US Pat. No. 10,336,166

DOOR IMPACT BEAM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of manufacturing a door impact beam that is disposed on a door frame of a vehicle, the method comprising:preparing a raw pipe having a circular cross-section with first and second end portions open;
forming a secondary pipe having a larger diameter at first and second end portions than at a center portion by expanding the first and second end portions of the raw pipe by inserting a punch into the first and second end portions of the raw pipe; and
pressing the secondary pipe to make the first and second end portions of the secondary pipe flat and make the center portion of the secondary pipe concaved in a predetermine direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,137

ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL FLUIDS INCORPORATED INTO POLYMERIC ARTICLES AND TIRES

The University of Akron, ...

1. A method of altering the elastic modulus of a polymeric article comprising:electrospinning a hollow non-woven fabric containing electrorheological fluid therein,
incorporating the electrospun, electrorheological-fluid-containing non-woven fabric into a polymer matrix to thereby form a polymeric article, and
subjecting the electrorheological fluid to an electric field thereby changing the elastic modulus of the electrorheological fluid and the overall elastic modulus of the polymeric article.

US Pat. No. 10,336,132

WHEEL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A SPOKE AREA COVER

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A wheel of a motor vehicle, comprising:a hub portion;
spokes extending radially outward from the hub portion;
a rim supported on the spokes;
an interior-side spoke area cover facing an interior side of the spokes;
an exterior-side spoke area cover delimited by the rim facing an exterior side of the spokes; and
at least one over pressure-controlled and/or under pressure-controlled ventilation opening, the at least one ventilation opening being arranged to automatically ventilate a spoke area between the interior and exterior-side covers that is closed from the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,336,051

THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD OF PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF COMMUN

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A three-dimensional object forming apparatus comprising:a print head configured to discharge a liquid;
an energy-emitting device configured to cure the liquid discharged from the print head and form a dot;
a storage medium that stores a dither mask; and
one or more controllers programmed to:
control an operation of the print head such that a three-dimensional object is formed as an aggregate of dots by representing a shape of the three-dimensional object to be formed as a voxel-set and forming a dot in a voxel of the voxel-set which is determined as a target in which the dot is formed, and
determine a target voxel in which a dot is formed depending on a result of comparing a forming index value which is a value depending on a dot forming rate in a voxel of the voxel-set which is positioned on an inside of the three-dimensional object with a threshold of the dither mask.

US Pat. No. 10,336,006

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Southern Methodist Univer...

1. A method for additive manufacturing of a composite article comprising:forming a three-dimensional mesh comprising a plurality of fibers by:
alternately inserting a first subset of the plurality of fibers along the X-axis between a third subset of the plurality of fibers along the Z-axis followed by inserting a second subset of the plurality of fibers along the Y-axis between the third subset of the plurality of fibers along the Z-axis to form a layer, fibers in each subset separated by gaps which form voids between the plurality of fibers;
introducing a flowable, solidifiable material into the layer; and
solidifying the material;
wherein the material at least partially surrounds the fibers and wherein portions of the material are solidified to form a solid matrix embedding the fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,335,993

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR FORMING A CONTAINER FROM A PREFORM WITH A HANDLE NOTCH

DT Inventions, Houston, ...

1. A method for forming a container, comprising:heating a preform having a first handle attachment notch and a second handle attachment notch in a first oven;
stretching the preform to move the second handle attachment notch away from the first handle attachment notch;
closing a first mold having a first mold recess and a second mold having a second mold recess around the preform; and
blowing air into the preform,
wherein, during the heating, the stretching, the closing, and the blowing, the first and second handle attachment notches do not have a handle disposed thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,335,982

BEAD IMMOBILISATION METHOD AND BEAD ARRAYS MADE THEREBY

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF T...

1. A bead immobilization method, comprising: receiving at least one bead in at least one well in a casting surface, and casting a casting material over the casting surface to form a reverse casting in which the at least one bead is cast onto at least one post upstanding from a surface of the reverse casting.

US Pat. No. 10,335,947

ROBOTIC SYSTEM WITH PIECE-LOSS MANAGEMENT MECHANISM

MUJIN, Inc., Tokyo (JP)

19. A tangible, non-transient computer-readable medium having processor instructions stored thereon that, when executed by a robotic system via one or more processors thereof, cause the robotic system to:calculate a base motion plan, wherein the base motion plan includes a first set of actuator commands, actuator settings, or a combination thereof, that is configured to operate a robotic arm and a gripper to transfer a target object from a start location to a task location;
receive a contact measure while executing the base motion plan, wherein the contact measure represents an amount of grip of the gripper on the target object measured by a contact sensor;
determine that the contact measure fails to satisfy a threshold;
track a progress of executing the base motion plan, wherein the progress is associated with a horizontal transfer of the target object; and
selectively generate a second set of actuator commands, actuator settings, or a combination thereof based on the determination and the progress for operating the robotic arm, the gripper, or a combination thereof to deviate from the base motion plan and execute one or more response actions not included in the base motion plan.

US Pat. No. 10,335,892

WELD ELECTRODE FOR ATTRACTIVE WELD APPEARANCE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A welding electrode comprising: a body of the welding electrode, which welding electrode forms electrical resistance spot welds in an assembly of overlying metal workpieces that comprises at least one aluminum alloy workpiece, the body having an end; a convex weld face supported at the end of the body; and ringed protrusions that project outwardly from the convex weld face and are positioned to make contact with and indent into a surface of the aluminum alloy workpiece when the convex weld face of the welding electrode is brought into contact with the assembly of overlying sheet metal workpieces during a resistance spot welding operation, the ringed protrusions being radially spaced from one another on the convex weld face and each of the ringed protrusions having a circumference that surrounds a center of the convex weld face, wherein each of the ringed protrusions has rounded corners when viewed in cross-section, and wherein an innermost ringed protrusion of the ringed protrusions rises to a height above a portion of the convex weld face surrounded by the innermost ringed protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,335,815

APPLICATOR HEAD FOR A DISPENSER, DISPENSER COMPRISING AN APPLICATOR HEAD, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN APPLICATOR HEAD

APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH, R...

1. An applicator head for a dispenser with a pump device comprising:a pump chamber;
an inlet valve arranged between a suction opening and the pump chamber;
an outlet valve arranged between the pump chamber and an applicator opening; and
an actuating handle by which an inner volume of the pump chamber can be changed;
wherein at least two of the three components from the group comprising the outlet valve, the inlet valve and the actuating handle each have at least one elastic portion which is made of an elastically deformable material;
wherein the at least one elastic portion of the at least two components are an integral part of a continuous elastic structural portion which is made of a uniform elastic material and which has a connection area between the at least two components;
wherein the connection area, in an assembled state of the applicator head, is in an elastically deformed state;
wherein the at least two components each have a holding portion made from the elastic material, wherein the holding portions are arranged in a fixed position with respect to one another in the assembled state of the applicator head; and
wherein the elastic structural portion is deformed in the connection area by about 90° or a multiple thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,335,779

HIGHLY STABLE NI-M F6-NH2O/ONPYRAZINE2(SOLVENT)X METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS AND METHODS OF USE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of capturing chemical species from a fluid composition, the method comprisingcontacting a metal organic framework characterized by the formula [MaMbF5(O/H2O)w(Ligand)x]z with a fluid composition, where Ma is Ni2+; Mb is Al3+, Fe3+, V3+, V5+, or Nb5+; w is 1; Ligand is pyrazine; x is 2; and z is at least equal to 1; and
capturing one or more captured chemical species from the fluid composition.

US Pat. No. 10,335,776

MANGANESE-CONTAINING DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYST

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. An oxidation catalyst composite for abatement of exhaust gas emissions from a lean burn engine comprising:a carrier substrate having a length, an inlet end, and an outlet end, an oxidation catalyst catalytic material on the carrier, the oxidation catalyst catalytic material including a first washcoat layer comprising a first refractory metal oxide support, a platinum (Pt) component and a palladium (Pd) component in a ratio of Pt to Pd in the range of about 10:1 to 1:10; and
a second washcoat layer comprising a second refractory metal oxide support containing Mn, a zeolite, a Pt component, and optionally a Pd component,
wherein the Mn content of the second refractory metal oxide support is in the range of 0.1% to 30% by weight, and wherein the Mn is doped with Fe, Ni, Co, Cu, Ce, Sn, Ir, In, or a combination thereof, and
wherein the oxidation catalyst composite is effective to abate hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide, and to oxidize NO to NO2 in a lean burn engine exhaust.

US Pat. No. 10,335,762

MID-TEMPERATURE RANGE DRY REGENERABLE SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE SORBENT, SLURRY COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORP...

1. A mid-temperature range dry regenerable solid carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent composition applicable for a fluidized bed sorption enhanced water gas shift (SEWGS) process, the mid-temperature range dry regenerable solid carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent composition comprising:10 to 70 parts by weight of an active ingredient;
10 to 60 parts by weight of a support;
3 to 30 parts by weight of a reaction accelerator;
5 to 20 parts by weight of an inorganic binder; and
0.1 to 3 parts by weight of a viscosity modifier, based on the total weight of the mid-temperature range dry regenerable solid carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent composition,
wherein the viscosity modifier is at least one selected from the group consisting of glucose and a melamine compound.

US Pat. No. 10,335,757

PROCESS FOR MAKING ENVIRONMENTAL REACTANT(S)

Specialty Earth Sciences,...

1. A process for making coated reduced sized oxidant particles consisting essentially of the steps of:heating a mill;
feeding a coating material and oxidant particles into said heated mill, said coating material having a characteristic selected from the group consisting of substantially oleophilic, hydrophobic, siliphilic, hydrocarbon soluble, and combinations thereof;
milling the oxidant particles with said coating material and thereby reducing the particle size of said oxidant particles and coating a substantial portion of each of said reduced size oxidant particles with said coating material, providing the coated reduced sized oxidant particles; and
wherein said mill is maintained at a temperature above a melting point of said coating material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,740

SUBMERGED-TYPE FILTRATION APPARATUS

KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A submerged-type filtration apparatus comprising: a filtration bath disposed over a ground; a filtration membrane cassette configured to be installed in the filtration bath, the filtration membrane cassette comprising a frame structure and a plurality of filtering membrane modules installed in the frame structure; a first guide disposed in the filtration bath and configured to guide the filtration membrane cassette when the filtration membrane cassette is inserted into the filtration bath so as to be installed in the filtration bath, wherein the first guide is an inner feed water pipe through which a feed water to be treated, introduced from outside of the submerged-type filtration apparatus, is supplied into the filtration bath; and a second guide disposed in the filtration bath and configured to guide the filtration membrane cassette when the filtration membrane cassette is inserted into the filtration bath so as to be installed in the filtration bath, wherein the filtration membrane cassette further comprises an aeration unit combined with the frame structure and configured to eject air bubbles toward the filtering membrane modules, and wherein the second guide is an inner air pipe for supplying air to the aeration unit.

US Pat. No. 10,335,724

FILTER AND BARRIER

ERTEC ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTE...

1. A barrier material which comprises(i) an elongate load-bearing apertured sheet material and
(ii) an elongate apertured sheet filter material which is attached to the load-bearing apertured sheet material,the load-bearing apertured sheet material comprising(A) a first set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other and (ii) spaced apart from each other with a distance between adjacent strands of 0.1 to 0.5 inch, and
(B) a second set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other, (ii) spaced apart from each other with a distance between adjacent strands of 0.1 to 0.5 inch, and (iii) at an angle to the first strands;
the first and second sets of polymeric strands (a) being bonded to each other at crossover sections at which the polymeric strands are bonded together, and (b) forming open apertures which have a first aperture size, measured by the procedure of ASTM D-4751, andthe filter material(1) comprising(A) a first set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other and (ii) spaced apart from each other, and
(B) a second set of melt-extruded polymeric strands which are (i) parallel to each other, (ii) spaced apart from each other, and (iii) at an angle of 50-80° to the first strands;
the first and second sets of polymeric strands (a) being bonded to each other at crossover sections at which the polymeric strands are bonded together, and (b) forming open apertures which have a second aperture size, measured by the procedure of ASTM D-4751, the second aperture size being less than 500? (0.500 mm) and the first aperture size being at least 4 times the second aperture size,(2) having a percentage open area (measured by COE 02215-86) of at least 25%, and(3) having a length which can be changed elastically by at least 0.03%.

US Pat. No. 10,335,714

LIQUID RECOVERY FILTER

SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE ...

1. A liquid recovery filter comprising:a filter shell having an upper end, a lower end opposite the upper end, and a cylindrical outer wall extending between the upper end and the lower end, the shell defining an internal volume;
a filter element disposed within the filter shell, whereby a gap formed between the shell and the filter element defines an upstream section of the internal volume, the filter element having an inlet side and an outlet core, the inlet side of the filter element communicating fluidly with the upstream section;
an inlet passage extending substantially radially from a first point on the filter shell cylindrical outer wall, the inlet passage communicating fluidly with the upstream section;
an outlet passage extending substantially radially from a second point on the filter shell cylindrical outer wall, wherein the second point is located on a side of the cylindrical outer wall opposite the location of the first point,
the outlet passage communicating fluidly with the outlet core of the filter element;
a downstream vent passage port/purge port disposed through the filter shell, the downstream vent passage port/purge port communicating fluidly with the outlet core of the filter element; and,
an inline gas filter disposed in the downstream vent passage port/purge port, wherein the inline gas filter permits the sterile introduction of a gas into the downstream section through the vent passage port/purge port to purge processed liquids retained in the downstream section after filtering of the processed liquids by the filter element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,690

AUTOMATIC VIDEO GAME HIGHLIGHT REEL

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A video game recording system, comprising:memory configured to store a highlight criterion for a video game to mark a highlight event in the video game;
a processing core having at least one processor configured to:
execute a gaming platform to play the video game in a video game session,
identify a video game event in the video game session that matches the highlight criterion, wherein identifying the video game event comprises:
recording a biometric input entered into the video game session for a player interacting with the video game during the video game session, wherein said biometric input for the player is provided using a video camera, biometric sensor or gesture recognition device utilized by the player for the video game session,
identifying a biometric characteristic of the player interacting with the video game during the video game session interaction to determine a player excitement level, and
comparing the player excitement level to an event threshold to determine that the highlight criterion is satisfied, and
trigger an application programming interface to mark the video game event as a highlight event for inclusion in a highlight reel presenting highlight events from the video game session; and
an output device configured to present the video game session to a player.

US Pat. No. 10,335,678

GAME PROGRAM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

DENA CO., LTD., Tokyo (J...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having machine-executable instructions with which a computer having a storage and a hardware processor, for providing a service, said machine-executable instructions comprising:a screen generation process that generates a game screen having disposed thereon multiple selectable objects that a player is allowed to select;
an acceptance process that accepts selection operation input on said selectable objects at the moment when a pointing location initially arrives at the location of a selectable object disposed on the game screen while the movement of said pointing location on the game screen is maintained by the player's operations, and said acceptance process accepts the selection operation input in a sequential manner, starting with the selectable object at which the pointing location arrives the earliest;
a special effect generation process that generates special effects in the course of a game driven by the player's operations based on at least one of the moment when the pointing location initially arrives at the location of the selectable object, or the order in which the selection operation input on the selectable objects is accepted;
a counting process that starts counting standby time associated with each of the selectable objects in the order of acceptance of the selection operation input, and
an action control process that establishes control over the actions of controlled objects associated with each of the selectable objects upon the elapse of the respective standby time, and
the special effect generation process
determines whether nor not a time difference between an earlier action of a controlled object associated with a certain selectable object and a later action of a controlled object associated with another selectable object is within a predetermined period of time and
generates special effects in the course of a game driven by the player's operations if it is determined to be within the predetermined period of time;
wherein the screen generation process generates a game screen including a control area where the multiple selectable objects are disposed, and
the acceptance process accepts the selection operation input on said selectable objects at the moment when the pointing location initially arrives at the location of a selectable object disposed in the control area, regardless of whether or not the pointing location has been located outside the control area, while the movement of the pointing location on the game screen is maintained by the player's operations.

US Pat. No. 10,335,558

METHODS OF TREATMENT

PARION SCIENCES, INC., D...

1. An apparatus comprising:an entrainment chamber including a gas inlet and a first aerosol outlet, the gas inlet configured to fluidically couple a gas source to the entrainment chamber to produce an entrained aerosol flow at the first aerosol outlet;
a nozzle in fluidic communication with the first aerosol outlet of the entrainment chamber, the nozzle configured to alter the velocity of the entrained aerosol flow; and
a particle selection chamber defining a fluid pathway, the particle selection chamber including a second aerosol outlet and configured to produce an outlet aerosol flow at the second aerosol outlet, the particle selection chamber further configured to receive the entrained aerosol flow from the nozzle and into the fluid pathway, at least a portion of the fluid pathway including a tortuous path configured to remove aerosol particles in the entrained aerosol flow below a predetermined diameter such that a volumetric median diameter (VMD) of the outlet aerosol flow is less than a VMD of the entrained aerosol flow.

US Pat. No. 10,335,546

APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING A PATIENT'S INSULIN DOSAGE REGIMEN

Hygieia, Inc., Ann Arbor...

1. An apparatus for improving a patient's insulin dosage regimen, comprising:at least one computer-readable memory for storing: programming instructions, data inputs corresponding at least to one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen, and a patient's blood-glucose-level measurements determined at a plurality of times within a predefined period of time;
a timer for monitoring the predefined period of time, the timer being incremented based on at least one of: passage of a separate predetermined increment of time or receipt of at least one of the patient's of blood-glucose-level measurements;
a display operative to display information corresponding to at least the patient's insulin dosage regimen; and
a processor configured to communicate with the at least one computer-readable memory and to execute the programming instructions stored in the at least one computer-readable memory to cause the apparatus to perform a method comprising:
(i) determining a number that represents excessive hypoglycemic events within the predefined period of time;
(ii) determining, after obtaining at least one blood-glucose-level measurement but before obtaining a subsequent blood-glucose-level measurement, whether the obtained blood-glucose-level measurement reflects a hypoglycemic event or a severe hypoglycemic event;
(iii) reducing at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen in response to a determination that the obtained blood-glucose-level measurement represents a severe hypoglycemic event;
(iv) reducing at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen in response to a determination that the obtained blood-glucose-level measurements results in an excessive number of hypoglycemic events during the predefined period of time; wherein the timer is reinitiated after the determination that there have been an excessive number of hypoglycemic events over the predefined period of time; and
(v) determining, at the end of the predefined period of time, from a plurality of the data corresponding to the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements whether and by how much to vary at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen in order to maintain the patient's blood-glucose-level measurements within a predefined range; and
(vi) communicating the revised at least one of the one or more components in the patients insulin dosage regimen to the display to enable the patient's insulin dosage regimen to be updated on the display;
wherein the timer is reinitiated after the determination of whether and by how much to vary at least one of the one or more components in the patient's insulin dosage regimen.

US Pat. No. 10,335,506

MOBILE ULTRAVIOLET LAMP APPARATUSES HAVING A REFLECTOR SYSTEM THAT REDIRECTS LIGHT TO A HIGH TOUCH AREA OF A ROOM

Xenex Disinfection Servic...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a germicidal lamp configured to emit ultraviolet light, wherein the germicidal lamp is arranged lengthwise substantially parallel to a horizontal plane of the apparatus;
a mobile carriage supporting the germicidal lamp, wherein the mobile carriage comprises:
one or more compartments underneath said arranged germicidal lamp, wherein the one or more compartments hold operational components for the apparatus;
a casing enclosing the one or more compartments, wherein the apparatus is configured such that the germicidal lamp is not moveable beyond vertical planes aligned with the casing when the germicidal lamp is supported by the mobile carriage; and
wheels along a bottom of the mobile carriage to affect portability of the apparatus; and
a reflector system arranged in the apparatus such that ultraviolet light emitted from the germicidal lamp is projected to a region exterior to the apparatus between approximately 2 feet and approximately 4 feet from a floor of a room in which the apparatus is arranged, wherein the apparatus is configured such that a reflector of the reflector system is moveable relative to the mobile carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,335,432

MICROPOROUS ZIRCONIUM SILICATE FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPERKALEMIA

ZS PHARMA, INC., Coppell...

