US Pat. No. 10,138,382

FORMULATIONS COMPRISING METAL NANOWIRES AND PEDOT

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

ALKYL QUINOLONES AS BIOMARKERS OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA INFECTION AND USES THEREOF

The University of Notting...

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

SIMPLE PRODUCTION METHOD FOR GRAPHENE BY MICROORGANISMS

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

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

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

METHODS FOR DETECTING BACTERIA USING POLYMER MATERIALS

Universiteit Maastricht, ...

1. A method for characterizing bacteria, the method comprising:passing a buffer over and in contact with an imprinted polymer on a substrate;
detecting a first temperature of the substrate;
passing a liquid containing an analyte comprising a first bacteria and a second bacteria over and in contact with the imprinted polymer on the substrate, the imprinted polymer formulated to bind to the first bacteria, wherein a heat transfer property of the imprinted polymer varies based on an amount of the analyte bound thereto, and wherein the first bacteria binds to the imprinted polymer with a higher affinity than the second bacteria;
binding a portion of the first bacteria and the second bacteria of the analyte to the imprinted polymer;
removing at least a portion of the second bacteria from the imprinted polymer;
detecting a second temperature of the substrate; and
calculating a concentration of the first bacteria in the liquid based on the first temperature and the second temperature of the substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,139,408

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

NeuroInnovation Oy, (FI)...

1. A method for measuring the probability of a subject developing or having Parkinson's disease (PD) characterized by a prodromal and premotor period in which the subject has no motor symptoms, the method comprisinga) obtaining a fecal sample from the subject;
b) measuring the abundances of at least Prevotellaceae bacteria in the sample; and
c) determining the probability of the subject developing or having PD based on the abundances measured in step b),
wherein a high abundance of said Prevotellaceae in relation to other bacteria in the sample indicates a low probability of the subject developing or having PD.
US Pat. No. 10,139,410

PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTION AS BIOMARKERS

H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CEN...

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

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO TREAT NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE

Cognitive Research Enterp...

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

STRUCTURE DIRECTING AGENT FOR IMPROVED SYNTHESIS OF ZEOLITES

SACHEM, INC., Austin, TX...

1. A method of preparing a SSZ-39 AEI zeolite, comprising:providing a precursor for 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide;
treating the precursor to provide an intermediate 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium salt that, when subsequently treated to form the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide, has a content of trans isomer of the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide in a range from greater than 25% up to 80% and a content of the cis isomer from less than 75% to 20%;
contacting under crystallization conditions a mixture of sources of an oxide of silicon and faujasite, one or more alkali metal hydroxide or alkaline earth metal hydroxide, water, and a structure-directing agent comprising the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N -dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide having the content of the trans isomer of the 3,5-dimethyl-N,N-dimethylpiperidinium hydroxide in the range from greater than 25% up to 80% and a content of the cis isomer from less than 75% down to 20%; and
calcining the mixture to form a SSZ-39 AEI zeolite,
wherein the precursor is 3,5-dimethyl pyridine, or N-methyl-3,5-dimethylpiperidine, or 3,5-dimethylpiperidine.
US Pat. No. 10,136,596

INBRED CORN LINE KW6D1334

KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck (DE...

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

NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF IBD PATIENTS

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

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

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

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pigment dispersion, characterized in that the pigment dispersion is prepared by dispersing a solute in a solvent and inducing a crosslinking reaction therein, and the average particle size of the solid particles in the pigment dispersion ranges from 40 nm to 100 nm; andthe solute comprises: based on 100% by mass of the pigment dispersion, 1% to 5% of modified nano-silica particles which have unsaturated double bonds grafted on the surface thereof and have an average particle size in the range of 5 nm to 50 nm, 3% to 6% of a dispersant, 2% to 6% of a binder resin, 10% to 20% of pigment, and 0.1% to 0.5% of a photoinitiator.
US Pat. No. 10,139,414

TN-MUC4 BINDING POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF

GO THERAPEUTICS, INC., C...

1. A Tn-MUC4 binding polypeptide comprising the six complementarity determining regions (CDRs) of the monoclonal antibody produced by the cell line 6E3 deposited with the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) under accession number 09120103.
US Pat. No. 10,139,415

METHOD FOR PREDICTING RESPONSIVENESS TO COMPOUND INHIBITING MAPK SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY

DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, L...

1. A method of treating a cancer disease, comprising:using a biological sample derived from a cancer patient,
measuring whether ?-catenin contained in the biological sample has at least one kind of a mutation selected from the group consisting of (i) an active mutation and (ii) a substitution mutation of an asparagine residue to a serine residue at position 287;
selecting a patient who is detected to have the mutation in ?-catenin as a patient to be subjected to cancer disease treatment with a means for inhibiting MEK1/2, wherein the patient has a cancer disease selected from colorectal cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, or adrenal cortex cancer; and
administering a therapeutically effective amount of the means for inhibiting MEK1/2 to the selected patient.
US Pat. No. 10,136,599

COTTON VARIETY 15R535B2XF

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of cotton variety 15R535B2XF, wherein a sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125091.
US Pat. No. 10,138,393

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

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A resin composition comprising: nanoparticles (A) of alumina and/or boehmite having an average particle size from 1.0 nm or more to 100 nm or less; particles (B) having an average particle size from 0.20 ?m or more to 100 ?m or less; and a thermosetting resin (C), wherein the nanoparticles (A) have their surfaces treated with a polysiloxane-based modifier, wherein the resin composition comprises more than 200 parts by mass of the particles (B) based on 100 parts by mass of the thermosetting resin (C).
US Pat. No. 10,136,601

WHEAT CULTIVAR Y9A12-0004

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar Y9A12-0004, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124243.
US Pat. No. 10,137,114

RIFAXIMIN READY-TO-USE SUSPENSION

LUPIN LIMITED, (IN)

1. A process for preparing a stable, taste-masked, ready-to-use suspension of rifaximin wherein the said process comprises the steps of dispersing rifaximin in a suspension base comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable additive(s) and further milling the suspension to obtain a homogenously dispersed rifaximin suspension; wherein the suspension has a viscosity from about 20Cps to about 200 Cps and is stable for 90 days under conditions of 40° C. and 75% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,136,603

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067535

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067535, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124908.
US Pat. No. 10,137,115

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

Hong Kong Baptist Univers...

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

MAIZE INBRED PH471G

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH471G, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124817.
US Pat. No. 10,136,607

MAIZE INBRED PH432T

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH432T, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124802.
US Pat. No. 10,136,608

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

Reynolds Technologies, In...

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

BRASSICA RAPA VAR NIPPOSINICA NAMED ORIGAMI

SHAMROCK SEED COMPANY, IN...

1. A seed of Brassica rapa var. nipposinica designated ORIGAMI, wherein a representative sample of seed of said Brassica rapa var. nipposinica has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43075.
US Pat. No. 10,138,402

ANTISTATIC AGENT, ANTISTATIC AGENT COMPOSITION, ANTISTATIC RESIN COMPOSITION, AND MOLDED BODY

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An antistatic agent comprising a polymer compound (E) having a structure in which a diol, an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, a compound (B) which comprises at least one group represented by the following Formula (1) and has hydroxyl groups at both ends, and an epoxy compound (D) having two or more epoxy groups are bound via ester bonds:—CH2—CH2—O—  (1).
US Pat. No. 10,136,610

GARDEN BEAN NAMED HMX5106

HM.CLAUSE, INC., Davis, ...

1. A seed of bean cultivar designated HMX5106, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43073.
US Pat. No. 10,138,405

FIBER SUSPENDING AGENT FOR LOST-CIRCULATION MATERIALS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

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

METHODS OF IMPROVING MYOCARDIAL PERFORMANCE IN FONTAN PATIENTS USING UDENAFIL COMPOSITIONS

Mezzion Pharma Co., Ltd.,...

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

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

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., L...

1. A method of treating B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma comprising: administering to a human in need thereof a pharmaceutically effective amount of 6-amino-9-[(3R)-1-(2-butynoyl)-3-pyrrolidinyl]-7-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-7,9-dihydro-8H-purin-8-one or a salt thereof and at least one additional anticancer agent; wherein the at least one additional anticancer agent comprises a Bcl-2 inhibitor selected from navitoclax, ABT-737, and ABT-199.
US Pat. No. 10,138,163

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A MILK OF SLAKED LIME OF GREAT FINENESS AND MILK OF GREAT FINENESS THEREBY OBTAINED

S. A. Lhoist Recherche et...

1. Process for manufacturing a milk of lime of great fineness wherein said milk of lime comprises slaked lime particles in suspension into an aqueous phase, the slaked lime particles having a d50 greater than or equal to 2 ?m and lower than or equal to 6 ?m, measured by means of a laser granulometer in methanol, comprising at least the steps of:(a) adding water to quicklime instead of addition of quicklime to water to obtain a paste of lime and
(b) forming a milk of slaked lime of great fineness with said paste of lime.
US Pat. No. 10,137,141

TREATMENT REGIMEN TIACUMICIN COMPOUND

Astellas Pharma Europe Lt...

1. A method of treating a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) or Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea or disease (CDAD) in a patient according to a dosage regimen selected from the group consisting of:i. administering orally to the patient 200 mg of a tiacumicin compound, a stereoisomer thereof, a polymorph thereof or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof BID for 5 days followed by 5 days of rest and then 200 mg once daily for a further 10 days and
ii. administering orally to the patient 200 mg of a tiacumicin compound, a stereoisomer thereof, a polymorph thereof or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof orally BID for 5 days followed by a single 200 mg every other day for 20 days.
US Pat. No. 10,137,145

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

Sanofi Pasteur SA, Lyons...

1. A process for preparing a lipooligosaccharide (LOS) of Neisseria meningitidis, the process comprising(a) culturing a modified a modified N. meningitidis strain exhibiting a lipooligosaccharide (LOS) comprising a lipid A, an inner core, and an L8 type alpha chain in which the heptose II residue of the inner core bears in position 0-3 and in position 0-6 or position 0-7 a phosphoethanolamine (PEA) substituent, wherein the modified N. meningitidis strain is made by a process comprising modifying an N. meningitidis strain of immunotype L8 so that it expresses an N. meningitidis lpt6 gene; and
(b) harvesting the LOS from the culture of (a);wherein the LOS comprises a lipid A, an inner core, and an alpha chain of L8 immunotype, and wherein the heptose II residue of the inner core bears in position 0-3 and in position 0-6 or position 0-7 a phosphoethanolamine (PEA) substituent.
US Pat. No. 10,137,149

PARTICLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER IN COMBINATION WITH RADIOTHERAPY

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject comprising:administering a particle to a locus or site of the cancer or to tumour tissue in the subject, which particle comprises a metal oxide, which metal oxide is titanium dioxide doped with from 0.1 to 25 mol % of at least one rare earth element, wherein the titanium dioxide is a host lattice and the at least one rare earth element is present as a dopant within said host lattice; and
applying X-ray radiation suitable for radiotherapy to the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue and thereby exciting the metal oxide in the particle at the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue and generating reactive oxygen species at the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,137,150

GRAPHENE AND GRAPHENE-RELATED MATERIALS FOR MANIPULATION OF CELL MEMBRANE POTENTIAL

1. An activating system comprising:at least one biointerface adapted to generate free charge carriers in response to exposure to electromagnetic radiation, the at least one biointerface comprising one or more materials comprising at least one graphene sheet, graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphite, graphite oxide, or combinations thereof;
at least one source of electromagnetic radiation adapted configured to expose the at least one biointerface to the electromagnetic radiation; and
at least one biological target comprising live cells that contact or are positioned in sufficient proximity to the at least one biointerface such that cell membrane potentials of the live cells are remotely and reversibly manipulated by the free charge carriers generated by exposure of the at least one biointerface to the electromagnetic radiation.
US Pat. No. 10,138,175

PARTICLES INCLUDING ZEOLITE CATALYSTS AND THEIR USE IN OLIGOMERIZATION PROCESSES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for the oligomerization of olefins, the process comprising contacting at least one spheroid particle with a feedstock under oligomerization conditions to form at least one oligomer product,wherein the spheroid particle has an average particle size of from 0.1 mm to 5.0 mm and comprises the product of:
(1) at least one zeolite catalyst which comprises TON or MFS framework structure; and
(2) at least one binder which comprises metal oxide and/or clay,
wherein the feedstock comprises one or more of propene, pentenes, hexenes, their isomers, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,138,180

PRODUCTION OF STYRENE

BADGER LICENSING LLC, Bo...

