US Pat. No. 10,111,780

GOGGLE LENS AND FACE GASKET ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM

Abominable Labs, LLC, La...

1. A goggle having a lens and interchangeable face gasket engagement system comprising:a. a lens member having a posterior inner surface and first and second ends;
b. latch members pivotably attached to said lens member, one latch member attached adjacent each end of said lens member, each latch member having at least one face gasket member engagement portion;
c. a flexible face gasket member further comprising a plurality of corresponding latch member engagement portions, each latch member engagement portion of said gasket member for engaging a corresponding one of the gasket member engagement portions of said latch members, at least one of said lens member and said flexible face gasket member further comprising a plurality of other alignment protrusions thereon, whereas the other of said lens member and said flexible face gasket member further comprises corresponding receptacles aligned with the other protrusions for aligning and helping to retain said face gasket member with said lens member when engaged thereon; and
d. A strap member having first and second ends, each end interconnected to one of said latch members for securing the goggle lens and face gasket engagement system to a user's head.

US Pat. No. 10,111,764

PROSTHESIS INCLUDING RETRACTABLE ANCHORING MEMBERS

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A prosthesis for engaging with a body vessel comprising:a tubular frame comprising rings which are concentric along an axis of the tubular frame, the rings have a serpentine shape with apexes in a longitudinal direction such that the rings are configured to move between a compressed configuration and an expanded configuration, a first ring of the rings comprises:
a first apex comprising:
a first anchoring member extending radially outward; and
a first crossbar extending radially inward; and
a second apex that neighbors the first apex,
wherein the first crossbar extends toward the second apex and extends radially inward further than the second apex, and when in the compressed configuration, the first crossbar engages the second apex such that the first apex and the second apex move radially away from each other and the first anchoring member is moved radially inward further than the second apex.

US Pat. No. 10,111,762

PARALLELOGRAM LOAD CELL

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, N...

1. A powered leg device, comprising:a shank extending substantially along a shank axis and comprising a first member comprising first joints, a second member comprising second joints and disposed in series with the first member along the shank axis, a plurality of links mechanically coupling the first member to the second member via the first and the second joints, and at least one sensor for generating at least one signal indicating a separation between the first member and the second member, a foot extending along a foot axis and comprising a resilient toe portion and a resilient heel portion;
a powered ankle joint coupling the foot portion to the shank portion; and
a controller for controlling at least the powered ankle joint based on the at least one signal,
wherein the first member, the second member, and the plurality of links are arranged to define at least one substantially planar parallelogram linkage having a plane of motion substantially parallel to the foot axis and a constrained range of motion, wherein a component for the motion in the constrained range parallel to the shank axis is substantially greater than a component for the motion in the constrained range perpendicular to the shank axis.

US Pat. No. 10,111,746

PROSTHETIC CAPSULAR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Omega Ophthalmics LLC, V...

1. A prosthetic capsular device configured to be inserted in a natural capsular bag of an eye after removal of a lens, the device comprising:a housing structure capable of containing an intraocular device, the housing structure comprising:
an anterior portion, wherein the anterior portion comprises an anterior opening, wherein the anterior opening is capable of allowing at least one of insertion, removal, or replacement of the intraocular device, and wherein the anterior opening is further configured to be coupled to a refractive surface to cover the anterior opening;
a posterior portion, wherein the posterior portion comprises a posterior opening wherein the posterior opening is capable of allowing at least one of insertion, removal, or replacement of the intraocular device, and wherein the posterior opening is further configured to be coupled to a refractive surface to cover the posterior opening; and
a continuous lateral portion interposed between the anterior portion and the posterior portion, wherein the continuous lateral portion protrudes radially beyond the anterior portion and the posterior portion, wherein the continuous lateral portion fully encloses a lateral side of the housing structure, wherein an internal cavity of the continuous lateral portion forms a groove for containing the intraocular device,
wherein the housing structure is symmetrical over a plane at a midpoint of the continuous lateral portion between the anterior portion and the posterior portion; and
a refractive surface configured to be attached to at least one of the anterior opening or the posterior opening;
wherein the refractive surface comprises a plurality of tabs for affixing the refractive surface to at least one of the anterior opening or the posterior opening, and wherein the plurality of tabs protrudes from the refractive surface in alternating posterior and anterior directions.

US Pat. No. 10,111,743

WRAPPING CLIP FOR SECURING A FLEXIBLE LINE TO ANOTHER OBJECT

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTIT...

1. A securing device configured to facilitate the securing of a flexible line to another object, the device comprising:a single continuous length of wire, shaped to form the following elements:
a main shaft having a working end and a clip end;
a first loop extending from the main shaft in a first direction;
wherein the first loop is formed as a continuous loop having a first loop beginning at the clip end of the main shaft, curving away from the main shaft, and curving back toward the main shaft to a first loop end;
second loop extending from the main shaft in a second direction and in the same plane as the first loop;
wherein the second loop is formed as a continuation of the wire, beginning from where the first loop ends at the main shaft, extending past the main shaft, and curving back toward the beginning of the first loop, such that the second loop has a second loop end tightly adjacent to the first loop beginning, such that when the line is wrapped between the first loop and the second loop, there is a first point of contact between the line and the clip that contributes to frictional retention of the line in the clip
a locking clip formed as straight secondary shaft extending from the second loop end, parallel to and tightly adjacent to the main shaft such that when the line is wedged between the main shaft and the secondary shaft, there is a second point of contact between the line and the clip that contributes to frictional retention of the line in the clip;
wherein the working end of the main shaft ends at the lowermost extremity of the securing device and the first and second loop form the uppermost extremity of the securing device.

US Pat. No. 10,111,740

DECELLULARIZED BIOLOGICALLY-ENGINEERED TUBULAR GRAFTS

Regents of the University...

1. A decellularized, biologically-engineered, tubular extracellular matrix comprising circumferentially aligned fibers and exhibiting a burst pressure of at least 4000 mm Hg and greater tensile stiffness in the circumferential direction than in the longitudinal direction, wherein the decellularized, biologically-engineered, tubular extracellular matrix is made by a method comprising: preparing a hydrogel comprising matrix-producing cells, fibrinogen and thrombin, wherein the matrix-producing cells comprise fibroblasts and are grown for between three five and seven passages before being combined with the fibrinogen and thrombin; molding the hydrogel around a mandrel into a hollow tubular hydrogel; culturing the hollow tubular hydrogel under appropriate conditions that comprises circumferentially stretching or distending the hollow tube while providing or allowing for an axial length of the hollow tube to shorten, wherein, upon culturing the tubular hydrogel under appropriate conditions, the matrix-producing cells, the fibrinogen and the thrombin produce a cell-produced tubular extracellular matrix; removing the mandrel from the cell-produced tubular extracellular matrix; and decellularizing the cell-produced tubular extracellular matrix, thereby producing the decellularized, biologically-engineered, tubular extracellular matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,111,736

HERMETIC TOOTH CLEANING DEVICE

Bluereo Inc., Seoul (KR)...

1. A hermetic tooth cleaning device comprising:a main body which includes an outer case;
a cleaning body which is coupled to the main body, has an internal fluid conduit formed therein such that at least one nozzle is formed to be opened at one end of the internal fluid conduit, and an accommodating portion is formed at the other end of the internal fluid conduit;
a connecting unit which couples the main body and the cleaning body, has a connecting flow path formed therein, one side fixedly coupled to the main body, and the other side inserted into the accommodating portion; and
a first sealing unit which is provided between the cleaning body and the connecting unit, and has a hollow space formed therein, and prevents a spatial separation from occurring between the internal fluid conduit of the cleaning body and the connecting flow path of the connecting unit,
wherein the first sealing unit is made of an elastic body,
a flange is separably coupled to an outer portion of the connecting unit,
the flange is inserted and fixed into the accommodating portion,
a loss of positive pressure or negative pressure in a flow path is prevented, and
the flange is coupled to the outer portion of the connecting unit, which protrudes from the main body, such that the flange is disposed in the cleaning body,
wherein a second sealing unit is provided between the outer case and the connecting unit, and the connecting unit is penetratively coupled to the second sealing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,111,726

RISK INDICATION FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A system for computing a risk, the risk relating to injuring an anatomical structure of a patient, by a medical device comprising a needle object, during a medical procedure, the system comprising:an image acquisition unit which acquires image data of the anatomical structure;
a memory, including computer readable instructions; and
a computer processor, wherein the computer processor executes the computer readable instructions, which causes the computer processor to:
obtain, during the medical procedure, a position of the anatomical structure based on the acquired image data, wherein the anatomical structure comprises at least one blood vessel;
obtain, during the medical procedure, a current actual position of the medical device used in the medical procedure with respect to the anatomical structure;
obtain risk data associated with the anatomical structure; and
compute the risk relating to injuring the anatomical structure for the current actual position of the medical device, based on the current actual position of the medical device which is determined from coordinates and directional cosines, the position of the anatomical structure, and the risk data which is determined from coordinates and directional cosines,
wherein the risk is defined as a ratio calculated by summing a first distance and a second distance and dividing the sum by a third distance,
wherein the first distance is defined from an axis of the needle object to a nearest point on the at least one blood vessel, wherein the second distance is defined as a predefined distance, and wherein the third distance is defined as a distance from the end of the needle object to a second nearest point on the blood vessel, and
wherein the computed risk is used to navigate the medical device with respect to the anatomical structure during the medical procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,111,725

MASSAGE TOOL CASE

15. An instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) system comprising:a first substantially flat massage tool;
a case comprising a structure with a top surface, the top surface having a first recess shaped to receive and situate the first substantially flat tool in a horizontal position relative to the top surface, and the structure including a first slot having a top opening width that is larger than a bottom width of the first slot to receive and situate the substantially flat tool in an angled position extending away from the top surface;
a box separated into a first cavity and a second cavity, the first cavity configured to accept the structure, the structure inserted therein;
an accessory;
an additional structure configured to fit in the second cavity and inserted therein, the additional structure having a top surface with a third recess shaped to receive and situate the accessory, the accessory inserted into the third recess;
a lid divided into a first section, a second section, and a third section,
a rear top edge of the box hingedly attached to an inner edge of the first section of the lid, an outer edge of the first section of the lid hingedly attached to an inner edge of the second section of the lid, and an outer edge of the second section of the lid hingedly attached to an inner edge of the third section of the lid,
the first section of the lid and the third section of the lid each having a length about equal to a height of the box, and the second section of the lid having a length about equal to a difference between the length of the box and the height of the box,
the lid configured to have an open position with the first section of the lid folded against a back wall of the box, and the second section of the lid and the third section of the lid folded against a bottom surface of the box, and
the lid further configured to have a closed position with the first section of the lid and the second section of the lid laying over a top of the box, and the third section of the lid folded against a front wall of the box and held in place by a magnetic attraction between magnetic material in the third section of the lid and magnetic material in the front wall of the box.

US Pat. No. 10,111,721

HYBRID ROBOTIC SURGERY WITH MIRRORED AND MIMICKED MOTION

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical system, comprising:an electromechanical tool;
an electronic control system in electronic communication with the electromechanical tool, the control system being configured to control operation of the electromechanical tool;
a controller actuable to communicate a control signal to the electromechanical tool via the electronic control system to operate the electromechanical tool; and
a switch;
wherein the electromechanical tool has a first mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mimics movement of the controller, and a second mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mirrors movement of the controller; and
wherein the switch is configured to switch the electromechanical tool between the first and second modes, and the switch is configured to disable one or more sensors upon activation.

US Pat. No. 10,111,713

SURGERY ASSISTANCE APPARATUS, SURGERY ASSISTANCE METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN SURGERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A surgery assistance apparatus that is connected to a display device, the apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor connected to the memory and configured to:
obtain a three-dimensional medical image of a subject to be examined;
extract a region of target tissue from the obtained three-dimensional medical image;
extract an abnormal region from the extracted region of target tissue;
obtain, based on each of at least two excision region determination conditions, at least two excision methods, each of which is classified by excision regions satisfying the each of at least two excision region determination conditions for the abnormal region; and
display images on the display device, of the at least two obtained excision methods,
wherein each of the images is generated according to each of the at least two excision methods, and is displayed on the display device so that an excision region which is determined by each of the at least two excision methods, is distinguishable from another region,
wherein the processor obtains evaluation values corresponding to the respective excision region determination conditions,
wherein the display device displays the obtained evaluation values, and
wherein the display device displays a list in which the excision methods corresponding to the respective excision region determination conditions and the evaluation values are correlated with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,111,699

RF TISSUE SEALER, SHEAR GRIP, TRIGGER LOCK MECHANISM AND ENERGY ACTIVATION

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An electrosurgical instrument for operating on tissue, comprising:a first arm comprising a first handle and a first jaw;
a second arm pivotally connected to the first arm, the second arm comprising:
a second handle;
a second jaw comprising an electrode operable to deliver radio frequency (RF) energy to tissue;
an energy button operable to activate the RF energy;
a knife configured to translate within slots defined in the first and second jaws; and
a push plate operably connected to the knife such that a proximal motion of the push plate extends the knife and a distal motion of the push plate retracts the knife; and
a knife lockout mechanism comprising a first end of a movement arm pivotally connected at a first end of the first arm, wherein the movement arm is operable to prevent operation of the knife.

US Pat. No. 10,111,697

DEVICE FOR DELIVERING VISCOUS MATERIAL

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A system for delivering a viscous material into a site in a patient, comprising:an actuator including an actuator vessel and an electric motor;
a delivery tube, having a first end, a second end and an inner bore, wherein the first end is coupled to the actuator;
a plunger housed within the delivery tube, and
a container having a connection port for connecting to the second end of the delivery tube and an exit port, and containing a viscous material, wherein the viscous material is a PMMA-based bone cement, and
wherein the actuator is adapted to advance the plunger.

US Pat. No. 10,111,682

CONNECTION OF A MANIPULATION MEMBER, INCLUDING A BEND WITHOUT SUBSTANTIAL SURFACE CRACKS, TO AN ENDOVASCULAR INTERVENTION DEVICE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A device for intravascular intervention, the device comprising:an intervention element;
an elongate manipulation member comprising a metallic material forming a hooked portion extending about a proximal portion of the intervention element, the hooked portion comprising a bend, the hooked portion having (i) no substantial surface crack in the metallic material at an interior region of the bend and (ii) a maximum lateral dimension that is less than 0.027 inch; and
a joining element substantially permanently attaching the hooked portion to the intervention element.

US Pat. No. 10,111,681

HAND HELD DERMAPLANING DEVICE AND DERMAPLANING PROCESS

DD Karma LLC, Highland P...

1. A blade assembly for use with a hand-held skin treatment device, the skin treatment device including first and second rails for detachably coupling the blade assembly thereto, the blade assembly comprising:an elongated blade holder configured to be slidably attached to the skin treatment device in a longitudinal direction, the blade holder including first and second ends and first and second sides extending in the longitudinal direction between the first and second ends;
first and second slots extending in the longitudinal direction between the first and second ends of the blade holder, the first slot extending along the first side and the second slot extending along the second side, the first and second slots configured to slidably receive the first and second rails of the skin treatment device;
an elongated blade supported by the blade holder, the blade extending in the longitudinal direction and including a cutting edge; and
at least one first notch located on the first side of the blade holder and at least one second notch located on the second side of the blade holder, the at least one first and second notches located between the first and second slots and the blade edge, each of the at least one first and second notches configured to cooperate with a blade retainer to hold the blade holder in position on the blade retainer for slidably attaching the blade assembly to the skin treatment device when the blade assembly is held by the blade retainer, wherein the at least one first notch extends directly from the first slot and the at least one second notch extends directly from the second slot, each notch extending in a lateral direction toward the cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,111,672

SURGICAL CLOSURE DEVICES INCLUDING A STAPLING MEMBER

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED,...

1. A medical device for delivery of a surgical closure member, comprising:an elongate tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen extending therein, wherein the elongate tubular member is adapted to be delivered through the working channel of an endoscope, and wherein the lumen is adapted to receive a surgical closure member;
a tissue support extending from the distal end of the elongate tubular member, wherein the tissue support includes a support surface, and wherein the support surface is adapted to support tissue as a surgical closure member engages the tissue thereon; and
an orienting member coupled to the distal end of the elongate tubular member, the orienting member being rotatable to rotate the surgical closure member to a desired direction.

US Pat. No. 10,111,671

IMPLANT DELIVERY SYSTEM

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A delivery system for a detachable medical device, the system comprising the detachable medical device having a first release portion, a deployment member having a second release portion, and a releasing element comprising a wire coil having a proximal end and a pull release wire attached to the proximal end, wherein the first and second release portions each having a helical element having windings defining a respective helical wound path therebetween, the wire coil of the releasing element and the windings of the first and second release portions having substantially the same diameter and pitch, such that the wire coil of the releasing element engages both of the helical wound paths between the windings of the first and second release portions to hold the first and second release portions together, the releasing element being detachable from the first and second release portions by a pull on the release wire, the pull allowing the proximal end of the wire coil to move slightly radially inwardly and then axially in the proximal direction, whereby to detach the first and second release portions from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,111,658

DISPLAY SCREENS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An electromechanical handheld surgical device, comprising:a housing enclosing and including:
a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor and storing instructions; and
an orientation detector configured to detect orientation of the electromechanical handheld surgical device with respect to a reference direction; and
a non-planar display screen fixedly attached around a portion of the housing and configured to display information, wherein the display screen has more than one display portion, wherein the non-planar display screen covers an upper surface of the housing by at least 15 degrees to the left side and to the right side of the housing, from a top of the upper surface of the housing,
wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the non-planar display screen to display the information on a portion of the non-planar display screen,
wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, move the information from a first display portion of the non-planar display screen to a second display portion, which is determined only based on a change in the detected orientation, and
wherein a starting location for displaying the information is determined based on a display direction setting entered by a user of the electromechanical handheld surgical device, wherein the starting location is at least one of a right side of the housing or a left side of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,111,651

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ANCHORING SUPPORT MATERIAL TO TISSUE

1. A method of anchoring a support material to tissue, the method comprising:forming an incision in a urogenital triangle of a patient for access to a pelvis of the patient;
inserting a body portion of an anchor into a lumen in a cannula and having a spine portion of the anchor extending radially out of a wall of the cannula, where the anchor has a suture connected to the anchor with a body portion of the suture trailing away from the anchor;
inserting a leading end of the cannula and the anchor into the incision;
pushing the leading end of the cannula into periosteum tissue of the pelvis and engaging the spine portion of the anchor with the periosteum tissue;
withdrawing the leading end of the cannula from the incision and leaving the anchor engaged in the periosteum tissue with the body portion of the suture extending from the anchor, through the incision, to a location exterior of the patient;
securing the support material to the suture that is attached to the anchor; and
delivering the support material over and along the suture from the location exterior of the patient, through the incision, and to the pelvis of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,111,643

CARDIAC MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HOME AND TELEMEDICINE APPLICATION

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A system for detecting aortic stenosis comprising:a monitoring device configured to be coupled to a patient, the monitoring device including a heart sound sensor configured to detect heart sounds of the patient, and a signal processor; and
a processor configured to
receive a signal representative of the detected heart sounds from the signal processor and process the signal representative of detected heart sounds to determine tested values of at least one of,
peak frequencies of a first heart sound, a second heart sound, and a third heart sound of the patient, wherein the first heart sound is detected at closure of a mitral valve of the patient, the second heart sound is detected at the closure of an aortic valve and a pulmonary valve of the patient, and the third heart sound is detected at passive diastolic filling of ventricles of the patient,
a ratio of a first time period from the second heart sound in a first cardiac cycle to the first heart sound in a second cardiac cycle and a second time period from the first heart sound in the second cardiac cycle to the second heart sound in the second cardiac cycle, and
a heart beat cycle period including a systole period and a diastole period, and
compare at least one of the tested values to corresponding baseline values of the peak frequencies, the ratio, and the heart beat cycle periods stored in memory.

US Pat. No. 10,111,533

CONTINUOUS POCKETED SPRING UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Harrison Spinks Beds Limi...

8. A pocketed spring unit comprising a substantially continuous coil encased in a substantially continuous pocket, and comprising a plurality of folds wherein the folds define a plurality of individual pocketed spring portions in a row, each of the individual pocketed spring portions comprising a spring portion having only one axis extending substantially transverse to the row and being encased in its own pocket portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,530

ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS FOUNDATION AND PROCESS OF USE

DREAMWELL LTD, Atlanta, ...

