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US10206320B2 Component mounter
A component mounter is provided with a characteristic value measuring device that measures a characteristic value of first component, and head that mounts each of first component and second component on board. Second component is a digital potentiometer provided with receiver section that receives information from head, variable resistance section for which the resistance is variable, and control section that controls the resistance value of variable resistance section. Head is provided with receiver section that receives information from characteristic value measuring device, sender section that sends information to second component, power source that supplies electric current to variable resistance section, memory section that memorizes the resistance value of second component according to the characteristic value of first component, and control section.
US10206317B2 Modular radio frequency shielding
In an embodiment, a modular RF shielding is disclosed. According to an embodiment, a device is disclosed comprising: at least one radio frequency shielding block including: an electrically conductive wall configured to radio frequency shielding; an electrically conductive portion of a ceiling, wherein the portion of the ceiling is connected to the wall; at least one support element, or the shape of the modular block itself, is extending transversely from the wall and configured to uphold the wall, wherein the support element is configured to rest against a portion of a printed circuit board and a length of the support element is shorter than a length of the block; wherein the wall is configured next to an electrical component of the printed circuit board and wherein the electrical component is configured at least partly beneath the portion of the ceiling. Other embodiments relate to a mobile device and a manufacturing method for the modular RF shielding.
US10206312B2 Liquid cooled rack information handling system having storage drive carrier for leak containment and vibration mitigation
A direct-contact liquid-cooled (DL) Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) includes liquid cooled (LC) nodes having a chassis received in a respective chassis-receiving bay of the rack and containing heat-generating functional components. The LC node configured with a system of conduits to receive direct contact of cooling liquid to regulate the ambient temperature of the node and provide cooling to the functional components inside the node by removing heat generated by the heat-generating functional components. The chassis has a leak containment barrier configured with a trough that underlays a portion of the system of conduits of the LC node and that forms a drain path to a drain port of the chassis. In one or more embodiments, the storage drive carrier has vibration absorbing material that mitigates vibrations of a storage drive placed in the storage drive carrier.
US10206306B2 Rack cover assembly and system
A rack cover assembly including a first side cover and a second side cover. The first side cover may include a first tensioner and a first flexible rectangular sheet. The first tensioner may be coupled to the first flexible rectangular sheet at or near a first lateral edge. The first tensioner may include a first tensioner height that is less than a first sheet height between the first top edge and the first bottom edge. The second cover may include a second tensioner and a second flexible rectangular sheet configured to couple with the first flexible rectangular sheet. The second tensioner may be coupled to the second flexible rectangular sheet at or near a second lateral edge. The second tensioner may include a second tensioner height that is less than a second sheet height between the second top edge and the second bottom edge.
US10206304B2 Latching assembly
A latching assembly is configured for releasably coupling a first component to a second component. The latching assembly includes an actuator portion configured to be longitudinally-displaceable along an axis of insertion of the first component and between an engaged position and a disengaged position. One or more ejector assemblies include a first end and a second end. The one or more ejector assemblies are configured to: slidably engage the actuator portion on the first end, releasably engage a locking structure on the second end, and pivot about a rotation point positioned between the first end and the second end.
US10206301B2 Method of fabricating electromagnetic meta-materials
Apparatus including meta-materials and methods for making the apparatus are described. Circuit components, such as split ring resonators and/or spiral loops, may be formed on substrates to form the meta-materials. The meta-materials may be used in various types of apparatus. The methods of making the apparatus may include forming two and/or three-dimensional structures comprising the meta-materials.
US10206299B2 Electric connection device and electronic device having the same
According to various embodiments, an electronic device includes a first electronic component, a second electronic component electrically connected to the first electronic component, and a conductive electric connection device disposed to electrically connect the second component and the first electronic component to each other. The electric connection device may include a first member fixed to the first electronic component, a second member formed to extend upward from the first member, and a third member formed to extend from the second member to be substantially parallel to a direction of overlapping with the first member. The second electronic component may be interposed in a space between the first member and the second member to be electrically connected to at least two areas of the second electronic component. Various other embodiments may be made.
US10206296B2 Waterproof case
A protective case for an electronic device includes a main housing and a lid. The main housing and lid are removably joined to define a water tight volume receiving an electronic device. The electronic device includes an earpiece having a speaker and microphone positioned thereon. The lid includes an earpiece port formed therein proximate the earpiece of the electronic device. A membrane assembly is attached to the lid by a compliant adhesive, the membrane assembly transmitting sound to the ear piece port. A noise isolating assembly attached to the lid. The noise isolating assembly is positioned about a periphery of the earpiece isolating the earpiece from an additional sound source.
US10206289B2 Printed circuit board, method for manufacturing printed circuit board, and method for joining conductive member
Soldering is performed with a high yield ratio even when extremely-thin wires are joined at an extremely-narrow pitch. Moreover, a bridge between conductive joint portions is reduced. A core wire 41 is placed on a preliminarily-soldered conductive joint portion 2. Then, the conductive joint portions 2 and the core wires 41 are covered with an optically-transparent sheet 30. Thus, the state in which the core wire 41 is placed on the conductive joint portion 2 is held. In this state, the optically-transparent sheet 30 is irradiated with light. A preliminary solder 3 is heated and melted to join the core wire 41 and the conductive joint portion 2 together.
US10206285B1 Stackable via package and method
A stackable via package includes a substrate having an upper surface and a trace on the upper surface, the trace including a terminal. A solder ball is on the terminal. The solder ball has a solder ball diameter A and a solder ball height D. A via aperture is formed in a package body enclosing the solder ball to expose the solder ball. The via aperture includes a via bottom having a via bottom diameter B and a via bottom height C from the upper surface of the substrate, where A
US10206283B1 Electronic device
An electronic device includes a first wiring substrate having a first main surface, first conductive contacts, each of which is provided upright on the first main surface, has a U-shape opening toward a side of the first wiring substrate, and comprises a first contact part extending toward the side of the first wiring substrate, a second wiring substrate having a second main surface, second conductive contacts, each of which is provided upright on the second main surface, has a U-shape opening toward a side of the second wiring substrate, and comprises a second contact part extending toward the side of the second wiring substrate and being in contact with the first contact part, and, third conductive contacts, each of which has a U-shape opening toward the conductive contacts and is configured to sandwich the first and second contact parts and to fix the first and second wiring substrates.
US10206282B2 Device having a single-sided printed circuit board
A device comprising a single-sided printed circuit board (PCB) having a non-metallized hole, and a connection area (CA) close to the non-metallized hole on a metallized side of the single-sided printed circuit board. The present invention provides a conducting bridge (CP) from the connection area (CA) and at least partially covering the non-metallized hole, for allowing the connection area (CA) to be contacted, e.g. by a probe (P), from a non-metallized side of the single-sided printed circuit board (PCB) through the non-metallized hole.
US10206279B2 Substrate and multiple substrate, and method for producing thereof
A substrate includes a ceramic layer, a metal layer fixed in a planar manner on a surface side of the ceramic layer and a cutout arranged in an edge region of the metal layer. The cutout in the edge region codes information. A multiple substrate having a plurality of these substrates is also provided, as is a method for producing the substrate.
US10206275B2 Control unit having a sacrificial structure
A control unit has a substrate with an electrically conductive structure, an integrated circuit device, which is installed on the substrate in an electrically conductive manner, and a sacrificial structure on the substrate. The sacrificial structure is configured to be irreversibly destroyed if the integrated circuit device is removed from the substrate. The electrically conductive structure has at least one conducting track applied to the substrate. The sacrificial structure is formed by a segment of the conducting track. An electrically insulating connecting layer that connects the integrated circuit device, the substrate, and the segment of the conducting track is formed. The sacrificial structure can be destroyed by the connecting layer when the integrated circuit device is removed.
US10206269B2 System for commissioning elements in an installation
A system includes a light fixture for installation at a location that is configured to be programmed to operate according to a control program. A communication interface is used for communication with the controller. An optical receiver of the fixture is configured for receiving an optical signal. The controller monitors provisioning commands received by the fixture and determines receipt of the provisioning commands in order to monitor inputs to the optical receiver and detect an optical selection signal for selecting the fixture. Upon detecting an optical selection signal the fixture processes commissioning commands. The controller, upon determining that the provisioning commands have not been received, further configured for ignoring inputs to the optical receiver so the fixture cannot be selected and programmed with commissioning commands.
US10206268B2 Interlaced data architecture for a software configurable luminaire
The examples relate to various representations of data utilized for control of a software configurable lighting device. The software configurable lighting device includes an image display device and a general illumination device. Each data representation includes a pre-defined data structure such that lighting control information and image data may be interlaced within the respective representation.
US10206267B2 Method and system for automatically implementing lighting control scene
The invention provides a method and system for automatically implementing lighting control scene. The method comprises following steps: connecting the lighting control module to a scene design module, establishing a correspondence between an actual scene controlled by the lighting control module and a simulated scene designed by the scene design module, the photosensitive spots set in the actual scene are mapped to fixed light spots in the simulated scene; connecting photosensitive matrix modules that can be mounted on an indoor ceiling to the scene design module, establishing a correspondence between a sensing range map and a simulated sensing range map, so that the photosensitive spots correspond to at least one light measuring spot on the photosensitive matrix module, the simulated light measuring spots of the simulated photosensitive matrix module correspond to the light measuring spots of the photosensitive matrix modules one to one; The scene design module overlays the simulated scene with the simulated sensing range map, to associate the fixed light spots with the simulated light measuring spots, associate the fixed light spots with the light measuring spots, so that the photosensitive spots correspond to the light measuring spots. Through above steps, the scene designed and rendered by the computer can be directly transplanted to the entity lighting control system, thereby realizing the effect of designing the lighting control.
US10206258B2 Pulse width modulation pattern generator circuit, corresponding device and method
A circuit includes: a plurality of memory locations configured to store pulse width modulation (PWM) signal generation data, the memory locations being arranged in N sets of memory locations, each including i channel memory locations, each channel memory location being configured to store a respective duty-cycle value for a respective one of N PWM modulation patterns; a selection circuit configured to selectively access a selected set of the sets of memory locations; a buffer circuit configured to store the PWM signal generation data from the channel memory locations of the selected set; and a finite state machine configured to receive PWM signal generation input data indicative of a plurality of PWM modulation patterns with a respective plurality of duty-cycle values, the finite state machine configured to activate the selection circuit to load the PWM signal generation data from the channel memory locations of the selected set to the buffer circuit.
US10206255B1 Intellectual control system having dimming and color temperature regulating functions
An intellectual control system includes a power supply input terminal, a primary controller, a controller signal terminal, a detector, a current output terminal and an LED module. The power supply input terminal, the primary controller the controller signal terminal and the detector are connected serially. The primary controller includes a function switch which is connected with the LED module through the current output terminal. The primary controller outputs a regulated low-voltage direct-current to the LED module. The LED module includes at least two LEDs having different color temperatures. The LED module has a whole color temperature that is regulated by changing an input current of the at least two LEDs of the LED module. The function switch of the primary controller adjusts a working state of the LED module. The detector includes a human body sensor and an optical sensor.
US10206252B2 Driving several light sources
According to an example, a device is provided for driving several light sources, wherein the device is arranged to sense a supply signal and apply a phase shift to a switching signal of at least one of the several light sources based on the sensed supply signal. Also, accordingly a method, a lighting device, a computer program product and a computer-readable medium are suggested.
US10206249B2 Fluid heating device
This invention provides a fluid heating device that is free from breakage even though a conductor tube is transformed due to being heated. Concretely, this invention is provided with an electrical connecting member that constitutes a short circuit by electrically connecting each of required portions of the conductor tube, and uses the electrical connecting member that is transformable in accordance with a transformation resulting from a temperature change of the conductor tube.
US10206239B2 Simultaneous data transmission method based on multiple networks, and apparatus therefor
Disclosed is a relay for a simultaneous data transmission using multiple networks including: a connection control unit configured to control a terminal equipment to connect to multiple networks, when sensing entrance of the terminal equipment currently connected with a macro base station of the mobile communication network into simultaneous transmission service coverage serviced by the multiple networks, at least one of the multiple networks including at least one micro base station; and a relay processing unit configured to partition data transmitted or received to/from the terminal equipment into partial data corresponding to each of the multiple networks, and transmit and/or receive the partitioned partial data through each of the multiple networks.
US10206236B2 Device and method for antenna synchronization and selection
A device and method selects an antenna configuration. The method performed at a user equipment includes determining at least one communication functionality that is being used, each communication functionality configured to utilize at least one antenna in a multi-antenna arrangement of the user equipment. The method includes receiving a first indication of whether a cellular communication functionality is being used, the cellular communication functionality configured to utilize at least one antenna in the multi-antenna arrangement. The method includes receiving a second indication of whether a coexistence condition is present. The method includes determining an antenna configuration for the multi-antenna arrangement to be used by the determined communication functionality based upon the determined communication functionality, the first indication, and the second indication. The method includes configuring the multi-antenna arrangement for the determined communication functionality based upon the antenna configuration.
US10206235B2 Communications device and methods of communicating via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device communications
A communications device and method of communicating using a communications device is disclosed for performing device-to-device communications. The communications device is configured to determine in accordance with predetermined conditions whether the communications device is within a coverage area of a mobile communications network, and if the communications device is determined to be within the coverage area of the mobile communications network, to transmit or to receive signals via the wireless access interface to one or more other communications devices in accordance with device to device communications using communications resources of the wireless access interface allocated according to a first mode in which the mobile communications network performs resource allocation.
US10206229B2 Device and method of handling random access procedure
A communication device for handling a random access (RA) procedure comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing circuit coupled to the storage unit. The processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise performing a first RA procedure to a base station according to a first RA configuration, if the communication device determines that a first condition is satisfied; and performing a second RA procedure to the base station according to a second RA configuration, if the communication device determines that a second condition is satisfied; wherein the first RA configuration corresponds to a first transmission time interval (TTI) length, the second RA configuration corresponds to a second TTI length, and the first TTI length is shorter than the second TTI length.
US10206228B2 Network routing system, method, and computer program product
A method, system, or computer program product to enhance the performance of multi-hop cellular networks or other wireless networks is provided. A wireless device (e.g., cellular telephone) is able to communicate with a base-station in a cell of the cellular network over a non-cellular interface via another wireless device in the cell through the use of multi-hopping. By enabling wireless devices to communicate with a base station in such a manner, the effective coverage area of the cellular network is expanded and the effective capacity of the cellular network is improved. Distributed routing, device management, adaptive scheduling, and distributed algorithms can be used to enhance the overall performance of multi-hop cellular networks.
US10206225B2 Control signaling optimization for LTE communications
The disclosure describes procedures for allocating network resources for a mobile device communicating within a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The mobile device can be configured to decode a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), acquire first and second physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) decode indicators from a payload of the same PDSCH communication, decode a PDCCH for downlink control information (DCI) associated with a first application data type based on the first PDCCH decode indicator a second application data type based on the second PDCCH decode indicator. The first PDCCH decode indicator can identify an upcoming LTE subframe where the mobile device is required to decode the PDCCH for DCI associated VoLTE resource assignments and the second PDCCH decode indicator can identify an upcoming LTE subframe where the mobile device is required to decode the PDCCH for DCI associated with high bandwidth best effort (BE) data resource assignments.
US10206219B2 Base station apparatus and resource management method and data processing method in wireless communication system
Disclosed herein are a base station apparatus, a resource management method, and a data processing method. The base station apparatus includes: a remote active antenna unit configured to perform transmission and reception of a wireless signal to and from a terminal; and a central unit connected to the remote active antenna unit, configured to process a signal received from the terminal or a signal to be transferred to the terminal, and configured to transfer resource allocation information to the remote active antenna unit, in which the remote active antenna unit schedules a data and a resource for the terminal based on resource allocation information received from the central unit.
US10206216B2 Network node and method for data transmission by multiple simultaneous radio access technologies
A network node, method and non-transitory computer-readable medium for simultaneously utilizing at least two different radio access technologies (RATs). In one embodiment, the network node includes at least one processor configured to: activate a first radio resource control (RRC) component corresponding to a first RAT, wherein the first RAT is a default RAT of a mobile terminal configured to communicate with the network node; determine whether a second RAT is available to the mobile terminal based on at least one predetermined criterion; and if the second RAT is available, activate a second RRC component corresponding to the second RAT, wherein both the first RAT and the second RAT are active at the same time to communicate with the mobile terminal.
US10206215B2 Method for assigning resources in wireless communication system supporting device-to-device direct communication, and apparatus therefor
The present disclosure relates to a method for allocating resource performed by a base station in a wireless communication system that supports a direct communication between user equipments (UEs) includes acquiring position information and transmission power of a first UE and a second UE; and allocating the resource to the first UE and the second UE based on the acquired position information and transmission power of the first UE and the second UE, wherein allocating the resource preferentially allocates the resource to the first UE.
US10206212B2 Overlaying wireless networks
In some implementations, a radio access provider, e.g., of a wireless telecommunications network, can receive, in a first frequency sub-band, control information of a first network. The provider can transmit, in a second sub-band, control information of a second network. The provider can transmit media information of the first network via first and second first-network channels in a third sub-band and transmit media information of the second network via a second-network channel arranged in frequency between the first and second first-network channels. In some implementations, the provider can select a first channel of the first network for first media; select a second channel of the second network for second media; select additional channels of the first network different in frequency from the second channel; and operate a first transceiver to wirelessly transmit the first media via the first channel and the additional channels.
US10206209B2 Terminal device, integrated circuit, radio communication method, and base station device
A base station device and a terminal device efficiently communicate with each other by using a PDSCH. The base station device and the terminal device determine a starting position of an OFDM symbol for a PDSCH in a serving cell based on a transmission mode relating to transmission of the PDSCH, a DCI format that is used for allocation of the PDSCH, an antenna port that is used for the transmission of the PDSCH, and a higher-layer parameter that is determined from a parameter set for a serving cell in which the PDSCH is received.
US10206207B2 Error control method, medium access control (MAC) frame designing method, and terminal registration method in wireless communication system, and recording medium
The MAC frame in a wireless communication system includes a terminal ID allocated to each of multiple terminals. At least one connection ID is allocated to each terminal having the terminal ID, and sub-carrier allocation information is allocated to each connection having the connection ID. The sub-carrier allocation information includes a sub-carrier allocation status for each sub-carrier, and the number of allocated information bits for each sub-carrier. The sub-carrier allocation status and the number of allocated information bits for each sub-carrier can be allocated, by sub-carriers, to the sub-carrier allocation information using a same number of bits; or the information on the sub-carrier allocation status is first allocated to the sub-carrier allocation information and the number of allocated information bits for each sub-carrier is allocated.
US10206202B2 Mobile station apparatus, base station apparatus, communication method, integrated circuit, and communication system
The present invention enables efficient transmission/reception of a signal including control information between a base station apparatus and a mobile station apparatus. To realize this, second elements are formed using resources that are obtained by dividing one physical resource block pair, each of first elements is constituted by one or more of the second elements, a control channel is constituted by an aggregation of one or more of the first elements, and there is provided a controller that associates any one of the first elements with one or a plurality of the second elements.
US10206200B2 Terminal device, base station apparatus, communication method, and integrated circuit
A user equipment includes a receiver configured to receive a PDSCH and a transmitter configured to transmit a HARQ-ACK response for a serving cell. In a first case that the user equipment communicates with at least a serving cell having a duplex mode that is TDD, the transmitter is configured to transmit, in a primary cell, the HARQ-ACK response in an uplink subframe n upon detection of a PDSCH transmission in the serving cell within a subframe n−k. In a second case that the user equipment communicates with a primary cell and a secondary cell, duplex mode of the primary cell being FDD, the transmitter is configured to transmit, in the primary cell, the HARQ-ACK response in an uplink subframe m upon detection of a PDSCH transmission in the secondary cell in only a subframe m−4.
US10206199B2 Method and apparatus for partitioning radio resources in wireless communication system
A method and apparatus for configuring radio resources for a device-to-device (D2D) operation in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) configures two types of radio resources which include a first type of radio resources and a second type of radio resources. The first type of radio resources is used for the D2D communication, and the second type of radio resources is used for communication between the UE and a network. Then, the UE performs the D2D communication by using the first type of radio resources upon receiving a D2D radio network temporary identifier (D-RNTI) for the D2D communication.
US10206188B2 Method and apparatus for transmitting synchronization signal in mobile communication system
A base station in a mobile communication system determines the number of slots that are to be used to transmit a synchronization signal in a period of the synchronization signal depending on the number of neighbor cells, allocates a synchronization signal region in which the synchronization signal is to be transmitted to a first slot of the determined number of slots depending on a cell identifier of a serving cell, and allocates a reserved region in which no signal is transmitted to slots other than the first slot among the determined number of slots so as to correspond to a position of the synchronization signal region.
US10206187B2 Method and apparatus for transmitting data using a multi-carrier in a mobile communication system
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for transmitting data using a multi-carrier in a mobile communication system. The method of transmitting data in user equipment of a wireless communication system using a carrier aggregation technique according to an embodiment of the present invention includes setting secondary cells included in an S-TAG (Secondary-Timing Advance Group) configured of only secondary cells (SCells), deactivating a downlink timing reference cell in the S-TAG; determining whether other activated secondary cells exist besides the deactivated downlink timing reference cell in the S-TAG, and when the other activated secondary cells exist in the S-TAG, setting one of the other activated secondary cells as a new downlink timing reference cell. According to the present invention, uplink transmission speed can be increased in the user equipment and user QoS can be improved by transmitting data using one or more uplink carriers in the terminal.
US10206185B2 System and methods for wireless power transmission to an electronic device in accordance with user-defined restrictions
An example wireless power transmitter includes: a plurality of radio frequency (RF) antennas configured to transmit RF power waves that converge to form controlled constructive interference; and a micro-controller configured to: receive from a user device a coded signature signal, the user device being coupled to a receiver. The micro-controller is also configured to: authenticate the receiver as authorized to receive wireless power from the wireless power transmitter according to the coded signature signal, and in accordance with determining that the receiver is authorized to receive wireless power from the wireless power transmitter, obtain from the receiver a set of user-defined restrictions used to determine when wireless power may be transmitted by the wireless power transmitter to the receiver. The micro-controller is additionally configured to: cause the plurality of RF antennas to transmit the RF power waves when the set of user-defined restrictions indicate that wireless power may be transmitted.
US10206183B2 Method and apparatus for performing power headroom reporting procedure in wireless communication system
A method is provided for performing, by a user equipment (UE), a power headroom reporting (PHR) procedure in a wireless communication system. In a first PHR procedure, a first PHR is triggered, and it is determined that a first uplink (UL) resource cannot accommodate a PHR media access control (MAC) control element (CE) plus its subheader. The PHR MAC CE is not transmitted in the first PHR procedure and it is determined that the first PHR is not cancelled. Further, in a second PHR procedure, a second PHR is triggered, and it is determined that at least one PHR, including the first PHR and the second PHR, has been triggered and not cancelled. It is then determined that a second UL resource can accommodate a PHR MAC CE plus its subheader, and the PHR MAC CE is transmitted by using the second UL resource to an eNodeB (eNB).
US10206182B2 Mobile station, base station, methods for transmitting and receiving power headroom report, and computer readable medium
A mobile station (1) has a capability to communicate with a base station (2) simultaneously using activated first and second uplink carriers. The mobile station (1) is configured to transmit a power headroom report to the base station (2). The power headroom report includes an information element (ΔPPUSCH) indicating a power difference between first maximum transmission power of the mobile station (1) for the first uplink carrier and second maximum transmission power of the mobile station (1) for the second uplink carrier. It is thus, for example, possible to provide improvement of power headroom reporting (PHR) suitable for uplink carrier aggregation.
US10206181B2 Simultaneous transmission in multiple timing advance groups
Systems and methods for specifying UE power control allocation for simultaneous transmission of PRACH in a secondary serving cell and PUCCH/PUSCH/SRS in a different serving cell in another timing advance group are disclosed. Rules are provided for prioritizing transmission of PRACH and/or other UL channels/signals. Additionally, UE power allocation is controlled for misaligned subframes across different timing advance groups. Latency of UL synchronization for a secondary serving cell is reduced by prioritizing PRACH retransmission.
US10206178B2 Methods and apparatus for using IRC receiver selectively by a user equipment
Provided are a method of selectively using an interference rejection combining (IRC) receiver by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, and an apparatus supporting the same. The UE may calculate a dominant interferer proportion (DIP) estimation parameter based on a covariance matrix, may estimate a DIP based on the DIP estimation parameter, and may determine whether to use the IRC receiver based on the estimated DIP and a DIP threshold.
US10206177B2 Managing a power consumption of a mobile communication device
The invention relates to managing a power consumption of a mobile communication device being capable of transmitting transmission data at a transmission data rate towards a communication network. The method comprises reducing (101) a transmission data rate within a certain transmission time interval to reduce an energy consumption of the mobile communication device by a certain amount of energy, and storing (103) the certain amount of energy.
US10206176B2 Efficient coding switching and modem resource utilization in wireless communication systems
Concepts and examples pertaining to efficient coding switching and modem resource utilization in wireless communication systems are described. A processor of a modem of a user equipment (UE), configured with at least a first-capacity decoder and at least a second-capacity decoder, receives a common virtual carrier (CVC), a dedicated virtual carrier (DVC), or both. The CVC contains common information shared by multiple UEs, control information for the UE, and/or data information related to first data destined for the UE. The DVC contains control information for the UE, the first data, or a combination thereof. The first-capacity decoder decodes data of a small size up to a low data rate. The second-capacity decoder decodes data of a large size up to a high data rate. The processor determines whether to decode the first data using the first-capacity decoder or the second-capacity decoder based on the data information in the CVC.
US10206175B2 Communications fabric with split paths for control and data packets
Techniques are disclosed relating to a split communications fabric topology. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a communications fabric structure with multiple fabric units. The fabric units may be configured to arbitrate among control packets of different messages. In some embodiments, a processing element is configured to generate a message that includes a control packet and one or more data packets. In some embodiments, the processing element is configured to transmit the control packet to a destination processing element (e.g., a memory controller) via the communications fabric structure and transmit the data packets to a data buffer. In some embodiments, the destination processing element is configured to retrieve the data packets from the data buffer in response to receiving the control packet via the hierarchical fabric structure. In these embodiments, bypassing the fabric structure for data packets may reduce power consumption.
US10206172B2 Power save method and station device
A power save method and a station device. The method includes: confirming, by a STA, according to a frame type identifier in a received frame, that the frame is an NDPA frame, and obtaining a STA AID in a STA information field in the NDPA frame; comparing, by the STA, its STA AID with the obtained STA AID, and determining whether its STA AID is the same as the obtained STA AID; and when the STA determines that its STA AID is different from the obtained STA AID, allowing the STA to enter a doze state. The method reduces the power consumption during the TXOP period and saves resources.
US10206168B2 Method and apparatus for efficient addressing and power savings in wireless communications
A method and apparatus may be used for assigning groups of stations in wireless communications to one or more groups. Groups may be assigned by an access point (AP) based on information received from a station (STA). Group information may be signaled to each station and a group identifier may be indicated in a frame. The group information may be applied to a performance enhancement, for example power savings for the station, wherein the station enters a power saving mode on a condition that the station determines that it is not a member of the group.
US10206166B2 Systems and methods for selecting an optimum communication route in a wireless network
In one example embodiment, a device includes a processor. The processor is configured to determine a plurality of data transmission rates between at least one client, an access point and the device belonging to a wireless network, determine a best communication route, from among available communication routes for the at least one client to communicate with the access point based on the determined plurality of data transmission rates and direct the at least one client to communicate with the access point via the determined best communication route.
US10206153B2 Control station, mobile station, mobile communication system and mobile communication method
A mobile station that establishes a first transfer path by way of a first access network between the mobile station and a control station. The mobile station establishes a default EPS (Evolved Packet System) bearer by way of a second access network between the mobile station and the control station by transmitting an attach request for requesting a handover of a partial flow among the plurality of flows when performing transmission/reception of a plurality of flows with the control station by using the first transfer path.
US10206145B2 Method and device for accessing and obtaining user equipment context and user equipment identity
A method and device for accessing and obtaining user equipment (UE) context and UE identity are provided. The method for access includes: when a UE accesses a System Architecture Evolution (SAE) network, judging, by a network node, whether a Globally Unique Mobility Management Entity Identifier (GUMMEI) carried by the UE or a Mobility Management Entity Group Identity (MMEGI) in the GUMMEI is allocated or mapped by the SAE network; if the GUMMEI or MMEGI is allocated by the SAE network, selecting, by the network node, a Mobility Management Entity (MME) according to the GUMMEIA network device includes an identity attribute obtaining module and a network resource node allocation module. Therefore, the access of the UE is achieved.
US10206143B2 Network assisted bonding
A device is provided for facilitating a media transmission over a wireless network. The device may control and manage a plurality of first wireless modems on a first end node side. The plurality of first wireless modems may be configured to transmit/receive a plurality of data streams over a plurality of wireless data channels to/from at least one second wireless modem on a second end node side. The device may receive network-related information from a network component associated with the wireless network. The network-related information may be used to adjust the distribution or receipt of the plurality of data streams between the plurality of first wireless modems, thereby enabling reconstitution of the media transmission from the plurality of data streams. In addition, the device may be configured to send performance-related information to the network component, thereby enabling a determination to be made about managing network resources of the wireless network.
US10206141B2 Parallel scheduling of multilayered media
Multi-link transportation of media, video and other data of the type having multiple layers, streams and/or encodings is contemplated. The multi-link transportation may be facilitated with a scheduler configured to schedule the various layers, streams, encodings, etc. for transportation over selectable communication links, such as based on reliability, capacity and/or other operating characteristics.
US10206140B2 Method and apparatus for operating a device on a licensed spectrum and an unlicensed spectrum
A method and apparatus operate a device on a licensed spectrum and an unlicensed spectrum. The device can operate on a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) channel via a WWAN base station using a WWAN Radio Access Technology (RAT). The device can detect at least one WWAN RAT Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) base station using the WWAN RAT operating on a WLAN frequency. The device can communicate with the WWAN RAT WLAN base station on a WWAN RAT WLAN channel operating on the WLAN frequency. The device can scan WLAN frequencies. A WLAN access point load on the WWAN RAT WLAN channel can be calculated based on scanning the WLAN frequencies, where a WLAN access point uses a WLAN RAT. The device can disable communication using the WWAN RAT WLAN channel when the WLAN access point load exceeds a threshold and allow communication on the WWAN channel when the WLAN access point load exceeds a threshold.
US10206139B2 Method and device for data shunting
The present invention provides a method and device for data shunting and relates to the technical field of communications. The present invention solves the problem that the requirements for the Service Quality can not be satisfied, because the shunted data can't be transmitted in the shunting network based on appointed Service Quality; and the reliability of data transmission and the system resource utilization are decreased. The method concretely comprises the following steps: the first network device of the first network determines the second Quality of Service parameter of the second network according to the first Quality of Service parameter of data to be transmitted in the first network; the first network device transmits some or all of data to be transmitted to the second network device of the second network according to the second Quality of Service parameter. The method can be applied to data shunting.
US10206133B2 RRM measurement method and apparatus in TDD system
The present disclosure provides an RRM measurement method and apparatus in a TDD system, so as to resolve a current problem that in a process of an inter-frequency measurement or an inter-RAT measurement in a TDD system, UE cannot perform an RRM measurement on a cell whose TDD uplink-downlink configuration identifier is 0. In embodiments of the present disclosure, UE performs an RRM measurement on a cell whose TDD uplink-downlink configuration identifier is 0 by using a corresponding RRM measurement method according to measurement indication information that is carried in an RRM measurement message delivered by a network device. By means of the technical solutions in the present disclosure, UE can perform an RRM measurement on a cell whose TDD uplink-downlink configuration identifier is 0 by using an RRM measurement method.
US10206130B2 Terminal device and base station device
A terminal device communicating with a base station device includes a reception unit which performs first measurement based on a first RS and performs second measurement based on a second RS; and a higher layer processing unit which reports a first measurement result obtained by the first measurement and a second measurement result obtained by the second measurement to the base station device. The first measurement is performed in a first state. The first measurement or the second measurement is performed in a second state.
US10206129B2 Cellular range expansion of base station
Technologies generally described herein relate to connection of a mobile device to a base station in a wireless communication system. Example mobile devices may include a receiver, a data communication module, a switch module, and a signal consolidator. The receiver may be configured to receive, from a base station through a cellular band, a first control signal including control information regarding the base station. The data communication module may be configured to communicate with the base station through a non-cellular band. The switch module may be coupled to the receiver and to the data communication module, and configured to determine that a power level of the first control signal is higher than a first threshold value and activate the data communication module in response to the determination. The data communication module may be further configured to receive a second control signal including the control information from the base station through the non-cellular band. The signal consolidator may be coupled to the receiver and the data communication module, and configured to obtain the control information regarding the base station from at least one of the received first control signal or the received second control signal.
US10206127B2 Methods and a device for supervising a home wireless system
A method and a device for supervising a home wireless system wherein the home wireless system comprises a plurality of peripheral wireless nodes (14; 16; 19; 21; 23), a first gateway (12) having wireless communication means for communicating with and controlling associated peripheral wireless nodes. Other steps are installing at least one second gateway (12′; 32), each of said peripheral wireless nodes (14; 16; 19; 21; 23) being assigned to one of said first gateway (12) and said at least one second gateway (12′; 32), maintaining a supervision timer for each assigned peripheral wireless node (14; 16; 19; 21; 23), transmitting from each of said peripheral wireless nodes (14; 16; 19; 21; 23) a periodic status message, resetting in the gateway said supervision timer when receiving a periodic status message from an assigned peripheral wireless node (14; 16; 19; 21; 23), and reporting from a first gateway to said at least one second gateway an assigned peripheral wireless node (14; 16; 19; 21; 23) as failed when no periodic status message has been received within a predefined time period. The device also comprises at least on remote central monitoring station (22) and timing means in said gateways and said nodes.
US10206125B2 Self organizing radio access network in a software defined networking environment
A self organizing network within a software defined networking environment is provided to allow for fast updating of radio access network parameters which enables optimization algorithms to converge on optimized configurations very quickly. The self organizing network is enabled by providing a self organizing network manager plug-in within a software defined networking environment that interfaces with a radio access network plug-in via a service abstraction layer to quickly obtain base station device parameters, iteratively adjust the base station device parameters to obtain optimized radio access network configurations to mitigate outages, reduce power consumption, manage load, or provide other benefits.
