US Pat. No. 10,556,463

WHEEL UNIT

1. Wheel unit for a bicycle, comprising a hub and a wheel rim, which is arranged rotatably about an axis of rotation, wherein the hub and the wheel rim are connected to one another by spokes,a brake disc and a sensor ring comprising a sensing region are arranged on the hub, and in that the sensor ring is arranged adjacent to the brake disc, the sensor ring mounted to the hub via a mounting ring, the mounting ring arranged radially inside the sensing region relative to the axis of rotation, wherein the mounting ring and brake disc mount to the hub via at least one common fastening element.

US Pat. No. 10,556,461

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTING SUBSTRATE AND FOR PRODUCING A DIRECTLY PRINTED DECORATIVE PANEL

1. Method for producing a printing subsurface for direct printing for producing a decorative panel, comprising the steps of:a) providing a carrier;
b) optionally applying a resin layer onto the carrier;
c) optionally applying a paper or nonwoven layer onto the; and
d) optionally calendering the resulting layer structure, in particular at a temperature between ?40° and ?250° C.;
the method comprising the further process steps:
e) applying at least one resin composition comprising at least one resin selected from the group consisting of a melamine resin and a urea resin;
f) drying the resin composition applied in process step e) under the action of heat;
g) subsequently treating the resin composition applied in process step e) and dried in process step f) with UV radiation, wherein in process step e) a successive twofold application of respectively one resin composition is carried out in order to form two subsequent resin-containing layers by use of the process steps:
e1): forming a first resin-containing layer by use of a resin composition comprising a mixture of melamine resin and urea resin; and
e2): forming a second resin-containing layer subsequent to forming the first resin-containing layer by use of a resin composition comprising a proportion of melamine resin in the resin portion in a range of ?95 wt.-%; and
h) applying a decorative layer onto the printing subsurface by means of direct printing.

US Pat. No. 10,556,454

PRINTER

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A printer, comprising:a holder configured to house rolled recording paper;
a cover that is attached to the holder to be openable and closable relative to the holder; and
a contact part that is attached to the cover and configured to contact the recording paper at multiple positions on the recording paper that are arranged in a width direction of the recording paper such that the positions on the recording paper contacting the contact part change and move in the width direction of the recording paper as the recording paper is unrolled and a diameter of the recording paper changes, the width direction being orthogonal to the diameter of the recording paper.

US Pat. No. 10,556,445

PRINTHEAD ASSEMBLIES

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A system for addressing an Erasable Programmable Read-only Memory (EPROM) on a printhead assembly, the system comprising:a plurality of banks, each comprising an EPROM array having EPROM cells arranged in rows and columns, each of the EPROM cells having a bank select port, a row select port, and a column select port;
a controller to generate a data signal to address an EPROM cell, wherein the data signal is time multiplexed to include row select data, column select data, and bank select data indicative of one of the rows, columns and banks, respectively, corresponding to the EPROM cell, in predefined time segments;
a shift register including a plurality of stages, to generate sequentially, based on the data signal, a row select signal, column select signal and bank select signal to select the EPROM cell, each of the plurality of stages to provide the bank select signal to the bank select port of the EPROM cells;
a row select switch, coupled to each of the plurality of stages, being activated by the controller during the time segments corresponding to the row select data to provide the row select signal to the row select port of the EPROM cells; and
a column select switch, coupled to each of the plurality of stages, being activated by the controller during the time segments corresponding to the column select data to provide the column select signal to the column select port of the EPROM cells.

US Pat. No. 10,556,441

LIQUID DISCHARGE DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid discharge device comprising:a main tank comprising:
a first liquid chamber storing a liquid; and
a first flow path, one end of the first flow path communicated with the first liquid chamber, the other end of the first flow path communicated with an atmosphere;
a sub tank comprising a second liquid chamber;
a second flow path through which the first liquid chamber and the second liquid chamber communicate with each other;
a third flow path, one end of the third flow path being located below the second flow path communicated with the second liquid chamber;
a head communicated with the other end of the third flow path;
a liquid level sensor; and
a controller configured to:
receive a discharge instruction for discharging a liquid through the head;
control the head based on the discharge instruction to discharge the liquid from the head;
determine a waiting time based on information on the discharge of the liquid after the discharge of the liquid through the head is completed; and
determine a signal received from the liquid level sensor when the waiting time elapses from a time point at which the discharge of the liquid through the head is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,556,432

MAINTENANCE APPARATUS AND LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A maintenance apparatus, comprising:a first suction nozzle having a first suction port facing a first nozzle row through which a first liquid can be ejected, the first nozzle row including nozzles aligned in a first direction on a nozzle plate;
a second suction nozzle having a second suction port facing a second nozzle row through which a second liquid can be ejected, the second nozzle row including nozzles aligned in the first direction on the nozzle plate and parallel to the first nozzle row; and
an exhaust nozzle including a discharge port between the first suction port and the second suction port, wherein
gas flows through the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,556,430

LIQUID JETTING HEAD

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid jetting head, comprising:a channel substrate having a nozzle surface in which nozzles are open, the channel substrate being formed with pressure chambers communicating with the nozzles respectively; and
an actuator configured to be driven to deform the pressure chambers,
wherein the pressure chambers form pressure chamber rows arranged in a first direction which is parallel to the nozzle surface, each of the pressure chamber rows extending in a second direction which is parallel to the nozzle surface and orthogonal to the first direction,
the channel substrate is formed with at least one supply channel which extends in the second direction and through which liquid is supplied to each of the pressure chambers from a storage chamber storing the liquid,
the nozzles are arranged such that liquid droplets of the liquid discharged from the nozzles onto a medium form dots aligned in the second direction, and
the nozzles are arranged such that the number of nozzles, which are adjacent in the second direction and which have the same distance in the first direction from the at least one supply channel, is the minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,556,418

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF OPEN-CELL INTERNAL STRUCTURE AND CLOSED-CELL INTERNAL STRUCTURE GENERATION FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Autodesk, Inc., San Rafa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object to be created by a 3D printer on a print bed of the 3D printer;
determining a first slice of the 3D model that includes an exterior surface of the 3D model of the object and an interior region for the 3D model of the object located inside the exterior surface of the 3D model of the object for the first slice;
generating first slice data that represents a portion of an internal structure in the first slice of the 3D model of the object, the slice data being usable for fabricating the first slice of the object during a 3D printing process, wherein the portion of the internal structure (i) includes cell structures corresponding to a respective point of a plurality of points with corresponding locations within the interior region, wherein each of the cell structures include an empty space inside the cell structure and (ii) includes a determined quantity of the cell structures based on an analysis of the 3D model; and
determining additional slices of the 3D model that are arranged with respect to the first slice and layered along a z-axis from the print bed, wherein the first slice and the additional slices form a plurality of full cell structures during the 3D printing process that extend along the z-axis and form the internal structure usable to fill an interior region of the object and provide internal support for the object upon completion of the 3D printing process.

US Pat. No. 10,556,392

APPARATUS FOR SEALING AND INFLATING MOTOR VEHICLE TIRES

Continental Reifen Deutsc...

1. An apparatus for sealing and inflating motor vehicle tires, the apparatus comprising:a housing;
a compressor disposed in said housing;
a motor configured to drive said compressor;
said compressor being configured to generate a pump pressure;
a connector for a sealant container;
a valve and distributor unit for sealant and pressurized gas;
a plurality of connectors;
a switching device;
a control device;
a display device;
a manually actuatable pressure discharge valve for decreasing the tire pressure;
said manually actuatable pressure discharge valve being configured such that, when the sealant container is connected and/or during delivery of sealant from the sealant container into the tire, an actuation of said manually actuatable pressure discharge valve is prevented; and
wherein said manually actuatable pressure discharge valve is mechanically blocked when the sealant container is connected.

US Pat. No. 10,556,389

RECIRCULATING LINEAR FEED MECHANISM

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A feed mechanism for feeding a filament through a print head assembly in a fusion deposition modeling (FDM) printer, said feed mechanism comprising:a first track including a plurality of first spaced apart track elements extending around the first track, said first track being driven in one direction by a drive gear; and
a second track including a plurality of second spaced apart track elements extending around the second track, wherein a plurality of both of the first track elements and the second track elements intermesh in a space between the first and second tracks so that as the first track is being driven contact between the first track elements and the second track elements in the space causes the second track to rotate in an opposite direction, and wherein the filament is positioned in the space and in contact with the first and second track elements therein so that rotation of the first and second tracks in opposite directions causes the filament to be driven through the space, and wherein the first and second tracks are oval shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,556,386

CONTROLLED HEATING FOR 3D PRINTING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of printing a three-dimensional (3D) object, the method comprising:depositing and heating a set of uniform blank layers of sinterable material on a support member;
depositing, by a processor, a layer of the sinterable material on the set of uniform blank layers of sinterable material on the support member;
heating, by the processor, the layer of the sinterable material using a moveable radiation source;
depositing, by the processor, a fusing agent on an imaged area of the layer of the sinterable material; and
fusing, by the processor, the imaged area of the layer of the sinterable material using the moveable radiation source.

US Pat. No. 10,556,375

MOULD BASE PROVIDED WITH DECOMPRESSION CHANNELS OPENING ON TO A PERIPHERAL UPPER FACE

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. Mold base (11) to equip a mold (1) for the manufacturing of a container (2) by blow molding or stretch blow molding starting from a polyolefin blank, with the container (2) comprising a body (4) and a base (6), the mold base (11) comprising:a raised molding face (12) that defines a base wall (13) and a peripheral side wall (14) that extends into the extension of the base wall (13) and that is connected to the latter by a fillet (15) that forms an impression for a plane (7) of installation of the container (2), with this mold base (11) ending, opposite the base wall (13), by a peripheral upper edge (16),
ribs (17) forming impressions for reinforcing grooves (8) of the base (6) of the container (2) and that straddle the fillet (15), and
decompression vents (24) that are hollowed out in the molding face (12), wherein the decompression vents (24) comprise, for each rib (17):
at least one pair of shallow side channels (24A) that extend on either side of the rib (17) and that open, at one upper end (25), onto the peripheral upper edge (16), and
at least one central channel (24B) that extends into the extension of the rib (17) and extends from one lower end (27) located at a vertex (28) of the rib (17)up to an upper end (29) by which the central channel (24B) opens onto the peripheral upper edge (16).

US Pat. No. 10,556,369

MODULAR MOLDING ASSEMBLY

Velcro BVBA, Deinze (BE)...

1. A molding apparatus defining a processing direction and comprising:a reaction surface; and
a plurality of molding modules spaced apart in a lateral direction perpendicular to the processing direction, for simultaneous molding in respective regions associated with the modules, each molding module comprising:
a frame; and
a rotatable roller coupled to the frame, the rotatable roller defining in cooperation with the reaction surface a respective pressure zone, at least one of the reaction surface and rotatable roller defining an array of molding cavities;
wherein the rotatable roller of each molding module is independently movable with respect to proximity to the reaction surface by controlled operation of the frame of the molding module.

US Pat. No. 10,556,351

TRANSPORT APPARATUS

BROOKS AUTOMATION, INC., ...

1. A substrate transport apparatus for transporting substrates, the substrate transport apparatus comprising:a frame;
at least one transfer arm connected to the frame;
at least one end effector mounted to the at least one transfer arm; and
at least one passive substrate support pad disposed on the at least one end effector so that the at least one passive substrate support pad is fixed to the at least one end effector in a fixed position relative to the at least one end effector so as to hold a substrate on the at least one passive substrate support pad, the at least one passive substrate support pad has a configuration that passively effects, substantially coincident with the substrate coming in contact with the at least one end effector by coming into contact with at least one predetermined contact area of the at least one passive substrate support pad along a common contact plane defined by the substrate on the at least one passive substrate support pad, a substantially predetermined coefficient of friction, passively determined by and substantially coincident with the substrate coming in contact with the at least one end effector and the at least one predetermined contact area, that is directionally variable so that the predetermined coefficient of friction, on a common portion of the at least one predetermined contact area contacting the common contact plane, has a predetermined passive peak magnitude with respect to different coplanar directions coincident with the common contact plane to provide a directionally deterministic friction force, independently and passively affixing the substrate to the at least one passive substrate support pad along the common contact plane, resulting from a directionally deterministic peak friction coefficient, in at least one predetermined direction of the different coplanar directions than a coefficient of friction in another predetermined direction of the different coplanar directions.

US Pat. No. 10,556,348

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEMANTIC PROCESSING OF NATURAL LANGUAGE COMMANDS

1. A method comprising:assigning, via a sequence tagger, a part of speech, a semantic tag and a label to each word in a natural language command addressed to a robotic arm to yield a tagged natural language command;
semantically parsing, via a processor and a semantic parsor, the tagged natural language command to yield a parsed natural language command, wherein a data set used to train the semantic parsor does not include any tag from which the sequence tagger selects for assigning the semantic tag; and
moving the robotic arm according to a spatial validation of a physical context of the natural language command when applied to the robotic arm.

US Pat. No. 10,556,345

ROBOT ARM APPARATUS AND CALIBRATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A medical arm system, comprising:an arm unit that comprises a plurality of links, wherein the plurality of links is joined by a plurality of joint units;
an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a surgical field, wherein the imaging unit is attachable to the arm unit; and
a processor circuitry configured to:
acquire internal model information;
update an internal model based on the internal model information; and
drive the medical arm system based on the internal model, wherein
the internal model information comprises first geometric information of the arm unit, second geometric information of a jig attachable to the arm unit, and focus position information of the imaging unit, and
the internal model information is acquired in a state in which the imaging unit is pointed at a specific point on the jig as a reference point in a real space.

US Pat. No. 10,556,329

TOOL BITS WITH FLOATING MAGNET SLEEVES

1. A tool bit for driving a fastener comprising:a shaft with a front end and a rear end;
a working region disposed at the front end and configured to drive a fastener;
a shank portion disposed at the rear end and configured to couple the shaft to a power tool, the shank portion having a polygonal cross section with a shank diameter and defining an annular groove;
a first reduced diameter zone disposed in the shaft between the working region and the shank portion, the first reduced diameter zone having a first length and a first diameter less than the shank diameter;
a second reduced diameter zone disposed in the shaft between the working region and the shank portion, the second reduced diameter zone having a second length and a second diameter less than the shank diameter; and
an intermediate zone disposed in the shaft between the first reduced diameter zone and the second reduced diameter zone and having an intermediate diameter, with the first reduced diameter zone disposed closer to the working region and the second reduced diameter zone disposed closer to the shank portion,
wherein the intermediate diameter is larger than the first diameter and is larger than the second diameter, and
wherein at least one of the first reduced diameter zone and the second reduced diameter zone is configured to reduce stresses and breakage in the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,556,314

HEAD HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH HEAD HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a table provided with a substrate holding surface for holding a substrate;
a pad for processing the substrate held on the table;
a head for holding the pad;
an actuator for moving the head in a direction perpendicular to the substrate holding surface of the table; and
a mechanical stopper device for stopping a movement of the head in the direction perpendicular to the substrate holding surface,
wherein the mechanical stopper device comprises:
a first member that is configured to move in a first direction which is a direction parallel to the substrate holding surface and has a first inclined surface that forms a predetermined angle with respect to the first direction; and
a second member that has a second inclined surface that slidably contacts the first inclined surface of the first member, and
the second member is provided with a stopping surface for defining a stop position of the head when the actuator or a lifting member comes into contact the stopping surface, the lifting member configured to lift or lower the actuator and being connected to the actuator, and
the stopping surface of the second member is displaceable in a second direction perpendicular to the substrate holding surface when the first member moves in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,306

ROBOT SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A robot system comprising:a plurality of robots that are arranged at intervals and that each perform machining on a work; and
one tool storage that stores a plurality of types of specific tools for each type of work used for fixing the work according to the types of the work when each of the robots performs machining on the work, the one tool storage being disposed closest to one of the robots among the plurality of robots,
wherein the respective robots are provided with hands with which the tool stored in the tool storage can be handled; and
when one of the robots needs to exchange the tool, all of the other robots that are disposed between the robot that needs to exchange the tool and the tool storage pass the tool between the adjacent robots with the hands and convey the tool to the robot that needs to exchange the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,556,301

TUBE CLAMP ASSEMBLY

1. A tube clamp assembly for aligning and clamping a pair of tube ends comprising:an elongate bar having a channel shaped to substantially conform to receive outer surfaces of adjacent tube ends when the channel is aligned parallel to a longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends, the elongate bar further including a bore oriented perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends;
a clamping member having an elongate body oriented parallel to the longitudinal axis of the adjacent tube ends, the clamping member having a bore formed therethrough, the bore substantially aligned with the bore of the elongate bar;
at least one cable attached to the clamping member at first and second ends of the cable and extending around a distal outer wall of the adjacent tube ends, wherein a middle portion of the cable is looped around one or more posts extending from the elongate body of the clamping member;
an elongate threaded bolt extending from a first end through the bore of the clamping member and into the bore of the bar member.

US Pat. No. 10,556,295

LASER MACHINING DEVICE THAT DETECTS CONTAMINATION OF OPTICAL SYSTEM BEFORE LASER MACHINING

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A laser machining device that performs laser machining on a workpiece after detecting contamination of an optical system, the device comprising:a laser oscillator;
an external optical system configured to guide a laser beam from the laser oscillator to focus the laser beam on a surface of the workpiece;
a drive control unit configured to move a focus position and an optical axis of the laser beam emitted from the external optical system;
a cooling control unit configured to control cooling of the external optical system;
a plate having a small-diameter hole and being capable of absorbing the laser beam;
an energy amount measuring part configured to measure an energy amount of the laser beam absorbed by the plate;
a laser beam elimination part capable of removing the laser beam passing through the small-diameter hole; and
a contamination determining part configured to determine contamination of the external optical system before laser machining,
wherein the contamination determining part includes:
a cooling stop commanding section configured to command the cooling control unit to stop cooling the external optical system;
a drive commanding section configured to command the drive control unit to adjust the focus position on a surface of the plate and align the optical axis of the laser beam with a center of the small-diameter hole;
a low power commanding section configured to command the laser oscillator to emit the laser beam with a low power to the extent that the plate is not melted or deformed; and
a lens contamination determining section configured to determine contamination of a lens in the external optical system, based on a comparison between a first measurement value, the first measurement value being measured by the energy amount measuring part within a laser emission start period in which the external optical system is not heated, and a second measurement value, the second measurement value being measured by the energy amount measuring part within a set time elapsed period in which the external optical system is heated.

US Pat. No. 10,556,292

METHOD FOR BONDING ALUMINUM-BASED METALS

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method for joining two aluminum-based metals, comprising:interposing, between the two aluminum-based metals so as to be in direct contact with the two aluminum-based metals, an insert material consisting of zinc, magnesium and aluminum,
wherein zinc presents a main constituent element being at least 90%,
wherein the insert material covers no less than 30% of an area to be joined of the two aluminum-based metals, and
wherein the insert material has an insert-material eutectic temperature of 330° C.;
heating the two aluminum-based metals to a temperature that causes a eutectic reaction while pressing the two aluminum-based metals toward each other, thereby generating a melt by eutectic reaction containing aluminum from the two aluminum-based metals at a joint interface,
the temperature being between the insert-material eutectic temperature and 400° C.,
the pressing being performed within a range of 5 MPa to 30 MPa;
subsequently pressurizing the two aluminum-based metals against each other to discharge aluminum oxide film along with the melt from the joint interface; and
sealing with the discharged aluminum oxide film and the melt around a joined area of the two aluminum-based metals, wherein the two aluminum-based metals are overlap joined, spot joined, or seam joined.

US Pat. No. 10,556,282

PORTABLE MICRO-DEBURRING COMPONENT USING MICRO-ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING PROCESS

1. A portable micro-electrical discharge machining based deburring system for an electrically conductive workpiece, the deburring system being attachable to a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool and comprising;a controller subassembly haying a control unit and a deburring circuit, the controller subassembly constructed and arranged to control and generate an electrical energy for deburring and to control movement of a deburring tool bit from a non-deburring position to a range of deburring positions;
the electrical energy for deburring having an energy level between 12.5 picojoules and 72 microjoules, a potential between 5 volts and 120 volts and a capacitance between 1 picofarad and 10,000 picofarads, so as to permit deburring of the electrically conductive workpiece without damage to the electrically conductive workpiece:
a workpiece securement subassembly constructed and arranged to secure the portable micro-electrical discharge machining based deburring system to the electrically conductive workpiece on the computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool whereby the electrically conductive workpiece remains fixed on the CNC machine during deburring; and
an electrical energy delivery subassembly constructed and arranged to transfer the electrical energy for deburring from the controller subassembly to the deburring tool bit;
whereby the controller subassembly controls movement of the deburring tool bit to the range of deburring positions and generates the electrical energy to deburr the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,556,281

PROCESSING PROGRAM-GENERATING METHOD, PATH-GENERATING DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINE

MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO...

