US Pat. No. 10,166,069

NEUROMODULATION CATHETERS HAVING JACKETED NEUROMODULATION ELEMENTS AND RELATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Medtronic Ardian Luxembou...

1. A neuromodulation catheter, comprising:an elongate shaft; and
a neuromodulation element operably connected to the shaft via a distal end portion of the shaft, the neuromodulation element being movable from a low-profile delivery state to a radially expanded deployed state, the neuromodulation element including:
a hypotube segment configured to have a first shape when the neuromodulation element is in the delivery state and a second shape when the neuromodulation element is in the deployed state, the second shape being more helical than the first;
a tubular jacket disposed around at least a portion of an outer surface of the hypotube segment, an outer surface of the jacket defining reduced-diameter segments spaced apart along its longitudinal; and
band electrodes respectively seated in the reduced-diameter segments and respectively forming closed loops extending circumferentially around the jacket,
wherein a minimum inner diameter of the band electrodes is smaller than a maximum outer diameter of jacket between the reduced-diameter segments.

US Pat. No. 10,166,068

APPARATUS AND METHODS TO MODULATE BLADDER FUNCTION

Amphora Medical, Inc., M...

1. A method of treating a bladder condition, the method comprising:a) inserting into a bladder a distal portion of an elongate ablation body defining a suction lumen and a pair of needle electrode ports;
b) drawing suction through the suction lumen and a plurality of suction ports defined in a face of the distal portion that is offset from and parallel to a central longitudinal axis at a center of the elongate ablation body, wherein the plurality of suction ports are positioned along a first side of the central longitudinal axis and face toward the central longitudinal axis, and said drawing suction causes the face of the distal portion to engage a mucosa surface of targeted bladder wall tissue within a trigone of the bladder;
c) extending a pair of electrode needles in a distal direction through the pair of needle electrode ports positioned along a second side of the central longitudinal axis that is opposite from the first side of the central longitudinal axis such that the plurality of suction ports face toward the central longitudinal axis and the pair of needle electrodes while the pair of needle electrodes penetrate into the targeted bladder wall tissue and extend generally parallel to the face of the distal portion engaging the mucosa surface of the targeted bladder wall tissue;
d) denervating said targeted bladder wall tissue within the trigone of the bladder using said pair of electrode needles;
e) relocating said pair of electrode needles to a next targeted location within the trigone of the bladder;
f) denervating said next targeted location with said pair of electrode needles; and
g) repeating steps b) through f) until regions of denervated tissue and untreated tissue are created in the bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,166,062

HIGH-RESOLUTION MAPPING OF TISSUE WITH PACING

EPiX Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A system for delivering ablative energy to targeted cardiac tissue of a subject and for confirming successful ablation of said targeted cardiac tissue, comprising:a catheter comprising a high-resolution electrode along a distal end of the catheter;
an energy delivery module comprising a processor, the energy delivery module being configured to operatively couple to the catheter, wherein the energy delivery module is configured to energize the high-resolution electrode to deliver the ablative energy to the targeted cardiac tissue adjacent the high-resolution electrode; and
a pacemaker, wherein the pacemaker is integral to the energy delivery module;
wherein the system is configured to detect a signal relating to a localized heart rate at the high-resolution electrode via the high-resolution electrode;
wherein the energy delivery module is configured to selectively pace cardiac the targeted tissue in order to attain capture of the heart of the subject;
wherein the system is configured, via a predetermined pacing signal provided to the catheter by the pacemaker, to increase the heart rate of the subject from a baseline level to an elevated level, the predetermined pacing signal comprising a pacing level greater than a pre-ablation pacing threshold level;
wherein the processor is configured to terminate the energization of the high-resolution electrode after loss of capture of the heart of the subject; and
wherein the high-resolution electrode comprises a distal portion and a proximal portion, the distal and proximal portions of the high-resolution electrode being operatively coupled to each other using at least one filtering element and wherein the distal and proximal portions function as a single electrode when the ablative energy is delivered by the high-resolution electrode to the targeted cardiac tissue, wherein the filtering element comprises a capacitor configured to energize both the proximal and distal portions when the ablative energy is delivered by the high-resolution electrode to the targeted cardiac tissue, wherein the predetermined pacing signal is configured to be delivered via the distal and proximal portions of the high-resolution electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,166,056

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SACROILIAC JOINT FIXATION

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A bone fixation device, comprising:an elongate body, having a proximal end and a distal end;
a distal anchor on the distal end, the distal anchor defining a plurality of slits and configured to purchase with bone;
a retention structure on the elongate body, proximal to the distal anchor;
a proximal anchor, moveably carried by the elongate body;
at least one complementary retention structure on the proximal anchor configured to permit proximal movement of the elongate body with respect to the proximal anchor but to resist distal movement of the elongate body with respect the proximal anchor; and
an inner member disposed within the elongate body, the inner member comprising a distal end configured to abut the distal anchor when proximally retracted,
wherein the distal anchor is configured to flare outwardly upon proximal movement of the inner member so as to further purchase with the bone, and the outwardly flared portion of the distal anchor defines an internal space, and
wherein the inner member defines a lumen extending from a proximal end of the inner member to the distal end of the inner member, the lumen being open to the internal space when the inner member is proximally retracted.

US Pat. No. 10,166,052

BONE PLATE WITH POLYAXIAL LOCKING MECHANISM

Stryker European Holdings...

1. A bone plate comprising:a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a deformable contact region comprising a contact surface; and
a through hole defining a through hole axis and an inner surface of the bone plate and extending from the first surface through the bone plate to the second surface,
wherein the contact surface is formed by at least part of the inner surface,
wherein the deformable contact region comprises a plurality of cavities at least partially surrounding the through hole and each substantially extending in a height direction of the bone plate, and
wherein at least one cavity of the plurality of the cavities is spaced radially from another cavity of the plurality of cavities in a direction away from the through hole axis of the bone plate.

US Pat. No. 10,166,050

INSTRUMENT FOR CONNECTING A CORRECTION ROD TO A BONE SCREW

SILONY MEDICAL INTERNATIO...

1. Instrument for connecting a correction rod to a bone screw, said instrument having an axial longitudinal direction and comprising an external first housing part, which comprises a cylindrical hollow portion having an internal thread and a portion that is approximately the shape of a half-shell and that forms a first clamp leg, said instrument comprising an external second housing part, which is approximately the shape of a half-shell and forms a second clamp leg that is hinged on the first clamp leg so as to be pivotable in a limited manner about a pivot axis that extends orthogonally to the axial longitudinal direction, and said instrument comprising an adjustment part, which axially penetrates the external housing parts and is thus internal, and which comprises an external thread on one portion and can thus be screwed into the internal thread of the external first housing part, a proximal end of the adjustment part being manually graspable from outside the housing parts for this purpose, and said instrument comprising a rod pressure part, which can be axially placed against the correction rod and which is axially coupled to the adjustment part but can rotate about the axial longitudinal direction relative to the adjustment part, such that rotational movements of the adjustment part are not transmitted to the rod pressure part, and the clamp legs surrounding the rod pressure part in a shell-like manner and guiding same in a longitudinally slidable manner, said clamp legs each comprising a distal end and a proximal end, the relevant distal end engaging on the bone screw and the proximal end being actuatable by finger pressure of the operating surgeon, characterized in that the distal ends of the two clamp legs are designed such that they comprise an accommodation opening having a radial transverse direction for accommodating the correction rod in said radial transverse direction, and in that said radial transverse direction extends orthogonally to the pivot axis of the clamp legs, further characterized in that, in a pivot joint for the two clamp legs, at least one joint pin projects radially inwards and the inner end thereof engages in a guide groove that extends in the axial longitudinal direction on a radial outer face of the rod pressure part and thus secures same against rotation but guides same in a longitudinally slidable manner in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,166,045

ORTHOPEDIC EXTERNAL FIXATION DEVICE

Fixx Orthopedics, LLC, M...

1. A pin assembly for an orthopedic external fixation device, wherein the pin assembly is configured to engage a bone fragment, the pin assembly comprising:(i) a screw portion having a distal end configured to engage the bone fragment and a proximal end, wherein the screw portion includes an unthreaded portion between the distal end and the proximal end, and wherein the unthreaded portion includes a cutting section with one or more cutting edges; and
(ii) a support sheath portion having an elongated channel with a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end of the elongated channel is configured to engage the bone fragment, wherein the proximal end of the screw portion is disposed in the elongated channel, and wherein the distal end of the elongated channel has a tapered leading edge; and
(iii) multiple elongated blades mounted to the distal end of the elongated channel such that the multiple elongated blades run lengthwise along an outer surface of the elongated channel, wherein the multiple elongated blades are configured to engage the bone fragment.

US Pat. No. 10,166,040

ORGAN RESECTION TOOL

National University Corpo...

1. An organ resection tool, comprising:a first brush-like structure connected to a central conductor;
a second brush-like structure directly physically connected to an external conductor and not connected to the central conductor;
wherein the first brush-like structure is capable of radiating microwaves generated by a microwave oscillator and the second brush-like structure is capable of receiving the microwaves simultaneously, wherein the microwaves radiate within a microwave irradiation range;
wherein the microwaves generated by the microwave oscillator are transmittable to the first brush-like structure via the central conductor, the first brush-like structure is capable of radiating the microwaves within the microwave irradiation range, the second brush-like structure is capable of receiving the microwaves if the microwaves are within the microwave irradiation range and transferring the microwaves to the external conductor;
wherein the second brush-like structure comprises a plurality of brush units which each radiate outward to a tip portion of the organ resection tool;
wherein at least one from the group consisting of the first brush-like structure and the second brush-like structure has a stiffness and elasticity capable of scraping an organ and applying a pressure to living tissue when brought into contact with the living tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,166,035

ENDOVASCULAR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR EXPLOITING INTRAMURAL SPACE

BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC....

1. A method of bypassing an occlusion disposed in a lumen of a vessel having a vascular wall, the method comprising:inserting a distal end of an elongate shaft of an intravascular device into the lumen proximal of the occlusion;
entering the vascular wall of the vessel with the distal end of the elongate shaft of the intravascular device at a location proximal of the occlusion;
advancing the distal end of the elongate shaft between first and second tissue layers of the vascular wall to a location distal of the occlusion;
advancing a re-entry device through the elongate shaft of the intravascular device, the re-entry device having a tissue penetrating distal tip;
penetrating the first tissue layer of the vascular wall with the tissue penetrating distal tip of the re-entry device such that the tissue-penetrating distal tip enters the lumen of the vessel distal of the occlusion; and
thereafter, advancing the distal end of the elongate shaft of the intravascular device from the vascular wall into the lumen of the vessel distal of the occlusion such that the elongate shaft of the intravascular device extends from the lumen of the vessel proximal of the occlusion, through a subintimal space between the first and second tissue layers along the occlusion, to the lumen of the vessel distal of the occlusion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,034

KNEE ARTHROPLASTY INSTRUMENT

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A knee arthroplasty instrument for use in a knee joint, the knee joint including a tibia and a femur, the instrument comprising:a tensioning tool including a tibial component configured for placement against the tibia and a femoral component configured for placement against the femur, the femoral component being movably coupled to the tibial component to place the knee joint in tension by separating the tibia and the femur;
a first sizer removably coupleable to the tensioning tool, the first sizer including at least one first reference indicator that references the femur to locate a cut guide relative to the femur;
a second sizer different from the first sizer, used in alternative to the first sizer and removably coupleable to the tensioning tool, the second sizer including at least one second reference indicator that references the femur to locate the cut guide relative to the femur; and
a cut guide removably coupleable to the tensioning tool, wherein the femoral component of the tensioning tool and the cut guide are interchangeably coupleable to the instrument, the femoral component of the tensioning tool being separable from the instrument to accommodate the cut guide on the instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,166,022

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BONE FIXATION

Biomet C.V., Warsaw, IN ...

1. An orthopedic implant for use in fixation or fusion of bone segments, the implant comprising:a longitudinally extending bridge member having an upper surface portion, an opposed lower surface portion and opposed sides extending between the upper and lower surface portions, at least the opposed sides being formed of a porous metal construct having a porous metal outer surface, wherein the opposed sides of the bridge member taper outwardly all the way from the lower surface portion up to the upper surface portion such that the bridge member includes a wedge shaped structure with the lower surface portion having a smaller width than a corresponding width of the upper surface portion; and
first and second cylindrical fixation members integrally connected with the bridge member at opposed longitudinal ends of the bridge member, the first and second fixation members including a cylindrical body having a body width in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the bridge member greater than a corresponding bridge width of the bridge member and a member length between a top surface portion and an opposed bottom surface portion greater than a corresponding bridge length of the bridge member from the upper surface portion to the lower surface portion, at least the body being formed of the porous metal construct and having the porous metal outer surface;
wherein the bridge member and the first and second cylindrical fixation members include a solid core structure including a bridge core and integrally connected first and second cylindrical fixation member cores and the solid core structure is at least partially covered by the porous metal outer surface and wherein the lower surface portion of the bridge member is an exposed surface of the bridge core and is not covered by the porous metal;
wherein the implant is adapted to be positioned into the bone segments such that the bridge member is adapted to fix the bone segments in a first direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and the fixation members are adapted to fix the bone segments in a second direction parallel to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,166,014

HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS AND METHOD

Percutaneous Cardiovascul...

1. An atrioventricular heart valve prosthesis for replacing an atrioventricular valve of a heart, said prosthesis comprising a housing component and a valve component;wherein said housing component comprises:
a housing body having an atrial end having a diameter, a ventricular end having a diameter, and a housing passage extending from the atrial end to the ventricular end;
said housing body being configured to be located in, or adjacent to and communicating with, a native atrioventricular valve orifice of the heart;
a ventricular anchoring mechanism secured to said housing body and configured to engage chordae tendineae of the heart downstream of the native atrioventricular valve orifice and within the ventricle of the heart communicating with the native atrioventricular valve orifice, said ventricular anchoring mechanism comprising a super elastic, shape memory, nickel-titanium alloy;
said housing component being configurable between a housing collapsed state for delivery to the native atrioventricular valve orifice via catheterization and a housing expanded state to engage said ventricular anchoring mechanism with the chordae tendineae of the heart to fix said housing body in relation to the native atrioventricular valve orifice;
an atrial anchoring mechanism secured to said housing body and configured to extend over tissue surrounding the native atrioventricular valve orifice within the atrium of the heart communicating with the native atrioventricular valve orifice and to prevent said housing component from migrating into the ventricle when said housing component is in the housing expanded state, said atrial anchoring mechanism comprising a shape memory, nickel-titanium alloy; and
an annular sealing member extending radially outwardly from said housing body at a location between the atrial end and the ventricular end of said housing body and configured to inhibit blood flow from the ventricle to the atrium when said housing component is in the housing expanded state with said housing body disposed within the native atrioventricular valve orifice, the sealing member having an outer diameter greater than the diameters of the atrial end and the ventricular end of said housing body;
further wherein said valve component comprises:
a valve body having a valve passage extending therethrough;
said valve body being separate from said housing component and being configured to be located at least partially within said housing passage with said valve passage extending along said housing passage; and
one or more flexible valve elements secured to said valve body and extending across said valve passage for blocking blood flow in a first direction through said valve passage whilst allowing blood flow in an opposing second direction through said valve passage;
said valve component being configurable between a valve collapsed state for delivery to said housing passage via catheterization following delivery of said housing component to the native atrioventricular valve orifice and with said housing body in said housing expanded state, and a valve expanded state to engage said housing component and/or structure of the heart to fix said valve body at least partially within said housing passage.

US Pat. No. 10,166,011

TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR BIOPSY DEVICE

Bard Peripheral Vascular,...

1. A method of operating a biopsy device for removing at least one tissue sample from a body of a living being, the biopsy device comprising: providing a hollow needle having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end; moving a sample-receiving device received in the hollow needle from a retracted position to an extended position to expose a cavity in the sample-receiving device, the cavity configured to receive a tissue sample; operating a drive mechanism to displace the hollow needle in a distal direction relative to the sample-receiving device to sever tissue received by the cavity of the sample-receiving device; rotating a gear to move a toothed flexible member along the longitudinal axis to move the sample-receiving device in the hollow needle from the extended position to the retracted position, the toothed flexible member having a proximal portion that extends proximal to the proximal end of the hollow needle; and receiving the proximal portion of the toothed flexible member in a helical coiling-up groove of a housing element when the sample-receiving device is moved to the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,166,003

ULTRASOUND IMAGING WITH VARIABLE LINE DENSITY

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. A method for intravascular imaging, the method comprising:introducing an ultrasonic transducer into a vessel, the transducer being disposed at a distal portion of a catheter;
using a module operably coupled to a proximal portion of the catheter to provide a number of trigger signals per rotation of the ultrasonic transducer, the module comprising a rotary encoder comprising hardware steps configured to define the number of trigger signals;
rotating the ultrasonic transducer at least one rotation; and
triggering a first sequencer operation and a second sequencer operation with each trigger signal,
wherein the first sequencer operation and the second sequencer operation each comprise stimulating the ultrasonic transducer to transmit an ultrasonic signal into the vessel;
wherein at least the second sequencer operation comprises receiving a backscattered ultrasound signal from the vessel with the ultrasonic transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,166,002

ULTRASONIC BONE MOTION TRACKING SYSTEM

OMNIlife science, Inc., ...

1. A computerized bone motion tracking system for non-invasively tracking a bone of a subject in three-dimensional space comprising:a 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer comprising a 2D array of transducer elements configured to capture 3D image pixel volumes in real-time, wherein the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer is further configured to
(a) capture a first reference image volume I0 of a bone surface at an initial time t0,
and
(b) capture a second image volume I1 of the bone surface at a second time t1,
a three-dimensional position measuring device configured to measure a three-dimensional position of the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer at the times t0 and t1 and associating each position with the corresponding image volumes I0 and I1; and
a computer configured to
determine an initial position of the bone using the first reference image volume I0,
search for a relative position of image volumes I0 and I1 for which overlapping portions of the image volumes of I0 and I1 are closest aligned to one another and define this position as a best-match position, wherein the search is limited to a region of interest that includes pixels representing the bone surface in at least one of the first reference image volume and the second image volume, wherein the region of interest is a subset of each of the image volumes I0 and I1 and is selected by real-time segmentation,
determine a 3D transformation between the first reference image volume and the second image volume that corresponds to the best-match position, and
display the imaged bone surface on a display and show movements thereof in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,166,001

TRENDING S1 HEART SOUNDS AMPLITUDES IN AMBULATORY PATIENTS FOR WORSENING HF DETECTION

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to sense a plurality of cardiac signals representative of electrical cardiac activity of a subject;
a heart sound sensing circuit configured to sense a plurality of heart sound signals representative of intrinsic mechanical cardiac activity of the subject; and
a signal processing circuit configured to:
detect a signal fiducial in a sensed cardiac signal and initiate a measurement window in a time relationship to the detected fiducial;
determine amplitudes of S1 heart sounds during the measurement window using the plurality of sensed heart sound signals;
calculate a short-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes over a time duration of N days, where N is a positive integer less than or equal to five:
calculate a long-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes for a time duration longer than N days, during different days than the short-term central tendency, and at least partially prior to the short-term central tendency;
trend a long-term to short-term difference between the calculated long-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes and the calculated short-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes; and
generate an alert using the calculated short-term central tendency and the calculated long-term central tendency.

US Pat. No. 10,165,986

RECEIVERS FOR ANALYZING AND DISPLAYING SENSOR DATA

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A glucose monitoring system for monitoring a host's glucose levels, the system comprising a computing device having a touch-sensitive display, wherein the computing device is configured to:display on the touch-sensitive display a first chart and a second chart adjacent to one another, each chart having a trend line indicative of a glucose level of a host, each chart having a y-axis in units of an analyte concentration and an x-axis in units of time, and each x-axis of the first and second charts extending different periods of time, wherein the x-axis of the first chart extends a first period of time and the x-axis of the second chart extends a second period of time, the first period of time being a sub-set of the second period of time, wherein the second chart comprises a first indication of the first time period, wherein the first indication comprises a shaded pattern under the trend line of the second chart, wherein the second chart comprises a second indication of the first time period, wherein the second indication of the first time period comprises an icon extending along the y-axis of the second chart, wherein the icon moves along the x-axis of the second chart responsive to a user changing the first time period; and
wherein the time period of the second chart changes from the second time period to a third time period when the icon moves to a certain time value of the second time period, the second time period being a sub-set of the third time period.

