US Pat. No. 10,111,883

SELECTIVE P2X3 MODULATORS

BELLUS HEALTH COUGH INC.,...

1. A method of avoiding loss of taste response while treating a chronic cough patient, the method comprising administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of a selective P2X3 antagonist, wherein the selective P2X3 antagonist is at least 10-fold selective for P2X3 homomeric receptor antagonism versus P2X2/3 heteromeric receptor antagonism, wherein the selective P2X3 antagonist is a compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of cyano, halogen, methyl, and ethyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, methyl, and ethyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, methyl, and ethyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, methyl, ethyl, and methoxy;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, and hydroxy-C1-C6-alkyl; or
R5 and R6, together with the nitrogen to which they are both attached, form a 5- or 6-member heterocycloalkyl, wherein the heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-C4-alkyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C4-alkyl;
R9 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C6-alkyl-C3-C6-cycloalkyl, halo-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, halo-C1-C6-alkoxy, and C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl; and
X is selected from a bond, CH2 and 0.

US Pat. No. 10,111,880

COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES AND DISEASE COMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM SAME

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF ...

1. A method of treating diabetes or diabetes related complications in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of a compound represented by the structure of formula I:
wherein
Z is carbon, phosphorus, or nitrogen;
R1, R3, R4, R6, R7 and R9 are the same or different H, halogen, haloC1-6alkyl, aryl, C1-6alkyl, cycloC1-6alkyl, heterocycloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, monoC1-6alkylamino, diC1-6alkylamino or arylamino;
R2, R5 and R8 are the same or different H, halogen OH, C1-6alkyl, or C1-6alkoxy; and
R10 is nothing when Z is phosphorous or nitrogen, and OH or C1-6alkyl when Z is carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,111,874

COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER

Araxes Pharma LLC, San D...

1. A method for treating a KRAS G12C mutant cancer, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a KRAS G12C mutant modulating compound and an additional therapeutic agent to a subject in need thereof, wherein the KRAS G12C mutant modulating compound has the following structure (I?b):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:X and Y are each independently N or CR6;
Z is N or CR6a;
L1 is a bond;
L2 is a bond or alkylene;
R? is R1 and R? is R2c; or R? is H and R? is R1;
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl;
R2a, R1b and R2C are each independently H, halo, hydroxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl or aryl;
R3a and R3b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl;
R4a and R4b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkly, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminocarbonylalkyl or aminocarbonyl;
R6 is, at each occurrence, independently H, cyano, cyanoalkyl, amino, aminylalkyl, aminylalkylaminyl, aminocarbonyl, alkylaminyl, haloalkylamino, hydroxylalkyamino, amindinylalkyl, amidinylalkoxy, amindinylalkylaminyl, guanidinylalkyl, guanidinylalkoxy, guanidinylalkylaminyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, aminylalkoxy, alkylcarbonylaminylalkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyloxy, heterocyclylalkyloxy, heterocyclylamino, heterocyclylalkylamino, heteroaryl, heteroaryloxy, heteroarylalkyloxy, heteroarylamino, heteroarylalkylamino, aryl, aryloxy, arylamino, arylalkylamino or arylalkyloxy;
R6a is H or C1-C6 alkyl;
represents a double or triple bond;
Q is —C(?O)-, —C(?NR8?)—, —NR8C(?O)-, —S(?O)2- or —NR8S(?O)2-;
R8 is H, C1-C6 alkyl or hydroxylalkyl;
R8? is H, —OH, —CN or C1-C6 alkyl; and
when is a double bond then R9 and R10 are each independently H, cyano, carboxyl, C1-C6alkyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, or hydroxylalkyl or R9 and R10 join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring,
provided at least one of X, Y and Z is N,wherein the KRAS mutant cancer is a pancreatic cancer, a colorectal cancer or a lung cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,796

INCUBATOR

ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION,...

1. An incubator comprising:a service port provided at a peripheral wall section of an infant accommodation space;
a service door capable of opening and closing the service port by swinging to and fro, a substantially ring-shaped insertion groove being formed at an inner face of the service door so as to run along an outer periphery of the inner face;
a base frame attached to the peripheral wall section and retaining the service door so as to be capable of swinging to and fro, a substantially ring-shaped outer peripheral portion being formed at the base frame; and
a latch mechanism retaining the service door in a closed position,
wherein the incubator is configured such that, when the service door is retained in the closed position, a leading end of the substantially ring-shaped outer peripheral portion of the base frame is inserted into the substantially ring-shaped insertion groove of the service door.

US Pat. No. 10,111,755

EXPANDING INTERBODY IMPLANT AND ARTICULATING INSERTER AND METHODS OF USE

Warsaw, Orthopedic, Inc.,...

1. A device to space apart vertebral members comprising:an upper endplate comprising a first engagement surface configured to engage a first vertebra and an opposite inner surface, the upper endplate comprising first projections extending from the inner surface, the first projections each comprising a first inclined surface;
a lower endplate comprising a second engagement surface configured to engage a second vertebra that is adjacent to the first vertebra and an opposite inner surface, the lower endplate comprising second projections extending from the inner surface of the lower endplate, the second projections each comprising a second inclined surface;
a wedge positioned between the endplates, the wedge comprising first mating parts that engage the first inclined surfaces and second mating parts that engage the second inclined surfaces,
wherein the wedge is movable relative to the endplates to move the device between a first configuration having a first height between the engagement surfaces and a second configuration having an increased second height between the engagement surfaces,
the device comprising a frame having an interior cavity, at least a portion of the endplates and the wedge being positioned within the interior cavity as the device moves between the first and second configurations, the frame comprising a plurality of rails that define recesses therebetween, the projections each being disposed in one of the recesses such that side surfaces of the projections engage two of the rails and the projections translate within the recesses as the device moves between the first and second configurations,
the device comprising a pivot coupled to the frame and an actuator that extends through the pivot, wherein rotation of the actuator relative to the pivot translates the actuator to move the wedge to move the device between the first and second configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,111,719

CONTROL OF THE RATE OF ACTUATION OF TOOL MECHANISM BASED ON INHERENT PARAMETERS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A robotic surgical system comprising:a robotic arm having a proximal end configured to be coupled to a support and having a driver at a distal end of the robotic arm, the driver including one or more motors;
a tool assembly comprising
a housing configured to releasably couple to the driver, the housing including a first actuator and a second actuator that are each actuated by at least one of the one or more motors;
a shaft extending distally from the housing and operatively coupled to the first actuator such that actuation of the first actuator causes the shaft to rotate; and
an end effector pivotally coupled to a distal end of the shaft, the end effector being configured to pivot upon actuation of the second actuator to form an angle between a first longitudinal axis of the end effector and a second longitudinal axis of the shaft; and
a control system configured to control, based on the angle formed from a current position of the end effector, a velocity of movement of the robotic arm, the velocity of movement being related to the angle.

US Pat. No. 10,111,705

INTEGRAL ELECTRODE PLACEMENT AND CONNECTION SYSTEMS

INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERAT...

1. A tissue treatment assembly, comprising:an elongate catheter extending along a longitudinal axis and terminating at a distal opening;
a fluid barrier projecting distally of the distal opening of the catheter and configurable between a low profile and a deployed profile, wherein in the deployed profile, the fluid barrier defines an open area in fluid communication with the distal opening of the catheter and with an environment external to the fluid barrier; and
a circuit portion including at least one exposed electrode disposed on the fluid barrier, wherein the at least one exposed electrode is disposed on a distal membrane of the fluid barrier, the distal membrane including a surface extending generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the catheter.

US Pat. No. 10,111,665

ELECTROMECHANICAL SURGICAL SYSTEMS

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An electromechanical surgical system, comprising:a hand held electromechanical surgical device including at least one rotatable drive connector supported in a handle housing;
an adapter assembly selectively connectable to the surgical device, the adapter assembly including at least one rotatable drive sleeve configured to receive the at least one rotatable drive connector, a single rotatable drive shaft rotatably connected to the at least one rotatable drive sleeve and longitudinally extending to the distal end of the adapter assembly, and a gear disposed around a distal end of the rotatable drive shaft and configured to rotate with the rotatable drive shaft; and
a surgical loading unit comprising an anvil jaw and a cartridge jaw that are operatively joined to one another such that the anvil jaw and the cartridge jaw are movable between open and closed positions relative to one another, the cartridge jaw including:
a mounting portion defining a receiving channel;
a power screw disposed within the receiving channel of the mounting portion;
a gear member mounted on a proximal portion of the power screw and operably engagable with the gear of the adapter assembly; and
a locking mechanism disposed within the mounting portion for locking the surgical loading unit to the adapter assembly, the locking mechanism being movable between an unlocked position when the cartridge jaw is free of a cartridge and a locked position when a cartridge is loaded into the cartridge jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,111,662

SURGICAL STAPLING APPARATUS

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A staple cartridge for a surgical stapling apparatus, the stapling apparatus including a first jaw member and a second jaw member, the first jaw member having a first arm extending transversely from a proximal portion thereof, and the second jaw member having a second arm extending transversely from a proximal portion thereof, the first and second arms coupled together to enable movement between the first and the second jaw members, the staple cartridge comprising:opposed outer side surfaces; and
a tissue contacting surface defining a longitudinal axis that extends between proximal and distal end portions of the tissue contacting surface, the tissue contacting surface defining a tissue contacting plane and positioned to extend distally along the longitudinal axis from the arms of the surgical stapling apparatus when the staple cartridge is coupled to one of the jaw members, the tissue contacting surface including a first segment and at least a second segment, each segment being movable relative to the other segment prior to a firing of the surgical stapling apparatus, each segment defining at least two staple receiving slots, each segment extending between an inner end portion and an outer end portion, the outer end portion of at least one of the segments extending to at least one of the opposed outer side surfaces of the staple cartridge, the first segment floating on a spring and positioned to move from a first position aligned with the tissue contacting plane towards a second position, the first segment positioned to move towards the spring and away from the tissue contacting plane as the first segment moves from the first position to the second position,
wherein the tissue contacting surface defines a knife slot that extends along the longitudinal axis between the proximal and distal end portions thereof, the knife slot separating the tissue contacting surface into a first side and a second side, the first segment being disposed on the first side of the knife slot, the second segment being disposed on the second side of the knife slot.

US Pat. No. 10,111,641

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A radiographic imaging apparatus, comprising:a radiographic image generator;
a motor configured to move the radiographic image generator and to output, as a feedback signal, information which relates to at least one from among a driving speed and a position of the motor;
a guide rail to which the motor is connected via a post frame, the guide rail being fixably attached to a ceiling, and the radiographic image generator being coupled to the post frame by a rotary joint that is configured to enable the radiographic image generator to rotate in each of a first direction about a first axis that is orthogonal to the ceiling and a second direction about a second axis that is orthogonal to the first axis and parallel to the ceiling; and
a controller configured to calculate a disturbance applied to the radiographic image generator by using the feedback signal output from the motor and a control signal for driving the motor, and to drive the motor based on the calculated disturbance,
wherein the controller is further configured to calculate the disturbance by subtracting the control signal for driving the motor from the feedback signal output from the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,111,629

IMAGING STAND

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An imaging stand, comprising:a frame;
a plate provided to be movable along the frame and having a first plate and a second plate; and
a fixing device provided on a rear surface of the plate and configured to have elastic force pressing the frame when fixed in the frame, the fixing device having a first fixing device provided on a rear surface of the first plate and a second fixing device provided on a rear surface of the second plate,
wherein the first fixing device comprises a connecting part mounted on the rear surface of the first plate and an opening facing the connecting part of the first fixing device, and
the second fixing device comprises a connecting part mounted on the rear surface of the second plate and an opening facing the connecting part of the second fixing device,
the first fixing device and the second fixing device are disposed parallel with each other also that the opening of the first fixing device and the opening of the second fixing device face toward the same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,111,628

X-RAY IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MARKING A LOCATION OF A SURGICAL TOOL ON A DISPLAYED IMAGE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An X-ray imaging apparatus comprising:an X-ray generator configured to direct X-rays to a subject;
an X-ray detector that detects X-rays generated by the X-ray generator and outputs image data;
an image processor that receives the image data output by the X-ray detector and produces a plurality of 2-dimensional (2D) images of the subject, wherein the image processor is configured to:
generate a 3-Dimensional (3D) image of the subject from the plurality of 2D images of the subject,
generate a 3D blood vessel image by extracting blood vessel information from the 3D image of the subject,
generate a 2D blood vessel image by projecting the 3D blood vessel image onto a 2D plane,
overlap the 2D blood vessel image with a 2D fluoroscopy image to acquire a 2D roadmap image corresponding to a first position,
detect a location of a surgical tool from the 2D roadmap image corresponding to the first position,
detect a blood vessel corresponding to the location of the surgical tool from the 3D blood vessel image,
mark the location of the surgical tool with an identifier in the detected blood vessel; and
a display configured to display the 2D roadmap image, the detected blood vessel, and the identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,111,614

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING NIR FLUORESCENCE AT SENTINEL LYMPH NODE

INTHESMART CO. LTD., Seo...

6. A method for detecting near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence at a sentinel lymph node (SLN), the method comprising;irradiating white light and near-infrared (NIR) excitation light onto an object;
collecting white reflection light reflected off the object when the white is irradiated on the object and near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence reflected off the object when the near-infrared (NIR) excitation light is irradiated onto the object;
processing the white reflection light and the near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence as a visible (VIS) reflection light image signal and a near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence image signal, respectively;
implementing the visible (VIS) reflection light image signal with red (R), green (G) and blue (B); and
controlling a frame rate of the near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence image signal to be lowered than a frame rate of a frame timing plus while maintaining the visible (VIS) reflection light image signal with red (R), green (G) and blue (B).

US Pat. No. 10,111,613

METHODS FOR DATA RETENTION IN AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A method for retaining physiologic data in an implantable medical device, wherein the physiologic data comprises an old data record being stored in a first data structure and having an old priority index, the method comprising:sensing a physiologic signal at the implantable medical device with a sensor and converting the physiological signal to physiologic data;
(A) receiving a new data record that includes physiologic data obtained for an event;
(B) determining a new priority index of the new data record;
(C) replacing at least a portion of the old data record with at least a portion of the new data record in the first data structure;
(D) if the old priority index exceeds a threshold criterion, storing at least a portion of the old data record in a second data structure, wherein the threshold criterion is pre-determined relative to creation of the old and new data records so as to be determined independently from determining which priority indexes to associate to the old and new data records of the first and second data structures, wherein the first data structure comprises a new data pointer configured to point to one of a plurality of data entries, and, after a data record is stored in the one of a plurality of data entries, point to another data entry where the next incoming data record is to be stored in the first data structure, and wherein the second data structure is distinct from the first data structure;
(E) determining the old priority index by determining an old severity level that is associated with the old data record;
(F) determining a new severity level that is associated with the new data record, a new priority index of the new data record based on the new severity level;
(G) evaluating the new severity level by a processing device of the medical device to control a start of therapy; and
(H) using a therapy device of the medical device to provide the therapy.

US Pat. No. 10,111,610

MICROSCALE PLASMA SEPARATOR

Wainamics, Inc., Pleasan...

1. A device for separating plasma from whole blood, the device comprising:(a) a sample collection receptacle with at least one port, the sample collection receptacle capable of holding a predetermined volume of a sample of whole blood drawn through a port;
(b) a filter chamber having an inlet and an outlet, and containing at least one filter capable of separating plasma from blood cells as sample passes from an inlet side to an outlet side of the at least one filter whenever the filter chamber is placed in fluid communication with a port of the sample collection receptacle; and
(c) a manually driven pump operationally associated with the sample collection receptacle and filter chamber for (i) drawing a predetermined volume of sample into the sample collection receptacle by a first user action and (ii) driving by a spring-drive mechanism or an elastomeric bladder the predetermined volume at a substantially constant linear flow under a pressure not exceeding 2 psi from the sample collection receptacle through the filter chamber and the outlet of the filter chamber by a second user action.

US Pat. No. 10,111,596

BLOOD PRESSURE MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A blood pressure measuring apparatus, comprising:a strap; and
a main body that is rotatably connected to the strap, the main body comprising:
a first pulse wave measurer configured to measure a first pulse wave using a first light emitter and a first light receiver;
a second pulse wave measurer that is spaced apart from the first pulse wave measurer and is configured to measure a second pulse wave using a second light emitter and a second light receiver; and
a processor configured to analyze the first pulse wave and the second pulse wave, and determine a blood pressure based on the analyzed first pulse wave and the analyzed second pulse wave,
wherein the main body is configured to rotate from a first position in which a lengthwise direction of the main body is parallel to a lengthwise direction of the stray to a second position in which the lengthwise direction of the main body is perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the strap, while the main body stays connected to the strap.

US Pat. No. 10,111,589

ACTIVITY MONITORING DEVICE WITH ASSESSMENT OF EXERCISE INTENSITY

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor;
a user interface;
an oxygenation sensor, configured to be positioned proximate an area of skin of a user, the oxygenation sensor further configured to output data indicative of a tissue oxygenation of a body tissue of the user; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising computer-executable instructions that when executed by the processor are configured to perform at least:
receive tissue oxygenation data from the oxygenation sensor associated with at least two exercise periods, at least a portion of each of the at least two exercise periods associated with a severe exercise intensity domain, and the at least two exercise periods having differing durations;
calculate a total number of tissue oxygenation points for each of the at least two exercise periods as an integration of tissue oxygenation percentages for each second of a duration of an exercise period, from the at least two exercise periods;
calculate an exercise period summary data point for each of the at least two exercise periods as a total number of tissue oxygenation points versus a duration of exercise;
calculate a regression through the exercise period summary data points for the at least two exercise periods;
output a critical tissue oxygenation percentage for the user equal to a slope of at least a portion of the regression; and
output an anaerobic work capacity equal to an intercept associated with at least a portion of the regression.

US Pat. No. 10,111,588

ANALYTE SENSOR TRANSCEIVER CONFIGURED TO PROVIDE TACTILE, VISUAL, AND/OR AURAL FEEDBACK

Senseonics, Incorporated,...

1. A transceiver for interfacing with an analyte sensor, the transceiver comprising:an interface device configured to convey a power signal to the analyte sensor and to receive data signals from the analyte sensor;
a battery;
a processor configured to calculate an analyte concentration value based on one or more of the received data signals from the analyte sensor;
a notification device including a vibration motor, wherein the notification device is configured to generate:
a vibrational signal having a first pattern if the calculated analyte concentration value has exceeded or has fallen below a threshold value, and
a vibrational signal having a second pattern different than the first pattern if a power level of the battery has fallen below a threshold; and
a communication circuit configured to transmit data to a smartphone, wherein the smartphone is configured to generate a vibrational signal.

US Pat. No. 10,111,587

EYE MOTION SENSING METHOD, FLEXIBLE CONTACT BODY, EXTERNAL SENSING COIL AND SYSTEM

Shenzhen Zhiying Technolo...

1. An eye motion sensing method, comprising:sensing an eye motion by using a servo motion signal of an induced magnetic field formed by an annular permanent magnet implanted into a flexible contact body, with a magnetic field direction generated by the induced magnetic field, wherein the servo motion signal is caused by the eye motion, and the permanent magnet is distributed around a corresponding pupil area of the flexible contact body;
applying at least four coils disposed externally on the same plane, and monitoring a servo motion of the permanent magnet according to an electromotive force in the coils, wherein center lines of the four coils are respectively located in four directions of the plane coordinate axis and extended to form a cross, the four coils are respectively located in four directions of the cross, and two coils on the same axis have opposite winding directions and are serially connected to be conducive to eliminating outside electromagnetic interference and induce the electromotive force generated by the servo action of the permanent magnet in the middle part of the two coils; and converting the electromotive force to restore an eye motion signal; and wherein
a magnetic field direction of an induced magnetic field is consistent with a cornea plane, and the plane disposed by the four coils is vertical to the magnetic field direction generated by the induced magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,111,583

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA RELATED TO CORRECTION OF VISION DEFECTS USING A VISUAL DISPLAY

Raytrx, LLC, Tulsa, OK (...

