US Pat. No. 10,136,729

FOLDING CHAIR

1. A folding chair which can have an unfolded state and a folded state, comprising:a seat comprising a front end, a rear end, at least one guiding portion, and a top surface;
a back pivotally coupled to the seat;
an interlinking device comprising at least one actuating member, wherein the at least one actuating member is movably coupled to the at least one guiding portion;
a front leg separated and independent from the back, wherein the front leg is pivotally coupled to the at least one actuating member, such that when the folding chair transitions between the unfolded state and the folded state, the front leg is driven by the interlinking device;
a rear leg coupled to the seat and the front leg;
whereby, when the interlinking device is actuated, the folding chair is able to transition between the unfolded state and the folded state;
wherein the back further comprises a back lower end, which is lower than the top surface in the unfolded state, wherein the interlinking device further comprises a linking mechanism, wherein the linking mechanism is coupled to the back lower end, and wherein when the folding chair transitions from the unfolded state to the folded state, the back is rotated by the linking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,136,721

BAG WITH INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS

1. A bag for holding objects comprising:a front panel with an outer perimeter connected to an outer perimeter of a front side of a central panel;
a back panel with an outer perimeter connected to an outer perimeter of a back side of the central panel;
wherein the front panel, central panel, and back panel when connected form a first central hollow compartment configured to accommodate a plurality of objects;the central panel can be removed with the front panel outer perimeter connected to the back panel outer perimeter to create a second central hollow compartment andthe bag includes a first should strap and a second shoulder strap, the first shoulder strap having a first should strap fastening member located along an upper portion for connecting to a first hood fastening member of a removable hood and the second should strap having a second shoulder strap fastening member for connecting to a second hood fastening member of the removable hood.

US Pat. No. 10,136,720

COSMETIC CONTAINER

AMG Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A cosmetic container comprising:a container main part in a substantially cylindrical shape that has a cosmetic product stored therein;
a first cap that removably engages with a first end of the container main part and comprises an applicator for applying the cosmetic product; and
a second cap that removably engages with a second end of the container main part, wherein
a finishing tool for finishing makeup is placed at a position of the container main part near the second end,
a diameter of the first cap is formed to increase from a connection portion with the container main part toward a closed end of the first cap and to have a maximum value at a position between the connection portion and the closed end, and
a diameter of the second cap is formed to increase from a connection portion with the container main part toward a closed end of the second cap and to have a maximum value at a position between the connection portion and the closed end, wherein
a ratio ?1 (L4/L1) of a length L4 of the first cap to a length L1 of the cosmetic container is not less than 0.2 and not more than 0.3,
a ratio ?2 (L2/L1) of a length L2 of the second cap to the length L1 of the cosmetic container is not less than 0.2 and not more than 0.3, and
a ratio ?3 (L3/L1) of a length L3 of the container main part to the length L1 of the cosmetic container is not less than 0.4 and not more than 0.6.

US Pat. No. 10,136,713

CONVERTIBLE CARRYING BAG

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A bag comprising:an internal volume defined by a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and opposing first and second end walls extending between the top wall and the bottom wall;
a closure mechanism positioned only on the first end wall of the first and second end walls, the closure mechanism configured to collapse the first end wall when the closure mechanism is actuated without substantially changing a surface area of the second end wall;
a carrying strap attached near the first end wall and releasably attachable to one of at least two anchors near the second end wall, wherein a first anchor of the at least two anchors is positioned closer to the front wall than a second anchor of the at least two anchors, wherein the second anchor is positioned closer to the rear wall than the first anchor; wherein when the carrying strap is attached to the first anchor of the at least two anchors near the second end wall, the carrying strap runs generally along the top wall of the bag, and when the carrying strap is attached to the second anchor of the at least two anchors near the second end wall, the carrying strap runs generally along the top wall of the bag; and
an opening in at least one of the top wall, the bottom wall, the front wall, or the rear wall to access the internal volume of the bag from outside the bag; and
an exterior pocket on the first end wall.

US Pat. No. 10,136,700

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH FLUID-FILLED CHAMBER LACKING AN INFLATION CHANNEL AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A mold for forming a fluid-filled chamber formed from a first sheet and a second sheet, the mold comprising:a first mold half having a first weld portion;
a second mold half having a second weld portion, the second weld portion aligned with the first weld portion to create a perimeter weld between the first sheet and the second sheet of the fluid-filled chamber when the first mold half and the second mold half are moved from an open state to a closed state; and
a gate valve associated with one of the first mold half and the second mold half and including a weld portion aligned with the first weld portion and the second weld portion, the gate valve moveable relative to the one of the first mold half and the second mold half to create an inflation channel between the first sheet and the second sheet at the perimeter weld by separating one of the first sheet and the second sheet from the other of the first sheet and the second sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,136,698

SHOE INSOLE

IMPLUS FOOTCARE, LLC, Du...

1. An insole having a top surface for contacting a user's foot and a bottom surface for contacting the bottom interior of a user's shoe, comprising:a. a base, said base having a base top side and a base bottom side, said base having a heel end, a toe end, a medial side defining an inner arch area and a lateral side defining an outer border area, said medial and said lateral sides extending from said heel end to said toe end along said arch area and said outer border area of said insole, respectively, and said base bottom side of said base defining a toe area, a forefoot area, a stability area and a heel area;
b. a stability cradle made of semi-rigid material, said stability cradle having a cradle top side and a cradle bottom side and a single extended heel pad opening extending from said cradle top side to said cradle bottom side along the lateral side of the insole from the midfoot area to the heel area and from the lateral side to the medial side in the heel area, said cradle top side affixed to a stability cradle indentation area of said base bottom side of said base;
c. a forefoot pad located in a forefoot indentation area between said midfoot and said toe areas of the insole;
d. a continuous extended heel pad having a top surface and a bottom surface and extending along the lateral side of the insole from the midfoot area to the heel area, said extended heel pad having said top surface affixed to said base bottom surface and said bottom surface extending through the single extended heel pad opening in said stability cradle, the continuous extended heel pad corresponding in shape to said single extended heel pad opening; and
e. a supplemental heel pad having a top surface and a bottom surface, said top surface being affixed and positioned over a portion of the extended heel pad in the heel pad area of the insole that is extending through the single extended heel pad opening in said stability cradle.

US Pat. No. 10,136,693

PROTECTIVE FACE SHIELD ASSEMBLY

PAULSON MANUFACTURING COR...

1. A protective face shield assembly for use with a safety helmet, the face shield assembly comprising:an inner frame configured to be detachably mounted to the safety helmet, said inner frame having a plurality of through side slots in a position spaced from the detachable mounting;
a shield frame rotatably mounted to said inner frame and having a stowed position and a deployed position, said shield frame having a side portion with a plurality of through side slots, said shield frame side portion overlapping said inner frame side portion when said shield frame is in the deployed position in a manner that said shield frame side slots are in offset registration with said inner frame side slots so that the respective side slots have substantially no direct overlap to thereby provide indirect ventilation and provide protection from energy from an arc-flash event; and
a face protective window mounted to said shield frame, said window being raised together with said shield frame when in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,136,689

NECKWEAR FOR DISPLAYING COINS, MEDALS OR BARS

PATUGA LLC, Clarence, NY...

1. A neckwear, comprising:a neckband;
a first coin, medal or bullion bar;
a second coin, medal or bullion bar;
a hermetically sealed neckband module that displays the first coin, medal or bullion bar through glass;
at least one hermetically sealed display segment that displays the second coin, medal or bullion bar through glass; and
at least one fastener,
wherein said neckband is connected to said hermetically sealed neckband module and said hermetically sealed neckband module is connected to said at least one hermetically sealed display segment;
wherein said hermetically sealed neckband module contains the first coin, medal or bullion bar;
wherein said at least one hermetically sealed display segment contains the second coin, medal or bullion bar; and
wherein said at least one fastener includes a first fastener that pivotably connects said hermetically sealed neckband module to said at least one hermetically sealed display segment;
wherein said at least one hermetically sealed display segment comprises at least one intra-changeable hermetically sealed display segment.

US Pat. No. 10,136,684

MOLDED WATERSPORTS AND COLD CLIMATE ACCESSORIES

SOLITE INNOVATIONS LLC, ...

1. A watersports garment for a user's foot, comprising a sole portion integrally attached to an ankle portion,wherein the sole portion comprises a single piece of seamless molded foam having inner and outer surfaces, the sole portion defining an opening for receiving the user's foot, wherein the first inner surface is dimensioned and configured to receive the user's foot and to enclose the sole and sides of the user's foot at an approximately uniform height from the tops of the toes to the top of the heel, and wherein the single piece of seamless molded foam has a durometer below 35 Asker C,
wherein the ankle portion comprises a high-stretch neoprene having inner and outer surfaces, the inner surface being bonded to a first fabric lining that receives the user's ankle,
wherein the ankle portion is bonded to the sole portion at an overlap of the ankle portion over the sole portion around the periphery of the opening, the bond formed by a layer of waterproof glue, and
wherein at a seam where the outer surface of the sole portion abuts the outer surface of the ankle portion, an external seam sealant is applied to provide additional waterproofing and strength to the seam, wherein the external seam sealant is a silicone- or polyurethane-based viscous, room-temperature-cured waterproof compound,
wherein at the bonded overlap of the ankle portion over the sole portion, an overlapped section of the sole portion includes a thin lip extending around the periphery of the opening, and the inner surface of an overlapped section of the ankle portion includes a skived surface cut at an angle through the first fabric lining and at least part of the distance through the high-stretch neoprene of the ankle portion, such that one part of the first outer surface of the thin lip is bonded by the waterproof glue to the first fabric lining of the inner surface of the ankle portion, and a second part of the first outer surface of the thin lip is bonded by the waterproof glue to the high-stretch neoprene of the inner surface of the ankle portion.

US Pat. No. 10,136,681

DUAL USE BRA GARMENT FOR USER-SELECTED CONVERSION BETWEEN A CONVENTIONAL NURSING BRA CONFIGURATION AND A BREAST MILK ENGORGEMENT INHIBITING CONFIGURATION

1. A multi-configurational bra garment, the bra garment comprising:a bra body portion including a left front face and a right front face, a central gap defined by separation of said left and right front face, a rear face and a pair of right and left lateral sides adjoining said left and right front and rear faces such that said left lateral side is attached to said left front face and the left side of said rear face and said right lateral side is attached to said right front face and the right side of said rear face, and a pair of left and right breast cup portions integrated into the respective one of said left and right front faces of said bra body portion,
wherein said pair of left and right breast cup portions include a first layer disposed over a second layer, said first layer having a first mechanical coupling mechanism attached to an upper edge, and said second layer having a second mechanical coupling mechanism attached to an upper edge, each of said first and second mechanical coupling mechanisms being configurable for releasable attachment;
a pair of shoulder straps, each shoulder strap having a length extending, and attached at opposite shoulder strap length ends to, an upper portion of said back face of said bra body portion and to the respective one of each of said left and right breast cup portions second layer mechanical coupling mechanism;
a first pair of pressure-applying straps, said first pair of straps include,
a first strap and a second strap provided at a base portion of said left and right front face, said first pair of pressure-applying straps having an exterior surface, an interior surface, and having a length extending between a proximal end and a distal end, proximate said distal end of each respective one of said first pair of pressure-applying straps being integrated therewith a coupling mechanism on said interior surface, wherein said first and second strap of said first pair of pressure-applying straps are configured for releasable attachment when said bra garment is donned by disposing said first strap over said second strap and attaching said coupling mechanism of each respective one of said straps to a connector mechanism integrated therewith on said back face of said bra body portion; and
a second pair of pressure-applying straps, said second pair of straps include,
a first strap and a second strap depending from said second layer of said breast cup, said second pair of pressure-applying straps having an exterior surface, an interior surface, and having a length extending between a proximal end and a distal end, wherein said first and second strap of said second pair of pressure-applying straps respectively extend outwardly through a corresponding slit on said left and right lateral sides of said bra body portion, proximate said distal end of each respective one of said second pair of pressure-applying straps being integrated therewith a coupling mechanism on said interior surface, wherein said first and second strap of said second pair of pressure-applying straps are configured for releasable attachment when said bra garment is donned by extending said first and second strap rearwardly and attaching said coupling mechanism of each respective one of said straps to said connector mechanism integrated therewith on said back face of said bra body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,136,680

GARMENT WITH BACK STAYS FOR ENHANCED FIT

Cupid Foundations, Inc., ...

1. A garment comprising:a front fabric panel configured to rest on a front midsection of a wearer;
a back fabric panel configured to rest on a back of a wearer; the front fabric panel connected to the back fabric panel wherein the front fabric panel and the back fabric panel circumscribe the wearer's midsection;
at least one pair of stays supported by the garment, wherein the at least one pair of stays are located only in or on the back fabric panel and wherein each of the stays will not be in direct contact with a skin surface of the wearer; and
whereby the at least one pair of stays pull a front of the garment thereby smoothing the front fabric panel over the wearer's midsection.

US Pat. No. 10,136,676

ELECTRONIC VAPOR PROVISION SYSTEM

NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIM...

1. An electronic vapor provision system comprising:a vaporizer for vaporizing liquid for inhalation by a user of the electronic vapor provision system;
a re-chargeable power supply comprising a cell or battery for supplying power to the vaporizer, wherein the cell or battery is configured to be re-chargeable solely from a power source external to the electronic vapor provision system;
a sensor for detecting airflow through the electronic vapor provision system as a result of the inhalation by the user;
a manual activation device; and
a control unit for causing power from the cell or battery to be supplied to the vaporizer to vaporize the liquid providing the control unit determines that both (i) the sensor is detecting airflow through the electronic vapor provision system and (ii) the manual activation device is manually activated by the user,
wherein the manual activation device is configured to remain activated only for the duration of an ongoing, continuous operation from the user, and once the user operation terminates, the manual activation device is configured to automatically de-activate.

US Pat. No. 10,136,674

ELECTRONIC VAPORISER SYSTEM

BEYOND TWENTY LTD., Lond...

1. An electronic cigarette vaporiser system that includes an electronic vaporiser and a user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge, wherein the electronic vaporiser includes a heating element that is not in the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge but is instead in, or in e-liquid communication with, an e-liquid reservoir in the vaporiser; wherein the electronic vaporiser includes a mechanical valve that is (i) pushed up from its seat to enable automatic filling of the vaporiser with e-liquid from a fluid transfer mechanism in the system and (ii) returns to seal against its seat at other times when the vaporiser is being vaped or inhaled from, in which the fluid transfer mechanism includes an electric or electronic pump that is configured to withdraw e-liquid from the user-replaceable e-liquid cartridge and pump pressurized e-liquid to the e-liquid reservoir in the vaporiser.

US Pat. No. 10,136,672

SOLDERLESS DIRECTLY WRITTEN HEATING ELEMENTS

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. A vaporizer comprising:a heating element directly written to a support member, the heating element including first and second extremities;
an inner contact member; and
a first pressure member to sandwich the first extremity of the heating element over said inner contact member to effect first solderless pressure contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,136,656

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A FOOD PRODUCT WITH ADDITIVES

The Hillshire Brands Comp...

1. A method of making a food product in a continuous in-line production process, the method comprising:applying, by an additive application device, an additive to a surface of a sheet of a casing material while the sheet of casing material is being unrolled from a roll of casing material;
while the sheet of casing material is attached to the roll of casing material, transferring the sheet of casing material to a forming shoulder via an intermediate roller that substantially changes a direction of travel of the sheet of casing material and such that the forming shoulder receives the sheet of casing material after the additive application device applies the additive to the surface of the sheet of casing material, wherein the intermediate roller is separate from the additive application device;
forming, by the forming shoulder, the sheet of casing material into a tubular shape with the additive on an interior surface of the tubular shape;
longitudinally sealing the tubular shaped casing material;
after longitudinally sealing the tubular shaped casing material, extruding a food component such that the food component is received within the tubular shaped casing material plus additive and at least a portion of the additive remains in a liquid form as the food component is received within the tubular shaped casing material plus additive; and
transversely cutting the sealed tubular shaped casing material with the extruded food component to detach part of the sealed tubular shaped casing material from the casing roll,
wherein each of the above steps is performed in the continuous in-line production process,
wherein at least a portion of the additive is transferred from the casing material to the food component after the food component is received within the tubular shaped casing material plus additive and is consumable with the food component.

US Pat. No. 10,136,635

IRRADIATION OF RED BLOOD CELLS AND ANAEROBIC STORAGE

New Health Sciences, Inc....

1. A blood storage system for reducing irradiation damage to red blood cells comprising:a collection vessel for red blood cells;
an oxygen or oxygen and carbon dioxide depletion device comprising a cartridge; a plurality of hollow fibers or gas-permeable films extending within the cartridge from an entrance to an exit thereof, wherein the hollow fibers or gas-permeable films are adapted to receiving and conveying red blood cells; and an oxygen and carbon dioxide scavenger packed within the cartridge and contiguous to and in between the plurality of hollow fibers or gas-permeable films;
a storage vessel for storing oxygen or oxygen and carbon dioxide-depleted red blood cells under an anaerobic condition;
a first tubing connecting the collection vessel to the oxygen or oxygen and carbon dioxide depletion device; and
a second tubing connecting the oxygen or oxygen and carbon dioxide depletion device to the storage vessel;
wherein said oxygen or oxygen and carbon dioxide-depleted red blood cells are capable of being irradiated with a gamma- or X-ray irradiating device, when stored in said storage vessel; and
wherein said irradiation damage to said oxygen and carbon dioxide-depleted red blood cells is reduced without the addition of L-carnitine or an alkanoul derivative to said blood storage system and said oxygen and carbon dioxide-depleted red blood cells.