US10206124B1 Method and apparatus for bidirectional modem
Many applications used in communication systems involve bidirectional data transfer. In bidirectional data transfer applications, a client terminal has to turn on its hardware components such as transmitter at the time of transmitting the data and the receiver at the time of receiving the data. When the transmission and reception of data happens at different time instances, the client terminal has to turn on and off the transmitter, the receiver and other modules at separate time instances. This may lead to increased power consumption. A method and apparatus are disclosed for the modem in a client terminal that bring the transmission and the reception instances close to each other or overlap with each other when performing bidirectional communication. This may reduce the rate at which the client terminal has to turn on and off its transmitter, receiver and other modules which may in turn reduce its power consumption.
US10206123B2 Wireless communication control system, wireless communication control apparatus, method for controlling wireless communication, and method for producing directivity information
Provided is a wireless communication control system including a control apparatus that controls driving of one or more driving devices in accordance with a plurality of predetermined driving patterns, a first radio having a directional antenna, and a second radio. Target driving directivity information corresponding to a target driving pattern acquired by an acquisition unit is selected from among pieces of driving directivity information relating to a directivity applied to the directional antenna in a state in which driving of the one or more driving devices is controlled by the control apparatus in accordance with the plurality of driving patterns, the selected target driving directivity information is applied to the directional antenna of the first radio, and wireless communication between the first radio and the second radio is executed.
US10206121B2 Antenna placement determination device
Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for an antenna placement determination device. An antenna placement determination device can include a signal sensor located at a first end of an extendible arm, a platform located proximate to a second end of the extendible arm, a drive system connected to the platform, and an actuator connected to the extendible arm. The actuator can be configured to extend and collapse the extendible arm. The signal sensor can be connected to the extendible arm by a joint, and a sensor actuator or sensor motor can rotate the signal sensor about the joint. The drive system can include a drive motor and a drive mechanism that is configured to transport the antenna placement determination device.
US10206111B2 Wireless local area network user-side device and information processing method
The present invention relates to the field of wireless communications technologies, and in particular, to a wireless local area network (WLAN) user-side device and an information processing method, to resolve a problem that user equipment (UE) cannot accurately select a WLAN network because current network information of a WLAN is not complete. Embodiments of the present invention provide a WLAN user-side device, including: a first processing module, configured to receive network class information of a WLAN sent by a WLAN network-side device, and a second processing module, configured to determine, according to the network class information received by the first processing module, a manner of using the WLAN by UE corresponding to the user-side device. Because the user-side device obtains the network class information of the WLAN, the user-side device can determine, according to the network class information of the WLAN, the manner of using the WLAN by the UE.
US10206106B2 Methods and apparatus for delivering electronic identification components over a wireless network
Methods and apparatus enabling programming of electronic identification information of a wireless apparatus. In one embodiment, a previously purchased or deployed wireless apparatus is activated by a cellular network. The wireless apparatus connects to the cellular network using an access module to download operating system components and/or access control client components. The described methods and apparatus enable updates, additions and replacement of various components including Electronic Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) data, OS components. One exemplary implementation of the invention utilizes a trusted key exchange between the device and the cellular network to maintain security.
US10206105B2 Verification method and device using a magnetometer
A method for verifying a user of a mobile device is provided. The method includes selecting a numerical value and generating a direction image based on the numerical value. The direction image may indicate a first position on the direction image and a second position on the mobile device when the direction image is initially displayed on the mobile device. The direction image may have a center point and the numerical value may correspond a central angle between the first position and the second position. The method may further include sending, to the mobile device, the direction image and a command to rotate the mobile device according to the direction image and receiving a magnetometric numerical value detected by the mobile device using a magnetometer. The method may further include determining whether to allow access of a server by the user based on the magnetometric numerical value.
US10206103B2 Method and system to provide secure exchange of data between mobile phone and computer system
Systems and methods of providing a secure access layer in a mobile phone and a computer system coupled to the mobile phone to provide authentication for transmitting data between the phone and the computer system.
US10206102B2 Network access control methods and apparatus
Methods and apparatus that provide user access control within wireless networks such as those having both fixed and portable nodes. In one embodiment, the network comprises a 3G cellular network or Interworking WLAN (iWLAN), and the portable nodes comprise Home Node B (HNB) base stations. The HNB is configured to authenticate new users, and provide network access while still maintaining user privacy. The portable nodes also may operate in a number of different operating modes which provide different functional control over user access. In one variant, an easy-to-use owner-assigned ID based access control mechanism with a reliable unambiguous user ID is utilized. Methods for providing access control across differing network architectures and protocols, such the aforementioned iWLAN, and business methods, are also described.
US10206100B2 Secure context sharing for priority calling and various personal safety mechanisms
The present disclosure relates to a system and method for providing a secure context exchange cloud service which enables context information to be shared among devices, and providing a safety application which utilizes the context information being shared. In one example, the context exchange cloud service provides secure exchange of the context information, which in turn enables a safety application to enhance personal safety.
US10206097B2 Apparatuses, methods and systems for configuring a trusted java card virtual machine using biometric information
Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for securely configuring a Java Card virtual machine operating on a cellular device's application processor. In one embodiment, a connected device with an integrated cellular modem, a virtual universal integrated circuit chip and an integrated fingerprint scanner are used. In another embodiment, the cellular device's built-in camera is used, instead of an integrated fingerprint scanner, to capture the user's facial image.
US10206094B1 Mobile edge platform servers and UE context migration management methods thereof
A user equipment (UE) context migration management method applied to a mobile edge platform (MEP) for managing a UE context of a mobile communication device is provided. An embodiment includes: receiving a migration completion indication of a mobile communication device; obtaining source platform information corresponding to the mobile communication device according to the migration completion indication, wherein the source platform information at least includes a location information of a source MEP; and transmitting a first request to the source MEP according to the source platform information to obtain an pointer information of the UE context of the mobile communication device from the source MEP, wherein the pointer information at least indicates a location where the UE context of the mobile communication device locates and the location information of the source MEP.
US10206093B2 Managing devices with SGs interface in VLR
A method and a network node device for auditing a Visitor Location Register (VLR) to manage communication device retention. The method comprises, when the age of a communication device's age in the VLR reaches or exceeds a first threshold, triggering a request to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) to notify the VLR of the communication device's activity. The method further comprises receiving a notification from the MME indicating the communication device's activity, and updating the communication device's aging information based on the notification.
US10206092B1 Automatic discovery
Some examples provide a system to automatically discover network devices. The system enables a network device discovery protocol with a transmit mode and a receive mode on a network device. The system enables an auxiliary communication protocol on the network device. The system broadcasts the network device discovery protocol records from the network device including local neighbors and connectivity information. The system engine processes topological information using the auxiliary communication protocol and timing cycles to update age of a set of topology information records.
US10206090B2 Method and device for searching for available device in M2M environment
The present invention relates to a method and a device for searching for an available device in an M2M environment. According to an embodiment of the present invention, an M2M node constituting an M2M system, which includes a request node for transmitting a search request message and a target node for providing a search result, comprises: a discovery unit for receiving the search request message from the request node and receiving, from the target node, the search result including an application resource; a communication management/delivery handling unit for transmitting the received message to the target node when the received message indicates a search of available applications; and a control unit for controlling the discovery unit and the communication management/delivery handling unit so as to perform the search by using the state information of the application resource.
US10206088B2 Method and apparatus for efficient and deterministic group alerting
Systems and methods are provided for reliable, wireless group messaging or alerting in a system having a database, switch, wireless network, and a plurality of intelligent mobile receivers. A message is broadcast to and received by a selected group of the mobile receivers. The network replies to the sender with detailed information about the individual members in the group. Each of the mobile receivers in the group can acknowledge the group message back to the system such as when the message is received, when the message is read, and a response when sent. The system employs centralized management to provide the sender with response information of the mobile receivers.
US10206087B2 Reestablishment procedure for an emergency call
Traditional rules that apply to cell selection are overridden to allow cell selection on an acceptable cell, in addition to cell selection on a suitable cell. Once a mobile device acquires service on an acceptable cell, mobile device can inform network of the emergency call in progress or initiation of an emergency call, which allows network to perform necessary actions to support the emergency call during establishment/reestablishment.
US10206085B2 Mobile terminal apparatus having nearfield wireless communication reader, device having nearfield wireless communication tag and method thereof to connect to AP
A method of connecting an Access Point (AP) is disclosed. The method includes, if a device having a nearfield wireless communication tag is tagged with a mobile terminal apparatus having a nearfield wireless communication reader, providing connecting information stored on the device to the mobile terminal apparatus, connecting the mobile terminal apparatus, receiving AP information from the connected mobile terminal apparatus, and connecting to an AP using the received AP information. As a result, connecting to the AP can be implemented more conveniently.
US10206083B2 Using wireless display docking technology over infrastructure networks
Apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that uses a wireless display docking over an infrastructure network by receiving, via a WiFi link, information associate with an infrastructure discovery of a receiver, using the information to discover the receiver via an infrastructure network i link, forming a connection with the receiver via the infrastructure network link, and streaming content to the receiver via the connection. In addition, receiver technology may emit a beacon signal via a WiFi link, form a connection with a client device via an infrastructure network link, and receive streamed content from the client device via the infrastructure network link.
US10206082B2 Priority based routing of data on an electronic device
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for priority based routing on an electronic device of data received from a processing subsystem are provided. In some embodiments, a method may include detecting on an electronic device that data received from a remote subsystem includes identifier information that is associated with a match element of an entry of a routing table, routing at least a portion of the data to a first priority destination identified by the entry, and, when the routing of the at least a portion of the data to the first priority destination identified by the entry is not successful, routing the at least a portion of the data to a second priority destination identified by the entry, wherein the second priority destination identified by the entry is different than the first priority destination identified by the entry.
US10206077B2 Identification of provisioning status for a subscriber identity module
Identifying an unknown subscriber identity module (SIM) includes reading a first value representing a mobile directory number from the SIM, where the first value is automatically read prior to a registration of a mobile device with a network, and reading a second value representing the mobile directory number from the SIM, where the second value is automatically read after the registration has occurred. The method includes evaluating the first and the second values representing the mobile directory number, and determining a provisioning status associated with the SIM based on the evaluating.
US10206076B2 Communication method for user equipment in V2X communication system, and user equipment
Disclosed are a communication method and user equipment (UE), wherein the method: receives settings information including parameters for instructing message transmission; checks the number of messages that have been transmitted during a predetermined time period according to the parameters when new messages are generated; transmits the new messages when the number of messages is less than a number instructed by the parameters; and deletes the new message when the number of messages is the number instructed by the parameters.
US10206073B2 Method and apparatus for performing call switching
A call switching method and a mobile device are provided that rapidly and conveniently switch calls. The method includes performing a first operation; receiving an event for a second operation that is different from the first operation, while the first operation is being performed; detecting a movement of the mobile device; and performing the second operation, based on determining that the detected movement satisfies a condition.
US10206068B2 Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device
Systems and methods to position beacons at traffic choke points, use a mobile device to detect the peaks of beacon signals corresponding to the mobile device traveling through the traffic “choke points”, and thus determine accurately the position and speed of the mobile device in the transport corridor between the choke points. The determined position and speed of the mobile device can be used to improve the performance of other location determination technologies, such as radio frequency fingerprint-based location estimate and/or inertial guidance location estimate.
US10206066B1 Method and system for server based mobile device monitoring in crowd-sourced pedestrian localization
A method and system of adjusting a radio frequency (RF) broadcast signal power level in a crowd-sourced mobile device localization system in a pedestrian area. The method is executed in the processor of a server computing device and comprises localizing a first and at least a second mobile devices to establish respective first and at least second estimated positions within the pedestrian area in accordance with fingerprint data of the pedestrian area, the first and the at least a second mobile devices broadcasting a respective localization data packet that includes the respective first and at least a second estimated positions at a first and an at least a second broadcast power levels respectively, determining a respective confidence level indicative of a degree of accuracy for the first and the at least a second estimated positions, and when the respective confidence level for at least one of the first estimated position and the at least a second estimated position is one of above and below a threshold confidence level, perform at least one of lowering and increasing at least one of the first broadcast power level and the at least a second broadcast power level.
US10206062B2 Providing hotspots to user devices within server-controlled zones
A user installs a hotspot alert application on their mobile device. The application employs the location technology of the user device to transmit the location of the device, and thus the location of the user. The location can be transmitted to a server located in a hotspot tracking system. By establishing the location of the user, the server may search for hotspots on a database stored on the system. The server establishes the dimensions of a hotspot zone around the user's location and transmits the hotspots and the zone dimensions to the application on the user device. The application monitors the location of the user device and deliver's configured alerts to the user when approaching a hotspot. When the device leaves a zone or remains idle for a configured amount of time, the device requests and receives an updated zone of hotspots.
US10206061B2 Method for offering location information and location information providing system
Disclosed herein is a location information providing method generating a map image in itself for a current position of a protectee terminal, when a protector terminal requests current position related information of a (protectee terminal, in which the protectee terminal directly transmits the map image besides a picture image of a protectee terminal user to a protector terminal.
US10206060B2 Method and system for implementing zone-restricted behavior of a computing device
A method for implementing zone-restricted behavior of a computing device includes identifying wireless access points using the computing device, determining a number of authorized wireless access points from the wireless access points identified by the computing device, determining that the computing device is located within a restricted access zone when the number of authorized wireless access points identified by the computing device exceeds a predetermined threshold of authorized wireless access points identified, and enabling a zone mode of the computing device when the computing device is determined to be located within the restricted access zone.
US10206056B2 Access to mobile location related information
Access to location information related to mobile devices is disclosed. A component can receive a subscription request related to returning location related data associated with a set of network event locating system (NELOS) information. NELOS information can be received from a NELOS component and can be derived from timed fingerprint location (TFL) information associated with a user equipment (UE). TFL information and NELOS information can be distinct from location information determined from conventional techniques, which can provide for additional benefit. The subscription request can indicate continuing access to location information without subsequent requests. Moreover, access can be via a push of information to a subscribing device.
US10206053B1 Extra-aural headphone device and method
Headphones are provided with a pair of speakers adapted to be suspended a distance away from the listener's ears and movable between a plurality of test positions. At least one microphone is adapted to be positioned near one of the listener's ears. A controller is in communication with the pair of speakers. The controller is programmed to activate the pair of speakers to produce a test sound at a plurality of test positions. The controller receives playback signals from the microphone based on each of the test sounds at the plurality of test positions. A head related transfer function (HRTF) is determined based on the playback signals received by the microphones.
US10206052B2 Analytical determination of remote battery temperature through distributed sensor array system and method
A system, method and wireless earpieces for determining a status of the wireless earpiece. Sensor measurements are made utilizing sensors of the wireless earpieces at a first location. The sensor measurements are analyzed. Data is extrapolated for one or more other locations utilizing the sensor measurements from the first location within the wireless earpiece.
US10206051B2 Occlusion control system for a hearing instrument and a hearing instrument
An apparatus for a hearing instrument, the hearing instrument being configured to be at least partially placed in an ear canal of a wearer of the hearing instrument, the apparatus comprising: a sealing element configured to seal off the ear canal when the hearing instrument with the apparatus is at least partially positioned in the ear canal, wherein operation of the sealing element is controlled by an electric control signal, the sealing element being at least partially made from an electroactive material, wherein an acoustic impedance of the electroactive material of the sealing element varies as a function of an applied electric field, the applied electric field being based on a characteristic of the electric control signal.
US10206050B2 Audio assist system for pairing between a hearing aid and audio system
The invention relates to an audio assist system, comprising a hearing aid, an external handheld device and an audio system comprising a Bluetooth audio transmitter, wherein the hearing aid comprises a Bluetooth receiver. The hearing aid and the external handheld device are temporarily connected via a wireless data link, and both the audio system and the external handheld device each comprise an infrared receiver and/or transmitter for establishing an at least unidirectional IR link between the external handheld device and the audio system. The external handheld device is adapted to transmit an automatic Bluetooth pairing trigger signal to the hearing aid via the wireless data link, when the external handheld device receives and/or transmits an IR signal via the IR link from or to the audio system, respectively, and the hearing aid is configured to perform Bluetooth pairing with the Bluetooth audio transmitter in response to receiving the automatic Bluetooth pairing trigger signal from said external handheld device.
US10206049B2 Hearing aid having a classifier
A hearing system includes a hearing aid (10) and a personal communication device (20), and both have a short range data transceiver (15, 29) for short range data communication. The hearing aid (10) has a signal processor (13) processing an electric input signal according to predefined audio processing parameters, and a signal processing sub-system with at least two modes of operation applying respective sets of audio processing parameters. A program selector component (16) has a classifier (51) analyzing the electric input signal and classifies an auditory environment of the hearing aid (10). The personal communication device (20) has an auxiliary classifier component (24) monitoring the use of the personal communication device, and generates and transmits a notification upon detection of a change of the environment. The program selector component (16) receives the notification from the auxiliary classifier component (24), and takes the notification into account when selecting one of said at least two modes of operation for the signal processing sub-system.
US10206048B2 Hearing device comprising a feedback detector
The application relates to a hearing device comprising a) first and second input transducers for picking up sound signals from the environment and providing first and second electric input signals, b) a first and signal strength detectors for providing signal strength estimates of the first and second electric input signal, the first input transducer being located at or behind an ear of the user, and the second input transducer being located at or in an ear canal of the user. The hearing device further comprises c) a signal processing unit providing a processed signal based on the first and second electric input signals, and d) an output unit comprising an output transducer for converting the processed signal or a signal originating therefrom to a stimulus perceivable by said user as sound. The hearing device further comprises e) a feedback detector comprising e1) a comparison unit operationally coupled to the first and second signal strength detectors and configured to compare the signal strength estimates of the first and second electric input signals and to provide a signal strength comparison measure indicative of the difference between the signal strength estimates, and e2) a decision unit for providing a feedback measure indicative of current acoustic feedback from the output transducer to the first and/or second input transducers based on the comparison measure. In an embodiment, the feedback measure is used to control processing in the signal processing unit, e.g. a beamformer unit and/or a feedback cancellation system, and/or an amplification unit. The invention may e.g. be used in hearing aids, in particular hearing aids comprising an ITE-part adapted for being located at or in an ear canal of a user and a BTE-part adapted for being located at or behind an ear or the user.
US10206043B2 Method and apparatus for audio pass-through
Methods and apparatuses for audio pass-through are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of operating a wearable audio device may involve receiving an ambient audio signal, detecting a first audio signal from within the received ambient audio signal, and determining that the first audio signal meets a first metric for pass-through to a user of the wearable audio device. The first metric may be indicative of a first priority level of the first audio signal to the user. The method may further involve isolating the first audio signal based on filtering the ambient audio signal in response to determining that the first audio signal meets the first metric and adjusting playback of the isolated first audio signal for the user via a speaker.
US10206042B2 3D sound field using bilateral earpieces system and method
A set of wireless earpieces includes a left wireless earpiece comprising an earpiece housing sized and shaped to fit into an external auditory canal of a user, a speaker disposed within the earpiece and positioned to transduce audio towards a tympanic membrane associated with the external auditory canal of the user, a right wireless earpiece comprising an earpiece housing sized and shaped to fit into an external auditory canal of a user, a speaker disposed within the earpiece and positioned to transduce audio towards a tympanic membrane associated with the external auditory canal of the user, and wherein the left earpiece and the right earpiece are adapted to process sound in order to alter perception of the sound to match a pre-determined point of view for the user.
US10206038B2 Loudspeaker protection
This application relates to methods and apparatus for loudspeaker protection. A loudspeaker protection system (100) receives a digital audio signal comprising a plurality of samples at an input node (IN). A delay block (15) delays the digital audio signal and a gain block (14) applies a controlled gain to the delayed digital audio signal. An excursion predictor (12) is configured to receive a version of the audio signal from the signal path upstream of the delay block and determine a predicted excursion for a loudspeaker based on the audio signal. A gain controller (23) controls a gain setting (g) of the gain block in response to the predicted excursion and a first loudspeaker impulse response model and a predetermined excursion limit. The gain controller (23) is configured to determine at least one gain setting {ga gi} to be applied to a set of samples {Va . . . Vi} of the audio signal delayed by the delay block where the set of samples of the audio signal corresponds to a time-span which is less than an impulse response settling time of the loudspeaker.
US10206037B2 Amplifier speaker drive current sense
A class-D amplifier includes measurement of speaker current via the low-side drive transistors of the amplifier. In one embodiment, a class-D amplifier includes two high-side transistors, two low-side transistors, a first sense resistor, a second sense resistor, and a sigma delta analog to digital converter (σΔ ADC). The two high-side transistors and two low-side transistors are connected as a bridge to drive a bridge tied speaker. The first sense resistor is connected between a first of the low-side transistors and a low-side reference voltage. The second sense resistor is connected between a second of the low-side transistors and the low-side reference voltage. The ΣΔ ADC is coupled to the bridge to measure voltage across the first sense resistor and the second sense resistor.
US10206036B1 Method and apparatus for sound source location detection
A method of detecting respective source locations of sounds in an audio signal. The method includes receiving the audio signal via a horizontal set of microphones and a vertical set of microphones. The respective source locations of the sounds in the audio signal are determined by analyzing the audio signal. Analysis is conducted with respect to the horizontal set of microphones and with respect to the vertical set of microphones, to determine a respective horizontal direction to the respective source locations of the sounds, and determine a respective vertical direction to the respective source locations of the sounds. The distance is calculated between the respective source locations of the sounds and the horizontal set of microphones and the vertical set of microphones.
US10206035B2 Simultaneous solution for sparsity and filter responses for a microphone network
Placement of microphones and design of filters in a microphone network are solved simultaneously. Using filterbanks with multiple sub-channels for each microphone, the design of the filter response is solved simultaneously with placement. By using an objective function that penalizes the number of sub-channels in any solution, only some of many possible sub-channels and corresponding microphones and filters are selected while also solving for the filter responses for the selected sub-channels. For a given target location, the location of the microphones and the filter responses to beamform are optimized.
US10206033B2 In-ear active noise reduction earphone
An active noise reduction earphone includes structure for positioning and retaining the earphone in the ear of a user and, active noise reduction circuitry including an acoustic driver with a nominal diameter greater than 10 mm oriented so that a line parallel to, or coincident with, an axis of the acoustic driver and that intersects a centerline of the nozzle intersects the centerline of the nozzle at angle ϑ>±30 degrees. A microphone is positioned adjacent an edge of the acoustic driver. The earphone is configured so that a portion of the acoustic driver is within the concha and another portion of the acoustic driver is outside the concha.
US10206032B2 Systems and methods for multi-mode adaptive noise cancellation for audio headsets
In accordance with the present disclosure, an integrated circuit for implementing at least a portion of a personal audio device may include an output and a processing circuit. The output may provide an output signal to a transducer including both a source audio signal for playback to a listener and an anti-noise signal for countering the effect of ambient audio sounds in an acoustic output of the transducer. The processing circuit may implement an adaptive noise cancellation system that generates the anti-noise signal to reduce the presence of the ambient audio sounds heard by the listener by adapting, based on a presence of the source audio signal, a response of the adaptive noise cancellation system to minimize the ambient audio sounds at the acoustic output of the transducer, wherein the adaptive noise cancellation system is configured to adapt both in the presence and the absence of the source audio signal.
US10206031B2 Switching to a second audio interface between a computer apparatus and an audio apparatus
An audio apparatus is configured to switch, when there exists a first audio interface between the audio apparatus and a computer apparatus, to using a second audio interface between the audio apparatus and the computer apparatus, the second audio interface being different from the first audio interface. The switching comprises: receiving, via the first audio interface, combined audio data and non-audio data, the non-audio data comprising a request to switch to using the second audio interface; obtaining the request from the data; and, in response to obtaining the request, transmitting to the computer apparatus a confirmation of switching to using the second audio interface. The audio apparatus and the computer apparatus are described and claimed.
US10206030B2 Microphone array system and microphone array control method
A microphone array system includes a camera that images a picture for a target place, and a microphone array that picks up sound. A sound source position is calculated based on the picked up sound. An image is displayed on a display, the image including an imaged target place picture and a sound source position mark indicative of the sound source position. An instruction of a specified spot is received in the target place picture displayed on the display. Sound directivity is formed in a direction from the microphone array toward the specified spot based on the picked up sound, and sound data is generated by emphasizing sound in the direction in which the sound directivity is formed. The generated sound data is output to the speaker to reproduce the sound data.
US10206029B2 Omnidirectional speaker
An omnidirectional speaker includes a speaker module configured to generate sound, a main body having a circular cross section and configured to accommodate the speaker module, and a control panel configured to cover an upper side of the main body and allow a user to select an operation. The control panel includes a display for displaying a state of the operation and a touch unit configured to receive an input of the user as a touch input.
US10206028B2 Damper and speaker apparatus
A damper and a speaker apparatus includes the damper, which suppresses damage to an oscillatory system from an excessive input signal, enabling an efficiency increase of the speaker apparatus. As a damper has a planar surface, undue deformation of the oscillatory system due to an excessive input signal is suppressed, and damage to the oscillatory system can be suppressed. Furthermore, since the deformation of a corrugation portion by a normal input signal is hardly prevented, a reduction in sound pressure of the speaker apparatus with respect to an input signal is suppressed, enabling an increase in efficiency. Furthermore, the planar surface is extended at a height in a thickness direction different from that of an attachment portion. Thus, rising portions are deformed when a voice coil bobbin is oscillated, enabling suppression of rupture of the damper in the vicinity of a boundary between the planar surface and the attachment portion.
US10206027B2 Speakers and headphones related to vibrations in an audio system, and methods for operating same
A speaker assembly includes a support structure and a tactile vibrator coupled to the support structure. The tactile vibrator includes a plurality of rigid members coupled to a plurality of suspension members. Each rigid member of the plurality of rigid members has at least one magnetic member coupled thereto for generating tactile vibrations during operation of the speaker assembly. A headphone includes the speaker assembly. A method of operating a speaker assembly includes driving a tactile vibrator having a plurality of magnetic members coupled to a plurality of rigid members and a plurality of suspension members to cause tactile vibrations in the speaker assembly.
US10206024B2 Remotely controlling a hearing device
Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media are provided for remotely controlling a hearing device. A hearing device configured to communicate with a control device transmits status data, including settings, to the control device. The control device displays the status data in an interface configured to receive input specifying new settings, upon which a command is sent to the hearing device to change the current setting. The control device can automatically change the settings based on a determined current environment to be a stored program optimized to the current environment. The current environment can be determined based on the location of the hearing device or another device connected to the control device. Quick mode allows settings to be viewed and changed quickly by displaying multiple related settings as one and overriding interface buttons. Remote listen mode receives audio data from a microphone and transmit it to the hearing device.
US10206014B2 Clarifying audible verbal information in video content
A method at a server includes: receiving a user request to clarify audible verbal information associated with a media content item playing in proximity to a client device, where the user request includes an audio sample of the media content item and a user query, and the audio sample corresponds to a portion of the media content item proximate in time to issuance of the user query; in response to the user request: identifying the media content item and a first playback position in the media content corresponding to the audio sample; in accordance with the first playback position and identity of the media content item, obtaining textual information corresponding to the user query for a respective portion of the media content item; and transmitting to the client device at least a portion of the textual information.
US10206013B2 Systems and methods for graphical data presentation during a sporting event broadcast
Systems and methods for graphical data presentation during a sporting event broadcast are disclosed. A server platform is constructed and configured in network communication with at least one input device and at least one display device. The at least one input device transmits input data with time code related to the sporting event to the server platform in real time or near real time. The server platform processes the input data according to a production sequencing of the sporting event, thereby creating processed data. The server platform creates and integrates the processed data with a video presentation of the sporting event based on the production sequencing of the sporting event. The at least one display device displays a customized graphical presentation of the processed data with the video presentation.
US10206011B2 Systems and methods for generating media content using microtrends
In accordance with the present invention, a media generation application that allows a user to create and customize a commercial based on microtrend information and/or feedback information is provided.
US10206010B2 Method of sharing personal media using a digital recorder
A method and apparatus for sharing personal media using a digital recorder transfers multimedia content via email to a digital video recorder.
US10206008B2 Electronic programming guide with selectable categories
An electronic content guide may organize content such as television programs into categories and subcategories. The categories and subcategories may be topical as well as time-based. As a result, the user can select a given time-based criteria and within that time-based criteria select topical subcategories. As a result, the number of programs that may be displayed in any given graphical user interface may be reduced to a manageable level. This may be done without requiring a great deal of scrolling to view selected categories, subcategories and particular programs.
US10206004B2 Systems and methods of providing a media-on-demand-based programming channel
An exemplary method includes a computer-implemented media service system 1) establishing a set of one or more conditions for a media-on-demand-based programming channel, 2) selecting, from a repository of on-demand media content and based on the set of one or more conditions, a set of on-demand media programs for inclusion in the media-on-demand-based programming channel, and 3) mapping the selected set of on-demand media programs to the media-on-demand-based programming channel to represent a scheduled, linear playback of the set of on-demand media programs on the media-on-demand-based programming channel in accordance with a linear playback schedule.
US10206003B1 Identifying media channels that have a high likelihood of multiple consumptions by one or more users
A computer system identifies a subset of a plurality of channels as candidates for repeat visits by a plurality of users of a content sharing platform. The identifying of the subset of the plurality of channels as candidates for repeat visits includes determining, for a channel of the plurality of channels, a repeat visit score indicating whether the channel is a candidate for repeat visits by the plurality of users, wherein the repeat visit score for the channel is based on activity of the plurality of users with respect to one or more media items of the channel, and selecting, from the plurality of channels, the subset of channels that are candidates for repeat visits, the selecting being based on repeat visit scores of the plurality of channels. The computer system then causes promotion content for one or more of the subset of channels to be provided to one or more users of the plurality of users to facilitate repeat visits of the one or more channels by the one or more users.
US10205998B2 Enhanced video programming system and method utilizing user-profile information
Example embodiments of compiling and maintaining information for use in transmitting content to a machine via a network are presented. In an example embodiment, a request for information regarding a user of a client device is received at the client device via a communication network from a server storing a user profile. An input including a user response to the request for information is received at the client device. The user response to the request for information is transmitted from the client device via the communication network to the server for updating the user profile. Selected content pushed by the server based on the updated user profile is received at the client device via the communication network from the server.
US10205996B2 Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus and an image processing method which graft and standardize interface technologies to peripheral apparatuses is provided. The image processing apparatus includes a first signal processor configured to process a content image and output the processed content image using a differential pair method through a transmission lane, a second signal processor configured to convert a signal format of the processed content image of the first signal processor into a signal format supportable by an image display apparatus and output the converted content image to the image display apparatus, and a controller configured to change the output features of the first signal process based on a resolution of the image display apparatus.
US10205995B2 Program guide application interface system
A program guide system is provided that supports a program guide application and multiple non-guide applications. The program guide system has a program guide application interface that allows the non-guide applications to use both device resources and program guide resources. The application interface maintains a list of registered applications and directs control requests from various applications to the current primary application. The application interface also has a user interface input director that directs keystrokes and other user input commands to the appropriate application. If a keystroke for the program guide application is detected while a non-guide application is running, the program guide application is invoked.
US10205992B2 Video decoding method, server, and mobile terminal
This application discloses a video decoding method for a mobile terminal. The method includes receiving a video file from a server; based on a hardware-decoding model whitelist and a hardware-decoding operating-system blacklist, obtained from a server, and locally obtained type information of the mobile terminal, determining whether a decoding method of the video file is hardware decoding or software decoding; and decoding the video file by using the determined decoding method and playing back the decoded video file, wherein the hardware-decoding model whitelist includes model information of mobile terminals that can perform hardware decoding on the video file, and the hardware-decoding operating-system blacklist includes model information of mobile terminals that do not support hardware decoding on the video file and version numbers of operating systems of the mobile terminals.
US10205984B1 Dynamic bitrate selection for streaming media
A bitrate selector on a user device monitors a first stream of a plurality of bitrate media streams of a media file, the first media stream having a first bitrate, these plurality of bitrate media streams comprising a first subset of bitrate media streams including the first media stream and a second subset of bitrate media streams having a bitrate higher than the first bitrate. The bitrate selector calculates an expected download time for a subsequent chunk of the media file in each bitrate media stream of the second subset of bitrate media streams. The bitrate selector selects a bitrate media stream of the second subset of bitrate media streams for the subsequent chunk based on the expected download times and downloads the subsequent chunk from the selected bitrate media stream.
US10205982B2 Methods and systems for managing media subscriptions
Methods and systems are described for a media guidance application that manages media subscriptions between a user and a content provider. In particular, the media guidance application may automatically identify subscription terms that are beneficial for both a user and for a content provider.
US10205981B2 Playback synchronization across playback devices
Systems and methods for synchronizing the playback of streamed content on multiple playback devices is disclosed. The systems and methods include receiving time information based on a network time source in the playback devices connected to a defined network. The playback clock in each playback device is set based upon the time information. A first playback device then generates presentation time information including a start time for playback and broadcast the presentation time information to the other playback device over the defined network. The playback devices use the presentation time information to adjust the presentation time stamps of the frames of the media content in the stream.
US10205980B2 Method and system of processing image sequences
A system or method for processing a variable bit rate representation of an image sequence can include segmenting a variable bit rate representation of an image sequence into a plurality of segments and creating a second representation of the image sequence where a block of information from a first segment of the plurality of segments is interlaced with blocks of information of a second segment of the plurality of segments. The second representation of the image sequence can include a fragment header indicating the block of information of the first segment of the plurality of segments interlaced with the blocks of information of the second segment of the plurality of segments.
US10205979B2 Method of configuring and transmitting an MMT transport packet
The present invention provides a MMT transport packet structure and a method and an apparatus configuring the structure. A method of configuring an MPEG Media Transport (MMT) transport packet for transmitting an MMT payload format, the method comprising: configuring the MMT transport packet so that the MMT transport packet includes at least one MMT payload format unit and a sequence number field for a packet stream, wherein the sequence number field maintains consistency with a sequence number field included in the MMT payload format.