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

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITION

1. An antimicrobial composition comprising:a) Lauric arginate ethyl ester;
b) hydrogen peroxide; and
c) a sequestering agent.
US Pat. No. 10,136,646

AGRICULTURAL ENDOPHYTE-PLANT COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE

Indigo Ag, Inc., Boston,...

1. A method for preparing an agricultural seed preparation, comprising:a) manually or mechanically inoculating a plurality of Glycine agricultural plant seeds with a formulation comprising a purified bacterial population at a concentration of at least 104 CFU/ml in a liquid formulation or at least 104 CFU/gm in a non-liquid formulation, the bacterial population comprising a seed bacterial endophyte comprising a 16S nucleic acid sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 1446 and exhibiting the ability to produce or induce in a Glycine agricultural plant grown from the inoculated Glycine agricultural plant seed at least one of production of an auxin or production of acetoin, wherein the inoculated seeds and/or the Glycine agricultural plant grown therefrom comprises an increased production of a polypeptide of Aspartate aminotransferase glyoxysomal isozyme AAT1 precursor, wherein the seed bacterial endophyte is present in the formulation in an amount capable of providing a benefit to the inoculated Glycine plant seeds or to the Glycine agricultural plants grown from the inoculated Glycine plant seeds compared to reference Glycine seeds or reference Glycine agricultural plants, wherein the formulation further comprises a stabilizer, a fungicide, a preservative, or a combination thereof; and
(b) packaging the inoculated seeds in a container.
US Pat. No. 10,137,158

USE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS TO REBALANCE ISCHEMIA BIOENERGETICS

The Board of Trustees of ...

5. A method for correction of a metabolic imbalance as a result of ischemia in a mammalian tissue, the method comprising:contacting a tissue suffering from ischemia or at risk of ischemia with effective dose of photosynthetic microorganisms in the presence of a light source, where the dose or concentration is sufficient to increase oxygenation and simple sugar delivery at the targeted tissue or organ, wherein the tissue is cardiac tissue that is ischemic as the result of a surgical procedure, wherein the tissue is contacted with an effective dose of photosynthetic microorganisms systemically administered in vivo.
US Pat. No. 10,137,670

ACOUSTIC MATERIAL AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. An acoustic material comprising a plurality of wood veneers laminated via an adhesive,wherein
the veneer is impregnated with the adhesive,
adjacent veneers are substantially in contact with one another, and
the adjacent veneers are impregnated with the adhesive in an amount of no less than 1 g/m2 and no greater than 50 g/m2 per unit area in and around a boundary region of the adjacent veneers.
US Pat. No. 10,136,647

SYNERGISTIC BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS SUBSP. KURSTAKI AND CHLORANTRANILIPROLE MIXTURES FOR DIAMONDBACK MOTH, BEET ARMYWORM, SUGARCANE BORER, SOYBEAN LOOPER AND CORN EARWORM CONTROL

VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC, ...

1. A method of controlling a crop plant pest selected from the group consisting of Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua), Sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis), and Corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) comprising applying a pesticidally effective amount of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole to a plant, wherein Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole are applied at a weight ratio of about 1:0.001.
US Pat. No. 10,136,648

FISH ATTRACTION COMPOSITION

1. A fish attractant comprising:a) one or more polyethylene glycol polymers having a mw of about 300 to 4600 in an amount of 19% to 53% by weight of said fish attractant;
b) a polyethylene wax having a mw of about 220 to 560 in an amount of about 7% to 22% by weight of said fish attractant;
c) petroleum jelly in an amount of about 8% about 24% by weight of said fish attractant;
d) a scent in an amount sufficient to attract fish when immersed in water.
US Pat. No. 10,138,185

METHOD FOR PREPARATION OF MANNITOL FROM FRUCTOSE USING BUTANOL AS SOLVENT

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A method for preparing mannitol, comprising performing hydrogenation of fructose in the presence of a nanocomposite catalyst of CuO(x)/SiO2(100-x) (wherein x is a real number from 20 to 90) using butanol as a solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,138,442

OUTDOOR CLEANING SYSTEM CONCENTRATES

Jelmar, LLC, Skokie, IL ...

1. An outdoor cleaning concentrate composition comprising:a surfactant selected from the group consisting of alkyl glucosides, alkyl carboxylates, alkyl polyoxyethylenes, alkyl polysaccharides, alkylamine ethoxylates, amphoterics, amine oxides, polyalkylene glycol, sarcosines and sarcosinates;
a fungicide, comprising about 6 wt. % to about 12 wt. % of the composition;
a chelating agent; and
a disinfectant comprising potassium carbonate,
wherein the pH of the concentrate composition ranges from about 9.4 to about 9.8.
US Pat. No. 10,137,418

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

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A method for making a composite polyamide membrane comprising a porous support and a thin film polyamide layer, wherein the method comprises:i) applying a polar solution comprising 2.5 to 6 wt % m-phenylene amine and a non-polar solution comprising 0.05 to 0.3 wt % trimesoyl chloride to a surface of a porous support and interfacially polymerizing the monomers to form a thin film polyamide layer,
wherein the non-polar solution comprises:
a) 50 to 90 vol % of C5 to C20 aliphatic hydrocarbon selected from a paraffin or isoparaffin, or combination thereof,
b) 3 to 15 vol % mesitylene, and
c) 0.02 to 0.08 wt % 1-carboxy-3,5-dichloroformyl benzene (mhTMC); and
ii) applying an aqueous solution of nitrous acid to the thin film polyamide layer.
US Pat. No. 10,138,443

CLEANING COMPOSITION WITH RAPID FOAM COLLAPSE

Rohm and Haas Company, P...

1. An aqueous foaming cleaning composition comprising:a nonionic alkoxylated surfactant that is a condensation product of an alcohol having a 2-ethyl hexyl group and 2 to 9 moles of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide per molecule of the alcohol, wherein the nonionic surfactant has a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance of 8.5 to 13.5;
a first compound comprising ethyl octanoate, butyl octanoate, ethyl decanoate, butyl decanoate, ethyl laurate, or a combination thereof; and
a second compound that is miscible with water and has Hansen solubility parameters of 14 MPa0.5??D?17 MPa0.5, 1??P?7 MPa0.5, and 7??H?12 MPa0.5,
wherein the surfactant, the first compound, and the second compound are each independently included in an amount of 0.2 to 8 weight percent, based on a total weight of the cleaning composition.
US Pat. No. 10,137,163

MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA EXTRACTS AND USES OF THE SAME

TAIWAN SUGAR CORPORATION,...

1. A method for inhibiting Wnt/?-catenin signal transduction pathway in a subject comprising administering to the subject in need an effective amount of a Melaleuca quinquenervia extract, wherein the extract is prepared by a method comprising the following steps:(a) extracting Melaleuca quinquenervia with a second polar solvent to provide a first extraction fluid, wherein the second polar solvent is methanol, water, or a combination thereof;
(b1?) partitioning the first extraction fluid with a C5-C8 alkane and removing the alkane phase;
(b2?) partitioning the product of step (b1?) with ethyl acetate and removing the ethyl acetate phase;
(b) partitioning the product of step (b2?) with a first polar solvent and collecting the first polar solvent phase, wherein the first polar solvent is a C3-C6 alcohol; and
(c) optionally removing the first polar solvent from the first polar solvent phase.
US Pat. No. 10,139,727

CHEMICAL AMPLIFICATION RESIST COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM USING THE SAME, RESIST-COATED MASK BLANK, METHOD OF FORMING PHOTOMASK AND PATTERN, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A chemical amplification resist composition comprising:(A) a compound including a triarylsulfonium cation having two or more fluorine atoms and capable of generating an acid with a volume of 240 ?3 or higher by irradiation of active rays or radiation;
(B) a compound including a phenolic hydroxyl group; and
(C) an acid crosslinking compound,
wherein benzene rings configuring at least two aryl groups from the three aryl groups in the triarylsulfonium cation of the compound (A) each independently is directly bonded to at least one fluorine atom, and
the compound (B) is a resin having a weight average molecular weight of 2,000 or more.
US Pat. No. 10,136,653

METHOD FOR IMPROVING BRAN AND GERM FLAVOR AND TEXTURE

Intercontinental Great Br...

1. A method for improving the flavor and texture of a ground bran and germ component comprising:subjecting a ground bran and germ component to heating while conveying and mixing the ground bran and germ component in a conveying and mixing device, said ground bran and germ component comprising bran and germ having at least 50% by weight bran and a moisture content of from about 5% by weight to about 12% by weight, based upon the weight of the ground bran and germ component, said heating being to a temperature of from about 290° F. to about 430° F. and being conducted for a period of time of from about 1 minute to about 6 minutes to volatilize volatile wheaty flavor components and moisture in the ground bran and germ component, to develop a buttery, nutty, caramelized flavor in the bran component, and to reduce lipase activity of the bran and germ component,
removing the wheaty flavor components and moisture from the mixing and conveying device by venting during said heating to reduce the moisture content of the bran and germ component by about 30% by weight to about 75% by weight and to obtain a dried ground bran and germ component having a moisture content of from about 1.5% by weight to about 4.5% by weight, and
removing the dried ground bran and germ component from the conveying and mixing device to obtain a non-expanded stabilized ground bran and germ component having a non-wheaty, nutty, caramelized flavor and a non-gritty texture,
wherein the bran and germ component comprises starch, and said heating avoids gelatinization of starch contained in the bran and germ component such that starch gelatinization is less than about 25%.
US Pat. No. 10,137,167

METHODS COMPRISING DESMOPRESSIN

Ferring B.V., Hoofddorp ...

1. A method of further reducing nocturnal voids in a male patient in need thereof comprising:measuring the patient's serum sodium level;
administering to the patient, with a serum sodium level of at least 130 mmol/L, prior to bedtime an orodispersible dose of desmopressin chosen from 25 ?g, 50 ?g, and 100 ?g over a first treatment period of about 28 days, wherein the dose is taken from 0.8 to 3 hours prior to the patient's bedtime and once daily;
measuring the patient's serum sodium level after the first treatment period; and
continuing to administer the orodisperible dose of desmopressin prior to bedtime over a second contiguous treatment period of at least 28 days to about 1 year if the male patient has a serum sodium level of at least 130 mmol/L,
wherein the nocturnal voids over the second treatment period are further reduced in view of the reduction in the nocturnal voids over the first treatment period and wherein the reduction in the nocturnal voids over the first treatment period is determined based on the patient's nocturnal voids before administration of the orodispersible dose of desmopressin for the first treatment period.
US Pat. No. 10,137,177

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS USED IN TREATING INFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

The United States of Amer...

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

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

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

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

METHOD FOR DECREASING VISCERAL FAT OR INCREASING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Tok...

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

USE OF APOPTOTIC CELLS EX VIVO TO GENERATE REGULATORY T CELLS

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

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

SYNTHETIC PEPTIDE AND USE THEREOF

Toagosei Co., Ltd., Toky...

