US Pat. No. 10,484,516

FILTERING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A filtering apparatus comprising:an information processing device having an input that receives packet data;
the information processing device configured to implement a pseudo header attaching function of attaching header information of a leading fragment packet having same fragment packet identification information as the packet data to the packet data as a pseudo header when the received packet data is a fragment packet, and the received packet data is not a leading fragment packet;
the information processing device including a filter having a first input connected to receive package data input including the header information and a second input connected to a filter table, the filter configured to search the filter table, in which a filter criterion relating to the header information and a process to be performed when the filter criterion is satisfied are associated with each other by using the header information of the packet data as a key, and configured to determine the process associated with the filter criterion to be satisfied by the header information of the packet data, as a process to be performed with respect to the packet data; and
the information processing device including a processor having a first input connected to the output of the filter to receive the packet data from the filter, the processor configured to delete the attached pseudo header from the packet data received in the packet data from the filter, and configured to perform the determined process with respect to the packet data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,509

ANYCAST TRANSPORT PROTOCOL FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

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

US Pat. No. 10,484,468

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DOWNLOADING FILE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for downloading a file to a device, the method comprising:when receiving a download request a file,
acquiring, by the device, attribute information about the file from a name node of at least two data nodes,
learning information, by the device, about the length of the file according to the attribute information about the file, and
when the length of the file goes beyond a preset value,
segmenting, by the device, the download request into at least two fragments of download requests, the at least two fragments of download requests comprising a first fragment download request and a second fragment download request,
sending the at least two fragments of download requests from the device to the at least two data nodes to request to download corresponding fragments,
receiving, by the device, information returned by each data node, and
identifying, by the device, whether the information is a downloaded fragment or download failure information,
wherein, when the downloaded information corresponding to the first fragment download request that is received from one data node is identified as the download failure information,
excluding, by the device, the data node from the at least two data nodes; and
when the downloaded information corresponding to the second fragment download request is also identified as the download failure information, sending, by the device, the second fragment download request to another data node of the at least two data nodes;
wherein, when the downloaded information corresponding to the first fragment download request that is received from one data node is identified as the downloaded fragment and the downloaded information corresponding to the second fragment download request is identified as the download failure information,
sending, by the device, the second fragment download request to the data node; and
wherein, when downloaded fragments corresponding to fragments of download requests are received from data nodes,
obtaining, by the device, the file according to the at least two fragments obtained by download.

US Pat. No. 10,484,458

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAUNCHING AN APPLICATION PROGRAM UPON ASSOCIATION OF A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE WITH A LOCAL AREA NETWORK

FujiFilm North America Co...

1. A system for automatically launching an application program stored in a memory of a mobile computing device upon associating the mobile computing device with a local area network, the system comprising:a WiFi device providing a wireless network in an area, wherein the WiFi device receives a request to join the wireless network from a mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is in the area, wherein the WiFi device selectively allows the mobile computing device access to the wireless network, and wherein the wireless network is provided by a business entity;
a web application server including a memory, wherein the web application server is in communication with the WiFi device;
a user agreement module stored in the memory of the web application server, wherein when the WiFi device receives the request to join the wireless network from the mobile computing device, the user agreement module displays terms and conditions of use on the mobile computing device and provides the ability for the mobile computing device to accept the displayed terms and condition, and wherein the WiFi device allows the mobile computing device access to the wireless network after the acceptance of the terms and conditions;
a detection module stored in the memory of the web application server, wherein when the terms and conditions are accepted and the mobile computing device is located in the area of the wireless network, the detection module detects whether the mobile computing device supports a protocol handler, and when the mobile computing device supports the protocol handler automatically determines if an application program is stored in the memory of the mobile computing device, wherein the application program is pre-identified by the business entity that provides the wireless network; and
a launch module stored in the memory of the web application server, wherein when the detection module automatically determines that the application program is stored in the memory of the mobile computing device, the launch module uses the protocol handler to automatically launch the application program on the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is located in the area of the wireless network, wherein the application program displays content on the mobile computing device, and wherein the content is related to the business entity.

US Pat. No. 10,484,443

DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, DISTRIBUTION CONTROL METHOD, AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus that distributes content and a presentation schedule of the content to a plurality of content presentation apparatuses, comprising:a storage that stores a first time period when traffic of a network in a first place where the apparatus is installed is not congested and a second time period when the content is not presented by each of the plurality of content presentation apparatuses or when there are fewer people who receive presentation of the content in association with a second place than a number of people who receive presentation of the content at other times where each of the plurality of content presentation apparatuses is installed;
distribution time determination circuitry that determines, upon determination of a content presentation apparatus at a distribution destination, the content to be distributed, and the presentation schedule to be distributed, a time period when the first time period and the second time period for the content presentation apparatus at the distribution destination overlap as a distribution time by taking into consideration a time difference between the first place and the second place where the content presentation apparatus at the distribution destination is installed;
distribution circuitry that distributes the content and the presentation schedule to the content presentation apparatus at the distribution destination at the distribution time determined by the distribution time determination circuitry; and
priority determination circuitry that determines, if a plurality of distribution times determined for the content presentation apparatuses at the plurality of distribution destinations overlap at least partially, a content presentation apparatus at a distribution destination to which the content and the presentation schedule are distributed preferentially, in accordance with a certain rule, wherein
upon determination of content presentation apparatuses at a plurality of distribution destinations, the distribution time determination circuitry determines a distribution time when the first time period and the second time period for each of the content presentation apparatuses at the plurality of distribution destinations overlap by taking into consideration a time difference between the first place and the second place where each of the content presentation apparatuses at the plurality of distribution destinations is installed.

US Pat. No. 10,484,440

CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A method of distributing content from a source to at least one destination in a content delivery network, the method comprising:receiving a request from a destination for delivery of content over a network;
simultaneously transmitting the content to the one or more destinations in a plurality of multicast streams using a plurality of multicast trees, each of the plurality of multicast trees carrying one or more multicast streams, wherein the content in each of the plurality of the simultaneously transmitted multicast streams is time-shifted relative to the content in another multicast stream,
determining an availability and a status of the plurality of multicast streams, wherein determining the status of the plurality of multicast streams comprises determining the respective positions of the content that is currently being transmitted in the plurality of the multicast streams;
computing a performance score for each of the plurality of multicast trees in accordance with at least one parameter from the group of: packet loss; jitter; link throughput; end-to-end delay; and/or the topological location of the destination;
selecting one of the plurality of multicast trees in accordance with the computed performance scores; and
selecting one or more multicast stream from the one or more multicast streams carried by the selected multicast tree using the determined respective positions of the content that is currently being transmitted in the plurality of multicast streams.

US Pat. No. 10,484,439

SPECTATING DATA SERVICE FOR A SPECTATING SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more computing devices configured to implement a spectating system configured to:
obtain one or more broadcasts from one or more broadcaster devices, wherein each broadcast shows game play of a respective broadcaster participating as a player in a game executing on a game system;
generate broadcast content for the one or more broadcasts at least in part according to game metadata for the game received from the game system;
stream the one or more broadcasts and the broadcast content to a plurality of spectator devices;
record audiovisual (AN) content for the broadcasts;
obtain and store spectator interactions with the broadcasts and broadcast content as spectating data;
determine spectating data metrics indicating spectator states during the broadcasts based at least in part on analysis of the spectating data;
store correlations between the spectating data and the A/V content according to the spectating data metrics; and
expose the spectating data, the spectating data metrics and the A/V content to one or more spectating data consumer devices according to a spectating data interface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,436

USER DEVICE SELECTION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device and from a user device, a message including a terminal identifier (ID) of the user device and a public user ID associated with a user of the user device;
sending, to a network device, a request for user authentication data, wherein the request includes the public user ID and the terminal ID;
authenticating the user device based on the user authentication data;
creating a registration context of the user device, wherein the registration context of the user device includes the terminal ID, the public user ID, and a registration status of the user device;
storing the registration context for the user device;
sending, to the network device, a server assignment request (SAR) message;
receiving, from the network device, a server assignment answer (SAA) message, wherein subsequent registrations from other user devices associated with the public user ID are to be directed to the device;
storing, by the device, the registration status of the user device based on a combination of the terminal ID and the public user ID, wherein the registration status includes an authentication scheme associated with the user device, and wherein storing the registration status includes:
storing the registration status and the authentication scheme locally when the terminal ID is based on a device type of the user device, and
storing the registration status and the authentication scheme at the network device when the terminal ID is unique for the user; and
sending the message including the terminal ID and the public user ID to an application server, wherein the application server is to provide a session to the user device based on the registration context of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,419

CLASSIFYING SOFTWARE MODULES BASED ON FINGERPRINTING CODE FRAGMENTS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,484,381

WIRELESS PRIORITY SERVICE (WPS) AUTHORIZATION

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless data communication network to serve Wireless Priority Service (WPS) communications, the method comprising:a Proxy Call State Control Function (P-CSCF) Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) server system transferring a WPS authorization code;
a WPS communication device wirelessly receiving the WPS authorization code;
the WPS communication device wirelessly transferring a WPS SIP message having the WPS authorization code and a WPS session request;
the P-CSCF SIP server system receiving the WPS SIP message and authorizing the WPS SIP message based on the WPS authorization code, and when the WPS SIP message is authorized, the P-CSCF SIP server system identifying network addressing based on the WPS session request and transferring a response message that identifies the network addressing; and
the WPS communication device wirelessly receiving the response message and wirelessly transferring WPS data over the WPS session using the network addressing.

US Pat. No. 10,484,374

MUTUAL AUTHENTICATION

KELISEC AB, Bromma (SE)

1. A system for authenticating, comprising:a first computing device, a second computing device and a server;
wherein the first computing device is configured to perform:
generating a first authentication token (AT), the first authentication token (AT) being a data structure to be used for authenticating the first computing device to the second computing device, and sending the first authentication token (AT) to the server;
wherein the server is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the first authentication token (AT), and
generating a second authentication token for the first computing device and sending the second authentication token (AT) to the first computing device;
wherein the first computing device is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the second authentication token (AT), thereby performing a mutual authentication of the first computing device and the server;
wherein the server is further configured to perform:
generating a third authentication token (AT) for the second computing device and sending the third authentication token to the first computing device;
wherein the first computing device is further configured to perform:
receiving the third authentication token (AT) and sending it to the second computing device;
wherein the second computing device is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the third authentication token (AT) thereby performing an authentication of the server and the first computing device;
wherein the second computing device is configured to further authenticate the server by:
generating a fourth authentication token (AT), and
sending the fourth authentication token to the server;
wherein the server is further configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the fourth authentication token (AT); and
generating a fifth authentication token for the second computing device; and sending the fifth authentication token (AT) to the second computing device; and
wherein the second computing device is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the fifth authentication token (AT), thereby performing a mutual authentication of the second computing device and the server.

US Pat. No. 10,484,329

COMPUTERIZED NOTIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING BREAKING NEWS CONTENT

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method comprising:determining, via a computing device, breaking news content comprising digital content corresponding to a current event trending on an electronic network;
analyzing, via the computing device, said breaking news content, and based on said analysis, identifying classification information of said event and location information of said event, said analysis comprising parsing the breaking news content, and based on said parsing, determining, based on said identified classification information, a category of the breaking news content, said analysis further comprising determining a location of said location information based on said breaking news content and said category;
searching, the network via the computing device, for aggregate content related to the breaking news content, said searching based on the classification information and location information;
analyzing, via the computing device, user data of a plurality of users on the electronic network based on the determined category, determined location and digital content;
identifying, via the computing device, based on said analysis, a set of users determined to be interested in said breaking news content, said set of users each having user data satisfying an interest threshold for the determined category, determined location and digital content;
composing, via the computing device, a story page based on the breaking news content and the aggregate content; and
communicating, via the computing device over the network, said story page to said set of users.

US Pat. No. 10,484,328

MESSAGE-BROWSING SYSTEM, SERVER, TERMINAL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINM...

1. A message-browsing system for providing a browsing service of messages exchanged through a post and a response to the post among multiple users, the message-browsing system comprising:a processor configured to execute:
an assigning unit that assigns user images corresponding to multiple specific users, who are a subset or all of the multiple users, to respective ones of a number of reference positions that is equal to a number of the user images on a screen, in accordance with a predetermined rule;
a position determining unit that determines the reference positions assigned to the user images corresponding to the multiple specific users as display positions displaying the respective user images; and
a position changing unit that changes a display position of a user image corresponding to one of the multiple specific users responding to a post, which another user of the multiple specific users has contributed, to a position close to a display position of a user image corresponding to the other user who has contributed the post,
wherein the multiple users include a main person who receives the browsing service, the multiple users constitute a group, and the messages are exchanged among the multiple users in the group,
wherein,
the assigning unit assigns the user images corresponding to the multiple specific users including the main person, to the respective ones of the reference positions of the number equal to the number of the user images, the reference positions being on a screen of a terminal device that is operated by the main person,
the position determining unit determines each display position displaying a corresponding one of the user images to be within a predetermined range including a corresponding reference position assigned to each user image, and
the assigning unit assigns reference positions of user images corresponding to the specific users other than the main person, so that all the reference positions are radially arranged around the reference position corresponding to the main person at a circumference having a fixed distance from the reference position corresponding to the main person.

US Pat. No. 10,484,267

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MULTI-LAYER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

SEDONASYS SYSTEMS LTD, R...

1. A computerized system for performing preparation operations for a maintenance activity that causes a disruption in a communication path of traffic over a multi-layer network, wherein the multi-layer network comprises a packet switching layer and an optical layer, wherein the packet switching layer comprises one or more IP links and one or more IP nodes, wherein the optical layer comprises one or more optical links and one or more optical nodes, the system comprising:a maintenance tool configured to coordinate maintenance activities of the multi-layer network based on maintenance activity data, wherein the maintenance activity data comprises at least a network traffic state, a network topology and a maintenance activity state;
a storage unit to store the maintenance activity data; and
a multi-layer control system comprising a processor, wherein said processor is configured to:
a. receive from the maintenance tool an indication that one or more maintenance activities are required on an indicated optical resource, wherein the indicated optical resource comprises at least an optical link or an optical node or a part of a node;
b. simulate whether the one or more maintenance activities and anticipated traffic conditions will cause traffic congestion in the multi-layer network;
c. determine an affected optical path, said affected optical path utilizing bandwidth resources associated with optical links and nodes, wherein said affected optical path utilizes the indicated optical resource;
d. determine an affected IP link utilizing said affected optical path;
e. remove traffic from the affected IP link by rerouting traffic through one or more alternative IP links;
f. receive an indication that no traffic is transferred via the affected IP link;
g. remove the affected optical path by releasing the bandwidth resources utilized by the affected optical path;
h. activate an alternative optical path, wherein the alternative optical path circumvents the indicated optical resource;
i. configure the packet switching layer to utilize the alternative optical path, by associating bandwidth resources in optical nodes and links of the alternative optical path to corresponding IP nodes and links of the packet switching layer, in order to reroute traffic transferred via the affected IP link to pass through the alternative optical path;
j. repeat operations (c)-(i) for each affected optical path and each affected IP link; and
k. provide an indication to a maintenance person via the maintenance tool that the maintenance activity is permitted.

US Pat. No. 10,484,255

TRUSTWORTHINESS INDEX COMPUTATION IN A NETWORK ASSURANCE SYSTEM BASED ON DATA SOURCE HEALTH MONITORING

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device, health status data indicative of a health status of a data source in a network that provides collected telemetry data from the network for analysis by a machine learning-based network analyzer;
maintaining, by the device, a performance model for the data source that models the health of the data source;
computing, by the device, a trustworthiness index for the telemetry data provided by the data source based on the received health status data and the performance model for the data source; and
adjusting, by the device and based on the computed trustworthiness index for the telemetry data provided by the data source, one or more parameters used by the machine learning-based network analyzer to analyze the telemetry data provided by the data source.

US Pat. No. 10,484,215

ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSMISSION FOR NFC CARD EMULATION MODE

Huawei International Pte....

1. A method for using a Near Field Communication (NFC) card in asynchronous NFC card emulation mode transmission, comprising:estimating, by the NFC card, a carrier frequency offset (CFO) between a carrier frequency of an NFC reader and a carrier frequency of the NFC card;
adjusting, by the NFC card, digital baseband sampling of a baseband sample output at an NFC card emulation mode transmitter of the NFC card based on the estimated CFO to obtain an adjusted baseband sample output; and
modulating, by the NFC card, a radio frequency (RF) transmission of the NFC card emulation mode transmitter based on the adjusted baseband sample output.

US Pat. No. 10,484,212

INTER-ENB OVER-THE-AIR CALIBRATION FOR RECIPROCITY-BASED COORDINATED MULTIPOINT COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting, by a central unit, a calibration participation rule to enable wireless communication devices to determine whether to participate in an uplink-downlink (UL-DL) reciprocity calibration;
receiving, by the central unit, a first uplink (UL) calibration reference signal (RS) and a first DL channel estimate associated with a first communication link between a first transmission point (TP) and a first wireless communication device when the first communication link satisfies the calibration participation rule;
determining, by the central unit, the UL-DL reciprocity calibration based on at least the first DL channel estimate and a first UL channel estimate determined based on the first UL calibration RS; and
transmitting, by the central unit, a DL coordinated multipoint (CoMP) joint transmission signal according to the UL-DL reciprocity calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,484,211

MULTIPATH BANDPASS FILTERS WITH PASSBAND NOTCHES

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A multipath bandpass filter comprising:an input terminal configured to receive an input signal;
an output terminal; and
a plurality of filter circuit branches electrically connected in parallel between the input terminal and the output terminal, each of the filter circuit branches including a downconverter configured to generate a downconverted signal by downconverting the input signal, a filter network including at least one low pass filter and at least one notch filter configured to filter the downconverted signal to generate a filtered signal, and an upconverter configured to upconvert the filtered signal to generate an upconverted filtered signal, each upconverter having a respective output connected to the output terminal such that each respective upconverted filtered signal is combined at the output terminal to thereby generate a bandpass signal with passband notches, the downconverter configured to receive a first clock signal phase and the upconverter configured to receive a second clock signal phase that is offset from the first clock signal phase.