US Pat. No. 10,136,633

SOLO HUNTER SYSTEM

1. A solo hunter system, the system comprising:a right angle support member configured to be affixable to a vertical-object;
said right angle support member configured to form a substantially L-shape having;
a vertical angle member having a first end;
a horizontal angle member having a second end configured to extend outwardly away from a right angle vertex; and
a threaded anchor hingebly coupled to said right angle vertex configured to be affixable to said vertical-object;
a stabilizing spike located at said first end of said vertical angle member extending opposite of said horizontal angle member;
a hanger loop proximate said second end of said horizontal angle member, said hanger loop configured to receive and interact with a pulley system; and
wherein the right angle support member is configured to be affixable to said vertical-object by screw-fastening said threaded anchor into said vertical-object and said vertical angle member being positioned against and substantially parallel to said vertical-object such that said stabilizing spike impales said vertical-object at a point vertically below said threaded anchor with said horizontal angle member extending outwardly from said vertical-object to support said hanger loop at a distance away from said vertical-object to receive said pulley system in functional combination to thus provide an elevated lifting system.

US Pat. No. 10,136,632

MODIFIED FIELD INCINERATING ARRANGEMENT

1. A mobile field incinerating arrangement for incinerating materials on a ground surface comprising, in combination:a mobile vehicle having a chassis, and said chassis having a forward end, a rear end spaced longitudinally from said forward end, a pair of transversely spaced apart sides extending between said forward end and said rear end, a top surface and a bottom surface spaced vertically downwardly from said top surface, and said chassis defining a substantially open chassis volume between said forward end, said back end, said pair of spaced apart sides, said top surface and said bottom surface;
a water tank mounted on said chassis, in said open chassis volume and said water tank having a bottom wall, a top wall spaced vertically upwardly therefrom said bottom wall, a pair of transversely spaced apart side walls extending between said water tank top wall and said water tank bottom wall, and said water tank having a front wall in regions adjacent said forward end of said chassis and a rear wall in regions adjacent said rear end of said chassis to define a closed water storage volume between said water tank top wall, said water tank bottom wall, said water tank front wall, said water tank back wall and said water tank side walls;
said bottom wall of said water tank having a front edge spaced a first preselected distance from the ground surface and a back edge spaced a second preselected distance greater than said first preselected distance from the ground surface, and said bottom wall of said water tank having an outer surface facing and spaced from the ground surface to define a wedge shaped incineration volume having a smaller vertical height in regions adjacent said forward end of said chassis and a larger vertical height in regions adjacent said rear end of said chassis;
a ceramic coating on said outer surface of said bottom wall of said water tank spaced from the ground surface;
a burner assembly having a mixing chamber mounted on said chassis at said forward end thereof, and said mixing chamber having an air inlet for receiving air, a fuel inlet for receiving fuel and a combustion manifold having a plurality of fuel nozzles in a transversely spaced apart array and said plurality of fuel nozzles for emitting flame directed towards the ground surface for providing incineration of the material on the ground surface;
said mixing chamber of said burner assembly rotatable about a transversely extending horizontal axis to selectively position said flame from said fuel nozzles in preselected separations respect to the ground surface;
a pair of exterior water manifolds coupled to said chassis extending longitudinally and one of said pair of exterior water manifolds mounted on each of said spaced apart sides of said chassis, and each of said exterior water manifolds of having a plurality of external water nozzles and said plurality of water nozzles extending longitudinally from regions adjacent the forward end of said chassis to regions adjacent the rear end of said chassis for dispensing water onto the ground surface in regions external and adjacent to the chassis;
a misting water manifold mounted in the said open chassis volume of said chassis and extending transversely across said open chassis volume in regions adjacent the rear edge of said bottom wall of said water tank and said misting water manifold having a plurality of misting water nozzles extending transversely across said chassis volume for dispensing a misting water spray towards the ground surface and into said chassis volume adjacent the rear end of said chassis;
a filter box mounted on said chassis in regions adjacent the rear end of said open chassis volume and extending transversely across said incineration volume for receiving and filtering products of combustion generated by the incineration of the materials on said ground surface to remove particulate matter therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,136,631

BED BUG TRAP AND MONITOR

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A trapping device for capturing crawling insects, the trapping device comprising:support structure having at least a first edge, the support structure comprising a trap surface portion and a second surface portion;
the trap surface portion having a texture that is suitable for insects to crawl on when the trap surface is in a substantially vertical position, the trap surface portion including a base funnel, a wing area, and a collecting area,
the base funnel having a first greatest width in a direction parallel to the first edge of the support structure, the base funnel including:
an entrance edge adjacent the first edge of the support structure; and
a first neck having a first neck width narrower than the first greatest width of the base funnel, the first neck being located in use at an opposite end of the base funnel from the entrance edge and extending away from the entrance edge;
the wing area having a second greatest width that is greater than the first neck width, the wing area engaging the first neck, the wing area comprising: one or more wing sections having angled edges
the collecting area having a third greatest width, the collecting area engaging a bridge having a bridge width narrower than the third greatest width of the collecting area, and a bridge length extending from the collecting area to the wing area; and
the second surface portion having a texture that is not suitable for insects to crawl on when the support structure is in a substantially vertical position, the second surface portion engaging and surrounding the trap surface portion at one or more edges excluding at least the entrance edge of the base funnel so that the insects remain on the trap surface.

US Pat. No. 10,136,625

ICE FISHING ROD WITH HEATING CONCENTRATED AT EYELETS

HUNT605 LLC, Rapid City,...

1. A heated ice fishing rod, comprising:(a) an elongated body;
(b) at least one eyelet extending outwardly from the elongated body;
(c) a handle at one end of the elongated body;
(d) a battery in the handle;
(e) a heating element in electrical contact with the battery, wherein the heating element extends in a hollow bore through a center of the elongated body to a distal end of the elongated body, and extends back along an entire length of an exterior of the elongated body towards a proximal end of the elongated body, and extends around the at least one eyelet.

US Pat. No. 10,136,620

FILTRATION SYSTEMS FOR AQUARIUMS

Elive LLC, New Berlin, W...

1. A filtration system for a fish tank, the filtration system comprising:an upper housing having an interior cavity;
a lower housing slidingly coupled to the upper housing to permit changes in an overall length of the filtration system, wherein the overall length is measured along a vertical direction, and wherein the lower housing includes at least one water inlet configured to receive water from the fish tank;
a filter cartridge disposed at least partially within the inner cavity; and
a pump configured to draw water from the lower housing along the vertical direction and into the inner cavity and through the filter cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,136,619

INTELLIGENT PET MONITORING SYSTEM

SMILABLES INC., Berkeley...

1. A system comprising:a pet monitoring device having a plurality of sensors configured to gather measurement data from a pet, the measurement data including motion and arousal; and
a monitoring hub configured to receive the measurement data from the pet monitoring device and analyze the measurement data,
wherein aggregated measurement data is obtained from a remote platform, the remote platform configured to receive information from a plurality of monitoring hubs associated with a plurality of pet monitoring devices,
wherein the aggregated measurement data is analyzed using machine learning techniques to generate a learning receptivity model for predicting times and durations when pets will be receptive to learning, and
wherein the measurement data from the pet monitoring device is analyzed based on the learning receptivity model to predict a time and duration when a pet associated with the pet monitoring device will be receptive to learning.

US Pat. No. 10,136,617

COLLAR STRUCTURE FOR PETS

JC-SUNNY INTERNATIONAL CO...

1. A collar structure for pets comprising:a belt consisting of a first elastic layer, a soft ribbon layer and a second elastic layer, wherein the soft ribbon layer is sandwiched between the first elastic layer and the second elastic layer; an end of the belt is fixed onto a connector body while the other end of the belt wraps around a target position and penetrates through the connector body such that the other end of the belt can be fixed onto the connector body; at least one of the first elastic layer and the second elastic layer is made of materials having an additive selected from the group consisting of pesticides, essential oils, perfumes, and the combination thereof; the soft ribbon layer is made of paper materials; the soft ribbon layer has two surfaces, and at least one of the two surfaces has the identification pattern of various colors, graphics or the combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,136,612

STERILE MODULAR FACILITY

Vium, Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. A modular vivarium comprising a cluster of pods comprising:one or more transportable cage-rack pods, each comprising one or more permanent doorways;
one or more transportable hallway pods, each comprising two or more permanent doorways;
wherein a first cage-rack pod is removably joined to a first hallway pod such that a first permanent doorway on the first cage-rack pod is mated to a first permanent doorway on the first hallway pod via a first sterile pod junction;
wherein the one or more cage-rack pods and the one or more hallway pods comprise respective interior volumes; wherein the respective interior volumes are sterile;
wherein the first sterile pod junction permits airflow between the interior of the first cage-rack pod and the interior of the first hallway pod and wherein the sterile pod junction does not permit airflow between the interior volume of either pod connected via the sterile pod junction and air outside the cluster of pods;
wherein the cluster is dynamically expandable by removably joining a second cage-rack pod to the cluster or by removably joining a second hallway pod to the cluster or by removably joining both a second cage-rack pod and a second hallway pod to the cluster; wherein such joining mates permanent doorways on the respective pods and such joining is via at least a second sterile pod junction;
wherein the first doorway of the cage-rack pod and the first doorway of the first hallway pod are closed during transport of the respective pods and open when the respective pods are removably joined via the first sterile pod junction;
wherein the first doorways of the cage-rack pod and hallway pod, and the sterile pod junction, are adapted so that when the respective pods are joined, a pre-existing sterility of the interior volumes of the respective pods is maintained.

US Pat. No. 10,136,592

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A HYBRID DISTRIBUTED HYDROCULTURE SYSTEM

SproutsIO, Inc., Cambrid...

1. A computerized method for improving plant growth comprising:storing, by a computing device, a set of growing profiles in a database in communication with the computing device, wherein each growing profile of the set of growing profiles defines a set of growing parameters for a type of plant;
receiving, by the computing device, data indicative of a first growing profile from the set of growing profiles, wherein the first growing profile is associated with a first plant growing unit from a set of plant growing units in communication with the computing device;
transmitting, by the computing device, a first set of growing parameters from the first growing profile to the first plant growing unit so that the first plant growing unit can execute the first set of growing parameters to grow a plant that is planted in the first plant growing unit;
receiving, by the computing device, first sensor data from the first plant growing unit indicative of data from one or more sensors locally installed at the first plant growing unit;
customizing, by the computing device, the first set of growing parameters based on the first sensor data from the first plant growing unit such that the first set of growing parameters is customized for a first environment in which the first plant growing unit is located, wherein the customizing comprises machine learning that aggregates environmental condition data that is associated with the first growing profile from a plurality of additional plant growing units and optimizes the first growing profile for the first environment; and
controlling a hardware component associated with the first plant growing unit using the customized first set of growing parameters,
wherein the controlling is configured to transition the first plant growing unit between a hydroponic configuration, a hybrid hydroponic and aeroponic configuration, and an aeroponic configuration in accordance with the customized first set of growing parameters,
wherein a seed cartridge of the first plant growing unit is positioned at a first location in the hydroponic configuration, the seed cartridge is positioned at a second location in the hybrid hydroponic and aeroponic configuration, and the seed cartridge is positioned at a third location in the aeroponic configuration, wherein the first location, the second location, and the third location are different, and
wherein the third location is vertically higher than the second location, and the second location is vertically higher than the first location.

US Pat. No. 10,136,572

GAUGE WHEEL WEAR EXTENDER AND DISC SCRAPER FOR CROP PLANTERS AND SINGLE DISC AIR DRILLS

1. A planter system, comprising:a disc connected to the planter;
the disc configured to penetrate the ground to make an opening for the deposit of seed therein;
a gauge wheel connected to the planter;
a tire connected to the gauge wheel;
a wear extender connected to the gauge wheel;
the wear extender having an engagement section that covers an interior edge of the tire;
wherein when the gauge wheel is installed, the engagement section of the wear extender engages an exterior surface of the disc;
wherein the wear extender is mounted to an interior surface of the gauge wheel;
wherein the wear extender overlaps an interior surface of the gauge wheel and the tire, and the engagement section of the wear extender engages an exterior surface of the disc such that the engagement section of the wear extender is between the tire and the disc.
US Pat. No. 10,137,198

LIPID LAYER FORMING COMPOSITION FOR ADMINISTRATION ONTO A SURFACE OF A LIVING ORGANISM

LIPIDOR AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A homogeneous topical composition which forms a lipid layer when applied to skin or mucous membrane, the composition comprisingvolatile silicone oil,
from 10% by weight to 30% by weight of phospholipid, and
16% by weight to 45% by weight of ethanol,wherein the silicone oil has a boiling point above 180° C. and wherein the content of volatile silicone oil is 40% by weight to 72.9% by weight of the composition, and wherein the composition comprises less than 1% by weight of water.
US Pat. No. 10,138,223

STABLE CRYSTAL FORM OF TIPIRACIL HYDROCHLORIDE AND CRYSTALLIZATION METHOD FOR THE SAME

TAIHO PHARMACEUTICALS CO....

1. A polymorph, comprising a crystal of 5-chloro-6-(2-minopyrrolidin-1-yl)methyl-2,4(1H,3H)-pyrimidinedione hydrochloride in a purity of 95% by mass or more,wherein the crystal exhibits peaks at two or more of 10.5°, 19.6°, 23.7°, 26.2°, and 31.2° which are characteristic peaks of Crystal III as a diffraction angle (2?±0.2°) in powder X-ray diffraction.
US Pat. No. 10,138,480

METHOD FOR EVALUATING REDOX ACTIVITY OF NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULE AND NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULE HAVING REDOX ACTIVITY

NEC SOLUTION INNOVATORS, ...

1. A nucleic acid molecule having redox activity, comprising at least one polynucleotide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs. 15, 22, 33, 35, 39, 50, 53, 55, 77, and 97.
US Pat. No. 10,137,204

ANTI-DLL3 ANTIBODY DRUG CONJUGATES FOR TREATING CANCER

AbbVie Stemcentrx LLC, N...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-DLL3 antibody drug conjugate (ADC), wherein the antibody drug conjugate (ADC) comprises the formula M-[L-D]n, wherein:M comprises an anti-DLL3 antibody that binds to an epitope within the DSL domain of a DLL3 protein set forth as SEQ ID NO: 3 or 4;
L comprises an optional linker;
D comprises a radioisotope; and
n is an integer from 1 to 20.
US Pat. No. 10,138,487

APTAMERS AGAINST GLIOMA CELLS

University of Central Lan...

1. A method of treating Grade I or Grade III glioma in a subject, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an aptamer comprising a nucleic acid sequence designated as SEQ ID NO:2 in association with an anti-cancer agent.
US Pat. No. 10,141,572

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A compound represented by Formula (III):Li?Co1?xMxAl?O?  (III)
wherein:
M is Mn,
0.95???1.10,
0 0 1.95???2.60.
US Pat. No. 10,138,524

SYNTHETIC NUCLEIC ACID CONTROL MOLECULES

EXACT SCIENCES DEVELOPMEN...

1. A run control composition for a diagnostic assay, wherein the diagnostic assay is configured to provide a diagnostic result by measuring a ratio of an amount of a gene in a sample from a human subject that is methylated in a methylation assay footprint nucleotide sequence in the gene to an amount of the gene in the sample that is not methylated in said methylation assay footprint nucleotide sequence, wherein a ratio in a sample above a cutoff value measured by the diagnostic assay is indicative of a disease state in the human subject, the run control composition comprising:(a) a first synthetic DNA fragment comprising the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence of said human gene, the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in said first synthetic DNA fragment comprising a pattern of cytosines, wherein each of the cytosines within the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence comprises a 5-methyl;
(b) a second synthetic DNA fragment comprising the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence of said human gene, the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in said second synthetic DNA fragment comprising the same number and pattern of cytosines as the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in the first synthetic DNA fragment, wherein none of the cytosines within the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in the second synthetic DNA fragment comprises a 5-methyl, and
(c) fish DNA;
wherein a ratio of the number of copies of the first synthetic DNA fragment to the number of copies of the second synthetic DNA fragment in the run control composition is above said cutoff value.
US Pat. No. 10,138,282

PEPTIDE ANTAGONIST OF LL-37

Indiana University Resear...

1. A composition comprising a peptide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 (LL-29), SEQ ID NO: 2 (Peptide A), SEQ ID NO: 3 (LL8-37), SEQ ID NO: 22 (pig Proadrenomedullin Peptide (PAMP)-37), SEQ ID NO: 23 (sheep Myeloid Antimicrobial Peptide (SMAP)-29) and SEQ ID NO: 24 (rabbit Cationic Antimicrobial Peptide (CAP)-18), and an antibiotic, wherein the antibiotic is not attached to the peptide, and wherein the antibiotic is doxorubicin, kanamycin, or trimethoprim.
US Pat. No. 10,138,297

ANTIBODY NEUTRALIZERS OF HUMAN GRANULOCYTE MACROPHAGE COLONY STIMULATING FACTOR

AMGEN RESEARCH (MUNICH) G...

1. A method of treating an inflammatory disease, comprising administering an effective dose of a human monoclonal antibody or fragment thereof which specifically binds to and neutralizes primate GM-CSF, wherein the antibody or fragment thereof comprises in its light chain variable region a CDR1 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 16, a CDR2 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 17 and a CDR3 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 18; and comprising in its heavy chain variable region a CDR1 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 14, a CDR2 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in SEQ ID NO: 15 and a CDR3 comprising an amino acid sequence as set out in any of SEQ ID NOS: 1-13 or 56, wherein the inflammatory disease is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), asthma, or multiple sclerosis (MS).
US Pat. No. 10,138,302

METHODS FOR TREATING RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS BY ADMINISTERING INTERLEUKIN-6 RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES

Ablynx N.V., Ghent-Zwijn...