1. A system, comprising:a database;
a model controller coupled to the database and being configured to establish a visual model associated with a patient and to store the visual model in the database, the visual model including data related to a quality of the patient's vision, the data including data acquired using eye tracking, the model controller being further configured to establish at least one boundary as a function of data associated with the visual model, the boundary being indicative of an area to be corrected within the patient's vision, the model controller being further configured to establish a retinal map as a function of the boundary and to store the retinal map in the database;
a display controller configured:
to receive and to store the retinal map;
to receive an image from a camera associated with the patient;
to apply corrections to the image based on the retinal map and responsively generate a corrected image, where applying corrections to the image comprises shifting image data located within the boundary outward along a plurality of rays starting at a center point to outside the boundary such that the image data from the center point to an edge of the image is compressed in the corrected image from the boundary to the edge of the image; and
to make adjustments to the corrected image based on eye tracking; and
a display unit coupled to the display controller and being configured to receive the corrected image to present the corrected image to the eye of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,111,567

VACUUM CLEANER AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING STATE THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a suction part that is configured to receive dust; and
a cleaner body that is coupled to the suction part, that is configured to collect dust from the suction part based on suction force, and that includes:
a main body,
a suction motor that is configured to generate suction force,
a wheel that is coupled to a first surface of the main body and that is configured to rotate about an axis to move the main body,
a driving unit that is configured to generate driving force to move the wheel,
a display unit that is coupled to the wheel and that is configured to display operation state information of the vacuum cleaner, and
a controller that is configured to control the driving unit and the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,111,566

ROBOT CLEANER, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A robot cleaner comprising:a driver configured to move the robot cleaner;
a suction unit configured to suck foreign substances from a surface below the robot cleaner;
a detector configured to capture images of regions disposed in front of the robot cleaner and detect liquid under the robot cleaner; and
a controller configured to control the detector to capture a first image of a region before cleaning, control the detector to capture a second image of the region after cleaning, and generate cleaning result information using the first and second images,
wherein the controller is configured to stop driving the robot cleaner in response to the liquid under the robot cleaner being detected by the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,111,561

HAND VACUUM CLEANER

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper side and a lower side, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow passage extending from a dirty air inlet provided at the front end to a clear air outlet provided at the rear end;
(b) a vacuum cleaner body comprising a suction motor positioned in the air flow passage, a front end, a rear end and a handle, the suction motor having a suction motor inlet end that faces towards the front end and a motor axis;
(c) a cyclone unit positioned in the air flow passage upstream from the suction motor, the cyclone unit having a front end and a rear end, the cyclone unit comprising an openable front door provided at the front end of the hand vacuum cleaner, a cyclone axis and an axially extending cyclone unit wall which extends to the front end of the cyclonic unit; and,
(d) a latch securing the openable door to the cyclone unit wall,
wherein the openable front door has a door first end which is rotatably mounted to a front end of the cyclone unit wall and an opposed securable end having the latch,
wherein the latch and the handle are provided on one side of the hand vacuum cleaner and, when the hand vacuum cleaner is oriented such that the motor axis is horizontal and the upper side is above the lower side, the door first end is vertically spaced from the one side.

US Pat. No. 10,111,544

HANGER AND HOOK ATTACHMENT

SJBee LLC, Hewlett, NY (...

1. A combination of a hanger having a hook pivotable and movable from horizontal to vertical positions and a hanger body,said combination connected together for shipment,
said hook attached to a hook attachment,
said hook being movable in a first plane,
said hook attachment comprising a partial trapezoidal structure,
said partial trapezoidal structure comprising opposite sides and having a pivot at one end between said opposite sides and a locking nub at the other end between said opposite sides,
a finger locking member integrally formed with and on top of said hanger body, said locking member comprising a flexible finger,
said locking nub of said hook attachment securely fits against said flexible finger and is removably held there against,
said engagement of said locking nub and said flexible finger being said first plane,
said hook moveable from said vertical to said horizontal position, and
said locking nub moving out of engagement from said flexible finger responsive to force provided by said hook being movable to said horizontal position, wherein said torque force on the hanger is in said first plane,a pivot mount integrally formed with and on top of said hanger body, said pivot mount having a pivot opening, said hook attachment comprising pivot pins fitting into said pivot opening and pivoting therein, said hook moveable to said horizontal position to minimize the profile of said hanger with said hook.

US Pat. No. 10,111,539

SHELF PARTITION FOR DISPLAYING BAGGED FOOD ITEMS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

POST CONSUMER BRANDS, LLC...

1. A shelf partition for containing and displaying bagged bulk food on point-of-sale shelving, the shelf partition comprising a front panel and an adjustable length side panel, the adjustable length side panel being connected to the front panel in a manner such that the shelf-partition has an L-shape in plan view, the adjustable length side panel being variable in length between a first length and a second length, the front panel comprising a transparent front portion and a support wall spaced from the front portion, the support wall being generally parallel to the front portion, the front portion and the support wall collectively defining a pocket open on at least one side, the pocket being configured and adapted to receive a product advertisement such that the product advertisement is substantially encased between the front portion and the support wall;wherein the adjustable length side panel comprises a first side panel portion and a second side panel portion, the second side panel portion being slideably connected to the first side panel portion such that a length of the adjustable length side panel can be adjusted by sliding the second side panel portion horizontally relative to the first side panel portion;
wherein each of the front panel and the second side panel portion comprise a support foot, each support foot having at least one through-hole adapted to receive a fastener such that the shelf partition can be removably secured to point-of-sale shelving; and
wherein the transparent front portion of the front panel has a convex outer face, the transparent front portion of the front panel being configured and adapted to magnify a flat image when the flat image is positioned behind the transparent front portion of the front panel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,512

COSMETIC POT HAVING A LID WITH A TRANSLATIONALLY MOVED COUPLING ELEMENT

CHANEL PARFUMS BEAUTE, N...

1. A cosmetic pot comprising:a base comprising a neck provided with at least one peripheral indentation; and
a lid configured to close the base, said lid comprising:
an inside part comprising a coupling plate; and
an outside part comprising a cap;
the coupling plate and the cap being rotatably mounted in relation to each other, such that the lid is configured to adopt a resting position and an opening position and the coupling plate and the cap are turned in relation to each other in relation to the resting position;
the cap comprising a radial cam, the radial cam being defined by a profile forming at least one projecting active zone;
the coupling plate comprising:
a support;
at least one coupling member mounted on the support and movable in translation in relation to the support;
the at least one coupling member comprising a claw and a cam follower, the cam follower being in contact with the radial cam of the cap;
the at least one coupling member being configured to adopt at least a first position when the lid is in the resting position and a second position when the lid is in the opening position;
the second position being a position in which the cam follower of the coupling member cooperates with the at least one projecting active zone of the radial cam and in which the at least one coupling member, in the second position, is configured to be translated in relation to the first position; and
at least one coupling return member linked to the at least one coupling member and to the support, the at least one coupling return member being configured to automatically return the at least one coupling member to the first position; and
the claw of the at least one coupling member of the lid being engaged in the at least one indentation of the neck of the base when the lid is in the resting position and the pot is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,511

FRAGRANCE TESTING STATION

Scentisphere LLC, Carmel...

1. A fragrance testing station at which shoppers in a store can experience by applying directly to their skin a fragrance product comprising a perfume, cologne, eau de toilette (EDT), or other scented liquid having the same aroma as a scented liquid sold in the store, said testing station comprising,a sampling mixture comprising said scented liquid and an odorless high viscosity additive for imparting to said sampling mixture a viscosity greater than the viscosity of said scented liquid,
a reservoir housing having a chamber for containing said sampling mixture, said chamber having a bottom with an opening through which said sampling mixture can exit under force of gravity,
a roller rotatably mounted in said reservoir housing adjacent said bottom opening, so that upon rotation of said roller, a surface of said roller is moved from an upward position facing the interior of said chamber for receiving a coating of said scented liquid to a position facing downwardly away from said chamber for allowing engagement of said surface with a person's skin,
a retainer mounted on said housing at said opening, said retainer having an opening with a dimension smaller than a corresponding dimension of said opening and a corresponding dimension of said roller for preventing separation of said roller from said housing and permitting rotation of said roller within said reservoir opening while in frictional engagement with said retainer,
said high viscosity additive imparting to said sampling mixture a viscosity greater than the viscosity of said scented liquid for preventing leakage of said sampling mixture through a space between said roller and said retainer, and
a mounting for affixing said reservoir housing to a fixture in said store with the bottom of said reservoir opening proximate a floor of said store and a top of said reservoir opposite said bottom of said reservoir and distal from said floor,
whereby said sampling mixture is urged against said surface of said roller by gravity when in said upper position for imparting a coating of said sampling mixture to said surface of said roller, and at least a portion of said coating can be applied to the skin by rotating said roller to said downwardly facing position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,509

EPILATOR

Braun GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. An epilator for removing body hair, the epilator comprising a body and a plucking cylinder which is rotatable about a rotation axis for plucking hair, wherein the plucking cylinder is mounted in or on the body such that the plucking cylinder is movable with respect to the body between an extended position and a retracted position, wherein the epilator further comprises at least one elastically deformable element biasing the plucking cylinder into the extended position, wherein the epilator further comprises at least one roller arrangement comprising at least one further elastically deformable element and at least two rollers mounted on the same side of the body as the plucking cylinder with the plucking cylinder interposed between the rollers, which rollers are movable with respect to the body between an extended position and a retracted position, with the further elastically deformable element biasing the rollers into the extended position, wherein the rollers, the plucking cylinder, and the elastically deformable elements are arranged and adapted such that when pressing the rollers and the plucking cylinder to a flat surface a force exerted by the rollers exceeds a force exerted by the plucking cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,111,494

MIDSOLE COMPONENT AND OUTER SOLE MEMBERS WITH AUXETIC STRUCTURE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a sole structure having a longitudinal direction extending along a length of the article of footwear and a lateral direction extending along a width of the article of footwear;
the sole structure including a midsole component and at least one outer sole member;
the midsole component including a first outer surface with a recessed portion;
the outer sole member having a second outer surface;
wherein the recessed portion is configured to receive the outer sole member;
a region of the sole structure including a first portion in the first outer surface of the midsole component and a second portion in the second outer surface of the outer sole member;
the region including a plurality of holes arranged in an auxetic configuration;
wherein the auxetic configuration is configured such that when the region of the sole structure is under longitudinal tension it expands in both the longitudinal direction and the lateral direction and when the region of the sole structure is under lateral tension it expands in both the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction; and
wherein at least one arm of a first hole of the plurality of holes is aligned with at least one arm of a second hole of the plurality of holes.

US Pat. No. 10,111,493

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH RIBBED FOOTBED

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear comprising:a sole comprising an outsole and a footbed element configured to support a foot away from the outsole;
a set of transverse ribs formed on the footbed element, the set of transverse ribs extending from a forefoot end portion of the sole to a heel end portion of the sole, wherein the transverse ribs comprise:
a forefoot set of transverse ribs having a first geometry and being disposed in a forefoot region of the footbed element, the first geometry having a first plurality of rib heights, a first plurality of base widths and a first plurality of spacings between adjacent ribs;
a heel set of transverse ribs disposed in a heel region of the footbed element having a second geometry, the second geometry having a second plurality of rib heights, a second plurality of base widths and a second plurality of spacings between ribs; and
an arch set of transverse ribs disposed in an arch region of the footbed element, the arch region being disposed between the forefoot region and the heel region, the arch set of transverse ribs having a third geometry that differs from the first geometry and also differs from the second geometry, the third geometry having a third plurality of rib heights, a third plurality of base widths and a third plurality of spacings between ribs,
wherein the article of footwear includes a rearward direction extending from the forefoot end portion of the sole towards the heel end portion of the sole and a forward direction extending from the heel end portion of the sole towards the forefoot end portion of the sole, and wherein at least one of:
(i) the first plurality of rib heights decreases in the rearward direction from a forefoot end of the footbed element, the second plurality of rib heights decreases in the forward direction from a heel end of the footbed element, and the third plurality of rib heights decreases in the forward direction and in the rearward direction from approximately a midpoint of the arch region of the footbed element;
(ii) the first plurality of base widths decreases in the rearward direction from the forefoot end of the footbed element, the second plurality of base widths decreases in the forward direction from the heel end of the footbed element, and the third plurality of base widths decreases in the forward direction and in the rearward direction from approximately the midpoint of the arch region of the footbed element; or
(iii) the first plurality of spacings between ribs decreases in the rearward direction from the forefoot end of the footbed element, the second plurality of spacings between ribs decreases in the forward direction from the heel end of the footbed element, and the third plurality of spacings between ribs decreases in the forward direction and in the rearward direction from approximately the midpoint of the arch region of the footbed element.

US Pat. No. 10,111,492

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH DYNAMIC EDGE CAVITY MIDSOLE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear having an upper and a sole structure secured to the upper, the sole structure comprising:a midsole with an upper surface, an opposite lower surface, and an outer edge extending between the upper surface and the lower surface, the outer edge having a heel portion, a lateral portion, and a medial portion, and the midsole having an inwardly-extending elongate groove continuously disposed along the medial portion, the heel portion, and the lateral portion; and
an elongate spring having an upper flange and a lower flange secured to the outer edge of the midsole along an entire length of the elongate groove, the upper flange including a first flange surface and the lower flange including a second flange surface, the first flange surface facing the second flange surface along the entire length of the elongate spring, and at least one stability fin protruding from the first flange surface and the second flange surface and having a longitudinal axis extending from the first flange surface to the second flange surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,486

SIZE ADJUSTER FOR HELMETS FOR CYCLING USE WITH COMFORTABLE FIT

KASK S.R.L., Chiuduno (B...

1. Size adjuster for helmets for cycling use of the type that can be fixedly connected inside a helmet for cycling use and comprising:an annular structure arranged along the lower periphery of said helmet and able to be switched between a minimum diameter configuration and a plurality of increased diameter configurations to allow said helmet to be worn by different sized users,
a manual switching device of the configuration of said annular structure, said annular structure comprising a central portion and two side arms able to move telescopically with respect to the central portion by acting on said manual switching device, and
headrest elements for a user connected to said annular structure, the annular structure having a plurality of supports, each of said headrest elements having a connecting portion connected at one of said supports, the headrest elements being orientable along all axes in space to adapt to a user's head in all configurations of the adjuster, wherein each of said headrest elements is shaped like a butterfly comprising two lobes connected to a center section of the each of the headrest elements, and the two lobes of the each of said headrest elements are arranged on opposite sides of a respective one of said side arms.

US Pat. No. 10,111,480

VENTED GARMENT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A vented garment comprisingan interior panel comprising a weather-resistant material and having a plurality of interior openings; and
an exterior panel comprising a weather-resistant material and having a plurality of exterior openings located within a seam area, the exterior panel being attached to the interior panel at a location that causes individual exterior openings not to overlap with individual interior openings.

US Pat. No. 10,111,477

BATTING GLOVE

FRANKLIN SPORTS, Inc., S...

1. A batting glove having a palmar side and a backside surface, said glove comprising:four finger stalls;
a thumb stall;
a palm panel on the palmar side of said glove formed of material having tactile and gripping qualities with limited stretchability and being attached to said finger stalls and said thumb stall;
an elastic panel on the backside of said glove and being attached to said finger stalls, said thumb stall, and said palm panel;
a discontinuous wrist band of substantially uniform width attached to said palm panel and to said elastic panel with an opening therein to provide a palmar side edge and a backside edge;
a hand access opening between said palm panel and said elastic panel at one side of said glove opposite said thumb stall and corresponding to said opening in said wrist band, said access opening extending from said wrist band approximately half way between said wrist band and the last of said finger stalls opposite said thumb stall along the edge of said palm panel; and
a wrist latch having one edge thereof attached to said wrist band at said palmar ide edge and attached to the edge of said palm panel along said hand access opening, said wrist latch tapering from the upper end of said hand access opening to a terminal edge substantially matching the width of said wrist band;
whereby said wrist latch may be releaseably connected to the backside of said wrist band to securely encircle the user's wrist and to simultaneously tension said palm panel across the user's palm.

US Pat. No. 10,111,472

WRAP BACK BRA

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A bra comprising:a front portion comprising at least:
a pair of breast covering structures, and
a front underband segment extending from a lower margin of the pair of breast covering structures, wherein the front underband segment comprises a first wing and a second wing extending away from respective sides of the front underband segment, and wherein the first wing terminates in a first end and the second wing terminates in a second end, wherein a first releasable fastener mechanism is located at the first end of the first wing and a second releasable fastener mechanism is located at the second end of the second wing; and
a back portion comprising at least:
a central body portion, and
a back underband segment extending from a lower margin of the central body portion, the back underband segment having a third end and a fourth end, wherein the third end and the fourth end of the back underband segment are configured to extend to an approximate mid-axillary line of a wearer when the bra is in an as-worn configuration, and wherein the first end of the of first wing of the front underband segment is releasably secured to the second end of the second wing of the front underband segment via the first releasable fastener mechanism and the second releasable fastener mechanism at the back portion of the bra.

US Pat. No. 10,111,460

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUSTOM ROLLING A SMOKABLE PRODUCT

Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc., ...

1. A kit for creating a custom rolled smokable product, comprising:(a) at least one form mandrel;
(b) at least one smokable sheet, the at least one smokable sheet being in a partially pre-rolled state, with a longitudinal containment volume and edges that can be moved apart to provide access to the containment volume for adding a smokable filler to the longitudinal containment volume;
(c) the at least one form mandrel being connected to and supporting the at least one smokable sheet in the partially pre-rolled state, wherein the at least one form mandrel has a slit and the connection is made by the at least one sheet being partially inserted into the slit; and
(d) the smokable filler added to the longitudinal containment volume, wherein the connected form mandrel substantially remains in the longitudinal containment volume, wherein the form mandrel can be disconnected from the at least one smokable sheet and/or custom rolled smoking article by sliding the form mandrel relative to at least one smokable sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,111,453

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING FROZEN FOOD PRODUCTS

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A method for forming a frozen foamed food product comprising the steps of:(A) introducing a nontoxic gas or gas mixture into a product to be foamed under foaming conditions to form a foam product containing bubbles of said gas or gas mixture,
(B) concurrently with or subsequent to step (A), chilling said foam product under chilling conditions to form a partially frozen foam product; and then
(C) increasing the viscosity of said partially frozen foam product by adding into the partially frozen foam product a side stream of a plurality of bits of edible material having a size (as defined herein) of 0.25 to 2 inch, wherein the size distribution of said bits that are added has a standard deviation of less than or equal to 15%, wherein said bits that are added are at a temperature of less than minus 25 F, thereby forming a further frozen foam product,
wherein the rate at which the viscosity of the re-combined ice cream streams rises is controlled by controlling the rate of heat transfer between the bits and the product into which the bits are added, q/t, to a value between 0.75 and 1.25 BTU per minute per pound of the product in accordance with the equation

wherein k is the heat transfer coefficient in BTU per feet per degree Fahrenheit per minute for the heat transfer between the bits and the rest of the ice cream,
? is the density of the ice cream in pounds per cubic feet,
% SS is the weight percentage of the side stream to the total stream,
r is the radius of a bit in the shape of a sphere,
Tice cream is the temperature of the ice cream in degrees Fahrenheit, and
Tbits is the temperature of the bits in degrees Fahrenheit,
and then
(D) hardening the further frozen food product by further chilling it under further chilling conditions to freeze additional liquid therein, thereby forming a frozen foamed food product, under conditions effective to establish ice crystals in said frozen foamed food product having an average crystal size at least 15% smaller than the average ice crystal size in the hardened product that is formed by introducing solely air as the gas or gas mixture into the identical product to be foamed under the identical foaming conditions as in step (A) to form an air foamed product and chilling said air foamed product in the same relationship to step (A) and under the identical chilling conditions as in step (B) to form a product which is then hardened under the identical further chilling conditions as in step (D).

US Pat. No. 10,111,429

FEEDING DETERRENCE IN AGRICULTURAL PESTS SUCH AS HEMIPTERA, LEPIDOPTERA AND COLEOPTERA

BEDOUKIAN RESEARCH, INC.,...

1. A method for deterring the feeding of one or more agricultural pests selected from the group consisting of stink bugs, codling moth larvae and granary weevils on food or crops is obtained by:contacting of the pests with an effective amount of a formulation consisting essentially of at least one of the compounds selected from the group consisting of:
wherein at least one of the compounds is present in said formulation in an amount sufficient to provide increased pest repellency or mortality over control pest repellency or mortality of at least 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,111,415

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AND VISUALLY DEPICTING SPRAY BAND LENGTH OF AN AGRICULTURAL FLUID APPLICATION SYSTEM

CAPSTAN AG SYSTEMS, INC.,...