US Pat. No. 10,484,201

DISTRIBUTED PLATFORM FOR ROBUST EXECUTION OF SMART HOME APPLICATIONS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of event delivering, said method comprising:receiving an event at a computing device from a sensor, said computing device being one of a plurality of computing devices in a logical topology of a distributed network;
in response to direct communication capability between said computing device and said sensor, creating, by said computing device, an active node corresponding to the sensor;
in response to indirect communication capability between said computing device and said sensor, creating, by said computing device, a shadow node corresponding with said sensor;
determining, by said computing device, a delivery protocol that specifies how the event is delivered to one of the plurality of computing devices over the distributed network,
wherein said delivery protocol is at least one of a gap delivery protocol, a gapless delivery protocol or a gapless-state delivery protocol;
delivering, by said computing device, said event from said computing device to said one of said plurality of computing devices using said determined delivery protocol; and
causing processing of said event at said one of said plurality of computing devices resulting in an output at an actuator in said distributed network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,198

FUNCTION CONNECTION UNIT COMPRISING A PARAMETER MEMORY

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

US Pat. No. 10,484,180

DIGITAL DATA LOCKER SYSTEM PROVIDING ENHANCED SECURITY AND PROTECTION FOR DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL

Escher Group (IRL) Limite...

1. A digital data locker, comprising:one or more network interfaces interconnecting the digital data locker, over a network, to one or more end user devices and one or more document providers;
a processor; and
a memory configured to store a process executed by the processor, the process when executed operable to:
receive, from a selected end user device of the one or more end user devices, an end user request for a stored document, wherein the end user request includes at least a document identifier of the stored document, and wherein the selected end user device is operated by a selected end user,
obtain an encrypted user key assigned to the selected end user,
decrypt the encrypted user key to produce a decrypted user key, and
transmit a retrieval request to a selected document provider of the one or more document providers that stores the stored document, the retrieval request including at least the document identifier and the decrypted user key, wherein the retrieval request does not include an end user identifier of the selected end user thereby dissociating the stored document from an identity of the selected end user.

US Pat. No. 10,484,159

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT CONFIGURATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,484,158

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION SIGNALING IN A JOINT TRANSMISSION CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

HONG KONG APPLIED SCIENCE...

1. A method for signaling allocation of resources in a joint transmission communication system, the method comprising:determining one of a plurality of resource allocation schemes to be implemented by two or more of a plurality of transmission points (TPs) comprising a set of coordinated TPs for enabling said two or more of said TPs to transmit data to a scheduled user equipment (UE);
determining a bit length of a resource allocation field for a resource allocation signal message based on a number N of resource blocks groups (RBGs) related to a bandwidth of the joint transmission communication system and a number M of TPs comprising said set of coordinated TPs;
formatting the resource allocation signal message to provide the resource allocation field based on said determined bit length including formatting the resource allocation field to provide a bitmap in which each bit in the bitmap corresponds to a RBG and formatting values of the bits in the bitmap to indicate which of the RBGs is to be used by one or more of the plurality of coordinated TPs for transmitting data to the scheduled UE; and
transmitting said resource allocation signal message from one of said set of coordinated TPs to said scheduled UE;
wherein the plurality of resource allocation schemes comprises only a fully overlapping (FO) resource allocation scheme and a non-overlapping (NO) resource allocation scheme;
wherein, for the FO resource allocation scheme, a value of 1 for a bit in the bitmap indicates that the RBG corresponding to said bit is to be used by all of the TPs to transmit data to the scheduled UE and a value of 0 for a bit in the bitmap indicates that the RBG corresponding to said bit is not to be used for data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,484,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NR-DMRS SEQUENCE DESIGN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,484,145

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING HARQ TIMING IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by a base station in a communication system supporting Carrier Aggregation (CA) of a primary cell and at least one secondary cell, the method comprising:transmitting a downlink physical channel to a user equipment (UE) through one of the at least one secondary cell; and
receiving, from the UE, a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) feedback corresponding to the downlink physical channel,
wherein if the UE is not configured to monitor a control channel in another cell for scheduling the one of the at least one secondary cell, and when the primary cell is configured as Time Divisional Duplex (TDD) and the one of the at least one secondary cell is configured as Frequency Divisional Duplex (FDD):
if a first subframe is either a downlink subframe or a special subframe in the primary cell, a timing of receiving a HARQ feedback corresponding to a downlink physical channel of the first subframe in the one of the at least one secondary cell is identical with a TDD timing of receiving a HARQ feedback corresponding to a downlink physical channel of the first subframe in the primary cell; and
if a second subframe is an uplink subframe in the primary cell, a timing of receiving a HARQ feedback corresponding to a downlink physical channel of the second subframe in the one of the at least one secondary cell is identical with a TDD timing of receiving a HARQ feedback corresponding to a downlink physical channel of either a downlink subframe or a special subframe of the primary cell which is closest to the second subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,484,124

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COHERENT PON ARCHITECTURE AND BURST-MODE RECEPTION

Cable Television Laborato...

1. An optical network communication system utilizing a coherent passive optical network (PON), comprising:an optical hub including an optical line terminal having a downstream coherent transmitter, an upstream coherent receiver, a processor, and a multiplexer, wherein the upstream coherent receiver includes a plurality of upstream coherent subreceivers configured for time-wavelength division multiplexing access (TWDMA);
a power splitter configured to divide a coherent optical signal from the optical hub into a plurality of downstream wavelength signals;
a long fiber configured to carry the coherent optical signal between the optical hub and the power splitter;
a plurality of serving groups, each of the plurality of serving groups including a plurality of optical network units configured to (i) receive at least one of the plurality of downstream wavelength signals, and (ii) transmit at least one upstream wavelength signal; and
a plurality of short fibers configured to carry the downstream and upstream wavelength signals between the power splitter and the plurality of optical network units, respectively,
wherein each of the plurality of upstream coherent subreceivers is configured to receive a respective upstream wavelength signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,121

RECEIVER OPTICAL MODULE IMPLEMENTING OPTICAL ATTENUATOR

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,484,120

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

Intel Corporation, Santa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,484,110

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TESTING BEAM FORMING CAPABILITIES OF WIRELESS DEVICES

ETS-Lindgren, Inc., Ceda...

1. A positioner system for use in testing a device under test, DUT, the positioning system configured to position at least one antenna about the DUT, the positioning system comprising:a turntable configured to hold the DUT at a first height, the turntable configured to rotate about a center axis;
a first positioner that is concentric with the turntable and that rotates about the center axis and supports a first support unit that is fixed to a base of the first positioner so that the first support unit circles the DUT when the first positioner rotates about the center axis;
the first support unit mounted on the first positioner and configured to circle the DUT as the first positioner rotates about the center axis, the first support unit having a first positioner arm that rotates about an axis passing through the first support unit; and
the first positioner arm mounted on the first support unit and configured to rotate about the axis passing through the first support unit, the first positioner arm being configured to hold a first antenna so that when the first positioner arm rotates about the axis passing through the first support unit, the first antenna sweeps through an arc about the DUT.

US Pat. No. 10,484,107

CALIBRATION NETWORK FOR A PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A calibration network system for an array antenna having a plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of Transmit/Receive (T/R) modules coupled to the antenna elements through a plurality of corresponding coaxial transmission lines, the calibration network system comprising:a waveguide arrangement comprising at least one pair of rectangular waveguides having an inside height of side-walls smaller than an inside width of top and bottom walls;
wherein said at least one pair of rectangular waveguides being stacked in a substantially parallel relation to each other to form a lower rectangular waveguide and an upper rectangular waveguide spaced apart from the lower rectangular waveguide at a distance of about a quarter of a desired operating wavelength of the array antenna;
wherein said at least one pair of rectangular waveguides including a plurality of circular through-holes extending through at least one side-wall of the stacked rectangular waveguides from a bottom of the lower rectangular waveguide to a top of the upper rectangular waveguide and having a diameter sufficient to accommodate coaxial transmission lines passing through said circular through-holes;
wherein said at least one side-wall having openings between said circular through-holes and an interior region of said lower and upper rectangular waveguides in order to provide coupling of the coaxial transmission lines into said at least one pair of rectangular waveguides;
at least one 90 degree phase shifter having two phase shifter terminals and coupled at one phase shifter terminal to one end of the upper rectangular waveguide; and
at least one RF power divider/combiner having an input port configured for coupling to a reference Transmit/Receive (T/R) Module and two output ports being coupled correspondingly to said at least one 90 degree phase shifter at another phase shifter terminal and to one end of the lower rectangular waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,484,106

ANTENNA CALIBRATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method of calibrating an array of antenna elements in a transmit mode, said method comprising the steps of:locating said array of antenna elements in relation with a plurality of pre-characterized reference detectors such that at least one of said plurality of pre-characterized reference detectors is located at an expected side lobe of said array of antenna elements;
sensing, at baseband frequencies, with said plurality of pre-characterized reference detectors, at a plurality of phase and gain settings, a transmit radiation pattern of said array of antenna elements, to detect mismatch among two or more elements of said array of antenna elements; and
updating phase and gain settings for said array of antenna elements to correct said mismatch.

US Pat. No. 10,484,105

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING WIRELESS POSITIONING FEATURE LIBRARY

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for constructing a wireless positioning feature library, comprising:obtaining, by an apparatus, a wireless positioning training data set, wherein the wireless positioning training data set comprises a plurality of pieces of training data;
performing, by the apparatus, clustering and merging on the plurality of pieces of training data one by one, to obtain at least one new piece of sample data; and
determining, by the apparatus, wireless positioning feature data based on the at least one new piece of sample data;
wherein performing clustering and merging on a piece of training data A of the plurality of pieces of training data comprises:
determining, from at least one piece of sample data of a sample data set, sample data that falls within a preset range of the piece of training data A;
determining, from the sample data that falls within the preset range of the piece of training data A, sample data B with highest similarity to the piece of training data A;
merging the piece of training data A and the sample data B to form new sample data C; and
replacing the sample data B with the new sample data C in the sample data set.

US Pat. No. 10,484,093

OPTICAL INTERPOSER FOR ARRAY ANTENNAS

Precision Optical Transce...

1. A method for feeding a plurality of antenna elements of an array antenna, comprising:receiving at a photonic substrate at least one transmit modulated optical carrier (TMOC) signal;
communicating the TMOC signal to an array level photonic integrated circuit (ALPIC) disposed on the photonic substrate;
using the ALPIC to extract a plurality of transmit element-level optical carrier (ELOC) signals from the TMOC;
using a plurality of optical waveguides to optically distribute the plurality of transmit ELOC signals from the ALPIC to a plurality of conversion locations distributed on the photonic substrate;
using photodetectors respectively provided at each of the plurality of conversion locations to convert each of the transmit ELOC signals to a transmit element-level modulated radio frequency (ELMRF) signal;
coupling the transmit ELMRF signal from each photodetector respectively to one of the plurality of antenna elements;
performing at least one antenna control operation in the optical domain to selectively cause a variation in at least one of a phase and an amplitude in at least one of the plurality of transmit ELMRF signals; and
communicating at least one antenna control signal for specifying the antenna beam control operation from a remote location to a local control element using a common optical fiber through which the TMOC signal is also communicated.

US Pat. No. 10,484,038

PHASED ARRAY TRANSCEIVER WITH BUILT-IN PHASE INTERFEROMETER

PSEMI CORPORATION, San D...

1. A transceiver circuit comprising:a) switchable transmit and receive RF processing paths, each selectively configured to operate according to one of:
a1) a transmit path for adjusting phase and amplitude of an RF signal for transmission through a respective element of a plurality of elements of an antenna array, and
a2) a receive path for adjusting phase and amplitude of an RF signal received through the respective element of the antenna array;
b) switchable feedback paths selectively coupled to the switchable transmit and receive RF processing paths via switchable elements of said feedback paths; and
c) one or more RF combiners coupled to the switchable feedback paths,
wherein said switchable feedback paths are selectively configured to operate according to at least a transmit path calibration mode, and
wherein during the transmit path calibration mode, the switchable elements couple a portion of a phase and amplitude adjusted RF signal through each of an arbitrarily selected reference transmit path and a target transmit path of the switchable transmit and receive RF processing paths to the one or more RF combiners to obtain a combined RF signal for calibration of the target transmit path.

US Pat. No. 10,484,030

EUICC MANAGEMENT METHOD, EUICC, SM PLATFORM, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of managing an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC), comprising:acquiring, by the eUICC, capability information of a terminal in which the eUICC is embedded; and
sending, by the eUICC, the capability information of the terminal to a subscription management (SM) platform, so that according to the capability information of the terminal and current status information of the eUICC, the SM platform:
manages a profile on the eUICC,
generates a profile, or
manages the eUICC;
wherein the current status information of the eUICC comprises current available storage space of the eUICC.

US Pat. No. 10,484,007

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:a repair information storage circuit comprising a fuse set for storing a preliminary repair information and a defect check information;
an error calculation circuit configured to generate repair information according to the preliminary repair information, and generate a validity determination bit as one piece of information in the repair information, using the preliminary repair information and the defect check information, the validity determination bit defining whether the fuse set has a defect; and
a repair processing unit configured to set a fuse set latch in a memory array block in an unavailable state according to the validity determination bit, wherein the memory array block is set to the corresponding fuse set in the unavailable state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,995

CALIBRATION OF RADIX ERRORS USING LEAST-SIGNIFICANT-BIT (LSB) AVERAGING IN A SUCCESSIVE-APPROXIMATION REGISTER ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERTER (SAR-ADC) DURING A FULLY SELF-CALIBRATING ROUTINE

Caelus Technologies Limit...

1. A self-calibrating mixed-signal converter comprising:an array of digital-analog elements, each for converting a binary bit to an analog signal;
a comparator that compares two analog inputs to generate a compare result;
a Least-Significant-Bit (LSB) digital-analog element in the array of digital-analog elements, the LSB digital-analog element having a smallest effect on the two analog inputs, the LSB digital-analog element having an ideal radix of one;
wherein other digital-analog elements in the array of digital-analog elements each have an ideal radix that is a function of a ratio of a design size of a digital-analog element to the design size of the LSB digital-analog element;
wherein the array of digital-analog elements comprise at least five digital-analog elements with different design sizes and having at least five different values of the ideal radix;
wherein the array of digital-analog elements is connected to at least one of the two analog inputs to the comparator wherein each of the at least five digital-analog elements with different design sizes cause at least five different values of an effect on at least one of the two analog inputs to the comparator;
wherein manufactured sizes of the digital-analog elements differ from the design sizes by an error amount;
a Successive-Approximation Register (SAR) that applies a SAR search sequence of binary bits to a portion of the array of digital-analog elements having an ideal radix less than a target ideal radix of a target digital-analog element in the array of digital-analog elements;
wherein bits are set or cleared in the SAR during the SAR search sequence in response to the compare result from the comparator to generate a final SAR value when the SAR search sequence is completed;
a plurality of LSB averaging digital-analog elements, having an ideal radix of 1, and connected to at least one of the two analog inputs to the comparator;
a LSB averaging accumulator that is incremented or decremented in response to the compare result from the comparator when test values of binary bits are applied to the plurality of LSB averaging digital-analog elements, the LSB averaging accumulator adjusting the final SAR value after the SAR search sequence is completed to generate a LSB-corrected final SAR value;
a summer for summing the ideal radixes for digital-analog elements having a corresponding bit set in the LSB-corrected final SAR value to generate a target measured radix;
a digital averager for averaging a plurality of the LSB-corrected final SAR value generated during a plurality of repetitions of the SAR search sequence measuring the target digital-analog element, the digital averager generating an actual measured radix that is the average of the plurality of the LSB-corrected final SAR value; and
a Look-Up Table (LUT) that stores the actual measured radix from the digital averager for the target digital-analog element, the LUT also storing the ideal radixes for the portion of the array of digital-analog elements having the ideal radix that is less than the target ideal radix of the target digital-analog element;
wherein the LUT also stores actual measured radixes for other digital-analog elements having an ideal radix greater than the target radix, the other digital-analog elements each successively acting as the target digital-analog element in the SAR search sequence and digital averager to generate the actual measured radix for that digital-analog element;
wherein the summer reads the LUT for the actual measured radix for digital-analog elements having a corresponding actual measured radix stored in the LUT, the summer using the actual measured radix rather than the ideal radix when the actual measured radix is available in the LUT to generate a target measured radix during calibration;
whereby radix error calibration uses the actual measured radix that is read from the LUT instead of the ideal radix for radixes above the target ideal radix, and uses the ideal radix for radixes below the target ideal radix.

US Pat. No. 10,483,993

RESIDUE AMPLIFIER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC), comprising:a capacitive digital-to-analog converter (CDAC);
a residue amplifier coupled to the CDAC, and comprising:
a first complementary transistor pair coupled to a first output of the CDAC, and comprising:
a high-side transistor; and
a low-side transistor; and
a first tail current circuit coupled to the high side transistor;
a switched capacitor circuit coupled to inputs of the CDAC and the first tail current circuit, and configured to:
generate a voltage to bias the first tail current circuit; and
compensate for common mode voltage at the inputs of the CDAC.

US Pat. No. 10,483,981

HIGHSPEED/LOW POWER SYMBOL COMPARE

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:first compare logic to determine, in parallel and during a first stage, whether each of a first plurality of input symbols meets a first programmable criteria; and
second compare logic to determine, in parallel and during a second stage, whether each of the first plurality of input symbols meets a second programmable criteria, the second compare logic to receive, from the first compare logic, a corresponding plurality of indicators of whether each of the first plurality of input symbols met the first programmable criteria, the first compare logic to determine, during the second stage, whether each of a second plurality of input symbols meets the first programmable criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,483,971

PHYSICAL UNCLONABLE DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAXIMIZING EXISTING PROCESS VARIATION FOR A PHYSICALLY UNCLONABLE DEVICE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A physically unclonable function (PUF) device comprising:a plurality of PUF cells, configured to generate an output, wherein each of the plurality of PUF cells comprising:
a harvester circuit comprising a first circuit which comprises a first pair of transistors and a second circuit which comprises a second pair of transistors, the harvester circuit is configured to generate a bit line and a complementary bit line, wherein the harvester circuit is selected to be smaller than a predetermined size defined according to a design rule check (DRC) and generate maximum variations among the plurality of PUF cells,
a sense amplifier comprising a plurality of transistors configured to receive a first input signal and a second input signal from the harvester circuit; and
a pulse evaluation circuit, programmable to generate a pulse evaluation signal coupled to a control terminal of the second pair of transistors.