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

US Pat. No. 10,143,052

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) WARM ON DIM CIRCUIT

LuxTech, LLC, Philadelph...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,945

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,944

VERIFICATION OF AUTHORIZED SHARED ACCESS OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,943

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

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,941

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK SIGNALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,940

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,939

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

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,938

SELECTIVELY UPLOADING APPLICATIONS TO A MOBILE DEVICE BASED ON POWER CONSUMPTION

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,937

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM MESH NETWORK POWER MANAGEMENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,936

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOW POWER TRANSMISSION

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,935

AUTONOMOUS RECEIVE (RX) DETECTOR FOR A RADIO MODULE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,933

COMMUNICATION SUPPORT FOR LOW CAPABILITY DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,932

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

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,931

PRIORITIZED ACCESS IN AWAKE WINDOW

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,930

TERMINAL, WIRELESS NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION METHODS WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,928

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,927

SELECTION OF A MESH ACCESS POINT IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,924

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO COMMUNICATION BEHAVIORS

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,923

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

Microsoft Technology Lice...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,922

D2D PEER DISCOVERY AND DATA TRANSMISSION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,920

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,918

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

Sprint Communications Com...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,916

METHODS, NETWORK NODE AND WIRELESS DEVICE FOR HANDLING SYSTEM INFORMATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,915

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,914

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR MTC AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,913

REFINING MULTICAST SERVICE AREA BASED ON LOCATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,912

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

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,911

WIRELESS RELAY BACKHAUL SELECTION IN A DATA COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,909

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

The Board of Trustees of ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,903

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

WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,902

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,900

PACKET DATA NETWORK GATEWAY HANDOFF

Verizon Patent and Licens...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,899

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RELOCATING ANCHOR GATEWAY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,898

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,897

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,896

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING NEIGHBOR CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,895

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING OFFLOAD PARAMETER ACCORDING TO CELL SELECTION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,894

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

Intel Corporation, Santa...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,893

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

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,892

BASE STATION AND USER TERMINAL PERFORMING CONNECTION REESTABLISHMENT PROCESSING

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,891

COMMUNICATION METHOD USING PLURALITY OF NETWORKS AND DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,890

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,888

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING NEAR REAL TIME DATA ANALYSIS

VIAVI Solutions UK Limite...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,887

SCALABLE NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,886

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

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,142,884

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING OF DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of parallel processing of data on a multi-core system, comprising:receiving a plurality of protocol data units (PDUs) by a plurality of processors;
classifying the received PDUs into a plurality of data groups each including at least one PDU;
processing the PDUs in the plurality of data groups in parallel by the plurality of processors to extract service data units (SDUs), wherein the plurality of data groups is processed by the plurality of processors respectively and the plurality of processors are configured to operate in parallel;
sorting the extracted SDUs by the plurality of processors to derive lists of sequentially contiguous SDUs; and
window-processing the derived lists of sequentially contiguous SDUs by the plurality of processors to output in-sequence SDUs.

US Pat. No. 10,142,883

NETWORK TROUBLESHOOTING METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for network troubleshooting comprising:obtaining, by a network device, a power saving state and a discontinuous reception cycle value of a mobile device;
selecting, by the network device, a service recovery policy for the mobile device according to the power saving state when a mobility management entity (MME) managing the mobile device is faulty; and
initiating service recovery for the mobile device by the MME paging the mobile device using a downlink data notification message according to the discontinuous reception cycle value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,880

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING SCHEDULING REQUEST PROHIBIT TIMER FOR PROSE PRIORITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for configuring, by a user equipment (UE), a proximity-based services (ProSe) scheduling request (SR) prohibit timer in a wireless communication system, wherein the ProSe SR prohibit timer is applied to logical channels on a sidelink, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, an indication of the ProSe SR prohibit timer from a network; and
configuring, by the UE, the ProSe SR prohibit timer according to the indication,
wherein the indication of the ProSe SR prohibit timer includes a ProSe per-packet priority (PPP) list,
wherein the ProSe SR prohibit timer is configured for at least one PPP based on the ProSe PPP list,
wherein a transmission of a SR for ProSe is prohibited by the UE while the timer is running.

US Pat. No. 10,142,879

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CELL LOAD INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a cluster head eNodeB (eNB) of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, cell load information in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving cell load information requests of a cell in a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) from a plurality of slave eNBs of the LTE system, wherein the plurality of slave eNBs are connected with a mobility management entity (MME) through the cluster head eNB;
receiving the cell load information of the cell in the UMTS, from a radio network controller (RNC) of the UMTS; and
transmitting the received cell load information of the cell in the UMTS to the plurality of slave eNBs of the LTE system, respectively, in response to the received cell load information requests,
wherein the cluster head eNB is directly connected with the MME via an S1 interface and the plurality of slave eNBs via an X2 interface.

US Pat. No. 10,142,877

MANAGEMENT DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A management device comprising:a communication controller that
determines whether a user equipment indicated by a message received from a base station is a mobile terminal or a stationary terminal, and
when the communication controller determines that the user equipment is the stationary terminal, at termination of communication between the stationary terminal and the base station, determines connection method for the stationary terminal based on presence or absence of congestion in a core network, presence or absence of real-time property in data transmitted from the stationary terminal, a first available resource amount of a wired resource in the core network and a second available resource amount of a radio resource, the communication being terminated by the base station according to a request from the stationary terminal to the base station; and
a network interface unit that transmits a result of the determination by the communication controller to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,876

SYSTEM OVERLOAD CONTROL WHEN IN EXTENDED COVERAGE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A network node configured to control system overload in a wireless communication system, the network node comprising:a processing module configured to indicate an implicit reject status in a synchronization channel (SCH) block;
a transceiver module configured to transmit the SCH block to at least one wireless device, wherein the implicit reject status indicates if a system access is allowed by the at least one wireless device prior to the at least one wireless device attempting the system access;
wherein the processing module is configured to indicate the implicit reject status in the SCH block by using a part of the SCH block; and,
wherein the processing module is configured to use the part of the SCH block to indicate the implicit reject status by including a multiple bit indication in a payload part of the SCH block.

US Pat. No. 10,142,874

BASE STATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING LOAD INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A base station apparatus that is capable of supporting a predetermined number or fewer of network operators, comprising:a memory that stores identifiers of network operators supported in a neighbor cell managed by another base station apparatus,
wherein the identifiers of network operators are obtained by exchanging a prescribed setup request message and a prescribed setup response message between the base station apparatus and the another base station apparatus, or are obtained based on prescribed network management data; and
a processor that is configured to execute a set of instructions to:
send a prescribed load information request message to the another base station apparatus, wherein the prescribed load information request message includes identification information of at least one of the network operators in the neighbor cell;
receive, from said another base station apparatus in response to the prescribed load information request message, a prescribed load information message that includes load information of the at least one network operator; and
acquire load information per network operator of the neighbor cell from the prescribed load information message,
wherein the identifiers of the network operators in the neighbor cell stored in the memory are arranged in a predetermined order which is shared with the another base station apparatus,
wherein the predetermined order is notified by the prescribed setup request message or by the prescribed setup response message received from the another base station apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,142,873

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING STATE INFORMATION IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a user equipment in a radio access network, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first control message comprising information on at least one frequency;
identifying whether an in device co-existence (IDC) interference is detected on one or more frequencies among the at least one frequency if the first control message further comprises an indication indicating that the user equipment is configured to transmit an IDC indication;
if the IDC interference is detected on the one or more frequencies, transmitting, to the base station, a second control message for providing a first IDC indication for the one or more frequencies, the second control message including information associated with a set of the one or more frequencies;
if the IDC interference is no longer detected on the one or more frequencies, transmitting, to the base station, a third control message for providing a second IDC indication, the third control message not including the information associated with the set of the one or more frequencies; and
if an IDC interference is detected on a set of at least one frequency that is different from the set of the one or more frequencies, transmitting, to the base station, a fourth control message for providing a third IDC indication for the set of the at least one frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,142,872

MEASUREMENT METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS NETWORK COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A measurement method for a wireless network communications system, wherein the method is applied in time division duplex (TDD) standard systems for wireless communication, comprising:measuring, by a user equipment in the TDD standard systems for wireless communication, Interference Signal Code Power (ISCP) of downlink Time Slot 0 (TS0) of the TDD standard systems for wireless communication, and storing measurement results of the ISCP of TS0 according to a predetermined recording policy; and
reporting, by the user equipment, the measurement results of the ISCP of TS0 to a base station in the TDD standard systems for wireless communication, according to a predetermined reporting policy, wherein the predetermined reporting policy includes that the user equipment obtains the previously stored measurement results of the ISCP of TS0 before the user equipment enters into a connected status,
wherein the predetermined recording policy comprises storing the measurement results of the ISCP of TS0 when a predetermined storing triggering condition is satisfied, wherein the predetermined storing triggering condition is that when the user equipment experiences handover failure, the user equipment stores events of user equipment handover failure, and when the ISCP of TS0 in the TDD standard systems for wireless communication system parameters is lower or higher than a first predetermined corresponding threshold, the user equipment stores the ISCP of TS0 which has been obtained by a present measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,142,870

ESTIMATING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

MOTIV Research Co., Ltd.,...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium that has stored thereon a program that causes a computer to function as:a measurement result acquiring unit that acquires: a serving cell RSRP (Reference Signal Received Power) indicating a reception strength of a reference signal received from one cell of an LTE (Long Term Evolution) system; an RSRQ (Reference Signal Received Quality) indicating a reception quality of the reference signal; and a non-serving cell RSRP indicating a reception strength of a reference signal received from another cell other than the one cell, the serving cell RSRP, the RSRQ and the non-serving cell RSRP being measured within the one cell; and
an estimate value deriving unit that derives, based on the serving cell RSRP, the RSRQ and the non-serving cell RSRP, an estimate value of at least any of: a PRB (Physical Resource Block) utilization ratio in the one cell; and a PRB average utilization ratio in the one cell and the other cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,869

ESTIMATION OF WIRELESS SIGNAL STRENGTH AT A DISTANCE FROM DISTRIBUTED SURVEY

SR Technologies, Inc., D...

1. A method of estimating a wireless signal strength value of a wireless signal transmission for an unpopulated cell in an array corresponding to a geographic area, the method comprising:populating, at a computer system including processing circuitry, at least one cell along a route within the array with a corresponding received wireless signal strength value based on at least one measurement by at least one wireless device;
selecting, at the computer system including processing circuitry, a number of populated cells within a predetermined distance of the unpopulated cell;
identifying, at the computer system including processing circuitry, one of the number of populated cells within the predetermined distance of the unpopulated cell;
determining, at the computer system including processing circuitry, a maximum wireless signal strength value (MAX STRENGTH) from among the received wireless signal strength values that are based on the at least one measurement by the at least one wireless device;
estimating, at the computer system including processing circuitry, a first wireless signal strength value for the unpopulated cell based at least on a wireless signal strength value for the identified one of the number of populated cells and the MAX STRENGTH;
determining, at the computer system including processing circuitry, a maximum range value (MAX RANGE) represented by a largest distance between two populated cells, the estimating of the first wireless signal strength value for the unpopulated cell being further based on the determined MAX RANGE;
determining, at the computer system including processing circuitry, a first distance between the unpopulated cell and the identified one of the number of populated cells; and
determining, at the computer system including processing circuitry, a second distance between the identified one of the number of populated cells and a hypothetical location, the hypothetical location proximate a source of the wireless signal transmission, the MAX STRENGTH and MAX RANGE being used to calculate the second distance, the estimating of the first wireless signal strength value for the unpopulated cell is further based upon the first distance between the unpopulated cell and the identified one of the number of populated cells and the second distance between the identified one of the number of populated cells and the hypothetical location; and
storing, at the computer system including processing circuitry, the estimated first wireless signal strength value for the unpopulated cell in the array.