1. A method of treating hyperkalemia in a subject in need thereof comprising administering between 3 and 9 g per day of particles with a uniform microporous structure, a pore diameter of about 3 angstroms, and a median particle size greater than 3 microns, the particles being capable of binding potassium with a potassium exchange capacity (KEC) of at least 1.7 mEq/g, wherein less than 7% of the administered particles are under 3 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,335,417

THIAZIDEAMIDE DERIVATIVE AND USE THEREOF

Institute of Pharmacology...

1. A compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof, wherein the compound is selected from:

US Pat. No. 10,335,409

INHIBITORS OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS

Gilead Pharmasset LLC, F...

1. A compound of formula:

US Pat. No. 10,335,386

LIPID COMPRISING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC A...

1. Canola oil extracted from Brassica napus seed, comprising a total fatty acid content which comprises docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6?3), wherein the DHA is present at a level of between 7% and 20% of the total fatty acid content, wherein at least 70% of the DHA in the total fatty acid content is esterified at the sn-1 or sn-3 position of triacylglycerol (TAG) in the canola oil.

US Pat. No. 10,335,372

COMPOSITIONS WITH MODIFIED NUCLEASES TARGETED TO VIRAL NUCLEIC ACIDS AND METHODS OF USE FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES

Jacob G. Appelbaum, Gain...

1. A method for treating a viral disease in a subject, the method comprising:administering to the subject a composition for destruction of targeted nucleic acids inside biological cells, the composition comprising:
a core carrier comprising a plurality of first multivalent molecular scaffolds and a plurality of second multivalent molecular scaffolds, each of the first and second multivalent molecular scaffolds being covalently bound to the core carrier, each first and second multivalent molecular scaffold comprising a polymer,
at least one of the first multivalent molecular scaffolds further comprising a plurality of cell membrane permeating peptides covalently bound to the first multivalent molecular scaffold for effective internalization of the composition into cytoplasm of the biological cells, wherein the first multivalent molecular scaffolds are nuclease-free,
at least one of the second multivalent molecular scaffolds comprising a plurality of nucleic acid targeting ligands covalently bound to the second multivalent molecular scaffold that is capable of binding specific sequences on targeted nucleic acids inside the biological cells, at least one nuclease covalently bound to the second multivalent molecular scaffold that is capable of destruction of the targeted nucleic acids that are bound to the nucleic acid targeting ligands inside the biological cells.

US Pat. No. 10,335,342

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF BINOCULAR DYSFUNCTIONS

New Jersey Institute of T...

1. A method for remediating visual symptoms in a user with binocular dysfunction, the method comprising:rendering a visual therapy video game on one or more displays;
controlling accommodative and proximal vergence stimulation of a user's eyes via the visual therapy video game; and
asymmetrical stimulating to a left eye or a right eye of the user via the visual therapy video game based on peak velocity differences between the left and right eyes.

US Pat. No. 10,335,325

ERGONOMIC DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT GARMENT

Advanced Absorbent Techno...

1. A disposable absorbent undergarment configured to be worn by a person, said undergarment having a central longitudinal axis and comprising:an absorbent core assembly centered on said central longitudinal axis and having a pair of sides extending parallel to said central longitudinal axis, said absorbent core assembly being of a predetermined width between said sides, and being configured for absorbing fluid from the person; and
a chassis comprising a sheet of a cloth-like, non-woven, breathable material, said sheet having an inner surface, a front section, a back section, and an crotch section located between said front section and said back section, said front section including a top front edge, a pair of front side edges defining therebetween the width of said front section, and a plurality of linear elastic threads extending parallel to said top front edge and to each other completely across said width of said front section from one of said pair of front side edges to the other of said pair of front side edges, said back section including a top back edge, a pair of back side edges defining therebetween the width of said back section, and a plurality of linear elastic threads extending parallel to said top back edge and to each other completely across said width of said back section from one of said pair of back side edges to the other of said pair of back side edges, said crotch section comprising a pair of central side edges defining therebetween the width of said crotch section, the maximum width of said crotch section being less than said width of said front and back sections, said crotch section having and a plurality of linear elastic threads extending parallel to said front top edge, to said back top edge, and to each other completely across said width of said crotch section from one of said pair of central side edges to the other of said pair of central side edges, respective ones of said front side edges being secured to respective ones of said back side edges, each of said pair of central side sections comprising an ergonomically shaped recess forming a respective leg opening for the person, said recesses being spaced apart from each other by a distance which is greater than said predetermined width of said absorbent core assembly, said absorbent core assembly being secured on said inner surface of said chassis at said crotch section and centered on said central longitudinal axis between said respective leg openings with plural ones of said plurality of linear elastic threads of said crotch section at said absorbent core assembly being cut into a plurality of separated segments extending across the entirety of said absorbent core assembly from a point adjacent one of said pair of sides to a point adjacent the other of said pair of sides whereupon some of said plurality of separated segments extend through said central longitudinal axis and others of said plurality of separated segments are located immediately adjacent said central longitudinal axis, said plurality of separated segments being configured so as not to tend to collapse or buckle said absorbent core assembly when said garment is worn by the person.

US Pat. No. 10,335,320

REDUCED-PRESSURE DRESSINGS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR USE WITH LINEAR WOUNDS

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A dressing assembly for treating a linear wound, comprising:a dressing bolster having a first side and a second, inward-facing side;
a comfort layer having a first side and a second, inward-facing side, the first side of the comfort layer coupled to the second, inward-facing side of the dressing bolster;
a first sealing member covering the dressing bolster;
a second sealing member covering a portion of the second, inward-facing side of the dressing bolster and extending outward from the dressing bolster, wherein a portion of the first sealing member is coupled to the second sealing member by an attachment device; and
a sealing ring disposed on and directly coupled to at least a portion of the second, inward-facing side of the comfort layer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,293

DAMPING CONTROL METHOD FOR LOWER-LIMB PROSTHESES

PEKING UNIVERSITY, Shenz...

1. A damping control method for a lower-limb prosthesis, comprising the following steps:isolating a driving motor of the lower-limb prosthesis from a driving voltage, and operating the driving motor as a generator,
wherein the generator generates an alternating induced voltage from a joint rotation resulting from locomotion of a human body's CoM (Center of Mass), and where the method further comprises:
transforming the alternating induced voltage to a direct-current voltage with a full-bridge rectification circuit made of Schottky diodes or ideal diodes;
connecting output terminals of the full-bridge rectification circuit with a controlled switch to form a closed circuit, and generating induced current from the direct-current voltage; and
controlling the on-off ratio of the controlled switch with a Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) signal to generate a controllable motor current that results in a controllable braking torque under the magnetic field of the driving motor.

US Pat. No. 10,335,277

ADJUSTABLE NOSECONE

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED ...

1. A percutaneous valve delivery system, comprising:an outer sheath;
an inner catheter disposed within the outer sheath, the inner catheter including a plurality of non-concentric lumens formed therein;
a tubular extension extending distally from a distal end of the inner catheter;
wherein the tubular extension is axially movable relative to the inner catheter;
wherein the tubular extension is fixedly attached to and within a hypotube slidably received within one of the plurality of lumens;
a nose cone attached to the tubular extension;
a handle attached to the outer sheath, wherein the handle is configured to shift the outer sheath between a first position and a second position relative to the inner catheter; and
a valve replacement implant releasably coupled to the inner catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,335,271

SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING AND CUTTING PERICARDIAL TISSUE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. An assembly for assessing and cutting a leaflet of a prosthetic valve from a sheet of bioprosthetic tissue, the assembly comprising:a flat surface on which a sheet of bioprosthetic tissue may be supported;
a die for cutting the leaflet having a plate and a sharp die cutting pattern resembling the leaflet and defining a boundary, an exposed portion of the sharp die cutting pattern depending downward from the plate;
an opening formed in the die within the boundary of the die cutting pattern; and
a distance measurement gauge having a vertically movable probe that passes through the opening for measuring the thickness of the tissue, wherein the opening through the die permits passage of the vertically movable probe of the distance measurement gauge at different locations within the boundary of the die cutting pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,335,267

INTRAOCULAR LENS HAVING PARTLY OVERLAPPING ADDITIONAL OPTICAL ACTIVE SECTORS ON OPPOSITE SIDES

OCULENTIS HOLDING B.V., ...

1. An intraocular lens (1) comprising an optic (3), the optic having first and second sides (3.1, 3.2) and comprising:a first main lens surface (4.1) at the first side (3.1) and a second main lens surface (4.2) at the second side (3.2), the first main lens surface providing a first main lens surface optical power and the second main lens surface providing a second main lens surface optical power,
the first and second main lens surfaces providing a main lens (4) having a main lens optical power to provide distance vision, and a main optical axis (R) defining a radial direction perpendicular to the main optical axis, a tangential direction around the main optical axis and an axial direction along the main optical axis;
a first additional optical active part (6) at the first side (3.1),
the first additional optical active part providing a positive relative optical power with respect to the first main lens surface optical power,
the first additional optical active part (6) being positioned at a distance from the optical axis (R) and in tangential directions being delimited by boundaries extending in radial directions, and
the first additional optical active part (6) overlapping with the second main lens surface (4.2) to form a secondary lens having the positive relative optical power of the first additional optical active part (6) with respect to the main lens (4) to provide near or reading vision;
a central part (8) at the first side (3.1),
the central part being arranged such that the main optical axis (R) passes through the central part, and fitting within a circumscribing circle around the optical axis,
the central part (8) being adjacent to the first additional optical active part (6), and
the central part having a relative optical power between ?2 and 2 diopter with respect to the first main lens surface optical power; and
a second additional optical active part (15) at the second side (3.2),
the second additional optical active part being arranged such that the main optical axis (R) passes through the second additional optical active part, and fitting within a circumscribing circle around the main optical axis (R), and
the second additional optical active part providing a relative optical power and/or an optical aberration with respect to the second main lens surface,
wherein the distance between the main optical axis (R) and the first additional optical active part (6) is smaller than the radius of the circle circumscribing the second additional optical active part (15), the diameter of the circle circumscribing the central part (8) being smaller than the diameter of the circle circumscribing the second additional optical active part (15), such that the second optical active part at least partly overlaps with the first additional optical active part (6) and partly overlaps with the first main lens surface (4.1).

US Pat. No. 10,335,258

PROSTHESIS FOR REPAIRING A HERNIA DEFECT

C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray ...

1. A prosthesis for repairing a hernia defect, the prosthesis comprising:a patch body having a periphery, a first axis and a second axis perpendicular to the first axis, the first axis and the second axis intersecting at approximately a center of the patch body, a first portion of the patch body on a first side of the first axis and a second portion of the patch body on a second side of the first axis;
a self-expanding hoisting frame releasably attachable to the patch body to assist in spreading the patch body from a reduced configuration to an expanded configuration, the self-expanding hoisting frame including an outer frame component and an inner frame component configured to translate force, the outer frame component defining an open interior and the inner frame component extending through the open interior; and
a tether attached to the inner frame component, a free end of the tether extendable away from the inner frame component and through the patch body when the self-expanding hoisting frame is releasably attached to the patch body, a pulling force on the free end of the tether in an outward direction away from the patch body being directed by the inner frame component in a direction toward the outer frame component when the patch body is in the expanded configuration;
wherein the patch body and the self-expanding hoisting frame when releasably attached to the patch body are manipulable into the reduced configuration for insertion through an opening into a patient; and
wherein the inner frame component is configured to be separated into a plurality of segments to facilitate withdrawal of the self-expanding hoisting frame through the opening when the self-expanding hoisting frame is released from the patch body.

US Pat. No. 10,335,248

THERAPEUTIC TOOTH BUD ABLATION

TRIAGENICS, INC., Eugene...

19. A tooth bud ablation procedure that results in tooth agenesis, comprising the steps of:(a) obtaining a volume scan image in which hard tissue is visible;
(b) obtaining a volume scan image in which a dental impression is visible;
(c) superimposing the volume scan image of the hard tissue with the volume scan image of the dental impression to create an overlay so that soft tissue is “visible” as the space between the visible hard tissue and the visible dental impression;
(d) pre-operatively taking measurements from said overlay in which said soft tissue is “visible” to determine a three-dimensional location of a measured middle of a tooth bud;
(e) placing an ablation probe tip having a center of ablation so that said center of ablation is in said three-dimensional location of the measured middle of a tooth bud; and
(f) at least partially ablating at least one tooth bud.

US Pat. No. 10,335,231

MICROWAVE APPLICATOR AND METHOD OF FORMING A MICROWAVE APPLICATOR

EMBLATION LIMITED, Alloa...

1. A method of forming a medical microwave applicator for use in treating tissue comprising:forming a body comprising dielectric material so that there is a void in the dielectric material;
performing a deposition process to deposit conductive material in the void to partially or entirely fill the void to create a conductive feature that adheres directly to the dielectric material, the deposited directly adhered conductive feature being a probe feed that partially or entirely fills the void and that couples electromagnetic energy via the directly adhered conductive material of the probe feed into a waveguide comprising the dielectric material such that the electromagnetic energy is transmitted through the dielectric material of the waveguide to an end of the medical microwave applicator for placing adjacent to or in contact with the tissue;
further performing the deposition process so that the directly adhered conductive material of the probe feed is deposited to have a thickness and configuration to provide a directly adhered transmission structure that receives the electromagnetic energy from a coaxial feed and transmits the electromagnetic energy through the directly adhered conductive material of the probe feed and into the dielectric material; and
forming a conductive link from the conductive material deposited in the void to conductive material on an outer surface, the outer surface of the conductive material being configured for connection to the coaxial feed to receive the electromagnetic energy via the coaxial feed and the conductive link being arranged so as to launch the electromagnetic energy as a transverse electric (TE) mode.

US Pat. No. 10,335,228

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SWITCH ACTIVATION CONTROL

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An electrosurgical instrument, comprising:a housing;
an elongated shaft extending from the housing;
a pair of opposing jaw members disposed at a distal portion of the elongated shaft and configured to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy, at least one of the jaw members movable relative to the other jaw member between an open position and a closed position;
a movable handle operably coupled to the housing and configured to move between an unactuated position and an actuated position to move at least one of the jaw members between the open and closed positions;
a switch supported by the housing and configured to move between an activated position and a deactivated position to control delivery of electrosurgical energy to the jaw members;
a depressible button having a proximal portion coupled to the switch and a distal portion extending from the housing, the distal portion of the depressible button configured to be engaged by the movable handle to move the switch between the activated and deactivated positions;
a switch activation post housed within the depressible button, the switch activation post extending from the distal portion of the depressible button and configured to engage the switch to move the switch to the activated position upon depression of the depressible button; and
a coiled spring disposed around the switch activation post and housed within the depressible button, the coiled spring configured to maintain a spring force on the switch to maintain the switch in the activated position during at least a portion of travel of the moveable handle toward the unactuated position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,220

BONE POSITIONING GUIDE

Treace Medical Concepts, ...

1. A method of positioning a bone comprising:engaging a surface of a bone engagement member of a bone positioning guide with a first bone;
placing a tip of the bone positioning guide in contact with a second bone, the second bone being different from the first bone; and
moving the bone engagement member with respect to the tip to change the position of the first bone with respect to the second bone, wherein moving the bone engagement member comprises correcting an alignment of the first bone in more than one plane with respect to the second bone, including about an axis in a frontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,335,217

PEDICLE SCREW WITH LARGE-DIAMETER BONE THREAD

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A pedicle screw system comprising a receiving sleeve for a longitudinal support, a bone screw and a shank head element;the bone screw comprising a bone thread formed as an external thread and a connection thread formed as an inner thread;
the shank head element at a proximal end having a head on which the receiving sleeve is mounted, and the shank head element at a distal end having a connection thread formed as an external thread and screwed into the connection thread of the bone screw;
the connection threads both being formed as multi-threads, each having a distal connection thread portion and a proximal connection thread portion;
the distal connection thread portions and the proximal connection thread portions having an identical thread pitch; and
the distal connection thread portions having a diameter smaller than that of the proximal connection thread portions.

US Pat. No. 10,335,215

BONE SCREW WITH SELF-CONSTRAINED FLEXIBILITY

1. A bone screw comprising:a longitudinal core member defining a longitudinal axis and having an outer surface and a helical groove recessed from the outer surface, the helical groove having a groove cross-section defined by opposed sidewalk and a bottom surface connecting the opposed sidewalk and forming a first portion of the groove cross-section that is positioned closest radially to the longitudinal axis, wherein a minor diameter of the core member measured radially between diametrically opposite portions of the bottom surface of the helical groove is greater than a depth of the helical groove measured radially from the first portion of the groove cross-section to the outer surface of the core member; and
a helical thread body configured to be accommodated in the helical groove,
wherein when the thread body is assembled in the helical groove of the core member and when the core member is straight along the longitudinal axis, the thread body is configured to abut one opposed sidewall without abutting the other opposed sidewall along a full turn of the thread body,
wherein when the thread body and the core member are assembled and the thread body is contacting the bottom surface of the helical groove, a portion of the thread body that extends outside the helical groove has a height measured radially outwardly from the outer surface of the core member that is greater than the depth of the helical groove over an uninterrupted length of the thread body that covers a majority of the entire thread body, and
wherein the thread body is configured to slide in the helical groove between the opposed sidewalls of the helical groove in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,335,212

VARIABLE ANGLE SCREWS, PLATES AND SYSTEMS

Orthofix S.R.L., Verona ...

1. A variable angle orthopedic plate, the plate comprising:an upper surface;
a bone facing surface;
at least one variable angle through hole between the upper surface and the bone facing surface, the through hole defined by a wall having a generally cylindrical shape with a central hole axis with a constant total radius from the upper surface to the bone facing surface, wherein the wall comprises a single continuous thread, the apex of which defines a central hole aperture of radius (raperture), and a thread trough defining a total hole radius of (rhole),
wherein the thread has at least one indentation along its length, each indentation having a radius (rindent), wherein raperture wherein the surface of the wall defining the variable angle hole engages a threaded head of an orthopedic fastener at a first angle aligned with the central hole axis and at least one other angle measured between the central hole axis and an axis of an orthopedic fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,335,192

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A PROPERTY OF AN OBJECT USING ULTRASOUND SCATTER

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Property determining apparatus for determining a property of an object, wherein the property determining apparatus comprises:an ultrasound signal providing unit (18) for providing an ultrasound signal produced by
sending an ultrasound pulse out to the object,
receiving echo series from the object, and
generating the ultrasound signal depending on the received echo series,
a scatter determination unit (8) for determining at least one scatter value being indicative of a scatter of the ultrasound pulse by a fluid perfusing the object, wherein the scatter determination unit (8) is adapted to determine the at least one scatter value based on a histogram of ultrasound intensities of the ultrasound signal,
a property determination unit (15) for determining a property of the object depending on the at least one scatter value.

US Pat. No. 10,335,187

ATHERECTOMY DEVICES AND METHODS

Cardio Flow, Inc., St. P...

1. A rotational atherectomy device for performing rotational atherectomy to remove stenotic lesion material from a blood vessel of a patient, the device comprising:an elongate flexible drive shaft defining a longitudinal axis;
an array of at least three spherical abrasive elements fixed to the drive shaft and spaced apart from one another by a first separation distance, the spherical abrasive elements fixed to the drive shaft such that a center of mass of each abrasive element is offset from the longitudinal axis, the center of mass of a first spherical abrasive element of the spherical abrasive elements being offset from the longitudinal axis at a first radial angle, the center of mass of a second spherical abrasive element of the spherical abrasive elements being offset from the longitudinal axis at a second radial angle that differs from the first radial angle, the center of mass of a third spherical abrasive element of the spherical abrasive elements being offset from the longitudinal axis at a third radial angle that differs from the first radial angle and the second radial angle; and
a metallic concentric abrasive element having a cylindrical shape with an abrasive exterior coating and a center of mass aligned with the longitudinal axis, the metallic concentric abrasive element fixed to the drive shaft and distally spaced apart from a distal-most spherical abrasive element of the spherical abrasive elements by a distal separation distance.

