US Pat. No. 10,555,499

VEHICLE-MOUNTABLE SPREADER

Wilson Customs, Evant, T...

7. An animal feed spreader for mounting to a tow hitch of a vehicle, the animal feed spreader comprising:an annular floor frame having an inner ring defining a first aperture, the annular floor frame having at least two fastening members;
a hopper comprising sidewalls coupled to the annular floor frame, at least a portion of the sidewalls defining a funnel-shaped portion of the hopper above the annular floor frame;
a floor plate removably coupled to the annular floor frame at the at least two fastening members, the floor plate having a second aperture with a circumference that is less than half of the circumference of the first aperture;
an arm having a first end portion affixed to the floor plate and a second end portion of the arm affixed to a clamp assembly;
a motor releasably coupled to the clamp assembly with a bottom face of the motor at least 2 cm above the circumference of the second aperture, the motor having a drive shaft traversing both the bottom face of the motor and the second aperture;
a spinning plate coupled to a distal end portion of the drive shaft opposite the bottom face of the motor, the spinning plate being at least 1 cm below the circumference of the second aperture, wherein the drive shaft and the spinning plate spin when the motor is in an active running state;
a pedestal assembly coupled to the annular floor frame, the pedestal assembly encasing the spinning plate with a plurality of columnar supports and a plurality of beam supports, the plurality of columnar supports coupling the plurality of beam supports to the annular floor frame, wherein the plurality of beam supports has a generally rectilinear toroidal shape with a base that is at least 4 cm below the spinning plate; and
a hitch assembly having a proximal end portion coupled to at least one of the pedestal assembly or the annular floor frame, the hitch assembly having a distal end portion operable to couple to the tow hitch of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,555,498

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE MONITORING, CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF ANIMALS

Botsitter, LLC, Rowlett,...

1. A system for remote care of an animal comprising:a robotic animal caregiver including:
a housing;
a wireless data communication system disposed within the housing and wirelessly communicatively coupled with an external data communications system; and
a microprocessor in communication with the wireless data communication system disposed within the housing;
an aerial drone wirelessly communicatively coupled to the wireless data communication system of the robotic animal caregiver, the aerial drone comprising a microprocessor, a wireless communication module, a video camera, the aerial drone configured to act in response to instructions issued by the microprocessor of the robotic animal caregiver; and
wherein at least one of the robotic animal caregiver and the aerial drone comprises a dispenser configured to dispense at least one of food, water, and medication according to a pre-programmed schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,555,464

SELF-REGULATING, PLANT WATERING, INSERT ASSEMBLY FOR GROWING CONTAINERS

1. A self-regulating, wicking insert assembly for plant growing use in association with a reservoir-providing waterproof container having side wall structure between an open top end and a closed bottom end, water or water-nutrient, and grow media, said insert assembly comprising:a) a substantially planar and horizontally extending platform with a perimeter edge and a thickness dimension;
b) at least one vertically extending cylinder permanently fixed to and downwardly depending from said platform and positioned at least in part below said platform, said at least one cylinder also having an open top end, an open bottom end, a cylinder wall between said top end and said bottom end with an interior surface and an exterior surface, said cylinder wall also having small mesh openings therethrough;
c) at least some of said small mesh openings associated with said cylinder wall-positioned adjacent to said bottom end of said cylinder; and
d) gasket material outwardly depending from said perimeter edge of said platform and extending completely around said perimeter edge, said gasket material having a thickness dimension greater than said thickness dimension of said platform and extending above, below, and outwardly beyond said perimeter edge of said platform, wherein when said platform is placed into the reservoir-providing waterproof container having side wall structure between an open top end and a closed bottom end, and the reservoir-providing waterproof container has a cross-sectional configuration similar in size and shape to that of said perimeter edge of said platform, said bottom end of said at least one cylinder engages the closed bottom end of the reservoir-providing waterproof container while said gasket material engages the side wall structure of the reservoir-providing waterproof container, sealing any gaps between said perimeter edge and the side wall structure against downward movement of grow media therethrough, said at least one cylinder and said gasket material together securing said platform into a usable position within the reservoir-providing waterproof container, and when grow media is placed on and above said platform and also into said at least one cylinder, and when water or water-nutrient is placed into the reservoir-providing waterproof container below said platform, the water or water-nutrient passes through said small mesh openings and into said at least one cylinder, thereafter wicking upward into the grow media above said platform for plant growing use.

US Pat. No. 10,555,462

AUTOMATED SPRINKLER ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a water sensor measurement for a first sprinkler controller associated with a first geographic region;
determining, by the computing device, that the water sensor measurement satisfies a threshold;
determining a geographic association based on a geographic distance between the first geographic region and a second geographic region associated with a second sprinkler controller; and
based on the water sensor measurement satisfying the threshold and based on the geographic association, sending, by the computing device and to the second sprinkler controller, a message indicating an adjustment to a sprinkling schedule of the second sprinkler controller.

US Pat. No. 10,555,460

AUTOMATED DRONE FOR HARVESTING PRODUCE

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetha...

1. A system for harvesting produce, comprising:a drone having a body, and capable of hovering flight;
a first video camera on the body of the drone gathering visual data;
global positioning system (GPS) circuitry in the drone reporting GPS position of the drone;
an articulated arm extending from the body of the drone, the arm capable of extension, retraction and lateral movement relative to the body of the drone;
a second video camera mounted at an end of the articulated arm away from the body of the drone;
a laser gun cutting implement mounted to rotate under power to sweep a laser beam around a vertical axis, the laser gun having a laser controller with a transceiver, the laser gun cutting implement mounted at the end of the articulated arm;
a remote control station having a display screen, wireless communication circuitry, and input mechanisms enabling an operator to manually enter commands to control flight movement of the drone, operation of the articulated arm, and power and movement of the laser gun cutting implement;
software executing on a processor in the remote control station;
a pre-stored flight path followed by the software, that accomplishes an automated flight path for the drone, guiding the drone to a tree having fruit to be harvested, according to a stored GPS location; and
circuitry in the body of the drone enabling two-way communication with the remote control station, transmission of video data from the video camera, and response to manually-entered commands from the remote control station;
wherein the software is configured to automatically guide the drone to a tree, cause the drone to enter an observation pattern, determine if there is produce available, and determine if the produce is ready to harvest, and wherein, if there is produce ready to harvest, the drone is guided by manually-entered commands by the operator to position the laser gun cutting implement proximate a stem supporting the produce ready to harvest, to power on the laser, and to operate the laser gun cutting implement to sweep the laser beam horizontally, cutting the supporting stem, separating the produce from the tree.

US Pat. No. 10,555,459

ADJUSTABLE SHIELD FOR A STRING TRIMMER

1. A string trimmer comprising:a line trimmer and a supplemental guard;
wherein the supplemental guard attaches to the line trimmer;
wherein the line trimmer further comprises a cutting line, a rotating head, a primary guard disk, and an extension shaft;
wherein the supplemental guard adjusts the arc of the working range of the cutting line of the line trimmer;
wherein the primary guard disk further comprises a primary open inferior face, a primary closed superior face, and a primary lateral face;
wherein the primary lateral face further comprises an open primary vertical face and a closed primary vertical face;
wherein the supplemental guard is a mechanical structure;
wherein the supplemental guard is an adjustable structure;
wherein the supplemental guard rotates relative to the line trimmer such that the supplemental guard will modify the arc of the working range of the cutting line of the line trimmer;
wherein the supplemental guard comprises a supplemental guard disk, a telescopic shaft, a plurality of universal joints, and a pipe clamp;
wherein one of the plurality of universal joints attaches the telescopic shaft to the supplemental guard disk;
wherein another of the plurality of universal joints attaches the telescopic shaft to the pipe clamp.
US Pat. No. 10,555,904

POUCH-LIKE STRUCTURE WITH PARACRINE ACTIVITY AND METHOD FOR ITS PREPARATION

Georg-August-Universitaet...

1. A method for the preparation of a pouch-like structure suitable for enclosing at least a part of the heart of a mammal and comprising engineered tissue, said engineered tissue comprising genetically engineered cells wherein said cells contain a gene encoding a paracrine factor and said gene being under control of an inducible promoter system or a heterologous promoter system, comprising the steps ofa) providing a matrix having a recess in one surface of the matrix, said recess has appropriate dimensions to hold a defined reconstitution volume for the formation of the pouch-like structure,
b) providing a body having dimensions corresponding to the desired dimensions of the interior of the pouch-like structure to be formed, and positioning the body in said recess of the matrix such that the body is spaced from the walls of said recess to form a space between the body and the walls of the recess corresponding to the reconstitution volume needed for formation of said pouch-like structure,
c) positioning a reconstitution mixture in the recess, said reconstitution mixture comprising mammalian cells, and suitable scaffold material which can be incubated to form an engineered tissue structure comprising said cells,
d) incubating said reconstitution mixture until the tissue construct forms within the matrix recess between the body and the matrix,
e) exchanging culture medium once the pouch-like construct has formed around the body,
f) removing the body with the tissue construct adherent thereto from the matrix recess, and
g) separating the tissue construct from the body,
wherein at least a part of said mammalian cells present in the engineered tissue structure are genetically engineered cells whereby said genetically engineered cells contain a gene encoding a paracrine factor and said gene being under control of an inducible promoter system or a heterologous promoter system.
US Pat. No. 10,555,911

HIGHLY PENETRATIVE NANOCARRIERS FOR TREATMENT OF CNS DISEASE

Yale University, New Hav...

1. A formulation comprising nanoparticles consisting of a core and shell which can be suspended in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier for convection enhanced delivery (CED),wherein the core of the nanoparticles consist of biodegradable hydrophobic polymer selected from the group consisting of poly(lactic acid) (PLA), poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), poly(lactic acid)-polyethyleneglycol (PLA-PEG) block copolymers, polyanhydrides, poly(ester anhydrides), polyglycolide (PGA), poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and copolymers thereof, poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB), blends thereof and copolymers thereof, and a therapeutic, diagnostic, or prophylactic agent, and
have an average diameter of between 25 and 100 nm, and
wherein the shell is on the surface of the nanoparticle core and the shell comprises a pharmaceutically acceptable sugar selected from the group consisting of trehalose, glucose, sucrose and lactose in an amount of between 10 and 50% by mass of the nanoparticle, effective to increase penetration of the nanoparticles through brain tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,556,937

METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A COSMETIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING LEUKOLECTIN AND USES THEREOF

AQUA BIO TECHNOLOGY ASA, ...

1. A method for improving the cosmetic appearance of a scar in the skin of a mammalian animal, said method comprising administering topically to said scar an effective amount of a cosmetic composition comprising(i) a polypeptide comprising:
(a) an amino acid sequence as set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOS: 1-4 or a sequence which is at least 90% identical to said sequence; or
(b) a portion of any of said sequences comprising at least 100 contiguous amino acids of said sequence; and
(ii) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients and/or diluents, thereby improving the cosmetic appearance of a scar in the skin of a mammalian animal.
US Pat. No. 10,555,912

USE OF POLYMERIC EXCIPIENTS FOR LYOPHILIZATION OR FREEZING OF PARTICLES

Abraxis BioScience, LLC, ...

1. A method of preparing a lyophilized or frozen preparation of a composition comprising particles comprising a drug, wherein the particles are liposomes or micelles, and wherein the particles are coated with polyethylene glycol (PEG), the method comprising adding polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to an aqueous composition comprising the particles, and lyophilizing or freezing the aqueous composition.
US Pat. No. 10,556,938

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE FOR RECOMBINANT HUMAN SECRETOGLOBINS

APC Research Assets, LLC,...

