US Pat. No. 10,555,609

PRESSURE-SENSING CHAIR, INCLUDING FIRST ELASTIC BODY HAVING LOWER ELASTIC MODULUS THAN SECOND ELASTIC BODIES ARRANGED THEREIN

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A pressure-sensing chair comprising:a sensing sheet including a first electrode having a plurality of first conductive regions formed in a first direction and a plurality of first non-conductive regions formed in the first direction, a second electrode having a plurality of second conductive regions formed in a second direction and a plurality of second non-conductive regions formed in the second direction, and an intermediate layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the sensing sheet including a plurality of sensing regions corresponding to regions where the plurality of first conductive regions intersect the plurality of second conductive regions; and
a cushion on the sensing sheet, the cushion including:
a first elastic body disposed on the sensing sheet and having a first elastic modulus; and
a plurality of second elastic bodies arranged in the first elastic body and having a second elastic modulus higher than the first elastic modulus, wherein the plurality of second elastic bodies extend in a direction from an upper portion of the first elastic body toward the sensing sheet, wherein each of the plurality of second elastic bodies includes a first head unit adjacent to an upper surface of the cushion, a second head unit adjacent to the sensing sheet, and an extension unit connecting the first head unit and the second head unit, and a width of the first head unit is greater than a width of the extension unit, and a width of the second head unit is greater than the width of the extension unit,
wherein the cushion is disposed on the sensing sheet such that the first electrode is in direct contact with the cushion and each second head unit of the cushion is vertically adjacent to a different one of the sensing regions of the sensing sheet, and the first elastic body of the cushion is provided between each of the second head units of the cushion such that the first elastic body of the cushion is vertically adjacent to each of the plurality of first non-conductive regions.

US Pat. No. 10,555,595

HANGING CHAIR HAVING A SPREADING STICK

LA SIESTA GMBH, Jungenhe...

1. A hanging chair, comprising:a spreading stick, a hanging chair surface, suspension strings, and drawstring tunnels on the hanging chair surface for receiving the suspension strings,
wherein
a base section of the hanging chair surface of the hanging chair has at least one approximately rectangular seat surface and a trapezoidal back surface attached to the seat surface,
a trapezoidally widening extension portion is attached to an edge of the seat surface that is opposite to a connection of the seat surface with the back surface,
the extension portion, on account of the trapezoidal widening in a suspended laterally gathered state of the hanging chair, continues the seat surface approximately horizontally and adapted to support stretched-out legs of a person using the hanging chair,
the seat surface, back surface and extension portion have common lateral drawstring tunnels on each lateral edge of the hanging chair surface for string guidance and fastening to the spreading stick,
these lateral drawstring tunnels bring out, by the suspension strings guided therein, a gathering of an entire length of each lateral edge of the hanging chair surface, and
these gatherings on the hanging chair, when suspended, form a steeper profile of the back surface with respect to a flatter extending profile of the seat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,555,570

NECKWEAR FOR DISPLAYING COINS, MEDALS OR BARS

PATUGA LLC, Clarence, NY...

1. A neckwear, comprising:a neckband;
a neckband module;
at least one display segment;
at least one fastener;
a first coin, medal or bullion bar, said neckband module including a compartment containing the first coin, medal or bullion bar, and said neckband module displaying the first coin, medal or bullion bar; and
a second coin, medal or bullion bar, said at least one display segment including a compartment containing the second coin, medal or bullion bar, and said at least one display segment displaying the second coin, medal or bullion bar,
wherein said neckband directly connects to said neckband module, and said neckband module directly connects to said at least one display segment;
wherein said at least one fastener includes a first fastener, said first fastener pivotably connecting said neckband module to said at least one display segment;
wherein said first coin, medal or bullion bar and said second coin, medal or bullion bar are intra-changeable with one another; and
wherein said first coin, medal or bullion bar and said second coin, medal or bullion bar are coins, medals or bullion bars selected from the group consisting of:
(a) commemorative coins, medals or bullion bars sold by mints;
(b) precious metal coins, medals or bullion bars; and
(c) custom-designed coins, medals or bullion bars,
wherein said commemorative coins, medals or bullion bars commemorate events or honor people or organizations with achievements or deeds,
wherein said precious metal coins, medals or bullion bars comprise silver, gold or platinum, and
wherein, said custom-designed coins, medals or bullion bars are configured for the neckband module and the at least one display segment of the neckwear.

US Pat. No. 10,555,564

PANTS WITH BIASING CROTCH OPENING

Tania Brady, Englewood, ...

1. An article of clothing comprising:a body-encircling portion having a right leg panel, a left leg panel, and a crotch portion;
said crotch portion has an outer perimeter with a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, said crotch portion includes a first crotch panel and a second crotch panel, said crotch portion is fastenerless, said outer perimeter is essentially in the shape of a kite when said article is in a relaxed configuration, such that the first side and the third side have a first length, wherein the second side and the fourth side have a second length, and wherein the second length is greater than the first length;
said first crotch panel has a free edge, said second crotch panel has a free edge;
wherein said first and second sides are entirely directly affixed to said first crotch panel, and wherein a portion of said third side and a portion of said fourth side are directly affixed to said first crotch panel, and wherein said first crotch panel free edge extends continuously from said third side to said fourth side;
wherein said third and fourth sides are entirely directly affixed to said second crotch panel, and wherein a portion of said first side and a portion of said second side are directly affixed to said second crotch panel, and wherein said second crotch panel free edge extends continuously from said first side to said second side; and
wherein said first and second crotch panels are configured to bias to a closed position such that said right leg panel, said left leg panel, said first crotch panel, and said second crotch panel collectively cover a user's entire crotch area when said article is worn by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,555,557

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HEATING AND ATOMIZATION THEREOF

SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOG...

1. An electronic cigarette, wherein the electronic cigarette comprises a power supply device (1), a heating element (2) and a control device (3);the control device (3) is electrically connected with the power supply device (1) and the heating element (2) respectively, and the power supply device (1) supplies electric energy to the control device (3) and the heating element (2);
the control device (3) comprises:
a storage module storing a plurality of temperature variation parameters corresponding to a plurality of temperature variation curves, wherein each temperature variation curve shows a temperature variation of the heating element (2) when a liquid solution is heated with a first power, and the storage module also stores a plurality of preferable atomization temperatures corresponding to a plurality types of liquid solutions;
a temperature detection module for detecting a temperature variation of the heating element (2); and
a control module comparing the temperature variation parameters of the heating element (2) detected by the temperature detection module with the temperature variation parameters stored in the storage module, obtaining, if the type of the detected liquid solution is one of types of the liquid solution stored in the storage module, the preferable atomization temperature of the liquid solution, and controlling the heating of the liquid solution by the heating element (2) at the corresponding preferable atomization temperature.
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. 10,556,929

CYTOTOXIC T LYMPHOCYTE INDUCING IMMUNOGENS FOR PREVENTION TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS OF DENGUE VIRUS INFECTION

Emergex Vaccines Holding ...

1. A dengue virus vaccine comprising a peptide consisting of an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of VTLLCLIPTV (SEQ ID NO: 2), VTLYLGVMV (SEQ ID NO: 13), VTLVLVGIV (SEQ ID NO: 14), NIQTAINQV (SEQ ID NO: 1), TITEEIAVQ (SEQ ID NO: 3), NIQVAINQV (SEQ ID NO: 11) and NIQAAINQV (SEQ ID NO: 12), or a variant thereof having an improved ability to bind to MHC class I molecules.
US Pat. No. 10,555,919

MELATONIN IN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

1. A method of reducing seasonal worsening of MS in a subject who has MS, the method comprising:identifying a subject who has a history of seasonal worsening of MS;
detecting a level of melatonin in a sample from the subject;
comparing the level of melatonin in the sample to a reference level of melatonin;
identifying the subject as having a level of melatonin below the reference level; and
administering a therapeutically effective amount of a melatonin agonist to the subject who has a level of melatonin below the reference level.
US Pat. No. 10,555,927

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING SEXUAL PLEASURE AND PERFORMANCE

ILYSM, LLC, Murray, UT (...

1. A method of treating sexual dysfunction in a human in need thereof comprising:a) administering orally by ingestion which is not smoking or applying topically to said human in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a cannabinoid component comprising at least one of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol;
b) administering orally by ingestion which is not smoking or applying topically to said human in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a sexual response component selected from the group consisting of sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil; and
c) the cannabinoid component and the sexual response component effectively treating said sexual dysfunction in said human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,954

ANTI-PD-L1 NANOBODY, CODING SEQUENCE AND USE THEREOF

NANOMAB TECHNOLOGY LIMITE...

1. A VHH chain of an anti-PD-L1 nanobody, wherein the amino acid sequence of the VHH chain is shown in any one of SEQ ID NOs.: 18, 9, 63, 1, 12, 45, 70, 20, 74, and 50.
US Pat. No. 10,555,933

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING 4-[1-(2,3-DIMETHYLPHENYL)ETHYL]-3H-IMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES FOR TREATING RETINAL DISEASES

ALLERGAN, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method of treating geographic atrophy in a subject in need of such treatment, the method comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of (5) [3-(1-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)ethyl)-2-methylphenyl] methanol, or a tautomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any one of the foregoing.
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. 10,556,961

ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES FOR TREATMENT OF ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA

JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC., H...

1. A method of treating a subject having relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), comprising administering to the subject in need thereof an anti-CD38 antibody comprising heavy chain complementarity determining regions (HCDR) 1 (HCDR1), 2 (HCDR2) and 3 (HCDR3) sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 6, 7 and 8, respectively, and light chain complementarity determining regions (LCDR) 1 (LCDR1), 2 (LCDR2) and 3 (LCDR3) sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 9, 10 and 11, respectively, in combination with vincristine.
US Pat. No. 10,555,938

METHODS FOR TREATING DISORDERS OR DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERLIPIDEMIA AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA WHILE MINIMIZING SIDE EFFECTS

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A method of treating a subject suffering from hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an MTP inhibitor, wherein said administration of the MTP inhibitor comprises three step-wise, increasing dose levels of the MTP inhibitor;wherein each of the dose levels is no more than 50% of the immediately following dose level;
wherein each of the dose levels is administered for about 1 to about 12 weeks;
wherein the MTP inhibitor is N-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-9-[4-[4-[[[4?-(trifluoromethyl)[1,1?-biphenyl]-2-yl] carbonyl] amino]-1-piperidinyl]butyl]-9H-fluorene-9-carboxamide, methanesulfonate; and
wherein the administration of the MTP inhibitor reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol of the subject by at least 30% as compared to control blood levels.
US Pat. No. 10,556,964

BISPECIFIC ANTIBODY-MEDIATED CANCER THERAPY WITH CYTOKINE-INDUCED KILLER CELL

Wuhan YZY Biopharma Co., ...

1. A composition comprising a bispecific antibody bound to a cytotoxic immune cell,wherein the bispecific antibody comprises:
a) a monovalent unit comprising a light chain-heavy chain pair comprising a heavy chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3 and a light chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5, and
b) a single chain variable fragment (scFv) comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the scFv binds to the cell.
US Pat. No. 10,556,969

CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTORS WITH AN OPTIMIZED HINGE REGION

CHEMOTHERAPETICSHES FORSH...

1. A nucleic acid sequence comprising nucleic acids encoding:a linker region that does not contain a cysteine residue and is selected from the following:
a) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO. 2,
b) an amino acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO. 2 under the proviso that amino acid residue 48 is a serine, and
c) an amino acid sequence that differs in one, two or three amino acid residues from the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO. 2 under the proviso that amino acid residue 48 is a serine.
US Pat. No. 10,555,947

OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

OCUGEN, INC., Malvern, P...

1. An ophthalmic composition comprising: an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist and cyclosporin.
US Pat. No. 10,555,951

TARGETED TREATMENT OF LEIOMYOSARCOMA

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, I...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from leiomyosarcoma, the method comprising:administering to a patient determined to have advanced or metastatic leiomyosarcoma an effective amount of 4,4,4-trifluoro-N-[(1S)-2-[[(7S)-5-(2-hydroxyethyl)-6-oxo-7H-pyrido[2,3-d][3]benzazepin-7-yl]amino]-1-methyl-2-oxo-ethyl]butanamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,978

PROCESS AND CHEMISTRY FOR REDUCING DOLOMITE CONCENTRATIONS IN PHOSPHATE PROCESSING

Arr-Maz Products, L.P., ...

1. A method of reducing dolomite concentrations in phosphate processing, the method comprising:adding magnesium flocculant to phosphate rock during processing at a chemical plant; and wherein the magnesium flocculant is a polymer comprising:
a base monomer comprising acrylic acid, acrylamide, or a combination of acrylic acid and acrylamide: and
a functional monomer comprising hydroxyl ethyl methacrylate, 2-acrylamido-2-propane sulfonic acid, 3-allyl-1, 2-propanediol, and/or a derivative thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,217

CURED BIODEGRADABLE MICROPARTICLES AND SCAFFOLDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

THE SECANT GROUP, LLC, T...

1. A method of forming a pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising:combining an uncured polymeric ester resin and at least one controlled release agent to form an ester phase of the uncured polymeric ester resin loaded with the at least one controlled release agent; and
combining the ester phase comprising the uncured polymeric ester resin and the at least one controlled release agent with an elastomer phase comprising an elastomeric polymer resin, at a ratio of ester phase:elastomer phase selected to provide the ester phase as a dispersed discontinuous microspherical phase in a continuous matrix of the elastomer phase, to form a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition.
US Pat. No. 10,555,962

USE OF ICARITIN IN PREPARING MEDICAMENT FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING HEMATOCYTOPENIA

Lunan Pharmaceutical Grou...

1. A method for treating hematocytopenia comprising administering a composition comprising an effective amount of icaritin, as the sole active ingredient of the composition, to a human suffering from hematocytopenia, wherein the hematocytopenia is bone marrow suppression induced by radiation or a chemotherapeutic drug for treating cancer, or primary myelodysplasia.
US Pat. No. 10,555,966

BINDING OF GALECTIN-3 BY LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT PECTIN

ECONUGENICS, INC., Santa...

1. A method of treating a mammal which benefits from a reduction in available circulating galectin-3, comprising the steps of:a) Identifying a mammal in need of treatment for chronic heart failure, and
b) Administering to said mammal an amount of modified pectin of molecular weight of 3,000-13,000 Daltons, in an amount of 10-750 mg/kg/day, for a period of time sufficient such that said mammal exhibits a reduction in active galectin-3 levels in said mammal and thereby treat chronic heart failure in said mammal.
US Pat. No. 10,555,969

ZEOLITE MOLECULAR SIEVES FOR THE REMOVAL OF TOXINS

FRAMEWORK THERAPEUTICS, L...

1. A method of treating or palliating elevated human blood ammonia levels, comprising administering to a human suffering from hepatic encephalopathy or cirrhosis of the liver, a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a synthetic sodium aluminosilicate zeolite and a pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvant, wherein:(a) the synthetic sodium aluminosilicate is particulate and at least 90% of the particles are of particle size from about 90 ?m to about 150 ?m;
(b) the formulation is from about 50% (w/w) to about 95% (w/w) water; and
(c) the formulation is administered in a doses of from 2 g to 15 g sodium aluminosilicate up to 4 times per day.
US Pat. No. 10,556,227

CRYSTALLINE AMMONIA TRANSITION METAL MOLYBDOTUNGSTATE


US Pat. No. 10,556,740

SYSTEM OF PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES

1. A system of personal care products comprising:a. a first personal care product for stage 1 of a human life, wherein stage 1 of a human life is generally from birth to about six months of life, the first personal care product including a first package that includes a simple color and one simple shape, the first personal care product having a high mildness score, being free of dye, and having a first formulation attribute designed for the human at stage 1 of life, wherein at least one first formulation attribute is fragrance, and wherein the fragrance is a fragrance associated with simple foods;
b. a second personal care product for stage 2 of a human life, wherein stage 2 of a human life is generally from about six months of life to about 18 months of life, the second personal care product including a second package that includes at least one more color than the first personal care product, and the second package having at least two different simple shapes, the second personal care product having a second formulation attribute designed for the human at stage 2 of life wherein the second formulation attribute is different than the first formulation attribute, wherein at least one second formulation attribute is fragrance, and wherein the fragrance is selected from the group consisting of a fragrance that resembles a single fruit or other fragrant food or a fragrance that resembles a simple blend of food;
c. a third personal care product for stage 3 of a human life, wherein stage 3 of human life is generally from about 18 months of life to about 3 years of life, the third personal care product including a third package that includes more colors than the second personal care product, the third package including complex shapes, the third personal care product having a third formulation attribute designed for the human at stage 3 of life wherein the third formulation attribute is different than the second formulation attribute, wherein at least one third formulation attribute is fragrance, and wherein the fragrance is a fragrance associated with the group consisting of floral, non-food related and complex blends of foods,
wherein the personal care products are selected from group consisting of wash, lotion, shampoo, bubble bath, cream, oil, butter, solid oil, powder, bar, wipe, cologne, conditioner, cleansing water, liquid powder, oil to powder, ointment, and gel;
wherein each stage defines a period of time in which a human has reached or is in the process of reaching at least two developmental milestones selected from cognitive developmental milestone, emotional developmental milestone, social developmental milestone and/or physical developmental milestone.
US Pat. No. 10,556,229

COMPOSITE CATALYST, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE CATALYST, METHOD FOR PRODUCING LOWER OLEFIN AND METHOD FOR REGENERATING COMPOSITE CATALYST

CHIYODA CORPORATION, Yok...

