US Pat. No. 10,555,748

FEATURES AND METHODS TO CONTROL DELIVERY OF COOLING FLUID TO END EFFECTOR OF ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An apparatus, comprising:(a) an acoustic waveguide;
(b) an ultrasonic blade in acoustic communication with the acoustic waveguide;
(c) a liquid dispensing feature positioned adjacent to the ultrasonic blade, wherein the liquid dispensing feature is configured to deliver a flow of cooling liquid to the ultrasonic blade; and
(d) a control module, wherein the control module is operable to regulate fluid flow through the liquid dispensing feature,
wherein the control module is configured to direct activation of the ultrasonic blade according to a first pulsed drive signal and further direct activation of the liquid dispensing feature according to a second pulsed drive signal, wherein the first pulsed drive signal includes a plurality of first predetermined timed pulses each configured to activate the ultrasonic blade a first predetermined pulse time, wherein the second pulsed drive signal includes a plurality of second predetermined timed pulses configured to activate the liquid dispensing feature a second predetermined pulse time, and
wherein the control module is further configured to provide the plurality of second predetermined timed pulses respectively between the plurality of first predetermined timed pulses such that the plurality of second predetermined timed pulses do not overlap with the plurality of first predetermined timed pulses during at least a portion of the first pulsed drive signal to thereby inhibit converting the cooling liquid into a mist upon contact with the ultrasonic blade for delivering the cooling liquid to a patient.

US Pat. No. 10,555,738

EMBOLIC CONTAINMENT

MicroVention, Inc., Alis...

1. A method of treating a neurovascular arteriovenous malformation comprising:providing a catheter with a mesh catch structure on the distal portion of the catheter, where the catheter is configured to deliver liquid embolic and dimethyl sulfoxide;
configuring said catheter with said mesh catch structure to be tracked through the venous system and placed on the venous side of the arteriovenous malformation;
delivering the liquid embolic and the dimethyl sulfoxide through the microcatheter and into the arteriovenous malformation;
wherein said mesh catch structure has pores sized to allow the passage of the dimethyl sulfoxide but not allow the passage of the liquid embolic.

US Pat. No. 10,555,716

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDED LOW CONTRAST DETECTABILITY FOR RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEMS

1. A device comprising:at least one radiographic imaging system;
a computer associated with the at least one radiographic imaging system;
the computer storing base relationship data representative of a mathematical relationship derived from a plurality of flux levels of a plurality of radiographic phantom images;
the computer operable to associate image quality metrics correspondingly with flux levels in accordance with the base relationship data;
the computer operable to store the base relationship data;
the computer operable to store image quality selection data corresponding to at least one selected image quality metric;
the computer further operable to calculate a unique dose control signal for at least one radiographic imaging operation in accordance with application of the image quality selection data to corresponding, pre-associated relationship data; and
the computer operable to relay each dose control signal to the at least one radiographic imaging system.

US Pat. No. 10,555,714

X-RAY IMAGING DEVICE

Shimadzu Corporation, Ni...

1. An X-ray imaging apparatus for performing X-ray imaging, comprising:X-ray irradiation means configured to irradiate an X-ray toward a subject;
photo pickup field setting means configured to select a photo pickup field among a plurality of photo pickup fields for an automatic exposure and set the selected photo pickup field for use;
lighting field detection means configured to detect whether at least a partial area of a sensitive area of a sensitive area of the selected photo pickup field is not included in an X-ray irradiation area based on positional information of the X-ray irradiation area irradiated by the X-ray irradiation means and the sensitive area of the photo pickup field; and
unused setting means configured to set the selected photo pickup field to be unused in response to the lighting field detection means detecting that at least a partial area of the sensitive area of the selected photo pickup field is not included in the X-ray irradiation area.

US Pat. No. 10,555,709

CHARGED PARTICLE TOMOGRAPHY SCANNER FOR REAL-TIME VOLUMETRIC RADIATION DOSE MONITORING AND CONTROL

Decision Sciences Interna...

1. A method for monitoring volumetric radiation dose in a medical application, comprising:delivering, from a charged particle delivery system, a charged particle beam of charged particles toward a region of interest of a subject, the region of interest including a tissue or organ of a human subject, the charged particle delivery system configured to direct at least a portion of the charged particle beam to the region of interest, wherein the charged particle beam is delivered after a pre-determined energy level of the charged particles is reached;
detecting, by an incoming charged particle detector, at least some of the charged particles passing through the incoming charged particle detector and entering the region of interest of the subject;
generating, by the incoming charged particle detector, a signal associated with the detected charged particles passing through the incoming charged particle detector and entering the region of interest of the subject;
detecting, by an outgoing charged particle detector, at least some of the charged particles passing through and exiting the region of interest of the subject;
controlling at least one characteristic of the charged particle beam delivered by the charged particle delivery system based on the signals associated with the detected charged particles entering and exiting the region of interest of the subject;
generating, by the outgoing charged particle detector, a signal associated with the detected exiting charged particles;
monitoring, in real time, a radiation dose of the region of interest of the subject based on the signals associated with the detected charged particles entering and exiting the region of interest of the subject; and
generating an image of the region of interest based on the signals associated with the detected charged particles entering and exiting the region of interest of the subject in real time, wherein the image is generated by combining any two or more types of:
measured data of trajectory changes of the at least some of the charged particles passing through and exiting the region of interest of the subject,
information on stopped charged particles trapped inside the region of interest of the subject, and
information on energy loss of the at least some of the charged particles passing through and exiting the region of interest of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,555,702

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CHARACTERIZING THE QUALITY OF AN ELECTROCARDIOGRAM SIGNAL

eResearchTechnology, Inc....

1. A method comprising:receiving an ECG signal generated by an ECG device coupled to a subject, the ECG signal comprising a plurality of consecutive cardiac beats;
determining ECG signal quality of the plurality of consecutive cardiac beats based on a dispersion coefficient and a deviation from an average of each of a plurality of ECG parameters; and
generating indexing information for a set of sequences from the plurality of consecutive cardiac beats, wherein each sequence of the set of sequences comprises a first predetermined number of consecutive cardiac beats, wherein the set of sequences are ordered based upon the ECG signal quality; and
determining subject participation in a study using the indexing information, wherein the subject participation comprises exclusion from the study when a QT evaluation comprises a QTc in excess of 450 milliseconds.

US Pat. No. 10,555,693

PORTABLE APPARATUS FOR NONINVASIVELY MEASURING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Hoon Kim, (KR)

1. An operating method of a portable apparatus for noninvasively measuring blood glucose levels, comprising:(a) measuring a first signal value according to ambient environmental light and temperature by using a photodiode detector when an LED for measuring signals which emits light with a wavelength range to be absorbed into or scattered by glucose is switched off;
(b) measuring a second signal value according to light which is scattered by or transmitted through a subject tissue and enters the photodiode detector when the LED for measuring signals with the wavelength range is switched on;
(c) calculating a glucose concentration measurement of a subject by using the first signal value and the second signal value; and
(d) adjusting an intensity of the light radiated from the LED for measuring signals by feeding a difference between the glucose concentration measurement and a pre-established first reference value back to a driving current for the LED for measuring signals.

US Pat. No. 10,555,692

METHOD FOR SENSITIVELY AND SELECTIVELY SENSING SUGARS USING TERAHERTZ ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND DEVICE USED THEREFOR

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A method for sensitively and selectively sensing sugars, using a sensing chip, comprising:applying a sample to be analyzed on the sensing chip having a meta device,
wherein the meta device includes a pattern in a form of slits that serves to amplify a frequency corresponding to an absorption frequency of a sugar of interest;
irradiating the sensor chip with terahertz electromagnetic waves;
amplifying waves reflected from the sample;
measuring the terahertz electromagnetic waves reflected from the sugar in the sample by frequency change of the terahertz electromagnetic waves;
determining a type of the sugar of interest using the measurement of terahertz electromagnetic waves; and
determining the type and concentration of the sample of the specified sugars, based on the fact that the frequency change is elevated when the absorption frequency of the target sugar of interest corresponds to a resonant transmission frequency of the meta device; and
analyzing the sugar of interest for type and concentration based on the determination of the type and concentration of the sample of the specified sugars.

US Pat. No. 10,555,683

PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING DEVICE

iRhythm Technologies, Inc...

1. An electronic device for monitoring physiological signals in a mammal, the device comprising:a plurality of wings extending laterally from a housing, each flexible wing configured to conform to a surface of the mammal and comprising a lower substrate layer, an upper substrate layer, and a bottom surface comprising a long-term adhesive, the long-term adhesive configured to adhere to the skin of the mammal;
a hardware processor housed within the housing;
a flexible electrode positioned on each flexible wing, each flexible electrode configured to provide conformal contact with a non-planar surface of the skin of the mammal during movement of the mammal;
an electrode trace positioned between each upper substrate layer and each lower substrate layer, each upper substrate layer comprising a rim extending horizontally outward beyond the corresponding lower substrate layer, the rim being thinner in a vertical plane than an adjacent portion of the flexible wing and configured to reduce edge-lift of the flexible wing from the skin of the mammal; and
wherein each electrode trace extends outward from the housing, each flexible electrode and at least a portion of each electrode trace configured to remain conformal with the skin of the mammal during bending of the skin.

US Pat. No. 10,555,680

REPRESENTATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF ACTIVITY PATTERNS DURING ELECTRO-PHYSIOLOGY MAPPING USING VECTOR FIELDS

Boston Scientific Scimed ...

1. A catheter system comprising:a plurality of mapping electrodes configured to detect activation signals of intrinsic cardiac activity, each of the plurality of mapping electrodes having an electrode location;
a mapping processor associated with the plurality of mapping electrodes, the mapping processor configured to record the detected activation signals and associate one of the plurality of mapping electrodes with each recorded activation signal, the mapping processor further configured to generate a vector field map which represents a direction of propagation of the activation signals at each electrode location, and identify a signature pattern and a location in the vector field map according to at least one vector field template, wherein to generate the vector field map the mapping processor is further configured to determine a reliability index for each detected activation signal at an electrode location according to at least one of a contact between the corresponding electrode and an anatomical structure and a level of noise in the detected activation signal, and scale each vector of the vector field map according to the corresponding reliability index, wherein to identify the signature pattern the processing system is further configured to access a template bank which includes a plurality of vector field templates, each vector field template having a unique signature pattern, compare the vector field map with each vector field template of the template bank by projecting the vectors of the vector field map onto each vector field template of the template bank, and identify the signature pattern most closely matching the generated vector field map according to a similarity index.

US Pat. No. 10,555,674

CONFOCAL SCANNING MICROSCOPE HAVING OPTICAL AND SCANNING SYSTEMS WHICH PROVIDE A HANDHELD IMAGING HEAD

1. An optical assembly for imaging a section of a specimen by illuminating said section with a scanning beam and receiving returned light from said section, said assembly comprising:an objective via which said scanning beam is incident on said specimen and on which said return beam is incident;
oscillating mirrors which translate an illumination beam into said scanning beam and receives said return beam for descanning said return beam which is then focused via a pinhole onto a detector to provide signals representative of one or more images of a section within said specimen, in which said oscillating mirrors repeatedly scan a field of view, and said illuminating and return beams transiting along a path between said oscillating mirrors, said path extending to an entrance aperture of said objective which defines an entrance pupil thereof; and
optics that images the entrance pupil of said objective between said oscillating mirrors, said optics having magnification being sufficient to overfill said entrance pupil with said illumination beam such that said entrance pupil is filled with said illumination beam over a full deflection of said scanning beam over said entrance pupil.

US Pat. No. 10,555,673

PROBE, OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY DEVICE, AND ZERO POINT CORRECTION METHOD

THE YOSHIDA DENTAL MFG. C...

1. A probe used in an optical coherence tomography device which irradiates measurement light to a subject and collects scattered light that is reflected by the subject and returns into the probe, comprising:a scanning means composed of galvanometer mirrors for changing an irradiation direction of the measurement light, the galvanometer mirrors comprising reflecting mirrors which reflect the measurement light to hit the subject and actuators configured to rotate the reflecting mirrors,
wherein the actuators are rotating the reflecting mirrors within scanning angle ranges so that the scattered light returns into the probe with the measurement light irradiated on the subject when the probe is in a first state and one of the actuators rotates the reflecting mirror to a predetermined angle out of the scanning angle range at which the measurement light is diffusely reflected within the probe when the probe is in a second state.

US Pat. No. 10,555,669

OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH DISPERSION COMPENSATION

AMO Wavefront Sciences, L...

1. A system, comprising:a swept laser light source configured to generate laser light having a frequency swept across a frequency bandwidth as a function of time;
a sample path configured to direct a first portion of the laser light to an eye as a probe beam and to receive a returned portion of the probe beam from the eye, returned by at least one of reflection and scattering;
a reference path for passing therethrough a second portion of the laser light, the reference path having a defined optical path length;
a wavefront aberrometer;
a corneal topographer;
an iris imaging system;
a structure having an aperture therethrough; and
a detector configured to receive the returned portion of the probe beam from the eye and the second portion of the laser light from the swept laser light source which passed through the reference path, and in response thereto to output an optical coherence tomography (OCT) signal having peaks whose relative timing represents the depths of various reflection and scattered surfaces within the eye,
wherein the reference path includes a first optical fiber of a first type having a first length, in series with a second optical fiber of a second type which is different than the first type and having a second length, wherein dispersion characteristics of the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber are significantly different than each other,
wherein the sample path directs the probe beam to the eye through the aperture, and
wherein all of the wavefront aberrometer, the corneal topographer, and the iris imaging system direct light to the eye through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,555,666

CANNULA WITH PROXIMALLY MOUNTED CAMERA AND TRANSPARENT OBTURATOR

Rebound Therapeutics Corp...

3. A cannula system for accessing a blood mass in the brain of a patient, said cannula system comprising:a cannula comprising a cannula tube with a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end; and
an obturator comprising an obturator shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and an obturator tip disposed on the distal end of said obturator shaft, said obturator tip being optically transmissive, and having a proximal surface and a tapered distal surface, said obturator tip having a transverse diameter closely matching the lumen of the cannula tube, said obturator being slidable within the cannula tube, and positionable within the cannula tube such that the proximal end of the obturator shaft extends proximally out of the cannula tube proximal end while the tapered distal surface extends out of the cannula tube distal end, wherein the obturator shaft has a transverse cross section smaller than a transverse diameter of the obturator tip, whereby the proximal surface of the obturator tip is visible from the proximal end of the cannula tube when the obturator tip is disposed within the cannula tube such that the tapered distal surface extends out of the cannula tube distal end;
a camera assembly secured to the proximal end of the cannula, with a portion of the camera assembly overhanging and partially obstructing the lumen;
the camera assembly has a distal-most optical surface, and said distal-most optical surface is disposed proximate the proximal end of the cannula tube.

US Pat. No. 10,555,664

ENDOSCOPE

PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING S...

1. An endoscope comprising:an insert section including a distal end portion;
an imaging unit provided at the distal end portion;
an imaging signal converter provided inside the insert section, the imaging signal converter, which in operation, converts an imaging signal output from the imaging unit;
wherein a transmission speed of a first imaging signal transmitted from the imaging unit to the imaging signal converter is lower than or equal to a transmission speed of a second imaging signal transmitted from the imaging signal converter,
wherein a threshold level of a digital output signal at the time of imaging in the imaging unit is equal to or less than 0.2 V, and
wherein a threshold level of a digital output signal at the time of imaging in the imaging signal converter is equal to or less than 0.4 V.

US Pat. No. 10,555,654

SUCTION NOZZLE FOR A VACUUM CLEANER

1. A suction nozzle for a vacuum cleaner for vacuuming up material from a surface to be cleaned by a vacuum air flow, comprising:a suction mouth configured to be arranged adjacent to the surface to be cleaned and having a suction edge that defines a partial surface exposed to the vacuum air flow and a vacuum air flow extraction opening;
a delimiting means that is assigned to the suction edge;
an obstacle sensor configured for detecting an essentially stationary obstacle within a detection zone of the obstacle sensor, the obstacle being located in front of the suction nozzle and arranged outside a part of the surface covered by the suction nozzle and protruding beyond a suction edge plane containing the suction edge of the suction nozzle during a normal cleaning process,
wherein the delimiting means is controlled by detection results of the obstacle sensor such that the delimiting means cannot be displaced into an open state until a detected distance between the suction nozzle and the obstacle is less than a defined threshold distance that is less than a possible maximum distance that is predetermined by the boundary of the detection zone, and wherein, in this way, material to be vacuumed up is pushed in front of the delimiting means until the suction nozzle reaches the threshold distance from the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,555,636

BEVERAGE PREPARATION SYSTEM, A CODED INSERT AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts...

1. A coded insert for use with a beverage preparation machine of the type comprising a brew head and with a cartridge of the type containing one or more beverage ingredients and having a primary code configured to provide operating instructions to the beverage preparation machine for delivering a beverage from the cartridge;the coded insert being shaped and sized to be locatable within the brew head along with the cartridge and comprising a secondary code configured to provide alternative operating instructions to the beverage preparation machine for delivering a modified beverage from the cartridge;
wherein the coded insert comprises a first member and a second member which is rotatably mounted to the first member, the first member having a rectangular window and the second member having a plurality of secondary codes which can be interchangeably viewed through the window by rotating the second member relative to the first member.

US Pat. No. 10,555,629

EATING UTENSIL SYSTEM

humangear, Inc., San Fra...

1. An eating utensil comprising:a fork head having a fork front surface and a fork back surface both partially defining a plurality of tines and
a concave fork bowl portion, an outer one of the tines and the concave fork bowl portion being further defined by
a chamfer and a curved side surface coupled to the chamfer, the chamfer coupling the fork front surface with the curved side surface, the curved side surface coupling the chamfer with the fork back surface, the chamfer is oblique in relation to the curved side surface and the coupling between the chamfer and the curved side surface defines of a curved splitting feature;
a spoon head having a spoon front surface, a spoon back surface, and a spoon side surface coupling the spoon front surface with the spoon back surface, the spoon front surface, the spoon back surface, and the spoon side surface partially defining a concave spoon bowl portion, the spoon bowl portion facing a same way as the concave fork bowl portion;
a handle that couples the spoon head to the fork head, the handle having a handle front surface, a handle back surface, and a handle side surface coupling the handle front surface to the handle back surface;
the fork front surface, the spoon front surface, and the handle front surface collectively defining a single front surface of the utensil;
the fork back surface, the spoon surface, and the handle back surface collectively defining a single back surface of the utensil; and
the fork side surface, the spoon side surface, and the handle side surface collectively defining a single side surface of the utensil.

US Pat. No. 10,555,624

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH TRACKLESS PUSHER MECHANISM

RTC Industries, Inc., Ro...

1. A merchandise display system comprising:a front rail that is mountable to a shelf;
at least one divider floor configured to engage the front rail and to receive product;
a divider wall extending upwardly from the divider floor;
a portion of the divider floor having a front lock; and
a pusher mechanism coupled to the divider floor and configured to slide in a same plane as a surface of the shelf and in a direction perpendicular to the front rail,
wherein a portion of the front lock is in front of the divider wall and is configured to be digitally accessible by a user's thumb or finger when product is on the divider floor,
wherein the front lock is shiftable between a first position and a second position,
wherein the front lock moves the divider floor out of engagement with the front rail when in the first position to permit slidable movement of the divider floor relative to the front rail,
wherein the front lock prevents slidable movement of the divider floor relative to the front rail when in the second position, and
wherein the front rail further defines a tongue extending upwardly from the front rail, and wherein the divider floor defines a groove for receiving the tongue when the divider floor is mounted to the front rail.

US Pat. No. 10,555,587

EXPANDABLE LUGGAGE

Travelers Club Luggage, I...

1. An expandable luggage container comprising:a first compartment;
a side cover formed on a lateral side of the first compartment, a first zipping mechanism formed around three sides of the side cover;
a second compartment coupled to the first compartment;
a top cover formed on a top side of the second compartment, a second zipping mechanism formed around three sides of the top cover; and
a retractable telescopic pull hand that is configured to be stored in a back pocket formed at a back side of the luggage container when the pull hand is completely retracted,
wherein:
a first opening of the first compartment and a second opening of the second compartment are directed to different directions;
the second compartment is collapsible by a third zipping mechanism formed between the first compartment and second compartment;
the luggage container is in a compact mode when the second compartment is collapsed and is in an expanded mode when the second compartment is expanded by unzipping of the third zipping mechanism;
the second compartment is configured to receive a small item sized to be placed in the collapsed second compartment when the top cover is open in the compact mode;
the back pocket has a fourth zipping mechanism; and
the pull hand is extended from the back pocket when the back pocket is open by the fourth zipping mechanism;
the second compartment comprises a passage formed on a back side of the second compartment;
the passage is concealed in the compact mode; and
the extended pull hand passes through the passage in the expanded mode.

