US Pat. No. 10,111,792

MULTIFUNCTIONAL NURSING BED FOR EXCRETION

1. A multifunctional nursing bed for excretion, comprising:a bed frame including a head board connecting a foot board with a plurality of side supports in-between;
a board disposed on the bed frame between the head board and the foot board, including at least one first panel and one second panel, both ends of an abutting side of said first and second panels having a rotatable linkage point for angle adjusting between the first and second panels;
a first elevation device disposed under the first panel for supporting and adjusting an elevation of the first panel;
a second elevation device disposed under the second panel for supporting and adjusting an elevation of the second panel and an angle between the first and second panels;
wherein the first panel includes a first through hole corresponding to a position of buttocks of human body;
an excretion device arranged below the first through hole, including a basin, a seat pad disposed on a surface of the basin, and a detachable container disposed below the basin for taking the falling wastes;
a washing device including a first tube connecting to said excretion device with an end and to a first pump with the other end, said first pump including a first suction tube to suck in water from a tank for washing the excretion device;
an anti-splash device disposed at a front of the excretion device, including a placing space, an anti-splash cover disposed in said placing space with a gear rack arranged behind for operation, and a first motor arranged aside said placing space for driving a gear that engages said gear rack for elevation and descending;
a cover device arranged between the excretion device and the first panel, including a cover disposed above the seat pad and composed of a left board and a right board, a first sliding rail, and a second sliding rail; said sliding rails being parallel arranged and respectively fixed at a front and a rear side of the cover by an engaging element for the left and right boards to slide along the first and second sliding rails to combine with and detach from each other; at both ends of said sliding rails, a vertical guiding rod being engaged with a spring in-between and the other end devoid of the spring stretching through the side supports for elastically elevating the washing device and for pressing and lowering said cover device to a position where the cover being in the first through hole when the board being descended;
two driver assemblies symmetrically arranged at corresponding far sides of the first and second sliding rails, respectively including a second motor and a third motor for respectively driving a first threaded rod and a second threaded rod, on each of which a nut is arranged for respectively engaging and driving the right board and the left board; and
a control device individually connected to the first elevation device, the second elevation device, the first pump, and the first, second and third motors, and having an operation interface for operation control;
whereby upon a patient on the nursing bed having a need for excretion, the control device drives the first and second elevation devices to elevate the board and the cover device is elevated as well, then the board descends back to an original position after the cover of the cover device is opened, pressing the cover device for descending and placing the seat pad of the excretion device right under the first through hole with the anti-splash cover of the anti-splash device elevated for being ready for use.

US Pat. No. 10,111,790

LONG TERM CARE BED

Medical Depot, Inc., Por...

1. An adjustable bed, comprising:a fixed frame having a first end, a second end, a first side, and a second side cooperating to define an interior volume of the fixed frame, the fixed frame further including a central support member extending transversely across the fixed frame between the first and second sides thereof;
an articulating frame supported atop and coupled to the fixed frame;
first and second leg assemblies configured to support the fixed frame, the first and second leg assemblies configured to raise and lower the fixed frame, the first leg assembly disposed towards the first end of the fixed frame and the second leg assembly disposed towards the second end of the fixed frame, each leg assembly including a pair of spaced-apart leg members and a cross-bar interconnecting the spaced-apart leg members at upper ends thereof, each leg member pivotably and longitudinally slidably coupled to the fixed frame at the upper end thereof; and
a height adjustment actuation assembly fully disposed within the interior volume of the fixed frame, the height adjustment actuation assembly including:
a rotatable plate defining a first end, a second end, and a center portion, the center portion of the rotatable plate rotatably coupled to the central support member of the fixed frame;
a first link pivotably coupled to the first end of the rotatable plate at a first end of the first link and pivotably coupled to the cross-bar of the first leg assembly at a second end of the first link;
a second link pivotably coupled to the second end of the rotatable plate at a first end of the second link and pivotably coupled to the cross-bar of the second leg assembly at a second end of the second link; and
an actuator coupled to the cross-bar of the first leg assembly, the actuator configured to urge the cross-bar of the first leg assembly to translate along the fixed frame to raise or lower the first end of the fixed frame, wherein translation of the cross-bar of the first leg assembly along the fixed frame urges the first link to pivot relative to the fixed frame, the rotatable plate to rotate relative to the fixed frame, and the second link to pivot relative to the fixed frame to translate the cross-bar of the second leg assembly along the fixed frame such that the second end of the fixed frame is raised or lowered in cooperation with the raising or lowering of the first end of the fixed frame.

US Pat. No. 10,111,782

RESORBABLE LAPAROSCOPICALLY DEPLOYABLE HEMOSTAT

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

1. A method of manufacturing a resorbable hemostatic dressing comprising a single layer of three-dimensionally entangled nonwoven felt that is not separable into distinct layers by hand consisting essentially of oxidized cellulose fibers, wherein the felt has sufficient mechanical strength and flexibility to retain its structural integrity when deployed laparoscopically, said method comprising the steps of:a) providing cellulose yarn having filaments of minimal twist;
b) forming a multi-yarn, single feed circular knitted cellulose fabric having minimal twist;
c) scouring the cellulose fabric;
d) oxidizing the scoured fabric;
e) pliabilizing the oxidized fabric;
f) de-knitting the pliabilized fabric to form a continuous strand having a crimp from about 5 crimps/inch to about 12 crimps/inch;
g) cutting the continuous strand to form staples, said staples having length from about 1½ to about 4¼ inches;
h) carding the staples into a carded batt; and
i) needle-punching and three-dimensionally entangling the carded batt to form a single layer non-woven felt.

US Pat. No. 10,111,780

GOGGLE LENS AND FACE GASKET ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM

Abominable Labs, LLC, La...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,777

TRACTION-LIMITING VITRECETOMY PROBE

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A vitrectomy probe comprising:a body;
a cutter extending from the body, the cutter comprising:
an outer cutter portion; and
an inner cutter portion slideable within the outer cutter portion between an extended position and a retracted position;
a diaphragm coupled to the inner cutter portion and disposed within a chamber formed in the body and dividing the chamber into a first chamber portion and a second chamber portion, the diaphragm moveable in a first direction to retract the inner cutter portion in response to a first pneumatic pressure introduced into the first chamber portion; and
a first valve coupled to the inner cutter portion, at least a portion of the valve disposed in the first chamber portion and adapted to close upon introduction of the first pneumatic pressure into the first chamber portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,769

DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR A SELF-EXPANDING IMPLANT

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

1. A delivery system for a self-expanding implant to line a bodily lumen, which includes a sheath to hold the self-expanding implant in a radially compressed configuration prior to deployment in the bodily lumen, when the sheath is withdrawn along an axis of the bodily lumen, the delivery system further comprising:a confining element surrounding the sheath during a storage period between placement of the implant within the sheath and said withdrawal of the sheath, the confining element configured to reduce the hoop stress in the sheath during said storage period and being removable from the sheath prior to advancement of the sheath into the bodily lumen; and
spaced pressure elements interposed between the sheath and the confining element, the spaced pressure elements configured to carry forces acting between the sheath and the confining element, the spaced pressure elements creating gaps between the sheath and the confining element to define pressure relief zones of the sheath that lie between adjacent spaced pressure elements relieved of a full magnitude of said forces.

US Pat. No. 10,111,760

BONE FUSION SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD INCLUDING A MEASURING MECHANISM

Neuropro Technologies, In...

1. A bone fusion system for inserting a bone fusion device into a desired location, the system comprising:an insertion instrument comprising a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a coupling mechanism having a control shaft and a plurality of fingers configured to move between a closed position wherein the fingers are close together to a spread position wherein the fingers are farther apart based on manipulation of the control shaft;
a bone fusion device having a body and one or more extendable tabs, wherein the body of the bone fusion device is detachably coupled to the first end of the insertion instrument by the coupling mechanism; and
a measuring tool detachably coupled to the second end of the insertion instrument, the measuring tool comprising an indicating mechanism that indicates a variable tab extension value, wherein the indicating mechanism comprises an indicating screw, a screw gear coupled to the indicating screw, a ring threaded onto the indicating screw and an offset gear operably coupled to a screw gear such that rotation of the offset gear causes rotation of the indicating screw via the screw gear thereby causing the ring to move up or down the indicating screw.

US Pat. No. 10,111,747

IMPLANTABLE HEART VALVE DEVICES, MITRAL VALVE REPAIR DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

TWELVE, INC., Menlo Park...

1. A heart valve repair device to treat a native valve of a patient, the repair device comprising:a frame have a first end configured to be placed at least proximate a first commissure of the native valve, a second end configured to be placed at least proximate a second commissure of the native valve, and a curved region between the first and second ends; and
an extension unit coupled to the frame and expandable from a contracted configuration to an expanded configuration, wherein
the extension unit is configured to push at least a portion of a leaflet towards an opposing leaflet of the native valve when in the expanded configuration,
the extension unit includes a plurality of projections and depressions, and
the projections expand between and engage chordae tendineae attached to the leaflet,
wherein the heart valve repair device has a triangular or polygonal cross-section and is configured to engage a backside of the leaflet of the native heart valve so as to reposition the leaflet such that the leaflet at least partially coapts with the opposing leaflet of the native valve.

US Pat. No. 10,111,746

PROSTHETIC CAPSULAR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Omega Ophthalmics LLC, V...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,744

METHOD OF MAKING A PROSTHESIS DEVICE

Establishment Labs S.A., ...

1. A method of making a prosthesis device comprising a flexible shell and a filling material, said method comprising:forming a plurality of first layers by coating a mold with a first silicone material, wherein the plurality of first layers has a first thickness and a first color;
forming one or more second layers by coating the plurality of first layers with a second silicone material, comprising:
a polydimethylsiloxane polymer having at least 10 mole percent of a pendant chemical group chosen from a diphenyl group, a methylphenyl group, a trifluoropropyl group, or a combination thereof;
a vinyldimethyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxane polymer; and
a pigment,
the one or more second layers providing a diffusion barrier to impede passage of the filling material through the shell, wherein the one or more second layers has a second thickness and a second color different from the first color of the plurality of first layers;
forming a plurality of third layers by coating the one or more second layers with the first silicone material, wherein the plurality of third layers has a third thickness greater than the second thickness and the same color as the first color of the plurality of first layers, and wherein a total thickness of the shell, comprising the first thickness, the second thickness, and the third thickness, ranges from 0.33 mm to 1.00 mm; and
verifying the presence of the one or more second layers in the shell by visual observation of the second color in the shell, the one or more second layers being visually distinguishable through the plurality of first layers without the use of an optical comparator, specialized equipment, or destructive tests.

US Pat. No. 10,111,741

INTRALUMENAL STENT GRAFT FIXATION

1. An implantable stent graft device comprising:a stent frame including a first annular stent ring, a second annular stent ring, a third annular stent ring, and a fourth annular stent ring;
a covering material covering the stent frame and forming a cylindrical profile; and
one or more anchor members extending from apices of the second annular stent ring, said anchor members each having a hook portion with a free end;
wherein in an un-deployed configuration the first annular stent ring is positioned within an everted second annular stent ring, and
wherein in a deployed configuration the one or more anchor members are located outside the cylindrical profile defined by the covering material at a mid-body portion of the stent frame.

US Pat. No. 10,111,740

DECELLULARIZED BIOLOGICALLY-ENGINEERED TUBULAR GRAFTS

Regents of the University...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,737

INTRAVAGINAL INSERT FOR INCONTINENCE MANAGEMENT

1. An intravaginal insert for treating urinary incontinence, comprising:an insert body having an outer surface being constructed of a substantially non-absorbent material, said outer surface extending continuously between a proximal end of the insert body to a distal end of the insert body and having an outer surface shape that remains substantially unchanged to insert and remain secure within a vagina and support a urethra anteriorly through the vagina;
a core substantially immovably secured within the insert body that is stiffer than the insert body, said insert body forming a solid volume extending from said outer surface to said core from said proximal end to said distal end; and
a tether operatively connected to the insert body to extend out of the vagina to remove the insert body from the vagina after use.

US Pat. No. 10,111,736

HERMETIC TOOTH CLEANING DEVICE

Bluereo Inc., Seoul (KR)...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,731

SELF-LIGATING BRACKET

AMERICAN ORTHODONTICS COR...

1. A self-ligating bracket, comprising:a bracket body with an arch wire slot defined therethrough in a mesial-distal dimension, the bracket body comprising:
a mesial recess having a first lateral ledge located at a mesial side of the bracket body and extending into the bracket body from the arch wire slot, a distal recess having a second lateral ledge located at a distal side of the bracket body and extending into the bracket body from the arch wire slot, and a central ridge defining a ridge surface, the ridge surface separated from the lateral ledges respectively by mesial and distal walls; and
a clip comprising a first arm and a second arm, the first arm and second arm connected by a U-shaped portion, and the first arm terminates in a mesial arm, a distal arm, and a middle arm between the mesial arm and the distal arm, the middle arm separated from the mesial arm by a first cut out and the middle arm separated from the distal arm by a second cut out, the clip moveable between an open position wherein the arch wire slot is accessible and a closed position wherein the arch wire slot is occluded by at least a portion of the mesial arm, the distal arm, and the middle arm, wherein in the closed position, the mesial arm engages the first lateral ledge in the mesial recess, the distal arm engages the second lateral ledge in the distal recess, and the middle arm engages the ridge surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,730

ORTHODONTIC ALIGNER WITH ISOLATED SEGMENTS

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:forming a first segment of a plastic orthodontic aligner for moving a first set of teeth of a patient;
forming a second segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner; and
joining the first segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner to the second segment of the plastic orthodontic aligner using a connector configured to minimize force transmission between the first segment and the second segment;
wherein the connector is configured to be disposed along one or more additional teeth of the patient without exerting a clinically significant force on the one or more additional teeth, wherein the connector spans a gap between the first segment and the second segment, the gap corresponding to the one or more additional teeth that are not to receive the clinically significant force, wherein the connector comprises a flexible material that will perform at least one of flex, move or change shape responsive to applied forces, wherein the connector is configured to isolate first forces applied to the first set of teeth covered by the first segment from separate and distinct second forces applied to a second set of teeth covered by the second segment, and wherein isolation of the first forces from the second forces enables a) the first forces to be applied to the first set of teeth without substantial interference from the second forces applied to the second set of teeth and b) the second forces to be applied to the second set of teeth without substantial interference from the first forces applied to the first set of teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,111,701

MICRO-BIPOLAR ENDOSCOPIC ENDONASAL CAUTERY DEVICE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An endoscopic electrosurgical forceps apparatus, comprising:a proximal handle assembly comprising at least one actuating handle;
an outer tube having a longitudinal axis and a proximal end coupled to and extending from said proximal handle assembly;
an inner shaft slidably disposed in said outer tube, said inner shaft having a proximal end coupled to the proximal handle assembly;
wherein the inner shaft and outer tube are coupled to the proximal handle assembly such that actuation of the at least one actuating handle drives the inner shaft to translate axially within the outer tube along the longitudinal axis;
a pair of forceps tips each having a free distal end and a proximal end coupled to the inner shaft via an actuating member; and
a coupling member coupled to the actuating member and forceps tips;
said forceps tips being slidably coupled to said coupling member such that axial motion of the inner shaft within the outer tube as a result of operation of said proximal handle assembly drives the forceps tips to open and close with respect to each other;
wherein motion of the forceps tips from an open orientation to a closed orientation is substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis such that the distal ends of the forceps tips are constrained at the same axial location along the longitudinal axis;
wherein the forceps tips comprise bipolar electrosurgical electrodes configured to cauterize tissue in contact with the forceps tips;
wherein each of the forceps tips form a dovetail joint with respect to the coupling member;
wherein the dovetail joint constrains motion of the forceps tips orthogonally to the longitudinal axis;
wherein the actuating member is fixed to a distal end of the inner shaft;
wherein the coupling member is fixed to the outer tube; and
wherein the actuating member is configured to slideably reciprocate within an axial channel of the coupling member to drive actuation of the forceps tips.

US Pat. No. 10,111,685

METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR SELECTIVELY LOCKING PORTIONS OF A SEAL ASSEMBLY

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A seal assembly for a surgical access device, the seal assembly comprising:a lower housing configured to couple to a sleeve of the surgical access device;
an upper housing supported on the lower housing and movable relative to the lower housing between first and second rotational orientations to selectively secure the upper and lower housings together; and
a first lock component secured to the lower housing and a second lock component secured to the upper housing, the first lock component configured to move between a locked position to engage the second lock component and retain the upper and lower housings in the second rotational orientation to prevent removal of the upper housing from the lower housing, and an unlocked position to enable the upper housing to move to the first rotational orientation and enable the upper housing to be removed from the lower housing, the first lock component normally biased toward the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,682

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

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,656

TISSUE FASTENING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A fastening system comprising:a first fastening member having a backspan and a set of lobes extending from the backspan configured to atraumatically pass through tissue;
a second fastening member having a backspan and a set of lobes extending from the backspan; and
a penetrating member including a first body, a set of teeth, and a first trailing wall, the first body being substantially planar and the first trailing wall extending orthogonal to a plane defined by the first body along a trailing edge of the first body, the set of teeth extending from a leading edge of the first body opposite the trailing edge of the first body and in the plane defined by the first body, the set of teeth configured to pierce and spread tissue over the set of lobes of the first fastening member, the first trailing wall configured to support the backspan of the first fastening member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,654

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SUTURING

EndoEvolution, LLC, Rayn...

