US Pat. No. 10,507,236

CHIMERIC PROTEINS

Lipotek Pty Ltd, Acton (...

1. A chimeric protein, comprising a first polypeptide and a second polypeptide, wherein:the first polypeptide is a Toll Like Receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist, wherein the TLR5 agonist is a flagellin polypeptide that has at least 90% sequence identity to the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:3; and
the second polypeptide has at least 90% sequence identity to the gp120 polypeptide set forth in SEQ ID NO:1 and at least 8 N-glycosylation sites.
US Pat. No. 10,507,238

CHIMERIC INFECTIOUS DNA CLONES, CHIMERIC PORCINE CIRCOVIRUSES AND USES THEREOF

VIRGINIA TECH INTELLECTUA...

1. A recombinant porcine circovirus type 1 encoding the ORF2 capsid protein of a porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV1-2).
US Pat. No. 10,508,262

ACTIVATION OF IMMUNE CELLS

Breakthrough Tech LLC, A...

1. A method of activating immune cells of a subject, the method comprising:obtaining bone marrow of the subject, the bone marrow comprising immune cells;
incubating the bone marrow with a non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide and a TLR2 ligand, wherein the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide comprises poly(sucrose-co-epichlorhydrin),
wherein the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide is at a concentration, wherein, if the bone marrow is contacted with whole blood and centrifuged, said concentration is sufficient to permit fluid movement of whole blood through the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide without separation of erythrocytes,
wherein the non-ionic hydrophilic branched polysaccharide has a molecular weight greater than 20 kDa, and
wherein the incubating is performed until the immune cells are activated; and
administering the activated immune cells to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,507,239

V1/V2 FRAGMENTS OF A HIV-1 ENVELOPE GLYCOPROTEIN

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for producing a V1/V2 fragment of a HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp120 for use in eliciting broadly neutralizing antibodies, wherein the V1/V2 fragment binds to the broadly neutralizing PG9 monoclonal antibody (MAb), the method comprising:expressing the V1/V2 fragment in a cell line lacking an N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnTI) enzyme activity, wherein the V1/V2 fragment comprises mannose-5 glycans and comprises the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 16.
US Pat. No. 10,507,240

EPITOPE OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS SURFACE ANTIGEN AND BINDING MOLECULE SPECIFICALLY BINDING TO SAME FOR NEUTRALIZING HEPATITIS B VIRUS

CELLTRION, Inc., Incheon...

1. A binding molecule for neutralizing hepatitis B virus (HBV), which specifically binds to an epitope that includes the amino acids at positions 110, 118 and 120 of a hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg), the amino acid sequence of which antigen is set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the binding molecule is a human monoclonal antibody or a fragment of such an antibody which comprises a polypeptide sequence comprising the CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS: 5 to 10 or the CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS: 11 to 16.
US Pat. No. 10,509,033

METHOD, KIT AND BIOMARKER FOR DIAGNOSING CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEMYELINATING POLYNEUROPATHY

Kyushu University, Nation...

1. A method for diagnosing and treating chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy in a subject, said method comprising:a. obtaining a sample from the subject,
b. determining if the sample contains an anti-neurofascin 155 antibody that is predominantly IgG4,
c. diagnosing the subject with delay of nerve conduction in distal portions and nerve roots of peripheral nerves, hypertrophy of proximal portions and nerve roots of peripheral nerves, and increased cerebrospinal fluid protein levels as compared to the case where the anti-neurofascin 155 antibody is negative if the anti-neurofascin 155 antibody is present in the sample, and
d. administering an effective amount of a drug for treating chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy to the diagnosed subject.
US Pat. No. 10,507,242

COMBINATION THERAPY FOR TREATING BREAST CANCER

GENZYME CORPORATION, Cam...

1. A method for treating cancer in a subject, the method comprising: administering to said subject a pan-specific monoclonal antibody against Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF?) in combination with a therapeutically effective amount of a capecitabine and ixabepilone.
US Pat. No. 10,509,034

BLADDER CARCINOMA BIOMARKERS

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. A detection system comprising a) a receiving section to receive a sample from a patient suspected of having bladder cancer and b) a detection section comprising antibodies, for detecting at least three bladder cancer protein biomarkers, wherein the biomarkers are selected from the group consisting of Coronin-1A, Apolipoprotein A-IV, Semenogelin-2, Gamma-synuclein and DJ-1, and further wherein at least two of the biomarkers are Coronin-1A and Apolipoprotein A-IV.
US Pat. No. 10,507,244

ANTI-TIGIT ANTIGEN-BINDING PROTEINS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Potenza Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of enhancing an immune response in a human subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an isolated antibody that specifically binds human TIGIT (hTIGIT; SEQ ID NO: 1), comprising a heavy chain variable (VH) domain comprising from N-terminus to C-terminus, CDR-H1, CDR-H2, and CDR-H3; and a light chain variable (VL) domain comprising from N-terminus to C-terminus CDR-L1, CDR-L2, and CDR-L3, wherein the CDRs of the VH and VL comprise the following six CDR sequences:(a) a CDR-H3 having the sequence A-R-D-G-V-L-X1-L-N-K-R-S-F-D-I, wherein X1 is A or T (SEQ ID NO: 128);
(b) a CDR-H2 having the sequence S-I-Y-Y-S-G-X2-T-Y-Y-N-P-S-L-K-S, wherein X2 is S, Q or G (SEQ ID NO: 129);
(c) a CDR-H1 having the sequence G-S-I-X3-S-G-X4-Y-Y-W-G, wherein X3 is E or A, and X4 is L, V or S (SEQ ID NO: 130);
(d) a CDR-L3 having the sequence QQHTVRPPLT (SEQ ID NO: 64);
(e) a CDR-L2 having the sequence GASSRAT (SEQ ID NO: 68); and
(f) a CDR-L1 having the sequence RASQSVSSSYLA (SEQ ID NO: 71),
or a pharmaceutical composition thereof, and further comprising administering at least one additional therapeutic agent.
US Pat. No. 10,508,269

POLYPEPTIDE HAVING A POLYESTER DEGRADING ACTIVITY AND USES THEREOF

CARBIOS, Saint-Beauzire ...

1. A nucleic acid operably linked to a heterologous promoter, said nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide having a polyester degrading activity and having at least 90% identity to the full length amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,509,037

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT SPECIFICALLY BLOCK BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF A TUMOR ANTIGEN

Eisai, Inc., Woodcliff L...

1. A method of detecting folate receptor-alpha (FR-?) or a fragment thereof in a biological sample, said method comprising contacting said biological sample with an antibody comprising a heavy chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4 and a light chain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the binding affinity of said antibody for folate receptor-? is at least 1×10?8 M, and determining binding of said antibody to folate receptor-alpha (FR-?) or a fragment thereof, wherein said step of contacting said biological sample with said antibody occurs in the absence of an antibody light chain consisting of amino acids 20 to 111 of SEQ ID NO:24.
US Pat. No. 10,507,246

TDNS-AS1411-NUCLEIC ACID DRUG NANOCOMPOSITE BASED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Sichuan University, Chen...

1. A method for preparing a TDNs-AS1411-nucleic acid drug nanocomposite based drug delivery system, comprising the following steps:binding a AS1411 and a nucleic acid drug to a tetrahedral DNA nanostructure (TDNs) respectively; wherein the AS1411 is a nucleic acid aptamer;
selecting four DNA single strands respectively carrying the AS1411 and the nucleic acid drug;
mixing the four DNA single strands;
adding the DNA single strands to TM buffer;
mixing the DNA single strands and the TM buffer uniformly;
putting the mixture into a PCR apparatus;
raising the temperature to 95° C. and maintaining for 10 min; and
cooling down to 4° C. and maintaining for 20 min to obtain the TDNs-AS1411-nucleic acid drug nanocomposite based drug delivery system;
wherein the nucleic acid drug is a CpG nucleic acid having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 13; and the AS1411 has a nucleotide sequence of residues 1 to 27 from the 5? terminus of a S1-AS1411 having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5.
US Pat. No. 10,508,270

COORDINATED COEXPRESSION OF THROMBIN

AbSci LLC, Vancouver, WA...

1. An isolated host cell in culture comprising two or more types of expression constructs,wherein each type of expression construct comprises at least one promoter selected from the group consisting of Escherichia coli sugar-inducible promoters and propionate-inducible promoters, and the expression construct of each type comprises an inducible promoter that is different from at least one said inducible promoter of the expression construct of each other type, and wherein each inducible promoter is not a lactose-inducible promoter, and
wherein the host cell has a reduced level of gene function of at least one gene encoding a protein that metabolizes an inducer of at least one said inducible promoter, and
wherein at least one said expression construct comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of:
(a) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain;
(b) a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain; and
(c) a polypeptide that comprises the amino acid sequences of the thrombin A chain and the thrombin B chain, and is longer than prethombin-2 and shorter than prethrombin-1; and
wherein a host cell comprising at least one said expression construct that encodes a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain further comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain, and said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain is not contiguous with said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain, and
wherein a host cell comprising at least one said expression construct that encodes a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain further comprises a polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain, and said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin A chain is not contiguous with said polynucleotide sequence encoding the amino acid sequence of the thrombin B chain.
US Pat. No. 10,509,038

PODOCALYXIN AND TRA-RELATED ANTIBODY, METHODS OF PREPARATION AND USES AS AN ANTI-CANCER THERAPEUTIC AGENT

CUREMETA THERAPEUTICS, LL...

1. A monoclonal antibody consisting of a heavy chain having the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOS. 1 to 3, and a light chain having the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOS. 4 to 6.
US Pat. No. 10,508,272

RECOMBINANT YEAST HAVING ENHANCED XYLOSE FERMENTATION CAPABILITIES AND METHODS OF USE

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A recombinant yeast that has been genetically engineered to: (a) include non-native genes that facilitate xylose fermentation, (b) exhibit reduced amounts of functional Isu1 polypeptide, (c) include a disabling mutation in a gene encoding Isu1 polypeptide, and (d) include a disabling mutation in a gene encoding Hog1 polypeptide and exhibiting reduced amounts of functional Hog1 polypeptide,wherein the genetically engineered recombinant yeast is capable of increased aerobic xylose fermentation relative to a recombinant yeast having the same genetic background of non-native genes that facilitate xylose fermentation but not exhibiting said reduced amounts of functional Isu1 polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,507,249

LIPID NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MRNA DELIVERY

Translate Bio, Inc., Lex...

1. A method for pulmonary delivery of messenger RNA (mRNA) for in vivo production of a protein in the lung comprising administering via inhalation from a nebulizer to the lung of a subject, a composition comprising an mRNA that encodes the protein,wherein the mRNA is encapsulated within a lipid nanoparticle comprising one or more PEG-modified lipids, and
wherein the administering of the composition results in detectable levels of the protein at least 72 hours after administration in the subject's lung.
US Pat. No. 10,507,250

PRECURSOR OF A HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITOR PET IMAGING COMPOUND FOR TRACKING CEREBRAL NEURODEGENERATIVE AND TUMOR DISEASES

Institute of Nuclear Ener...


US Pat. No. 10,509,043

METHODS FOR IDENTIFICATION OF PREGNANCY FAILURE

Amir Mor, New haven, CT ...

1. A method for treating a subject suspected of pregnancy failure, the method comprising:determining a concentration of alpha fetoprotein in the vaginal fluid of the subject; and
comparing said concentration of said alpha fetoprotein to a reference value,
wherein when said concentration of said alpha fetoprotein in said vaginal fluid is higher than said reference value, pregnancy failure is indicated, and
treating the subject in whom pregnancy failure is indicated by administration of uterotonics and/or a dilation and curettage procedure.
US Pat. No. 10,510,579

ADHESIVE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR SEMICONDUCTOR, ADHESIVE FILM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR, AND DICING DIE BONDING FILM

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. An adhesive resin composition for a semiconductor, comprising: a (meth)acrylate-based resin including a (meth)acrylate-based repeating unit containing an epoxy-based functional group and a (meth)acrylate-based repeating unit containing an aromatic functional group, the (meth)acrylate-based resin having a hydroxyl equivalent weight of 0.15 eq/kg or less;a curing agent including a phenol resin having a softening point of 100° C. or higher; and
an epoxy resin,
wherein the content of a (meth)acrylate-based functional group containing an aromatic functional group in the (meth)acrylate-based resin is 2 to 40% by weight
wherein the (meth)acrylate-based repeating unit containing an epoxy-based functional group includes a cycloalkylmethyl(meth)acrylate repeating unit having 3 to 20 epoxy carbon atoms.
US Pat. No. 10,508,276

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SIRNAS

1. A method of producing one or more siRNA species which can inhibit the expression of a target RNA, the method comprising:culturing a bacterial cell comprising:
a. a viral siRNA-binding polypeptide and
b. a dsRNA comprising a nucleic acid sequence substantially complementary to a target RNA
under conditions suitable for the production of siRNAs.
US Pat. No. 10,509,044

METHODS FOR ASSESSING DIFFERENTIAL RISK FOR DEVELOPING HEART FAILURE

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, B...

1. A method for predicting whether a human patient 65 years of age or older with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is at increased risk for developing heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), comprisingi) obtaining the results of an assay that measures levels of N-terminal pro B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP); and
ii) obtaining the results of an assay that measures levels of cardiac troponin T;
wherein the patient is at increased risk for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) if
a. the level of NT-proBNP is increased relative to a control, and the level of cardiac troponin T is increased relative to a control;
b. the level of NT-proBNP is increased relative to a control; or
c. the level of cardiac troponin T is increased relative to a control,
wherein the method further comprises administering to the patient an effective amount of one or more ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,508,277

CHEMICALLY MODIFIED MULTIFUNCTIONAL SHORT INTERFERING NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES THAT MEDIATE RNA INTERFERENCE

SIRNA THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

1. A chemically modified multifunctional short interfering nucleic acid (siNA) assembled from two separate double-stranded siNAs, each double-stranded siNA having a sense strand and an antisense strand of a length from about 18 to about 28 nucleotides,wherein either (a) one end of each sense strand of the two double-stranded siNAs is covalently bonded via a tether, or (b) one end of each antisense strand of the two double-stranded siNAs is covalently bonded via a tether,
wherein the antisense strand of each double-stranded siNA comprises a sequence complementary to a target sequence or a portion thereof,
wherein the sense or antisense strand of each double-stranded siNA is annealed to its corresponding strand that has been tethered at one end to another strand of the other double-stranded siNA,
wherein the tether is a nucleotide linker or a non-nucleotide linker, and
wherein the chemically modified multifunctional siNA comprises one or more chemical modifications.
US Pat. No. 10,509,045

METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

University of Florida Res...

1. A method for monitoring a Huntington's disease therapeutic regimen, the method comprising:a. detecting in a second biological sample obtained from a subject that has been administered a therapeutic regimen for Huntington's disease a level of a repeat-associated non-ATG (RAN) protein, wherein the RAN protein is a poly-Alanine, poly-Leucine, poly-Serine, or poly-Cysteine RAN protein that is expressed from a human huntingtin (HTT) sense or antisense transcript of the subject;
b. comparing the level of the RAN protein to a level of the same RAN protein in a first sample obtained from the subject prior to being administered the therapeutic regimen; and
c. continuing to administer the therapeutic regimen for Huntington's disease when the level of the RAN protein in the second biological sample is reduced compared to the level of the first biological sample,wherein the first biological sample and/or the second biological sample is blood, serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
US Pat. No. 10,508,279

RECOMBINANT ESCHERICHIA COLI FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY PRODUCTION OF FRUCTOSYLATED CHONDROITIN AND METHOD FOR MAKING THEREOF

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A recombinant E. coli that can produce fructosylated chondroitin with high efficiency, wherein said recombinant E. coli overexpresses phosphoglucosamine mutase and aminotransferase.
US Pat. No. 10,508,280

MODIFIED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS AND THEIR USES

AGBIOME, INC., Research ...

1. A method of producing an improved biocontrol agent, said method comprising in vitro modifying a Pseudomonas bacterium having biocontrol activity and susceptibility to a herbicide to be resistant to the herbicide, wherein the in vitro modifying comprises culturing and selecting the Pseudomonas bacterium in the presence of the herbicide such that the improved biocontrol agent is created by the Pseudomonas bacterium undergoing genetic mutation to develop resistance to the herbicide and survives, thereby producing a culture of the improved biocontrol agent, wherein the herbicide is selected from the group consisting of glyphosate, glufosinate (glutamine synthase inhibitor), sulfonylurea, and imidazolinone herbicides (branched chain amino acid synthesis inhibitors).
US Pat. No. 10,508,282

INCREASING PLANT GROWTH AND YIELD BY USING AN ERF TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR SEQUENCE

Benson Hill, Inc., St. L...

1. A transgenic plant cell having stably incorporated into its genome a promoter that drives expression in a plant cell operably linked to an ethylene response factor (ERF) transcription factor protein encoding-sequence, wherein said promoter is heterologous to said ERF transcription factor protein-encoding sequence, wherein said ERF transcription factor protein-encoding sequence encodes a protein having 95% amino acid sequence identity to the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2, and wherein over-expression of said protein in a plant increases seed yield as compared to a control plant of the same species lacking said over-expression.
US Pat. No. 10,508,283

METHODS AND MEANS OF INCREASING THE WATER USE EFFICIENCY OF PLANTS

Performance Plants, Inc.,...

1. A method of increasing water use efficiency in a plant, comprising:a) transforming a plant, a plant tissue culture or a plant cell with a vector comprising a nucleic acid construct that inhibits the expression or activity of a PK220 gene to obtain a transformed plant, a transformed plant tissue culture or a transformed plant cell, wherein the nucleic acid construct comprises an antisense sequence of a nucleic acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 100, 153, 161 and 193;
b) growing the transformed plant or regenerating a plant from the transformed plant tissue culture or the transformed plant cell; and
c) selecting a plant having increased water use efficiency relative to a wild type plant.
US Pat. No. 10,507,516

METHOD OF PRODUCING CASTING MOLD AND CASTING MOLD

Asahi Yukizai Corporation...

18. A casting mold produced by molding and curing a molding material mixture comprising at least (a) a refractory aggregate, (b) a binder including a water glass as an essential component and (c) a carbonate and/or a borate,wherein the molding material mixture is held within a forming mold and heated to a temperature of 120° C.-200° C. to cure the molding material mixture, and wherein the carbonate and/or the borate is used in an amount of 1-50 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the water glass.
US Pat. No. 10,508,284

NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES AND POLYPEPTIDES ENCODED THEREBY USEFUL FOR MODIFYING PLANT CHARACTERISTICS IN RESPONSE TO COLD

CERES, INC., Thousand Oa...