18. A planter system for planting seeds and spraying a fluid, the planter system comprising:a seeder assembly including a seed meter configured to dispense seeds through a seed tube;
a nozzle assembly configured to spray the fluid in response to receiving a control signal;
a sensor configured to transmit a detection signal upon detection of a seed passing through the seed tube;
a user interface configured to receive input from an operator; and
a control system communicatively coupled to the sensor to receive the detection signal from the sensor, the control system configured to transmit the control signal to the nozzle assembly at least in part in response to reception of the detection signal, the control system further configured to determine a fluid band length of fluid dispensed by the nozzle assembly along a direction of travel of the planter system and an offset distance of the fluid band length from a target seed dispensed from the planter system based at least in part on information input by the operator to the user interface;
wherein the user interface displays a graphic representation of the fluid band length and the offset distance relative to the target seed.

US Pat. No. 10,111,412

FISH CULLING CLIP

1. A self-tightening culling clip comprising:a) a pair of handles comprising:
i) a jaw end;
ii) a handle end;
iii) a length from the jaw end to the handle end;
wherein the pair of handles are coupled together at a handle-pivot;
b) a jaw extending from each handle of the pair of handles;
c) a spring coupled to the handles that forces the jaw end of the handles together;
d) a pair of links, each link of the air of links pivotably connected to and extending inward from a respective handle of the pair of handles from a position proximal to the handle end toward the jaw end where the pair of links are coupled together by a lift-pivot;
e) a marker coupled to the lift-pivot;
wherein when the marker is pulled away from the handles from the handle end, the lift-pivot is moved toward the handle end to force the handle end of the handles away from each other and the jaw ends of the handles, and the jaws, toward each other, wherein the pair of handles pivot about the handle-pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,111,411

IMAGING FOR DETERMINATION OF CRUSTACEAN PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Clearwater Seafoods Limit...

1. An apparatus comprising:a camera to capture an image of a shell of a live crustacean;
an image processor, operatively coupled to the camera, to process the captured image to determine a physical attribute of the shell of the live crustacean, the image processor comprising a pattern detector to detect from the captured image a characteristic of a pattern on the shell indicative of moult stage of the live crustacean; and
a controller, operatively coupled to the image processor, to control subsequent handling of the live crustacean based on the determined physical attribute.

US Pat. No. 10,111,406

STIMULANT INFUSED CAT SCRATCHER PRODUCTS

Worldwise, Inc., Novato,...

1. A cat scratcher comprising a body of corrugated cardboard, said corrugated cardboard comprising a plurality of corrugated subparts, each corrugated subpart comprising a corrugated sheet having top and bottom surfaces and a planar sheet of kraft paper adhered to said top surface and a sheet of kraft paper adhered to said bottom surface, said top and bottom surfaces being adhered to said sheets of kraft paper through the use of an aqueous-based adhesive, said aqueous-based adhesive comprising a catnip or silver vine hydrosol.

US Pat. No. 10,111,402

ANIMAL LITTER BOX

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. An animal litter box, comprising:a granular matter storing container configured to store a plurality of granular matter, wherein
the granular matter storing container includes:
a container main body having a bottom portion and a side wall portion that is upright from a peripheral portion of the bottom portion in a height direction of the granular matter storing container; and
protrusion portions spaced apart and discontinuous from each other, the protrusion portions each having a protrusion bottom and a protrusion side wall, the protrusion portions bulging away from the side wall portion of the container main body and being bent at a predetermined angle with respect to the side wall portion, andwhereinthe protrusion bottom inclines from a middle of the side wall portion upwardly in the height direction while being gradually distanced away from the side wall portion,
an upper end edge of the container main body and upper end edges of the protrusion portions connect to each other to define an endless contour of a continuous upper end edge of the granular matter storing container,
the endless contour of the continuous upper end edge of the granular matter storing container is exposed, and
a lower end of the protrusion bottom is positioned above an upper end of the bottom portion in the height direction.

US Pat. No. 10,111,387

BAFFLE FLOAT SYSTEM FOR BALER

1. A baffle float system for a baler, comprising:a pair of first pivot arms configured to pivotally couple to a frame of the baler and to a cross-member, the first pivot arms pivot about a first pivot axis;
a baffle coupled to the cross-member;
a pair of second pivot arms having a first end coupled to the cross-member and a second end;
a compressor rack coupled to the second end of each of the second pivot arms such that the compressor rack pivots relative to the second end along a second pivot axis, the second pivot axis different than the first pivot axis; and
at least one biasing member coupled to the compressor rack so as to be offset from the second pivot axis.

US Pat. No. 10,111,379

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING HEADER SPEED OF AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. An agricultural vehicle comprising:a frame;
a plurality of wheels attached to the frame;
a ground speed control actuator configured to rotate at least one of said plurality of wheels to effectuate movement of the agricultural vehicle at a desired ground speed;
a harvesting header attached to the frame, the header comprising a plurality of rotary cutters, wherein each rotary cutter has a rotating disc with at least one blade extending therefrom, said blade configured for cutting crops;
a rock guard mounted below the rotating discs of the header;
a header actuator configured to actuate rotation of each of the rotating discs; and
a processor configured for:
monitoring said ground speed of the agricultural vehicle;
calculating a threshold ground speed based on a predetermined maximum cut length for a particular crop or a particular crop condition, wherein the processor is configured to determine at least one of the threshold ground speed and the maximum cut length based at least partially on a quantity of blades of each cutter and a distance the blades project forward of the rock guard;
comparing the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle with the threshold ground speed;
commanding the header actuator to rotate the discs at a constant predetermined rotational speed if the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle is below the threshold ground speed; and
commanding the header actuator to increase rotational speed of the rotating discs in proportion to the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle if the ground speed of the agricultural vehicle is above the threshold ground speed.
US Pat. No. 10,111,843

METHODS FOR TREATING BRAIN INJURY

Hough Ear Institute, Okl...

1. A method for increasing the bioavailability of a compound in the central nervous system, the method comprising the steps of:administering 2,4-disulfonyl a-phenyl tertiary butyl nitrone to an organism in an amount sufficient to increase blood-brain barrier permeability; and
administering the compound to the organism either concurrently or following administration of 2,4-disulfonyl a-phenyl tertiary butyl nitrone.
US Pat. No. 10,113,128

FLUORINE-CONTAINING AGENTS FOR ENHANCING HYDRATE INHIBITORS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method for inhibiting gas hydrate agglomeration in a fluid comprising a hydrocarbon and water, the method comprising adding to the fluid an effective amount of a gas hydrate-inhibiting composition, the composition comprising an anti-agglomerant agent and a fluorine-containing agent comprising a fluoroalkyl moiety, the hydrate-inhibiting composition inhibiting gas hydrate agglomeration in the fluid.
US Pat. No. 10,111,847

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING VASCULAR INJURY

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of reducing inflammatory response of vascular smooth muscle cells of a vascular wall to vascular injury or restenosis of a vascular wall following injury, the method comprising:positioning a vascular device at or adjacent the vascular wall,
wherein the vascular device releases a pro-resolving lipid mediator in an amount sufficient to reduce the inflammatory response to the vascular injury or restenosis of the vascular wall,
wherein the vascular device is a stent or a perivascular wrap,
wherein the pro-resolving lipid mediator comprises Maresin-1, RvD1, or RvD2.
US Pat. No. 10,115,950

METHOD OF PREPARING SEPARATOR FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, SEPARATOR PREPARED THEREFROM, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method of preparing a separator for a lithium secondary battery, comprising:(S1) bringing polymer particles into electric charging to obtain electrically charged polymer particles;
(S2) transferring the electrically charged polymer particles on at least one surface of an inversely electrically charged porous polymer substrate to form an electrode-adhesion layer whose area ranges from 1 to 30% based on a total area of the porous polymer substrate; and
(S3) fixing the electrode-adhesion layer with heat and pressure,
wherein a solvent is not used to form the electrode-adhesion layer.
US Pat. No. 10,113,132

COUPLED PHENOLS FOR USE IN BIODIESEL ENGINES

The Lubrizol Corporation,...

1. A lubricating oil composition containing or contaminated with at least about 0.1 wt. % of a biodiesel fuel or a decomposition product thereof, based on the total weight of the lubricating oil composition, said lubricating composition further comprising an oil of lubricating viscosity and about 0.5 to about 5 weight percent of an antioxidant selected from the group consisting of 2,2?-Methylenebis[4-methyl-6-t-butylphenol], 2,2?-Methylenebis[4-ethyl-6-t-butylphenol], 2,2-Methylenebis[4-methyl-6-[?-methylcyclohexyl)phenol], and any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,112,369

TRANSPARENT MULTILAYER FILM CONTAINING POLY(METH)ACRYLIMIDE-BASED RESIN LAYER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID TRANSPARENT MULTILAYER FILM

RIKEN TECHNOS CORPORATION...

1. A transparent multilayer film, comprising:a first poly(meth)acrylimide resin layer (?1);
an aromatic polycarbonate resin layer ((?); and
a second poly(meth)acrylimide resin layer (?2), the layers being laminated directly in this order,
wherein the transparent multilayer film satisfies the following requirements (i), (ii) and (iii):
(i) a total light transmittance of higher than 90%;
(ii) (ii) a haze of 2.0% or lower; and
(iii) a retardation of 50 nm or lower.
US Pat. No. 10,113,395

ORGANOPHILIC NANOPARTICLES IN DIRECT EMULSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE AS WELLBORE DRILLING FLUIDS

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

14. A direct emulsion fluid comprising:an aqueous continuous phase;
an oleaginous discontinuous phase;
a phospholipid surfactant stabilizing the oleaginous discontinuous phase within the aqueous continuous phase; and
a viscosifier.
US Pat. No. 10,113,396

FRACTURING FLUIDS AND METHODS OF TREATING HYDROCARBON FORMATIONS

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of fracturing a subterranean formation penetrated by a well, the method comprising:forming a fracturing composition comprising
a carrier fluid,
a proppant,
a superabsorbent polymer comprising a repeating unit derived from an acrylate, an acrylic acid or a salt thereof, an acrylamide, a vinylpyrrolidone, a vinyl ester, a vinyl alcohol, a 2-acrylamide-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid, a derivative thereof, or a combination thereof, the superabsorbent polymer having crosslinks derived from ethyleneglycol diacrylate, polyethyleneglycol diacrylate, trimethylopropane trimethacrylate, ethoxylated trimethylol triacrylate, ethoxylated pentaerythritol tetracrylate, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing,
a breaker effective to break the superabsorbent polymer at a temperature of greater than about 250° F. in the absence of any activators, the breaker comprising a bromate breaker,
an encapsulated activator comprising an activator encapsulated within an encapsulant, the activator comprising sorbic acid and being effective to activate the breaker so that the breaker or a derivative thereof breaks the superabsorbent at a temperature of less than about 200° F.;
pumping the hydraulic fracturing composition into the subterranean formation to create or enlarge a fracture;
allowing the activator to diffuse out of the encapsulant; and
breaking the superabsorbent polymer using the breaker,
wherein the fracturing composition is free of a crosslinking agent.
US Pat. No. 10,112,885

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING ACRYLIC ACID

Arkema Inc., King of Pru...

1. A process for the recovery of (meth)acrylic acid using coupled distillation columns comprising a dehydration column that is coupled to a finishing column such that a tails stream from the dehydration column is fed directly or indirectly into a top of the finishing column while an overhead stream of the finishing column is fed directly or indirectly into a base of the dehydration column, the process comprising:A. dehydrating a gaseous reaction mixture comprising (meth)acrylic acid in said dehydration column to produce a dehydration column overhead stream and a dehydration column bottoms stream, wherein the dehydrating step is carried out without using azeotropic solvent;
B. passing at least a portion of the dehydration column bottoms stream to the upper half of said finishing column;
C. subjecting the portion of the bottoms stream passed to the finishing column to distillation at less than atmospheric pressure within the finishing column to produce at least a finishing column overhead stream and a finishing column bottoms stream;
D. at least partially condensing the finishing column overhead stream using an overhead aspirating direct contact (ADC) condenser system to form a finishing column overhead condensate, and passing at least a portion of the finishing column overhead condensate to the dehydration column, wherein said ADC condenser system at least partially condenses the finishing column overhead stream and comprises at least one liquid jet eductor supplied with condensate from the finishing column overhead stream to generate a vacuum; at least one liquid-vapor separatory vessel; and at least one condensate cooler;
E. collecting (meth)acrylic acid from the finishing column; wherein said (meth)acrylic acid collected is technical grade containing at least 98.5% by weight (meth)acrylic acid, less than 0.5% water, and less than 0.4% acetic acid, and without producing a wastewater stream.
US Pat. No. 10,112,888

NITROXIDE HYDROXYLAMINE AND PHENYLENEDIAMINE COMBINATIONS AS POLYMERIZATION INHIBITORS FOR ETHYLENICALLY UNSATURATED MONOMER PROCESSES

ECOLAB USA INC., St. Pau...

1. A method of inhibiting polymerization of isoprene comprising:providing a fluid comprising the isoprene;
adding an effective amount of a polymerization inhibitor composition to the fluid, wherein the polymerization inhibitor composition comprises an effective amount of 4-hydroxy-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl piperidinol and an effective amount of N,N?-di-1,4-dimethylpentyl-1,4-phenylenediamine; and
inhibiting polymerization of the isoprene.
US Pat. No. 10,111,887

MULTIPHASIC CONTRACEPTIVE REGIMEN FOR ORAL COMBINATION DRUG FORMULATION OF PROGESTIN AND ESTROGEN

Arstat, Inc., Flemington...

1. A method of contraception in a female, comprising:administering to the female daily, during a time period of 21 successive days, an oral combination drug formulation of a progestin and an estrogen,
wherein the oral combination drug formulation is administered in a biphasic dosing regimen comprising two phases, wherein the duration of one phase is 14 days and the duration of another phase is 7 days, wherein doses of each of the progestin and estrogen in the second phase of the regimen increase by a predefined dose increment as compared to the corresponding doses of the progestin and estrogen administered during the first phase of the regimen,
wherein the ratio of a daily dose of progestin to a daily dose of estrogen is maintained at a constant level during the entire dosing period, wherein the progestin in the oral combination drug formulation is norethindrone acetate, wherein the norethindrone acetate dose in the first phase is 1000 mcg, wherein the norethindrone acetate dose in the second phase is 1500 mcg,
wherein the estrogen in the oral combination drug formulation is ethinyl estradiol (EE), wherein the EE dose in the first phase is 20 mcg, wherein the EE dose in the second phase is 30 mcg and wherein the biphasic dosing regimen is followed by a time period of 7 days without progestin and estrogen administration.
US Pat. No. 10,111,896

COMPOSITION COMPRISING A COMBINATION OF DNA METHYLATION INHIBITOR AND A VITAMIN D RECEPTOR AGONIST FOR THE TREATMENT OF DRUG RESISTANT CANCER OR FOR THE PREVENTION OF TUMOR RELAPSE

Institut National de la S...

1. A method of restoring or enhancing sensitivity to a chemotherapeutic agent in a patient suffering from hematopoietic malignancy, comprising simultaneously or sequentially administering to the patient a combination of:i. a DNA methylation inhibitor; and
ii. inecalcitol in an amount sufficient to restore or enhance sensitivity to the chemotherapeutic agent,
wherein said hematopoietic malignancy is acute myeloid leukemia,
wherein said acute myeloid leukemia is AML with normal karyotype with mutations in a gene selected from the group consisting of: FLT3, NPM1, KIT, CEBPA and MLL,
wherein said acute myeloid leukemia expresses mutated FLT3-ITD.
US Pat. No. 10,111,898

ANTI-TUMOR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

PeptiMed, Inc., Madison,...

1. A composition for targeting tumor cells and inhibiting tumor growth by activating a subject's innate immune response, the composition comprising:an isolated double stranded oligonucleotide comprising a strand comprising the nucleic sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and a strand comprising the nucleic sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2;
a tumor cell-targeting moiety; and
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein said oligonucleotide activates a subject's innate immune response through activation of one or more toll-like receptors (“TLRs”).
US Pat. No. 10,111,899

INTRAPULMONARY ADMINISTRATION OF POLYNUCLEOTIDE TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 9 AGONISTS FOR TREATING CANCER OF THE LUNG

Dynavax Technologies Corp...

1. An isolated polynucleotide, wherein the polynucleotide consists of SEQ ID NO:7, SEQ ID NO:8, or SEQ ID NO:9, and wherein at least one internucleotide linkage is a phosphorothioate linkage.
US Pat. No. 10,116,007

LEAD-ACID BATTERY SEPARATORS, ELECTRODES, BATTERIES, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

Daramic, LLC, Charlotte,...

1. A battery separator for a lead-acid battery with enhanced lead-acid energy storage performance comprises:a coating applied to a silica based material filled, polyolefinic lead acid battery separator, the coating comprising an engineered carbon material having a surface area (BET) of from 1500 to 3000 sqm/g;
wherein the battery separator has two surfaces, one surface which faces a positive electrode of a battery and one surface which faces a negative electrode of a battery and wherein the coating is placed on the surface which faces the negative electrode of the battery.
US Pat. No. 10,115,496

COMPOSITIONS FOR PREPARING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITES, COMPOSITES PREPARED THEREFROM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A composition for an electrically conductive composite, comprising, based on a total weight of the composition:37 weight percent to 84 weight percent of an epoxy;
0.001 weight percent to about 1 weight percent of an electrically conductive filler; and
15 weight percent to about 38 weight percent of a thermoplastic resin,
wherein the thermoplastic resin is a liquid at about 25° C., is miscible with the epoxy, and forms a domain upon heat curing that is phase-separated from the epoxy and the electrically conductive filler,
wherein the thermoplastic polymer is carboxyl terminated butadiene acrylonitrile (CTBN),
wherein the electrically conductive filler is carbon nanotubes having no carboxyl group on a surface thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,909

THERAPEUTICS USING ADIPOSE CELLS AND CELL SECRETIONS

Cell Ideas Pty Ltd, Gord...

1. A method of alleviating pain in a mammalian subject, the method comprising,administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition which comprises a combination of adipose tissue-derived cell secretions and multiply-passaged adherent cells from an adipose tissue-derived cell suspension,
wherein said adipose tissue-derived cell secretions are prepared by culturing multiply-passaged adherent progeny cells from an adipose tissue-derived cell suspension and harvesting supernatant from the cell culture after about 3 or more days,
said adherent progeny cells having a fibroblast-like appearance, and
wherein said combination has been cryopreserved.
US Pat. No. 10,113,191

MICROORGANISMS HAVING ENHANCED L-AMINO ACIDS PRODUCTIVITY AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING L-AMINO ACIDS USING THE SAME

CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATIO...

1. A recombinant microorganism, wherein activity of at least one of adenosine deaminase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 14 and AMP nucleosidase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 16 is removed or decreased compared to that of a mother strain, wherein the recombinant microorganism belongs to the genus Escherichia and has enhanced producibility of an L-amino acid compared to that of the mother strain, wherein the L-amino acid is L-threonine or L-tryptophan, and wherein the recombinant microorganism does not contain chloramphenicol marker gene.
US Pat. No. 10,111,398

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170015

M.S. Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170015, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124450.
US Pat. No. 10,113,199

BIOMARKERS FOR NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMAS AND USES THEREOF

British Columbia Cancer A...

1. A method, comprising testing a sample from a human subject having B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) for a mutation in Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2), wherein the mutation in EZH2 is a non-synonymous substitution of Alanine (A) at position 682 (A682) of the wild-type EZH2 protein sequence and/or a non-synonymous substitution of Alanine (A) at position 692 (A692) of the wild-type EZH2 protein sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,111,919

COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

Mary Kay Inc., Addison, ...

