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US10506625B2 Method for transmitting and receiving scheduling request between terminal and base station in wireless communication system and device for supporting same
Disclosed are a method for transmitting and receiving a scheduling request between a terminal and a base station in a wireless communication system, and a device for supporting same.
US10506622B1 Traffic coexistence for collocated transceivers including bluetooth transceivers
Systems, methods, and devices enable coexistence of traffic for collocated transceivers. Methods may include generating, using a processing device, a medium access schedule for at least a first transceiver based on a transmission parameter of a second transceiver, the second transceiver being collocated with the first transceiver and sharing a transmission medium with the first transceiver, and the medium access schedule comprising a QuietIE schedule. Methods may also include identifying a plurality of wireless devices communicatively coupled to the first transceiver. Methods may further include transmitting the QuietIE schedule to the plurality of wireless devices, the QuietIE schedule identifying a plurality of quiet periods and a plurality of available periods to the plurality of wireless devices.
US10506543B1 Low power periodic and triggered location of a mobile device using early data transmission
Techniques are discussed herein for supporting periodic or triggered location of a user equipment (UE) using Early Data Transmission (EDT). A location server (LS), such as a 5G LMF, sends a request to a UE for periodic or triggered location and includes a request and/or criteria for using EDT. After confirming the request, the UE monitors for periodic or triggering events and, for each detected event, sends an event report to the LS which may include location information. In embodiments, the UE establishes a signaling connection with a RAN node but not with a core network to send the event report using EDT. The RAN node may then release the signaling connection, either immediately or after the LS returns a single response to the UE.
US10506034B2 Communication control apparatus, communication control method and communication control program
A communication control apparatus connected to two terminals and to a relay apparatus that relays P2P communication performed between the two terminals, including: storage means configured to store authority information including a communication method of the P2P communication permitted for each of the two terminals; reception means configured to receive a signaling signal mutually transmitted between the two terminals; and control means configured to control the communication method of the P2P communication based on the authority information when receiving the signaling signal.
US10505775B2 Physical layer protocol data unit transmission method and apparatus
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a physical layer protocol data unit PPDU transmission method and a corresponding PPDU transmission apparatus. Application of the method and apparatus in the embodiments of the present disclosure enables a receive end to quickly determine the starting position of the feature signal sequence by means of blind detection, and ensures that the receive end quickly completes data processing and status switching.
US10505745B2 Operating system supporting cost aware applications
A mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operation over a metered network. A current basis for computing usage charges over one or more networks may be made available to the cost-aware application components through an application programming interface supported by an operating system service. That service may receive a policy for charging for data usage over a network and may also obtain information defining data usage for the mobile computing device. Based on this information, the service may determine a current basis for charging for data usage. With this information, the application component can determine a manner for executing network operations that involve data transmission over the network, such as deferring the operation or selecting an alternative network.
US10505681B2 Method and system for high-throughput and low-power communication links in a distributed transceiver network
A device comprises a plurality of distributed transceivers, a plurality of distributed beamformers, a baseband processor, and a network management engine. The distributed transceivers perform beamforming in a radio frequency band. The distributed beamformers, however, performs beamforming in an intermediate frequency band. Each of the distributed transceivers is coupled to a corresponding one of the distributed beamformers. Each transceiver-beamformer pair is coupled to the baseband processor utilizing a same communication medium such as a cable. For transmission, a data stream generated at baseband is converted to intermediate frequencies. With a low-power transmission, the distributed beamformers transmit the data stream wirelessly in the intermediate frequencies to a receiving device. With a normal-power transmission, the distributed transceivers transmit the data stream to the receiving device in the radio frequency band. The transceivers and the beamformers are turned OFF whenever not being used. A high-throughput communication link may be established through resource sharing.
US10505511B1 High resolution attenuator or phase shifter with weighted bits
Digital step attenuator (DSA) and digital phase shifter (DPS) multi-stage circuit architectures that provide for high resolution. Embodiments use a dithering approach to weight bit positions to provide a much finer resolution than the lowest-valued individual stage. Bit position weights for stages are determined so as to enable selection of combinations of n bit positions that provide a desired total attenuation or phase shift range while allowing utilization of the large number of states (2n) available to produce fractional intermediate steps of attenuation or phase shift. The fractional intermediate steps have a resolution finer than the lowest-valued stage. Bit position weights may be determined using a weighting function, including weightings determined from a linear series, a geometric series, a harmonic series, or alternating variants of such series. In some embodiments, at least one bit position has a fixed value that is not determined by the bit position weighting function.
US10504818B2 Thermally enhanced semiconductor package and process for making the same
The present disclosure relates to a thermally enhanced semiconductor package, which includes a module substrate, a thinned flip chip die over the module substrate, a mold compound component, a thermally conductive film, and a thermally enhanced mold compound component. The mold compound component resides over the module substrate, surrounds the thinned flip chip die, and extends above an upper surface of the thinned flip chip die to form a cavity over the upper surface of the thinned flip chip die. The thermally conductive film resides over at least the upper surface of the thinned flip chip at the bottom of the cavity. The thermally enhanced mold compound component resides over at least a portion of the thermally conductive film to fill the cavity.
US10504815B2 Integrated fan-out packages with embedded heat dissipation structure
A semiconductor structure includes a die embedded in a molding material, the die having die connectors on a first side; a first redistribution structure at the first side of the die, the first redistribution structure being electrically coupled to the die through the die connectors; a second redistribution structure at a second side of the die opposing the first side; and a thermally conductive material in the second redistribution structure, the die being interposed between the thermally conductive material and the first redistribution structure, the thermally conductive material extending through the second redistribution structure, and the thermally conductive material being electrically isolated.