US Pat. No. 10,142,868

CORE SERVICES PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS VOICE, DATA AND MESSAGING NETWORK SERVICES

Cisco Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A cellular device for operation in a cellular network, the cellular device comprising:a wireless modem;
a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM);
a processor;
a radio receiver and transmitter unit coupled to the processor;
display coupled to the processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions which when executed cause the processor to:
receive a cellular roaming alert associated with cellular usage in the cellular network from a control center provisioning server, wherein the cellular roaming alert indicates that the cellular device is roaming in a visited cellular network and will incur roaming charges;
receive a plurality of cellular plan options, each cellular plan option enables the cellular device to operate in the visited cellular network, wherein the plurality of cellular plan options are created based on a contextual assessment of a user of the cellular device, including a real-time usage assessment of the cellular device by the user;
display the roaming alert and the plurality of cellular plan options on the display of the cellular device through a graphical user interface (GUI);
receive a user selection of one of the cellular plan options through the GUI; and
transmit an indication of the user selection to the control center provisioning server via a cellular tower and a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,867

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD

1. A mobile communication device comprising:a communication interface for wireless communication of the mobile communication device with wireless devices over a wireless communication channel,
a channel simulation unit for simulating modified channel properties of the wireless communication channel,
a mode switch for switching the mobile communication device into a test mode, wherein the channel simulation unit is only active when the mobile communication device is in the test mode, and
a controllable bypass device for controllably bypassing the channel simulation unit in a standard operation mode of the mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,866

MOBILE TERMINAL TESTING APPARATUS AND LOCAL OSCILLATION FREQUENCY DETECTION METHOD FOR MOBILE TERMINAL TESTING APPARATUS

ANRITSU CORPORATION, Kan...

1. A mobile terminal testing apparatus that, based on a parameter that is configured for each of multiple component carriers in carrier aggregation, sets one of the multiple component carriers to be a primary component carrier, sets the other component carriers to be a secondary component carrier, makes a call connection to a mobile terminal, and thus performs testing of the carrier aggregation, the mobile terminal testing apparatus comprising a processor configured to:make the call connection between the mobile terminal testing apparatus itself and the mobile terminal and control a condition for transmitting a transmission signal of the mobile terminal;
receive from the mobile terminal a signal which is set to be a prescribed transmission condition and detect a local oscillation frequency of the mobile terminal from the received signal;
wherein, in a case where testing of uplink carrier aggregation that is a frequency arrangement in which a primary component carrier and a secondary component carrier in uplink are contiguous within a frequency band is performed, the processor performs configuration for the mobile terminal in such a manner that the signal which is transmitted by the mobile terminal is set to be the prescribed transmission condition, and the local oscillation frequency is detected from the frequency band in which the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier in the uplink are contiguous, using the signal that is set to be the prescribed transmission condition, which is received from the mobile terminal; and
wherein the processor is further configured to perform configuration for the mobile terminal in such a manner that the mobile terminal is caused to transmit user data and thus a state is provided where the user data is caused to have a deviation in a transmission spectrum, and
to detect a transmission signal for the user data transmitted by the mobile terminal and an image signal for the transmission signal, which are in the frequency band in which the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier in the uplink are contiguous, and set a maximum-power frequency point that is midway between the transmission signal and the image signal, to be the local oscillation frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,142,865

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SIMULATING PER USER EQUIPMENT (UE) SLOW AND FAST SIGNAL FADING FOR TESTING AIR INTERFACE DEVICES

KRYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for testing an air interface device using signals with simulated per-user equipment (UE) signal fading, the method comprising:at a network equipment test device:
generating, using per-UE uplink signal generation processing chains in a multi-UE simulator of the network equipment test device, per-UE time domain uplink signals;
simulating, using the per-UE uplink signal generation processing chains, per-UE signal fading for the per-UE time domain uplink signals, wherein simulating per-UE signal fading includes using different phases and amplitudes over time to simulate different signal fading;
performing Fourier transformation of each of the per-UE time domain uplink signals to produce per-UE frequency domain uplink signals with simulated per-UE signal fading;
performing subcarrier mapping of the per-UE frequency domain uplink signals to produce a frequency domain multi-UE uplink signal with simulated per-UE signal fading;
performing inverse Fourier transformation of the frequency domain multi-UE uplink signal to produce a time domain uplink signal with simulated per-UE signal fading; and
transmitting the time domain multi-UE uplink signal with simulated per-UE signal fading to the air interface device under test.

US Pat. No. 10,142,864

DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM CONTINUITY

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A distributed antenna system (DAS), comprising:a first plurality of radio distribution/combiners (RDCs) configured for connecting to a plurality of communications services, each of the plurality of communications services provided through at least one sector;
a second plurality of RDCs connected with the first plurality of RDCs, the second plurality of RDCs configured for connecting to a plurality of Optical Input Modules (OIMs) for receiving the plurality of communications services, each of the second plurality of RDCs connected with one of the first plurality of RDCs;
a first switching matrix of a first plurality of switches connected at a first end to the plurality of communications services and at a second end to the first plurality of RDCs for routing the plurality of communications services to the first plurality of RDCs, each of the second plurality of RDCs separately addressable by one RDC of the first plurality of RDCs;
a second switching matrix of a second plurality of switches connected at a first end to the second plurality of RDCs and at a second end to the plurality of OIMs for routing the plurality of communications services to the plurality of OIMs, each of the plurality of OIMs separately addressable by each RDC of the second plurality of RDCs; and
a control module configured for routing the plurality of communications services to the first plurality of RDCs and for routing the plurality of communications services to the plurality of OIMs, wherein
the control module is configured, in the event of a failure of a first communications service, for controlling routing of a second communications service through the plurality of RDCs and the first and second switching matrices to at least one of the plurality of OIMs to provide a substitute service for the failed first communications service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,862

WIRELESS NETWORK LOCATION TECHNIQUES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. At least one non-transitory machine-readable medium comprising a plurality of instructions that, in response to being executed on a computing device, cause the computing device to:send a time of flight (ToF) announcement comprising a sounding preamble count parameter;
send a first null data packet (NDP) comprising a first sounding preamble set size of a size specified by the sounding preamble count parameter;
receive a ToF response comprising a ToF result parameter to indicate a measured difference between previously exchanged NDPs, and a measurement poll parameter comprising a minimum time to determine the measured difference between previously exchanged NDPs;
receive a second NDP comprising a second sounding preamble set of the size specified by the sounding count parameter; and
determine a time of flight based on the ToF response and the second NDP.

US Pat. No. 10,142,861

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITORING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

1. A method for monitoring Device-to-Device, D2D, communication, comprising:a D2D User Equipment UE, acquiring D2D receiving resource pool information and monitoring D2D resources according to the D2D receiving resource pool information; wherein
the D2D receiving resource pool information comprises D2D Scheduling Assignment, SA, resource pool information for receiving; wherein
the D2D SA resource pool information for receiving comprises a valid timer or D2D SA resource pool information for receiving corresponding to at least one D2D group; wherein,
the valid timer is acquired by the D2D UE through a way of pre-configuration or default setting determined according to a protocol or self-setting; or
the D2D SA resource pool information for receiving corresponding to the at least one D2D group comprises at least one D2D group identification; wherein
the D2D SA resource pool information for receiving corresponding to the at least one D2D group further comprises at least one of: carrier frequency information, bandwidth information, Resource Block, RB, information, a subframe pattern, time domain or frequency domain resource information, a resource allocation mode, sending or receiving indication information and applicable area information; wherein
the D2D UE acquiring the D2D receiving resource pool information comprises: the D2D UE voluntarily determining the D2D SA resource pool information for receiving according to the D2D group identification of the D2D group to which the D2D UE belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,142,858

RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A communication system comprising:remote units to exchange radio frequency (RF) signals with mobile devices, at least some of the RF signals comprising information destined for, or originating from, a mobile device among the mobile devices; and
a controller comprising one or more modems and connected to an external network, at least one of the modems being a baseband modem and being configured to pass first data corresponding to the information;
wherein the controller is separated from the remote units by an intermediate network over which second data corresponding to the information is carried in frames between the controller and the remote units, wherein the intermediate network comprises a switched Ethernet network,
wherein the second data comprises baseband data, and at least some of the second data comprises baseband data that is compressed in a frequency domain, and
wherein at least one of the controller and one or more of the remote units is configured to compress the baseband data for transmission over the intermediate network.

US Pat. No. 10,142,857

ORCHESTRATING WIRELESS NETWORK OPERATIONS

Mark Cummings, Atherton,...

1. A communication system, comprising:a data store configured to store an image of a first node among images for a plurality of nodes, wherein the first node image is stored using metadata expressed in a meta-language description of the first node, wherein the first node image includes one or more objectives associated with the first node, one or more rules associated with the first node, one or more algorithms associated with the first node, one or more capabilities associated with the first node, one or more configurations associated with the first node, and environment associated with the first node, wherein the first node comprises a transceiver or other communication infrastructure, wherein the one or more algorithms associated with the first node include a set of tools available to the first node to achieve the objectives of the first node given a set of conditions within the constraints of the rules, wherein the environment associated with the first node at least includes environmental information comprising one or more weather events and one or more impending human activities that will affect demand for resources associated with the first node and wherein the data store is configured to derive from the meta-language description of the first node a schema or model to store the meta-language description of the first node, is able to support organic changes to the schema or model, and provides a mechanism to propagate changes dynamically to the schema, model, or data; and
a processor configured to:
receive from a second node orchestrator an indication of an objective associated with a second node, wherein the second node is associated with a mobile user, fixed user, or infrastructure component;
discover the first node to help achieve the objective associated with a second node at least in part by searching the data store for a node having a capability required to help achieve the objective associated with the second node and an associated environment to achieve the objective associated with the second node;
identify the first node based at least in part on the meta-language description of the first node comprising the first node image as having the capability required to help achieve the objective associated with the second node and having the associated environment to achieve the objective associated with the second node;
select the first node to help achieve the objective associated with the second node based at least in part by the applying one or more algorithms associated with the first node image; and
establish a connection between a first node orchestrator and the second node orchestrator, wherein the first node orchestrator and the second node orchestrator are configured to:
negotiate a contract with each other to achieve the objective associated with the second node, wherein the second node orchestrator is configured to orchestrate the second node based on the negotiated contract and the first node orchestrator is configured to orchestrate the first node based on the negotiated contract; and
perform operations to allow the second node to achieve its objective based on the negotiated contract.

US Pat. No. 10,142,854

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC IMPEDANCE MATCHING OF A GUIDED WAVE LAUNCHER

1. A launcher, comprising:an impedance matching circuit that includes one or more adjustable elements, wherein the impedance matching circuit receives an input radio frequency (RF) signal and generates an output RF signal in response to the input RF signal;
a guided wave launcher configured to generate, in response to the output RF signal, a guided electromagnetic wave along a surface of a transmission medium, wherein the guided electromagnetic wave propagates along the surface of the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, and wherein the guided electromagnetic wave has a non-optical carrier frequency;
a mismatch probe configured to generate a mismatch signal based on the output RF signal, wherein the mismatch signal indicates an impedance mismatch of the guided wave launcher; and
a controller configured to adjust the one or more adjustable elements of the impedance matching circuit, wherein an adjustment of the one or more adjustable elements facilitates reducing the impedance mismatch of the guided wave launcher.

US Pat. No. 10,142,851

SPECTRUM PROCESSING METHOD, BASE STATION, USER EQUIPMENT, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A spectrum processing method comprising:receiving, by a base station associated with a first cell, subband channel quality parameters from a user equipment (UE) in the first cell, wherein each subband channel quality parameter indicates a quality of one subband channel and the subband channel quality parameters comprise
a) at least one first subband channel quality parameter associated with a part of a frequency band of the first cell overlapping a part of a frequency band of a second cell, and
b) at least one second subband channel quality parameter associated with another part of the frequency band of the first cell that does not overlap with any part of the frequency band of the second cell; and
determining, according to the subband channel quality parameters, whether the first cell uses an overlapped spectrum comprising the frequency band of the first cell that overlaps the frequency band of the second cell, including,
a) determining a first average value of the at least one first subband channel quality parameter and a second average value of the at least one second subband channel quality parameter; and
b) determining, according to the first and second average values, whether the first cell uses the overlapped spectrum, such that when a difference between the second and first average values is:
i. less than a preset threshold, the first cell uses the overlapped spectrum; or
ii. greater than the preset threshold, the first cell uses the part of the frequency band of the first cell that does not include the overlapped spectrum; or
iii. equal to the preset threshold, the first cell uses the overlapped spectrum or the part of the frequency band of the first cell except the overlapped spectrum,wherein the first and second cells are inter-system cells, and the second cell is neighboring to the first cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,850

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR USING UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

11. A method for using an unlicensed spectrum, comprising:receiving, by a first access device, first indication information sent by a second access device, wherein the first indication information indicates an idle time in which the second access device does not perform data transmission, in a time segment that is reserved for the second access device to perform data transmission using an unlicensed spectrum; and
performing, by the first access device, data transmission in the idle time using the unlicensed spectrum, wherein the first access device and the second access device are network-side devices that are configured to connect user equipment to one or more networks.