US Pat. No. 10,335,182

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATING SHAFTS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An articulatable surgical instrument, comprising:an end effector to treat tissue, wherein the end effector comprises an ultrasonic blade;
a hollow shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis;
a waveguide extending through the hollow shaft and acoustically coupled to the ultrasonic blade, wherein the waveguide comprises a distally positioned flange positioned within the hollow shaft proximally from the ultrasonic blade, and wherein the waveguide is held stationary at a pivot point positioned within the hollow shaft proximally from the distally positioned flange; and
a reciprocatable wedge configured to interact with the distally positioned flange to cause the ultrasonic blade to pivot about the pivot point in a first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,335,148

STAPLE CARTRIDGE INCLUDING A TISSUE THICKNESS COMPENSATOR FOR A SURGICAL STAPLER

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A staple cartridge, comprising:a support portion including a cartridge body, comprising:
a plurality of staple cavities that define a staple field, wherein said staple field extends between said staple cavities;
a deck; and
a plurality of cartridge cleats; and
a layer assembly, comprising:
a first layer covering said staple cavities, wherein said first layer comprises a fibrous polymeric composition containing structural voids; and
a second layer for releasably holding said first layer to said support portion;
wherein said cartridge cleats are configured to interact with said layer assembly to limit movement of said layer assembly relative to said deck, and wherein said cartridge cleats are present in said staple field.

US Pat. No. 10,335,147

METHOD OF USING LOCKOUT FEATURES FOR SURGICAL STAPLER CARTRIDGE

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A method of operating on tissue using a surgical instrument, the surgical instrument comprising a body, a shaft assembly, and an end effector, wherein the end effector comprises a lower jaw configured to receive a staple cartridge, an anvil pivotable toward and away from the lower jaw, a translatable knife member having a cutting edge and a distal feature arranged distally of the cutting edge and defining a distal end of the translatable knife member, and at least one lockout feature, wherein the knife member is movable between a raised state toward the anvil and a lowered state toward the lower jaw, wherein the lockout feature is configured to engage the knife member in the lowered state to thereby prevent translation of the knife member, wherein the staple cartridge comprises a cartridge body having a longitudinal channel defined between a pair of opposed interior surfaces, wherein the cartridge body further includes a bypass feature integrally formed with the cartridge body, wherein the bypass feature is configured to transition between a bypass position and a locked position, wherein the bypass feature is configured to extend inwardly into the channel from each of the opposed interior surfaces and prevent engagement of the knife member and the lockout feature when in the bypass position, wherein the bypass feature comprises a pair of fins projecting upwardly from the cartridge body, wherein engaging the bypass feature with a portion of the knife member comprises separating the fins from one another, wherein the bypass feature is configured to provide for engagement of the knife member and the lockout feature when in the locked position, the method comprising the steps of:(a) inserting the staple cartridge into the lower jaw;
(b) capturing tissue between the anvil and the staple cartridge;
(c) translating the knife member distally through the longitudinal channel from a first proximal position to a first distal position, wherein the bypass feature is in the bypass position at the initiation of the act of translating the knife member distally such that the knife member does not engage the lockout feature, wherein the act of translating the knife member distally further comprises:
(i) substantially simultaneously cutting the captured tissue and driving a plurality of staples of the staple cartridge through the captured tissue,
(ii) contacting the distal feature of the knife member with the bypass feature in the bypass position to urge the knife member upwardly into the raised state to thereby prevent engagement of the knife member with the lockout feature, and
(iii) transitioning the bypass feature from the bypass position to the locked position by engaging the bypass feature with the knife member; and
(d) translating the knife member proximally from the first distal position to the first proximal position while the bypass feature remains in the locked position, wherein the bypass feature in the locked position is configured to permit the knife member to move downwardly into the lowered state to engage the lockout feature to prevent subsequent distal translation of the knife member.

US Pat. No. 10,335,139

INSTRUMENTS FOR DELIVERING TRANSFASCIAL SUTURES, TRANSFASCIAL SUTURE ASSEMBLIES, AND METHODS OF TRANSFASCIAL SUTURING

C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray ...

1. An instrument for delivering a transfascial suture, comprising:a handle;
an elongated shaft extending from the handle and including a distal end;
a first needle and a second needle, the first and second needles being moveable from a retracted position within the distal end of the shaft to an extended position beyond the distal end of the shaft, each needle having a sharp end adapted to pierce a soft tissue repair prosthetic and abdominal wall tissue, and including a suture receiving channel; and
a suture carried by the instrument, the suture defined by a first segment, a second segment and an intermediate segment located between and extending from the first needle to the second needle, the first segment located in the first suture receiving channel and the second segment located in the second suture receiving channel, the intermediate segment including opposing ends supported by the needles at the sharp ends thereof when the needles are in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,134

MAGNARETRACTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD

Attractive Surgical, LLC,...

1. A system for manipulating tissue inside a body of a patient, comprising:an intracorporeal apparatus comprising a body comprising
a first end comprising a clip, and
a second end comprising a magnet or magnetically responsive material, wherein the second end is adapted to engage with a placement apparatus; and
a placement apparatus comprising:
an elongated body comprising a proximal end and a distal end;
a shaft disposed within the elongated body and comprising
a shaft proximal end, and
a shaft distal end adapted to selectively engage and disengage the intracorporeal apparatus; and
a handle located at the proximal end of the elongated body and operably connected to the proximal end of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,335,125

BIOPSY DEVICE WITH STERILE SLEEVE

Devicor Medical Products,...

1. A method for providing a sterile barrier to a biopsy device, the biopsy device including a reusable holster and a disposable probe having a needle extending distally from the probe, the method comprising:(a) inserting the holster of the biopsy device into a sterile cover assembly including an elongate flexible cover attached to a sleeve ring, wherein inserting the holster includes inserting the holster into the flexible cover through an opening in the sleeve ring while the sterile cover assembly is in a reduced length configuration that includes a portion of the flexible sleeve loaded onto the sleeve ring;
(b) moving the sleeve ring relative to the holster to unload the flexible sleeve from the sleeve ring to thereby cover the holster with the flexible cover; and
(c) attaching the probe to the holster while the holster is disposed within the flexible cover.

US Pat. No. 10,335,106

COMPUTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND VISUALIZING CEREBRAL THROMBOSIS BASED ON MEDICAL IMAGES

Infinitt Healthcare Co., ...

1. A method of identifying and visualizing a thrombosis, the method comprising:registering an acquired computer tomography (CT) image of an examinee and a computer tomography angiography (CTA) image-based average standard model to each other;
identifying a candidate blood vessel region from the CT image of the examinee based on results of the registration to the average standard model;
acquiring a volume, selected by applying a threshold value for brightness of the CT image to the candidate blood vessel region, as a first thrombosis candidate region;
acquiring at least part of the first thrombosis candidate region as a second thrombosis candidate region based on size information of the first thrombosis candidate region; and
visualizing the second thrombosis candidate region by assigning a visual effect, adapted to distinguish the second thrombosis candidate region from a remaining portion of the CT image of the examinee, to the second thrombosis candidate region.

US Pat. No. 10,335,101

INTEGRATED PORTABLE DIGITAL X-RAY IMAGING SYSTEM

Carestream Health, Inc., ...

1. A mobile digital radiography system comprising:a digital detector;
a cart housing a first wireless module and an X-ray generator; and
one or more wireless portable display devices detachably attached to the cart, each portable display device comprising: (1) a digital display serving as an operator console to control the cart, (2) a second wireless module to communicate with the cart, and (3) an interface module adapted to:
initiate capture of the digital image in response to an instruction entered from the operator console;
obtain radiographic image data from the digital detector that is subjected to the exposure;
automatically analyze the obtained radiographic image data according to a plurality of predefined criteria for diagnostic suitability of the radiographic image;
indicate one or more results of the diagnostic suitability analysis at the operator console, the one or more results including one or more problems with the diagnostic suitability; and
automatically provide, on the operator console, a listing of one or more corrective actions based on the indicated one or more results.

US Pat. No. 10,335,029

OPTHALMOSCOPE DEVICE

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. An eye fundus imaging apparatus, comprising:a display device;
an image capture device configured to capture at least one image of a fundus of an eye; and
a control module that:
displays a target, the target indicating a desired position for the image capture device to capture the at least one image of the fundus of the eye;
monitors a relative position of the eye with respect to the target; and
when the relative position of the eye corresponds to the target, automatically captures the at least one image of the fundus of the eye.

US Pat. No. 10,335,007

BUCKET

CARL FREUDENBERG KG, Wei...

1. A bucket having a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction, the bucket comprising:a first extension in the longitudinal direction;
a second extension in the transverse direction, the first extension being greater than the second extension;
two longitudinal sides;
a front transverse side;
a rear transverse side; and
at least one substantially bow-shaped handle,
wherein the at least one handle extends in the longitudinal direction and is pivotable in the transverse direction, and
wherein a spout of the bucket comprises a self-contained through-hole and is arranged in the front transverse side.

US Pat. No. 10,334,957

MATTRESS ARRANGEMENT, SUCH AS A BED, HAVING ZONES WITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT/FIRMNESS

STARSPRINGS AB, Herrljun...

1. A mattress arrangement, comprising:an upper mattress;
a lower mattress beneath said upper mattress, the lower mattress having a same width as the upper mattress; and
a support structure beneath the upper mattress, the support structure including at least one flexible elongate element extending between two holding elements at opposite sides of at least one variable zone in said mattress arrangement,
wherein said holding elements are between the lower mattress and the upper mattress;
wherein the upper mattress is a pocket spring mattress including coil springs in separate pockets of a cover material, the cover material enclosing the upper mattress, and further includes a retraction device configured to control a slack of said flexible elongate element(s) by controlling a length of the flexible elongate element(s) between said holding elements, thereby controlling a height and/or firmness of the mattress arrangement in said variable zone(s); and
wherein the retraction device is configured to retract the flexible elongate element(s) by at least one of rolling up the flexible elongate element(s) around an axle, pulling an end of the flexible elongate element(s), and pushing an end of the flexible elongate element(s).

US Pat. No. 10,334,927

LUGGAGE SYSTEM EMPLOYING A TELESCOPICALLY-EXTENDABLE HANDLE AND BATTERY POWER SUPPLY ASSEMBLY EQUIPPED WITH A SEMI-AUTOMATIC BATTERY POWER MODULE EJECTION MECHANISM

JRSK, Inc., New York, NY...

1. A luggage system comprising:front and rear housing portions hinged together to provide a housing assembly provided with a set of spinner wheels; and
a telescopically-extendable handle and rechargeable power supply assembly mounted within the rear housing portion and having a pair of spaced-apart guide tubes mounted in the rear housing portion, and supporting a pair of telescopically-extendable rods joined to a handle structure, for pulling the luggage system on the set of the spinner wheels;
wherein the telescopically-extendable handle and rechargeable power supply assembly includes
(i) a base housing component mounted in an aperture formed in the rear housing portion, and having a top surface with a power port access opening;
(ii) a battery module casing mounted to and beneath the base housing component, and disposed substantially in the same plane as and between the pair of spaced-apart guide tubes; and
(iii) a semi-automatic battery power module ejection mechanism comprising a spring-biased platform mounted at the bottom of the battery module casing, for ejecting a battery power module from the battery module casing when the finger of a user presses down on the battery power module while retained in the battery module casing so that the battery power module automatically pops up above the surface of the power port access opening, for manual removal of the battery power module from the battery module casing, wherein the spring-biased platform has multiple configurable states including:
a first lockable state where the spring-biased platform is located at a first position in the battery module casing and supports the battery power module in the battery module casing at a first depth within the battery power module where the top of the battery power module resides at or below the surface of the power port access openings; and
a second lockable state where the spring-biased platform is located at a second position in a second depth within the battery power module where the top of the battery power module resides above the surface of the power port access opening so as to allow the battery power module to be manually removed and withdrawn from the battery module casing using the fingers of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,334,924

PROTECTIVE CASING FOR ELECTRONIC PRODUCT

SHENZHEN ILLUSDESIGN CREA...

1. A protective casing for electronic product, comprising:a flexible body; and
a support assembly coupled to the flexible body and comprising:
a fixing plate;
a support arm;
a pivot assembly disposed between the fixing plate and the support arm, wherein one end of the support arm is pivotally jointed to the fixing plate using the pivot assembly, and wherein another end of the support arm is pivotable around the pivot assembly in order to be opened or closed relative to the fixing plate; and
a mounting zone disposed along a short side direction of the flexible body and configured to mount the fixing plate,
wherein two openings are symmetrically arranged in the mounting zone,
wherein a connecting plate is disposed between the two openings,
wherein one end of the fixing plate penetrates through one of the two openings from a front side of the flexible body and is snap-fitted to the flexible body,
wherein the other end of the fixing plate penetrates through the other one of the two openings from the front side of the flexible body and is snap-fitted to the flexible body, and
wherein the connecting plate abuts against the fixing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,334,896

CONVERTIBLE GARMENT

Peak Theory, Inc., Palo ...

1. A convertible garment comprising:a main body portion and a hood portion attached to the main body portion, the hood portion including inner and outer opposing surfaces and an interior volume formed therebetween, each of the inner and outer surfaces having opposing garment and ornamental plush toy sides, wherein the interior volume is accessible via an opening disposed on the inner surface of the hood portion; and
wherein the main body portion and hood portion are convertible between a garment configuration and a plush toy configuration, the ornamental plush toy sides of the inner and outer surfaces configured to face towards each other and form interior walls of the interior volume in the garment configuration, and the ornamental plush toy sides being invertible out of the opening such that they face away from each other in the plush toy configuration with the interior volume inverted therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,334,867

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMESTIBLE

INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BR...

1. A method of manufacturing a comestible, the method comprising:providing at least one manufacturing instrument configured to contact the comestible;
atomizing a releasing agent and expelling said releasing agent from an expelling device, wherein application of pressure to said releasing agent is unnecessary to achieve said atomizing;
applying said spray of said releasing agent to either a surface of said at least one manufacturing instrument configured to contact the comestible, or to a surface of the comestible; and
controlling a shape of said spray of releasing agent applied to said surface of said at least one manufacturing instrument configured to contact the comestible or to said surface of the comestible by adjusting at least one of a position and angle of an air jet relative to an atomizing surface of said expelling device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,861

APPARATUS FOR FILLING TUBULAR CASES AND RELATED METHOD

1. A filling apparatus for filling gathered tubular cases with a pasty material such as sausage meat, comprising:a filling tube on to which a gathered tubular case can be pushed;
a moveable receiving portion which accommodates a first end of the filling tube and which is adapted to move the filling tube into a charging position in which the case can be put on to the filling tube and into a filling position in which the case can be filled;
a pushing-on device which is moveable axially relative to a filling tube longitudinal axis for pushing the case on to the filling tube in the charging position;
an axially moveable entrainment ring arranged on the filling tube; and
a sensing device for ascertaining a position of at least one of the entrainment ring and the pushing-on device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,847

ANTIFUNGAL COMPOSITION

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

1. An antifungal composition comprising an antifungal agent and a compound of formula I:—wherein R1 is CHO or CN;R2 is a hydroxyl group;
R3 is a branched alkylene with 4 to 12 C atoms;
R4 is a hydroxyl group;
R5 is a halogen group; and
R6 is a methyl group;
wherein the antifungal agent is Azoxystrobin, and the compound of formula I can synergize with the Azoxystrobin to treat a fungal infection.

US Pat. No. 10,334,818

ROTARY LIVESTOCK FEEDER WITH GRAVITY FLOW FEED OPENINGS

Osborne Industries, Inc.,...

1. A feeder for dispensing feed to livestock, comprising:a trough;
a hopper mounted above said trough, said hopper including a bottom, a central feed discharge hole through said bottom, and at least one gravity flow feed opening through said bottom;
a deflector mounted in said hopper above said hopper bottom and vertically spaced from said hopper bottom, said deflector covering said central feed discharge hole to restrict gravity flow of feed from said hopper through said central feed discharge hole, said gravity flow feed opening being located outwardly of said deflector so that said deflector does not obstruct or restrict gravity flow of feed through said gravity flow feed opening;
a sweep member mounted for rotation about a vertical axis, said sweep member being located between said deflector and said hopper bottom for sweeping feed to said central feed discharge hole to discharge therethrough into said trough, said sweep member being operably coupled with a feed wheel disposed below said hopper in said trough so that animal-induced rotation of said feed wheel in said trough causes rotation of said sweep member in said hopper for sweeping feed to said central feed discharge hole for discharge into said trough;
a closure system associated with said gravity flow feed opening, said closure system having at least one door arranged to selectively cover said gravity flow feed opening, said closure system having a stationary open condition in which said door does not cover or obstruct said gravity flow feed opening to thereby allow unobstructed gravity feed flow through said opening into said trough, and a closed condition in which said door covers said gravity flow feed opening to obstruct gravity feed flow through said opening; and
an activator mechanism associated with said feed wheel that is arranged to cause said door of said closure system to change from said open condition to said closed condition upon rotation of said feed wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,334,789

PLANT ILLUMINATION DEVICE

VALOYA OY, Helsinki (FI)...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a housing defining a dark cavity with zero sunlight therein; and
at least one horticultural lighting fixture comprising
a) a first emission source comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED) and/or quantum dot emitting main spectral characteristics in the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) (400-700 nm) area, the main spectral characteristics comprising at least two spectral peaks with non-zero emission intensity, and
b) a second emission source comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED) and/or quantum dot emitting at least one side spectral characteristics selected from first spectral characteristics in the 700-800 nm area, and second spectral characteristics in the 300-400 nm area, the at least one side spectral characteristics comprising at least one spectral peak with non-zero emission intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,334,784

STRIPPER PLATE SYSTEM WITH BIASING FORCES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A stripper plate system, comprising:a frame;
a first stripper plate movably mounted to the frame, the first stripper plate comprising an elongated body with a proximal end, a distal end, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side;
a second stripper plate movably mounted to the frame in an opposing orientation to the first stripper plate, the second stripper plate comprising an elongated body with a proximal end, a distal end, a first lateral side, and a second lateral side, the second stripper plate being movably mounted to the frame such that the first lateral side of the second stripper plate faces the first lateral side of the first stripper plate and forms an elongated gap between the first and second stripper plates, and the elongated gap comprises a proximal end and a distal end;
a first tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the proximal end of the first stripper plate and biasing the proximal end of the first stripper plate toward a center of the elongated gap;
a second tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the distal end of the first stripper plate and biasing the distal end of the first stripper plate toward the center of the elongated gap;
a third tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the proximal end of the second stripper plate and biasing the proximal end of the second stripper plate toward the center of the elongated gap; and
a fourth tensioning mechanism mounted at or near the distal end of the second stripper plate and biasing the distal end of the second stripper plate toward the center of the elongated gap;
wherein a biasing force of the first and third tensioning mechanisms is lower than a biasing force of the second and fourth tensioning mechanisms such that a lower biasing force is imparted at the proximal end of the first and second stripper plates than the biasing force imparted at the distal end of the first and second stripper plates; and
wherein the first and second stripper plates are configured to move laterally upon contact with crop introduced into the elongated gap.

US Pat. No. 10,334,771

WHEEL POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural implement system, comprising:a toolbar assembly configured to support a plurality of row units;
a plurality of wheels configured to support the toolbar assembly above a soil surface, wherein the plurality of wheels comprises a first wheel and a second wheel, and at least one row unit of the plurality of row units is configured to be disposed between the first wheel and the second wheel;
a wheel position control system configured to control movement of each wheel of the plurality of wheels relative to the toolbar assembly, wherein the wheel position control system is configured to instruct a first actuator and a second actuator to lower the first wheel and the second wheel, respectively, relative to the toolbar assembly to transition the agricultural implement system to a non-working position, in which the first and second wheels engage the soil surface and the plurality of row units is disengaged from the soil surface, the wheel position control system is configured to instruct the first actuator and the second actuator to raise the first wheel and the second wheel, respectively, relative to the toolbar assembly to transition the agricultural implement system to a working position, in which the first wheel engages the soil surface and the plurality of row units engages the soil surface, and the wheel position control system is configured to instruct the second actuator to raise the second wheel above the first wheel relative to the toolbar assembly while the agricultural implement system is in the working position such that the second wheel is disengaged from the soil surface,
wherein the wheel position control system is configured to selectively instruct the second actuator to lower the second wheel into engagement with the soil surface while the agricultural implement system is in the working position and a soil softness exceeds a soil softness threshold value, and
a load sensor configured to output a signal indicative of a load on the first wheel, wherein the wheel position control system is configured to determine the soil softness based on the signal.
US Pat. No. 10,340,492

ULTRAHIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE STRETCHED POROUS FILM

TOSOH CORPORATION, Shuna...