US10504768B1 Contact structures to deep trench isolation structures and method of nanufacturing the same
The present disclosure relates to semiconductor structures and, more particularly, to contact structures to deep trench isolation structures and methods of manufacture. The structure includes: a deep trench structure lined with insulator material on sidewalls thereof; conductive material filling the deep trench structure; a local oxide extending above the trench on exposed portions of the insulator material; an interlevel dielectric material on the local oxide and the conductive material filling the deep trench structure; and a contact in the interlevel dielectric material, extending to the conductive material and on a side of the local oxide.
US10504750B2 Semiconductor package with reduced parasitic coupling effects and process for making the same
The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor package with reduced parasitic coupling effects, and a process for making the same. The disclosed semiconductor package includes a thinned flip-chip die and a first mold compound component with a dielectric constant no more than 7. The thinned flip-chip die includes a back-end-of-line (BEOL) layer with an upper surface that includes a first surface portion and a second surface portion surrounding the first surface portion, a device layer over the upper surface of the BEOL layer, and a buried oxide (BOX) layer over the device layer. The BEOL layer includes a first passive device and a second passive device, which are underlying the first surface portion and not underlying the second surface portion. Herein, the first mold compound component extends through the BOX layer and the device layer to the first surface portion.
US10504740B2 Method of removing silicon oxide film
Provided is a method of removing a silicon oxide film of a workpiece having an insulating film and the silicon oxide film exposed at a bottom portion of an opening formed in the insulating film, including: forming a protective film containing carbon on a surface of the workpiece, wherein the protective film has a first region extending along a side wall surface of the insulating film that defines the opening and a second region extending on the silicon oxide film: removing the second region of the protective film and the silicon oxide film by sputter etching with ions from plasma of a first inert gas; and removing a residue of the silicon oxide film by chemical etching. The step of forming the protective film includes executing a plurality of cycles.
US10503924B1 Apparatus and method for automated privacy protection in distributed images
A method executed by a computer includes receiving an image from a client device. A facial recognition technique is executed against an individual face within the image to obtain a recognized face. Privacy rules are applied to the image, where the privacy rules are associated with privacy settings for a user associated with the recognized face. A privacy protected version of the image is distributed, where the privacy protected version of the image has an altered image feature.
US10503378B2 Methods and apparatus for user-customizable application software
An application's users are divided into two groups: administrative users and end-users. Each type of region, produced on an application's screen, is assigned a class. Each actual occurrence, of a region type, is called an instance. An end-user invokes a user-added feature by indicating a screen location and inputting a unique signal. The classes, of the screen-region instances present at the indicated location, determine whether one or more rules are activated. The rules are written by an administrative user. If activated, a rule produces a URL in accordance with an administrative-user-defined template. A value stored in the instances present, at the location indicated when the unique signal occurred, are accessed in a template by including the name of the value as a parameter. Each parameter is substituted by the text-equivalent of its current value. The URL produced can be used to provide the information desired by the end-user.
US10503285B1 Retractable touchpad button bumper
An information handling system may include a retractable touchpad button bumper assembly, including touchpad buttons configured to move between first and second touchpad button positions dependent on whether a lid portion of the information handling system is open or closed with respect to a base portion to which it is rotationally coupled. When the lid is opened, the touchpad buttons may be lowered into their first touchpad button positions, where the touchpad buttons lie in a recess in the base portion and operate as input devices for a touchpad. When the lid is closed, the touchpad buttons may be raised up to their second touchpad button positions, which are higher than their first positions relative to the base portion, and may serve as a bumpers between the base portion and the lid portion. The assembly may receive a signal indicating the lid state from a proximity sensor circuit.
US10503223B2 Method for controlling operation of electronic device and electronic device using the same
Provided are an electronic device and a method for controlling an operation of the electronic device. The method may include sensing a temperature of at least one component forming a portion of the electronic device and generating a first signal based on the sensed temperature; sensing at least one of a movement of the electronic device, an approach state of an object to the electronic device, and a contact state of the object with the electronic device and generating a second signal based on at least one of the movement of the electronic device, the approach state of the object, and the contact state of the object; and controlling an operation of the at least one component based on at least one of the first signal and the second signal.
US10501678B2 Drilling fluid for downhole electrocrushing drilling
The disclosure relates to an electrocrushing drilling fluid with an electrocrushing drilling base fluid including a polar oil, a non-polar oil, or a combination thereof and glycerine carbonate. The electrocrushing drilling fluid or base fluid may further include water or glycerin. The electrocrushing drilling fluid may further contain at least one additive. The electrocrushing drilling fluid may have a dielectric constant or dielectric strength of at least a set amount, an electric conductivity less than a set amount, or a combination of these properties. The disclosure further relates to an electrocrushing drilling system containing the electrocrushing drilling fluid and an electrocrushing drill bit.
US10501580B2 Polyimide precursor composition, photosensitive resin composition, cured film, method for producing cured film, a semiconductor device, and method for producing polyimide precursor composition
A photosensitive resin composition using a polyimide precursor composition, a cured film, a method for producing a cured film, a semiconductor device, and a method for producing a polyimide precursor composition are provided. In the polyimide precursor composition, the molar ratio of repeating units represented by General Formula (1-2) among structural isomers of the polyimide precursor is 60% to 90% by mole. In General Formula (1-2), A1 and A2 each independently represents an oxygen atom or NH, R111 and R112 each independently represents a single bond or a divalent organic group, and R113 and R114 each independently represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic group.
US10499780B2 Cleaner
A cleaner includes: a suction motor that generates suction force; a dust separation unit that separates dust from air sucked by the suction force; a motor housing that covers the suction motor; a flow guide that surrounds an outer side of the motor housing and guides air discharged from the dust separation unit to the suction motor; and a body that forms an external appearance by surrounding the flow guide and guides air discharged from the suction motor together with the flow guide.