1. A method for generating a machining program of an electrical discharge machine which comprises an electrode guide supporting an electrode having a rod shape and electrically discharging at an end portion of the electrode protruding from the electrode guide, the electrode guide and the electrode being configured to move in X-, Y- and Z-axes directions relative to a workpiece, the method comprising:obtaining an initial shape of a workpiece before machining and a target shape of the workpiece;
generating a path of the electrode, based on the target shape of the workpiece, in which the electrode moves in the X-, Y- and Z-axes directions relatively to the workpiece along the target shape of the workpiece;
generating a path of the electrode guide, based on the initial shape of the workpiece and three-dimensional data of the electrode guide, the path of the electrode guide allowing the electrode guide to move in the X-, and Y-axes directions, and also allowing the electrode guide to move in the Z-axis direction independently from a Z-axis movement of the electrode in the path of the electrode so that a position of the end portion of the electrode in the Z-axis direction relative to the electrode guide changes, along a surface of the initial shape of the workpiece without interference between the electrode guide and the workpiece; and
generating a machining program in accordance with the generated path of the electrode and the generated path of the electrode guide.

US Pat. No. 10,556,278

TOOL BODY FOR A SHELL END MILL AND CUTTING TOOL

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A tool body for a shell end mill, the tool body comprising:at least one helical chip-guiding groove arranged on a circumference of the tool body for chip dissipation; and at least two receptacles arranged at the at least one chip-guiding groove,
wherein each receptacle comprises a base surface comprising a bore for receiving an indexable cutting insert fastening screw and at least one first abutment surface located adjacent to the base surface, the first abutment surface being substantially perpendicular to the base surface; and
wherein a groove is formed at a transition between the base surface and the first abutment surface; and
wherein each receptacle has a coolant outlet opening for cooling an indexable cutting insert in the receptacle arranged in the tool body and each coolant outlet opening communicates with a radial coolant channel, whereby all radial coolant channels are connected to a central coolant feed channel arranged axially in the tool body and the interfaces between the radial coolant channels and the central coolant feed channel are axially offset relative to one another such that, at each axial position of the central coolant feed channel, there is only one interface between the radial coolant channels and the central coolant feed channel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,272

HOLDER FOR A TOOL FOR MATERIAL-REMOVING MACHINING, IN PARTICULAR FOR A LONGITUDINAL TURNING TOOL

Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik...

1. A holder for a tool for machining a workpiece, wherein the holder comprises at a front end a cutting insert receptacle for receiving a cutting insert and comprises at a rear end opposite the front end a shank which extends along a longitudinal axis and forms a clamping portion for clamping the holder in a machine tool, wherein the cutting insert receptacle comprises an upper and a lower clamping jaw, wherein the holder comprises an upper part on which the upper clamping jaw is arranged and comprises a lower part which is integrally connected to the shank and on which the lower clamping jaw is arranged, wherein the upper and the lower parts are connected together exclusively by means of a web which extends between a first and a second separating slit, wherein the two separating slits extend between the upper part and the lower part of the holder and are arranged on opposite sides of the web such that the upper part is pivotable relative to the lower part via the web in the manner of a rocker, wherein the first separating slit extends in a front holder region between the cutting insert receptacle and the web, and wherein the second separating slit extends in a central holder region between the web and the clamping portion, wherein the holder further comprises a screw which engages in a thread which is provided in the lower part and extends along a thread axis which is aligned perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the holder, wherein the screw comprises a conical screw head which cooperates with the upper part in the central holder region and is configured to spread the second separating slit in order to move the upper clamping jaw toward the lower clamping jaw and to clamp the cutting insert between the upper and the lower clamping jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,556,270

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING THERMAL STRESSES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A build plate for an additive manufacturing system, the build plate comprising:a support structure configured to support a stack of sintered layers of a pulverant material, the support structure extending orthogonally to a build direction;
a sub-plate arranged along the support structure, the sub-plate defining a transducer cavity;
one or more ultrasonic transducers arranged in the transducer cavity, wherein the one or more ultrasonic transducers are operable to propagate ultrasonic waves through the support structure and the stack while the pulverant material is being sintered to provide Ultrasonic Impact Treatment (UIT) of the stack by creating standing waves within the stack to relieve internal stresses caused by sintering of the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,556,269

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF MAKING MULTI-WALLED PASSAGES IN COMPONENTS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method of making a refractory metal core comprises:forming a first layer of the refractory metal core out of a first material;
forming a second layer of the refractory metal core out of the first material;
bonding the first and second layers together to form a laminate master pattern;
forming a flexible mold around the laminate master pattern;
removing the laminate master pattern from the flexible mold;
pouring a pulverulent refractory metal material into the flexible mold; and
sintering the pulverulent refractory metal material to form the refractory metal core.

US Pat. No. 10,556,267

DIE CONDITION DETECTION

Atlas Copco IAS UK Limite...

1. A die assembly comprising:a die having a stem which defines at least one gas bleed passage, a separable collar, and a first surface defining a die cavity in which material is to be deformed, the die cavity being defined between the stem and collar; and
a die holder in which the die is supported such that the die is operational with the die cavity being exposed for receipt of the material; wherein
a gas passage extends from the die holder into the at least one gas bleed passage, the at least one gas bleed passage being closed by engagement of the collar with the stem; wherein
the stem has a flange on which the collar is supported and the at least one gas bleed passage is defined in the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,556,266

SLIDING ADJUSTABLE TOGGLE CLAMP

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for manufacturing an aircraft, the method comprising:using a tool comprising:
a pair of rails configured to attach to an inside surface of a first skin panel;
a housing pivotally and slidably connected to the pair of rails between facing inside surfaces of the pair of rails such that the housing is pivotable about a first axis defined between the facing inside surfaces of the pair of rails and through the housing, and such that the housing is slidable along grooves in the pair of rails, the housing, located between the pair of rails, comprising a first end and a second end opposite each other;
a rod having a third end and a fourth end, the third end attached to and extending from the first end of the housing; and
a pressure foot attached to the fourth end of the rod, the pressure foot comprising a curved portion integrally formed with a flat flange, the curved portion curving into the flat flange, and wherein the pressure foot is configured to apply pressure along a portion of the inside surface of the first skin panel when a longitudinal axis defined between the first end and the second end of the housing is normal relative to the inside surface of the first skin panel;
bringing together the first skin panel and a second skin panel;
attaching the pair of rails to the inside surface of the first skin panel;
applying a backing force to the second skin panel;andpivoting the housing about the first axis until the pressure foot applies a pressure against the inside surface of the first skin panel against the backing force.

US Pat. No. 10,556,254

MAIL ROUTING SYSTEM UTILIZING PRINTED INDICIA-CONTAINING MAILING ADDRESSES

Broadridge Output Solutio...

3. A mailing method comprising:utilizing a first computer programmed to:
i) create an original recipient-specific handling information indicia for a mail item recipient and
ii) provide said original recipient-specific handling information indicia to the mail item recipient by:
a) a physical transmission, via a printer associated with a mailing machine and physical mail, or
b) an electronic channel transmission;
 wherein the mailing method is configured to be performed between the mail item recipient and a digital mailing services provider (DMSP);
allowing, by a second computer, the mail item recipient to modify said recipient-specific handling information indicia in either:
i) an Optional Company Information Line, delivery address C/O line, on a printed mail item, or
ii) electronically, thereby indicating to said DMSP the mail item recipient's desired handling route for the mail item so that the mail item recipient receives improved transmission of correspondence from said DMSP via both paper and electronic channels solely via including said original recipient-specific handling information indicia contained in the delivery address C/O line of the mail item recipient's delivery address on the mail item;
 enabling, by a third computer, the service provider to add the recipient's modified handling information indicia to future mail items;
 reading, by a reader, said modified handling information indicia from said delivery address C/O line of the mail item by an original service provider, said DMSP, or both; and
 enabling, by a fourth computer, the original service provider, said DMSP, or both, to process the mail item as directed by the modified recipient-specific handling information indicia.

US Pat. No. 10,556,233

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE WITH MULTI-LEVEL, PROGRAMMABLE MICROFLUIDIC NODE

International Business Ma...

1. A microfluidic device comprising:distinct, parallel levels, including a first level and a second level;
a first microchannel, defined on the first level;
a second microchannel, defined on the second level; and
a node, which comprises:
a cavity formed on the first level, the cavity open on a top side of the cavity, the top side of the cavity being opposite a bottom side of the cavity;
an inlet port, defined on the first level, the inlet port branching from the first microchannel and communicating with the cavity through an ingress of the cavity;
an outlet port, branching to the second microchannel on the second level,
wherein the outlet port branches to the second microchannel at a level of a junction, the second microchannel comprising a fluid flow constriction valve on one side of the junction, the fluid flow constriction valve configured to force an aqueous liquid exhausted through the outlet port toward a direction that extends from the one side of the junction to an opposite side of the junction, and
wherein the fluid flow constriction valve on the one side of the junction is formed by a first section and a second section of the second microchannel, the first section being tapered and leading to the second section, which has a larger average diameter than the first section, to provide an opening angle ?2 in the second section, being between 60° and 160°; and
a via extending from the bottom side of the cavity, down to the outlet port, for the cavity to communicate with the outlet port, wherein the cavity comprises a liquid blocking element configured to prevent an aqueous liquid filling the inlet port to reach the outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,556,201

AIR FILTER ARRANGEMENT; ASSEMBLY; AND, METHODS

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. An air filter cartridge arrangement comprising:(a) filter media having first and second, opposite, flow faces; and,
(b) a housing seal arrangement positioned in extension around the media;
(i) the housing seal arrangement including a pinch seal member with a seal surface oriented to be pressed against a surface of an air cleaner, in use;
(c) the housing seal arrangement including: a molded portion positioned on, and extending around, the cartridge and supporting the pinch seal member, the molded portion that extends around the media including a taper portion shaped to taper downwardly in thickness, in a direction of extension away from the pinch seal member and toward one of the flow faces; and, a receiver positioned between at least a portion of the seal surface and the filter media;
(A) the receiver being open in a direction toward a selected one of the opposite flow faces; and,
(B) the receiver being configured to receive a portion of an air cleaner assembly projecting therein, during use.

US Pat. No. 10,556,185

VIRTUAL REALITY PRESENTATION OF REAL WORLD SPACE

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method for delivering a virtual reality (VR) presentation of a real world space to a remote user via a head mounted display (HMD), comprising:sending a request for the VR presentation of the real world space;
identifying a seat selection within the real world space made by the user, the seat selection being mapped to a real world capture system in the real world space, the real world capture system configured for capturing video and audio at a location that corresponds to the seat selection;
receiving mapping data for the real world capture system, the mapping data including real world coordinates for the real world capture system;
accessing a user profile having user preferences of the user;
receiving a video stream of the real world space from the real world capture system, the video stream including a plurality of video images captured by one or more cameras of the real world capture system, the plurality of images being presented in the HMD from a perspective associated with the real world coordinates of the real world capture system corresponding to the seat selection;
identifying, from the plurality of images of the video stream, a real world object configured for reskinning during presentation to the user;
reskinning, based on the user profile, the real world object within the plurality of video images, the reskinning includes overlaying a graphical content element in place of the image data associated with the real world object, the overlaying being geometrically adjusted based on the perspective associated with the real world capture system corresponding to the seat selection; and
presenting the video stream to the user via the HMD for the VR presentation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,168

TREADMILL WITH LIGHTING AND SAFETY FEATURES

The Giovanni Project LLC,...

1. A lighting system for a treadmill, the treadmill including a tread that rotates around a front axle and a rear axle, wherein the tread defines a cavity and comprises slats each having a tread surface and an underside, and wherein each slat is attached at longitudinal ends to a respective belt that rotates on bearings around the front axle and the rear axle, the slats configured with a space between adjacent slats, the lighting system comprising:lights located in the cavity, wherein the lights are configured to emit light through the space between the adjacent slats along at least a portion of the tread; and
a controller in communication with the lights, wherein the controller is configured to control the lights.

US Pat. No. 10,556,159

CLUB HEAD HAVING BALANCED IMPACT AND SWING PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A hollow body golf club head comprising:a body having a front end, a back end opposite the front end, a crown, a sole
opposite the crown, a heel, a toe opposite the heel, a skirt adjoining the crown and the sole, and a hosel structure having a hosel axis extending centrally through a bore in the hosel structure;
a strikeface positioned at the front end and defining a geometric center, a loft
plane tangent to the geometric center, and a head depth plane extending through the geometric center from the heel to the toe, perpendicular to the loft plane;
wherein:
a loft angle of the club head is less than 16 degrees;
a volume of the club head is greater than 400 cc;
a head center of gravity of the club head is located at a head CG depth
from the loft plane, measured in a direction perpendicular to the loft plane, and at a head CG height from a head depth plane, measured in a direction perpendicular to the head depth plane;
the club head experiences a drag force FD when subjected to an air speed
of 102 mph in a direction perpendicular to a plane extending through the geometric center of the strikeface, parallel to the hosel axis, and positioned at the loft angle from the loft plane
the club head has a crown-to-sole moment of inertia Ixx, a heel to toe
moment of inertia Iyy, and a combined moment of inertia measured
as the sum of the crown-to-sole moment of inertia and the heel to toe moment of inertia Ixx+Iyy;
wherein the combined moment of inertia is greater than 9000 g·cm2;
further comprising an embedded weight comprising a weight center position at one or more of the following locations:
(a) within 0.5 inch of a perimeter of the club head;
(b) greater than 2.2 inches from the head center of gravity; or
(c) greater than 4.0 inches from the geometric center of the strikeface; and
the club head satisfies relation A and one or more of relations B and C:

US Pat. No. 10,556,157

GOLF CLUB HEAD

Taylor Made Golf Company,...

1. A golf club head comprising:a hosel portion, a heel portion, a sole portion, a toe portion, a crown portion, and a striking face having a striking face surface;
the striking face having a center face location;
a center face vertical plane passing through the center face location, the center face vertical plane extending from adjacent the crown portion to adjacent the sole portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a center face roll contour;
a toe side vertical plane being spaced away from the center face vertical plane by 30 mm toward the toe portion, the toe side vertical plane extending from adjacent the crown portion to adjacent the sole portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a toe side roll contour;
a heel side vertical plane being spaced away from the center face vertical plane by 30 mm toward the heel portion, the heel side vertical plane extending from adjacent the crown portion to adjacent the sole portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a heel side roll contour;
a center face horizontal plane passing through the center face location, the center face horizontal plane extending from adjacent the toe portion to adjacent the heel portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a center face bulge contour;
a crown side horizontal plane being spaced away from the center face horizontal plane by 15 mm toward the crown portion, the crown side horizontal plane extending from adjacent the toe portion to adjacent the heel portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a crown side bulge contour;
a sole side horizontal plane being spaced away from the center face horizontal plane by 15 mm toward the sole portion, the sole side horizontal plane extending from adjacent the toe portion to adjacent the heel portion and intersecting with the striking face surface to define a sole side bulge contour;
wherein the toe side roll contour is more lofted than the center face roll contour, the heel side roll contour is less lofted than the center face roll contour, the crown side bulge contour is more open than the center face bulge contour, and the sole side bulge contour is more closed than the center face bulge contour, wherein the club head has a degree of twist that is between 0.1° and 5.0°;
wherein an actual nominal loft angle for any point on the striking face can be determined using the following equation:

 and
wherein an actual nominal face angle for any point on the striking face can be determined using the following equation:

wherein in the equations above, the variables are defined as:
Roll=Roll Radius (mm),
Bulge=Bulge Radius (mm),
LA=Nominal Loft Angle (°) at a selected point,
FA=Nominal Face Angle (°) at a selected point,
CFLA=Center Face Loft Angle (°),
CFFA=Center Face Face Angle (°),
YLOC=y-coordinate location on the y-axis of the predetermined point (mm),
XLOC=x-coordinate location on the x-axis of the predetermined point (mm),
DEG=the degree of twist in the club head (°).

US Pat. No. 10,556,154

YOGA BALL PADDLEBOARD

1. A floatation device, comprising:a) an elongated buoyant body having a center longitudinal dimension and a transverse dimension, wherein the center longitudinal dimension is greater than the transverse dimension;
b) the elongated buoyant body including a hole at an intersection of the center longitudinal dimension and the transverse dimension, the hole extending through the elongated buoyant body;
c) a first removable insert having an open top end and a closed bottom end, the first removable insert including a lip extending outward from a sidewall of the first removable insert, the first removable insert including a radiused depression; and d) a ball removably supported by the first removable insert, the ball having a diameter greater than the open top end of the first removable insert.

US Pat. No. 10,556,132

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MODULATING CELLULAR ACTIVITY USING ULTRASOUND

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for modulating neuronal cellular activity of a neuronal cellular site in a subject, comprising:(i) acoustically coupling at least one component for generating ultrasound waves to an external surface of the subject, and
(ii) driving the at least one component for generating ultrasound waves to form at least one stimulus waveform at the neuronal cellular site, the stimulus waveform comprising a plurality of pulses, each pulse of the plurality comprising a plurality of acoustic cycles having a plurality of frequencies in a range from about 0.02 to about 100 MHz at the site of the cells to be modulated, wherein pulses of the plurality are repeated to produce spatial-peak temporal-average intensities of no more than 100 W/cm2 to modulate neuronal cellular activity at the neuronal cellular site.

US Pat. No. 10,556,129

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING A SKIN CONDITION USING RADIATION

Varian Medical Systems, I...

1. A medical device for treating a skin of a patient, comprising:a distal end;
a radiation source configured to provide radiation;
a collimator coupled to the radiation source; and
an optical device for viewing a target area on the skin when the distal end is covering the skin;
wherein the collimator has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second end, and wherein the collimator further comprises a channel with a cross sectional dimension that increases along at least a part of the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,556,127

NEUTRON THERAPY APPARATUS

NEUBORON MEDTECH LTD., N...

1. A neutron therapy apparatus, comprising:a beam shaping assembly including a moderator and a reflector surrounding the moderator, wherein the moderator moderates neutrons to a predetermined energy spectrum and the reflector guides deflected neutrons back to enhance the neutron intensity in the predetermined energy spectrum;
a neutron generator embedded inside the beam shaping assembly, wherein the neutron generator generates neutrons after irradiated by an ion beam;
at least a tube for transmitting the ion beam to the neutron generator, wherein the tube defines at least an axis, the tube comprises a first tube portion defining a first axis and a second tube portion defining a second axis and connected with the first tube portion, the beam shaping assembly rotates around the first axis of the first tube portion or the second axis of the second tube portion;
deflection magnets for changing the transmission direction of the ion beam;
a collimator for concentrating neutrons;
a supporting frame for holding the beam shaping assembly, wherein the supporting frame comprises a first supporting part and a first track set in the first supporting part, and the beam shaping assembly is retained on the first track of the supporting frame; and
an irradiation room for receiving a irradiated object, wherein the first track is recessed in the supporting frame so as to form a containing room connected with the irradiation room, and the collimator extends into the irradiation room through the containing room,
wherein the beam shaping assembly rotates around the axis of the tube and/or moves along the supporting frame.

US Pat. No. 10,556,115

FEEDTHROUGH ARRANGEMENT FOR MEDICAL DEVICE

COCHLEAR LIMITED, Macqua...

1. An apparatus comprising:a feedthrough comprising a body and an outer perimeter surface of a biocompatible housing;
a plurality of contacts disposed on or recessed within the outer perimeter surface of the biocompatible housing; and
a plurality of vias defined by the feedthrough, wherein each of the plurality of vias comprise a diverging via portion that passes through the body to reach at least one contact of the plurality of contacts, wherein adjacent diverging via portions of the feedthrough diverge away from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,556,094

INTERVENTIONAL TOOL DELIVERY DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Radux Devices, LLC, Omah...

