US Pat. No. 10,507,623

PRESSING TOOL WITH OPTIMIZED RESIN FLOW

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A pressing tool for producing composite fiber components, comprising:a first tool portion;
a second tool portion movable relative to the first tool portion, wherein the first and second tool portions form, in a closed state of the pressing tool, a forming cavity that receives a semi-finished fiber product intended to be formed, each of the first and second tool portions having a tool surface delimiting the cavity,
at least one of the tool surfaces comprises at least two adjacent and mutually inclined surface portions connected to each other via a curved transition portion, and
the curved transition portion has at least one channel-shaped recess facing the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,507,622

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CURING POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITE PARTS IN MANUFACTURING AND REPAIRING PROCESSES

Airbus Operations S.L., ...

1. A system for curing a polymer matrix composite lay-up which comprises:an inner vacuum bag placed over the lay-up to be cured located over a working area with edges of the inner vacuum bag joined to the working area by at least one first sealing element, wherein the working area is at least one of a repairing area and a manufacturing area;
a perforated bulkhead located over the inner vacuum bag, wherein the bulkhead includes a cover over the working area and sides extending down from the cover towards the working area, wherein the sides are offset from a horizontal plane that includes at least a portion of the cover, and the sides include a lowermost edge seated on the inner vacuum bag inward of the edges of the inner vacuum bag;
an outer vacuum bag placed over the perforated bulkhead and over the edges of the inner vacuum bag, wherein edges of the outer vacuum bag are joined to the working area by at least one second sealing element and wherein the edges of the inner vacuum bag are sandwiched between the outer vacuum bag and the at least one first sealing element;
a vacuum device located over the working area so that the outer vacuum bag presses both the edges of the inner vacuum bag and the first sealant element in a first step of a curing process, wherein a vacuum pressure is applied both to the inner vacuum bag and to the outer vacuum bag, and
a heating source located outside the outer vacuum bag or below the inner vacuum bag.

US Pat. No. 10,507,617

LASER WELDED STRUCTURE, ELECTRONIC CONTROLLER AND MANUFACTURE METHOD FOR LASER WELDED STRUCTURE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A laser welded structure comprising a resin molded body and a metal body made of a metal which are laser welded together, the resin molded body formed from a thermoplastic polymer alloy containing a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin,wherein a glass transition temperature of the amorphous resin is lower than a melting start temperature of the crystalline resin,
wherein at least a joint surface of the resin molded body with the metal body is subjected to an oxygen function amplifying treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,507,615

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING SYSTEM

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., To...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a setting unit that sets, as an attribute to be used for manufacture of a 3D modeled object, an attribute of a 2D image to be used for forming the 2D image on a recording medium, when the 3D modeled object is manufactured by laminating recording media together, wherein the setting unit sets the attribute of the 2D image so as to determine a curve that approximates an outline of the 3D modeled object; and
a specifying unit that specifies the degree of approximation, using the curve, of the outline of the 3D modeled object,
wherein the setting unit sets the attribute of the 2D image so as to determine, as the curve that approximates the outline of the 3D modeled object, a curve having larger radii of curvature as the degree of approximation specified by the specifying unit becomes higher.

US Pat. No. 10,507,605

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF VACUUM LOADING

Wittmann Battenfeld Canad...

1. A loader comprising:a platform;
at least one load cell mounted to the platform;
a main hopper connected to the at least one load cell and supported by the platform, the main hopper having an inlet and an outlet;
a vacuum source for generating negative pressure within the main hopper thus drawing air and raw material into the main hopper via the inlet;
a filter assembly between the inlet and the vacuum source for filtering the raw material from the air;
a feeder means, connected to the inlet and securely fastened to the platform for drawing the raw material and the air to the inlet such that a motion of the feeder means does not affect a measurement of the weight of the main hopper by the at least one load cell;
a discharge assembly coupled to the outlet for controlling the discharge of the raw material from the main hopper; and
a sub hopper assembly for funneling discharged raw material to an outlet hose coupled to a nozzle of the sub hopper assembly, the sub hopper assembly being attached to a bottom of the platform such that the main hopper is isolated from any force variations generated by a movement of the sub hopper assembly or of the outlet hose.

US Pat. No. 10,507,587

DEVICE FOR TREATING A PART OF A BODY OF A PERSON TO BE TREATED

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device for interacting with a part of a body of a person to be treated comprising:a treating unit having a treating edge that is configured to interact with the part of the body of the person to be treated, wherein an angular orientation of the treating unit is defined by an angular orientation of the treating edge, and wherein the treating unit further includes a treating unit driver;
an angular orientation identifier configured to generate information indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit, wherein said angular orientation identifier includes an angular orientation sensor configured to determine and to generate the information that is indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit relative to horizontal;
a controller configured to refer to a reference profile stored in a memory indicative of a desired angular orientation of the treating unit, to generate information indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit relative to the desired angular orientation based on the information generated by the angular orientation identifier and the reference profile, the controller further being operatively coupled to the treating unit driver of the treating unit, wherein the controller is further configured to adjust one or more operating characteristics of the of the treating unit, including at least actuating or not actuating the treating unit driver, in response to the information indicative of the angular orientation of the treating unit relative to horizontal provided by the angular orientation identifier; and
a user input, wherein the controller is further configured to modify and/or form the reference profile on the user input.

US Pat. No. 10,507,570

POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A power tool comprising:an outer housing,
a first inner housing inside the outer housing, the first inner housing having an interior and an opening into the interior and a lubricated movable part in the interior;
a component configured to form a seal with the first inner housing at a joint formed by a first portion of the first inner housing and a first portion of the component; and
an oil-repellant coating on the first portion of the first inner housing and/or on the first portion of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,507,567

HOPPER TRAILER OPENER

Arnco Solutions, Trenton...

1. A hopper trailer opener comprising an extension shaft assembly removably coupled with a base tool assembly, wherein the base tool assembly comprisesa motor contained within a motor housing;
a rotatable drive configured to be rotated by the motor, the rotatable drive having a drive head and a spindle attached to the rotatable drive and protruding from the drive head, and wherein the extension shaft assembly comprises:
a drive shaft having an end comprising a base tool assembly connector configured to be removably coupled to the rotatable drive of the base tool assembly and an opposing end having a trailer coupler configured to couple to an opening mechanism of a hopper trailer; and
a locking mechanism configured to temporarily prevent the extension shaft assembly from rotating, wherein the locking mechanism comprises a brace fixedly attached to the base tool assembly and a lock fixedly attached to the extension shaft assembly, the lock movable to engage the brace.

US Pat. No. 10,507,553

METHOD FOR RECONDITIONING OF A DAMAGED PORTION OF A COMPONENT AND INSERT THEREFOR

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. A method of reconditioning a damaged portion of an aircraft component, the method comprising the steps of:scanning the damaged portion to produce a 3D CAD repair model of the damaged portion;
analyzing the repair model to evaluate complexity of the damaged portion and/or complexity of reconditioning of the damaged portion;
selecting, as a function of the evaluated complexity, between a plurality of different computer programs of a plurality of different computers, wherein the selecting results in a selected computer program of a selected computer having available calculation power for the evaluated complexity;
analyzing the repair model with the selected computer program of the selected computer to calculate dimensional and/or mechanical parameters for reconditioning of the damaged portion, including information required to produce an insert to be used to repair the damaged portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,534

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR RELIABLY INSTALLING SURVEY TAGS

O-TAGS, Inc., Monarch Be...

1. An apparatus for boring counterbore holes in masonry to a predetermined depth, the apparatus comprising:a first drill bit of a first diameter, the first drill bit having a slot near a tip end, a pair of twisted cutting edges extending a first length along an axis from the tip end, and a chuckable shaft extending a second length along the axis from an end of the pair of twisted cutting edges, the chuckable shaft having one or more first groove segments in alignment at a first point around the chuckable shaft;
a circular cutting tool of a second diameter at a first distance from the tip end, the circular cutting tool concentric with the first drill bit along the axis, the second diameter of the circular cutting tool is greater than the first diameter of the first drill bit;
a rotatable stop collar of a third diameter having a stop surface at a second distance from the tip end, the rotatable stop collar concentric with the first drill bit and the circular cutting tool along the axis, the rotatable stop collar having a collar configured to engage a surface and allow continued rotation of the circular cutting tool and the first drill bit;
a retaining split ring to couple into the one or more first groove segments in alignment at the first point around the chuckable shaft of the first drill bit, the retaining split ring to retain the circular cutting tool on the chuckable shaft of the first drill bit;
an A-frame-shaped blade coupled into the slot of the tip end of the first drill bit, the A-frame-shaped blade having opposing cutting edges; and
wherein in response to the stop collar, the circular cutting tool forms a first portion of a hole with the second diameter to a first depth and the first drill bit forms a second portion of the hole with the first diameter to a second depth greater than the first depth.

US Pat. No. 10,507,531

CUTTING INSERT FOR PROFILING TURNING AND CARTRIDGE FOR RECEIVING A CUTTING INSERT

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A cutting insert for profile turning, comprising:an upper surface, a lower surface and side surfaces;
wherein two cutting edges for machining a workpiece and two further edges each having two ends are formed at a transition from the upper surface to the side surfaces;
the two cutting edges each being part-circular in shape and defined by a full radius;
wherein the part-circular shape of each of the two cutting edges is formed without discontinuities, and each of the two cutting edges covers an angle range of approximately 180 degrees, whereby a defined linear contact between each of the cutting edges and a workpiece to be machined results, the linear contact being independent of a relative position of the cutting insert with respect to the workpiece;
each of the two cutting edges extending from one end of one of the two edges to an opposite end of the other of the two edges wherein the transition from the lower surface to the side surfaces is designed analogously to a transition from the upper surface to the side surfaces, such that the cutting insert comprises four part-circular cutting edges.

US Pat. No. 10,507,527

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

Velo3D, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A system for printing a three-dimensional object, the system comprising:an energy source configured to generate an energy beam for transforming a pre-transformed material to a transformed material as at least a portion of the three-dimensional object;
a platform configured to support the three-dimensional object during printing; and
an enclosure configured to enclose at least a portion the platform, which enclosure comprises:
(i) a first wall;
(ii) at least one window configured to allow the energy beam to pass through;
(iii) a region recessed in the first wall, which region comprises the at least one window; and
(iv) a second wall that at least partially separates the region from the first wall, which at least one window and second wall at least partially define a volume of the region.

US Pat. No. 10,507,505

BENDING PRESS AND/OR LOADING DEVICE

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one tool holder with a rail having an inner profile for receiving and for allowing displacement of a bending tool, at least one internal wall of the rail forming a guide structure extending in the longitudinal direction of the rail;
and at least one transfer device drivable by a drive for displacing the bending tool within the at least one tool holder and/or from the at least one tool holder,
wherein at least one portion of the at least one transfer device is guided by the guide structure formed in the rail; and
wherein the at least one transfer device and the bending tool, or the at least one portion of the at least one transfer device and the bending tool, are held in the rail.

US Pat. No. 10,507,493

SYNCHRONIZED ARRAY OF VIBRATION ACTUATORS IN AN INTEGRATED MODULE

General Vibration Corpora...

1. A vibration device assembly comprising:a mounting platform;
a pair of vibration motors attached to the mounting platform, the pair of vibration motors comprising a first vibration motor having a first eccentric rotating mass (“ERM1”) and an associated first eccentricity (“E1”), and a second vibration motor having a second eccentric rotating mass (“ERM2”) and an associated second eccentricity (“E2”);
a third vibration motor attached to the mounting platform and interposed between the first and second vibration motors, the third vibration motor having a third eccentric rotating mass (“ERM3”) and an associated third eccentricity (“E3”), wherein the first, second and third vibration motors are arranged to have collinear axes of rotation along a common axis of revolution and are attached to the mounting platform so that vibrations from each of the first, second and third vibration motors superimpose on the mounting platform; and
at least one sensor attached to the mounting platform, the at least one sensor being configured to sense angular position information of the first, second and third eccentric rotating masses, the at least one sensor being configured to provide the information regarding angular positions to a controller;
wherein the eccentricity of each respective eccentric rotating mass is defined as the radius (r) from the axis of revolution of the respective eccentric rotating mass to a mass center of that eccentric rotation mass, multiplied by the mass (m) of that eccentric rotating mass, so that E=r×m;
wherein the vibration device assembly is configured for closed loop control of one or both of angular velocity or angular position of each eccentric rotating mass; and
wherein each of the eccentricities are selected, and distances between projections of the mass centers of each of the eccentric rotating masses onto the common axis of revolution are chosen, such that in response to a control signal received from the controller, the first, second and third eccentric rotating masses are controllable to have a same angular velocity, and relative phase angles of each of the first, second and third eccentric rotating masses are controllable so that forces of the first, second and third vibration motors cancel out, including a net sum of vibration forces of the vibration device assembly canceling out and a net sum of torques of the vibration device assembly canceling out.

US Pat. No. 10,507,481

FRAGRANCE BOTTLE ASSEMBLY

Sillage LLC, Newport Bea...

1. A cap for use with a fragrance bottle and a nozzle head connected to the fragrance bottle and being movable between raised and depressed positions, comprising:a housing coupleable to an upper portion of the fragrance bottle, the housing having and upper surface having a nozzle opening configured to receive the nozzle head therethrough;
a nozzle cover connected to and laterally moveable along the upper surface relative to the nozzle opening between a closed position disposed over the nozzle opening and an open position laterally spaced away from the nozzle opening, wherein the nozzle cover is coupled to a spring-biased sliding member configured to bias the nozzle cover toward the open position, the nozzle cover having a sidewall substantially normal to the upper surface and having a sidewall opening, wherein the nozzle head passes through the sidewall opening when the nozzle cover moves laterally between the first and second positions, wherein the nozzle cover in the closed position blocks the nozzle head from being moved from the raised position to the depressed position, and the nozzle cover being spaced laterally apart from the nozzle head when in the open position to allow the nozzle head to be depressed axially toward the planar upper surface from the raised position to depressed position; and
a retention mechanism configured to engage with the sliding member to releasably retain the nozzle cover in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,453

NANOCLAY-BASED SOLID SORBENTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE

West Virginia University,...

1. A regenerative nanoclay based solid sorbent consisting essentially of:a layered nanoclay with at least one surface, and
at least one amine containing compound that is immobilized to the surface of said nanoclay by coating the substantial entirety of said surface forming an immobilized amine, wherein said immobilized amine is easily removable from said surface of said nanoclay by washing or frictional mechanical means; and
at least another amine containing compound that is grafted onto the at least one surface of said nanoclay, wherein said grafted amine compound is not easily removable from said surface of said nanoclay by washing or frictional mechanical means, wherein said grafted amine compound is selected from the group consisting of an organoamine and an aminosilane, wherein said surface of said nanoclay includes at least one of an edge of a platelet of said nanoclay, an interior portion of said nanoclay, and an exterior portion of said nanoclay, and at least one edge of a platelet, an interior portion, and an exterior portion of each layer of said nanoclay, wherein said layered nanoclay adsorbs carbon dioxide at a temperature ranging from 50° C. to 85° C. and desorbs carbon dioxide in the presence of carbon dioxide at a temperature ranging from 100° C. to 155° C. for a resultant multiple cycle regenerative nanoclay based solid sorbent for producing a pure carbon dioxide stream, and wherein said layered nanoclay has a sustainable carbon dioxide capacity of at least 85 percent of an initial carbon dioxide capacity after three cycles of regeneration, wherein said nanoclay is selected from the group consisting of a montmorillonite, a bentonite, a kaolinite, a halloysite, and a synthetic nanoclay.

US Pat. No. 10,507,450

PROCESS OF CHEMICAL REACTION IN MAGNETIZED SOLVENTS

1. A solvent Magnetizing apparatus (SMA) comprising at least first and second fluid containers, at least first and second sampling valves, a linking valve located between said first and second containers connecting them together, a first flange connects said second container and said first sampling valve and a second flange connects said second sampling valve to a stainless steel pump, wherein a third flange connects said stainless steel pump to a magnetic generating device comprising an AQUA CORRECT device and a coaxial magnetic system; wherein in the combination of the two create a variable magnetic field strength of at least 3000 Gauss up to 20000 Gauss.

US Pat. No. 10,507,433

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A DETONATOR WITHIN A PERFORATING GUN ASSEMBLY

DynaEnergetics US, Inc., ...

1. A detonator positioning device for positioning a wireless detonator in a perforating gun assembly, the device comprising:a cylindrical body comprising an open end, a closed end, and a central bore adapted for receiving the detonator, the central bore including an enlarged bore portion adjacent the open end of the cylindrical body;
a plurality of arms extending toward the open end of the cylindrical body and at least partially enclosing the enlarged bore portion of the central bore, each of the plurality of arms adapted to retain a detonator head of the detonator when the detonator is positioned within the enlarged bore portion of the central bore; and
a plurality of legs extending from the cylindrical body, each of the plurality of legs adapted to position the cylindrical body in the perforating gun assembly, wherein
the cylindrical body is configured for being secured within an end plate of the perforating gun assembly, and a grounding rib is configured for being attached to the end plate to complete a ground loop.

US Pat. No. 10,507,432

FORWARD OSMOTIC AND WATER HAMMER METHOD OF MEMBRANE CLEANING

MEMBRANE RECOVERY LTD., ...

1. A method for cleaning a semi-permeable membrane in an osmosis separation module, said membrane having a feed side and permeate side with foulant located on at least the feed side, a raw saline solution feed stream exiting the module as a residual brine stream, part of a raw saline solution from the raw saline solution feed stream penetrating the membrane in a reverse osmosis process by a net driving pressure of a balance of gauge and osmotic pressures and exiting from the permeate side as a permeate stream, said cleaning method comprising:applying at least periodically, a plurality of directional pressure strokes directed from at least one of the permeate and residual brine stream to the feed stream side of the membrane thereby effecting mechanical membrane shaking for detachment of the foulant; and
for at least part of said period of time, applying a pulsed flow regime in at least one of the residual brine and permeate stream exiting from the module thereby increasing shearing force for achieving enhanced foulant evacuation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,419

CLEANABLE FILTER

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

1. A method for cleaning an air filter element having an installed condition in a filter housing and filtering fluid in a given application, the method comprising:conducting a filtering operation for filtering an operating fluid with the air filter element, the filtering operation comprising:
applying unfiltered operating fluid to a dirty side of the air filter element such that clean filtered operating fluid is delivered from a clean side of the air filter element; and
conducting a cleaning operation while the filtering operation is being conducted, the cleaning operation comprising:
applying, by a controller, pressurized cleaning air to clean the air filter element while the air filter element is in the installed condition in the filter housing, wherein the pressurized cleaning air frees particulate from the air filter element;
ejecting, by the controller, the freed particulate from the filter housing through a pressurized cleaning air and contaminant outlet at a discharge port; and
applying vacuum to the discharge port to provide vacuum assist evacuation,
wherein the pressurized cleaning air is applied to the air filter element during the filtering operation,
the air filter element includes a primary seal seals the air filter element to the filter housing to isolate the clean side from the dirty side, the method further comprising providing the air filter element with a manifold receiving the pressurized cleaning air and applying the pressurized cleaning air to the air filter element,
the pressurized cleaning air being applied from the manifold to the dirty side.

US Pat. No. 10,507,414

REHEATING COLLECTION DEVICE FOR GAS PHASE PROCESS

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A reheating collection device for a gas phase process, comprising:a container elongated in an axial direction along an axis to define a chamber;
an inflow path and an exhaust path respectively in communication with the chamber and apart in the axial direction from each other;
a heater heating the chamber between the inflow path and the exhaust path; and
a baffle structure including one or more baffles and movable in the axial direction within the chamber so as to locate at least one of the baffles in between the inflow path and the exhaust path.

US Pat. No. 10,507,410

AIR-OIL SEPARATION APPARATUS

1. An air-oil separation apparatus for an oil system of a gas turbine engine, comprising:an oil tank having an oil impingement surface disposed on a tank bottom proximate an oil tank outlet; and
a centrifugal air-oil separator mounted within the oil tank, the centrifugal air-oil separator having a separator air-oil mixture inlet and a separator oil outlet each communicating with a cavity, the separator air-oil mixture inlet disposed tangentially relative to an inner wall of the cavity configured for centrifugal air-oil separation, the centrifugal air-oil separator further including an air outlet communicating with the cavity, the separator oil outlet feeding an impingement nozzle having a nozzle outlet oriented, in operation, to eject an oil jet from the centrifugal air-oil separator to impinge the oil impingement surface at an intersection point spaced apart from the oil tank outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,507,406

FRESHWATER SOURCE AND DESALINATION SYSTEM

King Fahd University of P...