US Pat. No. 10,483,969

INPUT DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An input device comprising:a switch that is switched between on and off by being pressed;
a plurality of light sources, the plurality of light sources including:
a first light source; and
a second light source disposed at a position different from a position of the first light source; and
a light guide that guides light emitted from each of the plurality of light sources in an anti-pressing direction opposite to a pressing direction of the switch,
wherein the light guide includes:
an emission part that is disposed in the anti-pressing direction from the switch and emits the light emitted by each of the plurality of light sources, in the anti-pressing direction;
a first light guide leg that is coupled to the emission part and guides first light emitted by the first light source to the emission part; and
a second light guide leg that is coupled to the emission part and guides second light emitted by the second light source to the emission part,
the emission part includes:
a first design that illuminates by reflecting the first light in the anti-pressing direction; and
a second design that illuminates by reflecting the second light in the anti-pressing direction,
the first light guide leg is a plate-shaped part and includes a first reflection surface disposed along a thickness of the first light guide leg and reflects the first light,
the second light guide leg is a plate-shaped part and includes a second reflection surface disposed along a thickness of the second light guide leg and reflects the second light, and
the first light guide leg and the second light guide leg are arranged on approximately a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,483,928

POWER AMPLIFICATION MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power amplification module comprising:a first input terminal receiving a first transmit signal in a first frequency band;
a second input terminal receiving a second transmit signal in a second frequency band having a narrower transmit/receive frequency interval than the first frequency band;
a first amplification circuit receiving and amplifying the first transmit signal to produce a first amplified signal and outputting the first amplified signal;
a second amplification circuit receiving and amplifying the second transmit signal to produce a second amplified signal and outputting the second amplified signal; and
an attenuation circuit located between the second input terminal and the second amplification circuit and configured to attenuate a component of the second frequency band,
wherein no attenuation circuit is located between the first input terminal and the first amplification circuit, wherein:
the first and second frequency bands are between 699 MHz and 915 MHz.

US Pat. No. 10,483,925

CIRCUIT MODULE HAVING DUAL-MODE WIDEBAND POWER AMPLIFIER ARCHITECTURE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A circuit module, comprising:a first power amplifier, having a signal input node coupled to an input signal, a signal output node to generate an output signal, and a power input node coupled to a supply output signal of a supply modulator;
a first switch, externally coupled to the first power amplifier, coupled between the power input node of the first power amplifier and a first bypass capacitor; and
the first bypass capacitor, coupled between the first switch and a ground level;
wherein a distance from the first bypass capacitor to the first power amplifier is shorter than a distance from the first bypass capacitor to the supply modulator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,924

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREDICTIVE SWITCHING IN AUDIO AMPLIFIERS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

19. A method comprising:in an audio amplifier circuit including a power amplifier having an audio input for receiving an audio input signal, an audio output for generating an output signal based on the audio input signal, and a power supply input for receiving a power supply voltage wherein the power supply voltage is variable among at least a first supply voltage and a second supply voltage greater than the first supply voltage, and wherein the power supply voltage is generated by a configurable charge pump power supply:
predicting, based on one or more characteristics of a signal indicative of the output signal, an occurrence of a condition for changing the power supply voltage; and
responsive to predicting the occurrence of the condition, changing, at an approximate zero crossing of the signal indicative of the output signal, the power supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,908

WEARABLE POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

SHENZHEN DANSHA TECHNOLOG...

1. A wearable power management system comprising:a bottom coating layer;
a bottom center layer disposed above the bottom coating layer;
a circuit layer disposed above the bottom center layer;
a top center layer disposed above the circuit layer; and
a top coating layer disposed above the top center layer; wherein:
the Young's modulus of both the bottom center layer and the top center layer is in the range of 2.5 kPa-4.5 kPa and the thickness of both the bottom center layer and the top center layer is in the range of 250 um-350 um;
the Young's modulus of both the bottom coating layer and the top coating layer is in the range of 50 kPa-70 kPa and the thickness of both the bottom coating layer and the top coating layer is in the range of 250 um-350 um;
the circuit layer comprises a device layer and a connection layer disposed above the device layer;
the device layer comprises a device matrix and alloy connection wires, the device matrix comprising a plurality of cells and a plurality of rechargeable batteries;
odd rows of the device matrix comprise a plurality of solar cells;
even rows of the device matrix comprise a plurality of rechargeable batteries;
the solar cells are composite semiconductor solar cells with thickness between 30 um-40 um;
the rechargeable batteries are lithium-ion chip cells y with thickness between 180 um-220 um;
the alloy connection wires are connected and conducting between the device layer and the connection layer, and made of indium silver alloy;
the connection layer comprises a connection wire network, the connection wire network comprising a plurality of connection wires and overlapping with the device matrix;
each device in the device matrix is connected to an adjacent device in the device matrix through the alloy connection wires and the connection wires of the connection network;
the connection wires essentially have a shape of sine waveforms; and
the connection layer comprises:
a first polyimide layer;
a copper layer disposed above the first polyimide layer; and
a second polyimide layer disposed above the copper layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,904

INTEGRATED SOLAR BUILDING PRODUCT PANELS

1. A shock absorbing and vibration damping construction panel comprising:a bottom support component;
at least one solar cell assembly supported by the bottom support component;
a vibration damping component surrounding each solar cell assembly comprising a material with a Young's modulus of less than 5 GPA;
a top transparent protective component mounted on the vibration damping layer with a gap from each solar cell assembly for protecting each solar cell assembly, and transferring any impact forces to the vibration damping layer isolated from the solar cells; and
electrodes for electrically connecting each solar cell to adjacent panels;
wherein, in response to a force applied to the top protective component, the top protective component is deformable up to the width of the gap, and the vibration damping component transfers the force to the bottom support component.

US Pat. No. 10,483,899

MODULATION SCHEME FOR MULTIPHASE MACHINES

KSR IP Holdings, LLC, Wi...

1. An electrical power system for a six-phase electric motor comprising:a first set of three-phase windings,
a second set of three-phase windings,
a first pulse width modulator operating at a conversion frequency and a first phase which converts a DC power source to an alternating current, said first pulse width modulator being electrically connected to said first set of three-phase windings,
a second pulse width modulator operating at said conversion frequency and a second phase which converts said DC power source to an alternating current, said second pulse width modulator being electrically connected to said second set of three-phase windings,
wherein said first and second phases are offset from each other by between 80 and 100 degrees to thereby reduce ripple current in said windings.

US Pat. No. 10,483,893

MOTOR DRIVING APPARATUS AND HOME APPLIANCE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,889

OPERATION OF A LOCAL ALTERNATING CURRENT NETWORK WITH A GENSET AND A UPS

PILLER GROUP GMBH, Oster...

1. A method of operating a local AC power grid comprising a genset which includes a combustion engine and a generator, and an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) which includes an energy storage, the method comprisingdefining a frequency of an AC voltage of the AC power grid present at the genset by means of the UPS;
altering the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in one direction away from a desired frequency, if a present power demand in the AC power grid increases beyond a present power supply in the AC power grid, and altering the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the other direction away from the desired frequency, if the present power demand falls below the present power supply in the AC power grid;
with increasing power demand of the AC power grid, limiting an alteration of the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the one direction to a maximum value in that missing power is temporarily fed out of the energy storage into the AC power grid;
keeping a shift of the frequency of the AC voltage defined by means of the UPS in the one direction away from the desired frequency until no more power flows out of the energy storage into the AC power grid; and
responding to deviations of the frequency of the AC voltage of the AC power grid from the desired frequency in one direction by an increase of a genset power supplied by means of the genset, and responding to deviations of the frequency of the AC voltage of the AC power grid from the desired frequency in the other direction by a reduction of the genset power supplied by means of the genset.

US Pat. No. 10,483,886

MODULAR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATING SYSTEM WITH MULTISTAGE AXIAL FLUX GENERATOR

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. An electrical power system comprising:a direct current (DC) bus connected to a load;
a plurality of generators driven by rotation of a common shaft;
a plurality of power converters, each comprising an active rectifier controller that operates a respective associated one of a plurality of active rectifiers to rectify multi-phase alternating current (AC) from a respective associated one of the plurality of generators to DC on the DC bus; and
a load sharing controller operable to provide a respective corrective signal to each respective power converter that is enabled, the respective corrective signals based on a difference between an average output current across all of the active rectifiers that are enabled, and a particular output current of the respective power converter;
wherein each active rectifier controller is operable to determine a quadrature current value for the generator associated with the active rectifier controller based on the corrective signal provided to the power converter of the active rectifier controller, and control the active rectifier associated with the active rectifier controller based on the quadrature current value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,867

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

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,866

SMART POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An electronic device configured to deliver power, comprising:a first circuit configured to connect a power source to a second electronic device via a first power delivery conduit;
a second circuit configured to connect the power source to a third electronic device via a second power delivery conduit, the first power delivery conduit being configured to deliver power to the second electronic device in parallel with the second power delivery conduit delivering power to the third electronic device;
circuitry configured to exchange information with the second electronic device and the third electronic device, wherein the information includes an indication of respective device power requirements; and
a power management module (PMM) configured to manage power delivery to the respective electronic devices, wherein
based on the indication of respective device power requirements, the PMM is configured to manage delivery of power to the second electronic device and the third electronic device by partitioning and dynamically applying the power on a per conduit basis across the first power delivery conduit and the second power delivery conduit, wherein
the PMM is configured to deliver power on at least one of a first-come-first-served basis, a programmed prioritization basis, a quickest time to charge basis, or an equal current partition basis.

US Pat. No. 10,483,862

BI-DIRECTIONAL ISOLATED DC-DC CONVERTER FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORTATION

VANNER, INC., Hilliard, ...

1. A bi-directional DC-DC converter (20) comprising:a first stage (30) comprising:
a first port (22) connected between a first node (N1) and ground;
the first port (22) being bi-directionally operable as an output or an input;
the first port (22) being operatively connected to a primary winding (80) of a first transformer (Tr1);
a second stage (40) comprising:
a second port (24) connected between seventh and eighth nodes (N7), (N8);
the second port (24) being bi-directionally operable as an output or an input;
the second port (24) being operatively connected to a secondary winding (82) of the first transformer (Tr1);
the secondary winding of the first transformer having first and second terminals;
a fifth switch (S5) having first and second terminals
the fifth switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the fifth switch being connected to the second terminal of the fifth switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the fifth switch being connected to the first terminal of the fifth switch;
a sixth switch (S6) having first and second terminals
the sixth switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the sixth switch being connected to the second terminal of the sixth switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the sixth switch being connected to the first terminal of the sixth switch;
a seventh switch (S7) having first and second terminals
the seventh switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the seventh switch being connected to the second terminal of the seventh switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the seventh switch being connected to the first terminal of the seventh switch;
an eighth switch (S8) having first and second terminals
the eighth switch having a body diode,
an anode of the body diode of the eighth switch being connected to the first terminal of the eighth switch,
a cathode of the body diode of the eighth switch being connected to the second terminal of the eighth switch;
a first resonant inductor (Lr1) having first and second terminals;
a first resonant capacitor (Cr1) having first and second terminals;
a second resonant capacitor (Cr2) having first and second terminals;
a third resonant capacitor (Cr3) having first and second terminals;
a fourth resonant capacitor (Cr4) having first and second terminals;
the first terminal of the fifth switch (S5) being connected to the seventh node (N7), the second terminal of the fifth switch (S5) being connected to a sixth node (N6);
the first terminal of the sixth switch (S6) being connected to the sixth node (N6);
the second terminal of the sixth switch (S6) being connected to the eighth node;
the first terminal of the seventh switch (S7) being connected to a tenth node (N10);
the second terminal of the seventh switch (S7) being connected to an eleventh node (N11);
the first terminal of the eighth switch (S8) being connected to the eleventh node (N11);
the second terminal of the eighth switch (S8) being connected to a twelfth node (N12);
the first terminal of the secondary winding (82) of the first transformer (Tr1) being connected to the sixth node (N6);
the second terminal of the secondary winding (82) of the first transformer (Tr1) being connected to a ninth node (N9);
the first terminal of the first resonant inductor (Lr1) being connected to the ninth node (N9);
the second terminal of the first resonant inductor (Lr1) being connected to the tenth node (N10);
the first terminal of the first resonant capacitor (Cr1) being connected to the seventh node (N7);
the second terminal of the first resonant capacitor (Cr1) being connected to the twelfth node (N12);
the first terminal of the second resonant capacitor (Cr2) being connected to the twelfth node (N12);
the second terminal of the second resonant capacitor (Cr2) being connected to the eighth node (N8);
the first terminal of the third resonant capacitor (Cr3) being connected to the seventh node (N7);
the second terminal of the third resonant capacitor (Cr3) being connected to the tenth node (N10);
the first terminal of the fourth resonant capacitor (Cr4) being connected to the tenth node (N10);
the second terminal of the fourth resonant capacitor (Cr4) being connected to the eighth node (N8).

US Pat. No. 10,483,855

POWER LIMIT PROTECTION FOR RESONANT POWER CONVERTER

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. An electronic circuit comprising:an Inductor-Inductor-Capacitor (LLC) tank circuit comprising a first inductor, a second inductor, a capacitor, and a primary coil of a transformer, wherein the first inductor is coupled in series with the second inductor, the second inductor is coupled in series with the capacitor, and the primary coil of the transformer is coupled in parallel with the second inductor; and
an energizing circuit to supply power to the LLC tank circuit according to a switching period and to detect a power limit condition, wherein the power limit condition is detected according to a value of an integrated current sense signal and a duration of the switching period, wherein the integrated current sense signal corresponds to an integration over time of a current supplied to the LLC tank circuit by a first switch, and wherein the energizing circuit comprises:
an oscillator to receive a feedback signal and to generate a clock signal having the switching period according to the feedback signal;
the first switch to supply power to the LLC tank circuit from an input voltage during a first phase of the clock signal;
a second switch to configure components of the LLC tank circuit in a loop circuit during a second phase of the clock signal;
a ramp signal generation circuit to generate a constant dv/dt threshold signal according to the switching period; and
a comparator circuit to detect the power limit condition according to a comparison of the constant dv/dt threshold signal and the integrated current sense signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,844

CHARGE PUMP ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CHARGE PUMP ARRANGEMENT

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A charge pump arrangement, comprising:a charge pump circuit configured to convert an input voltage into an output voltage based on a pump clock signal;
a feedback path configured to provide a feedback signal representing the output voltage of the charge pump circuit;
a control circuit configured to receive a clock signal and to control the output voltage of the charge pump circuit by controlling the pump clock signal based on the feedback signal and the clock signal;wherein the feedback path comprises a voltage divider circuit, wherein the voltage divider circuit is coupled to the charge pump circuit to sense the output voltage and further coupled to the control circuit to provide the feedback signal;wherein the voltage divider circuit comprises a first capacitor and a second capacitor coupled in a series arrangement, wherein the feedback signal is tapped between the first capacitor and the second capacitor;additional voltage divider circuit to sense the output voltage of the charge pump circuit and to provide an additional feedback signal for the control circuit; wherein the additional voltage divider circuit comprises a third capacitor and a fourth capacitor coupled in a series arrangement, wherein the additional feedback signal is tapped between the third capacitor and the fourth capacitor; anda switch arrangement configured to switch the charge pump arrangement into a first operation mode and into a second operation mode by switching between the feedback signal of the voltage divider circuit and the additional feedback signal of the additional voltage divider circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,837

VARIABLE FREQUENCY MODULATION SCHEME BASED ON CURRENT-SENSING TECHNIQUES FOR SWITCHED-CAPACITOR DC-DC CONVERTERS

Renesas Electronics Ameri...

1. An apparatus for converting an input voltage at an input to an output voltage at an output, the apparatus comprising:a capacitor, wherein the capacitor is configured such that a charging and discharging of the capacitor transfers energy from the input to the output;
switches configured to control the charging and discharging of the capacitor;
a controller that controls a switching frequency of the switches based on a current associated with the transfer of energy from the input to the output; and
a lookup table coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to set the switching frequency based on the current using one or more entries in the lookup table,
wherein the lookup table stores a plurality of different switching frequency values for a same given current value, and wherein the controller is configured to select a certain at least one of the plurality of different switching frequency values based on the current, and wherein the plurality of different switching frequency values for the same given current value correspond to a plurality of different performance metric values associated with the transfer of energy from the input to the output.

US Pat. No. 10,483,836

METHOD OF EARLY HARD SWITCHING DETECTION AND PROTECTION FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A system for inductive power transfer, the system comprising:a power converter including a plurality of switches;
a controller programmed with a schedule having scheduled times of when the switches are to be switched for the power converter to output a voltage and a current to a resonant network and the controller knowing the schedule in advance of when the switches are to be switched according to the schedule, the controller to switch the switches according to the schedule to cause the power converter to output the voltage and the current to the resonant network; and
the controller to compare a zero-current crossover point of the current and the schedule to determine whether the zero-current crossover point occurs prior to a scheduled time of the schedule that one or more of the switches are be switched and to disable the switches from switching, at least at the scheduled time, when the zero-current crossover point occurs prior to the scheduled time such that the switches do not switch at the scheduled time thereby preventing hard switching of the switches from occurring.