1. A method for treating pruritus in a subject in need thereof comprising topically applying to the skin of said subject a composition that includes effective amounts of an extract from Echinacea purpurea and an extract from Silybum marianum fruit,wherein topical application of the composition activates human cannabinoid receptor type 2 and inhibits fatty acid amide hydrolase activity in said skin and, thereby, treats the pruritus.
US Pat. No. 10,113,202

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE METHYLATION STATUS OF THE PROMOTER REGION OF THE TWIST1 GENE IN GENOMIC DNA FROM BLADDER CELLS

MDxHealth SA, Herstal (B...

1. A method comprising:(a) treating genomic DNA isolated from bladder cells in a urine sample with a reagent which selectively modifies unmethylated cytosine residues in DNA contained in the sample to produce detectable modified residues but which does not modify methylated cytosine residues;
(b) amplifying the treated genomic DNA with primers that bind to the promoter region of the TWIST1 gene to produce an amplicon; and
(c) detecting the amplicon to determine the methylation status of the promoter region of the TWIST1 gene;
wherein the amplicon is detected by contacting the amplicon with a probe, and:
(i) the probe comprises the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:24; or
(ii) the amplicon comprises the probe binding site for SEQ ID NO:24.
US Pat. No. 10,113,204

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DETECTING VIRAL OR MICROBIAL INFECTIONS

Cascade Biosystems, Inc.,...

1. A kit for assessing a mammal for an infection, said kit comprising:(a) probe nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence complementary to a sequence of a target nucleic acid present within a microorganism or virus capable of infecting said mammal, wherein at least a portion of said target nucleic acid is capable of hybridizing to at least a portion of said probe nucleic acid to form a double-stranded portion of nucleic acid comprising a restriction endonuclease cut site, wherein said probe nucleic acid comprises a restriction endonuclease, and
(b) signal expansion nucleic acid comprising an amplifying restriction endonuclease, a label, and a double-stranded portion of nucleic acid comprising a restriction endonuclease cut site of said restriction endonuclease of said probe nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,111,925

FORMULATIONS COMPRISING PLANT EXTRACTS

MONTERO GIDA SANAYI VE TI...

1. A formulation for treating or preventing a respiratory tract disease comprising effective amounts of a Hedera helix extract, a Pelargonium sidoides extract, and a Zingiber officinale extract, wherein the percentage amount of the Hedera helix extract based on the total volume of the formulation is between 0.05% and 20% (w/v); the percentage amount of the Pelargonium sidoides extract based on the total volume of the formulation is between 0.05% and 30% (w/v); and the percentage amount of the Zingiber officinale extract based on the total volume of the formulation is between 0.05% and 30% (w/v).
US Pat. No. 10,111,927

PSEUDOMONAS EXOTOXIN A WITH LESS IMMUNOGENIC B CELL EPITOPES

The United States of Amer...

1. A Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PE) comprising a PE amino acid sequence, wherein one or more of amino acid residues selected from the group consisting of E420, D463, Y481, L516, R563, D581, and D589 as defined by reference to SEQ ID NO: 1 are, independently, substituted, with the proviso that when the amino acid residue at position 516 is substituted with alanine, at least one of amino acid residues E420, D463, Y481, R563, D581, and D589 is substituted,wherein the PE has a further substitution of one or more amino acid residues within one or more B cell epitopes, and the further substitution of one or more amino acid residues within one or more B-cell epitopes is a substitution of independently, one or more of amino acid residues selected from the group consisting of E285, P290, R313, N314, P319, D324, E327, E331, Q332, D403, D406, R412, R427, E431, R432, R458, D461, R467, R490, R505, R513, E522, R538, E548, R551, R576, Q592, and L597 as defined by reference to SEQ ID NO: 1, and
wherein the PE optionally has (i) a further substitution of one or more amino acid residues within one or more T-cell epitopes, (ii) a deletion of one or more continuous amino acid residues of residues 1-273 and 285-394 as defined by SEQ ID NO: 1, or (iii) a combination of (i) and (ii).
US Pat. No. 10,112,185

CATALYST AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CATALYST

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A catalyst manufacturing method comprising:preparing UZM-35 zeolite;
manufacturing ion-containing UZM-35 zeolite by exchanging ions in the UZM-35 zeolite; and
manufacturing metal-containing UZM-35 zeolite by exchanging copper (Cu) ions or iron (Fe) ions in the ion-containing UZM-35 zeolite.
US Pat. No. 10,111,930

TREATMENT OF SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME PATIENTS WITH COLON-IN-CONTINUITY

Shire-NPS Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method for treating an adult human patient with short bowel syndrome who is dependent on parenteral nutrition and who presents with colon-in-continuity with remnant small intestine, said method comprising administering to the patient [Gly2]hGLP-2 using a dosing regimen effective to reduce the dependency on parenteral nutrition by the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,112,186

BETA MOLECULAR SIEVE, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR AND HYDROGENATION CATALYST CONTAINING SAME

FUSHUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE...

1. A ? zeolite having a SiO2/Al2O3 molar ratio of 30-150, non-skeleton aluminum of not more than 2% based on the total aluminum, Si(OAl)-coordinated silicon atom of not less than 95% based on silicon atom in a skeleton structure.
US Pat. No. 10,111,931

TREATMENT OF SHORT BOWEL SYNDROME PATIENTS WITH COLON-IN-CONTINUITY

Shire-NPS Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of treating an adult human patient having short bowel syndrome with at least 25% colon-in-continuity with remnant small intestine and who receives an amount of parenteral nutrition each week, said method comprising administering [Gly2]hGLP-2 to said patient using a dosing regimen effective to reduce or eliminate said weekly amount of parenteral nutrition received by said patient.
US Pat. No. 10,112,187

HIGH STRENGTH SAPO-34 MICROSPHERE CATALYST, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING LIGHT OLEFINS USING SAME

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A method for preparing a SAPO-34 microsphere catalyst which is applied to a methanol-to-olefin (MTO) reaction, comprising:spray drying a mixed slurry comprising 100 parts by weight of a crystallized undried silicoaluminophosphate-34 (SAPO-34) slurry, 50-300 parts by weight of a binder and 0.5-5 parts by weight of an additive to prepare microspheres; and
firing the microspheres, wherein the binder consists of one or more selected from an alumina sol and a silica sol, and wherein the additive consists of one or two or more selected from hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, acetic acid, and formic acid,
wherein the crystallized undried SAPO-34 slurry is prepared by hydrothermally synthesizing a mixed synthetic gel in which a synthetic gel comprising an aluminum phosphate gel, a first organic template and a solvent; and a silica-dissolving solution comprising a silica precursor, a second organic template and a solvent are mixed,
wherein the mixed slurry comprises kaolin as a matrix in range of 13.3-67 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the SAPO-34 slurry,
wherein the solvent comprises one or two selected from water and alcohol in a molar ratio of 10 to 60 based on 1 mole of an alumina precursor (based on Al2O3),
wherein the crystallized undried SAPO-34 slurry includes SAPO-34 with average crystal size of less than 1 ?m,
wherein the hydrothermal synthesis is performed by putting the mixed synthetic gel into an autoclave, maturing the mixed synthetic gel while being stirred at 20° C. to 120° C. for 0.5 hr to 24 hr and stirring the mixed synthetic gel at 150° C. to 200° C. for 5 hr to 48 hr to perform crystallization,
wherein a molar ratio calculated by the first organic template/the second organic template is 0.5 to 2.0,
wherein the SAPO-34 microsphere catalyst is used in circulating-fluidized bed reactor for preparing light olefins.
US Pat. No. 10,113,213

PROCESSING AND APPLICATION OF A PURIFICATION SYSTEM FOR A NEW ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF ENERGY

University of Bisha, Bis...

1. A method of producing at least one metal from a gold ore and oil and/or ethanol from algae, the method comprising:(a) treating a first salt water stream having a first salt concentration X,
wherein the treating is carried out with at least one of electrodialysis reversal, reverse osmosis, and mechanical vapor compression in a first water purification system to form: (i) a first purified water stream having a second salt concentration Y lower than X, and (ii) a first saline water stream having a third salt concentration Z higher than X,
(b) treating the gold ore with the first purified water stream to separate gold from the gold ore and form a waste water comprising metal ions in a gold mining production system,
(c) treating the first saline water stream in a second water purification system connected to the first water purification system to form a second saline water stream and a second purified water stream,
wherein the second purified water stream has a fourth salt concentration A lower than Z, and the second saline water stream has a fifth salt concentration B higher than Z,
(d) feeding the second saline water stream to a bioreactor containing algae to form a first algae biomass in the saline water of the second saline water stream,
(e) feeding the first algae biomass to an algae growth and harvesting chamber to grow the first algae biomass and form a concentrated algae biomass,
(f) feeding the concentrated algae biomass to a waste water processing unit,
wherein the concentrated algae biomass forms a first algae mat in the waste water processing unit, wherein the first algae mat comprises 10-200 layers of algae and each layer of algae has a length and/or a width of 50-500 cm and a depth of 0.5-50 cm,
(g) feeding the waste water comprising the metal ions from the gold mining production system to the waste water processing unit,
wherein the first algae mat in the waste water processing unit filters the waste water to form (i) a third purified water stream and (ii) the first algae mat bound to the metal ions,
(h) removing the first algae mat bound to the metal ions from the waste water processing unit,
(i) extracting the metal ions bound to the first algae mat to produce the at least one metal, and
(j) extracting oil and/or ethanol from the first algae mat.
US Pat. No. 10,115,520

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

Mojo Mobility, Inc., San...

1. A base unit for wireless power transfer through a magnetic field, comprising:one or more components including a magnetic material or layer, that modify the magnitude and/or phase of the magnetic field and/or guide a corresponding magnetic flux generated by one or more coils in the base unit in one or multiple dimensions and/or to guide the magnetic flux in such a manner as to create a preferential path for returning flux flow in one or multiple dimensions,
wherein, when one or more power receivers each having one or more receiver coils or receivers associated therewith, is placed in proximity to a base unit, the one or more coils in the base unit are used to inductively generate a current in the one or more receiver coils or receivers associated with the one or more power receivers, and
further wherein the base unit and the one or more power receivers have a coupling coefficient therebetween of less than 0.5.
US Pat. No. 10,113,218

CAST AL—SI—MG-BASED ALUMINUM ALLOY HAVING EXCELLENT SPECIFIC RIGIDITY, STRENGTH AND DUCTILITY, AND CAST MEMBER AND AUTOMOBILE ROAD WHEEL MADE THEREOF

HITACHI METALS, LTD., Mi...

1. A casting Al—Si—Mg-based aluminum alloy comprising by mass 12.0-14.0% of Si, 1.5-4.0% of Mg, 0.10% or less of Mn, and 0.10% or less of Cu, the balance being Al and inevitable impurities, and having excellent specific rigidity, strength and ductility.
US Pat. No. 10,111,938

INJECTION PARADIGM FOR ADMINISTRATION OF BOTULINUM TOXINS

Allergan, Inc., Irvine, ...

1. A method for alleviating or reducing the occurrence of a headache in a patient with chronic migraine headaches, the method comprises:localizing one or more administration targets;
isolating the one or more administration targets; wherein the isolating step isolates the one or more administration targets from an adjacent area; thereby preventing or minimizing unwarranted adverse effects;
administering a therapeutically effective amount of a clostridial toxin to the one or more isolated administration targets;
wherein the one or more administration targets comprises the frontalis, corrugator, procerus, occipitalis, temporalis, trapezius and cervical paraspinal muscles;
wherein the administrating step is by injection and wherein the administering step comprises limiting the injection to a defined tissue depth and injection angle; and wherein the administrating to the corrugator muscle comprises targeting the belly of the corrugators and injecting superficially at a 90° angle into the belly of the corrugator muscles.
US Pat. No. 10,111,939

ALBUMIN-FREE BOTULINUM TOXIN FORMULATIONS

Revance Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method for stabilizing a botulinum toxin formulation comprising a botulinum toxin, a non-reducing disaccharide or a non-reducing trisaccharide, a non-ionic surfactant, and a physiologically compatible buffer, the method comprising:combining the botulinum toxin, the non-reducing disaccharide or the non-reducing trisaccharide, the non-ionic surfactant, and the physiologically compatible buffer thereby forming a liquid botulinum toxin formulation;
wherein the concentration of the non-reducing disaccharide or non-reducing trisaccharide is in the range of 10% to 40% (w/v); and
wherein the concentration of the non-ionic surfactant is in the range of 0.005% to 0.5% (w/v).
US Pat. No. 10,111,436

CONTROL OF AQUATIC WEEDS WITH ENDOTHALL AND ALS-INHIBITING AGENT

SePRO Corporation, Carme...

1. A method for controlling hydrilla in a body of fresh water, comprising:providing in the body of fresh water a synergistically effective amount of a herbicidal combination including an ALS-inhibiting herbicide and endothall, so as to control the hydrilla, wherein the ALS-inhibiting herbicide is penoxsulam, imazamox, or bispyribac sodium;
wherein said providing comprises adding the endothall to the body of fresh water prior to or simultaneously with adding the ALS-inhibiting herbicide to the body of fresh water;
wherein said providing comprises providing the endothall at a level of about 0.1 to about 3.5 ppm in the body of fresh water; and
with the further proviso that:
(i) where the ALS-inhibiting herbicide is penoxsulam, the penoxsulam is applied to the body of fresh water to provide a penoxsulam level of about 2.5 to 50 ppb in the body of fresh water;
(ii) where the ALS-inhibiting herbicide is imazamox, the imazamox is applied to the body of fresh water to provide an imazamox level of about 0.02 to about 0.15 ppm in the body of fresh water; and
(iii) where the ALS-inhibiting herbicide is bispyribac sodium, the bispyribac sodium is applied to the body of fresh water to provide a bispyribac sodium level of about 0.01 to about 0.25 ppm in the body of fresh water.
US Pat. No. 10,111,443

FILLED SNACK PRODUCT WITH SPACED FILLING LINES AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Kellogg Company, Battle ...

1. A method of producing a filled snack product comprising the steps of:disposing a plurality of filling lines on a first flat surface of a first sheet, each of the plurality of filling lines being spaced to define a void between each of the adjacent filling lines;
placing the second sheet over the first sheet to sandwich the plurality of filling lines between the first and second sheets and form a laminate;
docking the laminate after the second sheet is placed over the first sheet to create a plurality of docking holes which each extend through the first and the second sheets of the laminate for the release of steam or gas during heating;
pinning the first and second sheets at the voids between the plurality of spaced filling lines to secure the first and second sheets to each other; and
heating the laminate to form the filled snack product;
wherein the plurality of docking holes and the plurality of spaced filling lines allow for pinning of the first and second sheets at the voids disposed between the plurality of spaced filling lines to minimize puffing of the filled snack product during heating.
US Pat. No. 10,112,987

BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABLE PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A VAB DOMAIN OF A CAMELID SINGLE DOMAIN HEAVY CHAIN ANTIBODY AGAINST AN AMYLOID-BETA PEPTIDE

ICB INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

1. A composition comprising:a polypeptide comprising the formula Vab1-L1-X-R3-Y-L2-Vab2,
wherein the Vab1 and Vab2 each independently comprises a variable antigen-binding domain from a camelid single-domain heavy chain antibody, wherein at least one of the variable antigen-binding domains comprises amino acids 1-127 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:11 and is capable of binding to an amyloid-beta peptide;
wherein L1 and L2 each comprise a hinge region from a camelid single-domain heavy-chain only antibody;
wherein a nanoparticle comprising polybutylcyanoacrylate and dextran is covalently linked to at least one of L1 and L2; and
wherein X and Y are bifunctional linkers, selected from a maleimido-thiol conjugate and polyethylene glycol;
wherein R3 comprises at least one constant domain of human IgG CH2 or CH3 domain.
US Pat. No. 10,112,988

METHODS OF ASSESSING AMYLOID-BETA PEPTIDES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM BY BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABLE PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A VAB DOMAIN OF A CAMELID SINGLE DOMAIN HEAVY CHAIN ANTIBODY AGAINST AN ANTI-AMYLOID-BETA PEPTIDE

ICB INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

1. A method for assessing an amyloid-beta peptide in the central nervous system of a subject, the method comprising:(i) administering to the subject a polypeptide comprising the formula:
Vab1-L1-X-R3-Y-L2-Vab2,
wherein Vab1 and Vab2 each independently comprises a variable antigen-binding (Vab) domain that is derived from a camelid single domain heavy chain antibody, and at least one of the variable antigen binding domains comprises amino acids 1-127 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11 and is capable of binding to an amyloid-beta peptide;
wherein L1 and L2 each comprise a hinge region from a camelid single domain heavy chain antibody; and
wherein the L1, L2, or both further comprise a covalently-attached-detectable label,
wherein the detectable label comprises a nanoparticle that comprises polybutylcyanoacrylate and dextran;
wherein X and Y are bifunctional linkers, wherein X and Y are selected from the group consisting of —NHCO—(CH2CH2O)n— and wherein n=2-100, —CH(CH2SH)—NHCO, —(C4H3NO2)—S—(CH2)3-imidate-, and —NHCO—(CH2CH2O)n—(C4H3NO2)—S—(CH2)3-imidate- and wherein n=2-100;
wherein R3 comprises at least one constant domain of human IgG CH2 or CH 3 domain, and
wherein the polypeptide is capable of specifically binding to an amyloid-beta peptide within the central nervous system (CNS) of the subject;
(ii) waiting for a time sufficient for the polypeptide to permeate the blood-brain-barrier of the subject and bind to the amyloid-beta peptide; and
(iii) detecting the presence or amount of the detectable label within the CNS of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,112,990

ANTI-TAU ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody that binds to human Tau, wherein the antibody comprises:a) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 342; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 343; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 344; HVR-L1 comprising an amino acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 345, 15, 468 to 478, 495 to 517, 522 to 534, 536 to 539, and 543 to 556; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 346; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 347;
b) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 72; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 73; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 74; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 76; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 77;
c) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 42; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 43; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 44; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 45; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 46; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 47;
d) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 62; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 63; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 64; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 65; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 66; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 67;
e) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 212; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 213; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 214; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 215; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 216; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 217;
f) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 32; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 33; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 34; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 35; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 36; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 37; or
g) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 52; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 53; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 54; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 55; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 56; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 57.
US Pat. No. 10,114,017

METHODS AND ASSAYS FOR FACTOR VIII ACTIVITY

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF ...

1. A method of measuring Factor VIII (fVIII) activity, the method comprising(a) contacting a sample in which fVIII is to be measured with a composition comprising fibrin and isolated platelets or a platelet membrane fraction comprising gpIIbIIIa,
wherein the fibrin binds to said isolated platelet or platelet membrane fraction and
wherein fVIII in said sample binds to said fibrin, and
(b) detecting activity of said fVIII with a plasma-based clotting assay, a fibrometer, a thromboelastometry device or by detecting cleavage of a chromogenic fXa substrate by fXa.
US Pat. No. 10,111,966

METHODS FOR THE DEPLETION OF CD117+ CELLS

Magenta Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of depleting a population of CD117+ cells in a human patient, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a conjugate comprising an anti-CD117 monoclonal antibody and an amatoxin, wherein the monoclonal antibody is internalized by a CD117+ cell, wherein the patient does not have an immunodeficiency disorder, and wherein the monoclonal antibody comprises the following complementary determining regions (CDRs):a CDR-H1 having the amino acid sequence SYWIG (SEQ ID NO: 1)
a CDR-H2 having the amino acid sequence IIYPGDSDTRYSPSFQG (SEQ ID NO: 2)
a CDR-H3 having the amino acid sequence HGRGYNGYEGAFDI (SEQ ID NO: 3)
a CDR-L1 having the amino acid sequence RASQGISSALA (SEQ ID NO: 4)
a CDR-L2 having the amino acid sequence DASSLES (SEQ ID NO: 5)
a CDR-L3 having the amino acid sequence CQQFNSYPLT (SEQ ID NO: 6),wherein the monoclonal antibody is conjugated to the amatoxin by way of a cysteine residue in the Fc domain of the antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,112,993

FACTOR H POTENTIATING ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

STICHTING SANQUIN BLOEDVO...

1. An isolated, synthetic or recombinant antibody or fragment thereof that specifically binds to complement control protein domain 18 (CCP18) of factor H (FH), the antibody or fragment comprising:(a) a heavy chain CDR1 having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:5, a heavy chain CDR2 having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:6 and a heavy chain CDR3 sequence having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:7, or
(b) a light chain CDR1 sequence having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, a light chain CDR2 sequence having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 and a light chain CDR3 having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:3.
US Pat. No. 10,112,994

METHODS OF PRODUCING TWO CHAIN PROTEINS IN BACTERIA

GENENTECH, INC., South S...