US Pat. No. 10,165,967

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF ANALYTE VALUES

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method for wireless data communication among an analyte sensor system, a passive device for receiving data from a transceiver without establishing a data connection with the analyte sensor system, and an active display device for displaying analyte data from the analyte sensor system after establishing a data connection with the analyte sensor system, the method comprising:generating analyte sensor data using a sensor electronics module coupled to a continuous analyte sensor of the analyte sensor system;
incorporating in a first advertisement signal the analyte sensor data that can be used by the passive device;
a user providing the passive device with an identification information associated with the analyte sensor system;
the passive device generating a key using the identification information;
upon receiving the first advertisement signal from the analyte sensor system, extracting the analyte sensor data by the passive device from the first advertisement signal, to perform one or more medicament delivery operations based on an analyte value that is indicated by the extracted analyte sensor data, wherein the passive device extracts the analyte sensor data from the first advertisement signal using the key generated from the identification information associated with the analyte sensor system;
receiving, by the active display device, a second advertisement signal, wherein the analyte sensor system is configured to include the analyte sensor data in the second advertisement signal;
establishing a two-way communication channel by the active display device with the analyte sensor system in response to the second advertisement signal;
exchanging information including the analyte sensor data, alarms, alert and calibration data between the active display device and the analyte sensor system via the established communication channel;
terminating the communication channel; and
displaying the analyte sensor data by the active display device.

US Pat. No. 10,165,964

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING REGIONAL FISSURE FEATURES

Vida Diagnostics, Inc., ...

1. A method for analyzing a patient based on a volumetric pulmonary scan comprising:receiving a first volumetric pulmonary scan representative of the patient's pulmonary structure;
mapping the first volumetric pulmonary scan to a reference domain;
determining one or more fissure features associated with a plurality of regions in the reference domain and within the first volumetric pulmonary scan;
comparing, in each of the plurality of regions, the determined one or more fissure features to a plurality of fissure atlases, each atlas comprising statistical data associated with the one or more fissure features for a population based on regional analysis of volumetric pulmonary scans of that population;
classifying the patient into one or more of the populations based on the comparison of the determined one or more fissure features.

US Pat. No. 10,165,957

NEUROLOGICAL SCREENING CONNECTOR

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A medical lead screening connector comprising:a housing having a top surface;
lead receptor channels disposed within the housing and configured to receive a lead body flush or sub-flush with the top surface; and
a cover comprising transparent material attached to the housing to cover the top surface in a closed position, wherein the cover further comprises:
protrusions arranged to register with the at least one of the lead receptor channels and each configured to contact the lead body received in the respective lead receptor channel in the closed position; and
lead receptor apertures configured to allow the lead body to pass through the cover along a first exterior edge of the cover and registered with the lead receptor channels in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,165,950

VITAL SIGNS MONITOR

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A multi-parametric vital signs monitoring system, said system comprising:a vital signs monitoring device, said monitoring device including a portable power supply enabling said monitoring device to operate in a first stand-alone mode and a wireless transceiver enabling said monitoring device to operate in an alternative second wireless networked mode with at least one remote station; and
a charging cradle adapted to receive said vital signs monitoring device, said charging cradle permitting said compact vital signs monitoring device to operate in a powered mode when said monitoring device is received by said charging cradle, said monitoring device being operable in said second networked mode when said monitoring device is in said charging cradle;
said vital signs monitoring device being defined by a compact housing, the compact housing including:
a pair of half housing sections, wherein one of the pair of half housing sections retains a display screen of the vital signs monitoring device and the other of the pair of half housing sections includes at least one connection port of the vital signs monitoring device for connection to said charging cradle,
a rubberized bladder disposed peripherally between the half housing sections and continuously extending about the entire periphery of the housing in order to assist the monitoring device from impact or shock loads and to prevent ingress of dust or contaminants into an interior of the housing, and
a pair of tabs in which each of the tabs is disposed on opposing lateral sides of one of the half housing sections, the tabs enabling attachment to a patient-wearable harness that receives the vital signs monitoring device, the housing of the vital signs monitoring device including a bottom facing surface, a rear facing surface and two opposing lateral sides in which a latching member and the connector port enabling connection to the charging cradle is formed in the bottom facing surface and a plurality of mounting feet extend from the rear facing surface of the housing to enable placement of the monitoring device on a flat surface,
the charging cradle being defined by an open-topped receptacle sized to retain a lower portion of the vital signs monitoring device and comprising a hanging bracket configured for connecting to a bed rail, the open-topped receptacle including a bottom surface having an electrical connector for engaging the connector port of the monitoring device and a latch for engaging the latching member of the monitoring device, the charging cradle further including a release button for disengaging the latch from the latching member.

US Pat. No. 10,165,946

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICE-TRIGGERED MEDICAL INTERVENTION

Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented system for providing a personal mobile device-triggered medical intervention, comprising:a wearable ambulatory sensor monitor comprising:
a disposable extended wear electrode patch configured for positioning along a sternal midline of a patient, comprising:
a non-conductive receptacle comprising a first set of electrical contact mating pads and a second set of electrical contact mating pads;
a pair of electrocardiographic electrodes, a first electrocardiographic electrode configured for positioning under the non-conductive receptacle on one end of the disposable extended wear electrode patch below the manubrium of a patient and the other electrocardiographic electrode configured for positioning on the other end of the disposable extended wear electrode patch that extends over the Xiphoid process of the patient, wherein the extension over the Xiphoid process facilitates sensing of ventricular activity and provides improved recordation of QRS intervals;
a battery electrically interfaced to the first set of electrical contact mating pads and located between and in alignment with the electrodes, wherein the battery is configured for positioning in a battery compartment provided in the non-conductive receptacle on the electrode patch; and
a flexible circuit connecting each of the electrocardiographic electrodes to one of the electrical contact mating pads of the second set of electrical contact mating pads;
a reusable sealed housing adapted to be removably secured into the non-conductive receptacle and comprising electronic circuitry operable to sense electrocardiographic signals through the electrocardiographic electrodes and a set of electrical contacts protruding from a surface of the sealed housing and contacting the first set of electrical mating pads that connect the battery on the electrode patch and the second set of electrical contact mating pads that connect each of the electrocardiographic electrodes;
an activity monitor adapted to be used proximal to the patient's body comprising a physiology sensor operable to sense physiological data of the body;
a personal mobile device, comprising:
a wireless transceiver operable to interface the mobile device with a wirelessly-interfaceable server;
a non-transitory readable storage medium comprising program code; and
a processor and memory with the processor coupled to the wireless transceiver and the storage medium, wherein the processor is configured to execute the program code to perform steps to:
detect an event of potential medical significance comprising a cardiac rhythm disorder within the physiological data as sensed by the physiology sensor comprised in the activity monitor; and
trigger dispatch of the wearable ambulatory sensor monitor with the wireless transceiver through a request sent to the server upon the detection of the event of potential medical significance based on the physiological data; and
the server operable to dispatch the wearable ambulatory sensor monitor comprising the extended wear electrode patch and the sealed housing to the patient upon receipt of the request as sent from the mobile device after obtaining the physiological data via the activity monitor, for further monitoring of the patient via the wearable ambulatory sensor monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,165,924

WATER TANK WASHING MACHINE

Ningbo Fotile Kitchen War...

1. A sink-type washing machine comprising:a sink body having a washing space and a bottom portion, the sink body having a recess, the recess defining a drain region at least at a center of the bottom portion, the bottom portion of the sink body comprises a bottom board, the recess is formed at a center of the bottom board;
an ultrasonic generator disposed on the bottom board;
a water pump disposed inside the drain region for pumping water in the drain region, the water pump having a flow channel and an impeller;
a cover plate rotatably connected on the sink body;
a drain board with a plurality of drain holes disposed inside the sink body and covering the recess of the bottom board, the recess under the drain board forming the drain region;
a rotary spray arm with a plurality of water outlets disposed above the drain board, the plurality of water outlets being in communication with the flow channel in the water pump,
wherein the water in the drain region can be sprayed into the washing space and above the drain region,
the impeller further comprises a central shaft and a plurality of blades disposed on a circumferential surface of the central shaft, each blade having a curvy part and a straight part, the straight part extending axially away from the central shaft, and
the drain board further defines a circular opening and a residue basket is disposed in the sink body, under the circular opening and flushed with the drain board, and a surface of the drain board is flushed with the bottom board of the sink body around the drain board.

US Pat. No. 10,165,919

VACUUM BAG

SHOP VAC CORPORATION, Wi...

1. A vacuum cleaner bag assembly adapted to be removably disposed within a vacuum cleaner, the vacuum cleaner bag assembly comprising:a panel assembly comprising a first panel and a second panel forming an enclosure having an interior volume, wherein an aperture extends through the first panel, the aperture adapted to receive debris exiting an outlet end of a hose assembly such that the debris is retained within the interior volume, each of the first panel and the second panel including an outer sheet and a liner sheet, wherein each of the outer sheets comprises a first outer material and each of the liner sheets comprises a first liner material; and
a shield member disposed within the interior volume and secured to one or more portions of the panel assembly, wherein the shield member comprises a second non-porous and non-absorbent flexible material that is different than each of the first outer material and the first liner material, the shield member extends vertically from a first point at or adjacent to a top portion of the panel assembly to a second point vertically disposed between a bottom portion of the aperture and a bottom portion of the panel assembly, wherein the shield member includes a first portion and a second portion, the shield member being folded about a transverse axis that is disposed at or adjacent to the first point at or adjacent to the top portion of the panel assembly such that during normal operation the first portion of the shield member abuts and applies a biasing force to the first panel of the panel assembly, the shield member is disposed opposite the aperture on the second panel and directly exposed to the aperture when the vacuum cleaner bag assembly is disposed within the tank such that the shield member protects a corresponding portion of the panel assembly from being impacted by debris passing through the aperture and into the interior volume and directly into contact with the shield member.

US Pat. No. 10,165,916

VACUUM CLEANER BASE ASSEMBLY AND AIR PASSAGE SYSTEM

MIDEA AMERICA, CORP., Pa...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a handle having a first handle side and a second handle side opposite the first handle side;
a dirt separator mounted to the handle and having a separator inlet for receiving dirt-laden air and a separator outlet for discharging cleaned air;
a suction motor mounted in the handle and having a suction motor inlet, the suction motor being configured to generate a suction airflow into the suction motor inlet;
a nozzle having a bottom face, a first side region that extends along the first handle side, and a second side region that extends along the second handle side to thereby locate at least a portion of the handle between the first side region and the second side region;
a suction inlet passing through the bottom face of the nozzle, the suction inlet comprising an opening that is elongated along a suction inlet axis extending from the first side region to the second side region;
a pivot joining the nozzle to the handle at a pivot axis that extends from the first side region of the nozzle to the second side region of the nozzle and in parallel with the suction inlet axis, the pivot comprising a first pivot connection joining the first side region to the first handle side, and a second pivot connection joining the second side region to the second handle side;
wherein the nozzle comprises an upper shell and a lower shell that are joined together, the upper shell comprising an upper arm having a lower surface, the lower shell comprising a lower arm having an upper surface, wherein the lower surface of the upper arm faces the upper surface of the lower arm and the lower surface and the upper surface are connected at respective edges thereof to form an enclosed rigid base air passage extending from the suction inlet to the first pivot connection;
a first handle air passage located in the handle and extending from the first pivot connection to the separator inlet, the first handle air passage being fluidly connected to the base air passage through the first pivot connection;
a second handle air passage located in the handle and extending from the separator outlet to the suction motor inlet;
a carriage mounted to the nozzle and the handle to rotate relative to the nozzle and the handle, the carriage being configured to support the nozzle and the handle on a horizontal plane the carriage comprising a first side region adjacent to the first side region of the nozzle and a second side region adjacent to the second side region of the nozzle; and
a storage lock assembly comprising a resiliently-deformable crossbeam and a protrusion,
wherein the crossbeam comprising at least a portion that is substantially linear in shape and longitudinally extending between the first side region of the carriage and a second side region of the carriage, the portion of the crossbeam being deformable from the substantially linear shape, and the protrusion comprises an extension of the handle and rotates with the handle, the protrusion presses against and temporarily deforms the crossbeam when the handle is moved from an upright position to a reclined position or from the reclined position to the upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,165,889

FOOD STEAMER AND RACK SYSTEM

Meyer Intellectual Proper...

1. A cookware apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a) a vessel to retain a fluid, the vessel having a bottom and substantially upright sidewalls extending between the bottom and an upper rim of the vessel;
b) a spacer adapted to be selectively disposed on the vessel, the spacer comprising one or more generally upright sidewalls forming a perimeter of the spacer and defining an interior hollow therebetween, the spacer having an open bottom, wherein, when the spacer is disposed on the vessel, a lower rim of the spacer and the upper rim of the vessel are in generally sealed engagement;
c) a perforated rack adapted to be selectively positioned within the hollow between the lower rim and an upper rim of the spacer, wherein the perforated rack stably engages a portion of the sidewall when positioned within the hollow; and
d) a support rack defining an outer perimeter positionable within the hollow of the spacer, wherein the support rack is adapted to support the perforated rack when the spacer within which the perforated rack is positioned is lowered to surround at least an upper portion of the support rack.

US Pat. No. 10,165,877

STACKABLE CONTAINER SYSTEM

Runway Blue, LLC, Alpine...

1. A stackable container system comprising:a beverage container comprising:
a beverage container body;
a beverage container lid connecting portion disposed at least proximate an upper portion of the beverage container body, the beverage container lid connecting portion comprising a threaded connecting portion disposed on an outer surface of the upper portion of the beverage container body;
an annular flange extending downwardly from a lower portion of the beverage container body; and
a smaller container lid connecting portion disposed on an interior wall of the annular flange, the smaller container lid connecting portion comprising a male portion of a bayonet mount including an inwardly extending flange from the annular flange and an engaging portion;
a beverage container lid selectively connected to the beverage container lid connecting portion of the beverage container, the beverage container lid comprising an opening and a closure, the closure sized and configured to selectively close the opening in the lid, the beverage container lid including a threaded connecting portion disposed on an inner surface of an annular wall;
at least one smaller container sized and configured to be selectively connected to the beverage container, each smaller container comprising:
a smaller container body; and
a threaded connecting portion disposed at least proximate an upper portion of the smaller container body, the threaded connecting portion disposed on an outer surface of the upper portion of the smaller container body; and
at least one smaller container lid sized and configured to be selectively connected to the threaded connecting portion of the smaller container and the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container, each smaller container lid comprising:
a first connecting structure on a first side of the smaller container lid, the first connecting structure comprising a threaded connecting portion on an inner surface of a downwardly extending flange that is selectively connected to the threaded connecting portion of the smaller container;
a second connecting structure on a second side of the smaller container lid, the second connecting structure comprising a female portion of a bayonet mount, the female portion of the bayonet mount comprising:
an upwardly extending portion having a perimeter located horizontally inward of a perimeter of the downwardly extending flange of the first connecting structure on the first side of the smaller container lid;
at least one outwardly extending flange disposed on an outer wall of the upwardly extending portion, an upper surface of the outwardly extending flange generally aligned with an upper surface of the upwardly extending portion of the second connecting structure; and
an upwardly extending receiving portion disposed in a lower portion of the outwardly extending flange, the upwardly extending receiving portion sized and configured to receive the engaging portion of the smaller container lid connecting portion when the smaller container lid is connected to the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container; and
a central portion disposed between and separating the first connecting structure and the second connecting structure of the smaller container lid, the first connecting structure and the second connecting structure comprising different types of connecting structures;
wherein the outwardly extending flange of the second connecting structure of the smaller container lid at least partially abuts the inwardly extending flange of the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container when the smaller container lid is connected to the beverage container;
wherein the second connecting structure of the smaller container lid is at least partially disposed in the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container when the smaller container lid is connected to the beverage container; and
wherein the threaded connecting portion of the smaller container is at least partially disposed in the first connecting structure of the smaller container lid when the smaller container is connected to the smaller container lid.

US Pat. No. 10,165,861

CHAIR ASSEMBLY WITH UPHOLSTERY COVERING

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A seating unit component assembly, comprising:a support component adapted to support a portion of a seated user, the support component including a first surface adapted to abut a seated user, a second surface opposite the first surface, a first end surface, a second end surface opposite the first end surface, and a pair of side surfaces extending between the first and second end surfaces; and
a cover having a plurality of sides that cooperate to form an interior space that receives the support component therein, the cover comprising:a first portion comprising a substantially flexible, elastically resilient material covering at least a portion of at least one of the side surfaces of the support component;a second portion comprising a significantly flexible material having a flexibility that is greater than the flexibility of the first portion and covering at least a portion of the first surface and at least a portion of the first end surface of the support component; anda third portion comprising a substantially rigid overlay, wherein the third portion is less flexible than the first portion, and wherein the third portion covers at least a portion of the second surface and at least a portion of the side surfaces of the support component.

US Pat. No. 10,165,857

ROLLER UNIT HAVING INTEGRATED FASTENING PORTION

SEGOS CO., LTD., Incheon...

1. A roller unit comprising:a supporting shaft comprising:
a first flange formed on the fastening portion;
a second flange formed on the first flange and having an outer diameter larger than an outer diameter of the first flange;
a fastening portion formed in a downward direction below the first flange; and
a supporting portion formed on the second flange in an upward direction opposite to the fastening portion;
a rotating body rotatably coupled to the supporting shaft and having a fixing groove recessed in the upward direction and a hollow portion in a center of the rotating body through which the supporting portion is inserted; and
a washer on which the rolling body and the second flange seat, the washer having an insertion protrusion protruding in the upward direction and fitted in the fixing groove to be coupled with the rolling body, thereby preventing separation of the supporting shaft and the rotating body by retaining the supporting shaft and the rotating body.

US Pat. No. 10,165,855

STORAGE RACK

Seville Classics, Inc., ...

1. A method of deploying a rack assembly, comprising:providing a rack comprising:
(i) a frame having a left support, and a right support
(ii) a plurality of shelves, each shelf having:
an enclosing frame member that has two opposing first sides connected by two opposing second sides, with each second side having an interior defined by a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to the first surface, wherein each second side has a planar top surface and a planar bottom surface, and wherein the second surface, the planar top surface and the planar bottom surface are formed in one piece;
at least one slot provided on each of the first surfaces of the second sides, each slot defining an opening located entirely between the planar top surface and the planar bottom surface of the corresponding second side; and
a plurality of separate elongated slats, each slat having a length that is greater than its width, each slat having a plurality of outer surfaces that encircle a cross-section so that the cross-section of each slat is retained inside a slot of the at least one slot, each slat having opposing ends that are positioned at opposing slots at the second sides in a manner such that each end of each slat is retained inside the interior of a corresponding second side, with the second surface completely covering the interior so that the ends of the slats are not visible from outside the second surface; wherein the plurality of outer surfaces of each slat includes two parallel vertical outer surfaces;
connecting one second side of a shelf to the left support; and
connecting the other second side of the shelf to the right support.

US Pat. No. 10,165,832

METHOD OF MAKING A SOLE STRUCTURE COMPRISING A FLUID FILLED MEMBER WITH SLOTS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method of making an article of footwear, comprising the steps of:receiving a fluid filled member including an internal cavity, the fluid filled member including at least one thickened portion; wherein the internal cavity has an X-like cross sectional shape, such that the internal cavity comprises a central cavity portion, a medial upper cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion and separate from a medial lower cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion, and a lateral upper cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion and separate from a lateral lower cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion;
forming a medial slot in the thickened portion in a medial side of the fluid filled member, the medial slot being disposed vertically between the medial upper cavity portion and the medial lower cavity portion;
forming a lateral slot in the thickened portion in a lateral side of the fluid filled member, the lateral slot being disposed vertically between the lateral upper cavity portion and the lateral lower cavity portion;
wherein the central cavity portion, the medial upper cavity portion, the medial lower cavity portion, the lateral upper cavity portion, and the lateral lower cavity portion are all disposed at a similar longitudinal position along a longitudinal direction;
wherein the central cavity portion, the medial upper cavity portion, the medial lower cavity portion, the lateral upper cavity portion, and the lateral lower cavity portion are all in fluid communication with one another at the similar longitudinal position; and
wherein a portion of each of the medial slot, the lateral slot, and a lower slot is disposed adjacent to the internal cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,165,829

SPACER TEXTILE MATERIAL WITH TENSILE STRANDS IN NON-LINEAR ARRANGEMENTS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A spacer textile material comprising:a first layer;
a second layer;
a plurality of connecting members extending between and joining the first layer and the second layer;
a tensile strand;
wherein the first layer is joined to the second layer to define a plurality of channels arranged in a non-linear pattern;
wherein the tensile strand extends through the plurality of channels;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a first channel that is oriented at a first angle relative to a first edge of the spacer textile material;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a second channel that is oriented at a second angle relative to the first edge of the spacer textile material;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a third channel that is oriented at a third angle relative to the first edge of the spacer textile material;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a fourth channel that is oriented at a fourth angle relative to a second edge of the spacer textile material, the second edge is opposite the first edge;
wherein the first angle and the second angle are different;
a first portion of the tensile strand extends from the second edge of the spacer textile material between the first channel and the second channel;
a second portion of the tensile strand extends from the first edge of the spacer textile material between the second channel and the third channel;
a third portion of the tensile strand extends from the second edge of the spacer textile material between the third channel and the fourth channel; and
a fourth portion of the tensile strand extends from a third edge of the spacer textile material.

