US Pat. No. 10,188,663

FULVESTRANT FORMULATIONS

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, ...

1. A composition comprising fulvestrant, a ricinoleate vehicle, and not more than 2% total impurities, wherein the composition is substantially free of a non-aqueous ester solvent following storage of the composition at room temperature for a period of 12 months.
US Pat. No. 10,188,664

INJECTABLE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A CYCLODEXTRIN A HYDROPHOBIC DRUG, A CO-SOLVENT, AND A PRESERVATIVE

JUROX PTY LTD, South Wal...

1. An injectable pharmaceutical composition, in the form of a solution, wherein the injectable pharmaceutical composition complies with the European Pharmacopoeia 2011 Test for Efficacy of Antimicrobial Preservation, satisfying at least the A criteria for parenterals, comprising:1% w/v to 5% w/v alfaxalone,
8% w/v to 40% w/v 2-hydroxypropyl-?-cyclodextrin,
0.1% w/v to 0.15% w/v chlorocresol,
15% w/v ethanol, and
optionally a phosphate based buffer to provide a pH in a range of 6.0 to 7.5.
US Pat. No. 10,189,178

METHOD FOR PRODUCING WOOD MATERIAL PANELS, IN PARTICULAR OSB WOOD MATERIAL PANELS, AND WOOD MATERIAL PANEL THAT CAN BE PRODUCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAID METHOD

SWISS KRONO Tec AG, Luce...

1. A method of producing an OSB wood-base panel, comprising the steps of:a) providing wood strands;
b) applying at least one adhesive system to the wood strands, wherein the adhesive system comprises:
solely a polyurethane adhesive, and
nanoparticles below 500 nm, wherein at least one nanoparticle is modified with at least one compound of general formula (I)
RaSiX(4-a)  (I),
or of general formula (II)
ObXc(OH)dReSiO(4-b-c-d-e)/2  (II),
where
X is H, OH or a hydrolyzable moiety selected from the group consisting of: halogen, alkoxy, carboxyl, amino, monoalkylamino or dialkylamino, aryloxy, acyloxy, alkylcarbonyl,
R is a nonhydrolyzable organic moiety R selected from the group consisting of: substituted and unsubstituted alkyl, substituted and unsubstituted aryl, substituted and unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted and unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted and unsubstituted cycloalkyl, which may each be interrupted by —O— or —NH—, and
wherein R may include at least one functional group Q selected from a group containing an epoxy, hydroxyl, ether, amino, monoalkylamino, dialkylamino, substituted and unsubstituted anilino, amide, carboxyl, acryloyl, acryloyloxy, methacryloyl, methacryloyloxy, mercapto, cyano, alkoxy, isocyano, aldehyde, alkylcarbonyl, acid anhydride and/or phosphoric acid group,
a is =0, 1, 2, 3,
b, c, d are=0 or 1, and
e is =1, 2, 3;
wherein the adhesive system is admixed to the wood strands in an amount between 1.0 and 2.5 wt % based on the wood strands, and
c) pressing the wood strands admixed with the adhesive system to form the wood-base panel.
US Pat. No. 10,188,672

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TISSUE REGENERATION

Orbis Health Solutions LL...

1. A composition consisting essentially of tetraethyl orthosilicate and at least one oil selected from the group consisting of jojoba oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, bees wax, and sweet almond oil,wherein the tetraethyl orthosilicate is present in a concentration from 25% to 40% by total weight of the composition, and wherein the composition is presented as a cream or an ointment.
US Pat. No. 10,188,675

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION HAVING LIPID METABOLISM-IMPROVING ACTION

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for the nutritional supplementation in a subject in need thereof, comprisingadministering to the subject an effective amount of a water-soluble dietary fiber selected from a cellulose acetate having a total degree of acetyl substitution of 0.4 to 1.1.
US Pat. No. 10,188,680

TUMOR LYSATE LOADED PARTICLES

Orbis Health Solutions LL...

1. A composition comprising a yeast cell wall particle and a tumor lysate, wherein about 200 ?g to about 500 ?g tumor lysate is loaded within about 109 yeast cell wall particles.
US Pat. No. 10,189,964

METHODS FOR PREPARING OPEN-CELLED POLYURETHANE FOAMS, SYSTEMS FOR USE THEREIN, AND OPEN-CELLED POLYURETHANE FOAMS PRODUCED THEREBY

COVESTRO LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. A method for preparing an open-celled polyurethane foam, comprising:(a) depositing a polyurethane foam-forming composition comprising a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component into a container having a gas-permeable base, wherein the polyol component comprises:
(i) 20 to 40% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyol component, of a polypropylene oxide-based polyether diol having an OH number in the range of from 450 to 600;
(ii) 30 to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyol component, of a poly(propylene/ethylene oxide) glycerin-initiated polyether triol having an OH number in the range of from 26 to 34; and
(iii) 10 to 30% by weight, based on the total weight of the polyol component, of a polypropylene oxide-based polyether triol having an OH number in the range of from 400 to 550; and
(b) allowing the polyurethane-foam forming composition to form an open-celled polyurethane foam in the container,
wherein the method comprises heating the gas-permeable base, with a heating device comprising a heating pad, matt or plate disposed beneath the gas-permeable base, before, during, and/or after step (a) and continuing the heating during at least a portion of step (b), and
wherein the method is discontinuous.
US Pat. No. 10,188,685

USE OF LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM COMPOSITION FOR MANUFACTURING ANTI-FATIGUE PROBIOTIC COMPOSITION TO IMPROVE EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

NATIONAL TAIWAN SPORT UNI...

1. A method for improving exercise performance and reducing muscle fatigue, comprisingadministering a therapeutically effective amount of a composition including Lactobacillus plantarum LP10 with the deposition number CGMCC13008;
wherein reducing muscle fatigue includes increasing muscle mass and muscle endurance; and
wherein the therapeutically effective amount is at least 1010 CFU per day.
US Pat. No. 10,189,711

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECOVERING PHOSPHORUS FROM WASTEWATER INCLUDING DIGESTATE RECYCLE

Multiform Harvest Inc., ...

1. A method for treating wastewater and producing inorganic phosphorus, comprising: (a) inducing a mixture of microorganisms to grow in the wastewater, thereby taking up phosphorous from the wastewater into the microorganisms cell mass,(b) inducing the mixture of microorganisms containing phosphorus and magnesium to release phosphorus and magnesium to provide a treated mixture that includes phosphorus and magnesium;
(c) subjecting the treated mixture to solids separation to provide a phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced mixture and an ammonia-containing, phosphorus- and magnesium-rich liquid;
(d) conducting the ammonia-containing, phosphorus- and magnesium-rich liquid to an inorganic phosphorus reactor to provide inorganic phosphorus;
(e) anaerobically treating the phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced mixture to provide an ammonia-rich, phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced product; and
(f) conducting at least a portion of the ammonia-rich, phosphorus- and magnesium-reduced product to the treated mixture prior to solids separation in step (c).
US Pat. No. 10,189,968

VARNISH FOR POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM PRODUCTION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM USING SAME

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A varnish comprising a resin, fine particles, and a solvent, whereinthe resin includes polyamide acid and/or polyimide,
a content of the fine particles is not less than 65% by volume with respect to a total of the resin and the fine particles,
the fine particles have a particle diameter distribution index (d25/d75) in a range of not less than 1.6 and not more than 5, and
a viscosity at 25° C. of the varnish is not less than 550 mPa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,188,687

ORIENTAL MEDICINAL COLLAGEN FOOD

Goo Whan Kim, Daejeon (K...

1. An oriental medicinal collagen food for skin beauty enhancement comprising:a dried extract comprising:
Gyepogyo comprising a fermented mixture of pasteurized chicken feet and dandelion extract, wherein claws and scales are removed from the pasteurized chicken feet; and
at least one of angelica gigas and pueraria root.
US Pat. No. 10,188,691

PROTEIN INTERFACES

SyntheX, Inc., San Franc...

1. A non-naturally occurring peptide of fewer than 30 amino acid residues which interacts with RAD51 Associated Protein 1?s (RAD51AP1?s) binding site on human RAD51 recombinase (RAD51), wherein the non-naturally occurring peptide consists of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 5, SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO: 66, or SEQ ID NO:67, wherein any of the amino acids are optionally D-amino acids.
US Pat. No. 10,188,692

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING OPHTHALMIC CONDITIONS

Stealth Biotherapeutics C...

1. A method for treating macular degeneration in a mammalian subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a peptide represented by the formula D-Arg-2?6?-Dmt-Lys-Phe-NH2 or Phe-D-Arg-Phe-Lys-NH2, where the subject has drusen.
US Pat. No. 10,192,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION AND USE OF OPTIMAL NUCLEOTIDE FLOW ORDERS

454 Life Sciences Corpora...

1. A method for sequencing a nucleic acid template using a flow order that minimizes the accumulation of phasic synchrony error in sequence data, comprising the steps of:(a) introducing a numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprising a k-base length into a sequencing by synthesis reaction environment, wherein the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprises a predetermined series of flows of nucleotide species that is generated by
(i) simulating expected flowgram signals that would be generated using a sequencing by synthesis method to acquire sequence data from one or more known reference sequences, wherein the sequence data comprises an accumulation of phasic synchrony error from the one or more known reference sequences and
(ii) selecting the series of flows of nucleotide species that demonstrates a high read length characteristic and a low extension rate characteristic for the one or more known reference sequences, wherein the high read length characteristic is greater than about 400 bp and the low extension rate characteristic is less than or equal to 0.55 bp/flow;
(b) acquiring signals from the sequencing by synthesis reaction environment in response to incorporation of the nucleotide species in an extension reaction of one or more populations of substantially identical nucleic acid template molecules, wherein the signals comprise a measure of error from a subset of nucleic acid template molecules from one or more of the populations fall behind a phase of extension; and
(c) cyclically repeating the introduction of the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species and acquisition of signals for a number of iterations, wherein the subset of nucleic acid molecules re-synchronize with the phase of extension that reduces the measure of error due to the high read length characteristic and the low extension rate characteristic of the sequential ordering.
US Pat. No. 10,188,693

METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Stealth Biotherapeutics C...

1. A method for delaying onset, ameliorating or eliminating statin side effects in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a peptide D-Arg-2?6?-Dmt-Lys-Phe-NH2 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the peptide is chemically linked to the statin, wherein the statin side effect comprises one or more of rhabdomyolysis, kidney failure, diabetes, memory loss, and decreased coenzyme Q10 levels.
US Pat. No. 10,192,025

ROTAVIRUS PARTICLES WITH CHIMERIC SURFACE PROTEINS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A chimeric protein complex comprising a trimer-forming rotavirus VP7 surface protein linked to a heterologous protein, wherein the rotavirus VP7 surface protein is linked to the heterologous protein non-covalently by a two-part adapter system, wherein the first part of the adapter system comprises a first adapter polypeptide that is fused to the rotavirus VP7 surface protein optionally via a linker sequence, and the second part of the adapter system comprises a second adapter polypeptide that is fused to the heterologous protein optionally via a linker sequence, wherein the first and the second parts of the adapter system form a stable complex with each other, and wherein the chimeric protein complex is capable of recoating and thereby forming a part of an outer layer of double-layered rotavirus particles in vitro.
US Pat. No. 10,189,980

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A process for producing a thermoplastic resin composition having a continuous phase comprising (A) an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer and (B) a polyamide resin (B) and a dispersed phase comprising (C) an acid-modified polyolefin elastomer, wherein the process comprising:(I) kneading the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) and the acid-modified polyolefin elastomer (C) to form a kneaded material in which the acid-modified polyolefin elastomer (C) is dispersed in the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A), subsequently,
(II) adding the polyamide resin (B) to the kneaded material obtained in step (I) and further kneading them, and subsequently,
(III) adding an end-capping agent (D) for the polyamide resin (B) in an amount of 0.1 to 5 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the polyamide resin (B) to a kneaded material obtained in step (II) and melt-kneading them at or above the melting point of the polyamide resin (B).
US Pat. No. 10,188,703

METHOD FOR TREATING DIABETES MELLITUS BY A COMPOSITION COMPRISING INSULIN AND A GLP-1/GLUCAGON DUAL AGONIST

HANMI PHARM. CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for treating diabetes mellitus, comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition to a subject at high risk of or having the diabetes mellitus, wherein the composition comprises a long-acting insulin conjugate and a long-acting glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1)/glucagon dual agonist conjugate,wherein the long-acting insulin conjugate is a conjugate in which insulin is linked to an immunoglobulin Fc region via a non-peptidyl polymer; and
wherein the long-acting GLP-1/glucagon dual agonist conjugate is a conjugate in which a GLP-1/glucagon dual agonist is linked to an immunoglobulin Fc region via a non-peptidyl polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,188,716

PROTECTIVE ANTIGEN COMPLEXES WITH INCREASED STABILITY AND USES THEREOF

Wichita State University,...

1. A method for inducing an immunogenic response in a subject against B. anthracis, said method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically-effective amount of an immunogenic composition against Bacillus anthracis, said composition comprising a stabilized protective antigen complex, said complex comprising Bacillus anthracis protective antigen protein and capillary morphogenesis protein-2, wherein said capillary morphogenesis protein-2 is bound to said protective antigen protein along a binding interface.
US Pat. No. 10,190,003

DEGRADATION-RESISTANT SCALE INHIBITORS

Cytec Industries Inc., , ...

1. A method of reducing aluminosilicate containing scale in a Bayer process, comprising:identifying a Bayer process equipment surface that is subject to scale formation during the Bayer process;
contacting the identified Bayer process equipment surface with an amount of a scale inhibiting composition effective to form a treated surface that is more resistant to scale formation upon subsequent contact with a Bayer process stream than an otherwise comparable untreated surface; and
contacting the treated surface with the Bayer process stream;
wherein the scale inhibiting composition comprises a liquor comprising an aqueous solution of one or more water-soluble salts having at least about 0.004% by weight of total dissolved salts and a silicon-containing compound,
wherein the silicon-containing compound is resistant to degradation in alumina recovery process streams at process temperatures from about 100° C. to about 265° C.,
wherein the silicon-containing compound is a reaction product of at least a polyamine, a first nitrogen-reactive compound and a second nitrogen-reactive compound,
wherein:
the first nitrogen-reactive compound comprises a —Si(OR1b)3 group and a nitrogen-reactive group, where R1b is H, optionally substituted C1-C20 alkyl, optionally substituted C6-C12 aryl, optionally substituted C7-C20 aralkyl, optionally substituted C2-C20 alkenyl, Group I metal ion, Group II metal ion, or NR2b4, each R2b being independently selected from H, optionally substituted C1-C20 alkyl, optionally substituted C6-C12 aryl, optionally substituted C7-C20 aralkyl, or optionally substituted C2-C20 alkenyl;
the second nitrogen-reactive compound comprises a nitrogen-reactive group and does not contain a —Si(OR1b)3 group, and
wherein the silicon-containing compound is free of ?-hydroxy ether groups.
US Pat. No. 10,189,749

HUMIC ACID LIGNITE COAL BASED LIQUID FERTILIZER

Innovative Crop Solutions...

1. A fertilizer composition prepared by a process comprising:(a) preparing a mixture consisting essentially of liquid nitrogen and lignite;
(b) mixing the liquid nitrogen and lignite;
(c) adding phosphoric acid to the mixture;
(d) mixing the phosphoric acid with the mixture;
(e) adding water to the mixture and phosphoric acid to form a solution;
(f) mixing the water with the solution;
(g) adding potash to the solution;
(h) mixing the potash into the solution;
(i) filtering the solution, wherein filtering is performed by gravity filtration; and
(j) placing the solution into a container.
US Pat. No. 10,188,987

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FILTERS FOR DIESEL EMISSION CONTROL

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. A catalyzed particulate filter comprising:a plurality of porous walls extending longitudinally to form a plurality of parallel passages extending from an inlet end to an outlet end, wherein a quantity of the passages are inlet passages that are open at the inlet end and closed at the outlet end, and a quantity of passages are outlet passages that are closed at the inlet end and open at the outlet end;
at least three coatings creating at least two zones axially along the plurality of porous walls, wherein a first coating is a first SCR catalyst coating, a second coating is a second SCR catalyst coating, and a third coating is a platinum group metal coating.
US Pat. No. 10,188,732

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INACTIVATING ENVELOPED VIRUSES

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A method of inactivating an enveloped virus in a recombinant protein preparation, the method comprising contacting a recombinant protein preparation that comprises a recombinant protein with N,N-dimethyldodecyclamine N-oxide (LDAO) in an amount sufficient to inactivate the enveloped virus, wherein the amount is at a concentration above critical micelle concentration of the LDAO and does not inhibit biological activity of the recombinant protein.
US Pat. No. 10,189,762

PROCESS FOR PURIFICATION AND SEPARATION OF CANNABINOIDS, FROM DRIED HEMP AND CANNABIS LEAVES

Orochem Technologies, Inc...