1. A fresh water source and humidification-dehumidification desalination system, comprising:a humidifier, including
a housing having a sloped roof, a fluid inlet, and a fluid outlet,
at least one thermal element for heating an aqueous fluid to be purified arranged within the housing, the at least one thermal element having a surface sloped at a pre-determined angle, and
at least one fluid tray disposed within the housing, the at least one fluid tray being configured to contain the aqueous fluid to be purified and having a floor incorporating a perforated plate therein, wherein the perforated plate is in fluid communication with an air supply and is configured so that the air supply passes through the aqueous fluid to be purified to form a humidified air stream;
a dehumidifier comprising a passive condenser, wherein the passive condenser is fluidly connected to the humidifier and is configured to condense water from the humidified air stream; and
a fresh water tank connected to the dehumidifier to collect the water condensed from the humidified air stream in the passive condenser;
wherein the surface of the at least one thermal element, sloped at the pre-determined angle, is optically aligned with at least one solar energy concentrator,
the fluid inlet is arranged in order to introduce the aqueous fluid to be purified to the at least one thermal element, and
the at least one thermal element is arranged in order to introduce the aqueous fluid to be purified to the at least one fluid tray at a pre-determined temperature, the pre-determined temperature of the aqueous fluid to be purified being above an initial temperature of the aqueous fluid to be purified.

US Pat. No. 10,507,402

SYSTEM FOR LIQUID PURIFICATION

MICRONIC TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an atomizer configured to mix a solution and a flow of an inlet gas to produce an atomized mixture of the solution and the inlet gas, the atomizer including a first flow member and a second flow member, the first flow member having an outer surface and defining an outlet opening, the outer surface of the first flow member including a vane defining at least a portion of a first flow path, the second flow member having a first surface and a second surface and defining a second flow path therebetween, a portion of the first surface defining a mixing volume,
the second flow path configured to convey a flow of the solution and the inlet gas to the mixing volume, at least a portion of the flow being conveyed to the first flow path via the second flow path such that the vane redirects a portion of at least one of a tangential velocity component or a circumferential velocity component of the flow as the solution and the inlet gas flow within the first flow path to produce a rotational velocity component within the flow when the flow is conveyed to the mixing volume, such that the solution and the inlet gas mix within the mixing volume to produce a mixture of the solution and the inlet gas; and
a separator configured to be fluidically coupled to an outlet of the atomizer, the separator configured to receive the mixture of the solution and the inlet gas, the separator configured to produce a first outlet flow and a second outlet flow, the first outlet flow including a vaporized portion of a solvent from the solution, the second outlet flow including a liquid portion of the solvent from the solution and a solute from the solution.

US Pat. No. 10,507,397

VIBRATING TOY

FSD, LLC, Bend, OR (US)

1. A vibrating toy assembly, comprising:a vibration mechanism having housing, wherein said housing retains a motor and batteries, and wherein said vibration mechanism causes said housing to vibrate when said motor is activated;
a base having a bottom plate and a vertical conduit that extends from said bottom plate, wherein said vertical conduit is sized to receives and retains said vibration mechanism, wherein said base is moved by said vibration mechanism when said vibration mechanism is activated;
a body casing that defines a hollow internal compartment, wherein said body casing has an open bottom that provides access to said hollow internal compartment, wherein said vertical conduit of said base passes into said open bottom of said body casing and said body casing rests atop said bottom plate of said base, wherein said body casing moves with said base and said body casing shields said vibration mechanism from view.

US Pat. No. 10,507,392

METHOD FOR DETERMINING CHEATING IN DART GAME, DEVICE AND SERVER

PHOENIXDARTS CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for determining cheating in a dart game, the method comprising:collecting game data and multimedia information of a player from a dart game device, wherein the multimedia information includes video information captured from the moment when the player makes a throwing motion in a throw line up to the moment when a dart pin hits a dart target;
transmitting the collected game data and multimedia information which includes a second scene and a third scene to a client device, wherein the second scene is a scene that includes capturing of the hit of the dart pin to the dart target to receive feedback from the client device about whether a score matches a position where the dart pin hit, and wherein the third scene is a scene that includes capturing of an area other than the player and the dart target to receive feedback from the client device about whether a person other than the player throws the dart pin;
receiving feedback information on legitimacy of play with respect to the multimedia information from the client device; and
processing the game data of the player corresponding to the multimedia information on the basis of the received feedback information related to legitimacy of play.

US Pat. No. 10,507,375

SKATEBOARD BASE PLATE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS

DJLL Holdings, LLC, Land...

1. A base plate for a skateboard, comprising:a body including a proximal end and a distal end;
a first pivot cup extending from the body at or near the distal end; and
a second pivot cup spaced from the first pivot cup and extending from the body at or near the proximal end, the second pivot cup (i) defining an outer perimeter surface having an uninterrupted height, a thickness of the uninterrupted height of the second pivot cup dimensioned greater than a thickness of the first pivot cup, (ii) includes an opening extending therethrough and surrounded by the outer perimeter surface of the second pivot cup, the opening of the second pivot cup configured to at least partially receive therein a wave cam such that the wave cam is surrounded by the outer perimeter surface of the second pivot cup, and (iii) includes one or more channels extending from the opening and through at least a portion of the second pivot cup, the one or more channels extending through at least the portion of the second pivot cup without extending through the outer perimeter surface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,356

PORTABLE AND STOWABLE VERTICAL KNEE RAISE EXERCISE APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Scott Noren, Ithaca, NY ...

1. A vertical knee raise machine comprising:a. a tripod base movable between a deployed support position and a folded storage position;
b. a backrest with a left armrest connected at a first end to said backrest and a right armrest connected at a first end to said backrest;
c. a support: shaft with a first end connected to said tripod base and a second end connected to said backrest;
d. wherein a plane formed by said backrest is reclined at a preset oblique angle relative to said support shaft; and
e. wherein said armrests are retractable from a deployed position to a folded position to thereby put said vertical knee raise machine in a compact storage configuration for storage when said armrests are in said retracted position and said tripod base is in said folded storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,336

LIGHT TREATMENT SYSTEM

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A light treatment system comprising:an ultraviolet treatment light source configured to emit an ultraviolet treatment light of a treatment wavelength directed towards a part of a human or animal body for light treatment, configured to directly irradiate said part of said human or animal body,
a housing configured to cover the treatment light source from exterior view and configured to at least partially cover the illuminated part of the human or animal body from external view,
an indication window of the housing configured to allow the emission of an indication light of an indication wavelength from an inner part of the housing away from the housing in a direction different from the direction towards the part of the human or animal body of the treatment light,
wherein the indication light emitted by the indication window is sourced from the treatment light source and comprises transformed light of a different wavelength than the treatment wavelength of the treatment light emitted by the light source directed towards the part of the human or animal body for treatment thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,507,330

CENTERING KIT FOR ALIGNING AN EXTERNAL ELEMENT WITH RESPECT TO AN IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

Synergia Medical, Mont-S...

1. A kit of parts for centering an external element with respect to an implantable medical device, said kit of parts comprising:(A) an implantable medical device (20) for being implanted under skin of a patient and comprising;
(a) an internal housing characterized by a secondary axis, (Z2),
(b) a light source (22) positioned such as to emit a light beam coaxial to the secondary axis, (Z2), and of wavelength and intensity sufficient for being transmitted through tissues and skin separating the implantable medical device from an exterior when implanted under the skin of the patient, and
(B) an external element (10) comprising:
an external housing characterized by a primary axis (Z1), and containing an external electronic unit, the external element further comprising:
(a) a number, N>2, of photodetectors (12a-12d) forming a polygon of N edges, normal to the primary axis, (Z1), and which centroid (13) belongs to the primary axis, (Z1), and
(b) an indicator (4) indicating how the external element is to be displaced over a surface of the skin of the patient in order to position the external element with the primary axis, (Z1), being coaxial with the secondary axis, (Z2), of the implantable medical device,
characterized in that, the external element further comprises a processor or an electronic logic control circuit configured to:
(a) measure energy received by each of the photodetectors of the external element from the light source,
(b) calculate a mean energy, Em, defined as an average of the energies, Ei, received by each of the N photodetectors, Em=?Ei/N, with i=1 to N,
(c) for each of the photodetectors, determine whether the received energy, Ei, falls within an optimal range comprised between (Em??) and (Em+?), wherein c is a predefined optimal deviation,
(d) if the energy, Ei, received by each of the N photodetectors falls within the optimal range, indicate that the external element is optimally positioned with the primary axis (Z1) being coaxial to the secondary axis (Z2) within the optimal deviation,
(e) if the energy, Ei, of at least one of the N photodetectors falls out of the optimal range, set the indicator to indicate that the external element is not positioned optimally and to indicate a direction the external element must be displaced in order to bring the primary axis (Z1) coaxially to the secondary axis (Z2) of the implantable medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,507,281

CANNULA CAPTURE MECHANISM

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A catheter device, comprising:an interlock surface;
a catheter adapter;
a cannula capture mechanism comprising:
an outer housing;
an inner housing comprising an interlock component, wherein at least a portion of the inner housing is disposed within the outer housing, wherein the inner housing comprises a plurality of arms; and
a cannula that extends into the inner housing, wherein the cannula comprises a distal tip,
wherein in response to the cannula being retracted proximally with respect to the inner housing and the catheter adapter such that the distal tip is disposed proximal to a distal end of the inner housing, the plurality of arms are configured to move inwardly towards each other, wherein in response to the plurality of arms moving inwardly towards each other, the interlock component is configured to separate from the interlock surface and the outer housing is configured to decompress in a distal direction from a compressed state to a decompressed state to bias the plurality of arms of the inner housing together to prevent the cannula from exiting the distal end of the inner housing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,138

NOISE REDUCTION EARMUFFS SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. An earmuffs system for a helmet including:a first ear muff including a first speaker and a first microphone therein;
a second earmuff electrically coupled to the first ear muff, the second ear muff including a second speaker and a second microphone therein;
noise cancellation circuitry disposed within the first ear muff, the noise cancellation circuitry receiving first sounds from the first microphone and the second microphone and processing the first sounds by in part canceling the first sounds to form a first sound output that is provided from the first speaker and the second speaker;
a third microphone placed external to the first earmuff, the third microphone supplying second sounds for the first speaker to output as a second sound output without the second sounds undergoing noise cancellation processing; and
a fourth microphone placed external to the second earmuff, the fourth microphone supplying third sounds for the second speaker to output as a third sound output without the third sounds undergoing noise cancellation processing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,132

TOPICAL ADMINISTRATION METHOD

NOVALIQ GMBH, Heidelberg...

1. A method for dropwise topical administration of a liquid composition (2), comprising the steps of:a) providing a drop dispenser (1), comprising:
a container part (1B) with an interior volume partially filled with the liquid composition (2) and a gaseous phase (3) filling the remainder of the interior volume at ambient pressure, the container part (1B) having a displaceable section (1C) and optionally a substantially stationary section, and
a dropper part (1A) in physical connection and in fluid communication with the interior volume of the container part (1B), comprising an outflow channel (5), connecting the interior volume of the container part (1B) to the environment;
b) exerting a first force to the displaceable section (1C) of the container part (1B) of the drop dispenser (1) while holding the drop dispenser (1) in an upright position in which the outflow channel (5) is not in contact with the liquid composition (2), thereby reducing the interior volume of the container part (1B) and forcing the gaseous phase (3) of the interior volume at least partially out of the drop dispenser (1) into the environment;
c) inverting the drop dispenser (1) to an inverted position in which the liquid composition (2) is in contact with the outflow channel (5);
d) releasing said first force from the displaceable section (1C) of the container part (1B) at least partly, thereby reducing the pressure inside the container part (1B) below ambient pressure; and
e) exerting a second force to the displaceable section (1C) of the container part (1B), while still holding the drop dispenser in the inverted position in which the liquid composition (2) is in contact with the outflow channel (5), thereby raising the pressure inside the interior volume of the container part (1B) above ambient pressure and releasing the liquid composition (2) dropwise from the dropper part (1A) of the drop dispenser (1).

US Pat. No. 10,507,100

HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS

Hans-Hinrich Sievers, Kr...

1. A heart valve prosthesis comprising:a downstream first axial end;
an upstream second axial end;
a sewing ring extending in an arched course for sewing in a blood vessel, the arched course of the sewing ring being formed by three arches and three transition regions, wherein a respective transition region is arranged between an arch end of one of the arches and an arch end of another one of the arches, wherein the sewing ring further comprises a plurality of tabs, each of the tabs being associated with one of the three transition regions, each of the tabs comprising a folded state and a non-folded state, each of the tabs comprising a tab end, the tab end of each of the tabs facing the first axial end in the non-folded state, the tab end of each of the tabs facing the second axial end in the folded state, the tabs being located radially beyond the sewing ring in the folded state with respect to a longitudinal axis of the sewing ring.

US Pat. No. 10,507,086

DENTAL PROSTHESIS WITH THREADED CROWN ON POST AND CORE

1. A dental prosthesis comprising:a dental implant;
a post and core comprising a first portion adapted to be inserted into said implant and a second portion protruding from said implant;
a screw; and
a crown,
said implant being adapted to be fixed to a bone and said post and core being adapted to be fixed to said implant through a thread,
wherein said crown is fixed to said post and core with said screw,
wherein said post and core operates as a connection element between said implant and said crown,
wherein said second portion comprises a separation portion between an apical end of the crown when the post and core is housed in the crown and a coronal end of the implant when the post and core is housed in the implant,
wherein said separation portion of the post and core has a decreasing diameter in a coronal direction of the post and core,
wherein said post and core comprises a first element and a second element, the first element being hollow and the second element comprising a through screw that is inserted in said first element and is fixed to the implant, said through screw comprising a hole provided with a thread suited to accommodate said screw that fixes the crown to the post and core, and
wherein the second portion of the post and core that protrudes from said implant comprises one or more cylindrical segments having a length up to 3 mm and extending in the coronal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,507,055

DEPLOYMENT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:a bushing movable in a longitudinal direction between a first position and a second position for actuating a component of the surgical instrument; and
an actuation mechanism configured to move the bushing between the first position and the second position, the actuation mechanism including:
a rotatable shaft;
a cord including a first end portion engaged to the rotatable shaft and a second end portion engaged to the bushing;
a biasing member longitudinally aligned with the bushing, the biasing member including a fixed first end portion and a movable second end portion configured to abut the bushing and bias the bushing towards the second position;
a gear assembly operably coupled to the rotatable shaft and configured to rotate the rotatable shaft relative to the cord to at least partially wind-up the cord about the rotatable shaft to thereby move the bushing from the second position to the first position against the bias of the biasing member; and
a cartridge housing the biasing member therein, wherein the bushing is slidably disposed about the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,507,050

PLATE FOR OSTEOSYNTHESIS

NEOSTEO, Reze (FR)

1. An osteosynthesis T-shaped plate comprising:an epiphysis portion that forms a bar of the T and is provided with at least three first fixation holes for first anchoring screws; and
a diaphysis portion that forms a leg of the T and is provided with second fixation holes for second anchoring screws,
wherein said epiphysis portion and said diaphysis portion are connected by a curved joining area,
wherein the epiphysis portion is concave, with a curved profile from one end to the other of the bar of the T, said concavity of said epiphysis portion of said plate being along an inner surface of said plate, said epiphysis portion also having a curved profile when viewed from a side,
wherein the diaphysis portion is straight and rigid,
wherein said plate is titanium, and symmetrical with respect to a longitudinal axis,
and wherein said diaphysis portion is convex along said inner surface said convex inner surface of said diaphysis portion having a camber that, when viewed in a plan orthogonal to said longitudinal axis, is convex from a first longitudinal edge of the leg to a second longitudinal edge of the leg, said convex inner surface of said diaphysis portion being directed toward a bone, and
wherein said curved joining area has an S-shaped longitudinal cross section, such that ends of said curved joining area join respectively to the epiphysis portion and to the diaphysis portion of the T-shaped place in a manner substantially parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,507,047

METHOD FOR IMPLANTING A ROD IMPLANT ALONG A SPINE OF A PATIENT

1. A bone anchor assembly for securing a rod that provides support or alignment to a spine, comprising:a receiver comprising:
a rod-receiving channel distally extending from a proximal end of the receiver;
a lateral radiused groove near the proximal end of the receiver, the lateral radiused groove comprising a size and shape to receive a first mating structure and a second mating structure of a rod-guiding tool in an intermediate position and an inserted position,
a curved external surface that extends distal and proximal to the lateral radiused groove,
wherein, the curved external surface is configured to allow the first and second matting structures to travel distally thereon into the intermediate position, in which the first and second mating structures are received together in the lateral radiused groove completely, the first mating structure configured for mating with the lateral radiused groove and the second mating structure for mating with an inner recess defined within the receiver, the inner recess in communication with and extending proximally from the lateral radiused groove, and
wherein, the lateral radiused groove is configured to allow the first and second mating structures to travel at least proximally from the intermediate position into the inserted position; and
a closure, wherein the lateral radiused groove remains spaced from, and laterally located with respect to, the closure when the closure closes the rod-receiving channel of the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,507,045

FACET DISTRACTION AND FUSION PROSTHESIS

Zygofix Ltd., Misgav (IL...

1. A joint prosthesis comprising:an array of facet distraction base elements, adjacent ones of said base elements being connected to each other by a set of connector elements located at said adjacent ones of said base elements;
wherein said set of connector elements comprises a male connector having an at least partial cylindrical or spherical contour that is received in, and articulates with, an at least partial cylindrical or spherical recess of a female connector, so that adjacent ones of said base elements can bend in multiple degrees of freedom about different bending axes with respect to each other and adapt to a geometry of a facet joint, wherein each of said base elements comprises two male connectors that protrude from adjacent, perpendicular sides of said base element, and two female connectors that protrude from two other adjacent, perpendicular sides of said base element and each of said male connectors is parallel to a corresponding one of said female connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,507,044

OCCIPITAL PLATE SYSTEMS

GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC., Au...

1. An occipital plate system comprising:an occipital plate comprising a body having a diamond-shaped upper portion and a lower portion extending from the upper portion, the lower portion including an opening;
a lateral member received through the opening, the lateral member including a top aperture having a longitudinal axis that is at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the occipital plate, and the lateral member including a side aperture;
a rod accepting component having a top opening and being received in the top aperture; and
a lateral connector configured to be received in the top opening or the side aperture,
wherein the lateral member is rotatable and translatable such that the lateral member is adjustable relative to the occipital plate, and
wherein the rod accepting component includes a polyaxial screw head receiver, and the lateral connector comprises an uncurved arm attached to the polyaxial screw head receiver positioned in the top aperture in the lateral member.

US Pat. No. 10,507,040

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OFF-AXIS TISSUE MANIPULATION

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A system for manipulating tissue, the system comprising:an access cannula having a distal end for positioning in the tissue; and
a steerable assembly comprising a steerable instrument and a deformable conduit, the steerable instrument comprising a control element and a deflectable portion operatively connected to the control element, wherein the steerable instrument is adapted to be moved between at least a substantially straight configuration and a curved configuration when the deflectable portion protrudes from the distal end of the access cannula in order to deform the deformable conduit so that the deformable conduit occupies a deformed position,
wherein the steering instrument is adapted to be removably disposed in the deformable conduit so as to allow withdrawal of the deflectable portion of the steerable instrument from the deformable conduit without substantially displacing the deformed position of the deformable conduit protruding from the distal end of the access cannula.

US Pat. No. 10,507,031

TISSUE BAG AND METHOD OF REMOVING EXCISED TISSUE

Gyrus Medical Limited, C...

