US Pat. No. 10,481,083

DETERMINATION OF BLOOD VOLUME IN A CULTURE BOTTLE

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. An apparatus comprising:(1) a processor;
(2) a sensor that measures a CO2 concentration, an O2 concentration, a pH, a rate of change in CO2 concentration, a rate of change in O2 concentration, or a rate of change in pH as a measure of a biological state of a blood culture disposed in a vessel, wherein the sensor measures the biological state of the blood culture at a plurality of time points between a first time point and a second time point, and wherein the blood culture comprises a blood sample and a blood culture media;
(3) a memory comprising:
(a) a first threshold of a minimum acceptable blood amount;
(b) a second threshold of a maximum acceptable blood amount;
(c) a lookup table comprising matches between a plurality of measures of central tendency and a plurality of blood amounts; and
(d) a blood amount determination module comprising:
(i) electronically encoded instructions that calculate a plurality of rate transformation values, wherein each rate transformation value is derived from a different subset of the measurements of the biological state of the blood culture made by the sensor within a predetermined time interval between the first time point and the second time point;
(ii) electronically encoded instructions that calculate a plurality of average rate transformation values, wherein each average rate transformation value is derived from a different subset of the rate transformation values;
(iii) electronically encoded instructions that calculate a measure of central tendency from one or more of the average rate transformation values; and
(iv) electronically encoded instructions that determine the amount of blood in the blood culture in the vessel by comparing the measure of central tendency to one or more of the measures of central tendency in the lookup table; and
(4) a user interface that displays a warning if the determined amount of blood in the blood culture in the vessel is below the first threshold or above the second threshold.
US Pat. No. 10,478,520

USE OF SELF-ASSEMBLING POLYPEPTIDES AS TISSUE ADHESIVES

1. An implant uniformly coated with a spider silk polypeptide by dipping or immersing the implant into a liquid composition consisting essentially of the spider silk polypeptide and a solvent or by spraying a liquid aerosol consisting essentially of the spider silk polypeptide and a solvent onto the implant, before subsequently drying the implant.
US Pat. No. 10,478,524

TISSUE-ENGINEERED SILK ORGANS

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. A grooved substrate comprising silk fibroin,wherein thickness of the substrate ranges from 10 nm to 1 mm,
wherein groove width is at least 125 nm, and
wherein the substrate comprises micropores,
wherein spacing between the micropores is 50 ?m to 100 ?m and,
wherein an average diameter of the micropores ranges from 100 nm to 10 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,479,808

BISPHOSPHONATE-BASED COORDINATION COMPLEXES AS ENHANCED PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

University of Puerto Rico...

1. A bisphosphonate-based coordination complex comprising: a mixture of alendronic acid, etidronic acid and a magnesium salt, wherein a single crystal form is characterized by major x-ray powder diffraction peaks at 2? angles of 10.46, 10.88, 14.46, 19.96, 22.60, and 23.08.
US Pat. No. 10,478,527

BIODEGRADABLE IMPLANT

University of the Witwate...

1. A biodegradable implant comprising a hydrogel carrier matrix having dispersed therein a multitude of spheroidal particles, each spheroidal particle including a crosslinked cationic chitosan (CHT) having dispersed therein anionic poly(methacrylic-co-methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) nanoparticles, and wherein the hydrogel carrier matrix comprises at least one anionic polysaccharide.
US Pat. No. 10,479,812

FIBER-RICH MALTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES HAVING LOW GLUCOSE BIOAVAILABILITY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND USE THEREOF IN HUMAN FOOD AND ANIMAL FEED

Roquette Freres, Lestrem...

1. A method for manufacturing maltooligosaccharides having a content of ?-1,4-bonds of between 65% and 83% of the total number of 1,4-glycosidic bonds a ratio of the total number of 1,4-glycosidic bonds to the total number of 1,6-glycosidic bonds of greater than 1 and lower to 2.50 and a content of ?-1,6-bonds of between 35% and 58% of the total number of 1,6-glycosidic bonds, comprising the steps consisting of:a) providing an aqueous solution of at least two carbohydrates, characterized in that 40% to 95% of the dry weight of said solution consists of maltose,
b) placing the aqueous solution resulting from step a) in contact with at least one polyol and at least one inorganic or organic acid,
c) optionally increasing the solids content of the aqueous solution resulting from step b) up to at least 75% by weight of the total weight thereof, and
d) carrying out a heat treatment on the aqueous solution resulting from step b) or optionally from step c), at a temperature of between 140° C. and 300° C. under a negative pressure of between 50 and 500 mbar.
US Pat. No. 10,479,044

FIBER SHEETS AND STRUCTURES COMPRISING FIBER SHEETS

PAPTIC LTD, Espoo (FI)

1. A fiber sheet comprising:fibers having an average fiber length of 0.5-100 mm,
a binder selected from the group consisting of a polyvinyl alcohol, a polyvinyl acetate dispersion, an ethyl vinyl alcohol dispersion, a polyurethane dispersion, an acrylic latex, a styrene butadiene dispersion, a binder based on finely divided cellulose, a binder based on cellulose a derivative, a biopolymer, and combinations thereof, and
a foaming agent, and
wherein 50-99 wt % of the fibers are natural fibers and 1-50 wt % of the fibers are reinforcement fibers selected from the group consisting of a polymer fiber, a mineral fiber, a non-wood natural fiber, a glass-fiber, and combinations thereof,
and wherein the fiber sheet has a stretch in the range of 3-50%.
US Pat. No. 10,479,819

OXYNTOMODULIN ANALOGUE

JIANG, XIANXING, Guangzh...


wherein, R1=—OH or —NH2;
Xaa2=Aib, Ser or D-Ser;
Xaa10=Lys or Tyr;
Xaa13=Lys or Tyr;
Xaa16=Ser, Aib, Lys;
Xaa17=Lys or Arg;
Xaa18=Arg or Ala;
Xaa20=His, Gln or Lys;
Xaa21=Asp or Glu;
Xaa23=IIe, Leu or Val;
Xaa24=Glu or Gln;
Xaa27=Met or Leu;
Xaa28=Ser, Asn, Asp, or Arg;
Xaa29=Ala, Gly, or Thr;
Xaa30=Gly;
Xaa31=Gly;
Xaa32=Pro;
Xaa33=Ser;
Xaa34=Ser;
Xaa35=Gly;
Xaa36=Ala;
Xaa37=Pro;
Xaa38=Pro;
Xaa39=Pro; and
Xaa40=Ser;
in the amino acid sequence of the parent peptide, at least one of Xaa10, Xaa16, Xaa17 or Xaa20 is Lys, the side chain of said at least one Lys or the Lys at position 12 is attached to a lipophilic substituent in such a way that a carboxyl group of the lipophilic substituent forms an amide bond with an amino group of a bridging group, the bridging group is attached to the parent peptide by means of a carboxy group of the amino acid residue of the bridging group which forms an amide bond with the amino group of the side chain of said at least one Lys or the Lys of the parent peptide;
the bridging group is Glu-(PEG)m or Asp-(PEG)m or (PEG)m, wherein m is an integer of 2-10; and the lipophilic substituent is an acyl group selected from CH3(CH2)nCO— or HOOC(CH2)nCO—, wherein n is an integer of 10-24.
US Pat. No. 10,479,821

MICRO-DYSTROPHINS AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

University of Washington,...

1. An isolated and purified nucleotide sequence, comprising:a micro-dystrophin gene encoding a protein comprising:
an amino-terminal actin-binding domain;
a ?-dystroglycan binding domain; and
a spectrin-like repeat domain, consisting of five spectrin-like repeats, including spectrin-like repeat 1 (SR1), spectrin-like repeat 16 (SR16), spectrin-like repeat 17 (SR17), spectrin-like repeat 23 (SR23), and spectrin-like repeat 24 (SR24);
wherein the micro-dystrophin gene is operatively linked to a regulatory cassette.
US Pat. No. 10,479,055

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE, PACKAGING MATERIAL AND PRODUCT INCLUDING SAME, AND PROTECTIVE SHEET FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A multilayer structure comprising a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X), whereinthe layer (Y) comprises an aluminum-containing compound (A), an organic phosphorus compound (BO), and a polymer (F) having an ether bond and having no glycosidic bond, and
the organic phosphorus compound (BO) is a polymer (BOa) having the phosphorus atom-containing functional group.
US Pat. No. 10,479,059

MULTIPLE LAYER FILM AND COMPOSITE MATERIAL PRODUCED THEREFROM

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A film, comprising:a polyamide layer comprising at least 40% by weight of at least one polyamide selected from the group consisting of PA6, PA66, PA6/66 and a copolyamide, wherein the copolyamide is obtained from PA6, PA66 and PA6/66 and comprises at most 50% of total monomer units replaced by aromatic monomer units;
a second layer formed directly on the polyamide layer, wherein the second layer is obtained from a molding composition consisting of a polyamide composition (a) in an amount of from 50 to 99 parts by weight, a copolymer (b) in an amount of from 1 to 50 parts by weight with respect to a total amount of the polyamide composition (a) and the copolymer (b), and optionally at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a flame retardant, a stabilizer, an antistatic agent, a filler, a dye, and a pigment; and
a first layer formed directly on the second layer, wherein the first layer comprises a molding composition which comprises at least 60% by weight of a polyetheresteramide, the monomer units of the polyamide of the polyetheresteramide comprise an average of at least 8 carbon atoms,
wherein:
the polyamide composition (a) consists of a polyamide (?) in an amount of from 40 to 100% by weight, and a polyamide (?) in an amount of 0 to 60% with respect to a total amount of the polyamide (?) and the polyamide (?);
the polyamide (?) is PA612;
the polyamide (?) is at least one selected from the group consisting of PA6, PA66, PA6/66, and a copolyamide, wherein the copolyamide is obtained from PA6, PA66 and PA6/66 and comprises at most 50% of total monomer units replaced by aromatic monomer units;
the copolymer (b) comprises a first monomer unit in an amount of from 70 to 99.9% by weight and a second monomer unit in an amount of 0.1 to 30% by weight;
the first monomer unit is a monomer unit of at least one vinyl compound selected from the group consisting of an acrylic acid derivative, a methacrylic acid derivative, an ?-olefin and a vinylaromatic compound; and
the second monomer unit comprises a functional group selected from the group consisting of a carboxylic anhydride group, an epoxy group, and an oxazoline group.
US Pat. No. 10,479,833

ANTI-CTLA-4 ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

AGENUS INC., Lexington, ...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to human CTLA-4 protein, comprising: a heavy chain variable region comprising the CDRH1, CDRH2 and CDRH3 amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, and 3, respectively; and a light chain variable region comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8.
US Pat. No. 10,478,810

ZEOLITE CATALYST AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LOWER OLEFIN

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A CON zeolite catalyst comprising aluminum (Al) as a constituent element, wherein the CON zeolite catalyst has an integrated intensity area (A2) of signal intensity in a range from 57.5 ppm to 70 ppm to an integrated intensity area (A1) of signal intensity in a range from 45 ppm to 70 ppm such that (A2/A1)×100(%) is not less than 49.0% when analyzed by 27Al-MAS-NMR.
US Pat. No. 10,479,837

METHODS FOR TREATING SUBJECTS HAVING A CXC CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR 5 (CXCR5)-RESPONSIVE CANCER BY ADMINISTERING FULLY HUMAN ANTI-CXCR5 ANTIBODIES

SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. A method for treating a subject having a C-X-C Motif Chemokine Receptor 5 (CXCR5)-positive cancer, said method comprising administering an effective amount of an anti-CXCR5 polypeptide to a subject in need thereof, wherein the anti-CXCR5 polypeptide is selected from the group consisting of a recombinant fully human anti-CXCR5 antibody that binds to CXCR5, a recombinant fully human anti-CXCR5 antibody Fab fragment, and a recombinant anti-CXCR5 single chain antibody, wherein the anti-CXCR5 polypeptide comprises a heavy chain variable domain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO. 108, and comprises a light chain variable domain comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO. 109.
US Pat. No. 10,479,838

ANTIBODIES TO CD40 WITH ENHANCED AGONIST ACTIVITY

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. An isolated antibody or antigen binding portion thereof that specifically binds to human CD40 comprising:the CDRs of antibody 12D6-24 wherein CDRH 1, CDRH2 and CDRH3 comprise residues 31-35, 50-66 and 99-108, respectively, of SEQ ID NO: 12 and CDRL1, CDRL2 and CDRL3 comprise residues 24-39, 55-61 and 94-102, respectively, of SEQ ID NO: 9, wherein the antibody further comprises an Fc region modified to enhance specificity of binding to Fc?RIIb, wherein the Fc region comprises a sequence selected from the group consisting of SE (SEQ ID NO: 66), SELF (SEQ ID NO: 67), P238D (SEQ ID NO: 68), V4 (SEQ ID NO: 69), V4 D270E (SEQ ID NO: 70), V7 (SEQ ID NO: 71), V8 (SEQ ID NO: 72), V9 (SEQ ID NO: 73), V9 D270E (SEQ ID NO: 74), V11 (SEQ ID NO: 75), and V12 (SEQ ID NO: 76).
US Pat. No. 10,479,839

INTERNALIZING HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TARGETING PROSTATE CANCER CELLS IN SITU

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of inhibiting the growth and/or proliferation of a prostate cancer cell, said method comprising contacting said cell with a chimeric moiety comprising an antibody attached to an anti-cancer drug or a radionuclide, where said antibody comprises the three variable heavy complementarity determining regions (VH CDRs) and the three variable light complementarity determining regions (VL CDRs) of the UA20 antibody (SEQ ID NO:8).
US Pat. No. 10,479,840

RESISTANT DEXTRIN AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

SHANDONG BAILONG CHUANGYU...

1. A method for preparing a resistant dextrin, characterized in that the method comprises the following steps:(1) adding hydrochloric acid solution into starch according to mass percent of 0.3% and uniformly stirring the mixture to obtain a reaction material;
(2) increasing temperature of the reaction material obtained in step (1) to 80-120° C., performing reaction for 2-4 h at normal pressure to obtain an initial reaction material, then adding hydrochloric acid solution according to mass percent of 6% relative to the initial reaction material, uniformly stirring the mixture, increasing temperature to 140-200° C. and performing gelatinization reaction for 15-30 min at normal pressure to obtain a dextrin crude material;
(3) adding deionized water into the dextrin crude material obtained in step (2), regulating sugar concentration to 40-45 wt %, and preserving heat to perform acidic hydrolysis to 1-2 h at 80-100° C. to obtain hydrolysate; and
(4) performing discoloration, on exchange, concentration, purification and drying to the hydrolysate obtained in step (3) to obtain the resistant dextrin;
wherein the hydrochloric acid solution in step (1) and step (2) have a mass concentration of 0.12%;
the ion exchange is performed by using an ion exchange column to obtain ion exchange liquid with electric conductivity smaller than 100 ?/cm and light transmittance greater than or equal to 98%; and wherein the resistant dextrin hasa molar content of DP1 being smaller than or equal to 1%;a molar content of DP2 being smaller than or equal to 4.5%;
a molar content of DP3 being smaller than or equal to 7.0%;
an average degree of polymerization of 6-12;
a pH value of 3.0-6.0; and
a molar content of dietary fibers being greater than or equal to 85%.
US Pat. No. 10,477,790

INBRED CORN LINE 1EEXI3109

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. Seed of corn inbred line designated 1EEXI3109, or a part thereof, representative seed of the line having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124405.
US Pat. No. 10,477,796

COTTON VARIETY PX8188-60RF

Phytogen Seed Company, LL...

1. A seed of cotton variety designated PX8188-60RF, or a part thereof, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123658.
US Pat. No. 10,477,799

NEW GUINEA IMPATIENS VARIETY SAKIMP054

Sakata Seed Corporation, ...

1. A plant of New Guinea Impatiens variety SAKIMP054, wherein a representative sample of plant tissue of said variety was deposited under NCMA No. 201907011.
US Pat. No. 10,477,800

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH665819

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed produced by crossing a plant of variety CV211902 with a hybrid plant having varieties CV758647 and CV799972 as parents, wherein representative seed of said varieties CV211902, CV758647, and CV799972 have been deposited under ATCC Accession numbers PTA-9742, PTA-123809, and PTA-122122, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,484,976

SIGNALING, PROCEDURES, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATIONS FOR UPLINK ULTRA RELIABLE LOW LATENCY COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) that communicates with a base station apparatus, comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising first information used for configuring a periodicity,
the receiving circuitry configured to receive a RRC message comprising second information used for configuring a numerology,
the receiving circuitry configured to detect in a common search space, a physical downlink control channel for a downlink control information (DCI) format with cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by a first radio network identifier (RNTI), the first RNTI being different from a Cell-RNTI (C-RNTI) and a semi-persistent scheduling C-RNTI, the first RNTI being used for indicating an activation and a deactivation for an uplink data transmission on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the periodicity and the numerology; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit confirmation information Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) in a case that third information used for indicating the activation for the uplink data transmission on the PUSCH is comprised in the DCI format with the CRC scrambled by the first RNTI,
the transmitting circuitry configured to perform, based on a detection of the DCI format comprising the third information, the uplink data transmission on the PUSCH based on the periodicity and the numerology, wherein
the transmitting circuitry is configured to transmit confirmation information MAC CE in a case that fourth information used for indicating the deactivation for the uplink data transmission on the PUSCH is comprised in the DCI format with the CRC scrambled by the first RNTI, and
the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the third information is identified by a MAC protocol data unit (MAC PDU) subheader with a logical channel identifier (LCID),
the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the fourth information is identified by the MAC PDU subheader with the LCID, and
the same index of the LCID is used for the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the third information and the confirmation information MAC CE for the DCI format comprising the fourth information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,974

UPLINK RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD, UPLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD, UPLINK RESOURCE CONFIGURATION APPARATUS, AND UPLINK TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU TECH CO., L...

1. An uplink resource configuration method, wherein the method comprises:determining a first uplink resource configuration associated with a first carrier that performs at least partial uplink transmission with at least one user equipment, wherein the first carrier comprises respective some uplink sub-frames of at least two physical carriers, the respective some uplink sub-frames being continuous in time, and one or more other uplink sub-frames of the at least two physical carriers are used for downlink transmission;
sending first configuration information associated with the first uplink resource configuration;
determining a second uplink resource configuration associated with a second carrier that performs at least partial uplink transmission with at least one user equipment, wherein the second carrier comprises all uplink sub-frames of at least one physical carrier; and
sending second configuration information associated with the second uplink resource configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,484,971

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA USING TRANSPORT BLOCK SIZE DEFINED FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving data by a machine type communication (MTC) user equipment (UE) in a wireless access system supporting an MTC, the method comprising:receiving a higher layer signal comprising information on a set of repetition numbers for the data, wherein the set of repetition numbers is related to a coverage enhance (CE) level of the MTC UE;
receiving modulation and coding scheme (MCS) information on an MCS index and resource allocation information for the MTC UE;
obtaining a transmission block size (TBS) based on a TBS index and the resource allocation information,
wherein the TBS index is obtained based on the MCS index,
wherein the TBS index is within a predetermined range,
wherein the predetermined range is configured to a part of TBS indexes, from 0 to 9, included in a TBS table, and
wherein the TBS table is configured to support a legacy UE; and
receiving the data repeatedly based on the set of repetition numbers and the TBS.

US Pat. No. 10,484,969

CALL PROCESSING METHOD, CALL SERVER, BASE STATION, AND CALL SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A call processing method, comprising:receiving, by a call server, a first call request of a calling terminal for a called terminal;
triggering, by the call server according to the first call request, a mobility management entity to control a base station to page the called terminal;
performing, by the call server, call waiting according to a paging response message when receiving the paging response message from the mobility management entity indicating that the called terminal is in a power saving state and cannot be paged by the base station; and
establishing, by the call server, a session coupling between the calling terminal and the called terminal according to addressing information of the called terminal when receiving, in a call waiting process, the addressing information of the called terminal from the mobility management entity, the addressing information indicating that the called terminal is woken up from the power saving state and is paged by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,484,968

BEAM DIRECTION ASSISTED PAGING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, from a first Radio Access Network (RAN), paging information regarding a user equipment (UE) served by the first RAN, wherein the paging information comprises beamforming information for the UE; and
sending a paging request to a second RAN for transmission of a paging message to the UE, wherein the paging request is based on the beamforming information received from the first RAN.