1. An adjustable foundation and mattress assembly, comprising:a mattress having a top surface, a bottom surface, and an inner core between the top surface and the bottom surface, wherein the mattress has a width and a length; and
an adjustable foundation for supporting the bottom surface of the mattress, the adjustable foundation comprising a foundation frame and an oversized deck attached to the foundation frame, wherein the deck has a width and a length that is substantially identical to the width and the length of the mattress and the foundation frame has a width that is less than the width of the mattress and a length that is substantially identical to the length of the mattress,
wherein the oversized deck comprises a mattress support surface including a head and back section hingedly connected to an intermediate seat section at one end and a leg and foot section hingedly connected to the intermediate seat section at another end, wherein the intermediate seat section includes a separate first portion and a separate second portion, wherein the first portion is hingedly connected to the head and back section and the second portion is hingedly connected to the leg and foot section.

US Pat. No. 10,111,524

FURNITURE FITTING

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. A furniture fitting comprising:a housing;
a plunger moveable linearly in relation to the housing, the plunger including a first plunger part having an internal thread and a second plunger part having an external thread interacting with the internal thread, the plunger being configured to allow adjustment of a length of the plunger by subjecting the external thread of the second plunger part to screwing action relative to the internal thread of the first plunger part; and
a securing element configured to prevent the external thread from being unscrewed all the way out of the internal thread,
wherein the internal thread is arranged on an inner lateral surface of the first plunger part, and the securing element is arranged at the inner lateral surface of the first plunger part.

US Pat. No. 10,111,520

STORAGE SYSTEM AND ARTICLE RETRIEVING METHOD

Frazier Industrial Compan...

1. A storage rack, comprising:a base surface;
a first column directly or indirectly attached to the base surface; and
a support bar directly or indirectly attached to the first column and spaced from the first column to form a supporting area for a pallet,
wherein the support bar extends substantially perpendicularly from the first column until a corner portion which curves at a right angle on opposite sides the first column,
the support bar is configured to support the pallet,
the support bar has four curved corner portions, and
additionally comprising
at least four columns forming a line of vertically-extending columns together with said first column,
horizontal bars extending outwardly from opposite sides of at three of said columns and connected to opposite sides of said support bar,
said horizontal bars together with said support bar forming the supporting area for the pallet,
a first series of separate vertical support bars (180), each said vertical support bar (180) positioned to support a respective horizontal bar (140, 152, 156) between said respective column (106, 150, 154) and said support bar (120) on either side of said respective column (106, 150, 154),
wherein the vertical support bars (180) are set back from the support bar (120), and
the respective vertical support bars (180) each include a bracket connected to adjacent horizontal bars (140, 152), and the vertical support bars (180) each terminate a distance below the respective supporting area for the pallet.

US Pat. No. 10,111,481

SIGNAL-ACTIVATED LINGERIE

BIOMETRIC LINGERIE, INC.

1. A lingerie comprising:(a) an upper panel that is generally oriented horizontally with respect to a wearer's body, said upper panel including a first strap and a second strap;
(b) a lower panel that is generally oriented vertically with respect to the wearer's body, said lower panel including one or more frontal straps and a back strap; and
(c) a signal-activated fastener;
wherein the signal-activated fastener is coupled with one end of the first strap and one end of the second strap, wherein the first ends of the one or more frontal straps are coupled with the upper panel, wherein one end of the back strap is coupled with one the first strap and second strap, and wherein the signal-activated fastener is responsive to a signal and operative to unfasten causing the lingerie to fall off from the wearer's body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,478

SLIP RESISTANT HEADBAND

Teamzila LLC, McSherryst...

1. A headband comprisinga piece of fabric material and
at least one piece of anti-slip polymeric foam material, attached to the fabric material in a position to bear against the forehead or hairline of a user,
said anti-slip polymeric foam material being selected so as to have a greater coefficient of friction against the forehead than does said fabric material,
said anti-slip material having a surface facing the forehead, said forehead facing surface being provided with a tread pattern to improve headband retention when the forehead is wet,
wherein the tread is formed by grooves having a depth of at least 0.02 inch and
wherein the grooves are arranged in two set of grooves which cross one another so as to form an array of peaks.

US Pat. No. 10,111,470

VAPORIZER APPARATUS

JUUL Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A cartridge for use with a vaporizer device, the cartridge comprising:a storage compartment configured to hold a vaporizable material, the storage compartment having a distal end and a proximal end opposite the distal end, the storage compartment having a compartment side extending between the distal end and the proximal end;
a mouthpiece enclosing the proximal end of the storage compartment, the mouthpiece having a mouthpiece side adjacent to the compartment side, a first end of the mouthpiece terminating in an edge disposed adjacent to a location between the distal end and the proximal end of the storage compartment, the mouthpiece having a notch in the mouthpiece side, the notch extending away from the edge of the mouthpiece toward a second end of the mouthpiece that is opposite the first end of the mouthpiece, wherein the notch exposes a region of the compartment side;
a wicking material proximate to the distal end of the storage compartment, the wicking material disposed to contact the vaporizable material; and
a heating element proximate to the distal end of the storage compartment, the heating element in contact with the wicking material, the heating element configured to generate an aerosol from the vaporizable material.

US Pat. No. 10,111,462

VAPORIZER PROTECTIVE CASE

1. A protective electronic cigarette case housing an electronic cigarette comprising:an elongate boxy forming an interior chamber and having a longitudinal length defined by a proximal end and a distal end;
a cylindrical, deformable, transparent region of the body located between the proximal end and the distal end and having an intake valve that is opened when the deformable, transparent region is squeezed;
cylindrical interior padding within the interior chamber and located between the cylindrical, deformable, transparent region and the distal end of the body, wherein the cylindrical interior padding limits transverse movement of the electronic cigarette housed inside the case;
an interior piston at the distal end of the interior chamber and a spring giving a first proximal bias to the interior piston;
a removable top removably affixable to a collar at the proximal end of the body, wherein the removable top has a removable top mouthpiece at a proximal end and an interior annular shoulder at a distal end;
wherein the removable top mouthpiece at the proximal end of the removable top includes a proximal valve that is opened when an operator bites down on it;
wherein the electronic cigarette housed within the protective case has a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end of the electronic cigarette having an electronic cigarette mouthpiece that extends proximally from a top of the electronic cigarette;
wherein the first proximal bias of the interior piston imparts a second proximal bias to the electronic cigarette, thereby pushing the electronic cigarette mouthpiece against the interior annular shoulder of the removable top and creating a seal between the removable top and the body of the case; and
wherein the electronic cigarette has an actuating button, visible through the transparent region of the body, and capable of being actuated by deforming the transparent region of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,453

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING FROZEN FOOD PRODUCTS

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method for forming a frozen foamed food product comprising the steps of:(A) introducing a nontoxic gas or gas mixture into a product to be foamed under foaming conditions to form a foam product containing bubbles of said gas or gas mixture,
(B) concurrently with or subsequent to step (A), chilling said foam product under chilling conditions to form a partially frozen foam product; and then
(C) increasing the viscosity of said partially frozen foam product by adding into the partially frozen foam product a side stream of a plurality of bits of edible material having a size (as defined herein) of 0.25 to 2 inch, wherein the size distribution of said bits that are added has a standard deviation of less than or equal to 15%, wherein said bits that are added are at a temperature of less than minus 25 F, thereby forming a further frozen foam product,
wherein the rate at which the viscosity of the re-combined ice cream streams rises is controlled by controlling the rate of heat transfer between the bits and the product into which the bits are added, q/t, to a value between 0.75 and 1.25 BTU per minute per pound of the product in accordance with the equation

wherein k is the heat transfer coefficient in BTU per feet per degree Fahrenheit per minute for the heat transfer between the bits and the rest of the ice cream,
? is the density of the ice cream in pounds per cubic feet,
% SS is the weight percentage of the side stream to the total stream,
r is the radius of a bit in the shape of a sphere,
Tice cream is the temperature of the ice cream in degrees Fahrenheit, and
Tbits is the temperature of the bits in degrees Fahrenheit,
and then
(D) hardening the further frozen food product by further chilling it under further chilling conditions to freeze additional liquid therein, thereby forming a frozen foamed food product, under conditions effective to establish ice crystals in said frozen foamed food product having an average crystal size at least 15% smaller than the average ice crystal size in the hardened product that is formed by introducing solely air as the gas or gas mixture into the identical product to be foamed under the identical foaming conditions as in step (A) to form an air foamed product and chilling said air foamed product in the same relationship to step (A) and under the identical chilling conditions as in step (B) to form a product which is then hardened under the identical further chilling conditions as in step (D).

US Pat. No. 10,111,444

MEAT GRINDING RECLAMATION SYSTEM

ROME, LTD, Sheldon, IA (...

1. A meat grinding assembly, comprising:a. a first meat grinder, comprising:
i. a first inlet;
ii. a first outlet;
iii. a second outlet;
b. a second meat grinder, comprising:
i. a second inlet;
ii. a third outlet;
iii. a fourth outlet;
c. a drive shaft provided at least partially within the first meat grinder and at least partially within the second meat grinder;
d. wherein at least a portion of the drive shaft comprises at least two separate flights, and wherein the at least two separate flights are wrapped about the drive shaft, and wherein the separate flights comprise an outer diameter that is generally conical in shape;
e. wherein the second outlet is in fluid communication with the second inlet; and
f. wherein the first meat grinder is oriented coaxially with the second meat grinder;
g. wherein the first outlet and second outlet are provided in a first perforated plate, wherein the first perforated plate is provided at least partially within the first meat grinder, and wherein the drive shaft passes the first perforated plate; and
h. wherein the third outlet and fourth outlet are provided in a second perforated plate, wherein the second perforated plate is provided at least partially within the second meat grinder.

US Pat. No. 10,111,442

DOUGH MIXER

Housoen Electric Manufact...

1. A dough mixer, comprising:a main unit, wherein a motor is arranged in the main unit; and
a dough mixing assembly mounted on the main unit, comprising:
a dough mixing bowl;
a top cover;
a transmission shaft connected to the motor, wherein the transmission shaft is arranged in the dough mixing bowl;
a dough mixing unit connected to the transmission shaft and comprising an upper end; and
a scraper unit detachably connected to the upper end of the dough mixing unit, comprising:
a first bowl wall scraper, comprising a first blade fitted to an inner wall of the dough mixing bowl;
a second bowl wall scraper, comprising a second blade fitted to the inner wall of the dough mixing bowl, wherein the second bowl wall scraper is arranged opposite to the first bowl wall scraper; and
a central scraper, comprising a third blade matched with an outer wall of the transmission shaft, wherein the first and second bowl wall scrapers and the central scraper are configured to scrap off adhering material on the dough mixing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,111,437

SUBSTITUTED GUANIDINES AS FUNGICIDES

Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., T...

1. A compound of formula [I]:or a salt thereof,wherein:A1represents heterocyclyl, arylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl or halogeno, or —N(H)—;
A2 represents heterocyclyl, arylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl or halogeno, or —N(H)—;
Q1represents a single bond, phenylene, —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —O—, —S —, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, or —N(H)—;
Q2represents a single bond, phenylene, —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —O—, —S —,S(O)—, —S(O)2—, or —N(H)—;
X represents alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene, -Ta-O-Tb, -Ta-S-Tb, or -Ta-N(H)-Tb-;
Z represents alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene, -Ta-O-Tb, -Ta-S-Tb, or -Ta-N(H)-Tb-;
Ta represents a single bond or alkylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl, halogeno, or oxo;
Tb represents a single bond or alkylene optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl, halogeno, or oxo;
R7 represents hydrogen or hydrocarbon;
R8 represents hydrogen or hydrocarbon; and
R9 represents hydrogen or hydrocarbon; or
R8 and R9, bonded together, form a divalent organic group; or
R8 and a substituent on X, bonded together, form a divalent organic group.

US Pat. No. 10,111,433

FUNGICIDAL COMPOSITIONS

SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS A...

1. A composition suitable for control of diseases caused by phytopathogens comprising(A) a compound of formula I

wherein R1 is difluoromethyl and R2 is difluoromethyl; and
(B) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of azoxystrobin, mefenoxam (metalaxyl-M), dimethomorph, iprovalicarb, mandipropamid, ametoctradin, amisulbrom, chlorothalonil, cymoxanil, dithianon, famoxadone, fenamidone, fluazinam, flupicolide, folpet, fosetyl-Al, mancozeb and zoxamid.

US Pat. No. 10,111,421

DISPERSING AGENT FOR AGROCHEMICALS AND FLUID DISPERSION USING THE SAME

THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEM...

1. An agrochemical fluid dispersion consisting ofa hardly water-soluble agrochemical active ingredient optionally dissolved in an organic solvent;
water as a dispersion medium; and
a modified-polyvinyl alcohol-based resin,
said modified-polyvinyl alcohol-based resin having 95 mol % or more saponification degree and containing a structural unit represented by the formula (1) which has a nonionic hydrophilic group in side chain;

and
wherein the modified-polyvinyl alcohol-based resin emulsifies the hardly water-soluble agrochemical active ingredient, and
wherein Z is nonionic hydrophilic group, R1, R2, and R3 each is independently a hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms and optionally having a substituent, and X is single bond or a binding chain.

US Pat. No. 10,111,410

LEASH ATTACHABLE PORTAGE AND STORAGE APPARATUS

1. A leash attachable portage and storage apparatus comprising:a graspable upper portion;
an attachment member disposed upon the upper portion, said attachment member having an eyelet adapted for linking engagement with an existing leash;
a closable reservoir portion disposed for nesting engagement into the upper portion; and
at least one bowl member disposed for nesting engagement around the reservoir portion and securable to the upper portion;
wherein the at least one bowl member secures the reservoir portion into the upper portion and the upper portion securely attaches to an existing leash whereby portage and storage of fluids in the reservoir portion, and dry goods in the at least one bowl member, is effective when walking a pet attached to the attachment member.
US Pat. No. 10,111,833

SILDENAFIL SUBLINGUAL SPRAY FORMULATIONS

INSYS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY...

1. A sublingual spray formulation comprising:from about 2% w/w to about 35% w/w sildenafil or a salt thereof;
from about 0.1% w/w to about 70% w/w of a solvent selected from the group consisting of water, ethanol, glycerin, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol 400 and a combination thereof; and
from about 0.1% w/w to about 60% w/w of at least one acid,wherein the formulation has a pH from 3 to about 5 and wherein w/w denotes weight by weight of the formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,111,835

MICROPARTICLES FOR ENCAPSULATING PROBIOTICS, PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA, ...

1. A microparticle comprising a matrix and a probiotic bacterium, wherein said matrix consists of casein and chitosan, wherein the chitosan:casein by weight ratio is 1:14 to 1:40, and wherein the microparticle has a mean diameter between 1 ?m and 40 ?m and the molecular weight of chitosan ranges from 40 kDa to 200 kDa.
US Pat. No. 10,111,836

HIGH SURFACE-AREA LYOPHILIZED COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ARSENIC FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION IN PATIENTS

Orsenix Holdings BV, Wil...

1. A method for preparing an oral pharmaceutical formulation comprising a lyophilized composition comprising arsenic or lyophilized arsenic trioxide (As2O3), said method comprising:(A) solubilizing As2O3 powder in an aqueous medium to form an As2O3 solution;
(B) lyophilizing said As2O3 solution to generate a lyopremix; wherein lyophilizing comprises freezing said As2O3 solution to generate a frozen As 2O3 product and drying said frozen As2O3 product, wherein drying includes applying a vaccum to said frozen As2O3 product in a range of from about 300 millitorrs to about 1000 millitorrs, for a time in the range of from about 5 minutes to about 500 minutes ;
(C) sifting said lyopremix to generate lyophilized As2O3 powder;
(D) optionally, adding at least one bulking agent to said lyophilized As2O3 powder;
(E) optionally, adding one or more lubricants to said lyophilized As2O3 powder to generate said oral formulation of As2O3.
US Pat. No. 10,111,837

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being comprising: orally administering zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form to a human being in need of treatment with zoledronic acid, wherein a weekly dose of about 30 mg to about 100 mg of zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is orally administered, wherein the weekly dose is orally administered as a single dose, or as 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 individual doses administered during the week, wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is orally administered in a dosage form that does not contain a bioavailability enhancer, and wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form enhances bioavailability of zoledronic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,112,867

CHEMICALLY STRENGTHENED GLASS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

International Business Ma...

1. A method for use in preparing a glass, the method comprising:performing a first ion exchange process to replace at least a first ion in the glass with at least a second ion, the second ion being smaller than the first ion; and
performing a second ion exchange process to replace at least the second ion in the glass with at least a third ion, the third ion being larger than the first ion.
US Pat. No. 10,111,845

VALPROIC ACID FOR THE TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF PATHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESS FIBRIN DEPOSITION AND/OR THROMBUS FORMATION

Cereno Scientific AB, Go...

1. A method of treating or reducing the risk of a pathological condition associated with excess fibrin deposition and/or thrombus formation in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject at least one dose of a therapeutically effective amount of valproic acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) of the valproic acid, or salt and/or metabolite thereof in the subject after administration occurs during a time period that is from four hours before to one hour after the Cmax of PAI-1 in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,112,883

PRODUCTION OF PRODUCTS FROM NATURAL RESOURCES

Saudi Basic Industries Co...

1. A method of producing acrylic acid and acetic acid comprising the steps of:a) providing a feedstream comprising syngas;
b) a step consisting of contacting the feedstream with a first catalyst to produce a first product stream comprising C2-C3 olefins and/or C2-C3 paraffins; and
c) contacting the first product stream with oxygen gas and a second catalyst, thereby producing a second product stream comprising acrylic acid and acetic acid,
wherein there is no step for separating the components of the first product stream before the first product stream is contacted with the second catalyst,
wherein the first catalyst is a catalyst composition comprising cobalt; manganese; hydrophilic silica; and at least one element comprising lanthanum, phosphorus, Fe, Zr, or Zn, wherein the relative molar ratios of the elements comprised in said composition are represented by the formula
Coa1Mnb1Siz1Xy1M1d1Of1,
wherein a1 is 1;
wherein b1 is from 0.8 to 1.2;
wherein Si is in the form of a hydrophilic silica;
wherein z1 is from 0.1 to 1;
wherein X is La, P, Fe, Zr, or Zn, or a mixture thereof;
wherein y1 is greater than 0 to 0.005;
wherein M1 is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of alkali metal, alkaline earth metal and transition metal,
wherein d1 is 0 to 0.005; and
wherein f1 is a number determined by the valence requirements of elements of the other elements present in the catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,111,608

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING DATA PROCESSING AND CONTROL IN MEDICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC....

1. A method for notifying a user about an alarm condition without causing interruption to a predetermined routine, the method comprising:executing a concurrent passive notification routine on an analyte monitoring device, the concurrent passive notification routine comprising monitoring analyte levels received from a sensor for the alarm condition;
executing the predetermined routine comprising one or more of performing a finger stick blood glucose test, calibrating a sensor unit, configuring a device setting, reviewing historical glucose data, reviewing historical alarms, events, or entries in a data log, managing a data communication setting, transferring data to a data processing terminal, or reviewing a higher priority alarm condition;
in response to detecting the alarm condition by the concurrent passive notification routine during the execution of the predetermined routine, outputting to a user interface a first indication associated with the alarm condition, wherein the first indication is outputted during the execution of and without interruption to the predetermined routine; and
in response to a termination or a completion of the predetermined routine, outputting to the user interface by the concurrent passive notification routine a second indication for the alarm condition associated with the first indication.
US Pat. No. 10,113,147

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MEGAKARYOCYTES, PLATELETS AND/OR THROMBOPOIETIN USING MESENCHYMAL CELLS

AdipoSeeds, Inc., Tokyo ...

