US Pat. No. 10,427,977

FIRE RESISTANT GEOPOLYMER FOAM

Alsitek Limited, Peterbo...

1. A kit of parts for preparing a foamed geopolymer for use as a fire-resistant sealant material, comprising:(i) a container holding a dry mixture of components suitable for preparing a foamed geopolymer including a blowing agent; and
(ii) a container holding an aqueous alkaline liquid mixture of components suitable for preparing a geopolymer, wherein:
(a) container (i) contains a dry mixture comprising:
20-30% by weight of a metakaolin;
20-30% by weight of a muscovite mica; and
0.1-5% by weight of a blowing agent; and
(b) container (ii) contains an aqueous liquid mixture comprising an alkali metal silicate and an alkali metal hydroxide present in a ratio of 1:2 to 25:1 by weight relative to each other,
wherein the aqueous liquid mixture is present in container (ii) in an amount 5 to a total of 100% by weight with reference to the dry mixture contents of container (i).
US Pat. No. 10,429,277

MAGNETIC NEEDLE SEPARATION AND OPTICAL MONITORING

Imagion Biosystems, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus for the separation of magnetic particles from a suspension, comprising:(a) a magnetic needle configured to attract magnetic particles;
(b) a light measurement system, comprising a light source configured to produce light at a first wavelength and a light detector configured to detect light at the first wavelength, configured to provide an optical path through the suspension from the light source to the light detector;
(c) a control system, configured to control the apparatus responsive to the visible light measurement system.
US Pat. No. 10,428,254

BIO-ADHESIVES

CAMBOND LIMITED, Cambrid...

1. A Distiller's Grain (DG) bio-adhesive comprising20 to 50% by weight solid content, and
50 to 80% by weight liquid content,in which the solid content comprises:50 to 89% by weight of DG mass;
1 to 20% by weight of a crosslinking agent; and
10 to 30% by weight of inorganic filler;
and in which the liquid content comprises:
0.01 to 5% by weight of a defoaming agent; and
water.
US Pat. No. 10,426,724

ANTIHISTAMINE COMPOSITIONS, COMBINATIONS, AND USE THEREOF

APTAPHARMA INC., Pennsau...

1. An oral antihistamine combination, comprisinga first generation antihistamine in an attenuated dosage amount to provide a quick onset of action wherein a patient receiving the formulation experiences substantially no sedative effect;
a second or third generation antihistamine in a maintenance dosage amount to provide continued antihistaminic effect; and
an additional active agent, where the additional active agent is a decongestant, a cough suppressant (an antitussive), a leukotriene receptor antagonist, a 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, a bronchodilator, an expectorant, or a combination thereof; and
a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient,
wherein at least the first generation antihistamine and the second or third generation antihistamine are formulated together into a single oral dosage form to be administered to a human patient regardless of the time of day.
US Pat. No. 10,426,725

SELF-SUPPORTING FILMS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL AND FOOD USE

PHARMAFILM S.R.L., Gaggi...

1. A rapidly dissolving self-supporting and edible film, comprising:a. between 40 and 80% by weight based on the total weight of said film, of a maltodextrin,
b. between 15 and 55% by weight based on the total weight of said film, of a plasticizer, and
c. between 0.05% and 30% by weight based on the total weight of said film, of an active ingredient for food or pharmaceutical use,
wherein said film is self-supporting, is free from hydrocolloids and has a dissolution time of less than 1 minute.
US Pat. No. 10,426,729

FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR LYOPHILIZATION AND LYOPHILATES PROVIDED THEREBY

Biogen Chesapeake LLC, C...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from stroke, hemorrhage, neuronal cell swelling, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, organ ischemia, myocardial infarction, or sepsis, comprising administering to said patient a reconstituted pharmaceutical formulation comprising a lyophilized composition that comprises:a) glibenclamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
b) at least one substantially pharmaceutically inert compound selected from the group consisting of glucose, fructose, mannose, galactose, mannitol, sorbitol, lactose, trehalose, sucrose, sodium chloride and potassium chloride, and
c) one or more alkali bases,wherein the lyophilized composition contains said one or more alkali bases in an amount sufficient such that when said lyophilized composition is reconstituted in deionized water at a concentration of about 0.2 mg/mL to about 1.0 mg/mL to form said reconstituted pharmaceutical formulation, its pH is greater than 8, andwherein the lyophilized composition is stable for at least 3 months at 25° C. and 60% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,429,304

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR IMAGING AND MODIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

PerkinElmer Singapore PTE...

1. A method of modifying a biological sample comprising a mixed population of cells by enriching the sample with respect to cells of interest, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a sample comprising a plurality of cells which include a photosensitive compound that can be induced by light irradiation to inactivate or kill at least part of the respective cell;
(b) acquiring a time sequence of images of the plurality of cells;
(c) identifying cells of interest in the sample images from said plurality of cells by analysis of the sequence of images acquired in step (b) by an image processing arrangement, the identification of cells of interest being based on detection of changes in the images indicating a predetermined event involving those cells occurring during the time sequence of images, wherein the cells are identified as of interest by reference to images or data relating to the sample and acquired using a different imaging modality to that employed in step (b);
(d) selecting cells from said plurality of cells other than the cells identified in step (c); and
(e) irradiating only those cells selected in step (d) by selectively directing a light beam to the selected cells to induce the photosensitive compound therein to inactivate or kill at least part of those cells, and to enrich the sample with respect to the cells of interest for further analysis.
US Pat. No. 10,428,280

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OF MULTI-LEVEL PORE ZEOLITE AND UTILIZATION AS CATALYST FOR HYDROISOMERIZATION OF NORMAL PARAFFINS OF MULTI-LEVEL PORE ZEOLITE PREPARED THEREBY

S-OIL CORPORATION, Seoul...

1. A method for preparing a multi-level pore zeolite containing silicon, aluminum, and phosphorus, comprising:(A) mixing a silicon precursor, an aluminum precursor, a phosphorus precursor, a structure directing agent and water;
(B) adding phenylphosphonic acid, carbon black or a mixture thereof to the mixture prepared in (A) and mixing the same;
(C) crystallizing the mixture prepared in (B) by heat-treating the same; and
(D) calcining the crystallization product,
wherein the multi-level pore zeolite has 10-30 vol % of micropores having a diameter of 0.1-1.9 nm based on the volume of total pores, 50-70 vol % of mesopores having a diameter of 2.0-50.0 nm based on the volume of total pores and 5-20 vol % of macropores having a diameter of 50.1-60.0 nm based on the volume of total pores.
US Pat. No. 10,429,309

APPARATUS FOR SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION OF AMINES AND THIOLS

ALT BIOSCIENCE, LLC, Lex...

1. An apparatus for the simultaneous detection of amines and thiols, the apparatus comprising a thiol-detection reagent and an amine-detection reagent immobilized onto one or a plurality of pad matrices, wherein the amine-detection reagent comprises phthaldialdehyde (OPA) or fluorescamine, and wherein the one or a plurality of pad matrices is affixed to a plastic backing.
US Pat. No. 10,426,748

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CHRONIC INFLAMMATION AND INFLAMMATORY DISEASES

Infirst Healthcare Limite...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:a) a therapeutically effective amount of an ibuprofen;
b) less than about 20% by weight of the composition of a pharmaceutically-acceptable liquid polyethylene glycol (PEG) polymer; and
c) at least 50% by weight of the composition of pharmaceutically-acceptable glycerolipids comprising monoglycerides, diglycerides, and triglycerides;
wherein the pharmaceutical composition is formulated to have a melting point temperature of about 25° C. or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,426,756

MULTIVITAMIN CAPABLE OF BENEFICIAL GENE REGULATION THROUGH MICRORNA (MIRNA)

PERFORMANCE LABS PTE. LTD...

1. A composition for modifying the expression of microRNAs comprising:one or more plant secondary metabolites capable of beneficially regulating different genes in the human genome by modifying the expression of one or more microRNAs, wherein the one or more plant secondary metabolites are selected and provided in an amount selected to target the modification of one or more specific microRNAs, wherein the composition comprises the plant secondary metabolites:
epigallocatechin gallate in an amount of 70-300 milligrams;
isoquercetin in an amount of 20-50 milligrams;
folic acid in an amount of 150-350 micrograms;
curcumin in an amount of 30-70 milligrams;
hesperidin in an amount of 30-70 milligrams;
grape polyphenols in an amount of 100-150 milligrams;
sulforaphane in an amount of 0.2-2 milligrams;
proanthocyanidins in an amount of 45-70 milligrams;
apple polyphenols in an amount of 65-90 milligrams; and
citrus bioflavonoids in an amount of 80-110 milligrams.
US Pat. No. 10,428,303

EMBRYO CULTURE METHODS AND MEDIA

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientifi...

1. A method of culturing a human embryo in vitro, the method comprising culturing a human embryo in a medium comprising: a starting lactate concentration of between about 0.3 mM and about 1 mM, and a glucose concentration of less than about 2 mM, wherein the medium does not contain serum, wherein the medium is a sequential medium or a medium that is replenished at least once during the culturing of the embryo.
US Pat. No. 10,428,307

METHOD FOR CONVERTING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INTO ENDOTHELIAL CELLS BY USING SPECIFIC TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS

The Catholic University o...

1. An in vitro method for converting mesenchymal stem cells into endothelial cells, the method comprising the steps of:(a) introducing lentiviral vectors comprising Oct4, Nanog, Tal1, and LMO2 genes into the mesenchymal stem cells; and
(b) culturing the transduced mesenchymal stem cells on a gelatin-coated plate under culture conditions comprising endothelial cell growth medium EGM2 and SB431542, wherein said culturing induces the conversion of the mesenchymal stem cells into endothelial cells.
US Pat. No. 10,426,778

PROPHYLACTIC AGENT AND/OR THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., L...

1. A method of treating B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma comprising: administering to a human in need thereof a pharmaceutically effective amount of 6-amino-9-[(3R)-1-(2-butynoyl)-3-pyrrolidinyl]-7-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-7,9-dihydro-8H-purin-8-one or a salt thereof and at least one additional anticancer agent; wherein the at least one additional anticancer agent comprises a PI3K inhibitor, and wherein the PI3K inhibitor is CAL-101.
US Pat. No. 10,426,783

THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR OCULAR FUNDUS DISEASE

KOWA COMPANY, LTD., Nago...

1. A method of treating ocular fundus disease comprising:administering an effective amount of an agent comprising (S)-(?)-1-(4-fluoro-5-isoquinolinesulfonyl)-2-methyl-1,4-homopiperazine, a salt thereof, or a solvate thereof to a subject in need thereof,
wherein the ocular fundus disease is a diabetic macular edema or exudative age-related macular degeneration.
US Pat. No. 10,428,320

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AUTOLYSIN E, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE CRYSTAL AND ITS USE IN SCREENING METHODS

J. Stefan Institute, Lju...

1. A crystal comprising N-acetylglucosimindase autolysin E (AtlE) of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), or fragment thereof, wherein said crystal is characterized by (a) the space group symmetry P212121 and (b) the unit cell dimensions of a=46.6 ?±1-2 ?, b=69.9 ?±1-2 ?,and c=73.3 ?±1-2 ?, with ?=90°, ?=90°, and ?=90°, and wherein said fragment is an N-terminal truncation of AtlE lacking the N-terminal transmembrane region.
US Pat. No. 10,426,787

TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING PSORIASIS

Bausch Health US, LLC, B...

1. A method of treating psoriasis, the method comprising topically applying a pharmaceutical composition to an affected area of a body of a subject suffering from psoriasis; wherein the composition comprises:(a) halobetasol propionate at a concentration of 0.01 percent by weight of the composition;
(b) tazarotene at a concentration of 0.045 percent by weight of the composition; and
(c) an aqueous dermatologically acceptable carrier comprising carbomer copolymer type B, carbomer homopolymer type A, and a liquid oil comprising diethyl sebacate and light mineral oil;
wherein said applying is carried out one or more times per day for a period of time sufficient to treat such psoriasis and
wherein the composition comprising the halobetasol propionate and the tazarotene at said concentrations is capable of providing synergistic efficacy and synergistic reduction of at least an adverse event selected from the group consisting of itching, burning, and stinging in said treating.
US Pat. No. 10,428,327

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING HOMOLOGOUS RECOMBINATION

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method for performing homologous recombination, the method comprising:(a) generating a double-stranded break in a nucleic acid molecule present inside a cell to produce a cleaved nucleic acid molecule, and
(b) contacting the cleaved nucleic acid molecule generated in (a) with a partially double-stranded donor nucleic acid molecule,
wherein the cleaved nucleic acid molecule and the donor nucleic acid molecule each contain matched termini on at least one end,
wherein the matched termini on at least one end of the cleaved nucleic acid molecule and on at least one end the donor nucleic acid molecule is at least ten nucleotides in length,
wherein the matched terminus on at least one end of the cleaved nucleic acid molecule is double-stranded and the matched terminus on at least one end of the donor nucleic acid molecule comprises a 3? single-stranded overhang.
US Pat. No. 10,428,333

NON-NATURAL AMINO ACID REPLICATION-DEPENDENT MICROORGANISMS AND VACCINES

Ambrx Inc., La Jolla, CA...

1. A vaccine comprising an attenuated live bacterial or viral cell comprising a non-natural amino acid site-specifically incorporated into an essential gene product required for replication, wherein said cell is capable of replication in the presence of said non-natural amino acid, and has limited or no replication capability in the absence of said non-natural amino acid; and wherein the vaccine induces an immune response or reduces the risk of a bacterial or viral infection to said cell.
US Pat. No. 10,426,799

METHODS FOR PRODUCTION OF PLATELETS FROM PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF

Astellas Institute for Re...

1. A method for producing human megakaryocytes comprising:(a) culturing human pluripotent stem cells under an adherent condition in culture medium that comprises bone morphogenetic protein 4, basic fibroblast growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor to form human hemogenic endothelial cells;
(b) culturing the human hemogenic endothelial cells in culture medium that comprises two or more factors selected from thrombopoietin, interleukin-3, and interleukin-6 to form human megakaryocyte progenitors; and
(c) culturing the human megakaryocyte progenitors under a non-adherent culture condition in culture medium that comprises thrombopoietin and one or more factor(s) selected from stem cell factor, interleukin-6, interleukin-9, and a ROCK inhibitor to form human megakaryocytes.
US Pat. No. 10,426,804

PENTOSIDINE PRODUCTION INHIBITOR

Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult H...

1. A method for inhibiting pentosidine production in a human subject comprising contacting the human subject with a pentosidine production inhibitor composition that consists of a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a fraction of a supernatant, as an active ingredient, obtained from a fermentation product of a cultured medium containing a milk constituent with a lactic acid bacterium as an active ingredient, wherein the fraction has a molecular weight of not more than 20,000 Da,wherein a pentosidine production inhibition rate is 25% or higher when the concentration of the fraction is 0.05% by mass in terms of the dry solid content,
wherein the relative amount of pentosidine in a test sample prepared by combining a sample obtained from the human subject to a solution is determined by fluorescence and the pentosidine production inhibition rate (%) is given by [Math. 1]:
((Ec?Eb)?(Es?Eb))/(Ec?Eb)×100, wherein
Es is the fluorescence intensity of the test sample,
Ec is the fluorescence intensity of the control sample that does not contain pentosidine and contains the same solution as the test sample, and
Eb is the fluorescence intensity of a blank sample that does not include ribose, lysine and arginine.
US Pat. No. 10,426,805

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA CONTROLLING M CELLS

1. A method for producing lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus salivarius, having a filament form with a length in a range of 4 ?m to 10 ?m to control M cells, comprising:selecting Lactobacillus salivarius as a starting material; and
culturing the Lactobacillus salivarius in a lactose-free medium at a temperature in a range of 39° C. to 41° C.
US Pat. No. 10,426,817

TREATMENT OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AND OTHER EYE DISEASES WITH APOLIPOPROTEIN MIMETICS

MacRegen, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method of treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), comprising administering to a human subject afflicted with AMD a therapeutically effective amount of an apolipoprotein (apo) mimetic, wherein the apo mimetic is administered locally to, into, in or around the eye in a total dose from 1 mg±10% to 10 mg±10% over a period of 6 months.

US Pat. No. 10,433,288

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMITTING METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION RECEIVING METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving information on whether a simultaneous physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a primary cell group is allowed and information on whether the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission on a secondary cell group is allowed; and
transmitting at least a first UCI for the primary cell group only, a second UCI for the secondary cell group only, or a third UCI for both of the primary and secondary cell groups,
wherein the primary cell group includes a primary cell among a plurality of cells for the UE, and the secondary cell group includes one or more secondary cells not belonging to the primary cell group among the plurality of cells,
wherein the first UCI and the second UCI are transmitted through a first PUSCH configured on the primary cell group and a second PUSCH configured on the secondary cell group, respectively, when the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is allowed in at least one of the primary and secondary cell groups, and
wherein the third UCI is transmitted through only one of the first and second PUSCHs when the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is not allowed in any one of the primary and secondary cell groups.

US Pat. No. 10,433,272

DISTRIBUTED COORDINATION OF MESH NETWORK CONFIGURATION UPDATES

Googel LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A wireless mesh network device implemented as a leader device, the wireless mesh network device comprising:a wireless mesh network interface configured for communication in a wireless mesh network;
a memory and processor system to implement a dataset manager application that is configured to:
receive, using the wireless mesh network interface, a first pending commissioning dataset;
propagate the first pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause devices in the wireless mesh network to store the first pending commissioning dataset;
receive a second pending commissioning dataset from a node device in the wireless mesh network;
compare a first pending timestamp included in the first pending commissioning dataset to a second pending timestamp included in the second pending commissioning dataset;
based on the comparison, determine that the second pending timestamp is newer than the first pending timestamp; and
based on the determination, propagate the second pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause the devices in the wireless mesh network to reestablish secure communication across the wireless mesh network using the second pending commissioning dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,433,263

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING TRANSMISSION POWER

Mars Semiconductor Corp, ...

1. A wireless transmission system capable of automatically adjusting transmission power, comprising a main wireless apparatus and a plurality of secondary wireless apparatuses, wherein the main wireless apparatus has a plurality of first wireless modules for receiving data, and each secondary wireless apparatus has a second wireless module for transmitting data to be received by the corresponding first wireless module, characterized in that the main wireless apparatus further comprises a data rate analyzer and a master controller, wherein the data rate analyzer is configured to detect a data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of each group, and the master controller is configured to send an instruction to any one of the secondary wireless apparatuses according to the data rate of each group, and each secondary wireless apparatus comprises a slave controller configured to receive the instruction of the master controller of the main wireless apparatus and increase or decrease the transmission power of the second wireless module according to the instruction, so as to optimize the data rate, transmitting distance, or both between the main wireless apparatus and the plurality of secondary wireless apparatuses; andwherein the data rate analyzer sets a standard value of the data rate, and if the data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of any group is greater than the standard value, the master controller will drive the slave controller to decrease the transmission power of the second wireless module of the group until the data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of the group is equal to the standard value.

US Pat. No. 10,433,246

SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE TO CONSERVE POWER IN A MOBILE DEVICE BY TEMPORARILY DISPLAYING A SCANNING CODE FOR CONDUCTING A CLOUD-BASED TRANSACTION WITHOUT UNLOCKING A MOBILE DEVICE

AVANT-GRADE IP LLC, Lort...

1. A method to conserve power in a mobile device having a lock screen wallpaper, the method comprising:identifying the mobile device is at a business location;
temporarily replacing lock screen wallpaper in the mobile device to an image having a scanning code, the scanning code encoding payment information for conducting a cloud-based transaction at the business location;
activating a display of the mobile device and rendering the image having the scanning code as the lock screen wallpaper on the activated display of the mobile device which remains in the screen locked state; and
conserving power in the mobile device by providing the image having the scanning code as the lock screen wallpaper of the mobile device, without having to unlock the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,239

CROSS-LAYER OPTIMIZED ADAPTIVE HTTP STREAMING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor comprising logic circuitry which, when executed, defines:
an application function module to interact with an application on a remote device that utilizes dynamic policy and charging control to receive an adaptive multimedia stream;
a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) module coupled to the application function module, wherein the PCRF module implements policy and charging control decisions; and
a policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) module coupled to the PCRF module, wherein the PCEF module enforces policy decisions received from the PCRF;
wherein the remote device provides session information including a media presentation description (MPD) to the application function module to provide the multimedia stream to the remote device at a specified quality of service (QoS) via application function session signaling between the remote device and the application function module, wherein the application function session signaling includes a first mapping between multimedia specific application layer information contained in the MPD and the specified QoS for a radio access network used to deliver the adaptive multimedia stream, and a second mapping between multimedia specific application layer information contained in the MPD and the specified QoS for a core network used to deliver the adaptive multimedia stream, and wherein the adaptive multimedia stream is controlled by the remote device via the MPD; and
wherein the remote device includes a cross-layer adaptation manager to optimize a quality of experience of the multimedia stream received over a network via a hypertext transport protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,433,187

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING MULTIDIMENSIONAL CONSTELLATIONS

Huawei Technologies Canad...