US Pat. No. 10,483,830

MAGNETIC SENSOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND MOTOR COMPONENT

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,828

ELECTRIC MOTOR HAVING SMD COMPONENTS AND ASSOCIATED CONNECTION COMPONENT

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An electric motor comprising:a support (6) having recesses or chambers;
a plurality of SMD components (5) arranged in the recesses or chambers of the support (6);
an electrically conductive housing part;
a connection part connecting the SMD components (5) to the electrically conductive housing part, the connection part being configured as a contact spring (10) clamped on the support (6), and the connection part electrically connecting the plurality of SMD components (5) to the electrically conductive housing part, the contact spring (10) having:
a main section (1),
a resilient connection section, which extends from a first side of the main section (1), for contacting the SMD components (5), and
at least one resilient contact section (3), which extends from a second side of the main section (1), for electrical connection to the electrically conductive housing part,
wherein the resilient connection section of the contact spring (10) comprises a plurality of contact fingers (2) for contacting respective ones of the SMD components (5), which contact fingers (2) engage into the individual recesses or chambers of the support (6) and come into contact with the SMD components (5) arranged in the recesses or chambers,
wherein the at least one resilient contact section (3) comprises two legs extending on the second side of the main section (1), the two legs each having a fixing clamp (7), each of which, when the contact spring (10) is located on the support (6), digs into the support (6) to affix the contact spring (10) to the support (6), and
wherein each leg of the at least one resilient contact section (3) has divided first and second finger-shaped sections (4), each first finger-shaped portion being contoured so as to contact the electrically conductive housing part, and each second finger-shaped portion being contoured to contact the support (6).

US Pat. No. 10,483,809

POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power transmitting apparatus comprising:a first antenna configured to perform wireless power transmission to a power receiving apparatus and perform wireless communication with the power receiving apparatus;
a second antenna configured to perform wireless communication with the power receiving apparatus, wherein the second antenna is different from the first antenna; and
one or more processors configured to:
communicate with the power receiving apparatus, by the first antenna, identification information of at least one of the power transmitting apparatus and the power receiving apparatus, wherein the identification information can be used for communicating by the second antenna;
determine whether or not a communication connection based on the identification information that is communicated by the first antenna is established via the second antenna;
perform wireless power transmission to the power receiving apparatus by the first antenna based on a determination that the communication connection based on the identification information that is communicated by the first antenna is established via the second antenna, and; and
restrict wireless power transmission to the power receiving apparatus based on a determination that the communication connection based on the identification information that is communicated by the first antenna is not established via the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,483,798

WIRELESS PORTABLE CHARGER AND DISPLAY PANEL FOR A WIRELESS CHARGEABLE HAND HELD DEVICE

1. A wireless portable charger and display panel for a wireless chargeable hand held device, which comprises:a housing having a generally horizontal surface which includes a wireless charging receiving surface of a sufficient size only to receive the wireless chargeable hand held device and having a non horizontal surface extending outward from said generally horizontal surface configured to substantially inhibit placement of another object thereon from a diminished area of said generally horizontal surface beyond said wireless charging receiving surface throughout said non horizontal surface;
a generally vertical display panel connected to said housing;
a wireless charging coil operably disposed in said housing having adjacent said wireless charging receiving surface;
a power source;
an electronic controller board operably disposed in said housing connected to said power source and said wireless charging coil rechargeable; and
a power switch operably connected to said electronic controller board for actuating on/off flow of electrical power.

US Pat. No. 10,483,792

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PREVENT A FALSE TRIGGER OF A SHUTDOWN FUNCTION OF A PROCESS CONTROL COMPONENT

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. An apparatus comprising:a power source configured to operate a process control component;
a power conditioner configured to prevent a false trigger of a shutdown function of the process control component by providing power, based on energy stored at the power conditioner, from the power conditioner to the process control component during a disruption of power from the power source to the process control component that is less than a threshold disruption time; and
a reserve power unit operable independently from the power conditioner, the reserve power unit configured to move the process control component to a shutdown position by providing power, based on energy stored at the reserve power unit, from the reserve power unit to the process control component in response to a depletion of the energy stored at the power conditioner, the depletion caused by the disruption of power exceeding the threshold disruption time.

US Pat. No. 10,483,787

WIRELESS CHARGING APPARATUS BASED ON THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) WIRELESS CHARGING ZONE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A wireless charging apparatus comprising:a plurality of transmitting coils included in a wireless charging zone in a three-dimensional (3D) form; and
at least one power source configured to supply a current to the plurality of transmitting coils,
wherein the at least one pair of transmitting coils are configured to form a quiet zone indicating a magnetic field having an equalized energy density in the wireless charging zone.

US Pat. No. 10,483,765

POWER GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING UNITS

1. A power generation and distribution system for a drilling rig comprising:an AC bus and a DC bus,
an AC generator electrically connected to the AC bus,
an AC bus load electrically connected to the AC bus,
a first power transformer configured to convert a plurality of voltage phases of the AC bus into a plurality of corresponding secondary side voltage phases,
a first unidirectional AC-DC power converter connected between the secondary side voltage phases of the first power transformer and the DC bus for supplying power to the DC bus,
one or more DC bus loads connected to the DC bus, and
a second AC-DC power converter connected between the DC bus and at least one of an auxiliary transformer winding of the first power transformer and a second power transformer for supplying power from the DC bus to the AC bus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,763

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

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,717

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

DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,711

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AMPLIFIED RADIATION

Nufern, East Granby, CT ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,693

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

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,691

CARD HOLDER, INSERTING DEVICE AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A card holder, configured to install a data card, comprising:a card tray defining a card slot and a sliding groove in communication with the card slot, the card slot being configured to receive the data card;
a sliding block capable of linearly sliding along the sliding groove; and
an elastic element coupled to the sliding block, fixed to the card tray, and configured to press the sliding block to make the sliding block capable of abutting against the data card when the elastic element is in a deformation state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,661

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEALING ELECTRICAL TERMINALS

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,660

HOUSING WITH SELF-ORIENTING GROUNDING STUD

CommScope Connectivity Be...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,656

DUAL-NOTCH ANTENNA AND ANTENNA ARRAY THEREOF

CUBTEK INC., Zhubei, Hsi...

1. A dual-notch antenna, comprising: a plurality of radiation members, each of the radiation members formed in a rectangular shape, with two first lateral sides disposed in opposite, and two second lateral sides disposed on two ends of the two first sides, respectively, so as to form the rectangular shape, a middle section of each first lateral side concavely provided with a notch, each of the two notches provided with a feeding side and two cove sides, the feeding side disposed in parallel to the two first lateral sides, the two cove sides connected with two ends of the feeding side; and a plurality of microstrip lines, each microstrip line electrically connected with one of the corresponding feeding sides of the radiation member, such that the plurality of radiation members are connected in series to form a string array; lengths of the first lateral sides between each radiation member from a center of the string array toward the two radiation members at two distal ends of the string array being gradually decreased, such that the radiation member at the center of the string array has the longest first lateral sides, and the radiation members at the two distal ends of the string array have the shortest first lateral sides; wherein one of the microstrip lines is applied as an input end, and the other microstrip line is applied as an output end.

US Pat. No. 10,483,650

LENSED ANTENNAS FOR USE IN CELLULAR AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A multi-beam antenna, comprising:a radio frequency (“RF”) lens;
a plurality of radiating elements that are orbitally arranged part of the way around a first side of the RF lens,
wherein the radiating elements are arranged in a plurality of rows and columns, where each row extends in a respective arc in a respective one of a plurality of horizontal planes and each column extends in a respective arc in a respective one of a plurality of vertical planes,
wherein the multi-beam antenna is configured for multi-input-multi-output transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,483,615

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

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,588

GEL ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME, ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, GEL POLYMER LITHIUM-ION BATTERY AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Interstellar Solid-State ...

1. A method for forming a gel electrolyte membrane, comprising:providing a cathode and/or an anode;
forming a gel electrolyte precursor; and
forming the gel electrolyte membrane on at least one surface of the electrode by the gel electrolyte precursor through growing in situ;
wherein the gel electrolyte precursor comprises a liquid mixture A and a liquid mixture B, the liquid mixture A comprising a polymer matrix and an organic solvent, and the liquid mixture B comprising a lithium salt, a plasticizer, and an additive;
wherein the gel electrolyte precursor is formed by the following steps:
pre-stirred the liquid mixture A and the liquid mixture B respectively at a speed of 100 to 5000 rpm and at a temperature of ?10 to 30° C. for 0.5 to 96 h until the liquid mixture A and the liquid mixture B are respectively dissolved; and
mixing the dissolved liquid mixture A and liquid mixture B and stirring at a speed of 100 to 5000 rpm and at a temperature of ?10 to 30° C. for 0.5 to 96 h until the mixture of the liquid mixture A and the liquid mixture B are homogenously dispersed.

US Pat. No. 10,483,581

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FEATURING LARGE NEGATIVE HALF-CELL POTENTIALS

Lockheed Martin Energy, L...

1. A flow battery comprising:a first half-cell comprising:
a first aqueous electrolyte comprising a first redox active material at a concentration in a range of from 0.75 M to about 2.5 M, and a first carbon electrode in contact with the first aqueous electrolyte, the first electrolyte having a pH in the range of from 8 to 13;
a second half-cell comprising:
a second aqueous electrolyte comprising a second redox active material, and a second carbon electrode in contact with the second aqueous electrolyte; and
a separator disposed between the first half-cell and the second half-cell;
wherein the first half-cell has a half-cell potential ranging between ?0.3 V and ?0.7 V with respect to a reversible hydrogen electrode, and
the first redox active material exhibits substantially reversible electrochemical kinetics; wherein
the half-cell potential is the average measured potential of forward and reverse peaks of a cyclic voltammogram of the first aqueous electrolyte, when measured using an ex-situ apparatus using a flat glassy carbon disc electrode at a scan rate of 100 mV/s; and wherein
substantially reversible electrochemical kinetics refers to a condition in which the first aqueous electrolyte exhibits a voltage difference between the anodic and cathodic peaks of less than 0.3 V, when measured by cyclic voltammetry using an ex-situ apparatus using a flat glassy carbon disc electrode at a scan rate of 100 mV/s.

US Pat. No. 10,483,577

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

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,570

FUEL CELL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A fuel cell, comprising:a stack comprising:
an electrolyte membrane;
a fuel electrode that is disposed on a first side of the electrolyte membrane, the fuel electrode comprising a first fuel port and a second fuel port that are communicative with each other via a fuel flow path; and
an air electrode disposed on a second side, opposite the first side, of the electrolyte membrane, and comprising a first air port and a second air port that are communicative with each other via an air flow path;
a first fuel feeder communicative with the first fuel port;
a second fuel feeder communicative with the second fuel port;
a first air feeder communicative with the first air port;
a second air feeder communicative with the second air port;
a fuel switching unit provided between the first fuel feeder and the second fuel feeder and configured to switch a fuel supply direction to a first direction from the first fuel feeder to the second fuel feeder, or reversely to a second direction from the second fuel feeder to the first fuel feeder; and
an air switching unit provided between the first air feeder and the second air feeder and configured to switch an air supply direction to a third direction from the first air feeder to the second air feeder, or reversely to a fourth direction from the second air feeder to the first air feeder,
wherein the first fuel port of the stack is connected to a first end of a first fuel pipe, and the second fuel port of the stack is connected to a first end of a second fuel pipe,
wherein a first fuel switching valve is provided on a second end of the first fuel pipe and a first fuel supply pipe and a second fuel discharge pipe are connected to the first fuel switching valve,
wherein a second fuel switching valve is provided on a second end of the second fuel pipe and a second fuel supply pipe and a first fuel discharge pipe are connected to the second fuel switching valve,
wherein the first fuel supply pipe and the second fuel supply pipe are connected to a fuel supply valve that is configured to selectively direct a fuel supply direction,
wherein the first fuel discharge pipe and the second fuel discharge pipe are connected to a fuel discharge valve that is configured to selectively direct a fuel discharge direction,
wherein the fuel supply valve and the fuel discharge valve are configured to be jointly controlled,
wherein the first air port of the stack is connected to a first end of a first air pipe, and the second air port of the stack is connected to a first end of a second air pipe,
wherein a first air switching valve is provided on a second end of the first air pipe, and a first air supply pipe and a second air discharge pipe are connected to the first air switching valve,
wherein a second air switching valve is provided on a second end of the second air pipe, and a second air supply pipe and a first air discharge pipe are connected to the second air switching valve,
wherein the first air supply pipe and the second air supply pipe are connected to an air supply valve that is configured to selectively direct an air supply direction,
wherein the first air discharge pipe and the second air discharge pipe are connected to an air discharge valve that is configured to selectively direct an air discharge direction, and
wherein the air supply valve and the air discharge valve are configured to be jointly controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,483,561

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,558

SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL POWER FROM FLUE GAS AND CAPTURED CARBON DIOXIDE

1. A system for generating electrical power by combustion of fuel that includes carbonaceous materials, said system comprising:a furnace that produces heat and flue gas from the combustion of said fuel;
a wind turbine having blades and a shaft that is connected to said blades, said blades being located in the flow path of said flue gas that is produced from said furnace, said flue gas having sufficient velocity to cause the blades of said turbine to rotate said shaft at an angular velocity that is greater than a predetermined minimum angular velocity;
a generator that is coupled to said shaft of said wind turbine and that produces electrical power in response to the angular movement of said shaft;
a scrubber that receives the flue gas of said furnace after it has passed over the blades of said wind turbine, said scrubber isolating CO2 from said flue gas;
at least one vessel for receiving the CO2 that is isolated by said scrubber, said at least one vessel reacting said CO2 with water under conditions to create carbonic acid; and
adding said carbonic acid to a galvanic cell to generate electrical power from said galvanic cell.

US Pat. No. 10,483,557

LAMINATE-TYPE POWER STORAGE ELEMENT AND CARD ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A laminate-type power storage element, comprising:an exterior body that is formed in a flat bag shape by welding a first laminated film and a second laminated film by thermocompression bonding; and
an electrode body that is sealed inside the exterior body, the electrode body having a sheet-shaped positive electrode and a sheet-shaped negative electrode, wherein
the first laminated film and the second laminated film each includes
a first resin layer that has a property of transmitting a laser beam,
a metal foil that is layered to the first resin layer, and
a second resin layer that is layered to the metal foil and has a thermal weldability,
the exterior body is configured such that the second resin layer of the first laminated film opposes the second resin layer of the second laminated film,
a label is formed in a surface of the metal foil facing the first resin layer of at least on of the first laminated film or the second laminated film by laser marking without altering the first resin layer of the first laminated film or the second laminated film by the laser beam, and
the label is formed at a region where the first laminated film and the second laminated film are welded.

US Pat. No. 10,483,550

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

Korea Institute of Scienc...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,548

ELECTRON COLLECTOR STRUCTURE AND LITHIUM BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,542

ALUMINUM SECONDARY BATTERY HAVING AN EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE-BASED HIGH-CAPACITY CATHODE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. An aluminum secondary battery comprising an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte in ionic contact with said anode and said cathode to support reversible deposition and dissolution of aluminum at said anode, wherein said anode contains aluminum metal or an aluminum metal alloy as an anode active material and said cathode comprises a cathode active layer of an exfoliated graphite or carbon material having inter-flake pores from 2 nm to 10 ?m in pore size, wherein when said battery has an average discharge voltage from 1.5 volts to 2.0 volts, said battery has a cathode specific capacity greater than 200 mAh/g based on a total cathode active layer weight and when said battery has an average discharge voltage greater than 2.0 volts, said battery has a cathode specific capacity greater than 100 mAh/g based on total cathode active layer weight.

US Pat. No. 10,483,533

ENCAPSULATED CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES, LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERIES CONTAINING SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

Global Graphene Group, In...

1. A particulate of a positive electrode active material for a lithium battery, said particulate comprising one or a plurality of positive electrode active material particles being embraced or encapsulated by a thin layer of a polymer having a recoverable tensile strain no less than 5%, a lithium ion conductivity no less than 10?6 S/cm at room temperature, and a thickness of the thin layer is from 0.5 nm to 10 ?m, wherein said polymer contains an ultrahigh molecular weight polymer having a molecular weight from 0.5×106 to 9×106 grams/mole and said ultrahigh molecular weight polymer is selected from polyethylene oxide, polypropylene oxide, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, polyacrylamide, poly(methyl methacrylate), poly(methyl ether acrylate), a copolymer thereof, a sulfonated derivative thereof, a chemical derivative thereof, and combinations thereof, and wherein said lithium battery is selected from a lithium-ion battery or lithium metal battery, excluding metal-air and metal-sulfur battery.

US Pat. No. 10,483,525

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,518

SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING PULL TAB PROTRUDING FROM BOTTOM

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

1. A secondary battery, comprising:a battery cell;
a protection circuit module electrically connected to the battery cell;
a top case covering the protection circuit module;
a bottom case covering a bottom surface of the battery cell, the bottom case including a penetration groove located at a center of a bottom surface of the bottom case, and
a pull tab that includes a first region of the pull tab that protrudes to an outside of the bottom case, a second region of the pull tab inside the bottom case, the second region of the pull tab being between a first region of an upper surface of a bottom portion of the bottom case and the bottom surface of the battery cell, and a third region of the pull tab that passes through the penetration groove, the third region of the pull tab being between the first region of the pull tab and the second region of the pull tab.

US Pat. No. 10,483,513

ASYMMETRICAL SEPARATOR

CARL FREUDENBERG KG, Wei...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,505

SHEET ATTACHMENT DEVICE FOR BATTERY PACKS

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

1. A sheet attachment device for attaching a label sheet and a sheathing sheet to a battery pack having a plate-shaped battery cell mounted in a pack case, the sheet attachment device comprising:a first loader for moving the battery pack in a direction perpendicular to a ground and in a direction parallel to the ground in order to attach the label sheet to the battery pack; and in
a first jig for fixing the battery pack moved by the first loader;
a first guide frame connected to the first jig via sub robots for guiding the first jig to a first process position;
a first sheet attachment jig for attaching the label sheet to one surface of the battery pack loaded on the first jig;
a rotator for rotating the battery pack having the label sheet attached to the one surface thereof 180 degrees upward and downward;
a pressing roller for pressing an unattached portion of the label sheet that has not been attached to the battery pack to an outer surface of the battery pack in order to attach the label sheet to the battery pack;
a second loader for moving the battery pack in a direction perpendicular to the ground and in a direction parallel to the ground in order to attach the sheathing sheet to the battery pack, the second loader receiving the battery pack from the pressing roller;
a first conveyor for conveying the battery pack having the label sheet attached thereto, which is transferred from the second loader;
a second jig for fixing the battery pack moved by the second loader;
a second guide frame connected to the second jig via sub robots for guiding the second jig to a second process position; and
a second sheet attachment jig for attaching the sheathing sheet to an opposite surface of the battery pack having the label sheet attached thereto, which is loaded on the second jig.