1. A method of preventing hospitalization due to a severe respiratory exacerbation in a patient with acute lung injury comprising the steps of:(a) administering recombinant human SCGB3A2 (rhSCGB3A2) protein, wherein the rhSCGB3A2 protein consists of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3, to a patient having an acute lung injury,
wherein the patient is not re-hospitalized for at least ten months after administration of rhSCGB3A2.
US Pat. No. 10,556,943

HLA-DR BINDING PEPTIDES AND THEIR USES

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A method for eliciting an immunogenic response in a mammal, wherein the method comprises administering to the mammal a composition comprising a pharmaceutical excipient and isolated immunogenic HLA-DR binding peptides having the sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOS:86, 90, 109, and 145 such that an immunogenic response occurs in the mammal.
US Pat. No. 10,555,918

2-AMINO-N?-BENZYLIDENEACETOHYDRAZIDES AND DERIVATIVES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CFTR PROTEIN MEDIATED DISEASES

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method of treating cystic fibrosis comprising administering an effective amount of ((E)-N?-(3,5-dibromo-2,4-dihydroxybenzylidene)-2-(m-tolylamino)acetohydrazide or salt thereof to a human subject diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
US Pat. No. 10,556,946

HUMAN DERIVED ANTI-HUNTINGTIN (HTT) ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

Neurimmunie Holding AG, ...

1. A human-derived monoclonal anti-huntingtin (HTT) antibody, or an HTT-binding fragment, synthetic derivative, or biotechnological derivative thereof, wherein the antibody, or fragment or derivative thereof, comprises:(a) (i) in its variable heavy (VH) chain and variable light (VL) chain the following six complementarity determining regions (CDRs):
(1) VH-CDR1: positions 31-35 of SEQ ID NO: 173, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(2) VH-CDR2: positions 50-66 of SEQ ID NO: 173, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(3) VH-CDR3: positions 99-108 of SEQ ID NO: 173, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(4) VL-CDR1: positions 23-36 of SEQ ID NO: 175, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(5) VL-CDR2: positions 52-58 of SEQ ID NO: 175, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions,
(6) VL-CDR2: positions 91-101 of SEQ ID NO: 175, or a variant thereof, wherein the variant comprises one or two amino acid substitutions; or
(ii) an amino acid sequence of the VH region set forth in SEQ ID NO: 173, or an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 173; and an amino acid sequence of the VL region set forth in SEQ ID NO: 175, or an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 175; and
(b) wherein the antibody, fragment or derivative thereof is
(i) a fusion protein comprising a polypeptide sequence which is heterologous to the VH region or VL region, or at least one CDR; or
(ii) a non-natural variant of a polypeptide derived from an immunoglobulin, said non-natural variant comprising a heavy chain constant region that comprises one or more amino acid deletions, substitutions, or additions relative to a wild type polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,556,947

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

Shanghai Yile Biotechnolo...

1. A method for mitigating or treating rheumatoid arthritis comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a binding molecule which specifically binds to a precursor of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, wherein the binding molecule is a monoclonal antibody comprising a heavy chain variable region having a CDR1 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 1, a CDR2 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 2 and a CDR3 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 3; and a light chain variable region having a CDR1 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 4, a CDR2 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 5 and a CDR3 region with at least 95% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,556,949

ANTIGEN-BINDING MOLECULE INDUCING IMMUNE RESPONSE TO TARGET ANTIGEN

Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki ...

1. A method of inducing humoral immunity to a target antigen, the method comprising identifying a subject as being in need of induction of humoral immunity to the target antigen, and administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody as an active ingredient, wherein the antibody comprises an antigen-binding domain identified by (a) and an FcRn-binding domain identified by (b):(a) identification of an antigen-binding domain that comprises a complementary determining region (CDR) comprising at least one histidine residue, and has higher antigen-binding activity to the target antigen at pH 7.4 than its antigen-binding activity to the target antigen at pH 5.8;
(b) identification of an FcRn-binding domain that binds to a human FcRn at pH 7.4 and has a higher binding affinity to the human FcRn at pH 7.4 than the binding affinity of a native human IgG1 Fc region to the human FcRn at pH 7.4;
wherein, when administered to the subject, the antibody induces humoral immunity to the target antigen in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,555,928

CANNABIS EXTRACTS AND METHODS OF PREPARING AND USING SAME

United Cannabis Corp., G...

1. A method for relieving symptoms associated with anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, or opiate dependency, paralysis, neuropathy, Crohns disease, inflammatory bowel disorders, glaucoma, seizures, epilepsy, autism, or cancer comprising administering to a subject at least four daily doses of a cannabinoid formulation, wherein at least two of the at least four daily doses comprise different cannabinoid formulations selected from the group of cannabinoid formulations consisting of:a. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa);
b. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
c. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabidiol (CBD);
d. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are THCa and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa);
e. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are THC and CBD;
f. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation are CBD, cannabinol (CBN) and THC;
g. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabidiol (CBDa);
h. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabichromene (CBC);
i. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is cannabichromenic acid (CBCa);
j. a formulation comprising at least 95% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as the only cannabinoid in the formulation; and
k. a formulation wherein at least 95% of the total cannabinoids in the formulation is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from cannabis indica or cannabis ruderalis.
US Pat. No. 10,555,937

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

XSPRAY MICROPARTICLES AB,...

19. A pharmaceutical composition, consisting of:(a) particles consisting of
(i) a protein kinase inhibitor having a degree of amorphicity of 100% in an amount of from about 10% by weight to about 70% by weight of the particles; and
(ii) copolyvidone; and
(b) an excipient;
wherein the protein kinase inhibitor is dasatinib, dasatinib hydrate, dasatinib solvate, dasatinib salt, or combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,556,963

MEANS AND METHODS FOR COUNTERACTING MYELOPROLIFERATIVE OR LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS

AIMM THERAPEUTICS B.V., ...

1. An antibody, or a functional part thereof,wherein said functional part thereof is defined as a single chain variable fragment (scFv), a Fab fragment or a F(ab?)2 fragment;
wherein said antibody or functional part is able to bind a cell surface component of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, comprising:
a heavy chain CDR1 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 209;
a heavy chain CDR2 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 213;
a heavy chain CDR3 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 217;
a light chain CDR1 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 221;
a light chain CDR2 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 225; and
a light chain CDR3 sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 229; and
wherein said antibody is, synthetic or recombinant; and
wherein said antibody or functional part is coupled to a detectable label, a chemotherapeutic drug, a toxic moiety, a CD3-specific binding compound, another AML-specific binding compound, or a radioactive compound.
US Pat. No. 10,556,966

ANTI-HER2 ANTIBODIES AND IMMUNOCONJUGATES

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. An isolated nucleic acid encoding an antibody that binds to HER2, wherein the antibody comprises (a) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:15; (b) HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:16; (c) HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:17; (d) HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12; (e) HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:13; and (f) HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14.
US Pat. No. 10,556,972

PROCESS FOR THE POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A gas-phase process for the homopolymerization or copolymerization of olefins comprising the following steps:1) contacting, in a liquid hydrocarbon and in the absence of olefins, (a) a solid catalyst component comprising Ti, Mg, and Cl, and optionally an internal electron donor compound (ID), (b) an aluminum alkyl compound and optionally (c) an external donor compound; and
2) feeding a product of the contacting step 1) to a gas-phase polymerization reactor under polymerization conditions, wherein the contacting step 1) is carried out in the presence of H2 in an amount ranging from 0.1 to 8 g per kg of solid catalyst component (a).
US Pat. No. 10,556,982

THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE RESIN COMPOSITION HAVING ENHANCED TEXTURE AND DURABILITY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A thermoplastic polyurethane resin composition comprising:isocyanate compound;
a polyester polyol; and
a chain extender,
wherein the polyester polyol is prepared from a mixture of reactants including polytetramethylene ether glycol and polydimethylsiloxane diol,
wherein the polyester polyol is prepared from a mixture of reactants including a multifunctional carboxylic acid compound, a multifunctional alcohol compound, polytetramethylene ether glycol and polydimethylsiloxane diol, and
wherein the multifunctional alcohol compound is one or more selected from a group consisting of one or more diols selected from a group consisting of ethylene glycol, butane diol, and hexane diol; and trimethylol propane.
US Pat. No. 10,555,959

GLYCOLIPIDS AS TREATMENT FOR DISEASE

La Jolla Pharmaceutical C...

1. A method of treating a subject having a GM3 deficiency, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutic amount of a compound selected from GM1 and GD1a.
US Pat. No. 10,556,729

GAS BARRIER PACKAGING MATERIAL PRECURSOR AND GAS BARRIER PACKAGING MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A gas barrier packaging material precursor, comprising:a support;
an adhesion layer provided on one surface of the support;
a barrier layer and a protective layer formed adjacent to each other on the adhesion layer,
wherein said precursor has a laminated structure in which the adhesion layer, the barrier layer and the protective layer are formed in this order on the surface, alternatively, the adhesion layer, the protective layer, and the barrier layer are formed in this order on the surface;
wherein the adhesion layer contains a composite of a silicon compound having an isocyanate group or a hydrolysate of the compound, an acrylic polyol, or an isocyanate compound;
the barrier layer comprises a polycarboxylic acid polymer and at least one silicon compound (III) selected from the group consisting of a silane coupling agent represented by a general formula Si(OR)3Z, a hydrolysate thereof, and a condensate of these materials, wherein R denotes an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, Z denotes an organic group containing a glycidyloxy group or an amino group, and each R may be the same or different from each other;
wherein the protective layer being formed of a coating liquid containing a polyvalent metal compound, a polyester resin, and a dispersant; and the protective layer containing the polyvalent metal compound by about 40 to about 90 mass % relative to 100 mass % of the protective layer;
and wherein when the barrier layer is separated from the gas barrier packaging material precursor to measure an infrared absorption spectrum of the barrier layer by a transmission method, a ratio (?/?) of a maximum peak height (?) of absorbance in a range of about 1490 to about 1659 cm?1 to a maximum peak height (?) of absorbance in a range of about 1660 to about 1750 cm?1 is less than about 1,
wherein the acrylic polyol of the adhesion layer has a hydroxyl value in a range of 5 to 200 KOH mg/g.
US Pat. No. 10,559,805

BATTERY FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A battery module for a battery pack, the battery module comprising:a plurality of first battery cells and a plurality of second battery cells that define a first lateral side, a second lateral side, an additional side and a center region between the plurality of first battery cells and the plurality of second battery cells;
a first outer bus bar disposed proximate to the first lateral side, and operatively configured to couple the plurality of first battery cells to a first outer connecting bus bar;
a second outer bus bar disposed proximate to the second lateral side, and operatively configured to couple the plurality of second battery cells to a second outer connecting bus bar;
a first inner bus bar disposed proximate to the center region, the first inner bus bar having a first proximate end and a first distal end, and the first proximate end is affixed to a corresponding first cell tab of the plurality of first battery cells; and
a second inner bus bar disposed proximate to the center region, the second inner bus bar having a second proximate end and a second distal end, and the second proximate end is affixed to a corresponding second cell tab of the plurality of second battery cells.
US Pat. No. 10,555,969

ZEOLITE MOLECULAR SIEVES FOR THE REMOVAL OF TOXINS

FRAMEWORK THERAPEUTICS, L...