1. A method for treating rheumatoid arthritis in a human subject comprising administering to the human subject a polypeptide that specifically binds interleukin-6receptor (IL-6R), wherein the amount of the polypeptide administered is effective:to increase total soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R) levels in serum to at least 400 ng/ml and to maintain total sIL-6R levels in serum of at least 400 ng/ml;
to increase total IL-6 levels in serum to at least 40 pg/ml and to maintain total IL-6 levels in serum of least 40 pg/ml;
to reduce C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in serum below 10 mg/l and to maintain CRP levels in serum below 10 mg/l;
to reduce CRP levels in serum by 50% or more compared to baseline levels and to maintain CRP levels in serum at 50% or more reduction compared to baseline levels;
to reduce Erythrocytes Sedimentation Rate (ESR) levels in serum by 30% or more compared to baseline levels and to maintain ESR levels in serum at 30% or more reduction compared to baseline levels;
to reduce fibrinogen levels in serum by 30% or more compared to baseline levels and to maintain fibrinogen levels in serum at 30% or more reduction compared to baseline levels; and/or
to reduce serum amyloid A levels by 30% or more compared to baseline levels and to maintain serum amyloid A levels at 30% or more reduction compared to baseline levels; for at least 4 weeks after administration; and
wherein the polypeptide comprises SEQ ID NO: 34;
and wherein the polypeptide is administered in an amount from 3 mg/kg to 6 mg/kg every 4 to 8 weeks.
US Pat. No. 10,138,559

CHEMICAL CONVERSION AGENT AND METAL SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD

NIPPON PAINT SURF CHEMICA...

1. A chemical conversion agent comprising one, or two or more metal element(s) (A) selected from the group consisting of zirconium, titanium, and hafnium,a vanadium element (B), and
a resin (C),
wherein the chemical coversion agent only includes, as the resin (C), a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) consisting of at least one of polyvinyl alcohol and a derivative thereof, and one, or two or more metal ion-crosslinkable polymer(s) (C2),
wherein a polymerization degree of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) is 500 to 1,100,
wherein the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) is one, or two or more polymer(s) selected from the group consisting of polyacrylic acid, phosphoric acid polymer, phosphonic acid polymer, water-soluble or water-dispersible epoxy polymer, water-soluble or water-dispersible urethane-based polymer, and polyester,
wherein the value of a ratio (Wa/Wb) of the mass-based total content (Wa) of the metal element (A) to the mass-based content (Wb) of the vanadium element (B) is 0.1-15,
wherein the value of a ratio ((Wa+Wb)/Wc1) of the mass-based total content (Wa+Wb) of the metal element (A) and the vanadium element (B) to the mass-based total content (Wc1) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) is 0.25-15, and
wherein the value of a ratio (Wc2/(Wc1+Wc2)) of the mass-based total content (Wc2) of the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) to the mass-based total content (Wc1+Wc2) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) and the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) is 0.4 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,137,062

DRY WIPE TO DECREASE FRIZZ, STATIC AND INCREASE SHINE ON HAIR AND AID IN PREVENTION OF REOCCURANCE OF STATIC AND FRIZZ

1. A dry wipe product consisting of:a. a flexible substrate having a first side and a second side; and
b. an anhydrous composition disposed on the first and/or second side(s) of the flexible substrate, the anhydrous composition consisting of:
i. from about 5 wt. % to about 15 wt. % ozokerite;
ii. from greater than 0 wt. % to about 50 wt. % of a fatty ester obtained from a linear or branched chain, saturated, or unsaturated alcohol having from 1 to 24 carbon atoms and a linear or branched chain fatty acid having from 3 to 24 carbon atoms;
iii. from about 15 wt. % to about 35 wt. % of an ester oil selected from the group consisting of a mono-, di- or tri-ester of glycerol;
iv. a second wax;
v. one or more natural oils and/or natural butters;
vi. optionally, one or more polyols;
vii. optionally, one or more solid fatty alcohols;
viii. optionally, one or more amidoamines;
ix. optionally, one or more emulsifiers;
x. optionally, one or more conditioning agents; and
xi. optionally, one or more fragrances.
US Pat. No. 10,138,350

AQUEOUS EMULSION OF DIALKYL PEROXIDE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. Aqueous emulsion of dialkyl peroxide consisting of:at least one dialkyl peroxide in liquid form at room temperature, representing between 10% and 75% by weight of the emulsion,
at least one emulsifier representing from 0.01% to 10% by weight of the emulsion,
optionally, at least one antifreeze,
optionally at least one functional additive,
water, the amount of which is determined so as to form the rest of said emulsion (100%),
wherein the emulsifier is a polyethoxylated nonionic surfactant chosen from the group consisting of ethoxylated carboxylic acid esters, ethoxylated amides, ethoxylated fatty amines, ethoxylated, hydrogenated or non-hydrogenated, plant or animal oils, ethoxylated sorbitan esters, ethoxylated glycerol esters, and combinations thereof, optionally in combination with at least an unethoxylated sorbitan ester, and
wherein the overall HLB (hydrophilic-lipophilic balance) of the emulsifier is between 5 and 12.
US Pat. No. 10,138,358

MOLDABLE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

CRAYOLA LLC, Easton, PA ...

1. A moldable composition comprising:water,
at least one polar polymeric resin,
at least one thickening agent comprising:
guar gum,
xanthan gum, and
a borate salt or hydrate of a borate salt, wherein the borate salt or the hydrate of a borate salt is selected from the group consisting of ammonium borate, zinc borate, sodium borate, and ammonium pentaborate tetrahydrate,
at least one humectant,
at least one filler excluding microsphere fillers,
optionally at least one releasing agent and
optionally at least one additive.
US Pat. No. 10,138,359

RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR TIRES AND PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A rubber composition for tires, comprising a modified natural rubber, the modified natural rubber prepared by treating natural rubber latex with a proteolytic enzyme, and then treating the treated natural rubber latex with at least one of a lipolytic enzyme or a phospholipid degrading enzyme.
US Pat. No. 10,137,079

TRANSDERMAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATING PAIN

CURA HEALTH INC., Missis...

1. A transdermal ethosome composition comprising:an alcohol;
a phospholipid;
a glycol;
water; and
a magnesium salt.
US Pat. No. 10,138,360

RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR VIBRATION DAMPING RUBBERS, AND VIBRATION DAMPING RUBBER

1. A rubber composition for vibration damping rubbers, comprising:a rubber component which comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of natural rubbers and polyisoprene rubbers in an amount of 60 to 95 parts by weight, and which comprises a styrene butadiene rubber in an amount of 5 to 30 parts by weight; and
a complex zinc flower in an amount of 2 to 10 parts by weight for 100 parts by weight of the rubber component;
wherein the complex zinc flower has a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of 15 to 110 m2/g, a DBP oil absorption amount of 50 to 100 mL/100 g, and a zinc flower concentration of 38 to 64% by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,137,080

METHOD OF STABILIZING ANTIBODY AND STABILIZED SOLUTION-TYPE ANTIBODY PREPARATION

KYOWA HAKKO KIRIN CO., LT...

1. A solution-type antibody preparation comprising an antibody, 10 to 30 mg/mL glycine, and 0.1 to 50 mmol/L citric acid, wherein the formation of soluble associations and chemically degraded products of said antibody are inhibited in said preparation,wherein said preparation has at least one of the following features (a) and (b):
(a) said preparation contains between 0.1 to 1 mg/mL of non-ionic surfactant; and
(b) said preparation does not contain polyethylene glycol.
US Pat. No. 10,138,361

RUBBER COMPOSITION AND PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A rubber composition, comprising:5 to 150 parts by mass of carbon black;
10 to 150 parts by mass of silica, wherein the silica comprises silica (1) that has a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area in the range 50 m2/g to less than 120 m2/g and silica (2) that has a nitrogen adsorption specific surface area of 120 m2/g or more;
100 parts by mass of a rubber component comprising styrene butadiene rubber; and
5 to 50 parts by mass of a modified polymer obtained by modifying a styrene-butadiene copolymer, wherein the modified polymer contains a moiety -(A)-C(O)R1 in which R1 is —OR4 or —B—(CO)OR5, A and B being, independently, a divalent saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group and R4 and R5 being, independently, hydrogen or a divalent saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group, and wherein the modified polymer has a weight average molecular weight of from 1000 to 100,000,
wherein the rubber composition has a tan? peak temperature of ?20° C. or higher, a rubber hardness of from 63 to 75, and a tan? at 70° C. of from 0.15 to 0.45.
US Pat. No. 10,139,385

METHOD OF TRACING CHEMICAL QUANTITIES USING ENCAPSULATED FLUORESCENT DYES

Ecolab USA Inc., Napervi...

1. A method of treating wastewater comprising introducing into wastewater (a) an aluminum salt and (b) an encapsulated tracer comprising a capsule encapsulating a core, the core comprising a xanthene derivative selected from Rhodamine WT and Rhodamine B, and the capsule comprising a polyethhylene oxide-polypropylene oxide-polyethylene oxide (“PEO-PPO-PEO”) tri-block copolymer, the encapsulated tracer introduced into the wastewater in a dosage such that the amount of aluminum salt introduced to the wastewater can be determined from fluorescence of the xanthene derivative present in the encapsulated tracer, wherein the xanthene derivative and the PEO-PPO-PEO tri-block copolymer are present in the encapsulated tracer at a ratio of from 1:20 to 3:10 by weight, and the wastewater has a pH of 6 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,137,081

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SUSTAINED RELEASE OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS

Delpor, Inc., San Franci...

1. A drug delivery device, comprising:a non-erodible, non-porous housing member defining a reservoir, said housing member having first and second opposing ends;
a porous partition positioned in the housing member; and
contained within said reservoir, a drug formulation comprised of a salt form of risperidone selected from the group consisting of risperidone octanoate, risperidone hexanoate and risperidone pentanoate, wherein the drug formulation when hydrated releases risperidone at a rate that provides a therapeutic dose over a period of at least about 2 months.
US Pat. No. 10,138,362

ETHYLENE-BASED POLYMER COMPOSITION FOR FILMS WITH IMPROVED TOUGHNESS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition comprising a first composition, comprising at least one ethylene-based polymer, and wherein the first composition comprises a MWCDI value greater than 1.2, and a melt index ratio (I10/I2) that meets the following equation: I10/I2?7.0?1.2×log (I2).
US Pat. No. 10,137,082

HYDROGEL MICROPARTICLE SCAFFOLD WITH GRADIENTS OF DEGRADABILITY AND METHODS THEREOF

Washington University, S...

1. A modular scaffold comprising a plurality of hydrogel microparticles, wherein the hydrogel microparticles are crosslinked together with at least some crosslinks having tunable rates of enzymatic degradation, wherein the crosslinks is the plasmin sensitive peptide sequence Ac-GCGGVRNGGK-NH2.
US Pat. No. 10,137,083

OPHTHALMIC PREPARATIONS

SGN Nanopharma Inc, Tamp...

1. An ophthalmic nanoemulsion formulation comprising:(a) a cyclosporine selected from the group consisting of cyclosporines A, B, C, D and G,
(b) ethanol,
(c) at least one oil, wherein the oil comprises medium chain triglycerides,
(d) at least one surfactant, wherein the surfactant is a polysorbate,
(e) at least one cationic preservative, and
(f) water or phosphate buffered saline,
wherein (i) the cyclosporine is in a solid particulate state and in a soluble state, (ii) the cyclosporine in the solid particulate state is present in the water or the phosphate buffered saline, (iii) the formulation is phospholipid-free, and (iv) the formulation comprises globules of oil comprising dissolved cyclosporine, wherein the globules have a mean diameter between 100 and 250 nm,
wherein the at least one cationic preservative is selected from the group consisting of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, cetylpyridinium chloride, benzethonium chloride, and benzalkonium chloride.
US Pat. No. 10,137,595

WOOD TREATMENT FOR DIMENSIONAL STABILIZATION

Koppers Performance Chemi...

1. A method of treating a wood product comprising the steps of contacting a composition consisting essentially of polypropylene glycol or a polypropylene glycol copolymer with an average molecular weight of between at least 500 and 100,000 with a wood product, wherein the treated wood product has a retention of at least 5 pounds per cubic foot (pcf) of said polypropylene glycol or a polypropylene glycol copolymer, and wherein the treated wood product has improved dimensional stability compared to an untreated wood product.
US Pat. No. 10,138,364

THERMOPLASTIC MOLDING COMPOUNDS WITH OPTIMIZED FLOWABILITY-TOUGHNESS RATIO

INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP G...

1. A thermoplastic composition comprising the components A and B and optionally the further components C and D which altogether sum to 100 wt %, wherein the molding material is composed of:a) 60 to 75 wt % of one or more styrene copolymers A,
b) 25 to 40 wt % of one or more graft copolymers B,
c) 0 to 15 wt % of a rubber C distinct from component B,
d) 0 to 5 wt % of one or more additives D,
wherein the composition comprises 1.1 to 2.8 wt % based on the total weight of the components A to D, of oligomers, wherein the oligomers have a weight average molar mass Mw in the range from 100 to 700 g/mol and are formed substantially from styrene and/or acrylonitrile, and wherein the oligomers are formed from 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 monomer units,
characterized in that the graft copolymer B is constructed from:
(B1): 40 to 85 wt %, based on the solids content of the graft copolymer B, of a graft substrate B1 obtainable by:
(a) polymerization of:
(B11): 0 to 10 wt %, based on the graft substrate B1, of styrene, and (B12): 90 to 100 wt %, based on the graft substrate B1, of butadiene,
and (b) agglomeration of the obtained graft substrate B1 by addition of:
(E): 0.01 to 5 parts by wt, based on 100 parts by wt of the graft substrate B1, in each case based on the solids content, of an agglomerating copolymer (E) composed of:
(E1): 80 to 99.9 wt % of one or more C1- to C12-alkyl acrylates or C1- to C12-alkyl methacrylates and
(E2): 0.1 to 20 wt % of one or more comonomers selected from the group consisting of acrylamide, methylacrylamide, ethylacrylamide and n-butylacrylamide; and
(B2): 15 to 60 wt %, based on the solids content of the graft copolymer B, of a graft shell (B2), obtainable by reaction of the agglomerated graft substrate B1 with a mixture of:
(B21): 70 to 90 wt %, based on the graft shell B2, of styrene, and
(B22): 10 to 30 wt %, based on the graft shell B2, of acrylonitrile,
wherein
(i) the agglomerating copolymer (E) has a polydispersity U of less than 0.27 and a d50 value of 100 to 150 nm and
(ii) the agglomerated graft substrate B1 has a bimodal particle size distribution of a fraction x) of nonagglomerated particles having a d50 value in the range from 80 to 120 nm and a fraction y) of agglomerated particles having a d50 value in the range from 350 to 550 nm and a polydispersity U of less than 0.27.
US Pat. No. 10,137,084

USE OF BETHANECHOL FOR TREATMENT OF XEROSTOMIA

Acacia Pharma Limited, C...

1. A method of treating xerostomia, comprising buccal administration of bethanechol to a subject in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,137,596

FLEXIBLE HIGH-DENSITY FIBERBOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

1. A flexible high-density fiberboard essentially free of formaldehyde and isocyanates and comprising80 to 90% by weight of straw fibers, and
20 to 10% by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer, wherein the thermoplastic elastomer is a vinyl acetate-ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer, and
one or more optional additive(s).
US Pat. No. 10,140,418

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFICATION OF PATIENTS

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A system for classifying a biological test sample, including:a database populated with reference expression data, the reference expression data including expression levels of a plurality of molecules in a plurality of reference samples, the molecules including a set of marker molecules that includes any combination of 100 or more of the polynucleotides listed in Table 4, each reference sample having a pre-assigned value for each of one or more clinically significant variables;
at least one processor; and
at least one storage medium containing program instructions for execution by said processor, said program instructions causing said processor to execute the steps of:
accepting input expression data, the input expression data including a test vector of expression levels of the set of marker molecules in the biological test sample; and
passing the input expression data to one or more analysis programs, the analysis programs including at least one statistical classification program which has been trained to distinguish among said pre-assigned values on the basis of that part of the reference data corresponding to expression levels of the set of marker molecules; and
assigning one of said pre-assigned values to the test sample for at least one of said clinically significant variables using the statistical classification program,
wherein the one or more clinically significant variables is selected from the group including disease state, disease prognosis, and treatment response.
US Pat. No. 10,137,085

NANOEMULSION FOR TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Nano and Advanced Materia...

1. A chemical formulation for preparing a nanoemulsion, comprising:isopropyl myristate;
polysorbate 80;
ethanol;
water; and
an active ingredient selected from the group consisting of Schisandrin B and epidermal growth factor;
wherein a weight ratio of the water to the ethanol plus isopropyl myristate and polysorbate 80 is in a range of 3:7 to 2:8 and the nanoemulsion is an oil in water nanoemulsion.
US Pat. No. 10,137,597

SPRAYED ARTICLE AND MAKING METHOD

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A sprayed article consisting of a sprayed body of cylindrical or cup shape comprising a rare earth oxide and/or rare earth fluoride ceramic material and having a wall thickness of 0.5 to 5 mm and an inner diameter at its cylinder portion of 200 to 600 mm and a sprayed coating comprising a rare earth oxide and/or rare earth fluoride ceramic material formed on the inner circumferential surface of the cylinder portion of the sprayed body,wherein the cylinder portion of the sprayed article has an ID roundness of 0.25 mm or less and/or an OD roundness of 0.20 mm or less.
US Pat. No. 10,138,367

COPOLYMERS OF POLY(ETHYLENE-CO-ACRYLIC ACID) AND POLYDIORGANOSILOXANES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A composition comprising:a) a poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) copolymer and
b) 0.1 to 10 wt. % of the functional copolymer of a functional copolymer comprising a poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) segment and a covalently bound polydiorganosiloxane segment.
US Pat. No. 10,139,393

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING OF BLOOD LACTATE AND TARGETING OF BLOOD LACTATE VIA NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT

RUN THEM SWEET LLC, San ...

1. A method of providing nutritional support to a human patient that is unconscious or comatose, the method comprising:identifying a patient having a blood lactate concentration less than about 2.0 mM, wherein the patient is a human patient that is unconscious or comatose and wherein the identifying comprises:
taking a blood sample from the patient;
analyzing the blood sample with a lactate analyzer and determining that a blood lactate concentration of the patient is less than about 2.0 mM; and
administering a nutritional support to the patient;
wherein the nutritional support comprises a gluconeogenic precursor and/or a monocarboxylate compound and the administration is effective to achieve a blood lactate concentration greater than about 2.0 mM in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,137,601

EXTRUDED EXPANDED THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE ELASTOMER BEAD AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

Miracll Chemicals Co., Lt...