US Pat. No. 10,483,477

EXCITED STATE MANAGEMENT

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An emissive layer of an opto-electronic device, the emissive layer comprising:a host material;
a first dopant; and
a second dopant that has a solid state sink energy level,
wherein the first dopant is a blue-emitting, phosphorescent dopant that has a triplet energy level T1 that is lower than the solid state sink energy level of the second dopant, wherein the solid state sink energy level is at least 0.2 eV below the multiply-excited energy level of the first dopant, and
wherein the emissive layer is disposed between an electron-transport layer (ETL) and a hole-transport layer (HTL), and the concentration of the first dopant is graded within the host material from about 20% at the HTL/emitting layer interface to about 8% at the ETL/emitting layer interface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,471

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENT, DISPLAY, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. An organic electroluminescent element including an organic layer provided between at least a pair of a cathode and an anode, whereinthe organic layer is formed of at least one layer including a luminescent layer, and
at least one layer forming the organic layer contains at least one selected from compounds represented by general formulae (A2) and (A5):

wherein in the general formula (A2), X represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom;

wherein in the general formula (A5), X1 represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; Z2, Z3, Z5 to Z8 independently represent ?N— or ?C(R1)— respectively; R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Z4 is ?N—, Z1 represents ?N— or ?C(R2)—, and R2 represents a nitrogen-containing 6 membered heterocycle of general formula (A5-5) or (A5-6) or a nitrogen-containing 5 membered ring of general formula (A5-2);

in the formula (A5-2), W1 represents —N— or ?C—; W2 to W5 independently represent ?N— or ?C(R4)— respectively; R4 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; at least one of W1 to W5 represents ?N—; * represents a linkage position to the general formula (A5), and if two of ?C(R4)— are adjacently placed in series, two of R4 may be condensed together to form a ring;

in the general formula (A5-5), Y1, Y2, and Y5 to Y9 independently represent ?N— or ?C(R3)— respectively; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; at least one of Y1, Y2 and Y5 represents ?N—; * represents a linkage position to the general formula (A5), X2 represents one member selected from an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —NR2—, and —CR3R4—, wherein R2 and R4 are identical to said R2 and R4, respectively;

in the general formula (A5-6), Y1, Y2 and Y5 to Y9 independently represent ?N— or ?C(R3)— respectively; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent; at least one of Y1, Y2 and Y5 represents ?N—; * represents a linkage position to the general formula (A5), X2 represents one member selected from an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —NR2— or —CR3R4—, wherein R2 and R4 are identical to said R2 and R4, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,483,466

P-DOPING CROSS-LINKING OF ORGANIC HOLE TRANSPORTERS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,460

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MAGNETORESISTIVE STACK/ STRUCTURE USING PLURALITY OF ENCAPSULATION LAYERS

Everspin Technologies, In...

1. A method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive stack/structure from: (i) a first magnetic region including one or more layers of magnetic material, (ii) a dielectric layer disposed over the first magnetic region, (iii) a second magnetic region including one or more layers of magnetic material, wherein the second magnetic region is disposed over the dielectric layer, the method comprising:(a) etching through the second magnetic region to (i) partially form the magnetoresistive stack/structure and provide sidewalls of the second magnetic region and (ii) expose a surface of the dielectric layer in a field region adjacent to the partially formed magnetoresistive stack/structure;
(b) depositing a first encapsulation layer on or over the sidewalls of the second magnetic region and on the exposed surface of the dielectric layer, wherein the first encapsulation layer is a first material;
(c) depositing a second encapsulation layer on the first encapsulation layer disposed (i) on or over the sidewalls of the second magnetic region and (ii) on the exposed surface of the dielectric layer, wherein the second encapsulation layer is a second material;
(d) after step (c), etching the exposed surface of the dielectric layer together with the first encapsulation layer and the second encapsulation layer disposed on or over the exposed surface of the dielectric layer to form a tunnel barrier, wherein, after the etching in step (d), a portion of the first encapsulation layer and a portion of the second encapsulation layer remain on or over the sidewalls of the second magnetic region; and
(e) after etching through the exposed surface of dielectric layer in step (d), etching the first magnetic region to provide sidewalls thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,483,437

DISPLAY DEVICE

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Chu...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel comprising:
a first substrate having a first surface; and
a second substrate disposed on the first surface;
a third substrate such that the second substrate is disposed between the first substrate and the third substrate, wherein the third substrate has a second surface facing the first surface;
an adhesion element disposed on the first surface and adjacent to the second substrate, wherein the adhesion element has a first through hole; and
a filler disposed in the first through hole and in contact with the first surface and the second surface;
wherein the first through hole of the adhesion element has an area defined as a first area, the filler has a region in contact with the second surface, an area of the region is defined as a second area, and a ratio of the first area to the second area ranges from 0.5 to 0.99.

US Pat. No. 10,483,436

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Innolux Corporation, Mia...

1. A manufacturing method of a display apparatus, comprising:forming a light-emitting diode body on a substrate, wherein a method of forming the light-emitting diode body comprises:
forming a first conductivity type semiconductor material layer, an active material layer, and a second conductivity type semiconductor material layer on the substrate in order;
forming a first patterned photoresist layer on the second conductivity type semiconductor material layer, wherein the first patterned photoresist layer is formed by a half tone process;
performing a reflow process on the first patterned photoresist layer; and
removing a portion of the first conductivity type semiconductor material layer, a portion of the active material layer, and a portion of the second conductivity type semiconductor material layer using the reflowed first patterned photoresist layer as a mask to form a first conductivity type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductivity type semiconductor layer; and
forming a reflective structure on a sidewall of the light-emitting diode body, wherein a method of forming the reflective structure comprises:
forming a first material layer and a second material layer on the light-emitting diode body in order;
performing a first etching process on the second material layer using a second patterned photoresist layer as a mask; and
performing a second etching process on the first material layer using the second patterned photoresist layer as a mask.

US Pat. No. 10,483,427

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of manufacturing a solar cell, the method comprising:an overlapping operation of overlapping a first surface of a first semiconductor substrate made of a silicon wafer to a first surface of a second semiconductor substrate made of a silicon wafer to form an overlapped semiconductor substrate, wherein the first surface of the first semiconductor substrate and the first surface of the second semiconductor substrate contact each other;
a semiconductor layer depositing operation of depositing a first semiconductor layer on a second surface of the first semiconductor substrate and a second semiconductor layer on a second surface of the second semiconductor substrate, wherein the second surface of the first semiconductor substrate is positioned at an opposite side of the first surface of the first semiconductor substrate and the second surface of the second semiconductor substrate is positioned at an opposite side of the first surface of the second semiconductor substrate;
a separating operation of separating the overlapped semiconductor substrate into the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate; and
a texturing operation of texturing the first surface of the first semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,415

METHODS TO INTRODUCE SUB-MICROMETER, SYMMETRY-BREAKING SURFACE CORRUGATION TO SILICON SUBSTRATES TO INCREASE LIGHT TRAPPING

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

1. An optoelectronic device, comprising:a patterned substrate comprising a surface having a plurality of symmetry-breaking surface corrugations, wherein the symmetry-breaking surface corrugations comprise a symmetry selected from at least one of C4, C2v, C2 and C1 wherein the symmetry breaking corrugations comprise a periodicity from 500 nm to 1000 nm in at least two directions; and
at least one layer formed on the patterned substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,414

STACK-TYPE IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING META-FILTER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A stack-type image sensor comprising:a photodiode comprising:
a first photodiode configured to absorb first light of a first wavelength band, and
a second photodiode disposed on the first photodiode and configured to absorb second light of a second wavelength band; and
a meta-filter comprising a plurality of nanostructures that satisfy a subwavelength condition, the meta-filter being configured to reflect light of a previously determined wavelength band, and to transmit light of wavelength bands other than the previously determined wavelength band,
wherein the meta-filter further comprises a first meta-filter disposed in a lower portion of the first photodiode, the first meta-filter being configured to reflect the first light of the first wavelength band to the first photodiode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,392

CAPACITIVE TUNING USING BACKSIDE GATE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A balanced radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit (RFIC) including a stack of switch multi-finger transistors, comprising:a first dual gate transistor having a first gate with a first gate length on a first side of a substrate, and a second gate with a second gate length on a second side of the substrate;
a second dual gate transistor having a third gate with a third gate length on the first side of the substrate, and a fourth gate with a fourth gate length on the second side of the substrate, in which the second gate length is different than the fourth gate length, and the second dual gate transistor is coupled in series with the first dual gate transistor in the RFIC; and
a dielectric layer on the second side of the substrate and in contact with the second gate and the fourth gate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,387

LATERAL/VERTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH EMBEDDED ISOLATOR

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A lateral/vertical device comprising:a device structure including a device channel, wherein the device channel includes a lateral portion, a vertical portion, and a transition region between the lateral portion and the vertical portion;
a first contact to the lateral portion of the device channel;
a second contact to the vertical portion of the device channel, wherein the first and second contacts are located on opposing surfaces of the device structure;
a set of insulating layers having a resistivity above 1010 Ohm×cm and located in the device structure between the lateral portion of the device channel and the second contact, wherein an opening in the set of insulating layers defines the transition region of the device channel; and
a channel layer located between the set of insulating layers and the second contact, and within the opening in the set of insulating layers.

US Pat. No. 10,483,367

VERTICAL GATE ALL AROUND (VGAA) DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate having a doped region;
a spacer layer over the semiconductor substrate;
a protrusion extending from the doped region away from the semiconductor substrate, the protrusion comprising a first source/drain region adjacent the doped region, a channel region disposed over the first source/drain region, and a second source/drain region disposed over the channel region;
a gate stack encircling the channel region of the protrusion, the gate stack being over the spacer layer; and
an epitaxial semiconductor material disposed over a top surface and extending from sidewalls of the second source/drain region of the protrusion, the epitaxial semiconductor material having an octagonal shape in cross-sectional view.

US Pat. No. 10,483,361

WRAP-AROUND-CONTACT STRUCTURE FOR TOP SOURCE/DRAIN IN VERTICAL FETS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for forming a wrap-around-contact, the method comprising:forming a bottom source/drain region adjacent a plurality of fins;
disposing encapsulation layers over the plurality of fins;
recessing at least one of the encapsulation layers to expose top portions of the plurality of fins;
forming top spacers adjacent the top portions of the plurality of fins;
disposing a sacrificial liner adjacent the encapsulation layers;
recessing the top spacers;
forming top source/drain regions over the top portions of the plurality of fins;
removing the sacrificial liner to create trenches adjacent the top source/drain regions; and
depositing a metal liner within the trenches and over the top source/drain regions such that the wrap-around-contact is defined to cover an upper area of the top source/drain regions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,354

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A nitride semiconductor device comprising:(i) a first semiconductor layer, which satisfies Alx1Ga(1-x1)N,
wherein x1 is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1;
(ii) a second semiconductor layer, which satisfies Iny2Alx2Ga(1-x2-y2)N,
wherein x2 is greater than 0 and less than 1,
wherein y2 is greater than 0 and less than 1, and
wherein x2+y2 is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1;
(iii) a third semiconductor layer, which satisfies Alx3Ga(1-x3)N,
wherein x3 is greater than or equal to 0 and less than 1; and
(iv) a fourth semiconductor layer, which satisfies Iny4Alx4Ga(1-x4-y4)N,
wherein x4 is greater than 0 and less than 1,
wherein y4 is greater than or equal to 0 and less than 1, and
wherein x4+y4 is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 1,
wherein the second semiconductor layer is disposed on the first semiconductor layer,
wherein the third semiconductor layer is disposed on the second semiconductor layer, and
wherein the fourth semiconductor layer is disposed on the third semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,345

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,343

INDUCTORS FOR CHIP TO CHIP NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,336

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

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

1. An organic light emitting display apparatus, comprising:a substrate;
an auxiliary line on the substrate;
an anode electrode on the substrate;
an auxiliary electrode on the substrate;
an organic emission layer on the anode electrode;
a cathode electrode on the organic emission layer and on the auxiliary electrode;
a bank overlapping with a first portion of the auxiliary electrode and exposing a second portion of the auxiliary electrode;
a partition wall on the second portion of the auxiliary electrode; and
a separation space between the partition wall and the bank, the cathode electrode being electrically connected to the auxiliary electrode through the separation space,
wherein the auxiliary line is connected to the second portion of the auxiliary electrode through a contact hole, and
wherein the auxiliary line is disposed between a plurality of the anode electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,333

TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS

Shanghai Tianma Micro-Ele...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,331

COLOR FILTER ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF AND ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

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

1. A method of fabricating an organic light emitting diode display device, the method comprising:forming a thin film transistor on a first substrate;
forming an organic light emitting element, which is electrically connected to the thin film transistor, on the first substrate;
forming a black matrix, in which openings are formed, on one surface of a second substrate opposite to the first substrate;
forming a color filter layer in the openings;
forming a transparent insulation layer having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface on the second substrate, with the first surface of the transparent insulating layer in direct contact with the color filter layer;
forming a plurality of optical patterns at the second surface of the transparent insulation layer; and
attaching the first substrate and the second substrate such that the second surface of the transparent insulating layer is closer to the thin film transistor than the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,312

BACKSIDE-ILLUMINATED COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SENSOR AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

HUAIAN IMAGING DEVICE MAN...

1. A backside-illumination complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor, comprisinga semiconductor substrate including a first side for receiving incident light and a second side opposite to the first side; and
a reflector disposed at the second side of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the reflector is configured to reflect incident light that transmits through the semiconductor substrate back into the semiconductor substrate, and
wherein the reflector is made of an electrically conductive material and is electrically grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,483,305

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,303

IMAGE SENSOR HAVING MIRROR-SYMMETRICAL PIXEL COLUMNS

OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. An image sensor, comprisinga first pixel unit;
a second pixel unit, vertically adjacent to the first pixel unit;
a third pixel unit, horizontally adjacent to the second pixel unit;
a fourth pixel unit, horizontally adjacent to the first pixel unit and vertically adjacent to the third pixel unit, wherein the first, second, third, and fourth pixel units are arranged into a 2×2 array of pixel units;
a first column bit line coupled to the first pixel unit, wherein image data acquired by the first pixel unit is read out through the first column bit line;
a second column bit line coupled to the second pixel unit, wherein image data acquired by the second pixel unit is read out through the second column bit line;
a third column bit line coupled to the third pixel unit, wherein image data acquired by the third pixel unit is read out through the third column bit line, and wherein the second column bit line is between the first column bit line and the third column bit line; and
a fourth column bit line coupled to the fourth pixel unit, wherein image data acquired by the fourth pixel unit is read out through the fourth column bit line, and wherein the third column bit line is between the second column bit line and the fourth column bit line.

US Pat. No. 10,483,302

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,299

LIGHT-RECEIVING ELEMENT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIGHT-RECEIVING ELEMENT, IMAGING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A light-receiving element, comprising:a substrate;
a photoelectric conversion layer on the substrate, wherein
the photoelectric conversion layer includes a first compound semiconductor, and
the photoelectric conversion layer absorbs a wavelength in an infrared region to generate electric charges;
a semiconductor layer on the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein
the semiconductor layer includes a second compound semiconductor,
the semiconductor layer has an opening in a first selective region of the semiconductor layer, and
a side face of the opening of the semiconductor layer includes an inclined face; and
a first electrode that buries the opening of the semiconductor layer, wherein the first electrode is electrically coupled to the photoelectric conversion layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,280

METHOD OF FORMING STAIRCASE STRUCTURES FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY DEVICE DOUBLE-SIDED ROUTING

YANGTZE MEMORY TECHNOLOGI...

1. A method for forming a three-dimensional (3D) memory device, comprising:forming a first dielectric layer on a substrate and a first photoresist layer on the first dielectric layer;
patterning a recess through the first dielectric layer to the substrate by a plurality cycles of trimming the first photoresist layer and etching the first dielectric layer;
forming a plurality of dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs filling in the recess;
forming a second photoresist layer on a top surface of the plurality of dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs;
patterning the plurality of dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs by a plurality cycles of trimming the second photoresist layer and etching the plurality of dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs;
forming a second dielectric layer covering the patterned plurality of dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs; and
forming a memory stack on the substrate comprising a plurality of conductor/dielectric layer pairs by replacing, with a plurality of conductor layers, the sacrificial layers in the patterned dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,483,274

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional (3D) semiconductor device, comprising:an electrode structure on a substrate that includes a first region and a second region, the electrode structure including a plurality of electrodes which are stacked in a direction perpendicular to a top surface of the substrate,
wherein the plurality of the electrodes respectively include pads which define a stepped structure in the second region of the substrate;
dummy pillars penetrating the pads and a portion of the electrode structure under the pads; and
contact plugs electrically connected to the pads, respectively,
wherein at least one of the dummy pillars penetrate a boundary between adjacent pads.