1. A plant cell transformed with an exogenous nucleic acid, wherein said exogenous nucleic acid comprises a polynucleotide operably linked to a heterologous promoter, wherein said polynucleotide comprises a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having 95 percent or greater amino acid sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein a transgenic plant produced from said transformed plant cell is selected for increased level of cold tolerance as compared to a control plant of the same plant species that does not comprise said exogenous nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,507,263

BORATE-GLASS BIOMATERIALS

1. A borate-glass biomaterial made by a sol-gel process comprising a composition having a B2O3 component, a CaO component, and at least one other component selected from a P2O5 component and a Na2O component, wherein:the biomaterial is silica-free;
surface mineralization of the biomaterial, as measured by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), is initiated within 3 hours of contact with simulated body fluid; and
the biomaterial has a surface area per mass of more than about 5 m2/g.
US Pat. No. 10,508,289

RARE-CUTTING ENDONUCLEASES FOR EFFICIENT AND SPECIFIC TARGETING DNA SEQUENCES COMPRISING HIGHLY REPETITIVE MOTIVES

CELLECTIS, Paris (FR)

1. A method of contracting a repeat sequence within a genetic sequence in a cell, comprising:(a) selecting a target sequence spanning the repeat sequence and a region adjacent to the repeat sequence;
(b) providing a rare-cutting endonuclease capable of binding said target sequence and cleaving the repeat sequence; and
(c) introducing said rare-cutting endonuclease into said cell,
wherein said rare-cutting endonuclease binds to the target sequence by recognizing at least 10 nucleic acid bases adjacent to the repeat sequence and at least 5 nucleic acid bases inside the repeat sequence;
such that the rare-cutting endonuclease induces cleavage within repeat sequence and induces contraction of the repeat sequence by Single Stranded Annealing, wherein the rare-cutting endonuclease has at least 80% amino acid sequence identity with a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 8, 10 and 15.
US Pat. No. 10,507,266

CARTILAGE-DAMAGE TREATMENT AGENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

TWO CELLS Co., Ltd., Hir...

1. A method for producing a cartilage-damage treatment agent, comprising the steps of:(i) proliferating mesenchymal stem cells in a serum-free medium A containing an FGF, a PDGF, a TGF-?, an HGF, an EGF, at least one phospholipid and at least one fatty acid; and
(ii) mixing the mesenchymal stem cells thus proliferated in the step (i), an isotonic preserving agent, wherein the isotonic preserving agent is lactated Ringer's solution, and hyaluronic acid as a cytoprotective agent,
wherein in the step (ii), the hyaluronic acid is mixed so that a concentration of the hyaluronic acid is 0.005% or more and 0.01% or less,
wherein in the step (ii), the mesenchymal stem cells are mixed so that the number of the mesenchymal stem cells is 1×106 cells/mL or more and 1×10? cells/mL or less,
wherein the cartilage-damage treatment agent maintains a viability of the mesenchymal stem cells of 70% or more up to 5 weeks at 4° C.
US Pat. No. 10,508,291

PROCESSING BIOMASS

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

1. An animal feed made by a process comprising (i) treating a comminuted lignocellulosic biomass with electron beam radiation of greater than 5 Mrad, and at a dosing sufficient to produce a recalcitrance reduced lignocellulosic biomass, and (ii) combining said recalcitrance reduced lignocellulosic biomass with a solid additive, thereby producing an animal feed.
US Pat. No. 10,508,292

METHOD OF PRODUCING LIPID

Kao Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method of producing fatty acids or a lipid containing the fatty acids as components, comprising the steps of:culturing a cyanobacterium that has been transformed with a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding the following protein (a) or (b), and
producing fatty acids or a lipid containing the fatty acids as components:
(a) a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1; and
(b) a protein having ?-ketoacyl-ACP synthase activity and consisting of an amino acid sequence having 95% or more sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,507,269

CATHETER LOCK SOLUTION FORMULATIONS

Medline Industries, Inc.,...

1. A catheter locking method comprising: introducing a locking composition into a lumen of the implantable catheter, wherein the locking composition comprises:ethanol;
an anti-coagulant comprising sodium citrate; and
an excipient that is liquid at room temperature, wherein the excipient comprises one or more of glycerol, polysorbate-20, polysorbate-80, polyethylene glycol-100, polyethylene glycol-200, polyethylene glycol-300, polyethylene glycol-400, poloxomer 124, macrogol 15 hydroxy stearate, polyoxyl 35 castor oil, and t-octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol, the amount of the excipient being less than the amount of the anti-coagulant and being sufficient to inhibit crystallization of the sodium citrate.
US Pat. No. 10,508,038

CARBON MATERIAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND USE THEREOF

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A carbon material containing 50 to 1,000 ppm by mass of vanadium (V), wherein a 50% particle diameter in a volume-based cumulative particle size distribution measured by a laser diffraction method, D50, is 3 to 7 ?m; a tapping density after 400 times of tapping is 0.40 to 1.00 g/cm3; a BET specific surface area is 4.0 to 12.0 m2/g; an R value (ID/IG) as being an intensity ratio between a peak intensity ID of a peak in a vicinity of 1350 cm?1 and a peak intensity IG of a peak in a vicinity of 1580 cm?1 measured in a spectrum observed by Raman spectroscopy is 0.10 to 0.30; and an interplanar spacing of (002) plane, d002 (nm), and a size in a c-axis direction of the graphite crystals, Lc (nm), which values are determined by an X-ray diffraction method, satisfy relationships represented by following formulae (1) and (2)0.3362?d002?0.3370  (1)
?23660×d002+8010?Lc002??23660×d002+8025  (2).
US Pat. No. 10,508,300

PROBE SET FOR ANALYZING A DNA SAMPLE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

Vanadis Diagnostics, Sol...

1. A probe system for analyzing a nucleic acid sample, comprising:(a) a set of identifier oligonucleotides of sequence B;
(b) a set of splint oligonucleotides of formula X?-A?-B?-Z?, wherein:
within the set: (i) sequences A? and B? vary, and (ii) sequences X? and Z? are different from each other and are not variable; and,
within each splint oligonucleotide: (i) sequence A? is complementary to a genomic fragment of the nucleic acid sample, wherein the genomic fragment is of sequence A, and (ii) sequence B? is complementary to at least one member of the set of identifier oligonucleotides; and
(c) probe sequences comprising X and Z, where sequences X and Z are not variable and hybridize to sequences X? and Z?, respectively;
wherein a ligatable complex of formula X-A-B-Z is produced when at least one of the splint oligonucleotides hybridizes to each of: (i) one of the X probe sequences, (ii) one of the Z probe sequences, (iii) a member of the set of identifier oligonucleotides and, iv the genomic fragment.
US Pat. No. 10,507,282

MULTI-STAGE BIODEGRADABLE DRUG DELIVERY PLATFORM

InCube Labs, LLC, San Jo...

1. A method for drug delivery, the method comprising:lodging a drug delivery platform in a tissue layer beneath skin of a patient, the drug delivery platform containing at least a first dosage and a second dosage of therapeutic agent, the first dosage contained in a first biodegradable structure, wherein the first biodegradable structure comprises a core body, the second dosage contained in a second biodegradable structure, the second biodegradable structure being positioned inside the first biodegradable structure, the second biodegradable structure comprising a shell having a shell wall with a thickness of about 1 to about 20 thousandths of an inch and a weight of about 90 mg to about 150 mg;
biodegrading the first biodegradable structure in vivo over a first period of time until an integrity of the first biodegradable structure is degraded to release the first therapeutic agent dosage;
releasing the first dosage of therapeutic agent into the tissue of the patient;
biodegrading the second biodegradable structure in vivo over a second period of time, the second biodegradable structure configured to have a longer period of in vivo biodegradation than the first biodegradable structure, until an integrity of the second biodegradable structure is degraded to release the second dosage of therapeutic agent; and
releasing the second dosage of therapeutic agent into the tissue of the patient after release of the first dosage of therapeutic agent.
US Pat. No. 10,506,778

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV657038

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV657038, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV657038 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125223.
US Pat. No. 10,506,786

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067789

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067789, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125780.
US Pat. No. 10,508,070

METHOD FOR PREPARING 3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE SALTS

SHANGHAI SHINE HIGH INTER...

1. A method for preparing 3-hydroxybutyrate salts, which is characterized by comprising:(1) providing ethyl 3-hydroxybutyrate or methyl 3-hydroxybutyrate, and hydrolyzing through a basic catalyst to obtain 3-hydroxybutyric acid;
(2) making 3-hydroxybutyric acid reacted with an inorganic base to give 3-hydroxybutyrate.
US Pat. No. 10,506,806

AGROCHEMICAL FORMULATIONS

UPL LIMITED, Mumbai (IN)...

1. An aqueous liquid herbicide composition comprising at least one herbicide comprising glufosinate, at least one solvent, at least one (C8-C20)alkyl N,N-dimethylamine N-oxide, and about 1 to about 15% by weight of an (C9-C20)alkyl sulfosuccinic acid mono ester salt, wherein a ratio of said (C8-C20)alkyl N,N-dimethylamine N-oxide and (C9-C20)alkyl sulfosuccinic acid mono ester salt varies from about 1:1 to about 1:10, wherein the liquid herbicide composition remains clear at 0° C. or ?10° C. after 14 days, and wherein the composition comprising both the alkyl N,N-dimethylamine N-oxide and the alkyl sulfosuccinic acid mono ester salt demonstrates better weed control over the same composition lacking either the alkyl N,N-dimethylamine N-oxide or the alkyl sulfosuccinic acid mono ester salt.
US Pat. No. 10,506,808

COMPOSITION AND RODENTICIDE BAIT COMPRISING DIFETHIALONE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TARGET RODENT PESTS

LIPHATECH, Pont-du-Casse...

1. Rodenticidal bait comprising:Difethialone; and
at least one excipient that is edible for target rodent pests,
wherein said difethialone has a configurational stereoisomer of difethialone, named hetero-stereoisomer, the formula of which is 3-(4?-bromobiphenyl-4-yl)-1-(4-hydroxythiocoumarin-3-yl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene, in which carbons 1 and 3 of the 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene group have different absolute configurations, the rodenticidal bait comprising an amount of dextrorotatory enantiomer of said hetero-stereoisomer such that the ratio of this amount to the amount of difethialone in the rodenticidal bait is less than 10%; the amount of the dextrorotatory enantiomer of said hetero-stereoisomer of difethialone in the rodenticidal bait being different from the amount of laevorotatory enantiomer of said hetero-stereoisomer of difethialone in the rodenticidal bait.
US Pat. No. 10,506,811

ANTI-MICROBIAL SOLUTION FOR SEEDS, CROPS, LIVESTOCK AND PROCESSED FOODS

Pur Products LLC, Berwyn...

1. An anti-microbial formulation for seed and crop application comprising:about 170 ppm hypochlorous acid;
about 25 ppm hypochlorite ion;
about 2.5 ppm ozone;
about 2.5 ppm chlorine dioxide;
between about 10 ppm and about 100,000 ppm alkyl polyglycoside; and
a remainder of water,
wherein the formulation is separable from a combined state into an alkaline portion and an acidic portion and subsequently recombinable into the combined state.
US Pat. No. 10,508,095

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ANTIBIOTIC FROM PLEOSPORACEAE ULOCLADIUM

Koninklijke Nederlandse A...

1. A method for producing a compound comprising an (E)-7-hydroxy-4-oxo-hept-2-enoic acid lactone ring, the method comprising:(a) culturing a fungus of the fungal Family of Pleosporaceae of the genus Ulocladium, in a medium conducive to the production of the compound; and,
(b) optionally recovery of the compound.
US Pat. No. 10,507,340

ORAL CARE PRODUCTS AND METHODS COMPRISING AFPS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method of repairing or inhibiting or protection against or prevention of dental erosion, promoting dental remineralization, and/or enhancing the anti-cavity effects of fluoride comprising applying to the teeth an oral care composition comprising:a) an antifreeze protein (AFP); and
b) an orally acceptable carrier,
wherein AFP has the polypeptide sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 3, or a polypeptide sequence which arise from substitution, insertion or deletion of up to 5% of all amino acids, starting from the polypeptide sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 3, and which still has at least 50% of the biological property of the starting protein, and wherein AFP is present in the composition in an amount of from 0.01 weight % to 3 weight % by total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,507,598

METHOD OF RECYCLING CARBON FIBER PREPREG WASTE AND TRANSPARENT THERMOPLASTIC WASTE

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method of recycling carbon fiber prepreg waste and transparent thermoplastic waste, comprising the steps of:shredding a volume of transparent thermoplastic waste;
shredding a volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste, wherein the carbon fiber prepreg waste includes a colored backing film;
filling a mold with the shredded volume of transparent thermoplastic waste;
inserting and compressing the mold in a hot press;
curing the shredded volume of transparent thermoplastic waste in the hot press to produce a transparent sheet;
heating the shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste;
spreading the heated, shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste on the transparent sheet; and
hot pressing the heated, shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste and the transparent sheet to form a colored sheet with a transparent layer.
US Pat. No. 10,507,363

METALLIC MONOMER USED AS IONOMERIC ADDITIVES FOR IONOMERS AND POLYOLEFINS

Taylor Made Golf Company,...

1. A golf ball comprising:(a) a core:
(b) an outer cover layer; and
(c) at least one intermediate layer having a thickness of 0.030 inches to 0.400 inches,
wherein the intermediate layer comprises an ionomer made by blending:
(i) a metallic coagent, wherein the metallic coagent is a metal cinnamate; and
(ii) at least one polyolefin.
US Pat. No. 10,508,131

CYSTEINE ANALOGS OF EXENDIN-4

Bolder Biotechnology, Inc...

1. A cysteine analog of exendin-4 (SEQ ID NO:11), wherein a cysteine residue is added to the peptide either by substitution for a native amino acid in exendin-4 or by insertion preceding the first amino acid of exendin-4 or following the last amino acid of exendin-4, wherein the cysteine residue substituted for the native amino acid is selected from the group consisting of H1, G2, E3, G4, T7, S8, D9, S11, Q13, M14, E15, F22, I23, W25, L26, and K27.
US Pat. No. 10,510,435

ERROR CORRECTION OF MULTIPLEX IMAGING ANALYSIS BY SEQUENTIAL HYBRIDIZATION

1. A sequential hybridization method, comprising:identifying a plurality of target genes; and
associating, via sequential hybridization of binding probes to the plurality of target genes, a first plurality of unique codes with the plurality of target genes, wherein each target gene in the plurality of target genes is represented by a unique code in the first plurality of unique codes, wherein the sequential hybridization comprises n rounds of hybridization (where n?2), and wherein each round of hybridization inn rounds of hybridization comprises:
contacting the plurality of target genes with a plurality of binding probes, wherein each probe in the plurality of binding probes comprises:
a binding sequence that specifically binds a target sequence in a gene in the plurality of target genes, wherein target genes from the plurality of target genes are spatially transfixed from each other, and wherein each probe is capable of emitting a detectable visual signal upon binding of the probe to a target sequence;
detecting visual signals that reflect the binding between the plurality of binding probes and the plurality of target genes; and
removing the visual signals, prior to the next round of hybridization;
wherein probes used in the n rounds of hybridization are capable of emitting at least F types of detectable visual signals (where F?2 and Fn is greater than the number of target genes in the plurality of target genes),
wherein a unique code in the first plurality of unique codes for a target gene consists of n components,
wherein each component is determined by visual signals that reflect the binding between binding probes and the target gene during one of the n rounds of hybridization,
wherein the n rounds of hybridization include m rounds of error correction n?m?1), wherein each m error correction round comprises one round of then rounds of hybridization, and each m round of hybridization is a repeat of one of the remaining one or more (n?1) rounds of the n rounds of hybridization,
wherein a second plurality of unique codes for the plurality of target genes is generated after each m error correction round is removed from the n rounds of hybridization, and
wherein each unique code in the second plurality of unique codes consists of (n?m) components and uniquely represents a target gene in the plurality of target genes.
US Pat. No. 10,508,133

PURIFICATION OF PROTEINS

NOVASEP PROCESS, Pompey ...

1. A method for isolating a protein of interest from nucleic acids and other host cell proteins present in cell culture supernatant comprising said protein, the method comprising:(a) combining said cell culture supernatant with a first precipitating agent to remove precipitated proteins and/or other components to produce a secondary cell culture supernatant, the first precipitating agent being calcium chloride and/or a fatty acid;
(b) introducing a precipitating polymer into said secondary cell culture supernatant to precipitate the protein of interest from the secondary cell culture supernatant.
US Pat. No. 10,508,136

PEPTIDES AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTION OF CELL ADHESION AND METHODS OF USING SAME

TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESE...

1. A surface coated with a composition comprising a peptide comprising an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of FDYDWY (SEQ ID NO: 2), FNFDWY (SEQ ID NO: 5), and combinations thereof, wherein the surface is a medical device, and wherein the medical device is selected from the group consisting of artificial blood vessels, catheters and other devices for the removal or delivery of fluids to patients, artificial hearts, artificial kidneys, orthopedic pins, prosthetic joints, plates, urinary devices, ventricular or arterio-venous shunts, prostheses, breast implants, penile prostheses, vascular grafting prostheses, aneurysm repair devices, mechanical heart valves, artificial joints, artificial larynxes, otological implants, anastomotic devices, vascular catheter ports, vascular stents, clamps, embolic devices, wound drain tubes, ocular lenses, dental implants, hydrocephalus shunts, pacemakers and implantable defibrillators, needleless connectors, and voice prostheses.
US Pat. No. 10,508,142

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUND

VALLAURIX PTE. LTD., Sin...

1. A compound with formula structure:R1R2R3N—(CH2)n—CO-Nle-Glu-His-D-Phe-X-Trp-NH2 wherein:
R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from methyl, ethyl, and propyl;
n is from 1-4; and
X is selected from Arg, norArg and homoArg,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,508,151

ANTI-TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. An isolated antibody that binds to human transferrin receptor (TfR) and primate TfR, wherein the antibody comprises a heavy chain variable region amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 158 or SEQ ID NO: 159, and a light chain variable region amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 162 or SEQ ID NO: 163.
US Pat. No. 10,508,152

SMART CAR DEVICES, DE CAR POLYPEPTIDES, SIDE CARS AND USES THEREOF

Chimera Bioengineering, I...

1. A method of controlling expression of a chimeric antigen receptor, comprising the steps of: transcribing a polynucleotide encoding a chimeric antigen receptor and a RNA control device comprised of a sensor element and a ribozyme element whereby a RNA transcript is made that encodes the RNA control device operably linked to a portion of the transcript encoding the chimeric antigen receptor, wherein a promoter is operably linked to the polynucleotide encoding the RNA control device and the polynucleotide encoding the chimeric antigen receptor, and wherein the chimeric antigen receptor is comprised of an extracellular element, a transmembrane element, and an intracellular element, and wherein the transmembrane element is between the extracellular element and the intracellular element; and exposing the transcript to a ligand for the sensor domain of the RNA control device, wherein ligand binding by the sensor domain changes the activity of the ribozyme whereby the expression of the chimeric antigen receptor is changed.
US Pat. No. 10,508,154

PROCESS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT MANUFACTURING OF HIGHLY PURE ASYMMETRIC ANTIBODIES IN MAMMALIAN CELLS

ZYMEWORKS INC., Vancouve...