1. A process for the purification of cannabidiol (CBD) in a crude cannabis extract stream to provide at least one high purity cannabidiol product selected from the group consisting of a high purity cannabinoid oil stream, a phytocannabinoid rich oil, a solid CBD aggregate and mixtures thereof being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol, said process comprising:a) passing the crude cannabis extract stream comprising debris and small particles, cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiolic acid, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, other cannabinols, chlorophylls, color bodies, sugars and carbohydrates, lipids, plant waxes, impurities, and ethanol to a first filtration zone comprising a series of successive filters of decreasing pore size, starting at a pore size of 100 microns and reducing to about 10 microns in 3 or more stages to remove debris and small particles in a progressive filtration step to provide a filtered crude cannabinoid stream;
b) passing the filtered crude cannabinoid stream comprising cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiolic acid, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, other cannabinols, chlorophylls, color bodies, sugars and carbohydrates, lipids, plant waxes, impurities, and ethanol to a decolorization zone comprising a 10 ?m filter and a decolorization chromatographic column containing a modified activated carbon adsorbent which was heat treated to provide a highly hydrophobic adsorbent which is essentially free of hydroxyl groups, has an average particle diameter of between 177 and 250 microns, and an iodine number of above 900 mg/g and operated at a decolorization pressure of 2.72 atm to about 4.08 atm (40-60 psig) and a decolorization temperature ranging from 20-25° C. to remove at least a portion of color bodies and essentially all of the chlorophyll to provide a decolorized extract stream;
c) passing the decolorized extract stream to a first evaporation zone operated at a first vacuum pressure of ?0.60 to about ?0.74 atm (?18 to ?22 in Hg) and a temperature of about 90 to about 110° C. to remove at least a portion of the ethanol to provide an evaporated extract stream which is essentially free of ethanol;
d) passing the evaporated extract stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), sugars and carbohydrates, lipids, plant waxes, impurities and other cannabinoids to an activation zone and therein subjected to a carboxylation reaction at a decarboxylation temperature of about 90 to about 120° C. and a decarboxylation pressure of about ?0.6 atm to 0.74 atm for a decarboxylation reaction time of about 5 to about 8 hours, or sufficient time for the decarboxylation reaction to occur and proceed to completion, said decarboxylation reaction time being sufficient to fully decarboxylate essentially all of the cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) to provide a decarboxylated cannabinoid oil comprising cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), lipids, plant waxes, and other cannabinoids, and being essentially free of cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), and water washing the decarboxylated cannabinoid oil to remove at least a portion of the impurities to provide a washed decarboxylated cannabinoid oil;
e) admixing the washed decarboxylated cannabinoid oil with a dewaxing solvent having a dewaxing solvent volume ratio of 80 volume units of ethanol to 20 volume units water to provide a dewaxing feed stream and passing the dewaxing feed stream to a dewaxing zone containing a dewaxing column at a dewaxing column pressure of about 2.72 atm to about 4.08 atm (40-60 psi) and room temperature (20-25° C.), said dewaxing column containing a hydrophobic activated carbon adsorbent which is essentially free of hydroxyl groups, and having an average particle diameter of between 177 and 250 microns, and an iodine number of above 900 mg/g to remove at least a portion of the lipids and plant waxes and to provide a dewaxed cannabinoid oil stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), sugars and carbohydrates, color bodies, and other cannabinoids;
f) passing the dewaxed cannabinoid oil stream and a mobile phase desorbent stream consisting of a mixture of food grade ethanol and water to a reversed phase simulated moving bed zone comprising a plurality of adsorbent beds containing a modified hydrophobic adsorbent comprising a styrene-divinylbenzene (DVB) resin having 4 to 8 percent crosslinking or a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) resin, said modified hydrophobic adsorbent having an average particle diameter of between 25 and 300 microns, an average bulk density (gm/mL) of from 0.4 to 0.6, a surface area (m2/g) of from 450 to 550, and a pore volume of from 0.70-0.90 (mL/g) to provide a primary raffinate stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), mobile phase desorbent, sugars and carbohydrates, color bodies, and other cannabinoids and being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an extract stream comprising mobile phase desorbent, cannabidiol (CBD), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and a secondary raffinate stream comprising mobile phase desorbent, cannabidiol (CBD) which is admixed with the mobile phase desorbent and returned to the reversed phase simulated moving bed zone;
g) passing the primary raffinate to a second evaporation zone to remove mobile phase desorbent to provide a second recovered solvent stream comprising the mobile phase desorbent and to provide the high purity cannabinoid oil stream having an average cannabidiol purity of greater than 80 wt % and being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
h) passing at least a portion of the high purity cannabinoid oil stream to a polishing zone and therein admixing the high purity cannabinoid oil stream with a non-polar solvent stream comprising hexane and therein allowing the admixture to settle to form a precipitate comprising sugars and carbohydrates and a supernatant non-polar solution comprising cannabidiol (CBD), color bodies, and other cannabinoids;
i) passing a portion of the supernatant non-polar solution to a second filtration zone to remove the precipitate and to provide a filtered supernatant non-polar solution;
j) passing the filtered supernatant non-polar solution to a third evaporation zone to remove at least a portion of the non-polar solvent to provide an evaporated cannabinoid oil stream and a recovered non-polar solvent stream, and returning at least a portion of the recovered non-polar solvent stream to the polishing zone to be admixed with the non-polar solvent;
k) passing the evaporated cannabinoid oil stream to a wash zone and alternately washing the evaporated cannabinoid oil stream first with an ethanol wash stream comprising pure ethanol in a washing ratio of 1:3 liters of ethanol to kilograms of evaporated cannabinoid oil, and second with a fourth water wash stream in a water wash ratio of 1:3 liters of water to kilograms of evaporated cannabinoid oil, and wherein following each step, washed cannabinoid oil is evaporated to dryness to provide a phytocannabinoid rich oil which is essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and comprising greater than 80 wt-% cannabinoid (CBD);
l) passing a portion of the supernatant non-polar solution to a isolate chromatography zone comprising a first isolate chromatography column and a second isolate chromatography column being in serial fluid communication and wherein the first isolate chromatography column contains a modified hydrophilic adsorbent comprising a spherical polar silica adsorbent having a high level of silenol groups, an average particle diameter of between 60 and 200 microns, a surface area of between 450 to 550 m2/g a pore volume of between 0.7 and 0.85 mL/g and a pore size of between 0.005 and 0.0075 microns, wherein the second isolate chromatography column contains an activated alumina adsorbent having an average particle diameter of between 50 to 200 microns, an average bulk density of 0.85 g/ml, a surface area of between 140 and 170 m2/g, and an average pore diameter of greater than 0.006 microns to provide an isolate elute stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), non-polar solvent and other cannabinoids;
m) passing the isolate elute stream to a crystallization zone, wherein the isolate elute stream is subjected to a freezer temperature of equal to or less than about ?20° C. for a freezer period of about 24 to about 72 hours to permit primary high purity cannabidiol crystals, containing from about 96 to about 98 wt-% cannabidiol to form, harvesting the primary high purity cannabidiol (CBD) crystals and admixing the primary high purity cannabidiol crystals with hexane to provide the crystal isolate solution comprising 20-30% by weight cannabidiol CBD oils, and retaining the crystal isolate solution at room temperature for a period of 24-72 hours to permit secondary high purity CBD crystals to form and harvesting the secondary high purity CBD crystals;
n) passing the secondary high purity CBD crystals to a rotary evaporation zone wherein the secondary high purity crystals are heated until molten to evaporate any residual non-polar and washed with a third water wash stream at least three times in the rotary evaporation, wherein at the completion of each wash step the secondary high purity crystals are dried to complete dryness to provide a solid CBD aggregate which is essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and has a cannabidiol purity of greater than 99 wt-%; and,
o) withdrawing at least one high purity cannabidiol product being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) a stream selected from the group consisting of the high purity cannabinoid oil stream, the phytocannabinoid rich oil, the solid CBD aggregate and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,191,045

SOL COMPOSITION FOR SOL-GEL BIOCHIP TO IMMOBILIZE PROBE ON SUBSTRATE WITHOUT SURFACE TREATMENT AND METHOD AND SCREENING THEREOF

So Youn Kim, Seoul (KR)

1. A method for screening a sol composition for sol-gel biochips, which is used to immobilize a probe on a surface-untreated substrate, the method comprising the steps of:(a) obtaining a first library of sol compositions wherein at least one silicate monomer selected from the group consisting of tetramethylorthosilicate (TMOS), methyltrimethoxysilane (MTMOS), tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS), ethyltrimethoxysilane (ETrEOS), trimethoxysilane (TMS), methyltrimethoxysilicate (MTMS) and 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilicate (3-ATMS), and at least one additive selected from the group consisting of polyglyceryl silicate (PGS), diglyceryl silane (DGS), 3-glycidoxypropyl trimethoxysilane (GPTMOS), (N-triethoxysilylpropyl)-0-polyethylene oxide urethane (PEOU), glycerol and polyethylene glycol (PEG) having a molecular weight of 100-10,000, are mixed with each other in buffer at various ratios;
(b) spotting the first library of sol compositions on a surface-untreated target substrate;
(c) measuring the adhesion, appearance, transmittance and gelling time of the spots formed in the step (b), and selecting, based on the measurement results, compositions, which do not show the detachment of spots even when they are scratched with a tip after washing, have a spot diameter of 100-800 ?m while maintaining a circular shape, show a self-fluorescence lower than background fluorescence, and have a gelling time of 4-48 hours in a tube and a gelling time of 1-4 hours on the spots of the substrate, thereby obtaining a second library of sol com positions;
(d) adding a probe to the second library of sol compositions and spotting the probe-containing second library on a surface-untreated substrate; and
(e) measuring the immobilization rate of the spots for the probe, and the specificity between the probe and a target substance, and selecting, based on the measurement results, a sol composition wherein the immobilization rate of the probe is at least 70% and the ratio of specific signals/non-specific signals of the probe and the target substance is at least 3.
US Pat. No. 10,188,999

PROCESS FOR ENCAPSULATING A LIQUID

Fondazione Istituto Itali...

1. Process for the production of globular microstructures comprising a liquid core and a solid shell that envelops the core, in which said solid shell is impervious to water and is formed from hydrophobic polymeric micro- or nanofibres, the method comprising:dropping droplets of liquid on a mat of polymeric micro- or nanofibres obtained by electrospinning, and
rolling said droplets on said mat of fibres, so as to extract micro- or nanofibres that are not intertwined with one another from said mat and form said shell on the surface of the liquid core.
US Pat. No. 10,190,024

POLISHING COMPOSITION

FUJIMI INCORPORATED, Kiy...

1. A polishing composition, comprising silica particles as abrasives and a basic compound as polishing removal accelerator, whereina density of silanol groups of the silica particles is 1.5 to 6.0 pieces/nm2,
an adsorption ratio parameter A of the polishing composition is 1.2 or less, the adsorption ratio parameter represents concentration dependency of an amount of adsorption of the basic compound to the silica particles as a ratio of high-concentration adsorption amount/low-concentration adsorption amount, and
the polishing composition has a pH of 8 to 12.
US Pat. No. 10,191,057

METHODS OF DIAGNOSING, CLASSIFYING AND TREATING ENDOMETRIAL CANCER AND PRECANCER

The Translational Genomic...

1. A method of treating endometrial cancer characterized by FGFR2 activation in a subject, the method comprising:obtaining from the subject a biological sample comprising endometrial cancer cells;
screening for a FGFR2 activation mutation in the endometrial cancer cells wherein the FGFR2 activation mutation results in an amino acid substitution selected from the group consisting of:
(a) an S to W mutation at position 252 of SEQ ID NOS:2 (NP_075259.2) or 3 (NP_000132.1);
(b) a P to R mutation at position 253 of SEC) ID NOS:2 or 3;
(c) a K to R mutation at position 310 of SEC) ID NOS:2 or 3;
(d) an A to T mutation at position 315 of SEQ ID NOS:2 or 3;
(e) an S to C mutation at position 373 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 372 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(f) a Y to C mutation at position 376 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 375 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(g) a C to R mutation at position 383 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 382 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(h) an M to R mutation at position 392 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 391 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(i) an I to V mutation at position 548 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 547 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(j) an N to K mutation at position 550 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 549 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(k) a K to E mutation at position 660 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 659 of SEQ ID NO:3; and
(l) a K to N mutation at position 660 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 659 of SEQ ID NO:3;
identifying the endometrial cancer cells as susceptible to an FGFR2 inhibitor upon finding the FGFR2 activation mutation in the endometrial cancer cells; and
administering to the subject with endometrial cancer characterized by FGFR2 activation an effective amount of an FGFR2 inhibitor, wherein the FGFR2 inhibitor is PD173074.
US Pat. No. 10,189,009

PARTICULATE WATER ABSORBING AGENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A method for producing a particulate water absorbing agent, the particulate water absorbing agent being arranged such that particles having passed through a 150-?m mesh as defined through a standard-sieve classification are contained in an amount of 3 mass % or less, the method comprising the steps of:(1) polymerizing a monomer aqueous solution including acrylic acid (salt) as a main component, the monomer aqueous solution having a monomer concentration of 30 mass % or more, the polymerization involving use of an internal crosslinking agent in an amount of 0.04 mol % or more and 0.07 mol % or less relative to the monomer and producing a hydrogel;
(2) drying the hydrogel, produced through the step (1), to produce a dried product having a swelling rate (CRC) of 35 g/g to 55 g/g;
(3) pulverizing the dried product into particles and optionally classifying the particles to produce a water absorbent resin powder including, at 80 mass % or more relative to the entire water absorbent resin powder, a particle having a size of 600 ?m to 150 ?m as defined through a standard-sieve classification;
(4) adding a surface-crosslinking agent, which includes a compound containing a hydroxyl group and/or a derivative group thereof, to the water absorbent resin powder, produced through the step (3), to decrease the swelling rate (CRC) by 3 g/g to 15 g/g to a swelling rate (CRC) of 32 g/g to 50 g/g to produce a surface-crosslinked water absorbent resin powder, and
(5) adding a liquid permeability improving agent to the water absorbent resin powder simultaneously with and/or after the step (4).
US Pat. No. 10,189,013

MONOLITHIC CATALYST COMPRISING MOLECULAR SIEVE MEMBRANE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE MONOLITHIC CATALYST

WUHAN KAIDI ENGINEERING T...

1. A method for preparing a monolithic catalyst comprising:cobalt;
a matrix, the matrix comprising at least one metal selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, copper, platinum, titanium, molybdenum, iron, and tin;
an additive, the additive being lanthanum, zirconium, cerium, rhodium, platinum, rhenium, ruthenium, titanium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, or a mixture thereof; and
a molecular sieve membrane, the molecular sieve membrane being mesoporous silica SBA-16 which is disposed on a surface of the metal matrix and is a carrier of the cobalt and the additive;
wherein
a thickness of the carrier of the molecular sieve membrane is between 26 and 67 ?m, the method comprising:
1) washing a plurality of metal matrixes having a honeycomb-shape and uniform sizes using deionized water; and drying the metal matrixes in an oven at 100° C.;
2) dissolving molecular sieve powders of the mesoporous silica SBA-16 in absolute ethanol to yield a mixture; oscillating the mixture for 20 to 30 min using an ultrasonic oscillation method to form a uniformly distributed soak solution of the molecular sieve powders; soaking the metal matrixes pretreated in 1) in the soak solution for 1 to 10 s; taking the metal matrixes out, and when the soak solution on the metal matrixes stops flowing and dripping down, soaking the metal matrixes in the soak solution again; repeating the impregnation of the metal matrixes, and then drying the metal matrixes in air;
3) placing the metal matrixes obtained in 2) in a molecular sieve solution of mesoporous silica SBA-16 and crystallizing the mesoporous silica SBA-16 for 5 to 120 hrs at a temperature of between 70 and 150° C. in a reaction still; allowing the mesoporous silica SBA-16 to grow in-situ on a surface of the metal matrixes to yield metal matrixes comprising a molecular sieve membrane; taking out the metal matrixes comprising the molecular sieve membrane, washing the metal matrixes comprising the molecular sieve membrane using deionized water, and drying; and roasting the metal matrixes comprising the molecular sieve membrane for 4 to 8 hrs at a temperature of between 400 and 600° C.; and
4) soaking the metal matrixes comprising the molecular sieve membrane obtained in 3) in a solution of a cobalt salt and the additive for 1 to 20 min; drying the metal matrixes comprising the molecular sieve membrane and aging at room temperature for 3 to 36 hrs; roasting the metal matrixes comprising the molecular sieve membrane for 6 to 12 hrs at a programmed temperature of between 300 and 550° C., and then gradually cooling the metal matrixes comprising the molecular sieve membrane to room temperature.
US Pat. No. 10,191,068

ANTIBODY BASED REAGENTS THAT SPECIFICALLY RECOGNIZE NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE RELATED FORMS OF THE PROTEIN TDP-43

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. An antibody fragment comprising an amino acid sequence encoded by a nucleic acid, wherein the nucleic acid has at least 96% identity to SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,191,070

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MEASURING SEROTONIN IN A SAMPLE

Laboratory Corporation of...

1. A method for determining amount of released serotonin in a sample, the method comprising:providing a sample comprising a biological sample, donor platelets, and heparin;
incubating the sample for a period of time to release serotonin from the donor platelets;
chromatographically separating serotonin from other components in the incubated sample using liquid chromatography; and
analyzing the chromatographically separated serotonin by mass spectrometry to determine the amount of released serotonin in the sample relative to a total amount of serotonin available in the donor platelets.
US Pat. No. 10,191,326

FILM FOR BACKLIGHT UNIT AND BACKLIGHT UNIT AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor nanocrystal-polymer composite, comprisinga semiconductor nanocrystal and a matrix polymer in which the semiconductor nanocrystal is dispersed,
wherein the matrix polymer comprises a polymerization product of a multifunctional photo-curable oligomer, a mono-functional photo-curable monomer, and a multifunctional photo-curable cross-linking agent,
a content by weight (A1) of a first structural unit derived from the multifunctional photo-curable oligomer, a content by weight (A2) of a second structural unit derived from the mono-functional photo-curable monomer, and a content by weight (A3) of a third structural unit derived from the multifunctional photo-curable cross-linking agent satisfy Equation 1:
A1<(A2+A3).  Equation 1
US Pat. No. 10,188,783

METHOD FOR EXTRACORPOREAL REMOVAL OF PATHOGENIC MICROBE, AN INFLAMMATORY CELL OR AN INFLAMMATORY PROTEIN FROM BLOOD

ExThera Medical Corporati...

1. A method for extracorporeal removal of a virus from a subject, said method comprising:a) contacting said subject's whole blood with heparin immobilized on a solid substrate, said heparin having a terminal residue, wherein heparin immobilization consists of a single covalent link of said terminal residue to said solid substrate by covalent end-point attachment, under conditions allowing binding of said virus in said subject's whole blood sample to the heparin;
b) separating the whole blood from the solid substrate;
c) recovering said whole blood containing a reduced amount of said virus; and
d) reintroducing into said subject said whole blood containing a reduced amount of said virus.
US Pat. No. 10,188,793

INSULIN ON BOARD CALCULATION, SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.,...

1. An insulin delivery system comprising:an insulin delivery device configured to deliver insulin to a user of the system; and
a computer-based control unit associated with the insulin delivery device, the computer-based control unit having a computer-based processor, wherein the computer-based processor is configured to:
calculate a relative insulin on board value for a specific time by calculating a first value that represents a reference insulin on board value at the specific time, calculating a second value that represents an automated insulin on board value at the specific time, and subtracting one of the first and second values from the other;
determine a future insulin delivery schedule over a period of time based in part on the calculated relative insulin on board value; and
configure the insulin delivery device to deliver insulin according to the determined future insulin delivery schedule, and
wherein the automated insulin on board value represents at least one insulin delivery automatically specified by the computer-based control unit.
US Pat. No. 10,189,837

CRYSTALLINE (8S,9R)-5-FLUORO-8-(4-FLUOROPHENYL)-9-(1-METHYL-1H-1,2,4-TRIAZOL-5-YL)-8,9-DIHYDRO-2H-PYRIDO[4,3,2-DE]PHTHALAZIN-3(7H)-ONE TOSYLATE SALT

Medivation Technologies L...

4. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the crystalline tosylate salt of claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.
US Pat. No. 10,190,106

CAS9-DNA TARGETING UNIT CHIMERAS

Univesity of Massachusett...

1. A fusion protein comprising an attenuated Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpCas9) nuclease, said nuclease comprising a protospacer adjacent motif recognition domain having a lysine-substituted or serine substituted arginine residue and a DNA binding domain (DBD) protein.
US Pat. No. 10,189,086

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING POROUS THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTICLES

ARCAM AB, Moelndal (SE)

1. A method for manufacturing a porous three-dimensional article comprising the steps of:creating a model of a non-porous three-dimensional article comprising a predetermined number of layers with a predetermined thickness;
creating a model of a porous structure, said creating step comprising the steps of:
defining a completely randomized three-dimensional space comprising a randomized arrangement of nodes, said randomized arrangement of nodes defined by the steps of:
a. identifying a predetermined number of said nodes initially arranged randomly in the three-dimensional space of predetermined size;
b. determining a maximum number of neighbor nodes to a specific node;
c. skipping a number x of closest neighbors to said specific node where x is a random integer number being ?0;
d. connecting each of said maximum neighbor nodes, with the exception of the skipped nodes, to said specific node with a strut; and
e. repeating steps a-d for each node in the three-dimensional space,
wherein said nodes are connected together in the randomized arrangement using struts, wherein said randomized arrangement is randomized in every direction of the completely randomized three-dimensional space, and wherein said randomized arrangement lacks periodicity, such that due to the lacking periodicity, a mechanical strength of a porous structure created therefrom is equal in all directions;
slicing said completely randomized three-dimensional space into a predetermined number of layers with a predetermined thickness;
applying one layer of said model of the non-porous three-dimensional article on one layer of said randomized three-dimensional space resulting in a model of a porous layer of said porous three-dimensional article; and
repeating said applying step for all layers of said model of the non-porous three-dimensional article; and
manufacturing the porous three-dimensional article by exposing fusible material to an energy source, so that a layer of fused material is corresponding to the model of the porous layer of said porous three-dimensional article,
wherein said porous three-dimensional article lacks periodicity.
US Pat. No. 10,188,070

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460155

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460155, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460155 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123841.
US Pat. No. 10,188,071

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460258

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460258, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460258 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123842.
US Pat. No. 10,188,603

TOPICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Transdermal Biotechnology...