1. A method for wireless transmission comprising:receiving, by a transmitter of a wireless system, a feedback signal from a receiver, the feedback signal dependent on channel statistic measurements measured by the receiver;
selecting, by the transmitter, an M-dimensional constellation from a group of possible M-dimensional constellations based on the wireless conditions affecting the wireless transmission as indicated by the feedback signal;
converting, by the transmitter, a data block to be transmitted into a set of P-dimensional symbols derived from the M-dimensional constellation, wherein M?3 and P encoding, by the transmitter, the set of P-dimensional symbols to form a Space Time Block Code (STBC) matrix; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, the STBC matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,433,186

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting signaling, the method comprising:selecting a first angle of rotation for modulating at least first partial signaling information carried in at least a first signaling symbol in a signaling field of a data packet, wherein the first angle is not equal to 0 degrees or 90 degrees, wherein selecting the first angle of rotation comprises selecting the first angle of rotation according to a frame format of the data packet;
selecting a second angle of rotation for modulating at least second partial signaling information carried in at least a second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, wherein the second angle is equal to 0 degrees;
modulating, using a binary phase shift keying (BPSK) manner of rotation by the first angle, the at least first partial signaling information carried in the at least first signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet and modulating, using the BPSK manner of rotation by the second angle, the at least second partial signaling information carried in the at least second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, to obtain modulated signaling information; and
sending, to a receive end, the data packet that carries.

US Pat. No. 10,433,143

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NOTIFYING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF ARMED INTRUDER SITUATIONS#

Guard911 LLC, Collinsvil...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more computer servers, the method comprising:receiving a notification from a first communication device, the notification indicating an armed intruder within a first stationary geofence, said notification made in response to input from a first user; and
determining whether said first communication device is within said first stationary geofence;
wherein the notification is ignored if the first communication device is determined to be outside the first stationary geofence; and
wherein the following additional steps are performed only if the first communication device is determined to be within the first stationary geofence:
automatically determining whether one or more of a second plurality of communication devices are within a second stationary geofence different than the first stationary geofence;
in response to the notification, automatically providing an emergency alert to one or more of the second plurality of communication devices the communication device(s) determined to be within the second stationary geofence;
receiving an acknowledgement from at least one of the second plurality of communications devices in response to input from a second user; and
automatically displaying information related to the notification on the device which sent the acknowledgement as soon as such information becomes available.

US Pat. No. 10,433,141

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN A MINE, A NODE, AND METHOD

Strata Products Worldwide...

1. A communication system in a mine comprising:a remote station;
a data network in the mine on which solely data is sent throughout the mine to the remote station;
a wireless network in the mine on which voice and data is sent bidirectionally throughout the mine to the remote station separate and independent from the data network to the remote station; and
a plurality of nodes distributed and apart from each other that form the data network and the wireless network, each node having a data portion which receives and sends data on the data network, a wireless portion which receives and sends voice signals on the wireless network, and a power supply portion in electrical communication with the data portion and the wireless portion which powers the data portion and the wireless portion, at least a first node of the plurality of nodes receiving power from another node of the plurality of nodes, the first node in electrical connection with the another node, the remote station monitoring the nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,433,137

BLUETOOTH WIFI GATEWAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN JBT SMART LIGHTI...

1. A Bluetooth WIFI gateway device comprising:a Bluetooth module;
a WIFI module electrically connected to the Bluetooth module;
a switch circuit electrically connected to the WIFI module;
a first voltage regulation circuit electrically connected to the Bluetooth module; and
a second voltage regulation circuit electrically connected to the WIFI module and the switch circuit,
wherein the Bluetooth module comprises:
a processing unit;
a Bluetooth chip comprising a Bluetooth voltage regulation interface, a processing unit interface, a Bluetooth asynchronous receive interface, and a Bluetooth asynchronous transmit interface, wherein the Bluetooth voltage regulation interface is electrically connected to the first voltage regulation circuit, the Bluetooth asynchronous receive interface and the Bluetooth asynchronous transmit interface are electrically connected to the WIFI module, and the processing unit interface is electrically connected to the processing unit, and
wherein the first voltage regulation circuit comprises:
a first voltage input interface for receiving a predetermined voltage;
a USB interface electrically connected to the first voltage input interface;
a first voltage regulator electrically connected to the USB interface and the first voltage input interface;
a first protection circuit electrically connected to the first voltage regulator; and
a first voltage output interface electrically connected to the first protection circuit and connected to the Bluetooth voltage regulation interface.

US Pat. No. 10,433,131

EMBEDDED UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD (EUICC) COMMAND PROCESSING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:at an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC):
receiving a script that includes:
a first remote profile management (RPM) command, and
a second RPM command;
scanning the script;
performing the first RPM command;
deferring, based on the scanning, a communication to a local profile assistant (LPA) that is external to the eUICC, the communication in response to the first RPM command;
performing the second RPM command;
sending a refresh command to the LPA subsequent to performing the second RPM command;
receiving, from the LPA responsive to the refresh command, a memory read command; and
sending, to the LPA responsive to the memory read command, profile status information for one or more electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) on the eUICC.

US Pat. No. 10,433,130

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first information processing apparatus, comprising:a display device; and
circuitry configured to:
receive, from a second information processing apparatus, a first request to communicate by a first communication method;
transmit first information to the second information processing apparatus, wherein the first information corresponds to a service provided by an application;
receive, from the second information processing apparatus, service registration data, based on the first information;
generate a first command based on the service registration data;
register the service in a memory based on execution of the first command by the first communication method;
receive, from the second information processing apparatus, a second request to switch from the first communication method to a second communication method,
wherein the second communication method is different from the first communication method;
receive a second command from the second information processing apparatus;
write, in the memory, a name of the registered service, wherein
the name is written in the memory based on execution of the second command, and
the memory includes a plurality of names of registered services;
identify, from the memory, the name of the registered service; and
control the display device to:
display the name of the registered service, wherein the name of the registered service is displayed based on the identification of the name of the registered service; and
display a portion of the plurality of names of the registered services in a layered manner.

US Pat. No. 10,433,121

METHOD FOR EQUIPMENT NETWORKING AND OUTPUTTING BY EQUIPMENT, AND EQUIPMENT

Beijing Xiaoniao Tingting...

1. A method for outputting by equipment, comprising:detecting, by equipment, first data characterizing a signal transmitted by wireless equipment when the wireless equipment approaches the equipment;
determining, by the equipment, whether a second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal; and
in response to determining that the second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal, generating, by the equipment, an output instruction, and outputting data according to the output instruction, detecting second data characterizing the signal transmitted by the wireless equipment, and determining whether a third pre-set condition is met by the second data characterizing the signal; and in response to determining that the third pre-set condition is not met by the second data characterizing the signal, generating an end instruction, and stopping outputting the data according to the end instruction, the signal indicates a frequency of the signal, wherein the determining that the second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal comprises: determining that the second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal in response to determining that a first frequency of the signal meets a pre-set frequency condition, wherein the determining that the third pre-set condition is not met by the second data determining that the third pre-set condition is not met by the second data characterizing the signal in response to determining that a second frequency of tire signal does not meet tire pre-set frequency condition.

US Pat. No. 10,433,117

TIME AND LOCATION-BASED OBJECT TRACKING AND PRESENCE CONFIRMATION

Brilliant Points, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:obtaining from a sensor coupled to a first object, by a processor, a first indicator of a first location of the first object at a first time period;
obtaining a second indicator of the first location of the first object at the first time period;
confirming the first location of the first object at the first time period by comparing the first indicator and the second indicator to create a first record;
storing the first record on a storage device;
obtaining, by the processor, a third indicator of a second location of the first object at a second time period;
storing a second record on the storage device, the second record comprising the third indicator of the second location;
linking the first record and the second record to create an unalterable third record of a route of the first object, the route of the first object including at least the first location and the second location;
encrypting the unalterable third record; and
sending the encrypted unalterable third record to a third party.

US Pat. No. 10,433,087

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING VIBRATION NOISE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for reducing vibration noise by an electronic device, comprising:obtaining an audio signal, wherein the audio signal comprises vibration noise;
obtaining vibration data from one or more motion sensor signals, wherein a 6-axis motion sensor that produces the one or more motion sensor signals is alignment independent from a microphone that produces the audio signal;
processing the vibration data to produce microphone-response matched vibration data based on a transfer function, wherein processing the vibration data comprises adding vibration levels from a plurality of axes to produce a total microphone vibration response; and
reducing the vibration noise based on the microphone-response matched vibration data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,083

AUDIO PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROVIDING INFORMATION

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. An audio processing device communicable with a communication device via sound waves, the audio processing device comprising:a microphone that captures first audio sound, output by a first sound emitter, as sound waves, that includes:
a first audio component of sound of guidance voice; and
a second audio component of notification sound associated with the guidance voice,
wherein the microphone outputs a first audio signal representing the captured first audio sound;
an information extractor configured to extract the second audio component, in a first frequency band, from the first audio signal;
an audio signal processor configured to generate a second audio signal representing the second audio component extracted by the information extractor, in a second frequency band, an upper limit of the second frequency band being higher than an upper limit of the first frequency band; and
a second sound emitter configured to output second audio sound, as sound waves, representing the second audio signal, while the first sound emitter is outputting, as sound waves, the first audio sound representing the first audio component, to communicate with the communication device, without disrupting recipient's ability to hear the first audio sound representing the first audio component output by the first sound emitter, as sound waves.

US Pat. No. 10,433,066

MICRO PLANAR SPEAKER

Hong Xue, Suining, Sichu...

1. A micro planar speaker, comprising:a planar diaphragm with an upper side surface and an opposite lower side surface;
an upper spacer and a lower spacer respectively disposed at the upper side surface and the lower side surface of the planar diaphragm, and each defining a cavity so as to form a magnetic gap at the corresponding side surface of the planar diaphragm;
an upper plate and a lower plate respectively disposed on top of the upper spacer and below the lower spacer;
one or more magnets; and
a circuit board;
wherein the planar diaphragm comprises a vibrating diaphragm and one or more coil conductors; one coil conductor is stretched and bonded onto the vibrating diaphragm via an adhesive layer on one side surface of the planar diaphragm; opposite ends of the coil conductor respectively form a positive electrode and a negative electrode to electrically connect with the circuit boards;
the circuit board defines through perforations communicated with the cavity in the upper spacer to allow air and sound waves to pass through; the circuit board, upper plate, magnet support, upper spacer, planar diaphragm, lower spacer, and lower plate are fastened together successively.

US Pat. No. 10,433,049

SOUND REPRODUCING DEVICE

PIONEER CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A sound-reproducing device comprising:an arithmetic device calculating an input signal; and
an amplifying device amplifying the calculated signal and outputting the signal to a speaker unit,
wherein the arithmetic device superimposes a reverse characteristic of an output sound pressure frequency characteristic of the speaker unit in a vehicle interior on the input signal, and
the arithmetic device adds correction information based on the output sound pressure frequency characteristic of the speaker unit in the vehicle interior to the reverse characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,433,048

MICRO SPEAKER HAVING A HERMETICALLY SEALED ACOUSTIC CHAMBER WITH INCREASED VOLUME

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A speaker comprising:a speaker enclosure having an enclosure wall separating a surrounding environment from an encased space, wherein the enclosure wall defines, in part, an acoustic channel that acoustically couples the encased space to the surrounding environment, and the enclosure wall comprises a chemically etched insert molded metal portion that is mechanically interlocked and hermetically sealed to a plastic portion, the chemically etched insert molded metal portion having an interlocking end comprising a planar side that is planar to the metal portion and an out-of-plane side that is outside of the plane of the metal portion and at a right angle to the planar side, and the planar side and the out-of-plane side are entirely embedded within the plastic portion; and
a speaker assembly positioned within the encased space, the speaker assembly having a sound radiating surface facing the chemically etched insert molded metal portion of the enclosure wall, a voice coil extending from the sound radiating surface, a magnet assembly having a magnetic gap aligned with the voice coil, and an acoustic chamber formed, in part, by the chemically etched insert molded metal portion of the enclosure wall and the sound radiating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,433,038

LOUDSPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK, INC., Weifang, ...

1. A loudspeaker module, comprising a loudspeaker unit and a module housing accommodating the loudspeaker unit, and the loudspeaker unit comprises a magnetic circuit assembly and a vibration assembly, whereinthe module housing comprises a polycarbonate plastic material layer and an elastomeric material layer, the elastomeric material layer having a compression amount;
the polycarbonate plastic material layer forms an inner layer of the module housing;
at least a part of the elastomeric material layer combines with the outside of the polycarbonate plastic material layer, and forms an outer layer of the module housing;
the polycarbonate plastic material layer and the elastomeric material layer are formed by double-shot injection molding, wherein the polycarbonate plastic material layer is formed by first shot injection molding, the elastomeric material layer is formed by second shot injection molding, and the elastomeric material layer and the polycarbonate plastic material layer are combined into an integral structure;
the module housing comprises an upper module housing and a lower module housing that combines with the upper module housing; and
both the upper module housing and the lower module housing are composite structures that are formed by the polycarbonate plastic material layer and the elastomeric material layer by double-shot injection molding.

US Pat. No. 10,433,028

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRACKING TEMPORAL VARIATION OF VIDEO CONTENT CONTEXT USING DYNAMICALLY GENERATED METADATA

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An apparatus for tracking temporal variation of a video content context, the apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
generate static metadata based on internal data held during an initial publication of video content,
tag the generated static metadata to the video content,
collect external data related to the video content generated after the video content is published,
generate dynamic metadata related to the video content based on the collected external data,
tag the generated dynamic metadata to the video content,
regenerate the dynamic metadata with an elapse of time,
tag the regenerated dynamic metadata to the video content,
track a temporal change in context of the regenerated dynamic metadata from the generated dynamic metadata, and
generate and provide a trend analysis report of a context of the video based on the tracked temporal change in the context of the regenerated dynamic metadata,
wherein the processor comprises:
a first metadata generator/tagger configured to generate the static metadata based on the internal data held during the initial publication of the video content, and tag the generated static metadata to the video content,
an external data collector configured to collect the external data related to the video content generated after the video content is published,
a second metadata generator/tagger configured to generate dynamic metadata related to the video content based on the collected external data, and tag the generated dynamic metadata to the video content, and
a dynamic metadata-based video context temporal variation tracker/analyzer configured to regenerate the dynamic metadata with the elapse of time, tag the regenerated dynamic metadata to the video content, track the temporal change in context of the regenerated dynamic metadata from the generated dynamic metadata, and generate and provide the trend analysis report of the context of the video based on the tracked temporal change in the context of the regenerated dynamic metadata,
wherein the second metadata generator/tagger is further configured to expand and update topics and keywords of the static metadata using the collected external data and publication time information of the collected external data, and tag other metadata, along with publication time information of the other metadata, to the video content.

US Pat. No. 10,433,025

VIRTUAL REALITY RESOURCE SCHEDULING OF PROCESS IN A CLOUD-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY PROCESSING SYSTEM

1. A method comprising:receiving a request for a render project that includes information specifying three-dimensional video data to be used to create a render, the information including a segment, a storage location of the segment, a storage location of initial video data, two or more cameras used to record the initial video data, a geometry of each of the two or more cameras used to record the initial video data, a format of the render, a geometry of the render, a time frame of the initial video data, a project identifier, and a priority of the render;
determining a plurality of jobs required to create the render from the three-dimensional video data;
determining an availability of a plurality of nodes across a network;
creating a render map that specifies a processing sequence of the plurality of jobs across the plurality of nodes to create the render, the render map being created based on at least the availability of the plurality of nodes; and
processing the plurality of jobs at the plurality of nodes to create three-dimensional content.

US Pat. No. 10,433,017

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED HTML5 SEARCHING AND CONTENT DELIVERY

Cable Television Laborato...

1. A method for authenticating and authorizing at least one user agent to access content selected through an MVPD HTML5 application of a multichannel video programming distributor, the method comprising the steps of:verifying that the MVPD HTML5 application is accessing the selected content on behalf of a registered subscriber of the multichannel video programming distributor;
deep linking to the MVPD HTML5 application by selecting a unique URL within a user interface of an electronic device in which the MVPD HTML5 application is stored;
authorizing the registered subscriber based on the particular entitlements of the registered subscriber with the multichannel video programming distributor;
executing a first lightweight license between the at least one user agent and the multichannel video programming distributor;
validating the licensor as a legitimate business entity;
downloading a certificate attesting that the first lightweight license has been executed, the certificate including at least a public key and a private key pair; and
installing the private key from the public key and private key pair on the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,015

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON SHORT-MEDIA VIEWING PROFILE AND LONG-MEDIA VIEWING PROFILE

ROVI GUIDES, INC., San J...

1. A method for providing recommendations to a user, the method comprising:tracking behavior of the user while the user is engaged in watching short-length media content;
generating a short-media viewing profile based on the user's behavior tracked when the user was engaged in watching short-length media content, the short-media viewing profile comprising a plurality of recommendation metadata;
tracking behavior of the user while the user is engaged in watching long-length media content;
generating a long-media viewing profile based on the user's behavior tracked when the user was engaged in watching long-length media content, the long-media viewing profile comprising a plurality of recommendation metadata;
providing media content to a user device;
comparing the length of the media content to a length threshold;
in response to the determining that the length of the media content exceeds the length threshold:
activating the long-media viewing profile;
selecting a recommendation item, wherein the metadata of the recommendation item matches at least one recommendation metadata of the long-media viewing profile; and
providing the recommendation item to the user device; and
in response to the determining that the length of the media content does not exceed the length threshold:
activating the short-media viewing profile;
selecting a recommendation item, wherein the metadata of the recommendation item matches at least one recommendation metadata of the short-media viewing profile; and
providing the recommendation item to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,007

METHOD OF ADAPTING A BIT RATE FOR A MOBILE DEVICE

MIMIK TECHNOLOGY INC., V...

1. A method of adapting a content transmission bit rate for a user device having Global Positioning System (GPS), the method comprising:providing a client application on the user device to obtain GPS coordinates and differential coordinates of the user device;
transmitting the GPS coordinates and the differential coordinates to a serving node to which the user device is registered, the serving node associated with a user of the user device, the serving node located at a premises of the user;
calculating, by the serving node, a speed of the user device based on the GPS coordinates and the differential coordinates;
using, by the serving node, the speed of the user device to calculate a probable content transmission error rate and a probable packet loss rate;
determining, by the serving node, a closest server to the user device based on the GPS coordinates;
adjusting, by the serving node, the content transmission bit rate for content to be transmitted to the user device based on:
the calculated probable content transmission error rate, the calculated probable packet loss rate, and the determination of the closest server; and
a condition of the user device, wherein the condition of the user device includes supported content formats by the user device and transport layer protocol used by the user device;
adjusting dynamically, by the serving node, an expected packet arrival rate for the content to be transmitted to the user device, wherein the expected packet arrival rate is determined from an actual packet arrival rate measured over a time period; and
causing, by the serving node, the closest server to transmit the content to the user device, based on the adjusted content transmission bit rate and the adjusted expected packet arrival rate.

US Pat. No. 10,432,986

RECALL AND TRIGGERING SYSTEM FOR CONTROL OF ON-AIR CONTENT AT REMOTE LOCATIONS

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. An affiliated station for communication with a television network, the affiliated station comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
receive a video from the television network, the video including a command inserted into the video using a data identifier (DID) and a secondary data identifier (SDID) and carried in an ancillary data area of the video;
store the video and the inserted command in the memory, the memory also storing a command detection module and a local content element insertion module;
after storing the video and the inserted command in the memory, detect, using the command detection module also stored in the memory, the inserted command by searching through the ancillary data area of the video stored in the memory;
load a database based on the inserted command detected by searching through the video;
identify a first content element, a second content element, and a third content element having a layering order in the video using image recognition performed by the command detection module and the local content element insertion module based on the inserted command detected by searching through the video;
retrieve data from the database based on the inserted command detected by searching through the video;
modify the video using the data based on the inserted command by changing the layering order of the first content element, the second content element, and the third content element to generate a modified video; and
transmit the modified video to a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,981

PROCESSING OF MULTIPLE MEDIA STREAMS

Sling Media L.L.C., Fost...

1. A system comprising a media studio including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor such that the processor is programmed to:receive one or more media input items, each from one of one or more media devices recording the media input items;
receive measurements, each for one of a plurality of quality parameters measuring picture quality for each of the media input items;
determine whether each measurement is within a range of acceptable measurements for the respective quality parameter;
transmit a warning to the media devices currently recording media input items that had at least one measurement outside the range of acceptable measurements for the respective quality parameter;
generate an aggregated media item that includes one or more of the media input items, the aggregated media item combining the one or more media input items for a common display;
for each media input item in a subset of the media input items that have each measurement within the respective range of acceptable measurements, generate a value based on the measurements for that media input item, wherein the aggregated media item includes the values corresponding respectively to the media input items; and
generate a media output item based at least in part on the subset, and further based at least in part on the measurements of the subset of media input items.

US Pat. No. 10,432,977

SIGNAL RESHAPING FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE SIGNALS

Dobly Laboratories Licens...