US Pat. No. 10,483,265

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a hybrid pillar-type bottom electrode including a cylindrical first bottom electrode and a pillar-type second bottom electrode filling a cylindrical inside of the cylindrical first bottom electrode;
a supporter suitable for supporting an outer wall of the hybrid pillar-type bottom electrode;
a dielectric layer formed over the hybrid pillar-type bottom electrode and the supporter; and
a top electrode disposed over the dielectric layer,
wherein the cylindrical first bottom electrode includes:
a cylinder body; and
a cylinder head disposed on the cylinder body and having a sloped side wall to have a wider upper surface than the cylinder body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,249

INTEGRATED PASSIVE DEVICES ON CHIP

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device comprising:a semiconductor die;
a semiconductor die package, a first side of the package being coupled with the semiconductor die; and
one or more separate dies to provide a plurality of passive components for operation of the semiconductor die, wherein the plurality of passive components for operation of the semiconductor die includes a plurality of inductors and a plurality of capacitors, and wherein a first separate die includes a first set of passive components on a first side of the first separate die and a second, different set of passive components on a second, opposite side of the first separate die.

US Pat. No. 10,483,239

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING DUAL PAD WIRE BOND INTERCONNECTION

SanDisk Semiconductor (Sh...

1. A semiconductor die, comprising:a first major surface;
a second major surface opposed to the first major surface;
integrated circuits formed adjacent the first major surface in an active area;
a set of functional die bond pads spaced inward from an edge of the semiconductor die and electrically connected to the integrated circuits by metal interconnects within the active area;
a set of dummy die bond pads at the edge of the semiconductor die and adjacent the set of functional die bond pads, the set of dummy die bond pads configured to receive a first set of bond wires; and
a second set of bond wires electrically interconnecting respective pairs of functional die bond pads from the set of functional die bond pads and dummy die bond pads from the set of dummy die bond pads.

US Pat. No. 10,483,230

BONDING PACKAGE COMPONENTS THROUGH PLATING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,229

SINTERING DEVICE

Danfoss Silicon Power Gmb...

1. A sintering device for sintering at least one electronic assembly, having a lower die and an upper die which is slidable towards the lower die, or a lower die which is slidable towards the upper die, wherein the lower die forms a support for the assembly to be sintered and the upper die comprises a receptacle which receives a pressure pad for exerting pressure directed towards the lower die and which comprises a delimitation wall which laterally surrounds the pressure pad, and wherein the delimitation wall has an outer delimitation wall and an inner delimitation wall which is surrounded in an adjacent manner by the outer delimitation wall, and wherein the inner delimitation wall is mounted so as to be slidable towards the outer delimitation wall and, when pressure in the direction of the upper die is exerted on the pressure pad, is mounted so as to be slid in the direction of the lower die, whereby, following the placing of the inner delimitation wall on the lower die, the pressure pad is displaceable in the direction of the lower die.

US Pat. No. 10,483,199

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH COILS IN DIFFERENT WIRING LAYERS

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,196

EMBEDDED TRACE SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE INCLUDING THE SAME

ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR EN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,159

MULTI-METAL FILL WITH SELF-ALIGN PATTERNING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate with a metallization layer;
a dielectric layer formed over the metallization layer;
first conductive structures formed of a first conductive material and embedded in the dielectric layer; and
second conductive structures formed of a second conductive material and embedded in the dielectric layer, wherein the first conductive material and the second conductive material are different from one another, the first and second conductive structures have an alternating arrangement, and the first and second conductive structures have coplanar top surfaces with the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,148

PROTECTIVE TAPE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

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

US Pat. No. 10,483,145

WAFER EDGE MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An apparatus for processing a substrate, comprising:a chamber body defining an inner volume;
a substrate positioning assembly disposed in the inner volume, wherein the substrate positioning assembly is capable of positioning and rotating the substrate at least within a horizontal plane;
a first capacitive sensor disposed in the inner volume, wherein the first capacitive sensor is positioned to detect a location of an edge of the substrate at a first edge location;
a second capacitive sensor disposed in the inner volume, wherein the second capacitive sensor is positioned to detect the location of the edge of the substrate at a second edge location;
a third capacitive sensor disposed in the inner volume at a position between the first and second capacitive sensors, wherein the third capacitive sensor is positioned to detect a vertical location of the substrate; and
a controller coupled to the first, second, and third capacitive sensors, wherein the controller is programmed to determine a first time period when a non-uniform portion on the edge of the substrate passes through a field of view of the first capacitive sensor and to determine a second time period when the non-uniform portion passes through a field of view of the second capacitive sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,116

METHODS OF DEPOSITING METAL FILMS USING METAL OXYHALIDE PRECURSORS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A processing method comprising exposing a substrate to a first reactive gas and a second reactive gas to deposit a metal film on the substrate, the first reactive gas having an initial composition and a final composition, the initial composition comprising a metal oxyhalide, the final composition comprising a metal halide, the metal film having a resistivity less than 200 ??-cm and a metal content greater than 50 atomic percent.

US Pat. No. 10,483,095

METHOD OF EXTRACTING AND ACCELERATING IONS

AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMER...

1. A method of extracting and accelerating ions comprising:(i) providing a ion source comprising:
a chamber;
a first hollow cathode having a first hollow cathode cavity and a first plasma exit orifice and a second hollow cathode having a second hollow cathode cavity and a second plasma exit orifice, the first and second hollow cathodes being disposed adjacently in the chamber;
a first ion accelerator between and in communication with the first plasma exit orifice and the chamber, wherein the first ion accelerator forms a first ion acceleration cavity; and
a second ion accelerator between and in communication with the second plasma orifice and the chamber, wherein the second ion accelerator forms a second ion acceleration cavity;
wherein a width of the first ion acceleration cavity is larger than a width of the first plasma exit orifice, and a width of the second ion acceleration cavity is larger than a width of the second plasma exit orifice;
(ii) generating a plasma within the first hollow cathode and the second hollow cathode, wherein the first hollow cathode and the second hollow cathode are configured to alternatively function as electrode and counter-electrode; and
(iii) extracting and accelerating ions from the first hollow cathode and the second hollow cathode through the first ion acceleration cavity and the second ion acceleration cavity;
wherein each of the first ion acceleration cavity and the second ion acceleration cavity are sufficient to enable the extraction and acceleration of ions without the presence of magnetic fields.

US Pat. No. 10,483,094

PLASMA DEVICE DRIVEN BY MULTIPLE-PHASE ALTERNATING OR PULSED ELECTRICAL CURRENT

AGC FLAT GLASS NORTH AMER...

1. A plasma source comprising:at least three electrodes, including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a third electrode, the at least three electrodes being arranged linearly such that a first distance between the first electrode and the second electrode is smaller than a second distance between the first electrode and the third electrode; and
a source of power capable of producing multiple output waves, including a first output wave, a second output wave, and a third output wave, wherein the first output wave and the second output wave are out of phase, the second output wave and the third output wave are out of phase, and the first output wave and the third output wave are out of phase;
wherein each electrode is electrically connected to the source of power such that the first electrode is electrically connected to the first output wave, the second electrode is electrically connected to the second output wave, and the third electrode is electrically connected to the third output wave;
wherein electrical current flows between the at least three electrodes that are out of electrical phase;
wherein each electrode alternately serves as anode and cathode when powered by the multiple output waves, and
wherein the plasma source is capable of generating a plasma between the electrodes, including a first plasma directly between the first electrode and the second electrode, a second plasma directly between the second electrode and the third electrode, and a third plasma directly between the first electrode and the third electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,080

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE, MULTI-BEAM BLANKER FOR A CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

18. A method for operating a charged particle beam device, comprising:generating a primary charged particle beam;
generating a first beamlet from the primary charged particle beam and a second beamlet from the primary charged particle beam;
scanning the first beamlet and the second beamlet over a specimen;
guiding the first beamlet with a first deflection field of a first blanking deflector into an annular shaped body of a charged particle beam dump; and
trapping charged particles of the first beamlet or generated by the first beam let by
an annular shaped electrode provided partially above the annular shaped body having an inner perimeter side and an outer perimeter side, wherein the inner perimeter side is outside of the radius of an inner perimeter wall of the annular shaped body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,048

CAPACITOR-TYPE POWER SUPPLY UNIT

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

1. A capacitor-type power supply unit in which a plurality of a first to nth electrical storage devices are connected in parallel, wherein n is an integer of 6 or greater, the capacitor-type power supply unit comprising:a positive-electrode-side parallel connection conductor in which each positive-electrode terminal of the first to nth electrical storage devices is connected in sequence from one end to another end of the positive-electrode-side parallel connection conductor; and
an negative-electrode-side parallel connection conductor in which each negative-electrode terminal of the first to nth electrical storage devices is connected in sequence from one end to another end of the negative-electrode-side parallel connection conductor,
wherein the positive-electrode-side parallel connection conductor has a positive-electrode-side external connection part that is set at a position separated from an end on a side of the first electrical storage device by a length corresponding to a resistance value in a range of 20% to 30% of a resistance value from the one end to the other end, and
wherein the negative-electrode-side parallel connection conductor has a negative-electrode-side external connection part that is set at a position separated from an end on a side of the nth electrical storage device by a length corresponding to a resistance value in a range of 20% to 30% of a resistance value from the one end to the other end.

US Pat. No. 10,482,979

CAPACITIVE VOLTAGE MODIFIER FOR POWER MANAGEMENT

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,482,939

MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF WRITING MAGNETIC MEMORY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of writing a magnetic memory device including a magnetic tunnel junction having a free layer, a reference layer, and a tunnel barrier layer between the free layer and the reference layer, and a first conductive line adjacent to the free layer, the method comprising:applying a first spin-orbit current to the first conductive line, the first spin-orbit current being an alternating current, and
during applying, decreasing a frequency of the first spin-orbit current over time in a fixed manner.

US Pat. No. 10,482,933

COLUMN MULTIPLEXOR DECODING

GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. INC....

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

US Pat. No. 10,482,905

MAGNETIC CORE AND COIL DESIGN FOR DOUBLE PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING (PMR) WRITERS

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A dual perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) writer formed on a slider in a head gimbal assembly (HGA), comprising:(a) a first main pole layer having a first pole tip with a leading side and trailing side at an air bearing surface (ABS), and bisected by a first plane that is orthogonal to the ABS;
(b) a second main pole layer having a second pole tip with a leading side and trailing side at the ABS, and bisected by a second plane that is orthogonal to the ABS, the second plane is a first cross-track width from the first plane;
(c) a bucking coil (BC) with a front side that is between the first and second planes, recessed from the ABS, and formed below the first and second main pole layers, the bucking coil comprises:
(1) a BC first outer portion that adjoins a BC center portion proximate to the BC front side and first plane;
(2) a BC second outer portion that adjoins the BC center portion proximate to the BC front side and second plane, and wherein the BC first and second outer portions and the BC front side form a substantially U shape; and
(3) the BC center portion with a substantially rectangular shape that extends from the BC front side to a backend that contacts an interconnect;
(d) a driving coil (DC) with a front side that is between the first and second planes, recessed from the ABS, and formed above the first and second main pole layers, the driving coil comprises:
(1) a DC first outer portion that adjoins a DC center portion proximate to the DC front side and first plane;
(2) a DC second outer portion that adjoins the DC center portion proximate to the DC front side and second plane, and wherein the DC first and second outer portions and the DC front side form a substantially U shape; and
(3) the DC center portion with a substantially rectangular shape that extends from the DC front side to a backend that contacts the interconnect; and
(e) the interconnect that completes a circuit such that a first write current passing from the BC first outer portion through the BC center portion and interconnect to the DC center portion and then to the DC first outer portion generates flux in the first main pole layer, or a second write current passing from the BC second outer portion through the BC center portion and interconnect to the DC center portion and then to the DC second outer portion generates flux in the second main pole layer for writing to a magnetic medium.

US Pat. No. 10,482,887

MACHINE LEARNING MODEL ASSISTED ENHANCEMENT OF AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:initiating a communication link between a first and a second edge device for the first and seconds edge devices to transmit and receive at least compressed audio data;
determining a bandwidth of the communication link, the determined bandwidth to be used to set an amount of compression of audio data to be performed by the first edge device;
transmitting a re-encoding machine learning model corresponding to a voice of a user of the first edge device to the second edge device, the second edge device to utilize the re-encoding machine learning model of the user of the first edge device to re-encoding at least the compressed audio data transmitted over the initiated communication link to approximate the voice of the user of the first edge device; and
passing compressed audio data from the first edge device to the second edge device using the initiated communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,482,881

VOICE APPLICATION PLATFORM

Voicify, LLC, Boston, MA...

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

US Pat. No. 10,482,875

WORD HASH LANGUAGE MODEL

ASAPP, INC., New York, N...

1. A computer-implemented method for implementing a neural network language model, the method comprising:obtaining a word hash vector for each word of a vocabulary of words;
receiving a first sequence of words for processing by the neural network language model to select a word to follow the first sequence of words;
generating a first sequence of word hash vectors by retrieving a word hash vector for each word of the first sequence of words;
processing the first sequence of word hash vectors with a layer of the neural network language model to compute a first output vector;
quantizing the first output vector to obtain a first output word hash vector;
determining a distance between the first output word hash vector and a first hash vector for a first word in the vocabulary; and
selecting the first word from the vocabulary using the distance between the first output word hash vector and the first hash vector for the first word.

US Pat. No. 10,482,868

MULTI-CHANNEL ACOUSTIC ECHO CANCELLATION

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

9. A tangible, non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors cause a playback device to perform functions comprising:receiving, via a network interface of the playback device, a source stream of audio comprising source audio content to be played back by the playback device, wherein the playback device comprises a first speaker driver and at least a second speaker driver and further comprises one or more microphones, and wherein the source audio content comprises a first channel stream of audio and a second channel stream of audio;
producing a first channel audio output by playing back, via the first speaker driver, the first channel stream of audio;
producing a second channel audio output by playing back, via the second speaker driver, the second channel stream of audio;
receiving, via the one or more microphones, a captured stream of audio comprising a first portion corresponding to the first channel audio output, and further comprising a second portion corresponding to the second channel audio output, wherein the captured stream of audio has a first signal-to-noise ratio;
performing a singular value decomposition on the first channel stream of audio and the second channel stream of audio to result in a combined set of signal components;
selecting a subset of the combined set of signal components based on one or more parameters;
performing acoustic echo cancellation on the subset of the combined set of signal components, wherein performing acoustic echo cancellation on the subset of the combined set of signal components produces a first acoustic echo cancellation output; and
applying the first acoustic echo cancellation output to the captured stream of audio, thereby increasing the signal-to noise ratio of the captured stream of audio from the first signal-to-noise ratio to a second signal-to-noise ratio, wherein the second signal-to-noise ratio is greater than the first signal-to-noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,482,827

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for driving a display panel comprising:receiving one or more frames of image data one after another each of which having image data for a plurality of subpixels in the display panel;
determining an initial driving voltage corresponding to one subpixel of the plurality of subpixels based on each frame of image data;
determining an overdrive voltage corresponding to the one subpixel based on the initial driving voltage and a compensation voltage corresponding to the one subpixel, wherein an amplitude of the overdrive voltage is greater than an amplitude of the initial driving voltage; and
applying the overdrive voltage to the one subpixel for an overdrive time period followed by applying the initial driving voltage to a same one subpixel for displaying a subpixel image associated with each frame of image data;
wherein determining the overdrive voltage comprises:
for each frame of image data except for a first frame of image data, determining an initial driving voltage amplitude difference for each subpixel; the initial driving voltage amplitude difference being a difference between a first amplitude of an initial driving voltage corresponding to each subpixel based on a current frame of image data and a second amplitude of an initial driving voltage corresponding to each subpixel based on a previous frame of image; and
determining the compensation voltage corresponding to the one subpixel;
wherein a subpixel having a greater initial driving voltage amplitude difference is determined to have a compensation voltage with a greater amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,482,813

POWER OFF METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

JOLED INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A power off method of a display device that includes a display panel having a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in a matrix, each of the plurality of pixel circuits including: a light emitting element that emits light according to an amount of current supplied; a drive transistor that supplies the current to the light emitting element; and a capacitance element that is connected to a gate of the drive transistor and holds a voltage representing luminance, the power off method of a display device comprising:detecting a power off operation on the display device;
setting, when the power off operation is detected, a same potential in a first electrode and a second electrode of the capacitance element in each of the plurality of pixel circuits; and
stopping power supply to the display panel after the same potential is set,
wherein each of the plurality of pixel circuits further includes:
a first switch transistor connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element;
a first wire connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element via the first switch transistor;
a second switch transistor connected to the second electrode of the capacitance element and not connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element, the second switch transistor being separate from the drive transistor;
a second wire connected to the second electrode of the capacitance element via the second switch transistor;
a third switch transistor connected to the first electrode of the capacitance element; and
a node to which only the following four elements are connected: the first electrode of the capacitance element, a gate of the drive transistor, a drain/source of the first switch transistor, and a drain/source of the third switch transistor, and
the setting comprises:
turning off, when the power off operation is detected, the first switch transistor and the second switch transistor before 0V is supplied to the first and the second wires;
supplying 0V to the first wire and the second wire;
determining whether a wait time has elapsed, the wait time being a time period from a start of supplying 0V to the first wire and the second wire to when the potentials of the first wire and the second wire are determined to be at 0V, wherein after 0V is supplied to the first and second wires, the potentials of the first wire and the second wire are gradually changed to approach 0V during the wait time; and
turning on the first switch transistor and the second switch transistor after the wait time is determined to be elapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,482,808

PIXEL CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pixel control circuit, comprising: a control-signal output sub-circuit and a switch sub-circuit; wherein:an input terminal of the switch sub-circuit is electrically coupled to an output terminal of the control-signal output sub-circuit;
an input terminal of the control-signal output sub-circuit is electrically coupled to a data line, and the control-signal output sub-circuit is configured to: compare a voltage received by the data line with a reference voltage; and if a value of the voltage received by the data line is equal to a value of the reference voltage, output a first control signal, otherwise output a second control signal;
the switch sub-circuit is configured to be turned off under control of the first control signal and to be turned on under control of the second control signal; and
the reference voltage is a corresponding gamma voltage when the display panel is in a dark state.