1. A method, comprising:providing a sealed container containing a composition comprising molecular nitric oxide, a peptide, and phosphatidylcholine, wherein the sealed container contains less than about 20 mol % oxygen;
unsealing the sealed container to allow access to the composition; and
administering the composition to a subject having or at risk of sexual dysfunction.
US Pat. No. 10,189,887

POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF FOR REDUCING CD95-MEDIATED CELL MOTILITY

INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL...

1. A fusion protein, comprising a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence having at least 96, 97, 98, 99 or 100% identity with an amino acid sequence ranging from an amino-acid residue at position 175 to an amino-acid residue at position 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, or 210 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:1,wherein said polypeptide is fused to a heterologous cell-penetrating peptide.
US Pat. No. 10,188,609

MICROPARTICLES COMPRISING A PROBIOTIC, CROSS-LINKABLE REAGENT, A DENATURED PROTEIN, POLYOL PLASTICISER AND TREHALOSE

ProGel Pty Ltd, Brisbane...

1. A microparticle precursor composition comprising a blend of a probiotic, a cross-linkable reagent, a denatured protein, a polyol plasticizer, trehalose and a carrier, wherein the blend does not contain a cross-linking reagent.
US Pat. No. 10,189,897

PROTEIN PURIFICATION

UCB PHARMA, S.A., Brusse...

1. A process for the purification of an antibody fragment comprising:a) a first chromatography step to capture the antibody fragment wherein a periplasmic cell extract containing bacterial host cell protein in an amount of about 200 ?g/ml to 10,000 ?g/ml and an antibody fragment at a concentration of at least 1.5 g/L is subjected to cation exchange chromatography and subsequently eluted to produce a first eluate containing the antibody fragment; and
b) a second chromatography step wherein the first eluate is subjected to anion exchange chromatography to capture impurities and produce a flow through containing the antibody fragment.
US Pat. No. 10,189,900

METHOD FOR SCREENING FOR AUTOPHAGY ACTIVATOR OR INHIBITOR

KOREA FOOD RESEARCH INSTI...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to phosphorylated Beclin 1, said antibody binds to the epitope of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the fifth amino acid residue serine is phosphorylated.
US Pat. No. 10,188,620

TREATMENT FOR NAFLD AND NASH

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method for treating a disease that is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a subject having metabolic syndrome, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of seladelpar or a salt thereof to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,188,111

PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE COMPOSITION COMPRISING DILUTE SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION

Hypo-Stream Limited, Mel...

1. A method of treating infection, preventing infection or aiding healing in a mammal comprising administering to said mammal an effective amount of a composition comprising dilute stabilized sodium hypochlorite solution and a dye to show that the dilute stabilized sodium hypochlorite solution is fresh and active by means of a color change within a period of one hour after said dilute stabilized sodium hypochlorite solution is prepared, wherein said dye selected from the group consisting of azafloxin, basic blue (nil blue sulphate), bismarck brown, basic red (rhodamine 6G), bengal red, brilliant crysyl blue, eosin, fluorescein, gentian violet, indocyanine green, janus green, methylene green, methylene blue, neutral red, trypan blue, and trypan red.
US Pat. No. 10,188,624

ENTERIC SOFT CAPSULES COMPRISING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Patheon Softgels Inc., H...

1. A method for treating or reducing symptoms of a cardiovascular-related disease comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an oral pharmaceutical dosage form comprising an enteric soft capsule shell comprising:gelatin and an enteric polymer;
wherein a weight ratio of enteric polymer to gelatin is 1:2.6; and
the shell encapsulates a fill comprising at least 70% by weight eicosapentaenoic free fatty acid (EPA), wherein upon administration, the enteric soft capsule reduces onset or ameliorates symptoms of gastrointestinal side effects comprising one or more of eructation, abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea or fishy odor.
US Pat. No. 10,191,186

OPTICAL BONDING THROUGH THE USE OF LOW-SOFTENING POINT OPTICAL GLASS FOR IR OPTICAL APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS FORMED

SCHOTT CORPORATION, Elms...

1. An infrared optical combination of two optical elements having infrared transmission bonded together by a bonding glass that has infrared transmission, wherein the bonding glass comprises As and S, wherein S>70 mol % and 0 mol %
US Pat. No. 10,189,908

CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTORS RECOGNIZING CANCER-SPECIFIC TN GLYCOPEPTIDE VARIANTS

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO...

1. A cancer-specific Tn glycopeptide binding partner that binds a cancer-specific Tn glycopeptide, wherein the binding partner comprises the antibody heavy chain variable fragment (VH) of SEQ ID NO:19 or a humanized derivative thereof, and the antibody light chain variable fragment (VL) of SEQ ID NO:20 or a humanized derivative thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,190,169

BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION

ImmuneXpress Pty Ltd, Bo...

1. A method for treating or inhibiting the development of infection-negative systemic inflammatory response syndrome (inSIRS) or infection-positive systemic inflammatory response syndrome (ipSIRS) in a subject, the method comprising:(1) providing a reference inflammatory response syndrome (IRS) biomarker profile that correlates presence of inSIRS with a first level of a PLAC8 expression product in a reference peripheral blood sample, and that correlates presence of ipSIRS with a second level of the PLAC8 expression product the reference peripheral blood sample, wherein the PLAC8 expression product is an IRS biomarker;
(2) obtaining a sample IRS biomarker profile that evaluates the level of the PLAC8 expression product in a peripheral blood sample taken from the subject;
(3) determining an increased likelihood of the presence of inSIRS or the presence of ipSIRS in the subject based on whether the sample IRS biomarker profile comprises the first level or the second level of the PLAC8 expression product; and
(4) administering to the subject an effective amount of an anti-inflammatory or anti-pyretic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having inSIRS, or administering to the subject an effective amount of an antibiotic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having ipSIRS.
US Pat. No. 10,188,632

OPIOID RECEPTOR MODULATOR DOSAGE FORMULATIONS

Allergan Holdings Unlimit...

1. A solid pharmaceutical dosage formulation comprising about 20 mg/dose to about 200 mg/dose of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid, about 60-80% by weight of silicified microcrystalline cellulose, about 0.55-0.95% by weight of colloidal silicon dioxide, about 3-7% by weight of crospovidone, about 5-15% mannitol, and about 0.55-0.95% by weight of magnesium stearate,wherein extraction of the formulation with water or saline at 25° C. for up to 12 hours produces a concentration of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid of less than or approximately 4 mg/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,190,171

POLYNUCLEOTIDE PRIMERS FOR DETECTING PIK3CA MUTATIONS

QIAGEN MANCHESTER LIMITED...

1. A method of detecting a mutation in a nucleic acid sample containing at least a fragment of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit A (PIK3CA) gene comprising:a) mixing the nucleic acid sample with
a polynucleotide comprising a sequence corresponding to SEQ ID NO:21 to produce a mixture;
b) amplifying copies of a fragment of a PIK3CA gene in the mixture using thermal cycling nucleic acid amplification to produce amplicons; and
c) detecting hybridization of the polynucleotide to the nucleic acid sample wherein hybridization indicates the presence of the mutation in the PIK3CA gene.
US Pat. No. 10,190,174

ULCERATIVE COLITIS (UC)-ASSOCIATED COLORECTAL NEOPLASIA MARKERS

Baylor Research Institute...

1. A method for determining increased methylation levels in genes from a sample from a patient with ulcerative colitis comprising measuring in the sample increased methylation levels for genes encoding miR-1 and miR-9 compared to a control or reference methylation level for the genes.
US Pat. No. 10,188,124

TEA DRY MATTER COMPOSITIONAL BEVERAGE

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A tea beverage composition comprising, calculated by weight of dry matter:0.3-10% of dry tea components;
30% to 65% saccharide selected from sucrose, glucose, fructose and combinations thereof
2-35% oil;
0.5-20% gelatinized starch; and
0.1-10% plant protein selected from leguminous protein, cereal protein and combinations thereof;
wherein the tea beverage composition contains less than 10% by weight of dry matter of particles of plant material comprising the plant protein wherein said particles having a diameter of more than 10 ?m and wherein the gelatinized starch and the plant protein are contained in the tea beverage composition in a weight ratio of 4:3 to 10:1;
wherein the tea beverage composition has a viscosity at 35° C. and 50 s?1 of 1-50mPa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,188,637

GRANULATE FORMULATION OF 5-METHYL-1-PHENYL-2-(1H)-PYRIDONE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC., ...

1. A granulate formulation of 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone, comprising:granules comprising 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone and a glidant; and
one or more extragranular excipients comprising an extragranular glidant.
US Pat. No. 10,189,919

ACETALIZED POLYVINYL ALCOHOL BARRIER COATINGS

SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION,...

1. An in situ method for preparing a resin solution comprising:(a) providing a solution comprising polyvinyl alcohol homopolymer or copolymer with ethylene groups, alcohol, and a C1-C3 aldehyde in order to achieve an acetalization of under 25 mol %; and
(b) adjusting solids content of the solution to about 20 to about 35 wt %;
wherein, said method does not comprise any step selected from the group consisting of: an isolation step, a washing step and a precipitation step, and the alcohol is adjusted to be at least 40 wt % and up to 60 wt %.
US Pat. No. 10,190,178

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MECC-CONTAINING METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Roche Molecular Systems, ...

1. A kit for detecting a nucleic acid of mecC-containing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mecC-MRSA) comprising:a first oligonucleotide consisting of a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, 6, and 8;
a second oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to a portion of an orfX gene, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 9; and
a detectably labeled third oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to an amplicon generated by the first oligonucleotide and the second oligonucleotide, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 10, or a complement thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,194,523

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY, ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a circuit board having an insulating board and a plurality of busbars that are bonded to one side of the insulating board;
an insulating layer that is printed to the plurality of busbars so as to couple adjacent ones of the plurality of busbars to each other;
a heat dissipation member on which the insulating layer is placed and which is configured to dissipate heat conducted from the insulating layer; and
a fixing member that is configured to fix the circuit board and the heat dissipation member to each other in a state in which the insulating layer is sandwiched between the heat dissipation member and the plurality of busbars,
a plurality of low-heat generating components and a plurality of high-heat generating components that generate more heat than the plurality of low-heat generating components are mounted on the circuit board, and
a heat insulating groove is formed in the circuit board at a location between the plurality of low-heat generating components and the plurality of high-heat generating components, the heat insulating groove passing through the circuit board and the insulating layer, and
a heat insulating recess that is continuous with the heat insulating groove is formed in the heat dissipation member.

US Pat. No. 10,194,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING LIGHTING DEVICE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A system to facilitate electric lighting device management, the system comprising:a light monitor adapted to be disposed in an electric light assembly, the electric light assembly comprising an electric light source and a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source, and the light monitor configured to:
monitor one or more conditions of at least a portion of the electric light assembly;
based at least in part on the monitoring, store a plurality of data recordings corresponding to operations of the electric light assembly over a period of time;
create reporting data based at least in part on the stored plurality of data recordings; and
wirelessly transmit a communication toward a system controller that is remote from the electric light assembly, the communication comprising the reporting data;
wherein the light monitor corresponds to the electric light source or a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source.

US Pat. No. 10,194,505

AUDIO BUS LIGHTING CONTROL

Harman International Indu...

1. A method for lighting control by an audio bus lighting control device, the method comprising:receiving, by a lighting control device, audio bus data generated by a source in a vehicle, wherein receiving the audio bus data includes receiving at least one channel of an audio signal of the audio bus;
generating, by a controller of the lighting control device, a lighting control signal for at least one lighting element of the vehicle based on the audio bus data; and
controlling, by a switching unit of the lighting control device, operation of the at least one lighting element of the vehicle based on the lighting control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,483

METHOD FOR RELEASING A SIDELINK RADIO BEARER FOR D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining, by the UE, whether to release a sidelink radio bearer for a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a peer UE, after the UE transmits data to the peer UE over the sidelink radio bearer;
generating, by the UE, a release request for the sidelink radio bearer identified by a target identifier (ID), a source ID, and a logical channel ID (LCID); and
transmitting, to the peer UE, the release request for the sidelink radio bearer with the target ID, the source ID, and the LCID associated with the sidelink radio bearer to be released.

US Pat. No. 10,194,482

ENHANCED NODE B AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATES TO USER EQUIPMENT WITH EXTENDED PAGING CYCLES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store information as stored system information; and
processing circuitry in communication with the memory and arranged to:
decode system information that comprises parameters for an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle and parameters for deriving Paging Occasions (POs);
monitor one of the POs for a paging message;
when a paging message for the UE received during the one of the POs comprises a systemInfoModification-eDRX parameter and the eDRX cycle is longer than a modification period during which notification of a system information change is provided, acquire new system information that comprises a master information block (MIB) and a plurality of system information blocks (SIBs) at a next opportunity;
replace the stored system information with the new system information; and
delay initiation of a radio resource control (RRC) connection procedure until after the MIB and the plurality of SIBs are acquired,
wherein the modification period in radio frames is proportional to a default paging cycle that indicates a number of radio frames over which a paging cycle comprising the POs occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,194,478

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING WIRELESS DOCKING SERVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a docking service using Wi-Fi, the method performed by a wireless dockee (WD) comprising:transmitting a probe request frame for discovering the docking service to a wireless docking center (WDC), the probe request including a docking information element (IE) 1, the docking IE 1 including at least one of:
a device Identifier parameter for identifying a device; and
a docking information request parameter indicating related to a docking service discovery;
receiving a probe response frame including a docking IE 2 from the WDC, the docking IE 2 including at least one of:
a device name parameter indicating a name of a device;
a wireless docking environment (WDN) parameter indicating information related to WDN that can be provided by the WDC; and
a WDN default parameter indicating information related to one or more peripherals within each WDN; and
determining a WDC for performing a docking connection based on the received docking IE 2; and
performing an Internet protocol (IP)-based docking connection with the determined WDC.

US Pat. No. 10,194,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a control device to control at least one of a connection or a pairing between a first device and a second device using a short-range wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting by the control device to the first device, a first read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a first list information indicating services in which the first device operates as a client role;
receiving, by the control device, a first read response message including the first list information;
transmitting, by the control device to the second device, a second read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a second list information indicating services in which the second device operates as a server role;
receiving, by the control device, a second read response message including the second list information; and
controlling, by the control device the at least one of the connection or the pairing between the first device and the second device based on the first list information and the second list information,
wherein the first list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the first device operates as the client role,
wherein the second list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the second device operates as the server role, and
wherein the secondary service information represents a service included in the primary service information to provide a primary service.

US Pat. No. 10,194,446

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONCURRENT RESOURCE USAGE FOR WWAN AND WLAN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), whether to configure the UE for a first type of resource sharing or a second type of resource sharing between a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, wherein one or more UE resources are configured for use with the first RAT; and
reconfiguring, by the UE, the one or more UE resources for use with the second RAT based at least in part on determining whether to configure the UE for the first type of resource sharing or the second type of resource sharing,
wherein reconfiguring the one or more UE resources comprises reconfiguring the one or more UE resources based at least in part on a plurality of performance parameters that correspond to a plurality of combinations of carriers and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) layers of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,419

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ADAPTIVE REPORTING IN TDD ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for controlling adaptive reporting by a base station in a Time Division Duplexing (TDD) environment, the method comprising:transmitting, from the base station to a user equipment a specific selection of a downlink (DL)-reference uplink (UL)-DL configuration for the user equipment via higher layer signaling;
transmitting an information element including reporting configuration information including a reporting periodicity and a reporting offset of channel status information, from the base station to the user equipment;
transmitting information on an UL-DL configuration change on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), from the base station to the user equipment, wherein the UL-DL configuration change results in a corresponding UL-DL configuration that is different from the DL-reference UL-DL configuration;
performing UL reception and DL transmission according to the corresponding UL-DL configuration; and
receiving the channel status information from the user equipment according to the DL-reference UL-DL configuration to which the reporting configuration information is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,194,401

METHOD OF TERMINAL TRANSMITTING SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL ON THE BASIS OF APERIODIC SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL TRIGGERING AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER TO TRANSMIT APERIODIC SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting an aperiodic sounding reference signal (SRS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, uplink power control information, the uplink power control information including a power offset value related to aperiodic SRS transmission;
receiving, by the UE, information regarding plural SRS parameter sets for the aperiodic SRS transmission;
receiving, by the UE, a downlink control information (DCI) format, the DCI format indicating a first triggering of an aperiodic SRS transmission; and
transmitting the aperiodic SRS based on the power offset value related to the aperiodic SRS transmission and a first SRS parameter set of the plural SRS parameter sets,
wherein the first SRS parameter set according to the first triggering is different from a second SRS parameter set of the plural SRS parameter sets, the second SRS parameter set having been configured for a previous aperiodic SRS transmission according to a second triggering before the first triggering.

US Pat. No. 10,194,348

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVED ROBUST HEADER COMPRESSION (ROHC) DECOMPRESSION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a wireless communication device, a decompression failure associated with a header of a received packet and a first real-time transport protocol (RTP) sequence number (SN) interpretation window; and
performing, by the wireless communication device, a decompression of the header of the received packet using a second RTP SN interpretation window,
the second RTP SN interpretation window being calculated based on at least one of one or more values of the first RTP SN interpretation window or a size of the first RTP SN interpretation window.

US Pat. No. 10,194,346

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXPLOITING INTER-CELL MULTIPLEXING GAIN IN WIRELESS CELLULAR SYSTEMS VIA DISTRIBUTED INPUT DISTRIBUTED OUTPUT TECHNOLOGY

REARDEN, LLC, Mountain V...

1. A system comprising:a multiple antenna system (MAS) with multi-user (MU) transmissions (“MU-MAS”) comprising:
a plurality of wireless user devices;
a plurality of cooperative distributed antennas or wireless transceiver devices communicatively coupled to the wireless user devices and with overlapping coverage at locations of the wireless user devices;
a spatial processing logic employing spatial processing to exploit inter-cell interference for creating a plurality of concurrent non-interfering downlink or uplink data links with the user devices within the same frequency band;
wherein power transmitted from the distributed antennas is not constrained to any particular power level, resulting in the intentional creation of inter-cell interference throughout the cell, the inter-cell interference exploited to increase capacity of the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,337

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OFFLOADING CHECKSUM PROCESSING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:exchanging, by a modem processor of a wireless device, uplink and downlink packets with an application processor of the wireless device, wherein the modem processor manages radio functions of the wireless device;
performing, by the modem processor, at least partial checksum processing for at least one of the uplink or downlink packets based on a configuration; and
providing to the application processor checksum metadata comprising one or more values indicating at least one of a location within the at least one of the uplink or downlink packets where the modem processor started the at least partial checksum processing.