1. An ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene stretched microporous film, which comprises at least an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity ([?]) of at least 7 dl/g and at most 60 dl/g, and which has a porosity of at least 10% and at most 70% and a breaking stress of at least 1 MPa when melt-stretched at 150° C.
US Pat. No. 10,336,912

METHODS FOR PRODUCING AND USING AQUEOUS POLYURETHANE/POLYACRYLATE HYBRID DISPERSIONS AND USE OF SAID AQUEOUS POLYURETHANE/POLYACRYLATE HYBRID DISPERSIONS IN COATING AGENTS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. An aqueous polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid dispersion obtained by radical polymerization of an acrylate polymer (A1) in the presence of at least one polyurethane (P1) and at least one initiator system,wherein the at least one polyurethane (P1) has a content of polyalkylene oxide of at least 10 g/kg of polyurethane and a content of a sulfonated material of at least 25 mmol per kg of polyurethane and the acrylate polymer (A1) has a glass transition temperature of from ?50° C. to 50° C. and the mass fraction of the polyurethane is at least 5% and no more than 95% based on the total weight of the polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid,
wherein the acrylate polymer (A1) comprises
(a) at least two monomers M1 having a glass transition temperature of ?25° C., and
(b) at least two monomers M2 having a glass transition temperature of ?25° C., and
(c) optionally a monomer M3,
wherein the polyurethane-polyacrylate hybrid dispersions comprise long-chain alkanol-based polyethylene oxides and sodium salts of 2-aminoethyl-2-aminoethanesulfonic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,334,869

METHOD FOR INCREASING CONCENTRATION OF AVENANTHRAMIDES IN OATS

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN ...

1. A method of increasing avenanthramide content in oat seeds, the method comprising:(a) dry-heating the oat seeds at a temperature of 30 to 40° C. for 48 to 72 hours then at a temperature of about 70° C. for 144 to 168 hours to produce oat seeds in a state of secondary dormancy; and
(b) steeping the oat seeds from step (a) at a temperature from 4 to 40° C. for from 96 to 120 hours resulting in a false malting of the oat seeds,
wherein the false malting increases the avenanthramide concentration, without germination of the oat seeds.
US Pat. No. 10,335,381

STABILIZED FORMULATION OF TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

University of Mississippi...

1. A storage stable therapeutic composition for topical administration comprising:about 0.01 to 0.3% by weight triamcinolone acetonide;
about 0.25 to about 6% by weight lidocaine hydrochloride;
a base, the base comprising a water soluble salt of a copolymer of a lower alkyl vinyl ether and maleic acid or anhydride and a polyalkylene glycol;
wherein the composition is free from butylated hydroxytoluene and free from butylated hydroxyanisole.
US Pat. No. 10,336,920

FOAMABLE HOT MELT ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF

1. A foamed adhesive comprising about 20 to about 80 V/V % of foamed gas or air and 80 to about 20 V/V % of an adhesive composition prepared with(a) a hot melt adhesive comprising a polymer selected from the group consisting of ethylene-acrylate, polyolefin, and mixtures thereof, and optionally a wax, a tackifier, a plasticizer, and an additive;
(b) from about [3] to about 10 wt % of an olefin block copolymer having a melt index of equal to or greater than 5 g/10 min measured in accordance with ASTM D1238 at 190° C. and a DSC melting point greater than 100° C.; and
(c) optionally, from about 0.05 to about 10 wt % of a foam cell promoter;
wherein the ratio of the polymer in the hot melt adhesive to the olefin block copolymer is in the range of about 20:1 to about 2:1.
US Pat. No. 10,336,924

PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVE PATTERN FORMED THERFROM

Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Lt...

8. An pressure sensitive adhesive pattern comprising a cured product of the pressure sensitive adhesive composition according to claim 1 and having a Tg of 0° C. or less, wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive pattern is a photoresist pattern.
US Pat. No. 10,338,463

MASK FOR PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE USING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A mask for photolithography comprising:a transparent substrate;
a light blocking material across the transparent substrate comprising a plurality of first openings and a plurality of second openings spaced apart from the first opening;
a phase shift pattern on the transparent substrate and configured to change a phase of light, wherein the phase shift pattern is located in the plurality of first openings and not located in the plurality of second openings;
a dielectric layer on the transparent substrate; and
a negative refractive-index meta material layer on the dielectric layer.
US Pat. No. 10,335,389

BERAPROST-CONTAINING PATCH

TEIKOKU SEIYAKU CO., LTD....

1. A patch comprising a pasty preparation consisting of beraprost or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, a water-soluble polymer, a polyhydric alcohol, a cross-linking agent, and, optionally, one or more ingredients selected from the group consisting of:one or more pH adjusters selected from the group consisting of acetic acid, formic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid, oxalic acid, benzoic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, citric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, methylamine, ethylamine, propylamine, dimethylamine, diethylamine, dipropylamine, trimethylamine, triethylamine, tripropylamine, monomethanolamine, monoethanolamine, monopropanolamine, dimethanolamine, diethanolamine, dipropanolamine, trimethanolamine, triethanolamine, and tripropanolamine;
one or more humectants selected from the group consisting of a saccharide and a high-absorbent resin;
one or more excipients selected from the group consisting of kaolin, diatomaceous earth, hydrous silica, zinc oxide, anhydrous silicic acid, talc, titanium, bentonite, aluminum silicate, titanium oxide, aluminum metasilicate, magnesium silicate, light anhydrous silicic acid, calcium hydrogen phosphate, calcium sulfate, magnesium carbonate, and calcium phosphate;
one or more stabilizing agents selected from the group consisting of an edetate, sodium citrate, gluconic acid, a parahydroxybenzoate, and tartaric acid;
one or more surfactants selected from the group consisting of polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate, sorbitan monooleate, glycerin fatty acid ester, polyglycerin fatty acid ester, sorbitan fatty acid ester, polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid ester, polyoxyethylene sorbitol fatty acid ester, polyoxyethylene castor oil, polyoxyethylene hydrogenated castor oil, polyoxyethylene alkyl ether, alkyl ether carboxylate, alkanesulfonate, fatty acid monoglyceride sulfate, fatty acid amide amine salt, and benzethonium; and
water.
US Pat. No. 10,335,412

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING AMPK AND THE USE OF ADENINE

ENERGENESIS BIOMEDICAL CO...

1. A method for treating a condition selected from the group consisting of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, comprising administrating to a mammal in need thereof with an effective amount of adenine and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to thereby increase glucose uptake into a cell and thereby treat the condition, wherein the effective amount is in a range of from 0.1 mg/kg body weight to 20 mg/kg body weight.
US Pat. No. 10,335,414

USE OF TRPV4 ANTAGONISTS TO AMELIORATE HYDROCEPHALUS AND RELATED MATERIALS AND METHODS

Indiana University Resear...

1. A method to slow the progression of or ameliorate hydrocephalus in a patient in need thereof, the method comprising:a) administering a safe and effective amount of at least one Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid Receptor 4 (TRPV4) antagonist, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, to the patient, wherein the at least one TRPV4 antagonist is RN-1734, HC-067047, or both RN-1734 and HC-067047; and
b) slowing the progression of or ameliorating hydrocephalus in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,336,706

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF ELTROMBOPAG FREE ACID

HETERO RESEARCH FOUNDATIO...

1. A process for the preparation of crystalline Eltrombopag Form H1 having 2? angle positions at about 6.3, 7.0, 9.0, 11.5, 12.7, 14.2, 20.5, 23.1, 25.5 and 28.6±0.2 degrees, which comprises:a) dissolving Eltrombopag in dimethyl formamide;
b) heating the solution to reflux at 50-100° C.;
c) cooling the solution to below 35° C. and adding an alcoholic solvent selected from methanol, ethanol, n-butanol, and isopropanol;
d) heating the solution to reflux at 50-100° C. and e) isolating the crystalline Eltrombopag Form H1.
US Pat. No. 10,336,966

FRAGRANCE COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

1. A composition wherein:(i) the fragrance component is present in an amount from about 1 wt % to about 30 wt %, relative to the total weight of the composition; and wherein the fragrance component comprises:
(a) at least one low volatile fragrance material present in an amount less than about 30 wt %, relative to the total weight of the fragrance component;
(b) at least one moderate volatile fragrance material present in an amount of at least about 45 wt %, relative to the total weight of the fragrance component; and
(c) at least one high volatile fragrance material present in an amount of less than about 25 wt %, relative to the total weight of the fragrance component;
(ii) at least one fragrance modulator present in the amount of from about 0.5 wt % to about 18 wt %, relative to the total weight of the composition;
(iii) the volatile solvent present in an amount of from about 55 wt % to about 75 wt %, relative to the total weight of the composition; and
(iv) the water present in an amount of from 0 wt % to about 20 wt %, relative to the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,335,430

INULIN PRODUCTS WITH IMPROVED NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES

TIENSE SUIKERRAFFINADERIJ...

1. A food or feed composition or supplement, comprising a human or animal food or feed, a mixture of an easily fermentable inulin (EFI) component and a hardly fermentable inulin (HFI) component, said food or feed composition or supplement consisting of the following combination of functional ingredients: a weight ratio of EFI and HFI ranging from about 40/60 to about 45/55, wherein the EFI component is free from agave inulin and consists of a short-chain inulin with a number average degree of polymerization (DP)<10, the HFI component consists of a long-chain chicory inulin with a number average degree of polymerization (DP)>20, and the total content of inulin in the combined EFI and HFI components with (DP)=9 and (DP)=10 is maximally 5 wt % based on total inulin, determined by gas liquid chromatography (GLC), and a bio-available mineral, said composition providing improved beneficial nutritional properties of inulin without causing adverse intestinal side effects.
US Pat. No. 10,336,715

PHOSPHORIC ACID LOADED COVALENT ORGANIC FRAMEWORK AND A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

1. A process for preparing phosphoric acid loaded covalent organic framework with high stability and high proton conductivity comprising steps of:a) dispersing 1,3,5-triformylphloroglucinol (Tp) and diamine compound in solvent by ultrasonication for 10 minutes followed by degassing the solution;
b) heating the solution as obtained in step (a) in oven for 3-5 days at temperature in a range of 100° C. to 120° C. followed by washing and drying under vacuum at temperature in a range of 120° C. to 150° C. for period in a range of 12 h to 18 h to obtain desired covalent organic framework with at least one basic anchoring site;
c) immersing the covalent organic framework of step (b) in H3PO4 (PA) for period in a range of 1 h to 5 h followed by washing to remove surface absorbed phosphoric acid and activating overnight for period in a range of 12 h to 18 h at temperature in a range of 60° C. to 80° C. under vacuum to obtain phosphoric acid loaded covalent organic framework.
US Pat. No. 10,335,437

INJECTABLE BROWN ADIPOSE MICROTISSUES FOR TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF OBESITY AND DIABETES

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A method of treatment for a metabolic disorder, comprising the steps of:(a) harvesting white adipose tissue fragments from a subject;
(b) transferring the white adipose tissue fragments obtained in step (a) to a bioreactor;
(c) culturing the white adipose tissue fragments in the bioreactor in the presence of factors that promote brown adipose tissue differentiation, to create brown adipose-like cells in cultured tissue fragments;
(d) recovering the cultured tissue fragments from the bioreactor; and
(e) administering a therapeutically effective amount of the cultured tissue fragments to a subject.
US Pat. No. 10,340,050

METHOD OF DECONTAMINATING METAL SURFACES IN A COOLING SYSTEM OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR

FRAMATOME GMBH, Erlangen...

1. A method of decontaminating metal surfaces in a cooling system of a nuclear reactor, wherein the metal surfaces are coated with metal oxides including containing radioisotopes, and wherein the cooling system comprises one or more primary loops including at least one reactor coolant pump, and a residual heat removal system, the method comprises conducting a plurality of treatment cycles, with each of the treatment cycles comprising:a) an oxidation step wherein the metal oxides containing radioisotopes are contacted with an aqueous solution of a permanganate oxidant;
b) a decontamination step wherein the metal oxides subjected to the oxidation step are contacted with an aqueous solution of an organic acid selected from the group consisting of oxalic acid, formic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, picolinic acid, gluconic acid, glyoxylic acid and mixtures thereof, so as to dissolve at least part of the metal oxides and the radioisotopes; and
c) a cleaning step wherein at least the radioisotopes are immobilized on an ion exchange resin;
wherein the oxidation step comprises at least one acidic oxidation step and at least one alkaline oxidation step carried out one after another in either the same or different treatment cycles, and wherein the plurality of treatment cycles comprises at least one treatment cycle including a high temperature oxidation step, during which high temperature oxidation step the permanganate oxidant solution is kept at a temperature of at least 100° C. and wherein the at least one reactor coolant pump is used to circulate and heat the oxidation solution inside the one or more primary loops and the residual heat removal system is used to control the temperature of the oxidant solution during the high temperature oxidation step.
US Pat. No. 10,335,441

ORAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING BIFIDOBACTERIA AND CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLE

SUNSTAR INC., Osaka (JP)...

1. An anti-obesity oral composition, comprising: a combination of (A) freeze-dried Bifidobacterium breve MCC 1274 (FERM BP-11175); and (B) broccoli powder, wherein the anti-obesity effects of Bifidobacterium breve MCC 1274 (FERM BP-11175) are enhanced.
US Pat. No. 10,336,994

SUBTILISIN VARIANTS HAVING A MUTATION IN THE S2 OR S2# POCKET

ENZYPEP B.V., Geleen (NL...

1. An enzyme, which enzyme is a subtilisin BPN? variant or homologue variant thereof, comprising the following mutations compared to subtilisin BPN? represented by SEQ ID NO: 2 or a homologue sequence thereof:a deletion of the amino acids corresponding to positions 75-83;
a mutation at the amino acid position corresponding to S221, the mutation corresponding to S221C or S221 selenocysteine; and
at least one further mutation selected from the group consisting of amino acid positions corresponding to F189W, F189Y, S33D, S33T, N218D, N218T, N218E, N62D, N62S, N62W, and N62Y; and
optionally, a mutation at the amino acid position corresponding to P225;
wherein the amino acid positions are defined according to the sequence of subtilisin BPN? represented by SEQ ID NO: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,336,995

BETA-LACTAMASES WITH IMPROVED PROPERTIES FOR THERAPY

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICS, INC....

1. A beta-lactamase comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity with SEQ ID NO: 1 and the following mutations according to Ambler classification:an aliphatic hydrophobic residue other than glutamine (Q) at position 135.
US Pat. No. 10,336,999

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVATING SILENT GENE CLUSTERS

Zymergen Inc., Emeryvill...

1. A method of activating one or more native genes in each bacterial cell in a population of bacterial cells, the method comprising:infecting the population of bacterial cells with a plurality of recombinant bacteriophage, wherein
(a) the bacteriophage are selected from a collection of recombinant phage comprising different heterologous nucleotide sequences that encode one or more bacterial transcription factors, and
(b) each bacterial cell expresses the one or more native genes because of the expression of the one or more bacterial transcription factors;wherein the one or more native genes are transcriptionally silent, poorly expressed, or poorly transcribed in a control bacterial cell that has not been infected with the bacteriophage comprising the different heterologous nucleotide sequences encoding the one or more transcription factors; and wherein the population of bacteriophage-infected bacterial cells express different sets of heterologous transcription factors.
US Pat. No. 10,337,256

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND CUTTERS HAVING NON-CATALYTIC MATERIAL ADDITION AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC....

1. A polycrystalline diamond compact, comprising:a polycrystalline diamond body comprising a working surface, an interface surface, and a perimeter surface; and
a substrate bonded to the polycrystalline diamond body along the interface surface,wherein a non-diamond volume fraction of the polycrystalline diamond body is greater at the interface surface than at the working surface,wherein the polycrystalline diamond body exhibits a concentration of non-catalytic material that is lower at the working surface than at the interface surface, andwherein the non-catalytic material is selected from the group consisting of lead, bismuth, and alloys, nitrides, carbides and carbonitrides thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,335,463

THERAPEUTIC AGENT PREPARATIONS FOR DELIVERY INTO A LUMEN OF THE INTESTINAL TRACT USING A SWALLOWABLE DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

Rani Therapeutics, LLC, ...

1. A method for delivering growth hormone into a wall of an intestine, the method comprising:swallowing a drug delivery device comprising a capsule, an actuator having a first configuration and a second configuration and a growth hormone preparation operably coupled to the actuator, the growth hormone preparation comprising a therapeutically effective dose of growth hormone, the preparation being contained within the capsule in the first configuration and advanced out of the capsule and into the intestinal wall in the second configuration; and
actuating the actuator responsive to a condition in the intestine to deliver the growth hormone preparation into the wall of the small intestine.
US Pat. No. 10,337,004

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING A SUBJECT WITH A SMAD7 ANTISENSE OLIGONUCLEOTIDE

Nogra Pharma Limited, Du...

1. A SMAD7 antisense oligonucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:11 (5?-GTCGCCCCTTCTCTCCGCAGC-3?), wherein at least one internucleotide linkage is a phosphorothioate linkage.
US Pat. No. 10,335,479

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR STABILIZING DRIED BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS

De Staat der Nederlanden,...

1. A method for producing a formulation of a biopharmaceutical agent, comprising drying a solution comprising:(a) a biopharmaceutical agent comprising a human or bovine RSV,
(b) glutamate,
(c) a polyol comprising sorbitol and/or sucrose,
(d) at least 0.2% (w/v) of a metal salt and water, wherein the metal salt is Mg2+, and,
(e) one or more of mannitol, mannose, maltitol and/or one or more of arginine, histidine, isoleucine, asparagine, lysine, leucine, glycine.
US Pat. No. 10,337,022

METHODS OF INCREASING ROOT BIOMASS IN PLANTS

AgResearch Limited, Hami...

1. A method for at least one of:a) increasing root biomass in a plant, and
b) producing a plant increased root biomass,the method comprising the step of increasing the expression of at least one PEAPOD protein, or fragment thereof, in the plant.
US Pat. No. 10,335,486

MRNA COMBINATION THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

ModernaTX, Inc., Cambrid...

1. A method for treating cancer in a subject by inducing or enhancing an anti-tumor immune response, comprising administering to the subject a first messenger RNA (mRNA) encoding an IL-23 polypeptide comprising an IL-12p40 polypeptide operably linked, with or without a linker, to an IL-23p19 polypeptide, a second mRNA encoding an IL-18 polypeptide, and a third mRNA encoding an OX40L polypeptide, thereby treating cancer in the subject by inducing or enhancing an anti-tumor immune response.
US Pat. No. 10,335,494

COMBINATION OF AURORA KINASE INHIBITORS AND ANTI-CD30 ANTIBODIES

Millennium Pharmaceutical...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from a lymphoma, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of 4-{[9-chloro-7-(2-fluoro-6-methoxyphenyl)-5H-pyrimido[5,4-d][2]benzazepin-2-yl]amino}-2-methoxybenzoic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof simultaneously with or consecutively with a therapeutically effective amount of brentuximab vedotin,wherein the 4-{[9-chloro-7-(2-fluoro-6-methoxyphenyl)-5H-pyrimido[5,4-d][2]benzazepin-2-yl]amino}-2-methoxybenzoic acid or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is administered on each of days 1-3 and 8-10 of a 21-day cycle, or each of days 1-3, 8-10, and 15-17 of a 28-day cycle; and wherein the brentuximab vedotin is administered on day 1 of a 21-day cycle.
US Pat. No. 10,337,031

PRODUCTION OF FRAGRANT COMPOUNDS

Firmenich SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method of producing one or more sesquiterpenes comprising (+)-cedrol and/or (?)-thujopsene, the method comprising:a. contacting an acyclic farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) precursor with a polypeptide having a (+)-cedrol synthase activity and/or a (?)-thujopsene synthase activity wherein the polypeptide comprises:
i. a sequence of amino acids that has at least 90% sequence identity to a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, SEQ ID NO:3, SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO: 13 and SEQ ID NO: 14; or
ii. a sequence of amino acids selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, SEQ ID NO:3, SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO: 13 and SEQ ID NO: 14,
to produce one or more sesquiterpenes comprising (+)-cedrol and/or (?)-thujopsene; and
b. optionally isolating the (+)-cedrol and/or (?)-thujopsene.
US Pat. No. 10,338,061

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASES USING MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LUTERIAL

Young Ah Kwon, Seoul (KR...