US Pat. No. 10,165,828

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH DECOUPLED UPPER

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a longitudinal direction extending along a major axis of the article of footwear and a lateral direction extending along a minor axis of the article of footwear;
an upper and a sole structure;
a first side extending along the longitudinal direction of the article of footwear;
a second side extending along the longitudinal direction of the article of footwear; the first side being on an opposite side of the article of footwear from the second side;
a connecting member including a sheet of material, the sheet of material forming the connecting member being folded along the longitudinal direction in a linear orientation along an entire length of the connecting member such that the connecting member includes an upper layer and a lower layer;
the upper layer being attached to the upper along the first side and the lower layer being attached to the sole structure along the first side; the second side of the sole structure and the second side of the upper being directly coupled to each other;
the upper layer and the lower layer of the connecting member being decoupled from one another at the first side such that the upper layer is configured to move substantially independently of the lower layer at the first side, wherein the decoupled upper layer and the decoupled lower layer allow a lower periphery of the upper to move substantially independently of an upper periphery of the sole structure on the first side of the article of footwear; and
wherein the first side is a medial side.

US Pat. No. 10,165,827

OUTSOLE WITH GRIP REDUCTION EXTENSION MEMBERS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An outsole for an article of footwear, the outsole comprising:a sole foundation, the sole foundation having a first surface, the first surface configured as a ground-contacting surface;
a plurality of tread projections, each of the plurality of tread projections having a sidewall surface and a tread projection distal surface, the sidewall surface extending between the sole foundation first surface and the tread projection distal surface forming a distal surface offset distance, the tread projection distal surface having a first area; and
an extension member, the extension member comprised of a proximal portion and a distal portion, the extension member having an extension member length extending from the tread projection distal surface to an extension member distal end, the extension member having a cross sectional area perpendicular to the extension member length that is a second area, the first area being at least three times the area of the second area, the extension member length being at least twice a width of the second area, wherein the extension member length allows for flexibility that enables the extension member to be pushed sideways and to collapse and contact the tread projection distal surface, wherein the collapse of the extension member reduces traction of the article of footwear when worn.

US Pat. No. 10,165,826

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH A MIDSOLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A PERIMETER BLADDER ELEMENT, A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AND A MOLD ASSEMBLY FOR SAME

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method of manufacturing an article of footwear comprising:providing a first bladder element formed from first and second polymeric sheets to form the first bladder element with a substantially arc-shaped heel portion continuously extending to form a lateral arm portion extending forward from the heel portion along a lateral side of the first bladder element, and continuously extending to form a medial arm portion laterally-spaced from the lateral arm portion and extending forward from the heel portion along a medial side of the first bladder element;
providing a sole layer that has an upper surface and a lower surface, and that has multiple protrusions at the lower surface that extend away from the upper surface;
positioning the sole layer on the first bladder element so that the multiple protrusions of the sole layer extend away from the upper surface of the sole layer into a cavity between the lateral arm portion and the medial arm portion of the first bladder element; wherein the sole layer has at least one groove between at least two of the multiple protrusions; securing the sole layer to at least a portion of the first bladder element;
wherein the article of footwear is a first article of footwear; and simultaneously forming the first bladder element for the first article of footwear and a second bladder element for a second article of footwear in a single mold assembly;
wherein the second bladder element has a substantially arc-shaped heel portion continuously extending to form a lateral arm portion extending from the heel portion of the second bladder element along a lateral side of the second bladder element, and continuously extending to form a medial arm portion laterally-spaced from the lateral arm portion of the second bladder element and extending from the heel portion of the second bladder element along a medial side of the second bladder element;
wherein the medial arm portion of the first bladder element is between the lateral arm portion of the second bladder element and the medial arm portion of the second bladder element during said simultaneously forming;
wherein said simultaneously forming in the single mold assembly further includes forming a third bladder element and a fourth bladder element simultaneously with the first bladder element and the second bladder element in the single mold assembly;
wherein each of the third bladder element and the fourth bladder element has a substantially arc-shaped heel portion continuously extending to form a lateral arm portion extending from the heel portion, and continuously extending to form a medial arm portion laterally-spaced from the lateral arm portion and extending from the heel portion; and
wherein the medial arm portion of the third bladder element is between the lateral arm portion and the medial arm portion of the fourth bladder element during said simultaneously forming.

US Pat. No. 10,165,825

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH ADAPTIVE FIT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole, comprising:an outer sole assembly including a plurality of outer sole members spaced apart from each other by a plurality of gaps;
a middle sole assembly defining a plurality of grooves; and
an intermediate layer comprising an elastomer, wherein the intermediate layer is disposed between the outer sole assembly and the middle sole assembly, and the intermediate layer connects the middle sole assembly to the outer sole assembly;
wherein the intermediate layer is more elastic than each of the plurality of outer sole members;
wherein the intermediate layer is more elastic than the middle sole assembly;
wherein one of the plurality of gaps is vertically aligned with a respective one of the plurality of grooves; and
wherein the plurality of gaps includes a forward central gap that extends from a forward edge of the outer sole assembly toward a heel region of the sole to separate the sole between a lateral portion and a medial portion.

US Pat. No. 10,165,824

SOLE MEMBER FOR AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure for an article of footwear, the sole structure comprising:a first composite layer formed from first fibers having a first weave orientation and including a first raised portion extending from a first surface of the first composite layer in a first direction and a second raised portion extending from the first surface of the first composite layer in the first direction, the second raised portion being spaced apart from the first raised portion along a longitudinal axis of the sole structure and including a different shape than the first raised portion; and
a second composite layer attached to the first composite layer, formed from second fibers having a second weave orientation, and including a third raised portion extending from a first surface of the second composite layer in a second direction and a fourth raised portion extending from the first surface of the second composite layer in the second direction, the fourth raised portion being spaced apart from the third raised portion along a longitudinal axis of the sole structure and including a different shape than the third raised portion.

US Pat. No. 10,165,816

ADORNING APPARATUS AND HEADWEAR USING THE SAME

YUPOONG, INC., Seoul (KR...

1. A headwear and adorning apparatus assembly, comprising:a size controller having a male size control portion having a base end affixed to the headwear and a female size control portion having a base end affixed to the headwear, the male size control portion having a distal end, the female size control portion having a distal end, the distal ends affixing to one another, the distal ends defining an overlapping portion for selectively adjusting a head size of the headwear;
an adorning apparatus having an adorning portion and a support portion to support the adorning portion, the adorning apparatus being attachable to and detachable from the size controller,
wherein:
the size controller spans across an opening portion defined by the headwear,
the male size control portion has a coupling protrusion and the female size portion has a coupling hole,
the adorning portion has a front surface and a back surface, the front surface being three-dimensionally adorned and the back surface being flat,
the support portion extends away in a vertical direction from the adorning portion for a distance that is equal to a width of the size controller, the support portion being interposed between the male size control portion and the female size control portion and disposed within the overlapping portion,
the support portion is rectangular and is thinner than the adorning portion,
the support portion has a detachable coupling portion for detachably being coupled to the male size control portion,
a recess portion is formed in the size controller, and extended in a head circumferential direction corresponding to a thickness and a width of the support portion to receive the support portion,
the recess portion is located within a space defined by the opening portion, and
a height of the coupling protrusion is greater than a sum of a thickness of the size controller and the thickness of the support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,165,810

CUT RESISTANT GLOVE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CUT RESISTANT GLOVE

Showa Glove Co., Hyogo (...

1. A cut resistant glove comprising a glove main body manufactured by plating knitting using a ground yarn and an additional yarn, wherein the ground yarn comprises a core material, and a cover yarn wound around the core material, wherein the core material comprising a string made of a metal or glass fiber, wherein the core material further comprising a support yarn made of an organic fiber arranged along the string, wherein an average thickness of the support yarn being no less than 45 dtex and no greater than 100 dtex, and the additional yarn being made of organic fiber and comprising a core yarn and a cover yarn wound around the core yarn of the additional yarn, an elongation rate of 30-g load to 3-g load of the additional yarn is no greater than 30%, an average thickness of the ground yarn is no less than 135 dtex and no greater than 440 dtex, and an average thickness of the additional yarn is no less than 135 dtex and no greater than 670 dtex, and wherein a ratio of the average thickness of the additional yarn to the average thickness of the ground yarn is no less than 0.9 and no greater than 2.5, and the cut resistant glove is composed of stitches of at least 13 gauges and is provided with a coating layer made of a resin or rubber on an outer surface side of the glove.

US Pat. No. 10,165,804

BRA AND GARMENT WITH BRA PORTION

Cupid Foundations, Inc., ...

1. A garment comprising:a cup portion comprising two cups;
a body portion including a body fabric, the body portion shaped to define the cup portion or to attach to the cup portion;
a band formed with the body portion below the cup portion, the band being made of a material that stretches from an original shape when subject to tension;
two arcuate resilient wires, each resilient wire positioned on the garment proximate a contour of a respective cup in the cup portion, wherein each resilient wire includes a first portion encompassing an apex of the arcuate resilient wire, the first portion only attached to the band and forming an anchor region; and
a central control region located on the body portion between the two arcuate resilient wires having a material property such that when the garment is subject to tension, wherein the band stretches less at the anchor region than areas of the band outside of the anchor region when the band is subject to tension.

US Pat. No. 10,165,799

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH SELF-ACTIVATED ELECTRIC HEATER

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:a liquid storage portion configured to store a liquid vapor-forming substrate;
an electric heater including at least one heating element, the at least one heating element configured to heat the liquid vapor-forming substrate; and
electronic circuitry configured to
self-activate the electric heater for a first time interval during a period of inactivity of the electric heater between consecutive applications of negative pressure to a mouth-end of the electronic vaping device, and
determine depletion of the liquid vapor-forming substrate based on a relationship between a power applied to the at least one heating element during the first time interval and a resulting temperature change of the at least one heating element during the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,165,797

CIGARETTE DISTILLATION AND ATOMIZATION DEVICE

SMISS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A cigarette distillation and atomization device, comprising: a support, an air inlet, and an air outlet, wherein the air inlet and the air outlet are provided on the support; a first heating system and a second heating system are provided in the support; the first heating system and the second heating system are hermetically connected; the first heating system comprises a first cylinder; the second heating system comprises a second cylinder; an inner cavity of the second cylinder is used to place a cigarette; a height of the second cylinder is 20 mm-64 mm, and an inner diameter of the second cylinder is equivalent to an outer diameter of the cigarette; the first heating system is provided with a first heating circuit used to preheat cold air that enters the first heating system, the second heating system is provided with a second heating circuit used to dilute, bake, and atomize the cigarette when the cigarette placed in the second heating system; air entering the air inlet is heated by the first heating system to form a hot air flow, and the hot air flow enters the second heating system; and the hot air flow and the second heating system simultaneously heat the cigarette placed in the second cylinder to form smoke, and the smoke goes out from the air outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,165,795

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CURVED EDGE CIGARETTE ROLLING PAPER

Curved Papers, Inc., Pla...

1. A method of manufacturing packaged curved edge cigarette rolling papers comprising the steps of:stacking a multiplicity of rectangular cigarette rolling paper blanks to form a leaf stack having a top face, a bottom face opposing said top face, a front side, a back side opposing side front side, a spine side and a trim side opposing said spine side;
enclosing said leaf stack within a three sided folded cover which completely overlies the top face, spine side and bottom face to form a covered leaf stack having a trim end and an opposed spine end;
banding a portion of said covered leaf stack within a sleeve that wraps around the covered leaf stack overlying the top and bottom faces and contacting the front and back sides; and
cutting the cover and leaf stack at the trim end while said sleeve retains the leaf stack in alignment with said folded cover to form packaged curved edge cigarette rolling papers.

US Pat. No. 10,165,786

PASTRY BAG, AUXILIARY MEMBER, DECORATION FORMING TOY AND DECORATION FORMING TOY SET

EPOCH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A pastry bag comprising:a container configured to contain a creamy substance;
a connecting section at least partially disposed inside the container and extending outside of the container;
a nozzle connected to the container by the connecting section, the nozzle including an opening through which the creamy substance passes out of the container; and
an auxiliary member at least partially disposed inside of one or both of the connecting section and the nozzle, the auxiliary member comprising:
a fixing portion that holds the auxiliary member to the nozzle;
a positioning portion to be brought into contact with a creation surface on which a decoration is to be created, the positioning portion extending through the opening of the nozzle;
at least one connecting rod connecting the positioning portion and the fixing portion;
at least one front rib formed between a part of the positioning portion on a front side of the connecting rod and a front surface of the connecting rod, the at least one front rib extending from the at least one connecting rod towards the opening of the nozzle; and
at least one rear rib connecting a part of the positioning portion on a rear side of the connecting rod and a rear surface of the connecting rod, the at least one rear rib extending from the at least one connecting rod away from the opening of the nozzle,
wherein the fixing portion is sandwiched between the nozzle and the connecting section.

US Pat. No. 10,165,756

WIRELESS LOCATION ASSISTED ZONE GUIDANCE SYSTEM INCORPORATING A RAPID COLLAR MOUNT AND NON-NECROTIC STIMULATION

GPSIP, Inc., Oshkosh, WI...

1. A collar-mounted GPS and stimulation unit incorporating a rapid collar mount and non-necrotic stimulation, comprising:a body having a first major surface, a second major surface spaced from said first major surface, a superior lateral edge adjoining said first and second major surfaces, an inferior lateral edge distal and inferior to said superior lateral edge, a first longitudinal end, and a second longitudinal end distal to said first longitudinal end;
a plurality of stimulation electrodes within an exposed electrode plane substantially parallel with and immediately adjacent to said body second major surface;
a GPS sensor and associated electronics contained within said body, wherein said associated electronics further comprises a capacitive detector coupled to said plurality of stimulation electrodes, said capacitive detector configured to detect a capacitance of fur adjacent to said plurality of stimulation electrodes when said body is properly secured to a dog and configured to turn on said GPS sensor responsive to said fur capacitance detection;
a first quick-mount retention clip extending from said superior lateral edge adjacent to said first longitudinal end to a first clip termination and defining a first gap between said first clip termination and said first longitudinal end, said first gap configured to receive and retain a first collar portion between said first quick-mount retention clip and said first longitudinal end;
a second quick-mount retention clip extending from said inferior lateral edge adjacent to said first longitudinal end to a second clip termination and defining a second gap between said second clip termination and said first longitudinal end, said second gap configured to receive and retain a second collar portion between said second quick-mount retention clip and said first longitudinal end;
said first and second clip terminations spaced from each other by a distance less than a distance between said first and second quick mount retention clips adjacent to said first longitudinal end and thereby configured to operatively entrap a collar therebetween;
a third quick-mount retention clip extending from said superior lateral edge adjacent to said second longitudinal end to a third clip termination and defining a third gap between said third clip termination and said second longitudinal end, said third gap configured to receive and retain a third collar portion between said third quick-mount retention clip and said second longitudinal end; and
a fourth quick-mount retention clip extending from said inferior lateral edge adjacent to said second longitudinal end to a fourth clip termination and defining a fourth gap between said fourth clip termination and said second longitudinal end, said fourth gap configured to receive and retain a fourth collar portion between said fourth quick-mount retention clip and said second longitudinal end;
said third and fourth clip terminations spaced from each other by a distance less than a distance between said third and fourth quick mount retention clips adjacent to said second longitudinal end and thereby configured to operatively entrap said collar therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,165,755

WIRELESS LOCATION ASSISTED ZONE GUIDANCE SYSTEM REGION LOOKUP

GPSIP, Inc., Oshkosh, WI...

1. A wireless location assisted zone guidance system comprising:a housing;
an electrical power source contained within said housing;
at least one animal stimulation apparatus coupled with said housing and electrically powered by said electrical power source;
a wireless location determination apparatus contained within said housing, powered by said electrical power source, and adapted to operatively generate electrical latitude and longitude information representative of a current position of said housing;
an electrical processor coupled to said wireless location determination apparatus and configured to receive said electrical latitude and longitude information therefrom;
memory electrically accessible by said electrical processor;
an electrically powered human interface adapted to convert electrical signal input to human-comprehendible output and adapted to receive electrical signals representative of human input;
a data table stored in said electrically accessible memory uniquely locating at least two geographically separated assisted guidance regions;
said electrical processor configured to operatively compare said received electrical latitude and longitude information to said data table to generate a first represented current position within said data table and to generate a second represented current position that is subsequent to said first represented current position and further configured to vary an output of said at least one animal stimulation apparatus responsive to said second represented current position relative to said first one of said at least two assisted guidance regions when said first represented current position of said housing is within said first one of said at least two assisted guidance regions, and configured to generate and convey a query to said human interface when said first represented position is outside of each one of said at least two assisted guidance regions.

US Pat. No. 10,165,741

IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH STEADY STATE SPEEDS OF MOVEMENT

Irrovation LLC, Omaha, N...

1. An irrigation system having a movement direction over a ground surface of a field, the irrigation system comprising:a plurality of spans, each having a longitudinal axis, said plurality of spans being connected at a flexible juncture and having a state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans;
an intermediate tower structure between the plurality of spans configured to support the plurality of spans above the ground surface;
a variable-speed drive assembly of the intermediate tower structure having a wheel configured to contact the ground surface below the irrigation system and a span motor configured to drive the wheel so as to propel the intermediate tower structure over the ground surface;
an alignment detector of the variable-speed drive assembly having a first switch and a second switch configured to detect and output the state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans indicating: (a) a lagging state of misalignment; (b) a leading state of misalignment; or (c) a state of alignment that is neither lagging nor leading;
the alignment detector having:
the first switch with a first arm, a first normally closed switch contact, a first normally opened switch contact, and a first common switch contact;
the second switch with a second arm, a second normally closed switch contact, a second normally opened switch contact, and a second common switch contact;
wherein the first and second arms detect and output the state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans; and
a variable-speed drive controller of the variable-speed drive assembly controlling the speed of the intermediate tower structure over the ground surface, said variable-speed drive controller monitoring and processing the output of the alignment detector and, based on the state of alignment detected by the alignment detector, increasing the speed of the span motor in the lagging state of misalignment, decreasing the speed of the span motor in the leading state of misalignment, or maintaining the current speed of the span motor in the state of alignment that is neither lagging nor leading; to thereby maintain substantial straight alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans.

US Pat. No. 10,165,734

GROWING SYSTEM MIXING BOX

Greenhouse HVAC, LLC, Ja...

1. A growing system mixing box comprising:a housing through which gaseous fluids flow;
a plurality of inlets to the housing, and an outlet from the housing, the outlet being spaced apart from the plurality of inlets, the plurality of inlets including a CO2-containing exhaust inlet;
a plurality of cooling coils, in series, disposed between the plurality of inlets and the outlet;
a heating coil, in series with the plurality of cooling coils, the heating coil being disposed between the plurality of cooling coils and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,165,728

EDGER WITH SHIELDING ASSEMBLY

Echo Incorporated, Lake ...