1. A method for producing a megakaryocyte and/or platelet, comprising culturing a mesenchymal cell in a mesenchymal cell culturing basic medium containing an iron ion and an iron transporter so that the mesenchymal cell differentiates into a megakaryocyte and/or platelet, and collecting the megakaryocyte and/or platelet from a culture,wherein the mesenchymal cell is a CD31 negative and CD71 positive mesenchymal cell and wherein the medium does not contain exogenous thrombopoietin.
US Pat. No. 10,113,156

STABILIZED REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE FUSION PROTEINS

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A stabilized reverse transcriptase fusion protein comprising a thermostable group-II intron-derived reverse transcriptase connected at its N-terminus by a linker peptide to the C-terminus of a stabilizer protein including 50 or more amino acids, wherein the fusion protein exhibits increased solubility and stability in solution.
US Pat. No. 10,111,877

MODULATORS OF ANDROGEN SYNTHESIS

Tangent Reprofiling Limit...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising 0.1 mg to 20 mg of risperidone, 0.1 mg to 20 mg of a 9Z,11E conjugated Linoleic Acid, pharmaceutically-acceptable carriers and/or pharmaceutically-acceptable components, wherein there is a synergistic effect between the therapeutically effective amount of the risperidone and the therapeutically effective amount of a 9Z,11E conjugated Linoleic Acid; and wherein there is an inhibition in tumor growth in a cancer selected from the group consisting of pancreatic, prostate and lung cancer upon the administration of the pharmaceutical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,111,894

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating arthritis, comprising: 1) fasting a human being for at least one hour, wherein the human being is suffering from arthritis, followed by 2) orally administering a dosage form comprising zoledronic acid to the human being, followed by 3) fasting the human being for at least one hour, wherein the zoledronic acid is administered to the human being in a manner that results in a bioavailability of zoledronic acid that is about 1.5% to about 2%.
US Pat. No. 10,113,176

ISOLATED POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES, AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR INCREASING NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY, YIELD, GROWTH RATE, VIGOR, BIOMASS, OIL CONTENT, AND/OR ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE

Evogene Ltd., Rehovot (I...

1. A method of increasing nitrogen use efficiency, yield, biomass, growth rate, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant as compared to a wild type plant of the same species which is grown under the same growth conditions, comprising expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding the polypeptide set forth by SEQ ID NO: 672, thereby increasing the nitrogen use efficiency, yield, biomass, growth rate, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of the plant as compared to the wild type plant of the same species which is grown under the same growth conditions.
US Pat. No. 10,113,186

ALKENOL DEHYDRATASE VARIANTS

Global Bioenergies, Evry...

1. An alkenol dehydratase variant showing an improved activity in converting prenol into isoprene over the corresponding alkenol dehydratase from which it is derived, wherein the alkenol dehydratase variant is characterized in that it shows one or more substitutions, deletions and/or insertions in comparison to the corresponding sequence from which it is derived and wherein these substitutions, deletions and/or insertions occur at one or more of the positions corresponding to positions: 2, 7, 54, 55, 58, 88, 94, 105, 110, 111, 112, 113, 117, 139, 171, 177, 189, 203, 208, 231, 240, 257, 270, 291, 299, 305, 349, 350, 395 and 397 in the amino acid sequence at least 85% identical to the sequence of SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,113,187

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING ONE OR MORE IMPURITIES AND/OR MOISTURE FROM GRAIN OIL, AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS

Poet Research, Inc., Sio...

1. A method of making a grain oil product comprising:providing a grain material comprising:
grain oil;
grain solids; and
one or more oligosaccharides and/or one or more polysaccharides;
converting at least a portion of the one or more oligosaccharides and/or one or more polysaccharides into one or more monosaccharides;
fermenting at least a portion of the one or more monosaccharides to form a fermentation product comprising the grain oil and a biochemical;
distilling the fermentation product to remove at least a portion of the biochemical from the fermentation product and form a whole stillage composition, wherein the whole stillage comprises the grain oil, the grain solids, and water;
separating the whole stillage into cake and thin stillage;
separating the thin stillage into syrup and a first grain oil product, wherein separating the thin stillage into syrup and a first grain oil product comprises:
concentrating the thin stillage to form an intermediate composition;
centrifugally separating at least a first portion of the intermediate composition into an aqueous component and an oil emulsion component; and
de-emulsifying the oil emulsion component to form the first grain oil product
providing at least a portion of the first grain oil product into a vessel; and
injecting a gas into the first grain oil product in the vessel in a manner to form gaseous bubbles in the first grain oil product and allow the gaseous bubbles to rise through at least a portion of the first grain oil product within the vessel and form a second grain oil product.
US Pat. No. 10,111,918

METHOD OF PREPARING BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE DERIVATIVES FROM CALOTROPIS GIGANTEA FLOWERS

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, Ri...

1. A method of preparing biologically active derivatives from Calotropis gigantea flowers, comprising:obtaining Calotropis gigantea flowers;
drying the Calotropis gigantea flowers to provide dried flowers;
soaking the dried flowers in an oil to provide oil-soaked flowers; and
burning the oil-soaked flowers at a temperature of at least about 600° C., to provide flower ash, the flower ash including biologically active derivatives.
US Pat. No. 10,113,201

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS OF GLIOBLASTOMA OR A SUBTYPE THEREOF

The Wistar Institute of A...

1. A kit consisting of ligands that quantitatively detect or identify every one of 121 target isoforms of a glioblastoma (GBM) isoform transcript signature SEQ ID Nos: 1-78 and 95-137, wherein each ligand is a nucleotide or oligonucleotide sequence that binds or hybridizes to a single said target isoform, wherein each ligand is 17 to 30 bases in length, and wherein at least one ligand is covalently joined to a detectable diagnostic label capable of generating a measurable signal; and optionally at least one assay component selected from a substrate for immobilization, a substrate for an enzymatic label, a reagent for conducting an RNA-based assay or an RT-qPCR assay, and computer software.
US Pat. No. 10,111,931

TREATMENT OF SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME PATIENTS WITH COLON-IN-CONTINUITY

Shire-NPS Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of treating an adult human patient having short bowel syndrome with at least 25% colon-in-continuity with remnant small intestine and who receives an amount of parenteral nutrition each week, said method comprising administering [Gly2]hGLP-2 to said patient using a dosing regimen effective to reduce or eliminate said weekly amount of parenteral nutrition received by said patient.
US Pat. No. 10,112,187

HIGH STRENGTH SAPO-34 MICROSPHERE CATALYST, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING LIGHT OLEFINS USING SAME

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A method for preparing a SAPO-34 microsphere catalyst which is applied to a methanol-to-olefin (MTO) reaction, comprising:spray drying a mixed slurry comprising 100 parts by weight of a crystallized undried silicoaluminophosphate-34 (SAPO-34) slurry, 50-300 parts by weight of a binder and 0.5-5 parts by weight of an additive to prepare microspheres; and
firing the microspheres, wherein the binder consists of one or more selected from an alumina sol and a silica sol, and wherein the additive consists of one or two or more selected from hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, acetic acid, and formic acid,
wherein the crystallized undried SAPO-34 slurry is prepared by hydrothermally synthesizing a mixed synthetic gel in which a synthetic gel comprising an aluminum phosphate gel, a first organic template and a solvent; and a silica-dissolving solution comprising a silica precursor, a second organic template and a solvent are mixed,
wherein the mixed slurry comprises kaolin as a matrix in range of 13.3-67 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the SAPO-34 slurry,
wherein the solvent comprises one or two selected from water and alcohol in a molar ratio of 10 to 60 based on 1 mole of an alumina precursor (based on Al2O3),
wherein the crystallized undried SAPO-34 slurry includes SAPO-34 with average crystal size of less than 1 ?m,
wherein the hydrothermal synthesis is performed by putting the mixed synthetic gel into an autoclave, maturing the mixed synthetic gel while being stirred at 20° C. to 120° C. for 0.5 hr to 24 hr and stirring the mixed synthetic gel at 150° C. to 200° C. for 5 hr to 48 hr to perform crystallization,
wherein a molar ratio calculated by the first organic template/the second organic template is 0.5 to 2.0,
wherein the SAPO-34 microsphere catalyst is used in circulating-fluidized bed reactor for preparing light olefins.
US Pat. No. 10,113,001

FC VARIANTS WITH INCREASED AFFINITY FOR FCYRIIC

Xencor, Inc., Monrovia, ...

1. A nucleic acid encoding a protein, wherein said protein comprises an Fc variant of a parent IgG Fc polypeptide, said Fc variant comprising an amino acid substitution at position 243 in the Fc region of said parent IgG Fc polypeptide, wherein numbering is according to the EU index.
US Pat. No. 10,114,029

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING OR MONITORING KIDNEY FUNCTION OR DIAGNOSING KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION

SPHINGOTEC GMBH, Henning...

1. A method which comprises:selecting a subject who suffers from kidney disease and who has not suffered a stroke;
determining and recording the level of Pro-Enkephalin or fragments thereof in a bodily fluid obtained from said subject with kidney disease using a binder to Pro-Enkephalin or a fragment thereof and
wherein said Pro-Enkephalin or fragment thereof is one or more of SEQ ID No. 1, SEQ ID No. 2, SEQ ID No. 5, SEQ ID No. 6, SEQ ID No. 8, SEQ ID No. 9, SEQ ID No. 10 or SEQ ID No. 11 and wherein said binder does not bind to SEQ ID No: 3
and
determining at least one additional clinical parameter of said subject which is age, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), NGAL neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, Creatinine Clearance, Creatinine, urea, or Apache Score.
US Pat. No. 10,113,004

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DRIED BIO CELLULOSE

YOUCEL CO., LTD., Iksan-...

1. A method for producing dry bio-cellulose, the method comprising the steps of:providing a bio-cellulose;
dewatering the bio-cellulose in a centrifuge for 10 minutes or more;
immersing the dewatered bio-cellulose in a solution containing a glycol-based compound; and
supporting the immersed bio-cellulose on nonwoven fabric or a mesh-type plastic plate and drying the supported bio-cellulose,
wherein the glycol-based compound is 1,3-butylene glycol, and
wherein the solution containing the glycol-based compound has an amount of 0.1-50 parts by weight of the glycol-based compound based on 100 parts by weight of the solution.
US Pat. No. 10,113,006

RELEASE LINER COMPRISING NANOFIBRILLAR CELLULOSE

UPM SPECIALTY PAPERS OY, ...

1. A method for obtaining a substrate layer for a release liner comprising nanofibrillar cellulose, the method comprising:providing a cellulose based support layer,
providing an organic compound comprising a first moiety and a second moiety connected by an acetal by arranging an acetalisation reaction between nanofibrillar cellulose and an organic fragment, and
applying the organic compound on a surface of the cellulose based support layer to form a release liner comprising a primer layer and the cellulose based support layer,wherein after the acetalisation reaction the first moiety comprises the nanofibrillar cellulose obtained from a primary cellulose having functional hydroxyl groups and the second moiety comprises the organic fragment, the organic fragment comprising at least one functional vinylic group.
US Pat. No. 10,113,015

CATALYST FOR THE POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A catalyst system for the (co)polymerization of ethylene, comprising (A) a solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, and a halogen, (B) an aluminum alkyl compound, and (C) a halogenated cyclic ether selected from the group consisting of 2-chloro-tetrahydrofuran, 3-chloro-tetrahydrofuran, 2,3-dichloro-tetrahydrofuran and 2,3-dichloro-tetrahydropyran,wherein the catalyst system has a molar ratio of component (C)/Ti ranging from 1 to 25, and wherein the molar amount of Ti is based on the amount of Ti present in component (A).
US Pat. No. 10,113,056

COMPOSITE WITH IMPROVED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MOLDED ARTICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A composite obtained by processing a resin composition comprising a thermoplastic resin, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, and a reinforcing material,wherein the average diameter of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes is 10 nm-30 nm, walls of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes have 10-50 layers of graphene, an Id/Ig of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes is 0.6-1.0, and
the rate of residual length of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes present in the composite is 40%-99%, the rate of residual length being defined by Equation 1:
Rate of residual length (%)=(Content of ?500 nm long multi-walled carbon nanotubes in the composite)/(Content of all multi-walled carbon nanotubes in the composite)×100.
US Pat. No. 10,113,064

WATER SOLUBLE INK-JET COMPOSITION FOR 3D PRINTING

STRATASYS LTD., Rehovot ...

1. A material composition for three-dimensional inkjet printing comprising:polyethylene glycol (PEG) having a molecular weight between about 1000 and about 6000; and
dimethyl hexanediol, wherein the composition has a melting point between 70° C.-85° C. and solidifies upon cooling.
US Pat. No. 10,113,067

TRANSPARENT HYDROPHOBIC COATING MATERIALS WITH IMPROVED DURABILITY AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

LUNA INNOVATIONS INCORPOR...

1. A hydrophobic coating material which comprises an acid catalyzed condensation reaction product comprised of:an organic polymeric silane selected from the group consisting of polycaprolactone polyols having 2 to 4 hydroxyl groups reacted with an isocyanate-terminated silane and polyurea silanes;
an inorganic metal alkoxide; and
a fluorinated silane.
US Pat. No. 10,112,829

PRODUCTION OF PURE HYDROGEN FROM AMMONIA RICH SOUR WATER STRIPPER OVERHEAD

Fluor Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of producing hydrogen comprising:(a) receiving a sour gas from a sour water stripper, wherein the sour gas comprises carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia;
(b) introducing the sour gas to a solvent based, absorption system to produce an ammonia rich gas and a sulfide rich gas, wherein the ammonia rich gas comprises ammonia and carbon dioxide, and wherein the sulfide rich gas comprises hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide;
(c) compressing at least a portion of the ammonia rich gas in a compressing unit to a pressure of from about 400 psig to about 600 psig to produce a compressed ammonia rich gas;
(d) introducing at least a portion of the compressed ammonia rich gas to an ammonia cracker unit to produce a cracked gas, wherein the ammonia cracker unit comprises a catalyst, wherein the ammonia cracker unit is characterized by a cracking temperature of from about 450° C. to about 550° C., wherein the cracked gas comprises hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, wherein the ammonia rich gas is heated in the compressing unit, and wherein the cracked gas exchanges heat with the compressing unit to produce a cooled cracked gas; and
(e) introducing a gas stream consisting of the cooled cracked gas to a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit to produce hydrogen and a PSA tail gas, wherein the PSA tail gas comprises nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
US Pat. No. 10,113,090

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. An adhesive composition comprising:15 to 25 parts by weight of a 1-butene homopolymer;
12 to 22 parts by weight of an ?-olefin copolymer having a melting point of 90° C. or higher;
30 to 50 parts by weight of a tackifier resin having a softening point of 125° C. or higher;
6 to 22 parts by weight of a polypropylene-based wax; and
4 to 20 parts by weight of a liquid hydrocarbon.
US Pat. No. 10,111,823

SHAVE CREAM FORMULATION

GETCO LLC, Windsor, CO (...

1. A shaving cream composition comprising:water, carbomer, ethylhexyl palmitate, glycerin, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid, isododecane, stearic acid, butylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, propanediol, Brassica Campestris, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyl glycerin, tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, Aloe Barbadensis, carboxymethyl hydroxyehylcellulose, bisabolol, PEG-45M, and tocopheryl acetate, wherein the carbomer is about 2% of the total weight, the ethylhexyl palmitate is about 5% of the total weight, the cetearyl alcohol and the ceteareth-20 are about 2.9% of the total weight, wherein the propanediol is about 2.5% of the total weight, the tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine is from about 0.5% of the total weight, the butylene glycol is from about 3.5% to about 5% of the total weight, the isododecane is from about 3% to about 4% of the total weight, the stearic acid is from about 3% to about 3.5% of the total weight, the ethyl alcohol is from about 3% to about 4.5% of the total weight, the phenoxyethanol and the ethylhexylglycerin are from about 0.95% to about 0.97% of the total weight, the carboxymethyl hydroxyethylcellulose is from about 0.30% to about 0.35% of the total weight, the bisabolol is about 0.08% of the total weight, and the tocopheryl acetate is from about 0.1% to about 0.2% of the total weight.

US Pat. No. 10,117,197

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA USING A MULTI-CARRIER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing discontinuous reception (DRX) by a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, DRX related information including a timer value related to on-duration, a first DRX cycle value and a second DRX cycle value;
receiving, from the base station, control information with a zero bit payload, the control information including a logical channel ID (LCID), the LCID identifying a type of the control information;
identifying the type of the control information based on the LCID;
configuring a first DRX with the first DRX cycle value if the control information is information related to the first DRX; and
configuring a second DRX with the second DRX cycle value if the control information is information related to the second DRX,
wherein the first DRX and the second DRX are configured with the timer value related to on-duration included in the DRX related information.

US Pat. No. 10,117,186

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ALWAYS-ON DISPLAYS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a processor of a mobile device, a first notification;
in response to the first notification, displaying, on a display device coupled to the processor, a first set of information related to the first notification, the first set of information displayed at a first frequency for a first time period associated with the first notification, wherein the first time period associated with the first notification commences when the first notification is received;
the processor of the mobile device determining based at least upon data from one or more sensors of the mobile device that a user interaction indicative of a presence of a mobile device user has not occurred or is not occurring yet within the first time period;
in response to receiving a subsequent notification, displaying, on the display device, an updated set of information related to the subsequent notification, the second set of information displayed at a second frequency during a second time period associated with the subsequent notification that commences upon receipt of the subsequent notification;
further the processor of the mobile device determining, subsequent to the receiving of the subsequent notification, a first to occur of: (i) the first time period associated with the first notification ending, and (ii) based at least upon data from the one or more sensors of the mobile device that the user interaction indicative of the presence of the mobile device user has occurred; and
in response to determining the first to occur, the processor of the mobile device ending the displaying of the updated set of information related to the subsequent notification on the display device upon the first to occur of: (i) the first time period associated with the first notification ending, and (ii) the user interaction indicative of the presence of the mobile device user has occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,117,119

REDUNDANT LINKS FOR RELIABLE COMMUNICATION

1. A transmitting electronic device, comprising:an input port configured to receive information associated with a data stream;
a first interface circuit configured to communicatively couple to a first antenna and to communicate first packets between the transmitting electronic device and a receiving electronic device via a first channel using a wireless-local-area-network (WLAN) communication protocol, wherein the first packets include the information associated with the data stream;
a second interface circuit configured to communicatively couple to a second antenna and to communicate second packets between transmitting electronic device and the receiving electronic device via a second channel using the WLAN communication protocol, wherein the second packets include the information associated with the data stream and the second channel is different than the first channel;
wherein, in a first operating mode, the second packets are communicated concurrently with the first packets; and
wherein, in a second operating mode, the transmitting electronic device is configured to determine a distance to the receiving electronic device and an associated phase distortion for one of the first channel and the second channel, including determining a first estimate of the distance based on a received signal strength and refining the first estimate of the distance using one or more of an angle of arrival (AOA), a round trip time (RTT) and a time of arrival (TOA), while the information is communicated using the other of the first channel and the second channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,116

SYSTEM AND METHOD SUPPORTING DELIVERY OF NETWORK ACCESSIBLE SERVICES TO CONNECTED DEVICES OF A LOCAL ENVIRONMENT

1. A system, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
monitoring, on-premises, a control channel of a service provider network, wherein the control channel comprises control messages that facilitate network access by a plurality of connected devices to a plurality of subscribed service functions that facilitate a delivery of subscribed services to the plurality of connected devices by way of a core portion of the service provider network, wherein the plurality of connected devices are on-premises equipment;
monitoring, on-premises, a data channel managed by the service provider network and separate from the control channel, wherein the data channel facilitates an exchange of user data between the plurality of connected devices, the core portion of the service provider network and the plurality of subscribed service functions;
discovering the on-premises equipment based on the monitoring of the control channel;
facilitating establishing local network connectivity between the processing system and the on-premises equipment; and
facilitating establishing a common communication channel between the processing system and the core portion of the service provider network, wherein the delivery of subscribed services is based on the exchange of the user data via the common communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,110

STRUCTURING AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS RADIO ACCESS NETWORK DEPLOYMENT

1. A radio access network system comprising one or more radio access network elements communicatively linked to form at least a portion of a radio access network, the one or more radio access network elements each comprising one or more processors, the system further comprising:one or more reconfigurable connection points comprising one or more processors executable to provide all or a subset of radio transmission functions for one or more radio access technologies, the radio transmission functions linking user equipment operating on the radio access technology to the radio access network; and
one or more reconfigurable radio access network functional elements each executable on at least one of the radio access network elements, each of the radio access network functional elements linked directly or indirectly to one or more of the reconfigurable connection points, each radio access network functional element configurable to provide one or more non-radio transmission functions for enabling communication between the user equipment and a core network linked to the radio access network, each of the radio access network functional elements reconfigurable to permit introduction and removal of non-radio transmission functions.