1. A method of treating a cancer patient, said method comprising:(a) imaging luterial from a sample of a body fluid of the patient, by microscopy, to present luterial shape(s), wherein the patient has a cancer selected from the group consisting of lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, common bile duct cancer, pleural mesothelioma thyroid cancer, ovarian cancer, biliary track cancer, prostate cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, liver cancer, angiosarcoma of liver, colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, gastric cancer, rectal cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, rectal cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer;
(b) based on the luterial shape(s) in the luterial imaged by microscopy from the sample of the body fluid of the patient, diagnosing a progressionary stage of said cancer; and
(c) administering to the cancer patient a cancer treatment based on the progressionary stage of said cancer that is diagnosed in step (b).
US Pat. No. 10,335,763

MICROPOROUS CARBON MONOLITHS FROM NATURAL CARBOHYDRATES

Entegris, Inc., Billeric...

1. A carbon pyrolyzate characterized by:derivation from naturally-occurring carbohydrate source material;
<1% total ash content, as determined by the procedure of ASTM D2866-11;
piece density in a range of from 0.50 g/cc to 1.40 g/cc;
N2 BET surface area greater than 750 m2/gm;
having from 40% to 90% of its pore volume in micropores having a size in a range of 0.3 nm to less than 2.0 nm; and
methane adsorption capacity, at 21° C. and 35 bar pressure, of greater than 100V/V.
US Pat. No. 10,336,788

INHIBITION OF CARDIAC FIBROSIS IN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

MOERAE MATRIX, INC., Mor...

1. A method for treating ischemia-mediated apoptosis in a peri-infarct border zone in a subject that has suffered a myocardial infarction (MI), the method comprising administering to the subject in need of such treatment a therapeutic amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a polypeptide of amino acid sequence YARAAARQARAKALARQLGVAA (SEQ ID NO: 1) or a functional equivalent thereof selected from the group consisting of a polypeptide of amino acid sequence FAKLAARLYRKALARQLGVAA (SEQ ID NO: 4), KAFAKLAARLYRKALARQLGVAA (SEQ ID NO: 5), YARAAARQARAKALARQLAVA (SEQ ID NO: 6), YARAAARQARAKALARQLGVA (SEQ ID NO: 7) and HRRIKAWLKKIKALARQLGVAA (SEQ ID NO: 8); and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,wherein
the MI is characterized by aberrant deposition of an extracellular matrix protein, an aberrant promotion of fibroblast proliferation in the heart, an aberrant induction of myofibroblast differentiation, an aberrant promotion of attachment of myofibroblasts to an extracellular matrix or a combination thereof;
wherein when tested in vitro under hypoxic conditions, the pharmaceutical composition is effective to inhibit apoptotic cell death of ventricular cardiomyocyte cells when measured at 16 and 24 hours and atrial cardiomyocyte cells when measured at 12 hours, compared to control cells harvested at initiation of hypoxia challenge;
and
the therapeutic amount of the pharmaceutical composition is effective to inhibit apoptotic cell death of cardiomyocytes in the peri-infarct zone, wherein without the therapeutic effect, ventricular remodeling can progress to heart failure.
US Pat. No. 10,335,767

SOL-GEL POLYMERIC STATIONARY PHASES FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY AND SOLID PHASE EXTRACTION: THEIR METHOD OF MAKING

THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL...

1. A method of preparing a sol-gel sorbent or chromatography stationary phase, comprising:providing a mixture of metal oxide precursors, water and, optionally, a solvent;
providing a polymer comprising at least one hydroxyl group and, optionally, the solvent or a second solvent;
providing an acid catalyst;
mixing the metal oxide precursors, the water, the polymer, the acid catalyst, and, optionally, the solvent and optionally, the second solvent to form a hydrolysis mixture;
providing a basic catalyst and optionally the solvent, the second solvent, or a third solvent;
adding the basic catalyst and optionally the solvent, the second solvent, or a third solvent to the hydrolysis mixture to form a gelation mixture;
optionally, warming the gelation mixture;
holding the gelation mixture until a gel forms; and
crushing or grinding the gel to form particles of a metal oxide gel containing polymeric segments uniformly distributed throughout the metal oxide gel, wherein the particles are a sol-gel sorbent or chromatography stationary phase.
US Pat. No. 10,335,516

BIOACTIVE POROUS BONE GRAFT IMPLANTS

PROSIDYAN, INC., New Pro...

1. A porous, composite bone graft implant, comprising:at least one cluster comprising a matrix of randomly oriented bioactive glass fibers and bioactive glass particulates comprising microspheres distributed throughout the bioactive glass fibers, at least some of the fibers and particulates being sintered together, and a bioactive shell comprising bioactive glass at least partially encasing, and at least partially sintered to, the matrix; wherein the fibers, particulates and shell each have a different resorption rate.
US Pat. No. 10,335,777

ZSM-5 CATALYST

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. ZSM-5 zeolite microspheres formed by 1) shaping a mixture into microspheres wherein the mixture comprises a silica material and a plurality of particulates selected from the group consisting of at least one high-density material with an absolute bulk density of at least 0.3 g/cc, ZSM-5 zeolite crystals, and combinations thereof; 2) calcining the microspheres; and 3) reacting and subsequently heating the microspheres with at least one alkali solution to form ZSM-5 zeolite in-situ on the microspheres, wherein the ZSM-5 zeolite microspheres contain substantially no clay or calcined clay material.
US Pat. No. 10,336,804

CHIMERIC NK RECEPTOR AND METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER

TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COL...

1. A nucleic acid construct comprising: a first nucleic acid sequence encoding a promoter operably linked to a second nucleic acid sequence encoding a chimeric receptor polypeptide, said second nucleic acid sequence comprising a nucleic acid encoding a C-type lectin-like type II natural killer cell receptor polypeptide fused to a nucleic acid encoding an immune signaling receptor polypeptide comprising SEQ ID NO:1, wherein when the nucleic acid construct is introduced into a T-lymphocyte, said chimeric receptor polypeptide is expressed on the surface of the T-lymphocyte, and said C-type lectin type II natural killer receptor polypeptide binds a ligand and activates said immune signaling receptor polypeptide comprising SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,337,064

METHOD FOR SCREENING AGENTS PROMOTING SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION TAKING EPIDERMAL SERINE RACEMASE AND/OR D-SERINE LEVEL AS INDICATOR

SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD., ...

1. A method for evaluating a skin barrier function comprising:measuring in a skin sample isolated from a subject an expression level of serine racemase; and
determining the skin barrier function of the subject from the measured expression level of serine racemase.
US Pat. No. 10,337,065

TRNA QUANTIFICATION

THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSIT...

1. A method for creating a tRNA profile of a cell, said method comprising:a) removing RNA from said cell,
b) hybridizing said RNA with a plurality of DNA probes specific for a portion of tRNA to form DNA/tRNA hybrids, wherein two DNA probes collectively hybridize to the full length of the tRNA, and wherein said probes each hybridize to at least one ribonucleotide of the anticodon of said tRNA,
c) ligating the DNA of said hybrids,
d) digesting the tRNA from said ligated hybrids to form ligated DNA,
e) sequencing said ligated DNA to obtain sequences that correlate to the tRNA present in the cell, and
f) analyzing said sequences to identify the amount of each tRNA in said cell.
US Pat. No. 10,336,816

PHAGE-DISPLAYED SINGLE-CHAIN VARIABLE FRAGMENT LIBRARY

Academia Sinica, Taipei ...

1. A phage-displayed single-chain variable fragment (scFv) library comprising a plurality of phage-displayed scFvs, wherein each of the plurality of phage-displayed scFvs comprises a first heavy chain complementarity determining region (CDR-H1), a second heavy chain CDR (CDR-H2), a third heavy chain CDR (CDR-H3), a first light chain CDR (CDR-L1), a second light chain CDR (CDR-L2), and a third light chain CDR (CDR-L3),wherein,
each of the CDR-H1, CDR-L2 and CDR-L3 has a type 1 canonical structure (CS), whereas each of the CDR-H2 and CDR-L1 has a type 2 CS; and
each of the CDR-H1, CDR-H2, CDR-H3, CDR-L1, CDR-L2, and CDR-L3 has a distribution of aromatic residues that is similar to the distribution of aromatic residues in the corresponding CDR-H1, CDR-H2, CDR-H3, CDR-L1, CDR-L2, and CDR-L3 of a natural antibody; wherein
the CDR-L1 is encoded by a first coding sequence comprising the nucleic acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOs: 2-10, the CDR-L2 is encoded by a second coding sequence comprising the nucleic acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOs: 11-14, the CDR-L3 is encoded by a third coding sequence comprising the nucleic acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOs: 15-22, the CDR-H1 is encoded by a fourth coding sequence comprising the nucleic acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOs: 23-26, the CDR-H2 is encoded by a fifth coding sequence comprising the nucleic acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOs: 27-28, and the CDR-H3 is encoded by a sixth coding sequence comprising the nucleic acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOs: 29-106.
US Pat. No. 10,336,823

ANTI-B7-H1 ANTIBODIES FOR TREATING TUMORS

MedImmune Limited, Cambr...

1. A method of treating a patient identified as having non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), the method comprising administering to the patient 10 mg/kg of an isolated antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds to PD-L1, the isolated antibody or fragment thereof comprising:a VH CDR1 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3;
a VH CDR2 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4;
a VH CDR3 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5;
a VL CDR1 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6;
a VL CDR2 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 7; and
a VL CDR3 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8,wherein at least 25% of the NSCLC tumor cells are PD-L1 positive.
US Pat. No. 10,336,835

POLYMORPHS OF SUGAMMADEX AND PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF SUGAMMADEX

FORMOSA LABORATORIES, INC...

1. A crystalline form of Suagmmadex sodium, characterized by an X-ray powder diffraction pattern having peaks at 6.7, 17.6, 7.2, 20.8 and 21.4 degrees 2-theta±0.2 degrees 2-theta.
US Pat. No. 10,336,866

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANOSILICON COMPOUNDS HAVING AMINO GROUPS

Wacker Chemie AG, Munich...

1. A method for producing aminofunctional polyorganosiloxanes of general formula I(SiO4/2)k(R1SiO3/2)m(R12SiO2/2)p(R13SiO1/2)q[O1/2SiR12—R—NR2R3]s[O1/2H]t  (I),
which comprises reacting
(A) organosiloxanes which contain Si—OH groups, of general formula (II)
(SiO4/2)k(R1SiO3/2)m(R12SiO2/2)p(R13SiO1/2)q[O1/2H]r  (II),with(B) at least a stoichiometric amount of a monoalkoxy(aminoalkyl)silane, based on the Si—OH groups, of general formula (III)
R2R3N—R—SiR12(OR4)  (III),
while utilizing less than 0.01 ppm of acid, less than 30 ppm of base and less than 0.4% of organometallic compound, wherein
R is an unsubstituted or halogen-substituted alkylene radical of 2 to 12 carbon atoms,
Rx is hydrogen, an unsubstituted C1-C10 hydrocarbyl radical or a C1-C10 hydrocarbyl radical substituted with substituents selected from —CN and halogen,
R1 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl or C1-C15 hydrocarbyloxy radical which is bonded Si—C and is unsubstituted or substituted with substituents selected from —CN, NRx2, COOH, COORx, -halogen, -acryloyl, -epoxy, —SH, —OH and —CONRx2 and in each of which one or more mutually nonadjacent methylene units at a time may be replaced by groups —O—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO— or —OCOO—, —S—, or NRx and in each of which one or more mutually nonadjacent methine units may be replaced by groups —N?, —N?N—, or —P?,
R2 and R3 are each hydrogen or unbranched, branched or cyclic saturated or unsaturated alkyl of 1 to 12 carbon atoms or aryl or aralkyl where individual nonadjacent methylene units may be replaced by nitrogen atoms or oxygen atoms,
R4 is linear or branched alkyl of 1 to 8 carbon atoms where nonadjacent methylene units may be replaced by oxygens,
s is not less than 1,
r is not less than 1,
s+t is equal to the value of r, and
k+m+p+q is not less than 2,
and s:t is not less than 10.
US Pat. No. 10,336,878

MICROCELLULAR FOAM EXTENSION DASH PANEL

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dear...

1. A method of molding a temperature resistant and sound attenuating part comprising:blending a foaming agent with a thermoplastic, basalt fibers and mica to form a resin mixture;
injecting the resin mixture into an injection mold at a pressure between 10,000 and 125 MPa;
holding the pressure in the mold until the mold is fully filled; and
reducing the pressure in the mold to a pressure of 7 MPa or less.
US Pat. No. 10,334,829

IMID SCREENING METHODS IMID-SENSITIVE CELLS WITH MUTANT CRBN

The Broad Institute, Inc....

5. A method of screening for an immunomodulatory imide drug (IMiD) that activates ubiquitin ligase, the method comprising:a) contacting an isolated mouse cell with an IMiD, wherein the genome of the cell comprises an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a mutant cereblon (CRBN) polypeptide at the endogenous CRBN locus, wherein said mutant CRBN comprises a point mutation selected from the group consisting of S369C, V380E, and I391V, and wherein the cell has IMiD sensitivity; and
b) detecting the amount of:
i) ubiquitination of IKAROS family zinc finger protein 1 (IKZF1) or IKAROS family zinc finger protein 3 (IKZF3);
ii) degradation of IKZF1 or IKZF3; or
iii) binding of CRBN to IKZF1 or IKZF3,
in the isolated cell obtained in step a);
wherein increased ubiquitination or degradation of IKZF1 or IKZF3 or increased binding of CRBN to IKZF1 or IKZF3 as compared to a wild-type isolated mouse cell indicates the IMiD activates ubiquitin ligase.
US Pat. No. 10,336,633

MICROORGANISM SUSTENANCE IN AN ACTIVATED SLUDGE UNIT

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A process for maintaining a living culture of activated sludge in a refinery activated sludge unit during an extended refinery maintenance shut down, comprising:(a) providing a refinery activated sludge unit containing a living culture of activated sludge,
wherein the activated sludge comprises aerobic prokaryotes, aerobic eukaryotes, or mixtures thereof that nitrify ammonia to form nitrites and nitrates,
wherein the activated sludge unit comprises an aeration chamber comprising at least one inlet that receives an input of refinery wastewater comprising ammonia and residual organic carbon and mixes the refinery wastewater with the activated sludge to produce a treated wastewater characterized by lower levels of at least one of ammonia, amines, and organic carbon,
wherein the activated sludge unit further comprises a clarifier that receives the treated wastewater from the aeration chamber and separates out agglomerations comprising activated sludge by sedimentation, thereby and producing an effluent comprising clarified wastewater that leaves the clarifier through at least one outlet;
(b) discontinuing the input of refinery wastewater to the aeration chamber, and redirecting the clarified wastewater leaving the clarifier into a conduit comprising at least one valve, thereby producing a redirected clarified wastewater;
(c) measuring the levels of total organic carbon and ammonia in the redirected clarified wastewater on an intermittent basis, and adding a source of phosphate ion, a source of ammonia, sodium hydroxide and an organic food source comprising at least one of acetic acid, ethyl acetate, molasses and mixtures thereof, to the redirected clarified wastewater to produce a minimal medium that is conveyed to the aeration chamber, wherein the minimal medium comprises an organic food source concentration that is between about 5 mM and about 20 mM, a phosphate ion concentration that is between about 500 uM and about 1 mM, an ammonia concentration that is between about 1 mM and about 2 mM and a pH that is between about pH 7.5 and about pH 9, and;
(d) resuming the input of refinery wastewater to the aeration chamber after a period of time exceeding 1 week and discontinuing the redirecting of the clarified wastewater.
US Pat. No. 10,335,362

WATER-IN-OIL TYPE EMULSION COSMETIC

SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD., ...

1. A water-in-oil type emulsified cosmetic consisting essentially of:(A) 20 to 30 mass % of an oil component, the oil component comprising:
(i) at least 10 mass % or more with respect to the oil component of a volatile hydrocarbon oil, and
(ii) no silicone oil;
(B) at least one fatty acid ester selected from the group consisting of PEG-8 diisostearate, PEG-12 diisostearate, PEG-8 dioleate, and PEG-10 glyceryl triisostearate;
(C) 0.1 to 3 mass % of at least one nonionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of glyceryl diisostearate, PEG-4 sorbitan triisostearate, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone and lauryl PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxy dimethicone;
(D) an organic modified clay mineral; and
(E) water,
wherein said volatile hydrocarbon oil is selected from the group consisting of isododecane, isohexadecane, hydrogenated polyisobutene and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,341,995

DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless user equipment (UE) device acting as a first node in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a radio; and
a processing element;
wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to:
send information regarding computing resources at the first node to one or more nodes in the wireless communication system;
receive a request to provide a computing resource for a second node in the wireless communication system, wherein the second node is a wireless device in the wireless communication system;
provide the requested computing resource for the second node, wherein providing the requested computing resource for the second node comprises providing the requested computing resource for the second node at least partially via a peer-to-peer wireless link between the first node and the second node;
detect a change in a network condition prior to a successful completion of providing the requested computing resource for the second node;
send an indication of the change in the network condition; and
based at least in part on the change in the network condition, cease providing the requested computing resource prior to the successful completion, wherein providing the requested computing resource for the second node is reassigned to a third node in the wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,341,979

SECURE FINE TIMING MEASUREMENT PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A wireless transceiver system for providing a secure Fine Timing Measurement (FTM) exchange, comprising:a memory;
at least one processor operably coupled to the memory and configured to:
obtain an initial-secure-token value, a secure-token-response value, and randomization function information from a position server via an out-of-band signal;
determine a randomization function based at least in part on the randomization function information;
determine an authenticated-source MAC address based on an original source MAC address and the randomization function;
determine an authenticated-destination MAC address based on an original destination MAC address and the randomization function; and
generate a FTM Request message including the initial-secure-token value, the authenticated-source MAC address, the authenticated-destination MAC address, and an indication identifying the randomization function;
a transmitter to send the FTM Request message to a responding station; and
a receiver to receive a FTM Response message including the secure-token-response value from the responding station;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to determine a Round Trip Time (RTT) value based at least in part on the FTM Response message.

US Pat. No. 10,341,978

MOBILE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MOBILE MANAGEMENT SERVER, MOBILE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND MOBILE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A mobile management system comprising a plurality of mobile nodes and a mobile management server connected to each other, the mobile management server receiving status information acquired by the mobile nodes and analyzing changes in distribution of the status information, wherein:the mobile node comprises a processor and memory storing computer-executable code that the processor executes to acquire the status information and transmit the status information to the mobile management server;
the mobile management server comprises a processor and memory storing computer executable code that the processor executes to:
receive the status information from the mobile nodes;
analyze the changes in the distribution of the status information;
calculate a part with a particularly high distribution density in the distribution as a characteristic part;
output information regarding the calculated characteristic part,
wherein:
as part of analysis of the changes in the distribution, a node data registering function is performed which stores the status information along with identifiers of each of the mobile nodes, a label calculating function is performed which calculates a label in which the status information is bundled, and a characteristic part extracting function is performed which extracts characteristic parts showing high distribution density of the label in order from the part with the higher distribution density;
the label calculating function calculates a label which has the same value with higher probability when the status information of the mobile nodes are closer with respect to distance relation defined among the status information of the plurality of mobile nodes;
the label in which the status information is bundled is the label bundled by putting together the labels calculated by the plurality of label calculating functions which are formed using an outcome of a random variable generated according to a probability distribution;
the characteristic part extracting function stores a characteristic information set in which the characteristic parts showing the parts with high distribution density of the status information of the mobile nodes are clustered by using the label in which the status information is bundled; and
the characteristic parts extracted by the characteristic part extracting function are output,
wherein the analysis of the changes in the distribution, and calculation of the part with the particularly high distribution density are performed sufficient to provide output of the information in real-time, where the output of the information is positional information regarding the mobile nodes and displayed on the mobile node,
wherein the mobile node comprises a movable terminal for which there is a positional information management system, wherein the positional information management system displays the received positional information regarding the mobile nodes in real-time such that capabilities of the positional information management system are improved, and wherein the navigation system performs functionality that receiving the position information in real-time permits such that the capabilities of the positional information management system are improved.