US10205973B2 Method and system for linking real-time broadcasting with non-real-time video service using user history information
The method may include initiating a view of real-time broadcasting content at a broadcasting reception terminal; determining a view suspension time point in response to a user input during the real-time broadcasting; transmitting, to a history management server, view history data comprising the view suspension time point and content identification information, the transmitted view history data interacting with a non-real-time video service server; requesting the non-real-time video service server for non-real-time broadcasting content corresponding to the real-time broadcasting content; and receiving the non-real-time broadcasting content that is provided from the non-real-time video service server and corresponds to a broadcasting time after the view suspension time point. A bi-directional multimedia service free from restrictions on a place and a time may be achieved by providing a substantially real-time video service through a linkage between a real-time broadcasting and a non-real-time video service.
US10205972B2 Transmission device, transmission method, reception device, reception method, display device, and display method
Transmission video data is obtained by performing photoelectric conversion on input video data having a level range of 0% to 100%*N (N is a number larger than 1). A container including a video stream obtained by encoding the transmission video data is transmitted. Information of an electro-optical conversion characteristic of each predetermined unit of the transmission video data is inserted into a layer of the video stream and/or a layer of the container. For example, a predetermined unit is a scene unit or a program unit. The operations make it possible to perform appropriate photoelectric conversion on HDR video data according to image content and transmit resulting data.
US10205971B2 Media data live broadcast method, device, and system
A media data live broadcast method, a device, and a system. An over the top (OTT) live proxy server device includes a processor and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions for allocating a multicast resource to a specified channel according to a media description and resource allocation indication of the channel instructing the OTT live proxy server to allocate the multicast resource to the specified channel, the media description including at least one resolution of the specified channel and a uniform resource locator corresponding to resolution media data, and the multicast resource including a multicast group corresponding to the specified channel, obtaining, from an OTT server to which the specified channel belongs according to the media description of the specified channel, the resolution media data, converting the media data into multicast media data, and sending the multicast media data to the multicast group in a multicast manner.
US10205970B2 System, apparatus and method to facilitate live video streaming
Systems and methods for generating a master video stream from at least two live video streams are provided in this disclosure. The systems include a combination component that combines the live video streams to generate the master video stream. In one aspect, the live video streams can be copies of the same recording that are multicast from different locations according to User Datagram Protocol. The live video streams suffer different errors, such as stream corruption or stream error, due to the transmission. The combination component eliminates the errors in the live video streams due to transmission and creates a substantially error-free master video stream.
US10205969B2 360 degree space image reproduction method and system therefor
The present invention relates to a space image reproduction method for loading two or more videos to a terminal to show videos of various angles and a system therefor. In particular, the present invention relates to a space image reproduction method configured to load a video, which is being reproduced, and a video adjacent to the video together, and to enable a user to drag and select a video of a desired angle and view, freely and in real time, a desired part of the selected video through an up and down-right and left movement, zoom in, and zoom out, and a system therefor.
US10205967B2 Extended YCC format for backward-compatible P3 camera video
This disclosure relates to a wide gamut encoder capable of receiving a wide gamut color image in accordance with a wide gamut standard. The encoder can encode one or more wide gamut color image pixel values into portions of narrow gamut encoding elements for transmission to a video encoder. The encoder can implement an advanced extended YCC format that is backward compatible with a P3 color gamut.
US10205966B2 Syntax structures indicating completion of coded regions
Syntax structures that indicate the completion of coded regions of pictures are described. For example, a syntax structure in an elementary bitstream indicates the completion of a coded region of a picture. The syntax structure can be a type of network abstraction layer unit, a type of supplemental enhancement information message or another syntax structure. For example, a media processing tool such as an encoder can detect completion of a coded region of a picture, then output, in a predefined order in an elementary bitstream, syntax structure(s) that contain the coded region as well as a different syntax structure that indicates the completion of the coded region. Another media processing tool such as a decoder can receive, in a predefined order in an elementary bitstream, syntax structure(s) that contain a coded region of a picture as well as a different syntax structure that indicates the completion of the coded region.
US10205962B2 System and method for non-uniform video coding
A method and system for video coding by integrating frame data and time data may be described. The method and system can include a video coding non-transitory storage media that integrates reference data and time data. More specifically, the video coding non-transitory storage media can produce one or more luma vectors and one or more chroma vectors within a video plane, the one or more luma vectors and one or more chroma vectors may be extended into time vectors that can be utilized for compression or reconstruction of the frame rate, define luma vector across time as a contiguous function and perform video compression across a time dimension.
US10205961B2 View dependency in multi-view coding and 3D coding
This disclosure described techniques for coding layer dependencies for a block of video data. According to these techniques, a video encoder generates layer dependencies associated with a given layer. The video encoder also generates a type of prediction associated with one or more of the layer dependencies. In some examples, the video encoder generates a first syntax element to signal layer dependencies and a second syntax element to signal a type of prediction associated with one or more of the layer dependencies. A video decoder may obtain the layer dependencies associated with a given layer and the type of prediction associated with one or more of the layer dependencies.
US10205959B2 Video coding method, video decoding method, video coding apparatus and video decoding apparatus
A moving picture coding method includes: making a determination as to whether or not to code all blocks in a current picture in the skip mode; setting, based on a result of the determination, a first flag indicating whether or not a temporally neighboring block is to be referenced, a value of a parameter for determining a total number of merging candidates, and a second flag for each block included in the current picture, the second flag indicating whether or not the block is to be coded in the skip mode; calculating, as a merging candidate, a neighboring block usable for merging; and coding an index which indicates a merging candidate to be used for coding of the current block and attaching the coded index to a bitstream.
US10205958B2 Video coding using temporally coherent dynamic range mapping
A more efficient co-use of dynamic range mapping on the one hand and temporal prediction on the other hand such as, for example, in order to code HDR frame sequences, is achieved by exploiting the concept of weighted prediction in order to transition from the mapping parameter from the reference frame to the currently temporally predicted frame. By this measure, the temporal prediction does not fail and despite the frame-wise variation in the dynamic range mapping, encoding efficiency is, thus, maintained. As a favorable side aspect, weighted temporal prediction is already within the capabilities of existing video coding stages such as, for example, the H.264/AVC.
US10205957B2 Multi-standard video decoder with novel bin decoding
An apparatus for multi-standard bin decoding in a video decoder for decoding two video coded in two different video coding standards is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first bin decoder to decode one or more first bin strings, a second bin decoder to decode one or more second bin strings, a standard change control module coupled to the first bin decoder and the second bin decoder and a system controller coupled to the standard change control module, the first bin decoder and the second bin decoder. The standard change control module or the system controller selects either a next slice or picture to be decoded by the first bin decoder or the second bin decoder based on one or more control parameters including the decoding time information.
US10205956B2 Texture compression techniques
A texture compression method is described. The method comprises splitting an original texture having a plurality of pixels into original blocks of pixels. Then, for each of the original blocks of pixels, a partition is identified that has one or more disjoint subsets of pixels whose union is the original block of pixels. The original block of pixels is further subdivided into one or more subsets according to the identified partition. Finally, each subset is independently compressed to form a compressed texture block.
US10205951B2 Method of signalling motion information for efficient scalable video compression
Embodiments of a method for incrementally coding and signaling motion information for a video compression system involving a motion adaptive transform and embedded coding of transformed video samples using a computer are disclosed herein. In one such embodiment, the method includes (a) storing computer-readable instructions in the computer which, when executed, produce an embedded motion field bit-stream, representing each, motion field in coarse to fine fashion and (b) storing computer-readable instructions in the computer which, when executed, interleave contributions from said embedded motion field bit-stream with successive contributions from said embedded coding of the transformed video samples.
US10205950B2 Image decoding method, image encoding method, image decoding apparatus, and image encoding apparatus
An image decoding method includes a constraint information decoding step of decoding constraint information indicating prohibition of reference from a target tile, which is one of a plurality of tiles obtained by partitioning a picture, to another tile, and a list generation step of generating a prediction motion vector list including a plurality of prediction motion vector candidates and a plurality of prediction motion vector indices each associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of prediction motion vector candidates. In the list generating step, a prediction motion vector list not including a temporal motion vector of a block on a lower right side of the target block is generated.
US10205949B2 Signaling for addition or removal of layers in scalable video
A method of signaling individual layers in a transport stream is provided that includes: determining a plurality of layers in a transport stream, wherein each layer includes a respective transport stream parameter setting; determining an additional layer for the plurality of layers in the transport stream, wherein the additional layer enhances one or more of the plurality of layers including a base layer and the respective layer parameter settings for the plurality of layers do not take into account the additional layer; and determining an additional transport stream parameter setting for the additional layer, the additional transport stream parameter setting specifying a relationship between the additional layer and at least a portion of the plurality of layers, wherein the additional transport stream parameter setting is used to decode the additional layer and the at least a portion of the plurality of layers.
US10205948B2 Context initialization based on slice header flag and slice type
Technique for initialization of encoders and decoders. In some cases, the decoder receives a slice and identifies if the slice is either a forward predicted B-slice or a backward predicted B-slice, and not both a forward and backward predicted B-slice, and based upon this identification initializes, using a P-slice technique, a context associated with the slice.
US10205943B2 Bitrate distribution
There is provided a method of processing video information, the method comprising encoding (430) received video information, the encoded video information having an encoded video bitrate (330), wherein the encoded video bitrate is variable in response to the complexity of the received video information. The method further comprises buffering (440) the encoded video information in a buffer (145), wherein the size of the buffer (145) is controlled in response to the complexity of the received video information.
US10205941B2 Mode-dependent coefficient scanning and directional transforms for different colour sampling formats
A method of coding 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 video data comprises predicting luminance and/or chrominance samples of an image from other respective reference samples derived from the same image according to a prediction mode associated with a sample to be predicted, the prediction mode being selected for each of a plurality of blocks of samples, from a set of two or more candidate prediction modes; detecting differences between the samples and the respective predicted samples; selecting a frequency-separation transform from two or more candidate frequency separation transforms according to the prediction mode associated with a current block of samples using a mapping between transform and prediction mode, the mapping between different, as between chrominance and luminance samples, for at least the 4:4:4 format; and encoding the detected differences by frequency-separating the differences, using the selected frequency-separation transform.
US10205940B1 Determining calibration settings for displaying content on a monitor
Technologies are described herein for determining calibration settings for displaying content on a monitor. A user may use a mobile computing device to determine calibration settings for a monitor. A calibration tool on the mobile computing device causes one or more calibration images to be displayed on the monitor. The calibration images are used to determine settings related to gamma, brightness, contrast, color settings, and the like that are associated with the monitor. After a calibration image is displayed, the calibration tool utilizes a camera on the mobile computing device to capture an image of the calibration image. The calibration tool analyzes the captured image data to determine calibration settings for the monitor. The calibration tool may apply the calibration settings directly to the monitor or might adjust image data before the image data is displayed.
US10205939B2 Methods and apparatus for automatic TV on/off detection
Methods and apparatus to determine a power state of an information presentation device. The method includes measuring power drawn by the information presentation device during a calibration period to generate a log of measurement values, determining, by executing an instruction with a processor, respective counts indicating respective numbers of times respective different ones of the measurement values were detected during the calibration period, and determining, by executing an instruction with the processor, a first threshold based on at least one of the counts. The method also includes determining whether the presentation device is in an ON state based on a comparison of measured power drawn by the information presentation device after the calibration period to the first threshold.
US10205935B2 Laser system for generation of colored three-dimensional images
A laser system for generation of three-dimensional (3D) colored images based on laser sources generating light at a plurality of wavelengths including basic color range (red, green and blue) that illuminate a two-dimensional display, at a given color range wherein a plurality of 2D images formed at different depths by image light impinges on a first optical element, with wavelength-sensitive focal length. All images of the given colored range are perceived by the human's eyes as a single 3D image of this color range. 3D images in red, green and blue that are formed at different positions, are fused by a second optical element, with adjustable focal length. As the light is switched between red, green and blue color ranges, the adjustable focal length is adjusted to compensate a change of the focal length of the first element, so the human's eyes see a fully colored 3D image.
US10205934B2 Display device for personal immersive device
A display device for virtual reality. A first display panel comprises a first pixel row having a first end and a second end that is closer to the second display panel than the first end. The first pixel row has a first arrangement of unit pixels that alternate between a first unit pixel type and a second unit pixel type. A second display panel comprises a second pixel row aligned with the first pixel row and having a third end and a fourth end that is further from the first display panel than the third end. A first unit pixel at the first end of the first pixel row is the first unit pixel type, and a second unit pixel at the third end of the second pixel row is the second unit pixel type.
US10205933B2 Depth image acquisition apparatus and method of acquiring depth information
A depth image acquisition apparatus and a method of acquiring depth information are provided. The method of acquiring depth information includes: sequentially projecting, to a subject, N different beams of light emitted from a light source for a time period including an idle time for each of the N different beams of transmitted light, where N is a natural number that is equal to or greater than 3; modulating, using a light modulation signal, beams of reflected light that are obtained by reflection of the N different beams from the subject; obtaining N phase images corresponding to the N different beams of light by capturing, using a rolling shutter method, the modulated beams of reflected light; and obtaining depth information by using the obtained N phase images.
US10205932B2 Imaging circuits and a method for operating an imaging circuit
An imaging circuit includes a first vertical trench gate and a neighboring second vertical trench gate. The imaging circuit includes a gate control circuit. The gate control circuit operates in a first operating mode to generate a first space charge region accelerating photogenerated charge carriers of a first charge-carrier type to a first collection contact in and in a second operating mode to generate a second space charge region accelerating photogenerated charge carriers of the first charge-carrier type to the first collection contact. The imaging circuit further includes an image processing circuit which determines distance information of an object based on photogenerated charge carriers of the first charge carrier type collected at the first collection contact in the first operating mode and color information of the object based on photogenerated charge carriers of the first charge carrier type collected at the first collection contact in the second operating mode.
US10205930B2 Camera allay including camera modules with heat sinks
A camera system is configured to capture video content with 360 degree views of an environment. The camera array comprises a housing including a first quadrant, a second quadrant, a third quadrant, and a fourth quadrant, wherein each of the first quadrant, the second quadrant, the third quadrant, and the fourth quadrant form a plurality of apertures, a chassis bottom that is removably coupled to the housing, and a plurality of camera modules, each camera module comprising a processor, a memory, a sensor, and a lens, wherein each of the camera modules is removably coupled to one of the plurality of apertures in the housing, wherein the first quadrant, the second quadrant, the third quadrant, and the fourth quadrant each include a subset of the plurality of camera modules. Each of the plurality of camera modules includes a heat sink.
US10205929B1 Methods and systems for creating real-time three-dimensional (3D) objects from two-dimensional (2D) images
An example method for determining three-dimensional coordinates of an object from a plurality of two-dimensional images may include: acquiring two-dimensional input frames via a camera, the camera being associated with one or more calibration parameters; isolating a contour of at least one object contained within each input frame; calculating coordinates of one or more visual rays corresponding to each contour in a direction specified by at least one of the calibration parameters; estimating a spatial tangent vector of each contour using finite differences; estimating a tangent space of the visual rays at each visual ray; calculating epipolar numbers based on basis vectors of the tangent space, the one or more calibration parameters, and the tangent vector; forming a line-based epipolar matrix using the epipolar numbers and line coordinates; and de-homogenizing the column space of the matrix into object points.
US10205928B2 Image processing apparatus that estimates distance information, method of controlling the same, and storage medium
An image processing apparatus free from the inconvenience of an increase in the number of focal positions for image pickup or reduction of the distance accuracy. An optical imaging system forms an object image and an image pickup device picks up the formed object image. A first range image is generated from a plurality of images picked up by the image pickup device and having parallax. A second range image is generated from a plurality of images picked up by the image pickup device and having different degrees of focus at respective corresponding locations therein. A synthesis coefficient is calculated according to the depth of field of a main object selected from objects shown in the object image. A synthesized range image is generated by synthesizing the generated first range image and second range image using the calculated synthesis coefficient.
US10205923B2 Apparatus and method for processing a projected image, and projection display system
This disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for processing a projected image, and a projection display system, the apparatus including: at least one processor; and a memory communicatively connected with the at least one processor, wherein: the memory stores instructions executable by the at least one processor, wherein the instructions are executed by the at least one processor to cause the at least one processor: to obtain an image to be projected, and resolution of the image to be projected; to segment the image to be projected, into N frames of images, resolution of each of which is no higher than resolution of an optical valve, wherein N is a positive integer more than 1; and to display the N frames of images in a time-division mode, wherein imaging positions of the N frames of images are offset from each other.
US10205919B2 Fixture
A fixture includes a housing having an output device, at least one sensor, and a projector for projecting image data. The fixture further includes a fixture computing system that is communicatively coupled to the output device, the sensor, and the projector and includes a processor, and non-transitory computer memory having programming for receiving information from the at least one sensor and causing the projector to project the image data.
US10205917B2 Image projection apparatus
An image projection image for projecting an image on a screen includes a light source, a scanning mirror and a prism. The light source includes laser diodes for emitting beams of different wavelengths. The scanning mirror reflects the beams radiated from the light source and projects the reflected beams. The prism is disposed at the rear of the scanning mirror to decenter the beams via the scanning mirror based on the wavelengths. In the image projection apparatus, the laser diodes are fixed to be vertically spaced apart from a reference height, corresponding to the wavelengths of the beams.
US10205914B2 Wireless video camera and connection methods including multiple video or audio streams
Systems and methods for streaming video and/or audio from wireless cameras are provided. Methods may include, at a network camera, receiving an instruction to begin video capture from a first network node, including information identifying a second network node. A first video stream may be sent from the network camera to the first network node, and a second video stream may be simultaneously sent to the second network node. The first and second video streams may be based on common video capture data, and may be sent at different bitrates, different resolutions, different frame-rates, and/or different formats. A parameter of the second video stream may be adjusted in response to performance data received from the second network node or another network node.
US10205913B2 Cameras and networked security systems and methods
A system includes a remote server and a device having a wireless transceiver, microphone, and processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to monitor the microphone for a siren signature. The processing circuit is configured to use the wireless transceiver to send information to the remote server in response to a detection of the siren signature. The remote server causes wireless cameras located near the device to capture a current image and to send the captured image to the remote server for further distribution.
US10205912B2 Biological imaging device and biological imaging method
A fingertip guide of a biological imaging device guides a fingertip, and a light emitting device of the biological imaging device emits light to a first part. An imaging device of the biological imaging device captures a fingerprint of the first part and a blood vessel of a second part by a reflected light and a radiated light. The reflected light is a light emitted by the light emitting device has been reflected on the first part. The radiated light is a light has been propagated inside the second part and has been radiated. At least the second part does not contact any member.
US10205903B2 Compact readout circuit and a method for reading a pixel using a compact readout circuit
A device comprising a pixel and a readout circuit, wherein the pixel is coupled to the readout circuit; wherein the readout circuit comprises a current control circuit and a comparator; wherein the current control circuit is configured to (a) charge the current control circuit to a pixel affected charge using at least a pixel affected current that is indicative of an electrical parameter of the pixel and (b) drain, based on the pixel affected charge, a current control circuit current during a comparison period; wherein the comparator is configured to compare, during the comparison period, between a pixel affected voltage and a reference signal that changes during the comparison period and to provide at least one pulse that has is indicative of a value of the pixel affected voltage.
US10205901B2 Electronic device with image sensor and control unit
An image sensor is provided, the image sensor including: an imaging unit that has a first imaging region and a second imaging region, and outputs: a first pixel signal generated according to light incident on the first imaging region; and a second pixel signal generated according to light incident on the second imaging region; a first ramp generating unit that generates a first ramp signal; a second ramp generating unit that generates a second ramp signal; a first signal converting unit that converts the first pixel signal into a first digital image signal based on a result of comparison between the first pixel signal and the first ramp signal; and a second signal converting unit that converts the second pixel signal into a second digital image signal based on a result of comparison between the second pixel signal and the second ramp signal.
US10205896B2 Automatic lens flare detection and correction for light-field images
According to various embodiments, the system and method disclosed herein process light-field image data so as to mitigate lens flare effects. A light-field image may be captured with a light-field image capture device with a microlens array and received in a data store. A plurality of flare-affected pixels may be identified in the light-field image. The flare-affected pixels may have flare-affected pixel values. Flare-corrected pixel values may be generated for the flare-affected pixels. Relative to the flare-affected pixel values, the flare-corrected pixel values may at least partially remove the lens flare effects. The flare-corrected pixel values may be used to generate a corrected light-field image in which the lens flare effects are at least partially corrected. The corrected light-field image may be displayed on a display screen.
US10205894B2 Imaging device and imaging system
An imaging device includes pixels including a photoelectric conversion unit, a holding unit holding charge transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, and an amplifier unit outputting signal based on the charge. The pixels output a first signal based on charge generated in a first exposure period and a second signal based on charge generated in a second exposure period of different length. In the first exposure period, the photoelectric conversion unit accumulates the generated charge, and charge held by the holding unit is transferred to the amplifier unit. The second exposure period includes a period of accumulating the generated charge only in the photoelectric conversion unit and a period of holding the generated charge in the photoelectric conversion unit and the holding unit. In the period of accumulating the generated charge only in the photoelectric conversion unit, the charge held by the holding unit is transferred to the amplifier unit.
US10205889B2 Method of replacing objects in a video stream and computer program
The invention relates to a method for replacing objects in a video stream. A stereoscopic view of the field is created. It serves to measure the distance from the camera and to determine the foreground, background and occluding objects. The stereoscopic view can be provided by a 3D camera or it can be constructed using the signal coming from a single camera or more. The texture of the objects to be replaced can be static or dynamic. The method does not require any particular equipment to track the camera position and it can be used for live content as well as archived material. The invention takes advantage of the source material to be replaced in the particular case when the object to be replaced is filled electronically.
US10205887B2 Information communication method
An information communication method is provided for obtaining information from a subject using a terminal device that includes an image sensor having a plurality of exposure line. The method includes setting an exposure time of the image sensor so that, in an image obtained by capturing the subject by the image sensor, a bright line corresponding to each of the plurality of exposure lines included in the image sensor appears according to a change in luminance of the subject. The method also includes obtaining a bright line image including a plurality of bright lines, obtaining identification information of the subject, and sending the identification information to a server. The method further includes obtaining reservation information related to the identification information from the server, the reservation information related to a content displayed by the subject, and displaying the reservation information on a display of the terminal device.
US10205886B2 Imaging apparatus, control method, and storage medium
There is provided an imaging apparatus that can obtain a satisfactory image under a flickering light source while preventing lowering of a frame speed during consecutive image capturing. The imaging apparatus includes an image capturing unit, an acquisition unit to acquire information about a periodic change in light intensity from a subject, and a control unit to control exposure timing of the image capturing unit to the light. The control unit may control the exposure timing so that the image capturing unit is exposed in synchronization with a timing at which the light intensity from the subject becomes a first light intensity based on the acquired information. A period at or during which the light intensity from the subject becomes the first light intensity may be shorter than a change period of the light intensity from the subject based on the acquired information.
US10205883B2 Display control method, terminal device, and storage medium
A display control method executed by a processor included in a terminal device that includes a display and a camera disposed at a display surface side of the display, the display control method includes acquiring a first image taken by the camera, the first image including a second image of a face; calculating a proportion of a region of the second image to a region of the first image; determining whether the proportion is equal to or higher than a threshold; displaying the first image on the display when it is determined that the proportion is equal to or higher than the threshold; and restraining the first image from being displayed on the display when it is determined that the proportion is not equal to or higher than the threshold.
US10205881B2 Mobile terminal and control method thereof
A mobile terminal including a main body; an image sensor provided in the main body; a driving unit coupled to the image sensor and configured to change the posture of the image sensor in at least one of roll, pitch, and yaw directions; a sensing unit configured to sense movement information of a subject as an imaging target in an image input through the image sensor; a touch screen; and a controller configured to change the posture of the image sensor using the driving unit such that the image sensor tracks a movement of the subject based on the sensed movement information, and display guide information on the touch screen related to the movement information of the subject to guide a movement of the main body of the mobile terminal.
US10205878B2 Image processing apparatus, image-capturing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium
An image processing apparatus configured to generate a panoramic image by combining a plurality of images includes a first acquirer configured to acquire information of a first moving amount of the image based on a common area of the plurality of images, and an aligner configured to align the plurality of images based on difference information between the first moving amount and a second moving amount of the image acquired based on position information of an image-capturing apparatus configured to capture the plurality of images, and information of the second moving amount.
US10205874B2 Wearable device and control method thereof
A wearable device and a control method thereof is provided. The wearable device includes a display configured to display time information, a camera configured to photograph an image, a sensor configured to sense a user's motion, and a processor configured to analyze the user's motion based on a sensing value sensed by the sensor and to perform an image photographing if the user's motion satisfies an image photographing condition, thereby enabling the user to perform image photographing easily using the wearable device.
US10205873B2 Electronic device and method for controlling a touch screen of the electronic device
Provided is a method and apparatus for controlling a user interface. The method of controlling a user interface of an electronic device includes: displaying a drawing object formed by a path input into the electronic device on a screen, and controlling the user interface by applying different functions to a drawing object area and the remaining area excluding the drawing object area in the touch screen.
US10205872B2 Display control apparatus and method for controlling the same
An apparatus includes a display control unit configured to display a first type of image captured with a first gradation characteristic and a second type of image captured with a second gradation characteristic having a higher gradation quality on a high-luminance side than the first gradation characteristic, and a control unit configured to perform control such that luminance of a display unit is set to second luminance higher than first luminance of a case where the first type of image is displayed, in a case where the second type of image is displayed.
US10205868B2 Live view control device, live view control method, live view system, and program
A live view control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a display control unit that displays each of a plurality of live view images received from a plurality of imaging devices in each of a plurality of areas of a display screen, a priority setting unit that sets a priority of the plurality of live view images, a transfer condition setting unit that sets transfer conditions including at least one of a frame rate of transfer and an image size of the transfer of the plurality of live view images on the basis of the priority of the plurality of live view images, and a communication control unit that transmits a transfer instruction for a live view image according to the set transfer conditions to the plurality of imaging devices via the wireless communication unit.
US10205864B2 Near field lens and imaging apparatus including same
A near field light includes a substrate; and an epsilon near zero (ENZ) material layer, which is arranged on the substrate and is formed of a material with a dielectric constant that includes a real part having a value of zero or a value very close to zero with respect to a light of a designated wavelength.
US10205860B1 Camera chassis for a panoramic camera with isothermal mounting base
A chassis for use in a panoramic camera is disclosed. The chassis comprises a base; an a heat sink formed on a first portion of the base; and an isothermal mounting structure formed on a second portion of the base, wherein an isothermal mounting structure defines a plurality of mounting formations for securing imaging sensors thereto.
US10205859B2 Mounting device, image processing method, and imaging unit
Mounting device 11 captures an image of reference mark 25 at a first position at which mounting head 22 is stopped under first imaging conditions, and captures an image of component 60 under second imaging conditions. Then, mounting device 11 moves mounting head 22 and captures an image of reference mark 25 at a second position at which mounting head 22 is stopped under the first imaging conditions, and captures a second image of component 60 under the second imaging conditions. Further, mounting device 11 generates an image of component 60 picked up by mounting head 22 based on the positional relationship of reference mark 25 using the first image and the second image.
US10205856B2 Video surveillance system
A video surveillance system includes a vehicle that has a dashboard. An electronic device is provided and the electronic device may be carried. A recording unit is positioned on the dashboard and the recording unit records video footage. The recording unit is in electrical communication with the electronic device such that the electronic device receives the video footage. Thus, the video footage may be remotely viewed. The recording unit rotates 360° such that the recording unit records the video footage of all sides of the vehicle.
US10205853B2 Authentication apparatus, image forming apparatus, authentication method, and image forming method
An authentication apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures a face image of a user, an authenticating unit that authenticates the user using the face image of the user captured by the imaging unit, a display unit that displays failure information if authentication of the user by the authenticating unit is unsuccessful, a departure detecting unit that detects a departure of the user, and a stopping unit that causes the display unit to stop displaying the failure information if the departure detecting unit detects the departure of the user.
US10205852B2 System, apparatus, and method for allowing a program to cache user information
An information processing system includes a first storage that stores user information about one or more users of the information processing system; a second storage; a first determining unit that determines, depending on whether a program sets the second storage to store predetermined user information from the user information stored in the first storage, the predetermined user information being used in the program, whether to store the predetermined user information in the second storage; and a user information process unit that obtains the predetermined user information from the user information and stores the predetermined user information in the second storage if the first determining unit determines that the predetermined user information is to be stored in the second storage.
US10205849B2 To process information to use at least one opaque ink as a process colorant
A processing apparatus is provided. The processing apparatus includes a controller to process information as part of a Halftone Area Neugebauer Separation printing process to use at least one opaque ink as a process colorant in combination with at least one further process colorant.
US10205848B2 Printing apparatus serving as an access point based on authentication information for a wireless connection, printing system including the printing apparatus, and control method of the printing apparatus
A printing apparatus of the present invention makes wireless LAN connection in at least either one of a first connection mode for making wireless LAN connection to an image processing apparatus in which inherent authentication information is stored and a second connection mode for making wireless LAN connection to the image processing apparatus via a second access point provided by an apparatus other than the printing device and the image processing apparatus. The printing apparatus controls, in a case of connection in the first connection mode, a first function provided by the printing apparatus to be enabled and a second function which is enabled in the second connection mode to be disabled.
US10205847B2 Communication apparatus
A first communication apparatus may repeat a broadcast transmission of a trigger signal via a second interface, which is a signal to be used by a second communication apparatus as a trigger for sending a wireless connection request to the first communication apparatus. The wireless connection request may be for forming a first wireless network to which both the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus belong. The first wireless network may be a network for performing a wireless communication via a first interface The first communication apparatus may receive the wireless connection request via the first interface from the second communication apparatus which has received the trigger signal, and establish a first wireless connection via the first interface with the second communication apparatus so as to form the first wireless network.
US10205845B2 Image reading using a duplex scanning function
An image reading apparatus comprises a first reading section; a second reading section; a conveyance section which conveys the sheet sequentially to the first reading section and the second reading section; a control section which executes a first storage operation of storing image data read by the first reading section in a storage section and a second storage operation of storing image data read by the second reading section in the storage section, determines whether the reading operations of the first reading section and the second reading section, the first and the second storage operations are ended normally and deletes, if any one of the operations is not ended normally, the image data of the sheet not scanned normally stored in the storage section.
US10205844B2 Light beam scanning device, image forming apparatus, and scanning line adjusting method
A light beam scanning device scans a luminous flux irradiated from a light source and deflected by a deflector to a scanned surface through an optical system having a set of mirrors. A apparatus, such as the light beam scanning device, further includes a scanning line curve adjusting device to bend a first mirror of the set of mirrors so as to correct a curve in a scanning line on the scanned surface, and a scanning line tilt adjusting device to change orientation of a second mirror of the set of mirrors so as to correct a tilt in the scanning line on the scanned surface. The light beam scanning device may be provided in an image forming apparatus.
US10205843B2 Image forming apparatus and method for providing workflow service
A method by which an image forming apparatus provides a workflow service is provided. The method includes acquiring an execution request for a workflow of an image forming operation, determining whether conditions for executing the workflow are satisfied, according to the acquired execution request, and executing pre-stored functions corresponding to the workflow if it is determined that the conditions are satisfied.
US10205841B2 Information processing apparatus, control method of information processing apparatus, and storage medium
The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus having a plurality of storage units, capable of starting in any of a plurality of activation modes including a first activation mode and a second activation mode operable with a faster activation time than the first activation mode.
US10205834B2 Global local number
A system and method provides communication between subscribers of a telephone network and the subscribers of an OTT provider website wherein each of the subscribers of the OTT provider website is assigned a telephone number in a block which is not assigned to any particular country. The system includes terminating a call (e.g., having voice, video, data, and/or messaging) from the telephone network directed to a number in the block, and passing the terminated call to a nearby entry point to the OTT provider website, the OTT website being configured to associate the incoming call with the user's account to which the called number has been assigned. Calls can be placed in the opposite direction, in which case the assigned number is passed into the telephone system as the calling party's number.
US10205816B2 Method and apparatus for interworking between electronic devices
An electronic device comprising: a memory; a communication unit for exchanging communications with a wearable device and an external device; and at least one processor that is operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: detect an event that is associated with a connection with the external device; identify a function that is associated with the external device in response to the event; and transmit to the wearable device an instruction for executing the function, wherein the instruction is transmitted via the communications unit.
US10205815B2 Dynamic interactive voice interface
A dynamic voice user interface system is provided. The dynamic voice user interface system interacts with a user at a first level of formality. The voice user interface system then monitors history of user interaction and adjusts the voice user interface to interact with the user with a second level of formality based on the history of user interaction.
US10205813B2 Method and system for detecting abnormal contact information and server
Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus that includes interface circuitry and processing circuit. The interface circuitry is configured to receive contact information provided by a terminal device for a contact entry in the terminal device. The contact information includes at least one communication attribute parameter for representing an attribute of the contact entry for communication, and the communication attribute parameter includes one or more parameter characteristics. The processing circuitry is configured to determine whether the contact information of the contact entry is abnormal with one or more abnormal parameter characteristics, generate, when the contact information of the contact entry is determined to be abnormal, a new filtering rule for filtering contact entries according to the one or more abnormal parameter characteristics, and add the filtering rule to a rule base to obtain an updated rule base.
US10205808B2 Metal rear cover for terminal and terminal
A metal rear cover for a terminal and a terminal are provided. The metal rear cover includes a base plate provided with at least one micro-seam band, and the micro-seam band includes a plurality of micro-seams. The plurality of micro-seams are arranged equidistantly, a distance between two adjacent micro-seams is larger than a width of the micro-seam, the at least one micro-seam band divides the base plate into at least two radiation parts including a first radiation part and a second radiation part. A conducting switch is coupled between the first radiation part and the second radiation part, and configured to disconnect or connect the first radiation part with the second radiation part, so that transceiving of different preset frequency ranges can be achieved by the metal rear cover, when the conducting switch disconnects or connects the first radiation part with the second radiation part.