1. A method of treating or palliating elevated human blood ammonia levels, comprising administering to a human suffering from hepatic encephalopathy or cirrhosis of the liver, a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a synthetic sodium aluminosilicate zeolite and a pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvant, wherein:(a) the synthetic sodium aluminosilicate is particulate and at least 90% of the particles are of particle size from about 90 ?m to about 150 ?m;
(b) the formulation is from about 50% (w/w) to about 95% (w/w) water; and
(c) the formulation is administered in a doses of from 2 g to 15 g sodium aluminosilicate up to 4 times per day.
US Pat. No. 10,555,971

COMBINED ORGAN AND HEMATOPOIETIC CELLS FOR TRANSPLANTATION TOLERANCE OF HLA MISMATCHED GRAFTS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A kit comprising components for an engineered hematopoietic cell product for establishing mixed chimerism in a solid organ transplant recipient, wherein the components of the engineered hematopoietic cell product comprise:an effective amount of CD34+ cells/kilogram recipient weight, wherein the CD34+ cells are derived from a donor that is of an HLA type that is mismatched to the solid organ transplant recipient's HLA type; and
more than 1×107 CD3+ T cells/kilogram recipient weight, wherein the CD3+ cells are derived from the donor that is of an HLA type that is mismatched to the solid organ transplant recipient's HLA type.
US Pat. No. 10,555,975

PREVOTELLA HISTICOLA PREPARATIONS AND THE TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A powder composition comprising:(a) an anti-inflammatory effective amount of live Prevotella histicola or dead Prevotella histicola, and
(b) a botanical.
US Pat. No. 10,555,976

METHOD OF REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF SKIN CANCER IN AN INDIVIDUAL HUMAN BEING

1. A method of reducing the likelihood of skin cancer in an individual human being, said method comprising: administering a therapeutically effective amount of a bacterial formulation comprising Nitrosomonas eutropha adapted to produce p53, said bacterial formulation comprising a lotion, ointment or gel adapted to be rubbed onto a region of an individual's skin wherein at least some bacteria in the bacterial formulation have been modified by using a using a clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) CRISPR associated protein (Cas) system or a CRISPR from Prevotella and Francisella 1(Cpf1) system to remove a virulence factor of the at least some bacteria.
US Pat. No. 10,557,005

PAINTED POLYOLEFIN ARTICLES

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A painted article, comprising:a primer layer between a substrate and a paint layer, the substrate being the product of a substrate forming composition including at least 50 wt % of an olefin block copolymer, based on the total weight of the substrate forming composition, and a polypropylene polymer having a density from 0.89 g/cm3 and 0.92 g/cm3,
wherein the substrate is free of (1) phthalate-based plasticizer, (2) halogen-containing polymer, and (3) leachable, small polymeric units derived from styrene monomer, and
wherein the substrate forming composition comprises an alpha-olefin comonomer content of less than 9.7 mol %.
US Pat. No. 10,555,980

TREATMENT OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION

Vedanta Biosciences, Inc....

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

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S160123

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

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

COMPOSITION FOR BRAIN ACTIVATION, COMPRISING GINSENG FRUIT EXTRACT

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A method for activating the brain or for improving cognitive function comprising: administering a ginseng fruit extract to activate the brain, to improve cognitive function to a subject having cognitive function disorders thereof,wherein the brain is activated or improves cognitive function in a subject in need, wherein the administration is administrating the effective amount of a ginseng fruit extract orally to a subject in need, and
wherein the ginseng fruit extract is an ethanol extract of the ginseng fruit which is prepared by adding ethanol to a ginseng fruit, followed by refluxing and filtering, and then concentrating under reduced pressure, and comprises 30 wt % or more of a crude saponin based on the total weight of the ginseng fruit extract,
wherein the cognitive function disorder is one or more selected from degenerative brain diseases, alcoholic cognitive function disorder, cognitive function disorder caused by cerebral hemorrhage, loss of brain function due to accidents, aging-induced cognitive function disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
US Pat. No. 10,557,013

COATING COMPOSITION COMPRISING SUBMICRON CALCIUM CARBONATE AND USE THEREOF

OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG, O...

1. Concrete, wood, paper, metal or board coated with a glossing and opacifying coating composition comprising:(i) at least one submicron ground natural calcium carbonate (SMGCC) having a volume median particle diameter d50 of 0.05 to 0.3 ?m and a d98 of less than or equal to 0.6 ?m, and titanium dioxide, wherein the titanium dioxide:SMGCC weight ratio in the composition is from 75:25 to 98:2, and wherein the calcium carbonate is calcite, marble, chalk or limestone; and
(ii) glossing and opacifying coating composition components,
wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition has a pigment volume concentration (PVC) of from 5 vol.-% up to a critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC),
and wherein the glossing and opacifying coating composition, applied to a contrast card to form a layer having a thickness of 150 ?m or 300 ?m, has a gloss that is within ±3% of the gloss of the same composition and thickness in which the SMGCC is fully replaced with the titanium dioxide, when gloss is measured either at a 60° or an 85° incident angle according to DIN 67530.
US Pat. No. 10,555,478

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 75242840

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

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 75242840, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125325.
US Pat. No. 10,555,486

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068910

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068910, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125731.
US Pat. No. 10,555,998

INACTIVATED EQUINE INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINES

Intervet Inc., Madison, ...

1. An isolated equine influenza virus (EIV) isolate comprising a genome that encodes a hemagglutinin protein (HA) comprising an amino acid sequence that comprises 95% or greater identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; wherein the amino acid sequence of the HA:comprises an amino acid residue at position 222 other than that of a tryptophan or an arginine, and either an amino acid residue at position 223 other than that of a valine, or an amino acid residue at position 188 other than that of an asparagine; or
comprises an amino acid residue at position 222 other than that of a tryptophan or an arginine, an amino acid residue at position 223 other than that of a valine, and an amino acid residue at position 188 other than that of an asparagine;
wherein said EIV has been inactivated through being killed in an unnatural manner.
US Pat. No. 10,556,256

ANTIBACTERIAL WATER

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COM...

6. A method of producing nano-bubble water comprising not less than 2.0×108 bubbles/mL of nanobubbles, comprising forcedly dissolving a gas in the presence of polysorbate 80 and/or poly(vinyl alcohol) in a pressurized container, flashing the gas into nano-bubble water through a nozzle, whereby the gas is supersaturated by depressurization and released as a mixture of micro-bubbles or nano-bubbles in the nano-bubble water, and allowing the micro-bubbles to naturally float and be released from the nano-bubble water, to produce the nano-bubble water comprising not less than 2.0×108 bubbles/mL of nanobubbles.
US Pat. No. 10,555,487

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067694

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067694, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125772.
US Pat. No. 10,557,026

COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYPROPYLENE, POLYETHYLENE, AND A COMPATILIZER

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising polypropylene, polyethylene and a compatibiliser, wherein said compatibiliser is a non-aromatic polyester having an average M/E ratio of at least 10, wherein M is the number of backbone carbon atoms in the polyester not including the carbonyl carbons and E is the number of ester groups in the polyester.
US Pat. No. 10,556,001

THERMAL INACTIVATION OF ROTAVIRUS

The united States of Amer...

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

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

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) comprisinga) a propylene homopolymer (HPP) having a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 100 to 300 g/10 min, and
b) an elastomeric propylene-ethylene copolymer (E),
wherein the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO)
(i) has a melt flow rate MFR2 (230° C.) measured according to ISO 1133 in the range of 20 to 35 g/10 min,
(ii) comprises a xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction in an amount from 28 to 38 wt.-%, based on the total weight of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO),
wherein further the xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO) has
(iii) an intrinsic viscosity (IV) in the range of 2.5 to 3.5 dl/g, and
(iv) an ethylene content (EC) of 15 to 35 wt.-% based on the total weight of the xylene cold soluble (XCS) fraction of the heterophasic propylene copolymer (HECO).
US Pat. No. 10,559,850

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING CYCLIC SULFATES

Solvay SA, Brussels (BE)...

1. An electrolyte composition comprising:a) an organic carbonate selected from ethylene carbonate and/or propylene carbonate;
b) a fluorinated acyclic carboxylic acid ester selected from CH3—COO—CH2CF2H;
c) a cyclic sulfate selected from one of ethylene sulfate or propylene sulfate; and
d) at least one electrolyte salt;
wherein the electrolyte composition comprises about 0.5 weight percent to about 3 weight percent of the cyclic sulfate.
US Pat. No. 10,556,006

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE

TAIGA BIOTECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method of treating a viral infection, comprising administering to an individual in need thereof a fusion peptide comprising:a. a transporter peptide sequence; and
b. a MYC polypeptide sequence,wherein the transporter peptide sequence transports the fusion peptide into the nucleus of an immune cell in the individual.
US Pat. No. 10,557,034

IONIZING-RADIATION-RESISTANT POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND MOLDED PRODUCT COMPRISING SAME

Lotte Advanced Materials ...

1. A polycarbonate resin composition comprising:about 100 parts by weight of a polycarbonate resin;
about 0.001 to about 5 parts by weight of a polyalkylene glycol;
about 0.001 to about 3 parts by weight of an epoxy ester compound containing an ester group and an epoxy group; and
about 0.01 to about 5 parts by weight of a halogenated polycarbonate oligomer.
US Pat. No. 10,557,040

ANTI-CORROSION COATINGS LOADED WITH MESOSTRUCTURED PARTICLES

AIRBUS, Blagnac (FR)

1. A coating comprising at least one layer comprising individual and mesostructured spherical micrometric particles, said mesostructured spherical micrometric particles being loaded with at least one element selected from among functional corrosion-inhibiting molecules and functional corrosion-inhibiting nano-objects and formed by a continuous non-dissociable nebulization of a liquid solution at a predetermined molar concentration in a solvent to obtain a fog of solution droplets and heating the fog solution droplets to evaporate the solvent and volatile compounds in a single reactor, the liquid solution comprising one or more precursors from a three-dimensional network of particles and said at least one element chosen from the functional corrosion-inhibiting molecules and the functional corrosion-inhibiting nano-objects; and wherein said at least one layer is a sealed hybrid organic-inorganic layer, containing a sol-gel or sealed primer layer, that is closed and sealed to limit penetration of corrosive materials.
US Pat. No. 10,556,015

LYSOSOMAL TARGETING OF ENZYMES, AND USES THEREOF

Criteo S.A., Paris (FR)

1. A targeted therapeutic fusion protein comprising a lysosomal enzyme fused to a lysosomal targeting moiety comprising a proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) protein comprising amino acid substitutions S386A and F379A.
US Pat. No. 10,557,042

SLIPPERY LIQUID-INFUSED POROUS SURFACES THAT PREVENT MICROBIAL SURFACE FOULING

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A slippery liquid-infused porous surface (SLIPS) that controllably releases a molecule, wherein said slippery oil-infused surface comprises:a) a porous matrix having nanoscale or microscale porosity;
b) an oil covering at least a portion of the porous matrix, wherein said oil at least partially fills the pores of the porous matrix; and
c) one or more small-molecule compounds, wherein the one or more small-molecule compounds are located on the surface or in said porous matrix, within said oil, or both,
wherein the slippery oil-infused surface is able to controllably release the one or more small-molecule compounds when the slippery oil-infused surface is immersed into media.
US Pat. No. 10,556,019

HUMAN MICRORNAS FOR TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT TUMOURS

1. A method of treatment of breast cancer, comprising:administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a nucleic acid molecule consisting essentially of a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO 001 and SEQ ID NO 002,wherein the nucleic acid molecule initiates apoptosis in cancerous cells, thereby treating the breast cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,556,798

SYNTHESIS OF FLUORINATED GRAPHENE OXIDE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY, Thu...