1. A method of producing a polypeptide comprising two chains in a prokaryotic host cell, the method comprising:(a) culturing the host cell to express the two chains of the polypeptide in a culture medium under conditions comprising:
a growth phase comprising a growth temperature and a growth agitation rate,
a temperature shift from the growth temperature to a lower production temperature, an agitation rate shift from the growth agitation rate to a lower production agitation rate, and
a production phase comprising the production temperature and the production agitation rate, whereby upon expression the two chains fold and assemble to form a biologically active polypeptide in the host cell;
wherein the host cell comprises a polynucleotide comprising
(1) a first translational unit encoding a first chain of the polypeptide;
(2) a second translational unit encoding a second chain of the polypeptide; and
(3) a third translational unit encoding at least one chaperone protein selected from the group consisting of peptidyl-prolyl isomerases, protein disulfide oxidoreductases, and combinations thereof;
wherein the growth temperature is in the range of about 30° C. to about 34° C. during the growth phase, the production temperature is in the range of about 25° C. to about 29° C. during the production phase, and the growth agitation rate is from 50 to 250 rpm above the production agitation rate; and
(b) recovering the biologically active polypeptide from the host cell.
US Pat. No. 10,113,002

ANTI-JAGGED ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. An isolated antibody that binds to Jagged1, the antibody comprising:(a) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:81;
(b) HVR-H2 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:84;
(c) HVR-H3 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:87;
(d) HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:110;
(e) HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:111; and
(f) HVR-L3 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:114.
US Pat. No. 10,114,029

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING OR MONITORING KIDNEY FUNCTION OR DIAGNOSING KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION

SPHINGOTEC GMBH, Henning...

1. A method which comprises:selecting a subject who suffers from kidney disease and who has not suffered a stroke;
determining and recording the level of Pro-Enkephalin or fragments thereof in a bodily fluid obtained from said subject with kidney disease using a binder to Pro-Enkephalin or a fragment thereof and
wherein said Pro-Enkephalin or fragment thereof is one or more of SEQ ID No. 1, SEQ ID No. 2, SEQ ID No. 5, SEQ ID No. 6, SEQ ID No. 8, SEQ ID No. 9, SEQ ID No. 10 or SEQ ID No. 11 and wherein said binder does not bind to SEQ ID No: 3
and
determining at least one additional clinical parameter of said subject which is age, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), NGAL neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, Creatinine Clearance, Creatinine, urea, or Apache Score.
US Pat. No. 10,111,979

WOUND DRESSINGS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING SAME AND STORAGE AND USE THEREOF

RedDress Ltd., Pardes Ha...

1. A method of dressing a wound of a subject, the method comprising:withdrawing a volume of whole blood by sterile withdrawal of venous blood from a subject;
mixing the volume of whole blood with a coagulation initiator;
allowing said whole blood to clot at a location physically separated from the wound to obtain a sterile whole-blood clot;
combining said whole-blood clot with a support matrix to form a sterile wound dressing comprising clotted whole blood and the support matrix; and
applying said sterile wound dressing onto the wound, and leaving said sterile wound dressing in place for at least two days.
US Pat. No. 10,111,982

PEPSINIZED COLLAGEN IMPLANTS AND BIOMEDICAL USES THEREOF

Orthovita, Inc., Malvern...

1. A method of preparing a collagen membrane for use in tissue repair, comprising:(a) digesting collagen with pepsin, thus producing pepsinized collagen;
(b) solubilizing the pepsinized collagen in a buffer composition comprising a polyol, wherein the buffer has a substantially neutral pH and wherein the collagen is present in the buffer composition in an amount of about 2 mg to about 20 mg per ml of the buffer;
(c) drying the thus solubilized, pepsinized collagen; and
(d) reacting the collagen of (c) with a cross-linking agent, thus producing the collagen membrane, wherein the cross-linking agent is added to the solubilized, pepsinized collagen in a concentration of about 0.01% to about 6% (w/v).
US Pat. No. 10,113,009

METHODS FOR MAKING SACCHARIDE-PROTEIN GLYCOCONJUGATES

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. A process for coupling a polysaccharide to a linker, comprising:combining the polysaccharide with an additional linker comprising a primary amine group in the presence of a reducing agent, wherein the polysaccharide comprises a carbonyl group at the reducing terminus,
reacting the carbonyl group with the primary amine group by reductive amination to form a polysaccharide-additional linker intermediate, wherein the reductive amination is carried out at a pH between 4 and 5,
coupling the polysaccharide-additional linker intermediate to the linker, to form a polysaccharide-linker compound, and
precipitating unreacted linker under aqueous conditions at a pH of less than 5.
US Pat. No. 10,115,324

SECURITY LABEL COMPRISING AN AUTHENTICITY AND MANIPULATION DETECTOR

HUECK FOLIEN GES.M.B.H., ...

1. A security element for security labels or adhesive strips, the security element comprising:a carrier substrate;
a reflective layer or a layer with a high refractive index applied on the carrier substrate;
a partial separating lacquer layer applied intermittently on a surface of the reflective layer or the layer with a high refractive index;
an adhesive coating applied to the partial separating lacquer layer; and
an adhesion promoter layer situated between the partial separating lacquer layer and the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index,
wherein the security element is configured to cause the adhesive coating to migrate under the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index at portions of the surface of the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index on which there is no partial separating lacquer layer due to adhesion of the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index to the substrate being destroyed at points where the adhesive coating has migrated under the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index.
US Pat. No. 10,112,769

FLEXIBLE INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER (FIBC)

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) having a body made of flexible fabric woven from polymeric tapes, and transport loops, wherein the body comprises side walls, bottom part, and top part, characterised in that the fabric of at least one of said side walls and transport loops is woven from uniaxially-drawn PET tape having a density greater than 1.333 g/cm3.
US Pat. No. 10,113,027

METHODS OF PREPARING COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTAINERS AND OTHER ARTICLES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

SWIMC LLC, Cleveland, OH...

1. A method of making a high molecular weight polyether polymer, comprising the step of reacting ingredients including:(i) a nitrogen-containing catalyst having at least one bridgehead Nitrogen atom;
(ii) a diepoxide compound; and
(iii) a hindered polyhydric phenol compound having an atom or group with an atomic weight of at least 15 Daltons in an ortho position relative to an oxygen atom on a phenol ring;wherein the polyether polymer: (a) includes at least 25% by weight of aryl or heteroaryl groups and (b) is substantially free of bound bisphenol A, bisphenol F, bisphenol S, polyhydric phenols having estrogenic activity greater than or equal to that of bisphenol S, and epoxides thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,113,043

POLYURETHANE GEL PARTICLES, METHODS AND USE IN FLEXIBLE FOAMS

TWIN BROOK CAPITAL PARTNE...

1. A composition comprising a combination of latex foam and polyurethane gel particles produced by the method comprising:a. reacting one or more polyols with hydroxyl values from 10-170 and with functionality greater than or equal to 3; one or more polyols with hydroxyl values from 170-1400 and with functionality of 2; and one or more polyisocyanates with NCO functionality of 2 to 8 to make a polyurethane gel elastomer, where the polyurethane gel elastomer has a polyisocyanate index between 0.62 to 0.90, and where the polyurethane gel polymer is prepared in the presence of at least one gelation catalyst;
b. reducing the polyurethane gel elastomer into polyurethane gel particles having an average particle size between the range of about 0.01 to about 12 millimeters;
c. introducing the polyurethane gel particles into a mixture of latex foam-forming components; and
d. polymerizing the latex foam-forming components to form an open cell flexible latex foam;where said polyurethane gel particles are added in the range of about 0.1 to about 200 parts per hundred of the latex foam-forming components.
US Pat. No. 10,113,077

PRINTING INKS AND COATINGS COMPOSITIONS FOR POLYETHYLENE COATED BOARD

SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION,...

1. A milk or juice carton comprising a substrate coated with a printing ink or coating composition comprising:a) at least one self-crosslinking acrylic polymer;
b) at least one coalescent; and
c) at least one silicone emulsion;
wherein the self-crosslinking acrylic polymer has a glass transition temperature of greater than 0° C.
US Pat. No. 10,112,835

METHOD FOR PURIFYING DIFLUOROPHOSPHATE

STELLA CHEMIFA CORPORATIO...

1. A method for purifying a difluorophosphate, comprising:providing a difluorophosphate containing an impurity in a vessel;
flowing hydrogen fluoride into the vessel to bring the hydrogen fluoride into contact with the difluorophosphate; and
heating and drying the difluorophosphate containing the impurity, wherein the heating and drying is performed subsequent to or simultaneous with the flowing of hydrogen fluoride, thereby removing the impurity,
wherein the impurity comprises a free acid, and further comprises an anionic impurity or an insoluble substance,
whereby a compound having a lower boiling point than the free acid is generated as result of the contact between the hydrogen fluoride and the free acid.
US Pat. No. 10,113,092

MULTICOMPONENT CROSSLINKABLE COMPOSITIONS BASED ON ORGANYLOXYSILANE-TERMINATED POLYMERS

WACKER CHEMIE AG, Munich...

1. A multicomponent crosslinkable composition comprising:at least a component (K1) and a component (K2),
wherein the component (K1) comprises 100 parts by weight of one or more compounds (A) of the formula
Y—[(CR12)b—SiRa(OR2)3?a]x  (I),
where
Y represents an x-valent polymer radical bonded via nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, or carbon,
R each are identical or different monovalent, optionally substituted, SiC-bonded hydrocarbon radicals,
R1 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical, which may be bonded to carbon via nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulfur, or a carbonyl group,
R2 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical,
x is an integer from 1 to 10,
a is identical or different and is 0, 1, or 2, and
b is identical or different and is an integer from 1 to 10, and
wherein the component (K2) based on 100 parts by weight of compounds (A) in the component (K1), contains at least 0.05 part by weight of water, and at least 1 part by weight of at least one further substance (B) to (F)
(B) one or more silicone resins comprising units of the formula
R3c(R4O)dSiO(4?c?d)/2  (II),
where
R3 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, SiC-bonded, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical,
R4 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical,
c is 0, 1, 2, or 3, and
d is 0, 1, 2, or 3,
wherein the sum of c+d?3 and in at least 50% of the units of the formula (II) c is 0 or 1,
(C) one or more plasticizers,
(D) one or more fillers,
(E) one or more thickeners, and
(F) one or more solvents,
with the proviso that in total there are at least 10 parts by weight of silicone resins (B) in components (K1) and (K2), based on 100 parts by weight of compounds (A) in the component (K1).
US Pat. No. 10,111,813

OXIDATION DYEING PROCESS USING A SUBSTRATE BEARING AT LEAST ONE OXIDATION DYE AND AN AQUEOUS COMPOSITION

1. A process for the oxidation dyeing of keratin fibers, the process comprising applying to the fibers:i) a substrate comprising on its surface a dye composition comprising at least one oxidation dye, wherein the dye composition is printed onto the surface of the substrate; and then
ii) an aqueous composition comprising at least one chemical oxidizing agent and at least one alkaline agent.
US Pat. No. 10,111,815

COMPOSITION FOR HAIR FRIZZ REDUCTION

The Procter and Gamble Co...

1. An aqueous hair leave-on composition for hair frizz reduction comprising: from about 0.15% to about 12% of a moisture control material or mixture of moisture control materials, wherein the moisture control material comprises salicylic acid in combination 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and wherein the leave-on composition further comprises a material selected from the group consisting of glycols, polyglycols, 2-hydroxyethyl urea and mixture thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,112,845

LEPIDOCROCITE-TYPE TITANATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME

OTSUKA CHEMICAL CO., LTD....

1. A resin composition containing:a lepidocrocite-type titanate having a layered structure formed by chains of TiO6 octahedra, wherein part of Ti sites is substituted with ions of two or more metals selected from the group consisting of Li, Mg, Zn, Ni, Cu, Fe, Al, Ga, and Mn and ions of at least one metal selected from alkali metals other than Li are contained between layers of the layered structure; and
a thermosetting resin.
US Pat. No. 10,111,826

SOLID COSMETIC COMPOSITION HAVING DISPERSED THEREIN GAS BUBBLES, AND A PROCESS FOR MAKING A SOLID COSMETIC COMPOSITION

COSMETIC WARRIORS LIMITED...

1. A solid cosmetic composition comprising:a vegetable butter wherein the solid cosmetic composition has dispersed therein gas bubbles, wherein the gas bubbles form from 5 to 19% of the volume of the solid cosmetic composition; wherein the vegetable butter is present in an amount of 60-99% by weight of the total composition; wherein the composition comprises a shell coating; wherein the solid cosmetic composition is a solid non-edible cosmetic composition having a physical shape and the solid non-edible cosmetic composition substantially sustains the physical shape when unsupported externally, and wherein the solid non-edible cosmetic composition is solid at room temperature and remains substantially solid at up to a temperature of 30° C.
US Pat. No. 10,111,828

TREATMENT AND COMPOSITION FOR ACHIEVING SKIN ANTI-AGING BENEFITS BY CORNEUM PROTEASE ACTIVATION

Mary Kay Inc., Addison, ...

1. A method of treating skin, the method comprising topically applying to skin in need thereof a composition comprising:(a) a chemically compatible combination of one or more surfactants and at least one chelating agent;
(b) an algae extract;
(c) sodium hyaluronate;
(d) glycerin;
(e) water;
(f) citric acid or triethanolamine;
(g) sunflower (helianthus annus) seed oil;
(h) rosemary extract;
(i) acrylates / C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer; and
(j) hexylene glycol.

US Pat. No. 10,117,190

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

7. A method for controlling transmission power of each base station in a wireless communication system in which a plurality of base stations each forming a directional beam in one direction are disposed along a predetermined path, the method comprising:estimating a distance from terminal equipment (TE) installed in a mobile body moving along the path if the TE enters a cell area of a corresponding base station; and
controlling the transmission power using the distance from the TE so that a difference between a received signal strength of the corresponding base station and a received signal strength of neighboring base stations measured by the TE in a cell boundary area between the base stations does not exceed a predetermined threshold value,
wherein the controlling includes lowering the transmission power only in some of a section including a point where the difference between the received signal strength of the base station and the received signal strength of the neighboring base stations is maximal.

US Pat. No. 10,117,189

UPLINK POWER CONTROL METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. User equipment, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive first radio resource control(RRC) configuration information sent by a first base station, wherein the first RRC configuration information comprises a parameter used to calculate a power headroom PH that is of the UE and that is in a first cell controlled by the first base station; and
a transmitter, configured to send second RRC configuration information to a second base station, wherein the second RRC configuration information comprises the parameter used to calculate the PH that is of the UE and that is in the first cell, wherein if the first base station supports a time division duplex TDD mode, the second RRC configuration information further comprises subframe ratio information, wherein the subframe ratio information is used by the second base station to learn whether a subframe in which the UE is scheduled by the first base station at a next moment is an uplink subframe or a downlink subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,117,183

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:determining, by a first device, a candidate-moment set according to a preset moment on a channel, wherein each candidate moment in the candidate-moment set comprises a moment in time, and wherein the preset moment on the channel is a start moment of a timeslot on the channel or a start moment of a data subframe on the channel;
determining, by the first device, a target candidate moment from the candidate-moment set, wherein the target candidate moment is a candidate moment in the candidate-moment set that is equal to or later than an end moment of a clear channel assessment (CCA) backoff process; and
sending, by the first device, data on a channel according to the target candidate moment.

US Pat. No. 10,117,180

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device for transmitting data to and receiving data from a mobile communications network, the mobile communications network including one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for communicating with the communications device, the communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface provided by the one or more network elements of the mobile communications network;
a receiver configured to receive signals from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface provided by the one or more network elements of the mobile communications network; and
a controller configured to:
control the receiver to receive one or more signaling messages from the mobile communications network, and the transmitter to transmit one or more signaling messages to the communications network,
establish a communications context for communicating data packets using a packet communications bearer from the communications device via the mobile communications network when operating in a connected state, and
release the communications context and the packet communications bearer to an idle state,
wherein the controller is configured in combination with the receiver to:
receive signaling information providing an indication of one or more functions performed by at least one of the receiver, the transmitter or the controller which can be changed in a power saving state to reduce power consumed by the communications device, the signaling information being received in response to a power saving request message sent by the controller via the transmitter, and
when in either the idle state or the connected state, enter the power saving state in which the one or more of the operations performed by at least one of the receiver, the transmitter or the controller are configured in accordance with the indication of the changed functions received in the signaling information from the mobile communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,177

METHOD AND RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR SENDING SIGNALING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for sending signaling comprising:determining, by a user equipment, that current power preference information is different from a power preference indicated in a last transmission of a message; and determining, that a timer used for restricting sending of a lower power consumption preference indication is expired;
when a power consumption preference of the user equipment is power saving, setting, by the user equipment, power prefer indication to low power consumption; and transmitting, by the user equipment, the power prefer indication to a base station; and
when the power consumption preference of the user equipment is not power saving, setting, by the user equipment, the power prefer indication to normal power consumption, and start the timer used for restricting sending of the lower power consumption preference indication; and transmitting, by the user equipment, the power prefer indication to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,117,171

ESTIMATING INTERVALS AT WHICH TO TRANSMIT KEEP-ALIVE MESSAGES FROM A WIRELESS STATION TO AN ACCESS POINT

GainSpan Corporation, Sa...

1. A method performed in a wireless station (STA) of a wireless network, said method comprising:receiving a de-authentication frame from an access point (AP) of said wireless network, said de-authentication frame indicating that said AP has disassociated said STA due to inactivity;
determining a keep-alive interval based on one or more de-authenticated messages received from said AP, said one or more de-authenticated messages including said deauthentication frame;
transmitting keep-alive messages according to the determined keep-alive interval;
transmitting a first frame to said AP, wherein said STA is associated with said AP before transmission of said first frame, wherein said de-authentication frame is a response from said AP to said first frame, wherein said first frame is transmitted at a first time instant (T1);
initializing an expected inactivity time to a first value, wherein said expected inactivity time represents an estimate of an inactivity time maintained by said AP, wherein said AP disassociates said STA if a frame is received after elapse of said inactivity time from an immediately previous frame transmitted by said STA to said AP;
identifying that a second frame has been transmitted immediately prior to said first frame at a prior time instant (T2);
adjusting the value of said expected inactivity time based on the values of said T1 and said T2; and
re-associating with said AP.

US Pat. No. 10,117,168

PROCEDURE FOR BASIC SERVICE SET (BSS) LOAD MANAGEMENT IN WLAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving, by a station, a beacon frame from an access point (AP), the beacon frame including a channel width field and load information, the load information including a first utilization field and a second utilization field, the channel width field indicating a bandwidth of an operating channel; and
accessing, by the station, the operating channel including a primary channel and a secondary channel when both the primary channel and the secondary channel are idle, and accessing only the primary channel when the primary channel is idle and the secondary channel is not idle,
wherein the first utilization field indicates a utilization of the primary channel that is defined as a fraction of time sensed that the primary channel is busy as indicated by a virtual carrier sense mechanism in which the AP sensed a network allocation vector (NAV) of the primary channel to check whether the primary channel was busy,
wherein the second utilization field indicates a utilization of the secondary channel that is defined as a fraction of time sensed that the secondary channel is busy as indicated by a physical carrier sense mechanism in which the AP physically detected energy at the secondary channel to check whether the secondary channel was busy,
wherein the station, which accesses the operating channel only if the primary channel is idle, does not access the operating channel that includes both the primary channel and the secondary channel if the primary channel is not idle regardless of an idleness of the secondary channel,
wherein, if the bandwidth indicated by the channel width field is equal to or greater than 80 MHz, the primary channel is a primary 20 MHz channel, the secondary channel is a secondary 40 MHz channel and the beacon frame further includes a quiet interval element, and
wherein the quiet interval element indicates whether communications to the AP are allowed within both the primary 20 MHz channel and the secondary 40 MHz channel during a quiet interval which is an interval to prohibit any transmissions in at least one channel within the operating channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,166

APPLICATION ASSISTED BAND SCANNING METHOD TO REDUCE NETWORK ACQUISITION TIME

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of selecting a cellular network, the method comprising:scanning frequency bands according to a delimit order;
determining, at a mobile device, a current location of the mobile device by obtaining location data from messages sent to or from contacts of a user of the mobile device;
prioritizing cellular network frequency bands based on the current location to define a band priority;
responsive to the prioritizing being complete, interrupting the scanning; and
resuming the scanning of the frequency bands according to the band priority;
wherein the determining comprises parsing text of the messages for place names.