US10205805B2 Dropping or admitting packets to an output queue using policy-based scheduling and virtual destination queue occupancy values
One embodiment is associated with dropping or admitting packets to an output queue using occupancy values of virtual destination queues which are updated according to different independent disciplines upon the enqueuing of a packet to an output queue, and the dequeuing of that packet from an output queue. In one embodiment, a virtual destination queue is determined for a packet. A policing decision is made whether to drop the packet or admit the packet to the output queue based on the occupancy level of the determined virtual destination queue, which is updated upon admission. Packets are dequeued in first-in-first-out order from the output queue. For a dequeued one or more packets, one or more of the occupancy values of the virtual destination queues are updated based a scheduling policy that is independent of the particular virtual destination queue(s) associated with the dequeued packets.
US10205802B2 Transmission system and transmission method
A transmission system and a transmission method are provided. The transmission system comprises a compressor, an intermediate terminal, and a decompressor. The compressor transmits an initial Internet Protocol package (IP package). The initial IP package comprised an initial forwarding table. The initial forwarding table records at least one candidate context identification (CID). The intermediate terminal receives the IP package and selects the at least one candidate CID different from an intermediate CID recorded in the intermediate terminal, so as to create an intermediate forwarding table. And, the intermediate terminal transmits an intermediate IP package. The decompressor receives the intermediate IP package. The decompressor selects the at least one candidate CID different from a decompressor CID recorded in the decompressor to be a target CID.
US10205801B2 Data transfer policies between source and target servers in a wide area network
A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: sending a request to a target server to initiate a unidirectional connection, receiving a reply indicating whether the target server is capable of hosting the unidirectional connection or indicating identification of a unidirectional port, initiating a unidirectional connection to the identified unidirectional port of the target server in response to the reply providing the identification of the unidirectional port, sending a request to begin sending data to the target server over the unidirectional connection, receiving a response from the target server indicating that the target server is ready to receive data over the unidirectional connection, sending data to the target server over the unidirectional connection, sending a termination message over the unidirectional connection in response to sending the data to the target server, terminating the unidirectional connection, and performing a next communication with the target server over the TCP/IP connection.
US10205799B2 Image filtering based on social context
In particular embodiments, a computing system may receive a request for a media item from a user. The system may access the media item and metadata associated with the media item. The metadata may identify one or more concepts depicted in the media item and a time associated with the media item. The system may obtain information associated with the one or more concepts from a social graph. The system may determine a social context associated with the media item using the metadata and the information from the social graph. A relevance of the social context to the user may be determined. The computing system may then select one or more media items associated with the social context and provide them to the user for display.
US10205795B2 Optimization of enhanced network links
A method and apparatus for dynamic network link acceleration provides a managed communication link for accelerated and reliable network communication between a client and other network devices. In one or more embodiments, a client computing device which generates communication packets of a first type is enhanced with a front end mechanism which selectively encodes the data packets into packets of a second type. The data packets which are encoded into a second type are transmitted over a managed communication link which may provide error correction, security, quality of service, and other services including acceleration of communications.
US10205793B2 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, a determining unit, and a transmission controller. The receiving unit receives a notification to inquire about a state of a user of the information processing apparatus, which is portable, from a different information processing apparatus. If the notification is received by the receiving unit, the determining unit determines whether communication from the other information processing apparatus is acceptable in the state of the user. If the determination unit determines that the communication from the other information processing apparatus is not acceptable in the state of the user, the transmission controller controls transmission so as not to transmit the state of the user.
US10205792B2 Method and apparatus for processing page operation data
A server receives, from a user terminal, the page operation data produced when a user performs operations on each page of a designated program, a user's identifier, and a page identifier operated by the user. The server conducts statistics for the page operation data and obtains a total number of the user operations on the page during a preset statistical period according to the identifier of the user and the identifier of the page that the user operated. The server generates a statistics tree corresponding to a sequential relationship among the pages according to the sequential relationship among the pages, the total number of user operations on each of the pages within the preset statistical period, and the page operation data.
US10205790B1 Integrated posts and guidance
A method or apparatus to provide personalized post and guidance to a user, through a social network feed. The method comprises obtaining user characteristic data, and obtaining temporary characteristic data, the temporary characteristic data including one or more of: a user's motion state, a user's current location, a user's past motion states. The method further comprises making a personalized post available to the user through a newsfeed in a social network, the personalized post requesting engagement, and tracking the engagement of the user with the personalized post.
US10205785B2 Systems and methods for providing virtual crash cart access to an information handling system
In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor and an access controller communicatively coupled to the processor. The access controller may be configured to, when locally coupled to a second information handling system determine if the second information handling system is authorized to perform virtual crash cart operations on the information handling system and, responsive to determining that the second information handling system is authorized to perform virtual crash cart operations on the information handling system, permit the second information handling system to perform virtual crash cart operations on the information handling system whereby the second information handling system implements one or more virtual information handling resources such that each virtual information handling resource behaves at least in part as a physical information handling resource present at the information handling system.
US10205784B2 Communication system and method for controlling data distribution quality of service in time sensitive networks
A control system (e.g., that controls operations of a powered system) includes one or more processors configured to determine quality of service (QoS) parameters of devices communicating data with each other in an Ethernet network configured as a time sensitive network (TSN). The one or more processors also are configured to determine available communication pathways in the TSN through which the devices are able to communicate the data, and to select one or more of the available communication pathways and to designate communication times at which the data is communicated between the devices in order to satisfy the QoS parameters of the devices.
US10205782B2 Location-based resource availability management in a partitioned distributed storage environment
In some embodiments, a cluster computing system notifies a host system that a first path to a resource in the cluster computing system is optimized and that a second path to the resource is non-optimized. The resource is owned or managed by a first computing node of the cluster computing system. The first path includes the first computing node. The second path includes a second computing node and an intra-cluster connection between the second computing node and the first computing node. A disruption in the intra-cluster connection, which prevents communication between the first and second computing nodes via the intra-cluster connection, is identified. During a time period in which the disruption exists, the host system is notified that the first path is optimized and that the second path is unavailable, and input/output operations between the host system and the resource via the first path are continued.
US10205781B1 Methods for using extracted features to perform an action associated with selected identified image
Methods and systems to perform methods comprising receiving, at a computer system from a first electronic device a first electronic media work; extracting one or more features therefrom; determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to a first reference media work based on a matching of the extracted features against a database of reference features; receiving, from a second electronic device, a query related to the first electronic media work; linking the query to action information in an action database based upon determining that at least a portion of the first electronic media work corresponds to the first reference media work; generating machine-readable instructions associated with the action to be performed based at least in part on the linking of the query to the action information; transmitting, to the second electronic device, the machine-readable instructions; and logging an event associated with the machine-readable instructions.
US10205780B2 Cross-system storage management for transferring data across autonomous information management systems
Systems and methods are disclosed for cross-system storage management for transferring data across autonomous information management systems. Data may be transferred from one information management system to another information management system without interfering with or overriding each system's autonomy. For example, a secondary copy of production data (e.g., backed up data) is transferred from a first information management system that originated the data to a component of another “foreign” information management system. A first storage manager that manages the first information management system also manages the cross-system data transfer operation to a “foreign” client computing device, which remains under autonomous management as a component of the foreign information management system.
US10205777B2 Traffic coordination for communication sessions involving wireless terminals and server devices
The invention concerns a communication synchronization device (16), method, computer program and computer program product for synchronizing communication (RQ, PRES) as well as to a method, wireless device (58), computer program and computer program product for handling such communication. The device (16) investigates (36) the communication patterns of communications between the wireless terminal (24) and server devices (18, 20, 22) communication sessions (CS1, CS2, CS3) between applications (A1, A2, A3) running in the wireless terminal and the server devices (18, 20, 22), determines a downlink coordination group, collects (38) server device transmissions (PRES) of the group made by the server devices through aligning them with each other in time and sends (40) the collected transmissions to the wireless terminal as an aggregated transmission via a common wireless link. The wireless device (58) receives (52) the aggregated transmission and distributes (54) data therein to the applications (A1, A2, A3).
US10205776B2 Method and device for wireless connection
According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, a first terminal device may create a peer-to-peer (P2P) group, and then determine a Service Set Identifier (SSID) and a connection password of the P2P group, and then send the SSID and the connection password to a second terminal device so that the second terminal device is able to connect to the first terminal device according to the SSID and the connection password. In this way, prior to establishment of the wireless connection, the second terminal device may acquire the SSID and the connection password of the P2P group created by the first terminal device, thus second terminal device may directly use the SSID and the connection password to connect to the first terminal device without cumbersome discovery and negotiation processes as used in establishment of a conventional P2P connection.
US10205773B2 Service platform architecture
Requests received at a service platform may be processed either synchronously or asynchronously, based on, for example, a determination of the expected response time for the service request. Some embodiments may include separate hardware infrastructures and/or may support service requests designated for asynchronous processing.
US10205771B2 System and method for deploying an application in a computer system
System and method for deploying an application in a computer system automatically extend an application topology of virtual computing resources of the computer system and application components of the application to be executed on the virtual computing resources to include an affinity-type rule for the virtual computing resources of the computer system based on at least one predefined policy of the application topology and deploy the application in the computer system by provisioning the virtual computing resources to the physical devices in the computer system based on the extended application topology.
US10205770B2 Mobile device application integration with infotainment head units
A system is provided for integrating a feature rich application platform operating on a mobile device with a vehicle infotainment system. The system includes a head unit configured to control user interface devices including a display, a command entry device, and an audio output device. The head unit also includes computing resources and a communications interface. A content consumer application operates using the computing resources of the head unit, and is configured to communicate user generated commands over a communications interface to a content provider application executing on a mobile device. The content provider application is configured to direct the user generated commands to one of a plurality of sub-applications on the mobile device.
US10205769B2 Distributed applications across platforms
A utility application store may be configured to present an interface displaying multiple applications that are available from the utility application store. By accessing the interface of the utility application store, a utility supplier may, with a single request, initiate installation or activation of an application on multiple utility meters or other smart sensors in a utility communication network. The utility application store may be configured to provide notification of the availability of applications for utility meters or other smart sensors, consumer computing devices, and/or utility supplier back office computing devices. The utility application store may include one or more distributed applications that include a first portion configured for execution by a utility meter and one or more other portions configured for execution by another computing device (e.g., a personal computer, mobile device, utility supplier back office server, cloud service, or the like).
US10205767B2 Management system and method for a big data processing device
Provided is a management system for a big data processing device that includes a system management master node and at least one system management agent node communicatively coupled to the system management master node over a network. A first request-based communication path may be provided for transmitting data from a system management agent node to the system management master node and a second response-based communication path is provided for transmitting data from the system management master node to the system management agent node. The system management agent node may be configured to detect whether an instruction is included in a response received over the second communication path.
US10205759B2 Retrieval of wireless network credentials
Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate a retrieval and display of network credentials. A predetermined input may be received at a client, wherein the predetermined input initiates a retrieval of network credentials such as network identifiers and corresponding passwords or passphrases. The client may aggregate retrieved network credentials associated with one or more networks that may be available to a user, and may output the aggregated credentials to a display.
US10205758B2 Automatic sharing of digital multimedia
Devices and methods for automatic sharing of digital multimedia include, in one embodiment, obtaining factor data affecting a decision on whether or not to enter a digital multimedia sharing mode for an event or meeting; entering the digital multimedia sharing based on the factor data; storing digital photograph data produced by a camera module while in the sharing mode and automatically making the digital photograph data available to one or more participants of the event or meeting via a synchronized data container or a shareable link of an online content management system.
US10205755B2 Distributed connectivity policy enforcement with ICE
Instead of utilizing a centralized server or hardware (routers/gateways) to enforce connectivity policy restrictions, the policy connectivity restrictions for media session traffic are enforced by an endpoint that is involved in the media communication. Based on the policy requirements, the client enforces the policy restrictions by restricting the candidates that may be selected for the establishment of the media path. For example, the enforcement may result in the client selecting a path from available candidates that avoids congested Wide Area Network (WAN) links, avoiding a low bandwidth link, or possibly even failing the communication completely. The clients may also provide periodic updates to the policy server to allow tracking of the utilization of managed WAN links.
US10205748B2 Protection for computing systems from revoked system updates
A computing system may be protected from revoked system updates. A computing system receives an object and scans it for revocation updates to a security structure of the computing system. The security structure is a monotonically nondecreasing collection of segments containing data on whether a system update is revoked, and a system update's status as revoked signifies the revoked system update can no longer be used by the computing system. Based upon scanning the object, the computing system identifies and validates a revocation update. The computing system resolves the revocation update by applying the revocation update to the security structure, by adding or changing one or more segments of the security structure identified by the revocation update, in response to determining that the revocation update is valid, or by denying application of the revocation update to the security structure in response to determining that the revocation update is invalid.
US10205746B2 Anti-spoofing protection in an automotive environment
To automatically identify an attempt at presenting falsified vehicle identifiers to portable devices, (i) a vehicle identifier reported by a vehicle with which the portable device is establishing a short-range communication link, and (ii) an indication of a current location of the portable device, are received from a portable device at a first time. An indication of a recent location at which the vehicle identifier was reported at a second time is obtained. The current location of the portable device is compared to the recent location of the vehicle, in view of the first time and the second time. In response to determining that the current location is not proximate to the recent reported location of the vehicle, an indication that the reported identifier is likely falsified is generated.
US10205744B2 Remote malware remediation
An opportunity to assist with remediation of a file at a remote particular host device is identified. One or more remediation techniques are identified that can be applied to assist with remediation of the file at the particular host device. In one aspect, one or more remediation scripts are identified from a plurality of remediation scripts for remediation of the file and provided to the particular host device for execution on the particular host device. In another aspect, a remediation tool is identified and launched on a computing device remote from the particular host device with operations of the remediation tool applied to resources of the particular host device. In another aspect, at least a portion of the remediation techniques are remotely initiated to be performed locally at the particular host device.
US10205741B2 Method and apparatus enabling browsers to perform security scan of devices
A method and an apparatus enabling browsers to perform security scan of devices is described. The method includes receiving a device scan request triggered when a device scan function in a browser is selected by a user. The method further includes injecting a pre-defined device scan program into an engine of the browser according to the received device scan request, running the device scan program, and displaying a scan result on a scan result displaying interface of the browser. A security scan in the prevalent browser application adds different functions to the browser and exempts users from downloading dedicated device checking and management software.
US10205737B2 Addressing login platform security risks
A computer-implemented method includes identifying a primary login platform and identifying one or more security developments associated with the primary login platform. The computer-implemented method further includes determining one or more security corrective actions based on the one or more security developments. A corresponding computer program product and computer system are also disclosed.
US10205735B2 Graph-based network security threat detection across time and entities
The disclosed techniques relate to a graph-based network security analytic framework to combine multiple sources of information and security knowledge in order to detect risky behaviors and potential threats. In some examples, the input can be anomaly events or simply regular events. The entities associated with the activities can be grouped into smaller time units, e.g., per day. The riskiest days of activity can be found by computing a risk score for each day and according to the features in the day. A graph can be built with links between the time units. The links can also receive scoring based on a number of factors. The resulting graph can be compared with known security knowledge for adjustments. Threats can be detected based on the adjusted risk score for a component (i.e., a group of linked entities) as well as a number of other factors.
US10205731B2 Contextually-aware location sharing services
Technologies are described herein for providing contextually-aware location sharing services for computing devices. In some configurations, the techniques disclosed herein can involve a number of computing devices configured to select and utilize location data from one or more resources based on one or more factors. An analysis of contextual data including, but not limited to, the capabilities of the individual devices, a status of one or more components, or the availability or cost of data, allows individual devices to dynamically select and utilize location data or a source of location data to accommodate a range of scenarios. Techniques disclosed herein can also detect the presence of a changed scenario and take one or more actions based, at least in part, on data defining the changed scenario.
US10205729B2 Automation tool for providing users with security access to an electronic system
A method for providing multiple users with security access to an electronic system is provided. The method comprising: providing a plurality of parent security roles, wherein each parent security role includes a plurality of transactions authorized to be performed in the electronic system, providing a plurality of child security roles, wherein each child security role is derived from one of the plurality of parent security roles, setting up the multiple users in the electronic system and their associated user passwords, assigning one of the plurality of child security roles to each of the multiple users to provide the multiple users with security access to the electronic system at once, and providing each of the multiple users with security access to the electronic system, via the associated user password, in accordance with the child security role assigned to the user.
US10205727B2 Unified enterprise management of wireless devices in a controlled environment
A wireless device enterprise management system and a method for operating the management system in a controlled environment is disclosed. The enterprise management system includes implementing a container-based file system on wireless devices within the controlled environment. Enterprise management system manages and controls the organization of files into one or more containers on each wireless device. Each container is associated with one or more execution rules that allow or restrict execution of files that are located in the container.
US10205726B2 Apparatus and method for preventing file access by nodes of a protected system
A method includes detecting a storage device at a protected node and determining whether the storage device has been checked-in for use with at least the protected node. The method also includes granting access to the storage device in response to determining that the storage device has been checked-in for use with at least the protected node. The method further includes blocking access to the storage device in response to determining that the storage device has not been checked-in for use with at least the protected node. The method may also include determining whether a file on the storage device has been checked-in for use with at least the protected node. Meaningful access to the file is granted or blocked in response to determining that the file has or has not been checked-in for use with at least the protected node.
US10205725B2 Source device and systems and methods of verifying an identity using dynamic scoring
A source device for systems and methods of verifying an authentication based on dynamic scoring is disclosed, wherein the source device is configured to receive at least one identification feature from a user, and to communicate the identification feature to a verification unit. The verification unit is configured to generate a base verification score associated with the user based on at least one identification input, the identification input comprising the identification feature, a feature validity rating, and a source device validity rating, to receive a request to access a service, wherein the verification unit compares the base verification score with a service authorization threshold associated with the service, and to grant access to the service when the base verification score meets the service authorization threshold.
US10205724B2 Cloud-based onboarding of cloud-controlled Wi-Fi network devices
A cloud-based onboarding server receives first identification information associated with a network device, from a wireless station authenticated to the cloud-based Wi-Fi onboarding server, the identification information being sent on behalf of the network device. Additionally, second identification information associated with the network device is received from the network device. Responsive to the first identification information matching the second identification information, the network device is associated with a user account.
US10205723B2 Distributed storage of authentication data
A biometric server receives, a transmission of a biometric sample and an encrypted enrollment template of the user from a client device, wherein the encrypted enrollment template comprises an encrypted mathematical representation of historical biometric data of the user, and wherein the biometric sample comprises a current snapshot of the biometric data. The biometric server decrypts the encrypted enrollment template to an enrollment template using an enrollment template key. The biometric server converts the biometric sample to a biometric template. The biometric server, based on determining that the biometric template is similar to the enrollment template associated with the user, sends an access token to the client device.
US10205720B2 Password manipulation for secure account creation and verification through third-party servers
A method and system for deterring attacks at potential breach points between servers and an account and login server for creating and subsequent verification of accounts. Various cryptographic primitives are used to manipulate passwords to generate verifiers. The verifiers are used with external hardware security modules (HSMs) to eliminate HSMs and intermediate steps between the HSM and login servers as potential breach points.
US10205718B1 Authentication transfer across electronic devices
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that authenticates a user. During operation, the system obtains a request to transfer an authentication of the user on a first electronic device to a second electronic device. Next, the system enables, in response to the request, an authentication mechanism for transferring the authentication of the user from the first electronic device to the second electronic device. Upon detecting use of the authentication mechanism on the first electronic device or the second electronic device, the system authenticates the user on the second electronic device without requiring authentication credentials for the user from the second electronic device.
US10205717B1 Virtual machine logon federation
Systems and methods are described for providing federated access to end-users of virtual machines. The method includes receiving a request from a user to access a resource outside of the user's original security domain. The user's existing security credentials are forwarded to an authentication entity, which determines if the user's credentials are authentic. If it is determined that the user's credentials are authentic, the user's target identity provider generates a security token that provides the virtual machine user with access to the resource, the resource residing in an external security domain. The user may log on to the virtual machine with access to the desired resource, subject to the privileges identified in the security token.
US10205714B2 Apparatus and method for process authentication in redundant system
Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for authenticating a process. According to the method for authenticating a process, a neighboring node transmits adjacent authentication data to an execution node, the execution node authenticates a process to be executed by comparing local authentication data with the adjacent authentication data, and the execution node executes the corresponding process.
US10205713B2 Private and mutually authenticated key exchange
A method of private mutually authenticated key exchange is provided. The method may include receiving, at the first device, a message transmitted from a second device and including a hierarchical inner-product encryption (HIPE) ciphertext. Further, the method may include decrypting, at the first device, the HIPE ciphertext to generate a first authenticated encryption (AE) ciphertext. The method may further include decrypting, at the first device, the first AE ciphertext. Further, the method may include encrypting, at the first device, a second AE ciphertext including a signature and one or more attributes of the first device. Moreover, the method may include transmitting, to the second device, another message including the second AE ciphertext.
US10205712B2 Sentinel appliance in an internet of things realm
In an example, there is disclosed a computing apparatus, comprising: a trusted execution environment (TEE); and a security engine operable to: identify a key negotiation for an encrypted connection between a first device and a second device; request a service appliance key for the key negotiation; receive the service appliance key; and perform a service appliance function on traffic between the first device and the second device. There is also disclosed a method of providing the security engine, and a computer-readable medium having stored thereon executable instructions for providing the security engine.
US10205707B2 Content consumption frustration
A Headend system including a packer to pack media content into a plurality of packets including a first packet and a second packet, a packet scheduler to schedule when the packets will be broadcast/multicast to a plurality of end-user devices, and calculate a plurality of timing values including a first timing value which provides an indication of how long the second packet will arrive at the end-user devices after the arrival of the first packet at the end-user devices, and an encryption engine to: encrypt the media content of the packets and the timing values, wherein the media content of the first packet and the first timing value are encrypted by different encryption algorithms, or the same encryption algorithm with different cryptographic keys.
US10205704B2 Classifying locator generation kits
Methods and systems for classifying malicious locators. A processor is trained on a set of known malicious locators using a non-supervised learning procedure. Once trained, the processor may classify new locators as being generated by a particular generation kit.
US10205703B2 Context-aware distributed firewall
A context-aware distributed firewall scheme is provided. A firewall engine tasked to provide firewall protection for a set of network addresses applies a reduced set of firewall rules that are relevant to the set of addresses associated with the machine. A hypervisor implements a search structure that allows each virtual machine's filter to quickly identify relevant rules from all of the received rules. The search structure is constructed as a binary prefix tree, each node corresponding to an IP CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) block. A query for relevant rules traverses nodes of the search structure according to a queried IP address and collect all rules that are associated with the traversed nodes.
US10205702B1 Systems and methods for allocating communication resources via information technology infrastructure
The present disclosure is directed to allocating communication resources via information technology infrastructure. A system can provide a communication tag and an analytics tag for integration in a web site. The system can receive a request to allocate a phone number generated based on an interaction between the communication tag and the analytics tag. The request can include the communication endpoint identifier, the site identifier for the web site, and a bucket identifier formed from bucketing criteria corresponding to a network activity session of the computing device. The system can determine a virtual phone number to assign to a combination of the values of the fields provided in the request, and create a link between the assigned virtual number and the combination. The system can provide the assigned virtual phone number to the computing device that initiated the request.
US10205699B1 Calling party number selection for outbound telephone calls to mitigate robocalling processing impacts
A contact center maintains a pool of calling party telephone numbers (“CPTN”) that can be selected for call origination. A new CPTN can be selected based on various criteria in order to avoid, or respond to, a determination that the current CPTN is “tagged” as being a robocall. The triggering of a new CPTN can be initiated based on various factors, including a number of calls made, a time period, a change in call outcomes, direct input, or by querying a database maintaining status information. Upon triggering the selection of a new number, the old calling party number may be placed in a “dead” pool if tagged, or placed in an “aging” pool for where it is not used for a given time. Once aged, the number is placed in an “available for use” pool. Thus, impacts of service provider robocall processing can be mitigated.
US10205697B2 Interactive content in a messaging platform
A messaging platform forms an interactive message with one or more components and broadcasts the interactive message to client devices associated with accounts. The interactive message has a plurality of states that update based on event data received from a content source. While the event is in progress, the messaging platform receives event data relating to the event and transitions to an updated state based on the received event data. When the interactive message transitions to the updated state, the messaging platform updates the interactive message broadcast to the client devices. The interactive message may include interactive components that accounts may use to perform various interactions with the event, the content source, or each other.
US10205689B2 Messaging system apparatuses circuits and methods of operation thereof
A messaging system configured to receive a message from a first mobile messaging client device, transmit to a second mobile messaging client device a notification of the presence of the message, receive a message attribute comprising an instruction to limit a functionality of the message, apply the message attribute to the message based on a message characteristic and update any existing corresponding message attribute, and transmit the message and the message attribute to the second mobile messaging client device where the message and the message attribute are stored in non-volatile memory at least until the second mobile messaging client device manages the message in accordance with the message attribute, wherein managing the message comprises limiting functionality of the message based on the message attribute, wherein the message attribute comprises a predetermined message viewing time after which the message content cannot be accessed at the second mobile messaging client device.
US10205685B2 Apparatus and method for managing user chat experiences with businesses
A computer-implemented method of managing a chat experience of a user desiring to chat with a selected one of a plurality of businesses or chat hosts utilizes in various aspects a chat management server running computer processes for communicating with user devices. In another aspect, a computer-implemented method of providing a chat experience to a user having a user device and desiring to chat with a selected one of a plurality of businesses utilizes computer processes running on the user device. Corresponding embodiments similarly provide an apparatus performing any of the foregoing methods. Other corresponding embodiments similarly provide a computer readable medium storing instructions, which when loaded into a computer, perform processes corresponding to any of the foregoing methods.
US10205682B2 Fabric access tunnels
Methods and systems associated with fabric tunnels may assist in traffic flow through a tunnel that aggregates a plurality of virtual local area networks across a core network.
US10205677B2 Cloud resource placement optimization and migration execution in federated clouds
The present disclosure describes a method for cloud resource placement optimization. A resources monitor monitors state information associated with cloud resources and physical hosts in the federated cloud having a plurality of clouds managed by a plurality of cloud providers. A rebalance trigger triggers a rebalancing request to initiate cloud resource placement optimization based on one or more conditions. A cloud resource placement optimizer determines an optimized placement of cloud resources on physical hosts across the plurality of clouds in the federated cloud based on (1) costs including migration costs, (2) the state information, and (3) constraints, wherein each physical host is identified in the constraints-driven optimization solver by an identifier of a respective cloud provider and an identifier of the physical host. A migrations enforcer determines an ordered migration plan and transmits requests to place or migrate cloud resources according to the ordered migration plan.
US10205675B2 Dynamically adjusting resources to meet service level objectives
The present disclosure provides for dynamic resource allocation to a container on a host. For example, in a first directed acyclic graph (“DAG”), a CPU resource usage of a container may be detected. In a second DAG, an I/O resource usage of the container may be detected. In a third DAG, a network traffic resource usage of the container may be detected. Each detected resource may be associated with a distinct control group. Each detected resource usage may be compared to a detected service level objective (“SLO”). Resources that fail to meet the SLO may be adjusted. Each adjusted resource usage may be compared to the SLO, and any resources that continue to fail to meet the SLO may be further adjusted. An orchestrator may be notified when a resource has been adjusted to a threshold limit and the container may be migrated to a second host.
US10205665B2 Mesh network nodes configured to alleviate congestion in cellular network
A plurality of nodes in a first network mitigate data restrictions on access points which are an interface between the first network and a second network. The access points advertise their access parameters to the second network to the nodes. The nodes maintain a list of the advertised access parameters of each access point. The nodes determine whether to transmit data to the second network according to a first transmission mode or a second transmission mode based on the data to be transmitted and the list of access parameters maintained by that node. In the first transmission mode, the node determines to transmit the data to a first access point having a lowest cost with that node. In the second transmission mode, the node determines to transmit the data to a second access point having fewer access restrictions to the second network than the first access point.
US10205663B1 Managing host computing devices
Each point-of-presence advertises the network addresses it hosts and the network addresses hosted by other points-of-presence. Each point-of-presence also announces its own network addresses at a higher degree of specificity than the other network addresses it is announcing. When a point-of-presence fails, packets routed to a network address hosted by that point-of-presence will be routed to one of the other points-of-presence announcing the same network address. When a point-of-presence is available, its more specific network address announcements prevents packets routed to a network address hosted by that point-of-presence from being routed to any other point-of-presence.
US10205661B1 Control messages for scalable satellite device clustering control in a campus network
An aggregation device may detect a change to a status of a campus network. The campus network may include a set of satellite clusters. Each satellite cluster, of the set of satellite clusters, may include one or more satellite devices. The aggregation device may generate one or more satellite cluster specific control messages (SCSCMs) to update the campus network based on detecting the change to the status of the campus network. The one or more SCSCMs may include at least one of a control-and-status protocol (CSP) message, or a link layer discovery protocol (LLDP) message. The aggregation device may include information relating to the set of satellite clusters in a configurable portion of the one or more SCSCMs. The aggregation device may transmit the one or more SCSCMs with a border satellite device, of the one or more satellite devices, to update the campus network.
US10205659B2 Information transmission using direct HPCRF communications
Embodiments of the present invention provide an information transmission method and apparatus, including: sending, by a routing apparatus, an IP address of the routing apparatus to an HPCRF entity via a VPCRF entity; receiving via the VPCRF entity, an IP address of the HPCRF entity sent by the HPCRF entity, the IP address of the HPCRF entity is sent after the HPCRF entity receives the IP address of the routing apparatus; and performing communication with the HPCRF entity according to the IP address of the HPCRF entity and the IP address of the routing apparatus. Therefore, information transmitted between the routing apparatus and the HPCRF entity no longer needs to be forwarded by the VPCRF entity, but instead, directly performed between the routing apparatus and the HPCRF entity, thereby reducing signaling overheads and saving network resources.
US10205655B2 Apparatus and methods for communicating utilizing an antenna array and multiple communication paths
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that can transmit first wireless signals associated with communication signals, where the first wireless signals are directed via beam steering by an antenna array towards a wireless receiver. The system can transmit second wireless signals associated with the communication signals, where the second wireless signals are directed via the beam steering by the antenna array towards a transmission medium. The second wireless signals can induce electromagnetic waves at a physical interface of the transmission medium where the electromagnetic waves are associated with the communication signals. Other embodiments are disclosed.
US10205654B2 Method for providing bio-inspired routing protocol using overhearing and probabilistic path finding in mobile ad hoc networks and system thereof
A method and system for providing a bio-inspired routing protocol using overhearing and probabilistic path finding in a mobile ad hoc network is provided, which can provide correct routing information for a destination, prevent a stagnation problem that repeatedly finds the same path because path finding depends mainly on regular pheromone values, also prevent the unnecessary creation of proactive ant packets and the increase of overhead which are caused by the stagnation problem, and decrease the probability with which an alternative path to be used in the event of link failure cannot be secured in advance.
US10205651B2 Apparatus and method of selecting next hops for a session
A method establishes a session across a plurality of nodes in a computer network using a load balancing technique. The plurality of nodes includes a current node and a plurality of next nodes, and each next hop node is coupled with the current node via a link. To determine the next hop node from the current node, the method determines the residual capacity of the links between the current node and the next nodes, and generates a random number. Next, the method selects one of the next nodes as a function of the random number and the respective residual capacities of the links between the current node and the next nodes. After selecting the one next hop node, the method directs packets for the session from the current node to the one selected next hop node.
US10205649B2 Hierarchical hardware linked list approach for multicast replication engine in a network ASIC
A multicast rule is represented in a hierarchical linked list with N tiers. Each tier or level in the hierarchical linked list corresponds to a network layer of a network stack that requires replication. Redundant groups in each tier are eliminated such that the groups in each tier are stored exactly once in a replication table. A multicast replication engine traverses the hierarchical linked list and replicates a packet according to each node in the hierarchical linked list.
US10205640B2 Seasonal trending, forecasting, anomaly detection, and endpoint prediction of java heap usage
Data can be categorized into facts, information, hypothesis, and directives. Activities that generate certain categories of data based on other categories of data through the application of knowledge which can be categorized into classifications, assessments, resolutions, and enactments. Activities can be driven by a Classification-Assessment-Resolution-Enactment (CARE) control engine. The CARE control and these categorizations can be used to enhance a multitude of systems, for example diagnostic system, such as through historical record keeping, machine learning, and automation. Such a diagnostic system can include a system that forecasts computing system failures based on the application of knowledge to system vital signs such as thread or stack segment intensity and memory heap usage. These vital signs are facts that can be classified to produce information such as memory leaks, convoy effects, or other problems. Classification can involve the automatic generation of classes, states, observations, predictions, norms, objectives, and the processing of sample intervals having irregular durations.
US10205639B2 Mobile application for accessing a sharepoint® server
A method of and a mobile processing device for accessing a web application platform. The method includes installing an application configured to access a server hosting the web application platform, configuring the application, wherein configuring comprises generating at least one of a data capture list and a data lookup list available to the application, transferring authentication information to the server, receiving an indication of which application configurations the application is permitted to access based upon the authentication information, and displaying a set of one or more icons related to the application configurations the application is permitted to access. The mobile processing device includes various hardware components for performing the method.
US10205634B2 Adaptive multi-phase network policy optimization
An adaptive multi-phase approach to estimating network parameters is presented. By gathering and aggregating raw network traffic data and comparing against default network parameters, a training data set may be generated. A black box optimization may be used in tandem with a supervised learning algorithm to bias towards better choices and eventually pick network parameters which optimize performance. Data delivery strategies are applied to deliver content using the optimized network policies based on the estimated parameters.
US10205633B2 Method for transmitting and receiving signal related to monitoring by SCEF in wireless communication system and apparatus for the same
A method for transmitting and receiving a signal related to monitoring by a Service Capability Exposure Function (SCEF) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving, from a Service Capability Server/Application Server (SCS/AS), a first request containing first information related to deletion for a monitoring configuration; transmitting, to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS), a second request containing second information related to deletion for the monitoring configuration, wherein the second monitoring request contains information indicating whether the second monitoring request is a request for deletion of all monitoring configuration of a subscriber.
US10205631B1 Distributing an access control service to local nodes
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for distributing an access control service to local nodes. During operation, the system receives, at a node in a network, a policy file comprising access policies for resources in the network, wherein the access policies are associated with attributes of profiles, and wherein the profiles are associated with clients. Next, the system compiles, at the node, the policy file into an optimized data structure. Finally, the system stores, at the node, the optimized data structure in memory to facilitate subsequent local lookups of permissions associated with the attributes and the resources.