US Pat. No. 10,555,548

OZONE GENERATOR METHODS FOR RETROFIT OF ENCLOSED AND AIR-CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS

Quail Systems, LLC, Adam...

1. A method of operating a conditioned airflow ozone generator in an enclosed airspace in a previously existing conditioned airflow to extend produce and other foods shelf-life after shipment, the method comprising:sterilizing an enclosed airspace lacking produce and other foods with a conditioned airflow ozone generator placed in a previously existing conditioned airflow within the enclosed airspace, where the enclosed airspace maintains from 4 to 8 ppm ozone for a time period from 10 to 20 minutes;
placing produce and other foods within the enclosed air space;
disinfecting the produce and other foods within the enclosed airspace with the conditioned airflow ozone generator placed in the previously existing conditioned airflow, where the enclosed airspace maintains from 2 to 3.9 ppm ozone for a time period from 15 minutes to 2 hours; and
managing the produce and other foods within the enclosed airspace with the conditioned airflow ozone generator during transport of the produce and other foods, where the enclosed airspace maintains from 0.5 to 1.5 ppm ozone for a time period after termination of the disinfecting.

US Pat. No. 10,555,542

METHODS OF SEPARATING FAT FROM NON-SOY PLANT MATERIALS AND COMPOSITIONS PRODUCED THEREFROM

Specialty Protein Produce...

1. A centrifugal fat separation method of processing a non-soy plant material to produce an insoluble fiber fraction, a reduced-fat plant extract and a fat-enriched fraction, comprising:a) milling the non-soy plant material to form a flour, wherein the flour has a particle size of 100 to 1000 mesh, wherein the non-soy plant material is milled using a hammer mill, roller mill or screw-type mill and wherein the non-soy plant material is substantially full fat and has a fat content of at least 30% by weight;
b) aqueously extracting the flour at a temperature between about 80° F. and 200° F. to produce a first extract, wherein the aqueous extraction is performed without promoting emulsification;
c) centrifugally separating the fat and protein in the first extract at a temperature between about 120° F. and 180° F. using a three phase separator to produce an insoluble fiber fraction, a fat-enriched fraction, and a reduced-fat plant extract, the reduced-fat plant extract having 15% or less fat by weight, and
wherein the protein to fat ratio of the reduced-fat plant extract is at least 3 to 1, and
wherein the non-soy plant material is selected from the group consisting of canola (rapeseed), castor bean, cottonseed, flaxseed, palm kernel, linseed, candlenut, sesame seed, peanut, peanut meal, coconut, corn, corn germ, sunflower, safflower, oats, rice bran, almond, hemp seed, mustard seed, wheat and wheat germ.

US Pat. No. 10,555,539

CUTTING DEVICE AND A CUTTING SYSTEM FOR CUTTING FOOD PRODUCTS

MAREL ICELAND EHF, Garda...

1. A cutting device for cutting a food product that is conveyed by a conveyor means, the cutting device comprising:a first cutting blade;
a moving mechanism attached to said first cutting blade for moving the first cutting blade sideways in either direction across the conveyor means; and
a control unit;wherein said first cutting blade is adapted to cut at least one incision in the product from one side of the product;wherein said control unit is adapted to control said first cutting blade and said moving mechanism based on image data of said food product, including utilizing said image data in instructing said moving mechanism to adjust the position of said first cutting blade across said conveyor means;wherein the cutting device further comprises a second cutting blade adapted to cut at least one incision in the product from a side opposite to the side of the first cutting blade, and where the control unit is further adapted to control the second cutting blade.

US Pat. No. 10,555,463

METHOD FOR MAINTAINING SOIL MOISTURE FOR A GARDEN VIA A SUMP PUMP

1. A method for maintaining soil moisture for a garden via a sump pump, said method comprising the steps of:installing an irrigation sump pump in a sump pit;
providing a water storage container;
connecting a first conduit to said irrigation sump pump and said water storage container, said first conduit promoting water transfer from said sump pit to said water storage container;
disposing at least one water distribution member at a predetermined area of a garden;
connecting a second conduit to said water storage container and said at least one water distribution member, said second conduit promoting water transfer from said water storage container to said at least one water distribution members;
controlling the water level in said sump pit;
controlling the high water level in said water storage container;
determining moisture level for at least one predetermined area of the garden; and
distributing water upon the at least one predetermined area of the garden when the moisture content is measured to be lower than a predetermined moisture parameter, whereby water in said sump pit is distributed upon the at least one predetermined area of the garden to increase soil moisture when a soil moisture parameter for the at least one predetermined area of the garden is determined to be below a predetermined low limit parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,555,454

PLANTER ROW UNIT FURROW DEPTH SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A row unit for a seeding machine, the row unit comprising:a frame;
a first gauge wheel arm pivotally coupled to the frame;
a first gauge wheel coupled to the first gauge wheel arm;
a second gauge wheel arm pivotally coupled to the frame;
a second gauge wheel coupled to the second gauge wheel arm; and
a depth sensor having a potentiometer coupled to the first gauge wheel arm.
US Pat. No. 10,555,903

NEBULIZABLE COMPOSITIONS OF TIOTROPIUM AND FORMOTEROL

GLENMARK SPECIALTY S.A., ...

1. A dual chamber container suitable for use with a nebulizer and prefilled with a nebulizable composition, comprising in one chamber a first solution of tiotropium or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and in a second chamber a second solution of formoterol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein the first and/or second solution further comprises from about 0.1 to about 1 mg/mL of edetate disodium.
US Pat. No. 10,556,936

IMMUNOGENIC PROTEINS AND FRAGMENTS THEREOF FROM ALLERGENIC MITES

LA JOLLA INSTITUTE FOR AL...

1. A method of treating allergy in a patient, where signs and/or symptoms of said allergy are elicited in the patient by exposure to house dust mites or storage mites and/or exposure to at least one protein allergen present in house dust mites or storage mites, the method comprising administering, to the patient, a therapeutically effective amount of a polypeptide consisting of(a) an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 41 or 42, or
(b) an amino acid sequence consisting of at least or exactly 12 contiguous amino acid residues from the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 41 or 42.
US Pat. No. 10,555,913

CLADRIBINE REGIMEN FOR TREATING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

MERCK SERONO SA, Coinsin...

1. A method of treating patients suffering from multiple sclerosis and who are refractory to at least one conventional therapy for multiple sclerosis comprising administering IFN-? in combination with cladribine, wherein cladribine is orally administered following the sequential steps below:(i) An induction period wherein cladribine is administered and wherein the total dose of cladribine reached at the end of the induction period is from about 1.7 mg/kg to about 3.5 mg/kg;
(ii) A cladribine-free period wherein no cladribine is administered;
(iii) A maintenance period wherein cladribine is administered and wherein the total dose of cladribine administered during the maintenance period is lower than or equal to the total dose of cladribine reached at the end of the induction period (i); and
(iv) A cladribine-free period wherein no cladribine is administered.
US Pat. No. 10,556,941

POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF FOR REDUCING CD95-MEDIATED CELL MOTILITY

1. A nucleic acid sequence encoding for a fusion protein comprising a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence having at least 96, 97, 98, 99, or 100% identity with an amino acid sequence ranging from an amino acid residue at position 175 to an amino acid residue at position 209 or 210 as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein said polypeptide is fused to a heterologous cell-penetrating polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,556,952

HEAVY CHAIN CONSTANT REGIONS WITH REDUCED BINDING TO FC GAMMA RECEPTORS

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. An immunoglobulin heavy chain comprising a constant region, wherein amino acid positions 233-236 of a hinge domain are G, G, G and unoccupied; G, G, unoccupied, and unoccupied; G, unoccupied, unoccupied, and unoccupied; or all unoccupied, with amino acid positions numbered by EU numbering.
US Pat. No. 10,556,953

AGENT CAPABLE OF DEPLETING CD8 T CELLS FOR THE TREATMENT OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION OR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

1. A method for treating myocardial infarction (MI) or acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a subject in need thereof comprising the step of administering to said subject within 14 days of the infarction a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-CD8 antibody capable of depleting CD8 T cells.
US Pat. No. 10,555,932

METHOD OF RESTORING ANALGESIC EFFICACY OF ALPHA2-ADRENOCEPTOR AGONISTS IN NEUROPATHIC PAIN TREATMENT

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A method of relieving chronic neuropathic pain of a subject, the method comprising:administering 0.1 to 200 ?g/kg of an alpha 2 (?2)-adrenoceptor agonist to the subject in need thereof; and
administering an effective amount of an inhibitor selected from an inhibitor of a regulator of a G-protein signaling (RGS), an endocytosis inhibitor, or a combination thereof to the subject in need thereof,
wherein an effective amount of the inhibitor causes the administered alpha 2 (?2)-adrenoceptor agonist to relieve the chronic neuropathic pain,
wherein the subject is a mammal, and
wherein the endocytosis inhibitor is dynasore or chloroquine.
US Pat. No. 10,557,216

AUTOMATED INSTRUMENTATION FOR PRODUCTION OF T-CELL RECEPTOR PEPTIDE LIBRARIES

Inscripta, Inc., Boulder...

1. An automated method of creating a cell library expressing putative TCR binding antigens using instrumentation, the method comprising:providing a population of cells;
processing the population of cells using an instrument for multiplexed nuclease-directed genome editing using introduced nucleic acids and a nucleic acid-directed nuclease to create cells comprising nucleic acids that encode putative TCR binding antigens configured to be displayed on a surface of the cells;
incubating the processed cells to facilitate nucleic acid editing in the cells, wherein the editing provides nucleic acids that encode the putative TCR binding antigens in the cells; and
allowing the cells to express and display the putative TCR binding antigens on the surface of the cells.
US Pat. No. 10,557,217

FIBERS WITH MODIFIED CROSS SECTIONAL PROFILE

THE EUCLID CHEMICAL COMPA...

1. A method for making a fiber reinforcement with variations in transverse cross section, comprising:forming a fiber having a surface, a core, and a first transverse cross section, said fiber comprising axially aligned polymeric material having a melting point temperature, said polymeric material comprising one or more of polyethylene, polypropylene, nylon, polyester, and polyvinylidene difluoride;
exposing said fiber to a heat treatment temperature between 800° C. and 3,000° C. for between 0.015 seconds and 0.5 seconds, such that at least a portion of the polymeric material at or near the surface of said fiber is at or above the melting point temperature and the polymeric material at or near the core is below the melting point temperature, wherein said polymeric material above the melting point temperature becomes unaligned, forming at least one fiber area having a second transverse cross section greater than said first transverse cross section and at least one fiber area having a third transverse cross section less than said first transverse cross section; and
cooling said fiber to a temperature below the melting point temperature.
US Pat. No. 10,555,967

COMPOSITIONS PREPARED FROM POULTRY AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

INTERNATIONAL DEHYDRATED ...

1. A composition prepared from poultry parts, said composition comprising an enhanced quantity of chondroitin sulfate and having certain ratio between amino acids proline and histidine derived from said poultry parts, wherein the amount of chondroitin sulfate derived from said poultry parts is at least 6% by weight of total dry solids of the composition, and wherein said certain ratio between proline and histidine derived from said poultry parts is at least 4:1 by weight, said composition being in solid or liquid form, wherein at least 50% of proteins in said composition have a molecular weight of between 15 kD and 70 kD.
US Pat. No. 10,555,467

POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND KITS ASSOCIATED WITH SOYBEAN IRON DEFICIENCY TOLERANCE AND METHODS OF DETECTION AND BREEDING

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A method of detecting a first soybean plant or soybean germplasm with improved iron deficiency tolerance, the method comprising the steps of:(a) isolating nucleic acids from a population of soybean plants or soybean germplasm;
(b) detecting in the nucleic acids at least one favorable allele of one or more marker locus within a chromosomal interval flanked by and including Gm05:8808821-Gm05:9098413, wherein the one or more marker loci are selected from the group consisting of S29731 allele G, Gm05:9031274 allele G, Gm05:9032977 allele A, Gm05:9009488 allele G, Gm05:8897027 allele C, Gm05:8826919 allele T, Gm05:8912496 allele G, Gm05:8915863 allele C, Gm05:9011110 allele T, Gm05:9081402 allele G, Gm05:8912289 allele G, Gm05:8994830 allele C, Gm05:9098413 allele A, and Gm05:8808821 allele T; and
(c) selecting a first soybean plant based on the presence of the at least one favorable allele of the one or more marker locus;
(d) crossing the soybean plant selected in step (c) with a second plant not having said favorable allele of the one or more marker locus;
(e) collecting seeds from said cross; and
(f) growing a progeny soybean plant from said seed which comprises said favorable allele of the one or more marker locus, thereby producing a soybean plant with improved iron deficiency tolerance compared to a soybean plant not comprising said one or more markers in said chromosomal interval.
US Pat. No. 10,555,472

INBRED CORN LINE IV7

Limagrain Europe S.A., S...

1. A seed of inbred corn line designated IV7, wherein a representative sample of seed of said line was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA 126032.
US Pat. No. 10,555,473

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV579327

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV579327, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV579327 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125244.
US Pat. No. 10,555,475

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV690087

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV690087, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV690087 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125238.
US Pat. No. 10,555,477

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PTAY19

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PTAY19, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-126221.
US Pat. No. 10,555,990

MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH) ...

1. A polypeptide consisting of an amino acid sequence as set forth in any one of SEQ ID NO:5, SEQ ID NO:6, or SEQ ID NO:7, wherein said polypeptide is PEGylated.
US Pat. No. 10,555,999

INFLUENZA VACCINE

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. A method for immunizing a human against influenza virus infection, the method comprising:selecting a human who was previously vaccinated with a monovalent first vaccine composition comprising a low amount of an influenza virus haemagglutanin (HA) antigen from an influenza virus of subtype H2, H5, H6, H7 or H9, in combination with an adjuvant, wherein the low HA antigen amount does not exceed 15 ?g of HA antigen per dose, and wherein said adjuvant is an oil-in-water emulsion comprising squalene and an emulsifying agent; and
administering to the selected human a monovalent second vaccine composition comprising a low amount of an influenza virus HA antigen from a variant of the same influenza virus subtype, in combination with an adjuvant, wherein the low HA antigen amount does not exceed 15 ?g of HA antigen per dose, wherein said adjuvant is an oil-in-water emulsion comprising squalene and an emulsifying agent; and wherein the variant comprises an antigenically distinct HA.
US Pat. No. 10,556,000

THERMOSTABLE SPRAY DRIED ROTAVIRUS VACCINE FORMULATION AND PROCESS THEREOF

MSD WELLCOME TRUST HILLEM...

1. A thermostable spray dried rotavirus vaccine formulation comprising:at least one rotavirus serotype
a sugar, a buffering agent, a structural stabilizer, a salt, a bulking agent, and an activating agent,
wherein
the sugar is trehalose or sucrose or a combination thereof at 1-15% (w/v);
the buffering agent is HEPES or histidine or a combination thereof at 10-100 mM;
the structural stabilizer is Ca2+ at 0.1-5 mM;
the salt is sodium chloride at 0.88% (w/v);
the bulking agent is maltodextrin at 0.5-10% (w/v); and
the activating agent is glutamic acid at 0.131% (w/v);and wherein the spray dried formulation exhibits potency losses of less than Log 10=[0.5] when stored at 37° C. for 4 weeks.
US Pat. No. 10,557,030

PLASTICIZED PVC ADMIXTURES WITH SURFACE MODIFYING MACROMOLECULES AND ARTICLES MADE THEREFROM

Evonik Canada Inc., Burl...

1. A blended composition comprising from 50% to 99.9% (w/w) of a polyvinyl chloride base polymer, from 10% to 50% (w/w) of a plasticizer that is di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), and from 0.01% to 20% (w/w) of a surface modifying macromolecule (SMM) described by the formula:FT-[B-A]n-B-FT,
where
(i) A comprises poly(diethylene glycol)adipate, (neopentyl glycol-ortho phthalic anhydride) polyester, (diethylene glycol-ortho phthalic anhydride) polyester, (1,6-hexanediol-ortho phthalic anhydride) polyester, polypropylene oxide, polyethylene oxide, or polytetramethylene oxide;
(ii) B comprises a urethane;
(iii) FT is a polyfluoroorgano group, and
(iv) n is an integer from 1 to 10.
US Pat. No. 10,556,007

ANTIBODY WHICH BINDS LRG1 AND METHODS OF USE

UCL Business LTD, London...

1. An antibody or fragment thereof that specifically binds to human Lrg1 and which comprises CDRs of SEQ ID NOs: 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26.
US Pat. No. 10,556,008

METHODS OF TREATMENT OF KELOID USING AN ANTI-VEGF AGENT

1. A method for treating keloid recurrence, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of (1) an anti-VEGF antibody, (2) an anti-inflammatory steroid, and (3) a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to a site where a keloid has been removed from a subject, wherein the anti-inflammatory steroid is alclometasone, diflorasone, fluocinonide, or prednicarbate, and the NSAID is diclofenac.
US Pat. No. 10,555,507

NON-HUMAN ANIMALS HAVING HUMANIZED FC-GAMMA RECEPTORS

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. A mouse whose genome comprises an Fc?RI gene at an endogenous Fc?RI locus, wherein the Fc?RI gene encodes a functional Fc?RI protein comprising an extracellular portion of a human Fc?RI ? chain and an intracellular portion of a mouse Fc?RI ? chain, wherein the mouse expresses the functional Fc?RI protein encoded by the Fc?RI gene.
US Pat. No. 10,555,519

NON-TOXIC LARVICIDE

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

1. A larvicidal capsule comprising an essential oil encapsulated in a non-viable yeast cell and wherein the larvicidal capsule is coated with a soluble silica coating.
US Pat. No. 10,557,063

DOUBLE-SIDED BLACK ADHESIVE TAPE

Dexerials Corporation, T...