US Pat. No. 10,117,160

SCANNING FOR A PREFERRED NETWORK DURING AN ACTIVE CONNECTION TO ANOTHER NETWORK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A user device, comprising:a non-transitory memory device storing:
a plurality of processor-executable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the processor-executable instructions, wherein executing the processor-executable instructions causes the user device to:
determine that the user device should search for a first network when the user device is connected to a second network;
determine, based on determining that the user device should search for the first network, whether the user device is actively transmitting traffic via the second network;
select a technique, out of a plurality of candidate techniques, in which to search for the first network, the selecting including selecting a first technique when the user device is not actively transmitting traffic via the second network and a second technique when the user device is actively transmitting traffic via the second network;
when the first technique is selected, search, based on determining that the user device should search for the first network, for the first network based on search parameters in order of priority identified in a first prioritized list; and
when the second technique is selected, search, based on determining that the user device should search for the first network, for the first network based on search parameters in order of priority identified in a second prioritized list, the first prioritized list and the second prioritized list being separate and different,
wherein searching for the first network based on the search parameters in the order of priority identified in the first prioritized list includes searching for the first network for a first duration of time, and
wherein searching for the first network based on the search parameters in the order of priority identified in the second prioritized list includes searching for the first network for a second duration of time that is shorter than the first duration of time.

US Pat. No. 10,117,159

NETWORK ADDRESS RESOLUTION FOR INTERWORKING BETWEEN CELLULAR NETWORK DOMAIN AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK DOMAIN

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of supporting interworking between a cellular network domain and a wireless local area network domain, the method comprising:receiving, by a node of the cellular network domain, a report from a user equipment, the report indicating an identity of an access point of the wireless local area network domain, the identity being indicated in a management frame received by the user equipment from this access point;
resolving, by the node, a network address associated with the access point by using the indicated identity and a network address database;
sending, by the node, a request to the resolved network address; and
in response to the request, receiving, by the node, information on the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,117,158

CONNECTIVITY AUGMENTED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE, DISCOVERY AND CONNECTION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for obtaining application-based connectivity, the method comprising:in response to a request to access an application service having an associated connectivity access network, scanning for networks advertising support for application services having associated connectivity access networks;
selecting a first access network from networks advertising support for application services having associated connectivity access networks;
establishing, using the selected first access network, a control connection with an application connectivity coordinator;
sending, using the control connection, an access network discovery request to the application connectivity coordinator;
receiving, from the application connectivity coordinator, a list of access networks; and
selecting a second access network from the list of access networks for accessing the application service having an associated connectivity access network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,157

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INVESTIGATING WIFI DISPLAY SERVICE IN A WIFI DIRECT NETWORK

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for a first Wi-Fi display (WFD) device to discover a WiFi display service in a WFD network, the method comprising:generating, performed by at least one processor, a service discovery request frame for discovering a service supported by a second WFD device in the WFD network;
transmitting, performed by the at least one processor, the service discovery request frame to the second WFD device; and
receiving, performed by the at least one processor, a service discovery response frame from the second WFD device in response to the service discovery request frame,
wherein the service discovery request frame and the service discovery response frame are generated by using a generic advertising service (GAS) initial request frame of 802.11u and a GAS initial response frame of 802.11u, respectively,
wherein the GAS initial request frame comprises a service protocol type, and
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 0, the service protocol indicates all service protocols,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 1, the service protocol indicates a bonjour protocol,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 2, the service protocol indicates a UPnP protocol,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 3, the service protocol indicates a Wi-Fi Display protocol,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 4, the service protocol indicates vendor specific protocol, and
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 5-255, the service protocol indicates reserved identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,117,149

OBTAINING OF COMMUNICATION SERVICE

TELIA COMPANY AB, Solna ...

1. A method for obtaining a communication service for a mobile terminal, the method comprising:monitoring at least one parameter representing an operational state of at least one service provided by a first communication network into which the mobile terminal is registered to with a first subscriber identity,
in response to a detection that the at least one parameter does not fulfill at least one predetermined condition generating a signal to cause the mobile terminal to switch the first subscriber identity to a second subscriber identity, wherein the second subscriber identity allows the mobile terminal to register to a second communication network as a roaming subscriber,
wherein the monitoring and the detection is performed by the mobile terminal by receiving a message from a network node collecting information on the operational state of the first communication network and by detecting, based on information carried in the message, if the at least one predetermined condition is fulfilled or not, and
wherein the monitoring and the detection further comprising detection if the message is received under a predetermined schedule in the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,117,147

SERVER DEVICE, BASE STATION, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A server device comprising:a non-transitory storage medium connected to a wireless access network and configured to store a handover list, the handover list being a list in which a base station that is a handover destination of a mobile terminal wirelessly connected to a managed base station is registered, the managed base station being a base station managed by the server device; and
a processor configured to determine whether to keep or disconnect an established inter station link by determining whether another base station that establishes the established inter station link with the managed base station is registered in the handover list, the established inter station link being a communication link between the another base station and the managed base station,
wherein a non-managed base station that is a base station not managed by the server device is connected to the wireless access network, and
wherein the processor
performs a first check to check whether the non-managed base station is registered in the handover list of the managed base station when the processor recognizes that the inter station link is established between the non-managed base station and the managed base station,
acquires neighbor cell information including information of a base station that becomes a handover destination of the non-managed base station from the non-managed base station via the managed base station,
performs a second check to check whether the managed base station is registered in the adjacent cell information,
disconnects the inter station link established between the managed base station and the non-managed base station when results of the first and second checks determine that the non-managed base station and the managed base station are not registered in the handover list of the managed base station and the adjacent cell information of the non-managed base station, respectively, and
keeps the inter station link when the non-managed base station is registered in the handover list of the managed base station or the managed base station is registered in the adjacent cell information of the non-managed base station or both.

US Pat. No. 10,117,146

NON-PERSISTENT HETEROGENEOUS NEIGHBORS

1. A method, comprising:in response to receiving a communication indicating a failure to establish a first network connection with a network device of a communication network,
detecting, by a system comprising a processor, a number of network connections with which the network device is operable to establish with network devices, wherein the network devices facilitate a network coverage area for the communication network,
determining, by the system, a first number of the network devices with which the network device is operable to establish at least a portion of the number of network connections, and
determining, by the system, a second number of the network devices, which is less than the first number of the network devices, to facilitate a second network connection for the network device that is different than the first network connection.

US Pat. No. 10,117,143

COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSING METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS CONTROL DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL PROGRAM FOR THESE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communications processing device comprising:a measurement report acquisition unit that obtains a measurement report relating to a communications environment from a mobile communications terminal located within a cell;
a wireless quality determination unit that determines whether or not a quality of wireless communications with the mobile communications terminal, comprised in the measurement report, is lower than a threshold value; and
a message transmission unit that changes a size of a message that comprises a carrier frequency for a base station to be handed over according to the quality of wireless communications and sends a RRC Connection Release message to the mobile communications terminal in a case when the quality of wireless communications is less than the threshold value, wherein the wireless quality determination unit determines whether or not a value of one of Timing Advance type 1 and Timing Advance type 2, comprised in the measurement report, is lower than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,117,140

NETWORK STORAGE METHOD, SWITCH DEVICE, AND CONTROLLER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network storage method, applicable to a first switching equipment based on an OpenFlow protocol, comprising:receiving, by the first switching equipment, a first data packet;
receiving, a first notification from a controller, wherein the first notification is used to instruct the first switching equipment to cache data requested by the first data packet, and instruct the first switching equipment to establish a first flow table entry according to issued match information associated with the first data packet and issued action instruction information associated with the first data packet, wherein the action instruction information associated with the first data packet is used to instruct the first switching equipment to forward the data cached in the first switching equipment and requested by the first data packet;
establishing the first flow table entry according to the match information associated with the first data packet and the action instruction information associated with the first data packet, wherein the match information and the action instruction information are issued by the controller;
forwarding the first data packet to a target network element associated with the first data packet;
receiving data associated with the first data packet, wherein the data associated with the first data packet is returned by the target network element associated with the first data packet;
caching the received data associated with the first data packet;
receiving a second data packet sent by a network device;
forwarding cached data associated with the second data packet to the network device, in a case that a flow table entry associated with the second data packet exists in the first switching equipment;
after receiving the second data packet sent by the network device, sending the second data packet to the controller, in a case that the flow table entry associated with the second data packet does not exist in the first switching equipment;
receiving a second notification from the controller, wherein the second notification is adapted to instruct the first switching equipment to forward the second data packet to a second switching equipment, wherein the data associated with the second data packet is cached in the second switching equipment;
sending the second data packet to the second switching equipment according to the second notification;
receiving the data associated with the second data packet and sent by the second switching equipment;
forwarding the received data associated with the second data packet to the network device; wherein the second notification is further used to instruct the first switching equipment to cache data requested by the second data packet, and instruct the first switching equipment to establish a second flow table entry according to match information associated with the second data packet and action instruction information associated with the second data packet, wherein the action instruction information associated with the second data packet is used to instruct the second switching equipment to forward the data cached in the second switching equipment and requested by the second data packet;
caching the data associated with the second data packet, after receiving the data associated with the second data packet and sent by the second switching equipment;
forwarding, by the first switching equipment, cached data associated with the second data packet to the network device, in a case that the flow table entry corresponding to the second data packet exists in the first switching equipment;
wherein after the receiving, by the first switching equipment, the second data packet sent by the network device,
sending, by the first switching equipment, the second data packet to the controller, in a case that the flow table entry associated with the second data packet does not exist in the first switching equipment;
sending, by the first switching equipment, the second data packet to the second switching equipment according to the second notification, wherein the second notification is adapted to instruct the first switching equipment to forward the second data packet to the second switching equipment, and wherein the data associated with the second data packet is cached in the second switching equipment;
receiving, by the first switching equipment, the data associated with the second data packet and sent by the second switching equipment; and
forwarding, by the first switching equipment, the received data associated with the second data packet to the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,138

SLEEP-STATE FOR MOBILE TERMINAL AND SERVICE INITIATION FOR MOBILE TERMINALS IN SLEEP-STATE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A mobile terminal capable of communicating with a core network via a first or second access network, wherein radio access technology of the first access network is different from radio access technology of the second access network, the mobile terminal comprising:a receiver which, in operation, receives a paging request, which is addressed to the mobile terminal to be routed through the first access network but is rerouted through the second access network when the mobile terminal is attached to the second access network;
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a message through the second access network in response to the paging request, the message requesting a service to be delivered through the first access network;
wherein the receiver, in operation, receives a handover command through the second access network, the handover command directing handover to the first access network; and
control circuitry, which, in operation, connects to the first access network based on the handover command.

US Pat. No. 10,117,128

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A signal transmission method, comprising:determining, by a first communications node, that a sending state of a reference signal needs to be adjusted when one or more of the following cases occur in a first cell:
a radio resource is overloaded,
a backhaul link network is overloaded,
a transmission delay in a backhaul link exceeds a set threshold, or
a hardware resource is overloaded; and
adjusting, by the first communications node, the sending state of the reference signal of the first cell to stop sending the reference signal of the first cell;
stopping, by the first communications node, sending the reference signal of the first cell according to the adjusted sending state;
after stopping sending the reference signal, transmitting, by the first communications node, data or control signaling to a user equipment (UE) in the first cell using a resource previously occupied by the reference signal; and
wherein the first communications node is a pico eNodeB and the reference signal is a Discovery Reference Signal (D-RS).

US Pat. No. 10,117,108

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AN AUTONOMOUS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for controlling an autonomous device of a cellular network, the method being performed by a network device and comprising the steps of:predicting a need to increase coverage of said cellular network or a need to increase capacity of said cellular network, comprising the steps of:
inputting live data features into a trained classifier; and
outputting a launch class from said classifier;
activating an autonomous device of said cellular network, to improve said cellular network, wherein said step of activating comprises initiating a physical move of said autonomous device from a first idle location to a second active location; and
enabling a wireless communication device to be connected to said cellular network through said autonomous device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,040

AUDIO SYSTEM AND METHOD OF EXTRACTING INDOOR REFLECTION CHARACTERISTICS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of extracting reflection characteristics, the method comprising:generating a detection signal based on an input signal and a modulation code;
outputting sound signals generated based on the detection signal through speakers;
measuring direct sound signals, among the output sound signals, directly from the speakers, or reflected sound signals, among the output sound signals, which are reflected by a wall of a space in which the speakers are installed;
extracting reflection characteristics of the space based on the measured direct or reflected sound signals and the modulation code, wherein the extracting comprises generating a characteristic image of sound propagation based on the measured direct or reflected sound signals and the modulation code, and verifying the reflection characteristics of the space based on the characteristic image of sound propagation by applying a feature point extracting algorithm to the generated characteristic image of sound propagation; and
outputting a sound signal which is optimized for the space based on the extracted reflection characteristics through the speakers.

US Pat. No. 10,117,030

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A TELEPHONE AND A HEARING AID

1. A telephone having an electronic processing circuit providing a processed audio signal supplied to a loudspeaker via an electrical signal line, and being modified by mounting an interface circuit to the telephone so the modified telephone becomes adapted to transfer a speaker signal from the telephone to a hearing aid via a dedicated wireless link; wherein interface circuit includes all of the following:an input connected to the electrical signal line for receiving the speaker signal,
an analog-to-digital converter for converting the speaker signal to a digital signal,
a processor for preparing the digital signal for transmission, and
a transceiver configured to establish the dedicated wireless link between the telephone and the hearing aid, whereby a signal representing sound picked up from the electronic processing circuit is sent to the hearing aid for processing in accordance with a user's hearing impairment.

US Pat. No. 10,117,029

METHOD OF OPERATING A HEARING AID SYSTEM AND A HEARING AID SYSTEM

1. A method of operating a hearing aid system comprising the steps ofa) providing a first input signal from a first acoustical-electrical input transducer,
b) branching the first input signal and hereby providing, in a first branch, the first input signal to a first analysis filter bank and providing, in a second branch, the first input signal to a first summation unit, wherein the first analysis filter is adapted to—split the first input signal into a first plurality of frequency band signals,
c) branching the first plurality of frequency band signals and hereby providing, in a third branch, the first plurality of frequency band signals to an adaptive filter coefficient calculator and providing, in a fourth branch, the first plurality of frequency band signals to a corresponding first plurality of adaptive filters,
d) branching the adaptively filtered first plurality of frequency band signals and hereby providing, in a fifth branch, the adaptively filtered first plurality of frequency band signals to a first synthesis filter bank and providing, in a sixth branch, the adaptively filtered first plurality of frequency band signals to a corresponding first multi-band beam former,
e) providing a first error signal as the output signal from the first synthesis filter bank subtracted from the first input signal,
providing a second input signal from a second acoustical-electrical input transducer,
carrying out the method steps b) to e) for the second input signal using a second summation unit, a second analysis filter bank, a second plurality of adaptive filters and a second synthesis filter bank,
determining the filter coefficients for the first and second plurality of adaptive filters, using the adaptive filter coefficient calculator, based on the first error signal and the first plurality of frequency band signals, wherein the determined filter coefficients are selected to be identical for the first and second plurality of adaptive filters,
providing the output signal from the first multi-band beam former to a third synthesis filter bank,
providing the output signal from the third synthesis filter bank to a third summation unit,
providing the first and the second error signals to a second beam former,
providing the output signal from the second beam former to the third summation unit, and hereby providing as output signal from the third summation unit the sum of the output signal from the third synthesis filter bank and from the second beam former.

US Pat. No. 10,117,028

STRESS DECOUPLING IN MEMS TRANSDUCERS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A MEMS transducer comprising:a substrate having a first surface;
a membrane formed relative to a cavity in the substrate;
one or more bonding structures coupled to the substrate, wherein the one or more bonding structures, during use, mechanically couple the MEMS transducer to an associated substrate;
a sealing element for providing a seal, during use, in relation to the substrate and the associated substrate; and
a stress decoupling member coupled between the substrate and the sealing element, for allowing movement of the sealing element relative to the substrate, wherein the stress decoupling member comprises:
a first arm having a first end coupled to the first surface of the substrate, wherein the first arm extends from the first surface; and
a second arm having a first end coupled to a second end of the first arm, wherein a second end of the second arm is free to move; and
wherein the sealing element is coupled between the first and second ends of the second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,117,027

MICROPHONE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MICROPHONE

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A microphone comprising:a substrate;
a spring element plastically elongated in a direction perpendicular to the substrate;
a transducer element in electrical contact with the substrate by way of the spring element; and
a cover to which the transducer element is fastened, wherein the transducer element is arranged between the cover and the substrate, and
wherein the spring element has a clear height of at least 30 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,117,025

ELECTRODYNAMIC SOUND TRANSDUCER

1. An electrodynamic sound transducer comprising:a diaphragm forming a closed surface, the diaphragm comprising:
a dome; and
a surround;
a voice coil that is fastened to the diaphragm;
a first magnet ring defining a first plane on one side of the diaphragm;
a second magnet ring defining a second plane on a second side of the diaphragm;
wherein the voice coil or the dome is arranged between the first plane and second plane;
wherein a magnetization direction of the first magnet ring is opposite to a magnetization direction of the second magnet ring;
wherein the first magnet ring is beveled at a side facing the diaphragm, and the second magnet ring is beveled at a side facing the diaphragm, and beveled sides of the first and second magnet rings are adapted to a geometry of the diaphragm;
wherein, in cross section, the beveled side of the first magnet ring is parallel to the beveled side of the second magnet ring; and
wherein an inner diameter of the voice coil substantially corresponds to an outer diameter of the first magnet ring, an outer diameter of the second magnet ring, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,117,023

AUDIO ENHANCEMENT

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An electronic device comprising:first and second loudspeakers;
the first loudspeaker having a higher power rating and a greater response at lower frequencies than the second loudspeaker;
a switching amplifier for driving said first loudspeaker; and
a signal processing module configured to receive an input audio signal and generate first and second output audio channels for said first and second loudspeakers respectively;
wherein the signal processing module is operable in a first mode and a second mode, wherein in the second mode the first output audio channel is limited so as to only comprise components of the input audio data below a filter cut-off frequency and in the first mode the first output audio channel may comprise at least some components of the input audio data above the cut-off frequency; and
wherein a switching frequency of the switching amplifier is greater in the first mode than in the second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,117,020

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESTORING MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM TRANSDUCER OPERATION FOLLOWING PLOSIVE EVENT

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A system comprising: control circuitry for detecting a plosive event associated with a microphone transducer and in response to the plosive event, causing restoration of acoustic sense operation of the microphone transducer and a processing circuit associated with the microphone transducer by modifying a pole of a charge-pump filter at an output of a charge pump for generating a bias voltage for the microphone transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,117,019

NOISE-REDUCING DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE ARRAY

MH Acoustics LLC, Summit...

1. A method for processing audio signals, comprising:(a) generating first and second cardioid signals from first and second microphone signals;
(b) generating a first weight factor;
(c) applying the first weight factor to the second cardioid signal to generate a weighted second cardioid signal;
(d) combining the first cardioid signal and the weighted second cardioid signal to generate a first output audio signal corresponding to a first beampattern, wherein step (b) comprises adaptively generating the first weight factor to minimize the first output audio signal;
(e) using the first weight factor to determine whether or not the first and second microphone signals are uncorrelated signals; and
(f) performing, if step (e) determines that the first and second microphone signals are uncorrelated signals, uncorrelated noise suppression processing on the first output audio signal, wherein uncorrelated noise suppression processing is not performed on the first output audio signla if step (e) determines that the first and second microphone signals are not uncorrelated signals.