US Pat. No. 10,117,106

BACKOFF MECHANISM TECHNIQUES FOR SPATIAL REUSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a first device, a packet;
decoding at least a portion of a preamble of the packet to determine whether the packet is sent by a member of an overlapping basic service set (OBSS), wherein the decoding comprises:
identifying a sequence in the preamble of the packet;
determining whether the sequence matches a sequence for packets intended for members of a BSS associated with the first device; and
determining that the packet is sent by the member of the OBSS in response to a determination that the match fails;
deferring a backoff operation in response to a start of the decoding; and
resuming the backoff operation in response to the determination that the packet is sent by the member of the OBSS, wherein the backoff operation is resumed before an end of the packet.

US Pat. No. 10,117,091

METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING LIFE CYCLES OF COMMUNICATION PROFILES

IDEMIA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. An administering method for administering life cycles of communication profiles, said profiles being managed by a subscriber identity module embedded in a telecommunications terminal, said method being performed by said module,each profile being configured to enable the terminal to communicate with a mobile telephone network in compliance with a communication profile when said communication profile is active,
said module being suitable for using at least one process of administering, said process being suitable for administering the life cycles of each of said profiles, said process using a set of at least one command and/or at least one rule,
the method comprising:
receiving a first message issued by the terminal and representative of capabilities of said terminal;
selecting or not selecting the set used by said process as a function of said capabilities of said terminal;
issuing a second message to the terminal including information about the capabilities of the module, wherein the second message comprises information about the process of administering the life cycles of the profiles that are supported by the module; and
if said set is selected, administering at least one life cycle of at least one of said profiles by using said set of at least one command and/or of at least one rule.

US Pat. No. 10,117,090

MULTIPLE DEVICE ASSOCIATION WITH A SINGLE TELEPHONE NUMBER

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

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising: receiving an input at a service portal of a mobile telecommunication network, the input for configuring a call session control function (CSCF) node to concurrently register multiple user devices to use a common telephone number to initiate and receive communications via the mobile telecommunication network; storing the input as a device association profile in a device association data store that is accessible by the CSCF node of the mobile telecommunication network, the device association profile including multiple IP Multimedia Private Identities (IMPIs) of the multiple user devices that are permitted to use the common telephone number; receiving the device association profile at the CSCF node from the device association data store; determining at the CSCF node based at least on the device association profile whether a user device is eligible to use the common telephone number to initiate and receive communications via the mobile telecommunication network; and in response to determining that the device association profile indicates that an IMPI of the user device is permitted to use the common telephone number, registering the user device to initiate and receive communications through the common telephone number via the CSCF node.

US Pat. No. 10,117,079

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a communication interface configured to perform communication with a short-distance wireless communication tag;
processing circuitry configured to determine whether an establishing signal for establishing the communication is received from the short-distance wireless communication tag, and in response to determining that the establishing signal is not received, display position information of the communication interface on a display; and
a sensor configured to detect whether the information processing apparatus is inclined,
wherein the communication interface is configured to perform the communication with the short-distance wireless communication tag in response to the processing circuitry determining that the establishing signal is received, and
when it is determined that the information processing apparatus is held near the short-distance wireless communication tag based on a detection result of the sensor, the processing circuitry displays position information of the communication interface.

US Pat. No. 10,117,078

MEDICAL INFORMATION COMMUNICATION METHOD

1. A method for providing a third party with medical information associated with a user, the method comprising steps of:obtaining a user's cellular telephone, the cellular telephone including a microprocessor, a non-transient memory device in signal communication with the microprocessor, and a data entry device, the user's cellular telephone containing an emergency/non-emergency events application stored in the non-transient memory device;
providing medical information to the user's cellular telephone;
encoding the medical information using the emergency/non-emergency events application, the emergency/non-emergency events application running using the microprocessor;
storing the encoded medical information in the non-transient memory device;
providing the user's medical information to a third party using the emergency/non-emergency events application.

US Pat. No. 10,117,075

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICE USERS

KINECTUS, LLC, Boston, M...

1. A method for establishing communications between mobile devices, comprising:registering a plurality of mobile devices on a collaboration system, each device including profile data, wherein the profile data includes at least gender information;
processing by the collaboration system search criteria for a user of each of a first mobile device and a second mobile device, wherein the search criteria includes at least gender information;
identifying by the collaboration system a match between the first and second mobile devices based on the profile data and the search criteria of the first and second mobile devices;
in response to identifying the match, outputting from the collaboration system to one of the first or second mobile devices an information notification of a presence of the other of the first or second mobile devices, including providing a at least one profile data element of a first tier display of profile information to the one of the first or second mobile devices, the first tier display of profile information including the at least one profile data element of the other of the first or second mobile devices;
receiving from the other of the first and second mobile devices selection data for the one of the first or second mobile devices, which in response authorizes a second tier display of profile information of the other of the first or second mobile devices to be displayed on the one of the first or second mobile devices, wherein the second tier display of profile information includes at least one profile data element that is different than the first tier display of profile information, and wherein:
in response to the users of the first and second mobile devices selecting each other, outputting a notification from the collaboration system to the first mobile device informing the user of the first mobile device of the selection of the first mobile device by the user of the second mobile device, and outputting a notification from the collaboration system to the second mobile device informing the user of the second mobile device of the selection of the second mobile device by the user of the first mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,073

NETWORK SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDING AND LEVERAGING CLUSTERS OF USER EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDER

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A system for determining clusters of telecommunications service provider subscribers, comprising:a plurality of enhanced node B (eNB) stations;
a server associated with a content provider;
a server comprising an application stored in a non-transitory memory and executable by a processor;
a data store in communication with the server and configured to receive pluralities of data at periodic intervals from a plurality of user equipments (UEs), wherein each UE of the plurality of UEs is in communication with at least one enhanced node B of the plurality of eNBs and the pluralities of data are associated with the plurality of UEs performance and activity;
wherein the application, when executed by the processor:
analyzes a first plurality of data from the data store based upon a UE location and a timestamp, wherein the timestamp is associated with a duration of time in the UE location;
forms, in response to the analysis, a plurality of clusters, wherein a first portion of the UEs of the plurality of UEs are members of a first formed cluster based on a determination that the first portion was associated with a first UE location and a first duration of time in the first UE location, wherein a second portion of UEs of the plurality of UEs are members of a second formed cluster based on a determination that the second portion of UEs of the plurality of UEs was associated with a second UE location for a second duration of time in the second UE location, wherein the first cluster further includes a third portion of UEs of the plurality of UEs when the third portion of UEs are determined to be outside of a first distance radius with respect to the first location, within a second distance radius with respect to the first location, and present outside of the first distance but within the second distance radius for a specified period of time with respect to a time threshold, and wherein the second distance radius is at least partially determined according to an error distance associated with determining the first location;
determines, subsequent to the parsing, a plurality of attributes of the members of the first formed cluster;
generates and stores a profile for the first formed cluster in the data store based on the determined plurality of attributes;
receives a request from the content provider server to transmit content to UEs of the plurality of UEs associated with a set of attributes;
analyzes, in response to receiving the request, at least some of the plurality of clusters based on a profile associated with each cluster;
determines a subset of clusters of the plurality of clusters associated with the set of attributes in the request; and
transmits the content to the UEs associated with the subset of clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,117,071

COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication method of using a communication terminal to communicate to a server and another apparatus via a network, the method comprising:accepting an operation instruction by said communication terminal;
requesting said server of contents according to said operation instruction by said communication terminal;
receiving said contents from said network according to said request from said communication terminal, by said communication terminal;
causing a first display to show said contents by said communication terminal;
determining whether connection with said another apparatus is established or not by said communication terminal;
transmitting said contents to said another apparatus after a determination is made that connection with said another apparatus is established by said communication terminal;
receiving said contents from said communication terminal by said another apparatus; and
changing said contents by said another apparatus so as to transmit to another server.

US Pat. No. 10,117,069

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SELECTIVE ACCESS TO WIRELESS NETWORK RESOURCES USING DETAILED INFORMATION

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a user terminal that is connected to a public cellular network via a dedicated connection to a base station;
receiving an indication of a plurality of services offered by a femtocell of a private network, wherein;
the private network comprises a group of user terminals approved for access to the femtocell; and
the user terminal is not a member of the private network; and
receiving, from the femtocell, at least one service from the plurality of services offered by the femtocell, wherein the dedicated connection between the user terminal and the base station is maintained and a connection to the femtocell is not established during the receiving of the at least one service from the femtocell and wherein the receiving the at least one service improves at least one aspect of service quality for the user terminal over that when the services are provided by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,117,060

DETECTING HANDLING OF A DEVICE IN A VEHICLE

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a computing device, a change of an elevation of an apparatus;
determining, based on the change of the elevation of the apparatus, a time period;
determining, during the time period and based on acceleration measurements made by an accelerometer of the apparatus, an axis of gravity of the apparatus;
determining, based on orientation measurements made by a gyroscope of the apparatus, a rotation vector of the apparatus;
determining, based on the axis of gravity of the apparatus and the rotation vector of the apparatus, a rate of rotation of the apparatus perpendicular to the axis of gravity; and
responsive to a determination that the rate of rotation of the apparatus perpendicular to the axis of gravity exceeds a rotation rate threshold, determining, a frequency of handling events in which the apparatus is being used within a vehicle to adjust an insurance policy of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,117,032

HEARING AID SYSTEM, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A hearing aid system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory, the memory storing instructions to cause the processor to perform:
a cognitive state analysis circuit configured to analyze a cognitive state of a user;
a context analysis circuit configured to analyze a context of the user; and
an audio characteristic controller configured to control an audio characteristic of a hearing aid based on a joint assessment of a combined factor calculated by weighing together the cognitive state of the user and the context of the user,
wherein the context of the user and the cognitive state of the user are independent of each other, and
wherein the cognitive state includes at least one of:
a cohort condition; and
a cognitive level.

US Pat. No. 10,117,026

BONE CONDUCTION SPEAKER AND COMPOUND VIBRATION DEVICE THEREOF

SHENZHEN VOXTECH CO., LTD...

1. A vibration device in a bone conduction speaker, comprising:a first vibrating plate connected to a magnetic component; and
a second vibrating plate, at least a part of the first vibrating plate physically attaching to at least a part of the second vibrating plate, the first vibrating plate and the second vibrating plate being configured to generate vibrations having two different resonance peaks, sounds being generated by the vibrations transferred through a human bone.

US Pat. No. 10,117,021

AUDIO FEEDBACK REDUCTION UTILIZING ADAPTIVE FILTERS AND NONLINEAR PROCESSING

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system for eliminating audio acoustic feedback, comprising:one or more speakers configured to produce an output audio signal;
one or more microphones configured to capture an input audio signal, wherein the input audio signal may comprise at least a portion of the output audio signal;
an audio mixer operatively coupled to the one or more microphones;
an audio amplifier operatively coupled to the one or more speakers; and
a feedback elimination system operatively coupled between the audio mixer and the audio amplifier, the feedback elimination system configured to:
analyze, using a dual-subband data structure with a first crossover frequency, the input audio signal, wherein each subband comprises two or more adaptive filter taps;
estimate an echo return loss in the input audio signal;
detect a double talk condition in the input audio signal;
suppress echo in the input audio signal based, at least in part, on the analysis of the input audio signal, the estimated echo return loss, and the detected double talk condition; and
synthesize the output audio signal based, at least in part, on the input audio signal with suppressed echo.

US Pat. No. 10,117,004

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY DETECTING A PLURALITY OF RFID TAGS USING MULTIUSER DETECTION

Collision Communications,...

1. A method for distinguishing responses received by an RFID detector from a plurality of simultaneously queried RFID tags, the method comprising:querying the plurality of RFID tags;
receiving an aggregated RF response from the plurality of RFID tags; and
applying multiuser detection including jointly demodulating a plurality of colliding RFID tag responses included in the aggregated RF response according to at least one estimated parameter so as to distinguish each of the RFID tag responses included in the aggregated RF response.

US Pat. No. 10,116,999

METHOD FOR ADVERTISERS TO SPONSOR BROADCASTS WITHOUT COMMERCIALS

Firtiva Corporation, Cup...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a transmission of a broadcast, the transmission including embedded information and content, the embedded information including data associated with the content, the data comprising at least one of a TV channel, content name, timestamp, time slice, and sponsor identification;
determining if there is any embedded information in the broadcast;
extracting the content from the broadcast by use of a decoder to split the extracted content from the embedded information, the embedded information being one or more data packets inserted in the broadcast with a frame of content;
sending the extracted content to a display;
examining the embedded information for an end-of-slice marker that signals the end of a time slice;
maintaining viewing counters to keep track of how much time a viewer spent viewing the content corresponding to the time slice;
recording the viewing counters as viewing information when the end of a time slice is detected, the time slice corresponding to the sponsor identification;
storing the embedded information on a storage device of a computer;
transmitting a user identifier and the viewing information to a remote server; and
receiving an enticement based on the embedded information, the viewing information, user information retrieved based on the user identifier, and a sponsor of the time slice corresponding to the sponsor identification.

US Pat. No. 10,116,989

BUFFER REDUCTION USING FRAME DROPPING

Twitch Interactive, Inc.,...

1. A computing system for reducing a quantity of video frames stored in a video frame buffer during transmission of a video stream comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memories having stored therein instructions that, upon execution by the one or more processors, cause the computing system perform operations comprising:
selecting, from among a plurality of video frames from the video frame buffer, at least a first video frame to drop from a video output for display, wherein the first video frame is selected for dropping based, at least in part, on at least one of a quantity of dropped video frames, a frequency of dropped video frames, or whether the first video frame is a reference frame;
dropping at least the first video frame from the video output;
determining not to drop at least a second video frame from the video output, the second video frame having a first video timestamp associated with the video frame buffer;
determining a second video timestamp for the second video frame associated with the video output;
determining a video timestamp difference between the first video timestamp and the second video timestamp;
determining an audio timestamp difference for a first audio frame from an audio frame buffer that is a difference between a first audio timestamp for the first audio frame associated with the audio frame buffer and a second audio timestamp for the first audio frame associated with an audio output;
selecting, from among a plurality of audio frames from the audio frame buffer, a second audio frame to drop from the audio output, wherein the second audio frame is selected for dropping based, at least in part, on a relationship between the audio timestamp difference and the video timestamp difference; and
dropping the second audio frame from the audio output.

US Pat. No. 10,116,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF CLOSED CAPTIONS IN REAL TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME AND TAGGING OF STREAMING DATA FOR ADVERTISEMENTS

CROSSBAR MEDIA GROUP, INC...

1. A method for finding target content, comprising:providing at least one device and a cloud-based platform, wherein the cloud-based platform comprises at least one server and at least one database; wherein the at least one device communicates with the cloud-based platform over the Internet;
the at least one device receiving a live broadcast and/or streaming audio and video content;
the at least one device extracting captions of the live broadcast and/or the audio and video content in real time;
the cloud-based platform receiving extracted captions from the at least one device and storing the extracted captions in the at least one database;
the cloud-based platform searching the extracted captions for at least one keyword relating to the target content, thereby creating search result data;
the cloud-based platform harvesting social media data relevant to the target content in a predetermined period of time from the Internet; and
the cloud-based platform determining an impact of the target content by correlating the search result data with the social media data.

US Pat. No. 10,116,968

ARITHMETIC ENCODING-DECODING METHOD AND CODEC FOR COMPRESSION OF VIDEO IMAGE BLOCK

PEKING UNIVERSITY SHENZHE...

1. An arithmetic encoding-decoding method for compression of a video image block, the method comprising an encoding process and a decoding process,the encoding process comprising:
1) inputting an image block to be encoded into an encoder, wherein the encoder comprises a first module for acquiring information of an image block, a second module for extracting an encoding mode, a third module for acquiring an index of a reference frame, a fourth module for acquiring a probability model for encoding, and a fifth module for arithmetic encoding;
2) activating the first module to acquire information of the image block to be encoded and then to transmit the information of the image block to be encoded to the third module;
3) activating the second module to extract an encoding command of a weighted skip model and then to transmit the encoding command of the weighted skip model to the third module;
4) activating the third module to acquire an index of a reference frame according to the information of the image block to be encoded and the encoding command of the weighted skip model, the reference frame comprising a prediction block for reconstructing the image block to be encoded, and then to transmit the index of the reference frame to the fifth module;
5) activating the fourth module to acquire a context-based adaptive probability model for encoding and then to transmit the context-based adaptive probability model for encoding to the fifth module; and
6) activating the fifth module to perform arithmetic encoding of the index of the reference frame and writing arithmetic codes into an arithmetically encoded bitstream according to the context-based adaptive probability model for encoding;
the decoding process comprising:
7) transmitting the arithmetically encoded bitstream to a decoder, wherein the decoder comprises a sixth module for acquiring the arithmetically encoded bitstream, a seventh module for acquiring a probability model for decoding, an eighth module for arithmetic decoding, a ninth module for producing the index of the reference frame, a tenth module for acquiring the prediction block, and an eleventh module for calculating a reconstruction block;
8) activating the sixth module to receive the arithmetically encoded bitstream and then to transmit the arithmetically encoded bitstream to the eighth module;
9) activating the seventh module to acquire a context-based adaptive probability model for decoding and then to transmit the context-based adaptive probability model for decoding to the eighth module, wherein the context-based adaptive probability model for decoding is a statistical result of the greater probability event on each bit of the index of the reference frame;
10) activating the eighth module to perform arithmetic decoding of the arithmetically encoded bitstream according to the context-based adaptive probability model for decoding corresponding to each bit of the index of the reference frame whereby acquiring a binary value of each bit of the reference frame, and then to transmit the binary value of each bit of the index of the reference frame to the ninth module;
11) activating the ninth module to acquire the index of the reference frame according to the binary value of each bit of the index of the reference frame and then to transmit the index of the reference frame to the tenth module;
12) activating the tenth module to acquire the prediction block of the reference frame according to the index of the reference frame and then to transmit the prediction block of the reference frame to the eleventh module; and
13) activating the eleventh module to average pixel values of the prediction blocks to obtain a pixel value of a reconstruction block, wherein the reconstruction block is the image block to be encoded;
wherein:
in the encoder, the first module and the second module are physically connected to the third module; the third module is physically connected to the fourth module; and the fourth module is physically connected to the fifth module; and
in the decoder, the sixth module and the seventh module are physically connected to the eighth module; the eighth module is physically connected to the ninth module; the ninth module is physically connected to the tenth module; and the tenth module is physically connected to the eleventh module.

US Pat. No. 10,116,967

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CODING OF SAMPLE ADAPTIVE OFFSET INFORMATION

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method for Sample Adaptive Offset (SAO) processing of video data in a video decoder, the method comprising:receiving a block of processed-reconstructed pixels associated with a picture from a media or a processor, wherein the block of processed-reconstructed pixels are decoded from a video bitstream;
determining a SAO type index from the video bitstream, wherein the SAO type index is decoded according to truncated unary binarization, the SAO type index is decoded using CABAC (context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coding) with one context, or the SAO type index is decoded by CABAC using a context mode for a first bin associated with the SAO type index and using a bypass mode for any remaining bin associated with the SAO type index; and
applying SAO processing to the block of processed-reconstructed pixels based on SAO information including the SAO type index.

US Pat. No. 10,116,963

VECTOR-BASED ENCODING TECHNIQUE FOR LOW-BANDWIDTH DELIVERY OR STREAMING OF VECTORIZABLE VIDEOS

DOT LEARN INC., Edison, ...

1. A method of encoding a media file, the method comprising:receiving a video stream depicting a drawing including at least one object being drawn on a drawing surface;
detecting, in the video stream, at least one path included in the drawing and representing the at least one object;
storing a plurality of coordinate sets representing the at least one path;
identifying a first coordinate set of the plurality of coordinate sets;
executing an interpolation function to determine an interpolated path represented by a subset of the plurality of coordinate sets, the subset of the plurality of coordinate sets not including the first coordinate set;
determining a path length of the interpolated path;
determining that the interpolated path represents the at least one path to a degree of accuracy exceeding a defined threshold;
and
storing the subset of the plurality of coordinate sets in a text file format.