1. A composite catalyst for producing a lower olefin from a hydrocarbon feedstock, comprising:a zeolite being a crystalline aluminosilicate containing gallium and iron or iron in the framework of the zeolite and further having a framework with 8- to 12-membered ring; and
silicon dioxide,
wherein
when the zeolite is a crystalline aluminosilicate containing iron and gallium, and
an acid density as a composition ratio of the number of moles of silicon to a sum of the number of moles of iron, gallium, and aluminum is 75.0 to 200.0, a composition ratio of the number of moles of gallium to a sum of the number of moles of iron, gallium, and aluminum is 0.1 to 0.4, and a composition ratio of the number of moles of iron to a sum of the number of moles of iron, gallium, and aluminum is 0.2 to 0.6,
and
when the zeolite is a crystalline aluminosilicate containing iron, and
an acid density as a composition ratio of the number of moles of silicon to a sum of the number of moles of iron and aluminum is 75.0 to 200.0, and a composition ratio of the number of moles of iron to a sum of the number of moles of iron and aluminum is 0.4 to 0.7.
US Pat. No. 10,555,973

THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS

University of Utah Resear...

1. A therapeutic composition, comprising:an amount of processed amniotic fluid having a therapeutically effective amount of protein and hyaluronic acid (HA), said composition being substantially free of lanugo, vernix, and cells harvested with amniotic fluid, wherein the protein is present in an amount from about 0.15 mg/ml to about 10 mg/ml and wherein the composition is lyophilized and has an optical density of less than 0.20 when exposed to electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength of 590 nm in a liquid form.
US Pat. No. 10,559,821

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:a cathode comprising a cathode active material consisting of:
a compound of formula 1:
(1?s?t)[Li(LiaMn(1?a?x?y)NixCoy)1?a)O2]*s[Li2CO3]*t[LiOH]  (1)
wherein 0 a, x and y represent a molar ratio, and s and t represent a weight ratio,
an anode,
a separator, and
a non-aqueous electrolyte,
wherein a cycle capability of the lithium secondary battery at 30th cycle is 94% or more.
US Pat. No. 10,555,977

PROBIOTIC BACTERIA FOR THE TOPICAL TREATMENT OF SKIN DISORDERS

DuPont Nutrition Bioscien...

1. A method for treating a disorder associated with Tight Junction function in a patient in need thereof, wherein:the method comprises topically administering a formulation comprising an effective amount of a probiotic bacteria, a soluble metabolite of a probiotic bacteria and/or a cell lysate of a probiotic bacteria;
the probiotic bacteria is Propionibacterium jensenii P63; and
the disorder is selected from the group consisting of psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis, dry skin, allergy, rashes, UV-irritated skin, detergent irritated skin, thinning skin and asthma.
US Pat. No. 10,555,469

SOYBEAN VARIETIES ‘2441083’, ‘2441085’, AND ‘2441246’

Asociados Don Mario S.A.,...

1. A soybean seed selected from the group consisting ofa soybean seed designated as ‘2441083’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125118;
a soybean seed designated as ‘2441085’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125119;
and a soybean seed designated as ‘2441246’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125120.
US Pat. No. 10,555,983

COMPOSITION FOR BRAIN ACTIVATION, COMPRISING GINSENG FRUIT EXTRACT

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A method for activating the brain or for improving cognitive function comprising: administering a ginseng fruit extract to activate the brain, to improve cognitive function to a subject having cognitive function disorders thereof,wherein the brain is activated or improves cognitive function in a subject in need, wherein the administration is administrating the effective amount of a ginseng fruit extract orally to a subject in need, and
wherein the ginseng fruit extract is an ethanol extract of the ginseng fruit which is prepared by adding ethanol to a ginseng fruit, followed by refluxing and filtering, and then concentrating under reduced pressure, and comprises 30 wt % or more of a crude saponin based on the total weight of the ginseng fruit extract,
wherein the cognitive function disorder is one or more selected from degenerative brain diseases, alcoholic cognitive function disorder, cognitive function disorder caused by cerebral hemorrhage, loss of brain function due to accidents, aging-induced cognitive function disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
US Pat. No. 10,559,828

SLURRY FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY POSITIVE ELECTRODES

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A slurry for a lithium ion secondary battery positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material, a binder, a conductive material, and N-methyl pyrrolidone, whereinsaid binder comprises a nitrile group containing acrylic polymer and a fluorine containing polymer,
a ratio of a viscosity measured by a coaxial cylinder type viscometer ((the viscosity at a shear speed of 2 sec?1)/(the viscosity at the shear speed of 20 sec?1)) is 1.0 to 2.5,
the viscosity at the shear speed of 2 sec?1 measured by a coaxial cylinder type viscometer is 1,000 to 20,000 mPa·s, and the viscosity at the shear speed of 20 sec?1 measured by a coaxial cylinder type viscometer is 1,000 to 8,000 mPa·s,
the fluorine containing polymer is polyvinylidene fluoride,
a weight average molecular weight of said nitrile group containing acrylic polymer is 100,000 to 2,000,000,
a content of said binder is 0.8 to 3 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the positive electrode active material,
a content ratio of the nitrile group containing acrylic polymer in said binder is 5 to 50 wt %,
a content of said conductive material is 1 to 3 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the positive electrode active material,
the nitrile group containing acrylic polymer contains 5 to 35 wt % of nitrile group containing monomer unit, and
both of the nitrile group containing acrylic polymer and the fluorine containing polymer are dissolved in N-methyl pyrrolidone.
US Pat. No. 10,555,984

METHOD FOR INCREASING EXPRESSION OF PDPRD GENE BY USING PEANUT SKIN EXTRACT

TCI CO., LTD., Taipei (T...

1. A method for preventing or treating hepatocellular carcinoma, consisting of administrating to a subject in need an effective amount of a composition consisting of a peanut skin extract and a carrier, wherein the extract is obtained by extracting the peanut skin with water.
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. 10,555,474

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV674722

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV674722, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV674722 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125230.
US Pat. No. 10,555,986

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT DERIVED FROM NATURAL PRODCUTS BY HOT MELT EXTRUSION (HME) PROCESSING

1. A cocoa extract composition rich in flavonoids consisting essentially of a cocoa extract dispersed by hot melt extrusion or hot melt mixing and encapsulated in polymer matrices selected from the group consisting of:(i) a mixture of a polyvinyl caprolactam-polyvinyl acetate-polyethylene glycol graft copolymer with a copolymer of methacrylic acid and methyl methacrylate; and
(ii) a mixture of ethyl cellulose, polyvinyl acetate-polyvinylpyrrolidone copolymer and a copolymer of methacrylic acid and methyl methacrylate.
US Pat. No. 10,557,012

COATING COMPOSITION COMPRISING SUBMICRON CALCIUM CARBONATE

OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG, O...

1. A glossing and opacifying coating composition comprising:(i) at least one submicron ground natural calcium carbonate (SMGCC) having a volume median particle diameter d50 of 0.05 to 0.3 ?m and a d98 of less than or equal to 0.6 ?m, and titanium dioxide, wherein the titanium dioxide: SMGCC weight ratio in the composition is from 75:25 to 98:2, and wherein the calcium carbonate is calcite, marble, chalk or limestone; and
(ii) glossing and opacifying coating composition components,
wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition has a pigment volume concentration (PVC) of from 5 vol.-% up to a critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC),and wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition, applied to a contrast card to form a layer having a thickness of 150 ?m or 300 ?m, has a gloss that is within ±3% of the gloss of the same composition and thickness in which the SMGCC is fully replaced with the titanium dioxide, when gloss is measured either at a 60° or an 85° incident angle according to DIN 67530.
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. 10,555,989

TREATMENT OF LEARNING DISABILITIES AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS WITH SK CHANNEL INHIBITOR(S)

1. A method for treating a learning disability in a subject exposed to alcohol in utero or in a subject having fetal alcohol syndrome comprising administering tamapin or a tamapin analog to a subject in need thereof.
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. 10,557,027

HIGH FLOW TPO COMPOSITION WITH EXCELLENT TENSILE STRAIN AT BREAK AND LOW POWDER STICKINESS

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) comprisinga) a propylene homopolymer (HPP) having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 100 to 300 g/10 min, and
b) an elastomeric propylene-ethylene copolymer (E),
wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO)
(i) has a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 20 to 35 g/10 min,
(ii) comprises a xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction in an amount from 28 to 38 wt.-%, based on the total weight of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO),
wherein further the xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) has
(iii) an intrinsic viscosity (IV) in the range of 2.5 to 3.5 dl/g, and
(iv) an ethylene content (EC) of 15 to 35 wt.-% based on the total weight of the xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO).
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. 10,557,032

COMPOSITION FOR SUPPORT MATERIAL AND INK SET FOR STEREOLITHOGRAPHY

MAXELL HOLDINGS, LTD., K...

1. A composition for a support material to be used in a support material for supporting a model material used to form a shaped article through ink-jet stereolithography, the composition comprising:polyalkylene glycol having an oxybutylene group,
wherein a content of the polyalkylene glycol having an oxybutylene group is 15 parts by mass or more and 75 parts by mass or less with respect to a total mass of the composition for a support material taken as 100 parts by mass.
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. 10,556,014

COMPOUNDS CONTAINING A VASCULAR DISRUPTING AGENT

ELLIPSES PHARMA LIMITED, ...

1. A compound or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising a compound X which promotes the formation of stable microtubules in a manner similar to paclitaxel associated with a peptide Y comprising a matrix metalloproteinase cleavage site comprising the amino acid sequence -Arg-Ser-Cit-Gly-Hof-Tyr-Leu- (SEQ ID NO: 4).
US Pat. No. 10,557,043

TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE NANO SILVER CONTROLLED-RELEASE SMART ANTIBACTERIAL COATING AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

FU ZHOU UNIVERSIT, Fuzho...

1. A temperature-sensitive nano-silver controlled release antibacterial coating composite comprising:25˜35 parts by weight of water,
30˜40 parts by weight of acrylic,
20˜30 parts by weight of polyurethane resin,
2˜3 parts by weight of temperature-sensitive nano-silver controlled release antibacterial agent,
1.5˜2.5 parts by weight of dispersant,
1.0˜1.5 parts by weight of curing agent,
0.8˜1.0 parts by weight of defoamer,
0.5˜0.8 parts by weight of filming additive, and
0.5˜0.8 parts by weight of leveling agent;
wherein the temperature-sensitive nano-silver controlled release antibacterial agent is nano-silver adsorbed to particles of nanometer mesoporous SiO2 modified by poly N-isopropyl acrylamide;
above 32° C. poly N-isopropyl acrylamide on the surface of nano-mesoporous SiO2 particles will shrink, blocking the mesopores and thus preventing the release of internal nano-Ag: when the temperature is below 32° C. poly N-isopropyl acrylamide on the surface of nano-mesoporous SiO2 particles will be in the dilated state, the release of internal nano-Ag becomes unimpeded, so that controlled release of nano Ag can be achieved.
US Pat. No. 10,557,045

PIGMENT DISPERSANT WITH HINDERED LIGHT AMINE STABILIZER AND PIGMENT DISPERSIONS AND COATING COMPOSITIONS BASED THEREON

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A pigment dispersion comprising (a) at least one pigment and (b) a polymeric dispersant comprising residual units derived from polymerization of a mixture of monomers comprising (b1) at least one ethylenically unsaturated hindered amine light stabilizing monomer and (b2) at least one additional ethylenically unsaturated monomer different from monomer (b1),wherein the polymeric dispersant further comprises at least one linkage in the polymer selected from an ester linkage, an ether linkage or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,022

IMAGEABLE POLYMERS

Biocompatibles UK Ltd., ...

1. Hydrogel polymer microspheres wherein the hydrogel polymer comprises: a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) backbone comprising at least two pendant chains having cross-linkable ethylenically unsaturated functional groups which are cross linked by a vinylic co-monomer;wherein the PVA comprising 1,3 diol groups is acetalised with a radiopaque species which is coupled to the hydrogel polymer through a cyclic acetal group, the radiopaque species comprising one or more covalently bound iodines.
US Pat. No. 10,557,048

INKS

Fujifilm Imaging Colorant...

1. An ink comprising:(a) from 0.5 to 5 parts of a self-dispersible pigment;
(b) from 5 to 8 parts of a styrene acrylic latex binder;
(c) from 0 to 5 parts of a glycol selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, propylene glycol, dipropylene glycol or triethylene glycol;
(d) from 1 to 10 parts of 2-pyrrolidone;
(e) from 1 to 15 parts of glycerol;
(f) from 0.1 to 0.5 parts of 2,4,7,9-tetramethyl-5-decyne-4,7-diol or an ethylene oxide condensate thereof;
(g) from 0.001 to 5 parts of biocide;
(h) from 0 to 10 parts of a polyethylene glycol; and
(i) the balance to 100 parts water, wherein the ink has a surface tension of from 30 to 40 dynes/cm when measured at 25° C. using a Kruss K100 tensiometer.
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. 10,556,299

FLUX AND RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FLUX

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A flux comprising:at least one selected from 0.3 to 2.0 mass % of an organochlorine compound, and more than 0.04 mass % and 1.00 mass % or less of an amine hydrochloride; and
0.2 to 1.5 mass % of an organophosphorus compound that is at least one selected from a phosphonic acid ester and a phenyl-substituted phosphinic acid, each based on the whole flux.
US Pat. No. 10,555,532

PLANT GROWTH-PROMOTING BACTERIA AND METHODS OF USE

Spogen Biotech Inc., St....

27. An inoculum for application to plants, plant seeds, or a plant growth medium, wherein the inoculum comprises an effective amount of a bacterial culture, an agriculturally acceptable carrier, and a fungicide, wherein the bacteria in the bacterial culture comprise:(a) Bacillus mycoides strain BT155 (NRRL No. B-50291);
(b) Bacillus mycoides strain EE118 (NRRL No. B-50918);
(c) Bacillus subtilis strain EE148 (NRRL No. B-50927);
(d) Alcaligenes faecalis strain EE107 (NRRL No. B-50920);
(e) Bacillus mycoides strain EE141 (NRRL No. B-50916);
(f) Bacillus mycoides strain BT46-3 (NRRL No. B-50922);
(g) Bacillus cereus family member strain EE128 (NRRL No. B-50917);
(h) Bacillus thuringiensis strain BT013A (NRRL No. B-50924);
(i) Paenibacillus massiliensis strain BT23 (NRRL No. B-50923);
(j) Bacillus cereus family member strain EE349 (NRRL No. B-50928);
(k) Bacillus subtilis strain EE218 (NRRL No. B-50926);
(l) Bacillus megaterium strain EE281 (NRRL No. B-50925);
(m) salt-tolerant and thiram-resistant Paracoccus sp. strain NC35 (NRRL No. B-50948);
(n) salt-tolerant and thiram resistant Bacillus mycoides strain BT155 (NRRL No. B-50949);
(o) thiram-resistant Bacillus aryabhattai strain CAP53 (NRRL No. B-50946);
(p) thiram-resistant Bacillus thuringiensis strain BT013A (NRRL No. B-50947); or
(q) glyphosate-tolerant Bacillus aryabhattai strain CAP53 (NRRL No. B-50945);
and wherein the fungicide comprises a substituted benzene, a thiocarbamate, an ethylene bis dithiocarbamate, a thiophthalidamide, a copper compound, an organomercury compound, an organotin compound, a cadmium compound, anilazine, benomyl, cyclohexamide, dodine, etridiazole, iprodione, metlaxyl, thiamimefon, triforine, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,557,123

METHODS FOR REPROGRAMMING CELLS AND USES THEREOF

Genesis Technologies Limi...