US Pat. No. 10,142,847

SECURE RELAY OF DISCOVERY INFORMATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by an apparatus, comprising:constructing a discovery frame having one or more relay-specific fields changeable by relay devices capable of relaying the discovery frame, wherein the one or more relay-specific fields comprise at least one of: a hop count field indicating of a number of times the discovery frame has been relayed or a discovery slot count field indicating the number of discovery slots of relaying since the original sending of the discovery frame;
initializing the one or more relay-specific fields;
generating a message integrity check (MIC) value based, at least in part, on a security key, the initialized one or more relay-specific fields, and an identifier of a relay device capable of relaying the discovery frame; and
transmitting, via a first wireless signal comprising a first one or more data packets, the discovery frame including the MIC value and the relay-specific fields but lacking the security key.

US Pat. No. 10,142,845

NETWORK CONNECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A wireless network connection method performed by a mobile terminal having one or more processors and memory storing a plurality of programs to be executed by the one or more processors, the method comprising:acquiring, by the mobile terminal, a graphic code displayed on a user-specified intelligent device after receiving a graphic code recognition instruction, the user-specified intelligent device being a device to connect to a target wireless access point;
displaying, by the mobile terminal, a network connection interface based on the acquired graphic code, the network connection interface being used for configuring a target wireless access point identifier and a target wireless access point password;
receiving, by the mobile terminal, a configuration completion instruction through the network connection interface, the configuration completion instruction including a user-specified target wireless access point identifier and a user-specified target wireless access point password; and
sending, by the mobile terminal, (i) the user-specified target wireless access point identifier and the user-specified target wireless access point password to the user-specified intelligent device, and sending, by the mobile terminal, (ii) a user-specified intelligent device identifier, the user-specified target wireless access point identifier, and the user-specified target wireless access point password to a server for storage, respectively, so that the user-specified intelligent device acquires the user-specified target wireless access point identifier and the user-specified target wireless access point password from the mobile terminal and establishes a network connection to the target wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,142,842

SECURING COMMUNICATIONS OF A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT AND A MOBILE DEVICE

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an access server, a communication from a network management device, wherein the communication is sent from a mobile device via an unsecured wireless connection of a first network to an access point, wherein the communication is sent from the access point to the network management device and from the network management device via a second network to the access server, wherein the network management device manages network access of devices to the second network for a plurality of access points, and wherein the communication includes first encrypted data and is associated with a request by the mobile device to access the second network;
transmitting, from the access server, an encryption key to the access point based on the first encrypted data to enable the access point to establish a secure wireless connection between the access point and the mobile device, wherein the access server determines the encryption key by identifying a profile associated with an identifier included in the first encrypted data, wherein the profile is stored in a database accessible to the access server, and wherein the encryption key is associated with the profile; and
transmitting signals from the access server to the network management device to enable modification of an access control list to indicate that the mobile device is authorized to access the second network, wherein the access control list includes source address information, destination address information, service information, and data traffic direction information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,840

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A USER CLIENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE ON A WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user client wireless communication device, the method comprising:establishing at the user client wireless communication device, a communication link with a user wireless wide area network communication device;
requesting at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key for a wireless wide area network from the user wireless wide area network communication device;
receiving the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key from the user wireless wide area network communication device, where the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key is a key generated by the user wireless wide area network communication device;
receiving, from the user wireless wide area network communication device, at least one count of a number of non access stratum messages transmitted by the user wireless wide area network communication device; and
operating the user client wireless communication device on the wireless wide area network independent from the user wireless wide area network communication device by using the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key from the user wireless wide area network communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,839

LOCATION-BASED SECURITY AND CONTEXT IN COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:selecting, by a computing system comprising one or more processors, a virtual-world location in a virtual environment representative of a geographic region;
initiating, by the computing system, a chat session between a first electronic device and at least one second electronic device;
associating, by the computing system, the chat session to the virtual-world location in the virtual environment, wherein the associating comprises categorizing the chat session according at least to the virtual-world location;
assigning, by the computing system, an access rule to the chat session based on a spatial tolerance for a disparity between the virtual-world location in the virtual environment and a selectable representation of the virtual-world location received from at least one of the first electronic device or the at least one second electronic device, the access rule controlling a rendering of the chat session; and
receiving, by the computing system, a promotion associated with a real-world product or a real-world location, wherein the real-world product or the real-world location is based at least in part on the virtual-world location.

US Pat. No. 10,142,838

CONTEXT-AWARE CONTROLLING OF MULTIPLE SYSTEMS OF CONTROLLABLE DEVICES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A computer-implemented method for enabling a controller that is configured for controlling one or more devices of a first system via a first control system backend to also control one or more devices of a second system via a second control system backend, the method comprising:receiving, at the second control system backend, from the first control system backend, location information of the controller and credentials of the controller or/and of a user of the controller as available to the first control system backend;
receiving, at the second control system backend, from a source trusted by the second control system backend, location information of the controller and credentials of the controller or/and of the user;
performing, at the second control system backend, context matching to enable the controller to control the one or more devices of the second system, wherein the context matching comprises comparing the location information received from the first control system backend with the location information received from the source trusted by the second control system backend and by comparing the credentials received from the first control system backend with the credentials received from the source trusted by the second control system backend.

US Pat. No. 10,142,837

MOBILE DEVICE AND SERVER FOR TASK ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON PROXIMITY AND IRIS IMAGE BASED IDENTIFICATION

1. A mobile device comprising:a processing circuitry, memory and storage;
a global positioning system (GPS) receiver circuitry;
an iris scanner;
a client software, that is executed by the processing circuitry, conducting iris based identity check of a current user based on data collected by the iris scanner, and in response, selectively authorizing access to a tasks list;
wherein the task list comprises a plurality of tasks to be completed by the user of the mobile device, the plurality of tasks having been selected based on a current location of the mobile device, a street name associated with the current location, or based on a current route being navigated;
the client software prompting the user to mark the status of each of the tasks in the task list as completed, skipped or deferred, wherein the client software records and reports the corresponding task status in a task completion response; and
wherein the iris scanner comprises a digital camera that, when activated, takes images and makes multiples measurements and collects reference data points, based on which the authentication of the user of the mobile device is conducted.

US Pat. No. 10,142,836

SECURE MOBILE DEVICE

AIRPORT AMERICA, LLC, Mi...

1. A mobile communication device with secure data storage, comprising:a user interface including a display;
a power storage unit;
a biometric sensor that receives biometric information and is configured to verify a user's identity; and
a housing that houses:
a secure platform having a processor, a data storage unit, and no network connection;
a main mobile platform having a processor, a data storage unit, and a wireless network connection;
a switch; and
a switch control that operates the switch to provide selective connectivity between either the display and the secure platform or the display and the main platform, but not both simultaneously, wherein the switch control operates the switch to provide connectivity between the secure platform and the display only if the biometric sensor receives the biometric information and the user's identity is verified.

US Pat. No. 10,142,834

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A USER CLIENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE ON A WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user client wireless communication device, the method comprising:establishing at the user client wireless communication device, a communication link with a user wireless wide area network communication device;
receiving a random challenge and an authentication token from a wireless wide area network;
sending the random challenge and the authentication token to the user wireless wide area network communication device;
receiving at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key from the user wireless wide area network communication device, where the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key is for the wireless wide area network; and
operating the user client wireless communication device on the wireless wide area network independent from the user wireless wide area network communication device by using the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key from the user wireless wide area network communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,833

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING GENUINE PRODUCTS

OneSpan North America Inc...

1. An apparatus for indicating the legitimate use of a feature of a physical product covered by an intellectual property right, the apparatus comprising:an electronic intellectual property (IP) tag, the electronic IP tag comprising a wireless data communication interface, a memory for storing data, and a data processor, and
an electronic IP seal wherein the electronic IP seal comprises the electronic IP tag and further comprises a tamper detection component, the tamper detection component connected to the electronic IP tag, the tamper detection component having a physical state, wherein the tamper detection component is adapted to irreversibly change its state from an initial state into another state in response to physical deformation of an object that the tamper detection component is embedded in, and wherein the electronic IP tag and the tamper detection component are adapted such that if the tamper detection component is no longer in the initial state then said authenticating of said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag cannot be done successfully, wherein the physical state of the tamper detection component encodes a specific value of a tamper data element and the electronic IP tag is adapted to determine the value of the tamper data element encoded in the state of the tamper detection component and the electronic IP tag is adapted such that if the specific value of the tamper data element encoded in the state of the tamper detection component doesn't correspond to a specific pre-determined value then said authenticating of said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag cannot be done successfully;
whereby:
the memory is adapted to store digital IP sign data associated with said intellectual property right and comprising an identifier of said intellectual property right;
the electronic IP tag is adapted to communicate with an electronic reading device using said wireless data communication interface for sending said digital IP sign data to said electronic reading device and for exchanging data with said electronic reading device for authenticating said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag to said electronic reading device;
the memory is further adapted to store a private key of a public-private key pair associated to said intellectual property right; and
the data processor is adapted to perform an asymmetric cryptographic algorithm parameterized with said private key for said authenticating said digital IP sign data or said electronic IP tag to said electronic reading device, wherein the electronic IP tag is adapted to use the determined value of the tamper data element to reconstruct or determine a value of said private key.

US Pat. No. 10,142,824

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INSTALLED IN A VEHICLE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A communication system installed in a vehicle, the communication system comprising:a short-range wireless communication device provided in a vicinity of a surface of an instrument panel of said vehicle and configured to perform short-range wireless communication with a portable communication terminal which is held by a user in front of the short-range wireless communication device, wherein
said instrument panel has a groove portion formed on the surface of said instrument panel, which is in a vicinity of said short-range wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,819

ESTABLISHING MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATIONS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a network access node and from a machine type communication (MTC) device, a connection request, wherein the connection request includes an authentication credential for the MTC device, and the connection request includes an indicator indicating that the connection request is for a machine type communication;
in response to receiving the indicator indicating that the connection request is for the machine type communication, transmitting, from the network access node, an access request to a device management server, wherein the device management server is different than the network access node, and the access request includes the authentication credential for the MTC device;
in response to transmitting the access request, receiving, at the network access node and from the device management server, a shared International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) for the machine type communication based on the authentication credential for the MTC device, wherein the shared IMSI is shared among a plurality of MTC devices and selected from a pool of shared IMSIs, and each of the plurality of MTC devices is assigned a different shared IMSI from the pool of shared IMSIs;
transmitting, to the MTC device, the shared IMSI;
in response to transmitting the shared IMSI, receiving a registration request from the MTC device, wherein the registration request includes the shared IMSI, and the registration request is different than the connection request; and
in response to receiving the registration request, registering the MTC device with a cellular network using the shared IMSI.

US Pat. No. 10,142,814

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHODS THEREFOR

Google Technology Holding...

1. A server complex, comprising:one or more memory devices;
one or more processors operable with the one or more memory devices; and
a communication device operable with the one or more processors;
the one or more processors to:
receive, through the communication device, instances of activation of a device emergency mode of operation from one or more mobile communication devices operating in a communication network, wherein the activation of the device emergency mode of operation includes changing a previous setting on the one or more mobile communication devices to cause the one or more mobile communication devices to operate differently from a device normal mode of operation, wherein operating differently from the device normal mode operation includes changing an operation of the one or more mobile communication devices;
receive, through the communication device, instances of deactivation of the device emergency mode of operation from the one or more mobile communication devices, wherein the deactivation of the device emergency mode of operation includes restoring the previous setting on the one or more mobile communication devices to cause the one or more mobile communication devices to operate in the device normal mode of operation again;
cluster the instances of device emergency mode activation and instances of device emergency mode deactivation to define one or more elevated safety risk regions within the communication network; and
transmit, to at least one other mobile communication device, a command to place the at least one other mobile communication device in the device emergency mode of operation upon detecting the at least one other mobile communication device entering the one or more elevated safety risk regions.