1. A surgical suturing device having a proximal end and a distal end comprising:a) an arced suturing needle having a pointed leading end and a trailing end;
b) a suturing head disposed proximate the distal end of the device, the suturing head being configured to support the arced suturing needle therein, the arced suturing needle having a curved body, the curved body covering an arc greater than about 180°, wherein the arced suturing needle is disposed in and adapted and configured to be advanced along an arcuate path about an axis of rotation substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis defined by the suturing device;
c) a reciprocating needle drive configured to advance the arced suturing needle along a first direction led by the leading end of the needle, wherein the needle drive includes a reciprocating drive wheel pivotally coupled at an outer radial region of the drive wheel to a proximal end of a first elongate arm, the first elongate arm having a distal end with a drive pawl attached thereto for engaging the arced suturing needle, the drive wheel and first elongate arm cooperating to drive the arced suturing needle about the axis of rotation in response to actuation of the reciprocating needle drive, wherein the distal end of the first elongate arm is movable along a path that is transverse to the longitudinal axis to direct the arced suturing needle about the axis of rotation, the reciprocating needle drive also including a second elongate arm configured and arrange to limit the range of rotational motion of the reciprocating drive wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,653

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR CLOSING HOLES IN BODY LUMENS

ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYS...

1. A device for closing an opening in a body lumen, comprising:an elongate member having a plurality of needle lumens;
a plurality of needles disposed within and advanceable from the plurality of needle lumens, a proximal end of the plurality of needles being mounted to a housing having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion and the second portion being separable to separate a first plurality of needles of the plurality of needles from a second plurality of needles of the plurality of needles;
a foot portion disposed distal a distal end of the plurality of needle lumens, the foot portion having a central axis; and
a plurality of feet slidably mounted on the foot portion and slidable both proximally along a length of the foot portion and radially away from the central axis of the foot portion, each foot of the plurality of feet having a cuff removably mounted therein.

US Pat. No. 10,111,651

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ANCHORING SUPPORT MATERIAL TO TISSUE

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,643

CARDIAC MONITOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HOME AND TELEMEDICINE APPLICATION

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,631

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND DISPLAYING TOMOSYNTHESIS IMAGE SLABS

HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborou...

1. A system for processing breast tissue images, comprising:an image processing computer; and
a user interface operatively coupled to the image processing computer,
wherein the image processing computer is configured to
obtain image data of breast tissue,
process the image data to generate a set of reconstructed image slices, the reconstructed image slices collectively depicting the breast tissue, and
process respective subsets of the reconstructed image slices to generate a set of image slabs, each image slab comprising a synthesized 2D image of a portion of the breast tissue obtained from a respective subset of the set of reconstructed image slices, wherein the respective 2D synthesized image does not correspond to an image that was acquired during imaging of the breast tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,111,623

MULTI-ELECTRODE MAPPING CATHETER

X-RHYTHM, LLC, Beachwood...

1. A multi-electrode mapping catheter for endocardial contact mapping of a heart chamber of a patient, the mapping catheter comprising:a flexible elongated catheter shaft having a proximal end, an outer surface, and a distal end;
an expandable mapping basket located at the distal end of the catheter shaft, the expandable mapping basket including a plurality of spaced-apart flexible splines, each flexible spline including a flex circuit affixed to a support layer made from a flexible substrate material, the flexible substrate material being resilient and shaped to bow outwardly to bias the basket to an expanded configuration for deployment for mapping by which the expandable mapping basket maintains the flex circuit in contact with the wall of the heart while accommodating wall motion of the beating heart;
wherein each flex circuit includes a first layer having a plurality of electrodes formed thereon and a metallic layer, the metallic layer including a plurality of conductors, each electrode of the first layer being connected to a separate conductor of the metallic layer, wherein the electrodes are located so as to be at an outer surface of the flex circuit and in contact with a wall of the heart chamber when deployed; and
wherein each flex circuit comprises a continuous single-piece electrical conductor that is directly in electrical contact with an electrode and that is mounted to the outer surface of the catheter shaft and extends along the entire elongated catheter shaft without interruption and without interim connection to any other electrical device and which terminates at the proximal end of the catheter shaft to thereby directly communicate signals received at the respective electrode to the proximal end of the catheter shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,111,616

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM FOR MONITORING SLEEP QUALITY AND APPARATUS THEREOF

NEUSOFT XIKANG ALPS (SHEN...

1. A method for monitoring sleep quality of a user, comprising:with a radio frequency (RF) sensor located in a specifically-programmed computer, collecting RF body movement signals of a user during sleep;
with the specifically-programmed computer, calculating body movement energy of a preset time-slot, based on the RF body movement signals collected during the preset time-slot, wherein the preset time-slot is one of a plurality of preset time-slots comprised in a preset estimation time-span;
with the programmed computer, calculating an estimation threshold of the preset estimation time-span, based on an average value of the body movement energy of the plurality of preset time-slots which are comprised in the preset estimation time-span;
with the programmed computer, determining a sleep state of the user in the preset time-slot based on a comparison between the body movement energy of the preset time-slot and the estimation threshold of the preset estimation time-span, wherein the determining of the sleep state includes determining the sleep state that is at least one of a stage of deep sleep, a stage of light sleep, a stage of intermediate sleep or an awake stage; and
monitoring the sleep quality of the user based on the determined sleep state of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,111,584

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FIXATION MEASUREMENT WITH REFRACTION ERROR MEASUREMENT USING IMAGE SENSING DEVICES

REBISCAN, INC., Cambridg...

1. An apparatus for fixation measurement, the apparatus comprising:a projection apparatus configured to project a target image onto one or more retinas of one or more eyes of a patient; and
one or more image sensing devices disposed conjugate to the one or more retinas wherein the one or more image sensing devices are configured to capture a reflected image reflected from the one or more retinas in response to the target image and wherein the reflected image comprises a modified version of the target image as reflected from the one or more retinas and wherein one or more differences between the target image and the reflected image indicate fixation of the one or more eyes.

US Pat. No. 10,111,556

STEPLESS HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE GRILL

NINGBO KAIBO GROUP CO., L...

1. A stepless height-adjustable grill comprising:a base body (01) comprising a base (11) and a lower grilling disc (12);
an upper cover component (02) comprising an upper grilling disc (21) and an upper cover (22);
a handle (03) comprising a grip (31), a left connecting rod (32) and a right connecting rod (33), two ends of the left connecting rod (32) and the right connecting rod (33) being in rotational connection with the base body (01), one of the left connecting rod (32) or right connecting rod (33) having a long hole (34);
the upper cover component (02) being rotationally connected between the left connecting rod (32) and the right connecting rod (33);
an adjusting means for adjusting a height of the upper cover component (02) comprising:
an inclined rail (04) with a lock-up edge (05) disposed on one side of the base body (01);
a height fixing slider (06) being slidable in the long hole (34) of the left connecting rod (32) or the right connecting rod (33) and being positioned on the inclined rail (04);
a lock (07) with an release portion (71), which is provided with the height fixing slider (06), for hooking the bottom side of the lock-up edge (05) to realize interlocking; wherein the lock (07) is a seesaw lever which is connected to the height fixing slider (06) through a pin shaft (72), and the lower end of the seesaw lever is provided with a lock-up portion (73) for interlocking with the lock-up edge (05); wherein the release portion (71) is a pressing portion positioned at the upper end of the seesaw lever;
a spring (08) being supported between the upper end of the lock (07) and the height fixing slider (06);
wherein the height fixing slider (06) is positioned at any position on the inclined rail (04) to realize a stepless height adjustment the height of the upper cover component (02).

US Pat. No. 10,111,543

VERTICAL-SLIDE CLOTHES-HANGING DEVICE

SERVETTO S.R.L., Bovisio...

1. A vertical-slide clothes-hanging device (1) comprising: a horizontal rod (2) destined for receiving hanging clothes, said rod (2) being coupled with at least one activation element (3), said activation element (3) comprising:a lever (4) provided with a first free end, coupled with said horizontal rod (2),
a maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) at least partially supported and contained in a shell (6) fixable on a bearing surface, said maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) being coupled with a second end of said lever (4),
said at least one lever (4) being movable by said maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) between two terminal run-end positions, a first raised position substantially vertical, and a second lowered position substantially horizontal,
characterized in that
corresponding run-end dampers (7, 8) are provided in said terminal positions, suitable for damping a terminal run section of the lever (4)
said dampers (7, 8) being dampened cylinders with a sliding piston contained in the shell (6) and coupled with the same,
wherein, when the lever (4) is proximate to the lowered position, a first of said dampers (7) is coupled with the lever (4) to exert a first braking action, and wherein the maneuvering kinematic mechanism (5) comprises an actuator (51) and an articulation element (52) interposed between said second end of said lever (4) and said actuator (51), said second damper (8) being coupled with said shell (6) and configured for acting on said articulation element (52).

US Pat. No. 10,111,535

EDGE STRUCTURE FOR BODY SUPPORT SURFACE

DAHTI, INC., Grand Rapid...

1. A body support surface comprising:a suspension component adapted to support an occupant and including a load-bearing fabric and a carrier attached thereto;
an edge structure secured to said carrier of said suspension component,
said edge structure having a lateral extent extending between an inner edge and an outer edge, said edge structure being unsupported along a lower extent thereof such that said edge structure includes a cantilevered portion, said carrier of said suspension component extending around said cantilevered portion from beneath said lower extent of said edge structure to an upper portion thereof, said load-bearing fabric of said suspension component extending inwardly beyond said inner edge,
said edge structure configured to bend along said lateral extent in a first direction in response to loads generated by said load-bearing fabric of said suspension component and a second direction opposed to said first direction in response to engagement of the occupant with said edge structure, and
said edge structure including a main beam and a segmented beam, said main beam spaced apart from and extending generally parallel to said segmented beam, said main beam being generally continuous, said segmented beam being discontinuous and having a plurality of segments, said segments collectively forming a compression member when said edge structure bends in said first direction and capable of moving away from one another when said edge structure bends is said second direction, said edge structure having a resistance to bending in said first direction and a resistance to bending in said second direction, said main beam and said segmented beam cooperating such that said resistance to bending in said first direction is substantially greater than said resistance to bending in said second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,111,532

HEAT AND FLAME-RESISTANCE MATERIALS AND UPHOLSTERED ARTICLES INCORPORATING SAME

Precision Fabrics Group, ...

1. A barrier material consisting of a single layer of a needle punched nonwoven fabric,wherein the needle punched nonwoven fabric comprises cellulosic fibers and polyester fibers, has a basis weight ranging from about 3 to about 8 ounces per square yard, and is treated with a flame retardant finish or coating,
wherein the flame retardant finish or coating comprises one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of phosphorous compounds and nitrogen compounds,
wherein the flame retardant finish or coating is applied to the needle punched nonwoven fabric in an amount ranging from about 15 to about 130 percent solids, based upon the weight of the needle punched nonwoven fabric, and
wherein the barrier material has a thickness ranging from about 0.01 to about 0.15 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,111,531

MATTRESS ASSEMBLY

LANGEL SYSTEM INTERNATION...

1. A mattress assembly comprising:a main mattress;
a supplement mattress attached thereto, the supplement mattress having a main body having at least one lateral extension connected thereto; and
a tubular structure configured to be fixedly attached to and disposed along the entire perimeter of the supplement mattress, a first portion of the tubular structure disposed around a portion of the perimeter of the main body, and a second portion of the tubular structure disposed around a portion of the at least one lateral extension, and the second portion of the tubular structure disposed being hingedly attached to the first portion of the tubular structure;
said at least one lateral extension forming an extension surface in a horizontal plane to the main body when rotated 90° or forming an extension surface perpendicular thereto when rotated 180°, in collaboration with the tubular structure provided along the perimeter of the supplement mattress.

US Pat. No. 10,111,523

TABLE SYSTEM

1. A workplace system comprising:at least two workplace pieces of furniture which make a work surface available, wherein
the workplace pieces of furniture are connected to one another by a rotary, movable connection means, the rotary, movable connection means runs along a floor;
wherein each workplace piece of furniture comprises a V-shaped foot including two foot sections oriented at an angle ? relative to one another, wherein the feet are arranged adjacent to a lower end of a standing leg; and
a foot section of each foot forms a connection arm of the rotary, movable connection means.

US Pat. No. 10,111,521

ADJUSTABLE ROTARY SHELF ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USE

Hardware Resources, Inc.,...

1. A rotary shelf assembly for a blind corner cabinet having a front panel with an edge adjacent an opening, the assembly comprising:a first frame bracket, having one or more flanges, configured to be mounted to the front panel;
a first rotary coupling connected to the first frame bracket;
a rod engaged with the first frame bracket and the first rotary coupling;
a first rotary support, moveably positioned about the rod, and rotatably engaged with the first rotary coupling;
a first set of slide assemblies adjustably attached to a first set of mounting points in the first rotary support;
a first shelf connected to the first set of slide assemblies; and,
wherein the first shelf is capable of rotating about the rod from a stowed position within the blind corner cabinet and extending along the first set of slide assemblies to a deployed position through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,111,520

STORAGE SYSTEM AND ARTICLE RETRIEVING METHOD

Frazier Industrial Compan...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,506

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A WALKER

Michael J. Brenner, St. ...

1. A display device for a walker comprising:a panel having a front surface, a back surface, a left side, a right side, an upper side, a lower side, and printed matter printed on the front surface;
a first left side attachment device and a second left side attachment device each extending out from the left side of the panel;
a first right side attachment device and a second right side attachment device each extending out from the right side of the panel;
an upper attachment device extending out from the upper side;
a lower attachment device extending out from the lower side; and
an adjustable back attachment device comprising a portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel, a first tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of hook material, a second tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of loop material with the portion of loop material of the second end of the second tab member for mating with the portion of hook material of the second end of the first tab member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,495

VENTILATED SHOE

GEOX S.p.A., Montebellun...

1. A ventilated shoe, comprising:a sole; and
an upper assembly associated therewith in an upper region, the upper assembly comprising:
an external upper, with which an inner lining is associated which is constituted at least partly by a first element that defines at least one interspace that separates a foot of a user from the external upper and including preferential passages for sweat that moves away from the foot of the user toward an upper external edge of the shoe,
a breathable insole, joined perimetrically at least to the inner lining,
wherein the preferential passages are defined by a series of channels that facilitate rise of sweat in a vapor phase upwardly from below, and
wherein each of the channels is open in a direction of the foot of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,111,491

SHOE SOLE, INSOLE OF SHOE, MAIN SOLE OF SHOE, AND SHOE

Diatex Co., Ltd., Tokyo ...

1. A shoe sole formed of a layered sheet of a plurality of cloths wherein; the cloths formed of a strand of an oriented thermoplastic resin; and the plurality of cloths are integrated by heating and compressing;wherein the strand contains a low-melting point resin component whose melting point is the same as or lower than the heating temperature and a high-melting point resin component whose melting point is higher than the heating temperature;
wherein the low-melting point resin component and the high-melting point resin component are polyolefin; and
wherein the integrated layered sheet is formed by disposing an adhesive film between a plurality of the cloths and melting part or all of the adhesive film.

US Pat. No. 10,111,487

WEARABLE ITEMS HAVING WEAR-SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS OR INDICIA FOR INFLUENCING AN EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL STATE

Hampton Technology Resour...

1. A footwear item configured to present a progressive wearing, diminishment, or subsequent absence of a subject, comprising:a substrate;
a wear-susceptible area incorporated into the substrate and including a pre-stressed area with a weaker material strength than the substrate; and
a marking integrated into the wear-susceptible area configured to present the progressive wearing, diminishment, or subsequent absence of the subject that the marking represents;
wherein the pre-stressed area has a two-dimensional area that is generally coextensive with the wear-susceptible area or the marking.

US Pat. No. 10,111,485

DEVICE FOR REDUCING HEAD AND NECK INJURY FOR HELMET WEARER

Scott W. Nagely, Denver,...

1. A motion restrictor device to be worn with a protective helmet so as to reduce the risk of head or spine injury caused by injurious movement of the helmet, said motion restrictor device comprising:a harness wearable by a user of the helmet;
a helmet-engaging component supported on the harness,
said helmet-engaging component presenting laterally spaced apart, fore-and-aft extending helmet-engagement surfaces positioned on opposite sides of the neck of the user when the device is worn,
each of said helmet-engagement surfaces being configured to shift along a range of motion while in contact with the helmet as the helmet moves,
said helmet-engaging component being operable to yieldably bias each of the helmet-engagement surfaces toward the helmet when the device is worn, such that contact with the helmet is maintained as the helmet-engagement surface shifts through the range of motion, and
a brake assembly operable to restrict shifting of at least one of the helmet-engagement surfaces in response to injurious movement of the helmet,
each of said helmet-engagement surfaces being shiftable against the yieldable bias into a stored position,
said harness including a releasable latch operable to removably secure each helmet-engagement surface in the stored position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,484

HELMET WITH HIDDEN LIGHT SOURCE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

SHENZHEN QIANHAI LIVALL I...

4. A helmet with a hidden light source, comprising:a helmet housing comprising a transparent base film, a lightproof ink layer and a light transmitting ink layer in sequence, wherein the base film comprises a first portion and an adjacent second portion, the lightproof ink layer comprises a mesh-like third portion corresponding to the first portion and a fourth portion corresponding to the second portion;
at least one light source attached on the light transmitting ink layer and corresponding to the mesh-like third portion; and
a helmet base covering the at least one light source and the light transmitting ink layer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,479

METHOD OF SECURING FABRIC IN A DECORATIVE MANNER

9. A method of using a fashion accessory tool, comprising:securing fabric in the fashion accessory tool between a base plate and an arm pivotally attached to the base plate by a first extendable feature at a first end of the arm and a first end of the base plate, wherein securing comprises fastening the arm at a second end of the arm to a second end of the base plate, wherein a second extendable feature is between the second end of the base plate and a fastener on the second end of the base plate; and
weaving the fabric through at least two openings in the arm, wherein the fabric can be adjusted after securing the fabric in the fashion accessory tool by further pulling the fabric through the at least two openings.