1. An edger comprising:a main frame that can be advanced controllably relative to subjacent terrain;
a cutting assembly on the main frame;
a drive for rotating the cutting assembly around a first axis,
the cutting assembly configured to produce a trench in underlying terrain as the cutting assembly is rotated by the drive in operation,
the produced trench having a width extending along the first axis,
the cutting assembly having a perimeter edge with a contour extending over an axial distance; and
a shielding assembly defining a radially inwardly facing surface that resides radially outside of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly,
the radially inwardly facing surface having a shape that is at least nominally matched to the contour of an axial extent of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly so that as the cutting assembly rotates the radially inwardly facing surface and perimeter edge of the cutting assembly cooperate to each avoid buildup of foreign matter on the other,
the radially inwardly facing surface, with the edger viewed in cross-section along a plane containing the first axis, having a non-straight shape where the radially facing surface extends over an axial extent of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,724

POTATO SEED PLANTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PLANTING POTATO SEED USING THE APPARATUS

Crary Industries, Inc., ...

1. A potato seed planting apparatus comprising:a frame configured to be advanced over a subjacent field to which potato seed is to be planted;
at least one container on the frame for a supply of potato seed; and
a plurality of laterally spaced planting units on the frame,
each of the planting units configured to cause individual potato seeds from the at least one container to be individually handled and so that only single potato seeds are discharged to the subjacent field at controlled time intervals as the potato seed planting apparatus is advanced in a travel path,
first and second of the planting units configured so that the discharge time intervals for potato seeds from the first planting unit are different than the discharge time intervals for potato seeds from the second planting unit with the potato seed planting apparatus advanced at a first speed in the travel path.
US Pat. No. 10,167,373

POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A polyamide resin foam shaped product comprising a polyamide resin, whereinthe polyamide resin foam shaped product has a crystallinity X of 10% to 50% and a crystallite size D of 10 nm or more as calculated based on a peak having a smallest peak width in an X-ray diffraction profile of the polyamide resin foam shaped product.
US Pat. No. 10,167,382

SEALING MATERIAL

ENRICHMENT TECHNOLOGY COM...

1. A sealing material for the production of a gas seal, wherein the constituents of the sealing material include a bromobutyl elastomer in an amount of 100 parts by weight, a filler material in an amount between 10 and 100 parts by weight for setting the volume of the sealing material, a curing agent of a peroxide in an amount between 0.5 and 3.0 parts by weight for curing the sealing material, a material for acid neutralization, and a cross-linking component serving as a multi-functional reagent for peroxidically cross-linked elastomers in an amount between 0.1 and 2.0 parts by weight for further enhancing gas-tightness of the peroxidically cross-linked sealing material, wherein the material for acid neutralization consists essentially of an organic binder and activated magnesium oxide (MgO) embedded in the organic binder.
US Pat. No. 10,167,385

ACRYLIC PROCESSING AID, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME AND POLYVINYLCHLORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. An acrylic processing aid having a core-shell structure:wherein both the core and shell comprise a polymer prepared by copolymerizing a methyl methacrylate monomer and an alkyl acrylate monomer having 1 to 18 carbon atoms,
wherein the core comprises the polymer having a weight-average molecular weight ranging from 10,000,000 to 18,000,000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,167,389

POLYPHENYLENE ETHER RESIN COMPOSITION

GRAND TEK ADVANCE MATERIA...

1. A polyphenylene ether resin composition, comprising:100 parts by weight of polyphenylene ether resin;
25 to 40 parts by weight of copolymer; and
0.01 to 0.02 parts by weight of initiator,
wherein the copolymer is
(A) copolymer polymerized of (a) mono-functional monomer, (b1) bi-functional monomer, and (c) tri-functional monomer through radical polymerization;
(B) copolymer polymerized of (a) mono-functional monomer and (b2) bi-functional monomer through radical polymerization, or
(C) a combination thereof;
wherein (a) mono-functional monomer comprises styrene, ?-methyl styrene, 4-methyl styrene, or a combination thereof;
(b1) bi-functional monomer comprises bisphenol A dimethacrylate, divinylbenzene, 1,3-diisopropenylbenzene, or a combination thereof;
(b2) bi-functional monomer comprises a combination of (b21) diallyl phthalate and (b22) bisphenol A dimethacrylate, divinylbenzene, 1,3-diisopropenyl benzene, or a combination thereof; and
(c) tri-functional monomer comprises 1,3,5-triallylisocyanurate, triallylcyanurate, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,170,212

METAL-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS

FARADION LIMITED, Sheffi...

1. A solid state process for preparing a metal-containing compound comprising the formula:AaMb(XcYd)eZf
wherein:
A is an alkali metal selected from one or more of sodium and potassium;
M comprises one or more metals selected from the group consisting of titanium, vanadium, niobium, tantalum, hafnium, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten, manganese, iron, osmium, cobalt, nickel, palladium, platinum, copper, silver, gold, zinc, cadmium, aluminium, scandium, yttrium, zirconium, technetium, rhenium, ruthenium, rhodium, iridium, mercury, gallium, indium, tin, lead, bismuth, magnesium, calcium, beryllium, strontium barium, boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, antimony and tellurium;
(XcYd) is at least one first anion and is a moiety selected from one or more of PO4 and/or P2O7; and
Z is at least one second anion
wherein a>0; b>0; c>0; d>0; e>0 and f?0;
wherein a, b, c, d, e and f are chosen to maintain electroneutrality;
comprising the steps:
a) forming a mixture of starting materials in their solid form, comprising i) one or more M metal-containing precursor compounds, ii) one or more A metal-containing and hypophosphite-containing materials;
b) heating the mixture of starting materials from 150° C. to 1200° C. in the absence of an oxidizing atmosphere to form the metal-containing compound; and
c) recovering the metal-containing compound.
US Pat. No. 10,170,750

LITHIUM-CONDUCTING SULFUR COMPOUND CATHODE FOR LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A method of making a cathode for a battery, comprising the steps of:reacting sulfur with Li3PS4 in a liquid solvent to provide a composition comprising Li3PS4+n (0 creating a slurry with the compound, a binder and carbon; and
coating a current collector with the slurry and forming a cathode with the slurry.
US Pat. No. 10,166,137

HIGH BARRIER ELASTOMER FECAL CATHETER OR OSTOMY POUCH

CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A fecal catheter comprising an odor barrier material comprising:i) a thermoplastic elastomer selected from the group consisting of a styrenic block copolymer, a thermoplastic vulcanizate, or a polyolefin elastomer;
ii) an odor barrier modifier selected from polyisobutene, polybutene, or an organoclay; and
iii) at least 0.1% antiblocking agent selected from the group consisting of essentially inorganic fillers, including silica, talc, clay, and mica; and
wherein the antiblocking agent imparts an interior rough surface having an arithmetic mean surface roughness (Ra) not less than 0.1 ?m, wherein the fecal catheter is non-blocking upon folding and packaging.
US Pat. No. 10,166,395

INHIBITION OF INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE PRODUCTION BY CHOLINERGIC AGONISTS AND VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

The Feinstein Institute f...

1. A method for treating inflammation by inhibiting an inflammatory cytokine cascade in a patient, wherein the method comprises:evoking a sustained inhibition of the patient's inflammatory cytokine cascade by electrically stimulating the patient's vagus nerve for a first duration, followed by a second duration during which the patient's vagus nerve is not electrically stimulated, wherein the second duration is at least three times longer than the first duration,
wherein at the end of the second duration the levels of inflammatory cytokines are inhibited by at least 20% over the untreated state, and wherein the patient's heart rate remains stable for 10 minutes after the vagus nerve is electrically stimulated.
US Pat. No. 10,167,425

ETCHING SOLUTION CAPABLE OF SUPPRESSING PARTICLE APPEARANCE

OCI COMPANY LTD., Seoul ...

1. An etching solution for suppressing particle appearance comprising:an aqueous solution including phosphoric acid;
a first silane compound including 1 to 6 silicon atoms where at least one silicon atom is bonded to three or more hydrophilic functional groups, wherein a concentration of the first silane compound in the etching solution ranges from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm;
a second silane compound including 1 to 6 silicon atoms where the number of hydrophilic functional groups bonded to one silicon atom is a maximum of 2, wherein a concentration of the second silane compound in the etching solution ranges from 100 ppm to 30,000 ppm; and
a fluorine-containing compound.
US Pat. No. 10,166,412

SKIN LIGHTENING COMPOSITION COMPRISING 4-HEXYLRESORCINOL AND ILOMASTAT

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A skin lightening composition comprisinga) an effective amount of 4-hexylresorcinol; and
b) an effective amount of galardin.
US Pat. No. 10,167,440

MARINE ENGINE LUBRICATION

INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LI...

1. A trunk piston marine engine lubricating oil composition of TBN in the range of 20 to 60 mg KOH/g for a medium-speed compression-ignited marine engine which comprises or is made by blending(A) an oil-soluble metal dithiophosphoric acid salt additive component, in a minor amount, which component consists essentially of zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate where the alkyl group is a C6 primary alkyl group; and
(B) an oil-soluble overbased metal detergent additive component, in a minor amount; with
(C) an oil of lubricating viscosity in a major amount.
US Pat. No. 10,167,447

SUPPORTS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING INTEGRATION OF CARTILAGE TISSUE EXPLANTS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A method of making a cartilage tissue construct, the method comprising:placing a first surface of a first cartilage tissue piece and a first surface of a second cartilage tissue piece adjacent to an exposed surface of a solid or semi-solid support, wherein at least one of the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece comprises a cartilage explant;
culturing, in vitro, the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece on the exposed surface of the support, including reorienting at least one of the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece, relative to the support, to direct the expansion or shape of the reoriented cartilage tissue piece.
US Pat. No. 10,167,449

HUMAN BROWN ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS AND USES

BIORESTORATIVE THERAPIES,...

1. A human neonatal brown adipose tissue differentiated cell derived from an isolated human neonatal brown adipose tissue stem cell,wherein the isolated human neonatal brown adipose tissue stem cell is grown in a culture medium comprising fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) and differentiates into the human neonatal brown adipose differentiated cell;
wherein UCP-1, ELOVL3, and PGC1A gene expression is upregulated in the human neonatal brown adipose tissue differentiated cell.
US Pat. No. 10,167,454

COMPOSITIONS USEFUL IN TREATMENT OF ORNITHINE TRANSCARBAMYLASE (OTC) DEFICIENCY

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A recombinant viral vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding human ornithine transcarbamylase (hOTC) and expression control sequences which direct expression of hOTC in a liver cell, wherein the hOTC nucleic acid sequence is less than 80% identical to the wild-type hOTC sequence over the mature sequence or full length hOTC of SEQ ID NO: 1, and expresses a functional hOTC, wherein said hOTC nucleic acid sequence is SEQ ID NO: 5 or a nucleic acid sequence at least 96 to 99% identical thereto.
US Pat. No. 10,166,177

SILK PROTEIN FRAGMENT COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES MANUFACTURED THEREFROM

Silk Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A gel comprising a silk protein fragment composition comprising:pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments substantially devoid of sericin and comprising:
an average weight average molecular weight ranging from about 17 kDa to about 38 kDa; and
a polydispersity of between about 1.5 and about 3.0; and
water,
wherein the composition prior to gelation is a solution which does not spontaneously or gradually gelate and does not visibly change in color or turbidity when in the solution for at least 10 days,
wherein the gel includes between 0 ppm and 500 ppm of inorganic residuals, and
wherein the gel includes between 0 ppm and 500 ppm of organic residuals.
US Pat. No. 10,166,693

TREATED POROUS MATERIAL

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method for preparing a treated cellulosic material comprising:(a) providing a cellulosic material comprising wood or wood composite materials;
(b) a first treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material under a pressure greater than or lower than ambient with an aqueous dispersion comprising a polymer, the polymer comprising an olefin-carboxylic acid copolymer; and
(c) a second treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material under a pressure greater than or lower than ambient with a modifying agent, the modifying agent comprising a bivalent, trivalent, or tetravalent metal ion.
US Pat. No. 10,167,462

MODIFIED EL188 ENDOLYSIN SEQUENCE

LYSANDO AG, Triesenberg ...

1. A polypeptide comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein SEQ ID NO: 1 is characterized byX1 may be absent or any amino acid,
X120 may be any amino acid,
X126 may be any amino acid,
X128 may be any amino acid,
X134 may be any amino acid,
X135 may be any amino acid,
X138 may be any amino acid,
X171 may be any amino acid,
X173 may be any amino acid,
X182 may be any amino acid,
X187 may be any amino acid,
X197 may be any amino acid,
X198 may be any amino acid,
X204 may be any amino acid,
X230 may be any amino acid,
X231 may be any amino acid,
X234 may be any amino acid, andwherein the polypeptide does neither comprise the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 nor of SEQ ID NO: 183, wherein the polypeptide does not comprise an E155A mutation at position 155 of SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein X135 is not C.
US Pat. No. 10,166,186

NUTRITIONAL AND MEDICINAL ORAL COMPOSITION FOR VETERINARY USE

VIRBAC, Carros (FR)

1. A method for obtaining a nutritional and medicinal oral composition for veterinary use comprising the following steps:a) supplying cores of complete feed extrudate,
b) providing a medicinal agent selected in the group consisting of (i) at least one active principle in the form of non-encapsulated microparticles preconditioned in the form of a solution or a suspension of the active principle in an oily liquid or providing (ii) at least one active principle in the form of non-encapsulated microparticles preconditioned in the form of waxy granules, wherein the active principle is selected from angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), renin inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, firocoxib, ciclosporin, S-adenosyl-methionine, eplerenone, spironolactone, amlodipine and levosimendan,
b1) bringing the cores of complete feed extrudate into contact with the medicinal agent, and
b2) coating the extrudate cores obtained at the end of step b1) with at least one layer of fat, at a temperature below 40° C.
US Pat. No. 10,167,470

ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT OF LEBER CONGENITAL AMAUROSIS

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIV...

1. A method for treating a CEP290-related disease or condition requiring modulating, splicing of CEP290 c.2991+1655A>G, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an exon skipping antisense oligonucleotide that is sufficiently complementary to SEQ ID NO: 6, SEQ ID NO: 7, or SEQ ID NO: 8 to specifically bind to SEQ ID NO:6, SEQ ID NO:7, or SEQ ID NO:8, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,166,195

VACCINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS USING YEAST CELL WALL PARTICLES

Orbis Health Solutions, L...

1. A method for treating cancer, comprising administering to a subject a composition comprising (i) a yeast cell wall particle; (ii) a silicate, and (iii) an exogenous biological material loaded within the particle, wherein the biological material comprises a tumor lysate, and wherein the yeast cell wall particle is coated with the silicate.
US Pat. No. 10,166,205

TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

SEBELA INTERNATIONAL BERM...

1. A gel composition for topical administration consisting essentially of:(i) naftifine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, present in an amount of from about 0.5 wt % to about 4 wt %;
(ii) a solvent comprising a glycol solvent component and an alkyl alcohol solvent component, present in an amount of from about 10 wt % to about 50 wt %;
(iii) a non-carbomer rheology modifier selected from a hydroxy cellulose, present in an amount of from about 0.75 wt % to about 2.25 wt %;
(iv) a polysorbate solubilizing agent present in an amount of from about 3 wt % to about 8 wt %;
(v) an amine pH adjuster in an amount of from about 0.12 wt % to about 0.23 wt %; and
one or more of: water, a preservative, a chelating agent, a coloring agent, and a fragrance, wherein the gel composition exhibits an in vitro release rate under the SUPAC-SS guidance of from about 2700 ?g/cm2/hr1/2 to about 3134 ?g/cm2/hr1/2.
US Pat. No. 10,167,493

METHODS FOR PRODUCING CAROTENOIDS FROM FERMENTATION BY-PRODUCTS

DIREVO Industrial Biotech...

1. A method for extracting a carotenoid for use in animal feed, wherein said method comprises the steps of:a) converting starch containing material to fermentable sugars;
b) fermenting said fermentable sugars with a microorganism;
c) separating a by-product from said fermentation;
d) recovering oil from said by-product;
e) contacting said oil with a solid adsorption material;
f) separating said solid adsorption material from said oil;
g) extracting a carotenoid from said adsorption material using tert butyl methyl ether; and
h) introducing said extracted carotenoid as an ingredient into animal feed.
US Pat. No. 10,166,217

FUNGAL KERATITIS PROPHYLACTIC OR THERAPEUTIC AGENT

SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A method for prevention or treatment of keratomycosis in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising rapamycin or a salt thereof as an active ingredient.
US Pat. No. 10,166,224

NICOTINE SALT WITH META-SALICYLIC ACID AND APPLICATIONS THEREIN

ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, I...

1. A drug supply article comprising:a heat-conductive substrate having an impermeable surface;
a nicotine composition comprising nicotine meta-salicylate coated on at least a portion of the surface in the form of a film having a thickness; and
a heat source operable to supply heat to the substrate at a rate that achieves a temperature sufficient to vaporize all or a portion of the coated nicotine composition within a period of 2 seconds;
wherein the vaporized nicotine composition comprises an effective amount of the nicotine;
wherein the film has a thickness between 0.05 and 30 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,167,248

PROCESS FOR THE REDUCTIVE AMINATION AND SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION OF SUBSTRATES CONTAINING A SELECTED HALOGEN

Taminco BVBA, Ghent (BE)...

1. A process for the reductive amination of a halo-benzaldehyde in the presence of a nitrogen containing compound, wherein the halogen atom is selected from the list consisting of chlorine, bromine, iodine, and combinations thereof, in the presence of hydrogen and a heterogeneous catalyst supported on carbon, said heterogenous catalyst comprising at least one first metal comprising palladium, rhodium, or ruthenium, together with at least one second metal comprising silver, nickel, cobalt, tin, copper, or gold.
US Pat. No. 10,167,518

METHODS OF STRATIFYING PATIENTS FOR TREATMENT WITH RETINOIC ACID RECEPTOR-ALPHA AGONISTS

Syros Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of diagnosing and treating a human subject suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), the method comprising:a. diagnosing whether the subject has a tamibarotene-sensitive form of the MDS based on a level of retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARA) mRNA previously determined to be present in a sample of diseased cells from the subject, wherein the RARA mRNA is transcribed from a RARA gene that encodes a functional retinoic acid receptor-? and specifically excludes gene fusions that comprise all or a portion of the RARA gene; and
b. administering to the subject an amount of tamibarotene effective to treat the MDS,
wherein the level of RARA mRNA is equal to or above a predetermined threshold.
US Pat. No. 10,166,240

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ANESTHESIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A method for inducing conscious sedation comprising orally administering to a patient in need thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) a therapeutically effective quantity of a first pharmaceutically active compound selected from the group consisting of midazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, flunitrazepam, alprazolam, chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam and clorazepate, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates or N-oxides thereof;
(b) a therapeutically effective quantity of a second pharmaceutically active compound selected from the group consisting of ketamine, dextrorphan, etomidate, methadone, memantine, amantadine, dextromethorphan, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates or N-oxides thereof;
(c) a pharmaceutically suitable binder therefor; and
(d) optionally, a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient,
wherein the pharmaceutical composition is formulated as a solid item adapted for sublingual or buccal administration, the solid item being selected from the group consisting of a troche, a lozenge, a capsule, a pill, a cap, and a bolus,
thereby inducing conscious sedation in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,167,525

ASSAYS

ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, ...

1. A method, comprising:(a) providing: an amount of a reporter compound; a first binding member being configured to bind an anchor group of a capture molecule; a second binding member capable of capturing the reporter compound; an amount of a target nucleic acid capable of forming complexes with the reporter compound, the forming of complexes with the reporter compound inhibiting capturing of the reporter compound by the second binding member; and an amount of capture molecules wherein each capture molecule comprises a binding portion specific to a region of the target nucleic acid and an anchor group;
(b) forming complexes each comprising the target nucleic acid and the capture molecule;
(c) contacting the complexes with the first binding member to bind the complexes to the first binding member
(d) releasing at least a subset of the amount of target nucleic acid from the first binding member;
(e) forming complexes of a subset of the amount of reporter compound with at least a subset of the amount of target nucleic acid;
(f) capturing a remaining subset of the amount of reporter compound not in complex with the target nucleic acid on the second binding member:
(g) determining a value indicative of the amount of reporter compound captured on the second binding member; and
(h) determining a value indicative of the amount of target nucleic acid based on the value indicative of the amount of reporter compound captured on the second binding member; and
(i) wherein the value indicative of the amount of reporter compound captured on the second binding member is determined before forming complexes of the subset of the amount of reporter compound with at least the subset of the amount of target nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,166,245

ENZYMATIC PROCESS FOR OBTAINING 17 ALPHA-MONOESTERS OF CORTEXOLONE AND/OR ITS 9,11-DEHYDRODERIVATIVES

Cassiopea S.P.A., Lainat...