US Pat. No. 10,116,959

SPATIOTEMPORAL PREDICTION FOR BIDIRECTIONALLY PREDICTIVE (B) PICTURES AND MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION FOR MULTI-PICTURE REFERENCE MOTION COMPENSATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising one or more processing units, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and storage, the non-volatile memory and/or storage having stored therein computer-executable instructions for causing the computing device, when programmed thereby, to perform operations comprising:encoding a current frame in a sequence of video frames, including, for a given block of the current frame:
determining a predicted motion vector (“MV”) of a given MV for the given block using multiple MV predictors from the current frame, the multiple MV predictors including:
a first MV predictor from a first surrounding block of the current frame, the first surrounding block being above and to the left of the given block;
a second MV predictor from a second surrounding block of the current frame, the second surrounding block being above the given block and separated from the first surrounding block;
a third MV predictor from a third surrounding block of the current frame, the third surrounding block being above the given block and adjacent the second surrounding block;
a fourth MV predictor from a fourth surrounding block of the current frame, the fourth surrounding block being left of the given block and separated from the first surrounding block; and
a fifth MV predictor from a fifth surrounding block of the current frame, the fifth surrounding block being left of the given block and adjacent the fourth surrounding block; and
performing motion compensation for the given block, using the given MV for the given block, relative to a reference frame to determine a motion-compensated prediction for the given block; and
outputting encoded data for the current frame.

US Pat. No. 10,116,913

3D VIRTUAL REALITY MODEL SHARING AND MONETIZATION ELECTRONIC PLATFORM SYSTEM

DOUBLEME, INC, San Jose,...

1. A three-dimensional body double-generating, social sharing, and monetization electronic system comprising:a HoloPortal electronic system that incorporates a dedicated physical studio space including a center stage, a plurality of stationary cameras surrounding the center stage, and a 3D reconstruction electronic system, which is configured to capture, calculate, reconstruct, and generate graphical transformation of a target object to create a 3D body double model from pre-calibrated image sources from the plurality of stationary cameras;
a HoloCloud electronic system comprising uncalibrated portable video recording devices positioned at multiple-angle views around the target object to generate uncalibrated raw multiple-angle video data streams, a cloud computing resource containing a scalable number of graphics processing units (GPU's) that receive the uncalibrated raw multiple-angle video data streams from the uncalibrated portable video recording devices, a pre-processing module in the cloud computing resource that calibrates temporal, spatial, and photometrical variables deduced from the uncalibrated raw multiple angle video data streams as a post-capture process, which in turn generates background 3D geometry and 360-degree virtual reality videos, and a 3D reconstruction module in the cloud computing resource for providing depth map computations, voxel grid reconstructions, and deformed mesh generations for creation of another 3D body double model that resembles the target object;
a 3D model and content database configured to store the 3D body double model created from the HoloPortal electronic system or the HoloCloud electronic system;
an electronic 3D content sharing software executed on a computer server connected to the 3D model and content database, wherein the electronic 3D content sharing software configures the computer server to upload, list, transmit, and share 3D model animations and 3D contents that are created from the HoloPortal electronic system and the HoloCloud electronic system; and
a client-side 3D content viewer and management user interface executed on a notebook computer, a desktop computer, a mobile communication device, or a web server, wherein the client-side 3D content viewer and management user interface is configured to purchase, sell, transmit, receive, or playback a 3D content incorporating the 3D body double model via the electronic 3D content sharing software and the 3D model and content database.

US Pat. No. 10,116,898

INTERFACE FOR A VIDEO CALL

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method, comprising:displaying a full-sized interface for a video call on a display associated with a participant in the video call, wherein the display is a touch interface;
displaying a reduced-size interface for the video call on a portion of the display associated with the first participant in the video call, the portion being smaller than an entirety of the display, the interface comprising a main window displaying a current relevant video communication in the video call and a roster of additional participants in the video call;
registering a haptic contact initiation signal at a first location on the display in the portion of the display comprising the interface;
registering a haptic contact release signal at a second location on the display; and
moving the interface for the video call based on a difference between the first location and the second location;
receiving an instruction to display a second video communication associated with a second participant that is identified as a previous relevant video communication in the video call while a first video communication associated with the first participant is flagged as the current relevant video communication; and
displaying the second video communication in the main window of the interface.

US Pat. No. 10,116,887

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A solid-state imaging device, comprising:a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns;
a plurality of unit power supply circuits that generate a second power supply voltage from a first power supply voltage based on a reference voltage and supply the second power supply voltage to amplifier transistors provided in the plurality of pixel circuits; and
a regulator circuit that generates the reference voltage that is constant,
wherein each of the plurality of unit power supply circuits is provided for a corresponding one of the columns of the plurality of pixel circuits or for a corresponding one of the pixel circuits, and supplies the second power supply voltage to the amplifier transistors in the pixel circuits that belong to the corresponding one of the columns or to the amplifier transistor in the corresponding one of the pixel circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,116,801

CONFERENCE CALL PLATFORM CAPABLE OF GENERATING ENGAGEMENT SCORES

Shoutpoint, Inc., Newpor...

1. A conference call management system, comprising:a call processing system comprising one or more computing devices, said call processing system comprising telecommunication hardware configured to initiate and process telephonic calls, including conference calls, and comprising a processor and a memory, said call processing system programmed with at least:
a conference call management module that provides functionality for initiating a conference call and for enabling conference call participants to interactively participate on the conference call, said conference call management module configured to monitor, and maintain participant-specific records of, the interactive participation by the participants;
a scoring module configured to use at least the participant-specific records of interactive participation to generate participant-specific engagement scores reflective of levels of engagement of the participants on the conference call; and
a ranking module configured to rank participant-submitted requests for consideration based on the participant specific engagement scores.

US Pat. No. 10,116,800

TECHNIQUES FOR BEHAVIORAL PAIRING IN A CONTACT CENTER SYSTEM

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for behavioral pairing in a contact center system comprising:determining, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to perform behavioral pairing operations in the contact center system, a plurality of agents available for connection to a contact;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a plurality of preferred contact-agent pairings among possible pairings between the contact and the plurality of agents;
selecting, by the at least one computer processor, one of the plurality of preferred contact-agent pairings according to a probabilistic network flow model that is constrained by agent skills and contact skill needs, wherein the probabilistic network flow model is adjusted to minimize agent utilization imbalance according to the constraints of the agent skills and the contact skill needs and to optimize performance of the contact center system, wherein the optimized performance of the contact center system is attributable to the probabilistic network flow model; and
outputting, by the at least one computer processor, the selected one of the plurality of preferred contact-agent pairings for connection in the contact center system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,797

TECHNIQUES FOR BENCHMARKING PAIRING STRATEGIES IN A CONTACT CENTER SYSTEM

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for benchmarking pairing strategies in a contact center system comprising:cycling, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to operate in the contact center system, among at least two pairing strategies, wherein the cycling comprises establishing, by a routing engine of the contact center system, a connection between communication equipment of a contact and communication equipment of an agent based upon at least one pairing strategy of the at least two pairing strategies;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a differential value attributable to the at least one pairing strategy of the at least two pairing strategies;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a difference in performance between the at least two pairing strategies, wherein the difference in performance provides an indication that pairing contacts and agents using a first pairing strategy of the at least two pairing strategies results in a performance gain for the contact center system attributable to the first pairing strategy, wherein the difference in performance also provides an indication that optimizing performance of the contact center system is realized using the first pairing strategy instead of another of the at least two pairing strategies; and
outputting, by the at least one computer processor, the difference in performance between the at least two pairing strategies for benchmarking the at least two pairing strategies.

US Pat. No. 10,116,795

TECHNIQUES FOR ESTIMATING EXPECTED PERFORMANCE IN A TASK ASSIGNMENT SYSTEM

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to perform task assignment operations in a task assignment system, a first plurality of historical agent-task assignments;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a closeness of fit for each of the first plurality of historical agent-task assignments to a preferred task assignment strategy for validating the preferred task assignment strategy;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a threshold closeness of fit for each of the first plurality of historical agent-task assignments to the preferred task assignment strategy;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, an expected performance of the task assignment system using the preferred task assignment strategy based on a subset of the first plurality of historical agent-task assignments that are within the threshold closeness of fit;
outputting, by the at least one computer processor, the expected performance for use in pairing agents with tasks in the task assignment system based upon the preferred task assignment strategy; and
establishing, by the at least one computer processor, in a switch of the task assignment system, a connection between an agent and a task based upon the expected performance to realize a first amount of performance gain for the task assignment system attributable to the preferred task assignment strategy, wherein actual performance of the task assignment system is optimized by using the validated preferred task assignment strategy based on the expected performance.

US Pat. No. 10,116,785

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MOVABLE OBJECT APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for supporting application development in a movable object environment, comprising:establishing, via a movable object manager, a connection with a movable object configured to process commands for controlling at least one hardware module on the movable object;
receiving, via said movable object manager, one or more data packets from the movable object, wherein the data packets include information corresponding to the at least one hardware module on the movable object;
providing, via said movable object manager, the information in said one or more data packets to an application on a user terminal; and
providing, via said movable object manager, one or more commands from the application to the movable object, wherein the commands include information corresponding to the at least one hardware module on the movable object.

US Pat. No. 10,116,778

MOBILE TERMINALS AND COMBINED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GR...

1. A mobile terminal for splicing a plurality of said mobile terminals into a combined terminal device, said mobile terminal comprising:a display screen;
a first side surface and a second side surface located at two opposing sides of the display screen;
a first conductive contact arranged at said first side surface;
a second conductive contact arranged at said second side surface, wherein said first and second side surfaces are planes parallel to each other;
a first magnetic adsorbing element arranged at said first side surface and a second magnetic adsorbing element arranged at said second side surface, wherein the positions of said first and second magnetic adsorbing elements are arranged such that: when the other one of said mobile terminals and a current one of said mobile terminals are spliced, said first magnetic adsorbing element at said first side surface of the current one of said mobile terminals and said second magnetic adsorbing element at said second side surface of the other one of said mobile terminals can attract each other, so that said first side surface of the current one of said mobile terminals and said second side surface of the other one of said mobile terminals are bonded in alignment with each other,
wherein the positions of the first and second conductive contacts are arranged such that: when said first side surface of the current one of said mobile terminals and said second side surface of the other one of said mobile terminals are bonded in alignment with each other, said first conductive contact at said first side surface of the current one of said mobile terminals and said second conductive contact at said second side surface of the other one of said mobile terminals can make electrical contact with each other,
wherein at least one of said first conductive contact and said second conductive contact is made of an elastic material or biased by a spring so as to be able to move in a direction perpendicular to the side surface where it is located, said first conductive contact is composed of a plurality of bow-shaped metal sheets, said second conductive contact is recessed into said second side surface; and
said first conductive contact of the current one of said mobile terminals and said second conductive contact of the other one of said mobile terminals abut each other, so that said second side surface of the other one of said mobile terminals and said first side surface of the current one of said mobile terminals are bonded in alignment with each other by deforming said first conductive contact in the direction perpendicular to the side surface where it is located.

US Pat. No. 10,116,767

SCALING CLOUD RENDEZVOUS POINTS IN A HIERARCHICAL AND DISTRIBUTED MANNER

Furturewei Technologies, ...

1. A service provider (SP) cloud rendezvous point (CRP-SP) in a fixed cloud rendezvous point (CRP) hierarchy, the CRP-SP comprising:a memory comprising a cloudcasting information base (CCIB);
a receiver configured to receive a Register request from a first site CRP (CRP Site) in an SP network, the Register request indicating a first portion of a virtual extensible network (VXN) is reachable by the SP network at the first CRP Site;
a processor coupled to the receiver and the memory, the processor configured to query the CCIB to determine that a second portion of the VXN is reachable by the SP network at a second CRP Site; and
a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit Report messages to both the first CRP Site and the second CRP Site, the Report messages indicating the VXN is reachable at both the first CRP Site and the second CRP Site.

US Pat. No. 10,116,758

DELIVERING NOTIFICATIONS BASED ON PREDICTION OF USER ACTIVITY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:storing, by an online system, activity data describing activity performed on the online system by a user of the online system;
receiving one or more content items from users of the online system;
identifying a future time interval associated with the user for delivery of notifications associated with the received content items;
extracting, from the activity data, features associated with the future time interval for the user, wherein extracting the features comprises:
identifying a preceding time period comprising one or more sub-intervals;
for each of the one or more sub-intervals, determining whether the user was active during the sub-interval at least once;
generating an activity metric representing a count of sub-intervals during which the user was active at least once; and
providing the extracted features as input to a model generated based on machine learning;
obtaining, as an output from the model, a score indicative of a likelihood that the user will be active on the online system at least once during the future time interval;
responsive to the score exceeding a threshold value, selecting one or more notifications, the selection comprising:
identifying a plurality of candidate notifications, each candidate notification associated with a content object;
for each of the plurality of candidate notifications generating an interaction score, the generating comprising:
determining a base score using the number of user actions performed with the content object, and
decaying the base score based on time elapsed since the content object was added to the online system; and
identifying the one or more candidate notifications based on the interaction scores;
during a delay period following the selection and prior to the future time interval, withholding a selected notification associated with a content object and monitoring whether the user has viewed the content object; and
responsive to determining that the user did not view the content object during the delay period, delivering the selected notification to the user prior to the future time interval, wherein the delivering of the selected notification is initiated at the online system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,755

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE

NAVER Corporation, Seong...

1. A method of providing a service, the method comprising:receiving by a service providing server, from a user terminal of a first user account, a first request to search for a service provider, a second request to display a newsfeed screen, or a third request to display a home screen; and
providing, by a processor, a result corresponding to the received first, second, or third request,
wherein when the first request is received, the providing of the result corresponding to the received first request comprises providing a list of service providers searched for according to the first request such that a service provider among the list of service providers that is recommended by a greater number of friends than other service providers among the list of service providers is set to have an exposure priority on the list that is higher than an exposure priority of other service providers among the list of service providers,
wherein the friends correspond to other user accounts designated to have a first relation with the first user account,
wherein when the second request is received, the providing of the result corresponding to the received second request comprises providing a newsfeed screen to the user terminal enumerating a plurality of events, including at least one among an event generated by a friend of the first user account and an event generated by a bridge of the first user account, wherein the plurality of events are enumerated in the newsfeed screen according to times when the plurality of events were generated,
wherein when the third request is received, the providing of the result corresponding to the received third request comprises providing a home screen to the user terminal displaying a list of service providers related to the first user account, and
wherein the home screen displays a list of service providers designated as bridges of the first user account, and a service provider who communicates more recently with the first user account or who communicates more frequently with the first user account is displayed earlier on the list.

US Pat. No. 10,116,753

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING DATA COMMUNICATION IN A HETEROGENEOUS ENVIRONMENT

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for supporting data communication in a heterogeneous environment, comprising:establishing a connection between a first device and a second device, wherein the connection is based on a protocol, which associates a host mode or an accessory mode with one or more connected devices;
determining, via a controller on the first device, a device type associated with the second device based on a mobile device platform installed on the second device, wherein determining the device type comprises:
detecting an identifier value associated with the mobile device platform installed on the second device;
identifying the mobile device platform installed on the second device based on whether the detected identifier value matches a predetermined value corresponding to the mobile device platform; and
determining the device type based on the identified mobile device platform;
configuring the first device to be in either the host mode or the accessory mode, based on the determined device type associated with the second device, to handle data communication between the first device and the second device; and
exchanging data between the first device and an application running on the second device via a communication interface associated with the mobile device platform installed on the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,752

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING DIVERGENT INFORMATION NETWORKS

KAROS HEALTH INCORPORATED...

1. A computer network implemented system for managing network communication in a health information exchange environment comprising:one or more computers that include at least one memory and at least one processor, the one or more computers implementing one or more bridge utilities, the one or more bridge utilities creating and maintaining a network overlay including at least one network layer layered over communication protocols of divergent network infrastructures in the health information exchange environment, each bridge utility, executed by the at least one processor, comprising:
a first anchor component connected behind a firewall of a first health information communication network of a first healthcare enterprise, the first anchor component providing an outbound proxy for devices on the first health information communication network; and
a second anchor component connected behind a second firewall of a second health information communication network of a second healthcare enterprise, the second anchor component providing an outbound proxy for devices on the second health information communication network;
the first anchor component and the second anchor component configured for network communication with each other though their respective firewalls and via at least one span utility;
the first anchor component configured to:
detect clinical devices on the first health information communication network;
maintain, in a first device registry, a first set of clinical device communication protocol parameters for the detected clinical devices on the first health information communication network; and
communicate, to the at least one span utility, device identifiers identifying the detected clinical devices on the first health information communication network;
the second anchor component configured to:
detect clinical devices on the second health information communication network;
maintain, in a second device registry, a second set of clinical device communication protocol parameters for the detected clinical devices on the second health information communication network; and
communicate, to the at least one span utility, device identifiers identifying the detected clinical devices on the second health information communication network;
the first and second anchor components and the at least one span utility configured to: send and receive signaling communications between them for configuring anchor to anchor connections and for sharing the device identifiers for the detected devices on the first and second health information communication networks; and
the second anchor component configured to:
upon receiving a data connection request from a first clinical device on the first health information communication network via the first anchor component, the data connection request including a device identifier associated with a second clinical device detected on the second health information communication network, establishing a first data connection with the first anchor component; and
bridging the first data connection to the second clinical device using the second set of clinical device communication protocol parameters in the second device registry;
wherein the signaling communications between the first and second anchor components for sharing the device identifiers and for configuring the anchor to anchor connections are routed via a connection management layer via the at least one span utility; and
wherein the first data connection enables transmission of data between the second anchor component and the first anchor component outside the connection management layer, and wherein the data transmitted over the first data connection is not routed via the at least one span utility.

US Pat. No. 10,116,747

ELECTRICITY PROVIDER CONTENT PLATFORM

TXU ENERGY RETAIL COMPANY...

1. A system for providing access to a content platform of an electricity provider, comprising:an interface operable to:
receive a request to access content of a content platform of an electricity provider from a communication device;
receive a proposed change in electricity consumption of an appliance from the communication device;
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the interface, the one or more processors operable to:
determine, based on the received request, a display format for the communication device from a plurality of display formats;
convert content from the content platform in the determined display format of the communication device;
determine a predicted change in electricity charges based on the proposed change; and
the interface further operable to:
communicate the content in the determined display format to the communication device; and
communicate the predicted change in electricity charges to the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,701

DEVICE-TYPE BASED CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Ent. Services Development...

1. An enterprise content management system comprising:a processor;
a community module coupled to the processor to generate:
a community policy for a community defined for an enterprise, wherein the community policy is enforced on a plurality of user devices registered with the community; and
a device-community policy associated with the community policy, wherein the device-community policy is enforced on a user device, from among the plurality of user devices, based on a device-type associated with the user device, the device-community policy being indicative of a management service to be used to enforce the community policy for the device-type; and
a domain module coupled to the processor to provide a management service agent (MS agent) to the user device, based on the management service, wherein the MS agent manages enterprise content on the user device as defined by the community policy and the device-community policy.

US Pat. No. 10,116,697

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEOFENCING

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A method, comprising:downloading, by a client device of a server computer, a managed container from a network source, the managed container written in a programming language native to the client device and comprising a managed cache and an application framework with an execution engine that provides a runtime environment for applications associated with backend systems running in an enterprise computing environment;
receiving, over a network by the managed container embodied on a non-transitory computer memory of the client device, an application retrieved from an application repository by the server computer, the application repository and the server computer residing in the enterprise computing environment outside of a firewall, the application hosted or required by a backend system operating in the enterprise computing environment behind the firewall;
storing the application in the managed cache of the managed container on the client device, the storing performed by the managed container;
managing, by the managed container, the application and content stored in the managed container in accordance with one or more rules, the one or more rules including a geolocking or geofencing rule propagated from the backend system through the firewall to the server computer to the managed container on the client device;
displaying an icon for the application in a user interface of the managed container on the client device;
providing, by the managed container on the client device, a secure shell or runtime environment for running the application when the icon for the application is selected or invoked from within the user interface of the managed container;
receiving, by the managed container on the client device, a request for content from the application running in the secure shell or runtime environment provided by the managed container on the client device;
determining, by the managed container on the client device, whether the client device is located within a specified geographical location that is secure for viewing the content;
permitting, by the managed container on the client device to the application running in the secure shell or runtime environment provided by the managed container on the client device, access to the content if the client device is located within the specified geographical location that is secure for viewing the content;
denying or restricting, by the managed container on the client device based at least in part on the geolocking or geofencing rule, access by the application to the content requested by the application if the client device is not located within the specified geographical location that is secure for viewing the content; and
automatically deleting the content from the managed cache if the client device is outside of the specified geographical location for a predetermined amount of time and, after the predetermined amount of time has passed, the client device has not made a connection to the server computer or returned to within the specified geographical location.