1. A method of obtaining a neural multipotent or unipotent cell, comprising:i) providing a cell of a first type which is not a neural multipotent or unipotent cell;
ii) increasing expression of at least one neural multipotent or unipotent gene regulator in the cell of a first type, to a level at which the at least one neural multipotent or unipotent gene regulator is capable of driving transformation of the cell of a first type into the neural multipotent or unipotent cell, wherein the at least one multipotent or unipotent gene regulator is Musashi1 (Msi1), Neurogenin 2 (Ngn2), or both Msi1 and Ngn2; and
iii) placing or maintaining the cell in a neural cell culture medium and maintaining sufficient intracellular levels of the at least one multipotent or unipotent gene regulator for a sufficient period of time to allow a stable neural multipotent or unipotent cell to be obtained.
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. 10,557,149

RECOMBINANTLY-MODIFIED ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS HELPER VECTORS AND THEIR USE TO IMPROVE THE PACKAGING EFFICIENCY OF RECOMBINANTLY-MODIFIED ADENO-ASSOCIATED VIRUS

Vigene Biosciences, Inc.,...

1. A recombinantly-modified adeno-associated virus (AAV) helper vector that comprises an AAV helper function-providing polynucleotide, wherein said polynucleotide comprises a non-native AAV serotype P5 or P40 promoter sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,555,892

FUNCTIONALIZED SILOXANE OR POLYSILOXANE COATED PARTICLES WITH ENHANCED LIGHT FILTERING PROPERTIES

Nanophase Technologies Co...

1. A coated powder comprising:(a) particles, and
(b) a coating, on the surface of the particles, comprising
optionally (1) silica moieties,
(2) organo oxysilane moieties selected from the group consisting of mono-organo oxysilane moieties, bi-organo oxysilane moieties and tri-organo oxysilane moieties, and
optionally (3) organo-substituted polysiloxane moieties
wherein the organo oxysilane moieties each have the formula R?nSiO4-n, with n=1, 2 or 3, each R? group is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, esters, amides and aromatic moieties having an absorption band maximum in the region of 280 nm to 780 nm, and
at least one organo oxysilane moiety comprises the aromatic moiety having an absorption band maximum in the region of 280 nm to 780 nm.
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. 10,556,411

WATER BARRIER LAMINATE

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A water barrier laminate comprising a plastic base material, the water barrier laminate being adapted for use in an arrangement wherein an outer surface of the water barrier laminate faces an atmosphere having a relatively high water content and an inner surface of the water barrier laminate faces an atmosphere having a relatively low water content, wherein:a first inorganic barrier layer, a water-trapping layer and a second inorganic barrier layer are formed in this order on the inner surface side of said plastic base material;
an auxiliary water-trapping layer is formed on said inner surface side of said second inorganic barrier layer to trap water from the side surface; and
said auxiliary water-trapping layer faces the atmosphere having the relatively low water content or is located in a region at a distance of not more than 20 ?m from the surface that faces the atmosphere having the relatively low water content.

US Pat. No. 10,560,953

ANTENNA TUNING DEVICES AND ANTENNA TUNING METHODS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An antenna tuning method of wireless communication equipment, the antenna tuning method comprising:performing multiple sampling based on transmission signals applied to an antenna and reception signals corresponding to the transmission signals during a measurement period for which a first frequency is allocated to the transmission signals, such that a plurality of instances of sampling data are generated based on the multiple sampling, each instance of sampling data including data corresponding to the transmission signal and data corresponding to the reception signals;
calculating a parameter associated with antenna tuning based on the plurality of instances of sampling data; and
tuning the antenna based on the parameter,
wherein the transmission signals include a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal, the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal sequentially applied to the antenna during the measurement period, and
the performing of the multiple sampling includes
performing first sampling on both the first transmission signal and a first reception signal, the first reception signal corresponding to a return signal of the first transmission signal; and
performing second sampling on both the second transmission signal and a second reception signal, the second reception signal corresponding to a reflection signal of the second transmission signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,912

WIRELESS DEVICE RANGING

Provenance Asset Group LL...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a first device, a timing measurement frame from a second device, the timing measurement frame having a plurality of time measurement samples, wherein at least a first time measurement sample of the plurality of time measurement samples has a transmit timestamp value;
determining transmit timing values for subsequent time measurement samples of the plurality of time measurement samples based on an offset from the transmit timestamp value of the first time measurement sample;
applying a receive timestamp value to each of the subsequent time measurement samples received; and
determining a relative clock drift between a clock of the first device and a clock of the second device by comparing the receive timestamp values with transmit timing values of the subsequent time measurement samples contained in the timing measurement frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,879

TECHNIQUES FOR ESTABLISHING A SECURE CONNECTION BETWEEN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND A LOCAL AREA NETWORK VIA AN ACCESS NODE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a wireless device, the method comprising:establishing a connection with an access node (AN) of a local area network (LAN);
transmitting a query to the AN for an indication of one or more protocol end points for an authentication;
receiving a response to the query comprising authentication end point information that includes the indication of the one or more protocol end points for the authentication, wherein the one or more protocol end points comprise a non-access stratum (NAS) layer, a radio resource control (RRC) layer, or both the NAS layer and the RRC layer;
determining to perform the authentication via at least one of the one or more protocol end points based at least in part on the received indication of the one or more protocol end points;
transmitting an authentication indication comprising the determination to perform the authentication; and
performing the authentication via the connection established with the AN and the at least one of the one or more protocol end points, based at least in part on the determination to perform the authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,878

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication system comprising:a first terminal with a floor granted, the first terminal, in operation, transmits data to a communication node; and
a second terminal, which, in operation, receives the data from the communication node, wherein
the first terminal, in operation, uses either of a first service performing communication with the communication node via a base station, or a second service performing communication with the communication node via a relay terminal,
when switching a radio connection destination from the base station to the relay terminal during use of the first service or from the relay terminal to the base station during use of the second service, the first terminal transmits a pause request to the communication node to pause data transmission from the communication node to the second terminal, and buffers, subsequent to the pause request being transmitted, the data generated during the switching of the radio connection destination, and
after completion of the switching of the radio connection destination, the first terminal transmits the buffered data to the communication node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,871

OPERATION PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An operation processing method applied to a portable electronic device comprising a display and multiple application programs, the operation processing method comprising:obtaining and storing a traffic value by:
determining that an object of one the application programs is from another portable electronic device;
determining that the another portable electronic device does not send the traffic value;
enabling traffic statistics collection when the object is opened;
ending the traffic statistics collection when the object is completely loaded;
obtaining the traffic value when the object is completely loaded; and
storing the traffic value;
detecting a first operation to trigger sending the object of one of the application programs, wherein the object comprises a video file, an audio file, a picture, or a page that contains a link;
retrieving the traffic value for loading the object in response to the first operation, wherein the traffic value is determined based in part by the portable electronic device collecting traffic statistics associated with opening the object;
displaying the traffic value in an input box of a to-be-sent screen;
detecting a second operation to send the object and information comprising the traffic value; and
sending the object and the information in response to the second operation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,870

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING CELLULAR-WLAN AGGREGATION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a cellular-wireless local area network (cellular-WLAN) aggregation (CWA), comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection to a cellular network;
receiving a first RRC message configuring a CWA fora radio bearer from the cellular network on the RRC connection;
enabling data handling for the radio bearer in response to the first RRC message;
communicating a plurality of packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDUs) associated with the radio hearer with a WLAN according to the CWA, when the data handling for the radio bearer is enabled;
receiving an RRCConnectionRelease message or a MobilityFromEUTRACommand message on the RRC connection from the cellular network; and
disabling the data handling for the radio bearer and stopping performing data recovery for the radio bearer, in response to the RRCConnectionRelease message or the MobilityFromEUTRACommand message; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device,
wherein the data recovery comprises performing at least one retransmission of PDCP PDUs previously submitted to an re-established acknowledged mode (AM) radio link control (RLC) entity in an ascending order of COUNT values from the first PDCP PDU of the at least one retransmission of PDCP PDU for which the successful delivery is not confirmed by a lower layer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,868

TERMINAL-AIDED BACKHAUL COMPRESSION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method performed at a delegate wireless terminal in a wireless communication system using terminal aided backhaul compression, comprising:receiving, at the delegate wireless terminal, a message label from a network node, wherein the message label identifies a first message stored in a memory of the delegate wireless terminal, and wherein the delegate wireless terminal is a delegate for storing messages to be communicated from a transmitting network node to a receiving network node using backhaul compression;
identifying, at the delegate wireless terminal, based on the received message label, the first message stored in the memory of the delegate wireless terminal;
transmitting, at the delegate wireless terminal, the first message to an intended destination;
receiving, at the delegate wireless terminal, a second message from the network node;
in response to the second message corresponding to the message label, comparing, at the delegate wireless terminal, the second message to the first message;
in response to the second message being different from the first message, storing the second message in the memory with the message label, and deleting the first message from the memory; and
in response to the delegate wireless terminal being disconnected from the receiving network node, erasing one or more messages and message labels stored in the memory that correspond to messages and message labels stored in the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,867

REDUCING INTERMODULATION DISTORTION IN A RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A radio frequency (RF) circuit comprising:a common node coupled to an antenna;
multiplexer circuitry coupled to the common node and comprising a first transmit filter, a second transmit filter, and a first receive filter, wherein:
the first transmit filter is configured to provide an RF uplink signal in a first uplink band to the common node in an uplink carrier aggregation (ULCA) mode;
the second transmit filter is configured to provide the RF uplink signal in a second uplink band to the common node in the ULCA mode;
the first receive filter is configured to receive an RF downlink signal in a first downlink band from the common node; and
at the common node, the RF uplink signal comprises an intermodulation distortion (IMD) product that falls within the first downlink band;
tunable reflection circuitry coupled to a ground;
a shunt path switch disposed between the first receive filter and the tunable reflection circuitry; and
control circuitry configured to control the shunt path switch to couple the first receive filter to the tunable reflection circuitry to form an IMD shunt path from the common node to the ground to attenuate the IMD product to the ground in the RF uplink signal in the ULCA mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,866

METHOD OF HANDLING PACKET LOSSES IN TRANSMISSIONS BASED ON DASH STANDARD AND FLUTE PROTOCOL

EXPWAY, Paris (FR) INSTI...

1. A method of retrieving data, the method comprising:receiving, by a user device via a data transmission network, a file portion transmitted in accordance with a multicast protocol from a file delivery service linked to the data transmission network, the received file portion including data fragments that are independently processable, the receiving including receiving packets of symbols and generating each data fragment in the received file portion by (i) decoding the received packets of symbols, and (ii) when the received packets of symbols include repair symbols, processing transmission errors using the transmitted repair symbols;
receiving, by the user device, a file delivery table (FDT) from the file delivery service;
reading, by the user device, in the file delivery table, location information indicating locations of the data fragments in the received file portion; and
determining, by the user device, from the read location information, a corrupted data fragment present in the data fragments of the received file portion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,864

EVENT-DRIVEN NETWORK DEMAND FINDER OF A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

1. A network device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
facilitating a radio frequency scan within a defined geographical area, wherein the defined geographical area comprises a portion of a coverage area of an access point device;
based on a result of the radio frequency scan, identifying a group of user equipment that are located within the defined geographical area;
based on monitoring respective call activities of the group of user equipment, determining a quantity of the group of user equipment that have initiated an emergency service; and
in response to determining that the quantity of the group of user equipment that have initiated the emergency service exceeds a threshold quantity, facilitating a modification of a signal transmitted via an antenna of the access point device to increase network coverage in the defined geographical area.

US Pat. No. 10,560,863

METHOD OF OPERATING CELLULAR MOBILE RADIO NETWORK

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method of acquiring parameters reflecting the supply quality of a cellular mobile radio network having at least one mobile radio terminal that is a conventional subscriber terminal of a user of the mobile radio network and a base station, the method comprising the steps of:the mobile radio terminal
receiving a control message from the base station for configuration of the mobile radio terminal to acquire parameters when entering a predefined area, wherein in the control message at least the parameters are specified and the acquisition area is defined,
determining the current position of the mobile radio terminal,
determining the parameters when the mobile radio terminal has reached the area within the mobile radio network, and
sending the parameters to the base station in a report message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,861

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MEASURING A CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR (CQI)

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit for controlling a first cell communicating with a terminal that receives signals from the first cell to which the terminal belongs and from a second cell, the integrated circuit comprising:transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmission, to the terminal, of information indicating subframes that include a subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second cell, and controls transmission, to the terminal, of a reference signal on the subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second cell; and
receiving circuitry, which, in operation, controls reception of a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI), which the terminal measures using the reference signal, wherein the terminal measures a CQI for a subframe, in which the second cell causes no interference to the first cell to which the terminal belongs, based on said information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,860

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING UPLINK CHANNEL CONDITION

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a transmission point, an initial configuration identifying a group of assessment devices;
determining, by the transmission point, a channel condition for each communications channel between one of the assessment devices and the transmission point; comparing, by the transmission point, each of the channel conditions with a first threshold;
transmitting, by the transmission point, a report to a network entity in response to at least one of the channel conditions meeting the first threshold; and
transmitting, by the transmission point, an uplink coordinated multiple point (CoMP) transmission to a group of uplink CoMP receiving devices grouped in accordance with the report, for multiple point reception and reconstruction of the uplink CoMP transmission, the group of assessment devices having a different membership than the group of uplink CoMP receiving devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,848

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RELATED APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, an access stratum (AS) security mode command (SMC) from a base station;
after receiving the AS SMC, generating, by the terminal device, a signaling plane encryption protection key, a signaling plane integrity protection key, a user plane encryption protection key, and a user plane integrity protection key;
enabling, by the terminal device, signaling plane protection using the signaling plane encryption protection key and the signaling plane integrity protection key;
receiving, by the terminal device, a Radio Resource Control (RRC) reconfiguration message from the base station; and
enabling, by the terminal device, user plane integrity protection for a protocol data unit (PDU) session using the user plane integrity protection key when the RRC reconfiguration message includes integrity protection indication information, wherein the integrity protection indication information is configured to instruct enabling the user plane integrity protection.

US Pat. No. 10,560,847

MOBILE TERMINAL, LOCK STATE CONTROL PROGRAM FOR MOBILE TERMINAL, AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LOCK STATE OF MOBILE TERMINAL

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device that can set and release a lock state, the device comprising:a display operable to display a first screen in a lock state, the first screen comprising a first display object;
a touch panel coupled to the display, and operable to detect a touch on the first screen, a move of the touch and a release of the touch;
at least one controller configured to cause the display to display the first display object based on one or more graphical elements, operable to:
move the first display object in a moving direction of the touch on the first screen and change at least one of the one or more graphical elements in response to detecting the move of the touch on the first screen;
delete the first display object from the first screen in response to a further detecting of the move of the touch after moving the first display object and changing the at least one of the one or more graphical elements; and
release the lock state after deleting the first display object.

US Pat. No. 10,560,841

FACILITATING ANONYMIZED COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Twilio Inc., San Francis...