US Pat. No. 10,482,795

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A LABELING ARTICLE

Bedford Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method for manufacturing a plurality of labeling articles, the method including:moving a web of a label material in a first direction;
forming a plurality of segments of a release liner material on the moving web, wherein the segments of the release liner material are separated by gaps;
forming a plurality of separate continuous bands of an elastic material over the plurality of segments and gaps;
bonding each continuous band to the moving web at the gaps to form bond zones; and
forming a plurality of lines of separation, wherein each line of separation intersects at least one of the bond zones, thereby defining the plurality of labeling articles, wherein each of the defined labeling articles extends across at least one of the plurality of segments of at least one of the plurality of formed continuous bands.

US Pat. No. 10,482,790

TEACHING AID FOR TEACHING THE PRINCIPLES OF AN IMPULSE DRIVER

1. An educational tool for teaching principles of angular momentum, torque and linear force, comprising:a frame comprising an upper platform and a lower platform,
an upper motor disposed on said upper platform,
a lower motor disposed on said lower platform,
a spindle assembly comprising a shaft comprising an upper end and a lower end, said upper end of said shaft being connected to an upper coupling and said lower end of said shaft being connected to a lower coupling,
a turntable comprising a mounting pin extending from a top surface thereof, the mounting pin being disposed in a offset position relative to a center axis of said turntable,
said lower coupling being connected to said turntable via said mounting pin,
said shaft comprising an axle hole disposed along a length thereof,
an axle positioned through said axle hole of said shaft, wherein said axle is freely rotatable about a longitudinal axis of rotation within said axle hole,
a weight assembly fixedly attached to said axle, wherein said weight assembly is rotatable with said axle about said longitudinal axis of rotation, wherein said longitudinal axis of rotation is offset from the center of mass of said weight assembly, and
wherein said upper motor is structured to drivingly rotate said upper coupling about an upper axis, and wherein said lower motor is structured to drivingly rotate said turntable about a lower axis.

US Pat. No. 10,482,765

ALLOCATING AN AREA TO A VEHICLE

1. A method of directing a first vehicle (100) to an allocated area (126), the method including:obtaining (204) data representing a current geographical location of the first vehicle;
using (208) the geographical location data to identify at least one destination location (122), each said destination location having a plurality of allocatable areas, each said allocatable area being allocatable for use by a respective vehicle for an allotted time period, the end of which is defined by an end time;
checking (208) availability of the allocatable areas at the at least one destination location in order to allocate a first available allocatable area to the first vehicle, and
generating data for use in directing (214) the first vehicle to said first area allocated to the first vehicle;
detecting if said first vehicle is prevented from using the area allocated thereto due to a second vehicle, utilising said area for an earlier time period, exceeding its end time and, therefore, that said area allocated to said first vehicle is not available for use thereby; and,
in response to said detecting, checking availability of other allocatable areas at the at least one destination location, identifying an available second allocatable area to the first vehicle, and generating data for use in directing the first vehicle to said second area allocated thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,482,761

LANE-LEVEL GEOMETRY AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

17. A method for establishing lane-level data from probe data comprising:receiving probe data points associated with a plurality of vehicles, each probe data point received from a probe apparatus of a plurality of probe apparatuses, each probe apparatus comprising one or more sensors and being onboard a respective vehicle, wherein each probe data point comprises location information associated with the respective probe apparatus;
for each of the probe data points, determining a location and a road segment corresponding to the location;
generating, from the probe data points associated with a first road segment, a probe density histogram for the first road segment, wherein the probe density histogram represents a volume of probe data points at each of a plurality of positions across a width of the first road segment;
applying a deconvolution method to the probe density histogram to obtain a multi-modal histogram;
determining, from the multi-modal histogram, a number of statistically significant peaks, wherein each statistically significant peak represents a lane of the first road segment;
computing, from the multi-modal histogram, lane-level properties of the probe data of the first road segment; and
providing data for at least one of navigational assistance or at least semi-autonomous vehicle control based on the computed lane-level properties of the probe data of the first road segment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,760

METHOD FOR LINKING A SECOND REMOTE CONTROL UNIT TO A FIRST REMOTE CONTROL UNIT

Jungheinrich Aktiengesell...

1. A method for linking a second remote control unit of an industrial truck to a first remote control unit of the industrial truck comprising:linking the first remote control unit to a transceiver unit using a bidirectional radio connection;
transmitting a unique address of the second remote control unit to the transceiver unit by near field communication;
transmitting the unique address of the second remote control unit by the transceiver unit to the first remote control unit via the bidirectional radio connection;
linking the first remote control unit to the second remote control unit using the unique address of the second remote control unit; and
transmitting a command from the second remote control unit to the first remote control unit, wherein the first remote control unit transmits the command by radio to the transceiver unit.

US Pat. No. 10,482,747

VEHICLE OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An occupant detection system within a vehicle comprising: an electrical signal sensor;an accelerometer;
a carbon dioxide sensor; and
a processor in communication with a memory, wherein the processor executes computer-readable instructions stored on the memory, said instructions cause the processor to:
receive a first signal from the electrical signal sensor indicating whether power to the vehicle is on or off, receive a second signal from the accelerometer indicating whether the vehicle is in motion, and receive a third signal from the carbon dioxide sensor associated with a concentration of carbon dioxide in an enclosed space of the vehicle,
in response to the first signal indicating that the power is on or the second signal indicating that the vehicle is in motion, store data associated with the third signal in the memory at a first time interval periodically,
in response to the first signal indicating that the power is off and the second signal indicating that the vehicle is not in motion, compare an absolute value of the data associated with the third signal with a threshold level of an expected absolute value of carbon dioxide concentration within the enclosed space of the vehicle and store the data associated with the third signal in the memory at a second time interval periodically, and
in response to the absolute value of the data associated with the third signal exceeding the threshold level, generate and communicate an alarm signal.

US Pat. No. 10,482,732

SEQUENCE OF LEVELS IN BUILDINGS TO BE EVACUATED BY ELEVATOR SYSTEMS

Inventio AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A method for evacuating persons from a building having a plurality of floors (L1, L2, L3) and an elevator system, wherein a plurality of fixed point markers are arranged in the building at defined sites, wherein a mobile device is carried by a person, comprising:determining instantaneous positions of mobile devices in the building, wherein an instantaneous position of a mobile device is determined when the mobile device uses data received from a first fixed point marker to access a database in which the data is linked to a site of the first fixed point marker;
determining a current traffic situation for each floor (L1, L2, L3) on the basis of the instantaneous positions of the mobile devices; and
determining a sequence of the floors (L1, L2, L3) to be evacuated on the basis of the current traffic situation on the floors (L1, L2, L3).

US Pat. No. 10,482,715

VIDEO SLOT GAMING SYSTEM WITH POSITIVE ACTING COLLECTIBLE SYMBOLS AND COLLECTABLE EVENT TERMINATION SYMBOLS

1. A method of implementing a wagering event on an underlying wagering event using a processor, memory, video display, player input controls and a player value-in-value-out system selected from the group consisting of a) a currency validator with a motor to advance currency, b) a ticket-in-ticket-out system having a motor to advance tickets, a ticket reader and a ticket printer, c) a near field communication transmitter receiver in communication with the processor, and d) a coin acceptor and validator, the method comprising:a player position committing a wager on an underlying wagering event through the player input controls based on random event outcomes generated by random distribution of available symbols stored in memory, the distribution being into areas distributed along paylines;
the processor distributing symbols on the display screen of individual random symbols to the areas distributed along paylines at a player position with a committed wager;
distributing of random symbols to the areas distributed along paylines at the player position, the symbols including the possibility of at least two classes of collectible symbols, the collectible symbols can have either comprise a first class of symbol having positive game content effects upon collection of a first predetermined number of the first symbols, or a second class of symbol having an elimination effect on the first class of symbols upon collection of a second predetermined number of the second symbols; and,
the processor enabling economically beneficial payout effects on winning outcomes or stored credit when the first predetermined number of the first symbol is reached and at least some collected first symbols eliminated upon collection of the second predetermined number of the second symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,482,712

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOYALTY-BASED VIRTUAL OBJECTS ACROSS VARIOUS MEDIA INCLUDING GAMING DEVICES

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A system for an enterprise to provide a graphical package to one or more user devices, each user device including a video display and user interface, and where the system includes one or more servers and at least one user data file storing data in a file associated with each user, the system comprising:a communication network to provide communication between the one or more user devices and the one or more servers;
the one or more servers storing data corresponding to graphics packages, each graphics package including a set of one or more virtual objects, wherein the one or more servers are configured to (i) receive, from a user interface of a first user device associated with a first user, input to identify the first user for access of a first user data file of the at least one user data file associated with the first user, (ii) receive data corresponding to commercial or non-commercial interaction associated with the first user and with the enterprise, (iii) from that interaction, award the first user with digital currency corresponding to actual or virtual value, the first user data file configured to store data associated with a balance of digital currency awarded to the first user, and (iv) in response to the first user redeeming at least a portion of the balance of digital currency, allocate data to relate one or more of the virtual objects to the first user data file; and
the one or more servers configured to provide data corresponding to the allocated data from the first user data file to the first user device, wherein the first user device is configured to display in response to the provided data, a graphics package from the one or more servers and associated with one or more of the related virtual objects.

US Pat. No. 10,482,706

GAMING SYSTEM, GAMING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A GAME IN WHICH PLAYERS POSITION SELECTORS WITHIN A FIELD OF SELECTIONS BASED ON VALUES MASKED BY THE SELECTIONS

IGT, Las Vegas, NV (US)

1. A gaming system comprising:a controller programmed to operate with a first gaming device and a second gaming device,
the first gaming device configured to establish a first credit balance responsive to receipt, via a first acceptor of the first gaming device, of a first physical item associated with a first monetary value, the first gaming device configured to, responsive to receipt of a first wager input, place a first wager on a play of a game and cause the first credit balance to decrease based on the placed first wager, the first gaming device configured to, responsive to an actuation of a cashout input associated with the first gaming device, initiate a payout associated with the first credit balance,
the second gaming device configured to establish a second credit balance responsive to receipt, via a second acceptor of the second gaming device, of a second physical item associated with a second monetary value, the second gaming device configured to responsive to receipt of a second wager input, place a second wager on the play of the game and cause the second credit balance to decrease based on the placed second wager, the second gaming device configured to, responsive to an actuation of a cashout input associated with the second gaming device, initiate a payout associated with the second credit balance,
the controller programmed to operate with the first claming device and the second gaming device to:
associate a first selector with the first gaming device and a second selector with the second gaming device;
cause a display of a field including a plurality of spaced-apart selections, and
for the play of the game in which a first player at the first gaming device and a second player at the second gaming device are participating:
until a game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for the first gaming device:
receive data indicative of a first device game input from said first gaming device,
cause the first selector to be displayed at the first gaming device and the second gaming device as moving within the field of selections based on the first device game input, and
if the first selector has a designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause the first gaming device but not the second gaming device to temporarily reveal the value associated with said spatially related selection,
until the game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for the second gaming device:
receive data indicative of a second device game input from said second gaming device,
cause the second selector to be displayed at the first gaming device and the second gaming device as moving within the field of selections based on the second device game input, and
if the second selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause the second gaming device but not the first gaming device to temporarily reveal the value associated with said spatially related selection,
when the game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for said first gaming device:
determine if the first selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection,
if the first selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause a first award to be provided to the first player, the first credit balance being increasable by the first award, and
when the game expiration event for the play of the game occurs for said second gaming device:
determine if the second selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection,
if the second selector has the designated spatial relationship with any selection, cause a second award to be provided to the second player, the second credit balance being increasable by the second award.

US Pat. No. 10,482,682

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR PLACING AN ASSET ON A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:presenting a model representing an avatar;
storing an asset library that includes a plurality of assets that can be applied to the model;
receiving user input selecting a particular asset of the plurality of assets to apply to the model;
generating a modified avatar by placing the particular asset on the model, wherein generating the modified avatar comprises:
identifying a contact point on a surface of a model at which to place the particular asset;
determining a first alignment vector extending from the surface of the model at the identified contact point;
positioning a pivot point of the particular asset at the identified contact point; and
orienting the particular asset with respect to the surface of the model by aligning a second alignment vector of the particular asset with the first alignment vector of the model.

US Pat. No. 10,482,667

DISPLAY UNIT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY UNIT

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A display, comprising:at least one head-up display unit, the at least one head-up display unit having an image generating unit for projecting an image;
a combiner for generating a virtual image from the image projected by the image generating unit, the combiner including a first surface facing the image generating unit and a second surface facing away from the image generating unit, the first surface providing a projection surface for displaying the virtual image;
a transparent display arranged on the second surface of the combiner, wherein the transparent display is adjustable between a first operating mode whereby the transparent display is transparent and projects the virtual image from the head-up display unit and a second operating mode whereby the transparent display selectively displays information on the transparent display;
a central control unit in communication with the head-up display unit; and
a device in communication with the central control unit for detecting at least one input, wherein the at least one input is selected from the group consisting of a gesture, an input at a predetermined distance away from a surface of the transparent display and an input at the surface of the transparent display,
wherein, in response to the device recognizing the at least one input, the central control unit adjusts one or more operations of the transparent display.

US Pat. No. 10,482,641

VIRTUAL REALITY DISPLAY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

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

US Pat. No. 10,482,607

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOTION CORRECTION IN SYNTHETIC IMAGES

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,482,512

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING THE RETAIL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE ONLINE

1. A method of selecting a plurality of search results by a server, comprising:accessing, by the server, a first data structure storing, in a memory element, a first product description describing a first product located in a retail store and a second product description describing a second product located in the retail store;
receiving, by the server, a first captured image comprising a first visual representation of the first product and a second captured image comprising a second visual representation of the second product, the first product and the second product being visible from a single position within the retail store, the first captured image overlapping the second captured image;
storing, by the server via a second data structure, based on the first and second captured images, a stitched image comprising the first and second visual representations;
creating, by the server via the first and second data structures, a segment mapping between a first segment of the stitched image and the first product description, and between a second segment of the stitched image and the second product description, the first segment comprising the first visual representation and the second segment comprising the second visual representation;
associating, by the server via the first data structure, a first classification with the first product description and a second classification with the second product description;
displaying, by the server responsive to a first signal, the stitched image;
selecting, by the server via the first data structure, responsive to a second signal, the plurality of search results comprising a first search result corresponding to the first product description and a second search result corresponding to the second product description;
tracking, using a processor of the server, an x-axis offset and a y-axis offset of the first and second segments within the stitched image to determine a first segment location and a second segment location;
mapping, by the server via the segment mapping, the first segment location to the first product description and the first classification, and the second segment location to the second product description and the second classification;
automatically ordering, by the server via the first and second data structures responsive to a third signal, the plurality of search results based on the first classification, the second classification, the first segment location, and the second segment location; and
transmitting, responsive to a fourth signal, the plurality of search results across a network.

US Pat. No. 10,482,474

ADVERTISING DATABASE SYSTEM AND METHOD

A9.Com, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A computer-implemented method of accessing an advertisement database that stores multiple advertisements and multiple endorsements, the computer-implemented method comprising:under control of one or more computer systems configured with executable instructions,
receiving, from a website publisher, at least one selection of an advertiser entity, the advertiser entity providing at least one advertisement for selection and display on a website of the website publisher;
receiving, from the website publisher, a rule to apply to advertisements in the advertisement database, wherein the rule is generated by the website publisher and comprises a minimum criterion for an advertisement;
automatically selecting, based at least in part on the rule, a first advertisement from the advertisement database, the first advertisement to be displayed on the website of the website publisher and the first advertisement being associated with the advertiser entity;
providing the first advertisement for publication with a web page on the website published by the web site publisher, wherein the web site publisher publishes the web page to a visitor;
receiving a second advertisement from the advertiser entity, wherein the second advertisement is received based at least in part on the at least one selection of the advertiser entity;
receiving a plurality of endorsements associated with the first advertisement or the second advertisement, the plurality of endorsements supplementing the first advertisement or the second advertisement;
determining a performance metric associated with an endorsement of the plurality of endorsements, the performance metric based at least in part on at least one of:
an increased likelihood of selection of the first advertisement based at least in part on the endorsement being displayed near the first advertisement; or
an increased likelihood of selection of the second advertisement based at least in part on the endorsement being displayed near the second advertisement;
selecting, from the advertisement database, the endorsement of the plurality endorsements based at least in part on the performance metric associated with the endorsement; and
providing the endorsement and the first advertisement or the second advertisement to be published together on the webpage.

US Pat. No. 10,482,434

VALUE TRANSFER BETWEEN DISPARATE SYSTEMS

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by executable instructions executing on a hardware processor of a server from a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, a transfer request to transfer a value from a first account provider to an account maintained with a second account provider and including data identifying an individual or entity that initiated the transfer request, wherein receiving further includes obtaining the transfer request from a first account provider interface that received the transfer request from a first account provider mobile wallet of the individual or the entity, wherein the first account provider interface is a local interface that is local or specific to the first account provider, wherein receiving further includes receiving the transfer request when initiated by the individual or the entity through a first mobile wallet service from a mobile device application that utilizes the first account provider interface;
identifying, by the executable instructions, the second account provider based on data included in the transfer request that identifies a second individual or second entity;
generating, by the executable instructions, a request to transfer the value of the transfer request to the account in a format compatible with the second account provider; and
transmitting, by the executable instructions, the generated request to the second account provider through a second account provider interface, wherein the second account provider interface is a local interface that is local or specific to the second account provider, wherein transmitting further includes sending the generated request to a second mobile wallet service of a second mobile device application associated with the second individual or the second entity utilizing the second account provider interface.

US Pat. No. 10,482,384

SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING SEMANTIC TRIPLES FOR BUILDING A KNOWLEDGE BASE

Babylon Partners Limited,...

