US Pat. No. 10,555,996

THERAPEUTIC HPV16 VACCINES

1. A recombinant pox virus vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the nucleic acid sequence is operably linked to a promoter.
US Pat. No. 10,555,998

INACTIVATED EQUINE INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINES

Intervet Inc., Madison, ...

1. An isolated equine influenza virus (EIV) isolate comprising a genome that encodes a hemagglutinin protein (HA) comprising an amino acid sequence that comprises 95% or greater identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; wherein the amino acid sequence of the HA:comprises an amino acid residue at position 222 other than that of a tryptophan or an arginine, and either an amino acid residue at position 223 other than that of a valine, or an amino acid residue at position 188 other than that of an asparagine; or
comprises an amino acid residue at position 222 other than that of a tryptophan or an arginine, an amino acid residue at position 223 other than that of a valine, and an amino acid residue at position 188 other than that of an asparagine;
wherein said EIV has been inactivated through being killed in an unnatural manner.
US Pat. No. 10,557,025

POLYPROPYLENE CAP OR FILM COMPOSITION

FINE ORGANICS INDUSTRIES ...

1. A polypropylene cap composition, comprising(i) at least 94% by weight of polypropylene, and
(ii) 0.05% to 1.0% by weight of a slip and/or an anti-blocking agent;
 wherein the slip and/or anti-blocking agent comprises 25% by weight behenamide and 75% by weight distilled glycerol monostearate of 90% purity.
US Pat. No. 10,555,494

ALFALFA VARIETY R410A131

Forage Genetics Internati...

1. A seed of alfalfa variety R410A131, wherein representative seed of said alfalfa variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125606.
US Pat. No. 10,555,497

PEPPER HYBRID DRPB2628 AND PARENTS THEREOF

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A pepper plant comprising at least a first set of the chromosomes of pepper line SBY-XD15-0123GMS, a sample of seed of said line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125003.
US Pat. No. 10,556,011

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADDING SENSORY CONDITIONING CUES IN A PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC REGIMEN

1. An opioid administration kit, comprising:a sequential order of medicine amounts, wherein each said medicine amount in the sequential order is in a unitary form and includes a dose of at least one opioid and an amount of at least one non-active pharmacological agent (NPA), wherein the amount of NPA is configured to provide at least one non-visual sensory cue; and
wherein the opioid dose in each medicine amount within the sequential order is greater than the dose of opioid contained within the next medicine amount within the sequential order, and each medicine amount in the sequential order contains substantially the same amount of the NPA, and wherein the opioid dose in each medicine amount is a prescription drug; and
packaging configured to hold the medicine amounts and indicate the sequential order of the medicine amounts.
US Pat. No. 10,557,038

EROSION RESISTANT COATINGS

Hontek Corporation, Sout...

1. An erosion resistant article comprising an airfoil shaped substrate having a leading edge surface exposed in use to high speed impingement of liquid or solid particles, said leading edge surface covered with a protective coating comprising: a polyurethane or polyurea coating selected from the group consisting of an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer cured with a curing agent, a polyisocyanate cured with a curing agent, and a water dispersion of a pre-reacted polyurethane, said curing agent selected from a group consisting of an aldimine, a ketimine, a polyaspartic ester, a polyamine, one or more polyols and mixtures thereof having a tensile strength greater than 1000 psi (70 kg/cm2), an elongation at break greater than 350%, a tensile set of less than 150%, and a Shore A hardness of 44 A to 95 A as measured at 68° F. when tested without any filler.
US Pat. No. 10,557,039

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BISPHOSPHONIC COMPOUNDS DISSOLVED IN A FLUORINATED SOLVENT, AND USE THEREOF FOR COVERING THE SURFACE OF A PART

Surfactis Technologies, ...

1. A liquid composition containing at least one bisphosphonic compound bearing at least one partially fluorinated, perfluorinated (PF) or perfluoropolyether (PFPE) group, wherein said bisphosphonic compound is dissolved in a nonflammable fluorinated solvent or in a mixture of nonflammable fluorinated solvents.
US Pat. No. 10,556,014

COMPOUNDS CONTAINING A VASCULAR DISRUPTING AGENT

ELLIPSES PHARMA LIMITED, ...

1. A compound or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising a compound X which promotes the formation of stable microtubules in a manner similar to paclitaxel associated with a peptide Y comprising a matrix metalloproteinase cleavage site comprising the amino acid sequence -Arg-Ser-Cit-Gly-Hof-Tyr-Leu- (SEQ ID NO: 4).
US Pat. No. 10,556,016

ARTIFICIAL ANTIGEN-PRESENTING CELLS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING AND USING THE SAME

Indiana University Resear...

1. A biomimetic Janus particle comprising:a) a particle;
b) at least one substantially concentric pattern of a first ligand population bound to the particle, wherein the first ligand population comprises one or more ligands involved in T cell activation and/or one or more molecules to which a ligand involved in T cell activation may be bound; and
c) a second ligand population bound to the particle, wherein the second ligand population is different than the first ligand population and does not substantially overlap the substantially concentric pattern of the first ligand population, and wherein the second ligand population comprises one or more ligands involved in T cell activation and/or one or more molecules to which a ligand involved in T cell activation may be bound,
wherein one of the first ligand population or second ligand population comprise an integrin-binding ligand.
US Pat. No. 10,557,043

TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE NANO SILVER CONTROLLED-RELEASE SMART ANTIBACTERIAL COATING AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

FU ZHOU UNIVERSIT, Fuzho...

1. A temperature-sensitive nano-silver controlled release antibacterial coating composite comprising:25˜35 parts by weight of water,
30˜40 parts by weight of acrylic,
20˜30 parts by weight of polyurethane resin,
2˜3 parts by weight of temperature-sensitive nano-silver controlled release antibacterial agent,
1.5˜2.5 parts by weight of dispersant,
1.0˜1.5 parts by weight of curing agent,
0.8˜1.0 parts by weight of defoamer,
0.5˜0.8 parts by weight of filming additive, and
0.5˜0.8 parts by weight of leveling agent;
wherein the temperature-sensitive nano-silver controlled release antibacterial agent is nano-silver adsorbed to particles of nanometer mesoporous SiO2 modified by poly N-isopropyl acrylamide;
above 32° C. poly N-isopropyl acrylamide on the surface of nano-mesoporous SiO2 particles will shrink, blocking the mesopores and thus preventing the release of internal nano-Ag: when the temperature is below 32° C. poly N-isopropyl acrylamide on the surface of nano-mesoporous SiO2 particles will be in the dilated state, the release of internal nano-Ag becomes unimpeded, so that controlled release of nano Ag can be achieved.
US Pat. No. 10,555,506

NON-HUMAN MAMMALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CHIMERIC ANTIBODIES

ABLEXIS, LLC, San Diego,...

1. A mouse whose genome comprises a transgene comprising an immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) locus, or a portion thereof, wherein said IgH locus comprises in operable linkage from 5? to 3? an unrearranged DNA sequence of a human variable heavy (VH) gene segment, a diversity heavy (DH) gene segment, and a human joining heavy (JH) gene segment, operably linked to a constant region gene comprising a human CH1 exon, a human Cupper hinge exon, a human or mouse Cmiddle hinge exon, a mouse CH2 exon and a mouse CH3 exon, wherein the human CH1 exon is selected from the group consisting of a human mu constant region (C?) CH1 exon, a human delta constant region (C?) CH1 exon, a human gamma-1 constant region (C?l) CH1 exon, a human gamma-2 constant region (C?2) CH1 exon, a human gamma-4 constant region (C?4) CH1 exon, a human alpha constant region (C?) CH1 exon, and a human epsilon constant region (C?) CH1 exon, wherein the IgH locus further comprise an IgH non-coding region and wherein during B cell development, the IgH locus undergoes gene rearrangement and expresses a chimeric immunoglobulin heavy chain comprising a human heavy chain variable domain and a chimeric IgH constant domain.
US Pat. No. 10,557,051

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN INK, INK, AND USE OF SAME

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH...

1. A method for producing an ink, comprising:a) producing, via a wet milling process using a first solvent, nanoparticles having a size of 0.1 to 20 nm;
b) covalently bonding, by coupling reactions, short-chain, branched organic stabilizer molecules to surfaces of the nanoparticles to form stabilized nanoparticles; and
c) forming the ink by dissolving the stabilized nanoparticles in a second solvent and dispersing the stabilized nanoparticles in the second solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,557,053

UNIVERSAL PIGMENT PREPARATIONS FOR POINT-OF-SALE USE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A pigment preparation comprising, based in each case on the total weight of the preparation,(A) 1 to 80 wt % of a pigment component which comprises a pigment and optionally a filler;
(B) 0.01 to 10 wt % of a water-soluble, anionic, surface-active additive selected from the group consisting of homo- and copolymers of ethylenically unsaturated monocarboxylic acids and/or ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acids, which may further comprise, in copolymerized form, vinyl monomers comprising no acid function, and of the salts of the homo- and copolymers, the homo- and copolymers being at least partly esterified with a polyether alcohol or a derivative thereof;
(C) 0.01 to 8 wt % of a phosphoric ester of the formula (I):
[RO—(C2-C3-alkylene oxide)y]x-PO(OH)3-x  (I)
wherein
the radical R independently at each occurrence is linear or branched C8-C22-alkyl, C8-C22-alkenyl or phenyl which may be substituted by C1-C12-alkyl, styryl or methyl-substituted styryl,
the (C2-C3-alkylene oxide) group is ethylene oxide and/or propylene oxide,
x=1 or 2, and
y=1-100;
(D) 0 to 20 wt % of one or more further additives customary for aqueous pigment preparations; and
(E) water,
where the sum of the percentages by weight of components (A) to (E) makes 100 wt %.
US Pat. No. 10,557,059

SLURRY, POLISHING-SOLUTION SET, POLISHING SOLUTION, SUBSTRATE POLISHING METHOD, AND SUBSTRATE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A slurry comprising:an abrasive grain; and
water, wherein
the abrasive grain includes a hydroxide of a tetravalent metal element, produces absorbance of 1.00 or more and less than 1.50 for light having a wavelength of 400 nm in an aqueous dispersion having a content of the abrasive grain adjusted to 1.0 mass %, and produces absorbance of 0.035 or more for light having a wavelength of 400 nm in a liquid phase obtained when centrifuging an aqueous dispersion having a content of the abrasive grain adjusted to 1.0 mass % for 50 minutes at a centrifugal acceleration of 1.59×105 G.
US Pat. No. 10,557,060

METHOD OF CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING A SUBSTRATE

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method of polishing a substrate, comprising:providing the substrate, wherein the substrate comprises tungsten (W) and titanium (Ti);
providing a chemical mechanical polishing composition, consisting of, as initial components:
water;
an oxidizing agent;
an allylamine additive selected from the group consisting of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) and poly(allylamine);
a colloidal silica abrasive having a permanent positive surface charge;
a carboxylic acid;
a source of iron (III) ions; and,
optionally, a pH adjusting agent; and wherein the chemical mechanical polishing composition has a pH of 1 to 4;
providing a chemical mechanical polishing pad, having a polishing surface;
creating dynamic contact at an interface between the chemical mechanical polishing pad and the substrate; and
dispensing the chemical mechanical polishing composition onto the polishing surface of the chemical mechanical polishing pad at or near the interface between the chemical mechanical polishing pad and the substrate;
wherein at least some of the tungsten (W) is polished away from the substrate at a tungsten (W) removal rate; wherein at least some of the titanium (Ti) is polished away from the substrate at a titanium (Ti) removal rate; wherein the chemical mechanical polishing composition provided has a removal rate selectivity for the tungsten (W) versus the titanium (Ti); and, wherein the tungsten (W) removal rate is ?35 times higher than the titanium (Ti) removal rate.
US Pat. No. 10,555,531

BIOFILM INHIBITING COMPOSITIONS ENHANCING WEIGHT GAIN IN LIVESTOCK

Akeso Biomedical, Inc., ...

1. An antibiotic-free animal feed product comprising one or more compounds represented by:Fe(III)x((ligand))y   Formula Ior a salt or hydrate thereof, whereinx is an integer value of 1-2,
y is an integer value of 1-3 and
each ligand present is independently a conjugate base of an ?-hydroxy acid selected from citric acid, tartaric acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, quinic acid, isoleucic acid, valic acid, malic acid, and mandelic acid; or
each ligand is a conjugate base of an amino acid independently selected from the group consisting of alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamine, glutamic acid, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, and valine;
wherein the compound is in an effective amount to reduce enteropathogen load in a mammal or bird and wherein when the ligand is a conjugate base of citric acid, the concentration of the compound is from 0.1 g/kg of feed to 2 g/kg of feed.
US Pat. No. 10,557,078

BRINE RESISTANT SILICA SOL

NISSAN CHEMICAL AMERICA C...

1. A method of recovering hydrocarbon from subterranean formation, comprisinga) introducing to the subterranean formation a fluid comprising a brine resistant aqueous silica sol, wherein the brine resistant aqueous silica sol comprises silica particles surface functionalized with a polysiloxane oligomer comprising
a monomeric unit of glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane and
a monomeric unit selected from the group consisting of phenyltrimethoxysilane, methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane, isobutyltrimethoxysilane, vinyltrimethoxysilane, 2-(7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]hept-3-yl)ethyltrimethoxysilane, and hexamethyldisiloxane;
wherein the silica particles have an average diameter of between about 1 nm and about 100 nm, and
wherein the brine resistant aqueous silica sol is stable to brine exposure under at least two of the tests selected from the group consisting of
1) API Brine by Visual Observation,
2) Artificial Seawater by Visual Observation, and
3) API Brine Resistance Test by use of a Turbidimeter,
wherein under the test of API Brine by Visual Observation or Artificial Seawater by Visual Observation, a stable aqueous silica sol does not become visibly hazy and opaque or undergo gelation at 10 minutes or 24 hours after brine exposure; and
wherein under the test of API Brine Resistance Test by use of a Turbidimeter, a stable aqueous silica sol does not have a change in turbidity of more than 100 Nephelometric Turbidity Units at 24 hours after brine exposure compared to initial turbidity after brine exposure,
wherein the monomeric unit of glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane and monomeric unit of phenyltrimethoxysilane, exhibit a critical surface tension in the range of from about 40 mN/m to about 50 mN/m; and
wherein the methacryloxypropyl trimethoxysilane, isobutyl trimethoxysilane, vinyltrimethoxysilane, 2-(7-oxabicyclo[4.1.0]hept-3-yl)ethyltrimethoxysilane and hexamethyldisiloxane; exhibit a critical surface tension in the range of from about 15 mN/m to about 39.5 mN/m; and
b) recovering the hydrocarbon from the subterranean formation.
US Pat. No. 10,555,543

CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTS WITH PEA PROTEINS

Roquette Freres, Lestrem...

1. A confectionery traditionally made with milk comprising Maillard reacted proteins and reducing carbohydrates, said proteins include at least 0.5% to 30% of pea proteins in dry weight, relative to the total dry weight of the confectionery, and 0.5% to 30% of milk proteins by weight, relative to the total weight of the confectionery, wherein the confectionery traditionally made with milk at least maintains organoleptic properties of a milk only confectionery, wherein the confectionery is selected from the group consisting of soft or hard caramels, toffees and fudges, wherein the residual moisture of said confectionery varies between 3 to 10%.
US Pat. No. 10,557,096

COPOLYMER AND USE THEREOF FOR REDUCING CRYSTALLIZATION OF PARAFFIN CRYSTALS IN FUELS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A copolymer, obtained by copolymerization of(A) at least one unsaturated dicarboxylic acid or a derivative thereof,
(B) at least one ?-olefin having from at least 6 up to and including 20 carbon atoms,
(C) at least one C3- to C20-alkyl ester of acrylic acid or methacrylic acid or a mixture thereof and
(D) optionally one or more further copolymerizable monomers other than monomers (A), (B) and (C),
followed by reaction with at least one dialkylamine (E), where two alkyl radicals in the at least one dialkylamine (E) are independently alkyl radicals having at least 17 up to 30 carbon atoms.
US Pat. No. 10,557,102

LUBRICANT FOR MARINE ENGINES

TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES,...

1. A lubricant composition for marine engines, comprising:at least 40% by weight of lubricant base oil,
at least one fatty amine of formula (I):
R1R2N—(CH2)3—[NH(CH2)3]n—NH2   (I)
wherein:
R1 represents a saturated, linear or branched alkyl group comprising at least 14 carbon atoms,
R2 represents a saturated, linear or branched alkyl group comprising at least 14 carbon atoms,
n represents 0, 1 or 2,
the fatty amine having a BN determined according to standard ASTM D-2896 ranging from 150 to 350 milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of amine, and
at least 3% by weight of overbased detergent and/or neutral detergent relative to a total weight of the composition, the overbased and/or neutral detergent selected so that a BN provided by the overbased and/or neutral detergent represents a contribution of greater than 40 mg KOH/g of lubricant,
wherein a mass percentage of fatty amine of formula (I) relative to the total weight of the lubricant composition is from 0.1 to 15% and is chosen so that a BN provided by the fatty amine of formula (I) represents a contribution of from 5 to 30 milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of lubricant, and
said lubricant composition having a BN determined according to standard ASTM D-2896 of at least 74 milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of lubricant composition and a kinematic viscosity measured according to standard ASTM D445 at 100° C. ranging from 12.5 to 26.1 cSt.
US Pat. No. 10,557,119

ERYTHROID CELLS COMPRISING PHENYLALANINE AMMONIA LYASE

RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. An enucleated erythroid cell comprising an exogenous polypeptide comprising phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) or a functional fragment thereof,wherein the enucleated erythroid cell is made by a process comprising introducing an exogenous nucleic acid encoding the exogenous polypeptide into a nucleated erythroid cell precursor.
US Pat. No. 10,556,880

NICOTINE SALTS, CO-CRYSTALS, AND SALT CO-CRYSTAL COMPLEXES

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Com...

1. Asalt of nicotine and 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, wherein the salt is in an anhydrous form characterized by an X-ray powder diffraction pattern having peaks at one or more of the following 2-theta diffraction angles: 12.7, 17.8, 19.7, 20.2, 21.3, 24.5, 24.9, 25.8, and 29.8.
US Pat. No. 10,557,138

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR VIRUS CONTROL IN VARROA MITE AND BEES

BEEOLOGICS, INC., St. Lo...

1. A method of reducing viral load or suppressing viral replication in a Varroa destructor mite infected by a virus, the method comprising providing to the Varroa destructor mite infected by a virus a composition comprising an effective amount of at least one double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) which comprises a nucleic acid sequence that is identical or complementary to a sequence of at least 21 contiguous nucleotides of a viral gene in said virus, wherein the dsRNA downregulates expression of said viral gene in the Varroa destructor mite, thereby reducing viral load or suppressing viral replication in the Varroa destructor mite.
US Pat. No. 10,557,141

PLANT TRANSFORMATION METHOD

BASF PLANT SCIENCE COMPAN...