1. A method of producing an asymmetric antibody product comprising a first heavy chain polypeptide and a second heavy chain polypeptide in stable mammalian cells, the method comprising:a. selecting a first heavy chain polypeptide sequence and a second heavy chain polypeptide sequence, each of the first and second heavy chain polypeptide sequences comprising a variant CH3 sequence, wherein the variant CH3 sequence of the first heavy chain polypeptide sequence is different from the variant CH3 sequence of the second heavy chain polypeptide sequence,
wherein the variant CH3 sequence of the first heavy chain polypeptide comprises amino acid modifications at positions F405A and Y407V, optionally in combination with amino acid modification L351Y, and the variant CH3 sequence of the second heavy chain polypeptide comprises amino acid modifications T366L and T394W, optionally in combination with amino acid modifications K392L or K392M,
wherein the variant CH3 sequences of the first and second heavy chain polypeptides promote formation of a heterodimeric Fc region with a CH3 domain having a Tm greater than 75° C., and
wherein at least one of the first heavy chain polypeptide and the second heavy chain polypeptide further comprises a single domain antigen binding protein module or a single chain antigen binding protein module;
b. (i) transfecting at least two different mammalian cells with different ratios of a first DNA sequence encoding the first heavy chain polypeptide sequence and a second DNA sequence encoding the second heavy chain polypeptide:
and
(ii) selecting, as a pre-determined ratio, a ratio of the first DNA sequence and the second DNA sequence that results in a mammalian cell line that produces greater than 75% asymmetric antibody product, less than 10% monomers, and undetectable amounts of homodimers of the first or second heavy chain polypeptide;
c. transfecting at least one mammalian cell with the pre-determined ratio of the first DNA sequence and the second DNA sequence to generate stable mammalian cells; and
d. culturing said stable mammalian cells under conditions suitable for expression of the first and second heavy chain polypeptides to produce the asymmetric antibody product, whereby stable mammalian cells producing greater than 75% asymmetric antibody product, less than 10% monomers, and undetectable amounts of homodimers of the first or second heavy chain polypeptide are obtained at a frequency of greater than 1 in 500.
US Pat. No. 10,510,460

COMPOSITION, LAMINATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LAMINATE, TRANSISTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSISTOR

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

17. A transistor, comprising:a source electrode and a drain electrode;
a gate electrode provided corresponding to a channel between the source electrode and the drain electrode;
a semiconductor layer provided in contact with the source electrode and the drain electrode; and
an insulator layer disposed between the source electrode and the gate electrode and between the drain electrode and the gate electrode,
wherein the insulator layer is formed by cationic polymerization of a composition comprising
an organic compound having a hydroxy group,
a first cross-linking agent that is at least one organic silicon compound selected from the group including
an organic silicon compound including one siloxane bond in the molecule and having three or more cyclic ether groups in the molecule,
a chain organic silicon compound including two or more siloxane bonds in the molecule and having two or more cyclic ether groups in the molecule,
a cyclic organic silicon compound including a siloxane unit (D unit) represented by R1R2SiO2/2 in the molecule, both of R1 and R2 being a cyclic ether group, and having four or more cyclic ether groups bonded to a silicon atom of the D unit in the molecule, and
a cyclic organic silicon compound including a siloxane unit (T unit) represented by R3SiO3/2 in the molecule, R3 being a cyclic ether group, and having two or more cyclic ether groups in the molecule, and
a photocationic polymerization initiator, and
wherein at least one of the gate electrode, the source electrode, and the drain electrode is laminated on a base film containing a silane coupling agent having a group capable of capturing a metal, which is an electroless plating catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,510,462

SILVER-COATED RESIN PARTICLES, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND ELECTROCONDUCTIVE PASTE USING SAME

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS ELEC...

1. A silver-coated resin particle comprising: a heat-resistant resin core particle; and a silver coating layer formed on the surface of said resin core particle, whereinthe average grain diameter of said resin core particle is 0.1 to 10 ?m, the amount of silver contained in said silver coating layer is 60 to 90 parts by mass, relative to 100 parts by mass of the silver-coated resin particle, and the exothermic peak temperature of the silver-coated resin particle by differential thermal analysis is 310° C. or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,508,161

MODIFIED HYDROCARBON RESIN, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE RESIN, AND HOT-MELT ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A modified hydrocarbon resin comprising 20 mass % to 70 mass % of a 1,3-pentadiene monomer unit, 10 mass % to 35 mass % of a C4-C6 alicyclic monoolefin monomer unit, 5 mass % to 30 mass % of a C4-C8 acyclic monoolefin monomer unit, 0 mass % to 1 mass % of an alicyclic diolefin monomer unit, and 10 mass % to 40 mass % of an aromatic monoolefin monomer unit, and containing a carboxyl group or acid anhydride group,wherein a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of the resin is from 1,000 to 4,000; a Z average molecular weight (Mz) of the resin is from 2,500 to 10,000; a ratio (Mz/Mw) between the Z average molecular weight and the weight average molecular weight is from 1.5 to 2.5; a Gardner color scale of a 50 mass % toluene solution is 5 or less; a softening point of the resin is 30° C. or more; an acid value of the resin is from 1 KOHmg/g to 20 KOHmg/g; and the ratio of the total amount of a 2-methyl-2-butene monomer unit, an isobutylene monomer unit and a diisobutylene monomer unit in the C4-C8 acyclic monoolefin monomer unit is 50 mass % or more.
US Pat. No. 10,507,142

FIBER ASSEMBLY AND LIQUID ABSORBENT SHEET-LIKE ARTICLE INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FIBER ASSEMBLY

KURARAY KURAFLEX CO., LTD...

1. A fiber assembly, comprising:a fibril which is a part of a fiber extending in a direction of thickness of the fiber assembly; and
a network structure formed with a binding portion resulting at least from binding between fibrils and binding between a fibril and a fiber in at least any end portion in the direction of thickness of the fiber assembly,
wherein a region where an average number of fibrils extending in the direction of thickness of the fiber assembly is not smaller than 10 when 100 sections of 300 ?m wide×a thickness of the fiber assembly in a cross-section in a direction perpendicular to a direction of a length of fiber are observed.
US Pat. No. 10,508,178

POLYMERIC COMPOSITION

Suncolor Corporation, No...

1. An additive composition for use with a thermoplastic resin having a glass transition temperature of at least 220° C. for making a molded article, comprising:(a) at least one dispersant, the dispersant being thermally stable at a temperature of at least 350° C.;
(b) inorganic particulates having an average particle size in the range up to 100 nanometers, the inorganic particulates being thermally stable at a temperature of at least 400° C. and having an index of refraction in the range from 1.4 to 1.8; and
wherein the additive composition is thermally stable at a temperature of at least 400° C.;
wherein the inorganic particulates when combined with the thermoplastic resin form a dispersion with a zeta potential of at least +30 mV or more negative than ?30 mV; and
wherein the molded article exhibits a luminous light transmission of at least 85% of the maximum theoretical value of the luminous transmission.
US Pat. No. 10,508,184

FOAMING AGENT MASTERBATCHES FOR FOAMING THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A method comprising:(a) combining 80 to 97 wt % of a thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) composition with 3 to 20 wt % of a foaming agent masterbatch;
wherein the TPV composition comprises (i) an at least partially vulcanized rubber component dispersed in a thermoplastic component comprising a thermoplastic resin and, optionally, a first portion of a plastomer and/or a first portion of a propylene-based elastomer; (ii) oil; and (iii) optionally, one or more additives;
further wherein the foaming agent masterbatch comprises thermo-expandable microspheres in a carrier polymer comprising a second portion of the plastomer and/or a second portion of the propylene-based elastomer; and
(b) forming therefrom a foamed TPV composition comprising (i) the at least partially vulcanized rubber component dispersed in the thermoplastic component comprising the thermoplastic resin and one or more of the plastomer and the propylene-based elastomer; (ii) the oil; and (iii) the optional one or more additives;
wherein the first portion of each of the plastomer and/or the propylene-based elastomer is within the range from 0 to 75 wt % of the total amount of the plastomer and/or propylene-based elastomer, respectively, in the foamed TPV composition;
further wherein the second portion of each of the plastomer and/or the propylene-based elastomer forms the balance of the total amount of each of the plastomer and/or the propylene-based elastomer in the foamed TPV composition; and
further wherein the thermo-expandable microspheres have initiation temperature of at least 130° C., and further wherein all of the carrier polymer is capable of being melt processed at temperatures less than the initiation temperature.
US Pat. No. 10,508,192

THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDED ARTICLE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MOLDED ARTICLE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A thermoplastic resin composition comprising:a thermoplastic resin;
a filler; and
polyglyceryl fatty acid ester,
wherein the thermoplastic resin contains a component of formula (I):
—CH2—CH?CH—CH2—  (I),
wherein a fatty acid constructing the polyglyceryl fatty acid ester is an unsaturated fatty acid,
wherein a content of the thermoplastic resin is 40 wt % to 79.5 wt %, a content of the filler is 20 wt % to 50 wt %, and a content of the polyglyceryl fatty acid ester is 0.5 wt % to 12 wt %,
wherein a content of the component of the formula (I) with respect to the entire thermoplastic resin is 2 wt % to 30 wt %, and
wherein the unsaturated fatty acid is a hydroxy fatty acid and/or a condensate of the hydroxy fatty acid.
US Pat. No. 10,507,169

AQUEOUS GEL MASK COMPOSITIONS AND KITS

1. An aqueous gel mask composition, comprising:a plurality of sodium alginates constituting, by weight, between 2.2% to 4.5% of the aqueous gel mask composition; and
water,
wherein:
(a) a first sodium alginate of the plurality of sodium alginates includes a molecular weight greater than a second sodium alginate of the plurality of sodium alginates;
(b) less than 3%, by weight, of the aqueous gel mask composition includes sodium alginates having a molecular weight of at least 300 kDa;
(c) the plurality of sodium alginates includes:
(i) an average ratio of ?-D-mannuronate to ?-L-guluronate (M/G ratio) between 70:30 to 50:50;
(ii) an average molecular weight between 150 kDa to 425 kDa;
(iii) at least 20%, by weight, of the sodium alginates having a molecular weight of at least 250 kDa; and
(iv) a weight ratio of sodium alginates having a molecular weight of 75 kDa or less to sodium alginates having a molecular weight of at least 250 kDa of less than 3:2; and
(d) if the plurality of sodium alginates includes two sodium alginates each having a molecular weight of at least 250 kDa, and the two sodium alginates constitute, by weight, less than 1.25% of the aqueous gel mask composition, then the two sodium alginates include an average molecular weight of less than 375 kDa, and
wherein the aqueous gel mask composition is reactive with an activator to form a continuous film, the activator including a salt comprising a divalent cation.
US Pat. No. 10,507,173

DEODORANT COMPOSITION COMPRISING A MIXTURE OF ALPHA, BETA, AND GAMMA CYCLODEXTRIN

AZIENDE CHIMICHE RIUNITE ...

1. An odor-absorbing composition comprising a mixture of ?-, ?-, and ?-cyclodextrins, wherein the amount of one of said ?-, ?-, and ?-cyclodextrins is equal to or higher than the total amount of the other two cyclodextrins,wherein the weight ratio of the amount of said ?-cyclodextrins to the amount of said ?-, and ?-cyclodextrins ranges from 4:1 to 1:1.
US Pat. No. 10,507,174

SKIN CARE COMPOSITIONS

Rohm and Haas Company, P...

1. A skin care composition comprising:(a) copolymer particles comprising, based on the total weight of the copolymer particles, polymerized units derived from
(i) 0.1 to 20 weight % of phosphorus acid monomers, and
(ii) 80 to 99.9 weight % of comonomers, wherein the comonomers are selected from the group consisting of styrene, butadiene, ?-methyl styrene, vinyl toluene, vinyl naphthalene, ethylene, propylene, vinyl acetate, vinyl versatate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride, acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, (meth)acrylamide, methyl (meth)acrylate, ethyl (meth)acrylate, n-butyl (meth)acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl (meth)acrylate, cyclohexyl (meth)acrylate, n-octyl (meth)acrylate, n-decyl (meth)acrylate, n-dodecyl (meth)acrylate, tetradecyl (meth)acrylate, lauryl (meth)acrylate, oleyl (meth)acrylate, palmityl (meth)acrylate, stearyl (meth)acrylate, isobornyl (meth)acrylate, benzyl (meth)acrylate, phenyl (meth)acrylate, 2-bromoethyl (meth)acrylate, 2-phenylethyl (meth)acrylate, 1-naphthyl (meth)acrylate), ethoxyethyl (meth)acrylate, ethyl maleate, dimethyl fumarate, trimethyl aconitate, ethyl methyl itaconate, (meth)acrylic acid, itaconic acid, fumaric acid, maleic acid and mixtures thereof;
(b) voided latex particles comprising:
(i) at least one core polymer comprising polymerized units derived from (a) 20 to 60 weight % of monoethylenically unsaturated monomers containing at least one carboxylic acid group, based on the total weight of the core polymer, wherein the monoethylenically unsaturated monomers containing at least one carboxylic acid group of the core polymer comprise a monomer selected from the group consisting of (meth)acrylic acid, (meth)acryloxypropionic acid, itaconic acid, aconitic acid, maleic acid, maleic anhydride, fumaric acid, cronotic acid, citraconic acid, maleic anhydride, monomethyl maleate, monomethyl fumarate, monomethyl itaconate, and mixtures thereof; and (b) 40 to 80 weight % of non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated monomers, based on the total weight of the core polymer; wherein the non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated monomers are selected from the group consisting of styrene, vinyltoluene, ethylene, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride acrylonitrile, (meth)acrylamide, methyl (meth)acrylate, ethyl (meth)acrylate, butyl (meth)acrylate, 2-ethylhexyl (meth)acrylate, benzyl (meth)acrylate, lauryl (meth)acrylate, oleyl (meth)acrylate, palmityl (meth)acrylate, stearyl (meth)acrylate, and mixtures thereof; and
(ii) at least one shell polymer comprising polymerized units derived from (a) 55 to 85 weight % of non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated monomers, based on the total weight of the shell polymer; wherein the non-ionic ethylenically unsaturated monomers are selected from the group consisting of vinyl acetate, acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, nitrogen containing ring compound unsaturated monomers, styrene, ?-methylstyrene, vinyltoluene, t-butylstyrene, ethylvinylbenzene, chlorostyrene, 3,5-bis(trifuoromethyl)styrene, ethylenic monomers, methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, ethyl acrylate, ethyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate, butyl methacrylate, isobutyl acrylate, isobutyl methacrylate, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate, dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide and mixtures thereof; and (b) 15 to 45 weight % of polyethylenically unsaturated monomers, based on the total weight of the shell polymer; wherein the polyethylenically unsaturated monomers are selected from the group consisting of di(meth)acrylates, tri(meth)acrylates, tetra(meth)acrylates, polyallylic monomers, diethyleneglycol divinyl ether, divinylbenzene, divinyl ketone, divinylpyridine, divinyl sulfide, divinyl sulfone, divinyltoluene, divinylxylene, glycerol trivinyl ether, trivinylbenzene, 1,2,4-trivinylcyclohexane, N,N?-ethylenebisacrylamide, partially fluorinated ?,?-dienes, trifluoroalkadienes, trifluorodivinylbenzenes, fluorinated divinyl ethers of fluorinated 1,2-ethanediol, acrylate ester of neopentyl glycol monodicyclopentenyl ether, allyl acryloxypropionate, allyl acrylate, allyl methacrylate, crotyl acrylate, crotyl methacrylate, 3-cyclohexenylmethyleneoxyethyl acrylate, 3-cyclohexenylmethyleneoxyethyl methacrylate, dicyclopentadienyloxyethyl acrylate, dicyclopentadienyloxyethyl methacrylate, dicyclopentenyl acrylate, dicyclopentenyl methacrylate, dicyclopentenyloxyethyl acrylate, dicyclo pentenyloxyethyl methacrylate, methacrylate ester of neopentyl glycol monodicyclopentenyl ether, methallyl acrylate, trimethylolpropane diallyl ether mono-acrylate, trimethylolpropane diallyl ether mono-methacrylate, N-allyl acrylamide and mixtures thereof;
wherein the voided latex particles contain a void and have a particle size of from 50 nm to 1000 nm;
(c) inorganic metal oxide particles, wherein the inorganic metal oxide particles are selected from the group consisting of transparent zinc oxide, transparent titanium dioxide and mixtures thereof; and
(d) one or more dermatologically acceptable carriers.
US Pat. No. 10,507,183

CLEAVABLE LIPIDS

Translate Bio, Inc., Lex...

1. A lyophilized pharmaceutical composition comprising a lipid nanoparticle and a lyoprotectant that is trehalose,wherein the lipid nanoparticle comprises
ornithine transcarbamylase mRNA,
a cationic lipid,
a PEG-modified lipid that is DMG-PEG2000,
a non-cationic lipid that is 1,2-dioleyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DOPE), and
a helper lipid that is cholesterol.
US Pat. No. 10,507,185

COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL MATERIAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION THEREOF

INNOVACO PHARMACEUTICALS,...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a composite structural material and one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients, wherein the composite structural material comprises a hydrophobic structural material and a hydrophilic structural material, wherein, the proportion of the hydrophobic structural material to the hydrophilic structural material ranges from 1:0.01 to 1:5; the hydrophilic structural material is a composite hydrophilic structural material comprised of a hydrophilic structural material of high viscosity and a hydrophilic structural material of low viscosity;the proportion of the hydrophilic structural material of high viscosity to the hydrophilic structural material of low viscosity ranges from 1:1 to 1:3;
the active pharmaceutical ingredient is selected from the group consisting of fluvastatin, lovastatin, atorvastatin, and pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
the hydrophobic structural material is selected from the group consisting of carnauba wax, glycerides of C16-C22 fatty acid from at least one of C16-C22 fatty glyceride, C16-C22 fatty diglyceride and C16-C22 fatty monoglyceride, the glyceride of C16-C22 fatty acid is selected from at least one of the following types: glyceryl behenate, diglyceryl behenate, mono glyceryl behenate, and mixtures thereof;
the content of the hydrophobic structural material based on the total weight of the pharmaceutical composition is 16-20%;
the proportion of the composite structural material to the active pharmaceutical ingredient ranges from 1:0.3 to 1:0.7;
and, the pharmaceutical composition is a tablet.
US Pat. No. 10,508,977

WASH SOLUTION AND METHOD TO REMEDIATE LUBRICANT CONTAMINATION

HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborou...