US Pat. No. 10,117,017

HEADPHONE AND ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTIC ADJUSTMENT METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A headphone, comprising:a driver unit that includes a vibration plate; and
a housing configured to house the driver unit,
wherein the vibration plate is on a first side of the housing, and
wherein the housing comprises:
an air-tight first air chamber,
wherein a part of the air-tight first air chamber, except for an opening for sound output, is spatially blocked from an outside of the housing, and
wherein the air-tight first air chamber is on the first side of the housing;
a second air chamber on a second side of the housing,
wherein the second side of the housing is an opposite side to
the first side of the housing; and
an acoustic tube in a partial region of a partition wall of the housing,
wherein the housing constitutes the second air chamber,
wherein the acoustic tube is configured to spatially connect the second air chamber and the outside of the housing,
wherein an acoustic capacity of the headphone is based on a capacity component of the second air chamber and an acoustic inductance of the acoustic tube,
wherein a value of the acoustic inductance is determined based on a length of the acoustic tube and an inner cross-sectional area of the acoustic tube, and
wherein a ratio of the length of the acoustic tube to the inner cross-sectional area of the acoustic tube is at least 13 (1/mm).

US Pat. No. 10,117,016

EARPHONE CAPABLE OF REDUCING PRESSURE IN EAR CANAL AND PROVIDING ENHANCED SOUND QUALITY AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

1. An earphone capable of reducing pressure in an ear canal and providing enhanced sound quality, comprising:an earphone body having opposing front and rear ends and a receiving space formed therein, the earphone body having an air channel formed therein with openings at each of the front and rear ends of the earphone body and providing open fluid communication therebetween, the air channel being fluidly separated from the receiving space;
a vibrating membrane disposed in the receiving space; and
a loudspeaker disposed in the receiving space in correspondence with the vibrating membrane to generate acoustic waves, and wherein reflected acoustic waves are conveyed through the air channel to exit therefrom through the openings in the rear end of the earphone body.

US Pat. No. 10,117,015

EARPHONES OPTIMIZED FOR USERS WITH SMALL EAR ANATOMY

LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A., L...

1. An earphone comprising:a speaker component configured to generate sound;
a housing; and
a tip coupled to the housing, the tip having a length extending away from the housing in a first direction and comprising:
a first section extending to a leading end of the tip and having a first aperture at least partially formed by an interior wall of the first section, the first section further including an outer profile that forms a first exterior surface of the tip and the earphone; and
a second section having a second aperture at least partially formed by an interior wall of the second section, the second section further including an outer profile that forms a second exterior surface of the tip and the earphone, wherein
the second section is disposed between the first section and the housing,
a largest thickness dimension in a second direction across the outer profile of the first section of the tip is smaller than a largest thickness dimension in the second direction across the outer profile of the second section of the tip, the second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction,
the speaker component is at least partially disposed within the second aperture,
the speaker component includes a first portion disposed outside of the housing and extending towards the first section inside the tip, and
a largest thickness dimension in the second direction across an outer profile of the speaker component is larger than a largest thickness dimension in the second direction across an inner profile of the first aperture in at least one dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,117,012

WIRELESS EAR BUDS WITH PROXIMITY SENSORS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless ear bud, comprising:a housing configured to be placed in a user's ear;
a speaker in the housing;
a concha sensor in the housing, wherein the concha sensor emits light that is reflected off of a concha of the user's ear and receives the light that is reflected off of the concha of the user's ear while the housing is in the user's ear, and wherein the concha sensor produces a first output in response to the received light;
a tragus sensor in the housing, wherein the tragus sensor emits light that is reflected off of a tragus of the user's ear and receives the light that is reflected off of the tragus of the user's ear while the housing is in the user's ear, and wherein the tragus sensor produces a second output in response to the received light;
control circuitry in the housing that monitors the first and second outputs, wherein, in response to both the first and second outputs being positive for a predetermined period of time, the control circuitry stops monitoring the first output and only monitors the second output; and
an accelerometer in the housing that is configured to produce an accelerometer output indicative of movement of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,117,010

WIRELESSLY CAPABLE SPORTS MOUTHGUARD FOR COMMUNICATION

1. A mouthguard for wirelessly transmitting audio signals to a user via bone conduction, the mouthguard comprising:an outer portion, a bottom portion, and an inner portion, the inner portion being separated from the outer portion by the bottom portion;
at least one wireless antenna;
at least one speaker; and
a controller configured to receive a signal and output the signal to the at least one speaker,
wherein each of the outer portion, the bottom portion, and the inner portion form an outer shell of the mouthguard, the outer shell comprising an inner surface, which faces towards teeth of the user, and an outer surface, which faces away from the teeth of the user, and
wherein the at least one speaker is embedded within the mouthguard, separated from the teeth of the user, and spaced apart from the inner surface of the mouthguard.

US Pat. No. 10,117,009

PORTABLE LOUDSPEAKERS

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. A portable loudspeaker comprising:an enclosure that defines an acoustic cavity;
an electro-acoustic transducer disposed within the acoustic cavity;
a strap having a first end that is fixedly coupled to the enclosure and a second end that is releasably coupled to the enclosure;
a speaker grille disposed along a rear surface of the enclosure, wherein the strap overlies the speaker grille when the second end of the strap is secured to the enclosure,
wherein the speaker grille is disposed in a recess formed along the rear surface of the enclosure, and
wherein the strap overlies the speaker grille in a non-contact manner when the second end of the strap is secured to the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,117,006

HYBRID FIBER COAXIAL NODE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an optical/electrical (O/E) node via a fiber optic leg of a network, a binary modulated optical signal comprising data blocks formatted in accordance with a first medium access control (MAC) protocol and a second MAC protocol that is different from the first MAC protocol, wherein the O/E node joins the fiber optic leg and a coaxial cable leg of the network, and wherein communications over the coaxial cable leg are formatted in accordance with the first MAC protocol;
recovering, by the O/E node, the data blocks from the received binary modulated optical signal;
extracting, by the O/E node and from the recovered data blocks, downstream data blocks formatted in accordance with the first MAC protocol;
extracting, by the O/E node and from the recovered data blocks, a downstream management message formatted in accordance with the first MAC protocol; and
transmitting, by the O/E node to at least one device via the coaxial cable leg as part of a downstream communication signal, the extracted downstream data blocks and the extracted downstream management message.

US Pat. No. 10,117,005

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE ACTION AND CONFIGURATION BASED ON USER CONTEXT DETECTION FROM SENSORS IN PERIPHERAL DEVICES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A mobile device comprising:an interface to receive audio data from a sensor of a wearable peripheral device worn by a user; and
at least one processor to:
identify when the user is eating based on the audio data indicating the user is at least one of chewing or swallowing, the audio data generated in response to at least one of movement or sound of the user,
detect completion of the eating based on the audio data, and
configure the mobile device to generate a reminder to the user in response to the detection of the completion of the eating, the reminder to remind the user to take medication following the completion of the eating.

US Pat. No. 10,117,003

DISTRIBUTED WILD FIRE ALERT SYSTEM

1. A sensor device for detecting and managing wildfires, the sensor device comprising:one or more of sensors generating sensor data by measuring conditions in the vicinity of the sensor device, the sensor data related to monitoring wildfires;
a microprocessor connected to the one or more of sensors and operable to process and store sensor data; and
a transceiver connected to and controlled by the microprocessor;
wherein the sensor device is powered by heat from a fire allowing the sensor device to send data related to the measured conditions using the transceiver before the sensor device is consumed by the fire and wherein the one or more sensors, microprocessor, and transceiver are configured to lie dormant until powered on by heat from the fire.

US Pat. No. 10,117,002

CONTROLLED SIGNALS USING SIGNAL GUIDES FOR SENSOR DEVICES

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A signal guide for a sensor device, the signal guide comprising:a base comprising a first proximal aperture, wherein the first proximal aperture has a first cross-sectional profile, wherein the first proximal aperture is configured to be disposed proximate to a first transceiver element of the sensor device;
a body disposed adjacent to the base, wherein the body comprises a first main channel that adjoins the first proximal aperture;
a distal end disposed adjacent to the body opposite the base, wherein the distal end comprises a first distal aperture that adjoins the first main channel, wherein the first distal aperture has a second cross-sectional profile, wherein the first distal aperture is configured to be disposed proximate to an ambient environment; and
a pair of gaps that traverse the base and the body adjacent to the first main channel, wherein the pair of gaps are used, in part, to form variations in a first main channel cross-sectional profile of at least a portion of the first main channel,
wherein the first proximal aperture, the first main channel, and the first distal aperture form a first continuous channel,
wherein the first cross-sectional profile is different than the second cross-sectional profile, and
wherein the first continuous channel is configured to transfer signals between the first transceiver element of the sensor device and the ambient environment.

US Pat. No. 10,117,001

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A data processing device comprising:processing circuitry configured to
generate L1 signaling part 2 data under the digital video broadcasting (DVB)-C2, the L1 signaling part 2 data including an emergency alarm signal related to an emergency alarm, and
generate a transmission frame that includes a preamble portion and a data portion, the preamble portion including the L1 signaling part 2 data; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the generated transmission frame to a data receiving device which presents the emergency alarm to a user based on the emergency alarm signal, wherein
the L1 signaling part 2 data includes control data used to demodulate the data portion.

US Pat. No. 10,116,998

INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVISION STREAMING METHODS AND APPARATUS

VIRTUAL MARKETING INCORPO...

1. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) television streaming apparatus comprising:a plurality of remote access points, each remote access point configured to provide line termination for television programming received via a data feed from a television service provider, the respective remote access point being specifically assigned to an application operating on a client device for maintaining a one-to-one correspondence between the application and the respective data feed from the television service provider;
a connection controller configured to:
encrypt the television programming received from the respective remote access point;
determine the television programming received in the respective remote access point is to be transmitted to the specific application operating on the client device; and
transmit the encrypted television programming to the application via a secure communication channel; and
a management controller configured to:
provision a virtual local area network between the respective remote access point and the connection controller; and
provision the secure communication channel from the connection controller to the application operating on the client device,
wherein the application is configured to decrypt the television programming and provide an interface for viewing the television programming.

US Pat. No. 10,116,996

DEVICES AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REMOTE CONTROL HINTS ON A DISPLAY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:at an electronic device in communication with a display and one or more input devices:
concurrently displaying, on the display:
a plurality of representations of content items that a user of the electronic device has viewed on the electronic device, wherein a first representation of a first content item of the plurality of representations has a current focus, and the plurality of representations of content items are arranged according to a recency with which the user of the electronic device viewed the corresponding content items, wherein the first content item is partially watched; and
a representation of content from the first content item;
while concurrently displaying the plurality of representations of content items and the representation of content from the first content item, receiving, via the one or more input devices, a sequence of one or more inputs selecting the first representation of the first content item;
in response to receiving the sequence of one or more inputs selecting the first representation of the first content item, resuming playback, on the display, of the first content item from a playback location at which playback of the first content item was previously stopped;
while concurrently displaying the plurality of representations of content items and the representation of the content from the first content item, receiving, via the one or more input devices, an input corresponding to a request to move the current focus from the first representation of the first content item to a second representation of a second content item of the plurality of representations; and
in response to receiving the input corresponding to the request to move the current focus from the first representation of the first content item to the second representation of the second content item:
moving the current focus from the first representation of the first content item to the second representation of the second content item;
ceasing the display of the representation of the content from the first content item; and
concurrently displaying the plurality of representations of content items and a representation of content from the second content item.

US Pat. No. 10,116,995

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING GROUP CONTENT PRESENTATIONS AND GROUP COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE SAME

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A viewing event site server-based method of conducting a viewing event of a content item for a group of participants and for providing communications therebetween, comprising:a. receiving at a server corresponding to a viewing event site identification data about at least two viewing systems corresponding to potential participants of a group for a viewing event, wherein the identification data includes at least data about an account with a service associated with each viewing system, wherein the viewing event corresponds to a content item accessible to each viewing system through their respective service accounts on the viewing event site;
b. transmitting from the viewing event site an invitation to the viewing systems corresponding to potential participants of the group and polling potential participants of the group about a commencement time of the viewing event;
c. receiving a response to the invitation from one or more viewing systems corresponding to potential participants of the group, wherein if the response is to join the group, then creating the group of participants based on such responses and transmitting a code from the viewing event site to each participant of the group, the code allowing each participant of the group to access the content item through their service account on the viewing event site at or before a commencement time of the viewing event determined by the polling;
d. determining whether to encrypt and pre-load a portion of the content item on a participant's system prior to commencement of the viewing event to compensate for bandwidth limitations that might exist on the participant's network connection, the encryption serving to disallow playback of the content item prior to commencement of the viewing event;
e. at the commencement time of the viewing event, sending a signal to each viewing system of the group of participants, the signal acting to begin playback of the content item on each viewing system through their respective service account on the viewing event site, whereby the viewing event is begun;
f. operating a chat channel for the group of participants before, during, or after the viewing event; and
g. allowing trick playback of a content item by at least one authorized participant, and following trick playback of the content item by the authorized participant, resynchronizing all viewing systems of the group to a common location in the playback of the content item.

US Pat. No. 10,116,994

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN CONTROL AND VISUALIZATION OVER COMMUNICATIONS TO VARIOUS DEVICES IN THE HOME

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of operating a home network monitoring device located in a home including:detecting, at the home network monitoring device, delivery of content via a home network to at least one user of the home network;
determining if any user of the home network to which the content was delivered is subject to monitoring;
in response to determining that a user of home network is subject to monitoring, storing, in a storage device located in the home, portions of content delivered to the user subject to monitoring via the home network along with i) content consumption information including an amount of time spent by the user subject to monitoring viewing the content and ii) information identifying the user subject to monitoring; and
in response to determining that there were no users of the home network subject to monitoring, skipping said storing step;
presenting some of the stored portions of content to a person responsible for setting content restrictions applicable to the user subject to monitoring, said person responsible for setting content restrictions having exclusive control over the content consumption information of the user subject to monitoring; and
subjecting further content delivery to the user subject to monitoring to restrictions established by the person responsible for setting content restrictions applicable to the user subject to monitoring.

US Pat. No. 10,116,993

SERIES REMINDERS AND SERIES RECORDING FROM AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A system for generating reminders for new program episodes in a series of program episodes, the system comprising:a server communicatively coupled to control circuitry using a communication link, wherein the server is configured to:
transmit, using the communication link, a video stream of a program episode to the control circuitry;
maintain a program listings database including series information data for the program episode, the series information data including:
a first indicator indicating that the program episode is part of a series of program episodes, and
a second indicator indicating that the program episode is a new program episode;
transmit, using the communication link, to the control circuitry, the first indicator indicating that the program episode is part of the series of program episodes, wherein the control circuitry causes a display device to display:
a program listing for the program episode,
a user-selectable first option to generate a reminder for rerun program episodes and new program episodes, and
a user-selectable second option to generate a reminder for only the new program episodes of the series of program episodes, wherein the user-selectable first option is displayed together with the user-selectable second option;
receive, using the communication link, from the control circuitry, a user selection of the second option;
identify, from the program listings database, that the program episode is associated with the second indicator; and
add a reminder entry for the program episode to a reminders list, wherein the control circuitry causes the display device to display a reminder message associated with the reminder entry.

US Pat. No. 10,116,992

METHOD OF PROVIDING PROGRAM MONITORING INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

Alticast Corporation, Se...

1. A user terminal comprising:a display unit configured to display a particular program; and
a monitoring information manager unit configured to display program monitoring information through the display unit, wherein
the program monitoring information informs a viewer of the user terminal of channel changes made by at least one other viewer of at least one other terminal different from the user terminal,
the program monitoring information includes information involving a channel-changing circumstance in which the user terminal and the at least one other terminal display the same program of a first channel simultaneously, and the at least one other terminal subsequently changes from the program of the first channel to at least one program of one or more other channels different from the first channel,
the at least one program of the one or more other channels is different from the program of the first channel,
broadcasting is displayed without displaying the program monitoring information when a specific criterion relating to at least one of channel-changing, a channel change rate, and a viewership rating is not met,
the program monitoring information is automatically displayed with the broadcasting on the screen when the specific criterion is met while the user terminal is activated,
the program monitoring information indicates a proportion of other terminals which change from the program of the first channel to the at least one program of the one or more other channels,
the program monitoring information includes a channel change rate object and a changed channel object, the channel change rate corresponding to the percentage of viewers who have changed to the other channel from among the viewers who were watching the first channel being watched by the user,
the program monitoring information further includes at least one of a currently viewed channel object, a movement indication object, a changed-channel image object, and a user profile of the other terminal, and
when the changed channel object or the changed-channel image object is selected, a screen of the user terminal automatically switches to a channel corresponding to the selection.

US Pat. No. 10,116,991

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT FOR A MEDIA ASSET BASED ON A USER'S PERSONAL MEDIA COLLECTION

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for selecting storage location for a media asset, the method comprising:monitoring user interaction with a plurality of media assets delivered to at least one user device to create a first set of metadata keywords indicative of a user accessing media assets outside of a user's home location and a second set of metadata keywords indicative of the user accessing media assets at the user's home location;
providing the media asset to the at least one user device;
determining whether the media asset is being provided at the user's home location or outside of the user's home location; and
in response to determining that the user device is accessing the media asset at the user's home location:
comparing metadata of the media asset to the first set of metadata keywords and to the second set of metadata keywords;
in response to determining that metadata of the media asset matches the first set of metadata keywords better than the second set of metadata keywords, storing the media asset in a network storage;
in response to determining that metadata of the media asset matches the second set of metadata keywords better than the first set of metadata keywords, storing the media asset in a local storage of the first user device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,990

INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT INFORMATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information distribution method for a server apparatus to distribute image data and selected content information appended thereto, comprising the steps of:receiving, by receiver circuitry at the server from a first information processing terminal of a user, image data input by the user, text data input by the user appended to the image data and selectively edited text data comprised of said text data selectively edited by the user's first information processing terminal prior to being received by the server;
storing at the server the received image data at an addressable storage location;
storing in a user information database user information representing predetermined characteristics and activities of the user;
selecting, at the server apparatus, content information to be appended to said image data based on (a) the received text data, (b) the received edited text data and (c) the user information;
appending the selected content information to at least the image data;
providing a web page address of a web page related to and containing more information than the selected content information; and
transmitting, by transmitting circuitry, said image data with (a) the storage location address of said image data appended thereto, (b) the selected content information appended thereto and (c) the web page address appended thereto, to a second information processing terminal of a recipient;
wherein said image data, the edited text data and the content information are displayed on said second information processing terminal based on the storage location address of said image data; and
wherein specific information is shared by the user of said first information processing terminal with the recipient at said second information processing terminal via said server.

US Pat. No. 10,116,988

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A signal transmission device for transmitting/receiving data to/from a companion device, the signal transmission device comprising:a controller to set state variables using an application of the signal transmission device,
wherein the controller sets a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) state variable including URI information of the application, and a name state variable including a name of the application; and
a communicator to transmit values of the URI state variable and the name state variable to a companion application of the companion device,
wherein the controller sets a ready state variable indicating whether the application is prepared to engage in a communication and an access point state variable indicating a Transport Service Access Point (TSAP) at which the application is accepting a connection,
wherein the communicator transmits values of the ready state variable and the access point state variable to the companion application, and
wherein the communicator receives a connection request for the connection from the companion application based on values of the state variables.

US Pat. No. 10,116,986

DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER STATE CACHE

TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPR...

1. A method comprising the steps of:maintaining a bookmark service database in communication with a plurality of set-top boxes, said bookmark service database comprising a plurality of bookmarks for a plurality of programs, each of said bookmarks in turn comprising a program identifier and a play position;
obtaining, at said bookmark service database, an indication that a given one of said set-top boxes has updated its cache with a bookmark action;
updating said bookmark service database to reflect said bookmark action; and
pushing, from said bookmark service database to said plurality of set-top boxes other than said given one of said set-top boxes, at least a portion of said bookmark service database for local caching on said plurality of set-top boxes,
wherein said pushing is carried out in response to said obtaining of said indication and wherein said subset includes an update to reflect said bookmark action.