US Pat. No. 10,142,806

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERSISTENT CONNECTIONS TO A DEVICE THROUGH THE USE OF MULTIPLE PHYSICAL NETWORK CONNECTIONS AND CONNECTION HAND-OFFS BETWEEN MULTIPLE BANDS, MODES AND NETWORKS

CoCo Communications Corp,...

1. A method of communicating a message between a mobile device and a destination device via a network operations center,wherein the network operations center is communicatively coupled to a first border server that is concurrently communicatively coupled to the mobile device over a first connection of a first communication system operating under a first protocol,
wherein the network operations center is communicatively coupled to a second border server, and
wherein the network operations center is communicatively coupled to the destination device,the method comprising:encapsulating, at the mobile device, a first portion of the message into an encapsulated first packet using the first protocol;
communicating the encapsulated first packet of the message from the mobile device to the first border server over the first connection;
in response to a weakening of the signal strength of communications over the first connection, communicatively coupling the mobile device to the second border server over a second connection of a second communication system operating under a second protocol,
wherein the second communication system is different from the first communication system,
encapsulating, at the mobile device, a second portion of the message into an encapsulated second packet using the first protocol and into an encapsulated third packet using the second protocol; and
substantially concurrently communicating the encapsulated second packet of the message from the mobile device to the first border server over the first connection and communicating the encapsulated third packet of the message from the mobile device to the second border server over the second connection.

US Pat. No. 10,142,801

TRANSCEIVER CIRCUIT EMPLOYING SHARED DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUITRY FOR COMMUNICATING RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) ANALOG COMMUNICATIONS SIGNALS RECEIVED BY A REMOTE UNIT IN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A transceiver circuit provided in at least one remote unit in a wireless distribution system (WDS), comprising:downlink digital signal processing circuitry having a predefined downlink digital signal processing bandwidth, the downlink digital signal processing circuitry comprising:
a digital up-converter (DUG) configured to:
receive a downlink digital communications signal comprising a first downlink digital baseband signal in a first downlink digital channel and a second downlink digital baseband signal in a second downlink digital channel; and
generate an intermediate downlink digital communications signal comprising the first downlink digital baseband signal in a first selected downlink frequency and the second downlink digital baseband signal in a second selected downlink frequency; and
a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to receive and convert the intermediate downlink digital communications signal into a downlink analog communications signal comprising a first downlink analog signal in the first selected downlink frequency and a second downlink analog signal in the second selected downlink frequency;
a first downlink analog signal path configured to:
receive the downlink analog communications signal; and
convert the first downlink analog signal into a first downlink analog radio frequency (RF) communications signal in a first downlink analog RF channel; and
a second downlink analog signal path configured to:
receive the downlink analog communications signal; and
convert the second downlink analog signal into a second downlink analog RF communications signal in a second downlink analog RF channel;
wherein the first downlink analog RF communications signal in the first downlink analog RF channel and the second downlink analog RF communications signal in the second downlink analog RF channel occupy a downlink RF spectrum wider than the predefined downlink digital signal processing bandwidth of the downlink digital signal processing circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,142,796

MANAGEMENT DEVICE, MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

6. A management method to be performed in a management device, the management method comprising the steps of:receiving a packet from a base station receiving a wireless signal from a plurality of communication slave devices, the packet including sensor information indicating a measurement result and identification information of a sensor configured to perform measurement regarding a management target, the wireless signal including the sensor information and the identification information, the plurality of communication slave devices including corresponding sensors;
displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) screen that includes a plurality of display columns for each group of the sensors, the plurality of display columns each displaying the identification information received by the management device, a selectable button, and a group name;
determining the sensor that belongs to each group based on user's selection of the selectable button; and
transmitting, to an accumulation device accumulating the identification information and the group names, group information including the group names each associated with the identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,794

REAL-TIME, LOCATION-AWARE MOBILE DEVICE DATA BREACH PREVENTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer system comprising one or more processors, one or more computer-readable memories, one or more computer-readable storage devices, and program instructions, stored on at least one of the one or more storage devices for execution by at least one of the one or more processors via at least one of the one or more memories, the stored program instructions comprising:program instructions to learn a plurality of regular locations and usage of one or more mobile devices for a user at a plurality of times based on aggregated location and usage information reported by the one or more mobile devices via a network;
program instructions to forecast one or more selected locations and selected usage by the user with a highest probability of predictability at each of a plurality of future sequential times from among the plurality of regular locations and usage; and
program instructions, responsive to detecting a current location of the one or more mobile devices for the user deviates from the one or more selected locations and selected usage beyond a threshold specified by the user, to trigger, via the network, one or more secondary levels of authentication at the one or more mobile devices, wherein the one or more secondary levels of authentication prevent data breaches on the one or more mobile devices through real-time, location aware data security.

US Pat. No. 10,142,792

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGEMENT OF LOCATION INFORMATION

1. A device comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations comprising:
monitoring a first mobile device and a first application of a first user to determine a first current location, a first activity and a first predicted future location;
monitoring a second mobile device and a second application of a second user to determine a second current location;
analyzing messages transmitted between the first mobile device and the second mobile device to determine a relationship between the first user and the second user;
determining an interaction region representing a geographic area in which the first user is available to meet with the second user, based on the first current location, the second current location, the first activity, the first predicted future location, and the relationship; and
sending information identifying the interaction region to the first mobile device, the second mobile device, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,142,791

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXT AWARENESS OF A MOBILE DEVICE

Binartech Sp. z o.o., Op...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a plurality of sensors and a plurality of sensor groups, wherein each of the sensor groups is assigned at least one of the sensors, and wherein the sensor groups are arranged according to a hierarchy; and
a plurality of classifiers, wherein each classifier is assigned to a sensor group, and wherein each classifier is configured to evaluate one or more contexts of the mobile device based on signals from one or more sensors assigned to the same sensor group as the classifier;
wherein the mobile device is configured to:
activate a classification by a classifier assigned to a first sensor group to evaluate a first context of the mobile device, wherein the first sensor group is at a lowest level in the hierarchy;
activate a classification by a classifier assigned to a second sensor group to evaluate the first context of the mobile device after a result of the classification by the classifier assigned to the first sensor group; and
adapt a configuration of the classifier assigned to the first sensor group based, at least in part, on a result of the classification by the classifier assigned to the second sensor group.

US Pat. No. 10,142,790

CONSERVATION OF BATTERY LIFE IN GPS ACCESSING PORTABLE DEVICES

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

7. A device comprising:a receiver configured to receive signals from a satellite positioning system indicative of current location of the device;
an accelerometer configured to measure acceleration of the device; and
a processor configured to:
(i) after receiving the signals from the satellite positioning system indicative of the current location, deactivate the receiver,
(ii) after deactivating the receiver, periodically sample the accelerometer at each of a plurality of sampling points,
(iii) determine a magnitude of the acceleration at each sampling point, wherein the magnitude M of acceleration is defined by M=(ax2+ay2+az2)1/2, where ax, ay, and az is the acceleration along each of three orthogonal directions, and
(iv) determine a power of the acceleration at each sampling point wherein the power P is defined by: P=(M?g)2, where g is acceleration due to gravity, and
(v) in response to the power of the acceleration exceeding a threshold, activate the receiver to receive signals from the satellite positioning system indicative of an updated current location of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,786

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-BEACON INTERACTION AND MANAGEMENT

Estimote Polska Sp. z o. ...

1. A method for scheduling beacon advertisement, comprising:identifying a collocated first and second physical beacon;
at a remote computing system, determining a first and second set of broadcasting settings for the first and second physical beacons based on a target advertising interval, wherein the first and second sets of broadcasting settings each comprise a common identifier and a first and second advertising interval larger than the target advertising interval, respectively, wherein the first and second physical beacons cooperatively broadcast the common identifier at the target advertising interval, wherein the first advertising interval is asynchronous from the second advertising interval;
transmitting the first and second sets of broadcasting settings to the first and second physical beacons, respectively, comprising:
transmitting the first set of broadcasting settings from the remote computing system to a user device proximal the first physical beacon; and
transmitting the first set of broadcasting settings from the user device to the first physical beacon;
transmitting the second set of broadcasting settings from the remote computing system to the first physical beacon; and
transmitting the second set of broadcasting settings from the first physical beacon to the second physical beacon; and
operating the first and second physical beacons according to the first and second sets of broadcasting settings, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,142,782

INTERNAL LOCATION ADDRESS AND AUTOMATIC ROUTING OF INTRA-FACILITY MOVEMENT

United Parcel Service of ...

1. A transportation mechanism operational system for enabling remote operation of at least one transportation mechanism, the system comprising:a computing entity in communication with the at least one transportation mechanism, the computing entity comprising one or more non-transitory memory storage areas and one or more processors, the computing entity configured to:
receive, via a communication interface, location data indicative of a current location of a mobile device associated with a user;
receive, via the communication interface, destination data indicative of a desired destination associated with the mobile device;
generate, via the communication interface, a recommended route between the current location of the mobile device and the desired destination of the mobile device:
identify, via the communication interface, the at least one transportation mechanism located along the recommended route;
transmit, via the communication interface, a first signal to the at least one transportation mechanism, wherein the first signal identifies the current location of the mobile device and causes the at least one transportation mechanism to enable the user and the mobile device to board the at least one transportation mechanism at the current location;
receive, via the communication interface, boarding data transmitted from a communications device of the at least one transportation mechanism, wherein the boarding data is indicative of the detected presence of the mobile device onboard the at least one transportation mechanism;
upon receipt of the boarding data, transmit, via the communication interface, a second signal causing the at least one transportation mechanism to move the user and the mobile device to the desired destination; and
upon arrival at the desired destination, transmit, via the communication interface, a third signal enabling the user and the mobile device to disembark the at least one transportation mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,142,781

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A RANGING PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. At a first wireless transceiver device, a method comprising:transmitting a fine timing measurement (FTM) request message from the first wireless transceiver device to a second wireless transceiver device, wherein the FTM request message comprising one or more parameters requesting transmission of subsequent FTM messages from the second wireless transceiver device in a format having an increased symbol period, wherein the increased symbol period is longer than a symbol period of FTM messages transmitted in a high throughput (HT) format, non-HT format, HT/HT-mixed format or very high throughput format; and
receiving an acknowledgement message transmitted from the second wireless transceiver device in response to the FTM request message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,780

MOBILE WIRELESS TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING GROUP COMMUNICATION

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A mobile wireless terminal comprising:a storage configured to store computer executable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the computer executable instructions to perform operations, comprising:
receiving from a base station communication information including transmission information and destination position information which shows a position of a destination;
providing the transmission information to a user of the mobile wireless terminal;
performing control to decide notification starting time for providing the transmission information based on a distance between the position of the destination indicated by the destination position information and a position of the mobile wireless terminal; and
transmitting, when the mobile wireless terminal makes a response to the transmission information, response information to other mobile wireless terminals, indicating that the response has been already made, further comprising:
when the response information is received from another mobile wireless terminal during providing the transmission information, performing control to stop providing the transmission information, and
when the response information is received from another mobile wireless terminal before providing the transmission information, performing control not to provide the transmission information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,779

CONTROLLING LOCALIZATION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A mobile device, comprising:a transmitter arranged to transmit a signal for use by one or more location networks to determine a location of the mobile device; and
a location preferences module configured to include in the transmission from the transmitter, in association with said signal, a tracking preference comprising an explicit tracking indication specifying whether a location network is permitted to use said signal to determine the location of the mobile device, and/or whether a provider of a location related service associated with a location network is permitted to make use of the location of the mobile device; and
a receiver configured to receive a respective identifier of each of a plurality of location networks and/or providers, each provider being a provider of at least one respective location related service associated with one of said one or more location networks;
wherein the tracking preference is dependent on the location network or provider as identified by said identifier;
wherein the location preferences module is configured to include in association with said signal: an instance of the tracking preference tagged with more than one of the identifiers to specify the permission permitted to each respective location network or provider, or more than one instance of the tracking preference each tagged with one of the identifiers to specify the permission permitted to each respective location network or provider.