1. A method for producing a transgenic plant, comprising the steps of:a) providing a wounded transformable explant, comprising a hypocotyl or a portion thereof, at least one cotyledon, and wounded tissue selected from a group consisting of:
i. wounded meristematic tissue of a primary or higher leaf node,
ii. wounded meristematic tissue of the cotyledonary node; and
iii. wounded epicotyl tissue;
b) transforming cells of said wounded tissue with a polynucleotide comprising at least one plant expression cassette comprising a selectable marker gene;
c) transferring said explant with transformed cells from step b) to a growing medium by inserting the hypocotyl, or portion thereof, of said explant with transformed cells from step b) into said growing medium comprising at least one selection compound for said selectable marker gene, wherein the explant is placed in an upward position in the growing medium;
d) allowing said explant from step c) to form a shoot and/or allowing the shoot to elongate, wherein said shoot comprises plant cells comprising said polynucleotide comprising said least one plant expression cassette comprising said selectable marker gene; and
e) producing the transgenic plant by either (1) regenerating the transgenic plant from said shoot without separating the shoot or (2) separating the shoot and then regenerating the transgenic plant from the separated shoot,
wherein, in steps c) and d), the transformed plant cells of the explant are not in direct contact with the surface of the growing medium comprising the selection compound, and
wherein the hypocotyl, or portion thereof, is not transformed with the polynucleotide comprising the at least one plant expression cassette.
US Pat. No. 10,557,153

DEGRADATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIAL

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

1. A method for the treatment of corn stover which method comprises contacting pretreated corn stover with a composition comprising three or more enzyme activities, said enzyme activities being cellulase and/or hemicellulase activities, wherein:a) the composition comprises an endoglucanase, cellobiohydrolase and ?-glucosidase which are derived from Talaromyces emersonii and the composition is provided in an amount from 0.15 to 1.5 mg enzyme protein per gram corn stover dry matter (mg EP/g CS dm)
b) the pH during the treatment is about 4.5 or lower,
c) the pretreated corn stover is produced by a method comprising exposing corn stover to an acid prior to contacting the corn stover with the composition,
d) the treatment is carried out at a dry matter content of 15% to 25%; and
e) said method results in at least 80% conversion of cellulose to a sugar or sugars.
US Pat. No. 10,557,161

RECOMBINANT HUMAN ADA2 AND ADA2 FUSION PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ADA2 DEFICIENCIES

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an isolated human adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) protein, or biologically active fragment thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the ADA2 protein, or biologically active fragment thereof, increases differentiation of monocytes into M2 macrophages, and wherein the ADA2 protein, or biologically active fragment thereof, comprises SEQ ID NO:1, or a functional peptide having one or more asparagine-to-alanine substitutions at amino acid position 127, 174, 185, and/or 378 of SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,555,882

MONOUNSATURATED FATTY ACID FOR NAILCARE

1. A cosmetic nailcare method for treating brittle, fragile, soft or split nails, or nails which have a dull appearance, the method comprising:administering, via the oral route, coriander seed oil as an active agent to an individual in need thereof,
wherein the coriander seed oil contains petroselinic acid, the content of which is such that the daily dose of petroselinic acid ranges from 80 to 1000 mg/d.
US Pat. No. 10,556,140

AZEOTROPE-LIKE COMPOSITIONS OF CIS-1,1,1,4,4,4-HEXAFLUORO-2-BUTENE

Honeywell International I...

1. An azeotrope-like composition comprising from greater than 59.4 wt % to 97.1 wt % of the compound cis-1,1,1,4,4,4-hexafluoro-2-butene (Z-HFO-1336mzzm) and from 2.9 wt % to less than 40.6 wt % of water.
US Pat. No. 10,556,405

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR AEROGEL LAMINATE, AND AEROGEL LAMINATE ROLL

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A production method for an aerogel laminate comprising a support, and an aerogel layer disposed on the support, the aerogel layer being a layer containing an aerogel having a structure derived from polysiloxane and having a thickness of 10 ?m to 200 ?m, the method comprising:a step of washing a wet gel laminate comprising the support and a wet gel layer disposed on the support by a roll-to-roll scheme.
US Pat. No. 10,555,896

SKIN PENETRATION ENHANCING METHOD AND ITS PENETRATION ENHANCER

XIAMEN UNIVERSITY, Xiame...

1. A skin penetration enhancer, wherein:the enhancer comprises sponge spicules or a composition containing sponge spicules,
the sponge spicules are derived from sponge Haliclona sp,
the composition containing sponge spicules is a phosphate buffer, and
a mass concentration of the sponge spicules in the phosphate buffer is 10-100 mg/mL.
US Pat. No. 10,556,411

WATER BARRIER LAMINATE

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A water barrier laminate comprising a plastic base material, the water barrier laminate being adapted for use in an arrangement wherein an outer surface of the water barrier laminate faces an atmosphere having a relatively high water content and an inner surface of the water barrier laminate faces an atmosphere having a relatively low water content, wherein:a first inorganic barrier layer, a water-trapping layer and a second inorganic barrier layer are formed in this order on the inner surface side of said plastic base material;
an auxiliary water-trapping layer is formed on said inner surface side of said second inorganic barrier layer to trap water from the side surface; and
said auxiliary water-trapping layer faces the atmosphere having the relatively low water content or is located in a region at a distance of not more than 20 ?m from the surface that faces the atmosphere having the relatively low water content.

US Pat. No. 10,560,907

METHOD FOR DETERMINING TRANSMIT POWER IN COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT SCENARIO AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory to store program code;
a processor in communication with the memory; and
wherein the program code, when executed by the processor, causes the apparatus to:
obtain configuration information for determining a transmit power used for transmitting a signal at each coverage enhancement level,
determine, according to the configuration information, a transmit power used for transmitting the signal at a coverage enhancement level currently used by the apparatus,
when the configuration information comprises a maximum quantity of signal transmitting attempts corresponding to each coverage enhancement level, determine, from the configuration information, a maximum quantity of signal transmitting attempts at the coverage enhancement level currently used by the apparatus, and
transmit the signal using the determined transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,560,874

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH PROFILE BASED ALLOCATION AND MANAGEMENT OF A TIME-VARYING TOPOLOGY NETWORK

Hughes Network Systems LL...

1. An apparatus for dynamic allocation of bandwidth to terminals in a mobile node network, comprising:a processor and a memory coupled to the mobile node network, the memory configured to store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
store in the memory a record of a current state of the mobile node network, including a record of allocations of bandwidth to the terminals, current commitments of bandwidth at each node of a plurality of mobile nodes of the mobile node network, current capacity of each edge of each of the plurality of mobile nodes, and congestion points of the mobile node network;
collect updated information from one or more of the mobile nodes regarding the current state of the network, at a reference time;
obtain routing tables for the network, for a next reference time; and
upon receipt, from a requesting terminal among the terminals, of a demand for increased bandwidth to:
estimate, for each of the mobile nodes, based at least in part on the stored record identifying the current state of the network, whether the current commitments of bandwidth will be met if the increased bandwidth is allocated to the requesting terminal, and
upon a result of the estimate meeting a criteria, transmit an allocation to the requesting terminal of an increased bandwidth corresponding to the demand, and
wherein:
the routing tables are configured as per-priority routing tables, for each of a plurality of priorities,
the current commitments of bandwidth include per-priority commitments,
the increased bandwidth is a per-priority increased bandwidth,
the estimation, for each mobile node, whether the current commitments of bandwidth will be met includes executing inner loop sequence within an outer loop sequence, wherein:
the outer loop is executed once for each priority, and
an inner loop sequence is executed N times for each execution of the outer loop sequence, N being the number of mobile nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,863

METHOD OF OPERATING CELLULAR MOBILE RADIO NETWORK

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method of acquiring parameters reflecting the supply quality of a cellular mobile radio network having at least one mobile radio terminal that is a conventional subscriber terminal of a user of the mobile radio network and a base station, the method comprising the steps of:the mobile radio terminal
receiving a control message from the base station for configuration of the mobile radio terminal to acquire parameters when entering a predefined area, wherein in the control message at least the parameters are specified and the acquisition area is defined,
determining the current position of the mobile radio terminal,
determining the parameters when the mobile radio terminal has reached the area within the mobile radio network, and
sending the parameters to the base station in a report message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,860

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING UPLINK CHANNEL CONDITION

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a transmission point, an initial configuration identifying a group of assessment devices;
determining, by the transmission point, a channel condition for each communications channel between one of the assessment devices and the transmission point; comparing, by the transmission point, each of the channel conditions with a first threshold;
transmitting, by the transmission point, a report to a network entity in response to at least one of the channel conditions meeting the first threshold; and
transmitting, by the transmission point, an uplink coordinated multiple point (CoMP) transmission to a group of uplink CoMP receiving devices grouped in accordance with the report, for multiple point reception and reconstruction of the uplink CoMP transmission, the group of assessment devices having a different membership than the group of uplink CoMP receiving devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,843

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING SECURITY AND INFORMATION FOR PROXIMITY BASED SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A security communication method for user equipment (UE) for proximity based services (prose), the security communication method comprising:transmitting, to a prose function, a first message including a public key of the UE and a prose function identification (ID);
receiving, from the prose function, a prose authentication token in response to the first message;
transmitting, to the prose function, a second message including a value determined based on the prose authentication token;
receiving, from the prose function, a third message including a prose group key (PGK), a PGK ID, and a prose public land mobile network (PLMN) list;
generating a prose traffic key (PTK) based on the PGK and a PTK ID;
deriving a prose encryption key (PEK) based on the PTK;
receiving, from the prose function, a public key of another UE communicating with the UE; and
performing a device-to-device (D2D) communication by encrypting data based on the PEK and using the public key of the other UE.

US Pat. No. 10,560,835

LIGHTING SYSTEM, SETTING DEVICE, AND PAIRING METHOD FOR LIGHTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of luminaires;
a wireless controller that wirelessly communicates with the plurality of luminaires; and
a setting device that wirelessly communicates with the plurality of luminaires,
wherein the plurality of luminaires have mutually different addresses,
the setting device includes:
a communication unit configured to transmit an address request signal to the plurality of luminaires at a first transmission power level and receiving one or more addresses from one or more of the plurality of luminaires; and
a control unit configured to determine whether a total number of the one or more addresses transmitted from the one or more of the plurality of luminaires in response to the address request signal is within a target range which is stored in advance in the setting device, the target range being used for determining whether a paring operation is performed or not for the one or more of the plurality of luminaires which transmitted the one or more addresses, and
the control unit is configured to:
instruct the communication unit to transmit a new address request signal at a second transmission power level different from the first transmission power level when the total number of the one or more addresses is outside the target range, and
execute pairing between the wireless controller and the one or more of the plurality of luminaires that responded to the address request signal when the total number of the one or more addresses is within the target range.

US Pat. No. 10,560,830

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A wireless communication terminal comprising:data storage that stores data;
a memory that stores instructions; and
at least one first processor and at least one second processor each coupled to the memory, the at least one first processor being operative with the instructions in order to:
perform short-range wireless communication mutually with another wireless communication terminal within a range of the short-range wireless communication,
the at least on second processor being operative with the instructions in order to
perform synchronization of the data by communicating the data stored in the data storage with the another wireless communication terminal by the short-range wireless communication, wherein
the at least one first processor is operative with the instructions further in order to:
perform activation of an activation target structure including the at least one second processor in the same period of time as an activation of another activation target structure included in the another wireless communication terminal, the activation being a change of a state of the activation target structure from a non-activated state to an activated state, the non-activated state being a state where operations are performed with less power in comparison with the activated state or a state where power is not supplied, the activated state being a state where the synchronization is capable of being performed; and cause the activation target structure to operate so as to synchronize the data, and wherein
the at least one first processor is operative to perform, at a timing when the data stored in the data storage is changed, the activation of the activation target structure included in the wireless communication terminal in the same period of time as an activation of the another activation target structure included in the another wireless communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,820

REMOTELY CONTROLLING ASPECTS OF POOLS AND SPAS

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC, ...

3. A method of controlling pool or spa equipment installed at a site, comprising:a. wirelessly transmitting signals from a networking device present at the site;
b. receiving, at a receiving device, the signals wirelessly transmitted by the networking device;
c. receiving user input at the receiving device causing the receiving device to communicate wirelessly with the networking device;
d. thereafter wirelessly transmitting, from the networking device to the receiving device, a first service set identifier (SSID) of a first Wi-Fi network and a second SSID of a second Wi-Fi network with both of which the networking device is capable of communicating wirelessly;
e. displaying on the receiving device information about the first and second SSIDs wirelessly transmitted by the networking device;
f. receiving user input at the receiving device, including receiving a user's selection of the first Wi-Fi network or the second Wi-Fi network, and causing the networking device to communicate wirelessly with the first or second Wi-Fi network as selected by the user; and
g. controlling pool or spa equipment via the networking device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,812

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MBMS COMMUNICATIONS AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MBMSS

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. A method for performing Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) communications, comprising:acquiring location area information for an MBMS service at a network entity in a network side of a cellular system, wherein the location area information includes a service area identifier for the MBMS service; and
notifying a User Equipment (UE) of the location area information for the MBMS service, wherein the notifying includes providing the location area information from the network entity to the UE via a base station, wherein the service area identifier for the MBMS service corresponds to a coverage area for the MBMS service within the cellular system.

US Pat. No. 10,560,805

PROXIMITY BASED POSITIONING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for determining a reporting threshold related to proximity based positioning in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:obtaining a propagation model, wherein the propagation model is a Received Signal Strength (RSS) model;
obtaining deployment information relating to deployment of reference network nodes serving as transmitters in the wireless communications network and comprising any one or more out of: a transmitter location, a transmitter power and a building information;
for each of a plurality of candidate reporting thresholds calculating a corresponding localization accuracy metric based on:
the deployment information related to a deployment of the wireless communications network;
an evaluation position related to the evaluation of a received signal;
a propagation model relating the evaluation position and the evaluation of the received signal; and
the respective candidate reporting threshold; and
determining the reporting threshold based on the plurality of corresponding localization accuracy metrics,
wherein determining the reporting threshold is further based on that the corresponding localization accuracy metric fulfils a requirement related to localization accuracy or an optimization of the localization accuracy metric with respect to the reporting threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,803

COGNITIVE GEOFENCE UPDATES

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:examining data of breaches of a geofence by client computer devices;
updating a location of the geofence so that the location of the geofence is an updated location, wherein the updating is in dependence on the examining data of breaches of a geofence by client computer devices;
obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location; and
providing one or more output in response to the obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location, wherein the examining includes determining a certain region of a perimeter of the geofence as having a highest predicted number of breaches and wherein the updating a location of the geofence includes performing the updating so that the updated location is based on the determined certain region, wherein the updating a location of the geofence includes updating the location of the geofence in response to a difference between a predicted number breaches at the certain region of the perimeter and a predicted average number of breaches per region of the perimeter satisfying a threshold criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,780

PHASE ALIGNMENT IN AN AUDIO BUS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

17. An apparatus comprising:a speaker;
a plurality of sample logic circuits coupled to the speaker;
a SOUNDWIRE slave circuit comprising a plurality of data ports, each of the plurality of data ports coupled to respective ones of the plurality of sample logic circuits; and
a synchronization logic circuit coupled to the SOUNDWIRE slave circuit and configured to cause each of the plurality of data ports to release audio data to the respective ones of the plurality of sample logic circuits concurrently.

US Pat. No. 10,560,776

IN-EAR NOISE DOSIMETER

WiSys Technology Foundati...

1. A system for making in-ear measurements of sound pressure levels of a human user, comprising:an ear piece sized to fit within an ear canal of the human user and defined by a tubular stub having a channel extending along a channel axis from the outer ear to the ear canal and sized to releasably receive a sound transmitting tube adapted to conduct sound pressure signals along the channel into the ear canal from an external audio device and having a port having a port axis transverse to the channel axis of the channel: and a microphone within the ear canal positioned within the port and displaced from a path of the channel and adapted to receive sound pressure signals from within the ear canal wherein the sound pressure signals are communicated to a sound monitor; wherein the port is on an exterior surface of the tubular stub.

US Pat. No. 10,560,767

SOUND GENERATOR, A SHIELDING AND A SPOUT

Sonion Nederland B.V., H...

1. A sound generator comprising:a housing having a first, plane, wall portion with a housing opening,
a shielding element, for shielding against electrical and/or magnetic fields, covering at least a portion of the first wall portion and having a shield opening, the shielding element being positioned adjacent to the first wall portion, where:
a sound outlet formed by an overlap, when projected on to a plane of the first wall portion, of an outline of the housing opening and an outline of the shield opening,
the shield opening has, when projected on to the plane, an area being no more than 150% of an area of the sound outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,560,765

NODE WITH COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL SWITCHING

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A Multi-Chip Module (MCM), comprising:a substrate;
a switch controller on the substrate; and
an optical module on the substrate including at least one optical crosspoint switch configured to selectively route an optical signal received by the optical module out of the MCM without the MCM buffering data from the received optical signal or without converting the received optical signal into an electrical signal for processing data from the received optical signal by the switch controller, wherein the MCM serves as a node in a network of nodes and the MCM is optically connected to at least one other node in the network; and
wherein the switch controller is configured to:
identify an address from an optical signal received by the optical module corresponding to one or more nodes in the network; and
determine whether to activate an optical crosspoint switch of the at least one optical crosspoint switch based on the identified address.

US Pat. No. 10,560,764

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING SENSORS FOR SIGNAL DETECTION

AQUARIUS SPECTRUM LTD., ...

1. A system comprising:a sensor configured to detect sensor inputs from a signal source and generate a sensor output signal;
a synchronization adaptor configured to:
generate a timing synchronization signal,
receive the sensor output signal from the sensor,
transmit the timing synchronization signal on a communication channel, and
transmit the sensor output signal on the communication channel; and
a mobile computing device configured to:
generate a synchronization control signal,
transmit the synchronization control signal via an audio channel of an audio jack of the mobile computing device to the synchronization adaptor, and
receive the sensor output signal and the timing synchronization signal via a microphone channel of the audio jack of the mobile computing device from the synchronization adaptor,
wherein the synchronization adaptor comprises:
a control signal input port configured to receive the synchronization control signal from the mobile computing device; and
a switch configured to control between transmitting the timing synchronization signal and transmitting the sensor output signal on the communication channel to the mobile computing device based on the synchronization control signal generated by the mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,760

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

Zed Creative Inc., Halif...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:generating, by a computer, a media layer file comprising programmatic code indicating a storage location of a media file configured to be displayed on a graphical user interface;
generating, by a computer, a first canvas layer file comprising programmatic code defining a set of one or more coordinates corresponding to the media file and configured as a hypermedia link triggering display of one or more second canvas layers;
generating, by a computer, a second canvas layer file comprising programmatic code defining a set of one or more coordinates corresponding to the first canvas layer and the media layer file, the set of or more coordinates configured to be a hypermedia link triggering display of a user interface, and the second canvas layer configured to communicate data between an end-user device and a third-party server; and
assembling, by the computer, an interactive media file distributable in a self-contained manner to other computers based upon the respective programmatic code of the media layer file, the first canvas layer, and the second canvas layer; wherein
a viewer of the media file when displayed on the graphical user interface can select the hypermedia link by a user action within the graphical user interface associated with the set of one or more coordinates;
the set of one or more coordinates configured to be the hypermedia link are associated with a predetermined portion of visual content within the media file to be displayed on the graphical user interface; and
a remote server can transmit and render the media file together with content defined by at least one of the first canvas file and the second canvas file to a user accessing the interactive media file independent of geographic location and time and receive selections of the hypermedia link by the user to trigger display of the user interface associated with the second canvas layer to the user; wherein
absent a selection action by the viewer of the media file with respect to a hypermedia link defined by the first canvas layer file the media file is displayed to the viewer independent of displaying the one or more second canvas layers;
absent a selection action by the viewer of the media file with respect to a hypermedia link defined by the second canvas layer file the media file is displayed to the viewer independent of displaying the graphical user interface;
upon a selection action by the viewer of the media file with respect to a hypermedia link defined by the set of one or more coordinates within the first canvas layer file displaying to the viewer the one or more second canvas layers in conjunction with the media file; and
upon a selection action by the viewer of the media file with respect to a hypermedia link defined by the set of one or more coordinates within the second canvas layer file displaying to the viewer the graphical user interface in conjunction with the media file.

US Pat. No. 10,560,755

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONCURRENTLY TRANSMITTING OBJECT DATA BY WAY OF PARALLEL NETWORK INTERFACES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:preparing, by an upload box that is associated with a 360-degree camera including a plurality of segment capture cameras and that is communicatively coupled with a virtual reality media backend server by way of a first network interface and by way of a second network interface parallel to the first network interface, object data that includes discrete video images that are captured by each of the plurality of segment capture cameras and are collectively representative of a 360-degree image of real-world scenery, the preparing of the object data performed in accordance with a data partitioning protocol for transmission to the virtual reality media backend server by partitioning the object data into a first data stream and a second data stream by:
dynamically monitoring a first data transfer rate associated with the first network interface and a second data transfer rate associated with the second network interface,
detecting a change in at least one of the first and second data transfer rates based on the dynamic monitoring, and
dynamically changing, in response to the detecting of the change in the at least one of the first and second data transfer rates, which object data is partitioned into the first data stream and the second data stream by dynamically reapportioning, from the first data stream to the second data stream, a particular discrete video image captured by a particular segment capture camera; and
transmitting, by the upload box to the virtual reality media backend server, the prepared object data at an overall data transfer rate that is at least as great as a sum of the first data transfer rate and the second data transfer rate by:
transmitting the first data stream by way of the first network interface at the first data transfer rate, and
transmitting, concurrently with the transmission of the first data stream by way of the first network interface, the second data stream by way of the second network interface at the second data transfer rate.