US10205627B2 Method and system for clustering event messages
The current document is directed to methods and systems for processing, classifying, and efficiently storing large volumes of event messages generated in modern computing systems. In a disclosed implementation, received event messages are normalized to identify non-parameter tokens within the event messages. The non-parameter event tokens are used to compute a metric for each event message. The metrics are used, in turn, to identify a type-associated cluster to which to assign each received event message. The type-associated clusters are created dynamically as streams of event messages are processed. The type-associated clusters may be dynamically split and merged to refine event-message typing.
US10205623B2 Custom event and attribute generation for use in website traffic data collection
A method and system for the efficient customization of website tracking data includes a data collector with a user interface for assigning custom events and attributes to events occurring on a website. The data collector receives custom tracking data from the website in response to the occurrence of an event to be tracked. Customization of tracking data is achieved through the use of an embedded tracking code and associated data collection file. The embedded tracking code is configured to report tracking data customized for the website. The data collection server is configured via a graphical user interface to receive and store the customized tracking data. A configuration string from the data collector is inserted into the data collection file on the web site. In this manner, the data collection server and website is customized to collect customized tracking data efficiently without assistance from others.
US10205622B2 Waveform synthesis for RFID transmitters
A waveform synthesis technique for radio frequency identification (RFID) transmitters and an RFID system making us of the technique are disclosed. The RFID transmitter in example embodiments synthesizes a continuous transmitter waveform from a symbol alphabet without Nyquist or interpolation filters. High spectral occupancy waveforms are achieved which include the ability to do both linear and nonlinear predistortion with no increase in computational load once the signal set has been adapted to compensate for linear and nonlinear distortion in the transmitter analog circuitry. A polarity generator can be used to impart the required polarity to each waveform. The RFID transmitter can be employed in RFID readers to reduce the computational requirements of the digital signal processor (DSP).
US10205620B2 Transmission circuit, transmission method, and transmission system
In a transmission circuit that transmits transmission data using an amplitude shift modulation method (ASK modulation method) for changing an amplitude of carrier waves based on the transmission data or a transmission system that uses the transmission circuit, a phase of the carrier waves is changed based on the transmission data to suppress an irradiation of carrier wave components.
US10205618B2 Uplink transmit diversity and precoding
A configurable new radio (NR) uplink (UL) transmission may use transmit diversity. A user equipment (UE) may identify an uplink transmission of at least one stream as using one of cyclic prefix orthogonal frequency division multiplexing or discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing. The UE may apply a precoding matrix to the at least one identified stream. The precoding matrix changes over time. The precoding matrix may change based on closed loop feedback, a precoding cycling pattern, and/or a code division multiplexing group. The UE may transmit the at least one identified stream from multiple antennas according to the applied precoding matrix.
US10205617B2 Circuits and methods for reducing the amplitude of complex signals
For crest factor reduction in a first signal having first and second components, the first component is delayed. A second signal is generated in response to detecting that a peak in the first component exceeds a predetermined threshold. Amplitude of the peak in the first component is reduced in response to detecting that the peak in the first component exceeds the predetermined threshold. Reducing amplitude of the peak in the first component includes adding the second signal to the delayed first component.
US10205614B2 High-speed signaling systems with adaptable pre-emphasis and equalization
A signaling system includes a pre-emphasizing transmitter and an equalizing receiver coupled to one another via a high-speed signal path. The receiver measures the quality of data conveyed from the transmitter. A controller uses this information and other information to adaptively establish appropriate transmit pre-emphasis and receive equalization settings, e.g. to select the lowest power setting for which the signaling system provides some minimum communication bandwidth without exceeding a desired bit-error rate.
US10205611B2 Middleware as a service
In particular embodiments, a first computing device may receive a request from a software to access information of a remote device of a client device, the client device being coupled to the first computing device, and access the information of the remote device based at least on a virtual interface of the remote device, and send, responsive to the received request, the accessed information to the software.
US10205609B2 Overlay switch
The present invention discloses an overlay switch (OSW) and a method used by the same. A received unicast packet needs to pass a waypoint chain including a number of waypoints. A network address of a first waypoint of the waypoint chain and an underlay network address of a second OSW connected to the first waypoint are obtained. In response to a determination that the second OSW is not the first OSW the unicast packet is encapsulated into a first underlay network packet according to a specification of an overlay network. A field of a destination header of the first underlay network packet includes the underlay network address of the second OSW. A source port field of a user datagram protocol (UDP) header is set to indicate a waypoint index included in a corresponding waypoint chain. The first underlay network packet is sent to the second OSW.
US10205606B2 Mesh over-the-air (OTA) luminaire firmware update
A lighting system includes lighting devices and a controller. An Over-The-Air (OTA) update of lighting device programming is delivered via point-to-point connections between the controller and some number of lighting devices and/or between the lighting devices. Delivery of the OTA update from one lighting device to another lighting device is triggered based on an update command sent via a wireless mesh network of the lighting system.
US10205605B2 Automatic cooking device standardization system
An automatic cooking device standardization system is provided. The automatic cooking device standardization system includes a cold storage for storing food ingredients used for cooking, a cooking chamber capable of cooking dishes according to a cooking recipe, and a conveyor unit for conveying the food ingredients for each dish from the cold storage to cooking containers in the cooking chamber according to the cooking recipe. The automatic cooking device standardization system is capable of automatically cooking dishes without requiring user's manual work.
US10205603B2 System and method for using a packet process proxy to support a flooding mechanism in a middleware machine environment
A system and method can support flooding mechanism using a packet process proxy in a middleware machine environment. The middleware machine environment can comprise a gateway instance that includes an external port for receiving data packets from an external network. The middleware machine environment also comprises one or more host servers, each of which is associated with one or more virtual machines. Furthermore, said host servers can provide virtual interfaces that belong to a virtual hub associated with the gateway instance. At least one said packet is a flooded packet that is specified with an unknown destination address when it is received at the external port. The gateway instance can send the flooded packet to a designated virtual interface on a host server, and a packet process proxy on the host server can forward the flooded packet to a virtual machine on another host server for processing this packet.
US10205600B2 Managing metering for distributed IoT applications
The present disclosure relates to methods of metering, and in particular to methods of metering activities of applications in distributed networks. More particular, the disclosure concerns a method for metering the operation of distributed Internet of Things, IoT devices. This disclosure relates to a method for metering activities of an application in a data processing system, wherein said data processing system comprises resource nodes configured to perform activities executed as actors in the respective resource nodes; and wherein the actors are controlled by one or more runtimes in the data processing system. The method comprises tracing, by a runtime, information related to activities executed by actors controlled by the runtime, and metering, by the runtime, the operation of the application based on the part of the traced information, which is related to activities of actors being used by the metered application. Furthermore, the disclosure relates to corresponding apparatuses and computer programs.
US10205594B1 Crypto-erasure resilient to network outage
Examples are generally directed towards providing a server polling component for remote cryptographic key erasure resilient to network outage. A set of keys received from a server are stored on data storage. The data storage sends a status request to the server. If a key enabled status is received, the data storage continues normal operations. If a key disabled status is received, a key failure action is performed. The key failure action includes deleting one or more of the keys in the set of keys or shutting down one or more storage devices of the data storage. If no response is received from the server, the data storage iteratively resends the status request at retry time intervals until a response is received from the server or until a time out period expires. On expiration of the time out period, the key failure action is performed.
US10205587B2 Wireless communication system
Provided is a wireless communication system which enables wireless communication in which crosstalk due to multiple access is canceled while using a large number of inexpensive wireless terminals. In order to generate an interference component, an analysis data sequence is generated by applying a Hilbert transform, by a Hilbert transform, to a subcarrier data sequence obtained by extracting a target subcarrier wave component from a finite length data sequence, while a carrier phase difference Ψ is estimated by using the regression analysis by a carrier wave phase estimation unit. After rotation calculation configured to return the analysis data sequence by the carrier phase difference Ψ is performed, conversion into an angle is performed. Further, a multiplication by a desired odd number of multiplication is performed, and then an inverse Hilbert transform is applied.
US10205584B2 Systems and methods for integrating asynchronous signals in distributed antenna system with direct digital interface to base station
A distributed antenna system (DAS) includes: signal interface units to receive downlink asynchronous radio carrier signals for radio frequency carriers from external device(s), each having a different clock, the signal interface units configured to: re-clock the downlink asynchronous radio carrier signals to a master clock of the DAS and convert the downlink asynchronous radio carrier signals to downlink digital signals; a host unit communicatively coupled to signal interface units and configured to combine at least two downlink digital signals into an aggregate downlink digital signal; an antenna unit coupled to the host unit and configured to: receive the aggregate downlink digital signal from the host unit, convert the aggregate downlink digital signal(s) and/or another signal based on the aggregate downlink digital signal into downlink radio frequency signals, and wirelessly transmit downlink radio frequency signals to a subscriber unit.
US10205580B2 Method for transmitting uplink signal to minimize spurious emission and user equipment thereof
A method for limiting a spurious emission, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and includes configuring a radio frequency (RF) unit to use bands 1 and 5 for a carrier aggregation; and determining at least one band to be protected, if another UE using at least one of bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 40, and 42 needs to be protected, controlling the RF unit to limit a maximum level of spurious emission to −50 dBm, and if another UE using a band 26 needs to be protected, controlling the RF unit of the UE to limit the maximum level of the spurious emission to −27 dBm.
US10205579B2 Methods for transmitting data in a mobile system and radio stations therefor
The present invention relates to a method for transmitting a plurality of data streams from a primary station to a secondary station on a plurality of transmission beams, said method comprising: at the secondary station measuring the channel quality corresponding to each transmission beam, and signalling at a first rate to the primary station in a first indicator a CQI report representative of the quality of the beams, and signalling at a second rate, greater than the first rate, in a second indicator a number of data streams that can be transmitted on the transmission beams; at the primary station transmitting the data streams on the basis of the first and second indicators.
US10205573B2 System and method for OFDMA PS-poll transmission
A method for communicating in a wireless system includes receiving a trigger frame including a paging bitmap, and resource allocation information indicating a location of a resource pool for transmitting a packet, and determining if the station is permitted to transmit the packet in accordance with the paging bitmap. If the station is permitted to transmit the packet, the method also includes determining a location of a network resource in the resource pool in accordance with an identifier of the station, and transmitting the packet at the location of the network resource.
US10205570B2 Method and apparatus for configuring pilot sequence in WLAN system
Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting a feedback frame in a WLAN system. More specifically, a transmission apparatus configures the pilot sequence of a first WLAN system using the pilot sequence of a second WLAN system. The transmission apparatus transmits the pilot sequence of the first WLAN system.
US10205569B2 Method and user equipment for receiving downlink signals, and method and base station for transmitting downlink signals
The present invention relates to methods and devices for transmitting/receiving downlink signals in a wireless communication system. The methods and devices according to the present invention receive a downlink grant for user equipment (referred to hereinafter as a first downlink grant) at a first of a plurality of resource units in a given resource region from a base station; and detect an uplink grant at a second of the plurality of resource units if resource assignment information in the first downlink grant has a first value, and detect downlink data at the resource unit if the resource assignment information has a second value.
US10205565B2 Method for transmitting signal in wireless communication system and device therefor
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. Particularly, the present invention relates to a method for transmitting control information and a device therefor, the method comprising the steps of: configuring a first TDD cell having a first subframe pattern; configuring a second TDD cell having a second subframe pattern, wherein a direction for transmitting according to the first subframe pattern and a direction for transmitting according to the second subframe pattern differ from each other in each subframe; receiving a PDSCH in a DL subframe #n of the first TDD cell; and transmitting HARQ-ACK information for the PDSCH in a UL subframe #n−k of the second TDD cell, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to zero, and k is a positive integer fixed regardless of the first subframe pattern and the second subframe pattern.
US10205562B1 Method and apparatus for error correction
Error detection and correction techniques are employed in many digital communication systems. There may be multiple error detection and correction stages in a single communication system to provide a good balance of latency and retransmissions for reliable communication. Despite multiple levels of error detection and correction, there may be some residual errors. Many applications may require completely error free communication. A method and apparatus are disclosed for a receiver that may use the already received erroneous versions of transmitted and retransmitted packet or file to perform error correction without requesting additional retransmissions.
US10205556B2 Apparatus for transmitting broadcast signal, apparatus for receiving broadcast signal, method for transmitting broadcast signal and method for receiving broadcast signal
A method for generating and processing a broadcast signal according to an embodiment of the present invention includes encoding broadcast data for one or more broadcast services, encoding first level signaling information including information describing attributes of the one or more broadcast services, encoding second level signaling information including information for scanning the one or more broadcast services, and generating a broadcast signal including the broadcast data, the first level signaling information, and the second level signaling information, wherein the second level signaling information includes first capability information identifying capabilities needed to decode one or more pieces of broadcast content for the one or more broadcast services.
US10205553B2 Apparatus for protecting an optical link
According to the present invention, there is provided apparatus for providing protection of an optical link. The apparatus comprises a first port for coupling to the optical link and a second port for coupling to a further optical link. The apparatus further comprises a third port configured to receive an upstream optical signal to be transmitted over the optical link, and to output a downstream optical signal received over the optical link. The apparatus further comprises protection switching apparatus operable to selectively couple the third port to the first port or to the second port. The apparatus further comprises modifying apparatus configured to modify the upstream optical signal, received at the third port, before it is output from the first port, such that the switching upstream optical signal has a distinctive physical characteristic. The apparatus further comprises detecting apparatus, coupled between the first port and the third port, configured to receive a portion of an incoming optical signal, received at the first port, and to selectively detect the presence of the upstream optical signal or the downstream optical signal in the portion of the incoming signal based on the distinctive physical characteristic. The apparatus further comprises control circuitry configured to provide a control signal to the protection switching apparatus based on an output from the detecting apparatus.
US10205550B2 Scalable, low-latency medium-access control technique for optically switched networks
An optically switched network system includes an optical switch with N inputs and N outputs that connects N end-nodes and is structured to transmit N wavelengths from each of the N inputs to each of the N outputs. The system includes a virtual data plane and a virtual control plane, which both communicate through the optical switch. The virtual data plane provides any-to-all parallel connectivity for data transmissions among the N end-nodes. The N end-nodes are partitioned into two or more subsets, wherein end-nodes in a given source subset transmit data to a given destination subset using wavelengths, which are not used by end-nodes outside of the given source subset to transmit data to the same given destination subset. The virtual control plane includes two or more rings associated with the two or more subsets of end-nodes. Each ring passes through a subset of end-nodes, and is used to communicate arbitration information among arbitration logic located at each end-node in the ring.
US10205547B2 Clock synchronization using multiple network paths
A network device includes one or more ports coupled to a network, a path determination module, and a clock synchronization module. The one or more ports receive a plurality of time synchronization packets from a master clock device. The path determination module identifies, based on respective path information included in each of at least some of the plurality of time synchronization packets, particular communication paths among two or more communication paths between the master clock device and the network device, via which the respective time synchronization packets traveled from the master clock device to the network device. The clock module determines a system time clock based on respective time information included in the at least some of the plurality of time synchronization packets and the identifications of the particular communication paths via which the respective time synchronization packets traveled from the master clock device to the network device.
US10205543B2 Wireless communication system and method for monitoring the quality of a wireless link and recommending a manual adjustment to improve the quality of the wireless link
A system that acquires information from at least first and second electronic devices, the information indicating a quality of a wireless link between the at least first and second electronic devices; generates adjustment information indicating an adjustment of at least one of a position, orientation, antenna position or antenna direction of at least one of the first or second electronic devices to improve the quality of the wireless link between the first and second electronic devices; and controls outputting the adjustment information.
US10205542B2 Operation method of electronic device for transmitting RF signal and electronic device thereof
Disclosed is a method of operating an electronic device to transmit an RF signal. The method includes: selecting output power of a PA included in the electronic device, which is required when a signal is transmitted through an antenna included in the electronic device; determining input power of the PA corresponding to the output power of the PA by using at least one of a first data point, a second data point, or a plurality of data points stored in a memory included in the electronic device; and controlling output power of an RF transmission circuit included in the electronic device based on the input power, wherein the plurality of data points are generated by being linearly interpolated between the first data point and the second data point. Various embodiments are possible.
US10205541B2 Integrated RF circuit with phase-noise test capability
An integrated circuit is described herein. According to one or more embodiments, the integrated circuit includes a local oscillator with a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that generates a local oscillator signal. Further, the integrated circuit includes a frequency divider coupled to the VCO downstream thereof. The frequency divider provides a frequency-divided local oscillator signal by reducing the frequency of the local oscillator signal by a constant factor. A first test pad of the integrated circuit is configured to receive a reference oscillator signal. Further, the integrated circuit includes a first mixer that receives the reference oscillator signal and the frequency-divided local oscillator signal to down-convert the frequency-divided local oscillator signal.
US10205538B2 Providing digital data services as electrical signals and radio-frequency (RF) communications over optical fiber in distributed communications systems, and related components and methods
Distributed communications systems providing and supporting radio frequency (RF) communication services and digital data services, and related components and methods are disclosed. The RF communication services can be distributed over optical fiber to client devices, such as remote units for example. Power can also be distributed over electrical medium that is provided to distribute digital data services, if desired, to provide power to remote communications devices and/or client devices coupled to the remote communications devices for operation. In this manner, as an example, the same electrical medium used to transport digital data signals in the distributed antenna system can also be employed to provide power to the remote communications devices and/or client devices coupled to the remote communications devices. Power may be injected and switched from two or more power sources over selected electrical medium to distribute power for power-consuming components supporting RF communications services and digital data services.
US10205534B2 Systems and methods for network signaling
A method for conveying information through an optical fiber link between a transmitter and a receiver of an optical communication system. The method includes generating, by the transmitter, a predetermined spectral change, and inserting the predetermined spectral change into an optical fiber link for transmission to the receiver. A detector associated with the receiver detects the predetermined spectral change in an optical signal received through the optical fiber link, and generates a detection signal in accordance with the detection result. The detector is independent of a digital signal processor of the receiver that is configured to recover data modulated on the optical signal received through the optical fiber link.
US10205530B2 Network security and variable pulse wave form with continuous communication
A pulsed light communication device has a plurality of indicator light emitting diodes emitting diodes emitting at least one of a plurality of wavelengths of colored light to correspond to a designated color assigned to a security level for a network. A continuous uninterrupted modulated pulsed light emitting diode light signal may be generated having a sensitivity threshold detection level exceeding minimal parameters of a photodetector.
US10205529B2 Light source modulation circuit, light source modulation method, and projector apparatus
A light source modulation circuit includes a pulse width modulator (PWM) PWM-modulating an input PWM carrier signal according to an input on-time ratio signal to output a PWM-modulated signal, a frequency divider circuit frequency-dividing the PWM carrier signal at a predetermined frequency division ratio to output a communication carrier signal, a communication modulator modulating the communication carrier signal according to an input communication modulation code to output a communication modulation signal, an operational circuit performing a logical AND operation of the PWM-modulated signal and the communication modulation signal to output a resulting signal of the operation as a light source modulation signal, and a light source drive circuit generating a light source drive signal based on the light source modulation signal.
US10205526B2 Methods and systems for reducing noise in optoelectronic oscillators
Optoelectronic oscillator systems and an optoelectronic oscillator noise reduction method. One example of an optoelectronic oscillator system includes an optical source positioned at a first end of a fiber-optic path, the optical source being configured to transmit an optical signal along the fiber-optic path, an optical modulator positioned to receive and modulate the optical signal based on at least a reference signal, a retro-reflector positioned at a second end of the fiber-optic path, the retro-reflector being configured to receive and retro-reflect the optical signal, the retro-reflected optical signal having at least a frequency range of inherent fiber noise canceled, and an optical circulator positioned along the fiber-optic path between the optical modulator and the retro-reflector, the optical circulator being configured to direct the optical signal to the retro-reflector and direct the retro-reflected optical signal along a feedback path to a first photodetector to generate the reference signal.
US10205523B2 Designing and configuring packet optical networks
A packet optical network configuring method including obtaining network information that includes an optical reachability graph for a packet optical network, generating a packet reachability graph using the network information, generating a packet transport design for a network configuration for the packet optical network based on the packet reachability graph, generating an optical transport design for the network configuration, determining the network configuration is acceptable when the network configuration meets one or more predefined user objectives, and outputting the network configuration based on the determination. An apparatus including a receiver configured to obtain network information that includes an optical reachability graph for a packet optical network, a memory, and a processor coupled to the receiver and the memory, and configured to generate a set of packet reachability graphs using the network information, where each packet reachability graph from the set of packet reachability graphs interconnects a plurality of integrated packet optical network nodes for packet switching and optical switching.
US10205518B1 Method and system for optical vector analysis
An apparatus comprises an optical detecting signal generator configured to provide an optical spectrum comprising two frequency carriers, the two frequency carriers having two different nominal carrier frequencies, and the output port of the optical detecting signal generator being further configured to be coupled to a device under test (DUT); an optical to electrical converter configured to generate a first electrical current based on the optical spectrum without the optical spectrum passing through the DUT; and generate a second electrical current based on the optical spectrum after the optical spectrum passes through the DUT; and a data processor coupled to the optical to electrical converter, the data processor being configured to determine a transfer function of the DUT at an average of the two different nominal carrier frequencies based on the first electrical current and the second electrical current.
US10205512B2 Gain/flatness enhancement for RF switch matrix
Methods and apparatuses for enhancing flatness of frequency response of couplings of radio frequency (RF) ports in an RF switch matrix. Techniques include determining a second RF port has been selected to be coupled to a first RF port via a coupling, obtaining an indication of a frequency or frequencies to be carried via the coupling, determining an amount of attenuation or amplification for the coupling for the frequency or frequencies, and adjusting attenuation or amplification applied to the coupling according to the determined amount attenuation or amplification.
US10205510B2 Multi-input and multi-output (MIMO) system and method for providing satellite service
The present invention discloses an MIMO satellite service system and a method for providing an MIMO satellite service. According to the present invention, by periodically reporting terminal status information to a gateway platform, and acquiring connectable satellite communication systems of all MIMO satellite service terminals from a broadcast message, all MIMO satellite service terminals that access a network can update, in real time, types of satellite communication systems that can be connected by other terminals in the network. Therefore, not only a same satellite communication system can be selected to perform communication, but also communication across satellite communication systems can be performed based on forwarding of the gateway platform. Therefore, flexibility of satellite communication is improved, and interconnection and intercommunication are implemented for users that use different satellite communication systems, thereby improving application convenience of users that access a network, and also improving a bandwidth utilization rate of a communication system.
US10205501B2 Apparatus and method in wireless communication system using multi-user superposition transmission
Aspects of the disclosure include an apparatus at base station side in a wireless communication system for multi-user superposition transmission. The apparatus includes a superposition control unit and an indication generation unit. The superposition control unit is configured to insert, into a data stream of each user equipment in a group of user equipment comprising a plurality of user equipment, a demodulation reference signal corresponding to the data stream, and superpose demodulation reference signals corresponding to data streams of respective user equipment. The indication generation unit is configured to generate, for at least a first user equipment among the plurality of user equipment, an indication regarding a demodulation reference signal corresponding to a data stream of other user equipment among the plurality of user equipment, to assist the first user equipment in demodulating data transmitted in the multi-user superposition transmission.
US10205491B2 System and method for large scale multiple input multiple output communications
A method for communicating using a large scale multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna array, the method includes determining angular domain channel estimates of the large scale MIMO antenna array in accordance with antenna domain channel estimates of the large scale MIMO antenna array, identifying significant beams of the large scale MIMO antenna array by maximizing the angular domain channel estimates, and communicating with at least one receiving device utilizing the significant beams as identified.
US10205487B1 Wireless power consortium device and method for manufacturing the same
A wireless power consortium device includes a flexible substrate layer, at least one first WPC coil on the flexible substrate layer, at least one first NFC coil on the flexible substrate layer, at least one WPC module, and at least one NFC module. Each WPC module comprises a first matching circuit and a WPC power supply chip electrically connected to the first matching circuit. Each NFC module comprises a second matching circuit and an NFC controlling chip electrically connected to the second matching circuit. The first matching circuit and the second matching circuit are different parts of one circuit and are formed on the flexible substrate layer.
US10205482B1 Apparatus and methods for processing ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system that facilitates receiving a plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves that propagates along a surface of a transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves conveys a plurality of communication signals, obtaining, from the plurality of ultra-wideband electromagnetic waves, at least one communication signal from the plurality of communication signals, and distributing the at least one communication signal to at least one communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
US10205479B2 Protecting and supporting device for electronic tablet device
A protecting and supporting device for an electronic tablet device includes: slideways (2) provided on a left and a right side of the electronic tablet device (1) and a protection housing (3). Sliding rails (4) are provided on both a left side and a right side of the protection housing (3); wherein two slideways are provided between two sliding rails, the left slideway is slidably connected to the sliding rail on the right side of the protection housing by a sliding shaft (5), the right slideway is slidably connected to the sliding rail on the right side of the protection housing by the other sliding shaft, each sliding shaft can slide in the slideway and the sliding rail on the same side; the slideway and the sliding rail on the same side can rotate relative to the sliding shaft on the same side.
US10205478B2 Cover glass for mobile terminals, manufacturing method of the same and mobile terminal device
To provide cover glass for mobile terminals exhibiting high strength in a thin plate thickness state to enable reductions in thickness of apparatuses when inserted in the apparatuses, cover glass (1) for a mobile terminal of the invention is cover glass (1) that is obtained by forming a resist pattern on main surfaces of a plate-shaped glass substrate, then etching the glass substrate with an etchant using the resist pattern as a mask, and thereby cutting the glass substrate into a desired shape and that protects a display screen of the mobile terminal, where an edge face of the cover glass (1) is formed of a molten glass surface, and as surface roughness of the edge face, arithmetic mean roughness Ra is 10 nm or less.
US10205477B1 Osteoacusis finger ring
Disclosed is an osteoacusis finger ring, including a finger ring body and a first communication device. The finger ring body has a recess thereon, two end portions of the recess are respectively disposed with a clamping protrusion part, and the whole finger ring is in a C shape. Two lugs are formed at the bottom of the first communication device, and the lug is disposed with a fitting groove at the internal side thereof. The first communication device includes a shell, a display unit, a switch unit, a circuit board, and a conducing colloid. The circuit board is disposed with a Bluetooth communication unit, a pickup unit, and an osteoacusis vibrator. The upper end of the conducing colloid is attached to the osteoacusis vibrator, and the lower end of the conducting colloid passes through the accommodating hole and protrudes from the bottom of the shell.
US10205475B2 Method and communication node for broadband distribution
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication node having a modem that receives first data streams from a source communication node via a first plurality of twisted pair transmission lines. A multiplexer selects a first subset of the first data streams and a second subset of the first data streams. A wireless transceiver wirelessly transmits the first subset of the first data streams as radio frequency signals via an antenna to at least one device. A distribution point unit transmits the second subset of the first data streams on a second plurality of twisted pair transmission lines to a destination communication node of a distributed antenna system.
US10205474B2 Facilitating in-device coexistence between wireless communication technologies
A method for facilitating in-device coexistence between wireless communication technologies on a wireless communication device is provided. The method can include transmitting data traffic from the wireless communication device via an aggressor wireless communication technology; determining occurrence of an in-device interference condition resulting from transmission of the data traffic via the aggressor wireless communication technology interfering with concurrent data reception by the wireless communication device via a victim wireless communication technology; and reducing a bit rate of the data traffic transmitted via the aggressor wireless communication technology in response to the in-device interference condition.
US10205473B2 Cartesian error-feedback transmitter architecture with a feedforward path
An error-feedback transmitter includes an input that receives an input signal, and an output that produces an output signal. It also includes an amplifier, located on a main path that carries a main signal between the input and the output. The transmitter includes a feedback path that carries a feedback signal from the output to the input, and a feedback-signal combiner, located on the main path between the input and the amplifier. The feedback-signal combiner negatively combines the feedback signal with the input signal to improve linearity in the output signal. The transmitter includes a feedforward path that carries a feedforward signal from the input toward the output, and a feedforward-signal combiner, located on the feedback path between the output and the feedback-signal combiner. The feedforward-signal combiner negatively combines the feedforward signal with the feedback signal to suppress components of the main signal in the feedback signal.
US10205470B2 System and methods for low complexity list decoding of turbo codes and convolutional codes
A method and system for decoding a signal are provided. The method includes receiving a signal, where the signal includes at least one symbol; decoding the signal in stages, where each at least one symbol is decoded into at least one bit per stage, wherein a Log-Likelihood Ratio (LLR) and a path metric are determined for each possible path for each at least one bit at each stage; determining the magnitudes of the LLRs; identifying K bits of the signal with the smallest corresponding LLR magnitudes; identifying, for each of the K bits, L possible paths with the largest path metrics at each decoder stage for a user-definable number of decoder stages; performing forward and backward traces, for each of the L possible paths, to determine candidate codewords; performing a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) on the candidate codewords, and stopping after a first candidate codeword passes the CRC.
US10205467B2 Bit interleaver for low-density parity check codeword having length of 16200 and code rate of 4/15 and 256-symbol mapping, and bit interleaving method using same
A bit interleaver, a bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) device and a bit interleaving method are disclosed herein. The bit interleaver includes a first memory, a processor, and a second memory. The first memory stores a low-density parity check (LDPC) codeword having a length of 16200 and a code rate of 4/15. The processor generates an interleaved codeword by interleaving the LDPC codeword on a bit group basis. The size of the bit group corresponds to a parallel factor of the LDPC codeword. The second memory provides the interleaved codeword to a modulator for 256-symbol mapping.
US10205465B2 Apparatus for overload recovery of an integrator in a sigma-delta modulator
Described is an apparatus which comprises: a first integrator to receive an input signal and to generate a first output; a second integrator to receive the first output or a version of the first output and to generate a second output; and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to quantize the second output into a digital representation, the ADC including a detection circuit to detect an overload condition in the second output.
US10205462B2 SAR ADCs with dedicated reference capacitor for each bit capacitor
A successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (SAR ADC) typically includes circuitry for implementing bit trials that converts an analog input to a digital output bit by bit. The circuitry for bit trials are usually weighted (e.g., binary weighted), and these bit weights are not always ideal. Calibration algorithms can calibrate or correct for non-ideal bit weights and usually prefer these bit weights to be signal independent so that the bit weights can be measured and calibrated/corrected easily. Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a unique circuit design of an SAR ADC, where each bit capacitor or pair of bit capacitors (in a differential design) has a corresponding dedicated on-chip reference capacitor. The speed of the resulting ADC is fast due to the on-chip reference capacitors (offering fast reference settling times), while errors associated with non-ideal bit weights of the SAR ADC are signal independent (can be easily measured and corrected/calibrated).
US10205456B2 Systems and methods for frequency domain calibration and characterization
A system for assigning a characterization and calibrating a parameter is disclosed. The system includes a frequency measurement circuit and a finite state machine. The frequency measurement circuit is configured to measure frequencies of an oscillatory signal and to generate a measurement signal including measured frequencies. The finite state machine is configured to control measurements by the frequency measurement circuit, to assign a characterization to a parameter based on the measurement signal, and to generate a calibration signal based on the characterized parameter.
US10205453B2 Self-timed processors implemented with multi-rail null convention logic and unate gates
There is disclosed a self-timed processor. The self-timed processor includes a plurality of functional blocks comprising null convention logic. Each of the functional blocks outputs one or more multi-rail data values. A global acknowledge tree generates a global acknowledge signal provided to all of the plurality of functional blocks. The global acknowledge signal switches to a first state when all of the multi-rail data values output from the plurality of functional blocks are in respective valid states, and the global acknowledge signal switches to a second state when all of the multi-rail data values output from the plurality of functional blocks are in a null state.
US10205446B2 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes a gate terminal, a ground terminal, a power-supply terminal, and a source terminal. The semiconductor device includes a first switch element having a gate and a source, the first switch element connected between the gate terminal and the source terminal, a second switch element connected between one of the gate of the first switch element and the source terminal or between the gate of the first switch element and the ground terminal and configured to switch the first switch element between turned-on and turned-off states, and a capacitor having one terminal thereof connected to the power-supply terminal and the ground terminal and another terminal thereof connected to the gate of the first switch element. Based on the potential state of the ground terminal and the state of the second switch element, the capacitor boosts the voltage of the gate of the first switch element.
US10205442B2 Galvanically isolated data isolator with improved common mode transient rejection
A transformer based digital isolator is provided that has improved immunity to common mode interference. The improved immunity is provided by placing the transformer in association with an H-bridge drive circuit, and taking additional effort to tailor the on state resistance of the transistors to control a common mode voltage at the transformer.
US10205440B2 Retention flip-flop circuits for low power applications
Two retention flip-flop topologies that utilize a data retention control circuit and a slave/retention latch (sub-circuit) to reliably retain a data bit during standby/sleep operating modes without the need for a local clock signal. The slave/retention latch is controlled using a local clock signal to store sequentially received data bit values during normal operating modes. During standby/sleep modes, the local clock signal is de-activated (i.e., by turning off the supply voltage provided to the local clock generator circuit), and the data retention control circuit operates in accordance with an externally supplied retention enable control signal to both isolate and control the slave/retention latch such that a last-received data bit value is reliably retained in the slave/retention latch. When normal operation is resumed, the local clock signal is re-activated, and the data retention control circuit controls the slave/retention latch to pass the last-received data bit value to an output driver.
US10205438B2 Adjustable low-pass filter in a compact low-power receiver
According to one embodiment, a compact low-power receiver comprises first and second analog circuits connected by a digitally controlled interface circuit. The first analog circuit has a first direct-current (DC) offset and a first common mode voltage at an output, and the second analog circuit has a second DC offset and a second common mode voltage at an input. The digitally controlled interface circuit connects the output to the input, and is configured to match the first and second DC offsets and to match the first and second common mode voltages. In one embodiment, the first analog circuit is a variable gain control transimpedance amplifier (TIA) implemented using a current mode buffer, the second analog circuit is a second-order adjustable low-pass filter, whereby a three-pole adjustable low-pass filter in the compact low-power receiver is effectively produced.