US Pat. No. 10,116,981

VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR GENERATING VIDEO SEGMENT PLAYLIST USING ENHANCED SEGMENTED VIDEOS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

8. A computer-implemented method for video management, the method comprising:receiving a search query for video content;
identifying a plurality of relevant enhanced segmented videos, wherein a relevant enhanced video segment is an enhanced segmented video in a cognitive index that satisfies the search query based at least in part of the corresponding plurality of segmentation dimensions, wherein the enhanced segmented video is generated based on segmentation rules, and segment reconstruction rules;
receiving a selection of at least a subset of the plurality of relevant enhanced segmented videos to generate a video segment playlist;
generating the video segment playlist wherein the video segment playlist comprises references to the subset of the plurality of relevant enhanced segmented videos; and
causing playback of the subset of the plurality of relevant enhanced segmented videos based on the references in the video segment playlist.

US Pat. No. 10,116,980

ZERO SIGN-ON AUTHENTICATION

Cable Television Laborato...

1. A method of providing zero sign-on (ZSO) authentication comprising:determining a media access request from a first device requesting access to a media service associated with a service provider, the media access request being transmitted using signaling through a gateway;
determining a location for the gateway as a function of information included within the media access request;
determining a level of trust for a second device determined to be at the location; and
enabling the first device or operating system ZSO authentication sufficient to access the media service if the level of trust is sufficient and denying the first device or operating system ZSO authentication if the level of trust is insufficient.

US Pat. No. 10,116,979

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE DELIVERY AND STORAGE OF HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO-VISUAL CONTENT

1. A system for permitting temporary access for delivery of content owned by a subscriber to a location selected by the subscriber, the system comprising:a central facility, wherein the central facility stores a list of all content owned by the subscriber;
a plurality of local networks operatively connected to the central facility for receipt of the content;
a temporary access application residing on a device controlled by the subscriber;
a set-top box (STB) at the selected location, wherein the STB has a unique identification (ID); and
a temporary access protocol residing on the central facility, wherein the temporary access protocol performs the following functions:
receiving a message from the temporary access application, wherein the message comprises the name of content selected by the subscriber from the list of all content owned by the subscriber, the unique ID of the STB, the location of the device, and a unique ID of the subscriber;
comparing the content selected by the subscriber with the unique ID of the subscriber, wherein if the content is determined to be owned by the subscriber, the central facility queries one of the plurality of local networks that has the STB identified by the unique ID of the STB at the selected location, so the local network supplies the location of the STB to the central facility;
comparing the location of the STB to the location of the device and determining whether the location of the STB and the location of the device are within a set distance to each other to determine that there is no fraudulent activity; and
informing the local network, if there is no fraudulent activity, to play the selected content on the STB of the selected location.

US Pat. No. 10,116,976

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING MEDIA CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH AN EVENT

1. A device comprising:a processor; and
a memory accessible to the processor, the memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving, via a transmission, a first video stream of a plurality of video streams associated with an event;
during display of the first video stream at a display device coupled to the processor, sending a replay request for the event, the replay request associated with a particular video stream of the plurality of video streams, wherein the replay request includes an offset time and a replay duration, and wherein a communication session with a media server is established via a unicast transmission based on the replay request;
receiving, via the communication session, a set of video segments associated with the particular video stream responsive to the replay request; and
displaying the set of video segments at the display device, wherein a display of the set of video segments includes information overlaying a portion of the video segments, the information including a first indicator of a channel associated with the particular video stream, a second indicator that the set of video segments is a replay, and a numeric indicator of time remaining in the replay.

US Pat. No. 10,116,975

CONTROLLER, CONTROL METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A controller comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire information on a status of a network topology and a transmitted video stream when an instruction given to a receiving device that receives a first video stream transmitted via IP multicast to receive a second video stream after receiving the first video stream is acquired;
calculate a network bandwidth based on the acquired information on the status of the network topology and the transmitted video stream for transmitting the second video stream in addition to the first video stream; and
send out an instruction to the receiving device for changing from the first video stream to the second video stream by using the network bandwidth calculated.

US Pat. No. 10,116,974

CONTENT SELECTION BASED ON DISPERSION CALCULATIONS

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, viewership information associated with a first content item and viewership information associated with a second content item;
determining, based on the viewership information associated with the first content item and the viewership information associated with the second content item, a value indicative of a likely viewership, during a broadcast of the first content item, of the second content item; and
based on a determination that the value does not satisfy a threshold, causing transmission of the second content item via a narrowcast server during the broadcast of the first content item.

US Pat. No. 10,116,973

ADVANCED DATA CELL RESOURCE MAPPING

One Media, LLC, Hunt Val...

1. A method of mapping a plurality of modulation symbols of a plurality of physical layer pipes to be transmitted in a frame to a sequentially indexed array of data cells, the method comprising:determining, for the frame, whether each physical layer pipe of the plurality of physical layer pipes is dispersed or non-dispersed;
responsive to determining that a first physical layer pipe is non-dispersed, populating a next available position of the sequentially indexed array with a first modulation symbol value of the first physical layer pipe; and
responsive to determining that a second physical layer pipe is dispersed:
calculating a sub-slice size for the second physical layer pipe by dividing a size of the second physical layer pipe with a number of sub-slices of the second physical layer pipe; and
populating a next available position of the sequentially indexed array with a first modulation symbol value of a sub-slice of the second physical layer pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,116,972

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING VIDEO SEGMENTS AND DISPLAYING OPTION TO VIEW FROM AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE AND/OR ON AN ALTERNATIVE DEVICE

INSCAPE DATA, INC., Irvi...

9. A computer-implemented method, comprising:transmitting one or more software applications configured for execution by a media system;
receiving, by a computing device, pixel data associated with a video frame of a video segment being displayed by the media system, wherein the video segment includes at least a portion of a version of a video program;
identifying the video segment being displayed by the media system, wherein identifying the video segment includes comparing the pixel data with stored pixel data to find a closest match;
determining contextual content, wherein the contextual content is contextually related to the identified video segment, wherein the contextual content includes an option to switch to an alternative version of the video program, wherein the version and the alternative version are of a same video program, and wherein the alternative version is from a video server; and
transmitting one or more software instructions, wherein the one or more software instructions, when received by the media system, cause a software application associated with the contextual content to execute on the media system, wherein the software application provides the contextual content to the media system, wherein selection of the option causes the media system to switch from the version of the video program to the alternative version of the same video program.

US Pat. No. 10,116,970

VIDEO DISTRIBUTION, STORAGE, AND STREAMING OVER TIME-VARYING CHANNELS

Empire Technology Develop...

1. A method to provide video distribution, storage, and streaming over time-varying channels, the method comprising:grouping a stream of video frames to form one or more groups-of-pictures (GOPs), wherein each GOP of the one or more GOPs includes a plurality of sub-groups-of-pictures (sub-GOPs);
encoding the plurality of sub-GOPs of video frames into a plurality of blocks, wherein each block of the plurality of blocks includes at least a portion of an individual encoded video frame;
determining two or more priority levels to be assigned to the plurality of blocks;
assigning a priority level to each block, in the plurality of blocks, based on one or more of an importance and a context of each block within an associated sub-GOP;
one or more of storing and distributing the plurality of blocks based on the priority level assigned to each block;
selecting one or more of a storage type and a content distribution network path such that an aggregate loss probability is less for blocks with a higher priority level compared to blocks with a lower priority level; and
transmitting, to a requesting client device, blocks with the higher priority level over a higher quality delivery channel, compared to blocks with the lower priority level which are transmitted over a lower quality delivery channel,
wherein the transmission of the blocks with the higher priority level over the higher quality delivery channel, compared to the blocks with the lower priority level which are transmitted over the lower quality delivery channel, facilitates a particular quality of service (QoS) being provided for the requesting client device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,968

ARITHMETIC ENCODING-DECODING METHOD AND CODEC FOR COMPRESSION OF VIDEO IMAGE BLOCK

PEKING UNIVERSITY SHENZHE...

1. An arithmetic encoding-decoding method for compression of a video image block, the method comprising an encoding process and a decoding process,the encoding process comprising:
1) inputting an image block to be encoded into an encoder, wherein the encoder comprises a first module for acquiring information of an image block, a second module for extracting an encoding mode, a third module for acquiring an index of a reference frame, a fourth module for acquiring a probability model for encoding, and a fifth module for arithmetic encoding;
2) activating the first module to acquire information of the image block to be encoded and then to transmit the information of the image block to be encoded to the third module;
3) activating the second module to extract an encoding command of a weighted skip model and then to transmit the encoding command of the weighted skip model to the third module;
4) activating the third module to acquire an index of a reference frame according to the information of the image block to be encoded and the encoding command of the weighted skip model, the reference frame comprising a prediction block for reconstructing the image block to be encoded, and then to transmit the index of the reference frame to the fifth module;
5) activating the fourth module to acquire a context-based adaptive probability model for encoding and then to transmit the context-based adaptive probability model for encoding to the fifth module; and
6) activating the fifth module to perform arithmetic encoding of the index of the reference frame and writing arithmetic codes into an arithmetically encoded bitstream according to the context-based adaptive probability model for encoding;
the decoding process comprising:
7) transmitting the arithmetically encoded bitstream to a decoder, wherein the decoder comprises a sixth module for acquiring the arithmetically encoded bitstream, a seventh module for acquiring a probability model for decoding, an eighth module for arithmetic decoding, a ninth module for producing the index of the reference frame, a tenth module for acquiring the prediction block, and an eleventh module for calculating a reconstruction block;
8) activating the sixth module to receive the arithmetically encoded bitstream and then to transmit the arithmetically encoded bitstream to the eighth module;
9) activating the seventh module to acquire a context-based adaptive probability model for decoding and then to transmit the context-based adaptive probability model for decoding to the eighth module, wherein the context-based adaptive probability model for decoding is a statistical result of the greater probability event on each bit of the index of the reference frame;
10) activating the eighth module to perform arithmetic decoding of the arithmetically encoded bitstream according to the context-based adaptive probability model for decoding corresponding to each bit of the index of the reference frame whereby acquiring a binary value of each bit of the reference frame, and then to transmit the binary value of each bit of the index of the reference frame to the ninth module;
11) activating the ninth module to acquire the index of the reference frame according to the binary value of each bit of the index of the reference frame and then to transmit the index of the reference frame to the tenth module;
12) activating the tenth module to acquire the prediction block of the reference frame according to the index of the reference frame and then to transmit the prediction block of the reference frame to the eleventh module; and
13) activating the eleventh module to average pixel values of the prediction blocks to obtain a pixel value of a reconstruction block, wherein the reconstruction block is the image block to be encoded;
wherein:
in the encoder, the first module and the second module are physically connected to the third module; the third module is physically connected to the fourth module; and the fourth module is physically connected to the fifth module; and
in the decoder, the sixth module and the seventh module are physically connected to the eighth module; the eighth module is physically connected to the ninth module; the ninth module is physically connected to the tenth module; and the tenth module is physically connected to the eleventh module.

US Pat. No. 10,116,966

IMAGE DECODING DEVICE

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image decoding device which decodes coded data obtained by coding image information, comprising:profile information decoding means for decoding profile information;
level information decoding means for decoding level information;
sublayer profile present flag decoding means for decoding a sublayer profile present flag (sub_layer_profile_present_flag) indicating the presence or absence of sublayer profile information regarding respective sublayers;
sublayer level present flag decoding means for decoding a sublayer level present flag (sub_layer_level_present_flag) indicating the presence or absence of sublayer level information regarding the respective sublayers; and
byte-aligned data decoding means for decoding byte-aligned data that is determined based on the number of sublayers and is inserted after the sublayer profile present flag and the sublayer level present flag, and before the sublayer profile information;
wherein the profile information decoding means refers to decoded sublayer profile present flags of the number of sublayers —1 and, in a case where the sublayer profile information is present, decodes the sublayer profile information,
wherein a first bit of the sublayer profile information is byte-aligned by the byte-aligned data, and
wherein the level information decoding means refers to decoded sublayer level present flags of the number of sublayers —1 and, in a case where the sublayer level information is present, decodes the sublayer level information.

US Pat. No. 10,116,965

THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO ENCODING METHOD, THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO DECODING METHOD, AND RELATED APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A three-dimensional video decoding method, comprising:decoding a video bitstream to obtain a single sample flag bit corresponding to a current image block in a current depth map;
performing detection on a first adjacent prediction sampling point and a second adjacent prediction sampling point of the current image block in the current depth map when the single sample flag bit obtained by decoding indicates that a decoding mode corresponding to the current image block is a single depth intra-frame mode;
constructing a sample candidate set according to results of the detection on the first adjacent prediction sampling point and the second adjacent prediction sampling point, wherein available adjacent prediction sampling points of the current image block comprise only the first adjacent prediction sampling point and the second adjacent prediction sampling point;
decoding the video bitstream to obtain a single sample index flag bit corresponding to the current image block;
obtaining, according to an index location indicated by the single sample index flag bit obtained by decoding, a candidate depth value located in the index location that is indicated by the single sample index flag bit and that is in the sample candidate set;
using the candidate depth value as a prediction sample value of some or all of pixels of the current image block; and
reconstructing the current image block using the prediction sample value of some or all of the pixels of the current image block.

US Pat. No. 10,116,962

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

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An image coding device comprising:a generation circuit configured to generate first palette information from a local decoded image of a first block used for predicting second palette information of a second block in a coding target image when the first block has not received palette coding, wherein a coded image of the first block is generated by coding the first block by using a coding method other than the palette coding and the local decoded image of the first block is generated by locally decoding the coded image of the first block in the image coding device;
a storage circuit configured to store the first palette information; and
a coding circuit configured to perform prediction coding on the second palette information by using the first palette information so as to generate coded palette information.

US Pat. No. 10,116,959

SPATIOTEMPORAL PREDICTION FOR BIDIRECTIONALLY PREDICTIVE (B) PICTURES AND MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION FOR MULTI-PICTURE REFERENCE MOTION COMPENSATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising one or more processing units, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and storage, the non-volatile memory and/or storage having stored therein computer-executable instructions for causing the computing device, when programmed thereby, to perform operations comprising:encoding a current frame in a sequence of video frames, including, for a given block of the current frame:
determining a predicted motion vector (“MV”) of a given MV for the given block using multiple MV predictors from the current frame, the multiple MV predictors including:
a first MV predictor from a first surrounding block of the current frame, the first surrounding block being above and to the left of the given block;
a second MV predictor from a second surrounding block of the current frame, the second surrounding block being above the given block and separated from the first surrounding block;
a third MV predictor from a third surrounding block of the current frame, the third surrounding block being above the given block and adjacent the second surrounding block;
a fourth MV predictor from a fourth surrounding block of the current frame, the fourth surrounding block being left of the given block and separated from the first surrounding block; and
a fifth MV predictor from a fifth surrounding block of the current frame, the fifth surrounding block being left of the given block and adjacent the fourth surrounding block; and
performing motion compensation for the given block, using the given MV for the given block, relative to a reference frame to determine a motion-compensated prediction for the given block; and
outputting encoded data for the current frame.

US Pat. No. 10,116,958

APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AN IMAGE

1. An apparatus for encoding an image, comprising:a picture divider configured to determine a size and a prediction mode of each coding block;
an intra predictor configured to determine an intra prediction mode of a current block and generate a prediction block corresponding to the current block according to the intra prediction mode;
a transformer configured to transform a residual block obtained by calculating difference between the current block and the prediction block to generate a transform block;
a quantizer configured to determine a quantization step size of a current coding block and quantize the transform block using the quantization step size to generate a quantized transform block;
a scanner configured to scan quantized transform coefficients of the quantized transform block to generate one-dimensional (1D) quantized transform coefficients; and
an entropy coder configured to entropy-code the 1D quantized transform coefficients,
wherein the quantization step size is encoded using a quantization step size predictor and the quantization step size predictor is generated using a quantization step size of a left coding block of the current coding block and a quantization step size of an above coding block of the current coding block,
wherein, when the quantization step size of the left coding block of the current coding block and the quantization step size of the above coding block of the current coding block are unavailable, a quantization step size of previous coding block in scan order is selected as the quantization step size predictor of the current coding block, and
wherein, when a size of the transform block is larger than 4×4, the scanner divides the quantized transform coefficients of the quantized transform block into a plurality of sub-blocks and scans the plurality of sub-blocks according to a scan pattern determined by the intra prediction mode of the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,116,956

VIDEO PREDICTIVE ENCODING DEVICE, VIDEO PREDICTIVE ENCODING METHOD, VIDEO PREDICTIVE ENCODING PROGRAM, VIDEO PREDICTIVE DECODING DEVICE, VIDEO PREDICTIVE DECODING METHOD, AND VIDEO PREDICTIVE DECODING PROGRAM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A video predictive decoding method executed by a video predictive decoding device, comprising:receiving encoded data comprising compressed picture data representative of a compressed form of a plurality of pictures forming a video sequence, wherein the plurality of pictures are encoded by either intra-frame prediction or inter-frame prediction;
decoding the compressed form of the plurality of pictures to reconstruct the plurality of pictures;
storing in a decoded picture buffer (DPB) one or more of the reconstructed pictures as reference pictures to be used for decoding a subsequent picture;
retrieving (i) a target picture frame size indicative of a frame size of a target picture, (ii) a maximum frame size (MaxLumaFS) defined in advance by level information and indicative of a maximum size of a reconstructed picture storable in the DPB, and (iii) a size of the frame memory (MFSBuffer) expressed by a preset maximum number of reconstructed pictures storable in the DPB; and
setting an adaptive maximum number (maxDPBsize) of the reconstructed pictures storable in the DPB equal to the MFSBuffer, a doubled MFSBuffer or a quadrupled MFSBuffer based on relationship between the MaxLumaFS and the target picture frame size, and
wherein a number of the reconstructed pictures stored in the DPB is no more than a number set in the maxDPBsize.

US Pat. No. 10,116,955

FILTERING MODE FOR INTRA PREDICTION INFERRED FROM STATISTICS OF SURROUNDING BLOCKS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A system, comprising:a first apparatus for encoding image data on a block-by-block basis; and
a second apparatus for decoding encoded image data on a block-by-block basis,
wherein the first apparatus includes:
a first processor; and
a first non-transitory memory having stored thereon executable instructions, which when executed, cause the first processor to perform:
deriving first characteristics between image data of each of plurality of previously processed blocks spatially adjacent to a current block, the previously processed blocks being used for intra prediction of the current block;
deciding on the basis of the first characteristics whether filtering is to be applied or not to the previously processed blocks; and
predicting a corresponding prediction block to the current block from the image data of the previously processed blocks,
wherein in said predicting of the corresponding prediction block to the current block, intra prediction is performed using filtered image data of the previously processed blocks to which the filtering is applied, when said deciding decides that the filtering is to be applied to the previously processed blocks,
wherein the second apparatus includes:
a second processor; and
a second non-transitory memory having stored thereon executable instructions, which when executed, cause the second processor to perform:
deriving second characteristics between image data of each of a plurality of previously decoded blocks spatially adjacent to a current block, the previously decoded blocks being used for intra prediction of the current block by the second processor;
deciding on the basis of the second characteristics whether the filtering is to be applied or not to the previously decoded blocks; and
predicting the current block from the image data of the previously decoded blocks by intra prediction by the second processor, and
wherein in the predicting of the current block by the second processor, intra prediction is performed using filtered image data of the previously decoded blocks to which the filtering is applied, when said deciding by the second processor decides that the filtering is to be applied to the previously decoded blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,116,954

HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE ADAPTATION OPERATIONS AT A VIDEO DECODER

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method of decoding a bitstream, comprising:receiving a bitstream at a decoder;
decoding said bitstream with said decoder into color values and metadata items indicating information about adaptive post-processing operations to be performed by said decoder;
performing, with said decoder, one or more high dynamic range (HDR) adaptation operations on said color values based on said metadata items; and
performing, with said decoder, one or more fixed post-processing operations to reconstruct an HDR video from said color values,
wherein said one or more HDR adaptation operations convert said color values into a format expected by said one or more fixed post-processing operations.

US Pat. No. 10,116,953

DECODING A PICTURE BASED ON A REFERENCE PICTURE SET ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for decoding a video bitstream, the method comprising:identifying a reference picture set from the video bitstream, wherein the video bitstream includes at least one flag associated with one of long and short term reference pictures of the reference picture set, wherein a current picture associated with the reference picture set is encoded in the video bitstream; and
decoding the current picture from the video bitstream using inter prediction with the reference picture set; and
parsing the at least one flag, wherein the at least one flag indicates keeping the at least one reference picture for decoding subsequent pictures.