US Pat. No. 10,194,328

METHODS AND TOOLS FOR PERSISTENT SPECTRUM ANALYSIS OF AN OPERATING RADIO FREQUENCY BAND

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method of persistent spectrum analysis of an operating frequency band, the method comprising:transmitting and receiving wireless information within the operating frequency band from each of a plurality of wireless radio devices that are separated geographically from each other and in wireless communication with an access point in a network;
monitoring the frequency spectrum of the operating frequency band over time to detect a set of spectrum information of the operating frequency band from each of the wireless radio devices simultaneously with, and independently of, transmitting and receiving the wireless information;
periodically transmitting to a spectrum analysis engine the sets of spectrum information detected along with information identifying a geographic location of the wireless radio device that detected each set of spectrum information, wherein each set of spectrum information is time stamped;
creating a geographic database of spectrum information over time at the spectrum analysis engine using the sets of spectrum information;
determining a measure of efficiency for each of the plurality of wireless radio devices;
simulating, using the spectrum analysis engine, the addition of a new wireless radio device having predetermined operating characteristics to the network at a plurality of different geographic locations and determining a new measure of efficiency for each of the plurality of wireless radio devices and the new wireless radio device at the different geographic locations;
providing, from the spectrum analysis engine, a link simulation for the new wireless radio device at each of the plurality of different geographic locations including a Fresnel profile; and
configuring the new wireless radio device at the new geographic location having the provided operating characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,194,311

METHOD FOR SETTING AND UPDATING TRACKING AREA IN C-RAN AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a tracking area (TA) update by a user equipment (UE) in a cloud radio access network (C-RAN), the method comprising:receiving a list of neighbor radio remote units (RRUs) from a serving eNodeB (eNB);
setting a TA based on the list and characteristics of the UE; and
transmitting information on the set TA to the serving eNB through a radio resource control (RRC) connection release request message or a TA configuration message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,282

SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING DEVICE AND SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING METHOD USING LAYERED DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A signal multiplexing apparatus, comprising:an injection level controller configured to generate a power-reduced enhanced layer signal by reducing power of an enhanced layer signal;
a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal;
a power normalizer configured to reduce power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal;
a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal, after combining the core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal; and
a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame using the time-interleaved signal and Layer 1 signaling information,
wherein the Layer 1 signaling information includes injection level information of the injection level controller, the injection level information corresponds to a scaling factor of the injection level controller, and the scaling factor corresponds to a reduction in power of the enhanced layer signal, and
wherein the time interleaver is shared for both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,255

ACTUATOR SYSTEMS FOR ORAL-BASED APPLIANCES

SoundMed, LLC, Shanghai ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a housing engageable to at least one tooth without requiring anatomical modification of the at least one tooth or bonding to the at least one tooth;
a transducer disposed within or upon the housing and configured to transmit vibrations to a surface of the at least one tooth; and
a movable mass element coupled to the transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,246

MAGNET AND COIL ASSEMBLY

Correlated Magnetics Rese...

1. A magnet and coil assembly comprising:a magnet structure comprising an axially magnetized first dipole portion and an axially magnetized second dipole portion, wherein the first dipole portion is adjacent to the second dipole portion at a first boundary, and wherein the first and second dipole portions have oppositely oriented polarities at the first boundary; and
a movable first coil having a central axis coaxial to a central axis of the first dipole portion, wherein the first coil is proximal to and spaced apart from a first surface of the magnet structure.

US Pat. No. 10,194,209

AUTOMATIC DISPLAY OF CLOSED CAPTIONING INFORMATION

ROKU, INC., Saratoga, CA...

1. A method, comprising:providing a program for display on a user device;
determining a plurality of closed captioning requests associated with the program, wherein the plurality of closed captioning requests were received from one or more other user devices to which the program was previously provided;
determining that the plurality of closed captioning requests exceed a first threshold, wherein the first threshold indicates a minimum number of user devices from which a closed captioning request was received;
determining a start time corresponding to the plurality of closed captioning requests;
determining an end time corresponding to the plurality of closed captioning requests; and
providing closed captioning corresponding to the program for display between the start time and the end time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,191

DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION THEREOF, EXTERNAL DEVICE REMOTELY CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION CONTROL SCREEN THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method performed in a display apparatus for executing an application, the method comprising:connecting, via a communication unit, with a mobile terminal device operating as a remote controller that controls the display apparatus;
receiving, via the communication unit, a control signal for controlling the display apparatus from the mobile terminal device;
controlling the display apparatus to perform a function corresponding to the control signal;
receiving application information corresponding to an application that is not installed on the display apparatus from an external server;
transmitting the application information to the mobile terminal device to cause the mobile terminal device to display the application information on the mobile terminal device;
receiving, via the communication unit, an application download command corresponding to the application from the mobile terminal device, wherein the application download command is generated based on a user command inputted through the application information displayed on the mobile terminal device;
transmitting, via the communication unit, an application download request to the external server based on the application download command;
receiving, via the communication unit, the application from the external server; and installing the application on the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,194,157

ENCODER, DECODER, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR VIDEO CODING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
the at least one memory including computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform:
determining a plurality of video modelling parameters for a plurality of video locations on a spatiotemporal grid of a video signal, said spatiotemporal grid comprising at least two spatial dimensions and a time dimension, at least one video modelling parameter being configured to allow a pre-determined video model to at least approximately reconstruct its video location;
segmenting said video signal into a plurality of spatiotemporal video regions, based on said determined plurality of video modelling parameters;
vectorising spatiotemporal surfaces of said plurality of spatiotemporal video regions; and
encoding said video signal based on at least a subset of said determined plurality of video modelling parameters and based on said vectorised spatiotemporal surfaces, wherein said subset is determined taking into account said plurality of spatiotemporal video regions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,151

SIGNAL ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS AND SIGNAL DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A spectrum coding method comprising:quantizing, by a first quantization unit, spectral data for each important spectral component of a current band based on a first quantization scheme;
extracting a lower bit evenly for the each important spectral component of the current band from the quantized spectral data;
generating a sequence of lower bits for a plurality of bands including the current band;
quantizing, by a second quantization unit, the sequence of lower bits based on a second quantization scheme; and
generating, by a bitstream generating unit, a bitstream including the quantized spectral data, excluding the extracted lower bits, for the current band and the quantized sequence of lower bits for the plurality of bands.

US Pat. No. 10,194,148

OFFSET DECODING DEVICE, OFFSET CODING DEVICE, IMAGE FILTERING DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An image filtering device, comprising:an offset attribute setting unit, configured to set an offset value range in accordance with a bit depth of pixel values of pixels forming an input image, wherein the bit depth of pixel values of pixels forming the input image is obtained from coded data;
an offset decoding unit, configured to decode an offset value which is restricted to the set offset value range, wherein the offset attribute setting unit is configured to set an offset bit depth of the offset value to be equal to the bit depth of the pixel values in a case in which the bit depth of the pixel values is ten or smaller, and the offset attribute setting unit is configured to set the offset bit depth of the offset value to be ten in a case in which the bit depth of the pixel values is eleven or greater;
wherein the offset attribute setting unit is configured to set a maximum bit length representing the offset value range to be (the offset bit depth?K) or smaller, wherein the offset value range is determined to be (?2(the offset bit depth-K-1)) to (2(the offset bit depth-K-1)?1), and K is an integer greater than 0;
an offset-type determining unit, configured to determine, among first and second offset types, an offset type to which a subject unit area including the pixel forming the input image belongs; and
a filtering unit, configured to add the offset value associated with the offset type to a pixel value of a pixel included in the input image which is constituted by a plurality of unit areas when the bit depth of the pixel values is ten or smaller; or left-shift the offset value according to a shift value when the bit depth of the pixel values is eleven or greater, and add left-shifted offset value to a pixel value of a pixel included in the input image which is constituted by a plurality of unit areas, wherein the shift value is set to be (bit depth of the pixel value minus offset bit depth of the offset value).

US Pat. No. 10,194,144

PROJECTION IMAGE ADJUSTING SYSTEM AND PROJECTION IMAGE ADJUSTING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A projection image adjusting system comprising:a storage for storing virtual-environment setting information which indicates in a virtual space created by a computer, a set-up situation of a projection display apparatus set so as to have a desired image state on an object on which an image is projected, and also storing a control set-up value for the projection display apparatus in the desired image state;
a receiving section for receiving real-environment setting information on a set-up situation of the projection display apparatus in a real space; and
a controller for controlling the projection display apparatus in the real space,
wherein, based on the virtual-environment setting information and the real-environment setting information, the controller corrects the control set-up value so as to decrease a difference between an image-projection state in the real space and the desired image state, and based on the corrected control set-up value, the controller controls the projection display apparatus in the real space.

US Pat. No. 10,194,139

DISPARITY-TO-DEPTH CALIBRATION FOR PLENOPTIC IMAGING SYSTEMS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A method for calibrating a depth-disparity mapping for a plenoptic imaging system, the method comprising:presenting one or more test objects to the plenoptic imaging system;
receiving known field positions and known depths for the test objects;
the plenoptic imaging system capturing plenoptic images of the test objects, the plenoptic images comprising multiple images of the test objects captured from different viewpoints;
calculating disparities for the test objects based on the multiple images taken from different viewpoints; and
determining a mapping between depth and disparity as a function of field position, based on the calculated disparities and the corresponding received known depths for the test objects for different known field positions of the test objects.

US Pat. No. 10,194,122

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROJECTOR AND PROJECTOR APPLICABLE TO SAME

YUTOU TECHNOLOGY (HANGZHO...

1. A method for controlling a projector, wherein, comprising steps as follows:S1: enabling a projector, and projecting on a screen;
S2: enabling a sensing module, and obtaining an output image or a current environment image;
S3: processing the output image or the current environment image to obtain an RGB component, and calculating the gain coefficients of three channels RGB according to an automatic white balance algorithm;
S4: and adjusting the gains of the three channels RGB in the projector according to the gain coefficients;
the step S3 comprising:
S31: obtaining an RGB component of the output image or the current environment image;
S32: counting each average value of the RGB components, as Rave, Gave, Bave;
S33: calculating a grayscale value Gary of the output image or the current environment image;
S34: calculating the gain coefficient Kr of channel R, the gain coefficient Kg of channel G, and the gain coefficient Kb of channel B according to each average value of the grayscale value Gary and the RGB component; the grayscale value Gary is calculated as Gray=(Rave+Gave+Bave)/3;
S35: and adjusting the R, G, B gains of each pixel in the projected image according to the gain coefficient Kr, the gain coefficient Kg, the gain coefficient Kb; the gain coefficients Kr, Kg, Kb are calculated as Kr=Gray/Rave; Kg=Gray/Gave; Kb=Gray/Bave;
if the output image is captured in step S2, the method freely selects the screens of various colors and the influence of the projection will not be affected, if the current environment image is captured in step S2, the influence of the color temperature of the ambient light on the projection effect is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,194,121

CONTENT CAPTURE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving first experience data that indicates a first environmental condition;
selecting a capture mode from a plurality of capture modes based on at least the first environmental condition, wherein the capture mode defines a manner of capturing experience data;
causing a computing device to operate in the selected capture mode, wherein operating in the selected capture mode comprises capturing second experience data in the manner defined by the capture mode;
while the computing device is operating in the selected capture mode, receiving third experience data that indicates a second environmental condition, wherein the first and second environmental conditions are external to and independent of a user of the computing device;
determining that the capture mode should be exited based on at least the received third experience data; and
based on the determination that the capture mode should be exited, causing the computing device to exit the capture mode such that at least one type of received experience data is no longer captured.

US Pat. No. 10,194,116

VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF PLAYING MUSIC AND MUSIC VIDEOS USING A VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS

Thompson Cappello Stanisz...

1. An independent, stand-alone apparatus for simultaneously playing an advertising offering and a second offering, the apparatus comprising:a. a central processor having operating instructions, said instructions operate at least one device in the apparatus and play the advertising and second offerings;
b. a storage device communicating with at least said central processor and stores both the advertising and second offerings;
c. a simultaneous performance device communicating with at least said central processor and said data storage device wherein said performance device plays both the advertising and second offerings simultaneously; and
d. a rights management control device comprising a unique identifier wherein said rights management control device communicates with the performance device and wherein the rights management device verifies license status of offerings shown by said performance device and of software used on the said central processor device by comparing the rights management control device unique identifier with copy control information found in the advertising offering and the second offering wherein the copy control unique identifier comprises identity of the location at which apparatus is operating and wherein apparatus software ensures that it is licensed to operate at that particular location and that content to be played back is fully licensed for public performance at its current location;
and wherein the advertising offering comprises a commercial message and the second offering comprises audiovisual materials.

US Pat. No. 10,194,113

SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND SWITCHING METHOD FOR VIDEO SIGNAL

HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITA...

1. A video signal switching circuit, comprising:a regulating circuit connected to a first cable which is a cable for transmitting a composite video broadcast signal, and configured to regulate the first cable to be in a pull-up state in which the first cable is clamped to a high level via a resistor or a released state in which the first cable is released from being clamped to the high level;
a detection circuit connected to the first cable; and configured to detect a first voltage value on the first cable when the first cable is in the pull-up state or detect a second voltage value on the first cable when the first cable is in the released state; and
a controller configured to control a second cable to transmit a high-definition transport video interface output signal when determining that the second voltage value increases, or control the first cable to transmit a composite video broadcast signal when determining that the first voltage value decreases, wherein the regulating circuit comprises:
a first resistor, wherein a first end of the first resistor is connected to a high voltage source;
a second resistor, wherein a first end of the second resistor is connected to an output end of a first input signal which is a pin output signal of the controller, and a second end of the second resistor is connected to a second end of the first resistor;
a triode, wherein a base of the triode is connected to the second end of the first resistor, and a collector of the triode is connected to the high voltage source;
a third resistor, wherein a first end of the third resistor is connected to an input end of the first cable, and a second end of the third resistor is connected to an emitter of the triode; and
a first capacitor, wherein a first end of the first capacitor is connected to the second end of the first resistor, and a second end of the first capacitor is connected to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,194,112

DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A broadcast receiver, comprising:a tuner configured to receive a broadcast signal;
a display configured to display a content on a main screen;
an interface configured to receive a first command for selecting a specific location within the main screen from a remote controller; and
a controller configured to control the tuner, the display and the interface,
wherein the controller is configured to:
enlarge a specific region within a distance from the specific location according to the received first command,
display the enlarged specific region on a zoom window on the display,
if the zoom window is moved to a side of the main screen, adjust a size of the zoom window, and
display the adjusted zoom window on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,194,095

IMAGE PROCESSING SENSOR SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING SENSOR CONTROL METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SENSOR USED IN IMAGE PROCESSING SENSOR SYSTEM

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image processing sensor system comprising:a plurality of image processing sensors each including
an imaging device having an imaging unit imaging an inspection target and a lighting unit projecting light onto the inspection target,
an image processing device performing image processing on image data acquired in the imaging device and determining whether the inspection target is defective or non-defective, having a body which is separately provided from the imaging device, and connected to the imaging device with a connection cable for data communication, and
an I/O connector provided on the body of the image processing device, and wherein a result signal processed and determined by the image processing device on whether the inspection target is defective or non-defective is outputted through the I/O connector,
wherein the plurality of image processing sensors includes a first image processing sensor and a second image processing sensor which is adjacently provided to the first image processing sensor,
the image processing sensor system includes a pair of connector pins having male pin and female pin for connecting directly in mechanical and electrical contact with each other and communicating data, one of the connector pins is provided on a side surface of the body of a first image processing device of the first image processing sensor and the other one of the connector pins is provided on a side surface of the body of a second image processing device of the second image processing sensor, the side surface of the body of the second image processing device facing to the side surface of the body of the first image processing device and,
the image processing sensor system includes a communication interface provided on the body of one of the first image processing device or the second image processing device, the image data processed therein is transmitted to an external computer or display device via the communication interface,
the other one of the first image processing device or the second image processing device is configured to transmit an image data acquired in the imaging device thereof to the external computer or display device through the pair of connector pins and via the communication interface, and
the first image processing device and the second image processing device are connected directly in mechanical and electrical contact with each other through the pair of connector pins, and
wherein the first image processing sensor and the second image processing sensor are connected to each other so that data communication of data including the image data can be performed therebetween through the pair of connector pins, and
the first image processing device transmits a signal relating to the completion of projecting light to the second image processing device, and
the second image processing device transmits a signal to start projecting light and imaging after receiving through the pair of connector pins the signal relating the completion of projecting light,
wherein the plurality of image processing sensors has an Ethernet switch, respectively, and
the other one of the first image processing device and the second image processing device is configured to transmit the image data to the external computer or display device via the Ethernet switch of the image processing sensor and the communication interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,049

PRINTING FROM A HANDHELD DEVICE VIA A REMOTE SERVER

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A method of causing printing of a document in response to a request from a handheld device, the method being performed by a networked computer system that comprises one or more processors, one or more interfaces operatively coupled to at least one of the processors, and one or more databases operatively coupled to at least one of the processors, the method comprising:receiving from the handheld device, through one or more of the interfaces, a first one or more queries comprising transaction information that is related to a transaction and location information that specifies the location of the handheld device;
approving the transaction based on the transaction information;
retrieving from at least one of the databases information describing a plurality of printing systems;
based on the retrieved information and the location information, identifying a plurality of candidate printing systems;
transmitting to the handheld device, through one or more of the interfaces, information related to the candidate printing systems;
receiving from the handheld device, through one or more of the interfaces, a second one or more queries comprising information indicating selection of one of the candidate printing systems; and
transmitting to the selected printing system, through one of the interfaces, information sufficient to allow the selected printing system to render a document that is related to the transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,027

REVIEWING CALL CHECKPOINTS IN AGENT CALL RECORDING IN A CONTACT CENTER

NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION...

17. A method for displaying information on a computer to a user related to detection of keywords during a call involving an agent of a contact center and a remote party, the method comprising:displaying a time-line of the call, wherein the call is associated with a call recording,
wherein the time-line of the call further comprises a plurality of checkpoint widgets associated with the call including the first checkpoint widget and the second checkpoint widget,
wherein each of the plurality of checkpoint widgets is displayed with text reflecting a corresponding keyword associated with each of the plurality of checkpoint widgets,
wherein a first status indicator of the first checkpoint widget displayed on the time-line reflects the first keyword was detected in the speech of the call, and
a second status indicator of the second checkpoint widget displayed on the time-line reflects the second keyword was not detected in the speech of the call.

US Pat. No. 10,194,020

LINE FAULT LOCALISATION

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A method of identifying a fault on a digital subscriber line in a telecommunications network, comprising:measuring a signal to noise ratio related parameter associated with the digital subscriber line;
identifying variations in the signal to noise ratio related parameter;
measuring a plurality of weather parameters associated with the digital subscriber line, wherein each weather parameter is obtained from a corresponding sensor having an associated location;
comparing the signal to noise ratio related parameter with one or more predetermined conditions, wherein the predetermined conditions are based on signal to noise ratio related parameter characteristics associated with a population of lines operating normally; and if one or more of the predetermined conditions are not met, then
determining the degree of correlation between the variations in the signal to noise ratio related parameter with each of the plurality of weather parameters; and
identifying a location of a fault on the digital subscriber line as the location associated with the weather sensor that corresponds to the greatest determined degree of correlation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,012

PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS INTERACTION WITH VEHICLE

THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY ...

1. A system installed in a vehicle, the system comprising:a set of input sensors mounted in a vehicle;
a camera device coupled with the vehicle;
an antenna coupled with a network chip to communicate with a separate entity via a communications network; and
a processor device coupled with the vehicle to:
receive input from the set of input sensors;
detect, responsive to the received input, occurrence of a predetermined event relating to the vehicle;
direct the camera device to capture an image automatically in response to detecting the occurrence of the predetermined event;
receive instructions, from the separate entity via the antenna and the communications network, to deliver the image to the separate entity; and
communicate the image to the separate entity via the antenna and the communications network responsive to the instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,007

CONCURRENT OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL SIMULATION

Calix, Inc., Petaluma, C...