1. A method of delivering an interventional tool, comprising:positioning a catheter through an access point in a side wall of an anatomical vessel of a patient in the direction of an insertion axis, the catheter having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end, the catheter configured to receive an interventional tool;
attaching a support sheath to the catheter, the support sheath comprising a first end having a connector configured to releasably connect with the proximal end of the catheter and a second end comprising a port configured to receive the interventional tool, the support sheath having a distal portion proximate the first end and a proximal portion proximate the second end;
retaining the support sheath in a selected curved configuration by engaging the support sheath with one or more retention features of a retainer, the retainer configured to retain the support sheath in two or more configurations, the distal portion fixed in different angled orientations relative to the proximal end when attached to the catheter in each of the two or more configurations; and
advancing the interventional tool by a practitioner along an advancement direction offset from the insertion axis to deliver the interventional tool within an internal access path through the support sheath, catheter, and into the anatomical vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,079

BREATHING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

23. A breathing assistance system comprising:a single flow generator configured to deliver a single continuous unidirectional flow of breathing gas to a user interface, the flow rate exceeding a user's peak inspiratory flow requirements; and
the user interface comprising:
a nasal cannula;
a mask arranged about the nasal cannula, the mask comprising:
a seal configured to seal with a face of the user to allow the pressure within the user's respiratory system to be regulated;
a gas outlet passage through the mask configured to exhaust gases from the mask; and
one or more additional injection ports for supplying gases to a cavity of the mask, separately from the nasal cannula; and
a detachable and flexible delivery conduit comprising an inlet port and an outlet port, wherein the detachable and flexible delivery conduit protruding through the mask and coupled to the nasal cannula, the detachable and flexible delivery conduit configured to supply gases to the nasal cannula, and the one or more additional injection ports formed in the detachable and flexible delivery conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,076

CUFF PRESSURE ADJUSTING DEVICE

ICST CORPORATION, (JP)

1. A cuff pressure adjusting device comprising:a gas feeding member configured to feed a gas into a cuff for respiratory assistance via a tube by a pressing manipulation that is performed by a user, the cuff being disposed in a trachea or a larynx, the gas feeding member being configured with:
an elastic hollow body configured to be deformed so as to reduce an inner volume of the elastic hollow body with reception of the pressing manipulation so that the gas is fed to the cuff via the tube; and
a support member disposed adjacently to the elastic hollow body in a pressing direction along which the pressing manipulation is performed so as to reduce the inner volume of the elastic hollow body by the pressing manipulation, the support member including a bulging outer periphery that outwardly projects toward the elastic hollow body in the pressing direction;
a cuff pressure detection sensor configured to detect a pressure in the cuff;
a pressing manipulation detection switch configured to detect the pressing manipulation; and
an electronic display configured to display the pressure in the cuff detected by the cuff pressure detection sensor,
wherein a gas feeding amount from the gas feeding member to the cuff via the tube by a single stroke of the pressing manipulation causes a pressure increase of the pressure in the cuff, and the pressure increase is equal to or less than 10.67 cmH2O by the single stroke, and
wherein the pressing manipulation detection switch is provided in the bulging outer periphery of the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,556,066

POWER EFFICIENT ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. An assembly comprising:an electric consumer,
an electric voltage source adapted to power the electric consumer, and being operatable between a first state in which a first voltage is generated and a second state in which a second higher voltage is generated,
a main portion comprising:
a drug reservoir or structure for receiving a drug reservoir, the reservoir comprising an outlet portion,
a dose setting structure,
an expelling structure for expelling a set dose of drug from the reservoir,
the electric voltage source, and
the electric consumer in the form of electronic circuitry,
a cap adapted to be mounted on the main portion to thereby cover the reservoir outlet portion, and
a user operated actuation structure being:
operatable from a first to a second state and adapted to thereby operate the electric voltage source from the first to the second state, and
operatable from the second state to the first state and adapted to the re by operate the electricvoltage source from the second to the first state, wherein the actuation structure is in the form of the cap, the electricvoltage source being operated from the first to the second state and from the second to the first state when the cap is removed from the main portion and mounted on the main portion, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,556,061

DEVICE, KIT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MEDICALLY-DELIVERABLE INTRAVENOUS SOLUTION

ODSS Holdings, LLC, Gree...

1. A device for producing for immediate intravenous administration to a patient a medically-deliverable intravenous saline solution from a source of water, the device comprising:a housing, the housing defining an inlet and an outlet, the inlet attachable to the source of water for receiving water therefrom, the outlet configured for use in immediate intravenous administration of the medically-deliverable intravenous saline solution to the patient;
a conduit connected to the housing extending from the inlet to the outlet;
a purification device located within the housing along the conduit downstream of the inlet for purifying the water received from the source of water;
a pump within the housing for pumping the water through the conduit;
a container connectable to the housing holding a concentrated intravenous saline solution, the container having an outlet in communication with the conduit;
a metering device for dispensing the concentrated intravenous saline solution from the container into the water within the conduit; and
a controller connected to the housing for controlling the pump and the metering device so as to create the medically-deliverable intravenous saline solution from the water and the concentrated intravenous solution within the conduit and to deliver the medically-deliverable intravenous saline solution to the outlet for immediate intravenous administration to the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,556,059

INFUSION PUMP DRIVE WITH COMPRESSION SPRING

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. An infusion pump drive comprising:a transmission;
a spring in line with the transmission, wherein the spring is positioned between the transmission and a portion of a reservoir associated with the spring; and
a motor operatively coupled to the transmission;
wherein the transmission is displaceable to compress the spring causing a force to be applied by the compressed spring, the applied force sufficient to dispense a fluid from the reservoir associated with the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,556,056

ANGULAR CAP FOR DISPENSING LIQUIDS

1. A cap comprising:an elongated body defining a first channel extending from a first opening in a base portion of the elongated body through a neck portion of the elongated body to a second opening in a tip portion of the elongated body;
a side body defining a second channel extending from the first channel near the neck portion of the elongated body to a third opening at a distal end of the side body,
wherein the cap has only three openings and defines:
a first longitudinal axis through a center of the first opening in the base portion, a second longitudinal axis through the tip portion, and a third longitudinal axis through the side body,
wherein the first longitudinal axis forms a first acute angle with the second longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis forms a second acute angle with the third axis, and
wherein the base portion is adapted to couple to a container;
wherein the cap defines a first plane through the first channel and the second channel, and a second plane orthogonal to the first plane, said first plane and second plane including the first longitudinal axis, and the second opening and the third opening are on a common side of the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,556,052

CONTROL SYSTEM

Spectrum Medical Ltd., G...

1. A control system controlling at least one blood gas value in blood processed by an oxygenator of an extracorporeal perfusion system, wherein the oxygenator is configured to generate arterial blood by exposing venous blood to oxygen from an oxygenation gas supply, the control system comprising:a monitoring arrangement to determine a level of the at least one blood gas value in the arterial blood,
a blender having a plurality of gas inlets and a mixing chamber operable to provide the oxygenation gas supply, and
a controller responsive to the monitoring arrangement, the controller configured to control parameters of the oxygenation gas supply to the oxygenator, to adjust at least one of the blood gas values toward a pre-determined level, and wherein the controller comprises a configuration permitting it to alter the composition and a flow rate of the oxygenation gas supplied to the oxygenator,
wherein the controller is configured to simultaneously control the partial pressure of oxygen in the arterial blood and the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the arterial blood by setting the flow rate of the oxygenation gas supply from the mixing chamber to a level suitable for adjusting the partial pressure of carbon dioxide, and at the set flow rate, setting the fraction of oxygen in the mixing chamber so that the fraction of oxygen in the oxygenation gas supply is at a level suitable for adjusting the partial pressure of oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,556,045

SYNCHRONOUS PRESSURE SAMPLING AND SUPPLY OF NEGATIVE PRESSURE IN NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY

1. An apparatus for applying negative pressure therapy to a wound, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a source of negative pressure configured to be in fluidic communication with a wound dressing, the source of negative pressure comprising at least one valve;
a pressure sensor configured to measure pressure in a fluid flow path configured to fluidically connect the wound dressing and the source of negative pressure; and
a controller configured to operate the source of negative pressure using a drive signal, the controller further configured to:
determine a pressure measurement based on the pressure measured by the pressure sensor, wherein the determination is performed synchronous with operation of the source of negative pressure, and
generate the drive signal based at least on the determined pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,556,042

DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Exogenesis Corporation, ...

1. A method of modifying a flat surface of a medical device comprising the steps:a. depositing a first drug coating layer on the flat surface of the medical device;
b. optionally depositing one or more additional drug coating layers on the first drug coating layer to form a plurality of drug coating layers;
c. forming an accelerated Neutral Beam from a gas cluster ion beam from which charged particles have been separated, including the steps of
accelerating and focusing the gas cluster ions to form an accelerated and focused gas cluster ion beam along a beam path;
promoting fragmentation and/or dissociation of the accelerated and focused gas cluster ions along the beam path while substantially retaining the focus of the gas cluster ion-beam; and
removing charged particles from the beam path to form an accelerated and focused neutral beam along the beam path;
and
d. irradiating a first exposed surface of the first drug coating layer or any additional drug coating layer with the accelerated Neutral Beam to form a barrier layer at the first exposed surface.

US Pat. No. 10,556,036

ABSORBENT ARTICLE INCLUDING HYDROPHOBIZED ADSORBENT

LIVEDO CORPORATION, Shik...

1. An absorbent article comprising:an absorbent body composed of at least one absorption layer,
wherein the absorbent body includes a hydrophobized adsorbent and a water absorbent resin powder having (a) an absorption speed in a range from 6 seconds to 60 seconds determined by a vortex method, and
wherein the hydrophobized adsorbent is provided on a skin surface side of the absorbent body, relative to the water absorbent resin powder having (a) the absorption speed in the range of from 6 seconds to 60 seconds determined by the vortex method,
wherein the hydrophobized adsorbent is hydrophobized silica having an volume average particle diameter of 2 to 16 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,556,028

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STERILIZING FILLING NOZZLE

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A method for sterilizing a filling nozzle, wherein hot water or a liquid chemical agent is fed to drink supply piping that feeds a drink to a plurality of filling nozzles at the same time to perform a sterilization process within an aseptic chamber, a flow rate of the hot water or liquid chemical agent is detected at all the filling nozzles while the hot water or liquid chemical agent is being discharged from all the filling nozzles, a representative temperature of the hot water or liquid chemical agent at least on a downstream side of at least one filling nozzle is measured, an F value is calculated based on the representative temperature, and the sterilization process is ended when both the flow rate at each filling nozzle and the F value calculated based on the representative temperature reach respective target values, whereina SIP (Sterilizing in Place) cup is connected to a nozzle mouth of each filling nozzle and a drain pipe formed by a flexible pipe is connected to each SIP cup, the drain pipe is provided with a temperature sensor, a return pipe extends from the drain pipe to a manifold valve and the return pipe is provided with a heater,
information about the representative temperature measured by the temperature sensor is transmitted to a controller, the controller compares the representative temperature measured with a reference temperature and provides a predetermined output, and the hot water or liquid chemical agent is heated to a predetermined temperature by the heater and is circulated in an annular flow path formed by the drink supply piping, the drain pipe and the return pipe, and
the representative temperature of the hot water or liquid chemical agent on the downstream side of the at least one filling nozzle is measured by the temperature sensor provided in the drain pipe at a part outside the aseptic chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,556,025

FIXED POSITION HYBRID GERMICIDAL IRRADIATION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM

1. A fixed position hybrid germicidal irradiation disinfection apparatus comprising:a rectangular housing configured to be coupled to a standard commercial lighting fixture fitting and electrical wiring;
a first plurality of emitters coupled to the rectangular housing, the first plurality of emitters operable to emit UV-C radiation at a wavelength of 265 nanometers;
a second plurality of emitters coupled to the rectangular housing, the second plurality of emitters operable to emit near-UV radiation at a wavelength of 405 nanometers;
a controller housed in the rectangular housing, the controller being operably engaged with the first plurality of emitters, the second plurality of emitters, and at least one visible light emitter; and
at least one ranging sensor coupled to the rectangular housing and operably configured to provide a ranging input to the controller, the controller being configured to calculate a virtual air gap adjustment parameter in response to the ranging input and to control an emission from the first plurality of emitters and the second plurality of emitters according to the virtual air gap adjustment parameter, and,
wherein the first plurality of emitters and the second plurality of emitters are configured to pulse emissions of UV-C radiation and near-UV radiation, respectively, in phase and out of phase.

US Pat. No. 10,556,003

TREATMENT OF INSECT BITE HYPERSENSITIVITY

1. A composition comprising:(a) a core particle with at least one first attachment site; and
(b) at least one antigen with at least one second attachment site, wherein said at least one antigen is:
(i) an equine Interleukin-5 antigen (eIL-5 antigen), wherein said eIL-5 antigen comprises a protein with the amino acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NO:1 or a protein with an amino acid sequence of at least 90% amino acid sequence identity with SEQ ID NO:1;
(ii) an equine Eotaxin antigen (eEotaxin antigen), wherein said eEotaxin antigen comprises a protein with the amino acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NO:6 or a protein with an amino acid sequence of at least 90% amino acid sequence identity with SEQ ID NO:6; or
(iii) an equine Interleukin-31 antigen (eIL-31 antigen), wherein said eIL-31 antigen comprises a protein with the amino acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NO:12 or a protein with an amino acid sequence of at least 90% amino acid sequence identity with SEQ ID NO:12;wherein (a) and (b) are linked through said at least one first and said at least one second attachment site via at least one non-peptide covalent bond.

US Pat. No. 10,555,944

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AS RET KINASE INHIBITORS

Eli Lilly and Company, I...

1. A compound of the Formula I:and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein:X1, X2, X3 and X4 are independently CH, CF or N, wherein zero, one or two of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is N;
A is H, CN, Cl, CH3—, CH3CH2—, cyclopropyl, —CH2CN or —CH(CN)CH3;
B is
(a) hydrogen,
(b) C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(c) hydroxyC2-C6 alkyl- wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring,
(d) dihydroxyC3-C6 alkyl-, wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring,
(e) (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl- optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(f) (R1R2N)C1-C6 alkyl- wherein R1 and R2 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros);
(g) hetAr1C1-C3 alkyl-, wherein hetAr1 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S and is optionally substituted with one or more independently selected C1-C6 alkyl substituents;
(h) (C3-C6 cycloalkyl)C1-C3 alkyl-,
(i) (hetCyca)C1-C3 alkyl-, or
(j) hetCyca;hetCyca is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and 0 and is optionally substituted with OH, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros) or hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl-;Ring D is
wherein the wavy line indicates the point of attachment of Ring D to the ring comprising X1, X2, X3 and X4, and the asterisk indicates the point of attachment to E;E is
(a) hydrogen,
(b) C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(d) (C1-C6 alkyl)C(?O)— wherein said alkyl portion is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros or with a RgRhN— substituent wherein Rg and Rh are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl,
(f) (C1-C6 alkoxy)C(?O),
(l) hetAr2C(?O)—,
(o) R3R4NC(?O)—,
(s) Ar1SO2—,
(t) hetAr2SO2—,
(v) Ar1C(?O)—,
(cc) hetAr2, or
(dd) C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
R3 is H or C1-C6 alkyl; and
R4 is C1-C6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,555,916

NMDAR ANTAGONIST FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV...

1. A method of treating Rett syndrome in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to said subject a sub-anesthetic bolus injection of ketamine at a dosage of 1-20 mg/kg.

US Pat. No. 10,555,905

QUICK RELEASE SOLENOID ASSEMBLY

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A fluid dispensing system comprising:a manifold including a fluid outlet, a first tube opening extending into a first side of the manifold, and a second tube opening extending into the first side of the manifold; and a mount opening extending into a second side of the manifold and intersecting with the first tube opening;
a dispensing module fluidly connected to the manifold and configured to receive a liquid adhesive from a fluid outlet of the manifold and to dispense the liquid adhesive;
a solenoid assembly mounted to the manifold by a first air tube and a second air tube, wherein the solenoid assembly is configured to selectively direct air to the dispensing module to actuate the dispensing module between an open position and a closed position;
wherein the first air tube extends into the first tube opening and the second air tube extends into the second tube opening;
wherein a quick release mechanism is mounted in the mount opening, engages the first air tube, and does not engage the second air tube, such that the quick release mechanism is configured to directly secure the first air tube to the manifold and to indirectly secure the solenoid assembly and second air tube to the manifold by the first air tube.

US Pat. No. 10,555,878

SOLID ANTIPERSPIRANT AND/OR DEODORANT COMPOSITION IN THE FORM OF A WATER-IN-OIL EMULSION BASED ON SILICONE EMULSIFIERS AND ON WAXES; METHOD FOR TREATING BODY ODOURS

1. A solid composition in the form of a water-in-oil emulsion comprising, in a cosmetically acceptable carrier:i) at least one discontinuous aqueous phase;
ii) 10% to 40% by weight of a fatty phase comprising at least one wax in the form of crystallites having a shape factor of greater than or equal to 2 and having a melting point of 70 to 110° C.;
iii) 1% to 8% by weight of at least one alkyldimethicone copolyol of formula (I) below:

in which:
R1 denotes a linear or branched, C12-C20;
R2 denotes the group: —CnH2n—(—OC2H4—)x—(—OC3H6—)y—O—R3;
R3 denotes a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched alkyl radical containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
a is an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
b denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
n is an integer ranging from 2 to 12;
x denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 50;
y denotes an integer ranging from 0 to approximately 49, with the proviso that, when y is other than zero, the ratio x/y is greater than 1;
and/or
a dimethicone copolyol of formula (II) below:

in which:
R4 denotes the group: —CmH2m—(—OC2H4—)s—(—OC3H6—)t—O—R5;
R5 denotes a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched alkyl radical containing from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
c is an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
d denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 500;
m is an integer ranging from 2 to 12;
s denotes an integer ranging from 1 to approximately 50;
t denotes an integer ranging from 0 to approximately; with the proviso that the sum s+t is greater than or equal to 1;
iv) at least one antiperspirant active agent and/or one deodorant active agent;
v) 1% to 5% by weight of at least one nonionic surfactant having an HLB of greater than or equal to 10, wherein the at least one nonionic surfactant is an ethoxylated fatty alcohol or an ethoxylated fatty acid; and
vi) a polyethylene glycol of molecular weight greater than 400,000 g/mol as thickener.

US Pat. No. 10,555,875

AUTOMATIC PACING SYSTEM FOR A BABY BOTTLE

1. A baby bottle for providing paced feeding, the bottle comprising:a storage chamber, containing a total amount of fluid;
a tube having a hollow volume and two opposing ends;
a nipple having a hole therein;
a pump for moving fluid from said storage chamber to said tube; and
a control system;
wherein a first of said two opposing ends contacts said nipple such that fluid in said hollow volume passes from said hollow volume through said hole;
wherein said hollow volume is in fluid communication with said storage chamber at a second of said two opposing ends;
wherein said pump subdivides said tube into a rearward segment including said second of said two opposing ends and a forward segment including said first of said two opposing ends;
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to inhibit fluid movement for a first predetermined time window;
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to initiate movement of a first predetermined amount of fluid from said rearward segment to said forward segment and through said hole after said first predetermined time window;
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to inhibit fluid movement for a second predetermined time window after said movement of said first predetermined amount of fluid; and
wherein said control system automatically causes said pump to initiate movement of a second predetermined amount of fluid from said rearward segment to said forward segment and through said hole after said second predetermined time window.

US Pat. No. 10,555,866

WHEELED WALKER WHEEL DIRECTION LOCK APPARATUS AND METHOD

ProtoStar, Inc., a Delawa...

1. A collapsible wheeled walker apparatus for facilitating a partially-supported walking gait on a walking surface for a user having one or two forearms and hands, the apparatus comprising:a frame having a first side frame and a second side frame defining a polygonal footprint on the walking surface;
a plurality of wheel assemblies coupled to the frame for supporting the frame above the walking surface and disposed at the vertices of the polygonal footprint, each wheel assembly including a wheel and a wheel fork having a lock depression, each wheel fork being rotatable relative to the frame about a respective axis of rotation;
a first upper body support and a second upper body support each independently coupled to and disposed at an adjustable height above the respective side frame, wherein the adjustable height of each upper body support is independently adjusted by a height adjusting mechanism, and wherein each upper body support is coupled to a respective handle for gripping by a respective user hand;
a plurality of wheel direction locks each coupled to the frame above a respective wheel assembly, each wheel direction lock having a wheel direction lock element moveable in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation of the respective wheel fork and adapted for insertion into the lock depression in the respective wheel fork to lock the respective wheel to a fixed moving direction; and
wherein when not in locked position the respective wheel assembly may freely turn around a respective shaft connecting the wheel fork to the frame above.

US Pat. No. 10,555,849

OMNIDIRECTIONAL ELECTRIC HEALTHCARE BEDCHAIR

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. An omni-directional electric medical care bed chair, comprising mecanum wheels (1), rollover prevention wheels (2), a bottom support (3), motors (4), a controller (5), a push rod device (6), a bed chair device (7), a cervical traction device (8), a shoulder joint rehabilitation device (9) and a pair of ankle joint rehabilitation devices (10); wherein one side of a rod-shaped part of each of the pair of ankle joint rehabilitation devices (10) is provided with a convex strip which is matched with one concave groove in leg surfaces (710) and is mounted on the concave groove by means of corresponding lock (712), and the pair of ankle joint rehabilitation devices are used for rehabilitation training on the ankle joints of the patient, and are adjustable in height.

US Pat. No. 10,555,837

INTRAOCULAR PROSTHESIS

RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD., He...

1. Intraocular apparatus (i) shaped and sized to be implanted entirely in a subject's eye, (ii) having an anterior side and a posterior side, and (iii) configured for use with an extraocular imaging device, the intraocular apparatus comprising:a photovoltaic energy receiver on the anterior side of the intraocular apparatus configured to receive energy from outside the eye and to power the intraocular apparatus;
a photodiode on the anterior side of the intraocular apparatus configured to receive data from the extraocular imaging device; and
an application-specific-integrated-circuit (ASIC) on the posterior side of the intraocular apparatus comprising (i) circuitry configured to process the data from the photodiode into an image, (ii) an electronic display configured to emit light representing the image, and (iii) exactly three through-silicon vias connecting the ASIC to the photovoltaic energy receiver and to the photodiode.