1. A tissue removal system comprising:an endoscope comprising a longitudinal axis that extends along a length of the endoscope;
a tissue grasper disposed within a first working channel of the endoscope;
a tissue retrieval bag disposed within a second working channel of the endo scope, the tissue retrieval bag comprising:
a handle having a proximal portion and a distal portion; and
a pouch disposed at the distal portion of the handle and comprising a flexible ring attached to the pouch, the flexible ring being attached to the handle at an angle such that the flexible ring transects a longitudinal axis of the handle;
wherein the proximal portion of the handle is offset a discrete amount from the longitudinal axis of the endoscope such that, when the tissue grasper is moved distally within the second working channel, a distal end of the tissue grasper passes through the flexible ring and is received within the pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,507,030

MEDICAL DEVICE

Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A medical device comprising:an accommodation unit that includes a lumen which accommodates a capturing target present inside a living body, in which a shape of at least a portion on a distal side is expandable enabling the lumen of the accommodation unit to be increased or decreased in volume, wherein the accommodation unit includes an expandable section which is expandable along an axial direction in which the fluid flows, the expandable section having a contracted state and an expanded state, the contracted state having a length in the axial direction that is less than a diameter of the accommodation unit, and the expanded state having a length in the axial direction that is longer than the length in the axial direction of the contracted state, and wherein an inner surface of the at least the portion on the distal side before and after expansion is configured to be flat as a whole, a distal opening portion and a proximal opening portion which respectively communicate with the lumen, and a filter for capturing at least one or more of the capturing targets;
an impeller holding unit that includes an impeller which causes a fluid to flow from the distal opening portion toward the proximal opening portion inside the living body so as to allow the lumen to aspirate the capturing target together with the fluid;
an introduction unit configured to be used by an operator in order to introduce the accommodation unit and the impeller holding unit into the living body; and
a hand operation unit configured to be operated by the operator in order to adjust a position of the first cylinder introduced in the living body and/or in order to rotate the impeller.

US Pat. No. 10,507,018

MINIMALLY INVASIVE REPAIR OF A VALVE LEAFLET IN A BEATING HEART

NeoChord, Inc., Eden Pra...

1. A device for repairing a valve leaflet in a beating heart of a patient, comprising:a handle assembly including a shaft extending from a distal end of the handle and adapted to be extended into a chest cavity of the patient, the shaft including a suture channel extending longitudinally through the shaft adapted to receive a suture and a needle channel extending longitudinally through the shaft generally axially parallel with the suture channel;
a capture assembly extending from a distal portion of the shaft and adapted to be positioned within the beating heart, the capture assembly having a clamping mechanism including a proximal clamping jaw defining a distally facing clamping surface and a distal clamping jaw movable with respect to the proximal clamping jaw and defining a proximally facing clamping surface; and
a needle adapted to be slidably positioned within the needle channel, the needle channel having a needle opening defined proximate where the needle channel terminates at the distally facing clamping surface defined by the proximal clamping jaw,
the distal clamping jaw including a jaw suture channel extending at least partially around the distal clamping jaw, a needle lumen extending into the proximally facing clamping surface and aligned with the needle opening, and a suture groove extending across the needle lumen,
such that when a suture is extended through the suture channel of the shaft, around the jaw suture channel of the distal clamping jaw and along the suture groove, the needle can be selectively advanced distally out of the needle opening at the proximal clamping jaw and past the suture positioned in the suture groove into the needle lumen without dislodging the suture from the suture groove and retracted proximally to engage the suture and remove the suture from the suture groove.

US Pat. No. 10,506,999

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE AND RADIOGRAPHY PROTECTION UNIT

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiographic imaging device comprising:an imaging platform that includes an imaging surface on which a breast of a test subject is to be rested;
a radiation irradiation section that is disposed to face the imaging surface and irradiates radiation at the imaging surface;
a main radiation protection portion that is disposed at a side of a region between the radiation irradiation section and the imaging surface at which side the test subject is disposed, and that protects the test subject from the radiation;
a first turning shaft that is provided at a side portion of the main radiation protection portion, an axial direction of the first turning shaft being a direction along an upper edge of the main radiation protection portion; and
an auxiliary radiation protection portion that is firstly turned about the first turning shaft toward an upper edge side of the main radiation protection portion such that the auxiliary radiation protection portion is located at a non-protecting position,
wherein:
in a case in which tomosynthesis imaging is performed by turning the radiation irradiation section to left and right relative to the imaging surface, the auxiliary radiation protection portion is located at a protecting position at which the auxiliary radiation protection portion is disposed at a side portion of the main radiation protection portion, and
in a case in which two-dimensional imaging is performed in which an irradiation angle of radiation with respect to the imaging surface is set substantially to a perpendicular angle, the auxiliary radiation protection portion is set to the non-protecting position, and
the non-protecting position is located at a plane that is extended along left and right directions of the test subject and along a direction from a test subject side toward a back side of the radiographic imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,506,973

APPARATUS FOR INJECTING LIQUID INTO PRIMO-NODE AND PRIMO-VASCULAR SYSTEM TRACING SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for injecting a liquid into a primo-node, the apparatus comprising:a suction tube comprising a suction opening formed therein and configured to hold the primo-node;
a liquid injection tube disposed within the suction tube, wherein an edge of the liquid injection tube protrudes outward from the suction opening; and
a bridge that fixes the liquid injection tube to the suction tube.

US Pat. No. 10,506,967

MULTI-AXIS MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR LOADING FORCE AND CENTER OF GRAVITY

KAOHSIUNG MEDICAL UNIVERS...

1. A multi-axis measurement device for loading force and center of gravity comprising:a first loading plate, further comprising:
a first slidable element, wherein one end of the first slidable element is connected to the first loading plate, and moves in a first direction; and
a first piezoelectric pressure sensing element, wherein one end of the first piezoelectric pressure sensing element is connected to the first loading plate;
a second loading plate, further comprising:
a second slidable element, wherein one end of the second slidable element is connected to the second loading plate, and moves in a second direction; and
a second piezoelectric pressure sensing element, wherein one end of the second piezoelectric pressure sensing element is connected to the second loading plate;
a connecting plate, located between the first loading plate and the second loading plate, wherein the connecting plate is respectively connected to the first slidable element, the first piezoelectric pressure sensing element, the second slidable element, and the second piezoelectric pressure sensing element; and
a plurality of third piezoelectric pressure sensing elements, connected to the first loading plate;
wherein the first piezoelectric pressure sensing r element measures the changes in pressure of the first direction, the second piezoelectric pressure sensing element measures the changes in pressure of the second direction, and the third piezoelectric pressure sensing elements measure the changes in pressure of a third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,506,950

RESPIRATORY THERAPY INSTRUMENT OFFERING GAME-BASED INCENTIVES, TRAINING, AND TELEMETRY COLLECTION

Compliant Games, Inc., M...

1. A respiratory therapy system for establishing a telehealth platform for pulmonary care comprising:a respiratory therapy adapter including,
a housing,
an airway tube removably secured to the housing for accommodating a flow of air,
a first absolute pressure sensor in communication with an interior of the airway tube at a first location,
a second absolute pressure sensor in communication with the interior of the airway tube at a second location, and
a circuit board retained within the housing, the circuit board including a transmitter for transmitting data to a computing device; and
a separate respiratory therapy device including a first flow resistance insert disposed in an airflow pathway;
wherein the airway tube of the respiratory therapy adapter is in fluid communication with a port of the airflow pathway of the separate respiratory therapy device;
wherein the circuit board provides access, via the computing device, to a database of resistance values corresponding with a plurality of flow resistance inserts, including the first flow resistance insert, to facilitate identification of a first flow resistance value associated with the first flow resistance insert of the separate respiratory therapy device;
wherein the first flow resistance value is usable with pressure data detected at one or both of the first and second absolute pressure sensors to ascertain a flow measurement through the separate respiratory therapy device;
wherein the housing is a multi-component housing; and
wherein the multi-component housing includes first and second tubular portions secured to one another longitudinally with a threaded nut.

US Pat. No. 10,506,941

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SENSING ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY IN TISSUE

THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US),...

1. A headset comprising:a sensor electrode structured to be placed on skin of a user at a first point, the sensor electrode structured to sense electrical activity in a tissue of the user and to produce a signal of interest, an undesired signal and noise;
a reference electrode structured to be placed on the skin of the user at a second point, the second point being spaced apart from the first point; and
an electronics module, the electronics module including:
a front end amplifier structured to (1) amplify the signal of interest and the undesired signal occurring in a first frequency range while (2) attenuating the noise occurring in a second frequency range, the sensor electrode electrically coupled to a first input of the amplifier and the reference electrode electrically coupled to a second input of the amplifier, an output of the amplifier electrically coupled to the second input of the amplifier via a parallel resistor and capacitor circuit;
a filter electrically coupled to the output of the amplifier and structured to receive an output signal from the amplifier containing the signal of interest and the undesired signal, the filter structured to isolate the signal of interest by attenuating the undesired signal; and
a processor programmed to receive the signal of interest from the filter for analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,506,926

MULTI-VITAL SIGN DETECTOR IN AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SYSTEM

ARC Devices Limited, Dub...

1. A multi-vital sign device comprising:a finger cuff comprising:
a photoplethysmogram sensor;
a micro dynamic light scattering sensor;
a cuff bladder that expands and contracts in response to air pressure;
a first circuit board including:
a first microprocessor;
the first microprocessor operably coupled to the cuff bladder, the photoplethysmogram sensor and the micro dynamic light scattering sensor; and
a first digital interface that is operably coupled to the first microprocessor;
a pneumatic engine that is mechanically coupled to the cuff bladder via an air line and that supplies the air pressure to the cuff bladder;
a non-contact human multi-vital sign device comprising:
a housing having a top, two sides, two ends and a bottom and comprising:
a second circuit board including:
a second digital interface, the second digital interface being operably coupled to the first digital interface; and
a second microprocessor operably coupled to the second digital interface, the second microprocessor being configured to estimate a plurality of vital signs from data from the photoplethysmogram sensor, from the micro dynamic light scattering sensor and the cuff bladder;
wherein the finger cuff is mounted to the base that is mounted on one of the two sides of the housing of the non-contact human multi-vital sign device.

US Pat. No. 10,506,882

INTERCONVERTABLE PET STAIRS AND OTTOMAN

1. An apparatus convertible between an ottoman and a stairs comprising:a) first, second, and third sections;
b) the first section being larger than the second and third sections and including four spaced legs and a top;
c) the second section being reciprocally received between the legs of and beneath the top of the first section; the second section having four spaced legs and a top;
d) the third section being sized to reciprocally be received between the legs of and beneath the top of the second section; the third section having four legs and a top;
e) the second section being mounted on a first glide mechanism relative to the first section;
f) the third section being mounted on a second glide mechanism relative to the second section;
g) the first and second glide mechanisms each having first and second portions that are horizontally moveable relative to each other to allow the first section to extend outward from the second section and the second section to extend outward from the third section in a stair configuration from an ottoman configuration and, thereafter, the first and second glide portions being disengageable from each other so as to allow the glide portions to separate from one another such that the first, second, and third sections are independent from each other and form an independent seat configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,506,879

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail;
a second rail movable relative to the first rail, the second rail having a first function member;
a third rail movable relative to the second rail, the third rail having a second function member;
a first sliding auxiliary device arranged between the first rail and the second rail, the first sliding auxiliary device having a first function portion;
a second sliding auxiliary device arranged between the second rail and the third rail, the second sliding auxiliary device having a second function portion;
a first gear arranged on the second rail, wherein the first gear is configured to mesh between the first function portion of the first sliding auxiliary device and the second function portion of the second sliding auxiliary; and
a second gear arranged on the second sliding auxiliary device, wherein the second gear is configured to mesh between the first function member of the second rail and the second function member of the third rail;
wherein the first gear is rotatable relative to the second rail through a shaft, and the second gear is rotatable relative to the second sliding auxiliary device through another shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,506,853

WATCH STRAP

The Swatch Group Research...

1. A watch comprising:at least one case which includes horns, the horns being positioned at the level of a first side and of a second side opposite the first side;
an adjustment device; and
a strap formed by a flexible blade with a first end fixed to the case and a second opposite end, provided to cooperate with the adjustment device for attaching and adjusting the length of the strap,
wherein the adjustment device includes a clasp formed by a cap and a lever between which the flexible blade is configured to slide, the cap includes two lateral edges extending in a longitudinal direction of the cap, the lateral edges being, disposed in a direction of a length of the flexible blade,
wherein the clasp is hinged on the case by a linking means which define an axis of rotation about which the lever can rotate,
wherein the lever includes a first portion and a second portion, each of the first portion and the second portion rotate about the axis of rotation when the lever is moved into an open position and into a closed position,
wherein the second portion of the lever is comprised of an eccentric in the vicinity of the axis of rotation, the eccentric is integral the lever and the eccentric is closer to the flexible blade than the first portion of the lever is to the flexible blade,
wherein the eccentric is configured to clamp the flexible blade against the cap so that the flexible blade is in contact with each of the eccentric and the cap so as to retain the flexible blade when the lever is in the closed position,
when the lever is in the closed position, the first portion of the lever is adjacent to and extends along a length of the flexible blade such that a gap is provided between the first portion of the lever and the flexible blade so that the first portion of the blade is out of contact with the flexible blade, and
wherein the clasp is hinged between the horns of the watch, the axis of rotation of the lever coincides with the hinging of the clasp between the horns of the watch.

US Pat. No. 10,506,850

TOUCH FASTENER

Velcro BVBA, (BE)

1. A touch fastener product comprisinga base having a side surface; and
a multiplicity of fastening elements extending from the side surface of the base, the fastening elements each having a non-tapered stem of resin extending from the side surface of the base to a head that overhangs sides of the non-tapered stem for retaining fibers of a mating fastener product;
wherein the non-tapered stems extend at different angles from the base; and
wherein bases of the non-tapered stems are secured to the side surface of the base at weld points in which resin of the non-tapered stems is solidified in a weld with resin of the base side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,506,847

REINFORCED SHOE HEEL AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SHOES INCORPORATING THE SAME

Centripetal Entertainment...

1. A high-heel shoe, comprising:a lining coupled with an insole and generally forming a toe box at a front of the high-heel shoe and a heel at a rear of the high-heel shoe;
a generally horizontally positioned base formed underneath the toe box;
an upwardly extending shank transitioning away from the generally horizontally positioned base at the front of the high-heel shoe into the heel at the rear of the high-heel shoe, the heel being located in a relatively higher position than the toe box; and
a high-heel support comprising an alphanumeric character generally positioned up underneath and supporting the relatively higher positioned heel,
wherein the high-heel support includes an angled platform having an upwardly presented surface area supportive of the heel and integrated with a core, and
wherein the core includes a pair of separate reinforcement rods generally extending downwardly and inwardly relative to one another without intersecting, having a respective shape and size and being received via respective channels defined by the alphanumeric character.

US Pat. No. 10,506,840

SHOCK ABSORBING SYSTEM

1. A shock absorbing helmet, comprising:an outer shell;
an inner shock absorbing liner attached to the outer shell; and
multiple compressible balls disposed between the outer shell and the inner shock absorbing liner,
wherein at least one of the outer shell or the inner shock absorbing liner comprises multiple holes, and wherein each of the multiple compressible balls protrudes through one of the multiple holes such that the compressible balls are free to compress when the helmet is impacted by an object.

US Pat. No. 10,506,832

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An atomizer, wherein the atomizer comprises a core assembly, the core assembly defines an air-inlet passage and a smoke-outlet passage at both ends, respectively, at least one atomizing chamber and at least one cooling passage, both of which are communicated with the air-inlet passage and the smoke-outlet passage, respectively, are formed in the core assembly, and the atomizing chamber is spaced from the at least one cooling passage.

US Pat. No. 10,506,823

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING FERMENTED SEAWEED AND/OR ALGAE

1. A process for providing a composition consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria, fermented seaweed and/or algae, and fermented brassica genus plant material, the process comprises:a) providing an inoculum consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria, or consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria and one or more industrial by-products, wherein the microbes in the inoculum consist of lactic acid producing bacteria;
b) providing a first material to be fermented, where said first material comprises seaweed and/or algae;
c) optionally, providing a source of enzyme;
d) combining the materials of steps a), b) and optionally c), thereby providing a first combinatorial material;
e) fermenting the first combinatorial material of step d) using the inoculum of step a) for a period of 3-10 days; thereby providing a first fermented composition;
f) combining the first fermented composition of step e) with a second material to be fermented, wherein said second material comprises brassica genus plant material, thereby providing a second combinatorial material;
g) fermenting the second combinatorial material of step f), using the first fermented composition of step e) as an inoculum, for a period of at least 5 days; thereby providing a second fermented composition; and
h) optionally, drying the second fermented composition;
thereby providing a composition consisting essentially of lactic acid-producing bacteria, fermented seaweed and/or algae, and fermented brassica genus plant material;
wherein the seaweed is fractionized and wherein the fractionized seaweed has an average maximum diameter in the range of 25 ?m to 5 cm.

US Pat. No. 10,506,820

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DOSING

Smitten Ventures, Inc., ...

1. A cryogenic liquid delivery system comprising:a reservoir configured to store a cryogenic liquid at atmospheric pressure;
a sensor configured to sense a quantity of cryogenic liquid in the reservoir and produce signal of the sensed quantity;
an input valve coupled to the reservoir and configured to open and close responsive to the signal to maintain the cryogenic liquid at an operational level within the reservoir;
a first scoop configured to move along a transit path, the transit path including a lower position for receiving a portion of the cryogenic liquid into the first scoop, and an upper position for dispensing the received portion of cryogenic liquid from the first scoop;
an actuator coupled to the first scoop, the actuator configured to move the first scoop between the upper and lower positions via the transit path; and
a first output positioned to receive the dispensed portion of cryogenic liquid from the first scoop and to convey the received dispensed portion of cryogenic liquid from the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,506,818

MICROFILTRATION OF HUMAN MILK TO REDUCE BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION

Prolacta Bioscience, Inc....

1. An apparatus for producing microfiltered human skim milk, said apparatus comprising:a jacketed process vessel for storing raw human milk;
a milk separator for separating the raw human milk received from the jacketed process vessel into a cream fraction and a human skim milk fraction;
a receiving jacketed process vessel for storing the human skim milk fraction from the milk separator;
a diatomite filter aid process vessel for storing diatomite filter aid;
a pre-filter housing for pre-filtrating the human skim milk from the receiving jacketed process vessel mixed with filter aid from the diatomite filter aid process vessel wherein said filter aid is added to said skim milk fraction in a concentration of from about 20 g/L to about 50 g/L, and wherein said filter aid has a permeability of from about 0.100 D to about 0.300 D, wherein the pre-filter housing comprises a pre-filter, and the filter aid is capable of filtering endospore bacteria from the human skim milk and preventing plugging of the pre-filter;
a microfilter housing for microfiltrating pre-filtrated human skim milk received from the pre-filter housing;
a skim jacketed process vessel for storing microfiltered human skim milk received from the microfilter housing.

US Pat. No. 10,506,814

DUMPLING AUTOMATION MACHINE

General Mills, Inc., Min...

1. A dumpling automation machine for preparing dumpling-like food product, comprising a pressing and cutting device for dough pad, a filling injection device and a forming assembly, wherein the forming assembly comprises:a mold assembly for supporting a dough pad injected with a filling and maintaining the dough pad in an upright position;
a pre-forming assembly for pre-pressing the upright dough pad to form a pre-pressed crest; and
a forming assembly for pressing the pre-pressed crest to from a crest;
wherein the mold assembly is for successively supporting the dough pad in different positions along a conveyor, and
wherein in a pre-forming position, pre-bending portions on the two ends of the crest are formed by the pre-forming assembly, and in a forming position, the pre-bending portions are bent to form bending portions by a bending assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,506,805

METHOD FOR GENERATING A HALOGEN-STABLE ANTI-MICROBIAL SYNTHETIC FIBER

PurThread Technologies, I...

1. A method for generating a halogen-stable anti-microbial synthetic fiber, the method comprising:creating a mixture comprising:
a base polymer comprised at least predominantly of polyester in pellet form,
an anti-microbial agent that includes silver in metallic form, salt form, or ionic form,
a cationic non-halogen pigment that includes halogen bonding sites, and
titanium dioxide for softening a hue of the non-halogen pigment;
heating the mixture to a melt temperature; and
extruding the mixture to form an anti-microbial synthetic fiber;
wherein the cationic non-halogen pigment is adapted to attract and bond with halogenic molecules at the halogen bonding sites, thereby shielding the anti-microbial agent from degradation arising from interactions with halogenic molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,506,792

ROTARY MILKING PARLOUR ARRANGEMENT

DeLaval Holding AB, Tumb...