1. A double-sided black adhesive tape having a hollow particle-containing adhesive agent layer, wherein a surface of the hollow particle is coated with a layer of black pigment by being subjected to a black pigment adhesion treatment, the hollow particle-containing adhesive agent layer contains a black pigment-including resin particle including a black pigment having a particle volume average particle diameter of 1 to 20 ?m, and a content of the black pigment having a particle volume average particle diameter of 1 to 20 ?m is from 0.25 to 1.0% by mass to the black pigment-including resin particle,wherein the hollow particle-containing adhesive agent layer is a layer obtained by forming a layer from a hollow particle-containing adhesive agent composition containing a photocurable type acrylic adhesive agent composition containing (a) a monofunctional (meth)acrylate, (b) (meth)acrylic acid, (c) an acrylic crosslinking agent and (d) a photo-radical polymerization initiator, and a hollow particle a surface of which is subjected to a black pigment adhesion treatment, and photopolymerizing the layer;
wherein on one side or both sides of the hollow particle-containing adhesive agent layer is provided a hollow particle-free adhesive agent layer obtained by forming a layer from a photocurable type hollow particle-free adhesive agent composition containing a photocurable type acrylic adhesive agent composition containing (aa) a monofunctional (meth)acrylate, (bb) (meth)acrylic acid, (cc) an acrylic crosslinking agent and (dd) a photo-radical polymerization initiator, and photopolymerizing the layer;
wherein (c) the acrylic crosslinking agent and (cc) the acrylic crosslinking agent are respectively at least one selected from the group consisting of neopentyl glycol di(meth)acrylate, hydroxypivalic acid neopentyl glycol di(meth)acrylate, polypropylene glycol di(meth)acrylate, nonanediol di(meth)acrylate, 1,4-butanediol di(meth)acrylate, polyethylene glycol di(meth)acrylate and EO-modified polypropylene glycol di(meth)acrylate;
wherein (c) the acrylic crosslinking agent is different from (cc) the acrylic crosslinking agent;
wherein the monofunctional (meth)acrylate (a) is at least one selected from the group consisting of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, isooctyl acrylate, isostearyl acrylate and ethyl carbitol acrylate;
wherein the monofunctional (meth)acrylate (aa) is at least one selected from the group consisting of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, isooctyl acrylate, isostearyl acrylate and ethyl carbitol acrylate;
wherein the hollow particle-containing adhesive agent composition further contains ethyl carbitol acrylate as a flexibility imparting agent; and
wherein the photocurable type hollow particle-free adhesive agent composition further contains isostearyl acrylate as a flexibility imparting agent.
US Pat. No. 10,556,298

WELDED JOINT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WELDED JOINT

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A method of manufacturing a welded joint, comprising the steps of:preparing a base material having a chemical composition of, in mass %:
C: 0.005 to 0.1%;
Si: up to 1.2%;
Mn: 2.5 to 6.5%;
Ni: 8 to 15%;
Cr: 19 to 25%;
Mo: 0.01 to 4.5%;
V: 0.01 to 0.5%;
Nb: 0.01 to 0.5%;
Al: less than 0.05%;
N: 0.15 to 0.45%;
O: up to 0.02%;
P: up to 0.05%; and
S: up to 0.04%, and
a balance being iron and impurities,
preparing a welding material having a chemical composition consisting of, in mass %:
C: 0.005 to 0.1%;
Si: up to 0.7%;
Mn: 0.5 to 3%;
Ni: 8 to 23%;
Cr: 17 to 25%;
Mo: 0.01 to 4%;
V: 0 to 0.5%;
Nb: 0 to 0.5%;
Al: less than 0.05%;
N: less than 0.15%;
O: up to 0.02%;
P: up to 0.03%; and
s: up to 0.02%, and
a balance being iron and impurities, and
welding the base material using the welding material,
wherein the chemical composition of the base material satisfies Equation (1), and the chemical composition of the welding material satisfies Equations (1) and (2),
Ni+0.65Cr+0.98Mo+1.05Mn+0.35Si+12.6C?29  (1), and
0.31C+0.048Si?0.02Mn?0.056Cr+0.007Ni?0.013Mo??1.0  (2),
where the contents of elements (in mass %) are substituted for the symbols of these elements in Equations (1) and (2).
US Pat. No. 10,557,135

SEQUENCE TAGS

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A mixture comprising a plurality of oligonucleotides, each of said plurality of oligonucleotides comprising a degenerated sequence segment, wherein said plurality of oligonucleotides:a. comprises at least 105 individual molecules;
b. does not comprise a representative with a homopolymer stretch longer than 3 nucleotide residues in the degenerated sequence segment,wherein said degenerated sequence segment comprises one subsegment or more than one identical subsegments, wherein the subsegment has a sequence X1-X2-X3-X4, wherein X1 is a degenerated base region comprising a first set of three different bases or base analogs, X2 is a degenerated base region comprising a second set of three different bases or base analogs, X3 is a degenerated base region comprising a third set of three different bases or base analogs, and X4 is a degenerated base region comprising a fourth set of three different bases or base analogs, wherein said first, second, third and fourth sets are different from each other.
US Pat. No. 10,557,139

ANGIOPOIETIN-LIKE 3 (ANGPTL3) IRNA COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) agent for inhibiting expression of Angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3), comprising a sense strand and an antisense strand,wherein the antisense strand comprises at least 17 contiguous nucleotides which differ by no more than three nucleotides from the nucleotide sequence of 5?-AAAGACUGAUCAAAUAUGUUGAG-3? (nucleotides 274-296 of SEQ ID NO:1),
wherein each strand is independently 17-25 nucleotides in length,
wherein all of the nucleotides of the sense strand and all of the nucleotides of the antisense strand are modified nucleotides,
wherein at least one of the modified nucleotides is selected from the group consisting of a 2?-O-methyl modified nucleotide, a 2?-fluoro modified nucleotide, a nucleotide comprising a 5?-phosphorothioate group, and a 2?-amino modified nucleotide, and
wherein a ligand comprising an N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) derivative is conjugated to at least one strand of the dsRNA agent.
US Pat. No. 10,557,144

EXPRESSION OF THERMOSTABLE STARCH SYNTHASE GENES IMPROVES THE YIELD IN HEAT STRESS

Kansas State University R...

1. A genetically-modified plant having increased tolerance to heat stress as compared to a control plant, wherein said genetically-modified plant comprises a heterologous exogenous nucleic acid encoding soluble starch synthase from grape or cottonwood, wherein said soluble starch synthase from grape or cottonwood is expressed in said genetically-modified plant, said exogenous nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:3 or 5, or a nucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4 or 6.
US Pat. No. 10,557,152

YEAST HOST CELLS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING FATTY ALCOHOLS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A genetically modified yeast cell comprising the following modifications: (a) an increased expression of Mus musculus fatty acid reductase (FAR) (MmFAR1); (b) an increased expression of acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC1); (c) an increased expression of fatty acid synthase 1 (FAS1);(d) an increased expression of fatty acid synthase 2 (FAS2); (e) a reduced expression of or deleted for diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase (DGA1); (f) a reduced expression of or deleted for homolog of fatty acid aldehyde (HFD1); (g) a reduced expression of or deleted for alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH6); (h) an increased expression of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae ACC1 comprising the mutations S659A and S1157A; (i) a reduced expression of or deleted for glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH1); and (j) an increased expression of a delta(9) fatty acid desaturase encoded by OLE1; wherein the genetically modified yeast cell is capable of producing at least 1.0 g of fatty alcohol per liter of medium.
US Pat. No. 10,556,133

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR STRENGTHENING HAIR FIBER

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A hair fiber strengthening composition which comprises an aqueous vehicle and a hair strengthening agent which is at least one metal compound of the general formula:Me+(X?)n wherein Me+ is the cation of a metal having a valence equal to subscript n, subscript n is 2 or 3 and each X? independently is an anion of (i) an oxidized carbohydrate of the formula:?O—C(O)—Rwherein R is the residue of the same or different carbohydrate, or an anion (ii) derived from the same or different inorganic or organic acid, provided, there is at least one anion (i), wherein the mole ratio of ?O—C(O)—R anions to Me cations is from above about 1.0 to about 2.0, and wherein the composition having a pH of from about 6 to about 11.
US Pat. No. 10,555,895

AQUEOUS EXTRACT OF PRUNUS PERSICA AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

ISP Investments LLC, Wil...

1. A process for obtaining an extract from Prunus persica L. comprising:(i) adding water to Prunus persica L. to make a mixture;
(ii) agitating said mixture for 2 hours and maintaining the temperature of the mixture from 25° C. to 70° C.;
(iii) filtering the mixture to remove solid Prunus persica L. am thus obtain the extract;
(iv) pasteurizing the extract overnight at a temperature below 70° C., wherein said extract of step (iv) is further clarified by sequential filtration from about 50 pm to about 20 pm porosity until about 0.5 pm to about 0.2 pm to yield the extract from Prunus persica, and wherein said Prunus persica extract of step (iv) is then diluted in a solvent selected from the group consisting of water, glycerol, ethanol, propanediol, butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, ethoxylated or propoxylated glycols, cyclic polyols and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,927

CONOTOXIN PEPTIDE ?-CPTX-BTL03, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND USES THEREOF

BGI SHENZHEN, (CN)

1. A conotoxin peptide ?-CPTx-btl03, the conotoxin peptide ?-CPTx-btl03 being derived from a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 by substitution of one or more amino acids in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 of the polypeptide and having the function of the polypeptide,wherein the substitution of one or more amino acids is selected from the group consisting of: (i) substitution of the arginine at position 1 with lysine; (ii) substitution of the asparagine at position 3 with glutamine; (iii) substitution of the threonine at position 7 with serine; (iv) substitution of the leucine at position 9 or 29 with isoleucine or valine; (v) substitution of the glutamine at position 13 or 19 with asparagine; (vi) substitution of the valine at position 15 or 22 with leucine or isoleucine; (vii) substitution of the isoleucine at position 20 with leucine or valine; and (viii) substitution of the lysine at position 27 with arginine, and
wherein the amino acid sequence of the polypeptide contains three pairs of disulfide bonds.
US Pat. No. 10,556,928

STABILIZED PEPTOID-PEPTIDE HYBRIDS AND USES THEREOF

H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CEN...

1. A method of positional library scanning for identification of a peptoid or a peptoid-peptide hybrid having a desired biological activity, the method comprising:a. producing a library of the peptoids having a core peptoid structure or the peptoid-peptide hybrids having a core peptoid-peptide structure, wherein the library consists of compounds having various combinations of possible side chains on a number of possible substitution positions on the core peptoid or the core peptoid-peptide hybrid,
wherein each peptoid comprises a plurality of N-substituted glycines, wherein at least two of the N-substituted glycines are linked to each other by an intramolecular cross-link between the N-substitutions, and wherein the length and geometry of the cross-link pre-organizes the peptoid into a desired conformation, and
wherein each peptoid-peptide hybrid comprises a plurality of amino acids and a plurality of N-substituted glycines, wherein at least two residues from the plurality of amino acids and the plurality of N-substituted glycines are linked to each other by an intramolecular cross-link, and wherein the length and geometry of the intramolecular cross-link provides stability to the peptoid-peptide hybrid,
b. producing a positional scanning library comprising an array of spots containing the peptoids or the peptoid-peptide hybrids,
c. conducting an assay for the desired biological activity to identify one or more spots on the positional scanning library that display the desired biological activity, and
d. further testing the compounds present in the spots that display the desired biological activity to identify the compounds having the desired biological activity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,927

DOWNLINK QUALITY IMPROVEMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus that operates a small cell, the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to
cut a number of beams used for downlink transmission on resources;
concentrate a transmission power on the resources so as to improve a downlink quality of a unit frequency band used in the small cell; and
report information for computing an improved downlink quality, the information being reported to a terminal that connects to the small cell, and the information indicating a difference between an antenna gain of a reference signal and a maximum antenna gain.

US Pat. No. 10,560,911

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING CARRIER AGGREGATION AND DUAL CONNECTIVITY

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

5. A network comprising a first base station (BS) and a second BS, comprising:at least one storage device; and
at least one processing circuit, coupled to the at least one storage device, wherein the at least one storage device stores, and the at least one processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
the first BS connecting to a communication device via a first cell of the first BS with a signaling radio bearer (SRB);
the second BS as a secondary node (SN)connecting to the communication device via a second cell while the first BS as a master node (MN)connecting to the communication device;
the second BS transmitting a SN Modification Required message to the first BS, wherein the SN Modification Required message comprises a secondary cell (SCell) configuration adding a SCell and comprises a random access (RA) channel (RACH) configuration, and the RACH configuration configures at least one RACH resource and an association configuration associating the at least one RACH resource to a synchronization signal block (SSB) or a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) transmitted on the SCell;
the first BS transmitting a RRC message comprising the SCell configuration and the RACH configuration on the SRB via the first cell to the communication device;
the first BS receiving a RRC response message responding to the RRC message from the communication device on the SRB via the first cell or a second cell of the first BS;
the second BS receiving a RA preamble from the communication device on the SCell according to the at least one RACH resource;
the second BS transmitting a RA response (RAR) to the communication device on the second cell or the SCell in response to the RA preamble; and
the second BS communicating with the communication device on the SCell according to the SCell configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,884

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELECTING SIM CARD

Pismo Labs Technology Lim...

1. A method for selecting at least two SIM cards at a wireless communication device, wherein the wireless communication device is configured to house a plurality of SIM cards, the method comprising:using the at least two SIM cards simultaneously to establish a plurality of connections;
determining whether a switching condition is satisfied; and
when the switching condition is satisfied:
(a) selecting a substitute SIM card from the plurality of SIM cards based on at least one factor;
(b) disconnecting a corresponding connection established by one of the at least two SIM cards, wherein the corresponding connection is in the plurality of connections;
(c) determining whether the substitute SIM card is capable of transmitting and receiving data;
(d) using the substitute SIM card to establish a substitute connection after the substitute SIM card is determined to be capable of transmitting and receiving data;
(e) repeating steps (a) to (d) until (i) the switching condition is no longer satisfied or (ii) no SIM card is selected based on the at least one factor;
wherein the plurality of SIM cards is classified into a plurality of groups according to the at least one factor; and
wherein the at least two SIM cards are from two different groups in the plurality of groups.

US Pat. No. 10,560,851

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK BEAM MANAGEMENT IN NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for beam management in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), a downlink message comprising configuration information that includes a direction of transmit (Tx) beam and a pattern of a beam sweeping of a set of Tx beams for sounding reference signals (SRSs); and
at least one processor configured to determine information comprising the direction of the Tx beam and the pattern of the beam sweeping of the set of Tx beams for the SRSs,
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the BS, an uplink message including a number of the SRSs for the beam management with the set of Tx beams in accordance with the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,849

CELL CLUSTERING BASED CONFIGURATION OF FLEXIBLE TIME DIVISION DUPLEX COMMUNICATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory, and
a processor configured to define, for a subject cell of a cellular communication system, an uplink-downlink configuration for time division duplex (TDD) communication out of a set of predefined uplink-downlink configurations with flexible subframe patterns for flexible TDD communication, wherein
the processor defines the uplink-downlink configuration based on a first desired uplink-downlink configuration in the subject cell, and a second desired uplink-downlink configuration in a neighboring cell of the cellular communication system, the neighboring cell and the subject cell belonging to a same cell cluster of the cellular communication system, and
to define the uplink-downlink configuration, the processor is configured to:
calculate a characteristic value based on parameter values of the first desired uplink-downlink configuration and the second desired uplink-downlink configuration; and
select, from the set of predefined uplink-downlink configurations, a particular uplink-downlink configuration that has a parameter value closest to the calculated characteristic value, as the uplink-downlink configuration for the subject cell.

US Pat. No. 10,560,834

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIAL PEAK SIGNALING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a first device to a second device, a signaling message including signature information identifying the first device, the signaling message transmitted by energizing a first subcarrier in a first time slot and energizing a second subcarrier in a second time slot, the signature information encoded based on a frequency difference between the first subcarrier and the second subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,828

OPTIMIZED SHORT MESSAGE TRANSPORT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), from a network, an indication indicating that the network supports optimized short message transport, wherein optimized short message transport comprises transmitting data in short messages using a registration procedure; and
transmitting, from the UE, a request message to register with the network, wherein the request message indicates that the request message is for cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) data transmission, and the request message includes a data message container.

US Pat. No. 10,560,827

METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A BROADCAST SIGNAL COMPRISING A PILOT SIGNAL AND AN INFORMATION SIGNAL

SIGFOX, Labege (FR)

1. A method for transmitting a broadcast signal, using an access network, to a plurality of terminals of a bidirectional wireless communication system, comprising steps of:forming an information signal SI1 from broadcast information destined for said plurality of terminals;
forming a pilot signal SP;
transmitting a broadcast signal comprising the information signal SI1 and the pilot signal SP, the information signal SI1 and the pilot signal SP are transmitted on different respective center frequencies having a predetermined frequency gap ?F1;
transmitting another information signal SI2 on a center frequency having a predetermined frequency gap ?F2 with respect to the center frequency of the pilot signal SP, the predetermined frequency gap ?F2 being different from the predetermined frequency gap ?F1; and
wherein the respective center frequencies of the pilot signal SP and of each information signal vary over time, each frequency gap between the center frequency of the pilot signal SP and the center frequency of said each information signal is constant over time.

US Pat. No. 10,560,825

DIGITAL INTERCOM SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE MASTER STATIONS

David Clark Company Incor...

1. A digital intercom system comprising:a first master station having hardware and software configured to allow duplex communication between a first plurality of communication devices, the software further configured to run a plurality of first settings for directing communication between the first plurality of communication devices; and
a second master station having hardware and software configured to allow duplex communication between a second plurality of communication devices, the software further configured to run a plurality of second settings for directing communication between the second plurality of communication devices,
wherein:
the first master station and the second master station are configured to allow duplex communication between the first plurality of communication devices and the second plurality of communication devices;
the first and second settings include a plurality of inter-master channels defining parameters for communication between the first plurality of communication devices and the second plurality of communication devices;
the first master station is configured to modify the first settings based on input entered into a first browser based program run on a first input/output (I/O) device by a user; and
the second master station is configured to modify the second settings based on input entered into a second browser based program run on a second I/O device by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,806

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCURATE LOCATION OF WIRELESS TERMINALS USING MOBILE INTERROGATION DEVICE

Verint Systems Ltd., Her...

1. A method, comprising:moving an interrogation device through multiple geographical positions;
at each geographical position of the interrogation device, soliciting a wireless communication terminal of a wireless communication network to establish temporary communication with the interrogation device, and estimating, using the temporary communication, a distance value that is indicative of a distance between the wireless communication terminal and the interrogation device and a velocity of the interrogation device; and
calculating a geographical location of the wireless communication terminal based on multiple estimated distance values and interrogation device velocities corresponding to the respective multiple geographical positions of the interrogation device, wherein solicitating the wireless communication terminal comprises the interrogation device imitating a base station having a higher priority than base stations of a plurality of base stations of the wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,802

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE IN GEOLOCATION TRACKING

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A computer-implemented method for use in tracking and/or identifying a region in which a point location is included, the method comprising:accessing, by a computing device, multiple boundary definitions in a database associated with the computing device, each of the multiple boundary definitions associated with one of multiple regions;
for each of the regions associated with the accessed boundary definitions:
determining, by the computing device, a centroid of the region based on the one of the multiple boundary definitions associated with the region, the centroid having a latitude and a longitude;
truncating, by the computing device, the centroid, whereby the truncated centroid includes one of the latitude and the longitude; and
storing, by the computing device, the truncated centroid as a partition key for the region in the database of the computing device;
accessing, by the computing device, a data record, wherein the data record includes a point location of a first party associated with the data record, the point location having a latitude and a longitude;
truncating, by the computing device, the point location, whereby the truncated point location includes one of the latitude and the longitude;
identifying, by the computing device, at least one of the multiple regions, when the truncated point location is sufficiently consistent with the partition key of the at least one of the multiple regions;
determining which one of the identified at least one of the multiple regions includes the point location of the first party; and
assigning the determined one of the at least one of the multiple regions as a recognized region to the data record and/or the first party.

US Pat. No. 10,560,791

HYBRID ELECTRICALLY- AND MECHANICALLY-STIMULATING COCHLEAR IMPLANT

COCHLEAR LIMITED, Macqua...

1. An intra-cochlea electrode array comprising:an elongate carrier;
a plurality of electrodes exposed on a surface of the elongate carrier, wherein the plurality of electrodes are configured to deliver an electrical stimulation to a cochlea of a recipient; and
a magnetic induction assembly disposed within an intra-cochlear region of the elongate carrier, wherein the magnetic induction assembly is configured to deliver a mechanical stimulation to the cochlea of the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,560,785

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Onkyo Corporation, Osaka...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate having a switch on a first side of the substrate and a microphone on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side;
a first elastic body which is positioned on the first side of the substrate; and
a second elastic body which is positioned on the second side of the substrate and is harder than the first elastic body,
wherein the first elastic body and the second elastic body sandwich and hold the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,560,778

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A LOUDSPEAKER WITH A DIAPHRAGM

COLERIDGE DESIGN ASSOCIAT...

1. A loudspeaker, comprising:a diaphragm wherein the diaphragm has a fixed portion and a movable portion and wherein the fixed portion is attached to the movable portion by a plurality of leaf springs disposed between the fixed portion and the movable portion of the diaphragm;
a coil disposed over the diaphragm in the movable portion; and
a magnet assembly operatively disposed relative to the coil, wherein upon flow of current through the coil, the movable portion of the diaphragm moves relative to the fixed portion,
wherein the leaf spring has a first end portion, a second end portion and a body portion, the first end portion connected to the movable portion about an outer periphery of the movable portion and the second end portion connected to the fixed portion about an inner periphery of the fixed portion;
wherein a gap between the body portion of the leaf spring and the fixed portion define a portion of a first slot and a gap between the body portion of the leaf spring and the movable portion define a portion of a second slot, wherein, the first slot extends to an adjacent leaf spring to define a gap between the body portion of the adjacent leaf spring and the movable portion, and wherein, the second slot extends to another adjacent leaf spring to define a gap between the body portion of the another adjacent leaf spring and the fixed portion, and wherein the first slot and the second slot is filled with a material to substantially maintain a pressure differential between a top portion of the diaphragm and the bottom portion of the diaphragm created by the movement of the movable portion of the diaphragm; and
wherein the magnet assembly includes a top magnet assembly and a bottom magnet assembly and the diaphragm disposed between the top magnet assembly and the bottom magnet assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,560,769

STRAP ARM OF HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED AUDIO PORT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD), comprising:a front rigid body; and
an arm partially securing the front rigid body to a user's head, the arm including:
a body portion having an aperture, the body portion further defining an audio passage communicating with the aperture to transmit sound from the aperture and an audio port to output the sound transmitted through the audio passage, the audio passage being defined along the body portion between the aperture and the audio port; and
a back volume unit attached to the body portion and configured to transmit the sound through the aperture, the back volume unit including an enclosure portion defining a back volume for a speaker, the enclosure portion positioned within the front rigid body.