1. A method comprising:providing, by an anonymized communication platform, an Application Programming Interface (API) to an online service, the online service incorporating the API into a client-side application provided by the online service to users of the online service, the API incorporated into the client-side application providing the users of the online service to initiate anonymized communication sessions facilitated by the anonymized communication platform as part of the online service, the online service being a separate entity from the anonymized communication platform;
receiving, at the anonymized communication platform, a request from a first client device that is executing the client-application provided by the online service, the request being to initiate an anonymized communication session between the first client device and a second client device as part of the online service, the first client device being associated with a first user of the online service and the second client device being associated with a second user of the online service, the API of the anonymized communication platform that is incorporated into the client-side application causing the client device to transmit the request to the anonymized communication platform;
in response to receiving the request, selecting, from a set of available proxy contact identifiers, a first proxy contact identifier for the first user, the first proxy contact identifier enabling communication with the anonymized communication platform;
generating an anonymized communication record for the anonymized communication session between the first client device and the second client device, the anonymized communication record indicating that the first proxy contact identifier is assigned to the first contact identifier for the first client device; and
causing the first proxy contact identifier to be provided to the second client device associated with the second user, the first proxy contact identifier enabling the second client device to communicate with the first client device during the anonymized communication session.

US Pat. No. 10,560,840

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC, ADAPTIVE AND COMPOSITE PRIVACY AND SECURITY FOR IOT COMMUNICATION

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method for dynamically adapting privacy and security for Internet of Things (IoT) communication, the method comprising:handling, by an Interconnect Gateway (ICG) of a Communicating Local Entity (CLE), a communication request received from a Communicating Remote Entity (CRE) by determining communication requirement, based on ICG communication-policy;
performing, by the ICG and an IoT Gateway (IoTGW), a pre-engagement communication between the CRE and the CLE for exchange of information upon determining the communication requirement, wherein the IoTGW is communicatively coupled to each of the ICG and the CLE;
maintaining, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the pre-engagement communication during the exchange of information between the CRE and the CLE;
establishing, by the ICG and the IoTGW, an engagement communication between the CRE and the CLE, wherein the IoTGW establishes the engagement communication when an interest level during the exchange of information is greater than a predefined interest level;
maintaining, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the engagement communication to identify one or more privacy and security related events during the exchange of communication and to identify one or more actions to handle the one or more privacy and security related events; and
terminating, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the engagement communication when at least one of actions are undertaken on the one or more privacy and security related events or upon completion of the engagement communication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,837

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING STANDALONE LOCAL GATEWAY SERVICE FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a first evolved NodeB (eNB) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first eNB to a second eNB, a secondary eNB (SeNB) addition request message including a local home network identity (LHN ID) of the first eNB,
wherein the LHN ID of the first eNB identifies a local home network to which the first eNB belongs, and
wherein the SeNB addition request message informs that the first eNB is connected to a stand-alone local gateway (L-GW) related to a local network;
receiving, by the first eNB from the second eNB, a response message indicating whether a SeNB addition request is accepted or rejected,
wherein the response message indicates the SeNB addition request is accepted when the LHN ID of the first eNB is the same as a LHN ID of the second eNB,
wherein the response message indicates the SeNB addition request is rejected when the LHN ID of the first eNB is not the same as the LHN ID of the second eNB,
wherein the LHN ID of the first eNB is the same as the LHN ID of the second eNB when the second eNB is connected to the L-GW to which the first eNB is connected,
wherein the LHN ID of the second eNB is included in the response message, and
wherein the LHN ID of the second eNB identifies a local home network to which the second eNB belongs;
transmitting, by the first eNB to a mobility management entity (MME), an E-UTRAN radio access bearer (E-RAB) modification indication message including the LHN ID of the second eNB, when the response message indicates the SeNB addition request message is accepted;
receiving, by the first eNB from the MME, an E-RAB modification confirmation message including a list of modified E-RABs and a list of failed E-RABs; and
keeping, by the first eNB, connection with the second eNB,
wherein the first eNB is a master eNB (MeNB) in dual connectivity and the second eNB is a SeNB in dual connectivity, and
wherein the stand-alone L-GW is co-located with a serving gateway (S-GW).

US Pat. No. 10,560,833

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXCHANGING FRAMES FOR PROXY SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a frame for attribute information by a first neighbor awareness networking (NAN) terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a second NAN terminal, a first frame for requesting a service; and
receiving, from the second NAN terminal, a second frame for first attribute information related to the requested service,
wherein a generic advertisement service (GAS) frame is used for proxy service and a service discovery frame is used for services other than the proxy service,
wherein when the first frame is the GAS frame, the first attribute information includes information on the proxy service,
wherein when the first frame is the service discovery frame:
the first attribute information includes information on a service configured based on a first field value of the first frame, and
the first frame includes information that the service discovery frame is used for the services other than the proxy service.

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. 10,560,823

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining vehicle state data describing an operational state of a vehicle using a mobile device, where the mobile device comprises a processor and a memory in communication with the processor;
determining vehicle location data using the mobile device, where the vehicle location data describes the location of the vehicle;
obtaining vehicle status data using the mobile device, wherein:
the mobile device comprises a microphone; and
the vehicle status data comprises audio data captured using the microphone and indicating a hazard signal within the vehicle having been activated;
generating a vehicle event based on the vehicle state data, the vehicle location data, and the vehicle status data;
obtaining notification data using the mobile device; and
displaying the notification data using the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,820

REMOTELY CONTROLLING ASPECTS OF POOLS AND SPAS

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC, ...

3. A method of controlling pool or spa equipment installed at a site, comprising:a. wirelessly transmitting signals from a networking device present at the site;
b. receiving, at a receiving device, the signals wirelessly transmitted by the networking device;
c. receiving user input at the receiving device causing the receiving device to communicate wirelessly with the networking device;
d. thereafter wirelessly transmitting, from the networking device to the receiving device, a first service set identifier (SSID) of a first Wi-Fi network and a second SSID of a second Wi-Fi network with both of which the networking device is capable of communicating wirelessly;
e. displaying on the receiving device information about the first and second SSIDs wirelessly transmitted by the networking device;
f. receiving user input at the receiving device, including receiving a user's selection of the first Wi-Fi network or the second Wi-Fi network, and causing the networking device to communicate wirelessly with the first or second Wi-Fi network as selected by the user; and
g. controlling pool or spa equipment via the networking device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,813

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDEX-CODED MULTICAST TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting downlink data by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a first user equipment (UE), a first request signal for first data;
receiving, from a second UE, a second request signal for second data;
grouping the first and the second UEs into a multicast group, and
transmitting, to the first and the second UEs, downlink data based on reception of cashed information for the multicast group,
wherein one transmission packet generated based on an exclusive OR (XOR) operation for the first and the second data, is transmitted to the first and the second UEs based on a first transmission time, when the cashed information is received,
wherein the first and the second data are transmitted respectively to the first and the second UEs based on a same second transmission time, when the cashed information is not received, and
when the first transmission time is a transmission time obtained for the one transmission packet, based on consideration of all channel environments between UEs in the multicast group and the BS.

US Pat. No. 10,560,811

TRACKING DEVICE, SYSTEM FOR TRACKING OBJECTS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Intelligent Cleaning Equi...

1. A tracking system, consisting of:a beacon system distributed across an area of operation, wherein at least one cleaning device operates within the area of operation;
a wearable device positioned on a user of the at least one cleaning device, the wearable device being configured to receive a unique identifier from the at least one cleaning device through near-field communications; and
a service provider system that consists of a controller having a processor and memory, the processor executing instructions stored in memory to:
provision the at least one cleaning device with moving logic;
receive signals indicative of actual movement of the user from motion sensors on the wearable device;
compare the actual movement of the user with the moving logic to determine if the user is operating the at least one cleaning device in accordance with the moving logic; and
transmit an alert to an administrator when the actual movement of the user does not correspond with the moving logic.

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. 10,560,805

PROXIMITY BASED POSITIONING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for determining a reporting threshold related to proximity based positioning in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:obtaining a propagation model, wherein the propagation model is a Received Signal Strength (RSS) model;
obtaining deployment information relating to deployment of reference network nodes serving as transmitters in the wireless communications network and comprising any one or more out of: a transmitter location, a transmitter power and a building information;
for each of a plurality of candidate reporting thresholds calculating a corresponding localization accuracy metric based on:
the deployment information related to a deployment of the wireless communications network;
an evaluation position related to the evaluation of a received signal;
a propagation model relating the evaluation position and the evaluation of the received signal; and
the respective candidate reporting threshold; and
determining the reporting threshold based on the plurality of corresponding localization accuracy metrics,
wherein determining the reporting threshold is further based on that the corresponding localization accuracy metric fulfils a requirement related to localization accuracy or an optimization of the localization accuracy metric with respect to the reporting threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,800

MERGING PAYLOADS IN GEOFENCE CROWDED VENUES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:detecting that a mobile device is located in an area to receive payloads corresponding to a first geofence and a second geofence from a set of geofences operating in the area;
forming a combined geofence definition, responsive to a first payload of the first geofence in the set of geofences and a second payload of the second geofence in the set of geofences, by combining a first definition of the first geofence with a second definition of the second geofence;
combining, using a processor and a memory at a data processing system, the data processing system being distinct from a mobile device traveling in the area, and responsive to the forming the combined geofence definition, the first payload with the second payload to form a combined payload; and
transmitting, to the mobile device the combined geofence definition and the combined payload.

US Pat. No. 10,560,797

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An information processing device connected over a network to a mobile terminal carried by a user, the information processing device comprising:an interface configured to communicate with the mobile terminal via the network;
a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor that is programmed by the instructions in the memory to execute:
collecting time-series positional data composed of time-series positional information of the mobile terminal and estimating a regular behavior of the user of the mobile terminal on the basis of the time-series positional data of the mobile terminal; and
determining information to be distributed to the user and distributing the determined information to the mobile terminal of the user,
converting the time-series positional data of the mobile terminal into frequency data of a frequency domain and generating a plurality of feature amounts of the frequency data,
detecting a periodic behavior of the user on the basis of the plurality of feature amounts of the frequency data, extracting a plurality of feature sites to which the user periodically visits on the basis of the detected periodic behavior, and estimating respective attributes of each of the extracted feature sites, and
classifying the daily time-series positional data of the user into a plurality of clusters on the basis of the feature amount of the frequency data, generating a respective movement pattern for each of the classified clusters, classifying a plurality of behavior patterns of the user on the basis of the movement pattern for each of the classified clusters the estimated attribute of each of the feature sites,
wherein the determined information to be distributed to the mobile terminal of the user is based on a classification result of the behavior patterns and an estimation result of the respective attributes of each of the extracted feature sites.

US Pat. No. 10,560,789

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-FITTING AN ELECTROACOUSTIC STIMULATION SYSTEM TO A PATIENT

Advanced Bionics AG, Sta...

1. A system comprising:an electro-acoustic stimulation (“EAS”) sound processor configured to be located external to a patient;
a cochlear implant communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and configured to be implanted within the patient;
an electrode array communicatively coupled to the cochlear implant and configured to be located within a cochlea of the patient; and
a receiver communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and configured to be in communication with an ear of the patient;
wherein the EAS sound processor
enters a self-fitting mode in which the EAS sound processor does not direct the cochlear implant and/or the receiver to apply, to the patient, electrical and/or acoustic stimulation representative of audio signals presented to the patient,
directs, while in the self-fitting mode, the receiver to apply acoustic stimulation to the patient, the acoustic stimulation not representative of an audio signal presented to the patient,
records, using at least one electrode included in the electrode array, an evoked response that occurs in response to the acoustic stimulation applied while the EAS sound processor is in the self-fitting mode,
compares the evoked response to a baseline evoked response recorded by the EAS sound processor prior to recording the evoked response, and
performs a predetermined action based on the comparison between the evoked response and the baseline evoked response.

US Pat. No. 10,560,782

SIGNAL PROCESSOR

SOCIONEXT INC, Kanagawa ...

1. A signal processor that performs crosstalk cancellation on an audio signal that is input, in a distorted acoustic space where two speakers are placed, the two speakers including an X-side speaker placed on an X-side of a listener and a Y-side speaker placed on a Y-side of the listener, where X denotes one of left and right, and Y denotes the other of left and right, the signal processor comprising:a controller that controls sounds to be output from the two speakers so that a sound of the audio signal is substantially cancelled at a Y-side ear that is a listener's ear on the Y-side, wherein
the controller causes the Y-side speaker to output a sound of the audio signal and causes the X-side speaker to output a sound of a signal obtained by processing the audio signal using transfer function GCY, where a transfer function between the Y-side speaker and the Y-side ear is defined as GYY, a transfer function between the X-side speaker and the Y-side ear is defined as GXY, and a transfer function obtained by dividing the transfer function GYY by the transfer function GXY is defined as GCY.

US Pat. No. 10,560,779

SOUND RADIATING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF PROVIDING THE SAME

1. A sound radiating arrangement comprising:M elements comprising a front face, wherein the sound radiating arrangement has a lateral extension along an x-axis and a vertical extension along a y-axis;
N elements, wherein N?M; which N elements in the front face of each respective of the N elements are provided with a sound radiating unit, such as one or more loudspeaker units, configured to radiate sound energy from the respective front face and into the surroundings, such that a sound field is creatable in front of the sound radiating arrangement, wherein the sound radiating arrangement includes a signal providing apparatus configured to provide an individual unit of said sound radiating units with a signal that is a combination of processed or unprocessed left and right channel signals of a stereophonic signal;
an input terminal configured to receive an input signal comprising said left and right signals of the stereophonic signal;
controllable signal combining units configured to combine said left and right signals to one or more combined output signals;
controllable signal routing units configured to (i) receive said one or more combined output signals from the signal combining units and (ii) selectively route said one or more combined output signal to one or more of said sound radiating units; and
at least one control unit configured to control said signal combining units and said signal routing units,
wherein each respective of said sound radiating units receives a selected combination of said one or more combined output signals.

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. 10,560,777

BONE CONDUCTION DESIGNS IN WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Vigo Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:a frame comprising a first arm configured to rest over an ear of a user; and
a bone conduction unit disposed within the first arm at a position that contacts a head of the user, wherein the bone conduction unit comprises:
a bone conduction transducer; and
a suspension that is external to the bone conduction transducer and isolates at least one surface of the bone conduction transducer from contacting the first arm to reduce sound leakage from the bone conduction transducer, wherein the suspension comprises:
a first attachment point that is attached to a side of the bone conduction transducer; and
a second attachment point that is affixed to the first arm so that the bone conduction transducer is suspended within the first arm.

US Pat. No. 10,560,772

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE DATA NETWORK ACCESS

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of providing wireless local area network (WLAN)-based services to a plurality of user devices within a prescribed location, the WLAN comprising one or more wireless access points (WAPs), the method comprising:enabling receipt, at the WLAN via at least one of the one or more WAPs, of (i) data indicative of a first request for access to a content distribution and delivery network from a first user device of the plurality of user devices, and (ii) data indicative of the first user device being associated with a first classification;
receiving, at a network entity from the at least one of the one or more WAPs, (i) the data indicative of the first request, and (ii) the data indicative of the first user device being associated with the first classification;
determining, via the network entity, data indicative of a first privilege of the first user device within the WLAN based at least in part on the data indicative of the first user device being associated with the first classification;
utilizing the data indicative of the first privilege to selectively cause application of at least one first WLAN access policy with respect to the first user device; and
causing application of at least one second WLAN access policy to one or more others of the plurality of user devices;
wherein the at least one first WLAN access policy comprises an enhanced WLAN service as compared to the at least one second WLAN access policy.

US Pat. No. 10,560,768

SOUND RECEPTACLE

JUST FUNKY LLC, Richfiel...

1. An article of manufacture, comprising:an inner wall;
an outer wall, wherein the inner wall and the outer wall form a double walled receptacle; and
a removable portion of the double walled receptacle, wherein the removable portion affixes to a bottom of the double walled receptacle, wherein the removable portion comprises:
a speaker device,
at least one illuminating device, and
a control device having circuitry and configured to generate an output of sound that is emitted from the speaker device, and control illumination of the at least one illuminating device corresponding with a portion of a song being played as the output of sound.

US Pat. No. 10,560,767

SOUND GENERATOR, A SHIELDING AND A SPOUT

Sonion Nederland B.V., H...