1. An optical line terminal (OLT) for optical network terminal (ONT) simulation, the OLT comprising:at least one processor;
a transceiver; and
a memory including instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations to:
receive, via the transceiver, a data packet;
identify a passive optical network (PON) port identifier (PID) in the data packet,
wherein the PID is an emulation method port identifier;
determine that the data packet is associated with an ONT simulation host, wherein the ONT simulation host is a server device hosting a simulated ONT client from which the data packet originates;
determine the data packet is destined for the ONTO simulation host using the PID;
modify the data packet based on the determination to alter a characteristic such that the modified data packet indicates an origination from a non-simulated ONT client rather than the simulated ONT client, wherein the modification includes addition of a first word of routing data and a second word of routing data, wherein the second word of routing data includes a designated header, and wherein the designated header includes the emulation method port identifier: and
transmit, via the transceiver, the modified data packet, wherein the modified data packet is transmitted to the ONT simulation host using the first word of routing data and the second word of routing data.

US Pat. No. 10,194,005

METHOD TO RETRIEVE PERSONAL CUSTOMER DATA OF A CUSTOMER FOR DELIVERING ONLINE SERVICE TO SAID CUSTOMER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method to retrieve personal customer data of a customer for delivering online service to said customer:an online service supplier initiates the sending of a network identifier of a mobile node, used to communicate with the online service supplier and bound to the customer by a mobile network operator, to an application programming interface platform (API) with a request to retrieve the customer data,
the API platform identifies the mobile network operator of the mobile node, and forwards the network identifier and request to retrieve the customer data to said mobile network operator of the mobile node,
the mobile network operator uses the network identifier to identify the customer and sends the requested personal customer data contained in a data repository of the mobile network operator to the API platform,
the online service supplier retrieves the personal customer data at the API platform.

US Pat. No. 10,193,999

DYNAMIC ONLINE GAME IMPLEMENTATION ON A CLIENT DEVICE

Kabam, Inc., San Francis...

1. A system for providing online games on client devices based on capabilities of the client devices, the system comprising one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:host an online game, and transmit information to individual client devices for implementation and presentation of the online game on the individual client devices for user interaction, the individual client devices including a first client device;
obtain device capability information regarding capabilities of the individual client devices such that first capability information regarding a first set of capabilities of the first client device is obtained;
determine values of capability parameters for the first set of capabilities of the first client device such that a first value of a first capability parameter is determined;
determine the first value of the first capability parameter has breached a first threshold value for the first capability parameter;
assign a first device profile to the first client device based on the determination that the first value of the first capability parameter has breached the first threshold value for the first capability parameter;
transmit the first device profile to the first client device; and
select one or more of a frame rate for rendering the online game, a level of detail for rendering the online game, an audio quality for providing the online game, a level of graphic effects for implementation of the online game, and/or a level of physics effects for implementation of the online game, wherein the selection is based on the assigned first device profile, wherein
the online game is provided on the first client device in accordance with the first device profile assigned to the first client device, and wherein providing the first game on the first client device in accordance with the first device profile includes one or more of rendering the online game at the selected frame rate, rendering the online game at the selected level of detail, providing the online game with the selected audio quality, implementing the online game with the selected level of graphics effects, and/or implementing the online game with the selected level of physics effects.

US Pat. No. 10,193,958

POLICY BASED FRAMEWORK FOR APPLICATION MANAGEMENT IN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:publishing, by a plurality of applications operating on nodes of a distributed computing system that includes a plurality of nodes, state data indicating current states of the applications, the plurality of nodes including a first node and a second node;
publishing, by a plurality of system managers operating on the nodes of the distributed computing system, state data that includes node resource data that comprises information regarding utilization levels of hardware resources of the nodes of the distributed computing system, wherein the plurality of system managers includes at least a first system manager and a second system manager, the first system manager operates on the first node, the second system manager operates on the second node, and data indicating a current state of the distributed computing system includes the state data published by the applications and the state data published by the system managers;
determining, by the first system manager, based at least in part on the data indicating the current state of the distributed computing system and a set of rules for an application operating on the second node, an updated state of the distributed computing system, the application being in the plurality of applications, the updated state of the distributed computing system comprising an updated state of each of the nodes of the distributed computing system, the set of rules for the application including one or more rules for determining the updated state of the distributed computing system responsive to the application entering a particular state, wherein determining the updated state of the distributed computing system comprises:
determining, based on a rule in the set of rules for the application, that one or more other applications in the plurality of applications must receive notifications of an upgrade to the application prior to upgrading the application; and
updating, based on the rule, the state of the distributed computing system to indicate the application is upgraded after the one or more other applications acknowledge the notifications;
sending, by the first node, updated state data to the second node of the distributed computing system, the updated state data indicating the updated state of the distributed computing system for each of the nodes of the distributed computing system, the first and second nodes being different ones of the plurality of nodes included in the distributed computing system; and
responsive to receiving the updated state data, modifying, by the second system manager, a state of the second node to conform to the updated state of the distributed computing system as indicated in the updated state data, wherein modifying the state of the second node comprises at least one of: starting the application on the second node, stopping the application on the second node, or modifying a state of the application on the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,193,957

MULTIMEDIA FILE UPLOAD

1. A computerized method for accelerating a handling of a media file being uploaded from a first computer system to a second computer system over a communication network, comprising:at a first computer system, electronically communicating with a second computer system over a communication network:
receiving, during a continuous uploading event, an incoming stream of packets sent by said second computer system over said communication network, wherein the packets are generated from a media file comprising both at least one image and at least thumbnail image of said at least one image, wherein the at least one image is encoded according to a file format of the media file, and wherein packets generated from the at least one thumbnail image of the at one image and packets generated from the at least one image of the media file are transmitted to the first computer system;
extracting the at least one thumbnail image of the at least one image of the media file, from one or more of the incoming packets, during the continuous uploading event of said at least one image of the media file and completing said extracting before all the packets of the incoming stream are received; and
accelerating a displaying of a representative image of said at least one image, by displaying the at least one thumbnail image of the at least one image during the continuous uploading event of said at least one image of the media file, before all the packets of the incoming stream are received at the first computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,956

GROUPING AND TRANSFERRING OMIC SEQUENCE DATA FOR SEQUENCE ANALYSIS

FIVE3 GENOMICS, LLC, San...

1. A method of transferring a plurality of omic sequences, comprising:providing an access to a first computer coupled with a second computer;
receiving, by the first computer, a plurality of omic output files from a plurality of respective sequencers, wherein each of the omic output files comprises sequence data and a machine-specific annotation;
annotating, by the first computer, the plurality of omic output files using an annotation input from a user to thereby form annotated omic output files;
grouping, by the first computer, the annotated omic output files into a transport group, wherein grouping is based on the machine-specific annotation and the annotation input from the user and wherein all of the plurality of omic sequences required for sequence analysis are in the transport group;
delivering, by the first computer, the transport group to the second computer; and
sending, by at least one of the first and second computers, a feedback signal to at least one of the plurality of sequencers to modify an operation of the sequencer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,951

BINDING CRUD-TYPE PROTOCOLS IN DISTRIBUTED AGREEMENT PROTOCOLS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method implemented in a computing system having a plurality of web servers, comprising:receiving communications from a client device to a first web server of the plurality of web servers via the Internet, the communications being associated with a plurality of operations that are requested by the client device and to be performed by a web service implemented by both the first web server and a second web server of the plurality of web servers;
responsive to the received communications, arriving at a consensus between the first web server and the second web server regarding an agreed-upon order of operations to be performed by the first web server and the second web server in response to the requested operations by the client device;
upon arriving at the consensus, generating a response to the requested operations by performing the requested operations in the agreed-upon order at both the first web server and the second web server, the web service at both the first web server and the second web server having the same state subsequent to performing the requested operations at the first web server and the second web server; and
returning the generated response to the client device via the Internet.

US Pat. No. 10,193,950

NETWORK SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A network system comprising:a first information processing terminal on which a first web browser runs;
a second information processing terminal on which a second web browser runs; and
a shared server,
wherein the shared server includes a memory storing instructions and a processor which is capable of executing the instructions causing the shared server to:
manage access data on a first tab of the first web browser in which to access a website and data on session storage valid for a session with the website in association with the first information processing terminal, the data on the session storage being locally managed by the first web browser in association with the first tab, wherein the data on the session storage includes data defined by using a combination of a key and a value that are designated by the website,
receive an instruction for sharing the first tab of the first web browser with the second web browser,
transmit the access data and the data on the session storage related to the first tab to the second web browser according to the instruction,
delete association between the transmitted data on the session storage and the first information processing terminal so that the data on the session storage being locally managed by the first web browser is deleted by the first web browser, and
manage the data on the session storage in association with the second information processing terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,945

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING MEDIA TO PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1. A media streaming apparatus comprising:a media streaming board for processing requests for media content;
a storage module for storing the media content;
a battery pack for supplying power to the media streaming apparatus without tapping power from any other source while in use;
an antenna for receiving global positioning information from global positioning satellites; and
an access point, wherein the access point provides a Wi-Fi connection to a plurality of personal computing devices and further provides individually-tailored media streams of the media content to each of the plurality of personal computing devices for viewing and listening thereon,
wherein the access point optimizes each of the media streams via:
using airtime fairness to send and receive data based on time increments;
using dual band transmitting on a 2.4 GHz radio band and a 5 GHz radio band;
using band steering, wherein personal computing devices capable of sending and receiving the media streams over the 5 GHz radio band are automatically routed through the 5 GHz radio band; and
using multiple input/multiple output optimization using a plurality of antennas and spatial multiplexing modulation,
wherein the access point is powered separately from the media streaming board,
wherein the access point is dynamically powered wherein power to the access point dynamically increases as the number of personal computing devices wirelessly connected thereto increases,
wherein there is no connection to the Internet when streaming the media content to the plurality of personal computers;
wherein the media content comprises a map, wherein the map shows the position of the media streaming apparatus based on the global positioning information received from the global positioning satellites.

US Pat. No. 10,193,944

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-DEVICE MEDIA BROADCASTING OR RECORDING WITH ACTIVE CONTROL

1. A multi-device media broadcasting system, comprising:a controller comprising a stream controller and a network interface in communication with a plurality of media devices and a server;
wherein the stream controller is configured to:
select a first media stream from a plurality of media streams generated by the corresponding plurality of media devices, and
generate a multi-device stream configuration file identifying the selected first media stream; and
wherein the network interface is configured to transmit the generated multi-device stream configuration file to the server, the server providing at least one additional device with a stream manifest identifying the selected first media stream responsive to receipt of the configuration file,
wherein the controller is further configured to subsequently select a second media stream from the plurality of media streams, and generate an updated multi-device stream configuration file identifying the selected second media stream; and
wherein the network interface is further configured to transmit the updated multi-device stream configuration file to the server, the server replacing a media chunk identified in the first stream manifest generated by a first media device of the plurality of media devices with a media chunk generated by a second media device of the plurality of media devices, responsive to receipt of the updated multi-device stream configuration file, the server providing the at least one additional device with media comprising the stream without adjusting the manifest or the configuration file provided to the additional device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,940

ADDING RECORDED CONTENT TO AN INTERACTIVE TIMELINE OF A TELECONFERENCE SESSION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device comprising:one or more processing units; and
a computer-readable medium having encoded thereon computer-executable instructions to cause the one or more processing units to:
display an interactive timeline associated with previously recorded content of a teleconference session;
receive first input to add content to the interactive timeline at a position associated with an interactive timeline cursor;
based at least in part on receiving the first input, determining supplemental recorded content;
receive second input that indicates that the supplemental recorded content is to be added to the interactive timeline by one of (i) injecting the supplemental recorded content into the previously recorded content of the teleconference session thereby splitting the previously recorded content of the teleconference session at the position associated with the interactive timeline cursor, or (ii) appending the supplemental recorded content to the interactive timeline at the position associated with the interactive timeline cursor; and
send data to add the supplemental recorded content to the interactive timeline based at least in part on the second input.

US Pat. No. 10,193,933

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POST-DISCOVERY COMMUNICATION WITHIN A NEIGHBORHOOD-AWARE NETWORK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:determining, at a first mobile device, a post-discovery communication protocol for communicating within a mobile device cluster after a discovery interval;
during the discovery interval, sending, through a first communication channel, a discovery message indicating which particular post-discovery communication protocol of a plurality of post-discovery communication protocols is the determined post-discovery communication protocol, the discovery message indicating a time interval when the first mobile device is to receive association requests, wherein the discovery message indicates a second communication channel for sending post-discovery communications to a second mobile device, wherein the second communication channel is different than the first communication channel;
in response to sending the discovery message, receiving, from the second mobile device, during the indicated time interval, an association request that includes a security information request and a paging request; and
sending one or more post-discovery communications to the second mobile device based on the security information request.

US Pat. No. 10,193,931

SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL CALL PRESERVATION BASED ON A NETWORK FAILURE

Avaya Inc., Santa Clara,...

1. A system comprising:a microprocessor; and
a computer readable medium, coupled with the microprocessor and comprising microprocessor readable and executable instructions that cause the microprocessor to execute:
a communication application that:
receives a first Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE with replaces header message from a first communication endpoint, wherein the first SIP INVITE with replaces header message comprises a first Session Description Protocol (SDP) offer that is based on a first changed network address of the first communication endpoint;
receives a second SIP INVITE with replaces header message from a second communication endpoint, wherein the second SIP INVITE with replaces header message comprises a second SDP offer that is based on a second changed network address of the second communication endpoint and wherein the first communication endpoint and the second communication endpoint had an established media stream; and
sends a first SIP 200 OK message with a first fabricated SDP answer to the first communication endpoint in response to receiving the second SIP INVITE with replaces header message.

US Pat. No. 10,193,924

NETWORK INTRUSION DIVERSION USING A SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK

ACALVIO TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A method for diverting a client device from a production device in a network, the method comprising:receiving, at a deception network device, an indication that a connection is suspicious, wherein the connection is a protocol-based network connection between the client device and the production device, and wherein the production device has an Internet Protocol (IP) address;
stalling the connection to divert communications over the connection to a decoy host on a host emulator, wherein the connection is stalled in response to receiving the indication, wherein stalling causes the client device to terminate the connection;
receiving a reconnection request for the client device to reconnect to the production device, wherein the reconnection request is received after the connection is stalled;
determining a configuration of the production device;
configuring the host emulator using the configuration, wherein configuring the host emulator includes assigning the IP address of the production device to the decoy host, and wherein, when configured, the decoy host has a similar hardware and software configuration as the production device; and
requesting redirection of the reconnection request to the host emulator, wherein requesting redirection facilitates a second connection between the client device and the host emulator, and wherein the host emulator enables an appearance of a successful intrusion into the production device by the second connection.

US Pat. No. 10,193,919

RISK-CHAIN GENERATION OF CYBER-THREATS

Empow Cyber Security, Ltd...

1. A method for cyber threat risk-chain generation, comprising:obtaining a plurality of events;
mapping each event of the plurality of obtained events to a global threat type, wherein each global threat type is associated with a risk-chain group;
correlating among the mapped plurality of events to determine at least a transition between one global threat type to another; and
updating a data structure maintaining data of at least one risk-chain, when the transition is determined, wherein the at least one risk-chain is a lifecycle of a cyber-attack.

US Pat. No. 10,193,888

DYNAMIC AUTHENTICATION IN ALTERNATE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A method, comprising:authenticating, by a hardware processor, a device to a network via a first authentication technique during an initial access request;
after successful authentication with the first authentication technique, storing, by the hardware processor, information related to the first authentication technique;
creating, by the hardware processor, a record of the device related to a second authentication technique, wherein the record includes at least the information related to the first authentication technique;
after the device changes state due to an activity that results in a re-authentication with the network, authenticating, by the hardware processor, the device to the network via the second authentication technique during a subsequent access request without re-authenticating with the first authentication technique, the second authentication technique does not rely on manual entry at the device; and
wherein the information related to the first and to the second authentication techniques are annotated and kept in the record of the device until a non-expiration-timing event prompts, by the hardware processor, removal, by the hardware processor, the information related to the first authentication technique and the record of the device related to the second authentication technique.

US Pat. No. 10,193,883

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION

Aintu Inc., Sunnyvale, C...

1. A method for authenticating an article of manufacture, said method comprising:generating a set of unique identifiers to be associated with a plurality of articles of manufacture;
associating on a one-to-one basis a single identifier from said set with a single instance of the article of manufacture from said plurality of articles of manufacture;
maintaining an authentication server to perform at least one authentication operation in response to receiving an authentication request from a client device;
enabling each of a plurality of client devices to generate an authentication request to set authentication server, wherein said authentication request is to authenticate a particular instance of an article of manufacture from said plurality of articles of manufacture,
responsive to receiving said authentication request from said client device, performing by said authentication server said at least one authentication operation comprising transmitting a request to an authentication database provisioned with manufacturer-derived authentication information to enable authentication of the particular instance of the article of manufacture; and;
transmitting a response to said application request from said client device to said client device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,876

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING USER SUPPLIED ITEMS ASSERTED ABOUT THE USER FOR SEARCHING

Zoosk, Inc., San Francis...

1. A method of verifying registration information, comprising:receiving information about a user of a web site, including purported characteristics of the user of the web site for display to other users of the web site, and/or at least one photograph purported to represent the user of the web site for display to the other users of the web site;
providing at least one instruction to the user of the web site requesting the user to pose in a certain manner while causing at least one image to be recorded of the user posing in the certain manner;
receiving the at least one image recorded, either simultaneously with their recording or thereafter;
providing the at least one image to a moderator and at least one of the purported characteristics and/or at least one of the at least one photograph from the information about the user of the web site;
receiving an indication from the moderator whether the at least one image of the user at least correspond to the at least one of the purported characteristics and/or the at least one of the at least one photograph provided to the moderator;
receiving a first request to display information about a plurality of users of the web site who meet a criteria specified as part of the request; and
displaying, responsive to the indication, the information about the user as part of a response to the request.

US Pat. No. 10,193,874

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INF...

1. A communication system in which a terminal communicates with a server via a portable communication network used for communication between portable communication devices, wherein:the portable communication device includes a first pre-shared key and an encryption key,
the terminal includes a second pre-shared key,
the server has an encryption key which is the same as the encryption key included in the portable communication device,
authentication between the terminal and the portable communication device is performed by using the first pre-shared key and the second pre-shared key,
the terminal communicates with the server via the portable communication device by performing key synchronization of the encryption key while setting a hash value of the encryption key as an ID,
the hash value is generated by using a strongly universal hash function by a Toeplitz matrix, and
the portable communication device and the server respectively include a same plurality of different encryption keys and perform communication by using a one time pad, and the encryption keys of the portable communication device and the server are respectively supplied to the portable communication device and the server by using quantum key distribution from a quantum key generation device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,860

SECURE APPLICATION DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH DIAL OUT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Akamai Technologies, Inc....

