US Pat. No. 10,391,003

DISPOSABLE ARTICLE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AND METHOD FOR SELLING THE SAME

1. A disposable article, comprising:an air permeable sheet having air permeability;
a fiber sheet having liquid diffusibility; and
an elastic member located between the air permeable sheet and the fiber sheet,
wherein the air permeable sheet, the fiber sheet, and the elastic member are joined by applying an adhesive to a surface of the elastic member and then attaching the air permeable sheet and the fiber sheet to the elastic member while the elastic member is in a stretched state, and
a transpiration rate of the disposal article determined by the equation:
Transpiration rate (%)={(W0?Wt)/(W0?Wt)}×100, exceeds 40%, where
W is a weight of a test piece of the disposal article and a petri dish under a standard condition of 20° C. and 65% RH, W0 is a weight of the test piece and the petri dish to which 0.1 mL of water is added, and Wt is a weight of the test piece and the petri dish measured after the 0.1 mL of water is added and left in the standard condition for 20 minutes.
US Pat. No. 10,392,550

SPACER FLUID COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR AQUEOUS BASED DRILLING MUD REMOVAL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A wellbore fluid system comprising:an aqueous mud in a wellbore; and
a spacer fluid in contact with the aqueous mud in the wellbore, the spacer fluid comprising:
an emulsion comprising an aqueous external phase and a hydrocarbon-based internal phase;
a surfactant package comprising:
one or more surfactants having the chemical structure R(OC2H4)9—OH, where R is a hydrocarbyl having from 12 to 14 carbon atoms and the surfactant has a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance from 11 to 15; and
at least one additive that modifies the rheology of the spacer fluid, the density of the spacer fluid, or both;in which:the density of the spacer fluid, as measured by American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 13B-1, is 5% to 20% greater than the density of the aqueous mud as measured by American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 13B-1; and
the difference between the yield point of the aqueous mud, as measured by American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 13B-1, and the yield point of the spacer fluid, as measured by American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice 13B-1, is less than or equal to 15 lbf/100 ft2.
US Pat. No. 10,393,319

KINETIC HYDRATE INHIBITORS FOR CONTROLLING GAS HYDRATE FORMATION IN WET GAS SYSTEMS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method for inhibiting hydrate formation in a fluid comprising water and a gas, the method comprising contacting the fluid with an effective amount of a hydrate inhibitor composition comprising from about 20 to about 55 wt. % of a nonpolar solvent; from about 1 to about 15 wt. % of a polar solvent; and from about 0.1 to about 50 wt. % of a polymer, an oligomer, a dendrimer, or an acid or salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,391,535

PROCESS FOR FORMING ALUMINUM ALLOY PARTS WITH TAILORED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Magna International Inc.,...

1. A process for making a shaped-part from a heat-treatable aluminum alloy blank, comprising:providing a heat-treatable aluminum alloy blank in a hardened temper state;
heating a first portion of the blank to a predetermined first temperature of between about 150° C. and about 300° C. for a predetermined first length of time lasting less than about 40 seconds;
heating a second portion of the blank to a predetermined second temperature of between about 150° C. and about 300° C. for a predetermined second length of time lasting less than about 40 seconds; and
prior to either of the first portion and the second portion cooling to a temperature below about 130° C., forming the blank within the first portion and within the second portion into the shape of the shaped-part,wherein the hardened temper state is one of a T4, T5, T6, T7 and T7x temper state.
US Pat. No. 10,390,511

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH567286

MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH567286, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV756266 with a second plant of variety CV052865, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV756266 and CV052865 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124511 and PTA-123058, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,390,514

GARDEN BEAN VARIETY ‘PV-857’

POP VRIEND RESEARCH B.V.,...

1. A seed of garden bean variety designated ‘PV-857’, wherein a representative sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under NCIMB Accession Number 42983.
US Pat. No. 10,392,315

PROPENE PRODUCTION METHOD

Braskem S.A., Camacari-B...

1. A process for producing propene from a mixture of alcohols obtained from at least one renewable source of carbon, comprising the following steps:a) Fermentation of at least one renewable source of carbon using a microorganism of the genus Clostridium for the production of a mixture of alcohols comprising ethanol, isopropanol and 1-butanol;
b) Separation of the alcohols from a fermentative wort to generate an aqueous solution containing ethanol, isopropanol and 1-butanol;
c) Dehydration of the alcohols to produce a mixture of olefins comprising ethene, propene and linear butenes, wherein the linear butenes comprise a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butenes (cis and trans isomers), water and by-products, comprising oxygenated compounds;
d) Removal of the water and by-products to generate a mixture of olefins comprising ethene, propene and linear butenes; and
e) Passing the mixture of olefins through an isomerization bed so that 1-butene is isomerized to 2-butenes and, subsequently, passing the mixture of olefins comprising ethene, propene and 2-butene through a metathesis bed, for a reaction between ethene and 2-butenes, to generate additional propene, wherein a molar ratio of ethene:linear butenes is corrected to be between 1:1 and 1.3:1; by means of one of the alternatives selected from the group consisting of:
(i) Addition of a stream containing ethanol to the process in step (c);
(ii) Addition of a stream containing ethene to the process in step (e); and
(iii) Addition of a stream containing ethanol to the process in step (c) and a stream containing ethene in step (e); wherein the process exhibits a yield in carbon moles higher than 90% propene with respect to the alcohols produced in step (a), wherein the microorganism is selected from the group consisting of Clostridium beijerinckii, Clostridium acetobutylicum, Clostridium butylicum, Clostridium aurantibutyricum, Clostridium tyrobutyricum and Clostridium saccarobutylicum; and wherein the propene produced exhibits 75 to 100% by mole of carbon of renewable origin.
US Pat. No. 10,392,573

METHOD OF CONTROLLING GAS HYDRATES IN FLUID SYSTEMS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of inhibiting hydrates in a fluid comprising water, gas and optionally liquid hydrocarbon comprising treating the fluid with an effective hydrate-inhibiting amount of an inhibitor composition comprising a polymer prepared by polymerizing one or more N-alkyl (alkyl)acrylamide monomers in a solvent comprising one or more glycol ether solvents of formula CH3—(CH2)m—(O—CH2—CH2)n—OH where m is an integer of 0-1, and n is an integer from 1 to 4, wherein the solvent modifies at least one end group of the polymer and wherein said polymer has a distribution of molecular weights with about 60-100 percent in the range of 1,000 to 20,000 Dalton and about 0-25 percent in the range from 20,000 to 6,000,000 Dalton, has the property of maintaining a hold time of four hours or greater in a high pressure rocking cell test using test conditions of 1600 psi, an initial temperature of 25° C., a final temperature of 6° C., and a temperature ramp down time of less than two hours and a test fluid containing 25% oil, 72% water, 2.5% gas, and 0.5% sodium chloride, and achieves a solubility in aqueous solution of less than 200 nephelometric turbidity units (NTU).
US Pat. No. 10,392,318

MODIFIED COMPOSITE MOLECULAR SIEVE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND PARAFFIN ISOMERIZATION CATALYST

FUSHUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE...

1. A modified composite molecular sieve, comprising:SiO2 and a composite molecular sieve that comprises molecular sieve MCM-22 and a crystalline molecular sieve selected from at least one of ZSM-22, ZSM-23 and ZSM-48, wherein, the molecular sieve MCM-22 covers around the crystalline molecular sieve, and the SiO2 is loaded on the composite molecular sieve.
US Pat. No. 10,391,038

TOOTH SEALANT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A dental sealant composition comprising a basic amino acid in free or salt form (BAA) and fluoride ion source, wherein said fluoride ion source is present at a concentration of at least 12%, by weight, of the composition and is selected from stannous fluoride, sodium monofluorophosphate, sodium fluorosilicate, ammonium fluorosilicate, amine fluoride, aluminum fluoride, sodium hydrogen fluoride, sodium fluoride, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, and potassium fluoride, wherein the composition is adapted for incorporation into a dental material and said dental material is selected from the group consisting of a dental amalgam, a fissure sealant resin, a composite bonding material, an orthodontic appliance, a dental prosthetic, a resin varnish, and an oral surgery implant, andwherein the composition has a daily dissolution rate of from about 0.1 to about 0.5%.
US Pat. No. 10,394,117

PELLICLE FILM INCLUDING GRAPHITE-CONTAINING THIN FILM FOR EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LITHOGRAPHY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a pellicle film, the method comprising:placing a nickel foil in a heating container;
heat-treating the nickel foil during a first time period at a first temperature;
heat-treating the nickel foil during a second time period at a second temperature;
cooling the nickel foil at a third temperature;
separate from the nickel foil a graphite film grown on a surface of the nickel foil, by etching the nickel foil using a first solution;
removing impurities from the graphite film using a second solution and/or water; and
placing the graphite film on a frame to form the pellicle film.
US Pat. No. 10,392,328

LOW-CARBON ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY FOAMER COMPOSITION

Zhejiang Quhua Fluor-Chem...


US Pat. No. 10,392,331

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING DIISOPROPYL ETHER FROM HIGH PURITY PROPYLENE

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for producing diisopropyl ether comprising:(a) reacting water and the propylene of a feedstock containing at least 99.9 mass-% propylene to produce isopropyl alcohol and reacting the isopropyl alcohol with propylene to produce diisopropyl ether in a single reactor and in the presence of an acidic ion exchange resin catalyst and a C4 diluent at a temperature of from about 105° C. to about 133° C. to generate a reactor effluent comprising water, isopropyl alcohol, diisopropyl ether, propylene, C4 and acid;
(b) treating the mixture in an acid removal zone to generate an acid-depleted mixture;
(c) recycling a portion of the acid-depleted mixture to the reactor, and passing a second portion of the acid-depleted mixture to a light ends fractionation column;
(d) separating, in the light ends fractionation column, an overhead stream comprising propane and propylene, a side cut stream comprising C4, and a bottoms stream comprising water, isopropyl alcohol, and diisopropyl ether;
(e) purging a portion of the overhead stream and passing the remainder of the overhead stream to the reactor;
(f) passing the sidecut stream comprising C4 to the reactor; and
(g) passing the bottoms stream to a recovery zone to separate and collect the diisopropylether.
US Pat. No. 10,391,050

DERMATOLOGICAL, COSMETIC OR COSMECEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS INTENDED FOR SKIN TREATMENT

1. A dermatological, cosmetic, or cosmeceutical composition designed for skin care, the composition being in a form selected from a group consisting of hydrogel, o/w gel cream, w/o gel cream, o/w cream, w/o cream, w/s cream, and o/w/o cream, said composition comprising a gastropod spawn extract isolated from lysed spawn of the Helicidae family and which comprises organic and inorganic molecules, wherein:(i) the organic molecules comprise polysaccharides, proteins, peptides and amino acids;
(ii) the inorganic molecules comprise cations and anions derived from phosphorus, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium;
(iii) the gastropod spawn extract is in a concentration that activates and mobilizes skin stem cells and prevents the loss thereof that takes place as a consequence of chronological and premature aging;
(iv) the gastropod spawn extract has the characteristic electrophoretic fingerprint as shown in FIG. 1;
(v) the gastropod spawn extract has superoxide dismutase activity; and
(vi) the gastropod spawn extract is obtained by a process comprising:
(a) manually collecting the gastropod spawn and eliminating soil content by sieving;
(b) washing the gastropod spawn with distilled water, immersing the gastropod spawn in a saline solution and refrigerating the gastropod spawn at a temperature of between 2° C. and 8° C.;
(c) washing the gastropod spawn with purified water to remove the saline solution;
(d) suspending gastropod spawn at a concentration of between 40% and 70% by weight in purified water, a saline solution, or a component or combination of components of the dermatological, cosmetic, or cosmeceutical composition;
(e) homogenizing the suspended gastropod spawn with a grinder, a colloidal mill, or an in-line homogenizer to produce a gastropod spawn extract; and
(f) filtering the gastropod spawn extract through a 1-mm mesh to obtain a gastropod spawn extract.
US Pat. No. 10,392,333

METHOD OF PRODUCING FORMALDEHYDE FROM METHANOL

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A method for producing formaldehyde from methanol, the method comprising:packing a catalyst comprising platinum, bismuth and a support material into a reactor;
introducing a reactant mixture containing methanol into the reactor such that the reactant mixture containing methanol is in close contact with the catalyst; and
heating the reactant mixture containing methanol to a temperature for a period of time.
US Pat. No. 10,392,590

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTILLING ALCOHOL IN AN ALCOHOL PRODUCTION PROCESS

Fluid Quip Process Techno...

1. A method for distilling alcohol in an alcohol production process, the method comprising:fermenting a mixture of water and milled grain to produce alcohol-laden beer;
distilling the alcohol-laden beer in a beer column maintained at a subatmospheric pressure to produce a vapor, primarily including alcohol, and whole stillage, which includes stillage;
evaporating water from all or a portion of the stillage via one or more evaporators;
generating steam from a fluid via one or more steam generators, which do not receive the stillage; and
using at least a portion of the generated steam from the one or more steam generators to supply sufficient heat to the beer column for distilling the alcohol-laden beer to produce alcohol.
US Pat. No. 10,391,053

METHODS OF INTRAVENOUS ADMINISTRATION OF GLYBURIDE

Biogen Chesapeake LLC, C...

1. A method for achieving a less than 10% reduction of the concentration of glyburide solutions placed in a container, tube, and/or filter of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), comprising contacting said PVC container, tube, and/or filter with a glyburide flushing solution, wherein said glyburide flushing solution has a glyburide concentration of at least 2 ?g/mL of glyburide, flushing said glyburide flushing solution out of said PVC container, tube, and/or filter, and, after said flushing, refilling said PVC container, tube, and/or filter with a therapeutic glyburide solution, thereby reducing adsorption of the therapeutic glyburide solution to said PVC container, tube, and/or filter such that a less than 10% reduction in concentration of the therapeutic glyburide solution is achieved in said PVC container, tube, and/or filter.
US Pat. No. 10,391,054

PHARMACEUTICAL TABLET FOR USE IN ADMINISTERING NICOTINE

1. A tablet for use in administering nicotine, comprising:a chewable polymer system;
nicotine;
the nicotine being used as a non-smoking agent;
a flavor; and
a sweetener;
wherein the polymer system comprises vinyl polymers in an amount of at least 70% by weight of the polymer system; and
wherein the vinyl polymers are a combination of polyvinyl acetate polymer (PVAc) and vinyl laurate/vinyl acetate copolymer (VL/VA).
US Pat. No. 10,390,548

METHOD FOR EXTRACTING PEA PROTEINS

Cosucra Groupe Warcoing S...

1. A method for extracting pea proteins, comprising the steps of:(a) subjecting an aqueous composition comprising peas to fermentation;
(b) milling said peas;
(c) fractionating said milled peas so as to obtain at least one protein comprising fraction; and;
(d) isolating pea proteins from said at least one protein comprising fraction.
US Pat. No. 10,391,060

PARTICULATE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

RUBICON RESEARCH PRIVATE ...

1. A particulate delivery system comprising plurality of particles comprising fenugreek gum and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, wherein the fenugreek gum comprises not less than about 15% by weight of galactomannan.
US Pat. No. 10,391,064

MICROBIOTA RESTORATION THERAPY (MRT) COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

REBIOTIX, INC., Rosevill...

1. A microbiota restoration therapy composition for oral delivery, comprising:a processed human fecal preparation encapsulated in one or more capsules;
wherein the processed human fecal preparation is manufactured by:
collecting a fresh human fecal sample;
adding a diluent to the fresh human fecal sample to form a diluted sample;
wherein the diluent includes 30-90 g/L polyethylene glycol in saline;
mixing the diluted sample with a mixing apparatus;
filtering the mixture;
transferring a filtrate from the filtering step to a centrifuge tube;
centrifuging the filtrate to arrive at the purified intermediate;
lyophilizing the purified intermediate to form a plurality of lyophilized pellets; and
encapsulating the plurality of lyophilized pellets in the one or more capsules.
US Pat. No. 10,391,072

HIGH CONTENT SODIUM IBUPROFEN GRANULES, THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE IN PREPARING NON-EFFERVESCENT SOLID DOSAGE FORMS

SI GROUP, INC., Schenect...

1. A process of preparing highly dispersible free-flowing granules of sodium ibuprofen dihydrate, comprising:bringing together in a high shear granulator components comprised of (i) at least 80 parts by weight on a dry basis of sodium ibuprofen dihydrate, (ii) 1 to 4 parts by weight on a dry basis of sodium carbonate, (iii) 1 to 15 parts by weight on a dry basis of non-crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone, and (iv) 8 to 12 parts by weight of water based on the total weight of (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) to form a wet mixture;
granulating said wet mixture in said high shear granulator to form wet granules;
drying wet granules to form dried granules having a moisture content in the range of about 11 to 15 wt % as determinable by measurement of weight loss at 110° C.; and
removing by sieving dried granules having a particle size greater than 16 mesh,wherein the prepared highly dispersible free-flowing granules do not form punch coating when being subjected to a tablet-forming process.
US Pat. No. 10,392,611

POLYMER CONJUGATES HAVING REDUCED ANTIGENICITY AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A molecule-polymer conjugate having reduced or eliminated antigenicity compared to a control, the molecule-polymer conjugate comprising:a branched polymer comprising poly[oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate] (POEGMA); and
a molecule conjugated to the backbone of the branched polymer, wherein the molecule comprises a uricase,
wherein the POEGMA comprises:
a backbone comprising poly(methyl methacrylate); and
a plurality of side chains covalently attached to the backbone, where each side chain comprises 2 to 9 monomers of ethylene glycol (EG) repeated in tandem;
and wherein the molecule-POEGMA conjugate is not reactive with pre-existing anti-PEG antibodies in a subject.
US Pat. No. 10,392,613

PURIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS USING COPPER-TITANIUM OXIDES

ABBOTT MOLECULAR INC., D...

1. A method of capturing RNA and/or DNA from a biological sample, comprising:a) contacting said sample with a particle or solid surface comprising or coated with a metal oxide such that DNA and/or RNA in said sample binds said particle wherein said metal oxide is CuTi;
b) washing said particle or solid surface to remove contaminants; and
c) eluting RNA and/or DNA from said particle or solid surface.
US Pat. No. 10,392,617

MIR-122* AS AN ACTIVE MICRO-RNA, COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE SAME AND USES THEREOF

HADASIT MEDICAL RESEARCH ...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering a miR-122* polynucleotide molecule, comprising at least one modified nucleotide, thereby treating cancer in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,392,618

MICRO-RNA FAMILY THAT MODULATES EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX GENES AND USES THEREOF

THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE...