US Pat. No. 10,484,966

PAGING IN EXTENDED COVERAGE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

10. A radio access network (RAN) node arranged to page a communication device in a coverage area served by the RAN node, wherein the RAN node comprises:at least one processor; and
a computer-readable storage medium comprising computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, configure the RAN node to:
receive, from a core network node, an indication of which of the following modes of operation are supported by the communication device:
Extended-Coverage Global System for Mobile communications Internet of Things (EC-GSM-IoT) mode of operation, and
General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and/or Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS) mode of operation; and
based on the indication and on a capability of the coverage area to support said following modes of operation, determine at least one of the following:
whether to page the communication device in the coverage area; and
a channel for paging the communication device in the coverage area.

US Pat. No. 10,484,965

METHODS AND VEHICLE, NETWORK NODE AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR ENABLING EFFICIENT PAGING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a vehicle in communication with a network node and a user equipment operating in a cellular radio access network, wherein the method comprises:receiving, from the user equipment, an identification of the user equipment by use of a direct wireless communication connection between the vehicle and the user equipment, wherein the identification of the user equipment relates to the cellular radio access network,
sending, to the network node and via the cellular radio access network, a message comprising the identification of the user equipment, wherein the message includes an indication that explicitly instructs the network node to send a control message instructing the user equipment to apply a second Discontinuous Reception (DRX) cycle, wherein the second DRX cycle is longer than a first DRX cycle of the user equipment, and
sending, to the network node via the cellular radio access network, position information of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,484,964

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING PAGING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for paging a first device by a second device, the method comprising:sending, by the second device to the first device, a page message over a first path between the second device and the first device, wherein the first device is in an inactive or idle state with the second device; and
receiving, by the second device from the first device in response to the page message, a page response over a second path between the first device and the second device, wherein the second path is different from the first path in at least one of:
a number of hops in each respective path,
a radio access technology associated with each respective path,
a cell associated with each respective path, or
a width of beam pairs forming each respective path.

US Pat. No. 10,484,963

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PAGING MESSAGE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A base station for paging in a mobile communication system, the base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller coupled with the transceiver and configured to control to:
receive, from a core network entity, a plurality of paging messages including information on a number of paging attempts,
determine priorities of the plurality of paging messages based on the information on the number of paging attempts, and
transmit, to a terminal, a paging message among the plurality of paging messages based on the determined priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,484,961

POWER STORAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, POWER STORAGE APPARATUS, METHOD OF OPERATING POWER STORAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF OPERATING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A power storage management system, comprising:a camera mounted to a power storage apparatus and configured to take images;
the power storage apparatus comprising
first information indicative of a position of the power storage apparatus; and
second information indicative of an operation state of the power storage apparatus; and
an information processing apparatus configured to communicate, using wireless communications, with the power storage apparatus to acquire the first information, the second information and the images taken by the camera from the power storage apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,484,959

POSITIONING TECHNIQUES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a serving cell, a positioning reference signal (PRS) configuration, the PRS configuration comprising a set of hopping frequencies for a plurality of PRS transmissions including at least one hopping frequency within a non-anchor frequency range;
receiving, from a non-serving cell, at least one of the plurality of PRS transmissions over the at least one hopping frequency within the non-anchor frequency range of a shared radio frequency spectrum, wherein the plurality of PRS transmissions are received according to the PRS configuration; and
transmitting a measurement report of the plurality of PRS transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,484,958

CONDUCTIVE WATCH HOUSING WITH SLOT ANTENNA CONFIGURATION

Garmin Switzerland GmbH, ...

1. A wrist-worn electronic device comprising:a lower housing including a lower surface, a printed circuit board positioned above the lower surface, and a side wall formed of electrically conductive material, the side wall having a top surface including a plurality of electrical ground terminals;
an upper housing opposing the lower housing, the upper housing including a bezel formed of an electrically conductive material, the bezel having a lower surface corresponding to the top surface of the side wall and two electrical ground locations electrically coupled to two of the plurality of electrical ground terminals on the top surface of the side wall;
an electrically nonconductive ring between the lower surface of the bezel and the top surface of the side wall;
a first antenna configured to wirelessly transmit or receive a first electronic signal and formed by a first nonconductive slot formed between a first portion of the lower surface of the bezel along a circumference of the bezel between the two electrical ground locations, a first portion of the top surface of the side wall along a circumference of the side wall corresponding to the first portion of the lower surface of the bezel, and two electrical ground contacts each electrically coupling one of the two electrical ground terminals on the top surface of the side wall with one of the two electrical ground locations on the lower surface of the bezel, respectively;
a first electronic signal terminal; and
a communication element positioned on the printed circuit board and electrically coupled with the first electronic signal terminal, the communication element configured to transmit to or receive from the first antenna the first electronic signal to communicate with another electronic device or a communication network
wherein a height of the first nonconductive slot corresponds to a height of the electrically nonconductive ring.

US Pat. No. 10,484,957

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDOOR POSITIONING USING WIRELESS POSITIONING NODES

LONPROX CORPORATION, San...

1. A system for determining a location of a mobile device within an indoor environment, the system comprising:a first positioning node (PON) configured to transmit a first modulated signal;
a second PON disposed in a different location than the first PON and configured to transmit a second modulated signal; and
a server configured to
receive a request from the mobile device indicating a coarse location of the mobile device,
transmit location information for the first PON and the second PON based on the request, and signal information related to the first modulated signal and the second modulated signal; and
receive a position report from the mobile device, the position report being based on a difference in time between the first modulated signal and the second modulated signal at a time of arrival at the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,955

BEAM FORMING FOR SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for a network node configured to transmit wireless communication signals using beam forming and configured to apply any of one or more data carrying beam widths for transmission of data carrying signals dedicated to a specific wireless communication device, the method comprising:determining one or more requirement parameters for transmission of synchronization signals, wherein the one or more requirement parameters comprise a desired synchronization signal beam width and a minimum effective power, and wherein the determined desired synchronization signal beam width is larger than a minimum one of the data carrying beam widths;
calculating beam forming weights based on the one or more requirement parameters by assigning non-zero values to a number of beam forming weights that exceeds a minimum number of beam forming weights for the determined desired synchronization signal beam width, wherein a beam resulting from the calculated beam forming weights has a beam width larger than or equal to the determined desired synchronization signal beam width, and an effective power larger than or equal to the minimum effective power;
generating a synchronization signal for transmission; and
transmitting the generated synchronization signal using the calculated beam forming weights.

US Pat. No. 10,484,952

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A CODING RATE

Optis Wireless Technology...

11. A transmitting apparatus, comprising:a processor configured:
to determine a first coding rate based on received information for determining the first coding rate;
to calculate a second coding rate based on the received information for determining the first coding rate and received offset information by adjusting the first coding rate based on the offset information; and
a transmitter configured to transmit a first type of information using the first coding rate and a second type of information using the second coding rate, wherein the first type of information and second type of information comprise differing channels which are multiplexed within a same frame.

US Pat. No. 10,484,948

MOBILE TERMINAL STANDBY METHOD, DEVICE THEREOF, AND MEDIUM

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for enabling a mobile terminal to be on standby, comprising:determining whether the mobile terminal is in an operation state, wherein determining whether the mobile terminal is in the operation state includes determining at least one of: the mobile terminal being operated by a user, a call request being accessed, and a short message being generated;
determining that a movement speed of the mobile terminal is greater than a preset speed;
judging whether the mobile terminal is within a driver's area in an automobile, wherein the judging includes: generating a picture by one of a front camera or a back camera, comparing the generated picture with a pre-stored picture of a corresponding position, and judging that a location of the mobile terminal is within the driver's area, if a picture similarity between the generated picture and the pre-stored picture of the corresponding position is greater than a preset threshold; and
enabling the mobile terminal to enter into a standby state, if the mobile terminal is within the driver's area,
wherein the comparing of the generated picture with the pre-stored picture includes:
searching for a similar-shape object in the generated picture, the similar-shape object having a shape similarity with respect to a key reference object in the pre-stored picture that is greater than a first threshold;
determining a location similarity of the similar-shape object with respect to the key reference object; and
determining the picture similarity according to the shape similarity and the location similarity, and
wherein the pre-stored picture is taken and stored in advance and includes at least one of a left-front view when looking forward from a left-driver position of a left-hand drive automobile, a right-front view when looking forward from a right-driver position in a right-hand drive automobile, a left-rear view when looking backward from the left-driver position, and a right-rear view when looking backward from the right-driver position, and
the comparing of the generated picture with the pre-stored picture includes:
determining, according to a type of a current network to which the mobile terminal is connected, a region in which the mobile terminal is located to be one of a left-hand drive region or a right-hand drive region;
comparing a first camera photo taken by the front camera with the left-front view and comparing a second camera photo taken by the rear camera with the left-rear view, if the region is the left-hand drive region; and
comparing the first camera photo with the right-front view and comparing the second camera photo with the right-rear view, if the region is the right-hand drive region.

US Pat. No. 10,484,945

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONFIGURING A BATTERY RECOVERY TIME PERIOD FOR A USER EQUIPMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), a pattern, the pattern identifying a battery recovery time period during which a voltage of at least one battery of the UE recovers from a voltage droop,
the pattern including a sequence of UE modes having corresponding time periods, and
the sequence of UE modes causing different loads on the at least one battery during different time periods;
configuring, by the UE, the battery recovery time period based at least in part on the pattern; and
communicating, by the UE, with a base station based at least in part on the pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,484,944

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:determining, according to a maximum power value detected by performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) on a primary channel in one or more processing time periods, a power value interval to which the maximum power value detected by performing the CCA belongs, wherein the determined power value interval is one of one or more power value intervals indicating power value ranges that do not overlap each other;
obtaining, from among information indicating correspondences of the one or more power value intervals indicating power value ranges to transmit power spectral densities, a transmit power spectral density corresponding to the power value interval determined according to the detected maximum power value, wherein the information indicating the correspondences is a one-to-one correspondence between the one or more power value intervals indicating power value ranges and the one or more transmit power spectral densities; and
when a transmit opportunity (TXOP) is obtained, performing data transmission on a transmission channel by using a power spectral density that is not greater than the obtained transmit power spectral density.

US Pat. No. 10,484,943

POWER MANAGEMENT OF A PERSONAL AREA FABRIC

NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC, C...

1. A personal area fabric, comprising:a plurality of networked nodes, wherein each networked node comprises a node power profile and a short range communication interface configured to exchange data with at least one other networked node of the plurality of networked nodes and wherein each networked node is positioned to be able receive communication via the short range communication interface from at least one other networked node of the plurality of networked nodes;
wherein at least one of the plurality of networked nodes has a state configuration engine configured to, when executed by a processor: receive a power configuration trigger;
aggregate node power profiles from a portion of the plurality of networked nodes;
derive a fabric-level power configuration as a function of the aggregated node power profiles by designating a subset of the portion of the plurality of networked nodes as boundary nodes, wherein the fabric-level power configuration only allows communication outside the personal area fabric via at least one of the boundary nodes; and
instruct the portion of the plurality of networked nodes to operate according to the fabric-level power configuration in response to the power configuration trigger.

US Pat. No. 10,484,940

NETWORK ASSOCIATION BASED ON NETWORK PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A device, comprising:a first subscriber identity module (SIM) to enable a first subscription for data communication between the device and data communication networks;
a second SIM to enable a second subscription for additional data communication between the device and the data communication networks;
a first application implemented for a data streaming download to the device;
a second application implemented for an interactive session of intermittent data communications;
a network manager implemented at least partially in hardware to:
determine network data parameters that indicate performance capabilities of the data communication networks;
associate the first application with a first network of the data communication networks that has a greater performance capability for the data streaming download based on the network data parameters; and
associate the second application with a second network of the data communication networks for the interactive session of intermittent data communications based on the network data parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,484,939

SERVICE PROVIDER SELECTION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method comprising:from a mobile communication device, transmitting a first wireless communication including a first request to establish a wireless communication link with a wireless access node;
receiving a command notifying the mobile communication device to use a service provider other than a first wireless network service provider; and
in accordance with the command, establishing the wireless communication link with the wireless access node via a second wireless network service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,484,938

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH MULTI-CONNECTORS AND METHODS THEREOF

SILICON MOTION, INC., Jh...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first connection interface and a second connection interface, configured to be electrically connected to at least one host system;
a transmission control device, comprising a first communication channel and a second communication channel, wherein the first connection interface is electrically connected to the first communication channel, and the second connection interface is electrically connected to the second communication channel, wherein the transmission control device determines a connection state according to impedance information and provides corresponding operation functions for the at least one host system according to the connection state, wherein the connection state indicates whether one or both of the first connection interface and the second connection interface is electrically connected to the at least one host system, wherein the first communication channel comprises a first transmitting channel and a first receiving channel, and the second communication channel comprises a second transmitting channel and a second receiving channel, wherein the channel-detecting device generates an impedance signal according to at least one voltage variation generated by at least one terminal impedance of the at least one host system electrically connected to the first connection interface and the second connection interface, and the transmission control device determines the connection state according to the impedance signal;
a data access device, electrically connected to the transmission control device and configured to receive data transmitted by the at least one host system; and
a channel-detecting device, detecting the impedance information between one or both of the first connection interface and the second connection interface and the at least one host system, wherein the channel-detecting device generates the impedance information according to at least one impedance value of the at least one host system electrically connected to one or both of the first connection interface and the second connection interface, wherein, when the at least one host system is electrically connected to the first communication channel or the second communication channel, the first transmission channel or the second communication channel is electrically connected to at least one receiving channel of the at least one host system through a coupling capacitor, wherein the channel-detecting device comprises:
a bias circuit, biasing the first transmission channel or the second transmission channel to a bias voltage;
a current source, sourcing a current to the first transmitting channel or the second transmitting channel during a predetermined period according to a control signal;
a comparator, comparing the bias voltage with a middle voltage to generate a comparison signal; and
a latch circuit, latching the comparison signal as the impedance signal once the predetermined period ends, wherein the transmission control device determines the connection state according to the impedance signal;
wherein, when the first transmitting channel or the second transmitting channel is electrically connected to the terminal impedance of the at least one host system, the bias voltage is charged by the current to exceed the middle voltage, wherein, when the first transmitting channel or the second transmitting channel is not electrically connected to the terminal impedance of the at least one host system, the bias voltage does not exceed the middle voltage during the predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 10,484,937

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT (UE) FOR PROVISIONING MINIMUM SYSTEM INFORMATION (MSI) IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of receiving system information by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station in the wireless communication system, a master information block (MIB) that includes first information indicating whether a cell is barred;
receiving, from the base station, a system information block 1 (SIB1) based on the MIB, in case that the first information indicates that the cell is not barred; and
transmitting, to the base station, a MSG3 of a random access procedure to request at least one system information block (SIB) of other system information (SI), in case that the SIB1 does not include second information on a resource for requesting the other SI.

US Pat. No. 10,484,936

DISCOVERY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

13. A base station in a mobile communication system, the base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller configured to control to:
identify configuration information of a synchronization signal of a neighbor cell,
control the transceiver to transmit, to the terminal, a configuration message including the configuration information, and
control the transceiver to receive, from the terminal, a measurement report including a measurement result of the synchronization signal transmitted from the neighbor cell according to the configuration information,
wherein the configuration information includes information on a signal transmission timing indicating a transmission period and a timing offset of the synchronization signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,933

NETWORK ENTITY FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS TOWARDS A USER ENTITY OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Deutsche Telekom AG, Bon...

1. A network entity for managing communications towards a user entity over a communication network, the network entity having:an access domain selector, collocated to the network entity, for determining an access domain of the user entity upon a basis of user entity specific data;
wherein an access domain selector implemented on a hardware processor;
a storage collocated to the network entity; and
an IP Multimedia Subsystem application server, collocated to the network entity and separate from the access domain selector, for providing the user entity specific data, configured to
transmit a request, via an Sh interface according to the IP Multimedia Subsystem, for the user entity specific data towards a home subscriber server;
receive the user entity specific data from the home subscriber server upon transmitting the request; and
store the user entity specific data in the storage,
wherein the access domain selector is further configured to
retrieve the user entity specific data upon receiving a session initiation protocol request, the session initiation request requesting to establish a communication link towards the access domain serving the user entity for an incoming session;
refer to the storage of the application server to obtain the user entity specific data; and
when the user entity specific data is unavailable from the storage, query the user entity specific data from the home subscriber server;
wherein the application server is an IP Multimedia Subsystem multimedia telephony service application server;
wherein the access domain selector is an IP Multimedia Subsystem access domain selector configured as a service centralization and continuity application server; and
wherein the user entity specific data comprises:
repository data according to the IP Multimedia Subsystem technology,
a network identifier, wherein the network identifier is a visitor location register number,
voice support information indicating whether the access domain supports a voice service within a packet-switched access domain,
information relating to a communication status of the user entity, the communication status indicating whether the user entity is in a busy status, an idle status, a non-available status, or a non-network registered status,
type information indicating a type of the access domain, the type of the access domain indicating a packet-switched access domain or a circuit-switched access domain, and
a user entity identifier, wherein the user entity identifier is an International Mobile Subscriber Identity.

US Pat. No. 10,484,932

BLE NETWORKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL ROLE REVERSAL WITH ENHANCED PERIPHERAL LOCATION DETERMINATION USING ULTRASONIC WAVEFORM

LINK LABS, INC., Annapol...

1. A BLE communications system, comprising:an end node (EN);
an access point (AP) configured to connect to a network and transmit a first beacon advertisement message; and
a plurality of reference points (RPs) each configured to not connect to the network and transmit each of a second beacon advertisement message comprising position information, and an ultrasonic waveform,
in which the EN is configured to
detect the first and second beacon advertisement messages and the ultrasonic waveform, and
initiate a connection with the AP in which, as a result of the connection, the AP is caused to transfer to the network identifying information of each of the EN and the AP,
wherein the detection of a respective one of the second beacon advertisement messages triggers the EN to begin the detecting of the ultrasonic waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,484,930

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING ACCESS TO CELL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing, by a user equipment (UE), an access attempt to a cell in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a type of access based on a request to access the cell;
determining an access category for the request based on the type of access;
performing an access barring check for the cell;
mapping the access category to an establishment cause based on a mapping table configured for the UE; and
based on access to the cell not being barred for the request, transmitting, to a base station of the cell, a message requesting establishment of a radio resource control (RRC) connection, the message comprising the establishment cause mapped from the access category.

US Pat. No. 10,484,926

METHODS TO ENABLE HIGH DATA RATE RELAY OPERATION USING D2D AIR-INTERFACE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A User Equipment (UE) for transmitting and receiving data via a sidelink interface under control of an Evolved Node B (eNB), the UE comprising:receive circuitry to receive a reference signal on a sidelink interface;
control circuitry to determine one or more sidelink quality indicators based on the received reference signal; and
transmit circuitry to transmit the determined sidelink quality indicators to the eNB, wherein the receive circuitry is further to:
receive a first indication, via a downlink control channel from the eNB, of first radio resources on the sidelink interface to be used for receiving first data;
receive the first data on the sidelink interface based on the indication of first radio resources;
receive a second indication, via a sidelink control channel, of second radio resources on the sidelink interface to be used for receiving second data; and
receive the second data on the sidelink interface based on the second indication of second radio resources,
wherein the UE is a remote UE that is to receive data from and transmit data to the eNB via a relay path using the sidelink interface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,922

CARRIER-AGGREGATION-BASED HANDOVER METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method comprising:receiving, from a user equipment (UE) through a first component carrier of an e-Node B (eNB), a measurement report, wherein the first component carrier is a primary component carrier and the measurement report comprises measurement results for the first component carrier and a second component carrier of the eNB;
after receiving the measurement report, transmitting, to the UE through the first component carrier, a command to use the second component carrier as the primary component carrier; and
after transmitting the command, receiving a preamble from the UE through the second component carrier,
wherein one or more component carriers, other than the second component carrier, supported by the eNB are deactivated when the preamble is received from the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,484,920

MOBILE TERMINAL

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus, comprising:a plurality of interfaces including a first interface and a second interface, wherein the first interface, in operation, transmits or receives a traffic flow; and
circuitry coupled to the plurality of interfaces, wherein the circuitry, in operation:
identifies a second access network for routing the traffic flow based on flow information, the flow information including: (i) flow identification (ID) information identifying the traffic flow and (ii) network identification (ID) information identifying access networks including a source access network which is connected to the first interface and the second access network which is connected to the second interface different from the first interface; and
moves the traffic flow from the source access network to the second access network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,915

IDENTIFYING A BEAM FOR ACCESSING A TARGET CELL OF A WIRELESS HANDOVER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

8. A wireless device for handover comprising:a wireless interface configured to receive an RRC connection reconfiguration message from a source network node associated with a source cell, the RRC connection reconfiguration message comprising an identification of a target cell and access information associated with the target cell, wherein the target cell is different than the source cell and comprises one or more beams to be transmitted by the target cell and the access information comprises beam related information that comprises common random access configuration information associated with the one or more beams and dedicated random access configuration information associated with the one or more beams;
processing circuitry configured to identify at least one beam transmitted from the target cell from among the one or more beams of the target cell based on the identification of the target cell and the access information from the RRC connection reconfiguration message; and
an input and output interface configured to receive input information and provide output information;
a power source configured to provide power to the wireless interface, processing circuity and input and output interface; and
wherein the wireless interface is further configured to access the target cell using the identified at least one beam.