1. A method to improve backward compatible decoding, the method comprising:accessing with a processor an image database;
computing first hue values in a first color space of the images in the image database;
computing second hue values in a second color space of the images in the database;
computing a hue rotation angle by minimizing a hue cost function, wherein the hue cost function is based on a difference measure of the first hue values and rotated second hue values;
generating based on the hue rotation angle a color-rotation matrix for color-rotating input images prior to encoding;
computing first saturation values of the images in the database in the first color space;
transforming the images in the database into the second color space to generate transformed images;
applying the color-rotation matrix to the transformed images to generate color-rotated images;
computing second saturation values of the color-rotated images;
computing a saturation scaler based on minimizing a saturation cost function, wherein the saturation cost function is based on a difference measure between the first saturation values and scaled second hue values; and
generating a scaling vector based on the saturation scaler.

US Pat. No. 10,432,975

METHOD FOR ENCODING/DECODING IMAGE AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for decoding an image, the method comprising:parsing a weight value (w) of a loop filter from a bit stream output from an encoder;
applying the loop filter to an image obtained using a predicted signal and a residual signal; and
generating one or more of a reconstructed image and a reference image by performing weighted sum of an image before the loop filter is applied and an image after the loop filter is applied, on the basis of the w,
wherein the reconstructed image is generated by adding an image before 1-w-applied loop filter is applied and an image after w-applied loop filter is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,432,973

CONSTRAINTS AND UNIT TYPES TO SIMPLIFY VIDEO RANDOM ACCESS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, comprising:encoding a broken link access (BLA) picture;
encoding one or more leading pictures associated with the BLA picture; and
generating a bitstream that comprises the encoded BLA picture and the one or more encoded leading pictures, wherein the generating the bitstream further comprises generating in the bitstream explicit indications for each of the one or more encoded leading pictures indicating whether a respective leading picture is decodable or not decodable when pictures from before the BLA picture in decoding order are unavailable to a decoder.

US Pat. No. 10,432,968

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING INTRA-PREDICTION USING ADAPTIVE FILTER

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A video decoding method, comprising:determining whether to apply a first filter to a reference pixel value of a current block based on at least one of an intra prediction mode of the current block and a size of the current block;
deriving a prediction value of the current block using the reference pixel value; and
determining whether to apply a second filter for the prediction value of the current block based on at least one of the intra prediction mode of the current block and the size of the current block, for thereby producing a filtered prediction value,
wherein the intra prediction mode of the current block is determined based on a Most Probable Mode (MPM),
wherein when the intra prediction mode of the current block is a DC mode, the filtered prediction value is generated by applying a 3-tap filter for an upper-leftmost pixel of the current block among prediction pixels of the current block and applying a 2-tap filter for remaining uppermost pixels and leftmost pixels except the upper-leftmost pixel among prediction pixels of the current block, and
wherein the 3-tap filter includes first and second filter coefficients corresponding to the reference pixel value and a third filter coefficient corresponding to the prediction value, wherein the third filter coefficient is 2 times larger than the first filter coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,432,967

MULTIPLEX METHOD AND ASSOCIATED FUNCTIONAL DATA STRUCTURE FOR COMBINING DIGITAL VIDEO SIGNALS

1. A method for coding a set of at least two compressed digital images received from at least two video participants of a video conference in a multipoint control unit, wherein the compressed digital images are chronologically synchronous images of different chronological image sequences in different data sets of the at least two video participants and are divided into macroblocks of pixels coded with color value statements, including intraprediction macroblocks; wherein the coding occurs in an area which is divided into first areas, each of which is occupied by the said macroblocks of one of the compressed digital images, and a second area by which the first areas are spaced in parallel from each other, wherein the second area is occupied by pixels with a color value default for the intraprediction, to avoid decompression errors during intrapredictions, wherein all the pixels of the second area have this color value default and the second area in each case spaces apart two of the first areas in parallel by a distance corresponding to at least one of the quadratic macroblocks; the method comprising:compressing each of the images into at least a first data stream portion which comprises at least one portion of the macroblocks, said portion being reduced by at least physical redundancies for transmission of the compressed images to video conference participants as a compilation of the different chronologically synchronous images received from the at least two video participants, and a second data stream portion assigned to the first data stream portion, said second data stream portion describing the reduced physical redundancies,
wherein for each of the intraprediction macroblocks, the first data stream portion is reduced by color value statements with correlations to color values from at least one line of pixels which are arranged outside and on an edge of the intraprediction macroblock and for which the color value default is used in the case of pixels outside the compressed image, and the second data stream portion comprises intrapredictors to describe the correlations to the color values; and
wherein the color value default is a pre-selected color value that separates the first areas from the second area so that all pixels in the second area have a same color value for separation of the different digital images received from the at least two video participants that are compressed into the first data stream portion during the compressing of each of the images so that the first data stream portion is decompressible and decodable for displaying the at least two digital images of the compilation of the different chronologically synchronous images.

US Pat. No. 10,432,964

SIGNALING OF STATE INFORMATION FOR A DECODED PICTURE BUFFER AND REFERENCE PICTURE LISTS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing system comprising a processor and memory, wherein the computing system implements a video decoder, and wherein the computing system is configured to perform operations comprising:receiving at least part of a bitstream;
parsing syntax elements from the bitstream, wherein the syntax elements represent long-term reference picture (“LTRP”) status information for a current picture among pictures of a sequence, wherein the LTRP status information for the current picture identifies which pictures, if any, are available for use as LTRPs for the current picture, the syntax elements including identifying information for a given LTRP in the LTRP status information for the current picture, and wherein the identifying information for the given LTRP is a value of picture order count least significant bits (“POC LSBs”), modulo a most significant bit wrapping point, for the given LTRP for the current picture; and
using the LTRP status information during decoding, wherein the value of the POC LSBs for the given LTRP, modulo the most significant bit wrapping point, is used to at least in part indicate a difference between POC values of the current picture and the given LTRP.

US Pat. No. 10,432,960

OFFSET TEMPORAL MOTION VECTOR PREDICTOR (TMVP)

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of temporal motion vector prediction for inter block coding in High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) that relies on a block based translational model, the method comprising:designating a current prediction block as an area for motion compensation using HEVC where all the pixels inside the current prediction block perform identical translation temporally using either one or more motion vectors MVs;
deriving a coordinate offset for the current prediction block from the MVs of its spatially neighboring blocks;
defining an offset of a temporal motion vector predictor (TMVP) for the current prediction block as the MV of an offset block which is in the geometrical location of the current prediction block coordinate plus the coordinate offset in a specified temporal reference picture; and
using the offset TMVP to code MVs,
wherein the motion vectors of neighboring prediction blocks to the current prediction block are used to calculate the offset for the TMVP,
wherein the neighboring prediction blocks located in a first three positions in a merge candidate list for the current prediction block are used in calculating the offset for the TMVP, wherein the three neighboring prediction blocks comprise a left (L), an above (A), and an above-left (AL),
wherein with the three neighboring prediction blocks, the offset for the TMVP for the current prediction block is derived as median of motion vectors of these neighbors, as follows:
dx=median (Lx, ALx, Ax)
dy=median (Ly, ALy, Ay)
wherein Lx, ALx, Ax are the x component of motion vectors of Left neighbor, Above-left neighbor, and Above neighbor, respectively, and
wherein Ly, ALy, Ay are the y component of Left neighbor, Above-left neighbor, and Above neighbor, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,432,958

TILING IN VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for decoding a video bitstream by a decoding apparatus, the method comprising:accessing a video picture in the bitstream that includes multiple pictures combined into a single picture, wherein the multiple pictures include a first picture from a first view, and a second picture from a second view;
accessing information in the bitstream indicating how the multiple pictures in the accessed video picture are combined, wherein the information indicates whether at least one of the pictures is individually flipped; and
decoding the video picture into decoded versions of the first picture and the second picture based on the accessed flipping information extracted from the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,432,957

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMITTING METHOD, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND RECEIVING METHOD

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A transmission device comprising:circuitry configured to
generate a container in a format including identifying information and a video stream separately provided in the container, the video stream including encoded image data;
insert, into the video stream, auxiliary information for downscaling a spatial and/or temporal resolution of the image data;
set the identifying information included in the container to indicate that the video stream includes the auxiliary information for a decoder that does not support the spatial and/or temporal resolution of the image data, and
transmit the container, wherein
downscaling processing of the spatial and/or temporal resolution of the image data is applied, by a reception device which receives the container having the video stream and the identifying information and extracts the auxiliary information inserted into the video stream, to the image data according to the extracted auxiliary information for downscaling the spatial and/or temporal resolution of the image data to generate display image data having a desired resolution.

US Pat. No. 10,432,956

IMAGE CODING DEVICE, IMAGE DECODING DEVICE, IMAGE CODING METHOD, AND IMAGE DECODING METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An image decoding device comprising:a variable length decoder for performing a variable-length-decoding process on a coded data multiplexed into a bitstream to obtain a coding mode for each of coding blocks; and
a prediction image generator that carries out a prediction process corresponding to said coding mode to generate a prediction image, said prediction image generator carrying out an intra prediction process for a current partition which is predicted by intra mode;
wherein said variable length decoder obtains from said bitstream an intra merge flag indicating whether or not an intra prediction parameter of said current partition is identical to that of an adjacent partition located above or to the left of said current partition,
wherein when there are two or more partitions adjacent to top or left of said current partition, a first partition in a direction away from a top left of said current partition is selected as said adjacent partition,
wherein when said intra merge flag indicates that said intra prediction parameter of said current partition is identical to that of said adjacent partition, said variable length decoder obtains from said bitstream an intra merge direction specifying, out of said adjacent partitions located above and to the left of said current partition, the adjacent partition whose intra prediction parameter is identical to that of said current partition, and
when said intra prediction parameter of said current partition is not identical to that of said adjacent partition, said variable length decoder obtains from said bitstream said intra prediction parameter for said current partition.

US Pat. No. 10,432,952

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FIXED-POINT APPROXIMATIONS IN DISPLAY STREAM COMPRESSION (DSC)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for coding video data, comprising:a memory for storing the video data, the memory including a buffer; and
a hardware processor operationally coupled to the memory and configured to:
determine and store a scaling parameter based upon a total number of pixels within a slice of video data;
determine and store a data structure associating a plurality of input values with their reciprocal values;
receive the video data to be coded, the video data comprising at least one slice divided into a plurality of blocks;
determine a threshold value based upon the stored scaling parameter;
for a block of the slice to be coded, in response to a determination that a number of remaining pixels in the slice is less than the threshold value, update the scaling parameter and determine an updated threshold value based upon the scaling factor; and
perform one or more fixed-point approximation operations to determine a target rate for the block, based upon a reciprocal value associated with the number of remaining pixels scaled based upon the scaling factor, wherein the reciprocal value is determined using the stored data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,432,941

SIGNALING COLOR VALUES FOR 3D LOOKUP TABLE FOR COLOR GAMUT SCALABILITY IN MULTI-LAYER VIDEO CODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of decoding video data, the method comprising:determining a number of octants for each of three color components of a three-dimensional (3D) lookup table for color gamut scalability;
for each of the octants for each of the color components, decoding color mapping coefficients for a linear color mapping function of color values in the 3D lookup table used to convert color data in a first color gamut for a lower layer of the video data to a second color gamut for a higher layer of the video data, wherein decoding the color mapping coefficients comprises, for a first one of the octants for each of the color components, decoding at least one coefficient of the color mapping coefficients based on a predicted value of the at least one coefficient of the color mapping coefficients, and wherein the at least one coefficient of the color mapping coefficients comprises a key coefficient that defines a weighting factor for the linear color mapping function between a same color component of the lower layer of the video data and the higher layer of the video data;
generating the 3D lookup table based on the number of octants for each of the color components and color values associated with the color mapping coefficients for each of the octants;
decoding residual data of video blocks of the video data; and
reconstructing the video blocks of the video data based on the decoded residual data and at least one reference picture generated using the 3D lookup table.

US Pat. No. 10,432,938

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR VIDEO CODING AND DECODING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A video coding method comprising:dividing a picture to be encoded into several slices, each containing continuous blocks;
grouping the slices contained in the picture into one or more slice sets, each containing one or more of the slices; and
encoding slices in the slice sets according to slice and slice set division information to get a coded bit stream of the picture, wherein the information includes whether one or more slice set syntax elements are present in a current slice;
wherein when none of the slice set syntax elements is present in the current slice, using syntax set syntax elements for encoding the current slice that are
a) the same as any slice set syntax elements of a slice containing one or more slice set syntax elements that occurs before the current slice in a current slice set, or
b) the same as any slice set syntax elements of a first slice in the current slice set.

US Pat. No. 10,432,937

ADAPTIVE PRECISION AND QUANTIFICATION OF A WAVELET TRANSFORMED MATRIX

Jean-Claude Colin, Versa...

1. A method for compressing a digital image, comprising:a step for reducing an entropy of a component of said image, represented in a form of an original matrix (X), wherein:
said original matrix is transformed into a transformed matrix (T) using a wavelet transformation;
a respective quantisation coefficient corresponds to each detail matrix for each of plural detail matrices;
said wavelet transformation is calculated in fixed decimal point using a first number (D) of digits, wherein D?1, after the decimal point, for each wavelet level for which at least one of the quantisation coefficients corresponding to each of the detail matrices is strictly greater than 1, and
at the end of the processing of a wavelet level in fixed-decimal point numbers, values of an approximation matrix are transformed into integer numbers when each of the quantisation coefficients of each of the detail matrices of a subsequent wavelet level is equal to 1, and are kept in fixed-decimal point numbers in the contrary case.

US Pat. No. 10,432,933

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An encoder for encoding an image signal comprising: processing circuitry configured toset, as a block setting process and in case that a condition that an operating mode requires resource efficiency higher than that of a normal mode, a depth of block division with more limited variety of pixel sizes of coding units than that of the normal mode;
perform cost calculation and divisional determination only with respect to coding units within the set depth; and
skip cost calculation and divisional determination with respect to coding units outside the set depth.

US Pat. No. 10,432,915

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS

The Sanborn Map Company, ...

1. A system for determining a location of a point on a structure comprising:a first imaging platform, comprising:
a first focal plane having a first sensor capable of detecting:
a first photon reflected off a first point on a structure, along a first path towards the first imaging platform, and onto the first sensor; and
a second photon reflected off the first point, along a second path towards the imaging platform, and onto the first sensor; and
an image processor configured to:
sense the first photon on the first sensor and capture a first image of the first point on the structure when the first imaging platform is at a first vantage point, the first image having a first array of one or more pixels; and
sense the second photon on the first sensor and capture a second image of the first point on the structure when the first imaging platform is at a second vantage point, the second image having a second array of one or more pixels; and
a computing system, comprising a processor
configured to determine a position of the first point on the structure by performing computer software operations comprising:
selecting a first reference system;
identifying a subset of the first array of one or more pixels from the first image as corresponding to the first point;
determining a first vector defining the first path;
determining a second vector defining the second path; and
determining the position of the first point on the structure relative to the first reference system based on the first vector and the second vector.

US Pat. No. 10,432,911

METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF CONTAMINATION UPON A LENS OF A STEREOSCOPIC CAMERA

1. A method for identifying contamination upon a lens of a stereoscopic camera, wherein said stereoscopic camerais arranged such that a capturing area of said stereoscopic camera is predefined such that images from said stereoscopic camera have the same capturing area over time,
is provided with a first camera adapted to cover said capturing area by providing first images of said capturing area, and
is provided with a second camera adapted to cover said capturing area by providing second images of said capturing area, wherein
said first images are divided into at least one evaluation area and said second images are divided into at least one evaluation area, wherein the respective evaluation area of said first and said second images are correspondently located in respective image, wherein said method comprises the steps of:
forming historical image data for said evaluation areas, wherein said historical image data comprises an image parameter representing the respective evaluation area from a predetermined number of previously captured first and second images,
comparing said historical image data for the evaluation area of said first image with historical image data for the evaluation area of said second image, and
indicating that at least one lens of said stereoscopic camera is contaminated, if a deviation larger than a threshold value between the compared historical image data is identified.

US Pat. No. 10,432,904

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND OPERATIONAL METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image processing device, comprising:an image sensor module including a lens and an image sensor;
an actuator; and
a processor configured to:
obtain, using the image sensor module, a first image having first color information, the first image corresponding to an external object;
move at least one of the lens and the image sensor based on a designated pixel unit;
obtain, using the image sensor module with the moved at least one of the lens and the image sensor, a second image having second color information, the second image corresponding to the external object;
generate a third image having third color information based on the first color information and the second color information, the third image corresponding to the external object,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
obtain brightness information using the image sensor; and
obtain the second image based on the sensed brightness information.

US Pat. No. 10,432,901

CONTENT PROJECTION CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTENT PROJECTION CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM

Rakuten, Inc., Tokyo (JP...

1. A content projection control apparatus comprising:a central processing unit; and
a memory storing a program which causes the central processing unit to:
obtain content data indicating content including a plurality of objects, each object including one or more images or a plurality of characters;
obtain projection area data indicating a projection area;
determine a projection unsuitable area, which is not suitable for projection in the projection area, and a projection suitable area, which is suitable for projection in the projection area, based on the projection area data;
generate a plurality of arrangement units from the content indicated by the content data, each arrangement unit including one object or a plurality of adjacent objects;
determine a reference reduction ratio based on a size of the projection area and a size of the projection suitable area; and
reduce a projection size of each arrangement unit by applying a specific reduction ratio determined based on the reference reduction ratio to each arrangement unit, and changing a layout of the arrangement units by determining a projection position of each arrangement unit based on a position of the projection unsuitable area.

US Pat. No. 10,432,888

AUGMENTED REALITY DEVICE FOR LEVERAGING HIGH-ACCURACY GNSS DATA

Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for displaying images using an augmented reality (AR) device, the method comprising:receiving, from a global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) receiver, GNSS position data based on wireless signals received from a GNSS satellite;
determining, based on the GNSS position data, a first GNSS point within a geospatial frame at a first GNSS time within a first time range and a second GNSS point within the geospatial frame at a second GNSS time within a second time range, the first GNSS point and the second GNSS point forming a GNSS vector;
determining, based on camera position and orientation (POS) data generated by one or more cameras, a first AR point within an AR frame at a first AR time within the first time range and a second AR point within the AR frame at a second AR time within the second time range, the first AR point and the second AR point forming an AR vector;
shifting one of the geospatial frame and the AR frame such that the second GNSS point is aligned with the second AR point;
calculating an angle formed by the GNSS vector and the AR vector; and
rotating one of the geospatial frame and the AR frame to the other of the geospatial frame and the AR frame by the angle.

US Pat. No. 10,432,884

IMAGING ELEMENT, IMAGING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device, comprising:a plurality of pixels including a first pixel and a second pixel;
a first signal line coupled to the first pixel;
a second signal line coupled to the second pixel;
a comparator coupled to the first and the second signal lines, the comparator including;
a first differential pair unit including;
a first differential transistor coupled to the first signal line;
a second differential transistor coupled to a reference signal generation circuit;
a first select transistor coupled to the first differential transistor; and
a second select transistor coupled to the second differential transistor; and
a second differential pair unit including;
a third differential transistor coupled to the second signal line;
a fourth differential transistor coupled to the reference signal generation circuit;
a third select transistor coupled to the third differential transistor; and
a fourth select transistor coupled to the fourth differential transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,432,875

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE SENSOR

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
integrate a plurality of pixel values of a first exposure image for each row of a plurality of rows of the first exposure image;
calculate a first row integration value for each row of the plurality of rows of the first exposure image based on the integration of the plurality of pixel values of the first exposure image, wherein the first exposure image is captured for a first exposure time by rolling shutter;
integrate a plurality of pixel values of a second exposure image for each row of a plurality of rows of the second exposure image, wherein the second exposure image is captured for a second exposure time by the rolling shutter;
calculate a second row integration value for each row of the plurality of rows of the second exposure image based on the integration of the plurality of pixel values of the second exposure image, wherein
the second exposure image includes a subject and an angle of view common to the first exposure image, and
the second exposure time includes a time period that overlaps with the first exposure time;
calculate a row integration ratio based on a division of the first row integration value by the second row integration value, wherein the row integration ratio is calculated for each row of the plurality of rows of the first exposure image, and for each row of the plurality of rows of the second exposure image;
generate a reference value for each row of the plurality of rows of the first exposure image and for each row of the plurality of rows of the second exposure image;
multiply the row integration ratio by the reference value for each row of the plurality of rows of the first exposure image, and for each row of the plurality of rows of the second exposure image;
integrate a plurality of multiplication results of the multiplication corresponding to the plurality of rows of the first exposure image and the plurality of rows of the second exposure image;
calculate a sum of the plurality of multiplication results based on the integration of the plurality of multiplication results;
estimate a flicker parameter of a flicker in the first exposure image based on the sum; and
correct the flicker in the first exposure image based on the estimated flicker parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,432,874

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FAST VIDEO CAPTURE AND SENSOR ADJUSTMENT

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an input mechanism of a wearable camera device, a user input to initiate capture of first video data;
capturing a first plurality of frames using camera settings based on a set of auto bracketing settings in response to the user input, each frame of the first plurality of frames having associated camera settings which are different for each frame of the first plurality of frames, wherein the associated camera settings are determined from the set of auto bracketing settings;
processing, in response to the user input, a set of sensor data to determine a set of camera setting values for an environment of the wearable camera device;
selecting the camera settings for the wearable camera device using the set of camera setting values after the first plurality of frames are captured; and
capturing a second plurality of frames with the camera settings selected using the set of camera setting values;wherein the set of sensor data comprises the first plurality of frames; andwherein the set of camera setting values comprises:
a number of blacked out pixels for each frame of the first plurality of frames;
a number of low-luminosity pixels for each frame of the first plurality of frames, each low-luminosity pixel having a luminosity value lower than a predefined threshold;
an average luminosity value for pixels in each frame of the first plurality of frames; and
a median luminosity of pixels and macro-pixels in each frame of the first plurality of frames.