US Pat. No. 10,116,678

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING FRAUDULENT ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS IMPERSONATION, INSIDER THREATS AND ATTACKS

Verrafid LLC, Celebratio...

1. An apparatus for characterizing communications going to and from a first domain, the apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory containing program instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to manage a fraudulent communications detection system and to, for a predetermined time period, obtain each communication going to and from the first domain and, for each obtained communication:
analyze one or more parameters of the obtained communication;
store the analyzed one or more parameters of the obtained communication with respect to a sender of the obtained communication and one or more recipients of the obtained communication;
extrapolate and characterize each of one or more relationships among the sender and the one or more recipients of the obtained communication as a function of the analyzed one or more parameters;
update a store of extrapolated relationships and associated characterizations of communications among the sender and the one or more recipients of the obtained communication; and
associate a direction value with each stored relationship and characterization, wherein the direction value indicates a respective relationship or characterization is directed to or coming from the first domain,
wherein the store of extrapolated relationships and associated characterizations and direction values of communications among the sender and the one or more recipients is operative to improve operation of the fraudulent communications detection system associated with the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,116,661

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING NETWORK REQUESTS

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

1. A method, implemented on at least one machine each of which having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for classifying network requests, the method comprising:receiving, from a client device, a network request for content to be fetched by a content server;
obtaining at least one non-internet protocol (IP) key based on the network request;
determining whether to deny the network request based on the at least one non-IP key satisfying a blacklist rule;
computing, in response to the blacklist rule being unsatisfied, a score indicative of a likelihood of denying the network request; and
transmitting content to the client device based on the score satisfying a criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,116,659

SYSTEM FOR REGULATING ACCESS TO AND DISTRIBUTING CONTENT IN A NETWORK

MULTIMEDIA CONTENT MANAGE...

1. A method for providing protected media access, comprising:producing, by a controller node that manages access to protected content, instructions for accessing the protected content;
transmitting, by the controller node, the produced instructions over the Internet for receipt by a plurality of client devices that are remote from the controller node;
receiving, by the controller node, requests for access to the protected content originating at specific client devices within the plurality of client devices, the requests transmitted in accordance with the produced instructions; and
selectively transmitting, by the controller node, the requested protected content to the specific client devices via the Internet.

US Pat. No. 10,116,654

METHOD FOR CLONING A SECURE ELEMENT

GEMALTO SA, Meudon (FR)

1. A method for cloning a first secure element of a first body-coupling communication device from a backup secure element of a first user, said backup secure element comprising at least credentials of said first user, the method comprising:a preliminary phase of checking the authenticity of the first secure element of the first body-coupling communication device using a second secure element of a second body-coupling communication device belonging to a second user, which is a trusted user and is different from the first user, said second secure element being able to be paired with a third secure element of a third body-coupling communication device, comprising:
activating the first secure element by the first user and capturing a biometric data of the first user on the first secure element before pairing the first and the second secure element with the third secure element;
detecting the first secure element by the third secure element and transferring pairing data between the first and the second secure element so that the first secure element and the second secure element are able to communicate directly together by the first user and the second user touching together the third body-coupling communication device containing the third secure element;
authenticating the first secure element by the second secure element;
establishing a secure communication channel between the first and the second secure elements; and
informing the first user on the authenticity of the first secure element by providing an authentication signal on the second secure element; and
a cloning phase activated by the first user upon confirmation of the authenticity of the first secure element based on the authentication signal provided on the second secure element, comprising:
a two-factor authentication of the user performed on the backup secure element by capturing biometric data of the user on the first secure element and the backup secure element, pairing the first secure element and the backup secure element, transferring said biometric data captured on the first secure element to the backup secure element; and
upon biometric data match, authorizing the cloning including copying said credentials of the first user from the backup secure element to the first secure element.

US Pat. No. 10,116,651

TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENHANCING COMPUTER SECURITY

KARA PARTNERS LLC, Midlo...

1. A method of securely transmitting data, comprising:receiving, at at least one processor, an unencrypted data stream comprising a first sequence of values;
segmenting, by the at least one processor, the first sequence of values into words having a word-length equal to either a first variable or a second variable different from the first variable based on a mode of a switch configured to switch between a first mode and a second mode, said plurality of words including an original first word having a word-length equal to the first variable based on the switch being in the first mode and an original second word having a word-length equal to the second variable based on the switch being in the second mode;
inserting random values, by the at least one processor, at predetermined locations in the original first and second words to generate modified first and second words, the modified first and second words having a word-length equal to a third variable different than the first and second variables; and
combining, by the at least one processor, the modified first and second words into a second sequence of values defining an encrypted data stream,
wherein a value of the first variable does not equal a value of the second variable, the value of the first variable does not equal a value of the third variable, and the value of the second variable does not equal the value of the third variable.

US Pat. No. 10,116,650

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTACT IMPORTING USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computing devices of a social-networking system, providing to a user of a wireless service provider a reference code identifying the user, wherein the user is associated with the social-networking system;
by the one or more computing devices, upon receiving the reference code by a mobile computing device of the user, providing an indication for the user to log in to the wireless service provider;
by the one or more computing devices, receiving first contact information for contacts of the user from the wireless service provider based on at least the reference code, wherein the first contact information is maintained by the wireless service provider;
by the one or more computing devices, identifying differences between the first contact information and second contact information maintained by the social network system; and
by the one or more computing devices, updating the second contact information maintained by the social network system based on the identified differences, synchronizing the contact information maintained by the wireless service provider and the contact information maintained by the social-networking system, identifying new contact information including new contacts based on the synchronizing, requesting a selection of the new contacts to be added to a social network of the user, and providing invitations to the selection of the new contacts to join the social network of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,116,624

INTELLIGENT SORTING FOR N-WAY SECURE SPLIT TUNNEL

Aerohive Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:sorting outgoing datagrams into one of at least three categories, wherein the at least three categories include a first category of datagrams addressed to a central network location, a second category of datagrams addressed to destinations on a white list, and a third category of datagrams addressed to other destinations absent from the white list;
sending datagrams in the first category to the central network location along an N-way split virtual private network tunnel, wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to three;
sending datagrams in the second category to the destinations on the white list along the N-way split virtual private network tunnel;
sending datagrams in the third category to a scanning service website along the N-way split virtual private network tunnel, the scanning service website configured to provide a first scrubbing service for HTTP datagrams and a second scrubbing service for SMTP, POP, and IMAP datagrams.

US Pat. No. 10,116,615

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MANAGING EPHEMERAL POST IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a first client device associated with a first user, a request to post selected content as a part of an ephemeral post;
identifying physical location information for the first client device at a time of the request;
determining an ephemeral count variable by correlating the physical location information for the first client device at the time of the request to a plurality of default ephemeral values;
setting the ephemeral count variable for the ephemeral post, wherein the ephemeral post is blocked when the ephemeral count variable is satisfied;
providing, to one or more additional client devices associated with one or more additional users, access to the selected content within the ephemeral post;
detecting that the ephemeral count variable is satisfied; and
blocking, the one or more additional client devices, access to the selected content and the ephemeral post upon detecting that the ephemeral count variable is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,116,612

ELECTRONICALLY REFERRING A CONTACT WITHOUT DIVULGING CONTACT DATA

GROUPON, INC., Chicago, ...

1. A method for making a referral from a referrer device comprising:detecting an electronic request to provide information from an information source to a contact communication device, wherein contact data for a contact associated with the contact communication device is accessible by the referrer device and not accessible by the information source;
encoding a referral container file with programming instructions configured to, upon execution by a processor of the contact communication device, cause the contact communication device to electronically request the information from the information source via a communications network without providing the contact data to the information source;
embedding the referral container file in a first electronic message; and
transmitting, via a network communication interface of the referrer device, the first electronic message to the contact communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,610

AUTOMOTIVE WHEEL OVERLAY ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

Keystone Automotive Opera...

1. A vehicle wheel center cap assembly comprising:a center cap that engages a center recess of a vehicle wheel; and
a mechanism for securing a vehicle wheel overlay to the center cap, the vehicle wheel overlay including a plurality of lug nut engaging areas;
wherein the vehicle wheel includes a plurality of recesses into which a lug nut is inserted; and
wherein each lug nut engaging area includes at least one extension configured to engage a portion of a lug nut after the lug nut has been tightened.

US Pat. No. 10,116,604

ANIMATED DELIVERY OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES

MITII, INC., Irvine, CA ...

1. A machine implemented method of communicating, comprising:(i) composing an electronic message, via a first device having a processing unit and program code stored on a storage device of said first device;
(ii) selecting a well-known animation character, via the first device;
(iii) transmitting the electronic message, via the first device;
(iv) transmitting the well-known animation character, via the first device;
(v) receiving the electronic message, via a server having a processing unit and program code stored on a storage device of said server;
(vi) receiving the well-known animation character, via the server;
(vii) converting the electronic message into speech using one of synthesized voice and actual voice of a voice impersonator of the well-known animation character, via the server;
(viii) generating moving images of the well-known animation character, via the server;
(ix) transmitting the speech, via the server;
(x) transmitting the moving images, via the server;
(xi) receiving the speech, via a second device having a processing unit and program code stored on a storage device of said second device;
(xii) receiving the moving images, via the second device;
(xiii) outputting the speech, via the second device; and
(xiv) displaying the moving images, via the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,591

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA THROUGH AN AGGREGATED CONNECTION

PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIM...

1. A method for forwarding data packets through an aggregated tunnel, which comprises a plurality of secured tunnels at a first network node, comprising:a. selecting a first secured tunnel according to a user's configuration;
b. selecting a second secured tunnel according to a selection policy based on one or more of the following criteria: service provider, usage limit, location, time, usage price, security, user identity, Internet Protocol address range, communication protocol, communication technology, application, and device;
c. transmitting original encapsulating packets (OEPs) through the first secured tunnel;
wherein the OEPs encapsulate all the data packets;
d. transmitting duplicate encapsulating packets (DEPs) through the second secured tunnel, wherein the DEPs encapsulate at least one of the data packets;
wherein the secured tunnels are secured by encryption; and
wherein when a first OEP and a first DEP encapsulate a same first data packet, the first OEP and the second DEP have the same global sequence number and have different tunnel sequence numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,116,557

DIRECTIONAL TWO-DIMENSIONAL ROUTER AND INTERCONNECTION NETWORK FOR FIELD PROGRAMMABLE GATE ARRAYS, AND OTHER CIRCUITS AND APPLICATIONS OF THE ROUTER AND NETWORK

Gray Research LLC, Belle...

1. A signal router, comprising:a first input node configured to receive a first input signal;
a second input node configured to receive a second input signal;
a first output node;
a second output node;
a switch circuit coupled to the first and second input nodes and to the first and second output nodes; and
a routing circuit configured
to cause the switch circuit
to couple the first input signal to the first output node in response to the first input signal being valid,
to couple the second input signal to the second output node in response to the second input signal being valid, and
to couple the first input signal to the second output node in response to the first input signal being valid and the second input signal being invalid.

US Pat. No. 10,116,538

ATTRIBUTING NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION DEVICE PROCESSED TRAFFIC TO INDIVIDUAL HOSTS

Narus, Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method for profiling network traffic, comprising:capturing, from the network traffic using a packet capturing device, a plurality of packets, the packet capturing device configured to collect network data for providing to a network traffic profiling tool, the network traffic profiling tool being separate from the packet capturing device;
identifying a first portion of the captured plurality of packets as a first flow based at least on a common Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to each packet of the first flow by a network address translation (NAT) device;
extracting, by a hardware processor included in the network traffic profiling tool separate from the NAT device, a first data item from the first flow, wherein the first data item is inserted into the first flow by the NAT device for identifying a first host device coupled to the NAT device, the first data item including a host device identifying rule that allows the NAT device and the network traffic profiling tool to coordinate with each other to correctly attribute network traffic to host devices, including the first host device, behind the NAT device; and
determining, by the hardware processor based on the first data item, that the first flow is generated by the first host device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,533

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOGGING EVENTS OF COMPUTING DEVICES

Skyport Systems, Inc., M...

1. A method for logging events of computing devices, comprising:receiving, by a management service, a log event message from a computing device, wherein the log event message comprises a log event associated fingerprint;
reconstructing, by the management service, an object corresponding to the log event associated fingerprint;
reconstructing, by the management service, at least one parent object of the object corresponding to the log event associated fingerprint by:
obtaining, from the object corresponding to the log event associated fingerprint, a first parent fingerprint that is stored in the object corresponding to the log event associated fingerprint,
identifying a first archived fingerprint from a plurality of archived fingerprints to obtain an identified first archived fingerprint, wherein the identified first archived fingerprint is identical to the first parent fingerprint, and
identifying a first archived object that is associated with the identified first archived fingerprint, wherein the identified first archived object is a first parent object of the at least one parent object;
gathering, by the management service, configuration information from the object corresponding to the log event associated fingerprint, and from the at least one parent object;
obtaining a second parent fingerprint from the first parent object;
identifying a second archived fingerprint, identical to the second parent fingerprint obtained from the first parent object, from the plurality of archived fingerprints; and
identifying a second archived object, associated with the identified second archived fingerprint, wherein the identified second archived object is a second parent object of the at least one parent object.

US Pat. No. 10,116,528

DIRECT NETWORK TRAFFIC MONITORING WITHIN VM PLATFORMS IN VIRTUAL PROCESSING ENVIRONMENTS

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A method to monitor packet traffic, comprising:generating network packets using one or more client applications operating within each of a plurality of client virtual machine (VM) platforms operating within a first VM host server;
at each of a plurality of client packet monitor applications, at least one client packet monitor application operating within each of the plurality of client VM platforms:
obtaining copies of network packets for the one or more client applications operating within that client VM platform to generate network packet copies;
encapsulating the network packet copies with encapsulation headers to form encapsulated network packet copies for an encapsulation tunnel; and
forwarding the encapsulated network packet copies through the encapsulation tunnel to at least one tool VM platform operating within a second VM host server;
wherein each of the plurality of client packet monitor applications uses a separate encapsulation tunnel to forward its encapsulated network packet copies.

US Pat. No. 10,116,520

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A NETWORK ON CHIP IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of generating a network-on-chip (NoC) in an electronic device, the method comprising:clustering a plurality of cores based on total communication energy comprising first communication energy among a plurality of voltage-frequency-islands (VFIs) and second communication energy inside the plurality of VFIs;
generating at least one router based on a pre-determined value corresponding to a number of ports of the at least one router;
selecting one pair of cores having a maximum number of communications among the plurality of cores for performing a communication inside the plurality of VFIs; and
connecting the selected one pair of cores to one of the at least one router.

US Pat. No. 10,116,519

PROGRAMMABLE DISTRIBUTED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF INTERCONNECTED THINGS AND APPLICATIONS

YODIWO AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. A system that controls and interfaces with one or more Internet of Things devices comprising:at least one gateway;
at least one Internet of Things device connected to the gateway;
a cloud computing based system in communication with the device;
a user story interpreter that converts a master graph into one or more virtual graphs; and
a processor executing a rule processing application process which parses a set of user rules generated from a user story into a number of decision making algorithms which will be distributed from the cloud computing based system to the at least one gateway to control the at least one Internet of Things device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,497

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SPLIT CONTROL OF MULTIPLE EXECUTION ENVIRONMENTS

Moneygram International, ...

1. A method for providing a computing environment that executes services from a plurality of entities, said method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a request to access a primary service controlled by a first entity, wherein the request is received via a network from an electronic device of a second entity that is different from the first entity;
in response to receiving the request, executing, by the processor, a secondary execution layer to present a graphical user interface at the electronic device of the second entity based on presentation information received from the second entity via a secondary execution layer partner control panel and execution requirements of the primary service specified by the first entity, wherein the graphical user interface includes a plurality of data fields configured to receive information associated with at least the execution requirements of the primary service; and
executing, by the processor, a primary execution layer to provide the primary service to the second entity based on inputs to the plurality of data fields, wherein the primary execution layer is controlled by the first entity, and wherein executing the primary execution layer to provide the primary service comprises:
executing a set of rules against inputs to the plurality of data fields to verify providing the primary service complies with one or more regulatory requirements, wherein the set of rules is adapted for asynchronous execution with respect to the inputs to the plurality of data fields such that the set of rules is executable against inputs to a first portion of the plurality of data fields prior to receiving inputs to all data fields of the plurality of data fields; and
in response to verifying, based on the execution of the set of rules against the inputs to the plurality of data fields, that providing the primary service complies with the one or more regulatory requirements, initiating operations to provide the primary service to the second entity.

US Pat. No. 10,116,460

REMOTE BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND REMOTE BATTERY MANAGEMENT METHOD

Sonnen GmbH, Wildpoldsri...

1. A remote battery management system comprising:at least one battery system installed at a building of a customer and connected to an external power grid, wherein the battery system is configured to store excess electrical power and to supply stored electrical power to said external power grid;
a management device connected to said at least one battery system via a connection, wherein said management device is configured to
identify a demand for electrical power of said external power grid or of a load connected to said external power grid,
transmit a request for customer permission to use electric power stored at the building of said customer, to an electronic input module of said customer,
receive a response to the request from said electronic input module, and
upon the response being a response permitting use, operating said at least one battery system to supply electrical power to said external power grid to meet said demand for electrical power.

US Pat. No. 10,116,451

FILE BACKUPS USING A TRUSTED STORAGE REGION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for using a trusted storage region to back up files, the system comprising:a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory comprising instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
execute a backup recovery process in a secure enclave provided by the processor, backup recovery process causing the processor to:
generate a public/private key pair;
provide the public key to a storage device comprising a standard storage region (SSR) a trusted storage region (TSR), the TSR not being writable by an instruction that is not signed using the private key;
detect a trigger to back up a file in the SSR to the TSR;
send a write instruction to the storage device to perform the backup, the write instruction signed using the private key;
cause the storage device to verily the private key signature, of the write instruction, using the public key; and
write a backup of the file to the TSR based on the private key signature being verified, wherein the TSR cannot be formatted by an operating system (OS) on the storage device, the memory further comprising instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
detect a trigger to recover the file from the TSR;
format the storage device using the OS;
install a new operating system on the formatted storage device; and
write the backup of the file from the TSR to the SSR.

US Pat. No. 10,116,442

DATA STORAGE APPARATUS, DATA UPDATING SYSTEM, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A data storage apparatus comprising processing circuitry to:store encrypted data that has been encrypted, while remaining in an encrypted state, and to store a decryption condition being a parameter to control permitted decryption of the encrypted data, where a decryption-permission user who is permitted to decrypt the encrypted data is defined in the decryption condition that does not require decryption of said encrypted data in order to read;
in a case where revocation information which identifies a revoked user who is no longer the decryption-permission user, has been added to the decryption condition when update timing to update the encrypted data and the decryption condition arrives, process the revocation information to remove the revoked user from the decryption condition while the encrypted data remains in an encrypted state, to transmit the encrypted data and the decryption condition from which the revocation information has been removed, to a re-encryption apparatus that performs re-encryption in a proxy re-encryption scheme, the transmission to the re-encryption apparatus being performed prior to decryption, and to receive from the re-encryption apparatus, the encrypted data that has been re-encrypted in the proxy re-encryption scheme using the decryption condition from which the revocation information has been removed; and
update the encrypted data that has been re-encrypted and received, and the decryption condition from which the revocation information has been removed.

US Pat. No. 10,116,429

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE CLOCK/TIME SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN DEVICES IN A NETWORK

WIPRO LIMITED, Bangalore...

1. A method for functionality-specific system time synchronization over a network, wherein the method is implemented by a processor of a first device and comprises:determining whether functionality-specific system time information is available from a first server, wherein a functionality-specific system time to be synchronized is associated with an application running on the first device and is offset from a global system time of the first device;
if the functionality-specific system time information is available from the first server:
transmitting a first request for functionality-specific system time information to the first server,
receiving a first functionality-specific system time from the first server, and
generating a second functionality-specific system time based on the first functionality-specific system time;
if the functionality-specific system time information is not available from the first server:
after receiving a second request for functionality-specific system time information from a second device, determining whether to provide the functionality-specific system time to the second device, wherein the functionality-specific system time is not provided to the second device if a first number satisfies a predetermined condition, wherein the first number represents a number of timer interrupts at a third device, the timer interrupts being applied to update a free running counter that measures time elapsed from a starting time, and wherein the first number is included in a third request received for providing the functionality-specific system time information from the third device; and
updating the functionality-specific system time without updating the global system time.