1. Crystalline form I of cortexolone-17?-propionate characterized by:a DRX as shown in FIG. 1; or
a DRX with at least peaks at about: 7.6, 8.4, 14.3, 14.8, 15.7, 17.0, and 20.1 degrees 2theta.
US Pat. No. 10,166,247

COMPOSITION FOR INHALATION

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A stable pharmaceutical composition comprising formoterol, budesonide or an epimer thereof, 1,1,1-2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane (HFA 227), polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and polyethylene glycol (PEG).
US Pat. No. 10,165,744

INBRED CORN LINE KM5

Limagrain Europe, S.A., ...

1. A seed of inbred corn line designated KM5, wherein a representative sample of seed of said line was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125125.
US Pat. No. 10,170,614

METHOD OF FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a first well and a second well in a substrate, wherein said first well is doped with dopants of a first conductivity type and said second well is doped with dopants of a second conductivity type;
forming a third well within said first well;
forming a gate structure above said substrate, said gate structure partially overlying at least said first and second wells;
forming a first epi region on said third well, wherein said first epi region is doped with second dopants of said second conductivity type; and
forming a drain region that is electrically coupled to said second well.
US Pat. No. 10,166,263

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PATHOGEN INHIBITING BACTERIA

MICROBIOS, INC., Houston...

1. A method of manufacturing a composition comprising live bacterial cells, the method comprising:inoculating a bacterial fermentation medium with live Enterococcus faecium cells strain MB505 having ATCC Accession Number PTA-121709; and
harvesting the live Enterococcus faecium cells during at least one logarithmic phase of growth.
US Pat. No. 10,168,318

METHOD OF MEASURING CELL-SUBSTRATE IMPEDANCE IN LIVING CELLS TO IDENTIFY COMPOUNDS AFFECTING RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE (RTK) ACTIVITY AND PATHWAYS

ACEA Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A method of identifying a potential therapeutic compound that affects a Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) pathway in cancer cells, the method comprising:a) providing a device capable of measuring cell-substrate impedance, wherein the device comprises at least two wells, each well comprising an electrode array, further wherein the device is operably connected to an impedance analyzer;
b) culturing cells embodied as cancer cells in serum-free media in the at least two wells;
c) adding to a first well a proposed therapeutic compound that affects an RTK pathway and an RTK stimulating factor for the RTK pathway to form a test well, and adding to another well the RTK stimulating factor to form a control well;
d) continuously monitoring cell-substrate impedance of the at least two wells and optionally determining cell indices from the monitored cell-substrate impedance; and
e) determining a difference in impedance or optionally in cell index between the test well and control well; and if significantly different,
f) concluding the proposed therapeutic compound is therapeutically active in the RTK pathway within the cancer cells.
US Pat. No. 10,166,270

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR AFFECTING CYTOKINES AND NF-?B

Zivo Bioscience, Inc., K...

1. A method of treating inflammation in a subject in need thereof; the method comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of phyto-percolate derived from culturing microorganisms of ATCC Deposit #PTA-5863 wherein the inflammation is treated by the phyto-percolate up regulating anti-inflammatory cytokines while down regulating pro-inflammatory cytokines.
US Pat. No. 10,166,271

METHODS FOR PROMOTING HAIR GROWTH

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for promoting hair growth in a subject, comprising:administering to a subject having a decrease in the number of hair follicles in the anagen phase an effective amount of a cyclic peptide non-selective antagonist of corticotrophin release factor (CRF) receptors 1 and 2 that increases the number of hair follicles in the anagen phase, wherein the antagonist is astressin B and administration is by subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, topical or transdermal delivery;
increasing the number of hair follicles in the anagen phase; and
promoting hair growth in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,166,279

VACCINE

The Administrators of the...

1. A mutant of an E. coli heat-stable toxin (ST) having the following wild-type sequence:NSSNYCCELCCNPACTGCY (SEQ ID NO: 1)
wherein the mutant has one or two mutations, and wherein the mutant comprises a mutation selected from the group consisting of: A14T and N12T.
US Pat. No. 10,166,280

POLYPEPTIDES AND IMMUNIZING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING BACILLUS POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE

EPITOPIX, LLC, Willmar, ...

1. A composition comprising:at least two polypeptides natively expressed by a Bacillus spp. at greater level when the Bacillus spp. is grown in culture medium comprising an iron chelator compared to when the Bacillus spp. is grown in culture medium without the iron chelator; and
an adjuvant.
US Pat. No. 10,168,331

DIAGNOSIS OF UROTHELIAL CANCER

RANDOX LABORATORIES LTD.,...

1. A method, comprising:measuring the level of each biomarker of a panel of protein biomarkers in a urine sample obtained from a subject having a history of smoking, wherein the panel of biomarkers consists of:
urinary epidermal growth factor (EGF), urinary IL6, urinary vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and urinary cytokeratin 18 (CK18).
US Pat. No. 10,168,332

METHOD FOR PREDICTING PROGNOSIS OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA RELAPSE

The Catholic University o...

1. A method for selecting treatment for an acute myeliod leukemia (AML) patient, comprising:i) obtaining a bone marrow sample from said leukemia patient following complete remission from acute myeloid leukemia;
ii) assaying cells of said bone marrow sample to determine levels of stromal cells selected from the group consisting of primitive mesenchymal stromal cells, differentiated mesenchymal stromal cells and osteoblastic cells;
iii) referring patients having increased levels of primitive mesenchymal stromal cells in said sample compared to levels of primitive mesenchymal stromal cells of a healthy, leukemia-free individual for anti-AML treatment, and/or
iv) referring patients having increased levels of differentiated mesenchymal stromal cells and/or osteoblastic cells in said sample compared to levels of differentiated mesenchymal stromal cells and/or osteoblastic cells of a healthy, leukemia-free individual for anti-AML treatment.
US Pat. No. 10,166,288

VACCINES HAVING AN ANTIGEN AND INTERLEUKIN-21 AS AN ADJUVANT

THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVE...

1. A vaccine comprisinga.) at least one selected from the group consisting of an antigen and a nucleic acid molecule encoding an antigen; and
b.) a nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding IL-21, wherein the nucleotide sequence comprises a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: SEQ ID NO: 3 and a nucleotide sequence that is 95% identical or greater to SEQ ID NO: 3.
US Pat. No. 10,167,316

ANTI-CANCER PEPTIDE AND USE THEREOF

ENSOL BIOSCIENCES INC., ...

1. A peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,167,317

IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST SEVERAL TUMORS OF THE BLOOD, IN PARTICULAR CHRONIC LYMPHOID LEUKEMIA (CLL)

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has cancer, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cells, which present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 167, wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), adrenal gland adrenal cortical adenoma, bone giant cell tumor of bone, bone non-ossifying fibroma, breast carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endometrium adenocarcinoma endometrioid, kidney angiomyolipoma, kidney carcinoma, kidney oncocytoma, liver focal nodular hyperplasia, liver hepatocellular carcinoma, lymph node Hodgkin's disease, lymph node papillary carcinoma of thyroid, medullary carcinoma of thyroid origin, metastatic adenocarcinoma of stomach, neurofibroma, ovary thecoma fibroma, pancreas adenocarcinoma, pancreas microcystic adenoma, parathyroid gland adenoma, rectum adenocarcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, spleen chronic myeloid leukemia, stomach gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), thyroid gland nodular hyperplasia, thyroid gland papillary carcinoma, and uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma.
US Pat. No. 10,166,293

REDUCED-VISCOSITY CONCENTRATED PROTEIN FORMULATIONS

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A stable liquid formulation comprising a protein in an amount of at least about 80 mg/ml and a pharmaceutically acceptable acid, base or buffer in an amount of at least about 50 mM, so as to have either a pH of about 4.2 to about 4.9 or about 7.1 to about 12.0 and having a kinematic viscosity of about 50 cs or less at 25° C.
US Pat. No. 10,165,790

METHOD FOR CONDUCING CONCENTRATED CANNABIS OIL TO BE STABLE, EMULSIFIABLE AND FLAVORLESS FOR USE IN HOT BEVERAGES AND RESULTING POWDERIZED CANNABIS OIL

PIVOT NATURALS, LLC, Ana...

1. A method for making powderized cannabis oil consisting essentially of:selecting a cannabis oil with a desired concentration of THC;
measuring a desired quantity of the cannabis oil;
measuring a desired quantity of a maltodextrin to achieve a ratio of the maltodextrin to the cannabis oil, by weight;
wherein the ratio of the maltodextrin to the cannabis oil, by weight, is at least three grams of maltodextrin to every one-half of a gram of cannabis oil; and
mixing the cannabis oil and the maltodextrin until the cannabis oil is evenly absorbed by the maltodextrin.
US Pat. No. 10,167,339

ANTAGONISTIC ANTI-OX40L ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Baylor Research Institute...

1. A method for treating an autoimmune disease, inflammation, and/or inflammation associated with an autoimmune disease, wherein the disease or inflammation is due, at least in part, to pathogenic Tfh cell responses, in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an OX40L inhibitor wherein the OX40L inhibitor comprises an OX40L antibody or OX40L antigen-binding fragment comprising one of:a) a heavy chain variable domain comprising the complementarity determining region (CDR) amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 5, SEQ ID NO: 6, and SEQ ID NO: 7 and a light chain variable domain comprising the complementarity determining region (CDR) amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 12, SEQ ID NO: 13, and SEQ ID NO: 14;
b) a heavy chain variable domain comprising the complementarity determining region (CDR) amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 19, SEQ ID NO: 20, and SEQ ID NO: 21 and a light chain variable domain comprising the complementarity determining region (CDR) amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 26, SEQ ID NO: 27, and SEQ ID NO: 28; or
c) a heavy chain variable domain comprising the complementarity determining region (CDR) amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 33, SEQ ID NO: 34, and SEQ ID NO: 35 and a light chain variable domain comprising the complementarity determining region (CDR) amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NO: 40, SEQ ID NO: 41, and SEQ ID NO: 42.
US Pat. No. 10,166,315

CHITOSAN-ENHANCED ELECTROSPUN FIBER COMPOSITIONS

NANOFIBER SOLUTIONS, INC....

1. A composition comprising:a plurality of synthetic polymeric electrospun fiber fragments; and
an aqueous carrier medium comprising an effective amount of chitosan;
wherein the plurality of synthetic polymeric electrospun fiber fragments are present in an amount from about 1 fragment per mm3 to about 100,000 fragments per mm3; and
wherein the effective amount of chitosan to the aqueous carrier medium is from about 0.0001 wt % to about 5 wt %.
US Pat. No. 10,167,352

POLYMERIZATION INITIATING SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PRODUCE HIGHLY REACTIVE OLEFIN FUNCTIONAL POLYMERS

University of Massachuset...

1. A process for the preparation of polybutene having an exo-olefin content of at least 50 mol. % from an impure isobutene or an isobutene-containing monomer feedstock containing from about 5 ppm to about 500 ppm of polar impurities, which process comprises contacting said impure isobutene or isobutene-containing feedstock, with a Lewis acid catalyst complexed with a Lewis base, in a substantially or completely apolar polymerization medium, and initiating polymerization of said isobutene or isobutene-containing feedstock with an initiator, wherein said Lewis acid catalyst is a Lewis acid of the formula R?AlCl2, wherein R? is a hydrocarbyl group; said Lewis base is a dihydrocarbyl ether wherein each hydrocarbyl group is independently selected from hydrocarbyl groups having 1 to 8 carbon atoms and one or both hydrocarbyl groups of the dihydrocarbyl ether are substituted with an electron withdrawing group and the initiator is a compound of the formula RX, wherein X is a halide; R is a hydrocarbyl group capable of forming a stable carbocation, and wherein the carbon linking group R to group X is tertiary, benzylic or allylic; wherein the amount of water in said feedstock is controlled to be between an amount at least equal to the molar amount of polar impurities in said feedstock, and less than 5 mM per liter of feedstock.
US Pat. No. 10,167,363

MODIFIED POLYBUTYLENE NAPHTHALATE FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND PROCESS OF MAKING THEREOF

Ester Industries Limited,...

1. A polybutylene naphthalate polyester having haze value less than 7 NTU comprising:naphthalate dicarboxylic acid or ester thereof; butane diol; crystallization suppressing agent in an amount of 1 to 20 wt % based on total weight of the polyester; agent selected from the group consisting of liquid plasticizer in an amount of 0.5 wt % to 2 wt %; nucleating agent in an amount of 10 ppm to 2000 ppm; branching agent in an amount of 10 ppm to 2000 ppm; anti-oxidizing agent in an amount of 0.1 wt % to 5 wt %; stabilizing agent; additive and optionally, end capped oligomer in an amount of 1 to 20 wt %, wherein said polyester exhibits one or more properties as follows:
color L* range is greater than 50;
color b* ranges from 1 to 15;
monoethylene content of less than 10%;
glass transition temperature in the range of 60° C. to 85° C.; and
haze value less than 7 NTU.
US Pat. No. 10,167,366

POLYSILOCARB MATERIALS, METHODS AND USES

Melior Innovations, Inc.,...

1. A non-sintered end product comprising a polysilocarb formulation, wherein the end product comprises an SiOxCy moiety, where x?1, y?1, and x+y=4, the end product selected from the group consisting of fibers, proppants, silane coated proppants, silane and antistatic coated proppants, blast shield, a ballistic composite, structural member, trailer, mobile building, shipping container, friction member, grinding device, armored vehicle, body armor, insulation, paint, fire resistant coatings, counter tops, exhaust systems, tubular structures, wiring insulation, pipe insulation, pipe linings, concrete, and vapor barrier; and, the end product comprises about 20 weight % to about 35 weight % carbon; wherein about 55 weight % to about 80 weight % of the carbon is free carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,172,120

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A user equipment (UE) which is operable to communicate with a communication node, the UE comprising:a receiver configured:
to receive control data defining an allocation of at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data, wherein the at least one resource block comprises at least one of a plurality of resource blocks that are numbered in a frequency domain, and
to receive, in a transmission separate from the control data, a parameter representing a configuration of resources to be used for an ACK/NACK channel;
a transmitter configured to transmit uplink data using the at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data; and
a controller configured to determine a position of at least one ACK/NACK channel resource based on:
a value derived from a position in the frequency domain of a single resource block allocated for a corresponding uplink data transmission, added to a value derived from a function of the received parameter representing the configuration of resources to be used for the ACK/NACK channel and a total number of resource blocks in a bandwidth used by the UE;
wherein the receiver is configured to receive at least one ACK/NACK over an ACK/NACK channel using the at least one ACK/NACK channel resource;
wherein the receiver is configured to receive the control data over a downlink control channel that is different from the ACK/NACK channel; and
wherein the receiver is configured to receive the parameter representing the configuration of resources to be used for the ACK/NACK channel via a transmission that is common to a plurality of UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,172,118

DECOUPLED MODE FOR A COMMON UPLINK BURST TRANSMISSION IN A TIME DIVISION DUPLEX SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method operable at a subordinate entity for wireless communication over a time division duplex (TDD) carrier, the method comprising:transmitting an uplink burst within a downlink-centric subframe and an uplink-centric subframe on the TDD carrier, wherein the uplink burst comprises:
a first symbol comprising a sounding reference signal (SRS) configured to enable sounding of the TDD carrier; and
a second symbol comprising information bits and a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS), wherein the DM-RS is configured to enable demodulation of the information bits carried within the second symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,172,117

TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING NODES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS IN A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a transmitting node for transmitting control channel information repeatedly in a number of subframes to a receiving node in a radio communication network, each subframe comprising a number of available control channel elements and a set of control channel candidates, and each set of control channel candidates being defined by a set of control channel candidates in a predefined subframe comprising a number of available control channel elements, the method comprising:transmitting control channel information of a control channel candidate in a subframe when a start control channel element index of the control channel candidate is one of smaller than and equal to the number of available control channel elements in the predefined subframe, the predefined subframe being determined as the subframe comprising the least number of available control channel elements amongst the number of subframes; and
refraining from transmitting control channel information of a control channel candidate in a subframe when the start control channel element index of the control channel candidate is larger than the number of available control channel elements in the predefined subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,172,116

MESSAGING ABSTRACTION IN A MOBILE DEVICE SERVER

1. A portable communication device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a pairing key;
detecting a media resource center upon entering a communication zone of the media resource center;
engaging in communication with a resource control manager of the media resource center, wherein the resource control manager manages utilization of a plurality of media resources of the media resource center;
transmitting the pairing key to the resource control manager to be authorized to manage utilization of the plurality of media resources;
detecting a request from a resident software application to utilize a media resource of the plurality of media resources;
receiving authorization to manage utilization of the plurality of media resources from the resource control manager wherein the authorization is responsive to the resource control manager identifying a highest service grade associated with the portable communication device, wherein the resource control manager engages in communication with a plurality of portable communication devices, wherein the plurality of portable communication devices includes the portable communication device, wherein each of the plurality of portable communication devices is associated with a service grade resulting in a plurality of services grades, wherein the plurality of service grades includes the highest service grade, wherein the resource control manager arbitrating delegation of management of the plurality of media resources to one of the plurality of portable communication devices comprises identifying of the highest service grade associated with the portable communication device;
accessing a messaging abstraction library to translate the request by identifying a message of a plurality of messages provided within the messaging abstraction library representative of the request and that conforms to a device specific command of the media resource of the plurality of media resources, wherein the plurality of messages comprise a plurality of communication protocols associated with the plurality of media resources;
accessing media content through a media content viewing application by providing the message including a protocol of the plurality of communication protocols for the device specific command of the media resource to the media resource, wherein the resource control manager authenticates the media viewing application according to the pairing key;
obtaining the media content, wherein the resource control manager provides the media content;
determining that the accessing of the media content through the media content viewing application is not part of a subscribed service provided by a service provider according to the highest service grade and the pairing key; and
billing a user associated with the media viewing application according to the highest service grade and the pairing key.

US Pat. No. 10,172,115

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a device-to-device (D2D) transmitting user equipment (UE), D2D communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a cluster head UE, a first message requesting allocation of radio resources to be used for the D2D communication;
receiving, from the cluster head UE, a second message including radio resource allocation information,
wherein the second message further includes scheduling information for each D2D UE that D2D UEs within a cluster use to monitor a specific signal, and
wherein the radio resource allocation information includes a time-frequency resource for the D2D transmitting UE to transmit data and a time-frequency resource for at least one D2D receiving UE to receive the data; and
transmitting the data in a radio resource area allocated by the second message,
wherein the data is transmitted to the cluster head UE and the at least one D2D receiving UE,
wherein the D2D transmitting UE, the cluster head UE, and the at least one D2D receiving UE are included in the cluster,
wherein a cluster size is changed according to a cell loading factor,
wherein, when the cell loading factor is larger than a threshold, the cluster size becomes small, and
wherein, when the cell loading factor is smaller than the threshold, the cluster size becomes large.

US Pat. No. 10,172,114

APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR DETERMINING AVAILABLE CHANNELS BASED ON PREDICTED MOVEMENT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing computer code configured to, with the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to at least:
receive, from a mobile device in a current cell, signalling identifying a geographic path, predicted to be taken by the mobile device, that extends across two or more cells of a network, wherein each of the two or more cells is different from the current cell, and wherein at least one of the two or more cells is non-adjacent to the current cell;
determine a listing of white-space channels indicating which are available for use in each cell along the geographic path, including a first indication of which are available for use in a first of the two or more cells and a second indication of which are available for use in a second of the two or more cells, wherein the cells are cells/geographical regions of a white-space device database;
determine, from the listing of white-space channels, which available white-space channel is indicated as being available for use in at least two cells along the geographic path by at least determining, from the first indication, that the available white-space channel is indicated as being available in the first of the two or more cells and determining, from the second indication, that the available white-space channel is indicated as being available in the second of the two or more cells; and
provide an indication of the available white-space channel to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,113

TARGET CELL SELECTION FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CONTINUITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for obtaining a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) status of a mobile entity in a cellular wireless communications system, the method comprising:receiving, at a base station of the cellular wireless communication system and from the mobile entity, a message including information for providing to an administrative network node for use in MBMS service accounting,
wherein receiving the message comprises receiving a de-registration message identifying an MBMS service the mobile entity is de-registering or a de-activation message identifying an MBMS service the mobile entity is de-activating;
obtaining an MBMS status of the mobile entity from the message for use by the base station; and
prioritizing candidate target cells based on the MBMS status.