US Pat. No. 10,111,476

ERGONOMIC GRIPPING ACTIVITIES GLOVE

BioGrip, Inc., Sacrament...

1. An ergonomic glove comprising:a thumb support including:
a bottom surface adapted to extend across distal and proximal phalanges of a thumb of a human wearing the ergonomic glove, wherein the bottom surface is concave in lateral disposition configured to form a convexity of the thumb while adapted to partially encircle the wearer's thumb;
a side portion;
an arched over segment extending transversely to the bottom surface and adapted to engage the thumb on a side closest to the metacarpophalangeal crease of an index finger portion adjacent to the thumb;
an insert including:
a palm portion;
four finger portions, one for each of four fingers, wherein the four finger portions include an index finger portion, a middle finger portion, a ring finger portion and a little finger portion;
an intermediate portion comprising four creases, one for each respective finger portion, wherein each crease includes a crevice, one for each respective finger portion, wherein from the little finger portion toward the index finger portion, the crevice for each respective finger portion gets shallower.

US Pat. No. 10,111,470

VAPORIZER APPARATUS

JUUL Labs, Inc., San Fra...

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,468

VAPORIZATION DEVICE

DB INNOVATION INC., Chic...

1. A vaporization device comprising:a body configured to house at least two pens in a cavity inside the body:
the at least two pens, each pen comprising a battery, a sensor and a printed circuit board (PCB), wherein the battery is operatively connected to the PCB and a coil, having a first end adjacent and contiguous with a mouthpiece, and a second end adjacent and contiguous with a ventilated end,
each pen further comprising a plurality of vaporization chambers, each chamber comprising a coil for vaporization and operatively connected to the PCB and battery for controlling the temperature of the coil of each chamber over a vaporization time, wherein each coil can be different from another coil;
a mouthpiece having an aperture at a first end of the mouthpiece extending into a vapor port which is operatively connected to the plurality of vaporization chambers of the at least two pens at a second mouthpiece end opposing the mouthpiece aperture;
wherein the body comprises a plurality of airflow apertures for the at least two pens, adjacent to the ventilated end of the at least two pens, and is configured to direct aft flow through the device;
wherein a plurality of tanks each with a reservoir configured to contain an e-liquid operatively connected to a vaporization chamber; and
wherein the mouthpiece and tanks are removable, and the batteries are rechargeable.

US Pat. No. 10,111,437

SUBSTITUTED GUANIDINES AS FUNGICIDES

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,430

INSECTICIDAL POLYMER MATRIX COMPRISING PBO AND DM

Vestergaard SA, Lausanne...

1. An insecticidal polymer matrix made with material having piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and deltamethrin (DM) as part of the material for migration of the PBO and the DM from inside the material to the surface of the matrix, wherein a ratio of content of PBO to content of DM in terms of weight is higher than 3, weight content of DM is between 1 g and 6 g per 1 kg of polymer, and wherein the insecticidal matrix is in a monofilament form with a diameter of between 0.05 mm and 0.35 mm, wherein the insecticidal matrix is in the form of a yarn as part of a roof of a bed net with side walls made of multifilament polyester with an insecticidal coating, and wherein the polymer is a thermoplastic polymer, wherein the insecticidal coating is an impregnation with deltamethrin (DM) and without piperonyl butoxide (PBO).

US Pat. No. 10,111,428

NEMATOCIDE CONTAINING LACTONIC RING AND PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

SHANDONG UNITED PESTICIDE...

1. A nematocide having the following formula I:
wherein R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, alkyl containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, alkoxyphenyl, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms and one or more chlorine atoms in place of hydrogen atoms on the carbon atoms, alkoxy containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms and one or more fluorine atoms in place of hydrogen atoms on the carbon atoms, nitryl, and amido; and
R6 is selected from the group the consisting of hydrogen, fluorine and chlorine.

US Pat. No. 10,111,421

DISPERSING AGENT FOR AGROCHEMICALS AND FLUID DISPERSION USING THE SAME

THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEM...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,111,418

ORGAN PERFUSION SYSTEM AND DEVICE

Perfusion Solutions Pty L...

1. A device for use in evaluation, transportation or storage of a donor heart, wherein the device comprises:a first membrane and at least one further membrane such that the first membrane is encapsulated by the at least one further membrane forming a sterile field around the heart;
a plurality of connectors forming a stack, the stack comprising a first connector, a second connector and a third connector;
wherein the first connector is adapted to secure and engage the aorta of the heart; and
wherein the second connector and the third connector are engaged with the first membrane and the at least one further membrane, respectively, the first connector configured to partially suspend the heart and adapted to allow for delivery of perfusion fluid to the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,111,413

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TAKING UP FISH FROM A BODY OF WATER

Sea Soul AS, Fyllingsdal...

1. A method for taking fish up from a body of water, the method comprising:providing a duct having a lower open end below the water surface and an upper open end arranged at a floating working platform above sea level;
introducing water into the duct from the upper open end to give a water stream from the upper open end of the duct to the lower open end of the duct;
allowing the fish to swim up in the duct against the water stream therein; and
wherein the incoming water is directed to flow into the duct and the fish is separated from the flowing via a grating inclining upwards from the top end of the duct to a separation plate arranged above the water level in the duct.

US Pat. No. 10,111,388

SQUARE OR RECTANGULAR HAY BALERS WITH LIQUID COATED HAY BALE FORMING ZONE

Elmo Park Pty. Ltd., Wes...

1. A square or rectangular hay baler including:a fore and aft hay bale forming zone having inwardly facing surfaces which define a square or rectangular internal cross-section;
a cut vegetation pick up and delivery arrangement arranged to deliver cut vegetation to said hay bale forming zone;
a compression plunger movable in the fore and aft direction and arranged to compress cut vegetation into a square or rectangular bale in said hay bale forming zone;
a reservoir arranged to retain a supply of non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant; and
a pump arranged to pump said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant from said reservoir at a supply pressure to one or more discharge outlets in said hay baler,
wherein a plurality of discharge outlets are mounted to or adjacent said fore and aft hay bale forming zone, each of said discharge outlets being connected to said pump, and
whereby, in use, said discharge outlets deliver said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant in an outward direction so that said inwardly facing surfaces of said fore and aft hay bale forming zone are at least partially coated with said non-toxic liquid surfactant or lubricant.

US Pat. No. 10,111,385

NUT HARVESTER WITH SEPARATING DISKS

Jackrabbit, Ripon, CA (U...

1. A nut harvester, comprising:a power take off;
a fan assembly;
a hydraulic pump;
a hydraulic motor;
a crop product collection mechanism;
an exit conveyor;
a mechanical connection between the hydraulic motor and a roller assembly; andthe roller assembly including:a first rotational shaft mounted to a frame, wherein the first rotational shaft coincides with a first rotational axis and includes a plurality of disks axially mounted thereon;
a second rotational shaft mounted to the frame parallel to the first rotational shaft, wherein the second rotational shaft coincides with a second rotational axis and includes a plurality of disks axially mounted thereon; and
the plurality of disks, each including:
a non-circular body;
a hole extending through the body and defining a first rotational axis;
a first segment of the body including a first outside perimeter and a first segment thickness; and
a second segment of the body adjacent to a first face of the first segment, the second segment including a second outside perimeter smaller than the first outside perimeter and a second segment thickness greater than the first segment thickness;
wherein:
the plurality of disks are configured to cooperate with disks mounted adjacent along the first rotational shaft and disks mounted along the second rotational shaft, whereby a first axial gap and a second axial gap between cooperating adjacent disks along the first rotational shaft combine to equal the second segment thickness minus the first segment thickness, and a radial gap is defined by a distance between the first outside perimeter of disks mounted along the first rotational shaft and the second outside perimeter of cooperating disks mounted along the second rotational shaft; and
wherein the first axial gap, second axial gap, and radial gap are effectively constant during rotation of the first and second rotational shafts for uniform separation of crop product from debris.
US Pat. No. 10,111,830

HETEROGENEOUS IMPLANTABLE DEVICES FOR DRUG DELIVERY

TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. An implantable device for delivery of a pharmaceutical substance to a patient, comprising:a rod-shaped core comprising a core polymeric material wherein the core does not comprise a pharmaceutical substance, wherein the core polymeric material is ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), and wherein the core has a diameter of about 0.5 mm to about 3.5 mm;
a first layer comprising a first-layer pharmaceutical substance and EVA surrounding the core; and
one or more additional layers, wherein each of the one or more additional layers comprise an independently selected additional pharmaceutical substance and EVA in a blend,
wherein the EVA has a flexural strength when unblended with pharmaceutical substance,
wherein the blend of the additional pharmaceutical substance and the EVA in each of the one or more additional layers has about 20% to 90% of the flexural strength of the EVA unblended with pharmaceutical substance;
wherein the first-layer pharmaceutical substance and the additional pharmaceutical substances are the same or different;
wherein the first-layer pharmaceutical substance and the additional pharmaceutical substances are released through pores that open to the surface of the device; and
wherein the outermost layer of the device comprises at least one of the additional pharmaceutical substances.
US Pat. No. 10,111,831

CHEWABLE VEHICLE FOR MOUTH ABSORPTION

TECHNOLOGIES KHLOROS INC....

1. A chewable composition for buccal mucosal absorption of a pharmacologically active ingredient in a subject wherein said chewable composition comprises:a particulate amalgam matrix comprising:
a gum base in particulate form
the active ingredient in powder form; and
sugar particles containing entrapped-CO2, the sugar particles having a diameter between about 0.5 mm and about 1 mm;
in admixture with a modulatory mixture comprising lecithin; and a texture modulator selected from the group consisting of Candelilia wax and Carnauba wax support, wherein lecithin or lauric acid and said texture modulator waxes are in a ratio suitable to achieve a melting point of about 36° C.wherein said chewable composition, is suitable for increasing the absorption of the active ingredient in the buccal mucosa by at least about 2 x after being chewed for 30 to 120 seconds as compared to a particulate composition devoid of the sugar particles and modulatory mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,111,833

SILDENAFIL SUBLINGUAL SPRAY FORMULATIONS

INSYS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY...

1. A sublingual spray formulation comprising:from about 2% w/w to about 35% w/w sildenafil or a salt thereof;
from about 0.1% w/w to about 70% w/w of a solvent selected from the group consisting of water, ethanol, glycerin, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol 400 and a combination thereof; and
from about 0.1% w/w to about 60% w/w of at least one acid,wherein the formulation has a pH from 3 to about 5 and wherein w/w denotes weight by weight of the formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,111,834

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTERING AN ACTIVE AGENT TO THE PLEURA OF A PATIENT

TDL Innovations, LLC, Pr...

1. A method for administering an active agent to a parietal pleura and/or a visceral pleura of a patient comprising:preparing a composition comprising a foamable liquid and the active agent;
incorporating a gas into the foamable liquid to create a foam containing the active agent;
introducing the foam into a pleural cavity of the patient defined by the parietal pleura and the visceral pleura; and
contacting the parietal pleura and/or the visceral pleura with the foam for a sufficient amount of time to deliver the active agent and cause the fusion of the parietal pleura with the visceral pleura to reduce a volume of the pleural cavity,
wherein the foam does not form a cross-linked polymer network.
US Pat. No. 10,111,836

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

Orsenix Holdings BV, Wil...

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

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being comprising: orally administering zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form to a human being in need of treatment with zoledronic acid, wherein a weekly dose of about 30 mg to about 100 mg of zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is orally administered, wherein the weekly dose is orally administered as a single dose, or as 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 individual doses administered during the week, wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is orally administered in a dosage form that does not contain a bioavailability enhancer, and wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form enhances bioavailability of zoledronic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,112,865

INTERMEDIATE TO HIGH CTE GLASSES AND GLASS ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass composition comprising:about 60 mol % to about 75 mol % SiO2,
8 mol % to 11 mol % Al2O3,
8 mol % to 10 mol % B2O3,
0 mol % to about 1 mol % Na2O,
about 1 mol % to about 18 mol % K2O,
0 mol % to about 7 mol % MgO,
0 mol % to about 9 mol % CaO,
about 1 mol % to about 8 mol % SrO,
0 mol % to about 4 mol % BaO, and
about 3 mol % to about 16 mol % R?O, wherein R?O comprises the mol % of MgO, CaO,
SrO, and BaO in the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,112,867

CHEMICALLY STRENGTHENED GLASS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

International Business Ma...

1. A method for use in preparing a glass, the method comprising:performing a first ion exchange process to replace at least a first ion in the glass with at least a second ion, the second ion being smaller than the first ion; and
performing a second ion exchange process to replace at least the second ion in the glass with at least a third ion, the third ion being larger than the first ion.
US Pat. No. 10,112,356

METHOD OF PRODUCING A FILAMENT WOUND CURVED PRODUCT AND PRODUCT OBTAINED THEREBY

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A filament winding process for producing a 3D curved product comprising: (a) winding a plurality of reinforcing elements having a tensile strength of at least 1.6 GPa onto a mandrel which substantially approximates an inner shape of the 3D curved product to form a 3D curved fiber structure preform having a shape which substantially approximates the 3D curved product, (b) impregnating the plurality of reinforcing elements or the 3D curved fiber structure preform with a polymer matrix comprised of a solution and/or a dispersion of a polymer in a carrier fluid, (c) at least partly evaporating the carrier fluid from the solution and/or dispersion during and/or after winding the reinforcing elements onto the mandrel according to step (a), (d) consolidating the 3D curved fiber structure preform under elevated pressure onto the mandrel to thereby form the 3D curved fiber structure preform having a shape which substantially approximates the 3D curved product, (e) cutting the 3D curved fiber structure preform thereby also removing the mandrel, and (f) subjecting the fiber structure to a subsequent pressing process at elevated temperature and pressure to form the 3D curved product, wherein the reinforcing elements are present in an amount of at least 85% of the total mass of the 3D curved product.
US Pat. No. 10,113,139

SOLID FABRIC CONDITIONER COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A solid fabric softening composition comprising:(a) from about 5 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of one or more surfactants;
(b) from about 5 wt. % to about 20 wt. % of a polyethylene glycol with a molecular weight of 4000 (PEG-4000) or 8000 (PEG-8000) and about 19 wt. % to about 30 wt. % of urea as solidification agents; and
(c) from about 30 wt. % to about 45 wt. % of a quaternary ammonium component and about 5 wt. % to about 10 wt. % of an amino-functional silicone compound,
wherein the surfactants are a C10-C16 alcohol ethoxylate or mixtures thereof;
wherein the ester quaternary ammonium component is methyl bis[ethyl (tallowate)]-2-hydroxyethyl ammonium; and
wherein a ratio of the ester quaternary ammonium component to amino-functional silicone compound is between about 3:1 to about 9:1.
US Pat. No. 10,111,865

METHODS OF SEDATION DURING CRITICAL CARE TREATMENT

OVID THERAPEUTICS INC., ...

1. A method of sedating a patient undergoing critical care treatment comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition of gaboxadol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,113,405

METHOD AND MATERIALS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WITH DELAYED CROSSLINKING OF GELLING AGENTS

Independence Oilfield Che...

1. A method of generating a fracture network within a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, the subterranean formation having a permeability less than 10 mD, the method comprising:(A) pumping into the wellbore under shear an aqueous well treatment fluid comprising a crosslinking agent and a water-soluble gellant and delaying crosslinking between the crosslinking agent and the water-soluble gellant during pumping, wherein:
(a) the aqueous well treatment fluid when pumped into the wellbore has a viscosity less than 20 cP at 40 sec?1;
(b) the aqueous well treatment fluid comprises a non-aqueous slurry and the water-soluble gellant, wherein the non-aqueous slurry comprises (i) a non-aqueous liquid immiscible in water; (ii) an oil-wetting surface active material; and (iii) the crosslinking agent;
(c) the amount of the water-soluble gellant in the aqueous well treatment fluid is from about 6 to about 15 lb/1000 gal water; and
(d) the aqueous well treatment fluid increases in viscosity by forming a crosslinked gel from the water-soluble gellant and the crosslinking agent; and
(B) reducing the viscosity of the aqueous well treatment fluid by thermally thinning the aqueous well treatment fluid under in-situ conditions and generating a fracture network within the formation from the thermally thinned aqueous well treatment fluid.
US Pat. No. 10,111,621

DISPOSABLE PRINTED CONDUCTIVE LEAD ELEMENTS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Nikohed USA Inc., Hatbor...