US Pat. No. 10,560,754

DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD TO GENERATE A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT IN A VEHICLE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A system, comprising:a vehicle that includes one or more circuits configured to:
receive route information of said vehicle,
wherein said route information includes a current travel route of said vehicle;
determine a similarity between said current travel route of said vehicle and a travel route associated with a plurality of videos,
wherein said plurality of videos are captured by at least one camera installed in at least one other vehicle;
generate a set of candidate videos based on said similarity; and
control display of a list of candidate videos selected from said set of candidate videos, wherein
said current travel route of said vehicle is different from said travel route associated with said plurality of videos, and
one candidate video, from said list of candidate videos selected by a user, is displayed on at least one display medium.

US Pat. No. 10,560,746

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING AND PROVIDING PROGRAM GUIDES AND CONTENT

Pluto Inc., West Hollywo...

1. A computer system comprising:a network interface;
one or more processing devices;
non-transitory machine readable media that stores executable instructions, which, when executed by the one or more processing devices, are configured to cause the one or more processing devices to:
identify a first video item to be included in a first program, wherein the first video item is allocated a first span of time within the first program;
generate an electronic program guide including channels and channel programs, including at least the first program scheduled to begin at a first time and end at a second time, and a second program following the first program, the second program scheduled to begin at a third time and end at a fourth time;
determine a current length of the first video item;
determine whether the first video item has a time length different than the first span of time;
at least partly in response to a determination that the first video item has a time length different than the first span of time:
cause, at least in part, the second program to be streamed via the network interface to a first user terminal, beginning at an adjusted time, the adjusted time different than the third time, the adjusted time based at least in part on the calculated time difference between the current length of the first video item and the first span of time;
cause, at least in part, the second program to begin playing at the scheduled third time on a second user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,732

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE DELIVERY AND STORAGE OF HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO-VISUAL CONTENT

Setos Family Trust, Paci...

1. A method for the enhanced progressive download of high definition audio-visual content to an appliance of a subscriber, wherein the content is part of a master list associated with the subscriber, the method comprising the steps of:inquiring what a download speed DRb/s of the subscriber is, and an amount of local storage LS in the appliance of the subscriber;
calculating a wait time WTs, corresponding to a time that the content will take to download to the appliance, using the equation:
(((SB×8)?(LSB×8))/DRb/s)?Rs=WTs,
wherein Rs is the run time of the content, SB is the size of the content, and LSB is the amount of local storage needed for the content;
setting the value for WTs at a first period of time;
solving the equation for LSB;
dividing LS by LSB;
if LS/LSB is equal to or greater than a threshold value, preloading at least a portion of the content to the appliance;
if LS/LSB is less than the threshold value, setting the value of WTs at a second period of time, and recalculating LSB, wherein the second period of time is greater than the first period of time; and
repeating the last three steps until LS/LSB is greater than the threshold value, with the exception that, if the second period of time exceeds a maximum content download time, the method ends and the enhanced progressive download does not take place.

US Pat. No. 10,560,726

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY AND CACHING OF PERSONALIZED MEDIA STREAMING CONTENT

1. A computing architecture system for delivery and caching of media presentations, the system comprising:a video origin server executing instructions in a processor from a memory thereto coupled to generate one or more personalized media segments based on an original, inserted or edited content for delivery to a client;
a video Uniform Resource Locator (URL) resolver executing instructions in the processor from the memory to resolve one or more encoded URLs adhering to a structure of a source descriptor and an output descriptor based on the one or more personalized media segments; and
a manifest generator executing instructions in the processor from the memory to generate one or more personalized manifest files containing the one or more encoded URLs adhering to the structure of the source descriptor and the output descriptor;
where the structure of the source descriptor is based on character encoding of an ISOBMFF moov box;
where the structure of the output descriptor is based on character encoding of an ISOBMFF moov box;
where the one or more encoded URLs adhering to the structure of the source descriptor and the output descriptor are used as a cache key for caching or storing the personalized media segments;
and where the video origin server is linked to a content delivery network (CDN) to deliver the one or more personalized media segments to the client.

US Pat. No. 10,560,721

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING INTRA-PREDICTION USING ADAPTIVE FILTER

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A video decoding method, comprising:determining whether to apply a first filter to a reference pixel value of a current block based on at least one of an intra prediction mode of the current block and a size of the current block;
deriving a prediction value of the current block using the reference pixel value; and
determining whether to apply a second filter for the prediction value of the current block based on at least one of the intra prediction mode of the current block and the size of the current block, for thereby producing a filtered prediction value,
wherein, when the intra prediction mode of the current block is a horizontal mode, the filtered prediction value is generated by applying the second filter for uppermost pixels block among prediction pixels of the current block adjacent to the reference pixel value, and
wherein the second filter is applied by using at least three of reference pixel values.

US Pat. No. 10,560,720

CONDITIONAL SIGNALLING OF REFERENCE PICTURE LIST MODIFICATION INFORMATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. One or more computer-readable media having stored thereon computer-executable instructions for causing a processing unit programmed thereby to perform operations, the one or more computer-readable media being selected from the group consisting of volatile memory, non-volatile memory, magnetic disk, CD-ROM, and DVD, the operations comprising:receiving encoded data in a bitstream; and
decoding the encoded data to produce reconstructed video frames, including:
as part of processing for a slice header of a slice, evaluating a condition, wherein the condition depends at least in part on whether a value of a variable is greater than 1, the variable indicating a number of total reference pictures; and
depending on whether the condition is satisfied, conditionally parsing from the bitstream:
(a) a first flag that indicates whether a first reference picture list (“RPL”) is modified according to syntax elements explicitly signaled in the bitstream; and
(b) if slice type of the slice is B, a second flag that indicates whether a second RPL is modified according to syntax elements explicitly signaled in the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,560,717

IMAGE ENCODING METHOD AND IMAGE DECODING METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image decoding apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
determine, based on input encoded data, which one of a first prediction method and a second prediction method to use to determine motion information for generating a predicted image of a target block using inter prediction;
when determined to use the first prediction method,
determine whether a plurality of candidate blocks, which is positioned in a predetermined positional relationship with respect to the target block, is available in an order defined according to the positional relationship;
select a selection block, wherein
when two or more of the plurality of candidate blocks are determined to be available, the selecting the selection block comprises decoding the input encoded data using a code table having a number of entries same as a number of candidate blocks determined to be available to obtain identification information, and selecting, as the selection block, one of the two or more candidate blocks that are determined to be available, in accordance with the identification information, and
when only one of the plurality of candidate blocks is determined to be available, the input encoded data does not include the identification information, and the selecting the selection block comprises selecting, as the selection block, the one candidate block that is determined to be available; and
generate the predicted image of the target block based on motion information of the selection block; and
when determined to use the second prediction method,
decode the input encoded data to obtain embedded motion information; and
generate the predicted image of the target block based on the embedded motion information,
wherein, when determining whether the plurality of candidate blocks is available, the circuitry is further configured to:
determine that a current candidate block is available if the current candidate block includes motion information and no candidate block among the plurality of candidate blocks has been determined to be available;
determine that the current candidate block is available if the current candidate block includes the motion information and the motion information of the current candidate block is different from motion information of one or more candidate blocks among the plurality of candidate blocks that have been determined to be available; and
determine that the current candidate block is not available if the current candidate block includes the motion information and the motion information of the current candidate block is the same as motion information of a candidate block among the plurality of candidate blocks that has been determined to be available.

US Pat. No. 10,560,711

VIDEO PREDICTIVE ENCODING DEVICE, VIDEO PREDICTIVE ENCODING METHOD, VIDEO PREDICTIVE ENCODING PROGRAM, VIDEO PREDICTIVE DECODING DEVICE, VIDEO PREDICTIVE DECODING METHOD, AND VIDEO PREDICTIVE DECODING PROGRAM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A video predictive decoding method executed by a video predictive decoding device, comprising:inputting encoded data comprising compressed picture data which includes a target picture frame size, a maximum number of storable reconstructed pictures, and a maximum frame size specified as an encoding constraint, wherein a plurality of pictures forming a video sequence are encoded by either intra-frame prediction or inter-frame prediction;
decoding the compressed picture data and the compressed picture data constituting the information on the target picture frame size, the maximum number of storable reconstructed pictures, and the maximum frame size to reproduce pictures and the information on the target picture frame size, the maximum number of storable reconstructed pictures, and the maximum frame size; and
storing in a picture storage one or more of the reconstructed pictures as reference pictures to be used for decoding a subsequent picture,
wherein the maximum number of storable reconstructed pictures is determined as equal to, twice as large as or four times as large as a predefined number based on a relationship between a shift operation value of the maximum frame size of pictures and the frame size of the input pictures.

US Pat. No. 10,560,693

VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image decoding method comprising:obtaining a prediction mode and prediction information of a current block included in a current image, from a bitstream;
when the prediction mode of the current block is intra prediction, determining whether a prediction modes of a left block of the current block and a upper block of the current block are inter prediction;
when both the prediction modes of the left block of the current block and the upper block of the current block are inter prediction, determining at least one of an intra prediction mode of an upper block of a collocated block and an intra prediction mode of a left block of the collocated block as a intra prediction candidate of the current block, wherein the collocated block corresponds to a position of the current block in a previous image of the current image;
reconstructing the current block based on at least one of the intra prediction candidate and the prediction information of the current block;
obtaining an inter prediction candidate of the current block by performing inter prediction based on the reconstructed current block; and
reconstructing an adjacent block reconstructed after the current block by using the inter prediction candidate of the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,560,684

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR CALIBRATION OF AN ARRAY CAMERA

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. A method for manufacturing an array camera device, the method comprising:assembling an array of cameras comprising a plurality of imaging components that capture images of a scene from different viewpoints;
configuring the array of cameras to communicate with at least one processor;
configuring the processor to communicate with at least one type of memory; and
performing a calibration process for the array of cameras, where the calibration process comprises:
capturing images of a test pattern using the array of cameras, where each of the plurality of imaging components captures an image from a particular viewpoint;
generating a first set of scene independent geometric corrections for image data captured by a first imaging component using a first set of test pattern image data captured by the first imaging component and data describing the test pattern using the processor;
generating a corrected test pattern image based on the first set of scene independent geometric corrections and the first set of test pattern image data captured by the first imaging component using the processor; and
generating a second set of scene independent geometric corrections for image data captured by a second imaging component of the plurality of imaging components using a second set of test pattern image data captured by the second imaging component and data for the corrected test pattern image using the processor; and
loading calibration information into the memory, wherein the calibration information is based on the first and second sets of generated scene independent geometric corrections.

US Pat. No. 10,560,682

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A FRAME PACKING ARRANGEMENT FOR PANORAMIC CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A method for encoding a panoramic image, the method including:obtaining a first equirectangular projection that includes a front panoramic portion, a right-side panoramic portion, and a left-side panoramic portion;
cropping the first equirectangular projection to create a first cropped portion;
obtaining a second equirectangular projection that includes a back panoramic portion, a top panoramic portion, and a bottom panoramic portion;
cropping the second equirectangular projection to create a second cropped portion;
combining the first cropped portion with the second cropped portion in order to create a panoramic projection such that the panoramic projection comprises a single line of discontinuity between the first cropped portion and the second cropped portion, the single line of discontinuity forming a boundary resultant from a juxtaposition of the first cropped portion and the second cropped portion in a frame packing arrangement; and
blacking out portions of the panoramic projection, the portions of the panoramic projection being blacked out comprising redundant imaging data;
nulling at least a portion of the panoramic projection, the at least one portion of the panoramic projection that has been nulled comprising redundant imaging data;
wherein the single line of discontinuity comprises a seam formed by one side of the first projection and a corresponding side of the second projection.

US Pat. No. 10,560,681

STEREO LOGO INSERTION

INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATE...

1. A method for inserting a logo into a video image to generate an overlaid image, the method comprising:detecting a presence of stereo spatially interleaved pictures in the video image, the stereo spatially interleaved pictures for the video image being arranged in a spatially interleaved format;
auto detecting the interleaved format by analyzing a plurality of selective characteristics in said images and determining if said characteristics exceed a value that identifies them as stereo images;
generating a stereo logo comprising stereo spatially interleaved logo pictures including a representation of the logo, the stereo spatially interleaved logo pictures arranged in said detected spatially interleaved format; and
combining the stereo logo and the video image to generate the overlaid image in the detected spatially interleaved format.

US Pat. No. 10,560,679

DEFORMATION DETECTION AND AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION FOR A DEPTH IMAGING SYSTEM

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A depth imaging device comprising:a light projector that, when in operation, emits light corresponding to a projected pattern image having a plurality of features with a known illumination pattern in the projected pattern image;
a camera that, when in operation, captures the light after reflection of the light by an environment of the depth imaging device and generates a reflected pattern image as a two-dimensional (2D) projection of the environment, the reflected pattern image including a plurality of second features that correspond to the plurality of features of the projected pattern image; and
a processor configured to:
determine a relationship of a distance or a relationship of an orientation between the plurality of features in the projected pattern image and the plurality of second features in the reflected pattern image based on an intensity dissimilarity function of the plurality of features in the projected pattern image and the plurality of second features in the reflected pattern image;
identify a set of matching features based on the relationship of the distance or the relationship of the orientation along a scanline according to a 1-dimensional (1D) scanline searching process;
identify a second set of matching features based on a second relationship of the distance or a second relationship of the orientation between the plurality of features in the projected pattern image and the plurality of second features in the reflected pattern image within a range of the scanline according to a 2-dimensional (2D) scanline searching process; and
detect a misalignment between the light projector and the camera based on the set of matching features and the second set of matching features.

US Pat. No. 10,560,655

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRING AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system configured for automatically transferring and managing audiovisual content, the system comprising:a server including one or more processors, the server configured to:
receive a notification that a camera device has captured an item of audiovisual content;
responsive to receipt of the notification, associate the item of audiovisual content with an identifier; and
synchronize storage of copies of the item of audiovisual content in multiple computing devices using the identifier, wherein the server is, to synchronize the storage of the copies of the item of audiovisual content in the multiple computing devices using the identifier, further configured to:
receive a first copy of the item of audiovisual content;
store the first copy of the item of audiovisual content;
transfer a second copy of the item of audiovisual content to a first computing device, wherein the first computing device stores the second copy of the item of audiovisual content;
transfer a third copy of the item of audiovisual content to a second computing device, wherein the second computing device stores the third copy of the item of audiovisual content; and
register the storage of the first copy of the item of audiovisual content by the server, the storage of the second copy of the item of audiovisual content by the first computing device, and the storage of the third copy of the item of audiovisual content by the second computing device using the identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,652

STACKED SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR COMPRISING VERTICAL TRANSISTOR FOR GENERATING A PIXEL SIGNAL, SWITCHING BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND DRIVING METHODS THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A solid-state image sensor comprising:a photoelectric conversion unit, wherein the photoelectric conversion unit converts light into electric charge by photoelectric conversion and stores the electric charge;
a read-out unit, wherein the read-out unit reads out the electric charge stored in the photoelectric conversion unit;
a multiplication region, wherein the multiplication region temporarily stores and multiplies the electric charge read out through the read-out unit; and
a transfer unit, wherein the transfer unit transfers the electric charge stored in the multiplication region to a conversion unit, wherein the conversion unit converts the electric charge into a pixel signal, wherein the transfer unit is arranged between the multiplication region and the conversion unit and has a vertical transistor structure for reading out the electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit,
wherein it is possible to switch between a first driving method of reading out electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit to the multiplication region through the read-out unit and a second driving method of reading out electric charge from the photoelectric conversion unit to the conversion unit through the transfer unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,650

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion device comprising:a pixel array including a plurality of pixels which are arranged to form a plurality of columns; and
a readout unit including a plurality of column readout circuits that are provided corresponding to the plurality of columns of the pixel array, each of the plurality of column readout circuits being configured to read out signals from the pixels in a corresponding column,
wherein the plurality of column readout circuits includes a first column readout circuit for a first column and a second column readout circuit different from the first column readout circuit for a second column,
wherein the first column readout circuit includes:
a first holding unit configured to hold a reference voltage supplied from a reference voltage line;
a first amplifier unit configured to amplify a signal output from one of the plurality of pixels of the first column based on the reference voltage held in the first holding unit; and
a first switch unit configured to electrically disconnect the reference voltage line from the first holding unit when the first amplifier unit amplifies the signal output from the one of the plurality of pixels, and
wherein the second column readout circuit includes:
a second holding unit configured to hold the reference voltage supplied from the reference voltage line;
a second amplifier unit configured to amplify a signal output from one of the plurality of pixels of the second column based on the reference voltage held in the second holding unit; and
a second switch unit configured to electrically disconnect the reference voltage line from the second holding unit when the second amplifier unit amplifies the signal output from the one of the plurality of pixels, and
wherein the first holding unit and the second holding unit are electrically connected to each other by a path other than the first switch unit and the second switch unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,644

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An image processing method, comprising:photographing, by a terminal, an original image;
obtaining, by the terminal, image data of the original image and a measured ambient infrared intensity I corresponding to the original image;
removing, by the terminal, effects of ambient infrared light on the original image, wherein removing the effects of ambient infrared light on the original image comprises:
obtaining infrared image data which corresponds to the measured ambient infrared intensity I according to a pre-tested correspondence between tested infrared intensities and respective infrared image data;
obtaining corrected image data according to the image data of the original image and the infrared image data corresponding to the measured ambient infrared intensity I; and
obtaining a corrected image according to the corrected image data; and
outputting, by the terminal, the corrected image;
wherein the pre-tested correspondence is a relationship set comprising n groups of tested infrared intensities Ix, and infrared image data Mx, wherein n is a positive integer greater than 1;
wherein the infrared image data Mx is infrared image data obtained corresponding to the tested infrared intensities Ix for integer values of x from 1 to n;
wherein obtaining the infrared image data which corresponds to the measured ambient infrared intensity I according to the pre-tested correspondence comprises:
determining, from the pre-tested correspondence, that the measured ambient infrared intensity I is between a tested infrared intensity Im and a tested infrared intensity Im+1, wherein m is a positive integer less than n; and
determining, according to a preset selection policy, infrared image data Mm corresponding to the tested infrared intensity Im or infrared image data Mm+1 corresponding to the tested infrared intensity Im+1 as the infrared image data corresponding to the measured ambient infrared intensity I.

US Pat. No. 10,560,625

IMAGE SHOOTING APPARATUS FOR SETTING IMAGE SHOOTING CONDITION EASILY AND METHOD THEREOF

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A shooting apparatus, which comprises a touch panel on a display, comprising:a CPU that is configured to:
perform a manipulation status detection to detect each of a dragging manipulation status in a first direction and a dragging manipulation status in a second direction, which is different from the first direction, for a dragging manipulation which continues from a touch start point on the touch panel; and
perform a shooting condition setting to set a first shooting condition according to the dragging manipulation status in the first direction detected in the manipulation status detection and a second shooting condition, which is different from the first shooting condition, according to the dragging manipulation status in the second direction detected in the manipulation status detection,
wherein the CPU is configured to perform the manipulation status detection to detect each of an amount of dragging in the first direction as the dragging manipulation status in the first direction and an amount of dragging in the second direction as the dragging manipulation status in the second direction, and
the CPU is configured to perform the shooting condition setting to set a self-timer time as the first shooting condition related to self-timer shooting according to the amount of the dragging in the first direction detected in the manipulation status detection, and a continuous shooting number as the second shooting condition related to the self-timer shooting according to the amount of the dragging in the second direction detected in the manipulation status detection.

US Pat. No. 10,560,618

ASSEMBLING METHOD OF CAMERA MODULE

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., ...

1. An assembling method of a camera module, the assembling method comprising steps of:(A) installing a sensing chip on a strip-like substrate, wherein a length of the strip-like substrate is larger than a length of a fastening table;
(B) bending the strip-like substrate, so that a bent substrate in a bent state is formed, wherein a length of the bent substrate is nearly equal to the length of the fastening table;
(C) placing the bent substrate on the fastening table, and placing an optical lens on an alignment module of an assembling device;
(D) adjusting an installation angle of the optical lens by the alignment module according to an active alignment;
(E) combining the optical lens and the bent substrate together; and
(F) allowing the bent substrate to be restored from the bent state to a non-bent state, so that the camera module is produced.