US Pat. No. 10,172,112

CORE NETWORK NODE AND METHOD—TIME COORDINATED CELLS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEIVE (EDRX)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A core network (CN) node configured to interact with a plurality of radio access network (RAN) nodes to time coordinate a plurality of cells and maintain a reliability of paging a wireless device, the CN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the CN node is operable to:
transmit a paging request to one of the RAN nodes, wherein the paging request includes information associated with the wireless device, the information for using by the one RAN node to calculate a time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device within the cells comprising a paging area of the wireless device, and wherein the information comprises an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the wireless device, an extended Discontinuous Receive (eDRX) cycle length of the wireless device, and a coverage class of the wireless device; and,
receive a paging response from the one RAN node, wherein the paging response includes the time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,111

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CAUSE VALUE RELATED TO SMALL CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting failure information in a wireless communication system including a macro eNodeB (MeNB) and a plurality of secondary eNodeBs (SeNBs), the method performed by a specific SeNB among the plurality of SeNBs and comprising:receiving, by the specific SeNB from the MeNB, request information; and
transmitting, by the specific SeNB to the MeNB, the failure information in response to the request information,
wherein the specific SeNB is in an off-state,
wherein the failure information includes cause information for failure of switching from the off-state to an on-state, and
wherein the cause information informs that SeNBs among the plurality of SeNBs neighboring the specific SeNB are in the on-state.

US Pat. No. 10,172,110

USER EQUIPMENT ASSISTED INDOOR SMALL CELL LOCATION DETERMINATION

1. An access point device, comprising:a processor;
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
sending a message directed to a user equipment requesting the user equipment to send a measurement report to the access point device, wherein the measurement report comprises user equipment location data representative of a user equipment location of the user equipment;
in response to the sending the message, receiving the measurement report from the user equipment;
in response to the measurement report, determining access point location data representative of an access point location of the access point device; and
servicing an emergency call to the user equipment based on the access point location.

US Pat. No. 10,172,109

SYNCHRONIZING LOCATION STATUS INFORMATION IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM

JIO, INC., Chicago, IL (...

1. A method comprises:obtaining, by a first computing device of a plurality of computing devices of a computing system, a location synchronization approach for providing location synchronization information associated with the first computing device to a second computing device of the plurality of computing devices, wherein the location synchronization information includes one or more of: a location of the first computing device and status information of the first computing device, and wherein the location synchronization approach includes one or more of: regularly scheduled location updates, triggered location updates, transportation updates, proximity location updates, and requested location updates;
determining, by the first computing device, a location determination approach based on one or more of: the location synchronization approach, availability of location assets, a predetermination, input from the first computing device, and requirements of the location determination approach, wherein the location determination approach includes one or more of: autonomously determining a current location of the first computing device and facilitating an assisted approach using one or more other computing devices of the plurality of computing devices to determine the location of the first computing device, wherein the location assets include one or more of: wireless location signals, wireless communication signals, and available location assistance from the one or more other computing devices, and wherein the requirements of the location determination approach include one or more of: proximal tracking, accurate tracking, power requirements, and priority level;
generating, by the first computing device, the location synchronization information utilizing the location determination approach;
identifying, by the first computing device, a communication path based on the location synchronization approach and the location determination approach, wherein the communication path identifies a favorable one of a plurality of identified communication paths to communicate the location synchronization information from the first computing device to the second computing device, and wherein each of the plurality of identified communication paths includes one or more intermediate computing devices of the plurality of computing devices; and
facilitating, by the first computing device, communication of the location synchronization information from the first computing device to the second computing device utilizing the identified communication path.

US Pat. No. 10,172,108

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING D2D SIGNAL AND TERMINAL THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a synchronization signal by a Device-to-Device (D2D) user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving information related to discovery transmission pool configuration and information related to synchronization signal configuration; and
transmitting the synchronization signal based on the information related to discovery transmission pool configuration and the information related to synchronization signal configuration,
wherein, when a first subframe of a discovery transmission pool indicated by the information related to discovery transmission pool configuration corresponds to a subframe indicated by the synchronization signal configuration, the synchronization signal is transmitted in the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool,
wherein, when the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool indicated by the information related to discovery transmission pool configuration does not correspond to the subframe indicated by the information related to synchronization signal configuration, the synchronization signal is transmitted in a subframe positioned before the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool and nearest to the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool in subframes indicated by the information related to synchronization signal configuration, and
wherein the discovery transmission pool is periodically configured.

US Pat. No. 10,172,107

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING SLSS BY V2V TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a sidelink synchronization signal (SLSS), the method performed by a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) terminal and comprising:performing measurements during an evaluation time;
determining whether at least one value resulting from performing the measurements are below a threshold value; and
if the at least one value resulting from performing the measurements during the evaluation time is below the threshold value, transmitting the SLSS to a neighboring V2X terminal,
wherein if the V2X terminal is in a radio resource control (RRC) idle state and if the V2X terminal is configured to use 2.56 s of a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle length, the V2X terminal calculates the evaluation time by using the number of DRX cycles which is not greater than 3, and
wherein if the V2X terminal is in the RRC idle state and if 1.28 s of the DRX cycle length is used, the V2X terminal calculates the evaluation time by using three (3) DRX cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,172,106

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING DATA TRANSMISSION INTERRUPTION DURING HANDOVERS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method comprising:receiving, by user equipment, a first handover message from a first base station which instructs the user equipment to hand over from a first cell controlled by the first base station to a second cell controlled by a second base station, wherein the first handover message further comprises instruction information, which instructs the user equipment to be in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state and implement at least one of the following after the user equipment is handed over from the first cell to the second cell: (a) establishing uplink synchronization of the user equipment with the first cell, and (b) maintaining the uplink synchronization with the first cell; and
when the user equipment is handed back to the first cell from the second cell due to the uplink synchronization that the user equipment has established/maintained with the first cell, performing communication directly with the first base station based on the first cell without a random access process.

US Pat. No. 10,172,105

APPARATUS FOR RECEIVER WITH MULTI-BIT OBSERVATION INTERVAL AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

15. A method of receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, the method comprising:receiving time domain signals derived from the RF signals in a Coordinate Rotation Digital Computer (Cordic) circuit and generating a phase signal;
using a timing correlator and frequency offset estimator to provide at least one of initial timing detection, frequency offset estimation, timing tracking, and frequency offset tracking using data derived from a frequency signal derived from the phase signal; and
decoding, using a Viterbi decoder, data derived from the frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 10,172,104

POWER HEADROOM REPORTING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a terminal, a configuration message to configure at least one uplink carrier;
transmitting, to the terminal, information on an allocation of an uplink transmission resource for a power headroom report (PHR); and
receiving, from the terminal, the PHR,
wherein the PHR associated with a first uplink carrier is triggered if a predetermined event occurs,
wherein it is identified by the terminal whether the first uplink carrier for which a power headroom (PH) is to be determined is different from a second carrier to which the uplink transmission resource is allocated,
wherein a PH included in the PHR is determined based on a first pathloss associated with the first uplink carrier, if the first uplink carrier is different from the second carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,172,103

METHOD FOR TRIGGERING POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN A DUAL CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring the UE with a first Medium Access Control (MAC) entity corresponding to a first e-NodeB (eNB) and a second MAC entity corresponding to a second eNB for a radio bearer, wherein a power headroom reporting (PHR) of different MAC entities in the UE operate independently;
triggering PHRs and generating PHR MAC control elements (CEs) in the first MAC entity and the second MAC entity respectively, if a first type event occurs in the second MAC entity;
triggering a PHR and generating a PHR MAC CE in the second MAC entity only, if a second type event occurs in the second MAC entity; and
transmitting the PHR MAC CE generated by the first MAC entity to the first eNB, or transmitting the PHR MAC CE generated by the second MAC entity to the second eNB,
wherein the first type event includes: there is an uplink (UL) transmission on any cell of the second MAC entity, and a required power backoff for the any cell of the second MAC entity has changed more than a threshold, and
wherein the second type event comprises at least one of the following events: a periodicPHR-Timer of the second MAC entity expires, or upon a power headroom reporting functionality for the second MAC entity is configured or reconfigured by upper layers.

US Pat. No. 10,172,102

METHOD FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for operating a User Equipment (UE) connected with a first Base Station (BS) and a second BS in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a Power Headroom Reporting (PHR) Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) when PHR to be transmitted to the first BS is triggered, wherein a primary cell (PCell) is not served by the first BS,
wherein a first serving cell, which is served by the first BS, and a second serving cell are activated in the UE; and
transmitting a MAC Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including the generated PHR MAC CE to the first BS,
wherein when the second serving cell is served by the first BS, the PHR MAC CE includes Power Headroom (PH) information for the PCell, PH information for the first serving cell and PH information for the second serving cell,
wherein when the second serving cell is not served by the first BS, the PHR MAC CE includes the PH information for the PCell and the PH information for the first serving cell without the PH information for the second serving cell, even though the second serving cell is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,172,101

NETWORK NODES, A WIRELESS DEVICE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR ENABLING TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a second network node for performing a transmission in a wireless communications network, wherein the second network node and at least one first network node in the wireless communications network performs transmissions using contention-based transmission resources of the same frequency, the method comprising:obtaining indications of a maximum transmit power associated with two or more first network nodes;
determining a single overall indication of a first maximum transmission power for the transmission based on the obtained indications of the maximum transmit power associated with the two or more first network nodes; and
performing the transmission based on the first maximum transmission power when the contention-based transmission resources of the same frequency is available for transmissions by the at least one first network node in the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,100

WIRELESS DEVICE AND POWER CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit, which, in operation controls a process performed at a first wireless device communicable with a second wireless device and a third wireless device, the process comprising:receiving, at the first wireless device, power control information including a reference signal transmission power of the second wireless device, from the second wireless device, wherein the second wireless device is communicable with other wireless devices including the first and third wireless devices;
calculating, at the first wireless device, a transmission path loss between the first wireless device and the second wireless device using the reference signal transmission power of the second wireless device and a reference signal received power (RSRP); and
determining, at the first wireless device, a first data channel transmission power of the first wireless device at which to perform communication directly between the first wireless device and the third wireless device, based at least on the transmission path loss between the first wireless device and the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,099

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO COORDINATE COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method to wake receive circuitry of a station, the method comprising:receiving, by a first communications device, a communication from the station, the communication to indicate entry into an idle state by the receive circuitry of the station, the entry into the idle state to facilitate reception of a wake frame by the station to wake the receive circuitry for reception of a data packet by the station;
transmitting an acknowledgement in response to receipt of the communication;
determining, by the first communications device, to transmit the data packet to the station after an unknown time interval;
transmitting, by the first communications device, the wake frame after determining to transmit the data packet, to wake the receive circuitry of the station from the idle state to an active state, to facilitate receipt of the data packet by the station; and
transmitting, by the first communications device, the data packet to the station after the unknown time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,172,098

POWER CONTROL FOR MITIGATING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE INTERFERENCE TO ADJACENT NETWORKS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method in a network node, comprising:determining a number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by a plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices;
comparing the determined number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions to one or more threshold values; and
determining a power control method from among a plurality of power control methods based at least in part on the comparison of the determined number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices to the one or more threshold values;
wherein:
the plurality of power control methods comprises at least a first power control method and a second power control method; and
determining the power control method from among the plurality of power control methods based at least in part on the comparison of the determined number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device to device capable wireless devices to the one or more threshold values comprises:
selecting the first power control method based at least in part on if the number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices is above a first threshold; and
selecting the second power control method based at least in part on if the number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices is below the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,172,097

AVOIDING SATELLITE INTERFERENCE TO LONG TERM EVOLUTION SYSTEMS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:obtaining a communication from a wireless device a first site in an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) network, the communication including a number of resource blocks for the communication, a power calculated by the wireless device that generated the communication, and identifiers associated with the resource blocks, the power representing an average effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP);
extracting the identifiers associated with the resource blocks;
determining one or more of the resource blocks have an increased probability of causing interference with satellite communications based on the identifiers associated with the resource blocks included in the communication;
obtaining a power threshold for each of the one or more of the resource blocks based on the identifiers extracted, the power threshold being resource-block specific and predefined by a user;
determining an aggregated power spectral density for each of the one or more of the resource blocks that have an increased probability of causing interference with satellite communications, wherein the aggregated power spectral density is determined by, for each of the one or more of the resource blocks:
calculating a power per resource block for the resource block that has an increased probability of causing interference with satellite communications at the first site based on the number of resource blocks and the power included in the communication;
calculating a power per resource block for the resource block across multiple sites in the OFDM network based on other communications at the multiple sites; and
aggregating the power per resource block at the first site with the power per resource block for the multiple sites for the resource block; and
reducing allocation of at least one of the one or more of the resource blocks when scheduling subsequently received communications at the first site and the multiple sites in the OFDM network when the aggregated power spectral density of the at least one resource block is within a defined range of the power threshold obtained for the at least one resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,172,096

MANAGING TRANSMISSION POWER FOR A RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL FOR FIRST AND SECOND CELL GROUPS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting physical random access preamble channels (PRACHs) by a user equipment (UE) to in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first PRACH for a first cell group; and
transmitting a second PRACH for a second cell group,
wherein, if a transmission of the first PRACH overlaps in time domain with a transmission of the second PRACH and if a total of the transmission powers for the first and second PRACHs exceeds a threshold, a transmission power for the second PRACH is restricted such that a new total transmission power of the first and second PRACHs does not exceed the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,172,095

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PUSCH/PUCCH POWER SCALING CONSIDERING DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN POWER LIMITED STATE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A system comprising:a Master evolved NodeB (MeNB) to establish a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection with a User Equipment (UE), the MeNB being associated with a Master Cell Group (MCG) including one or more serving cells configurable for the UE; and
a Secondary eNB (SeNB) to establish a connection with the UE, the SeNB being associated with a Secondary Cell Group (SCG) including one or more serving cells configurable for the UE,
wherein:
the MeNB is configured to determine an uplink channel to be received from the UE through a serving cell of the MCG in subframe i, and the SeNB is configured to determine an uplink channel to be received from the UE through a serving cell of the SCG in the subframe i;
the MeNB is configured to determine an output power threshold in the subframe i; which is associated with a transmit power reduction for at least one of:
the uplink channel determined to be received through the serving cell of the MCG in the subframe i; and
the uplink channel determined to be received through the serving cell of the SCG in the subframe i;
the MeNB is configured to receive the uplink channel from the UE through the serving cell of the MCG in subframe i; and
the SeNB is configured to receive the uplink channel from the UE through the serving cell of the SCG in subframe i.

US Pat. No. 10,172,094

BROADBAND MODEM AC POWER MONITOR FOR LOW POWER MODE

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:detecting a power interruption to a satellite modem of a satellite communication network using a power monitoring unit;
switching to a backup power supply for maintaining continuous operation of the satellite modern;
supplying a first signal from the power monitoring unit to the satellite modem upon detection of the power interruption, the first signal being indicative of the power interruption and/or activation of the backup power supply;
switching, by the satellite modem, from a normal operation mode to a low power mode;
limiting functions of the satellite modem while in the low power mode to supplying power to an outdoor transmitter and transmit/receive functions related to emergency services; and
returning to normal operation when power has been restored.

US Pat. No. 10,172,092

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SLEEP CLOCK ON A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for maintaining a system clock during a sleep mode of a mobile communication device, the method comprising:entering the sleep mode by the mobile communication device;
in response to entering the sleep mode,
deactivating the system clock, and
maintaining a sleep count for the deactivated system clock using a sleep clock, the sleep clock having a lower frequency than the system clock, wherein the sleep count is a number of sleep clock cycles that the mobile communication device is in the sleep mode; and
at periodic intervals throughout the sleep mode,
(a) activating a calibration clock, the calibration clock having a higher frequency than the sleep clock,
(b) using the calibration clock to calibrate a frequency of the sleep clock, and
(c) deactivating the calibration clock.

US Pat. No. 10,172,091

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A display assembly of a mobile terminal, comprising a display and a system chip, the display comprising a display body and a drive chip mounted on the display body; the system chip comprising a data analyzing module and a data sending module; the drive chip comprising a receiving module and a processing module; the data analyzing module configured to receive image data and analyze the image data to obtain high bit data of the image data when the mobile terminal is in an idle status; the data sending module configured to send the high bit data of the image data to the receiving module; the processing module configured to receive the high bit data of the image data sent by the receiving module and to send the high bit data of the image data to the display body to display; andwherein the system chip is connected to the drive chip via a first data transmitting channel and a second data transmitting channel; the system chip further comprises a control module; the control module is configured to close the first data transmitting channel when the data sending module receives the high bit data of the image data, and to send the high bit data of the image data to the display body to display via the second data transmitting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,172,089

LOW POWER LOCATION TRACKING DEVICE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. An electronic tracking device comprising:a controller;
a motion sensor in communication with the controller, the motion sensor configured to detect a motion of the electronic tracking device; and
a wireless communication subsystem in communication with the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to:
(a) activate the wireless communication subsystem, when no motion of the electronic tracking device has been detected by the motion sensor for a threshold time period after a first motion of the electronic tracking device is detected by the motion sensor;
(b) cause location information of the electronic tracking device to be obtained;
(c) cause the location information of the electronic tracking device to be sent to a server using the wireless communication subsystem;
(d) deactivate the wireless communication subsystem after the location information of the electronic tracking device is sent to the server; and
(e) after a motion of the electronic tracking device is detected by the motion sensor while the wireless communication subsystem is deactivated,
power up the wireless communication subsystem;
cause the wireless communication subsystem to register with a wireless network; and
subsequently set the wireless communication subsystem to a standby mode.

US Pat. No. 10,172,088

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sony Mobile Communication...