US Pat. No. 10,555,835

LASER EYE SURGERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TREATING VITREOUS AND OCULAR FLOATERS

OPTIMEDICA CORPORATION, ...

1. A laser surgical system for making incisions in ocular tissues, the system comprising:a laser system comprising a scanning assembly, a laser operable to generate a laser beam configured to incise ocular tissue, and an imaging device configured to generate images of ocular tissues; and
a control system operably coupled to the laser system and configured to:
operate the imaging device to locate a posterior of a lens in an eye;
operate the imaging device to locate a retina in the eye;
operate the imaging device to locate a vitreous body in a vitreous humor in the eye;
process the image data to determine, based on the location of the vitreous body, a treatment scanning pattern for scanning a focal zone of the laser beam for performing one or more incisions in the vitreous humor, wherein the one or more incisions are surfaces that collectively form closed boundaries completely surrounding a volume that completely contains the vitreous body to isolate the vitreous body, without any focal zone locations or incisions cutting through the volume; and
operate the laser system, wherein positioning of the focal zone is guided by the control system based on the treatment scanning pattern to perform the one or more incisions in the vitreous humor.

US Pat. No. 10,555,834

VITRECTOMY PROBE WITH ROTARY CUTTER AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. An ophthalmic surgical system, the system comprising: a vitrectomy probe comprising: a housing sized and shaped for grasping by a user; a cutter sized to penetrate an eye, the cutter extending from the housing, wherein the cutter comprises: an outer cutting tube coupled to the housing, the outer cutting tube having an outer port formed therein, wherein the outer port is sized and shaped to receive tissue; and an inner cutting member disposed within the outer cutting tube, the inner cutting member rotatable about a longitudinal axis thereof, the inner cutting member comprising a first cutting surface that rotates across the outer port to cut the tissue when the inner cutting member is rotated; a drive shaft disposed within the housing; an actuator coupled to the drive shaft and disposed within the housing, the drive shaft linearly reciprocable in response to actuation by the actuator; and a drive member coupled to the drive shaft and the inner cutting member, the inner cutting member rotatable about the longitudinal axis thereof in response to the linear reciprocable motion of the drive shaft, wherein the drive member comprises a swash plate.

US Pat. No. 10,555,832

INTRAOCULAR LENS INJECTOR ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A SHUTTLE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

1. A method of assembling an intraocular lens (IOL) injector, comprising:providing an injector body having a plunger and a shuttle reception opening that is formed into and along a length of the injector body, and is defined at least in part by a first sidewall and an opposed second sidewall;
providing a shuttle that is a separate piece from the injector body and is insertable into the shuttle reception opening, the shuttle comprising:
a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall;
a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall, the first wing and the second wing being coupled together by an at least one hinge; and
a frame comprising a handle for facilitating insertion of the shuttle into the shuttle reception opening, the handle extending between ends of the shuttle and connecting handle attachment portions formed at the ends of the frame, the handle being disposed above and between the first and second wings to permit the wings to move between an open state and a closed state; and
inserting the shuttle into the shuttle reception opening, the shuttle, the first sidewall, and the opposed second sidewall being sized and shaped such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the opposed second sidewall, respectively, and
wherein, upon insertion and when in the closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen that is sized for receiving and holding the IOL.

US Pat. No. 10,555,827

MULTIFUNCTIONAL ORTHOSIS DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

FastForm Research Ltd., ...

24. An orthosis device comprising:a substantially rigid thermo-formable substrate having a substrate profile defined by a substrate top edge, an opposite substrate bottom edge, and opposite substrate side edges interconnecting the substrate top and bottom edges, the substrate profile being substantially symmetrical about a centerline thereof, the centerline being centered vertically along the substrate from the substrate top edge to the substrate bottom edge, the substrate having a main body portion and opposite lower wing portions, each of the lower wing portions being joined to the main body portion along a substantially angled hinge relative to the centerline, the substrate further having a central portion formed having a substrate thumb hole and a selectively removable thumb hole cover installed within the substrate thumb hole; and
a liner pad coupled to the substrate in a substantially abutting arrangement, the liner pad having a pad profile defined by a pad top edge, an opposite pad bottom edge, and opposite pad side edges interconnecting the pad top and bottom edges, the pad profile substantially corresponding to the substrate profile, the liner pad further having a pad thumb hole substantially corresponding to the substrate thumb hole;
wherein the device becomes moldable when activated by a forming temperature above ambient, and the symmetry of the substrate enables the device to be used in both left hand and right hand applications; and
wherein the thumb hole cover is configured to be selectively retained within the substrate thumb hole to provide a substantially continuous support surface for a hand of a patient during use of the device in an ulnar gutter application and to be selectively removed from the substrate thumb hole to allow a thumb of a patient to be inserted through the substrate thumb hole during use of the device in a radial gutter application, such that the device may be used in both radial and ulnar gutter applications.

US Pat. No. 10,555,808

REPLACEMENT MITRAL VALVES

Cephea Valve Technologies...

1. A prosthetic mitral valve configured to expand from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration comprising:an anchor assembly comprising an atrial anchor, a ventricular anchor, and a central portion therebetween, in the expanded configuration, the atrial anchor flares radially outwards relative to the central portion;
an annular strut frame comprising a cylindrical ventricular portion and a flared atrial portion, wherein the cylindrical ventricular portion is disposed radially within the central portion and the ventricular portion and is attached to the anchor assembly in the collapsed configuration by couplers, and wherein the flared atrial portion flares radially outwards relative to the cylindrical ventricular portion and the flared atrial portion of the strut frame being positioned within and radially inwardly of the flared atrial anchor; and
a plurality of replacement leaflets secured to the annular strut frame.

US Pat. No. 10,555,806

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTIMIZING VISION VIA CUSTOMIZATION OF SPHERICAL ABERRATION OF EYE

Medicem Institute s.r.o, ...

1. A method of optimizing vision in an eye of a patient comprising the steps of:determining a target optical configuration for the patient's eye;
determining the refractive change of the patient's eye required to achieve the target optical configuration; and
implementing the determined refractive change to achieve the target optical configuration,
wherein the target optical configuration is determined by performing a thorough eye examination of the patient's eye, and extrapolating relevant optical parameters back to the time when the eyesight of that patient was satisfactory, and calculating or estimating the values of relevant optical parameters at that earlier age, the relevant optical parameters including one or more of aberrations, refractive indices, and geometry of ocular structures,
wherein the implementing step comprises selecting an intraocular lens (IOL) implantable into the patient's eye,
wherein the intraocular lens comprises a hydrogel, and comprises:
a body defining a central optical part and an integral peripheral supporting part, both of which extend about a main optical axis, wherein the central optical part has a refractive power;
the central optical part having a central anterior optical surface within a first boundary and defining an anterior apex, and a central posterior optical surface within a second boundary and defining a posterior apex, wherein the central anterior optical surface has a refractive power, and wherein the central posterior optical surface has a refractive power;
the peripheral supporting part having an anterior peripheral supporting surface extending from the first boundary such that the central anterior optical surface and the anterior peripheral supporting surface define an anterior surface with a first upper boundary, and a posterior peripheral supporting surface extending from the secondary boundary such that the central posterior optical surface and the posterior peripheral supporting surface define a posterior surface with a second upper boundary, and wherein the first upper boundary is anterior to the anterior apex of the central anterior optical surface;
a transition surface extending between the first upper boundary and the second upper boundary;
wherein the central anterior optical surface and the central posterior optical surface are defined by rotation of one or more conic sections along the main optical axis; and;
wherein at least the central posterior optical surface is a hyperboloid surface,
wherein the intraocular lens is adjustable postoperatively, and the implementing step further comprises a postoperative adjustment of the intraocular lens, wherein the postoperative adjustment is achieved by a controlled absorption of electromagnetic radiation, and
wherein the electromagnetic radiation adjustably changes the refractive index of selected volume elements of the intraocular lens, or adjustably changes the geometry of selected shape memory elements embedded in the intraocular lens due to heating of said selected shape memory elements above their transition temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,555,794

DEVICES FOR CONDUCTING SUBPERIOSTEAL MINIMALLY INVASIVE AESTHETIC JAW BONE GRAFTING AUGMENTATION AND THEIR USE

1. A surgical instrument for subperiosteal tunneling and bone grafting procedures, comprising:a) a handle;
b) a shank extending from the handle;
c) a tip provided on the shank;
d) wherein, upon moving said handle, said shank is configured to manipulate the tip in one or more directions; and
e) wherein said tip has a distal portion and a proximal portion, wherein said distal portion comprises a convex curved portion having a leading edge thereon, said curved portion leading edge terminating on each side at a respective terminal edge that is located at each side of the widest width of the tip, and wherein said proximal portion comprises a tapering portion, said tapering portion tapering from each respective terminal edge of said tip to said shank.

US Pat. No. 10,555,791

DEVICES FOR GUIDING TISSUE TREATMENT AND/OR TISSUE REMOVAL PROCEDURES

CairnSurgical, Inc., Leb...

1. A guidance template device for providing guidance for a targeted tissue treatment or tissue removal procedure, the guidance template device comprising:a cover portion shaped and sized to fit over a surface of a patient near a target tissue to undergo a treatment or removal procedure, the cover portion including at least one form including a patient-specific interior surface customized based on images obtained during pre-procedure imaging to match the surface of the patient such that the cover portion correspondingly fits over the surface of the patient and maintains the surface of the patient in a desired position;
at least one access site integrally formed with the cover portion, the at least one access site positioned so as to direct a working end of a first medical device to a location associated with the target tissue when the cover portion is placed on the surface of the patient, the position of the at least one access site with respect to the target tissue having been determined based on the pre-procedure images; and
at least one imaging jig integrally formed with the cover portion and configured to retain an in-procedure imaging device therein and further configured to control positioning and/or movement of the in-procedure imaging device relative to the location associated with the target tissue when the cover portion is placed on the surface of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,555,787

INTERNAL MAGNETIC TRACTION DEVICE FOR THE CERVICAL SEINE

Gomboc, LLC, Metairie, L...

1. A disc-shaped housing comprising:(a) a lower section comprising:
(i) a base;
(ii) an outer wall surface; and
(iii) a bore defining an inner wall surface;
(b) an upper section comprising a cap; and
(c) a magnet configured to fit within the bore, wherein the magnet is adhered to at least a portion of the inner wall surface.

US Pat. No. 10,555,784

ROBOTIC GUIDE FOR BRAIN BIOPSY

1. A robotic guide for a biopsy surgical tool, the robotic guide comprising:a main shaft, supported and rotatable about a main shaft axis;
an end-effector, connected movably to a distal end of the main shaft in a configuration rotatable about a pitch axis;
a roll/yaw actuating mechanism, comprising:
a first actuating mechanism, including:
a pinion mounted on a bottom of the main shaft,
a bottom gear meshedly engaged with a bottom portion of the pinion, and rotatable about a yaw axis,
a first motor, coupled though a first coupling to the bottom gear, the first coupling configured to convert rotation of the first motor to a rotation of the bottom gear,
a second actuating mechanism, including:
a top gear meshedly engaged with a top portion of the pinion,
a second motor, coupled though a second coupling to the bottom gear, the second coupling configured to convert rotation of the second motor to a rotation of the top gear, wherein
rotational movements of the first motor and the second motor convert to rotation of the top gear and the bottom gear in a similar direction to lock the pinion from rotating, and urge movement of the distal end of main shaft and the end effector in a yaw direction around the yaw axis, and wherein
rotational movements of the first motor and the second motor that convert to rotation of the top gear and the bottom gear in mutually opposite directions rotate the main shaft about a roll axis, via the pinion;
a translational actuating mechanism, including:
a third motor;
a middle hollow rod, coupled to the third motor in a configuration wherein a rotation by the third motor urges a rotation of the middle hollow rod, the middle hollow rod including a first externally threaded section provided on an exterior surface thereof,
a first internally threaded section provided on an interior surface of the main shaft, the first internally threaded section being meshed with the first externally threaded section of the middle hollow rod such that a rotational movement of the middle hollow rod urges a linear movement of the main shaft; and
a pitch actuating mechanism, including:
a slider-crank mechanism, provided with a crank end and movably supported by the main shaft for movement of crank end in a direction of the roll axis, the crank end being coupled to the end-effector in a configuration wherein movement of the crank end in the direction of the roll axis urges a pitch rotation of the end-effector.

US Pat. No. 10,555,775

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING 3-D TOOL TRACKING BY FUSION OF SENSOR AND/OR CAMERA DERIVED DATA DURING MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTIC SURGERY

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A tool tracking and control method for minimally invasive robotic surgery, the method comprising:a processor determining non-endoscopically derived estimated positions of a tool by using information received from a non-endoscope device while the tool is being robotically manipulated;
the processor determining endoscopically derived estimated positions of the tool by using information received from an endoscope while the tool is being robotically manipulated;
the processor implementing a Bayesian filter which generates optimal estimates of the positions of the tool by processing together the non-endoscopically and endoscopically derived estimated positions of the tool; and
the processor controlling use of one of the tool and the endoscope by using the optimal estimates of the positions of the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,555,765

SMALL JOINT FUSION PLATE AND CUTTING BLOCK

1. A fixation plate kit for bone fusions comprising:a cutting block having a capitate bone mating surface, a cutting side, and at least one hole, and a plurality of slits, wherein the capitate bone mating surface having a concave portion configured to mate with a capitate bone, the cutting side having an opening configured to provide access for cutting, and the at least one hole is configured to secure the cutting block to the capitate bone and the plurality of slits are configured to provide access to the capitate bone and at least one additional wrist bone for cutting into the capitate bone or at least one additional wrist bone,
wherein the cutting block has a first planar portion and a second planar portion;
wherein a first slit in the first planar portion is configured to provide access to create a first plane on the capitate bone;
wherein a second slit in the second planar portion is configured to provide access to create a second plane on at least one additional bone; and
a fixation plate comprising an elongated plate having a first end and a second end;
the first end having a first surface with at least one hole through the first end configured to provide access to secure the fixation plate to the capitate bone; and
the second end having a second surface extending from the first surface and forming an angle with the first surface; wherein the second surface has at least one hole through the second end configured for securing the second end of the fixation plate to at least one additional bone.

US Pat. No. 10,555,764

INTERBODY SPINAL FUSION IMPLANT HAVING LOCKING ELEMENTS THAT OUTWARDLY DISPLACE FOR LOCKING

Innovasis, Inc., Salt La...

1. An interbody spinal fusion implant comprising:a fusion spacer having a top surface and an opposing bottom surface that extend between a front face and an opposing back face, a recess being formed on the front face and being at least partially bounded by an interior surface, a first screw hole passing through the interior surface of the recess;
a first bone screw being received within the first screw hole; and
a first locking screw at least partially disposed within the recess of the fusion spacer, the first locking screw comprising a threaded shaft and being threadedly engaged with the fusion spacer, the first locking screw being movable between an advanced position wherein the first locking screw is advanced into fusion spacer and a retracted position wherein the first locking screw is partially retracted out of the fusion spacer relative to the advanced position, wherein when the first locking screw is in the advanced position the first bone screw can be freely removed from the first screw hole and when the first locking screw is in the retracted position the threaded shaft of the first locking screw blocks removal of the first bone screw from the first screw hole,
wherein the first locking screw comprises:
the threaded shaft extending between a first end and an opposing second end, the first end terminating at a terminal end face, the threaded shaft being threaded into a first locking hole formed on the fusion spacer;
a driver recess formed on the terminal end face at the first end of the threaded shaft; and
an enlarged stop formed on the second end of the threaded shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,555,760

BONE ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A bone attachment assemblycomprising: an attachment head;
a set screw configured to attach to the attachment head; and
a rod carrier pivotably coupled to the attachment head and having a rod surface with a first raised portion and a second raised portion that define a lowered portion positioned between the first raised portion and the second raised portion, wherein the rod carrier is pivotable about a lateral axis perpendicular to an axis of the attachment head,
wherein the first raised portion, the second raised portion, and the set screw are configured to directly contact a rod in order to retain the rod within the attachment head,
wherein a threaded screw shaft is attached to a base region of the attachment head, wherein, when the rod is positioned on a portion of the rod surface and the longitudinal axis of the rod is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the threaded screw shaft, the first raised portion, the second raised portion, and a pointed tip of the set screw define three points of contact of the rod within the attachment head, wherein the rod is held within the attachment head by only the three points of contact.

US Pat. No. 10,555,749

PROBE UNIT, TREATMENT INSTRUMENT, AND TREATMENT SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A probe unit for treating a bone surrounded by living tissue, the probe unit comprising:a probe configured to treat the bone by ultrasonic vibration;
a hollow sheath surrounding the probe, the hollow sheath including:
a first portion disposed at a first distance from a central axis of the hollow sheath and having a first diameter, and
a second portion disposed at a second distance from the central axis that is greater than the first distance of the first portion, the second portion having a second diameter that is longer than the first diameter of the first portion and intersects the first diameter of the first portion at right angles; and
a knob configured to rotate the hollow sheath relative to the probe; and
a circular-ring-shaped balloon attached to an outer circumferential surface of the hollow sheath in vicinity of a distal end of the hollow sheath, the circular-ring-shaped balloon being configured to be inflated and deflated.

US Pat. No. 10,555,741

DEVICE TO INCREASE INTRA-PELVIC COMPARTMENT PRESSURE FOR THE CONTROLING OF INTERNAL HEMORRHAGE

Compression Works, LLC, ...

1. In combination with a pneumatic tourniquet having an inflatable bladder with a lower end, an air source for inflating said inflatable bladder, means for securing said pneumatic tourniquet over a pubic rami area of a pelvis of a patient, said pubic rami and said pelvis forming in theft anatomical structure an inferior angle at their intersection thereof, and a pressure control device for controlling pressure in said inflatable bladder, a compression device for arresting hemorrhage in an inguinal area of the patient, comprising:a. a base portion in contact with the inguinal area of said patient, said base portion including a substantially flat underside;
b. a corrugated upper portion supported by said base portion;
c. wherein said corrugated upper portion includes a centrally positioned recess adapted to receive said lower end of said inflatable bladder, and wherein pressure exerted by said lower end on said compression device is transferred to said patient;
d. wherein said base portion and said corrugated upper portion are affixed to one another to form a unified whole; and,
e. wherein said compression device includes a tapered end shaped to match the inferior angle formed by the anatomical structure of the pubic rami and the pelvis.

US Pat. No. 10,555,732

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUTURING A CARDIAC IMPLANT

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method of securing a cardiac implant, comprising:dispensing a first suture from a suture spool assembly;
inserting the first suture through a resiliently collapsible and expandable looped portion of a surgical needle;
passing the surgical needle and first suture through a first native tissue implant location;
passing the surgical needle and first suture through an annular pledget;
passing the surgical needle and first suture through an outer portion of a cardiac implant;
securing the cardiac implant to the first native tissue implant location using the first suture, with the annular pledget positioned between the first native tissue implant location and the outer portion of a cardiac implant;
dispensing a second suture from the suture spool assembly;
inserting the second suture through the looped portion of the surgical needle;
passing the surgical needle and second suture through a second native tissue implant location;
passing the surgical needle and second suture through the annular pledget;
passing the surgical needle and second suture through the outer portion of the cardiac implant; and
securing the cardiac implant to the second native tissue implant location using the second suture, with the annular pledget positioned between the second native tissue implant location and the outer portion of a cardiac implant.

US Pat. No. 10,555,731

EXPANDABLE NEEDLE SUTURE APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED HANDLE ASSEMBLY

DEPUY MITEK, LLC, New Br...

1. A method for placing suture across a body wall of a patient, comprising the steps of:providing a suture device including a hollow shaft with a proximal end and a blunt distal end and an elongated axis, an actuating rod disposed in the hollow shaft and slidably movable along the elongated axis of the hollow shaft between a proximal position and a distal position, and a slidable needle assembly carried by the actuating rod and slidably movable between a deployed position and a retracted position relative to the blunt distal end of the hollow shaft;
providing the slidable needle assembly with a needle having a sharp distal tip;
bifurcating the slidable needle to form a pair of arms including a first arm that includes the sharp distal tip and a small portion that extends proximally away from the sharp distal tip to form a hook and a second arm that has a bias that tends to make it bend outward relative to the elongated axis and moves at a proximal end thereof relative to the first arm and defines a suture slot between the first arm and the second arm, the second arm being movable between (1) a fully proximate position associated with a first slot size where the actuating rod is in the proximal position and the second arm is at least partially contained within the hollow shaft which holds the second arm, against the bias, so the second arm is spaced from and not against the first arm and so that the arms have a proximate but spaced relationship to maintain a passage for and without clamping the suture and where a distal end of the second arm is substantially aligned with the small portion of the first arm to close the suture slot and prevent the suture from escaping, and with the small portion received in the hollow shaft leaving a small opening beyond the blunt distal end of the hollow shaft to retain the suture and (2) a spaced position associated with a second slot size greater than the first slot size where the actuating rod is in the distal position and the second arm is not contained within the hollow shaft so that the bias moves it outward relative to the elongated axis and where the distal end of the second arm is spaced from the small portion of the first arm for loading the suture into or releasing the suture from the suture slot;
penetrating the body wall with the slidable needle assembly in the retracted position and the arms in the proximate position; and
advancing the slidable needle assembly to the deployed position to move the arms to the spaced position associated with the second slot size.