US Pat. No. 10,560,611

INTERCHANGEABLE MOUNTING PLATFORM

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. An assembly for interchangeably mounting onto a plurality of base supports comprising a first base support and a second base support, the assembly comprising:a payload configured to obtain sensor data; and
a mounting platform coupled to the payload via a first coupling, the mounting platform comprising one or more actuators configured to adjust a spatial disposition of the payload, and wherein the mounting platform is configured to be releasably coupled via a second coupling to each of the first base support and the second base support using a twisting motion,
wherein the first base support is configured to control a function of the payload when the mounting platform is coupled to the first base support.

US Pat. No. 10,560,588

CLOUD STORAGE FOR IMAGE DATA, IMAGE PRODUCT DESIGNS, AND IMAGE PROJECTS

Shutterfly, LLC, Redwood...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing image services over a computer network, comprising:establishing a unified data structure that defines images and secondary image projects associated with a first user;
automatically storing the images according to the unified data structure in a cloud storage system;
automatically identifying a group of images in the unified data structure;
determining whether number of images in the group is within a predetermined range;
automatically creating, by a computer processor, a secondary image project incorporating the images in the group without receiving a user request for creating an image project when the number of images in the group is within the predetermined range, wherein the step of automatically creating a secondary image project comprises automatically selecting at least one page layout for the secondary image project and placing the images in the page layout;
automatically storing the secondary image project according to the unified data structure in the cloud storage system; and
sending the secondary image project stored at the cloud storage system to users' devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,573

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS

Saronikos Trading and Ser...

1. An apparatus for managing communications in a telecommunication network, comprisinginput means adapted to receive signaling information from a caller communication terminal that is trying to establish a connection with a called communication terminal which is unavailable,
output means adapted to send at least a non-availability message to the caller communication terminal,
processing means in signal communication with said input means and said output means, wherein said processing means are configured for:
determining attempting information on the basis of data generated by the caller communication terminal during a communication attempt, wherein the attempting information comprises background information describing a physical place from which the caller communication terminal is attempting to establish a connection, and wherein the processing means are configured for determining said background information on a basis of an audio stream produced by the caller communication terminal during the communication attempt, and
generating, on the basis of the signaling information and the attempting information, the non-availability message or a configuration message allowing the communication between said caller and called communication terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,561

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

1. A communication device comprising:an input device;
a display;
an antenna;
a wireless communication implementer, wherein wireless communication is implemented via said antenna;
a route displaying implementer, wherein said communication device calculates route from a first location to a second location and said route is displayed on said display; and
a multiple language implementer, wherein the language mode selected via said input device is implemented, wherein said language mode selected is one of a plurality of language modes including a 1st language mode, a 2nd language mode, and a 3rd language mode, wherein when said 1st language mode is selected via said input device, user visual interface is displayed on said display by utilizing a 1st language data stored in said communication device, wherein when said 2nd language mode is selected via said input device, said user visual interface is displayed on said display by utilizing a 2nd language data stored in said communication device, and wherein when said 3rd language mode is selected via said input device, said user visual interface is displayed on said display by utilizing a 3rd language data stored in said communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,559

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE HAVING A BENT SUBSTRATE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a first substrate;
a transistor over the first substrate;
a light-emitting element over the transistor;
a resin layer over the light-emitting element;
a first conductive layer over the resin layer;
a second conductive layer over the first conductive layer; and
a second substrate over the second conductive layer,
wherein the second substrate comprises a flat region and an end portion which is bent to a first substrate side,
wherein a side surface of the second substrate including the end portion and a side surface of the first substrate are covered by an insulator,
wherein a top surface of the second substrate transmits light emitted from the light-emitting element and is not covered by the insulator, and
wherein proximity or contact of an object on the top surface of the second substrate is sensed using the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,545

APPLICATION STATE CLIENT-SIDE CACHE FOR A STATE-BASED CLIENT-SERVER APPLICATION

Versata Development Group...

1. A method for updating a client user interface (UI) associated with a state-based client-server application, comprising:sending information from a server indicating an operation of the state-based client-server application, wherein the UI is associated with the state-based client-server application;
providing data from the server to a client; and
providing input from the server to the UI of the client, wherein the input indicates at least one operation of the state-based client-server application, so that, after the client receives the input the client updates a display of the UI with data from a client-side cache, the data corresponding to a new UI state that follows a current state of the state-based client-server application based, at least in part, on the indicated operation, wherein the data supplied by the server to the client corresponds to the new state.

US Pat. No. 10,560,537

FUNCTION BASED DYNAMIC TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR NETWORK SERVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a fleet of service host computers, a service request directed to a network service;
responsive to receiving the service request, determining a classification associated with the service request;
determining whether the service request is to be processed by the network service based at least in part on the classification, one or more real time or near real time metrics associated with the network service, and a distributed traffic management policy, wherein the distributed traffic management policy defines a traffic management function having an input comprising a value of at least one of the one or more real time or near real time metrics and an output defining a throttle rate at which at least one of the fleet of service host computers is to throttle service requests of the classification; and
in response to determining that the service request is not to be processed by the network service, rejecting the service request.

US Pat. No. 10,560,536

SIMPLIFYING USER INTERACTIONS WITH DECISION TREE DIALOG MANAGERS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for simplifying interactions by a user with a decision tree dialog manager, the method comprising:receiving, by a server computer, a user inquiry from a client computer over a network, wherein the received user inquiry is in a natural language format;
identifying, by the server computer, one or more branch nodes of a decision tree, wherein the one or more identified branch nodes match the received user inquiry;
calculating, by the server computer, an entropy value for each of the one or more identified branch nodes;
selecting, by the server computer, a current node from among the identified branch nodes, wherein the selected current node has a lowest calculated entropy value; and
transmitting to the user over the network, by the server computer, a first prompt associated with the selected current node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,533

LEVERAGING MEDIA DEVICE PAIRING TO SIMPLIFY GRANTING MOBILE DEVICE ACCESS TO EXTERNAL NETWORK

Guest Tek Interactive Ent...

1. A method of logging in mobile devices operated by guests of a hospitality establishment, wherein the hospitality establishment includes a plurality of media devices, and a pairing process allows mobile devices operated by guests of the hospitality establishment to become paired with one or more of the media devices, the method comprising:receiving, over a computer network, a request from a mobile device that is not currently authorized for Internet access, the request including an identifier of the mobile device;
querying a pairing database to determine whether the mobile device corresponding to the identifier is paired with at least one of the media devices; and
when the mobile device is paired with at least one of the media devices, reconfiguring an access controller between a local area network at the hospitality establishment and an external computer network to allow the mobile device to access the external computer network without requiring a user of the mobile device to perform a full external computer network login process before gaining access to the external computer network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,530

DATA ANALYSES USING COMPRESSIVE SENSING FOR INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) NETWORKS

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A processor implemented method, comprising:receiving, by one or more gateway devices, using a Compressive Sensing based Data Prediction (CS-DP) model, observation data from one or more Internet of Things (IoT) devices at one or more time intervals, wherein the observation data is received when the one or more gateway devices are in an adaptation phase, and wherein the observation data comprises a plurality of data packets (202);
capturing by the one or more gateway devices, a sequence of raw data samples from the received observation data in a data vector representation (204);
computing at each of the one or more gateway devices, a first prediction error based on a residual weighted vector and a prediction vector, wherein the prediction vector is computed using the sequence of raw data samples captured in the data vector representation, and wherein the residual weighted vector is computed using the prediction vector (206);
switching the one or more gateway devices from the adaptation phase to an estimating phase and computing at each of the one or more gateway devices, using a Compressive Sensing based Data Estimation (CS-DE) model, bind information for each of the one or more IoT devices, and transmitting thereof, wherein the bind information is computed when the first prediction error is less than a first pre-defined threshold (208);
obtaining a second prediction error from each of the one or more IoT devices, wherein the second prediction error is computed based on the bind information received from the one or more gateway devices (210); and
switching the one or more gateway devices from the estimating phase to a prediction phase and identifying and re-constructing at least one of missing data and corrupted data in the plurality of data packets, using a Compressive Sensing based Data Reconstruction (CS-DR) model, wherein the at least one of missing data and corrupted data in the plurality of data packets are reconstructed when the second prediction error is less than a second pre-defined threshold (212).

US Pat. No. 10,560,510

APPLICATION CLASSIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT

CA, Inc., San Jose, CA (...

1. A network edge device, comprising:a memory storage;
a networking component configured to communicate with a mobile device and a database comprising application attributes; and
a processor operable to:
receive application traffic from the mobile device, the application traffic being associated with an application;
classify the application traffic by associating the application traffic with an application ID;
determine mobile device data, the mobile device data comprising at least one of a manufacturer associated with the mobile device, a type of mobile device associated with the mobile device, a platform associated with the mobile device, and a URL associated with the application traffic;
send a query comprising the application ID and the mobile device data to the database comprising application attributes;
receive a response from the database comprising application attributes, the response including a security-related attribute associated with the application, wherein the security-related attribute identifies a threat level of the application or a risk factor of the application or a vulnerability of the application to viruses, and wherein the response is based in part on the application ID and the mobile device data;
update the classification of the application based on the security-related attribute, wherein the updated classification identifies the application as malicious; and
enforce a policy based in part on the updated classification of the application, wherein the policy includes blocking the mobile device from receiving data from the application.

US Pat. No. 10,560,488

ELECTRONIC MESSAGING EXCHANGE

7. A secure electronic message exchange system,comprising:
a control platform located outside a prison facility;
a database;
a secure platform integrated within the control platform; and
a wireless terminal coupled to the control platform, the wireless terminal being isolated from an internet, the wireless terminal configured to:
authenticate an inmate of the prison facility when the inmate attempts to login to the wireless terminal,
generate an electronic message for a user based on input from the inmate, the user being external to the prison facility, and
transmit the electronic message using a wireless connection to the control platform,
wherein the control platform is configured to:
receive the electronic message from the wireless terminal,
perform an automated security scan of the electronic message,
authenticate the user by determining whether the user is an approved contact for the inmate, and
based on the automated security scan and the authentication of the user, forward the electronic message to the secure platform, and forward a notification associated with the electronic message to a device associated with the user,
wherein the secure platform is configured to:
receive a login request from the device associated with the user in response to receiving the notification associated with the electronic message,
facilitate approval of the login request from the user,
provide secure web-based access to the user upon approval of the login request, and
facilitate a subsequent electronic message conversation between the inmate and the user using the secure web-based access, and
wherein the database is configured to archive the electronic message and the subsequent electronic message conversation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,470

MONITORING DEVICE MONITORING NETWORK

International Business Ma...

1. A monitoring device configured to monitor a network connected to a plurality of controllers, the monitoring device comprising:a decoder configured to extract, based on a data identifier, target data belonging to a target data group having multiple data identifiers from data received from the plurality of controllers;
a first comparator configured to determine whether an immutable part of the target data is known or anomalous based on a comparison between the immutable part of the target data and set information related to the immutable part;
a second comparator configured to determine whether a reception interval of the target data group is normal or anomalous;
a third comparator configured to determine whether a total count of the target data received and included in the target data group is normal or anomalous by comparing the total count of the target data received against an expected total count of target data, and determine whether each reception interval between the target data is normal or anomalous; and
a warning counter configured to individually count anomalies determined by the first comparator, anomalies determined by the second comparator, and anomalies determined by the third comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,560,465

REAL TIME ANOMALY DETECTION FOR DATA STREAMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more compute nodes, each comprising at least one processor and a memory, that implement a data stream analytics platform configured to:
receive a request from a client to monitor a stream of data records for one or more anomalies, the request comprising an anomaly definition and one or more detection attributes;
monitor the stream of data records for a measurable difference that exceeds a threshold as the data records of the stream are received at the one or more computing devices, the measurable difference determined based at least in part on the one or more detection attributes, the threshold determined from the anomaly definition, wherein to monitor the stream of data records the data stream analytics platform is configured to:
evaluate a data record in the stream of data records according to the one or more detection attributes; and
detect an anomaly in the stream of data records based on the evaluation of the data record; and
perform an action responsive to detecting the anomaly.

US Pat. No. 10,560,459

MULTIPLE DATA STORE AUTHENTICATION

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

1. A method for authenticating one or more devices to provide a service:storing, during an event, information associated with a user of a first device on a server, wherein the stored information includes a phone number associated with a second device of the user;
receiving user input indicating whether to use additional information to authenticate the first device to provide the service to the first device,
wherein the service is related to data stored in one or more data stores associated with the service;
querying the user to verify the phone number associated with the second device provided during the event before sending one or more communications to provide the service to the first device;
identifying the first device using an identifier associated with the first device;
storing, after the event, information associated with the first device,
wherein the information associated with the first device includes information related to a previous authentication of the first device;
determining whether additional information is needed to authenticate the first device to provide the service to the first device,
wherein the determination of whether additional information is needed is based on the identifier associated with the first device and a selection by the user related to authentication provided during the previous authentication of the first device;
authenticating the first device to provide the service to the first device,
wherein, if it is determined that the additional information is needed, authenticating the first device includes authenticating the first device based on additional information received from the user;
sending the one or more communications to provide the service to the first device; and
sending one or more communications to provide the service to the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,455

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCALABLE-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

Live Nation Entertainment...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:downloading an application onto a user device associated with a user;
executing the application at the user device;
in response to executing the application, automatically detecting a technology footprint associated with the user device, the technology footprint representing one or more computing devices associated with the user, each wirelessly-connected computing device of the one or more computing devices being within a defined range of the user device;
receiving, at the user device executing the application, a request to access a user account associated with the user;
accessing a set of challenge workflows, each challenge workflow of the set of challenge workflows being a process that is executed to authenticate the user requesting access to the user account;
selecting a subset of the set of challenge workflows to present to the user before granting access to the user account, the specific challenge workflows selected for the subset of the set of challenge workflows being determined based at least in part on the technology footprint associated with the user device;
executing each challenge workflow of the subset of challenge workflows;
for each executed challenge workflow, determining whether or not the user has been successfully authenticated; and
in response to determining that the user has been successfully authenticated for each challenge workflow of the subset of challenge workflows, enabling the user to access the user account associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,438

REMOTE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF AN INSTANT ISSUANCE SYSTEM

ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORAT...

1. An instant issuance system for issuing a customized personalization card, the system comprising:an instant issuance server component configured to process received customized issuance information and generate printer information to be placed on the customized personalization card;
a customized personalization card printer configured to place printer information received from the instant issuance server component on the customized personalization card; and
a remote management and monitoring (RMM) server component configured to request operational data from at least one of the instant issuance server component and the customized personalization card printer, configured to analyze the requested operational data, configured to determine an operational action, and configured to perform the operational action,
wherein the RMM server component is configured to manage a plurality of certificates for at least one of the instant issuance server component, the RMM server component, and the customized personalization card printer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,431

VIRTUAL PRIVATE GATEWAY FOR ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION OVER DEDICATED PHYSICAL LINK

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:a provider network comprising:
a plurality of computing devices configured to implement resource instances of a virtual computing service of the provider network;
an isolated virtual network within the provider network assigned to a customer of the provider network, wherein the isolated virtual network comprises one or more of the resource instances of the virtual computing service; and
an edge router configured to establish a dedicated physical connection between the provider network and a customer network external to the provider network via a dedicated physical network link between the edge router and the customer network; and
one or more computing devices configured to:
establish, in response to a request from the customer, an encryption virtual private gateway between the customer's isolated virtual network established within the provider network and the customer network external to the provider network, wherein to establish the encryption virtual private gateway the one or more computing devices are configured to:
establish another isolated virtual network within the provider network, wherein the other isolated virtual network is external to the customer's isolated virtual network;
assign one or more additional resource instances of the provider network to the other isolated virtual network; and
cause the one or more additional resource instances assigned to the other isolated virtual network to be configured to:
advertise routing information of the one or more additional resource instances to the customer network via the dedicated physical connection;
establish one or more encrypted communication tunnels between the customer network and the one or more additional resource instances;
advertise routing information of the one or more resource instances included in the customer's isolated virtual network to the customer network via the one or more encrypted communication tunnels; and
enable encrypted communication between the one or more resource instances included in the customer's isolated virtual network and the customer network via the one or more encrypted communication tunnels implemented via the dedicated physical connection.

US Pat. No. 10,560,419

MESSAGE PRESENTATION MANAGEMENT IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for message presentation management in a social networking environment, the method comprising:detecting, in the social networking environment, a message from a source;
analyzing, to identify an identified category for the message from the source based on a set of candidate categories, a set of metadata of the message from the source, wherein the set of metadata indicates the identified category;
identifying, based on the set of candidate categories, the identified category for the message from the source;
constructing the set of candidate categories to include each of: a set of predetermined categories, a set of machine-learned clustered categories, and a set of crowd-sourced categories;
structuring the identified category to have each of: a life event characteristic, an action factor characteristic, a media characteristic, a natural language characteristic, and a temporal relevance characteristic;
determining, by comparing a set of user profile criteria with the identified category for the message from the source, a presentation format for the message from the source;
configuring, with respect to an anticipated presentation of the message to a user, the set of user profile criteria based on a set of users which relates to the user;
determining, using each of the life event characteristic, the action factor characteristic, the media characteristic, the natural language characteristic, and the temporal relevance characteristic, the presentation format for the message from the source;
resolving, using both the identified category and the source, the presentation format; and
presenting, in the social networking environment using the presentation format, the message from the source.

US Pat. No. 10,560,367

BIDIRECTIONAL CONSTRAINED PATH SEARCH

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
evaluate a forward link from a first node to a second node to determine whether the forward link satisfies a set of constraints associated with a forward path to be determined from a first end node to a second end node;
evaluate a reverse link from the second node to the first node to determine whether the reverse link satisfies a set of constraints associated with a reverse path to be determined from the second end node to the first end node; and
select the forward link for inclusion in the forward path based on a determination that the forward link satisfies the set of constraints associated with the forward path and a determination that the reverse link satisfies the set of constraints associated with the reverse path.

US Pat. No. 10,560,345

CONSISTENT PLACEMENT BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS OF APPLICATION SERVICES

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method of managing an application service, the method comprising:accessing management database information associated with a deployed instance of an application service, wherein the management database information indicates:
a deployed infrastructure, wherein the deployed infrastructure indicates an infrastructure of the deployed instance of the application service;
a deployed placement, wherein the deployed placement indicates a placement within the deployed infrastructure of each of a plurality of tiers of the application service; and
optimization information for the application service, wherein the optimization information indicates an optimization domain for the application service, wherein the optimization domain comprises one or more information technology resources within which the plurality of tiers of the application service are preferably instantiated to improve performance of the application service;
determining, based on the deployed infrastructure and the deployed placement, inferred dependencies for the application service, wherein the inferred dependencies include dependency information indicative of dependencies among the plurality of tiers of the application service wherein the inferred dependencies include a first dependency, wherein the first dependency comprises a dependency between a first tier of the application service and a second tier of the application service;
accessing a deployment schema corresponding to a public cloud provider;
generating a public cloud deployment template in accordance with the inferred dependencies, the optimization domain, and the deployment schema; and
migrating, in accordance with the public cloud deployment template, the application service from a first deployment platform to a public cloud platform.

US Pat. No. 10,560,320

RANKING OF GATEWAYS IN CLUSTER

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. For a logical network comprising a logical router implemented across a plurality of host computers that execute a plurality of managed forwarding elements (MFEs), a method for managing a set of gateways that are different than the plurality of MFEs and that implement a particular logical port of the logical router through which data messages are sent from the logical network to a particular network external to the logical network, the method comprising:at a central controller,
receiving configuration data specifying a ranking order of the gateways in the set of gateways;
configuring the plurality of MFEs to use a first gateway as a master gateway to send data message traffic through the particular logical port to the external network, wherein the first gateway is first in the specified ranking order;
upon receiving a first notification that the first gateway is not operational, configuring the plurality of MFEs to use a second gateway as the master gateway to send data message traffic through the particular logical port to the external network, wherein the second gateway is second in the specified ranking order; and
upon receiving a second, subsequent notification that the first gateway has resumed operation, maintaining the second gateway as the master gateway in order to avoid disrupting data message traffic from the logical network to the external network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,316

SYSTEM FOR CLOUD-BASED SERVICE OUTAGE DETECTION AND VERIFICATION

Hartford Fire Insurance C...