1. A sound generator comprising:a housing having a first, plane, wall portion with a housing opening,
a shielding element, for shielding against electrical and/or magnetic fields, covering at least a portion of the first wall portion and having a shield opening, the shielding element being positioned adjacent to the first wall portion, where:
a sound outlet formed by an overlap, when projected on to a plane of the first wall portion, of an outline of the housing opening and an outline of the shield opening,
the shield opening has, when projected on to the plane, an area being no more than 150% of an area of the sound outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,560,761

CROSS-DEVICE HANDOFFS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method implemented using one or more processors, comprising:receiving an indication of an assistant query provided by a user via one or more user interface elements associated with a first computing device, wherein the assistant query forms at least part of a conversation between the user and a first assistant executing at the first computing device;
determining whether to handoff the conversation from the first assistant executing at the first computing device to a second assistant executing at a second computing device, wherein determining whether to handoff the conversation is based at least in part on a current status of the second computing device, and wherein determining whether to handoff the conversation based at least in part on the current status of the second computing device comprises:
determining to handoff the conversation to the second assistant executing at the second computing device based on the current status of the second computing device indicating that the second computing device is capable of receiving the conversation; and
providing, in response to determining to handoff the conversation to the second assistant, an indication of the conversation to the second computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,758

TWO-STAGE CONTENT ITEM SELECTION PROCESS INCORPORATING BRAND VALUE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an online system, a plurality of content items for presentation in videos to users of the online system, each content item associated with targeting criteria and a bid amount;
obtaining, by the online system, a number of video views for each of a plurality of videos for a previous time period, each video of the plurality of videos being associated with a source of a plurality of sources in the online system that provided the video to users of the online system, the number of video views corresponding to a projected demand for the plurality of videos in a current time period subsequent to the previous time period;
obtaining user interactions with each of the plurality of sources by users of the online system;
determining a brand value for the source of each video of the plurality of videos, the brand value for the source being computed based at least in part on a number of user interactions with the source;
determining, for the current time period, a content item inventory of a plurality of content items to present within videos being presented to the users of the online system in the current time period;
determining a brand value threshold such that the projected demand for the plurality of videos in the current time period for sources of the plurality of sources having a brand value at least meeting the brand value threshold equals a number of content items in the content item inventory;
for each video impression opportunity to present a content item within a video to a user in the current time period,
determining the brand value for the source of the video associated with the video impression opportunity;
determining whether the brand value for the source of the video is greater than the brand value threshold;
responsive to the brand value for the source of the video being greater than the brand value threshold,
selecting, in a selection process with a plurality of candidate content items, a candidate content item for inclusion in the video; and
providing the video with the selected content item for presentation to the user for the video impression.

US Pat. No. 10,560,756

TERRESTRIAL BROADCAST MARKET EXCHANGE NETWORK PLATFORM AND BROADCAST AUGMENTATION CHANNELS FOR HYBRID BROADCASTING IN THE INTERNET AGE

Sinclair Broadcast Group,...

1. A system, comprising:a broadcast gateway located in an Internet Protocol (IP) core network, wherein the broadcast gateway is configured to:
receive content from a plurality of content providers;
generate a system timestamp based on a time signal; and
generate a baseband signal including a user plane signal and a control plane signal, the user plane signal including the content from the plurality of content providers, and the control plane signal including the system timestamp; and
a plurality of broadcast modulators located in a Single Frequency Network (SFN), wherein each broadcast modulator of the plurality of broadcast modulators is configured to:
receive the baseband signal from the broadcast gateway;
receive a clock pulse;
generate a broadcast superframe by modeling of a physical layer based on the control plane signal of the baseband signal using a cross-layer control mechanism of the broadcast gateway; and
transmit the broadcast superframe via a plurality of broadcast transmitters, wherein a start of transmission of the broadcast superframe is aligned with a rising edge of the clock pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,560,753

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMAGE ALTERATION

1. A method, comprising:provisioning, by a provider system comprising a processing system including a processor, a plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings;
accessing, by the provider system, a video signal having a plurality of images and an audio track, wherein the provider system provides the video signal to a set-top box of a subscriber via a provider network;
receiving, by the provider system, an alteration request over a communication network from a remote control device of the subscriber, wherein the plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings are displayed in a selectable cycle of alteration settings, and the alteration request comprises a selected alteration setting from the selectable cycle of alteration settings, wherein the selected alteration setting is selected using the remote control device;
accessing an alteration setting from a plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings stored at a mobile device according to the alteration request;
altering, by the provider system, the plurality of images of the video signal to blur the video signal based on the alteration request and the alteration setting from the plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings, thereby producing a blurred video signal, wherein the blurred video signal obscures an image of the plurality of images responsive to the alteration request, wherein the image includes objectionable material, and wherein the image is obscured by reducing a resolution of the video signal, by setting a plurality of chrominance values associated with the video signal to a constant chrominance value, by setting a plurality of luminance values associated with the video signal to a constant luminance value, by desaturating the video signal or by a combination thereof;
providing, by the provider system, the blurred video signal to the set-top box of the subscriber via the provider network for presentation by equipment of the subscriber, wherein the set-top box provides the blurred video signal to the mobile device;
detecting, by the provider system, a next programming segment in the video signal, wherein the next programming segment does not contain the objectionable material;
restoring, by the provider system, the video signal to obtain a restored video signal for presentation in response to the detecting of the next programming segment; and
providing, by the provider system, the restored video signal to the set-top box of the subscriber via the provider network for presentation by the equipment of the subscriber.

US Pat. No. 10,560,750

INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, APPARATUS AND SMART TELEVISION

ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIM...

1. A method implemented by one or more computing devices, the method comprising:acquiring, at a computing device, a selection instruction for a displayed information portal;
retrieving, by the computing device from a remote server, an information set corresponding to the information portal upon the access of the information set;
rendering, at the computing device, the information set behind the information portal, the rendering causing a plurality of pieces of information in the information set to be completely occluded by the information portal;
displaying, at the computing device, the information set in response to a control instruction and according to a first particular parameter, wherein the first particular parameter includes a display position parameter indicating a position of displaying the plurality of pieces of information in the information set and wherein the display position parameter satisfies a condition that respective display positions of the plurality of pieces of information are distributed radially or quasi-radially with a center thereof being located at a position of the information portal, wherein the display position parameter further includes a transient position parameter and a final position parameter, the transient position parameter comprising a first display position relative to the information portal and the final position parameter comprising a second display position relative to the transient position parameter, the displaying comprising moving, by the computing device, each of the plurality of pieces of information to a respective display position based on the display position parameter such that each of the plurality of pieces of information are moved away from the center of the information portal and partially occluded by the information portal, are initially displayed at the transient position parameter, and are subsequently moved to the final position parameter; and
executing, by the computing device after displaying the information set, an operation of reversing the displaying of the information set according to the first particular parameter in response to detecting that the information portal is switched from being selected to being unselected.

US Pat. No. 10,560,748

MANAGED CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Intertrust Technologies C...

1. A method for managing electronic content performed by a client device comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the client device to perform the method, the method comprising:receiving, by the client device, a broadcast content stream, the broadcast content stream comprising a plurality of encrypted content packets and at least one license information packet;
processing, by the client device, the license information packet, wherein processing the license information packet comprises:
decrypting a session key included in the license information packet using a device key associated with the client device,
verifying a signature of at least a portion of the license information packet using the decrypted session key, and
determining that the license information packet is valid based on an expiration date included in the licensing information;
receiving, at the client device, a request to render the broadcast content stream; and
in response to the request, descrambling the content stream based on the processed license information packet, wherein descrambling the content stream comprises:
decrypting a content key included in the license information packet using the decrypted session key,
decrypting an encrypted control word included in the license information packet using the decrypted content key, and
decrypting the plurality of encrypted content packets using the decrypted control word.

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. 10,560,734

VIDEO SEGMENTATION AND SEARCHING BY SEGMENTATION DIMENSIONS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

5. A computer-implemented method for video management, the method comprising:accessing video content using a video content cognitive index, wherein the video content is associated with a plurality of segmentation dimensions such that different portions of the video content have different values for each of the plurality of segmentation dimensions;
segmenting the video content into a plurality of time-based segments;
upon segmenting the video content into the plurality of time-based segments, generating an enhanced segmented video based on segment reconstruction rules including one or both of a segment reconstruction rule to merge two or more time-based segments shorter than a first threshold length into a longer time-based segment, and a segment reconstruction rule to split a time-based segment longer than a second threshold length into two or more shorter time-based segments;
receiving a search query for video content; and
based on values of the plurality of segmentation dimensions for each of the plurality of time-based segments, identifying one or more time-based segments relevant to the search query.

US Pat. No. 10,560,723

CONTEXT MODELING FOR TRANSFORM COEFFICIENT CODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for coding video data, the method comprising;determining a context for a first syntax element for a current block of video data based on a coding mode of the current block, wherein the coding mode comprises one of an intra coding mode or an inter coding mode, wherein a value for the first syntax element indicates whether there is at least one non-zero transform coefficient level associated with the current block of video data;
determining a probability model based on the determined context for the first syntax element; and
context coding the first syntax element based on the determined probability model.

US Pat. No. 10,560,722

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 the second filter is applied by using vertical reference pixel values and horizontal reference pixel values,
wherein, when the intra prediction mode of the current block is a DC mode, the filtered prediction value is generated by applying a 3-tap filter to an upper-leftmost pixel of the current block among the prediction pixels of the current block and applying a 2-tap filter for remaining pixels indicating uppermost and leftmost pixels except the upper-leftmost pixel among the prediction pixels of the current block,
wherein the 3-tap filter includes a first filter coefficient corresponding to the prediction value of the upper-leftmost pixel, and the 2-tap filter includes a second filter coefficient corresponding to the prediction value of the remaining pixels, and
wherein the second filter coefficient is 1.5 times larger than the first filter coefficient.

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. 10,560,714

PICTURE PREDICTION METHOD AND PICTURE PREDICTION APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A picture prediction method, comprising:determining motion vectors of W control points in a current picture block;
obtaining, by calculation, motion vectors of P pixel units of the current picture block by using a motion model and the motion vectors of the W control points, wherein precision of the determined motion vectors of the W control points is 1/n of pixel precision, precision of the motion vector of each of the P pixel units is 1/N of the pixel precision, the motion vector of each of the P pixel units is used to determine a corresponding reference pixel unit in a reference picture of a corresponding pixel unit, W, n, and N are integers greater than 1, N is greater than n, and P is a positive integer; and
performing interpolation filtering on a pixel of the corresponding reference pixel unit by using an interpolation filter with a phase of Q, to obtain a predicted pixel value of each of the P pixel units, wherein Q is an integer greater than n.

US Pat. No. 10,560,706

HIGH LAYER SYNTAX FOR TEMPORAL SCALABILITY

Vidyo, Inc., Hackensack,...

1. A decoding device configured to decode media encoded using scalable coding with temporal scalability at a pre-determined maximum temporal level, comprising:a decoder adapted to decode a single bit flag temporal_nesting_flag in a sequence parameter set that is indicative of a temporally nested structure of layers and pertains to all frames of a coded video sequence, and decode a coded first picture of the coded video sequence with a first layer_id;
wherein, in response to the decoded temporal_nesting_flag equal to 1, the decoder is adapted to remove at least one second picture of the coded video sequence from a reference picture list maintained by the decoder, the at least one second picture in the reference picture list having a second layer_id, wherein a value of the second layer_id is higher than a value of the first layer_id and wherein the second picture is not used for a prediction of the first picture or any pictures following the first picture in decoding order;
wherein the decoder is configured so that at least one second picture of the coded video sequence would be included in the reference picture list if the decoded temporal_nesting_flag were equal to 0 and wherein the temporal_nesting_flag set to one indicates for any three frames picA, picB, picC included in the coded video sequence, that picB is not used for reference of picA:
under a first condition that picB is of a temporal level lower or equal than the temporal level of picA, and
under a second condition that the temporal level of picC is lower than the temporal level of picB, and
under a third condition that picC follows picB in decoding order, and
under a fourth condition that picC precedes picA in decoding order; and
wherein picB is not included in a reference picture list of picA.

US Pat. No. 10,560,703

FLC-BASED IMAGE COMPRESSION METHOD AND DEVICE

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A fixed length code (FLC)-based image compression method for compressing a block containing a plurality of pixels, comprising:determining a first representative pixel, a second representative pixel, and a third representative pixel from said pixels according to a plurality of pixel values of said pixels, wherein said first representative pixel, said second representative pixel, and said third representative pixel are not collinear in a color space to which said pixels correspond;
generating, by interpolation, a plurality of first interpolated pixels according to said first representative pixel and said third representative pixel;
generating, by interpolation, a plurality of second interpolated pixels according to said second representative pixel and said third representative pixel; and
generating an index value for each of said pixels according to said first representative pixel, said second representative pixel, said third representative pixel, said first interpolated pixels, and said second interpolated pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,560,699

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVELY PREDICTING IMAGE USING THRESHOLD VALUE IN IMAGE CODING SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A decoding method for an image performed by a decoding apparatus, comprising:receiving a motion vector difference (MVD) corresponding to a current block;
deriving motion vector predictor (MVP) candidates based on neighboring blocks of the current block;
calculating a first threshold value and a second threshold value based on a first MVP candidate and a second MVP candidate being included in the MVP candidates;
deriving an MVP corresponding to the current block based on the MVD and the first threshold value and the second threshold value;
calculating a motion vector (MV) of the current block based on the MVP and the MVD;
generating a prediction sample within the current block based on the MV; and
generating a recovery sample based on the prediction sample.

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. 10,560,686

PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING DEPTH INFORMATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A photographing device, comprising:a first image sensor comprising M infrared light sensing pixels and N visible light sensing pixels, wherein the first image sensor is configured to acquire an infrared light image and first a visible light image, wherein a pixel value of the first visible light image is equal to X, and wherein a pixel value of the infrared light image is equal to Y;
a second image sensor configured to acquire a second visible light image;
an infrared light source configured to project a particular pattern to a target object; and
a processor coupled to the first image sensor, the second image sensor, and the infrared light source, wherein the processor is configured to:
obtain depth information of the target object using a binocular manner when a distance between the target object and the photographing device is greater than an effective distance of a structured light manner by:
obtaining the first visible light image and the infrared light image of the target object from the first image sensor;
obtaining a first reference image based on the first visible light image and the infrared light image, wherein the first reference image has a pixel value equal to X+Y;
obtaining a second reference image of the target object using the second visible light image of the second image sensor, wherein the second reference image corresponds to the second visible light image and has a pixel value equal to X+Y; and
calculating the depth information of the target object based on the first reference image and the second reference image; and
obtain the depth information of the target object using the structured light manner when the distance between the target object and the photographing device is less than an effective distance of the binocular manner.

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. 10,560,679

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. 10,560,678

METHOD AND APPARATUS HAVING VIDEO ENCODING FUNCTION WITH SYNTAX ELEMENT SIGNALING OF ROTATION INFORMATION OF CONTENT-ORIENTED ROTATION APPLIED TO 360-DEGREE IMAGE CONTENT OR 360-DEGREE VIDEO CONTENT REPRESENTED IN PROJECTION FORMAT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD A

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A video processing method comprising:receiving a current input frame having a 360-degree image/video content represented in a 360-degree Virtual Reality (360 VR) projection format;
applying content-oriented rotation to the 360-degree image/video content in the current input frame to generate a content-rotated frame having a rotated 360-degree image/video content represented in the 360 VR projection format;
encoding the content-rotated frame to generate a bitstream; and
signaling at least one syntax element via the bitstream, wherein said at least one syntax element is set to indicate rotation information of the content-oriented rotation, and comprises:
a first syntax element, wherein when the content-oriented rotation of the 360-degree image/video content in the current input frame is enabled, the first syntax element is set to indicate a rotation degree along a specific rotation axis; and
a second syntax element, wherein the second syntax element is set to indicate whether or not the content-oriented rotation of the 360-degree image/video content in the current input frame is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,560,677

THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A three-dimensional image processing apparatus comprising:a display displaying two or more view images;
a three-dimensional image filter disposed a prescribed distance from the display to adjust optical paths of the displayed view images;
a camera capturing an image of a user positioned within a viewing zone where the user views a three-dimensional image;
an ambient light sensor sensing illuminance of ambient light; and
a controller controlling at least one of the display of the view images, the three-dimensional image filter, or the camera, and the controller including a position detection device, a movement amount calculation device and a communication controller or a graphic processing unit,
wherein the controller controls the camera to be driven at a predetermined frame rate or more irrespective of illuminance of the ambient light, and the controller is to determine the frame rate such that the three-dimensional image filter is to move before the user is to exit the viewing zone,
wherein the controller determines a position of the user based on the captured image and executes at least one process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or the optical paths of the displayed view images through the three-dimensional image filter,
wherein the controller controls an operational state of the camera and the at least one process based on the determined position of the user,
wherein the controller executes a tracking function and adjusts a mode of the tracking function based on the sensed illuminance of ambient light and by a request of the user depending upon whether the user is in the viewing zone, and the mode of the tracking function includes an off mode in which the tracking function is not executed and an on mode in which the tracking function is executed,
wherein the operational state includes a stop mode, a limit mode, and a normal mode:
the stop mode is a mode in which the camera, the process for determining a position of the user, and the at least one of a process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or a process that controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed viewed images are not operational,
the limit mode is a mode in which the camera and the process for determining the position of the user are operational, and the at least one of a process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or a process that controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed view images are not operational, and
the normal mode is a mode in which the camera, the process for determining the position of the user, and the at least one of a process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or a process that controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed view images are operational,
wherein the controller controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed view images based on the sensed amount of ambient light,
wherein power is not supplied to the movement amount calculation device in the limit mode, and
wherein the frame rate is determined based on a delay time including a first delay time caused by the camera capture.