1. A system to deliver an application, hosted by a private application provider system, over a network, comprising:an application delivery system that includes at least one hardware processor and a storage device configured to provide:
a first network interface that includes a computing entity instance of a first type;
a second network interface that includes one or more computing entity instances of a second type;
a network security interface that includes one or more computing entity instances of a third type comprising a decryption service, an authentication service, an encryption service, and a connection stitching service; and
an application agent disposed within the private application provider system;
wherein the application agent is configured to create a pool of third connections between the application agent and one or more computing entity instances of the second type within the second network interface;
wherein in response to creation of the pool of third connections each computing entity instance of the second type within the second network interface provides a fourth connection to a computing instance of the third type within the network security interface, wherein each fourth connection corresponds to a separate third connection in the pool of third connections;
wherein a computing entity instance of the first type within the first network interface provides a second connection to a computing instance of the third type and uses that second connection to send to the computing instance of the third type a request for access to the application, the request for access having been received over a first connection established to the computing entity of the first type; and
wherein the decryption service receives the request for access over the second connection and decrypts it to generate a result;
wherein, upon a successful authentication of the result by the authentication service, the encryption service re-encrypts the request for access and the stitching service creates a connection pair between the second connection and one of the fourth connections; and
wherein the request for access as re-encrypted is then provided to a computing entity instance of the second type over the connection pair.

US Pat. No. 10,193,845

PREDICTIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND CONTROLLERS

The Travelers Indemnity C...

1. An electronic message processing apparatus, comprising:a transceiver device;
a processor in communication with the transceiver device; and
a computer-readable memory device in communication with the processor, the computer-readable memory device storing instructions that when executed by the processor direct the processor to:
receive data indicative of at least one rule for recognizing an interaction pattern in a plurality of interaction events;
receive data indicative of a plurality of interaction events associated with a specific user, the plurality of interaction events comprising at least one electronic message from the specific user;
determine a respective interaction type associated with each at least one electronic message from the specific user;
determine, based on (i) the data indicative of the plurality of interaction events associated with the specific user and (ii) the respective interaction type associated with each at least one electronic message from the specific user, at least one interaction outgoing message to transmit to the specific user; and
output, via the transceiver device, the at least one interaction outgoing message to a user message device associated with the specific user.

US Pat. No. 10,193,820

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN A CLUSTERED OR CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

MessageOne, Inc., Austin...

1. A method comprising:on a computer cluster comprising a plurality of computers:
calculating first resource apportionments from a current set of consumable resources for each of a plurality of reservations;
wherein each reservation corresponds to one of a plurality of customers;
wherein each customer's aggregate resource apportionment comprises a sum of the calculated first resource apportionments for the customer's reservations;
running an apportionment process relative to the plurality of reservations, the running comprising attempting to apportion to each reservation its first resource apportionment;
wherein the running yields an actual first resource apportionment for each reservation;
wherein each customer's actual first resource apportionment comprises a sum of the actual first resource apportionments for the customer's reservations;
creating a set of unfulfilled reservations, the set comprising reservations that have not yet attained at least one of the first resource apportionments and grossed-up first resource apportionments;
responsive to an indication of unapportioned resources following the running, performing a first optimization to increase resource utilization by at least one needy customer;
wherein each needy customer represents one of the customers with an unfulfilled reservation, and an unfulfilled reservation represents a reservation whose actual first resource apportionment is less than its calculated first resource apportionment;
identifying one or more provisions of the current set of consumable resources that has remaining available resources;
wherein each provision comprises resources of the current set of consumable resources that provide a same set of resource profiles;
wherein each resource profile represents properties that define, at least in part, which resources a customer reservation can consume and/or serve;
for each provision of the one or more provisions:
generating a set of available resource profiles for the provision;
acquiring at least one set of a plurality of profile entries;
filtering the at least one set of profile entries by the available resource profiles to yield at least one filtered set of the plurality of the profile entries;
placing each unfulfilled reservation of the set of reservations into a profile set based on the reservation's resource profile; and
computing a smallest total resource need for each profile set;
for each profile entry of the at least one filtered set:
fetching the profile entry;
fetching a profile set corresponding to the fetched profile entry;
computing a resource quantity to apply to each unfulfilled reservation of the profile set; and
apportioning the resource quantity to each unfulfilled reservation of the profile set.

US Pat. No. 10,193,814

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CATEGORIZING A DOWNLOAD OF A RESOURCE

Openwave Mobility Inc., ...

1. A method for categorizing a downloading of a resource to a user device from a resource server in a data network, the method comprising:receiving, at an intermediate network device in the data network, data of one or more requests from the user device, wherein each of the one or more requests is a request for a different portion of, or the whole of, the resource to be downloaded to the user device;
forwarding the data of each of the one or more requests from the intermediate network device to the resource server;
receiving, at the intermediate network device, data of one or more responses from the resource server, each response corresponding to a respective one of the requests;
determining, at the intermediate network device, a size of, or an estimate of the size of, each of the one or more responses;
categorizing, at the intermediate network device, the downloading of the resource to the client device as being one of one or more pre-defined download categories, wherein the categorizing is based on a count of the one or more responses and the determined sizes or estimated sizes of the one or more responses, and on the count of the one or more responses reaching a predetermined threshold value and the determined size of, or the determined estimate of the size of, each of the one or more responses each being within a pre-defined data range.

US Pat. No. 10,193,790

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN INTELLIGENT, DISTRIBUTED, AUTONOMOUS, AND SCALABLE RESOURCE DISCOVERY, MANAGEMENT, AND STITCHING

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. A method for an originating node to facilitate using a resource at a fulfilling node in a decentralized network of nodes, the method comprising:sending to a node in the decentralized network a request message for the resource for use by or on behalf of the originating node, the request message comprising:
a description of the resource requested by the originating node, the node being communicatively coupled to the originating node; and
one or more intelligent distribution instructions determined by the originating node using an analytics module to determine, at least in part, the one or more intelligent distribution instructions for propagating the request message, the one or more intelligent distribution instructions setting forth: (1) one or more conditions regarding propagation of the request message by a receiving node that receives the request message, including a timeout period such that the request message times out and is dropped after a predetermined amount of time has passed, and (2) one or more conditions for responding to the request message, one or more conditions for handling receipt of one or more responses from nodes that received the request message and have the resource requested by the originating node available for use by or on behalf of the originating node, or both;
receiving a reply message from a neighbor node, the reply message comprising:
a message that the fulfilling node can satisfy the request message;
network identifier information from the fulfilling node; and
network identifier information indicating a path between the originating node and the fulfilling node; and
stitching the path from the originating node to the fulfilling node using the network identifier information received with the reply message.

US Pat. No. 10,193,782

LAYER 4 SWITCHING FOR PERSISTENT CONNECTIONS

Akamai Technologies, Inc....

1. A method of improving operations of an overlay network using transport layer (Layer 4) switching, the overlay network comprising a plurality of overlay nodes organized as edge nodes, parent nodes and other Internet Protocol (IP)-addressable nodes, the overlay network nodes being positioned between requesting client devices and content provider origin servers that utilize the overlay network nodes to thereby provide content and application delivery to the requesting client devices, comprising:organizing a set of switches into an interface, wherein each switch in the set of switches provides a group of ports that are dedicated to providing out-bound connections to given destinations persistently;
selectively positioning the interface between one of: the IP-addressable nodes and edge nodes, the edge nodes and the parent nodes, and the parent nodes and the content provider origin servers; and
controlling routing across the interface such that, as requesting client devices interact with content provider origin servers, a given persistent connection to a destination in a particular switch is used by first and second in-bound connections;
wherein providing the interface with out-bound persistent connections improves overlay network performance by reducing connection establishment overhead with respect to communications between the requesting client devices and content provider origin servers that traverse the overlay network.

US Pat. No. 10,193,767

MULTIPLE AVAILABLE WITNESSES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of managing resources that are synchronized between at least two different sites, comprising:providing multiple witnesses, wherein each witness is configured to determine, in an event of a communication failure between two or more of the at least two different sites, which of the two or more different sites will accept writes for the resources during the communication failure;
one of the at least two different sites choosing a particular one of the witnesses;
the one of the at least two different sites confirming that the particular one of the witnesses is available to serve as a witness;
the one of the at least two different sites communicating with other ones of the at least two different sites to determine if the particular one of the witnesses is acceptable to the other ones of the at least two different sites; and
choosing the particular one of the witnesses in response to the particular one of the witnesses being available to serve as a witness and the particular one of the witnesses being acceptable to all of the other ones of the at least two different sites.

US Pat. No. 10,193,763

REDUCING MULTICAST SERVICE TRAFFIC FOR MATCHING AND STREAMING IN SDN (SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING ENABLED NETWORKS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A computer-implemented method for efficient management of multicast services in a software-defined network (SDN) controller in a data communication network by centrally coordinating data plane behavior, the method comprising the steps of: distributing at least one OpenFlow rule from a multicast streaming policy comprising one or more OpenFlow rules to a plurality of network components involved in multicasting services, the at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy suppressing advertising packets that broadcast availability of a streaming service, and the at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy suppressing request packets for available streaming services; centrally monitoring data plane traffic flow of the data communication network, including receiving monitoring data from the plurality of network components from different locations on the data communication network; responsive to one or more advertising packets of a service provider being suppressed at a first network component of the plurality of network components, receiving notification of advertisement packets; responsive to one or more request packets of a station being suppressed at a second network component of the plurality of network components, receiving notification of a request packet; notifying the service provider and the station of a match based on matching parameters of the advertisement packets and the request packet; and distributing at least one OpenFlow rule of the multicast streaming policy to at least the network component associated with the service provider and to the network component associated with the receiving station, wherein the at least one OpenFlow rule concerns packets from a flow for streaming the multicast service are converted from multicast to unicast when sent from the network component associated with the service provider, and then are converted from unicast to multicast when received at the network component associated with the receiving station.

US Pat. No. 10,193,753

AUTOMATED CONFIGURATION AND DEPLOYMENT OF INTERNET OF THINGS PLATFORMS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:an Internet of Things (IoT) platform configuration and deployment system accessible to a plurality of user devices over at least one network;
wherein the IoT platform configuration and deployment system comprises:
a configuration and deployment controller; and
a multi-tiered adaptive service catalog associated with the controller;
wherein the configuration and deployment controller is configured to receive requirements input for respective ones of a plurality of requested IoT platforms from one or more of the user devices and to determine corresponding sets of resources for implementation of the respective IoT platforms based at least in part on one or more services selected from the multi-tiered adaptive service catalog;
wherein the multi-tiered adaptive service catalog comprises:
a lower tier comprising one or more service deployment frameworks; and
a plurality of higher tiers each comprising a plurality of applications of a particular type, with each of the higher tiers comprising applications of a different type than any other such higher tier;
wherein the IoT platforms are deployed utilizing the respective sets of resources determined by the configuration and deployment controller;
wherein each of the deployed IoT platforms is configured to interact with a different set of IoT devices; and
wherein the IoT platform configuration and deployment system is implemented by one or more processing devices each comprising a processor coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,193,752

STORAGE SYSTEM UPGRADE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for upgrading an array specific module of a multipath application, the method comprising:checking a status associated with the array specific module, the array specific module being associated with an array independent module of the multipath application, in order to register the status of the array specific module with the array independent module;
on determination the status of the array specific module is an “in-progress” state,
suspending all input/output operations associated with the array specific module; and
upgrading the array specific module without disrupting input/output operations associated with the array specific module.

US Pat. No. 10,193,737

METHOD FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BROWSER AND MOBILE TERMINAL, AND BROWSER APPARATUS

Beijing Qihoo Technology ...

1. A method for performing communications between a browser and a remote mobile terminal via a first transmission tool program, wherein the browser and the first transmission tool program are installed on a computing device, and the method comprises:triggering, via a user interface element provided by the browser, a request for information stored in the remote mobile terminal;
starting a page process to load a preset page on the computing device;
notifying, by the page process, a browser master program to establish a data communication channel with the first transmission tool program;
after the data communication channel is established, notifying, by the page process, the first transmission tool program to transmit the request for the information stored in the remote mobile terminal to the remote mobile terminal;
receiving, by the first transmission tool program, the information from the remote mobile terminal;
transmitting, by the first transmission tool program and the browser master program, the information to the page process;
acquiring, by the page process, information; and
loading and displaying the information on the preset page.

US Pat. No. 10,193,726

OFDM-CDMA EQUIPMENT AND METHOD

GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1, ...

1. A communication device, comprising:a receiver, which, in operation:
receives an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signal; and
extracts control information and data from the received OFDM signal, the received OFDM signal including:
modulated retransmission control information and one or more modulated duplicates of the retransmission control information mapped to a plurality of subcarriers, the plurality of subcarriers being discontinuous and uniformly separated from each other in a frequency domain by a first interval; and
modulated data; and
a transmitter coupled to the receiver, wherein the transmitter, in operation, transmits signals.

US Pat. No. 10,193,722

HOLEVO CAPACITY ACHIEVING JOINT DETECTION RECEIVER

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

1. A method for generating a combined unitary transformation device comprisinggenerating, by a computer device, a single-mode unitary operator for a receiver;
generating, by the computer device, a combined unitary transformation operator based on the single-mode unitary operator; and
generating, by the computer device and based on the combined unitary transformation operator, a layout of a photonic circuit, for implementing a joint-detection receiver, that corresponds to two or more devices,
the two or more devices including the combined unitary transformation device and a photo number resolving (PNR) detector.

US Pat. No. 10,193,702

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SPONSORING SERVICE BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first terminal providing a sponsoring service in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a first server for the sponsoring service, a first request for the sponsoring service, the first request including identification information of a second terminal to be provided with the sponsoring service and information on an amount of data use for the sponsoring service provided to the second terminal;
receiving, from the first server, an access token including information on an available amount of data use for the first terminal; and
transmitting, to a second server providing the sponsoring service, a second request for the sponsoring service, the second request including access token including information on the available amount of data use for the first terminal,
wherein a policy and charging control (PCC) rule for the first terminal is modified based on the information on the available amount of data use for the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,701

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AUTHENTICATION INFORMATION

ICTK Holdings Co., Ltd., ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a physical unclonable function (PUF) to generate at least one unique key using whether a short or open occurs between nodes generated on a semiconductor element by a process variation in a semiconductor manufacturing process; and
an encryption processor to encrypt received data using the unique key to store the data encrypted.

US Pat. No. 10,193,666

METHOD, ACCESS POINT, SERVER AND STATION USED FOR COORDINATED TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for coordinated transmission, comprising:receiving, by an access point (AP), an uplink preamble training sequence transmitted by a station (STA);
determining, by the AP, uplink quality information according to the uplink preamble training sequence;
transmitting, by the AP, the uplink quality information to a server, to enable the server to determine a downlink coordinated transmission set according to the uplink quality information;
receiving, by the AP, a downlink coordinated transmission set notification message transmitted by the server to the downlink coordinated transmission set;
transmitting, by the AP, a null data packet (NDP) to the STA according to the downlink coordinated transmission set notification message, wherein the NDP carries information indicating that a feedback type is coordinated transmission, to enable the STA to measure downlink channel state information (CSI);
receiving, by the AP, downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set transmitted by the STA;
transmitting, by the AP, the downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set to the server, to enable the server to determine coordinated information according to the downlink CSI corresponding to the downlink coordinated transmission set;
receiving, by the AP, the coordinated information transmitted by the server; and
performing, by the AP, downlink coordinated transmission to the STA according to the coordinated information;
wherein the uplink preamble training sequence comprises at least one of:
a newly-added precoded symbol, wherein the newly-added precoded symbol is used for CSI measurement; and
a legacy short training field (L-STF) and a legacy long training field (L-LTF), wherein the L-STF and the L-LTF are used for CSI measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,193,659

WIRELESS RECEIVER

Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd., ...

1. A method of estimating a communications channel between a transmitter and a receiver, the method comprising:receiving at the receiver a first sequence of bits representing a first sequence of coded symbols transmitted over the communications channel; and
decoding the first sequence of coded symbols using maximum-likelihood based decoding including:
generating traceback outcomes by tracing backwards the first sequence of bits through a maximum-likelihood based traceback path, the traceback outcomes including a first portion associated with a first traceback depth and a second portion associated with a second traceback depth that is deeper than the first traceback depth;
generating a channel estimate of the communications channel based on the first portion of the traceback outcomes; and
generating an estimate of at least some information bits coded in the first sequence of coded symbols based on the second portion of the traceback outcomes;
wherein generating the channel estimate of the communications channel commences after generation of the first portion of the traceback outcomes and before completion of the second portion of the traceback outcomes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,654

FRAME TRANSMISSION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS PERFORMING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A frame transmission method performed by a first wireless communication apparatus, the method comprising:receiving subframe unit length information of a second wireless communication apparatus from the second wireless communication apparatus;
determining a subframe unit length of the first wireless communication apparatus based on the received subframe unit length information;
generating a plurality of subframes based on the determined subframe unit length; and
transmitting a frame in which the generated subframes are aggregated to the second wireless communication apparatus,
wherein, when at least one of the subframes includes a padding, a length of the padding allows a length of the at least one of the subframes including the padding to be a multiple of a natural number of the determined subframe unit length, and
wherein the determined subframe unit length is a greatest subframe unit length among subframe unit lengths supported by both the first wireless communication apparatus and the second wireless communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,193,633

OPTICAL TRANSMITTER APPARATUS

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE ...

1. An optical transmitter apparatus capable of transmitting a number of optical signals each having a wavelength specific thereto and different from each other, the optical transmitter apparatus comprising:a number of optical modules each generating the optical signals and having respective optical axes;
a number of photodiodes (PDs) each sensing power of the optical signals, the PDs each having a light-sensitive area, a first electrode, two second electrodes, and a rectangular plane shape,
wherein the rectangular plane shape has four corners and two diagonals connecting respective two corners, the light-sensitive area, the first electrode, and the two second electrodes being arranged closer to respective corners putting a center of the rectangular plane shape therebetween, the light-sensitive area and the first electrode being arranged on one of the diagonals and electrically connected with the light-sensitive area, the two second electrodes being arranged on another of the diagonals and electrically connected to each other;
a carrier that mounts the PDs thereon, the PDs being arranged in an array on the carrier that intersects the optical axes; and
a housing having a space that encloses the optical modules, the PDs, and the carrier therein,
wherein the PDs arranged outermost on the carrier in the first electrodes thereof dispose closer to the other of the PDs arranged inward on the carrier compared with the light-sensitive area thereof, and
wherein one of the two second electrodes of one of the PDs is wire-bonded with one of the two second electrodes of another of the PDs arranged next to the one of the PDs.

US Pat. No. 10,193,611

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FOCUSING BEAMS WITH MODE DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

NXGEN IP PARTNERS, LLC, ...

1. A method for focusing a Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed beam, comprising:receiving a Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal from a data processing source, the Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal including a plurality of data streams each having a unique Hermite-Gaussian function applied thereto and multiplexed together within the Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal, each unique Hermite-Gaussian function having a beam helicity value greater than l=2;
splitting the Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signal into a plurality of Hermite-Gaussion function multiplexed signals;
providing each of the plurality of Hermite-Gaussion function multiplexed signals to a transmitting antenna of a plurality of transmitting antennas of an antenna array;
controlling a timing of transmissions of each of the plurality of Hermite-Gaussion function multiplexed signals from an associated transmitting antenna of the plurality of transmitting antennas to cause a transmitted plurality of Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signals to focus at a predetermined focus point at substantially a same time to overcome a divergence of the transmitted plurality of Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signals caused by the beam helicity value of greater than l=2 for each of the unique Hermite-Gaussian functions; and
transmitting the plurality of Hermite-Gaussian function multiplexed signals from the antenna array as a transmission beam.