1. A rotary milking parlour arrangement, comprising:an annular platform (2) configured to rotate about a rotary axis (2d), the annular platform (2) delimited by an annular outer edge and an annular inner edge;
a plurality of milking stalls (3) arranged on a surface of the annular platform (2) extending between the annular outer edge and the annular inner edge;
a stationary floor surface (10) inside an area encircled by the annular inner edge of the annular platform, an outer perimeter of the stationary floor surface (10) running adjacent to an annular inner edge portion (2a) of the annular platform (2), the stationary floor surface (10) having a lower elevation than the annular platform (2) such that a space (29) is formed under the annular platform (2) between the inner edge portion (2a) of the annular platform (2) and the stationary floor surface (10), and a vertical gap between the inner edge portion (2a) and the stationary floor surface (10) forms a vertical opening into the space; and
a modular unit (25) configured to be attached to a lower surface (2e) of the annular platform (2) in a mounting position at the inner edge portion of the annular platform (2) and in the space under the surface of the annular platform (2), the modular unit (25) configured to house at least one milking component (27, 37, 39, 40),
wherein the modular unit (25) comprises a front wall element (25a) for closing at least a part of said vertical opening, the front wall element (25a) having a vertical extension that extends, from an upper end at the inner edge portion (2a) at substantially a same level as the annular platform (2), downward in a direction toward the stationary floor surface (10), and
wherein the modular unit (25) is configured to house the at least one milking component (27, 37, 39, 40) in the space (29) under the surface of the annular platform (2).

US Pat. No. 10,506,757

FOLDING IMPLEMENT WITH TRACTOR ASSIST

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural implement connected to a towing vehicle capable of commanded forward and rearward movement, said agricultural implement foldable between a laterally extending unfolded operational position and folded transport position, said agricultural implement comprising:a center frame having a tow bar for connection to the towing vehicle at the end of the tow bar;
at least one ground support wheel assembly on said center frame for supporting said center section;
at least one articulated wing frame displaceable between a laterally extending unfolded operational position and a folded transport position, said tow bar being displaceable between a retracted operational position and an extended transport position as said articulated wing frame is displaced from said field position to said transport position;
at least one extended support wheel assembly on said at least one articulated wing frame swivel mounted to said frame to permit omni directional movement; and,
a control system responsive to the initiation of folding and unfolding displacement by said at least the wing frame for respectively commanding the towing vehicle toward at least one of the forward and rearward direction in synchronism with the displacement of said at least one wing frame and said tow bar to steer said swivel mounted ground support wheel assembly toward the correct position for the intended transportation direction during the folding and unfolding process while minimizing movement of the ground support wheel assembly relative to the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,506,752

TURF AERATOR FOOTWEAR KIT

1. A turf aerator footwear kit comprising:a footwear body having an upper, a toe end, a heel end, an instep portion, a sole, an outsole disposed on the entire sole, an external side of the outsole, and internal side of the outsole directly adjacent the sole;
a plurality of spaced apart threaded receptacles disposed within the external side of the outsole between the instep portion and each of the toe end and the heel end, each threaded receptacle being perpendicular to the external side of the outsole and further having an open side coplanar with the external side of the outsole and a closed side within the outsole;
a plurality of at least one of a first spike and a second spike, wherein each of the plurality of first spikes and the plurality second spikes is engageable to a respective one of the plurality of threaded receptacles;
each first spike comprising:
single solid substantially frustoconical shaft having an obround solid flat top end, a round solid flat bottom end, and a solid concave outer wall continuously disposed between the top end and the bottom end, the bottom end being parallel to the top end, the bottom end having a smaller diameter than a maximum diameter of the top end;
a centrally disposed first threaded rod extending away from the top end;
each second spike comprising:
a solid substantially frustoconical central shank having a round solid flat
upper end, a round solid flat lower end, and a concave exterior wall continuously disposed between the upper end and the lower end, the lower end being parallel to the upper end, the lower end having a smaller diameter than a diameter of the upper end;
a centrally disposed second threaded rod extending away from the upper end;
a plurality of spiking tines coaxially extending from the central shank, each spiking tine having a bottom edge coplanar with and extending outwardly from the lower end and a top edge parallel to the bottom edge;
at least two of a pair of the spiking tines being on diametrically opposite sides of the central shank;
wherein the second spike has a total length substantially equal to a total length of the first spike;
wherein the footwear body is a boot;
wherein the closed side of each threaded receptacle is disposed approximately midway between the external side of the outsole and the internal side of the outsole;
wherein the top edge and the bottom edge of each of the spiking tines is obround.
US Pat. No. 10,508,239

FLAME RETARDER, FLAME RETARDANT RESIN COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE FLAME RETARDER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A resin composition containing a flame retarder which comprises:an acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer containing 1 mol% to 90 mol% of styrene units, the acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer having a weight average molecular weight ranging from 20,000 to 500,000;
sulfonate groups in all monomer units of the acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer in an amount ranging from 0.01 mol % to 8 mol % of the monomer units of the acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer; and
a monomer ratio of a mol% content of the styrene to a mol% content of the acrylonitrile of 90/10-1/99,
wherein,
the resin composition has a rating of V-0 or V-1 in accordance with Underwriter Laboratories flammability testing standard UL94.
US Pat. No. 10,507,218

TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE BY USING GALLIUM COMPOUNDS TO BIND CALCIFIED LESIONS

LIPIDRISK, LLC, The Wood...

1. A method of treating cardiovascular disease in a mammalian individual, said method comprising the steps of:administering a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable gallium compound to an arterial inflammation site with a lesion being comprised of microcalcifications so as to bind gallium ions to said lesion.
US Pat. No. 10,507,223

HORIZONTAL AXIS ROTARY SEPARATION APPARATUS AND PROCESS

The Original Resinator LL...

19. A method of processing plant matter, the method comprising:a) providing a mixture of plant matter that includes flowers and flower buds and at least one of leaves, bracts and bracteoles,
b) placing the mixture in a confined space,
c) tumbling the mixture within the confined space,
d) introducing an inert freezing agent into the confined space
e) wherein residual moisture in the one or more of the leaves, bracts and bracteoles freezes causing the fragmentation thereof such that a resulting fragmented plant matter is smaller in size than the flower buds.
US Pat. No. 10,507,235

YEAST-BASED IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR CHORDOMA

GlobeImmune, Inc., Louis...

1. A method to treat chordoma, comprising administering to an individual who has chordoma, an immunotherapeutic composition comprising:a) a yeast vehicle; and
b) a cancer antigen comprising at least one Brachyury antigen wherein the Brachyury antigen has an amino acid sequence represented by positions 2-435 of SEQ ID NO:6.
US Pat. No. 10,507,236

CHIMERIC PROTEINS

Lipotek Pty Ltd, Acton (...

1. A chimeric protein, comprising a first polypeptide and a second polypeptide, wherein:the first polypeptide is a Toll Like Receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist, wherein the TLR5 agonist is a flagellin polypeptide that has at least 90% sequence identity to the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3; and
the second polypeptide has at least 90% sequence identity to the gp120 polypeptide set forth in SEQ ID NO:1 and at least 8 N-glycosylation sites.
US Pat. No. 10,507,242

COMBINATION THERAPY FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER

GENZYME CORPORATION, Cam...

1. A method for treating cancer in a subject, the method comprising: administering to said subject a pan-specific monoclonal antibody against Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF?) in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of a capecitabine and ixabepilone.
US Pat. No. 10,508,268

MODIFIED GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASES FOR PRODUCING BRANCHED ALPHA-GLUCAN POLYMERS

DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIE...

1. A glucosyltransferase enzyme comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 97% identical to: SEQ ID NO:85, SEQ ID NO:89, or SEQ ID NO:93, wherein said glucosyltransferase enzyme lacks the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:78 or SEQ ID NO:80, and wherein said glucosyltransferase enzyme produces a branched alpha-glucan polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,508,272

RECOMBINANT YEAST HAVING ENHANCED XYLOSE FERMENTATION CAPABILITIES AND METHODS OF USE

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A recombinant yeast that has been genetically engineered to: (a) include non-native genes that facilitate xylose fermentation, (b) exhibit reduced amounts of functional Isu1 polypeptide, (c) include a disabling mutation in a gene encoding Isu1 polypeptide, and (d) include a disabling mutation in a gene encoding Hog1 polypeptide and exhibiting reduced amounts of functional Hog1 polypeptide,wherein the genetically engineered recombinant yeast is capable of increased aerobic xylose fermentation relative to a recombinant yeast having the same genetic background of non-native genes that facilitate xylose fermentation but not exhibiting said reduced amounts of functional Isu1 polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,509,040

METHOD FOR MEASURING GLYCEMIC INDEX OF HUMAN-CONSUMED FOOD

Healbe Corporation, Redw...

1. A method for determining a glycemic index of multicomponent food consumed by a human, the method comprising:measuring a blood glucose concentration in the human from an onset of increase of a blood glucose concentration caused by intake of the food by the human until the blood glucose concentration reaches its peak;
using measurements obtained in the previous step to measure a time interval ?t from the onset to the peak of the blood glucose concentration, to determine a maximum increase of a blood glucose concentration ?Gmax over the time interval ?t, and to calculate a carbohydrate content Csum of the food consumed by the human, wherein the carbohydrate content Csum is =K·?t·?Gmax, and wherein a proportionality factor K ranges from 0.35 to 0.6 g/min·mmol/l; and
determining the glycemic index of the food consumed by the human as a ratio ?Gmax/?G(gl)max, wherein ?G(gl)max is a maximum presumptive increase of a blood glucose concentration upon intake by the human of pure glucose in an amount equal to the carbohydrate content Csum.
US Pat. No. 10,507,250

PRECURSOR OF A HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITOR PET IMAGING COMPOUND FOR TRACKING CEREBRAL NEURODEGENERATIVE AND TUMOR DISEASES

Institute of Nuclear Ener...


US Pat. No. 10,510,579

ADHESIVE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR SEMICONDUCTOR, ADHESIVE FILM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR, AND DICING DIE BONDING FILM

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

1. An adhesive resin composition for a semiconductor, comprising: a (meth)acrylate-based resin including a (meth)acrylate-based repeating unit containing an epoxy-based functional group and a (meth)acrylate-based repeating unit containing an aromatic functional group, the (meth)acrylate-based resin having a hydroxyl equivalent weight of 0.15 eq/kg or less;a curing agent including a phenol resin having a softening point of 100° C. or higher; and
an epoxy resin,
wherein the content of a (meth)acrylate-based functional group containing an aromatic functional group in the (meth)acrylate-based resin is 2 to 40% by weight
wherein the (meth)acrylate-based repeating unit containing an epoxy-based functional group includes a cycloalkylmethyl(meth)acrylate repeating unit having 3 to 20 epoxy carbon atoms.
US Pat. No. 10,508,279

RECOMBINANT ESCHERICHIA COLI FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY PRODUCTION OF FRUCTOSYLATED CHONDROITIN AND METHOD FOR MAKING THEREOF

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A recombinant E. coli that can produce fructosylated chondroitin with high efficiency, wherein said recombinant E. coli overexpresses phosphoglucosamine mutase and aminotransferase.
US Pat. No. 10,508,280

MODIFIED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS AND THEIR USES

AGBIOME, INC., Research ...

1. A method of producing an improved biocontrol agent, said method comprising in vitro modifying a Pseudomonas bacterium having biocontrol activity and susceptibility to a herbicide to be resistant to the herbicide, wherein the in vitro modifying comprises culturing and selecting the Pseudomonas bacterium in the presence of the herbicide such that the improved biocontrol agent is created by the Pseudomonas bacterium undergoing genetic mutation to develop resistance to the herbicide and survives, thereby producing a culture of the improved biocontrol agent, wherein the herbicide is selected from the group consisting of glyphosate, glufosinate (glutamine synthase inhibitor), sulfonylurea, and imidazolinone herbicides (branched chain amino acid synthesis inhibitors).
US Pat. No. 10,508,284

NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREBY USEFUL FOR MODIFYING PLANT CHARACTERISTICS IN RESPONSE TO COLD

CERES, INC., Thousand Oa...

1. A plant cell transformed with an exogenous nucleic acid, wherein said exogenous nucleic acid comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a heterologous promoter, wherein said polynucleotide comprises a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having 95 percent or greater amino acid sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein a transgenic plant produced from said transformed plant cell is selected for increased level of cold tolerance as compared to a control plant of the same plant species that does not comprise said exogenous nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,508,293

PROCESSING BIOMASS

Xyleco, Inc., Wakefield,...

1. A method of producing glucose, xylose, and fructose, the method comprising:saccharifying recalcitrance-reduced lignocellulosic biomass with one or more cellulases and an acid on a support in the presence of xylose isomerase at between 30° C. and 65° C. to produce a mixture comprising glucose, fructose, and xylose,
wherein the acid on the support is polystyrene sulfonic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,508,038

CARBON MATERIAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND USE THEREOF

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A carbon material containing 50 to 1,000 ppm by mass of vanadium (V), wherein a 50% particle diameter in a volume-based cumulative particle size distribution measured by a laser diffraction method, D50, is 3 to 7 ?m; a tapping density after 400 times of tapping is 0.40 to 1.00 g/cm3; a BET specific surface area is 4.0 to 12.0 m2/g; an R value (ID/IG) as being an intensity ratio between a peak intensity ID of a peak in a vicinity of 1350 cm?1 and a peak intensity IG of a peak in a vicinity of 1580 cm?1 measured in a spectrum observed by Raman spectroscopy is 0.10 to 0.30; and an interplanar spacing of (002) plane, d002 (nm), and a size in a c-axis direction of the graphite crystals, Lc (nm), which values are determined by an X-ray diffraction method, satisfy relationships represented by following formulae (1) and (2)0.3362?d002?0.3370  (1)
?23660×d002+8010?Lc002??23660×d002+8025  (2).
US Pat. No. 10,508,300

PROBE SET FOR ANALYZING A DNA SAMPLE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

Vanadis Diagnostics, Sol...

1. A probe system for analyzing a nucleic acid sample, comprising:(a) a set of identifier oligonucleotides of sequence B;
(b) a set of splint oligonucleotides of formula X?-A?-B?-Z?, wherein:
within the set: (i) sequences A? and B? vary, and (ii) sequences X? and Z? are different from each other and are not variable; and,
within each splint oligonucleotide: (i) sequence A? is complementary to a genomic fragment of the nucleic acid sample, wherein the genomic fragment is of sequence A, and (ii) sequence B? is complementary to at least one member of the set of identifier oligonucleotides; and
(c) probe sequences comprising X and Z, where sequences X and Z are not variable and hybridize to sequences X? and Z?, respectively;
wherein a ligatable complex of formula X-A-B-Z is produced when at least one of the splint oligonucleotides hybridizes to each of: (i) one of the X probe sequences, (ii) one of the Z probe sequences, (iii) a member of the set of identifier oligonucleotides and, iv the genomic fragment.
US Pat. No. 10,508,045

PROCESS AND COMPOSITION FOR CONVERTING LIQUID HYDROCARBONS AND FATTY SUBSTANCES TO SOLID FORM, DEVICES FOR IMPLEMENTING THIS PROCESS AND MANUFACTURING THIS COMPOSITION, AND THE USE THEREOF FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

CALUDE SARL, Luxembourg ...

1. A process to convert substantially liquid hydrocarbons or fatty substances to solid form, for the remediation of surfaces or sites polluted with these hydrocarbons or fatty substances, comprising contacting the matter to be converted to solid form with a composition in the liquid state comprising ovine or bovine tallow at least in majority proportion and optionally a fluidizing agent, thereby obtaining a solid complex material, the liquid state of said composition being obtained by heating said composition to a temperature of at least 45° C., wherein immediately before said contacting, the matter to be solidified is pretreated to improve the distribution of said composition within the matter, said pretreatment comprising sprinkling said matter to be solidified with an acid, the volume of said acid being 10% or lower of the total volume of composition used, said pretreatment being carried out in a zone at a short distance ahead of the zone in which the matter to be solidified is contacted with the composition in liquid form, and wherein said acid is a short-chain organic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,511,637

AUTOMATED MITIGATION OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGE BASED SECURITY THREATS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

9. A method comprising:receiving, by a security decision point application, a message from an email server device having a spam filter, wherein the message was not classified as spam by the spam filter but suspected to be a phishing attack;
parsing, by the security decision point application, the message for an observable indicator of a phishing attack;
querying, by the security decision point application, a security threat database for the observable indicator, wherein the security threat database is configured to determine whether the observable indicator is associated with known phishing attacks;
receiving, by the security decision point application, a result of the determination from the security threat database; and
in response to the result indicating that the observable indicator is not associated with the known phishing attacks, transmitting, by the security point application, an update to the spam filter to classify a future message having the observable indicator as spam.
US Pat. No. 10,506,778

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV657038

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV657038, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV657038 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125223.
US Pat. No. 10,506,786

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067789

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067789, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125780.
US Pat. No. 10,507,347

USE OF LEAD SMELTING SLAGS FOR THE STABILIZATION OF METAL IONS FROM SOLID OR LIQUID MEDIA

Redox Technology Group, L...

1. A method of treating, stabilizing, precipitating, or otherwise removing heavy metal ions contained in a contaminated media, which method comprises the steps of:providing a sodium-iron-sulfide mineral or crystalline phase, either alone or in combination with a pH adjusting substance;
contacting said contaminated media containing heavy metal ions with the sodium-iron-sulfide mineral or crystalline phase, either alone or in combination with a pH adjusting substance; and
allowing the contaminated media containing the heavy metal ions to react with said sodium-iron-sulfide mineral or crystalline phase, either alone or in combination with a pH adjusting substance, such that the contaminated media containing heavy metal ions form single or mixed metal-sulfide precipitates or co-precipitates.
US Pat. No. 10,508,131

CYSTEINE ANALOGS OF EXENDIN-4

Bolder Biotechnology, Inc...

1. A cysteine analog of exendin-4 (SEQ ID NO:11), wherein a cysteine residue is added to the peptide either by substitution for a native amino acid in exendin-4 or by insertion preceding the first amino acid of exendin-4 or following the last amino acid of exendin-4, wherein the cysteine residue substituted for the native amino acid is selected from the group consisting of H1, G2, E3, G4, T7, S8, D9, S11, Q13, M14, E15, F22, I23, W25, L26, and K27.
US Pat. No. 10,510,435

ERROR CORRECTION OF MULTIPLEX IMAGING ANALYSIS BY SEQUENTIAL HYBRIDIZATION

1. A sequential hybridization method, comprising:identifying a plurality of target genes; and
associating, via sequential hybridization of binding probes to the plurality of target genes, a first plurality of unique codes with the plurality of target genes, wherein each target gene in the plurality of target genes is represented by a unique code in the first plurality of unique codes, wherein the sequential hybridization comprises n rounds of hybridization (where n?2), and wherein each round of hybridization inn rounds of hybridization comprises:
contacting the plurality of target genes with a plurality of binding probes, wherein each probe in the plurality of binding probes comprises:
a binding sequence that specifically binds a target sequence in a gene in the plurality of target genes, wherein target genes from the plurality of target genes are spatially transfixed from each other, and wherein each probe is capable of emitting a detectable visual signal upon binding of the probe to a target sequence;
detecting visual signals that reflect the binding between the plurality of binding probes and the plurality of target genes; and
removing the visual signals, prior to the next round of hybridization;
wherein probes used in the n rounds of hybridization are capable of emitting at least F types of detectable visual signals (where F?2 and Fn is greater than the number of target genes in the plurality of target genes),
wherein a unique code in the first plurality of unique codes for a target gene consists of n components,
wherein each component is determined by visual signals that reflect the binding between binding probes and the target gene during one of the n rounds of hybridization,
wherein the n rounds of hybridization include m rounds of error correction n?m?1), wherein each m error correction round comprises one round of then rounds of hybridization, and each m round of hybridization is a repeat of one of the remaining one or more (n?1) rounds of the n rounds of hybridization,
wherein a second plurality of unique codes for the plurality of target genes is generated after each m error correction round is removed from the n rounds of hybridization, and
wherein each unique code in the second plurality of unique codes consists of (n?m) components and uniquely represents a target gene in the plurality of target genes.
US Pat. No. 10,508,152

SMART CAR DEVICES, DE CAR POLYPEPTIDES, SIDE CARS AND USES THEREOF

Chimera Bioengineering, I...