1. A conductive lead for connecting a medical sensor to a machine, said conductive lead comprising:a dielectric flexible substrate extending a first length between a first end and a second end;
a first contact pad printed on said dielectric flexible substrate proximate said first end;
a second contact pad printed on said dielectric flexible substrate proximate said second end;
a connection line that extends said first length to create a single electrical pathway from said first contact pad to said second contact pad, wherein said first contact pad, said second contact pad and said connection line are all printed from a common conductive ink;
peel-away protective covers that cover said first contact pad and said second contact pad; and
an insulation layer applied over said peel-way protective covers and said connection line, wherein said peel-way protective covers and said connection line are interposed between said flexible substrate and said insulation layer, wherein said first contact pad and said second contact pad can be exposed by removal of said peel-away protective covers.
US Pat. No. 10,111,877

MODULATORS OF ANDROGEN SYNTHESIS

Tangent Reprofiling Limit...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising 0.1 mg to 20 mg of risperidone, 0.1 mg to 20 mg of a 9Z,11E conjugated Linoleic Acid, pharmaceutically-acceptable carriers and/or pharmaceutically-acceptable components, wherein there is a synergistic effect between the therapeutically effective amount of the risperidone and the therapeutically effective amount of a 9Z,11E conjugated Linoleic Acid; and wherein there is an inhibition in tumor growth in a cancer selected from the group consisting of pancreatic, prostate and lung cancer upon the administration of the pharmaceutical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,161

MUTANT GLUTAMATE-CYSTEINE LIGASE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GAMMA GLUTAMYL-VALYL-GLYCINE

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

1. A method for producing ?-Glu-Val and/or a salt thereof, the method comprising:contacting a mutant glutamate-cysteine ligase with Glu and Val to produce ?-Glu-Val and/or a salt thereof,
wherein the mutant glutamate-cysteine ligase comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 wherein the amino acid residue corresponding to at least one residue selected from the group consisting of L135, Q144, Y241, N243, and Y300 of SEQ ID NO: 2 is mutated to a different amino acid in the mutant glutamate-cysteine ligase, and
wherein the mutant has ?-glutamylvaline synthetase activity.
US Pat. No. 10,113,173

PROMOTER EXHIBITING HIGH EXPRESSION ACTIVITY IN MORTIERELLA MICROORGANISMS

SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED,...

1. A vector comprising a polynucleotide selected from:(a) a polynucleotide which contains any one nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO:11 and SEQ ID NO: 12; or
(b) a polynucleotide which has a nucleotide sequence sharing an identity of 90% or more with any one nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO:11 and SEQ ID NO: 12 and which shows promoter activity in cells of microorganisms belonging to the genus Mortierella.
US Pat. No. 10,111,894

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

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

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

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

Evogene Ltd., Rehovot (I...

1. A method of increasing nitrogen use efficiency, yield, biomass, growth rate, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant as compared to a wild type plant of the same species which is grown under the same growth conditions, comprising expressing within the plant an exogenous polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding the polypeptide set forth by SEQ ID NO: 672, thereby increasing the nitrogen use efficiency, yield, biomass, growth rate, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of the plant as compared to the wild type plant of the same species which is grown under the same growth conditions.
US Pat. No. 10,111,895

ANDROGEN EFFECTORS

Suzanne J. Paxton-Pierson...

1. A novel androgen effector method for treating diseases, these diseases selected from the list consisting of low androgenicity, low ergogenisis, male andropause, male climacteric, low anabolism, low metabolism, low catabolism, low libido in males, low muscle tone, low muscle development, erectile dysfunction, low facial hair, low libido in females and female menopause, the method consisting essentially of administering to a human or mammal subject in need thereof, a therapeutic composition or formulation consisting essentially of a therapeutically effective amount of the testosterone mimetic androgen receptor agonist protogracillin as an active principle, plus one or more excipients, said formulation optionally being combined with one or more agents selected from the list consisting of alpha-linolenic acid, alpha terpineol, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, androstenedione, Angelica Tenuissima, arachidonic acid, artocarpin, beta-sitosterol, biochanin-A, boron, Castanea sativa, Cichorium intybus, coconut medium chain fatty acids, Cyperus rotundus, daidzein, dehydroepiandrosterone, dioscin, Dioscorea collettii, Dioscorea deltoidea, Dioscorea pseudojaponica, Dioscorea septemloba, Dioscorea zingiberensis, dutasteride, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, escins, estrogens, fenugreek, finasteride, flutamide, gamma linolenic acid (GLA), genistein, glabradin, glabrene, gracillin, icariin, leucoanthocyanidin, licochalcone A, linoleic acid, licorice, myristoleic acid, Nelumbo nucifera, octacosanol, oleic acid, Paeonia suffruticosa, palm fruit kernel, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, Panax japonicas, papaverine, Paris polyphylla, perennisosides, Perilla sikokiana, PDE5 inhibitors, phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, phytosterols, Primula root, progesterone, prostaglandin E2, protodioscin, pumpkin seed extract, Pygium africanum, Quaiilla bark, Saponaria officinalis, S. Flavescens, secoisolariciresinol, Senega root, Serenoa repens, sildenafil, solasodine, stearic acid, testosterone, testosterone receptor agonists, unsaturated fatty acids vasoactive intestinal polypeptide or VIP, and Yucca via an effective dosage form in a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle; wherein protogracillin is a direct androgen mimetic, xenoandrogen, or agonist of androgen receptor to provide androgenic effect, and whereby androgen receptor stimulation is increased by protogracillin.
US Pat. No. 10,113,177

YIELD IMPROVEMENT IN PLANTS

Koch Biological Solutions...

1. A transgenic plant having greater photosynthetic resource use efficiency than a control plant;wherein the transgenic plant comprises an exogenous recombinant polynucleotide comprising a photosynthetic tissue-enhanced promoter which is operably linked to a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2;
wherein the promoter regulates expression of the polypeptide in a photosynthetic tissue to a level that is effective in conferring greater photosynthetic resource use efficiency in the transgenic plant relative to the control plant;
wherein the control plant does not comprise the recombinant polynucleotide; wherein the promoter does not regulate protein expression in a constitutive manner; and wherein expression of the polypeptide under the regulatory control of the promoter confers greater photosynthetic resource use efficiency in the transgenic plant relative to the control plant.
US Pat. No. 10,115,490

METHOD FOR NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE AND MONITORING

MWD-IP Holdings, LLC, Da...

1. A waste storage method, comprising:storing nuclear waste, including:
identifying a subterranean storage site location having a shale rock layer, the layer having an expected fluid overpressure in a range corresponding to greater than hydrostatic pressure to less than lithostatic pressure from overlying rock layers;
forming a storage borehole, with an end segment of the storage borehole located within the layer;
measuring the fluid pressure in the end segment of the storage borehole; and
if the measured fluid pressure in the end segment of the storage borehole is in the expected fluid overpressure range:
forming a monitoring borehole in the layer with an end segment of each of the monitoring boreholes being in a vicinity of the end segment of the storage borehole and
storing nuclear waste in the end segment of the storage borehole.
US Pat. No. 10,111,904

MICRON-SIZED GOLD, KIT COMPRISING SAID GOLD AND ITS USE AS A NON-TOXIC IMMUNE SUPPRESSOR

Berlock ApS, Aarhus C (D...

4. Medical device, for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, said medical device being obtainable by a method comprising the steps ofproviding a capped vial comprising solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes and at least one glass bead having a diameter of 3-8 mm,
injecting a liquid which is inert to the human body and which liquid is capable of maintaining the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes in suspension for at least 1 minutes,
agitating the mixture of the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes, the at least one glass bead and the injected liquid to provide a suspension, whereby the at least one glass beads facilitates efficient distribution of the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes in the suspension,
aspirating the suspension into the syringe, whereby the medical device is provided said medical device being the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes in suspension,
wherein the capped vial comprises between 5 and 10 mg of the solid micron-sized gold particles or gold flakes.
US Pat. No. 10,113,186

ALKENOL DEHYDRATASE VARIANTS

Global Bioenergies, Evry...

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

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

Poet Research, Inc., Sio...

1. A method of making a grain oil product comprising:providing a grain material comprising:
grain oil;
grain solids; and
one or more oligosaccharides and/or one or more polysaccharides;
converting at least a portion of the one or more oligosaccharides and/or one or more polysaccharides into one or more monosaccharides;
fermenting at least a portion of the one or more monosaccharides to form a fermentation product comprising the grain oil and a biochemical;
distilling the fermentation product to remove at least a portion of the biochemical from the fermentation product and form a whole stillage composition, wherein the whole stillage comprises the grain oil, the grain solids, and water;
separating the whole stillage into cake and thin stillage;
separating the thin stillage into syrup and a first grain oil product, wherein separating the thin stillage into syrup and a first grain oil product comprises:
concentrating the thin stillage to form an intermediate composition;
centrifugally separating at least a first portion of the intermediate composition into an aqueous component and an oil emulsion component; and
de-emulsifying the oil emulsion component to form the first grain oil product
providing at least a portion of the first grain oil product into a vessel; and
injecting a gas into the first grain oil product in the vessel in a manner to form gaseous bubbles in the first grain oil product and allow the gaseous bubbles to rise through at least a portion of the first grain oil product within the vessel and form a second grain oil product.
US Pat. No. 10,113,201

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS OF GLIOBLASTOMA OR A SUBTYPE THEREOF

The Wistar Institute of A...

1. A kit consisting of ligands that quantitatively detect or identify every one of 121 target isoforms of a glioblastoma (GBM) isoform transcript signature SEQ ID Nos: 1-78 and 95-137, wherein each ligand is a nucleotide or oligonucleotide sequence that binds or hybridizes to a single said target isoform, wherein each ligand is 17 to 30 bases in length, and wherein at least one ligand is covalently joined to a detectable diagnostic label capable of generating a measurable signal; and optionally at least one assay component selected from a substrate for immobilization, a substrate for an enzymatic label, a reagent for conducting an RNA-based assay or an RT-qPCR assay, and computer software.
US Pat. No. 10,111,920

SALT-FREE MISO PRODUCTION METHOD, SALT-FREE MISO, HEPATIC FUNCTION IMPROVEMENT AGENT, AND HYPERTENSION IMPROVEMENT AGENT

MARUZEN PHARMACEUTICALS C...

1. A method of producing salt-free product of reaction of steamed soybeans with koji culture, comprising the step of fermenting steamed soybeans and koji culture under applied heat and pressure,wherein the applied heat and pressure conditions are a pressure of 50 to 80 MPa and a temperature of 50 to 60° C., and
the length of the fermenting step is one to five days.
US Pat. No. 10,111,921

REGULATION OF BRAIN BIOGENIC AMINES ASSOCIATED WITH DEPRESSION BY A FORMULATION FROM BOTANICAL SOURCE

GoVind Prasad Dubey, Utt...

1. An anti-depressant tablet or capsule consisting essentially of therapeutically effective amounts of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis extract, Ocimum tenuiflorum extract, and Hippophae salicifolia extract.
US Pat. No. 10,111,924

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACID REFLUX AND GASTRO-OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GORD/GERD)

KFSU LTD, Queensland (AU...

1. A method of treating acid reflux in a human in need thereof consisting essentially of administering therapeutically effective amounts of sugarcane fiber and a component selected from the group consisting of psyllium and bran to effectively treat the acid reflux in the human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,929

GROWTH HORMONE RELEASING FACTOR ANALOGS AND USES

EZ IP, LLC, Castle Rock,...

1. A growth hormone releasing factor (GHRF) analog comprising a sequence of Xaa1-D-2-Nal-Trp-His-Trp-D-Phe-Xaa2, wherein Xaa1 is an amino acid residue selected from D-Ala, D-Val and Gly and Xaa2 is an amino acid residue selected from Lys and Arg, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,933

USE OF GROWTH HORMONE FRAGMENTS

METABOLIC PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A method for treating osteoarthritis in a subject suffering from osteoarthritis, comprising administering to the subject in need of such treatment an effective amount of a peptide that is up to 50 amino acid residues in length and comprises amino acid residues 182-189 of human growth hormone or the corresponding region from any one of SEQ ID Nos: 1-41, which peptide does not include the domain of growth hormone responsible for IGF-1 production.
US Pat. No. 10,111,426

BIOCIDAL MATERIALS

SALVECO, Saint Die des V...

1. A biocidal composition comprising:a chelating agent, in an amount of 0.05-0.2 wt % of said composition, wherein said chelating agent is selected from the group consisting of succinic acid and sorbic acid;
a nonionic surfactant, in an amount of 0.03-0.12 wt % of said composition, wherein said nonionic surfactant contains a carbon-based chain of between 6 and 20 carbon atoms and is selected from the group consisting of alkyl polyglycoside, polyglycerol ester and sorbitan ester;
an anionic surfactant, in an amount of 0.02-0.08 wt % of said composition, wherein said anionic surfactant contains a carbon-based chain of between 6 and 20 carbon atoms and is an alkali or alkaline earth-metal carboxylic salt selected from a group consisting of alkyl polyethoxylates, propoxylates, polyols of polyglycoside, polyols of polyglycerol combined with a chemical so as to form alkyl carboxylate surfactants or alkyl sulfate surfactants;
lactic acid, in an amount of 0.025-0.1 wt % of said composition;
citric acid, in an amount of 0.025-0.1 wt % of said composition;
a natural fragrance, in an amount of 0.001-0.004 wt % of said composition, wherein the natural fragrance is selected from the group consisting of essential oils, plant essences and plant extracts; and
water, in an amount of 99.00 to 99.75 wt % of said composition;
wherein said composition has bactericidal activity after at least five minutes of contact at 20 degrees Celsius on a surface to which said composition is applied.
US Pat. No. 10,111,945

CMV VACCINES

Hookipa Biotech GmbH, Vi...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a first infectious, replication-deficient arenavirus viral vector engineered to contain a genome with the ability to amplify and express its genetic information in infected cells but unable to produce further infectious progeny particles in normal, not genetically engineered cells, wherein one arenavirus open reading frame is removed and replaced by a first nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of:a) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B (gB) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
b) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus tegument protein pp65 or an antigenic fragment thereof;
c) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein H (gH) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
d) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein L (gL) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
e) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL128 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof;
f) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL130 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof; and
g) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL131A protein or an antigenic fragment thereof,and a second infectious, replication-deficient arenavirus viral vector engineered to contain a genome with the ability to amplify and express its genetic information in infected cells but unable to produce further infectious progeny particles in normal, not genetically engineered cells, wherein one arenavirus open reading frame is removed and replaced by a second nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of:a) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B (gB) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
b) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus tegument protein pp65 or an antigenic fragment thereof;
c) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein H (gH) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
d) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus glycoprotein L (gL) or an antigenic fragment thereof;
e) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL128 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof;
f) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL130 protein or an antigenic fragment thereof; and
g) a nucleotide sequence encoding a cytomegalovirus UL131A protein or an antigenic fragment thereof wherein the first and second nucleotide sequences are different.
US Pat. No. 10,111,948

SYNTHETIC HAPTEN CARRIER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

TRIA BIOSCIENCE CORP., S...

1. A peptide monomer comprising an amphipathic ?-helical peptide comprising an amino acid sequence with at least 80% identity to SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, or SEQ ID NO:3.
US Pat. No. 10,112,981

METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF STROKE OR CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENTS USING AN ETB RECEPTOR AGONIST

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY, D...

1. A method of treating a stroke or cerebrovascular accident comprising administering multiple doses of a therapeutically effective amount of N-Succinyl-[Glu9, Ala11,15] Endothelin 1 to an individual in need thereof and further comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a second therapeutic agent useful in the treatment of stroke or cerebrovascular accident.
US Pat. No. 10,111,957

INHALATION COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING GLUCOSE ANHYDROUS

Arven Ilac Snayi ve Ticar...

1. A dry powder inhalation composition comprising,at least one corticosteroid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
fine particle lactose in an amount of 1-20% by weight of said composition and having d50 particle size in the range of 4-10 ?m and coarse particle anhydrous glucose in an amount of 80-99% by weight of said composition and having a d50 particle size in the range of 50-120 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,112,984

LIGHT-SENSITIVE CHIMERIC GPCR PROTEIN

Haagstreit Medtech AG, K...

1. A chimeric G-protein-coupled-receptor (GPCR) protein comprising an N-terminal domain, a C-terminal domain, transmembrane domains, extracellular loops and intracellular loops, wherein the chimeric GPCR protein includes domains from at least two different GPCR proteins and has the domains arranged to form a GPCR protein, and wherein:(a) a first portion of the chimeric GPCR protein comprises transmembrane domains contributed by a first member of the G-protein-coupled-receptor (GPCR) superfamily, wherein said first member is a bi-stable opsin, wherein said transmembrane domains mediate light activation and comprise an amino acid residue that forms a Schiff' base with a chromophore to covalently bind the chromophore to the GPCR protein; and
(b) a second portion of the chimeric GPCR protein comprises one or more intracellular domains of mGluR6 selected from the intracellular loops IL1, IL2, IL3 and the C-terminal domain (CT), said second portion of the chimeric GPCR protein binding a Galpha(o) protein of the signaling cascade of mGluR6, wherein said one or more selected intracellular loops are present in the chimeric GPCR in corresponding numerically defined positions as in the native mGluR6 structure, and wherein the second portion comprises intracellular loop 3 (IL3) of mGluR6.
US Pat. No. 10,111,448

FEED COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING RICINODENDRON HEUDELOTII AND METHODS OF PROCESSING AND USING THEREOF

Alcorn State University, ...

1. A method of reducing fat in an animal in need thereof, the method comprising:forming an oral feed composition comprising a delivery media and at least about percent by weight of Ricinodendron heudelotii (njangsa) seeds, and
feeding the animal an effective amount of the feed composition for a suitable period of time to reduce fat in the animal,
wherein the feed composition is metabolized by the animal and the body composition of the animal is improved such that fat is reduced by about 31%; and
wherein the njangsa seeds are obtained from mature njangsa tree fruit and the seeds are extracted from the seed shells by heating the seed kernels at a temperature above about 100° C.
US Pat. No. 10,111,449

PRODUCTION PROCEDURE FOR A FUNCTIONAL FEED BASED IN ELLAGIC ACID, CIMENOL AND ALLIIN FROM VEGETABLE EXTRACTS TO BE USED AS PRONUTRIENT IN ANIMAL FEED

BIOVET, S.A., Cambrils (...