1. A method for synthesis of about 0.5 to about 1.5 at. % fluorinated grapheme oxide comprising:mixing about n grams of graphite with about 5*n to about 40*n ml HF in a solution of about 50*n to about 150*n ml of H2SO4/H3PO4 at a ratio of 10-x:x, where x=0.1 to 4 with stirring at a temperature of about 30 to about 80° C. for a first period of time to generate a first mixture;
adding about 3*n to about 10*n g KMnO4 to the first mixture to generate a second mixture and stirring the second mixture at a temperature of about 40 to about 80° C. for a second period of time;
adding the second mixture to a container containing about 50*n to about 250*n ml of ice and about 1*n to about 10*n ml of H2O2 to generate a third mixture;
separating solid comprising about 0.5 to about 1.5 at. % fluorinated grapheme oxide from the third mixture;
rinsing the fluorinated graphene oxide; and
drying the fluorinated graphene oxide.
US Pat. No. 10,557,055

CONFORMABLE COATING COMPOSITION COMPRISING FLUORINATED COPOLYMER

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A conformable coating composition comprising:a (meth)acrylate copolymer comprising interpolymerized monomer units of 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl acrylate in an amount ranging from 10-40 wt-% based on the weight of the (meth)acrylate copolymer; and
a volatile solvent having a solubility parameter from 4.9-12.5 (cal/cm3)1/2, wherein the volatile solvent is selected from the group consisting of volatile linear and cyclic siloxanes, volatile polydimethylsiloxanes, isooctane, octane, and combinations thereof, and
wherein the conformable coating composition is free of polymerizable cyanoacrylate monomer.
US Pat. No. 10,555,525

METHOD OF IMPROVING TURFGRASS ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A method for controlling or suppressing abiotic stress in turfgrass, comprising applying to the turfgrass or to the locus of the turfgrass, a turf quality improving non-phytotoxic amount of a composition comprising a mixture of acibenzolar-S-methyl and fluazinam, wherein the acibenzolar-S-methyl is applied at a rate of from 4 to 20 g/ha.
US Pat. No. 10,555,529

COMPOSITION FOR THE CONTROL OF GRAPEVINE ESCA DISEASE, BLACK DEAD ARM DISEASE, AND/OR EUTYPA DIEBACK DISEASE

RIKEN, Wako-Shi, Saitama...

1. A method for controlling at least one disease selected from grapevine ESCA disease, black dead arm disease, and Eutypa dieback disease, the method comprising applying to a grape a composition comprising potassium carbonate as an active ingredient.
US Pat. No. 10,555,530

BIOCIDE COMPOSITIONS BASED ON CALCIUM FLUORIDE AS WELL AS USES THEREOF

FLECHSIG PATENT COMPANY, ...

1. A biocide composition comprising at least the following components:a) calcium fluoride in a range from 5 ppm to 5,000 ppm;
b) a salicylic acid ester in a range from 5 ppm to 80,000 ppm;
c) at least one organic acid selected from the group consisting of cinnamic acid, rosmarinic acid, vanillic acid, ascorbic acid, abscisic acid, mandelic acid, mevalonic acid, aspartic acid, salicylic acid, fumaric acid, isocitric acid, gallic acid, quinic acid, boswellic acid, carnosic acid, chlorogene acid, caffeic acid, otherhydroxycarboxylic acids, salts and esters thereof, thymol and citronellal, wherein the at least one organic acid is present in a range from 5 ppm to 80,000 ppm;d) a poly(alkylene)guanidin in a range from 5 ppm to 50,000 ppm; and
e) water in a range from 785,000 ppm to 999,980 ppm,wherein the biocide composition is effective for use as a crop protection product and is free of ethanol, propanol, hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide.
US Pat. No. 10,555,534

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

Spogen Biotech Inc., St....

1. A recombinant Bacillus cereus family member that expresses a fusion protein, wherein the fusion protein comprises:a targeting sequence or exosporium protein that is capable of targeting the fusion protein to the exosporium of the recombinant Bacillus cereus family member; and
at least one plant growth stimulating protein or peptide, wherein the plant growth stimulating protein or peptide comprises a chitosanase, a protease, a phosphatase, a nitrogenase, a nuclease, a glucosidase, a flagellin protein, or a flagellin peptide.
US Pat. No. 10,557,074

METHODS OF CEMENTING A WELLBORE WITH THE USE OF AN OIL SWELLABLE ELASTOMER

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of cementing a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the method comprising:injecting into the wellbore an oil-based fluid;
injecting into the wellbore a cement spacer fluid comprising an aqueous carrier, an oil swellable elastomer, and a viscosifier, the oil swellable elastomer comprising styrene ethylene butadiene styrene, and the viscosifier comprising diutan gum;
contacting the oil-based fluid with the cement spacer fluid to swell the oil swellable elastomer in the cement spacer fluid;
injecting a cement slurry into the wellbore; and
allowing the cement slurry to set,
wherein the cement spacer fluid comprises about 0.5 to about 24 pounds of the oil swellable elastomer per gallon of the cement spacer fluid; and
the weight ratio of the oil-swellable elastomer to the viscosifier is about 95:5 to about 90:10.
US Pat. No. 10,557,077

OIL-BASED COMPOSITIONS FOR DISPERSING ASPHALTENES AND PARAFFINS

1. An oil based composition, comprising from 0.01 to 1.0 wt % of bismuth nanoparticles; from 90 to 99 wt % of a fatty acid methyl ester non-polar solvent; and an organic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,559,392

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PARTICLES USING PROJECTED LIGHT

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A system for controlling particles using projected light, the system comprising:a particle system configured to provide a plurality of particles;
an optical source configured to generate a beam of light with a frequency shifted from an atomic resonance of the plurality of particles; and
a beam filter positioned between the particle system and plurality of particles, and comprising a first mask, a first lens, a second mask, and a second lens,
wherein the optical source, beam filter, and particle system are arranged such that the beam of light from the optical source passes through the beam filter, and is projected on the plurality of particles to form an optical pattern that controls the positions of the particles in space.
US Pat. No. 10,557,861

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND BIOMARKERS FOR DETERMINING THE METABOLIC STATE OF RED BLOOD CELLS AND PLATELETS

UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND, CE...

1. An analytical storage device comprising:a storage container configured to store a composition comprising red blood cells (RBCs) and an additive solution;
a test portion comprising a test label, the test portion mechanically coupled to the storage container, the test label comprising:
(a) a testing module comprising a detector comprising reagents and configured to carry out a test reaction of the RBCs with the reagents to detect a metabolic state of red blood cells (RBCs) as indicated by a concentration of one or more biomarkers of the metabolic state of RBCs selected from the group consisting of hypoxanthine, inosine, adenine, glucose, lactate, Na+, K+, and pyruvate, wherein the hypoxanthine and adenine are extracellular; and
(b) an analytical module configured to assign one phase out of three possible phases to the RBC sample indicative of the metabolic state of the RBCs and based on the concentration of the one or more biomarkers of the metabolic state of RBCs, the three possible phases comprising:
(i) a First Phase when a comparison of a measured ratio of glucose:lactate and a ratio of Na+:K+matches the values of an RBC control having predetermined values indicated for the metabolic state of the RBCs for the First Phase; and optionally, when one or more of a concentration of inosine, a ratio of hypoxanthine:adenine, a ratio of inosine:adenine, and a concentration of pyruvate, match values of the RBC control having predetermined values indicated for the metabolic state of the RBCs for First Phase;
(ii) a Second Phase when the ratio of hypoxanthine:adenine matches a value of an RBC control having predetermined values indicated for the metabolic state of the RBCs for the Second Phase; and optionally when the concentration of inosine and/or the ratio of inosine:adenine matches values of the RBC control having predetermined values indicated for the metabolic state of the RBCs for Second Phase; and
(iii) a Third Phase when the concentration of hypoxanthine or the ratio of hypoxanthine:adenine, matches values of an RBC control having predetermined values indicated for the metabolic state of the RBCs for the Third Phase; and optionally when one or more of the concentration of adenine, pCO2:pH, the ratio of inosine:adenine and the concentration of inosine match values of the RBC control having predetermined values indicated for the metabolic state of the RBCs for the Third Phase; and
an indicator operably connected to the test portion comprising the test label and configured to (i) receive, from the analytical module of the test label, the assigned phase and (ii) display the phase.
US Pat. No. 10,557,099

OIL BASED PRODUCT FOR TREATING VANADIUM RICH OILS

General Electric Company,...

1. An oil-based fuel additive composition for use in a vanadium-containing ash bearing fuel, the composition comprising:an oil-based carrier solvent;
a first inhibitor and a second inhibitor that each, when combusted with the vanadium-containing ash bearing fuel in a combustion apparatus, retard vanadium corrosion resulting from combustion of the fuel in the combustion apparatus, wherein the first and second inhibitors are each dispersed in the oil-based carrier solvent, and wherein the first and second inhibitors each, independently, comprise a rare earth element compound, an alkaline earth element compound, or a combination thereof;
a third inhibitor dispersed in the oil-based carrier solvent that retards combustion-related contaminant corrosion in the combustion apparatus, wherein the third inhibitor comprises a non-vanadium first row transition metal or main group metal compound;
a fourth inhibitor dispersed in the oil-based carrier solvent that retards non-combustion related corrosion;
an asphaltene dispersant dispersed in the oil-based carrier solvent;
a combustion additive dispersed in the oil-based carrier solvent that improves combustion of the fuel; and
a stabilizer that stabilizes dispersion of the first inhibitor, the second inhibitor, the third inhibitor, the fourth inhibitor, the asphaltene dispersant, and/or the combustion additive in the oil-based carrier solvent,
wherein the oil-based fuel additive composition is comprised of 10-30 wt % of the first inhibitor, the second inhibitor, the third inhibitor, the fourth inhibitor, the asphaltene dispersant, the combustion additive, and the stabilizer with the remainder comprised of oil-based carrier solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,557,102

LUBRICANT FOR MARINE ENGINES

TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES,...

1. A lubricant composition for marine engines, comprising:at least 40% by weight of lubricant base oil,
at least one fatty amine of formula (I):
R1R2N—(CH2)3—[NH(CH2)3]n—NH2   (I)
wherein:
R1 represents a saturated, linear or branched alkyl group comprising at least 14 carbon atoms,
R2 represents a saturated, linear or branched alkyl group comprising at least 14 carbon atoms,
n represents 0, 1 or 2,
the fatty amine having a BN determined according to standard ASTM D-2896 ranging from 150 to 350 milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of amine, and
at least 3% by weight of overbased detergent and/or neutral detergent relative to a total weight of the composition, the overbased and/or neutral detergent selected so that a BN provided by the overbased and/or neutral detergent represents a contribution of greater than 40 mg KOH/g of lubricant,
wherein a mass percentage of fatty amine of formula (I) relative to the total weight of the lubricant composition is from 0.1 to 15% and is chosen so that a BN provided by the fatty amine of formula (I) represents a contribution of from 5 to 30 milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of lubricant, and
said lubricant composition having a BN determined according to standard ASTM D-2896 of at least 74 milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram of lubricant composition and a kinematic viscosity measured according to standard ASTM D445 at 100° C. ranging from 12.5 to 26.1 cSt.
US Pat. No. 10,559,407

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ELECTRICAL WIRE MOLDED BODY

Riken Technos Corporation...