US Pat. No. 10,560,752

APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
in respect of virtual reality content comprising video imagery configured to provide a virtual reality space for viewing in virtual reality, wherein a virtual reality view presented to a user provides for viewing of the virtual reality content, the virtual reality view comprising a spatial portion of the video imagery that forms the virtual reality space and being smaller in spatial extent than the spatial extent of the video imagery of the virtual reality space, the virtual reality content including spatial audio wherein the perceived direction to an audio event related to a visual event in the video imagery corresponds to a visual location of said visual event as presented in the virtual reality space;
based on a change in the viewing direction of the virtual reality view by the user from a first viewing direction to a second viewing direction, and wherein said second viewing direction corresponds to, within a direction threshold, a direction of a particular audio event, a start of which occurred prior to the change in the viewing direction;
provide for display of missed event content, the missed event content comprising at least visual imagery extracted from the video imagery of the virtual reality content that shows the visual event corresponding to the particular audio event, a temporal start point of the missed event content being prior to a temporal point in the virtual reality content when the change in the viewing direction occurred and based on the particular audio event.

US Pat. No. 10,560,740

METHODS, APPARATUS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO ESTIMATE LOCAL MARKET AUDIENCES OF MEDIA CONTENT

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. An audience measurement apparatus comprising:first estimator means for determining a first audience metric based on set-top box return path tuning data obtained from a plurality of set-top boxes located in a first geographic area;
second estimator means for determining a second audience metric from a portion of audience measurement data corresponding to a second geographic area different from the first geographic area, the portion of the audience measurement data associated with monitored sites in the second geographic area having second set-top box characteristics that correspond with first set-top box characteristics of the plurality of set-top boxes located in the first geographic area; and
third estimator means for (i) determining a plurality of ratios of respective first audience metrics determined for respective demographic stratifications to corresponding second audience metrics determined for the respective demographic stratifications, and (ii) combining the plurality of ratios after multiplication with third audience metrics determined for the respective demographic stratifications from the audience measurement data to determine an audience exposure metric estimating exposure to media in the first geographic area.

US Pat. No. 10,560,739

METHOD, SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR EXTRACTING AND PROVIDING HIGHLIGHT IMAGE OF VIDEO CONTENT

Naver Corporation, Seong...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising computer readable instructions, which when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:transmit video content to a first client electronic device;
receive a selection of a partial section of the video content from the first client electronic device, the partial section of the video content corresponding to a subset of a full version of the video content;
extract a first highlight image from the video content, the first highlight image corresponding to the partial section, the first highlight image being video corresponding to the partial section;
store the first highlight, image in association with the video content;
transmit the first highlight image along with an embedded comment associated with the video content to a second client electronic device;
receive an input event corresponding to a content switch gesture from the second client electronic device, the content switch gesture indicating a switch from playing of the first highlight image to playing of the full version of the video content;
transmit the video content to the second client electronic device as a full version of the first highlight image in response to the input event; and
extract a third highlight image from the video content based on accumulation information regarding at least one of,
an iterative section of the video content, the iterative section being a section of the video content that has been played back using a rewind function,
a captured section of the video content, the captured section being a section of the video content that has been recorded, or
a shared section of the video content, the shared section being a section of the video content that has been shared by at least one client electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,737

VOICE-CONTROLLED MULTIMEDIA DEVICE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, at a microphone of a voice-controlled device having an internal speaker, a first speech input from a user, wherein the voice-controlled device is operatively connected to a first audio video (AV) input port of an AV display device, the first speech input including a wakeword;
determining, by the voice-controlled device, that a power state of the AV display device indicates that the AV display device is an ON state;
determining, by the voice-controlled device, an active AV input port of the AV display device to be an AV input other than the first AV input port;
sending data from the voice-controlled device to the AV display device to mute the AV display device;
receiving, at the microphone of the voice-controlled device, a second speech input, the second speech input including a user command to play content;
sending, by the voice-controlled device, data associated with at least the user command and the power state to a remote server computer;
receiving, by the voice-controlled device, response data from the remote server computer, wherein the response data comprises:
an indication that requested content includes video content;
instructions to set the active AV input port of the AV display device to the first AV port; and
a content source location identifier indicating a content source location for the video content;
based on the instructions to set the active AV input port of the AV display device to the first AV port, sending data from the voice-controlled device to the AV display device to set the active AV input port of the AV display device to the first AV port; and
sending data from the voice-controlled device to the AV display device to unmute the AV display device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,735

MEDIA AUGMENTATION THROUGH AUTOMOTIVE MOTION

LP-Research Inc., Tokyo ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-storage media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, perform a method of augmenting media based via vehicle motions, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, from a user in a vehicle, a media control input via an interface device;
controlling media being presented to the user in accordance with the media control input;
mapping the media control input to a vehicle behavior;
determining that the vehicle behavior is feasible;
actuating one or more controls of the vehicle so as to implement the vehicle behavior;
receiving data, from one or more sensors in the vehicle, regarding vehicle conditions;
mapping the vehicle conditions to a media augmentation for the media being presented to the user; and
augmenting the media being presented to the user in accordance with the mapped vehicle conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,730

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a communication interface comprising communication circuitry;
a display;
a memory configured to store one or more instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory, the instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the electronic apparatus to:
transmit, to an external server, information for recognition of content displayed on the display,
receive, from the external server, in response to the transmission of the information for recognition of the content, address information of replacement content to be displayed in a replacement slot including a section between the content and next content displayed next to the content and information on the replacement slot including a length of the replacement slot,
access a content server to download the replacement content based on the address information of the replacement content received from the external server,
parse the replacement content downloaded from the content server to obtain information on a length of the replacement content,
compare the length of the replacement slot received from the external server with the length of the replacement content obtained by parsing the replacement content downloaded from the content server, and
when the length of the replacement slot is not matched with the length of the replacement content, processing the replacement content using one or more frames included in the replacement content, wherein
based on the length of the replacement content being less than the length of the replacement slot, a display time of one or more frames included in the replacement content is increased so that the replacement content is displayed for a period of time corresponding to the length of the replacement slot, and
based on the length of the replacement content being greater than the length of the replacement slot, one or more frames included in the replacement content is periodically removed.

US Pat. No. 10,560,729

INTERFERENCE PROFILE OF A BURSTY CHANNEL

VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC., Sa...

1. A test instrument, comprising:a processing circuit to:
determine frequency spectrum data of a signal in a bursty channel that is received via a port connectable to a network;
cross-correlate the frequency spectrum data with predetermined frequency spectrum data to generate cross-correlation values;
generate an interference profile from the frequency spectrum data that represents signal noise based on the cross-correlation values; and
filter outliers of aggregated frequency spectrum data having subtracted cyclostationary portions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,725

AGGREGATED REGION-BASED REDUCED BANDWIDTH VIDEO STREAMING

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an indication, from a content viewing device used by a remote viewer, that specifies a video content sub-area of interest within streamed video content viewed by the remote viewer;
designating original video content outside of the video content sub-area of interest as a region not of interest (RNOI) within the streamed video content; and
reducing, within the streamed video content, a transmission rate of image changes of the original video content within the RNOI, where image disparity between the video content sub-area of interest and the RNOI is reduced by continuing to transmit the image changes of the original video content within the RNOI at the reduced transmission rate and where bandwidth consumed to transmit the streamed video content is reduced in relation to the reduced transmission rate of the image changes of the original video content within the RNOI.

US Pat. No. 10,560,719

VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A video encoding method, comprising:obtaining a first statistical characteristic of previous K frames of images of a video sequence, wherein K is a positive integer;
determining a first background frame, wherein the first background frame is used as a reference when encoding is performed on the (K+1)th frame of image of the video sequence to the (K+L)th frame of image of the video sequence, wherein L is a positive integer;
determining, according to the first statistical characteristic, a quantization parameter (QP) used for encoding the first background frame;
encoding the first background frame according to the QP, to obtain a first background long-term reference frame; and
encoding the (K+1)th frame of image of the video sequence to the (K+L)th frame of image of the video sequence according to the first background long-term reference frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,716

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE CODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE DECODING APPARATUS, AND MOVING PICTURE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A moving picture coding apparatus for coding a current block to be codedincluded in a current picture to be coded by inter predictive coding using a motion vector, the moving picture coding apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory having a computer program stored thereon, the computer program causing the processor to execute operations including:
assigning one or more reference picture indexes to a reference picture list;
coding a first flag indicating whether or not temporal motion vector prediction using a temporal motion vector predictor which is a motion vector of a block included in a coded picture different from the current picture is used;
when the first flag indicates that the temporal motion vector prediction is used,
coding a collocated reference picture index for specifying the coded picture among a plurality of pictures indicated by the one or more reference picture indexes,
deriving a plurality of first motion vector predictor candidates including (i) a spatial motion vector predictor which is a motion vector of a block adjacent to the current block in the current picture and (ii) the temporal motion vector predictor being calculated based on a motion vector of the coded picture which is specified by the collocated reference picture index,
coding a motion vector used for performing inter predictive coding on the current block, using one of the first motion vector predictor candidates, and
outputting the coded first flag, the coded collocated reference picture index, and the coded motion vector; and
when the first flag indicates that the temporal motion vector prediction is not used,
deriving a plurality of second motion vector predictor candidates that do not include the temporal motion vector predictor, the second motion vector candidates including (i) the spatial motion vector predictor and (ii) a replacement vector, as a replacement for the temporal motion vector predictor, which has a value of zero,
coding a motion vector used for performing inter predictive coding on the current block, using one of the second motion vector predictor candidates, and
outputting the coded first flag and the coded motion vector,
wherein when the first flag indicates that the temporal motion vector prediction is not used, the collocated reference picture index is not coded.

US Pat. No. 10,560,710

METHOD FOR CODING RECOVERY POINT SUPPLEMENTAL ENHANCEMENT INFORMATION (SEI) MESSAGES AND REGION REFRESH INFORMATION SEI MESSAGES IN MULTI-LAYER CODING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for coding video information of a multi-layer bitstream, comprising: determining at least one picture among a plurality of pictures included within an access unit with which to associate at least one recovery point supplemental enhancement information (SEI) message, each of the plurality of pictures of the access unit being included within different layers of the multi-layer bitstream; associating the at least one recovery point SEI message with more than one picture included in the access unit, the at least one recovery point SEI message contained by a scalable nesting SEI message and being indicative of a recovery point in which all pictures included in layers of the multi-layer bitstream associated with the recovery point SEI message will be correct in decoded content; identifying a first picture from the more than one picture associated with the recovery point SEI message with which to associate a first region refresh SEI message, wherein the first region refresh SEI message indicates whether regions of the first picture to which the first region refresh SEI message applies belong to a refreshed region of the first picture; associating the first region refresh SEI message with the first picture, the first region refresh SEI message being indicative of whether individual slices of the first picture is correct in content after decoding; and coding the video information based at least in part on the association of the at least one recovery point SEI message with the more than one picture and the association of the first region refresh SEI message with the first picture.

US Pat. No. 10,560,701

SIGNALING FOR ADDITION OR REMOVAL OF LAYERS IN SCALABLE VIDEO

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of decoding high efficiency video coding (HEVC) layers in a transport stream, the method comprising:receiving and decoding said transport stream, said transport stream including packetized elementary streams (PES) for an encoded plurality of HEVC layers, said decoding including decoding one or more descriptors in the transport stream for:
determining a respective transport stream parameter setting for each of said packetized encoded plurality of HEVC layers;
identifying syntax elements carried in the one or more descriptors, said syntax elements including a transport stream parameter setting for each of the plurality of HEVC layers;
determining an additional transport stream parameter setting for an additional layer in the packetized encoded plurality of HEVC layers that is decodable from the transport stream in addition to the packetized encoded plurality of HEVC layers, the additional transport stream parameter setting specifying a relationship between the additional layer and at least a portion of the encoded plurality of HEVC layers, wherein the additional transport stream parameter setting is for decoding the additional layer and the at least a portion of the plurality of layers;
identifying an operation point that identifies the additional layer; and
identifying from an extension descriptor to the one or more descriptors at least one additional transport stream setting for the additional layer, the at least one additional layer parameter setting including a hierarchy parameter indexing a dependency between the additional layer and at least a portion of the encoded plurality of HEVC layers;
decoding the packetized encoded plurality of HEVC layers including the additional layer having a dependency on at least a portion of the encoded plurality of HEVC layers.

US Pat. No. 10,560,695

ENCODING AND DECODING OF PICTURES IN A VIDEO

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for encoding a picture in a video bitstream, the picture comprising a set of pixels associated with a set of input color component values, the method comprising:determining a frequency distribution of input color component values included in the set of input color component values;
mapping each one of the input color component values to a code word, based on the determined frequency distribution of the input color component values;
encoding the picture by replacing each one of the input color component values with the code word to which the input color component value is mapped; and
sending to a decoder or a post-processor information indicating how to perform an inverse mapping from the code words to output color component values.

US Pat. No. 10,560,694

REFERENCE PICTURE LIST HANDLING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A receiver comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, wherein the memory comprises processor executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
provide, based on an encoded representation of a picture in a video sequence, at least one mode signaling syntax element, wherein the picture comprises multiple slices;
determine, based on said at least one mode signaling syntax element, whether at least one final reference picture list is the same for all slices of a same slice type in said picture; and
determine, based on said at least one mode signaling syntax element, whether any reference picture list modification is applied to at least one initial reference picture list to form said at least one final reference picture list;
wherein providing said at least one mode signaling syntax element comprises providing a reference picture list modification flag based on said encoded representation; and
wherein determining whether any reference picture list modification is applied comprises determining, if said reference picture list modification flag has a first value, that said at least one initial reference picture list obtained in a reference picture list initialization is to be used as said at least one final reference picture list.

US Pat. No. 10,560,671

MEDICAL CAMERA

PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING S...

1. A medical camera, comprising:a camera head including:
a first color separation prism, a second color separation prism, a third color separation prism, and a fourth color separation prism which respectively separate light incident from an affected area into a first color component, a second color component, a third color component, and a fourth color component which are any one of a blue color component, a red color component, a green color component, and an infrared (IR) component,
wherein a light emission surface of the first color separation prism is disposed opposite to a light emission surface of the second color separation prism and a light emission surface of the third color separation prism is disposed across an incident ray, which is incident vertically to an object side incident surface of the first color separation prism, and
wherein a first angle formed between the object side incident surface of the first color separation prism and a reflective surface of the first color separation prism is greater than a second angle formed between the object side incident surface of the first color separation prism and a reflective surface of the second color separation prism.

US Pat. No. 10,560,670

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING CONTROL METHOD

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:an infrared light emission unit configured to emit infrared light;
an imaging element including a first pixel and a second pixel; and
a control unit configured to:
control a first exposure period of the imaging element;
control an emission period of the infrared light, wherein
the first exposure period of the imaging element and the emission period of the infrared light are controlled based on surrounding brightness and ambient infrared light intensity, and
the ambient infrared light intensity corresponds to an intensity of the infrared light present in ambient light;
control a second exposure period of the first pixel and a third exposure period of the second pixel in each frame period of a plurality of frame periods;
control a single exposure period in which the first pixel is exposed; and
emit the infrared light within the single exposure period.

US Pat. No. 10,560,659

TERMINAL FOR PROVIDING VIDEO CALL SERVICE

HYPERCONNECT, INC., Seou...

1. An application stored in a computer-readable storage medium to perform a method of providing a video call service, the method comprising:in a first terminal,
establishing a video call session between the first terminal of a first user and a second terminal of a second user;
detecting a facial expression of the first user from a first video stream that captures the first user;
generating icon information corresponding to the detected facial expression of the first user; and
transmitting the generated icon information to the second terminal,
wherein the detecting of the facial expression of the first user comprises recognizing intensity of the facial expression by comparing a threshold value with a value corresponding to a distance difference between feature points corresponding to each other in no facial expression of the first user and the detected facial expression of the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,658

IMAGING MODULE AND IMAGING-MODULE-ATTACHED CATHETER

Fujikura Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An imaging module comprising:an image-sensing device comprising an image-sensing device electrode;
a first substrate comprising:
a first insulating substrate main body comprising a plurality of surfaces;
a first wiring disposed on the first insulating substrate main body;
an electrode terminal electrically connected to the image-sensing device electrode and the first wiring; and
a first cable terminal disposed on only one of the plurality of surfaces of the first insulating substrate main body, and electrically connected to the first wiring, wherein
an end face of the first substrate is connected to the image-sensing device;
a second substrate comprising:
a second insulating substrate main body comprising a plurality of surfaces;
a second wiring disposed on the second insulating substrate main body; and
a second cable terminal disposed on only one of the plurality of surfaces of the second insulating substrate main body, and electrically connected to the second wiring; and
a signal cable disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and that electrically connects the first cable terminal to the second cable terminal,
wherein when the first substrate and the second substrate are placed on a same horizontal plane, the one of the plurality of surfaces of the first insulating substrate main body where the first cable terminal is connected to a first terminal end of the signal cable and the one of the plurality of surfaces of the second insulating substrate main body where the second cable terminal is connected to a second terminal end of the signal cable are disposed on a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,560,653

IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR PERFORMING ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image sensing apparatus comprising:a pixel unit;
a generator that generates and outputs a plurality of reference signals having different slopes from each other that start at a same time and increase in proportion to elapsation of time;
a selector that selects one of the plurality of reference signals; and
an analog-to-digital converter that converts an analog signal outputted from the pixel unit to a digital signal using the reference signal selected by the selector,
wherein the generator generates the plurality of reference signals in parallel, and
wherein, in a case where an analog signal of a reset level is outputted from the pixel unit, the selector changes the reference signal selected from the plurality of reference signals each time the selected reference signal exceeds the analog signal of the reset level while converting the analog signal of the reset level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,643

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING

Spectral Image, Inc., Me...

1. An apparatus for analyzing the skin of a subject, the apparatus comprising:a hyperspectral sensor for obtaining a hyperspectral image of said subject over a spectrum of wavelengths, wherein the spectrum of wavelengths comprises a first wavelength and a second wavelength different than the first wavelength;
a control computer for controlling the hyperspectral sensor, wherein the control computer is in electronic communication with the hyperspectral sensor and wherein the control computer controls at least one operating parameter of the hyperspectral sensor, and wherein the control computer comprises a processor unit and a computer readable memory;
a control software module, stored in the computer readable memory and executed by the processor unit, the control software comprising instructions for controlling said at least one operating parameter of the hyperspectral sensor;
a spectral calibrator module, stored in the computer readable memory and executed by the processor unit, the spectral calibrator module comprising instructions for applying a wave-length dependent spectral calibration standard constructed for the hyperspectral sensor to the hyperspectral image collected by the hyperspectral sensor, wherein the applying of a wave-length dependent spectral calibration standard constructed for the hyperspectral sensor to the hyperspectral image collected by the hyperspectral sensor comprises (i) obtaining a sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to each wavelength in the spectrum of wavelengths, and (ii) calibrating the hyperspectral image using each sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to each wavelength in the spectrum of wavelengths, wherein a first sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to the first wavelength is different than a second sensitivity of the hyperspectral sensor responsive to the second wavelength; and
a light source that illuminates the skin of the subject for the hyperspectral sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,560,636

CROP SYNCHRONIZED AUTO FOCUS AND EXPOSURE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a crop command corresponding to a new crop region of a sensor of a camera;
obtaining new capture settings corresponding to the new crop region;
capturing a first frame and a second frame from the sensor of the camera, wherein capturing the first frame and the second frame comprises,
capturing the first frame according to old capture settings corresponding to an old crop region prior to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and prior to applying the obtained new capture settings, and
capturing the second frame according to the obtained new capture settings subsequent to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and subsequent to applying the new obtained capture settings;
cropping, subsequent to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and prior to capturing the second frame, the captured first frame according to the old crop region; and
cropping, subsequent to receiving the crop command corresponding to the new crop region and prior to capturing a third frame that is subsequent to the second frame, the captured second frame according to the new crop region.