US Pat. No. 10,484,913

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CAUSING READINESS FOR MOVEMENT OF A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Chiyod...

1. A communication control method in a communication system including a node for communicating with a communication terminal and executing request processing from the communication terminal without requesting another node for processing, the method comprising:making a change so that a first destination node, being a node linked to a destination wireless base station, and a second destination node, being a node linked to a wireless base station located within a specified range of the destination wireless base station, become ready to receive a request from the communication terminal and execute request processing, the making of the change being performed in response to a notification received by a node changing device from a management device configured to perform mobility management on the communication terminal when handover processing of the communication terminal is detected by the management device,
wherein the making of the change includes the first and second destination nodes activating a virtual machine for executing request processing,
the destination wireless base station pre-stores identifiers relating to other wireless base stations in the specified range of the destination wireless base station, and
the wireless base station located in the specified range of the destination wireless base station is identified in accordance with the destination wireless base station.

US Pat. No. 10,484,912

FACILITATING METHOD FOR HANDOVER OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A communication control method for a target eNB, the communication control method comprising:receiving data from a gateway over an S1 interface and receiving data forwarded over an X2 interface, wherein the S1 interface is an interface between the target eNB and the gateway and the X2 interface is an interface between a source eNB and the target eNB;
transmitting, for a radio link control acknowledge mode bearer, to a user equipment (UE), downlink data from the X2 interface with the exception of data of which reception was acknowledged by the UE; and
sending, after transmitting the downlink data from the X2 interface, downlink data from the S1 interface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,908

INDICATION FOR A TRANSPORT BLOCK

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor that determines whether a size of a transport block is greater than a predetermined threshold; and
a transmitter that:
in response to determining that the size of the transport block is greater than the predetermined threshold, transmits a binary indicator that identifies whether a medium access control control element is at an end of the transport block, wherein the binary indicator is transmitted outside of any medium access control subheaders; and
in response to determining that the size of the transport block is less than the predetermined threshold, does not transmit the binary indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,484,906

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING DIFFERENT PRIORITIES TO PACKETS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving packets including priority information for a single user equipment (UE) from a packet data network gateway (P-GW) with public land mobile network (PLMN) information associated with an entity that assigned the priority information, the packets for the single UE being mapped to a same quality of service (QoS) class identifier (QCI);
identifying whether to use the priority information for identifying a priority of the packets based on the PLMN information and whether a type of a bearer for the packets is a non-guaranteed bit rate (non-GBR) bearer;
identifying the priority of the packets mapped to the same QCI based on the priority information in case that a configuration for the priority information is enabled in the base station and in case that a radio access network (RAN) congestion situation occurs; and
scheduling the packets mapped to the same QCI differently based on the identified priority of the packets,
wherein the priority information is determined by performing a packet inspection based on at least one of an internet protocol (IP) address or a type of a higher layer protocol in case that the RAN congestion situation does not occur, and
wherein the priority information is determined by performing the packet inspection based on a deep packet inspection in case that the RAN congestion situation occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,484,905

OPTIMIZING OPERATION OF CONSTRAINED USER EQUIPMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a user equipment configured to establish a connection with a network:
performing a voice call with the network, the voice call including exchanging voice packets with the network;
determining an uplink data transmission to be performed while the voice call is being performed;
storing the uplink data transmission in a buffer;
determining a silence period of the voice call wherein voice packets are not to be transmitted, wherein silence periods occur at predetermined intervals during the voice call; and
transmitting the uplink data transmission during the silence period of the voice call.

US Pat. No. 10,484,904

ENHANCED SELF-ORGANIZING NETWORK SWITCHING MATRIX

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
monitoring traffic within an area served by remote transceiver devices of a radio access network;
in response to determining that the traffic has increased, activating a remote transceiver device of the remote transceiver devices based on coupling the remote transceiver device to a base transceiver station device, wherein the coupling is a first coupling, and subsequent to the activating, facilitating a modification of a simulcast ratio of the remote transceiver device based on an adjustment of a second coupling of the remote transceiver device with antenna ports of antennas that are deployed in the area; and
in response to determining that the traffic has decreased, deactivating the remote transceiver device based on a decoupling of the remote transceiver device from the base transceiver station device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,901

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING A TIMING ADVANCE COMMAND IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a timing advance command by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, the timing advance command corresponding to a time alignment group; and
applying the received timing advance command to at least one serving cell belonging to the time alignment group,
wherein the timing advance command is received together with a time alignment group identifier,
wherein the time alignment group identifier identifies the time alignment group to which the timing advance command is applied,
wherein the time alignment group identifier is included in a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE), and
wherein the MAC CE includes both the time alignment group identifier and the timing advance command.

US Pat. No. 10,484,899

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH SPEED USER EQUIPMENT

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) performing an event occurrence report for mobility management in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving reference signals transmitted through a plurality of propagation beams from a serving cell and one or more neighboring cells of a network;
determining link reliability with each of the serving cell and the neighboring cells of the network, the link reliability is (a) proportional to a number of the propagating beams from each of the serving cell and the neighboring cells and (b) a degree of ray distribution between the propagating beams, the degree of ray distribution is determined based on an angle of departure (AoD) difference between the propagation beams or an angle of arrival (AoA) difference between the propagation beams; and
transmitting the event occurrence report to the network when a receive (Rx) power of a reference signal from a neighboring cell among the neighboring cells is higher than an Rx power of a reference signal from the serving cell by a predetermined threshold, and when the link reliability of the neighboring cell is better than the link reliability of the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,484,898

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT REPORT IN COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:comparing at least one best received signal received parameter value for at least one channel state information reference signal within a first frequency with at least one best received signal received parameter value for at least one channel state information reference signal within a second frequency,
wherein the comparing comprises, comparing an nth strongest received signal received parameter value for the at least one channel state information reference signal within the first frequency with the nth strongest received signal received parameter value for the at least one channel state information reference signal within the second frequency, where n is an integer;
determining that the comparing triggers a measurement report; and
in response to the determining, reporting information from said comparing
comprising the best received signal received parameter values of the at least one best received signal received parameter values for said first frequency and said second frequency to determine at least one of a component carrier and a transmission point for a coordinated multipoint transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,484,897

WIDEBAND RADIO COMMUNICATION TEST APPARATUS

1. A test apparatus comprising:functional entities, FEs, which are assigned to a selected test case, TC, of a test case pool, TCP, by dragging a test case item, TCI, representing the selected test case, TC, to functional block items, FBIs, representing the respective functional entities, Fes, and by dropping the dragged test case item, TCI, on the functional block items, FBIs; and
a processing unit adapted to compare test capabilities required by the selected test case, TC, as indicated by its associated test case item, TCI, with test capabilities offered by the functional entities, FEs, assigned to the selected test case, TC, as indicated by the functional block items, FBIs, of the assigned functional entities, FEs;
wherein, if the test capabilities offered by the functional entities, FEs, assigned to the selected test case, TC, match the test capabilities required by the selected test case, TC, a test procedure using the assigned functional entities, FEs, for the test case, TC, is initiated in response to an input command if no further test cases, TCs, are selected from the test case pool, TCP; and
wherein, if there is no matching of test capabilities, the user is informed that the test capabilities of the test apparatus are not sufficient for the selected test case, TC, and an already running test case procedure is deactivated to get more available resources within the test apparatus for the selected test case, TC, based on a drag and drop operation of the user for test case deactivation.

US Pat. No. 10,484,896

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:first and second wireless communication apparatuses that are switched to one of an active mode and a standby mode so that at least one of the first and second wireless communication apparatuses is in the active mode; and
third and fourth wireless communication apparatuses that are connected to the first and second wireless communication apparatuses via a radio link and are switched to one of the active mode and the standby mode so that at least one of the third and fourth wireless communication apparatuses is in the active mode, wherein
under a situation that the first wireless communication apparatus is in the active mode and that the second wireless communication apparatus is in the standby mode, when the first and second wireless communication apparatuses detect an occurrence of a failure of the radio link, if the failure of the radio link does not recover within a preset time, the second wireless communication apparatus switches to the active mode and the first wireless communication apparatus stays in the active mode,
under a situation that the third wireless communication apparatus is in the active mode and that the fourth wireless communication apparatus is in the standby mode, when the third and fourth wireless communication apparatuses detect an occurrence of the failure of the radio link, if the failure of the radio link does not recover within a preset time, the fourth wireless communication apparatus switches to the active mode and the third wireless communication apparatus stays in the active mode, and
a transmission timing of a switch instruction, instructing the wireless communication apparatus in the active mode from among the third and fourth wireless communication apparatuses, in a case of the occurrence of the failure of the radio link is determined in advance to cause the first and second wireless communication apparatuses to alternately transmit the switch instruction, and transmission timing of the switch instruction, instructing the wireless communication apparatus in the active mode from among the first and second wireless communication apparatuses, in a case of the occurrence of the failure of the radio link is determined in advance to cause the third and fourth wireless communication apparatuses to alternately transmit the switch instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,484,894

PROVIDING SPECIAL RADIO PROVISIONS TO LINK BUDGET LIMITED USER EQUIPMENT AT ACTIVATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station of a cellular communication network, the base station comprising:at least one radio configured to communicate with a user equipment device (UE);
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the at least one radio; and
at least one memory storing:
software instructions executable by the at least one processor, wherein the software instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the base station to:
receive a device class profile comprising an identifier of a device class and one or more cellular connection settings to be used in configuring a cellular connection between the base station and a device of the identified device class;
receive from the UE a connection initiation request comprising an indication of a device class of the UE;
determine whether the device class of the UE is the same as the device class identified by the device class profile;
in response to determining that the device class of the UE is the same as the device class identified by the device class profile, establish a cellular connection with the UE using the one or more cellular connection settings of the device class profile; and
in response to determining that the device class of the UE is not the same as the device class identified by the device class profile, establish a cellular connection with the UE without regard to the one or more cellular connection settings of the device class profile.

US Pat. No. 10,484,893

ENHANCED DEDICATED-CHANNEL REPORTING FOR UMTS

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A user equipment for a mobile communication system, the mobile communication system defining a dedicated channel (DCH) active set and an enhanced-dedicated channel (E-DCH) active set, the user equipment comprising:a circuit configured to perform measurements of a first, non-active E-DCH but active DCH, pilot signal from a first cell that is not included in the E-DCH active set but is included in the DCH active set, and to perform measurements of a second, active E-DCH, pilot signal from a second cell that is included in the E-DCH active set, wherein an event is triggered when the non-active E-DCH but active DCH pilot signal becomes better than the active E-DCH pilot signal; and
a circuit configured to send, to a communications node, a measurement report comprising said measurements;
wherein the E-DCH active set is updated based on the measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,484,892

CONTEXTUALIZED NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:classifying, by a computer device, a plurality of base station sectors into a plurality of context categories based on a context that includes a measure of cell density and a measure of mobility;
selecting, by the computer device, a context category from the plurality of context categories;
determining, by the computer device, at least one coverage and quality optimization parameter adjustment for a subset of base station sectors, of the plurality of base station sectors, classified in the selected context category, based on a coverage and quality requirement associated with the selected context category;
determining, by the computer device, at least one capacity optimization parameter adjustment for the subset of base station sectors based on a capacity requirement associated with the selected context category;
determining, by the computer device, at least one accessibility optimization parameter adjustment for the subset of base station sectors based on an accessibility requirement associated with the selected context category; and
instructing, by the computer device, base stations associated with the subset of base station sectors to implement the at least one coverage and quality optimization parameter adjustment, the at least one capacity optimization parameter adjustment, and the at least one accessibility optimization parameter adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,484,887

MONITORING AND OPTIMIZING OF CONTROL CHANNEL USAGE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:monitoring whether or not an allocation of uplink communication resources on a primary cell of a communication network is successful for a communication element to be scheduled on a downlink channel of at least one secondary cell of the communication network;
incrementing at least one counter according to the monitoring result;
comparing with at least one predetermined threshold one of a counter value, a rate value, or an average rate, or probability value associated with the incremented at least one counter;
deciding, based on the comparison, that a modification of dimensioning of resources being set for the uplink communication resources is required; and
based on the deciding, causing the modification of the dimensioning of resources being set for the uplink communication resources, wherein the modification comprises one of increasing or decreasing the number of the resources being set for the uplink communication resources.

US Pat. No. 10,484,883

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED WIRELESS COVERAGE, IMPROVED SERVICE PERFORMANCE, AND REDUCED BATTERY POWER CONSUMPTION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

12. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a receiver receiving user plane data for a second UE from a base station in accordance with a first transmission scheme; and
a transmitter coupled to a processor, the transmitter sending the user plane data to the second UE over a device-to-device (D2D) link based on a second transmission scheme without communicating control plane information, that corresponds to the user plane data, over the D2D link, the control plane information being directly communicated from the base station to the second UE, wherein the second UE is subscribed to the base station, wherein the second UE is proximately located relative to the UE, wherein the UE is transparent to the second UE such that the second UE is unaware of the user plane data being routed through the UE, and wherein the UE provides enhanced wireless coverage to the second UE over that provided by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,484,879

SYNCHRONIZED COMMUNICATION ACROSS WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication for an apparatus, comprising:sending first information on a first radio frequency (RF) spectrum, wherein the first RF spectrum is an unlicensed spectrum;
obtaining an indication that triggers a switch to a second RF spectrum, wherein the second RF spectrum is a licensed spectrum;
as a result of obtaining the indication, waiting for an allocated time to commence sending on the second RF spectrum;
sending second information on the second RF spectrum at the allocated time; and
performing a clear channel assessment on the first RF spectrum a specified time after the second information is sent on the second RF spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,484,878

MIXED-ACCESS MODE COMMUNICATION FOR STANDALONE OPERATION ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a central coordination server for a shared communication medium, comprising:partitioning the shared communication medium into a contention-free partition where the shared communication medium is reserved for first devices associated with a first set of operators and a contention-based partition where second devices associated with a second set of operators contend for access to the shared communication medium in accordance with an Over-the-Air (OTA) coexistence mechanism, at least one operator belonging to both the first and second sets of operators; and
notifying the first and second devices of the partitioning,
wherein the contention-free partition and the contention-based partition each correspond at least in part to an unlicensed communication medium,
wherein at least one dedicated sub-partition in the contention-free partition is reserved as at least one anchor carrier for at least one Primary Cell (PCell) of the at least one operator, and
wherein at least one Secondary Cell (SCell) of the at least one operator is supported by contention-based resources among the contention-based partition.

US Pat. No. 10,484,874

DYNAMIC NETWORK SLICE RESOLUTION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first device, an attach request that includes information associated with a user device,
the user device to provide the attach request to request access to a network;
providing, by the first device and to a second device and using the information associated with the user device, a request for information associated with a group identifier that is associated with the user device;
receiving, by the first device and from the second device, the information associated with the group identifier that is associated with the user device based on providing the request for information associated with the group identifier;
determining, by the first device, a network slice identifier that is associated with the user device based on the information associated with the group identifier that is associated with the user device,
where there is a many-to-one mapping between a plurality of group identifiers and the network slice identifier, and
where the plurality of group identifiers includes the group identifier; and
providing, by the first device and to a base station, an instruction that causes the base station to allocate resources associated with a network slice, of the network, that is associated with the network slice identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,873

DETECTION AND BLOCKING OF CLONED MOBILE DEVICES

1. A method for blocking a cloned mobile device, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a network, a first registration from a first mobile device at a first location, wherein the first registration includes a device identifier and a phone number;
confirming, by the processor, that a second registration from a second mobile device at a second location includes the device identifier and the phone number;
calculating, by the processor, a first fraud score for the first mobile device and a second fraud score for the second mobile device;
determining, by the processor, the second mobile device is the cloned mobile device, wherein the determining the second mobile device is the cloned mobile device comprises determining that the second fraud score exceeds the first fraud score and that a difference between the second fraud score and the first fraud score exceeds a threshold amount; and
blocking the cloned mobile device from registering on the network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,872

DEVICE QUARANTINE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
one or more computer-readable storage media including instructions stored thereon that, responsive to execution by the at least one processor, cause the system perform operations including:
placing a device in a quarantine state for a wireless network in response to a request from the device to connect to the wireless network;
querying the device for an attribute of the device while the device is in the quarantine state;
receiving a response from the device identifying the attribute;
comparing the attribute of the device to a list of attributes pertaining to uncharacterized attributes for which performance attributes have not been determined;
determining that the attribute of the device matches an uncharacterized attribute:
applying a policy for uncharacterized attributes to determine a wireless connection parameter based upon the attribute of the device; and
releasing the device from the quarantine state subject to the wireless connection parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,484,870

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING PERIPHERAL CONNECTIONS TO MOBILE DEVICES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for establishing a data connection between a peripheral device and a mobile device, the method comprising:receiving, by the mobile device, an indication from the peripheral device for user approval of the data connection;
prompting, by the mobile device, for a user input in response to receiving the indication; and
determining, by the mobile device, whether to establish the data connection based on the user input.

US Pat. No. 10,484,867

DEVICE MANAGEMENT BASED ON WIRELESS BEACONS

JAMF Software, LLC, Minn...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving, at a device management server, a first message from a managed device via an access point, wherein the first message includes a first identifier associated with a first wireless beacon, wherein the first wireless beacon is associated with a first wireless network connection, and wherein the first message indicates that the managed device is within a range of the first wireless beacon;
in response to the first message, initiating transmission, via a second wireless connection, of a second message to the managed device granting the managed device authorization to access a particular functionality; and
in response to detecting the managed device at a location outside of the range of the first wireless beacon, initiating transmission, via the second wireless connection, of a third message to the managed device to revoke from the managed device the authorization to access the particular functionality.

US Pat. No. 10,484,866

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE IDENTIFICATION CONFLICT SOLUTION METHOD AND DEVICE-TO-DEVICE USER EQUIPMENT

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A Device-to-Device (D2D) Identifier (ID) conflict resolution method, applied to a first D2D User Equipment (UE) and comprising:judging whether a terminal ID of the first D2D UE conflicts with a terminal ID or a D2D group ID of another D2D UE;
when the terminal ID of the first D2D UE conflicts with the terminal ID or the D2D group ID of the another D2D UE, reallocating a terminal ID to the first D2D UE; and
sending the reallocated terminal ID of the first D2D UE to a second D2D UE, wherein the second D2D UE is a D2D UE in proximity to the first D2D UE, or is a D2D UE which has established a PC5 connection with the first D2D UE;
wherein the judging whether the terminal ID of the first D2D UE conflicts with the terminal ID or the D2D group ID of the another D2D UE, comprises:
upon reception of ID conflict indication information sent from a third D2D UE, determining that the terminal ID of the first D2D UE conflicts with the terminal ID or the D2D group ID of the another D2D UE, wherein the ID conflict indication information is arranged to indicate that the terminal ID of the first D2D UE conflicts with the terminal ID or the D2D group ID of the another D2D UE.

US Pat. No. 10,484,865

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PROFILE FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of supporting remote reception of a profile by a user equipment (UE) including a plurality of universal integrated circuit cards (UICCs), in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a server for managing the profile, a second message including a first message, the first message for downloading the profile;
determining whether a header information of the second message satisfies a criterion, the header information including at least one of a protocol identifier, a data coding scheme, an originator address, or information indicating whether the first message is encrypted;
transferring, to a first UICC and a second UICC among the plurality of UICCs, the first message if the header information of the second message satisfies the criterion,
wherein the first UICC is a UICC physically attachable to and detachable from the UE, and the second UICC is an embedded UICC (eUICC),
wherein the first UICC discards the first message, and
wherein the second UICC decrypts the first message using an over-the-air (OTA) key; and
receiving the profile based on the decrypted first message.