1. A method of controlling expression of a chimeric antigen receptor, comprising the steps of: transcribing a polynucleotide encoding a chimeric antigen receptor and a RNA control device comprised of a sensor element and a ribozyme element whereby a RNA transcript is made that encodes the RNA control device operably linked to a portion of the transcript encoding the chimeric antigen receptor, wherein a promoter is operably linked to the polynucleotide encoding the RNA control device and the polynucleotide encoding the chimeric antigen receptor, and wherein the chimeric antigen receptor is comprised of an extracellular element, a transmembrane element, and an intracellular element, and wherein the transmembrane element is between the extracellular element and the intracellular element; and exposing the transcript to a ligand for the sensor domain of the RNA control device, wherein ligand binding by the sensor domain changes the activity of the ribozyme whereby the expression of the chimeric antigen receptor is changed.
US Pat. No. 10,510,460

COMPOSITION, LAMINATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LAMINATE, TRANSISTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSISTOR

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

17. A transistor, comprising:a source electrode and a drain electrode;
a gate electrode provided corresponding to a channel between the source electrode and the drain electrode;
a semiconductor layer provided in contact with the source electrode and the drain electrode; and
an insulator layer disposed between the source electrode and the gate electrode and between the drain electrode and the gate electrode,
wherein the insulator layer is formed by cationic polymerization of a composition comprising
an organic compound having a hydroxy group,
a first cross-linking agent that is at least one organic silicon compound selected from the group including
an organic silicon compound including one siloxane bond in the molecule and having three or more cyclic ether groups in the molecule,
a chain organic silicon compound including two or more siloxane bonds in the molecule and having two or more cyclic ether groups in the molecule,
a cyclic organic silicon compound including a siloxane unit (D unit) represented by R1R2SiO2/2 in the molecule, both of R1 and R2 being a cyclic ether group, and having four or more cyclic ether groups bonded to a silicon atom of the D unit in the molecule, and
a cyclic organic silicon compound including a siloxane unit (T unit) represented by R3SiO3/2 in the molecule, R3 being a cyclic ether group, and having two or more cyclic ether groups in the molecule, and
a photocationic polymerization initiator, and
wherein at least one of the gate electrode, the source electrode, and the drain electrode is laminated on a base film containing a silane coupling agent having a group capable of capturing a metal, which is an electroless plating catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,508,161

MODIFIED HYDROCARBON RESIN, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE RESIN, AND HOT-MELT ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A modified hydrocarbon resin comprising 20 mass % to 70 mass % of a 1,3-pentadiene monomer unit, 10 mass % to 35 mass % of a C4-C6 alicyclic monoolefin monomer unit, 5 mass % to 30 mass % of a C4-C8 acyclic monoolefin monomer unit, 0 mass % to 1 mass % of an alicyclic diolefin monomer unit, and 10 mass % to 40 mass % of an aromatic monoolefin monomer unit, and containing a carboxyl group or acid anhydride group,wherein a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of the resin is from 1,000 to 4,000; a Z average molecular weight (Mz) of the resin is from 2,500 to 10,000; a ratio (Mz/Mw) between the Z average molecular weight and the weight average molecular weight is from 1.5 to 2.5; a Gardner color scale of a 50 mass % toluene solution is 5 or less; a softening point of the resin is 30° C. or more; an acid value of the resin is from 1 KOHmg/g to 20 KOHmg/g; and the ratio of the total amount of a 2-methyl-2-butene monomer unit, an isobutylene monomer unit and a diisobutylene monomer unit in the C4-C8 acyclic monoolefin monomer unit is 50 mass % or more.
US Pat. No. 10,507,183

CLEAVABLE LIPIDS

Translate Bio, Inc., Lex...

1. A lyophilized pharmaceutical composition comprising a lipid nanoparticle and a lyoprotectant that is trehalose,wherein the lipid nanoparticle comprises
ornithine transcarbamylase mRNA,
a cationic lipid,
a PEG-modified lipid that is DMG-PEG2000,
a non-cationic lipid that is 1,2-dioleyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DOPE), and
a helper lipid that is cholesterol.
US Pat. No. 10,507,191

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING INFECTIONS

INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A system for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) wherein said system comprises a tube that is adapted for receiving a chlorhexidine gluconate solution from a reservoir containing said solution and said tube is further adapted to deliver the chlorhexidine gluconate solution to a site in a subject where surgery is being performed, wherein said system further comprises at least one tube for an optical component and/or for removal of fluids; wherein said system further comprises a reservoir containing a solution of 0.1% or less of chlorhexidine gluconate; wherein said reservoir is operably connected to said tube; and wherein said chlorhexidine gluconate solution consists of an aqueous solution of chlorhexidine gluconate and water.
US Pat. No. 10,507,208

COMPOSITIONS, PACKAGED PHARMACEUTICALS, AND METHODS OF USING HEDGEHOG PATHWAY MODULATORS FOR THE SENSITIZATION OF RESISTANT TUMORS

1. A method of treating cancer consisting of:administering to a mammalian subject a hedgehog pathway modulator,
wherein the hedgehog pathway modulator is Itraconazole, and
administering to the mammalian subject a single chemotherapeutic agent,
wherein the chemotherapeutic agent is Vincristine or Docetaxel;
wherein the mammalian subject suffers from cancer,
wherein Itraconazole is administered at a concentration of 0.1 micro molar to 10 micro molar,
wherein the effect of Vincristine or Docetaxel on a cancer cell is ten-fold or greater than would be in the absence of Itraconazole.
US Pat. No. 10,507,210

KINASE INHIBITOR PRODRUG FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

Auckland UniServices Limi...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, [(E)-4-[[4-(3-bromo-4-chloroanilino)pyrido[3,4-d]pyrimidin-6-yl]amino]-4-oxobut-2-enyl]-dimethyl-[(3-methyl-5-nitroimidazol-4-yl)methyl]azanium bromide,wherein said cancer is characterized by wild-type activity of the EGFR protein.

US Pat. No. 10,512,149

EXTREME UV LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme UV light generation device comprising:a chamber having a plasma generation region at an inside of the chamber, the chamber receiving a target substance externally supplied to the plasma generation region;
an outlet port provided on the chamber;
a magnetic field generating unit configured to generate a magnetic field to converge cations on the outlet port, the cations being generated from the target substance that has been turned into plasma in the plasma generation region;
an electron emission unit configured to emit electrons neutralizing the cations; and
an exhaust tube joined to the outlet port and through which a neutralized substance obtained by neutralizing the cations flows.

US Pat. No. 10,512,134

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM WITH COLOR-CHANGING LIGHTS

STERNO HOME INC., Vancou...

1. An illumination system comprising:a plurality of distributed units, wherein:
each of the plurality of distributed units comprise a light source and a light-source controller;
the plurality of light sources is configured to emit a selected type of light; and
the selected type of light comprises one of a first type, a second type, and a third type of light;
a primary controller including:
power-voltage-delivering circuitry configured to deliver a LOW or HIGH power voltage to the plurality of distributed units simultaneously;
an input configured to receive a selection signal corresponding to one of the first type of selected light, the second type of selected light, or the third type of selected light; and
power-sequence-controlling circuitry configured to cause the power-voltage-delivering circuitry to automatically transition the power voltage between LOW and HIGH to encode a first message corresponding to the first type of selected light, a second message corresponding to the second type of selected light, and a third message corresponding to the third type of light, wherein each of the first message, the second message, and the third message is different; and
wherein each of the plurality of light-source controllers is configured to:
detect the power voltage provided to the corresponding distributed unit;
cause the corresponding light source to emit the first type of light upon receiving the first message;
cause the corresponding light source to emit the second type of light upon receiving the second message;
cause the corresponding light source to emit the third type of light upon receiving the third message; and
cause the corresponding light source continue emitting the first type of light, the second type of light, or the third type of light while the power voltage is HIGH and at a constant voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,512,110

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC WATCH, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wireless communication method comprising:notifying a wireless communication device of application identification information on a local device;
obtaining, from the wireless communication device, the application identification information stored in a memory of the wireless communication device when connecting to the wireless communication device; and
controlling a connection so as to maintain the connection when the application identification information obtained from the wireless communication device matches the application identification information on the local device, and to disconnect the connection when the application identification information obtained from the wireless communication device does not match the application identification information on the local device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,053

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY HIBERNATING AND RESTARTING A NODE OF AN APPLICATION INSTANCE

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for selectively hibernating and restarting execution of a node of an application instance on a first server of a plurality of servers in a distributed computing environment, the system comprising:a memory; and
a processor,
wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
receive server usage data from a watcher for each of the plurality of servers, wherein the server usage data is received on a per-server basis for the plurality of servers is utilized to generate performance models;
determine an appropriate level of provisioning available for a plurality of different types of application instances to be executed on the plurality of servers based on the server usage data, the performance models, or a combination thereof;
determine that a criterion for hibernation of the node is satisfied based on the server usage data for the first server;
hibernate the node when the criterion is satisfied, the instructions to hibernate including instructions to suspend execution of the node on the first server and initiate execution of a listener using a network port to reserve the node used before the suspension;
receive, by the listener, a request from a client for the application instance;
provide a redirect page indicating that the application instance is in hibernation;
receive an input from the client at the redirect page indicating that the client is authorized to access the application instance;
request the hibernated node be restarted based on the client being authorized to access the application instance;
responsive to the request and a determination that the first server has a predefined amount of resources to permit execution of the node, restart execution of the node, wherein the determination that the first server has the predefined amount of resources is based on the server usage data;
redirect the client to the application instance upon the node restarting; and
responsive to a determination that the first server does not have the predefined amount of resources based on the server usage data to permit execution of the node, initiate an instance move of the application instance to a different server of the plurality of servers.

US Pat. No. 10,512,041

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION OF USER EQUIPMENT DURING CELL DETECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for measuring a signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a message including configuration information;
identifying whether the configuration information includes information indicating that a specific frequency is configured for reduced measurement performance;
measuring, on the specific frequency, a signal during a first time period associated with the reduced measurement performance, in case that the configuration information includes the information; and
measuring, on the specific frequency, the signal during a second time period associated with normal measurement performance, in case that the configuration information does not include the information,
wherein the first time period is determined based on a scaling factor used to scale measurement performance for the specific frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,512,024

APPARATUSES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR RELAYING DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first wireless node for enabling relaying by a relaying wireless node of data intended for reception by a second wireless node, which first wireless node, second wireless node and relaying wireless node each operate in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:generating first payload data comprising second payload data and which first payload data further comprising an indicator that is configured to indicate to the relaying wireless node how to relay the second payload data toward the second wireless node, and wherein the indicator is further configured to comprise parameters related to radio transmission of the second payload data, the parameters including demodulation reference signal assignments that are to be used by the second wireless node to decode the second payload data; and
transmitting the first payload data to the relaying wireless node.

US Pat. No. 10,512,012

TRIGGERING TERMINAL HANDOVER AFTER SESSION-REQUEST MESSAGE

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A telecommunications network, comprising:a first wireless access network, comprising:
a first entry node; and
a first access node communicatively connected with the first entry node; and
a second wireless access network, comprising:
a second entry node; and
a second access node communicatively connected with the second entry node and with the first access node;
wherein:
the first access node is configured to receive, via the first entry node, a service-request message from a terminal that is registered with the first wireless access network;
the first access node is configured to request first network-capacity information from the first entry node;
the first entry node is configured to provide the first network-capacity information to the first access node, the first network-capacity information associated with the first wireless access network;
the first access node is configured to request second network-capacity information from the second access node;
the second access node is configured to provide the second network-capacity information to the first access node, the second network-capacity information associated with the second wireless access network;
the first access node is configured to select a target access network of the first access wireless network and the second wireless access network based at least in part on the service-request message, the first network-capacity information, and the second network-capacity information;
the first access node is configured to, in response to a selection of the first wireless access network, send a service-reply message to the first entry node; and
the first access node is configured to, in response to a selection of the second wireless access network, trigger a handover of the terminal to the second wireless access network.

US Pat. No. 10,512,009

METHOD FOR USER EQUIPMENT TO SWITCH BASE STATION, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A method for switching an evolved node B, eNB, by a user equipment, UE, comprising:when a master eNB of the UE in dual connectivity is switched, determining, by a target eNB, that the UE keeps a connection and configuration with a secondary eNB; and
establishing, by the target eNB, a connection with the UE while the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB;
wherein the target eNB determining that the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB comprises:
receiving, by the target eNB, a switching request and secondary eNB information of the UE sent by the master eNB, judging whether the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB after switching the eNB according to the secondary eNB information of the UE, and determining that the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB if yes;
if the target eNB determines that the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB after switching the eNB, then the target eNB first establishing an interface connection with the secondary eNB, and then sending a switching request acknowledgment containing an indication information for allowing the UE to retain the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB back to the master eNB; and
after receiving the indication information for allowing the UE to retain the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB sent by the target eNB, continuing to deliver, by the master eNB, originally configured data packets of a shunting bearer to the secondary eNB according to the indication information for allowing the UE to retain the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB; wherein the shunting bearer indicates that the master eNB sends part of data packets to the UE and sends the other part of data packets to the secondary eNB, the secondary eNB then sends the other part of data packets to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,511,988

RECEIVING PATH SCHEDULING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE RECEIVING PATHS AND MULTIPLE SIMS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed in a wireless communication device for handling operating mode in a wireless communication system, wherein the wireless communication device comprises multiple receiving paths and at least two Subscriber Identity Modules, SIMs, the method comprising:when a first SIM connection, which is a wireless connection associated to a first SIM, is in active mode towards a first network node, and a second SIM connection, which is a wireless connection associated to a second SIM, is in idle mode and camping on a second network node, performing:
determining a type of idle mode task to be performed by the second SIM connection starting at a future first time instant and continuing during a first time duration;
determining a number of receiving paths needed for the idle mode task to be performed by the second SIM connection;
reporting at a second time instant prior to the first time instant, to the first network node a changed receiving capability of the first SIM connection due to a reduced number of receiving paths being available for the first SIM connection while the second SIM connection performs the idle mode task;
allocating a first set of receiving paths to the first SIM connection for use during the first time duration and allocating a second set of receiving paths to the second SIM connection to perform the idle mode task during the first time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,511,987

METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATED TO ENHANCED MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication of a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a base station via an anchor channel, information indicating a subset of non-anchor channels selected from a set of available non-anchor channels, wherein the subset of non-anchor channels corresponds to a bandwidth within an unlicensed frequency band, further wherein the information indicating the subset of non-anchor channels identifies a set of channel groups from a plurality of channel groups, the subset of non-anchor channels corresponding to channels in the set of channel groups, each channel group including a same number of contiguous non-anchor channels of the set of available non-anchor channels; and
transmitting data on at least one non-anchor channel of the subset of non-anchor channels.

US Pat. No. 10,511,983

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING CAPACITY UTILISATION IN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK

RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIM...

1. A method for determining a capacity utilisation of at least one of at least one cluster and a base station in a heterogeneous network, wherein the method is being performed by the base station, the method comprising:receiving at least one broadcast/unicast message from at least one user equipment, wherein
the at least one user equipment belongs to the at least one cluster having at least one cluster identifier,
the at least one broadcast message includes the at least one cluster identifier corresponding to said at least one, and
the at least one broadcast message includes an uplink data and a downlink data of the at least one user equipment;
generating a capacity utilisation list for said at least one cluster, wherein the capacity utilisation list is generated on the basis of said at least one cluster identifier;
updating the capacity utilisation list with the uplink data and the downlink data of the at least one user equipment, wherein the capacity utilisation list is updated on the basis of the at least one cluster identifier; and
determining a capacity utilisation for at least one of each of the at least one cluster and the base station, wherein the capacity utilisation is determined based on the uplink data and the downlink data received from the at least one user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,511,982

ARRANGEMENT FOR, AND METHOD OF, ANALYZING WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) FIELD COVERAGE IN A VENUE

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A system for analyzing wireless local area network (WLAN) field coverage in a venue, the system comprising:a mobile data capture device movable in the venue, and operative to:
measure coverage data indicative of the WLAN field coverage from a plurality of locations in the venue, and
capture image data indicative of images of the locations in the venue;
a controller operatively connected to the mobile data capture device, the controller correlating the measured coverage data and the captured image data at each location; and
an interface operatively connected to the controller, the interface displaying the captured image data correlated with the measured coverage data at each location,
wherein the controller recognizes at least one of a predetermined object and a predetermined environmental condition from the captured image data, determines a coverage impact score value data based on the at least one of the predetermined object and the predetermined condition, correlates the determined coverage impact score value data with the captured image data and with the measured coverage data, causes the interface to display the correlated coverage impact score value data with the captured image data and with the measured coverage data at each location, and when the controller recognizes the predetermined object to be associated with a radio frequency (RF) emission associated with RF interference, the controller provides an indicator of the RF interference in connection with the predetermined object in the captured image data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,928

SPATIAL AUDIO TRIGGERED BY A USERS PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by controlling circuitry of a server computer configured to provide audio to a remote user, sensor information generated by a sensor connected to the remote user, the sensor information indicating a value of a state of the remote user;
in response to receiving the sensor information, performing, by the controlling circuitry, a retrieval operation on a table in a memory of the server computer to produce audio data, the table providing a map between values of states of the remote user and locations in the memory at which a corresponding audio file that includes the audio data is stored; and
transmitting, by the controlling circuitry, the audio data to the remote user, the audio data providing audio to the remote user.

US Pat. No. 10,511,924

PLAYBACK DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE SENSORS

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:multiple proximity sensors including a first proximity sensor and a second proximity sensor;
one or more processors; and
data storage storing instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the playback device to perform functions comprising:
receiving, via the multiple proximity sensors, sensor data;
determining that the received sensor data indicates that one or more objects in proximity to the playback device are affecting output of the playback device;
based on determining that the received sensor data indicates that one or more objects in proximity to the playback device are affecting output of the playback device, adjusting a playback configuration of the playback device; and
causing the playback device to play audio content according to the adjusted playback configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,511,920

EAR-WORN ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCORPORATING DIRECTIONAL MAGNETIC ANTENNA

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. An ear-worn electronic device configured to be worn by a wearer, comprising:a housing comprising a first end and an opposing second end, a first side and an opposing second side, and the first and second sides extending between the first and second ends, the first side configured to contact the wearer's head;
a battery disposed within the housing proximate the first end;
an acoustic receiver or an acoustic receiver connector disposed within the housing proximate the second end;
electronics including a near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) radio disposed in the housing; and
a directional magnetic antenna situated in or on the housing and coupled to the NFMI radio, the antenna comprising a core having a complex shape and a coil wound around a portion of the core, the core comprising a closed end oriented toward a source of magnetic noise and an open end oriented away from the source of magnetic noise.

US Pat. No. 10,511,916

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPONENT FOR A HEARING ASSISTIVE DEVICE

1. An integrated circuit component for a hearing assistive device, the integrated circuit component comprising;an input node for receiving an audio input signal from an input transducer;
at least one analog-to-digital converter adapted for receiving said audio input signal and providing a data output for signal processing said analog-to-digital converter having a virtual ground node, and
an AC filter in a signal path between said input node and said virtual ground node;
wherein the AC filter is provided with all components integrated in the integrated circuit component and includes a coupling capacitor and a resistive element; and
wherein the resistive element is provided by a pair of parallel and opposite diodes.

US Pat. No. 10,511,915

LISTENING DEVICE FOR MITIGATING VARIATIONS BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL SOUNDS AND INTERNAL SOUNDS CAUSED BY THE LISTENING DEVICE BLOCKING AN EAR CANAL OF A USER

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A listening device comprising:a reference microphone positioned outside a blocked ear canal of a user wearing the listening device and configured to receive environmental sounds and generate first signals based in part on the environmental sounds;
a loudspeaker coupled to the reference microphone and positioned inside the ear canal of the user, the loudspeaker configured to generate internal sounds based in part on the first signals;
an internal microphone positioned inside the blocked ear canal of the user and configured to receive the internal sounds from the loudspeaker and generate second signals based in part on the internal sounds; and
a controller coupled to the internal microphone, to the reference microphone, and to the loudspeaker, the controller configured to:
compute a transfer function based in part on the first signals and the second signals, the transfer function describing a variation between the environmental sounds and the internal sounds caused by the listening device blocking the ear canal of the user,
receive artificial audio content from an artificial reality system coupled to the listening device,
adjust the environmental sounds relative to the artificial audio content,
generate the internal sounds by combining the artificial audio content and the adjusted environmental sounds, and
adjust, based in part on the transfer function, the internal sounds to mitigate the variation.