US Pat. No. 10,432,871

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGING USING A RANDOM LASER

Yale University, New Hav...

1. An active interrogation imaging system, the imaging system comprising:a complex laser having a mutual coherence of less than one tenth and a photon degeneracy of greater than 102 that produces a plurality of independent lasing modes with uncorrelated phase relationships and distinct spatial output patterns in response to being pumped; and
one or more detectors that detect an image of an object in response to interrogation of the object by the plurality of independent lasing modes with distinct spatial output patterns,
wherein the plurality of independent lasing modes with distinct spatial output patterns of the complex laser in response to being pumped has a controlled degree of spatial coherence and the image detected by the one or more detectors in response to the controlled degree of spatial coherence is free of speckle,
wherein the complex laser is adapted to enable (i) adjusting a mean free path by adjusting a refractive index of at least one of (1) a background material in an excitation medium or (2) scattering elements in an excitation medium or (ii) adjusting of a shape of the cavity to adjust a degree of cavity chaoticity.

US Pat. No. 10,432,869

METHOD OF UTILIZING WIDE-ANGLE IMAGE CAPTURING ELEMENT AND LONG-FOCUS IMAGE CAPTURING ELEMENT FOR ACHIEVING CLEAR AND PRECISE OPTICAL ZOOMING MECHANISM

MULTIMEDIA IMAGE SOLUTION...

1. A method of utilizing a wide-angle image capturing element and a long-focus image capturing element to achieve clear and precise optical zooming when controlling an electronic device to simultaneously and respectively capture a wide-angle image and a long-focus image of a same spot comprising the steps of:reading the wide-angle image and the long-focus image, and performing exposure and white balance adjustment processes to the wide-angle image and the long-focus image respectively, so as to enable the exposure and the white balance of the wide-angle image and the long-focus image to be in consistency;
performing an image matching algorithm to the wide-angle image and the long-focus image respectively, so as to enable each pixel on the long-focus image to match with each corresponding pixel on the wide-angle image; wherein the image matching algorithm calculates and obtains an image ratio between the long-focus image and the wide-angle image according to hardware parameters of the long-focus image capturing element and the wide-angle image capturing element, retrieves a region from the wide-angle image that corresponds to the long-focus image according to the image ratio, and then calculates and obtain dense optical flow field of an offset of each pixel on the long-focus image with respect to each corresponding pixel on the wide-angle image by using an optical flow estimation; and
performing an image morphing fusion process to the corresponding pixels on the long-focus image and the wide-angle image, so as to generate a new wide-angle image; wherein the image morphing fusion process performs an offset deformation to the pixels on the long-focus image T(x+u, y+v) according to the dense optical flow fields of the offsets (u, v) of the pixels on the long-focus images T(x+u, y+v), so as to enable the pixels on the long-focus image T(x+u, y+v) to be deformed to match with the corresponding pixels on the wide-angle image W(x, y), and then perform a fusion process to the long-focus image T(x+u, y+v) and the wide-angle image W(x, y), in accordance with the following formula, so as to generate the new wide-angle image WNEW:
WNEW=(1??)T(x+u,y+v)+?*W(x,y)wherein ? is a weight factor andwherein, when pixels on a deformed long-focus image T(x+u, y+v) are clearer than the corresponding pixels on the wide-angle image W(x, y), taking ?=0, otherwise, taking 0

US Pat. No. 10,432,867

IMAGING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD FOR SELF-PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a display device; and
processing circuitry configured to:
receive, in a first imaging state, first image data in a first direction;
receive, in a second imaging state, second image data in a second direction different from the first direction; and
detect whether the information processing apparatus is in the first imaging state or in the second imaging state, wherein
the display device is configured to, when the information processing device is detected as being in the first imaging state, display the first image data and a first set of face related function icons within the displayed first image data, and
when the information processing device is detected as being in the second imaging state, display the second image data and a second set of face related function icons within the displayed second image data or display the second image data with no face related function icons, the second set of face related function icons being different from the first set of face related function icons, and
the first set of face related function icons is related to an image adjustment process for processing image data relating to adjusting a face of a person in the first image data.

US Pat. No. 10,432,857

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES FOR OPTIMIZING FIELD OF VIEW

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING...

1. A system for maximizing a field of view for an image capturing device, the system comprising:a surface configured to support an object;
a camera configured to capture an image of the object in a first position within the field of view;
a processor including instructions to calculate a rotational angle by virtually aligning an edge of the object with an edge of the field of view and calculating a zoom factor to position the edge of the object along the edge of the field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,432,840

FUSION NIGHT VISION SYSTEM

L-3 Communication-Insight...

14. A vision system, comprising:a first housing having a first optical axis, a display, an image combiner; and a first eye piece; and
a second housing having a second optical axis and a second eye piece, the first housing coupled to the second housing through a first coupler, the first coupler having a first hinged joint rotatable about a first axis and a second hinged joint rotatable about a second axis, the first axis spaced a first fixed distance from the second axis, the second housing coupled to the first housing through a second coupler, the second coupler having a third hinged joint rotatable about a third axis, the first housing and the second housing coupled through the first coupler and the second coupler such that a row of pixels in the display when viewed through the first eye piece can be maintained in a position relative to an imaginary line going through the first optical axis and the second optical axis as the distance between the first optical axis of the first housing and the second optical axis of the second housing is varied.

US Pat. No. 10,432,830

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING PLURALITY OF EXTERNAL CONNECTION TERMINALS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:a plurality of inclined faces formed on a side surface in a width direction of an apparatus main body perpendicular to an optical axis, the plurality of inclined faces being inclined such that ends of the respective inclined faces on a back side of the apparatus main body are inclined in a direction to come close to the optical axis; and
a plurality of external connection terminals provided on the respective plurality of inclined faces,
wherein the plurality of inclined faces are arranged at positions so as not to overlap each other when viewed from the width direction of the apparatus main body, and are arranged at a position such that at least a part of the inclined faces overlap each other when viewed from a direction of the optical axis, and
wherein the number of external connection terminals provided on a first inclined face among the plurality of inclined faces is different from the number of external connection terminals provided on a second inclined face, among the plurality of inclined faces, other than the first inclined face.

US Pat. No. 10,432,822

COLOR CONVERSION LUT CREATION APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT PERFORMS COLOR CONVERSION PROCESSING BY USING COLOR CONVERSION LUT, CREATION METHOD OF COLOR CONVERSION LUT, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A color conversion LUT creation apparatus comprising:a derivation unit configured to derive an output value corresponding to an input value in an input image for a plurality of virtual color materials whose number is smaller than a number of actual color materials used in an image forming apparatus;
a setting unit configured to set a target number of dots of the actual color material, which is a target of a number of dots printed per unit area; and
a conversion unit configured to convert an output value of the plurality of virtual color materials into an output value of the actual color material so that a total value of numbers of dots of the actual color material coincides with the target number of dots and to create a color conversion LUT in which the input value and the output value of the actual color material are associated with each other, wherein
the setting unit sets the target number of dots based on dispersibility of a dot pattern corresponding to each tone level of a dither matrix used for halftone processing.

US Pat. No. 10,432,819

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SUBSTANTIALLY SIMULTANEOUS IMAGE PROCESSING REQUESTS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with a plurality of control terminals that are operated by different users; and
circuitry configured to
authenticate the plurality of control terminals in an order that an authentication request is received from the control terminals;
send an operational screen to each one of the plurality of control terminals that have been successfully authenticated for display at each control terminal, the operational screen being configured to accept a process request for requesting the image forming apparatus to execute an image forming process;
receive a plurality of process requests from the plurality of control terminals that have been authenticated in an order that the process request is accepted at the control terminals; and
control an image forming device to execute a plurality of image forming processes according to the plurality of process requests in the order that the process request is accepted at the control terminals, wherein the image forming apparatus further includes
the image forming device including reading circuitry to execute a scan process, and printing circuitry to execute a print process, the reading circuitry and the printing circuitry being configured to operate independently from each other,
wherein, when a process request for executing the print process and a process request for executing the scan process are received at substantially a same time, the circuitry is further configured to control the reading circuitry to execute the scan process, and control the printing circuitry to execute the print process, concurrently.

US Pat. No. 10,432,815

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT TURNS ON WHEN SENSING A HUMAN AND TURNS OFF WHEN NO OPERATION IS INPUT IN A PREDETERMINED TIME, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a human sensor;
an interface that receives a user operation; and
a power controller configured to, based on a sensing result of the human sensor, turn on a predetermined device;
wherein the power controller turns on the predetermined device and turns off the human sensor based on the sensing result of the human sensor, and the power controller turns on the human sensor and turns off the predetermined device based on a sensing result of the human sensor, when a predetermined time has elapsed without the interface receiving a user operation.

US Pat. No. 10,432,801

DEVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DEVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A device management system for communicating with a relay device connected with one or more devices in a local network via a firewall, the device management system comprising:circuitry configured to:
receive status information indicating a status of the relay device from the relay device,
based on a determination that the received status information satisfies a predetermined condition, obtain instruction information associated with the predetermined condition, the instruction information indicating a predetermined process to be executed by the relay device, the predetermined process corresponding to a reboot process when the status information of the relay device indicates the relay device is low on memory, and
transmit the obtained instruction information to the relay device to cause the relay device to execute the predetermined process, which corresponds to the reboot process when the status information of the relay device indicates the relay device is low on memory.

US Pat. No. 10,432,789

CLASSIFICATION OF TRANSCRIPTS BY SENTIMENT

VERINT SYSTEMS LTD., Her...

1. A method for classifying a sentiment of a dialog transcript, the method comprising:training a lexicon, wherein the training comprises:
receiving a training set of dialog transcripts;
splitting the training set into a negative set and a non-negative set based on a seed;
identifying n-grams in the dialog transcripts;
computing, for each n-gram, a polarity score that corresponds to the likelihood of the n-gram having either a negative or a non-negative sentiment, wherein the computing the polarity score for a particular n-gram comprises comparing the frequency of the particular n-gram in the negative set to the frequency of the particular n-gram in the non-negative set;
identifying prominent n-grams based on each n-gram's polarity score;
expanding the lexicon by adding the prominent n-grams, which are not already in the lexicon, to the lexicon; and
repeating the splitting, computing, identifying, and expanding for a plurality of iterations to obtain a trained lexicon, wherein the splitting for each iteration uses the expanded lexicon from the previous iteration; and
classifying the sentiment of the dialog transcript using the trained lexicon wherein the classifying comprises:
receiving a dialog transcript;
selecting an utterance in the dialog transcript;
identifying n-grams in the utterance;
obtaining a polarity score for each n-gram using the trained lexicon;
determining the utterance is negative or non-negative based, at least, on the polarity scores for each n-gram;
repeating the selecting, identifying, computing, and determining for other utterances in the dialog transcript; and
distinguishing the sentiment of the dialog transcript as negative or non-negative based on the negative or non-negative utterances determined in the dialog transcript.

US Pat. No. 10,432,786

TELEPHONE NUMBER SELECTION

TEXTNOW, INC., Waterloo,...

9. A method of assigning a telephone number to a user account in a communications system, the method comprising:obtaining a mnemonic seed;
obtaining a subset of telephone numbers filtered from a global telephone number pool based on the mnemonic seed, wherein each alphanumeric representation of respective telephone numbers in the subset is within a threshold Hamming distance of the mnemonic seed;
receiving an indication of a selected telephone number from the subset; and
assigning the selected telephone number to the user account.

US Pat. No. 10,432,776

MANAGING UNANSWERED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

PROJECT AFFINITY, INC., ...

1. A computer-implemented method of managing unanswered digital communications, comprising:identifying, by a processor, a list of digital communications associated with a user account as expecting a response or a follow-up;
determining, by the processor, a group of unanswered digital communications, from the list of digital communications, for which a response or a follow-up is still expected;
assigning priority values to the group of unanswered digital communications,
the priority values indicating an order of responding to the group of unanswered digital communications,
the assigning comprising prioritizing an unanswered digital communications sent to the user account over an unanswered digital communication sent from the user account;
transmitting a notification regarding one or more of the group of unanswered digital communications to the user account, the notification including information related to the priority values.

US Pat. No. 10,432,728

AUTOMATIC IMAGE SHARING WITH DESIGNATED USERS OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:causing display of a plurality of images in a user interface on a first device to a first user, wherein each of the plurality of images depicts a different person, wherein the plurality of images are obtained from a library of images associated with the first user;
receiving a selection of a particular image of the plurality of images based on first user input received by the first device;
determining a person identifier indicating a particular person depicted in the selected particular image, wherein the person identifier is designated as a person sharing criterion;
obtaining a first image associated with the first user, wherein the first image is obtained from the library of images associated with the first user, wherein the first image is not included in the plurality of images;
programmatically analyzing the first image to determine that the first image depicts a person that matches the person sharing criterion;
in response to the determination that the first image depicts the person that matches the person sharing criterion:
initiating a delay period associated with the first user for the first image;
assigning a status indicator to the first image, wherein the status indicator indicates a first status that the first image is to be shared with a second user;
determining whether second user input from the first user is received at the first device during the delay period, the second user input indicating that the first image is not to be shared with the second user; and
if it is determined that the second user input is received, updating the status indicator to a second status that indicates the first image is not to be shared with the second user; and
based on the determination that the first image depicts the person that matches the person sharing criterion, and in response to an expiration of the delay period and the status indicator indicating the first status, updating an access permission for the first image of the library of images associated with the first user to grant access to the first image to the second user of a second device over a communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,432,706

LOW-LATENCY HIGH-THROUGHPUT SCALABLE DATA CACHING

ENGINE MEDIA LLC, Prince...

1. A system comprising:a first data source comprising a processor and a first memory, the first data source connected to a first data cache over a network, wherein the first data source is located in a same geographical region as the first data cache, and wherein the first data source stores a plurality of data entries selected based on a first geolocation of the first data source;
a master data source connected to the first data source over the network;
a second memory storing the first data cache; and
a load balancer service and a data cache service executing on one or more processors communicatively coupled with the memory to:
receive, by the load balancer service, a first request from a client device based on the client device being located in a second geolocation in close proximity to the first geolocation of the first data source;
request, by the load balancer service, a first data entry associated with the first request from the data cache service, wherein the first data entry is available from the master data source;
determine, by the data cache service, that the first data entry is unavailable in both the first data cache and the first data source; and
responsive to determining that the first data entry is unavailable, reject, by the load balancer service, the first request, wherein the first data source retrieves the first data entry from the master data source after the first request is rejected.

US Pat. No. 10,432,688

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZED DELIVERY OF LIVE ABR MEDIA

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for providing live adaptive bitrate (ABR) video to a client at a premises, comprising:receiving, in a multicast stream, RTP packets containing an aggregate manifest for a channel and RTP packets containing adaptive bitrate (ABR) transport stream (TS) packets for the channel and identifying an ABR fragment to which the TS packets belong; and
when all RTP packets for a given ABR fragment have been received, de-packetizing the TS packets from the RTP packets in sequence order to reassemble the ABR fragment and caching the ABR fragment for delivery as requested to an ABR client on the premises.

US Pat. No. 10,432,682

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF REDIRECTING STREAMING CONTENT OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TEJAS NETWORKS LIMITED, ...

1. A method of redirecting streaming content from one user equipment to other available precise user equipment from a lookup server over a communication network, the method comprising:registering a plurality of User Equipment (UE) and a server with at least one lookup server, wherein the plurality of User Equipment comprises a first User Equipment (UE) and at least one second User Equipment (UE), each of the first UE, the at least one second UE and the server are tagged individually with a unique identifier, and wherein each unique identifier is associated with a physical address;
sourcing a content onto the first UE, wherein the first UE requests the lookup server for the physical address, matching with the physical address associated with the unique identifier of the server, wherein a session ID is assigned to a session, established on sourcing the content;
checking periodically integrity of the connection between the plurality of UE and the lookup server;
triggering, upon notification, to identify transfer of some or all content at the first UE to an available second UE from the at least one second UE, wherein triggering to identify the transfer of the some or all content from the first UE to the available second UE is at a rendezvous point, wherein the rendezvous point facilitates in restoring connection by changing the sourcing of the content from one server to other server that is registered with the lookup server; and
redirecting the transfer of the content of the server from the first UE to the available second UE in the established session, wherein the redirection is based on the unique identifier of the server comprising the content.

US Pat. No. 10,432,668

SELECTABLE ENCRYPTION METHODS

AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL R...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:selecting, by a computer-based system and from a plurality of security policies stored in a database, a security policy that results in a risk level within a predetermined risk threshold,
wherein the security policy comprises a first encryption method;
determining, by the computer-based system, that the first encryption method has been exploited; and
selecting, by the computer-based system, a second encryption method.

US Pat. No. 10,432,660

ADVANCED CYBERSECURITY THREAT MITIGATION FOR INTER-BANK FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

QOMPLX, INC., Reston, VA...

1. A system for detection and mitigation of cyberattacks on inter-bank financial transaction networks comprising:an interface with an inter-bank financial transaction network, connected to an advanced cyber decision platform for mitigation of cyberattacks, the platform comprising:
a computer system or network comprising at least one memory, at least one processor, and a first plurality of programming instructions comprising an operating system;
a time series data store comprising at least a second plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
monitor a plurality of network events on the inter-bank financial transaction network;
produce time-series data comprising at least a record of a network event on the inter-bank financial transaction network and the time at which the event occurred;
an observation and state estimation module comprising at least a third plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
monitor a plurality of connected resources on the inter-bank financial transaction network;
establish a baseline of expected behavior for each connected resource based on that resource's activity on the inter-bank financial transaction network over a defined period of time; and
produce a cyber-physical graph representing at least a portion of the plurality of connected resources, the cyber-physical graph comprising at least the logical relationships between the portion of the plurality of connected resources on the inter-bank financial transaction network, the physical relationships between any connected resources that comprise at least a hardware device, the expected behaviors for each connected resource, and any deviations from expected behavior for each connected resource;
a directed computational graph module comprising at least a fourth plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
perform a plurality of analysis and transformation operations on at least a portion of the time-series data;
perform a plurality of analysis and transformation operations on at least a portion of the cyber-physical graph; and
produce a directed computational graph based on the analysis and transformation operations performed on the time-series data and the cyber-physical graph; and
a transaction validator comprising at least a fifth plurality of programming instructions operating on the computer system or network which cause the computer system or network to:
receive inter-bank financial transaction requests;
analyze each transaction request based on the information contained in the directed computational graph;
determine whether the transaction request is valid based on the analysis of the transaction request;
if the transaction is determined to be valid, forward the transaction for completion; and
if the transaction is determined to be invalid, deny the transaction and generate an alert or a change to the cyber-physical graph.

US Pat. No. 10,432,652

METHODS FOR DETECTING AND MITIGATING MALICIOUS NETWORK BEHAVIOR AND DEVICES THEREOF

F5 Networks, Inc., Seatt...

1. A method for network security implemented by a network traffic management system comprising one or more anomaly detection apparatuses, server devices, or client devices, the method comprising:receiving a first set of network traffic;
applying a web application model and an anomaly detection model to the received first set of network traffic to generate, respectively, one or more likelihood scores and at least one flow score based on the likelihood scores, wherein sub-models of the web application model are associated with one or more browsing patterns for a web application to which the first set of network traffic is directed;
determining when the flow score exceeds a threshold; and
initiating, based on a stored policy, a mitigation action with respect to the first set of network traffic, when the determination indicates that the flow score exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,432,649

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING AN OBJECT BASED ON AN AGGREGATED BEHAVIOR RESULTS

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting malicious behavior, comprising:processing an object within a virtual machine;
receiving a response object resulting from or created in response to the processing of the object within the virtual machine;
parsing the response object by at least subdividing the response object into a plurality of sub-objects, the plurality of sub-objects including a first sub-object and a second sub-object;
determining a first behavior match result based, at least in part, on whether information associated with the first sub-object corresponds to at least one of a first plurality of identifiers associated with malicious activity;
determining a second behavior match result based, at least in part, on whether information associated with the second sub-object corresponds to at least one of a second plurality of identifiers associated with malicious activity;
aggregating at least the first behavior match result with the second behavior match result to produce an aggregated result, wherein a malicious behavior score is calculated based, at least in part, on the aggregated result; and
classifying the object according to the malicious behavior score.