US Pat. No. 10,116,426

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FULL DUPLEX WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

The Regents fo the Univer...

1. A method useful for full duplex radio communications, comprising:transmitting a training signal by a node in a radio network;
extracting a waveform from a version of the training signal obtained from a receive chain of the node;
generating a cancellation signal using the waveform;
applying the cancellation signal to the receive chain of the node; and
iteratively:
transmitting the training signal, at increased power compared to prior transmissions of the training signal, by the node in the radio network,
extracting a further waveform from a version of the training signal transmitted at increasing power obtained from the receive chain of the node,
generating a further cancellation signal using the further waveform and the cancellation signal, and
applying the further cancellation signal to the receive chain of the node.

US Pat. No. 10,116,419

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION FRAME BOUNDARY, AND DECODING SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving data, by a frame boundary determining circuit, wherein the data comprises N+P consecutive symbols having a first symbol as a starting point, wherein N is a quantity of symbols in a forward error correction (FEC) frame, N is a positive integer multiple of P, and N is greater than P, wherein a first data block comprises N consecutive symbols having a first starting point of the first symbol, wherein the first data block is in the N+P consecutive symbols, wherein a second data block comprises N consecutive symbols having a second starting point of a second symbol, wherein the second data block is in the N+P consecutive symbols, and wherein an offset of the second symbol relative to the first symbol is P symbols;
obtaining s parameter values corresponding to the first data block;
determining a first iterative item and a second iterative item of the second data block, wherein the first iterative item of the second data block is obtained according to first P consecutive symbols in the first data block, and the second iterative item of the second data block is obtained according to last P consecutive symbols in the second data block;
determining, according to the s parameter values corresponding to the first data block, and the first iterative item and the second iterative item of the second data block, s parameter values corresponding to the second data block;
determining, according to the s parameter values corresponding to the second data block, whether the second symbol is a frame boundary of an FEC frame; and
in response to the determining that the second symbol is a frame boundary of the FEC frame, performing decoding.

US Pat. No. 10,116,413

DETERMINING A HIGH DATA RATE FOR BACKCHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS FOR INITIALIZATION OF HIGH-SPEED NETWORKS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A network controller, comprising:modulation circuitry to determine a first modulated high rate (HR) bit sequence, the first modulated HR bit sequence including a first low rate (LR) bit stream modulated onto a first HR bit sequence and the first LR bit stream including at least first backchannel information;
physical interface (PHY) circuitry including transmitter circuitry to transmit the first modulated HR bit sequence to a link partner over a channel link;
link speed cycling circuitry to, upon initialization of the PHY circuitry, cause the transmitter circuitry to transmit the first modulated HR bit sequence to the link partner over the channel link using at least one high rate link speed; and
equalization presets cycling circuitry to apply at least one equalization preset setting to the transmitter circuitry based in part on the first modulated HR bit sequence while the transmitter circuitry is transmitting the first modulated HR bit sequence to the link partner.

US Pat. No. 10,116,389

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A transceiver, comprising:a receive part configured to receive and detect a first signal carried on an optical carrier, wherein the signal is in a first part of a RF spectrum;
a modulator configured to modulate the same optical carrier with a second signal in a second part of the RF spectrum; and
a transmit part configured to transmit the optical carrier modulated with the second signal, wherein the first part of the RF spectrum is separate to the second part of the RF spectrum,
wherein an inter-symbol interference is introduced in the first signal and the second signal as transmitted to reduce bandwidths occupied by the first signal and the second signal, wherein the inter-symbol interference is recovered at the receive part, and
wherein the first signal and/or the second signal is a spectrally compressed binary signal that comprises a maximum frequency of the higher frequency of the first signal and the second signal which is equal or lower than bit rates of the first signal and the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,384

REMOTE PROGRAMMING AND TROUBLESHOOTING OF PLUGGABLE OPTICAL TRANSCEIVERS

Integra Optics, Inc., La...

1. A method for remotely programming an optical pluggable module (OPM), the method performed by a computing device remote from the OPM, the method comprising:connecting to a network-enabled programmer, wherein the network-enabled programmer has an OPM coupled to the network-enabled programmer;
retrieving an OPM configuration from the OPM that is coupled to the network-enabled programmer;
performing a remote diagnostics process on the OPM;
downloading a configuration from the remote computing device to the network-enabled programmer; and
programming, via the network-enabled programmer, the configuration into the coupled OPM, wherein the programming the configuration includes selecting an OPM platform or selecting an optical channel.

US Pat. No. 10,116,379

SCHEDULING BEAMS OF A SATELITE ANTENNA

Aireon LLC, McLean, VA (...

1. A computer-implemented method for scheduling beams of an antenna on board a satellite for receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B messages) during a defined time period comprising:for each beam of the antenna, calculating a beam score based, at least in part, on the expected gain of the beam during the defined time period;
determining a number of beams of the antenna having non-zero beam scores during the defined time period;
comparing the number of beams of the antenna having non-zero beam scores during the defined time period to a threshold value;
determining, based on having compared the number of beams of the antenna having non-zero beam scores during the defined time period to the threshold value, that the number of beams of the antenna having non-zero beam scores during the defined time period is less than the threshold value;
as a consequence of having determined that the number of beams of the antenna having non-zero beam scores during the defined time period is less than the threshold value:
accessing a set of beam weights for each of multiple different candidate beam patterns, each set of beam weights having a weight corresponding to each of the antenna's beams;
for each set of weights:
multiplying individual beam weights by corresponding beam scores for beams of the antenna during the defined time period, and
generating a candidate beam pattern score by calculating a sum of the products of the beam weights and corresponding beam scores;
comparing the candidate beam pattern scores for the different candidate beam patterns;
selecting, based on having compared the candidate beam pattern scores for the different candidate beam patterns, a particular one of the candidate beam patterns; and
scheduling the selected beam pattern for the beams of the antenna for the defined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,116,346

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ANTENNA USING COMPONENTS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a circuit board positioned inside the housing; and
an antenna radiator positioned inside the housing,
wherein the antenna radiator is fed from the circuit board, and comprises a plurality of conductive components, each of the plurality of conductive components being disposed on a portion of a respective one of a plurality of electronic components of the electronic device, and the plurality of conductive components being connected by at least one connection component,
wherein at least one of the conductive components includes a ground area that is configured to connect to a supporting unit for supporting a Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) corresponding to the at least one connection component.

US Pat. No. 10,116,334

REED-SOLOMON CODE ENCODER AND DECODER

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. An integrated circuit (IC), comprising:an encoder circuit includes:
an encoding input configured to receive an input message including one or more data symbols, each data symbol having a data symbol width of N bits, wherein N is a positive integer;
an encoding unit configured to perform Reed-Solomon encoding to the one or more data symbols to generate one or more coding symbols, wherein the Reed-Solomon encoding uses a Galois field having an order that is less than 2N, the encoding unit comprising a first Galois field arithmetic operator configured to perform multiplication operations and division operations on field elements of the Galois field by retrieving pre-computed values from a storage; and
an encoding output configured to provide a coded message including the one or more data symbols and the one or more coding symbols,
wherein the order of the Galois field is equal to 2M,
wherein M is greater than two and less than N,
wherein the storage comprises:
a multiplication lookup table to store pre-computed values for the multiplication operations; and
a division lookup table to store pre-computed values for the division operations;
wherein each of the multiplication lookup table and the division lookup table has a size of less than M*2M*2 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,116,329

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPRESSION BASED TIERING

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method comprising:evaluating a level of activity of a data set, wherein the evaluating the level of activity for a data set comprises evaluating a first lower level of activity for a first data set; and evaluating a second higher level of activity for a second data set;
selecting a compression algorithm according to the level of activity of the data set, wherein the selecting the compression algorithm according to the level of activity of the data set comprises selecting a first compression algorithm having a first higher compression ratio according to the first lower level of activity of the first data set; and selecting a second compression algorithm having a second lower compression ratio according to the second higher level of activity of the second data set;
compressing data of the data set according to the selected compression algorithm; and
storing the compressed data in a data storage system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,326

SEMI-EXHAUSTIVE RECURSIVE BLOCK DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM, ...

1. A decoder for decoding a signal received through a transmission channel in a communication system, said signal carrying information symbols selected from a given set of values and being associated with a signal vector, said transmission channel being represented by a channel matrix, wherein said decoder comprises:a sub-block division unit configured to divide the signal vector into a set of sub-vectors in correspondence with a division of a matrix related to said channel matrix;
a candidate set estimation unit for recursively determining candidate estimates of sub-blocks of the transmitted signal corresponding to said sub-vectors, each estimate of a given sub-block being determined from at least one candidate estimate of the previously processed sub-blocks,
wherein said candidate set estimation unit is configured to determine a set of candidate estimates for at least one sub-block of the transmitted signal by applying at least one iteration of a decoding algorithm using the estimates determined for the previously processed sub-blocks, the number of candidate estimates determined for said sub-block being inferior to the cardinal of said given set of values, the decoder further comprising a signal estimation unit for calculating an estimate of the transmitted signal from said candidate estimates determined for said sub-blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,116,323

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) converting an input signal to an output signal; the ADC comprising:a main circuit for: scaling the input signal by a first factor, filtering an error signal by a loop filter, and forming a combined signal combining the scaled input signal and the filtered error signal; and
a comparator coupled to the main circuit, for quantizing the combined signal to provide the output signal;
wherein the error signal reflects a difference between the combined signal and the output signal;
the loop filter comprises a first delay unit and at least a loop scaling unit, for delaying and scaling the error signal by a second factor; and
a sum of the first factor and the second factor equals one.

US Pat. No. 10,116,321

INBUILT THRESHOLD COMPARATOR

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A comparator comprising:a first input stage coupled to a first signal input and a first reference input, the first input stage coupled between a first node and a second node;
wherein the first input stage comprises:
a first transistor coupled between the first node and the second node, the gate of the first transistor being coupled to the first signal input; and
a second transistor coupled between the first node and the second node, the gate of the second transistor coupled to one of the first reference input;
a second input stage coupled to a second signal input and a second reference input, the second input stage coupled between a third node and the second node;
an output stage for generating at least one output signal in response to signals at the first and second signal inputs;
first switching circuitry coupled between the first node and the output stage, the first switching circuitry for coupling the first node to a fourth node in response to a reset signal;
second switching circuitry coupled between the third node and the output stage, the second switching circuitry for coupling the third node to a fifth node in response to the reset signal; and
a threshold voltage wherein the threshold voltage is proportional to a first value multiplied by a second value wherein the first value is equal to a width of the first transistor divided by a width of the second transistor and the second value is equal to a voltage of the first reference input minus a voltage of the second reference input.

US Pat. No. 10,116,308

ROTATION OPERATION DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A rotation operation device comprising:a rotation operation section having a cylindrical shape and rotationally operable by an operator around an axis of the cylindrical shape;
a plurality of recessed and projecting sections arranged on an axial end surface or a peripheral surface of the rotation operation section and having recesses and projections in a circumferential direction of the rotation operation section;
a conductive section made of a conductive material, having a protruding section protruding toward each of the recessed and projecting sections and an elastic section that biases the protruding section by elasticity to each of the recessed and projecting sections, and movable in a recess-and-projection direction by each of the recessed and projecting sections when the rotation operation section rotates;
an electrode section disposed so as to face the conductive section and changing a capacitance in accordance with a movement of the conductive section; and
a detecting section detecting the change in the capacitance, wherein:
three or more sets of combination of the recessed and projecting sections, the conductive section, and the electrode section are provided;
the conductive section in each set is moved in turn by a respective recessed and projecting section in the recess-and-projection direction at a different timing with regular intervals; and
the detecting section detects a rotation direction and a rotation quantity of the rotation operation section by means of a combination pattern of the change in the capacitance provided by the electrode section,
wherein the recessed and projecting sections, the conductive section, and the electrode section in each set of the combination are arranged in a concentric manner.

US Pat. No. 10,116,306

TOUCH AND FORCE SENSITIVE ROCKER SWITCH

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

5. A portable electronic device, comprising:a housing that defines an interior volume, the housing comprising a sidewall that includes a through hole;
a button aligned with the through hole, the button comprising a surface;
a capacitive sensor positioned in the interior volume and at least partially covered by the button; and
a force sensor positioned in the interior volume and at least partially covered by the button, wherein the button is configured to accept i) a touch input to the surface that is detected by the capacitive sensor, and ii) a force touch input that is determined by the force sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,116,304

GATE TRANSISTOR CONTROL CIRCUIT

1. A device for controlling a first control gate transistor, comprising:a second transistor and a third transistor series-connected between first and second terminals of application of a power supply voltage, the junction point of these transistors being connected to the gate of the first transistor,
a terminal of application of a digital control signal;
a circuit for generating an analog signal according to variations of the power supply voltage; and
for each of the second and third transistors, a circuit of selection of a control signal of the first transistor representative of said digital signal or of said analog signal, wherein the selection circuit selects a signal among said digital control signal and said analog signal such that one of the second and third transistors is controlled in a linear state while the other one of the second and third transistors is controlled in a saturated state.

US Pat. No. 10,116,303

PARALLEL DEVICES HAVING BALANCED SWITCHING CURRENT AND POWER

VIRGINIA TECH INTELLECTUA...

1. A system comprising:a power source that provides electrical power;
two driving transistors disposed in parallel and receiving electrical power from the power source, wherein each of the two driving transistors includes a gate terminal, a source connection, and a kelvin source connection; and
a control voltage source having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein:
the control voltage source provides a control signal to the two driving transistors to activate the two driving transistors,
the first terminal is connected to the gate terminal of a first of the two driving transistors via a common inductor and a first inductor,
the first terminal is connected to the gate terminal of a second of the two driving transistors via the common inductor and a second inductor, and
the second terminal is connected to the kelvin source connections of the two driving transistors;
wherein the kelvin source connections of the two driving transistors are inductively coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,116,302

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a low-side terminal having a low-side potential;
a high-side terminal having a high-side potential different from the low-side potential;
a main output terminal having an intermediate potential;
a low-side switching element being provided between the main output terminal and the low-side terminal;
a low-side drive circuit which drives the low-side switching element and operates using the low-side potential as a reference potential and using a supply potential regulated by an offset voltage from the low-side potential as a power source potential;
a high-side switching element being provided between the main output terminal and the high-side terminal;
a high-side drive circuit which drives the high-side switching element and operates using the intermediate potential as a reference potential and using a floating potential regulated by an offset voltage from the intermediate potential as a power source potential;
a detection circuit using the intermediate potential as a reference potential and detecting condition information of the high-side switching element, thereby outputting a detection signal;
a conversion circuit using the intermediate potential as a reference potential and outputting a conversion signal corresponding to the detection signal from the detection circuit, and
a signal transmission circuit outputting a signal corresponding to the conversion signal from the conversion circuit as a voltage signal using the low-side potential as a reference potential, wherein
the signal transmission circuit includes:
a first point to which the intermediate potential is applied;
a second point to which a referred potential between the low-side potential and the high-side potential is applied, the referred potential being different from the low-side potential and the high-side potential;
a signal switching element having a first end connected to the first point and a second end, and being switched in accordance with the conversion signal; and
a diode being provided between the second point and the second end of the signal switching element and having a direction with which a forward current can flow by a voltage between the first point and the second point in a case where the intermediate potential is the low-side potential.

US Pat. No. 10,116,270

TUNABLE POWER AMPLIFIER WITH WIDE FREQUENCY RANGE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A circuit comprising:an amplifier to amplify an input signal and generate an output signal; and
a tuning network to tune a frequency response of the amplifier, the tuning network comprising at least one tunable microelectromechanical system (MEMS) capacitor, the at least one tunable MEMS capacitor comprising a MEMS superstructure disposed over a control structure, the control structure being arranged to control the MEMS superstructure and tune a capacitance of the at least one tunable MEMS capacitor, the control structure comprising an electrode, and the MEMS superstructure comprising at least one substantially planar membrane positioned parallel to the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,116,269

DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER WITH EXTENDED BANDWIDTH AND THD REDUCTION

INPHI CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A system comprising:an amplifier device comprising:
a first transistor comprising a first base terminal and a first collector terminal, the first base terminal being coupled to a first input;
a second transistor comprising a second base terminal and a second collector terminal, the second terminal base being coupled to a second input;
a first peaking inductor coupled to the first collector terminal;
a second peaking inductor coupled to the second collector terminal;
a third transistor comprising a third base terminal and a first emitter terminal, the first emitter terminal being coupled to the first peaking inductor;
a fourth transistor comprising a fourth base terminal and a second emitter terminal, the second emitter terminal being coupled to the second peaking inductor; and
a degeneration resistor coupled to the third base terminal and the fourth base terminal; and
a output proportional to an input, and the output coupled to the amplifier device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,248

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A BRUSHLESS MOTOR

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method for operating a brushless electric motor with an AC converter comprising three outputs that are allocated to the windings (U, V, W) of the electric motor, a respective power semiconductor switch arranged between each output of the AC converter and the windings (U, V, W) of the brushless electric motor, a plurality of supply voltage switches, a detection unit, a measuring unit, a motor position angle sensor, and a switch driver circuit connected to an output of the motor position angle sensor, the method comprising:detecting, by the detection unit, a defective switch of the plurality of supply voltage switches,
measuring, by the measuring unit, the voltage at the outputs of the AC converter,
determining, by the motor position angle sensor, the motor position angle (?), and
performing the following steps sequentially:
controlling all of the plurality of supply voltage switches to switch off following the detection of the defective switch so that power is no longer introduced into the windings (U, V, W) of the electric motor, and then
while all of the plurality of supply voltage switches are switched off, generating and directly applying, by the switch driver circuit in response to an output signal of the motor position angle sensor, control signals to control the power semiconductor switches to individually switch off in succession at previously defined motor position angles (?U, ?V, ?W) respectively, the previously defined motor position angles (?U, ?V, ?W) are defined to prevent electric current generated by rotation of the electric motor from flowing to the plurality of supply voltage switches.

US Pat. No. 10,116,222

SOFT SWITCHING FLYBACK CONVERTER WITH PRIMARY CONTROL

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A flyback converter, comprising:a transformer, including:
a primary winding, including a first end to receive an input voltage signal, and a second end, and
a secondary winding, including a first end to provide an output voltage signal, and a second end;
a first switch, including a first terminal coupled with the second end of the primary winding, a second terminal coupled with a first constant voltage node, and a first control terminal to receive a first switching control signal;
a second switch, including a first terminal coupled with the second end of the secondary winding, a second terminal coupled with a second constant voltage node, and a second control terminal to receive a second switching control signal;
a first control circuit to provide the first switching control signal to turn on the first switch for a non-zero first time period in a converter cycle to allow current to flow in a first direction in the primary winding in response to a first switch voltage across the first switch transitioning below a first threshold; and
a second control circuit to provide the second switching control signal to turn on the second switch for a non-zero second time period following the first time period in the converter cycle, the second control circuit operative to provide the second switching control signal to again turn on the second switch for a non-zero third time period in the converter cycle in response to a second switch voltage across the second switch transitioning below a second threshold to cause current flow in a second direction in the primary winding to at least partially discharge a capacitance of the first switch to cause the first switch voltage to transition below the first threshold to initiate a subsequent converter cycle and allow the first switch to operate at or near a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) condition.

US Pat. No. 10,116,204

DISTRIBUTION TRANSFORMER INTERFACE APPARATUS AND METHODS

Gridbridge, Inc., Raleig...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one external source terminal configured to be connected to at least one secondary terminal of a distribution transformer;
at least one external load terminal configured to be connected to a load;
a shunt converter circuit having a first port coupled to the at least one external source terminal to provide parallel connection to a secondary winding of the distribution transformer, wherein the distribution transformer is not coupled to the at least one external source terminal via a shunt transformer;
a series converter circuit having a first port coupled to the at least one external load terminal and a second port coupled to a second port of the shunt converter circuit, and
wherein the apparatus is independent of the distribution transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,116,200

DC/DC CONVERTER DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A DC/DC converter device, comprising:a DC/DC converter including a power conversion unit configured to step up or step down an input voltage supplied from a DC power source to output an output voltage, and a reactor connected between the power conversion unit and the DC power source; and
a control unit configured to generate an output voltage target value in accordance with an output voltage command value to control the power conversion unit such that the output voltage follows the output voltage target value,
wherein the control unit includes a rate-of-change limiting value setting unit configured to set a rate-of-change limiting value for the output voltage target value, and is configured to limit the output voltage command value by using the rate-of-change limiting value, to thereby generate the output voltage target value, and
wherein the rate-of-change limiting value setting unit is configured to obtain an index value for quantitatively evaluating an amount of fluctuation in the input voltage supplied to the DC/DC converter, to thereby change a setting of the rate-of-change limiting value in such a direction as to narrow a rate-of-change limiting range when the index value is within a predetermined specific range.