1. An extruded expanded thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer bead, consisting essentially of the following components in parts by weight: 100 parts by weight of a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer, 0.01-0.5 parts by weight of a foaming nucleating agent, and 0.01-0.2 parts by weight of an antioxidant wherein a Shore hardness of the thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer is 55A -95A.
US Pat. No. 10,138,370

POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITIONS HAVING IMPROVED ADHESION TO POLYURETHANE LAYERS

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG, ...

1. A composition comprising the following components:A) 30 to 45 parts by weight of at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate and aromatic polyester carbonate,
B) 32 to 54 parts by weight of at least one polyalkylene terephthalate,
C) 16 to 23 parts by weight of at least one mixture comprising at least one polybutadiene-based graft polymer and at least one butadiene-free vinyl (co)polymer,
D) 0.1 to 20.0 parts by weight (based in each case on the sum total of the components A to C) of at least one polymer additive,
where the polybutadiene content based on the sum total of the parts by weight of the components A to C is 8% to 18% by weight,
and where the total content of butadiene-free vinyl (co)polymer from the component C based on the sum total of the parts by weight of the components A to C is 3% to 12% by weight, and where the sum total of the parts by weight of the components A to C in the composition is normalized to 100.
US Pat. No. 10,137,091

IMMEDIATE/DELAYED DRUG DELIVERY

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE...

1. A press-coated tablet formulation for an immediate, followed by a delayed release of an active agent, the tablet comprising:(a) a core comprising an active agent together with an excipient(s); and
(b) a delayed release layer surrounding the core and comprising a wax and a low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose in a ratio of 40:60 to 60:40 w/w; wherein the delayed release layer substantially delays release of the active agent within the core for between 3-8 hours after administration of the tablet to a subject and thereafter a pulsed release of the active agent from the core occurs, such that at least 70% of the active agent in the core is released within 5-45 minutes and wherein the low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose is micronized with a mean particle diameter of 20 mm and has a molecular weight of 115,000 and a hydroxypropyl cellulose content of 8%; and
(c) a top-coating layer comprising a portion of an active agent together with one or more excipients wherein a substantially immediate pulsed release of the active agent occurs following administration to the subject of the tablet;
wherein the active agent in the core and on the top-coating layer is an NSAID.
US Pat. No. 10,138,374

LOW ENERGY, COLD PROCESS FORMULATION AID

Jeen International Corp.,...

1. An anhydrous cold process formulation aid in the form of a flake, slab, powder, a paste, a semi-solid, or a slurry consisting essentially of(i) a polymer having an aliphatic backbone selected from a polyquaternium polymer and a polymer having a plurality of pendant groups selected from alkali metal carboxylate groups and ammonium carboxylate groups, and
(ii) a wax selected from the group consisting of natural waxes and synthetic waxes, wherein if the wax is not micronized and is not self-emulsifying, the ratio, by weight, of the non-micronized wax to the polymer having an aliphatic backbone is from about 60:40 to 80:20, and if the wax is a micronized wax or a self-emulsifying wax, the ratio, by weight, of wax to polymer backbone is 70:30 to 98:2,
wherein when the anhydrous cold process formulation aid is mixed with an aqueous medium at a temperature not exceeding the melt point of the wax or the melt point of the cold process formulation aid, a hydrogel or an emulsion is formed.
US Pat. No. 10,139,398

METHODS AND COMBINATIONS OF SIGNALING MARKERS FOR ASSESSMENT OF DISEASE STATES

DEEPATH MEDICAL DIAGNOSTI...

4. A method of prognosticating leukemia relapse and guiding leukemia therapy in a leukemia subject having antibody treatment, comprising the steps:a) contacting a sample that contains a population of cells with one or more reagents that fixes and permeabilizes the sample, thereby producing a fixed and permeabilized cell population;
b) contacting the fixed and permeabilized cell population with a combination of antibodies that are directed to cellular biomarkers, wherein the antibodies are directed to at least three biomarkers and selected from anti-CD8a-144Nd, CD4-145Nd, CD20-147Sm, CD16-148Nd, CD45-154Sm, CD11c-159Tb, CD14-160Gd, CD33-166Er, CD24-168Er, CD3-170Er, CD66-171Yb, CD56-175Lu, CD27-152Sm, CD45RA-153Eu, IgD-161Dy, CD38-167Er, HLA-DR-174Yb, CD25-176Yb, IL3R/CD123-151Eu, CD19-156Gd, CD34-173Yb, CD117-169Tm, IL7R/CD127-158Gd, pp38MAPK-157Gd, total IKB -163Dy, pSTAT3-164Dy, pSTAT1-169Tm, pSTAT5-172Yb, and pPLCy2-173Yb, wherein the antibodies comprise anti- pp38 MAPK-157Gd and pSTAT5-172Yb; and
(c) identifying one or more subsets within the cell population having higher activities pSTAT5-172Yb and pp38 MAPK-157Gd, wherein the subset is associated with a cell type and is indicative of leukemia relapse or therapy responsiveness.
US Pat. No. 10,140,427

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYSIS OF COMPOUNDS

Midas Mediscience Limited...

1. A compound analysis system, the system comprising:a micro-electrode array comprising a bio-compatible substrate, an isolated, living biological sample comprising an electrically active cellular network, and a plurality of electrodes, the array additionally comprising a plurality of electrically active channels as determined by said electrodes being in contact with cells of the electrically active cellular network;
a multi-channel amplifier coupled to said electrodes;
a processor and a memory operatively connected to said amplifier and operable to record changes in a plurality of features of the living biological sample in response to exposure to a compound, the plurality of features comprise spike speed and one or more other features comprising changes to the temporal and spatial pattern of recorded spikes, the processor and memory further operable to determine a multi-dimensional vector comprising one dimension for each of the plurality of features,
wherein said memory contains a library of vectors indicative of responses to known compounds and the processor and memory is further operable to compare the derived multi-dimensional vector to the library of vectors to identify the compound.
US Pat. No. 10,138,375

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ASPHALTIC SHEET MATERIALS INCLUDING EXPANDABLE GRAPHITE

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method for producing an asphaltic sheet, the method comprising:(i) preparing an asphaltic masterbatch including an asphalt binder at a first temperature;
(ii) cooling the asphaltic masterbatch to a second temperature, where the second temperature is lower than the first temperature;
(iii) adding, after said step of cooling, a concentrate including expandable graphite to form an asphaltic composition including an expandable graphite concentrate; and
(iv) fabricating an asphaltic sheet from the asphaltic composition including an expandable graphite concentrate by submerging a reinforcing textile into the asphaltic composition including an expandable graphite concentrate.
US Pat. No. 10,139,399

METHODS AND KITS FOR PREDICTING INFUSION REACTION RISK AND ANTIBODY-MEDIATED LOSS OF RESPONSE BY MONITORING SERUM URIC ACID DURING PEGYLATED URICASE THERAPY

Horizon Pharma Rheumatolo...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from gout having a serum uric acid (SUA) level of 6 mg/dl or less, and reducing the incidence of infusion reaction in said patient, the method comprising:administering to said patient, a therapeutically effective amount of a PEGylated uricase every two weeks;
after a first period of time, determining the SUA level of said patient, and
if said SUA level of the patient is maintained below 6 mg/dl, continuing said administration of PEGylated uricase every two weeks, whereas if said SUA level of the patient is above 6 mg/dl, discontinuing said administration thereby reducing the incidence of infusion reaction in said patient, wherein said patient previously received ineffective allopurinol therapy or has a medical history in which allopurinol therapy is contraindicated.
US Pat. No. 10,137,095

USE OF CANNABINOIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY

GW Pharma Limited, Visio...

1. A method of reducing drop seizure frequency in a patient with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, comprising administering to the patient in need thereof cannabidiol (CBD), wherein the CBD has a purity of at least 98% (w/w) CBD and comprises not more than 0.15% (w/w) ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); and wherein the dose of the CBD is about 20 mg/kg/day.
US Pat. No. 10,137,096

BINGE BEHAVIOR REGULATORS

1. A method of regulating consumption of an alcoholic beverage, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof the compound 5-methoxy-2-aminoindan,thereby regulating the consumption of an alcoholic beverage.
US Pat. No. 10,138,377

LIGNIN DERIVATIVE, LIGNIN RESIN COMPOSITION, RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND MOLDING MATERIAL

SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LT...

1. A lignin derivative extracted from biomass and used for rubber reinforcement or for use in a molding material, the lignin derivative containing a soluble component in a polar organic solvent in an amount of 95% by mass or more and an insoluble component in a polar organic solvent in an amount of 1 to 5% by mass, and the soluble component having a number average molecular weight of 300 to 2,000.
US Pat. No. 10,139,401

METHOD FOR CAPTURING TARGET SUBSTANCE, SOLID-PHASE CARRIER FOR CAPTURING TARGET SUBSTANCE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SOLID-PHASE CARRIER

JSR CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method for capturing a target substance, comprising:preparing a solid-phase carrier for capturing a target substance, the carrier having a base material which is a particle having a particle diameter of from 0.5 to 10 ?m, at least a portion of the surface thereof being formed of or coated with a saccharide, and having a linker comprising a polyalkylene glycol chain in a structure thereof and having a reactive functional group for binding a lipophilic ligand that specifically binds to the target substance and that has a Log P value of 0 or more, the Log P value being a log value of an octanol/water partition coefficient, wherein the number of atoms of the linker is 20-100, provided that the number of atoms of the linker is the number of atoms when the lipophilic ligand is bound to the linker and is the number of atoms counted from a starting point at the atom adjacent to the saccharide ring structure to an end point at the reactive functional group to be used for the binding of the lipophilic ligand, and that when the linker has a ring structure or the linker has a branched chain structure and has plural starting points and/or end points, the number of atoms of the linker is the minimum number of atoms from the starting point to the end point, and the saccharide is chemically bound to the linker;
binding the lipophilic ligand to the solid-phase carrier to obtain a solid-phase carrier having a ligand bound thereto; and
bringing the solid-phase carrier having the ligand bound thereto into contact with a sample possibly containing the target substance that specifically binds to the lipophilic ligand.
US Pat. No. 10,137,609

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE THERMAL TREATMENT OF FRICTION LININGS

TMD Friction Services Gmb...

1. A method for thermally treating friction linings, comprising:emitting IR radiation with wavelength(s) in the range of 2260 nm to 3000 nm from one or more IR radiation sources comprising one or more ceramic IR radiators or ceramic IR heating fields that generate IR radiation with a maximum radiation power in the wavelength range from 2260 nm to 3000 nm;
directing the IR radiation onto a friction lining body for a duration of 300 seconds to 2400 seconds to heat the friction lining body, wherein the friction lining body has a top surface and a surface opposite the top surface and defines a thickness between the top surface and the opposite surface, and wherein the heating directs IR radiation from the one or more IR radiation sources onto the top surface of the friction lining body; and
detecting a surface temperature of the friction lining body for controlling the one or more IR radiation sources to maintain a desired temperature of the friction lining body top surface and opposite surface, wherein following the heating for the duration of 300 to 2400 seconds the desired temperature of the top surface of the friction lining body is in the range from 300° C. to 500° C. (572° F. to 932° F.), and the desired temperature of the opposite surface of the friction lining body is at least 300° C. (572° F.).
US Pat. No. 10,138,121

HYDROGEN DOSAGE IN LED LIGHTING BULBS

SAES GETTERS, S.p.A., La...

1. A method for irreversible generation and dosage of hydrogen in a LED light bulb, the method comprising:heating an irreversible hydrogen dispenser comprising an active material for hydrogen release, wherein said active material for hydrogen release is:
at least one material A selected from the group consisting of LiH, NaH, MgH2, CaH2, LiAlH4, LiBH4, NaAlH4, their sub-stoichiometric compounds comprising at least one third of the hydrogen amount comprised in the corresponding stoichiometric compounds, and mixtures thereof; or
a mixture between:
at least one material B selected from the group consisting of TiH2, ZrH4, YH2, ZrCr(2?x)Mn(x)H2, LaNi(5?y)AlyH(6+z), LaNi(5?y)SnyH(6+z), and their sub-stoichiometric compounds comprising at least one third of the hydrogen amount comprised in the corresponding stoichiometric compounds, wherein x is comprised between 0 and 2, y is comprised between 0 and 0.25, and z is comprised between 0 and 0.5; and
at least one material selected from the group consisting of material A and material C, wherein material C is at least one selected from the group consisting of Al, Sn, AlNi, AlSi, CuAl, and CuSn,
wherein a sum of WA+WB is at least 5 mg/dm3 of the LED light bulb volume and a ratio WB/(WA+9*WC) is comprised between 0 and 0.8, where WA is a weight of materials A in mg/dm3 of the LED light bulb volume, WB is a weight of materials B in mg/dm3 of the LED light bulb volume, and WC is a weight of materials C in mg/dm3 of the LED light bulb volume.
US Pat. No. 10,138,378

PLASMA GAS THROAT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

MONOLITH MATERIALS, INC.,...

1. A method of making carbon black comprising:flowing a plasma gas into a plasma forming region and forming a plasma;
flowing the plasma gas through a throat which is connected to the plasma forming region and a carbon black forming region, wherein the throat is narrower than the plasma forming region, causing the plasma gas to accelerate and create, maintain or increase turbulence within the throat; and
injecting carbon black forming feedstock comprising methane upstream of or into the throat, resulting in carbon black with increased surface area as compared to carbon black formed without the feedstock injection upstream of or into the throat.
US Pat. No. 10,139,402

SEPARATION METHOD, DETECTION METHOD, SIGNAL MEASUREMENT METHOD, METHOD FOR DETERMINING DISEASE, METHOD FOR EVALUATING DRUG EFFICACY OF DISEASE TREATMENT DRUG, KIT, AND LIQUID COMPOSITION

JSR CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method for separating a vesicle having a lipid bilayer membrane from a biological sample, the method comprising:forming a complex of a vesicle and a solid phase carrier by bringing the biological sample comprising the vesicle having the lipid bilayer membrane into contact with the solid phase carrier to which a ligand for recognizing a surface antigen present on a surface of the vesicle and is bound, and
washing the complex,
wherein the forming and the washing is performed in the presence of a nonionic surfactant to reduce an aggregation of the complex,
wherein the nonionic surfactant is one or more selected from the group consisting of a polyalkylene glycol ethylene oxide adduct, a fatty acid ester of sorbitan, a fatty acid ester of sorbitol, an ethylene oxide adduct of sorbitan fatty acid ester, and an ethylene oxide adduct of sorbitol fatty acid ester.
US Pat. No. 10,138,379

N-HALAMINES COMPOUNDS AS MULTIFUNCTIONAL ADDITIVES

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of making a rechargeable antimicrobial anti-biofilm article comprising the steps of:adding one or more substituted hydantoins to a target material, wherein the one or more substituted hydantoins are selected from the group consisting of 1-chloro-3-ethyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoins, 1-chloro-3-dodecyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin, 1-chloro-3-octadecyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin, 1-chloro-3-docosyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin, and mixtures thereof; and
forming a rechargeable antimicrobial anti-biofilm article from the target.
US Pat. No. 10,137,099

ACTIVATION OF AMP-PROTEIN ACTIVATED KINASE BY OXALOACETATE COMPOUNDS

8. An exercise-substitutive method comprising a step of administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of oxaloacetate, oxaloacetic acid, an oxaloacetate salt, alpha-ketoglutarate or aspartate.
US Pat. No. 10,138,123

METHOD FOR REGENERATING WORKING SOLUTION USED FOR PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE USING REGENERATED WORKING SOLUTION

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A process for regeneration of a working solution provided for continuous use in the production of hydrogen peroxide via an anthraquinone process, the process comprising:distilling the working solution to separate organic solvent components containing an alcohol and the ketone form of the alcohol; and
subjecting resulting organic solvent components to hydrogenation treatment in the presence of a metal catalyst to regenerate the ketone form back into the original alcohol.
US Pat. No. 10,138,380

WATER/OIL REPELLANT COATING FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

National Institute of Adv...

1. A water/oil repellant coating film formed on a surface of a solid object water/oil repellant coating film comprising:a three-dimensional crosslinking structure formed only by siloxane bonds, wherein the three-dimensional crosslinking structure of the water/oil repellant coating film is terminated with functional groups selected from a group consisting of a methyl group, an alkoxy group and a hydroxyl group in combination thereof, and
a mole ratio of alkoxy groups and hydroxyl groups with respect to the methyl groups existing on the surface of the water/oil repellant coating film is equal to or less than 0.1, wherein
a root mean square surface roughness Rq of the water/oil repellant coating film is equal to or less than 50 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,137,100

ADMINISTRATION OF SERINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS TO THE STOMACH

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of treating shock in a mammal in need thereof comprising orally administering to the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of an aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprising: (i) tranexamic acid, (ii) polyethylene glycol-3350, and (iii) electrolytes.
US Pat. No. 10,138,124

TREATING SULFURIC ACID

ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, C...

1. A method for treating sulfuric acid comprising the step (I) of bringing said sulfuric acid into contact with a collection of solid particles (B) having BET surface area of 50 m2/g to 5,000 m2/g and having volume-average particle diameter of 200 ?m or less.
US Pat. No. 10,139,405

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING INFECTION IN SYNOVIAL FLUID

CD Diagnostics, Inc., Cl...

1. A method of treating joint pain in a subject, the method comprising;applying a fluid sample obtained from the joint to a system comprising a device, cartridge or strip having a flow path through which a fluid sample can move, the flow path comprising:
a) a first region comprising a first detection reagent that specifically binds a human neutrophil ?-defensin; and
b) a second region comprising an internal control detector reagent; and
treating the subject with an anti-bacterial agent if greater than 5,000 ng/ml of human neutrophil ?-defensin is detected in the fluid sample, or treating the subject for aseptic-inflammation if less than 5,000 ng/ml of human neutrophil ?-defensin is detected in the fluid sample.
US Pat. No. 10,137,101

ALKYLAMIDO COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Nogra Pharma Limited, Du...