1. A method for removing lubricant contamination from a cytological specimen sample suspended in a collection preservative solution, the method comprising:pelletizing the specimen;
decanting the collection preservative solution to isolate the pelleted specimen;
adding a wash solution to the pelleted specimen, wherein the wash solution comprises a Tris-based alkaline buffer and a basic amino acid;
centrifuging the specimen and wash solution to form a supernatant and cell pellet;
decanting the supernatant to isolate the cell pellet; and
adding a replacement preservative solution to the cell pellet.
US Pat. No. 10,508,214

COATING COMPOSITION AND COATED METAL PLATE, METAL CONTAINER AND METAL CLOSURE COATED WITH THE COATING COMPOSITION

TOKYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDIN...

1. A coating composition consisting essentially of a crosslinking agent, a curing catalyst and a mixed polyester resin, the mixed polyester resin consisting essentially of a mixture of a polyester resin (A) and a polyester resin (B) at a weight ratio (A):(B)=98:2 to 50:50,the polyester resin (A) is a polyester resin provided with an acid value resulting from a ring-opening addition reaction of a compound having one or more carboxylic acid anhydride structures in a molecule, and when a total content of carboxylic acid anhydrides to be used for the ring-opening addition reaction is 100 mol %, 10 mol % or more of the carboxylic acid anhydrides are compounds having two or more carboxylic acid anhydride groups in a molecule, wherein the polyester resin (A) has an acid value of 2 to 45 mg KOH/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 35 to 90° C., and the polyester resin (B) has an acid value of 2 to 40 mg KOH/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of -20 to 25° C.,
the crosslinking agent is a resol type phenolic resin and/or an amino resin, and is incorporated in an amount of 1 to 30 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of a resin solid content of the mixed polyester resin,
the curing catalyst is incorporated in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of a total resin solids content,
the polyester resin (A) has a number average molecular weight of 8,000 to 21,000,
the polyester resin (B) has a number average molecular weight of 5,000 to 25,000,
the mixed polyester resin has a glass transition temperature (Tgmix) calculated from the following Equation (1) of 40 to 80° C.:
1/Tgmix=Wa/Tga+Wb/Tgb . . .   (1)
where Tgmix represents the glass transition temperature (K) of the mixed polyester resin, Tga represents the glass transition temperature (K) of the polyester resin (A), Tgb represents the glass transition temperature (K) of the polyester resin (B), Wa represents a weight fraction of the polyester resin (A), and Wb represents a weight fraction of the polyester resin (B),
the polyester resin (A) comprises a carboxylic acid component selected from the group consisting of aromatic dicarboxylic acids, aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, unsaturated dicarboxylic acids, alicyclic dicarboxylic acids, trivalent or higher valent carboxylic acids and monocarboxylic acids and an alcohol component selected from the group consisting of aliphatic glycols, ether glycols, alicyclic polyalcohols and trivalent or higher valent polyalcohols,
the polyester resin (B) comprises a carboxylic acid component selected from the group consisting of aromatic dicarboxylic acids, aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, unsaturated dicarboxylic acids, alicyclic dicarboxylic acids, trivalent or higher valent carboxylic acids and monocarboxylic acids and an alcohol component selected from the group consisting of aliphatic glycols, ether glycols, alicyclic polyalcohols and trivalent or higher valent polyalcohols, and
the polyesters (A) and (B) are non-crystalline polyesters.
US Pat. No. 10,507,191

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING INFECTIONS

INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A system for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) wherein said system comprises a tube that is adapted for receiving a chlorhexidine gluconate solution from a reservoir containing said solution and said tube is further adapted to deliver the chlorhexidine gluconate solution to a site in a subject where surgery is being performed, wherein said system further comprises at least one tube for an optical component and/or for removal of fluids; wherein said system further comprises a reservoir containing a solution of 0.1% or less of chlorhexidine gluconate; wherein said reservoir is operably connected to said tube; and wherein said chlorhexidine gluconate solution consists of an aqueous solution of chlorhexidine gluconate and water.
US Pat. No. 10,511,031

CORROSION RESISTANT BARRIER LAYER FOR A SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL STACK AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. An interconnect for a fuel cell stack, comprisingan interconnect body having an air surface having air flow channels and ribs and a fuel surface having fuel flow channels and ribs;
an electrically conductive contact layer located on the air surface of the interconnect, the electrically conductive contact layer containing at least one of Co and Mn; and
a first layer located over the electrically conductive contact layer, the first layer comprising:
at least 45 wt. % silica (SiO2);
at least 5 wt. % potassium oxide (K2O);
at least 2 wt. % calcium oxide (CaO);
5 wt. % or less barium oxide (BaO);
greater than zero wt. % boron trioxide (B2O3);
25 wt. % or less alumina (Al2O3); and
30 wt. % or less zirconia (ZrO2) on an oxide weight basis.
US Pat. No. 10,507,193

ULTRA LOW DOSE DOXEPIN AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME TO TREAT SLEEP DISORDERS

Currax Pharmaceuticals LL...

1. A composition comprising doxepin, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a dosage of about 0.0001 milligrams to about 0.4 milligrams.
US Pat. No. 10,507,194

METHODS FOR TREATING OBESITY

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF L...

1. A mouthwash composition comprising orlistat in an amount effective treat overweight or obesity in a subject, wherein said orlistat mouthwash contains about 1 mg to about 200 mg orlistat.
US Pat. No. 10,508,221

AQUEOUS LOW ABRASIVE SILICA SLURRY AND AMINE CARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOSITIONS FOR USE IN SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEM

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. An aqueous chemical mechanical planarization polishing composition comprising an abrasive of one or more dispersions of colloidal silica particles having one or more aminosilane compounds bonded to a surface of the colloidal silica particles, wherein the one or more dispersions of a plurality of colloidal silica particles has a zeta potential of from +5 to +50 mV at the pH of the composition, and at least one amine heterocycle carboxylic acid having an isolectric point (pI) from 3 to 4.5, a cationic polymer comprising a diallyldialkylamine salt having a cationic nitrogen, a diallylamine salt having a cationic amine group or a diallylalkylamine salt having a cationic amine group, and one or more compounds containing two quaternary ammonium groups, the composition has a pH of from 2.5 to 5.3, and, further wherein, the amount of the abrasive particles as solids, ranges from 0.01 to 20 wt. %, based on the total weight of the composition, and the composition is free of oxidizer compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,507,198

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Tyme, Inc., Wilmington, ...

1. A method for treating cancer in a patient comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of:a) a tyrosine hydroxylase inhibitor that is methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2-chloro-4 hydroxyphenyl) propanoate, D-tyrosine ethyl ester hydrochloride, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2,6-dichloro-3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) propanoate H-D-Tyr(TBU)-allyl ester HCl, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4,5-dimethoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2-chloro-3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(4-[(2-chloro-6-fluorophenyl) methoxy] phenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2-chloro-3,4-dimethoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-5-fluoro-4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate, diethyl 2-(acetylamino)-2-(4-[(2-chloro-6-fluorobenzyl) oxy] benzyl malonate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4-methoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-5-methoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2,6-dichloro-3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl) propanoate, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate, H-DL-tyr-OMe HCl, H-3,5-diiodo-tyr-OMe HCl, H-D-3,5-diiodo-tyr-OMe HCl, H-D-tyr-OMe HCl, (2R)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propionic acid, (2R)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) methyl ester hydrochloride, methyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate hydrochloride, methyl (2R)-2-azanyl-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propanoate hydrochloride, 3-chloro-L-tyrosine, 3-nitro-L-tyrosine, 3-nitro-L-tyrosine ethyl ester hydrochloride, DL-m-tyrosine, DL-o-tyrosine, Boc-Tyr(3,5I2)-OSu, Fmoc-tyr(3-NO2)—OH, and ?-methyl-DL-tyrosine;
b) melanin, a melanin promoter that is methoxsalen or melanotan II, or a combination of melanin, methoxsalen and melanotan II;
c) a p450 3A4 promoter that is 5,5-diphenylhydantoin, valproic acid, or carbamazepine; and
d) a leucine aminopeptidase inhibitor that is N-[(2S,3R)-3-amino-2-hydroxy-4-phenylbutyryl]-L-leucine, or rapamycin; andwherein said cancer is metastatic cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,508,222

POLISHING COMPOSITION AND POLISHING METHOD USING SAME

FUJIMI INCORPORATED, Kiy...

1. A method for preparing a polishing composition comprising:preparing colloidal silica in which a sulfonic acid is immobilized;
mixing the colloidal silica, in which a sulfonic acid is immobilized, with water to obtain a polishing composition; and
adjusting the pH of the obtained polishing composition to 6 or less,
wherein said preparing colloidal silica in which a sulfonic acid is immobilized includes:
coupling a silane coupling agent having a thiol group to colloidal silica having a primary particle size of 5 nm or more and 100 nm or less and an average degree of association of 1.2 or more and 4.0 or less; and
oxidizing the thiol group of the silane coupling agent coupled to the colloidal silica.
US Pat. No. 10,507,199

MOLECULES IN THE TRYPTOPHAN-5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN-SEROTONIN-NAS-MELATONIN/6-HYDROXYMELATONIN SULFATE-MELATONIN RECEPTOR 1A PATHWAY IN NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES

1. A method of diagnosing and treating a newborn subject who is suspected of having hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), the method comprising:providing a sample comprising urine from the subject;
determining a level of one or more melatonin pathway agents selected from the group consisting of melatonin, tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), serotonin, and melatonin receptor 1A (MT1) in the sample;
identifying a subject who has a level of the agent below a reference level; and
administering a treatment for HIE to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,507,200

THERAPEUTICS COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HARMINE AND ISOVANILLIN COMPONENTS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Ankh Life Sciences Limite...

1. A method of killing or inhibiting the growth of cancer cells selected from the group consisting of lung and lymphoma cells, comprising the step of administering to a patient a composition comprising a quantity of a harmine component selected from the group consisting of harmine, and the esters, metal complexes, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, with a quantity of a isovanillin component selected from the group consisting of vanillin, isovanillin, and mixtures thereof, and the esters, metal complexes, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the foregoing, said composition in a dosage form selected from the group consisting of gels, suspensions, solids, tablets, pills, and capsules, said harmine component and said isovanillin component being selected and present in amounts to provide anti-cancer synergy for the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,507,460

FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING CATALYSTS FOR INCREASING BUTYLENE YIELDS

BASF CORPORATION, Florha...

1. A microspherical fluid catalytic cracking catalyst comprising Y-zeolite and barium ion, wherein the Y-zeolite comprises a Y-zeolite unit cell having an ion exchange site III, and the Y-zeolite unit cell comprises barium ion at the ion exchange site III.
US Pat. No. 10,509,252

POLYMER FILM, AND LIGHT DIFFUSION FILM COMPRISING SAME FOR DISPLAY

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polymer film, wherein the film surface has an arithmetic average roughness Ra of 0.63 ?m to 1.80 ?m, a root mean square roughness Rq of 0.76 ?m to 2.40 ?m and a mean height Rc of the roughness curve element of 2.45 ?m to 7.20 ?m,wherein the number of valley parts of the polymer film is 2500 to 8000, and the valley part refers to recessed parts of the polymer film having an uneven profile,
with the proviso that when an image of an area having a horizontal length of 2457.6 ?m and a vertical length of 1843.2 ?m of the surface of the polymer film is fractionated into smaller unit regions of 3.84×3.84 (?m2/pixel), the black portions in the image having a monochrome density value less than a threshold in these unit regions based on the density criteria are defined as the valleys,
said threshold being set such that the number of unit regions identified as valleys are 20% of the total number in the entire unit region of the image, and
the valley part refers to a region of aggregated valleys that is surrounded by unit regions that are not identified as the valley;
wherein the number of valley parts counted in the image is defined as the number of valley parts, and
wherein the proportion of the number of valley parts having an area of 300 ?m2 or less is 75 to 90% of the total number of valley parts.
US Pat. No. 10,507,205

METHODS OF TREATING OPIATE DEPENDENCY AND PREVENTING NON-ORAL OPIATE ABUSE AMONG OPIATE ADDICTS

Purdue Pharmaceutical Pro...

1. A method of treating an opiate-dependent or heroin-dependent individual in need of substitution therapy, the method comprising orally administering to the individual in need of such therapy an effective amount of an oral dosage form, the oral dosage form comprising a non-separable combination of morphine sulfate pentahydrate, and naloxone hydrochloride dihydrate, wherein the naloxone hydrochloride dihydrate is present at 1 mg per 100 mg of morphine sulfate pentahydrate, wherein the oral dosage form contains 2 mg of naloxone hydrochloride dihydrate, and wherein the morphine sulfate pentahydrate is formulated for sustained release.
US Pat. No. 10,507,462

METHODS FOR CATALYST STRIPPING

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A method of stripping and cooling a catalyst comprising:feeding a spent catalyst having absorbed volatile hydrocarbons to an upper stripping zone operating at upper stripping zone conditions;
passing a first gas stream comprising gas to the upper stripping zone, thereby generating a stripped catalyst;
passing the stripped catalyst to a lower cooling zone operating at lower cooling zone conditions that are less severe than the upper stripping zone conditions; and
passing a second gas stream comprising gas to the lower cooling zone, thereby generating a stripped and cooled catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,507,207

NON-NUCLEOSIDIC INHIBITORS OF REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE AS ANTAGONISTS OF CELL PROLIFERATION AND INDUCERS OF CELL DIFFERENTIATION

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SAN...

1. A method to treat a subject comprising the step of administering to a subject identified as having a tumor selected from the group consisting of a carcinoma, a fibro-sarcoma and an osteo-sarcoma an effective amount of at least a compound selected from the group consisting of, nevirapine, efavirenz, delavirdine, and corresponding salts of nevirapine, efavirenz, and delavirdine to exhibit an anti-tumor action.
US Pat. No. 10,507,208

COMPOSITIONS, PACKAGED PHARMACEUTICALS, AND METHODS OF USING HEDGEHOG PATHWAY MODULATORS FOR THE SENSITIZATION OF RESISTANT TUMORS

1. A method of treating cancer consisting of:administering to a mammalian subject a hedgehog pathway modulator,
wherein the hedgehog pathway modulator is Itraconazole, and
administering to the mammalian subject a single chemotherapeutic agent,
wherein the chemotherapeutic agent is Vincristine or Docetaxel;
wherein the mammalian subject suffers from cancer,
wherein Itraconazole is administered at a concentration of 0.1 micro molar to 10 micro molar,
wherein the effect of Vincristine or Docetaxel on a cancer cell is ten-fold or greater than would be in the absence of Itraconazole.
US Pat. No. 10,507,210

KINASE INHIBITOR PRODRUG FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

Auckland UniServices Limi...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, [(E)-4-[[4-(3-bromo-4-chloroanilino)pyrido[3,4-d]pyrimidin-6-yl]amino]-4-oxobut-2-enyl]-dimethyl-[(3-methyl-5-nitroimidazol-4-yl)methyl]azanium bromide,wherein said cancer is characterized by wild-type activity of the EGFR protein.
US Pat. No. 10,511,054

COMPOUNDS WITH MIXED ANIONS AS SOLID LI-ION CONDUCTORS

1. A solid-state lithium ion electrolyte, comprising:a composite material of formula (I);
in an anionic framework capable of conducting lithium ions:
Li7-nxMxBr3O2  (I)
wherein
M is a +2 or +3 cation,
0 n is 2 or 3,
a mole % content of M is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 10 mole % based on total moles of lithium and M, and
an activation energy for lithium ion migration in the solid state lithium ion electrolyte is 0.5 eV or less.

US Pat. No. 10,512,200

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ABSORBER AND MOLDED ARTICLE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ABSORBER

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. An electromagnetic wave absorber, comprising:a first layer being a dielectric layer or a magnetic layer; and
a conductive layer provided on at least one surface of the first layer, wherein the conductive layer has a sheet resistance of 100?/? or less after the electromagnetic wave absorber is exposed to an environment having a temperature of 85° C. and a relative humidity of 85% for 1000 hours,
the electromagnetic wave absorber has a flexural rigidity of 5000 MPa·mm4 or less, and
an amount of reflection and absorption of a 76-GHz millimeter wave measured according to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) R 1679 after an exposure to an environment having a temperature of 85° C. and a relative humidity of 85% for 1000 hours is 15 dB or more.

US Pat. No. 10,512,169

GLAZING EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE DEVICE POSSESSING AN IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO TEMPERATURE CYCLING TESTS

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A glazing consisting of a substrate at least one portion of which comprises an electrically conductive element, said conductive element comprising an electrical connector made of chromium-containing steel, which electrical connector is soldered with a solder based on tin, silver and copper to an electrically conductive track, wherein the electrically conductive track, which is silver-based, has a resistivity measured at 25° C. lower than or equal to 3.5 ??·cm and a porosity level lower than 20%, said porosity level being measured by scanning electron microscopy from a cross section through the portion of the substrate comprising the electrically conductive track and having been polished beforehand by ion milling.

US Pat. No. 10,512,159

DRIVING SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING PROCESS, AND MICRO-LED ARRAY LIGHT-EMITTING BACKLIGHT MODULE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

8. A manufacturing method of driving substrates, comprising:forming a first metal layer;
forming an insulation supporting layer;
forming a first high-reflection layer;
forming a second high-reflection layer;
respectively etching the first metal layer and the second metal layer to form metal wire patterns;
forming a second high-reflection layer; and
removing the second high-reflection layer on a surface of a second electrode pad.

US Pat. No. 10,512,157

ELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING AMBIENT LIGHT SENSORS WITH ELECTROSTATIC SHIELDS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a transparent member having an optical component window;
a support structure having a surface facing the transparent member;
a light detector integrated circuit coupled to the support structure;
an electrostatic shield layer on the surface that is configured to shield the light detector; and
optical components in the support structure between the light detector and the transparent member.