US Pat. No. 10,193,602

THERMAL THROTTLING USING RF DIVERSITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:an interface; and
a processing system configured to:
determine a link quality for each one of a plurality of radio frequency (RF) modules;
select a first one of the plurality of RF modules having a highest determined link quality;
generate a signal;
configure the interface to output a first portion of the signal to the first one of the plurality of RF modules for transmission;
determine a throughput of the first one of the plurality of RF modules during thermal throttling of the first one of the plurality of RF modules;
compare the determined throughput of the first one of the plurality of RF modules with a throughput of a second one of the plurality of RF modules; and
configure the interface to output a second portion of the signal to the second one of the plurality of RF modules for transmission if the throughput of the second one of the plurality of RF modules is higher than the determined throughput of the first one of the plurality of RF modules.

US Pat. No. 10,193,594

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNALS OVER PAIRS OF WIRES

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of transmitting data from a transmitter device to a plurality of receiver devices, each of which is connected to the transmitter device via a respective wire connection, the method comprising:transmitting a common signal onto all or both of the respective wire connections; and
using a multiple access technique to enable respective virtual data channels to be generated for transmitting data from the transmitter device to each of the receiver devices via its own respective virtual data channel,
wherein the common signal transmitted onto all or both of the respective wire connections is employed in a predetermined upper portion of an available frequency spectrum available for use in communicating over metallic pair connections, and in a lower portion of the available frequency spectrum vectored discrete multitone transmission is used.

US Pat. No. 10,193,590

SMALL FORM-FACTOR PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVER

AXCEN PHOTONICS CORP., N...

1. A small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver for being inserted into an electrical connection slot of an electronic apparatus, comprising:a housing having a front end, a rear end opposite the front end, a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, and an engaging portion disposed on the bottom surface, wherein when the SFP transceiver is inserted into the electrical connection slot, the engaging portion is engaged with the electrical connection slot;
two electrical signal connectors disposed on the front end of the housing; and
an unlocking assembly including:
an unlocking member pivotally connected to the housing and including a manipulating portion, wherein the manipulating portion is exposed at the front end and is arranged adjacent to the top surface, and the manipulating portion is configured to be rotated in a direction away from the front end and the top surface by an external force; and
an interlock member movably disposed on the housing, wherein when the manipulating portion is rotated in the direction away from the front end and the top surface, the unlocking member moves the interlock member such that the engaging portion is out of engagement with the electrical connection slot.

US Pat. No. 10,193,581

GALVANIC ISOLATION CIRCUIT, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A system, comprising:a differential transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding configured to transmit signals over a carrier between the primary and secondary windings, wherein the primary and secondary windings have a galvanic isolation oxide layer therebetween, and wherein the primary and secondary windings each include a center tap providing low-impedance paths for dc and low frequency components of common-mode currents through the differential transformer; and
a pass-band circuit coupled to the secondary winding of the transformer, said pass-band circuit configured to permit propagation of signals over said carrier through the pass-band circuit while providing for a rejection of common-mode noise.

US Pat. No. 10,193,572

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING A DATA PACKET INCORRECTLY RECEIVED IN A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

AVL LIST GMBH, Graz (AT)...

1. A method for reconstructing an incorrectly received data packet that has been transmitted in a wireless sensor network from a wireless node to a receiving unit, whereina first method and a second method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet are implemented in the receiving unit, the first method requiring less computational effort than the second method,
in a first step, the first method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet is applied and a check is made for whether the incorrectly received data packet has thus been reconstructed, and
in a subsequent second step, the second method for reconstructing the incorrectly received data packet is applied if the incorrectly received data packet has not been reconstructed with the first method, and a check is made for whether the incorrectly received data packet has thus been reconstructed.

US Pat. No. 10,193,552

TERMINATION RESISTOR CALIBRATION CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LONTIUM SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A termination resistor calibration circuit, wherein the termination resistor calibration circuit is connected to a current mode logic (CML) transmitter comprising a first termination resistor and a second termination resistor, and comprises:an off-chip resistor;
a first on-chip resistor;
a bandgap module configured to generate a reference voltage;
a current generation module configured to generate an absolute current based on the reference voltage and a resistance of the off-chip resistor, and generate a relative current based on the reference voltage and a resistance of the first on-chip resistor, wherein the absolute current is inputted to a constant current source of the CML transmitter as a reference current;
a second on-chip resistor, wherein the relative current flows through the second on-chip resistor;
a comparator, wherein one input terminal of the comparator is connected to a non-common terminal of the second on-chip resistor, the other input terminal of the comparator is connected to a non-common terminal of the first termination resistor of the CML transmitter, and an output terminal of the comparator is connected to a calibration control module;
an output signal control module configured to: during resistance calibration, control a first electronic switch that is connected to the first termination resistor of the CML transmitter to be turned on, and control a second electronic switch that is connected to the second termination resistor of the CML transmitter to be turned off; and
the calibration control module configured to calibrate resistances of the first termination resistor and the second termination resistor of the CML transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,193,526

BULK ACOUSTIC RESONATOR AND FILTER

Samsung Electro-Machanics...

1. A bulk acoustic resonator comprising:a substrate;
a first electrode disposed above the substrate;
a piezoelectric body disposed on the first electrode and including a plurality of piezoelectric layers each including aluminum nitride with a doping material; and
a second electrode disposed on the piezoelectric body,
wherein at least one of the piezoelectric layers is a compressive piezoelectric layer, the compressive piezoelectric layer is disposed in a portion of the piezoelectric body so as to directly contact the first electrode, and
a ratio (c/a) of a lattice constant of the compressive piezoelectric layer in a c-axis direction to a lattice constant of the compressive piezoelectric layer in an a-axis direction is higher than a ratio (c/a) of a lattice constant of another piezoelectric layer in a c-axis direction to a lattice constant of the another piezoelectric layer in an a-axis direction.

US Pat. No. 10,193,495

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX AND DIODE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A photovoltaic junction box, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing; and
a diode mounted on two adjacent contacts, each diode having a body and a pair of first pins separated from each other and projecting outward from a side portion of the body, each first pin having a soldering end portion at an end opposite the body that is soldered on a first contact of the two adjacent contacts, and a connection piece connecting the soldering end portions of the pair of first pins, the pair of first pins are only physically connected by the connection piece, the connection piece having a first soldering surface soldered directly on a surface of the first contact and the pair of first pins together having a second soldering surface soldered directly on the surface of the first contact.

US Pat. No. 10,193,462

POWER CONVERTER USING BI-DIRECTIONAL ACTIVE RECTIFYING BRIDGE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A power converter comprising:a first alternating current (AC) terminal and a second AC terminal, the first and second AC terminals coupled across an AC power source or load;
a first direct current (DC) terminal and a second DC terminal, the first and second DC terminals coupled across a DC power source or load;
a first bi-directional switch coupled between the first AC terminal and the first DC terminal;
a second bi-directional switch coupled between the first AC terminal and the second DC terminal;
a first inductor and a first current-blocking device connected in series and coupling the second AC terminal to the first DC terminal;
a second inductor and a second current-blocking device connected in series and coupling the second AC terminal to the second DC terminal; and
a controller configured to control the first and second bi-directional switches so as to operate the power converter in a first operational mode in which a DC voltage across the DC power source or load is lower than a present voltage across the AC power source or load, or a second operational mode in which the DC voltage is higher than the present voltage, or both the first and the second operational modes,
wherein each of the first and second bi-directional switches has a conducting mode in which current conducts in both directions and a blocking mode in which current is blocked in both directions.

US Pat. No. 10,193,461

MULTI-PHASE RESONANT CONVERTER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING IT

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method comprising:supplying a voltage with a voltage generator to a plurality of drivers, the voltage generator coupled to a primary ground terminal, each driver having an output coupled to respective primary windings of a plurality of primary windings, each driver having a reference supply terminal coupled to the primary ground terminal, each primary winding being magnetically coupled to respective secondary windings; and
balancing currents flowing through the plurality of primary windings via a first floating node, wherein each primary winding is coupled to the first floating node via respective first capacitors.

US Pat. No. 10,193,449

BUCK VOLTAGE CONVERTER

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A buck voltage converter, comprising:a voltage input terminal,
a voltage output terminal,
a switch arrangement coupled to the voltage input terminal, the switch arrangement comprising a switch controller,
a feedback loop coupled between the voltage output terminal and the switch controller, and
a network comprising an inductor and a capacitor coupled to the voltage output terminal,
wherein the buck voltage converter is configured so that a dominant pole of an open loop transfer function of the buck voltage converter is a pole introduced by the network and wherein, apart from the dominant pole, each pole of the open loop transfer function having a frequency below a 0 dB crossing frequency of an open loop gain of the buck voltage converter has an associated zero having a frequency below the 0 dB crossing frequency of the open loop gain.

US Pat. No. 10,193,444

REFERENCE VOLTAGE GENERATOR WITH ADAPTIVE VOLTAGE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CHIP

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A reference voltage generator, comprising: a steady current source configured to provide a steady current; a PMOS transistor, a source electrode of the PMOS transistor being configured to receive the steady current, and the PMOS transistor having a first gate-source voltage; and an NMOS transistor, a drain electrode of the NMOS transistor being electrically coupled to a drain electrode of the PMOS transistor, and the NMOS transistor having a second gate-source voltage, wherein a reference voltage provided by the reference voltage generator is determined by the first gate-source voltage and the second gate-source voltage, the drain electrode of the NMOS transistor is directly connected to the drain electrode of the PMOS transistor at a node, and gate electrodes of the PMOS transistor and the NMOS transistor are connected to the node such that the drain and gate electrodes of the PMOS transistor and the drain and gate electrodes of the NMOS transistor are connected together, wherein an additional PMOS transistor and at least one another NMOS transistor are further coupled between the drain electrodes of the NMOS transistor and the PMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,434

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE AND THREE-PHASE AC POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A power conversion device for converting DC powers to AC powers to be supplied to a three-phase AC system, the DC powers being inputted from a first DC power supply, a second DC power supply, and a third DC power supply which are independent of each other without sharing either a positive terminal or a negative terminal, the power conversion device comprising:a first-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the first DC power supply, supply the AC power to a first phase with respect to a neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a first reactor;
a second-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the second DC power supply, supply the AC power to a second phase with respect to the neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a second reactor;
a third-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the third DC power supply, supply the AC power to a third phase with respect to the neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a third reactor; and
a control unit configured to control the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device, wherein
the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device each include a step-up circuit for stepping up a DC input voltage value of the DC power, and a single-phase inverter circuit, and
for each of the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device, when an absolute value of a voltage target value obtained, as an AC waveform to be outputted, by superimposing a third-order harmonic on a fundamental wave exceeds the DC input voltage value, the control unit causes the step-up circuit to perform step-up operation to generate the absolute value of the voltage target value and causes the single-phase inverter circuit to only perform necessary polarity inversion, and when the absolute value of the voltage target value is smaller than the DC input voltage value, the control unit stops the step-up operation of the step-up circuit and causes the single-phase inverter circuit to operate to generate the voltage target value, the voltage target value being set by adding a voltage appearing between both ends of each of the first reactor, the second reactor and the third reactor to a voltage value of each phase of the three-phase AC system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,425

STEPPING MOTOR, TIMEPIECE MOVEMENT, TIMEPIECE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF STEPPING MOTOR

SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. A stepping motor comprising:a one-piece stator comprised of Fe—Ni alloy, the stator having a rotor accommodating through-hole and defining a magnetic path around the rotor accommodating through-hole;
a rotor rotatably arranged inside the rotor accommodating through-hole;
a magnetic core connected to the stator; and
a coil wound on the magnetic core,
wherein a Cr-diffusion region having a molten-solidified portion of Cr is diffused in the Fe—Ni alloy stator in a portion of the magnetic path.

US Pat. No. 10,193,403

ROTOR ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRICAL PRIME MOVER AND ELECTRIC PRIME MOVER AND ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEM

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A rotor arrangement for an electric prime mover of a motor vehicle, the rotor arrangement comprising:a rotor shaft extending in an axial direction;
a first pair of laminate stacks arranged side-by-side on the rotor shaft;
a second pair of laminate stacks arranged on the rotor shaft and separated from each other by the first pair of laminate stacks; and
a third pair of laminate stacks arranged on the rotor shaft and separated from each other by the first and second pairs of laminate stacks, wherein
the laminate stacks in a selected pair of the first, the second and the third pairs of laminate stacks are configured so that each of the laminate stacks in the selected pair of laminate stacks has a moment of inertia and a self-resonant frequency that are substantially different from the moments of inertia and self-resonant frequencies of the laminate stacks in the other two pairs of the first, the second and the third pairs of laminate stacks so that the self-resonant frequencies of the laminate stacks in the first, second and third pairs of laminate stacks at least partly offset one another to counteract oscillations that adversely affect other parts of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,193,402

FASTENING SYSTEM FOR COUPLING ELECTRICAL MACHINE COMPONENTS

GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electrical machine comprising:a first item having a male dovetail portion; and
a second item having a female dovetail portion with an opening;
wherein:
a shape of the male portion and a shape of the female portion are adapted to each other such that the male dovetail portion can be fit into the opening of the female dovetail portion, and wherein
the first item formed as a stack of sheets comprising a plurality of male standard sheets with the male dovetail portion that substantially fit into the opening of the female dovetail portion and one or more male protruding sheets with dimensions at the male dovetail portion larger than the opening of the female dovetail portion along an entire length of male dovetail portion such that, in use, the male protruding sheets are deformed during insertion of the male dovetail portion into the opening of the female dovetail portion, wherein the first item is a magnet module and the second item is a rotor rim, the magnet module defining a base for housing a plurality of magnets such that the magnets are fixable to the rotor rim via the base; or
wherein the first item is a stator tooth and the second item is a stator housing, the stator tooth defining a base for a plurality of coils such that the coils are fixable to the stator housing via the base.

US Pat. No. 10,193,397

ESTABLISHING CONNECTIONS WITH CHARGERS IN MULTI-CHARGER WIRELESS POWER DELIVERY ENVIRONMENTS

Ossia Inc., Bellevue, WA...

1. A method of operating a wireless power receiver apparatus to establish a connection with a wireless power transmission system in a wireless power delivery environment, the method comprising:receiving a connection invitation broadcast by a first wireless power transmission system of multiple wireless power transmission systems in the wireless power delivery environment,
wherein each of the multiple wireless power transmission systems includes multiple antennas configured to transmit coherent wireless power signals to the wireless power receiver apparatus when a connection is established;
processing the connection invitation to identify attributes associated with the first wireless power transmission system;
applying selection criteria to the attributes associated with the first wireless power transmission system and attributes associated with other wireless power transmission systems of the multiple wireless power transmission systems in the wireless power delivery environment to determine whether to accept the connection invitation.

US Pat. No. 10,193,394

WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER SYSTEM

PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.,...

1. A wireless power receiver, the wireless power receiver configured to receive wireless power from a wireless power supply, the wireless power receiver comprising:a power output for electrically coupling the wireless power receiver to a remote device;
a principle receiver circuit having a tank circuit electrically coupled to said power output and a switch connected across opposite ends of said tank circuit;
a supplemental receiver circuit having an inductor electrically coupled to said power output, wherein said principle receiver circuit and said supplemental receiver circuit are electrically coupled in parallel to said power output; and
a controller configured to selectively operate said switch in an open mode in which power induced in said principle receiver circuit tank circuit by the wireless power supply is delivered to said power output via said electrical coupling between said principle receiver circuit and said power output and in a closed mode in which said switch creates a closed resonant loop in said principle receiver circuit tank circuit, whereby said principle receiver circuit functions as a resonator that inductively couples power induced in said principle receiver circuit tank circuit by the wireless power supply to said supplemental receiver circuit, which delivers power to said power output via said electrical coupling between said supplemental receiver circuit and said power output;
wherein said principle receiver circuit, said supplemental receiver circuit, and said controller are located remote from the wireless power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,193,389

MULTI-BRIDGE TOPOLOGY

PHILIPS IP VENTURES B.V.,...

6. A wireless power supply that supplies power wirelessly to a remote device, the wireless power supply comprising:a primary inductor having a first terminal and a second terminal;
a first inverter including a first switch for selectively coupling a first node to a first voltage source and a second switch for selectively coupling the first node to a first reference voltage, the first node is electrically connected to the first terminal of the primary inductor;
a second inverter including a first switch for selectively coupling a second node to a second voltage source and a second switch for selectively coupling the second node to a second reference voltage, the second node is electrically connected to the second terminal of the primary inductor; and
a controller for configuring the wireless power supply between a plurality of different bridge topologies by controlling the first switch and the second switch of the first inverter and by controlling the first switch and the second switch of the second inverter;
wherein the controller selects a bridge topology from the plurality of different bridge topologies in response to inductive coupling of the remote device to the wireless power supply and based on feedback from the remote device;
wherein, in response to the wireless power supply being configured to the selected bridge topology, the controller selectively configures the wireless power supply to fine tune an amount of power delivered to the remote device by adjusting a characteristic of at least one of the inverters based on feedback from the remote device;
wherein the controller selects a different bridge topology from the plurality of different bridge topologies in response to inductive coupling of a new remote device to the wireless power supply and based on feedback from the new remote device;
wherein, in response to the wireless power supply being configured to the different bridge topology, the controller selectively configures the wireless power supply to fine tune an amount of power delivered to the new remote device by adjusting a characteristic of at least one of the inverters based on feedback from the new remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,373

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless power reception device comprising:a planar resonator configured to be coupled with external magnetic fields and generate an induced current;
a first ferrite member mounted on a first side of the planar resonator and positioned in a lower portion of the planar resonator; and
a second ferrite member mounted on a second side of the planar resonator opposite to the first side and positioned in an upper portion of the planar resonator,
wherein the external magnetic fields pass through an aperture of the planar resonator substantially from one of the first side of the lower portion of the planar resonator and the second side of the upper portion of the planar resonator to the other of the first side of the lower portion of the planar resonator and the second side of the upper portion of the planar resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,367

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING VOLTAGES AND/OR POWERS AVAILABLE IN AN ELECTRICAL RECHARGING NETWORK

INSTITUT MINES TELECOM, ...

1. A method for determining voltages and/or power available in an electrical recharging network, said electrical network comprising at least one voltage generator and at least two dipoles, including at least one recharging terminal i corresponding, at a first instant t1, to a predetermined reference impedance zii,wherein, at at least one second instant t2, said method for determining implements at least one iteration of the following successive steps for at least said recharging terminal i:
estimating a changing of said reference impedance zii into a modified impedance z?ii,
updating a voltage of said recharging terminal i, said updating implementing a step of determining a modified inverted loop impedance matrix Zloop_M?1 as a function of a reference inverted loop impedance matrix Zloop_R?1 and at least as a function of an impedance difference between said modified impedance z?ii and said reference impedance zii, delivering a modified voltage U?i for said recharging terminal i, and
verifying and/or updating a value of power, called available power Pdisp_i, capable of being delivered by said recharging terminal i as a function of said modified voltage U?i, of a maximum power given by said voltage generator and/or of a threshold voltage of said electrical network delivering, in the event of updating, an updated value of available power.

US Pat. No. 10,193,365

CHARGING PACK WITH FLEXIBLE ATTACHMENT MEMBERS

Vitec Holdings Italia SRL...