1. A system for cloud-based service outage detection and verification, comprising:a network link that receives, over a data communications network, cloud service provider outage information indicating a possible cloud outage at a cloud service provider, wherein the information comprises new content on a website associated with the cloud service provider;
a processor that generates outage data comprising a third party cloud service provider identification and an outage characteristic, wherein the outage characteristic is identified from the new content and identifies an outage type;
the processor identifying at least one entity implicated in the possible cloud outage, wherein the identifying comprises identifying an entity that subscribes to cloud services provided by the cloud service provider by querying a database that stores information related to the cloud service provider; and
the processor providing information to the at least one entity confirming the possible cloud outage, wherein the confirming is based at least in part on the new content.

US Pat. No. 10,560,292

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:a waveform processing circuit configured to:
receive a modulated signal indicating each of values of pulses by one of four signal levels including a first signal level, a second signal level higher than the first signal level, a third signal level higher than the second signal level, and a fourth signal level higher than the third signal level; and
output a signal corresponding to the modulated signal, wherein a portion of the output signal corresponding to a portion of the modulated signal that transitions between the first and fourth signal levels, transitions between a first adjusted signal level different from the first signal level and a second adjusted signal level different from the fourth signal level,
wherein the transmission apparatus is configured to transmit a signal corresponding to the signal output from the waveform processing circuit through a wired communication path.

US Pat. No. 10,560,287

RELATIVE UPLINK CHANNEL ESTIMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for estimating a relative uplink channel between a terminal device and a network node, the method being performed by the terminal device, the method comprising:transmitting reference signals from at least two antennas on respective uplink channels towards a network node;
receiving a forwarded representation of each of the reference signals from the network node;
determining estimations of the respective uplink channels towards the network node for the at least two antennas using the reference signals and the received forwarded representations of the reference signals;
determining a computational relationship between the estimations of the respective uplink channels by dividing between the estimations of the respective uplink channels; and
estimating the relative uplink channel based on the determined computational relationship, wherein the relative uplink channel represents an uplink radio propagation environment, towards the network node, between the at least two antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,560,272

BIO-INFORMATION DATA PROVIDING METHOD, BIO-INFORMATION DATA STORING METHOD AND BIO-INFORMATION DATA TRANSFERRING SYSTEM BASED ON MULTIPLE BLOCKCHAINS

MACROGEN, INC., Seoul (K...

1. A method of providing bio-information data based on a plurality of blockchains, the method comprising:storing, by a user blockchain node, user block data received from a plurality of user terminals of a plurality of users and including user information, a shared key, and a hash key for each user of the plurality of users;
storing, by an electronic contract blockchain node, contract block data received from a second user terminal of a second user and including contract information for a first user requesting the second user to generate bio-information data, the first user and the second user being included in the plurality of users;
storing, by a data transfer blockchain node, transfer block data received from the second user terminal of the second user and including storage information for at least one storage server that stores the bio-information data;
authenticating the first user based on the user blockchain node; and
delivering, when the first user is authenticated, the transfer block data from the data transfer blockchain node to a first user terminal of the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,268

NODE CHARACTERIZATION IN A BLOCKCHAIN

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:identifying a plurality of nodes operating on a blockchain;
determining a new blockchain transaction;
identifying characterization information associated with one or more of the plurality of nodes based on a callback function that identifies, upon execution of the new blockchain transaction, specific activity performed by the one or more of the plurality of nodes; and
broadcasting information related to the characterization information to the plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,263

SECURE MEMORY ARRANGEMENTS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a first system controller; and
a gateway device in communication with the first system controller, the gateway device comprising a gateway device memory device, the gateway device memory device comprising: a gateway device storage; a gateway device asymmetric engine; and a gateway device symmetric engine, wherein the gateway device is configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving from an external system, a first message comprising a first message payload data and first asymmetric access data;
determining, with the gateway device asymmetric engine, that the first asymmetric access data matches the first message payload data based at least in part on an external system public key;
retrieving from the gateway device storage a first system controller symmetric key associated with the first system controller in communication with the gateway device;
generating, with the gateway device symmetric engine, first symmetric access data based at least in part on the first system controller symmetric key and the first message payload data; and
sending the first message payload data and the first symmetric access data to the first system controller.

US Pat. No. 10,560,260

OUTPUTTING A KEY BASED ON AN AUTHORIZED SEQUENCE OF OPERATIONS

CRYPTOGRAPHY RESEARCH, IN...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of values associated with generating a key;
receiving a sequence of operations associated with generating the key using the plurality of values;
determining, by a processing device, whether the received sequence of operations corresponds to an authorized sequence of operations associated with generating the key, wherein the received sequence of operations corresponds to the authorized sequence of operations responsive to one or more sources of the received plurality of values matching one or more sources of values specified by the authorized sequence of operations; and
in response to determining that the received sequence of operations corresponds to the authorized sequence of operations, providing the key based on the received sequence of operations and the plurality of values.

US Pat. No. 10,560,256

SECURING AUDIO COMMUNICATIONS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory space;
a hardware processor to facilitate communication between:
a first module to capture information, and
an application module;
a mutually trusted module having circuitry and coupled to the first module and the application module, wherein the mutually trusted module facilitates, at least partially, secured communication between the application module and the first module through encryption,
wherein the first module and the application module are operable to communicate according to session information and using the mutually trusted module, the session information to control operations of and communication between the application module and the first module, wherein the session information is further to define an integrity parameter, a cryptography parameter, or a replay parameter,
the application module and the first module to use the memory space, with other modules or components of the apparatus to be excluded from access to the memory space, the other modules or components including one or more of an operating system, system software, kernels, drivers, and middleware.

US Pat. No. 10,560,251

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POWER MANAGEMENT IN A NETWORK DEVICE BASED ON MULTI-PROTOCOL DETECTION

Maxlinear, Inc., Carlsba...

1. A system comprising:one or more circuits comprising a clock signal generator, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and a processor, wherein:
said ADC is configured to digitize a received signal across a range of frequencies, said received signal encompassing one or both of a first band of frequencies used for a first network and a second band of frequencies used for a second network, wherein said first network and said second network adaptively utilize a communication channel to dynamically mitigate interference from an aliased signal, and wherein the first band of frequencies used for said first network and said second band of frequencies used for said second network are concurrently digitized;
a sampling frequency of said ADC is determined by a frequency of a clock signal output by said clock signal generator; and
if said system is not in a power-saving mode, then said processor is configured to set said clock signal to a fixed sampling frequency, else said processor is configured to set said clock signal to one of a first frequency and a second frequency, wherein:
said processor is configured to determine network activity on a location-by-location basis;
criteria used in a first location to determine network activity are different than criteria used in a second location to determine network activity;
said first frequency and said second frequency are each less than twice a highest frequency of said second band of frequencies;
said second band of frequencies alias into said first band of frequencies when said clock signal is set to said second frequency;
when both of said first network and said second network are active, said clock signal is set to said first frequency; and
when said first network is active and said second network is inactive, said clock signal is set to said second frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,560,250

TDD UPLINK/DOWNLINK RE-CONFIGURATION MECHANISM

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A mobile station for communicating with a base station in a communication system, the communication being re-configured from a source uplink/downlink configuration to a target uplink/downlink configuration, the mobile station comprising:a receiver, which, in operation receives a command for reconfiguration from a source uplink/downlink configuration to a target uplink/downlink configuration, wherein the source uplink/downlink configuration is one out of a plurality of uplink/downlink configurations and the target uplink/downlink configuration is one of the plurality of uplink/downlink configurations, the plurality of uplink/downlink configurations being configured for Time Division Duplex (TDD) communication;
circuitry, which is coupled to the receiver and which, in response to the communication being reconfigured for a subframe N at the beginning of a radio frame, performs physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) power control based on a transmit power control (TPC) command for PUSCH transmission, wherein
the source uplink/downlink configuration is applied in the PUSCH power control for one or more subframes up to and including subframe N based on the TPC command for PUSCH transmission, and
the target uplink/downlink configuration is applied in the PUSCH power control for one or more subframes from subframe N+1 onward based on the TPC command for PUSCH transmission; and a transmitter, which is coupled to the circuitry and which, in operation, performs transmission of the PUSCH based on the performed PUSCH power control.

US Pat. No. 10,560,247

TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION FOR DOWNLINK (DL) TRANSMISSIONS IN COORDINATED MULTIPOINT (COMP) SYSTEMS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to adjust a receiver timing, the apparatus comprising:memory; and
one or more processors configured to:
decode, at the UE, a plurality of channel-state information reference signals (CSI-RSs) received from a plurality of cooperating nodes, wherein the plurality of cooperating nodes are included in a coordination set of a Coordinated MultiPoint (CoMP) system;
generate, at the UE, a plurality of received RS timings from the plurality of CSI-RSs, wherein the received RS timings represent timings from the plurality of cooperating nodes;
determine, at the UE, a composite received RS timing from the plurality of received RS timings based, in part, on an earliest received RS timing, wherein the composite received RS timing includes one or more of: transmitter (TX) delay, propagation delay of CSI-RSs received from the plurality of cooperating nodes included in the coordination set of the CoMP system, or receiver (RX) delay; and
adjust, at the UE, the receiver timing based on the composite received RS timing.

US Pat. No. 10,560,244

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING INTER-CELLSITE INTERFERENCE IN FULL-DUPLEX COMMUNICATIONS

1. A method comprising:identifying, at a central controller, inter-cellsite interference on a channel, the inter-cellsite interference caused by a first full-duplex, simultaneous and bi-directional communication on the channel between a first mobile station and a first base station and by a second full-duplex, simultaneous and bi-directional communication between a second mobile station and a second base station communicating on the channel, wherein only the first mobile station is in a region of shared range of both the first base station and the second base station, and wherein the inter-cellsite interface impacts the first mobile station;
receiving a channel amplitude and a phase estimate of the second full-duplex, simultaneous and bi-directional communication between the second mobile station and the second base station on the channel;
calculating, via a processor at the central controller, a level of the inter-cellsite interference based on the channel amplitude and the phase estimate;
generating, at the central controller, a cancellation signal based on the inter-cellsite interference; and
communicating, via a non-transitory medium, the cancellation signal from the central controller to the first base station for transmission with additional data during additional full-duplex communication between the first base station and the first mobile station, wherein the cancellation signal, when applied to the inter-cellsite interference, attenuates the inter-cellsite interference to a threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,242

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission of a station (STA) device in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving a Downlink (DL) MU Physical Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) including a physical preamble and a data field; and
wherein the data field includes a plurality of MAC Protocol Data Units (MPDUs),
wherein each of the plurality of MPDUs includes a MAC header,
wherein each of the MAC headers includes a quality of service (QoS) control field,
wherein each of the QoS control fields includes an Acknowledge (ACK) policy field,
wherein a High Efficiency (HE) control field is included in a MAC header of a specific MPDU among the plurality of MPDUs,
wherein the HE control field includes trigger information for an uplink (UL) MU transmission of an ACK frame, and
when the ACK policy field of any one of the plurality of MPDUs is set to 01, performing the UL MU transmission of the ACK frame in response to the DL MU PPDU based on the trigger information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,235

NARROWBAND CONTROL CHANNEL DECODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a configuration for resources of a control channel associated with a node, wherein the resources are included in a narrowband region of a wideband system;
excluding, based at least in part on a message received from a base station, resources of the narrowband region that comprise a control region for broadband communications from the control channel;
identifying a plurality of subframes during which to monitor a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) for decoding the resources of the control channel, wherein the plurality of subframes have a same precoding applied to the DM-RS across the plurality of subframes; and
decoding the control channel based at least in part on the DM-RS.

US Pat. No. 10,560,230

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL BASED ON LTE AND NR IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving signal of a terminal in a wireless communication system,receiving a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) order on a downlink carrier; and
transmitting a random access preamble in response to the PDCCH order,
wherein the random access preamble is transmitted on a first uplink carrier determined based on information on an uplink carrier included in the PDCCH order when a predetermined condition is satisfied,
wherein the predetermined condition comprises a plurality of uplink carrier including the first uplink carrier are configured for the downlink carrier, and
wherein a cell identification (ID) of the downlink carrier and a cell ID of the plurality of uplink carrier are identical.

US Pat. No. 10,560,225

METHOD OF OPERATING A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN A TIME-DIVISION MULTIPLEXING TECHNIQUE

R-3 Reliable Realtime Rad...

1. Method of operating a communication system that comprises at least four communication nodes (A, B, C, D) wherein:the communication system is operated in a time-division multiplexing technique wherein the communication is carried out in time frames (F1, F2) which are divided into slots (S1-S4),
each of the slots (S1-S4) comprises at least two sub-slots, hereinafter referred to as transmission sub-slot (TSS1-TSS4) and echo sub-slot (ESS1-ESS4),
each of the communication nodes (A, B, C, D) has its own transmission sub-slot when transmitting data signals (DS1-DS4) to other communication nodes, and transmits its data signals (DS1-DS4) in its transmission sub-slot (TSS1-TSS4) to other communication nodes,
each of the communication nodes (A, B, C, D), or a predefined subset of the communication nodes (A, B, C, D), that has received a data signal (DS1-DS4) in one of the transmission sub-slots (TSS1-TSS4), analyzes the data signal (DS1-DS4) regarding a correct reception, and
in case of a correct reception, each of the communication nodes (A, B, C, D), or said predefined subset of the communication nodes (A, B, C, D), determines whether the received data signal (DS1-DS4) is directed to itself or another communication node (A, B, C, D) of the communication system and—when the received data signal (DS1-DS4) is directed to another communication node (A, B, C, D)—generates and transmits a corresponding echo signal (E(DS1)-E(DS4)) in the echo sub-slot (ESS1-ESS4) that is assigned to the same slot, and otherwise processes the received data signal (DS1-DS4),
wherein the received data signal (DS1-DS4) and the corresponding echo signal (E(DS1)-E(DS4)) are identical, or differ at most in an identifier, preferably composed of a single bit or a single bit sequence, that identifies each signal as either a data signal (DS1-DS4) or an echo signal (E(DS1)-E(DS4)).

US Pat. No. 10,560,222

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SUB-BLOCK DECODING DATA SIGNALS

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM, ...

1. A decoder for decoding a signal received through a transmission channel in a communication system, said signal comprising a vector of information symbols, said transmission channel being represented by an upper triangular matrix, wherein the decoder comprises:a processing unit configured to determine a set of division parameters depending on at least one division metric derived from components of said upper triangular matrix;
a decoding unit configured to divide said upper triangular matrix into two or more sub-matrices using said set of division parameters in accordance with a division of said vector of information symbols into two or more sub-vectors, and to determine at least one estimate of each sub-vector of information symbols by applying a symbol estimation algorithm,wherein the decoder is configured to determine at least one estimate of said vector of information symbols from the estimates of said sub-vectors of information symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,560,215

QUALITY CONTROL SERVICE USING INPUT QUALITY METRICS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory that stores computer-executable instructions that, as a result of execution, cause the system to:
store quality information associated with a plurality of transcoded multimedia segments generated by a plurality of transcoders, wherein the quality information comprises an indication that a transcoding error occurred as part of generating a transcoded multimedia segment of the plurality of transcoded multimedia segments;
detect satisfaction of a condition based at least in part on the quality information;
obtain quality information for at least a subset of the plurality of transcoded multimedia segments, wherein the subset includes quality information in common; and
identify, based at least on the common quality information, a transcoder from the plurality of transcoders as being the source of the transcoding error associated with the common quality information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,214

DOWNLINK AND UPLINK COMMUNICATION PATH SWITCHING IN A TIME-DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM (DAS)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A distributed antenna system (DAS) configured to support time-division duplex (TDD) communication, the DAS comprising:a central unit communicatively coupled to a plurality of remote units over at least one communications medium to communicate a TDD communication signal in a plurality of downlink (DL) periods and a plurality of uplink (UL) periods configured according to a predefined TDD configuration of a predetermined TDD communications protocol;
the central unit comprises at least one communication circuit configured to:
transmit the TDD communication signal in a DL communication path of the central unit to the plurality of remote units in response to a DL period indicator indicating a DL period among the plurality of DL periods; and
receive the TDD communication signal in a UL communication path of the central unit from the plurality of remote units in response to a UL period indicator indicating a UL period among the plurality of UL periods; and
a communication control circuit configured to:
retrieve information preprogrammed in the communication control circuit and indicative of the predefined TDD configuration;
determine a plurality of DL switching times respectively for the plurality of DL periods and a plurality of UL switching times respectively for the plurality of UL periods based on the predefined TDD configuration;
detect a respective start time of at least one DL period among the plurality of DL periods by sensing that a power level associated with the TDD communication signal increases above a predetermined DL signal power threshold;
synchronize at least one DL switching time among the plurality of DL switching times with the respective start time of the at least one DL period;
generate the DL period indicator to indicate the DL period among the plurality of DL periods at each of the plurality of DL switching times; and
generate the UL period indicator to indicate the UL period among the plurality of UL periods at each of the plurality of UL switching times.

US Pat. No. 10,560,213

OPTICAL DEVICE

FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENT...

1. An optical device comprising:an optical coupler that performs branching of input light and outputs first-type branched light and second-type branched light;
a polarization converter that changes direction of polarization of the second-type branched light output from the optical coupler; and
a polarization synthesizer that outputs polarization multiplexed light by synthesizing the first-type branched light, which is output from the optical coupler, and the second-type branched light, which has direction of polarization changed by the polarization converter, wherein
the polarization synthesizer has, regarding the second-type branched light included in the polarization multiplexed light, wavelength characteristic where optical power goes on decreasing as wavelength of light approaches end portion of a predetermined wavelength band assigned to the polarization multiplexed light, and
the optical coupler has wavelength characteristic that cancels out the wavelength characteristic of the polarization synthesizer regarding the second-type branched light included in the polarization multiplexed light.

US Pat. No. 10,560,205

DETECTING SATELLITE RADIO RECEPTION INTERFERENCE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of detecting satellite radio broadcast interference at a vehicle, comprising:(a) operating an audio system installed in the vehicle using a satellite radio receiver as a selected audio source, wherein the audio system includes the satellite radio receiver and is installed in the vehicle as a portion of vehicle electronics that are used to carry out vehicle functions including operation of the vehicle to move along roads;
(b) receiving a satellite radio broadcast at the vehicle via the satellite radio receiver while the vehicle is moving along a roadway;
(c) audibly presenting the satellite radio broadcast in the vehicle via the audio system as the satellite radio broadcast is received by the satellite radio receiver;
(d) detecting an interference with the satellite radio broadcast caused by cellular communication transmissions, wherein the interference interrupts or degrades the audible presentation of the satellite radio broadcast in the vehicle;
(e) in response to step (d), carrying out the following steps (f) and (g):
(f) obtaining location information at the vehicle using a global positioning system (GPS) receiver installed onboard the vehicle as a part of the vehicle electronics, wherein the obtained location information is representative of the location at which the interference occurred; and
(g) wirelessly transmitting a message identifying the location at which the interference occurred to a remote facility via a vehicle telematics unit that is installed in the vehicle as a part of the vehicle electronics;
wherein the audio system, GPS receiver, and telematics unit are separate vehicle system modules, and wherein the audio system includes the satellite radio receiver and an audio player that is either integrated with or operably connected to the satellite radio receiver, wherein the satellite radio broadcast received by the satellite radio receiver is outputted by the satellite radio receiver as a satellite radio content stream for audible presentation during step (c) by the audio player via one or more speakers in the vehicle; and
wherein step (d) further comprises determining that the interference occurred at least in part by:
determining a bit error rate (BER) of the received satellite radio broadcast and determining that the interference occurred at least in part based on the BER, wherein determining the BER further comprises determining that the BER of the satellite radio broadcast is above a predetermined threshold for longer than a determined time, and wherein the predetermined threshold is at least 5% and the determined time is no longer than 10 seconds.