US10506597B2 Resource scheduling method, apparatus, and device
Embodiments provide a resource scheduling method, which can support reduction of transmission resource overheads in resource scheduling. The method is applied to a wireless local area network, where a next generation protocol followed by the wireless local area network predefines locations of resource units possibly allocated from a to-be-assigned frequency domain resource. The method includes: generating, by a sending end, resource scheduling information, where the resource scheduling information includes a bit sequence to indicate an actual allocation of a resource unit(s) from the to-be-assigned frequency domain resource, and at least some bits in the bit sequence are to indicate whether one or more of said resource unit locations possibly allocated for the to-be-assigned frequency domain resource is\are the actually allocated resource unit(s).
US10506280B1 Systems and methods for automatically generating scoring scenarios with video of event
Methods and systems are disclosed herein for automatically indicating, during display of video of an event, actions in event that could satisfy side-game scoring scenarios. This may be accomplished by a media application that generates a live video of an event and retrieves data relating to a current status of a side-game in which a user is participating. The media application determines that a next play of the event could affect an outcome of the side-game and, in response, determines a particular action within the event that could affect the outcome of the side-game. The media application generates for display, within the video, an overlay on top of a playing space of the event, the overlay indicating where the particular action would need to occur to affect the outcome of the side-game.
US10505749B1 Integrating functionality in a line powered device of a facility
Integrating functionality in a line powered device of a facility is described herein. One method includes integrating, in a line powered device of a facility that has a first functionality, a second functionality, obtaining, by the line powered device, information associated with the facility using the second functionality, and sending, by the line powered device, the information associated with the facility obtained using the second functionality to a computing device.
US10505699B2 Method and device for transmitting and receiving data by using multiple carriers in mobile communication system
To solve the above-mentioned problem, the method for transmitting and receiving a signal by user equipment (UE) through one or more cells, according to one embodiment of the present specification, comprises the steps of: receiving, from a base station, a first message indicating whether one or more cells usable by the UE are enabled; determining which cells to enable or disable on the basis of the first message; and enabling or disabling the selected cells. According to the embodiment of the present specification, by aggregating carriers amongst different base stations, a possibility for the UE to transmit and receive high-speed data through carrier aggregation can increase.
US10505602B1 Methods and systems for spectrum aggregation in wireless communication
A method for wireless communication includes multiplexing transmit data into at least a first component carrier data and a second component carrier data. The method further includes digitally pre-coding at least the first and second component carrier data for digital beamforming. The method also includes converting, by digital to analog conversion, the digitally pre-coded first and second component carrier data to first and second analog signals. The method also includes processing the second analog signals to generate analog beamformed millimeter wave band signals and transmitting the millimeter wave band signals. The method also includes processing the first analog signals to generate sub-7 GHz band signals and transmitting the sub-7 GHz band signals, wherein the sub-7 GHz band signals are transmitted with digital beamforming and without analog beamforming, and wherein the millimeter wave band signals are transmitted with both digital and analog beamforming.
US10505571B1 Estimation of interference suppression filters using selective signal switching
A transceiver includes a transmission chain, a reception chain, an interference suppression module and a processor. The transmission chain transmits a downstream signal to a communication network. The reception chain receives an upstream signal including (i) upstream transmissions originating by client devices, and (ii) an interference signal created by leakage and reflections of the downstream signal. The reception chain includes a configurable switch for connecting or disconnecting the upstream signal. The interference suppression module applies to the downstream signal a filter response function for generating an interference suppression signal to be subtracted from the upstream signal at a selected suppression point. The processor estimates the filter response function by monitoring the upstream signal while toggling the switch to connect and disconnect the upstream signal, and, sets the switch to connect the upstream signal and configures the interference suppression module to apply the filter response function to the downstream signal.
US10505214B2 Fuel cell stack
A fuel cell stack (100) includes a first power generation element, a first supporting substrate (5a), a second power generation element, a second supporting substrate (5b) and a communicating member (3). The first supporting substrate (5a) includes a first substrate main portion, a first dense layer, and a first gas flow passage. The first dense layer covers the first substrate main portion. The first gas flow passage extends from a proximal end portion (501a) to a distal end portion (502a). The second supporting substrate (5b) includes a second substrate main portion, a second dense layer, and a second gas flow passage. The second dense layer covers the second substrate main portion. The second gas flow passage extends from a proximal end portion (501b) to a distal end portion (501b). The communicating member (3) extends between the distal end portion (502a) of the first supporting substrate (5a) and the distal end portion (502b) of the second supporting substrate (5b) and communicates between the first gas flow passage and the second gas flow passage.
US10505112B1 CMOS compatible non-filamentary resistive memory stack
CMOS-compatible non-filamentary RRAM devices and techniques for formation thereof are provided. In one aspect, a method of forming a non-filamentary RRAM device includes: depositing a base oxide layer (e.g., hafnium oxide) on a bottom electrode; depositing a cap layer (e.g., amorphous silicon) on the base oxide layer; and depositing a top electrode on the cap layer, wherein the cap layer and the top electrode are deposited in-situ without any air exposure in between such that there is an absence of oxide at an interface between the cap layer and the top electrode. A low resistivity layer can optionally be deposited on the top electrode. An RRAM device and a computing device having a crossbar array of the present RRAM cells are also provided.