1. A computer-implemented method of generating a semantic triple for building a knowledge base to include data patterns associated with semantic triples derived from unstructured text, the method comprising:providing a sentence associated with unstructured text including a main verb and a taxonomic verb, the taxonomic verb describing a taxonomic relationship;
generating a first frame including a first subject, a first relation, and a first object, the first relation including the main verb, wherein the first subject and the first object each include a phrase including one or more sub-strings;
generating a second frame including a second subject, a second relation, and a second object, the second relation including the taxonomic verb, wherein the second subject and the second object each include a phrase including one or more sub-strings;
identifying a common sub-string in the first subject and either the second subject or the second object, or a common sub-string in the first object and either the second subject or the second object;
generating a semantic triple using the first frame and replacing the first subject or the first object having the common sub-string with the second subject or the second object having the common sub-string; and
transmitting the semantic triple for inclusion as a data pattern in a knowledge base.

US Pat. No. 10,482,379

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PERFORM MACHINE LEARNING WITH FEEDBACK CONSISTENCY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method to perform machine learning, the method comprising:obtaining, by one or more computing devices, data descriptive of an encoder model that is configured to receive a first set of inputs and, in response to receipt of the first set of inputs, output a first set of outputs;
obtaining, by the one or more computing devices, data descriptive of a decoder model that is configured to receive the first set of outputs and, in response to receipt of the first set of outputs, output a second set of outputs;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, a loss function that describes a difference between the first set of inputs and the second set of outputs;
backpropagating, by the one or more computing devices, the loss function through the decoder model without modifying the decoder model; and
after backpropagating, by the one or more computing devices, the loss function through the decoder model, continuing to backpropagate, by the one or more computing devices, the loss function through the encoder model to train the encoder model;
wherein continuing to backpropagate, by the one or more computing devices, the loss function through the encoder model to train the encoder model comprises adjusting, by the one or more computing devices, at least one weight included in the encoder model.

US Pat. No. 10,482,336

FACE RECOGNITION AND IMAGE SEARCH SYSTEM USING SPARSE FEATURE VECTORS, COMPACT BINARY VECTORS, AND SUB-LINEAR SEARCH

NOBLIS, INC., Reston, VA...

1. A method, performed by a search system including one or more servers for enrollment and searching, for searching a database of gallery binary vectors representing gallery images of faces, comprising:receiving an input image of a face;
processing the received input image of the face, comprising:
processing through a plurality of layers of a deep neural network (DNN) to generate a k-dimensional feature vector; and
binarizing the feature vector to generate a k-dimensional binary vector by converting respective values in the feature vector to corresponding values of 0 or 1 in the binary vector, wherein the conversion is based on whether respective values in the feature vector satisfy predefined criteria;
dividing the binary vector into a plurality of sub-strings;
creating a plurality of hash tables based on gallery sub-strings of gallery binary vectors; and
comparing one or more of the sub-strings of the binary vector to the one or more of the hash tables to identify a subset of the gallery binary vectors that are closest matches to the binary vector.

US Pat. No. 10,482,286

UNIFIED SYSTEM FOR AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION

Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, ...

17. A system to perform an authorization for access to a service offered by a trusted application comprising:a memory; and
a processing device, operatively coupled to the memory, to:
receive, by an authorization framework executed by the processing device, a request from the trusted application to authorize a client application that requests the service offered by the trusted application, wherein the request identifies the client application and an action to be carried out by the trusted application;
determine, in view of the request, whether the client application is authorized to access the trusted application in view of an authorization policy;
cause an authentication of a user of the client application in response to determining the client application is authorized to access the trusted application; and
return, by the authorization framework and to the trusted application, an authorization result in view of the determining and the authentication that indicates to the trusted application whether to offer the client application the service and whether to carry out the action.

US Pat. No. 10,482,277

SECURITY APPLICATION FOR DATA SECURITY FORMATTING, TAGGING AND CONTROL

Tangoe US, Inc., Shelton...

1. A system for formatting data records based on security rules, the system comprising:a computer and a storage accessible by said computer, the storage having a plurality of data records stored thereon in a first format, the first format associated with an application, wherein each of the plurality of data records is a file such that the file is formatted in the first format;
a security application executing on said computer and intercepting disk input and output (I/O) operations between said computer and said storage;
said security application identifying a content of a data record of said plurality of data records based on a content identifier associated with one or more of: a keyword, a user identifier and a device identifier;
said security application tagging said data record with a tag based on the content identifier and a security rule, the security rule indicative of permissions or restrictions or combinations thereof associated with access to the data record based on the content identifier;
wherein said data record includes at least two sections, a first section contains the tag and a second section contains the content of the data record, said security application converting the second section of the data record to a second format wherein when in the second format, the second section is not accessible by the application, such that the data record in the second format is the content thereof in the second format in its entirety;
the data record is stored on said storage in the second format such that when said security application intercepts a disk operation to access the data record via the application, said security application compares the tag to the security rule and converts the data record to the first format if the disk operation complies with the security rule based on the tag, such that the data record is accessible as the file formatted in the first format;
wherein the tag is accessible from the first section of said data record when said second section is in the second format.

US Pat. No. 10,482,267

LINUX BASED ANDROID CONTAINER PLATFORM, DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME AND METHOD FOR APPLY SECURITY SYSTEM IN LINUX BASED ANDROID CONTAINER ENVIRONMENT

Foundation of Soongsil Un...

10. A method for applying a security system in a Linux based Android container environment in which an Android container runs on a Linux host, the method comprising:generating an integrated security module including a Linux security module having a Linux policy of a process running on the Linux host and an Android security module having an Android policy of a process running on the Android container;
mounting the integrated security module in a directory shared between the Linux host and the Android container; and
overwriting a pre-existing Linux security module with the integrated security module.

US Pat. No. 10,482,257

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ENFORCE THE SECURE BOOT POLICY OF A PLATFORM ON A VIRTUAL MACHINE

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A method to enforce a secure boot policy in an information handling system (IHS) configured with a plurality of virtual machines, the method comprising:detecting, at a hypervisor boot emulator, a request for a virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines to access a service processor;
in response to detecting the request, triggering a handshake request between the hypervisor boot emulator and the service processor to initiate a sequence of authentication steps to access a corresponding secure partition of memory from among a plurality of secure partitions of memory associated with the service processor, each secure partition of memory having a corresponding virtual platform key for preserving secure access to the corresponding secure partition of memory stored in a secure platform associated with the service processor; and
dynamically generating unlock keys, following authentication of a boot signature of the virtual machine, the unlock keys generated to authenticate a requesting virtual machine as a valid virtual machine to obtain access to a corresponding secure partition of memory.

US Pat. No. 10,482,219

LICENSE MANAGEMENT SERVER, LICENSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A license management server comprising:at least a processor and at least a memory coupled to the at least the processor and having stored thereon instructions, when executed by the at least the processor, and cooperating to act as:a receiving unit configured to receive a request for upgrading a first license to a second license from a license operation server that leases a license to a client;
an issuing unit configured to, in a case where the license upgrade request is received, change an expiration date of the first license from indefinite to a predetermined expiration date and issue the second license whose expiration date is indefinite; and
a transmitting unit configured to transmit the first license whose expiration date is the predetermined expiration date and the second license whose expiration date is indefinite,wherein, in a case where the receiving unit receives a request for downgrading the second license to the first license from the license operation server,the issuing unit changes the expiration date of the second license from indefinite to a predetermined expiration date and issues the first license whose expiration date is indefinite,upon receiving the license upgrade request, the issuing unit deletes the first license whose expiration date has been changed to the predetermined expiration date, and
upon receiving the license downgrade request, the transmitting unit transmits the second license whose expiration date is the predetermined expiration date and the first license whose expiration date is indefinite to the license operation server.

US Pat. No. 10,482,205

LOGIC ANALYZER FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method for monitoring signals in an integrated circuit, comprising:monitoring a probed signal within the integrated circuit using a logic analyzer circuit implemented within the integrated circuit;
detecting state changes in the probed signal using a trace circuitry in the logic analyzer circuit, wherein the trace circuitry is configured to receive the signal and determine whether a current state of the signal is different from a prior state of the signal;
generating, by a file generation circuit in the logic analyzer circuit coupled to the trace circuitry, ASCII encoded data specifying time stamped state changes of the probed signal, wherein the file generation circuit is configured to generate a file specifying the ASCII encoded data; and
providing the file, using an interface of the logic analyzer circuit coupled to the file generation circuit, to another circuit or system.

US Pat. No. 10,482,178

SEMANTIC SIMILARITY ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE RELATEDNESS OF HETEROGENEOUS DATA

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of determining relatedness of heterogeneous data, the method comprising:selecting a first customer observable from a first source document, the first customer observable being made up of two terms, the two terms being a first term of a first type and a first term of a second type;
selecting a second customer observable from a second source document, the second customer observable being made up of a second term of the first type and a second term of the second type;
creating a first corpus of all documents that include the first term of the first type and the first term of the second type;
creating a second corpus of all documents that include the second term of the first type and the second term of the second type;
obtaining other first terms of the first type and other first terms of the second type in the first corpus and other second terms of the first type and other second terms of the second type in the second corpus; and
performing semantic similarity analysis using the first term of the first type, the other first terms of the first type, the second term of the first type, and the other second terms of the first type and the first term of the second type, the other first terms of the second type, the second term of the second type, and the other second terms of the second type to determine a similarity score between the first customer observable and the second customer observable.

US Pat. No. 10,482,170

USER INTERFACE FOR CONTEXTUAL DOCUMENT RECOGNITION

HRB Innovations, Inc., L...

1. A method of presenting a user interface for verifying automatically recognized information, comprising the steps of:receiving a form image of a form, the form including plurality of values and a corresponding plurality of descriptions for the plurality of values;
identifying a plurality of regions of the form image corresponding to the plurality of values,
wherein each region of the form image contains an image of a value and a description corresponding to the region;
performing automatic recognition of each region to obtain automatically recognized values and automatically recognized descriptions of each region;
determining if the automatically recognized values are correct or incorrect based on a comparison of the automatically recognized values for each region with the form image after automatic recognition;
determining a needed value based on the comparison of the form image and the automatically recognized regions;
identifying a region of the automatically recognized regions corresponding to the needed value,
wherein the identified region includes an automatically recognized value and an automatically recognized description of the identified region;presenting a user interface to the user comprising:the plurality of regions of the form image;
the identified region of the form image corresponding to the needed value,
wherein the identified region is automatically highlighted prior to input from the user;
the automatically recognized value for the identified region;
the automatically recognized description for the identified region;
a first control allowing the user to accept the automatically recognized value,
wherein a plurality of regions of the form image that do not correspond to the need value are not presented via the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,482,154

DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING OF DATA RECORDS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer implemented method for distributed processing of data on a distributed database computer system, the computer implemented method comprising:distributing rows of an arbitrary matrix to all of a plurality of processing units, wherein a number of the rows is equal to a number of the processing units, wherein a matrix set is used to calculate a value set corresponding to each data record by using said data record as input, the matrix set comprising at least one processing parameter matrix, the value set comprising at least one calculation value, the distributed database computer system comprising the plurality of processing units connected in a share-nothing parallel processing architecture, wherein each processing unit comprises a processor of the each processing unit, a processor memory of the each processing unit, and a storage memory of the each processing unit, wherein the arbitrary matrix is stored in the distributed database in a way that one row of the arbitrary matrix is stored in each storage memory, wherein the data records and the matrix set are stored in a distributed database using the storage memories, each processor is being operable for executing user defined functions (UDFs), calculating the value set corresponding to only one data record at a time, executing transaction processing, storing data in the processor memory, and using the data stored in the processor memory for execution of the UDFs within a framework of one transaction; and
performing transaction processing in a framework of one transaction by:
executing a first UDF on each processing unit, wherein a Cartesian product of the each processing parameter matrix and the row of the arbitrary matrix is calculated on each processing unit and as a result thereof the matrix set is stored in the processor memory of each processing unit; and
executing a second UDF on each processing unit having at least one data record after the executing of the first UDF, wherein a number of repetitive executions of the second UDF on each processing unit is equal to the number of the data records stored in the storage memory of the each processing unit and all data records stored in the storage memory of the each processing unit are processed one by one, wherein the value set corresponding to the data record is calculated using the matrix set stored in the processor memory of said respective processing unit, wherein the matrix set is used to calculate the value set corresponding to each data record by using said data as input of a link function of a generalized linear model;
wherein the at least one processing parameter matrix of the matrix set includes at least the following set of processing parameter matrices: a predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix and a beta coefficient matrix, wherein the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix determines as correlation between each calculation value of the value set and a corresponding data record in said link function, wherein the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix comprises rows of the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix and each row of the predictor-to-parameter correlation matrix is used in conjunction with a corresponding beta coefficient of the beta coefficient matrix in said link function.

US Pat. No. 10,482,139

STRUCTURED USER GRAPH TO SUPPORT QUERYING AND PREDICTIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing an answer for a query specific to a user, the method comprising:receiving, by a system of one or more computers, a query specific to a specific user, wherein the query specific to the user includes one or more terms that represent an entity, an entity type, or an entity attribute;
identifying, by the system, a user-specific knowledge graph generated from user-specific content representing past real-world physical activities of the specific user and date ranges representing when the real-world physical activities occurred, captured in one or more computer-implemented services and occurring outside the computer-implemented services, the user-specific knowledge graph comprising nodes that represent entities in the user-specific content, wherein the nodes include at least one timing node that represents a date range, and edges connecting pairs of nodes that each represent a respective relationship, identified from the user-specific content between the entities represented by the respective pairs of nodes,
wherein an edge between: (i) a timing node and (ii) an activity node representing a real-world physical activity referenced in the user-specific content, indicates that the real-world physical activity occurred during the date range represented by the timing node;
querying, by the system, the user-specific knowledge graph to find nodes that represent entities that match the entity, entity type, or entity attribute of the one or more terms of the query;
determining, by the system, weights of edges connected to the found nodes in the graph, wherein the weight of each edge between a respective timing node and a respective activity node is based on how many times the real-world activity represented by the activity node is referenced in the user-specific content as occurring during the date range represented by the timing node; and
providing, by the system, an answer for the query specific to the user based on the determined weights of the edges connected to the found nodes in the graph.

US Pat. No. 10,482,135

FACILITATING DYNAMIC GENERATION AND CUSTOMIZATION OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS AT CLIENT COMPUTING DEVICES USING SERVER METADATA IN AN ON-DEMAND SERVICES ENVIRONMENT

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a server computing device, a request from a client computing device to access descriptive server metadata specific to a data object of a data structure to perform one or more tasks including customizing a software application at the client computing device, wherein the server metadata is stored at a database coupled to the server computing device, and wherein the client computing device includes a mobile computing device offering a user interface for placing the request with the server computing device over a cloud network;
allowing, by the server computing device, the client computing device to access the requested server metadata directly from the database, wherein the server metadata is customized for the client computing device such that the customized server metadata include one or more pre-coded routines associated with the one or more tasks; and
facilitating, by the server computing device, performance of the one or more tasks at the client computing device, using the data object and the customized server metadata having the one or more pre-coded routines, wherein the one or more pre-coded routines are invoked, as facilitated by a metadata entity, to perform the one or more tasks, wherein the metadata entity dynamically updates the customized server metadata based on changes in the one or more tasks the one or more pre-coded routines, wherein the one or more tasks include dynamically generating one or more mobile applications at the client computing device through access to the customized server metadata based on the one or more pre-coded routines.

US Pat. No. 10,482,123

AUDIBLE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE TOOL

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, data comprising one or more testing parameters, one or more resulting measurements, and one or more classification/result, wherein the data is associated with a plurality of tests;
generating, by the computing device, based on the data, a predictive model;
receiving, by the computing device, a query comprising at least one of the one or more testing parameters;
generating, by the computing device, based on applying the predictive model to the at least one of the one or more testing parameters, one or more predicted resulting measurements and one or more predicted classification/result;
comparing, by the computing device, the one or more predicted resulting measurements to the data;
identifying, by the computing device, based on the comparison, an existing test, wherein the one or more predicted resulting measurements are within a defined range of resulting measurements of the existing test; and
providing, by the computing device, one or more acoustic test recordings associated with the existing acoustic test for playback and the one or more predicted classification/result.

US Pat. No. 10,482,119

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFICATION OF MICROBLOG POSTS BASED ON IDENTIFICATION OF TOPICS

Conduent Business Service...

10. A system for assigning a topic to a collection of microblog posts, the system comprising:a processing device; and
a computer-readable memory containing programming instructions that, when executed by the processing device, cause the processing device to:
by an acquisition module, receive from at least one messaging service server, a plurality of posts, wherein:
each of the plurality of posts comprise post content, and
one or more of the posts comprise one or more links with an address to an external document;
by the acquisition module, cause a communications hardware component to initiate a communication via a communications network that accesses the external document at an external server that is associated with the address and fetches external content associated with the document;
by the generation module:
analyze the post content included in each post to identify at least one label for that post,
for each post that includes a link, analyze external content corresponding to the external document associated with that link to identify a topic, and
use a topic modeling technique to generate a trained topic model, wherein the trained topic model comprises, for each identified label, a plurality of topics and a plurality of words associated with each of the plurality of topics; and
by the generation module, save the trained topic model to a computer-readable memory device
wherein, the topic modeling technique comprises a User-Labeled Linked Hierarchical Dirichlet Process (L2-HDP) technique, that utilizes a user's interest variable vector to generate the trained topic model, wherein the user's interest variable vector is indicative of a topic composition of the set of documents associated with a user.

US Pat. No. 10,482,117

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CATEGORIZING AND MODERATING USER-GENERATED CONTENT IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT

Oath Inc., Dulles, VA (U...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a storage device that stores a set of instructions; and
at least one processor coupled to the storage device and configured to execute the set of instructions to:
receive, over a network, at least a portion of textual data input from a user interface;
compute a numeric likelihood that the received portion of textual data falls into a category unsuitable for publication on a web page;
determine whether to electronically publish the received portion of textual data on the web page based on a comparison of the computed numeric likelihood to a threshold value associated with the category, wherein the threshold value includes a numeric likelihood assigned to reference content suitable for publication on the web page and the comparison comprises determining whether the computed numeric likelihood exceeds the threshold value; and
generate an electronic command to publish the textual data on the web page, when the computed numeric likelihood is determined not to exceed the threshold value.