US Pat. No. 10,560,202

REDUCING IMPEDANCE DISCONTINUITIES ON A SHARED MEDIUM

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A transmitter system having an output configured to match an impedance of a shared communications medium, comprising:a transmission amplifier configured to be coupled to the output and provide a transmission signal to the output in a first mode of operation, the transmission amplifier being configured to present a first output impedance substantially matching the impedance of the shared communications medium;
a load path configured to be coupled to the output in a second mode of operation and present a second output impedance substantially matching the impedance of the shared communications medium;
switching circuitry configured to selectively couple one of the transmission amplifier and the load path to the output; and
a controller configured to control the switching circuitry to operate the transmitter system in the first mode of operation, receive an indication that the transmission amplifier is to transition from a first gain state to a second gain state different than the first gain state, and in response to receiving the indication, control the switching circuitry to operate the transmitter system in the second mode of operation, enable the transmission amplifier to operate in the second gain state, and control the switching circuitry to return the transmitter system to the first mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,191

NODE DEVICE, REPEATER AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A node device comprising:an interface configured to receive first signals via an antenna; and
a plurality of coupling devices configured to launch the first signals on a dielectric transmission medium, as a plurality of first guided electromagnetic waves at a corresponding plurality of non-optical carrier frequencies, the plurality of first guided electromagnetic waves propagating, without requiring an electrical return path, to another node device in a same longitudinal direction along the dielectric transmission medium, the plurality of first guided electromagnetic waves including one or more first guided electromagnetic waves conveying a first command to the another node device to pass the one or more of the plurality of first guided electromagnetic waves without repeating the one or more of the plurality of first guided electromagnetic waves and the plurality of first guided electromagnetic waves further including one or more other first guided electromagnetic waves conveying a second command to the another node device to repeat the one or more other first guided electromagnetic waves, wherein the plurality of first guided electromagnetic waves is guided by the dielectric transmission medium.

US Pat. No. 10,560,184

OPTICAL SWITCHING SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL LINE PROTECTION IN SINGLE FIBER TRANSMISSION

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. An optical switching system, comprising:one or more upstream optical signal detector between a first node and a second node configured to detect upstream optical signals from the second node and to activate the switching of data traffic from a working path, that carries bidirectional data traffic between the first node and the second node in an optical transmission system when there is no failure in the working path, to a protecting path that carries the bidirectional data traffic between the first node and the second node when there is a failure in the working path, when the upstream optical signals from the second node are indicative of a failure in the working path by being one or more of (1) below a predetermined level of power and (2) not detected; wherein the first node is configured to transmit data traffic in first optical signals with wavelengths in channels in a first band and receive the data traffic in second optical signals with wavelengths in channels in a second band, and the second node is designed to transmit the data traffic in the second optical signals with wavelengths in channels in the second band and receive the data traffic in the first optical signals with wavelengths in channels in the first band;
one or more optical filter between the second node and the upstream optical signal detector, the optical filter configured to block signals with wavelengths in channels in the first band that are reflected because of a break in the working path between the optical filter and the second node;
a first coupler that drops a portion of the upstream optical signals;
a second coupler that receives the dropped portion of the upstream optical signals;
a detector path that extends from a first output of the second optical coupler to the optical filter;
a monitor port; and
a monitor path that extends from a second output of the second coupler to the monitor port.

US Pat. No. 10,560,183

DATA TRANSPORT PRIVACY AND REDUNDANCY VIA SMALL UAVS IN COOPERATION

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A communication system comprising:a first airborne linear array configured to project a first fan beam over a first ground coverage elongated in a first direction, the first fan beam delivering a first information data associated with a first data stream; and
a second airborne linear array configured to project a second fan beam over a second ground coverage elongated in a second direction, the second fan beam delivering a second information data associated with a second data stream,
wherein the first and second ground coverages are overlapped to form a common coverage area,
wherein the first and second data streams are complementary to each other and are linear combinations of a plurality of segmented substreams,
wherein the plurality of segmented substreams is formed from an information data stream, and
wherein the first and second data streams are generated from a ground control facility.

US Pat. No. 10,560,173

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a downlink signal, by a user equipment (UE), from a cell in which a plurality of beams are multiplexed in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a quasi-orthogonal scrambling sequence used for scrambling the downlink signal; and
receiving the downlink signal through at least one beam among the multiplexed plurality of beams, using the generated quasi-orthogonal scrambling sequence,
wherein in the generation of the quasi-orthogonal scrambling sequence, the UE initializes the quasi-orthogonal scrambling sequence using a beam-specific parameter corresponding to the at least one beam for transmitting the downlink signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,171

METHOD FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING UNLICENSED BAND, AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for operating a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the wireless communication system including a base station (BS) and supporting communications in an unlicensed band, the method performed by the UE and comprising:receiving, from the BS, an uplink (UL) grant for scheduling an uplink transmission in the unlicensed band,
wherein the UL grant includes downlink control information (DCI), the DCI including information for scheduling a transmission of a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) that includes aperiodic channel state information (CSI);
based on the UL grant, transmitting the PUSCH to the BS,
wherein the PUSCH only includes the aperiodic CSI, and is transmitted in a single subframe, based on:
a value of a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) field included in the DCI,
a CSI request bit included in the DCI, and
a number of subframes to be used for the PUSCH being set to 1,
wherein the number of scheduled subframes being set to 1 is included in the DCI when the DCI corresponds to a first specific DCI format, or the number of scheduled subframes being set to 1 is preassigned when the DCI corresponds to a second specific DCI format,
wherein the first specific DCI format is DCI format 0B or 4B,
wherein the second specific DCI format is DCI format 0A or 4A, and
wherein the MCS field value is 29.

US Pat. No. 10,560,164

GROUP ADDRESSING FOR BEAMFORMING TRAINING

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for performing beamforming training in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:generating, at a first communication device, a beamforming training initiator packet for transmission in the wireless communication network, the beamforming training initiator packet including i) information indicating a start of a beamforming training session, and ii) respective individual identifiers of multiple second communication devices, among a plurality of second communication devices, that alone specify which of the second communication devices among the plurality of second communication devices are to process beamforming training packets transmitted by the first communication device during the beamforming training session;
transmitting, by the first communication device, the beamforming training initiator packet that includes the respective individual identifiers of multiple second communication devices that alone specify which of the second communication devices are to process beamforming training packets transmitted by the first communication device during the beamforming training session; and
after transmitting the beamforming training initiator packet, transmitting, by the first communication device, a plurality of beamforming training packets during the beamforming training session.

US Pat. No. 10,560,150

BACKHAUL LINK FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A method, comprising:converting, by a second network element of a distributed antenna system, a wireless signal to an electrical signal, wherein the wireless signal is received from a first network element of the distributed antenna system by an antenna system of the second network element, wherein the wireless signal includes a reference signal and includes a modulated signal that is frequency-shifted from a first spectral segment to a carrier frequency without modulating or demodulating the modulated signal at the carrier frequency, and wherein the electrical signal includes the reference signal and the modulated signal at the carrier frequency; and
transmitting, by the antenna system of the second network element, an amplified version of the reference signal and an amplified version of the modulated signal at the carrier frequency as another wireless signal directed to a third network element of the distributed antenna system, wherein the amplified version of the reference signal enables the third network element to reduce signal distortion when converting the amplified version of the modulated signal at the carrier frequency to the modulated signal in a second spectral segment.

US Pat. No. 10,560,140

MIMO WIFI TRANSCEIVER WITH ROLLING GAIN OFFSET PRE-DISTORTION CALIBRATION

QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS,...

1. A wireless multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transceiver apparatus for wireless communication on a wireless local area network (WLAN), and the wireless MIMO transceiver apparatus comprising:a plurality of antennas;
a plurality of components coupled to one another to form transmit and receive chains coupled to the plurality of antenna for MIMO wireless communications on the WLAN, the plurality of components forming the transmit chains including:
pre-distorter circuits each coupled to a corresponding one of the transmit chains and each accepting input of pre-distortion parameters for pre-distorting an associated signal of a MIMO communication link prior to amplification thereof; and
power amplifiers (PA)s each having an input and an output, and each coupled at the input to a corresponding one of the transmit chains and at the output to a corresponding one of the plurality of antennas, to amplify an associated signal of the MIMO communication link for wireless transmission;
a signal combiner coupled to the outputs of each of the PAs to combine the amplified signals therefrom into a combined output signal; and
a predistortion calibration circuit to calibrate pre-distortion parameters for each of the pre-distorter circuits from the combined output signal, the predistortion calibration circuit having an input simultaneously coupled through the signal combiner to the outputs of all of the PAs, and including:
a chain isolator circuit coupled to the signal combiner, to isolate a selected one of the amplified signals from an associated PA within the combined output signal from the signal combiner; and
an inverter circuit coupled to the chain isolator circuit to determine a mathematical inverse of the associated PA's non-linearity where said non-linearity corresponds to a difference between the selected one of the amplified signals and the un-amplified signal on the corresponding one of the transmit chains; and to provide pre-distortion parameters corresponding to said inverse to the corresponding one of the pre-distorter circuits to compensate for any non-linearity in the amplification provided by the corresponding PA.

US Pat. No. 10,560,139

DYNAMIC CONTROL OF SINGLE SWITCHED UPLINK VERSUS MULTI UPLINK

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A mobile device comprising:a plurality of antennas including a first antenna and a second antenna;
a front end system including a plurality of transmit chains including a first transmit chain electrically connected to the first antenna and a second transmit chain electrically connected to the second antenna; and
a transceiver configured to transmit a first type of radio frequency signal and a second type of radio frequency signal through the front end system, the transceiver operable in a first mode in which transmissions of the first type of radio frequency signal and the second type of radio frequency signal are staggered over time, and a second mode in which transmissions of the first type of radio frequency signal and the second type of radio frequency signal at least partially overlap in time, the transceiver including a transmit control circuit configured to operate the transceiver in the first mode or the second mode based on comparing a transmit parameter to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,132

RECONFIGURABLE TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER, AND METHODS FOR RECONFIGURING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A reconfigurable transmitter, wherein the transmitter comprises:a system adaptive control circuit, configured to generate a control signal according to frequency band information of an input signal, wherein the control signal comprises configuration information required for reconfiguring the transmitter; wherein the configuration information required for reconfiguring the transmitter comprises at least one of: a system clock; a digital intermediate frequency processing rate; a digital-to-analog conversion sampling rate; and an analog-to-digital conversion sampling rate;
a system clock circuit, configured to generate a system clock according to the control signal generated by the system adaptive control circuit;
a preprocessing circuit, configured to preprocess a received baseband signal according to the system clock and the control signal, to generate a frequency band signal;
a digital intermediate frequency processing circuit, configured to process, according to the system clock and the control signal, the frequency band signal generated by the preprocessing circuit, to generate a digital intermediate frequency signal;
a digital-to-analog conversion circuit, configured to process, according to the system clock and the control signal, the digital intermediate frequency signal generated by the digital intermediate frequency processing circuit, to generate an analog signal;
an analog transmitting circuit, configured to transmit the analog signal generated by the digital-to-analog conversion circuit;
wherein the transmitter further comprises a feedback analog-to-digital conversion circuit, configured to process a fed-back analog signal according to the system clock and the control signal, to generate a digital intermediate frequency signal; and
wherein the digital intermediate frequency processing circuit comprises a digital predistortion coefficient training circuit, configured to: perform, according to the system clock and the control signal, digital predistortion coefficient training on the digital intermediate frequency signal generated by the feedback analog-to-digital conversion circuit, to generate a digital predistortion coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,560,126

MIXED-MODE MILLIMETER-WAVE TRANSMITTER

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

1. A mixed-mode millimeter-wave transmitter comprising:a set of input ports to receive baseband samples of a signal to be transmitted on a set of disjoint frequency bands, each input port receives a sequence of baseband samples for transmission on a corresponding RF frequency band;
a set of filter banks, there is one filter bank for each input port, each filter bank includes a plurality of digital polyphase interpolation filters to sample a shifted phase of the corresponding sequence of baseband samples and to interpolate the sampled phases to produce a plurality of sequences of interpolated baseband phased samples with the shifted phase;
a set of oscillators banks, there is one oscillator bank for each filter bank, each oscillator bank includes a plurality of polyphase Digital Direct Synthesizer (DDS) corresponding to the plurality of digital polyphase interpolation filters to generate a plurality of sequences of samples of digital waveform, there is one sequence of samples of digital waveform for each of the interpolated baseband phased samples, wherein the sequence of samples of digital waveform is phase synchronized with the corresponding interpolated baseband phased samples, wherein an effective frequency of the digital waveform equals a RF sampling rate divided by the number of the plurality of interpolated baseband phased samples;
a set of mixer banks, there is one mixer bank for each filter bank, each mixer bank includes a plurality of parallel digital mixers to mix corresponding sequences of samples of digital waveform and interpolated baseband phased samples to up convert each sequence of interpolated baseband phased samples to the effective frequency;
a parallel digital combiner to combine in-phase sequences of interpolated baseband phased samples of different frequency bands to produce a plurality of sequences of multiband upconverted samples;
a pulse encoder to modulate and encode the plurality of sequences of multiband upconverted samples to produce a plurality of encoded multi-band signals;
a serializer to convert the plurality of encoded multi-band signals into a RF bitstream;
an analog mixer to upconvert the RF bitstream to a higher frequency signal pulse train signal using an analog signal source;
a power amplifier to amplify the RF bitstream;
a multi-band RF filter to filter the upconverted RF bitstream to produce an RF analog signal; and
at least one antenna to radiate the RF analog signal, wherein the analog mixer is arranged between the serializer and the power amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,120

ELEMENTARY CHECK NODE PROCESSING FOR SYNDROME COMPUTATION FOR NON-BINARY LDPC CODES DECODING

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE SU...

1. A decoder for decoding a signal encoded using an error correcting code, comprising:an input for receiving the encoded signal comprising at least three input message:
a check node processing unit being configured to process the at least three input messages delivered by at least one variable node processing unit, and to generate at least one output message, wherein the check node processing unit comprises:
a syndrome calculator configured to determine a set of syndromes from said at least three input messages using at least two elementary check node processors, each syndrome comprising a symbol, a reliability metric associated with said symbol, and a binary vector comprising at least one binary value;
a decorrelation unit configured to determine, in association with at least an output message, a set of candidate components from said set of syndromes, each candidate component comprising a symbol and a reliability metric associated with said symbol, said set of candidate components comprising one or more pairs of components comprising a similar symbol; and
a selection unit configured to determine at least an output message by selecting components comprising distinct symbols from the set of candidate components associated with said at least an output message;
an output for outputting the decoded signal comprising said at least an output message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,113

METHOD OF DETECTING USER INPUT IN A 3D SPACE AND A 3D INPUT SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAME

ZEROKEY INC., Calgary, A...

1. A position sensing apparatus for a hand, comprising:a plurality of first sensors positioned about joints of a wrist and one or more fingers of the hand, said sensors detecting angles of the respective joints;
a controller coupled to the first sensors and receiving angle detection data output therefrom;
a communication interface; and
a computing device communicating with the controller via the communication interface;
wherein the apparatus is configured for executing computer-executable code for:
calculating fingertip positions of at least one of the one or more fingers in a three-dimensional (3D) space using the angles detected by the first sensors;
generating one or more commands based on the calculated fingertip positions in the 3D space;
generating a virtual keyboard;
detecting at least one of the fingertips hitting a key of the virtual keyboard using a statistic estimation method; and
generating one or more keystrokes of the virtual keyboard based on the calculated fingertip positions in the 3D space;
wherein said detecting the at least one of the fingertips hitting the key of the virtual keyboard comprise:
determining parameters of a probability space of a hypothesis of “fingertip not hitting any key” and a probability space of a hypothesis of “fingertip hitting a key”; and
calculating a key-pressing threshold for determining the at least one of the one or more fingertips hitting a key of the virtual keyboard.

US Pat. No. 10,560,110

PRECISION MICROWAVE FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER AND RECEIVER WITH DELAY BALANCED DRIFT CANCELING LOOP

Giga-tronics Incorporated...

1. A signal converter comprising:a first mixer including an input for receiving a signal to be converted;
a second mixer including an output for providing said converted signal;
a variable oscillator for producing a signal (CS) variable at a first scale;
a splitter coupled to said first mixer and said second mixer to form a drift canceling loop, said splitter including an input coupled to receive said signal (CS) from said variable oscillator, a first output coupled to introduce said signal (CS) into said drift canceling loop along a first direction, and a second output coupled to introduce said signal (CS) into said drift canceling loop along a second direction opposite said first direction;
a delay device coupled between said second output of said splitter and an input of said second mixer;
a complementary delay device coupled between said first output of said splitter and an input of said first mixer, at least one of said delay device and said complementary delay device being adjustable;
a second variable oscillator for producing a signal (FS) variable at a second scale finer than said first scale; and
a third mixer coupled between said splitter and said first mixer and having an input coupled to receive said signal (FS) from said second variable oscillator; and wherein
said signal received by said first mixer is up-converted.

US Pat. No. 10,560,095

IMPEDANCE-BASED PHYSICAL UNCLONABLE FUNCTION

Analog Devices, Inc., No...

1. An apparatus for providing an impedance based physically unclonable function (PUF), comprising:a first pair of resistors electrically connected in a first current path, the first pair of resistors having a first impedance ratio;
a second pair of resistors electrically connected in a second current path, the second pair of resistors having a second impedance ratio;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), configured to generate a plurality of bits based on:
a first voltage signal from the first current path that indicates the first impedance ratio; and
a second voltage signal from the second current path that indicates the second impedance ratio; and
processing circuitry configured to generate a PUF value based on the plurality of bits.

US Pat. No. 10,560,080

DUTY CYCLE CORRECTION

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A duty cycle correction circuit, comprising:an input stage to reduce rise time or fall time of an input signal;
an output stage amplifier to amplify an output signal from the input stage to a preselected voltage swing and a target common voltage, wherein an input of the output stage is coupled to a fix voltage reference; and
a feedback component including a feedback amplifier and a low pass filter to filter noise and to correct duty cycle of the signal from an output of the output stage amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,076

FREQUENCY GENERATION IN A QUANTUM CONTROLLER

Quantum Machines, (IL)

1. A system comprising:a quantum controller comprising quantum control pulse generation circuitry, phase parameter generation circuitry, time-tracking circuitry, and signal generation circuitry, wherein:
the quantum control pulse generation circuitry is operable to generate a sequence of two quantum control pulses;
the phase parameter generation circuitry is operable to determine, based on an output of the time-tracking circuitry, a value of a phase parameter that corresponds to a phase of an oscillating signal relative to a reference time;
the signal generation circuitry is operable to:
at the reference time, begin generation of the oscillating signal at a first frequency for modulation of a first of the two quantum control pulses;
at a second time after the reference time, change the oscillating signal to a second frequency for modulation of the second quantum control pulse, wherein the phase of the oscillating signal at the second time is determined by the value of the phase parameter such that the phase of the oscillating signal is as it would have been if the oscillating signal had been oscillating at the second frequency continuously since the reference time.

US Pat. No. 10,560,053

DIGITAL FRACTIONAL FREQUENCY DIVIDER

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. Frequency synthesizer circuitry comprising:multi-phase clock generator circuitry configured to:
receive an input clock signal; and
generate a plurality of multi-phase clock signals based on the input clock signal such that a frequency of each one of the plurality of multi-phase clock signals is equal to a frequency of the input clock signal, a duty cycle of each one of the plurality of multi-phase clock signals is equal to a duty cycle of the input clock signal, and each one of the plurality of multi-phase clock signals has a different phase shift with respect to the input clock signal;
frequency divider circuitry coupled to the multi-phase clock generator circuitry and configured to:
receive the input clock signal; and
generate a reference signal based on the input clock signal such that a frequency of the reference signal is lower than the frequency of the input clock signal and a duty cycle of the reference signal is different from the duty cycle of the input clock signal;
signal retiming circuitry coupled to the multi-phase clock generator circuitry and the frequency divider circuitry and configured to:
receive the reference signal and the plurality of multi-phase clock signals; and
generate a plurality of retiming signals, each based on the reference signal and a different one of the plurality of multi-phase clock signals such that a frequency of each one of the plurality of retiming signals is equal to the frequency of the reference signal, a duty cycle of each one of the plurality of retiming signals is equal to the duty cycle of the reference signal, and a phase of each one of the plurality of retiming signals is shifted with respect to the reference signal by an amount determined by the one of the plurality of multi-phase clock signals used to generate the retiming signal; and
signal combining circuitry configured to combine two retiming signals of the plurality of retiming signals to generate an output clock signal such that a frequency of the output clock signal is equal to the frequency of the reference signal and a duty cycle of the output clock signal is equal to the duty cycle of the input clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,037

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF MULTI-INVERTER POWER CONVERTER

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

13. A control apparatus comprising:a support structure;
a control logic circuit attached to the support structure; and
a control output terminal attached to the support structure;
wherein the control logic circuit is configured to generate, for output through the control output terminal, control signals for controlling semiconductor switches of inverters that are coupled in parallel between a direct current bus and common load terminals connected with a common load;
wherein the control logic circuit is configured to determine, based on a fixed sample rate, a terminal current that is output by at least one of the inverters to at least one of the common load terminals; and
wherein the control logic circuit is configured to generate the control signals based at least in part on the terminal current and a reference current value, at least one of the control signals generated to adjusting timing at which a drive voltage is applied to at least one of the semiconductor switches.