1. A process for producing an electrical wire molded body comprising:melting and kneading 30 parts to 100 parts by weight of component (a): a polyethylene-based resin, 0 part to 40 parts by weight of component (b): a polypropylene-based resin, 0 part to 40 parts by weight of component (c): a block copolymer of an aromatic vinyl-based compound and a conjugated diene-based compound and/or a hydrogenated product thereof, 5 parts to 15 parts by weight of component (d): an acid-modified resin and 0 part to 30 parts by weight of component (e): a non-aromatic softening agent for rubber (provided that the total amount of the components (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) is defined as 100 parts by weight), and 0.2 parts to 0.6 parts by weight of component (f): an organic peroxide, 1 part to 6 parts by weight of component (g): a silane coupling agent and 50 parts to 250 parts by weight of component (h): a metal hydrate based on 100 parts by weight of the total amount of the components (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e), all at once, at a temperature equal to or higher than the reaction temperature of the component (f): organic peroxide, to react the resin component comprising (a) to (e) with the silane coupling agent (g) thereby producing component (A) which is a silane crosslinkable flame retardant polyolefin comprising a reactant of the resin component with the silane coupling agent;
melting and kneading 100 parts by weight of at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of the components (a), (b) and (c) and 0.1 part to 8 parts by weight of component (i): a silanol condensation catalyst, to produce component (B), which is a silanol catalyst resin composition; and
mixing the components (A) and (B) in a ratio of (A):(B)=10:1 to 100:1 (weight ratio) to form a mixture, melt molding the mixture on a conductor to form a molded body and then crosslinking the molded body in the presence of water.
US Pat. No. 10,557,115

MEDIUM CONTAINING URIDINE AND N-ACETYL-D-MANNOSAMINE

JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., ...

1. A cell culture medium, comprising:uridine at a concentration of 0.5 to 10 mM; and
N-acetyl-D-mannosamine at a concentration of 1 to 15 mM.
US Pat. No. 10,557,116

TREATMENT OF LUNG AND PULMONARY DISEASES AND DISORDERS

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A method of reducing vascular leak, edema, or inflammation in a lung of a patient having hyperoxia or acute lung injury comprising systemically administering to the patient an effective amount of umbilical cord tissue-derived cells, wherein the umbilical cord tissue-derived cells are isolated from human umbilical cord tissue substantially free of blood, are capable of self-renewal and expansion in culture, have the potential to differentiate into cells of at least a lung tissue, and do not express CD117, hTERT or telomerase, andwherein the levels of keratinocyte factor, gamma interferon-inducible cytokine, interleukin 1-alpha and monocyte chemotactic factor-1 are reduced in the lung of the patient having hyperoxia or acute lung injury.
US Pat. No. 10,557,120

OSTEOBLAST AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

KYOTO PREFECTURAL PUBLIC ...

1. A method of generating an osteoblast from a somatic cell of a mammal, the method comprising introducing a reprogramming-related gene or an expression product thereof into the somatic cell, wherein the osteoblast is directly induced from the somatic cell without first becoming an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell or an embryonic stem (ES) cell, and wherein the reprogramming-related gene or the expression product thereof to be introduced into the somatic cell consists of one combination selected from the group consisting of Oct4L, Oct4M, and Oct4LM, where M represents “c-Myc” and L represents “L-Myc”.
US Pat. No. 10,557,123

METHODS FOR REPROGRAMMING CELLS AND USES THEREOF

Genesis Technologies Limi...

1. A method of obtaining a neural multipotent or unipotent cell, comprising:i) providing a cell of a first type which is not a neural multipotent or unipotent cell;
ii) increasing expression of at least one neural multipotent or unipotent gene regulator in the cell of a first type, to a level at which the at least one neural multipotent or unipotent gene regulator is capable of driving transformation of the cell of a first type into the neural multipotent or unipotent cell, wherein the at least one multipotent or unipotent gene regulator is Musashi1 (Msi1), Neurogenin 2 (Ngn2), or both Msi1 and Ngn2; and
iii) placing or maintaining the cell in a neural cell culture medium and maintaining sufficient intracellular levels of the at least one multipotent or unipotent gene regulator for a sufficient period of time to allow a stable neural multipotent or unipotent cell to be obtained.
US Pat. No. 10,557,128

PSMA BINDING LIGAND-LINKER CONJUGATES AND METHODS FOR USING

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A conjugate, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising a ligand of PSMA (B), a linker (L), and a drug (D), wherein the ligand includes one or more of a carbon-sulfur double bond, a phosphorus-sulfur double bond, a phosphorus-sulfur single bond, a thioester, or a combination thereof, and wherein the linker is covalently bound to the drug and the linker is covalently bound to the ligand, and wherein the linker comprises a chain of at least seven atoms, and wherein the linker does not include a releasable linker.
US Pat. No. 10,557,138

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR VIRUS CONTROL IN VARROA MITE AND BEES

BEEOLOGICS, INC., St. Lo...

1. A method of reducing viral load or suppressing viral replication in a Varroa destructor mite infected by a virus, the method comprising providing to the Varroa destructor mite infected by a virus a composition comprising an effective amount of at least one double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) which comprises a nucleic acid sequence that is identical or complementary to a sequence of at least 21 contiguous nucleotides of a viral gene in said virus, wherein the dsRNA downregulates expression of said viral gene in the Varroa destructor mite, thereby reducing viral load or suppressing viral replication in the Varroa destructor mite.
US Pat. No. 10,557,143

TRANSGENIC PLANTS HAVING INCREASED TOLERANCE TO ALUMINUM

Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oa...

1. A transgenic plant or progeny thereof comprising a nucleic acid, said nucleic acid comprising a regulatory region operably linked to a polynucleotide, wherein the polynucleotide has 95 percent or greater sequence identity to the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1 or wherein the polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide having 95 percent or greater sequence identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:2, wherein the regulatory region is heterologous with respect to the polynucleotide, and wherein the transgenic plant has been selected for increased yield when grown in soil comprising elevated levels of Al3+ as compared to the corresponding yield of a control plant that does not comprise said nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,557,148

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETERRING FEEDING BY PSYLLIDS

Cornell University, Itha...

1. A plant comprising at least a single transgene encoding a heterologous polypeptide conferring on said plant expressing said polypeptide resistance to a hemipteroid sap-sucking insect;wherein said transgene comprises a lectin gene having at least 95% identity to SEQ ID NO:5; and wherein said heterologous polypeptide has at least 95% identity to SEQ ID NO:6.
US Pat. No. 10,557,153

DEGRADATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIAL

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A method for the treatment of corn stover which method comprises contacting pretreated corn stover with a composition comprising three or more enzyme activities, said enzyme activities being cellulase and/or hemicellulase activities, wherein:a) the composition comprises an endoglucanase, cellobiohydrolase and ?-glucosidase which are derived from Talaromyces emersonii and the composition is provided in an amount from 0.15 to 1.5 mg enzyme protein per gram corn stover dry matter (mg EP/g CS dm)
b) the pH during the treatment is about 4.5 or lower,
c) the pretreated corn stover is produced by a method comprising exposing corn stover to an acid prior to contacting the corn stover with the composition,
d) the treatment is carried out at a dry matter content of 15% to 25%; and
e) said method results in at least 80% conversion of cellulose to a sugar or sugars.
US Pat. No. 10,557,155

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BIOLOGICAL COAL-TO-BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS

The University of Wyoming...

1. A method for producing biofuel from coal comprising the steps of:pretreating coal first with an alkali comprising NaOH and second with an acid comprising H2SO4 to provide solubilized coal;
removing water insoluble fractions from said solubilized coal;
bioreacting said solubilized coal with at least one type of coal-utilizing bacteria;
generating biomass and lipids from said step of bioreacting said solubilized coal with at least one type of coal-utilizing bacteria;
converting said lipids into biodiesel with a transesterification reaction in a biodiesel production unit;
producing biodiesel and glycerol from said transesterification reaction;
collecting said biodiesel and glycerol;
anaerobically digesting excess biomass that cannot be converted into biodiesel;
producing methane from said step of anaerobically digesting said excess biomass; and
adding at least some of said glycerol to said step of anaerobically digesting said excess biomass.
US Pat. No. 10,557,161

RECOMBINANT HUMAN ADA2 AND ADA2 FUSION PROTEINS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ADA2 DEFICIENCIES

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an isolated human adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) protein, or biologically active fragment thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the ADA2 protein, or biologically active fragment thereof, increases differentiation of monocytes into M2 macrophages, and wherein the ADA2 protein, or biologically active fragment thereof, comprises SEQ ID NO:1, or a functional peptide having one or more asparagine-to-alanine substitutions at amino acid position 127, 174, 185, and/or 378 of SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,555,894

PLANT EXTRACT COMPRISING SUCROSE ESTERS AS AN ACTIVE AGENT FOR USE IN COSMETIC, DERMATOLOGICAL OR NUTRICOSMETIC COMPOSITION

COSMO INTERNATIONAL INGRE...

1. A cosmetic, dermatological or nutracosmetic composition comprising:an effective amount of a plant extract from the calyx of one of the many plants of the Solanaceae family, of the Physalis genus, comprising mainly one or more moderately polar to non-polar sucrose esters having a carbon number of acyl groups from C1 to C10 for use as an active ingredient that is biologically active on skin, skin appendages and mucous membranes apart from any anti-inflammatory activity of the active ingredient, and
a physiological medium suitable for topical or oral administration,
wherein the composition is in the form of an oil-in-water or water-in-oil emulsion or multiple emulsions, or in the form of a a capsule, or tablet.
US Pat. No. 10,557,177

METHODS FOR ASSESSING TOXICITY

NANJING UNIVERSITY, Nanj...

2. A method for detecting water toxicity, comprising:ligating a CHOP promoter and a secreted embryonic alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) gene in a lentiviral plasmid to construct a lentiviral CHOP-SEAP plasmid vector;
transfecting the lentiviral CHOP-SEAP plasmid vector into Hela cells to construct a reporter gene cell line comprising transfected Hela cells;
concentrating 5 L water samples by solid phase extraction and then diluting with 2% DMSO to 1 mL to obtain concentrated water samples; diluting the concentrated water samples to four dilutions respectively comprising by volume 0, 0.02%, 1%, and 2% of the concentrated water samples;
performing parallel comparison tests and exposing the transfected Hela cells to the four dilutions for 24 hours to obtain treated Hela cells;
incubating culture supernatants of the treated Hela cells at 65° C. for 30 minutes; anddetecting a SEAP activity of the culture supernatants of the treated Hela cells by a SEAP Reporter Gene Assay kit;wherein:
detecting the SEAP activity comprises diluting the cell-based alkaline phosphatase standard to obtain standard dilutions; adding the standard dilutions and the culture supernatants of the treated Hela cells to a 96-well white plate and adding the SEAP substrate to each well; and incubating the 96-well white plate at room temperature for 10-30 minutes and detecting the chemiluminescence of the standard dilutions and the culture supernatants of the treated Hela cells.
US Pat. No. 10,557,178

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

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FIS...

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

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PASIREOTIDE

BIOPHORE INDIA PHARMACEUT...