1. A charging pack for an electronic device, said charging pack comprising:a main body, wherein said main body is rectangular, said main body having a front and a back;
a battery inside said main body adapted to deliver power to an electronic device; and
a flexible element, said flexible element attached to said body, said flexible element adapted to attach the charging pack to an electronic device, said flexible element comprising:
a central attachment portion affixed to said main body;
a first outer band portion adapted to capture a first corner of an electronic device, said first outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said first outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said first band portion;
a second outer band portion adapted to capture a second corner of an electronic device, said second outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said second outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said second band portion;
a third outer band portion adapted to capture a third corner of an electronic device, said third outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said third outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said third band portion; and
a fourth outer band portion adapted to capture a fourth corner of an electronic device, said fourth outer band portion comprising a first end and a second end, wherein said fourth outer band portion is coupled to said central attachment portion at said first end and said second end of said fourth band portion;wherein said flexible element resides along the back of said main body while in a stowed configuration, and wherein said first, second, third, and fourth outer band portions of said flexible element are stretched over the corners of said rectangular main body while in a second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,193,356

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY ACCUMULATOR AND BALANCING METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for balancing a multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10) connected in parallel with one another by means of at least one universal buck-boost (UniBB) module and connected by a loading contactor to a load and by a charging contactor to a charger, the method comprising:identifying (S100) a first state of charge (I) of a first storage module (M1) in a first string of the multiplicity of strings,
identifying (S200) a second state of charge (II) of a second storage module (M2) in a second string of the multiplicity of strings, wherein the second storage module (M2) is a UniBB module,
disconnecting the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules from the load and the charger, and
operating the first storage module (M1) as a voltage source while the second storage module (M2) is operated as a current source to balance the first state of charge (I) and the second state of charge (II),
wherein the electrochemical storage modules (M1, M2, Mn) further include
(a) electrochemical storage modules which are put into a blocking mode if they belong to strings (S0) not involved in balancing the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10),
(b) electrochemical storage modules which are put into a bypass mode if they belong to strings (S1, S3) involved in balancing the multiplicity of strings of electrochemical storage modules (10), or
both (a) and (b).

US Pat. No. 10,193,349

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

NABTESCO CORPORATION, To...

1. A distribution system for use in an aircraft, comprising:a central distributor provided in the aircraft and operatively connected with a power generator of an aircraft for receiving power from the power generator;
a plurality of electrical devices situated in the aircraft for performing predetermined operations, respectively;
a distal distributor provided at a location which is away from the central distributor;
a first power source wire connecting the central distributor to the distal distributor for supplying the received power to the distal distributor; and
a plurality of second power source wires connecting the distal distributor to the plurality of electrical devices for distributing the supplied power to the plurality of electrical devices, respectively,
wherein the distal distributor includes a primary monitoring controller for monitoring an operational state of each of the plurality of electrical devices,
wherein each of the plurality of electrical devices includes an electric actuator, and the distal distributor is configured to be electrically connectable to each of the electric actuators,
wherein the primary monitoring controller is configured to diagnose the operational state of each of the electric actuators, and
wherein the primary monitoring controller includes a health monitoring portion configured to diagnose the operational state of each of the electric actuators by comparing a power amount supplied from the distal distributor to the electric actuator and a mechanical output amount of the electric actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,343

METHOD FOR MANAGING POWER OF ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM CONNECTED WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A method for managing power of an energy storage system (ESS) connected to renewable energy, the ESS including an energy storage device connected to a power grid, a battery management system (BMS), a power conditioning system (PCS), and one or more renewable energy generation facilities producing electric energy from renewable energy, the method comprising the steps of:determining a predicted power consumption amount of a power load and a predicted power production amount of the renewable energy generation facility (S100);
storing type and characteristics information of the renewable energy generation facility (S200);
predicting power production of the renewable energy generation facility based on the stored type and characteristics information (S300);
determining a required discharge amount for the energy storage device (S400);
determining whether a power shortage amount is equal to or greater than a predetermined value depending on the required charge amount of the energy storage device (S500);
determining whether the energy storage device is fully charged with the power production from the renewable energy generation facility if the power shortage amount is smaller than the predetermined value (S600); and
controlling charging/discharging operation of the energy storage device according to a charge/discharge schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,193,320

INTEGRAL TERMINAL COMPARTMENT WITH DEPLOYABLE TERMINAL BLOCK

Pelco Products, Inc., Ed...

1. A terminal compartment for supporting a terminal block inside an internal space of a utility pole, the utility pole having a hand hole for accessing the internal space, the compartment comprising:a frame mountable in the hand hole of the utility pole and defining an access opening and an enclosure; and
a terminal block support movably mounted in the enclosure of the frame for movement between an operating position and a deployed position, wherein in the operating position a terminal block fixed to the terminal block support is contained entirely inside the internal space of the utility pole, and wherein in the deployed position a terminal block fixed to the terminal block support will extend through the access opening at least partially outside the pole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,303

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE AND SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor laser diode, comprising the following steps:A) provision of a semiconductor layer sequence with semiconductor layers applied vertically over one another with an active layer, which emits laser radiation via a radiation output surface during operation, wherein the radiation output surface is formed by a side face of the semiconductor layer sequence;
B) large-area application of a thermal barrier layer on a main surface of the semiconductor layer sequence, wherein the thermal barrier layer is formed by an electrically insulating porous material;
C) exposure of a region of the main surface of the semiconductor layer sequence by removal of the thermal barrier layer in certain regions; and
D) application of a metallic contact layer on the exposed region of the main surface such that the contact layer and the thermal barrier layer are arranged laterally adjacent to one another on the main surface,
wherein prior to method step C, a capping layer made of an electrically insulating material is applied to the thermal barrier layer over a large area and the capping layer is removed together with the thermal barrier layer in certain regions in step C,
wherein a metallization layer is applied to the contact layer and the capping layer after method step D,
wherein the capping layer is free from pores, and
wherein the metallization layer is not broader than the thermal barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,302

LIGHT ENGINE WITH INTEGRATED TURNING MIRROR FOR DIRECT COUPLING TO PHOTONICALLY-ENABLED COMPLEMENTARY METAL-OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR (CMOS) DIE

Applied Optoelectronics, ...

1. A light engine comprising:an optical bench having a first end extending to a second end along a longitudinal axis;
a laser diode disposed on a mounting surface adjacent the first end of the optical bench and configured to output laser light along a first light path that extends substantially along the longitudinal axis;
at least one channel defined by the optical bench that allows the first light path to extend therethrough, wherein the at least one channel includes a first channel defined by a mesa structure disposed along the light path, the channel extending through the mesa structure to allow the first light path to extend therethrough; and
an integrated mirror device disposed along the light path to receive and direct the laser light along a second light path to optically couple the laser light to a photonically-enabled complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) die, the second light path being angled relative to the first light path.

US Pat. No. 10,193,295

FIBER LASER FIBER PACKAGING AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT

nLIGHT, Inc., Vancouver,...

1. A fiber laser system, comprising:a main body, wherein the main body includes one or more fiber laser system components;
a first wall hingedly attached to the main body along a first edge, the first wall having a first wall open position and a first wall closed position; and
a plurality of feed fiber management and splicing components mounted to the first wall;
wherein the plurality of feed fiber management and splicing components includes a feed fiber splice block removably mounted to an interior surface of the first wall;
wherein the plurality of feed fiber management and splicing components includes a first set of feed fiber guide members and a second set of feed fiber guide members mounted to the interior of the first wall on opposing sides of the feed fiber splice block;
wherein the first and second sets of feed fiber guide members are each mounted in a curved layout corresponding to a feed fiber path on opposing sides of the feed fiber splice block.

US Pat. No. 10,193,291

ROTARY CRIMPING TOOL ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A rotary crimping tool assembly configured to crimp a portion of a structure, the rotary crimping tool assembly comprising:a tool housing defining a crimping chamber; and
one or more crimp wheels within the crimping chamber, wherein the crimping chamber is configured to receive the portion of the structure in proximity to the one or more crimp wheels, and wherein the one or more crimp wheels are configured to be pressed into and rotated relative to the portion of the structure to form one or more crimps in the portion of the structure;
wherein each of the one or more crimp wheels comprises a conductor crimp member and a sealing crimp member, wherein the conductor crimp member has a different shape than the sealing crimp member, wherein the conductor crimp member includes a smooth, arcuate outer surface having a central equator from which lateral portions recede, wherein the sealing crimp member has a plurality of seal-indenting features, wherein the conductor crimp member has a first height and the sealing crimp member has a second height, wherein the first height exceeds the second height, the conductor crimp member is configured to form a first crimp at a first depth into the portion of structure, and the sealing crimp member is configured to form a second crimp at a second depth into the portion of structure, and wherein the first depth is deeper than the second depth.

US Pat. No. 10,193,287

CONNECTING ADAPTER FOR A CONNECTING TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

Phoenix Contact GmbH Co. ...

1. A connecting adapter configured to connect to a connecting terminal assembly, wherein the connecting terminal assembly comprises a plurality of electrical connecting terminals, the connecting adapter comprising:a first printed circuit board comprising a first comb-type conducting structure comprising a plurality of comb teeth, wherein each comb tooth comprises a first electrical contact surface;
a second printed circuit board comprising a second comb-type conducting structure comprising a plurality of comb teeth, wherein each comb tooth comprises a second electrical contact surface;
an electrical plug connector interface configured to receive a plug connector, wherein the electrical plug connector interface comprises electrical terminals electrically connected to the first electrical contact surfaces of the comb teeth, and wherein the electrical plug connector interface is arranged on the first printed circuit board;
a first electrical signal transmission interface formed in or on the first printed circuit board, wherein the first electrical signal transmission interface is electrically connected to the electrical plug connector interface; and
a second electrical signal transmission interface formed in or on the second printed circuit board, wherein the second signal transmission interface is electrically connected to the first electrical signal transmission interface of the first printed circuit board and to the second electrical contact surfaces of the comb teeth of the second printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,193,254

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A connector assembly comprising:a first connector having a housing, and a plurality of separate lock springs, wherein each lock spring is formed of a single wire of material with a circular cross section and has a pair of arms extending parallel to a planar side of the housing with one of the lock springs arranged at one end portion of the housing and another of the lock springs arranged at another end portion of the housing, and
a plurality of reinforcement fittings, each reinforcement fitting covering one of the lock springs and including a cutout to expose a portion of the arms; and
a second connector having a catch to engage the lock spring by flexing the pair of arms toward each other.

US Pat. No. 10,193,251

NEXT GENERATION FORM FACTOR (NGFF) CARRIER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) carrier comprising:a frame comprising a flat component perpendicularly connected to two flat side components that each comprise a higher portion raised higher than a lower portion in relation to the flat component, the frame being to receive an NGFF module between the two flat side components;
the bar rotatably connected to the higher portions of the two flat side components such that the bar is rotatable between a first position in which it is located on a first side of the higher portions and a second position in which it is located on a second side of the higher portions, wherein the NGFF module is insertable in the frame when the bar is rotated to the first position and wherein the bar rests against the lower portions of the two flat side components in the first position and the second position; and
a number of holes along an interior of the flat component to receive a fastener that is to secure the NGFF module in the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,193,248

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RETAINING MEMORY MODULES

Crystal Group, Inc., Hia...

1. A system for reducing inadvertent disconnection of memory modules during operation in harsh environments comprising:a plurality of disconnection protected systems arranged in a parallel array; wherein each of said plurality of disconnection protected systems comprises:
a DIMM connector 120;
a DIMM memory module 110, having a memory module top edge 108;
a retention clip 200 having:
a retention clip central portion 208, having a retention clip first end 202 and retention clip second end 204;
a retention clip first angled portion 212 and retention clip second angled portion 214 disposed on opposing ends of said retention clip central portion 208;
a retention clip first latch engaging end 222 and a retention clip second latch engaging end 224 disposed on said retention clip first angled portion 212 and retention clip second angled portion 214, respectively;
said retention clip central portion 208 having a retention clip central portion top side 209 and a retention clip central portion bottom side 207, which has a retention clip bottom side top edge receiving groove 203 disposed therein, which is configured to receive therein said memory module top edge 108;
a plurality of retention clip first face bumper spacers 206;
a plurality of retention clip second face bumper spacers 205;
a retention clip first latch engaging tab 232 disposed on an interior side of said retention clip first latch engaging end 222;
a retention clip second latch engaging tab 234 disposed on an interior side said retention clip second latch engaging end 224 facing said retention clip first latch engaging tab 232; and
wherein said array is spatially configured such that each retention clip 200 in said plurality of disconnection protected systems has at least one of said plurality of retention clip first face bumper spacers 206 and said plurality of retention clip second face bumper spacers 205 thereon in contact with one of said plurality of retention clip first face bumper spacers 206 and said plurality of retention clip second face bumper spacers 205 of another retention clip 200 of said plurality of disconnection protection systems.

US Pat. No. 10,193,231

DUAL-FREQUENCY PATCH ANTENNAS

Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A dual-frequency patch antenna comprising:a first conductive element configured to receive global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals at a first frequency band;
a first dielectric material coupled to a backside of the first conductive element;
a second conductive element coupled to a backside of the first dielectric material, the second conductive element configured to receive GNSS signals at a second frequency band, wherein the second conductive element has a topside with an area at least as large as a topside of the first conductive element;
a second dielectric material coupled to a backside of the second conductive element, wherein edges of the first conductive element and the first dielectric material are rotated by between about 30° to 60° relative to edges of the second conductive element and the second dielectric material;
a ground plane coupled to a backside of the second dielectric material;
a third dielectric material coupled to a backside of the ground plane;
a routing and placement layer with circuitry coupled to a backside of the third dielectric material, the circuitry electrically coupled to at least one of the first conductive element or the second conductive element; and
a digital cable coupled to the circuitry via the routing and placement layer, wherein the circuitry is configured to:
provide frequency selection, down conversion, and digitization of the GNSS signals at the first frequency band and the GNSS signals at the second frequency band; and
output digitized baseband signals, wherein the digital cable is configured to provide the digitized baseband signals to a soft GNSS receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,193,226

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:a wireless communication device configured to be capable of executing wireless communication using radio waves;
an optical space communication device configured to be capable of executing optical space communication using spatial light; and
a communication control unit that causes secure communication with another wireless communication apparatus to be executed in a data link layer by performing parallel control on the wireless communication device and the optical space communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,214

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION ON A SEAMLESS METAL BAND AND METAL BACKED DEVICE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A device comprising:a housing including a one-piece metal back coupled to an external component casing, the housing utilized to enclose components of the device, the external component casing configured to include a keep-out area that is covered by a different material from the one-piece metal back to reduce electrical interference for components within the keep out area;
a seamless metal band that extends from the one piece metal back into the keep-out area, the seamless metal band and the one-piece metal back being a seamless structure manufactured as a single metal piece, without any breaks, and are a single conducting unit, the seamless metal band being positioned in the keep-out area of the component casing, the seamless metal band being an antenna coil adapted to function as a dual-band antenna;
a second coil, separate from the antenna coil, the second coil operable as at least one of a near field communication coil and a wireless power transmission coil;
at least one diplexing component coupled to both the second coil and to the antenna coil of the dual-band antenna; and
a transceiver circuit communicatively coupled to the dual-band antenna; and
wherein the second coil is adapted to provide a secondary device function contemporaneously with a wireless communication function of the dual band antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,193,169

FLUIDIC INTERFACE MODULE FOR A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Intelligent Energy Limite...

1. A valve comprising:an inlet, an outlet, a diaphragm,
a biasing member that urges the diaphragm toward the inlet or outlet to a sealing position to close the valve,
a slider that moves the biasing member to an open position to allow the diaphragm to move away from the inlet or outlet to open the valve, and,
a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator connected to the biasing member and is actuated by an electrical current to move the biasing member to the open position;
wherein the slider comprises a main body and two forked legs extending from the main body, the two forked legs each having a hooked end having a first ramp on a distal end of the forked leg, wherein the two forked legs form a spring and store energy when the two forked legs are pressed toward each other in a first direction, wherein each of the two forked legs has a second ramp extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction;
wherein the valve further comprises a valve body having a plurality of notches defined thereon, each of the plurality of notches sized and dimensioned to receive one of the hooked ends in a retained engagement created by the spring force of the associated forked leg expanding away from the other of the two forked legs;
wherein the biasing member comprises a shoulder configured to catch a second ramp of one of the two forked legs of the slider to hold the slider in a position that keeps the biasing member in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,193,161

ANODE FOR SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTROLYTE LAYER-ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL CELL

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A method for producing an anode for a solid oxide fuel cell, the method comprising:a first step of shaping a mixture that contains a perovskite oxide having proton conductivity and a nickel compound; and
a second step of firing a shaped product, which has been obtained in the first step, in an atmosphere containing 50% by volume or more of oxygen at 1100° C. to 1350° C. so as to generate an anode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,155

MANUFACTURING CATHODE MATERIAL, CATHODE, AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A cathode material including a cathode active material,wherein the cathode active material is expressed by Li1+xAyDzPO4, wherein A represents one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn, Ni, Fe, Cu, and Cr, D represents one or more metal elements selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zn, B, Al, Ga, In, Si, Ge, Sc, Y, and rare earth elements, 0 when a temperature of the cathode material is raised to a temperature range of 100° C. to 300° C. at a temperature-increase rate of 10° C/min, a weight loss ratio in the temperature range due to evaporation of water of crystallization is 0.03% by weight to 0.3% by weight, wherein the weight loss ratio is measured in a thermogravimetric analysis, which is carried out under the following measurement conditions using a differential thermogravimetric analyzer:
specimen amount: 15 mg
temperature-increase rate: 10° C. /minute
atmosphere: N2
gas flow rate: 200 ml/minute
measurement temperature range: 100 to 300° C.

US Pat. No. 10,193,152

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES, LITHIUM ION BATTERY PREPARED BY USING THE CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL PARTICLES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A lithium ion secondary battery comprising:a cathode comprising a plurality of cathode active material particles;
an electrolyte; and
an anode,
wherein a cathode active material particle of the plurality of cathode active material particles has a plate-shaped crystal structure having an aspect ratio of 2 to 1000,
wherein a major surface in at least one direction of the plate-shaped crystal structure is a 111 face,
wherein the cathode active material particle also has a spinel-type crystal structure, and
wherein the cathode active material particle has a composition represented by the formula LiCo2-xNixO4, wherein 0

US Pat. No. 10,193,146

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING GRAPHENE BASED MATERIAL

Graduate School at Shenzh...

1. A method for manufacturing graphene based material comprising:providing a graphene oxide dispersion comprising graphene oxide dispersed in solvent;
directly introducing a hydrogen sulfide gas to the graphene oxide dispersion at a redox reacting temperature to create a graphene dispersion, the graphene dispersion created by a redox reaction between the graphene oxide and the hydrogen sulfide gas, wherein the hydrogen sulfide reduces the graphene oxide into graphene, and elemental sulfur produced from the hydrogen sulfide is deposited on surfaces of the graphene;
solvothermal reacting the graphene dispersion to achieve a graphene-based gel comprising a three dimensional porous graphene macrostructure and elemental sulfur deposited on surfaces and pores of the three dimensional porous graphene macrostructure, with the three dimensional porous graphene macrostructure being a free-standing structure; and
removing the solvent to achieve the graphene based material.

US Pat. No. 10,193,113

VENT ADAPTER FOR LEAD-ACID BATTERY SYSTEMS

Johnson Controls Techolog...

1. A lead-acid battery system comprising a lead acid battery, and a vent adapter coupled to a vent port of the lead-acid battery, wherein the vent adapter comprises:a first side comprising a first connector having a first cross-sectional geometry along the first side and mated via a first interference fit with the vent port of the lead-acid battery, wherein the vent port is configured to vent gases evolved from the lead-acid battery; and
a second side in fluid communication with the first side and comprising a second connector having a second cross-sectional geometry along the second side configured to mate with a vent passage of an automobile, wherein the first and second cross-sectional geometries have respective shapes that are different from one another.