US Pat. No. 10,560,675

IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:an imaging element that generates an image based on an optical image that is incident through an imaging lens;
a finder configured to be capable of observing the optical image;
an in-finder information display on which information is displayed to be observable in a state of being overlapped on or being close to the optical image inside the finder;
a color temperature adjustment processor that adjusts a color temperature of the image based on a color temperature adjustment operation;
a display controller that controls the in-finder information display so that target color temperature information indicating a color temperature that is a target of the adjustment of the color temperature and image color temperature information indicating the color temperature of the image are displayed as the information;
an image storage;
a first region designation unit that designates a first designation region in a stored image stored in the image storage;
a first color temperature acquisition unit that acquires a color temperature of the first designation region designated by the first region designation unit;
a second region designation unit that designates a second designation region in the optical image observed in the finder; and
a second color temperature acquisition unit that acquires the color temperature of the image corresponding to the second designation region designated by the second region designation unit, wherein
the display controller controls the in-finder information display so that a first area and a second area are set to be adjacent to each other, a color of the color temperature indicated by the image color temperature information is displayed in the first area, and a color of the color temperature indicated by the target color temperature information is displayed in the second area,
the target color temperature information indicates the color temperature of the first designation region acquired by the first color temperature acquisition unit, and
the image color temperature information indicates the color temperature of the image corresponding to the second designation region.

US Pat. No. 10,560,672

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OBJECT REPRODUCE METHOD THEREOF

Compal Electronics, Inc.,...

1. An electronic device has a photographing mode and a projection mode, comprising:a main body, having a base for placing on a work plane and a support frame connected to the base;
an illumination assembly, connected to the support frame, wherein the illumination assembly is capable of providing an illumination light to an external object placed on the work plane in the photographing mode;
an image projection assembly, pivotally connected to the illumination assembly;
a camera assembly, disposed on one side of the image projection assembly, wherein the camera assembly is capable of capturing an image of the external object placed on the work plane in the photographing mode; and
at least one processor, coupled to the illumination assembly, the image projection assembly and the camera assembly, for reproducing the external object as a virtual object, and capable of enabling the image projection assembly to project the virtual object image onto the work plane for an interactive operation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,670

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING CONTROL METHOD

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:an infrared light emission unit configured to emit infrared light;
an imaging element including a first pixel and a second pixel; and
a control unit configured to:
control a first exposure period of the imaging element;
control an emission period of the infrared light, wherein
the first exposure period of the imaging element and the emission period of the infrared light are controlled based on surrounding brightness and ambient infrared light intensity, and
the ambient infrared light intensity corresponds to an intensity of the infrared light present in ambient light;
control a second exposure period of the first pixel and a third exposure period of the second pixel in each frame period of a plurality of frame periods;
control a single exposure period in which the first pixel is exposed; and
emit the infrared light within the single exposure period.

US Pat. No. 10,560,666

LOW-COST, LONG-TERM AERIAL IMAGERY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors and,
memory in communication with the one or more processors, the memory comprising code that, when executed, causes the one or more processors to control the apparatus to:
receive first data, the first data comprising information related to a region to be imaged and information related to a field of vision of a camera device positioned above a mobile entity on an aerial platform having a steering device;
determine, based at least on the first data, a path within the region and provide information on the first path to the mobile entity;
receive second data, the second data indicating a parameter related to power consumption by the camera device, and provide the second data to the camera device;
receive third data from the camera device as the mobile entity moves the aerial platform along the first path using the steering device, the third data including one or more images taken by the camera device according to the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,660

RECTILINEAR VIEWPORT EXTRACTION FROM A REGION OF A WIDE FIELD OF VIEW USING MESSAGING IN VIDEO TRANSMISSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:receiving a wide field of view video having wide field of view frames each formed from one camera viewpoint or cooperatively from multiple camera viewpoints;
receiving position data from a remote coupled user device comprising head mounted display (HMD) position and orientation;
selecting a region of interest in the video based on the received position data from the remote coupled user device and that corresponds to multiple possible viewport locations within the region of interest;
extracting the selected region of interest from the video at a device remote from the remote coupled user device;
generating region metadata describing the extracted selected region of interest without limiting a viewport to a single exact location;
encoding only the extracted selected region of interest of the video rather than an entire wide field of view frame of the video; and
transmitting only the extracted selected region of interest of the encoded video rather than the entire wide field of view frame of the video with the region metadata to the remote coupled user device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,659

TERMINAL FOR PROVIDING VIDEO CALL SERVICE

HYPERCONNECT, INC., Seou...

1. An application stored in a computer-readable storage medium to perform a method of providing a video call service, the method comprising:in a first terminal,
establishing a video call session between the first terminal of a first user and a second terminal of a second user;
detecting a facial expression of the first user from a first video stream that captures the first user;
generating icon information corresponding to the detected facial expression of the first user; and
transmitting the generated icon information to the second terminal,
wherein the detecting of the facial expression of the first user comprises recognizing intensity of the facial expression by comparing a threshold value with a value corresponding to a distance difference between feature points corresponding to each other in no facial expression of the first user and the detected facial expression of the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,658

IMAGING MODULE AND IMAGING-MODULE-ATTACHED CATHETER

Fujikura Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An imaging module comprising:an image-sensing device comprising an image-sensing device electrode;
a first substrate comprising:
a first insulating substrate main body comprising a plurality of surfaces;
a first wiring disposed on the first insulating substrate main body;
an electrode terminal electrically connected to the image-sensing device electrode and the first wiring; and
a first cable terminal disposed on only one of the plurality of surfaces of the first insulating substrate main body, and electrically connected to the first wiring, wherein
an end face of the first substrate is connected to the image-sensing device;
a second substrate comprising:
a second insulating substrate main body comprising a plurality of surfaces;
a second wiring disposed on the second insulating substrate main body; and
a second cable terminal disposed on only one of the plurality of surfaces of the second insulating substrate main body, and electrically connected to the second wiring; and
a signal cable disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and that electrically connects the first cable terminal to the second cable terminal,
wherein when the first substrate and the second substrate are placed on a same horizontal plane, the one of the plurality of surfaces of the first insulating substrate main body where the first cable terminal is connected to a first terminal end of the signal cable and the one of the plurality of surfaces of the second insulating substrate main body where the second cable terminal is connected to a second terminal end of the signal cable are disposed on a same plane.

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. 10,560,649

IMAGING SYSTEMS HAVING DUAL STORAGE GATE OVERFLOW CAPABILITIES

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. An image sensor pixel, comprising:a photodiode that generates charge in response to incident light;
a first storage gate coupled to the photodiode, wherein the first storage gate comprises a first charge storage region;
a second storage gate coupled to the photodiode, wherein the second storage gate comprises a second charge storage region;
first, second, and third transistors;
a floating diffusion region coupled to the first storage gate through the first transistor; and
a capacitor coupled to the second charge storage region of the second storage gate through the second transistor, wherein the capacitor is coupled to the floating diffusion region through the third transistor, and wherein the third transistor has first and second terminals, the first transistor being coupled to the first terminal of the third transistor and the second transistor being coupled to the second terminal of third transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,560,648

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROLLING SHUTTER COMPENSATION USING ITERATIVE PROCESS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for correcting digital image deformities, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine readable instructions to:
obtain an input image defined by an input pixel array, the input pixel array captured by an imaging sensor, the input pixel array including input pixels characterized by input pixel positions within the input pixel array and input pixel values;
obtain acquisition times specifying time of capture of sets of input pixels within the input pixel array;
obtain orientation information specifying imaging sensor orientations at the acquisition times of the sets of input pixels within the input pixel array; and
determine an output image defined by an output pixel array, the output pixel array determined based on the input pixel array of the input image, the output pixel array including output pixels characterized by output pixel positions within the output pixel array and output pixel values, wherein determination of a given output pixel includes:
determining an acquisition time and orientation information for the given output pixel within the output pixel array;
obtaining identification of an input pixel based on the acquisition time and the orientation information for the given output pixel, the input pixel having a pixel position within the input pixel array;
obtaining identification of a pixel within the input pixel array as an estimated input pixel for the given output pixel based on an iteration process including:
obtaining an input acquisition time of a given input pixel based on the pixel position of the given input pixel within the input pixel array;
determining input orientation information of the given input pixel based on the input acquisition time; and
obtaining identification of a subsequent input pixel based on the input orientation information;
wherein:
the identification of the pixel within the input pixel array as the estimated input pixel is obtained based on differences in the input orientation information determined within the iteration process;
the input pixel identified based on the acquisition time and the orientation information for the given output pixel is used as an initial given input pixel; and
the output pixel values for the given output pixel is determined based on the input pixel values for the estimated input pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,643

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING

Spectral Image, Inc., Me...

1. An apparatus for analyzing the skin of a subject, the apparatus comprising:a hyperspectral sensor for obtaining a hyperspectral image of said subject over a spectrum of wavelengths, wherein the spectrum of wavelengths comprises a first wavelength and a second wavelength different than the first wavelength;
a control computer for controlling the hyperspectral sensor, wherein the control computer is in electronic communication with the hyperspectral sensor and wherein the control computer controls at least one operating parameter of the hyperspectral sensor, and wherein the control computer comprises a processor unit and a computer readable memory;
a control software module, stored in the computer readable memory and executed by the processor unit, the control software comprising instructions for controlling said at least one operating parameter of the hyperspectral sensor;
a spectral calibrator module, stored in the computer readable memory and executed by the processor unit, the spectral calibrator module comprising instructions for applying a wave-length dependent spectral calibration standard constructed for the hyperspectral sensor to the hyperspectral image collected by the hyperspectral sensor, wherein the applying of a wave-length dependent spectral calibration standard constructed for the hyperspectral sensor to the hyperspectral image collected by the hyperspectral sensor comprises (i) obtaining a sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to each wavelength in the spectrum of wavelengths, and (ii) calibrating the hyperspectral image using each sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to each wavelength in the spectrum of wavelengths, wherein a first sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to the first wavelength is different than a second sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to the second wavelength; and
a light source that illuminates the skin of the subject for the hyperspectral sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,560,642

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGING DEVICE

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. An image processing device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
set a first modulation coefficient used for correction of infrared luminance information of an infrared image obtained in a state in which infrared light is radiated, wherein
the first modulation coefficient is set based on a first ratio between the infrared luminance information and visible luminance information of a visible image obtained in a state in which the infrared light is not radiated;
correct the first modulation coefficient to a second modulation coefficient based on a parameter indicating brightness of a subject of the visible image or brightness of a photographing environment; and
correct the infrared luminance information based on the second modulation coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,560,640

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND CAMERA SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A signal processing device comprising:a signal processing unit which obtains a standard dynamic range video signal by performing processing including at least gradation compression processing for a standard dynamic range on a high dynamic range video signal;
a level detection unit which detects a predetermined signal level region from the high dynamic range video signal; and
a combination unit which combines a display signal for displaying the predetermined signal level region with the standard dynamic range video signal on the basis of a signal indicating the predetermined signal level region detected from the high dynamic range video signal to obtain a standard dynamic range video signal for display.

US Pat. No. 10,560,638

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:an infrared light emission unit configured to emit a first infrared light;
a sensor array comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein the plurality of pixels comprises:
a first pixel;
a second pixel different from the first pixel; and
an infrared light pixel configured to receive a second infrared light contained in ambient light, wherein
a first exposure duration of the first pixel is a period during which the first infrared light is emitted by the infrared light emission unit,
a second exposure duration of the second pixel is a period during which emission of the first infrared light is stopped, and
the second exposure duration is longer than the first exposure duration; and
circuitry configured to:
obtain an infrared light image captured by the first pixel, a visible image captured by the second pixel, and an ambient infrared light image captured by the infrared light pixel;
remove the first infrared light from the infrared light image and the visible image based on the ambient infrared light image; and
generate a final image based on the removal of the first infrared light.

US Pat. No. 10,560,636

CROP SYNCHRONIZED AUTO FOCUS AND EXPOSURE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a crop command corresponding to a new crop region of a sensor of a camera;
obtaining new capture settings corresponding to the new crop region;
capturing a first frame and a second frame from the sensor of the camera, wherein capturing the first frame and the second frame comprises,
capturing the first frame according to old capture settings corresponding to an old crop region prior to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and prior to applying the obtained new capture settings, and
capturing the second frame according to the obtained new capture settings subsequent to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and subsequent to applying the new obtained capture settings;
cropping, subsequent to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and prior to capturing the second frame, the captured first frame according to the old crop region; and
cropping, subsequent to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and prior to capturing a third frame that is subsequent to the second frame, the captured second frame according to the new crop region.

US Pat. No. 10,560,633

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ROLLING SHUTTER COMPENSATION FOR MULTI-CAMERA SYSTEMS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A computerized system configured to obtain composite images, the system comprising:a processor adapted to execute a plurality of computer instructions; and
non-transitory storage medium including the plurality of the computer instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
obtain component images, the component images including a first component image captured by a first imaging sensor and a second component image captured by a second imaging sensor on a row-by-row basis, the row-by-row capture of the component images resulting in capture of individual rows of the component images at different acquisition times;
generate a first composite image by performing a first transformation operation on the component images, wherein the first component image includes an overlapping area that corresponds to an overlap between the first component image and the second component image; for at least some pixels in the overlapping area of the first composite image, determine corresponding rows in at least one of the component images such that for a first set of pixels in the first composite image a first row of the first component image is determined to be corresponding;
determine acquisition times of the at least one of the component images associated with row locations corresponding to the pixels in the first composite image such that a first acquisition time is determined for the first row of the first component image;
determine orientation of the first imaging sensor based on the acquisition times and orientation information of the first imaging sensor such that a first orientation of the first imaging sensor is determined for capture of the first row of the first component image by the first imaging sensor based on the first acquisition time; and
perform a second transformation operation on the first component image based on the first orientation of the first imaging sensor to generate a second composite image such that the second transformation operation compensates for the row-by-row basis capture of the first component image and the orientation of the first imaging sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,560,631

MOTION VECTOR ACQUIRING DEVICE, MOTION VECTOR ACQUIRING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A motion vector acquiring device comprising:a processor that is configured to:
acquire a motion vector that occurs in an entire imaging range of images inputted by an image capture device along with a movement of the motion vector acquiring device;
acquire an orientation in a vertical direction of the image capture device; and
set so as to adjust such that a partial acquisition area of the motion vector to be acquired in the entire imaging range is widened or narrowed in the vertical direction, based on the acquired orientation in the vertical direction of the image capture device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,623

IMAGING ELEMENT AND IMAGING DEVICE

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. An imaging element, comprising:a plurality of microlenses arranged in a first direction and a second direction;
a plurality of first pixel portions each corresponding to one of the microlenses and including first light receiving portions being pupil-split in the first direction; and
a plurality of second pixel portions each corresponding to one of the microlenses and including second light receiving portions being pupil-split in the first direction, the second light receiving portions including a light receiving region and a non-light receiving region along the second direction,
wherein the first pixel portions are arranged in the first direction and the second direction, and
the second pixel portions are substituted for some of the first pixel portions and are adjacently or discretely arranged in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,560,621

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A NETWORKED CAMERA

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A mobile device for controlling a remote camera, comprising:a housing;
a processor located within the housing;
a transceiver coupled to the processor for communicating with a remote server, the remote server being coupled to the remote camera;
a motion tracking component mechanically coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the processor for generating a motion signal based on a motion of the mobile device as a whole in a space relative to a user, the remote server controlling a parameter of the remote camera in response to the motion signal based on the motion of the mobile device, the motion tracking component comprising an accelerometer; and
a display coupled to the processor for displaying an output signal from the remote camera, the output signal being associated with the parameter of the remote camera,
wherein when the accelerometer detects a movement of the mobile device away from or towards the user, the parameter comprises a zoom and the transceiver transmits a respective zoom control command to the remote server for zooming the remote camera.