1. A method of decreasing expression of one or more extracellular matrix genes in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a polynucleotide comprising a pri-miR-29a, a pri-miR-29b, a pre-miR-29a, a pre-miR-29b, a mature sequence of miR-29a, or a mature sequence of miR-29b, wherein the expression of one or more extracellular matrix genes in the subject is reduced following administration of the polynucleotide, and wherein the subject does not suffer from cardiac fibrosis.
US Pat. No. 10,392,623

L-ARABINOSE ASSIMILATION PATHWAY AND USES THEREOF

DEINOVE, Grabels (FR)

1. A recombinant host cell comprising a heterologous nucleic acid construct, expression cassette or vector comprising:a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 95% identity to SEQ ID NO: 5 and exhibiting L-ribulose-5-phosphate 4 epimerase activity, or a functional fragment thereof, and/or
a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 95% identity to SEQ ID NO: 1 and exhibiting L-arabinose isomerase activity, or a functional fragment thereof, and/or
a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 95% identity to SEQ ID NO: 3 and exhibiting L-ribulokinase activity, or a functional fragment thereof,
wherein the functional fragment is at least 100 contiguous amino acids of said polypeptide, and retains the enzymatic activity of the entire polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,392,625

HOST CELLS AND METHODS OF USE

GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Wil...

1. A genetically modified Pichia pastoris strain of wild type X-33 or SMD1163, wherein a nucleic acid sequence encoding a YMP1 secreted serine protease having the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3 is deleted, mutated or disrupted within wild type X-33 or SMD1163 to produce a reduced amount of activity or no activity of the YMP1 secreted serine protease compared with the wild type strain, and wherein the modified Pichia pastoris strain has reduced proteolysis and/or glycosylation.
US Pat. No. 10,392,628

BRASSICA NAPUS ACC OX PROMOTER IDENTIFIED BY MICROARRAY ANALYSIS

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A gene expression cassette comprising a promoter operably linked to a heterologous coding sequence, wherein the promoter comprises a polynucleotide that shares a sequence identity of at least 98% to SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,392,637

MICROBIAL PRODUCTION OF ALKANOLAMIDES AND AMIDOAMINES AND USES THEREOF

REG Life Sciences, LLC, ...

1. A recombinant microorganism comprising an exogenous nucleic acid sequence encoding an N-(4-amino-2-hydroxylbutyl) tetradecanamide synthase (AhtS) having at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3, wherein the AhtS catalyzes the conversion of a primary amine and an acyl thioester to a fatty amide, and wherein the microorganism further expresses an exogenous thioesterase (EC 3.1.2.14 or EC 3.1.1.5) and is cultured in the presence of a carbon source.
US Pat. No. 10,391,100

COMBINATION OF AURORA KINASE INHIBITORS AND ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODIES

Millennium Pharmaceutical...

1. A method of treating a human patient suffering from a hematological malignancy, comprising administering to the human patient an Aurora kinase inhibitor, wherein the Aurora kinase inhibitor is 4-{[9-chloro-7-(2-fluoro-6-methoxyphenyl)-5H-pyrimido[5,4-d][2]benzazepin-2-yl]amino}-2-methoxybenzoic acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, simultaneously with or consecutively with an anti-CD20 antibody, wherein the anti-CD20 antibody is rituximab,wherein the Aurora kinase inhibitor is administered to the human patient at a dose that is equivalent to an average daily dose (QD) in a mouse of about 3 mg/kg, and the anti-CD20 antibody is administered to the human patient at a dose that is equivalent to an average weekly dose (QW) in a mouse of about 10 mg/kg.
US Pat. No. 10,391,102

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ANESTHESIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS

Melt Pharmaceuticals, Inc...

1. A method for inducing conscious sedation, procedural sedation, analgesia, pre-sedation or a non-general anesthesia in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering to the patient a pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) a therapeutically effective quantity of a first pharmaceutically active compound selected from the group consisting of midazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, flunitrazepam, alprazolam, chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam and clorazepate, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates or N-oxides thereof;
(b) a therapeutically effective quantity of a second pharmaceutically active compound selected from the group consisting of ketamine, dextrorphan, etomidate, methadone, memantine, amantadine, dextromethorphan, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, hydrates, solvates or N-oxides thereof;
(c) a pharmaceutically suitable binder therefor; and
(d) optionally, a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient,
wherein the pharmaceutical composition is administered by a method selected from the group consisting of rectal administration, oral spray administration, transdermal administration, and transmucosal administration, to induce conscious sedation, procedural sedation, analgesia, pre-sedation or non-general anesthesia thereby.
US Pat. No. 10,396,226

MASTERBATCH FOR SOLAR BATTERY SEALING SHEET AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SOLAR BATTERY SEALING SHEET

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A process for producing a solar battery sealing sheet, comprising melt-kneading a mixture of a masterbatch and at least one ethylene resin selected from the group consisting of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, an ethylene homopolymer and an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer to obtain a melt-kneaded mixture, followed by molding the melt-kneaded mixture into a sheet, wherein the content of the masterbatch is 0.05 to 40 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the at least one ethylene resin,wherein the masterbatch comprises:
at least one ethylene resin selected from the group consisting of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer, an ethylene homopolymer and an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer and
at least one compound selected from the group consisting of silicon dioxide and zeolite,
wherein a degree of aggregation of silicon is 0 or more and 0.350 or less and
the ignition loss of the compound is more than 1.7% to 15% or less; and
the content of the at least one compound selected from the group consisting of silicon dioxide and zeolite in the masterbatch is larger than that in the solar battery sealing sheet.
US Pat. No. 10,396,228

QUANTUM DOT AND LUMINESCENT MATERIAL MADE THEREFROM

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A quantum dot, comprising:a nanocrystalline core comprising a first semiconductor material; and
one or more nanocrystalline shells comprising a second, different, semiconductor material at least partially surrounding the nanocrystalline core, wherein an absorption spectrum and an emission spectrum of the quantum dot are essentially non-overlapping.
US Pat. No. 10,391,116

POLYVALENT RNA-NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A nanoparticle composition comprising:at least two ribonucleic acid (RNA) polynucleotides functionalized to the nanoparticle, wherein at least two RNA polynucleotides have a different sequence and form a duplex under conditions appropriate to form the duplex, wherein the duplex is located distal and not proximal to the nanoparticle, and the distance of the duplex from the nanoparticle is equivalent to at least 10 nucleotides; and
wherein each RNA polynucleotide comprises an additional polynucleotide having a sequence that forms the duplex with the RNA polynucleotide under conditions appropriate to form the duplex, the duplex providing a polypeptide interaction site;
each additional polynucleotide having at least one domain sufficiently complementary to a sequence in a target polynucleotide to permit hybridization, and hybridization of each additional polynucleotide to the sequence in the target polynucleotide creates a substrate site recognized by a polypeptide; and
wherein the nanoparticle composition binds to different target polynucleotides that encode different gene products.
US Pat. No. 10,392,655

METHODS OF REDUCING DENSITY-DEPENDENT GC BIAS IN AMPLIFICATION

ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LIMITE...

1. A method for reducing density-dependent GC bias and/or nucleic acid damage in bridge amplification of a double-stranded DNA template on a surface comprising:(a) denaturing the double-stranded DNA template with a first solution comprising formamide and at least one type of dNTP to produce single-stranded DNA template strands;
(b) annealing the single-stranded DNA template strands to oligonucleotide primers bound to the surface; and
(c) extending the oligonucleotide primers by replacing the first solution with a solution comprising a polymerase and a mixture of different dNTPs, whereby the oligonucleotide primers bound to the surface are fully extended; and
(d) repeating steps (a)-(c) at least once;
wherein density-dependent GC bias and/or nucleic acid damage in the amplification of the double-stranded DNA template is reduced.
US Pat. No. 10,392,656

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION OF HEPATITIS A VIRUS NUCLEIC ACID

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A combination of at least two oligomers for amplifying a HAV target region comprising:for a second HAV target region,
a first amplification oligomer selected from (i) a promoter primer oligomer that includes a HAV target-specific portion of 21 to 27 contiguous nt contained in the sequence of SEQ ID NO:60, or (ii) a promoter primer oligomer in a size range of 48 to 54 at that includes a HAV target-specific portion of any one SEQ ID NOS:29 to 32; and
a second amplification oligomer of contiguous nt contained in the sequence of SEQ ID NO:86 that includes at least the sequence of SEQ ID NO:156.
US Pat. No. 10,391,121

MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE COMPOSITION FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE

BioPharmX, Inc., San Jos...

1. A topical composition, comprising:a magnesium salt dissolved in an anhydrous solvent comprised of a monohydric aliphatic alcohol and a polyol, wherein the composition does not comprise an active pharmaceutical ingredient other than the magnesium salt, wherein the monohydric aliphatic alcohol and polyol comprise 50-99.9% of the weight of the composition, and wherein the monohydric aliphatic alcohol and the polyol are in a ratio of from about 1:1 to 99:1.
US Pat. No. 10,391,126

CAR+ T CELLS GENETICALLY MODIFIED TO ELIMINATE EXPRESSION OF T-CELL RECEPTOR AND/OR HLA

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. An engineered T cell population wherein cells of the population comprisea zinc finger nuclease that binds an endogenous HLA-A coding sequence,
a zinc finger nuclease that binds an endogenous T cell receptor (TCR) ? chain coding sequence, and
a nucleic acid sequence encoding a recombinant chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) comprising an intracellular signaling domain, a transmembrane domain and an extracellular domain comprising an antigen binding region, and
wherein the zinc finger nucleases induce simultaneous deletion in said HLA-A coding sequence and in said TCR ? coding sequence such that said cells of the population do not express the endogenous T cell receptor ? chain and do not express the endogenous HLA-A coding sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,392,667

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PREDICTING TREATMENT EFFICACY OF FULVESTRANT IN CANCER PATIENTS

1. A method of predicting the responsiveness of breast cancer in a patient to treatment with fulvestrant comprising:a) contacting a tumor sample from the patient comprising one or more nucleic acid molecules with a device comprising:
i) single-stranded nucleic acid molecules capable of specifically hybridizing with nucleotides of a GATA3 biomarker; and
ii) single-stranded nucleic acid molecules capable of specifically hybridizing with nucleotides of an ANXA1 biomarker; and
b) quantifying a level of expression of the GATA3 biomarker and the ANXA1 biomarker by performing microarray analysis, quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), or qRT-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP),
c) predicting the cancer in the patient to be responsive to the treatment with fulvestrant if the level of expression of the GATA3 and ANXA1 biomarkers in the tumor sample is equal to or above a cutoff difference level of expression of the GATA3 and ANXA1 biomarkers in a cell or tissue known to be sensitive to the treatment with fulvestrant and predicting the cancer in the patient to be non-responsive to the treatment with fulvestrant if the level of expression of the GATA3 and ANXA1 biomarkers in the tumor sample is below the cutoff difference level of expression of the GATA3 and ANXA1 biomarkers in a cell or tissue known to be resistant to the treatment with fulvestrant, wherein the cutoff difference level is obtained by subtracting the level of the ANXA1 biomarker from the level of the GATA3 biomarker, and
(d) administering an effective amount of fulvestrant to said patient, wherein the patient has been determined to be responsive to fulvestrant.
US Pat. No. 10,392,669

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINATION OF AN EFFECTIVE THERAPEUTIC REGIMEN AND DRUG DISCOVERY

DNA-SEQ, Inc., La Jolla,...

1. A method for predicting the specificity profile of a therapeutic agent comprising:a) obtaining the crystal structure of the therapeutic agent;
b) identifying intermediate states of targets of the therapeutic agent; and
c) predicting the specificity profile of the therapeutic agent using the intermediate state of the target and a pattern matching algorithm with a crystal structure library,thereby predicting the specificity profile of a therapeutic agent.
US Pat. No. 10,392,672

YEAST STRAIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING NATURAL CINNAMIC ACID USING THE YEAST STRAIN FOR FERMENTATION

XIAMEN OAMIC BIOTECHNOLOG...

1. A method for producing natural cinnamic acid using the strain Rhodotorula sp. OMK-1 having preservation number CCTCC M 2015326, wherein the method comprises the steps of:1) strain activation;
2) seed culture; and
3) fermentation to produce natural cinnamic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,392,673

METHOD OF PRODUCING (-)-ROTUNDONE

T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD., T...

1. A method of producing (?)-rotundone from ?-guaiene, the method comprising the following steps (1) and/or (2):(1) allowing a cytochrome P450 protein to act on ?-guaiene, which cytochrome P450 (CYP) protein belongs to a CYP152 family and converts ?-guaiene to rotundone,
wherein the cytochrome P450 protein is SEQ ID NO:1, or a protein sequence having a sequence identity of at least 90% to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1;
(2) allowing a cytochrome P450 protein to act on ?-guaiene in the presence of an electron transfer protein capable of transferring electrons to the cytochrome P450 protein, which cytochrome P450 (CYP) protein belongs to a CYP152, CYP106, or CYP107 family and converts ?-guaiene to rotundone,
wherein the cytochrome P450 protein is selected from the protein sequences of SEQ ID NOs:1 to 4, or a protein sequence having a sequence identity of at least 90% to an amino acid sequence of any of SEQ ID NOs:1 to 4.
US Pat. No. 10,391,139

BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCTION WITH DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

Biotics Research Corporat...

1. A dietary supplement composition for treating high blood pressure in a human in need thereof, said dietary supplement composition being formulated for oral ingestion and consisting essentially of therapeutically effective amounts of vitamin C, biotin, grapeseed extract, vitamin D3, Vitamin B6, taurine, and magnesium ascorbate.
US Pat. No. 10,392,423

PEPTIDE-BASED INHIBITORS OF MLL/SET1 FAMILY CORE COMPLEXES

The Research Foundation f...

1. A peptide that inhibits the formation of or disrupts MLL1 and SET1 complexes, wherein the peptide is 6-50 amino acid long and comprises the following sequence: ARX1X2X3X4 (SEQ ID NO:1), wherein X1 is A, S, L, V, W, Y, or T; X2 is E or Q; X3 is V, P, or G; and X4 is Y, K, or R, and wherein the N-terminus of the peptide is acetylated or the C-terminus is amidated.
US Pat. No. 10,392,682

STEEL SHEET FOR THREE-PIECE CAN AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

JFE Steel Corporation, T...

1. A steel sheet for a three-piece can, the steel sheet having a chemical composition consisting of, by mass %, C: 0.0005% or more and 0.0035% or less, Si: 0.050% or less, Mn: 0.63% or more and 1.00% or less, P: 0.030% or less, S: 0.020% or less, Al: 0.010% or more and 0.100% or less, N: 0.0030% or less, B: 0.0005% or more, and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein:the relationship B/N?0.50 is satisfied (where B/N represents (B(mass %)/10.81)/(N(mass %)/14.01));
a Young's modulus in a direction at an angle of 90° to a rolling direction is 220 GPa or more;
a Lankford value in the direction at the angle of 90° to the rolling direction is less than 1.00; and
an average ferrite grain size in the steel sheet is 10.0 ?m or less.
US Pat. No. 10,392,683

RAIL VEHICLE AXLE

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A rail vehicle axle comprising:a chemical composition consisting of, in mass %,
C: 0.20 to 0.35%,
Si: 0.20 to 0.65%,
Mn: 0.40 to 1.20%,
P: 0.020% or less,
S: 0.020% or less,
Cu: 0.01 to 0.30%,
Ni: 0 to 0.30%,
Cr: 0 to 0.30%,
Mo: 0.005 to 0.08%,
Al: 0 to 0.100%,
N: 0.0200% or less,
V: 0 to 0.060%, and
Ti: 0 to 0.020%, with the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfying Formulae (1) and (2):
0.58?C+Si/8+Mn/5+Cu/10+Cr/4+V?0.67  (1)
Si+0.9Cr?0.60  (2)
where each element symbol in Formulae (1) and (2) is substituted by the content (mass %) of a corresponding element,
wherein the tensile strength is 590 to 650 MPa.
US Pat. No. 10,391,145

COMBINED USE OF A VECTOR ENCODING A MODIFIED RECEPTOR AND ITS EXOGENOUS AGONIST IN THE TREATMENT OF SEIZURES

UCL BUSINESS PLC, London...

1. A method of treating a seizure disorder, which is focal epilepsy, in a patient suffering from said disorder,wherein either
(a) said patient has previously been administered a vector encoding a modified receptor,
wherein the modified receptor is a human muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M4, which is a Gi protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), coupled via a Gi-protein to a G protein-coupled inwardly rectifying potassium channel (GIRK), and
wherein the modified receptor is characterised by (i) a decreased responsiveness to its endogenous activating ligand and/or (ii) a retained or enhanced responsiveness to an exogenous agonist, or
(b) administering to the patient said vector,
wherein the modified receptor is encoded by a nucleic acid operably linked to a neuronal cell type-specific promoter such that said modified receptor is expressed in excitatory neurons of a seizure focus in brain of the patient;
which method comprises subsequently administering to said patient an exogenous agonist selected from clozapine, clozapine-N-oxide and perlapine,whereby the presence of said agonist in the brain of the patient activates said modified receptor,whereby activation of said modified receptor reversibly inhibits the excitability of, and neurotransmission by, the excitatory neurons in the seizure focus.
US Pat. No. 10,392,684

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF AN ANODISED, TURNED MECHANICAL PART MADE FROM 6XXX ALLOY AND HAVING LOW ROUGHNESS AFTER ANODISATION

CONSTELLIUM EXTRUSION DEC...

1. Method for producing a mechanical part comprisinga. an aluminum alloy billet is cast having a composition in wt % of Si 0.4-3.0; Mg 0.6-2.0; Cu 0.20-1.0; Fe 0.15-1.8; Mn?0.5; Ni?1; Ti<0.15; Cr?0.35; Bi?0.8; Pb?0.4; Zr<0.04, other elements <0.05 each and <0.15 total, balance aluminum,
b. said billet is homogenized,
c. said billet is extruded to obtain an extruded product,
d. quenching is done while at extrusion heat,
e. artificial aging is performed,
f. the extruded product thus obtained is machined to make a turned mechanical part,
g. the resulting mechanical part is anodized, said anodization being performed at a temperature of between 15 and 40° C. with a solution consisting of 100 to 250 g/l sulfuric acid and 10 to 30 g/l oxalic acid, and 5 to 30 g/l of at least one polyhydric alcohol, and with a current density of between 1 and 5 A/dm2,
wherein the at least one polyhydric alcohol is selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and glycerol.
US Pat. No. 10,395,757

PARENTAL GENOME ASSEMBLY METHOD

BGI TECH SOLUTIONS CO., L...