1. A method of treating acne in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of N-acetyl-(S)-3-(4-aminophenyl)-2-methoxypropionic acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a pharmaceutically acceptable N-oxide thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,138,382

FORMULATIONS COMPRISING METAL NANOWIRES AND PEDOT

1. A composition comprisingi) particles comprising a conductive polymer, wherein the particles comprising the conductive polymer comprise a complex of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and polystyrene sulfonic acid (PEDOT:PSS),
ii) metal nanowires, and
iii) at least one solvent,
wherein each of the following conditions are satisfied:
?1) the particles comprising the conductive polymer are characterized by a weight average particle diameter of less than 60 nm;
?2) the content of cations of the metal on which the metal nanowires ii) are based is below 500 ppm, based on the total weight of the composition; and
?3) the composition comprises, in addition to component iii), at least one high-boiling solvent that is miscible with the at least one solvent iii) and that has a boiling point (determined at 1013 mbar) of more than 100° C.
US Pat. No. 10,139,406

ALKYL QUINOLONES AS BIOMARKERS OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA INFECTION AND USES THEREOF

The University of Notting...

1. A method of diagnosing and treating a P. aeruginosa or related species infection in a subject suspected of having a P. aeruginosa or related species infection comprising:(a) providing a sample of blood obtained from the subject;
(b) determining the level of one or more alkyl quinolones produced by P. aeruginosa or a related species in the sample;
(c) comparing the level of the one or more alkyl quinolones in the blood sample with the level of the one or more alkyl quinolones in a reference sample from a subject without the P. aeruginosa or related species infection;
(d) diagnosing the subject with P. aeruginosa or related species infection when an increased level of the one or more alkyl quinolones is detected in the blood sample as compared to the reference sample; and
(e) administering a suitable antibiotic treatment to the diagnosed subject, thereby diagnosing and treating a P. aeruginosa or related species infection in the subject,
wherein the one or more alkyl quinolones is selected from the group consisting of 2-nonyl-4-hydroxyquinoline (HHQ), 2-heptyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolone (C7-PQS), 2-nonyl-3-hydroxy-4(1H)-quinolone (C9-PQS), 2-nonyl-4-hydroxyquinoline (NHQ), 2-heptyl-4-hydroxyquinoline-N-oxide (HQNO), and 2-nonyl-4-hydroxyquinoline N-oxide (NQNO).
US Pat. No. 10,138,126

SIMPLE PRODUCTION METHOD FOR GRAPHENE BY MICROORGANISMS

1. A method of aerobically producing graphene from graphene oxide with a microorganism comprising:a) growing one or more microorganism cultures in suitable media under aerobic conditions;
b) reducing concentration of the one or more cultures between approximately 102 CFU/mL to approximately 1010 CFU/mL, wherein said reduced concentration comprises transferring a portion of the culture to a vessel;
c) adding graphene oxide to the vessel under atmospheric conditions;
d) removing the added graphene oxide from the vessel after a predetermined time, wherein said removed graphene oxide contains graphene; and
e) washing the removed graphene oxide with a solution and recovering the graphene, wherein the yield of recovered graphene is greater than 50% of the added graphene oxide;
wherein the one or more microorganism cultures is selected from the group consisting of: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Streptococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, algae, cyanobacteria, and combinations thereof,
wherein the microorganism reduces graphene oxide to graphene.
US Pat. No. 10,138,383

ANTI-FOGGING COATING COMPOSITION, AND ANTI-FOGGING FILM AND TRANSPARENT ARTICLE USING THE SAME

1. An anti-fogging coating composition comprising:a dopamine;
a hydrophilic polymer;
a plurality of inorganic oxide particles; and
a solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,139,407

METHODS FOR DETECTING BACTERIA USING POLYMER MATERIALS

Universiteit Maastricht, ...

1. A method for characterizing bacteria, the method comprising:passing a buffer over and in contact with an imprinted polymer on a substrate;
detecting a first temperature of the substrate;
passing a liquid containing an analyte comprising a first bacteria and a second bacteria over and in contact with the imprinted polymer on the substrate, the imprinted polymer formulated to bind to the first bacteria, wherein a heat transfer property of the imprinted polymer varies based on an amount of the analyte bound thereto, and wherein the first bacteria binds to the imprinted polymer with a higher affinity than the second bacteria;
binding a portion of the first bacteria and the second bacteria of the analyte to the imprinted polymer;
removing at least a portion of the second bacteria from the imprinted polymer;
detecting a second temperature of the substrate; and
calculating a concentration of the first bacteria in the liquid based on the first temperature and the second temperature of the substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,138,384

OPHTHALMIC AND CONTACT LENS SOLUTIONS USING BICINE

FXS Ventures, LLC, Salem...

1. An ophthalmic product comprising:at least one contact lens;
a contact lens container; and
a sufficient volume of a contact lens solution to wet the contact lens where the contact lens solution comprises 0.001 to about 5 weight percent of bicine; an effective amount of biologically compatible buffer to maintain the pH of the solution between 5.5 and 8.5 pH; and the balance water.
US Pat. No. 10,139,408

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSTICS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

NeuroInnovation Oy, (FI)...

1. A method for measuring the probability of a subject developing or having Parkinson's disease (PD) characterized by a prodromal and premotor period in which the subject has no motor symptoms, the method comprisinga) obtaining a fecal sample from the subject;
b) measuring the abundances of at least Prevotellaceae bacteria in the sample; and
c) determining the probability of the subject developing or having PD based on the abundances measured in step b),
wherein a high abundance of said Prevotellaceae in relation to other bacteria in the sample indicates a low probability of the subject developing or having PD.
US Pat. No. 10,138,386

METHOD OF INKJET PRINTING A COLORLESS INK

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, R...

1. A method of inkjet printing, comprising:providing a substrate having a predetermined area for imaging,
providing a colored image on the substrate, the colored image comprising colored areas and non-colored areas on the substrate, and
ink jetting an aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition as printing colorless drops to provide a colorless image over at least 50% of the colored areas of the colored image and over a predetermined areal percentage of the non-colored areas of the colored image,
wherein the aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition is visible colorant-free and non-UV curable, has a viscosity of less than 5 centipoises (0.005 N-sec) at 25° C., and comprises an anionic polyether polyurethane having an acid number of at least 50 and an anionic acrylic polymer or anionic styrene-acrylic polymer having an acid number of at least 50; the weight ratio of the anionic polyether polyurethane to the anionic acrylic polymer or anionic styrene-acrylic polymer is from 1:9 to and including 9:1; and the total amount of the anionic polyether polyurethane and the anionic acrylic polymer or anionic styrene-acrylic polymer is less than or equal to 20 weight % based on the total aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition weight,
wherein:
either the aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition is ink jetted as printing colorless drops to increase glossiness of the colored areas of the colored image by at least 3 gloss units compared to the glossiness of the colored areas of the colored image without the aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition, as measured by a 75° glossmeter, or
the aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition is ink jetted as printing colorless drops to increase glossiness of the non-colored areas of the colored image by at least 3 gloss units compared to the glossiness of the non-colored areas of the colored image without the aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition, as measured by a 75° glossmeter, and
the aqueous colorless inkjet ink composition comprises a mixture of at least one anionic acrylic polymer or anionic styrene-acrylic polymer having a molecular weight of at least 2,000 Daltons and up to and including 10,000 Daltons, and at least one other anionic acrylic polymer or anionic styrene-acrylic polymer having a molecular weight greater than 10,000 Daltons.
US Pat. No. 10,139,410

PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION AS BIOMARKERS

H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CEN...

1. A method for treating a malignancy in a subject, comprising administering a protein-protein interaction (PPI) inhibitor or inducer to the subject, wherein the subject is predetermined to have two or more target binding partners of a cancer cell signaling network that are detected by proximity ligation assay (PLA), wherein the target binding partners are selected from among the following pairs of binding pairs tyrosine-protein kinase Met (MET) and growth factor receptor-bound protein 2 (Grb2); epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and GRB2 associated binding protein 2 (GAB2); and tyrosine-protein kinase Met (MET) and another binding partner of MET; and wherein the PPI inhibitor or inducer inhibits or induces protein-protein interaction between the two or more target binding partners.
US Pat. No. 10,137,106

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO TREAT NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE

Cognitive Research Enterp...

1. A method for treating Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) in a subject in need of treatment, comprising administering to the subject a composition comprising bryostatin-1 in an effective amount to treat NPC, wherein the effective amount results in a blood plasma concentration of bryostatin-1 of about 0.5 nM to about 7.5 nM.
US Pat. No. 10,138,131

STRUCTURE DIRECTING AGENT FOR IMPROVED SYNTHESIS OF ZEOLITES

SACHEM, INC., Austin, TX...

1. A method of preparing a SSZ-39 AEI zeolite, comprising:providing a precursor for 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide;
treating the precursor to provide an intermediate 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium salt that, when subsequently treated to form the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide, has a content of trans isomer of the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide in a range from greater than 25% up to 80% and a content of the cis isomer from less than 75% to 20%;
contacting under crystallization conditions a mixture of sources of an oxide of silicon and faujasite, one or more alkali metal hydroxide or alkaline earth metal hydroxide, water, and a structure-directing agent comprising the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N -dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide having the content of the trans isomer of the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide in the range from greater than 25% up to 80% and a content of the cis isomer from less than 75% down to 20%; and
calcining the mixture to form a SSZ-39 AEI zeolite,
wherein the precursor is 3,5-dimethyl pyridine, or N-methyl-3,5-dimethylpiperidine, or 3,5-dimethylpiperidine.
US Pat. No. 10,139,412

SEMAPHORIN 3A AS A DIAGNOSTIC MARKER FOR UROTHELIAL CANCER

Technion Research and Dev...

1. A method for determining efficacy of a treatment for a urothelial cancer in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising:a) determining the levels of Semaphorin 3A in a first urine cytology sample of said subject;
b) treating said subject with an anticancer treatment;
c) determining the levels of Semaphorin 3A in a second urine cytology sample of said subject; and
d) comparing the levels of Semaphorin 3A in said first and second urine cytology samples,
wherein a decrease in Semaphorin 3A levels from the first to the second urine cytology sample is indicative of said treatment being efficacious.
US Pat. No. 10,136,596

INBRED CORN LINE KW6D1334

KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck (DE...

1. A seed of inbred corn line designated KW6D1334, wherein a representative sample of seed of said line was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124036.
US Pat. No. 10,137,108

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF IBD PATIENTS

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A method for achieving a result selected from the group consisting of treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), prolonging remission of IBD, and maintaining or improving the mucosa health status of a patient having IBD or in remission from IBD, the method comprising:administering a composition comprising (a) free form amino acids comprising 9.0-11.0 g threonine in free form/100 g of the composition, 7.0-10.0 g serine in free form/100 g of the composition, and 7.0-9.0 g proline in free form/100 g of the composition; (b) carbohydrates and proteins comprising whey TGF-Beta; and (c) at least one essential fatty acid to the patient,
the carbohydrates are 10-50 energy percent of the composition, total proteins comprising the free form amino acids and the proteins comprising the whey TGF-Beta are 30-60 energy percent of the composition, and fats comprising the at least one essential fatty acid are 10-40 energy percent of the composition,
the patient has initiated therapy comprising at least one of infliximab or adalimumab at least 12 weeks prior to initiating the administering of the composition to the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,138,390

MODIFIED NANO-SILICA AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME, PIGMENT DISPERSION AND PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pigment dispersion, characterized in that the pigment dispersion is prepared by dispersing a solute in a solvent and inducing a crosslinking reaction therein, and the average particle size of the solid particles in the pigment dispersion ranges from 40 nm to 100 nm; andthe solute comprises: based on 100% by mass of the pigment dispersion, 1% to 5% of modified nano-silica particles which have unsaturated double bonds grafted on the surface thereof and have an average particle size in the range of 5 nm to 50 nm, 3% to 6% of a dispersant, 2% to 6% of a binder resin, 10% to 20% of pigment, and 0.1% to 0.5% of a photoinitiator.
US Pat. No. 10,139,415

METHOD FOR PREDICTING RESPONSIVENESS TO COMPOUND INHIBITING MAPK SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY

DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, L...

1. A method of treating a cancer disease, comprising:using a biological sample derived from a cancer patient,
measuring whether ?-catenin contained in the biological sample has at least one kind of a mutation selected from the group consisting of (i) an active mutation and (ii) a substitution mutation of an asparagine residue to a serine residue at position 287;
selecting a patient who is detected to have the mutation in ?-catenin as a patient to be subjected to cancer disease treatment with a means for inhibiting MEK1/2, wherein the patient has a cancer disease selected from colorectal cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, or adrenal cortex cancer; and
administering a therapeutically effective amount of the means for inhibiting MEK1/2 to the selected patient.
US Pat. No. 10,138,393

RESIN COMPOSITION, PREPREG, LAMINATE, METAL FOIL-CLAD LAMINATE, AND PRINTED-WIRING BOARD

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A resin composition comprising: nanoparticles (A) of alumina and/or boehmite having an average particle size from 1.0 nm or more to 100 nm or less; particles (B) having an average particle size from 0.20 ?m or more to 100 ?m or less; and a thermosetting resin (C), wherein the nanoparticles (A) have their surfaces treated with a polysiloxane-based modifier, wherein the resin composition comprises more than 200 parts by mass of the particles (B) based on 100 parts by mass of the thermosetting resin (C).
US Pat. No. 10,139,419

METHODS FOR DETECTING A? OLIGOMERS

SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS ANALYTI...

1. A method of determining the amyloid beta (A?) oligomer load of a subject by detecting A? oligomer associated with cells present in a biological sample obtained from the subject, comprising:preparing a first test sample comprising a biological sample from the subject that comprises cells and a peptide probe,
wherein the peptide probe consists of from 10 to 34 amino acid residues comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to any one of SEQ ID NOs:1-56 and 62-65, wherein the peptide probe preferentially binds to A? oligomers and is labeled with a detectable fluorescent label, wherein the peptide probe forms a first labeled complex with the A? oligomers on A? oligomer-associated cells in the biological sample;
detecting a generated signal of the first labeled complex in the first test sample using flow cytometry;
preparing a second test sample comprising a biological sample from the subject that comprises cells, synthetic A? oligomer, and the peptide probe, wherein the peptide probe forms second labeled complexes with A? oligomers on A? oligomer-associated cells in the biological sample and with synthetic A? oligomer;
detecting a generated signal of the second labeled complexes in the second test sample using flow cytometry;
wherein a difference between the signal of the first labeled complex in the first test sample and the signal of the second labeled complexes in the second test sample is inversely correlated with the A? oligomer load of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,137,115

THERAPEUTIC INHIBITOR FOR EBV-ASSOCIATED TUMOR WITH TAILOR RESPONSIVE OPTICAL IMAGING

Hong Kong Baptist Univers...

1. A nucleus-permeable small-molecule inhibitor comprising 4-(4-(Diethylamino)styryl)-N-carboxymethylpyridinium chloride coupled to an amino acid sequence comprising CAhxYFMVFGGRrRK (SEQ ID NO. 3) through an amide bond Ahx is 6-aminohexanoic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,136,606

MAIZE INBRED PH471G

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH471G, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124817.
US Pat. No. 10,136,608

TOBACCO HAVING REDUCED AMOUNTS OF AMINO ACIDS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SUCH LINES

Reynolds Technologies, In...

1. A method for producing a modified tobacco plant comprising generating a tobacco plant comprising a reduced level of asparagine, such that the tobacco plant or a portion thereof generates a reduced level of acrylonitrile upon heating or burning as compared to an unmodified parent tobacco plant or a portion thereof, wherein the producing comprises the steps of exposing a tobacco seed from the unmodified tobacco plant to a mutagen and then growing a seedling generated from the seed in the presence of leucine as a selection agent.
US Pat. No. 10,136,609

BRASSICA RAPA VAR NIPPOSINICA NAMED ORIGAMI

SHAMROCK SEED COMPANY, IN...

1. A seed of Brassica rapa var. nipposinica designated ORIGAMI, wherein a representative sample of seed of said Brassica rapa var. nipposinica has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43075.
US Pat. No. 10,138,405

FIBER SUSPENDING AGENT FOR LOST-CIRCULATION MATERIALS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A treatment fluid comprising:a base fluid;
a lost-circulation material, wherein the lost-circulation material inhibits or prevents some or all of the treatment fluid from penetrating into a subterranean formation from a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates the subterranean formation; and
a suspending agent, wherein the suspending agent consists of a plurality of fibers, wherein the fibers have a length to diameter aspect ratio of about 100:1 to about 5000:1, wherein the fibers have a distribution such that at least 90% of the fibers have a length in the range of about 5 to about 25 millimeters; and wherein the suspending agent is in at least a sufficient concentration to provide a lost-circulation material distribution of at least 30% for a test treatment fluid consisting essentially of the base fluid, the lost-circulation material, and the suspending agent at a temperature of a lost-circulation zone of the subterranean formation and after performing static aging for at least 1 hour.
US Pat. No. 10,137,128

METHODS OF IMPROVING MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE IN FONTAN PATIENTS USING UDENAFIL COMPOSITIONS

Mezzion Pharma Co., Ltd.,...