US10504944B2 Thin film transistor and display substrate, fabrication method thereof, and display device
A method for fabricating a thin film transistor includes providing a substrate (100); forming a semiconductor layer (105) over the substrate (100); forming a source-drain metal layer (106) over the semiconductor layer (105); applying one patterning process to the semiconductor layer (105) and the source-drain metal layer (106) to form an active layer (1), a source electrode (2), and a drain electrode (3); forming a gate insulating layer (101) and an interlayer insulating layer (102) that cover the active layer (1), the source electrode (2), and the drain electrode (3); applying a patterning process to the interlayer insulating layer (102) to form a first window (10) in the interlayer insulating layer (102) to expose a portion of the gate insulating layer (101); and forming a gate electrode (4) in the first window (10). An orthogonal projection of the gate electrode (4) on the substrate (100) is in an orthogonal projection of the active layer (1) on the substrate (100).
US10504852B1 Three-dimensional integrated circuit structures
Three-dimensional integrated circuit (3DIC) structures are disclosed. A 3DIC structure includes a first die and a second die bonded to the first die. The first die includes a first integrated circuit region and a first seal ring region around the first integrated circuit region, and has a first alignment mark within the first integrated circuit region. The second die includes a second integrated circuit region and a second seal ring region around the second integrated circuit region, and has a second alignment mark within the second seal ring region and corresponding to the first alignment mark.
US10504794B1 Self-aligned silicide/germanide formation to reduce external resistance in a vertical field-effect transistor
A method for manufacturing a vertical transistor device includes respectively forming a first and second plurality of fins in first and second device regions on a substrate. A plurality of bottom source/drain regions are formed adjacent lower portions of each of the fins, and a sacrificial layer is formed in the first device region on a first bottom source/drain region of the plurality of bottom source/drain regions. In the method, gate structures are formed on the bottom source/drain regions and sacrificial layer, and portions of the gate structures are removed to expose the sacrificial layer in the first device region and a second bottom source/drain region of the plurality of bottom source/drain regions in the second device region. The method further includes depositing a germanium oxide layer on the exposed sacrificial layer and second bottom source/drain region, and converting the germanium oxide layer to a plurality of silicide/germanide layers.
US10504541B1 Desired signal spotting in noisy, flawed environments
There are disclosed devices, system and methods for desired signal spotting in noisy, flawed environments by identifying a signal to be spotted, identifying a target confidence level, and then passing a pool of cabined arrays through a comparator to detect the identified signal, wherein the cabined arrays are derived from respective distinct environments. The arrays may include plural converted samples, each converted sample include a product of a conversion of a respective original sample, the conversion including filtering noise and transforming the original sample from a first form to a second form. Detecting may include measuring a confidence of the presence of the identified signal in each of plural converted samples using correlation of the identified signal to bodies of known matching samples. If the confidence for a given converted sample satisfies the target confidence level, the given sample is flagged.
US10504469B2 Shift-buffer circuit, gate driving circuit, display panel and driving method
A shift-buffer circuit, a gate driving circuit, a display panel, a display device, and a driving method. The shift-buffer circuit includes: a shift register and a plurality of buffers connected with the shift register. The shift register includes a shift output terminal; the shift register is configured to output a shift output signal from the shift output terminal, in response to a shift clock signal; each of the buffers includes a buffer input terminal and a buffer output terminal, the buffer input terminal being connected with the shift output terminal; each of the buffers is configured to output a buffer output signal from the buffer output terminal, in response to a buffer clock signal.
US10504337B2 Casino card handling system with game play feed
A card game monitor manages play of a game with a video feed of casino table game play. A dealer deals a game using a card-handling device that randomizes and dispenses cards, which may be grouped into sets of hands by the card-handling device. A card recognition system recognizes card information including rank and suit of each card dispensed by the card-handling device while each card is under control of the card-handling device. A camera captures a video feed of casino table game play, which is transmitted to a computing device operated by a player. A control system receives the card information from the card recognition device and manages control of the game using hand information associated with players. Player action elections from the computing device are displayed to a dealer. The player provides a player action through the computing device, which is used to facilitate play of the casino table game.
US10503864B1 Using unused wires on very-large-scale integration chips for power supply decoupling
Using unused wires on VLSI chips for power supply decoupling including generating a VLSI chip design by: identifying floating wires in a VLSI chip; placing a via at each intersection between each floating wire and a power rail; determining a number of design rule violations for each via at each intersection; resolving the design rule violations for each via not on a major power rail; resolving the design rule violations for each via on a major power rail after resolving the design rule violations for each via not on a major power rail; after resolving the design rule violations for each via on a major power rail, identifying floating wires without a via; and for each floating wire without a via, identify an intersection with a least number of design rule violations and resolve the number of design rule violations by removing adjacent vias on adjacent wires.
US10503646B2 Decoupling trace data streams using cache coherence protocol data
Decoupling trace data streams using cache coherence protocol (CCP) data. One or more trace data streams include cache activity trace data and CCP trace data relating to executing a plurality of threads. The cache activity trace data includes inter-thread data dependencies comprising dependent cache activity trace entries, which each record a corresponding memory access by a corresponding thread in reliance on traced CCP dependence between threads. The inter-thread data dependencies are removed to create independent cache activity trace data for each of the plurality of threads that enables each thread to be replayed independently. The removal includes, for each dependent cache activity trace entry (i) identifying a corresponding value of the corresponding memory access by the corresponding thread based on the traced CCP dependence between threads, and (ii) recording the corresponding value of the corresponding memory access on behalf of the corresponding thread.
US10503622B2 Reducing storage requirements for storing memory addresses and values
Recording a memory address includes identifying a first subset of high bits of the memory address, determining that a first value of the first subset equals a second value of a group of high bits already recorded, recording a second subset of low bits of the memory address while refraining from recording the first subset, and setting one or more flag bits to indicate that only the second subset were recorded. Also, recording a memory value includes identifying a plurality of groups of consecutive bits of the memory value, determining that a first group contains bits having a defined pattern and that a second group contains bits lacking the defined pattern, recording the second group while refraining from recording at least a portion of the first group, and setting one or more flag bits to indicate that the first group was not recorded.