1. A method of obtaining genomes of parents, wherein the parents consist of parent A and parent B, and the method comprises steps:a) providing reads and scaffolds, comprising:
a1) subjecting the parents to a whole genome sequencing respectively, to provide the reads deriving from the parents, wherein the reads of the parent A constitute a database A0, the reads of the parent B constitute a database B0;
a2) connecting the reads in the database A0 into scaffolds of the parent A; and connecting the reads in the database B0 into scaffolds of the parent B, wherein the scaffolds of the parent A constitute a database A1, the scaffolds of the parent B constitute a database B1;
a3) providing inbred lines progeny population of the parents, wherein the inbred lines progeny population comprises at least one of inbred lines progeny individuals; and
a4) subjecting every inbred lines progeny individual to the whole genome sequencing respectively, to provide paired reads of every inbred lines progeny individual, wherein the paired reads constitute a database C, namely, reads of the inbred lines progeny population;
b) identifying a segregation site of the parents, comprising:
b1) when other genomes of a species to which the parents belong are known,
selecting a known genome as a reference sequence;
aligning the reads in the database A0 and the database B0 to the reference sequence respectively, to obtain consensus genotype sequences of the parent A and the parent B respectively;
comparing the consensus genotype sequences of the parent A and the parent B, to identify a different site presenting between the parents, namely, the segregation site;
determining a genotype of the parent A and parent B at the segregation site respectively; and
recording a position of the segregation site in the reference sequence; or
b2) when other genomes of a species to which the parents belong are unknown,
selecting and assembling the reads deriving from one of the parents into an initial genome sequence as a reference sequence;
aligning the reads deriving from the other one of the parents to the reference sequence, to obtain a consensus genotype sequence of the parents respectively;
comparing the consensus genotype sequences of the parent A and the parent B, to identify a different site presenting between the parents, namely, the segregation site;
determining a genotype of the parent A and the parent B at the segregation site respectively;
recording a position of the segregation site in the reference sequence;
c) obtaining genome drafts of the parents, comprising:
c1) selecting a sequence located 10 bp to 90 bp before and/or 10 bp to 90 bp after the segregation site in the consensus genotype sequences of the parent A and the parent B as a marker sequence of the parent A and the parent B respectively, and
recording a position of the marker sequence in the reference sequence in step b);
c2) locating the marker sequence of the parent A on the scaffolds in the database A1 and locating the marker sequence of the parent B on the scaffolds in the database B1 using a global alignment software, wherein the marker sequence should be uniquely and completely accurately aligned to the scaffolds located thereof; and
c3) based on the position of the marker sequence in the reference sequence, arranging the scaffolds comprising the marker sequence in the database A1 and the database B1 in order, wherein an unknown sequence between two neighboring scaffolds is represented as an N-region, to obtain the genome drafts of the parent A and the parent B;
d) classifying the reads in the database C, comprising:
d1) aligning the reads in the database C to the reference sequence in step b), to determine whether these reads comprise the segregation site recorded in the reference sequence, and to determine a genotype thereof at the segregation site;
d2) based on the respective genotype of the parent A and the parent B at the segregation site in step d1), classifying the reads in the database C into 3 categories:
i) reads of which the genotype at the segregation site is consistent with the genotype of the parent A, derives from the parent A, and constitute a database A2;
ii) reads of which the genotype at the segregation site is consistent with the genotype of the parent B, derives from the parent B, and constitute a database B2;
iii) undistinguishable reads; and
d3) connecting the reads in the database A2 into new scaffolds of the parent A, to constitute a database A3; connecting the reads in the database B2 into new scaffolds of the parent B, to constitute a database B3, and
e) obtaining the genome of the parent A and the parent B by following steps:
e1) improving the genome drafts of the parent A using the scaffolds in the database A3 and improving the genome drafts of the parent B using the scaffolds in the database B3, comprising:
e1-1) selecting a continuous sequence having a length of 50 bp to 150 bp within 200 bp to 400 bp of a non-N region sequence in the genome drafts of the parent A and the parent B as a signing sequence respectively, and recording a position of the signing sequence in the genome drafts;
e1-2) locating the signing sequence of the parent A on the scaffolds in the database A3, locating the signing sequence of the parent B on the scaffolds in the database B3, wherein the signing sequence should be uniquely and completely accurately aligned to the scaffolds located thereof; and
e1-3) based on the position of the signing sequence in the genome drafts,
locating the scaffolds comprising the signing sequence in the database A3 in the position of the signing sequence in the genome drafts of the parent A,
locating the scaffolds comprising the signing sequence in the database B3 in the position of the signing sequence in the genome drafts of the parent B, and
filing up the N region in the genome drafts using the scaffolds comprising the signing sequence; and/or
e2) improving the genome drafts of the parent A using a pairwise relationship between the reads in the database A2 and improving the genome drafts of the parent B using a pairwise relationship between the reads in the database B2, comprising:
e2-1) finding paired reads having the pairwise relationship in the database A2, wherein one of the paired reads is located in the non-N region in the genome draft of the parent A, while at least one part of the other one of the paired reads is located in the N region; then filling up the N region in the genome draft of the parent A using the other one of the paired reads; and
e2-2) finding paired reads having the pairwise relationship in the database B2, wherein one of the paired reads is located in the non-N region in the genome draft of the parent B, while at least one part of the other one of the paired reads is located in the N region; then filling up the N region in the genome draft of the parent B using the other one of the paired reads.
US Pat. No. 10,391,147

FUSION PROTEINS CONTAINING INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-1 AND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR AND VARIANTS THEREOF AND USES THEREOF

IGF Oncology, LLC, Pine ...

1. A fusion polypeptide consisting of (a) SEQ ID NO:1 or residues 2-18 of SEQ ID NO:1; fused directly to the N-terminus of (b) a protein.
US Pat. No. 10,391,149

METHODS TO ENHANCE NERVE REGENERATION UTILIZING NEURAL STEM CELLS AND IL12P40

NATIONAL HEALTH RESEARCH ...

1. A method for regenerating nerve, comprising administering a nerve conduit containing a nerve regeneration composition to a subject, wherein the nerve regeneration composition comprises a homodimer of interleukin-12 subunit p40 (IL12p40).
US Pat. No. 10,392,431

POLYNUCLEOTIDE ENCODING IL-35 RECEPTOR

1. An isolated polynucleotide or mixture of polynucleotides, comprising:(a) a first polynucleotide sequence encoding the extracellular domain of the polypeptide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3, wherein the first polynucleotide is operably linked to a first heterologous regulatory sequence; and
(b) a second polynucleotide sequence encoding the extracellular domain of the polypeptide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:6, wherein the second polynucleotide is operably linked to a second heterologous regulatory sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,391,150

TREATMENTS FOR MIGRAINE AND RELATED DISORDERS

The Universit of Chicago,...

1. A method for treating a patient subject to seizures comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of a composition comprising insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1), wherein treating excludes administering a cytokine to the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,395,761

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING, VISUALIZING AND CLASSIFYING MOLECULAR FUNCTIONAL PROFILES

BostonGene Corporation, ...

21. A method comprising:administering a first anti-cancer therapy to a subject,
wherein the first anti-cancer therapy was identified by identifying a molecular-functional (MF) profile cluster with which to associate an MF profile for the subject, the identifying comprising:
obtaining first RNA expression data for biological samples from a plurality of subjects;
determining a respective plurality of molecular-functional (MF) profiles for the plurality of subjects at least in part by, for each of the plurality of subjects,
determining, using the first RNA expression data, a respective gene group expression level for each group in a set of gene groups, the set of gene groups comprising gene groups associated with cancer malignancy and different gene groups associated with cancer microenvironment;
clustering the plurality of MF profiles to obtain MF profile clusters including:
a first MF profile cluster associated with inflamed and vascularized biological samples and/or inflamed and fibroblast-enriched biological samples,
a second MF profile cluster associated with inflamed and non-vascularized biological samples and/or inflamed and non-fibroblast-enriched biological samples,
a third MF profile cluster associated with non-inflamed and vascularized biological samples and/or non-inflamed and fibroblast-enriched biological samples, and
a fourth MF profile cluster associated with non-inflamed and non-vascularized biological samples and/or non-inflamed and non-fibroblast-enriched biological samples;
obtaining second RNA expression data for a biological sample from the subject, wherein the subject is not in the plurality of subjects;
determining a molecular-functional (MF) profile for the subject at least in part by determining, using the second RNA expression data, a gene group expression level for each group in the set of gene groups to obtain gene group expression levels for the subject; and
comparing the gene group expression levels for the subject to gene group expression levels associated with the MF profile clusters;
wherein the first anti-cancer therapy comprises a therapy selected from the group consisting of: antibody drug conjugates, hormonal therapy, viral therapy, genetic therapy, non-immune protein therapy, antiangiogenic agents, anti-cancer vaccines, soluble receptor therapy, and cell based therapies.
US Pat. No. 10,392,433

BROADLY NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY DIRECTED AGAINST HIV-1 GP140

The Rockefeller Universit...

1. An isolated anti-HIV antibody, or antigen binding portion thereof, comprising (i) a heavy chain region that comprises CDRH 1, CDRH 2, CDRH 3 and (ii) a light chain region that comprises CDRL 1, CDRL 2 and CDRL 3, wherein said CDRH 1, CDRH 2, CDRH 3, CDRL 1, CDRL 2, and CDRL 3 comprise the sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 39-44, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,392,690

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING A THIN FILM STAINLESS STEEL COATING

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

1. A method for synthesizing a thin film stainless steel coating, comprising:using electron-beam PVD coating to provide a thin film stainless steel coating on a target surface, the electron-beam PVD coating comprising conducting thermal evaporation of a source stainless steel material at a percentage of electron beam power ranging from about 3% to about 4% and a vacuum pressure of 6×10?6 Torr, wherein the source stainless steel material comprises a plurality of stainless steel balls, further wherein the source stainless steel material has a first grade and the thin film stainless steel coating has a second grade that is different from the first grade, wherein the second grade includes predetermined percentages of Fe, Ni, Mn, Mo, and Cr; and
the thin film stainless steel coating has a uniform thickness of from 1 nm to 150 nm distributed uniformly on the target surface.
US Pat. No. 10,392,434

TREATING REFRACTORY MIGRAINE

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inte...

1. A method of treating migraine in a subject, the method comprising:selecting a subject who has an inadequate response to two or more different classes of preventative migraine treatment selected from the group consisting of beta-blockers, anticonvulsants, tricyclics, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, onabotulinumtoxinA, and valproates; and
administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a humanized monoclonal anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist antibody comprising the amino acid sequence of the heavy chain variable region set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 and the amino acid sequence of the light chain variable region set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,393,203

ACRYLIC RUBBER COMPOSITION

NOK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An acrylic rubber composition comprising 20 to 80 parts by weight of a functional group-containing styrene acrylic-based resin containing a hydroxyl group or an epoxy group as the functional group, and 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of sulfur or a sulfur-containing vulcanization accelerator, based on 100 parts by weight of acrylic rubber.
US Pat. No. 10,391,154

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR AMELIORATING FIBROSIS, SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS AND SCLERODERMA

LEADIANT BIOSCIENCES LTD....

1. A method for arresting, treating, ameliorating or preventing scleroderma-associated vasculopathies and vascular changes, or preventing or decreasing progression of scleroderma in an individual in need thereof, comprising:(a) (i) providing or having provided an Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) enzyme or a composition comprising an Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) enzyme; and
(ii) administering or having administered an effective amount of the ADA enzyme or composition to the individual in need thereof; or
(b) administering an effective amount of an Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) enzyme or a composition comprising an Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) enzyme to the individual in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,392,436

ANTI-HUMAN IL-17 MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND USE THEREOF

BEIJING BETTERMAB BIOTECH...

1. A monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to human IL-17A, comprising a heavy chain variable region comprising HCDR1, HCDR2 and HCDR3 and a light chain variable region comprising LCDR1, LCDR2 and LCDR3;wherein HCDR1 has the sequence GX1X2X3X4X5Y, HCDR2 has the sequence NQDGX6E (SEQ ID NO: 35), and HCDR3 has the sequence DYYDX7ISDYYIHYWYFDL (SEQ ID NO: 36), wherein the sequence X1X2X3X4X5 is FTIDN (SEQ ID NO: 37), MSMSD (SEQ ID NO: 38) or ITMDD (SEQ ID NO: 39), X6 is N or D, X7 is V or L;
wherein LCDR1 has the sequence RASQNVHNRLT (SEQ ID NO: 40), LCDR2 has the sequence GASNLES (SEQ ID NO: 41), and LCDR3 has the sequence QQYNGSPTT (SEQ ID NO: 42); and
wherein HCDR1, HCDR2, HCDR3, LCDR1, LCDR2 and LCDR3 are defined according to Chothia.
US Pat. No. 10,391,156

UNIVERSITY DONOR CELLS AND RELATED METHODS

ViaCyte, Inc., San Diego...

1. A human in vitro pancreatic cell population comprising CHGA?, NKX6.1+, PDX1+ pancreatic progenitor cells, and CHGA+ pancreatic endocrine cells,wherein the function of at least one major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-Class I gene and at least one Natural killer (NK) cell activating ligand is disrupted or inhibited, resulting in reduced binding of the NK activating ligand to a NK activating receptor in the human in vitro pancreatic cell population.
US Pat. No. 10,391,157

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING IMPROVED LENTIVIRAL VECTOR PARTICLES

IMMUNE DESIGN CORP., Sea...

1. A method of generating a pseudotyped lentiviral vector particle comprising:(a) culturing in a culture medium comprising kifunensine a virus packaging cell comprising:
(1) a lentiviral vector genome comprising an exogenous polynucleotide of interest,
(2) a polynucleotide encoding a Sindbis E2 glycoprotein that preferentially binds dendritic cells expressing DC-SIGN, and
(3) a polynucleotide encoding a Vpx protein or a Vpr protein that retains SAMHD1-inhibiting activity; and
(b) isolating a pseudotyped lentiviral vector particle that preferentially binds dendritic cells expressing DC-SIGN.
US Pat. No. 10,391,164

VACCINES FOR HSV-2

IMMUNE DESIGN CORP., Sea...

1. A method of generating an immune response in a subject comprising administering to the subject an immunogenic pharmaceutical composition comprising:(i) (a) an immunogenic fragment of an HSV-2 UL19 polypeptide wherein the immunogenic fragment comprises the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 12, wherein the immunogenic fragment lacks at least 75% of amino acids 1-450 of SEQ ID NO: 4 and lacks at least 75% of amino acids of 1055-1374 of SEQ ID NO: 4, or an immunogenic variant thereof that retains at least 90% amino acid identity over the full length of the immunogenic fragment;
(b) UL25, wherein said UL25 comprises the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 5 or an immunogenic fragment thereof comprising at least 15 contiguous amino acids of SEQ ID NO: 5; and
(ii) a monoacid lipid A (MALA) adjuvant.
US Pat. No. 10,392,706

GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A galvanized steel sheet comprising a steel sheet and a galvanized coating layer formed on the steel sheet,wherein the coating layer includes an oxide layer in a surface layer, the oxide layer having an average thickness of 20 nm or more, and
the oxide layer comprises Zn, O, H, S, C, P, and unavoidable impurities, and contains 50 mg/m2 or more of Zn, 5 mg/m2 or more of S, 0.2 mg/m2 or more of C, and 0.2 mg/m2 or more of P.
US Pat. No. 10,392,707

STEEL FOR CARBURIZING, CARBURIZED STEEL COMPONENT, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A steel for a carburizing comprising as a chemical composition, by mass %,C: 0.07% to 0.13%,
Si: 0.0001% to 0.50%,
Mn: 0.0001% to 0.80%,
S: 0.0001% to 0.100%,
Cr: more than 1.30% to 5.00%,
B: 0.0005% to 0.0100%,
Al: 0.105% to 0.200%,
N: 0.0030% to 0.0100%,
Ti: limited to 0.020% or less,
P: limited to 0.050% or less,
O: limited to 0.0030% or less, and
a balance consisting of iron and unavoidable impurities, wherein:
amounts expressed in mass % of each element in the chemical composition satisfy simultaneously a following Equation 1 as a hardness parameter, a following Equation 2 as a hardenability parameter, and a following Equation 3 as an AlN precipitation parameter;
a shape is a bar or a wire rod in which a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction is round; and
when a distance from a periphery to a center of the cross section is defined as r in unit of mm, in a metallographic structure of a surface layer which is a portion from the periphery to r×0.01, a ferrite and a pearlite are limited before spheroidizing annealing, by area %, to 10% or less in total, and a balance includes at least one of martensite, bainite, tempered martensite, tempered bainite, and cementites,
0.10 7.5<(0.7×Si+1)×(5.1×Mn+1)×(2.16×Cr+1)<44  (Equation 2)
0.0003
US Pat. No. 10,392,708

METALIZED PLASTIC ARTICLES AND METHODS THEREOF

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A plastic article comprising: a plastic substrate having a plastic, at least one accelerator, and at least a first and a second metal layers plated on the at least one accelerator, the accelerator having a formula ABO3, wherein A is one or more elements selected from Groups 9, and 10 of the Periodic Table of Elements, B includes one or more elements selected from Groups 4B and 5B of the Periodic Table of Elements, and O is oxygen.
US Pat. No. 10,391,171

MULTI-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES FOR CROSS-NEUTRALIZATION OF MULTIPLE FILOVIRUS GLYCOPROTEINS

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A composition comprising (1) a first single chain variable fragment (scFv) comprising at least one complementarity-determining region (CDR) directed to a membrane glycoprotein pre-fusion core of a first species of filovirus, which first scFv is covalently joined to (2) a first polypeptide of an immunoglobulin G (IgG) comprising at least one CDR directed to a membrane glycoprotein pre-fusion core of a second species of filovirus, wherein the first species of filovirus and second species of filovirus are different species, wherein the first scFv comprises (i) SEQ ID NOS: 9 and 11, or (ii) SEQ ID NOS: 13 and 15, and wherein the IgG comprises (i) SEQ ID NOS: 13 and 15, or SEQ ID NOS: 9 and 11, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,392,453

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR OLEFIN-POLYMERIZATION CATALYST AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR OLEFIN POLYMER

TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing an olefin polymerization catalyst comprising bringing a solid catalyst component for olefin polymerization, a vinylsilane compound, an organosilicon compound, and an organoaluminum compound into contact with each other in an inert organic solvent under an inert gas atmosphere in the absence of a compound represented by a general formula (I), wherein a washing treatment is not performed after the vinylsilane compound has been added to a reaction system, the solid catalyst component comprises a magnesium compound, a titanium halide compound, and an electron donor compound that does not comprise a phthalic acid ester structure, and comprises a diol skeleton, and the organosilicon compound does not comprise a vinyl group, and comprises at least one group selected from an alkoxy group and an amino group,CH2?CH—R1  (I)
wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon residue having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,
wherein the vinylsilane compound is a compound represented by a general formula (II),
(CH2?CH—)SiR2R3R4(II)
wherein R2, R3, and R4 are independently a halogen atom, or a group selected from a group derived from a saturated hydrocarbon compound having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a group derived from a halogen-containing saturated hydrocarbon compound having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a group derived from an aromatic hydrocarbon compound having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and a group derived from a halogen-containing aromatic hydrocarbon compound having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, provided that R2, R3, and R4 are either identical to or different from each other.
US Pat. No. 10,391,180

SELF-ASSEMBLING COMPLEX FOR TARGETING CHEMICAL AGENTS TO CELLS

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENT...

1. A method of preparing a drug delivery molecule, comprising:incubating an intercalating drug with a nucleic acid molecule to create a complex; and
incubating said complex with a polypeptide adapted to target and penetrate a type of cell to form the drug delivery molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,393,745

METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND PROGNOSIS OF CANCER

The USA, as represented b...

1. A method for detecting creatine riboside in an individual, the method comprising:a) obtaining a sample from the individual; and,
b) detecting whether creatine riboside is present in the sample using at least one method selected from the group consisting of:
i) a method comprising column chromatography; and
ii) a method comprising ionizing the sample so that if creatine riboside is present in the sample, creatine riboside ions are created, wherein the creatine riboside ions comprise an ion, or fragment ion, having a mass charge ratio of 264.1196+ or 90.0550+, and using mass spectrometry to detect the creatine riboside ions, if present.
US Pat. No. 10,392,466

TWO-COMPONENT POLYURETHANE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A curable two-component polyurethane adhesive composition comprising:a first component C1 comprising at least one polyol;
a second component C2 comprising at least one isocyanate; and
a polyurethane catalytic system comprising a first bicyclic amine and a second bicyclic amine, wherein the first bicyclic amine is selected to be 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene and the second bicyclic amine is selected to be 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane.
US Pat. No. 10,393,748

METHOD FOR PREDICTING EFFICACY OF C-MET INHIBITOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for selecting a subject suitable for the application of a c-Met inhibitor in cancer treatment, comprising:measuring the level of IL-8 in a serum sample from a patient having cancer;
determining the presence of K-RAS and B-RAF mutations in a cancer tissue sample from the patient having cancer;
measuring the level of c-Met expression in a cancer tissue sample from the patient having cancer;
selecting the patient as the subject suitable for the application of a c-Met inhibitor when the level of IL-8 in the serum sample is about 500 pg/ml or higher, no K-RAS or B-RAF mutations are found in the cancer tissue sample, and c-Met is expressed in the cancer tissue sample; and
administering the c-Met inhibitor to the selected patient.
US Pat. No. 10,391,186

ACTINIUM-225 COMPOSITIONS OF MATTER AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Triad National Security, ...

1. A method of treating cancer in a patient comprising administering to the patient an actinium-225 composition comprising the following quotient of activity quantity ratios:actinium-226/actinium-225 less than 1;
actinium-227/actinium-225 less than 0.03;
cerium-139/actinium-225 less than 0.3;
cerium-141/actinium-225 less than 30;
cerium-143/actinium-225 less than 1; and
lanthanum-140/actinium-225 less than 1.
US Pat. No. 10,393,753

HUMAN EXHALED AEROSOL DROPLET BIOMARKER SYSTEM AND METHOD

University of Maryland, C...

1. A method for detecting a biomarker in exhaled breath condensate nanodroplets, comprising the steps of:noninvasively collecting exhaled breath condensate (EBC) nanodroplets from a subject by impacting said nanodroplets into a liquid medium; and
analyzing said nanodroplets utilizing immuno-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (IqPCR) to detect one or more target biomarkers in said nanodroplets.
US Pat. No. 10,393,756

METHODS OF TREATING A SUBJECT HAVING HEART FAILURE THAT INCLUDE DETECTING LEVELS OF GALECTIN-3 AND SOLUBLE ST2

Critical Care Diagnostics...

1. A method of treating a subject having heart failure, the method comprising:(a) performing an assay to determine a level of galectin-3 in a biological sample from a subject having heart failure;
(b) comparing the level of galectin-3 in the biological sample of (a) to a reference level of galectin-3;
(c) identifying a subject having an elevated level of galectin-3 in the biological sample of (a) as compared to the reference level of galectin-3;
(d) performing an assay to determine the level of soluble ST2 in a biological sample from the identified subject;
(e) comparing the level of soluble ST2 in the biological sample of (d) to a reference level of soluble ST2; and
(f) administering a beta-adrenergic blocking agent to an identified subject having an elevated level of soluble ST2 in the biological sample of (d) as compared to the reference level of soluble ST2.
US Pat. No. 10,392,480

CATALYST CONTAINING AMIDINE GROUPS

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A method of catalyzing hydrolysis or condensation or both of a polymer containing silane groups, comprising contacting a catalyst with the polymer containing silane groups, wherein:the catalyst comprises at least one amidine of the formula (I)
Y-A-Z  (I)
where
A is a divalent hydrocarbyl radical which has 2 to 30 carbon atoms and optionally contains unsaturated components and optionally ether oxygen or secondary or tertiary amine nitrogen,
Y is NR8R9 where R8 and R9 are independently an alkyl radical having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, or together are an optionally substituted alkylene radical having 4 to 10 carbon atoms, and
Z is an amidine group bonded via a nitrogen atom,
where Y and Z are separated from one another by at least two carbon atoms, and/or
at least one reaction product of at least one amidine of the formula (I) with at least one functional compound,
wherein A is not a polyoxyalkylene radical and wherein the amidine of the formula (I) does not contain any nitrogen atom which is directly bonded to an aromatic ring or is part of a heteroaromatic ring system.
US Pat. No. 10,391,456

ELECTROLYTE CHEMISTRY AND IMPROVED STACK PERFORMANCE IN HIGH BRINE CONCENTRATION ELECTRODIALYSIS

GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE,...

1. In an electrodialysis unit comprising an anode and a cathode, the anode and the cathode both having an electrolyte solution of a selected concentration continuously applied to both the anode and the cathode and with a membrane stack disposed between the anode and the cathode, the membrane stack comprising pairs of cationic and anionic selective membranes to segregate increasingly dilute salts streams from concentrated salts streams by acting upon a salt solution, wherein the salt solution, dilute salts streams, and concentrated salts streams are distinct and separate from the electrolyte solution and wherein the salt solution has an ion concentration and contains at least 0.5% TDS, a method for improving ion flux and energy efficiency in the stack, the method comprising at least one technique selected from the group consisting of increasing the concentration of the electrolyte solution to balance the electrolyte concentration to be similar or greater than the ion concentration of the salt solution wherein the electrolyte solution comprises sulfate anions, adding a strong base to the electrolyte solution to increase electrolyte solution pH to 9-12, and adding buffering anions to the electrolyte solution, where the electrolyte solution has a pH of 11-12.
US Pat. No. 10,392,482

FIBER-REINFORCED RESIN MOLDING MATERIAL AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A fiber-reinforced resin molding material comprising at least bundled aggregates of discontinuous reinforcing fibers and matrix resin, wherein said bundled aggregates of reinforcing fibers comprise both reinforcing fiber aggregates (A) which are formed by cutting continuous reinforcing fiber strands after fiber splitting, in which said strands are completely split into multiple bundles, and reinforcing fiber aggregates (B) having at least unsplit strand sections in which fiber splitting is incomplete, an incision originating from fiber splitting is present at least at one of both end portions of said reinforcing fiber aggregates (B), and a ratio of the weight of said reinforcing fiber aggregates (B) to the total weight of reinforcing fibers in said material is 5-50%.
US Pat. No. 10,392,488

METHOD FOR PRODUCING EXPANDED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER PARTICLES

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A process for production of expanded thermoplastic elastomer beads having an uninterrupted skin, said process comprising;a) impregnating a blowing agent into thermoplastic elastomer beads to give impregnated thermoplastic elastomer beads, the thermoplastic elastomer beads being surrounded by a gaseous medium that has an impregnating temperature Ta, wherein the absolute pressure of the gaseous medium is greater than ambient pressure, and wherein the thermoplastic elastomer beads are selected from thermoplastic polyester elastomers, thermoplastic copolyamides or thermoplastic polyurethanes, or mixtures thereof,
b) expanding the impregnated thermoplastic elastomer beads by exposing the thermoplastic elastomer beads to a pressure reduction at a first expanding temperature Tb to give expanded thermoplastic elastomer beads and
c) optionally a fusing step, wherein the expanded thermoplastic elastomer beads are fused together at a fusing temperature Tc to form at least one shaped part,
wherein the thermoplastic elastomer beads are made from amorphous thermoplastic elastomer, partly crystalline thermoplastic elastomer, or mixtures thereof, and the impregnating temperature Ta, the first expanding temperature Tb and the fusing temperature Tc each depend on the thermoplastic elastomer wherein,
i. if the thermoplastic elastomer is amorphous, the impregnating temperature Ta, the first expanding temperature Tb and the fusing temperature Tc are higher than a first limiting temperature TG-40, wherein the first limiting temperature TG-40 is 40° C. below the glass transition temperature TG according to DIN EN ISO 11357-2:2013-09 of the thermoplastic elastomer beads not being impregnated, or
ii. if the thermoplastic elastomer is partly crystalline, the impregnating temperature Ta, the first expanding temperature Tb and the fusing temperature Tc are higher than the glass transition temperature TG according to DIN EN ISO 11357-2:2013-09 of the nonimpregnated thermoplastic elastomer beads and lower than a second limiting temperature TS-5 which is 5° C. below the melting temperature TS according to DIN EN ISO 11357-3:2013-04 of the thermoplastic elastomer beads not being impregnated.
US Pat. No. 10,392,494

LATENT THICKENERS, RHEOLOGY CONTROL KIT AND MULTI-COMPONENT SYSTEMS

BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel (...

1. Rheology control kit for thickening two- or multi-component systems, comprisingat least one module A, containing
(a1) at least 80% by weight based on the weight of a solid body in module A of one or more inorganic thickeners and
(a2) at least one wetting and dispersing agent that
(a21) inhibits the thickening effect of the inorganic thickener (a1) and at least one module B, containing
(b1) at least 80% by weight based on the weight of a solid body of module B of at least one polymer that
(b 11) at least partially removes the inhibition of the thickening effect of the inorganic thickener (a1).
US Pat. No. 10,392,497

RUBBER COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING SILICEOUS FILLERS

Bridgestone Corporation, ...

1. A process for making a filled rubber composition, said process comprising (a) providing filler particles that comprise oxides of silicon and bound residues of one or more compounds having the general formula YR1L where L is a group that contains at least one Si—O bond, R1 is a hydrocarbylene group, and Y is a functionality that comprises a —OH, —SH, —NHR2, —CN, —C(O)R2 or —NCO group in which R2 is H or a substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group, and (b) blending(1) a polymer that comprises
(i) ethylenic unsaturation and
(ii) pendent or terminal functionality which comprises an aryl group having at least two substituents defined by the formula —OR, wherein R is H or a hydrolyzable group, or an oxidation product thereof; with
(2) said filler particles.
US Pat. No. 10,391,742

STEEL FOR CARBURIZING, CARBURIZED STEEL COMPONENT, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A steel for a carburizing comprising as a chemical composition, by mass %,C: 0.07% to 0.13%,
Si: 0.0001% to 0.50%,
Mn: 0.0001% to 0.80%,
S: 0.0001% to 0.100%,
Cr: more than 1.30% to 5.00%,
B: 0.0005% to 0.0100%,
Al: 0.105% to 0.200%,
N: 0.0030% to 0.0100%,
Ti: limited to 0.020% or less,
P: limited to 0.050% or less,
O: limited to 0.0030% or less, and
a balance consisting of iron and unavoidable impurities, wherein:
amounts expressed in mass % of each element in the chemical composition satisfy simultaneously a following Equation 1 as a hardness parameter, a following Equation 2 as a hardenability parameter, and a following Equation 3 as an AlN precipitation parameter;
a shape is a bar or a wire rod in which a cross section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction is round; and
when a distance from a periphery to a center of the cross section is defined as r in unit of mm, in a metallographic structure of a surface layer which is a portion from the periphery to r×0.01, a ferrite and a pearlite are limited before spheroidizing annealing, by area %, to 10% or less in total, and a balance includes at least one of martensite, bainite, tempered martensite, tempered bainite, and cementites,
0.10 7.5<(0.7×Si+1)×(5.1×Mn+1)×(2.16×Cr+1)<44  (Equation 2)
0.0003 the hardness at a position at a depth which is ¼ of a diameter of the cross section from the periphery of the steel for carburizing measured before spheroidizing annealing is HV 125 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,397,972

METHOD FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION PERFORMED BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAME METHOD

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for carrier aggregation performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting information, to a network, on a timing difference informing the network of a UE timing difference and an observed timing difference;
receiving carrier aggregation setting information, in response to the information on the timing difference, from the network, wherein the carrier aggregation setting information includes information of an aggregation combination between cells, including a secondary cell, having a specific timing difference; and
performing an uplink transmission through the secondary cell configured for the UE, based on the carrier aggregation setting information,
wherein the UE timing difference is a maximum timing difference supported by the UE, and the observed timing difference is a timing difference, observed by the UE, between the cells,
wherein the UE timing difference, the observed timing difference, and a threshold are bigger than a reference timing difference preconfigured by the network,
wherein the specific timing difference is bigger than the reference timing difference, but smaller than or equal to the UE timing difference,
wherein the UE transmits the information on the timing difference when both of the UE timing difference and the observed timing difference are larger than the threshold, and
wherein the secondary cell is a cell in which the UE observes the observed timing difference.

US Pat. No. 10,397,912

METHOD FOR REDUCING TRANSMISSION RESOURCE OF CONTROL CHANNEL IN SHORT TTI, AND DEVICE USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing communication by a first device among a plurality of devices in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including first information, second information and third information,
wherein the first information is related to a number of first resource blocks (RBs) allocated during short transmission time intervals (sTTIs),
wherein the second information is related to a format of a plurality of first downlink channels,
wherein the third information is related to a resource mapping method in the sTTIs, and
wherein the sTTIs are shorter than a TTI which is related to a subframe;
receiving, during the TTI, fourth information on an indicator for resource allocation bits in the plurality of the first downlink channels through a common control channel for the plurality of the devices,
wherein the resource allocation bits are dynamically determined based on the first to fourth information, wherein a number of the resource allocation bits is related to a number of second devices that can be allocated in the first RBs,
wherein the first device is included in the second devices;
acquiring allocation information on second RBs for the first device among the first RBs based on the resource allocation bits;
receiving, during the sTTIs, the resource allocation bits through the plurality of the first downlink channels for scheduling uplink data and downlink data; and
transmitting the uplink data in the second RBs during the sTTIs, or receiving the downlink data in the second RBs during the sTTIs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,887

BACKGROUND CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR CALIBRATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of temperature-calibrating a non-temperature compensated crystal oscillator (XO) in a mobile device, the method comprising:determining that a temperature-calibration status of the XO is not fully temperature-calibrated;
detecting a trigger condition related to temperature-calibration of the XO; and
initiating a temperature-calibration session, wherein the temperature-calibration session comprises:
receiving wireless signals based on the trigger condition; and
temperature-calibrating the XO in a background mode based on the received wireless signals, wherein the mobile device is configured to execute position based applications or global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) based applications, and the background mode is independent from the position based applications or global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) based applications.

US Pat. No. 10,397,884

POWER DETERMINING METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for a User equipment (UE) to determine power, wherein a user equipment UE is configured with multiple cells, a first subframe of a first cell corresponds to N second subframes of a second cell, and the method comprises:calculating, by the UE, a first power requirement on the first subframe, and N second power requirements on the N second subframes;
calculating, by the UE, a power indicator on the N second subframes according to the N second power requirements; and
determining, by the UE, transmit powers on the first subframe and the N second subframes according to a magnitude relationship between a maximum transmit power and a sum of the first power requirement and the power indicator, wherein
the first subframe is denoted as a subframe i, the N second subframes are denoted as subframes i1, i2, . . . , and iN, the first power requirement is denoted as Preq_c1(i), the second power requirement is denoted as Preq_c2(ij), the maximum transmit power corresponding to the first subframe i is denoted as PMAX(i), N is a positive integer greater than 1, and a value range of j is 1 to N.

US Pat. No. 10,397,878

DYNAMIC DOWNLINK POWER ALLOCATION FOR SUPPORTING HIGHER ORDER MODULATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for enabling higher order modulation, HOM, mode support for at least one HOM capable wireless device, the method comprising:determining a legacy mode power offset value for at least one of the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device in legacy modulation mode;
calculating a power headroom value for sending downlink data to the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device;
when the power headroom value exceeds a threshold value:
enabling the HOM mode support for at least one of the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device using the identified legacy mode power offset value;
when the power headroom value does not exceed the threshold value:
determining when a HOM mode power offset value is available, the HOM mode power offset value corresponding to a lower energy per resource element, EPRE, than an EPRE corresponding to the legacy mode power offset value; and
when the HOM mode power offset value is available:
enabling the HOM mode support for at least one of the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device using the HOM mode power offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,877

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROLLING METHOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:at least one antenna;
a wireless communication module comprising a plurality of processing circuits performing communication using the at least one antenna based on a Wi-Fi protocol; and
one or more processors,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
determine whether the wireless communication module is simultaneously operating in a plurality of frequency bands;
obtain a number of processing circuits that are operating in the wireless communication module if the wireless communication module is simultaneously operating in the plurality of frequency bands; and
reduce a transmission power level of the wireless communication module based on the number of processing circuits that are operating.

US Pat. No. 10,397,875

BATTERY DISCONNECT SAFEGUARD

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A system, comprising:a primary battery configured as a power source to power components of a mobile device;
a secondary battery configured as an additional power source to power the components of the mobile device; and
a battery controller configured to:
switch from the secondary battery to the primary battery as the power source based on a detected free-fall of the mobile device;
determine that the detected free-fall of the mobile device and a battery contact bounce of the primary battery has completed; and
switch back to the secondary battery after the detected free-fall of the mobile device and the battery contact bounce has completed.

US Pat. No. 10,397,874

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:a wireless communication section configured to communicate wirelessly with another information processing device using one or a plurality of channels; and
circuitry configured to:
perform control to notify the other information processing device of channel information for identifying one or more channels for use in the wireless communication,
perform control to transmit a request-to-send frame including the channel information, and
perform control to use, for the wireless communication, a channel that received a clear-to-send frame with regard to the request-to-send frame, wherein the other information processing device set the channel on the basis of a remaining battery level, a number of a plurality of remaining battery level thresholds, a received signal strength of the information processing device, and a number of a plurality of received signal strength thresholds,
wherein a number of the one or a plurality of channels is N, the number of the plurality of remaining battery level thresholds is N?1, and the number of the plurality of received signal strength thresholds is N?1.

US Pat. No. 10,397,873

RF SIGNATURE-BASED WLAN IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first antenna and a second antenna at a network device, a plurality of signals from at least one client device within a predetermine amount of time;
determining, by the network device, an average signal strength value and a signal strength standard deviation value based on the plurality of signals received by the first antenna and the second antenna;
for each respective antenna, calculating, by the network device, a difference between the average signal strength value and a measured signal strength value of each respective signal received by each respective antenna;
aggregating, by the network device, the calculated difference for the first antenna and the second antenna to determine a total difference;
in response to the total difference being within a predetermined multiplier of the signal strength standard deviation, determining that the plurality of signal strength values corresponding to the plurality of signals received by the first antenna and the second antenna uniquely identifies a particular client device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,871

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:circuitry configured to
acquire a predicted reception power of packets addressed to the information processing device;
determine a sleep determination power threshold based on the predicted reception power;
receive a packet;
determine if the received packet is addressed to the information processing device on the basis of Basic Service Set (BSS) Color contained in a PHY header of the received packet;
if the received packet is not addressed to the information processing device, determine if a reception power of the received packet exceeds the sleep determination power threshold;
if the received packet is not addressed to the information processing device and if the reception power of the received packet exceeds the sleep determination power threshold, shift the information processing device to a sleep state; and
if the received packet is not addressed to the information processing device and if the reception power of the received packet does not exceed the sleep determination power threshold, shift the information processing device to a packet detection state.

US Pat. No. 10,397,869

PROCESSOR VALIDATED WAKEUP SYSTEM AND METHOD

Carrier Corporation, Pal...

1. A system comprising:a transceiver that is passive and unpowered and that is configured for receiving an RF wake up signal from a wireless communication device and converting a received wakeup signal to DC pulses; and
a processor operatively connected to the transceiver and to a memory, wherein the memory includes instructions recorded thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
power up the transceiver once in an active mode
detect an interrupt by the DC pulses while in a deep sleep mode;
partially awaken to analyze the detected DC pulses to determine if the wake up signal is valid;
transition to an active mode upon validation of the wake up signal to activate and power up remaining components of the system if the wake up signal is valid; and
a second transceiver of the remaining components configured to, upon being activated and powered up:
prompt a user for an access code; and
receive an access code in response to the prompt;
wherein the processor upon execution of the instructions is further caused to:
compare the access code received in response to the prompt via at least one of the transceiver and the second transceiver to a stored value; and
the comparison, a locking mechanism to switch between locked and unlocked states.

US Pat. No. 10,397,868

WIRELESS SYSTEM, WIRELESS DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A wireless system including a plurality of devices capable of performing wireless communication,a first device among the plurality of devices executing:
acquiring a single piece of application data for an application;
wirelessly transmitting a broadcast or multicast packet; and
wirelessly receiving a broadcast or multicast packet from another device,
the first device repeatedly executing the transmitting and receiving; and
in the transmitting,
dividing the application data into a plurality of pieces, and
separately transmitting each piece of the divided application data in a respective one of a plurality of packets,
the packets being transmitted via one of broadcast and multicast,
wherein each of the packets respectively having one of the plurality of pieces of the divided application data further comprises respective first information, the respective first information identifying a part of the divided application data included in the respective one of the plurality of the packets as a respective one piece of the plurality of pieces of divided application data,
wherein at least one of an execution period of the transmitting, timing for executing the transmitting, an execution period of the receiving, and timing for executing the receiving is variable.

US Pat. No. 10,397,867

METHOD OF OPERATING USER EQUIPMENT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY MODE AND METHOD OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of operating a user equipment, comprising:setting a mode of a user equipment to a public safety mode;
changing a state of the user equipment to an idle state when the user equipment is in the public safety mode;
temporarily changing the state of the user equipment from the idle state to a partial wakeup state during operation of the user equipment in the public safety mode;
performing a public safety carrier searching for device-to-device (D2D) communication between the user equipment and a neighboring equipment within a communicative range during the partial wakeup state; and
transmitting a synchronization channel signal by the user equipment for synchronization of the D2D communication during the partial wakeup state.

US Pat. No. 10,397,865

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING POWER CONSUMPTION OF A MOBILE DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operation for a communication equipment, the method comprising:transmitting to a communication network, by the communication equipment, a message that indicates one or more functions supported by the communication equipment, wherein the one or more functions supported by the communication equipment comprise:
one or more transmission modes (TMs) supported by the communication equipment;
one or more carrier aggregation (CA) schemes supported by the communication equipment;
one or more frame structures supported by the communication equipment;
one or more categories of the communication equipment;
one or more interference management techniques supported by the communication equipment;
one or more duplex modes supported by the communication equipment; or
a combination thereof;
receiving control signaling associated with a data transmission, by the communication equipment, over a control channel transmitted via the communication network, wherein the control signaling is based on a transmission configuration for the data transmission, the transmission configuration is based on an energy metric associated with the communication equipment, and the data transmission occurs via the communication network and the communication equipment; and
adjusting operation to at least one of transmit or receive data of the data transmission, by the communication equipment and in response to the control signaling, based at least in part on a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) identified by the control signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,397,864

ENABLING LOW POWER MODE IN A MOBILE DEVICE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication of a user equipment (UE), comprising:operating in a first power mode with a first downlink (DL) bandwidth in association with one of a radio resource control (RRC) idle state or an RRC connected state with a base station;
transitioning to a second power mode with a second DL bandwidth less than the first DL bandwidth;
monitoring a set of symbols on a set of subcarriers of the second DL bandwidth for an activity indicator from the base station;
receiving control information from the base station within the set of symbols on the set of subcarriers in the second DL bandwidth, the control information being associated with a modulation scheme and corresponding to the particular constellation point of a set of constellation points associated with the modulation scheme;
determining that the activity indicator is received when the received control information is determined to correspond to a particular constellation point; and
transitioning from the second power mode to the first power mode upon receiving the activity indicator from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,863

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING OR DEACTIVATING A CELL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) configured with a plurality of cells operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an activation/deactivation (A/D) medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) on a specific cell among the plurality of cells, wherein all of values of Ci fields of the A/D MAC CE are set to a same value; and
performing activation or deactivation of the specific cell according to the same value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,861

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A communication system, comprising:a roadside device that is on, above, or below a road; and
a vehicle-mounted apparatus that is on a vehicle, wherein
the roadside device includes:
a sensor that detects a peripheral situation of the roadside device; and
first processing circuitry that, in operation, performs first operations including:
acquiring a detection result of the sensor and map information of the roadside device;
acquiring position information about a position of the roadside device from the detection result of the sensor and the map information of the roadside device;
broadcasting the position information about the position of the roadside device by wireless communication;
acquiring periphery information of the roadside device from the detection result of the sensor and the map information of the roadside device;
authenticating individual wireless connection between the vehicle-mounted apparatus and the roadside device; and
transmitting the periphery information of the roadside device to the vehicle-mounted apparatus by the individual wireless connection, and
the vehicle-mounted apparatus includes:
second processing circuitry that, in operation, performs second operations including:
acquiring the position information about the position of the roadside device, the position information being broadcast by the wireless communication;
deciding whether the individual wireless connection is performed between the roadside device and the vehicle-mounted apparatus based on roadside device information, the roadside device information including the position information about the position of the roadside device;
connecting or disconnecting the individual wireless connection between the vehicle-mounted apparatus and the roadside device based on the deciding; and
acquiring the periphery information of the roadside device by the individual wireless connection in response to the individual wireless connection being connected.

US Pat. No. 10,397,858

METHODS FOR ENABLING USER EQUIPMENT TO ACCESS RADIO NETWORK, NETWORK EQUIPMENTS AND USER EQUIPMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

13. A user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the user equipment comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a signal; and
a processor coupled with the transceiver and configured to:
control the transceiver to receive, from a network equipment, system information including a public land mobile network (PLMN) identification dedicated to an isolated network and information for a tracking area dedicated to the isolated network, the system information being transmitted if the network equipment is enabled as the isolated network, the information for the tracking area being different for different isolated networks, and
identify whether the UE is capable of accessing the isolated network and control the transceiver to transmit, to the network equipment, a message for establishing a connection with the isolated network, if the UE is capable of accessing the isolated network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,857

SERVICE MODE DISPLAY ON A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of communication with a user equipment, the method comprising:maintaining, in a storage of the user equipment, communication mode information for each communication software of a plurality of available communication software, wherein the selected communication software comprises at least one of an e-mail software, a web software, a text messaging software, a virtual private network software, a data communication software, and a global positioning system mapping software;
launching a selected communication software on the user equipment;
receiving a request from the selected communication software to open a communication channel for use with the selected communication software;
determining an active communication mode that supports the selected communication software, the determining being based on the communication mode information;
selecting the active communication mode as a communication mode based on the communication mode information;
opening the communication channel for the selected communication software on the active communication mode;
displaying a visual indication of the active communication mode.

US Pat. No. 10,397,855

ACCESS ATTEMPT METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND ACCESS CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), an access attempt to a network in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving mapping information on each of a plurality of access categories mapped with the access attempt and priority information on a priority of the each of the plurality of access categories;
receiving access control information on one or more of the plurality of access categories through system information block (SIB);
determining whether the access attempt is permitted by applying the access control information of an access category in the order of an access category with a higher priority to an access category with a lower priority based on the priority information among the one or more of the plurality of access categories having the access control information, based on that the access attempt is triggered; and
performing the access attempt based on that, among the one or more of the plurality of access categories there is an access category for which access is permitted,
wherein the mapping information and the priority information are UE specific information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,851

METHODS FOR BASE-STATION-TO-BASE-STATION CONNECTION MANAGEMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a base station in a cellular communication network, the method comprising:determining that the base station is transitioning to an unavailable state; and
notifying one or more radio network nodes that the base station is unavailable by sending a Stream Control Transmission Protocol message containing information indicating that the base station is unavailable;
wherein the Stream Control Transmission Protocol message is a Stream Control Transmission Protocol message with a Chunk Type set to “Error”.

US Pat. No. 10,397,844

ACCESS POINT SELECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for access point selection, the method comprising:collecting, by a computing device, a set of beacon frame transmission data for a set of access points, wherein the set of beacon frame transmission data includes:
a first subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data for the first access point of the set of access points, wherein the first subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data indicates a first frame success rate for the first access point, and
a second subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data for a second access point of the set of access points, wherein the second subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data indicates a second frame success rate for the second access point;
comparing, by the computing device, a first factor derived utilizing the first frame success rate for the first access point with respect to a second factor derived utilizing the second frame success rate for the second access point;
evaluating, by the computing device, a first network capability data for the first access point of the set of access points with respect to a second network capability data for the second access point of the set of access points;
analyzing, by the computing device and in advance of establishing a connection, each of: a set of frequency hopping parameters, a set of direct-sequence parameters, and a set of contention-free parameters;
weighting, by the computing device, the set of beacon frame transmission data for the set of access points with respect to a set of other information for the set of access points which indicates that network security and encryption level have heavier weights than network signal strength and bandwidth;
identifying, by the computing device and using the weighting, that the first access point achieves a specified threshold related to encryption level;
computing, by the computing device using both the first and second frame success rates and the first and second network capability data, a set of expected network quality scores for the set of access points;
determining, by the computing device using the set of beacon frame transmission data for the set of access points, using a comparison of the first and second factors, to establish the connection utilizing a first access point of the set of access points; and
establishing, by the computing device, the connection utilizing the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,397,842

NON-ACCESS STRATUM BASED ACCESS METHOD AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for accessing a core network through a non-3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access network by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving an Internet protocol (IP) address of the terminal from a first gateway included in the non-3GPP access network, wherein the IP address is allocated by the first gateway; and
transmitting a non-access stratum (NAS) message to a first device managing mobility of the terminal via the first gateway by using the IP address,
wherein the first gateway and the first device are directly connected to each other without any other gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,397,840

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE HANDOVER

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:establishing a communication link with a small cell node of a first network, wherein management network elements of the first network process both control plane information and user plane information;
receiving a first node identifier for the small cell node that functions as a node identifier in a second network, wherein the second network comprises a control plane separate from a user plane, wherein a software defined controller of the second network can implement a group of virtual network function elements;
receiving, from the first network, a first location identifier associated with a location known to the second network;
transmitting the first node identifier and the first location identifier to the small cell node via the communication link;
receiving a handover initiation signal from a macro cell node of the second network for a handover from the macro cell node to the small cell node of the first network of a communication session associated with a first wireless communication link to a communication device, wherein a request for the handover is initiated by the macro cell node in the second network responsive to identification of the first node identifier and the first location identifier in a first wireless signal from the communication device, wherein the macro cell node requests the first node identifier and the first location identifier from the communication device, and wherein the first node identifier and the first location identifier are obtained by the communication device via a second wireless signal from the small cell node of the first network; and
establishing a second wireless communication link to the communication device via the small cell node of the first network to complete the handover of the communication session to the small cell node of the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,830

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS OF WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) COMMUNICATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH CELLULAR COMMUNICATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising a memory and a processor configured to cause a user equipment (UE) to:receive, from an evolved NodeB (eNB) in an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), a signal including wireless local area network (WLAN) information, wherein the WLAN information comprises at least one of information of a WLAN channel utilization or information of a WLAN backhaul; and
determine whether to offload communication from the E-UTRAN to the WLAN through connecting to an access point (AP) of the WLAN, at least in part based on a determination of whether a condition pertaining to the WLAN information occurs, wherein the apparatus is configured to cause the UE to determine to offload communication from the E-UTRAN to the WLAN, at least in part based on a comparison between a value, which is based on a WLAN backhaul load, and a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,397,828

BASE STATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit, for each logical channel, first data of a first type and second data of a second type; and
processor circuitry configured to:
omit information about a data length of the second data in a MAC protocol data unit (PDU),
place a medium access control (MAC) header in front of a MAC service data unit (MSDU) of the second data, and
multiplex the first data and the second data, wherein the data length of the second data is omitted from the MAC header and an R bit (reserved bit) is set in the second bit of the first octet in the MAC header.

US Pat. No. 10,397,825

PROBE MECHANISM FOR ENHANCING EXPLICIT CONGESTION NOTIFICATION USABILITY

1. A user equipment device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining that the user equipment device is attached to a group of access point devices, wherein the group comprises a first access point device of a first network that operates according to a first communication protocol and a second access point device of a second network that operates according to a second communication protocol different than the first communication protocol;
determining that communication between the user equipment device and the first access point device is below a defined threshold indicative of an initial use situation, wherein the initial use situation is representative of data traffic between the user equipment device and the first access point device being determined, according to a defined function, to be insignificant since the user equipment device attached to the first access point device;
in response to the determining that the communication is below the defined threshold, transmitting an uplink probe comprising a first aggregate data structure to a network device of the first network via the first access point device;
in response to the transmitting the uplink probe, receiving, via the first access point device, a downlink probe from the network device, wherein the downlink probe comprises the first aggregate data structure populated with values representative of first congestion states between respective first node devices of a communication path from the network device and the user equipment device; and
selecting the first network for communication of data of an application executing on the user equipment device in response to a comparison of the first aggregate data structure to a second aggregate data structure that is representative of second congestion states of second node devices of the second network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,824

METHOD FOR CANCELLING A BUFFER STATUS REPORT OR A SCHEDULING REQUEST IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A User Equipment (UE) for operating in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a Radio Frequency (RF) module; and
a processor operably coupled with the RF module and configured to:
receive an uplink (UL) data from an upper layer;
trigger a buffer status reporting (BSR) for a first base station due to the UL data;
transmit, to a second base station, at least a part of the UL data using an UL grant received from the second base station; and
cancel the triggered BSR when an amount of data available for transmission to be transmitted to the first base station changes to zero due to the transmission of the at least a part of the UL data, even if an UL grant in response to the triggered BSR is not received from the first base station,
wherein the amount of the data available for transmission to be transmitted to the first base station is zero, when an amount of data available for transmission in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity is less than a threshold and an amount of data available for transmission in a radio link control (RLC) entity configured for the first base station is zero.

US Pat. No. 10,397,820

RADIO NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR USING POSITIONING GAP INDICATION FOR ENHANCING POSITIONING PERFORMANCE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A user equipment (UE) configured to communicate with a radio network node, the UE comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the UE is operable to:
send, to the radio network node, an indication indicating a need for measurement gaps for positioning measurements, wherein the indication further comprises a parameter indicating a radio access technology (RAT);
receive, from the radio network node, a measurement gap configuration; and,
upon receipt of the measurement gap configuration, perform the positioning measurements,
wherein the memory and processor are components of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,817

METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT AND USER APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing measurement, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, from a serving cell, a power backoff value of the serving cell and pattern information of the serving cell informing a plurality of subframes where power backoff is performed by the serving cell;
receiving, from the serving cell, a power backoff value of a neighboring cell and pattern information of the neighboring cell informing a plurality of subframes where power backoff is performed by the neighboring cell;
performing first measurement for the serving cell in the plurality of subframes, where the power backoff is performed by the serving cell, informed by the pattern information of the serving cell;
performing second measurement for the serving cell in at least one subframe other than the plurality of subframes informed by the pattern information of the serving cell;
compensating results of the first measurement for the serving cell, based on the power backoff value of the serving cell; and
reporting, to the serving cell, the compensated results of the first measurement for the serving cell and results of the second measurement for the serving cell,
wherein the results of the first measurement for the serving cell include under-measured values in view of results of the second measurement for the serving cell,
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the serving cell, include scheduled data on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH),
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the serving cell, are used for 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) by reducing a transmission power of the serving cell by the power backoff value,
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the neighboring cell, include scheduled data on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the neighboring cell, are used for 256 QAM by reducing a transmission power of the neighboring cell by the power backoff value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,815

CELLULAR BASE STATION MONITORING

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

1. A telecommunications handset for placement at a first base station of a cellular communications network, the telecommunications handset comprising:a wireless cellular network interface;
one or more processors;
non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform actions comprising:
detecting an anomaly at the first base station; and
in response to detecting the anomaly at the first base station, reporting, to a support service associated with the cellular communications network, the anomaly by communicating with the support service through a second base station that is different than the first base station,
wherein detecting the anomaly comprises determining the telecommunications handset has attached to a base station other than the first base station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,813

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication device that measures a valid received power even when a subcarrier offset of a measurement bandwidth is different from a subcarrier bandwidth of a cell bandwidth, the communication device comprising:a transceiver that receives first channel state information from a first Base Station (BS) and receives a plurality of Resource Blocks (RBs) from a second BS;
a memory that stores the first channel state information and second channel state information, the second channel state information including an alternative index determined through a modular operation based on a value of an index included in the first channel state information; and
a processor electrically connected to the transceiver and the memory,
wherein the processor:
measures a first received power of the plurality of RBs using the index included in the first channel state information,
compares the value of the index included in the first channel state information to a predetermined value,
measures another received power of the plurality of RBs from the second BS by using the alternative index included in the second channel state information, based on the comparison of the value of the index included in the first channel state information to the predetermined value, and
determines a measured received power having a highest strength as the valid received power, and
wherein the index and the alternative index include subcarrier offset (k) information on the plurality of RBs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,809

MOBILITY LOSS DETECTION AND RECOVERY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method of mobility loss detection and recovery, the computer-implemented method comprising:maintaining, by a client, a pending request table reflecting any pending requests sent by the client, wherein each pending request is associated with a respective, pending interval timer, wherein the client comprises a portable electronic device;
upon determining that the client is no longer connected to a first access point, determining, by the client and based on the pending request table, one or more pending requests that had been sent from the client to the first access point, wherein the one or more pending requests are serviceable by a first server; and
upon determining that the client has successfully established connectivity with a second access point, forwarding, by one or more computer processors of the client, each of the one or more pending requests to the second access point without first awaiting expiration of the pending interval timer associated with the respective pending request.

US Pat. No. 10,397,808

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DATA COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for device-to-device (D2D) communication, the method comprising:receiving, from a second user equipment (UE) performing D2D communication with a first UE, information about a reception rate generated by the second UE based on a signal from the first UE, wherein the information about the reception rate includes information indicating whether the reception rate increases or decreases in the second UE;
receiving location information about at least one of the first UE or the second UE;
determining a data communication configuration for the D2D communication based on the information about the reception rate and the location information; and
transmitting the determined data communication configuration to at least one of the first UE or the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,806

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, BASE STATION, TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device comprising:wireless communication circuitry configured to communicate with a base station of a wireless communication system in which one or more frequencies are used; and
processing circuitry configured to
receive a signal from the base station,
transmit information used for setting a frequency to be used by the base station of the wireless communication system in a case where a predetermined event is determined to have occurred based on the received signal, and
control the wireless communication circuitry such that handover to a cell operated by a changed frequency is performed in a case where a frequency used in the base station with which the wireless communication circuitry communicates is changed, wherein
the predetermined event is occurrence of a coverage hole in an area of a cluster composed of one or more cells included in the wireless communication system, the coverage hole being an area in which the terminal device fails to perform communication or communication quality is poor, and
the signal includes coverage hole area information indicating at least one of a position and a size of the coverage hole.

US Pat. No. 10,397,805

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A first secondary cell base station in a communication system that includes a master cell base station, a second secondary cell base station, a core network, and a terminal device, the first secondary cell base station comprising:a reception interface configured to receive, from the master cell base station, downlink user data received from the core network by the master cell base station; and
a transmission interface configured to transmit, to the terminal device, downlink user data received by the reception interface,
wherein the reception interface is further configured to receive, from the master cell base station, switching information indicating that a secondary cell base station for transmitting, to the terminal device, downlink user data is changed from the first secondary cell base station to the second secondary cell base station,
wherein the transmission interface is further configured to transmit first remaining data to the second secondary cell base station when the reception interface receives the switching information,
wherein the first remaining data are downlink packet data received from the master cell base station, and
wherein the transmission interface is further configured to transmit, to the master cell base station via the second secondary cell base station, first information relating to data transmitted to the second secondary cell base station after transmitting the first remaining data to the second secondary cell base station, when a link between the first secondary cell base station and the master cell base station is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,802

DETECTING CHANGES AT CELL SITES AND SURROUNDING AREAS USING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

1. A method for cell site inspection by a cell site operator using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and a processing device, the method comprising:utilizing the UAV to capture initial data of a cell site and surrounding geography;
creating an initial computer model of the cell site and surrounding geography from the initial data, wherein the initial computer model represents a known good state of the cell site and the surrounding geography at a first point in time, and wherein the initial computer model is a three-dimensional (3D) model defined by an initial point cloud;
utilizing the UAV to capture current data of the cell site and the surrounding geography;
creating a current computer model of the cell site and surrounding geography from the current data, wherein the current computer model represents the condition of the cell site and surrounding geography at a second point in time after the first point in time, and wherein the current computer model is a 3D model defined by a second point cloud;
comparing the second point cloud of the current computer model to the initial point cloud of the initial computer model by the processing device; and
identifying variances between the second point cloud of the current computer model and the initial point cloud of the initial computer model by the processing device, wherein the variances comprise differences in the condition of the cell site and the surrounding geography between the first point in time and the second point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,397,794

COMMUNICATION IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a first wireless access network node to a user equipment (UE), a configuration message to add a plurality of secondary cells on at least one channel of an unlicensed spectrum;
receiving, by the first wireless access network node from the UE, a response message responsive to the configuration message, the response message comprising information accepting a first secondary cell of the plurality of secondary cells, and information rejecting a second secondary cell of the plurality of secondary cells, and the response message comprising assistance information indicating one or more channels of the unlicensed spectrum to avoid, wherein the information accepting the first secondary cell comprises information identifying the first secondary cell as being added responsive to the UE accepting the first secondary cell in response to the configuration message, and the information rejecting the second secondary cell comprises information identifying the second secondary cell as not being added responsive to the UE rejecting the second secondary cell in response to the configuration message; and
responsive to the assistance information, selecting, by the first wireless access network node, at least a first channel of the unlicensed spectrum for communicating data with the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,793

RADAR DETECTION IN WIRELESS NETWORK THAT USES FREQUENCY-DIVISION DUPLEXING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for detecting, in a wireless network, a radar transmission from a radar source, comprising:designating an apparatus, configured to communicate with an access terminal in the wireless network on a channel operating in a frequency-division duplexing mode, to monitor the channel for the radar transmission from the radar source while operating on the channel;
causing the apparatus to refrain from transmitting on the channel during at least one subframe of a frame of a downlink frequency band associated with the channel;
causing the apparatus to monitor the channel for the radar transmission from the radar source while operating on the channel and to detect the radar transmission from the radar source on the channel during the at least one subframe of the frame of the downlink frequency band in which the apparatus is caused to refrain from transmitting on the channel; and
based on a power level of the radar transmission from the radar source being greater than a threshold value during the at least one subframe of the frame of the downlink frequency band in which the apparatus is caused to monitor the channel for the radar transmission from the radar source, causing the apparatus to switch to a different channel to communicate with the access terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,792

CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A channel assignment apparatus comprising:a network interface module; and
a processor coupled to the network interface module, wherein
the processor is configured to execute to:
represent a value group by, a symmetric matrix, the value group including, as elements, amounts of interference respectively corresponding to wireless access points;
perform a row exchange and a column exchange in the symmetric matrix based on magnitude of each of the amounts of interference;
generate one of a upper triangular matrix and a lower triangular matrix from the symmetric matrix in which the row exchange and the column exchange are performed; and
assign a frequency channel to each of the wireless access points by using one of the upper triangular matrix and the lower triangular matrix in accordance with a predetermined algorithm for selecting an optimal assignment candidate corresponding to the magnitude of each of the amounts of interference from among a plurality of assignment candidates for the frequency channel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,791

METHOD FOR AUTO-DISCOVERY IN NETWORKS IMPLEMENTING NETWORK SLICING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method implemented by a service rendezvous point (SRP), the method comprising:receiving, by a receiver of the SRP, a plurality of register messages from a plurality of service switch points (SSPs) that are each associated with a different network domain, each of the register messages comprising an identifier of a network domain associated with an SSP sending the registration message and service information identifying a plurality of services available to be provided to a user equipment (UE) by a network domain; sending, by a transmitter of the SRP, a plurality of report messages to the plurality of SSPs, each of the report messages comprising resource allocation information for each of the network domains for a service, the resource allocation information including an amount of resources to be allocated at the each of the network domains for the service; maintaining, at a memory of the SRP, a SSP database storing at least one of the resource allocation information of each of the network domains, and the service information of each of the network domains.

US Pat. No. 10,397,790

HARDWARE-TRUSTED WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS OVER A WIRELESS RELAY

Sprint Communications Com...

10. A wireless access point has a physically-embedded, read-only hardware-trust key to serve User Equipment (UE) with hardware-trusted wireless data communications and wherein the wireless access point comprises hardware-trusted memory and normal memory, the wireless access point comprising:data communication transceivers configured to receive a hardware-trust challenge number;
data processing circuitry configured to generate a hardware-trust result with the physically-embedded, read-only hardware-trust key and the hardware-trust challenge number;
the data communication transceivers configured to transfer the hardware-trust result and receive an access hardware-trust digital certificate;
the data communication transceivers configured to wirelessly receive a hardware-trusted attachment request from the UE and wirelessly transfer the access hardware-trust digital certificate to the UE;
the data communication transceivers configured to wirelessly exchange user data with the UE responsive to the UE validating the access hardware-trust digital certificate;
the data processing circuitry configured to store the user data with the hardware-trusted memory; and
the data communication transceivers configured to exchange the user data with a data network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,788

MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE SERVICE METHOD AND SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A server for sharing multimedia content, the server comprising:a transceiver; and
at least one processor configured to:
receive, via the transceiver from a terminal, first information indicating a request to establish one of a plurality of conditions with respect to multimedia content stored in the server, and second information related to expiration of time for sharing the multimedia content, the plurality of conditions including a first condition to share the multimedia content with at least one specified user and a second condition to share the multimedia content with at least one non-specified user,
establish a condition for sharing the multimedia content based on the first information and the second information, and
transmit, via the transceiver to the at least one specified user, notification information notifying that the at least one specified user is allowed to access the multimedia content in response to the first information indicating a request to share the multimedia content with the at least one specified user.

US Pat. No. 10,397,785

HANDHELD VIDEO VISITATION

Intelmate LLC, San Franc...

16. A method comprising:generating, in response to a connection request, a connection for a communication between an inmate mobile device and an outsider mobile device after a determination that an inmate verification data and verified data match, the inmate verification data obtained from an inmate user and the verified data from the inmate user of the inmate mobile device,
generating a communication recording of the communication,
providing access to the communication recording for an administrator user via an administrator view of an inmate timeline, and
restricting access to the communication recording of the inmate mobile device via the inmate timeline,
wherein the administrator view of the inmate timeline is used by the administrator user for investigation of the inmate user and the outsider user, and
wherein the inmate timeline is used to facilitate exchanging information by the inmate user and an outsider user through a secure social network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,784

METHOD FOR AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PEER-TO-PEER STREAM IN A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of authorizing the establishment of a peer-to-peer stream between two user terminals of a mobile telecommunications network, said method being implemented in a platform of the mobile telecommunications network and comprising:receiving, from a server of a provider of a peer-to-peer service, a request to establish a peer-to-peer stream between a first user terminal and a second user terminal, the establishment request including a stream identifier, the stream identifier including at least an identifier of the first user terminal and an identifier of the second user terminal;
deciding whether to authorize the establishment of the peer-to-peer stream between the first user terminal and the second user terminal; and
sending an authorization or rejection message for the peer-to-peer stream to a network gateway in charge of controlling the streams transiting on the mobile telecommunications network, the authorization or rejection message including the stream identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,397,783

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A REMOTE LOST-AND-FOUND SERVICE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:initiating, by an apparatus, a pairing of a device and a local sensor, wherein the local sensor is a short-range communication transponder;
determining, by the apparatus, that the local sensor is beyond a predetermined distance from the device for more than a predetermined time;
initiating, by the apparatus, a transmission of a request to locate the local sensor to one or more other devices via one or more networks that include one or more wireless networks, wherein the request includes an incentive for locating the local sensor; and
initiating, by the apparatus, a change in a profile status of the local sensor stored in the local sensor from accessible only to the device into accessible to at least one of the one or more other devices based on an access code, wherein the access code is an identifier different from a manufacturer-assigned device identifier, and wherein the change in the profile status of the local sensor is written into a programmable memory of the local sensor that stores the profile status of the local sensor, without storing a profile status of the device or a profile status of the at least one of the one or more other devices.

US Pat. No. 10,397,781

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERSONALIZING A SECURITY ELEMENT OF A TERMINAL

1. A method for personalizing a hardware security element for an end device for communicating via a mobile radio network, wherein the method comprises the following steps:supplying initialization data and a batch of personalization tokens from a personalization computing system to an initialization computing system;
supplying the initialization data from the initialization computing system to the security element, wherein the initialization data comprises at least one of the batch of personalization tokens;
supplying the at least one of the batch of personalization tokens from the security element to a personalization computing system;
checking the validity of the at least one of the batch of personalization tokens through the personalization computing system; and
after successfully checking the validity of the at least one of the batch of personalization tokens, supplying personalization data from the personalization computing system to the security element;
wherein authorization data for authenticating the security element in encrypted form are already part of the initialization data and the personalization data comprise a key for decrypting the authorization data.

US Pat. No. 10,397,779

SECURE FINE TIMING MEASUREMENT PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of providing security in a Fine Timing Measurement (FTM) session between an initiating wireless station and a responding wireless station, the method comprising:negotiating, between the initiating wireless station and the responding wireless station, at least one value over a secure network before initiating the FTM session, the at least one value comprising:
a random sequence of nonce values, or
a first predetermined value;
initiating the FTM session by sending, with the initiating wireless station, an FTM request, wherein the FTM request includes at least one security feature, wherein the at least one security feature of the FTM request comprises:
at least a portion of the random sequence of nonce values included in a vendor-specific information element (IE) of a frame body of the FTM request, or
a first media access control (MAC) address included in a MAC header of the FTM request, wherein at least a portion of the first MAC address comprises the first predetermined value;
receiving, at the initiating wireless station, an FTM frame, wherein the FTM frame comprises a response to the at least one security feature;
determining, at the initiating wireless station, an authenticity of the response to the at least one security feature; and
completing the FTM session.

US Pat. No. 10,397,778

COMPUTER NETWORK PROVIDING SECURE MOBILE DEVICE ENROLLMENT FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC., Fo...

1. A computer system comprising:a smart card reader;
a credential management system (CMS) server;
an enrollment server connected with the CMS server on an internal local area network (LAN); and
a mobile device associated with a user and comprising a cellular transceiver and a wireless LAN transceiver, the mobile device being configured to initiate enrollment with the enrollment server via an internal enrollment port inaccessible outside of the internal LAN;
wherein the CMS server cooperates with the smart card reader to authenticate a smart card associated with the user, and generate at least one secure credential that is stored on the mobile device based upon authentication of the smart card;
wherein the enrollment server collects the at least one secure credential from the mobile device via the internal enrollment port, cooperates with the CMS server to verify the at least one secure credential, and enrolls the mobile device to access the enrollment server from outside of the internal LAN based upon verification of the at least one secure credential;
wherein the mobile device downloads at least one application from the enrollment server after enrollment therewith;
wherein the mobile device communicates with the enrollment server and the CMS server using the wireless LAN transceiver during enrollment, and disables the cellular transceiver during enrollment.

US Pat. No. 10,397,773

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING IP ADDRESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a portable electronic device, the method comprising:determining a peer to peer communication group comprising a group owner device and one or more group client devices;
detecting, via a short range wireless communication, at least one external electronic device that is grouped with the portable electronic device in the peer to peer communication group;
performing, without using a dynamic host configuration protocol server, a connection based upon an internet protocol (IP) address to be used by the at least one external electronic device,
wherein the IP address is determined from one or more IP addresses stored in a memory of the portable electronic device based at least in part on a determination that the portable electronic device is assigned as the group owner device and that the at least one external electronic device is assigned as one of the one or more group client devices; and
transmitting, via the short range wireless communication, the IP address to the at least one external electronic device that is grouped with the portable electronic device in the peer to peer communication group before the connection is completed for exchanging content between the at least one external electronic device and the portable electronic device in the peer to peer communication group.

US Pat. No. 10,397,772

NOMINATION OF A PRIMARY CELL PHONE FROM A POOL OF CELL PHONES

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A first mobile device comprising:at least one hardware processor; and
a first mobile device application, executed by the at least one hardware processor, configured to:
obtain characteristics of devices in a pool of devices, the pool of devices associated with a user account and a mobile phone line of a user, the pool of devices including the first mobile device and a second mobile device, the characteristics being related to available resources of a respective mobile device of the pool of devices for use with the mobile phone line;
present the characteristics on a display of the first mobile device;
detect that the first mobile device is in physical contact with the second mobile device; and
in response to the detection, send a switch request to make the mobile phone line inactive for the first mobile device and active for the second mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,768

UNIVERSAL GUTI FOR SIMPLIFIED DEVICE ONBOARDING

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE) device, whether a subscriber identification profile (SIDP) is stored within the UE device;
obtaining, by the UE device, an authorization from a network based on a universal globally unique temporary identifier (UGUTI), upon determining that the subscriber identification profile is not stored in the UE device; and
accessing, by the UE device, the network in accordance with a profile associated with the UGUTI, wherein the profile controls access to the network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,766

METHOD FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) OPERATION PERFORMED BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a device-to-device (D2D) operation performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from the cell,
resource pool information indicating a first resource pool usable for transmitting a D2D signal within coverage of a cell, and
a threshold value for a resource which overlaps between a second resource pool usable for the D2D operation outside the coverage of the cell and the first resource pool; and
transmitting the D2D signal by using the overlapped resource when the quantity of overlapped resources is bigger than the threshold value,
wherein, when the quantity of resources which overlap between the first resource pool and the second resource pool is smaller than the threshold value, the resource pool information indicating the first resource pool is transferred to another terminal outside the cell coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,397,765

EFFICIENT FAR-FIELD MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

7. A measurement system comprising:a device under test comprising at least one antenna,
at least one measurement antenna, and
a signal analysis unit,
wherein the location of the at least one antenna of the device under test is unknown with respect to the device under test,
wherein the signal analysis unit is configured to perform at least one near-field measurement with respect to the device under test with the aid of the at least one measurement antenna,
wherein the signal analysis unit is further configured to locate the at least one antenna of the device under test on the basis of the at least one near-field measurement in order to obtain position data of the at least one antenna of the device under test, and
wherein the signal analysis unit is further configured to determine a minimum far-field measurement distance between the device under test and the at least one measurement antenna by

wherein D is a largest dimension of the device under test, preferably the largest dimension of an antenna region of the device under test, and
wherein ? is the wavelength, preferably the wavelength for the lowest frequency of measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,397,764

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first antenna configured to support first short-range wireless communication and second short-range wireless communication, wherein the first short-range wireless communication is a different protocol than is the second short-range wireless communication;
a second antenna; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
while performing the first short-range wireless communication and the second short-range wireless communication through the first antenna, determine information related to occupancy of the first antenna by the second short-range wireless communication,
in response to determining that the information related to the occupancy satisfies a predetermined condition, maintain the performing the first short-range wireless communication and the second short-range wireless communication through the first antenna, and
in response to determining that the information related to the occupancy satisfies another predetermined condition, change the first antenna to an antenna for performing the first short-range wireless communication from an antenna for supporting the first short-range wireless communication and the second short-range wireless communication, perform the first short-range wireless communication through the first antenna, and perform the second short-range wireless communication through the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,397,763

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A communication device comprising:a wireless communication unit that is configured to perform wireless communication with at least one information display device;
a memory; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to perform operations including:
receiving, via the wireless communication unit, first setting data from one of the at least one information display device having first work data which includes the first setting data;
determining whether the received first setting data and second setting data which is stored in the memory of the communication device are the same as each other; and
in a case in which it is determined that the first setting data and the second setting data are not the same as each other, receiving the first work data from said one of the at least one information display device and registering the received first work data as storage data;
wherein:
the first work data comprises the first setting data and input data input by a user's operations on said one of the at least one information display device,
the first setting data comprises settings for processing performed by said one of the at least one information display device, and
the second setting data is included in second work data which is stored in the memory of the communication device and is transmitted from any one of the at least one information display device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,761

REDUCING MAINTENANCE OVERHEAD AND COSTS IN SMART ENVIRONMENTS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of determining a need for sensors, said method comprising:utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of:
connecting with a plurality of sensors dispersed in a predetermined space;
identifying, using the plurality of sensors, one or more activities of daily living engaged in by a user, wherein the identifying comprises recognizing an occurrence of at least one user-performed event and comparing the recognition of the at least one user-performed event to a database comprising relationships between user-performed events and activities of daily living;
determining impact of an absence of each of the plurality of sensors relative to accuracy in recognizing one or more of the activities of daily living, wherein the determining comprises assigning a quantitative utility value to each of the plurality of sensors associated with a particular activity of daily living, the quantitative utility value signifying an importance of the presence of each of the plurality of sensors in recognition of the one or more activities of daily living; and
employing the quantitative utility value to identify those sensors within the plurality of sensors needed to identify each of the activities of daily living above a predetermined quantitative value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,758

FUNCTION SELECTION BASED ON UTILIZATION LEVEL IN 5G ENVIRONMENTS

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

1. A system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory; and
one or more components stored in the memory and executable by the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving utilization information associated with a plurality of user plane functions, individual ones of the plurality of user plane functions configurable to carry data associated with at least one communication associated with at least one user equipment;
receiving, from a session management function, a request for a user plane, the request associated with a user equipment;
determining, by a network resource function, one or more user plane functions of the plurality of user plane functions to provide to the session management function based at least in part on the utilization information; and
providing an identification of the one or more user plane functions to the session management function to facilitate a communication with the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,397,756

SMS INDICATION APPLICATION RESPONSE REPORTING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a modem of a vehicle; and
a telematics controller of the vehicle configured to communicate using a first protocol requiring a first level of resource usage and a second protocol requiring a second level of resource usage greater than the first level, programmed to
successfully receive a short message service (SMS) message from a service data network via the modem,
identify an application layer error condition that includes the telematics controller being in an area of network coverage requiring use of the second protocol or other application level result code, the application level result code being generated at the vehicle, and
responsive to receipt of the SMS message, include information indicative of the application layer error condition in an SMS deliver report to send to the service data network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,754

PACKET DATA CONVERGENCE PROTOCOL REORDERING WITH ENHANCED COMPONENT CARRIERS

QUALCOMM Incorporation, ...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a packet data convergence (PDCP) layer of a receiving device and from a lower protocol layer of the receiving device, a first plurality of PDCP service data units (SDUs) for a first radio bearer carrying data from a transmitting device with a first reliability target;
receiving, at the PDCP layer of the receiving device and from the lower protocol layer of the receiving device, a second plurality of PDCP SDUs for a second radio bearer carrying data from the transmitting device with a second reliability target that is lower than the first reliability target; and
managing, at the PDCP layer of the receiving device, a reordering procedure on the first plurality of PDCP SDUs received from the lower protocol layer of the receiving device and on the second plurality of PDCP SDUs received from the lower protocol layer of the receiving device to generate a plurality of reordered PDCP SDUs, wherein the reordering procedure comprises:
initiating an empty buffer timer for the first radio bearer or the second radio bearer following receipt of a latest sequential PDCP SDU associated with the respective first radio bearer or second radio bearer, the respective first radio bearer or second radio bearer having an associated reordering window;
discarding a received PDCP SDU that is received outside of the associated reordering window if the empty buffer timer has not expired; and
shifting the associated reordering window if the received PDCP SDU is received outside of the associated reordering window and the empty buffer timer has expired.

US Pat. No. 10,397,749

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIO SIGNATURES

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A system for identifying audio signatures from user equipment, comprising:an application stored in a non-transitory memory of a server and executable by a processor to:
receive a transmission from a user equipment (UE), wherein the transmission comprises an audio signature, a geolocation of the audio signature, and a timestamp of the audio signature, wherein the audio signature has a beginning, an end, and an overall length;
select a portion of the audio signature that is less than the overall length of the audio signature;
generate, for the portion of the audio signature, over a frequency range, a plurality of counts of instances when the portion of the audio signature fell within each frequency range segment of a plurality of range segments within the frequency range;
rank the plurality of range segments based on a count associated with each range segment;
determine, based upon the rank of counts of instances for the plurality of range segments, if the portion of the audio signature corresponds to an audio tag of a plurality of stored audio tags, wherein each audio tag of the plurality of audio tags is associated with at least one of a location type, a geohashed area, or a vendor;
store, based upon the determination that the portion of the audio signature corresponds to an audio tag, the association between the at least one of the location type, the geohashed area, or the vendor and the UE;
determine a SEND or DO NOT SEND state associated with the UE and determine a SEND or DO NOT SEND state associated with the location type; and
transmit data to the UE if the states are SEND, or block transmission of data to the UE if one or more of the states are DO NOT SEND.

US Pat. No. 10,397,745

TARGETING NOTIFICATIONS INTENDED FOR DRIVERS TO A TRUSTED AUTOMOBILE PASSENGER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer implemented method for redirecting notifications comprising:determining that a first mobile device is in motion at a speed that exceeds a threshold value;
determining that the while the first mobile device is in motion at a speed that exceeds the threshold value, the first mobile device is within a threshold distance of the second mobile device;
receiving an input at the first mobile device identifying that the first mobile device is a mobile device of a driver of an automobile;
determining that a second mobile device is in a position of a passenger of the automobile;
pairing the first mobile device with the second mobile device in response to the first mobile device being determined as being in a position of the driver and in response to the second mobile device being in the position of the passenger;
determining that a notification has been received by the first mobile device;
automatically transmitting the notification from the first mobile device to the second mobile device, without providing an indication to a user of the first mobile device that the notification was received by the first mobile device; and
transmitting a reply to the notification with a message that the reply is on behalf of a user of the first mobile device from the second mobile device, setting a reminder on the first mobile device that the notification was received, and transmitting the reply made by the second mobile device to the first mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,743

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION USAGE IN SYSTEMS THAT INCLUDE ACCESSORY DEVICES

FITBIT, INC., San Franci...

1. A wearable device configured to be worn by a user, the wearable device comprising:a display;
at least one sensor configured to generate contextual information associated with the wearable device; and
at least one processor configured to:
receive first contextual information generated by the at least one sensor, the first contextual information indicative of a state of the user or the user's environment;
determine, based at least on the first contextual information and at least one parameter associated with a first application associated with the wearable device, that content associated with the first application is to be displayed on the display;
cause, in response to the determination, first content associated with the first application to be displayed on the display;
receive user feedback in response to the first content being displayed;
determine whether the determination to display the first content was appropriate based at least in part on the user feedback; and
cause, based at least on the user feedback, the at least one parameter associated with the first application to be updated.

US Pat. No. 10,397,740

DYNAMIC NOTIFICATION ENGINE FOR NOTIFICATION THROTTLING BASED ON CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS

The Toronto-Dominion Bank...

1. A system comprising:a communications module;
at least one memory storing instructions, a plurality of user profiles, each user profile associated with a user device, a repository of notification rules including at least one rule set identifying events for triggering notifications to user devices associated with particular ones of the user profiles based on a set of notification requirements, and a repository of notification modification rules identifying contextual determinations associated with the particular ones of the user profiles related to the triggered notification, where the notification modification rules identify a particular modification to the triggered notification prior to transmission of the triggered notification, wherein at least one notification modification rule identifies modifications to triggered notifications based on a user profile-specific contextual rule; and
at least one hardware processor interoperably coupled with the at least one memory and the communications module, wherein the instructions instruct the at least one hardware processor to:
identify at least one satisfied notification rule for triggering notifications to a user device associated with at least one particular user profile;
for each of the at least one particular user profiles:
access the particular user profile to identify at least one user-specific contextual rule corresponding to the at least one notification modification rules;
identify a current user context associated with the particular user profile;
in response to determining that the identified current user context associated with the particular user profile satisfies the at least one user-specific contextual rule before the notification is transmitted, modify the triggered notification for the particular user profile based on the particular modification associated with the satisfied at least one user-specific contextual rule; and
in response to determining that the identified current user context associated with the particular user profile does not satisfy the at least one user-specific contextual rule, transmit, via the communications module, a first signal to the user device associated with the particular user profile, the first signal including the triggered notification.

US Pat. No. 10,397,738

TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESSLY DOCKING TO A DEVICE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory comprising one or more instructions;
a processor circuit for a wireless communication device coupled with the memory operable to execute the one or more instruction to cause the processor circuit to:
generate a request message for transmission to a docking device via a 60 gigahertz (GHz) communication band;
cause communication of the request message to the docking device via the 60 GHz communication band;
receive a response message from the docking device via the 60 GHz communication band, the response message to include a delay value (TDELAY), wherein the delay value is an amount of processing time caused by the docking device processing the request message;
determine the delay value (TDELAY) from the response message;
calculate a round trip time (TRTT) based a timestamp associated with the response message and a timestamp associated with the request message; and
determine a distance between the wireless communication device and the docking device based on at least the delay value (TDELAY) and the round trip time (TRTT).

US Pat. No. 10,397,736

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a microphone;
a location information module;
a short-range communication module; and
a controller operably coupled to the microphone and the short-range communication module and configured to:
establish communication with a wearable device via the short-range communication module;
cause the short-range communication module to transmit audio data to the wearable device in response to a user input;
cause the mobile terminal to activate an audio recognition mode to perform surrounding context awareness in response to audio received via the microphone when the mobile terminal transmits audio data to the wearable device; and
cause the short-range communication module to stop transmitting the audio data to the wearable device and cause the short-range communication module to transmit notification information corresponding to a preset audio signal to the wearable device when the preset audio signal is detected in the audio,
wherein the preset audio signal comprises at least one specific word included in a voice of a user pre-registered at the mobile terminal, and
wherein the controller is further configured to select, based on a detected location of the mobile terminal received via the location information module, either the audio received via the microphone or a voice signal generated to correspond to the at least one specific word detected in the audio received via the microphone for transmitting the notification information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,734

SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY FOR ACTIVATING GEOFENCE FROM SELECTION LIST

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer implemented method for activating a geofence comprising:storing a plurality of pre-defined geofences in a database;
storing a plurality of geofence activation rules in a database, each activation rule being based on data obtained from calendaring data and analytics data;
enabling a geofence activation rule;
selecting at least one pre-defined geofence based on the enabled geofence activation rule;
activating and deactivating the at least one selected pre-defined geofence based on the enabled geofence activation rule; and
providing a notification to a device upon deactivation of the at least one selected pre-defined geofence, wherein the calendaring data includes data from one or more calendar schedules and at least one member selected from the group consisting of, time ranges, dates and date ranges, wherein the analytics data includes analyzing calendaring data trends, and the geofence activation rules database automatically modifies one or more activation rules based on the calendaring data trends, and wherein the one or more calendar schedules are automatically changed by the geofence activation rules database based on calendar schedule changes received from a user.

US Pat. No. 10,397,733

SHARING OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA FOR CLIENT DEVICE USAGE

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A client device comprising:a processor;
an environmental sensor to sense an environmental condition, an output of the environmental sensor being a local environmental sensor value; and
a wireless receiver to receive environmental data including an ambient temperature and one or more of humidity, barometric pressure, altitude, light, and sound for a certain proximity area from a second client device according to an environmental data sharing protocol via a wireless network;
wherein the environmental data sharing protocol allows receipt of the environmental data without requiring pairing, bonding, or other relationship of client devices, wherein the environmental data are inserted into a beacon frame to operate as an environmental data frame to broadcast the environmental data to the client devices, wherein the client device is to apply the received environmental data for client device management, wherein the client device is to adjust a threshold value for the local environmental sensor value based on the received environmental data, and to apply the adjusted threshold value in operation of the client device, wherein the environmental condition includes a skin temperature of the client device and the threshold value is a threshold temperature for the skin temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,397,730

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL SURROUND SOUND ON HEADPHONES

GLOBAL DELIGHT TECHNOLOGI...

10. An apparatus (301) comprising:a plurality of audio filters (302) configured for filtering an audio input to extract a plurality of elements present in the audio input, wherein the plurality of audio filters (302) further comprising:
frequency filters (302-1, 302-2) configured for filtering frequency components from the audio input to which a human auditory system is sensitive;
lower-mid frequency filters (302-3, 302-4) configured for filtering lower-mid frequency components from the audio input;
high frequency filter (302-5) configured for filtering high frequency components from the audio input; and
low frequency filter (302-6) configured for filtering low frequency components from the audio input;
a plurality of Head Related Transfer Function (HRTF) filters (303) configured for applying spatial cues to each of the extracted plurality of elements for a determined layout of a plurality of virtual speakers;
the plurality of HRTF filters (303) configured for combining the frequency components extracted by the audio filters (302-1, 302-2);
a plurality of tuning engines (304) configured for tuning output of the plurality of HRTF filters (303);
a three-dimensional (3D) audio mixer (305) configured for mixing the tuned output of the plurality of tuning engines (304); and
the three-dimensional (3D) audio mixer (305) configured for rendering the mixed tuned output on a left and right channel of the headphone (301).

US Pat. No. 10,397,726

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR FOCUSING SOUND SIGNALS IN A SHARED 3D SPACE

Nureva, Inc., (CA)

1. A method of real-time, low-latency sound source location targeting in the presence of reverb and ambient noise signals in a shared three-dimensional space, comprising:predefining, in the shared three-dimensional space, a three-dimensional coordinate grid of a plurality of virtual-microphone locations, each of which is related to a plurality of physical microphones in the shared three-dimensional space, so as to define, for each virtual-microphone location, delay and weight factors with respect to each related physical microphone in the shared three-dimensional space;
at least one processor core provided for each physical microphone, for parallel-process-calculating, for each physical microphone with respect to each virtual microphone location, sound source location by:
fetching from memory the delay factor for each virtual microphone location with respect to the corresponding physical microphone;
fetching from memory the weight factors for each virtual microphone location with respect to the corresponding physical microphone;
fetching from memory at least one sound source signal from the corresponding physical microphone in the shared three-dimensional space;
using at least one delay line to process the fetched at least one sound source signal from the corresponding physical microphone using the fetched delay factor to produce a delayed sound source signal for each virtual microphone location; and
multiplying the delayed sound source signal by the fetched weight factor for each virtual microphone to produce a delayed and weighted sound source signal for each virtual microphone for the corresponding physical microphone;
summing the delayed and weighted sound source signals from all of the processor cores to provide a summed total signal corresponding to each virtual microphone location;
measuring the energy of the summed total signal for each virtual microphone location;
determining, from the measured energy of each summed signal, a three-dimensional grid coordinate location for each sound source with respect to each virtual microphone location in the shared three-dimensional space; and
outputting, in real-time, the determined three-dimensional grid location coordinates and signal strengths of all of the sound sources in the shared three-dimensional space.

US Pat. No. 10,397,724

MODIFYING AN APPARENT ELEVATION OF A SOUND SOURCE UTILIZING SECOND-ORDER FILTER SECTIONS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:determining an actual elevation of a sound source, wherein the actual elevation is indicative of a first location at which the sound source is physically located relative to a first listening reference point;
determining a desired elevation for a portion of an audio signal, wherein the desired elevation is indicative of a second location at which the portion of the audio signal is perceived to be physically located relative to the first listening reference point, and the desired elevation is different from the actual elevation; and
based on the actual elevation, the desired elevation, and the first listening reference point, modifying the audio signal by:
generating a digital filter based on information relating to different individual filters, wherein the information relating to different individual filters comprises parametric values defining a number of parametric equalizers (PEQs) that characterize the different individual filters based on Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) corresponding to the actual elevation and the desired elevation; and
filtering the portion of the audio signal during the reproduction of the audio signal via the digital filter that increases accuracy in apparent elevation change and reduces spectral coloration, such that the portion of the audio signal is perceived to be physically located at the desired elevation during reproduction of the audio signal via the sound source.

US Pat. No. 10,397,722

DISTRIBUTED AUDIO CAPTURE AND MIXING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. Apparatus comprising:at least one processor, and
at least one non-transitory memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, causes the apparatus at least to:
receive a spatial audio signal associated with a microphone array configured to provide spatial audio capture and at least one additional audio signal associated with an additional microphone, the at least one additional audio signal having been delayed with a variable delay determined such that the spatial audio signal and the at least one additional audio signal are time aligned;
receive a relative position between a first position associated with the microphone array and a second position associated with the additional microphone;
generate at least two output audio channel signals with processing and mixing the spatial audio signal and the at least one additional audio signal based on the relative position between the first position and the second position such that the at least two output audio channel signals present an augmented audio scene.

US Pat. No. 10,397,719

PORTED HEADPHONES AND RELATED METHODS

Skullcandy, Inc., Park C...

1. A headphone, comprising:an ear-cup housing; and
an audio driver disposed at least partially within the ear-cup housing, the audio driver including:
a driver housing;
a diaphragm suspended from the driver housing;
one of a magnet and a coil carried on a back side of the diaphragm;
another of the magnet and the coil carried by the driver housing behind the diaphragm, the magnet and coil magnetically coupled with one another such that electrical current flowing through the coil generates a magnetic force acting on the diaphragm through the magnet or coil carried on the back side of the diaphragm; and
a port extending through a surface of the driver housing directly between an acoustical cavity within the driver housing and an exterior of the ear-cup housing without communicating acoustically with a volume of space outside the driver housing and within the ear-cup housing, such that the acoustical cavity does not communicate acoustically with the volume of space.

US Pat. No. 10,397,716

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING SOUND LEVELS

Honeywell International I...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of sound level sensors deployed throughout a premises; and
a plurality of sound level display devices deployed throughout the premises,
wherein the premises includes a plurality of regions,
wherein each of the plurality of regions includes a respective one of the plurality of sound level sensors and a respective one of the plurality of sound level display devices,
wherein the respective one of the plurality of sound level sensors in a first one of the plurality of regions determines a respective sound level within the first one of the plurality of regions for a sound originating from a source located in a second one of the plurality of regions, and
wherein the respective one of the plurality of sound level display devices in the second one of the plurality of regions displays an indicator of the respective sound level within the first one of the plurality of regions.

US Pat. No. 10,397,715

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING DATA INTEGRITY AND POWER EFFICIENCY

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

14. A external component of a medical device, comprising:communication electronics;
at least one processor configured to:
implement a first set of one or more operational settings to generate a first signal and to use the first set of one or more operational settings and the communication electronics to transcutaneously transmit the first signal to an implantable component,
determining whether the first signal transmitted from the external component to the implantable component has an acceptable data integrity;
if the first signal has an acceptable data integrity, then maintaining a configuration of at least the external component to continue operation in accordance with the first set of one or more operational settings; and
if the first signal does not have an acceptable data integrity, then automatically reconfiguring at least the external component to operate in accordance with a second set of one or more operational settings.

US Pat. No. 10,397,714

HYBRID SHELL FOR HEARING AID

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method for constructing a hearing aid shell, comprising: 3D printing a first shell portion made of a hard material; 3D printing a mold for a second shell portion; filling the mold with a soft material which is allowed to set to form the second shell portion; adhesively attaching the first and second shell portions; and, 3D printing textured surfaces on the surfaces of the first and second shell portions that are adhesively attached, wherein both of the first and second shell portions partially form an anterior surface of the hearing aid shell that contacts an anterior surface of a user's ear canal when the hearing aid shell is worn while the other of first or second shell portions forms a posterior surface of the hearing aid shell that contacts a posterior surface of the user's ear canal when the hearing aid shell is worn, and the textured surfaces of the first and second shell portions comprise interlocking portions that increase the surface area of contact.

US Pat. No. 10,397,711

METHOD OF DETERMINING OBJECTIVE PERCEPTUAL QUANTITIES OF NOISY SPEECH SIGNALS

1. A method of determining an objective perceptual quantity of a noisy speech signal using directional sound information, comprising:obtaining a noisy speech signal comprising a mixture of target speech and interfering noise by a first hearing instrument, wherein the first hearing instrument comprises a microphone arrangement;
obtaining, from the microphone arrangement, (1) a first noisy speech segment associated with a first directivity pattern having a first directivity index and (2) a second noisy speech segment associated with a second directivity pattern having a second directivity index, the second directivity pattern being different from the first directivity pattern, wherein the second directivity index is smaller than the first directivity index at one or more reference frequencies;
recording the first noisy speech segment that is associated with the first directivity pattern;
recording the second noisy speech segment that is associated with the second directivity pattern; and
determining at least one value of the objective perceptual quantity of the noisy speech signal by a signal processor by comparing the first noisy speech segment and the second noisy speech segment;
wherein the objective perceptual quantity comprises a speech intelligibility measure.

US Pat. No. 10,397,709

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL MICROPHONE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A microelectromechanical microphone, comprising:a planar first electrode that is formed, at least in portions, from an electrically conductive material,
a planar second electrode that is formed, at least in portions, from an electrically conductive material and that is arranged at a distance from the first electrode,
a spacer that is arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode, and
a membrane that is arranged in a space defined between the first electrode and the second electrode and that is displaceable in a direction of at least one of the first electrode or the second electrode, the membrane comprising a membrane passage opening through which the spacer extends;
a holder, at which at least one of the first electrode or the second electrode is held in a resilient manner by a spring arrangement,
wherein the space defined between the first and the second electrode, in which the membrane is arranged, has a gas exchange connection with surroundings of the microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,397,707

PIEZOELECTRIC SOUNDING COMPONENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A piezoelectric sounding component, comprising: a diaphragm which vibrates in response to an electric signal applied thereto; a casing having a sound chamber having an open end and a support portion for supporting the diaphragm at a location within the casing such that the diaphragm closes the open end of the sound chamber, the diaphragm being supported by the support portion such that there is a gap between outer peripheral edges of the diaphragm and inner surfaces of the casing; first and second terminals located on casing; first and second elastic adhesives that join the diaphragm to the casing at locations corresponding to the first and second terminals, respectively; first and second conductive adhesives extending over the first and second elastic adhesives, respectively, and electrically connecting the diaphragm to the first and second terminals, respectively; and a frame-like sealing portion that seals the gap between outer peripheral edges of the diaphragm and inner surfaces of the casing; wherein the support portion includes a recessed portion, at least part of which is located immediately below, and in direct contact with the first elastic adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,397,702

METHOD OF DETECTING EXTERNAL DEVICES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PROCESSING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory; and
a processor electrically coupled to the memory,
wherein the processor executing instructions stored in the memory is configured to:
detect an insertion of earphones into a connector of the electronic device,
determine first polarity information based on location information of the electronic device in response to detecting the insertion of the earphones,
based on the first polarity information, set a sound path of the electronic device,
determine second polarity information detected from the inserted earphones,
determine whether a change of the sound path is required based on a comparison between the first polarity information and the second polarity information, and
change the sound path based on the second polarity information in response to determining that the change of the sound path is required.

US Pat. No. 10,397,701

DIRECT CURRENT MODE DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER TO CLASS D AMPLIFIER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A system for amplifying an analog current to produce an output audio signal, comprising:a class D amplifier;
a current steering digital-to-analog converter (DAC) directly connected to the class D amplifier;
a common mode servo circuit coupled to a node interconnecting the current steering DAC to the class D;
a feed-forward common-mode compensation circuit, the feed-forward common-mode compensation circuit comprising:
first and second resistors coupled to respective outputs of the class D amplifier; and
a current mirror coupled to the first and second resistors and configured to sink a current from the node to ground that mirrors a common mode feedback current of the class D amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,397,699

AUDIO LENS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one camera, at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured to with the at least one processor cause the apparatus to:determine a viewing angle associated with the at least one camera;
determine from at least two audio signals at least one audio source relative to the apparatus; and
generate at least one spatial filter defining a first orientation range associated with the viewing angle and a second orientation range associated with outside of the viewing angle so as to control a level of the at least one audio source dependent on whether the at least one audio source is located within the viewing angle;
wherein the apparatus is caused to determine a motion parameter associated with at least one of the at least one audio source or the apparatus;
wherein the at least one spatial filter is dependent on the motion parameter; and
wherein generating the at least one spatial filter further causes the apparatus to determine at least one spatial filter transition region so as to control the at least one audio source between the viewing angle and outside viewing angle dependent on the motion parameter if at least one of the at least one audio source or the apparatus moves.

US Pat. No. 10,397,698

AUDIO DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AUDIO DEVICE

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. An audio device, comprising:an audio signal communication unit comprising a reception unit configured to receive an audio signal via wireless communication and a transmission unit configured to transmit an audio signal via wireless communication;
a plurality of signal input units comprising the reception unit;
an input selection unit configured to select one signal input unit from among the plurality of signal input units;
a control unit configured to control switching of the input selection unit;
a signal processing unit,
wherein the control unit is configured to:
switch, when the input selection unit has selected a signal input unit other than the reception unit, the input selection unit to the selected signal input unit and input an audio signal, which is input from the selected signal input unit, into the signal processing unit; and
switch, when the reception unit has received an audio signal via wireless communication, the input selection unit from the selected signal input unit to the reception unit and input the received audio signal into the signal processing unit; and
an instruction reception unit configured to receive an instruction to set the transmission unit on/off,
wherein the reception unit and the transmission unit are each capable of being switched on/off, and
wherein the control unit is configured to:
control switching of on/off of each of the reception unit and the transmission unit;
switch, when the input selection unit has selected a signal input unit other than the reception unit and the instruction reception unit is instructed to set the transmission unit off, the input selection unit to the selected signal input unit, input an audio signal, which is input from the selected signal input unit, into the signal processing unit, and set the reception unit on; and
switch, when the reception unit has received an audio signal via wireless communication and the reception unit is on, the input selection unit from the selected signal input unit to the reception unit and input the received audio signal into the signal processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,693

ACOUSTIC CHAMBERS DAMPED WITH PLURAL RESONANT CHAMBERS, AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An acoustic enclosure comprising:a housing at least partially defining an acoustic chamber for an acoustic radiator, wherein the housing further defines an acoustic port from the acoustic chamber to a surrounding environment;
an acoustic resonator having a first resonant chamber and a second resonant chamber, wherein the acoustic resonator comprises a first duct to acoustically couple the first resonant chamber with the acoustic chamber and a second duct to acoustically couple the second resonant chamber with the first resonant chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,397,692

MULTI-DRIVER ARRAY AUDIO SPEAKER SYSTEM

1. A loudspeaker system comprising:a first vertical driver column and a second vertical driver column in a first speaker cabinet having a first audio signal input;
a first electric circuit with
the first vertical driver column electrically connected to the first audio signal input,
the second vertical driver column electrically connected to the first audio signal input via a first low pass filter,
the first low pass filter having a first ?3 dB corner cutoff frequency (?3 dB),
wherein the first electrical circuit is configured to provide the first vertical driver column with a first non-frequency-attenuated signal from the first audio signal input;
the first vertical driver column having a first acoustic center line;
the second vertical driver column having an output at a second acoustic center line located a first horizontal face distance (dc) from the first acoustic center line; and

wherein S is the speed of sound.

US Pat. No. 10,397,691

AUDIO ASSISTED DYNAMIC BARCODE SYSTEM

Cubic Corporation, San D...

1. A gate validation system comprising:a barcode reader;
a speaker; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the barcode reader and the speaker, wherein the processor is configured to perform operations comprising:
receiving, using the barcode reader, a first barcode from a portable electronic device indicating a request for passage through a gate;
outputting, using the speaker, an audio signal consisting of a sinusoidal signal having a single predetermined frequency, wherein the predetermined frequency is selected from a set of frequencies;
receiving, using the barcode reader, a second barcode from the portable electronic device indicating a detected frequency of the audio signal, wherein the set of frequencies is stored within the portable electronic device;
determining that the detected frequency matches the predetermined frequency; and
in response to determining that the detected frequency matches the predetermined frequency, facilitating passage of a holder of the portable electronic device through the gate.

US Pat. No. 10,397,685

EARPHONE

DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.,...

1. An earphone comprising:a first vibration plate for vibration by a first piezoelectric element; and
a casing disposed with the first vibration plate, for transmitting to an ear canal cartilage the vibration of the first vibration plate, wherein
the casing has a cylindrical shape and is inserted into an ear canal,
the first vibration plate is disposed within the casing,
the casing comprises a plate-shaped supporting member arranged radially as viewed extending along a radial direction in a cross section of the cylindrical shape of the casing, the supporting member being arranged at an end of the casing, the end of the casing being located forward in a direction in which the casing is inserted into the ear canal, and
one end of the first vibration plate connects to the supporting member, and the first vibration plate is disposed along an axis of the cylindrical shape of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,397,681

ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

Base Corporation, Framin...

1. A loudspeaker, comprising:a housing with an interior;
an acoustic radiator in the housing interior, wherein the acoustic radiator is configured to emit front-side sound from its front side into a front volume of the housing, and rear-side sound from its rear side into a rear volume of the housing;
a plurality of sound-emitting vents in the housing, the vents comprising a first front vent that is configured to emit front-side sound, a first rear vent that is configured to emit rear-side sound, and a second rear vent that is configured to emit rear-side sound;
wherein a first loudspeaker dipole is defined by the first front vent and the first rear vent, and a second loudspeaker dipole is defined by the first front vent and the second rear vent;
wherein the first rear vent is closer to the first front vent than is the second rear vent, so that the first loudspeaker dipole has a shorter effective length than does the second loudspeaker dipole; and
a structure that carries the housing, wherein the structure is configured to be worn on a user's head such that the housing is near but not on or in the user's ear, and with the first front vent closer to the ear canal opening than the first and second rear vents, and the first rear vent closer to the ear canal opening than the second rear vent.

US Pat. No. 10,397,678

VERSATILE MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. An entertainment system, comprising:a housing having an audio processor configured to process an input audio data stream into a low frequency audio output stream and a middle to high frequency output stream,
the housing having a low frequency audio transducer configured to receive the low frequency audio output stream to produce a low frequency audio output,
the housing having at least two first interfaces distributed about the housing for releasably coupling respectively to a second interface of a middle to high frequency audio transducer configured to receive the middle to high frequency output stream and to broadcast a middle to high frequency audio output,
whereby a user may select a location on the housing for the middle to high frequency audio transducer by selecting one of the first interfaces for coupling to the second interface of the middle to high frequency audio transducer and the user may rotate the middle to high frequency audio transducer with respect to the housing, and
whereby the user may change the middle to high frequency audio transducer to a different location on the housing by selecting another of the first interfaces for coupling to the second interface of the middle to high frequency audio transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,397,676

SPEAKER MODULE

Goertek.Inc, Weifang, Sh...

1. A speaker module for being used in a mobile electronic product, comprising:a speaker assembly; and
a module shell bearing the speaker assembly, wherein a material of the module shell is doped with a thermally conductive filler,
wherein the material of the module shell is plastic and wherein the module shell comprises a first shell and a second shell
wherein the first shell is provided with a speaker slot and the speaker slot is positioned at the same side of the first shell and the second shell and the speaker assembly is mounted inside the speaker slot,
wherein the second shell and the first shell are mounted in a combined manner,
wherein, the material of the first shell is plastic and during injection molding, the plastic of the first shell is doped with particles or powder of the thermally conductive filler, and
wherein the material of the second shell is plastic and the plastic of the second shell is not doped with the thermally conductive filler to prevent a performance change of the second shell from affecting the reliability and sound quality of the speaker module.

US Pat. No. 10,397,674

PON WAVELENGTH BONDING FOR PROVIDING HIGHER-RATE DATA SERVICES

ADTRAN, Inc., Huntsville...

1. A optical line terminal (OLT) controller comprising:a first communications interface over which the OLT controller interacts with an OLT;
a second communications interface that enables the OLT controller to interact with multiple optical network units (ONUs); and
one or more processors that configure a control plane of the OLT and the multiple ONUs by performing operations comprising:
assigning, in two or more physical ports of the OLT, a bonded XGEM (bXGEM) to a first optical network unit (ONU) from among multiple ONUs that are connected to the OLT;
assigning, to each of multiple access node interfaces (ANIs) in the first ONU, a bonded Transmission Container (bT-CONT);
associating, using a bonded group list (BGL), the bXGEM that is assigned to the first ONU with multiple different bT-CONTs of the first ONU; and
wherein the BGL association of the bXGEM with the multiple different bT-CONTs configures the first ONU to transmit data packets to the OLT over the bXGEM using multiple different wavelengths corresponding to the multiple different bT-CONTs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,671

PLANAR PHOTONIC SWITCH FABRICS WITH REDUCED WAVEGUIDE CROSSINGS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

8. A computer-implemented method, comprising:arranging, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, a first planar switch fabric topology with a defined amount of waveguides between a plurality of inputs of the first planar switch fabric topology and a plurality of outputs of the first planar switch fabric topology; and
transposing, by the system, a first portion of an input stage of the first planar switch fabric topology, and nesting an input of a first switch element of the transposed first portion within an output of a second switch element of the transposed first portion to form a second planar switch fabric topology, the second planar switch fabric topology having a lower number of waveguide crossings of the waveguides than the first planar switch fabric topology wherein the second planar switch fabric topology has the defined amount of waveguides.