US Pat. No. 10,560,620

IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS

EPIPOLE LIMITED, Rosyth ...

1. Portable image acquisition apparatus configured to acquire at least one image of a part of a human or animal body, the apparatus comprising:a main body defining a window;
an imaging arrangement operable to acquire an image of a part of a human or animal body by way of an imaging path which passes through the window; and
a lighting module comprising a light source and an optical arrangement, wherein the optical arrangement comprises a beam redirection arrangement, the lighting module being substantially contained in the main body, the lighting module and the main body being configured to detachably couple with each other when in use,
wherein the light source is configured to emit a beam of non-coherent light in a direction substantially perpendicular to the imaging path to the beam redirection arrangement,
wherein the beam redirection arrangement comprises a substantially completely reflective surface and defines an aperture in the reflective surface, the reflective surface reflecting a part of the beam of non-coherent light received from the light source and impinging on the reflective surface to direct the reflected part of the beam of non-coherent light through the window and thereby change a direction of propagation of the part of the beam of non-coherent light, and the aperture leaving the imaging path substantially unimpeded whereby the image passes substantially through the aperture towards the imaging arrangement, the portable image acquisition apparatus being configured such that between the beam redirection arrangement and the window the imaging path and the reflected part of the beam of non-coherent light are substantially coaxial, have substantially opposite directions and at least in part occupy the same space,
wherein the imaging arrangement is operative to acquire the image of the part of a human or animal body through the window and the aperture of the beam redirection arrangement as the reflected part of the beam of non-coherent light is directed through the window by the reflective surface of the beam redirection arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,560,617

DEVICE COMPRISING A MULTI-CHANNEL IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

1. Device comprising:a housing comprising a first transparent area and a second transparent area;
a multi-aperture imaging device arranged inside the housing and comprising a beam deflector;
a first diaphragm and a second diaphragm;
the portable device comprising a first operating state and a second operating state;
wherein in the first operating state, the beam deflector deflects an optical path of the multi-aperture imaging device such that it passes through the first transparent area and that the second diaphragm at least partly optically closes the second transparent area; and
wherein in the second operating state, the beam deflector deflects the optical path of the multi-aperture imaging device such that it passes through the second transparent area and that the first diaphragm at least partly optically closes the first transparent area;
wherein the beam deflector can be moved between a first position in the first operating state and a second position in the second operating state on the basis of a rotational movement about an axis of rotation;
wherein optical channels of the multi-aperture imaging device are directed by the beam deflector on the basis of a set viewing direction toward varying total fields of view and comprise angles in relation to one another within a viewing direction, so that the optical channels are directed into partial fields of view of a total field of view which, at the most, only partly overlap; and
wherein optical channels each comprise one or several optics for changing an optical path of the imaging device and an image sensor area and are deflected by the beam deflector.

US Pat. No. 10,560,616

IMAGING APPARATUS, LENS APPARATUS, AND INTERMEDIATE ACCESSORY

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An imaging apparatus capable of communicating with a lens apparatus detachably mounted to the imaging apparatus, the imaging apparatus comprising:a mount unit which is capable of coupling with an accessory; and
a plurality of electric contacts arrayed at the mount unit,
wherein the plurality of electric contacts include:
a first electric contact group configured to communicate with a mounted lens apparatus by communication according to a first voltage, and communication according to a second voltage that differs from the first voltage, and
a second electric contact group configured to allow communication with the mounted lens apparatus by the first voltage,
wherein communication using the second electric contact group is not used in a case where communication using the first electric contact group is performed by the second voltage,
and wherein the second electric contact group is disposed adjacent to the first electric contact group.

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. 10,560,609

SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZED CAPTURE OF DATA BY MULTIPLE NETWORK-CONNECTED CAPTURE DEVICES

Karl Storz Endoscopy-Amer...

1. A system, comprising:a trigger configured to generate a trigger signal;
at least two capture devices, each configured to switch from a respective idle mode to a respective recording mode upon receipt of the trigger signal via a network, and each configured to generate data packets when operated in the respective idle mode and the respective recording mode, the data packets each including sensor data indicative of a condition sensed by a sensor of the respective capture device;
a controller configured to save data packets generated during the respective idle modes to a short-term memory, and configured to save data packets generated during the respective recording modes to a long-term memory such that the data packets form respective saved data streams, each of the saved data streams including a first-generated data packet at a beginning thereof and a last-generated data packet at an end thereof;
a synchronizer configured to send a sync signal to the at least two capture devices via the network; and
a compensator configured to: (i) determine respective delay periods between sending of the sync signal by the synchronizer and receipt of the sync signal by each of the at least two capture devices; (ii) transfer from the short-term memory to the long-term memory any data packets generated during the respective delay periods; and (iii) remove at least one data packet from the end of at least one of the saved data streams.

US Pat. No. 10,560,608

IMAGING PIPELINE PROCESSING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a controller configured to, at each stage of a multi-stage imaging pipeline:
receive input data in a given color space for the respective pipeline stage;
identify a plurality of color values represented in the received input data, the identified plurality of color values comprising a subset of color values which are capable of being represented in the given color space;
generate a list of color indices corresponding to the identified plurality of color values in the given color space;
represent the colors of one or more entities of the received input data using the generated list of color indices; and
output the represented colors of the one or more entities to the next stage of the multi-stage imaging pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,560,603

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus that generates a halftone image by performing halftone processing using a threshold value matrix for each piece of image data of a plurality of color planes corresponding to color materials used for printing processing, whereina number of bits of a threshold value in a first threshold value matrix for a color plane whose visibility is relatively low of the plurality of color planes is smaller than a number of bits of a threshold value in a second threshold value matrix for a color plane whose visibility is relatively high of the plurality of color planes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,601

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing method executed by at least one processor, the method comprising:receiving a user instruction related to an object type;
dividing a plurality of images into a plurality of image groups based on an object type corresponding to the received user instruction and on time information indicating a time corresponding to each of the plurality of images,
wherein a number of the plurality of image groups is a number of a plurality of templates, and the number is determined according to a user instruction; and
laying out at least one image included in each of the plurality of image groups on a template corresponding to each of the plurality of image groups out of the plurality of templates,
wherein, in the dividing, the plurality of images is divided so that an image including an object corresponding to the object type is included in each of the plurality of image groups.

US Pat. No. 10,560,600

ENCODING APPARATUS, ENCODING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An encoding apparatus comprising circuitry configured to:read predetermined unit image data that is a predetermined plurality of pixel units of image data;
generate pixel unit code data obtained by encoding the read predetermined unit image data on a pixel basis;
generate predetermined unit code data obtained by encoding the read predetermined unit image data on a predetermined unit basis;
compare a code length that is a data amount of the pixel unit code data with a data amount of the predetermined unit image data to make determination; and
output the predetermined unit code data in a case where the code length is greater than the data amount of the predetermined unit image data and output the pixel unit code data in a case where the code length is not greater than the data amount of the predetermined unit image data, on basis of a result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,560,596

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:a printing device;
a processor; said processor capable of running software programs;
an output value converting unit, running on the processor; configured to (a) change pixel values of pixels alternatively determined in a primary scanning direction and a secondary scanning direction so as to delete a dot on the pixels in a solid part in a target image and (b) change pixel values of pixels that are alternatively not determined in the primary scanning direction and the secondary scanning direction so as to gain a dot size of the pixels in the solid part; and
a controller configured to control the printing device so as to print the solid part with dot sizes corresponding to the pixel values;
wherein a resolution of the target image in the primary scanning direction and a resolution of the target image in the secondary scanning direction are different from each other; and
the output converting unit gains the dot size of the pixels alternately not determined to be a dot size in a case assuming that the both resolutions in the primary and secondary scanning directions would be identical to a lower resolution in one of the primary and secondary scanning directions than a resolution in the other of the primary and secondary scanning directions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,593

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus,a display panel configured to display a document image as plural divisional areas obtained by dividing the document image by predetermined divisional numbers in primary and secondary scanning directions;
a touch panel on the display panel;
a controller;
a glossiness setting unit, running on said controller, configured to change, in accordance with a user operation to the touch panel, a glossiness setting of the divisional area that includes a position where the user operation was detected by the touch panel; said user operation comprising the user touching one of the divisional areas for a period of time; wherein said glossiness setting unit changes a level of the glossiness setting for the divisional area in accordance with the period of time that the user touched the divisional area;
a printing device configured to fix a toner image corresponding to the document image on a printing paper sheet; and
a print control unit, running on said controller, configured to cause the printing device to fix the toner image under a fixation condition corresponding to the glossiness settings of the plural divisional areas.

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. 10,560,585

SERVER NETWORK AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE OF AN IMAGE ATTACHED TO RECEIPTS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

11. A method for determining an amount of exposure of an image attached to receipts using a server connectable to a plurality of store servers over a wide area network, the method comprising:storing, in a memory of the server, image data of an additional image in association with an identifier of the additional image and conditions on which the additional image is printed on a receipt;
selecting, with a controller of the server, one or more store servers to which the image data are distributed;
transmitting, from a communication interface of the server to the one or more selected store servers, the image data along with condition data indicating the conditions, such that the image data and the condition data are distributed to one or more receipt printers that are locally connected to the one or more selected store servers and meet the conditions, and one or more receipts with the additional image are printed upon the conditions being met;
receiving, from the one or more selected store servers via the communication interface, one or more receipt issue logs, each of the receipt issue logs including an identifier of each receipt in association with the identifier of the additional image; and
calculating, with the controller of the server, an amount of exposure of the additional image based on the one or more receipt issue logs received from the one or more selected store servers.

US Pat. No. 10,560,584

DENSITY CLASSIFIERS BASED ON PLANE REGIONS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A print system comprising:a component device operational in a number of states;
a density engine to:
identify a plane region of a plane where print fluid is to be printed based on data of a print job;
determine a density classifier for the plane based on a location of the plane region on the plane; and
a component engine to cause an adjustment of a component attribute of the component device based on the density classifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,581

SPLIT BILLING FOR A USER ACROSS MULTIPLE BILLING SYSTEMS

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

1. A computer-implemented method for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the method comprising:receiving a first call detail record (CDR) associated with a wireless transmission of data to or from a first electronic device,
wherein the received first call detail record comprises:
a first identifier corresponding to the first electronic device;
a second identifier corresponding to a user of the first electronic device; and
a third identifier corresponding to a route by which the data was transmitted to or from the first electronic device;
determining a first target billing system associated with the received first call detail record,
wherein the determination of the first target billing system is based on at least the first identifier corresponding to the first electronic device, the second identifier corresponding to the user of the first electronic device, and the third identifier corresponding to the route by which the data was transmitted to or from the first electronic device;
transmitting the received first call detail record to the determined first target billing system;
receiving a second call detail record associated with a wireless transmission of data to or from a second electronic device,
wherein the received second call detail record comprises:
a first identifier corresponding to the second electronic device;
a second identifier corresponding to a user of the second electronic device; and
a third identifier corresponding to a route by which the data was transmitted to or from the second electronic device, and
wherein the second identifier corresponding to the user of the first electronic device and the second identifier corresponding to the user of the second electronic device both correspond to the same user;
determining a second target billing system associated with the received second call detail record,
wherein the determination of the second target billing system is based on at least the first identifier corresponding to the second electronic device, the second identifier corresponding to the user of the second electronic device, and the third identifier corresponding to the route by which the data was transmitted to or from the second electronic device; and
transmitting the received second call detail record to the determined second target billing system, thereby permitting split billing for a user across multiple billing systems.

US Pat. No. 10,560,579

INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION ROUTING

1. A communications control system comprising:(a) an input for receiving a respective communication classification vector of each of a plurality of communications, comprising a set of parameters that classify a plurality of attributes of each respective communication;
(b) a set of communication handler characteristic vectors, each comprising a plurality of parameters that classify characteristics of each respective communications handler of a plurality of communications handlers; and
(c) a processor, configured to:
determine, with respect to each respective received communication, an optimum communication handler of the plurality of communications handlers based on at least a dynamically weighted correspondence of the parameters of the respective communication classification vector of each respective received communication and the parameters of respective ones of the set of communication handler characteristic vectors, the dynamically weighted correspondence of the parameters varying over time, and the optimum communication handler being selected dependent on at least a respective time, and
control a routing of a communication corresponding to the communication classification vector, in dependence on the determined optimum communication handler.

US Pat. No. 10,560,577

EFFICIENT MECHANISM FOR CUSTOMER FEEDBACK FROM A VOICE CALL

Avaya Inc., Santa Clara,...

1. A method to provide customer feedback in a telephone call between a customer and a human agent of a contact center, comprising:monitoring by a processor an audio media stream from the customer during a voice-based communication interaction of the telephone call between the customer and the human contact center agent;
detecting by the processor a feedback code generated by the customer during the voice-based telephone call between the customer and the human contact center agent and related to the customer's satisfaction with the human contact center agent during the call; and
interpreting by the processor the detected feedback code and assigning by the processor a feedback rating based on the interpretation of the detected feedback code, wherein multiple feedback codes are received and an overall feedback rating is calculated as a time-weighted sum of all feedback codes entered by the customer during the telephone call weighted by the time since the beginning of the telephone call for the first feedback code and since the previous feedback code for one or more feedbacks codes entered after the first feedback code.

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. 10,560,572

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADDRESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SOFTREND IPL, LLC, Monmo...

1. A telecommunications addressing method, said method operating in conjunction with a telecommunications addressing system, said system comprising:(a) telephone mapping server;
(b) telephone mapping database;
(c) source telephone instrument device;
(d) target telephone instrument device; and
(e) computer communication network;whereinthe telecommunications addressing system is configured to store information that identifies a telephone instrument device in the telephone mapping database;
the telephone mapping server is configured to locate a telephone identifier within the telephone mapping database using a target telephone identifier data string as the locating index;
the telephone identifier permits the telephone instrument device to be accessed via a public switched telephone network or a computer communication network;
the telecommunications addressing system is configured to initiate a telephone call between the source telephone device and the target telephone device using the telephone identifier;
wherein the telephone devices of the system includes a telephone user interface having a display screen; and
when a system user places a call with a source telephone device to a callee having a target telephone device within the system, the display screen of the source telephone device shows a menu on a display thereof, the menu comprising a target telephone identifier of the callee.