US Pat. No. 10,142,776

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING COMMON SEARCH AREA

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for processing a common search area at a terminal side device, comprising:acquiring a first resource indication information about a first common search area from a broadcast message and a second resource indication information about at least one second common search area from a high layer signaling, wherein the high layer signaling is a radio resource control (RRC) signaling;
determining according to the first resource indication information, a location of the first common search area; and
determining according to the second resource indication information, a location of the at least one second common search area;
wherein the first common search area carries at least one type of control signaling and the at least one second common search area carriers a different type of control signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,142,774

CONTENT GEOFENCING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:collecting contextual data from one or more sensors at a mobile device associated with a user, the contextual data comprising location parameters associated with the mobile device, user activity data, and device state parameters associated with the mobile device;
determining a current context for the user based on the contextual data collected from the one or more sensors at the mobile device associated with the user, the current context comprising a current location calculated from the location parameters, the user's current activity calculated from the user activity data, and a mobile device state calculated from the device state parameters, wherein the user's current activity comprises at least one of a type of user activity or a mode of transportation;
detecting a current context state transition comprising a change in a predetermined combination of context conditions, the predetermined combination of context conditions comprising at least two of the current location, the mobile device state, or the user's current activity; and
in response to detecting the current context state transition, generating a signal indicating the current context state transition, the signal triggering a software application on the mobile device to output one more media items selected based on the current context state transition.

US Pat. No. 10,142,771

VIRTUAL SENSOR APPARATUS AND METHOD

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for computing in association with one or more mobile client devices, comprising:one or more processors;
a virtual sensor server to be operated by the one or more processors, to provide virtual sensor service to the one or more mobile client devices within a geo-fenced area to virtualize one or more sensors of each of the one or more mobile client devices;
wherein:
the geo-fenced area is jointly and dynamically negotiated by the one or more mobile client devices;
the virtual sensor server is to provide sensor data to each of the one or more mobile client devices, or to report sensor data to one or more recipients external to the one or more mobile client devices on behalf of respective one or ones of the one or more mobile client devices;
the provided sensor data is to supersede the corresponding one or more sensors on the respective one or more of the mobile client devices; and
the virtual sensor server is to cause each of the one or more mobile client devices to place the corresponding one or more sensors in a reduced operational or non-operational state.

US Pat. No. 10,142,769

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING A SECURE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN REMOTE UE AND RELAY UE IN A DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

14. A relay user equipment (UE) for establishing a secure communication between a UE and the relay UE, the relay UE comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals; and
at least one processor configured to:
receive a security key response message including a proximity-based service (ProSe) traffic key (PTK) of the relay UE, a PTK identification (ID) and a ProSe group key (PGK) ID, from a node,
generate a ProSe encryption key (PEK) of the relay UE based on the PTK of the relay UE, and
transmit an authentication request message including the PGK ID and the PTK ID to the UE,
wherein the PGK ID and the PTK ID are used to derive a security key for a device to device (D2D) communication between the UE and the relay UE.

US Pat. No. 10,142,768

SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PROVIDING SERVICE RELATED TO OBJECT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method by which a device receives a service associated with an object, the method comprising:forming a communication network including the device and the object, when the device is located within a near field communication range from the object;
receiving property information of the object from the object connected to the device via the communication network;
determining types of services based on the received property information and a current location of the device;
transmitting the determined types of services to the object;
sending a request directly from the object to a server for an available service based on the types of services and the property information of the object; and
receiving the available service requested by the object from the server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,765

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING DATA IN A MACHINE TO MACHINE WIRELESS NETWORK

1. A method for sending and receiving data in a wireless machine to machine network, the wireless machine to machine communication network comprising at least one gateway (2) and a plurality of nodes (4) sharing at least a common transmission frequency, the communications between the at least one gateway (2) and the plurality of nodes (4) is organized in frames (18), repeated along time, each frame comprising a plurality of time slots (19) of a fixed length, the time slots (19) including uplink time slots (19) and downlink time slots (19), characterized in that within each frame (18), each time slot (19) is transmitted over a different frequency and in that the method comprises:sending feedback information (23) from the gateway (2) to the nodes (4), during a first subperiod (20) of the uplink time slots (19), indicating if collisions occurred during the preceding time slot;
sending data transmission requests (25) from the nodes (4) to the gateway (2) during a second subperiod (21) of the uplink time slots (19);
sending data transmissions (26) from the nodes (4) to the gateway (2) during a third subperiod (22) of the uplink time slots (19);
determining at the gateway (2) if a collision occurs during the second subperiod (21), the collision occurring when multiple data transmission requests (25) simultaneously to the gateway by different nodes;
if the data transmission requests (25) are received at the gateway (2) without collisions, positioning the nodes (4) sending the data transmission requests (25) in a first queue, the first queue defining the position in which a queued node is allowed to send a data transmission (26);
if the data transmission requests (25) result in collisions, positioning the nodes (4) sending data transmission requests (25) in a second queue, the second queue defining the position in which a queued node is allowed to send a data transmission request (25);
the method further comprising, the gateway transmitting, preceding each frame, a control signal (17) including information about which time slots of the frame are reserved for downlink data transmissions, and which time slots are reserved for uplink data transmissions, including also synchronization information used by the plurality of nodes for synchronizing and including also information about the sequence of frequency over which the time slots of the frame are transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,142,763

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for processing audio signal, the method comprising:determining, for a current frame of the audio signal, frequency band energies for a plurality of predefined frequency bands at least partially based on frequency parameters of the current frame;
generating frequency band gains for the plurality of predefined frequency bands by processing the frequency band energies;
generating frequency bin gains for the current frame based on the frequency band gains using predefined frequency band filter banks, the frequency band filter banks being specific to the plurality of predefined frequency bands; and
applying headphone virtualization to the audio signal by convolving the audio signal with a head-related impulse response (HRIR) associated with the audio signal,
wherein the HRIR is integrated into the predefined frequency band filter banks, and wherein the convolving comprises:
convolving the audio signal with the HRIR in a frequency domain using the predefined frequency band filter banks.

US Pat. No. 10,142,760

AUDIO PROCESSING MECHANISM WITH PERSONALIZED FREQUENCY RESPONSE FILTER AND PERSONALIZED HEAD-RELATED TRANSFER FUNCTION (HRTF)

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A system comprising:at least a left audio channel input;
a left channel impulse response (IR) filter configured for receiving audio data from the left channel audio input, the left channel IR filter comprising taps established at least in part by a frequency response profile for a left ear of a listener;
a left channel head related transfer function (HRTF) filter comprising taps established at least in part by a physical characteristic of the listener and configured for receiving audio data from the left channel audio input, the left channel HRTF filter being in series with the left channel IR filter to send signals to or receive signals from the left channel IR filter;
a left channel speaker configured for receiving signals that have passed through the left channel IR filter and left channel HRTF filter for transducing the signals into sound;
at least a right audio channel input;
a right channel IR filter configured for receiving audio data from the right channel audio input, the right channel IR filter comprising taps established at least in part by a frequency response profile for a right ear of the listener;
a right channel HRTF filter comprising taps established at least in part by a physical characteristic of the listener configured for receiving audio data from the right channel audio input, the right channel HRTF filter being in series with right left channel IR filter to send signals to or receive signals from the right channel IR filter; and
a right channel speaker configured for receiving signals that have passed through the right channel IR filter and right channel HRTF filter for transducing the signals into sound, wherein the left channel HRTF filter receives signals from the left channel IR filter.

US Pat. No. 10,142,759

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AUDIO WITH DETERMINED TRAJECTORY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

19. A method comprising:determining, using at least one audio signal, at least one acoustic source;
determining at least one point of interest location associated with the at least one acoustic source, where the at least one point of interest is determined, at least in part, by a user interface indication of at least one point of interest location;
determining a trajectory of the at least one acoustic source, where the trajectory of the at least one acoustic source is determined based, at least partially, upon the user interface indication of the at least one point of interest location and locational movement of the at least one acoustic source;
determining a spatial audio signal based at least partially from the at least one acoustic source and including directional information of the trajectory of the at least one acoustic source; and
causing the spatial audio signal to be at least partially played from at least one sound playback transducer, wherein the spatial audio signal is caused to be at least partially played from the least one sound playback transducer based at least partially on the directional information of the trajectory of the at least one acoustic source.

US Pat. No. 10,142,756

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION, ...

1. A signal processing device for processing a digital stereo signal including a left channel signal and a right channel signal, comprising:a first level converter configured to perform level conversion for a first digital signal of the left channel signal into a second digital signal, the first level converter multiplying the first digital signal by a coefficient for adjusting a volume of the left channel signal;
a second level converter configured to perform level conversion for a third digital signal of the right channel signal into a fourth digital signal, the second level converter multiplying the third digital signal by the coefficient for adjusting a volume of the right channel signal;
an arithmetic unit configured to generate a fifth digital signal obtained by subtracting the fourth digital signal from the second digital signal, a sixth digital signal obtained by adding the first digital signal and the fourth digital signal to each other, a seventh digital signal obtained by adding the second digital signal and the third digital signal to each other, and an eighth digital signal obtained by subtracting the second digital signal from the fourth digital signal;
a first DA converter configured to perform DA conversion for the fifth digital signal into a first analog signal;
a second DA converter configured to perform DA conversion for the sixth digital signal into a second analog signal;
a third DA converter configured to perform DA conversion for the seventh digital signal into a fourth analog signal;
a fourth DA converter configured to perform DA conversion for the eighth digital signal into a fifth analog signal;
a first adder configured to add the first analog signal and the second analog signal to each other to generate a third analog signal, the third analog signal being a volume-adjusted left channel signal; and
a second adder configured to add the fourth analog signal and the fifth analog signal to each other to generate a sixth analog signal, the sixth analog signal being a volume-adjusted right channel signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,754

SENSOR ON MOVING COMPONENT OF TRANSDUCER

SONOS, INC., Santa Barba...

1. A device comprising:a transducer having a movable component;
a sensor mounted on the movable component of the transducer;
a processor; and
memory storing computer instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
receive a signal from the sensor indicative of an acceleration of the movable component at a location where the sensor is mounted;
determine a position of the movable component based on the acceleration at a first time;
calculate a difference between the position of the movable component at the first time and a predicted position of the movable component at the first time to output a measure of distortion associated with the transducer, wherein the predicted position of the movable component at the first time is based on a model of displacement of the movable component, and wherein the predicted position of the movable component at the first time is different than a predicted position of the movable component at a second time, and wherein the predicted position of the movable component at the second time is based on the model of displacement of the movable component; and
cause nonlinearities in audio output by the transducer to be reduced based on the measure of distortion.

US Pat. No. 10,142,751

ENABLE AND DISABLE COMPARATOR VOLTAGE REFERENCE

Fairchild Semiconductor C...