US Pat. No. 10,560,633

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ROLLING SHUTTER COMPENSATION FOR MULTI-CAMERA SYSTEMS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A computerized system configured to obtain composite images, the system comprising:a processor adapted to execute a plurality of computer instructions; and
non-transitory storage medium including the plurality of the computer instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
obtain component images, the component images including a first component image captured by a first imaging sensor and a second component image captured by a second imaging sensor on a row-by-row basis, the row-by-row capture of the component images resulting in capture of individual rows of the component images at different acquisition times;
generate a first composite image by performing a first transformation operation on the component images, wherein the first component image includes an overlapping area that corresponds to an overlap between the first component image and the second component image; for at least some pixels in the overlapping area of the first composite image, determine corresponding rows in at least one of the component images such that for a first set of pixels in the first composite image a first row of the first component image is determined to be corresponding;
determine acquisition times of the at least one of the component images associated with row locations corresponding to the pixels in the first composite image such that a first acquisition time is determined for the first row of the first component image;
determine orientation of the first imaging sensor based on the acquisition times and orientation information of the first imaging sensor such that a first orientation of the first imaging sensor is determined for capture of the first row of the first component image by the first imaging sensor based on the first acquisition time; and
perform a second transformation operation on the first component image based on the first orientation of the first imaging sensor to generate a second composite image such that the second transformation operation compensates for the row-by-row basis capture of the first component image and the orientation of the first imaging sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,560,631

MOTION VECTOR ACQUIRING DEVICE, MOTION VECTOR ACQUIRING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A motion vector acquiring device comprising:a processor that is configured to:
acquire a motion vector that occurs in an entire imaging range of images inputted by an image capture device along with a movement of the motion vector acquiring device;
acquire an orientation in a vertical direction of the image capture device; and
set so as to adjust such that a partial acquisition area of the motion vector to be acquired in the entire imaging range is widened or narrowed in the vertical direction, based on the acquired orientation in the vertical direction of the image capture device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,626

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTEXTUAL FOCUS/ZOOM OF A KEY INDIVIDUAL

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented contextual zoom control method, the method comprising:detecting faces in an area of interest when a user is performing an image capturing action;
extracting a facial image for each of a set of key individuals attending an event where the user is performing the image capturing action;
creating a ranked list of the set of key individuals according to a predetermined parameter of each key individual;
pairing each detected face with a matching extracted facial image to label an identity of each key individual in the area of interest; and
in a single individual capturing mode, performing a camera function to assist the user in performing the image capturing action on the identity that is paired with a highest ranked individual on the ranked list within the area of interest,
wherein the camera function includes at least one of a zoom function and a focus function,
wherein the extracting extracts the facial image by determining a list of the key individuals attending the event and then discovering the facial image for each of the key individuals attending the event based on the determined list,
wherein the set of key individuals attending the event are determined by any of data mining a context of the event, a search engine, a social media source, and using natural language processing on a published program of the event,
wherein each extracted facial image is correlated with an identity of the key individual such that the identity of the detected faces is identified and labeled when the detected faces are paired with a matching extracted facial image, and
wherein the camera function is performed on an identified and labeled face.

US Pat. No. 10,560,624

IMAGING CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGING CONTROL METHOD, CAMERA, CAMERA SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging control device that controls a camera including an imaging unit including an imaging lens and an imaging element, a pan and tilt mechanism capable of rotating the imaging unit in a pan direction and a tilt direction, and a pan and tilt driver that drives the pan and tilt mechanism, the imaging control device comprising:a processor configured to:
calculate a motion vector of a tracking target on the basis of a moving image obtained by the imaging unit;
receive, via a user interface, an input of a tracking direction instruction indicating a specific tracking direction for tracking the tracking target;
extract a motion component in the specific tracking direction from the motion vector of the tracking target on the basis of the tracking direction instruction; and
generate drive information of only the specific tracking direction of the pan and tilt mechanism on the basis of the extracted motion component in the specific tracking direction.

US Pat. No. 10,560,623

IMAGING ELEMENT AND IMAGING DEVICE

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. An imaging element, comprising:a plurality of microlenses arranged in a first direction and a second direction;
a plurality of first pixel portions each corresponding to one of the microlenses and including first light receiving portions being pupil-split in the first direction; and
a plurality of second pixel portions each corresponding to one of the microlenses and including second light receiving portions being pupil-split in the first direction, the second light receiving portions including a light receiving region and a non-light receiving region along the second direction,
wherein the first pixel portions are arranged in the first direction and the second direction, and
the second pixel portions are substituted for some of the first pixel portions and are adjacently or discretely arranged in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,560,620

IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS

EPIPOLE LIMITED, Rosyth ...

1. Portable image acquisition apparatus configured to acquire at least one image of a part of a human or animal body, the apparatus comprising:a main body defining a window;
an imaging arrangement operable to acquire an image of a part of a human or animal body by way of an imaging path which passes through the window; and
a lighting module comprising a light source and an optical arrangement, wherein the optical arrangement comprises a beam redirection arrangement, the lighting module being substantially contained in the main body, the lighting module and the main body being configured to detachably couple with each other when in use,
wherein the light source is configured to emit a beam of non-coherent light in a direction substantially perpendicular to the imaging path to the beam redirection arrangement,
wherein the beam redirection arrangement comprises a substantially completely reflective surface and defines an aperture in the reflective surface, the reflective surface reflecting a part of the beam of non-coherent light received from the light source and impinging on the reflective surface to direct the reflected part of the beam of non-coherent light through the window and thereby change a direction of propagation of the part of the beam of non-coherent light, and the aperture leaving the imaging path substantially unimpeded whereby the image passes substantially through the aperture towards the imaging arrangement, the portable image acquisition apparatus being configured such that between the beam redirection arrangement and the window the imaging path and the reflected part of the beam of non-coherent light are substantially coaxial, have substantially opposite directions and at least in part occupy the same space,
wherein the imaging arrangement is operative to acquire the image of the part of a human or animal body through the window and the aperture of the beam redirection arrangement as the reflected part of the beam of non-coherent light is directed through the window by the reflective surface of the beam redirection arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,560,616

IMAGING APPARATUS, LENS APPARATUS, AND INTERMEDIATE ACCESSORY

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An imaging apparatus capable of communicating with a lens apparatus detachably mounted to the imaging apparatus, the imaging apparatus comprising:a mount unit which is capable of coupling with an accessory; and
a plurality of electric contacts arrayed at the mount unit,
wherein the plurality of electric contacts include:
a first electric contact group configured to communicate with a mounted lens apparatus by communication according to a first voltage, and communication according to a second voltage that differs from the first voltage, and
a second electric contact group configured to allow communication with the mounted lens apparatus by the first voltage,
wherein communication using the second electric contact group is not used in a case where communication using the first electric contact group is performed by the second voltage,
and wherein the second electric contact group is disposed adjacent to the first electric contact group.

US Pat. No. 10,560,614

POLYGON MONITORING CAMERA WITH MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MOUNTING STRUCTURE

UMBO CV INC., Taipei (TW...

1. A polygon monitoring camera with multi-functional mounting structure, comprising:a housing formed in the shape of a polygonal columnar body, haying a camera module disposed inside;
a first assembling surface formed on said housing, the surface of said first assembling surface being provided with a first fixing structure configured to assemble a mounting module on said first assembling surface;
a second assembling surface formed on another surface of said housing, wherein said second assembling surface is formed on the opposite surface of said first assembling surface, the surface of said second assembling surface being different from the plane of the first assembling surface and having a second fixing structure disposed thereon, said second fixing structure being configured to assemble a fixing unit thereon; and
a screw hole being provided on each of both sides of said fixing unit for assemble another said mounting module thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,560,607

COLOR CORRECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A computer-implemented method for color correction comprising:determining a peak signal-to-noise ratio (PSNR) for a noise evaluation image;
determining a corrected PSNR for a corrected noise evaluation image;
determining a downsampled PSNR for a downsampled noise evaluation image obtained by downsampling the noise evaluation image;
determining a downsampled corrected PSNR for a downsampled corrected noise evaluation image obtained by downsampling the corrected noise evaluation image; and
determining a noise amplification metric based on the PSNR, the corrected PSNR, the downsampled PSNR, and the downsampled corrected PSNR.

US Pat. No. 10,560,605

THREE DIMENSIONAL, HUE-PLANE PRESERVING AND DIFFERENTIABLE QUASI-LINEAR TRANSFORMATION METHOD FOR COLOR CORRECTION

VisioTrue IVS, Gentofte ...

24. A digital camera module configured to provide and process image data defined by first color space R,G,B color channel values; said digital camera comprisingi) at least one processor; and
ii) at least one memory module comprising a computer executable program code,
wherein said at least one processor and said at least one memory module comprising said computer executable program code is configured to execute a three dimensional, hue-plane preserving and differentiable quasi-linear transformation on a given color with first color space R,G,B color channel values by using N 3 by 3 training color matrices defined by a set of N+1 different training colors of which the white color is neutral and the remaining N training colors are chromatic training colors.

US Pat. No. 10,560,601

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing method executed by at least one processor, the method comprising:receiving a user instruction related to an object type;
dividing a plurality of images into a plurality of image groups based on an object type corresponding to the received user instruction and on time information indicating a time corresponding to each of the plurality of images,
wherein a number of the plurality of image groups is a number of a plurality of templates, and the number is determined according to a user instruction; and
laying out at least one image included in each of the plurality of image groups on a template corresponding to each of the plurality of image groups out of the plurality of templates,
wherein, in the dividing, the plurality of images is divided so that an image including an object corresponding to the object type is included in each of the plurality of image groups.

US Pat. No. 10,560,599

METHODS FOR ESTIMATING WATERMARK SIGNAL STRENGTH, AN EMBEDDING PROCESS USING THE SAME, AND RELATED ARRANGEMENTS

Digimarc Corporation, Be...

28. An apparatus comprising:memory storing image data;
one or more multi-core processors configured to perform the following:
obtain the image data from memory;
embed a machine-readable signal into the image data, thereby generating transformed image data;
access printer data, the printer data associated with a printer that is anticipated to print the transformed image data upon a substrate;
alter the transformed image data with reference to the printer data, thereby generating altered, transformed image data;
determine a signal strength of the machine-readable signal embedded within the altered, transformed image data, thereby yielding a determined signal strength; and
control display of the determined signal strength spatially relative to the image data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,594

IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS, AND METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM THEREFOR

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image scanning apparatus comprising:an image scanner comprising a light source and a light receiver, the light receiver comprising light receiving elements arranged in line along a main scanning direction, the image scanner being configured to illuminate a scanned target with light emitted by the light source and receive reflected light from the scanned target by the light receiver, thereby generating gradation values;
a mover configured to move the image scanner along a sub scanning direction perpendicular to the main scanning direction;
a reference member comprising a first-color portion, a second-color portion, and boundaries between the first-color portion and the second-color portion in the main scanning direction and the sub scanning direction; and
a controller configured to perform:
a light quantity adjustment determining process to determine whether a detection light quantity needs to be adjusted, based on adjustment determination values, the detection light quantity being a quantity of light to be emitted by the light source to detect the boundaries of the reference member, the adjustment determination values being gradation values generated when the image scanner illuminates the reference member with the detection light quantity in a reference-member detectable position, the reference-member detectable position being a position in the sub scanning direction where the image scanner faces the first-color portion and the second-color portion;
a light quantity adjusting process to,
in response to determining that the detection light quantity needs to be adjusted, adjust the detection light quantity to maximize a difference between a gradation value generated when the image scanner scans the second-color portion while illuminating the reference member in the reference-member detectable position and a gradation value generated when the image scanner scans the first-color portion while illuminating the reference member in the reference-member detectable position;
a threshold calculating process to calculate a detection threshold based on a first-color value and a second-color value, the first-color value being a gradation value generated when the image scanner scans the first-color portion with the adjusted detection light quantity, the second-color value being a gradation value generated when the image scanner scans the second-color portion with the adjusted detection light quantity; and
a boundary detecting process to, while moving the image scanner along the sub scanning direction by the mover, detect the boundaries in the main scanning direction and the sub scanning direction by comparing, with the detection threshold, gradation values generated when the image scanner scans the reference member while illuminating the reference member with the adjusted detection light quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,590

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus that sends data from a plurality of communication interfaces including at least a first communication interface and a second communication interface, comprising:at least one memory that store instructions; and
at least one processor that executes the stored instructions to:
set a proxy server used when communicating with an external apparatus on an Internet;
determine a communication interface to be used in a communication from among the plurality of communication interfaces; and
perform a control in which, in a communication performed by the first communication interface which is determined to be used in the communication, the data is sent outside via the set proxy server and, in a communication performed by the second communication interface which is determined to be used in the communication, the data is sent outside without passing through the set proxy server,
wherein the information processing apparatus, while performing a communication with a first external apparatus via the first communication interface, is capable of performing a communication with a second external apparatus different from the first external apparatus via the second communication interface.

US Pat. No. 10,560,589

IMAGE TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image transmission apparatus which transmits image data, comprising:an input unit through which an address of a receiving end is inputted;
a transmitting unit transmitting image data to an address of a receiving end inputted through the input unit;
a storing unit storing an address of a receiving end inputted through the input unit;
a receiving unit receiving a setting of enabling or disabling of a security environment; and
a controller carrying out an authentication process as to whether or not an operator is an authorized person before the receiving unit receives the setting,
wherein the address includes a FAX number and an electronic mail address, and
when enabling of a security environment is set, the controller permits transmission of image data to an electronic mail address stored in the storing unit, and carries out an authentication process as to whether or not an inputting person is an authorized person before an electronic mail address inputted through the input unit by the inputting person is stored in the storing unit or before an electronic mail address stored in the storing unit is edited based on the electronic mail address inputted through the input unit by the inputting person.

US Pat. No. 10,560,583

TOLL-FREE NUMBERS METADATA TAGGING, ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

Somos, Inc., East Brunsw...

1. A method comprising:retrieving an indication that a user desires to be alerted of an existence of a predicted phone number;
accessing a phone number search history, wherein the phone number search history includes at least one search parameter entered when searching for an available phone number;
identifying a criteria of a desired phone number based at least in part on the search parameter;
associating each of a plurality of phone numbers in a phone number inventory with at least one search parameter;
analyzing the phone number inventory for at least one predicted phone number having an associated at least one search parameter matching the criteria of the desired predicted phone number;
automatically reserving the predicted phone number; and
sending an alert to a client device associated with the user, wherein the alert includes a notification of the predicted phone number matching the criteria of the desired phone number.

US Pat. No. 10,560,581

SPLIT BILLING FOR A USER ACROSS MULTIPLE BILLING SYSTEMS

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

1. A computer-implemented method for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the method comprising:receiving a first call detail record (CDR) associated with a wireless transmission of data to or from a first electronic device,
wherein the received first call detail record comprises:
a first identifier corresponding to the first electronic device;
a second identifier corresponding to a user of the first electronic device; and
a third identifier corresponding to a route by which the data was transmitted to or from the first electronic device;
determining a first target billing system associated with the received first call detail record,
wherein the determination of the first target billing system is based on at least the first identifier corresponding to the first electronic device, the second identifier corresponding to the user of the first electronic device, and the third identifier corresponding to the route by which the data was transmitted to or from the first electronic device;
transmitting the received first call detail record to the determined first target billing system;
receiving a second call detail record associated with a wireless transmission of data to or from a second electronic device,
wherein the received second call detail record comprises:
a first identifier corresponding to the second electronic device;
a second identifier corresponding to a user of the second electronic device; and
a third identifier corresponding to a route by which the data was transmitted to or from the second electronic device, and
wherein the second identifier corresponding to the user of the first electronic device and the second identifier corresponding to the user of the second electronic device both correspond to the same user;
determining a second target billing system associated with the received second call detail record,
wherein the determination of the second target billing system is based on at least the first identifier corresponding to the second electronic device, the second identifier corresponding to the user of the second electronic device, and the third identifier corresponding to the route by which the data was transmitted to or from the second electronic device; and
transmitting the received second call detail record to the determined second target billing system, thereby permitting split billing for a user across multiple billing systems.

US Pat. No. 10,560,579

INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION ROUTING

1. A communications control system comprising:(a) an input for receiving a respective communication classification vector of each of a plurality of communications, comprising a set of parameters that classify a plurality of attributes of each respective communication;
(b) a set of communication handler characteristic vectors, each comprising a plurality of parameters that classify characteristics of each respective communications handler of a plurality of communications handlers; and
(c) a processor, configured to:
determine, with respect to each respective received communication, an optimum communication handler of the plurality of communications handlers based on at least a dynamically weighted correspondence of the parameters of the respective communication classification vector of each respective received communication and the parameters of respective ones of the set of communication handler characteristic vectors, the dynamically weighted correspondence of the parameters varying over time, and the optimum communication handler being selected dependent on at least a respective time, and
control a routing of a communication corresponding to the communication classification vector, in dependence on the determined optimum communication handler.

US Pat. No. 10,560,578

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE SUPPORT SESSIONS

TechSee Augmented Vision ...

1. An image processing system employing artificial intelligence during technical support, the image processing system comprising:at least one processor configured to:
receive image data captured by an image sensor of a mobile device, the image data including images of an inoperative appliance in an environment of a user;
perform image recognition on the image data to identify the inoperative appliance and determine a likely cause of inoperability;
retrieve a plurality of sequential instructions to be provided for enabling a user to complete a plurality of sequential actions in order to remedy the inoperability;
cause the mobile device to sequentially display the plurality of sequential instructions;
detect that the inoperative appliance is outside a field of view of the image sensor, based on the image data and during execution of the sequential actions;
suspend display of additional sequential instructions when the inoperative appliance is outside of the field of view;
detect when the inoperative appliance returns to the field of view after suspending display; and
resume display of the additional sequential instructions after the inoperative appliance is detected to return to the field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,560,570

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A SETUP OF AN ENHANCED CALL VIA A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An enhanced call setup method in a network comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), a first User Equipment (UE), a communication node, and a communication network that are communicatively coupled, wherein the first UE operates in the WLAN and has a capability to setup a call via the WLAN, the method comprising:the first UE retrieving a geographical location information representing its geographical location;
the first UE providing a first identifier identifying the first UE and the geographical location information in a call setup request to the communication node via the WLAN;
the communication node determining whether the identifier identifying the first UE is included in a record in a database that is accessible to a user of the first UE; and
based on determining that the identifier identifying the first UE is included in a record in the user-accessible database, the communication node performing the following operations:
adding information from the user-accessible database to the call setup request, wherein the added information is associated with the record that includes the identifier identifying the first UE; and
subsequently forwarding the call setup request to the communication network, thereby enabling a call-setup establishment with the geographical location information of the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,560,569

USER INTERFACE CONTROLS FOR CAPTURING COMMUNICATION DATA

BILLSEYE, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a transceiver;
a computing device electrically coupled to the transceiver; and
an application executable in the computing device, wherein, when executed, the application is configured to cause the computing device to at least:
detect an incoming call signal of a phone call from the transceiver, wherein the incoming call signal is initiated by a remote device;
render an incoming call user interface on a display of the mobile device, the incoming call user interface comprising a call tracking component, an accept call component, and a decline call component, the call tracking component being configured to initiate a call tracking action and assign a billing classification to the phone call;
receive an indication of a user manipulation of the call tracking component on the incoming call user interface prior to initiating the phone call;
initiate the phone call between the mobile device and the remote device;
execute the call tracking action during the phone call, the call tracking action comprising generating call data associated with the phone call, wherein the call data is generated based at least in part on a duration of the phone call;
render a call tracking user interface on the mobile device during the phone call, the call tracking user interface displays a billing classification and the call data;
receive an indication of a user manipulation of a record call component on the call tracking user interface during the phone call;
initiate an audio recording of the phone call with the remote device;
receive an indication of a termination of the phone call; and
store the call data in a memory associated with the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,568

CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A control method for an electronic device, the electronic device comprises a transparent display screen comprising a display area and an infrared sensor which is disposed below the display area;wherein the control method comprises:
acquiring continuous multi-frame environmental images when the electronic device is in a state of incoming call;
processing the continuous multi-frame environmental images to collect a plurality of feature points in the environmental images;
determining whether the plurality of feature points in the continuous multi-frame environmental images have changed;
controlling the transparent display screen to be off when the plurality of feature points have changed; and
controlling the infrared sensor to be on to detect a distance of an object to the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,564

METHOD FOR MANAGING A REAL TIME DETECTION OF A SCENE BY A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSS...