US Pat. No. 10,560,036

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE FOR RELIABLE CONTROL OF CIRCULATING CURRENT WHILE MAINTAINING VOLTAGE OF A CELL

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A power conversion device which converts power between a DC circuit and an AC circuit, the power conversion device comprising:a plurality of leg circuits which correspond to respective phases of the AC circuit and are connected in parallel between common first and second DC terminals,
each leg circuit including:
a plurality of converter cells cascaded to one another and each including an energy storage; and
at least one inductor connected in series to the plurality of converter cells,
each of a plurality of specified converter cells which are some of the plurality of converter cells included in each leg circuit including:
a capacitor as the energy storage;
first and second switching elements connected in parallel to the capacitor and connected in series to each other; and
third and fourth switching elements connected in parallel to the capacitor and connected in series to each other,
the capacitor being capable of being charged and discharging through a connection node of the first and second switching elements and a connection node of the third and fourth switching elements; and
a control device which controls operations of the plurality of converter cells included in each leg circuit,
the control device controlling operations of the first and second switching elements of each specified converter cell based on a circulating current which circulates through each leg circuit, wherein the first and the second switching elements are exclusively used to control the circulating current,
the control device controlling operations of the third and fourth switching elements of each specified converter cell based on a voltage of the capacitor of each specified converter cell, wherein the third and fourth switching elements are exclusively used to control a difference between a voltage of the cell capacitor and a command value thereof to zero.

US Pat. No. 10,560,031

BI-DIRECTIONAL DC TO DC SIGNAL CONVERSION USING OBSERVER BASED ESTIMATED CURRENT SENSOR

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A bi-directional DC to DC converter, comprising:a DC to DC conversion circuit; and
a controller operatively connected to the conversion circuit to control a voltage output of the conversion circuit, the controller including an observer based estimated current sensor module configured to simulate a physical current sensor by inputting an estimated output current feedback inner state signal ??o into a voltage output command feedback loop of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,559,999

SUBMERSED ELECTRIC MOTOR

DAB PUMPS S.P.A., Mestri...

1. A submersed electric motor, comprising:a stator assembly arranged within an insulation chamber, comprising a stator with stator windings and a capacitive electric starter which is connected electrically thereto,
said annular insulation chamber being formed between an outer tubular jacket, an inner tubular jacket, which is coaxial to said outer tubular jacket, with two annular end covers adapted to close an annular interspace between said outer jacket and said inner jacket, and
a rotor, with a rotation shaft, which is arranged inside said inner tubular jacket, wherein said capacitive electric starter comprises at least two capacitors, which are mutually complementary and have a transverse cross-section with an arc-like profile.

US Pat. No. 10,559,967

SWITCHABLE INTERFACE FOR POWER TOOLS

Hilit Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A power tool comprising:a control device; and
at least one electromechanical interface device for connecting at least one rechargeable battery to the power tool and for supplying the power tool with voltage from the rechargeable battery, the interface device including at least one first terminal and a second terminal, the interface device being settable to at least one first position and to a second position, the first terminal being usable to supply the power tool with voltage from a first rechargeable battery when the interface device is set in the first position, and the second terminal being usable to supply the power tool with voltage from a second rechargeable battery when the interface device is set in the second position;
wherein the first terminal includes a first number of terminal elements, and the second terminal includes a second number of terminal elements, the first number of terminal elements corresponding to a first rechargeable battery contact element number of contact elements of the first rechargeable battery, and the second number of terminal elements corresponding to a second rechargeable battery contact element number of contact elements of the second rechargeable battery; and wherein the interface device includes a first connecting point and a second connecting point for connecting the interface device to the control device, the first connecting point having a first number of connecting elements, and the second connecting point having a second number of connecting elements, the first number of connecting elements corresponding to the first number of terminal elements, and the second number of connecting elements corresponding to the second number of terminal elements.

US Pat. No. 10,559,958

METHOD, CONTROLLER, AND NETWORK FOR CONTROLLING DEVICES IN POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

Upside Energy Ltd., Ches...

1. A method of controlling a plurality of power units in a power distribution network (PDN), comprising:a) receiving one or more requests to increase or decrease the power drawn from, or the power supplied to, the PDN;
b) determining, based on aggregated power and/or energy data regarding the plurality of power units, and the one or more requests, one or more parameters defining properties of power units to be controlled in response to the one or more requests;
c) receiving status updates from the plurality of power units, each status update comprising information about the properties of the power unit that sent the status update; and for each status update determining, based on the received information and the determined parameters, whether the properties of the power unit that sent the status update fulfil the determined parameters; and if the properties of the power unit fulfil the determined parameters, controlling the power unit that sent the status update to change the amount of power drawn from or supplied to the PDN.

US Pat. No. 10,559,946

PANEL-TYPE ELECTRICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY

Schneider Electric (Austr...

1. A panel-type electrical device comprising:a socket assembly adapted to be coupled to a mounting surface and including a socket body and a first pair of mounting parts;
a switch assembly adapted to be coupled to the mounting surface side by side with the socket assembly and including a switch body and a second pair of mounting parts, each of the mounting parts including a first surface facing toward the mounting surface and a second surface facing away from the mounting surface;
a socket panel adapted to cover the socket body;
a switch panel adapted to cover the switch body and move between at least two positions to control an operation state of the switch body, the switch panel being coplanar with the socket panel in one of the at least two positions;
a first pair of cushion blocks adapted to be arranged between the mounting surface and the first surface of the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly such that the socket body abuts the switch panel; and
a bracket coupled to the mounting parts of the socket assembly and the switch assembly and comprising windows for exposing the socket body and the switch body,
wherein each of the first pair of cushion blocks comprises a positioning part, and the bracket comprises positioning grooves adapted to receive the respective positioning part, and
wherein the first pair of cushion blocks are integrally formed on the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly and foldable between a first position and a second position relative to the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly, and the first pair of cushion blocks are in contact with the first surface of the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly in the first position and in contact with the second surface of the corresponding mounting parts of the socket assembly in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,559,944

SPARK PLUG FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A spark plug for an internal combustion engine comprising:a cylindrical housing;
a cylindrical insulator held inside the housing;
a center electrode held inside the insulator so that a tip end portion protrudes;
a ground electrode forming a spark discharge gap between the center electrode and the ground electrode; and
a conductive glass filled in the insulator so as to be located at a base end side of the center electrode, wherein
the center electrode has a locking portion locked from the base end side to a step portion formed on an inner peripheral surface of the insulator, and an electrode head closer to the base end side than the locking portion is;
the electrode head has a base end surface on which a concave portion is partially formed; and
the concave contour, which is an outer peripheral contour of the concave portion when viewed in a plug axis direction, forms a closed curve which is spaced apart from a head contour, which is an outer peripheral contour of the base end surface of the electrode head, and surrounds the center axis of the center electrode, and
the concave contour has outward portions each protruding toward the head contour and four inward portions each protruding toward the center axis of the center electrode, and wherein
the distance between the concave contour and the head contour is 0.1 mm or more; and
the four inward portions each has an inwardly curved shape protruding toward the center axis.

US Pat. No. 10,559,943

LASER ASSEMBLY WITH SPECTRAL BEAM COMBINING

DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A laser assembly that generates an assembly output beam, the laser assembly comprising:a laser subassembly that emits a plurality of spaced apart, substantially parallel laser beams;
a beam adjuster positioned in a path of the laser beams, the beam adjuster adjusting the spacing between the plurality of laser beams;
a transform lens positioned in a path of the laser beams, the transform lens collimating the laser beams and directing the laser beams to spatially overlap at a focal plane of the transform lens;
a wavelength selective beam combiner positioned at the focal plane that combines the lasers beams to provide a combination beam that is directed along a combination axis; and
an output coupler positioned on the combination axis that redirects at least a portion of the combination beam back to the beam combiner as a redirected beam, and transmits a portion of the combination beam as the assembly output beam.

US Pat. No. 10,559,940

LASER POWER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR LASER DIODE USING DUAL CLOSE LOOPS

Rafael Microelectronics, ...

1. A laser power control system, comprising:a laser diode configured to convert an output current into a light signal;
a monitor photodiode configured to convert the light signal into a monitor current;
a bias control circuit coupled to the monitor photodiode, comprising:
a first current comparator comprising a negative input terminal coupled to the monitor photodiode and a positive input terminal coupled to a first target current, and configured to compare the monitor current with the first target current to generate a first comparison result;
a clamp diode comprising an anode coupled to an output terminal of the first current comparator and a cathode, and configured to clamp the first comparison result; and
a capacitor comprising one end coupled to the cathode of the clamp diode and another end coupled to a ground voltage, and configured to store the first comparison result; and
a digital controller coupled to the bias control circuit and the laser diode, and configured to adjust a bias current of the output current according to the first comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,559,924

CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connector comprising:a tubular inner housing configured to hold connecting terminals therein;
a tubular outer housing configured to surround an outer periphery of the inner housing and to be slidable in a fitting direction;
a locking mechanism configured to lock the inner housing with a mating connector at a fitting position;
a spring member configured to bias the inner housing to a rear in the fitting direction to push back the inner housing with respect to the outer housing when a fitting operation is released in a state that the inner housing is in a half fitting position; and
a pushback regulating portion that regulates a position where the inner housing is pushed back to the rear in the fitting direction,
wherein the pushback regulating portion includes:
a claw portion that protrudes from a first sliding surface of one of the inner housing and the outer housing;
a stepped portion that is provided on a second sliding surface of the other of the inner housing and the outer housing and is configured to abut against the claw portion when the inner housing is pushed back; and
a sliding load portion that makes a sliding frictional force between the first sliding surface and the second sliding surface at a predetermined timing before the claw portion and the stepped portion abut against each other to be larger than the sliding frictional force before the predetermined timing; and
wherein the sliding load portion includes:
a first protruding portion provided at a position closer to the stepped portion than the claw portion of the first sliding surface; and
a second protruding portion provided on the second sliding surface to be capable of getting over the first protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,559,909

TAMPER RESISTANT ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. An electrical receptacle comprising:a cover including two cover apertures configured to receive two contact blades of a plug;
a platform coupled to the cover, the platform including two platform apertures aligned with the two cover apertures, a channel between the two platform apertures, and a pin trap channel separate from the two platform apertures;
a slider positioned between the cover and the platform and coupled to the platform, the slider including a post engaging the channel and shutters connected to the post; and
a coil spring coupled to the slider, the coil spring having a resting state in which the shutters are interposed between the two cover apertures and the two platform apertures, and having a compressed state in which the shutters are not interposed between the two cover apertures and the two platform apertures such that the two contact blades of the plug are permitted to pass through the two platform apertures,
wherein the slider glides along the channel of the platform as the coil spring moves between the resting and compressed states, and
wherein the pin trap channel is positioned to trap a pin that is inserted into one of the two cover apertures and that reaches the platform past the shutters.

US Pat. No. 10,559,906

SECUREMENT OF SOLDER UNIT UPON CONTACT

FU DING PRECISION COMPONE...

1. An electronic component comprising:a module sub-assembly including at least a first module a second module, the first module forming a plurality of first conductive pads, the second module forming a plurality of second conductive pads;
a connecting part including a body and a plurality of contact tails on two sides of the body to be respectively soldered upon the first conductive pads and the second conductive pads, respectively;
each of said contact tails including a mounting pad defining opposite top surface and undersurface with a through hole extending therethrough in a vertical direction; and
a plurality of solder units each secured to the corresponding mounting pad before a reflow process, and filling the corresponding through hole after the reflow process and extending below the undersurface to secure the mounting pad and the conductive pad together; whereinbefore the reflow process, the solder unit is located upon the top surface of the mounting pad and grasped by a folded section of the mounting pad.

US Pat. No. 10,559,891

FLAT PANEL ARRAY ANTENNA WITH INTEGRATED POLARIZATION ROTATOR

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A panel array antenna, comprising:an input layer comprising a waveguide network coupling an input feed on a first side thereof to a plurality of primary coupling cavities on a second side thereof; and
an output layer on the second side of the input layer, the output layer comprising a monolithic layer including an array of horn radiators, respective horn radiator inlet ports in communication with the horn radiators, and respective slot-shaped output ports in communication with the respective horn radiator inlet ports to couple the horn radiators to the primary coupling cavities,
wherein the horn radiators, the respective horn radiator inlet ports, and the respective slot-shaped output ports comprise respective orientations that are rotated relative to one another,
wherein the respective horn radiator inlet ports are confined within edges of the horn radiators coupled thereto in plan view, and
wherein the monolithic layer is configured to provide respective output signals from the horn radiators having a polarization orientation that is rotated by a desired polarization rotation angle relative to respective input signals received at the respective slot-shaped output ports coupled thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,559,861

BATTERY MANAGEMENT METHOD, BATTERY, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A battery comprising:a first cell unit;
a first control circuit electrically connected with the first cell unit, the first control circuit being configured to disconnect an electrical connection between the first cell unit and a power output terminal of the first control circuit in response to a failure of the first cell unit;
a second cell unit connected with the first cell unit in parallel; and
a second control circuit electrically connected with the second cell unit, the second control circuit being configured to disconnect an electrical connection between the second cell unit and a power output terminal of the second control circuit in response to a failure of the second cell unit;
wherein:
the first control circuit is in communication with the second control circuit;
in response to a failure of the second control circuit, the first control circuit is configured to output a first signal indicating the failure in the second control circuit; and
in response to a failure of the first control circuit, the second control circuit is configured to output a second signal indicating the failure in the first control circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,559,851

MAGNESIUM BATTERY ELECTROLYTE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A magnesium battery electrolytic solution comprising a solute of an organic boron magnesium salt blended with an aprotic polar solvent, wherein:the concentration of the organic boron magnesium salt is 0.2 to 1 mol/L;
the aprotic polar solvent is an ether; and
the organic boron magnesium salt is an organic boron magnesium salt complex having a structure of R3B—(R?MgX)2, where R and R? are the same or different and each represent a fluoroaryl group, an alkylated aryl group, an aryl group, an alkyl group, or a pyrrolidinyl group, and X represents a halogen, and wherein R3B is a Lewis acid with a boron center that is at least one selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the following structural formulae:

US Pat. No. 10,559,844

CLAMPING APPARATUS OF BATTERY CELL COMPRISING FIXING JIG EMPLOYED WITH GUIDE BLOCK FOR ALIGNMENT OF BATTERY CELL

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery cell clamping device configured to fix and clamp two or more battery cells in a process of clamping and baking the battery cells arranged in one direction, comprising:fixing jigs interposed between the battery cells;
a pressure applying part configured to clamp a cell arrangement, which is arranged with the fixing jigs interposed, by applying a pressure from one surface of the cell arrangement toward a direction of the other surface opposite to the one surface; and
a base having a structure supporting the cell arrangement in a direction against the pressure applied from the pressure applying part in a state in which the cell arrangement is disposed on an upper surface of the base,
wherein each of the fixing jigs is formed with guide blocks to align a given battery cell at a fixed position on the each of the fixing jigs in such a manner that each guide block abuts at least two side surfaces of the given battery cell which are extended with respect to each other,
wherein the each of the fixing jigs includes a rectangular plate on which the given battery cell is seated, and the each guide block protrudes in a vertical direction from one surface of the rectangular plate on which the given battery cell is seated, and
wherein a protruding height of the each guide block is less than a thickness of the given battery cell to allow the pressure applying part to apply the pressure to the battery cells when clamped.

US Pat. No. 10,559,836

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DISTRIBUTING REACTANTS INTO A FUEL CELL OR INTO AN ELECTROLYZER CELL

ELCOGEN OY, Vantaa (FI)

1. A solid oxide fuel cell including a fuel flow guiding arrangement, the solid oxide fuel cell having a fuel side, an air side, and an electrolyte element between the fuel side and the air side, wherein the arrangement comprises:a flow field plate for each cell to arrange air flow on a first side of the flow field plate and fuel flow on a second side of flow field plate;
a flow distribution area on the flow field plate;
a flow outlet area on the flow field plate;
a side gas channel of the fuel cell located perpendicularly to a main flow direction of the fuel flow channel area for guiding fuel feed flow to the fuel distribution area, the flow distribution area being located outside of an electrochemically active electrolyte element area;
an air inflow and outflow to and from respectively, an electrolyte element in one of the same flow direction and opposite flow direction with the main fuel flow;
a flow adjusting structure for turning about 90° at least one of a fuel feed flow on the flow distribution area and fuel outlet flow on the flow outlet area, the flow adjusting structure including flow restriction orifices, each having a geometrical shape defining fuel flow volume of parallel fuel flow channels in order to equalize flow distribution on the electrolyte element, the flow adjusting structure being located outside of the electrochemically active electrolyte element area; and
the flow adjusting structure having at least partly an elliptical shape as said at least one geometrical shape, wherein the solid oxide fuel cell is configured to operate at a temperature range of 500°-1000° C.

US Pat. No. 10,559,727

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF COLORFUL MICRO-LED, DISPLAY MODLUE AND TERMINALS

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A manufacturing method of colorful Micro-LEDs, comprising:providing a substrate, wherein one side of the substrate is configured with an array having a plurality of blue-light micro-LEDs; the plurality of blue-light micro-LEDs comprise first preset blue-light Micro-LEDs, second preset blue-light Micro-LEDs, and third preset blue-light Micro-LEDs; wherein the first preset blue-light Micro-LEDs are disposed between the second preset blue-light Micro-LEDs and the third preset blue-light Micro-LEDs;
configuring a light emitting surface of the blue-light Micro-LEDs of the array to face upward and immersing the whole substrate into the first-color photosensitive solution;
turning on only the first preset blue-light Micro-LEDs of the array without turning on the second preset blue-light Micro-LEDs and the third preset blue-light Micro-LEDs for conducting polymerization on the first preset blue-light Micro-LEDs to form at least one first lens, and forming a first-color pixel on the at least one first lens;
after the at least one first lens and the first-color pixel are formed, configuring the light emitting surface of the blue-light Micro-LEDs of the array to face upward and immersing the whole substrate into the second-color photosensitive solution;
turning on only the second preset blue-light Micro-LEDs of the array without turning on the first preset blue-light Micro-LEDs and the third preset blue-light Micro-LEDs for conducting the polymerization on the second preset blue-light Micro-LEDs to form at least one second lens, and forming a second-color pixel on the at least one second lens;
wherein the first-color pixel is one of a red pixel and a green pixel, and the second-color pixel is the other of the red pixel and the green pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,559,721

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a light emitting element mounted on the substrate;
a light reflecting resin member surrounding the light emitting element, and configured and arranged to reflect light emitted from the light emitting element;
a sealing member disposed in a region surrounded by the light reflecting, resin member;
an electrically conductive wiring arranged on an upper surface of the substrate such that the substrate includes an exposed region exposed from the electrically conductive wiring with at least a part of the exposed region of the substrate being embedded in the light reflecting resin member, the electrically conductive wiring being electrically connected to the light emitting element; and
a lens member disposed above the light emitting element to reach an outer edge of the substrate, the lens member being in contact with an upper surface of the sealing member and an upper surface and an outer lateral surface of the light reflecting resin member, an entire top surface of the lens member being exposed with the top surface of the lens member defining a part of an outermost surface of the light emitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,719

SOLID-STATE RADIATION TRANSDUCER DEVICES HAVING AT LEAST PARTIALLY TRANSPARENT BURIED-CONTACT ELEMENTS, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A light-emitting diode device, comprising:a light-emitting diode including—
a first semiconductor material,
a second semiconductor material, and
an active region between the first semiconductor material and the second semiconductor material;
a first contact electrically coupled to the first semiconductor material;
a second contact including a buried-contact element electrically coupled to the second semiconductor material, wherein the buried-contact element has an end portion directly adjacent to the second semiconductor material, and wherein the end portion of the buried-contact element is transparent; and
an optical component disposed over the second semiconductor material, the optical component including—
a transparent matrix, and
color-converting particles within the matrix, wherein the color-converting particles are configured to absorb radiation from the light-emitting diode at a first wavelength within the first wavelength range and to emit radiation at a second wavelength within the second wavelength range different than the first wavelength range,
wherein the light-emitting diode device has an average reflectivity of backscatter radiation from the color-converting particles at the buried-contact element, and wherein the average reflectivity is greater than 75%.