US Pat. No. 10,484,859

USER PLANE GATEWAY UPDATING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user plane gateway updating method, comprising:sending, by a control plane gateway to a mobility management entity, a tracking area (TA) identifier list corresponding to a first user plane gateway in a process in which a first packet data network (PDN) connection between a user equipment (UE) and the first user plane gateway is being established;
receiving, by the control plane gateway, a notification message from the mobility management entity for notifying the control plane gateway that a TA identifier of a TA in which the UE is located is not in the TA identifier list; and
sending, by the control plane gateway to the mobility management entity, a request message of re-establishing a PDN connection, wherein the request message comprises a parameter for indicating establishment of a second PDN connection;
wherein the second PDN connection is a PDN connection between the UE and a second user plane gateway, and the second user plane gateway is selected by the control plane gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,484,857

SERVICE DISCOVERY WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method, comprising:by a management device, accepting a first communications device to join a wireless communications network managed by the management device;
registering, by the management device, a service provided by the first communications device;
receiving, by the management device, a request from a second communications device seeking the service;
transmitting, to the second communication device, by the management device, a schedule of availability of the service provided by the first communications device; and
the management device announcing availability of the service on behalf of the first communications device while the first communications device is unavailable,
wherein the service is provided wirelessly by the first communications device to the second communications device when the first communications device and the second communications device are available to communicate with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,484,856

NORMALIZING INSUFFICIENT SIGNALS BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Banjo, Inc., Park City, ...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
system memory coupled to the processor and storing instructions configured to cause the processor to:
compute a single source probability value for the signal from plurality of signal characteristics of the signal that at least approximate a probability that the signal indicates an event occurring;
subsequent to computing the single source probability, determine the plurality of signal characteristics are insufficient to normalize the signal along at least one of: a time dimension, a location dimension, or a context dimension;
trigger a signal request requesting additional signals in view of the single source probability and in response to determining that the signal characteristics are insufficient; and
ingest an additional signal relevant to the signal; and
apply a transdimensionality transform to data in the signal to re-encode the data into normalized data having lower dimensionality, including deriving at least one of: the time dimension, the location dimension, or the context dimension from a combination of the signal characteristics and characteristics of the additional signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,855

PROCESS MODULE FOR INCREASING THE RESPONSE OF BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED PHOTOSENSITIVE IMAGERS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

SiOnyx, LLC, Beverly, MA...

1. A backside-illuminated photosensitive imager device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate having multiple doped regions forming a least one junction;
a textured region coupled to the semiconductor substrate and positioned to interact with electromagnetic radiation, wherein the textured region includes surface features sized and positioned to facilitate tuning to a preselected wavelength of light;
a dielectric region positioned between the textured region and the at least one junction, the dielectric region being positioned to isolate the at least one junction from the textured region, wherein the semiconductor substrate and the textured region are positioned such that incoming electromagnetic radiation passes through the semiconductor substrate before contacting the textured region; and
an electrical transfer element coupled to the semiconductor substrate and operable to transfer an electrical signal from the at least one junction.

US Pat. No. 10,484,853

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BLUETOOTH PAIRING WITH A GROUP OF BLUETOOTH DEVICES

BBPOS LIMITED, Tsuen Wan...

1. A method for pairing a first Bluetooth device with a plurality of Bluetooth devices comprising a second and a third Bluetooth device, the method comprising:configuring a second Bluetooth device to transmit a group Bluetooth address to the first Bluetooth device in response to the second Bluetooth device receiving a first device address from the first Bluetooth device,
wherein a link key is established based on said transmission;
configuring the second Bluetooth device to store the link key;
configuring a third Bluetooth device to transmit a group Bluetooth address to the first Bluetooth device in response to the third Bluetooth device receiving a first device address from the first Bluetooth device,
configuring the third Bluetooth device to establish a communications channel with the first Bluetooth device based on reception of said link key,
wherein said reception of the link key is based on recognition of the group Bluetooth address.

US Pat. No. 10,484,852

METHOD AND NB-IOT DEVICE FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK PHYSICAL CHANNEL ON TDD SPECIAL SUBFRAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink physical channel by a Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) device, the method comprising:determining whether to receive a signal of a downlink physical channel from an NB-IoT cell on a Downlink Pilot Time Slot (DwPTS) of a Time Division Duplex (TDD) special subframe; and
based on the determination, receiving a signal of a downlink physical channel on the TDD special subframe including the DwPTS,
wherein the determining is performed based on one or more of a size of the DwPTS and an operation mode of the NB-IoT cell,
wherein the operation mode includes one or more of stand-alone, in-band, and guard-band modes, and
wherein based on
(i) a signal of the downlink physical channel is received repeatedly on a plurality of subframes including the TDD special subframe, and
(ii) one or more REs within the TDD special subframe are available for a Narrowband reference signal (NRS):
the signal of the downlink physical channel is punctured on the corresponding RE.

US Pat. No. 10,484,851

COMMUNICATING INFORMATION BETWEEN APPLICATIONS EXECUTING ON A CLIENT DEVICE VIA AUTHENTICATION INFORMATION GENERATED BY AN APPLICATION

VenueNext, Inc., Santa C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an online system including a processor, a request for authentication information to access the online system from an application executing on a client device, the request identifying an additional application executing on the client device and a user of the application via a user identifier associated with the user by the application, the additional application different from the application;
generating the authentication information in response to the received request;
storing an association between the authentication information and the user identifier associated with the user by the application at the online system;
communicating the authentication information from the online system to the application executing on the client device;
receiving, at the online system, a request to verify the authentication information from the additional application executing on the client device, the request to verify the authentication information including an additional identifier associated with the user by the additional application; and
storing an association between the additional identifier associated with the user by the additional application and the user identifier associated with the user by the application at the online system in response to the online system verifying the authentication information from the additional application.

US Pat. No. 10,484,850

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING TRANSMISSION PARAMETERS BETWEEN VEHICLES

VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSC...

1. An apparatus for a vehicle-to-vehicle data communication of a transportation vehicle, the apparatus comprising:a first radio interface for a data communication of the transportation vehicle with a further transportation vehicle via a first data communication protocol and with a first transmission capacity;
a second radio interface for a data communication of the transportation vehicle with the further transportation vehicle via a second data communication protocol and with a second transmission capacity, wherein the second transmission capacity is higher than the first transmission capacity; and
a device configured to:
receive data messages indicating a status of other transportation vehicles in an environment of the transportation vehicle via the first radio interface via direct connection, wherein the data messages include pseudonym certificates of the vehicle-to-vehicle data communication, wherein the pseudonym certificates enable a temporary identification of the other transportation vehicles in the environment of the transportation vehicle, and
provide, via the first radio interface, transmission addressing parameters for data communication between the transportation vehicle and the further transportation vehicle temporarily identified by pseudonym certificate, wherein the transmission addressing parameters are for data communication via the second radio interface, wherein the device sets up a dedicated connection with the further transportation vehicle via the second radio interface for transmission of transportation vehicle sensor data, at the higher, second transmission capacity, wherein the dedicated connection is set up with a corresponding device of the further transportation vehicle based on the transmission addressing parameters provided via the first radio interface, and wherein the devices of the transportation vehicle and the further vehicle communicate over the dedicated connection at the higher, second transmission capacity over the second radio interface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,848

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR V2X SERVICES OVER WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORKS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a device for hosting vehicle to anything (V2X) communication, the device comprising:one or more processors to:
send a registration request to an intelligent transportation system (ITS) function, the registration request for requesting authorization for the device to host a V2X service in a cellular network;
receive a registration response from the ITS function, the registration response authorizing the device to host the V2X service in the cellular network; and
host the V2X service in the cellular network via the ITS function.

US Pat. No. 10,484,847

METHODS FOR PROVISIONING A WIRELESS BEACON

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a mobile device, a first user input to select a procedure to communicate with a beacon device in proximity to the mobile device, wherein a location on a floor of a facility of the beacon device is unknown;
if the selected procedure is a physical activation, the beacon device is activated based on a second user input provided to the beacon device, wherein a barcode is displayed on a visual display associated with the beacon device when the beacon device is activated;
if the selected procedure is a wireless communication:
measuring, by the mobile device, received beacon signal strengths to determine beacon devices a user has proximity to,
in response to a signal strength being above a predefined signal strength, transmitting, by the mobile device, a second wireless signal to beacon devices with the signal strength being above the predefined signal strength, wherein the second wireless signal comprises a request to display the barcode on the visual display associated with the beacon device;
scanning, by the mobile device, the barcode of the beacon device to determine an identification of the beacon device;
mapping, by the mobile device, the identification of the beacon device with a current location of the mobile device on a floor plan, wherein the current location of the mobile device is representative of the location of the beacon device in the floor plan; and
storing, by the mobile device, the mapping on the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,846

CLOUD-BASED DEVICE TWINNING

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving configuration data that links a first smart device to a second smart device, wherein the first smart device and the second smart device are associated with a common subscriber account;
based on the configuration data, facilitating a routing of communication data to the second smart device and the first smart device, wherein the communication data has been transmitted from a source device and is determined to be directed to the first smart device; and
in response to the routing of the communication data to the second smart device and the first smart device, presenting notification data indicative of a notification via the first smart device and the second smart device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,845

ELECTRONIC NOTEBOOK SYSTEM

1. A communication system, the communication system comprising:a processor device;
non-transitory computer readable medium that stores instructions configured to cause the processor device to perform operations comprising:
establishing an encrypted transmission over a wireless network between the communication system and a cloud system using a secure transfer mechanism;
authenticating a user using an authentication system, the authentication system configured to:
capture an image of the user using a camera,
extract features of the user from the image,
determine whether the extracted features correspond to features of an authorized user, and if so, identify the user as the authorized user; or
scan of a fingerprint of the user using a fingerprint scanner,
determine whether the fingerprint of the user using the communication system corresponds to an authorized user, and if so, identify the user as the authorized user;
wirelessly accessing, using the secure transfer mechanism, user medical data from a plurality of sources stored on the cloud system at least partly in response to authenticating that the user is the authorized user;
generating a user interface rendering at least a portion of the user medical data from the plurality of sources using a zoomable patient health timeline configured to be zoomed in response to a gesture made using two fingers, the zoomable patient health timeline comprising:
medical appointment entries,
medical diagnosis entries, and
treatment entries;
detecting a user selection of a first medical appointment on the generated zoomable patient health timeline;
in response to detecting the user selection of the first medical appointment on the generated zoomable patient health timeline, opening and displaying a corresponding calendar entry, including time, date, and location information;
in response to receiving a user zoom instruction on to the zoomable patient health timeline to select a first portion of the timeline, the user zoom instruction comprising a first gesture, causing the first portion of the zoomable patient health timeline to be displayed at a first resolution in a first region together with a display of the original zoomable patient health timeline at a second resolution displayed in a second region separate from the first region;
receiving new medical data;
utilizing the secure transfer mechanism to wirelessly synchronize the received new medical data with user medical data stored on the cloud system at partly in response to detecting a first event;
enabling the zoomable patient health timeline to be updated with the new medical data, wherein the new medical data is visually emphasized relative to other health timeline data for a first period of time;
storing a first calendar entry, including a second medical appointment timing, associated with a second medical appointment;
receiving one or more questions from the user as a voice input for the second medical appointment;
using a voice-to-text application hosted by the cloud system to convert the voice input from the user to text, the text comprising questions;
receiving, over the wireless network from the cloud system, the text comprising questions, corresponding to the voice input from the user;
populating one or more user interface fields in a first user interface using the text received from the cloud system;
providing an interface enabling the user to share the text received from the cloud system with a first recipient;
detecting an occurrence of the second medical appointment timing associated with the second medical appointment; and
at least partly in response to detecting the occurrence of the second medical appointment timing associated with the second medical appointment, displaying at least a portion of the text comprising questions received from the cloud system via a display.

US Pat. No. 10,484,842

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A communication system, comprising a mobile terminal and a wearable device wirelessly connected to each other;wherein the mobile terminal comprises:
a first communication module; and
an auxiliary module comprising an instant messaging unit and an information processing unit connected with the instant messaging unit and the first communication module respectively;
and wherein the wearable device comprises:
a second communication module;
an input module;
an output module; and
a control module respectively connected with the second communication module, the input module and the output module;
and wherein the instant messaging unit is configured to establish a connection with a plurality of instant messaging servers during initialization;
the instant messaging unit is further configured to receive an instant message provided by a target instant messaging server, obtain a first application identifier corresponding to the target instant messaging server according to types of the target instant messaging server, generate a receiving message according to the instant message and the first application identifier, and transmit the receiving message to the information processing unit; the instant message comprises a first message content and a first friend identifier; the receiving message comprises the first message content, the first application identifier and the first friend identifier; the target instant messaging server is any one of the plurality of instant messaging servers;
the information processing unit is configured to transmit the receiving message to the first communication module;
the first communication module is configured to transmit the receiving message to the second communication module;
the second communication module is configured to transmit the receiving message to the control module;
the control module is configured to transmit the receiving message to the output module; and
the output module is configured to output the receiving message;
when a user needs to send a message associated with a second message content, a second application identifier, and a second friend identifier from the wearable device to an instant messaging server corresponding to the second application identifier via the mobile terminal,
the wearable device is configured to receive a query information inputted by the user and transmit the query information to the mobile terminal, wherein the query information includes the second application identifier and the second friend identifier and/or the second message content inputted by the user;
the mobile terminal is configured to find out whether there is a friend corresponding to the second friend identifier from a friend list including in the application corresponding to the second application identifier, and if so, the mobile terminal is further configured to transmit a confirmation information to the wearable device to confirm that there is a friend corresponding to the second friend identifier;
if the transmitted query information includes the second application identifier and the second friend identifier, when the wearable device receives the confirmation information, the wearable device is configured to transmit the second message content inputted by the user to the mobile terminal; and
the mobile terminal is further configured to transmit the second message content and the second friend identifier to the instant messaging server, wherein the instant messaging server is configured to transmit the second message content to a friend corresponding to the second friend identifier;
if the transmitted query information includes the second application identifier, the second friend identifier, and the second message content inputted by the user, the mobile terminal is further configured to transmit the second message content and the second friend identifier to the instant messaging server, wherein the instant messaging server is configured to transmit the second message content to a friend corresponding to the second friend identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,840

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GROUPING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of grouping communications between mobile communication devices, the method comprising:receiving, at a mobile communication device, one or more facility identifiers, each of the one or more facility identifiers associated with a facility;
storing the one or more facility identifiers in a memory;
decoding, via an electronic processor, a group call having an initiation identifier;
comparing, via the electronic processor, the initiation identifier to the one or more facility identifiers; and
joining, via the electronic processor, the group call based on the comparison between the initiation identifier and the one or more facility identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,484,839

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:processing circuitry configured to
group users in a 3D beamforming space of a current cell into a plurality of space user groups;
determine group configuration information of the users in the 3D beamforming space of the current cell; and
notify a neighbor cell of the group configuration information of the users in the 3D beamforming space of the current cell to assist inter-cell interference coordination, the group configuration information including information regarding whether the users are grouped statically or dynamically, the information regarding whether the users are grouped statically or dynamically indicating whether the users are grouped based on a fixed rule that does not change depending on time or an unfixed rule that changes depending on time, wherein
the current cell is configured with an antenna array comprising a plurality of physical antennae to achieve 3D beamforming, and
the fixed rule is based on a predetermined space area range, and the unfixed rule is based on a current traffic requirement.

US Pat. No. 10,484,835

PUBLISHING MESSAGES BASED ON GEOGRAPHIC AREA

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for publishing messages within a geographic area, the method comprising;receiving a location from each of a plurality of user devices;
creating a geo-hash tree based on the location of each of a plurality of user devices;
receiving a message with the geographic area, wherein the geographic area is non-rectangular;
computing a geo-hash grid for a region that includes the geographic area, wherein the region includes an entirety of the geographic area and one or more areas that are not within the geographic area;
identifying one or more nodes of the geo-hash tree that correspond to the geo-hash grid as candidate nodes;
performing a point in a polygon algorithm for each of the candidate nodes to determine whether each of the one or more of the plurality of user devices associated with the candidate nodes are located inside or outside a boundary of the geographic area; and
transmitting the message to one or more of the plurality of user devices associated with the candidate nodes that are determined to be located inside the geographic area.

US Pat. No. 10,484,834

CARD LOCATING TOOL

Bank of America Corporati...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store a list of identifiers; and
a hardware processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the hardware processor configured to:
receive a notification from a card user, the notification indicating that the card user is missing a card comprising a transmitter configured to broadcast a transmission comprising a card identifier;
add the card identifier to the list of identifiers;
receive a first message from a first mobile device that received the transmission, the first message comprising the card identifier from the transmission and a first location of the first mobile device;
receive a second message from a second mobile device that received the transmission, the second message comprising the card identifier from the transmission and a second location of the second mobile device;
in response to receiving the first message and the second message:
determine that the list of identifiers contains the card identifier;
determine, based on the first location and the second location, a location of the card; and
send the location of the card to a third mobile device of the card user.

US Pat. No. 10,484,833

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING AND USING ULTRA WIDEBAND LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANS)

CLAIRVOYANT NETWORKS, LLC...

1. A system for locating ultra-wide-band (UWB) devices, the system comprising:a plurality of UWB local area networks (LANs), including at least a first UWB LAN and a second UWB LAN, each UWB LAN comprising:
a plurality of anchors configured for performing UWB ranging; and
a LAN master anchor surrounded by at least some of the plurality of anchors, wherein the LAN master anchor is configured for transmitting a UWB beacon to identify the UWB LAN to one or more candidate tags to join the UWB LAN; and
a tag securable to an object for tracking, wherein the tag is configured for:
receiving a first UWB beacon from a first LAN master of the first UWB LAN;
receiving a second UWB beacon from a second LAN master of the second UWB LAN; and
determining to associate with the first UWB LAN based on the first UWB beacon and the second UWB beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,484,830

INDOOR POSITIONING SYSTEM FOR FIREMAN

1. An indoor positioning system for fireman, including:a wireless tag reading device, worn or carried by a fireman, said wireless tag reading device has a data output unit and an operation interface, said data output unit is selected from a group consisting of a display, a speaker, or a combination thereof, and said operation interface is selected from a group consisting of a button unit, a touch control unit, or a combination thereof; and
a plurality of wireless tags, disposed in a plurality of positioning points defined in an indoor space and each said wireless tag having a memory for storing a location data, wherein each said location data is corresponding to one of said plurality of positioning points;
wherein, when in use, said wireless tag reading device is coupled with at least one of said plurality of wireless tags within a sensing range via a wireless means, so that at least one said location data corresponding to at least one said positioning point defined in said indoor space is obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,484,829

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING MAPS CORRESPONDING TO PHYSICAL SPACES, DEVICES, AND/OR USERS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer system configured to generate a map based on nodes of a hierarchical graph that stores and provides access to sensor data from devices within a physical space, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable storage media having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to cause the computer system to perform at least the following:
access a hierarchical graph that defines a topology of a physical space and comprises a plurality of nodes, the plurality of nodes of the hierarchical graph comprising a top node for the physical space and a plurality of other nodes coupled, through zero or more intermediate nodes, to the top node of the physical space, one or more of the plurality of nodes comprising an area node or a sub-area node, each area node and sub-area node representing an area or sub-area within the physical space, one or more of the plurality of nodes also comprising a device node, each device node representing a device located within the physical space, each device being configured to provide data or receive control signals, one or more of the plurality of nodes also comprising a user node that represents a user associated with an area or a device within the physical space; and
for a particular node of the plurality of nodes,
generate map data corresponding to the particular node, the generated map data being associated with generating at least a portion of a map corresponding to the particular node; and
store the generated map data corresponding to the particular node within the hierarchical graph such that the stored generated map data can be used to generate the portion of the map corresponding to the particular node.

US Pat. No. 10,484,825

SAFE DRIVING MONITORING SYSTEM

Octo Advisory Inc., Newt...

1. A method of detecting distracted driving, comprising:associating a mobile device with a vehicle driver;
detecting suspect activity associated with the vehicle driver based at least in part on mobile device movement data;
generating a suspect activity record comprising the mobile device movement data associated with the detected suspect activity; and
providing the suspect activity record and an identifier of the vehicle driver to a repository.