US10503284B1 Retractable pen
A retractable pen adapted for being accommodated in a portable electronic device is provided. The retractable pen includes a housing, a shaft fixed in the housing and having a first ratcheting structure, a cap having a second ratcheting structure movably engaged with the first ratcheting structure, a driving member rotatably sheathing the shaft and having a third ratcheting structure, and an elastic member sheathing the shaft and leaning against the shaft and the driving member. The elastic member constantly drives the driving member toward the first ratcheting structure or the second ratcheting structure. In a first state, the third ratcheting structure leans against the first ratcheting structure. In a second state, the third ratcheting structure is movably engaged with the second ratcheting structure and leans against the first ratcheting structure so as to push the cap away from the housing.
US10502946B2 Illumination systems and devices for Fourier Ptychographic imaging
A system for forming an image (110) of a substantially translucent specimen (102) has an illuminator (108) configured to variably illuminate the specimen from a plurality of angles of illumination such that (a) when each angle (495) at a given point on the specimen is mapped to a point (445) on a plane (420) perpendicular to an optical axis (490), the points on the plane have an increasing density (e.g. FIGS. 4, 11C, 11E, 12C, 12E, 13A, 14A, 14C, 14E, 15A, 15C, 15E) towards an axial position on the plane; or (b) the illumination angles are arranged with a substantially regular pattern in a polar coordinate system (FIG. 13A,13B) defined by a radial coordinate that depends on the magnitude of the distance from an optical axis and an angular coordinate corresponding to the orientation of the angle relative to the optical axis. A detector is configured to acquire a plurality of variably illuminated, relatively lower-resolution intensity images (104) of the specimen based on light emitted from the illuminator according to variable illumination and filtered by an optical element (109). A processor is arranged to computationally reconstruct a relatively higher-resolution image of the specimen by iteratively updating overlapping regions (1005) of the relatively higher-resolution image in Fourier space (FIG. 10B) with the variably-illuminated, lower-resolution intensity images.
US10502699B2 X-ray apparatus and structure production method
An X-ray apparatus includes: a mounting unit upon which an object to be measured is mounted; an X-ray generation unit that irradiates X-rays, from above the mounting unit or from below the mounting unit, to the object to be measured upon the mounting unit; an X-ray detector that acquires a transmission image of the object to be measured being irradiated by the X-rays; a first movement unit that moves at least one of the mounting unit, the X-ray generation unit, and the X-ray detector along a direction of irradiation of the X-rays; a position detection unit that detects a relative position of the mounting unit, the X-ray generation unit, and the X-ray detector; and a calculation unit that calculates a magnification of a transmission image of the object to be measured acquired by the X-ray detector, in a state in which deflection of the mounting unit has occurred while the object to be measured is mounted upon the mounting unit.
US10502404B1 Junction box-driver assembly for direct mount luminaires
A junction box-driver assembly includes a housing that is configured to route electrical wiring to a luminaire therethrough and house a driver module therein. The housing includes a back plate that defines a junction box cavity and a driver cavity that is disposed adjacent to and in fluid communication with the junction box cavity. Further, the housing includes a junction box cover that is coupled to the back plate and configured to cover the junction box cavity that is configured to route the electrical wiring therethrough and/or enclose wire connections therein. Furthermore, the housing includes a driver cavity cover that is removably coupled to the back plate to cover the driver cavity that is configured to house the driver module therein. The junction-box driver assembly further includes a mounting strut that is removably coupled to the housing and configured to releasably lock the junction box-driver assembly to a mounting frame.
US10502307B2 Casing structure of vehicular power transmitting device
A casing structure of a vehicular power transmitting device, includes: a casing; a breather plug; and a stationary removal preventive member, wherein the breather plug includes an attaching portion and a body portion, the body portion of the breather plug including an abutting section which abuts on the removal preventive member when the attaching portion of the breather plug is moved relative to the communication hole in a direction toward the outside atmosphere. The removal preventive member is positioned relative to the communication hole such that the attaching portion of the breather plug is located to keep the breather plug in communication with the communication hole when the abutting section of the body portion comes into abutting contact with the removal preventive member.
US10502040B1 Upconverting nanoparticles as tracers for production and well monitoring
A method of fracturing multiple productive zones of a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore is disclosed. The method comprises injecting a fracturing fluid into each of the multiple production zones at a pressure sufficient to enlarge or create fractures in the multiple productive zones, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises an upconverting nanoparticle that has a host material, a dopant, and a surface modification such that the upconverting nanoparticle is soluble or dispersible in water, a hydrocarbon oil, or a combination thereof; recovering a fluid from one or more of the multiple production zones; detecting the upconverting nanoparticle in the recovered fluid by exposing the recovered fluid to an excitation radiation having a monochromatic wavelength; and identifying the zone that produces the recovered fluid or monitoring an amount of water or oil in the produced fluid by measuring an optical property of the upconverting nanoparticle in the recovered fluid.
US10501870B2 Method for preparing regenerated cellulose fibers having anti-bacteria, anti-mite and anti-mould functions and the use thereof
The present invention provides a method for preparing regenerated cellulose fibers having anti-bacteria, anti-mite and anti-mould functions from a fennel extract, a Litsea cubeba extract, and a thyme essential oil. The present invention also relates to the use of the regenerated cellulose fiber prepared by the above method in the field of anti-bacteria, anti-mite and mildew-resistant fabrics. The invention solves the technical defect that regenerated cellulose fibers have a single function and has poor anti-mite and anti-mould effects in the prior art.