14. A wireless communication apparatus, comprising:a detector configured for real-time detection of at least one scene within which the wireless communication apparatus is located, wherein the at least one scene is a type of environment;
a processing circuit configured to
successively activate the detector so as to implement a succession of steps of scene detection spaced apart by time intervals,
to perform an adjustment of the time interval separating a future step of scene detection from a previous step of scene detection of the succession of steps of scene detection according to an adjustment criterion linked to a reference scene corresponding to a previous scene actually detected and belonging to a set of reference scenes, and
to perform the future step of scene detection after expiration of the adjusted time interval; and
a memory configured to store identifiers respectively associated with each reference scene of the set of reference scenes, each reference scene of the set of reference scenes being associated with a reference duration, wherein the adjustment criterion is a duration obtained from the reference duration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,556

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a terminal body;
a cover covering the terminal body and having a slit formed at one area thereof; and
an elastic body provided on the slit and having both end portions coupled to covers adjacent to the slit,
wherein the elastic body is elastically deformed while being coupled to the cover when an external force is applied to the cover,
wherein the slit is a space formed between first and second bonding surfaces which are formed by cutting the one area of the cover, spaced apart from each other by a predetermined gap due to the cutting, and disposed to face each other,
wherein the slit is provided with an elastic member, and the elastic member is coupled to the first and second bonding surfaces by a polymer adhesive, and
wherein the first and second bonding surfaces are subjected to a surface treatment, a polymer resin is disposed on the surface-treated first and second bonding surfaces, and the elastic member is coupled to the polymer resin.

US Pat. No. 10,560,555

HIGH-SPEED INTERCONNECT SOLUTIONS WITH SUPPORT FOR CO-PROPAGATING AND COUNTER-PROPAGATING CONTINUOUS TIME BACK CHANNEL COMMUNICATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

11. A network device for performing serializer-deserializer communication with a remote link partner (LP) over a transmission line, the network device comprising:a receiver configured to:
extract first link training data from a co-propagating link training communication channel in a first signal received from the remote LP over the transmission line,
transmit, using a first transmitter disposed in the receiver, second link training data over a counter-propagating link training communication channel in a second signal transmitted to the remote LP over the transmission line; and
a second transmitter configured to receive the first link training data from the receiver and adjust one or more parameters of the second transmitter based on the first link training data,
wherein the co-propagation link training communication channel co-exists with data traffic corresponding to an Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) data link layer and other higher OSI layers in the first signal and is formed using one of: overhead from a Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) protocol that is part of the OSI networking protocol sublayer, or low-frequency signaling with a frequency that is lower than high-frequency signaling used to transmit the data traffic in the first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,552

COMPRESSION AND TRANSMISSION OF GENOMIC INFORMATION

NOBLIS, INC., Reston, VA...

1. A method for communicating compressed genomic information, comprising:receiving information comprising input data representing a nucleic acid sequence, wherein the nucleic acid sequence is an entire genome and the received information comprises one or more nucleotide base indicators and one or more wildcard base indicators;
identifying a plurality of portions in the input data, wherein each portion of the plurality of portions comprises a predetermined number of sequential bases, wherein the predetermined number is equal to or greater than 8, and wherein identifying the plurality of portions comprises sequentially moving along the nucleic acid sequence by one base at a time;
identifying, for each of the plurality of portions, an element in an index that corresponds to the respective portion, wherein the index comprises a plurality of elements corresponding to reference permutations of nucleic acid sequence portions, wherein the index comprises one element each for every mathematically possible permutation of four bases and a wildcard base indicator for nucleic acid sequence portions of the predetermined number of bases;
determining, for each of the plurality of portions, a position in the nucleic acid sequence of the respective portion;
storing, for each of the plurality of portions, as part of a compressed representation of the nucleic acid sequence, information comprising a reference to the respective identified element, and information indicating the determined position of the respective portion, wherein the compressed representation does not include the index; and
transmitting the compressed representation of the nucleic acid sequence over a computer network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,539

AUTOMATIC SCRIPT CODE COVERAGE MEASUREMENTS FOR SOFTWARE SCRIPTS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A proxy server comprising:a proxy core component configured to:
receive a request from a specialized add-on that has been added to a web browser operated on a client device, the request including a call for computer code written in a scripting language; and
forward the request to a web server to obtain the computer code written in the scripting language; and
an instrumentation component communicatively operating with the web server and configured to:
automatically instrument said computer code written in the scripting language by adding instrumentation code to the computer code written in the scripting language,
the instrumentation code, when executed, measuring one or more metrics and reporting the resultant one or more measurement,
the proxy core component further configured to
send the instrumented computer code written in the scripting language to the web browser for execution, the instrumented code including one or more operations to detect event handlers in the computer code by injecting event listener script into the computer code written in the scripting language, the one or more operations including script to block any functionality in the one or more event handlers that cause the web browser to leave a current page.

US Pat. No. 10,560,529

VEHICLE INFORMATION AND ENVIRONMENT MONITORING COMPOUND VEHICLE SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING AND TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREIN

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

8. A data processing and transmission method, comprising:initializing a GPS module connected to a processor of a sensor device that is equipped in a car and used as a mobile sensor for collecting a first sense data including GPS positioning information generated by the GPS module, vehicle information, air quality information and weather information, wherein the processor of the sensor device is configured to process the first sense data to produce a data packet;
initializing a second-generation on board computer diagnostic system module that is configured to produce the vehicle information;
the GPS module obtaining the GPS positioning information;
the second-generation on board computer diagnostic system module obtaining the vehicle information;
a plurality of gas sensors sensing the air quality information and the weather information;
compressing and coding the first sense data to generate the data packet;
transmitting the data packet by a long-distance low-power Internet of Things transmission module included in a transmission module of the sensor device for communicating with the sensor device and adjacent to the sensor device and for receiving and transmitting the data packet; wherein the long-distance low-power Internet of Things transmission module implements a wireless network transmission technology of a long-distance low-power Internet of Things (LoRa) communication protocol, and the transmission module makes the sensor device to transmit the data packet to the long-distance low-power Internet of Things gateway; further, the long-distance low-power Internet of Things gateway transmits the data packet to a cloud platform that communicates with the long-distance low-power Internet of Things gateway; after decoding the data packet, the cloud platform produces a second sense data, and the second sense data is displayed in a graphical user interface communicating with the cloud platform through Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol, and allowing citizens, government bureaus and departments a convenience of conducting information searching online;
transmitting the data packet to the cloud platform by the long-distance low-power Internet of Things gateway;
determining whether the cloud platform receives the data packet;
when the cloud platform receives the data packet, the cloud platform decoding the data packet to generate the second sense data and displaying the second sense data in the graphical user interface; and
retransmitting the data packet by the long-distance low-power Internet of Things gateway if the cloud platform does not receive the data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,560,517

REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF A STORAGE ARRAY

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method of remote management of a storage array, the method comprising:receiving, by a client-side array services module from a cloud-based security module through data communications on a wide area network, a token representing authentication of user credentials;
managing, by the client-side array services module, a storage array only through data communications on a local area network, including sending, to the storage array, the token with a management instruction that specifies a management task for the storage array to carry out in response to receiving the token and the management instruction, wherein the client-side array services module is external to the storage array and the storage array is not coupled for data communications to the cloud-based security module; and
receiving from a cloud-based storage array services provider, by the client-side array services module, data indicating changes resulting from the storage array carrying out the management task and reporting the changes to the cloud-based storage array services provider via the wide area network;
wherein the client-side array services module includes at least one hardware processor.

US Pat. No. 10,560,512

METHOD FOR FILE MANAGEMENT AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating an electronic device, the method comprising:transmitting a first file comprising media data to an external storage, the first file including a part of the first file and a remainder of the first file and being stored in a local storage of the electronic device;
determining a time required to completely download and seamlessly play the media data of the first file;
generating, by the electronic device, a second file comprising the part of the first file and excluding the remainder of the first file based on the determined time by adjusting a duration of the second file to have a play time longer than the time required to completely download and seamlessly play the media data using the first file previously transmitted to the external storage;
deleting the first file and storing the second file in the local storage of the electronic device;
playing the media data using the second file stored in the local storage;
receiving the first file from the external storage while playing the second file; and
playing the media data using the first file received from the external storage.

US Pat. No. 10,560,501

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLOUD STREAMING SERVICE

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. A cloud streaming server, comprising:memory storing instructions thereon; and
a processor executing the instructions that cause the processor to:
assign a plurality of terminals to a plurality of applications,
receive, from the terminals via a network, latest-state information of the applications executable by the cloud streaming server and input information applicable to the applications,
determine whether execution results of the applications mapped to the latest-state information with the input information applied are pre-stored in the memory,
responsive to determining that the mapped execution result is pre-stored in the memory:
retrieve the mapped results pre-stored in the memory without executing the applications on the processor, and
send the retrieved results to the terminals as the execution results via the network for display on the terminals;
responsive to determining that the mapped execution results are not pre-stored in the memory:
sequentially launch the applications,
place the applications in states as indicated by the latest-stated information,
apply the input information to the applications after placing the applications in the states to obtain executed results, and
send the executed result to the terminals as the execution result via the network for display on the terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,486

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RAPID ACCREDITATION/RE-ACCREDITATION OF AGILE IT ENVIRONMENTS, FOR EXAMPLE SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE (SOA)

Object Security LLC, Pal...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing and analyzing security requirements, the method comprising: reading from a model information source, at least one security implementation model indicating security implementation policy characteristics; reading from the model information source at least one requirement model indicating requirement policy characteristics in an abstract and reusable form; at least partially automatically relating the read security implementation model and the read requirements model and at least partially automatically determining a correspondence or non-correspondence between the security implementation model and the requirements model by analyzing correspondence between security implementation policy characteristics and requirements policy characteristics, the correspondence indicating that a requirement defined in the requirement model is met by security policies implemented by controls defined by the security implementation model, the at least partially automatically relating the read security implementation model and the read requirements model and the at least partially automatically determining a correspondence between the security implementation model and the requirements model being triggered by a trigger event; at least partially automatically generating evidence indicating the correspondence or non-correspondence between the security implementation model and the requirements model; and storing, transmitting and/or displaying the generated evidence.

US Pat. No. 10,560,479

COMMUNICATION WITH COMPONENT-BASED PRIVACY

MINDHIVE INC., New York,...

1. A method for sharing content over a communication network comprising:providing content, said content further comprising at least a first component and a second component, wherein at least one of the first and second components comprises an image, video, or text, wherein the first component and the second component comprise different media types, and wherein the first component modifies the second component;
receiving a first privacy parameter for the first component;
receiving a second privacy parameter for the second component;
distributing a copy of the first component to a first audience according to the first privacy parameter; and
distributing a copy of the second component to a second audience according to the second privacy parameter, wherein the first audience and the second audience are different and only an overlap audience comprising individuals belonging to both the first and second audiences can observe both the first and second components of the content; and
compiling the content from the first and second components and displaying the content to the overlap audience.

US Pat. No. 10,560,476

SECURE DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method for securing data storage, the method comprising:completing a registration and an authentication process between a client device, a server, and a third-party device, wherein the registration and the authentication process include:
sending, by the client device, a connection request to the server;
generating, by the server, the salt and a registration session ID for the client device based on the sent connection request;
sending, by the server, the generated salt and the generated registration session ID to the client device;
sending, by the server, the generated registration session ID and the server encryption key to the third-party device;
sending, by the client device, user data and the generated registration session ID to the third-party device;
generating, by the third-party device, a third-party encryption key based on the sent registration session ID, server encryption key and user data;
encrypting, by the third-party device, user data based on the received user data, server encryption key and registration session ID;
sending, by the third-party device, encrypted user data and the generated registration session ID to the server;
storing, by the server, the encrypted user data;
sending, by the client device, the connection request to the server;
generating, by the server, an authentication session identification (ID) for the client device based on the sent connection request;
sending, by the server, a stored salt and the generated authentication session ID to the client device based on the connection request;
sending, by the server, the generated authentication session ID, the server encryption key and user data to the third-party device;
sending, by the client device, the generated authentication session ID and user data to the third-party device;
generating, by the third-party device, a decryption key based on the received authentication session ID, server encryption key and user data received by the client device and the server; and
determining, by the third-party device, the user data received by the client device and the decrypted user data received by the server is authenticated.

US Pat. No. 10,560,471

DETECTING WEB EXPLOIT KITS BY TREE-BASED STRUCTURAL SIMILARITY SEARCH

HCL Technologies Limited,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an input port of a computer, indication of HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) traffic;
clustering, using a processor on the computer, the HTTP traffic into web session trees, each web session tree based on a portion of the traffic initiated by a different client IP (Internet Protocol) root request;
generating a client tree structure of each web session tree, wherein each client tree structure comprises a respective root node that corresponds to the corresponding different client IP root request and to child nodes representing the corresponding portion of the traffic; and
comparing each client tree structure with each of a plurality of tree structures of a plurality of exploit kit samples, wherein each of the tree structures comprises a set of other HTTP traffic that was caused when a client browser downloaded a malicious payload of one of the plurality of the exploit kit samples, and wherein the other HTTP traffic occurs within a time window starting with an initiating root request from the client browser and inclusive of multiple malicious requests to malicious servers caused by execution by the client browser of the malicious payload; and
determining based on a similarity result from the comparison that a client browser corresponding to at least one of the client tree structures had previously downloaded a malicious payload of a corresponding exploit kit sample, wherein each of the exploit kit samples comprises malicious files with a pre-written exploit code to exploit vulnerabilities in one or more software applications.

US Pat. No. 10,560,462

CONTEXT-BASED RESOURCE ACCESS MEDIATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:processor circuitry communicatively coupled with communication interface circuitry, the processor circuitry is arranged to operate a request receiver to at least receive, via the communication interface circuitry, a request from a computing device for a user to access a computer-accessible resource using the computing device;
the processor circuitry arranged to operate a context retriever to at least obtain context information including information about a state of the computing device that includes information about one or more states of one or more local resources of the computing device, the local resource being physically located in or on the computing device or being in communication with the computing device via a short range communication link; and
the processor circuitry arranged to operate an access mediator to at least:
determine, based on the context information and an operating profile for the user or the computing device, whether the computing device is permitted to access the computer-accessible resource, and
mediate access of the computer-accessible resource by the computing device, wherein, to mediate access, the access mediator is to:
grant access to the computer-accessible resource when the user or the computing device is allowed to access the computer-accessible resource, and
grant access to an alternative computer-accessible resource when the user or the computing device is not allowed to access the computer-accessible resource and when the user or the computing device is allowed to access the alternative computer-accessible resource.

US Pat. No. 10,560,458

RESOURCE SHARING IN CLOUD COMPUTING

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A system, comprising:at least one data processor; and
at least one memory storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one data processor, result in operations comprising:
receiving, from a first user associated with a first tenant, a request to access a first resource associated with a second tenant, the first tenant and the second tenant being tenants of a multi-tenant cloud-computing platform, the first tenant comprising a first plurality of users including the first user, the second tenant comprising a second plurality of users, and the first resource associated with the second tenant being accessible via the multi-tenant cloud-computing platform;
determining that the first user associated with the first tenant is authorized to access the first resource associated with the second tenant based at least on a sharing relationship between the first tenant and a second user of the second plurality of users comprising the second tenant, a scope of the sharing relationship corresponding to a privilege associated with the second user, the scope of the sharing relationship including the first resource based at least on the first resource being within the privilege of the second user, and the scope of the sharing relationship further excluding a second resource associated with the second tenant based at least on the second resource exceeding the privilege associated with the second user such that applying the sharing relationship prevents the first user from accessing the second resource associated with the second tenant; and
in response to the determination that the first user is authorized to access the first resource associated with the second tenant, providing, to the first user, access to the first resource associated with the second tenant.

US Pat. No. 10,560,456

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING ACCESS CONTROL LIST

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for collecting an access control list (ACL), wherein the method comprises:receiving, by a second network device, a first link-state advertisement (LSA) packet flooded by a first network device, wherein the first LSA packet comprises a first network device identifier and first ACL information correlated to the first network device identifier, the first network device identifier is used to identify the first network device, and the first network device and the second network device belong to a same Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) area; and
sending, by the second network device, an extended first Border Gateway Protocol-Link State (BGP-LS) packet to a controller, wherein the extended first BGP-LS packet comprises the first network device identifier and the first ACL information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,453

CERTIFICATE BASED PROFILE CONFIRMATION

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A method for managing a device, comprising:sending, to the device from a remote server, a profile specifying that an application installed on the device is authorized to execute on the device and authorized to access a resource, wherein the profile comprises a certificate that uniquely identifies the profile from another profile;
receiving, at the remote server, a request from the application installed on the device to access the resource, the request including the certificate; verifying that the certificate is valid;
if the certificate is valid, providing the application with access to the resource; and wherein providing the application with access to the resource further comprises providing the application with access to a plurality of additional resources authorized by the certificate.

US Pat. No. 10,560,443

SCHEDULED POWER MODE SWITCH FOR THIN CLIENT DEVICES

AMZETTA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC...

1. A system, comprising:a server computing device, comprising a processor and a storage device storing computer executable code, wherein the computer executable code, when executed at the processor, is configured to:
receive a plurality of inputs, and generate a power mode switch schedule based on the inputs;
control at least one computing device to switch between a wake mode and a sleep mode according to the power mode switch schedule, wherein the at least one computing device functions as a thin client, and the power mode switch schedule comprises at least one sleep time and at least one wake time;
receive an anticipated start time and an anticipated end time of an active period;
determine an earliest wake time of the at least one computing device based on the anticipated start time and an interval such that an administrator is allowed to input a scheduled wake time of the at least one computing device between the earliest wake time and the anticipated start time; and
determine a sleep time of the at least one computing device based on the anticipated end time such that the administrator is allowed to input a scheduled sleep time the same as the anticipated end time;
wherein the interval comprises:
a predetermined interval equal to a time period required for the at least one computing device to switch from the sleep mode to the wake mode; and
a predetermined reserve time period reserving for possible fault resolution relating to or resulting from waking up the at least one computing device, the predetermined reserve time period equal to or less than the time period needed for the at least one computing device to switch from the sleep mode to the wake mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,440

SERVER-CLIENT PKI FOR APPLIED KEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND PROCESS

FORNETIX LLC, Frederick,...

1. A method for obtaining a public key for an application of a communication device, the method comprising:determining that a first public key corresponding to a first recipient of a communication from the communication device is unavailable in a local key store of the communication device;
requesting by the communication device the first public key corresponding to the first recipient from an applied key management system;
receiving the first public key from the applied key management system, wherein the first public key is authorized by at least one policy;
using the first public key for the application, wherein the first public key is authorized by the applied key management system in response to determining that one or more key attributes of the first public key conforms to the at least one policy;
determining whether a second public key corresponding to a second recipient is available in the local key store of the communication device; and
requesting the second public key from the applied key management system in response to determining that the second public key is unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,560,428

FLEXIBLE HYBRID FIREWALL ARCHITECTURE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An electronic system comprising: a peripheral device including a memory divisible into a plurality of regions, wherein each region corresponds to a respective memory address range;security circuity coupled to the peripheral device and including:
a respective control register set for each one of the plurality of regions, wherein, for each said region, the respective control register set includes a first register configurable to store permission settings for the region, the first register including a first field to store first control bits for non-secure user transactions, a second field to store second control bits for non-secure privileged transactions, a third field to store third control bits for secure user transactions, and a fourth field to store fourth control bits for secure privileged transactions, and a fifth field to store a privilege ID;
an input to receive a transaction that includes a transaction privilege ID, a security indicator configured to indicate whether the transaction is a secure transaction or a non-secure transaction, a privilege indicator to indicate whether the transaction is a user transaction or a privileged transaction, and
wherein the plurality of regions include a first region, and wherein the security circuitry is configured to permit access to the first region using:
the first control bits when the transaction privilege ID matches the privilege ID, the security indicator indicates the transaction is the non-secure transaction, and the privilege indicator indicates that the transaction is the user transaction;
the second control bits when the transaction privilege ID matches the privilege ID, the security indicator indicates the transaction is the non-secure transaction, and the privilege indicator indicates that the transaction is the privileged transaction;
the third control bits when the transaction privilege ID matches the privilege ID, the security indicator indicates the transaction is the secure transaction, and the privilege indicator indicates that the transaction is the user transaction;
and the fourth control bits when the transaction privilege ID matches the privilege ID, the security indicator indicates the transaction is the secure transaction, and the privilege indicator indicates that the transaction is the privileged transaction.