US Pat. No. 10,484,822

MICRO POINT COLLECTION MECHANISM FOR SMART ADDRESSING

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method for micro point address detection in response to an audio trigger, the method further comprising:receiving audio data at a mobile device;
receiving location data for the mobile device;
performing, using a processor, a comparison the audio data to at least one predetermined audio sample;
identifying a doorbell in response to the comparison; and
associating the location data with a grid location identifier in response to the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,484,821

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REQUESTING AN UPDATED USER LOCATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:communicating, to a first computing device, a request of a second computing device for a current geographic location of the first computing device, wherein communicating the request comprises communicating the request in response to data indicating a user of the second computing device has requested that a user of the first computing device check in via a social network comprising the user of the second computing device and the user of the first computing device;
receiving, from the first computing device, data indicating the current geographic location of the first computing device;
generating, based on the data and for display by the second computing device, an interactive map comprising:
a representation of a current geographic location of the second computing device, and
a representation of the current geographic location of the first computing device;
providing, to the first computing device, selectable supplemental details about the current geographic location of the first computing device retrieved automatically via an internet search; and
responsive to data indicating a user of the first computing device has selected at least a portion of the selectable supplemental details, communicating, to the second computing device, data indicating the at least a portion of the selectable supplemental details.

US Pat. No. 10,484,820

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTAINER NODE-BASED ENHANCED MANAGEMENT OF A MULTI-LEVEL WIRELESS NODE NETWORK

FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES,...

1. An enhanced logistics system for managing a multi-level wireless node network involving a plurality of packages, the system comprising:a server disposed at a top level of the multi-level wireless node network, the server maintaining information on additional node elements of the multi-level wireless node network;
a facility master node disposed at a second level of the multi-level wireless node network, the facility master node being in operative communication with the server, the facility master node being associated with a facility that is capable of at least temporarily maintaining the plurality of packages;
a container node disposed at a third level of the multi-level wireless node network, the container node being part of a logistics container that currently maintains the plurality of packages, the container node further comprising a long range communication interface providing access to a long range communication path and a short range communication interface providing access to a short range communication path distinct from the long range communication path, wherein the container node is in operative communication with the facility master node over the long range communication path using the long range communication interface; and
a plurality of package ID nodes disposed at a fourth level of the multi-level wireless node network, wherein each of the plurality of package ID nodes are respectively associated with one of the plurality of packages currently maintained with the logistics container and in operative communication with the container node over the short range communication path via the short range communication interface; and
wherein as the container node enters the facility associated with the facility master node, the container node offloads management responsibility for each of the package ID nodes from the facility master node when
(a) the container node uses the short range communication interface to control each of the package ID nodes without direct communication between the package ID node and the facility master node, and
(b) the container node uses the long range communication interface to transmit relevant node information to the facility master node, the relevant node information comprising information about at least one of the packages and is gathered by the container node from at least one of the package ID nodes, and wherein the relevant node information reflects status information to be forwarded as an update by the facility master node to the server.

US Pat. No. 10,484,819

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESS POINT LOCATION TOKEN

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus to locate a mobile device in an environment, comprising:a first module to receive a plurality of maps and a plurality of map tokens, each map token associated with a respective one and only one of the received plurality of maps, the first module configured to receive location information from a first access point (AP), the location information including a first AP location token; and
a second module to match the first AP location token with at least one of the plurality of map tokens to identify a map associated with the first AP and to locate the first AP with respect to the identified map;
wherein the first AP location token further comprises a unique pseudo random number seeded in a Media Access Control (MAC) address of the AP and wherein the first AP location token is the same for both the map and the associated AP.

US Pat. No. 10,484,818

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING LOCATION INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTERED USER BASED ON FACIAL RECOGNITION

1. A system for providing location information of registered users in a venue using image processing, comprising:a plurality of image capture devices, wherein each of the plurality of image capture devices is aimed at one of a plurality of locations in a venue to capture an image of the location;
one or more processors; and
memory in data communication with each of the one or more processors and that stores instructions that, when read by the one or more processors, direct the one or more processors to:
receive a plurality of captured images from the plurality of image capture devices, wherein each of the plurality of captured images is captured at one of the plurality of locations and is captured by one of the plurality of image capture devices;
perform processing to identify visual identifiers saved in a register record to determine each registered user identified in each of the plurality of captured images;
associate each registered user identified in each of the plurality of captured images with the location of the image in which each registered user is identified;
store the location of each of the registered users in location information of a data record maintained for each of the registered users;
receive a request for the location information of a particular registered user;
provide the location information in the data record of the particular registered user to satisfy the request;
determine a crowd size for a particular location based on the plurality of images;
compare the crowd size of the particular location to a threshold for crowd capacity of the particular location;
generate a notification of crowd size for the particular location; and
transmit the notification to a set of registered users interested in the particular location.

US Pat. No. 10,484,816

INFORMATION TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information terminal comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire, using a plurality of function libraries, identification data unique to each of a plurality of positioning devices, the identification data being acquired from sound waves that are output, respectively, from the plurality of positioning devices, the plurality of function libraries configured to acquire the identification data in different schemes from each other;
acquire site information of a corresponding site being one of a plurality of sites in each of which at least one positioning device is placed, from an information processing apparatus that manages, for each site, the site information that includes specifying information for specifying one function library of the plurality of function libraries capable of executing predetermined processing on the corresponding site corresponding to a position of the information terminal; and
cause the function library specified by the specifying information to execute the predetermined processing.

US Pat. No. 10,484,814

DIRECTION FINDING AND FTM POSITIONING IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method comprising:(a) receiving a plurality of direction finding (DF) sounding signals transmitted from a first wireless device via multiple antenna by a second wireless device in a wireless local area network (WLAN);
(b) estimating an angle of departure (AoD), which is an azimuth angle of the first wireless device from the second wireless device, based on the plurality of DF sounding signals;
(c) determining a location of the second wireless device based on the estimated AoD;
(d) when a radial resolution error of the AoD estimation is larger than a threshold, performing a fine-timing measurement (FTM) procedure with the first wireless device to determine a radial distance between the second wireless device and the first wireless device through transmitting an FTM request to the first wireless device by the second wireless device; and
(e) updating the location of the second wireless device based on both the estimated AoD and the radial distance determined by the FTM procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,484,813

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF PERSONALIZED AUDIO

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A device for use in a system including a plurality of speakers, the device comprising:a memory configured to store a software application; and
a processor configured to execute the software application to:
transmit one or more audio calibration signals to the plurality of speakers for emission of sounds by the plurality of speakers in an environment;
receive information relating to a detection of the sounds emitted by the plurality of speakers;
analyze the information to determine positions of the plurality of speakers in the environment;
detect a position of a user in the environment;
track the position of the user while delivering an audio signal to the user; and
adjust the delivery of the audio signal to the user via the plurality of speakers based on the tracked position of the user and the positions of the plurality of speakers.

US Pat. No. 10,484,809

CLOSED-LOOP ADAPTATION OF 3D SOUND

EVA Automation, Inc., Me...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an interface circuit configured to communicate with a second electronic device, wherein the electronic device is configured to:
acquire first information about an environment;
determine, based at least in part on the first information, a location of at least an individual relative to location of the second electronic device;
calculate, based at least in part on the determined location and a predefined acoustic response of the second electronic device, an acoustic radiation pattern of the second electronic device, wherein the acoustic radiation pattern has a beam with a principal direction corresponding to the determined location, wherein the acoustic radiation pattern, at least in part, limits sound distortion of the second electronic device when the second electronic device outputs audio content using the acoustic radiation pattern, and wherein the predefined acoustic response comprises a transfer function that specifies nonlinear sound distortion or response in output sound at one or more frequencies or one or more bands of frequencies as a function of drive amplitude; and
provide, from the interface circuit, the audio content and second information specifying the acoustic radiation pattern for the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,806

MANAGING AUDIO OUTPUT THROUGH AN INTERMEDIARY

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for wirelessly connecting an audio output device to an audio controller, the method comprising:sending, by a wireless network interface, a request for communication configuration information to accessible wireless access points;
receiving, by the wireless network interface, communication configuration information from a wireless audio controller, the communication configuration information for use in subsequent wireless communication with the wireless audio controller;
sending an advertisement signal advertising availability of the audio output device to wirelessly pair with audio source devices;
accepting a pairing request from the wireless audio controller based at least in part on received controller pairing information;
receiving, by the wireless network interface, a signal from the wireless audio controller, the signal prompting the audio output device to stop sending advertisement signals; and
locking the audio output device to the wireless audio controller based at least in part on the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,805

INTRAORAL APPLIANCE FOR SOUND TRANSMISSION VIA BONE CONDUCTION

SoundMed, LLC, Mountain ...

1. An intraoral appliance for sound transmission comprising an intra-oral bone conduction sound transmission device securable to one or more teeth without requiring modification of the one or more teeth,wherein the intra-oral bone conduction sound transmission device comprises a movable mass securable to the one or more teeth with a spring, and
wherein the spring is configured to provide a clamping force that acts on a lingual side and buccal side of one or more of the one or more teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,484,803

HEARING INSTRUMENT WITH AN AUTHENTICATION PROTOCOL

1. A hearing instrument comprising:a radio for reception of a broadcasted signal having a message, at least a part of the message has been encrypted with a first key, wherein the first key has been encrypted with a second key to result in an encrypted first key, and wherein the at least a part of the message that has been encrypted with the first key comprises information to be conveyed to a user of the hearing instrument;
an authenticator configured for authentication of the message by
decrypting the encrypted first key with a third key, and
decrypting the at least a part of the message with the first key; and
a processing unit for converting the message into an acoustic signal for transmission towards an eardrum of the user of the hearing instrument;
wherein the second key has a value that is different from a value of the third key;
wherein the hearing instrument is configured for worn by the user; and
wherein the message comprises (1) a first payload broadcasted with the encrypted first key, and (2) a second payload broadcasted without the encrypted first key.

US Pat. No. 10,484,802

HEARING AID FOR PEOPLE HAVING ASYMMETRIC HEARING LOSS

Domestic Legacy Limited P...

1. A hearing aid apparatus for use with a patient having a first ear and a first body side on which the first ear is disposed, and a second ear and a second body side on which the second ear is disposed, wherein the first has a hearing loss sufficiently profound that a normal approximately symmetric hearing condition is incapable of being substantially restored with an amplification adjusted hearing aid, the hearing aid apparatus being configured for enabling the patient to hear sounds that original from a plurality of directions, the hearing aid apparatus comprising:a first hearing aid member placeable on a patient's body on the same side of the patient's body as the first ear, the first hearing aid member including a first transducer for receiving sounds that would be received by the patient's first ear and converting those received sounds into first transmittable electrical signals,
a second hearing aid member placeable on the patient's second body side, the second hearing aid member including a second transducer for receiving sounds that would be received by the patient's second ear, and converting the received sounds into second electrical signals, a receiver for receiving the first transmittable electrical signals, and a first signal processor for processing the second electrical signals and first transmittable electrical signals into signals configured for being received by the patient's second ear for facilitating the hearing of sounds that would be received by both of the patient's first and second ears, wherein the only hearable sound signals received by the patient's ear are generated through the second hearing aid member, and further comprising a signal alteration processor for altering one of the first transmittable electrical signal and second electrical signal so that the patient can hear differences between sounds received by the first hearing aid member and sounds received by the second hearing aid member to permit the patient to distinguish between sounds received by the first hearing aid member and sounds received by the second hearing aid member to aid the patient, in achieving a sense of the direction of origin of the sounds being output into the second ear.

US Pat. No. 10,484,801

CONFIGURATION OF HEARING PROSTHESIS SOUND PROCESSOR BASED ON VISUAL INTERACTION WITH EXTERNAL DEVICE

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A method comprising:receiving into a hearing prosthesis, from an external device associated with a recipient of the hearing prosthesis, a control signal indicating that the recipient is looking at an output of the external device; and
responsive to receipt of the control signal, the hearing prosthesis automatically configuring a sound processor of the hearing prosthesis in a manner based at least in part on the control signal indicating that the recipient is looking at the output of the external device, wherein
the external device is outputting visual content,
the control signal indicates at least one characteristic of the visual content being output by the external device, and wherein automatically configuring the sound processor of the hearing prosthesis is further based at least in part on the control signal indicating the at least one characteristic of the visual content being output by the external device, and
the at least one characteristic of the visual content comprises the visual content being text-based content, and wherein automatically configuring the sound processor of the hearing prosthesis based at least in part on the control signal indicating the at least one characteristic of the visual content being output by the external device comprises at least one function that is at least one of:
based at least in part on the control signal indicating that the visual content is text-based, automatically configuring the sound processor to reduce gain of the sound processor;
based at least in part on the control signal indicating that the visual content is text-based, automatically reducing a stimulation rate of the sound processor; or
based at least in part on the control signal indicating that the visual content is text-based, automatically increasing a noise reduction level of the sound processor.

US Pat. No. 10,484,800

CONFIGURABLE HEARING AID COMPRISING A BEAMFORMER FILTERING UNIT AND A GAIN UNIT

1. A hearing aid comprisinga forward path comprising
a multitude of input units for providing a multitude of electric input signals INi, i=1, . . . , M, representative of sound,
a multi input beam former filtering unit for providing a beam formed signal YBF from said multitude of electric input signals,
a gain unit for applying a hearing aid gain GHA to said beam formed signal YBF, and providing a processed signal, and
an output unit for providing stimuli perceivable by a user as sound based on said processed signal or a signal derived therefrom,
the hearing aid further comprising
a gain control unit for limiting said hearing aid gain GHA to a modified full-on gain value G?FOG, wherein
the multi input beam former filtering unit is configured to apply a current frequency dependent directional gain GDIR,i, to each of said multitude of electric input signals INi, and wherein the gain control unit is configured to determine the modified full-on gain value G?FOG in dependence of said current directional gains GDIR,i, i=1, . . . , M, and a previously determined full-on gain value GFOG,
the gain control unit comprises a configurable smoothing unit configured to determine a smoothed value of the maximum value GDIR,max of the current directional gains, and to use the smoothed value in the determination of the modified full-on gain value G?FOG, e.g. G?FOG=GFOG?, and
the gain control unit is configured to control a release time and/or an attack time of the smoothing unit in dependence of a current full on gain margin ?GFOGm, ?GFOGm being a difference between the previously determined full-on gain value GFOG and the sum of the current hearing aid gain GHA and the maximum value GDIR,max of the current directional gains ?GFOGm =GFOG?(GHA+GDIR,max).

US Pat. No. 10,484,796

SPEAKER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SPEAKER DEVICE

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

1. A speaker device comprising:a substrate having a uniform thickness;
a vibrator arranged on one face of the substrate, the vibrator comprising a base material layer, a first electrode layer, a piezoelectric element layer, and a second electrode layer, each of which has a uniform thickness, and which are layered in an order mentioned; and
a resonator that resonates with the vibration of the vibrator and makes the sound wave outputted in the thickness direction of the substrate closer to a plane parallel to the substrate,
wherein a hole through which a sound wave is outputted in a thickness direction of the substrate is provided on another face of the substrate at a position corresponding to the vibrator, the sound wave being generated by vibration of the vibrator to which a voltage signal is applied via the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer,
wherein an attachment portion is provided at a center of the hole, the resonator being attached to the attachment portion,
wherein scallops made of an indentation and a projection alternating in the thickness direction of the substrate are formed on an inner circumferential wall of the hole, and
wherein scallops facing the scallops formed on the inner circumferential wall of the hole are formed on an outer circumferential wall of the attachment portion.

US Pat. No. 10,484,795

SPEAKER TERMINALS

Harman International Indu...

1. A speaker basket for a loudspeaker assembly having a driver diaphragm assembly that includes a set of tinsel wires and a voice coil, a total weight of the loudspeaker assembly includes air load, the speaker basket comprising:a basket having a center opening therein and a connector element integrated into the basket on a single side of the basket; and
a set of conductive terminals molded into the connector element, the set of conductive terminals are coupled between the center opening and the connector element, each of the conductive terminals in the set of conductive terminals are adjacent to each other within the connector and positioned on the single side of the basket, a ratio of 0.04 or less is maintained for a maximum weight of the set of tinsel wires divided by the total weight of the loudspeaker assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,484,794

LOUDSPEAKER DIAPHRAGM, LOUDSPEAKER, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR LOUDSPEAKER DIAPHRAGM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A loudspeaker diaphragm comprising:resin, the resin including:
hollow glass member particles;
a reinforcing material; and
a compatibilizing agent that improves compatibility between the resin and the hollow glass member particles, wherein
the reinforcing material is one or more materials selected from the group consisting of mica, carbon fiber, cellulose, and glass fiber,
the compatibilizing agent is a resin modified with maleic acid anhydride,
a thickness of each of the hollow glass member particles is greater than or equal to 0.6 ?m and less than or equal to 3 ?m, and
a content of the hollow glass member particles contained in the resin is greater than or equal to 5 weight % and less than or equal to 40 weight %.

US Pat. No. 10,484,790

SPEAKER DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A speaker device for a vehicle, comprising:a speaker unit; and
an acoustic reflector unit provided on an upper portion of the speaker unit,
wherein the acoustic reflector unit includes a plurality of acoustic reflectors having different curvatures, and acoustic reflectors of the plurality of acoustic reflectors are provided to be stacked on one another, and
wherein the acoustic reflector unit includes a rotation unit configured to rotate the plurality of acoustic reflectors.

US Pat. No. 10,484,789

MICRO-SPEAKER HAVING AN AIR ADSORBENT

EM-TECH. CO., Ltd., Busa...

1. A micro-speaker, comprising:an enclosure;
a speaker unit accommodated in the enclosure;
a resonance space defined between the enclosure and the speaker unit; and
an air adsorbent provided in the resonance space,
wherein the air adsorbent is zeolite having at least 40% of channels with a size of 0.4 nm to 0.6 nm,
wherein the zeolite is provided in the form of granules with a grain size of 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,484,788

ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER WITH PASSIVE DIAPHRAGM SPATIALLY INTEGRATED WITH ACTIVE DIAPHRAGM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An acoustic transducer, comprising:a chassis;
an active diaphragm electromechanically coupled to an electric drive element and suspended from the chassis such that the active diaphragm can reciprocate along an axis of excursion;
a passive diaphragm suspended from the chassis independently of the active diaphragm such that the passive diaphragm is configured to acoustically couple with pressure changes induced by excursions of the active diaphragm; and
an inner suspension member and an outer suspension member;
wherein the active diaphragm defines an outer perimeter and an inner perimeter, and the passive diaphragm defines an outer perimeter, wherein a projection of at least a portion of the outer perimeter of the passive diaphragm on a plane oriented orthogonally relative to the axis of excursion coincides with or is positioned within at least a region of a projection of the outer perimeter of the active diaphragm on the plane, wherein the inner suspension member couples the inner perimeter of the active diaphragm with the chassis and the outer suspension member couples the outer perimeter of the active diaphragm with the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,484,785

SPEAKER BAFFLE

IMAX Corporation, Missis...

1. A loudspeaker cabinet comprising:a plurality of side walls defining a side wall perimeter, the plurality of side walls comprising a first side wall and a second side wall;
a front wall mounted to the first side wall along a first side wall edge and the second side wall along a second side wall edge, the first side wall edge being a vertical edge, and the second side wall edge being a horizontal edge, the front wall having a front surface; and
an extended area extending outwardly with respect to the first side wall edge and the second side wall edge, the extended area being substantially coplanar with the front surface;
wherein the front surface with comprises at least two speakers mounted along a vertical center axis of the cabinet such that each speaker is positioned within the side wall perimeter with a first distance in a first direction between a center of the corresponding speaker and the first side wall edge,
wherein a portion of the extended area comprises at least one profile feature in the first direction, the front surface and the at least one profile feature forming a continuous surface, the at least one profile feature having a length based on the first distance enabling the portion of the extended area to provide a gradual transition to open free space to create a gradual air load transition on sound waves produced by the at least two speakers.

US Pat. No. 10,484,784

SOUND PRODUCING APPARATUS

xMEMS Labs, Inc., Los Al...