US10500878B2 Adhesive tape cartridge, adhesive tape roll, production method for adhesive tape roll, and printer having cartridge
The disclosure discloses an adhesive tape cartridge including an adhesive tape roll. The adhesive tape roll winds an adhesive tape around a predetermined axis in a housing. The adhesive tape includes a base layer and a particle-comprising adhesive layer. The particle-comprising adhesive layer is disposed on one side of the base layer in a thickness direction and comprises an adhesive comprising large diameter particles and small diameter particles. An average particle diameter of the large diameter particles is 30 μm to 200 μm. An average particle diameter of the small diameter particles is 0.2 μm to 20 μm.
US10500819B2 Interlayer film for laminated glass, and laminated glass
There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass with which the production efficiency of laminated glass can be heightened. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention is an interlayer film for laminated glass having a one-layer structure or a two or more-layer structure and includes a first layer containing a thermoplastic resin, the softening point of the first layer is 60° C. or more, the interlayer film has an MD direction and a TD direction, and with regard to thermal shrinkage ratios obtained when the first inside portion, the second inside portion and the central portion are heated for 20 minutes at 140° C. respectively, all of the thermal shrinkage ratio MD1MAX, the thermal shrinkage ratio MD2MAX and the thermal shrinkage ratio MD3MAX are 45% or less.
US10499786B1 Household appliance including a mountable wireless communication module
A household appliance that includes a selectively mountable wireless communication module. The selectively mountable wireless communication module can be selectively mounted in a toe kick area of the household appliance. The household appliance can be, but is not limited to, a dishwasher, an oven, a refrigerator, a freezer, a microwave, a washing machine, a dryer, or a combo washer-dryer.
US10506710B1 Electrically conducting assemblies
The present invention pertains to a process for the manufacture of a multilayer assembly comprising applying at least one patterned substrate onto at least one surface of at least one non-patterned substrate.The present invention also pertains to the multilayer assembly obtainable by said process and to uses of said multilayer assembly in various applications.
US10506646B2 Generating sequenced instructions for connecting through captive portals
Embodiments produce a set of instructions for connecting to a network through a network access point based on data crowdsourced from mobile computing devices. The crowdsourced data describes interactions between the mobile computing devices and the network access point when establishing a connection to the network. A cloud service analyzes the crowdsourced data to identify a set of instructions for association with the network access point. The mobile computing devices replay the set of instructions when subsequently attempting to connect to the network access point.
US10506570B2 EPDCCH search space design
Techniques for supporting both localized and frequency-distributed control channel messages in the same enhanced control channel region are disclosed. An example method begins with receiving (2010) a downlink signal comprising an enhanced control region consisting of at least two sets of physical resource block (PRB) pairs. The method continues with the forming (2020) of one or more distributed enhanced control-channel elements (eCCEs) from a first set of PRB pairs by aggregating physical layer building blocks from multiple PRB pairs to form each distributed eCCE. One or more localized eCCEs are formed (2030) from a second set of PRB pairs by aggregating physical layer building blocks such that each of the localized eCCEs is formed from physical layer building blocks from within a single PRB pair of the second set. Control channel message candidates are formed (2050) from the distributed eCCEs and localized eCCEs, respectively, and decoded (2060).
US10506424B2 Method for reporting capability information and dual mode user equipment adapted thereto
A system and a method that reports capability information regarding a dual mode User Equipment (UE) are provided. The UE supports Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD). The UE capability transmitting method includes receiving a message requesting UE capability information from an evolved Node B (eNB), generating first capability information and second capability information according to the UE capability information requesting message, and transmitting UE capability information including the first and second capability information to the eNB. The first capability information comprises FDD capability information applicable to an FDD mode or TDD capability information applicable to a TDD mode. The second capability information comprises capability information applicable to both the FDD mode and the TDD mode. The system and method can allow a dual mode UE to efficiently report its capability information.
US10506397B2 Wireless apparatus
A wireless apparatus mountable to a vehicle includes a transmission function unit, a detector, an acquirer, and a controller. The detector detects a startup of the vehicle. The acquirer acquires start position information of the vehicle at a start timing at which the detector detects the startup of the vehicle. The controller examines whether a start position indicated by the start position information is within a designated region, and determines whether to activate the transmission function unit based on the examination result. Alternatively, the detector detects an operation end of the vehicle, and a startup subsequent to the operation end. The acquirer acquires position information of the vehicle at timings of detecting the operation end and the startup of the vehicle. The controller discriminates whether the distance between the positions indicated by the two pieces of the position information is greater than a threshold, and determines whether to activate the transmission function unit based on the discrimination result.
US10506388B1 Efficient short message compression
A method for compressing a short message includes receiving a short message that includes a plurality of text strings for compression, dividing the short message into one or more sub-blocks, where a number of text strings in each of the one or more sub-blocks is less than or equal to a predetermined number. The method also includes compressing each of the one or more sub-blocks by identifying a type of a first text string, identifying a code representing the type, determining whether the first text string exists in a library, upon determining that the first text string exists in the library, determining an index corresponding to the first text string, extracting a predetermined number of least significant digits of the index, and replacing the first text string in that sub-block with the code and the extracted predetermined number of least significant digits of the index.
US10506315B1 Accoustically and visually optimized projection screen
An acoustical screen that can be utilized in a variety of applications including as part of a projection screen to cover and hide the presence of an audio speaker. The acoustical screen is formed using multiple hole sizes, e.g., three or more hole diameters or outer dimensions if not round. These differently-sized holes are placed in pseudo-random positions so that there is no perceivable repeating pattern of hole placement in the acoustical screen. By avoiding an ordered grid of holes of a single diameter as in prior speaker grills, the new acoustical screen disguises the visible reflection pattern through non-uniformity. It also provides an improved acoustic transmission surface that allows sound with a greater variety of wavelengths to pass while reflecting a less pronounced echo. The acoustical screen will be in demand for use in entertainment venues using projection systems with speakers positioned behind a front projected screen.