1. A method for controlling an electronic device, the method comprising:periodically activating the electronic device from a low power mode into a proximity area connectivity mode, while in the proximity area connectivity mode performing the acts of:
controlling proximity area connectivity of the electronic device with one or more proximity area electronic devices;
upon successful establishment of proximity area connections of the electronic device with a predetermined success set of the one or more proximity area electronic devices, returning the electronic device to the low power mode;
upon unsuccessful establishment of proximity area connections of the electronic device with the predetermined success set of the one or more proximity area electronic devices, transferring the electronic device from the proximity area connectivity mode into a wide area connectivity mode, while in the wide area connectivity mode, connecting, via a wide area connection, the electronic device to at least one wide area electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,087

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING IN A DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION MODE EMPLOYING CARRIER AGGREGATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the LTE-A WTRU comprising:a transceiver configured to receive discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration information;
a processor operatively coupled to the transceiver, the processor and transceiver, in response to the received DRX configuration information, configured to monitor one or more LTE-A physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) in subframes in a first frequency band during an active time; and
the processor and transceiver, in response to detecting a downlink assignment transmission in the LTE-A PDCCHs in the first frequency band during the active time, are further configured to receive an LTE-A physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) on assigned subcarriers at a second frequency band indicated by the downlink assignment transmission,
wherein the LTE-A PDSCH is received K subframes after an end of the downlink assignment transmission,
wherein a round trip time (RTT) of a HARQ of the LTE-A PDSCH is increased by K subframes,
wherein K is equal to at least 2, and
wherein the second frequency band is different than the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,172,086

SENSOR READING DEVICE AND SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A device comprising:a wireless communication interface configured to communicate with a sensor reading device, receive a wake up command from the sensor reading device, and receive reflected energy from a sensor;
one or more processors;
one or more non-transitory computer readable media including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, perform or control performance of operations comprising:
performing a wake up operation based on the wake up command from the sensor reading device;
recording the reflected energy from the sensor, the reflected energy based on an energy transmission from a second device different from the device;
generating a report regarding the reflected energy; and
causing the wireless communication interface to transmit the report to the sensor reading device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,085

METHOD FOR SUPPORTING POWER SAVING MODE AND WIRELESS DEVICE THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of supporting a power saving mode (PSM) in a wireless device, the method comprising:transmitting a request message comprising a first active time value to a network entity when the PSM is necessary;
receiving a rejection message in response to the request message from the network entity, the rejection message comprising a reason for rejection and a second active time value determined based on the first active time value; and
ending a procedure for transmitting the request message and entering a PSM state based on the second active time value after receiving the rejection message, the wireless device not receiving downlink data in the PSM state as in a power-off state but staying registered in a network to transmit uplink data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,084

PROVISION OF TIME INFORMATION TO A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a network node associated with a first cell in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:determining that second timing information is available at a wireless device and that timing of the first cell is derivable from the second timing information, wherein the second timing information is periodically transmitted via a second cell in the same or another wireless communication network to indicate timing of the second cell; and
instructing, via the first cell, the wireless device to derive the timing of the first cell using the second timing information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,083

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO STATION, RADIO TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A radio communication system comprising:a first radio station that serves a first cell;
a second radio station that serves a second cell; and
a radio terminal configured to perform Dual Connectivity using the first and second cells, wherein
the first radio station is configured to transmit first constraint information on the first cell and second constraint information on the second cell to the radio terminal,
the first constraint information contains a first information element for specifying a first transmission constraint related to the first cell when the Dual Connectivity is performed,
the second constraint information contains a second information element for specifying a second transmission constraint related to the second cell when the Dual Connectivity is performed,
each of the first and second transmission constraints includes a period related to uplink signal transmission by the radio terminal,
the first radio station is configured to transmit information for instructing the radio terminal to start the period in the first cell, and
the second radio station is configured to transmit information for instructing the radio terminal to start the period in the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,082

POWER OPTIMIZED VIDEO FOR SMART HOME ECOSYSTEM

1. A video subsystem for a smart home ecosystem comprising a wireless internet access point, the subsystem comprising:a dispatch unit comprising a wireless receiver operable on a Wi-Fi protocol, a wireless transmitter operable on the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless protocol, and an interface adapted and configured to operate the wireless transmitter to transmit an activation signal via the BLE protocol in response to an activation request received by the wireless receiver;
a wire-free camera unit, comprising a wireless receiver operable on the BLE protocol, a camera sensor module, a self-contained power source, a Wi-Fi transmitter controllable to either of a default power-off state or an operating state, and a controller adapted and configured to, in response to an activation signal received directly from the dispatch unit via the wireless receiver of the camera unit, control the Wi-Fi transmitter to an operating state and operate the camera sensor and Wi-Fi transmitter to transmit a high-definition video transmission directly to the wireless internet access point, and thereafter return the Wi-Fi transmitter to its default power-off state;
wherein the video subsystem implements a communication path comprising: Wi-Fi to Bluetooth Low Energy in the dispatch unit, then Bluetooth Low Energy to Bluetooth Low Energy wirelessly from the dispatch unit to the camera unit, then Bluetooth Low Energy to Wi-Fi in the camera unit, then Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi wirelessly from the camera unit to the wireless internet access point.

US Pat. No. 10,172,080

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device that performs image reception, comprising:circuitry configured to
establish a first connection with a first information processing device via an access point,
establish a second connection with a second information processing device via the access point,
display information regarding devices connected to the information processing device the information being displayed on the information processing device, and
receive first, second and third manipulation information from at least one of the first information processing device via the first connection and the access point and the second information processing device via the second connection and the access point,
wherein the first manipulation information causes the information processing device to display a first image based on a first image data received from the first information processing device via the first connection and the access point without disconnecting the second connection,
the second manipulation information causes the information processing device to display a second image based on a second image data received from the second information processing device via the second connection and the access point without disconnecting the first connection, and
the third manipulation information causes the information processing device to establish a third connection via a direct connection to at least one of the first and second information processing devices without disconnecting the first and second connections.

US Pat. No. 10,172,079

NETWORK SELECTION CONTROL METHOD AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A user terminal comprising:a controller, containing at least one processor and at least one memory, configured to communicate data using a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point while the user terminal has a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a cellular base station, wherein
the controller is further configured to execute processes of:
receiving a WLAN access point measurement configuration from the cellular base station, the WLAN access point measurement configuration including first WLAN access point identifiers;
receiving a beacon signal from at least one WLAN access point;
acquiring WLAN access point load information included in the beacon signal, the WLAN access point load information indicating a degree of congestion of the at least one WLAN access point;
measuring WLAN access point received signal strengths for WLAN access points based on the WLAN access point measurement configuration;
prioritizing second WLAN access point identifiers corresponding to the WLAN access points based on the WLAN access point received signal strengths;
generating a list including the second WLAN access point identifiers in order of priority;
transmitting a report including the list to the cellular base station, the report further including the WLAN access point load information; and
receiving a command from the cellular base station, the command instructing the user terminal to steer the data to the WLAN access point, wherein the command includes a WLAN access point identifier indicating the WLAN access point selected by the cellular base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,077

TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF DISCOVERY SIGNALS OVER A RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, and based at least in part on a successful clear channel assessment (CCA), a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol comprising a plurality of reference signals (RSs) over a radio frequency spectrum band, wherein a first portion of the first OFDM symbol comprises a higher density of the RSs than a remaining portion of the first OFDM symbol;
determining that the first OFDM symbol comprises a transmission from a base station; and
performing a narrow band measurement based at least in part on the receiving and the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,172,076

UNIFIED IN-VEHICLE WI-FI SERVICE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of providing a plurality of services through a plurality of vehicle-generated Wi-Fi channels, comprising the steps of:(a) broadcasting a message at a first Wi-Fi module over a first Wi-Fi channel that includes a master list of services provided by the first Wi-Fi module as well as one or more other Wi-Fi modules;
(b) after broadcasting the message, receiving a request for a service included on the master list at the first Wi-Fi module from a wireless device, wherein the request is generated by the wireless device in response to the message;
(c) determining whether the service is available through the first Wi-Fi module;
(d) when it is determined that the service is available through the first Wi-Fi module, providing the service using the first Wi-Fi module;
(e) when it is determined that the service is not available through the first Wi-Fi module, identifying a second Wi-Fi module that provides the service; and
(f) transmitting a message to the wireless device identifying the second Wi-Fi module that provides the service identified in the request.

US Pat. No. 10,172,075

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCANNING FOR TARGET COVERAGE IN ORDER OF SIGNAL STRENGTH THRESHOLD

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system defining a plurality of wireless coverage areas, a method for a user equipment device (UE) to select one of the coverage areas in which to operate, wherein each coverage area has a respective downlink receive signal strength threshold (DSST) defining a minimum downlink receive signal strength from the coverage area for triggering UE selection of the coverage area, and wherein at least two of the DSSTs are different from one another, the method comprising:based on the respective DSSTs of the coverage areas, the UE rank-ordering the coverage areas in order of their respective DSSTs so as to define a sequence of the coverage areas; and
the UE scanning the coverage areas in order of the defined sequence, in search of a coverage area in which to operate.

US Pat. No. 10,172,072

CONNECTIONLESS MODES FOR WIRELESS MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:monitoring, at a first base station, for an access probe sent from a wireless device, a single transmission of the access probe from the wireless device generating multi-path signals at the first base station, wherein the monitoring includes:
receiving, at the first base station, over a first wireless communication channel, a preamble pilot in the access probe from the wireless device, wherein the first wireless communication channel is a reverse link connectionless oriented wireless channel for unscheduled pilot information from multiple wireless devices;
receiving, at the first base station, over a second wireless communication channel, a data packet in the access probe corresponding to the preamble pilot from the wireless device, wherein the second wireless communication channel is a reverse link connectionless oriented wireless channel for unscheduled user data from the multiple wireless devices;
receiving, at the first base station, over a third wireless communication channel, a rate indication in the access probe from the wireless device, wherein the third wireless communication channel is a reverse link connectionless oriented wireless channel for unscheduled assistant information from the multiple wireless device, and wherein the rate indication indicates a data transmission rate for the data packet, the data transmission rate determined by the wireless device; and
decoding, by the first base station, the data packet based on the preamble pilot and the data transmission rated indicated by the rate indication;
extracting a base station identifier from the access probe, wherein the base station identifier included in the access probe is provided in a form of a serving sector pseudo-noise (PN) code to identify a serving base station that is serving the wireless device on a forward link;
operating the first base station, when the extracted serving sector PN code in the base station identifier corresponds to a pilot PN code of the first base station, to transmit an acknowledgement to the wireless device; and
operating the first base station, when the extracted base station identifier identifies a second base station, to pass received information to the second base station, thereby allowing a forward link serving sector of the wireless device served from the second base station to the wireless device to be separated from a reverse link serving sector of the wireless device served from the wireless device to the first base station,
wherein the method for wireless communication further comprises:
operating the first base station, upon determining that a base station in a different sector of a same cell also receives the access probe, to combine the multi-path signals received within a predetermined time window from the earliest receipt of multi-path signals and not to combine the multi-path signals received beyond the predetermined time window, and
operating the first base station, upon determining that the base station in a different cell also receives the access probe, to forward the multi-path signals to a base station controller (BSC).

US Pat. No. 10,172,071

DIRECTIONAL SYNCHRONIZATION IN ASSISTED MILLIMETER WAVE SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a first base station (BS), comprising:communicating with at least one user equipment (UE) in a first frequency band;
determining at least part of resources and configuration for the at least one UE for participating in at least one of an access or management procedure comprising an assisted directional initial access in a second frequency band; and
providing information about the resources and configuration allocated for the assisted directional initial access that differ from configuration and resources allocated for non-assisted directional initial access to the at least one UE for signaling to be transmitted as part of the access or management process.

US Pat. No. 10,172,070

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN A MOVING VEHICLE

1. A mobile services control system for controlling use of one or more services provided by a wireless mobile communication device, comprising:(a) one or more detectors configured to wirelessly detect a location of the wireless mobile communication device;
(b) a vehicle operation detector configured to determine one or more characteristics indicative of the vehicle being operated by a user;
wherein the wireless mobile communication device can move independently from the one or more detectors;
computational equipment configured to use a first input comprising characteristics indicative of the location of the wireless mobile communication device and configured to determine whether the wireless mobile communication device is within a predetermined geospatial envelop within a vehicle occupant enclosure of the vehicle, and the computational equipment is configured to use a second input comprising characteristics indicative of one or more of a movement of the vehicle and an operation of the vehicle, and when both the wireless mobile communication device is within a predetermined geospatial envelop, and the one or more of a movement of the vehicle and operation of the vehicle is detected and, the computational equipment is configured to communicate with a wireless service provider for the wireless mobile communication device to notify the wireless service provider to restrict access to the one or more services provided by the wireless mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,069

PAIRED SMART DEVICE THEFT DETERRENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method for deterring theft of devices, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, one or more actions from a first device on a second device, wherein the one or more actions may be taken on the second device;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a first indication on the second device, wherein the first indication includes a first action;
determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the first action is included in the one or more actions;
responsive to determining that the first action is included in the one or more actions, determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the first device is paired with the second device;
responsive to determining that the first device is paired with the second device, requesting, by one or more computer processors, a confirmation from the first device;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, the requested confirmation;
determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the requested confirmation is accepted;
responsive to determining that the requested confirmation is not accepted, requesting, by one or more computer processors, a first authentication from a user of the second device; and
receiving, by one or more computer processors, the first authentication from the user of the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,068

SERVICE-ORIENTED ROUTING IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED MANETS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing service-oriented routing in a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) that includes a centralized controller node and a plurality of ad-hoc mobile nodes, comprising:at the centralized controller node:
receiving an update message from a first mobile node of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes, wherein the update message includes an update to neighborhood metrics and an update to a name list specifying names of content items cached in the first mobile node, wherein the neighborhood metrics include a list of neighbor nodes of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes and connectivity metrics for respective neighbor nodes of the list of neighbor nodes, and wherein the connectivity metrics include a channel reliability, a residual bandwidth, and a queueing latency;
receiving, from a source mobile node of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes, a request for a service, wherein the request includes an identifier associated with the requested service;
identifying a node of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes that provides the service based at least on the update to the name list;
updating a network graph for the plurality of ad-hoc mobile nodes based on the update to the neighborhood metrics of the first mobile node;
computing a path between the source mobile node and the node using the updated network graph, wherein the path includes one or more mobile nodes of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes;
selecting the node as a destination mobile node when the path is a least-cost path based on the neighborhood metrics for the one or more mobile nodes; and
sending the path to the destination mobile node to cause the destination mobile node to send one or more destination mobile node packets via the path to the source mobile node, wherein when the source mobile node receives the one or more destination mobile node packets from one of the one or more mobile nodes, the source mobile node is caused to send one or more source mobile node packets to the one of the one or more mobile nodes such that the destination mobile node receives the one or more source mobile node packets via the path.

US Pat. No. 10,172,066

FLEXIBLE BEARER HANDLING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for flexible bearer handling in a communications network, the method comprising:acquiring packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data units (PDUs);
encapsulating individual PDCP PDUs into individual frames at a protocol layer that is at least one protocol layer above a bottom-most protocol layer, wherein encapsulating said individual PDCP PDUs into said individual frames comprises mapping logic channel flows to network addresses, wherein each frame of said individual frames comprises a first signal radio bearer (SRB1), a second signal radio bearer (SRB2), a data radio bearer (DRB) or a combination of different bearers; and
switching said individual frames towards a packet switched network, the switching based at least in part on identifying a type of PDCP PDU carried by each of said individual frames, wherein switching said individual frames towards the packet switched network comprises:
forwarding said individual frames comprising the SRB1 to a radio resource control (RRC) acting-entity in the network; and
forwarding said individual frames comprising the SRB2 to an S1-AP and non-access stratum (NAS) acting-entity in the network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,065

RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF HANDOVER FROM A MACRO CELL TO A CLOSED SUBSCRIBERS GROUP CELL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A radio communication terminal, comprising:a communication interface which, in operation, receives a first cell list and a second cell list different from the first cell list from a radio communication network including a macrocell, which is a first type cell, and a Closed Subscribers Group (CSG) cell, which is a second type cell, wherein the radio communication terminal has an inbound mobility control function to move from the first type cell to the second type cell and the second cell list includes information about the second type cell;
a controller, which is coupled to the communication interface and which, in operation, determines a neighboring cell to be a measurement target of reception quality measurement based on the first cell list and the second cell list received via the communication interface; and
a radio receiver, which is coupled to the controller and which, in operation, repeatedly receives system information from a target base station, which is the second type cell, within a gap period configured for the radio communication terminal to suspend reception and transmission of signals with a source base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,064

STATE MIGRATION OF EDGE-OF-NETWORK APPLICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A system for providing enhanced quality of experience (QoE) to mobile device users comprising:a first computing device associated with a source communications network edge node for servicing a mobile device by providing a current point of attachment to a communications network, said first computing device configured as an associated application-aware edge-node proxy server for maintaining associated state information corresponding to one or more user applications currently running in the mobile device;
a second computing device associated with a destination communications network edge node for servicing a mobile device by providing a new point of attachment to said communications network when roaming away from said source network edge node; and
a third computing device provided in said network downstream from said network edge, said third device including an associated memory storage device and configured to perform a method to:
inspect packet headers and payloads from packets transmitted over a communications link between the mobile device and the communications network while being serviced by said first computing device providing said current point of attachment;
extract from said inspected packet payloads, application-specific state data of said one or more user applications running in the mobile device, said application-specific state data including identities of specific one or more application-aware edge-node server proxy devices servicing said user applications on said mobile device, and log said application-specific state data for storage at said associated memory storage device external to the source communications network edge node and said associated application-aware edge-node proxy server, said logged application-specific state data comprising: web links to cached objects that had been requested by a user application;
receive a signal indicating a detection of an upcoming migration of said mobile device from said current point of attachment network to the new attachment point provided by the destination communications network edge-node;
select, for an application-aware edge-node proxy server of said destination network edge-node, a method of reconstructing a state of a user application by the second computer device, said selecting comprising communicating a list of said web links to a destination application-aware edge-node proxy server that will service the mobile device at a destination network edge-node;
transmit, in response to receiving said signal, said application-specific state data from storage at said associated memory storage device to a storage device associated with said second computing device at said destination network edge node and pre-fetching said cached objects from said list of web links for storage at the destination network edge-node prior to said upcoming migration; and
said second computing device configured to reconstruct, based on said selected method, said application state of said currently running one or more mobile device user applications at the destination application-aware edge-node proxy server at said destination network edge-node to enable seamless continued service to the mobile device user prior to the destination network edge-node becoming said new point of attachment for said mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,063

INTELLIGENT BACKHAUL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless network backhaul node to serve eNodeBs, the method comprising:exchanging user data and network signaling between the eNodeBs and a Long Term Evolution (LTE) core;
receiving loading information from the eNodeBs and determining overloaded ones of the eNodeBs and underloaded ones of the eNodeBs based on the loading information;
selecting handover thresholds for the eNodeBs to inhibit handovers from the underloaded ones of the eNodeBs to the overloaded ones of the eNodeBs and to encourage handovers from the overloaded ones of the eNodeBs to the underloaded ones of the eNodeBs wherein the selected handover thresholds comprise signal strength differences between source and target ones of the eNodeBs;
transferring the selected handover thresholds to the eNodeBs; andperforming handover assistance for the eNodeBs.

US Pat. No. 10,172,062

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING VIDEO SESSIONS IN A NETWORK BASED ON NETWORK PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving aggregate network information for communication sessions for each cell of a plurality of cells in a cellular network, wherein the communication sessions include a group of video sessions, and wherein the aggregate network information comprises network information from a plurality of data sources;
calculating an overall video traffic metric for the group of video sessions for each cell based on the aggregate network information;
generating a graphical map of the cellular network that displays a geography of the cellular network and indicates the overall video traffic metric for the group of video sessions for each cell in the cellular network within the geography;
determining that a first overall video traffic metric of a first group of video sessions controlled by a first base station of a first cell is above a first predetermined threshold and a second overall video traffic metric of a second group of video sessions controlled by a second base station of a second cell is below the first predetermined threshold;
sending, to a communication device, the graphical map and first indication that the first overall video traffic metric associated with the first cell is above the first predetermined threshold and the second overall video traffic metric associated with the second cell is below the first predetermined threshold;
performing a handover of control of a first portion of the first group of video sessions from the first base station to the second base station responsive to receiving a message from the communication device, wherein the message provides a second indication to change control of the first portion of the first group of video session from the first base station to the second base station;
identifying a trajectory of a mobile device conducting a video session of the first portion of the first group of video sessions, wherein the identifying the trajectory comprises accessing historical travel information associated with the mobile device based on time of day and determining the trajectory according to the historical travel information;
identifying one or more wireless networks on the trajectory of the mobile device, wherein each of the one or more wireless networks use a WiFi protocol, and wherein the graphical map indicates a traffic level of each of the one or more wireless networks; and
selecting between the one or more wireless networks and the second cell to carry video traffic of the mobile device according to the trajectory of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,061

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CELL SHAPING INDICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a first base station, a handover preparation failure message in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining whether to perform a coverage modification of a cell, managed by the first base station, in an active antenna system (AAS);
receiving a handover request message from a second base station after determining to perform the coverage modification of the cell; and
transmitting the handover preparation failure message, including cause information indicating the coverage modification of the cell, to the second base station, when the handover request message is received after determining to perform the coverage modification of the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,060

RESELECTION FAILURE DETECTION AND PREVENTION IN MULTI-SIM WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing cell reselection for a wireless communication device having a first subscription associated with a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) and a second subscription associated with a second SIM, the method comprising:determining an occurrence of a barring procedure associated with at least one of a target cell or a target frequency for the first subscription;
determining a mode associated with the second subscription, wherein the mode is at least one of a connected mode or an idle mode;
deprioritizing the at least one target cell or target frequency for use with the second subscription by a first procedure based on the determination that the mode associated with the second subscription is the connected mode; and
deprioritizing the at least one target cell or target frequency for use with the second subscription by a second procedure based on the determination that the mode associated with the second subscription is the idle mode, wherein the first procedure is different from the second procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,172,059

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING DEDICATED CORE NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a user equipment (UE) for performing an attach procedure, the method comprising:transmitting, to an evolved Node B (eNB), an attach request message including a UE identifier;
receiving, from the eNB, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message; and
transmitting, to the eNB, an RRC connection complete message in response to the RRC connection reconfiguration message,
wherein the attach request message is forwarded to a first mobile management entity (MME),
wherein the RRC connection reconfiguration message is based on an attach accept message from a second MME, and
wherein the second MME is selected based on a reroute command message from the first MME, the reroute command message including the UE identifier and at least one MME identifier indicating a dedicated core network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,058

DATA GATEWAY ALIGNMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication network to align a target access gateway with a target network gateway for a wireless user device, the method comprising:a Mobility Management Entity (MME) detecting a wireless attachment of the wireless user device in a source Tracking Area (TA), and in response, the MME transferring an attachment message to a Policy Charging and Rules Function (PCRF) indicating the source TA for the wireless user device, wherein the wireless user device exchanges user data with an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Call State Control Function (CSCF) server over a source access gateway and a source network gateway in the source TA;
the MME detecting a handover of the wireless user device from the source access gateway in the source TA to the target access gateway in a target TA, and in response to the access gateway handover, the MME transferring a handover message to the PCRF indicating the target TA for the wireless user device; and
the PCRF receiving the attachment message and the handover message, and in response to the access gateway handover, the PCRF transferring a reattach message to the source network gateway for delivery to the wireless user device and transferring a session message to the media server indicating the reattachment of the wireless user device, wherein the wireless user device responsively reattaches in the target TA and exchanges additional user data with the IMS CSCF server over the target access gateway and the target network gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,172,057

HANDLING OF RADIO ACCESS NETWORK RE-SELECTION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation by a Circuit Switched (CS) control node performed with respect to a UE that switched from a Packet Switched (PS) connection to a CS connection for execution of a CS service, the method comprising:determining that the UE is capable of connecting to a PS RAN that provides PS service coverage for a current geographic location of the UE; and
in response to receiving an indication that the CS service shall be terminated:
generating a message that indicates one or more radio parameters of the PS RAN, to assist the UE in reselecting from the CS RAN to the PS RAN upon termination of the CS service; and
using Non-Access Stratum (NAS) signaling to send the message to the UE over the CS connection, such that the message passes transparently through a CS RAN that provides the CS connection.