US Pat. No. 10,555,727

VASCULAR CLOSURE DEVICE WITH REMOVABLE GUIDE MEMBER

Essential Medical, Inc., ...

1. A vascular closure device configured to be disposed along a guide wire toward a puncture of a vessel, the vascular closure device comprising:a sealing device configured to seal the puncture of the vessel, the sealing device including a suture, a plug coupled to the suture, and a toggle coupled to the suture, and the plug having a plug aperture, and the toggle having a toggle aperture;
a delivery assembly that releasably holds the sealing device; and
a moveable guide member that is supported by the delivery assembly, the moveable guide member being elongate along a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end, a distal end that is opposite the proximal end along the longitudinal axis, and a lumen that extends along the longitudinal axis and that is sized and configured to receive the guide wire as the vascular closure device is positioned along the guide wire, the proximal end having a proximal wall that extends at least partially along a transverse direction that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis so as to define a closed proximal end of the moveable guide member, wherein the moveable guide member is moveable relative to the delivery assembly such that the distal end is removable from the toggle aperture and the plug aperture wherein the moveable guide member is removed from the plug aperture and the guide aperture when 1) the lumen receives the guide wire, and 2) a proximal-most end of the guide wire abuts the closed proximal end.

US Pat. No. 10,555,720

INTRAVASCULAR ULTRASOUND IMAGING APPARATUS, INTERFACE, ARCHITECTURE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. An intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) device, comprising:a flexible elongate member configured to be positioned within a vessel of a patient;
an ultrasound scanner assembly disposed at a distal portion of the flexible elongate member, the ultrasound scanner assembly comprising an ultrasound transducer array and at least one logic device in communication with the ultrasound transducer array, wherein the ultrasound transducer array is configured to be powered by a high voltage signal, and wherein the at least one logic device is configured to be powered by a first differential voltage;
an interface coupler disposed at a proximal portion of the flexible elongate member; and
a cable disposed within and extending along a length of the flexible elongate member between the ultrasound scanner assembly and the interface coupler, the cable including four conductors electrically coupling the ultrasound scanner assembly and the interface coupler such that transmit and receive functions of the ultrasound transducer array are controlled via only the four conductors, the four conductors including:
a first pair of conductors carrying a first signal pair to supply a first encoded three-state signal to the ultrasound scanner assembly during operation of the ultrasound scanner assembly, wherein the first encoded three-state signal comprises the first differential voltage to power the at least one logic device; and
a high voltage conductor configured to transmit the high-voltage signal to power the ultrasound transducer array,
wherein the ultrasound scanner assembly further comprises an interface decoder configured to decode the first encoded three-state signal from the first signal pair and to provide control signals to the at least one logic device based on the decoded signal.

US Pat. No. 10,555,719

ULTRASOUND ASSISTED NEEDLE PUNCTURE MECHANISM

ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO R...

1. A tissue puncture assembly, comprising:an ultrasound probe having a probe end arranged to contact a tissue surface, the ultrasound probe being operable to determine a depth of a body cavity positioned below the tissue surface;
a tissue puncture device configured to penetrate the tissue surface to gain access to the body cavity, the tissue puncture device comprising a needle carrier, the needle carrier having a bore including a first side and a second side opposite each other, the needle carrier having a plurality of position members positioned in the bore and formed along the length of an interior of the bore, wherein a needle is retainable along the bore at a plurality of axial positions by the plurality of position members, the plurality of position members being positioned on the first side of the bore, the second side of the bore being smooth;
an adjustment device having a longitudinal axis, a length adjustment member, a first end comprising an attachment arm mounted to the ultrasound probe, and a second end comprising an adjustment member mounted to the tissue puncture device, the attachment arm being positioned within the adjustment member, the adjustment device being operable to adjust an orientation of the tissue puncture device relative to the ultrasound probe, and having a variable length along the longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end by adjustable axial movement of the attachment arm relative to the adjustment member, the length adjustment member contacting the attachment arm and the adjustment member, the length adjustment member extending through a side wall of the adjustment member.

US Pat. No. 10,555,711

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOW DOSE MAMMOGRAPHY USING AUGER IMAGER

NANOX-MEDICAL CORP, Long...

1. An apparatus for examining tissue of a patient for abnormalities, the apparatus comprising:(1) a monochromatic X-ray beam generator that emits at least a first beam of monochromatic line emission X-ray photons having an energy at or nearly above an absorption edge of a first element to induce emission of Auger electrons when the first element is irradiated with the X-ray photons; and
(2) an X-ray detector comprising
(a) a pixel or plurality of pixels comprising (i) an array of pixel sensors each of which comprises the first element such that the line emission X-ray photons, when received by the pixel sensors in the array, cause a cascade of Auger electrons that form a transient electric charge, and (ii) a semiconductor collection layer configured for receiving the Auger electrons of said transient electric charge; and
(b) processing electronics for converting the Auger electrons received in the collection layer into a direct radiographic signal;wherein X-ray photons in the first beam of monochromatic line emission X-ray photons undergo a spatial and temporal dispersion when passing through soft tissues with density variation so as to cause a density-based phase shift in the X-ray photons, wherein the pixel sensors in the array are of a size and number that enable the pixel sensors to register a phase shift contrast (PSC) image from the radiographic signal from which abnormalities in the tissues are identifiable, wherein the respective pixel sensors in the array are unconnected to each other electrically, and wherein the first element comprises cesium iodide (CsI).

US Pat. No. 10,555,699

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE NON-INVASIVE MONTIORING AND IDENTIFICATION OF DRUG EFFECTS AND INTERACTIONS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method for use in detecting and monitoring effects experienced by a subject taking a first drug, drug A, and at least one other substance, substance B, the method comprising:(a) obtaining a plurality of measured values of a physiological characteristic of the subject over a time period after the subject has taken the drug A and the substance B;
(b) comparing the plurality of measured values to a first predefined signature, a drug A signature, associated with the first drug, that represents an effect that the drug A is expected to have on the physiological characteristic of the subject, and thereby calculating a first measure, Adiff, of a difference between the plurality of measured values and the drug A signature, wherein Adiff represents how the effect of the drug A is altered by a presence of the substance B;
(c) comparing the plurality of measured values to a second predefined signature, a substance B signature, associated with the at least one other substance, that represents an effect that the substance B is expected to have on the physiological characteristic of the subject and thereby calculating a second measure, Bdiff, of a difference between the plurality of measured values and the substance B signature wherein Bdiff represents how the effect of the substance B is altered by the presence of the drug A;
(d) comparing the plurality of measured values to a third predefined signature, a desired outcome (DO) signature, associated with a time variant set of expected values for a desired physiological state of the subject, and thereby calculating a third measure, DOdiff, of a difference between the plurality of measured values and the DO signature; and
(e) combining Adiff and Bdiff and DOdiff to produce an output, wherein a message to the subject and/or a medical professional is generated in dependence of the output comprising information indicating that an adverse reaction is being experienced by the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,555,696

DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING A USER'S VEIN IN POSITION AND DEVICE FOR PUNCTURING OR INJECTING INTO A USER'S VEIN

BEE HEALTHCARE, Nantes (...

1. A device for puncturing or injection into a user's vein, comprising:a device to maintain a user's vein in position, comprising at least two branches separated by a gap of width greater than a size of the user's vein, means for rotating the branches and an arm configured to move in translation along three axes, the means for rotating the branches and to position the branches around the user's vein;
a sensor to capture an infrared image of the user's arm;
a detector to detect a vein in the captured infrared image;
a transmitter to transmit a location of the detected vein;
the arm configured to position automatically the branches around the user's vein being controlled according to the location of the detected vein;
a needle; and
a motor to position an extremity of the needle in the detected vein between the branches.

US Pat. No. 10,555,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TISSUE MORPHOLOGY BASED ON PHASE ANGLE

St. Jude Medical, Atrial ...

1. A method of determining tissue type and ablating comprising the steps of:defining a plurality of tissue types to include regular myocardium, scar and fat;
correlating each one of the tissue types with both a respective phase angle value and magnitude value associated with a complex impedance of each of said tissue types to thereby define a first relationship between said regular myocardium tissue type and a high phase angle value and a medium magnitude, a second relationship between said scar tissue type and a low phase angle value and a low magnitude value, and a third relationship between said fat tissue type and a low phase angle value and a high magnitude value, and wherein said high phase angle value is higher than said low phase angle value, and wherein said medium magnitude value is between said high and low magnitude values;
providing a first electrode in contact with tissue where the tissue may be one of said plurality of tissue types including regular myocardium, scar and fat;
providing a second electrode,
measuring a complex impedance at a preselected excitation frequency between the first electrode and the second electrode where the measured complex impedance comprises a magnitude and a phase angle;
selecting one of the first, second, and third relationships based directly on both the measured phase angle value from the measured complex impedance and the measured magnitude value from the measured complex impedance;
identifying, using a tissue type identification logic block implemented on a computer-based controller, one of regular myocardium, scar and fat tissue types based on the selected one of said first, second, and third relationships wherein the tissue type identification logic block produces an output indicative of the identified tissue type; and
applying, using an ablation generator responsive to the output indicative of the identified tissue type, ablation energy to the tissue when the identified tissue type is regular myocardium.

US Pat. No. 10,555,684

SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYARRHYTHMIA DISCRIMINATION

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) comprising:a therapy delivery circuit configured to generate an electrical stimulation therapy for delivery to a patient's heart;
a sensing circuit configured to receive at least a first cardiac electrical signal via a sensing electrode vector; anda control circuit coupled to the sensing circuit and the therapy delivery circuit and configured to:determine whether first criteria for detecting a ventricular tachyarrhythmia are met by the first cardiac electrical signal;
determine a plurality of features from each one of a plurality of cardiac signal segments of the first cardiac electrical signal;
in response to the first criteria being met, determine whether a first portion of the plurality of features determined from each one of the plurality of cardiac signal segments satisfy monomorphic waveform criteria;
determine whether a second portion of the plurality of features determined from each one of the plurality of cardiac signal segments satisfy supraventricular beat criteria by comparing each feature of the second portion of the features determined from each of the plurality of cardiac signal segments to an analogous feature of a supraventricular R-wave template and determining that the supraventricular beat criteria are satisfied in response to a threshold number of the cardiac signal segments having the second portion of the features matching the analogous features of the supraventricular R-wave template;
determine whether second criteria for detecting the ventricular tachyarrhythmia are met;
withhold detecting of the ventricular tachyarrhythmia in response to both the monomorphic waveform criteria and the supraventricular beat criteria being satisfied; and
detect the ventricular tachyarrhythmia and controlling the therapy delivery circuit to deliver the electrical stimulation therapy in response to the first criteria and the second criteria being met and at least one of the monomorphic waveform criteria not being satisfied or the supraventricular beat criteria not being satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,555,670

ADAPTIVE FILTRATION OF SWEAT ARTIFACTS DURING ELECTRONIC BRAIN MONITORING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computing device comprising:a processor;
a network interface coupled to the processor to enable communication over a network;
a storage device coupled to the processor;
a software stored in the storage device, wherein an execution of the software by the processor configures the computing device to perform acts comprising:
receiving digital EEG data based on a digitizing of analog electroencephalogram (EEG) signals of a patient from a first electrode;
receiving digital sweat sensor data based on a digitizing of analog sweat sensor signals of the patient that are contemporaneous with the analog EEG signals;
applying a transform to the digital sweat sensor data based on a predetermined sweat stress profile of the patient; and
adaptively adjusting the digital EEG data by subtracting the transformed sweat sensor data from the digital EEG data.

US Pat. No. 10,555,659

CONVEYOR DISHWASHER HAVING A SENSOR DEVICE FOR DETECTING THE CONCENTRATION OF DISINFECTANT

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A conveyor dishwasher for washing washware, wherein the conveyor dishwasher has at least one wash zone with at least one wash nozzle for spraying wash liquid onto the washware, and has at least one final rinse zone with at least one final rinse nozzle for spraying final rinse liquid onto the washware, and wherein a metering device is connected for adding a disinfectant to a final rinse line that feeds the at least one final rinse nozzle so that the disinfectant is added to the final rinse liquid in a metered manner prior to spraying of the final rinse liquid from the at least one final rinse nozzle,characterized in that a sensor device is provided, the sensor device being configured to detect a concentration of disinfectant in the final rinse liquid in the final rinse line prior to spraying of the final rinse liquid from the at least one final rinse nozzle in the final rinse zone, and in that a control device is provided, the control device being configured to compare the value of the concentration of disinfectant which is detected by the sensor device with a predefined concentration value and, in the event the concentration of disinfectant deviates by at least a defined deviation value from the predefined concentration value, to interrupt the dishwashing process or to output a warning signal to an operator.

US Pat. No. 10,555,653

DOMESTIC CYCLONIC VACUUM CLEANER

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A domestic cyclonic vacuum cleaner comprising a suction inlet fluidly connected in series to a vac-motor for drawing a dirty airflow in through the suction inlet, the suction inlet being fluidly connected downstream to both a first cyclonic separator and to a flow device, said fluid connection to the first cyclonic separator and to the flow device being via a flow junction for dividing the dirty airflow into two separate airflows: a first airflow passing through the first cyclonic separator and a second airflow passing through the flow device; the flow device being either a second cyclonic separator or an air turbine, and wherein a screening member is provided upstream of the flow device and comprises a plurality of apertures that are configured for screening out dirt particles based on size from the second airflow so that the screened-out dirt particles are retained instead in the first airflow.

US Pat. No. 10,555,638

ADJUSTABLE OUTDOOR COOKING ASSEMBLY

1. An outdoor cooking assembly comprising:a cooking grate;
a plurality of vertically extending poles configured to support the grate above an open fire;
a plurality of cylindrical sleeves configured to attach the grate and the poles at right angles to one another, each sleeve configured to be slidably received on one of the poles;
a releasable locking mechanism carried by each sleeve, each releasable locking mechanism being movable between a locked configuration wherein the locking mechanism engages a pole, preventing the sleeve from sliding vertically along the pole, and an unlocked configuration wherein the locking mechanism is disengaged from the pole, allowing the sleeve to slide vertically along the pole;
a locking tool having an elongated distal end configured to cooperate with the locking mechanism and a thermally insulating proximal end configured to be grasped by a user, allowing the user to move the locking mechanism between the locked and unlocked configurations.

US Pat. No. 10,555,615

CALIBRATION OF DETECTION FEATURES FOR AUTOMATED FURNITURE

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to:determine a first noise state associated with an environment of the furniture item based on a first measured noise received from one or more sensors associated with the furniture item;
generate a first baseline noise level for the furniture item based on filtering the first noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item;
determine a second noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item based on a second measured noise received from the one or more sensors associated with the furniture item;
generate a second baseline noise level for the furniture item based on filtering the second noise state associated with the environment of the furniture item; and
adjust the first baseline noise level to the second baseline noise level.

US Pat. No. 10,555,611

ADJUSTABLE SEATING SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES

FORCE 3 INNOVATIONS INC.,...

1. A structure of a seating system for a human user, the structure comprising:a frame;
a seat structure supported by the frame, the seat structure comprising a thigh support region and a pelvic support region, the pelvic support region defining a pelvic well for receiving an ischial tuberosity of the user and providing a fulcrum for rotation of a pelvis of the user;
a back rest structure supported by the frame, the back rest structure comprising:
a gluteal panel for supporting a gluteal mass of the user; and
a posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) panel disposed above the gluteal panel, the PSIS panel being adjustable to cause movement of a PSIS of the user and cooperate with the pelvic well to cause rotation of the pelvis of the user about the fulcrum provided by the pelvic well, wherein:
the PSIS panel comprises two loading zones separated by a spine relief zone; and
the spine relief zone of the PSIS panel comprises a recess formed into the PSIS panel.

US Pat. No. 10,555,610

TELESCOPIC SEATING SYSTEMS, AND FOLDABLE CHAIRS AND RELATED COMPONENTS FOR USE WITHIN TELESCOPIC SEATING SYSTEMS

1. A foldable chair, comprising:a structural frame having a first surface defined by a first side of the structural frame and having a second surface defined by a second side of the structural frame, wherein the first side is oriented toward a chair occupant, and wherein the second side is oriented opposite the first side;
an occupant support having a spring structure attached to the first surface of the structural frame that, at least partially, extends into a space between the first surface and the second surface when the chair occupant sets on the occupant support;
a spring structure travel limiter, wherein the spring structure travel limiter is a panel attached to the second surface of the structural frame, that prevents travel of the spring structure beyond the second surface when the chair occupant sets on the occupant support; and
a cushion, supported by a surface defined by the spring structure oriented toward the chair occupant, that cooperates with the spring structure to at least partially conform to a portion of a profile of the chair occupant and that supports the chair occupant.

US Pat. No. 10,555,601

EXPANDABLE TABLE ASSEMBLY

1. An expandable table assembly being configured to increase a useable surface area without occupying more floor space, said assembly comprising:a box being positionable on a support surface wherein said box is configured to serve as a coffee table;
a lid being hingedly coupled to said box for closing said box, a top surface of said lid being horizontally oriented when said lid is closed wherein said top surface is configured to serve as a table top, said top surface of said lid being oriented at an upwardly slanting angle when said lid is in said open position wherein said top surface is configured to serve as an angled work surface;
a first extension panel being hingedly coupled to said first lateral side of said box, said first extension panel extending away from said first lateral side in a horizontal orientation when said first extension panel is positioned in a deployed position for increasing a surface area of a top of said box; and
a second extension panel being hingedly coupled to said second lateral side of said box, said second extension panel extending away from said second lateral side in a horizontal orientation when said second extension panel is positioned in a deployed position for increasing a surface area of a top of said box, said box having a top side, a first lateral side, a second lateral side and a front side, said top side having an opening extending an interior of said box, said front side having a pair of holes each extending into said interior of said box; and
a base having said box being coupled thereto, said base being positionable on the support surface having said box extending upwardly from said base, said base having a perimeter being greater than a perimeter of said box, said box being centrally positioned on said base.

US Pat. No. 10,555,600

CLEANING APPLIANCE

Dyson Technology Limited,...

15. A handle for a dental cleaning appliance, the handle being detachably connectable to a cleaning tool of the appliance, the handle comprising:a body;
a transparent panel connected to the body, the panel defining a trough-shaped recess that extends longitudinally in a longitudinal direction of the handle;
a display; and
a control circuit for activating the display,
wherein the display is located beneath the recess such that the display is viewable through the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,555,596

COMBINED CARRIERS AND PROTECTIVE VESTS

Leatherback Gear, LLC, C...

1. A backpack for providing protection, the backpack comprising:a housing that is configured to be assembled as a backpack in a first configuration and deploy a protective vest in a second configuration, wherein the housing comprises a plurality of compartments including at least a first compartment and second compartment when the housing is assembled as a backpack in the first configuration;
a fastener that enables the housing to transition from the first configuration to the second configuration, wherein: (i) a structure of the housing arranged in the second configuration includes a front vest portion and a rear portion; (ii) the first compartment is located on the front vest portion or rear portion; and (iii) a structure of the backpack permits content included within the first compartment or second compartment to remain within the backpack when the housing is arranged in the second configuration;
one or more connectors that enable the front vest portion to be coupled to the rear portion in the second configuration, wherein the one or more connectors at least include:
a pair of mid-section connectors configured to connect the front vest portion to the rear portion near an individual's mid-section region in the second configuration, and
a pair of shoulder straps that connect the front vest portion to the rear portion in the second configuration; and
armor components included in the front vest portion and the rear portion, wherein the armor components are positioned to provide protection for both a portion of an individual's torso and a portion of back or posterior region when the housing is arranged in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,555,591

EPILATION DEVICE MEASURING CONTACT FORCE AND COMPRISING A FEEDBACK UNIT

Braun GMBH, Kronberg (DE...

1. An epilation device for pinching and pulling out hairs from the skin of a user comprising:an epilation barrel comprising a plurality of clamping elements;
a drive unit for driving the epilation barrel into movement; and
a control unit for analyzing a contact pressure between the epilation barrel and the skin of a user and for determining whether the contact pressure is equal to or smaller than a lower threshold contact pressure and is equal to or larger than a first upper threshold contact pressure, wherein the drive unit is adapted to reduce the movement of the epilation barrel by a predetermined amount when the contact pressure is equal to or larger than the first upper threshold contact pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,555,583

AUTOMATIC SHOE-LACING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A SHOE UPPER

Pou Chen Corporation, (T...