US Pat. No. 10,432,634

GATING OF FULL NETWORK ACCESS PENDING DELIVERY OF NOTIFICATION INFORMATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for execution by one or more processing modules of an access point of a network, the method comprises:receiving notification information indicating a required user action for network access compliance;
storing the notification information for provisioning, via a notification message, to one or more target client devices accessing or attempting to access network resources via the access point; receiving target criteria for use in identifying the one or more target client devices; receiving compliance information relating to the notification information; establishing, based on the compliance information, a compliance condition relating to the notification message;
receiving network resource access level information relating to the compliance condition, the network resource access level information specifying a permitted network resource access level applicable to non-compliance with the compliance condition by the one or more target client devices;
identifying, based on the target criteria, a target client device; and
transmitting the notification message for receipt by the identified target client device, the notification message including the stored notification information.

US Pat. No. 10,432,609

DEVICE-BOUND CERTIFICATE AUTHENTICATION

Device Authority Ltd., B...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium useful in association with a computer which includes one or more processors and a memory, the computer readable medium including computer instructions which are configured to cause the computer, by execution of the computer instructions in the one or more processors from the memory, to bind a digital certificate that can be stored on a computer-readable medium to multiple devices by at least:receiving at a server computer a request from a remote device through a computer network wherein the request identifies the certificate and identifies the multiple devices,
retrieving the certificate;
for each of the multiple devices:
retrieving a digital fingerprint of the device; and
including the digital fingerprint in the certificate;
and
sending the certificate with the included digital fingerprints to the remote device through the computer network;
wherein the server computer in response to the request serves a device driver cryptographically signed with the certificate so that any of the devices can install the device driver only upon a condition in which one of the digital fingerprints corresponds to the installing device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,555

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING BETWEEN FIBRE CHANNEL FABRICS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A Fibre Channel interfabric device, comprising:a first Fibre Channel port connected to a first Fibre Channel fabric;
a second Fibre Channel port connected to a second Fibre Channel fabric; and
processing circuitry configured to transfer Fibre Channel packets, that were transmitted through the first Fibre Channel fabric from a first device and received at the first Fibre Channel port, from the second Fibre Channel port through the second Fibre Channel fabric and to a second device, with all switching being done using a first Fibre Channel address local to and unique in the first Fibre Channel fabric to represent the second device, and a second Fibre Channel address local to and unique in the second Fibre Channel fabric to represent the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,432,539

NETWORK TRAFFIC DATA SUMMARIZATION

MICRO FOCUS LLC, Santa C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory on which is stored machine readable instructions executable by the processor to:
access network traffic data pertaining to data flows among nodes in a network;
partition the network traffic data into a plurality of windows;
for each of the plurality of windows, aggregate data flows between pairs of nodes;
compute a data distribution of each of the aggregated data flows;
select a summary structure for each of the aggregated data flows based on the computed data distributions of the aggregated data flows;
generate a summary of each of the aggregated data flows using the selected summary structures for the aggregated data flows;
store the generated summaries;
classify queries applied to a summary of an aggregated data flow; and
select a new summary structure for the aggregated data flow based on the classified queries.

US Pat. No. 10,432,456

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED COMMISSIONING OF VIRTUALIZED DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEMS

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A method comprising:accessing a data structure comprising a list of configuration names for network cards associated with first and second host servers of a virtual process control environment, the first and second host servers being server blades installed in a chassis with a shared storage integrated therein, the first and second host servers implementing virtual machines corresponding to workstations for a process control system;
displaying the list of configuration names for the network cards to a user for selection during configuration of the first and second host servers, the list of configuration names displayed alongside a list of current names assigned to the network cards;
in response to the user selecting a network card from the list of current names, modifying a display of a graphical representation of the chassis to visually identify a location of a network port associated with the selected network card on the chassis;
when configuring the first host server, assigning a first name to a first one of the network cards associated with the first host server; and
when configuring the second host server, assigning the first name to a second one of the network cards associated with the second host server based on a user selection of the first name from the displayed list of configuration names, the second host server being configured after the first host server.

US Pat. No. 10,432,443

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIGNAL MODULATION AND DEMODULATION IN FILTER BANK MULTI-CARRIER SYSTEM

RESEARCH COOPERATION FOUN...

1. A modulation apparatus comprising:a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) performer configured to generate DFT-spread data symbols by performing DFT on parallel input data symbols;
a modulator configured to divide the DFT-spread data symbols into real part symbols and imaginary part symbols, multiply each of the divided symbols by a phase shift coefficient, and modulate the multiplied symbols using a filter-bank multi-carrier (FBMC)/offset quadrature amplitude modulation (OQAM) scheme, thereby generating a plurality of different candidate transmission signals each of which is composed of identically time-shifted subcarriers; and
a selector configured to select a candidate transmission signal having the smallest peak power or the smallest peak to average power ratio (PAPR) from the plurality of candidate transmission signals as a transmission signal,
wherein the phase shift coefficient satisfies Equation 1 or Equation 2 below:
?n=?jn,?n=?j(?j)n  (1)
?n=?(?j)n,?n=?jn+1  (2)
where ?n denotes a phase shift coefficient to be multiplied to a real part symbol transmitted by an nth subcarrier, ?n denotes a phase shift coefficient to be multiplied to an imaginary part symbol transmitted by an nth subcarrier, n denotes a real number satisfying 0?n

US Pat. No. 10,432,440

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING A MULTICARRIER OFDM SIGNAL, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ATTENUATING EXTREMA OF SUCH A SIGNAL, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

B-COM, Cesson Sevigne (F...

1. A method for generating an OFDM type multicarrier signal comprising OFDM blocks constituted by M carriers modulated by constellation symbols, called source symbols, a block of M source symbols corresponding to an OFDM block of M carriers,wherein the method comprises the following acts performed by a signal generating device:
interleaving the M symbols of a block of source symbols into R sub-blocks of N interleaved symbols, where R, M and N are natural integers such that M=R×N;
obtaining a block of M time domain samples by discrete Fourier transform of said block of M source symbols;
determining N maximum amplitudes among said samples of said block of M time domain samples and forming a vector containing said N maximum amplitudes, called a peak vector;
attenuation, by correction of constellation symbols, of extrema of a sub-block of N time domain samples corresponding to the discrete Fourier transform of one of said R sub-blocks of N interleaved symbols, said correction taking account of at least said peak vector and delivering a sub-block of N corrected interleaved symbols,
said step of attenuation, repeated for each sub-block among said R sub-blocks of N interleaved symbols, delivering R sub-blocks of N corrected interleaved symbols;
de-interleaving said R sub-blocks of N corrected interleaved symbols delivering a block of M corrected source symbols; and
generating an OFDM block of said multicarrier signal by discrete Fourier transform of said block of M corrected source symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,432,427

BORDER GATEWAY PROTOCOL FOR COMMUNICATION AMONG SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK CONTROLLERS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A first network element comprising:a memory comprising instructions executable by a processor; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to execute the instructions, wherein executing the instructions causes the processor to:
receive, from a second network element during a border gateway protocol (BGP) communication session, a communications capabilities message indicating capabilities of the second network element;
receive, from the second network element, an advertisement message indicating connections and accesses of a second domain controlled by the second network element;
receive a request to route data between a source located in a first domain and a destination;
transmit a first request message to the second network element to cause the second network element to compute a path segment through the second domain, wherein the first request message is a Request for Computing Path Segment (CPSReq);
receive, from the second network element, a Reply for Computing Path Segment (CPSRep) containing information relating to the path segment requested for computation according to the CPSReq; and
transmit a second request message to create a tunnel segment of an end-to-end (E2E) tunnel between the source and the destination crossing the first domain and the second domain,
wherein the first network element is a parent controller of the second network element.

US Pat. No. 10,432,421

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

National University Corpo...

1. A communication control device controlling communication performed by a communication device having a message transmission circuit periodically transmitting messages, comprising:a reference time point decision circuit deciding a reference time point concerning message transmission by the message transmission circuit;
a permission period decision circuit deciding a scheduled transmission time point by adding a period of an integral multiple of a message transmission cycle for messages transmitted by the message transmission circuit to the reference time point decided by the reference time point decision circuit, and deciding a predetermined period including the scheduled transmission time point as a permission period for message transmission;
a message detection circuit detecting a message transmitted by the communication device;
a transmittability determination circuit determining whether or not transmission of a message detected by the message detection circuit is to be permitted in accordance with whether or not the message is transmitted during the permission period decided by the permission period decision circuit; and
a hash value request circuit sending a calculation request for a hash value to the communication device;
a hash value reception circuit receiving a hash value transmitted by the communication device as a response to the calculation request; and
a hash value determination circuit determining whether or not the hash value received by the hash value reception circuit is correct,
wherein the reference time point decision circuit is further configured to decide the reference time point based on a time point when reception of a correct hash value from the communication device is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,432,394

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING ENCRYPTED CONTENT

KL DATA SECURITY PTY LTD,...

1. A method of encrypting and/or decrypting content by a first user having a first computer, using a first permit obtained from a system for sharing content, which has been encrypted, between the first user and a second user having a second computer, the method comprising:providing the first permit for use by the first user, the first permit having an encrypted first content key for use to encrypt and/or decrypt the content and having an encrypted first workspace key, the first workspace key being independent of the first user and including one or more control parameters associated with the first workspace, for use to encrypt and/or decrypt the first content key;
obtaining by the first computer the first permit and therefrom the encrypted first content key and the encrypted first workspace key;
decrypting by the first computer the encrypted first workspace key to obtain the first workspace key and using the first workspace key to decrypt the encrypted first content key to obtain the first content key;
using by the first computer the first content key to encrypt the content and provide the encrypted content and/or decrypting the encrypted content using the first content key to obtain the content;
using by the second user's second computer a second permit obtained from the system for sharing encrypted content, the second permit having a second encrypted first content key for use to encrypt and/or decrypt the content and having a second encrypted first workspace key for use to encrypt and/or decrypt the first content key;
obtaining by the second computer the second permit and therefrom the second encrypted first content key and the second encrypted first workspace key;
decrypting by the second computer the second encrypted first workspace key to obtain the first workspace key and using the first workspace key to decrypt the encrypted first content key to obtain the first content key; and
using by the second computer the first content key to encrypt the content and provide the encrypted content and/or decrypting the encrypted content using the first content key to obtain the content, wherein users sharing the same workspace share a common community key defining the users who are members of a community, the first workspace key being operable to encrypt and/or decrypt using the community key.

US Pat. No. 10,432,351

COMPUTER NETWORK SYSTEM AND METHOD TO REDUCE NETWORK LATENCY WITH A POOL OF READY CONNECTIONS

Aagey Holding, LLC, Atla...

1. A computer network system to reduce network latency, said computer network system comprising:a client system;
a server system;
the client system is configured to establish a pool of ready connections comprising multiple requests with the server system, wherein, when the client system makes multiple requests for the pool of ready connections, where each request has an expiration time with the server system;
if no message is available from the server system, the server system is configured to time out the request based on the expiration time of the request, and the server system returns a result and closes the connection; and
if a new message is available, the server system is configured to choose one of the pool of ready connections to return the new message to the client system;
wherein when the client system establishes the pool of ready connections to the server system, as each connection hits the expiration time, the connection is closed and re-connected with a reconnection delay, whereby there are always fresh connections to the server system with the client system;
whereby, at the time that the new message is available to the client system, the server system is configured to select from the pool of ready connections, and send a message response to the client system;
wherein the pool of ready connections is established by the client system only for waiting for data to become available from the server system, whereby once data from the server system becomes available, the data is sent to the client system that is already connected for delivery;
whereby the server system is configured to hold the pool of ready connections open for future information to the client system.

US Pat. No. 10,432,336

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SYNCHRONIZING A DISTRIBUTED CLOCK IN A PACKET-COMPATIBLE NETWORK

ADVA Optical Networking S...

1. A method of operating a computer-based controller being in data communication with one or more first computer-based clock nodes via a control path, the one or more first clock nodes operating in a time distribution network (TDN) operating in compliance with a time-transfer protocol, the method comprising:continuously receiving, by the controller via the control path from each of the one or more first clock nodes, first timestamp-related data, the first timestamp-related data received from a given clock node being informative of master and slave timestamps associated with the given clock node;
using the received first timestamp-related data associated with a given clock node to generate, for each of the one or more clock nodes, clock-recovery control data with respect to the given clock node, the generated clock-recovery control data comprising data usable for phase and frequency recovery;
continuously sending the generated clock-recovery control data, via the control path, to each of the one or more clock nodes;
continuously receiving, by the controller via the control path from each of the one or more first clock nodes, first PTP announce messages generated by the one or more first clock nodes, each first PTP announce message associated with a clock port of respective first clock node;
processing, at least, the received first PTP announce messages using techniques defined by BMCA (Best Master Clock Algorithm) protocol to continuously generate a clock distribution topology to be implemented; and
sending to the one or more first clock nodes configuration commands specifying quality and priority of respective PTP ports in accordance with the generated clock distribution topology.

US Pat. No. 10,432,322

TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A transmission/reception device, comprising:a three-pole electrode configured to transmit a signal via a communication medium;
a two-pole electrode configured to receive the signal via the communication medium,
wherein the communication medium is a human body,
wherein the three-pole electrode and the two-pole electrode include:
a human body side electrode that is in contact with the human body;
a space side electrode that is on a space side; and
a circuit board Gnd that has a Gnd pattern which functions as an electrode of the circuit board Gnd,
wherein the circuit board Gnd comprises a circuit; and
a switching unit configured to switch the transmission/reception device to function as:
the three-pole electrode at a time of transmission of the signal, and
the two-pole electrode at a time of reception of the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,432,311

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPTIMIZING NETWORK CATCHMENT AREAS

Khalifa University of Sci...

1. A method of installing a telecommunications network, the network including:a plurality of customer blocks, each having a geographical position and a completion time associated with it; and
a plurality of distribution hubs which will connect said customer blocks to the network infrastructure when the network is created:
wherein the method includes the steps of:
procuring the distribution hubs;
assigning, to each distribution hub, an initial geographical position, an initial completion time; an initially assigned customer block, and a maximum number of customer blocks that can be assigned to it, wherein the initial geographical position of the distribution hub is within its initially assigned customer block,
concurrently, for each distribution hub, and repeatedly, until all of the customer blocks have been assigned to a hub, or all hubs have their maximum number of customer blocks assigned to them:
a) determining a customer block to be assigned to each hub by selecting, from among the group of customer blocks adjacent to blocks already assigned to that hub, the customer block which has the lowest value in a distance function that takes account of the relative geographical relationship between the block and the hub;
b) assigning the selected block to the hub; and
c) updating the position and completion time of the hub to take account of the position and completion time of the newly-assigned block,
selecting, from a plurality of potential installation alternatives produced by said repeating steps, the installation alternative that optimises a cost function that takes account of both the relative geographical relationship between the blocks and the final determined positions of the hubs to which they are assigned and the relationship between the respective completion times of the blocks and the hubs to which they are assigned to, each installation alternative being based on different initial assignments in said assigning step;
installing the hubs in accordance with the final determined positions and completion times of each hub in said selected installation alternative; and
connecting the hubs to the customer blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,432,305

LOSS OF SIGNAL DETECTOR

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

1. A loss of signal (LOS) detector suitable for use in an optoelectronic transceiver, the LOS detector comprising:a circuit configured to generate a LOS indicator based on a comparison between a first signal generated by differential input signals and a threshold signal common mode, with a second signal generated by differential threshold signals at a first level and an input signal common mode.

US Pat. No. 10,432,298

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC LOAD BALANCING OF COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS FOR CONTROLLING TRAFFIC LOAD IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for load balancing of data communications across a plurality of random access channels of a data communications network by a plurality of terminals, the method comprising:determining, by a gateway device of the data communications network, a throughput for each of the plurality of random access channels of the data communications network, wherein each random access channel provides communications bandwidth to each of the plurality of terminals for transmission of data within the data communications network;
determining, by the gateway device, an operating probability for each random access channel based at least in part on the respective determined throughput for the random access channel, wherein the operating probability reflects information concerning likelihood for successful data transmissions over the respective random access channel by each of the terminals;
determining, by the gateway device, a threshold collision rate for each of the plurality of random access channels; and
transmitting, by the gateway device, the determined operating probability and threshold collision rate, for each of the plurality of random access channels, to each of the plurality of terminals, for each of the terminals to adjust the determined operating probability for each the random access channels based at least in part on the respective threshold collision rate and to control a respective rate of data transmissions of the terminal over each of one or more of the random access channels based on the respective adjusted operating probability.

US Pat. No. 10,432,292

ADAPTIVE MULTIPLEXING AND TRANSMIT/RECEIVE DIVERSITY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for operating a wireless user equipment (UE) device, comprising:communicating with a base station using a first set of antennas;
determining one or more trigger conditions;
based on the one or more trigger conditions:
turning on a second set of antennas, in addition to the first set of antennas;
starting a measurement timer when the second set of antennas is turned on;
performing antenna measurements for the first set of antennas and the second set of antennas;
based on the antenna measurements, selecting, at or prior to expiration of the measurement timer, a new set of antennas for communicating with the base station, wherein the new set of antennas are different than the first set of antennas; and
based on selecting the new set of antennas:
turning off a remaining set of antennas; and
communicating with the base station using the new set of antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,432,272

VARIABLE MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT DOWNLINK USER EQUIPMENT

XCOM Labs, Inc., San Die...

1. A user equipment comprising:antenna elements;
a receiver configured to process a signal received by the antenna elements; and
a processor configured to:
receive, from the receiver, first active set data identifying one or more serving nodes to provide downlink data transmission service to the user equipment in a coordinated multipoint mode;
cause the receiver to be configured for processing the signal in the coordinated multipoint mode when the user equipment has a measure of mobility that is less than a mobility threshold and a channel matrix Eigen value spread that is less than a threshold;
detect a mobility of the user equipment;
detect a characteristic of the user equipment, wherein the characteristic comprises at least one of: an application type to utilize the downlink data transmission service, a protocol to utilize over the downlink data transmission service, or a device type for the user equipment;
cause transmission, via at least one of the antenna elements, of:
(i) channel state information for the user equipment, the channel state information identifying a quality of a transmission from a network system to the user equipment,
(ii) information associated with the characteristic of the user equipment; and
(iii) information associated with the mobility of the user equipment;
receive, from the receiver via at least one of the antenna elements, updated active set data identifying one or more serving nodes to provide transmission service to the user equipment in an alternate downlink data transmission mode, wherein the alternate downlink data transmission mode comprises at least one of: synchronized transmission across multiple network nodes for coherent combining, transmissions across multiple network nodes for non-coherent combining, or individual transmission from a selected best serving node, and wherein at least one of (a) the measure of mobility is greater than the mobility threshold in the alternative downlink transmission mode or (b) the channel matrix Eigen value spread is greater than the threshold in the alternative downlink transmission mode; and
cause the receiver to be adjusted for processing the signal in the alternative downlink data transmission mode from the one or more serving nodes identified by the updated active set data.

US Pat. No. 10,432,264

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING ANALOG AND DIGITAL INFORMATION WHILE TRANSMITTING ENERGY

ETATRONIX GMBH, St. Wend...

1. A method for transmitting analog and digital information while transmitting energy between a power transmitter and a power receiver galvanically isolated from said power transmitter, the method comprising the following steps:a) providing analog information and digital information to be transmitted;
b) setting a number nAD of possible values ADi, i=1 to nAD, that are possible when digitizing the analog information, and a value range of the values ADi;
c) assigning a digital value Dx to the digital information;
d) setting a minimum event number nmin to be transmitted;
e) setting a maximum event number nmax to be transmitted;
f) setting a first image nlow defined by:
nlow(ADi)=nmin+f1(ADi), i=1 to nAD;
g) setting a second image nhigh defined by:
nhigh(ADi)=nmax?f2(ADi), i=1 to nAD;
h) digitizing the analog information for obtaining a digitized analog value ADx;
i) determining an event number
nlow(ADx)=nmin+f1(ADx)
for the bit of the digital value Dx to be transmitted in each case if the current bit of the digital value Dx to be transmitted is a logical 0; and
determining an event number
nhigh(ADx)=nmax?f2(ADx)
for the bit of the digital value Dx to be transmitted in each case if the current bit of the digital value Dx to be transmitted is a logical 1, or vice versa; and
j) transmitting a signal that is correlated at least to the event number determined in step i).

US Pat. No. 10,432,227

LOCATION OF INTERLEAVER WITH LDPC CODE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method, comprising:rate matching, by an encoder circuit of a processor of an apparatus, a stream of encoded data;
passing, by the encoder circuit, the stream of encoded data through a bit-level interleaver of the encoder circuit to provide a stream of interleaved data; and
wirelessly transmitting, by a transceiver of the apparatus, the stream of interleaved data to a network node of a wireless network,
wherein the rate matching of the stream of encoded data comprises:
encoding, by a low-density parity-check (LDPC) encoder of the encoder circuit, data to provide the stream of encoded data; and
receiving, by a circular buffer of the encoder circuit, the stream of encoded data from the LDPC encoder, and
wherein the bit-level interleaver and the circular buffer are physically arranged in the encoder circuit such that a location of the bit-level interleaver is after the circular buffer with respect to a flow of the stream of interleaved data to enable a lower complexity of a decoder in the network node receiving the stream of interleaved data compared to a case in which the bit-level interleaver is before the circular buffer with respect to the flow of the stream of interleaved data.