1. A sound producing apparatus, comprising:a driving circuit, configured to generate a driving signal according to an audio input signal; and
a sound producing device, comprising a membrane and an electrode attached to the membrane;
wherein the electrode produces a driving force applied on the membrane according to the driving signal, such that the sound producing device produces a plurality of air pulses at an air pulse rate, the air pulse rate is higher than a maximum human audible frequency, and the driving force is proportional to the driving signal;
wherein the plurality of air pulses produces a non-zero offset in terms of sound pressure level, and the non-zero offset is a deviation from a zero sound pressure level.

US Pat. No. 10,484,783

EARBUDS WITH COMPLIANT MEMBER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An earbud, comprising:an earbud housing defining an audio exit opening;
a speaker disposed within the earbud housing and oriented so that audio emitted by the speaker exits the earbud housing through the audio exit opening; and
a compliant member configured to anchor the earbud to a user's ear and having first and second ends coupled to the earbud housing at first and second anchoring locations, respectively, the compliant member comprising a loop of flexible material having first and second portions and a reinforcing member disposed within the first portion of the loop of flexible material such that the first portion of the loop has a higher rigidity than the second portion of the loop.

US Pat. No. 10,484,782

AUDIO DEVICE WITH PRE-ADAPTATION

Bose Corporation, Framin...

19. An audio device, comprising:at least one microphone adapted to receive sound from a sound field and create an output; and
a processing system that is responsive to the output of the at least one microphone and is configured to:
use a signal processing algorithm to detect speech in the output;
detect a predefined trigger event indicating a possible change in the sound field, wherein detecting a trigger event comprises monitoring spatial energy changes; and
modify the signal processing algorithm upon the detection of the predefined trigger event.

US Pat. No. 10,484,780

AUDIO OUTPUT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AUDIO OUTPUT APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An audio output device comprising:a communication circuit to communicate with an external electronic device;
a speaker;
an acceleration sensor;
a proximity sensor; and
a controller electrically coupled with the communication circuit, the speaker, the acceleration sensor, and the proximity sensor, wherein the controller is configured to:
obtain acceleration data using the acceleration sensor;
detect a proximity of an external object with respect to the audio output device using the proximity sensor, based at least in part on a determination that the obtained acceleration data satisfies a specified acceleration condition;
establish a wireless connection between the audio output device and the external electronic device using the communication circuit, based at least in part on a determination that the proximity satisfies a specified proximity condition;
receive audio data from the external electronic device via the wireless connection; and
output a sound via the speaker based at least in part on the audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,778

HEADSET

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A headset comprising:a housing at a first end of a headband;
an ear pad attached to the housing;
a boom main body attached to the housing on a side opposite to the ear pad;
an arm portion in the boom main body and protruding to a side opposite to the first end of the headband with the housing interposed between the headband and the arm portion;
a first microphone at a protruding tip of the arm portion; and
a second microphone on the arm portion, the second microphone being disposed on a substantially straight line passing through a mouth of a user and the first microphone and on a side of the arm portion opposite to the mouth of the user with the first microphone interposed between the mouth and the second microphone;
wherein the first microphone is disposed only on an arm inner surface at a mouth side of the arm portion, and the second microphone is disposed only on an arm outer surface of the arm portion at a side opposite to the arm inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,773

SPEAKER BEARING ARRAY SOUND-CONDUCTING STRUCTURE AND HEADPHONE USING SAME

BAMDAS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED...

1. A speaker bearing array sound-conducting structure, disposed in a headphone, wherein the speaker bearing array sound-conducting structure comprises:a plurality of speaker units, disposed in a front cavity of the headphone;
a bearing, disposed in a center of the plurality of speaker units, such that the plurality of speaker units are uniformly distributed around the bearing centered about the bearing on the same layer, so as to generate a middle channel that produces sound;
a sound output opening, disposed in the front cavity, so as to fix the plurality of speaker units, and to concentrate the sound in the bearing and then conduct the sound outward; and
a baffle, disposed behind the bearing, so as to control a conducting direction of the sound.

US Pat. No. 10,484,772

HIDDEN REAR CAVITY VENT

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

1. A headset comprising a first ear cup connected by a headband to a second ear cup, the first ear cup comprising:a driver plate acoustic assembly comprising a vent, the driver plate acoustic assembly spanning the entire first ear cup;
a front volume and a rear volume separated by the driver plate acoustic assembly;
an ear cushion at least partially enclosing the front volume;
an ear cup cover enclosing the rear volume;
an electroacoustic transducer coupled to the driver plate assembly via a cover, wherein the cover encloses a rear cavity of the electroacoustic transducer; and
a port acoustically coupling the rear cavity of the electroacoustic transducer to the rear volume, wherein
the vent provides a path for air to flow from the rear volume to outside of the headset, the path extending from the vent through a gap between the ear cup cover and the ear cushion.

US Pat. No. 10,484,770

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TRANSVERSE PLANAR MICROPHONE ARRAYS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A voice-activated display device comprising:a plastic frame component comprising a first portion and a second portion extending substantially perpendicularly from the first portion, wherein the first portion comprises a front surface and a rear surface, and the second portion comprises an upper surface and a lower surface;
a set of buttons positioned at the second portion of the plastic frame component, wherein the set of buttons are accessible through the upper surface;
a first set of microphone holes extending through the second portion;
a first microphone board adhered to the lower surface of the second portion, the first microphone board comprising a first microphone array having microphones aligned with the first set of microphone holes, wherein the first microphone board supports the set of buttons;
a display assembly coupled to the front surface of the first portion, the display assembly comprising a cover glass laminated to a display component;
a second set of microphone holes extending through the display assembly and the plastic frame component;
a second microphone board adhered to the rear surface of the first portion, the second microphone board comprising a second microphone array having microphones aligned with the second set of microphone holes, wherein the second microphone board is positioned at a first plane that is substantially parallel to a second plane at which the display assembly is positioned;
a third set of microphone holes extending through the display assembly and the plastic frame component; and
a third microphone board adhered to the rear surface of the first portion adjacent to the second microphone board, the third microphone board comprising a third microphone array having microphones aligned with the third set of microphone holes, wherein the third microphone board is positioned at the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,484,769

SPEAKER BOX

AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd...

1. A speaker box, comprising a housing having an accommodation space, an acoustic device accommodated in the accommodation space, and a first air-permeable separation component, wherein the acoustic device separates the accommodation space into a front cavity and a rear cavity, the first air-permeable separation component is fixed inside the housing and separates the rear cavity into a first rear cavity and a second rear cavity in air communication with each other, the acoustic device is located in the first rear cavity, the second rear cavity is filled with acoustic absorption particles, the speaker box further comprises a second air-permeable separation component fixed inside the housing, the second air-permeable separation component separates the second rear cavity into at least two rear sub-cavities in air communication with each other, and types of the acoustic absorption particles filled in two rear sub-cavities are not completely the same.

US Pat. No. 10,484,767

LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM WITH MULTI-COMPONENT GRILL ASSEMBLY

JL Audio, Inc., Miramar,...

1. A loudspeaker system, comprising:a frame formed with a seat having a number of first seat bores and a number of second seat bores;
a first loudspeaker mounted to said frame;
a speaker mount having spaced mounting arms each being formed with a first arm bore and a second arm bore, said speaker mount being positioned to overlie said seat so that each one of said first arm bores aligns with one of said first seat bores and each one of said second arm bores aligns with one of said second seat bores;
a second loudspeaker mounted to said speaker mount;
a grill tray having a number of mounting tabs each formed with a first tab bore and a second tab bore, said grill tray being positioned to overlie said speaker mount and said seat such that at least some of said first and second tab bores align with respective first and second arm bores in said speaker mount and such that each one of said first and second tab bores aligns with respective first and second seat bores in said seat;
a number of first fasteners inserted into said second seat bores in said seat and aligning second arm bores in said speaker mount to connect said speaker mount to said seat, a number of first fasteners inserted into said second seat bores in said seat and aligning second tab bores in said grill tray to connect said grill tray to said seat;
a grill including a number of spaced spokes each having an end formed with a socket bore, said grill being positioned to overlie said grill tray such that each of said socket bores aligns with one of said first tab bores in said grill tray and one of said first seat bores in said seat, at least some of said socket bores aligning with each one of said first arm bores in said speaker mount;
a number of second fasteners inserted through one of said aligning socket bores, first tab bores, first arm bores and first seat bores, said second fasteners being adapted to mount said loudspeaker system to a speaker enclosure or within an interior of a baffle;
said speaker mount, said grill tray and said grill forming a stacked construction wherein each one is releasably mounted to said frame in overlying relationship with one another and may be individually removed from said frame for separate customization or replacement.

US Pat. No. 10,484,765

DIGITAL LOUDSPEAKER

UNIVERSITE DU MAINE, Le ...

1. Method for reproducing an audible acoustic signal from a digital signal, the digital signal being formed of successive bit sequences each comprising bits representative of the amplitude of the audible acoustic signal at a time sample, the bits of each bit sequence including at least one quantification bit, the method comprising:providing a plurality of transducers configured to emit acoustic signals that are wave trains having each a duration lower or equal to the duration of one time sample and comprising at least one oscillation per time sample,
successively, for each bit sequence, having the or each quantification bit associated to at least one of the transducers and independently govern, depending on a value and a rank of the bit, at least two different amplitudes of the acoustic signals emitted by the transducer or each of the transducers associated to the quantification bit, in a manner so as to obtain a carrier wave of the audible acoustic signal that is modulated in at least two different amplitudes according to the digital signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,760

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMMUNICATION FROM WAVEGUIDE CONFINEMENT

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A system of a machine, the system comprising:a network of a plurality of sensing/control/identification devices distributed throughout the machine, each of the sensing/control/identification devices associated with at least one sub-system component of the machine and operable to communicate through a plurality of electromagnetic signals;
shielding surrounding at least one of the sensing/control/identification devices to contain the electromagnetic signals proximate to the at least one sub-system component; and
a waveguide operable to route a portion of the electromagnetic signals through a waveguide transmitter interface and a waveguide transition interface to the at least one of the sensing/control/identification devices.

US Pat. No. 10,484,757

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GRAPHICAL DATA PRESENTATION DURING A SPORTING EVENT BROADCAST

SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A system for graphical data presentation during a sporting event broadcast, comprising:a server platform constructed and configured for network communication with at least one input device and at least one display device;
wherein the at least one input device is operable to collect and transmit input data with time codes related to a sporting event to the server platform in real time or near real time;
wherein the server platform comprises at least one rules engine, wherein the at least one rules engine is operable to generate a framework of the sporting event with usage chart methodology based on the time codes of the input data, types of the input data, rules of the sporting event, a context of the sporting event, a production sequencing of the sporting event, and a type of the at least one display device;
wherein the server platform is operable to process the input data based on the framework of the sporting event, thereby creating processed data;
wherein the server platform is operable to customize and integrate a graphical presentation of the processed data with a video presentation of the sporting event based on the framework of the sporting event; and
wherein the at least one display device is operable to display the graphical presentation of the processed data with the video presentation of the sporting event.

US Pat. No. 10,484,756

PRESENTING ADVERTISEMENTS DURING MEDIA CONTENT SEEK

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A media content distribution system to deliver media content to a media consumption device, the media content distribution system comprising:a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor;
an advertisement determination module to:
analyze a commercial of the media content to identify a plurality of non-identical substantially similar frames of the commercial; and
select the plurality of non-identical substantially similar frames of the commercial; and
a communication module to transmit the media content, including the commercial and an indication of the selected plurality of non-identical substantially similar frames of the commercial, to the media consumption device in response to receipt of a request for the media content.

US Pat. No. 10,484,755

ICONIZED VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT WALL

Excalibur IP, LLC, New Y...

1. A system comprising one or more processors and a non-transitory storage medium comprising program logic for execution by the one or more processors, the program logic comprising:an advertisement iconization engine that, during presentation of an online video to a user, for each video advertisement of a set of video advertisements presented, at least in part, to the user on a device of the user, after presentation of at least a portion of a duration of the video advertisement and upon a first selection of the user:
ceases presentation of the video advertisement, including display of any portion thereof;
in a first display area outside of a display area of the online video, causes display of an icon, representing the video advertisement and provided or selected by an advertiser, in an icon spot among other displayed icons, representing other video advertisements, in other icon spots, wherein the display of the icon in an icon spot is based at least in part on one of a determined period for displaying the icon and a characteristic of the online video; and
causes storage of at least a portion of the video advertisement on the device of the user while the icon is displayed in an icon spot, and erasure of one or more of the set of video advertisements from storage on the device of the user when an associated icon is no longer displayed in one of the icon spots.

US Pat. No. 10,484,754

ADVERTISEMENT STATUS INDICATOR IN STB

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. An advertisement status indicator method implemented through a set-top box (STB) for determining an advertisement status during a program to provide to a user advance notice of the advertisement status, the method comprising:receiving, via a digital video broadcasting (DVB) receiver, an Event Information Table (EIT) from a provider of the one or more programs,
wherein said EIT includes a first portion with program schedule information and a second portion with an advertisement status for each of the one or more programs identified in the EIT,
wherein said advertisement status second portion of the EIT is received via the same DVB receiver,
wherein said program schedule information first portion is parseable separately from said advertisement status second portion, said program schedule information first portion is parsed for information for each of the one or more programs in the EIT for display of an event program guide (EPG) and said advertisement status second portion is parseable for determining the advertisement status of the one or more programs currently being broadcasted;
parsing, via middleware in the STB, the EIT for program schedule information first portion for one or more programs being broadcasted for displaying an event program guide (EPG), wherein said middleware is operable for parsing the EIT separately for an advertisement status at a current program time in response to a user action related to a program in the one or more programs included in the EIT, said a current program time for the program being broadcasted, said determining the advertisement status of the program being broadcasted by parsing said advertisement status second portion of the Event Information Table (EIT) to determine whether a Time Offset/Date Table (TOT/TDT) value for the program in the one or more programs currently being broadcasted falls within a range of the parsed advertisement timing information,
if the TOT/TDT value falls within the range of the parsed advertisement timing, then setting the advertisement status to an indication that an advertisement is playing, and
if the TOT/TDT value does not fall within the range of the parsed advertisement timing, then setting the advertisement status to an indication that an advertisement is not playing; and
displaying the advertisement status of the at least one program to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,484,753

SECURELY PAIRED DELIVERY OF ACTIVATION CODES FROM SMART CARD TO REMOTE CLIENT SET-TOP BOX

DISH Tchnologies L.L.C., ...

1. A method, comprisingreceiving, at a smart card in a host television receiver, an activation message containing an encrypted activation code;
decrypting, by the smart card, the activation message including the activation code in accordance with a global network key stored by the smart card;
determining, by the smart card, in accordance with the activation message, that the activation code is destined for a client television receiver that is communicatively coupled with the host television receiver and having a security processor, and that the activation code is for enabling a hardware component of the client television receiver;
encrypting, by the smart card, the activation message including the activation code with a local key unique to the client television receiver, instances of the local key stored by both the smart card and the client television receiver;
transmitting, by the smart card, the activation message encrypted with the local key to the security processor of the client television receiver;
receiving, by the security processor, the activation message encrypted with the local key;
decrypting, by the security processor, the activation message including the activation code with the local key; and
enabling, by the security processor, the hardware component of the client television receiver based on the activation code.

US Pat. No. 10,484,752

SECURELY PAIRED DELIVERY OF ACTIVATION CODES FROM SMART CARD TO HOST SET-TOP BOX

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an activation message at a smart card installed in a television receiver, the television receiver having a security processor and a plurality of hardware components, enabling of each of the plurality of hardware components being controllable by the security processor, the activation message containing an encrypted activation code for enabling a hardware component of the plurality of hardware components of the television receiver;
decrypting, by the smart card, the activation message including the activation code in accordance with a global network key stored on the smart card;
encrypting, by the smart card, the activation message including the activation code with a local key unique to the television receiver and stored at both the smart card and the security processor;
transmitting, by the smart card to the security processor, the activation message encrypted with the local key;
receiving, by the security processor, the activation message encrypted with the local key;
decrypting, by the security processor, the activation message including the activation code with the local key; and
enabling, by the security processor, the hardware component based on the activation code.

US Pat. No. 10,484,750

METHODS, RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND BASE STATION DEVICE FOR MANAGING A MEDIA STREAM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a radio communication device, for managing a media stream to be received from a media server, wherein the method comprises:transmitting, to the media server, a request for a first set of media rates and at least one segment time period of a media stream comprising a plurality of segments which are defined by the first set of media rates and by the at least one segment time period, the at least one segment time period relating to a duration of the plurality of segments;
receiving, from the media server, a response indicating the first set of media rates and the at least one segment time period;
transmitting, to a base station device, a request for a second set of media rates, wherein the request comprises:
information about the first set of media rates,
a parameter relating to length of the at least one segment time period, and
an indication relating to a time period during which the second set of media rates is below a media stream rate for reception at the radio communication device,
thereby enabling the base station device to predict the media stream rate, based on the indication and the parameter, and to assign one or more of the first set of media rates to the second set of media rates based on the media stream rate;
receiving, from the base station device, a response indicating the second set of media rates, and
selecting a media rate out of the second set of media rates.

US Pat. No. 10,484,746

CAPTION REPLACEMENT SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE SERVICE IN VIDEO ON DEMAND

INHA University Research ...

1. A caption replacement service method performed by a computer system, the method comprising:playing a video present on a web, wherein the video is not annotated and comprises a series of frames, each frame being a visual image;
identifying automatically a portion of a visual image of a frame of the video that contains an image of text, the image of text containing content that is original to the video;
evaluating the image of text on the portion of the visual image of the frame with image text cognition to determine a content of the textual information on the portion of the visual image of the frame;
determining whether the content of the textual information on the portion of the visual image of the frame contains non-current information based on a current context making a meaning of the content outdated;
searching, in response to the content of the textual information being non-current, for an augmented virtual object area corresponding to the image of text on the portion of the visual image of the frame of the video from metadata associated with the video, the augmented virtual object area comprising an overlay that hides the portion of the visual image of the frame of the video that contains the image of text and being configured to receive a dynamically selected current interactive augmentation;
dynamically selecting an interactive augmentation based on a profile of a user;
automatically augmenting the interactive augmentation over the non-current information on top of the virtual object area while the video is playing using the searched for information on the augmented virtual object area; and
providing an interactive service about an event occurring in the augmented virtual object area to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,484,745

COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MEDIA BASED ON SELECTED MOTION VIDEO INPUTS

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method comprising:communicating, via a computing device over a network, an initial set of videos to a device of a user, said communication causing the user device to display the video set within a first portion of a user interface (UI);
receiving, via the computing device, a selection corresponding to at least one video in said video set;
determining, via the computing device, based on said received selection, a context of the user, said context based at least in part on said at least one selected video;
creating, via the computing device, a set of state media items based on said context, each state media item comprising a looping, animated icon depicting digital content corresponding to said context;
communicating, via the computing device, said set of state media items to said user device, said communication causing said set of state media items to be displayed and rendered within a second portion of the UI;
receiving, via the computing device, a selection of a state media item from said set of state media items;
searching, via the computing device, a media repository for videos based on said selection of the state media item, said searching comprising identifying a second set of videos having content corresponding to a context of the selected state media item; and
communicating, via the computing device, said second set of videos to said user device, said communication causing the first UI portion to be modified to display said second set of videos.

US Pat. No. 10,484,744

DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A television having an internet browsing function, the television comprising:a network interface configured to access at least one webpage on the Internet;
a memory configured to store at least one uniform resource locator (URL) of the accessed at least one webpage;
a user interface configured to receive at least one command from a remote controller; and
a controller configured to control a display module to display a broadcast program in a first area, wherein the broadcast program is received via the network interface, an external device interface or a tuner,
wherein the controller is further configured to:
control the display module to display graphic data for listing at least one or more contents in a second area while displaying the broadcast program in the first area,
control the display module to display a screen of a last accessed webpage among the accessed at least one webpage in the second area in response to a first command, wherein the second area is within the first area, and
control the network interface to access the last accessed webpage based on the URL stored in the memory in response to a second command for selecting the screen displayed in the second area, wherein the first and second commands all are received via the user interface from the remote controller.

US Pat. No. 10,484,743

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF PROGRAMS AND METADATA TO PROVIDE USER ALERTS TO TUNE TO CORRESPONDING PROGRAM CHANNELS BEFORE HIGH INTEREST EVENTS OCCUR DURING PLAYBACK OF PROGRAMS

Sirius XM Radio Inc., Ne...