US Pat. No. 10,560,425

DYNAMIC VPN ADDRESS ALLOCATION

VirnetX, Inc., Zephyr Co...

1. A local device, on a first local network, for automatically avoiding address conflicts when communicating securely over a public network with a remote device, located outside the local network in a second local network, the local device comprising:a network driver; and
at least one processor configured to:
identify a block of local network addresses that do not conflict with the reserved local network addresses;
select a first network address from the block of local network addresses;
assign, to the network driver, the selected first network address;
negotiate, with the remote device, using the block of local network addresses except for the selected first network address, from which to select a second network address that does not conflict with local addresses on the second local network; and
communicate securely with the remote device using the network driver based on the selected second network address.

US Pat. No. 10,560,415

METHODS FOR PAID PLACEMENT OF PROMOTIONAL E-MAIL MESSAGES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of providing dynamic interfaces to display prioritized electronic communications differently from other electronic communications, the method comprising:receiving, by a computer system, via a communications network, a request from a client device to access an account of electronic messages associated with the client device, the computer system including one or more computer servers communicatively coupled to the client device via the communications network;
accessing, by the computer system, a plurality of electronic messages associated with the account of electronic messages;
identifying, by the computer system, from the plurality of electronic messages associated with the account of electronic messages, a first electronic message that belongs to a predefined category of electronic messages, the predefined category of electronic messages including electronic messages eligible for prioritization by the computer system, each electronic message of the predefined category generated for distribution to a plurality of accounts of electronic messages selected in accordance with an account selection policy established by a corresponding content provider of the electronic message; and
providing, by the computer system, a user interface including the plurality of electronic messages, the user interface causing the first electronic message to be displayed according to a first set of display parameters defined by the computing system, the first set of display parameters including i) displaying a visual indicator indicating that the first electronic message belongs to the predefined category of messages ii) representing the first electronic message in a first position of a display order and representing other electronic messages of the plurality of electronic messages subsequent to the first electronic message in the display order, iii) representing the first electronic message in a visual format different from the other electronic messages of the plurality of electronic messages, or iv) representing the first electronic message in a dedicated area of the user interface different than a message index area within which the other electronic messages of the plurality of electronic messages are displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,560,413

SYSTEMS AND METHODS ASSOCIATED WITH COLLECTIVE CONTACT INFORMATION

The Fin Exploration Compa...

1. A system comprising:one or more computers and one or more storage devices on which are stored instructions that are operable, when executed by the one or more computers, to cause the one or more computers to perform operations comprising:
(a) receiving, at a user interaction engine of the system, a request from a user regarding a topic;
(b) selecting automatically, at the system, a potential referrer, the potential referrer selection being based on the likelihood that the potential referrer will respond to the user's request;
(c) determining a contact method to reach the potential referrer, the contact method including contact information, the contact method being determined based at least in part on (i) how many other users have the contact information for the contact method in their address books and (ii) how recently the contact method has been used successfully; and
(d) at the user interaction engine of the system, communicating automatically with the potential referrer, who is a direct contact of the user, regarding the user's request without the system indicating to the user that the potential referrer, who is a direct contact of the user, has been contacted, wherein communicating automatically with the potential referrer comprises communicating with the potential referrer using the contact method.

US Pat. No. 10,560,389

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING SEND BUFFER OF TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling a send buffer of a transmission control protocol (TCP) in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying a current round-trip time (RTT) value and a minimum RTT value in the TCP;
determining whether a current operation in a TCP congestion control scheme is a slow start operation or a congestion avoidance operation;
adjusting a size of the send buffer by multiplying a size of a congestion window with a predetermined constant if the current operation corresponds to the slow start operation; and
adjusting the size of the send buffer based on a difference between the current RTT value and the minimum RTT value if the current operation corresponds to the congestion avoidance operation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,361

DISTRIBUTED DATABASE FOR SYNCHRONIZING THE ACCESSIBILITY OF NODES AND SHARED DEVICES

WigWag Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A method for synchronizing accessibility of a plurality of access nodes, the method comprising:receiving, at an access node, an accessibility update from a remote node, wherein the accessibility update comprises one or more heartbeats for one or more node identifiers;
determining whether a node identifier from the accessibility update matches at least one node identifier from an accessibility database, wherein the accessibility database is local to the access node;
determining whether the remote node is ranked via a particular degree of accessibility;
in accordance with a determination that the node identifier from the accessibility update matches the at least one node identifier from the accessibility database, determining whether a heartbeat associated with the node identifier from the accessibility update is greater than a heartbeat associated with the at least one node identifier from the accessibility database; and
in accordance with the determination that the heartbeat associated with the node identifier from the accessibility update is greater than the heartbeat associated with the node identifier from the accessibility database and that the remote node is ranked via the particular degree of accessibility, adjusting the heartbeat associated with the node identifier from the accessibility database via replacing the heartbeat associated with the node identifier from the accessibility database with the heartbeat associated with the node identifier from the accessibility update.

US Pat. No. 10,560,360

DIAGNOSTIC HEARTBEAT THROTTLING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for diagnostic heartbeat throttling, the method comprising:a component, executing using a processor and a memory in a data processing system, sending diagnostic heartbeat packets over a communication link at a first rate, wherein a diagnostic heartbeat packet is a packet comprising a header, a set of heartbeat parameters, and a set of diagnostic attributes;
the component detecting a change in data traffic over the communication link;
the component changing a rate of sending diagnostic heartbeat packets from the first rate to a second rate responsive to the change in the data traffic over the communication link;
the component combining, responsive to the changing of the rate of sending diagnostic heartbeat packets, a plurality of diagnostic heartbeat packets into a combined diagnostic heartbeat packet, wherein the combined diagnostic heartbeat packet includes the set of diagnostic attributes of each of the plurality of diagnostic heartbeat packets; and
the component sending the combined diagnostic heartbeat packet at the second rate.

US Pat. No. 10,560,350

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING GLOBALLY DISTRIBUTED REMOTE STORAGE DEVICES

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A computer implemented method for remotely monitoring a plurality of distributed remote storage devices at a first server, comprising:receiving a summary of recorded monitoring data from a first distributed remote storage device;
locally collecting monitoring data;
locally storing the locally collected monitoring data and the received summary of recorded monitoring data;
transmitting the locally collected monitoring data and the received summary of the recorded monitoring data periodically to at least one of a second distributed remote storage device and a second server;
determining that a number of transmissions of the locally collected monitoring data and the received summary of the recorded monitoring data satisfies a threshold based at least in part on the transmitting; and
deleting the locally collected monitoring data and the received summary of the recorded monitoring data based at least in part on the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,560,341

BALANCING DISTANCES BETWEEN NODES ON A TOKEN RING

New Relic, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for determining an optimal rebalancing of nodes on a token ring, the method comprising:receiving, from a client device, an instruction to rebalance nodes on a token ring;
receiving an initial condition of the token ring, the initial condition indicating a number and distribution of the nodes on the token ring and a measure of computing power of each node;
receiving user input including rebalancing parameters, the rebalancing parameters including simulation values for performing a rebalancing simulation;
performing the rebalancing simulation based on the initial condition and the rebalancing parameters;
generating, for each node, a token indicating a final simulation position of the node on the token ring; and
rebalancing the nodes using the generated tokens.

US Pat. No. 10,560,321

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, NETWORK NODE, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND SERVER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a central node, that a first access node goes online;
after determining that the first access node has gone online, generating, by the central node, a virtual access node corresponding to the first access node in response to determining that no virtual access node corresponding to the first access node currently exists on the central node;
obtaining, by the virtual access node on the central node, configuration information related to the first access node; and
sending, by the virtual access node to the first access node, the configuration information related to the first access node, after the first access node goes online.

US Pat. No. 10,560,317

SUBSCRIPTION TO A SUBSET OF SWITCHING EVENTS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method, executable by processor, the method comprising:receiving a list of events which are unexpected conditions internal to a networking switch and detectable by a programmable engine;
subscribing to a subset of events by selecting the subset of events from the list of events based on an assigned priority, a weighting mechanism, and a predetermined threshold;
in response to the programmable engine detecting an occurrence of a first event of the subscribed subset of events, receiving an interrupt signal which indicates the occurrence of the first event and notifies the processor to retrieve data related to the occurrence; and
retrieving the data associated with the occurrence.

US Pat. No. 10,560,303

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR A SMART ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATION CHANNEL

Cox Communications, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:receiving monitoring data associated with a communication channel by a machine learning model, the monitoring data being associated with one or more transmissions over the communication channel, the one or more transmissions being modulated using a first modulation technique;
determining, via the machine learning model, a first expected amount of data to be transmitted over the communication channel during a first period of time;
determining, via the machine learning model, that the first expected amount of data exceeds a first threshold amount of data, wherein the first threshold amount of data is greater than zero;
determining, via the machine learning model and based at least in part on the first expected amount of data exceeding the first threshold amount of data, a first symbol rate for transmitting data during the first period of time;
providing code that when executed causes data to be transmitted from a device over the communication channel using the first modulation technique at the first symbol rate during the first period of time;
determining, via the machine learning model, a second expected amount of data to be transmitted over the communication channel during a second period of time;
determining, via the machine learning model, that the second expected amount of data exceeds a second threshold amount of data, wherein the second threshold amount of data is greater than zero;
determining, via the machine learning model and based at least in part on the second expected amount of data exceeding the second threshold amount of data, a second symbol rate for transmitting data during the second period of time; and
providing code that when executed causes data to be transmitted from the device over the communication channel using the first modulation technique at the second symbol rate during the second period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,560,298

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMIT END, AND RECEIVE END

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A signal transmission method, comprising:mapping, by a transmit end to M evenly spaced subcarriers, a first sequence a0, a1, . . . , aM-1 comprising M elements, and mapping, to the M subcarriers, a second sequence b0, b1, . . . , bM-1 comprising M elements, wherein the M subcarriers are subcarriers on a same time domain symbol, the first sequence and the second sequence are code division-orthogonal, the first sequence a0, a1, . . . , aM-1 is obtained by extending a third sequence c0, c1, . . . , cK-1 having a length of K, and the second sequence b0, b1, . . . , bM-1 is obtained by extending a fourth sequence d0, d1, . . . , dK-1 having a length of K, wherein M=p×K,
i is a variable, a value of i is 0, 1, . . . , M?1, u and v each are one of 0, 1, . . . , p?1, v is not equal to u, and M, p, and K are all positive integers;generating, by the transmit end, a to-be-sent signal based on elements on the M subcarriers; and
sending, by the transmit end, the to-be-sent signal,
wherein the third sequence c0, c1, . . . , cK-1 and the fourth sequence d0, d1, . . . , dK-1 are sequences obtained by performing cyclic shifts on a same base sequence x0, x1, . . . , xK-1,
wherein:
r is a variable, a value of r is 0, 1, . . . , K?1, and ?1 and ?2 each are one of 0, 1, . . . , K?1; orcr=xr×ej2?r?1, dr=xr×ej2?r?2, r is a variable, a value of r is 0, 1, . . . , K?1, and ?1 and ?2 each are any real number.

US Pat. No. 10,560,290

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HALF UNIT INTERVAL EQUALIZATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:a processor operable to execute instructions;
a memory operable to store the instructions and information processed by the instructions;
a communication link interfaced with the processor and memory, the communication link having a transmitter that transmits the information across a physical medium to a receiver;
a clock interfaced with the communication link and referenced by the transmitter to define a unit interval, the information sent as high and low bits held for the unit interval; and
a feed forward equalization module interfaced with the communication link, the feed forward equalization module applying pre-emphasis at a low-bit-to-high-bit transition, the pre-emphasis applied for a fractional portion of the unit interval;
wherein:
the feed forward equalization module further applies de-emphasis at a high-to-low-bit transition, the de-emphasis applied for the fractional portion of the unit interval; and
the fractional portion comprises one-half unit interval.

US Pat. No. 10,560,286

GATEWAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A gateway device that relays a message between two or more domains, the gateway device comprising:at least one processor; and
a storage,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
receive a first message including a first message authentication code corresponding to a first domain among the two or more domains and first data from the first domain;
transmit a second message including a second message authentication code corresponding to a second domain among the two or more domains and the first data to the second domain;
manage domain keys corresponding to each of the first domain and the second domain;
generate the second message authentication code based on one of the domain keys corresponding to the second domain and the first data;
generate the second message including the first data and the second message authentication code;
transmit the second message to the second domain;
determine whether to generate the second message based on ID information for identifying the first message included in the first message;
locate the second domain;
generate a message authentication code based on one of the domain keys corresponding to the first domain and the first data;
upon comparing the message authentication code with the first message authentication code included in the first message and determining that the message authentication codes coincide with each other, generate the second message authentication code and generate the second message to transmit the second message;
generate a disposable number; and
upon comparing the disposable number with a disposable number included in the first message and determining that the disposable numbers coincide with each other, generate the second message authentication code and generate the second message to transmit the second message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,279

METHOD AND SERVER FOR CONTROLLING SMART DEVICES BASED ON PREDEFINED SCENARIO MODE

XIAOMI INC., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for configuring a scenario mode for smart devices, comprising:acquiring a user account bound with a first smart device and a second smart device;
identifying a predefined scenario mode template according to device information of the first smart device and the second smart device, wherein the predefined scenario template corresponds to a predefined scenario mode which associates at least one startup condition for the first smart device to trigger the scenario mode with at least one task to be performed by the second smart device when the scenario mode is triggered;
bounding the predefined scenario mode template with the user account to enable the predefined scenario mode for the first smart device and the second smart device; and
controlling the second smart device to perform the at least one task of the predefined scenario mode when the scenario mode is triggered according to whether the at least one startup condition is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,560,274

CREDENTIAL-BASED AUTHORIZATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising, at a user computer:storing an attribute credential certifying a set of attributes, the set of attributes being a plurality of attributes;
communicating with a revocation authority computer to obtain an auxiliary credential, cryptographically bound to said attribute credential, certifying a validity status for each attribute in the attribute credential, wherein said auxiliary credential certifies, for each attribute of the plurality of attributes, validity status data indicating whether that attribute is valid or invalid, and wherein, through use of the auxiliary credential, attributes in the attribute credential can be revoked individually, leaving others still valid, without requiring re-issue of the attribute credential as a whole;
communicating with a verifier computer to prove possession of said attribute credential and said auxiliary credential such that the verifier computer is configured to determine whether at least one attribute in the attribute credential, certified as valid by the auxiliary credential, satisfies an access condition for a resource; and
accessing the resource in response to the verifier computer permitting access to the resource.

US Pat. No. 10,560,273

TRANSACTION AUTHENTICATION BASED ON CONTEXTUAL DATA PRESENTATION

ASSA ABLOY AB, Stockholm...

1. A method of producing a message in connection with a detected transaction, the method comprising:receiving transaction information that describes details of the detected transaction;
receiving user-provided contextual information that describes a context of the detected transaction, wherein the user-provided contextual information comprises a description of the detected transaction generated by a person that initiated the detected transaction, and generated during the detected transaction, wherein receiving the user-provided contextual data comprises:
receiving a selection by the user of automatic contextual information generation or manual contextual information generation;
in response to the selection being the automatic contextual information generation, obtaining machine-generated contextual information to use as the user-provided contextual information; and
in response to the selection being the manual contextual information generation, obtaining custom contextual data that is unrelated to the transaction information to use as the user-provided contextual information;
producing at least one digital signature based on a combination of the transaction information and the user-provided contextual information; and
transmitting the digital signature in a message to a server.

US Pat. No. 10,560,259

ARCHITECTURE AND INSTRUCTION SET FOR IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED ENCRYPTION STANDARD (AES)

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A processor comprising:a plurality of cores;
a level 1 (L1) instruction cache to store instructions, including a Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) round instruction;
a level 1 (L1) data cache to store data;
instruction fetch circuitry to fetch the instructions from the L1 instruction cache;
decode circuitry to decode the SIMD AES round instruction that is to be used to perform only a single round of an AES cryptographic operation, wherein the SIMD AES round instruction has an encrypt/decrypt parameter dedicated to specification of whether either one of a single AES decryption round, or a single AES encryption round, is to be performed;
a Read Only Memory (ROM) to store micro operations for the SIMD AES round instruction;
a first 128-bit source register to store input data to be decrypted or encrypted by the single round of the AES cryptographic operation dependent upon the encrypt/decrypt parameter;
a second 128-bit source register to store a round key to be used for the single round of the AES cryptographic operation; and
an execution circuit including AES execution circuitry to execute the micro operations for the SIMD AES round instruction to perform only the single round of the AES cryptographic operation, the single round of the AES cryptographic operation to operate on the input data from the first 128-bit source register using the round key from the second 128-bit source register, and to store a result of the single round of the AES cryptographic operation in a destination storage location, the single round of the AES cryptographic operation to include either an inverse mix columns transform for the single AES decryption round or a mix columns transform for the single AES encryption round.

US Pat. No. 10,560,257

HOMOMORPHIC ENCRYPTION

BROWN UNIVERSITY, Provid...

1. A system for homomorphic encryption via finite ring isomorphisms, comprising:at least one processor; and
memory, operatively connected to the at least one processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
select a polynomial f(x) of exact degree n with small coefficients in a ring Fq[x];
select a polynomial h(y) of exact degree n in a ring Fq[y];
construct an isomorphism from the ring Fq[x]/(f(x)) to the ring Fq[y]/(h(y));
construct an inverse isomorphism from the ring Fq[y]/(h(y)) to the ring Fq[x]/(f(x));
encrypt one or more messages using said isomorphism from the ring Fq[x]/(f(x)) to the ring Fq[y]/(h(y));
transmit the encrypted one or more messages to a remote computer;
receive one or more encrypted response messages from the remote computer based at least in part on the transmitted one or more messages; and
decrypt the one or more encrypted response messages.

US Pat. No. 10,560,248

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SERVICE TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program instructions, wherein when executed by one or more processors of a terminal device, the instructions cause the terminal device to carry out a process that comprises:receiving, from a base station, information of resources that are reserved for a service, wherein the information of the resources comprises position information of specific radio frames in a time unit and position information of a specific subframe, that is capable of carrying the service, in each of the specific radio frames; and
receiving, from the base station, the service carried in one or more specific subframes in accordance with the position information of the specific radio frames and the position information of the specific subframe;
wherein the position information of the specific radio frames in the time unit comprises a period of a distribution of the specific radio frames in the time unit, wherein the period is 2m radio frames, and m is a nonnegative integer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,243

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SELECT OR TRANSMITTING FREQUENCY DOMAIN PATTERNS FOR PHASE TRACKING REFERENCE SIGNALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:a transceiver of a first wireless communication device;
an antenna, coupled to the transceiver;
a memory; and
at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to control the transceiver, the at least one processor further configured to:
select a recommendation for a resource to transmit a phase tracking reference signal (PT-RS) based on a condition of a communication system, and
cause the transceiver to transmit an indication of the selected recommendation for the resource to a second wireless communication device, and to receive acknowledgement information associated with the PT-RS based on the transmitted indication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,233

INTERLACE PATTERN SELECTION FOR LOW CM/PAPR TRANSMISSION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A terminal for a wireless communication network, the terminal comprising control circuitry configured to:perform interlacing by performing clustered Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) spread Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) (DFT-S-OFDM) modulation for an uplink signal to be transmitted in an unlicensed frequency band;
receive quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) modulated samples representing the uplink signal to be transmitted;
perform DFT precoding of the received QAM modulated samples;
receive an interlace pattern;
perform a resource block (RB) to subcarrier mapping of the DFT precoded samples using the received interlace pattern to obtain a vector of subcarriers; and
input the obtained vector of subcarriers to perform an inverse Fast Fourier Transformation (IFFT) for low cubic metric (CM)/peak to average power ratio (PAPR) transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,221

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TRAINING-BASED CHANNEL CODE DESIGN

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:an encoder to encode input bits at input bit positions onto sub-channels that are provided by a code, each of the sub-channels having an associated reliability of correct decoding of an input bit at an input bit position;
a transmitter, coupled to the encoder, to transmit codewords generated by the encoder; and
a receiver, coupled to the encoder, to receive from a decoder of a codeword that was transmitted by the transmitter, an indication that is based on the reliabilities of the sub-channels, the input bits from which the codeword was generated being known to the decoder for determining the reliabilities of the sub-channels.