1. An animal food product consisting essentially of an extract of Thymus vulgaris, an extract of Punica granatum and an extract of Allium sativum, wherein the Thymus vulgaris has a p-cimenol content of 15%-17% by weight, the Allium sativum has an allin content of 20%-26% and the Punica granatum has an ellagic acid from 2%-4%, wherein said animal food product was treated with methanolic hydrochloric acid and wherein said product has an inductor effect on the reproduction rate of RNA-protein in swine intestinal cells.
US Pat. No. 10,111,455

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PROCESSING DIETARY FIBERS

Cosuera Groupe Warcoing S...

1. A method for processing a composition comprising fructan and sucrose, comprising the steps of (a) providing a composition comprising fructan and sucrose, wherein said composition comprising fructan and sucrose comprises at least 30% by weight (wt %) of fructan based on the total dry matter weight of said composition; and (b) incubating said composition comprising fructan and sucrose with at least one yeast selected from the group consisting of Saccharomyces and Kluyveromyces; until a reduction of at least 10% of the initial weight of sucrose in said composition is obtained and wherein at the end of step (b) the fructan weight is at most 20% lower than the initial fructan weight.
US Pat. No. 10,114,022

METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER METASTASIS

INBIOMOTION S.L., Barcel...

1. An in vitro method for diagnosing metastasis and/or recurrence in a subject with prostate cancer and/or an in vitro method for the prognosis of the tendency to develop metastasis and/or recurrence in a subject with prostate cancer and treating said subject to inhibit said metastasis or recurrence and/or to avoid or inhibit bone degradation, comprising:(i) quantifying the c-MAF gene expression level, copy number or amplification in a prostate tumor sample of said subject, and
(ii) comparing the expression level, copy number or amplification obtained in (i) with the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in a control sample, wherein an increase in the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in said tumor sample with respect to the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in the control sample is indicative of a positive diagnosis for metastasis and/or recurrence or a greater tendency to develop metastasis and/or recurrence,
(iii) determining that the subject has an increase in the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in the tumor sample with respect to the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in the control sample, and
(iv) administering a therapeutically effective amount of a c-MAF inhibitor, a therapy aiming to inhibit and/or treat bone metastasis selected from the group consisting of an mTor inhibitor, a Src kinase inhibitor, a COX-2 inhibitor, a CCR5 antagonist and/or Radium-223, and/or an agent capable of avoiding, inhibiting and/or treating bone degradation to said subject.
US Pat. No. 10,113,004

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DRIED BIO CELLULOSE

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

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

RELEASE LINER COMPRISING NANOFIBRILLAR CELLULOSE

UPM SPECIALTY PAPERS OY, ...

1. A method for obtaining a substrate layer for a release liner comprising nanofibrillar cellulose, the method comprising:providing a cellulose based support layer,
providing an organic compound comprising a first moiety and a second moiety connected by an acetal by arranging an acetalisation reaction between nanofibrillar cellulose and an organic fragment, and
applying the organic compound on a surface of the cellulose based support layer to form a release liner comprising a primer layer and the cellulose based support layer,wherein after the acetalisation reaction the first moiety comprises the nanofibrillar cellulose obtained from a primary cellulose having functional hydroxyl groups and the second moiety comprises the organic fragment, the organic fragment comprising at least one functional vinylic group.
US Pat. No. 10,111,981

INJECTABLE IN SITU POLYMERIZABLE COLLAGEN COMPOSITION

DERMELLE, LLC, Columbia,...

1. An injectable acid soluble collagen composition comprising,a neutralized solution comprising the acid soluble collagen, EDTA and a polyol, and
wherein the acid soluble collagen comprises collagen selected from the group consisting of Type 1 collagen, Type III collagen and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,114,290

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING PARAMETER FOR DOSE CORRECTION OF CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM, CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING METHOD, AND CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method for acquiring a parameter for correcting a dose of a charged particle beam comprising:writing, using a charged particle beam, a plurality of evaluation patterns on a substrate coated with resist;
writing, under each writing condition while varying writing condition for each of the plurality of evaluation patterns, a peripheral pattern according to a corresponding writing condition on a periphery of any different one of the plurality of evaluation patterns by using a plurality of shots of the charged particle beam, after time that can be disregarded with respect to influence of temperature increase of the resist due to writing of an evaluation pattern concerned of the plurality of evaluation patterns has passed;
measuring, under the each writing condition, a width dimension of the evaluation pattern concerned, on whose periphery the peripheral pattern has been written;
calculating, under the each writing condition, a backscatter dose reaching the evaluation pattern concerned from each shot of the plurality of shots;
calculating, under the each writing condition, a temperature increase amount of the evaluation pattern concerned, which is increased due to heat transferred from at least one shot previous to a shot concerned in the plurality of shots, at each shot time of the plurality of shots; and
calculating a correlation parameter for defining a correlation among a width dimension change amount of the evaluation pattern concerned, the temperature increase amount of the evaluation pattern concerned, and the backscatter dose reaching to the evaluation pattern concerned, by using a width dimension of the evaluation pattern concerned under the each writing condition, the temperature increase amount of the evaluation pattern concerned at the each shot time under the each writing condition, and the backscatter dose reaching the evaluation pattern concerned from the each shot under the each writing condition, and outputting the correlation parameter.
US Pat. No. 10,113,036

CROSSLINKED ORGANOPOLYSILOXANE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, MIST SUPPRESSANT, AND SOLVENT-FREE SILICONE COMPOSITION FOR RELEASE PAPER

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method of producing a crosslinked organopolysiloxane, comprising the steps of preparing a gel-like silicone by hydrosilylation of an organopolysiloxane having the structure of formula (1) below with an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having the structure of formula (2) belowM?MVi?D?DVi?T?TVi?Q?  (1)
M?MH?D?DH?T?TH?  (2)(wherein M is R3SiO1/2, MVi is R2PSiO1/2, D is R2SiO2/2, DVi is RPSiO2/2, T is RSiO3/2, TVi is PSiO3/2, MH is R2HSiO1/2, DH is RHSiO2/2, TH is HSiO3/2 and Q is SiO4/2, each R being independently an unsubstituted or substituted monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 12 carbon atoms that has no aliphatic unsaturated bonds and P being an alkenyl group represented by —(CH2)a—CH?CH2 (where “a” is 0 or an integer from 1 to 6); and ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? and ? are each independently 0 or a positive number, with the provisos that ?, ? and ? are not all 0, ?+?+??2, ?, ? and ? are not all 0, and ?+?+??2); and subsequently adding to the gel-like silicone a compound having siloxane units of formula (3) belowR12SiO2/2  (3)(wherein each R1 is the same or a different group selected from among monovalent hydrocarbon groups of 1 to 20 carbon atoms that have no aliphatic unsaturated bonds and alkenyl groups represented by —(CH2)a—CH?CH2 (where “a” is 0 or an integer from 1 to 6; and an average degree of polymerization of the siloxane of formula (3) is from 3 to 2,000 in the compound having siloxane units of formula (3)) and carrying out equilibration so as to obtain an organopolysiloxane which contains 0.1 to 50 moles of silethylene linkages per 1,000 moles of siloxane units.
US Pat. No. 10,113,039

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SHAPED ARTICLES OF A POLYMER COMPOSITION CONTAINING A POLYAMIDE, HALOGEN-FREE FLAME RETARDANT AND GLASS FIBERS

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A process for producing shaped articles comprising the steps of:(a) forming polymer pellets (A) of a polymer composition (A) by compounding in a first kneader a polyamide, a halogen-free melamine based flame retardant and at most 15 wt. % of glass fibers,
(b) forming polymer pellets (B) of a polymer composition (B) by compounding in a second kneader a polyamide and more than 15 wt. % of glass fibers in the absence of a halogen-free melamine based flame retardant,
(c) producing a mixture of pellets comprising the polymer pellets (A) of polymer composition (A) and the polymer pellets (B) of polymer composition (B), and
(d) injection molding into articles the mixture of pellets comprising the polymer pellets (A) of polymer composition (A) and the polymer pellets (B) of polymer composition (B).
US Pat. No. 10,111,776

IMPLANTABLE INTRAOCULAR DRUG DELIVERY APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of providing intraocular delivery of an active agent in an eye, comprising:providing an implantable scaffold, wherein the scaffold comprises an interior reservoir and is formed from a flexible material, wherein the scaffold comprises a mechanical scaffold in the shape of a closed ring;
associating the active agent with the scaffold;
performing an intraocular implantation of the scaffold and the active agent;
positioning an external reservoir configured to be positioned outside of the eye when the scaffold is intraocularly implanted, wherein the external reservoir is separate from the scaffold and comprises an injection port;
fluidly connecting the external reservoir to the interior reservoir via a tube;
delivering the active agent from the scaffold following the intraocular implantation; and
refilling the interior reservoir with the active agent via the injection port of the external reservoir after the intraocular implantation.
US Pat. No. 10,113,071

INTUMESCENT COATING COMPOSITION

AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTER...

1. A liquid intumescent coating composition comprising:(a) 25.0-75.0 volume % of one or more organic thermosetting polymer(s) and one or more curing agent(s) for the organic thermosetting polymer(s), and
(b) 5.0-25.0 volume % of a source of phosphoric or sulphonic acid selected from one or more of sodium, potassium or ammonium phosphate or sulphate salts, and para-toluene sulphonic acid,
(c) 10.0-50.0 volume % of a source of boric acid selected from one or more of boric acid, borate salts, and borosilicates,
(d) 0 volume % of melamine or melamine derivatives, and
(e) 0 volume % of one or more isocyanurate derivatives,
wherein the organic thermosetting polymers do not comprise a polysiloxane, and wherein volume % is calculated on the total volume of the non-volatile components in the coating composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,087

ADHESIVE SHEET

Somar Corporation, Tokyo...

1. An adhesive sheet comprising:an adhesive layer consisting of an adhesive composition containing a thermosetting resin and a thermal foaming agent; and
a coating layer comprising a resin and provided on the adhesive layer; characterized in that the coating layer does not exhibit tackiness at room temperature; the coating layer forming resin has a glass transition temperature (T3) thereof is at least 60° C. and not more than 92° C.; and at least a part of the coating layer disappears in a region ranging from an interface between the adhesive layer and the coating layer to a surface of the coating layer by heating the adhesive sheet at a temperature not lower than a curing starting temperature of the adhesive layer, wherein the following equation is satisfied:
T3
US Pat. No. 10,112,839

METHOD OF PREPARING MOLECULAR SIEVE SSZ-85

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A method of preparing molecular sieve SSZ-85 comprising contacting under crystallization conditions a reaction mixture comprising a source of cobalt, a source of aluminum, a source of phosphorus, and an ionic liquid comprising a 1,3-diisopropylimidazolium cation; wherein the reaction mixture is substantially free of fluoride ions.
US Pat. No. 10,113,107

METHOD FOR PREPARING SELF-SUSPENDING FRACTURING PROPPANT

SHANDONG NUOER BIOLOGICAL...

2. A method for preparing a self-suspending fracturing proppant, the method comprising:a) adding 100 g of a proppant to between 1 and 3 g of a surface treating agent and stirring until the surface treating agent is uniformly distributed on a surface of the proppant to obtain a surface treating agent-coated proppant; and
b) adding between 0.5 and 2 g of a thickener in the form of a powder to the surface treating agent-coated proppant to obtain a first mixture and stirring the first mixture to obtain the self-suspending fracturing proppant;wherein:the thickener is prepared as follows: adding between 150 and 220 parts by weight of acrylamide, between 15 and 28 parts by weight of N-hydroxymethyl acrylamide, between 2 and 5 parts by weight of 1,4-butanediol, between 1 and 3 parts by weight of glycerin, between 2 and 6 parts by weight of 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid, between 24 and 48 parts by weight of allyloxy hydroxypropyl sodium sulfonate, between 20 and 40 parts by weight of methacrylate hydroxypropyl sodium sulfonate, between 1 and 6 parts by weight of a crosslinking inhibitor, and between 600 and 700 parts by weight of deionized water to a reactor to obtain a second mixture; then adding between 0.2 and 0.8 part by weight of an initiator to the second mixture at a temperature of between 2 and 5° C. to initiate a polymerization reaction and then increasing the temperature to between 65 and 70° C. to obtain a colloid via the polymerization reaction; and granulating, drying, and crushing the colloid into particles having a diameter smaller than 100 ?m to obtain the thickener.
US Pat. No. 10,113,108

FORMATION OF PHOTOCHROMIC POLYHEXAHYDROTRIAZINES (PHTS)

International Business Ma...

5. A method of forming a photochromic polymer, comprising:providing at least a formaldehyde material and a diamine or triamine to form a mixture, wherein at least one diamine or triamine is a photochrome amine; and
performing a polymerization process on the mixture to form a photochromic polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,111,827

HAIR LOSS PREVENTION AND RESTORATION SOLUTION

Blooming Rose Cosmetics, ...

1. A formulation of a cream for use in the treatment of hair loss comprising:20-30% Deionized Water;
20-40° % Rosewater;
1-5% Cetearyl alcohol;
0.0001-0.002% Biotin;
0.1-1.0% hydroxyethylcellulose; and
2-8% Glycerin.
US Pat. No. 10,112,853

METHOD FOR TREATING SULFIDES IN WASTE STREAMS

William Moseley Archer, I...

1. A method for treating sulfides in oilfield waste water, the method comprising: contacting the oilfield waste water comprising at least one sulfide with an oxidizer in the presence of at least one sulfur dye or sulfurized vat dye to oxidize the at least one sulfide to soluble sulfur-containing salts, thus providing a treated water having a reduced concentration of sulfide relative to the oilfield waste water; and separating the soluble sulfur-containing salts from the at least one sulfur dye or sulfurized vat dye in the treated water,wherein the at least one sulfide is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen sulfide, bisulfide ions, sulfide ions, polysulfide ions and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,117,197

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,117,195

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING POWER HEADROOM INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) including a header and an extended power headroom report (PHR), the header including a logical channel identifier (LCID) for identifying the extended PHR; and
transmitting the MAC PDU to a base station,
wherein the extended PHR includes one or more power headrooms (PHs) and a bitmap, the bitmap indicating whether at least one PH for at least one secondary cell is reported.

US Pat. No. 10,117,187

INITIALIZING UPLINK POWER IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH; and
receiving a media access control (MAC) activation command indicating activation of the PUCCH secondary cell;
transmitting first uplink control information (UCI) on the secondary PUCCH employing an adjustment factor, wherein the adjustment factor is updated in response to the wireless device receiving at least one first transmit power control (TPC) command for the secondary PUCCH;
receiving, on a common search space of a primary cell, at least one second TPC command of the secondary PUCCH, when the PUCCH secondary cell is activated and is assigned to a timing advance group whose time alignment timer is not running;
ignoring the at least one second TPC command, in response to the PUCCH secondary cell being assigned to the timing advance group whose time alignment timer is not running;
initializing the adjustment factor employing a transmit power control value received in a random access response if the wireless device transmits a random access preamble on the PUCCH secondary cell, otherwise initializing the adjustment factor to zero; and
transmitting second UCI on the secondary PUCCH with a transmit power computed employing the adjustment factor.

US Pat. No. 10,117,184

POWER SUPPLYING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF EXECUTING WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY TO POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITH THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power supplying apparatus comprising:a power supplying unit configured to contactlessly supply power to a power receiving apparatus;
a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with the power receiving apparatus; and
a control unit configured to control the supply of power by the power supplying unit and the communication by the communication unit such that the supply of power and the communication are exclusively executed,
wherein, in a case where the control unit performs control such that the communication is executed after the supply of power is executed, the control unit determines whether or not output power from the power supplying unit is less than or equal to a predetermined value;
wherein, in a case where it is determined by the control unit that the output power from the power supplying unit is not less than or equal to the predetermined value, the control unit disables the communication unit, and
wherein, in a case where it is determined by the control unit that the output power from the power supplying unit is less than or equal to the predetermined value, the control unit enables the communication unit.

US Pat. No. 10,117,179

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for use in an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 access point (AP), the method comprising:transmitting a first power save frame that includes a first uplink transmission time (ULT), associated with a first station (STA) and a second ULT associated with a second STA;
monitoring a wireless medium during the first ULT;
determining whether the wireless medium is idle for a time duration during the first ULT; and
on a condition that the wireless medium is idle for the time duration during the first ULT, reclaiming the wireless medium, wherein reclaiming the wireless medium comprises transmitting a second power save frame during the first ULT that comprises an indication to the first STA to transmit during a remaining portion of the first ULT and an indication to the second STA to transmit during the second ULT.

US Pat. No. 10,117,167

MECHANISMS FOR ROAMING BETWEEN 3GPP OPERATORS AND WLAN SERVICE PROVIDERS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media comprising instructions to cause a user equipment (UE), when executed by one or more processors of the UE, to:compare a network access identifier (NAI) realm received from an access point (AP) of a wireless local access network (WLAN) to one or more selection policy parameters of a third generation partnership project (3GPP) network; and
associate with the AP based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,117,134

CALL HANDLING ON DUAL-MODE WIRELESS HANDSETS

Qwest Communications Inte...