US10506261B2 Inheritance in sample array multitree subdivision
A better compromise between encoding complexity and achievable rate distortion ratio, and/or to achieve a better rate distortion ratio is achieved by using multitree sub-divisioning not only in order to subdivide a continuous area, namely the sample array, into leaf regions, but using the intermediate regions also to share coding parameters among the corresponding collocated leaf blocks. By this measure, coding procedures performed in tiles—leaf regions—locally, may be associated with coding parameters individually without having to, however, explicitly transmit the whole coding parameters for each leaf region separately. Rather, similarities may effectively exploited by using the multitree subdivision.
US10505896B2 System and method for implementing content and network security inside a chip
Systems and methods for implementing content, streaming, and network security inside a chip or inside a computing device are disclosed. In exemplary embodiments, a system comprises a communication chip and a second processor. The communication chip comprises a router and security instructions. The router is configured to intercept untrusted data between a network, and a first router. The second processor is configured to receive the untrusted data from the router, process the untrusted data with the security instructions to produce trusted data, and provide the trusted data to the router.
US10505463B2 LLC resonant converter and electronic device
An LLC resonant converter and an electronic device are provided. The LLC resonant converter according to the present disclosure includes a multi input transformer, first and second converter units connected to a primary side of the multi input transformer, an input voltage part, a first balance capacitor, and an output part connected to a secondary side of the multi input transformer.
US10504873B1 3DIC structure with protective structure and method of fabricating the same and package
Provided is a three-dimensional integrated circuit (3DIC) structure including a die stack structure, a metal circuit structure, and a protective structure. The die stack structure includes a first die and a second die face-to-face bonded together. The metal circuit structure is disposed over a back side of the second die. The protective structure is disposed within the back side of the second die and separates one of a plurality of through-substrate vias (TSVs) of the second die from the metal circuit structure.
US10504709B2 Liquid trap or separator for electrosurgical applications
An apparatus for mass spectrometry and/or ion mobility spectrometry is disclosed comprising a first device arranged and adapted to generate aerosol, smoke or vapor from a target and one or more second devices arranged and adapted to aspirate aerosol, smoke, vapor and/or liquid to or towards an analyzer. A liquid trap or separator is provided to capture and/or discard liquid aspirated by the one or more second devices.
US10504581B1 Memory apparatus and operating method thereof
A memory apparatus and an operating method thereof are provided. The memory apparatus includes a memory, a temperature sensor and a control circuit. The temperature sensor senses a temperature of the memory and generating a temperature sensing signal. The control circuit is coupled to the memory and the temperature sensor. The control circuit performs access operation on the memory and changes a frequency of the access operation with reference of a delay curve according to the temperature sensing signal.
US10504129B2 In store upselling
The present disclosure relates to identifying a product or service in a store and offering to sell products and services that the customer can purchase in that store. Methods and apparatus consistent with the present disclosure allow retail stores to provide real-time information to their customers about products and/or services that may complement another product that a customer is interested in purchasing. A portable electronic device, such as a cell phone, may receive wirelessly transmitted communications from wireless transmitters that are associated with products and services that the customer approaches, touches, or scans.
US10504087B2 Shopping cart monitoring system and method for store checkout
A system and method for retail inventory checkout in which the customer selects items from the item shelves and as an item is taken from the shelf, the customer employs an input device, such as a portable data terminal, a smart phone provided with a store application or other suitable device that communicates with the store network, to identify the item either by scanning the optical code on the item or by other means, and then once scanned, the item is added to the purchase list and then placed in a shopping cart, basket or other container. Once item selection is completed, the customer proceeds to a point of sale (POS) or pay station and puts the cart onto a weigh scale whereby the total weight of the cart with the items included (measured total weight) is measured by the weigh scale and the net weight of the items in the cart (calculated by subtracting the weight of the cart from the measured total weight) is compared to a theoretic weight of the items as calculated by the store system using the weight information of the items present in the store database. Based on the result of the comparison, the store system either approves the transaction, whereby the customer then pays for the transaction and is permitted to exit with the items, or the transaction is flagged for audit or further assistance/scrutiny.
US10503612B1 Application migration between environments
A data management and storage (DMS) cluster of peer DMS nodes manages migration of an application between a primary compute infrastructure and a secondary compute infrastructure. The secondary compute infrastructure may be a failover environment for the primary compute infrastructure. Primary snapshots of virtual machines of the application in the primary compute infrastructure are generated, and provided to the secondary compute infrastructure. During a failover, the primary snapshots are deployed in the secondary compute infrastructure as virtual machines. Secondary snapshots of the virtual machines are generated, where the secondary snapshots are incremental snapshots of the primary snapshots. In failback, the secondary snapshots are provided to the primary compute infrastructure, where they are combined with the primary snapshots into construct a current state of the application, and the application is deployed in the current state by deploying virtual machines on the primary compute infrastructure.
US10503446B2 Image forming apparatus having a folder accessible from an external apparatus, control method of image forming apparatus, and storage medium
An image forming apparatus capable of communicating with an external apparatus includes a storage unit having a folder, a setting unit configured to set a printing condition corresponding to the folder, and a printing unit configured to print a printing target file transmitted from the external apparatus and stored in the folder based on the printing condition set by the setting unit.