1. A method of treating an adolescent with single ventricle heart disease for improving the adolescent's exercise capacity or for increasing the likelihood of improving the adolescent's exercise capacity, whose exercise capacity is adversely affected due to a decline in the adolescent's heart function after Fontan palliation, wherein the adolescent is in need of treatment to improve the adolescent's exercise capacity, or to increase the likelihood of improving the adolescent's exercise capacity as determined by maximum oxygen uptake at maximum exercise output (VO2 measurement), said method comprising:orally administering to the adolescent in accordance with a treatment regimen an oral dosage form comprising an effective dose of udenafil, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to improve the adolescent's VO2 measurement or to increase the likelihood of improving the adolescent's VO2 measurement for improving the adolescent's exercise capacity or for increasing the likelihood of improving the adolescent's exercise capacity,
wherein the adolescent is a human,
wherein the adolescent has undergone Fontan surgery,
wherein the human adolescent is between about 12 years old and under about 18 years old,
wherein the effective dose of udenafil, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, is about 87.5 mg, and
wherein the treatment regimen comprises orally administering the oral dosage form to the human adolescent twice daily.
US Pat. No. 10,137,129

PROPHYLACTIC AGENT AND/OR THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., L...

1. A method of treating B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma comprising: administering to a human in need thereof a pharmaceutically effective amount of 6-amino-9-[(3R)-1-(2-butynoyl)-3-pyrrolidinyl]-7-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-7,9-dihydro-8H-purin-8-one or a salt thereof and at least one additional anticancer agent; wherein the at least one additional anticancer agent comprises a Bcl-2 inhibitor selected from navitoclax, ABT-737, and ABT-199.
US Pat. No. 10,138,417

PROPPANT COMPRISING AN OIL WELL TREATMENT AGENT COATING

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A coated proppant for treating oil comprisingi) a particle, and
ii) a coating comprising a treatment agent comprising
a an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer in an amount of from 80 to 99 weight percent, and
b a dispersing agent in an amount of from 1 to 20 weight percent, wherein weight percents are based on the total weight of the coating, and
iii) a cross-linked polyurethane polymer,
wherein the coating will dissolve in oil such that the treatment agent can treat the oil.
US Pat. No. 10,137,145

MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE BASED ON LIPOOLIGOSACCHARIDE (LOS) ORIGINATING FROM MODIFIED NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS STRAINS OF IMMUNOTYPE L6

Sanofi Pasteur SA, Lyons...

1. A process for preparing a lipooligosaccharide (LOS) of Neisseria meningitidis, the process comprising(a) culturing a modified a modified N. meningitidis strain exhibiting a lipooligosaccharide (LOS) comprising a lipid A, an inner core, and an L8 type alpha chain in which the heptose II residue of the inner core bears in position 0-3 and in position 0-6 or position 0-7 a phosphoethanolamine (PEA) substituent, wherein the modified N. meningitidis strain is made by a process comprising modifying an N. meningitidis strain of immunotype L8 so that it expresses an N. meningitidis lpt6 gene; and
(b) harvesting the LOS from the culture of (a);wherein the LOS comprises a lipid A, an inner core, and an alpha chain of L8 immunotype, and wherein the heptose II residue of the inner core bears in position 0-3 and in position 0-6 or position 0-7 a phosphoethanolamine (PEA) substituent.
US Pat. No. 10,136,641

METHODS FOR INCREASING TOLERANCE TO ABIOTIC STRESS IN PLANTS

Crop Microclimate Managem...

1. A method for increasing tolerance to abiotic stress and/or reducing the consequence of abiotic stress in a plant or part thereof growing under field conditions, comprising:contacting said plant or part thereof growing under field conditions with a composition comprising an effective amount of azelaic acid (nonanedioic acid, HOOC—(CH2)7—COOH) and/or a salt thereof, wherein the concentration of azelaic acid in the composition is from about 1×10?9 M to less than 1×10?6 M and the plant or plant part is not sugarbeet, thereby increasing tolerance to abiotic stress and/or reducing the consequence of abiotic stress in said plant and/or plant part thereof growing under field conditions.
US Pat. No. 10,138,180

PRODUCTION OF STYRENE

BADGER LICENSING LLC, Bo...

1. A process for producing styrene, the process comprising:(a) alkylating benzene with ethylene to produce ethylbenzene;
(b) dehydrogenating at least part of the ethylbenzene from (a) to produce a dehydrogenation effluent comprising styrene, together with benzene and toluene as by-products;
(c) separating a fraction containing benzene, toluene and water from the dehydrogenation effluent without prior fractionation to remove the toluene, wherein said fraction contains in excess of 2 ppm by weight of basic nitrogen impurities;
(d) passing at least part of the benzene, toluene and water-containing fraction through a bed of an adsorbent comprising at least one of an acidic clay, and an acidic ion exchange resin to remove basic nitrogenous impurities therefrom and produce a purified benzene, toluene and water-containing fraction containing less than 50 ppb by weight of basic nitrogen impurities; and
(e) recycling a purified benzene fraction to the alkylating (a).
US Pat. No. 10,136,645

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION

1. An antimicrobial composition comprising:a) Lauric arginate ethyl ester;
b) hydrogen peroxide; and
c) a sequestering agent.
US Pat. No. 10,138,441

FRAGRANCE COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

1. A composition comprising:(i) a fragrance component present in an amount of from about 0.04 wt % to about 30 wt %, relative to the total weight of the composition, and wherein the fragrance component comprises:
(a) methyl jasmonate present in an amount of from about 10 wt % to about 30 wt %, relative to the total weight of the fragrance component;
(b) ethyl phenyl acetate present in an amount of from about 40 wt % to about 80 wt %, relative to the total weight of the fragrance component; and
(c) ethyl butyrate present in an amount of from about 1 wt % to about 30 wt %, relative to the total weight of the fragrance component;
(ii) undecyl glucoside present in the amount of from about 0.1 wt % to about 20 wt %, relative to the total weight of the composition;
(iii) a volatile solvent present in an amount of from about 50 wt % to about 80 wt %, relative to the total weight of the composition; and
(iv) optionally water.
US Pat. No. 10,138,185

METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF MANNITOL FROM FRUCTOSE USING BUTANOL AS SOLVENT

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A method for preparing mannitol, comprising performing hydrogenation of fructose in the presence of a nanocomposite catalyst of CuO(x)/SiO2(100-x) (wherein x is a real number from 20 to 90) using butanol as a solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,137,418

COMPOSITE POLYAMIDE MEMBRANE MADE VIA INTERFACIAL POLYMERIZATION USING A BLEND OF NON-POLAR SOLVENTS

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A method for making a composite polyamide membrane comprising a porous support and a thin film polyamide layer, wherein the method comprises:i) applying a polar solution comprising 2.5 to 6 wt % m-phenylene amine and a non-polar solution comprising 0.05 to 0.3 wt % trimesoyl chloride to a surface of a porous support and interfacially polymerizing the monomers to form a thin film polyamide layer,
wherein the non-polar solution comprises:
a) 50 to 90 vol % of C5 to C20 aliphatic hydrocarbon selected from a paraffin or isoparaffin, or combination thereof,
b) 3 to 15 vol % mesitylene, and
c) 0.02 to 0.08 wt % 1-carboxy-3,5-dichloroformyl benzene (mhTMC); and
ii) applying an aqueous solution of nitrous acid to the thin film polyamide layer.
US Pat. No. 10,138,187

PROCESS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF 9,9-BIS(HYDROXYMETHYL)FLUORENE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A process for the synthesis of 9,9-bis(hydroxymethyl)fluorene from fluorene comprising providing a mixture of paraformaldehyde, dimethylsulfoxide and a sodium alkoxide and adding fluorene to said mixture to obtain 9,9-bis(hydroxymethyl)fluorene, wherein fluorene is added as a solid.
US Pat. No. 10,138,444

BACTERIA AND ENZYMES PRODUCED THEREFROM AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Agri-King, Inc., Fulton,...

1. A method of producing a composition capable of degrading at least one polysaccharide, the method comprising,a) culturing strain Bacillus subtilis 6A-1 (6A-1), reference culture comprising said 6A-1 having been deposited at ATCC under deposit number PTA-125135, such that said 6A-1 produces at least two polysaccharide-degrading protein fractions;
b) a process selected from (i) filtering or drying or freeze drying or grinding, or adding at least one excipient, carrier or diluent to said 6A-1 strain or cells or spores of said 6A-1 or (ii) extracting at least one polysaccharide-degrading protein fraction from said 6A-1, or iii) a combination thereof and
c) producing a composition comprising said strain, cells, spores or at least one polysaccharide-degrading protein fraction extraction of b), or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,136,652

PLANT-BASED COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

GreenStract, LLC, Spring...

1. A method for inhibiting growth of bacteria, fungi or a virus on a substrate, comprising contacting the substrate with an aqueous composition, wherein the aqueous composition comprises:a mixture obtained by (a) allowing water, plant material and an inorganic base to (i) stir at about 10° C. to about 100° C. for about 2 hours to about 4 hours or (ii) stand at about 10° C. to about 100° C. for about 10 minutes to about 8 hours, and (b) removing undissolved solids from the mixture;
0% to about 10 wt % of an alcohol;
about 0.5% to about 15 wt % of the inorganic base;
0% to about 10 wt % of a salt;
0% to about 10 wt % of an acid;
0% to about 10 wt % of an additive; and
about 10 wt % to about 95 wt % of water;whereinthe aqueous composition has a pH of about 13;
the amount of plant material is from about 1 wt % to about 50 wt % of the aqueous composition;
the plant material is corn gluten meal; and
the substrate is soil, sand, wood, rock, paper, skin, a water body, gravel, mud, clay, plant, hair, fabric, metal, glass, porcelain, plastic, concrete, a living animal or a dead animal.
US Pat. No. 10,136,653

METHOD FOR IMPROVING BRAN AND GERM FLAVOR AND TEXTURE

Intercontinental Great Br...

1. A method for improving the flavor and texture of a ground bran and germ component comprising:subjecting a ground bran and germ component to heating while conveying and mixing the ground bran and germ component in a conveying and mixing device, said ground bran and germ component comprising bran and germ having at least 50% by weight bran and a moisture content of from about 5% by weight to about 12% by weight, based upon the weight of the ground bran and germ component, said heating being to a temperature of from about 290° F. to about 430° F. and being conducted for a period of time of from about 1 minute to about 6 minutes to volatilize volatile wheaty flavor components and moisture in the ground bran and germ component, to develop a buttery, nutty, caramelized flavor in the bran component, and to reduce lipase activity of the bran and germ component,
removing the wheaty flavor components and moisture from the mixing and conveying device by venting during said heating to reduce the moisture content of the bran and germ component by about 30% by weight to about 75% by weight and to obtain a dried ground bran and germ component having a moisture content of from about 1.5% by weight to about 4.5% by weight, and
removing the dried ground bran and germ component from the conveying and mixing device to obtain a non-expanded stabilized ground bran and germ component having a non-wheaty, nutty, caramelized flavor and a non-gritty texture,
wherein the bran and germ component comprises starch, and said heating avoids gelatinization of starch contained in the bran and germ component such that starch gelatinization is less than about 25%.
US Pat. No. 10,137,177

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS USED IN TREATING INFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of treating neuroinflammation in a subject, the method comprising:administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a safe and effective amount of recombinant WE thrombin, or a homolog thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,137,436

HYDROGENATION CATALYST FOR HEAVY HYDROCARBON OIL AND HYDROGENATION METHOD FOR HEAVY HYDROCARBON OIL

COSMO OIL CO., LTD., Tok...

1. A hydrogenation catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon oil,wherein at least one of metals in Group 6 of the periodic table is supported on a zinc-containing alumina carrier containing 1% by mass to 15% by mass of zinc oxide particles having an average particle diameter of 2 ?m to 12 ?m based on the carrier,
the average pore diameter is 18 nm to 35 nm, and
the specific surface area is 70 m2/g to 150 m2/g.
US Pat. No. 10,136,669

METHOD FOR DECREASING VISCERAL FAT OR INCREASING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for decreasing visceral fat or increasing energy consumption, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a composition comprising:i) n-3 fatty acid, and
ii) an ingredient selected from the group consisting of free lysine, dipeptides containing lysine and lysine salts, and combinations thereof;
wherein the ingredient is present in the composition in an amount of 0.1 g-10.0 g per 100 kcal of the composition, and
wherein the n-3 fatty acid is present in the composition in an amount of 0.17 g-5.00 g per 100 kcal of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,138,464

USE OF APOPTOTIC CELLS EX VIVO TO GENERATE REGULATORY T CELLS

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

1. A method of generating T cells with regulatory activity (T regs), the method comprising incubating CD4+ leukocytes with autologous apoptotic peripheral blood mononuclear cells (ACs) and IL-10.
US Pat. No. 10,138,469

SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE AND USE THEREOF

Toagosei Co., Ltd., Toky...

or a modified amino acid sequence formed by conservative substitution of one, two or three amino acid residues in the amino acid sequence and that induces reprogramming in at least one type of differentiated cell; andculturing the cell culture to which the peptide has been supplied and thereby inducing reprogramming of the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,143,052

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) WARM ON DIM CIRCUIT

LuxTech, LLC, Philadelph...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) dimmer circuit, comprising:at least one white LED;
a first controllable current source coupled to the at least one white LED and configured to produce a current that increases linearly as a dimming level increases;
at least one deep red LED; and
a second controllable current source coupled to the at least one deep red LED and configured to produce a current that increases linearly as the dimming level increases, the dimming level having a maximum level.

US Pat. No. 10,142,960

MULTI-USER RANGING WITH UNASSOCIATED STATIONS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method for multi-user (MU) communications in a wireless communication network, the MU communications between a first communication device that manages the wireless communication network and a plurality of second communication devices, wherein a first set of one or more second communication devices is not associated with the wireless communication network and has not been assigned association identifiers (IDs) by the first communication device, and wherein a second set of one or more second communication devices is associated with the wireless communication network and has been assigned association IDs by the first communication device, the method comprising:selecting, at the first communication device, one or more respective preliminary IDs for one or more second communication devices in the first set;
generating, at the first communication device, a trigger frame, the trigger frame including
i) one or more respective first fields respectively indicating one or more first frequency resource and/or spatial stream allocations to one or more second communication devices in the first set, the one or more respective first frequency resource and/or spatial stream allocations respectively indicated by the one or more respective preliminary IDs, and
ii) one or more respective second fields respectively indicating the one or more preliminary IDs selected for the one or more second communication devices in the first set, wherein the trigger frame further indicates respective one or more medium access control (MAC) addresses of the one or more second communication devices in the first set; and
transmitting, with the communication device, the trigger frame to initiate at least an uplink (UL) MU transmission by multiple second communication devices according to the one or more first frequency resource and/or spatial stream allocations in the trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,142,945

POWER CONTROL FOR TRANSMISSION OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION ON TWO CELLS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to communicate with a network that includes a number of cells, the method comprising:receiving by the UE from the network a configuration for a first group of cells and for a second group of cells; and
transmitting from the UE on the first group of cells and on the second group of cells in a transmission time interval (TTI) wherein:
when a communication delay between the first group of cells and the second group of cells is larger than a value, the UE is configured by the network with a first minimum power available for transmissions on the first group of cells in the TTI and a second minimum power available for transmissions on the second group of cells in the TTI, wherein a sum of the first minimum power and the second minimum power in the TTI is smaller than a maximum power in the TTI, and
when the communication delay between the first group of cells and the second group of cells is smaller than or equal to the value, the UE is not configured with the first minimum power for transmissions on the first group of cells in the TTI or the second minimum power for transmissions on the second group of cells in the TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,142,944

VERIFICATION OF AUTHORIZED SHARED ACCESS OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE) operating on an authorized shared access (ASA) spectrum, an inter-frequency measurement report from a wireless device operating in a specific area and operating on a spectrum that is different from the ASA spectrum;
receiving, at the UE from a network controller, a transmission adjustment request based at least in part on the measurement report; and
adjusting, at the UE, a transmission based on at least one of the transmission adjustment request, the measurement report, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,142,943

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR PEAK TO AVERAGE RATIO (PAR) BASED POWER MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:determining, by a device, a peak to average ratio (PAR) value for a portion of a wireless transmission associated with a first time slot;
determining, by the device, a power variation metric for a second time slot,
the first time slot preceding the second time slot;
selecting, by the device, a bias value for the second time slot based on the PAR value associated with the first time slot and the power variation metric for the second time slot; and
causing, by the device, a voltage to be applied to a power amplifier of the device based on the bias value as part of transmitting the portion of the wireless transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,142,941

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK SIGNALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting first and second physical uplink channels by a user equipment (UE) in a carrier aggregation based wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing a procedure for transmitting the first physical uplink channel in subframe #n of a first cell; and
performing a procedure for transmitting the second physical uplink channel signal in subframe #n of a second cell,
wherein if a sum of transmit power of the first physical uplink channel and transmit power of the second physical uplink channel exceeds a predetermined maximum transmit power set for the UE and if the first and second physical uplink channels include uplink control information (UCI) having same priority, a transmit power of one of the first and second physical uplink channels transmitted in a cell having a lower cell priority is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,142,940

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:establishing a first link with a first base station (BS) and a second link with a second BS, the first BS and the second BS configured in a dual connectivity for the UE; and
in response to identifying that a power headroom report (PHR) trigger event associated with the first BS occurs, transmitting a dual connectivity PHR to the second BS,
wherein the dual connectivity PHR comprises a first power headroom (PH) for a cell provided by the first BS and a second PH for a cell provided by the second BS.