US Pat. No. 10,560,212

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MESH RESTORATION IN NETWORKS DUE TO INTRA-NODE FAULTS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method implemented in a node in a network utilizing a control plane for triggering mesh restoration due to an intra-node fault, the method comprising:monitoring at least one channel at a degree of a plurality of degrees associated with the node;
detecting a fault on the at least one channel, wherein the fault is an intra-node fault upstream of the degree; and
transmitting a channel fault indicator downstream of the fault to at least one downstream node along a path of the faulted channel, wherein restoration is triggered based on the channel fault indicator,
wherein the fault is an intra-node fault that affects degree-to-degree connectivity and comprises any of a fiber fault, a power failure on a shelf or on active components of an associated degree, and a loss of communication with a control plane processor, and
wherein the channel fault indicator includes information related to the intra-node fault to identify the intra-node fault by the control plane including an identifier of the node and direction information for the degree-to-degree connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,207

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TARGETED SECONDARY CONTENT DELIVERY

NAFFA INNOVATIONS PRIVATE...

1. A method for providing targeted secondary content delivery to a user, the method comprising the following steps:storing in a repository, a primary content to be broadcast to a user terminal accessible to the user;
transferring the primary content stored in the repository to an application server, and implementing a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm on the primary content, and converting the primary content into a first frequency domain representation;
identifying, using the application server, a plurality of energy spectral density points from the first frequency domain representation, and storing the energy spectral density points in the repository;
identifying, using the application server, a first energy spectral density point having highest spectral density amongst the plurality of energy spectral density points incorporated into the first frequency domain representation, and determining a first frequency component corresponding to the first energy spectral density point, and a first timestamp indicative of a time at which the primary content characterized by the first frequency component would he broadcasted onto the user terminal;
generating, at the application server, a primary hash key representing the first frequency component and the first timestamp, and linking the primary hash key with the primary content stored in the repository;
storing in the repository, a secondary content predetermined to be relevant to the primary content, and linking the secondary content to the primary content and the primary hash key;
broadcasting the primary content onto the user terminal, and triggering a pre-configured handheld device in proximity to the user terminal and accessible to the user, to capture tonalities corresponding to the primary content played back on the user terminal at least during the time denoted by the first timestamp;
analyzing, at the application server, the tonalities captured by the handheld device, and converting captured tonalities into a second frequency domain representation, the second frequency domain representation incorporating a plurality of energy spectral density points corresponding to the captured tonalities;
identifying from the second frequency domain representation, a second energy spectral density point having highest spectral density amongst the plurality of energy spectral density points corresponding to the captured tonalities;
determining a second frequency component corresponding to the second energy spectral density point, and determining a second timestamp indicative of a time at which the captured tonalities characterized by the second frequency component were played back on the user terminal;
generating a secondary hash key by combining the second frequency component and the second timestamp;
comparing the secondary hash key with the primary hash key, and determining whether the secondary hash key is similar to the primary hash key;
transmitting the secondary content linked to the primary hash key, onto the handheld device, only in an event that the secondary hash key is determined to be similar to the primary hash key, and prompting the user to respond to the secondary content via the handheld device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,204

5G FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS DEVICE SELF-INSTALLATION

Verizon Patent And Licens...

1. A method comprising:activating, by a fixed wireless access device, a Fifth Generation (5G) scanning mode;
scanning, by the fixed wireless access device, for 5G wireless signals associated with a provider that is also associated with the fixed wireless access device;
detecting, by the fixed wireless access device, a 5G wireless signal associated with the provider;
determining, by the fixed wireless access device, a signal strength for the detected 5G wireless signal; and
generating, by the fixed wireless access device, an indication of the determined signal strength to be displayed on a user interface associated with the fixed wireless access device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,194

MINIMIZING POLARIZATION-DEPENDENT OPTICAL POWER FOR PM-M-QAM TRANSMITTERS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:one or more devices to:
control a bias point of a tributary modulator of a plurality of tributary modulators;
control a phase relationship between two optical signals,
each optical signal, of the two optical signals, being generated by one of the plurality of tributary modulators;
control a voltage swing of an electrical signal received by the tributary modulator; and
set a reverse bias of the tributary modulator to control a power level of one or more optical signals of the plurality of tributary modulators,
setting the reverse bias being based on at least one of:
a wavelength of an optical signal generated by the tributary modulator,
a polarization orientation of the optical signal generated by the tributary modulator, or
a length of a waveguide via which the optical signal, generated by the tributary modulator, is to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,560,193

DSM-PSK OPTICAL WIRELESS TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

KOOKMIN UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A hybrid DSM-PSK optical wireless transmitting method comprising:generating, by a first modulator, a first dimming signal of a first frequency periodically repeating binary value 0s and 1s;
receiving, by the first modulator, an input of a first binary data signal;
outputting, by the first modulator, a second dimming signal, which is a binary data signal, having a frequency the same as that of the first dimming signal, a phase the same as that of the first dimming signal when the first binary data signal is a binary value 0, and a phase opposite to that of the first dimming signal when the first binary data signal is a binary value 1;
changing, by a DSM-PSK optical wireless transmitting device, brightness of a first light source panel according to the first dimming signal; and
changing, by the DSM-PSK optical wireless transmitting device, brightness of a second light source panel according to the second dimming signal, wherein
each of changing brightness of a first light source panel and changing brightness of a second light source panel includes:
receiving, by a second modulator, an input of the first or second dimming signal;
generating, by the second modulator, a signal d having a value d0 when the inputted dimming signal is a binary value 0 and having a value d1 when the inputted dimming signal is a binary value 1, wherein d0 and d1 are different integers from 1 to M?1, and M is an integer equal to or greater than 3;
receiving, by the second modulator, an input of a second binary data signal;
converting, by the second modulator, the second binary data signal into a global phase shift signal having an integer value from 0 to M?1;
creating, by the second modulator, a reference signal group including M ordered pulse wave signals having the same frequency of the second frequency, the same duty ratio of d/M and different phases, wherein the phase is p*2?/M, and p is an integer from 0 to M?1;
creating, by the second modulator, a data signal group including M ordered pulse wave signals by phase-shifting the reference signal group according to the global phase shift signal;
turning on and off, by a transmitter, each of light sources of the reference light source group including M ordered light sources in a light source panel corresponding to the inputted dimming signal, according to each pulse wave signal of the reference signal group; and
turning on and off, by the transmitter, each of light sources of the data light source group including M ordered light sources in a light source panel corresponding to the inputted dimming signal, according to each pulse wave signal of the data signal group.

US Pat. No. 10,560,186

OPTICAL POWER EQUILIBRIUM METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An optical power equilibrium method, wherein the method is applicable to an optical cross device that is based on a liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), and after a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) signal emitted from an input port passes through an optical cross component, wavelength signals in the WDM signal are incident to different locations in the LCOS, wherein the method comprises:configuring the LCOS as a blazed grating pattern whose phase periodically changes, wherein each period comprises three grating segments, and a pixel quantity in each period does not change, wherein a second grating segment is located between a first grating segment and a third grating segment, and the second grating segment has only one phase variation rate at a same moment, and does not have a phase variation rate the same as both phase variation rates of the first grating segment and the third grating segment;
monitoring power of the wavelength signals in the WDM signal, wherein the WDM signal comprises a first wavelength signal; and
reducing a phase modulation depth and a pixel quantity of the second grating segment in each period at a first location if power of the first wavelength signal is greater than preset target power, so that the power of the first wavelength signal is the same as the target power, wherein the first location is a location at which the first wavelength signal is incident to the LCOS.

US Pat. No. 10,560,185

OPTICAL LINE CARD WITH OPTICAL SIGNAL POWER MONITOR

OYSTER OPTICS LLC, Resto...

1. An optical line card, comprising:a printed circuit board; and
a plurality of components affixed to the printed circuit board, wherein the plurality of components include:
an optical connector configured to receive a downstream termination point of an optical fiber;
a splitter coupled to the optical connector and configured to split an incoming optical signal, received from the optical connector, into a first optical signal and a second optical signal;
an optical receiver configured to receive the first optical signal and obtain received data encoded in the incoming optical signal;
an optical signal power circuit configured to:
monitor a power of the incoming optical signal based on a power of the second optical signal; and
generate a monitor signal based on the power of the second optical signal and one or more power criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,560,176

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A user equipment device adapted to receive data on a first carrier and a second carrier, the user equipment comprising:a receiver coupled to an antenna configured to receive the data via at least one of a control channel, a data channel, or a combination thereof;
an operation mode determination circuit configured to determine whether to test and/or change an active antenna operation mode to a different antenna mode based on whether the control channel or the data channel has priority based on information of the first carrier and information of the second carrier; and
an antenna controller configured to control the antenna to operate in the determined active antenna operation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,174

LATENCY REDUCTION FOR WIRELESS DATA TRANSMISSION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry and memory, the processing circuitry to:
decode downlink control information that signals a shortened transmission time interval (xTTI) length configuration for a time division duplexing (TDD) component carrier (CC), the xTTI length configuration comprising a length in time or a length in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols;
decode a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to identify scheduling timing and hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) timing of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) on the TDD CC based on the identified xTTI length configuration, the PDCCH scheduling a PDSCH in a single xTTI; and
encode a HARQ acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) for transmission to an evolved NodeB (eNB) based at least on a HARQ-ACK timeline and based on the identified xTTI length configuration, the HARQ-ACK for the PDSCH being encoded for transmission in a next uplink xTTI,
wherein prior to receipt of the downlink control information signalling the xTTI length configuration, the UE was configured to use a legacy TTI length configuration, the xTTI length configuration being half the legacy TTI length configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,168

METHOD FOR MULTIUSER SUPERPOSITION TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a first eNodeB (eNB) to perform multiuser superposition transmission (MUST) involving joint transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first channel state information (CSI) of a first eNB participating in joint transmission from a MUST-paired user equipment (UE);
configuring a parameter necessary to perform the MUST involving joint transmission to the MUST-paired UE based on the first CSI and second CS of a second eNB participating the joint transmission; and
transmitting the parameter to the MUST-paired UE and the second eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,560,165

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS TERMINAL APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A communication system, comprising:one or more wireless terminal apparatuses; and
a base station apparatus that performs a wireless communication with the one or more wireless terminal apparatuses, wherein in a transmission beamforming training interval in which beamforming training of a transmission beam is performed,
the base station apparatus transmits to the one or more wireless terminal apparatuses a protocol control frame including a designation field indicating a reception quality measuring method and transmits a plurality of first training frames while sequentially switching a plurality of first transmission beam patterns,
the one or more wireless terminal apparatuses perform an operation including,
receiving the protocol control frame,
receiving the plurality of first training frames using a particular beam pattern,
measuring first reception quality of the received plurality of first training frames according to the reception quality measuring method indicated in the received protocol control frame, and
generating a second feedback frame including the measured first reception quality and transmitting the generated second feedback frame to the base station apparatus, and
the base station apparatus performs an operation including,
receiving the second feedback frame, and
selecting one beam pattern from the plurality of first transmission beam patterns based on the first reception quality included in the second feedback frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,159

PILOT SCHEME FOR A MIMO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of transmitting demodulation pilot information, the method comprising:a base station performing,
transmitting an assignment of a plurality of subcarriers in one or more blocks of subcarriers for a single carrier frequency division multiple access (SC-FDM) signal, wherein the assignment of the plurality of subcarriers is:
every other subcarrier of the one or more blocks of subcarriers on one or more pilot symbols in a set of pilot and traffic symbols; and
every subcarrier of the one or more blocks of subcarriers on a plurality of traffic symbols in the set of pilot and traffic symbols;
wherein each block of the one or more blocks of subcarriers comprises more than one subcarrier;
receiving, from a first mobile terminal, demodulation pilot information on the one or more pilot symbols and traffic information on the plurality of traffic symbols, wherein the demodulation pilot information is mapped to every other subcarrier of the one or more blocks of subcarriers on the one or more pilot symbols in the set of pilot and traffic symbols, wherein the traffic information is mapped onto every subcarrier of the one or more blocks of subcarriers on the plurality of traffic symbols in the set of pilot and traffic symbols, wherein each of the plurality of traffic symbols of the SC-FDM signal undergoes discrete Fourier transform pre-processing of the traffic information prior to sub-carrier mapping, and wherein each of the at least one pilot symbols of the SC-FDM signal does not undergo discrete Fourier transform pre-processing prior to sub-carrier mapping; and
receiving, from a second mobile terminal, second demodulation pilot information on the one or more pilot symbols and second traffic information on the plurality of traffic symbols, wherein the second demodulation pilot information is mapped to subcarriers different from the assignment of the plurality of subcarriers for the first mobile terminal on the pilot symbols of the set of pilot and traffic symbols, and wherein the second traffic information is mapped to the assignment of the plurality of subcarriers for the first mobile terminal on the traffic symbols of the set of pilot and traffic symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,560,158

TRIGGERED UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method for communicating in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining, at a first communication device, respective time duration requirements for preparing uplink transmissions by multiple second communication devices as part of an uplink multi-user (MU) transmission;
generating, at the first communication device, a physical layer (PHY) data unit that includes a trigger frame, wherein the trigger frame is for triggering simultaneous uplink transmissions by multiple second communication devices as part of the uplink MU transmission, wherein the trigger frame includes a trigger information portion, and wherein the PHY data unit is generated such that a duration between transmission of an end of the trigger information portion and transmission of an end of the PHY data unit is sufficient to satisfy the respective time duration requirements of the multiple second communication devices;
transmitting, with the first communication device, the PHY data unit; and
receiving, at the first communication device, the simultaneous uplink transmissions, triggered by the trigger frame, from the multiple second communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,157

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a first communication unit comprising a first antenna and a second antenna;
a second communication unit comprising a third antenna and a fourth antenna;
a first communication control unit configured to control wireless data communication based on electromagnetic field coupling between the first antenna and the third antenna;
a second communication control unit configured to control wireless data communication based on electromagnetic field coupling between the second antenna and the fourth antenna; and
a movement control unit configured to move at least one of the first communication unit and the second communication unit relatively to the other while maintaining a positional relationship in which the first antenna faces the third antenna and the second antenna faces the fourth antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,560,149

COMMUNICATING BETWEEN DEVICES IN A DOORBELL SYSTEM USING AC POWER WAVEFORMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An audio/video (A/V) recording and communication device configured to be connected in series with a doorbell device in a doorbell circuit, the A/V recording and communication device comprising:a button configured to receive touch input to cause a signaling device to output a sound;
one or more processors;
a first signal relay configured to be disposed in series with the signaling device to perform current switching for controlling AC current that is provided by an AC power source, the first signal relay being selectively configurable to close a first connection such that the AC current is provided by the AC power source and to open the first connection such that the AC current is not provided by the AC power source;
a second signal relay disposed in parallel with the A/V recording and communication device to perform current switching for controlling the AC current that is drawn by the A/V recording and communication device, the second signal relay being selectively configurable to open a second connection such that the AC current is drawn by the A/V recording and communication device through the first signal relay and to close the second connection such that that AC current passes through the first signal relay and the second signal relay to bypass the A/V recording and communication device; and
memory having stored therein instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the A/V recording and communication device to:
cause the first signal relay to close the first connection;
cause the second signal relay to open the second connection such that the A/V recording and communication device draws a first amount of AC current through the first signal relay;
detect a touch input of the button;
based at least in part on the detecting the touch input of the button, cause the first signal relay to open the first connection such that the doorbell circuit is open, thereby preventing the first amount of AC current from being drawn by the A/V recording and communication device for a first period of time,
wherein the preventing the first amount of AC current from being drawn by the A/V recording and communication device indicates to the signaling device to output the sound;
subsequent to the first period of time:
cause the first signal relay to close the first connection such that the AC current is provided to the doorbell circuit by the AC power source; and
cause the second signal relay to close the second connection such that a second amount of AC current that is drawn by the signaling device to output the sound bypasses the A/V recording and communication device by passing through the first signal relay and the second signal relay, wherein the first signal relay and the second signal relay are closed for a second period of time;
subsequent to the second period of time:
cause the first signal relay to open the first connection for a third period of time; and
cause the second signal relay to open the second connection for the third period of time such that the doorbell circuit is open, thereby preventing the signaling device from drawing the second amount of AC current to output the sound; and
subsequent to the third period of time, cause the first signal relay to close the first connection such that the A/V recording and communication device draws a third amount of AC current through the first signal relay.

US Pat. No. 10,560,146

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATING MULTI-WIRE SKEW

KANDOU LABS, S.A., Lausa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, over a plurality of consecutive signaling intervals, a plurality of codewords, each codeword received as a plurality of symbols via wires of a multi-wire bus, the plurality of symbols received at a plurality of multi-input comparators (MICs), wherein each symbol is received by at least two MICs;
generating, for each codeword, a corresponding set of MIC outputs by forming linear combinations of the received symbols using the plurality of MICs;
generating a plurality of skew measurement signals over the plurality of consecutive signaling intervals, each skew measurement signal based on an early-late measurement made on at least one MIC output of the corresponding set of MIC outputs undergoing a transition between two consecutive signaling intervals responsive to two or more wires of the multi-wire bus undergoing a signal transition; and
updating, for each skew measurement signal, wire-specific skew values for the two or more wires of the multi-wire bus undergoing the signal transition.

US Pat. No. 10,560,141

MOBILE TERMINAL, BASE STATION AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM TO SECURELY RECEIVE SIGNAL

JRD Communication (Shenzh...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a memory configured to store instructions;
a processor configured to execute the instructions, which cause the processor to perform steps comprising:
pre-configuring a first standard PN sequence and a second standard PN sequence, and when communication between the mobile terminal and a base station is established, receiving a first start bit serial number of the first standard PN sequence and a second start bit serial number of the second standard PN sequence to the mobile terminal by a from the base station;
based on the first start bit serial number of the first standard PN sequence, obtaining a first cyclic PN sequence, and based on the second start bit serial number of the second standard PN sequence, obtaining a second cyclic PN sequence;
when transmitting information to the base station, randomly XORing corresponding digits of a low frequency digital sequence of information to be transmitted and the first cyclic PN sequence and the second cyclic PN sequence, to obtain a spread sequence, and transmitting the spread sequence out; and
when receiving information from the base station,
receiving a spread sequence transmitted by the base station, and XORing the spread sequence transmitted by the base station with the first cyclic PN sequence and the second cyclic PN sequence, to obtain a first sequence to be determined and a second sequence to be determined; and
for each of the first sequence to be determined and the second sequence to be determined, determining whether the first sequence to be determined or the second sequence to be determined is a high frequency digital sequence, and if so, discarding the first sequence to be determined or the second sequence to be determined, and if not, determining that the first sequence to be determined or the second sequence to be determined is the information from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,560,136

ANTENNA CONTINUITY

Corning Optical Communica...