US Pat. No. 10,511,908

AUDIO DENOISING AND NORMALIZATION USING IMAGE TRANSFORMING NEURAL NETWORK

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method for denoising an audio signal, the method comprising:generating, by a processor-based system, a 2-dimensional (2D) spectrogram of a received audio signal;
applying, by the processor-based system, the 2D spectrogram to a neural network, the neural network trained to perform image transformation on the 2D spectrogram to generate an output spectrogram, the output spectrogram representing a denoised audio signal based on the received audio signal; and
converting, by the processor-based system, the output spectrogram to the time domain to generate the denoised audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,903

SOUND WAVE FILTERING STRUCTURE AND SIDE SOUND GENERATING SPEAKER MODULE

Goertek.Inc, Weifang, Sh...

1. A sound wave filtering structure arranged on a side sound generating cavity of a side sound generating speaker module, comprising:a cavity wall and a cavity cover, wherein the cavity cover is mounted on the cavity wall, and the cavity wall and the cavity cover are combined to form an inner cavity; and
a slit formed on the cavity wall and/or the cavity cover, the slit facing the interior of the side sound generating cavity;
wherein the cavity wall and the cavity cover enclose the inner cavity, and a space in the inner cavity is communicated with the side sound generating cavity only through the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,511,898

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DOWNSTREAM FLOW CONTROL IN (X)GPON SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of downstream flow control in an ONU of an (x)GPON system, the method comprising:determining, by the ONU, a transmission inhibiting period to inhibit downstream transmission from an OLT, and
sending a DS_FlowControl_Request message to the OLT, wherein the DS_FlowControl_Request message indicates the transmission inhibiting period determined by the ONU and requests the OLT to inhibit downstream transmission for the transmission inhibiting period,
wherein the transmission inhibiting period is not more than a predefined maximum downstream transmission inhibiting time of the OLT, and
wherein the predefined maximum downstream transmission inhibiting time is determined based on buffer depth of the OLT.

US Pat. No. 10,511,897

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING AN AUTOMATIC BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ADVA Optical Networking S...

13. A method for performing an automatic bandwidth management in a communication network comprising the steps of:monitoring data traffic transmitted on access links between boundary routers of packet domains and optical transport nodes of an optical transport domain connected to said boundary routers via the access links to collect data traffic statistics of data transmitted on said access links; and
performing corrective actions in the optical transport domain in response to the collected data traffic statistics by activating or deactivating virtual links in the optical transport domain,
wherein current bandwidth utilization in the optical transport domain is evaluated based on data collected by a sensor agent in the packet domain and a future bandwidth utilization is predicted on the basis of monitored current bandwidth utilization dynamics, and
wherein if it is detected that the available bandwidth capacity within the optical network domain is not sufficient for the monitored current and/or predicted bandwidth utilization, additional virtual links, tributary ports and cross-connections between virtual and access links are automatically activated to increase the available bandwidth capacity in the optical transport domain.

US Pat. No. 10,511,894

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TAGGING MEDIA CONTENT AND MANAGING MARKETING

1. A server, 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 plurality of user-generated comments associated with presentation of media content at a first media processor;
obtaining a first tag associated with a first portion of the media content, wherein the first tag is generated at the first media processor during the presentation of the media content;
searching the plurality of user-generated comments for a keyword;
determining a marketing parameter according to the searching of the plurality of user-generated comments;
determining a first advertisement in accordance with the marketing parameter;
transmitting the first advertisement for presentation at the first media processor;
receiving a first user-generated comment associated with the first advertisement and generated at the first media processor; and
transmitting the first user-generated comment and the first tag associated with the first portion of the media content to a second media processor that presents the first user-generated comment at a display location associated with the first tag during presentation of the media content.

US Pat. No. 10,511,880

DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION

PIKSEL, INC., Wilmington...

1. A computer-implemented method of synchronizing a companion device, in a network of companion devices, with a delivery of a piece of media content by a media device, the method comprising:detecting whether a master synchronization source is available to the companion device,
wherein if the master synchronization source is available to the companion device, operating in a first mode of operation, the first mode of operation comprising:
receiving at the companion device synchronization signals from the master synchronization source, the synchronization signals transmitted when, in delivering the media content, the media device reaches respective reference points in the media content, wherein the synchronization signals convey respective time instants of those reference points;
determining timing information relating to a current point in the delivery of the media content based on the received synchronization signals; and
transmitting the determined timing information for use by other companion devices in the network,
wherein if the master synchronization source is not available to the companion device, operating in a second mode of operation, the second mode of operation comprising:
receiving from another companion device in the network timing information relating to a current point in the delivery of the media content; and
selecting the other companion device for receiving the timing information from a plurality of other companion devices in the network that also transmit respective timing information and receiving, from each of the plurality of other companion devices, a respective distance measure indicative of a distance from that companion device to the master synchronization source, wherein the other companion device is indicated to be closest to the master synchronization source and is selected on that basis, wherein the respective distance measure conveys a respective number of intermediate companion devices via which that companion device is connected to the master synchronization source, the other companion device being connected to the master synchronization source via the smallest number of intermediate companion devices and being selected on that basis.

US Pat. No. 10,511,879

METHOD OF PERFORMING TIME-SHIFT FUNCTION AND TELEVISION RECEIVER USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A broadcast receiver, comprising:a tuner configured to receive a broadcast program of at least one channel, wherein the tuner is further configured to tune to a first channel as a currently viewed channel;
a personal video recorder configured to store the received broadcast program of the at least one channel including the first channel;
a user interface configured to output a user command signal to perform at least one of a channel switching operation to change the currently viewed channel from the first channel to a second channel or a power-off operation, wherein the user interface is comprised of at least one of a local keypad or a remote controller; and
a controller configured to control, according to the channel switching operation from the user interface, the personal video recorder to store together both the broadcast program of the first channel and a broadcast program of the second channel, and
wherein the controller is further configured to supply power to the broadcast receiver's elements that are necessary to store the received broadcast program of the at least one channel including the first channel if the user command for performing the power-off operation is output from the user interface, wherein the necessary elements include the tuner and the personal video recorder.

US Pat. No. 10,511,874

SHARING TELEVISION AND VIDEO PROGRAMMING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computer systems, accessing a graph comprising a plurality of ownership edges, each particular ownership edge indicating that a particular user corresponding to a particular first node owns a particular device corresponding to a particular second node;
by the one or more computer systems, determining, from the graph, a first device owned by a first user and second device owned by a second user; and
by the one or more computer systems, providing media content that the first user is currently viewing on the first device for display on the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,872

SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT MATCH SEARCH QUERIES TO TELEVISION SUBTITLES

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for providing video program information, comprising:at a server system with one or more processors and memory storing programs configured for execution by the one or more processors:
identifying a search query spike from search queries submitted by a first plurality of users during a first span of time, wherein the first span of time is less than a predefined duration, the search query spike corresponds to a set of one or more search queries identified as equivalent, and a frequency of submitting queries from the set during the first time span exceeds a frequency of submitting queries from the set during an average span of time by a predefined threshold percentage;
correlating the search query spike to a broadcast video program broadcast during the first span of time by matching a plurality of terms from the set of search queries to a plurality of subtitle terms appearing in the video program at a first location, wherein the first location in the video program was broadcast within a predefined time before the first span of time;
receiving notification from a user device during a second span of time subsequent to the first span of time indicating user interest in the video program; and
in direct response to receiving the notification indicating user interest in the video program, transmitting to the user device search results corresponding to one or more search queries from the set of search queries, such that the search results are presented at the user device at the same time as the first location in the video program when the video program is broadcast during the second span of time.

US Pat. No. 10,511,871

DECISION LOGIC

PIKSEL, INC., Wilmington...

1. A network entity for delivering video content that is provided by a video content provider to a front end in accordance with service level information which defines at least one service level requirement for providing a service used in delivering the video content to the front end, the network entity comprising:an input for receiving a request comprising task information identifying a task to be performed requiring the service for delivery of the video content to the front end;
an interface for communication with processing nodes each configured to provide the service for use in delivering the video content to the front end; and
decision logic coupled to the interface and configured to:
receive (i) the request transmitted by the video content provider, (ii) characteristics of the processing nodes, and (iii) the at least one service level requirement for providing the service;
identify any processing node based on the received characteristics and the at least one service level requirement which meets the request;
wherein if one processing node meets the request, that processing node is selected,
wherein if more than one processing node meets the request, selecting one of the processing nodes in accordance with predetermined rules, wherein the predetermined rules specify one or more characteristics for use in the selection of processing nodes,
wherein if no processing node meets the request:
identifying any combinations of processing nodes which, based on the received characteristics and the at least one service level requirement, meets the request,
wherein if a single combination of the processing nodes is identified as being able to perform the task in accordance with the at least one service level requirement, selecting the single combination of said processing nodes,
wherein if a plurality of combinations of the processing nodes are able to perform the task in accordance with the at least one service level requirement, selecting one of the plurality of combinations of the processing nodes in accordance with predetermined rules,
the decision logic being further configured to communicate via the interface with the selected processing node or combination of processing nodes to perform the task.

US Pat. No. 10,511,869

SYSTEM FOR CONSOLIDATING HETEROGENEOUS DATA CENTERS THROUGH VIRTUALIZATION OF SERVICES

1. A system, comprising:a memory that stores instructions;
a processor that executes the instructions to perform operations, the operations comprising:
providing multiple services include a first service and a second service, wherein the first service comprises delivery of content and the second service comprises a different service from the first service;
increasing a content delivery rate for delivering a portion of the first service for a percentage of sessions associated with receiving the first service;
predicting, based on a periodic arrival of a plurality of requests correlated with the second service, when a request for the second service is to arrive;
pausing, when the request for the second service is predicted to arrive, a first set of virtual machines utilized for delivering the portion of the first service wherein the first set of virtual machines are paused after increasing the content delivery rate for delivering the portion of the first service;
determining a minimum number of servers needed for delivering the first and second services based upon a peak of sums of individual workloads corresponding to delivering the first service and the second service, wherein the minimum number of servers determined is less than a total number of servers required for delivering the first service and the second service via separate infrastructures; and
updating an allocation of resources to be utilized in providing the first service and the second service.

US Pat. No. 10,511,864

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSCODING MEDIA STREAM

LIVING AS ONE, LLC, Rich...

1. A system for transcoding a media stream, comprising:at least one network interface;
at least one memory; and
at least one processor each coupled to one or more of the at least one network interface and one or more of the at least one memory, the at least one processor configured to:
initialize one or more manifest processors;
initialize a plurality of transcode worker threads;
publish, via a messaging bus, a transcode request in a transcode request queue, wherein the transcode request includes one or more transcode request parameters, wherein the messaging bus and the transcode request queue are provided by a messaging service, and wherein the messaging service provides communications distributed over the messaging bus across the system;
retrieve, by a manifest processor, the transcode request from the transcode request queue;
publish, by the manifest processor via the messaging bus, a segment transcode request in a segment transcode request queue, wherein the segment transcode request queue is provided by the messaging service;
retrieve the segment transcode request by a first transcode worker thread, wherein each one of the plurality of transcode worker threads are configured to monitor the segment transcode request queue or independently perform transcoding operations on segments;
transcode, by a second transcode worker thread, a segment referenced by the segment transcode request in accordance with the one or more transcode request parameters;
determine, by the manifest processor, whether the second transcode worker thread has completed transcoding the segment and is still operating, and, if not,
return, via the messaging bus, the segment transcode request to the segment transcode request queue, and
transcode the segment by a third transcode worker thread; and
store the transcoded segment.

US Pat. No. 10,511,861

REGION-OF-INTEREST ENCODING ENHANCEMENTS FOR VARIABLE-BITRATE MEZZANINE COMPRESSION

WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMEN...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a video signal from compressed video data, the method comprising:receiving, by at least one hardware processor, compressed video data comprising images encoded with higher precision in one or more defined regions-of-interest of the images than outside of the defined regions-of-interest, the one or more defined regions-of-interest being defined by including one or more pixels each characterized by a luma code-value previously identified to be less than an upper luma limit of a color space by no more than a defined number of luminance units that is less than a luminance range of the color space;
decoding, by the at least one hardware processor, the compressed video data thereby obtaining a video signal decoded with higher precision in the one or more defined regions-of-interest than in areas outside of the defined regions-of-interest; and
outputting the video signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,847

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING AND DECODING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory, said at least one memory stored with code thereon, which when executed by said at least one processor, causes an apparatus to perform at least the following:receive a bitstream including coded pictures in two or more scalability layers or encoding pictures into a bitstream in two or more scalability layers;
identify a first coded picture within the bitstream, the first coded picture having a picture type that may be used to start decoding;
determine that a layer-wise start-up is initiated with the first coded picture;
indicate in or along the bitstream an association of the first coded picture with the layer-wise start-up, wherein the layer-wise start-up comprises:
controlling the layer-wise startup by a first array variable, wherein at least one scalability layer of index i is associated with an entry in the first array variable indicative of whether correct decoding of the scalability layer corresponding to the entry in the first array variable has been initialized; and
controlling the layer-wise startup by a second array variable, wherein at least one scalability layer of index i is associated with an entry in the second array variable indicative of whether a picture in the scalability layer corresponding to the entry in the second array variable has been decoded but may have been decoded incorrectly; and
cause one or more decoded pictures to be output.

US Pat. No. 10,511,846

REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE VIDEO DENOISER WITH MOVING OBJECT DETECTION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for adaptive noise filtering of source video prior to encoding in a video conferencing system, the method comprising:receiving source frames from a video capturing device;
preprocessing the received source frames by removing noise from one or more blocks of a source frame by:
dividing the source frame into a plurality of source blocks; and
generating a preprocessed source frame by adaptively applying a block-based temporal denoising filter to the plurality of source blocks by, for each of the plurality of source blocks:
determining whether an absolute difference between a sum of block pixels in a corresponding denoised block at time t?1 minus a sum of block pixels in a source block at time t satisfies a difference threshold;
in response to determination that the difference threshold is satisfied, identifying the source block as moving;
in response to determination that the difference threshold is not satisfied, identifying the source block as static;
if the source block is identified as moving, copying the source block into the preprocessed frame; and
if the source block is identified as static, copying a noise filtered version of the source block into the preprocessed frame;
performing a noise level estimation for the source frames by:
temporally averaging a calculated noise value on a fixed running window of a predetermined number of frames;
determining, for a current frame, whether an average noise level satisfies a noise threshold; and
in response to determining that the average noise level satisfies the noise threshold, setting a noise level as high;
adapting the block-based temporal denoising filter based on the noise level estimation for the source frames by:
in response to determining that the average noise level fails to satisfy the noise threshold, lowering a variance threshold for moving object detection and lowering a difference threshold for noise filtering; and
in response to determining that the average noise level satisfies the noise threshold setting, increasing the difference threshold for noise filtering, lowering the variance threshold for center position blocks, and increasing the variance threshold on border position blocks;
encoding the preprocessed source frames; and
transmitting, over a network, the encoded frames to at least one endpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,511,836

INTRA PREDICTION MODE ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A video decoding apparatus comprising:an inverse-transformation module to perform inverse-transformation on transform coefficients to generate a residual block;
wherein the transform coefficients are derived from quantized transform coefficients related to a target decoding unit; wherein the quantized transform coefficients are derived from decoding an input bitstream;
a prediction module to
receive and decode a most probable mode (MPM) flag and an MPM index for the target decoding unit;
derive neighbor prediction mode information from a left neighbor prediction mode and an upper neighbor prediction mode;
determine MPM candidates for the target decoding unit using the neighbor prediction mode information;
generate an MPM list using the determined MPM candidates;
derive an intra prediction mode of the target decoding unit using the decoded MPM index and the generated MPM list; and
perform intra prediction on the target decoding unit based on the derived intra prediction mode, and
an adder to add the residual block and a prediction block generated by the intra prediction to generate a reconstructed block,
wherein the left neighbor prediction mode is an intra prediction mode of a left neighbor unit adjacent to a left side of the target decoding unit and the upper neighbor prediction mode is an intra prediction mode of an upper neighbor unit adjacent to an upper side of the target decoding unit, and the MPM index is an index indicating the same candidate as the intra prediction mode of the target decoding unit, among the MPM candidates included in the MPM list,
wherein the neighbor prediction mode information includes a mode number of the left neighbor prediction mode and a mode number of the upper neighbor prediction mode,
wherein the prediction module determines the left neighbor prediction mode and the upper neighbor prediction mode as the MPM candidates, and the MPM list comprises three MPM candidates, and
wherein the prediction module determines a predetermined intra prediction mode as an additional MPM candidate when the left neighbor prediction mode is the same as the upper neighbor prediction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,835

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DECODER SIDE MOTION DERIVATION FOR VIDEO CODING

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of video coding using motion compensation, the method comprising:receiving input data associated with a current block in a current picture;
signalling an initial motion vector (MV) index in a video bitstream at an encoder side or determining the initial MV index from the video bitstream at a decoder side;
when a block size of the current block is greater than a threshold,
deriving a selected MV using bilateral matching, template matching or both to refine an initial MV associated with the initial MV index, a set of MV candidates or MVP candidates including the selected MV,
wherein when the block size of the current block is smaller than or equal to the threshold, the initial MV is not refined, and no refined MV is included in the set of MV candidates or MVP candidates;
determining a final MV or a final motion vector predictor (MVP) from the set of MV candidates or MVP candidates; and
encoding or decoding the current block or a current MV of the current block using the final MV or the final motion vector predictor (MVP) at the encoder side or the decoder side respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,511,830

MULTI-VIEW DISPLAY

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A multi-view display, wherein the multi-view display has a first direction, the multi-view display comprising:a display panel comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein the pixels comprise repeated groups of four sub-pixels sequentially disposed side by side along the first direction; and
a lenticular lens disposed on the display panel, wherein the lenticular lens comprises a plurality of cylindrical lenses disposed side by side along the first direction,
wherein each of the cylindrical lenses has a first width that is equal to a second width of each repeated group of four sub-pixels minus a third width of a single sub-pixel of each repeated group of four sub-pixels, wherein the first, second and third widths are measured along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,827

ADAPTABLE INSPECTION UNIT FOR EXISTING PROCESSING LINES

Qcify Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. An adaptable inspection unit, comprising:an attachment mechanism that includes: a mounting bracket, a mounting bracket receptacle, a weldable material, a clamp, an adhesive, a magnet, a latch, a lock, a locating pin, a rail, a slide, locking pin, a bolt, or a screw;
an inspection sensor device;
a data port that is capable of transmitting information; and
a power port that is connectable to a power source, wherein the attachment mechanism, the inspection sensor device, the data port, and the power port are physically connected together such that the adaptable inspection unit is capable of capturing an image of a sample traveling along a processing line, wherein the processing line is a conveyor, and wherein the adaptable inspection unit is located above the conveyor when attached or proximate to the beginning of the conveyor when attached.

US Pat. No. 10,511,825

DIGITAL CAMERA SYSTEM FOR RECORDING, EDITING AND VISUALIZING IMAGES

1. A portable virtual reality camera, processing and display system, comprising:an imaging subsystem;
a positioning sensor;
a processing subsystem;
a user input mechanism;
at least one display output;
wireless networking; and
storage;
wherein the imaging subsystem comprises two or more pixilated image sensors with optics, and one or more frame grabbers capturing multiple images simultaneously and synchronizing data output to the processing subsystem, wherein the processing subsystem coordinates control and combines image processing, recording, display, storage and communication of 3D stereographic and immersive scenes using a single user interface;
wherein at least one image sensor outputs raw uninterpolated color image data at an output rate of a minimum of 48 MB/sec and 10-bit resolution at film or video rates;
wherein live colorized image data is composited with a computer-generated 3D environment to create an illusion that live action imagery interacts within a virtual world; and
wherein left and right eye content is adjusted utilizing metadata, and images and metadata are encoded for wireless streaming and/or recording.

US Pat. No. 10,511,815

OPTIMIZING EMISSIVE AND COLOR CHANGING PROJECTION SURFACES

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A method for utilizing a projector to generate one or more images on a screen, comprising:registering projector pixels emitted by the projector to the screen to determine a location of each projector pixel on the screen, wherein the screen comprises multiple pattern elements having at least two types of pattern elements;
classifying the projector pixels based on the type of pattern element that the projector pixels illuminate;
predicting an output color of an input image as projected on the screen by the projector based on the registration and classification of the projector pixels;
utilizing the predicted output color of the input image, modifying at least one characteristic of the input image to generate a modified input image; and
projecting the modified input image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,814

PROJECTOR AND OPTICAL UNIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A projector, comprising:a blower mechanism that generates a cooling wind;
a liquid crystal lightbulb;
a light-incident-side polarization plate that includes a plurality of wires formed to extend non-parallel to the cooling wind blown by the blower mechanism and is arranged on a light-incident side of the liquid crystal lightbulb; and
a light-emitting-side polarization plate that includes a plurality of wires formed to extend parallel to the cooling wind blown by the blower mechanism and is arranged on a light-emitting side of the liquid crystal lightbulb, wherein the wires of the light-emitting-side polarization plate are longitudinally discontinuous at a region of the light-emitting-side polarization plate.