US Pat. No. 10,142,939

BASE STATION AND USER DEVICE FOR REDUCING AMOUNT OF INFORMATION FOR INTERFERENCE CANCELLER IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A base station comprising:a downlink transmission power decider configured to allocate, according to received qualities at user devices, to each of the user devices, one of different downlink transmission powers for downlink data transmission; and
a radio transmitter configured to transmit a mixed data signal in which data signals that are not orthogonal to each other are mixed, each of the data signals being addressed to a corresponding one of the user devices, such that each data signal is transmitted with a corresponding one of the downlink transmission powers decided by the downlink transmission power decider, and to transmit control signals to the user devices to enable each user device to decode the data signal addressed to the user device using a control signal, among the control signals, corresponding to the user device,
wherein the radio transmitter transmits each control signal in a format in which the control signal is scrambled by an identifier of the user device corresponding to the control signal,
wherein in order to enable a first user device, to which a first data signal is addressed, to descramble a control signal for at least one second user device, to which at least one second data signal is addressed, the radio transmitter includes, in a control signal for the first user device, information indicating an identifier of the at least one second user device, the first user device and the at least one second user device being among the user devices, the first data signal having a downlink transmission power that is not the highest among the downlink transmission powers decided by the downlink transmission power decider, the second data signal being mixed in the mixed data signal together with the first data signal, and
wherein the radio transmitter does not transmit to the first user device information indicating a radio resource for transmitting the control signal for the at least one second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,938

SELECTIVELY UPLOADING APPLICATIONS TO A MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON POWER CONSUMPTION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method to control downloading of an application to a mobile device based on power consumption of the application, the computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by a server, a first power consumption level requirement of a first application;
identifying, by the server, a second power consumption level requirement of a second application, and wherein the second power consumption level requirement is a lower power consumption level requirement than the first power consumption level requirement;
receiving, by the server, a first priority rating of the first application and a second priority rating of the second application, wherein the first priority rating is a higher priority rating than the second priority rating;
receiving, by the server, a power descriptor from a mobile device, wherein the power descriptor identifies an amount of power available to the mobile device from a battery on the mobile device;
receiving, by the server, a set of application downloading rules, wherein the set of application downloading rules comprises a soft rule, a hard rule, and a medium rule, wherein the soft rule prioritizes downloading the first application over the second application based on the higher priority rating of the first application regardless of the higher power consumption level requirement of the first application, wherein the hard rule prioritizes downloading the second application over the first application based on the lower power consumption level requirement of the second application regardless of the higher priority rating of the first application, and wherein the medium rule prioritizes downloading the second application over the first application in response to the amount of power available to the mobile device from the battery being below a predetermined value;
receiving, by the server, a request to upload the first application and the second application to the mobile device;
receiving, by the server, a rule selection message, wherein the rule selection message selectively chooses a selected rule from the soft rule, the hard rule, and the medium rule; and
selectively uploading, from the server to the mobile device, the first application or the second application based on the selected rule.

US Pat. No. 10,142,937

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM MESH NETWORK POWER MANAGEMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A portable information handling system comprising:a portable housing; a processor disposed in the portable housing and operable to execute instructions to process information;
a memory disposed in the portable housing and interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the information;
a wireless network interface device interfaced with the processor and operable to communicate information as wireless signals to one or more external wireless devices; and
a mesh network manager interfaced with the wireless network interface device and operable to determine plural wireless network paths to a network destination, each wireless network path having plural external nodes located external to the portable housing, each wireless network path having a context including at least the use of battery power at each of the plural external nodes, the mesh network manager retrieving the context from the plural external nodes, the mesh network manager selecting one of the plural network paths based at least in part upon the use of battery power by the plural external nodes, and
an encryption manager operable to selectively encrypt wireless communications based upon the context; wherein the mesh network manager estimates energy consumption parameters associated with each of the plural network paths based at least in part on whether communications are encrypted at external network nodes and applies the energy consumption parameters to select a network path, wherein the mesh network manager determines the context of each wireless network path by retrieving network context information from each external node of each wireless network path.

US Pat. No. 10,142,936

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOW POWER TRANSMISSION

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for operating a transmitting device, the method comprising:generating, by the transmitting device, a frame having a first preamble and a second preamble;
transmitting, by the transmitting device, the first preamble and a first subset of the second preamble at a first power level; and
transmitting, by the transmitting device, a second subset of the second preamble at a second power level, the first and second subsets of the second preamble being mutually exclusive, and the first power level being higher than the second power level,
the first preamble being detectable by a first plurality of communications devices, and the second preamble being detectable by a subset of the first plurality of communications devices and not by the others of the first plurality of communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,142,935

AUTONOMOUS RECEIVE (RX) DETECTOR FOR A RADIO MODULE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:detecting, in a first hardware circuit module comprising a first portion of a receive path, whether a radio frequency (RF) signal has been received, the first portion of the receive path comprising at least one amplifier coupled to a mixer; and
if the received RF signal is detected, sending a control signal to wake up a second hardware circuit module comprising a second portion of the receive path that was previously powered down, the first portion of the receive path being coupled in series with the second portion of the receive path, wherein the second portion of the receive path comprises at least one of baseband circuitry or an analog-to-digital converter.

US Pat. No. 10,142,933

COMMUNICATION SUPPORT FOR LOW CAPABILITY DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying a starting orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol for a downlink (DL) channel in a subframe based on higher layer signaling;
identifying a bandwidth of the DL channel based on a modulo operation using a cell identity and a predetermined number; and
receiving the DL channel in the subframe based on the starting OFDM symbol and the bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,142,932

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING FRAME PERFORMED BY STATION OPERATING IN POWER SAVE MODE IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a wireless local area network, the method performed by a station and comprising:receiving a beacon frame from an access point (AP), the beacon frame including a Traffic Indication Map (TIM) element indicating that the AP has a buffered frame for the station;
generating at least one duplicated power save (PS)-poll frame by duplicating a PS-poll frame;
transmitting the PS poll frame and the at least one duplicated PS-poll frame to the AP on a first 20 MHz channel and at least one second 20 MHz channel, the PS poll frame being transmitted on the first 20 MHz channel, the at least one duplicated PS poll frame being transmitted on the at least one second 20 MHz channel; and
receiving the buffered frame from the AP as a response of at least one of the PS poll frame and the at least one duplicated PS poll frame,
wherein a bandwidth used to receive the buffered frame is equal to or smaller than an entire bandwidth in which all of the PS poll frame and the at least one duplicated PS poll frame are transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,142,931

PRIORITIZED ACCESS IN AWAKE WINDOW

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication device, the apparatus comprising:memory; and processing circuitry, to configure the device to communicate over a directional multi-gigabit (DMG) band, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to:
detect a starting point of an awake window (AW);
encode a first announcement traffic indication message (ATIM) for directional transmission, after no more than a point coordination function (PCF) interframe space (PIFS) subsequent to the starting point, over a first beamformed link to a first station (STA); and
encode a second ATIM for directional transmission subsequent to directional transmission of the first ATIM, within the AW and in a different direction than the directional transmission of the first ATIM, over a second beamformed link to a second STA, wherein the amount of time between transmission of the first ATIM and the second ATIM equals a reduced interframe space (RIFS).

US Pat. No. 10,142,930

TERMINAL, WIRELESS NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION METHODS WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communication method of a machine type communication (MTC) terminal with low power consumption, comprising:sending, by the MTC terminal, a channel request message to a base station (BTS) through a random access channel, and monitoring an absolute grant channel (AGCH) for an immediate assignment message;
receiving, by the MTC terminal, on the AGCH, after the sending the channel request message, the immediate assignment message sent by a base station controller (BSC); and
sending, by the MTC terminal, an MTC data report message to the BSC after the MTC terminal receives the immediate assignment message and according to an uplink packet transmission resource indicated in the immediate assignment message, wherein the MTC data report message comprises a unique identifier of the MTC terminal, authentication information and service data, and wherein the authentication information in the MTC data report message includes a random number generated by the MTC terminal according to a current time stamp and a preset initial code.

US Pat. No. 10,142,928

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for reducing power consumption, applied to a mobile terminal, the method comprising:detecting a first-type application and a second-type application that are installed in a system when the system enters a preset working mode; and
changing a type of an alarm of the first-type application, and suspending an alarm of the second-type application, so that the alarm of the first-type application does not wake up the system in the preset working mode, and that the alarm of the second-type application cannot wake up the system when the system is in the preset working mode or is not woken up by the system when the system is in an awake state;
wherein the detecting the first-type application and the second-type application that are installed in the system comprises:
detecting one or more third-party applications installed in the system, wherein the first-type application and the second-type application are third-party applications;
acquiring license information of the third-party applications;
determining, according to the license information, whether the third-party applications have an alarm permit or a wakeup permit; and
selecting the first-type application and the second-type application from the third-party applications that are determined to have the alarm permit or the wakeup permit, wherein the first-type application is a third-party application that is not frequently used by a user and has the alarm permit or the wakeup permit, and the second-type application is a third-party application that is not used by the user for a predetermined period of time and has the alarm permit or the wakeup permit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,927

SELECTION OF A MESH ACCESS POINT IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, ...

1. A method of transmitting data to a destination node via a root access point and a mesh access point in a wireless communications network, comprising:detecting, at a first user equipment (UE), a first plurality of mesh nodes and a second plurality of mesh nodes connected to a common communications medium used to access a wireless communications network;
for at least two mesh nodes of the first plurality of mesh nodes and for at least two mesh nodes of the second plurality of nodes:
determining a hop distance between the respective mesh node and a root access point connected to the wireless communications network, wherein each mesh node of the first and second plurality of mesh nodes is a descendant of the root access point;
determining a quality of signal between the first UE and the respective mesh node;
determining a data bandwidth between the first UE and the respective mesh node;
determining a current number of mesh nodes using the respective mesh node as a wireless access point to connect to the wireless communications network; and
calculating a score for the respective mesh node, wherein the score is based on the hop distance, the quality of signal, the data bandwidth, and the current number of mesh nodes;
selecting, based on at least two of the calculated scores, a first mesh node of the first plurality of mesh nodes, the first mesh node being a second UE that is used as a mesh access point by the first UE to connect to the wireless communications network
selecting, based on at least two of the calculated scores, a second mesh node of the second plurality of mesh nodes;
transmitting data to a destination node via the first mesh node;
determining whether the first mesh node is the same as the second mesh node;
in response to a determination that the first and second mesh nodes are the same, waiting for a threshold period of time to elapse; and
re-connecting, using the first mesh node as a mesh access point, the first UE to the wireless communications network after the threshold period of time has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,142,925

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions for a first communication apparatus, when executed by a controller of the first communication apparatus, causing the first communication apparatus to perform:receiving first information for identifying a first wireless network and second information for determining whether the first communication apparatus belongs to a second wireless network via a first type of interface of the first communication apparatus from a second communication apparatus, the first wireless network being for executing a communication not via an access point different from both the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus, the second wireless network being for executing a communication via the access point, the first wireless network being for executing a communication via a second type of interface of the first communication apparatus, the second wireless network being for executing a communication via the second type of interface, a communication speed of a wireless communication using the second type of interface being faster than a communication speed of a wireless communication using the first type of interface;
determining, based on the second information, whether the first communication apparatus belongs to the second wireless network in a case where the first information and the second information are received;
executing a wireless communication of target data with the second communication apparatus via the second type of interface of the first communication apparatus by using the second wireless network in a case where it is determined that the first communication apparatus belongs to the second wireless network;
executing the wireless communication of the target data with the second communication apparatus via the second type of interface by using the first wireless network identified by the first information received with the second information before the determining, in a case where it is determined that the first communication apparatus does not belong to the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,142,924

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO COMMUNICATION BEHAVIORS

1. A method for generating a recommended change to a communication behavior of a first user of a network, the method comprising:identifying, by an application server, a communication pattern in accordance with data extracted from communications collected in the network, wherein the data is associated with at least one of the first user and an endpoint other than the first user, wherein the communication pattern identifies a group of users with whom the first user communicates more frequently than the first user communicates with other users, and wherein the group of users includes at least a second user;
generating, by the application server, the recommended change to the communication behavior of the first user based on the communication pattern; and
presenting, by the application server, the recommended change to the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,923

USING A SINGLE PACKET DATA NETWORK FOR DATA TRANSFERS TO MANAGE NETWORK RESOURCES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing network resources, the method comprising:coupling a wireless communication device to a wireless network using a first access point name, the wireless communication device capable of communicating with a single packet data network or multiple packet data networks;
receiving, at the wireless communication device, a request to couple the wireless communication device to the wireless network using a second access point name different from the first access point name;
determining whether the wireless communication device is selectively configured to use the single packet data network in a single packet data network configuration for data transfers or to use the multiple packet data networks in a multiple packet data network configuration for data transfers;
on condition that the wireless communication device is operating using the single packet data network in the single packet data network configuration based on a determination that an operating system or application of the wireless communication device is capable of using only one packet data network at a time, transmitting, to a first packet data network corresponding to the first access point name, a first instruction, and transmitting, to a second packet data network corresponding to the second access point name, a second instruction, the first instruction associated with decoupling the wireless communication device from the wireless network, and the second instruction associated with coupling the wireless communication device to the wireless network using the second access point name, the wireless network including the first packet data network and the second packet data network; and
restricting concurrent use of multiple packet data networks in the single packet data network configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,142,922

D2D PEER DISCOVERY AND DATA TRANSMISSION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of communicating using a communications device via a wireless access interface, the method comprising:transmitting signals representing data in accordance with a device-to-device communication protocol via a shared communication channel of the wireless access interface, the transmitting the signals comprising:
selecting an identifier which identifies a party and identifies a discovery communication type, wherein the party comprises a service;
transmitting a scheduling assignment message in an scheduling assignment portion of the shared communications channel, wherein the scheduling assignment message comprises the selected identifier for discovery by one or more other communications devices and
transmitting the signals representing the data in a data portion of the shared communications channel in accordance with the scheduling assignment message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,920

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a control message including a first indicator indicating that the terminal is requested to use a first value indicating a voice service as an establishment cause;
transmitting, to the base station, a radio resource control (RRC) connection request message for a service, wherein the RRC connection request message includes a first establishment cause which is set to a second value indicating a mobile originated data service;
receiving, from the base station, an RRC connection setup message; and
transmitting, to the base station, an RRC connection complete message, wherein the RRC connection complete message includes a second establishment cause which is set to the first value when the service corresponds to the voice service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,918

DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK TO PROVIDE HOP COUNT DATA FOR USER EQUIPMENT SELECTION OF A WIRELESS RELAY

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a data communication network that comprises a macro base station and wireless relays, the method comprising:the macro base station wirelessly broadcasting macro Long Term Evolution (LTE) System Information Blocks (SIBs) that indicate a wireless relay network identifier and a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network identifier;
the wireless relays individually broadcasting relay LTE SIBs that indicate individual relay hop counts, the relay network identifier, and the VoLTE network identifier;
a first User Equipment (UE) attaching to the wireless relays to receive VoLTE service responsive to the wireless broadcast of the relay hop counts and the VoLTE network identifier from the wireless relays; and
a second UE attaching to the macro base station for the VoLTE service responsive to the wireless broadcast of the relay hop counts from the wireless relays and the wireless broadcast the VoLTE network identifier from the macro base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,917

ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (ESIM) ASSIGNMENT FOR CARRIER CHANNEL DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A policy evaluation server comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors, wherein the memory includes instructions that, when executed by a processor of the one or more processors, cause the policy evaluation server to perform operations comprising:
determining a first eSIM delivery server based on a first product identifier of a first device, wherein: i) the first device is identified by a first device identification number, and ii) the first device is associated with a first secure element (SE),
sending a first request message, wherein the first request message: i) requests reservation of a first eSIM, ii) includes the first device identification number, and iii) includes a first SE identifier of the first SE,
determining a second eSIM delivery server based on a second product identifier of a second device, wherein: i) the second device is identified by a second device identification number, and ii) the second device is associated with a second SE, and
sending a second request message, wherein the second request message: i) requests reservation of a second eSIM, ii) includes the second device identification number, and iii) includes a second SE identifier of the second SE.

US Pat. No. 10,142,916

METHODS, NETWORK NODE AND WIRELESS DEVICE FOR HANDLING SYSTEM INFORMATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, performed by a network node of a radio network, for enabling a wireless device to access the radio network, wherein system signatures are associated with corresponding system information configurations that can be used for accessing the radio network in a first area, and wherein at least some of the system signatures are reused in a second area as associated with system information configurations which are different than in the first area, the method comprising:indicating that at least one conflicting system information configuration stored in the wireless device is invalid and should not be used.

US Pat. No. 10,142,915

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MULTIPLE SERVICE DISCOVERY IN A WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a seeker device for providing service discovery in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating, by the seeker device, a probe request for service discovery, the probe request including hash pairs for a service that the seeker device is searching for, wherein the hash pairs include multiple hash values corresponding to a service name, class information and sub class information of the service to identify at least one advertiser device at which the service is available;
transmitting, by a wireless broadcasting transmitter of the seeker device, the probe request; and
receiving, by a wireless receiver of the seeker device, at least one probe response from the at least one advertiser device which has a hash set matching the hash pairs in the probe request,
wherein the probe response includes information regarding the hash pairs in the probe request.

US Pat. No. 10,142,914

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR MTC AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for controlling network access by a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving system information related with network access of a specific type device from a Base Station (BS), wherein the specific type device supports a transport block size of up to 1000-bits and has only a single receipt antenna;
if the system information allows network access of the specific type device or the UE is not the specific type device, performing a random access procedure for network initial access as to the BS and a procedure for receiving downlink data; and
if the system information does not allow network access of the specific type device and the UE is the specific type device, skipping the random access procedure for network initial access as to the BS,
wherein the procedure for receiving the downlink data includes:
receiving a first Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) including control information indicating a first set of Resource Blocks (RBs) corresponding to a current downlink signal reception frequency region for the UE at a subframe #n, wherein n is a non-negative integer,
receiving a second PDCCH including control information indicating a second set of RBs allocated for Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) at a subframe #n+k, wherein k is a positive integer,
when there is a partial overlap region between the first set of RBs and the second set of RBs, receiving the PDSCH through only the partial overlap region at the subframe #n+k, and
when there is not any overlap region between the first set of RBs and the second set of RBs, skipping a detection procedure for receiving the PDSCH at the subframe #n+k, and setting the second set of RBs as a next downlink signal reception frequency region for the UE at a subframe after the subframe #n+k.