US Pat. No. 10,172,056

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, NETWORK NODE, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first network node;
a second network node; and
a dedicated network node comprised in a dedicated network, wherein
the first network node includes:
a first processor coupled to a first receiver and a first transmitter, wherein
the first receiver is configured to acquire subscriber information on user equipment from a subscriber server based on an attachment request from the user equipment forwarded by the second network node, the subscriber information including availability for the user equipment to use the dedicated network, and
the first transmitter is configured to send the second network node a selection instruction to select the dedicated network based on the subscriber information acquired by the first receiver,
the second network node includes:
a second processor coupled to a second receiver and a second transmitter, wherein
the second receiver is configured to receive the selection instruction from the first network node, and
the second processor is configured to determine the dedicated network node comprised in the dedicated network based on the selection instruction received by the second receiver, and
the second transmitter is configured to transmit the attachment request from the user equipment to the determined dedicated network node, and
the dedicated network node includes:
a third processor coupled to a third receiver and a third transmitter, wherein
the third processor is configured, when the dedicated network node receives a handover request for the user equipment from the second network node and if the user equipment is permitted to use the dedicated network, to determine a different dedicated network node comprised in the dedicated network and linked with a handover target of the user equipment, and
the third transmitter is configured to forward the handover request to the determined different dedicated network node.

US Pat. No. 10,172,054

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising:simultaneously performing, by a user terminal, communication with a first cell operating as a main cell, and communication with a second cell operating as a subordinate cell other than the main cell;
transmitting, by the user terminal, to the first cell, a main cell change request for changing the main cell from the first cell to the second cell;
performing, by the user terminal, after changing the main cell to the second cell, blind decoding for the common search space that is set by the second cell; and
receiving, by the user terminal, system information from the second cell on the basis of a result of the blind decoding, wherein
in the main cell, blind decoding for a common search space is required,
the common search space is set by each of a plurality of cells, including the first cell and the second sell, so that the common search space is applied in common to all user terminals within a corresponding one of the plurality of cells, and
information associated with system information that is necessary for reception of multicast/broadcast control information is arranged in the common search space.

US Pat. No. 10,172,053

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A radiographic image capturing system comprising:a radiographic image capturing apparatus with radiation detecting elements, wherein the radiographic image capturing apparatus wirelessly transfers a signal value read from the radiation detecting elements;
a channel interference detecting device adapted for detecting radio interference; and
a notifying device which gives a notice to an operator who operates the radiographic image capturing system, wherein
when the channel interference detecting device detects the radio interference, the notifying device notifies the operator that the radio interference is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,172,052

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DYNAMICALLY CONSTRUCTING VIRTUAL CELL

1. A method for dynamically constructing a virtual cell, applied to an ultra-dense network, comprising:a master station sending an event A4 to User Equipment, UE, and receiving an A4 measurement report from the UE; and
the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station,
wherein the master station and slave stations form a first virtual cell,
wherein the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station comprises:
the master station generating a first virtual cell key according to a first current value of a first S counter and a key from a core network;
the master station acquiring the cell corresponding to the cell identity in the A4 measurement report, using the acquired cell as a slave station and sending a first adding request message to one of the slave stations;
the master station receiving a first adding command message from the slave station, generating a first encryption key according to the first adding command message and sending a first Radio Resource Control, RRC, connection reconfiguration message to the UE; and
the master station receiving a first Radio Resource Control, RRC, connection reconfiguration completion message from the UE,
wherein the first adding request message comprises the first virtual cell key and an encryption algorithm list the first adding command message comprises a first encryption algorithm; and the first RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises the first encryption algorithm in the first adding command message and a first current value of the first S counter,
and the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station further comprises:
the master station sending a second adding request message to other slave stations of the first virtual cell; and the master station receiving second adding command messages from the other slave stations of the first virtual cell,
wherein the second adding request message comprises the first virtual cell key and the first encryption algorithm,
or,
the method further comprises:
the master station sending an event A2 to the UE;
the master station receiving an A2 measurement report from the UE and deleting a slave station corresponding to a slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report; and
the master station performing key updating on the UE and slave stations of a second virtual cell,
wherein the master station and other slave stations except the deleted slave station in the first virtual cell form the second virtual cell,
wherein the master station deleting a slave station corresponding to a slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report comprises:
the master station sending a deletion request message to the slave station corresponding to the slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report; and the master station receiving a deletion acknowledgement message from the slave station,
and the master station performing key updating on the UE and slave stations of a second virtual cell comprises:
the master station changing the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter and generating a second virtual cell key according to the second current value of the first S counter; and
the master station sending a key updating request message to the slave stations of the second virtual cell and sending a second RRC connection reconfiguration message to the UE,
wherein the key updating request message comprises the second virtual cell key and the second RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises the second current value of the first S counter,
wherein the master station changing the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter comprises: the master station adding 1 to the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter,
or,
the method further comprises:
the master station sending an event A5 to the UE;
the master station receiving an A5 measurement report from the UE and sending a switching request message to a target master station corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A5 measurement report; and
the master station receiving a switching command message from the target master station and sending a third RRC connection reconfiguration message to the UE,
wherein the switching request message comprises the key from the core network, a current value of a Next Chaining Counter, NCC, and an encryption algorithm list, and the third RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises a second encryption algorithm, a current value of a second S counter and the current value of the NCC,
and the third RRC connection reconfiguration message further comprises a header compression algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,172,051

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING SERVICE RECOVERY DURING CLOSED SUBSCRIPTION GROUP (CSG) SELECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of optimizing service recovery during manual closed subscription group (CSG) cell selection in a long term evolution (LTE) network, the method comprising:selecting, by a user equipment (UE), a CSG cell through the manual CSG cell selection;
performing a tracking area update (TAU) procedure on the CSG cell;
receiving a registration rejection with a temporary cause from a network of a CSG cell selected through the manual CSG cell selection;
determining from the registration rejection whether the temporary cause comprises a cause value that allows the UE to return to a saved or previously visited public land mobile network (PLMN); and
performing service recovery of the UE with a registered PLMN (RPLMN), upon determining that the temporary cause does not comprise the cause value that allows the UE to return to the saved or previously visited PLMN, wherein the RPLMN is different from the saved or previously visited PLMN,
wherein the service recovery of the UE is performed by at least one of:
retaining a globally unique temporary identifier (GUTI), previously visited registered tracking area identity (TAI), key set identifier (KSI) and equivalent PLMN (EPLMN) lists;
retrying registration on a single CSG cell;
employing the RPLMN for recovery procedures; and
performing the TAU procedure instead of an Attach while returning to the RPLMN thereby reducing the delay while recovering to the RPLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,172,050

USER ANCHOR CONTROLLER COMMUNICATION WITHIN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to:configure, by a first controller, a first access point on a first subnet;
manage, by the first controller, the first access point, wherein a client device is connected with the first access point;
identify a second controller on the first subnet that is different than the first controller, wherein the second controller is a primary controller of the client device that manages network traffic of the client device and maintains state information corresponding to the client device when the client device is connected to the first access point, and wherein the second controller does not manage the first access point that the client device is connected to;
instruct the second controller to update a controller configuration table for the second controller that identifies that the first access point is assigned to the first controller;
determine that the client device roams to connect with a second access point on a second subnet that is different than the first subnet, wherein the second access point is managed by a third controller that is different than the first and second controller;
query, by the third controller, the second controller to obtain the state information of the client device in response to the determination that the client device is connected with the second access point; and
direct the network traffic of the client device on the second subnet through the second controller, wherein the second controller remains on the first subnet.

US Pat. No. 10,172,049

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD THEREIN FOR HANDOVER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed in a network node for assisting a communication device to perform handover from a serving cell to a target cell in a communication network, wherein the network node is a serving node for the communication device in the serving cell, the method comprising:obtaining a first round trip time between the network node and a server;
obtaining a second round trip time between a target node in the target cell and the server;
deciding whether or not to instruct the communication device to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell by considering at least the first round trip time and the second round trip time; and
conditionally instructing the communication device to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell in accordance with the decision,
wherein deciding whether or not to instruct the communication device to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell comprises:
deciding if the first round trip time is longer than the second round trip time, and if so then deciding to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,048

SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT RECOVERY OF NODE-B BUFFERED DATA FOLLOWING MAC LAYER RESET

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for use in a radio network controller (RNC) comprising:sending a radio resource control (RRC) message to a user equipment (UE) that triggers a high-speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) cell change, wherein the RRC message has a MAC-hs reset indicator,
wherein the MAC-hs reset requires the UE to disassemble MAC-hs PDUs in a reordering buffer and deliver MAC-d PDUs to a MAC-d, flush MAC-hs PDUs stored in the reordering buffer and configure the MAC-hs to receive new data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,047

WIRELESS NETWORK HANDOVER METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A wireless network handover method, wherein the method comprises:sending, by a source base station, a handover request to a target base station for a handover of a user equipment (UE) from the source base station to the target base station, wherein the handover request comprises information about a list of candidate wireless fidelity access points (Wi-Fi APs) of the target base station, the handover request triggering the target base station to select, from the list of candidate Wi-Fi APs based on a configuration policy of the target base station, a target Wi-Fi AP of the target base station for the UE to access during or after the handover of the UE, and wherein the list of candidate Wi-Fi APs is determined by the source base station based on measurements performed by the UE on a plurality of Wi-Fi APs of the target base station;
sending, by the source base station, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message to the UE, wherein the RRC connection reconfiguration message is used to instruct the UE to hand over from the source base station to the target base station, and the RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises information about the target Wi-Fi AP of the target base station for the UE to access the target Wi-Fi AP when the UE hands over from the source base station to the target base station or after the handover of the UE is complete;
receiving, by the source base station during the handover of the UE, a sequence number status transfer message sent by a source Wi-Fi AP that is controlled by the source base station, wherein the sequence number status transfer message is used to notify the source base station of a packet data convergence protocol serial number of a currently received/sent data packet of the source Wi-Fi AP; and
receiving, by the source base station, a downlink data packet that is sent by the source Wi-Fi AP and is not confirmed.

US Pat. No. 10,172,046

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, HIGHER-ORDER APPARATUS, GATEWAY APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first Home Node B (HNB);
a second HNB; and
a HNB gateway (HNB-GW) that is connected to a core network,
wherein the first HNB comprises a transceiver configured to communicate with a user equipment (UE) and send a first message, including Radio Access Bearer sub-Flow Combination Indicator (RFCI) information, to the HNB-GW during an intra HNB-GW relocation in which the UE is relocated from the first HNB to the second HNB,
wherein the HNB-GW comprises a transceiver configured to receive the first message and to send a second message, including the RFCI information included in the first message, to the second HNB, and
wherein the second HNB comprises a transceiver configured to:
communicate with the UE; and
receive the second message without carrying out an Iu-UP Initialization procedure towards the core network, which is a procedure to configure the second HNB and the core network with RFCI when the second HNB does not receive the second message.

US Pat. No. 10,172,045

DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE RADIO RESOURCE TO BE REQUESTED IN CASE OF A CIRCUIT-SWITCHED (CS) FALLBACK PROCEDURE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, the method comprising:receiving, at a second network, from a wireless device, a request message for initiating establishment of an initial radio connection with the second network, wherein the request message identifies a channel type indication from a plurality of channel type indications, the channel type indication determined by the wireless device based on a particular circuit switched domain service from a plurality of circuit switched domain services, the wireless device transmits the request message in response to receiving, from a first wireless network, a paging message indicative of the particular circuit switched domain service, and the first wireless network is different than the second network, wherein the particular circuit switched domain service indicated in the paging message is in a first category of service including CS speech calls and CS services requiring a traffic channel or conversational resources, and the channel type indication identified in the request message is “half-rate traffic channel TCH/H or full-rate traffic channel TCH/F”.

US Pat. No. 10,172,044

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA COMMUNICATION OVER A PEER-TO-PEER CONNECTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a first base station of an access network, the method comprising:exchanging messaging with a first peer device and a network element of a core network to establish a peer-to-peer connection and associated first access network bearer for the first peer device, wherein the first access network bearer is unbound to a core network bearer;
receiving a data packet from the first peer device over the first access network bearer, wherein the data packet is addressed to a second peer device; and
forwarding the data packet to the second base station for the second peer device without using network bearer,
wherein forwarding the data packet comprises one of:
(i) encapsulating a layer-3 packet addressed to a layer-3 address of the second peer device into a layer-3 packet addressed to a layer-3 address of the second base station; or
(ii) encapsulating a layer-2 packet addressed to a layer-2 address of the second peer device into the layer-3 packet addressed to the layer-3 address of the second base station; and
sending the layer-3 packet addressed to the layer-3 address of the second base station to the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,043

COGNITIVE RELIABILITY ENGINE FOR SMOOTH HANDOFF IN PHONE-HOSTED MICROSERVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A method of managing handoffs between a plurality of mobile devices in a phone hosted microservices architecture in a same vicinity, with each of the mobile devices connected to a cognitive reliability engine, the method comprising the steps of:the cognitive reliability engine, for each of the plurality of mobile devices hosting a hosted microservice, determining a reliability score for a time period through context and activity recognition of a user owning the mobile device;
when the reliability score for a mobile device hosting the hosted microservice is less than a first threshold, the cognitive reliability engine emitting a beacon with a data packet to other mobile devices within the vicinity indicating that the hosted microservice will end and will be unavailable within a first time period, and that the mobile devices utilizing the hosted microservice need to search for and switch to another device hosting the same microservice; and
when the reliability score for a mobile device hosting the hosted microservice is greater than the first threshold, and greater than a second threshold, the cognitive reliability engine emitting a beacon with a data packet to other mobile devices within the vicinity indicating that the hosted microservice will be definitively active for a time period and that the mobile device utilizing the hosted microservice execute critical transactions utilizing the hosted microservice within the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,172,042

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING SIGNALING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for establishinq a signaling connection in a network during a handover of a user equipment (UE) from a first radio access network device to a second radio access network device, the method comprising:receiving during the handover, by a mobility management entity, from the second radio access network device a message comprising a first signaling connection parameter allocated by the mobility management entity and a second signaling connection parameter allocated by the second radio access network device, wherein the first signaling connection parameter is a mobility management entity communication context identifier, and the second signaling connection parameter is a radio access network device communication context identifier;
storing, by the mobility management entity, the second signaling connection parameter received from the second radio access network device; and
searching, by the mobility management entity, for an original communication instance according to the first signaling connection parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,172,041

FACILITATION OF MOBILE DEVICE RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a first network device comprising a processor, instruction data related to a display associated with the first network device of a wireless network;
determining, by the first network device, a dormancy time associated with the display;
adjusting, by the first network device, a setting of the first network device in response to a first condition, related to the dormancy time associated with the display, being determined to have been satisfied, wherein the adjusting comprises allowing a first application to transmit first packet data during the dormancy time, and wherein the adjusting comprises, in response to the first condition being determined to have been satisfied and a second condition associated with a size of the first packet data being determined to have been satisfied, facilitating transmitting the first packet data to a second network device of the wireless network;
in response to the adjusting, sending, by the first network device, radio resource control data associated with a radio resource control message to a third network device of the wireless network to request a release of a radio resource, wherein the radio resource control message comprises request data representative of a request for the radio resource to be released at a first time prior to a second time that the radio resource was previously scheduled to be released, wherein the first time is an earlier time than the second time; and
in response to the allowing the first application to transmit the first packet data during the dormancy time, prompting, by the first network device, a second application to send second packet data in addition to the first packet data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,040

APPARATUS FOR ROUTING TRAFFIC IN A PLURALITY OF CELL GROUPS EACH INCLUDING TWO OR MORE CELLS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
acquire traffic information indicating an amount of traffic processed by one or more base stations of a cell group including two or more cells; and
provide the traffic information to a control device, the control device being configured to perform routing control of traffic including selecting network nodes through which traffic is routed to a destination based on the provided traffic information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,039

NODE, MASTER DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A master device for performing flow control of multihop communication in a network including a plurality of nodes, the master device being configured to:allocate, to each node using second service, a time obtained by subtracting, from a frame period of the network, a total one frame transmission time of each node, used for first service, as a one frame transmission time used for second service having a priority set lower than that of the first service; and
determine whether to allow participation of a node requesting participation in the network anew, based on the frame period, a one frame transmission time used for first service, and a guaranteed one frame transmission time used for second service,
wherein the master device is configured to allow participation of the node if the frame period>?(one frame transmission time used for first service per node)+?(guaranteed one frame transmission time used for second service per node) is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,172,038

DOWNLINK COMMUNICATION IN THE UPLINK FDD CHANNEL

1. A method for communication, comprising:configuring at least one first base station or at least one first radio head for communicating over the air with at least one first user equipment (UE) in a frequency domain duplexing (FDD) mode, which defines at least one downlink channel comprising a first set of time resources in a first frequency range and at least one uplink channel comprising a second set of time resources in a second frequency range, which is disjoint from the first frequency range;
assigning at least one first time resource of the at least one uplink channel for uplink communications of the at least one first UE and at least one second time resource of the at least one uplink channel, which is different from the at least one first time resource, to downlink communications of at least one second UE in the second frequency range;
communicating over the air with the at least one first UE in the FDD mode, by using the assigned at least one first time resource for transmitting information from the at least one first UE to the at least one of the first base station or the first radio head; and
communicating over the air with the at least one second UE by transmitting, from at least one second base station or at least one second radio head, downlink information using the assigned at least one second time resource in the second frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,172,037

LOAD BALANCING IN A DISTRIBUTED GATEWAY DEPLOYMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system for assisting load-balancing of subscriber sessions in a packet data network (PDN) gateway of a long-term evolution (LTE) network, where the PDN gateway includes a plurality of distributed gateway instances (DGIs), the system comprising:at least one memory element configured to store computer executable instructions, and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory element and configured, when executing the instructions, to:
receive, from a load balancer, an indication of a first subset of a plurality of subscriber sessions assigned to a first DGI of the plurality of DGIs, wherein the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions comprises at least two subscriber sessions, and wherein each subscriber session of the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions is uniquely identified by a fully qualified tunnel destination endpoint (F-TEID) of a general packet radio service (GPRS) tunnel between the PDN gateway and a serving gateway (SGW) of the LTE network of GPRS tunneling communications protocol (GTP); and
initiate a first advertisement of the F-TEIDs of the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions, the first advertisement indicating the first DGI as a recipient for data provided to the PDN gateway and related to any of the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions.