US Pat. No. 10,335,121

FEMALE URINATION RECEIVER

1. A urine receiver comprising a hollow body having an upper end and a lower end,the upper end terminating in an open top of saddle shape which at least approximates the configuration of the inside of a users thighs, labia, or other convenient zone,
the lower end terminating in a base, in which an outlet is located, and configured for discharge of the contents of the receiver, the outlet being connectable to a sample container for collection of samples of urine,
wherein the urine receiver further comprises an indicator holder for litmus or other indicators, the indicator holder including an insert shaped to support a filter and/or sponge conforming in shape to the inside of the urine receiver, configured for absorbing the initial stream of urine and prevent unwanted ingress of microorganisms or other dirt.

US Pat. No. 10,335,120

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR 3D ULTRASOUND VOLUME MEASUREMENTS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. An ultrasound imaging system for providing a three-dimensional image of a volume within anatomy of a patient, the ultrasound imaging system comprising:a transducer array configured to be placed adjacent to the anatomy and provide an ultrasound receive signal;
one or more processors configured to receive the ultrasound receive signal and to provide display data representing the three-dimensional image of the volume, wherein the three-dimensional image of the volume comprises a structure;
a display configured to receive the display data and to provide the three-dimensional image of the volume, wherein the display is further configured to provide a cursor movable within the three-dimensional image of the volume; and
an input device configured to provide input data to the one or more processors, wherein the input data includes a movement of the cursor,
wherein the one or more processors are further configured to determine a distance, without foreshortening, between a first point on the structure and a second point on the structure, wherein the one or more processors determining the distance includes:
causing a first movement of the cursor in a X-Y plane of the three-dimensional image;
receiving a selection of the first point on the structure based on the first movement of the cursor, wherein the first point is located in the X-Y plane;
causing a second movement of the cursor in a X-Z plane of the three-dimensional image while the structure remains in a same orientation in the three-dimensional image as during the first movement of the cursor, wherein the X-Z plane is normal to the X-Y plane;
causing a display of a visual representation of a collision between the cursor and a surface of the structure during the second movement of the cursor in the X-Z plane;
receiving a selection of the second point based on the visual representation of the collision such that the second point is on the structure and not in space around the structure in the three-dimensional image, wherein the second point is located in the X-Z plane; and
determining the distance between the first point and the second point.

US Pat. No. 10,335,116

ROBOT ASSISTED ULTRASOUND SYSTEM

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A cooperatively controlled robot-assisted ultrasound tomography system, comprising:a first ultrasound probe;
a robot comprising a manipulator arm having a tool end;
a second ultrasound probe attached to the tool end of the manipulator arm,
the first ultrasound probe and the second ultrasound probe configured to communicate signals therebetween;
a tracker to track at least one of a position or pose of the first ultrasound probe,
the tracker including a camera configured to detect a marker associated with the first ultrasound probe,
the camera and the marker being positioned such that the marker is in a line of sight of the camera during an ultrasound scan;
a robot control system in operable communication with the tracker and configured to control at least one of a position or a pose of the second ultrasound probe based on the at least one tracked position or pose of the first ultrasound probe,
the at least one of the position or the pose of the second ultrasound probe to mirror the at least one tracked position or pose of the first ultrasound probe during a simultaneous imaging operation of the second ultrasound probe and the first ultrasound probe; and
an ultrasound processing system configured to:
communicate with at least one of the first ultrasound probe or the second ultrasound probe; and
provide, for display, an ultrasound image based on the simultaneous imaging operation of the first ultrasound probe and the second ultrasound probe.

US Pat. No. 10,335,114

METHOD AND ULTRASOUND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ULTRASOUND IMAGE

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. A method of providing an ultrasound image comprising a medical tool that is inserted into an object, performed by an ultrasound apparatus, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of steering images corresponding to a plurality of steering angles;
selecting one of the plurality of steering images based on brightness information of the medical tool in each of the plurality of steering images;
detecting a steering angle corresponding to the one of the plurality of steering images;
obtaining the ultrasound image comprising the medical tool by using the detected steering angle; and
displaying the obtained ultrasound image on a screen,
wherein the selecting the one of the plurality of steering images comprises:
selecting a first steering image comprising the medical tool having a highest brightness value from among the plurality of steering images,
when a brightness value of the medical tool in the first steering image is equal to or less than a threshold value, selecting a second steering angle within a particular angle range based on a first steering angle corresponding to the first steering image, and
when a brightness value of the medical tool in a second steering image corresponding to the second steering angle is greater than the threshold value, selecting the second steering image.

US Pat. No. 10,335,112

X-RAY CT APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE X-RAY CT APPARATUS

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An X-ray CT apparatus comprising:an X-ray source that irradiates an object with X-rays;
an X-ray detector that is disposed to oppose the X-ray source and detects X-rays having been transmitted through the object;
a rotation disk that is mounted with the X-ray source and the X-ray detector, and is rotated around the object;
an image reconstruction device that reconstructs a tomographic image of the object on the basis of a transmitted X-ray dose detected by the X-ray detector;
an image display device that displays the tomographic image reconstructed by the image reconstruction device;
a system control device that controls the respective devices so as to perform scanning;
an operation console instruction device that instructs the system control device to prepare, start, and stop scanning in an operation console; and
a scan gantry instruction device that instructs the system control device to prepare, start, and stop scanning in a scan room,
wherein the system control device includes a scanning preparation control unit that performs some scanning preparation processes among a plurality of scanning preparation processes on the basis of an instruction for scanning preparation from the operation console instruction device or the scan gantry instruction device.

US Pat. No. 10,335,108

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE ACCURACY OF A MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICE

1. A method for improving the accuracy of a digital medical model of a part of a patient, the medical model comprising at least 2 medical images recorded with a medical imaging device, the method comprising:obtaining a set of at least 2 medical images of the patient, where an element comprising a predefined geometry or predefined information was attached to the patient during the recording of the medical images;
obtaining at least 2 tracking images taken with at least one camera having a known positional relationship relative to the medical imaging device, said tracking images depicting at least part of the element;
determining any movement of the element between acquisition of the at least 2 tracking images; and
generating the digital medical model from the acquired medical images, wherein the determined movement of the element is used to compensate for any movement of the patient between the acquisition of the medical images;
wherein compensating for any movement of the patient between the acquisition of the medical images comprises:
associating a time stamp with each of the medical images, and each of the tracking images;
determining the position and orientation of the element at each time stamp and determining therefrom the movement of the element during medical image acquisition; and
generating the digital medical model from the acquired medical images, wherein the generating of the digital medical model comprises iteratively adjusting the digital medical model to account for the movement of the element during medical image acquisition.

US Pat. No. 10,335,107

TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE GENERATION DEVICE AND METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A tomographic image generation device comprising:an image obtaining unit for obtaining a plurality of projection images corresponding to different radiation source positions, the projection images being taken by moving a radiation source relative to a detecting unit and applying radiation to a subject from the different radiation source positions to which the radiation source is moved;
a pixel value projecting unit for projecting pixel values of the projection images on coordinate positions on a desired slice plane of the subject based on a positional relationship between the radiation source position with which each of the projection images is taken and the detecting unit, while preserving the pixel values of the projection images; and
a pixel value calculating unit for calculating a pixel value at each coordinate position of interest on the slice plane based on a plurality of pixel values of the projection images projected in a predetermined range relative to the coordinate position of interest on the slice plane to thereby generate a tomographic image of the slice plane;
wherein the pixel value projecting unit projects, for each of the different radiation source positions, pixel values at coordinate positions on the corresponding projection image intersecting with straight lines that connect the radiation source position and individual pixel positions on the slice plane as pixel values at the pixel positions on the slice plane on the straight lines, and
wherein the pixel value calculating unit calculates the pixel value at the coordinate position of interest by performing regression analysis on pixel values of the projection images projected on the slice plane.

US Pat. No. 10,335,105

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNTHESIZING VIRTUAL HIGH DOSE OR HIGH KV COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IMAGES FROM LOW DOSE OR LOW KV COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IMAGES

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for synthesizing a target medical image from a source medical image comprising:extracting a plurality of image patches from a source medical image; and
generating a synthesized target medical image from the source medical image by calculating voxel values in the synthesized target medical image based on a probabilistic model that combines: 1) a likelihood function that calculates a first probability for the voxel values in the synthesized target medical image based on the image patches extracted from the source medical image, and 2) a prior function that calculates a second probability for the voxel values in the synthesized target medical image based on a predetermined condition associated the synthesized target medical image,
wherein the prior function comprises at least one of: a probability function learned from intensity distributions in a set of target training samples, a function that calculates the second probability based on a spatial smoothness condition, and a function that calculates the second probability based on a sparseness condition, and
wherein generating the synthesized target medical image from the source medical image comprises:
detecting K nearest neighbors in a set of source training samples for each of the plurality of image patches in the source medical image;
identifying K corresponding target training samples from the K nearest neighbors in the set of source training samples for each of the plurality of image patches in the source medical image;
determining an individual likelihood function for each of a plurality of voxels in the synthesized target medical image based on the K corresponding target training samples identified for a respective one of the plurality of image patches of the source medical image centered at a corresponding voxel in the source medical image; and
calculating the likelihood function as a sum of probabilities calculated by the individual likelihood function for each of the plurality of voxels in the synthesized target medical image.

US Pat. No. 10,335,100

X-RAY SCATTER REDUCING DEVICE FOR USE WITH 2D MAMMOGRAPHY AND TOMOSYNTHESIS

HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborou...

1. A multi-mode imaging apparatus comprising:an X-ray source operable in at least a mammography mode and a tomosynthesis mode;
a detector;
an anti-scatter grid positioned between the X-ray source and the detector, wherein the anti-scatter grid comprises a plurality of septa wherein at least one septa of the plurality of septa extends substantially parallel to a coronal plane of a subject during imaging by the X-ray source; and
a motor coupled to the anti-scatter grid and configured to selectively move the anti-scatter grid, wherein the anti-scatter grid is retracted out of a field of view of the X-ray source in the mammography mode, wherein the anti-scatter grid is configured to move at least partially within a field of view of the X-ray source in the tomosynthesis mode, and wherein during imaging by the X-ray source in the tomosynthesis mode, the anti-scatter grid is movable in a direction wherein the at least one septa maintains substantially parallel orientation to the coronal plane of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,335,095

METHOD FOR LOCAL IMPROVEMENT OF IMAGE QUALITY

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for local improvement of image quality of an imaging X-ray acquisition, the method comprising:localizing an imaging region of a structure;
selecting an environment of the imaging region of the structure, the environment being a portion of a field of view and including at least a portion of the imaging region and an additional region adjacent to the at least the portion of the imaging region;
setting a first acquisition parameter for the environment, the first acquisition parameter having a value different from a value of a second acquisition parameter for a remainder of the field of view exclusive of the environment, both of the first acquisition parameter and the second acquisition parameter being configured to change at least one of a spatial resolution or a spectral resolution; and
acquiring an image dataset using the first acquisition parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,335,090

MOBILE PHONE HOLDER FOR MONITORING PHYSICAL FEATURE AND PHYSICAL FEATURE MONITORING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A mobile phone holder for monitoring a physical feature of a user, comprising a first body and a base,wherein the base is connected to the first body at a first side, and connected to a mobile phone at a second side, the first side of the base is opposite to a second side of the base, the first body is configured to collect physical feature data of the user, and the base is configured to determine a physical feature parameter of the user in accordance with the physical feature data, and control to display the physical feature parameter;
the first body comprises an annular body, a collection circuit arranged at an inner side of the annular body, and a transmission circuit arranged between the annular body and the collection circuit, wherein the collection circuit is configured to collect the physical feature data of the user, and the transmission circuit is configured to transmit the physical feature data collected by the collection circuit to the base; and
the first body is of an annular shape and comprises two toroidal surfaces being opposite to each other, and the first body is configured to be rotatable relative to the base, to enable either one of the two toroidal surfaces to be angled relative to a surface of the mobile phone at any angle in a range from 0 degree to 180 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,335,089

STIFFNESS ENHANCED FILAMENTS

The Alfred E. Mann Founda...

1. An implantable dual state biocompatible electrically conductive filament configured for contact with living tissue, said filament, having an uncoated first state wherein the filament is pliable, said filament having a coated second state wherein the filament is stiff, said filament comprising a dissolvable filament stiffness enhancing coating formed on the surface of the filament, the coating providing enhanced filament stiffness to accommodate penetration of the filament into selected living tissue such that upon dissolution of the coating, the filament returns to its uncoated state of pliability,wherein the stiffness enhancing coating includes at least one of the following:
an anti-fibrotic agent, or
a neural growth hormone.

US Pat. No. 10,335,051

BEAT ALIGNMENT AND SELECTION FOR CARDIAC MAPPING

Rhythmia Medical, Inc., ...

1. A method of determining and displaying physiological information related to a heart surface, comprising:for each of multiple, different catheter positions in a heart cavity, concurrently measuring cardiac beats in signals at one or more electrodes on a catheter in response to electrical activity in the heart cavity and collecting a plurality of additional data signals related to the cardiac beats;
computing criteria that is used to characterize beat morphology of a cardiac beat in the plurality of additional data signals, wherein the criteria are based on a comparison of the plurality of additional data signals and a beat template;
selecting a subset of less than all of the cardiac beats in the signals measured by the one or more electrodes by determining, based on the criteria, whether to select the cardiac beat and include beat data for the cardiac beat in the subset of less than all of the cardiac beats in the signals;
selecting cardiac beats from the subset of less than all of the cardiac beats in the signals by at least one of:
comparing beat duration information for the cardiac beat with an expected beat duration and excluding the beat data for the cardiac beat if the beat duration is below a beat duration threshold, and
selecting the beat data for the cardiac beat based on a location of the cardiac beat in a beat train of the cardiac beats;
determining the physiological information at multiple locations of an endocardium surface by processing the cardiac beats selected from the subset of less than all of the cardiac beats in the signals measured by the one or more electrodes;
displaying at least a portion of the determined physiological information on a display to aid physicians in determining a source of arrhythmias and in guiding therapeutic treatment; and
guiding therapeutic treatment based on the determined physiological information.

US Pat. No. 10,335,046

3D PHYSIOLOGICAL DETECTION SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A physiological detection system comprising:an image sensor comprising a plurality of pixels each configured to output a PPG signal;
a converting unit configured to convert the PPG signal of each of a plurality of pixel regions of the image sensor to a frequency domain signal thereby generating a plurality of frequency domain signals each corresponding to one pixel region, wherein each pixel region comprises at least one pixel of the image sensor;
a retrieving unit configured to respectively retrieve a spectral energy value of the frequency domain signals corresponding to each of the pixel regions; and
a processing unit configured to construct a three dimensional energy distribution of the spectral energy values, each spectral energy value corresponding to one of the pixel regions, by distributing the spectral energy values in a two dimensional space of the pixel regions as the three dimensional energy distribution that has an energy value corresponding to each of the pixel regions.

US Pat. No. 10,335,017

PRESSURE RELIEF VENT FOR SEALED INSTRUMENTS

KARL STORZ Endovision, In...

1. A pressure relief vent comprising:(a) a vent enclosure defining a vent interior volume, the vent enclosure having a proximal end spaced apart from a distal end, and the vent interior volume extending from the proximal end of the vent enclosure to structure defining the distal end of the vent enclosure;
(b) a connector at the proximal end of the vent enclosure operable to connect the vent enclosure to an instrument so as to provide fluid communication between an interior volume of the instrument and the vent interior volume;
(c) a pressure relief arrangement associated with the vent enclosure and including a pressure relief passage, the pressure relief arrangement being operable to move from a closed condition to an open condition responsive to a predefined positive pressure differential between the vent interior volume and an atmosphere in which the vent enclosure is located, the entire vent interior volume extending from the proximal end of the vent enclosure to the structure defining the distal end of the vent enclosure being open to the atmosphere through the pressure relief passage when the pressure relief arrangement is in the open condition and being closed to the atmosphere through the pressure relief passage when the pressure relief arrangement is in the closed condition; and
(d) a vent opening device associated with the vent enclosure, the vent opening device being operable to move the pressure relief arrangement to the open condition or open a separate passage through the vent enclosure to the atmosphere responsive to a manual operation applied at the structure defining the distal end of the vent enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,335,005

ROBOT CLEANER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A robot cleaner comprising:a body to travel on a floor;
an obstacle sensing unit to sense an obstacle that the body is approaching;
an auxiliary cleaning unit mounted to a bottom of the body to be extendable and retractable from the body; and
a control unit to control extension or retraction of the auxiliary cleaning unit when the obstacle is sensed,
wherein the control unit prevents the auxiliary cleaning unit from extending in response to at least one signal being received from a charger.

US Pat. No. 10,334,983

SPIRAL OVEN APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COOKING

Unitherm Food Systems, LL...

1. A method of providing a uniform flow rate and temperature of cooking medium between an upper and a lower end of a cooking chamber of a spiral oven containing a spiral conveyor and a uniform cooking rate across an entire width of the spiral conveyor when cooking food by vertically oriented impingement of the cooking medium on the food being conveyed on the spiral conveyor within the cooking chamber of the spiral oven, the method comprising:discharging, from a first plurality of spaced-apart discharge openings located along a first lateral conduit that extends into a first vertical gap defined by two adjacent flutes of the spiral conveyor and extends between a first inner and a first outer edge of the spiral conveyor, a first cooking medium, one discharge opening of the first plurality of discharge openings being located at the first inner edge and another discharge opening of the first plurality being located at the first outer edge;
discharging, from a second plurality of spaced-apart discharge openings located along a second lateral conduit that extends into a second vertical gap defined by another two adjacent flutes of the spiral conveyor and extends between a second inner and a second outer edge of the spiral conveyor, a second cooking medium, one discharge opening of the second plurality of discharge openings being located at the second inner edge and another discharge opening of the second plurality being located at the second outer edge,
wherein the second lateral conduit is independent of the first lateral conduit and is at a vertical elevation toward a lower end of the cooking chamber and different rotational position than the first lateral conduit relative to a central axis of rotation of the spiral conveyor, the first lateral conduit being at a vertical elevation toward an upper end of the cooking chamber;
wherein a size, horizontal spacing, or size and horizontal spacing of the first plurality of discharge openings along the first lateral conduit differ from a size, horizontal spacing, or size and horizontal spacing of the second plurality of discharge openings along the second lateral conduit, the size of the second plurality of discharge openings being larger than the size of the first plurality of discharge openings, the horizontal spacing of the second plurality of discharge openings being smaller than the horizontal spacing of the first plurality of discharge openings.

US Pat. No. 10,334,979

EASY ASSEMBLY CENTRIFUGAL JUICER

SPECTRUM BRANDS, INC., M...

1. A centrifugal juicer, comprising:a top section having a juice spout and a pulp spout, wherein the top section defines an opening for a cavity of the top section, the opening proximate to a bottom of the top section, wherein the top section includes a first mating surface and a second mating surface that are each positioned within the cavity, wherein the second mating surface is positioned below the first mating surface such that the second mating surface is closer to the opening than the first mating surface;
a strainer section having a strainer and a projection, the projection structured to mate with the first mating surface to couple the strainer section to the top section; and
a motor housing structured to house a motor, wherein the second mating surface engages with the motor housing to couple the top section to the motor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,334,951

ADJUSTABLE FURNITURE

DEWERTOKIN GMBH, Kirchle...

1. An article of adjustable furniture, comprising:a floor standing base section;
an adjustable seat section;
an adjustable backrest section;
a headrest section;
a single actuator for moving said backrest and headrest sections;
wherein:
the seat section is movably mounted with respect to the base section;
the backrest being movably mounted with respect to the seat section; and
the headrest is movably mounted with respect to the backrest section, said single actuator effecting co-ordinated and independent movement of the adjustable backrest and headrest sections relative to one another for selectively altering the configuration of said article of furniture.

US Pat. No. 10,334,926

LUGGAGE CONSTRUCTION

it Luggage Limited, Harl...

1. An article of soft luggage comprising:an internal shape-defining framework;
a soft outer cover; and
a handle having two limbs and a cross piece provided between the two limbs, wherein the internal shape-defining framework comprises:
a plurality of elongate members interconnected to define a shape that is substantially parallelepiped which generally defines a shape of the article of soft luggage, the parallelepiped shape comprising a plurality of corners, each corner defined by the intersection of three faces of the parallelepiped shape; and
wherein two of the plurality of elongate members that are provided at corners of the parallelepiped shape of the internal shape defining framework are elongate tubular members which each substantially define a full length of the shape of the article of soft luggage and which are arranged in parallel are each configured to receive a respective limb of the handle so that the handle is moveable in an axial direction between a retracted configuration, in which the limbs are nested within the respective two elongate tubular members, and an extended configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,334,914

TWIST LOCK

TEDDER INDUSTRIES, LLC, ...

1. A locking mechanism, comprising:a first male portion, comprising a post having a central axis aligned in a direction of a height of the post, the height of the post including a distance from a base of the post to a first end of the post, and including a slot recessed into an exterior surface of a side of the post, parallel to the central axis, the slot originates at the first end of the post opposite the base of the post and extends along the exterior surface of the side of the post and adjoins a locking groove recessed into the exterior surface of the side of the post, perpendicular to the slot and extending along the exterior surface of the side of the post a length equal to a fraction of a perimeter of the post; and
a second female portion, comprising a ring arranged to fit over the first end of the post, and including a locking fin protruding from an interior surface of a side of the ring, the locking fin arranged to extend into the slot when the ring is placed over the first end of the post and to extend into the locking groove when the ring is positioned on the post a preset distance above the base of the post and rotated in a first rotational direction with respect to the post.

US Pat. No. 10,334,905

HEEL-SUSPENDING PROTECTIVE BOOT

Walgreen Health Solutions...

1. A protective boot for use by a person lying in a supine position and supporting a lower leg, heel, and foot thereof, the boot comprising:a body formed of a flexible and compressible foam material, the body having a proximal leg portion, a distal forefoot portion contiguous with and projecting from the leg portion in a transverse direction thereto, a continuous cavity defined by and within the leg and forefoot portions and being complementary in size and shape to support the lower leg of the person while supporting the foot of the person in an upright position, an anterior opening defined in the leg and forefoot portions to permit the foot and lower leg to pass therethrough into the cavity within the leg and forefoot portions, oppositely-disposed lateral regions defined by the leg portion and separated by the anterior opening, oppositely-disposed lateral regions defined by the forefoot portion and separated by the anterior opening, an interior surface defined by the leg and forefoot portions within the cavity, an exterior surface defined by the leg and forefoot portions, and a continuous rim separating the interior and exterior surfaces;
a cushion within the cavity within the lower leg portion for supporting the lower leg of the person and suspending the heel of the person within the cavity;
a first low-friction material defining the exterior surface at the leg and forefoot portions;
a trim being a second low friction fabric at the continuous rim separating the interior and exterior surfaces, the second low-friction fabric trim being a different material than the first low-friction material defining the exterior surface of the body and being sewn onto the body so as to form the continuous rim in its entirety by compressing and narrowing the foam material of the body along the entire perimeter of the anterior opening;
first means for adjustably closing the anterior opening in the leg portion with the lateral regions of the leg portion; and
second means for adjustably closing a portion of the anterior opening in the forefoot portion with the lateral regions of the forefoot portion by drawing the lateral regions of the forefoot portion inward and toward the medial and lateral sides of the foot of the person within the forefoot portion without applying pressure to the dorsum of the foot.

US Pat. No. 10,334,874

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE FROM TOBACCO AND RELATED TOBACCO PRODUCT

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co...

1. A dissolving grade pulp derived from tobacco, the dissolving grade pulp characterized by a brightness of at least about 83%, an alpha-cellulose concentration of at least about 88% by weight, a beta and a gamma cellulose content, and a degree of polymerization of about 100 to about 750, wherein the dissolving grade pulp is characterized by a kappa number between about 20 and about 30.

US Pat. No. 10,334,863

NANO-CELLULOSE COATINGS TO PREVENT DAMAGE IN FOODSTUFFS

Oregon State University, ...

1. A plant, fruit, vegetable, or part thereof, substantially coated with a coating formed from a cellulose nanomaterial composition comprising 0.188 wt % to 2 wt % of a cellulose nanomaterial comprising cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocrystals, or a combination thereof, wherein a portion of the cellulose nanomaterial composition comprises cellulose microfibrils, cellulose microcrystals, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,334,825

HARNESS FOR PETS

FERPLAST S.P.A., Castelg...

1. A harness for pets, comprising a first front element designed to be fitted on a chest area of a pet, a second rear element designed to be fitted on an abdominal area of the pet, and a third element connecting the first and second elements and being designed to be fitted on a hack of the pet, wherein the first front element and the second rear element respectively comprise a pair of shaped elongated strips, namely a front strip and a rear strip, and wherein each end of the front strip is connected to a corresponding end of the rear strip via a coupling that allows these strips to move with respect to each other, adapting anatomically to a body of the pet and thereby forming a harness suitable for pets of different sizes, wherein the third element is constituted by a connecting tape or cord provided with a fastener that can be opened to allow the harness to be fitted on the body of the pet, and wherein the fastener consists of a ratchet and rack device.

US Pat. No. 10,334,788

BALER WITH MASS FLOW SENSING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF INITIATING STUFFER TRIP

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RES...

1. A baler comprising:a compression system for forming a bale;
a feed system including a loading fork assembly, the loading fork assembly including
a fork member having a fork bar with a plurality of forks extending therefrom, and
at least one arm coupled to the fork bar, the at least one arm movable in a pack mode for accumulating a crop in a pre-compression chamber and in a lift mode for conveying the crop to the compression system, wherein the pre-compression chamber includes an upstream half and a downstream half relative to the direction of crop movement downstream toward the compression system;
a sensor arrangement including at least one sensor generating a signal, the at least one sensor being coupled to the loading fork assembly, wherein the signal corresponds to a crop load on the loading fork assembly; and
a control unit configured to receive the signal from the sensor arrangement, wherein the control unit is configured to control operation of the at least one arm based on at least the signal from the loading fork assembly meeting a threshold when the plurality of forks are in the upstream half of the pre-compression chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,334,780

MOWER WITH FOLDING FRAME

EXCEL INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A mower comprising:a principal frame including a rear frame portion having one pair of ground engaging drive wheels and a forward frame portion having a second pair of wheels, the rear frame portion and the forward frame portion being hinged together for folding about a transverse axis between a first, mowing position and a second, folded position,
a mower deck suitable for cutting grass, the mower deck adjustably connected to the forward frame portion by a pivot lever assembly that is movable for adjusting the height of the mower deck between a first low position for cutting grass at a first length and a second elevated position for cutting grass at a second length that is longer than the first length,
an actuator assembly operatively interconnecting between the rear frame portion and the forward frame portion, the actuator assembly being operable in two modes; (a) a first mode wherein the actuator assembly moves between a first actuator position and a second actuator position thereby causing the mower deck height to be adjusted between the first low position and the second elevated position; (b) and a second mode wherein the actuator assembly moves between a third actuator position and a fourth actuator position thereby causing the forward frame portion to fold with respect to the rear frame portion along said transverse axis between the first, mowing position and the second, folded position,
the actuator assembly being connected to the forward frame portion by a pivot bracket and the pivot bracket being selectively connectable to the forward frame portion in one of two connection modes, (a) a first pivoting connection mode wherein the pivot bracket is free to pivot with respect to the forward frame portion, and (b) a second fixed connection mode wherein the pivot bracket is fixed to the forward frame portion and is not free to pivot with respect to the forward frame portion,
such that when the pivot bracket is connected to the forward frame portion in the first pivoting connection mode, the pivot bracket is able to urge the pivot lever assembly between the first position and the second position when the actuator moves between the first actuator position and the second actuator position thereby causing the mower deck to move between the first low position and the second elevated position, and such that when the pivot bracket is connected to the forward frame portion in the second fixed connection mode, the actuator is able to move between the third actuator position to the fourth actuator position thereby causing the forward frame portion and the rear frame portion to fold and unfold with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,334,778

QUICK LOADING TRIMMER HEAD

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A hand-held cutting device comprising:an elongated member graspable along a portion thereof by an operator;
a trimmer head disposed at one end of the elongated member, the trimmer head configured to rotate to perform a cutting function using a trimmer line held by the trimmer head; and
a power unit operably coupled to the trimmer head to selectively cause rotation of the trimmer head via turning a shaft;
wherein the trimmer head comprises a line holding assembly comprising a spool and a core;
wherein the spool is configured to hold the trimmer line and the spool is operably coupled to the core;
wherein the core is comprised of a first core portion and a second core portion;
wherein the second core portion is non-rotatably engaged with the first core portion when the trimmer head is in an at-rest state, and the second core portion is rotatable relative to the first core portion when the trimmer head is in an in-use state and rotating;
wherein the first core portion comprises a locking projection operably coupled to a spring that applies a bias force on the locking projection in a direction away from an axis of rotation of the trimmer head;
wherein the locking projection engages with a lock recess of the second core portion when the trimmer head is in the at-rest state;
wherein the first core portion further comprises a counterweight operably coupled to the locking projection; and
wherein, in response to rotation of the trimmer head, the counterweight moves radially outwards and away from the axis of rotation of the trimmer head causing the locking projection to move radially inwards towards the axis of rotation of the trimmer head, against the bias force, and out of engagement with the lock recess.

US Pat. No. 10,334,775

PARTICULATE SOLID METERING AND MIXING SYSTEM FOR ROTARY SEED BROADCASTER USED FOR SOWING IN AGRICULTURAL MACHINES

Jose Roberto do Amaral As...

1. A metering and mixing system of solid particulates for a seed meter in an agricultural equipment for sowing, the metering and mixing system of solid particulates comprising:a seed feeder;
a seed meter comprising a rotary disc with holes;
a feed receiver mounted under the seed feeder and comprising:
a mixing compartment;
a feeder of solid particulates in fluid communication with the mixing compartment, the mixing compartment comprising a propeller for mixing together the seeds and the solid particulates received simultaneously in the mixing compartment to provide treated seeds to the seed meter; and
an outlet window that leads the treated seeds to the seed meter,
wherein the mixing compartment including the propeller is positioned between the seed feeder and the seed meter.
US Pat. No. 10,334,854

HERBICIDE COMBINATIONS COMPRISING GLUFOSINATE AND INDAZIFLAM

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. An herbicidal composition comprising(i) glufosinate and/or an agronomically acceptable salt thereof,
and
(ii) indaziflam,
wherein the ratio by weight of the total amount of component (i) to the total amount of component (ii) is in a range of from 25:1 to 50:1 based on the total amount of the composition;
wherein components (i) and (ii) are the only agriculturally active components wherein the components (i) and (ii) together provide better herbicidal activity than (i) or (ii) alone.
US Pat. No. 10,336,648

SLIP COMPOSITION

1. A slip composition including ferromagnetic material having a mean particle size of not more than about 6 microns, a glass frit having a mean particle size of not more than 6 microns, and a methanol vehicle.
US Pat. No. 10,335,368

ULTRASOUND-TRIGGERABLE AGENTS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of delivering an effective amount of a therapeutic agent to an individual in need thereof comprising administering to the individual a device comprising:(a) a hydrogel scaffold having a density of polymer within the hydrogel scaffold of about 1 mg/mL to about 50 mg/mL; and
(b) an emulsion comprising a first population of perfluorocarbon (PFC) droplets comprising a first therapeutic agent in the interior thereof, said first population of PFC droplets being within the hydrogel scaffold and having the property of vaporizing at a first ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold; the device further comprising
a second population of PFC droplets comprising a second therapeutic agent in the interior thereof, said second population of PFC droplets being within the hydrogel scaffold and having the property of vaporizing at a second ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold that is different than the first ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold, and
exposing the hydrogel scaffold to the first ultrasound frequency and/or acoustic pressure threshold to deliver the first therapeutic agent,
wherein the concentration of the first population of PFC droplets is sufficient to result in acoustic shadowing upon exposure of the first population of PFC droplets to ultrasound.
US Pat. No. 10,335,625

PHOSPHATE FIRE-EXTINGUISHING COMPOSITION

1. A phosphate fire extinguishing composition, wherein the fire extinguishing composition contains a phosphate compound, a flame-retardant extinguishing component, which enhances a fire extinguishing effect of the fire extinguishing composition and an additive, andthe components and their contents in the fire extinguishing composition include:
phosphate compound 30%˜95%,
flame-retardant extinguishing component 5%˜60%, and
additive 1%˜10%,
the phosphate compound is ferric phosphate; and
the phosphate fire extinguishing composition is spheres, sheets, strips, blocks or honeycombs.
US Pat. No. 10,336,138

RUBBER COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, CROSSLINKED RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A rubber composition containing a zinc oxide and a carbon black having a surface average acidic functional group amount (?eq/m2) of 0.15 or more and less than 3.00, wherein:the zinc oxide comprises both a zinc oxide having an average primary particle size of 10 to 200 nm and zinc oxide having an average primary particle size of 200 to 800 nm, and
a total volume of aggregates of the zinc oxide with a diameter of 20 ?m or more is 0.008 or less in the rubber composition by volume fraction.
US Pat. No. 10,334,857

CHROMOBACTERIUM SPECIES WITH INSECTICIDAL ACTIVITY

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of killing insect larvae comprising applying a biocontrol agent in an amount effective to kill said insect larvae, wherein said biocontrol agent comprises a carrier and an insecticidal composition selected from the group consisting of isolated Chromobacterium phragmitis strain 113-1 deposited with the accession number NRRL B-67133, culture media in which said C. phragmitis strain grew, and a combination thereof, wherein said biocontrol agent is applied to an area in which said insect larvae are present or onto an object in said area and wherein said insecticidal composition comprised in the biocontrol agent kills said insect larvae after said insect larvae ingests said insecticidal composition.
US Pat. No. 10,335,369

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A DELIVERY AGENT AND PREPARATION THEREOF

1. A process of producing by dry granulation a granule comprising a salt of N-(8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino)caprylic acid and a lubricant, wherein said process comprises the steps:a) mixing said salt of N-(8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino)caprylic acid and said lubricant for more than 5 minutes; and
b) optionally roller compacting the mixture of step a, wherein the granule produced by said process does not contain a pharmaceutically active agent.
US Pat. No. 10,336,657

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CURING CONCRETE

Advanced Concrete Technol...

1. A method for curing concrete, comprising:applying a composition including at least one hardening and densifying agent blended with a temporary moisture sealing agent to a surface of fresh concrete, the at least one hardening and densifying agent entering pores in the surface of the fresh concrete, the temporary moisture sealing agent remaining substantially on the surface of the fresh concrete;
curing the fresh concrete with the temporary moisture sealing agent on the surface and holding water within the fresh concrete; and
reacting one or more materials of the at least one hardening and densifying agent with free lime at or near the surface of the fresh concrete to provide a hardened and densified surface,
the temporary moisture sealing agent capable of breaking down and self-dissipating to facilitate its compete removal from the surface of the fresh concrete less than a month after its application as a film to the surface of the fresh concrete to expose the hardened and densified surface.
US Pat. No. 10,336,658

PULL MAT

IFG EXELTO NV, Ghent (Zw...

1. A pull mat for tunnel composting comprising:a layer of straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads oriented in the longitudinal direction of the pull mat, the layer consisting of a multitude of straight, individual threads which are placed essentially parallel to each other in a single plane, the straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads being spaced apart from each other,
a layer of open material being a woven fabric having warp and weft threads, and
a further layer of open material being a woven fabric having warp and weft threads,
wherein the layer of open material and the further layer of open material are positioned on opposite sides of the layer of straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads, wherein the layer of open material is arranged to face a compostable material and the further layer of open material is arranged to face a floor of the composting tunnel,
wherein warp and/or weft threads of the woven fabric of said layer of open material being part of the woven fabric of said further layer of open material so that the woven fabric of said layer of open material and the woven fabric of said further layer of open material form an interconnecting woven structure sandwiching the layer of straight, unidirectionally-oriented threads, and
wherein the pull mat as an air permeability of at least 1200 l/m sec, as determined according to ISO 9237-1995 at a pressure difference of 100 Pa.
US Pat. No. 10,335,377

OVER-PATCH HAVING IMPROVED COMPATIBILITY AND A LONG ADHESION DURATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID OVER-PATCH

LTS Lohmann Therapie-Syst...

1. A medical product comprising (1) a central compartment and (2) an active-ingredient-free overplaster,wherein said medical product is a diagnostic agent, and
wherein said overplaster comprises
a) a water vapor-permeable backing layer and
b) a pressure-sensitive, acting-ingredient-free polymer layer, and
wherein said central compartment comprises a diagnostic apparatus and is pressure-sensitively adhered to a releasable release liner such that said central compartment can be applied directly to the skin after removal of said releasable release liner,
said overplaster fixes the central compartment and overhangs said central compartment on all sides and the active-ingredient-free polymer layer comprises non-amine-resistant, highly water vapor-permeable polysiloxanes, polyacrylates or vinyl acetate-acrylate copolymers without free acid groups or with an acid number of less than 1, styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymers present in combination with at least one of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins and oils, or styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymers present in combination with at least one of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins and oils.
US Pat. No. 10,336,659

QUICK DRYING POLYMERIC COATING

VERDESIAN LIFE SCIENCES, ...

1. A fertilizer product comprising a quantity of a solid fertilizer having a coating composition applied to a surface thereof, wherein said coating composition comprises an aqueous dispersion, wherein said aqueous dispersion comprises about 20-50% by weight of a polycarboxylated polymer and about 0.5-5% by weight of boric acid.
US Pat. No. 10,335,378

INHIBITION OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM EFFECTS FROM SMOKING AND SENSORY EFFECTS FROM SMOKING

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A smoking cessation treatment, comprising administering to the trachea and/or buccal mucosa of a human subject an effective amount of a product comprising an effective amount of an active ingredient consisting of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of bornyl acetate, isobornyl acetate, mono-bornyl succinate, mono-isobornyl succinate, mono-bornyl formate, and mono-isobornyl formate; wherein the product is free of nicotine, caffeine, and menthyl valerate, wherein the human is a smoker, and wherein the active ingredient is present in an amount from about 9 milligrams to about 24 milligrams.
US Pat. No. 10,336,918

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An adhesive composition containing:a latex consisting essentially of: (i) a highly saturated nitrile rubber (A) which has ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated nitrile monomer units 10 to 55 wt %, conjugated diene monomer units 25 to 89 wt %, ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated dicarboxylic acid monoester monomer units 1 to 20 wt %, and the highly saturated nitrile rubber (A) has an iodine value of 120 or less, and (ii) water; and
polyethyleneimine, wherein:
a solid content in the latex is 5 to 60 wt %, and
a content of the polyethyleneimine is 0.1 to 40 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the highly saturated nitrile rubber (A).
US Pat. No. 10,336,663

METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION AND USE OF SUSPENSIONS OF CHEMICALLY-TREATED SOLID OXIDES IN AN OLEFIN-DERIVED LIQUID MEDIUM

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A process comprising:(a) contacting a first olefin feedstock comprising a first C4-C20 alpha-olefin with a first catalyst system in a first reaction zone to form a first oligomer product;
(b) discharging a first reaction zone effluent comprising the first oligomer product from the first reaction zone;
(c) (i) isolating an effluent fraction by removing at least a portion of the first catalyst system from the first reaction zone effluent, or (ii) deactivating the first catalyst system to form a deactivated first catalyst system, and isolating an effluent fraction by removing at least a portion of the deactivated first catalyst system from the first reaction zone effluent;
(d) isolating the first oligomer product by removing at least a portion of unreacted first C4-C20 alpha-olefin from the effluent fraction;
(e) contacting a suspension of a second chemically-treated solid oxide in a liquid medium, a second metallocene compound, a second organoaluminum compound, and a second olefin feedstock comprising a second C4-C20 alpha-olefin, in a second reaction zone to form a second oligomer product, wherein the liquid medium comprises at least a portion of the effluent fraction and/or at least a portion of the first oligomer product;
(f) discharging a second reaction zone effluent comprising the second oligomer product from the second reaction zone, the second oligomer product comprising a light fraction comprising C26 and lower oligomers, and a heavy oligomer product comprising C28 and higher oligomers;
(g) isolating the heavy oligomer product from the second oligomer product; and
(h) hydrogenating at least a portion of the heavy oligomer product to produce a hydrogenated heavy oligomer product.
US Pat. No. 10,336,665

YIELDS IN XYLENE ISOMERIZATION USING LAYER MFI ZEOLITES

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...


US Pat. No. 10,335,387

METHOD FOR TREATING INFECTIOUS DISEASES WITH ISOTHIOCYANATE FUNCTIONAL COMPOUNDS

The William M. Yarbrough ...

1. A method for treating an infectious disease, comprising the step of:administering an isothiocyanate functional surfactant to a patient having an infectious disease.
US Pat. No. 10,336,669

METHOD FOR PREPARING HEXAFLUOROBUTADIENE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A process for the preparation of hexafluorobutadiene comprising the stages of:a) hydrodechlorination of hexachlorobutadiene in order to form a first stream comprising 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorobutadiene and optionally unreacted hexachlorobutadiene,
b) fluorination of said first stream comprising 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorobutadiene obtained in stage a) in order to form a second stream comprising 1,1,2,3,4,4-hexafluorobutane,
c) dehydrogenation of said second stream comprising 1,1,2,3,4,4-hexafluorobutane in order to form a third stream comprising hexafluorobutadiene.
US Pat. No. 10,336,926

OXAZOLINE-BASED ADHESIVE FORMULATIONS

Sanford, L.P., Atlanta, ...

11. A method of making an adhesive formulation, comprising:combining at least one oxazoline polymer and casein to form an adhesive formulation,
wherein the casein is in the form of a casein solution comprising casein in an amount from about 10 percent to about 40 percent, by weight of the solution, and
wherein the casein solution further comprises an organic amine and deionized water.
US Pat. No. 10,336,932

MICRO-NANO COMPOSITE PLUGGING AGENT FOR DRILLING FLUID AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND DRILLING FLUID AND USE THEREOF

Southwest Petroleum Unive...

1. A micro-nano composite plugging agent for drilling fluid,containing nanometer calcium carbonate, nanometer zinc oxide whiskers, nanometer emulsified paraffin, a flocculating agent, and a lubricant, wherein in the composite plugging agent, the nanometer calcium carbonate is in 10-36 parts by weight, the nanometer zinc oxide whiskers are in 20-40 parts by weight, the nanometer emulsified paraffin is in 30-70 parts by weight, the flocculating agent is in 1-10 parts by weight, and the lubricant is in 5-20 parts by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,335,395

METHODS OF ADMINISTERING IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS HAVING A SPECIFIED PHARMACODYNAMIC EFFECTIVE LIFE AND THERAPEUTIC MACROMOLECULES FOR THE INDUCTION OF IMMUNE TOLERANCE

Selecta Biosciences, Inc....

1. A method comprising:administering an immunosuppressant to a subject in a first class of subjects at an administration dose that provides an administration pharmacodynamic effective-life, with respect to a therapeutic macromolecule, the duration of which pharmacodynamic effective-life ranges from a minimum of 20 hours to a maximum of 1 month; and
administering the therapeutic macromolecule to the subject within the duration of the administration pharmacodynamic effective-life of the immunosuppressant;
wherein the therapeutic macromolecule and immunosuppressant are not attached to one another, and the therapeutic macromolecule is not attached to a synthetic nanocarrier.
US Pat. No. 10,336,934

AQUEOUS CLEANING COMPOSITION AND METHOD

WELLRENEW, LLC, Lafayett...

1. A method of removing a deposit from a hydrocarbon system, comprising the steps of:a) providing a cleaning composition comprising: about 21% to about 33% of sodium metasilicate, about 30% to about 35% of sodium percarbonate or sodium perborate, about 6.7% to about 15% of sodium tripolyphosphate or tetrapotassium pyrophosphate, about 15% to about 29% of sodium carbonate or potassium carbonate, about 1% to about 10% of ethylene diamine tetra acidic acid tetra sodium salt 1-hydroxyethylidene-1,1-diphosphonic acid, 2-phosphonobutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid, or aminotris(methylenephosphonic acid), about 0.4% to about 1.5% of an ethoxy phosphate, about 0.6% to about 2% of a surfactant polymer mixture containing an equal amount of an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer and an ethylene oxide/propylene oxide reverse polymer, and about 0.5% to about 2% of a wetting agent selected from the group consisting of sodium alkane sulfonate, a linear C10 diphenyl oxide disulfonate, and a nonionic ethoxylated alcohol;
b) treating the hydrocarbon system containing the deposit with an aqueous cleaning fluid containing a concentration of the cleaning composition; and
c) removing the deposit with the aqueous cleaning fluid from the hydrocarbon system.
US Pat. No. 10,335,404

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER PATIENTS WITH FARNESYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS

Kura Oncology, Inc., San...

1. A method of treating a H-Ras mutant head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in a subject, consisting of administering a therapeutically effective amount of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) to said subject, wherein said HNSCC is at an advanced stage, metastatic, relapsed or refractory.
US Pat. No. 10,335,408

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING NINTEDANIB FOR IMPROVING GLAUCOMA SURGERY SUCCESS

Cloudbreak Therapeutics, ...

1. A method for improving success rate of glaucoma surgery, comprising administering to an eye of a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of nintedanib or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,336,690

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING AN ACETONITRILE WASTE STREAM

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for processing an acetonitrile waste stream, the method comprising the steps of:providing an acetonitrile waste stream containing acetonitrile, toluene, acetic acid, propanenitrile, organic and/or inorganic iodine-containing compounds, and organic and/or inorganic sulfur-containing compounds;
fractionating the acetonitrile waste stream to produce a single overhead fraction comprising the pyridine, organic and/or inorganic iodine-containing compounds, organic and/or inorganic sulfur-containing compounds, and from about 75% to about 100% of the acetonitrile contained in the acetonitrile waste stream;
condensing the single overhead fraction to produce a condensed single overhead fraction;
contacting the condensed single overhead fraction with a silver-exchange zeolite to remove the organic and/or inorganic iodine-containing compounds; and
contacting the condensed single overhead fraction with a basic anion exchange resin to remove the organic and/or inorganic sulfur-containing compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,338,488

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image holding member;
a charging device that charges a surface of the image holding member;
an electrostatic charge image forming device that forms an electrostatic charge image on the charged surface of the image holding member;
a developing device that includes an electrostatic charge image developer containing an electrostatic charge image developing toner and develops the electrostatic charge image to form a toner image on the surface of the image holding member;
a transfer device that transfers the toner image onto a recording medium; and
a fixing device that fixes the toner image on the recording medium, wherein
the fixing device includes a fixing belt that comes into contact with the toner image transferred to the surface of the recording medium, a rotational member that contacts with the outer surface of the fixing belt such that a contact area is formed between the rotational member and the fixing belt and that rotates together with the fixing belt to transport the recording medium, and a heater that is disposed so as to face the inner surface of the fixing belt to heat the contact area formed between the rotational member and the fixing belt;
the toner contains a binder resin that includes:
(i) a crystalline resin, and
(ii) an amorphous polyester resin, in which an amount of an alkylene oxide adduct of bisphenol A, if present, is not more than 5 mol %, relative to a total amount of polyhydric alcohols;
a tetrahydrofuran-soluble component of toner particles has a weight average molecular weight Mw and a number average molecular weight Mn, the weight average molecular weight Mw is in the range of 25000 to 60000, and Mw/Mn is in the range of 5 to 10; and
the toner has infrared absorption spectrum characteristics including: (i) a ratio of an absorbance at a wavelength of 1500 cm?1 to an absorbance at a wavelength of 720 cm?1 that is 0.6 or less, and (ii) a ratio of an absorbance at a wavelength of 820 cm?1 to an absorbance at a wavelength of 720 cm?1 that is 0.4 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,335,416

DACTINOMYCIN COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA

1. A method for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically-effective amount of a composition comprising dactinomycin, wherein a therapeutically-effective amount of the composition is between 1 and 30 ?g/kg/day, inclusive of the endpoints wherein the AML is NPMI-mutated AML.
US Pat. No. 10,340,544

ION-EXCHANGE MEMBRANE MADE OF A BIAXIALLY STRETCHED ?-POROUS FILM

1. An ion exchange membrane containing a biaxially orientated single or multi-layered ?-porous polypropylene film which contains at least one ?-nucleating agent and comprises an ion-conducting polymer and exhibits a Gurley value of at least 30,000 s.
US Pat. No. 10,336,959

LUBRICANTS WITH CALCIUM-CONTAINING DETERGENT AND THEIR USE FOR IMPROVING LOW SPEED PRE-IGNITION

AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATIO...

1. A lubricating oil composition comprising:greater than 50 wt. % of a base oil of lubricating viscosity;
at least 0.3 wt. % of an overbased calcium sulfonate detergent having a total base number of greater than 225 mg KOH/g, measured by the method of ASTM D-2896, and
at least 0.2 wt. % of a low-based/neutral detergent having a total base number of up to 175 mg KOH/g, measured by the method of ASTM D-2896,
wherein a total amount of calcium from the overbased calcium sulfonate detergent and the low-based/neutral detergent ranges from greater than 1100 ppm by weight to less than 2400 ppm by weight based on a total weight of the lubricating oil composition;
a total amount of calcium from the overbased calcium sulfonate detergent is from 900 ppm to 1625 ppm by weight, based on the total weight of the lubricating oil composition; and
a ratio of the ppm of calcium, by weight, provided to the lubricating oil composition by the low-based/neutral detergent to the ppm of calcium, by weight, provided to the lubricating oil composition by the overbased calcium sulfonate detergent, is from 0.08 to 0.4.
US Pat. No. 10,335,422

SMALL MOLECULES THAT PROMOTE SKIN REGENERATION

International Stem Cell C...

5. A method for promoting skin regeneration, comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a compound that increases protein secretion, wherein the small molecule is an adenosine transport inhibitor, thereby promoting skin regeneration.
US Pat. No. 10,335,424

COMPOSITIONS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating arthritis comprising orally administering a dosage form comprising zoledronic acid in an acid form or a salt form to a human being in need thereof, wherein the bioavailability of zoledronic acid in the dosage form is about 1.5% to 2.3%, as determined when orally administered to a human being who has fasted in a manner that maximizes the bioavailability of zoledronic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,335,427

TUMOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT DRUG AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Jianping Cai, Beijing (C...

1. A method for at least one of the treatment and control of tumors, comprising the following steps of:Step 1, preparing a medicament by mixing a biologically acceptable excipient or a carrier with 8-oxo-deoxyguanosine triphosphate (8-oxo-dGTP) to obtain a therapeutically effective dose of 8-oxo-dGTP; and
Step 2, administration, to a mammal, the medicament containing the therapeutically effective dose of 8-oxo-dGTP.
US Pat. No. 10,336,969

PYRITHIONE PRESERVATIVE SYSTEM IN SOLID RINSE AID PRODUCTS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A solid rinse aid composition comprising:a) from about 0.05 wt-% to about 20 wt-% of a pyrithione preservative;
b) from about 5 wt-% to about 80 wt-% of hardening agent comprising a solid acid;
c) two or more nonionic surfactants comprising one or more alcohol alkoxylates having the formula R—O—(CH2CH2O)n—H, wherein R is a (C1-C12) alkyl group and n is an integer in the range of 1 to 100, and an ethylene oxide-propylene oxide (EO/PO) copolymer; and
d) additional functional ingredients,
wherein the composition is a solid concentrate, and the solid concentrate generates a stable and aqueous use solution having a neutral to acidic pH.
US Pat. No. 10,335,433

NDGA POLYMERS AND METAL COMPLEXES THEREOF

MiMedx Group, Inc., Mari...

1. A biologically compatible metal-nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) polymer complex, said complex comprising a metallic ion and a NDGA moiety, wherein said metallic ion is bound to the NDGA moiety of the polymer, wherein said complex is substantially insoluble in biological fluids; and wherein the complex is in a powdered form.
US Pat. No. 10,335,438

CAMELID COMPOUND(S), COMPOSITION(S) AND METHOD(S)

5. A method for treating a melanoma in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising:heating camel hump fat to liquefy the camel hump fat;
filtering the heated camel hump fat to remove a proteinaceous connective tissue of the camel hump fat;
allowing the camel hump fat to cool; and
applying the camel hump fat topically to the melanoma.
US Pat. No. 10,336,981

RECOMBINANTLY ENGINEERED DIAZOTROPHS FOR WHOLE CELL HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A whole cell method for recombinantly engineering the enzymatic synthesis of a carbon-carbon bond-comprising product compound in the cell, comprising:contacting a nitrogen-fixing, nitrogenase-expressing diazotroph bacteria with an exogenous carbon-containing compound or a plurality of exogenous carbon-carbon-containing compounds under conditions suitable to enzymatically form a carbon-carbon bond-comprising product compound, or a plurality of carbon-carbon bond-comprising product compounds, incorporating the exogenous carbon-containing compound or compounds in the nitrogen-fixing, nitrogenase-expressing diazotroph bacteria,
wherein the nitrogen-fixing, nitrogenase-expressing diazotroph bacteria is recombinantly engineered to increase hydrocarbon synthesis by decreasing or removing molybdenum transporter activity.
US Pat. No. 10,337,752

VENTILATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIR-CONDITIONING AN INTERIOR USING AT LEAST ONE SUCH VENTILATION SYSTEM

1. An arrangement comprising:an interior space and a ventilation system, said ventilation system having a conveying unit for feeding a supply airstream from outside of the interior space through the ventilation system to at least one air outlet channel arranged in the interior space, wherein the ventilation system has a recirculation path via which the airstream in the interior space can be fed entirely or partially to the conveying unit, and said interior space having at least one exhaust air opening with an adjustable width through which exhaust air can exit the interior space,
wherein the at least one air outlet channel is arranged at a distance from the at least one exhaust air opening, such that an airstream is established during the operation of the ventilation system from the at least one air outlet channel to the at least one exhaust air opening in the interior space,
wherein the ventilation system further comprises a humidifying device for supplying humidity into the interior space, said humidifying device comprising:
an ultrasound nebulizer comprised by the conveying unit for generating an aerosol from a liquid, said aerosol having liquid droplets which are sized to be carried by the airstream established in the interior space,
an aerosol feed for supplying the aerosol to at least one aerosol outlet channel, and
at least one aerosol outlet tube arranged in the interior space, each aerosol outlet tube arranged with respect to its longitudinal extension parallel and in functional proximity to an air outlet channel, such that the aerosol emerging from each aerosol outlet tube is captured by the airstream emerging from the air outlet channel in proximity.
US Pat. No. 10,335,447

SOLID BEVERAGE FOR CONDITIONING QI DEFICIENCY CONSTITUTION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

1. A solid beverage for conditioning qi deficiency constitution, comprising: 25-60 parts by weight of polygonatum odoratum, 30-52 parts by weight of fuling, 28-53 parts by weight of Chinese dates, 26-48 parts by weight of arillus longan, 15-34 parts by weight of orange peels, 30-53 parts by weight of lilium brownii, 27-52 parts by weight of Chinese yam, 26-56 parts by weight of hyacinth bean, 37-77 parts by weight of dextrin, 15-43 parts by weight of maltodextrin, 18-50 parts by weight of soluble starch and 0.1-0.38 parts by weight of aspartame.
US Pat. No. 10,336,985

METHOD OF OBTAINING TERMINALLY DIFFERENTIATED NEURONAL LINEAGES AND USES THEREOF

1. A method of inducing transdifferentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), the method comprising:a. culturing MSC in a first culture medium comprising a growth factor selected for allowing formation of neuralized MSC (NMSC), said growth factor comprising epidermal growth factor (EGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), and said NMSC being characterized by expression of Nestin;
b. allowing the NMSC to proliferate for a sufficient time during which said first culture medium is renewed at least once;
c. culturing the NMSC of (b) in a second culture medium comprising cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for a time sufficient for the NMSC to differentiate into a population of cells including terminally differentiated neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes, said population of cells is characterized by at least 10% expression [5] of Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and Tubulin-beta-III, at least 10% expression of Microtubule-associated protein-2 (MAP-2) and S100 and at least a 10% expression of Galactosylceramidase (GalC) and 2? 3?-cyclic nucleotide 3?-phosphodiesterase (CNPase).
US Pat. No. 10,340,067

MAGNETIC FLUID

1. High density dispersion comprising magnetic particles, obtained by a method comprising the steps ofproviding a dispersion with magnetic particles in an amount of 10-30 wt. % relative to a total weight of the dispersion, directly thereafter
providing a weak organic acid, or salt thereof, in an amount of 5*10?6-0.1 Mole acid/gr magnetic particle, and interacting the weak organic acid and magnetic particles, and
maintaining the pH at a basic value,
wherein after providing the weak organic acid the dispersion is washed one to four times, and
wherein a washed dispersion is re-dispersed in a solvent and wherein the dispersion is concentrated to more than 15% v/v,
wherein the magnetic particles are present in an amount >15 vol. % relative to a total volume of the dispersion, and in an amount >45 wt. % relative to a total weight of the dispersion, and wherein a weak organic acid is present in an amount of 5*10?6-0.1 Mole acid/gr magnetic particle on the magnetic particle.
US Pat. No. 10,335,459

COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING IL-10 IMMUNOSTIMULATORY AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES

Alkermes, Inc., Waltham,...

1. A single chain IL-10 (scIL-10) polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence arrangement from N-terminus to C-terminus in accordance with Formula 1:(first monomer subunit)-LINKER-(second monomer subunit)   Formula 1
wherein the first monomer subunit and the second monomer subunit may be independently selected from: SEQ ID NO: 1; or SEQ ID NO: 1 comprising at least one amino acid substitution, wherein the at least one amino acid substitution is at an amino acid position of SEQ ID NO: 1 that is selected from: amino acid position 22, amino acid position 41, amino acid position 87, and any combination thereof with the proviso that at least one of the first monomer subunit or the second monomer subunit comprises at least one amino acid substitution;
wherein LINKER is an amino acid linker of between 1 and 15 amino acids in length; wherein the amino acid substitutions comprise the substitution of amino acids of scIL-10 that interface with IL-10R1, IL-10R2 or amino acids that interface with both IL-10R1 and IL-10R2; and
wherein the scIL-10 polypeptide is optionally covalently attached to a fusion partner.
US Pat. No. 10,336,998

MICROBIAL STRAIN IMPROVEMENT BY A HTP GENOMIC ENGINEERING PLATFORM

Zymergen Inc., Emeryvill...

1. A high-throughput method for engineering a host cell to have improved phenotypic performance, comprising:a. accessing a training data set containing one or more genetic alteration input variables and one or more measured phenotypic performance output variables,
i. wherein the one or more genetic alteration input variables represent one or more genetic alterations that have been introduced into a host cell, and
ii. wherein the one or more measured phenotypic performance output variables represent one or more phenotypic performance measurements that are associated with the one or more introduced genetic alterations;
b. developing a predictive machine learning model that is populated with the training data set;
c. generating, in silico, a pool of design candidate host cells incorporating the one or more genetic alterations;
d. utilizing the predictive machine learning model to predict the expected phenotypic performance of each member of the pool of design candidate host cells,
i. wherein at least one design candidate host cell comprises a consolidated combination of genetic alterations from among the genetic alterations of step (a), in a genomic sequence, said combination being uncharacterized for improving the phenotypic performance at the time that step (d) is carried out;
ii. wherein the expected phenotypic performance predicted by the machine learning model is based upon the introduced genetic alterations and their associated phenotypic performance measurements of step (a);
e. selecting a subset of the design candidate host cells based upon their predicted phenotypic performance;
f. manufacturing host cells from the subset of the design candidate host cells to thereby create engineered host cells;
g. measuring, in an in vitro assay, the phenotypic performance of the engineered host cells; and
h. adding to the training data set of (a):
i. one or more genetic alteration input variables representing one or more genetic alterations that were introduced into the engineered host cells, and
ii. one or more measured phenotypic performance output variables representing the phenotypic performance measurements of the engineered host cells.
US Pat. No. 10,335,975

PROCESS FOR TREATING WOOD

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method for preparing a treated cellulosic material comprising:(a) providing a cellulosic material, the cellulosic material comprising wood;
(b) a first treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with an aqueous dispersion comprising a polymer, the polymer comprising an olefin-carboxylic acid copolymer; and
(c) a second treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with a modifying agent, the modifying agent comprising a polyamine having greater than or equal to 2 amine groups.
US Pat. No. 10,335,976

TREATED POROUS MATERIAL

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method for preparing a treated cellulosic material comprising:(a) providing a cellulosic material;
(b) a first treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with a liquid epoxy resin; and
(c) a second treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material with a modifying agent suitable for curing the epoxy resin.
US Pat. No. 10,337,001

GUIDE RNA WITH CHEMICAL MODIFICATIONS

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A synthetic CRISPR guide RNA having at least one 5?-end and at least one 3?-end, the synthetic guide RNA comprising:(a) one or more modified nucleotides within five nucleotides from said 5?-end, or
(b) one or more modified nucleotides within five nucleotides from said 3?-end, or
(c) both (a) and (b);
wherein said guide RNA comprises one or more RNA molecules, and has gRNA functionality comprising associating with a Cas protein and targeting the gRNA:Cas protein complex to a target polynucleotide, wherein the modified nucleotide has a modification to a phosphodiester linkage, a sugar, or both.
US Pat. No. 10,337,002

MICRORNAS FOR CARDIAC REGENERATION THROUGH INDUCTION OF CARDIAC MYOCYTE PROLIFERATION

1. A method for treatment of myocardial infarction consequences, comprising administering to a subject who suffered a myocardial infarction a microRNA selected from the group consisting of:hsa-miR-590-3p (SEQ ID NO: 29), and
hsa-miR-199a-3p (SEQ ID NO: 14)or a primary transcript for such microRNA, or a precursor of such microRNA, or a mimic of such microRNA, or a combination thereof; to preserve left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left ventricular fractional shortening (LVFS).
US Pat. No. 10,337,003

COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in a human subject who has a mutation of the DMD gene that is amenable to exon 51 skipping, comprising administering to the human subject a composition comprising eteplirsen and a phosphate-buffered saline at a dose of eteplirsen of about 30 mg/kg to about 50 mg/kg for a period of time sufficient to increase the number of dystrophin-positive fibers in a subject to at least 20% of normal.
US Pat. No. 10,337,006

CHIMERIC DOUBLE-STRANDED NUCLEIC ACID

OSAKA UNIVERSITY, Osaka ...

1. A composition comprising a double-stranded nucleic acid complex comprising a first nucleic acid strand annealed to a second nucleic acid strand, wherein:(i) the first nucleic acid strand is 12 to 25 nucleotides in length, and hybridizes to a target transcription product, wherein the first nucleic acid strand comprises:
(a) a region consisting of at least 4 consecutive DNA nucleotides that are recognized by RNase H when the strand is hybridized to the target transcription product, wherein the at least 4 consecutive DNA nucleotides may be modified or unmodified;
(b) one or more nucleotide analogs located at the 5? end of the region; and
(c) one or more nucleotide analogs located at the 3? end of the region; and
(ii) the second nucleic acid strand is 12 to 31 nucleotides in length, and comprises:
(a) at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides; and
(b) a 5? wing region of one or more modified nucleotides, nucleotide analogs and/or modified nucleotide analogs located 5? to the at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides, and/or a 3? wing region of one or more modified nucleotides, nucleotide analogs and/or modified nucleotide analogs located 3? to the at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides, wherein the at least 4 consecutive RNA nucleotides can be cleaved by RNase H when the second nucleic acid strand is annealed with the first nucleic acid strand, and wherein the second nucleic acid strand further comprises a functional moiety having a function selected from a labeling function, a purification function, and a targeted delivery function.
US Pat. No. 10,338,290

CELLULOSE ESTER FILM, POLARIZING PLATE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A cellulose ester film, containing:a compound having a structural unit denoted by —NR—(C?O)— in which R represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent,
wherein a surface having knoop hardness of greater than or equal to 210 N/mm2 is provided, and
loss tangent tan ? at 25° C. is greater than or equal to 0.03.
US Pat. No. 10,337,009

SINGLE-STRANDED NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULE FOR INHIBITING TGF-?1 EXPRESSION

BONAC CORPORATION, Kurum...


(A) a single-stranded nucleic acid molecule consisting of region (X), linker region (Lx) and region (Xc) alone, wherein said region (Xc), said linker region (Lx) and said region (X) are configured in this order from the 5?-side to the 3?-side,
said linker region (Lx) has a non-nucleotide structure comprising at least one of a pyrrolidine skeleton and a piperidine skeleton, and
at least one of said region (X) and said region (Xc) consists of an additional sequence and said expression inhibitory sequence; wherein the additional sequence is GGAG or GGUG;
(B) a single-stranded nucleic acid molecule comprising region (Xc), linker region (Lx), region (X), region (Y), linker region (Ly) and region (Yc) in this order from the 5?-side to the 3?-side,
said region (X) and said region (Y) are linked to form inner region (Z),
said region (Xc) is complementary to said region (X),
said region (Yc) is complementary to said region (Y),
said linker region (Lx) and linker region (Ly) each have a non-nucleotide structure comprising at least one of a pyrrolidine skeleton and a piperidine skeleton, and
said inner region (Z) consists of an additional sequence, said expression inhibitory sequence and C, wherein the additional sequence is GGAG or GGUG.
US Pat. No. 10,338,291

MULTILAYER FILM, POLARIZATION PLATE, AND MULTILAYER FILM PRODUCTION METHOD

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A multilayer film comprising: an A layer composed of a thermoplastic resin; and a B layer disposed on at least one of the surfaces of the A layer,the B layer being composed of a material Y that contains as a main component a polymer having a glass transition temperature of ?50 to 40 ° C. , and
a thickness Ta of the A layer, a thickness Tb of the B layer, a planar orientation coefficient P of the A layer, a loss modulus Ea? of the A layer, a loss modulus Eb? of the B layer, a storage modulus Ea? of the A layer, and a storage modulus Eb? of the B layer satisfying following formulae (1) to (4):
2.5×10?3 P>1.0×10?3  (2)
Eb?>Ea?+0.01 GPa  (3)
Eb?
US Pat. No. 10,335,474

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST CLL AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has cancer, comprising administering to the patient a composition comprising a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cancer cells that present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of GLDDMKANL (SEQ ID NO: 65),wherein the activated T cells are produced by contacting T cells with the peptide in complex with a human class I MHC molecule expressed on the surface of an antigen-presenting cell,
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia, bile duct cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer, colorectal carcinoma, esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, gastric cancer, hepatocellular cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, non-small cell lung cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell cancer, small cell lung cancer, urinary bladder cancer, and uterine cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,336,758

STABLE FORMULATIONS OF 5,10-METHYLENE-(6R)-TETRAHYDROFOLIC ACID

1. A method for treating breast cancer, esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, gall bladder cancer, bile duct cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, colorectal cancer, osteosarcoma, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, mesothelioma cancer, stomach cancer, bowel cancer, or lung cancer, comprising administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition to a patient in need thereof, which composition comprises:A) a hemisulfate salt of 5,10-methylene-(6R)-tetrahydrofolic acid,
B) a lyophilisate comprising the hemisulfate salt of 5,10-methylene-(6R)-tetrahydrofolic acid of A) or made therefrom,
C) a reconstituted solution from the lyophilisate of B), which has been reconstituted by water or a liquid pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle,
D) a lyophilisate comprising the sulfate salt of 5,10-methylene-(6R)-tetrahydrofolic acid or made therefrom without the presence of citrate,
E) a lyophilisate comprising 5,10-methylene-(6R)-tetrahydrofolic acid without the presence of citrate, or
F) a reconstituted solution from the lyophilisate of D) or E), which has been reconstituted by water or a liquid pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle.
US Pat. No. 10,335,478

AVIRULENT, IMMUNOGENIC FLAVIVIRUS CHIMERAS

The United States of Amer...

1. An immunogenic composition comprising one or more live, attenuated flaviviruses comprising:(a) a nucleic acid chimera encoding:
(i) a flavivirus structural protein, wherein the flavivirus structural protein is selected from the group consisting of:
a C protein of Zika virus,
a prM protein of Zika virus,
and
an E protein of Zika virus; and
(ii) non-structural proteins from a second different flavivirus wherein the second different flavivirus comprises:
a live, attenuated dengue-2 virus containing non-conservative amino acid substitutions; or
other flavivirus genomes containing analogous mutations at the same loci as the dengue-2 virus,
wherein the chimera is avirulent; and
(b) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient.
US Pat. No. 10,335,480

PEPTIDE SEQUENCES AND COMPOSITIONS

PepTcell Limited, London...

1. A multi-epitope immunogenic polypeptide comprising two or more copies of two or more different influenza virus epitopes, wherein the two or more different influenza virus epitopes includes an epitope of a M1 protein from an influenza virus strain A, the epitope of the M1 protein being 8-40 amino acids in length, and a first epitope of a nucleoprotein (NP) from an influenza virus strain A, the first epitope of the NP consists of amino acids 206 to 229 of SEQ ID NO: 9.
US Pat. No. 10,338,048

FOOD FRESHNESS INDICATOR INK AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A FOOD FRESHNESS INDICATOR INK

1. A food freshness indicator ink, which comprises:i) a varnish that constitutes between 90-98 weight % of the total ink, said varnish comprising
i.1) between 5-25 weight % of the total amount of the varnish of at least one film-forming resin or at least one vinylic resin or a mixture thereof;
i.2) between 10-25 weight % of the amount of the resin of a plasticiser additive; and
i.3) between 50-75 weight % of the total amount of the varnish of solvents, and
ii) between 2-10 weight % of the total ink being metallic salts.
US Pat. No. 10,337,024

PLANTS WITH ENHANCED PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACH...

1. A transgenic plant transformed with a recombinant DNA construct comprising a plant-expressible transcription regulatory sequence operatively linked to a polynucleotide encoding an algal CCP1 or CCP2 polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 80% homologous to SEQ ID NO: 6, wherein the transgenic plant has a CO2 assimilation rate at least 5% higher than a plant of the same species not transformed with the recombinant DNA construct anda reduced transpiration rate at least 5% lower than a plant of the same species not transformed with the recombinant DNA construct.
US Pat. No. 10,337,026

PHI-4 POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A variant polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 35 having an amino acid substitution at position 281 of SEQ ID NO: 35 selected from Glu or Lys, wherein the variant polypeptide has at least 1.3 fold increased insecticidal activity against Western Corn Root Worm (WCRW) larvae compared to the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 35.
US Pat. No. 10,337,027

METHODS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT AND THE PREVENTION OF CARDIOMYOPATHY DUE TO FRIEDREICH ATAXIA

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Itha...

1. A method for treating cardiomyopathy in a subject with Friedreich ataxia in need thereof, the method comprising administering by intravenous injection to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of a vector which comprises nucleic acid encoding a frataxin (FXN) operably linked to regulatory sequences, wherein the vector is an AAVrh10 vector.
US Pat. No. 10,337,028

NUCLEIC ACID-GUIDED NUCLEASES

Inscripta, Inc., Boulder...

1. A nucleic acid-guided nuclease system comprising:(a) a nucleic acid-guided nuclease comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 7;
(b) a heterologous engineered guide nucleic acid for complexing with the nucleic acid-guided nuclease, wherein said heterologous engineered guide comprises a pseudoknot region comprising nucleotide residues 17-26 of SEQ ID NO: 200 or nucleotide residues 17-26 of SEQ ID NO: 201, and
(c) an editing sequence having a change in sequence relative to the sequence of a target region; wherein the system results in an edit in the target region facilitated by the nuclease, the heterologous guide nucleic acid, and the editing sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,337,029

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR RNA-DIRECTED TARGET DNA MODIFICATION AND FOR RNA-DIRECTED MODULATION OF TRANSCRIPTION

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of targeting and binding a target DNA, the method comprising:introducing a composition comprising a protein-RNA complex into a cell, wherein the cell comprises the target DNA and the protein-RNA complex comprises:
(a) a Cas9 protein; and
(b) a single molecule DNA-targeting RNA comprising, in 5? to 3? order:
(i) a targeter-RNA comprising a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to, and hybridizes with, a target sequence of the target DNA; and
(ii) an activator-RNA that hybridizes with the targeter-RNA to form a double-stranded RNA duplex,
wherein (i) and (ii) are covalently linked by intervening nucleotides,
wherein said protein-RNA complex binds to the target DNA.
US Pat. No. 10,335,238

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NON-INVASIVELY ESTIMATING ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL MAPS AND MEASUREMENTS FROM CARDIO-THORACIC 3D IMAGES AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY DATA

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for non-invasively simulating patient-specific cardiac electrophysiology, comprising:generating a patient-specific anatomical heart model from medical image data of a patient;
computing torso potentials over time at locations on a torso of the patient using the patient-specific anatomical heart model, a patient-specific anatomical arrangement between the heart and torso, and a cardiac electrophysiology model with certain model parameters;
estimating patient-specific model parameters of the cardiac electrophysiology model by refining the model parameters of the cardiac electrophysiology model to minimize an error between the computed torso potentials and body surface potential measurements acquired for the patient;
simulating patient-specific electrophysiological measurements including transmembrane potentials in a myocardium of the patient-specific anatomical heart model, extra-cellular potentials, and torso potentials using the cardiac electrophysiology model with the patient-specific model parameters; and
generating at least one of a visualization of the simulated patient-specific electrophysiological measurements or patient-specific electrophysiology parameter maps based on the patient-specific anatomical heart model, the patient-specific anatomical arrangement between the heart and torso, and the cardiac electrophysiology model with the patient-specific model parameters.
US Pat. No. 10,337,033

CARBONYL REDUCTASE OLIGOMERS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN SYNTHESIS OF CHIRAL ALCOHOLS

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A carbonyl reductase oligomer, wherein said carbonyl reductase oligomer comprises two of the same carbonyl reductase polypeptide, wherein the C-terminus of a first carbonyl reductase polypeptide is connected to the N-terminus of a second carbonyl reductase polypeptide by a sortase A (Srt A) recognition sequence via a Srt A mediated ligation mechanism, wherein said carbonyl reductase is selected from a group consisting of SCRII of SEQ ID NO: 1, SCR1 of SEQ ID NO:18, SCR3 of SEQ ID NO:19, CR2 of SEQ ID NO:20, and CR4 of SEQ ID NO:21; and wherein said carbonyl reductase oligomer has higher specific activity than that of the wild-type counterpart enzyme.
US Pat. No. 10,335,499

BLOCK COPOLYMERS AND USES THEREOF

1. A block copolymer comprising a hydrophilic block and a hydrophobic block, wherein said hydrophilic or hydrophobic block is interrupted with a hydrolysable chemical moiety,wherein said hydrophilic block comprises poly(ethylene glycol), poly(ethylene oxide), poly(vinyl alcohol), poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol), poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone), poly(acrylic acid), poly(ethyloxazoline), poly(alkylacrylates), poly(acrylamide), poly(N-alkylacrylamides), polysaccharide, poly(N,N-dialkylacrylamides), hyaluronic acid, or poly (N-acryloylmorpholine), and
said hydrophobic block comprises poly(propylene sulfide), poly(propylene glycol), esterified poly(acrylic acid), esterified poly(glutamic acid), or esterified poly(aspartic acid); and
wherein said hydrolysable chemical moiety is not a block.
US Pat. No. 10,337,036

PROCESSES FOR STARTING UP AND OPERATING DEEP TANK ANAEROBIC FERMENTATION REACTORS FOR MAKING OXYGENATED ORGANIC COMPOUND FROM CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROGEN

Synata Bio, Inc., Warren...

1. A process for anaerobic bioconversion of a gas substrate comprising carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide in a reactor having a liquid capacity of at least 1 million liters by contact of the gas substrate with an aqueous menstruum containing microorganisms suitable for converting the gas substrate to an oxygenated organic compound in the reactor, the process further comprising:(a) blanketing the reactor above the aqueous menstruum to the essential exclusion of oxygen with a head space gas comprising at least one of carbon monoxide, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and a lower alkane;
(b) continuously supplying a feed gas comprising at least a portion of the gas substrate to the aqueous menstruum in the reactor; and
(c) injecting the gas substrate and a motive liquid into the reactor to form a dispersion of the motive liquid and microbubbles, the microbubbles having a non-zero diameter of less than about 500 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,335,500

HIGHLY STABLE BIODEGRADABLE GENE VECTOR PLATFORMS FOR OVERCOMING BIOLOGICAL BARRIERS

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A formulation of colloidally stable nanoparticles for delivery of nucleic acids across biological barriers, the nanoparticles comprising(a) a polymer blend comprising poly (?-amino ester) (PBAE) and PBAE conjugated to a hydrophilic, neutrally charged polymer comprising polyethylene glycol or a copolymer thereof,
wherein the ratio of non-PEGylated PBAE to PBAE conjugated to polyethylene glycol or a copolymer thereof is between 25 and 1, and
and an effective amount of the polyethylene glycol is on the surface of the particle to create a near neutral surface charge, and
(b) nucleic acids complexed with the non-pegylated PBAE,
wherein the nucleic acids are encapsulated within the nanoparticle or are associated with the surface of the nanoparticle, and
the nanoparticles are less than 100 nm in size.
US Pat. No. 10,337,037

METHOD OF PRODUCING LIPID

Kao Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method comprising the steps of:culturing a transformant in which the expression of a gene encoding protein (A) or (B) is enhanced, and
improving the ratio of the amount of long-chain fatty acids or the amount of ester compound thereof, in the total amount of all fatty acids, or the total amount of fatty acid esters consisting of the ester compounds thereof, wherein:
protein (A) is a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1; and
protein (B) is a protein consisting of an amino acid sequence having 92% or more identity with the amino acid sequence of the protein (A), and having ?-ketoacyl-ACP synthase activity wherein the transformant is an algal cell.
US Pat. No. 10,337,038

MICROORGANISMS AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FATTY ACIDS AND FATTY ACID DERIVED PRODUCTS

CARGILL, INCORPORATED, W...

1. A genetically modified organism comprising a heterologous nucleic acid sequence encoding a NphT7 polypeptide and a wax ester synthase,wherein said microorganism produces a fatty acid or fatty acid-derived product having a carbon chain length of C4 or greater, and
wherein the NphT7 polypeptide comprises one or more amino acid substitutions at a position selected from the group consisting of Ser84, Val114, Gly288, Ile194, Gly318, Thr85, Gln90, Val196, Tyr144, Phe159, Ile147, and Phe217.
US Pat. No. 10,335,502

FREEZE-DRIED FORMULATION FOR GAS-FILLED MICROVESICLES

Bracco Suisse SA, Manno ...

1. A freeze-dried powder composition for the preparation of gas-filled microvesicles, said composition comprising a phospholipid and a polyethylene glycol, wherein said polyethylene glycol has a percentage of folded polymeric chains higher than 34% and lower than 80%.
US Pat. No. 10,337,041

COMPOSITIONS FOR PRODUCING GLUCOSE SYRUPS

1. A composition comprising an alpha-amylase, a pullulanase and a glucoamylase, whereinthe alpha-amylase has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 5 or a mature polypeptide thereof,
the pullulanase has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 16 or a mature polypeptide thereof,
the glucoamylase has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 4 or a mature polypeptide thereof, and
the ratio of pullulanase dose in New Pullulanase Units Novozymes (NPUN)/gDS to alpha-amylase dose in Acid Fungal Alpha-amylase Units (FAU(A))/gDS is at least 60 and the ratio of pullulanase dose in New Pullulanase Units Novozymes (NPUN)/gDS to glucoamylase dose in Glucoamylase Units (AGU)/gDS is in the range of 2-15.
US Pat. No. 10,338,066

MEASUREMENT OF PROTEIN EXPRESSION USING REAGENTS WITH BARCODED OLIGONUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES

Cellular Research, Inc., ...

1. A method of measuring protein expression in cells, comprising:(a) contacting a plurality of oligonucleotide-conjugated antibodies with a plurality of cells comprising a plurality of protein targets, wherein each of the plurality of oligonucleotide-conjugated antibodies comprises an antibody conjugated with an antibody specific oligonucleotide comprising a unique identifier for the antibody conjugated therewith and a poly(A) tail, and wherein the antibody is capable of specifically binding to at least one of the plurality of protein targets;
(b) partitioning the plurality of cells associated with the plurality of oligonucleotide-conjugated antibodies to a plurality of partitions, wherein a partition of the plurality of partitions comprises a single cell from the plurality of cells associated with the oligonucleotide-conjugated antibodies;
(c) in the partition comprising the single cell, contacting a barcoding particle with the antibody specific oligonucleotides, wherein the barcoding particle comprises a plurality of oligonucleotide probes each comprising a poly(T) region and a barcode sequence selected from a diverse set of unique barcode sequences;
(d) extending the oligonucleotide probes hybridized to the antibody specific oligonucleotides via the hybridization between the poly(A) tails of the antibody specific oligonucleotides and the poly(T) regions of the oligonucleotide probes to produce a plurality of labeled nucleic acids, wherein each of the labeled nucleic acid comprises a unique identifier, or a complementary sequence thereof, and a barcode sequence; and
(e) obtaining sequence information of the plurality of labeled nucleic acids or a portion thereof to determine the quantity of one or more of the plurality of protein targets in one or more of the plurality of cells.
US Pat. No. 10,336,018

METHOD OF MAKING A GOLF BALL INCORPORATING AT LEAST ONE ELONGATED THERMOSET LAYER

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A method of making a golf ball comprising:providing a subassembly;
providing a thermoset polymer composition;
stepwise elongating the thermoset polymer composition by at least the steps of:
(i) stretching the thermoset polymer composition in at least one plane while the thermoset polymer composition is in a partial cure state and before forming the thermoset polymer composition into first and second half shells; and
(ii) forming the thermoset polymer composition into first and second half shells and elongating the thermoset polymer composition in three dimensions while the thermoset polymer composition is in the partial cure state and before mating the first and second half shells about the subassembly;
mating the first and second half shells about the subassembly and forming a stepwise-elongated thermoset layer.
US Pat. No. 10,338,067

RAPID ANALYSIS FOR CYANOBACTERIAL TOXINS

Abraxis, Inc., Warminste...

1. A method of releasing a cyanobacterial toxin in a suspension comprising cyanobacteria suspended in an aqueous medium, wherein said method comprises adding a releasing agent to an aliquot of the suspension so as to release toxins from the bacteria into the medium, provided the cyanobacteria are not subjected to a freeze-thaw step before, during, or after the step where the releasing agent is added to the suspension, wherein the releasing agent is a metal salt that comprises a copper atom and which can dissociate in water to release the copper atom as a copper ion, and wherein the releasing agent is selected from the group consisting of copper acetate, copper benzoate, copper bromide, copper chloride, copper chlorate, copper fluoride, copper formate, copper nitrate, copper perchlorate, and copper sulfate.
US Pat. No. 10,336,800

THERAPEUTIC USE OF BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEINS

CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMI...

1. A vector comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9) variant having endothelial cell signaling activity and lacking osteogenic activity, wherein the difference between the amino acid sequence of said BMP9 variant and the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4 consists of a substitution selected from the group consisting of F362A, D366A, I375A, L379A, S402A, D408A, Y416A and Y418A.
US Pat. No. 10,336,033

RELEASE FILMS

Airtech International, In...

1. A release film comprising:a first outer layer having a first adhesion affinity and comprising a first base polymer comprising an ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE); and
a second outer layer having a second adhesion affinity that is different from the first adhesion affinity of the first outer layer, the second outer layer comprising:
a second base polymer comprising an ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), and
an adhesion adjusting additive comprising a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) or an ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) additive that is different from the second base polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,336,036

CEMENTITIOUS ARTICLE COMPRISING HYDROPHOBIC FINISH

United States Gypsum Comp...

1. A mat-faced gypsum board comprising:(a) gypsum-based core;
(b) fibrous mat having (i) an inner surface in direct contact with at least one face of the gypsum-based core and (ii) an opposite outer surface; and
(c) a continuous hydrophobic finish in direct contact with the outer surface of the fibrous mat, the hydrophobic finish prepared from a wet hydrophobic finish composition comprising:
(i) Class C fly ash, wherein the Class C fly ash is in an amount from about 50% to about 85% by weight of the wet hydrophobic finish composition,
(ii) film-forming polymer, wherein the film-forming polymer is in an amount from about 5% to about 25% by weight of the wet hydrophobic finish composition, and
(iii) silane compound of the general chemical formula:
(RO)3—Si—X,
where RO is an alkoxy group and X is an organofunctional group,
wherein the wet hydrophobic finish composition has a pH of at least about 9, and wherein the wet hydrophobic finish composition is substantially free of any other hydraulic material other than the Class C fly ash,
wherein the film-forming polymer is selected from the group consisting of acrylic polymers and copolymers formed from methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, ethyl acrylate, ethyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate, butyl methacrylate, propyl acrylate, propyl methylacrylate, 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate and methacrylate, cyclohexyl acrylate and methacrylate, decyl-acrylate and methacrylate, isodecylacrylate and methacrylate, benzyl acrylate and methacrylate, copolymers of styrene and acrylic, copolymers of vinyl acetate and VeoVa (vinyl ester of versatic acid), copolymers of vinyl laurate and ethylene, terpolymers of vinyl acetate, ethylene and methylmethacrylate, terpolymers of vinyl acetate, ethylene and vinyl laurate, terpolymers of vinyl acetate, ethylene and VeoVa (vinyl ester of versatic acid), and any combination thereof,wherein the board passes the test for waterproofness according to ANSI A118.10 (revised October 2008).
US Pat. No. 10,337,066

METHODS FOR PCR AND HLA TYPING USING UNPURIFIED SAMPLES

Genomics USA, Inc., Roun...

1. A method for amplifying one or more RNAs of interest, comprising:obtaining a sample from an individual;
performing a first reverse transcription reaction on said sample to produce a first cDNA product(s);
diluting the first cDNA product(s) as template into a first PCR reaction; and
performing PCR thereon until all primers are consumed to produce amplicon(s), thereby amplifying the RNA(s) of interest;
wherein the first amplicon(s) are one or more of an HLA-A, an HLA-B or an HLA-DRB1, an HLA-DQA1, or an HLA-DQB1 cDNA(s) and the exon specific primers have a sequence shown in SEQ ID NOS: 15-27.
US Pat. No. 10,340,150

NI:NIGE:GE SELECTIVE ETCH FORMULATIONS AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Entegris, Inc., Billeric...

1. A composition comprising about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % of at least one non-oxidizing acid, about 0.01 wt % to about 10 wt % of at least one unreacted metal dissolution agent, about 0.01 wt % to about 5 wt % of at least one germanium passivation agent, about 0.01 wt % to about 5 wt % of at least one metal germanide passivation agent, and about 70 wt % to about 99.96 wt % of at least one solvent,wherein the at least one non-oxidizing acid comprises a species selected from the group consisting of methanesulfonic acid, oxalic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, picolinic acid, succinic acid, lactic acid, sulfosuccinic acid, benzoic acid, propionic acid, formic acid, oxalic acid, maleic acid, malonic acid, fumaric acid, malic acid, ascorbic acid, mandelic acid, heptanoic acid, butyric acid, valeric acid, glutaric acid, phthalic acid, hypophosphorous acid, 5-sulfosalicylic acid, hydrochloric acid, and combinations thereof, preferably oxalic acid, 5 sulfosalicylic acid, or combinations thereof;
wherein the unreacted metal dissolution agent comprises a species selected from the group consisting of ammonium sulfite monohydrate, ammonium sulfate, ammonium hypophosphite, tetrabutyl ammonium cyanate, sodium sulfite, potassium sulfite, sodium erythorbate, tocopherol, naringenin, glutathione, and combinations thereof;
wherein the germanium passivation agent comprises a species selected from the group consisting of boric acid, ammonium biborate, ammonium pentaborate, sodium tetraborate, 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid, malonic acid, alkyltrimethylammonium chloride, alkyltrimethylammonium bromide, decyltrimethylammonium chloride, carnitine, betaine, and combinations thereof;
wherein the metal germanide passivation agent comprises a species selected from the group consisting of 2-isopropylmalic acid, 2-propylmalic acid, 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)lactic acid, 3-propylmalic acid, 4 hydroxymandelic acid, 2-hydroxyoctanoic acid, mandelic acid, squaric acid, 2-oxo-carboxylic acids, 5-sulfosalicylic acid, ethyl thioglycolate, 1,2-ethanedithiol, cysteine, methionine, dibenzothiophene, S-adenosylmethionine, taurine, glutathione, thiolactic acid, thiosalicylic acid, 2,2?-thiodiacetic acid, 3,3?-thiodipropionic acid, thioglycolic acid, dithiodiglycolic acid, 2,2?-(ethylenedithio)diacetic acid, 3-methoxybutyl thioglycolate, methyl thioglycolate, and combinations thereof and wherein the composition selectively removes unreacted metal relative to metal germanide, metal-III-V materials and germanium from the microelectronic device having the same thereon; and
wherein the solvent comprises a species selected from the group consisting of water, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, butanol, pentanol, hexanol, 2-ethyl-1-hexanol, heptanol, octanol, and higher alcohols, 4-methyl-2-pentanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, butylene carbonate, ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, dipropylene glycol, diethylene glycol monomethyl ether, triethylene glycol monomethyl ether, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, triethylene glycol monoethyl ether, ethylene glycol monopropyl ether, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, triethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylene glycol monohexyl ether, diethylene glycol monohexyl ether, ethylene glycol phenyl ether, propylene glycol methyl ether, tripropylene glycol methyl ether (TPGME), dipropylene glycol dimethyl ether, dipropylene glycol ethyl ether, propylene glycol n-propyl ether, dipropylene glycol n-propyl ether (DPGPE), tripropylene glycol n-propyl ether, propylene glycol n-butyl ether, dipropylene glycol n-butyl ether, tripropylene glycol n-butyl ether, propylene glycol phenyl ether, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,336,825

ANTIBODY BINDING TO FCRN FOR TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

HANALL BIOPHARMA CO., LTD...

1. An isolated anti-FcRn antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, comprising a heavy chain variable region comprising CDR1 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 27, CDR2 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 28, and CDR3 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 29; and a light chain variable region comprising CDR1 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 30, CDR2 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 31, and CDR3 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 32,wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment binds to an epitope of human FcRn comprising residues S15, S16, P17, P19, G20, A23, F24, S40, L41, R42, R69, E72, K73, F75, L76, F79, G84 and Y88 of ? chain extracellular domain (SEQ ID NO:45) and E36 of ?2m chain (SEQ ID NO:46).
US Pat. No. 10,336,058

USE OF THIAZOLIDE COMPOUNDS FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES, CANCER AND DISEASES CAUSED BY INTRACELLULAR INFECTIONS

ROMARK LABORATORIES L.C.,...

1. A method of stimulating an immune response in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a thiazolide compound, wherein the thiazolide compound is nitazoxanide, tizoxanide, a mixture nitazoxanide and tizoxanide, N-(5-chlorothiazol-2-yl)-2-hydroxybenzamide, or a salt, ester, or amide thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,336,826

ANTIBODIES TO VLA-1

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A method of treating a subject having psoriasis, comprising administering to the subject a composition comprising an anti-VLA-1 antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof comprises light chain complementarity determining regions defined by amino acid residues 24 to 33, 49 to 55 and 88 to 96 of SEQ ID NO:1, and heavy chain complementarity determining regions defined by amino acid residues 31 to 35, 50 to 65 and 98 to 107 of SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,336,827

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO TREAT SOLID TUMORS

Wayne State University, ...

1. A method of inducing apoptosis of cells of an ovarian tumor in a subject in need thereof comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-CD11b antibody and/or Abciximab to the subject, thereby inducing apoptosis of cells of the ovarian cancer solid tumor in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,337,086

CORRODIBLE DOWNHOLE ARTICLE

Magnesium Elektron Limite...

1. A corrodible downhole article comprising a magnesium alloy which comprises0.4-10 wt % of a corrosion promoting element Ni,
2-8 wt % Y,
0.1-15 wt % of at least one rare earth metal other than Y, and
0-1 wt % Zr,
wherein a balance is magnesium and incidental impurities,
wherein the corrodible downhole article has a corrosion rate of at least 643 mg/cm2/day in 15% KCl at 93° C. and a 0.2% proof strength of at least 50 MPa when tested using standard tensile test method ASTM B557-10.
US Pat. No. 10,335,856

SYSTEM FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An additive manufacturing system, comprising:a platen having a top surface to support an object being manufactured;
a dispenser to deliver a plurality of successive layers of precursor material over the platen;
a plurality of lamps disposed below the top surface of the platen to heat the platen; and
an energy source to fuse at least some of the outermost layer of precursor material.
US Pat. No. 10,336,880

PROPYLENE RESIN FOAM PARTICLES AND FOAM PARTICLE MOLDED ARTICLE

JSP Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An expanded propylene resin bead comprising a core layer being in a foamed state and constituted of a propylene-based resin composition (a) and a cover layer covering the core layer and constituted of an olefin-based resin (b),the propylene-based resin composition (a) satisfying the following (i) and (ii), and the olefin-based resin (b) satisfying the following (iii) or (iv):
(i) the propylene-based resin composition (a) is a mixture of 65% by weight to 98% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a1) having a melting point of 145° C. or more and less than 165° C. and a flexural modulus of 1,200 MPa or more and 35% by weight to 2% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a2) having a melting point of 135° C. to 145° C. and a flexural modulus of 1,000 MPa to 1,200 MPa, provided that a sum total weight of the propylene-based resin (a1) and the propylene-based resin (a2) is 100% by weight, wherein the propylene-based resin (a2) is obtained through polymerization in the presence of a metallocene-based polymerization catalyst;
(ii) a difference between the melting point of the propylene-based resin (a1) and the melting point of the propylene-based resin (a2) [(melting point of a1)?(melting point of a2)] is 5° C. to 25° C.;
(iii) the olefin-based resin (b) is a crystalline olefin-based resin having a melting point (TmB) that is lower than a melting point (TmA) of the propylene-based resin composition (a), with a difference between the melting point (TmA) and the melting point (TmB) [TmA?TmB] being more than 0° C. and 80° C. or less; and
(iv) the olefin-based resin (b) is a non-crystalline olefin-based resin having a softening point (TsB) that is lower than the melting point (TmA) of the propylene-based resin composition (a), with a difference between the melting point (TmA) and the softening point (TsB) [TmA?TsB] being more than 0° C. and 100° C. or less.
US Pat. No. 10,336,881

MONOLITHS

Alfred E. Mann Foundation...

1. A method of fabricating a self-wicking monolith for processing a fluid sample, the method comprising:providing at least one hydrophilic monomer and at least one linker monomer, the at least one linker monomer having two polymerizable groups spaced apart by a linker comprising at least one —C(R)2O— group; wherein each R is individually a hydrogen or an organic group;
optionally wherein at least one further monomer is provided;
obtaining a polymerizable composition by combining the at least one hydrophilic monomer and the at least one linker monomer in a porogenic solvent;
polymerising the polymerizable composition to form the self-wicking monolith;
obtaining the self-wicking monolith as a polymeric matrix free of the porogenic solvent and free of any unpolymerized monomers:
forming an amplification zone configured to facilitate amplification of a target nucleic acid sequences in the fluid sample;
forming a plurality of zones, wherein the zones have different wicking properties and/or chemical properties, and wherein the forming a plurality of zones comprises at least one of the following:
forming a clean-up zone configured to perform at least one of the following:
mechanical entrapment of a component in the fluid sample to retard or prevent movement of the component through a monolith during wicking;
affinity entrapment of a component in the fluid sample to retard or prevent movement of the component through a monolith during wicking;
facilitate one or more of polynucleotide release via disruption of somatic cells, viruses, bacteria, or fungi;
cytosol release through cell lysis; or
facilitate release of an analyte through disruption of masking effects in a sample matrix of the fluid sample;
forming a reverse transcription zone configured to facilitate reverse transcription of RNA to cDNA; or
forming an indication zone configured to facilitate detection of an analyte molecule, wherein the indication zone includes a dye fluorophore or a chromophore and optionally a quencher.
US Pat. No. 10,334,842

AGRICULTURAL ADJUVANT COMPOSITIONS, PESTICIDE COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR USING SUCH COMPOSITIONS

SOLVAY USA, INC., Cranbu...

1. A method for treating a target plant with a pesticide, the method comprising:obtaining an adjuvant composition, the adjuvant composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight:
about 95 parts by weight of an alkyl fatty acid ester; and
about 3 parts by weight of a surfactant comprising:
about 1 part by weight of a 60% solution of at least one anionic surfactant in 2-ethylhexanol; and
about 2 parts by weight of at least one nonionic surfactant;
combining the adjuvant composition with an effective amount of a pesticide; and
spraying the combined adjuvant composition and pesticide onto the foliage of the target plant.
US Pat. No. 10,334,843

AGRICULTURAL ADJUVANT COMPOSITIONS, PESTICIDE COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR USING SUCH COMPOSITIONS

SOLVAY USA, INC., Cranbu...

1. A method for treating a target plant with a pesticide, the method comprising:obtaining an adjuvant composition, the adjuvant composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight:
about 95 parts by weight of an alkyl fatty acid ester;
about 3 parts by weight of a surfactant comprising at least one anionic surfactant and at least one nonionic surfactant; and
a fatty acid;
combining the adjuvant composition with a pesticide; and
spraying the combined adjuvant composition and pesticide onto the foliage of the target plant.
US Pat. No. 10,334,846

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS WITH EFFICACY AGAINST SPORES AND OTHER ORGANISMS

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

15. A composition for the disinfection of surfaces, the composition comprising:at least 70 wt. % of a C1-6 alcohol, based upon the total weight of the composition; and
at least one primary enhancer selected from the group consisting of amine-containing enhancers, ?-aminoacids, salts of alkali metals, salts of alkaline earth metals, and anionic surfactants,
wherein the composition has pH of less than 3.

US Pat. No. 10,341,988

TRANSMITTING CONTENT TO DEVICES

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:receiving content of at least one service at a device of a communication network via a dedicated unicast radio bearer;
determining, at the device, that a cell broadcasting on a frequency of the communication network provides an availability of control information supporting initiating reception of a broadcast transmission of said content with a sufficient quality and that the cell belongs to a service area of the at least one service; and
in response to determining that the control information supporting initiating reception of the broadcast transmission is available and that the cell broadcasting on the frequency belongs to the service area of the at least one service;
transmitting, from the device, via the dedicated unicast radio bearer an indication that the dedicated unicast radio bearer is not needed for reception of said content.

US Pat. No. 10,341,982

TECHNIQUE AND SYSTEM OF POSITIONING A MOBILE TERMINAL INDOORS

InvenSense, Inc., San Jo...

1. A method for mobile terminal indoor positioning, comprising the following steps:detecting patterns identifying a location of the mobile terminal in a specific position on the basis of data obtained from at least one inertial and non-inertial sensor along a movement path of at least one mobile terminal for a plurality of specific positions;
detecting and saving of the mobile terminal movement path in a local coordinate system associated with the above for at least some of each specific position and data acquired from non-inertial sensors;
determining statistically averaged parameters of conversion between the mobile terminal local coordinate systems for at least some of the specific positions detected along the terminal movement path;
preparing at least one map of a distribution of output data from the non-inertial sensor on the basis of the statistically averaged parameters; and
estimating a position of the mobile terminal on the basis of the prepared map;
wherein the position is estimated with a particle-filter.

US Pat. No. 10,341,977

METHOD FOR OBTAINING DOWNLINK SYNCHRONIZATION, AND MTC APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for obtaining a downlink synchronization, the method performed by a bandwidth reduced device and comprising:receiving, from a base station, a dedicated synchronization signal on a first subframe before a second subframe which attempts to receive a paging message, wherein the dedicated synchronization signal is dedicatedly used for the bandwidth reduced device;
obtaining the downlink synchronization with the base station based on the dedicated synchronization signal; and
after obtaining the downlink synchronization, attempting to receive the paging message,
wherein the dedicated synchronization signal is received on a sub-band which is same as a sub-band on which the paging message is received, within an entire system bandwidth of the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,976

ACQUIRING ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INFORMATION FOR A CELLULAR NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a synchronization signal, wherein the synchronization signal is common to a plurality of cells within a network, and wherein the synchronization signal comprises information common to the plurality of cells;
acquiring a timing of the network based on the synchronization signal;
transmitting an uplink communication signal after acquiring the timing of the network; and
receiving, after transmitting the uplink communication signal, unicast system information for the UE comprising at least one of:
an on-demand system information block (SIB), or an on-demand master information block (MIB).

US Pat. No. 10,341,969

MAPPING SCHEMES FOR SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL SCRAMBLING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A receiver, comprising:circuitry for receiving a primary synchronization signal and a scrambled secondary synchronization signal having at least two segments; and
circuitry for detecting the primary synchronization signal and the scrambled secondary synchronization signal, wherein the scrambling of the scrambled secondary synchronization signal is derived from a primary synchronization sequence of the primary synchronization signal,
wherein the scrambled secondary synchronization signal has an additional scrambling of one of the at least two segments.

US Pat. No. 10,341,965

METHOD FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system comprising a first base station (BS) and a second BS, the method comprising:obtaining information related to a power headroom (PH) for the second BS;
obtaining both a PH value for a first cell and a total PH value for activated cells of the UE;
calculating a ratio value of the PH value for the first cell to the total PH value for the activated cells of the UE; and
transmitting, to the first BS, the ratio value, the PH value for the first cell, and the information related to the PH for the second BS,
wherein the activated cells include both the first cell related to the first BS and a second cell related to the second BS,
wherein the information related to the PH for the second BS includes scheduling information for the second BS, and
wherein the scheduling information includes information on whether the UE received an uplink grant for the second BS,
wherein the ratio value and the PH value for the first cell are used by the first BS for calculating a PH value of the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,341,961

POWER CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR MULTI-BEAM CONFIGURATION

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for determining a Physical Uplink Share Channel (PUSCH) transmission power, the method implementable by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:measuring reference signal received power;
calculating downlink path loss by comparing the reference signal received power to a downlink transmit power from a next generation node B (gNB);
obtaining parameters from the gNB; and
determining the PUSCH transmission power PPUSCH,c(i,j) for a PUSCH transmission of a serving cell c using parameter set configuration with index j in PUSCH transmission period i, based on a formula as follows:

wherein PCMAX,c(i) is a configured UE transmission power for the serving cell c in the PUSCH transmission period i, MPUSCH,c(i) is bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment expressed in number of resource blocks for PUSCH transmission period i, PO_PUSCH,c(j) is a target power including the sum of a cell specific nominal component PO_NOMINAL_PUSCH,c(j) and a UE specific component PO_UE_PUSCH,c(j), ?c(j) is a scaling factor, PLc is a downlink (DL) path loss, ?TF,c(i) is a UE specific parameter for different types of traffic, and fc(i) is PUSCH power control adjustment state for the PUSCH transmission period i;wherein the method further comprising:calculating a numerology adjustment factor ?scs as follows:
wherein SCSconf is a configured subcarrier spacing for the PUSCH transmission and SCSdefault is default subcarrier spacing; andutilizing the numerology adjustment factor ?SCS as an additional parameter to determine the PUSCH transmission power as follows:

US Pat. No. 10,341,960

HANDLING TRANSMISSIONS AFTER PAUSE IN ELAA

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a resource allocation for a contiguous transmission over a set of subframes on a secondary carrier including contention-based shared spectrum;
initiating transmission on the secondary carrier;
pausing transmission on the secondary carrier prior to completion of the contiguous transmission over the set of subframes of the resource allocation;
detecting activity or no activity on the secondary carrier during the pausing;
if activity was detected on the secondary carrier during the pausing, resuming, in response to a successful full listen before talk (LBT) check, transmission of the contiguous transmission on the secondary carrier after the pausing; and
if no activity was detected on the second carrier during the pausing, resuming, in response to a successful reduced LBT check, transmission of the contiguous transmission on the secondary carrier after the pausing;
wherein the resuming reoccupies the secondary carrier without start of a new channel occupancy of the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,341,959

UPLINK TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL AFTER BEAM CHANGE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a beam change based at least in part on a beam change condition, the beam change comprising a transition from a first transmission configuration based at least in part on a first beam direction of a cell to a second transmission configuration based at least in part on a second beam direction of the cell;
transmitting, based at least in part on the beam change condition, a beam change request message;
receiving a downlink (DL) message associated with the identifying the beam change and with the beam change request message, wherein the DL message comprises a transmission power indication and wherein the transmission power indication comprises a transmit power control (TPC) command; and
transmitting an uplink (UL) message at a power level based at least in part on the receiving.

US Pat. No. 10,341,947

NODE SELECTION IN VIRTUAL EVOLVED PACKET CORE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A network element comprising a virtual mobility management entity (MME) to implement virtual network node selection for establishing a long term evolution (LTE) session in a virtual evolved packet core (EPC) network, the virtual MME comprising:a memory;
an interface; and
one or more computer processors coupled to the memory and the interface;
the virtual MME configured to perform an operation comprising:
receiving, from an evolved Node B (eNodeB), an attach request for a user equipment;
receiving, from at least one of a home subscriber server and a home location register, subscriber information including a network selection hint of a desired attribute type other than geographic location;
determining that the network selection hint corresponds to the received attach request;
determining a domain name for establishing the LTE session, based at least in part on the network selection hint, wherein the determined domain name is associated with a virtual network node in the virtual EPC network, wherein the virtual network node is at least one of a virtual serving gateway and a virtual packet data network gateway:
receiving an address of the virtual network node, wherein the address was identified based on the domain name; and
establishing the LTE session with the virtual network node associated with the determined domain name, thereby implementing, via the virtual MME and for establishing the LTE session in the virtual EPC network, virtual network node selection that disregards where the eNobeB is geographically located relative to at least one of the virtual MME, the virtual serving gateway, and the virtual packet data network gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,341,931

MMWAVE FOR MOBILE DATA

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a download server instantiated on a computing device; and
a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs);
wherein said download server is operative to:
receive a download request from a mobile device;
determine a current location for said mobile device; based at least on said current location, predict a route for said mobile device;
allocate at least one target AP along said route from among said multiplicity of wireless APs;
estimate a download capacity for said at least one target AP;
in response to said download request, forward at least one download file to said at least one target AP, based, at least in part, on said estimated download capacity for said at least one target AP; and
wherein said at least one target AP is operative to:
receive said at least one download file;
identify said mobile device;
download at least part of said download file to said mobile device in an mmWave transmission;
determine that a download of said at least one download file to said mobile device was not completed; and
notify said download server that said download was not completed;
said download server is further operative to:
allocate at least a second target AP along said route; and forward at least a remaining portion of said at least one download file to said at least a second target AP.

US Pat. No. 10,341,930

MOBILE AD-HOC ROUTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A mobile ad-hoc routing apparatus comprising:a first communication module configured to transmit and receive data through a first communication band;
a second communication module configured to transmit and receive data through a second communication band different from the first communication band;
a memory configured to store a program; and
a processor configured to execute the program stored in the memory,
wherein when the program is executed:
the processor receives first control information broadcast by one or more neighboring nodes via the first communication band using the first communication module and stores the first control information in the memory, wherein the first control information includes current position and communication status information of the neighboring node,
the processor updates information on the neighboring node on the basis of the first control information, generates packet forwarding information which includes information on a node which currently allows packet data to be transmitted based on the updated information on the neighboring node, and stores the generated packet forwarding information in the memory, and
the processor determines a subsequent node which allows the packet data to be transmitted to a destination node on the basis of the packet forwarding information and transmits the packet data to the subsequent node via the second communication band using the second communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,341,924

PRIMARY SECONDARY CELL CHANGE METHOD AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:supplying, by a secondary base station, service to a terminal through a first secondary cell (S-Cell) used as a primary S-Cell, wherein the service is simultaneously supplied by a primary base station through a primary cell (P-Cell) for the terminal, and the secondary base station comprises the first S-Cell used as the primary S-cell for the terminal and a second S-Cell;
receiving, by the secondary base station, a measure report from the terminal; and
selecting, by the secondary base station, the second S-Cell as the primary S-Cell according to the measure report;
updating, by the secondary base station, the primary S-Cell for the terminal from the first S-Cell to the second S-Cell;
sending, by the secondary base station, a message to the terminal, the message indicating change of the primary S-Cell for the terminal from the first S-Cell to the second S-Cell; and
supplying, by the secondary base station, the service to the terminal through the second S-Cell as the primary S-Cell, while the service is simultaneously supplied by the primary base station through the same P-Cell for the terminal,
wherein the P-Cell and the primary S-Cell are separately configured to simultaneously supply a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,918

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DATA TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing data transmission in a wireless communication system, by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:performing data transmission through a primary radio access technology (RAT) system;
acquiring a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message including first information on a threshold and second information on a satisfaction duration;
comparing the threshold identified by the first information and a measurement result of a secondary RAT system during the satisfaction duration identified by the second information; and
when the measurement result of the secondary RAT system is greater than the threshold, performing data transmission through the secondary RAT system,
wherein the primary RAT system is a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) long-term evolution (LTE) system, wherein the secondary RAT system is an institute of electrical and electronics engineers (IEEE) 802.11 system, and
wherein the satisfaction duration is a duration during which a condition, that the measurement result of the secondary RAT system is greater than the threshold, should be met.

US Pat. No. 10,341,909

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DATA SCHEDULING OF BASE STATION USING LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting downlink data by a base station to a terminal, the method comprising:determining, by at least one processor, whether a bearer associated with the downlink data is a radio link control-acknowledged mode (RLC-AM) bearer;
when the bearer is the RLC-AM bearer:
determining, by the at least one processor, whether the bearer is a signaling radio bearer (SRB);
when the bearer is the SRB:
determining, by the at least one processor, whether the bearer is included in a first SRB group or a second SRB group, wherein the first SRB group includes an SRB0 and an SRB1, and the second SRB group includes an SRB2;
when the bearer is included in the second SRB group, selecting, by the at least one processor, a first serving cell using a licensed band or a second serving cell using an unlicensed band for transmitting the downlink data; and
when the bearer is included in the first SRB group, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band for transmitting the downlink data;
when the bearer is not the SRB:
determining, by the at least one processor, whether transmission of the downlink data is an initial transmission;
when the transmission of the downlink data is the initial transmission, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band or the second serving cell using the unlicensed band for transmitting the downlink data;
when the transmission of the downlink data is a retransmission, determining, by the at least one processor, whether a number of transmission failures of the downlink data exceeds a first reference value;
when the number of transmission failures of the downlink data does not exceed the first reference value, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band or the second serving cell using the unlicensed band for transmitting the downlink data; and
when the number of transmission failures of the downlink data exceeds the first reference value, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band for transmitting the downlink data; and
transmitting, by a transceiver, the downlink data on the selected serving cell to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,905

REPORTING INTRA-WLAN MOBILITY TO 3GPP

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a wireless device operable in a first wireless communication network and a second wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving, from the first wireless communication network, an identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network, the one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network operable to process traffic for the wireless device, wherein the first wireless communication network comprises a 3GPP radio access technology, and wherein the identification of one or more network nodes is used for traffic steering by the wireless device in the second wireless communication network, and wherein the second wireless communication network comprises a wireless local area network (WLAN) radio access technology;
receiving an instruction from the second wireless communication network to move traffic from a first network node of the second wireless communication network to a second network node of the second wireless communication network, the first network node one of the identified one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network;
comparing an identification of the second network node to the received identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network to determine that the identification of the second network node is not included in the received identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network;
reporting, to the first wireless network, an indication of the instruction received from the second wireless communication network and the identification of the second network node of the second wireless communication network; and
receiving, from the first wireless communication network, in response to the first wireless communication network receiving the identification of the second network node, an updated identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network operable to process traffic for the wireless device, the updated identification preventing conflicts between traffic steering instructions received from the first wireless communication network and the second wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM RELATING TO HANDOVER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method relating to handover in a communication system, the method comprising:establishing that a communication device is involved in a handover process from a first cell to a second cell; and
increasing transmission power of a scheduling assignment specific for the communication device, wherein prior to the increasing transmission power, establishing that a signaling radio bearer is to be scheduled for the communication device,
wherein the scheduling assignment specific for the communication device relates to a handover command of a signaling radio bearer and in response to the establishing that the signaling radio bearer is to be scheduled for the communication device, increasing the transmission power for the signaling radio bearer,
wherein the increasing transmission power comprises increasing the transmission power of at least one control channel element (CCE) specific for the communication device during a time interval from a first handover event of the handover process to a second handover event of the handover process, and
wherein the transmission power of the at least one CCE specific for the communication device is higher than the transmission power of CCEs for the communication device outside the time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,341,901

TUNNEL CONGESTION VOLUME POLICING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first network node for enabling network congestion management in a wireless network, wherein said method comprises the steps of:encapsulating and sending user packets in a tunnel to a second network node, wherein each of said user packets comprises information related to a byte loss volume for said tunnel, said information related to a byte loss volume for said tunnel comprising a byte sequence number, defined as a first byte of data in each of said user packets, for said tunnel where said byte sequence number is included in a header for said tunnel; and
receiving congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel from said second network node; and performing one of the following steps:
applying network congestion policing for said tunnel based on said received congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel; and
forwarding said received congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel to a third network node, to enable network congestion policing for said tunnel based on said received congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel.

US Pat. No. 10,341,894

RELIABILITY MONITORING FOR CRITICAL WIRELESS SERVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a wireless device operating in a wireless network, for reporting measurements of interference affecting a wireless service provided by the wireless network, the method comprising:receiving, from the wireless network, configuration information instructing the wireless device to perform measurements on one or more radio resources or signals, the one or more radio resources or signals being solely associated with one or more wireless services that the wireless device is at least currently unable to use;
performing one or more measurements on the radio resources or signals, in accordance with the received configuration information; and
selectively reporting results of the measurements, based on the configuration information;wherein the wireless device is at least currently unable to use the one or more wireless services because of at least one of the following:the wireless device is physically incapable of using at least one of the one or more wireless services;
the wireless device is not equipped with one or more software or firmware components needed to carry out at least one of the more wireless services;
at least one of the one or more wireless services is not activated on the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,887

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication system comprising:a first base station comprises:
at least one memory storing instructions, and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to;
execute a process in a PDCP (Packet Data Control Protocol) layer; and
a second base station comprises:
at least one memory storing instructions, and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to;
execute a process in an RLC (Radio Link Control) layer on data transmitted by the first base station, and
transmit the data on which the process in the RLC layer has been executed to a mobile station,
wherein
when the first base station receives user data addressed to the mobile station, the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit a SeNB Additional Request as a session additional request message to the second base station and instruct the second base station to establish a session with the mobile station,
the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to execute the process in the RLC layer in the first base station, transmit the user data to the mobile station, and include a PDCP PDU (Protocol Data Unit) sequence number of a PDCP PDU that has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station and a HFN (Hyper Frame Number) used to conceal the PDCP PDU that has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station in the SeNB Additional Request,
the at least one processor of the second base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit a response message to the first base station when the data has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station, and
the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit data to be transmitted next to the second base station when the first base station receives the response message.

US Pat. No. 10,341,883

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP INFORMATION TRANSMISSION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus comprising: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, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to:
responsive to adding of an additional base station for a user equipment, said additional base station having a closed subscriber cell, cause a message to be transmitted from a base station to a network entity,
said message comprising information identifying a closed subscriber group associated with said additional base station, downlink tunnel endpoints, and information indicating if said user equipment is single or dual connectivity mode,
wherein said message further comprises at least one of:
information of bearers allocated to one or more closed subscriber cells;
information about radio access bearers to be switched;
bearer type information;
access mode information,
wherein said access mode information indicates said access mode is set to hybrid access mode; or
closed subscriber group information and closed subscriber membership status information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,879

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHODS AND BASE STATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communications system comprising:a base station as a network controller, the base station configured to:
transmit a request message for measurement information to one or more infrastructure units, comprising one or more relay nodes and one or more mobile communication terminals;
receive, in response to the request message, the measurement information from the one or more infrastructure units;
analyse the measurement information to identify all potential communications paths between the one or more infrastructure units;
create a look-up table from the analysis of the measurement information that links each of the incoming communications paths with relevant communications sessions of the infrastructure units into outgoing communications paths with relevant combined sessions for each of the relay nodes; and
transmit at least a part of the look-up table to each of the one or more infrastructure units, the at least a part of the look-up table being relevant to the infrastructure unit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,873

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE UPLINK INTERFERENCE COORDINATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method to provide uplink interference coordination in a network environment, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a macro cell radio, measurement information from a user equipment served by the macro cell radio, the measurement information pertaining to a plurality of small cell radios neighboring the macro cell radio;
determining a plurality of macro interference budget parameters by operation of one or more computer processors and based on the measurement information, including: (i) estimating a first macro interference budget parameter comprising a total average interference caused by the macro cell radio and (ii) identifying a second macro interference budget parameter comprising one or more small cell radios deemed as being under the coverage of the macro cell radio; and
sending the plurality of macro interference budget parameters to a central management entity in order to permit the central management entity to calculate one or more interference coordination parameters, whereafter uplink interference in the network environment is coordinated based on the one or more interference coordination parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,869

METHOD FOR CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT OF POLICY RULE AND EUICC

KT CORPORATION, Seongnam...

1. An embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) configured to control and enforce policy rules, the eUICC including or being connected with a policy rule storage configured to define actions and conditions required to enforce a plurality of policies and store a plurality of policy rules, the eUICC comprising:policy controller program code configured to, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to control the plurality of policy rules; and
policy enforcer program code configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to enforce the plurality of policy rules,
wherein a policy is a principle reflecting rules for controlling the eUICC and an external entity remotely managing the eUICC,
wherein the plurality of policy rules includes a first type of policy rules and a second type of policy rules, the first type of policy rules and the second type of policy rules being managed in physically different places,
wherein the plurality of policy rules comprise a plurality of policy rules for each profile, and
wherein the plurality of policy rules comprise a policy rule which has information as to whether profile deletion is allowed as a variable.

US Pat. No. 10,341,847

REACTIONARY DATA TRANSFER TO COLD STORAGE

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for reactionary data transfer, the method comprising:sensing, by one or more processors, damage to a mobile device based on tensile strength of one or more sensors and integrity of one or more sensor arrays, associated with the mobile device, wherein the one or more sensors and the one or more sensor arrays are monitored for physical damage for a pre-defined time limit;
determining, by the one or more processors, a degree of damage to the one or more sensors and the one or more sensor arrays, wherein determining the degree of damage comprises:
analyzing, by the one or more processors, the integrity of the one or more sensor arrays;
responsive to the analyzing indicating the degree of damage to the one or more sensor arrays is greater than a predetermined threshold, determining, by the one or more processors, if mobile data settings, associated with the mobile device, are enabled;
responsive to determining the mobile data settings are enabled and receiving instructions from the mobile data settings, transferring, by the one or more processors, data from the mobile device to a storage location;
determining, by the one or more processors, notification settings for the mobile device; andresponsive to receiving instruction from notification settings, sending, by one or more processors, a notification to designated user contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,341,826

EASY LOCATION SHARING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:a touch-sensitive surface;
a display;
one or more processors; and
memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
displaying, on the display, a message region;
displaying, in the message region, a message transcript of messages sent between a first participant and a second participant;
while displaying the message transcript of messages in the message region, detecting, via the touch-sensitive surface, one or more inputs directed to sharing a location of the first participant and
in response to detecting the one or more inputs, displaying a shared-location affordance in the message region, wherein the shared-location affordance comprises a map representation of a location of the first participant, wherein user input on the shared-location affordance causes display of an enlarged map view of the map representation corresponding to the location of the first participant, and wherein displaying the shared-location affordance in the message region comprises:
shifting, in an upwards direction, the message transcript in the message region; and
displaying the shared-location affordance is displayed below and adjacent to the message transcript; and
subsequent to displaying the shared-location affordance in the message region, displaying a new message of the message transcript of messages in the message region, wherein the new message is by the first participant or the second participant, and wherein displaying the new message comprises:
shifting, in an upwards direction, the message transcript and the shared-location affordance in the message region; and
displaying the new message below the shared-location affordance in the message region.

US Pat. No. 10,341,812

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR RECONFIGURING A ROAMING MOBILE BASE STATION BASED UPON ITS LOCATION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory comprising computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus, at least to:
detect in a home network, a near-approaching border, via a proximity detection mechanism;
transmit a proximity indicator to the home network;
determine an operating mode based on the detection and/or a current mobility mode;
switch the operating mode from a full base station functionality to a limited base station functionality based on the determining of an operating mode; and
establish a connection to a visitor network,
wherein the limited base station functionality comprises a relay mode.

US Pat. No. 10,341,784

HEARING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM INCORPORATING DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE CUSTOMIZATION

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method implemented by a hearing device configured to be worn at, on or in an ear of a wearer, the method comprising:determining, using one or more positional sensors of the hearing device, a three-dimensional position of the hearing device in response to the wearer looking at a sound source in space;
receiving an input to the hearing device directly from the wearer while the wearer is looking at the sound source;
storing, in the hearing device, the three-dimensional position of the hearing device in response to the received input; and
adjusting a directionality of one or more microphones of the hearing device in response to the stored three-dimensional position.

US Pat. No. 10,341,776

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a body;
a first support structured to move around an outer surface of the body, wherein the first support extends from the body along a line in a first direction;
a second support fixed to the body, wherein the second support extends from the body along a line in a second direction different from the first direction;
an ear loop extended from the first support to the second support, such that the ear loop forms a closed loop with the first support, the second support, and the body, wherein a shape of the ear loop changes according to a movement of the first support; and
a tilting unit installed inside the body,
wherein the tilting unit includes:
a damper-seated part being a plate and elongated along a region in which the first support is moved, wherein the damper-seated part includes ridges and valleys;
a damper controller elongated from a central axis of the body to the damper-seated part; and
a damper member fixed to the damper controller between the damper controller and the damper-seated part to contact the ridges or the valleys of the damper-seated part and coupled with the first support, and
wherein the damper member rotates in a clockwise direction or a counter-clockwise direction with respect to the central axis of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,341,775

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RENDERING A SPATIAL AUDIO OUTPUT SIGNAL

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising;using a first microphone and a second microphone to detect ambient noise where the first microphone is positioned at a first position within a headset and the second microphone is positioned at a second position within the headset;
comparing the ambient noise detected by the first microphone to the ambient noise detected by the second microphone to determine locations of the microphones;
using the determined locations of the microphones to enable a spatial audio output signal to be rendered by the headset;
using the locations of the microphones to determine whether or not the headset is being worn; and
in response to determining that the headset is not being worn, pausing the spatial audio output signal rendered by the headset.

US Pat. No. 10,341,772

AUDIO STICK FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS SPEAKERS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. An apparatus for interfacing between a digital audio source device and two or more wireless speakers, comprising:a connector that connects to the digital audio source device, and that receives power from the digital audio source device, wherein the apparatus is powered by the received power;
an input digital audio interface that receives an input digital audio signal from the digital audio source device via a wired signal path;
a processor that receives the input digital audio signal from the input digital audio interface, and that generates an output digital audio signal comprising a surround audio signal; and
a wireless transceiver including an output audio transmitter that receives the output digital audio signal from the processor, and that transmits two or more calibration tones and the output digital audio signal to the two or more wireless speakers via a wireless signal path, wherein each calibration tone is unique for one of the wireless speakers,
wherein the wireless transceiver receives audio data from a first wireless speaker via the wireless signal path, and wherein the audio data has been recorded by the first wireless speaker from one of the calibration tones rendered by a second wireless speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,341,771

MAIN SPEAKER, SUB SPEAKER AND SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A system, comprising:a main speaker configured to:
receive a first audio signal from a first source device, and
output first audio associated with the first audio signal; and
at least one sub speaker configured to:
communicate with the first source device wirelessly or by wire, and
selectively operate in one of a first mode or a second mode,
wherein the at least one sub speaker, when operating in the first mode, is further configured to output second audio associated with the first audio signal received directly from the first source device
wherein the at least one sub speaker, when operating in the second mode, is further configured to output audio associated with a second audio signal received from a second source device,
wherein the first mode and the second mode are identified by respective mode LEDs,
wherein the first audio signal encodes data representing a plurality of sounds,
wherein, when the at least one sub speaker is operating in the first mode and a particular user input is received:
one of the main speaker or the at least one sub speaker extracts a particular sound, of the plurality of sounds, from the first audio signal and outputs only the extracted particular sound, and
another one of the main speaker or the at least one sub speaker outputs remaining sounds, of the plurality of sounds, from the first audio signal and does not output the extracted particular sound, and
wherein, when the at least one sub speaker is operating in the first mode and the particular user input is not received, the first audio outputted by the main speaker and the second audio outputted by the at least one sub speaker include each of the plurality of sounds encoded in the first audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,770

ENCODED AUDIO METADATA-BASED LOUDNESS EQUALIZATION AND DYNAMIC EQUALIZATION DURING DRC

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for loudness equalization in a playback system, comprising:receiving audio content, and metadata for the audio content, wherein the metadata includes a plurality of dynamic range control (DRC) gain values that have been computed for the audio content;
deriving a playback level from a user volume setting for the playback system;
comparing the playback level with an assigned mixing level that is assigned to the audio content;
applying an inverse DRC characteristic to the plurality of DRC gain values received in the metadata to compute a plurality of instantaneous loudness values for the audio content, wherein the inverse DRC characteristic is an inverse of a DRC characteristic that was applied to the audio content at an encoding side to produce the DRC gain values; and
computing a plurality of parameters that define an equalization filter by which the received audio content is filtered before driving a speaker in the playback system, wherein the parameters are computed based on 1) the plurality of instantaneous loudness values computed using the inverse DRC characteristic, and 2) the comparing of the playback level with the mixing level.

US Pat. No. 10,341,763

PASSIVE RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDU...

1. A passive radiator assembly for a loudspeaker system comprising:a pair of passive radiators including a first passive radiator and a second passive radiator; and
a frame having a first opening, a second opening and a third opening, wherein the first opening and the second opening are located on parallel sides of the frame, respectively, wherein the first passive radiator and the second passive radiator are mounted into the first opening and the second opening of the parallel sides of the frame, respectively, so as to oppose each other at a predetermined distance,
wherein the first passive radiator has a first maximum excitation amplitude and the second passive radiator has a second maximum excitation amplitude, and wherein the predetermined distance between the mounted first passive radiator and the mounted second passive radiator is larger than a sum of the first maximum excitation amplitude and the second maximum excitation amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,341,761

ACOUSTIC WAVEGUIDE FOR AUDIO SPEAKER

Tymphany HK Limited, Wan...

1. An audio system, comprising:a pair of loudspeakers disposed in a common acoustic cavity; and
an acoustic waveguide disposed in the common acoustic cavity between the pair of loudspeakers,
wherein the audio systems includes only one acoustic waveguide,
wherein the acoustic waveguide comprises:
a first main surface facing the woofer; and
a second main surface facing the tweeter,
wherein the first main surface and the second main surface are smoothly connected to each other, and
wherein the first main surface is convex facing the woofer and the second main surface is bell-shaped facing the tweeter.

US Pat. No. 10,341,760

ELECTRONIC EAR PROTECTION DEVICES

IP Holdings, Inc., Grand...

1. An electronic ear protection device, comprising:a pair of ear cups, each having a speaker therein;
a headband positioned above the pair or ear cups; and
a pair of arms that connect the pair of ear cups to opposite ends of the headband; and
an electronic sound control module attached to the headband, the module comprising:
one or more microphones configured to detect an ambient sound and generate a corresponding ambient sound signal,
one or more inputs operable to control a volume of the ambient sound signal delivered to the speakers in the ear cups via one or more cables that extend from the electronic sound control module to the speakers, and
circuitry operable to process the ambient sound signal and to communicate the processed ambient sound signal to the speakers in the ear cups via the one or more cables,
wherein a user can actuate the one or more inputs of the electronic sound control module attached to the headband to thereby control the volume of ambient sound provided to the user through the speakers in the ear cups.

US Pat. No. 10,341,755

WEARABLE SOUND EQUIPMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A wearable sound equipment comprising:a main body shaped to be wearable on a user's body part;
an earbud comprising an audio output unit;
a board located in the main body and comprising a ground;
a cable having a first end coupled to the main body and a second end coupled to the earbud, the cable comprising an audio line and a ground line;
an audio chipset coupled to the audio line and configured to transmit a sound signal to the audio output unit;
an antenna radiator located in the main body;
a feeder connecting the board and one end of the antenna radiator and configured to supply electric power to the antenna radiator; and
a ground connection located between the ground and the ground line, the ground connection connecting a first end of the ground line and the ground of the board,
wherein connection points of both the feeder and the ground connection are located at one end portion of the board that is away from a middle portion of the board such that the feeder and the ground connection are positioned near one another, and
wherein an electric field is stronger at the one end portion of the board than the middle portion of the board.

US Pat. No. 10,341,746

SENSOR SYSTEM WITH A SENSOR DATA BUFFER

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A device comprising:a sensor data buffer, wherein:
the device is configured to:
obtain sensor data from a plurality of sensors of the device;
organize the obtained sensor data into sensor-data frames that are stored in the sensor data buffer and are each respectively associated with a respective one of a plurality of time periods by, for each of the plurality of time periods, grouping together all of the sensor data obtained for the respective time period into a single respective one of the sensor-data frames, so that (a) sizes of different ones of the plurality of sensor-data frames differ depending on respective numbers of the plurality of sensors from which sensor data had been obtained for the respective time periods with which the respective sensor-data frames are associated and (b) for each of the plurality of sensors, all data recorded by the respective sensor at different times are separated into different ones of the sensor-data frames that each corresponds to a respective one of the different times;
subsequent to the organization of the obtained sensor data into the sensor-data frames stored in the sensor data buffer of the device, retrieve relevant portions of the sensor data of the sensor-data frames; and
execute an application on the device using the retrieved relevant portions of the sensor data;
each of the sensor-data frames includes a header that identifies all of the sensors whose data is included in the respective sensor-data frame and a sensor data area that includes the sensor data of the respective sensor-data frame; and
the retrieval is performed based on the headers.

US Pat. No. 10,341,742

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALERTING A USER TO MISSED CONTENT IN PREVIOUSLY ACCESSED MEDIA

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for automatically alerting a user that a segment in a media asset that was previously missed by the user will be missed again by notifying the user to maintain attention to the segment, the method comprising:generating for display to a user, during a first time period, the media asset;
detecting that the user is disregarding the segment of the media asset during the first time period;
in response to detecting that the user is disregarding the segment of the media asset during the first time period, storing, in a profile associated with the user, a position within the media asset corresponding to the segment of the media asset disregarded by the user and an indication that the user disregarded the segment of the media asset during the first time period;
generating for display to the user, during a second time period subsequent to the first time period, the media asset beginning at a time in the media asset that precedes the segment;
determining, based on the profile of the user, whether the user has previously accessed the media asset; and
in response to determining that the user has previously accessed the media asset:
retrieving, from the profile, the indication that the user disregarded the segment of the media asset and the position within the media asset corresponding to the segment of the media asset;
determining, during the second time period, whether a play position of the media asset corresponds to the position; and
in response to determining that the play position of the media asset corresponds to the position:
determining whether the user is disregarding the media asset during the second time period; and
in response to determining that the user is disregarding the media asset during the second time period, outputting an alert to the user, based on the indication, that the segment was previously missed by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,341,741

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND MEDIA FOR PRESENTING SUGGESTIONS OF MEDIA CONTENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for presenting suggestions of media content, the method comprising:determining, using a communication network, a location of a user device;
determining, using a hardware processor, probabilities of a media content item having a plurality of defined presentation start times and being played back at a plurality of predicted future locations of the user device based on a presence of a detected nearby display device that is suitable for presenting the media content item and that is associated with the user device over the communication network;
determining, using the hardware processor, a time at which a user interface that suggests that the media content item be played back at one of the plurality of defined presentation start times based on the determined probabilities is to be presented, wherein the time corresponds to when the user device is located at one of the plurality of predicted future locations; and
causing, using the hardware processor, the user interface that suggests viewing the media content item on the detected nearby display device to be presented at the determined time on the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,693

PRE-EMPTIVE CONTENT CACHING IN MOBILE NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:determining a current location and a current velocity of a mobile communications device;
determining a rate at which a user of the mobile communications device is accessing a data stream that has been received from a current wireless transceiver at the current location, wherein the current wireless transceiver transmits the data stream to the mobile communications device at the current location;
generating, based on a determined current location and the current velocity of the mobile communications device, a prediction for a next wireless transceiver to be accessed by the mobile communications device at a next location;
pre-caching a portion of the data stream at the predicted next wireless transceiver, wherein the portion of the data stream to be pre-cached is at least partially based on the rate at which the data stream is being accessed by the user of the mobile communications device at the current location;
determining that the mobile communications device has moved to the next location;
responsive to the determination that the mobile communications device has moved to the next location, streaming the pre-cached portion of the data stream from the predicted next wireless transceiver to the mobile communications device;
detecting, by one or more processors, repeated user disruptions of a playback of the data stream; and
adjusting, by the one or more processors, the pre-caching of the portion of the data stream at the predicted next wireless transceiver based on the repeated user disruptions of the playback of the data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,341,673

APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR TRANSCODING BITSTREAMS USING FIRST AND SECOND TRANSCODERS

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. An apparatus comprising:an interconnect configured to (i) provide encoded video data from an encoder to a decoder and (ii) receive an input bitstream including the encoded video data from the encoder, the interconnect comprising:
a communication link;
a first transcoder configured to (i) detect a type of lossless coding methodology used to generate the input bitstream, (ii) generate intermediate video data by (a) transcoding the encoded video data using a second lossless coding methodology responsive to detecting that the input bitstream is generated using a first lossless coding methodology, (b) copying the encoded video data responsive to detecting that the input bitstream is generated using the second lossless coding methodology and (c) copying the encoded video data responsive to detecting that the input bitstream is generated using a third coding methodology and (iii) transmit the intermediate video data in the communication link, wherein the second lossless coding methodology is different than the third coding methodology; and
a second transcoder located proximate to the decoder and in a different facility remote from the first transcoder, and configured to (i) receive the intermediate video data from the communication link, (ii) receive a signal from the decoder, (iii) detect a type of lossless coding methodology used to generate the intermediate video data and (iv) generate output video data by (a) transcoding the intermediate video data to recreate the input bitstream with the first lossless coding methodology responsive to the signal indicating that the decoder is capable of decoding with the first lossless coding methodology, (b) copying the intermediate video data with the second lossless coding methodology responsive to the signal indicating that the decoder is capable of decoding with the second lossless coding methodology and (c) skipping the transcoding of the intermediate video data responsive to determining that both (1) the intermediate video data is generated using the third coding methodology and (2) the signal indicates that the decoder is capable of decoding with the third coding methodology.

US Pat. No. 10,341,663

COEFFICIENT CODING HARMONIZATION IN HEVC

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A decoding device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
apply, as a condition that diagonal scan is applied to a first transform block of a plurality of transform blocks and a second transform block of the plurality of transform blocks, the diagonal scan to the plurality of transform blocks of a plurality of variable block sizes,
wherein the first transform block is of a first block size of the plurality of variable block sizes and the second transform block is of a second block size of the plurality of variable block sizes, and
wherein 4×4 sub-blocks of both the first transform block and the second transform block are diagonally scanned, and the diagonal scan is applied inside each of the 4×4 sub-blocks; and
apply same multi-level significance map decoding to the first transform block of the first block size and the second transform block of the second block size.

US Pat. No. 10,341,659

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SWITCHING INTERPOLATION FILTERS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

14. An apparatus, comprising:a memory configured to store video data; and
a processor configured to:
obtain the video data;
determine, for a coding unit, a subset of interpolation filters from a set of interpolation filters, the subset of interpolation filters including a plurality of interpolation filters, wherein the subset of interpolation filters is determined based on information, in the video data, associated with the coding unit;
encode the coding unit, wherein encoding the processing includes selecting an interpolation filter for motion estimation and motion compensation, and wherein the interpolation filter is selected from the subset of interpolation filters; and
generate an encoded video bitstream, wherein the encoded video bitstream includes the encoded coding unit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,656

IMAGE DECODING METHOD USING INTRA PREDICTION MODE

INFOBRIDGE PTE. LTD., Si...

1. A method of image decoding, the method comprising:generating a quantization block by inversely scanning quantization coefficient information;
generating a transform block by inversely quantizing the quantization block using a quantization step size;
generating a residual block by inversely transforming the transform block;reconstructing an intra prediction mode group indicator and a prediction mode index of a current block;constructing a first group including three intra prediction modes using valid intra prediction modes of left and top blocks of the current block;
determining an intra prediction mode corresponding to the prediction mode index in the first group as an intra prediction mode of the current block when the intra prediction mode group indicator indicates the first group;generating a prediction block on the basis of the determined intra prediction mode of the current block; andgenerating a reconstructed block using the residual block and the prediction block,
when only one of the intra prediction modes of the left and top blocks of the current block is available, two intra prediction modes are added to the first group,
wherein when the intra prediction mode of the left block is not equal to the intra prediction mode of the top block, and the intra prediction mode of the left block and the intra prediction mode of the top block are planar mode and DC mode, the first group includes the intra prediction modes of the left and top blocks and a vertical mode, and
wherein a lowest prediction mode index is assigned to the planar mode when the intra prediction mode of the current block does not belong to the first group and the planar mode is not included in the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,341,654

COMPUTING DEVICE FOR CONTENT ADAPTIVE VIDEO DECODING

1. A non-transitory computer-readable device having instructions stored which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform operations for decoding a bitstream encoded via a plurality of encoders, the operations comprising:identifying, from the bitstream, a first portion of a video covering a first period of time in the video and a second portion of the video covering a second period of time in the video, wherein each of the first portion of the video and the second portion of the video comprises a plurality of entire video frames;
identifying the first portion of the video covering the first period of time as comprising a first degree of action associated with an action scene;
identifying the second portion of the video covering the second period of time as comprising a second degree of action associated with a slow scene;
identifying, for the first portion of the video, a first model chosen from a plurality of predefined models based on the first portion of the video being the action scene, wherein each of the plurality of predefined models comprises a coding model associated with a set of composition features used for generating one of the first portion or the second portion and wherein the coding model defines a coding tool for encoding and decoding a portion of the bitstream comprising the set of composition features;
identifying, for the second portion of the video, a second model chosen from the plurality of predefined models based on the second portion of the video being the slow scene;
routing the first portion of the video to a first decoder of a plurality of decoders based on the first model;
decoding the first portion of the video by the first decoder according to the first model;
routing the second portion of the video to a second decoder based on the second model, wherein the plurality of decoders comprises a generic decoder and wherein the routing of each of the first portion and the second portion of the video to one of the plurality of decoders comprises routing one of the first portion or the second portion to the generic decoder when one of the first portion or the second portion is associated with a generic model and when content of one of the first portion of the video or the second portion of the video does not match a predetermined model; and
decoding the second portion of the video by the second decoder according to the second model, wherein the first model and the second model are each a different model.

US Pat. No. 10,341,648

AUTOMATED DETECTION OF PROBLEM INDICATORS IN VIDEO OF DISPLAY OUTPUT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:an electronic data store that stores a digital video, wherein the digital video comprises a plurality of frames, wherein the digital video comprises a recording of display output from a computing device; and
a hardware processor in communication with the electronic data store, the hardware processor configured to execute computer-executable instructions to at least:
select a set of frames from the digital video;
for each of a plurality of frame pairings within the set of frames, determine a pixel change value for each of a plurality of pixel locations, wherein the pixel change value for each pixel location represents a mathematical difference between an intensity value at the pixel location in a first frame of the frame pairing and an intensity value at the pixel location in a second frame of the frame pairing;
determine adjusted pixel change values for each of the plurality of pixel locations, wherein the adjusted pixel change value for each individual pixel location comprises the lowest pixel change value determined within a window that includes the individual pixel location and one or more adjacent pixel locations;
determine, for each pixel location, a final pixel change value for the set of frames, wherein the final pixel change value for each individual pixel location comprises the highest adjusted pixel change value determined for the individual pixel location in any frame pairing within the set of frames;
generate a target motion score representing motion in a target area over the set of frames, wherein the target area is smaller than a size of each frame within the set of frames and has a fixed position across each of the set of frames, wherein the target motion score is based on the highest final pixel change value determined for any pixel location within the target area;
generate a peripheral motion score representing motion outside of the target area over the set of frames, wherein the peripheral motion score is based on the highest final pixel change value determined for any pixel location outside of the target area;
determine that isolated motion occurred within the target area over the set of frames based at least in part on a comparison of the target motion score to the peripheral motion score;
based at least in part on the final pixel change values of pixel locations within the target area, identify that a shape of the motion within the target area matches a target motion shape associated with a problem indicator; and
store an indication that a problem indicator appeared in the digital video during at least a portion of the set of frames.

US Pat. No. 10,341,647

METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A CAMERA AND CALIBRATION SYSTEM

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for calibrating a dynamic vision sensor (DVS) camera, the method comprising:detecting a two-dimensional imaging trajectory of a moving calibration object by the DVS camera;
detecting a three-dimensional reference trajectory of the moving calibration object by a detection device that determines the reference trajectory on the basis of a plurality of accelerations of the moving calibration object at a plurality of detection times and corresponding calibration object positions, as measured by an acceleration sensor on the moving calibration object and received by the detection device from a transmitter on the moving calibration object, the imaging trajectory representing a trajectory of the calibration object imaged in image coordinates of the DVS camera and the reference trajectory representing the trajectory in world coordinates;
reading in the imaging trajectory and the reference trajectory by an interface device that supplies the imaging trajectory and the reference trajectory to an ascertainment device that includes a processing unit; and
calibrating the DVS camera by the ascertainment device on the basis of the imaging trajectory and the reference trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,341,646

VARIABLE FOCAL LENGTH LENS SYSTEM WITH OPTICAL POWER MONITORING

Mitutoyo Corporation, Ka...

1. A variable focal length (VFL) lens system, comprising:a VFL lens;
a VFL lens controller that controls the VFL lens to periodically modulate an optical power of the VFL lens over a range of optical powers at an operating frequency;
an objective lens that inputs workpiece light arising from a workpiece surface during a workpiece imaging mode and transmits the workpiece light along an imaging optical path that passes through the VFL lens;
a camera that receives the workpiece light transmitted by the VFL lens along the imaging optical path during the workpiece imaging mode and provides a corresponding workpiece image exposure; and
an optical power monitoring configuration comprising a monitoring beam generator comprising a light source and a beam pattern element that inputs light from the light source and outputs a monitored beam pattern, wherein:
the optical power monitoring configuration transmits the monitored beam pattern along at least a portion of the imaging optical path to travel through the VFL lens to the camera during an optical power monitoring mode;
the camera provides at least a first monitoring image exposure including the monitored beam pattern during at least a first phase timing of the periodic modulation of the VFL lens during the optical power monitoring mode; and
a dimension of the monitored beam pattern in the first monitoring image exposure is related to an optical power of the VFL lens during the first phase timing.

US Pat. No. 10,341,642

DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR STEREOSCOPICALLY DISPLAYING OBJECTS

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A display device, comprising:a display configured to three-dimensionally display a predetermined object, by displaying images respectively corresponding to both eyes of a user when the display device is worn;
a sensor configured to detect displacement of a real body in a display space of the object; and
a processor configured to
determine a material of the object, and
cause the display to display the object according to the displacement of the real body detected by the sensor and the determined material of the object,whereinin response to that movement of the real body in which the real body comes in contact with the object at a contact position and then moves away therefrom without maintaining contact with the object is detected by the sensor, the processor is configured to execute processing corresponding to the contact position of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,341,641

METHOD FOR PERFORMING IMAGE PROCESS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first image sensor configured to calculate a packet rate output in dynamic vision sensor and to measure a motion speed of a subject by the packet rate output in the dynamic vision sensor;
a second image sensor configured to be synchronized with a system clock; and
a processor operatively coupled to the first image sensor and the second image sensor, wherein the processor is configured to:
identify at least one subject having a motion based on first information obtained using the first image sensor, the motion determined as a function of a comparison between a current image frame obtained from the first image sensor and a previous image frame obtained from the first image sensor,
determine at least one region of interest (ROI) corresponding to the motion of the at least one subject from the current image frame,
after determining the at least one ROI, obtain second information corresponding to the at least one ROI, using the second image sensor,
identify a motion speed of the subject included in each of the at least one ROI based on the second information,
determine one ROI among the at least one ROI based on the motion speed,
identify a motion of the subject included in the at least one ROI, and
perform a function corresponding to the motion.

US Pat. No. 10,341,640

MULTI-WAVELENGTH PHASE MASK

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a phase mask configured and arranged with optics in an optical path to provide modification of a shape of light simultaneously for each of a plurality of wavelengths of the light concurrently passed from a plurality of objects, wherein the modification is simultaneous for each of the plurality of wavelengths of the light concurrently passed from the plurality of objects, independent of one another and from the optical path; and
circuitry configured and arranged to characterize a three-dimensional image of the plurality of objects, that are associated with different colors, based on each of the modified shapes of light and the respective wavelengths that are labeled using different colors.

US Pat. No. 10,341,638

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF DEPTH TO DISPARITY VECTOR CONVERSION FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CODING

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for three-dimensional or multi-view video coding, the method comprising:receiving input data associated with a conversion region of a current picture in a current dependent view, wherein the conversion region comprises a grid of pixels;
receiving depth data for the grid of pixels associated with the conversion region;
determining the conversion region is partitioned into multiple motion prediction sub-blocks;
determining a single converted DV (disparity vector) from the depth data associated with the conversion region based on at least (a) first depth data associated with a first motion prediction sub-block from the multiple motion prediction sub-blocks, and (b) second depth data associated with a second motion prediction sub-block from the multiple motion prediction sub-blocks; and
processing each of the multiple motion prediction sub-blocks of the conversion region using the single converted DV.

US Pat. No. 10,341,636

BROADCAST RECEIVER AND VIDEO DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a signal in a transmitter, the method comprising:generating the signal including a first video sequence and a second video sequence and viewpoint information,
wherein the first video sequence includes first video sections having frames of left viewpoint for first scenes and second video sections having frames of right viewpoint for second scenes,
wherein the first video sections and the second video sections are multiplexed in the first video sequence,
wherein the second video sequence includes third video sections having frames of right viewpoint of the first scenes and fourth video sections having frames of left viewpoint for the second scenes, and
wherein the third video sections and the fourth video sections are multiplexed in the second video sequence; and
transmitting the signal;
wherein the viewpoint information specifies whether viewpoints of the frames correspond to a left viewpoint or a right viewpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,341,632

SPATIAL RANDOM ACCESS ENABLED VIDEO SYSTEM WITH A THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIEWING VOLUME

1. A method for displaying an environment from a viewpoint, the method comprising:at an input device, receiving user input designating the viewpoint within a viewing volume;
at one or more processors, identifying, from among a plurality of vantages within the viewing volume, a subset of the vantages nearest to the viewpoint comprising at least two of the vantages, each of which has associated video data;
at a data store, retrieving the video data from the subset of the vantages;
at the one or more processors, combining the video data from the subset of the vantages to generate viewpoint video data depicting the environment from the viewpoint; and
at a display device, displaying the viewpoint video data, wherein identifying the subset comprises identifying four vantages of the plurality of vantages that define a tetrahedral shape around the viewpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,341,626

IMAGE PROJECTION SYSTEM, PROJECTOR, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE PROJECTION SYSTEM

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An image projection system comprising:a first projector; and
a second projector, wherein
the first projector includes:
a first projecting section configured to project a first image; and
a first imaging section configured to capture a range including at least a part of the first image projected by the first projecting section and at least a part of a second image projected by the second projector,
the second projector includes a second projecting section configured to project the second image, and
the image projection system sets a target color on the basis of a first captured image obtained by capturing, with the first imaging section, at least a part of the first image projected by the first projecting section and calculates, on the basis of a second captured image obtained by capturing, with the first imaging section, at least a part of the second image projected by the second projecting section, first correction data for correcting a color of a projected image of the second projector to the target color, the correcting occurring based upon lattice points, the image projection system generating a correspondence table in which specified coordinates of the lattice points in data of the first captured image and coordinates of stored lattice points in pattern image data are registered in association with each other, wherein:
the first correction data is data for correcting a color of a first point in the second captured image to the target color, the first correction data being a first value, the first value being a difference between the target color and an imaging value of the first point in the second captured image,
the second projector includes a second imaging section configured to capture a third captured image, the third captured image being obtained by capturing at least a part of the second image projected by the second projecting section, and
the image projection system calculates, on the basis of the third captured image and the first correction data, second correction data for correcting a color of a second point to the target color by adding the first value and a second value that is a difference between an imaging value of the first point in the third captured image and an imaging value of the second point in the third captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,341,624

PROJECTION IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A projection image display apparatus comprising:a plurality of light sources including a first light source and a second light source;
a light combiner combining light rays emitted from the plurality of light sources into a combined light;
a light modulation element modulating the combined light; and
a projection optical system projecting an image emitted from the light modulation element,
wherein the plurality of light sources are each controlled by pulse width modulation signals, each of which contains a plurality of pulses, and duty ratios of the plurality of pulses of the pulse width modulation signals differ from each other,
the duty ratios of the plurality of pulses of the pulse width modulation signals to the light sources are set so that a total luminance value of the light sources, which is determined based on the duty ratios of the plurality of pulses of the pulse width modulation signals to the light sources, becomes a target luminance value of an image projected from the projection optical system,
the duty ratios of the plurality of pulses of the pulse width modulation signals to the light sources increase as the target luminance value increases,
when the target luminance value is less than a predetermined value, which is less than 100%, a duty ratio of the first light source increases faster than a duty ratio of the second light source increases, as the target luminance value increases, and
when the target luminance value is equal to or greater than the predetermined value, the duty ratio of the first light source increases slower than the duty ratio of the second light source increases, as the target luminance value increases.

US Pat. No. 10,341,619

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND PRODUCTS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES

1. A system, comprising:a connection for communicating with a network;
a processor in communication with the connection; and
memory storing instructions that cause the processor to effectuate operations, the operations comprising:
receiving an indication that an emergency notification was sent from a communications device;
determining a first location of the communications device;
querying for devices connected to the network that have a view of the first location;
based on the querying, identifying a nearby mobile device located at a second location;
in response to the querying, receiving a list of nearby devices, the list indicative of nearby device locations associated with the nearby devices, wherein the nearby devices comprise the nearby mobile device;
determining that a first nearby device of the nearby devices has a first camera resolution value; and
based on the first camera resolution value not meeting a minimum requirement, excluding the first nearby device from the list.