1. A telecommunication system for handling a call placed by a dual-model phone capable of operating in a cellular mode and in a Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) mode, the system comprising:a mobile switching center (“MSC”) in a cellular system configured to:
receive an outgoing call from the dual-mode phone to a destination telephone separate from the dual-mode phone, the outgoing call comprising call information originating from the dual-mode phone operating in the cellular mode in the cellular system, wherein the call information comprises a destination telephone number associated with the destination telephone that identifies a destination for the call and information identifying the dual-mode phone, wherein the destination telephone number is different from a telephone number of the dual-mode phone, and wherein the dual-mode phone is simultaneously registered with the cellular system and the VoIP system;
obtain information for transferring the call to a VoIP system from the cellular system;
transmit the destination telephone number to the VoIP system, wherein the destination telephone number is transferred to the VoIP system via at least one of in-band signaling or out-of-band signaling; and
transfer the call to the VoIP system from the cellular system while the dual-mode phone is operating in the cellular mode, such that the VoIP system can route the call to the destination telephone number received from the MSC while the dual-mode phone is operating in the cellular mode and can thereafter transition the call away from the cellular system when the dual-mode phone begins operating in the VoIP mode.

US Pat. No. 10,117,126

FEMTO CELL ACCESS POINT PASSTHROUGH MODEL

1. An access point device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
facilitating provision of a first quality of service for a first packet flow associated with a first quality of service policy; and
facilitating provision of a second quality of service for a second packet flow associated with a second quality of service policy, wherein the first packet flow and the second packet flow are received as a packetized stream using a passthrough traffic configuration that enables discrimination of the packetized stream into the first packet flow and the second packet flow.

US Pat. No. 10,117,123

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NETWORK SERVICES RELATED TO GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

SANDVINE INCORPORATED ULC...

1. A method for applying network services related to geographic location of a subscriber comprising:receiving regions within a map, from a region detection module;
receiving geo-service definitions for the regions, from a geo-service definition and enablement module, wherein the geo-service definitions comprise geo-service actions based on pre-determined logical conditions for the regions and subscriber traffic flows, wherein the geo-service actions are configured to impact a subscriber's traffic flow, via applying a geo-fencing policy to the subscriber's traffic flow, wherein the geo-fencing policy comprises a policy to amend the traffic flow related to at least one application;
determining information related to the subscriber's traffic flow by a subscriber detection and traffic management module, wherein the information related to the subscriber's traffic flow comprises the at least one application being accessed by the subscriber and protocol being accessed by the subscriber;
determining the subscriber's location based on data extracted from packets of the subscriber's traffic flow by a location detection module;
determining a subscriber's region based on the subscriber's location;
and applying the geo-service definitions to modify the traffic flow related to the at least one application, based on the subscriber's region and based on the information related to the subscriber's traffic flow, wherein the applying the geo-service definitions further comprises;
determining if the subscriber's traffic flow changes to another at least one application being accessed by the subscriber and protocol being accessed by the subscriber;
and re-applying geo-service definitions based on the subscriber's region and the information related to the changed subscriber's traffic flow.

US Pat. No. 10,117,117

RESTORATION OF NETWORK ACCESS

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A process for operation by a wireless communications device, the process comprising the steps of:receiving a signal from a local area network router to which the wireless communications device is currently wirelessly connected, indicative that the local area network router has detected absence of a primary backhaul connection to a data network;
retrieving a wireless configuration identity through which the router identifies itself to the wireless communications device;
broadcasting a wireless configuration identity for the wireless communications device replicating the wireless configuration identity of the router;
establishing a wireless secondary backhaul connection to the data network independent of the router; and
operating as a secondary access point to route data traffic between other wireless communication devices and the data network through a second access point and a secondary network connection, using the replicated wireless configuration identity.

US Pat. No. 10,117,101

GEOGRAPHICALLY BASED ACCESS MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICE DATA

CA, Inc., New York, NY (...

1. A method comprising:based on receiving first data from a first measuring device, determining a category of the first data;
identifying one or more geographical areas based, at least in part, on the category of the first data and a current location of the first measuring device;
generating an access policy for the first data based, at least in part, on the identified geographical areas; and
securing access to the first data based, at least in part, on the access policy.

US Pat. No. 10,117,091

METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING LIFE CYCLES OF COMMUNICATION PROFILES

IDEMIA FRANCE, Colombes ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,117,083

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUDIO PRIORITIZATION

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:a controller having an operating system (OS) providing an open source platform and audio manager;
an application programming interface (API) providing public safety management to the audio manager for prioritizing public safety audio applications; and
a plurality of public safety audio applications, each public safety audio application sending a request to the API requesting priority, the API setting the priority of the plurality of public safety audio applications based on predetermined priorities associated with each of the plurality of public safety audio applications, the API notifying the audio manager to store each of the priorities associated with the plurality of public safety application, the audio manager granting priority to an application based on the stored priority.

US Pat. No. 10,117,075

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICE USERS

KINECTUS, LLC, Boston, M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,117,052

TRACKING DEVICE OPERATION IN BEHAVIOR-CLASSIFIED ZONE

Tile, Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. A method for locating a tracking device, comprising:accessing, by a central tracking system, information describing a set of smart zones, each smart zone associated with a geographic boundary and a smart zone category, wherein an expected behavior of a tracking device located within a smart zone is different than an expected behavior of the tracking device outside the smart zone;
receiving, by a central tracking system from a mobile device, a location of the tracking device, the mobile device configured to provide the location of the tracking device to the central tracking system in response to receiving a communication from the tracking device;
determining, by the central tracking system, that the tracking device is located within a smart zone of the set of smart zones in response to the received location being located within the geographic boundary associated with the smart zone; and
in response to determining that the tracking device is located within the smart zone, providing, by the central tracking system, an instruction to the mobile device to configure the tracking device to operate in a smart zone mode based on the category of the smart zone, the mobile device configured to configure the tracking device to operate in the smart zone mode in response to receiving the instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,117,042

ENVIRONMENT-AWARE CROSS-LAYER COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL IN UNDERGROUND OIL RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by each of a plurality of sensors in a wireless underground sensor network (WUSN) in an underground region, a plurality of environment-dependent parameters measured by the plurality of sensors;
identifying, by each of the plurality of sensors, respective communication functions for a plurality of layers of a protocol stack for magnetic induction (MI) communications among the plurality of sensors in the WUSN in the underground region;
identifying, by each of the plurality of sensors, an optimization problem for jointly optimizing the respective communication functions of the plurality of layers of the protocol stack based on the plurality of environment-dependent parameters, the optimization problem including a plurality of transmission parameters defining the respective communication functions of the plurality of layers of the protocol stack;
determining, by each of the plurality of sensors, the plurality of transmission parameters by solving the optimization problem; and
transmitting, by each of the plurality of sensors based on magnetic induction, signals using the plurality of transmission parameters defining the respective communication functions of the plurality of layers of the protocol stack.

US Pat. No. 10,117,022

PORTABLE AUXILIARY UNIT FOR VOICE ACTIVATED MEDIA PLAYER

Ninety7, Inc., Wheaton, ...

1. A portable auxiliary unit for coupling with a non-integral mobile audio player, the portable auxiliary unit comprising:a rechargeable battery pack;
a speaker assembly;
a connector assembly for operatively connecting at least one of the speaker assembly or the rechargeable battery pack to the non-integral mobile audio player, the connector assembly being movable relative to the rechargeable battery pack and the speaker assembly; and
a cylindrical receiving cup positioned over the rechargeable battery pack and speaker assembly, the cylindrical receiving cup comprising:
a substantially flat, circular seat for the non-integral mobile audio player,
a wall extending upward from the circular seat and comprising at least one access port for receiving at least a portion of the connector assembly there through, and
an open top formed by the wall, opposite the seat, for receiving the non-integrated mobile audio player.

US Pat. No. 10,117,021

AUDIO FEEDBACK REDUCTION UTILIZING ADAPTIVE FILTERS AND NONLINEAR PROCESSING

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,117,014

POWER CONTROL FOR BATTERY POWERED PERSONAL AREA NETWORK DEVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method for managing a wireless earpiece, comprising:powering circuitry of the wireless earpiece utilizing a low power mode in response to detecting a magnetic field is applied to the wireless earpiece; and
altering the power sent to the circuitry of the wireless earpiece to a high power mode in response to detecting a magnetic field is not applied to one or more of the wireless earpieces.

US Pat. No. 10,117,013

DIGITALLY DRIVEN HEADPHONE

AUDIO-TECHNICA CORPORATIO...

1. A digitally driven headphone comprising:a first sound emission unit;
a second sound emission unit; and
a signal line, wherein
the first sound emission unit comprises:
at least one magnetic body into which the signal line is inserted,
a signal processing circuit configured to process digital signals from a sound source,
a circuit board on which the signal processing circuit is disposed,
a driving part configured to drive in response to the digital signals processed by the signal processing circuit, and
a diaphragm configured to vibrate in response to driving of the driving part,
wherein the driving part comprises:
a magnetic circuit, and
a voice coil which is disposed in a magnetic flux generated in the magnetic circuit,
the signal processing circuit has an output part disposed at an end portion of the circuit board which outputs the digital signals processed by the signal processing circuit to the voice coil and the second sound emission unit,
the signal line is inserted into the at least one magnetic body, and is connected to the output part of the signal processing circuit and the second sound emission unit, and
the at least one magnetic body is disposed adjacent to the output part.

US Pat. No. 10,117,008

MODULAR SPEAKER COVER

SSV WORKS, INC., Oxnard,...

19. A modular speaker cover for covering a speaker, comprising:a modular grille comprising an outer frame, a center frame, and a plurality of arms connecting said outer frame to said center frame, said outer frame comprising a plurality of first holes; and
a grille insert on said modular grille, said grille insert being removably attached to said modular grille such that said grille insert substantially covers said plurality of arms, said grille insert comprising second holes on opposite ends of said insert;
wherein said first and second holes align when said grille insert is attached to said modular grille, and wherein said modular grille and said grille insert are configured to removably attach to a speaker by a plurality of attachment mechanisms engaged through said first and second holes.

US Pat. No. 10,116,997

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING CONTENT IN A BROADCAST SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting media data, the method comprising:identifying a package including a plurality of assets, transport characteristics of each asset of the plurality of assets, and composition information on the plurality of assets; and
transmitting the package,
wherein the composition information includes information on spatial and temporal relationships among the plurality of assets,
wherein the information on spatial and temporal relationships comprises synchronization information for synchronizing the plurality of assets in the package, and target characteristic information required to at least one device for presenting each of the plurality of assets,
wherein the target characteristic information includes information for indicating whether the plurality of assets in the package are required to be presented across two or more screens, the plurality of assets being different from each other, and information indicating whether the plurality of assets in the package require a user interactive input, and
wherein the transport characteristics include quality of service (QoS) information and delivery direction information of the plurality of assets.

US Pat. No. 10,116,989

BUFFER REDUCTION USING FRAME DROPPING

Twitch Interactive, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,984

PORTABLE TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTENT DISPLAY SYSTEM AND CONTENT DISPLAY METHOD

MAXELL, LTD., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A content receiving apparatus, the content receiving apparatus comprising:a digital television broadcast receiver;
a signal separator which conducts de-multiplexing video data and audio data from a signal;
a processor which executes video processing to video data;
a network communication module which connects to the internet; and
a controller configured to:
control a first video content to be received via a digital television broadcast;
control the first video content received via a digital television broadcast to be outputted to a display;
control an identifier for identifying a second video content to be received from an external mobile terminal;
control display state information to be received from the external mobile terminal;
control the second video content to be acquired using the identifier; and
control the second video content to be outputted to the display,
wherein the controller controls output of the first video content on the display to be terminated before output of the second video content on the display being started.

US Pat. No. 10,116,983

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ADVERTISING IN PROGRAM STREAMS

PRIME RESEARCH ALLIANCE E...

1. A method for managing advertisement opportunities in a network environment, the method comprising:retrieving advertisement parameters for a plurality of advertisements, the advertisement parameters provided by an advertiser;
creating a plurality of substreams by dividing a program stream;
identifying avails that are positioned within each of the plurality of substreams and dividing the avails into one or more subavails, each subavail having viewer characteristics related to a group of viewers of the subavail;
selecting a first subavail from a first substream of the plurality of substreams and a second subavail from a second substream of the plurality of substreams, the viewer characteristics of the first subavail being substantially similar to the viewer characteristics of the second subavail;
grouping the selected subavails, the grouped subavails having viewer characteristics based on the common viewer characteristics of the selected subavails;
correlating the viewer characteristics of the grouped subavails with the advertisement parameters of each of the plurality of advertisements; and
ranking the correlation of each of the plurality of advertisements to select one or more advertisements that are suitable to display in each of the grouped subavails.

US Pat. No. 10,116,971

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FETCHING A PORTION OF A LIVE MEDIA STREAM BEFORE A FIRST AD FINISHES PLAYING TO DETECT THE SUBSEQUENT AD INDICATOR FOR LIVE CONSECUTIVE AD REPLACEMENT

MobiTV, Inc., Emeryville...

1. A method comprising:receiving and playing a live media stream at a client device;
playing a first ad during a first ad period in the live media stream;
before the first ad finishes playing during the first ad period, fetching only a portion of the live media stream in order to detect the presence of a subsequent ad indicator, the subsequent ad indicator indicating a start point for a second ad period in the live media stream for playing an original second ad, the second ad period being consecutive to the first ad period and set to start immediately following the first ad period;
detecting the subsequent ad indicator;
fetching a replacement ad to play in place of the original second ad; and
playing the replacement ad at the start point for the second ad period, instead of playing the original second ad in the live media stream, during the second ad period.

US Pat. No. 10,116,969

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND MEDIA FOR SELECTIVELY PRESENTING BROADCAST CONTENT BASED ON USER INTERESTS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for selectively presenting media content, the method comprising:associating, using a hardware processor, a plurality of entities of interest with a user account of a user device based on user information associated with the user account;
identifying, using the hardware processor, a plurality of live media content items that are available for the user device to present;
determining, using the hardware processor, that each of one or more live media content items of the plurality of live media content items that are available for presentation by the user device is relevant to at least one of the plurality of entities of interest based on content metadata corresponding to each of the plurality of live media content items;
determining, using the hardware processor, during a broadcast of a first live media content item and a second live media content item of the plurality of live media content items, that an upcoming portion of the first live media content item and an upcoming portion of the second live media content item are relevant to a first entity and a second entity of the plurality of entities of interest based on the content metadata;
placing, using the hardware processor, the upcoming portion of the first live media content item and the second live media content item in a queue, wherein the first live media content item and the second live media content item are ordered in the queue based on relevance to the plurality of entities; and
transmitting, using the hardware processor, instructions to the user device to store the upcoming portion of the first live media content item and the upcoming portion of the second live media content item in an order based on the ordered queue without intervention from a user of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,967

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CODING OF SAMPLE ADAPTIVE OFFSET INFORMATION

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,957

DUAL FILTER TYPE FOR MOTION COMPENSATED PREDICTION IN VIDEO CODING

GOOGLE INC., Mountain Vi...

1. An apparatus for encoding or decoding a video frame, comprising:a processor configured to execute instructions stored in a non-transitory storage medium to:
determine whether a first component of a motion vector represents sub-pixel motion;
determine whether a second component of the motion vector represents sub-pixel motion;
responsive to a determination that the first component of the motion vector represents sub-pixel motion and a determination that the second component of the motion vector represents sub-pixel motion:
determine a first interpolation filter for motion prediction using the motion vector along a first axis;
determine a second interpolation filter for motion prediction using the motion vector along a second axis different from the first axis, the second interpolation filter being different from the first interpolation filter;
apply the first interpolation filter to pixels of a reference frame identified using the motion vector to generate a temporal pixel block; and
apply the second interpolation filter to the temporal pixel block to generate a first prediction block for a first block of the video frame; and
at least one of:
encode the first block of the video frame using the first prediction block by producing a residual block as a difference between the first block and the first prediction block, and encoding the residual block into an encoded bitstream for decoding by a decoder; or
decode the first block of the video frame using the first prediction block by decoding an encoded residual block from the encoded bitstream to generate a residual block, and reconstructing the first block for display by combining the residual block with the first prediction block.

US Pat. No. 10,116,949

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING VIDEO SIGNAL AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING VIDEO SIGNAL

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for decoding a video, the method comprising:obtaining quantized transform coefficients of a transform block from a bitstream;
generating scaled transform coefficients of the transform block by performing inverse-quantization and scaling on the quantized transform coefficients;
generating intermediate sample values by performing vertical inverse-transformation on the scaled transform coefficients;
generating residual values of the transform block by performing horizontal inverse-transformation on the intermediate sample values;
generating a prediction block by performing intra prediction or inter prediction; and,
restoring sample values using the residual values of the transform block and the prediction block,
wherein the scaling on the quantized transform coefficients comprises:
determining an offset value based on a scaling variable, adding the inverse-quantized transform coefficients to the offset value and bit shifting on the added transform coefficients by the scaling variable,
wherein the scaling variable is generated by using a size of the transform block and bit depth of samples, and
wherein the vertical inverse-transformation is performed by multiplying a transform matrix by the scaled transform coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,116,947

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CODING MULTILAYER VIDEO TO INCLUDE SCALABLE EXTENSION TYPE INFORMATION IN A NETWORK ABSTRACTION LAYER UNIT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING MULTILAYER VIDEO

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A multilayer video encoding method comprising:encoding a multilayer video;
generating network abstraction layer (NAL) units for data units included in the encoded multilayer video; and
adding scalable extension type information, for a scalable extension of the multilayer video, to a video parameter set (VPS) NAL unit among the NAL units, the VPS NAL unit comprising VPS information that is information applied to the multilayer video; and
outputting an encoded scalable video bitstream including the encoded multilayer video and the generated NAL units with added scalable extension type information;
wherein the adding of the scalable extension type information comprises adding, to a header of the VPS NAL unit: 1) a scalable extension type table index indicating a scalable extension type table among scalable extension type tables including combinations of scalable extension types that are applicable to the multilayer video; and 2) a plurality of sub-layer indexes indicating specific scalable extension types included in a combination among the combinations of the scalable extension types included in the scalable extension type table indicated by the scalable extension type table index.