1. An access unit configured to provide radio frequency (RF) communications to a coverage area, comprising:an antenna component comprising a first resistive element and configured to communicate RF signals into a coverage area;
a base unit, comprising:
a base unit circuit board formed on a first printed circuit board;
a cavity filter block formed on a second printed circuit board and operatively connected to the base unit circuit board, comprising:
processing circuitry, the processing circuitry including at least one filter;
an RF blocking component electrically connected to the first resistive element, and
a second resistive element provided on the second printed circuit board and electrically connected in series with the RF blocking component;
a third resistive element disposed on the first printed circuit board and electrically connected with the second resistive element, wherein the first resistive element, the second resistive element, and the third resistive element collectively form a voltage divider coupled across the antenna component, the second printed circuit board, and the first printed circuit board; and
a controller; and
a communications medium electrically connecting the antenna component to the base unit, wherein
the controller is configured to determine a connected state of the antenna component to the base unit based at least on a voltage difference between the second resistive element and the third resistive element.

US Pat. No. 10,560,133

DEVICE FOR RADIO COMMUNICATION USING A PLURALITY OF ANTENNAS

Hitachi Kokusai Electric ...

1. A device comprising:a first amplitude and phase controller configured to:
control a first amplitude and phase of a first receiving signal being input by a first receiving antenna to obtain a first directivity for a desired signal and to output a first desired signal, and
control a first amplitude and phase of a second receiving signal being input by a second receiving antenna to obtain a second directivity for the desired signal and to output a second desired signal;
a second amplitude and phase controller configured to:
control a second amplitude and phase of the first receiving signal to obtain a first directivity for a first undesirable signal by identifying a first arrival direction of the desired signal as a first null point and to output a first null point signal, and
control a second amplitude and phase of the second receiving signal to obtain a second directivity for the first undesirable signal by identifying a second arrival direction of the desired signal as a second null point and to output a second null point signal;
a first receiving synthesizer configured to:
synthesize the first desired signal with the second desired signal, and
output a first receiving synthesized signal;
a second receiving synthesizer configured to:
synthesize the first null point signal with the second null point signal, and
output a second receiving synthesized signal; and
a desired signal generator configured to output a synthesized receiving signal synthesizing the first receiving synthesized signal with the second receiving synthesized signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,130

MULTIWAY SWITCH, RADIO FREQUENCY SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A multiway switch, comprising:six throw (T) ports and 2n pole (P) ports, the six T ports comprising two first T ports, and each of the two first T ports being coupled with all the 2n P ports; n being an integer and n?2;
the multiway switch being configured to be coupled with a radio frequency circuit and an antenna system of a wireless communication device operable in a dual-frequency single-transmit mode, to implement a preset function of the wireless communication device, the antenna system comprising 2n antennas corresponding to the 2n P ports, and the preset function being a function of transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) through the 2n antennas in turn;
wherein
the six T ports further comprise four second T ports;
each of the four second T ports is coupled with one of the 2n P ports, and T ports at the same frequency band in the four second T ports are coupled with different P ports;
each of the 2n P ports is configured to be coupled with a corresponding antenna of the 2n antennas;
the two first T ports at least support a transmission function; and
the four second T ports support only a reception function.

US Pat. No. 10,560,125

TECHNIQUES FOR DATA COMPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A data processing device, comprising:a digital front end (DFE) circuitry configured to convert an antenna signal to digital data, wherein the digital data comprises a plurality of data symbols;
a baseband (BB) circuitry configured to process the digital data in baseband; and
a digital interface between the DFE circuitry and the BB circuitry,
wherein the DFE circuitry comprises a data compression circuitry configured to compress the plurality of data symbols for use in transmission via the digital interface to the BB circuitry,
wherein the data compression circuitry is configured to compress the plurality of data symbols based on a removal of an unused subcarrier and the removal of a cyclic prefix, the data compression circuitry utilizing an OFDM-symbol-aligned Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) window for data compression to substantially eliminate out-of-band spectral content for data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,560,121

TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD AND RECEPTION APPARATUS

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A transmission method in a transmission apparatus using a light communication scheme and an encoding method of a low-density parity-check convolutional code (LDPC-CC) of a coding rate of ½ and a time-variant period of 3, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining a parity bit sequence from an information sequence including input data sequence and a bit sequence comprising a plurality of bits each bit having a value of 0, using first to third parity check polynomials that satisfy 0; and
transmitting, by a transmission circuitry in the transmission apparatus using the light communication scheme, a light communication signal generated by using the input data sequence and the obtained parity bit sequence, wherein:
the first parity check polynomial that satisfies 0 is represented by a first Equation of the following three Equations where
(a#1,1,1%3, a#1,1,2%3, a#1,1,3%3) is a combination of different values, and
(b#1,1%3, b#1,2%3, b#1,3%3) is a combination of different values;
the second parity check polynomial that satisfies 0 is represented by a second Equation of the following three Equations where
(a#2,1,1%3, a#2,1,2%3, a#2,1,3%3) is a combination of different values, and
(b#2,1%3, b#2,2%3, b#2,3%3) is a combination of different values;
the third parity check polynomial that satisfies 0 is represented by a third Equation of the following three Equations where
(a#3,1,1%3, a#3,1,2%3, a#3,1,3%3) is a combination of different values, and
(b#3,1%3, b#3,2%3, b#3,3%3) is a combination of different values;
the low-density parity-check convolutional code (LDPC-CC) is defined by periodical switching of the first to third parity check polynomials that satisfies 0 by the time-variant period of 3;

wherein:
Xj(D) is a polynomial representation of the information sequence Xj;
P(D) is a polynomial representation of the parity bit sequence;
a#k,1,1, a#k,1,2, and a#k,1,3 (where k=1, 2, 3) are integers (where a#k,1,1?a#k,1,2?a#k,1,3);
b#k,1, b#k,2, and b#k,3 (where k=1, 2, 3) are integers (where b#k,1?b#k,2?b#k,3); and
“c % d” indicates a remainder obtained by dividing c by d.

US Pat. No. 10,560,118

MULTIPLE LOW DENSITY PARITY CHECK (LDPC) BASE GRAPH DESIGN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of low density parity check (LDPC) decoding, the method comprising:maintaining a plurality of LDPC base graphs, the plurality of LDPC base graphs comprising at least a first LDPC base graph associated with a first information block length range and a second LDPC base graph associated with a second information block length range, wherein the second information block length range comprises a subset of the first information block length range;
receiving a codeword over a wireless air interface from a transmitter;
selecting a select LDPC base graph from the plurality of LDPC base graphs for decoding the codeword based, at least in part, on an information block length associated with the codeword; and
decoding the codeword utilizing the select LDPC base graph to produce an information block comprising the information block length.

US Pat. No. 10,560,111

NESTED CASCADED MIXED-RADIX DIGITAL DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR

University College Cork-N...

1. A fractional-N frequency synthesizer comprising:a divider controller having a main nth order modulator and an auxiliary nth order modulator, wherein a noise shaping of the auxiliary nth order modulator is the same order as a noise shaping of the main nth order modulator, and wherein n is an integer value greater than one and the divider controller comprises a plurality of error feedback modulator stages connected in a two-level nested cascaded multi-stage noise shaping (MASH) digital delta-sigma modulator (DDSM) with a single error cancellation network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,107

POWER SUPPLY POWER MANAGEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of operating power management circuitry, the method comprising:providing a clock signal having a first frequency to a load circuit;
providing a load current into a load, the load comprising the load circuit;
detecting whether the load current exceeds a high current limit for a first duration;
in response to the load current exceeding the high current limit for the first duration, reducing the frequency of the clock signal to a second frequency, otherwise not reducing the frequency of the clock signal;
detecting whether an average of the load current exceeds an average current limit;
in response to the average load current exceeding the average current limit, reducing the frequency of the clock signal to the second frequency, otherwise not reducing the frequency of the clock signal;
while the frequency of the clock signal is the second frequency, detecting whether an output voltage provided to the load is below a first voltage threshold; and
in response to the output voltage being below the first voltage threshold, further reducing the frequency of the clock signal to a third frequency, otherwise not further reducing the frequency of the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,105

DELAY-LOCKED LOOP WITH LARGE TUNING RANGE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A delay-locked loop, comprising:a first delay line;
a second delay line;
a controller configured to select between the first delay line and the second delay line based upon a phase difference between a clock signal and a data signal, wherein the controller is further configured to select for the first delay line to delay the clock signal to form a delay-locked loop output clock signal responsive to the phase difference corresponding to a delay within a delay operating range for the first delay line and to select for the second delay line to delay the clock signal to form the delay-locked loop output clock signal responsive to the phase difference corresponding to a delay within a delay operating range for the second delay line;
a clock data recovery circuit configured to produce a control signal responsive to the phase difference between the clock signal and the data signal and to control a delay for the selected delay line responsive to the control signal; and
a demultiplexer configured to receive the control signal, wherein the controller is further configured to control the demultiplexer to demultiplex the control signal to the first delay line responsive to the selection of the first delay line by the controller and to demultiplex the control signal to the second delay line responsive to the selection of the second delay line by the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,560,104

CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a clock multiplier to multiply an input clock by an integer;
a phase locked loop (PLL) coupled to the clock multiplier; and
a clock distribution network coupled to an input and output of the PLL, wherein the clock multiplier is to receive an input from a separate die, which includes a clock synchronization circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,103

FLUX-TUNABLE QUBIT DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE JOSEPHSON JUNCTIONS

1. A qubit device comprising:an inductor connected between a first circuit node and a second circuit node;
a first Josephson junction connected in parallel with the inductor between the first circuit node and the second circuit node; and
a second Josephson junction connected in parallel with the inductor between the first circuit node and the second circuit node,
wherein the qubit device is configured to receive, during operation of the qubit device, a magnetic flux that controls a qubit frequency of the qubit device, and the qubit frequency as a function of the magnetic flux comprises multiple flux sweet spots.

US Pat. No. 10,560,099

SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS USING SWING LEVEL CONVERSION CIRCUIT

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor apparatus comprising:an input selection circuit configured to select one of a first input signal and a second input signal in response to a control signal and configured to output the selected input signal as a selection signal, wherein swing levels of the first input signal and the second input signal are different from one another; and
a conversion circuit configured to generate an output signal, in response to the selection signal, wherein the output signal swings to a level substantially identical to a level of the second input signal,
wherein the input selection circuit comprises:
a first input circuit configured to transfer the first input signal to an output circuit;
a second input circuit configured to transfer the second input signal to the output circuit based on the control signal; and
the output circuit configured to perform at least one of an inverting operation and a resistive feedback inverting operation on the first and second input signals, received from the first and second input circuits, based on the control signal and output a result of the operation as the selection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,091

SWITCH ASSEMBLY OF REACTIVE POWER COMPENSATION APPARATUS

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A switch assembly of a reactive power compensation apparatus, the switch assembly comprising:a support module;
a first switching module having a first stack structure perpendicular to the supporting module; and
a second switching module having a second stack structure perpendicular to the supporting module, the second switching module being connected in parallel with the first switching module,
wherein each of the first and second switching modules comprises:
a plurality of cooling plates stacked along a vertical direction with respect to the supporting module; and
a plurality of switches disposed between the plurality of cooling plates, and
wherein each of the plurality of cooling plates comprises: an engagement portion disposed on one side of an upper surface of each of the plurality of cooling plates to be located at a normal position by guiding the plurality of switches,
wherein the engagement portion comprises at least one or more engagement protrusions having a circular shape, and
wherein the at least one or more engagement protrusions are spaced apart by a radius of each of the plurality of switches from a center of each of the plurality of cooling plates.

US Pat. No. 10,560,087

PASSIVE LEAKAGE MANAGEMENT CIRCUIT FOR A SWITCH LEAKAGE CURRENT

GE Aviation Systems Limit...

1. A passive leakage management circuit for a switch leakage current comprising:a switch that includes an input electrically coupled with a source of alternating current (AC) and an output electrically coupled with an electrical load, and is operable in a first operating mode, wherein the output supplies an AC output current provided to the input and having a first AC voltage, and in a second operating mode, wherein the output supplies an AC leakage current from the input and having a second AC voltage lower than the first AC voltage;
a rectifying module electrically coupled with the switch output and that rectifies the AC output current to a direct current (DC) output current during the first operating mode and the second operating mode;
a first current path that receives the DC output current and includes a first transistor that conducts current along the first current path based on the switch output; and
a leakage current path that receives the DC output current and includes a second transistor that conducts current along the leakage current path based on the first transistor not conducting current;
wherein at least one of the first current path or leakage current path conducts current based on the switch output, without an additional power source beyond the switch output, and independent of the first or second operating mode of the switch, and wherein only one of the first current path or leakage current path conducts current when the switch is coupled with the source of alternating current.

US Pat. No. 10,560,084

LEVEL SHIFT CIRCUIT

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A level shift circuit comprising:a first PMOS transistor electrically connected at a gate to a first node to which a first signal having an amplitude to be a first power-supply potential is input, electrically connected to a second node at a source, and electrically connected at a drain to an output terminal from which a signal having an amplitude to be a second power-supply potential different from the first power-supply potential is output;
a first NMOS transistor electrically connected to the first node at a gate and is electrically connected to the output terminal at a drain;
a second PMOS transistor electrically connected to a third node at a gate, electrically connected to a node to be the second power-supply potential at a source, and electrically connected to the second node at a drain;
a third PMOS transistor electrically connected at a gate to a fourth node to which a second signal having an amplitude to be the first power-supply potential and being logical inversion of the first signal is input, electrically connected to a fifth node at a source, and electrically connected to the third node at a drain;
a second NMOS transistor electrically connected to the fourth node at a gate and electrically connected to the third node at a drain;
a fourth PMOS transistor electrically connected to the output terminal at a gate, electrically connected to the node to be the second power-supply potential at a source, and electrically connected to the fifth node at a drain; and
a potential adjusting circuit that is electrically connected to at least the second node, and
wherein the potential adjusting circuit is a charging circuit electrically connected to the second node,
the charging circuit includes a switch electrically inserted between the node to be the second power-supply potential and the second node,
the switch is maintained to be in an on state in a first time period from before a first timing at which the output terminal transitions from a first level to a second level to the first timing, and is maintained to be in an off state in a second time period following the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,560,083

CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER SUPPLY LINE

1. A control device to be arranged between two portions of an electrical power supply line, the device comprising:a bipolar transistor comprising a wide bandgap semiconductor material and having its emitter connected to one portion of the power supply line, its collector connected to another portion of the power supply line; and
a control circuit connected to the base of said transistor and configured to operate in an open loop without feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,560,082

PULSE WIDTH MODULATION CIRCUIT, CORRESPONDING DEVICE AND METHOD

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A circuit comprising:a first circuit block configured to receive a square wave input signal having rising and falling edges and to produce a triangular wave signal from the square wave input signal;
a second circuit block configured to receive a modulating signal and to produce a pulse width modulated signal by comparing the modulating signal with a carrier signal;
a switching circuit block coupled between the first circuit block and the second circuit block, wherein the switching circuit block comprises reference inputs configured to receive reference signals having upper and lower reference values, wherein the switching circuit block is selectively switchable between:
a carrier transfer setting in which the switching circuit block couples the first circuit block to the second circuit block to transfer the triangular wave signal as the carrier signal, and
a carrier forcing setting in which the switching circuit block applies to the second circuit block the reference signals by forcing the carrier signal to respective upper and lower reference values; and
a clock circuit block sensitive to the rising and falling edges of the square wave input signal, the clock circuit block configured to drive the switching circuit block to switch between the carrier transfer setting and the carrier forcing setting at the rising and falling edges of the square wave input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,075

FPGA CONFIGURED VECTOR NETWORK ANALYZER FOR MEASURING THE Z PARAMETER AND S PARAMETER MODELS OF THE POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN FPGA SYSTEMS

1. A method for measuring the phase of periodic variations of the voltage of a power supply domain of a programmable logic device containing configurable blocks powered from the power supply domain, comprising:configuring the programmable logic device to implement a current load generator that consumes a periodic varying electric current from a power supply domain the said periodic varying electric current having an activate feature and a frequency programming feature;
configuring the programmable logic device to implement a ring oscillator containing configurable blocks powered from said power supply domain;
configuring the programmable logic device to implement a phase and phase modulation measurement function for said ring oscillator;
programming a frequency value of said periodic varying electric current, activating said periodic varying electric current, measuring the phase and phase modulation of said ring oscillator, calculating the phase of the voltage variation of the power supply domain by computations including the measured phase and phase modulation of said ring oscillator.

US Pat. No. 10,560,068

MULTIPLEXER

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A multiplexer comprising:a first substrate having a first surface;
a second substrate having a second surface facing the first surface across an air gap;
a first filter including a plurality of first resonators, the plurality of first resonators being located on the first surface and connected between a common terminal and a first terminal;
a second filter including a plurality of second resonators, the plurality of second resonators being located on the second surface and connected between the common terminal and a second terminal, at least a part of a first resonator connected in series between the common terminal and the first terminal and closest to the common terminal among the plurality of first resonators overlapping in plan view with at least a part of a second resonator connected in series between the common terminal and the second terminal and closest to the common terminal among the plurality of second resonators, at least one of first resonators other than the first resonator closest to the common terminal of the plurality of first resonators not overlapping with the plurality of second resonators in plan view, at least one of second resonators other than the second resonator closest to the common terminal of the plurality of second resonators not overlapping with the plurality of first resonators in plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,560,065

PIEZOELECTRIC RESONATOR MANUFACTURING METHOD AND PIEZOELECTRIC RESONATOR

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A piezoelectric resonator comprising:a piezoelectric thin film;
a support substrate located at a back surface side of the piezoelectric thin film;
an adhesive layer located at a surface side of the support substrate that faces the back surface side of the piezoelectric thin film; and
a support layer that fixes the piezoelectric thin film to the support substrate so as to provide a space between the piezoelectric thin film and the support substrate; wherein
a corner portion of the support layer at a side of the support substrate, which is exposed to the space, includes a recess defined by a cut in the corner portion;
the support substrate includes an adhered portion at which the support layer and the support substrate are adhered to one another, and a non-adhered portion at which the support layer and the support substrate are not adhered to one another; and
a thickness of a portion of the adhesive layer located at the adhered portion is thinner than a thickness of another portion of the adhesive layer located at the non-adhered portion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,059

POWER AMPLIFIER MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power amplifier module comprising:an amplifier that amplifies an input signal and outputs an amplified signal from an output terminal;
a matching circuit disposed between the output terminal of the amplifier and a subsequent circuit;
a choke inductor, wherein a power supply voltage is applied to a first end of the choke inductor; and
a first attenuation circuit disposed between the output terminal of the amplifier and a second end of the choke inductor, the first attenuation circuit attenuating a second harmonic of the amplified signal, wherein:
the first attenuation circuit includes:
a first inductor, wherein a first end of the first inductor is connected to the output terminal of the amplifier and a second end of the first inductor is connected to the second end of the choke inductor, and
a first capacitor, wherein a first end of the first capacitor is connected to the second end of the first inductor and a second end of the first capacitor is grounded,
the matching circuit includes:
a second attenuation circuit that attenuates frequencies greater than a fundamental frequency of the amplified signal; and
a filter, and
the second attenuation circuit is a low pass filter,
the first attenuation circuit and the second attenuation circuit are not included as part of a chip of the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,056

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a differential circuit;
a bias circuit configured to supply a bias current to the differential circuit;
a reference voltage generation circuit configured to output a reference voltage to the bias circuit;
a switch configured to control supply of a power supply voltage to the reference voltage generation circuit; and
a holding circuit configured to hold the reference voltage,
wherein the holding circuit comprises a first transistor and a capacitor,
wherein the bias circuit comprises a second transistor,
wherein the first transistor comprises an oxide semiconductor film comprising a channel formation region,
wherein one of a source and a drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to the reference voltage generation circuit,
wherein the other of the source and the drain of the first transistor is electrically connected to the bias circuit,
wherein the capacitor is electrically connected to the other of the source and the drain of the first transistor,
wherein the first transistor is configured to be turned off while the differential circuit operates and a current flows in the second transistor, and
wherein the switch is configured to stop the supply of the power supply voltage to the reference voltage generation circuit while the differential circuit operates and the current flows in the second transistor.