US10502848B2 Radiographic imaging apparatus
A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a sensor board including a flexible substrate, and a plurality of pixels that are provided on a first surface of the substrate to accumulate electrical charges generated in accordance with light converted from radiation. Additionally, the radiographic imaging apparatus includes flexible cables having one ends electrically connected to the sensor board and the other ends provided with connectors, and flexible cables on which signal processing circuit parts are mounted and which are connected electrically to the cables by the one ends thereof being electrically connected to the connectors. Additionally, the radiographic imaging apparatus includes flexible cables having one ends electrically connected to the sensor board and the other ends provided with connectors, and flexible cables on which drive circuit parts are mounted and which are connected electrically to the cables by the one ends thereof being electrically connected to the connectors.
US10502562B2 Measurement processing device, x-ray inspection apparatus, method for manufacturing structure, measurement processing method, x-ray inspection method, measurement processing program, and x-ray inspection program
A measurement processing device used for an x-ray inspection apparatus that detects an x-ray passing through a predetermined region of a specimen placed on a placement unit to perform an inspection on the shape of the predetermined region of the specimen includes: a setting unit that sets a three-dimensional region to be detected on the specimen; and a sliced-region selection unit that sets a plurality of sliced regions on the region to be detected, calculates, for each of the plurality of sliced regions, an amount of displacement of the predetermined region that is required to detect the region to be detected when the plurality of sliced regions is regarded as the predetermined region, and selects a sliced region for the inspection from among the plurality of sliced regions on the basis of each of the calculated amounts of displacement.
US10502116B2 Frame elements for containing monoliths
An element frame for holding monoliths containing catalysts in the flow of exhaust gases from a combustion source, the element frame comprising two pairs of opposing walls, wherein the walls form a rectangular or square shape, an interior formed by the walls, an inlet end, an outlet end, at least one locking element, at least one mat and at least one monolith comprising an inlet, an outlet, four sides and at least one catalyst effective in reducing the concentration of one or more gases in the exhaust gas, wherein the at least one mat and the at least one monolith being positioned in the interior of the element frame so that there is at least one mat between the monolith and each adjacent wall, each locking element extending across the inlet end or outlet end of the element frame and being connected to two opposite sides of the element frame.
US10501825B2 Custom titanium alloy for 3-D printing and method of making same
A Ti-6A1-4V titanium powder alloy composition having enhanced strength resulting from the addition of one or more of the following elements without requiring an increase in oxygen content: Aluminum Iron Nitrogen Carbon The composition may also be used for Ti-6A1-4V titanium alloy starting bar stock.
US10501454B2 Monocyclic β-lactam-siderophore conjugate, and preparation method and use thereof
The present disclosure relates to the field of pharmaceutical synthesis, and more particularly, relates to a monocyclic β-lactam-siderophore conjugate as well as a method for synthesizing same and its use in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases. Provided are a monocyclic β-lactam-siderophore conjugate represented by formula (I) as described herein, an optical isomer thereof or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a method for synthesizing same, and a use thereof in treating bacterial infectious diseases.
US10500988B1 Rotation assembly for a vehicle
A rotation assembly for a vehicle includes a ring gear coupled to a frame of the vehicle and having serrations integrally formed therein and an inner ring that rotatably engages with the ring gear. The inner ring may directly mounted to an underside of guide tracks on a seat.
US10500529B2 Modular filter assembly
A fluid filter assembly that is defined by a head portion, a base portion, and a filter tube housing that is captured therebetween. Each head portion includes more than one fluid inlet and more than one fluid outlet that are oriented relative to the respective head portion such that a plurality of fluid filter assemblies can be fluidly connected to one another to provide a desired degree of filtration of the fluid passed therethrough and such that the fluid filter assemblies can be oriented in a plurality of orientations relative to one another to provide a desired configuration of the fluid filter assembly.
US10500096B2 Headworn supports with passive venting and removable lens
Provided herein are examples of headworn supports, such as eyewear, configured to provide passive venting by providing pathways between a lens and a frame and/or by providing a smooth anterior profile to allow a laminar flow of air on an anterior surface of the lens. The pathways through the frame and lens of the eyewear can be configured such that they do not provide a direct path to the eye of a wearer. The headworn supports provided herein can provide venting while reducing or preventing unwanted light, particles, or other debris from contacting the eye of the user. The headworn supports can also be configured to exhibit excellent ballistic performance.
US10499767B2 Cooking device and components thereof
Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A lid is attachable about the upper portion of the housing and is configured to extend across the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said housing and said lid. The cooking system is operable in a plurality of modes including a pressure cooking mode and a dry cooking mode. In the pressure cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a pressure cooker and in the dry cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a dry cooker.
US10499766B2 Cooking device and components thereof
Disclosed herein is a cooking system including a housing defining a hollow chamber. An upper portion of the housing defines an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container is receivable within said hollow chamber. A lid configured to cover the upper portion of the housing and the opening in a closed position, is moveable to an open position where the lid does not cover the opening. At least one heating element is associated with the housing or the lid. The cooking system is operable in a conductive cooking mode and a convective cooking mode. In said conductive cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a conductive cooker and in said convective cooking mode, the cooking system is operable as a convection cooker. The cooking system is operable in the conductive cooking mode and then the convective cooking mode without removing said food container from said hollow chamber.
US10499683B2 Product portion enrobing process and apparatus, and resulting products
A method of enrobing a product portion in polymer strands includes mounting at least one product portion on a holding device and passing the at least one product portion through a polymer enrobing zone. The polymer enrobing zone can include a flow of polymeric fibers produced by a polymer spray head. The polymer fibers can wraparound the at least one product portion to produce an enrobed product portion. The holding device can hold the at least one product portion by passing at least partially through the body of the product portion. At least a portion of the holding device is removed from the enrobed product portion. In some cases, the at least one product portion includes smokeless tobacco.