1. An automatic shoe-lacing machine adapted for securing a shoelace onto a shoe upper, the shoelace having a flexible lace body, and two tipping members that are respectively connected to two opposite ends of the lace body, the shoe upper having two spaced-apart lace stay pieces, each of the lace stay pieces being formed with a plurality of spaced-apart eyelets, said automatic shoe-lacing machine comprising:a jig unit adapted to permit the shoe upper to be disposed thereon;
a robotic arm unit disposed at the proximity of said jig unit, said robotic arm unit being adapted to simultaneously hold and move the tipping members of the shoelace for sequentially passing the tipping members through the eyelets of the shoe upper; and
a control unit controlling the movement of said robotic arm unit;
wherein said robotic arm unit includes an arm module, and two spaced-apart grip modules that are connected to the arm module and that are for respectively holding the tipping members, said arm module and said grip modules being controlled by the control unit for sequentially passing the tipping members through the eyelets of the shoe upper;
wherein said arm module includes an upper arm mechanism, said grip modules being mounted to a distal end of said upper arm mechanism;
wherein said automatic shoe-lacing machine further comprising a machine vision unit that is for detecting the positions of the eyelets of the shoe upper; and
wherein said machine vision unit is operable to output a coordinate signal that is related to the position of at least one of the eyelets of the shoe upper, said control unit emitting a drive signal upon reception of the coordinate signal output from said machine vision unit, said upper arm mechanism of said arm module moving said grip modules to a designated position upon reception of the drive signal emitted from said control unit, and then returning a ready signal, said control unit emitting a lacing signal upon reception of the ready signal emitted from said upper arm mechanism, said upper arm mechanism cooperating with said grip modules for operating the shoelace upon reception of the lacing signal emitted from said control unit, and then returning a finish signal to said control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,555,576

PROTECTIVE HOOD MADE FROM MATERIALS OF VARIABLE STRETCH KNIT AND WOVEN TEXTILES

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

15. A protective hood for use by a firefighter or other emergency worker, the hood comprising:a crown portion to cover a top of a wearer's head;
a head portion that extends downward from the crown portion to cover at least sides and back of the wearer's head, the head portion comprising one or more layers of a first woven material;
a face opening defined by an aperture in a front of the head portion, the face opening defined at least in part by a first edge of an innermost band encircling the face opening, the innermost band comprising a one or more layers of a first knit material disposed about an elastic member;
a brow band coupled along a first edge to a second edge of the innermost band, the brow band comprising one or more layers of a second knit material;
a woven band coupled along a first edge to a second edge of the brow band, the brow band coupled along a second edge to the head portion, the woven band comprising one or more layers of a second woven material; and
a front drape and a rear drape, both of the front drape and the rear drape coupled to and extending in a downward direction from the head portion to cover at least a portion of a neck and shoulders of the wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,555,557

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HEATING AND ATOMIZATION THEREOF

SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOG...

1. An electronic cigarette, wherein the electronic cigarette comprises a power supply device (1), a heating element (2) and a control device (3);the control device (3) is electrically connected with the power supply device (1) and the heating element (2) respectively, and the power supply device (1) supplies electric energy to the control device (3) and the heating element (2);
the control device (3) comprises:
a storage module storing a plurality of temperature variation parameters corresponding to a plurality of temperature variation curves, wherein each temperature variation curve shows a temperature variation of the heating element (2) when a liquid solution is heated with a first power, and the storage module also stores a plurality of preferable atomization temperatures corresponding to a plurality types of liquid solutions;
a temperature detection module for detecting a temperature variation of the heating element (2); and
a control module comparing the temperature variation parameters of the heating element (2) detected by the temperature detection module with the temperature variation parameters stored in the storage module, obtaining, if the type of the detected liquid solution is one of types of the liquid solution stored in the storage module, the preferable atomization temperature of the liquid solution, and controlling the heating of the liquid solution by the heating element (2) at the corresponding preferable atomization temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,555,545

FROZEN BEVERAGE MACHINE VALVING

Taylor Commercial Foodser...

1. A dispensing apparatus (20; 300; 400) comprising:a freezing cylinder (40);
a water flowpath (526);
a first controllable valve (130) along the water flowpath;
a syrup flowpath (528), merging with the water flowpath and proceeding as a water/syrup flowpath (552) to the freezing cylinder;
a second controllable valve (132) along the syrup flowpath; and,
a carbon dioxide flowpath (572, 574) merging with the water/syrup flowpath, the carbon dioxide flowpath comprises a branch (576) extending to the water/syrup flowpath and the freezing cylinder,
wherein the first controllable valve and the second controllable valve each comprise:
a valve body (144; 432) having a cartridge compartment (164,166), an inlet (176) to the cartridge compartment, and an outlet (178) from the cartridge compartment; and
a valve cartridge (162) having a unitary construction so as to allow removal from the valve compartment and replacement as a unit, the valve cartridge comprising:
a cartridge body (200) mounted in the cartridge compartment and having a valve seat;
a valve element (222) carried by the cartridge body and having a head shiftable between a first condition disengaged from the valve seat and permitting communication between the inlet and the outlet and a second condition engaged to the valve seat and blocking communication between the inlet and the outlet; and,
a solenoid (224) carried by the cartridge body and coupled to the valve element to drive movement of the valve element.

US Pat. No. 10,555,521

DISPOSABLE WIPES FOR OPTIONAL DISINFECTION, DEODORIZATION, AND/OR STERILIZATION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Micrulia LLC, Salt Lake ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a wipe, comprising:
a first substrate comprising a flexible membrane;
a first chemical element, compound, or reactive substance associable with, or carried by, said first substrate;
a second chemical element, compound, or reactive substance associable with, or carried by, said first substrate, wherein:
said first substrate is structured to carry a treatment agent comprising Hydroxyl radicals formed as a product of a chemical reaction resulting from combination of said first chemical element, compound, or reactive substance and said second chemical element, compound, or reactive substance at the time of use, and at the location of use, of said first substrate to deodorize, disinfect, and/or sterilize an object; in combination with:
a holder structured to removably couple with said wipe to permit manipulation of said wipe by said holder for disinfecting, deodorizing, and/or sterilizing a surface with said wipe, and to impart an electrical charge onto said first substrate, wherein:
said first substrate carries a biocidal compound or element; and
said holder comprises a power source and circuitry structured to cause generation of areas of positive and negative electrical charge in said wipe, the power source being untethered to permit untethered operation of said wipe, the areas of positive and negative charge to attract respective gram negative and gram positive bacteria.

US Pat. No. 10,555,512

SPINNING REEL

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A spinning reel, comprising:a reel body;
a handle disposed on the reel body so as to be rotatable;
a spool shaft supported by the reel body;
a spool configured to move in an axial direction of the spool shaft together with the spool shaft;
a rotor configured to rotate about the spool by rotation of the handle and wind a fishing line around the spool;
a reciprocating mechanism configured to move the spool shaft back and forth in the axial direction when the rotation of the handle is transmitted thereto; and
a clutch mechanism configured to be switched between a transmitting state to transmit the rotation of the handle to the reciprocating mechanism and a non-transmitting state to terminate the transmission,
the reciprocating mechanism enabling the spool shaft to move in the axial direction when the clutch mechanism is in the non-transmitting state.

US Pat. No. 10,555,505

BEEHIVE STATUS SENSOR AND METHOD FOR TRACKING PESTICIDE USE IN AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION

1. A method of monitoring the health of an insect environment and its natural ecosystem surrounding comprising:monitoring the insect environment for the presence of at least one chemical using at least one sensor located within the insect environment, the at least one sensor operative to generate data in response to the presence of at least one chemical in the environment and communicate the data to an associated data processing device;
monitoring a population of insects in the insect environment to detect a change in the population or health of individual insects that make up the population; and
generating a correlation between a detected change in the population of insects or health of the insects that make up the population in the insect environment with an increase or decrease of the at least one chemical;
monitoring one or more environments external to the insect environment with which the insect population interacts for the at least one chemical; and
taking remedial action to increase or decrease the at least one chemical in the insect environment based at least in part on the correlation between a detected change in the population or health of insects in the insect environment with an increase or decrease of the at least one chemical;
wherein the remedial action includes increasing or decreasing a concentration of the at least one chemical in the one or more environments external to the insect environment.

US Pat. No. 10,555,504

SENSOR APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ST Reproductive Technolog...

1. A sensor apparatus for attachment to an animal, comprising:a flexible enclosure formed from an upper flexible sheet and a bottom flexible sheet and having at least one interior cavity;
a retaining mechanism for securing the upper flexible sheet to the bottom flexible sheet; and
a sensor assembly disposed within the internal cavity, the sensor assembly including a pressure sensor arranged to detect pressure data representative of a physiological state of the animal.

US Pat. No. 10,555,456

AUTO MOWING SYSTEM

Positec Power Tools (Suzh...

1. A robotic mowing system comprising a station and a robotic mower, wherein the robotic mower has a controller, a memorizer, a power source and a drive motor, the memorizer configured to store a fixed working procedure and the controller configured to execute the fixed working procedure after receiving a start command input by a user so as to control the robotic mower to automatically and repeatedly mow and return to the station to be charged until the controller receives a stop command input by the user without a working parameter input by the user to define completion of mowing.
US Pat. No. 10,556,947

BINDING MOLECULE THAT BINDS SPECIFICALLY TO THE PRECURSOR OF BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR

Shanghai Yile Biotechnolo...

1. A method for mitigating or treating rheumatoid arthritis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a binding molecule which specifically binds to a precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, wherein the binding molecule is a monoclonal antibody comprising a heavy chain variable region having a CDR1 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 1, a CDR2 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 2 and a CDR3 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 3; and a light chain variable region having a CDR1 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 4, a CDR2 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 5 and a CDR3 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,555,928

CANNABIS EXTRACTS AND METHODS OF PREPARING AND USING SAME

United Cannabis Corp., G...

1. A method for relieving symptoms associated with anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, or opiate dependency, paralysis, neuropathy, Crohns disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, glaucoma, seizures, epilepsy, autism, or cancer comprising administering to a subject at least four daily doses of a cannabinoid formulation, wherein at least two of the at least four daily doses comprise different cannabinoid formulations selected from the group of cannabinoid formulations consisting of:a. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa);
b. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
c. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabidiol (CBD);
d. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are THCa and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa);
e. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are THC and CBD;
f. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are CBD, cannabinol (CBN) and THC;
g. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabidiol (CBDa);
h. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabichromene (CBC);
i. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabichromenic acid (CBCa);
j. a formulation comprising at least 95% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as the only cannabinoid in the formulation; and
k. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from cannabis indica or cannabis ruderalis.
US Pat. No. 10,555,933

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING 4-[1-(2,3-DIMETHYLPHENYL)ETHYL]-3H-IMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES FOR TREATING RETINAL DISEASES

ALLERGAN, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method of treating geographic atrophy in a subject in need of such treatment, the method comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of (5) [3-(1-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)ethyl)-2-methylphenyl] methanol, or a tautomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any one of the foregoing.
US Pat. No. 10,556,961

ANTI-CD38 ANTIBODIES FOR TREATMENT OF ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA

JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC., H...

1. A method of treating a subject having relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), comprising administering to the subject in need thereof an anti-CD38 antibody comprising heavy chain complementarity determining regions (HCDR) 1 (HCDR1), 2 (HCDR2) and 3 (HCDR3) sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 6, 7 and 8, respectively, and light chain complementarity determining regions (LCDR) 1 (LCDR1), 2 (LCDR2) and 3 (LCDR3) sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 9, 10 and 11, respectively, in combination with vincristine.
US Pat. No. 10,555,938

METHODS FOR TREATING DISORDERS OR DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERLIPIDEMIA AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA WHILE MINIMIZING SIDE EFFECTS

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A method of treating a subject suffering from hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an MTP inhibitor, wherein said administration of the MTP inhibitor comprises three step-wise, increasing dose levels of the MTP inhibitor;wherein each of the dose levels is no more than 50% of the immediately following dose level;
wherein each of the dose levels is administered for about 1 to about 12 weeks;
wherein the MTP inhibitor is N-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-9-[4-[4-[[[4?-(trifluoromethyl)[1,1?-biphenyl]-2-yl] carbonyl] amino]-1-piperidinyl]butyl]-9H-fluorene-9-carboxamide, methanesulfonate; and
wherein the administration of the MTP inhibitor reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol of the subject by at least 30% as compared to control blood levels.
US Pat. No. 10,555,939

FORMULATIONS OF 4-AMINO-2-(2,6-DIOXOPIPERIDINE-3-YL)ISOINDOLINE-1,3-DIONE

Celgene Corporation, Sum...

1. An oral dosage form in the form of a capsule which comprises: 1) pomolidomide at an amount of 0.1 to 3 weight percent of the total weight of the composition; 2) a binder or filler at an amount of 70 to 99 weight percent of total weight of the composition, wherein the binder or filler is a mixture of mannitol and starch; and wherein the ratio of mannitol:starch in the dosage form is from about 1:1 to about 1:1.5.
US Pat. No. 10,555,947

OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

OCUGEN, INC., Malvern, P...

1. An ophthalmic composition comprising: an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist and cyclosporin.
US Pat. No. 10,559,821

CATHODE ACTIVE MATERIAL AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:a cathode comprising a cathode active material consisting of:
a compound of formula 1:
(1?s?t)[Li(LiaMn(1?a?x?y)NixCoy)1?a)O2]*s[Li2CO3]*t[LiOH]  (1)
wherein 0 a, x and y represent a molar ratio, and s and t represent a weight ratio,
an anode,
a separator, and
a non-aqueous electrolyte,
wherein a cycle capability of the lithium secondary battery at 30th cycle is 94% or more.
US Pat. No. 10,555,980

TREATMENT OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION

Vedanta Biosciences, Inc....

1. A method to suppress an abnormal or excessive immune response comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising a purified bacterial mixture consisting of 7 or more bacterial strains comprising 16S rDNA sequences of at least 97% sequence identity to nucleic acid sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 10, SEQ ID NO: 14, SEQ ID NO: 15, SEQ ID NO: 16, SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 19, SEQ ID NO: 20, and SEQ ID NO: 21, to the subject in an amount sufficient to suppress the abnormal or excessive immune response.
US Pat. No. 10,555,470

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S160123

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S160123, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-25326.
US Pat. No. 10,555,983

COMPOSITION FOR BRAIN ACTIVATION, COMPRISING GINSENG FRUIT EXTRACT

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A method for activating the brain or for improving cognitive function comprising: administering a ginseng fruit extract to activate the brain, to improve cognitive function to a subject having cognitive function disorders thereof,wherein the brain is activated or improves cognitive function in a subject in need, wherein the administration is administrating the effective amount of a ginseng fruit extract orally to a subject in need, and
wherein the ginseng fruit extract is an ethanol extract of the ginseng fruit which is prepared by adding ethanol to a ginseng fruit, followed by refluxing and filtering, and then concentrating under reduced pressure, and comprises 30 wt % or more of a crude saponin based on the total weight of the ginseng fruit extract,
wherein the cognitive function disorder is one or more selected from degenerative brain diseases, alcoholic cognitive function disorder, cognitive function disorder caused by cerebral hemorrhage, loss of brain function due to accidents, aging-induced cognitive function disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
US Pat. No. 10,555,474

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV674722

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV674722, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV674722 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125230.
US Pat. No. 10,557,012

COATING COMPOSITION COMPRISING SUBMICRON CALCIUM CARBONATE

OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG, O...

1. A glossing and opacifying coating composition comprising:(i) at least one submicron ground natural calcium carbonate (SMGCC) having a volume median particle diameter d50 of 0.05 to 0.3 ?m and a d98 of less than or equal to 0.6 ?m, and titanium dioxide, wherein the titanium dioxide: SMGCC weight ratio in the composition is from 75:25 to 98:2, and wherein the calcium carbonate is calcite, marble, chalk or limestone; and
(ii) glossing and opacifying coating composition components,
wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition has a pigment volume concentration (PVC) of from 5 vol.-% up to a critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC),and wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition, applied to a contrast card to form a layer having a thickness of 150 ?m or 300 ?m, has a gloss that is within ±3% of the gloss of the same composition and thickness in which the SMGCC is fully replaced with the titanium dioxide, when gloss is measured either at a 60° or an 85° incident angle according to DIN 67530.
US Pat. No. 10,555,485

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01073532

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01073532, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125724.
US Pat. No. 10,556,001

THERMAL INACTIVATION OF ROTAVIRUS

The united States of Amer...

1. A method of inducing an immune response to rotavirus in a subject, comprising:administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a vaccine composition, wherein the vaccine composition comprises:
a) an antigenic thermally-inactivated rotavirus that has a substantially intact rotavirus particle structure, wherein the substantially intact rotavirus particle structure is triple-layer rotavirus particles, double-layer rotavirus particles, or a combination of triple-layer rotavirus particles and double-layer rotavirus particles, and wherein the antigenic thermally-inactivated rotavirus is produced by the process of
suspending isolated rotavirus particles in an aqueous buffer, the aqueous buffer having an osmolality in the range of about 200-500 mOsm, comprising a concentration of a salt of a divalent cation in the range of about 1 mM-15 mM and an amount of a sugar and/or sugar alcohol in the range of about 1-20% w/v to produce a starting preparation of rotavirus particles having an intact rotavirus particle structure;
exposing the starting preparation of rotavirus particles to a temperature in the range of about 50° C.-73° C., inclusive, for an incubation time sufficient to render the rotavirus incapable of replication or infection, wherein the incubation time is in the range of about 30 minutes to 24 hours inclusive, thereby producing the thermally-inactivated rotavirus;
b) an adjuvant; and
c) a sterile pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
thereby inducing the immune response to the rotavirus in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,557,027

HIGH FLOW TPO COMPOSITION WITH EXCELLENT TENSILE STRAIN AT BREAK AND LOW POWDER STICKINESS

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) comprisinga) a propylene homopolymer (HPP) having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 100 to 300 g/10 min, and
b) an elastomeric propylene-ethylene copolymer (E),
wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO)
(i) has a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 20 to 35 g/10 min,
(ii) comprises a xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction in an amount from 28 to 38 wt.-%, based on the total weight of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO),
wherein further the xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) has
(iii) an intrinsic viscosity (IV) in the range of 2.5 to 3.5 dl/g, and
(iv) an ethylene content (EC) of 15 to 35 wt.-% based on the total weight of the xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO).
US Pat. No. 10,557,041

ANTI-CORROSION COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYISOBUTYLENES

1. Anti-corrosion composition comprising:at least a first polyisobutylene with a Staudinger index J0 ranging from about 15 cm3/g to about 98 cm3/g and an average relative molar mass Mv ranging from about 32,000 g/mol to about 280,000 g/mol and at least a second polyisobutylene with a Staudinger index J0 ranging from about 105 cm3/g to about 238 cm3/g and an average relative molar mass Mv ranging from about 350,000 g/mol to about 900,000 g/mol and at least a third polyisobutylene with a Staudinger index J0 ranging from about 240 cm3/g to about 900 cm3/g and an average relative molar mass Mv ranging from about 950,000 g/mol to about 5,500,000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,555,534

FUSION PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR STIMULATING PLANT GROWTH, PROTECTING PLANTS FROM PATHOGENS, AND IMMOBILIZING BACILLUS SPORES ON PLANT ROOTS

Spogen Biotech Inc., St....

1. A recombinant Bacillus cereus family member that expresses a fusion protein, wherein the fusion protein comprises:a targeting sequence or exosporium protein that is capable of targeting the fusion protein to the exosporium of the recombinant Bacillus cereus family member; and
at least one plant growth stimulating protein or peptide, wherein the plant growth stimulating protein or peptide comprises a chitosanase, a protease, a phosphatase, a nitrogenase, a nuclease, a glucosidase, a flagellin protein, or a flagellin peptide.
US Pat. No. 10,556,839

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMPROVING PLANT TRAITS

Pivot Bio, Inc., Berkele...

1. A method of increasing an amount of atmospheric derived nitrogen in a corn plant in a field, the method comprising:exposing a corn plant in a field to a plurality of engineered diazotrophs comprising at least one genetic variation introduced in a nitrogen fixation genetic regulatory network that increases expression or activity of nifH, wherein the at least one introduced genetic variation comprises genetic material that originates from at least one organism of the same genus as said plurality of engineered diazotrophs,
whereby the corn plant exposed to the engineered diazotrophs comprises an increased amount of atmospheric derived nitrogen relative to a corn plant exposed to the same amount of non-engineered diazotrophs of the same species as the engineered diazotrophs.
US Pat. No. 10,558,129

MASK ASSEMBLY

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising:a patterning device; and(a) a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount;(b) wherein the mount is configured to suspend the pellicle frame relative to the patterning device such that there is a gap between the pellicle frame and the patterning device; andwherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
US Pat. No. 10,557,123

METHODS FOR REPROGRAMMING CELLS AND USES THEREOF

Genesis Technologies Limi...