US Pat. No. 10,142,913

REFINING MULTICAST SERVICE AREA BASED ON LOCATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a mobile device, location-based definitions of a plurality of service subareas located within a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service area, wherein different MBMS content is associated with at least two service subareas of the plurality of service subareas;
storing the received location-based definitions of the plurality of service subareas within the mobile device;
generating a current position of the mobile device;
identifying a service subarea from the plurality of service subareas that circumscribes the current position of the mobile device; and
permitting, in response to the identifying, user access to MBMS content associated with the identified service subarea.

US Pat. No. 10,142,912

SINK NODE, SENSOR NETWORK SYSTEM, INFORMATION COLLECTION METHOD, AND INFORMATION COLLECTION PROGRAM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A sink node in which measurement information in each of one or more sensor nodes is collected via wireless communication with the one or more sensor nodes, which each have a sensor that measures a predetermined environmental parameter and a memory that stores measurement information measured by the sensor, the sink node comprising a processor configured with a program to perform operations comprising:operation as a communication unit configured to receive the measurement information from a target sensor node, which measured the measurement information;
operation as a communication time period allocation unit configured to allocate, to the target sensor node, a communication time period for transmission of the measurement information by the target sensor node so as to not overlap with a communication time period for transmission of measurement information by a sensor node other than the target sensor node among the one or more sensor nodes; and
operation as a wireless communication parameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a predetermined wireless communication parameter related to a wireless communication environment between the target sensor node and the sink node, concerning transmission of the measurement information by the target sensor node, wherein
the processor is configured with the program to perform operations such that the communication time period allocation unit adjusts a communication time period allocated for subsequent measurement information, the subsequent measurement information comprising measurement information to be transmitted after the measurement information in the target sensor node, based on the predetermined wireless communication parameter acquired by the wireless communication parameter acquisition unit,
the processor is configured with the program to perform operations such that the wireless communication parameter acquisition unit acquires the predetermined wireless communication parameter generated by the target sensor node via the communication unit, and
the predetermined wireless communication parameter comprises a retransmission frequency of a retransmission of the measurement information between the target sensor node and the sink node in the communication time period that is allocated to the target sensor node.

US Pat. No. 10,142,911

WIRELESS RELAY BACKHAUL SELECTION IN A DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a data communication network to control wireless relay backhaul, the method comprising:a wireless base station exchanging wireless attachment signaling with a wireless relay to establish a wireless backhaul link for the wireless relay to a data network core;
a network gateway exchanging wireline attachment signaling with the wireless relay to establish a wireline backhaul link for the wireless relay to the data network core;
the data network core determining backhaul status data for the wireless backhaul link and for the wireline backhaul link and transferring the backhaul status data to the wireless relay, wherein the wireless relay uses the backhaul status data to select the wireless backhaul link or the wireline backhaul link for user data communications;
the wireless base station exchanging wireless user data with the wireless relay when the wireless relay selects the wireless backhaul link based on the backhaul status data;
the network gateway exchanging wireline user data with the wireless relay when the wireless relay selects the wireline backhaul link based on the backhaul status data; and
the data network core exchanging the wireless user data with the wireless base station and exchanging the wireline user data with the network gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,142,909

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-AUGMENTED, RIPPLE-DIAMOND-CHAIN SHAPED RATELESS ROUTING IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS WITH MULTI-BEAM DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of routing data between a source and a destination in a wireless mesh network (WMN), the method comprising:defining a main path between the source and destination in the WMN, wherein the main path comprises a plurality of nodes in the WMN, each node configured to receive and transmit data, wherein at least one node is associated with a multi-beam directional antenna (MBDA);
defining one or more side paths of the main path, wherein the one or more side paths comprise a plurality of nodes in the WMN, each node configured to receive and transmit data;
routing data between the source and the destination through the main path and the one or more side paths, wherein at least a portion of the data being routed from the source to the destination diverges from the main path to at least one of the one or more side paths and converges from the at least one of the one or more side paths to the main path while being routed from the source to the destination; and
using a cumulative distribution function (CDF) metric to characterize a statistical distribution of feedback delays during the routing of the data between the source and the destination through the main path and the one or more side paths, a capture effect metric that is used to characterize a probability of an MBDA being associated with at least one node being captured, and a diamond transmission probability metric that is used to measure a probability of a node becoming part of the main path.

US Pat. No. 10,142,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC ROUTING OF LOW POWER WIDE AREA WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

1. A server, comprising:a processing system including a processor;
a memory that stores executable instructions operating as a service capability exposure function that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
identifying a plurality of narrow band wireless devices connected to a first radio access node of a mobile communication network according to statistics associated with the first radio access node;
determining a projected loading for the first radio access node to provision the plurality of narrow band wireless devices with an expected upgrade;
determining whether the first radio access node would be overloaded according to the projected loading;
identifying a second radio access node of the mobile communication network responsive to determining that the first radio access node would be overloaded, wherein the second radio access node supports narrow band wireless devices and wherein the second radio access node is proximate to the plurality of first radio access node; and
commanding the second radio access node to increase output power to cause a first narrow band wireless device of the plurality of narrow band wireless devices to transition from connection with the first radio access node to connection with the second radio access node.

US Pat. No. 10,142,903

INTER-DOMAIN HANDOVER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USER EQUIPMENT AND RELAY GATEWAY DEVICE

WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION...

1. An inter-domain handover system for mobile devices, comprising a first relay gateway device and a second relay gateway device directly or indirectly connected to the first relay gateway device, the first relay gateway device including a first processor and a first storage, the second relay gateway device including a second processor and a second storage, wherein a packet transmission is performed between a first mobile device and a second mobile device through the first relay gateway device, and the second mobile device switches from the first relay gateway device to the second relay gateway device; the inter-domain handover system performs an inter-domain handover method for mobile devices, the inter-domain handover method including:the second processor determines that the second mobile device has joined the domain of the second relay gateway device;
the second processor broadcasts a complex information of the second mobile device, wherein the complex information includes an identification code and a current IP address, and
the first processor updates a first list of the first storage according to the complex information of the second mobile device,
wherein after the step in which the first processor updates a first list of the first storage according to the complex information of the second mobile device, the identification code, the current IP address and a former IP address of the second mobile device in the first list correspond to each other, and
wherein when the first mobile device transmits a first package to the second mobile device in which the destination address of the first package is the former IP address, the first processor modifies the destination address of the first packet from the former IP address into the current IP address according to the former IP address and the current IP address in the first list of the first storage, and then transmits the first packet to the second mobile device via the first relay gateway device and the second relay gateway device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MANAGING VOICE CALL AND IP MEDIA SESSIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An operating method of a user equipment (UE) in a communication system, comprising:attaching the UE to a first cell using a first access technology;
detecting a second cell using a second access technology different from the first access technology; and
receiving data through the first cell or the second cell,
wherein the first cell and the second cell are simultaneously active for the UE,
wherein first data received through the first cell and second data received through the second cell are split at one core network and transmitted on two separate sessions, and
wherein a first session of the two separate sessions is transmitted via the first cell and a second session of the two separate sessions is transmitted via the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,901

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REALIZING FUNCTION BY CAUSING ELEMENTS OF HARDWARE TO PERFORM LINKAGE OPERATION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A system comprising:circuitry that:
stores functional information indicating a capability of each of a plurality of elements located remotely from the system, the plurality of elements including at least one or more sensors, the at least one or more sensors being a motion sensor, a camera sensor, or a human detection sensor;
identifies a function capable of being performed by linking a plurality of displayed information corresponding to the elements based on the stored functional information; and
generates executable application instructions; and
transmits the executable application instructions corresponding to the identified function capable of being performed by linking the plurality of displayed information corresponding to the elements to a first device remote from the system.

US Pat. No. 10,142,900

PACKET DATA NETWORK GATEWAY HANDOFF

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, to:
determine that a user device, connected to a first packet data network gateway (PGW) associated with a first area, is located in a second area associated with a second PGW,
the first PGW being associated with a provider network,
the second PGW being associated with the provider network,
the user device not being connected to the second PGW; and
cause the user device to be disconnected from the first PGW and connected to the second PGW,
the user device remaining connected to the provider network when disconnecting from the first PGW and connecting to the second PGW without requiring the device to exchange pre-registration signaling associated with performing an initial connection to the second PGW,
the user device being disconnected from the first PGW and connected to the second PGW after the user device has finished streaming network traffic via the first PGW.

US Pat. No. 10,142,899

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELOCATING ANCHOR GATEWAY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a network entity, a first message for requesting a relocation of an anchor gateway for connecting with a data network;
transmitting, to the network entity, an acknowledge (ACK) responding to the first message;
transmitting, to the network entity, a second message for initiating the relocation of the anchor gateway at a time which is determined based on a state of at least one flow of the terminal;
performing a first procedure for releasing a connection with the data network via a first gateway; and
performing a second procedure for establishing a connection with the data network via a second gateway,
wherein the time is determined based on a rule related to the state of the at least one flow, and
wherein the rule is defined according to at least one of a type of service provided on the at least one flow, an amount of data in a download buffer, and expected data transmission on the at least one flow.

US Pat. No. 10,142,898

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA THROUGH INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a second base station, a first message including information on at least one bearer for which inter-base station carrier aggregation is configured;
receiving, from the second base station, a second message including configuration information for the at least one bearer;
transmitting, to a terminal, a third message including the configuration information for the at least one bearer; and
transmitting, to a mobility management entity, a fourth message for requesting modification of configuration for the at least one bearer,
wherein the at least one bearer is configured to use only radio resources provided by the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,897

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MOBILITY FOR CELL HAVING SMALL CELL SERVICE AREA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling the mobility of a UE in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:performing a measurement operation by the UE;
transmitting a result of the measurement operation including a moving speed of the UE to an eNB;
receiving a control message including a handover prohibition condition comprising information indicating to the UE that a handover to a specific cell is not allowed from the eNB, the information being generated if the moving speed of the UE is faster than a threshold value and a type of the specific cell corresponds to a small cell;
searching for a cell if a radio link failure (RLF) occurs;
determining whether the UE is not allowed to handover to the searched cell based on the information; and
transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment message to the eNB if the UE is not allowed to handover to the searched cell based on the information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,896

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING NEIGHBOR CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal connecting with a serving cell in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving synchronization sequences from the serving cell and at least one other neighbor cell;
starting a timer when a condition is satisfied, wherein the condition is defined based on reception signal strengths of the synchronization sequences;
transmitting, to the serving cell, a request not to transmit data to the terminal during a predetermined duration;
receiving, from the at least one other neighbor cell, at least one signal including a synchronization sequence and control information;
determining whether the timer is expired;
decoding the control information during the predetermined duration, if the at least one signal is received before the timer is expired;
identifying the at least one other neighbor cell based on the synchronization sequence and the decoded control information;
detecting a collision of synchronization sequences between access nodes; and
transmitting a message including information associated with the collision,
wherein the decoding of the control information comprises decoding the control information during the predetermined duration if reception signal strength of the at least one signal satisfies the condition for determining handover.

US Pat. No. 10,142,895

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING OFFLOAD PARAMETER ACCORDING TO CELL SELECTION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device of handling an offload parameter according to a cell selection, comprising:a storage unit, for storing instructions of:
receiving at least one dedicated wireless local area network (WLAN) offload parameter and a dedicated WLAN offload timer from a first cell in a connected mode, wherein the at least one dedicated WLAN offload parameter is wlan-OffloadConfigDedicated in a long term evolution (LTE) system, or is WLAN_OFFLOAD_INFO in a universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS);
receiving a radio resource control (RRC) connection release message from the first cell;
starting the dedicated WLAN offload timer;
performing a cell selection procedure in response to the RRC connection release message, after starting the dedicated WLAN offload timer;
selecting a second cell according to the cell selection procedure;
stopping the dedicated WLAN offload timer, after selecting the second cell; and
releasing the at least one dedicated WLAN offload parameter; and
a processing means, coupled to the storage unit, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,894

INTERWORKING/CO-EXISTENCE OF INTEGRATED WLAN/3GPP RAT ARCHITECTURES WITH LEGACY WLAN/3GPP INTERWORKING SOLUTIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system, comprising:a base station radio interface comprising a wireless wide area network radio interface wherein the base station radio interface is associated with a wireless telecommunications network, to communicate with a user equipment (“UE”) using Radio Resource Control (“RRC”) signaling;
a wireless local area network (“WLAN”) radio interface to communicate with the UE using unlicensed frequency spectrum; and
processing circuitry to execute processor-executable instructions, wherein executing the processor-executable instructions causes the system to:
establish, by the WLAN radio interface, connection to a packet data network (“PDN”) via an internet service provider (“ISP”);
provide, by the WLAN radio interface, and to the base station radio interface, WLAN connection information, the WLAN connection information specifying parameters associated with connecting to the WLAN radio interface using the unlicensed frequency spectrum;
receive, by the base station radio interface from the UE, a request to perform a Non-Seamless WLAN Offload (“NSWO”) procedure;
provide, by the base station radio interface to the UE via RRC signalling, based on the request to perform the NSWO procedure, the WLAN connection information, wherein the WLAN connection information identifies that only a subset of data is to be offloaded based on one or more policies; and
establish, by the WLAN radio interface, a WLAN connection with the UE in accordance with the NSWO procedure being performed by the UE and the one or more policies.

US Pat. No. 10,142,893

PREDICTIVE RESERVATION OF RADIO CELLS FOR INTERRUPTION-FREE COMMUNICATION WITH A DATA CLOUD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a terminal for a communication network, comprising:transmitting via the communication network by the terminal to a radio cell management server, based on a future travel route of the terminal, a reservation request for logging into a radio cell of the communication network located along the future travel route, to be able to log into the requested radio cell as a function of a response of the radio cell management server;
receiving, by the terminal from the radio cell management server, an indication of a period of time for which the requested radio cell is reserved for the terminal for logging into the requested radio cell;
determining, by the terminal, that the terminal will not reach the requested radio cell in the period of time; and
transmitting, by the terminal to the radio cell management server, an adapted reservation request based on the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,142,892

BASE STATION AND USER TERMINAL PERFORMING CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT PROCESSING

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station comprising:a controller configured to perform connection reestablishment processing on a specific mobile station which has detected a radio link failure with another base station, in response to reception of a connection reestablishment request signal from the specific mobile station, wherein
the controller is configured to:
after the reception of the connection reestablishment request signal, perform processing of changing a value of a predetermined timer to be set to a subordinate mobile station of the base station or the another base station, based on information related to a situation of the connection reestablishment processing,
the predetermined timer is a timer that defines a maximum waiting time from transmission of the connection reestablishment request signal to reception of a connection reestablishment response signal in the mobile station, and
the information related to the situation of the connection reestablishment processing includes information indicating a rate that the base station does not receive a corresponding connection reestablishment complete signal among connection reestablishment response signals transmitted by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,891

COMMUNICATION METHOD USING PLURALITY OF NETWORKS AND DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of an electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, by a first communication module supporting a first network, a measurement message for a second network;
providing the measurement message to a second communication module supporting the second network;
providing, by the second communication module, information on the second network to the first communication module in response to the measurement message;
reporting, by the first communication module, the information to the first network to cause the electronic device to handover a communication to the second network; and
during the communication with the second network, transmitting a message to the first network to resume a data service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,890

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO MINIMIZE DELAY IN CIRCUIT-SWITCHED FALLBACK (CSFB) PROCEDURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in a terminal connected to a first network for a data service, the method comprising:receiving, from the first network, a first location area identifier (LAI) of a second network for a circuit switched (CS) service;
performing a scanning in an idle mode to obtain a second LAI and frequency information associated with the second LAI; and
after detecting that the first LAI matches the second LAI, switching from the first network to the second network based on the frequency information associated with the second LAI.

US Pat. No. 10,142,888

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING NEAR REAL TIME DATA ANALYSIS

VIAVI Solutions UK Limite...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by one or more devices, a subset of data from each of a plurality of mobile switching centers,
the subset of data, from each of the plurality of mobile switching centers, having been parsed from raw communication session data received from at least one radio network controller of a cellular communication network, and
the subset of data being less than the raw communication session data received at the at least one radio network controller;
dynamically allocating, by the one or more devices, the subset of data to processing resources shared by the plurality of mobile switching centers,
the processing resources being scaled based on a demand for the processing resources, and
the processing resources being included in the one or more devices;
pre-processing, by the processing resources, the subset of data to generate pre-processed data,
the pre-processing including performing an extract, transform, and load operation on the subset of data, and
the pre-processed data being accessible via a query within near real time of the raw communication session data being made available from the at least one radio network controller;
receiving, by the one or more devices, the query related to the pre-processed data; and
accessing, by the one or more devices, the pre-processed data based on the query.

US Pat. No. 10,142,887

SCALABLE NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
performing, via a first virtual machine, a mobile network function for a mobile device; and
in response to a traffic load of the first virtual machine being determined to satisfy a defined condition representing a change of the traffic load, sending, to a second virtual machine, state information of the first virtual machine comprising a state of an Sx interface corresponding to the mobile network function to facilitate a performance, based on the state information, of the mobile network function by the second virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 10,142,886

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE GROUP REPORTING OF USER EQUIPMENT CONGESTION INFORMATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving load information for a plurality of cells of a Radio Access Network (RAN), wherein the load information comprises an identity for each cell of the plurality of cells and a corresponding congestion level for each cell of the plurality of cells;
determining, for each of a plurality of user equipment (UE) in each cell, identification information for each UE and an Access Point Name (APN) to which each UE is connected;
identifying, from a plurality of policy servers, each policy server that serves each APN to which each UE in each cell of the plurality of cells is connected, wherein the identifying is performed by a RAN Congestion Awareness Function (RCAF), based on at least one of:
configuration information stored at the RCAF that identifies each policy server that serves each APN; and
configuration information provided to the RCAF from an external database that identifies each policy server that serves each APN; and
sending, to each of a particular policy server, congestion information comprising:
an identity for each of one or more cells having UE that are connected to each of one or more APN served by the particular policy server;
the corresponding congestion level for each of the one or more cells; and
a per-cell UE list identifying each of a plurality of UE connected to each of the one or more APN served by the particular policy server, wherein the sending is performed by the RCAF.