US10205436B2 High-voltage converter based tuning of acoustic filters
Embodiments of an acoustic wave filter system that includes at least one acoustic wave filter and acoustic wave tuning control circuitry are disclosed. The acoustic wave filter includes at least one acoustic wave resonator and defines a passband. To provide tuning for calibration or for dynamic filter operation, the acoustic wave tuning control circuitry is configured to bias one or more of the acoustic wave resonators with bias voltages. Biasing an acoustic wave resonator affects the resonances of the resonator, thereby allowing for the passband of the acoustic wave resonator to be tuned. Accordingly, the acoustic wave tuning control circuitry is configured to adjust the bias voltages so that the acoustic wave filter shifts the passband. In this manner, the passband of the acoustic wave filter can be tuned with high degree of accuracy and without requiring physical alterations to the acoustic wave resonators.
US10205434B2 Piezoelectric resonator unit and method of manufacturing the same
A piezoelectric resonator unit that includes a piezoelectric resonator, a substrate including a protruding portion, and a cap joined to the protruding portion. The piezoelectric resonator unit has a first relation of (W1+T1)≤w1<(W1+2T1), where, in a long-side sectional view, w1 is a width of an inside of an opening in the cap, T1 is a width of the protruding portion, and W1 is a width of the upper surface of the substrate between parts of the protruding portion; and has a second relation of (W2+T2)≤w2<(W2+2T2), where, in a short-side sectional view, w2 is a width of the inside of the opening in the cap, T2 is a width of the protruding portion, and W2 is a width of the upper surface of the substrate between parts of the protruding portion.
US10205433B2 Elastic wave device
An elastic wave device includes a substrate including a piezoelectric material layer and an IDT electrode on the piezoelectric material layer. The IDT electrode includes a Pt film, a Ti film on the Pt film, and an Al-based metal film on the Ti film. The Ti film is quasi-single-crystalline.
US10205432B2 Piezoelectric thin film resonator, filter, and duplexer
A piezoelectric thin film resonator includes: a piezoelectric film located on a substrate, and formed of stacked lower and upper piezoelectric films; lower and upper electrodes facing each other across at least a part of the piezoelectric film; and an insertion film inserted between the lower and upper piezoelectric films, wherein an air gap including a resonance region where the lower and upper electrodes face each other across the piezoelectric film and being larger than the resonance region is located under the lower electrode, and a multilayered film formed of the lower piezoelectric film, the insertion film, and the upper piezoelectric film is located in at least a part of a region located further out than an outer outline of the resonance region, further in than an outer outline of the air gap, and surrounding the resonance region, and is not located in a center region of the resonance region.
US10205429B2 Output-noise reduction device
An object is to provide an output-noise reduction device that can prevent noise from an electronic device accommodated in a metal casing from being transmitted due to electromagnetic coupling. An output voltage is extracted to the outside through a conducting bar. A magnetic body core includes a through hole through which the conducting bar is inserted. A chip capacitor is mounted on a mounting board and connects between the output terminal VO and ground potential. A section from the output terminal VO to at least part of the chip capacitor mounted on the mounting board is isolated from the electromagnetic coupling from the electronic device. Thus, noise is prevented from being transmitted to the output terminal VO.
US10205427B2 Multi-way power amplifier circuit
A multi-way power amplifier circuit includes two baluns and a number (2×N) of differential power amplifiers, where N≥2. Each balun generates a number (N) of corresponding differential intermediate signal pairs based on a respective to-be-amplified signal. Each differential power amplifier generates a respective differential amplified signal pair based on a respective differential intermediate signal pair. One of the baluns includes: a first transmission line and a second transmission line connected to each other; a number (N) of third transmission lines electromagnetically coupled to the first transmission line; and a number (N) of fourth transmission lines electromagnetically coupled to the second transmission line.
US10205422B2 System and method for a voltage controlled oscillator
In accordance with an embodiment, a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) includes a VCO core having a plurality of transistors and a varactor circuit that has a first end coupled to emitter terminals of the VCO core and a second end coupled to a tuning terminal. The varactor circuit includes a capacitance that increases with increasing voltage applied to the tuning terminal with respect to the emitter terminals of the VCO core.
US10205414B2 Systems and methods for adjusting operations of a gas turbine following a transient event
A method may involve monitoring a first set of electrical properties associated with an electrical grid configured to couple to a generator and determining whether a transient event is present on the electrical grid based on the first set of electrical properties. The method may also involve determining a mechanical power present on a shaft of the generator based on a second set of electrical properties associated with the generator, the electrical grid, or both when the transient event is present and sending the mechanical power to a controller associated with a turbine configured to couple to the generator, wherein the controller is configured to adjust one or more operations of the turbine based on the mechanical power.
US10205413B2 Magnetic sensor integrated circuit, motor assembly and application device
A magnetic sensor integrated circuit, a motor assembly and an application device are provided. The integrated circuit includes a housing, a semiconductor substrate, at least one input port and an output port, and an electronic circuit arranged on the semiconductor substrate. The electronic circuit includes a rectifying circuit, a magnetic field detection circuit configured to detect an external magnetic field and output magnetic field detection information, and an output control circuit connected to the rectifying circuit, and configured to control, at least based on the magnetic field detection information, the integrated circuit to operate in at least one of a first state in which a load current flows from the output port to an outside of the integrated circuit and a second state in which a load current flows from the outside of the integrated circuit to the output port. The load current flows through the rectifying circuit.
US10205412B2 Motor driving circuit and motor component
A motor driving circuit and a motor component are provided. The motor driving circuit includes a bidirectional alternating current switch connected in series with a motor across two terminals of an external alternating current power supply, where the bidirectional alternating current switch is connected between a first node and a second node; a rectifying circuit; a magnetic sensor, configured to detect a magnetic field of a rotor and output a corresponding magnetic inductive signal; a first voltage drop circuit and a second voltage drop circuit connected in series between the first input terminal of the rectifying circuit and the first node, where there is a third node between the first voltage drop circuit and the second voltage drop circuit, and the first voltage drop circuit is connected between the first node and the third node; a switch circuit connected between the third node and a control terminal of the bidirectional alternating current switch, where the switch circuit includes a first terminal, a second terminal, a control terminal and a switch arranged between the first terminal and the second terminal; and a switch control circuit connected between the control terminal of the switch circuit and an output terminal of the magnetic sensor.
US10205406B2 Passive boost network and DC-DC boost converter applying the same
A passive boost network configured to boost and output an AC power signal having a predetermined frequency, can include: an input port; an output port configured to provide the AC power signal; first and second passive components coupled in series between first and second terminals of the input port; a third passive component coupled in series with the second passive component between first and second terminals of the output port; and where the first passive component is one of a capacitor and an inductor, and the second and third passive components are each the other of the capacitor and the inductor.
US10205397B2 Soft switching on all switching elements converter through current shaping “bucharest converter”
A method is shown to create soft transition in selected topologies by controlling and designing a current pulse injection in front of the output choke to overwhelm the output current at a certain point in the switching cycle.
US10205395B2 Systems and methods for current control of power conversion systems
System and method for regulating an output current of a power conversion system. An example system controller for regulating an output current of a power conversion system includes a driving component, a demagnetization detector, a current-regulation component, and a signal processing component. The driving component is configured to output a drive signal to a switch in order to affect a primary current flowing through a primary winding of the power conversion system. The demagnetization detector is configured to receive a feedback signal associated with an output voltage of the power conversion system and generate a detection signal based on at least information associated with the feedback signal. The current-regulation component is configured to receive the drive signal, the detection signal and a current-sensing signal and output a current-regulation signal based on at least information associated with the drive signal, the detection signal, and the current sensing signal.
US10205388B2 Power management integrated circuit for supplying load current information and electronic device having the same
An electronic device includes a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) including a plurality of regulators. Each of the plurality of regulators has a current meter configured to measure a respective load current. A load device is configured to receive real-time load current information from the PMIC and to perform a performance improvement operation based on the real-time load current information.
US10205387B2 Charge pump circuit
A charge pump circuit includes N boosting circuits, (N−2) switching circuits and a control circuit. A kth boosting circuit includes a unidirectional component and a capacitor. A positive terminal of the unidirectional component of the kth boosting circuit is electrically connected to a negative terminal of a unidirectional component of a (k−1)th boosting circuit. A first terminal of the capacitor of the kth boosting circuit is electrically connected to a negative terminal of the unidirectional component of the kth boosting circuit. A (2i−1)th switching circuit selectively conducts a current path from a (2i−1)th boosting circuit to a first clock terminal or to a ground terminal according to a control signal of the control circuit. A (2i)th switching circuit selectively conducts a current path from a (2i)th boosting circuit to a second clock terminal or to the ground terminal according to the control signal of the control circuit.
US10205384B2 Resonant AC-to-DC converter
A resonant AC-to-DC converter apparatus includes an inductance circuit comprising an inductor with a first and connected in series with each phase of an AC power source comprising a fundamental frequency, and a capacitance circuit that includes a capacitance for each phase. Each capacitance is connected between a second end of the inductor of a phase and a neutral connection, and the capacitance and the inductor of the connected phase form a resonant frequency. The apparatus includes a rectification circuit with an input and an output, the input connected, for each phase, in series with the second end of the inductor of the phase. The resonant frequency is related to the fundamental frequency to provide a gain at the fundamental frequency, the gain boosting a voltage of the input to the rectification circuit at the fundamental frequency above an output voltage of the AC source.
US10205381B1 Start-up control in power systems using fixed-ratio power conversion
A power converter system converts power from an input source for delivery to an active load. An input current surge at startup may be reduced by combining power converter switch resistance modulation with active load control. In another aspect, an input current surge at startup in an array of power converters may be reduced by periodically reconfiguring the array during the startup phase to accumulatively increase the output voltage up to a predetermined output voltage. A power converter may include a controller that provides an over-current signal to the load to reduce the load or advise of potential voltage perturbations.
US10205380B2 Power converter with tank circuit and over-voltage protection
In one implementation, a power converter with over-voltage protection includes a power switch coupled to a power supply through a tank circuit, and a control circuit coupled to a gate of the power switch. The control circuit is configured to turn the power switch OFF based on a current from the tank circuit, thereby providing the over-voltage protection to the power converter. In one implementation, the power converter is a class-E power converter. In one implementation, the control circuit is configured to sense the current from the tank circuit based on a voltage drop across a sense resistor coupled to the power switch.
US10205379B2 Multilevel inverter for cryogenic power systems
A power system includes a first unit block having first resonant circuitry that receives power from a DC bus, a first controlled rectifier that provides a first portion of power to one or more loads at a first voltage level, and a first transformer coupled between the first resonant circuitry and the first controlled rectifier. A second unit block includes second resonant circuitry that receives power from the DC bus, a second controlled rectifier configured to provide a second portion of power to the one or more loads at a second voltage level, and a second transformer coupled between the resonant circuitry and the controlled rectifier. The first and second unit blocks are coupled in series to output a summation waveform.
US10205372B2 Motor-generator shaft with centrifugal fan blades
Disclosed in the present invention is a shaft construction for motor-generators and alternators that provides effective airflow and improved overall cooling without the need for an external fan. The shaft comprises a plurality of circumferentially disposed centrifugal fan blades and longitudinal cooling channels. As the shaft rotates, the centrifugal fan blades pull the air inwardly across the winding end-turns on one end of the stator into the housing and propels the air at high pressure through the cooling channels along the shaft to cool the rotor inner circumferential surfaces, winding end-turns on the other end of the stator and bearings mounting surfaces, and exhausts through the exhaust vents on the ends of the housing. The airflow path provides effective cooling of the stator windings, rotor, shaft and bearings that prevents high temperature gradients, thus resulting in improved motor-generator performance.
US10205370B2 Linear compressor and linear motor
A linear compressor and a linear motor are provided. The linear motor may include a first stator, a second stator spaced apart from the first stator, and a permanent magnet disposed to be movable in a first direction between the first and second stators. The first stator may include a bobbin with a coil wound thereon, and a stator core that surrounds the bobbin. The stator core may be located between the second stator and the coil and may include first and second magnetic poles spaced apart from each other. One portion or entire portions of each of the first and second magnetic poles may have a constant magnetic path width within a range of a movement trajectory of the permanent magnet.
US10205369B2 Power generation system and method
A method is disclosed for generating and distributing electric power for localized use. The method entails providing an enclosed building having an air conditioning and ventilation unit for supplying cooled air within the building, the unit including a closed loop circuit configured to operate a closed loop refrigeration cycle, including a compressor operable to compress a working fluid of the closed loop circuit. The method further includes engaging an internal combustion engine with the compressor and operating the internal combustion engine to drive the compressor, thereby transferring energy to the refrigeration cycle. The method may also involve engaging an electric motor with the compressor and operating the electric motor to drive the compressor, thereby transferring energy to the refrigeration cycle.
US10205367B2 Motor having a noise filter
A motor may include a housing, a motor assembly accommodated in the housing, and a mold cover having an outer circumferential surface. The outer circumferential surface may be coupled to the housing, which has electrical conductivity. A noise filter is provided in the mold cover. A ground terminal of the noise filter is electrically connected to the outer circumferential surface of the mold cover.
US10205363B2 Locating structure between printed circuit board and insulating bobbin in a brushless motor
A brushless motor includes a printed circuit board having a plurality of locating holes therethrough; and an upper insulating bobbin including a plurality of locating bosses distributed along a circumference direction of an upper surface of the upper insulating bobbin. Each locating boss has a locating column projecting from a top surface thereof such that each locating column is inserted into a respective locating hole.
US10205359B2 Low cost permanent magnet motor for an electric power steering system
A rotor includes an inner wall and an outer wall, where the inner wall forms a space and is radially centered along a central longitudinal axis of the rotor. The rotor further includes a first magnetic pair of legs corresponding to a first pole. The first leg and a second leg of the first magnetic pair of legs are disposed within the rotor, and a first angular distance between the first leg and the second leg decreases from the outer wall to the inner wall. A second magnetic pair of legs corresponding to a second pole that differs from the first pole, a third leg and a fourth leg of the second magnetic pair of legs being disposed within the rotor to extend radially inward from the outer wall toward the inner wall, a second angular distance between the third leg and the fourth leg decreases from the outer wall to the inner wall.
US10205358B2 Electric machine for a vehicle powertrain and the electric machine includes a permanent magnet
An electric machine is provided that includes a rotor assembly having a rotor core configured to support permanent magnets spaced around the rotor core to define a number of rotor poles. The rotor core has multiple rotor slots arranged as multiple barrier layers at each of the rotor poles. The rotor core is configured so that the electric machine satisfies predetermined operating parameters. In one embodiment, the electric machine is coupled with an engine through a belt drive train and provides cranking (engine starting), regeneration and torque assist modes.
US10205354B2 Brushless motor having a stator with teeth shaped to reduce cogging torque
A brushless motor includes a rotor in which permanent magnets are provided on an inner circumferential surface of a rotor core, and a stator in which teeth are provided on respective ends of stator cores around each of which a coil is wound. Each of the teeth is formed such that the distance between a facing surface which faces the permanent magnet and an inner circumferential surface of the permanent magnet is increased from the center of the tooth to the end thereof. Therefore, the rate of variation in magnetic resistance in response to variation in position of the rotor can be minimized, whereby cogging torque can be markedly reduced.
US10205350B2 Methods and apparatuses using processors and memory powered by wireless energy
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with wireless energy are described. In one embodiment, a method can comprise collecting an energy that is transmitted wirelessly to produce a collected energy. The method can also comprise supplying the collected energy to a device.
US10205347B2 Power supply device and power supply method
A power supply device that is capable of suppressing complexity of the circuit structure and increasing in the substrate area for the impedance adjustment configuration is provided. The power supply device includes a power supply antenna, supplying a power to a power receiving device, a reactance adjustment part, adjusting a reactance of the power supply antenna; a power source, supplying a voltage to the power supply antenna; and a controller, controlling the reactance adjustment part and the voltage of the power source.
US10205346B2 Wireless power receiver and host control interface thereof
A wireless power receiver, configured to receive power from a wireless power outlet and to communicate with a host for providing electrical power thereto, is provided comprising a secondary inductive coil configured to receive power from a primary coil of the wireless power outlet, and a host control interface configured to facilitate communication between the wireless power receiver and the host. The host control interface comprises contacts, one or more information-carrying contacts configured to conduct at least one of a clock and a data signal between the wireless power receiver and the host, supply input and power supply ground contacts configured to cooperate to provide current between the wireless power receiver and the host, an interrupt-signal contact configured to carry an INTERRUPT signal from the wireless power receiver and the host, and an enable-signal contact configured to carry an ENABLE signal from the host to the wireless power receiver.
US10205334B2 Power supply system, transportation device, and power transmission method
A power supply system includes a first energy storage, a second energy storage, a power transmission circuit, and circuitry. The circuitry acquires a request supply amount, a request output amount, and failure detection information. The circuitry controls the power transmission circuit in accordance with the at least one of the request supply amount and the request output amount such that a ratio of an amount of electric power supplied from or to the first energy storage and an amount of electric power supplied from or to the second energy storage is to be a first ratio in a normal operating. The circuitry controls the power transmission circuit in accordance with the at least one of the request supply amount and the request output amount such that the ratio is to be a second ratio which is different from the first ration in a partial failure state.
US10205326B2 Adaptation of energy consumption node for guided surface wave reception
Disclosed, in one example, is an energy consumption node. The node includes a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along a terrestrial medium. The node also includes a distribution system coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure and configured to distribute the obtained electrical energy to an electrical load coupleable to the distribution system.
US10205320B2 Power management apparatus, power management system, and power management method
A power management apparatus manages power consumptions of a plurality of equipments provided in a facility. The power management apparatus comprises: an acquisition unit configured to acquire power amount information which is information related to power consumption of the plurality of equipments; and a controller configured to calculate, based on the power amount information, a predicted value of a power consumption amount which is an accumulated value of power consumptions of the plurality of equipments in a predetermined time period. The plurality of equipments includes an automatically-controlled equipment to which automatic control of automatically controlling power consumptions by the controller is applicable, and a non-automatically-controlled equipment to which the automatic control is not applied. The controller notifies a user of information for identifying the non-automatically-controlled equipment from among the plurality of equipments, in a case in which the predicted value exceeds a threshold value.
US10205318B2 Method and system for reducing losses during electrical power distribution
Systems and methods which employ a distribution circuit adaptor (DCA) inserted into a branch supply circuit at a (site specific) suitable location between a trunk and the loads that each existing branch feeds. The systems and methods may identify the optimal location at which to insert one or more DCAs. In some implementations, the all-earthen grounding between the source and the step down transformers feeding a load site can be replaced. Such may be achieved by using pairs of existing trunk conductors to complete the return circuit on the primary side of the DCA, and optionally an additional dedicated return conduit to complete the return circuit on the secondary side of the DCA.
US10205315B2 Fault detection system
A fault detection system is provided which includes power lines connecting between a DC power supply and electric equipment, switches respectively provided to the power lines, a capacitor connected to the power lines at a position where a distance to the electric equipment is shorter than a distance between the switches and the electric equipment, a charging unit charging the capacitor before the switches are turned on, a detection section connected to the power line at a connecting point where a distance to the DC power supply is shorter than a distance between the switches and the DC power supply, and detecting a change in an electric potential of the connecting point, and a determination section determining whether a short-circuit fault has occurred in any one of the switches based on a difference in the electric potential of the connecting point between before and after the capacitor is charged.
US10205313B2 Two-transistor devices for protecting circuits from sustained overcurrent
Two-transistor devices protect electrical circuits from sustained overcurrent conditions. Some cases provide normally-on depletion mode transistors biased into enhancement mode for lower impedance during normal current conditions, and then the transistors are biased into blocking depletion mode during sustained overcurrent conditions to block the current to the circuit. Optionally, the devices have only two terminals and require no auxiliary power to operate. Other cases provide protective circuitry for the transistors' gates, timing circuitry designed to ignore brief nuisance spikes, and/or timing circuitry to delay resetting the device until the current has returned to an acceptable level.
US10205311B2 In-use water-tight coupler for an electrical floor box
An electrical floor box is configured to be electrically connected to an electrical cable that includes a cable terminal. The electrical floor box includes a surface plate oriented parallel to a floor surface. The surface plate includes an aperture. The electrical floor box also includes an electrical connector positioned in the aperture of the surface plate. The electrical connector includes a connector terminal that is configured to engage the cable terminal to provide an electrical connection therebetween. The electrical floor box further includes a sealing member positioned between the electrical connector and one of the aperture and the electrical cable to inhibit moisture interaction with the cable terminal and the connector terminal while the electrical cable is coupled to the electrical connector.
US10205310B1 Flanged vapor box
A flanged vapor box for mounting an electrical component in a wall or similar structure while preventing air infiltration around or through the box. The vapor box includes a flange with an integral face gasket and one or more cable gaskets at cable entry points into the box. The face gasket prevents seepage of air between the drywall and the box. The cable gaskets seal around any inserted electrical cables to prevent infiltration into the inside environment. Captive fasteners include end portions integral with the box and can be rapidly tightened to secure the box to a stud or similar support. Thin tabs on the flanged vapor box provide a means for rapidly and accurately positioning and aligning the box against a stud or similar support. The alignment tabs are substantially thin to avoid creating a bulge in the drywall surrounding the box.
US10205304B2 Widely tunable swept source
A high-speed, single-mode, high power, reliable and manufacturable wavelength-tunable light source operative to emit wavelength tunable radiation over a wavelength range contained in a wavelength span between about 950 nm and about 1150 nm, including a vertical cavity laser (VCL), the VCL having a gain region with at least one compressively strained quantum well containing Indium, Gallium, and Arsenic.
US10205303B1 Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser thin wafer bowing control
A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) wafer, may include: a substrate layer, epitaxial layers grown on the substrate layer, and a strain compensating layer to control bowing of the VCSEL wafer after thinning of the VCSEL wafer. The strain compensating layer may be arranged on an epitaxial side of the substrate layer. The strain compensating layer may control bowing of the thinned VCSEL wafer by at least partially compensating for compressive strain in the epitaxial layers of the VCSEL wafer.
US10205302B2 Quantum dot SOA-silicon external cavity multi-wavelength laser
A hybrid external cavity multi-wavelength laser using a QD RSOA and a silicon photonics chip is demonstrated. Four lasing modes at 2 nm spacing and less than 3 dB power non-uniformity were observed, with over 20 mW of total output power. Each lasing peak can be successfully modulated at 10 Gb/s. At 10−9 BER, the receiver power penalty is less than 2.6 dB compared to a conventional commercial laser. An expected application is the provision of a comb laser source for WDM transmission in optical interconnection systems.
US10205296B2 Swept light source and method for controlling the same
Provided is a swept light source including one end surface coupled to a wavelength filter constituted of a diffraction grating and an end mirror via a light deflector and another end surface including a gain medium facing an output coupling mirror and which configures a laser cavity between the end mirror and the output coupling mirror, wherein a drive voltage having an AC voltage on which a DC bias voltage is superimposed is output from a control voltage source of the light deflector to an electrode pair of an electro-optic crystal, light is radiated from a light emitter to the electro-optic crystal, and incident light from the gain medium incident along an optical axis perpendicular to a direction of an electric field formed by the control voltage is deflected in a direction parallel to the electric field, so that wavelength sweeping is performed.
US10205290B2 Electrical connector
An electrical connector comprises: an insulated seat provided with a base seat and a docking part, wherein the docking part is connected to a front end of the base seat, the docking part is provided with two connection plates facing each other in a vertical direction, each of opposite facing surfaces of the two connection plates is provided with a connection surface, and a connection slot is formed between the two connection surfaces; two terminal sets disposed on the insulated seat, wherein each of the terminal sets is provided with at least one row of terminals, the terminal is provided with a fixing portion and an extension, the fixing portion is fixed to the base seat, the extension extends to a connection plate and is provided with a contact projecting beyond the connection surface, the contact is vertically elastically movable, the contacts of the terminals of the two terminal sets respectively project from the two connection surfaces to the connection slot; and a metal housing covering the insulated seat; characterized in that a metallic inner shell is further provided between the metal housing and the docking part, the metallic inner shell rests against the metal housing, and each of left and right side plates of the metallic inner shell is integrally provided with a projecting resilient snap projecting toward the connection slot.
US10205289B2 Electrical connector
The invention provides an electrical connector, comprising: an insulated seat provided with a base seat and a jointing portion, which is provided with at least one connection surface; and at least one row of terminals, wherein the at least one row of terminals are arranged and connected to a material tape, wherein the material tape and the one row of terminals are formed by pressing the same metal sheet, the one row of terminals are fixed to the insulated seat and then separated from the material tape, the terminal is provided with a contact and a pin, the contact is exposed from the connection surface, and the pin extends out of the insulated seat; characterized in that the material tape is integrally connected to at least one metal material sheet and fixedly combined with the insulated seat, one end of the at least one metal material sheet is separated from the material tape to form one separated section exposed from the insulated seat, and the at least one metal material sheet is left and fixed to the insulated seat.
US10205283B2 Reduced cross-section enclosed power outlet
Power outlets adapted for installation within an enclosure are provided. Power outlets are provided having a safety interlock adapted to prevent the creation of a hazardous condition within the enclosure as a result of the continued operation of an electrical device within the enclosed space. The safety interlock may include current limiting circuitry and hardware, hazard sensing devices interconnected with such current limiting circuitry and hardware or other circuit breaker switches, and combinations of such safety interlocks. The power outlets may also be adapted for installation within a movable enclosure, such as, for example, a drawer.
US10205282B2 Coaxial connector with quick locking and separating mechanism
A coaxial connector includes: a first joint and a second joint, a locking flange arranged at one end portion of the second joint; and a quick locking and separating mechanism that includes: a locking member fixedly arranged on a first end portion of the first joint and provided with a depression for accommodating the locking flange of the second joint; and a sliding sleeve arranged around the first joint and being slidable between a locking position in which the sliding sleeve locks the locking flange of the second joint in the depression of the locking member so as to connect the first joint and the second joint and an unlocking position in which the sliding sleeve allows the locking flange of the second joint to disengage from the depression of the locking member so as to allow the first joint to be separated from the second joint.
US10205280B2 Connector and electronic device with the connector
A connector includes a cavity, a detecting portion, and a door. The cavity includes a first interface, the detecting portion is set in the cavity, and the door is set at the first interface. A first door first end includes a metal portion, such that when an external device enters in the cavity through the first interface by pushing the door, the metal portion is coupled to the detecting portion, and the detecting portion outputs a first control signal accordingly. When an external device is inserted into the connector, a power is supplied to the connector, when the external device is not inserted into the connector, the power is not supplied to the connector, thus achieving the purpose of energy conservation.
US10205278B2 Connector connecting device
It is aimed to improve connector connecting operability. A connector connecting device includes a connector holder (10) disposed on a body (90) of an automatic transmission while holding a plurality of holder-side connectors (50) and configured to collectively arrange the respective holder-side connectors (50) at positions corresponding to device-side connectors (82). The connector holder (10) includes holding portions (19) each configured to hold the holder-side connector (50) displaceably to an aligned position for aligning the holder-side connector (50) in a state connectable to the device-side connector (82) and a push-in position for connecting the holder-side connector (50) to the device-side connector (82) by the holder-side connector (50) being pushed from the aligned position.
US10205276B2 Lever-type connector
A lever-type connector includes a first housing and a second housing which are capable of being fitted to each other and a lever mounted on the second housing and which is movable from a fitting start position to a fitting completion position. The first housing includes a pressing part. The second housing includes a housing side locking part and a guide inclined surface which is adjacent to the housing side locking part. The lever includes a lever side locking part. The lever side locking part is elastically deformable in a first direction and locked to the housing side locking part when the lever is located on the fitting start position.
US10205275B2 Plug device and method of automatically plugging display panel with connector
A plug device for automatically plugging a display panel and a connector comprises a first linkage having a fixed end and a movable end that can approach or get away from the display panel at a plug location. The connector comprises a first connector head, a second connector head and a wire that connects the first and second connector heads, the connector is mounted on the first linkage, the first and second connector heads of the connector are respectively secured on the movable end and the fixed end of the first linkage. The second connector head is connected with a signal generator, and when the movable end approaches the display panel at the plug location, the first connector head is automatically plugged on the display panel. The plug device may be used in a method of automatically plugging a display panel with a connector.
US10205272B2 Magnetic connector
A magnetic connector has a receptacle and a plug. The receptacle has an electromagnet comprising an inner core, an outer core, a coil disposed around the inner core and an air gap defined by the edges of the inner and outer cores. The plug has a plug core and an anchor defined by the plug core edge. The anchor is configured to insert into the air gap as a receptacle socket electrically connects with plug pins. The coil is energized and de-energized so as to assist in the insertion or removal of the anchor from within the air gap and the corresponding connection and disconnection of the socket and pins.
US10205265B2 Plug connector assembly having improved contacting module structure
A plug connector assembly includes a cable and a mating member electrically connected to the cable, the mating member having an insulative housing and a contacting module retained in the insulative housing, the contacting module having a first contacting module unit and a second contacting module unit, the first contacting module unit having plural first contacts arranged along a lateral direction and a first insulative member retaining the first contacts, the second contacting module unit having plural second contacts arranged along the lateral direction and a second insulative member retaining the second contacts, wherein each of the first and second insulative members includes a same engagement structure, through which the first insulative member and the second insulative member are assembled into a whole by interference arrangement and then inserted into the insulative housing together.
US10205262B2 Multi-contact plug on rail
A connecting device for detachably connecting electrical connections, for example between a rechargeable battery and an electrical power tool or a rechargeable battery and a charging device. The connecting device includes a carrier unit and at least one receptacle connectable to the carrier unit. A receptacle as part of and for connection to a connecting device. A carrier unit as part of a connecting device and for accommodating at least one receptacle.
US10205257B1 Energy saving USB receptacle
Provided herein is technology relating to providing power over a universal serial bus (USB) connection and particularly, but not exclusively, to devices, methods, and systems related to a (USB) technology for reducing energy consumption by a USB receptacle.
US10205252B2 Connecting structure of crimp terminal and electric wire
A structure for connecting a crimp terminal and an electric wire includes: a crimp terminal that includes a conductor crimping portion and a coating crimping portion serially and includes an electric wire connector that is to be crimped to the electric wire; and a water stop sheet having an opening for bringing a conductor into contact with the conductor crimping portion, and laid between the electric wire connector and the electric wire. When a joint is swaged and crimped, the swaged and crimped joint has a second included angle θ2 between the bottom plate and a second line that is larger than a first included angle θ1 between the bottom plate and a first line in a cross section that is perpendicular to a bottom plate of the electric wire connector and that includes an electric wire axial line.
US10205250B2 Junction structure for an electronic device and electronic device
A junction structure for electronic device having an excellent bonding strength is provided. A junction structure for electronic device in accordance with one aspect of the present invention includes a first metal layer containing nickel and a second metal layer containing gold, tin, and nickel, while the second metal layer includes an AuSn eutectic phase.
US10205249B2 Diversified antenna system for vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication
A diversified antenna system is suitable for vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The antenna system has a first antenna arrangement and a directional antenna arrangement. The first antenna arrangement has a blind spot from which it cannot receive a signal. The directional antenna arrangement is configured to receive signals from the blind spot of the first antenna arrangement. A vehicle is provided with such an antenna system and communication is effected between vehicles or between vehicles and infrastructures.
US10205248B1 Antenna structure for concurrent channel communication
Antenna structures and methods of operating the same are described. An antenna structure may include an antenna carrier, a first antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a first radio frequency (RF) feed, a second antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a second RF feed, a third antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a third RF feed, and a fourth antenna disposed on the first antenna carrier and coupled to a fourth RF feed. The first antenna and the second antenna may be located along a first axis of the antenna carrier that passes through a center of the antenna carrier. The third antenna and the fourth antenna may be located along a second axis of the antenna carrier that passes through a center of the antenna carrier.
US10205246B2 Metal shell of communication equipment
The present disclosure provides a metal shell of communication equipment. The metal shell of communication equipment includes a metal substrate, a slit penetrating an inner and an outer surface of the metal substrate, a plastic-supporting layer formed on the inner surface of the metal substrate and a decorative layer formed on the outer surface of the metal substrate, wherein a width of the slit on the outer surface of the metal substrate is 15-500 μm, a width of the slit on the inner surface of the metal substrate is 20-600 μm, and a ratio of the width of the slit on the inner surface of the metal substrate to the width of the slit on the outer surface of the metal substrate is between 1.05:1 and 1.5:1.
US10205243B2 Device and method for combined signal transmission or for combined signal transmission and energy transmission
A method and a device for combined signal transmission or for combined signal transmission and energy transfer, in particular a portable electronic terminal. The device has at least one coil structure for producing a first electromagnetic field for energy transfer or for signal transmission, wherein the device also has at least one antenna structure for additional signal transmission. The antenna structure has a first partial structure and a second partial structure. The first partial structure is designed and/or is arranged in relation to the second partial structure in such a way that signals in a first frequency range can be received and transmitted by the antenna structure. At least the first partial structure is arranged adjacent to the at least one coil structure in a projection plane oriented perpendicular to a central axis of the coil structure.
US10205242B2 Terahertz device and fabrication method of the same
THz device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a first semiconductor layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate; an active element formed by being laminated on the first semiconductor layer; a second electrode connected to the first semiconductor layer to be connected to a cathode K of the active element, the second electrode disposed on the semiconductor substrate; a first electrode connected to an anode A of the active element, the first electrode disposed on the semiconductor substrate to be opposite to the second electrode; a rear reflector metal layer disposed on a back side surface of the semiconductor substrate opposite to the first semiconductor layer, wherein the active element forms a resonator between the second and first electrodes, wherein electromagnetic waves are reflected on the rear reflector metal layer, and electromagnetic waves have a surface light-emission radiating pattern or surface light-receiving pattern in a vertical direction to the semiconductor substrate.
US10205241B2 Low profile omnidirectional antennas
Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of a low profile wideband and/or multiband omnidirectional antennas. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a radiator and a ground plane. The ground plane may include a slanted surface along or defining an edge portion of the ground plane. The slanted surface may be configured to be operable for reducing null at azimuth plane to thereby allow the antenna to have more omnidirectional radiation patterns for the azimuth plane. In another exemplary embodiment, an antenna generally includes a substrate, a radiator along the substrate, and electrically-conductive tape or foil defining at least part of a ground plane. The electrically-conductive tape or foil is coupled to a ground of the radiator via proximity coupling and electrically insulated by masking of the substrate.