US Pat. No. 10,512,154

GROUNDING STRUCTURE FOR CIRCUIT BOARD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A grounding structure for a circuit board comprising:a circuit board having a reference potential terminal on a lower surface thereof and a plurality of through-holes therein;
a plate-shaped connection member on an upper surface of the circuit board and having a through-hole therein, the connection member electrically connected to the reference potential terminal of the circuit board;
an earth member below a lower surface of the circuit board; and
a screw engaging with the earth member and penetrating the through-holes in the connection member and the circuit board so as to fix the connection member and the circuit board to the earth member, the screw electrically connecting the connection member with the earth member,
the connection member having first and second protruding portions protruding toward the lower surface of the circuit board and engaging with the circuit board, the first protruding portion preventing rotation of the connection member due to rotation of the screw, and
wherein a protruded length of the first protruding portion is smaller than a thickness of the circuit board, and the first protruding portion is provided adjacent to an end surface of the circuit board, and
the connection member is directly connected to the reference potential terminal of the circuit board only by a solder connection to the second protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,512,151

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SELF-REGULATED COOLING TO AVOID HOT-SPOT HEATING

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
a circuit board mounted on the housing, comprising a control module and a heating element;
a first magnetic component mounted on the circuit board, and electrically connected to the control module; and
a heat dissipation assembly, comprising:
a first heat dissipation component, comprising a first support rotatably mounted on the housing, a first heat-conducting board slidably mounted on the first support, an elastic component mounted on the first support, and a second magnetic component mounted on the first support;
a second heat dissipation component, comprising a second support rotatably mounted on the housing and a second heat-conducting board slidably mounted on the second support; and
a connecting assembly, movably connected to the first support and the second support;
wherein when the first magnetic component is powered on by the control module, the first magnetic component attracts the second magnetic component to drive the first support toward the circuit board, and the first heat-conducting board and the second heat-conducting board are closed together to cover the heating element; and
wherein when the first magnetic component is powered off by the control module, the elastic component pushes the first support away from the circuit board, and the first heat-conducting board and the second heat-conducting board separate from each other to expose the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,512,132

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HORTICULTURAL LIGHTING WITH CURRENT SHARING

Illum Horticulture LLC, ...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a plurality of LED channels coupled to a current node and configured to receive a current signal from the current node; and
a processor coupled to each of the plurality of LED channels and configured to allow each of the plurality of LED channels to receive the current signal at mutually exclusive time slots within a time period during a first mode of operation and configured to allow each of the plurality of LED channels to concurrently receive the current signal during a second mode of operation, wherein the processor transitions from the first mode of operation to the second mode of operation when a duration of each of the mutually exclusive time slots are within a percentage range of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,512,131

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BLEEDER CONTROL RELATED TO LIGHTING EMITTING DIODES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for controlling one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a bleeder configured to receive a rectified voltage generated by a rectifying bridge; and
a dimmer detector configured to:
receive an input voltage generated by a voltage divider, the voltage divider being configured to receive the rectified voltage, the input voltage indicating a magnitude of the rectified voltage;
determine whether or not the rectified voltage is associated with a TRIAC dimmer; and
output a control signal to the bleeder;
wherein the dimmer detector is further configured to determine that the rectified voltage is associated with a TRIAC dimmer if a first time duration for the rectified voltage to increase from a first voltage to a second voltage is smaller than a first predetermined duration or a second time duration for the rectified voltage to decrease from the second voltage to the first voltage is smaller than a second predetermined duration;
wherein the dimmer detector is further configured to:
generate the control signal to turn on the bleeder if the rectified voltage is determined to be associated with a TRIAC dimmer so that the bleeder generates a first current, the first current being larger than zero in magnitude; and
generate the control signal to turn off the bleeder if the rectified voltage is determined not to be associated with any TRIAC dimmer so that the bleeder does not generate the first current.

US Pat. No. 10,512,124

WARPAGE CONTROL IN THE PACKAGING OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An apparatus comprising:a vacuum boat comprising:
an air-penetration layer as a top portion of the vacuum boat, wherein the vacuum boat encloses an inner space, wherein the air-penetration layer has a plurality of hole groups penetrating through the air-penetration layer, wherein each hole in the plurality of hole groups comprises a straight sidewall extending from a top most surface of the air-penetration layer to the inner space, wherein the plurality of hole groups are spaced apart from each other by a first spacing, and holes inside each of the plurality of hole groups are spaced apart from each other by a second spacing smaller than the first spacing, and the air-penetration layer has a top surface comprising:
first portions interconnecting the holes in a same one of the plurality of hole groups, wherein each of the first portions extends from a first hole to a second hole in the same one of the plurality of hole groups; and
second portions interconnecting the plurality of hole groups, wherein the first portions and the second portions of the top surface of the air-penetration layer are coplanar;
an outlet connected to the inner space through a sidewall portion of the vacuum boat;
a thermal insulation layer, wherein the thermal insulation layer is underlying the inner space; and
a valve connected to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,512,123

MOTOR VEHICLE WIPER SYSTEM

1. A motor vehicle wiper system, comprising:at least two windscreen wipers, including a first windscreen wiper and a second windscreen wiper;
a heating device comprising a first heating element for heating the first windscreen wiper and a second heating element for heating the second windscreen wiper;
an electrical supply device for supplying electricity to the first and second heating elements; and
a control module configured to delay, when the heating device is activated, the electricity supply to the second heating element compared to the electricity supply to the first heating element, by a pause duration ?t;
a single electrical circuit configured to electrically connect the first heating element, second heating element, and the electrical supply device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,119

SHARED RESOURCE CAPACITY AMONG DEVICES

GreatCall, Inc., San Die...

1. A communications device, comprising:a wide area communications interface;
a local wireless communications interface;
processor;
memory; and
a battery configured to power the wide area communications interface, the local wireless communications interface, the processor, and the memory, wherein the memory holds instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the communications device to:
detect a first event occurring in the operation of the communications device;
establish a connection with a second device via the local wireless communications interface;
send, via the local wireless communication interface directly to the second device, a request for the second device to perform a particular function on behalf of the communications device, wherein the particular function comprises sending a report of the first event to an operator of a mobile personal emergency response service, and wherein the communications device does not contact the operator of the mobile personal emergency response service in relation to the request sent to the second device;
receive, via the local wireless communication interface from the second device, an indication that the second device will perform the particular function on behalf of the communications device;
receive, via the local wireless communication interface directly from a third device, a request for the communications device to perform a particular function on behalf of the third device, wherein the particular function comprises sending a report of a second event occurring in the operation of the third device;
send, via the local wireless communication interface from the communications device to the third device, an indication that the communications device will perform the particular function on behalf of the third device; and
send, via the wide area communications interface, to the operator of a mobile personal emergency response service, a report of the second event occurring in the operation of the third device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,117

COMPUTER PROGRAM, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, FIRST TRANSMISSION POINT AND METHOD PERFORMED THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first transmission point for estimating a channel quality gain of a wireless device served by the first transmission point in a wireless communication network, wherein the first transmission point coordinates transmissions with a second transmission point in the wireless communication network, the method comprising:estimating the channel quality gain based on whether a first cell specific reference signal (CRS) configuration of the first transmission point is using radio resources for a first CRS that are colliding or not with radio resources used for a second CRS of a second CRS configuration of the second transmission point in the wireless communication network, and a utilization of frequency resources by the second transmission point, wherein the frequency resources include Physical Resource Blocks (PRBs), and wherein the estimating the channel quality gain comprises using a colliding parameter indicating that the first CRS configuration of the first transmission point is using the radio resources for the first CRS that are colliding or not with the radio resources used for the second CRS of the second CRS configuration of the second transmission point in the wireless communication network, which colliding parameter equals one for a non-shifted case of CRS and is a sum of allocated number of scheduling blocks for all scheduled wireless devices by the second transmission point divided by a total system bandwidth of the second transmission point, for a shifted case of CRS; and
performing link adaptation and scheduling data for the wireless device based on the estimated channel quality gain.

US Pat. No. 10,512,114

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOGGING INFORMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting at least one preamble for a random access;
transmitting a first radio resource control (RRC) connection request message;
starting a timer associated with an RRC connection setup;
based on an expiry of the timer, setting first information indicating whether a maximum power level was used for a last transmitted preamble of the at least one transmitted preamble;
transmitting a second RRC connection request message;
transmitting an RRC connection setup complete message including second information indicating an availability of radio link failure related measurements in case that an RRC connection setup message is received; and
transmitting a UE information response message including the first information in case that a UE information request message is received.

US Pat. No. 10,512,110

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC WATCH, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wireless communication method comprising:notifying a wireless communication device of application identification information on a local device;
obtaining, from the wireless communication device, the application identification information stored in a memory of the wireless communication device when connecting to the wireless communication device; and
controlling a connection so as to maintain the connection when the application identification information obtained from the wireless communication device matches the application identification information on the local device, and to disconnect the connection when the application identification information obtained from the wireless communication device does not match the application identification information on the local device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,105

METHOD FOR OPERATING A FAST RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a Random Access Preamble (RAP) including a first RAP identifier (ID) to an e-NodeB (eNB);
starting monitoring of a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) addressed by a Random Access-Radio Network Temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) during a Random Access Response (RAR) window;
receiving, from the eNB, an indicator including at least one RAP ID,
wherein one of the at least one RAP ID matches the first RAP ID, and
wherein the indicator informs the UE that the RAP was not successfully decoded or received by the eNB; and
stopping monitoring of the PDCCH addressed by the RA-RNTI upon receiving the indicator before an end of the RAR window,
wherein the indicator is received using a MAC PDU,
wherein the MAC PDU contains a MAC header and a RAP ID MAC CE including a bitmap, and
wherein a field in the bitmap indicates the first RAP ID.

US Pat. No. 10,512,101

METHOD FOR TERMINAL FOR CARRYING OUT CARRIER AGGREGATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL UTILIZING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a transmission of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE), which is configured with carrier aggregation (CA), and comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first downlink grant and a second downlink grant,
wherein the first downlink grant and the second downlink grant are downlink grants for one specific cell; and
performing transmission of the PUCCH for one of the first downlink grant and the second downlink grant based on which of the first downlink grant and the second downlink grant is a valid downlink grant,
wherein the first downlink grant and the second downlink grant are downlink grants within a bundling window,
wherein the first downlink grant and the second downlink grant are detected on a first subframe in the bundling window,
wherein when a value of a downlink assignment index (DAI) for the first downlink grant is 1 and a value of a DAI for the second grant is 2, the UE determines that the first downlink grant is the valid downlink grant and the UE performs the transmission of the PUCCH for the first downlink grant which is the valid downlink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,512,091

DATA COMMUNICATIONS OVER A DISTRIBUTED MULTI-CORE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless base station in a multi-core data communication network, the method comprising:the wireless base station wirelessly receiving a first Radio Resource Control (RRC) message having a Vehicle-to-X (V2X) service indicator from a first User Equipment (UE) and responsively transferring a first UE message for the first UE to a first network core that serves the first UE with the V2X service responsive to the first UE message;
the wireless base station wirelessly receiving a second RRC message having a text/multimedia messaging service indicator from a second UE and responsively transferring a second UE message for the second UE to a second network core that serves the second UE with the text/multimedia messaging service responsive to the second UE message; and
the wireless base station wirelessly receiving a third RRC message having a video conferencing service indicator from a third UE and responsively transferring a third UE message for the third UE to a third network core that serves the third UE with the video conferencing service responsive to the third UE message.

US Pat. No. 10,512,090

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:a short-range receiver configured to
designate, as a reception channel, (i) a control channel or (ii) one of a plurality of service channels, the control channel and the service channels having mutually different frequencies,
receive, under a control channel designated state in which the control channel is designated as the reception channel, a service start informational item containing an informational item identifying the service channel from a service provider station, and
receive, under a service channel designated state in which the service channel is designated as the reception channel, a service execution informational item to execute a service from the service provider station;
a channel switcher circuit configured to switch between the control channel and the service channel in designating as the reception channel;
a collision determiner circuit configured to determine presence of a plurality of service provider stations and a collision of a plurality of service start informational items transmitted by the respective service provider stations
based on (i) that a service execution informational item is received under the service channel designated state, and simultaneously (ii) that a reception error is detected under the control channel designated state; and
a collision notice processor circuit configured to transmit a signal collision notice, the signal collision notice being sent with service execution information and the signal collision notice representing the collision of the plurality of service start informational items from a predetermined notice transmitter to (i) the service provider station or (ii) a management apparatus informing the service provider station of a notice indicating the collision of the service start informational items,
based on that the collision determiner circuit determines the collision of the plurality of service start informational items transmitted by the respective service provider stations;
wherein the service provider station uses information from the signal collision notice to change a clock time to start the transmission of the service start informational items at random within a control channel time zone of the control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,512,083

CONTROL METHOD AND MANAGEMENT APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A control method applied to a mobile communication system, comprising the steps of:transmitting, by a first management apparatus included in a first network allocated with a first frequency band, to a second network allocated with a second frequency band, an allocation request signal for requesting allocation of a part of the second frequency band to the first network, wherein the allocation request signal is generated on the basis of a usage state of the first frequency band, the first network and the second network are included in the mobile communication system;
in response to receiving the allocation request signal, determining, by a second management apparatus included in the second network, on the basis of a usage state of the second frequency band, a bandwidth to be allocated to the first network out of the second frequency band and an allocated frequency band corresponding to the bandwidth;
managing, by the second management apparatus, as unavailable, the allocated frequency band out of the second frequency band;
transmitting, by the second management apparatus, an allocation request response signal including information indicating the allocated frequency band, to the first network; and
managing, by the first management apparatus, on the basis of the information indicating the allocated frequency band and being included in the allocation request response signal, the allocated frequency band as available in the first network, wherein
the usage state of the first frequency band includes a usage state of a frequency band in a first area formed by one or more cells accommodated in a first base station included in the first network, and
the control method further comprises:
using, by the first management apparatus, the allocated frequency band in the first area;
detecting, by the first management apparatus, interference in the first area where the allocated frequency band is used; and
in response to the interference being detected, transmitting, by the first management apparatus, to the second network, a re-allocation request signal including information indicating the first area where the interference is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,512,068

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HIERARCHICAL MODULATION OF DATA STREAMS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for hierarchical modulation of two data streams transmitted from a user device in a communication network, the method comprising:identifying a plurality of data streams as candidates for hierarchical modulation;
determining each of the data streams as a base layer data stream candidate, an enhanced layer data stream candidate, or both the base layer data stream candidate and the enhanced layer data stream candidate;
adding each of the data streams into either a first candidate list as the base layer data stream candidate or a second candidate list as the enhanced layer data steam candidate or both the first candidate list and the second candidate list, wherein the first candidate list comprises a data stream modulated under a least robust modulation and a data stream modulated under an intermediate modulation and the second candidate list comprises a data stream modulated under the intermediate modulation and a most robust modulation;
sending, via a transceiver in the user device, a request for uplink bandwidth to an access node in the communication network;
receiving, via the transceiver, an uplink bandwidth allocation provided in a downlink channel from the access node;
multiplexing, at the user device, a base layer data stream and an enhanced layer data stream into a first single multiplexed data stream by selecting a data stream from the first candidate list for the base layer data stream and by selecting a data stream from the second candidate list for the enhanced layer data stream; and
transmitting, via the transceiver, the single multiplexed data stream to the access node in the uplink bandwidth allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,512,067

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal that communicates with a radio base station by means of carrier aggregation using a plurality of component carriers (CCs), the user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives downlink (DL) signals transmitted from each of the CCs;
a transmitter that transmits uplink (UL) signals; and
a processor that, when the user terminal is configured with a secondary CC where listen-before-talk (LBT) is applied before transmission and when the user terminal receives downlink control information for scheduling the UL signal in the secondary CC, computes Power Headroom (PH) irrespective of a listening result of the LBT,
wherein the processor computes the PH based on a case in which the user terminal transmits the UL signal by a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH), and
when the receiver receives the downlink control information, the processor controls not to detect a Physical Hybrid-ARQ Indicator Channel (PHICH) in the secondary CC.

US Pat. No. 10,512,066

METHODS AND NODES RELATING TO AUTOMATIC NEIGHBOUR DETECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a first radio network node, for automatic neighbour detection, wherein the method comprises:selecting a user equipment from a group of user equipments to assist with the automatic neighbour detection,
selecting a sequence for representing an uplink signal from a set of uplink synchronization sequences, responsive to multiple automatic neighbour detections in progress,
transmitting a request to a core network node for initiation of the automatic neighbour detection, wherein the request comprises an indication about the sequence,
transmitting, to the user equipment, an instruction to transmit the uplink signal, wherein the instruction comprises the indication about the sequence, and
receiving a message relating to whether at least one second radio network node is neighbouring to the first radio network node.

US Pat. No. 10,512,057

POSITIONING OF A MOBILE DEVICE USING AN ENHANCED EXCHANGE OF CAPABILITIES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of positioning by a mobile device, comprising:receiving, by a transceiver, a request capabilities message from a server;
determining, by a processor, one or more capabilities of the mobile device, wherein the one or more capabilities of the mobile device include at least one of information for at least one internal signaling path of the mobile device or information for a coverage enhancement level of the mobile device, and wherein determining one or more capabilities of the mobile device comprises determining an internal signaling path from a plurality of internal signaling paths of the mobile device based on a type of signal received, wherein the internal signaling path includes a type of antenna used to receive the type of signal, and the information for the at least one internal signaling path comprises an internal delay of the at least one internal signaling path;
sending, by the transceiver, a first response message to the server, wherein the first response message includes the one or more capabilities of the mobile device;
receiving, by the transceiver, a request for location measurements from the server based at least in part on the one or more capabilities of the mobile device;
obtaining, by the transceiver and the processor, the location measurements; and
sending, by the transceiver, a second response message to the server, wherein the second response message comprises the location measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,512,053

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY HIBERNATING AND RESTARTING A NODE OF AN APPLICATION INSTANCE

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system for selectively hibernating and restarting execution of a node of an application instance on a first server of a plurality of servers in a distributed computing environment, the system comprising:a memory; and
a processor,
wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
receive server usage data from a watcher for each of the plurality of servers, wherein the server usage data is received on a per-server basis for the plurality of servers is utilized to generate performance models;
determine an appropriate level of provisioning available for a plurality of different types of application instances to be executed on the plurality of servers based on the server usage data, the performance models, or a combination thereof;
determine that a criterion for hibernation of the node is satisfied based on the server usage data for the first server;
hibernate the node when the criterion is satisfied, the instructions to hibernate including instructions to suspend execution of the node on the first server and initiate execution of a listener using a network port to reserve the node used before the suspension;
receive, by the listener, a request from a client for the application instance;
provide a redirect page indicating that the application instance is in hibernation;
receive an input from the client at the redirect page indicating that the client is authorized to access the application instance;
request the hibernated node be restarted based on the client being authorized to access the application instance;
responsive to the request and a determination that the first server has a predefined amount of resources to permit execution of the node, restart execution of the node, wherein the determination that the first server has the predefined amount of resources is based on the server usage data;
redirect the client to the application instance upon the node restarting; and
responsive to a determination that the first server does not have the predefined amount of resources based on the server usage data to permit execution of the node, initiate an instance move of the application instance to a different server of the plurality of servers.

US Pat. No. 10,512,048

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RADIO CELL SYNCHRONIZATION

Ceva D.S.P Ltd., Herzlia...

13. A computer implemented method for radio cell synchronization, the method comprising:performing, by a processor, symbol-length cross-correlations between an expected narrow-band primary wireless signal (NPSS) symbol and sub-segments of a signal segment, the sub-segments having a time duration of the expected NPSS symbol;
performing, by the processor, symbol-wise correlations between the symbol-length cross-correlation results;
calculating, by the processor, a cost function based on the results of the symbol-wise correlations;
accumulating, by the processor, the cost functions across a plurality of signal segments; and
determining, by the processor, a coarse synchronization point and a carrier frequency of the synchronization signal based on the accumulated cost functions.