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

FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR VAGINAL DELIVERY OF ANTIPROGENSTINS

ALLERGAN PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation for vaginal use, comprising a mucoadhesive capsule comprising pullulan and a capsule fill formulation comprising CDB-2914 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof dispersed in an excipient mixture comprising (a) isopropyl myristate or isopropyl palmitate and (b) a polyethylene glycol, wherein the capsule fill formulation produces an increased AUC with vaginal administration as compared to a capsule fill formulations lacking isopropyl myristate or isopropyl palmitate.
US Pat. No. 10,557,695

COMPOSITE MATERIAL HAVING AN INTERNAL SKELETON STRUCTURE

Amaranthine Resources, LL...

1. A skeletal composite material comprising:a skeleton structure positioned in a matrix, the skeleton structure being separate and distinct from the matrix;
wherein the skeletal composite material is formed by solid-state consolidation of the skeleton structure and powder particles that form the matrix, the solid-state consolidation comprising in-situ shear deformation of the powder particles; and
wherein the skeletal composite material is at least substantially free of inter-facial reactions between the powder particles as well as between the powder particles and the skeleton structure.

US Pat. No. 10,560,953

ANTENNA TUNING DEVICES AND ANTENNA TUNING METHODS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An antenna tuning method of wireless communication equipment, the antenna tuning method comprising:performing multiple sampling based on transmission signals applied to an antenna and reception signals corresponding to the transmission signals during a measurement period for which a first frequency is allocated to the transmission signals, such that a plurality of instances of sampling data are generated based on the multiple sampling, each instance of sampling data including data corresponding to the transmission signal and data corresponding to the reception signals;
calculating a parameter associated with antenna tuning based on the plurality of instances of sampling data; and
tuning the antenna based on the parameter,
wherein the transmission signals include a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal, the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal sequentially applied to the antenna during the measurement period, and
the performing of the multiple sampling includes
performing first sampling on both the first transmission signal and a first reception signal, the first reception signal corresponding to a return signal of the first transmission signal; and
performing second sampling on both the second transmission signal and a second reception signal, the second reception signal corresponding to a reflection signal of the second transmission signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,912

WIRELESS DEVICE RANGING

Provenance Asset Group LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,879

TECHNIQUES FOR ESTABLISHING A SECURE CONNECTION BETWEEN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND A LOCAL AREA NETWORK VIA AN ACCESS NODE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a wireless device, the method comprising:establishing a connection with an access node (AN) of a local area network (LAN);
transmitting a query to the AN for an indication of one or more protocol end points for an authentication;
receiving a response to the query comprising authentication end point information that includes the indication of the one or more protocol end points for the authentication, wherein the one or more protocol end points comprise a non-access stratum (NAS) layer, a radio resource control (RRC) layer, or both the NAS layer and the RRC layer;
determining to perform the authentication via at least one of the one or more protocol end points based at least in part on the received indication of the one or more protocol end points;
transmitting an authentication indication comprising the determination to perform the authentication; and
performing the authentication via the connection established with the AN and the at least one of the one or more protocol end points, based at least in part on the determination to perform the authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,878

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication system comprising:a first terminal with a floor granted, the first terminal, in operation, transmits data to a communication node; and
a second terminal, which, in operation, receives the data from the communication node, wherein
the first terminal, in operation, uses either of a first service performing communication with the communication node via a base station, or a second service performing communication with the communication node via a relay terminal,
when switching a radio connection destination from the base station to the relay terminal during use of the first service or from the relay terminal to the base station during use of the second service, the first terminal transmits a pause request to the communication node to pause data transmission from the communication node to the second terminal, and buffers, subsequent to the pause request being transmitted, the data generated during the switching of the radio connection destination, and
after completion of the switching of the radio connection destination, the first terminal transmits the buffered data to the communication node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,873

RECEPTION METHOD OF MTC DEVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink data, the method being performed by a wireless device, the method comprising:receiving a downlink control information (DCI) including a resource block assignment (RA) field, which is generated based on an NRBDL,
wherein the NRBDL indicates a number of one or more resource blocks (RBs) and is used for expressing a bandwidth of the wireless device,
wherein the bandwidth for the wireless device is limited to be smaller than a downlink system bandwidth of a cell; and
receiving a downlink data via a downlink data channel, based on the DCI,
wherein the DCI is repeated on a first plurality of downlink subframes, and
wherein the downlink data is repeated on a second plurality of downlink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,867

REDUCING INTERMODULATION DISTORTION IN A RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A radio frequency (RF) circuit comprising:a common node coupled to an antenna;
multiplexer circuitry coupled to the common node and comprising a first transmit filter, a second transmit filter, and a first receive filter, wherein:
the first transmit filter is configured to provide an RF uplink signal in a first uplink band to the common node in an uplink carrier aggregation (ULCA) mode;
the second transmit filter is configured to provide the RF uplink signal in a second uplink band to the common node in the ULCA mode;
the first receive filter is configured to receive an RF downlink signal in a first downlink band from the common node; and
at the common node, the RF uplink signal comprises an intermodulation distortion (IMD) product that falls within the first downlink band;
tunable reflection circuitry coupled to a ground;
a shunt path switch disposed between the first receive filter and the tunable reflection circuitry; and
control circuitry configured to control the shunt path switch to couple the first receive filter to the tunable reflection circuitry to form an IMD shunt path from the common node to the ground to attenuate the IMD product to the ground in the RF uplink signal in the ULCA mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,859

CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION MEASUREMENT METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a channel quality indicator (CQI) report by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, configuration information indicating resources for a channel state information (CSI) measurement;
receiving, by the UE, signaling information indicating that a base station occupies a carrier on an unlicensed band in at least one subframe, from the base station;
identifying, by the UE, at least one subframe in which the base station occupies the carrier on the unlicensed band, based on the signaling information;
generating a CQI report based on measurement results at the at least one identified subframe, while excluding a measurement result of at least one subframe in which the base station does not occupy a carrier on the unlicensed band; and
transmitting the CQI report to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,560,858

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING MEASUREMENT FOR DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing measurement on a serving cell based on both a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) and a discovery reference signal (DRS);
performing measurement on a neighbor cell based on both the CRS and the DRS;
receiving a first reference signal (RS) indicator from a network, wherein the first RS indicator indicates one of a measurement result based on CRS of the serving cell and a measurement result based on DRS of the serving cell;
receiving a second RS indicator from the network, wherein the second RS indicator indicates one of a measurement result based on CRS of the neighbor cell and a measurement result based on DRS of the neighbor cell;
determining whether a measurement report triggering event is satisfied or not, by comparing the measurement result of the serving cell indicated by the first RS indicator and the measurement result of the neighbor cell indicated by the second RS indicator; and
triggering a measurement report when the measurement report triggering event is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,560,832

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERWORKING BETWEEN DEVICES FOR SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A second device comprising:an interface unit; and
a controller electrically coupled with the interface unit and configured to:
control the interface unit to receive interworking information regarding a first device from a server;
discover interoperable devices;
identify an interworking history generated based on the interworking information; and
display the first device and the interworking history, on a list of interoperable devices,
wherein the interworking history indicates previous interworking between the first device and a third device having a same account as the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,831

PROVIDING ASSISTANCE IN AN EMERGENCY

Noonlight, Inc., St. Lou...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium of a mobile user device having stored thereon machine-readable computer program instructions for an emergency alarm application, said program instructions causing the machine to perform the steps of:displaying on a display of said mobile user device a user interface comprising a touch-operable control;
in response to a user touching said touch-operable control, sending to an alarm server over a telecommunications network a data structure including:
an indication of a previously stored user profile data record for said user, said previously stored user profile data record including a phone number for said mobile user device;
an indication that said emergency alarm application is armed; and
a geographic location of said mobile user device;while said user continues to touch said touch-operable control, transmitting to said alarm server at regular intervals an updated geographic location of said mobile user device;only upon said user discontinuing to touch said touch-operable control, displaying on said display an interface for entering a password;
in response to said password being entered correctly within a predetermined amount of time, transmitting to said alarm server an updated geographic location of said mobile user device and an indication that said emergency alarm application is disarmed and there is no emergency condition for said user; and
in response to said password not being entered correctly within a predetermined amount of time:
transmitting to said alarm server an updated geographic location of said mobile user device and an indication of an emergency condition for said user;
receiving a text message requesting confirmation of an emergency;
receiving a voice call requesting confirmation of an emergency; and
receiving an indication that a first responder has been dispatched to a location, said location being determined based on said updated geographic location of said mobile user device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,816

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING SOFTWARE IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a communication unit;
a memory; and
a processor configured to:
identify subscriber identity module (SIM) information corresponding to a SIM, which is functionally connected with the electronic device,
control the communication unit to transmit the SIM information to a server,
control the communication unit to receive, from the server, software configuration information required by at least one network provider corresponding to the SIM information, the software configuration information being added to existing information related to the SIM information or the existing information is changed to the software configuration information,
determine at least one of setting information and information related to applications or resources being installed to change the software configuration information included in a software stored in the memory, based at least in part on the received software configuration information, and
in response to determining the at least one of the setting information and the information related to the applications or the resources, set a specific function of the electronic device according to the setting information or install the applications or the resources.

US Pat. No. 10,560,813

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDEX-CODED MULTICAST TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting downlink data by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a first user equipment (UE), a first request signal for first data;
receiving, from a second UE, a second request signal for second data;
grouping the first and the second UEs into a multicast group, and
transmitting, to the first and the second UEs, downlink data based on reception of cashed information for the multicast group,
wherein one transmission packet generated based on an exclusive OR (XOR) operation for the first and the second data, is transmitted to the first and the second UEs based on a first transmission time, when the cashed information is received,
wherein the first and the second data are transmitted respectively to the first and the second UEs based on a same second transmission time, when the cashed information is not received, and
when the first transmission time is a transmission time obtained for the one transmission packet, based on consideration of all channel environments between UEs in the multicast group and the BS.

US Pat. No. 10,560,807

SMART SIGNALING OF LOCATION UPDATES FOR ARRIVAL ESTIMATION AND GENERATION OF ARRIVAL ALERTS

CURBSIDE INC., Palo Alto...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing arrival alerts, the method comprising:receiving a first location update from a tracking device;
determining a remaining time for the tracking device to reach a destination location;
determining whether the remaining time is within a threshold time of a timing of an arrival alert to be sent to a device associated with the destination location;
based on whether the remaining time is within the threshold time or not, configuring the tracking device to send location updates to a server in one of a continuous reporting mode or a significant reporting mode, wherein the tracking device is configured to send the location updates to the server less frequently in the significant reporting mode compared to the continuous reporting mode; and
determining when to send the arrival alert to the device associated with the destination location based on one or more of the location updates received from the tracking device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,804

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATIONS AND FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS

Location Labs, Inc., Eme...