US10205240B2 Shorted annular patch antenna with shunted stubs
A microstrip antenna for circularly polarized radiation including a substrate, a ground layer disposed on a first side of the substrate, a first radiating layer disposed on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side, one or more first electrically conductive pathways extending from the ground layer to the first radiating layer, wherein the one or more first electrically conductive pathways form a ring about an axis, one or more second electrically conductive pathways extending from the ground layer to the first radiating layer, wherein the one or more second electrically conductive pathways are disposed along a portion of a first line extending outwardly from the ring, and a feed conductor for connecting the antenna to a feed line.
US10205234B2 Method for operation of an antenna system enabling control of radiation characteristics
A method of operating an antenna system for a wireless device is provided for controlling radiation characteristics of the antenna system. The antenna system includes first and second sets of feed points disposed so that first and second radiation pattern are generated by the antenna system when drive currents are provided at the first and second set of feed points, respectively. The second radiation pattern is different from the first radiation pattern. The first and second drive currents are supplied such that a predetermined overall radiation pattern is generated. The predetermined overall radiation pattern is at least in part a combination of the first radiation pattern and the second radiation pattern. The system and method may be directed toward Specific Absorption of Radiation (SAR) mitigation.
US10205232B2 Multi-antenna and radio apparatus including thereof
A multi-antenna includes a ground plane; a first feeding point; a second feeding point that is different from the first feeding point; a first feed element that is connected to the first feeding point; a second feed element that is connected to the second feeding point, a cancellation electric current being generated in the second feed element; and a radiating element that functions as a radiation conductor when power is supplied by establishing electromagnetic field coupling with the first feed element and the second feed element.
US10205229B2 Wave energy radiating apparatus
Provided is a wave energy radiating apparatus capable of downsizing with a simple structure. The wave energy radiating apparatus includes a radiation-direction changing and maintaining unit including a linear-movement generator (8, 10) where wave energy is radiated, and is configured to generate power required to change a direction of radiation of the wave energy radiating unit (2) linearly along the wave energy radiating unit (2), a direction changer (13) configured to change a direction of the power generated by the linear-movement generator (8, 10) toward the wave energy radiating unit (2) to turn the wave energy radiating unit (2), and a force applying member (9) configured to apply a force to the wave energy radiating unit (2) in a direction against the turning of the wave energy radiating unit (2), which is caused by the power.
US10205228B2 System for emitting and/or receiving electromagnetic waves embedded in an aircraft
A system for emitting and/or receiving electromagnetic waves embedded in an aircraft, the aircraft including an emitting and/or receiving device for emitting and/or receiving electrical signals, a radome having an electrically insulating protective envelope (12), on which at least one lightning arrester strip (21) is arranged, the radome being attached to a metal frame of the aircraft (30), a first part of the at least one lightning arrester strip is electrically connected to the metal frame of the aircraft, a second part of the at least one lightning arrester strip is connected to the emitting and/or receiving device via a metal element (35) of a predetermined shape, the at least one lightning arrester strip forming an antenna and a part of the metal element (35) is placed at a predetermined distance (d) from a part of the metal frame of the aircraft (30) for forming a capacitive link between the metal element and the metal frame of the aircraft.
US10205225B2 Mobile terminal
The present invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising: a terminal body; a ground provided in the interior of the terminal body; a first conductive member distanced from the ground, electrically supplied from a first supply unit, and surrounding one side of the ground; a second conductive member disposed on one side of the first conductive member, electrically supplied from a second supply unit, and surrounding the other side of the ground; and a junction portion, disposed at one point on the first conductive member, for grounding same to the ground, wherein one end of the first conductive member is distanced from the ground to form a first open slot, one end of the second conductive member is distanced from one end of the first conductive member to form a second open slot, the other ends are connected to the ground, and the first and second conductive members are oriented so as to cross each other.
US10205220B2 Wireless communication
An apparatus comprising: a first feed point (26) coupled to a first conductive member (30), the first conductive member being coupled to a ground member (46) in at least two places, the first conductive member and ground member defining a first perimeter (50), wherein the first conductive member and at least a portion of the ground member are configured to resonate at least partially in a first operational frequency band; and a second feed point (28) coupled to a second conductive member (32), the second conductive member being disposed within the first perimeter, the second conductive member and at least a portion of the ground member defining a second perimeter (52) which is smaller than the first perimeter, and being configured to resonate in a second operational frequency band, different to the first operational frequency band.
US10205217B2 Antenna for wireless communication device chassis having reduced cutback
An antenna having a passive antenna element that is integrated in a wireless communication chassis, is naturally in resonance, and is galvanically coupled to ground, and a passive indirect antenna element feed that is non-galvanically coupled to the antenna element. If the chassis is foldable, a parasitic element may be located opposite an antenna element feed when the foldable chassis is in at least one of a closed mode and a tablet mode.
US10205210B2 Cavity filter including ceramic resonator
A cavity filter having a ceramic resonator is disclosed. The disclosed cavity filter may include: a housing in which at least one cavity is formed and which has a ceramic resonator held in the cavity; a ceramic ring joined to an upper part of the ceramic resonator; and a cover joined to one side of the housing, where a through-hole is formed in the ceramic resonator to form a penetration from one side to the other side along one direction, and a metal layer is formed on a surface on the one side of the ceramic resonator, on a surface on the other side of the ceramic resonator, and on the inner perimeter of the through-hole. The disclosed cavity filter can provide the advantage that it can be manufactured as a compact structure.
US10205204B2 Battery module of cartridge stacking structure
Disclosed herein is a battery module configured to have a structure in which two or more unit cells are fixed to a cartridge and a plurality of cartridges is stacked, the battery module including unit cells having electrode terminals formed at one side thereof, cartridges for fixing the unit cells, and bus bars coupled with the electrode terminals for electrically connecting the unit cells with each other, wherein the unit cells are mounted to the cartridges such that the electrode terminals of the unit cells face each other in a state in which the unit cells are arranged in a line such that side surfaces of the unit cells are parallel to the ground, and the electrode terminals facing each other are connected to each other in parallel by the bus bars mounted to the cartridges to form a parallel unit cell connection structure for each of the cartridges, and the cartridges are stacked such that a plurality of parallel unit cell connection structures is arranged from the ground in a height direction.
US10205198B2 Power tool and battery pack
A power tool includes a motor and control means for controlling the motor. The motor is capable of being driven by power supplied from a battery pack including a battery cell. The control means is configured to continue to rotate the motor even when a motor-halt signal is inputted from the battery pack. With this structure, the power tool can be used continuously without need to halt rotation of the motor, even when receiving a halt signal, such as an overdischarge detection signal or an overcurrent detection signal.
US10205195B2 Alkali metal ion battery with bimetallic electrode
Electrochemical cells having molten electrodes having an alkali metal provide receipt and delivery of power by transporting atoms of the alkali metal between electrode environments of disparate chemical potentials through an electrochemical pathway comprising a salt of the alkali metal. The chemical potential of the alkali metal is decreased when combined with one or more non-alkali metals, thus producing a voltage between an electrode comprising the molten alkali metal and the electrode comprising the combined alkali/non-alkali metals.
US10205183B2 Device for changing anode inlet and anode outlet of fuel cell stack
A device for changing an anode inlet and an anode outlet of a fuel cell stack includes an inlet manifold connected the anode inlet of the fuel cell stack and an outlet manifold connected to the anode outlet. An inlet and outlet changing means is disposed inside one of the inlet manifold and the outlet manifold and controls flow directions of the anode inlet and the anode outlet to be the same or opposite to each other.
US10205178B2 Fuel cell
A fuel cell includes a membrane electrode assembly having a substantially rectangular shape having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side in a side direction. The substantially rectangular shape includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is closer to the first side than to the second side in the side direction. At least one of a cathode electrode and an anode electrode has a smaller amount of cracks in an electrode catalyst layer in the first portion than in the second portion. A fuel gas outlet manifold and an oxidant gas inlet manifold are closer to the first side than to the second side in the side direction. A fuel gas inlet manifold and an oxidant gas outlet manifold are closer to the second side than to the first side in the side direction.
US10205174B2 Electrode catalyst ink composition
An electrode catalyst ink composition which includes metal oxide-based electrode catalyst particles, an electrolyte, and a mixed liquid medium, wherein the mixed liquid medium contains 40 to 85% by mass of water; 5 to 30% by mass of an aqueous solvent (A) that has an evaporation rate of 2.0 or lower when the evaporation rate of water at 25° C. is 1, and a solubility parameter (SP value) of not less than 9; and 10 to 30% by mass of a monoalcohol (B) that has an evaporation rate of higher than 2.0 when the evaporation rate of water at 25° C. is 1, and not more than 3 carbon atoms, provided that the total amount of the mixed liquid medium is 100% by mass.
US10205170B1 Copper foil for current collector of lithium secondary battery
Electrodeposited copper foils having adequate puncture strength to withstand both pressure application during consolidation with negative electrode active materials during manufacture, as well as expansion/contraction during repeated charge/discharging cycles when used in a rechargeable secondary battery are described. These copper foils find specific utility as current collectors in rechargeable secondary batteries, particularly in lithium secondary battery with high capacity. Methods of making the copper foils, methods of producing negative electrode for use in lithium secondary battery and lithium secondary battery of high capacity are also described.
US10205166B2 Energy storage devices including stabilized silicon
A novel hybrid lithium-ion anode material based on coaxially coated Si shells on carbon nanofibers (CNF). The unique cup-stacking graphitic microstructure makes the CNFs an effective Li+ intercalation medium. Highly reversible Li+ intercalation and extraction were observed at high power rates. More importantly, the highly conductive and mechanically stable CNF core optionally supports a coaxially coated amorphous Si shell which has much higher theoretical specific capacity by forming fully lithiated alloy. Addition of surface effect dominant sites in close proximity to the intercalation medium results in a hybrid device that includes advantages of both batteries and capacitors.
US10205164B2 Porous silicon-based anode active material, method for preparing the same, and lithium secondary battery comprising the same
Provided are a porous silicon-based anode active material including porous SiOx particles (0≤x<2) having surfaces coated with an oxide layer, a method of preparing the same, and a lithium secondary battery including the porous silicon-based anode active material. Since the anode active material includes an oxide layer formed on the porous SiOx particles (0≤x<2), a reactivity between the anode active material and an electrolyte solution may be reduced and, as a result, an electrical short circuit in an electrode may be minimized. Also, since a plurality of pores is included in surfaces or the surfaces and inside of the SiOx particles, a thickness change rate of the electrode generated during charge and discharge of a secondary battery may be reduced and lifetime characteristics may be improved.
US10205162B2 Negative active material for rechargeable lithium battery, method of preparing same and rechargeable lithium battery including same
A negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, a method of preparing a negative active material for a rechargeable lithium battery, and a rechargeable lithium battery, the negative active material including a silicon-graphite composite, wherein the silicon-graphite composite includes a graphite particle, a silicon particle inside the graphite particle, and amorphous carbon inside the graphite particle.
US10205161B2 Positive electrode for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery and nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery
A positive electrode for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a positive electrode current collector mainly composed of aluminum (Al), a protective layer disposed on the positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode mixture layer containing a lithium-containing transition metal oxide and disposed on the protective layer. The protective layer has a thickness of 1 to 5 μm and contains an electroconductive material and an inorganic compound having an oxidation power lower than that of the lithium-containing transition metal oxide.
US10205158B2 LMFP cathode materials with improved electrochemical performance
Particulate LMFP cathode materials having high manganese contents and small amounts of dopant metals are disclosed. These cathode materials are made by milling a mixture of precursor materials in a wet or dry milling process. Preferably, off-stoichiometric amounts of starting materials are used to make the cathode materials. Unlike other high manganese LMFP materials, these cathode materials provide high specific capacities, very good cycle life and high energies even at high discharge rates.
US10205157B2 Electrode for lead acid storage battery
An electrode for a lead acid battery is provided. The electrode includes a pasting material distributed on the electrode and arranged to provide uniform current density. A lead acid battery having a plurality of electrodes, each electrode having pasting material providing uniform current density across the electrodes is also provided. A method for manufacturing a battery electrode is also provided and includes applying a portion of the electrode with a pasting material providing uniform current density.
US10205154B2 Rechargeable battery having short-circuit protrusion
A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a case accommodating the electrode assembly; a first terminal electrically coupled to the first electrode, and a second terminal electrically coupled to the second electrode; a cap plate combined to the case and having a short-circuit hole formed therein; a membrane fixed to the cap plate and arranged in the short-circuit hole, the membrane being deformable to short-circuit the first electrode and the second electrode; and a short-circuit protrusion electrically coupled to the second electrode and arranged above the membrane to protrude theretoward, the short-circuit protrusion being arranged toward a side from a center of the short-circuit hole.
US10205151B2 Connector from the tab of an electrode current collector to the terminal pin of a feedthrough in an electrochemical cell
A process for creating a laser braze weld joint between a current collector and a terminal pin in the construction of electrochemical cells is described. The laser braze welding process utilizes a laser weld instrument to create a braze-like joint between two work pieces. The weld joint is created by controlling the amount of laser heat and energy imparted to the work pieces through proper control and positioning of the laser beam with respect to the work pieces. Preferably, the method is used to bond the terminal pin to the cathode current collector. This method of attachment is suitable for either primary or secondary cells, particularly those powering implantable biomedical devices.
US10205141B2 Secondary battery
The secondary battery of the present invention includes: a top cover, a first electrode terminal, a second electrode terminal, an electrode-tab pad-plate, an electrode assembly, a first electrode-tab and a second electrode-tab; the first and second electrode terminal are arranged on the top cover, the electrode-tab pad-plate is a strip-plate shaped structure, and is located between the top cover and electrode assembly, the first electrode-tab includes a connecting part, a folding part and a welding part, the connecting part is beneath the electrode-tab pad-plate, the welding part is above the electrode-tab pad-plate, the connecting part is connected with the electrode assembly, the welding part is connected with the first electrode terminal, the folding part is connected with the connecting part and welding part bypassing the electrode-tab pad-plate; the second electrode terminal is connected with the electrode assembly through the second electrode-tab.
US10205139B2 Battery module having a battery module cover and method for producing a battery module cover of a battery module
A battery module comprises at least one battery cell including two battery cell terminals. The battery module further comprises a battery module cover configured for connection to the battery module to cover at least part of the battery module. Conducting tracks configured for connection to at least one sensor in an electrically conductive manner are integrated in the battery module cover.
US10205136B2 Secondary battery
A secondary battery is disclosed. In one aspect, the secondary battery includes an electrode assembly and an exterior member accommodating the electrode assembly. The exterior member includes a flexible pouch portion and a can portion connected to the pouch portion and formed of a material having a greater hardness than that of the pouch portion.
US10205135B2 Steel foil for power storage device container, power storage device container, power storage device, and manufacturing method of steel foil for power storage device container
A steel foil for a power storage device container includes a rolled steel foil, a nickel layer formed on a surface of the rolled steel foil, and a chromium-based surface treatment layer formed on a surface of the nickel layer. The nickel layer includes an upper layer portion which is in contact with the chromium-based surface treatment layer and contains Ni of 90 mass % or more among metal elements, and a lower layer portion which is in contact with the rolled steel foil and contains Ni of less than 90 mass % among the metal elements and Fe. <111> polar density in a reverse pole figure of the nickel layer in a rolling direction is 3.0 to 6.0. The nickel layer has a sub-boundary which is a boundary between two crystals having a relative orientation difference of 2° to 5°, and a large angle boundary which is a boundary between two crystals having the relative orientation difference of equal to or more than 15°. The average value of a ratio L5/L15 between a boundary length L5 which is the length of the sub-boundary, and a boundary length L15 which is the length of the large angle boundary, is equal to or more than 1.0.
US10205131B2 Mask group and method for fabricating an organic luminescence layer, display panel and driving method
The disclosure provides a mask plate assembly, a method for fabricating an electroluminescent layer, a display panel and a method for driving the same. The mask plate assembly includes a first color mask plate, a second color mask plate, and a third color mask plate each having a plurality of rectangular openings. First openings of the first color mask plate and second openings of the second color mask plate are of a length in a row direction, which is substantially twice as that of third openings of the third color mask plate in the row direction. When the respective mask plates are aligned with one another, the first openings, the second openings, and the third openings are arranged alternately in an order of a first opening, a third opening, a second opening, and another third opening.
US10205128B2 Method of fabricating a light extraction layer, light emitting diode display apparatus, and light emitting diode display substrate
The present application discloses a method of fabricating a light extraction layer having a corrugated surface. The method includes forming a transparent optical material layer using a transparent optical material; and forming a plurality of convex portions on a surface of the transparent optical material layer using a molding plate having a plurality of concave portions on a surface of the molding plate; the plurality of convex portions respectively substantially complementary to the plurality of concave portions.
US10205126B2 Light emission device including light extraction plane and a plurality of reflection interfaces, display apparatus including the light emission device, and illumination apparatus including the light emission device
Provided is a light emission device including: first and second light emission element regions; first to fourth reflection interfaces; a light extraction plane; and first and second light emission layers. The first reflection interface is provided in the first and second light emission element regions. The light extraction plane is provided in confronted relation to the first reflection plane. The second reflection interface allows reflection therefrom to cause reinforcement with respect to center wavelengths of light emission spectra of the first and second light emission layers. The third and fourth reflection interfaces allow reflection therefrom to cause attenuation with respect to the center wavelength of the light emission spectrum of the first light emission layer, and to cause reinforcement with respect to the center wavelength of the light emission spectrum of the second light emission layer.
US10205124B2 Organic light-emitting display apparatus and method of manufacturing the same
An organic light-emitting display apparatus includes a substrate, a pixel electrode disposed on the substrate, a pixel-defining layer (PDL) disposed on the pixel electrode and having an opening exposing at least a part of the pixel electrode, an intermediate layer, a protective layer, and an opposite electrode be disposed on the PDL and having an opening exposing at least a part of the protective layer, wherein the opposite electrode is electrically connected to the protective layer. The intermediate layer may include a central portion disposed on the pixel electrode, an edge portion that extends from the central portion and contacts the PDL, at least one common layer, and an organic emission layer. The protective layer may include a central portion disposed on the central portion of the intermediate layer and an edge portion that extends from the central portion of the protective layer.
US10205123B2 Packaging method for organic semiconductor device
A packaging method for organic semiconductor device is disclosed, and comprising steps of manufacturing an organic semiconductor device on a flexible base; forming a photoresist block having a predetermined interval with respect to the organic semiconductor device and located at two sides of the organic semiconductor device on the flexible base; depositing an inorganic layer on the photoresist block, the organic semiconductor device and the flexible base; removing the photoresist block and inorganic layer on the photoresist block; and depositing an organic layer on the inorganic layer disposed on the organic semiconductor device. The present invention can form an inorganic/organic flexible OLED packaging structure. The packaging structure cannot only omit a deposition mask used in depositing an inorganic layer in the conventional thin-film packaging art, but also effectively increase a blocking property of moisture and oxygen of OLED device in order to increase the life of the OLED device.
US10205122B2 Organic light-emitting display and method of manufacturing the same
An organic light-emitting display including a substrate, an insulating layer on the substrate, the substrate and the insulating layer having an opening therethrough penetrating, a pixel array on the insulating layer, the pixel array including a plurality of pixels that surround the opening, a first pixel adjacent to the opening from among the plurality of pixels includes a pixel electrode layer, an intermediate layer on the pixel electrode layer, and an opposite electrode layer on the intermediate layer, and a stepped portion on the substrate and adjacent to the opening, the stepped portion having an under-cut step, wherein the intermediate layer including an organic emission layer, and wherein at least one of the intermediate layer and the opposite electrode layer extends toward the opening and is disconnected by the stepped portion.
US10205118B2 Display device having touch sensing part
A display device includes: a first substrate including a first region, a third region spaced apart from and surrounding the first region, and a second region located between the first region and the third region; a second substrate opposite to the first substrate; a display element including a first electrode on the first substrate, a light emitting layer provided on the first electrode, and a second electrode provided on the light emitting layer; a touch sensing part disposed on the second substrate; and a sealing member provided on the third region of the first substrate, the sealing member joining the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the second electrode overlaps the touch sensing part, and an end of the second electrode is spaced apart from an end of the touch sensing part in the direction of the sealing member in the second region.
US10205115B2 Organic light-emitting device and method of manufacturing the same
Disclosed are an organic light-emitting device and a method of manufacturing the same. In the organic light-emitting device, an auxiliary electrode is formed on anode electrode to come into contact with the anode electrode via the same mask process as the anode electrode, which results in a simplified structure and simplified processing. In addition, a bank is disposed to cover a side surface and an upper surface of the auxiliary electrode and a side surface of the anode electrode, whereby damage to the auxiliary electrode and the anode electrode is prevented.
US10205114B2 Organic light-emitting compositions having multiple triplet-accepting materials, and devices and methods thereof
A composition suitable for use in an organic light-emitting layer (103) of an organic light-emitting device having an anode (101) and a cathode (105), the composition comprising a fluorescent light-emitting material, a first triplet-accepting material and a second triplet-accepting material that is different from the first triplet-accepting material. The fluorescent light-emitting material may be a repeat unit of a light-emitting polymer, and the first and second triplet-accepting materials may independently be repeat units of the light-emitting polymer or may be mixed with the fluorescent light-emitting material.
US10205113B2 Organic electroluminescence device including an emissive layer including an assistant dopant layer and light-emitting dopant layer
In an organic EL device, the light emission efficiency by a TADF mechanism is to be improved with an emissive layer structure that can be easily formed. An OLED has at least an emissive layer between an upper electrode and a lower electrode. The emissive layer includes: a host layer including a host material; an assistant dopant layer which is a layer adjacent to the host layer and where an assistant dopant made of a thermally activated delayed fluorescence material and the host material are intermingled within a plane; and a light-emitting dopant layer which is a layer adjacent to the assistant dopant layer and where a light-emitting dopant made of a fluorescent material emitting light by being excited by the assistant dopant and the host material are intermingled within a plane.
US10205109B2 Carbon nanotube thin film transistor and manufacturing method thereof
A carbon nanotube thin film transistor and a manufacturing method thereof are provided in the embodiments of the present disclosure. The carbon nanotube thin film transistor includes: a base substrate; a gate electrode, a semiconductor layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode, which are disposed on the base substrate, the semiconductor layer includes a poly(3-hexylthiophene) layer and a mixing layer of semiconducting carbon nanotube and poly(3-hexylthiophene) which are stacked. The semiconducting carbon nanotube thin film transistor has a high purity, thus the metallic carbon nanotubes are substantially cleared out and the electrical property of the thin film transistor is ensured, so that the manufactured carbon nanotube thin film transistor has good electrical properties.
US10205103B2 Condensed cyclic compound and organic light-emitting device including the same
A condensed cyclic compound and an organic light-emitting device, the condensed cyclic compound being represented by the following Formula 1:
US10205099B2 Condensed fluoranthene compound, organic electroluminescence element material including same, organic electroluminescence element using same, and electronic device
A fused fluoranthene compound including a specific ring structure at a specific position of a fluoranthene skeleton is a novel material useful as a material for organic electroluminescence devices.
US10205098B2 Semiconductor structure and semiconductor device using the same
A semiconductor structure includes a semiconductor layer, a carbon nanotube and a conductive film. The semiconductor layer includes a first surface and a second surface. A thickness of the semiconductor layer ranges from 1 nanometer to 100 nanometers. The carbon nanotube is located on the first surface of the semiconductor. The conductive film is located on the second surface of the semiconductor. The conductive film is formed on the second surface by a depositing method. The carbon nanotube, the semiconductor layer and the conductive film are stacked with each other to form a three-layered stereoscopic structure.
US10205097B2 Dielectric treatments for carbon nanotube devices
Dielectric treatments for carbon nanotube devices are provided. In one aspect, a method for forming a carbon nanotube-based device is provided. The method includes: providing at least one carbon nanotube disposed on a first dielectric; removing contaminants from surfaces of the first dielectric; and depositing a second dielectric onto the first dielectric and at least partially surrounding the at least one carbon nanotube. A carbon nanotube-based device is also provided.
US10205095B2 Mother substrate for flexible display substrate and method of manufacturing flexible display substrate
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method of manufacturing a flexible display substrate. The method includes steps of: forming, on a support substrate, a separation pattern layer comprising a plurality of separation units arranged at intervals; forming an adhesion layer on the support substrate formed with the separation pattern layer; forming a flexible base substrate on the adhesion layer and forming a display element on a side of the flexible base substrate opposite to the adhesion layer; performing a peeling preprocessing on the support substrate, and peeling the flexible base substrate from the support substrate to form the flexible display substrate.
US10205094B2 Organic semiconductor thin film production method
A raw material solution (6), in which an organic semiconductor material is dissolved in a solvent, is supplied to a substrate (1). The solvent is evaporated so that crystals of the organic semiconductor material are precipitated. Thus, an organic semiconductor thin film (7) is formed on the substrate (1). An edge forming member (2) having a contact face (2a) on one side is used and located opposite the substrate (1) so that the plane of the contact face (2a) intersects the surface of the substrate (1) at a predetermined angle. The raw material solution (6) is supplied to the substrate (1) and formed into a droplet (6a) that comes into contact with the contact face (2a). The substrate (1) and the edge forming member (2) are moved relative to each other in a direction parallel to the surface of the substrate (1) so as to separate the edge forming member (2) from the droplet (6a), and while the raw material solution (6) is supplied so that a change in size of the droplet (6a) with the relative movement is maintained within a predetermined range, the solvent contained in the droplet (6a) is evaporated to form the organic semiconductor thin film (7) on the substrate (1) after the contact face (2a) has been moved. In this manner, a large-area organic semiconductor single crystal thin film having high charge mobility can be manufactured by a simple process using a solvent evaporation method based on droplet formation.
US10205089B2 Electronic device and method for fabricating the same
This technology provides an electronic device and a method of fabricating the same. An electronic device in accordance with an implementation of this document includes semiconductor memory, and the semiconductor memory includes an interlayer dielectric layer formed over a substrate and having a contact hole; a lower contact filled in a part of the contact hole; and a variable resistance element which is disposed over and coupled to the lower contact, and has a first part filled in the contact hole and a second part disposed over the first part and protruding over the interlayer dielectric layer, wherein the first part includes a first metal which has a higher electron affinity than a component included in the second part, and an oxide of the first metal is an insulating material.
US10205088B2 Magnetic memory
A magnetic memory including a plurality of magnetoresistance effect elements that hold information, each including a first ferromagnetic metal layer with a fixed magnetization direction, a second ferromagnetic metal layer with a varying magnetization direction, and a non-magnetic layer sandwiched between the first and second ferromagnetic metal layers; a plurality of first control elements that control reading of the information, wherein each of the plurality of first ferromagnetic metal layers is connected to a first control element; a plurality of spin-orbit torque wiring lines that extend in a second direction intersecting with a first direction which is a stacking direction of the magnetoresistance effect elements, wherein each of the second ferromagnetic metal layers is joined to one spin-orbit torque wiring line; a plurality of second control elements that control electric current flowing through the spin-orbit torque wiring lines.
US10205087B2 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device has a magnetic sensor configured to detect a direction of magnetism. The magnetic sensor includes Hall elements arranged on a surface of a semiconductor substrate, and a magnetic flux concentrator formed of a magnetic material having the function of amplifying magnetism. The magnetic flux concentrator is arranged on the semiconductor substrate and at least partly covers each of the Hall elements. A slit or a slot is formed in the magnetic material to inhibit generation of stress applied to the Hall elements.
US10205083B2 Device with deformable shell including an internal piezoelectric circuit
A device is provided, including a deformable shell defining an inner space including at least one piezoelectric system. The piezoelectric system includes a flexible piezoelectric membrane capable of generating electric energy under the effect of a deformation to which it is submitted, a rechargeable electric power source, formed on a flexible substrate, and an electronic circuit. The electronic circuit includes a processing circuit for generating and storing data according to the electric energy generated by the piezoelectric membrane, and connected to the electric power source for its electric power supply, and a wireless transmitter connected to the processing circuit to transmit the data stored therein and connected to the electric power source for its electric power supply. Each piezoelectric system is totally arranged on and/or inside of the deformable shell.
US10205081B2 Magnetic flux-to-voltage transducer based on josephson junction arrays
A device and method for converting magnetic flux to voltage uses a Fraunhofer pattern of a 1D array of long Josephson junctions. The 1D array of Josephson junctions may include from 1 to 109 junctions formed in a planar geometry with a bridge width within the range of 4-10 μm.
US10205080B2 Systems and methods for forming thermoelectric devices
A method for forming a thermoelectric element for use in a thermoelectric device comprises providing a mask adjacent to a substrate, the mask comprising a polymeric mixture, and bringing a template having a first pattern in contact with the mask to define a second pattern in the mask. The first pattern comprises one of holes and rods, and the second pattern comprises the other of holes and rods. Holes or rods of the second pattern expose portions of the substrate. Next, an etching layer is deposited adjacent to exposed portions of the substrate. The etching layer is configured to aid in etching the substrate. The substrate is subsequently etched with the aid of the etching layer.
US10205077B2 Light emitting device
A light emitting device in which a bonding pad is soldered to a mounting substrate, wherein the bonding pad may be formed in various shapes that can minimize the occurrence of voids during soldering or heat fusion.
US10205076B2 Light emitting device
Disclosed is a light emitting device. The light emitting device comprises: a first lead and a second lead which are spaced apart from each other; a body part comprising a base, a reflector, and a cavity; and a light emitting diode which is disposed in the cavity, wherein the first lead includes a first bottom lead and a first top lead located on the first bottom lead, and the second lead includes a second bottom lead and a second top lead located on the second bottom lead, and wherein a separation region between the first top lead and the second top lead has a different shape than the separation region between the first bottom lead and the second bottom lead, the separation region between the first top lead and the second top lead having a shape bent at least once.
US10205073B2 Parallel wire light string and method of manufacturer
A light set and method of manufacturer with first and second spaced apart conducting wire conducting wires with one of the wires having an insulated coating and the other bare uninsulated. An LED chip is surfaced mounted at intervals along the wires. The insulated wire has its insulation removed at the intervals which may weaken the wire. The bare wire does not require removal of insulation and thus remains stronger and resists kinking. Alternative structures and method of creating an insulated coating are disclosed.
US10205071B2 Method of producing optoelectronic semiconductor components, and optoelectronic semiconductor component
A method of producing optoelectronic semiconductor components includes providing a carrier with a carrier underside and a carrier top. The carrier has a metallic core material and at least on the carrier top a metal layer. A dielectric mirror is applied to the core material. At least two holes are formed through the carrier. A ceramic layer with a thickness of at most 150 μm at least on the carrier underside and in the holes is produced. The ceramic layer includes the core material as a component. Metallic contact layers are applied to at least subregions of the ceramic layer on the carrier underside and in the holes so that the carrier top electrically connects to the carrier underside through the holes. At least one radiation-emitting semiconductor chip is applied to the carrier top and the semiconductor chip is electronically bonded to the contact layers.
US10205070B2 Light-emitting device having dissimilar first and second light-emitting angles
A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting structure with a side surface, and a reflective layer covering the side surface, and a light-transmitting body. The light-transmitting body encloses the light-emitting structure and has a first side surface, a second side surface, a third side surface and a fourth side surface. The reflective layer covers the first side surface and the third side surface without covering the second side surface and the fourth side surface. The light-emitting structure has a first light-emitting angle and a second light-emitting angle different from the first light-emitting angle.
US10205067B2 LED with ceramic green phosphor and protected red phosphor layer
A ceramic green wavelength conversion element (120) is coated with a red wavelength conversion material (330) and placed above a blue light emitting element (110) such that the ceramic element (120) is attached to the light emitting element (110), thereby providing an efficient thermal coupling from the red and green converters (330, 120) to the light emitting element (110) and its associated heat sink. To protect the red converter coating (330) from the effects of subsequent processes, a sacrificial clear coating (340) is created above the red converter element (330). This clear coating (340) may be provided as a discrete layer of clear material, or it may be produced by allowing the red converters to settle to the bottom of its suspension material, thereby forming a converter-free upper layer that can be subjected to the subsequent fabrication processes.
US10205066B2 White phosphor converted LED with stable flux output versus temperature
The invention provides a lighting device comprising a solid state light source and a ceramic body, wherein the solid state light source is configured to provide blue light source light to the ceramic body, wherein the ceramic body comprises a ceramic material configured to wavelength convert part of the blue light source light into yellow converter light, to provide white lighting device light comprising said blue light source light and said yellow converter light, said white lighting device light having a color point selected from the range of 0.18≤u′≤0.25 and 0.42≤v′≤0.54, and wherein the ceramic material comprises a (Y(1-y-q-z),Gdy,Luq, Cez)3(Al(1-x),Gax)5O12 ceramic material, with 0≤x≤0.6, 0≤y≤0.5, 0≤q<1 and 0.001≤z≤0.06.
US10205064B2 Light emitting diodes with sensor segment for operational feedback
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) having a sensor segment for operational feedback are described. A semiconductor stack is grown on a sapphire substrate. The semiconductor stack is segmented to form at least two segments, where one segment senses light emissions (photosensor segment) from the other segment (emitter segment). The segmentation is achieved by etching a trench or forming a segmentation layer between the segments. One segment can alternate on a predetermined basis between functioning as a photosensor segment or as an emitter segment. The photosensor segment can detect either a side light ray emitting from the emitter segment or a reflected light ray from a substrate. The photosensor segment generates a current based on the detected light ray. A detector circuit can provide operational feedback based on the sensed current.
US10205061B2 Light emitting diode and fabrication method thereof
A light-emitting diode includes from bottom to up: a substrate; a light-emitting epitaxial layer laminated by semiconductor material layers over the substrate; a current spreading layer doped with conductive metal nanomaterial groups over the light-emitting epitaxial layer; and metal nanomaterial groups with high visible light transmittance over the current spreading layer. The conductive metal nanomaterial groups dispersed inside the ITO current spreading layer can reduce horizontal resistance of the current spreading layer and improve horizontal spreading uniformity of current; and metal nanomaterial groups with high visible light transmittance are distributed over the upper surface of the current expansion layer for roughening and increasing light extract efficiency.