US Pat. No. 10,116,189

ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE EQUIPPED WITH ROTOR WITH OIL CONTAINERS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A rotating electrical machine comprising:a housing:
a stator comprising a stator core, the stator core comprising a coil end, the stator being fixed to the housing, the coil end of the stator core protruding toward an end surface of the stator; and
a rotor comprising a rotor core, a rotor shaft and a pair of rotor side plates, both end surfaces of the rotor core being arranged between the rotor side plates, the rotor shaft of the rotor being rotatably supported by the housing, the rotor core comprising core sheets stacked in a direction of a rotary axis of the rotor shaft, the rotor core being arranged to have a specified gap between the end surfaces of the rotor core and the stator so as to rotate the rotor core around the stator while keeping the specific gap,
wherein one or more oil containers are arranged on at least one surface of each of the rotor side plates, each of the oil containers comprises a scoop-up part and an exhaust outlet formed at end sections of the oil container,
when the rotor is rotating, the scoop-up part of each of the oil containers scoops up an oil stored in the housing, inside air in the oil container are compressed, and the exhaust outlet of the oil container exhausts the oil and the compressed air together, and
the oil is stored in a lowermost side of the housing so that the scoop-up part and the exhaust outlet in each of the oil containers are immersed and the scoop-up part of each of the oil containers scoops up the oil in the lowermost side of the housing when the rotor is rotating, and
the scoop-up part in each of the oil containers has a U shape formed at a corner of the oil container so that an upper surface, a short side surface and a long side surface at the corner of the oil container are connected together.

US Pat. No. 10,116,178

ROTOR WITH EMBEDDED PERMANENT MAGNET HAVING ADHESIVE ON ONE SIDE AND COOLING CHANNELS ON THE OTHER SIDE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An embedded permanent magnet rotary electric machine comprising:a stator comprising:
an annular stator core; and
a stator coil that is mounted to said stator core; and
a rotor comprising:
a rotor core that is configured by laminating and integrating electromagnetic steel sheets, and that is fixed to a shaft so as to be disposed rotatably inside said stator core;
a plurality of permanent magnet housing apertures that are disposed circumferentially so as to be respectively formed so as to pass axially through an outer circumferential side of said rotor core; and
permanent magnets that are housed in each of said magnet housing apertures,
wherein:
at least one coolant flow channel is formed so as to pass axially through said rotor core radially inside said magnet housing apertures;
a linking flow channel is formed so as to have a flow channel width that is narrower than a maximum flow channel width of said coolant flow channel, so as to link said coolant flow channel and said magnet housing apertures, and so as to pass axially through said rotor core; and
said permanent magnets are fixed to an inner wall surface of said magnet housing apertures by an adhesive that is disposed only between a wall surface of said permanent magnets that is positioned on a radially inner side or a radially outer side of said permanent magnets and said inner wall surface of said magnet housing apertures so as to expose a region of a wall surface of said permanent magnets that is positioned on a radially inner side that faces said linking flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,116,177

ROTOR FOR ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A rotor for a rotary electric machine, comprising:a shaft;
a rotor core through which the shaft passes, for rotating integrally with the shaft; and
a plurality of permanent magnets, each being extended in an axial direction of the rotor core and being fixed to the rotor core along a circumferential direction of the rotor core,
wherein the rotor core comprises:
a first core portion comprising a plurality of core pieces joined together through caulking portions, and a hollow first lightening portion separated away from the shaft in a radial direction of the rotor core; and
a second core portion comprising a plurality of core pieces joined together through caulking portions, and a press-fit portion held in close contact with the first core portion, into which the shaft is press-fitted,
wherein a radial width of a magnetic path of a ring-shaped outer circumferential portion formed by laminating the first core portion and the second core portion changes along the circumferential direction, and
wherein the shaft passing through a center axis line of the hollow first lightening portion of the first core portion is surrounded by a ring through a gap portion therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,116,170

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAXIMUM POWER POINT TRANSFER IN RECEIVERS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless power receiver comprising:a first rectifier coupled to a first antenna, and configured to rectify a first power received at the first antenna and generate a first rectified power;
a second rectifier coupled to a second antenna, and configured to rectify a second power received at the second antenna and generate a second rectified power;
a controller configured to transmit an operational instruction to an input boost converter to adjust the first rectified power in response to determining that the power extracted by the receiver is less than a global power maximum based upon the first rectified power and the second rectified power; and
an output boost converter configured to adjust the power provided to a load associated with the receiver,
wherein the controller is configured to:
determine load requirements for the load associated with the receiver; and
transmit one or more operational instructions to at least one of the input boost converter and the output boost converter based upon the load requirements for the load associated with the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,116,166

AUTONOMOUS APPARATUS AND SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH AN APPARATUS

Phlox, Aix en Provence (...

1. Apparatus (40) comprising an inductor (14), a rectifier (16) coupled to the inductor, a load (13) coupled to the rectifier, and a control member (29) for controlling power supply to the load (13), the apparatus being characterized in that it further comprises:a DC voltage converter (19 to 22) coupled to the rectifier (16);
a battery (12) coupled to the voltage converter; and
measurement means (26) for measuring the output voltage of the rectifier (16);
a priming circuit (18) coupled to the rectifier and to the programmable control unit and presenting sufficient capacitance to be capable of powering the control unit temporarily in the absence of a DC voltage being delivered to the rectifier or by the battery;
the load (13) being coupled to the voltage converter, and the apparatus (40) further comprising a control unit (10) coupled to the voltage converter, connected to the control member (29) and to the voltage measurement means (26), and arranged to cause either the battery to be charged by the rectifier, or the load (13) to be powered by the rectifier, or the load (13) to be powered by the battery, as a function of the state of the control member (29) and of the output voltage of the rectifier (16).

US Pat. No. 10,116,161

LINE RIPPLE COMPENSATION FOR SWITCHING POWER CONVERTERS

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A controller for a switching power converter, comprising:a peak voltage compensation circuit configured to determine a peak voltage adjustment factor responsive to a function of a difference between a desired switching period for a power switch and an actual switching period for the power switch, a desired peak voltage, and the desired switching period; and
a constant voltage control circuit including an adder configured to add the desired peak voltage with the peak voltage adjustment factor to provide a compensated peak voltage, wherein the constant voltage control circuit is further configured to command the power switch to be cycled off in a current cycle of the power switch responsive to a sense voltage equaling the compensated peak voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,116,155

BATTERY CHARGING CIRCUIT WITH HIGH CAPACITY, CONTROL CIRCUIT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A battery charging circuit, having an input terminal configured to receive an input voltage and an output terminal configured to provide a system voltage, the battery charging circuit comprising:a first switching circuit, having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first switching circuit comprises a first switch, the first terminal of the first switching circuit is coupled to the input terminal of the battery charging circuit, the second terminal of the first switching circuit is coupled to the output terminal of the battery charging circuit;
a second switching circuit, comprising a second switch, wherein the second switching circuit and the first switching circuit are coupled in parallel between the input terminal and the output terminal of the battery charging circuit;
a plurality of feedback control loops, configured to provide a plurality of feedback control signals, wherein each feedback control loop receives a feedback signal, a ramp signal and a reference signal, wherein the plurality of feedback control signals are configured to turn off one of the first switching circuit and the second switching circuit;
a logic integrated circuit, coupled to the plurality of feedback control loops to receive the plurality of feedback control signals, and configured to provide a logic integrated signal based on the plurality of feedback control signals;
a frequency dividing circuit, coupled to the logic integrated circuit to receive the logic integrated signal, and configured to divide the logic integrated signal's pulse into two sequences orderly, wherein one sequence is configured to form a first frequency dividing signal, and the other sequence is configured to form a second frequency dividing signal;
a first duration control circuit, configured to receive a first duration control signal and configured to provide a first duration signal, wherein the first duration signal is adjustable in real-time;
a second duration control circuit, configured to receive a second duration control signal and configured to provide a second duration signal, wherein the second duration signal is adjustable in real-time;
a first logic circuit, configured to receive the first frequency dividing signal and the first duration signal, and configured to provide a first switching control signal to control the first switch of the first switching circuit, wherein the first logic circuit is configured to control an off moment of the first switch according to the first frequency dividing signal, and configured to control an off duration of the first switch according to the first duration signal; and
a second logic circuit, configured to receive the second frequency dividing signal and the second duration signal, and configured to provide a second switching control signal to control the second switch of the second switching circuit, wherein the second logic circuit is configured to control an off moment of the second switch according to the second frequency dividing signal, and configured to control an off duration of the second switch according to the second duration signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,154

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

9. A battery pack, comprising:a battery including at least one battery cell;
a main switch connected between a first node and a second node, the first node connected to the battery, the second node connected to an external terminal;
a first diode connector connected between the first node and a third node;
a second diode connector connected between the second node and the third node;
a controller to manage the battery and to control the main switch;
a voltage converter to convert a voltage of the third node to a driving voltage of the controller and to supply the driving voltage to the controller,
a voltage divider having a fourth node to output a division voltage and including a first resistor between the third node and a fifth node and a second resistor between the fifth node and the fourth node;
a driving switch connected between the third node and the voltage converter, the driving switch to turn on when the driving switch receives the division voltage greater than a third threshold voltage;
a manual switch connected in parallel to the first resistor, the manual switch to be manually operated by an operator; and
a control switch connected in parallel to the first resistor and to be controlled by the controller, and
wherein when the manual switch and the control switch are opened, the driving switch receives the division voltage proportional to the voltage of the third node by a first ratio, and
wherein when the manual switch or the control switch is closed, the fifth node are directly connected with the third node and the driving switch receives the division voltage proportional to the voltage of the third node by a second ratio greater than the first ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,116,151

BATTERY CHARGER RENTAL KIOSK SYSTEM

BSENG, LLC, Satellite Be...

1. A battery pack device comprising:a housing having a chamfered edge;
a plurality of electrical contacts carried by an outer surface of the housing;
a plurality of electrical connectors carried within the housing;
a moveable control device adapted to position at least one of the plurality of electrical connectors through an aperture located in the housing when activated; and
a battery contained within the housing and in electrical communication with each of the plurality of electrical connectors and the plurality of electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,116,129

EOS EVENT DETECTION CIRCUIT FOR DETECTING EOS EVENT ON SUPPLY VOLTAGE RAIL COUPLED TO POWER SUPPLY

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. An EOS event detection circuit coupled to a power supply via a supply voltage rail, the EOS event detection circuit comprising:a plurality of sub-circuits coupled to the supply voltage rail, each sub-circuit comprising:
a first transistor;
a Zener diode coupled between the supply voltage rail and a first terminal of the first transistor; and
a fusible element coupled between a second terminal of the first transistor and the supply voltage rail;
wherein the first transistor is configured to cause the fusible element to open when an EOS event occurring on the supply voltage rail exceeds a reverse breakdown voltage of the Zener diode; and
wherein the Zener diode in each sub-circuit has a different reverse breakdown voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,116,127

JUNCTION BOXES WITH WRAP-AROUND COMPARTMENTS

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A junction box, comprising:a base having a bottom and a sidewall arising from the bottom;
a driver cap, the driver cap having
a top,
sidewalls depending from the top, and
partition portions extending outwardly from the sidewalls, the partition portions being arranged so as to extend to the sidewall of the base and thereby divide the base into at least two compartments that wrap around the driver cap; and
a cover sized and adapted to engage the base and to form a closed enclosure with the base.

US Pat. No. 10,116,126

OUTDOOR UNIT OF AIR CONDITIONER

Hitachi-Johnson Controls ...

1. An outdoor unit of an air conditioner, comprising:an electrical box;
a housing that covers the electrical box to form an contour;
an electrical box cover member that covers components inside the electrical box; and
a housing cover that covers the electrical box cover member from outside,
wherein the electrical box cover member includes a work opening and has an opening cover that covers the work opening, and wherein the housing cover abuts on the opening cover in a state of the opening cover being open.

US Pat. No. 10,116,115

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT IMPLEMENTING A VCSEL ARRAY OR VCSEL DEVICE

Geoff W. Taylor, Wilton,...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a plurality of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) devices arranged in a two-dimensional array, wherein the plurality of VCSEL devices is formed from a layer structure that includes at least one bottom n-type layer, at least one intermediate p-type layer formed above the at least one bottom n-type layer, an n-type modulation doped quantum well structure formed above the at least one intermediate p-type layer, at least one spacer layer formed between the at least one intermediate p-type layer and the n-type modulation doped quantum well structure, and at least one top p-type layer formed above the n-type modulation doped quantum well structure;
an annealed oxygen implant region disposed vertically in the layer structure within the at least one spacer layer and configured to surround and extend laterally in a continuous manner between the plurality of VCSEL devices;
an annealed n-type ion implant region disposed vertically in the layer structure within the top p-type spacer layer and configured to overlie the annealed oxygen implant region and surround and extend laterally in a continuous manner between the plurality of VCSEL devices;
a common anode that contacts the at least one top p-type layer; and
a common cathode that contacts the at least one bottom n-type layer;
wherein the at least one intermediate p-type layer has a built-in hole charge Qp, the at least one bottom n-type layer has a built-in electron charge Qn, and the built-in hole charge Qp relative to the built-in electron charge Qn is configured for diode current-voltage characteristics of the plurality of VCSEL devices based on voltages applied to the common anode and the common cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,116,112

LASER OSCILLATOR

VIA MECHANICS, LTD., Kan...

1. A laser oscillator in which a pair of electrodes is disposed in a housing into which a gas is sealed, a waveguide is formed by the pair of electrodes, and a laser beam is configured to be extracted from an end of the housing, the laser oscillator comprising:a mirror holder directly attached to an end of one of the pair of electrodes, the end serving as an end of the waveguide, so that the mirror holder is capable of sliding on a surface of the end of the one of the pair of electrodes in a vertical direction with respect to a direction of the laser beam; and
a reflection mirror attached to the mirror holder and reflecting a laser beam generated in the waveguide,
wherein a passage through which a cooling medium is passed is formed inside each of the pair of electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,116,110

ROTOR ARRANGEMENT FOR A SLIP RING ASSEMBLY AND ROTARY COUPLING ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING A ROTOR ARRANGEMENT OF THIS KIND

CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE M...

1. A rotor arrangement for a slip ring assembly, said rotor arrangement comprising a shaft element and at least one contact ring, wherein the shaft element is at least partially in the form of a hollow shaft with a hollow interior and a casing wall, wherein the shaft element has a middle section, wherein each contact ring is arranged on the shaft element in the middle section, wherein the middle section has at least one cutout through the casing wall into the interior, wherein each contact ring is connected to a cable element which is guided through one of the at least one cutout into the interior, and wherein the shaft element has a first end section with an outer circumferential cross section for a rotationally fixed coupling, wherein the middle section is offset in relation to the first end section by a flange, wherein the flange has an outside diameter which is larger than a smallest outside diameter of the first end section and larger than an outside diameter of the middle section, wherein a smallest outside diameter of the first end section is larger than an outside diameter of the middle section, wherein the outer circumferential cross section of the first end section is in the form of a profile cross section, wherein the shaft element is of integral design, wherein the rotor arrangement has more than one contact ring, wherein an insulating ring which electrically insulates adjacent contact rings from one another is arranged between two adjacent contact rings in each case, and wherein a further electrically insulating ring is arranged on the middle section adjacent the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,116,091

CONNECTOR POSITION ASSURANCE DEVICE, CONNECTOR BOX AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM

TE Connectivity German Gm...

1. A connector position assurance device, comprising:a body having a body recess; and
a locking lance extending along a length of the body, the locking lance having a fixed end fixed to the body and a lance head opposite the fixed end, the lance head aligned with the body recess, resiliently deflecting from an undeformed position into the body recess, and having a lance recess and a locking stop aligned with the lance recess, the lance recess locking to a plug connector having a locking arm, the locking stop and the locking arm locking to a locking surface of a receptacle connector matable with the plug connector.

US Pat. No. 10,116,074

GRADED MIDPLANE

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LT...

1. An electronic module, comprising:a circuit board having front and rear edges, wherein the rear edge comprises (i) a first section at a first distance from the front edge and (ii) a second section at a second distance from the front edge, larger than the first distance;
first and second connectors, which are mounted along the rear edge at the first and second sections, respectively, and are configured to connect the circuit board to an interconnect unit by connecting, respectively, to first and second different connectors of the interconnect unit; and
an Integrated Circuit (IC) mounted on the circuit board, and comprises circuit traces that connect the IC to the first and second connectors, such that at least a portion of the IC is located at a third distance from the front edge, larger than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,116,065

MM-WAVE MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH POLARIZATION DIVERSITY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system, comprising:a first antenna element configured to communicate a first signal, said first signal polarized in a first orientation;
a second antenna element co-located with said first antenna element, said second antenna element configured to communicate a second signal, said second signal polarized in a second orientation, said second orientation orthogonal to said first orientation;
driver circuitry coupled to said first antenna element and said second antenna element, said driver circuitry configured to process said first signal and said second signal to achieve signal diversity in a wireless communication link;
a first transmission path between the driver circuitry and the first antenna element to provide a first channel for the first signal polarized in the first orientation; and
a second transmission path between the driver circuitry and the second antenna element to provide a second channel for the second signal polarized in the second orientation,
wherein the first transmission path and the first channel are at least partially electromagnetically isolated from the second transmission path and the second channel to enable multiple input multiple output (“MIMO”) operations for the system.

US Pat. No. 10,116,033

RFID TAG ASSEMBLY METHODS

Impinj, Inc., Seattle, W...

1. A method for assembling a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag, the method comprising:providing an antenna;
providing an integrated circuit (IC) that includes a first electrical bus and electrical circuitry, the electrical circuitry comprising one or more of a rectifier circuit, a demodulator circuit, and a modulator circuit of the IC, wherein providing the IC comprises:
coupling the first electrical bus to the one or more of a rectifier circuit, a demodulator circuit, and a modulator circuit of the IC;
disposing a plurality of conductive patches on a surface of the IC, wherein the plurality of distinct conductive patches covers a substantial portion of the surface of the IC;
capacitively coupling at least a first one of the plurality of distinct conductive patches to the first electrical bus; and
coupling the antenna to the plurality of distinct conductive patches on the surface of the IC to form the RFID tag, wherein at least one of the antenna-to-conductive-patch and the first-electrical-bus-to-conductive-patch couplings is through a dielectric material and the dielectric material includes at least one of a covering layer of the antenna and a covering layer of the IC.

US Pat. No. 10,116,026

COAXIAL FILTER HAVING FIRST TO FIFTH RESONATORS, WHERE THE FOURTH RESONATOR IS AN ELONGATED RESONATOR

COM DEV LTD., Mississaug...

1. A microwave filter comprising:a housing defining an inner cavity;
a first resonator positioned in a first portion of the inner cavity;
a third resonator positioned in a third portion of the inner cavity and being cross-coupled with the first resonator;
a second resonator positioned in a second portion of the inner cavity, the second resonator being coupled to the first resonator and the third resonator;
a fifth resonator positioned in a fifth portion of the inner cavity and being cross-coupled to the third resonator; and
a fourth resonator positioned in a fourth portion of the inner cavity, the fourth resonator being elongated and being coupled with the third resonator and the fifth resonator, wherein an electric field at a first end of the elongated fourth resonator is out of phase with an electric field at a second end of the elongated fourth resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,116,024

MICROSTRIP NOTCH FILTER WITH TWO-PRONGED FORK-SHAPED EMBEDDED RESONATOR

KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR S...

1. A notch filter comprising:a dielectric substrate;
a microstrip transmission line on the dielectric substrate; and
a fork-shaped open-circuited stub embedded in the microstrip transmission line,
wherein for a signal transmitted via the microstrip transmission line, the fork-shaped open-circuited stub causes a second spurious harmonic in the signal to be at approximately eight times a center frequency in which a first spurious harmonic is present.