US Pat. No. 10,116,936

MOVING IMAGE CODING DEVICE, MOVING IMAGE DECODING DEVICE, MOVING IMAGE CODING METHOD, AND MOVING IMAGE DECODING METHOD

1. A moving image coding device that divides an image into MBs and codes the MBs, the moving image coding device having a memory and a processor, the processor comprising:a coarse search unit that calculates a moving amount and a moving direction of each of the MBs;
an MB parallel processing unit that performs preprocessing to code the image with respect to each of the MBs that are contained in an MB line constituting the image and for which the moving amount and the moving direction are calculated, and writes the resulting MB information in a storage unit in the processing order of the MBs;
a coding unit that reads out the MB information stored in the storage unit in a raster order and codes the MBs; and
an MB line parallel processing unit that configures the MB arranged in a horizontal direction as an MB line, performs the preprocessing with respect to each of the MB line, and includes a plurality of the MB parallel processing units;
wherein the moving image coding device is operable in two modes, switchable between a mode performed by one or more of the MB parallel processing units included in the MB line parallel processing unit and a mode performed by one or more of the MB parallel processing units included in a plurality of MB line parallel processing units.

US Pat. No. 10,116,925

TIME-RESOLVING SENSOR USING SHARED PPD + SPAD PIXEL AND SPATIAL-TEMPORAL CORRELATION FOR RANGE MEASUREMENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

15. An imaging unit comprising:a light source operative to project a laser pulse onto a three-dimensional (3D) object; and
an image sensor unit that includes:
a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional (2D) pixel array, wherein each pixel in at least one row of pixels in the 2D pixel array includes:
a pixel-specific plurality of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs), wherein each SPAD is operable to convert luminance received in a returned pulse into a corresponding electrical signal, wherein the returned pulse results from reflection of the projected pulse by the 3D object,
a pixel-specific first control circuit coupled to the pixel-specific plurality of SPADs, wherein, for each SPAD receiving luminance in the returned pulse, the pixel-specific first control circuit is operable to process the corresponding electrical signal from the SPAD and generate a SPAD-specific output therefrom,
a pixel-specific device operable to store an analog charge, and
a pixel-specific second control circuit coupled to the pixel-specific first control circuit and the pixel-specific device, wherein the pixel-specific second control circuit is operable to initiate transfer of a pixel-specific first portion of the analog charge from the pixel-specific device, and terminate the transfer upon receipt of at least two SPAD-specific outputs from the pixel-specific first control circuit within a pre-defined time interval, and
a processing unit coupled to the 2D pixel array and operative to:
provide an analog modulating signal to the pixel-specific second control circuit in each pixel in the row of pixels to control the transfer of the pixel-specific first portion of the analog charge, and
determine a pixel-specific Time of Flight (TOF) value of the returned pulse based on the transfer of the pixel-specific first portion of the analog charge within the pre-defined time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,116,920

BALANCING COLORS IN A SCANNED THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE

FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A method of optically scanning and measuring a scene, the method comprising:providing a first scanner, the scanner including a first light emitter for emitting a first light onto the scene, a first light receiver for receiving a first portion of the first light from the scene, and a first processor, the first scanner having a first angle measuring device, a second angle measuring device and a distance meter;
providing a second scanner, the second scanner including a second light emitter for emitting a second light onto the scene, a second light receiver for receiving a portion of the second light from the scene, and a second processor;
measuring with a first scanner in a first scanner location three-dimensional (3D) coordinates and a color for each of a plurality of first object points in the scene based at least in part on the emitting of the first light, an angle measured by the first angle measuring device, an angle measured by the second angle measuring device and a receiving of the first portion with the distance meter;
measuring with the second scanner in a second scanner location 3D coordinates and a color for each of a plurality of second object points in the scene based at least in part on the emitting of the second light and the receiving of the second portion;
selecting a plurality of areas within the scene, each area being defined by a plurality of cells and including at least one first object point from the first plurality of object points and further including at least one second object point from the second plurality of object points;
determining an adapted second color for each second object point, wherein in each of the plurality of areas the adapted second color is based at least in part on a statistical distribution of the colors of the at least one first object point in the area;
storing the 3D coordinates and the color for each first object point; and
storing the 3D coordinates and the adapted second color for each second object point.

US Pat. No. 10,116,909

DETECTING A VERTICAL CUT IN A VIDEO SIGNAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF TIME ALTERATION

PRIME IMAGE DELAWARE, INC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, in real-time, a video program segment having a sequence of digital video images, each digital video image having a plurality of multi-bit pixels;
generating, for each multi-bit pixel, a single-bit indicator that is set when the pixel is active and cleared when the pixel is not active;
counting the single-bit indicators that are set to represent active pixels in each one of adjacent frames of the sequence of digital video images, wherein a vertical cut is not detected when the count between adjacent frames is approximately the same;
calculating a percentage of change value between adjacent frames when the count between adjacent frames is not approximately the same;
comparing the percentage of change value to a positive threshold value and a negative threshold value, wherein a positive change bit is set when the percentage of change value exceeds the positive threshold value, a negative change bit is set when the percentage of change value exceeds the negative threshold value, and a no change bit is set when the percentage of change value does not exceed the positive threshold value or the negative threshold value;
analyzing a pattern of the positive change bits, the negative change bits, and the no change bits over a plurality of sequential digital video images;
determining that a vertical cut has occurred in the sequence of digital video images when the pattern of the positive change bits, negative change bits, and no change bits matches a pre-defined pattern; and
adding or removing individual frames in real-time at the location of the vertical cut to alter a duration of the video program segment.

US Pat. No. 10,116,890

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD USING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESET SIGNAL AND PIXEL SIGNAL STORED TO TWO CAPACITORS

SmartSens Technology (US)...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:a pixel array, comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns and a column output line, wherein at least one of the pixels comprises: an output transistor,
a first capacitor configured to store a reset signal, and a second capacitor configured to store a pixel signal; a plurality of column circuits, wherein at least one of the column circuits reads the reset signal from the first capacitor, reads the pixel signal from the second capacitor, and generates difference between the reset signal and the pixel signal, wherein the pixel is configured to store the pixel signal to the second capacitor after the reset signal is stored to the first capacitor,
wherein the output transistor is connected between a source follower transistor and the ground, and controlled by a bias control signal; and when ‘reset’ and ‘signal’ signals are read out and stored to the first and second capacitors, the output transistor is in turned off state to ensure the storage of the signals, and after that, the output transistor grounds an output of source follower transistor to reduce the inference when the ‘reset’ and ‘signal’ signals are read out, and to ensure auto-zeroing;
wherein a charge stored in the first capacitor is obtained through the column output line, and a charge stored in the second capacitor is obtained through the column output line, and
wherein the column output line is grounded through a transistor 1002 controlled by a signal Vrbit; when the column output line transfers a charge to an input capacitor, or an charge in an input capacitor is redistributed, the signal Vrbit controls the transistor 1QQ2 to be in the off state, so as to facilitate conversion of the charge and reduction of the noise; and wherein after a read out of the pixel signal is completed, the signal Vrbit controls the transistor 1002 to be in the off state, and the column output line is reset.

US Pat. No. 10,116,886

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DIRECT OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURE OF DOCUMENTS AND/OR LIVE SKIN AREAS WITHOUT OPTICAL IMAGING ELEMENTS

JENETRIC GmbH, Jena (DE)...

1. A device for direct optical recording of a security-related object without optically imaging elements, the device comprising:a placement surface for depositing the object, and a sensor layer disposed under the object on a substrate layer transparent at least in a visible wavelength range;
the sensor layer having light-sensitive elements in a two-dimensional pixel grid and being disposed in a layer body with a circuitry based on thin film transistor (TFT) electronics;
a light source being a primary light-emitting layer for illuminating the object with at least light portions of the primary light-emitting layer from a direction of the sensor layer through the placement surface, wherein all layers of the layer body disposed between the primary light-emitting layer and the placement surface transmit at least portions of light in the visible wavelength range;
the light-sensitive elements of the sensor layer being disposed at a distance of less than a mean pixel spacing from the object on the placement surface, the mean pixel spacing being defined by the two dimensional pixel grid;
the light sensitive elements each having a control unit disposed within the sensor layer for controlling an exposure time to obtain an image captured with a predefined exposure time;a shutter for changing the exposure time by changing a shutter setting of the light sensitive elements in the sensor layer if an overexposure or underexposure has been determined;a storage for storing the image and for storing a resulting image when no further change of the exposure time is needed; and
an internal computing device for analyzing the image at least for overexposure or underexposure, for determining whether a further iteration is needed to change the exposure time, and for further evaluating illumination intensity and adapting the illumination intensity of the primary light-emitting layer below the placement surface if an underexposure or overexposure of the object is determined;
wherein the security-related object is selected from the groups consisting of personal identification documents, passports or driver's licenses and single-fingerprints, multiple finger prints and handprints.

US Pat. No. 10,116,885

SYSTEMS AND APPROACHES FOR REPEATED THERMAL IMAGING DETERMINATIONS

HEMA IMAGING LLC, Eden P...

1. A thermal imaging system, the system comprising;a thermal imaging sensor configured to capture a plurality of thermal images containing thermal data of a plurality of assets in an environment;
a non-thermal imaging sensor coupled to the thermal sensor, the non-thermal imaging sensor configured to capture a plurality of non-thermal images of the plurality of assets;
an image alignment system;
an asset identification system configured to identify a particular asset from the plurality of assets, the particular asset being previously identified by being input into the asset identification system, the asset identification system identifying the particular asset by instructing a user to capture a unique identifier image associated with the particular asset and comparing the capture to a plurality of baseline unique identifier images;
a controller configured to control operation of the thermal imaging sensor, the non-thermal imaging sensor, and the image alignment system by:
(i) presenting at least one of a previously-captured baseline image or a template image of the particular asset to the user via a display such that the user may approximate an orientation of a present thermal view of the particular asset and a present non-thermal view of the particular asset to the at least one of the previously-captured baseline image or template image,
(ii) adjusting the orientation of a present thermal view of the particular asset and the present non-thermal view of the particular asset to match an orientation of at least one of the previously-captured baseline image or template image of the particular asset, and
(iii) causing the thermal imaging sensor to capture a thermal image of the present thermal view of the particular asset and the non-thermal imaging sensor to capture a non-thermal image of the present non-thermal view of the particular asset; and
a remote computing device configured to receive the captured thermal and non-thermal images of the particular asset, the remote computing device having a change detection system configured to detect a change in at least one characteristic of the particular asset using the thermal image captured by the thermal imaging sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,116,884

SYSTEMS AND APPROACHES FOR THERMAL IMAGING

HEMA IMAGING LLC, Eden P...

1. A thermal imaging system, the system comprising:a thermal imaging sensor configured to capture a plurality of thermal images of a plurality of assets in an environment;
a non-thermal imaging sensor coupled to the thermal sensor, the non-thermal imaging sensor configured to capture a plurality of non-thermal images of the plurality of assets;
an asset identification system configured to identify a particular asset from the plurality of assets, the particular asset being previously identified by being input into the asset identification system, the asset identification system identifying the particular asset by instructing a user to capture a unique identifier image associated with the particular asset and comparing the capture to a plurality of baseline unique identifier images;
an image alignment system; and
a controller configured to control operation of the thermal imaging sensor, the non-thermal imaging sensor, the asset identification system, and the image alignment system;
wherein when the asset identification system identifies the particular asset, the controller is configured to (i) present at least one of a previously-captured baseline image or a template image of the particular asset to the user via a display such that the user may approximate an orientation of a present thermal view of the particular asset and a present non-thermal view of the particular asset to the at least one of the previously-captured baseline image or template image, (ii) control the image alignment system to adjust the orientation of the present thermal view of the particular asset and the present non-thermal view of the particular asset to match the at least one of the previously-captured baseline image or template image, and (iii) cause the thermal imaging sensor to capture a thermal image of the present thermal view of the particular asset and the non-thermal imaging sensor to capture a non-thermal image of the present non-thermal view of the particular asset.

US Pat. No. 10,116,881

IMAGE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING VIDEO SIGNAL IN MULTIPLE VIDEO MODES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A video signal processing apparatus comprising:a video signal input unit including a plurality of video input terminals that includes a first video input terminal for receiving a plurality of types of video signals and a second video input terminal for receiving one type of video signals; and
a signal processing unit configured to:
determine whether a first video signal is received via the first video input terminal,
determine whether a second video signal is received via the second video input terminal,
in response to the second video signal being received via the second video input terminal while the first video signal is being received via the first video input terminal, process the first and second video signals received via the first video input terminal and the second video input terminal based on an automatically determined first video mode corresponding to a first type of the plurality of types of video signals, and
in response to the second video signal not being received via the second video input terminal while the first video signal is being received via the first video input terminal, process the first video signal received via the first video input terminal based on an automatically determined second video mode corresponding to a second type of the plurality of types of video signals.

US Pat. No. 10,116,878

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MEDIA FILE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for producing a media file in an electronic device, the method comprises:detecting an event during recording of media frames;
determining at least one effect to be applied on the media frames;
applying the determined effect on at least one of at least one first media frame from a first set of the media frames and at least one second media frame from a second set of the media frames; and
generating a media file comprising the first and second sets of the media frames.

US Pat. No. 10,116,873

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ADJUST THE FIELD OF VIEW DISPLAYED ON AN ELECTRONIC MIRROR USING REAL-TIME, PHYSICAL CUES FROM THE DRIVER IN A VEHICLE

Ambarella, Inc., Santa C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first sensor configured to generate a first video signal based on a targeted view from a vehicle;
a second sensor configured to generate a second video signal based on a targeted view of a driver; and
a processor configured to (A) receive said first video signal, (B) receive said second video signal, (C) determine a field of view to present to said driver, (D) generate a third video signal and (E) present said third video signal to an electronic mirror configured to show said field of view, wherein (a) said field of view is determined based on (i) a body position of said driver extracted from said second video signal by determining a distance from said second sensor and (ii) said first video signal, (b) said distance from said second sensor is based on a comparison of a number of pixels of a known object in a first video frame showing an interior of said vehicle without said driver and a second video frame of said interior of said vehicle with said driver, (c) said field of view displayed on said electronic mirror is configured to emulate a view from a reflective mirror as seen from a point of view of said driver and (d) said electronic mirror implements at least one of a rear view mirror and a side view mirror for said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,116,870

SINGLE CAMERA VISION SYSTEM FOR LOGISTICS APPLICATIONS

Cognex Corporation, Nati...

1. A vision system for acquiring images of features of objects of varying height passing under a camera field of view in a transport direction comprising:a camera with an image sensor defining a height:width aspect ratio of at least 1:4;
a lens assembly comprising a front lens group and a rear lens group, the front lens group including a front convex lens and a rear composite lens, the rear lens group comprising a variable lens element, the lens assembling being in optical communication with the image sensor and having an adjustable viewing angle at constant magnification within a predetermined range of working distances;
a distance sensor that measures a distance between camera and at least a portion of object; and
an adjustment module that adjusts the viewing angle based upon the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,116,850

METHOD AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY CHANGING SHAPE BASED ON AN EVENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for automatically changing a shape of a flexible electronic device, the method comprising:identifying, by the flexible electronic device, at least one event triggered in the flexible electronic device; and
changing, by the flexible electronic device, the shape of a surface of the flexible electronic device, according to the at least one identified event,
wherein the changing of the shape of the surface of the flexible electronic device comprises changing, if the at least one event is associated with at least one camera, the shape of the flexible electronic device such that the at least one camera is positioned to at least one side of the flexible electronic device, according to the at least one event associated with the at least one camera.

US Pat. No. 10,116,849

LENS DRIVING ACTUATOR

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

1. A lens driving actuator comprising:a housing;
a bobbin disposed inside the housing and comprising first to third lateral surfaces, first corner surface disposed between the first lateral surface and the second lateral surface and second corner surface disposed between the second lateral surface and the third lateral surface;
a first magnet disposed on the first lateral surface of the bobbin;
a second magnet disposed on the first corner surface of the bobbin;
a third magnet disposed on the second corner surface of the bobbin;
a first coil disposed on the housing and facing the first magnet;
a second coil disposed on the housing and facing the second magnet; and
a third coil disposed on the housing and facing the third magnet,
wherein an outer surface of the second magnet facing the second coil and an outer surface of the third magnet facing the third coil are formed as a plane surface, and
wherein an imaginary plane surface extended from the outer surface of the second magnet is perpendicular to an imaginary plane surface extended from the outer surface of the third magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,116,848

ILLUMINATION AND IMAGING SYSTEM FOR IMAGING RAW SAMPLES WITH LIQUID IN A SAMPLE CONTAINER

Screen Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. An imaging apparatus that images a raw sample as an imaging object carried together with liquid in a sample container, the apparatus comprising:a holder that holds the sample container;
an imaging optical system, arranged to face the sample container held by the holder, that has an object-side hypercentric property;
an imaging element that images an image of the imaging object focused by the imaging optical system; and
an illuminator that illuminates the imaging object from a side opposite to the imaging optical system across the sample container held by the holder, wherein:
the illuminator includes a light source and an illumination optical system that causes light emitted from the light source to be incident on a sample surface where the imaging object is present;
the illumination optical system has an optical axis coaxial with that of the imaging optical system and an exit pupil position located between the illumination optical system and the imaging optical system;
the holder arranges the sample surface between the exit pupil position and the imaging optical system;
the sample container contains a well with a bottom surface having optical transparency;
the well carries the raw sample as the imaging object together with the liquid;
a size of an imaging field of view of the imaging apparatus is smaller than a size of the bottom surface of the well; and
the imaging field of view covers only a central area of the well, the central area being distant from a peripheral edge of the well.