1. A computer-implemented method of enabling device use, the method comprising:enabling selection by a first device user of a restricted internet site category by a computing system via a network;
at least one of transmitting or receiving a wireless signal by a first mobile device;
at least one of receiving or transmitting the wireless signal by a second mobile device operated by a second device user;
enabling at least one of a particular application or a particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to the receiving by at least one of the second mobile device or the first mobile device of the wireless signal, wherein enabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component comprises enabling access to a plurality of internet sites corresponding to the restricted internet site category;
determining that a strength of the received wireless signal as received at least one of by the first mobile device from the second mobile device or by the second mobile device from the first mobile device has decreased below a particular level;
disabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to determining that the strength of the received wireless signal has decreased below the particular level, wherein disabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device comprises disabling access to the plurality of internet sites corresponding to the restricted internet site category; and
transmitting to the first device user via the first mobile device an indication of the disabling of the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to determining that the strength of the received wireless signal has decreased below the particular level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,802

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE IN GEOLOCATION TRACKING

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A computer-implemented method for use in tracking and/or identifying a region in which a point location is included, the method comprising:accessing, by a computing device, multiple boundary definitions in a database associated with the computing device, each of the multiple boundary definitions associated with one of multiple regions;
for each of the regions associated with the accessed boundary definitions:
determining, by the computing device, a centroid of the region based on the one of the multiple boundary definitions associated with the region, the centroid having a latitude and a longitude;
truncating, by the computing device, the centroid, whereby the truncated centroid includes one of the latitude and the longitude; and
storing, by the computing device, the truncated centroid as a partition key for the region in the database of the computing device;
accessing, by the computing device, a data record, wherein the data record includes a point location of a first party associated with the data record, the point location having a latitude and a longitude;
truncating, by the computing device, the point location, whereby the truncated point location includes one of the latitude and the longitude;
identifying, by the computing device, at least one of the multiple regions, when the truncated point location is sufficiently consistent with the partition key of the at least one of the multiple regions;
determining which one of the identified at least one of the multiple regions includes the point location of the first party; and
assigning the determined one of the at least one of the multiple regions as a recognized region to the data record and/or the first party.

US Pat. No. 10,560,801

BEACON APPLICATIONS FOR CONTENT DISCOVERY AND INTERACTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a broadcast device operating in a beacon environment, streaming media from a network-based content provider, the streaming media including a content portion and beacon information;
obtaining, by the broadcast device, the beacon information from in the streaming media, the beacon information including a beacon identifier identifying a radio frequency beacon associated with the broadcast device, wherein the beacon identifier, when received by the network-based content provider from an electronic device operating in the beacon environment, is used to identify additional content to send to the electronic device, wherein the additional content is identified via a lookup to a beacon database accessible by the network-based content provider;
broadcasting, by the device, the content portion of the streaming media into the beacon environment over a first broadcast medium; and
concurrently with the broadcasting of the content portion of the streaming media, broadcasting, by the radio frequency beacon, the beacon information into the beacon environment over a second broadcast medium that is different than the first broadcast medium.

US Pat. No. 10,560,800

MERGING PAYLOADS IN GEOFENCE CROWDED VENUES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:detecting that a mobile device is located in an area to receive payloads corresponding to a first geofence and a second geofence from a set of geofences operating in the area;
forming a combined geofence definition, responsive to a first payload of the first geofence in the set of geofences and a second payload of the second geofence in the set of geofences, by combining a first definition of the first geofence with a second definition of the second geofence;
combining, using a processor and a memory at a data processing system, the data processing system being distinct from a mobile device traveling in the area, and responsive to the forming the combined geofence definition, the first payload with the second payload to form a combined payload; and
transmitting, to the mobile device the combined geofence definition and the combined payload.

US Pat. No. 10,560,789

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-FITTING AN ELECTROACOUSTIC STIMULATION SYSTEM TO A PATIENT

Advanced Bionics AG, Sta...

1. A system comprising:an electro-acoustic stimulation (“EAS”) sound processor configured to be located external to a patient;
a cochlear implant communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and configured to be implanted within the patient;
an electrode array communicatively coupled to the cochlear implant and configured to be located within a cochlea of the patient; and
a receiver communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and configured to be in communication with an ear of the patient;
wherein the EAS sound processor
enters a self-fitting mode in which the EAS sound processor does not direct the cochlear implant and/or the receiver to apply, to the patient, electrical and/or acoustic stimulation representative of audio signals presented to the patient,
directs, while in the self-fitting mode, the receiver to apply acoustic stimulation to the patient, the acoustic stimulation not representative of an audio signal presented to the patient,
records, using at least one electrode included in the electrode array, an evoked response that occurs in response to the acoustic stimulation applied while the EAS sound processor is in the self-fitting mode,
compares the evoked response to a baseline evoked response recorded by the EAS sound processor prior to recording the evoked response, and
performs a predetermined action based on the comparison between the evoked response and the baseline evoked response.

US Pat. No. 10,560,788

HEARING DEVICE WITH SOUND IMPULSE SUPPRESSION AND RELATED METHOD

1. A hearing device comprising:a first microphone configured to provide of a first microphone input signal;
a sound impulse suppression module configured to detect a sound impulse in the first microphone input signal;
a processor configured to process the first microphone input signal in a first set of frequency bands to obtain an electrical output signal; and
a receiver configured to provide an audio output signal based on the electrical output signal, wherein the audio output signal provided by the receiver is based on the processed first microphone input signal in the first set of frequency bands;
wherein the sound impulse suppression module is configured to detect the sound impulse based on a second set of frequency bands, and wherein the frequency bands of the second set for detecting the sound impulse covers a part of the frequency bands of the first set for provisioning the audio output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,770

SPEAKER DEVICE

Pioneer Corporation, Kan...

1. A speaker device, comprising:a voice coil that is substantially rectangular and includes a plurality of sides when viewed from an acoustic wave emitting direction;
a pair of conducting lines connecting electrically with the voice coil;
a vibrating body connecting to the voice coil; and
a magnetic circuit comprising a yoke,
a frame that is substantially rectangular when viewed from the acoustic wave emitting direction and supports the vibrating body, wherein
each of the conducting lines passes through a space between an inside of the frame and the vibrating body by passing near a center of one of the plurality of sides of the voice coil, and
each of the conducting lines is connected electrically to a terminal part provided at the frame, and
wherein the terminal part is arranged to be lower than the side portion of the yoke.

US Pat. No. 10,560,756

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

Sinclair Broadcast Group,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,753

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMAGE ALTERATION

1. A method, comprising:provisioning, by a provider system comprising a processing system including a processor, a plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings;
accessing, by the provider system, a video signal having a plurality of images and an audio track, wherein the provider system provides the video signal to a set-top box of a subscriber via a provider network;
receiving, by the provider system, an alteration request over a communication network from a remote control device of the subscriber, wherein the plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings are displayed in a selectable cycle of alteration settings, and the alteration request comprises a selected alteration setting from the selectable cycle of alteration settings, wherein the selected alteration setting is selected using the remote control device;
accessing an alteration setting from a plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings stored at a mobile device according to the alteration request;
altering, by the provider system, the plurality of images of the video signal to blur the video signal based on the alteration request and the alteration setting from the plurality of preprogrammed alteration settings, thereby producing a blurred video signal, wherein the blurred video signal obscures an image of the plurality of images responsive to the alteration request, wherein the image includes objectionable material, and wherein the image is obscured by reducing a resolution of the video signal, by setting a plurality of chrominance values associated with the video signal to a constant chrominance value, by setting a plurality of luminance values associated with the video signal to a constant luminance value, by desaturating the video signal or by a combination thereof;
providing, by the provider system, the blurred video signal to the set-top box of the subscriber via the provider network for presentation by equipment of the subscriber, wherein the set-top box provides the blurred video signal to the mobile device;
detecting, by the provider system, a next programming segment in the video signal, wherein the next programming segment does not contain the objectionable material;
restoring, by the provider system, the video signal to obtain a restored video signal for presentation in response to the detecting of the next programming segment; and
providing, by the provider system, the restored video signal to the set-top box of the subscriber via the provider network for presentation by the equipment of the subscriber.

US Pat. No. 10,560,752

APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
in respect of virtual reality content comprising video imagery configured to provide a virtual reality space for viewing in virtual reality, wherein a virtual reality view presented to a user provides for viewing of the virtual reality content, the virtual reality view comprising a spatial portion of the video imagery that forms the virtual reality space and being smaller in spatial extent than the spatial extent of the video imagery of the virtual reality space, the virtual reality content including spatial audio wherein the perceived direction to an audio event related to a visual event in the video imagery corresponds to a visual location of said visual event as presented in the virtual reality space;
based on a change in the viewing direction of the virtual reality view by the user from a first viewing direction to a second viewing direction, and wherein said second viewing direction corresponds to, within a direction threshold, a direction of a particular audio event, a start of which occurred prior to the change in the viewing direction;
provide for display of missed event content, the missed event content comprising at least visual imagery extracted from the video imagery of the virtual reality content that shows the visual event corresponding to the particular audio event, a temporal start point of the missed event content being prior to a temporal point in the virtual reality content when the change in the viewing direction occurred and based on the particular audio event.

US Pat. No. 10,560,734

VIDEO SEGMENTATION AND SEARCHING BY SEGMENTATION DIMENSIONS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

5. A computer-implemented method for video management, the method comprising:accessing video content using a video content cognitive index, wherein the video content is associated with a plurality of segmentation dimensions such that different portions of the video content have different values for each of the plurality of segmentation dimensions;
segmenting the video content into a plurality of time-based segments;
upon segmenting the video content into the plurality of time-based segments, generating an enhanced segmented video based on segment reconstruction rules including one or both of a segment reconstruction rule to merge two or more time-based segments shorter than a first threshold length into a longer time-based segment, and a segment reconstruction rule to split a time-based segment longer than a second threshold length into two or more shorter time-based segments;
receiving a search query for video content; and
based on values of the plurality of segmentation dimensions for each of the plurality of time-based segments, identifying one or more time-based segments relevant to the search query.

US Pat. No. 10,560,725

AGGREGATED REGION-BASED REDUCED BANDWIDTH VIDEO STREAMING

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving an indication, from a content viewing device used by a remote viewer, that specifies a video content sub-area of interest within streamed video content viewed by the remote viewer;
designating original video content outside of the video content sub-area of interest as a region not of interest (RNOI) within the streamed video content; and
reducing, within the streamed video content, a transmission rate of image changes of the original video content within the RNOI, where image disparity between the video content sub-area of interest and the RNOI is reduced by continuing to transmit the image changes of the original video content within the RNOI at the reduced transmission rate and where bandwidth consumed to transmit the streamed video content is reduced in relation to the reduced transmission rate of the image changes of the original video content within the RNOI.