US Pat. No. 10,432,224

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR GENERATING OPTIMIZED CODED MODULATIONS

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE SU...

10. A transmitter configured to transmit a data sequence over a transmission channel to a receiver in a transmission system, said data sequence being encoded and modulated by a coded modulation scheme, said coded modulation scheme being defined by at least one non-binary error correcting code containing at least one non-binary parity-check equation, a modulation scheme, and a modulation mapping, and being determined as an output of:a calculation unit configured to determine two or more candidate modulation mappings and two or more candidate parity-check equations defining said at least one non-binary error correcting code, a candidate set comprising a candidate modulation mapping and at least one candidate parity-check equation providing codeword vectors and being associated with one or more metrics, each metric being evaluated for a number of distinct pairs of codeword vectors having an Euclidean distance of a defined value; and
a selection unit configured to select one candidate modulation mapping and at least one candidate parity-check equation according to an optimization criterion applied to said one or more metrics.

US Pat. No. 10,432,212

SUCCESSIVE-APPROXIMATION REGISTER (SAR) ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (ADC) WITH ULTRA LOW BURST ERROR RATE

MAXLINEAR, INC., Carlsba...

1. A method, comprising:applying analog-to-digital conversion to an analog input via one or more conversion cycles;
assessing a performance related parameter corresponding to said analog-to-digital conversion, said assessing comprising:
determining, for at least one conversion cycle, whether a performance related condition, corresponding to said performance related parameter, occurred, based on an outcome of a matching search performed for that conversion cycle; and
controlling generating a digital output corresponding to said analog input based on said assessing of said performance related parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,432,182

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Socionext, Inc., Kanagaw...

1. A semiconductor integrated circuit, comprising:a monitor circuit configured to determine presence or absence of a data propagation error,
the monitor circuit including:
a first flip-flop having a clock terminal receiving a first clock signal;
a data delay circuit configured to delay a first data signal that is an output of the first flip-flop;
a clock delay circuit configured to delay the first clock signal; and
a second flip-flop having (i) a data input terminal receiving an output signal of the data delay circuit, and (ii) a clock terminal receiving an output signal of the clock delay circuit,
the data delay circuit including:
a plurality of data paths each configured to delay the first data signal; and
a data selection circuit configured to select a data path among the plurality of data paths in accordance with a first selection signal, and output the first data signal that has transmitted through the selected data path as an output signal of the data delay circuit, and
the clock delay circuit including:
a plurality of clock paths each configured to delay the first clock signal; and
a clock selection circuit configured to select a clock path among the plurality of clock paths in accordance with a second selection signal, and output the first clock signal that has transmitted through the selected clock path as an output signal of the clock delay circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,432,173

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR SHIFTING A DIGITAL SIGNAL BY A SHIFT TIME TO PROVIDE A SHIFTED SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for shifting a digital signal having a first sample rate by a shift time to provide a time shifted signal having a second sample rate, comprising:a sample rate converter configured to provide a value of an interpolated signal at a compensated sample time as a sample of the time shifted signal, wherein the interpolated signal is based on the digital signal
and the value of the interpolated signal is a time shifted version of the digital signal at the second sample rate,
wherein the sample rate converter is configured to modify a time interval between a sample time of the digital signal and the compensated sample time based on the shift time,
wherein the sample rate converter is configured to receive the digital signal at a first input, and to receive a first control signal including information on the shift time at a second input,
wherein the sample rate converter comprises a First In-First Out memory and a controller configured to control a fill level of the First In-First Out memory, and wherein the controller comprises:
a fill level detector configured to detect a present fill level of the First In-First Out memory;
a first processing unit configured to adjust a fill level target value for the First In-First Out memory;
a comparator configured to compare the present fill level of the First In-First Out memory with the fill level target value; and
a second processing unit configured to control the compensated sample time based on a comparison result of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,432,155

FAST STARTUP BIAS CURRENT GENERATOR

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR (UK)...

1. A bias current generator, comprising:an output transistor;
an operational amplifier having an output node connected a gate of the output transistor, wherein during an active mode of operation for the bias current generator the operational amplifier is configured to bias the output node responsive to a comparison of a feedback node voltage to a reference voltage so that the output transistor conducts a bias current during the active mode of operation;
a current source configured to conduct a node-biasing current;
a switching network configured to source the node-biasing current from an output of the operational amplifier during a dormant mode of operation in which output transistor does not conduct the bias current, wherein the bias current is greater than the node-biasing current; and
a secondary current generator configured to mirror the bias current into a secondary current, wherein the bias current is greater than the secondary current, and wherein the secondary current is greater than the node-biasing current.

US Pat. No. 10,432,136

INSTALLATION ASSEMBLY FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANG...

1. An installation assembly for a photovoltaic module, the installation assembly comprising:a base plate comprising a connecting portion, a fixing portion, an inclined portion, and a leg;
a pressing block comprising a pressing portion, a supporting portion, and a sliding portion, the sliding portion movably connected to the base plate;
an elastic member located between the connecting portion and the supporting portion; and
a connecting member sequentially passing through the pressing block, the elastic member, and the base plate, the pressing block, the elastic member, and the base plate positioned between two ends of the connecting member; and
wherein the fixing portion and the inclined portion are positioned at opposite ends of the connecting portion, the leg and the connecting portion are located at opposite ends of the inclined portion, and a bottom of the leg and the connecting portion are located on a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,432,113

METHOD FOR OPERATING A BUILDING CLOSURE

OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION...

1. A method for controlling a building closure between an open position and a closed position, the method comprising:applying a residual current to a motor operably engaged with the building closure at a first static position;
receiving instructions including a current characteristic line defining a terminal position and a relationship between a current, including the residual current, and a position of the building closure between and including the open position and the closed position, wherein at least a portion of the current characteristic line depicts a positive progressive relationship and another portion of the current characteristic line depicts a negative progressive relationship between the current and the position of the building closure;
applying the current corresponding to the current characteristic line to the motor; and
upon reaching the terminal position, applying the residual current to the motor at the terminal position for holding the building closure still.

US Pat. No. 10,432,101

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power conversion apparatus configured to perform electric power conversion between a first DC power and a second DC power, the power conversion apparatus comprising:a first bridge circuit on the first DC power side;
a second bridge circuit on the second DC power side; and
a transformer having a primary-side winding connected to the first bridge circuit and a secondary-side wiring connected to the second bridge circuit,
each of the first bridge circuit and the second bridge circuit including
a first leg and a second leg connected between a positive-electrode power supply line and a negative-electrode power supply line,
each of the first leg and the second leg including
an upper arm and a lower arm connected in series between the positive-electrode power supply line and the negative-electrode power supply line,
each of the upper arm and the lower arm including
a plurality of semiconductor switching devices connected in series and
a plurality of snubber capacitors respectively connected in parallel with the semiconductor switching devices,
the power conversion apparatus further comprising:
an inductance element disposed in a current path from the first leg of the first bridge circuit to the second leg of the first bridge circuit through the primary-side wiring; and
a controller to control the bridge circuit corresponding to the first leg and the second leg such that a dead time period is provided between a turn-on period of the upper arm and a turn-on period of the lower arm included in the first leg and between a turn-on period of the upper arm and a turn-on period of the lower arm included in the second leg,
wherein a value of the inductance element is determined such that a time taken for a current polarity of the inductance element to be reversed from start of the dead time period is longer than the dead time period, and a combined capacitance value of the snubber capacitors in each of the upper arm and the lower arm is determined such that magnetic energy stored in the inductance element is larger than electrostatic energy stored in combined capacitance of the snubber capacitors during the dead time period.

US Pat. No. 10,432,100

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power conversion device comprising:an input part, connected to a direct current power source, comprising a positive electrode side terminal and a negative electrode side terminal;
a choke coil connected to the input part;
an electric power conversion circuit, connected to the input part through the choke coil, equipped with a transformer and switches, the transformer comprising a primary coil and a secondary coil magnetically connected together;
an output part, connected to the electric power conversion circuit, comprising a positive electrode side terminal and a negative electrode side terminal;
an auxiliary coil, connected to the output part and magnetically connected to the choke coil, wound in order to allow a current to flow from the negative electrode side terminal of the output part choke coil to the positive electrode side terminal of the output part choke coil when a current flows from the direct current power source to the choke coil,
a rectifier element, connected in series with the auxiliary coil, configured to prohibit supply of electric power from the direct current power source to the output part through the choke coil and the auxiliary coil, and to prohibit supply of electric power from the output part to the input part, when a closed circuit including the direct current power source and the choke coil by a switching control of the switches; and
a control part configured to perform the switching control of the switches so as to prevent a magnetic flux from being generated in the primary coil, and to prohibit a current from flowing in the secondary coil, and to perform the supply of electric power from the direct current power source to the output part through the choke coil and the auxiliary coil, wherein:
the primary coil of the transformer comprises a center tap,
the switches comprises a first switch and a second switch,
one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the direct current power source is connected to the first switch and the second switch and the other is connected to the center tap of the primary coil, and
the switching control comprises a switch turned-on control and a switch turned-off control, and the control part performs the switch turned-on control and the switch turned-off control alternately,
wherein the first switch and the second switch are turned on simultaneously in the switch turned-on control, and the first switch and the second switch are turned off simultaneously in the switch turned-off control.

US Pat. No. 10,432,090

REFERENCE VOLTAGE GENERATOR WITH ADAPTIVE VOLTAGE AND POWER CIRCUIT

AUDIOWISE TECHNOLOGY INC....

1. A reference voltage generator, comprising:a steady current source configured to provide a steady current;
a PMOS transistor, a source electrode of the PMOS transistor being configured to receive the steady current; and
an NMOS transistor, a drain electrode of the NMOS transistor being electrically connected to a drain electrode of the PMOS transistor at a node,
wherein a reference voltage provided by the reference voltage generator is outputted at the source electrode of the PMOS transistor,
gate electrodes of the PMOS transistor and the NMOS transistor are connected to the node such that the drain and gate electrodes of the PMOS transistor and the drain and gate electrodes of the NMOS transistor are connected together, and
at least one additional PMOS transistor or at least one additional NMOS transistor is further coupled between the drain electrodes of the NMOS transistor and the PMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,432,070

ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE, ELEVATOR HOIST, AND METHOD FOR MAGNETIZING AND DEMAGNETIZING PERMANENT MAGNET OF ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A rotating electric machine comprising:a stator including an armature core including a back yoke having an annular shape, a plurality of magnetic pole teeth extending radially inward from the back yoke, and slots surrounded by the back yoke and the magnetic pole teeth, and
a plurality of coils each of which is wound so as to straddle a plurality of the magnetic pole teeth and is disposed in the slots; and
a rotor including a rotary shaft, a magnetic yoke provided on an outer peripheral side of the rotary shaft, and a plurality of permanent magnets disposed at predetermined intervals on an outer peripheral surface of the magnetic yoke, wherein
the coils include armature coils for driving the rotating electric machine and a non-armature coil for magnetizing or demagnetizing the permanent magnets of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,432,064

HUB MOTOR ARRANGEMENT OR VEHICLE WITH HUB MOTOR ARRANGEMENT

RAZOR USA LLC, Cerritos,...

1. A hub motor arrangement, comprising:a housing defining an interior space and an axis of rotation;
an axle defining the axis of rotation of the housing, wherein a first end portion of the axle is located outside of the interior space of the housing and a second end portion of the axle is located within the interior space of the housing such that the axle does not pass completely through the housing;
a first plurality of planet gears, each of the first plurality of planet gears supported on a first planet carrier, the first planet carrier comprising a carrier sun gear;
a second plurality of planet gears, each of the second plurality of planet gears supported on a second planet carrier and driven by the carrier sun gear;
a motor, wherein the first plurality of planet gears and the second plurality of planet gears are positioned between the axle and the motor along the axis of rotation;
a sun gear driven by the motor and that drives the first plurality of planet gears;
a ring gear driven by the first plurality of planet gears and the second plurality of planet gears, wherein the ring gear drives the housing for rotation about the axis of rotation;
wherein the motor is coupled for rotation with the ring gear and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,432,018

POWER SUPPLY BUS CIRCUIT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A power supply bus circuit comprising a high-voltage power supply circuit, wherein the high-voltage power supply circuit comprises:at least two alternating current/direct current (AC/DC) converters, wherein each of the AC/DC converters comprises a power grid feedback circuit;
at least two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power supply buses, wherein each of the HVDC power supply buses is electrically coupled to a separate AC/DC converter of the at least two AC/DC converters;
at least one high-voltage backup power supply electrically coupled to at least one of the HVDC power supply buses; and
at least one direct current/direct current (DC/DC) converter,
wherein each of the AC/DC converters comprises a corresponding mains end,
wherein a first AC/DC converter of the AC/DC converters is electrically coupled to one HVDC power supply bus of the HVDC power supply buses,
wherein the first AC/DC converter is configured to:
connect to mains using a first mains end of the AC/DC converter;
adjust the alternating current at the mains into a direct current; and
output the direct current to a first HVDC power supply bus,
wherein the first HVDC power supply bus is electrically coupled to the first AC/DC converter,
wherein the power grid feedback circuit is configured to:
receive the direct current from the first HVDC power supply bus when the high-voltage backup power supply discharges;
invert the direct current into an alternating current; and
output the alternating current through the first mains end of the first AC/DC converter,
wherein a first DC/DC converter is electrically coupled between two of the HVDC power supply buses, and
wherein the first DC/DC converter is configured to perform voltage conversion on the direct current between the two HVDC power supply buses that are coupled to the first DC/DC converter so as to implement mutual backup of power supplies between the two HVDC power supply buses.

US Pat. No. 10,431,990

SYSTEM FOR POWERING AND CONTROLLING FURNITURE-MOUNTED LIGHT FIXTURES

THE WIREMOLD COMPANY, We...

1. A switching system for a fixture, the switching system comprising:a first switch unit comprising:
a first housing;
a first switch actuator actuatable from an exterior of the first housing;
a first power cord extending outward from the housing, the first power cord having an integrally formed standard power connector at its distal end;
an electrical receptacle formed in the first housing and configured to receive a corresponding power connector of a cord electrically connected to the fixture; and
a first connection cord extending outward from the first housing, the first connection cord having one of a corresponding male or female connector integrally formed at its distal end; and
a second switch unit comprising:
a second housing;
a second switch actuator actuatable from an exterior of the second housing;
a second power cord extending outward from the second housing, the second power cord having an integrally formed standard power connector at its distal end; and
a second connection cord extending outward from the second housing, the second connection cord having the other of the corresponding male or female connector integrally formed at its distal end; and
wherein the corresponding male and female connectors are connectable to provide a three-way switching electrical connection between the first switch unit and the second switch unit.

US Pat. No. 10,431,987

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAINTAINING PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT REACTIVE POWER CAPABILITY

SUNPOWER CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A control system comprising:a monitor input for receiving a monitor signal indicative of an input voltage of an inverter system, wherein the inverter system is configured to provide a specified amount of reactive power to a point of interconnection with an electric grid;
a control output for outputting a control signal to a voltage-clipping device of a solar panel system supplying a solar output voltage to the inverter system; and
a control circuit configured to perform operations comprising:
determining, using the monitor signal, that the input voltage of the inverter system exceeds a threshold voltage; and
in response to determining that the input voltage of the inverter system exceeds the threshold voltage, causing, using the control signal, the voltage-clipping device to reduce the solar output voltage by shorting out one or more photovoltaic solar cells of the solar panel system, wherein the threshold voltage is selected so that reducing the solar output voltage reduces the input voltage of the inverter system below an inverter threshold at which, if exceeded, the inverter system cannot supply the specified amount of reactive power; wherein the control circuit is configured to cause the voltage-clipping device to reduce the solar output voltage by modulating an output voltage of the inverter system or an output current of the inverter system or both.

US Pat. No. 10,431,986

DISTRIBUTED GENERATOR AUTOMATIC PROVISIONING

INFINITE INVENTION INC., ...

1. A method implemented by a distributed generator integration device that connects a distributed generator to the electrical grid, the method comprising:initiating machine-to-machine communications between the distributed generator integration device and the distributed generator, having at least a data connection therebetween,
wherein the distributed generator integration device is a meter collar that connects directly to the power output of the distributed generator, and
wherein power generated by the distributed generator is less than 1 MW;
automatically retrieving data from the connected distributed generator to provide the distributed generator integration device with specification and performance data;
establishing control of the connected distributed generator by the distributed generator integration device based on the retrieved data;
adding and configuring the distributed generator integration device and the connected distributed generator to be controlled and monitored by a centralized operator distributed generation control and monitoring system; and
relaying control signals from the centralized operator distributed generation control and monitoring system to the connected distributed generator; and
relaying monitoring data from the electrically connected distributed generator to the centralized operator distributed generation control and monitoring system.

US Pat. No. 10,431,985

POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD

IMEON ENERGY, Brest (FR)...

1. A power management method, comprising steps of:measuring voltages and currents of a power source, an electrical output and a battery;
calculating a power generated by the power source, a power consumed by the electrical output and a power exchanged with the battery;
connecting the power source, the electrical output, the battery and an electrical grid:
the power source is connected to the electrical output to supply the electrical output with a power in response to a determination that the power generated by the power source is higher than the power consumed by the electrical output;
the power source is connected to the battery to supply the battery with power in response to a determination that the power generated by the power source is higher than the power exchanged with the battery; or
otherwise the power source is connected to the electrical grid;
transmitting, to a monitoring device, measurements of electrical generation and information on consumption and control possibility of one or more remote systems;
connecting the electrical output to the power source, the battery or the electrical grid in accordance with a tariff per kWh provided by a public electricity grid, wherein the electrical output is connected either to:
the power source, then to the battery in response to determination that the power generated by the power source is lower than the power consumed by the electrical output, then to the electrical grid in response to determination that a measurand of a state of charge of the battery in the measuring step expressed as a percentage (%) is lower than a predetermined limit value in response to determination that the tariff per kWh is based on a peak time rate; or
the power source, then to the electrical grid in response to determination that the power generated by the power source is lower than the power consumed by the electrical output in response to the determination that the tariff per kWh is based on an off-peak rate, then to the battery in response to determination that there is an outage on the electrical grid;
calculating a first remaining power by subtracting the power consumed by the electrical output from the power generated by the power source;
connecting the power source to the battery to provide the first remaining power to charge the battery in response to determination that the measurand of the state of charge of the battery is lower than the predetermined limit value and a measurand of the first remaining power is higher than zero;
calculating a second remaining power by subtracting the power exchanged with the battery from the first remaining power;
connecting the power source to the electric grid to provide the second remaining power to the electrical grid in response to determination that a measurand of the second remaining power is higher than zero; and
connecting the power source to the electric grid to provide the first remaining power to the electrical grid in response to determination that the measurand of the state of charge of the battery is higher than the predetermined limit value.

US Pat. No. 10,431,954

LASER COMPONENT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A laser component comprising:a housing;
a laser chip arranged in the housing; and
a conversion element for radiation conversion arranged in the housing, wherein the conversion element is irradiatable with laser radiation of the laser chip,
wherein the conversion element comprises 1) a phosphor layer, 2) a thermally conductive layer that dissipates heat from the phosphor layer, and 3) a reflective layer,
the phosphor layer is irradiatable with laser radiation of the laser chip via the reflective layer, and
the reflective layer is configured such that the laser radiation is transmitted by the reflective layer, thereby introduced into the phosphor layer and at least partly converted, and such that the reflective layer provides for reflection of conversion radiation generated in the phosphor layer,
both the reflective layer and the thermally conductive layer are directly arranged on a side of the phosphor layer facing the laser chip,
the phosphor layer is partly concealed by the thermally conductive layer, and
the reflective layer is arranged in a region on the phosphor layer in which the phosphor layer is not concealed by the thermally conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,949

TERMINAL CONNECTOR PLIERS

JETOOL CORP., New Taipei...