US Pat. No. 10,512,036

SECONDARY BASE STATION CHANGE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, at least one first message indicating a first secondary base station addition request for a wireless device, wherein the at least one first message comprising a base station identifier of a third base station that the second base station has a backhaul interface with;
transmitting, by the first base station to the second base station, a second message indicating an acceptance of the first secondary base station addition request;
receiving, by the first base station from the wireless device, a measurement report for one or more cells of the third base station;
determining, by the first base station, a secondary base station change for the wireless device to the third base station based on the measurement report and the at least one first message; and
transmitting, by the first base station to the second base station, a third message indicating a request of the secondary base station change, wherein the third message comprises the base station identifier of the third base station.

US Pat. No. 10,512,034

SENSOR PROVISIONING IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:determining, at a gateway, that no neighboring gateway is present;
in response to determining that no neighboring gateway is present, starting, by the gateway, a sensor discovery process, wherein the sensor discovery process comprises:
measuring signal strengths from a plurality of sensors;
based on the measured signal strengths, identifying a sensor from the plurality of sensors to be paired with the gateway; and
in response to identifying the sensor, pairing the gateway and the sensor to establish a secured connection between the gateway and the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,512,026

TECHNIQUE FOR MEDIATION IN A RESIDENTIAL NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

7. A mediation device belonging to a residential network, said device comprising:a software abstraction module offering an abstraction service of a technique for controlling access to the underlying media;
a receiving module, arranged for receiving a request to join the residential network from a second device via a wireless communication channel;
a verification module, arranged for verifying whether the second device is capable of executing said software abstraction module;
a control module, arranged for allocating an address for identifying the second device in the residential network according to a format compatible with the execution of the software abstraction module and for triggering an execution of the software abstraction module by the mediation device as a proxy of the second device, when the second device is not capable of executing said software abstraction module.

US Pat. No. 10,512,025

ACTIVITY MODE FOR A CELLULAR CONNECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a device that is configured to establish a network connection to a network, the device located with a user:
determining a status of the user, the status indicating an activity state or a non-activity state of the user;
when the status indicates the activity state, activating an activity mode on the device that restricts select types of mobile data traffic and tracks at least one parameter corresponding to a motion of the device that is related to the user performing an activity; and
identifying a predetermined condition based on the at least one parameter corresponding to the motion of the device that is related to the user performing the activity, wherein during the activity mode the device restricts further types of mobile data traffic based on identifying the predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,512,022

TERMINAL APPARATUS, RELAY TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A relay User Equipment (UE) comprising:transmitting and receiving circuitry configured for:
receiving, from an another UE being in proximity to the relay UE, identification information of a service that the relay UE provides,
transmitting, to the another UE, a response message containing the identification information of the service that the relay UE provides, based on the reception of the identification information of the service that the relay UE provides, and
initiating a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection establishment procedure by a transmission of a PDN connectivity request message to a Mobile Management Entity (MME) in a core network, after the reception of the identification information of the service; and
a controller configured for establishing a PDN connection for relaying a communication between the another UE and a PDN based on the PDN connection establishment procedure,wherein:the transmitting and receiving circuitry is further configured for relaying a communication between the another UE and the PDN by using the PDN connection after the PDN connection establishment procedure,
the relay UE has a function for providing a connectivity for the another UE, and
the response message is usable by the another UE to select the relay UE providing the PDN connection.

US Pat. No. 10,512,020

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ACCESS NETWORK SELECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of selecting an access network for a user equipment, UE, amongst a plurality of access networks, the method comprising the steps of:defining at an Access Network Discovery and Selection Function, ANDSF, server an ANDSF rule to be applied for selection of an access network between a first and a second access network, wherein the ANDSF rule comprises a validity condition to be fulfilled for the ANDSF rule to be applied, wherein the validity condition comprises a validity location area and a validity trajectory towards the validity location area, and wherein the validity trajectory comprises a list with one or more previous location areas;
transmitting the ANDSF rule, which comprises the validity location area and the validity trajectory, from the ANDSF server to an ANDSF client of the UE;
tracking, at the ANDSF client, a historical trajectory for the UE by storing a list with one or more successive location areas where the UE has been located; and
in response to matching a current location of the UE with the validity location area received from the ANDSF server, and matching the historical trajectory tracked at the ANDSF client for the UE with the validity trajectory received from the ANDSF server, determining that the validity condition is fulfilled and applying the ANDSF rule at the ANDSF client.

US Pat. No. 10,512,019

METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO LINK FAILURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BASED ON MULTI-ENB CONNECTIVITY AND APPARATUS THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting dual connectivity of a first base station and a second base station, the method comprising:receiving, from the first base station, a configuration message for adding the second base station;
starting a timer upon identifying a predetermined number of consecutive out-of-syncs for a primary secondary cell (pSCell) of the second base station;
detecting a radio link failure (RLF) for the second base station based on an expiration of the timer; and
transmitting, to the first base station, a failure message including a failure type based on detecting the RLF for the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,512,017

DEVICE FOR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN DEVICE AND FIXED LOCATION RADIO COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

John Thomas Walker, II, ...

1. A mobile or transportable device for radio communications, comprising:at least one antenna;
a radio operating component coupled with the at least one antenna for receiving and/or transmitting radio signals;
a database containing radio communication parameters of fixed location radio communication facilities, wherein the radio communication parameters comprise a location, transmitting power, hours of operation, antenna parameter, frequency, modulation type, and connection protocol of each of the fixed location radio communication facilities;
a location determining component for determining its current location of the mobile or transportable device; and
a computer component coupled with the radio operating component, the database and the location determining component, configured such that when a radio signal received by the radio operating component from one of die fixed location radio communication facilities is weaker than a threshold value, the computer component searches the database to find radio communication parameters of a fixed location radio communication facility that is the closest radio communication facility to the current location of the mobile or transportable device, and operably retunes the mobile or transportable device according to the radio communication parameters of the closest radio communication facility,
wherein the radio operating component comprises a primary receiver for receiving the radio signal from one of the fixed location radio communication facilities and a secondary receiver for continuously scanning a relevant radio frequency spectrum in order to sense and confirm which one of the fixed location radio communication facilities presents in the database is reliably usable at the current location of the mobile or transportable device;
wherein the database contains digital identifying codes that categorize program content of broadcast into groups including sports commentary, football games, baseball games, basketball games, religious news, religious programming, alt-right news, alt-left news, syndicated news commentary, network news, programming in Spanish and other languages, music programming and specifically types of music programming including retro rock music, oldies rock music, modern country, retro country, bluegrass; and other types of broadcast programming groups or categories, wherein the digital identifying codes identify those fixed location broadcast facilities that carry specific program content that is simultaneously broadcast at multiple fixed location radio communication facilities; and
wherein the mobile or transportable device is connectable to the internet using a smart phone, a direct hardwire connection, or a radio frequency link including Bluetooth so that the mobile or transportable device is operably accessible to broadcasting of digital radio stations on the internet in order to expand program selections and choices and to provide additional connectivity to syndicated or simultaneous broadcast programs that are used when other means of program reception fails.

US Pat. No. 10,512,016

RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONNECTION MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD., Kan...

1. A radio communication apparatus comprising hardware, including a processor and memory:a first communication unit implemented at least by the hardware and configured to be connected to at least one radio terminal via wireless LAN;
a second communication unit implemented at least by the hardware and configured to be connected to another radio communication apparatus including a sensor via the wireless LAN and configured to receive a result of a detection in the sensor indicating that a person is approaching from the other radio communication apparatus;
a monitoring unit implemented at least by the hardware and configured to monitor a radio wave condition between the first communication unit and the at least one radio terminal to which the first communication unit is connected via the wireless LAN; and
a connection control unit implemented at least by the hardware and configured to cancel, when the result of the detection is received, the wireless LAN connection with a radio terminal in which the radio wave condition is lower than a predetermined quality.

US Pat. No. 10,512,013

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING NAS SIGNALING REQUEST IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a non-access stratum (NAS) signaling procedure by a UE (User Equipment) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising,transmitting, by the UE, an attach request message to a first network of a first radio access technology (RAT) in a first public land mobile network (PLMN), wherein the first RAT of the first network is Long Term Evolution (LTE);
receiving, by the UE, an attach reject message informing network failure, in response to the attach request message,
starting, by the UE, a network selection related timer after receiving the attach reject message; and
selecting, by the UE, a second network from among network candidates, while the network selection related timer is running,
wherein the network candidates include a second RAT in the first PLMN, a first RAT in a second PLMN and a second RAT in the second PLMN, and
wherein at least one of the network candidates includes an LTE RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,512,008

3GPP MMW ACCESS LINK SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
send a measurement gap request message associated with a millimeter wave (mmW) beam measurement that includes a measurement gap requirement related to a capability associated with the WTRU or a measurement status associated with the WTRU;
receive a first measurement gap pattern associated with a wide beam measurement of a mmW serving cell and a second measurement gap pattern associated with a narrow beam measurement of a mmW neighbor cell, and wherein the first measurement gap pattern and the second measurement gap pattern co-exist within a time period; and
perform the wide beam measurement of the mmW serving cell and the narrow beam measurement of the mmW neighbor cell within the time period using the first measurement gap pattern and the second measurement gap pattern that co-exist within the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,512,007

SELF CONFIGURATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF CELL NEIGHBORS IN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Unwired Planet, LLC, Pla...

1. A method for operating a mobile terminal in a wireless telecommunications network which comprises a plurality of communications cells, in each of which a non-unique cell identity and a unique cell identity are transmitted, the network storing a neighbour cell set, the neighbour cell set comprising known neighbours of a first communication cell, the method comprising:communicating with a radio base station which serves the first communications cell;
determining the non-unique cell identity of a second communications cell based on control information received on a first channel;
reporting the non-unique cell identity of the second communications cell to the radio base station that serves the first communications cell;
subsequent to determining and reporting the non-unique cell identity of the second communications cell to the radio base station that serves the first communications cell, receiving a request from the radio base station to also retrieve, based on the second communications cell not being included in the neighbour cell set of the first communications cell, the unique cell identity of the second communications cell among the plurality of communications cells;
retrieving the unique cell identity of the second communications cell on a second channel; and
reporting the unique cell identity of the second communications cell to the radio base station of the first communications cell.

US Pat. No. 10,512,006

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING A BEARER CHANGE IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A network comprising a first base station (BS) and a second BS, comprising:at least one storage device; and
at least one processing circuit, coupled to the at least one storage device, wherein the at least one storage device stores, and the at least one processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
the first BS transmitting a first radio resource control (RRC) message on a signaling radio bearer (SRB) to a communication device, wherein the first RRC message configures a data radio bearer (DRB);
the first BS receiving a first RRC response message from the communication device on the SRB, in response to the first RRC message;
the first BS receiving a first plurality of packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) Service Data Units (SDUs) associated to the DRB from the communication device;
the first BS processing the first plurality of PDCP SDUs according to a first RX_NEXT, a first RX_DELIV and a first RX_REORD which are associated to the DRB;
the first BS performing a dual connectivity (DC) operation procedure for the communication device with the second BS to modify the DRB to be a secondary cell group (SCG) bearer or a split bearer;
the first BS transmitting a second RRC message on the SRB to the communication device in response to the DC operation procedure;
the first BS receiving a second RRC response message responding to the second RRC message on the SRB from the communication device;
the first BS transmitting at least one of the first RX_NEXT, the first RX_DELIV and the first RX_REORD to the second BS;
the second BS receiving a second plurality of PDCP SDUs associated to the DRB from the communication device; and
the second BS processing the second plurality of PDCP SDUs according to the at least one of the first RX_NEXT, the first RX_DELIV and the first RX_REORD.

US Pat. No. 10,512,005

SECURITY IN INTERSYSTEM MOBILITY

Nokia Technologies OY, E...

1. A method comprising:in accordance with the occurrence of a mobility event whereby user equipment moves from accessing a source network to accessing a target network in a communication system environment:
the user equipment generating a first integrity verification parameter associated with the target network;
the user equipment generating a second integrity verification parameter associated with the source network;
the user equipment generating a control plane message comprising the first integrity verification parameter and the second integrity verification parameter; and
the user equipment sending the control plane message to the target network; and
the user equipment accessing the target network responsive to verification utilizing at least one of the first integrity verification parameter and the second integrity verification parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,512,003

SUBSCRIPTION FALL-BACK IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a card in a radio device, wherein the radio device is performing a fall back step in a communication network from a first subscription to a second subscription, the method comprising steps of:receiving, from the radio device, instructions to change an old International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) from the first subscription to a new IMSI for the second subscription; and,
sending, to the radio device, a refresh command,
wherein the first subscription is with a first Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and
the second subscription is with a second Mobile Network Operator (MNO).

US Pat. No. 10,511,999

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SIZE OF VOICE PACKET IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting, during a predetermined time interval, a loss of at least one uplink voice packet transmitted from a terminal;
identifying a loss pattern for a shadowing region based on the detected loss;
transmitting, to the terminal, a downlink voice packet comprising an indication for changing a sampling rate for an uplink voice packet after the loss pattern is identified; and
receiving, from the terminal, the uplink voice packet based on the changed sampling rate,
wherein a size of the uplink voice packet is changed according to the changed sampling rate.

US Pat. No. 10,511,993

BUFFER STATUS REPORTING AND NEW QUALITY OF SERVICE FLOWS ON DEFAULT BEARER IN NEXT GENERATION RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:triggering transmission of a buffer status report when data, from a new quality of service flow ID that is different from any quality of service flow ID for which data is already available for transmission, arrives in a buffer of a user equipment, wherein the new quality of service flow ID is an identification of a new quality of service flow;
including an indication of the new quality of service flow ID in the buffer status report; and
transmitting the buffer status report to a radio access network, wherein the transmitting of the buffer status report causes the radio access network to relocate the new quality of service flow to another data radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,511,992

PRIORITIZING PACKETS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of transmitting data in wireless communications, comprising:establishing, with an access point, a priority data radio bearer (DRB) for transmitting priority data, wherein the priority DRB and a normal DRB are mapped to one evolved packet system (EPS) bearer, and wherein the normal DRB is for transmitting non-priority packets;
receiving a set of packets for transmission in a defined sequence, the set of packets including two or more packets;
detecting that a packet, of the set of packets, is a prioritized packet type;
prioritizing the packet for transmission ahead of its order in the defined sequence based on the detection of the prioritized packet type, wherein prioritizing the packet comprises adding the packet to a priority buffer for transmitting over the priority DRB; and
transmitting the packet ahead of its order in the defined sequence to the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,511,986

COMBINED MEASUREMENT REPORT MAPPING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a wireless device in a wireless communication network for providing a measurement result to a second node, the method comprising:obtaining an adaptive resolution factor, wherein the adaptive resolution factor is used to determine a reporting range of a measured reference signal time difference (RSTD) result and is selected based on the measured RSTD result; and
providing a combined measurement report based on the obtained adaptive resolution factor and the measured RSTD result, wherein the combined measurement report comprises at least two reported levels, which jointly represents the reporting range of the measured RSTD result, to the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,511,984

CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION FEEDBACK METHOD AND TERMINAL

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A channel state information (CSI) feedback method, comprising:receiving a CSI feedback configuration group indicated by a network device for a CSI feedback;
determining a CSI feedback approach corresponding to the CSI feedback configuration group; and
performing a CSI measurement and the CSI feedback based on the determined CSI feedback approach;
wherein the CSI feedback approach comprises a first feedback approach and a second feedback approach;
the first feedback approach comprises: feeding back CSI obtained through a measurement based on each CSI feedback configuration in the CSI feedback configuration group; and
the second feedback approach comprises: selecting an optimum CSI feedback configuration from the CSI feedback configuration group, and feeding back CSI obtained through a measurement based on the optimum CSI feedback configuration in the CSI feedback configuration group and location information of the optimum CSI feedback configuration in the CSI feedback configuration group.

US Pat. No. 10,511,983

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING CAPACITY UTILISATION IN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK

RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIM...

1. A method for determining a capacity utilisation of at least one of at least one cluster and a base station in a heterogeneous network, wherein the method is being performed by the base station, the method comprising:receiving at least one broadcast/unicast message from at least one user equipment, wherein
the at least one user equipment belongs to the at least one cluster having at least one cluster identifier,
the at least one broadcast message includes the at least one cluster identifier corresponding to said at least one, and
the at least one broadcast message includes an uplink data and a downlink data of the at least one user equipment;
generating a capacity utilisation list for said at least one cluster, wherein the capacity utilisation list is generated on the basis of said at least one cluster identifier;
updating the capacity utilisation list with the uplink data and the downlink data of the at least one user equipment, wherein the capacity utilisation list is updated on the basis of the at least one cluster identifier; and
determining a capacity utilisation for at least one of each of the at least one cluster and the base station, wherein the capacity utilisation is determined based on the uplink data and the downlink data received from the at least one user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,511,968

USER VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND ITS IMPLEMENTING METHOD

USA CANAL SOFTWARE CO., L...

1. A user verification system for enhancing the efficiency of completing a registration procedure and reducing an amount of verification information sent by the user verification system, comprising:a user verification device comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, including a registration module, a comparison module and a verification module, and the registration module being provided for receiving a registration request from a mobile device, and generating an identification code comparison request having an unregistered identification code, and the comparison module being provided for receiving the identification code comparison request, comparing the unregistered identification code with a registered identification code of an identification code list, generating a comparison result including a comparison pass or a comparison fail, and the verification module being capable of sending the verification information; and
a user database, linked with the user verification device for exchanging information, and including the identification code list, and the identification code list having the registered identification code;
thereby, if the comparison module generates the comparison result which is the comparison pass meaning that the unregistered identification code does not show up in the identification code list, then the registration module will reply a successful registration message to the mobile device, and the verification module does not need to send the verification information to the unregistered identification code at the registration procedure, and
thereby, if the comparison module generates the comparison result which is the comparison fail meaning that the unregistered identification code shows up as the registered identification code in the identification code list, then the verification module will send the verification information to a device with the unregistered identification code and a device with the registered identification code in order to verify who is the actual user having the identification code at the registration procedure; wherein the registration module, the comparison module, and the verification module comprise instructions executed by the user verification device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,963

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY (IMSI) RECLAMATION

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
designating an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) as in an available state, wherein the IMSI is associated with a first mobile device, wherein the available state is associated with an expiry period;
responsive to detecting an expiration of the expiry period and determining that the first mobile device has not registered with any of a plurality of mobile network devices during the expiry period, purging the IMSI from the plurality of mobile network devices; and
designating the IMSI as in a reclaimable state.