1. A method of obtaining a neural multipotent or unipotent cell, comprising:i) providing a cell of a first type which is not a neural multipotent or unipotent cell;
ii) increasing expression of at least one neural multipotent or unipotent gene regulator in the cell of a first type, to a level at which the at least one neural multipotent or unipotent gene regulator is capable of driving transformation of the cell of a first type into the neural multipotent or unipotent cell, wherein the at least one multipotent or unipotent gene regulator is Musashi1 (Msi1), Neurogenin 2 (Ngn2), or both Msi1 and Ngn2; and
iii) placing or maintaining the cell in a neural cell culture medium and maintaining sufficient intracellular levels of the at least one multipotent or unipotent gene regulator for a sufficient period of time to allow a stable neural multipotent or unipotent cell to be obtained.
US Pat. No. 10,557,124

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING STEM CELL DERIVED LUNG TISSUE, AND RELATED USES THEREOF

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for obtaining lung organoid tissue, comprising:(a) culturing definitive endoderm cells in vitro and differentiating the definitive endoderm cells into tissue comprising ventral-anterior foregut spheroid tissue by activating a Wnt signaling pathway with CHIR99021 or Wnt, activating an FGF signaling pathway with FGF, inhibiting a BMP signaling pathway with Noggin, and inhibiting a TGF? signaling pathway with SB431542,
(b) culturing the obtained ventral-anterior foregut spheroid tissue in vitro and differentiating the obtained ventral-anterior foregut spheroid tissue into tissue comprising 3-dimensional lung tissue by activating a Hedgehog signaling pathway with smoothened agonist (SAG), and
(c) culturing the obtained 3-dimensional lung tissue in vitro and differentiating the obtained tissue comprising 3-dimensional lung tissue into lung organoid tissue by activating the FGF signaling pathway with FGF 10 to obtain a lung organoid tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,557,136

IN VIVO DELIVERY OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES

Oncolmmunin Inc., Gaithe...

1. A method for modulating a target nucleic acid or protein in a subject, said method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an H-type excitonic structure (HES)-oligonucleotide containing a therapeutic oligonucleotide that specifically hybridizes to a target nucleic acid sequence in vivo and thereby modulates the level of a protein encoded or regulated by the nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,557,159

METHOD OF CONVERTING RB TO RD BY USING CUTINASE UNDER STEPWISE CHANGING TEMPERATURES

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A method for producing Rebaudioside D (RD) from Rebaudioside B (RB), wherein said method uses a cutinase to catalyze the esterification of RB and sophorose to produce RD under temperatures which are reduced stepwise.
US Pat. No. 10,555,880

SODIUM ZINC ALGINATE STRUCTURANT AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A method of making a sodium zinc alginate structurant comprising:combining a sodium alginate, a zinc compound, and a liquid media; and
mixing the sodium alginate, the zinc compound, and the liquid media to make a sodium zinc alginate structurant,
wherein combining comprises combining the sodium alginate and the zinc compound in a weight ratio of about 0.04:1,
wherein the zinc compound comprises zinc oxide and zinc citrate in a weight ratio of about 2:1, and
wherein the sodium zinc alginate structurant has a viscosity of about 1,200 cP to about 2,000 cP at 25° C.
US Pat. No. 10,555,883

ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care composition comprising:a. a basic amino acid in free or salt form, wherein the amino acid is L-arginine in an amount of about 1.5 wt. %;
b. zinc oxide and zinc citrate, wherein the zinc citrate is in an amount of about 0.5 wt. % and zinc oxide may be present in an amount of about 1.0 wt. % based on the total weight of the composition;
c. a fluoride source comprising stannous fluoride, wherein the stannous fluoride is present in an amount from 0.1 wt. % to 2 wt. % based on the total weight of the composition, and wherein the stannous fluoride provides about 750-7000 ppm fluoride; and
d. about 5% small particle silica, based on the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,557,178

PROBES FOR IDENTIFYING GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION AND MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC SEPTICEMIA VIRUS (VHSV) AND USES THEREOF

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FIS...

1. A method of detecting single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which determine a region-specific genotype of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), to identify a geographic region of origin of a VHSV isolate distinguished from other geographic regions of origin of VHSV, using a single probe which is effective for identifying VHSV in all such geographic regions, the method comprising the steps of:(a) synthesizing target DNA by reverse transcribing RNA extracted from the VHSV isolate;
(b) hybridizing the target DNA to a PNA probe which has a nucleobase sequence consisting of the nucleobase sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 and a reporter and/or a quencher attached to the PNA probe, which is capable of hybridizing under strict conditions to a sequence fragment having C755A and A756G single-nucleotide polymorphism mutations in the G-protein sequence of the VHSV isolate;
(c) obtaining a temperature-dependent melting curve while increasing the temperature of a hybridized product resulting from step (b); and
(d) analyzing the obtained melting curve to identify the geographic region of origin of the VHSV isolate, wherein the melting peak of the melting curve correlates to the origin of the VHSV isolate and distinguishes that the isolate originated from either (i) Korea, (ii) USA, Canada, Japan, or China, or (iii) Europe.
US Pat. No. 10,556,924

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PASIREOTIDE

BIOPHORE INDIA PHARMACEUT...

1. A process for preparing Pasireotide of formula (11) comprising the steps of:(a) treating 2-chloro Trityl Resin (CTC resin) with Fmoc-Tyr(Bzl)-OH in presence of DCM and N,N-diisopropylethylamine (DIPEA) to obtain Fmoc-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin;
(b) coupling Fmoc-Lys(Boc)-OH with Fmoc-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin in presence of HOBt and HBTU, DMF, and N,N-diisopropyl ethyl amine (DIPEA) to obtain Fmoc-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin;
(c) coupling of Fmoc-D-Trp(Boc)-OH with Fmoc-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin in presence of HOBt and TBTU in DMF and N,N-diisopropyl ethylamine to obtain Fmoc-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin;
(d) coupling Fmoc-Phg-OH with Fmoc-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin in presence of HOAT and DIC in DMF and N-Methyl morpholine (NMM) to obtain Fmoc-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin;
(e) coupling Fmoc-Pro(4-OP)-OH with Fmoc-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC-resin in presence of HOBt and DIC in DMF and N-Methyl morpholine (NMM) to obtain Fmoc-Pro (4-OP)-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin, wherein P is a hydrogen or a hydroxyl protecting group;
(f) coupling Fmoc-Phe-OH with Pro(4-OP)-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin in presence of HBTU and HOBt in DMF and N,N-diisopropyl ethylamine (DIPEA) to obtain Fmoc-Phe-Pro(4-OP)-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin wherein P is a hydrogen or a hydroxyl protecting group;
(g) cleaving the resin from Fmoc-Phe-Pro(4-OP)-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-CTC resin using TFA in DCM followed by neutralizing using DIPEA in DCM to obtain a solid H-Phe-Pro(4-OP)Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-OH wherein P is a hydrogen or a hydroxyl protecting group;
(h) cyclizing of H-Phe-Pro-(4-OP)-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)-OH in presence of HATU and HOAT in DMF and N,N-diisopropyl ethyl amine (DIPEA) to obtain cyclo(Phe-Pro(4-OP)-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)) (compound 8) wherein P is a hydrogen or a hydroxyl protecting group;
(i) coupling of cyclo(Phe-Pro(4-OP)-Phg-D-Trp(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Tyr(Bzl)) (compound 8) with N-Boc diaminoethane in presence of triphosgene in THF to give a chlorocarbonate intermediate wherein P is a hydrogen or a hydroxyl protecting group;
(j) deprotecting the amine protecting groups in the chlorocarbonate intermediate by treating with TFA/TIS and water to give crude Pasireotide;
(k) optionally, purifying crude Pasireotide by preparative HPLC and further converting into Pasireotide salt by treating with desired acid.
US Pat. No. 10,555,900

FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR VAGINAL DELIVERY OF ANTIPROGENSTINS

ALLERGAN PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation for vaginal use, comprising a mucoadhesive capsule comprising pullulan and a capsule fill formulation comprising CDB-2914 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof dispersed in an excipient mixture comprising (a) isopropyl myristate or isopropyl palmitate and (b) a polyethylene glycol, wherein the capsule fill formulation produces an increased AUC with vaginal administration as compared to a capsule fill formulations lacking isopropyl myristate or isopropyl palmitate.
US Pat. No. 10,555,902

STABLE FINGOLIMOD DOSAGE FORMS

Handa Pharmaceuticals LLC...

1. A method for treating multiple sclerosis comprising the step of administering to a patient in need of such treatment a solid oral dosage form comprising 0.1 mg to 1 mg of fingolimod lauryl sulfate salt and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, wherein following a single dose administration of the solid oral dosage form to healthy human adults under fasting conditions, the time to maximum fingolimod concentration (Tmax) is about 10 to about 35 hours, the dose adjusted maximum fingolimod concentration (Cmax/dose) is about 0.55 to about 1.5 ng/ml/mg, and the dose adjusted area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC0-?/dose) is about 125 to about 275 ng·hr/ml/mg.

US Pat. No. 10,560,912

WIRELESS DEVICE RANGING

Provenance Asset Group LL...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a first device, a timing measurement frame from a second device, the timing measurement frame having a plurality of time measurement samples, wherein at least a first time measurement sample of the plurality of time measurement samples has a transmit timestamp value;
determining transmit timing values for subsequent time measurement samples of the plurality of time measurement samples based on an offset from the transmit timestamp value of the first time measurement sample;
applying a receive timestamp value to each of the subsequent time measurement samples received; and
determining a relative clock drift between a clock of the first device and a clock of the second device by comparing the receive timestamp values with transmit timing values of the subsequent time measurement samples contained in the timing measurement frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,870

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING CELLULAR-WLAN AGGREGATION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a cellular-wireless local area network (cellular-WLAN) aggregation (CWA), comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection to a cellular network;
receiving a first RRC message configuring a CWA fora radio bearer from the cellular network on the RRC connection;
enabling data handling for the radio bearer in response to the first RRC message;
communicating a plurality of packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDUs) associated with the radio hearer with a WLAN according to the CWA, when the data handling for the radio bearer is enabled;
receiving an RRCConnectionRelease message or a MobilityFromEUTRACommand message on the RRC connection from the cellular network; and
disabling the data handling for the radio bearer and stopping performing data recovery for the radio bearer, in response to the RRCConnectionRelease message or the MobilityFromEUTRACommand message; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device,
wherein the data recovery comprises performing at least one retransmission of PDCP PDUs previously submitted to an re-established acknowledged mode (AM) radio link control (RLC) entity in an ascending order of COUNT values from the first PDCP PDU of the at least one retransmission of PDCP PDU for which the successful delivery is not confirmed by a lower layer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,868

TERMINAL-AIDED BACKHAUL COMPRESSION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method performed at a delegate wireless terminal in a wireless communication system using terminal aided backhaul compression, comprising:receiving, at the delegate wireless terminal, a message label from a network node, wherein the message label identifies a first message stored in a memory of the delegate wireless terminal, and wherein the delegate wireless terminal is a delegate for storing messages to be communicated from a transmitting network node to a receiving network node using backhaul compression;
identifying, at the delegate wireless terminal, based on the received message label, the first message stored in the memory of the delegate wireless terminal;
transmitting, at the delegate wireless terminal, the first message to an intended destination;
receiving, at the delegate wireless terminal, a second message from the network node;
in response to the second message corresponding to the message label, comparing, at the delegate wireless terminal, the second message to the first message;
in response to the second message being different from the first message, storing the second message in the memory with the message label, and deleting the first message from the memory; and
in response to the delegate wireless terminal being disconnected from the receiving network node, erasing one or more messages and message labels stored in the memory that correspond to messages and message labels stored in the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,861

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MEASURING A CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR (CQI)

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit for controlling a first cell communicating with a terminal that receives signals from the first cell to which the terminal belongs and from a second cell, the integrated circuit comprising:transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmission, to the terminal, of information indicating subframes that include a subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second cell, and controls transmission, to the terminal, of a reference signal on the subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second cell; and
receiving circuitry, which, in operation, controls reception of a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI), which the terminal measures using the reference signal, wherein the terminal measures a CQI for a subframe, in which the second cell causes no interference to the first cell to which the terminal belongs, based on said information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,854

OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE BETWEEN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS) AND A MACRO NETWORK(S)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A macro network optimization system for optimizing performance in a macro network communicatively coupled to a wireless distribution system (WDS), the macro network optimization system configured to:receive a WDS performance report from the WDS;
analyze the WDS performance report to determine at least one performance indicator between the WDS and the macro network; and
reconfigure one or more macro network elements to optimize the performance between the WDS and the macro network based on the at least one performance indicator determined between the WDS and the macro network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,852

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION AND DOWNLINK INTER-FREQUENCY AND INTER-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY MEASUREMENTS IN CELL_FACH STATE

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method to determine a measurement action associated with a CELL_FACH state by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:determining whether DRX operation is configured in a CELL_FACH state;
performing, via the wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least one of an inter-frequency measurement or an inter-RAT measurement in accordance with a first measurement time when it is determined that DRX operation is configured; and
performing, via the wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least one of an inter-frequency measurement or an inter-RAT measurement in accordance with a second measurement time when it is determined that DRX operation is not configured.

US Pat. No. 10,560,846

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHENTICATING A NETWORK ENTITY USING UNLICENSED WIRELESS SPECTRUM

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An apparatus comprising:an unlicensed wireless spectrum access point control circuit configured to:
receive an indication of authentication from a first network entity within a cellular system via a trusted internal interface of the first network entity, the indication of authentication being associated with a second network entity and includes at least a first identifier comprising a medium access control (MAC) address of the second network entity, wherein the MAC address is sent by the second network entity to the first network entity in an encrypted Radio Resource Control message;
in response to receiving the indication of authentication, determine that the second network entity has been authenticated with the cellular system based on the indication of authentication;
in response to determining that the second network entity has been authenticated with the cellular system, enable user plane traffic carried on the unlicensed wireless spectrum access point control circuit to be transferred to the first network entity, and disable a first encryption or a first integrity protection mechanism utilized by the access point control circuit for user plane traffic associated with the second network entity while maintaining a second encryption or a second integrity protection mechanism utilized by the first network entity;
receive first data from the second network entity over the unlicensed wireless spectrum, wherein the first data includes a second identifier comprising a MAC address;
determine whether the first identifier is same as the second identifier;
enable further data exchange between the first network entity and the second network entity based on the determination that the first identifier is the same as the second identifier; and
refrain from transmitting further data to the first network entity upon determining that the first identifier is not the same as the second identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,840

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC, ADAPTIVE AND COMPOSITE PRIVACY AND SECURITY FOR IOT COMMUNICATION

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method for dynamically adapting privacy and security for Internet of Things (IoT) communication, the method comprising:handling, by an Interconnect Gateway (ICG) of a Communicating Local Entity (CLE), a communication request received from a Communicating Remote Entity (CRE) by determining communication requirement, based on ICG communication-policy;
performing, by the ICG and an IoT Gateway (IoTGW), a pre-engagement communication between the CRE and the CLE for exchange of information upon determining the communication requirement, wherein the IoTGW is communicatively coupled to each of the ICG and the CLE;
maintaining, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the pre-engagement communication during the exchange of information between the CRE and the CLE;
establishing, by the ICG and the IoTGW, an engagement communication between the CRE and the CLE, wherein the IoTGW establishes the engagement communication when an interest level during the exchange of information is greater than a predefined interest level;
maintaining, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the engagement communication to identify one or more privacy and security related events during the exchange of communication and to identify one or more actions to handle the one or more privacy and security related events; and
terminating, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the engagement communication when at least one of actions are undertaken on the one or more privacy and security related events or upon completion of the engagement communication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,837

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING STANDALONE LOCAL GATEWAY SERVICE FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a first evolved NodeB (eNB) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first eNB to a second eNB, a secondary eNB (SeNB) addition request message including a local home network identity (LHN ID) of the first eNB,
wherein the LHN ID of the first eNB identifies a local home network to which the first eNB belongs, and
wherein the SeNB addition request message informs that the first eNB is connected to a stand-alone local gateway (L-GW) related to a local network;
receiving, by the first eNB from the second eNB, a response message indicating whether a SeNB addition request is accepted or rejected,
wherein the response message indicates the SeNB addition request is accepted when the LHN ID of the first eNB is the same as a LHN ID of the second eNB,
wherein the response message indicates the SeNB addition request is rejected when the LHN ID of the first eNB is not the same as the LHN ID of the second eNB,
wherein the LHN ID of the first eNB is the same as the LHN ID of the second eNB when the second eNB is connected to the L-GW to which the first eNB is connected,
wherein the LHN ID of the second eNB is included in the response message, and
wherein the LHN ID of the second eNB identifies a local home network to which the second eNB belongs;
transmitting, by the first eNB to a mobility management entity (MME), an E-UTRAN radio access bearer (E-RAB) modification indication message including the LHN ID of the second eNB, when the response message indicates the SeNB addition request message is accepted;
receiving, by the first eNB from the MME, an E-RAB modification confirmation message including a list of modified E-RABs and a list of failed E-RABs; and
keeping, by the first eNB, connection with the second eNB,
wherein the first eNB is a master eNB (MeNB) in dual connectivity and the second eNB is a SeNB in dual connectivity, and
wherein the stand-alone L-GW is co-located with a serving gateway (S-GW).

US Pat. No. 10,560,833

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXCHANGING FRAMES FOR PROXY SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a frame for attribute information by a first neighbor awareness networking (NAN) terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a second NAN terminal, a first frame for requesting a service; and
receiving, from the second NAN terminal, a second frame for first attribute information related to the requested service,
wherein a generic advertisement service (GAS) frame is used for proxy service and a service discovery frame is used for services other than the proxy service,
wherein when the first frame is the GAS frame, the first attribute information includes information on the proxy service,
wherein when the first frame is the service discovery frame:
the first attribute information includes information on a service configured based on a first field value of the first frame, and
the first frame includes information that the service discovery frame is used for the services other than the proxy service.

US Pat. No. 10,560,798

TARGETED CONTENT DELIVERY

NEXRF, CORP., Reno, NV (...

1. A system for delivering targeted content to a wireless handset, comprising:a plurality of beacons communicatively coupled to a network, each of the plurality of beacons configured to emit a signal;
the wireless handset communicatively coupled to the network, the wireless handset configured to receive the signal from at least one of the plurality of beacons, and configured to associate a signal strength with the signal;
a user profile associated with the wireless handset, the user profile comprising at least one user attribute;
a content administration interface configured to:
receive an entry of a content item;
receive an association between a user attribute and the content item;
receive an association between an indoor location and the content item;
store the association between the indoor location and the content item;
filter stored content items to retrieve content items associated with a user attribute;
filter stored content items based on the user attribute and the indoor location; and
transmit at least one retrieved content item associated with the user attribute and the indoor location on the wireless handset;
a location determination module configured to determine when the wireless handset is located at the indoor location; and
a handset content interface configured to display the at least one transmitted content item on the wireless handset when the wireless handset is located at the indoor location.

US Pat. No. 10,560,797

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An information processing device connected over a network to a mobile terminal carried by a user, the information processing device comprising:an interface configured to communicate with the mobile terminal via the network;
a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor that is programmed by the instructions in the memory to execute:
collecting time-series positional data composed of time-series positional information of the mobile terminal and estimating a regular behavior of the user of the mobile terminal on the basis of the time-series positional data of the mobile terminal; and
determining information to be distributed to the user and distributing the determined information to the mobile terminal of the user,
converting the time-series positional data of the mobile terminal into frequency data of a frequency domain and generating a plurality of feature amounts of the frequency data,
detecting a periodic behavior of the user on the basis of the plurality of feature amounts of the frequency data, extracting a plurality of feature sites to which the user periodically visits on the basis of the detected periodic behavior, and estimating respective attributes of each of the extracted feature sites, and
classifying the daily time-series positional data of the user into a plurality of clusters on the basis of the feature amount of the frequency data, generating a respective movement pattern for each of the classified clusters, classifying a plurality of behavior patterns of the user on the basis of the movement pattern for each of the classified clusters the estimated attribute of each of the feature sites,
wherein the determined information to be distributed to the mobile terminal of the user is based on a classification result of the behavior patterns and an estimation result of the respective attributes of each of the extracted feature sites.