US Pat. No. 10,341,974

USING A CELL AS A PATHLOSS OR TIMING REFERENCE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a network node, whether a cell on a first carrier of a first type or a cell on a second carrier of a second, different type is to be used as a reference cell, wherein the first carrier and the second carrier are part of a carrier aggregation, and wherein the reference cell is at least one selected from among a pathloss reference cell and a timing reference cell;
sending, by the network node to a mobile device, information indicating whether the cell on the first carrier of the first type or the cell on the second carrier of the second type is to be used as the reference cell; and
sending, by the network node to the mobile device, configuration information regarding whether the mobile device is to connect with a cell on another carrier of a new carrier type.

US Pat. No. 10,341,973

DETERMINING REFERENCE FRAME INFORMATION IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A paging method, comprising:determining, by a core network device, that a synchronization occasion arrives;
in response to determining that the synchronization occasion arrives, determining, by the core network device, reference frame information, wherein the reference frame information comprises a radio frame number, and wherein the determining, by the core network device, reference frame information comprises:
pre-storing, by the core network device, an initial radio frame number;
calculating, by the core network device, an absolute time deviation between a current time and an initial moment, wherein the initial moment is an initial moment of a radio frame indicated by the radio frame number; and
determining, by the core network device, the absolute time deviation and the initial radio frame number as the reference frame information; and
sending, by the core network device, the reference frame information to a base station in a paging area, wherein the reference frame information is used by the base station to synchronize a radio frame in the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,972

METHOD FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION OF DOMAIN BASED ON TIME INFORMATION OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A time synchronization method performed by a communication node in a vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, from a road side unit (RSU), a first frame including time information of a first domain to which the RSU belongs;
setting a time of the vehicle based on a time indicated by the time information of the first domain; and
transmitting a second frame including the time of the vehicle,
wherein the second frame includes priority information indicating a type of the first domain, update time information indicating a time at which the time of the vehicle is updated, and position information of the first domain.

US Pat. No. 10,341,970

TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a synchronization signal in a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
determining a type of the received synchronization signal;
determining whether the received synchronization signal is an opportunistic transmission in a shared radio frequency spectrum band based at least in part on the determined type of the received synchronization signal; and
determining one or more cell parameters based at least in part on whether the received synchronization signal is determined to be an opportunistic transmission in the shared radio frequency spectrum band.

US Pat. No. 10,341,968

RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND UE BEHAVIOR FOR D2D SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL TRANSMISSION FOR INTER-CELL D2D DISCOVERY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to perform sidelink discovery in a wireless network, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to:
decode, at the UE, configuration information received from an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), wherein the configuration information is to be used for, in part, sidelink direct discovery at the UE; and
encode, at the UE, a sidelink synchronisation signal (SLSS) discovery message for transmission to a second UE in a selected subframe based on the configuration information when a reference signal received power (RSRP) for a serving cell of the UE in the E-UTRAN is less than a defined threshold value, wherein the selected subframe is a first subframe of a transmission resource pool that is allocated for SLSS transmissions based on the configuration information; and
memory configured to store the configuration information received from the E-UTRAN.

US Pat. No. 10,341,967

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS POWER DELIVERY

Supply, Inc., Oakland, C...

1. A method for wireless power transmission, comprising:at a transmitter comprising an adaptive antenna array, determining that a receiver is in transmission range of the transmitter;
in response to determining that the receiver is in transmission range, performing a stochastic global search, based on an objective function, over a transmission parameter space associated with the adaptive antenna array;
based on the stochastic global search, determining an optimized parameter value set, the optimized parameter value set comprising a respective value for each parameter of the transmission parameter space; and
at the transmitter, wirelessly transmitting power to the receiver by transmitting based on the optimized parameter value set;wherein performing the stochastic global search comprises, for each parameter value set of a series of parameter value sets within the transmission parameter space:determining a respective value, associated with the respective parameter value set, of the objective function;
based on the respective parameter value set and the respective value, determining a respective subsequent parameter value set; and
in response to determining the respective subsequent parameter value set, if a search convergence criterion has not been met, adding the respective subsequent parameter value set to the series;wherein determining the respective value of the objective function comprises:at the transmitter, throughout a respective time interval, transmitting power based on the respective parameter value set;
at the receiver, during the respective time interval, receiving power transmitted by the transmitter;
determining a respective amount of power received at the receiver during the respective time interval; and
determining the respective value based on the respective amount of power.

US Pat. No. 10,341,966

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMIT POWER IN INTER-BASE STATION CARRIER AGGREGATION, BASE STATION, AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:providing for a first base station, by a second base station, a status of an uplink resource that is scheduled by the second base station for a user equipment (UE), wherein a maximum uplink transmit power that is allocated by the UE to the first base station is based on the status of the uplink resource; and
scheduling for the UE, by the second base station, the uplink resource according to the status of the uplink resource.

US Pat. No. 10,341,964

WIRELESS DEVICE, A NETWORK NODE AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREBY FOR COMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a wireless device for communicating with a network node in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining a first interference level indication of a first frequency resource;
determining a second interference level indication of a second frequency resource, wherein determining the first interference level indication comprises measuring interference for the first downlink reference signal as received at the wireless device and determining the second interference level indication comprises measuring interference for the second downlink reference signal as received at the wireless device;
transmitting a first uplink reference signal on the first frequency resource with a first transmission power; and
transmitting a second uplink reference signal on the second frequency resource with a second transmission power, wherein the first transmission power deviates from an uplink transmit power level set by the network node, based on the on the first and second interference level indications; wherein the first transmission power deviating from the uplink transmit power level set by the network node comprises:
determining the first transmission power according to a first function that specifies a deviation from a transmit power level set by the network for transmission of the first uplink reference signal, in dependence on the presence or amount of interference on the first and second frequency resources, as determined from the measured interference for the first and second downlink reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,341,958

TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment comprising:configuration circuitry arranged or programmed to configure a first cell group (CG) and a second CU; and
a transmit circuitry configured to transmit an uplink physical channel on a serving cell belonging to the first CU, and the transmit circuitry configured to transmit a physical random access channel (PRACH) on a serving cell belonging to the second CG, wherein
a first transmission of the uplink physical channel in a subframe i1 overlaps in time with a PRACH transmission,
in a case that total transmit power across all serving cells belonging to the first CU exceeds a value of a first parameter, the user equipment scales down the transmit power of the first transmission,
the first parameter is given based on a second parameter associated with the PRACH transmission in a subframe i2 and on a third parameter associated with the PRACH transmission in a subframe i2-1,
in a case that the user equipment has the PRACH in the subframe i2, a value of the second parameter is a value of a transmit power of the PRACH transmission, otherwise, the value of the second parameter is equal to 0 and a start of subframe i2 is later than a start of the subframe i1, and
in a case that the user equipment has the PRACH in the subframe i2-1, a value of the third parameter is a value of transmit power of the PRACH transmission, otherwise, a value of the third parameter is equal to 0 and a start of the subframe i2-1 is earlier than a start of the subframe i1.

US Pat. No. 10,341,941

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND APPARATUS USING SYSTEM INFORMATION VALUE TAG

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive, from a base station apparatus, a first type system information block and one or more second type system information blocks, the first type system information block comprising one or more value tags, each of the one or more value tags being associated with one corresponding block of the one or more second type system information blocks, each of the one or more second type system information blocks being area specific or cell specific, an area specific second type system information block being valid within an area, a cell specific second type system information block being valid within a cell, and
processing circuitry configured to store the one or more second type system information blocks, wherein
the processing circuitry is configured to determine validity for each of the stored one or more second type system information blocks, based on the associated value tag and whether each of the stored one or more second type system information blocks is area specific or cell specific, and
the first type system information block is used for transmitting minimum system information, the minimum system information comprising, at least, information required for an initial access.

US Pat. No. 10,341,934

WIRELESS APPARATUS, NETWORK SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

FUTABA CORPORATION, Chib...

1. A wireless apparatus constituting a wireless mesh network for transferring a message packet, comprising:a communication control unit including a processor, and configured to control communication;
a reception unit configured to receive the message packet; and
a storage unit configured to store a transfer table in which transfer destination information is linked with a transfer priority indicating a priority of the wireless apparatus among wireless apparatuses for transferring the message packet to a transfer destination,
wherein the transfer table includes a transfer destination storage area for storing the transfer destination generated based on the message packet and a transfer priority storage area for storing the transfer priority generated based on the message packet,
wherein the communication control unit refers to the transfer table stored in the storage unit based on information on a transmission source and a transmission destination included in the received message packet,
wherein, in response to a determination that no transfer destination is stored in the transfer destination storage area or that no transfer priority is stored in the transfer priority storage area, the communication control unit performs a transfer operation using broadcast communication in which the transfer destination is not specified, and
wherein, in response to a determination that a transfer destination is stored in the transfer destination storage area and a transfer priority is stored in the transfer priority storage area, the communication control unit performs a transfer operation using unicast communication in which the transfer destination is specified.

US Pat. No. 10,341,928

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF A PORTABLE DEVICE ROAMING BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF ACCESS POINT DEVICES WITH WHICH THE PORTABLE DEVICE IS ENROLLED

ADEMCO INC., Golden Vall...

1. A method comprising:a portable device saving a respective network parameter of each of a plurality of access point devices in a memory device of the portable device;
the portable device traversing a plurality of channels in which the plurality of access point devices operate;
the portable device operating in a respective one of the plurality of channels to receive a packet from a respective one of the plurality of access point devices;
the portable device comparing a received network identifier in the packet with the respective network parameter of each of the plurality of access point devices in the memory device of the portable device;
responsive to a match between the received network identifier in the packet and the respective network parameter of the respective one of the plurality of access point devices in the memory device of the portable device, the portable device transmitting a command signal to the respective one of the plurality of access point devices; and
responsive to the received network identifier in the packet failing to match the respective network parameter of any of the plurality of access point devices in the memory device of the portable device, the portable device restarting traversing the plurality of channels in which the plurality of access point devices operate.

US Pat. No. 10,341,923

TECHNIQUES FOR MINIMIZING USER DISRUPTION DURING NETWORK CONNECTION SWITCHING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:establishing, by a mobile computing device having one or more processors, a first cellular connection between the mobile computing device and a first cellular carrier associated with a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO);
detecting, by the mobile computing device, a condition indicative of (i) a level of cellular activity via the first cellular connection below an inactivity threshold, (ii) an available second cellular connection with a different second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO, (iii) a signal strength difference between the first cellular connection with the first cellular carrier associated with the MVNO and the available second cellular connection with the different second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO is greater than a minimum strength improvement threshold, and (iv) a predicted period of inactivity between the mobile computing device and a user based on usage patterns of the user; and
in response to detecting the condition:
(a) terminating, by the mobile computing device, the first cellular connection, and
(b) initiating, by the mobile computing device, the second cellular connection with the second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO.

US Pat. No. 10,341,920

MULTITIER WIRELESS DATA DISTRIBUTION

Fortinet, INc, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method in a centralized control element for managing connections between wireless mobile devices in a local area network and external paths to a wide area network, comprising:operating one or more access points in response to the centralized control element that manages connections between mobile devices and external paths, the access points providing accessibility for the mobile devices to a wireless data network, and the centralized control element assigning a first access point to a mobile device;
operating two or more distribution points in response to the centralized control element that manages associations between the distribution points and the mobile devices, the distribution points providing distinct external data paths for the access points, and the centralized control element assigning a first distribution point to the mobile device, wherein each of the access points is connected to each of the distribution points;
maintaining substantially statelessly a first communication link between the first access point and the first distribution point having the commonly-assigned mobile device responsive to the centralized control element, wherein data exchanged between the mobile device and an external data path travels along the first communication link; and
moving the mobile device from the first distribution point to a second distribution point and replacing the first communication link with a second communication link between the first access point and the second distribution point while continuing to maintain the assignment between the mobile device and the first access point responsive to the centralized control element:
wherein the move between distribution points is independent of any moves between access points, and wherein data exchanged between the mobile device and second external data path travels along the second communication link after the move between distribution points,
and wherein the centralized control element, in a manner that is substantially transparent to the mobile device, transfers the mobile device from the first distribution point to the second distribution point, and updates the assignment of the second distribution point to the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,913

METHOD FOR DETECTING UPLINK SIGNAL AND RELEVANT DEVICE AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for detecting an uplink signal, comprising:receiving, by a first base station, configuration information of a terminal device sent by a second base station, the first and second base stations having synchronized clock rates, the first base station having a first uplink receive window, the second base station having a second uplink receive window with a fixed time difference t1 between the first and second uplink receive windows, and |t1|?0;
detecting, by the first base station, an uplink signal sent by the terminal device according to the configuration information of the uplink signal;
sending, by the first base station, the uplink signal or relevant information about the uplink signal to the second base station; and
upon detecting that the uplink signal is not received in the second uplink receive window, again detecting, by the first base station, the uplink signal, after the first base station advances the second uplink receive window of the second base station by a length of at least one cyclic prefix.

US Pat. No. 10,341,911

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING PLURALITY OF PDN CONNECTIONS BY MEANS OF CSIPTO

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for establishing a plurality of Packet Data Network (PDN) connections due to Co-ordinated Selected IP Traffic Offload (CSIPTO), the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, by the UE, from a network entity responsible for a control plane, an indication of reallocation of a gateway due to the CSIPTO;
determining, by the UE, whether to maintain or release a previously established first PDN connection based on the indication;
establishing, by the UE, a second PDN connection based on the indication;
marking, by the UE, the first PDN connection as a sub-optimal PDN connection into a first context for the first PDN connection, when the previously established first PDN connection is maintained;
marking, by the UE, the second PDN connection as an optimal PDN connection into a second context for the second PDN connection,
wherein the first context includes all of:
first information indicating that the first PDN connection is the sub-optimal PDN connection,
second information indicating whether to deactivate or release the first PDN connection when a service using the first PDN connection is finished,
third information indicating whether to deactivate or release the first PDN connection when the first PDN connection becomes unnecessary,
fourth information indicating that the first PDN connection is related to a CSIPTO, and
fifth information including an access point name (APN) and a default bearer ID of the second PDN connection;
receiving, by the UE, a request message for releasing the second PDN connection from the network entity;
releasing, by the UE, the second PDN connection, which has been marked as the optimal PDN connection, in response to the received request message; and
deleting, by the UE, the marking of the first PDN connection as the sub-optimal PDN connection.

US Pat. No. 10,341,910

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A SERVICE UNAVAILABLE THROUGH A NETWORK CELL

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method performed by user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a request to access a service unavailable through a first network cell associated with the UE;
sending, from the UE, a connection request for a connection with a second network cell operating with a different radio access technology (RAT) than the first network cell, wherein the second network cell supports the service unavailable through the first network cell, the connection request indicates that the service was unavailable through the first network cell and the requested connection is a fallback connection to obtain a circuit switched (CS) fallback service;
receiving permission from the second network cell to perform a priority access procedure with the second network cell, wherein the second network cell comprises a GPRS/EDGE radio access network (GERAN) cell;
transmitting a request for a connection on a random access channel (RACH) to the second network cell, the request indicating that the connection to the second network cell is a fallback connection to obtain a CS fallback service;
in response to the request indicating a fallback connection for a CS fallback service, receiving an immediate assignment of a dedicated traffic channel (TCH) with an associated fast associated control channel (FACCH); and
after receiving the assignment of the TCH, conducting signaling for setup of the service with the second network cell using the FACCH.

US Pat. No. 10,341,899

CONNECTION NODE PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL BANDWIDTH FOR MOBILE UNITS

Leverage Information Syst...

1. A connection node comprising:a communication device configured to receive from a mobile unit a request for a high bandwidth connection, the request including location information identifying a location of the mobile unit;
a transceiver configured to provide the high bandwidth connection to the mobile unit wirelessly;
an antenna having a receiving pattern, the antenna coupled to the transceiver;
a motorized mount configured to move the antenna; and
a processor configured to:
determine, based on the location information identifying the location of the mobile unit, whether or not the connection node is able to service the request for a high bandwidth connection;
if the connection node is not able to service the request,
select a second connection node from multiple connection nodes, based on a viewable area defined for each of the multiple connection nodes, wherein the viewable area is an unobstructed area that is viewable to the connection node, in which the connection node can provide its high bandwidth connection; and
forward the request to the selected second connection node;
receive location updates identifying one or more new locations of the mobile unit; and
control the motorized mount such that the receiving pattern is directed towards the on or more new locations of the mobile unit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,896

CSI REPORTING FOR LTE-TDD EIMTA

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE) in time-division duplex (TDD) communication with a base station, the method comprising:receiving a channel state information (CSI) request from the base station;
determining, based at least in part on receiving the CSI request, that CSI is to be estimated for a reference TDD subframe corresponding to a first set of subframes of a TDD frame configuration, or a reference TDD subframe corresponding to a second set of subframes of the TDD frame configuration, or a combination thereof;
estimating CSI based at least in part on the determining, wherein the estimating CSI comprises estimating a first type of CSI for the reference TDD subframe corresponding to the first set of subframes of the TDD frame configuration, or estimating a second type of CSI for the reference TDD subframe corresponding to the second set of subframes of the TDD frame configuration, or a combination thereof; and
transmitting at least a portion of the estimated CSI in an identified uplink subframe, the identified uplink subframe determined based at least in part on a time of receipt of the CSI request.

US Pat. No. 10,341,895

CORRELATING AND COMBINING OF MDT AND QOE METRICS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by an apparatus, comprising:measuring Minimization of Drive Tests (MDT) metrics;
measuring Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics;
generating correlation information of at least one of the MDT metrics and at least one of the QoE metrics;
combining the MDT metrics and the QoE metrics; and
reporting the correlation information and the combined MDT metrics and the QoE metrics using Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling, wherein the RRC signaling comprises an RRC message, the QoE metrics being in a container or at least one parameter of the RRC message.

US Pat. No. 10,341,892

METHOD FOR MEASURING INTER-DEVICE INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING FDR TRANSMISSION, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a preamble for interference measurement by a transmitting user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting full duplex radio (FDR), the method comprising:configuring, by the transmitting UE, a first guard time and a second guard time by using a zero-padding scheme in which a half of data on a frequency axis of the preamble is set to zero,
wherein the first guard time is a prescribed time set before the preamble, and the second guard time is a prescribed time set after the preamble;
mapping the preamble with the first guard time and the second guard time to a measurement subframe for measuring interference between UEs,
wherein a sum of a time interval for the preamble and a time interval corresponding to the first guard time and the second guard time corresponds to a unit length of a symbol; and
transmitting, via a transceiver module, the preamble to a receiving UE through the measurement subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,341,890

CSI FEEDBACK IN LTE/LTE-ADVANCED SYSTEMS WITH UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), at least one carrier utilizing a contention based access radio frequency spectrum;
detecting a transmission signal indicative of clear channel assessment (CCA) result information for the at least one carrier, wherein the transmission signal indicative of CCA result information includes one or more channel usage reference signals transmitted, by one or more base stations, in response to successful listen before talk (LBT) performed on the at least one carrier by the one or more base stations;
determining whether a reference signal for channel state information measurement is present in a subframe based on the detected transmission signal; and
transmitting, by the UE, a measurement report, wherein the measurement report is based at least in part on the determining the reference signal is present.