US Pat. No. 10,511,959

METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR KEEPING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CARD IN STANDBY STATE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method, comprising:accessing, by a terminal device, a first network via a first subscriber identity module (SIM) card implemented on a basis of hardware in the terminal device;
receiving, by the terminal device, an enabling request, the enabling request enabling standby of a second SIM card implemented on a basis of software; and
performing, by the terminal device, a second network access process of the second SIM card based on a radio interface layer (RIL) interface of an operating system of the terminal device to implement a simultaneous standby of the first SIM card and the second SIM card in the terminal device, wherein a SIM-Mobile Entity (SIM-ME) function in the RIL interface is invoked to implement the simultaneous standby of the first SIM card and the second SIM card in the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,956

DEVICE ASSOCIATION METHOD AND RELATED DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:performing, by a first terminal, monitoring to obtain an identity of one or more target second terminals, wherein the one or more target second terminals are terminals that are monitored by the first terminal and that have a signal strength greater than a preset value, wherein the one or more target second terminals includes a second terminal; and
generating, by the first terminal, a first message, wherein the first message comprises a first list, and the first list comprises the identity of the one or more target second terminals monitored by the first terminal;
sending, by a first terminal, the first message to a core network entity, the first message including an identity of the first terminal, wherein the core network entity determines that the first terminal is allowed to associate with the second terminal based on the first message and generates a second message comprising information indicating that the first terminal is allowed to associate with a second terminal;
receiving, by the first terminal, the second message;
establishing, by the first terminal, an association between the first terminal and the second terminal based on the second message; and
connecting, by the first terminal, to a network using the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,952

EMERGENCY DETERMINATION SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND A NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON AN EMERGENCY DETERMINATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

Osaka University, Osaka ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon a program that makes an information terminal including a calling unit as well as a display unit, an operating unit and computer execute support for emergency determination, the program making the computer execute:a symptom selection step of displaying a plurality of symptoms on the display of the information terminal and receiving selection by a user of any symptom from the plurality of symptoms through the operating unit;
an emergency determination step of determining emergency degree corresponding to the symptom selected through the operating unit while referring to a relationship stored beforehand in a storage unit about between symptoms and levels of emergency degree;
an image displaying step of, when the emergency degree is determined as a high level, displaying an emergency calling button on the display;
a telephone network control step of, when receiving user's operation with the emergency calling button on the display making a call via the calling unit to an emergency call phone that is associated beforehand
an operation determination step of determining whether the user operates the emergency calling button on the display or not;
a questionnaire asking screen displaying step of, when the user does not operate the emergency calling button, displaying a screen of asking cooperation in questionnaire conducted later on the display, the questionnaire being about whether the user visited a medical institution or history of medical care at the medical institution;
a questionnaire condition determination step of determining, when receiving user's selection to cooperate in the questionnaire via the operating unit, whether a temporal condition for questionnaire is achieved or not by keeping time; and
a questionnaire processing step of conducting questionnaire via the operating unit to the information terminal when it is determined that the temporal condition for questionnaire is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,511,951

TRACKING AND ACCOUNTABILITY DEVICE AND SYSTEM

3AM INNOVATIONS LLC, Gra...

1. A communication system comprising:a command unit coupled to a wireless communication network;
a processing unit coupled to the wireless communication network;
a first personal tracking unit (PTU) having a first mobile transceiver in communication with the wireless communication network, the first PTU coupled to a device having a first set of user identification data of a first individual, the first PTU being operative to transmit signals representing the first individual's location over the wireless communication network to the processing unit; and
a second PTU having a second mobile transceiver, the second PTU coupled to a second set of user identification data of a second individual and being operative to transmit signals representing the second individual's location (i) to the processing unit over the wireless communication network if the second PTU is within a first distance; and (ii) to the first PTU if the second PTU is within the first distance to the first PTU, wherein the processing unit couples a plurality of location data points received from the first and second PTUs within a structure to generate a map of the structure, and wherein a portion of the map of the structure is selected based on the plurality of location data points received from the first and second PTUs and transmitted from the processing unit to the PTU within that portion.

US Pat. No. 10,511,947

REMOTE CONTROL, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND PAIRING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A remote control apparatus, comprising:a microphone;
a communicator comprising communication circuitry configured to transmit a first advertising packet, and to receive a second advertising packet including respective addresses of a plurality of electronic apparatuses from the plurality of electronic apparatuses in response to the first advertising packet being transmitted from the remote apparatus; and
a processor configured to:
in response to the second advertising packet being received, identify a priority of the addresses of the plurality of electronic apparatuses based on a reception characteristic of the second advertising packet,
control the communicator to transmit a third advertising packet including a sound output request and an address of a first electronic apparatus identified based on the priority from among the addresses of the plurality of electronic apparatuses,
in response to the third advertising packet being transmitted from the remote control apparatus, control the communicator to perform a pairing with the first electronic apparatus based on a sound output from the first electronic apparatus being received through the microphone; and
in response to the third advertising packet being transmitted from the remote control apparatus, control the communicator to transmit a third advertising packet including a sound output request and an address of a second electronic apparatus identified as being next to the address of the first electronic apparatus based on the priority, based on the sound output from the first electronic apparatus not being received through the microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,511,942

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT PRESENTATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH A TELEPHONE CALL

Wendell D. Brown, Hender...

1. A method of presenting content on a communication device, the method comprising:at a first device, upon initiation of a call by a first party operating the first device, transmitting to a call controller notification of the initiation of the call, wherein initiation of the call by the first party comprises identification of a destination party that is an organization;
automatically pausing the call upon receipt of a signal from the call controller;
while the call is paused, presenting to the first party pre-ring content containing an actuable control; and
redirecting the call in response to actuation of the control, wherein redirecting the call comprises connecting the call to a representative of the organization.

US Pat. No. 10,511,941

METHOD FOR RECEIVING MULTICAST DATA AND APPARATUS THEREOF

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method for receiving multicast data by a terminal, the method comprising:starting a single cell-point to multipoint (SC-PTM) onduration timer (onDurationTimer) by a medium access control (MAC) entity of a terminal when discontinuous reception (DRX) is configured for a group-radio network temporary identifier (G-RNTI) wherein the SC-PTM onduration timer is defined for starting an active time for receiving single cell multicast traffic channel (SC-MTCH), and the G-RNTI is an identifier defined for receiving SC-MTCH;
monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) during an active time;
controlling at least one of the SC-PTM onduration timer and the SC-PTM inactivity timer (InactivityTimer) when the PDCCH includes information indicating downlink transmission; and
repeatedly receiving the multicast data through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) of one or more subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,511,931

DETECTING MOVEMENT OF A COMPUTING DEVICE BASED ON WIRELESS ACCESS POINT SIGNAL STRENGTH DATA AND ADAPTIVE THRESHOLDS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system for detecting movement of a computing device using adaptive thresholds, the system comprising:at least one processor of the computing device;
at least one wireless network interface of the computing device; and
at least one memory comprising computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
receive, via the wireless network interface, a signal strength data stream based on at least one wireless signal from a connected wireless access point;
detect an initiation of an application session of at least one application executing on the computing device that uses a connection with the connected wireless access point;
based on the detected initiation of the application session, initiate a learning time period associated with the application session on the computing device;
perform, during the learning time period:
based on the connection with the connected wireless access point used by the application session, obtain an initial signal strength range associated with the connected wireless access point, and
adjust the initial signal strength range based on signal strength values of the signal strength data stream during the learning time period, the adjusted signal strength range indicating the computing device is within a defined area associated with a location of the computing device upon the initiation of the application session using the connection with the connected wireless access point;
based on completion of the learning time period, detect signal strength values of the signal strength data stream during a detection time period; and
based on detecting signal strength values inside of the adjusted signal strength range during the detection time period, maintain the connection of the at least one application with the connected wireless access point or, based on detecting signal strength values outside of the adjusted signal strength range during the detection time period, disconnect the connection of the at least one application with the connected wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,511,927

SOUND SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF SOUND SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A sound processing system comprising:a plurality of signal processing apparatuses configured to generate a plurality of regional sound signals corresponding respectively to a plurality of divided areas included in a target area, based on at least one collected sound signal acquired by collecting sounds in the target area with at least one microphone, wherein a number of the plurality of divided areas is larger than a number of the plurality of signal processing apparatuses; and
a control apparatus configured to perform:
obtaining listening point information indicating a position of a virtual listening point in the target area, wherein an audio signal for playback is generated based on the position of the virtual listening point and at least a part of the plurality of regional sound signals; and
changing, based on the obtained listening point information, an allocation of generation processing for generating the plurality of regional sound signals to the plurality of signal processing apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,511,926

SELF-LOCALIZATION AND SELF-ORIENTATION OF A CEILING-MOUNTED DEVICE

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A ceiling-mounted device operable for self-localization and self-orientation within an indoor environment, the device comprising:a memory including a floor plan of the environment, the floor plan including a plurality of fixed reference indicia having known locations and orientations with respect to an origin point of the environment;
a housing encapsulating the device and being fixedly disposed on a ceiling within the environment;
a laser installed within the housing;
a camera installed within the housing; and
a processor installed within the housing and coupled to the memory, laser, and camera, the processor operable to:
direct the laser to project a plumb light beam downward from the device to a floor of the environment to project a cross on the floor, the cross having orthogonal lines intersecting at a projection point with one line longer than the other and being aligned with an azimuth orientation of the device;
direct the camera to capture an image of the floor with the captured image including the cross, projection point, and at least two of the plurality of fixed reference indicia, and
determine a location and orientation of the device with respect to the origin using the projection point and the at least two of the plurality of fixed reference indicia in the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,925

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO SIGNAL

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A multichannel audio signal processing method processed by a Unified Speech Audio Coding (USAC) 3D decoder, comprising:generating an N-channel audio signal of N channels by down-mixing an M-channel audio signal of M channels in a format converter using playback environment or virtual layout, the number of M channels being greater than the number of N channels;
generating a stereo audio signal by performing binaural rendering of the N-channel audio signal in a binaural renderer; and
outputting the stereo audio signal,
wherein the USAC 3D decoder extracts a plurality of channel/prerendered objects and a plurality of objects from a bitstream,
wherein the plurality of channel/prerendered objects are inputted to the format converter through a first dynamic range control (DRC1),
wherein the plurality of objects are inputted to an object renderer through the first dynamic range control (DRC1),
wherein the N-channel audio signal of N channels are outputted from a mixer,
wherein the N-channel audio signal of N channels is inputted into a binaural renderer connected with a second dynamic range control (DRC2) or is inputted into a third dynamic range control (DRC3) connected with the second dynamic range control (DRC2) for a loudspeaker feed.

US Pat. No. 10,511,918

WIRELESS SYSTEM FOR HEARING COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROVIDING WIRELESS STEREO RECEPTION MODES

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A system for a wearer having a first ear and a second ear, comprising:a remote source adapted to provide Bluetooth wireless communications;
a first hearing communication device to receive the Bluetooth wireless communications including first and second audio information from the remote source, the first hearing communication device configured to forward the second audio information using near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) and adapted to provide the first audio information to the first ear; and
a second hearing communication device to receive NFMI wireless communications, the second hearing communication device adapted to provide the second audio information to the second ear,
wherein the second hearing communication device is adapted to receive the (NFMI) wireless communications from the first hearing communication device without an electrical connection to the first hearing communication device and wherein the second hearing communication device is further configured to eavesdrop on the Bluetooth wireless communications received by the first hearing communication device, wherein the system is adapted to support a stereo mode of reception by the first hearing communication device and the second hearing communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,917

ADAPTIVE LEVEL ESTIMATOR, A HEARING DEVICE, A METHOD AND A BINAURAL HEARING SYSTEM

1. An adaptive level estimator for providing a level estimate of an electric input signal representing sound, the adaptive level estimator comprising:a first level estimator configured to provide a first level estimate of the electric input signal in a first number K1 of frequency bands;
a second level estimator configured to provide attack/release time constants associated with a second level estimate of the electric input signal in a second number K2 of frequency bands, wherein K2 is smaller than K1;
a distributor for distributing time constants ?2 from the K2 level estimators of the second, low-resolution, level estimator to the K1 level estimators of the first, high-resolution, level estimators, and
a level control unit configured to provide a resulting level estimate based on said first level estimates and said attack/release time constants associated with said second level estimates.

US Pat. No. 10,511,914

ELECTRET ELEMENT, MICROPHONE HAVING ELECTRET ELEMENT MOUNTED THEREIN AND ELECTRET ELEMENT MANUFACTURING METHOD

National University Corpo...

1. An electret element comprising:an electret film comprising silicon oxide that contains alkali ions; and
a protective film, which prevents moisture absorption of the silicon oxide, formed over the electret film and constituted of aluminum oxide deposited through an atomic layer deposition method, wherein
the electret element is obtained by applying a voltage in a condition of heating the electret film and the protective film.

US Pat. No. 10,511,912

SOUND REPRODUCING DISPLAY

VESTEL ELEKTRONIK SANAYI ...

1. Display device comprising:an imaging plane configured to controllably display an image,
a backplane located behind the imaging plane,
a number of sound actuators configured to produce vibrations based on a driving signal, and
at least one mechanical coupling element for every sound actuator configured to mechanically couple the imaging plane through the backplane with the sound actuators;
wherein the mechanical coupling elements each comprise a number of support rods, which on one end couple to the respective sound actuator and on the other end couple to the imaging plane;
wherein the backplane comprises holes for the support rods which have an inner contour which is spaced apart by a predetermined distance from the outer contour of the support rods,
wherein the cross section of the support rods is smaller than or equal to three pixels, especially smaller than or equal to two pixels or smaller than or equal to one pixel of the imaging plane.

US Pat. No. 10,511,906

DYNAMICALLY ADAPTING SOUND BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION

EVA Automation, Inc., Me...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an interface circuit configured to communicate with a second electronic device, wherein the electronic device is configured to:
acquire first information about an environment;
determine, based at least in part on the first information, a change in a characteristic of the environment, wherein the change in the characteristic corresponds to one of: changing a state of a window, changing a state of a window covering, changing a state of a door, or changing a position of a piece of furniture in the environment;
calculate, based at least in part on the determined change in the characteristic, an acoustic radiation pattern, wherein the calculated acoustic radiation pattern reduces an effect of the change in the characteristic on sound in the environment; and
provide, from the interface circuit, audio content and second information specifying the acoustic radiation pattern for the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,903

SOUND WAVE FILTERING STRUCTURE AND SIDE SOUND GENERATING SPEAKER MODULE

Goertek.Inc, Weifang, Sh...

1. A sound wave filtering structure arranged on a side sound generating cavity of a side sound generating speaker module, comprising:a cavity wall and a cavity cover, wherein the cavity cover is mounted on the cavity wall, and the cavity wall and the cavity cover are combined to form an inner cavity; and
a slit formed on the cavity wall and/or the cavity cover, the slit facing the interior of the side sound generating cavity;
wherein the cavity wall and the cavity cover enclose the inner cavity, and a space in the inner cavity is communicated with the side sound generating cavity only through the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,511,902

ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An acoustic transducer, comprising:an acoustic transducing unit that has an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a user's ear canal, wherein the acoustic transducing unit comprises a linear guide groove; and
a first acoustic material within the acoustic transducing unit, wherein the first acoustic material is movable in a longitudinal direction of the acoustic transducing unit by use of the linear guide groove.

US Pat. No. 10,511,900

HEADPHONE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TE...

1. A headphone comprising:a driver unit;
a first housing that forms a first air chamber on a back side of the driver unit;
a second housing that forms a second air chamber on an opposite side of an inner surface different from an inner surface where the driver unit is provided in the first housing;
a first communication means that communicates between the first air chamber and the second air chamber; and
a second communication means that communicates between the second air chamber and an outside, wherein
the first communication means and the second communication means include at least one of an acoustic resistance material and an opening,
the second housing is provided on an opposite side of an inner surface of the first housing, the inner surface being orthogonal to the inner surface where the driver unit is provided,
the height of the second housing, in the direction orthogonal to the inner surface where the driver unit is provided, is less than the height of the first housing and becomes lesser toward the outside, and
the second housing includes the second communicating means having an inclined plane provided with an acoustic resistance material having an opening.

US Pat. No. 10,511,899

ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

6. An illumination system, comprising:an illumination apparatus; and
an electronic instrument, wherein
the electronic instrument includes:
a first housing;
a fitting part detachably connected to the illumination apparatus; and
a second housing inside the first housing, wherein
the second housing is a sound reproduction space,
the second housing houses a speaker unit,
the sound reproduction space has a deformed circular shape,
the deformed circular shape has a deformity in which a portion of a circle is deformed towards inside, and
the deformed circular shape has a first protrusion separated from a second protrusion by the deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,511,891

VIDEO PLAYBACK IN GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a request for a video from a messaging application providing a group communication comprising messages;
instructing a first client device to display a graphical representation of the video in a user interface (UI) of the messaging application during the group communication on the first client device, the first client device associated with a first user participating in the group communication with other users of a content sharing service, the graphical representation to scroll with the messages of the group communication;
receiving, from the first client device, first user input comprising a selection of the graphical representation of the video in the UI during the group communication;
responsive to the first user input, initiating playback of the video in a video playback portion of the UI, the video playback portion to scroll with the messages of the group communication;
allowing input, via the UI, of other messages for the group communication during playback of the video; and
responsive to detecting that the video playback portion is scrolled at least partially out of view of the UI in response to the input of the other messages, maintaining the video playback portion of the UI visible to the first user in a persistent position in the UI while the the messages are scrolled within the group communication separate from the video playback portion in the persistent position.

US Pat. No. 10,511,889

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY RETURNING TO PLAYBACK OF A MEDIA ASSET WHEN THE MEDIA ASSET IS TRENDING IN SOCIAL CHATTER

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for automatically returning to a first media asset that was replaced by playback of a second media asset when the first media asset is trending in social chatter, the method comprising:identifying a first media asset being played back at user equipment;
receiving at the user equipment, from a user input device, a command to access a second media asset;
in response to the command to access the second media asset, replacing playback of the first media asset at the user equipment with playback of the second media asset;
monitoring social media activity for chatter that relates to the identified first media asset; and
in response to detecting, during the monitoring, chatter that relates to the identified first media asset:
measuring an amount of chatter that relates to the identified first media asset;
determining a first amount of chatter that relates to the identified first media asset within a first time period;
determining a second amount of chatter that relates to the identified first media asset within a second time period;
comparing the first amount with the second amount to determine a relative change in the amount of chatter that relates to the identified first media asset;
retrieving a threshold amount of change from a storage device;
determining whether the relative change in the amount of chatter exceeds the retrieved threshold amount of change;
in response to determining that the relative change in the amount of chatter exceeds the retrieved threshold amount of change, determining that the amount of chatter that relates to the identified first media asset exceeds a threshold amount of chatter; and
in response to determining that the amount of chatter that relates to the identified first media asset exceeds the threshold amount of chatter:
identifying a play position in the identified first media asset that corresponds to the detected chatter; and
replacing playback of the second media asset at the user equipment with playback of the first media asset starting from the identified play position.