US Pat. No. 10,560,779

SOUND RADIATING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF PROVIDING THE SAME

1. A sound radiating arrangement comprising:M elements comprising a front face, wherein the sound radiating arrangement has a lateral extension along an x-axis and a vertical extension along a y-axis;
N elements, wherein N?M; which N elements in the front face of each respective of the N elements are provided with a sound radiating unit, such as one or more loudspeaker units, configured to radiate sound energy from the respective front face and into the surroundings, such that a sound field is creatable in front of the sound radiating arrangement, wherein the sound radiating arrangement includes a signal providing apparatus configured to provide an individual unit of said sound radiating units with a signal that is a combination of processed or unprocessed left and right channel signals of a stereophonic signal;
an input terminal configured to receive an input signal comprising said left and right signals of the stereophonic signal;
controllable signal combining units configured to combine said left and right signals to one or more combined output signals;
controllable signal routing units configured to (i) receive said one or more combined output signals from the signal combining units and (ii) selectively route said one or more combined output signal to one or more of said sound radiating units; and
at least one control unit configured to control said signal combining units and said signal routing units,
wherein each respective of said sound radiating units receives a selected combination of said one or more combined output signals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,777

BONE CONDUCTION DESIGNS IN WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Vigo Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:a frame comprising a first arm configured to rest over an ear of a user; and
a bone conduction unit disposed within the first arm at a position that contacts a head of the user, wherein the bone conduction unit comprises:
a bone conduction transducer; and
a suspension that is external to the bone conduction transducer and isolates at least one surface of the bone conduction transducer from contacting the first arm to reduce sound leakage from the bone conduction transducer, wherein the suspension comprises:
a first attachment point that is attached to a side of the bone conduction transducer; and
a second attachment point that is affixed to the first arm so that the bone conduction transducer is suspended within the first arm.

US Pat. No. 10,560,772

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE DATA NETWORK ACCESS

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of providing wireless local area network (WLAN)-based services to a plurality of user devices within a prescribed location, the WLAN comprising one or more wireless access points (WAPs), the method comprising:enabling receipt, at the WLAN via at least one of the one or more WAPs, of (i) data indicative of a first request for access to a content distribution and delivery network from a first user device of the plurality of user devices, and (ii) data indicative of the first user device being associated with a first classification;
receiving, at a network entity from the at least one of the one or more WAPs, (i) the data indicative of the first request, and (ii) the data indicative of the first user device being associated with the first classification;
determining, via the network entity, data indicative of a first privilege of the first user device within the WLAN based at least in part on the data indicative of the first user device being associated with the first classification;
utilizing the data indicative of the first privilege to selectively cause application of at least one first WLAN access policy with respect to the first user device; and
causing application of at least one second WLAN access policy to one or more others of the plurality of user devices;
wherein the at least one first WLAN access policy comprises an enhanced WLAN service as compared to the at least one second WLAN access policy.

US Pat. No. 10,560,756

TERRESTRIAL BROADCAST MARKET EXCHANGE NETWORK PLATFORM AND BROADCAST AUGMENTATION CHANNELS FOR HYBRID BROADCASTING IN THE INTERNET AGE

Sinclair Broadcast Group,...

1. A system, comprising:a broadcast gateway located in an Internet Protocol (IP) core network, wherein the broadcast gateway is configured to:
receive content from a plurality of content providers;
generate a system timestamp based on a time signal; and
generate a baseband signal including a user plane signal and a control plane signal, the user plane signal including the content from the plurality of content providers, and the control plane signal including the system timestamp; and
a plurality of broadcast modulators located in a Single Frequency Network (SFN), wherein each broadcast modulator of the plurality of broadcast modulators is configured to:
receive the baseband signal from the broadcast gateway;
receive a clock pulse;
generate a broadcast superframe by modeling of a physical layer based on the control plane signal of the baseband signal using a cross-layer control mechanism of the broadcast gateway; and
transmit the broadcast superframe via a plurality of broadcast transmitters, wherein a start of transmission of the broadcast superframe is aligned with a rising edge of the clock pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,560,742

POINTER ACTIVITY AS AN INDICATOR OF INTERESTINGNESS IN VIDEO

Oath Inc., New York, NY ...

1. A method, comprising:providing a video over a network to a plurality of client devices, wherein each client device renders active playback of the video and tracks movements of a pointer occurring during the active playback of the video, the movements of the pointer being controlled by a pointer device that is connected to the client device, wherein providing the video includes providing a content page that includes the video, the content page including a pointer tracking module, that is stored in memory, that tracks the movements of the pointer as controlled by the pointer device during the active playback of the video and generates movement data;
receiving, over the network from each client device, the movement data, wherein the movement data quantifies the movements of the pointer as controlled by the pointer device during the active playback of the video, wherein the movement data includes values that identify movement and values that identify non-movement of the pointer occurring during the active playback of the video;
processing the movement data from the plurality of client devices to determine aggregate pointer movement versus elapsed time of the video, wherein processing the movement data includes generating a pointer signal that indicates amounts of the aggregate pointer movement versus the elapsed time of the video;
analyzing the aggregate pointer movement to identify a temporal region of interest of the video, wherein analyzing the aggregate pointer movement includes identifying a temporal region of the pointer signal that is used to identify the temporal region of interest of the video, wherein analyzing the aggregate pointer movement includes at least one of:
determining one or more rank percentiles of the pointer signal; or
determining a slope of the pointer signal; and
generating a preview of the video based on the temporal region of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,560,718

MERGE CANDIDATES FOR MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION FOR VIDEO CODING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of decoding video data, the method comprising:receiving a current block of video data encoded with an inter prediction mode;
analyzing neighboring blocks relative to the current block to determine if the neighboring blocks include motion information, wherein a number of the analyzed neighboring blocks is based on the size of the current block, and wherein the number of the analyzed neighboring blocks is greater than 5;
constructing a motion vector candidate list for the current block of video data based on the motion information from the neighboring blocks relative to the current block determined to include motion information;
determining a current motion vector from the motion vector candidate list; and
decoding the current block of video data using the current motion vector.

US Pat. No. 10,560,714

PICTURE PREDICTION METHOD AND PICTURE PREDICTION APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A picture prediction method, comprising:determining motion vectors of W control points in a current picture block;
obtaining, by calculation, motion vectors of P pixel units of the current picture block by using a motion model and the motion vectors of the W control points, wherein precision of the determined motion vectors of the W control points is 1/n of pixel precision, precision of the motion vector of each of the P pixel units is 1/N of the pixel precision, the motion vector of each of the P pixel units is used to determine a corresponding reference pixel unit in a reference picture of a corresponding pixel unit, W, n, and N are integers greater than 1, N is greater than n, and P is a positive integer; and
performing interpolation filtering on a pixel of the corresponding reference pixel unit by using an interpolation filter with a phase of Q, to obtain a predicted pixel value of each of the P pixel units, wherein Q is an integer greater than n.

US Pat. No. 10,560,713

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTION VECTOR REFINEMENT-BASED INTER PREDICTION IN IMAGE CODING SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An inter prediction method performed by a decoder, the method comprising:receiving information about a motion vector difference (MVD) of an integer sample unit;
deriving a first motion vector predictor (MVP) of a fractional sample unit for a current block based on neighboring blocks to the current block;
deriving a second MVP of an integer sample unit based on the first MVP;
determining a first motion vector (MV) of an integer sample unit for the current block based on the second MVP and the MVD;
determining a second MV of a fractional sample unit for the current block based on the first MVP and the first MV; and
generating a predicted sample for the current block based on the second MV,
wherein determining the second MV comprises:
calculating a complexity factor (CF) based on the first MVP and the first MV; and
applying an offset to the first MV based on a comparison between the CF and a threshold to determine the second MV.

US Pat. No. 10,560,688

DISPLAY DEVICE SYSTEM WITH NON-TELECENTRIC IMAGING TO PREVENT GHOST IMAGES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A see-through, mixed reality display system, comprising: an optical waveguide including an input-coupler and an output-coupler;a display engine including an image former, a light source, and a lens group;
the image former including a reflective surface having a surface normal thereto; and
the light source and the lens group configured to emit light towards the reflective surface of the image former such that chief rays of the light emitted by the light source and the lens group towards the reflective surface of the image former are offset by acute angles from the surface normal to the reflective surface of the image former;
wherein the display engine is configured to direct light corresponding to an image, that reflects off the reflective surface of the image former, towards the input-coupler of the optical waveguide such that at least a portion of the light corresponding to the image is coupled into the optical waveguide by the input-coupler and travels at least in part way of total internal reflection (TIR) to output-coupler where the least a portion of the light corresponding to the image is out-coupled from the optical waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,560,687

LED-BASED INTEGRAL IMAGING DISPLAY SYSTEM AS WELL AS ITS CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

Jilin University, Changc...

1. A control method of LED-based integral imaging display system, comprising:a parameter matching step: matching the parameters of the lenslet array and LED display in the display part of said LED-based integral imaging display system to obtain the display parameters; wherein, said display parameters consist of the basic parameters of said display part, and the corresponding optical imaging models, which match with said basic parameters, in different stereoscopic display modes; wherein said parameter matching step includes:
a parameter determination step: determining the basic parameters of the display part, including;
determining the shape, arrangement, focal length, and refractive index of said elemental lens; based on the shape, arrangement, focal length, and refractive index of said elemental lens, determining radius of curvature of said elemental lens;
determining the aperture of said elemental lens and/or the pixel size of said LED display; when the radius of curvature of said elemental lens is determined, determining the height of the base of the elemental lens template that said elemental lens belongs to according to the radius of curvature and aperture of said elemental lens;
determining the number of pixels in said elemental lens according to the aperture of said elemental lens and the pixel size of said LED display;
a video source acquisition step: according to said display parameters, acquiring the integral imaging video sources required by LED-based integral imaging naked-eye stereoscopic display, which is used for the to-be-displayed 3D image.

US Pat. No. 10,560,680

VIRTUAL REALITY WITH INTERACTIVE STREAMING VIDEO AND LIKELIHOOD-BASED FOVEATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A server comprising:one or more processors, and memory in communication with the one or more processors, the memory comprising code that, when executed, causes the one or more processors to:
receive first pose data from a device;
generate second pose data, including a pose prediction, based at least on the first pose data;
render a map representation based at least on the pose prediction;
determine a plurality of regions of the map representation based on a likelihood of view of each of the plurality of regions;
perform foveation in each of the plurality of regions of the map representation and generate an encoded frame based on each of the plurality of regions and at least one network parameter; and,
send the encoded frame and second pose data to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,678

METHOD AND APPARATUS HAVING VIDEO ENCODING FUNCTION WITH SYNTAX ELEMENT SIGNALING OF ROTATION INFORMATION OF CONTENT-ORIENTED ROTATION APPLIED TO 360-DEGREE IMAGE CONTENT OR 360-DEGREE VIDEO CONTENT REPRESENTED IN PROJECTION FORMAT AND ASSOCIATED METHOD A

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A video processing method comprising:receiving a current input frame having a 360-degree image/video content represented in a 360-degree Virtual Reality (360 VR) projection format;
applying content-oriented rotation to the 360-degree image/video content in the current input frame to generate a content-rotated frame having a rotated 360-degree image/video content represented in the 360 VR projection format;
encoding the content-rotated frame to generate a bitstream; and
signaling at least one syntax element via the bitstream, wherein said at least one syntax element is set to indicate rotation information of the content-oriented rotation, and comprises:
a first syntax element, wherein when the content-oriented rotation of the 360-degree image/video content in the current input frame is enabled, the first syntax element is set to indicate a rotation degree along a specific rotation axis; and
a second syntax element, wherein the second syntax element is set to indicate whether or not the content-oriented rotation of the 360-degree image/video content in the current input frame is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,560,677

THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A three-dimensional image processing apparatus comprising:a display displaying two or more view images;
a three-dimensional image filter disposed a prescribed distance from the display to adjust optical paths of the displayed view images;
a camera capturing an image of a user positioned within a viewing zone where the user views a three-dimensional image;
an ambient light sensor sensing illuminance of ambient light; and
a controller controlling at least one of the display of the view images, the three-dimensional image filter, or the camera, and the controller including a position detection device, a movement amount calculation device and a communication controller or a graphic processing unit,
wherein the controller controls the camera to be driven at a predetermined frame rate or more irrespective of illuminance of the ambient light, and the controller is to determine the frame rate such that the three-dimensional image filter is to move before the user is to exit the viewing zone,
wherein the controller determines a position of the user based on the captured image and executes at least one process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or the optical paths of the displayed view images through the three-dimensional image filter,
wherein the controller controls an operational state of the camera and the at least one process based on the determined position of the user,
wherein the controller executes a tracking function and adjusts a mode of the tracking function based on the sensed illuminance of ambient light and by a request of the user depending upon whether the user is in the viewing zone, and the mode of the tracking function includes an off mode in which the tracking function is not executed and an on mode in which the tracking function is executed,
wherein the operational state includes a stop mode, a limit mode, and a normal mode:
the stop mode is a mode in which the camera, the process for determining a position of the user, and the at least one of a process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or a process that controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed viewed images are not operational,
the limit mode is a mode in which the camera and the process for determining the position of the user are operational, and the at least one of a process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or a process that controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed view images are not operational, and
the normal mode is a mode in which the camera, the process for determining the position of the user, and the at least one of a process that adjusts a position of the view images on the display or a process that controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed view images are operational,
wherein the controller controls the three-dimensional image filter to change the optical paths of the displayed view images based on the sensed amount of ambient light,
wherein power is not supplied to the movement amount calculation device in the limit mode, and
wherein the frame rate is determined based on a delay time including a first delay time caused by the camera capture.

US Pat. No. 10,560,666

LOW-COST, LONG-TERM AERIAL IMAGERY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors and,
memory in communication with the one or more processors, the memory comprising code that, when executed, causes the one or more processors to control the apparatus to:
receive first data, the first data comprising information related to a region to be imaged and information related to a field of vision of a camera device positioned above a mobile entity on an aerial platform having a steering device;
determine, based at least on the first data, a path within the region and provide information on the first path to the mobile entity;
receive second data, the second data indicating a parameter related to power consumption by the camera device, and provide the second data to the camera device;
receive third data from the camera device as the mobile entity moves the aerial platform along the first path using the steering device, the third data including one or more images taken by the camera device according to the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,661

DETECTING AND MITIGATING AUDIO-VISUAL INCONGRUENCE

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for detecting and remedying potential incongruence in a video conference, wherein the video conference video capture is provided by a camera of a video conferencing system and audio capture is provided by an audio device, the method comprising:capturing, by the camera, video images of a conference room;
identifying, by a processor of the video conferencing system, locations of each of a plurality of participants within an image plane of a video image of the captured video images;
calculating, by the processor using face and shape detection, a location of a center point of each identified participant's torso;
calculating, by the processor, a region of congruence bounded by key parallax lines, the key parallax lines being a subset of all parallax lines running through the center points of each identified participant;
identifying, by the video conferencing system, a location of the audio device within the conference room;
comparing the identified location of the audio device to the calculated region of congruence; and
when the audio device location is not within the region of congruence, adjusting, by the processor, audio captured by the audio device, the adjusting comprising adapting a captured audio signal to reduce effects of incongruence when the captured audio is replayed at a far end of the video conference.

US Pat. No. 10,560,640

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND CAMERA SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A signal processing device comprising:a signal processing unit which obtains a standard dynamic range video signal by performing processing including at least gradation compression processing for a standard dynamic range on a high dynamic range video signal;
a level detection unit which detects a predetermined signal level region from the high dynamic range video signal; and
a combination unit which combines a display signal for displaying the predetermined signal level region with the standard dynamic range video signal on the basis of a signal indicating the predetermined signal level region detected from the high dynamic range video signal to obtain a standard dynamic range video signal for display.

US Pat. No. 10,560,629

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE VIDEO CAPTURE SYSTEMS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method performed at a video camera device having memory, one or more processors, and an image sensor, the method comprising:while operating in a high dynamic range (HDR) mode, capturing video data of a scene in a field of view of the image sensor, including:
capturing a first subset of the video data with a first exposure time; and
capturing a second subset of the video data with a second exposure time that is lower than the first exposure time;
combining first video data of the first subset of video data with second video data of the second subset of video data to generate an HDR frame;
binning pixels of the captured video data by color intensity; and
adjusting a duration of at least one of the first exposure time and the second exposure time based on a number of pixels in one or more boundary bins of the captured video data, thereby altering a ratio of the first exposure time to the second exposure time.

US Pat. No. 10,560,621

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A NETWORKED CAMERA

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A mobile device for controlling a remote camera, comprising:a housing;
a processor located within the housing;
a transceiver coupled to the processor for communicating with a remote server, the remote server being coupled to the remote camera;
a motion tracking component mechanically coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the processor for generating a motion signal based on a motion of the mobile device as a whole in a space relative to a user, the remote server controlling a parameter of the remote camera in response to the motion signal based on the motion of the mobile device, the motion tracking component comprising an accelerometer; and
a display coupled to the processor for displaying an output signal from the remote camera, the output signal being associated with the parameter of the remote camera,
wherein when the accelerometer detects a movement of the mobile device away from or towards the user, the parameter comprises a zoom and the transceiver transmits a respective zoom control command to the remote server for zooming the remote camera.

US Pat. No. 10,560,617

DEVICE COMPRISING A MULTI-CHANNEL IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

1. Device comprising:a housing comprising a first transparent area and a second transparent area;
a multi-aperture imaging device arranged inside the housing and comprising a beam deflector;
a first diaphragm and a second diaphragm;
the portable device comprising a first operating state and a second operating state;
wherein in the first operating state, the beam deflector deflects an optical path of the multi-aperture imaging device such that it passes through the first transparent area and that the second diaphragm at least partly optically closes the second transparent area; and
wherein in the second operating state, the beam deflector deflects the optical path of the multi-aperture imaging device such that it passes through the second transparent area and that the first diaphragm at least partly optically closes the first transparent area;
wherein the beam deflector can be moved between a first position in the first operating state and a second position in the second operating state on the basis of a rotational movement about an axis of rotation;
wherein optical channels of the multi-aperture imaging device are directed by the beam deflector on the basis of a set viewing direction toward varying total fields of view and comprise angles in relation to one another within a viewing direction, so that the optical channels are directed into partial fields of view of a total field of view which, at the most, only partly overlap; and
wherein optical channels each comprise one or several optics for changing an optical path of the imaging device and an image sensor area and are deflected by the beam deflector.

US Pat. No. 10,560,600

ENCODING APPARATUS, ENCODING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An encoding apparatus comprising circuitry configured to:read predetermined unit image data that is a predetermined plurality of pixel units of image data;
generate pixel unit code data obtained by encoding the read predetermined unit image data on a pixel basis;
generate predetermined unit code data obtained by encoding the read predetermined unit image data on a predetermined unit basis;
compare a code length that is a data amount of the pixel unit code data with a data amount of the predetermined unit image data to make determination; and
output the predetermined unit code data in a case where the code length is greater than the data amount of the predetermined unit image data and output the pixel unit code data in a case where the code length is not greater than the data amount of the predetermined unit image data, on basis of a result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,560,598

SHEET GENERATOR FOR IMAGE PROCESSOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a sheet generator from a line buffer, a line group of image data including multiple rows from a frame of image data;
loading, by the sheet generator into a two-dimensional shift-register array coupled to an array of execution lanes, an input sheet comprising a subset of data from the line group, wherein the input sheet is smaller than the line group received from the line buffer, and wherein the input sheet has a size corresponding to a size of the two-dimensional shift-register array;
executing program code by each execution lane in the array of execution lanes to process image data of the input sheet loaded into the two-dimensional shift-register array, wherein executing the program code causes each execution lane to generate, from the image data of the input sheet, a respective output value of an output sheet of image data stored in the two-dimensional shift-register array; and
providing, back to the sheet generator, the output sheet of image data computed by the array of execution lanes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,593

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus,a display panel configured to display a document image as plural divisional areas obtained by dividing the document image by predetermined divisional numbers in primary and secondary scanning directions;
a touch panel on the display panel;
a controller;
a glossiness setting unit, running on said controller, configured to change, in accordance with a user operation to the touch panel, a glossiness setting of the divisional area that includes a position where the user operation was detected by the touch panel; said user operation comprising the user touching one of the divisional areas for a period of time; wherein said glossiness setting unit changes a level of the glossiness setting for the divisional area in accordance with the period of time that the user touched the divisional area;
a printing device configured to fix a toner image corresponding to the document image on a printing paper sheet; and
a print control unit, running on said controller, configured to cause the printing device to fix the toner image under a fixation condition corresponding to the glossiness settings of the plural divisional areas.

US Pat. No. 10,560,591

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRING AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A camera device that automatically transfers audiovisual content, the camera device comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
capture a first item of audiovisual content;
generate a notification indicating that the first item of audiovisual content has been captured, the notification including a first identifier that identifies the first item of audiovisual content;
transfer the notification to a computing device;
receive a request for the first item of audiovisual content from the computing device; and
responsive to the request, transfer the first item of audiovisual content to the computing device;
wherein, the computing device is configured to:
manage electronic access to and storage of items of audiovisual content;
receive the notification from the camera device prior to reception of the first item of audiovisual content;
effectuate registration of the first item of audiovisual content, the registration of the first item of audiovisual content including an association between the first item of audiovisual content and the first identifier, wherein a registration status of the first item of audiovisual content indicates whether the first item of audiovisual content has been transferred to the computing device;
transfer the request for the first item of audiovisual content to the computing device; and
receive the first item of audiovisual content from the camera device.