1. A terminal connector pliers, used for crimping a cable to a connector housing to form a terminal connector, comprising:a main body, having a through-hole, wherein a placement position of the connector housing is disposed inside the through-hole, and a guide structure is disposed near the placement position;
a first linking body and a second linking body, pivoted to the main body via a first pivot, wherein the first linking body is pivoted to a third linking body, the second linking body is pivoted to a fourth linking body, the third linking body and the fourth linking body are pivoted to a crimping block via a second pivot, and a movement track of the crimping block is guided by the guide structure to move the crimping block into or out of the through-hole, wherein
when a plurality of wires of the cable penetrate through the connector housing and are placed into the placement position, the first linking body and the second linking body are forced to drive the third linking body and the fourth linking body, so as to move the crimping block into the through-hole to crimp the wires to the connector housing; and
a cutting mechanism, disposed near an outer edge of the through-hole and linked to the crimping block, wherein after the wires of the cable penetrate through the connector housing and are placed into the placement position, parts of the wires penetrate out of the main body, so that when the crimping block is moved into the through-hole, the cutting mechanism moves along with the crimping block to cut out the parts of the wires, so as to make remaining parts of the wires flush with the connector housing,
wherein the cutting mechanism comprises a first primary knife and a first secondary knife opposite to each other, and one of the first primary knife and the first secondary knife is assembled on the main body, and the other of the first primary knife and the first secondary knife is assembled on the crimping block,
wherein an end of a first return spring is hooked to the first linking body, and the other end of the first return spring is hooked to the main body,
wherein a rotatable bump is disposed on the second linking body, an end of a second return spring is hooked to the rotatable bump, the other end of the second return spring is hooked to the second linking body, a ratchet block is disposed on the first linking body to be moved along with the first linking body, a pivoting portion of the first linking body and the third linking body is connected to the ratchet block, the ratchet block is provided with a plurality of ratchet teeth and a plurality of tooth gaps formed between every two adjacent ratchet teeth, at least one tooth gap is formed to be larger than the rest of the tooth gaps, a position between the first linking body and the second linking body can be fixed by engaging the ratchet teeth with the rotatable bump, such that the ratchet block on the first linking body disables the first linking body from actuating the third linking body pivoted thereon with rotational movement, and the rotatable bump is rotated to be fallen within a space of the at least one tooth gap that is formed to be larger, so that the ratchet teeth can be disengaged from the rotatable bump to release engagement between the first linking body and the second linking body.

US Pat. No. 10,431,944

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUS...

1. An electric vehicle charging connector assembly comprising a plug connector and a receptacle connector docking with the plug connector, wherein:the plug connector includes:
a first insulating body having a first outer ring base and a first inner ring base inside the first outer ring base, the first inner ring base protruding towards the first outer ring base to form a plurality of columns extending longitudinally, each two of the plurality of the columns defining a guiding groove therebetween;
a first circuit board disposed at a side of the first insulating body and having a plurality of first through holes each located corresponding to the guiding groove and having a plurality of first wire holes and a plurality of first wires penetrating through the plurality of the first wire holes;
a plurality of contact terminals each having a first main section and a first fixed section, the first main section being inserted in the guiding groove, the first fixed section integrally extending from the first main section and being inserted in each of the plurality of the first through holes of the first circuit board;
a first electrode unit including a first conducting sleeve and a second conducting sleeve, the first conducting sleeve being positively charged, the second conducting sleeve being negatively charged; and
a first jumper unit electrically connected with the first electrode unit and including a first jumper body and a second jumper body;
the receptacle connector includes:
a second insulating body having a second outer ring base and an inner side of the second outer ring base defined with an outer ring groove, a retaining wall rising from a middle of the outer ring groove, the retaining wall extending laterally to form a stair surface, a plurality of slits are disposed on the stair surface;
a second circuit board disposed at a side of the second insulating body and having a plurality of second through holes located corresponding to the plurality of the slits and having a plurality of second wire holes and a plurality of second wires penetrating through the plurality of the second wire holes;
a plurality of docking terminals each having a second main section and a second fixed section, the second main section abutting on the retaining wall, the second fixed section integrally extending from the second main section and being inserted in each of the plurality of the second through holes of the second circuit board through each of the plurality of the slits;
a second electrode unit including a third conducting sleeve and a fourth conducting sleeve, the third conducting sleeve being negatively charged, the fourth conducting sleeve being positively charged; and
a second jumper unit electrically connected with the second electrode unit and including a third jumper body and a fourth jumper body.

US Pat. No. 10,431,934

CONNECTOR

Japan Aviation Electronic...

1. A connector mountable on a circuit board and mateable with a mating connector along a mating direction, wherein:the connector comprises a housing and a plurality of contacts which include two or more signal contacts for signal transmission and two or more predetermined contacts maintained at predetermined voltage levels;
the housing holds the contacts;
each of the contacts has a horizontal portion extending along the mating direction, an intersecting portion extending along an intersecting direction intersecting with the mating direction, a fixed portion extending from the intersecting portion and fixed to the circuit board when the connector is used, and a coupling portion coupling the horizontal portion and the intersecting portion to each other;
the contacts include one or more first contact groups;
each of the first contact groups consists of two of the predetermined contacts and one differential pair of two of the signal contacts;
for each of the first contact groups, the contacts are arranged in a pitch direction perpendicular to the mating direction, and the differential pair is located between the predetermined contacts in the pitch direction;
for each of the first contact groups, a size of the coupling portion of each of the predetermined contacts in the pitch direction is larger than another size of the coupling portion of each of the signal contacts in the pitch direction, and a size of the intersecting portion of each of the predetermined contacts in the pitch direction is larger than another size of the intersecting portion of each of the signal contacts in the pitch direction; and
the horizontal portion of each of the predetermined contacts of each of the first contact groups includes a contact portion which is to be brought into contact with a corresponding one of mating contacts of the mating connector, and for each of the predetermined contacts of each of the first contact groups, a size of the intersecting portion in the pitch direction is larger than another size of the contact portion in the pitch direction.

US Pat. No. 10,431,931

ELECTRICAL UNIT AND ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical unit, comprising:a housing member;
a slider configured to slide along an outer surface of the housing member and selectively retain an electrical connector relative to the housing member; and
a bracket fixed to the housing member, the bracket restricting movement of the slider in at least one direction;
wherein the bracket includes a protrusion; the housing member includes a bracket recess; the bracket includes a securing tab and is fixed to the housing member via the securing tab; and the protrusion is disposed at least partially in the bracket recess.

US Pat. No. 10,431,928

ANGLED CONTACT PIN FOR BEING PRESSED INTO A CONTACT PIN RECEPTACLE, A CONNECTOR WITH AT LEAST ONE CONTACT PIN AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CONNECTOR

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A contact pin, comprising:a contact section extending substantially parallel to a contacting direction in which the contact pin is pressed into a contact pin receptacle;
a mounting section angled with respect to the contact section; and a transition region connecting the contact section and the mounting section, the transition region having a recess forming a substantially planar engagement surface, a depth of the recess extends from a rear side of the contact pin in the contacting direction to over a middle of a cross-section of the mounting section, the depth of the recess is less than a depth of the mounting section in the contacting direction, a height of the recess extends in a direction parallel to the mounting section into the transition region from an upper side edge of the contact pin opposite the mounting section.

US Pat. No. 10,431,919

CONNECTOR FOR ELECTRICAL POWER CABLES

NEXANS, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A connector for two electrical energy cables, wherein the connector has two connector parts, a plug and a socket, each having an opening along its main axis in which a stripped conductor of a cable can be introduced, and which is tightly connectable with a conductor of the cable, the plug and socket suitable to create a detachable electrical contact between the conductors,whereby the socket has a hollow space running in the longitudinal direction and the plug has a projecting bolt running in the longitudinal direction, which in the mounting position is inserted in the hollow space of the socket,
whereby the hollow space of the socket and the outer surface of the plug have an identical truncated conical shape to each other, so that the plug is fixable in the hollow space of the socket,
wherein the bolt has a circumferential recess, and
wherein the connector further has a pin as a locking means, which is inserted into the recess in the mounting position, by which the bolt and socket are held in an operative position, whereby the pin is arranged so that the axis is right angled to a connector axis of the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,431,902

WAVEGUIDE SLOTTED ARRAY ANTENNA

Ningbo University, Zheji...

1. A waveguide slotted array antenna, comprising:a feed layer; and
a radiation layer,
wherein the feed layer is located below the radiation layer,
wherein the radiation layer comprises a first radiation unit, a second radiation unit, a third radiation unit and a fourth radiation unit which are stacked from bottom to top,
wherein the first radiation unit comprises a first flat metal plate and a first radiation array arranged on the first flat metal plate,
wherein the first radiation array comprises n2 radiation cavities which are arranged at intervals, wherein n=2k , and k is a positive integer which is equal to or greater than two,
wherein the n2 radiation cavities are rectangular concave cavities formed in the upper surface of the first flat metal plate, and the n2 radiation cavities are distributed on the first flat metal plate in n rows and n columns,
wherein first matching plates are separately arranged in the middle of the front side wall and the middle of the rear side wall of each radiation cavity, and second matching plates are separately arranged in the middle of the left side wall and the middle of the right side wall of each radiation cavity; with the front side wall direction of each radiation cavity as the length direction and the left side wall direction of each radiation cavity as the width direction, the height of each first matching plate and the height of each second matching plate are equal to that of each radiation cavity; the upper end faces of the first matching plates and the upper end faces of the second matching plates are located on the same plane with the upper end face of the first flat metal plate,
wherein the length of each first matching plate is smaller than one fifth of the length of each radiation cavity, and the width of each first matching plate is smaller than one fifth of the width of each radiation cavity; the length of each second matching plate is smaller than one fifth of the length of each radiation cavity, and the width of each second matching plate is smaller than one third of the width of each radiation cavity,
wherein an input port extending to the lower surface of the first flat metal plate is arranged at the bottom end of each radiation cavity, and the input ports are rectangular ports; the front side wall of each input port is parallel to the front side wall of the corresponding radiation cavity, the left side wall of each input port is parallel to the left side wall of the corresponding radiation cavity, the center of each input port overlaps with the center of the corresponding radiation cavity, the length of each input port is smaller than the distance between the two corresponding second matching plates, and the width of each input port is smaller than the distance between the two corresponding first matching plates,
wherein the second radiation unit comprises a second flat metal plate and a second radiation array arranged on the second flat metal plate,
wherein the second radiation array comprises n2 first radiation sets which are arranged at intervals, and the n2 first radiation sets are distributed on the second flat metal plate in n rows and n columns and communicated with the n2 radiation cavities in a one-to-one correspondence mode,
wherein each first radiation set comprises four first radiation holes which are distributed in two rows and two columns at intervals,
wherein the first radiation holes are rectangular holes extending from the upper surface to the lower surface of the second flat metal plate, the four first radiation holes in the first radiation set are located over the n2 radiation cavities correspondingly communicated with the four first radiation holes; the front side walls of the two first radiation holes located in the first row are flush with the front side walls of the corresponding n2 radiation cavities, and the rear side walls of the two first radiation holes located in the second row are flush with the rear side walls of the corresponding n2 radiation cavities; the left side walls of the two first radiation holes located in the first column are flush with the left side walls of the corresponding n2 radiation cavities, and the right side walls of the two first radiation holes located in the second column are flush with the right side walls of the corresponding n2 radiation cavities,
wherein the third radiation unit comprises a third flat metal plate and a third radiation array arranged on the third flat metal plate,
wherein the third radiation array comprises n2 second radiation sets which are arranged at intervals, and the n2 second radiation sets are distributed on the third flat metal plate in n rows and n columns and communicated with the n2 first radiation sets in a one-to-one correspondence mode,
wherein each second radiation set comprises four second radiation holes which are distributed in two rows and two columns at intervals,
wherein the second radiation holes are rectangular holes extending from the upper surface to the lower surface of the third flat metal plate, the four second radiation holes in the second radiation set completely overlap with the four first radiation holes in the first radiation set communicated with the second radiation set in a one-to-one correspondence mode after clockwise rotating by 22.5 degrees around the center,
the fourth radiation unit comprises a fourth flat metal plate and a fourth radiation array arranged on the fourth flat metal plate,
wherein the fourth radiation array comprises n2 third radiation sets which are arranged at intervals, and the n2 third radiation sets are distributed on the fourth flat metal plate in n rows and n columns and communicated with the n2 second radiation sets in a one-to-one correspondence mode,
wherein each third radiation set comprises four third radiation holes which are distributed in two rows and two columns at intervals,
wherein the third radiation holes are rectangular holes extending from the upper surface to the lower surface of the fourth flat metal plate, the four third radiation holes in the third radiation set are communicated with the four second radiation holes in the corresponding second radiation set in a one-to-one correspondence mode, and the center of each third radiation hole overlaps with the center of the second radiation hole communicated with the third radiation hole; each third radiation hole can anticlockwise deflect by 22.5 degrees around the center relative to the corresponding second radiation hole,
wherein the length of each third radiation hole is greater than that of each second radiation hole and smaller than 1.5 times of the length of each second radiation hole, and the width of each third radiation hole is greater than two times of the width of each second radiation hole and smaller than three times of the width of each second radiation hole;
wherein a rectangular metal strip is arranged in each third radiation hole, wherein the left end face of the rectangular metal strip is connected with the left side wall of the third radiation hole, and the right end face of the rectangular metal strip is connected with the right side wall of the third radiation hole; the distance from the front end face of the rectangular metal strip to the front side wall of the third radiation hole is equal to the distance from the rear end face of the rectangular metal strip to the rear side wall of the third radiation hole; the upper end face of the rectangular metal strip is located on the same plane with the upper end face of the fourth flat metal plate,
wherein the height of the rectangular metal strip is smaller than that of the third radiation hole, the width of the rectangular metal strip is smaller than one third of the width of third radiation hole, and the length of the rectangular metal strip is equal to that of the third radiation hole,
wherein the first flat metal plate, the second flat metal plate, the third flat metal plate and the fourth flat metal plate are rectangular plates with equal lengths and widths, and the edges of the four flat metal plates are aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,431,897

MICROWAVE GAIN MEDIUM WITH NEGATIVE REFRACTIVE INDEX

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A microwave gain medium (100) having a negative refractive index adapted to be placed in a rectangular waveguide to form a volumetric structure, the medium (100) comprising:(a) a unit cell (102) comprising a substrate (104);
(b) a linear sub-wavelength wire (106) printed on the substrate (104) of the unit cell (102);
(c) a circular-shaped split ring resonator (110) printed on the substrate (104) of the unit cell (102), the circular-shaped split ring resonator (110) overlays the linear sub-wavelength wire (106);
(d) a first negative resistance device (112) being embedded at a horizontal symmetry axis of the linear sub-wavelength wire (106), which causes the sub-wavelength wire (106) to exhibit a negative permittivity;
(e) a second negative resistance device (212) being embedded at an opposite end of a split point on the split ring resonator (110), which causes the split ring resonator (110) to exhibit a negative permeability;
wherein a microwave incident on the medium (100) induces the sub-wavelength wire (106), the split ring resonator (110), and the first and second negative resistance devices (212) in the unit cell (102) to electromagnetically interface, which effects a gain in the medium (100), thus providing a spatial amplification of the incident microwave, while the medium (100) maintains a negative refractive index, thereby eliminating an energy loss.

US Pat. No. 10,431,896

MULTIBAND ANTENNA WITH PHASE-CENTER CO-ALLOCATED FEED

CUBIC CORPORATION, San D...

1. A multiband antenna for operation at two or more selected wavelengths, the multiband antenna comprising:a first cavity having first sidewalls disposed within the antenna, the first sidewalls extending upward from the interior of the antenna to an upper surface of the antenna such that the first sidewalls provide a first aperture having an annular shape in the upper surface;
a second cavity having second sidewalls disposed within the antenna, the second sidewalls extending upward from the interior of the antenna to the upper surface of the antenna such that the second sidewalls provide a second aperture having an annular shape in the upper surface, the second aperture disposed internally to the first aperture within the upper surface;
a first pair of excitation probes disposed within the first cavity; and
a second pair of excitation probes disposed within the second cavity;
wherein each of the first and second cavities has a cross-sectional shape in a plane perpendicular to the upper surface which is “L”-shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,431,893

OMNIDIRECTIONAL MULTIBAND ANTENNA

King Saud University, Ri...

1. An omnidirectional multiband antenna, comprising:an electrically conductive conical surface having a vertex end and a base end;
at least one electrically conductive annular member mounted on the base end of the electrically conductive conical surface, the at least one electrically conductive annular member having a plurality of stacked segments and a corrugated exterior surface;
a ground plane plate having opposed first and second surfaces, the vertex end of the electrically conductive conical surface being positioned adjacent to, and spaced apart from, the first surface of the ground plane plate;
a plurality of cylindrical rods, each of the rods having opposed first and second ends, the first end of each of the rods being secured to the at least one electrically conductive annular member, the second end of each of the rods being mounted on the first surface of the ground plane plate; and
a coaxial cable having a center conductor and an outer conductor, the center conductor being in electrical communication with the vertex end of the electrically conductive conical surface, and the outer conductor being in electrical communication with the ground plane plate.

US Pat. No. 10,431,891

ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An antenna arrangement, comprising:a first antenna element;
a second antenna element that at least partially overlaps with the first antenna element within a crossing region, the first antenna element and the second antenna element being disposed on different surfaces of a common support plane;
an inductance coil that is formed by an inductor that is conductively coupled to the first antenna element and the second antenna element at the crossing region;
a first coupling element being galvanically isolated from the first antenna element, wherein the first coupling element is configured to capacitively couple to the first antenna element;
a second coupling element being galvanically isolated from the second antenna element, wherein the second coupling element is configured to capacitively couple to the second antenna element; and
a first choke element disposed on the same surface of the common support plane as the first antenna element and at least partially overlapping with the second antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,431,885

ANTENNA SYSTEM AND ANTENNA STRUCTURE THEREOF

WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION...

1. An antenna structure, comprising:a substrate;
a radiation element disposed on the substrate, the radiation element including a first radiation portion for providing a first operating band, a second radiation portion for providing a second operating band and a coupling portion connected between the first radiation portion and the second radiation portion;
a coupling element disposed on the substrate, the coupling element and the coupling portion being separated from each other and coupling to each other;
a grounding element separated from the coupling portion of the radiation element;
a feeding element coupled between the coupling element and the grounding element for feeding a signal; and
a conducting element coupled between the coupling element and the grounding element for transmitting the signal to the grounding element,
wherein the coupling element and the coupling portion are not physically connected with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,431,873

DIVERSITY ANTENNA FOR BODYPACK TRANSMITTER

Shure Acquisitions Holdin...

1. An antenna assembly, comprising:a non-conductive housing having an open end;
an antenna element positioned inside the non-conductive housing;
an electrical cable having a first end electrically coupled to the antenna element and a second end extending out from the open end of the non-conductive housing;
at least two different dielectric materials positioned inside the non-conductive housing and in contact with the antenna element; and
a conductive gasket coupled to a portion of the electrical cable that is located adjacent to the open end and outside the non-conductive housing.

US Pat. No. 10,431,855

GRAPHITE-CARBOHYDRATE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES WITH CARBONIZED CARBOHYDRATES

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for making composite anode material comprising:milling graphite particles with carbohydrate particles to yield graphite-carbohydrate particles,
milling the graphite-carbohydrate particles with anode material particles having a native oxide layer, to form a graphite-carbohydrate layer over at least part of a surface of the anode material particles, and
carbonizing the milled anode material particles to form composite anode material particles which are de-oxidized and have at least a partial composite porous carbon-graphite coating forming an at least partial porous graphite shell over the anode material particles.

US Pat. No. 10,431,848

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode plate including a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode mixture layer, formed thereon, containing a positive electrode active material; a negative electrode plate including a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer, formed thereon, containing a negative electrode active material; a separator; a nonaqueous electrolyte; an outer can; and a sealing body, wherein the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate are wound with the separator therebetween;the positive electrode active material contains a lithium-nickel composite oxide;
the lithium-nickel composite oxide is represented by the formula LiaNibCocAldO2 (0 the negative electrode active material contains graphite and a silicon material;
the negative electrode plate having two short sides and two long sides, wherein the two short sides oppose each other in a longitudinal direction, and each short side of said two short sides include a negative electrode current collector exposed portion not covered by the negative electrode mixture layer; and
the negative electrode current collector-exposed portions are each connected to a negative electrode tab.

US Pat. No. 10,431,843

FRAME BODY, CELL FRAME, CELL STACK, AND REDOX FLOW BATTERY

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A frame body for a cell frame of a redox flow battery,the frame body comprising an outer peripheral portion that is to face and contact, when a plurality of the cell frames are stacked, a frame body of another cell frame that is adjacent to the cell frame,
the outer peripheral portion including a thin region whose thickness gradually decreases in a direction from a center of the frame body toward an outer periphery of the frame body,
the frame body having a through window disposed in a central portion of the frame body, and
the frame body being formed of a resin,
wherein the thickness of the thin region gradually decreases by gradual tapering from a first flat surface of the frame body toward the outer periphery of the frame body, and by tapering from a second flat surface of the frame body toward the outer periphery of the frame body, the tapering from the first flat surface opposing the tapering from the second flat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,431,839

METHOD OF PRODUCTION OF CHANNEL MEMBER FOR FUEL CELL

FUTAMURA KAGAKU KABUSHIKI...

1. A method of production of a channel member for fuel cell use comprising:a step of obtaining a sheet-shaped first conductor part containing a first resin and a carbon material,
a step of laying a sheet-shaped second conductor part containing a second resin with a lower melting point than said first resin and a carbon material on at least one surface of said first conductor part to form a sheet-shaped base part,
a step of transferring a grooved surface to a surface of said base part to form a grooved base part provided with groove parts,
a step of laying a sheet-shaped third conductor part containing a third resin with a lower melting point than said first resin and a carbon material on the surface of said grooved base part where said groove parts are formed, and
a step of integrally joining said grooved base part, and said third conductor part by hot melt bonding to cover said groove parts.