1. A method of alerting a user of a tuned channel to events of interest occurring on other available channels, comprising:receiving, by a receiver and from a content stream, a plurality of program channels and metadata associated with the plurality of program channels;
identifying, by the receiver, a subset of the plurality of program channels as designated channels;
buffering, by the receiver, the designated channels in a buffer as received;
identifying, by the receiver and based at least in part on the received metadata, a desired content occurring on a desired channel of the designated channels at a later time from a current playback time;
overlaying, by the receiver and in response to the identifying the desired content, a selectable alert message relating to the desired content, on current content corresponding to a currently presented channel from the plurality of program channels;
after receiving a user input indicative of a selection of the alert message, switching, by the receiver, from a currently presented channel to the desired channel, wherein the desired channel is delayed in time, with respect to the currently tuned channel, by an amount based at least in part on a delay associated with buffering the desired content through the buffer, a time from tagging of the desired content to generating and transmitting the metadata, identifying a longest duration of play action preceding the desired content that is to be played back, and a lead time preceding a start of the desired content that is based on the metadata; and
playing the desired channel based on the amount the desired channel is delayed in time.

US Pat. No. 10,484,736

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MARKETPLACE OF INTERACTIVE LIVE STREAMING MULTIMEDIA OVERLAYS

General Workings Inc., S...

1. A system for a virtual marketplace of video overlays for video content broadcasting, the system comprising:non-transitory storage media configured to store overlay content information and overlay configuration information corresponding to one or more video overlays, wherein the overlay content information defines an image and/or audio and the overlay configuration information specifies values for one or more settings that define application of the image and/or audio to overlayed video content, wherein the one or more settings that define application of the overlay configuration information to the overlayed video content includes one or more settings that specify a real-time event trigger defining when the overlay configuration information is applied to the overlayed video content, wherein the real-time event trigger includes a second user's interaction with the overlayed video content;
one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
transmit, to client computing platforms associated with users, information that facilitates presentation of one or more views of the virtual marketplace on the client computing platforms, wherein a view of the virtual marketplace includes one or more overlay offers to sell access to the one or more video overlays, wherein the views of the virtual marketplace include one or more visual representations of the overlay content information corresponding to the one or more video overlays to enable inspection of the one or more video overlays and acceptance of individual ones of the one or more overlay offers;
receive an acceptance of one or more overlay offers from the client computing platforms associated with the users; and
responsive to reception of an acceptance of one or more accepted overlay offers from a first client computing platforms associated with a first user, provide the first client computing platform associated with the first user access to corresponding accepted video overlays so that the first client computing platform is enabled to generate generated video content that includes the image and/or audio defined by the overlay content information corresponding to the one or more accepted video overlays applied to the overlayed video content in accordance with the overlay configuration information corresponding to the one or more accepted video overlays.

US Pat. No. 10,484,735

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING MEDIA STREAMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of synchronizing two different media streams, the method comprising:decoding a primary media stream to obtain, from the primary media stream, a primary media stream identifier identifying the primary media steam;
decoding the primary media stream to obtain, from the primary media stream, a plurality of sequence numbers indicating respective locations in the primary media stream, the plurality of sequence numbers comprising at least a first sequence number and a second sequence number different from the first sequence number;
determining, based on the primary media stream identifier:
a first action type and a first action indicator, each associated with the first sequence number, wherein the first action type is a command for executing any action indicators associated with the first action type; and
a second action type and a second action indicator, each associated with the second sequence number, wherein the second action type is a command different than the first action type for executing any action indicators associated with the second action type; and
synchronizing, with the primary media stream, a secondary media stream identified by at least one of the first action indicator and the second action indicator by:
retrieving the secondary media stream in accordance with executing the first action type and the second action type; and
synchronizing the retrieved secondary media stream with the primary media stream.

US Pat. No. 10,484,734

TRANSMITTING METHOD, RECEIVING METHOD, TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, AND RECEIVING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmitting method comprising:transmitting video control information in a reproduction interval for reproduction of video data in the reproduction interval, the reproduction interval being an individually reproducible unit;
transmitting the video data in the reproduction interval, the video data being divided into a plurality of video packets, and the plurality of video packets being partially transmitted discontinuously after the video control information in the reproduction interval is transmitted;
determining a transmission order of audio control information in the reproduction interval for reproduction of audio data in the reproduction interval corresponding to the video data in the reproduction interval in such a way that the audio control information in the reproduction interval is transmitted after the video control information is transmitted, and transmitting the audio control information in the reproduction interval according to the determined transmission order, the audio control information in the reproduction interval being transmitted between the plurality of video packets obtained by dividing the video data in the reproduction interval; and
transmitting the audio data in the reproduction interval, the audio data in the reproduction interval being divided into a plurality of audio packets, the plurality of audio packets being transmitted continuously as a group without transmitting any other packets between the plurality of audio packets, the plurality of audio packets being transmitted after the audio control information in the reproduction interval is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,484,733

PORTABLE TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTENT DISPLAY SYSTEM AND CONTENT DISPLAY METHOD

Maxell, Ltd., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A content receiving apparatus outputting a video content based on a video content acquired via a television broadcast or via the internet and receiving from a remote controller an operation input for television broadcast signal reception and an operation input for content acquisition via the internet, the content receiving apparatus comprising:a communication device configured to conduct communication with an external mobile terminal having a display screen for a video content, the external mobile terminal being different from the remote controller; and
a controller configured to control an operation mode of the content receiving apparatus and to control output of a video content from the content receiving apparatus,
wherein the controller is configured to:
control the operation mode of the content receiving apparatus to start first operation mode in response to an operation input from the remote controller, wherein in the first operation mode a first video content acquired via a television broadcast is controlled to be outputted from the content receiving apparatus;
control the operation mode of the content receiving apparatus to terminate the first operation mode and to start second operation mode in response to reception of first information from the external mobile terminal without an operation input from the remote controller, wherein, the first video content acquired via a television broadcast is controlled not to be outputted from the content receiving apparatus in the second operation mode, a second video content acquired via the internet is controlled to be outputted from the content receiving apparatus in the second operation mode, and the second video content to be outputted from the content receiving apparatus is controlled based on second information received from the external mobile terminal without an operation input from the remote controller in the second operation mode; and
control the operation mode of the content receiving apparatus to terminate the second operation mode in response to reception of third information from the external mobile terminal without an operation input from the remote controller,
wherein the second video content outputted from the content receiving apparatus corresponds to a video content displayed on the display screen of the external mobile terminal before the reception of the first information from the external mobile terminal,
wherein the second information is different from the first information, and
wherein the content receiving apparatus is configured to comprise a memory configured to store a software to conduct management of the second video content acquired via the internet.

US Pat. No. 10,484,729

MULTI-USER MEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING CONTENT ON MULTIPLE MEDIA PLAYERS

Rovi Technologies Corpora...

1. A controller device comprising:a messaging interface that establishes a communicative link at least between two media players structured to selectively deliver a media selection to one or more users from one of at least two portable media storage devices, wherein each of the portable media storage devices includes an identical version of the media selection in the portable media storage devices; and
a controller that receives synchronization data of the media selection from each of the media players, wherein the controller uniformly synchronizes delivery of the media selection by controlling each of the media players based on polled and received synchronization data to cause each of the media players to simultaneously deliver specific points of the media selection, and wherein the controller communicates, to a central authority, an identifier of the media selection to verify that the media players are using an authorized copy of the media selection and enables media players that are using an authorized copy of the media selection to participate in a system, and wherein the controller facilitates communication to and between the media players while the media selection is being delivered.

US Pat. No. 10,484,728

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information receiving apparatus for reproducing a second media content in synchronization with reproduction of a first media content by a second information receiving apparatus different from the information receiving apparatus, the first media content comprising audio content, the information receiving apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
extract an audio-derived feature from an audio signal generated via reproduction of the audio content by the second information receiving apparatus;
obtain, from an information providing apparatus different from the second information receiving apparatus, the second media content together with a synchronization feature, the synchronization feature being extracted from the audio content of the first media content prior to being transmitted by the information providing apparatus;
compare the audio-derived feature with the synchronization feature;
generate, based on results of the comparing, synchronization information; and
reproduce, using the generated synchronization information and the information receiving apparatus, the second media content in synchronization with reproduction of the first media content by the second information receiving apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,484,726

PLAYLIST ERROR TAGS FOR DELIVERY AND RENDERING OF STREAMED MEDIA

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:responsive to received segments of coded media and a playlist that describes a media item to which the coded media belongs, determining which coded media segments contain errors;
for a first coded media segment that does not contain an error, adding a first entry to the playlist, wherein the first entry represents the first coded media segment;
for a second coded media segment that contains an error, adding a second entry to the playlist, wherein the second entry represents the second coded media segment, and wherein the second entry indicates the segment error; and
storing the playlist for access by a player device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,724

VIEWING AND STREAMING LIVE CAMERAS TO USERS NEAR THEIR LOCATION AS INDICATED ON A MAP OR AUTOMATICALLY BASED ON A GEOFENCE OR LOCATION BOUNDARY

Vizsafe, Inc., Middletow...

1. A method of disseminating an interactive incident report via a plurality of remote devices connected to a communications network, said remote devices proximate a predetermined location, comprising:initiating, by a user device, a request to a web application server via said communications network, for a listing of a plurality of remote devices, each having at least one channel of incident information contained thereon relating to at least one incident proximate to a predetermined location;
receiving, from said web application server by the user device, a list of the plurality of remote devices determined to be proximate to the predetermined location and a listing of each of said at least one channel containing said incident information;
displaying, by the user device, the plurality of remote devices on a diagrammatic representation where the location of each of the remote devices is indicated relative to the user device and said listing of each of said at least one channel containing said incident information, and
receiving, from said web application server by the user device, a request for information related to an incident at a location proximate to the location of the user device,
wherein the request for information related to the incident is received by the user device at least after the user device has moved to another location at a time that is after said incident, and
wherein the user device is configured and arranged to include a “follow me” setting that can be toggled on and off to permit the device to receive the request for information related to the incident after the user device has moved to another location.

US Pat. No. 10,484,723

STREAM MESSAGING FOR PROGRAM STREAM AUTOMATION

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:broadcasting a linear TV program stream via a cable or a satellite network;
concurrently with the broadcasting of the linear TV program stream via the cable or the satellite network:
provisioning the linear TV program stream for streaming over a packet network;
generating a command sequence;
dynamically inserting the command sequence into the provisioned linear TV program stream; and
providing the provisioned linear TV program stream including the inserted command sequence over the packet network to a third party;
wherein the inserted command sequence authorizes the third party to remove at least one of an advertising content, a promotional content and a program content from the provisioned linear TV program stream, and replace the at least one of the advertising content, the promotional content and the program content with a replacement content provided by the third party to generate a modified program stream for streaming over the packet network for individually targeted distribution;
wherein the inserted command sequence directs a return to the provisioned linear TV program stream during a playout of the replacement content and prior to completion of the playout of the replacement content.

US Pat. No. 10,484,718

MEMORY HAVING MEMORY CELL STRING AND COUPLING COMPONENTS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:turning on a select transistor coupled between a conductive line and a memory cell string of a device during a first time interval and a second time interval of a first operation of the device if a memory cell of the memory cell string is selected to store information in the first operation;
turning on the select transistor during a portion of a first time interval of a second operation if no memory cells of the memory string are selected to store information in the second operation; and
turning off the select transistor during a second time interval of the second operation if no memory cells of the memory string are selected to store information in the second operation.

US Pat. No. 10,484,716

VIDEO DATA STREAM CONCEPT

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. An apparatus for encoding video content into a data stream, comprising:an encoder configured for, based on the video content,
encoding sub-portions of the video content into a sequence of packets organized into a plurality of access units, wherein each of the plurality of access units relates to a picture of the video content and includes one or more decoding units and each of the decoding units includes at least one payload packet, and each of the sub-portions corresponds to a slice, the encoding including entropy encoding of slices across slice boundaries in accordance with a wavefront parallel processing technique, the slices including an independent slice and a dependent slice of the video content; and
interspersing, in each of the plurality of access units, one or more timing control packets corresponding to the one or more decoding units, respectively, wherein each timing control packets is indicative of a decoder buffer retrieval time by which content of the corresponding decoding unit is to be retrieved from a buffer,
wherein each packet of the sequence of packets includes a packet type field in a packet header of the respective packet, the packet type field for the at least one payload packet being different than the packet type field for the one or more timing control packets.

US Pat. No. 10,484,714

CODEC FOR MULTI-CAMERA COMPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic processing system, comprising:a processor;
memory communicatively coupled to the processor; and
logic communicatively coupled to the processor to:
process a single stream of video frames which includes frame information from two or more video sources, and
process a current frame based on information from a prior frame in the single stream of video frames which precedes the current frame by a number of frames based on a number of video sources represented in the single stream of video frames.

US Pat. No. 10,484,713

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PREDICTING AND RESTORING A VIDEO SIGNAL USING PALETTE ENTRY AND PALETTE ESCAPE MODE

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of decoding a video signal, the method comprising:obtaining at least one palette entry of a current block from a palette map of a previous block;
constructing a palette map of the current block including the obtained palette entry;
deriving a palette index on a sample-by-sample basis of the current block by using palette index number information and information about palette index run related to the current block; and
reconstructing the current block by using the palette map of the current block and the palette index,
wherein the information about palette index run includes first index run information and second index run information,
wherein the first index run information is used to determine a repeated number of times of same palette index in a predetermined scan order, and the second index run information is used to determine whether same palette index occurs from the current sample to the last sample in the predetermined scan order,
wherein the reconstructing the current block further comprises
obtaining an escape present flag indicating whether an escape mode is applied to at least one sample in the current block, wherein the escape present flag is obtained when a number of the palette entries included in the palette map is one or more, and
determining whether a value of the derived palette index for a current sample in the current block is equal to a maximum value of palette index while the obtained escape present flag indicates the escape mode applied to the current block,
obtaining a palette escape value for the current sample in the current block, if the value of the derived palette index for the current sample is equal to the maximum value of palette index, and
wherein the palette index is derived using at least one of an index mode and a copy mode, the index mode is a method of deriving a palette index based on information about palette index run, and the copy mode is a method of deriving a palette index of the current sample using a palette index of a neighboring sample,
wherein when at least one sample of the current block uses the index mode, the palette index is derived using the information about palette index run indicating the number of consecutive sample locations with same palette index, and
wherein a value of the palette index run was entropy encoded and selected from one of two encoded types based on a number of bits used,
as a first encoded type, a value of the palette index run is derived from a single encoded element that represents the value of the palette index run as is,
as a second encoded type, a value of the palette index run is derived from two encoded elements that represent a most significant bit (MSB) value as is and refinement bits as is of the value of the palette index run.

US Pat. No. 10,484,712

IMPLICIT CODING OF REFERENCE LINE INDEX USED IN INTRA PREDICTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for decoding video data, the method comprising:determining that a current block of video data is coded using a linear model prediction mode, wherein the linear model prediction mode is used to predict a chroma component of the current block, wherein the current block comprises a luma component and at least one chroma component including the chroma component predicted using the linear model prediction mode;
determining that the luma component of the current block is coded using an intra prediction mode;
receiving a syntax element set to a value;
in response to the value of the syntax element being equal to 2, determining that a reference line index for the luma component of the current block is equal to 3, wherein the reference line index identifies a starting line in the luma component of the one or more already decoded neighboring blocks from which to intra predict luma samples for the luma component of the current block;
for the luma component of the current block, determining reconstructed luma samples from the intra predicted luma samples;
based on the reference line index being equal to 3, determining the starting line in the luma component of the one or more already decoded neighboring blocks to be used for determining the values for the linear parameters;
based on luma samples in a luma component of one or more already decoded neighboring blocks and chroma samples in a chroma component of the one or more already decoded neighboring blocks, determining values for linear parameters, wherein the luma samples in the luma component of the one or more already decoded neighboring blocks comprise luma samples from the starting line in the luma component of the one or more already decoded neighboring blocks, wherein the starting line in the luma component of the one or more already decoded neighboring blocks is at least one line removed from a border line of the luma component of the current block;
based on the linear parameters and the reconstructed luma samples, generating prediction chroma samples for the chroma component of the current block; and
reconstructing the chroma component of the current block based on the generated prediction chroma samples and received residual data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,711

DEPENDENT RANDOM ACCESS POINT PICTURES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for decoding a video bitstream comprising:decoding an intra random access point, IRAP, picture of said video bitstream;
decoding a dependent random access point, DRAP, picture of said video bitstream using one of said IRAP picture and a preceding, according to a decoding order, DRAP picture in said video bitstream, or both, as sole reference picture(s) for decoding said DRAP picture, so that said DRAP picture together with the sole reference picture(s) used for decoding said DRAP picture constitute a random access point in said video bitstream for a random access operation, wherein said DRAP picture is marked as a picture for use as a reference picture by pictures following said DRAP picture in decoding order and identifies a location other than a beginning of said video bitstream where to start decoding said video bitstream; and
decoding at least one non-random access point, non-RAP, picture of said video bitstream following said DRAP picture in output order and decoding order, said at least one non-RAP picture is encoded to not allow use of any non-RAP picture preceding said DRAP picture in decoding order in said video bitstream as a reference picture,
wherein decoding the DRAP picture comprises:
identifying data accompanying said DRAP picture that indicates said IRAP picture and said preceding DRAP picture are required to decode said DRAP picture; and
decoding the DRAP picture using the identified data accompanying said DRAP picture.

US Pat. No. 10,484,710

VIDEO ENCODING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Novatek Microelectronics ...

1. A video encoding apparatus, comprising:a video encoding circuit, performing a video encoding operation on a video stream to generate an encoded stream; and
a control circuit, controlling the video encoding circuit to perform the video encoding operation, and dynamically setting a current frame in the video stream to at least one of a long-term reference frame, a short-term reference frame and a non-reference frame according to at least one of a playback latency control condition and an inter-frame correlation condition, wherein the long-term reference frame and the short-term reference frame are used as a decoding reference frame in a video decoding operation, wherein the playback latency control condition comprises:
forecasting a playback latency of a reference frame of the current frame in the video decoding operation, wherein the playback latency represents a time for decoding the reference frame of the current frame;
determining the playback latency control condition as being satisfied when the playback latency is less than a latency threshold; and
determining the playback latency control condition as being not satisfied when the playback latency is not less than the latency threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,484,709

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING MOTION VECTOR BASED ON REDUCED MOTION VECTOR PREDICTOR CANDIDATES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image decoding apparatus comprisinga decoding unit configured to decode, from a bitstream including an image, information about a motion vector difference for a current block and information about a motion vector predictor for the current block;
a candidate determiner configured to generate a motion vector predictor candidate group, and to modify the motion vector predictor candidate group based on vectorial values of motion vector predictor candidates in the motion vector predictor candidate group; and
a motion vector restoring unit configured to determine a motion vector predictor for the current block from among motion vector predictor candidates in the modified motion vector predictor candidate group based on the information about the motion vector predictor, and to determine a motion vector for the current block based on the motion vector predictor and the information about the motion vector difference,
wherein, the modified motion vector predictor candidate group includes at least one of a 1st motion vector predictor candidate and 2nd motion vector predictor candidates, the 1st motion vector predictor candidate is a motion vector of a collocated block to the current block, the collocated block is located in a reference picture, the 2nd vector predictor candidates are motion vectors of neighboring blocks of the current block,
wherein the neighboring blocks include a first block located in lower left side of the current block, and include a second block located in upper side of the first block,
wherein the candidate determiner modifies the motion vector predictor candidate group, when at least two of 2nd motion vector predictor candidates have the same value, by removing all of the at least two of 2nd motion vector predictor candidates except for one of the at least two of 2nd motion vector predictor candidates from the motion vector predictor candidate group,
wherein the image is split into a plurality of maximum coding units according to information about size of the maximum coding units, the maximum coding unit is hierarchically split into one or more coding units of depths including at least one of a current depth and a lower depth, and
wherein the current block is included in one of the one or more coding units of depths including at least one of the current depth and the lower depth.

US Pat. No. 10,484,708

DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUSES WITH CANDIDATE MOTION VECTORS

Velos Media, LLC, Dallas...