1. A system comprising:an accessory detection device, including:
a comparator having a first input and a reference input, wherein the first input is configured to receive mobile device accessory information from a mobile device accessory; and
a switch having a first state and a second state,
wherein the switch is configured to couple the reference input of the comparator to a supply voltage in the first state and to isolate the reference input of the comparator from the supply voltage in a second state to reduce leakage current from the supply voltage through a reference circuit coupled to the reference input of the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,142,749

DYNAMIC SOUND ADJUSTMENT

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. One or more non-transitory machine-readable media storing instructions that are executable by one or more processing devices to perform operations comprising:obtaining a first signal that is present in a cabin of a vehicle comprising a first unwanted noise signal and a second desired audio signal that is produced by a vehicle audio system of the vehicle provided with an input signal;
adaptively filtering the first obtained signal to form an estimate of the first unwanted noise signal;
comparing a first measurement in a first frequency band of the estimated first unwanted noise signal with a second measurement in a second frequency band of the estimated first unwanted noise signal, the second frequency band being different from the first frequency band;
selecting, based on the comparison, a predetermined adjustment map, wherein the predetermined adjustment map relates a gain to be applied to the vehicle audio system input signal to compensate for noise interference, to a signal to noise ratio of the audio signal produced by the vehicle audio system to the estimated first unwanted noise signal, wherein the adjustment map was predetermined for a first set of operating conditions of the vehicle;
determining a first gain value based on the signal to noise ratio and the selected map; and
applying the first gain value to one or more first signal components of the vehicle audio system input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,748

THERMOFORMED ACOUSTIC SEAL

Sonova AG, Staefa (CH)

1. An acoustic sealing element for use with an in-the-ear hearing device, comprising:a thermoformed textile layer defining a three-dimensional dome-like shape and an opening configured to receive the in-the-ear hearing device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,747

THREE DIMENSIONAL SUBSTRATE FOR HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A hearing assistance device for a user, device comprisinga housing;
a battery disposed at least partially in the housing;
a substrate disposed at least partially in the housing, the substrate adapted to conform around the battery;
a flexible antenna configured to conform around a portion of the substrate;
hearing assistance electronics mounted to the substrate; and
spring loaded electrical contacts on the substrate, the contacts configured to mechanically engage and electrically connect to the flexible antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,142,746

HEARING PROSTHESIS WITH A PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATOR

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A hearing prosthesis comprising:an actuator including a material that deforms in response to an electrical signal directly applied to the material and that is adapted to, upon implantation in a recipient, transmit vibrations representative of a sound signal to an organ of the recipient, wherein the material is configured to be at least partially directly exposed to at least one of body tissue or fluid of the recipient, wherein at least one of:
(i) the actuator is adapted to be implanted such that the material directly contacts the skull of the recipient;
(ii) the material is a material that enhances osseointegration;
(iii) the hearing prosthesis is an active transcutaneous bone conduction device; or
(iv) the actuator is configured to be implanted inside a cochlea of the recipient and configured to be mechanically coupled to the inside of the cochlea.

US Pat. No. 10,142,744

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEARING DEVICE AND HEARING DEVICE

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

9. A binaural hearing device, comprising:two hearing aids including a left hearing aid and a right hearing aid to be worn on different sides of a head of a user;
two translational acceleration sensors each providing a sensor signal and serving to determine an orientation of the head of the user; and
a control unit for setting at least one operating parameter of the binaural hearing device, said control unit configured to:
measure a translational acceleration by each of said two translational acceleration sensors, wherein each of said two translational acceleration sensors is attached in or to one of said two hearing aids such that two sensor signals are provided as a left sensor signal and a right sensor signal;
measure the translational acceleration of each said two translational acceleration sensors in a Cartesian coordinate system with three axes;
combine the two sensor signals of said translational acceleration sensors by a mathematical operation to form an overall signal, and by means of the overall signal the orientation of the head is established, the two sensor signals each have a gravitational acceleration component and are combined to form the overall signal in such a way that gravitational acceleration components are eliminated and the overall signal is independent of gravitational acceleration;
perform a combining of the overall signal by using a mathematical operation; and
set the operating parameter in dependence on the orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,142,743

PARAMETRICALLY FORMULATED NOISE AND AUDIO SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS THEREOF

1. An audio system for improving hearing ability in an individual, comprising:a parametrically formulated noise generator, wherein the parametrically formulated noise generator is configured to generate a noise signal substantially within a first range of frequencies, and wherein the noise signal is generated by time ordering a plurality of periodic waves having frequencies within the first range of frequencies, wherein a plurality of parameters representing the ratios of duration of each of the plurality of periodic waves over time are selected such that an average value of a power spectrum of the noise signal across the first range of frequencies is a function of the threshold of hearing for the individual across the first range of frequencies, and wherein the plurality of periodic waves comprise at least a first periodic wave having a first period and a second periodic wave having a second period, wherein the first periodic wave is comprised of a first series of values representing the amplitude of the first periodic wave sampled according to a first sampling rate over a third period of time and wherein the second periodic wave is comprised of a second series of values representing the amplitude of the second periodic wave sampled according to the first sampling rate over a fourth period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,742

AUDIO SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

1. An audio system, comprising:a filtered volume determiner configured to receive a first signal, wherein the filtered volume determiner is configured to generate a second signal corresponding to a volume envelope of the first signal within a first range of selected frequencies;
a fixed volume adder coupled to the filtered volume determiner and configured to receive the second signal, wherein the fixed volume adder is configured to generate a third signal corresponding to the sum of the second signal and a fixed value;
a filtered noise generator configured to generate a fourth signal corresponding to noise substantially within a second range of selected frequencies;
a signal modulator, coupled to the fixed volume adder and to the filtered noise generator, wherein the signal modulator is configured to receive the third signal and the fourth signal, and wherein the signal modulator is configured to generate a fifth signal corresponding to a product of the third signal and the fourth signal;
a filtered volume reducer configured to receive a sixth signal substantially similar to the first signal, wherein the filtered volume reducer is configured to generate a seventh signal, wherein the seventh signal corresponds to the sixth signal having frequencies within the second range of selected frequencies reduced or eliminated; and
a mixer, coupled to the signal modulator and the filtered volume reducer, wherein the mixer is configured to receive the fifth signal and the seventh signal, and wherein the mixer is configured to generate an eighth signal substantially similar to the sum of the fifth signal and the seventh signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,739

PANEL VIBRATION TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE FOR GENERATING SOUND

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel configured to display images by emitting light;
a plurality of sound generating actuators in a plurality of sound output areas, the sound generating actuators configured to vibrate the display panel to generate sound; and
a partition that is between each of the plurality of sound output areas and surrounds at least one sound output area of the plurality of sound output areas,
wherein the partition is comprised of four sides that surround each of the sound output areas,
wherein at least one side of the four sides includes a protruding confining portion to avoid reduction in sound pressure caused by a standing wave, and
wherein the protruding confining portion protrudes toward the sound generating actuator in the corresponding sound output area.

US Pat. No. 10,142,738

PANEL VIBRATION TYPE SOUND-GENERATING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image;
a cover bottom configured to cover the display panel;
a sound-generating actuator supported by the cover bottom, the sound-generating actuator configured to vibrate the display panel to generate sound; and
a sealing member between an outer peripheral portion of the sound-generating actuator and an outer surface of the cover bottom,
wherein the sound-generating actuator comprises:
a lower plate connected to the cover bottom,
a magnet on the lower plate,
a center pole at a center of the lower plate,
a bobbin surrounding a periphery of the center pole, the bobbin having a tip end configured to vibrate the display panel, and
a coil wound around an outer periphery of the bobbin.

US Pat. No. 10,142,736

ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. An electroacoustic transducer, comprising:a diaphragm comprising two pairs of longitudinal split tubular surfaces, each longitudinal split tubular surface having a first fan-shaped portion that is split from a second fan-shaped portion by a gap, wherein the gap widens from a first end to a second end of the longitudinal split tubular surface;
a converter that performs conversion between vibration of the diaphragm and an electric signal corresponding to the vibration; and
a supporter that supports the diaphragm such that the diaphragm is movable in a vibration direction,
wherein the diaphragm is configured such that the two pairs of longitudinal split tubular surfaces form valleys and ridge portions, wherein in each pair of the two pairs of longitudinal split tubular surfaces, one-side portions of the respective longitudinal split tubular surfaces form a valley, and wherein other-side portions of the split tubular surfaces of each one and the other of the two pairs form a ridge portion, and
wherein the two pairs of longitudinal split tubular surfaces are arranged in at least one of a state in which the valleys are orthogonal to each other and a state in which the ridge portions are orthogonal to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,142,735

DUAL MODE HEADPHONE AND METHOD THEREFOR

1. A dual mode headphone comprising:a band positioning the dual mode headphone on one of a head or neck of a user;
a pair of first housings, wherein one of the first housings is formed on each end of the band;
a dual mode headphone circuit having a dual-output acoustic transducer module positioned in each of the pair of first housings, the dual-output acoustic transducer module allowing for both air conduction, and bone conduction of sound waves, wherein the dual-output acoustic transducer module comprises:
a piezoelectric transducer;
a loudspeaker;
a connector tube positioned between the piezoelectric transducer and the loudspeaker; and
an escutcheon plate coupled to the piezoelectric transducer and positioned over the connector tube, wherein the escutcheon plate has a plurality of vent holes.

US Pat. No. 10,142,734

RING NETWORK OF BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

AVNERA CORPORATION, Beav...

1. In a group of BLUETOOTH speakers coupled in a ring, where each speaker member of the ring includes a stored address of an upstream BLUETOOTH speaker within the ring and a stored address of a downstream BLUETOOTH speaker within the ring, a method, comprising:detecting that a speaker has created a broken ring by leaving the ring;
generating at least one message to determine which speaker left the ring;
sending the generated message in a first direction around the ring;
establishing an Asynchronous ConnectionLess (ACL) link between a first speaker and a speaker in the ring that was adjacent to the speaker that left the ring; and
receiving, at the first speaker, a BLUETOOTH Serial Port Profile (SPP) connection from the speaker in the ring that was adjacent to the speaker that left the ring to connect the first speaker into a second BLUETOOTH ring network having a different number of members than the original ring.

US Pat. No. 10,142,733

HEAD-RELATED TRANSFER FUNCTION SELECTION DEVICE, HEAD-RELATED TRANSFER FUNCTION SELECTION METHOD, HEAD-RELATED TRANSFER FUNCTION SELECTION PROGRAM, AND SOUND REPRODUCTION DEVICE

JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION, ...

1. A sound reproduction device comprising:a measuring unit configured to obtain a head-related impulse response of a user based on a sound signal which is collected by a microphone worn on an ear of the user in a state where a predetermined sound as a measurement signal is outputted from a speaker;
a feature amount extraction unit configured to extract a feature amount of a frequency characteristic corresponding to the head-related impulse response, the feature amount being a frequency of a local peak in a frequency range of 10 kHz to 20 kHz of the head-related impulse response;
a characteristic selection unit configured to select a head-related transfer function from a database, where head-related transfer functions of many people are respectively made in association with feature amounts of head-related transfer functions, based on the feature amount extracted by the feature amount extraction unit; and
a reproduction unit configured to perform a convolution operation with sound data and the head-related transfer function selected by the characteristic selection unit, and to reproduce the sound data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,732

MODULAR AUDIO SYSTEM AND METHOD

ROSWELL CANADA, INC., Ac...

1. A modular audio system for a vehicle, comprising:a main module and a first module, the main module including an audio process, stored on a storage device, for receiving an indication that the first module is operatively connected to the main module; and
an end unit module adapted to operatively connect to the first module, or one or more secondary modules operatively connected to the first module;
wherein, the main module, the first module, any one or more secondary modules, and the end module are hardware modules operatively connected via physical connectors, and are adapted to be powered from a main power source and, if available, a secondary power source of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,142,731

DYNAMIC SUPPRESSION OF NON-LINEAR DISTORTION

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for providing dynamic suppression of non-linear distortion for a device, the method comprising:receiving a signal by a multi-band limiter;
splitting the received signal, by the multi-band limiter, into a plurality of bands using a notch filter and a peak filter, each filter having a center frequency tuned to a predetermined frequency for the device, each filter filtering one of the plurality of bands;
computing both a tone strength parameter and a band level for each center frequency;
setting limiter target output levels for a plurality of limiters, each limiter receiving a filtered band of the received signal from the filters, each limiter target output level being set such that suppression of the non-linear distortion is reduced when the tone strength parameter is in a lower portion of a predetermined strength range and suppression of the non-linear distortion is increased when the tone strength parameter is in an upper portion of the predetermined strength range, the predetermined strength range corresponding to a loudness range of the device;
limiting, by the multi-band limiter, the outputs of the filters using the plurality of limiters, the limiting of each filter output being based on the set limiter target output levels for each limiter; and
combining the outputs of the limiters, thereby providing a processed signal as an output of the multi-band limiter.