US Pat. No. 10,560,571

TECHNIQUE FOR OBTAINING CALLER-ORIGINATED ALERT SIGNALS IN IP-BASED COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

10. A user equipment for obtaining caller-originated alert signals in an IP-based communication session, the user equipment comprising:a processor operatively coupled to at least one memory unit, a user interface, and a communication unit; and
the processor being configured to:
receive, from a first user equipment, a request to initiate a communication session, the request including an indication of an intent to provide a caller-originated alert from a phonepage server;
determine that a rejection of the request has been overridden by the phonepage server when the user equipment does not have the right to reject the request;
in response to the override, send a server request to the phonepage server, the server request identifying each of the first user equipment and the user equipment, and causing the phonepage server to transmit the caller-originated alert based on identities of the first user equipment and the user equipment;
receive the caller-originated alert; and
render the caller-originated alert to alert a user associated with the second user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,560,565

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An operating method of an electronic device, the operating method comprising:displaying a screen based on a first application, in a first screen orientation;
while displaying the screen in the first screen orientation, analyzing at least one image that is being obtained through a camera to identify whether an orientation of a visual object in the at least one image corresponding to a face of a user is opposite to the first screen orientation;
when it is identified based on the analyzed at least one image that the orientation of the visual object is opposite to the first screen orientation, identifying a rotation direction of the electronic device between a clockwise direction and a counterclockwise direction;
executing a second application corresponding to the rotation direction; and
in response to executing the second application, displaying another screen based on the second application different from the first application in a second screen orientation that corresponds to the orientation of the visual object.

US Pat. No. 10,560,562

MULTI-MODE SMARTPHONE OR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

1. A mobile-computing-device comprising:a touchscreen occupying a majority of surface area of a front of the mobile-computing-device; wherein the touchscreen displays content and receives inputs;
at least three different communication circuits, a first-communication-circuit, a second-communication-circuit, and a third-communication-circuit; wherein the first-communication-circuit is in removable wireless two-way communication with a cellular network, wherein the first-communication-circuit is configured for handling long-term evolution category M1 (LTE-M) communications, a type of low power wide area network (LPWAN) radio standard and wherein the first-communication-circuit is configured for handling narrow-band internet-of-things (NB-IOT) communications, another type of LPWAN radio standard; wherein the second-communication-circuit is in removable wireless two-way communication with at least one satellite in earth orbit of a satellite-network; wherein the third-communication-circuit is in removable wireless two-way communication with the internet; wherein the first-communication-circuit, the second-communication-circuit, or the third-communication-circuit is configured for handling Symphony Link communications or LoRaWAN communications, wherein the Symphony Link and the LoRaWAN are specific types of LPWANs;
at least one baseband processor; wherein the at least one baseband processor is in communication with the first-communication-circuit; wherein the at least one baseband processor is in communication with the second-communication-circuit; and
at least one application processor; wherein the at least one application processor is in communication with the third-communication-circuit; wherein the at least one application processor is in communication with the at least one baseband processor; and
wherein the touchscreen is in communication with a display-power-management-integrated circuit that is in communication one or more of the at least one baseband processor and the at least one application processor, wherein with respect to a front of the mobile-computing-device, the touchscreen is bound at a top by a top-panel and bound at a bottom by a bottom-panel, wherein both the top-panel and the bottom-panel are shaped as a trapezoid; and
wherein the touchscreen, the first-communication-circuit, the second-communication-circuit, the third-communication-circuit, the at least one baseband processor, and the at least one application processor are non-removable from the mobile-computing-device.

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. 10,560,560

CONTACT INFORMATION EXCHANGING AND CONTENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORKING AND MARKETING

Cardex Group Pty Ltd, Gl...

1. A contact information exchanging and content system for networking comprising:smart devices for target users and client users, that operate target user devices and client user devices, respectively, a target user being desirous of establishing a store of contact information on a smart device and desirous of receiving content from a client user, and the client user being a user desirous of propagating and distributing the content;
each of the target user devices and the client user devices having:
a user interface for communicating with an operator of the smart device, a network interface for communicating with a computer network, a processor for operating an application, and a store;
a server including an engine and a database; and
a beacon device associated with a client user, the beacon device having a beacon protocol including a network identifier unique to the system and beacon identifiers unique to the beacon device that are broadcast within a range of the beacon device to a responding target user device having the application entering the range and selectively cause contact information or content or both contact information and content to be pushed to the responding target user device;
the store of the target user device being designed to store:
(i) contact information related to a target user of the target user device;
(ii) contact information of other target user devices having the application; and
(iii) selectively received pushed content;
the application of the target user device having:
(a) contact functionality to:
(i) generate and store the contact information related to the target user of the target user device via the user interface of the target user device;
(ii) receive and store contact information of another target user via the network interface; and
(iii) communicate the contact information related to the target user of the target user device via the network interface to the server for processing by the engine to form a contact information data file and store the contact information data file in the database; and
(b) content functionality to:
(i) selectively receive beacon identifiers;
(ii) selectively receive and store content pushed to the target user device upon receipt of the selected beacon identifiers; and
(iii) communicate the stored content via the network interface to the server for processing by the engine to form a content data file and store the content data file in the database;
the application of the client user device having functionality to:
(i) generate client content for receipt by the target user device via the server; and
(ii) communicate the client content via the network interface to the server for processing by the engine to form a content data file and store the content data file in the database;
all user devices, client devices and beacon devices associated with the network constituting network clients and each being assigned the network identifier to indicate when communicating to each other and the server that they belong to the network;
the engine being programmed, based on a selection at the user interface of the target user device of a beacon device for assignment to a type of content to be received at the target user device, to:
(i) receive the network identifier from network clients and also target user identifiers, client user identifiers and beacon identifiers to identify respective target users, client users and beacon devices associated with the network and establish communication therewith according to the particular functionality being invoked and store these within corresponding data files within the database;
(ii) receive the target user contact information and client content from the network interface and respectively process same to form corresponding data files that include a contact information data file and a content data file and securely store the corresponding data files in the database;
(iii) based on editing of at least content associated with the beacon device at the user interface of the target user device for assignment to the type of content to be received at the user interface, selectively cause:
(a) stored contact information associated with the target user of the target user device in respect of which a target user identifier is received to be accessed from the corresponding data file within the database and downloaded to the target user device; and
(b) stored content associated with the client target in respect of which beacon identifiers are received in conjunction with a target user identifier to be pushed and downloaded to the target user device associated with the target user identifier from the corresponding data file within the database; and
(iv) based on editing of at least contact information associated with the client user at the user interface of the client user device for assignment to all beacon devices associated with the client user, selectively cause stored contact information associated with the client user of the client user device to be accessed within the corresponding data file within the database and stored in all beacon devices having a beacon identifier asserted and associated with the client user.

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. 10,560,558

SMARTPHONE CASE HAVING RECONFIGURABLE INPUT CONTROL FEATURES FOR CONTROLLING SMARTPHONE APPS

1. A smartphone case for holding and protecting a smartphone, the smartphone case also having features for controlling a video game, the smartphone case comprising:a case body, the case body having:
a case back:
a case side wall that extends circumferentially around the case back so as to form two long sides, two short sides, and four corners,
the case side wall also configured to extend above and below smartphone when the smartphone is held by the case, thereby forming a front rim that extends above the smartphone and circumferentially around the case, and forming a back rim that extends below the case back and circumferentially around the case back; and
a pair of corner connectors, a first corner connector included at a first corner at a first end of a long side of the front rim, and a second corner connector included at a second corner at a second end of the long side of the front rim, each corner connector configured to connect with a swappable control module; and
a pair of swappable control modules, each swappable control module configured to connect with a corner connector of the pair of corner connectors, the swappable control modules configured to provide input control information to one or more applications running on the smartphone when the smartphone is held by the case;
wherein at least one of the swappable control modules is assigned to control one or more inputs of an app by an application program running on the smartphone when held by the case, the application program configured to:
scan the app to identify inputs of the app for assignment and display them using a GUI, and
receive information from a user through the GUI for assigning the one or more of the identified inputs of the app to at least one of the swappable control modules.

US Pat. No. 10,560,557

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a display;
a middle frame comprising:
a supporting portion supporting a rear surface of the display; and
a side portion formed around the supporting portion, the side portion defining a lateral external appearance of the mobile terminal;
a main board located at a rear surface of the middle frame, the main board comprising:
a ground;
a first wireless communication unit configured to transceive a first signal; and
a second wireless communication unit configured to transceive a second signal, a frequency of the second signal is lower than a frequency of the first signal; and
a rear case configured to cover a rear surface of the main board,
wherein the side portion comprises a plurality of conductive members of which ends are divided into slits,
wherein the plurality of the conductive members comprise:
at least one first radiator electrically connected with the first wireless communication unit and configured to receive the first signal; and
at least one second radiator electrically connected with the first wireless communication unit and the second wireless communication unit and configured to receive the first signal or the second signal,
wherein the first radiator includes a side conductive member placed at a left or right lateral surface of the mobile terminal and forming a slot antenna with the supporting portion, and
wherein the first radiator forms a closed slot antenna having two closed ends configured of one end connected with the supporting portion and the other end connected with the supporting portion or the ground of the main board.

US Pat. No. 10,560,554

IN-SITU OAM SAMPLING AND DATA VALIDATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method of sending network management information in a network, comprising:modifying, by a source edge node, data packets by encapsulating an operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) header in a select number of the data packets, wherein the OAM header includes a data type bitmap;
inserting a valid node bitmap into the OAM header, by the source edge node, wherein each bit in the valid node bitmap identifies whether one or more nodes in the network add data to the OAM header;
adding a valid data bitmap into the OAM header, by the source edge node, for each of the one or more nodes identified as adding data to the OAM header, wherein the valid data bitmap indicates types of data items available at the node; and
issuing, by the source edge node, the select data packets to the one or more nodes identified in the OAM header.

US Pat. No. 10,560,552

COMPRESSION AND TRANSMISSION OF GENOMIC INFORMATION

NOBLIS, INC., Reston, VA...

1. A method for communicating compressed genomic information, comprising:receiving information comprising input data representing a nucleic acid sequence, wherein the nucleic acid sequence is an entire genome and the received information comprises one or more nucleotide base indicators and one or more wildcard base indicators;
identifying a plurality of portions in the input data, wherein each portion of the plurality of portions comprises a predetermined number of sequential bases, wherein the predetermined number is equal to or greater than 8, and wherein identifying the plurality of portions comprises sequentially moving along the nucleic acid sequence by one base at a time;
identifying, for each of the plurality of portions, an element in an index that corresponds to the respective portion, wherein the index comprises a plurality of elements corresponding to reference permutations of nucleic acid sequence portions, wherein the index comprises one element each for every mathematically possible permutation of four bases and a wildcard base indicator for nucleic acid sequence portions of the predetermined number of bases;
determining, for each of the plurality of portions, a position in the nucleic acid sequence of the respective portion;
storing, for each of the plurality of portions, as part of a compressed representation of the nucleic acid sequence, information comprising a reference to the respective identified element, and information indicating the determined position of the respective portion, wherein the compressed representation does not include the index; and
transmitting the compressed representation of the nucleic acid sequence over a computer network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,547

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND RELAY PROTECTION APPARATUS

Schneider Electric Indust...

1. A communication apparatus configured to support at least one of communication protocols and to provide functions of at least two dedicated communication profile components for each communication protocol, wherein the communication apparatus comprises:a configuration module configured to set an operational parameter of the communication apparatus, the operational parameter indicating that which one of the at least two dedicated communication profile components is used for the communication apparatus; and
a memory, comprising instructions for causing the communication apparatus to provide functions of the at least two dedicated communication profile components and to operate as the one of the at least two dedicated communication profile components according to configuration of the configuration module;
wherein, for each of the communication protocols. the memory further comprises:
a common profile component with operations common to the at least two dedicated communication profile components; and
a specific profile component configured to perform operations dedicated to each of the at least two dedicated communication profile components respectively, wherein, the specific profile component further comprises at least two specific sub-profile components each for performing the dedicated operations of each of the at least two dedicated communication profile components respectively,
wherein the instructions, when being executed, cause the communication apparatus to operate a function of the one of the at least two dedicated communication profile components by selecting the function provided by the specific profile component according to the configuration of the configuration module, and
wherein, for each of the communication protocols, the at least two dedicated communication profile components comprise at least two of a MiCom Px20 communication profile component, a MiCom Px30 communication profile component, a MiCom Px40 communication profile component, a Sepam 20/40/80 communication profile component and a Vamp 50 communication profile component.

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. 10,560,542

MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN A CLIENT AND A SERVER BY ACCESSING MESSAGE DATA IN A SHARED MEMORY

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A mechanism for communicating between at least one client and at least one server by accessing message data in a shared memory, comprising:an allocation of data in the shared memory into at least one mail slot allocated for a particular utilization of data storage, the allocation being accessible by a predetermined constant address, and the at least one client each having their own buffer defining a set of buffers for performing transaction requests, and wherein each of the buffers is controllable by each of the respective client or the server;
the at least one mail slot having references identifying the at least one client and the at least one server;
the at least one client having an active access pointer that enables the at least one client to directly manipulate message data via a client-controlled buffer; and
the at least one server having an active access pointer that enables the at least one server to directly manipulate the message data via a server-controlled buffer;
wherein the active access pointers are allocated among buffers using only atomic operations without copying the data at an operating system level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,541

SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGEMENT FOR BROKERED SERVICE DELIVERY

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer system including instructions stored on a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, the computer system comprising:a service regulator configured to cause at least one processor to transform a service interface of at least one service of at least one service provider into service states and transitions between the service states to create a coordination model, the service states corresponding to distinct forms to be exchange with a user as part of an execution of the at least one service, the transitions representing action requests and responses on the at least one service;
a broker consumer gateway configured to cause the at least one processor to interface with a service consumer of a computing device consuming the at least one service of the at least one service provider based on the coordination model, each of the service states represented as at least one distinct form that is requested, filled-in, and submitted in association with the user via the service consumer of the computing device; and
a service delivery manager configured to cause the at least one processor to mediate delivery of each of the service states modeled with the coordination model of the at least one service to the service consumer of the computing device via the broker consumer gateway including invoking the at least one distinct form for each of the service states during execution of the at least one service, the service delivery manager including:
a consumer session manager configured to cause the at least one processor to create at least one consumer session in association with the user during which to execute at least a portion of the at least one service, including transitioning through one or more of the service states of the at least one service according to the coordination model,
a consumer instance manager configured to cause the at least one processor to create at least one instance of the at least one service within the at least one consumer session, the at least one instance being associated with the at least one service including representing each of the service states with the at least one distinct form that is requested, filled-in, and submitted in association with the user via the service consumer of the computing device, and
a service coordinator configured to cause the at least one processor to coordinate and track each of the service states during delivery of the at least one service from the at least one service provider within the at least one consumer session and the at least one instance of the at least one service, the service coordinator configured to cause the at least one processor to track and advance a current state of each executing service to a next service state using the coordination model characterizing the at least one service in which each of the distinct forms are associated with corresponding ones of the service states of the at least one service and in which the transitions between each of the service states are executed based on the at least one distinct form exchanged with the service consumer during each service state.

US Pat. No. 10,560,539

AUTOMATIC SCRIPT CODE COVERAGE MEASUREMENTS FOR SOFTWARE SCRIPTS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A proxy server comprising:a proxy core component configured to:
receive a request from a specialized add-on that has been added to a web browser operated on a client device, the request including a call for computer code written in a scripting language; and
forward the request to a web server to obtain the computer code written in the scripting language; and
an instrumentation component communicatively operating with the web server and configured to:
automatically instrument said computer code written in the scripting language by adding instrumentation code to the computer code written in the scripting language,
the instrumentation code, when executed, measuring one or more metrics and reporting the resultant one or more measurement,
the proxy core component further configured to
send the instrumented computer code written in the scripting language to the web browser for execution, the instrumented code including one or more operations to detect event handlers in the computer code by injecting event listener script into the computer code written in the scripting language, the one or more operations including script to block any functionality in the one or more event handlers that cause the web browser to leave a current page.

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. 10,560,534

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR ENABLING A DISCONNECT OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND THE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus configured to communicate with a communication terminal, the information processing apparatus comprising:a receiver to receive, from the communication terminal, a transmission request, generated at an application layer of the communication terminal, that requests that the information processing apparatus transmit a disconnection request to the communication terminal at a predetermined timing specified in the transmission request, the disconnection request being a request for requesting disconnection of a communication between the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal via a communication protocol layer that is implemented by both the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal and is separate from application layer of the communication terminal;
circuitry to, in response to receiving the transmission request, issue an instruction for transmission of the disconnection request to the communication terminal at the predetermined timing; and
a transmitter to transmit the disconnection request to the communication terminal in accordance with the instruction,
wherein the transmitter disconnects the communication between the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal in response to receiving a reply, from the communication terminal via the communication protocol layer, to the disconnect request.