1. An image decoding method, comprising:decoding information indicative of a fixed candidate number to be used for decoding a plurality of merge-mode blocks; and
for a current block among the plurality of merge-mode blocks:
deriving a plurality of first merging candidates, wherein each merging candidate is derived based on a combination of a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index that has been used to decode a first block;
determining whether or not a total number of first merging candidates is less than the fixed candidate number;
when the total number of first merging candidates is less than the fixed candidate number, deriving at least one second merging candidate that is different from each of the first merging candidates until the total number of first merging candidates and second merging candidates is equal to the fixed candidate number,
wherein each of the one or more second merging candidates has a different combination of a prediction direction, a motion vector, and a reference picture index from each of the first merging candidates; and
decoding a coded index using the fixed candidate number regardless of the total number of first merging candidates,
wherein the coded index corresponds to one of the plurality of first merging candidates or one of the at least one second merging candidate.

US Pat. No. 10,484,705

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

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A video predictive decoding device comprising:a decoder configured to decode side information and a compressed data of a residual signal of a target region, which is a target to be decoded, out of plural sets of compressed data obtained by encoding a plurality of divided regions;
a motion information reconstructor configured to reconstruct a motion vector used to generate a predicted signal of the target region from the side information;
a motion information storage configured to store the motion vector;
a prediction signal generator configured to generate the predicted signal of the target region, based on the motion vector;
a residual signal reconstructor configured to reconstruct a reproduced residual signal of the target region from the compressed data comprising the residual signal; and
a picture storage configured to add the predicted signal to the reproduced residual signal to reconstruct a pixel signal of the target region, and which store the reconstructed pixel signal as a previously-reproduced picture,
wherein the decoder decodes zero-th side information and first side information,
wherein the zero-th side information contains a zero-th motion vector difference, and a zero-th motion vector predictor index used to identify as a zero-th motion vector predictor one motion vector selected from a plurality of motion vectors stored in the motion information storage,
wherein the first side information contains a first motion vector predictor index used to identify as a first motion vector predictor one motion vector selected from a plurality of motion vectors stored in the motion information storage,
wherein the motion information reconstructor comprises:
a zero-th motion information reconstructor, which derives the zero-th motion vector predictor based on the zero-th motion vector predictor index by using the one motion vector selected from the motion vectors stored in the motion information storage, and which adds the zero-th motion vector predictor to the zero-th motion vector difference to reconstruct a zero-th motion vector; and
a first motion information reconstructor, which sets 0 for a vector value of a first motion vector difference, derives the first motion vector predictor based on the first motion vector predictor index by using the one motion vector selected from the motion vectors stored in the motion information storage, and adds the first motion vector predictor to the first motion vector difference to reconstruct a first motion vector, and
wherein the zero-th side information further contains a zero-th reference frame index to identify a zero-th reference frame for generating a zero-th predicted signal of the target block, and when the zero-th reference frame identified by the zero-th reference frame index is different from a reference frame identified by the zero-th motion vector predictor index, a scaling process of the zero-th motion vector predictor is performed based on frame numbers of the decoding target frame, the zero-th reference frame of the target block, and the reference frame identified by the zero-th motion vector predictor index before adding the zero-th motion vector predictor to the zero-th motion vector difference to reconstruct the zero-th motion vector, and
wherein the first side information further contains a first reference frame index to identify a first reference frame for generating a first predicted signal of the target block, and when the first reference frame identified by the first reference frame index is different from a reference frame identified by the first motion vector predictor index, a scaling process of the first motion vector predictor is performed based on frame numbers of the decoding target frame, the first reference frame of the target block, and the reference frame identified by the first motion vector predictor index before adding the first motion vector predictor to the first motion vector difference to reconstruct the first motion vector,
wherein the prediction signal generator combines two signals acquired from the previously-reproduced picture, based on the zero-th motion vector and the first motion vector respectively, to generate the predicted signal of the target region.

US Pat. No. 10,484,704

HIGH EFFICIENCY VIDEO CODING DEVICE AND METHOD BASED ON REFERENCE PICTURE TYPE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing device comprising:circuitry configured to operate as:
a predictive motion vector generating unit that:
sets a co-located vector to be available and to be scaled in a candidate list as a condition that both a type of a reference picture of a current block and a type of a reference picture of a co-located block are short-term reference pictures;
sets the co-located vector to be available and to be not scaled in the candidate list as a condition that both the type of the reference picture of the current block and the type of the reference picture of the co-located block are long-term reference pictures;
generates a predictive motion vector of a coding vector of the current block using the candidate list; and
a reconstructing unit that reconstructs the coding vector by using the predictive motion vector generated by the predictive motion vector generating unit; and
a decoding unit that decodes the current block using the coding vector reconstructed by the reconstructing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,484,703

ADAPTING MERGE CANDIDATE POSITIONS AND NUMBERS ACCORDING TO SIZE AND/OR SHAPE OF PREDICTION BLOCK

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method for video coding, comprising:receiving a prediction block (PB) of a picture;
determining a first number of merge candidate positions of the PB according to a size of the PB, the merge candidate positions being positions of spatial or temporal merge candidates;
determining the merge candidate positions on sides of the PB according to the first number of the merge candidate positions, the merge candidate positions being distributed along the sides of the PB and not adjacent to each other; and
constructing a candidate list including motion data of a subset of the merge candidate positions.

US Pat. No. 10,484,701

RENDITION SWITCH INDICATOR

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A method of switching between renditions of a video transmission, the method comprising:encoding, by a server device, video data at a first image quality in a first rendition;
encoding, by the server device, the video data at a second image quality in a second rendition, wherein the second image quality is lower than the first image quality;
sending, by the server device, the first rendition to a recipient computing device;
receiving, by the server device, a request from the recipient computing device to switch from the first rendition to the second rendition;
determining that first header data of a first inter-coded frame of the video data comprises rendition switch indicator data that indicates that the video transmission cannot be switched to a lower image quality rendition at the first inter-coded frame;
determining that second header data of a second inter-coded frame of the video data comprises rendition switch indicator data that indicates that the video transmission can be switched to the lower image quality rendition at the second inter-coded frame, wherein the second inter-coded frame occurs later in the video transmission relative to the first inter-coded frame;
ceasing to send the first rendition to the recipient computing device;
sending the second rendition to the recipient computing device beginning with the second inter-coded frame;
identifying, by the recipient computing device, data in the second header data providing an indication to disable temporal motion vector prediction for decoding of the second inter-coded frame; and
disabling, by the recipient computing device, temporal motion vector prediction for the decoding of the second inter-coded frame.

US Pat. No. 10,484,700

MODE IDENTIFICATION DATA REDUCING METHOD FOR INTRA-PREDICTION CODING

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. An image predictive decoding device comprising:a processor;
an input unit executable with the processor to accept input of compressed picture data containing a residual signal and encoded information, the residual signal generated by dividing a picture into a plurality of blocks and performing predictive encoding of a target block, and the encoded information about a prediction mode indicative of a generation method of a predicted signal of the target block;
a restoration unit executable with the processor to extract the residual signal of the target block from the compressed picture data to restore a reproduced residual signal;
a prediction mode decoding unit executable with the processor to restore the encoded information about the prediction mode to generate a prediction mode;
a predicted signal generation unit executable with the processor to generate the predicted signal of the target block based on the prediction mode;
a picture restoration unit executable with the processor to add the predicted signal to the reproduced residual signal to restore a pixel signal of the target block; and
a storage unit executable with the processor to store the restored pixel signal as a reproduced pixel signal,
wherein the prediction mode decoding unit is executable with the processor to generate a candidate prediction mode list containing elements of prediction modes of a plurality of previously-reproduced blocks neighboring the target block;
wherein the prediction mode decoding unit is further executable with the processor to decode a flag that indicates whether or not the candidate prediction mode list contains an element corresponding to the prediction mode;
when the flag indicates that the candidate prediction mode list contains the corresponding element, the prediction mode decoding unit is further executable with the processor to decode an index indexing the candidate prediction mode list to obtain an element indicated by the index as the prediction mode; and
when the flag indicates that the candidate prediction mode list does not contain the corresponding element, the prediction mode decoding unit is further executable with the processor to:
decode a REM (remaining) mode;
set a variable equal to a value of the REM mode;
recursively perform a round of mode restoration process on a respective intra-prediction mode listed in the candidate prediction mode list sequentially from an intra-prediction mode of a smallest value through an intra-prediction mode of a highest value in the candidate prediction mode list,
wherein a respective round of mode restoration process comprises (i) comparing a value of the variable with a value of an intra-prediction mode in the candidate prediction mode list and, when the value of the variable is larger than or equal to the value of the intra-prediction mode, (ii) incrementing the value of the variable, (iii) providing the incremented value of the variable as a next value of the variable and (iv) comparing in a next round the next value of the variable with a next intra-prediction mode in the candidate prediction mode list; and
use the a final value of the variable as a prediction mode for decoding the target block.

US Pat. No. 10,484,699

MODE IDENTIFICATION DATA REDUCING METHOD FOR INTRA-PREDICTION CODING

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. An image predictive decoding device comprising:input means for accepting input of compressed picture data and encoded information, the compressed picture data containing a residual signal generated by dividing a picture into a plurality of blocks and performing predictive encoding of a target block, and the encoded information about a prediction mode indicative of a generation method of a predicted signal of the target block;
restoration means for extracting the residual signal of the target block from the compressed picture data to restore a reproduced residual signal;
prediction mode decoding means for restoring the encoded information about the prediction mode to generate a prediction mode;
predicted signal generation means for generating the predicted signal of the target block based on the prediction mode;
picture restoration means for adding the predicted signal to the reproduced residual signal to restore a pixel signal of the target block; and
storage means for storing the restored pixel signal as a reproduced pixel signal,
wherein the prediction mode decoding means generates a candidate prediction mode list containing elements of prediction modes of a plurality of previously-reproduced blocks neighboring the target block, and decodes a flag that indicates whether or not the candidate prediction mode list contains an element corresponding to the prediction mode;
when the flag indicates that the corresponding element is present in the candidate prediction mode list, the prediction mode decoding means further decodes an index indexing the candidate prediction mode list to obtain an element indicated by the index as the prediction mode;
when the flag indicates that no corresponding element is present in the candidate prediction mode list, the prediction made decoding means further:
decodes a value of a REM (remaining) mode to restore the value of the REM mode as a numerical value of a fixed-length code,
sets a variable for the intra-frame prediction mode of the target block equal to a decoded value of the REM mode;
repeatedly performs a round of comparison between the variable and one of elements on the candidate prediction list that starts from a smallest element on the candidate list in an initial round of comparison and moves in a next round of comparison to a next larger element on the candidate list until reaching a highest element thereon, and in every round of comparison, incrementing a value of the variable for use of the incremented value of the variable in a next round of comparison when the variable is larger than or equal to the one of the elements, whereas keeping the value of the variable unchanged for use of the unchanged value of the variable in a next round of comparison when the variable is smaller than the one of the elements; and
uses a final value of the variable as a prediction mode for decoding the target block.

US Pat. No. 10,484,698

DETECTING MARKERS IN AN ENCODED VIDEO SIGNAL

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining a type of a data packet in a data stream that includes data packets and marker sequences;
detecting in the data packet one or more occurrences of a known pattern of data elements by, responsive to the type of the data packet indicating that the data packet includes encoded video content, processing in parallel different parts of the data packet with different respective parallel processing units by, for each parallel processing unit:
forming a plurality of subsequences from a respective part of the data packet, each element of the plurality of subsequences being a first value or a second value;
summing, for each subsequence, elements of said each subsequence to form a plurality of sums; and
indicating the one or more occurrences when the plurality of sums indicate one or more saturations, wherein a saturation is identified when a sum exceeds a saturation threshold; and
removing emulation prevention markers following at least some of the one or more occurrences of the known pattern of data elements in the data packet to generate a decodable version of the data packet;
decoding the encoded video content; and
outputting the decoded video content for display.

US Pat. No. 10,484,696

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLOR INDEX PREDICTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of coding a current block of video data using palette coding for a video coding system, the method comprising:receiving input data associated with the current block;
maintaining a pattern relation table (PRT), which includes one or more entries, by performing at least:
for a particular entry of the PRT, recording a search pattern and one or more corresponding predictors, wherein the search pattern is derived from value or values of K previous coded pixel or pixels, each of the one or more corresponding predictors corresponds to candidate value or values of N following pixel or pixels associated with the K previous coded pixel or pixels, and K and N are integers equal to or greater than one;
determining a current search pattern for a current pixel based on K pixel or pixels at K selected position or positions coded before the current pixel;
searching the PRT to identify one of the one or more entries which contains a search pattern identical to the current search pattern;
setting one of one or more predictors recorded in the PRT in association with the identified entry as a current predictor; and
applying encoding or decoding to N pixel or pixels, including the current pixel and after the K pixel or pixels at the K selected position or positions coded before the current pixel, according to the current predictor.

US Pat. No. 10,484,692

IMAGE DECODING METHOD, IMAGE CODING METHOD, IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image decoding apparatus of decoding, on a block-by-block basis, image data included in a coded stream, the image decoding apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing thereon a computer program, which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations including:
selecting candidates for an intra prediction mode to be used for intra prediction for a decoding target block from a plurality of predetermined intra prediction modes, each of the plurality of predetermined intra prediction modes having a mode number;
deriving the selected candidates, the number of the candidates constantly being a predetermined fixed plural number, the predetermined fixed plural number being at least 2 and less than a number of the plurality of predetermined intra prediction modes;
making a candidates list which includes indices and the derived candidates, the derived candidates corresponding on a one-to-one basis with the indices, and a number of the indices being equal to the predetermined fixed plural number;
obtaining a coded flag which indicating whether the intra prediction mode is inferred from a neighboring block or not;
decoding the coded flag to obtain a decoded flag;
when the decoded flag indicates that the intra prediction mode is inferred from the neighboring block,
(i) obtaining, from the coded stream, a coded specified index which specifies an index of one of the derived candidates as the intra prediction mode to be used for intra prediction for the decoding target block,
(ii) decoding the coded specified index to obtain a decoded specified index,
(iii) determining the one of the derived candidates using the decoded specified index, the index of the one of the derived candidates being specified by the decoded specified index in the candidates list, and
(iv) decoding the image data using the determined one of the derived candidates; and
when the decoded flag indicates that the intra prediction mode is not inferred from the neighboring block,
(i) obtaining a coded specified mode number from the coded stream,
(ii) decoding the coded specified mode number to obtain a decoded specified mode number, and
(iii) comparing the mode number of one of the derived candidates with the decoded specified mode number,
when the mode number of the one of the derived candidates is larger than the decoded specified mode number, determining the one of the derived candidates as the intra prediction mode to be used for intra prediction for the decoding target block, and decoding the image data using the determined one of the derived candidates, and
when the mode number of the one of the derived candidates is smaller than or equal to the decoded specified mode number, adding one to the decoded specified mode number, and decoding the image data using one of the plurality of predetermined intra prediction modes which is specified by the number obtained by adding one to the decoded specified mode number,
wherein the deriving includes:
deriving a first candidate for the intra prediction mode to be used for intra prediction for the decoding target block from an intra prediction mode used for intra prediction for each of adjacent blocks that are adjacent to the decoding target block; and
in a case that the number of the derived first candidates is smaller than the predetermined fixed plural number, further deriving a second candidate as a DC prediction mode to be used for intra prediction and a third candidate as a vertical (angular) prediction mode to be used for intra prediction, and
wherein the comparing includes comparing each of the mode numbers of the derived candidates from a smallest index to a maximum index with the decoded specified number, the maximum index being equal to the predetermined fixed plural number minus one,
when the mode number of one of the derived candidates is larger than the decoded specified mode number, determining the one of the derived candidates as the intra prediction mode to be used for intra prediction for the decoding target block, and decoding the image data using the determined one of the derived candidates, and
when the mode number of one of the derived candidates is smaller than or equal to the decoded specified mode number, (i) adding one to the decoded specified mode number, and adding one to the index, (ii) comparing the mode number of one of the derived candidates corresponding to the number obtained by adding one to the index with the number obtained by adding one to the decoded specified mode number, wherein the adding is repeated until the number obtained adding one to the index is equal to the maximum index or the mode number of one of the derived candidates corresponding to the number obtained by adding one to the index is larger than the number obtained by adding one to the decoded specified mode number, and (iii) decoding the image data using the one of the derived candidates which is specified by the number obtained by adding one to specified mode number or the one of the plurality of predetermined intra prediction modes which is specified by the number obtained by adding one to the index.

US Pat. No. 10,484,690

ADAPTIVE BATCH ENCODING FOR SLOW MOTION VIDEO RECORDING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method for adaptively batching encode tasks for slow motion video recording comprising:capturing, via a camera operating in a slow motion video recording mode, first video at a first frame rate of not less than twice a second frame rate of a standard video recording mode;
buffering, via a memory and in response to the first video being captured in the slow motion video recording mode at the first frame rate, a plurality of first video frames of the first video to generate an encode batch comprising the plurality of first video frames;
submitting, via a central processor, the encode batch comprising the plurality of first video frames for encoding to a graphics processor;
encoding, during a continuous active state of the graphics processor, the encode batch to generate a first encoded bitstream, wherein the graphics processor does not enter a low power state during the continuous active state;
capturing, via the camera in the standard video recording mode, second video at the second frame rate;
buffering, via the memory and in response to the second video being captured in the standard video recording mode at the second frame rate, a plurality of second video frames of the second video;
submitting, via the central processor, the second video frames for encoding to the graphics processor; and
encoding, via the graphics processor, the second video frames to generate a second encoded bitstream, wherein the graphics processor enters the low power state between encode of each of the second video frames.

US Pat. No. 10,484,689

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING RATE-DISTORTION OPTIMIZATION BASED ON HADAMARD-QUANTIZATION COST

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An encoding apparatus, comprising:a hardware processor configured to
select an encoding mode to be used to encode a target block from among multiple modes; and
perform computation for rate-distortion optimization in the encoding mode,
wherein the hardware processor calculates a rate-distortion cost of at least one of the multiple modes in relation to encoding of the target block, and selects the encoding mode from among the multiple modes, based on the cost,
the multiple modes comprise an inter mode, and
the hardware processor determines whether to perform prediction in the inter mode upon encoding the target block, based on both a level of a Hadamard value in the inter mode and a first threshold function.

US Pat. No. 10,484,687

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE ENCODING AND DECODING

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An image encoding apparatus comprising:an encoding level decision unit, configured to determine an encoding level of an input image respectively;
a sampling unit, configured to construct an encoding target picture associated with the encoding level determined in the encoding level decision unit and output the encoding target picture;
an encoding unit, configured to encode the encoding target picture output from the sampling unit; and
a reconstructed image generation unit, configured to generate a first reconstructed image corresponding to the input image in association with the encoding level and at least one second reconstructed image corresponding to at least one pre-determined resolution; and
a reference picture storage unit storing the first reconstructed image and the at least one second reconstructed image as a reference picture,
wherein the encoding level decision unit determines whether or not to skip the input image and a spatial resolution transform of the input image by considering a quality of the first reconstructed image corresponding to the input image being encoded.

US Pat. No. 10,484,684

SIGNAL RESHAPING AND CODING IN THE IPT-PQ COLOR SPACE

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method to improve the compression efficiency of high-dynamic range images, the method comprising:accessing with a processor an input image in a first color space;
testing whether the first color space is a perceptually-quantized IPT (IPT-PQ) color space;
if the test is positive, then
dividing with a processor pixel values of the chroma components (T/P) of the input image by two to generate a first reshaped image;
else
converting with a processor the input image to a second reshaped image in a reshaped IPT-PQ color space, wherein for an image in the reshaped IPT-PQ color space, pixel values of the chroma components (T/P) are one half of the corresponding pixel values of the chroma components of the same image in the IPT-PQ color space.

US Pat. No. 10,484,682

REFERENCE PICTURE DERIVATION AND MOTION COMPENSATION FOR 360-DEGREE VIDEO CODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of decoding 360-degree video data, the method comprising:receiving an encoded frame of 360-degree video data, the encoded frame of 360-degree video data being arranged in packed faces obtained from a projection of a sphere of the 360-degree video data;
decoding the frame of encoded 360-degree video data to obtain a decoded frame of 360-degree video data, the decoded frame of 360-degree video data being arranged in the packed faces;
deriving a decoded sphere of 360-degree video data from the decoded frame of 360-degree video data;
sampling the decoded sphere of 360-degree video data to produce extended faces using the projection, wherein the extended faces are larger than the packed faces of the decoded frame of 360-degree video data;
deriving an extended reference frame from the extended faces; and
decoding a subsequent encoded frame of 360-degree video data using an inter-prediction process and the derived extended reference frame.