US Pat. No. 10,341,888

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SELECTIVELY PERFORMING DRS MEASUREMENT OR CRS MEASUREMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), a discovery reference signal (DRS) measurement or a common reference signal (CRS) measurement, the method comprising:receiving a CRS measurement configuration and a DRS measurement configuration for a measurement object frequency, from a network;
if the DRS measurement configuration includes a physical cell identification (PCID) list for a CRS-based DRS measurement,
performing the DRS measurement for at least one cell included in the PCID list, and
performing the CRS measurement for at least one cell not included in the PCID list; and
if the DRS measurement configuration does not include the PCID list for the CRS-based DRS measurement,
performing the DRS measurement for all cells belonging to the measurement object frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,341,885

ROAMING AND TRANSITION PATTERNS CODING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS FOR COGNITIVE VISIBILITY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device, data regarding usage of access points in a network by a plurality of clients in the network;
maintaining, by the device, an access point graph based on the data received regarding usage of the access points, wherein the access point graph represents the access points in the network as vertices of the access point graph;
generating, by the device and for each of the plurality of clients, client trajectories as trajectory subgraphs of the access point graph, wherein a particular client trajectory for a particular client comprises a set of edges between a subset of the vertices of the access point graph and represents transitions between the access points in the network performed by the particular client;
identifying, by the device, a transition pattern from the client trajectories by deconstructing the trajectory subgraphs, wherein the identified transition pattern indicates that one or more of the clients alternate between two of the access points; and
using, by the device, the identified transition pattern to effect a configuration change in the network, wherein the configuration change in the network corresponds to preventing the one or more of the clients from alternating between the two access points.

US Pat. No. 10,341,884

CHANNEL CLEARANCE TECHNIQUES USING SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:performing, by a wireless device, a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure;
receiving a pre-grant transmission indicating one or more channels for a downlink transmission and a length of the downlink transmission;
transmitting a channel clearance signal based at least in part on the LBT procedure;
monitoring channel clearance signals and their power levels for one or more channels;
estimating a future interference level using a duration indicated in the monitored channel clearance signals and their power levels; and
transmitting a feedback communication responsive to the pre-grant transmission and the estimated future interference level, the feedback communication indicating the pre-grant transmission was received and which of the one or more channels are available based on the LBT procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,341,880

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH DISTRIBUTED BASE STATION FUNCTIONALITY

Andrew Wireless Systems G...

1. A telecommunication system that is remotely located from an external base-station entity, base-station component, or core-network entity, the telecommunication system, comprising:an interface with circuitry configured to communicate with the external base-station entity, base-station component, or core-network entity;
a plurality of spatially separated radio units that are communicatively coupled to the interface via an aggregation unit, wherein the radio units are positionable in an area for providing wireless coverage to terminal devices;
the aggregation unit communicatively coupleable between the interface and the plurality of radio units; and
a low-layer processing module in at least one of the aggregation unit or a radio unit of the plurality of radio units, the low-layer processing module configured to perform physical layer processing that is split between uplink physical layer processing and downlink physical layer processing.

US Pat. No. 10,341,865

DISTANCE ESTIMATION AND AUTHENTICATION FOR BLUETOOTH SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. A method of a tracking device comprising:transmitting, using a transceiver of the tracking device, a plurality of proximity detection requests;
receiving, at the transceiver, a plurality of reply messages from a tracked device;
generating a plurality of designated delay values using a shared key shared between the tracking device and the tracked device;
determining a plurality of round trip times associated with the plurality of reply messages based, at least in part, on the plurality of designated delay values and time stamps associated with the plurality of reply messages;
determining an amount of variance in the plurality of round trip times; and
generating, using a processor, an authenticity metric associated with the tracked device based, at least in part, on the amount of variance in the plurality of round trip times, wherein, based on the amount of variance of the plurality of round trip times being below a threshold value, the authenticity metric indicates that the tracked device used the shared key to generate the plurality of designated delay values to provide the reply messages.

US Pat. No. 10,341,862

AUTHENTICATING MOBILE DEVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors to execute the instructions to:
receive an encrypted authorization request token from a mobile device over an unsecured communication pathway,
the encrypted authorization request token being based on at least one third party parameter, and
the encrypted authorization request token having been created by a third party device based on a request from the mobile device;
decrypt the encrypted authorization request token to obtain the at least one third party parameter,
the at least one third party parameter including a parameter name, and
the parameter name including at least one added character;
remove the at least one added character from the parameter name;
determine, based on an address for the mobile device, a mobile device identifier for the mobile device;
create, based on removing the at least one added character from the parameter name, an identification token for the mobile device,
the identification token being based on the mobile device identifier, a callback uniform resource locator (URL), and the at least one third party parameter; and
send a redirect to the callback URL, that includes the identification token, to the mobile device to permit the third party device to authenticate the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,857

PRIVACY PRESERVING SENSOR APPARATUS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A privacy preserving sensor apparatus, comprising:a microphone that is configured to output a signal that is representative of a spoken utterance of a user; and
feature extraction circuitry that is electrically coupled to the microphone, wherein the feature extraction circuitry is configured to extract a set of features from the signal, a voice recognition system is configured to use the set of features to recognize a first word in a predefined set of words when the first word is included in the spoken utterance, and the voice recognition system is not configured to use the set of features to recognize a second word that is outside the predefined set of words when the second word is included in the spoken utterance, wherein the feature extraction circuitry is configured to discard the signal immediately responsive to extracting the set of features from the signal, and further wherein neither the signal nor any features other than the set of features are provided to the voice recognition system.

US Pat. No. 10,341,855

DETECTION OF UNSECURE CALLS BY COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A communications device configured to operate, alternatively, in a secure mode and an unsecure mode, the communications device comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one non-transitory computer readable medium coupled to the processor, the at least one non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions executable by the processor, the instructions comprising instructions to:
detect actuation of a selectable input;
set the communication device in the secure mode and place, at a first time, a secure call responsive to the detection;
receive, responsive placement of the call, one or more communications from a remote endpoint;
determine, based at least in part on the one or more communications, that the remote endpoint has, at a second time subsequent to the placement of the call, become physically connected directly to a loudspeaker which is configured to produce audio greater than or equal to 80 dB; and
switch, responsive to such determination, the communications device from the secure mode to the unsecure mode.

US Pat. No. 10,341,854

CREATING A SECURE PHYSICAL CONNECTION BETWEEN A COMPUTER TERMINAL AND A VEHICLE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A computer terminal located in an environment, comprising:a display;
an item transfer mechanism configured to dispense or receive items during an interactive session with a user;
retractable conduit comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a barrier between the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the proximal end is attached to the computer terminal, wherein the distal end is configured to engage a portal of a vehicle positioned proximate to the computer terminal, wherein the barrier is configured to separate the item transfer mechanism from the environment during the interactive session;
a memory;
a communication interface;
a processor; and
a terminal application stored in the memory, executable by the processor, and configured for:
determining that the vehicle is proximate to the computer terminal;
in response to determining that the vehicle is proximate to the computer terminal, determining a location of the portal of the vehicle;
in response to determining the location of the portal of the vehicle, transmitting a control signal to an actuator, the control signal causing the actuator to extend the distal end of the retractable conduit away from the computer terminal so that the distal end engages the portal of the vehicle;
receiving a request from a mobile device of the user to initiate the interactive session;
in response to receiving the request from the mobile device, establishing, via the communication interface, a secure communication channel with the mobile device and initiating the interactive session;
initiating the interactive session with the user;
during the interactive session, receiving an interactive command over the secure communication channel from the mobile device; and
during the interactive session, in response to receiving the interactive command over the secure communication channel from the mobile device, dispensing or receiving one or more items via the item transfer mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,341,851

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CELL IDENTIFIER OPTIMIZATION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

9. A cellular telecommunications system comprising:a plurality of base stations serving a plurality of cells including a target cell served by a target base station; and
a network resource controller having at least one processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium with computer executable instructions stored thereon which, when executed by the at least one processor, perform the following processes:
retrieving automatic neighbor relations (ANR) data including neighbor cell list information for the plurality of cells;
determining, from the ANR data, first and second cells that are neighbors to the target cell and use a same Physical Cell Identifier (PCI), and at least one of the first and second cells is an inbound neighbor to the target cell;
determining that PCI confusion is present between the first and second cells with respect to the target cell; and
resolving the PCI confusion,
wherein the network resource controller determines the presence of a PCI collision by determining a number of tiers between the first cell and the second cell, and comparing the number of tiers to a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,341,850

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING SOURCE BSS IN WLAN

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method, comprising:(a) sending by a high efficiency (HE) access point (AP) to an HE station a first packet containing a basic service set (BSS) color information;
(b) sending by the HE AP to a very high throughput (VHT) station (STA) a second packet containing an assigned association identification (AID), wherein the assigned AID comprises at least part of the BSS color information, comprising:
assigning (8?N+1:8) bits in the AID with the at least part of the BSS color information according to,
AID(8?N+1:8)=bin[(dec(BCB(0:N?1))+dec(BSSID(47?N+1:47)?BSSID(43?N+1:43)))mod 2N,N]
wherein N is the number of bits of BSS color, BCB is BSS color bits, and BSSID is the BSS identification assigned by the HE AP; and
(c) sending by the VHT STA the second packet containing the at least part of the BSS color information,
wherein the HE AP, the HE STA and the VHT STA are in the same BSS.

US Pat. No. 10,341,849

ANYCAST MANIFEST RETRIEVAL, UNICAST CONTENT RETRIEVAL

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A method of serving content in a network comprising:receiving a request, from a requesting device, for a content manifest at a particular serving node associated with an anycast address, the particular serving node being one of a plurality of manifest serving nodes associated with the anycast address and the request comprising information of the requesting device in communication with the particular serving node;
evaluating, based on information from the requesting device, whether to provide the content manifest, edit the content manifest, or redirect the user device to another manifest server;
determining, based on the evaluation, to edit the content manifest to include at least one unicast address of a content delivery node suitable for delivering the content to the requesting device;
editing the content manifest; and
serving the content manifest to the requesting device; and
transmitting the content from the content delivery node associated with the unicast address to the requesting device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,848

PROFILE PROVISIONING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A profile provisioning method of a terminal, the method comprising:transmitting, to a market server, a request message including information on an access public land mobile network (PLMN);
receiving, from the market server, a response message including information on a plurality of subscription plans offered by a plurality of operators; and
displaying a subscription plan list including the plurality of subscription plans offered by the plurality of operators,
wherein the plurality of subscription plans offered by the plurality of operators are arranged in an order of their corresponding priorities in the subscription plan list,
wherein the plurality of subscription plans offered by the plurality of operators are prioritized based on the information on the access PLMN, and
wherein a subscription plan offered by an operator corresponding to the access PLMN has a higher priority than all other subscription plans among the plurality of subscription plans offered by the plurality of operators.

US Pat. No. 10,341,845

PROFILE MANAGEMENT METHOD, EMBEDDED UICC, AND DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE EMBEDDED UICC

KT CORPORATION, Seongnam...

1. A method of managing profiles in an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) interworking with a mobile network operator (MNO) and a subscription manager (SM), the method comprising:receiving an encrypted profile from the SM;
decoding the encrypted profile to be used for provisioning;
receiving a profile management information request from an external entity, wherein the external entity is the MNO, the SM, or a device equipped with the eUICC;
performing a network authentication with the external entity and providing profile management information including a list of activated profiles and deactivated profiles to the external entity;
receiving another encrypted profile from the SM regarding a new MNO upon a MNO change;
decoding the other encrypted profile to be used for provisioning; and
updating the profile management information based on activated profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,341,801

RENDERER CONTROLLED SPATIAL UPMIX

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

15. A method for decoding a compressed input audio signal, the method comprising:providing at least one core decoder comprising one or more processors for generating a processor output signal based on a processor input signal, wherein a number of output channels of the processor output signal is higher than a number of input channels of the processor input signal, wherein each of the one or more processors comprises a decorrelator and a mixer, wherein a core decoder output signal comprising a plurality of channels comprises the processor output signal, and wherein the core decoder output signal is suitable for a reference loudspeaker setup;
providing at least one format converter device configured to convert the core decoder output signal into an output audio signal, which is suitable for a target loudspeaker setup; and
providing a control device configured to control at least one or more processors in such way that the decorrelator of the processor is controlled independently from the mixer of the processor, wherein the control device is configured to control at least one of the decorrelators of the one or more processors in such way that, depending on the target loudspeaker setup, the mixer of the processor is operational when the decorrelator of the processor is switched off.

US Pat. No. 10,341,794

ACOUSTICAL METHOD FOR DETECTING SPEAKER MOVEMENT

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

1. A method of detecting movement of a device, the method comprising:receiving an audio program content signal;
converting the audio program content signal into an acoustic signal;
receiving an echo signal;
quantifying a relationship between the echo signal and the audio program content signal to provide a quantified value;
comparing the quantified value to a stored quantified value; and
modifying an array processing parameter based at least in part upon the comparison, wherein modifying the array processing parameter based at least in part upon the comparison comprises modifying an array processing parameter of a plurality of microphones to alter a directional voice capture based on a device placement indicated at least in part by the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,341,759

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WIND AND NOISE REDUCTION FOR A HEADPHONE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of noise reduction for a headphone comprising:receiving an acoustic signal from an external microphone positioned outside a housing of an earcup of the headphone;
receiving an acoustic signal from an internal microphone positioned inside the housing of the earcup;
processing a downlink signal to generate an estimate of a speaker signal that is to be output by a speaker of the headphone;
removing the estimate of the speaker signal from the acoustic signal from the internal microphone to generate a corrected internal microphone signal;
spectrally mixing the corrected internal microphone signal with the acoustic signal from the external microphone to generate a mixed signal, wherein
a lower frequency portion of the mixed signal includes a corresponding lower frequency portion of the corrected internal microphone signal, and
a higher frequency portion of the mixed signal includes a corresponding higher frequency portion of the acoustic signal from the external microphone,
processing the corrected internal microphone signal to generate an anti-noise signal; and
adding the anti-noise signal to the downlink signal to generate the speaker signal to be output by the speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,341,751

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING EXPANDABLE SPEAKER BOX

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a base having:
at least one speaker box located at least partially within the base, wherein the at least one speaker box is at least partially comprised of a bi-metal material, wherein the bi-metal material includes a first metal with a first coefficient of thermal expansion and a second metal with a second coefficient of thermal expansion, the first metal and the second metal being in contact, and wherein the bi-metal material is to bend in response to an application of heat causing the first metal to expand by a first amount based on the first coefficient of thermal expansion and the second metal to expand by a second amount based on the second coefficient of thermal expansion, the first amount being different from the second amount; and
at least one speaker located within the at least one speaker box; and
a lid attached to the base, wherein the at least one speaker box is to be expanded when the lid is open and the at least one speaker box is to be compressed when the lid is closed, wherein at least one wall of the at least one speaker box is displaced away from a surface of the base when the at least one speaker box is expanded, and wherein a first portion of the at least one wall is displaced further from the surface than a second portion of the at least one wall is displaced from the surface when the at least one speaker box is expanded.

US Pat. No. 10,341,750

PRESSURE EQUALIZATION AUDIO SPEAKER DESIGN

LOGITECH EUROPE S.A., La...

1. An audio speaker, comprising:a sealed speaker enclosure having one or more enclosure walls that at least partially define an internal region;
a speaker assembly mounted on one of the one or more enclosure walls; and
a liquid-tight, gas permeable, porous element that is disposed between a port formed through a first wall of the one or more enclosure walls and the internal region, wherein
the liquid-tight, gas permeable, porous element is sealably mounted to the first wall,
the liquid-tight, gas permeable, porous element is hydrophobic, and
the liquid-tight, gas permeable, porous element is configured to allow a generation of acoustic pressures in the internal region by the speaker assembly at acoustic frequencies greater than a first frequency and relieve acoustic pressures generated in the internal region by allowing air to pass through the port, when the relieved acoustic pressures are created at frequencies less than the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,341,739

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECOMMENDING PROVIDERS OF MEDIA CONTENT TO USERS VIEWING OVER-THE-TOP CONTENT BASED ON QUALITY OF SERVICE

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method of recommending providers of media content to users viewing over-the-top content, the method comprising:receiving, at a server, a request from a user device, over a communications network, to access media assets from a cloud-based aggregator, wherein the media assets are available from a plurality of over-the-top content providers;
determining, at the server, a first content provider of the plurality of over-the-top content providers that provides a media asset;
determining, at the server, a second content provider of the plurality of over-the-top content providers that provides the media asset;
querying, at the server, the user device or the first content provider for a first checksum value;
determining, at the server, a first network service transmission characteristic based on the first checksum value;
determining, at the server, a first quality of service for the user device to receive the media asset from the first content provider based on the first network service transmission characteristic;
querying, at the server, the user device or the second content provider for a second checksum value;
determining, at the server, a second network service transmission characteristic based on the second checksum value;
determining, at the server, a second quality of service for the user device to receive the media asset from the second content provider based on the second network service transmission characteristic;
retrieving, at the server, a threshold quality of service based on a threshold network service characteristic;
comparing, at the server, both the first quality of service and the second quality of service to the threshold quality of service wherein each network service transmission characteristic is chosen from the group consisting of: error rate, bit rate, throughput lag, transmission delay, jitter, minimum bandwidth, and maximum delay;
determining, at the server, that the first quality of service equals or exceeds the threshold quality of service and that the second quality of service does not equal or exceed the threshold quality of service; and
in response to determining that the first quality of service equals or exceeds the threshold quality of service and that the second quality of service does not equal or exceed the threshold quality of service, generating for display a first media listing for the media asset from the first content provider and not generating for display a second media listing for the media asset from the second content provider.

US Pat. No. 10,341,738

SILO MANAGER

Flextronics AP, LLC, San...

1. A method of managing a plurality of media sources on an intelligent Television (TV), the method comprising:detecting, by a silo manager executing on a processor of the intelligent TV, a request to access a selected media source of the plurality of media sources, each media source of the plurality of media sources being represented as a silo of a plurality of silos displayed on an interface of the intelligent TV in a strip or grid;
detecting, by the silo manager, that a media source of the plurality of media sources other than the selected media source is already active on the intelligent TV;
transitioning, by the silo manager, from the silo representing the media source other than the selected media source to the silo representing the selected media source using a sliding effect on the strip or grid;
enabling, by the silo manager, content associated with the selected media source;
displaying, by the silo manager, the enabled content associated with the selected media source using a zoom effect, wherein the zoom effect comprises shrinking content of the media source other than the selected media source into the silo representing the media source of the plurality of media sources other than the selected media source in the strip or grid and expanding the silo representing the selected media source from the strip or grid to full screen;
receiving, by a panel manager executing on the processor of the intelligent TV, a user input that requests activation of a media center panel while displaying content, the media center panel comprising a translucent user interface displayed in at least a portion of the television display over the enabled content associated with the selected media source, wherein the media center panel has two or more types displayed in the user interface based on a type of the user input, wherein the two or more media center panel types comprise at least one media center panel associated with a top level of a hierarchy of media center panels and one or more media center panels associated with a level of the hierarchy of media center panels below the top level of the hierarchy of the media center panels, and wherein the one or more media center panels associated with a level of the hierarchy of media center panels below the top level of the hierarchy of the media center panels comprises one or more of a volume panel displaying information about an audio volume control or other settings for volume, a settings panel displaying information about settable characteristics of the intelligent TV, or a notification panel displaying information about video on demand displays, favorites, or currently provided programs;
determining, by the panel manager, the type of media center panel requested based on the type of the user input; and
displaying, by the panel manager, on the television display, the determined media center panel type.

US Pat. No. 10,341,736

MULTIPLE HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT INTERFACE

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A method comprising:displaying, via a controller interface on a graphical display of a computing device, (i) representations of multiple households and (ii) a first control, the first control selectable to select among the multiple households, wherein each household comprises one or more respective playback devices;
receiving, via the first control of the controller interface, input data to select a first household from among the multiple households;
displaying, via the controller interface on the graphical display, (i) a representation of the first household and (ii) a second control, the second control selectable to select among multiple playlists of audio content;
receiving, via the second control of the controller interface, input data to select a first playlist from among the multiple playlists;
based on receiving the input data to select the first playlist from among the multiple playlists, sending, via a network interface of the computing device to a cloud server system, one or more instructions that cause the first household to play back the first playlist on one or more playback devices of the first household;
updating the controller interface on the graphical display to display a representation of the first household playing back audio content;
receiving, via the first control of the controller interface, input data to select a second household from among the multiple households;
displaying, via the controller interface on the graphical display, (i) a representation of the second household and (ii) the second control;
receiving, via the second control of the controller interface, input data to select a second playlist from among the multiple playlists;
based on receiving the input data to select the second playlist from among the multiple playlists, sending, via the network interface of the computing device to the cloud server system, one or more instructions that cause the second household to play back the second playlist on one or more playback devices of the second household; and
updating the controller interface on the graphical display to display (i) a representation of the second household playing back audio content and (ii) the representation of the first household playing back audio content.