US Pat. No. 10,511,810

ACCESSING CAMERAS OF AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES BASED ON LOCATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for at least one server for providing access to an audio/video recording and communication device (A/V device), the method comprising:receiving, from a first client device associated with the A/V device, first data representing a proximity zone for access to the A/V device, wherein the proximity zone is defined about the A/V device;
receiving, from a second client device, second data representing a location of the second client device;
determining that the location of the second client device is within the proximity zone for access to the A/V device based at least in part on the first data and the second data;
transmitting, to the second client device, third data indicating that the A/V device is accessible;
receiving, from the second client device, a request for access to the A/V device; and
based at least in part on the request for access to the A/V device, transmitting image data generated by a camera of the A/V device to the second client device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,809

MOBILE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

1. A method for conducting surveillance comprising:configuring a mobile device to communicate with a server, wherein said server includes a server processor and is adapted for receiving surveillance data transferred electronically from a surveillance area;
positioning at least one camera at said surveillance area for capturing surveillance data, wherein said surveillance data comprises at least one of: audio, video, images, point in time, and location data associated with the surveillance area;
capturing said surveillance data;
using the mobile device to control start and stop of the capture of the surveillance data at the surveillance area;
providing a motion detection device to detect variations in motion measurements at the surveillance area; and
transferring surveillance data from the server to the mobile device when the motion detection device obtains a motion detection measurement that exceeds a predetermined threshold indicating the surveillance area is unsecure,
wherein the mobile device displays a datebook comprising days of the week and times of day that can be synchronized with an application of the user device to schedule the transferring of surveillance data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,804

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with another display apparatus;
a display; and
a processor configured to:
control the communication interface to receive a content that is shared with the other display apparatus and to receive voice call data including a voice of a user of the other display apparatus,
control the display to display the content together with a video call user interface (UI) for a video call with the user, and
control the display to change a display size of a video of the user of the other display apparatus included in the video call UI based on a time at which the voice call data is including an audible voice above a defined level of the user is received.

US Pat. No. 10,511,798

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING POWER USING HDMI AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A sink device for transmitting and receiving power with a source device using a High Definition Multimedia Interface, HDMI, the sink device comprising:a receiver configured to transmit and receive data through the HDMI;
a power control unit configured to control a supply of power through the HDMI; and
a control unit configured to control the receiver and the power control unit,
wherein the sink device is configured to:
connect to the source device through the HDMI;
receive a +5 V signal from the source device;
transmit a Hot Plug Detect, HPD, signal to the source device; and
transmit, to the source device, Extended Display Identification Data, EDID, information, and
wherein, when the EDID information comprises power delivery support information of the sink device, the sink device is further configured to:
receive, from the source device, a first Status and Control Data Channel, SCDC, write message comprising required power characteristic information related to a first power level requested by the source device;
write the required power characteristic information in power delivery configuration registers of a Status and Control Data Channel Structure, SCDCS;
write transmission power information related to a second power level capable of being supplied by the sink device in a status flag register of the SCDCS;
transmit the written transmission power information to the source device; and
transmit the power of the second power level to the source device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,795

SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT, METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, AND CAMERA SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device comprising:a first pixel including:
a first photoelectric converter;
a second photoelectric converter;
a third photoelectric converter;
a fourth photoelectric converter; and
a first floating diffusion coupled to the first, second, third, and fourth photoelectric converters;
a second pixel including:
a fifth photoelectric converter;
a sixth photoelectric converter;
a seventh photoelectric converter;
an eighth photoelectric converter; and
a second floating diffusion coupled to the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth photoelectric converters;
a first signal line coupled to the first pixel;
a second signal line coupled to the second pixel;
a first load transistor coupled between a fixed potential and the first signal line; and
a second load transistor coupled between the fixed potential and the second signal line,
wherein a gate of the first load transistor is coupled to a first control line, and a gate of the second load transistor is coupled to a second control line.

US Pat. No. 10,511,781

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:an image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images at different focus positions of an optical system; and
a control circuit configured to control a depth of field of the optical system when the image sensor captures an image,
wherein, if the control circuit determines that a plurality of subject areas satisfies a predetermined condition based on a distance for each subject area, the control circuit increases a depth of field of the optical system in a case where the image sensor captures one of the plurality of images, in comparison with a case where the plurality of subject areas does not satisfy the predetermined condition, and
wherein the predetermined condition includes a difference in distance of any two of the plurality of subject areas in optical axis direction being greater than the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,511,776

IMAGE FUSION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:capturing, by a terminal device, a plurality of first image frames at a same exposure time using a first camera, wherein a first camera and a second camera are disposed on the terminal device;
capturing, by the terminal device, a plurality of second image frames at different exposure times using the second camera, wherein, for each of the plurality of first image frames, a capturing time of the respective first image frame is the same as a capturing time of a corresponding second image frame of the plurality of second image frames;
determining, by the terminal device, a first reference image frame from the plurality of first image frames;
performing, by the terminal device, moving target detection on another image frame of the plurality of first image frames according to the first reference image frame, to obtain a local motion magnitude of the another image frame of the plurality of first image frames, wherein the another image frame of the plurality of first image frames is a different frame than the first reference image frame, and the local motion magnitude of the another image frame of the plurality of first image frames is relative to the first reference image frame, and wherein the local motion magnitude indicates information about a quantity of pixels occupied by a moving target detected by performing the moving target detection; and
performing, by the terminal device, image fusion on the plurality of second image frames according to the local motion magnitude.

US Pat. No. 10,511,761

IMAGE CAPTURING CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image capturing control apparatus comprising a memory and at least one processor which function as:a mode setting unit configured to set one of a plurality of autofocus modes (AF modes);
a display control unit configured to perform control to display a live-view image (an LV image); and
an AF control unit configured to perform AF control within an area that is included in a captured area and corresponds to the AF mode set by the mode setting unit, to perform control to determine an in-focus area,
wherein, after the in-focus area is determined, the display control unit performs control to:
if the AF mode set by the mode setting unit is a first AF mode in which the in-focus area is automatically determined within a first area included in the captured area, magnify the LV image with reference to the in-focus area; and
if the AF mode set by the mode setting unit is a second AF mode in which the in-focus area is automatically determined within a second area that is smaller than the first area, magnify the LV image with reference to a predetermined position in the second area, regardless of the in-focus area.

US Pat. No. 10,511,760

IMAGE SENSOR WITH PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION UNITS ARRANGED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An imaging device, comprising:an image sensor that includes:
a first pixel that comprises a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion unit that are arranged in a first direction and generate electric charges by photoelectrically converting incident light; and
a second pixel that comprises a third photoelectric conversion unit and a fourth photoelectric conversion unit that are arranged in a second direction that is different from the first direction and generate electric charges by photoelectrically converting light that has passed through the first pixel;
an attitude detector that detects an attitude of the imaging device; and
a controller that includes a processor and executes:
to control a focusing position of an optical system based upon results of detection by the attitude detector and at least one of a first signal and a second signal, or a third signal and a fourth signal, with the first signal being based upon the electrical charges generated by the first photoelectric conversion unit, the second signal being based upon the electrical charges generated by the second photoelectric conversion unit, the third signal being based upon the electrical charges generated by the third photoelectric conversion unit, and the fourth signal being based upon the electrical charges generated by the fourth photoelectric conversion unit.

US Pat. No. 10,511,756

VEHICULAR CAMERA AND VEHICULAR CAMERA ASSEMBLY

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicular camera to be installed in an interior of a vehicle to face an inner surface of a windshield of the vehicle, the inner surface of the windshield being inclined with respect to a longitudinal direction of the vehicle, the vehicular camera being configured to capture an image in front of the vehicle, the vehicular camera comprising:a lens having an optical axis and a focal length;
a light detector having a light receiving area, the light receiving area being arranged to receive light incident thereto via the lens and being arranged such that a predetermined portion of the light receiving area is located along an inclination direction of the inner surface of the windshield;
a housing configured to support the lens and the light detector such that:
the lens faces the inner surface of the windshield; and
the optical axis of the lens intersects with the inner surface of the windshield at an angle selected from a predetermined angular range, the angular range including a right angle,
the focal length of the lens being set within a predetermined range expressed by the following equation:
(V/11.43)?f?(V/2.48)
where:
f represents the focal length; and
V represents half of a length in millimeters of the predetermined portion of the light receiving area along the inclination direction of the inner surface of the windshield.

US Pat. No. 10,511,749

MAGNIFIER DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE CAMERA

Freedom Scientific, Inc.,...

1. A video magnification device (20) comprising:a housing (22) having a top edge (24), a bottom edge (26), and an interior (28), a recess (32) formed within the top edge (24), a hinge (34) positioned along the bottom edge (26), the housing (22) having a front face (36) and a back face (38), a video screen (42) positioned within the back face (38);
a base (44) with two spaced apart feet (46), the base (44) pivotally connected to the bottom edge (26) of the housing (22) by way of the hinge (34), the device (20) having first and second orientations, the housing (22) and base (44) being at an angle with respect to one another in the first orientation, and the housing (22) and base (44) being in contact with one another in the second orientation;
a camera barrel (48) with opposing axles (52) for pivotally mounting the barrel (48) within the recess (32) of the housing (22), a catch (54) positioned about one of the opposing axles (52), a video camera (56) housed within the barrel (48), the barrel (48) having a document viewing orientation, a near object viewing orientation, a distant object viewing orientation and a self-view orientation, a torsion spring (58) associated with one of the opposing axles (52) and functioning to rotate the barrel (48) into a forward most position;
a brake (62) for counterbalancing the force of the torsion spring (58), the brake (62) positioned within the interior (28) of the housing (22) and including a band (64) with a first end (66) and a second end (68), the first end (66) of the band (64) fitted about one of the opposing axles (52) of the barrel (48), a coil spring (72) connected between the interior (28) of the housing (22) and the second end (68) of the band (64), the brake (62) having an engaged position where the force of the coil spring (72) is permitted to counterbalance the force of the torsion spring (58) to thereby allow the angular orientation of the barrel (48) to be adjusted by hand, the brake (62) also having a disengaged position where the torsion spring (58) is permitted to rotate the barrel (48) into the forward most position;
a brake release mechanism (74) for temporarily releasing the brake (62), the brake release mechanism (74) positioned within the interior (28) of the housing (22) and including a detent (76) within the hinge (34) and a two bar linkage (78) interconnecting the detent (76) and the band (64), whereby when the device (20) is moved into either the first or second orientations the detent (76) causes the band (64) to cycle up and down, whereby the brake (62) is moved between the disengaged and engaged positions and the torsion spring (580 is permitted to rotate the barrel (48) to the forward most position;
a stop mechanism (82) for limiting the forward most position of the barrel (48), the stop mechanism (82) positioned within the interior (28) of the housing (22) and including a link (84) with a first end (86) and a second end (88), a lever (92) for moving the link (84) upwardly and downwardly within the interior (28) of housing (22), the lever (92) extending through the front face (36) of the housing (22) and interconnected to the first end (86) of the link (84), the second end (88) of the link (84) contacting the catch (54) on the barrel (48), whereby when the device (20) is in the second orientation the base (44) contacts the lever (92) to shift the link (84) upwardly such that the forward most position of the barrel (48) is limited to the distant object viewing orientation, and whereby when the device (20) is in the first orientation the link (84) shifts downwardly such that the forward most position of the barrel (48) is limited to the document viewing orientation;
a rotatory damper (94) associated with the brake release mechanism (74), the rotatory damper (94) slowing the temporary release of the brake (74) such that the barrel (48) has sufficient time to achieve the forward most position.

US Pat. No. 10,511,744

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THAT SUPPRESS DIFFERENCE IN COLORS PRINTED IN FORWARD AND BACKWARD SCANS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable storage media coupled to the one or more processors, the one or more computer-readable storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations for processing image data used for printing by a printing apparatus configured to perform forward and backward scan printing by using a print head in which nozzle arrays corresponding to multiple colors are aligned, the operations comprising:
setting a first control parameter when image data to be processed does not include a line portion and setting a second control parameter when the image data to be processed includes a line portion, the second control parameter being different from the first control parameter; and
processing the image data for suppressing a difference between a color printed in a forward scan and a color printed in a backward scan based on the set control parameter, wherein
the color difference suppressed in the processing operation based on the second control parameter is smaller than a color difference suppressed in the processing operation based on the first control parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,511,740

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT DETERMINE A DOT ARRANGEMENT OF PRINTING MATERIAL BY HALFTONE PROCESSING

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:(a) at least one memory storing instructions; and
(b) at least one processor executing the instructions to provide:
(i) an input unit configured to input image data representing a color of an image, and information identifying high gloss and low gloss areas in the image;
(ii) a first determination unit configured to determine, based on the image data, a recording amount of a printing material for forming the image on a recording medium; and
(iii) a second determination unit configured to determine a dot arrangement of the printing material by halftone processing for the recording amount according to the information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,738

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:a printer;
a USB interface;
a network interface connected to a network;
a memory that stores a program; and
a processor that executes the program to function as:
a USB control module that receives print data via the USB interface;
a TCP/IP processing module that receives print data via the network interface;
a Web server module that processes an HTTP protocol; and
a print processing module that controls the printer to perform print processing,
wherein in a case that the USB control module receives first print data not based on IPP via the USB interface, the USB control module transmits the first print data to the print processing module,
wherein in a case that the TCP/IP processing module receives second print data based on IPP via the network interface, the TCP/IP processing module transmits the second print data to the Web server module,
wherein in a case that the USB control module receives third print data based on IPP via the USB interface, the USB control module transmits the third print data to the TCP/IP processing module and the TCP/IP processing module transmits the third print data to the Web server module; and
wherein the second and third print data from the TCP/IP processing module are transmitted to the print processing module via the Web server module.

US Pat. No. 10,511,734

PORTABLE TERMINAL, IMAGING DEVICE AND READING DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A portable terminal comprising:a terminal main body having a first end and a second end at opposite ends thereof in a longitudinal direction of the terminal main body;
a battery accommodating section having an opening for battery insertion and removal which is provided on a predetermined side of the terminal main body and is closer to the first end of the terminal main body than to the second end of the terminal main body in the longitudinal direction;
a battery cover for covering the opening; and
a switch provided on the same predetermined side of the terminal main body as the opening, the switch being provided between the opening and the second end of the terminal main body in the longitudinal direction of the terminal main body, and the switch being operable by a user while the battery cover covers the opening;
wherein the battery cover extends from an area covering the opening to a position between the switch and the second end of the terminal main body, in the longitudinal direction, on the predetermined side of the terminal main body.

US Pat. No. 10,511,733

SETTING METHOD AND SETTING APPARATUS OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A setting method of an image forming apparatus, comprising:holding, in a memory a setting of whether or not to enable a user to select a character code, and a setting of whether or not to enable auto detection of a character code of data to be imported;
in a case of a setting of enabling a user to select a character code, displaying a character code selection, and importing the data by a character code determined to be selected from the selection;
in a case of a setting of disenabling a user to select a character code, and disenabling auto detection of a character code, importing the data by a character code of a default setting; and
in a case of a setting of disenabling a user to select a character code, and enabling auto detection of a character code, detecting a character code of the data to be imported, and importing the data by the detected character code.

US Pat. No. 10,511,716

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROUTING CALLERS TO AN AGENT IN A CONTACT CENTER

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for routing contacts to agents in a contact center system comprising:determining, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to perform routing operations in the contact center system, a plurality of agents;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a plurality of gradings for the plurality of agents, wherein each grading of the plurality of gradings grades each of the plurality of agents according to at least one of a plurality of optimal interaction types;
receiving, by the at least one computer processor, weightings for the plurality of optimal interaction types, wherein the plurality of optimal interaction types are weighted against each other;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a plurality of weighted gradings for the plurality of graded agents based at least in part upon the weightings for the plurality of optimal interaction types; and
establishing, in a switch of the contact center system, a connection between an available contact and an available agent of the plurality of agents based on a pattern matching algorithm according to the plurality of weighted gradings.

US Pat. No. 10,511,713

IDENTIFYING RECORDED CALL DATA SEGMENTS OF INTEREST

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A computer automated method, comprising automatically:receiving a “begin recording” signal during a call from a telephone used by one of one of a plurality of call participants as a call leader, by the call leader pressing a key of the telephone's dual tone modulation frequency (DTMF) numeric keypad to begin recording the call;
periodically time stamping the recording to provide indicators of call progress;
thereafter, receiving a “stop recording” signal from the telephone used by the call leader, by the call leader pressing a key of the telephone's dual tone modulation frequency (DTMF) numeric keypad during the call to stop recording the call, whereby a portion of the call is recorded;
storing the recording with corresponding time stamps in a tangible storage device;
converting audio of the recording to text, and storing the text in the tangible storage device;
retrieving at least one predetermined keyword stored in the tangible storage device, and comparing the at least one predetermined keyword to the stored text to identify occurrences of the at least one predetermined keyword in the text;
identifying at least one of:
a first number of words or seconds before the occurrence, and
a second number of words or seconds after the occurrence, as buffers, wherein a number of words or seconds in the buffers is based on a received preference from a third party computing device; and
saving each occurrence of the at least one predetermined keyword and the buffers with corresponding time stamp information as a segment of interest of the recording and sending the segment of interest to the third party computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,708

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE FOR INTERACTIVE APPLICATION IN HYBRID WAN

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method for processing network traffic according to user feedback, the method comprising:processing, by at least one intermediary between a client and a server on a network, network traffic of a session established between the client and the server;
intercepting, by the at least one intermediary, a message from the client identifying a level of quality of experience (QoE) indicated by a user based on the network traffic;
determining, by the at least one intermediary in response to the intercepted message, that the level of the QoE is below a threshold;
determining, by the at least one intermediary, in response to determining that the level of the QoE is below the threshold, a condition of the network causing the identified level of QoE for the network traffic of the session established between the client and the server, and a predefined action to improve the condition of the network; and
changing, by the at least one intermediary according to the determination of the condition of the network, the processing of the network traffic of the session established between the client and the server by taking the predefined action.

US Pat. No. 10,511,704

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO INFORMATION, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET...

1. A method for displaying video information, comprising:when a mobile terminal is in a screen locked state, parsing a subscribed video message in a notification bar of the mobile terminal, to acquire content information of the subscribed video message;
integrating, in a card display mode, the content information to generate a target video card; and
displaying the target video card on a screen locked interface of the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,703

CHARGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING DEVICE, AND MOBILE TERMINAL CONNECTED TO SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A charging device comprising:a body connectable to a mobile terminal;
a charging unit charging the mobile terminal in a first connection mode;
a backup unit performing a backup function upon receiving data stored in the mobile terminal in a second connection mode in which data communication is available; and
a controller determining whether there is new data which has been updated in the second connection mode, and switching the first connection mode to the second connection mode on the basis of whether the new data is stored in the mobile terminal in a state in which the charging device is connected to the mobile terminal,
wherein, when the new data exists, the controller receives data from the mobile terminal in the switched second connection mode, while charging the mobile terminal,
wherein data communication is interrupted in the first connection mode, and a charging rate in the first connection mode is higher than a charging rate in the second connection mode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,701

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM THEREOF

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a display unit that arranges a first display frame and a second display frame side by side on a screen, displays, in the first display frame, information generated by a first application, and displays, in the second display frame, information generated by a second application; and
a display controller that, when the first display frame and the second display frame are displayed side by side on the screen, automatically changes, if the first application is a voice communications application for accepting a call, at least one of a height and a width of the first display frame on accepting the call, automatically displays the first display frame in front of the second display frame for a mail application when in a browsing state, and automatically displays the second display frame in front of the first display frame for the mail application when in an editing state.