US Pat. No. 10,511,888

CALIBRATION SYSTEM FOR AUDIENCE RESPONSE CAPTURE AND ANALYSIS OF MEDIA CONTENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A calibration system for media content, the calibration system comprising:a memory configured to store a first media item and expected-emotions-tagging metadata for the first media item, wherein
the expected-emotions-tagging metadata indicates an associative relationship between a set of time slots and a set of specified emotional states that are expected from an audience at the set of time slots at playback of the first media item;
a media device configured to execute the playback of the first media item to the audience;
a plurality of different types of sensors configured to capture emotional response data from the audience at the playback of the first media item,
wherein the plurality of different types of sensors includes a set of audio sensors, a set of image sensors, and a set of biometric sensors; and
control circuitry configured to:
assign a first weight to each sensor of the plurality of different types of sensors prior to the playback of the first media item by the media device;
pre-calibrate the set of image sensors of the plurality of different types of sensors before the playback of the first media item by the media device, based on playback of a test media item by the media device in a test environment in a presence of a test audience;
embed a marker in the first media item played by the media device based on the expected-emotions-tagging metadata;
compute a reaction delay for an emotional response of the audience captured by the plurality of different types of sensors for a scene of the first media item with respect to a position of the marker that spans in a time slot of the set of time slots,
wherein the time slot corresponds to the scene in the first media item; and
calibrate the position of the marker to associate a set of frames of the scene with the emotional response, based on at least the computed reaction delay.

US Pat. No. 10,511,883

CONTENT CACHING SERVICES IN SATELLITE AND SATELLITE/IP CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS (“CONTENT CACHING”)

Sirius XM Radio Inc., Ne...

1. A method of providing recommended broadcast content to a user device, comprising:caching, by the user device and via a broadcast communications path, a group of content items and metadata related to the group of content items, wherein one or more content items of the group of content items correspond to different broadcast channels that are being broadcast simultaneously; and
making the group of content items available to a user for local playback at a later time via a menu on a user interface on the user device;
wherein the group of content items is cached based at least in part on separate metadata received by the user device prior to the receiving the group of content items, or a recommendation engine running on the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,882

RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A reception apparatus, comprising:processing circuitry configured to
receive a container containing a video stream including video data and a subtitle stream, the subtitle stream including caption display position information that designates a caption display position by a relative position with respect to a reference point of a display video area,
decode the subtitle stream to obtain caption bitmap data,
determine a caption display area on a basis of the caption display position,
resize the determined caption display area by adjusting a width in a vertical direction and a width in a horizontal direction of the determined caption display area based on an aspect ratio of the display video area when an aspect ratio of a video area is different from the aspect ratio of the display video area, and
superimpose the caption bitmap data on the video data based on the resized caption display area.

US Pat. No. 10,511,881

COMMUNICATION EXCHANGE SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY COMMUNICATING INSTRUCTIONS

1. A system for remotely communicating instructions, the system comprising:a server communicatively coupled to a first user device, a second user device, and an instructor device, the server, the first user device, and the instructor device individually comprising a memory and a processor, the server configured to:
receive location information from the first user device, the location information characterizing a location of the first user device, wherein the location information defines visual content captured by the first user device;
transmit at least a portion of the location information to the instructor device, the instructor device configured to present the visual content within an instructor interface based on the received location information and receive input from an instructor through the instructor interface, the input defining an instruction associated with the visual content;
receive instruction information defining the instruction associated with the visual content from the instructor device;
transmit at least a portion of the instruction information to the first user device, the first user device configured to present the instruction overlaid on top of the visual content within a first learner interface based on the received instruction information; and
transmit companion instruction information to the second user device, the companion instruction information defining the instruction, the second user device configured to present the instruction within a second learner interface based on the received companion instruction information;
wherein the first user device and the second user device are configured to present different perspectives of the same instruction based on different orientations of the first user device and the second user device with respect to a target at the location such that the first user device is configured to present a first perspective of the instruction based on a first orientation of the first user device with respect to the target at the location and the second user device is configured to present a second perspective of the instruction based on a second orientation of the second user device with respect to the target at the location, the first perspective being different from the second perspective and the first orientation being different from the second orientation; and
wherein the instruction information comprises a plurality of directions, each direction defining how to use an item to perform the instruction, and wherein one or more of a size, a shape, or a color of a direction of the plurality of directions indicates one or more characteristics of the respective direction, including one or more of a pressure to apply, a speed with which to move the item, a depth with which the item is to be pushed on or into a surface of the target, a time to contact the item to the surface of the target, a period of time to perform the direction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,877

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODULATING A VIDEO SIGNAL WITH DATA

KOPLAR INTERACTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A method comprising:receiving on the mobile electronic device, at a frequency, a transmission of a first encoded audio signal, the first encoded audio signal having first encoded information on a subcarrier of the frequency, the first encoded information including match data and an AB flag with a first status, the AB flag representative of which of plural different promotional opportunities are to be displayed on the mobile electronic device;
processing the first encoded audio signal on the mobile electronic device to extract the first encoded information from the first encoded audio signal;
selecting pre-stored promotional data on the mobile electronic device using the match data of the first encoded information;
receiving a transmission of a second encoded audio signal at the frequency, the second encoded audio signal having second encoded information on the subcarrier of the frequency, the second encoded information including the AB flag with a different, second status;
processing the second encoded audio signal on the mobile electronic device to extract the second encoded information; and
responsive to detecting a change in the status of the AB flag to the second status, displaying a promotional opportunity on the mobile electronic device, the promotional opportunity displayed using the pre-stored promotional data on the mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,876

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING BROADCAST SERVICE IN HYBRID BROADCAST SYSTEM ON BASIS OF CONNECTION OF TERRESTRIAL BROADCAST NETWORK AND INTERNET PROTOCOL NETWORK

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

17. A method for receiving at least one broadcast signal in a broadcast receiver, the method comprising:receiving the at least one broadcast signal comprising a packet from a transmitter, wherein the packet comprises at least one component of a service or signaling data providing information for the service and the at least one component, further the at least one component comprises a video component or an audio component; and
processing the at least one component based on the signaling data, wherein the signaling data includes information for identifying the service, status information for specifying whether status of the service is active or inactive, name information for representing a name of the service and delivery method type information on a delivery mode for the service.

US Pat. No. 10,511,875

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING DELIVERY OF MEDIA SERVICES

1. A non-transitory, machine-readable storage medium, comprising executable instructions, which when executed by a processor of a set-top box, cause the processor to facilitate performance of operations comprising:providing a first media program of a plurality of media programs obtained via signals of a multimedia satellite service for presentation at a media device, wherein the signals of the multimedia satellite service are received via a connection to a satellite system;
receiving, during the presentation of the first media program, a first request from a mobile device for content information related to a second media program of the plurality of media programs of the multimedia satellite service;
transmitting, responsive to the first request, to a media system that is separate from the multimedia satellite service, via a connection to a communication network not associated with the multimedia satellite service, a second request for the content information;
obtaining, responsive to the second request, the content information via the connection to the communication network not associated with the multimedia satellite service;
providing the content information to the mobile device for presentation at the mobile device concurrently with the presentation of the first media program at the media device;
buffering the first media program at a digital video recorder while providing the content information; and
responsive to receiving a selection from the mobile device, directing the digital video recorder to record the second media program, wherein the second media program is uploaded to the media system using the multimedia satellite service, and wherein the media system, responsive to direction by the mobile device, provides a media program of the plurality of media programs to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,874

SHARING TELEVISION AND VIDEO PROGRAMMING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computer systems, accessing a graph comprising a plurality of ownership edges, each particular ownership edge indicating that a particular user corresponding to a particular first node owns a particular device corresponding to a particular second node;
by the one or more computer systems, determining, from the graph, a first device owned by a first user and second device owned by a second user; and
by the one or more computer systems, providing media content that the first user is currently viewing on the first device for display on the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,870

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING A DATA STREAM IN A SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE SERVICE FOR BROADCASTING DATA STREAMS AND AT LEAST TWO TERMINALS

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for arbitrating source allocation at a network equipment configured to be connected to at least two terminals, said method comprising:receiving, at said network equipment, a message transmitted by one first terminal and indicating that said first terminal cannot receive a requested first program from a first source because a bandwidth available on a network connecting said terminals with the network equipment is not sufficient,
arbitrating, by said network equipment, between said first source and sources of programs being transmitted to said terminals, by determining, for each source, an impact value associated with a change of source with each one of other sources and compatible with terminal's capacity, wherein the impact value defining an impact level to a user watching a display of a program when switching between two sources with different resolutions for the same program, the impact level when switching from HD to SD being higher than the impact level when switching from SD to HD, the arbitrating beginning by seeking a change of source with a minimum impact value from a set of predefined impact values,
notifying the change of source, determined by the arbitration, to at least a second terminal receiving a second program so that said first terminal is able to receive the requested first program from said first source.

US Pat. No. 10,511,865

AUDIO SPLICING CONCEPT

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. A non-transitory digital storage medium on which a spliceable audio data stream is stored for processing, the data stream comprising:a sequence of payload packets, each of the payload packets belonging to a respective one of a sequence of access units into which the spliceable audio data stream is partitioned, each access unit being associated with a respective one of audio frames of an audio signal which is encoded into the spliceable audio data stream in units of the audio frames;
a truncation unit packet inserted into the spliceable audio data stream and being settable so as to indicate, for a predetermined access unit, an end portion of an audio frame with which the predetermined access unit is associated, as to be discarded in playout; and
a further truncation unit packet inserted into the spliceable audio data stream and being settable so as to indicate for a further predetermined access unit, an end portion of a further audio frame with which the further predetermined access unit is associated, as to be discarded in playout;
wherein the predetermined access unit has encoded thereinto the respective associated audio frame in a manner so that a reconstruction thereof at decoding side is dependent on an access unit immediately preceding the predetermined access unit, and a majority of the access units has encoded thereinto the respective associated audio frame in a manner so that the reconstruction thereof at decoding side is dependent on the respective immediately preceding access unit, and the further predetermined access unit has encoded thereinto the respective associated audio frame in a manner so that the reconstruction thereof at decoding side is independent from the access unit immediately preceding the further predetermined access unit, thereby allowing immediate playout.

US Pat. No. 10,511,864

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSCODING MEDIA STREAM

LIVING AS ONE, LLC, Rich...

1. A system for transcoding a media stream, comprising:at least one network interface;
at least one memory; and
at least one processor each coupled to one or more of the at least one network interface and one or more of the at least one memory, the at least one processor configured to:
initialize one or more manifest processors;
initialize a plurality of transcode worker threads;
publish, via a messaging bus, a transcode request in a transcode request queue, wherein the transcode request includes one or more transcode request parameters, wherein the messaging bus and the transcode request queue are provided by a messaging service, and wherein the messaging service provides communications distributed over the messaging bus across the system;
retrieve, by a manifest processor, the transcode request from the transcode request queue;
publish, by the manifest processor via the messaging bus, a segment transcode request in a segment transcode request queue, wherein the segment transcode request queue is provided by the messaging service;
retrieve the segment transcode request by a first transcode worker thread, wherein each one of the plurality of transcode worker threads are configured to monitor the segment transcode request queue or independently perform transcoding operations on segments;
transcode, by a second transcode worker thread, a segment referenced by the segment transcode request in accordance with the one or more transcode request parameters;
determine, by the manifest processor, whether the second transcode worker thread has completed transcoding the segment and is still operating, and, if not,
return, via the messaging bus, the segment transcode request to the segment transcode request queue, and
transcode the segment by a third transcode worker thread; and
store the transcoded segment.

US Pat. No. 10,511,859

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE COMPRESSION WITHOUT RESIDUE SIGNALING

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of image decoding for an image to be performed at a decoder, the method comprising:receiving a bitstream comprising current compressed bits associated with a current coding unit in a current slice or a current image;
determining whether a current coding mode associated with the current coding unit is a regular prediction mode or a corresponding no-residue prediction mode, wherein the regular prediction mode and the corresponding no-residue prediction mode use a same prediction process that uses prediction information;
if the current coding mode is equal to the corresponding no-residue prediction mode, parsing prediction information from the current compressed bits and reconstructing the current coding unit according to said same prediction process using the prediction information and first prediction residues that are predetermined for the corresponding no-residue prediction mode;
if the current coding mode is equal to the regular prediction mode, parsing the prediction information and second prediction residues from the current compressed bits and reconstructing the current coding unit according to said same prediction process using the prediction information and the second prediction residues; and
providing reconstructed current coding unit as output.

US Pat. No. 10,511,858

BIT PACKING FOR DELTA COLOR COMPRESSION

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method comprising:determining delta values for a plurality of pixels in a block, wherein each delta value represents a difference between a color of one of the plurality of pixels and a reference color of a reference pixel selected from the plurality of pixels;
subdividing the plurality of pixels into a plurality of groups, wherein different minimum numbers of bits are used to represent the delta values in the plurality of groups;
generating a compressed bitstream representative of the delta values, wherein the compressed bitstream includes:
bits representative of a block header that indicates a range of the minimum numbers of bits that are used to represent the delta values in the plurality of groups;
a plurality of group headers, each group header indicating a group minimum number of bits that is used to represent the delta values in a corresponding one of the plurality of groups; and
the delta values encoded using the group minimum number of bits for the group that includes the delta values; and
transmitting the compressed bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,511,855

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTIVE DECODING WITH OPTIMUM MOTION VECTOR

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A method for predictively decoding a motion vector used in motion compensated prediction to restore a video sequence consisting of a temporal sequence of a plurality of frame pictures, comprising:a step of determining a first motion vector predictor candidate that satisfies a predetermined criterion used in determination of motion vector predictor candidates, from motion vectors of partitions belonging to a left-neighboring region located on the left side of a target partition in a frame picture of a decoding target;
a step of determining a second motion vector predictor candidate satisfying a predetermined criterion used in determination of motion vector predictor candidates, from motion vectors of partitions belonging to an above-neighboring region located above the target partition;
a step of decoding coded data and restoring motion vector predictor indication information that specifies an optimum motion vector predictor of the target partition; and
a step of selecting the optimum motion vector predictor specified by the motion vector predictor indication information, from motion vector predictor candidates including at least the first motion vector predictor candidate and the second motion vector predictor candidate;
wherein the step of determining a second motion vector predictor candidate determines a motion vector that satisfies the predetermined criterion used in determination of motion vector predictor candidates as a second motion vector predictor candidate, from motion vectors of partitions, by scanning the partitions belonging to the above-neighboring region, from a right direction to a left direction, andthe partitions scanned from the right direction to the left direction include one or more thinned partitions.

US Pat. No. 10,511,854

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUILDING MOTION VECTOR LIST FOR MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method by a coder for building a motion vector list for motion vector prediction, wherein a current coding unit is partitioned into a first prediction block and a second prediction block, on left and right sides, and the current prediction block is the second prediction block on the right side, and the spatial neighboring blocks of the current prediction block comprise: a spatial neighboring block located at a bottom-left side of the current prediction block, a spatial neighboring block located at a left side of the current prediction block, a spatial neighboring block at a top-right side of the current prediction block, a spatial neighboring block at a top side of the current prediction block, and a spatial neighboring block at a top-left side of the current prediction block, wherein the spatial neighboring block is located inside the current coding unit and the method comprising:a. adding a motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available;
b. adding the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available and the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block is different from the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block;
c. adding a motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available;
d. adding the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available and the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block is different from the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block;
e. adding a TMVP to the motion vector list when the TMVP is available; and
wherein the current prediction block is predicated using the motion vector list.

US Pat. No. 10,511,853

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARALLEL RATE-CONSTRAINED MOTION ESTIMATION IN VIDEO CODING

ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPE...

1. A method for parallel rate-constrained motion estimation in a video encoder, the method comprising:determining a first set of Motion Vector Predictor Candidates (MVPC) for each block of a set of blocks from a current frame wherein said first set comprises a set of motion vectors associated with a plurality of blocks from a previously processed frame;
applying a parallel Rate-Constrained Motion Estimation (RCME) to determine, in parallel Motion Vector Candidates (MVC) corresponding to said first set of MVPCs of each block of said set of blocks; and
determining an optimal Motion Vector (MV) for each block based on a rate distortion optimization using the determined MVCs and a second set of motion vector predictor candidates derived from a neighboring block of said each block.

US Pat. No. 10,511,851

IMAGE ENCODING AND DECODING METHOD WITH MERGE FLAG AND MOTION VECTORS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A method performed at least partially by electronic circuitry, comprising:inputting encoded data comprising at least a target block in a first frame;
decoding a merge flag specifying whether at least a motion vector of an inter prediction mode is inferred from a merging block;
deriving a first candidate motion vector from at least one neighboring block of the target block, when the merge flag specifies that at least the motion vector of the inter prediction mode is inferred from the merging block, wherein the at least one neighboring block of the target block comprises at least one of (1) a block on bottom left side of the target block, (2) a block on left side of the target block, (3) a block on upper right side of the target block, (4) a block on upper side of the target block, and (5) a block on upper left side of the target block;
deriving a second candidate motion vector from a representative motion vector of a representative position of a collocated block in a second frame different from the first frame, the collocated block being determined according to a first position of the target block, when the merge flag specifies that at least the motion vector of the inter prediction mode is inferred from the merging block, wherein the representative position is selected from a center of the collocated block and a position determined according to a corner of the collocated block, and information specifying whether the representative position is selected from the center of the collocated block or the position determined according to the corner of the collocated block is derived based on at least one of a second position of the collocated block and a size of the collocated block;
decoding a merge index specifying the merging block from the at least one neighboring block and the collocated block; and
deriving a first motion vector for the target block from any one of the first candidate motion vector and the second candidate motion vector according to the merge index.

US Pat. No. 10,511,845

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO USABILITY INFORMATION (VUI) FOR SCALABLE VIDEO CODING (SVC)

InterDigital VC Holdings,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least a memory and one or more processors coupled to said at least a memory, wherein said one or more processors are configured to:
transmit a plurality of bitstream restriction information in a bitstream; and
transmit video signal data in said bitstream, said bitstream including a plurality of interoperability points relating to scalable video coding,
wherein a bitstream restriction information is specified for each temporal level in said bitstream,
wherein a first same one of said plurality of bitstream restriction information is specified for a first subset of said plurality of interoperability points, said first subset of said plurality of interoperability points corresponding to all layers having a first same temporal level,
wherein a second same one of said plurality of bitstream restriction information is specified for a second subset of said plurality of interoperability points, said second subset of said plurality of interoperability points corresponding to all layers having a second same temporal level, and
wherein each of said plurality of bitstream restriction information specifies one or more of:
(1) if the motion is over picture boundary,
(2) maximal number of bytes per picture,
(3) maximal number of bits per macroblock,
(4) maximal motion vector length,
(5) number of reordering frames, and
(6) maximal decoded frame buffer size.