US Pat. No. 10,341,735

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SHARING CONTENT SERVICE PROVIDER SUBSCRIPTIONS

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for sharing access to a subscription service that provides a user selected media asset, the method comprising:generating, for display, a graphical user interface comprising (1) a plurality of media asset identifiers for media assets that one or more friends of a user have viewed within a threshold time period and (2) a representation of how many of the one or more friends viewed a same one of the media assets;
receiving a selection by the user of a media asset identifier of the plurality of media asset identifiers;
accessing a first list of subscription services with which the user has an account registered;
searching content available from each subscription service in the first list of subscription services to determine whether the content includes a media asset associated with the selected media asset identifier;
in response to determining that the content available from each subscription service in the first list of subscription services does not include the media asset, accessing a second list of subscription services with which a friend, with whom the user is connected by way of a social network platform, has an account registered;
searching content available from each subscription service in the second list of subscription services to determine whether the content includes the media asset;
in response to determining that the content available from a given subscription service in the second list of subscription services includes the media asset, generating for display to the user a selectable option to query the friend for access to the given subscription service;
in response to receiving a selection from the user of the selectable option to query the friend for access, receiving, from the friend, access credentials corresponding to the account of the friend with the given subscription service to authorize the user to access the media asset through the account with the given subscription service; and
generating for display, to the user, the media asset based on receiving the access credentials from the friend.

US Pat. No. 10,341,733

COMPANION DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for a companion device to receive current service information from a primary device comprising:(a) said companion device requesting said current service information from said primary device;
(b) said requesting by said companion device comprising input parameters including:
(i) a companion device ID;
(ii) a companion device application ID; and
(iii) a companion device application version;
(c) said requesting by said companion device comprising current information requested including:
(i) a request for current available non real-time audiovisual content for a current show; and
(ii) a request for timeline location information within said current show;
(d) said companion device receiving from said primary device in response to said requesting said current service information a current service information response;
(e) said receiving said current service information response including:
(i) a primary device ID;
(ii) said current available non real-time audiovisual content for said current show; and
(iii) said timeline location information within said current show.

US Pat. No. 10,341,729

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RECOMMENDING MEDIA CONTENT RELATED TO A RECENTLY COMPLETED ACTIVITY

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for recommending media content, the method comprising:receiving, using control circuitry, a first activity datum, related to a first activity being performed by a given user, the first activity being unrelated to media consumption;
determining, based on the first activity, a second activity datum, related to a second activity from among a plurality of possible activities that occur after the first activity is complete, by:
retrieving, from a database, the plurality of possible activities that occur after the first activity is complete; and
determining the second activity datum from the plurality of possible activities;
cross-referencing the first activity datum with a database listing media assets accessed by users after performing the first activity to identify a media asset associated with the second activity datum;
determining whether the identified media asset is available to the given user following the first activity; and
in response to determining that the identified media asset is available to the given user, generating a recommendation of the identified media asset for display on a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,728

MEDIA SYSTEMS FOR TEMPORALLY AND CONTEXTUALLY RELEVANT RECOMMENDATIONS

SLING MEDIA L.L.C., Fost...

1. A media system comprising:a client device coupled to a network;
a database maintaining usage information associated with a user of the client device, the usage information pertaining to one or more preceding viewings of media content by the user; and
a server coupled to the client device via the network and to the database to:
identify a current viewing context; and
in response to the user selecting a filter graphical user interface element presented within a graphical user interface display on the client device:
determine one or more previously viewed media programs associated with the current viewing context based on the usage information;
identify a plurality of recently available instances of media programs that best match information associated with the one or more previously-viewed media programs from among a plurality of available media programs from one or more content sources coupled to the network that originated after a preceding viewing session for the user;
provide a filtered graphical user interface display on the client device including only the plurality of recently available instances of media programs that best match the information associated with the one or more previously viewed media programs, wherein:
the filtered graphical user interface display is populated with a first number of the plurality of recently available instances of media programs having a preferred program type of a plurality of program types and a second number of the plurality of recently available instances of media programs having a different program type of the plurality of program types; and
the first number relative to the second number corresponds to a relative distribution of program type preferences for the user across the plurality of program types; and
initiate presentation, on the client device, of audiovisual content of a selected media program of the plurality of recently available instances of media programs included on the filtered graphical user interface display that is selected by a user of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,725

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING USER ENGAGEMENT BASED ON USER INTERACTIONS DURING DIFFERENT TIME INTERVALS

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for determining a level of user engagement based on user interactions, the method comprising:receiving a first media asset for consumption;
selecting a first time interval based on a first start time and a first end time;
retrieving a first record of a first plurality of user inputs received during the first time interval, wherein the first record indicates an input type for each of the first plurality of user inputs;
selecting a second time interval, prior to the first time interval, by shifting the first start time and the first end time to determine a second start time and a second end time for the second time interval;
retrieving a second record of a second plurality of user inputs received during the second time interval, wherein the second record indicates an input type for each of the second plurality of user inputs;
determining a first frequency of each input type of the first plurality of user inputs during the first time interval;
determining a second frequency of each input type of the second plurality of user inputs during the second time interval;
generating a first metric that describes the first frequency of each input type of the first plurality of user inputs during the first time interval;
generating a second metric that describes the second frequency of each input type of the second plurality of user inputs during the second time interval;
determining that the first media asset is consumed during the first time interval and a second media asset is consumed during the second time interval;
tagging the first media asset with the first metric and the second media asset with the second metric;
determining the level of user engagement for the first media asset based on the tagging by:
comparing the first frequency of each input type in the first plurality of user inputs with a corresponding second frequency of each input type in the second plurality of user inputs;
calculating respective percent differences between the first frequency of each input type in the first plurality of user inputs and the corresponding second frequency in the second plurality of user inputs; and
determining the level of user engagement for the first media asset based on the respective percent differences;
selecting a portion of media to insert into the first media asset based on the level of user engagement for the first media asset; and
inserting the selected portion of media into the first media asset.

US Pat. No. 10,341,723

IDENTIFICATION AND INSTANTIATION OF COMMUNITY DRIVEN CONTENT

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. An apparatus for providing community driven content, the apparatus comprising:at least one sensor that captures sensor data, wherein the at least one sensor includes a camera that captures an image of an environment;
a network interface;
a memory; and
a processor connected to the sensor, the network interface, and the memory, wherein the processor executes instructions to:
identify a number of users that are present in the environment based on the captured image, wherein the number of users includes at least a first user,
determine an identity of the first user based on the captured image,
record usage history for engagement with one or more types of content by the first user over a period of time,
predict one or more user preferences for the first user based on the usage history recorded for the first user,
determine that a second user is available for interaction with the first user when the sensor data indicates that the second user is within a predetermined vicinity of the first user, wherein the sensor data further indicates an identity of the second user,
determine user preferences for the second user based on the second user identity,
determine a suggested action for continued engagement with the one or more types of content based on the user preferences for the first user and the user preferences of the second user determined to be available,
determine a disengagement time when the first user is predicted to disengage from active participation with the one or more types of content based on the recorded usage history, and
output the suggested action at a predetermined time to at least one connected display device or audio device, wherein the predetermined time is at or before the disengagement time.

US Pat. No. 10,341,716

LIVE INTERACTION SYSTEM, INFORMATION SENDING METHOD, INFORMATION RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information sending method, applied in an interaction platform installed in a server, the method comprising:receiving from a first client of at least one client, an interaction instruction for instructing the interaction platform to add an interaction prop into a live stream;
intercepting an image frame from the current live stream, after receiving the interaction instruction;
generating instant feedback information according to the image frame and the interaction prop indicated by the interaction instruction; and
sending the instant feedback information to the first client which sends the interaction instruction;
receiving a prop acquisition instruction from the first client, the prop acquisition instruction containing a type and number of the interaction prop;
transferring a number of resources corresponding to the type and number of the interaction prop from an account corresponding to the first client to an account corresponding to the interaction platform, after receiving the prop acquisition instruction;
detecting whether the number of the resources transferred from the account corresponding to the first client is consistent with the type and number of the interaction prop in the prop acquisition request, and if yes, adding the corresponding type and number of interaction prop into an interaction prop library corresponding to the first client and
sending an exchange success indication to the first client, the exchange success indication containing the type and number of the interaction prop.

US Pat. No. 10,341,709

ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS CONNECTED TO VEHICLES AND VEHICLE-BASED SYSTEMS

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. An electronic display system comprising:one or more processors;
a network interface configured to transmit content to one or more digital roadside displays or other digital displays; and
at least one memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the electronic display system to:
determine that a first vehicle is in proximity of or on-route to the one or more digital roadside displays;
receive driving pattern data for the first vehicle including driving behaviors and driving performance metrics;
determine first digital content for the one or more digital roadside displays or other digital displays, based on the received driving pattern data for the first vehicle;
determine a beginning time and an ending time for displaying the first digital content; and
transmit the first digital content and the beginning time and ending time via the network interface to the one or more digital roadside displays or other digital displays.

US Pat. No. 10,341,708

METHODS AND APPARATUS THAT FACILITATE CONTROLLING MULTIPLE DEVICES

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of using an alarm system control panel located at a customer premise, the method comprising:detecting, at said alarm system control panel, user selection of a first user selectable control option, wherein said first user selectable control option is displayed on a display screen of said alarm system control panel, said first user selectable control option being one of an alarm activation control option or an alarm de-activation control option;
requesting, in response to said detecting user selection of said first user selectable control option, video recording information corresponding to a recording device; and
presenting at said alarm system control panel, following receipt of said video recording information, a recording device control option to a user of said alarm system control panel.

US Pat. No. 10,341,706

DIGITAL OVERLAY OFFERS ON CONNECTED MEDIA DEVICES

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at data processing hardware:
a broadcast commercial from a broadcast stream to be streamed to a client media device; and
available offers from offer providers of an offer distribution network;
identifying, by automatic content recognition of the data processing hardware, commercial metadata related to the broadcast commercial;
determining, by the data processing hardware, whether any of the available offers comprise a respective direct offer, the respective direct offer having offer metadata matching commercial metadata of the broadcast commercial, the commercial metadata defining a brand or an entity associated with the broadcast commercial;
when any of the available offers comprise the respective direct offer, automatically delivering, by the data processing hardware, the respective direct offer to a display of the client media device as an overlay or a pop-up advertisement during streaming of the broadcast commercial; and
when the available offers fail to comprise the respective direct offer:
determining, by the data processing hardware, that at least one available offer is an indirect offer, the indirect offer having offer metadata indicating a commercial relationship with the brand or the entity associated with the broadcast commercial; and
automatically delivering, by the data processing hardware, the indirect offer to the display of the client media device as the overlay or the pop-up advertisement during streaming of the broadcast commercial.

US Pat. No. 10,341,702

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF PROGRAMMING DATA TO A USER DEVICE FROM HEAD END SYSTEMS

The DIRECTV Group, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving data for linear content comprising first metadata comprising a linear content type category, channel data, schedule data, program data, a content category and a first thumbnail image from a traffic and scheduling system and second metadata for a non-linear content type comprising a second thumbnail image and different than the linear content type from a content management system at a listing service module, said non-linear content being content available on demand at a request of a user and said linear content broadcasted at a predetermined time to a plurality of users;
receiving billing data from a first module for the content having the linear content type and the non-linear content type at the listing service module;
combining the first metadata and at least a first portion of the billing data in the listing service module to form first combined programming data and combining the second metadata and at least a second portion of the billing data to form second combined programming data;
communicating the first combined programming data for linear content to a program guide web service;
communicating the second combined programming data for non-linear content to a non-linear program guide web service;
distributing the first combined programming data to a linear cache from the program guide web service through a distribution application based on the linear content type;
distributing the second combined programming data to a non-linear cache from the non-linear program guide web service through the distribution application based on the non-linear content type, said non-linear cache separate from the linear cache and is separately accessible from a user device;
storing the first combined programming data in the linear cache accessible from a user device and storing the second combined programming data in the non-linear cache;
accessing the linear cache from the user device;
thereafter, displaying, on a display associated with the user device, a linear content display screen comprising the first thumbnail image and in response thereto communicating the first combined programming data from the linear cache;
accessing the non-linear cache from the user device; and
thereafter, displaying, on a display associated with the user device, a non-linear content display screen comprising the second thumbnail image and in response thereto communicating the second combined programming data from the non-linear cache.

US Pat. No. 10,341,700

DYNAMIC BINDING FOR USE IN CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A system comprising:an electronic dynamic binding system comprising:
at least one or more processors coupled to one or more memory systems;
a traffic monitor stored on the one or more memory systems and executable by the at least one or more processors, wherein the traffic monitor is configured to monitor network traffic associated with content from a content provider mapped to a number of content servers in a content delivery network serving the content;
a metric determination module stored on the one or more memory systems and executable by the at least one or more processors, wherein the metric determination module is configured to compute at least one metric associated with the network traffic, wherein the at least one metric comprises content popularity;
a threshold adjustment module stored on the one or more memory systems and executable by the at least one or more processors, wherein the threshold adjustment module is configured to:
(i) adjust the number of content servers mapped to the content provider; and
(ii) provide hysteresis when adjusting the number of content servers;
a binding map stored on the one or more memory systems, wherein the binding map identifies:
(i) the content servers mapped to the content provider; and
(ii) a maximum set of content servers that can be bound to the content provider; and
a remapping module stored on the one or more memory systems and executable by the at least one or more processors, wherein the remapping module is configured to:
when the at least one metric associated with the network traffic is greater than a threshold:
(i) remap other content servers of the content delivery network to the content provider based on the at least one metric associated with the network traffic; and
(ii) gradually allow content requests to be received by the other content servers.

US Pat. No. 10,341,695

MEDIA MANAGEMENT BASED ON DERIVED QUANTITATIVE DATA OF QUALITY

1. A method comprising:identifying, via a processor, a set of video files associated with a request, where each video file in the set of video files is an instance of a same video stored in preparation for user viewing;
identifying a respective segment within each video file of the set of video files, to yield a respective identified segment of each video file;
rating a signal quality of the respective identified segment of each video file according to a number of compression artifacts found in the respective identified segment of each video file, to yield a respective rated video segment;
concatenating a composite version of the same video using the respective rated video segment from multiple instances of the set of video files; and
returning, in response to the request, the composite version.

US Pat. No. 10,341,685

CONDITIONALLY PARSED EXTENSION SYNTAX FOR HEVC EXTENSION PROCESSING

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

10. An apparatus for decoding a plurality of pictures, each picture processed at least in part according to a picture parameter set, the apparatus, comprising:a processor;
a memory, communicatively coupled to the processor, the memory storing a plurality of instructions comprising instructions for:receiving a bitstream comprising the plurality of pictures and a picture parameter set;parsing the picture parameter set to determine for a picture in the plurality of pictures whether a pps_extension_present_flag signaling flag specifies presence of syntax structure pps_extension_Xbits at a picture level for the picture,
wherein the pps_extension_present_flag and pps_extension_Xbits signaling flags, when present, are adaptable per picture in the plurality of pictures, and
wherein the pps_extension_Xbits signaling flag is represented in the picture parameter set by multiple bits, where X=the number of said bits;
parsing the pps_extension_Xbits syntax structure to determine if any pps_extension_data_flag syntax structures are present in the picture parameter set;
wherein pps_extension_Xbits shall be equal to 0 for bitstreams conforming to High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) profiles, and
wherein pps_extension_4 bits not equal to 0 causes pps_extension_data_flag syntax structures in a picture parameter set NAL unit to be ignored during decoding.

US Pat. No. 10,341,683

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO REDUCE AN AMOUNT OF COORDINATE DATA REPRESENTING AN OBJECT TAKEN BY AN IMAGING DEVICE IN A THREE DIMENSIONAL SPACE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
obtain a second straight line by mapping a first straight line that passes a projection center of a target image taken by a first imaging device in a three dimensional space and a point representing an object in a projection plane of the first imaging device, onto each of a plurality of reference images respectively taken by a plurality of second imaging devices, and generate a reference line-segment representing an existing range of the object on the second straight line for each of the plurality of reference images;
transform, for each of the plurality of reference line-segments respectively generated on the plurality of reference images, a coordinate value of a first endpoint of the reference line-segment into a difference between a coordinate value of the first end point and a coordinate value of a second endpoint of the reference line-segment;
store the coordinate value of the second endpoint and the difference in the memory;
restore the coordinate value of the first endpoint from the coordinate value of the second endpoint and the difference stored in the memory; and
map the coordinate value of the second endpoint and the restored coordinate value of the first endpoint, onto a depth-direction line that is perpendicular to the projection plane of the first imaging device, and determine overlap of a plurality of line-segments on the depth-direction line whose endpoints are mapped from each of the plurality of reference line-segments on the plurality of reference images.

US Pat. No. 10,341,680

DATA ENCODING AND DECODING APPARATUS, METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A video decoder comprising:circuitry configured to:
receive as input data both lossy-encoded compressed video data and lossless-encoded compressed video data,
control the operation of a processor dependent upon whether input data is lossy-encoded compressed video data or lossless-encoded compressed video data,
perform decoding of the lossy-encoded compressed video data, and
perform decoding of the lossless-encoded compressed video data by interpreting a value of a flag in the input data which is associated with controlling residual differential pulse code modulation decoder circuitry differently for decoding of the lossless-encoded compressed video data than for decoding of the lossy-encoded compressed video data.

US Pat. No. 10,341,677

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING VIDEO SIGNALS USING INTER-VIEW INTER-PREDICTION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for decoding a video signal by a decoding apparatus, the method comprising:deriving, by the decoding apparatus, an inter-view motion vector of a current texture block by searching inter-view motion vector candidates in an order of an inter-view motion vector of a temporal neighboring block of the current texture block, an inter-view motion vector of a spatial neighboring block of the current texture block, and a disparity vector derived by the decoding apparatus using depth data of a depth block; and
performing, by the decoding apparatus, inter-view inter-prediction for the current texture block using the derived inter-view motion vector of the current texture block,
wherein deriving the inter-view motion vector of the current texture block includes:
determining, by the decoding apparatus, whether the temporal neighboring block of the current texture block is coded using inter-view inter-prediction, wherein the inter-view motion vector of the temporal neighboring block is derived as the inter-view motion vector of the current texture block when the temporal neighboring block is coded using inter-view inter-prediction,
determining, by the decoding apparatus, whether the spatial neighboring block of the current texture block is coded using inter-view inter-prediction, wherein the inter-view motion vector of the spatial neighboring block is derived as the inter-view motion vector of the current texture block when the temporal neighboring block is not coded using inter-view inter-prediction and the spatial neighboring block is coded using inter-view inter-prediction, and
deriving, by the decoding apparatus, the disparity vector as the inter-view motion vector of the current texture block when the temporal neighboring block of the current texture block and the spatial neighboring block of the current texture block are not coded using inter-view inter-prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,341,670

VIDEO ENCODER BIT RATE STABILIZATION

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A method of adjusting a bit rate of a portion of a video stream, the method comprising:determining a first frame of the video stream to be encoded and sent over a network to a recipient computing device;
determining a first quantization value of an encoder, wherein the first quantization value was used to encode a previous frame of the video stream, prior to the first frame;
determining a first estimated compressed frame size of the first frame when encoded with the first quantization value;
determining that the first estimated compressed frame size is less than a target frame size tolerance band, wherein the target frame size tolerance band represents a range of frame sizes suitable to maintain a target bit rate of the video stream;
determining a second quantization value, wherein the second quantization value is less than the first quantization value;
determining a second estimated compressed frame size of the first frame when encoded with the second quantization value;
determining that the second estimated compressed frame size is within the target frame size tolerance band;
generating a compressed first frame by encoding the first frame of the video stream with the second quantization value; and
sending the compressed first frame over the network to the recipient computing device.