US10205059B2 Optoelectronic device and the manufacturing method thereof
The present disclosure is related to an optoelectronic device comprising a semiconductor stack comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; a first contact layer on the first surface; and a second contact layer on the second surface, wherein the second contact layer is not overlapped with the first contact layer in a vertical direction; wherein the second contact layer comprises a plurality of dots separating from each other and formed of semiconductor material.
US10205056B2 Light emitting diode having carbon nanotubes
A light emitting diode includes a substrate, a first semiconductor layer, an active layer, a second semiconductor layer, a first electrode, a second electrode, a static electrode and a carbon nanotube structure. The first semiconductor layer, the active layer, and the second semiconductor layer are stacked on the substrate. The first electrode is located on and electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer. The carbon nanotube structure is located on and electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer. The second electrode is located on and electrically connected to the carbon nanotube structure. The static electrode is located between the second semiconductor layer and the carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure includes a first portion in direct contact with the second semiconductor layer and a second portion sandwiched between the static electrode and the second electrode.
US10205054B2 III-nitride nanowire LED with strain modified surface active region and method of making thereof
A core-shell nanowire device includes an eave region having a structural discontinuity from the p-plane in the upper tip portion of the shell to the m-plane in the lower portion of the shell. The eave region has at least 5 atomic percent higher indium content than the p-plane and m-plane portions of the shell.
US10205052B2 Semiconductor stacking structure, and method and apparatus for separating nitride semiconductor layer using same
A semiconductor stacking structure according to the present invention comprises: a monocrystalline substrate which is disparate from a nitride semiconductor; an inorganic thin film which is formed on a substrate to define a cavity between the inorganic thin film and the substrate, wherein at least a portion of the inorganic thin film is crystallized with a crystal structure that is the same as the substrate; and a nitride semiconductor layer which is grown from a crystallized inorganic thin film above the cavity. The method and apparatus for separating a nitride semiconductor layer according the present invention mechanically separate between the substrate and the nitride semiconductor layer. The mechanical separation can be performed by a method of separation of applying a vertical force to the substrate and the nitride semiconductor layer, a method of separation of applying a horizontal force, a method of separation of applying a force of a relative circular motion, and a combination thereof.
US10205051B2 Bar like light emitting device and manufacturing method of the same
A light emitting device includes: a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate; a first insulating layer disposed on the substrate to be spaced apart from the first electrode, the first insulating layer having a first height; a second electrode disposed on the first insulating layer; and a bar type LED disposed on the substrate, wherein the bar type LED has a first end and a second end in the length direction thereof, one of the first end and the second end is connected to the first electrode, and the other of the first end and the second end is connected to the second electrode.
US10205049B2 Manufacturing method for light barrier substrate
The present invention provides a manufacturing method for a light barrier substrate which comprising steps of: forming a metal electrode pattern on a substrate through a first patterning process; forming an insulating layer above the substrate and the metal electrode pattern; forming a metal electrode via hole on the insulating layer and forming a channel pattern for a connecting line between a metal electrode and an exterior integrated circuit (IC) on the insulating layer, with a half tone make process, through a second patterning process; forming a transparent electrode layer pattern on the substrate on which the metal electrode via hole and the channel pattern are formed. The masking steps for forming the insulating layer and the transparent electrode layer may be decreased due to the half tone masking process, thus, the manufacturing process is simplified and the manufacturing efficiency is increased, and the cost for manufacturing the light barrier substrate is lowered because the mask is less used in the manufacturing process.
US10205048B1 Method for manufacturing a light emitting diode chip
A method for manufacturing a light emitting diode (LED) chip comprises steps of stacking together a first substrate, a buffer layer, an ultraviolet light (UV) shielding layer, and at least one LED chip in that sequence. An orthogonal projection of each LED chip on the UV shielding layer is located in the scope of the UV shielding layer, and a periphery of the UV shielding layer protrudes from a periphery of the orthogonal projection; mounting a side of each LED chip facing away from the first substrate on the second substrate with an adhesive layer; irradiating UV light from a side of the first substrate facing away from the LED chip, to separate the first substrate from the UV shielding layer; removing the UV light shielding layer, the second substrate, and the adhesive layer from each LED chip.
US10205044B2 Adjustment-tolerant photovoltaic cell
An adjustment-tolerant photovoltaic cell in which the front face has at least three sub-segments which can be directly struck by electromagnetic radiation is provided. At least two sub-segments are in the form of a first segment type, and at least one sub-segment is in the form of a second segment type. The sub-segments can be arranged such that at least two separate segment regions, which can be directly struck by the electromagnetic radiation, are formed for each of the first and the second segment types. At least two sub-segments of the first segment type can be connected to each other in parallel and/or are connected to each other via a transition region which ensures the lateral flow of current. Furthermore, the sub-segments of the first segment type can be connected in series to the at least one sub-segment of the second segment type.
US10205043B2 Hot-carrier photoelectric conversion method
The present invention provides a hot-carrier photoelectric conversion method. The method includes a hot-carrier photoelectric conversion device having a P-type semiconductor layer, an N-type semiconductor layer, and an inorganic conducting light-absorbing layer. The inorganic conducting light-absorbing layer is formed between the P-type semiconductor layer and the N-type semiconductor layer, and an electric field is formed between the P-type semiconductor layer and the N-type semiconductor layer. Moreover, photons are absorbed by the inorganic conducting light-absorbing layer to create electrons and holes. The electrons and holes are respectively shifted by the electric field or diffusion effect to the N-type semiconductor layer and the P-type semiconductor layer, so that the electrons and the holes are respectively conducted outside to create electric energy. Further, the present invention increases the quantity of photons absorbed, and makes electrons and holes be quickly conducted outside, thereby increasing photoelectric conversion efficiency, and creating electric energy with a high open-circuit voltage and a high current.
US10205042B2 Photoconversion device with enhanced photon absorption
A photovoltaic device cell comprising a first light transmissive electrical contact, an active region, a second light transmissive electrical contact, and a layered structure enclosing the active region, the layered structure being formed of two parts, a first part underlying the first light transmissive electrical contact and a second part overlying the second electrical contact and wherein the constants of the layers in these layered structures are interdependent such that light is localized within the active region.
US10205041B2 Light redirecting film useful with solar modules
A light redirecting film defining a longitudinal axis, and including a base layer, an ordered arrangement of a plurality of microstructures, and a reflective layer. The microstructures project from the base layer, and each extends across the base layer to define a corresponding primary axis. The primary axis of at least one of the microstructures is oblique with respect to the longitudinal axis. The reflective layer is disposed over the microstructures opposite the base layer. When employed, for example, to cover portions of a PV module tabbing ribbon, or areas free of PV cells, the films of the present disclosure uniquely reflect incident light.
US10205034B2 Optical module
An optical module includes: an avalanche photodiode; a power supply terminal; a self bias resistor connected between a cathode of the avalanche photodiode and the power supply terminal; a grounding terminal; and a surge preventing Zener diode having a cathode connected to a connection point between the power supply terminal and the self-bias resistor and an anode directly connected to the grounding terminal.
US10205031B2 Semiconductor device having resistance voltage dividing circuit
All resistors configuring a resistance voltage dividing circuit are formed by alternately arranging an N-type polycrystalline silicon and a P-type polycrystalline silicon and connecting the same in parallel or in series. The respective resistors themselves cancel a stress received from a resin upon packaging of the resistance voltage dividing circuit since the N-type polycrystalline silicon and the P-type polycrystalline silicon respectively indicate a shift amount in a reverse direction with respect to a stress. There can hence be provided a resistance voltage dividing circuit in which a variation in voltage division ratio at packaging is reduced than before.
US10205029B2 Thin film transistor, manufacturing method thereof, and display device
A TFT, a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device are provided. The TFT includes a semiconductor layer and an etch-stop layer merely covering a channel region of the semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer and the etch-stop layer are formed through a single patterning process.
US10205028B2 Thin-film transistor, manufacturing method for the same, display panel
A thin-film transistor, a manufacturing for the same, and a display panel are provided. In the annealing process, the aluminum layer combines with oxygen ions in the amorphous oxide semiconductor layer to form an Al2O3 layer. The amorphous oxide semiconductor layer loses the oxygen ions, oxygen defects are increased such that a doped region of the semiconductor layer is formed. That is, a source contact region and a drain contact region are formed, and the amorphous oxide semiconductor layer is shielded by the anti-oxidation layer to form the channel region of the semiconductor layer. The present invention can simplify the manufacturing process, increase the production efficiency and decrease the production cost.
US10205025B2 Methods to achieve strained channel finFET devices
Methods to achieve strained channel finFET devices and resulting finFET devices are presented. In an embodiment, a method for processing a field effect transistor (FET) device may include forming a fin structure comprising a fin channel on a substrate. The method may also include forming a sacrificial epitaxial layer on a side of the fin structure. Additionally, the method may include forming a deep recess in a region that includes at least a portion of the fin structure, wherein the fin structure and sacrificial layer relax to form a strain on the fin channel. The method may also include depositing source/drain (SD) material in the deep recess to preserve the strain on the fin channel.
US10205024B2 Semiconductor structure having field plate and associated fabricating method
A semiconductor structure is disclosed. The semiconductor structure includes: a substrate; a gate structure formed over the substrate; a source region and a drain region formed in the substrate on either side of the gate structure, the source region and the drain region both having a first type of conductivity; and a field plate formed over the substrate between the gate structure and the drain region; wherein the field plate is coupled to the source region or a bulk electrode of the substrate. An associated method for fabricating the semiconductor structure is also disclosed.
US10205023B2 Semiconductor device including multi-channel active patterns
A semiconductor device includes a first multi-channel active pattern, a field insulation layer disposed on the first multi-channel active pattern and including a first region and a second region, the first region having a top surface protruding from a top surface of the second region to a top surface of the first multi-channel active pattern, a first gate electrode crossing the first multi-channel active pattern, the first gate electrode being disposed on the field insulation layer, and a first source or drain disposed between the first gate electrode and the first region of the field insulation layer and including a first facet, the first facet being disposed adjacent to the first region of the field insulation layer at a point lower than the top surface of the first multi-channel active pattern.
US10205019B2 Semiconductor device having a fin at a side of a semiconductor body
One embodiment of a semiconductor device includes a fin at a first side of a semiconductor body, a body region of a second conductivity type in at least a part of the fin, a drain extension region of a first conductivity type, a source region and a drain region of the first conductivity type, a source contact in contact with the source region, and a gate structure adjoining opposing walls of the fin. The source contact extends along a vertical direction along the source region. The source contact includes a conductive material and is disposed in a trench in the semiconductor body, adjacent to the source region. The body region and the drain extension region are arranged one after another between the source region and the drain region.
US10205013B2 Semiconductor switching element and method of manufacturing the same
A semiconductor switching element includes a first gate electrode and a second gate electrode. The first gate electrode is disposed, via a first gate insulating film, inside a first trench that extends from an upper surface of an emitter region to reach a semiconductor layer, and intersects with the emitter region, a base region, and a charge storage layer. The second gate electrode is disposed, via a second gate insulating film, inside a second trench that extends from the upper surface of the emitter region and an upper surface of a conductive region to reach the semiconductor layer, and is adjacent to the emitter region, the base region, the charge storage layer, and the conductive region. The second trench is smaller in depth than the first trench, and the second trench is smaller in width than the first trench.
US10205011B2 Method for forming a semiconductor device with implanted chalcogen atoms
Some embodiments relate to a method for forming a semiconductor device. The method includes forming a source region of a field effect transistor structure in a semiconductor substrate. The method further includes forming an oxide layer. The method also includes incorporating atoms of at least one atom type of a group of atom types into at least a part of the source region of the field effect transistor structure after forming the oxide layer. The group of atom types includes chalcogen atoms, silicon atoms and argon atoms.
US10205009B2 Superjunction semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
A superjunction semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer doped with a first conductivity type; an active region formed on the first semiconductor layer, the active region including a drift layer; and a termination region disposed to surround the active region, the termination region including a lower edge region disposed on a side surface of the drift layer and an upper edge region disposed on the lower edge region, wherein the upper edge region includes a lower charge balance region disposed on the lower edge region, the lower charge balance region having a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, and an upper charge balance region disposed on the lower charge balance region, the upper charge balance region having the first conductivity type.
US10205006B2 Method for manufacturing semiconductor device including patterning conductor film disposed on insulating film
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes providing a semiconductor substrate including a main surface, the main surface including a first area and a second area, which is different from the first area in a plan view, forming a first trench in the main surface of the semiconductor substrate in the first area, after the forming the first trench, forming a first insulating film on a side wall surface and a bottom face of the first trench, and after the forming the first insulating film, forming a first conductor film over the semiconductor substrate in the first area and a second area to embed a portion of the first conductor film into the first trench through the first insulating film.
US10205004B2 FinFET isolation structure and method for fabricating the same
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate and a semiconductor fin on the semiconductor substrate and a fin isolation structure on the semiconductor substrate. The fin isolation structure has an air gap dividing the semiconductor fin into two portions of the semiconductor fin, in which the air gap extends into the semiconductor substrate for a distance. The fin isolation structure includes a dielectric cap layer capping a top of the air gap, in which the dielectric cap layer is spaced apart from a bottom of the air gap.
US10204999B2 Transistor with airgap spacer
A microelectronic transistor may be fabricated having an airgap spacer formed as a gate sidewall spacer, such that the airgap spacer is positioned between a gate electrode and a source contact and/or a drain contact of the microelectronic transistor. As the dielectric constant of gaseous substances is significantly lower than that of a solid or a semi-solid dielectric material, the airgap spacer may result in minimal capacitive coupling between the gate electrode and the source contact and/or the drain contact, which may reduce circuit delay of the microelectronic transistor.
US10204994B2 Methods of forming a semiconductor device with a gate contact positioned above the active region
One illustrative device disclosed herein includes, among other things, a stepped conductive source/drain structure with a first recess defined therein and a stepped final gate structure with a second recess defined therein, wherein, when viewed from above, the second recess is axially and laterally offset from the first recess. In this example, the device also includes a layer of insulating material positioned above the stepped conductive source/drain structure and the stepped final gate structure, a conductive gate (CB) contact that is conductively coupled to the stepped final gate structure and a conductive source/drain (CA) contact that is conductively coupled to the stepped conductive source/drain structure.
US10204990B2 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes an N-type silicon carbide substrate, an N-type silicon carbide layer formed on the N-type silicon carbide substrate, a P-type region selectively formed in a surface layer of the N-type silicon carbide layer, an N-type source region formed in the P-type region, a P contact region formed in the P-type region, a gate insulating film formed on a portion of a region from the N-type source region, through the P-type region, to the N-type silicon carbide layer, a gate electrode formed on the gate insulating film, an interlayer insulating film covering the gate electrode, and a first source electrode electrically connected to a surface of the P contact region and the N-type source region. An end of the interlayer insulating film covering the gate electrode has a slope of a predetermined angle.
US10204988B2 Graphene double-barrier resonant tunneling device
An apparatus comprising: a fermion source nanolayer (90); a first insulating nanolayer (92); a fermion transport nanolayer (94); a second insulating nanolayer (96); a fermion sink nanolayer (98); a first contact for applying a first voltage to the fermion source nanolayer; a second contact for applying a second voltage to the fermion sink nanolayer; and a transport contact for enabling an electric current via the fermion transport nanolayer. In a particular example, the apparatus comprises three graphene sheets (90, 94, 98) interleaved with two-dimensional Boron-Nitride (hBN) layers (92, 96).
US10204987B2 Semiconductor device and manufacturing method for the semiconductor device
In a semiconductor device including a super junction structure that p-type columns and n-type columns are periodically arranged, a depth of a p-type column region in a cell region that a semiconductor element is formed is made shallower than a depth of a p-type column region in an intermediate region which surrounds the cell region. Thereby, a breakdown voltage of the cell region becomes lower than a breakdown voltage of the intermediate region. An avalanche breakdown phenomenon is caused to occur preferentially in the cell region in which even when an avalanche current is generated, the current is dispersed and smoothly flows. Thereby, it is possible to avoid local current constriction and breakage incidental thereto and consequently it becomes possible to improve avalanche resistance (an avalanche current amount with which a semiconductor device comes to be broken).
US10204983B2 Semiconductor device and method for fabricating the same
A semiconductor device may include a substrate, a first nanowire, a gate electrode, a first gate spacer, a second gate spacer, a source/drain and a spacer connector. The first nanowire may be extended in a first direction and spaced apart from the substrate. The gate electrode may surround a periphery of the first nanowire, and extend in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and include first and second sidewalls opposite to each other. The first gate spacer may be formed on the first sidewall of the gate electrode. The first nanowire may pass through the first gate spacer. The second gate spacer may be formed on the second sidewall of the gate electrode. The first nanowire may pass through the second gate spacer. The source/drain may be disposed on at least one side of the gate electrode and connected with the first nanowire. The spacer connector may be disposed between the first nanowire and the substrate. The spacer connector may connect the first gate spacer and the second gate spacer to each other.
US10204981B2 Semiconductor structure and manufacturing method thereof
A semiconductor structure and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The semiconductor structure includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer, a first doping layer of a first conductivity type, and a second doping layer of a second conductivity type. The substrate has a fin portion. The first dielectric layer is disposed on the substrate and surrounds the fin portion. The first doping layer of the first conductivity type is disposed on the first dielectric layer and is located on two opposite sidewalls of the fin portion. The second doping layer of the second conductivity type is disposed on the two opposite sidewalls of the fin portion and is located between the fin portion and the first doping layer. The first doping layer covers a sidewall and a bottom surface of the second doping layer.
US10204976B2 Organic light emitting diode display
An organic light emitting diode display includes a substrate, a scan line on the substrate for transferring a scan signal, a data line crossing the scan line and for transferring a data signal, a driving voltage line crossing the scan line and for transferring a driving voltage, a switching thin film transistor coupled to the scan line and the data line, a driving thin film transistor coupled to a switching drain electrode of the switching thin film transistor, and an organic light emitting diode (OLED) coupled to a driving drain electrode of the driving thin film transistor, wherein a driving semiconductor layer of the driving thin film transistor is bent and in a plane substantially parallel to the substrate.
US10204969B2 Organic light-emitting display panel, fabrication method thereof, and display apparatus
An organic light-emitting display panel, a fabrication method thereof, and a display apparatus are provided. The organic light-emitting display panel comprises a substrate; a plurality of blocking structures disposed on the substrate, wherein a blocking structure has a first surface facing the substrate and an opposing second surface far away from the substrate; a plurality of first electrodes, wherein a first electrode is configured between adjacent blocking structures; an organic functional film layer covering at least one of the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of blocking structures, wherein the organic functional film layer includes a light-emitting layer; and a degradation region disposed in a portion of the second surface of the blocking structure, wherein the degradation region degrades a carrier transportation in a portion of the organic functional film layer in which the portion of the organic functional film layer covers the degradation region.
US10204964B1 Image sensor and method of fabricating thereof
A color filter is disposed on a substrate. An organic photodiode is disposed on the color filter. The organic photodiode includes an electrode insulating layer having a recess region on the substrate, a first electrode on the color filter, the first electrode filling the recess region of the electrode insulating layer, a second electrode on the first electrode, and an organic photoelectric conversion layer interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode includes a seam extending at a first angle from a side surface of the recess region of the electrode insulating layer.
US10204963B2 Light emitting diode chip, light emitting diode, backlight source and display apparatus
The present invention provides an LED chip including a light-emitting layer, a P electrode, an N electrode, an anode and a cathode, the N electrode, the light-emitting layer and the P electrode are sequentially stacked, the P electrode is electrically connected to the anode, the N electrode is electrically connected to the cathode, the light-emitting layer includes multiple color light-emitting layers whose colors differ from each other, and the multiple color light-emitting layers are provided in a same layer, and electrically connected to the anode through the P electrode and to the cathode through the N electrode. The present invention further provides an LED, a backlight source and a display apparatus. When an LED including the LED chip is used as a backlight source of a liquid crystal display apparatus, performance ability of the display apparatus on a plurality of colors can be improved during image display.
US10204962B2 Light source module and display apparatus having the same
A display apparatus may include a light source module that may include a substrate having a plurality of chip mounting areas of which each has a connection pad disposed therein, and a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices electrically coupled to separate connection pads. The display apparatus may include a black matrix on the substrate and having a plurality of holes corresponding to the pattern of chip mounting areas. The semiconductor light emitting devices may be in separate, respective holes to be electrically coupled to separate connection pads. The display apparatus may include unit pixels, where each unit pixel includes multiple adjacent semiconductor light emitting devices. The semiconductor light emitting devices may be removably coupled to separate connection pads, and a semiconductor light emitting device may be interchangeably swapped from a connection pad.
US10204961B2 Photodetector substrate, photodetector having the same, and method of manufacturing thereof
The present application discloses a photodetector substrate comprising an array of a plurality of first electrodes; an array of a plurality of second electrodes, and an insulating block. The plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrode are alternately arranged along a first direction, the plurality of first electrodes are disposed spaced apart from the plurality of second electrodes on a same layer; and the insulating block spaces apart at least a pair of adjacent first electrode and second electrode.
US10204959B2 Semiconductor image sensing device and manufacturing method thereof
A semiconductor device includes a substrate including a front side, a back side opposite to the front side, and a high absorption structure disposed over the back side of the substrate and configured to absorb an electromagnetic radiation in a predetermined wavelength; and a dielectric layer including a high dielectric constant (high k) dielectric material, wherein the dielectric layer is disposed on the high absorption structure.
US10204957B2 Imaging device and imaging unit
An imaging device having a first surface on which light is incident and a second surface on an opposite side of the first surface, includes a photoelectric conversion section including semiconductors having a same conductivity type, in which an impurity concentration on the second surface side is higher than an impurity concentration on the first surface side.
US10204953B2 Time-of-flight image sensor and light source driver having simulated distance capability
An apparatus is described that includes an image sensor and a light source driver circuit having configuration register space to receive information pertaining to a command to simulate a distance between a light source and an object that is different than an actual distance between the light source and the object.
US10204952B2 Semiconductor device having recess filled with conductive material and method of manufacturing the same
A semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor chip comprising a first metallic structure and a second semiconductor chip comprising a second metallic structure. The second semiconductor chip is bonded with the first semiconductor chip by a conductive material filled in a through via. The through via connects the first metallic structure and the second metallic structure, wherein a portion of the through via is inside the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip.
US10204948B2 Solid-state imaging device, solid-state imaging device manufacturing method, electronic device, and lens array
A solid-state imaging device includes: multiple micro lenses, which are disposed in each of a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, focus the incident light into the light-receiving surface; with the multiple micro lenses of which the planar shape is a shape including a portion divided by a side extending in the first direction and a side extending in the second direction being disposed arrayed mutually adjacent to each of the first direction and the second direction; and with the multiple micro lenses being formed so that the depth of a groove between micro lenses arrayed in a third direction is deeper than the depth of a groove between micro lenses arrayed in the first direction, and also the curvature of the lens surface in the third direction is higher than the curvature of the lens surface in the first direction.
US10204944B2 Readout architecture for event-driven pixels
Methods and systems for reading out a pixel array are provided. An example system may include a plurality of pixels. The system may further include an interface circuit configured to provide an analog signal at a sense node. The analog signal may represent the activity of at least two pixels. The interface circuit may include a plurality of capacitors of which at least one capacitor is connected at one end to an output stage of a pixel and at another end to the sense node. The system may further include a readout circuit configured to convert the analog signal at the sense node to a digital signal.
US10204942B1 Method for manufacturing top-gated thin film transistors
A method for manufacturing the top-gated thin film transistors is disclosed and includes forming a first photoresist pattern with a first shielding portion and two second shielding portions, and etching a gate metal layer by adopting the first photoresist pattern as a mask. Thus, a size of the gate pattern coincides with a size of a channel region of a conductive channel, to increase a control force of a gate to the conductive channel, thereby improving performance of device.
US10204941B2 Method for manufacturing array substrate having source and drain transfer portions integrated with channel
The present application discloses an array substrate, a liquid crystal display panel and method of manufacturing the array substrate, the array substrate includes a substrate, a gate electrode, a gate insulating layer and an active layer formed in stack subsequently; the active layer includes a source transfer portion and a drain transfer portion isolated from the source transfer portion and a channel integrally connected to the source transfer portion and the drain transfer portion, the contact resistance between the source transfer portion, the drain transfer portion and the channel is reduced, the interface defects in the channel is reduced, so that the on-state current is increased, and the off-state current is reduced through the source transfer portion and the drain transfer portion of the thin film transistor of the liquid crystal display panel, that is the on/off ratio is raised to improve the performance of the array substrate.
US10204939B2 Display substrate, manufacturing method thereof and display device
A display substrate, a manufacturing method thereof and a display device are provided. The manufacturing method of the display substrate includes: forming a plurality of display substrate regions and a plurality of connection lines on a mother substrate, wherein each of the display substrate regions includes a plurality of peripheral wirings, and the plurality of peripheral wirings of each of the display substrate regions are electrically connected with each other through at least one of the plurality of connection lines; and cutting the mother substrate according to the plurality of display substrate regions to form a plurality of display substrates, wherein the plurality of peripheral wirings of each of the cut display substrates are disconnected from each other.
US10204938B2 Display panel, display apparatus, and method of repairing a signal line thereof
The present application discloses a display panel having a driver integrated circuit (IC) bonding area for bonding a plurality of signal lines with a driver IC. The display panel includes a signal line layer comprising the plurality of signal lines, first ends of which extending through the driver IC bonding area; a shorting bar layer comprising one or more shorting bar, a first end of each of the plurality of signal lines being electrically connected to only one of the one or more shorting bar; and a first repair line layer in the peripheral area comprising a first repair line crossing over and being insulated from the one or more shorting bar.
US10204931B2 Electrically conductive structure and manufacturing method thereof, array substrate, display device
The present disclosure provides an electrically conductive structure and a manufacturing method thereof, an array substrate, and a display device. The manufacturing method of the electrically conductive structure including: forming stacked layers of electrically conductive films on a substrate; performing patterning process to the layers of electrically conductive films to form an electrically conductive structure with a preset pattern, an edge of the electrically conductive structure being a step-shaped structure.
US10204930B2 Ultra high density thin film transistor substrate having low line resistance structure and method for manufacturing the same
A display device is described that has reduced resistance in one or more of the gate, common, data electrical lines that control the operation of the pixels of the display device. Reduced resistance is achieved by forming additional metal and/or metal-alloy layers on the gate, common, and/or data lines in such a manner so that the cross-sectional area of those lines is increased. As a consequence, each such line is formed so as to be thicker than could otherwise be achieving without causing defects in the rubbing process of an alignment layer. Additionally, no widening of these lines is needed, thus preserving the aspect ratio of the device. The gate insulating and semiconducting layers that in part make up the thin film transistors that help control the operation of the pixels of the device may also be designed to take into account the increased thickness of the lines.
US10204926B2 Display device and display panel
A display device that is resistant to erosion caused by moisture infiltration is provided. In the display device, a driver circuit unit includes a driver chip and a film pad on which the driver chip is mounted. A display panel of the display device includes a panel pad bonded to the film pad. The panel pad includes first conductive lines electrically connected to signal lines disposed in an active area of the display panel, second conductive lines in contact with the first conductive lines, third conductive lines in contact with the second conductive lines, and a conductive film connecting the third conductive lines to the film pad. A contact area between the first conductive lines and the second conductive lines overlaps at least a portion of an area of the conductive film.
US10204925B2 Semiconductor device and electronic device
To provide a novel semiconductor device or a semiconductor device capable of operating at high speed. The semiconductor device includes a plurality of circuits each having a function of storing data and a wiring EL. The plurality of circuits each include a first transistor, a second transistor, and a capacitor. One of a source and a drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to a gate of the second transistor and the capacitor. The first transistor includes an oxide semiconductor in a channel formation region. The wiring EL has a function of a back-gate of the first transistor. A potential for selecting the plurality of circuits is supplied to the wiring EL. Thus, data stored in the plurality of circuits is erased.
US10204924B2 Thin film transistor, manufacturing method thereof, display substrate and display device
A thin film transistor (TFT), a manufacturing method thereof, a display substrate and a display device are disclosed. The TFT includes: a gate electrode; a gate insulating layer disposed on the gate electrode; a first active layer disposed on the gate insulating layer; a second active layer disposed on the first active layer, having a length smaller than that of the second active layer; a source electrode disposed on the first active layer, being contacted with a first side of the second active layer; and a drain electrode disposed on the first active layer, being contacted with a second side of the second active layer. Embodiments of the present invention can increase an ON-state current and meanwhile reduce an OFF leakage current in the TFT.
US10204923B2 Thin-film-transistor (TFT) array panel with stress elimination layer and method of manufacturing the same
The present invention provides a thin-film-transistor (TFT) array panel and manufacturing method of the same. The TFT array panel comprises a flexible baseplate, a buffer layer, and a display-element layer. The buffer layer is disposed on the flexible baseplate, a stress-elimination portion is disposed on the buffer layer, the stress-elimination portion is used to eliminate a stress of the flexible baseplate; the display-element layer is disposed on the buffer layer. The present invention is able to decrease the stress of the flexible baseplate, to prevent too large of a stress of the flexible baseplate.
US10204921B2 Array substrate assembly and TFT display apparatus comprising the same
Embodiments of the present invention provide an array substrate assembly and a display apparatus including the array substrate assembly. The array substrate assembly includes a display region and a non-display region around the display region. A static electricity leading layer electrically insulated from the display region is disposed in the non-display region.
US10204919B2 Vertical memory device
A vertical memory device is provided as follows. A substrate has a cell array region and a connection region adjacent to the cell array region. A first gate stack includes gate electrode layers spaced apart from each other in a first direction perpendicular to the substrate. The gate electrode layers extends from the cell array region to the connection region in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to form a first stepped structure on the connection region. The first stepped structure includes a first gate electrode layer and a second gate electrode layer sequentially stacked. The second gate electrode layer includes a first region having the same length as a length of the first gate electrode layer and a second region having a shorter length than the length of the first gate electrode layer.
US10204916B2 Selective epitaxy growth for semiconductor devices with fin field-effect transistors (FinFET)
A method for forming a Fin field-effect transistor (FinFET) semiconductor structure includes performing an angled ion implantation process at a predetermined angle on a first sidewall of a fin to cause damage to the first sidewall of the fin. The damage caused to the first sidewall of the fin is removed.
US10204915B1 Method of forming dynamic random access memory (DRAM)
A method of forming a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) includes the following steps. A substrate includes a memory area and a logic area. A stacked structure is formed on the substrate of the memory area and a gate structure is formed on the substrate of the logic area. A first mask layer is formed on the stacked structure and the gate structure. A densification process is performed to densify the first mask layer. A second mask layer is formed on the first mask layer. A part of the second mask layer and a part of the first mask layer are removed to form a first spacer on sidewalls of the gate structure.
US10204913B2 Method for forming buried bit line, semiconductor device having the same, and fabricating method thereof
A method for fabricating a semiconductor device includes: etching a semiconductor substrate and forming a plurality of bodies separated from one another by a plurality of trenches; forming a protective layer with open parts to expose both sidewalls of each of the bodies; forming buried bit lines in the bodies by silicidizing exposed portions of the bodies through the open parts; and forming a dielectric layer to gap-fill the trenches and define air gaps between adjacent buried bit lines.
US10204911B2 Method for fabricating capacitor
A method for fabricating a capacitor includes providing a substrate and a first etching stop layer on the substrate; forming a plurality of first spacers on the first etching stop layer; forming an organic layer and a second etching stop layer sequentially on the first spacers, the organic layer covering the first spacers; forming a plurality of second spacers on the second etching stop layer, each second spacer crossing the first spacers; transferring a pattern of the second spacers to the organic layer to form an organic pattern; performing an etching process using the organic pattern and the first spacers as a mask to form an etching stop pattern and remove the second etching stop layer; transferring the etching stop pattern to the substrate to form a plurality of through holes.
US10204909B2 Non-uniform gate oxide thickness for DRAM device
Provided herein are approaches for forming a gate oxide layer for a DRAM device, the method including providing a finned substrate having a recess formed therein, and performing an ion implant into a sidewall surface of the recess to form a gate oxide layer having a non-uniform thickness, wherein a thickness of the gate oxide layer at a top section of the sidewall surface is greater than a thickness of the gate oxide layer at a bottom section of the sidewall surface. In some approaches, the ion implant is provided as a series of ion implants at multiple different implant angles, varied along with an ion implantation energy and/or an ion dose to increase the thickness of the gate oxide of the top section of the sidewall surface. In some approaches, the finned substrate is also exposed to a plasma, either during or after, the ion implantation.
US10204904B2 Methods, apparatus and system for vertical finFET device with reduced parasitic capacitance
A method, apparatus and system are disclosed herein for a finFET device having an air gap spacer and/or a tapered bottom dielectric spacer for reducing parasitic capacitance. A first source/drain (S/D) region is formed on a substrate. A set of fin structures are formed above the first S/D region. A gate region is formed above the first S/D region and adjacent at least a portion of the fin structures. A space for an air gap is formed above the gate region. A top epitaxial (EPI) feature is formed extending over the space for the air gap, thereby forming an air gap spacer between the top epitaxial feature and the gate region.
US10204900B2 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes a first circuit configured to generate a current corresponding to the input signal, a second circuit configured to generate a voltage corresponding to the current generated by the first circuit, a constant current source, a transistor that includes a drain terminal receiving a current from the constant current source and a gate terminal to which the voltage corresponding to the current generated by the first circuit is applied, and an amplification circuit configured to amplify a difference voltage between a drain voltage of the transistor and a reference voltage and output the amplified difference voltage as an output signal corresponding to the input signal.
US10204892B2 Semiconductor package
A semiconductor package may be composed of a variety of different types of semiconductor chips of different sizes and support structures stacked within the semiconductor package. Semiconductor chips having a larger chip size may be stacked above smaller semiconductor chips. Smaller chips may be included in a layer of the semiconductor package along with a support structure which may assist supporting upper semiconductor chips, such as during a wire bonding process connecting bonding wires to chip pads of the semiconductor chips above the support structure. Use of different thicknesses of die attach film may allow for a further reduction in height of the semiconductor package. When implemented as a package housing a memory controller, DRAM semiconductor chips and non-volatile memory chips, locating the memory controller in a lower layer of the semiconductor package facilitates usage of the package substrate as a redistribution layer to provide communications between the memory controller and the DRAM and non-volatile memory chips.