US Pat. No. 10,116,842

GATHERING RANGE AND DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION FOR UNDERWATER SURVEYS

CATHX RESEARCH LTD., Cou...

1. An underwater survey system for gathering range and 3D dimensional information of subsea objects, the system comprisinga camera configured to capture images of a subsea scene; and
one or more reference projection light sources configured to project one or more structured light beams
the camera configured to capture a sequence of images of each of a plurality of fields of view within the scene, where each of the plurality of fields of view of the scene is illuminated by one or more of the light sources, and wherein the camera and light sources are synchronized so that each time an image is acquired, a specific configuration of light source parameters and camera parameters is used;
the one or more reference projection light sources having a fixed distance from the camera and a fixed orientation in relation to the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,116,841

RELATION TO UNDERWATER IMAGING FOR UNDERWATER SURVEYS

CATHX RESEARCH LTD., Cou...

1. A method of capturing sequential underwater image data of a scene for use in an underwater survey, the method operating in an underwater imaging system comprising a light module, an image processing module, a camera module, and a sequential imaging module, the light module comprising a plurality of light classes each light class having one or more light sources, wherein the steps of the method comprise:the camera module capturing a sequence of images of each of a plurality of overlapping fields of view within the scene, where the scene is illuminated by one or more of the light classes of the light module;
the sequential imaging module controlling the operational parameters of the light module and camera module to adjust lighting and imaging parameters between individual image captures such that a time relationship of the lighting and imaging parameters to individual image captures in the sequence of images in each of the plurality of overlapping fields of view is predetermined, and a time relationship of the lighting and imaging parameters to image captures with different light classes in each of the plurality of overlapping fields of view is predetermined; and
the image processing module concatenating the individual images to form a set of images that are related to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,116,838

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SIGNATURES OF AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNALS AND FOR MAKING USE THEREOF

GRASS VALLEY CANADA, Tor...

1. A method for setting a signal delay based on generated video signatures representative of a content of a video signal, the method comprising:for each of a first video signal and second video signal comprising the first signal after at least one transmission operation:
selecting, by a signature extraction unit, a first subset of pixels of a first image of the video signal and a corresponding second subset of pixels of a second image of the video signal, each of the first subset and second subset excluding one or more pixels of the corresponding image,
incrementing, by a comparator of the signature extraction unit for each pixel of the first subset of pixels, a counter value responsive to a difference between pixel data of a pixel of the first subset of pixels and pixel data of a corresponding pixel of the second subset of pixels exceeding a threshold,
dividing, by the signature extraction unit, the counter value by a value proportional to the number of the plurality of pixels, and
generating, by the signature extraction unit, a video signature comprising the divided counter value;
identifying a delay between the first video signal and second video signal based on a comparison of the video signature of the first video signal and the video signature of the second video signal; and
automatically setting a signal delay based on the identified delay.

US Pat. No. 10,116,834

IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND METHOD, WITH A MOVABLE LIGHT REFLECTING SURFACE

PFU LIMITED, Kahoku-Shi,...

1. An image reading apparatus comprising:an image capturing device for capturing an image of a document;
a light source;
a movable light reflecting surface having a white color;
a driving device for moving the light reflecting surface between a first position at which the light reflecting surface reflects light from the light source and a second position at which the light reflecting surface does not reflect light from the light source; and
a control circuit for controlling the driving device to move the light reflecting surface,
wherein the control circuit determines whether an image obtained by the image capturing device is a white reference image and determines, as the first position, a position where the white reference image is detected when the control circuit moves the light reflecting surface from the second position to the first position; and determines, as the second position, a position where the light reflecting surface is moved by a predetermined distance from the first position without using an image obtained by the image capturing device, when the control circuit moves the light reflecting surface from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,116,818

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS WITH OPERATION UNIT, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR

CANON KAUSHIKI KAISHA, T...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a scanner scanning a document and generating image data;
a display displaying a first display area for selecting an image processing function to be executed for the image data generated by the scanner;
a memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor that executes the instructions causing the image processing apparatus to:
display a plurality of standard icons corresponding to a plurality of image processing functions in the first display area;
in a case where a plurality of extension applications are installed and a total number of the plurality of standard icons and a plurality of additional icons corresponding to the plurality of extension applications does not exceed a display upper limit of the first display area, display the plurality of standard icons and the plurality of the additional icons in the first display area; and
in a case where the plurality of extension applications are installed and the total number of the plurality of standard icons and a plurality of additional icons corresponding to the plurality of extension applications exceeds the display upper limit of the first display area:
display the plurality of standard icons and a predetermined icon in the first display area; and
display a second display area on the display, in which the plurality of additional icons corresponding to the plurality of extension applications are arranged, when the predetermined icon is selected from among the icons in the first display area.

US Pat. No. 10,116,816

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT PERFORMS TWO SEPARATE AND DIFFERENT SEARCH OPERATIONS FOR A DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus connected to an external access point, the information processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors operating to:
cause a first search to be performed so that a first device that is not in a state of being connected to the external access point and that has a function of an access point is searched for;
cause a second search to be performed so that a second device that is already in a state of being connected to the external access point is able to be searched for, wherein the second search is a different search operation than the first search; and
cause a display unit to display first information regarding the first device found by the first search and second information regarding the second device found by the second search,
wherein, in a case where the first information displayed on the display unit is designated, processing for connecting the first device to the external access point is performed based on the designation of the first information,
wherein, in a case where the second information displayed on the display unit is designated, processing for connecting the second device to the external access point is not performed based on the designation of the second information, and
wherein the external access point is provided outside of the information processing apparatus, the first device, and the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,813

COMPOSITE APPARATUS

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A composite apparatus comprising:a first apparatus and a second apparatus that operate independently of each other, the first apparatus and the second apparatus each comprising:
a display memory that stores display data; and
a drawing processor;
a single console display that is shared by the first apparatus and the second apparatus and displays the display data upon an instruction by the drawing processor of the first or second apparatus;
a selector that selectively connects the drawing processor of the first or second apparatus to the single console display; and
a switch processor that receives a connection request from the first or second apparatus, wherein the connection request includes a request to connect the drawing processor of the first or second apparatus to the single console display and to instruct the selector to connect the drawing processor of either the first or second apparatus to the single console display,
wherein, while connected to the single console display, the drawing processor of either the first or second apparatus that issued the connection request instructs the single console display to display the display data, and
wherein the first apparatus and second apparatus operate independently of each other while sharing the single console display to display the display data.

US Pat. No. 10,116,812

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE DATA RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING CONTROL PROGRAM STORED THEREON

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:a display; and
a hardware processor configured to:
accept an operation indicating that display of an image currently displayed on said display is unnecessary, wherein said operation includes at least an input to close said currently displayed image;
generate, based on said operation, a menu showing image candidates to which transition from said currently-displayed image can be made;
display said generated menu on said currently-displayed image;
accept an operation for selecting a particular image from said candidates shown in said generated menu displayed on said currently-displayed image; and
display said selected particular image on said display based on said operation for selecting.

US Pat. No. 10,116,811

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMATION CONTROL PROGRAM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An image forming system, comprising:a sheet feeding apparatus which feeds a long sheet with a sheet length in a conveying direction longer than a sheet of a fixed sheet size;
an image forming apparatus which performs image formation based on image data while conveying the long sheet being fed from the sheet feeding apparatus;
a sheet delivering apparatus which winds up the long sheet subjected to the image formation; and
a control apparatus which controls the sheet feeding apparatus, the image forming apparatus, and the sheet delivering apparatus;
wherein the control apparatus controls the sheet feeding apparatus, the image forming apparatus, and the sheet delivering apparatus so as to perform image formation based on the image data while conveying the long sheet at a constant speed,
wherein at a time of executing image formation of another image based on another image data other than the image data in the middle of the image formation based on the image data, the control apparatus controls to stop conveying of the long sheet temporarily, and controls to cut out a region where the another image is formed thereby separating the long sheet, in the state of stopping conveying of the long sheet temporarily, and
wherein in a case in which the image formation of the another image has been executed by using the another image data, the control apparatus controls to stop winding up of the long sheet in the sheet delivering apparatus before the region where the another image is formed on the long sheet is wound up into the sheet delivering apparatus, and in a state in which the winding up of the long sheet is stopped, the control apparatus controls to continue the sheet feeding and conveying of the long sheet such that the region where the another image is formed on the long sheet goes out from the image forming apparatus, wherein the control apparatus continues the sheet feeding and conveying of the long sheet until a trailing end of the region where the another image is formed goes out from the image forming apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,116,809

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, WHICH OBTAINS CALIBRATION IMAGE INFORMATION WITH WHICH TO CORRECT IMAGE DATA

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of a document placed on a document board;
a processor; and
a memory storing instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the apparatus to function as:
a determination unit configured to determine a correction parameter for correcting a first image of the document placed on the document board, the first image being captured by the image capturing unit, using a value corresponding to each pixel in a second image that is captured by imaging the document board by the image capturing unit; and
a correction unit configured to correct the first image of the document placed on the document board, the first image being captured by the image capturing unit, using the correction parameter determined by the determination unit,
wherein the determination unit modifies the parameter by modifying a value corresponding to each pixel in a first region containing an edge portion extracted based on an edge extraction filter from the second image of the document board using a value corresponding to each pixel surrounding the first region,
wherein in a case where the first region surrounding the edge portion is larger than a predetermined size, the determination unit is configured to change a coefficient of the edge extraction filter, extract the edge portion from the second image of the document board, and determine, as a second region, a region surrounding an edge portion extracted using the changed coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,116,808

MOVING AMOUNT DETECTOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. A moving amount detector that sets a movable member included in a device or an object conveyed by the device as a detection target and detects a moving amount of the detection target, the moving amount detector comprising:an imaging unit that repeatedly captures a series of images of the detection target at a constant sampling period while the detection target moves; and
a hardware processor configured to function as a moving amount calculating unit that selects every Nth image of the series of images and compares each pair of adjacent selected images with each other from among the series of images of the detection target captured by the imaging unit;
wherein N is determined based on an intended moving speed of the detection target; and
the moving amount calculating unit calculates a moving amount of the detection target based on a movement of the detection target during a time period between when the two compared images were taken.

US Pat. No. 10,116,806

BANDWIDTH AWARE NETWORK STATISTICS COLLECTION

QUALCOMM Innovation Cente...

1. A method of controlling data usage statistics in a computing device, comprising:suppressing, via a minimum window component of the computing device, triggering data usage stats collection during a minimum window;
performing, via a network status component of the computing device, at least one instance of data usage stats collection after termination of the minimum window;
incrementally decreasing, via a minimum window adjustment function of the minimum window component, the minimum window as data usage approaches a warning limit:
wherein the minimum window is a function of (1) a communications channel link speed, and (2) a proximity of data usage to the warning limit;
wherein the triggering is caused by either expiration of a timer or data usage that meets a buffer threshold, and wherein a length of the timer and a size of the buffer threshold are based on the communication channel link speed; and
wherein the buffer threshold is a function of the proximity of the data usage to the warning limit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,801

CONFERENCE CALL PLATFORM CAPABLE OF GENERATING ENGAGEMENT SCORES

Shoutpoint, Inc., Newpor...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,796

REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS-BASED INTERNET ADVERTISING

Ooma, Inc., Sunnyvale, C...

1. A computer-implemented method for Internet advertising comprising:providing an advertisement of a plurality of advertisements including a first identifier to a website of a plurality of websites using at least one of a template and an application programming interface (API) associated with the website, the advertisement to be displayed on the website;
receiving a communications session initiated by an end customer using the first identifier, the communications session including a second identifier associated with the end customer;
accepting the communications session when the second identifier is not included in a black list, the black list being produced using at least reported spam;
retrieving a record associated with the end customer using the second identifier;
determining to provide a customized message to the end customer using the record;
selecting a promotional offer using the record;
providing the customized message to the end customer using the communications session, the customized message including the promotional offer and a request for an indication of interest in the promotional offer;
directing the communications session to a live agent of a plurality of live agents in response to receiving the indication of interest from the end customer;
storing data associated with the communications session;
removing the advertisement from the website; and
re-assigning the first identifier to another advertisement of the plurality of advertisements when a number of calls received at the first identifier since the removing the advertisement is below a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,116,791

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting data performed by an apparatus, the method comprising:receiving a request for a call signal, from a sender device to a receiver device, including sender information and receiver information associated with the call signal, from the sender device;
confirming a relationship between the sender and the receiver that exists in at least one external server, based on the received sender information and the receiver information;
requesting content associated with the sender which is uploaded on the at least one external server to which the sender is subscribed based on the relationship between the sender and the receiver, to the at least one external server;
receiving the requested content from the at least one external server; and
transmitting the call signal together with the received content, to the receiver device,
wherein the content is displayed on the receiver device while the call signal is being output on the receiver device, and
wherein the sender and the receiver are filtered based on an order of call frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,116,779

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INCOMING AND OUTGOING CALL INFORMATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display;
a memory storing instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the stored instructions to at least:
control the display to display a plurality of call entries including incoming call entries and outgoing call entries corresponding to a plurality of phone numbers; and
based on receiving a selection of one of the plurality of call entries that corresponds to a phone number:
control the display to display: (i) a first option for modifying prestored information associated with the phone number corresponding to the one of the plurality of call entries, without displaying a second option for adding the phone number to an address book, and (ii) a third option for unblocking a call from the phone number, when the phone number is in the address book and registered for blocking the call from the phone number, wherein the prestored information associated with the phone number corresponding to the one of the plurality of call entries includes a name for the phone number,
control the display to display: (i) the second option, without displaying the first option, and (ii) the third option, when the phone number is not in the address book and is registered for blocking the call from the phone number,
control the display to display: (i) the first option, without displaying the second option, and (ii) a fourth option for blocking a call from the phone number, when the phone number is in the address book and is not registered for blocking the call from the phone number, and
control the display to display: (i) the second option, without displaying the first option, and (ii) the fourth option, when the phone number is not in the address book and is not registered for blocking the call from the phone number.

US Pat. No. 10,116,778

MOBILE TERMINALS AND COMBINED TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,769

COMMERCE ORIENTED UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATER (URL) SHORTENER

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
identifying a graphical token indicator;
identifying a token associated with the graphical token indicator;
selecting a template associated with the graphical token indicator, comprising selecting a template with a token indicator type matching that of the identified graphical token indicator and a token type matching that of the identified token; and
generating a uniform resource locator (URL) in a computer-readable form based on the template, wherein the graphical token indicator indicates the start of the token.

US Pat. No. 10,116,755

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE

NAVER Corporation, Seong...

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

US Pat. No. 10,116,745

AUTOMATIC CLIENT-SERVER ROLE DETECTION AMONG DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS IN A DISTRIBUTED DATA STORE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A data storage system configured as a node in a distributed data store, the data storage system comprising:an RDMA-enabled network adapter configured to communicate with one or more other data storage systems in the distributed data store; and
a role management unit configured to:
detect a node identification number associated with each of the one or more other data storage systems,
compare a node identification number assigned to the data storage system with each of the detected node identification numbers to generate comparison results,
determine whether the data storage system is to perform either a server role or a client role with respect to each of the one or more other data storage systems on the basis of the comparison results, and
set up the network adapter to operate in both an RDMA server mode and an RDMA client mode in the same time period during runtime according to the determined roles,
wherein in response to the determining and the setting up by the role management unit, the RDMA-enabled network adapter is configured to:
initiate an RDMA reliable connection to establish a duplex communication channel with a first one of the one or more other data storage systems in response to the data storage system being determined to perform a client role with respect to the first one of the one or more other data storage systems; and
in the same time period as the data storage system being determined to perform the client role, listen for incoming RDMA connections from a second one of the one or more other data storage systems in response to the data storage system being determined to perform a server role with respect to the second one of the one or more other data storage systems.

US Pat. No. 10,116,725

PROCESSING DATA RETRIEVAL REQUESTS IN A GRAPH PROJECTION OF AN APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES (API)

INTUIT INC., Mountain Vi...

1. A method for processing read requests to retrieve data from a plurality of data sources, the method comprising:determining a navigable path of nodes accessed to satisfy a read request based on a graph projection of an application programming interface (API);
generating a plurality of subqueries, each of the plurality of subqueries being associated with a node in the navigable path;
while traversing the nodes according to the navigable path to satisfy the read request:
identifying data associated with lower level nodes in the hierarchy that is cached at a data source associated with a current node,
replacing one or more subqueries directed to data stored at the current node and the identified data with a single subquery executed against the data source associated with the current node, and
executing the single subquery at the current node; and
returning data accessed during traversal of the navigable path.