US Pat. No. 10,511,700

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WITH FIRST APPLICATION DISPLAYING STATUS OF SECOND APPLICATION

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A communication terminal, comprising:processing circuitry configured to output a first display image generated by a first application for communication preferentially over a second display image generated by a second application for communication,
wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to
cause the first application to display, on the first display image, an icon representing second state information indicating a second state corresponding to a second event generated by the second application,
change, after the display of the icon representing the second state information indicating the second state, a manner of displaying the icon based on a current state of the second application while continuing to display the icon,
accept selection of the second state information,
preferentially output the second display image generated by the second application over the first display image generated by the first application in response to acceptance of selection of the second state information, and
cause the second application to display, on the second display image, first state information indicating a first state corresponding to a first event generated by the first application.

US Pat. No. 10,511,699

SCREEN ASSEMBLY AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A screen assembly, comprising:a frame;
a screen, the screen being disposed at an inner side of the frame, and the screen being movable between a first position and a second position along a thickness direction of the screen with respect to the frame, the screen being configured to move towards an interior of the frame from the first position to the second position in a drop process of the screen assembly; and
a moving mechanism disposed in the frame,
wherein the screen comprises an edge and a bottom surface where a bottom of the edge is located, when the screen is located in the first position, the bottom surface of the screen is flush with an upper surface of the frame,
wherein the moving mechanism comprises a first magnet and a second magnet, the first magnet is fixedly provided to a lower side of the screen, the second magnet is fixedly provided to the frame, and the second magnet is configured to cooperate with the first magnet to drive the screen to move from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,511,693

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR TERMINAL DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

10. A method performed by a terminal device,wherein when a browser program of the terminal device executes computer-readable instructions having a format interpretable by the browser program, the method comprises;
controlling a display unit of the terminal device to display a first screen including an establishment message and a first button, the establishment message being for prompting to establish a first wireless connection between the terminal device and a communication device, the first button being a button to be selected after the establishment of the first wireless connection;
in a case where the first button in the first screen is selected after the establishment of the first wireless connection, sending a first request to the communication device by using the first wireless connection, the first request being sent by using first address information of the communication device as destination, the first address information being included in the computer-readable instructions, the first request including a search command for causing the communication device to search for one or more access points existing around the communication device;
in a case where a first response including one or more identification information is received from the communication device by using the first wireless connection after the first request has been sent, controlling the display unit to display a second screen including a designation area and a second button, the one or more identification information identifying one or more access points found as a result of the search, the designation area being for designating wireless setting information for establishing a second wireless connection between the communication device and a target access point, the designation area including an identification information designation area for designating target identification information, the target identification information identifying the target access point from among the one or more identification information, the second button being a button to be selected after the designation of the wireless setting information; and
in a case where the second button in the second screen is selected after the designation of the wireless setting information, sending a second request to the communication device by using the first wireless connection, the second request being sent by using the first address information of the communication device as destination, the first address information being included in the computer-readable instructions, the second request including the wireless setting information and a connection command, the wireless setting information including the designated target identification information, the connection command being for causing the communication device to establish the second wireless connection by using the wireless setting information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,692

DATA TRANSMISSION TO A NETWORKED RESOURCE BASED ON CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for context-based resource prompting, the system comprising:one or more processor components;
one or more memory components operatively coupled to the one or more processor components;
computer programmable instructions stored on the one or more memory components and configured to cause the one or more processor components to:
identify user information for a user;
receive a location of the user, wherein the location is received from a location determination device on one or more user computer systems;
access contextual data, wherein accessing the contextual data comprises accessing unprocessed data regarding the user stored on one or more entity computer systems, wherein the contextual data comprises an image;
identify in the image at least one object;
extract contextual information from the accessed contextual data;
determine, based on the location of the user, that the user is proximate to a previous interaction for which the user previously accepted supplemental resources;
identify new supplemental resources to present to the user based on the user information, the location of the user, the identified at least one object in the image, and the contextual information, wherein identifying new supplemental resources comprises communicating with third-party systems to provide new supplemental resources to the user;
transmit a notification of the new supplemental resources to the user, wherein the notification includes an indication that the user is proximate to the previous interaction and a request to the user to accept or deny the new supplemental resources, wherein the notification is integrated in the image and transmitting the notification includes transmitting the image integrated with the new supplemental resource to the user computer system;
receive a user selection to accept the new supplemental resources, wherein the user selection is received from the user computer systems; and
store the new supplemental resources as being associated with the user or a resource pool of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,511,687

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE DEVICE PREDICTIVE RESPONSE CAPABILITIES

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A mobile device comprising:an application layer including a frontend application, the frontend application having a user interface for data entry by a user;
a prediction layer including a dispatch unit, a prediction generation unit, a metadata store, and a curve fitting unit;
the prediction layer configured to receive a service request from the frontend application, the prediction layer configured to send the service request to a backend server, the backend server remote from the mobile device;
prior to receiving a response from the backend server, the mobile device curve fitting unit configured to generate predictive formulas using existing parameters and functions;
the prediction generation unit configured to identify a predictive formula with similar format parameters as the service request, and to calculate an interim response from the identified predictive formula;
after receiving the backend server response, the curve fitting unit configured to refine at least the identified predictive formula using the received response; and
a control processor configured to execute instructions to control operations of the application layer, the frontend application, the prediction layer, the dispatch unit, the prediction generation unit, the metadata store, and the curve fitting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,511,686

NEEDS-MATCHING NAVIGATOR SYSTEM

1. A Matching Navigator System (MNS), said system including:a computer server including a memory storing a user profile, said user profile including:
a user-specific wellbeing criteria database, wherein said wellbeing criteria database includes a plurality of data elements representing predetermined wellbeing attributes, as well as data elements representing user-specific weightings for said predetermined wellbeing attributes,
wherein said MNS monitors data from searches and site visits made using said MNS, compares said data from searches and site visits to said user-specific weighting for said wellbeing attributes, and adjusts said user-specific weighting for said wellbeing attributes based on said data from searches and site visits made using said MNS;
a user-specific wellbeing orientation database, wherein said wellbeing orientation database includes a plurality of data elements representing predetermined wellbeing preference data and user-specific weightings for said predetermined wellbeing preference data,
wherein said user-specific weightings for said predetermined wellbeing preference data are determined using an initial electronic survey presented to a user by said MNS for self-quantification by said user; and
a user-specific understanding level data, wherein said MNS monitors data from searches and site visits made using said MNS, wherein said MNS determines a user-specific understanding level associated with said data from said searches and site visits and records said understanding level as said user-specific understanding level data;
a solution database, stored in memory on a computer server, wherein said solution database includes a solution data set corresponding to a predetermined potential user search query and a solution-specific electronic survey,
wherein said solution data set includes a plurality of data elements representing predetermined solution attributes,
wherein said data elements represent third-party quantified solution attributes that are quantified based on a plurality of third party user ratings collected from solution-specific electronic survey information received from a plurality of third parties in response to said solution-specific electronic survey,
wherein said data elements representing third-party quantified solution attributes are determined by averaging said plurality of third party user ratings for said predetermined solution attributes;
a computerized user interface, said computerized user interface receiving a search query from said user,
wherein, when said search query from said user is determined by said MNS to correspond to said solution data set, said MNS retrieves said solution-specific electronic survey and transmits said solution-specific electronic survey to said computerized user interface for display to said user,
wherein said computerized user interface receives user-specific weightings from said user for said solution attributes included in said solution-specific electronic survey;wherein said MNS:retrieves said plurality of data elements representing predetermined wellbeing attributes, as well as data elements representing user-specific weightings for said predetermined wellbeing attributes from said user-specific wellbeing criteria database;
retrieves said plurality of data elements representing predetermined wellbeing preference data and said user-specific weightings for said predetermined wellbeing preference data from said user-specific wellbeing orientation database; and
adjusts said user-specific weightings based on the data elements retrieved to determine user-specific adjusted weighting data for said solution attributes,wherein said MNS:generates a series of link selections based at least in part on matching said user-specific adjusted weighting data for said solution attributes with said data elements representing third-party quantified solution attributes, and
said user-specific understanding level; and
a Graphical Link Organizer (GLO) representing a user interface displaying a plurality of user-activatable links to organized search results, wherein said GLO includes:
a first row of links, wherein said first row of links includes links to search results that have been determined to be at the user-specific understanding level of said user based on said user-specific understanding level data;
a second row of links, wherein said second row of links includes links to search results that have been determined to be above the user-specific understanding level of said user based on said user-specific understanding level data;
a third row of links, wherein said third row of links includes links to search results that have been determined to be below the user-specific understanding level of said user based on said user-specific understanding level data;
a first column intersecting said first row of links, said second row of links, and said third row of links, wherein said first column displays links determined using said plurality of data elements representing predetermined wellbeing attributes, as well as data elements representing user-specific weightings for said predetermined wellbeing attributes, wherein said links of said first column are also categorized into said first row of links, said second row of links, and said third row of links; and
a second column intersecting said first row of links, said second row of links, and said third row of links, wherein said second column displays links determined using said plurality of data elements representing predetermined wellbeing preference data and user-specific weightings for said predetermined wellbeing preference data, wherein said links of said second column are also categorized into said first row of links, said second row of links, and said third row of links.

US Pat. No. 10,511,685

SERVICE PROVIDER USER ACCOUNTS

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:a network interface;
one or more processors; and
data storage having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the playback device to perform functions comprising:
accessing data representing credentials for multiple user accounts, the multiple user accounts comprising (i) a first user account of a first streaming media service provider (ii) a second user account of the first streaming media service provider, and (iii) a first user account of a second streaming media service provider, wherein the first user account of the first streaming media service provider is associated with a first network device configured to control the playback device, and wherein the second user account of the first streaming media service provider is associated with a second network device configured to control the playback device;
receiving, via the network interface from the first network device configured to control the playback device, one or more messages indicating (i) an identification of the first network device and (ii) an instruction to play first media content from the first streaming media service provider;
in response to receiving the one or more messages, selecting the first user account of the first streaming media service provider from among the multiple user accounts (i) based on the identification of the first network device and (ii) the association of the first user account of the first streaming media service provider with the first network device; and
after selecting the first user account of the first streaming media service provider, playing the first media content, wherein playing the first media content comprises streaming, via the network interface, data representing the first media content from the first streaming media service provider using credentials of the first user account of the first streaming media service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,511,677

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

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing method executed by a processor included in an information processing device, the information processing device including a sensor, the information processing method comprising:acquiring information of a location in which the information processing device is installed using the sensor;
determining whether a distribution area including the location exists in distribution rule information in which an application and the distribution area are associated with each another for each of a plurality of applications;
specifying a terminal device of which communication via a network is possible when it is determined that the distribution area including the location exists in the distribution rule information;
extracting, from among the plurality of applications, one or more applications corresponding to the distribution area including the location by referring to the distribution rule information; and
transmitting the extracted one or more applications to the specified terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,667

CAR2X COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An apparatus for communicating between a first device and a second device, comprising:distance control circuitry comprising at least one transceiver configured to transmit and receive distance control signals and to detect a distance between the first device and a remote object based on a first transmitted distance control signal and a first received distance control signal reflected by the remote object; and
communication circuitry coupled to the transceiver and configured to modulate first user data of the first device onto a second transmitted distance control signal, and to extract second user data from a second received distance control signal received from the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,666

OUTPUT DATA PROVIDING SERVER AND OUTPUT DATA PROVIDING METHOD

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. An output data providing server which connects to a client terminal through a network and receives information relating to a user operation on the client terminal to carry out an information process and then transmits output data obtained as a result of the information process to the client terminal which requests the output data, comprising:an input information reception unit configured to acquire information relating to the user operation as input information;
an information processing unit configured to carry out an information process on a basis of the input information to generate output data; and
a data transmission unit configured to transmit the output data to the client terminal, wherein
the information processing unit adaptively adjusts at least one of contents of the information process and quality of the output data in response to a communication situation with the client terminal, and
the information processing unit carries out an information process making progress of a game in response to the user operation and adjusts contents of the information process so as to moderate a rule of the game when the communication situation deteriorates by a sufficient amount from a predetermined reference.

US Pat. No. 10,511,665

EFFICIENT RESOURCE RECLAMATION AFTER DELETION OF SLICE FROM COMMON FILE

PURE STORAGE, INC., Moun...

1. A method for use in a distributed storage network (DSN) employing one or more distributed storage task execution (DST EX) units for dispersed storage of encoded data slices, the method comprising:receiving, at a DST EX unit, a delete-slice request associated with a first encoded data slice packed into a common file with other encoded data slices, wherein:
the common file being stored in a distributed storage (DS) memory included in the DST EX unit, and
each encoded data slice packed into the common file is associated with a file offset within the common file;
identifying, by the DST EX unit, a particular file offset within the common file, the particular file offset associated with the first encoded data slice; and
facilitating, by the DST EX unit, releasing a portion of the DS memory to a file system maintained by the DST EX unit, wherein the portion of the DS memory is associated with the particular file offset within the common file.

US Pat. No. 10,511,663

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a storage unit; and
circuitry configured to
communicate with a plurality of devices;
receive a low-quality version of a content from a device that is one of the plurality of devices,
store the received low-quality version in the storage unit with the low-quality version of the content associated with an identifier which is identical with an identifier of the content, thereby registering the content,
generate, in response to a request from the device, a content list identifying a plurality of contents stored on the plurality of devices and including a thumbnail generated from the low-quality version and, when a particular device of the plurality of devices stores a high-quality version of the content, the content list comprises a second identifier identifying the particular device,
transmit the content list to the device,
determine based at least in part on the second identifier whether the content list indicates that any of the plurality of devices stores the content instructed to be reproduced by the device, and
when it is determined that the content list indicates that none of the plurality of devices stores the content instructed to be reproduced by the device, transmit the low-quality version stored in the storage unit to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,662

METHOD AND ARCHITECTURE FOR APPLICATION MOBILITY IN DISTRIBUTED CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for moving application related records between distributed cloud domains when a user terminal changes its physical location and a predetermined condition is fulfilled, the user terminal being connected to a telecommunication network and using an application (App), the method comprising:determining that a user terminal location has changed at least from a first network area of the telecommunication network to a second network area, wherein the second network area belongs either to the telecommunication network or to another telecommunication network;
considering one or more constraints associated with (i) a location of the user terminal in the second network area, (ii) a location of a cloud component (App2) of the application (App) in a first cloud domain associated with the first network area, and (iii) a location of a second cloud domain associated with the second network area, wherein the one or more constraints include at least one of network latency, network congestion, available network bandwidth, cloud resource availability, amount of data to be transferred, cost of cloud resources, mobile network signal strength;
evaluating whether the one or more constraints fulfill the predetermined condition for the second cloud domain and for the first cloud domain; and
moving the application related records from the first cloud domain to the second cloud domain when a result of the evaluating step is positive for the second cloud domain and negative for the first cloud domain,
wherein the first and second cloud domains belong to one or more distributed cloud providers,
wherein the application is associated with a set of parameters selected by a user of the user terminal or provided by an application provider or provided by the telecommunication network,
wherein the set of parameters selected by the user are specified in a service level agreement between the user and (i) the telecommunication network or (ii) the application provider.

US Pat. No. 10,511,650

QUALITY OF SERVICE SYSTEM FOR A SERVICE PROVIDER THAT PROVIDES MEDIA CONTENT VIA A SATELLITE MEDIA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND A TERRESTRIAL MEDIA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a processor of a server, first quality of service data from a first device and second quality of service data from a second device, the first quality of service data associated with a satellite media distribution system and the second quality of service data associated with a terrestrial media distribution system;
performing an analysis of the first quality of service data and the second quality of service data at the processor to identify a quality of service issue based on the analysis, wherein the performing the analysis comprises:
generating satellite media distribution system performance metrics and trends from the first quality of service data;
comparing the satellite media distribution system performance metrics and trends to satellite media distribution system thresholds;
generating terrestrial media distribution system performance metrics and trends from the second quality of service data; and
comparing the terrestrial media distribution system performance metrics and trends to terrestrial media distribution system thresholds; and
in response to a first determination that the quality of service issue is caused by a combined content source of the satellite media distribution system and the terrestrial media distribution system:
sending an instruction from the server to a component of the combined content source to address the quality of service issue, wherein the combined content source receives media content for the satellite media distribution system and the terrestrial media distribution system from content providers; and
sending a first notice from the server to a maintenance controller for the combined content source, wherein the first notice identifies the instruction sent to the component of the combined content source and what the instruction was configured to achieve.

US Pat. No. 10,511,642

TOOLS FOR MICRO-COMMUNITIES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, with one or more computing devices, an object reference from a user activity of a first user;
determining that a first account reference associated with a second user is implicitly relevant to the object reference based on activities of the second user on a social network and an interest in the object reference from another user connecting with the second user in the social network;
determining, with the one or more computing devices, a plurality of account references including the first account reference that are relevant to the object reference;
generating, with the one or more computing devices, a rating for each account reference in the list of account references based on relevance to the object reference;
determining, with the one or more computing devices, whether a micro-community relevant to the object reference exists;
responsive to determining that the micro-community does not exist, determining, with the one or more computing devices, a list of account references from the plurality of account references to associate with the micro-community, the list of account references including the first account reference associated with the second user that is implicitly relevant to the object reference;
generating, with the one or more computing devices, the micro-community for the list of account references;
determining, with the one or more computing devices, that the first account reference from the list of account references is unassociated with the micro-community;
transmitting an invitation to join the micro-community to the first account reference; and
responsive to receiving a rejection of the invitation from the first account reference, determining that the first account reference is no longer relevant to the object reference and removing the first account reference from future invitations to join one or more micro-communities related to the object reference.

US Pat. No. 10,511,640

PROVIDING CELLULAR-SPECIFIC TRANSPORT LAYER SERVICE BY WAY OF CELL-SITE PROXYING IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

10. A non-transitory computer-readable medium containing a program executable to perform an operation for transport layer proxies to accommodate user equipment mobility, the operation comprising:receiving, by a first transport layer proxy located within an access network, a request to establish a user session between a first user equipment and a remote server;
establishing a first transport layer session between the first user equipment and the first transport layer proxy, a second transport layer session between the first transport layer proxy and the remote server, and a first control channel between the first transport layer proxy and a transport layer function manager within a core network;
sending, to the transport layer function manager via the first control channel, session state parameters associated with the first transport layer session and the second transport layer session;
receiving, by a second transport layer proxy located within the access network, an uplink transport layer packet associated with the user session; and
upon determining, by operation of one or more computer processors when executing the program, that the session state parameters associated with the user session are not known to the second transport layer proxy, requesting, by the second transport layer proxy, the session state parameters from the transport layer function manager, whereafter the session state parameters are provided to the second transport layer proxy from at least one of the transport layer function manager and the first transport layer proxy.

US Pat. No. 10,511,638

POLICY-BASED SECURE CONTAINERS FOR MULTIPLE ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A distributed network node to determine enterprise security policies for a client computing device, the distributed network node comprising:trust calculation circuitry to (i) receive, from the client computing device, device attribute information that identifies attributes of the client computing device, wherein the device attribute information is indicative of a hardware component of the client computing device or a software environment of the client computing device, and wherein the distributed network node is communicatively coupled to the client computing device via a radio access network, and (ii) determine a device trust level for the client computing device based on the device attribute information indicative of the hardware component of the client computing device or the software environment of the client computing device, wherein the device trust level is indexed by the device attribute information; and
policy determination circuitry to (i) receive a request for an enterprise application from the client computing device, (ii) determine a data sensitivity level based on the enterprise application, (iii) determine a security policy based on the device trust level and the data sensitivity level, and (iv) send the security policy to the client computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,630

DIVIDING A DATA PROCESSING DEVICE INTO SEPARATE SECURITY DOMAINS

Cellsec, Inc., Silver Sp...

1. A method for operating a computer data processing device in two or more data security domains, comprising:providing in data memory associated with said computer data processing device at least one external policy defining a first domain;
associating a first computer data processing device application with said first domain;
providing at least one persistent control mechanism, said persistent control mechanism being bound to said application and implemented externally to said operating system, said persistent control mechanism being configured to intercept and mediate requests between the application and the operating system in accordance with specifications contained within the policies of said first domain without modifying said application and without requiring operating system privileges, over said computer data processing device application associated with said first domain, said persistent control mechanism being subject to policies defined for said first domain, and said persistent control mechanism being located logically between said first data processing device application and said operating system;
providing at least one mechanism for fine-grained policy-based control over operations by, and between, said first computer data processing device application;
providing a first domain import-export policy enforcement point, said first domain import-export policy enforcement point being in communication with said first computer data processing device application; and
directing at least some requests to said operating system by said first data processing device application to said persistent control mechanism.