US Pat. No. 10,431,829

ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, AND ANODE, ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A negative electrode active material for secondary batteries comprising:polyhedral crystalline carbon having 5 sides to 20 sides;
a first surface treatment layer disposed on a surface of the polyhedral crystalline carbon and
a second surface treatment layer disposed on an entire surface of the first surface treatment layer,
wherein the first surface treatment layer comprises amorphous carbon or oxidized crystalline carbon, and
the second surface treatment layer comprises a polyacrylic acid ester copolymer
wherein the polyacrylic acid ester copolymer is present in an amount of 0.1 to 10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the polyhedral crystalline carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,431,816

BATTERY CELL WITH INCREASED TAB AREA AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A battery cell, comprising:a first electrode foil, including:
a first body having long edges defining a length, and short edges defining a width, wherein a ratio of the length to width is at least five; and
a first tab extending from one of the long edges, wherein the first tab is entirely between one of the short edges and a midpoint of the long edge;
a first coating formed of one of an anodic material and a cathodic material substantially covering the first body of the first electrode foil;
a second electrode foil, including:
a second body having long edges defining a length, and short edges defining a width, wherein a ratio of the length to width is at least five; and
a second tab extending from one of the long edges, wherein the second tab is entirely between one of the short edges and a midpoint of the long edge, and wherein the second tab of the second electrode foil is opposite the first tab of the first electrode foil; and
a second coating formed of the other of the anodic material and the cathodic material substantially covering the second body of the second electrode foil,
wherein a first tab length of the first tab is at least 45 percent of the length of the first body, and a second tab length of the second tab is at least 45 percent of the length of the second body.

US Pat. No. 10,431,788

HOLDING-DOWN MEANS FOR FIXING BATTERY CELLS IN A BATTERY SUBMODULE, AND BATTERY SUBMODULE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A holding-down apparatus (100) for fixing battery cells (2) in a battery submodule (70), comprising:positioning elements (110) for positioning the holding-down apparatus (100) relative to the battery cells (2),
guide elements (120) for guiding cell connectors (80) which connect the battery cells (2),
gas-venting openings (130) which pass through from a top side (104) to a bottom side (106) in a central region (102) of the holding-down apparatus (100), and
sealing elements (132) positioned on the bottom side of the holding-down apparatus, each sealing element being a ring surrounding a respective gas-venting opening (130).

US Pat. No. 10,431,719

DISPLAY WITH COLOR CONVERSION

X-Celeprint Limited, Cor...

1. A color-conversion structure, comprising:an article comprising a color-conversion material disposed within a color-conversion layer, wherein the color-conversion material re-emits or redirects light by absorbing electromagnetic radiation of a relatively higher frequency and emitting electromagnetic radiation of a relatively lower frequency;
at least a portion of a tether connected to the article, wherein the at least a portion of a tether extends from the article.

US Pat. No. 10,431,713

NITRIDE UNDERLAYER AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

XIAMEN SANAN OPTOELECTRON...

1. A nitride underlayer comprising, from bottom up:a substrate;
a sputtered AlN buffer layer; and
an AlXIn1-X-YGaYN layer (0?X?1, 0?Y?1) grown via MOCVD,
wherein the sputtered AlN buffer layer has a flat surface and band-shaped holes therein formed with laser scanning and configured to provide a stress release path to release stress during growth of the AlXIn1-X-YGaYN layer, and
wherein side walls of the holes and the AlN buffer layer are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,431,702

TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE EMPLOYING THE TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A transparent electrode having a laminate structure comprising:a first metal oxide layer having an amorphous structure and electroconductivity,
a metal layer which comprises a metallic material comprising silver or copper,
a second metal oxide layer having an amorphous structure and electroconductivity, and
a third metal oxide layer having an amorphous structure and continuity,
stacked in this order.

US Pat. No. 10,431,644

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light-emitting display apparatus comprising:a display unit on a substrate, the display unit comprising a thin film transistor comprising an active layer, a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode that are electrically coupled;
a pad unit at one outer side of the display unit on the substrate; a wiring unit comprising a plurality of wiring layers on the substrate to couple the display unit to the pad unit, each of the plurality of wiring layers comprising a plurality of wirings;
a thin film encapsulating layer covering the display unit, the thin film encapsulating layer comprising a stacked structure of a first inorganic layer, a first organic layer and a second inorganic layer, the first organic layer being between the first and second inorganic layers; and
a protrusion unit on the wiring unit, the protrusion unit overlapping a boundary of the thin film encapsulating layer,
wherein the protrusion unit is spaced apart from the gate electrode, the source electrode and the drain electrode of the thin film transistor,
the protrusion unit overlays with at least one of a boundary of the first inorganic layer and a boundary of the second inorganic layer of the thin film encapsulating layer, and
a portion of the thin film encapsulating layer is between the protrusion unit and the display unit,
wherein the protrusion unit comprises a plurality of support protrusions and a support base supporting the plurality of support protrusions, the display unit further comprises: a pixel electrode coupled to the drain electrode; an opposite electrode facing the pixel electrode;
a light-emitting layer between the pixel electrode and the opposite electrode; a planarization layer between the drain electrode and the pixel electrode; and a pixel defining layer partitioning a region of the light-emitting layer between the pixel electrode and the opposite electrode,
wherein the support base comprises a same material and is on a same layer as the planarization layer, and
the support protrusion comprises a same material and is on a same layer as the pixel defining layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,640

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

17. A display device comprising:a substrate comprising a display area including a plurality of pixels, and a peripheral area outside the display area and including a bending area;
a first conductive layer over the substrate;
a first insulating layer over the first conductive layer;
a second insulating layer over the first insulating layer, overlapping the bending area in a plan view, and having a first edge positioned around the bending area;
a second conductive layer over the second insulating layer such that the second insulating layer is between the second conductive layer and the first insulating layer in a sectional view; and
a third insulating layer over the second conductive layer,
wherein the first conductive layer includes a first signal wire in the peripheral area, extending to cross the first edge of the second insulating layer in the plan view, and not overlapping the bending area,
wherein the first signal wire includes a first portion that does not overlap by the second insulating layer in the plan view, and
wherein the third insulating layer includes a protector that overlaps at least a portion of the first portion, and has an edge that is parallel with an edge of the first portion in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,431,638

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND OLED DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate comprising: a thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate and a plurality of driver integrated circuits (ICs), wherein the TFT substrate comprises a substrate and a plurality of pixel units disposed on one surface of the substrate; the driver ICs are disposed on the other surface of the substrate and configured to transmit signals to the pixel units, and via holes provided with a conductive material are formed in the substrate and the conductive material is protruded out from the via holes and a protruding portion of the conductive material is connected with output ends of the driver ICs, the pixel units comprise TFTs and pixel electrodes; and the TFTs comprise gate electrodes, active layers, source electrodes and drain electrodes, the gate electrodes are disposed on the substrate; the active layers are disposed over the gate electrodes; channels are provided between the source electrodes and the drain electrodes; the drain electrodes are connected with the pixel electrodes, the pixel units further comprise a gate insulating layer disposed between the gate electrodes and the active layers; through holes corresponding to the via holes are formed in the gate insulating layer and provided with the conductive material, the through holes only pass through the gate insulating layer and the conductive material is in connection with the source electrodes through the via holes and the through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,431,634

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE WITH RECESSES FILLED WITH A PHOSPHOR FILLING LAYER IN THE BASE MATERIAL

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An organic electroluminescence device comprising:a base material including a recessed portion on a surface side;
a reflective layer;
a filling layer having optical transparency;
a first electrode having optical transparency;
an organic layer including at least a light emitting layer; and
a second electrode having optical transparency and light reflectivity,
the reflective layer being disposed at least along a surface of the recessed portion, the filling layer being disposed in the recessed portion through the reflective layer, the first electrode being disposed at least on an upper-layer side of the filling layer, the organic layer being disposed on an upper-layer side of the first electrode, and the second electrode being disposed on an upper-layer side of the organic layer, wherein
the filling layer includes at least one type of phosphor, and
a lower face of the first electrode at a position inside the recessed portion is positioned lower than a plane including the surface side of the base material.

US Pat. No. 10,431,626

IMAGE SENSOR DEVICES

Silicon Optronics, Inc., ...

1. An image sensor device, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of photoelectric conversion units for collecting image signals disposed in the substrate;
a first dielectric layer disposed upon the substrate;
a plurality of metal layers disposed in the first dielectric layer, wherein each metal layer adjacent to the substrate is defined as a first metal layer, and each metal layer adjacent to the top of the first dielectric layer is defined as a top metal layer;
a trench disposed in the first dielectric layer and located between adjacent metal layers, extending from the top of the first dielectric layer towards the substrate to the first metal layer;
a filling material filled in the trench;
a second dielectric layer disposed upon the first dielectric layer and the trench, and directly contacting with the first dielectric layer and the trench; and
a light source or a detected object disposed over the second dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,431,623

METHOD APPLIED TO BJT PIXEL OF IMAGE SENSOR APPARATUS AND IMAGE SENSOR APPARATUS

PixArt Imaging Inc., Hsi...

1. A method applied to a BJT pixel of a pixel array of an image sensor apparatus, comprising:obtaining at least one of a surface quality signal of a first image sensed by the BJT pixel and a shutter turn-on time corresponding to the first image; and
adaptively adjusting a pre-flash time of the BJT pixel for sensing of a second image according to the at least one of the surface quality signal of the first image and the shutter turn-on time corresponding to the first image;
wherein the second image follows the first image.

US Pat. No. 10,431,617

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE AND APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion device, comprising:a substrate including a photoelectric conversion area in which a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are arranged along a main surface;
a film that is disposed on the photoelectric conversion area, and includes an inner surface on a side of the substrate and an outer surface on a side opposite to the side of the substrate;
a first member that is disposed between the film and the photoelectric conversion area, includes a bottom surface located on the side of the substrate, a top surface located on the side opposite to the side of the substrate, and a side surface connecting the bottom surface and the top surface, and includes a light shielding body;
a second member disposed at least between the film and the top surface; and
a color filter that is disposed above the substrate so that the film is arranged between the color filter and a photoelectric conversion portion in the photoelectric conversion area,
wherein a distance from the main surface to the top surface is smaller than a distance from the main surface to the color filter,
wherein the film includes a first part, a second part, and a third part, the first part overlapping at least a part of each of the photoelectric conversion portions in a normal direction to the main surface of the substrate, the second part overlapping the top surface in the normal direction, and the third part locating between the first part and the second part,
wherein a distance from the main surface to the inner surface at the first part is smaller than the distance from the main surface to the top surface, a distance from the main surface to the outer surface at the first part is smaller than a distance from the main surface to the outer surface at the second part, and the outer surface at the third part inclines to the top surface,
wherein a front surface of the second member on a side of the film inclines to the top surface, between the film and the top surface in the normal direction, and
wherein one or both of the following (A) and (B) are satisfied,
(A) the second member has a refractive index lower than a refractive index of the film, and
(B) the film and the second member each include a silicon compound, and the second member includes lower nitrogen concentration and/or higher oxygen concentration as compared with the film.

US Pat. No. 10,431,602

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a display area; and
a surrounding area having a first signal line, and a second signal line disposed over, insulated from, and staggered at a staggering region with, the first signal line, the surrounding area encircling the display area;
wherein:
the surrounding area comprises a first zone and a second zone, wherein the first zone and the second zone are configured to have a height difference to form a substantially uneven upper surface of the array substrate to thereby allow a sealant to be securely attached onto the array substrate; and
an upper surface of the first zone is substantially flat across the first zone from over a side of the second signal line to an opposing side of the second signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,431,601

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

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A method for manufacturing an array substrate, comprising:forming, on one side of a substrate, a gate electrode layer, a gate insulation layer located on the gate electrode layer and a semiconductor layer located on the gate insulation layer, wherein the gate electrode layer has a same pattern as the semiconductor layer;
forming an etching stop layer on the semiconductor layer;
forming a first through hole, a second through hole and a third through hole in the etching stop layer by patterning the etching stop layer;
forming a source electrode layer on the etching stop layer and a drain electrode layer on the etching stop layer, wherein the source electrode layer is electrically connected with the semiconductor layer via the first through hole, and the drain electrode layer is electrically connected with the semiconductor layer via the second through hole; and
forming an active layer by etching the semiconductor layer at a location corresponding to the third through hole, wherein the gate electrode layer comprises a first part at the location corresponding to the third through hole and a second part, the second part of the gate electrode layer using a same pattern as the active layer and being different from the first part;
wherein the forming, on one side of the substrate, the gate electrode layer, the gate insulation layer located on the gate electrode layer and the semiconductor layer located on the gate insulation layer comprises:
forming a first metal layer on the substrate, and forming the gate electrode layer by patterning the first metal layer;
forming the gate insulation layer on the gate electrode layer;
forming a semiconductor material layer on the gate insulation layer; and
forming the semiconductor layer by patterning the semiconductor material layer by taking the gate electrode layer as a mask.

US Pat. No. 10,431,600

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A METAL OXIDE FILM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:forming an oxide semiconductor film at a first temperature;
processing the oxide semiconductor film into an island shape;
depositing a material to be a source electrode and a drain electrode over the oxide semiconductor film by a sputtering method;
processing the material to form the source electrode and the drain electrode;
forming a protective insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film, the source electrode and the drain electrode;
heating the protective insulating film at a second temperature which is higher than the first temperature;
forming a metal oxide film over the protective insulating film by a sputtering method; and
heating the protective insulating film at a third temperature which is higher than the first temperature,
wherein at least one of the second temperature and the third temperature is the highest in the method.

US Pat. No. 10,431,597

RF ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPRISING CAVITIES BURIED UNDER RF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS OF THE CIRCUIT

1. An RF electronic circuit comprising:a single unitary substrate comprising at least one support layer and a semiconducting surface layer located on the support layer;
at least one electronic component able to carry out at least one of an RF signal transmission and/or reception and/or processing functions, and made in or on a first region of the semiconducting surface layer; and
a matrix of cavities located in at least one first region of the support layer located under the first region of the semiconducting surface layer and not in the semiconducting surface layer, facing at least the electronic component, and such that internal volumes of the cavities are separated and isolated from each other by portions of the support layer,
wherein one lateral dimension of each said cavity is greater than or equal to about 10 ?m, and
wherein the cavities are aligned underneath said at least one electronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,431,594

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a lower stack;
a first upper stack disposed on the lower stack;
a second upper stack disposed on the lower stack, and spaced apart from the first upper stack by a select line separation trench;
first plugs configured to pass through the first upper stack and the lower stack, each of the first plugs including a sidewall protruding further into the select line separation trench than a sidewall of the first upper stack facing the select line separation trench to define a sidewall of the select line separation trench;
second plugs configured to pass through the second upper stack and the lower stack, each of the second plugs including a sidewall protruding further into the select line separation trench than a sidewall of the second upper stack facing the select line separation trench to define a sidewall of the select line separation trench; and
a select line separation layer formed along a contour of the protruded sidewalls of the first and second plugs in the select line separation trench.

US Pat. No. 10,431,588

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND RELATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:providing a first semiconductor structure;
partially removing the first semiconductor structure to form a second semiconductor structure, wherein the second semiconductor structure has a first trench;
performing a first in-situ doping process on the second semiconductor structure to form a third semiconductor structure, wherein the third semiconductor structure includes a first electrode, and wherein the first electrode is positioned in the first trench;
after the first electrode has been formed, partially removing the third semiconductor structure to form a fourth semiconductor structure, wherein the fourth semiconductor structure has a second trench;
performing a second in-situ doping process on the fourth semiconductor structure to form a fifth semiconductor structure, wherein the fifth semiconductor structure includes a second electrode, and wherein the second electrode is positioned in the second trench; and
after the second electrode has been formed, forming a first gate member on the fifth semiconductor structure to form a sixth semiconductor structure, wherein each of the first gate member, the first electrode, and the second electrode directly contacts a first semiconductor portion, wherein the first semiconductor portion is positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode, and wherein an area of the first electrode is unequal to an area of the second electrode in a layout view of the semiconductor device.

US Pat. No. 10,431,584

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING FIN STRUCTURES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A fin field effect transistor (FinFET), comprising:a fin structure which has a first region made of a first semiconductor material, a second region made of a second semiconductor material different from the first semiconductor material, and a channel region made of a third semiconductor material different from the second semiconductor material;
an isolation region in which the first region and the second region are embedded, and from which at least an upper port of the channel region is exposed; and
a gate structure disposed over the channel region, wherein:
an interface between the second region and the first region is located below an upper surface of the isolation region,
the first semiconductor material includes a first Ge based semiconductor material,
the second semiconductor material includes a Si or a Si based semiconductor material,
the third semiconductor material includes a second Ge based semiconductor material, and
Ge contents of the first and second Ge based semiconductor materials are greater than a Ge content of the second semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 10,431,580

MONOLITHIC SINGLE CHIP INTEGRATED RADIO FREQUENCY FRONT END MODULE CONFIGURED WITH SINGLE CRYSTAL ACOUSTIC FILTER DEVICES

Akoustis, Inc., Huntersv...

1. A monolithic single chip single crystal device, the device comprising:a substrate having a substrate surface region and an underlying cavity region;
a first single crystal epitaxial layer formed overlying the substrate surface region;
a passive device configured within the first single crystal epitaxial layer and within the underlying cavity region;
one or more second single crystal epitaxial layers formed overlying the first single crystal epitaxial layer;
an active device configured overlying the one or more second single crystal epitaxial layers; and
wherein the first single crystal epitaxial layer and the one or more second single crystal epitaxial layers are formed as a monolithic epitaxial stack integrating multiple circuit functions.

US Pat. No. 10,431,577

METHODS OF FORMING CIRCUIT-PROTECTION DEVICES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a circuit-protection device, comprising:forming a dielectric having a first thickness and having a second thickness, greater than the first thickness, over a semiconductor;
forming the dielectric further having a third thickness greater than the second thickness, over the semiconductor;
forming a conductor over the dielectric;
patterning the conductor to retain a first portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the second thickness, and to retain substantially no portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the first thickness; and
patterning the conductor to further retain a second portion of the conductor over a portion of the dielectric having the third thickness;
wherein the retained first portion of the conductor defines a control gate of a first field-effect transistor of the circuit-protection device; and
wherein the retained second portion of the conductor defines a control gate of a second field-effect transistor of the circuit-protection device connected in series with the first field-effect transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,572

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a base comprising:
a first lead,
a second lead, and
a supporting member that supports the first lead and the second lead, and electrically isolates the first lead from the second lead;
a light emitting element mounted on an upper surface of the first lead;
a protection element mounted on an upper surface of the second lead, the protection element comprising a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode;
a wire including a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is connected to the upper surface of the first lead, and the second end is connected to the first terminal electrode of the protection element;
a resin frame located on an upper surface of the base, wherein the resin frame covers at least part of the protection element and surrounds the light emitting element and the first end of the wire;
a first resin member surrounded by the resin frame and covering the light emitting element and the first end of the wire; and
a second resin member covering the resin frame and the first resin member,
wherein part of the protection element is positioned outside the resin frame and covered by the second resin member.

US Pat. No. 10,431,558

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BACK-BIASED SWITCH TRANSISTORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A radio frequency (RF) front end module, comprising:an integrated RF circuit structure, comprising a switch transistor on a first surface of an isolation layer, a back-bias metallization on a second surface opposite the first surface of the isolation layer, in which a body of the switch transistor is biased by the back-bias metallization, and a handle substrate on a front-side dielectric layer disposed on the switch transistor; and
an antenna coupled to an output of the switch transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,431,546

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a laminate, the method comprising:preparing a first wafer and a second wafer, the first wafer comprising a first semiconductor substrate and a first wiring structure on the first semiconductor substrate, the second wafer comprising a second semiconductor substrate and a second wiring structure on the second semiconductor substrate, the first wiring structure and the second wiring structure are arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate, the first wiring structure including a first plurality of conductive lines, and the second wiring structure including a second plurality of conductive lines; and
forming a connecting member configured to electrically connect a first conductive line of the first plurality of conductive lines and a second conductive line of the second plurality of conductive lines,
wherein the forming of the connecting member comprises:forming a first hole and a second hole each of which penetrates at least the first semiconductor substrate so that a part of the first semiconductor substrate is arranged between the first hole and the second hole, at least one of the first conductive line and the second conductive line exposes to the first hole, and at least the one of the first conductive line and the second conductive line exposes to the second hole; and disposing a conductive material in the first hole and the second hole.

US Pat. No. 10,431,543

DIFFERENTIAL INDUCTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A differential inductor comprising:first circular parts and second circular parts disposed on a first layer and composing a first spiral shape;
first semi-circular parts and second semi-circular parts disposed on a second layer under the first layer and composing a second spiral shape;
a third semi-circular part disposed on the first layer at least partly within an innermost first circular part of the first circular parts, and
a fourth semi-circular part disposed outside an outermost first circular part of the first circular parts; and
connection means configured to interconnect one of the first and second circular parts and the first to fourth semi-circular parts,
wherein at least portions of the second circular parts are respectively interposed between the first circular parts, and
at least portions of the second semi-circular parts are respectively interposed between the first semi-circular parts.