US Pat. No. 10,560,722

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING INTRA-PREDICTION USING ADAPTIVE FILTER

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A video decoding method, comprising:determining whether to apply a first filter to a reference pixel value of a current block based on at least one of an intra prediction mode of the current block and a size of the current block;
deriving a prediction value of the current block using the reference pixel value; and
determining whether to apply a second filter for the prediction value of the current block based on at least one of the intra prediction mode of the current block and the size of the current block, for thereby producing a filtered prediction value,
wherein the second filter is applied by using vertical reference pixel values and horizontal reference pixel values,
wherein, when the intra prediction mode of the current block is a DC mode, the filtered prediction value is generated by applying a 3-tap filter to an upper-leftmost pixel of the current block among the prediction pixels of the current block and applying a 2-tap filter for remaining pixels indicating uppermost and leftmost pixels except the upper-leftmost pixel among the prediction pixels of the current block,
wherein the 3-tap filter includes a first filter coefficient corresponding to the prediction value of the upper-leftmost pixel, and the 2-tap filter includes a second filter coefficient corresponding to the prediction value of the remaining pixels, and
wherein the second filter coefficient is 1.5 times larger than the first filter coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,560,718

MERGE CANDIDATES FOR MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION FOR VIDEO CODING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,715

METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR OPTIMIZING TRANSMISSION OF MOTION VECTOR RELATED INFORMATION WHEN TRANSMITTING A VIDEO STREAM FROM AN ENCODER TO A DECODER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for decoding encoded video data, the method comprising:determining a motion vector for decoding a first image portion, the decoding of the first image portion is performed according to one of a skip mode, a merge mode or a motion prediction mode;
locating a reference image portion for the first image portion using the determined motion vector; and
decoding the first image portion based on the reference image portion;
wherein the motion vector has a sub-pixel resolution if the first image portion is decoded according to skip or merge modes; and
wherein the motion vector has a resolution dependent on a coding mode flag, specifying whether the resolution is a sub-pixel resolution or a full pixel resolution, if the first image portion is decoded according to the motion prediction mode,
wherein the decoding according to the motion prediction mode uses motion vector residuals and the decoding according to the skip or merge modes omit the use of motion vector residuals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,714

PICTURE PREDICTION METHOD AND PICTURE PREDICTION APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,709

METHOD FOR ENCODING/DECODING BLOCK INFORMATION USING QUAD TREE, AND DEVICE FOR USING SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A video decoding method comprising:decoding integrated code block flag information in a coding unit;
decoding a split information flag based on the integrated code block flag information and size information in a first transform block; and
decoding code block flag information in the first transform block in a case that the first transform block is not split into a plurality of second transform blocks based on the split information flag, wherein
the split information flag is not decoded in a case that transform coefficients of the first transform block are not present,
the first transform block is not split into the plurality of the second transform blocks in a case that a value of the split information flag is equal to a first predetermined value,
the first transform block is split into the plurality of the second transform blocks in a case that the value of the split information flag is equal to a second predetermined value,
the code block flag information in the first transform block is decoded without decoding the split information flag in a case that a size of the first transform block is equal to a predetermined size,
the integrated code block flag is decoded in a case that a transform depth of the first transform block is 0, and
flag information indicating whether a Luma component in the first transform block includes one or more transform coefficients other than 0 is decoded as the code block flag information in a case that the first transform block is not split.

US Pat. No. 10,560,708

SELECTING ENCODING OPTIONS TO USE WHEN ENCODING AN ARRAY OF DATA ELEMENTS

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A method of selecting encoding options to use when encoding an array of data elements of a stream of arrays of data elements, the method comprising:in accordance with a particular set of encoding options:
generating a set of difference values, wherein the set of difference values is a set of values that that represents the difference between a source block of data elements of the array of data elements and a reference block of data elements, and wherein the reference block of data elements is derived from one or more arrays of data elements of the stream of arrays of data elements;
generating a set of frequency domain coefficients for the set of difference values by applying a forward transformation process to the set of difference values;
generating a set of quantized coefficients by applying a quantisation process to the set of frequency domain coefficients;
determining a bit count value for the particular set of encoding options from the set of quantized coefficients;
generating a set of de-quantized coefficients by applying a de-quantisation process to the set of quantized coefficients;
generating a set of error values using the set of de-quantized coefficients, wherein the set of error values is a set of values that represents the difference between the set of frequency domain coefficients and the set of de-quantized coefficients;
determining a distortion value for the particular set of encoding options from the set of error values; and
selecting, based on the bit count value and the distortion value, whether to encode the source block in accordance with the particular set of encoding options.

US Pat. No. 10,560,689

VIEWPOINT-OPTIMIZED LIGHT FIELD DISPLAY

1. A method of displaying a light field to at least one viewer of a light field display device, the light field based on a 3D model, the light field display device comprising a plurality of spatially distributed display elements, the method including the steps of:(a) determining the viewpoints of the eyes of the at least one viewer relative to the display device;
(b) for each eye viewpoint and each of a plurality of the display elements, rendering a partial view image representing a view of the 3D model from the eye viewpoint through the display element, the partial view image comprising a set of radiance samples, each radiance sample associated with a different object point on an object plane of the display element; and
(c) displaying, via each display element, the set of partial view images rendered for that display element, by emitting an output beam based on each radiance sample, each output beam diverging from the object point associated with the radiance sample.

US Pat. No. 10,560,687

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

Jilin University, Changc...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,678

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

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,677

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

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,675

IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:an imaging element that generates an image based on an optical image that is incident through an imaging lens;
a finder configured to be capable of observing the optical image;
an in-finder information display on which information is displayed to be observable in a state of being overlapped on or being close to the optical image inside the finder;
a color temperature adjustment processor that adjusts a color temperature of the image based on a color temperature adjustment operation;
a display controller that controls the in-finder information display so that target color temperature information indicating a color temperature that is a target of the adjustment of the color temperature and image color temperature information indicating the color temperature of the image are displayed as the information;
an image storage;
a first region designation unit that designates a first designation region in a stored image stored in the image storage;
a first color temperature acquisition unit that acquires a color temperature of the first designation region designated by the first region designation unit;
a second region designation unit that designates a second designation region in the optical image observed in the finder; and
a second color temperature acquisition unit that acquires the color temperature of the image corresponding to the second designation region designated by the second region designation unit, wherein
the display controller controls the in-finder information display so that a first area and a second area are set to be adjacent to each other, a color of the color temperature indicated by the image color temperature information is displayed in the first area, and a color of the color temperature indicated by the target color temperature information is displayed in the second area,
the target color temperature information indicates the color temperature of the first designation region acquired by the first color temperature acquisition unit, and
the image color temperature information indicates the color temperature of the image corresponding to the second designation region.

US Pat. No. 10,560,673

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING IMAGE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image recovery method comprising:acquiring an input image;
determining an image patch comprising pixels corresponding to a partial area of the input image as a color channel image;
generating a reference color image from a luminance channel image based on linear correlation information indicating a linear correlation between the color channel image and the luminance channel image;
calculating residual information based on the reference color image and the color channel image; and
correcting the luminance channel image based on the residual information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,669

IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An image sensor comprising:a first photoelectric conversion unit that generates charges by performing photoelectric conversion of a light which has transmitted through a first filter that is transmissive to a first wavelength light;
a second photoelectric conversion unit that generates charges by performing photoelectric conversion of a light which has transmitted through a second filter that is transmissive to a second wavelength light;
a third photoelectric conversion unit that generates charges by performing photoelectric conversion of a light which has transmitted through a third filter that is transmissive to the first wavelength light, the third photoelectric conversion unit being arranged adjacent to the first photoelectric conversion unit;
a fourth photoelectric conversion unit that generates charges by performing photoelectric conversion of a light which has transmitted through a fourth filter that is transmissive to the second wavelength light, the fourth photoelectric conversion unit being arranged adjacent to the second photoelectric conversion unit;
a first output unit that outputs a signal based upon at least one of the charges generated by the first photoelectric conversion unit and the charges generated by the third photoelectric conversion unit; and
a second output unit that outputs a signal based upon at least one of the charges generated by the second photoelectric conversion unit and the charges generated by the fourth photoelectric conversion unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,667

DETECTION DEVICE, METHOD FOR DETECTION OF AN EVENT, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A detection device (1) for detection of an event in a monitoring area (3), the detection device comprising:a camera interface (4) for transferring at least one image, wherein the at least one image shows the monitoring area (3),
an image analysis unit (6), wherein the image analysis unit (6) is configured to determine event specifications for at least any one position in the monitoring area (3) on the basis of the image,
an alarm unit (15) with alarm specifications, wherein the alarm unit (15) is configured to define an alarm on the basis of a comparison of the alarm specifications with the event specifications,
a storage unit (14), wherein the storage unit (14) is configured to store the event specifications for the at least any one position in the monitoring area (3),
a calculation unit (8) configured to determine at least one false event area (5) on the basis of the event specifications and the alarm specifications, wherein the false event area (5) is an area of the monitoring area (3) in which the event is detected with selected alarm specifications even though the event has not actually occurred, and
a masking unit (9) configured to (a) automatically modify the alarm specifications within the at least one false event area (5), (b) exclude the false event area (5) from the determination of event specifications by the image analysis unit (6), or both (a) and (b).

US Pat. No. 10,560,666

LOW-COST, LONG-TERM AERIAL IMAGERY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,660

RECTILINEAR VIEWPORT EXTRACTION FROM A REGION OF A WIDE FIELD OF VIEW USING MESSAGING IN VIDEO TRANSMISSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method comprising:receiving a wide field of view video having wide field of view frames each formed from one camera viewpoint or cooperatively from multiple camera viewpoints;
receiving position data from a remote coupled user device comprising head mounted display (HMD) position and orientation;
selecting a region of interest in the video based on the received position data from the remote coupled user device and that corresponds to multiple possible viewport locations within the region of interest;
extracting the selected region of interest from the video at a device remote from the remote coupled user device;
generating region metadata describing the extracted selected region of interest without limiting a viewport to a single exact location;
encoding only the extracted selected region of interest of the video rather than an entire wide field of view frame of the video; and
transmitting only the extracted selected region of interest of the encoded video rather than the entire wide field of view frame of the video with the region metadata to the remote coupled user device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,640

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND CAMERA SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,635

CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A control device comprising:a setting unit configured to set a region corresponding to at least a part of an image captured by an imaging unit in accordance with display information for assisting with photography, the display information being displayed together with the image; and
a control unit configured to control an operation related to imaging by the imaging unit on a basis of the at least one region,
wherein the display information is display information for identifiably presenting a state related to image capturing by the imaging unit, and the setting unit sets the at least one region among other regions different from a region occupied by the display information in the image.

US Pat. No. 10,560,632

MOVING IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A moving image reproducing apparatus comprising:a tracking unit configured to detect and track objects captured as a moving image;
a change unit configured to change a magnification of the moving image;
a first obtaining unit configured to obtain position information about the objects detected by the tracking unit;
a calculation unit configured to calculate distances between the objects based on the position information;
a first decision unit configured to decide a group to which each of the objects belongs based on a period during which the calculated distance is less than a threshold in the moving image;
a second decision unit configured to decide a division number of a screen of a target frame corresponding to the number of groups decided;
a selection unit configured to select a layout structure that is constituted by divided screens corresponding to the division number;
a third decision unit configured to decide a layout of the groups to the divided screens of the selected layout structure; and
a reproduction unit configured to reproduce the moving image while changing the target frame into the decided layout.

US Pat. No. 10,560,629

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

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,617

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,615

ELECTRONICS APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a housing;
a control circuit inside the housing;
a battery inside the housing;
a first heat storage material inside the housing, wherein a first surface of the first heat storage material is thermally connected to the control circuit;
a second heat storage material inside the housing, wherein the second heat storage material is in direct conductive thermal contact with two or more surfaces of the battery and two or more inner surfaces of the housing, and
both ends of the first heat storage material are in direct conductive thermal contact with inner surface of the second heat storage material; and
a gap between the first heat storage material and the second heat storage material, wherein
a second surface of the first heat storage material and a second surface of the second heat storage material contacts the gap,
the first surface of the first heat storage material is opposite to the second surface of the first heat storage material, and
the first surface of the second heat storage material is opposite to the second surface of the second heat storage material.

US Pat. No. 10,560,602

SYSTEMS, PROCESSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CONTROL OF GUTTER CREEP

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A computer program product to control gutter creep in a print job for a printed publication comprising a plurality of sheets, the computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith, the computer readable program code being configured, when executed by a processor, to:receive a user input gutter creep shift value through a first user input field in an electronic user interface;
receive, through a second user input field in the electronic user interface, a number of sheets value for the plurality of sheets, that will be used to print pages in the printed publication;
determine a sheet gutter value that changes based on a sheet value of a sheet being printed on;
determine a printable page area for pages of each respective sheet that will be printed on, based on the changing sheet gutter value;
position scaled printed content of respective sheets within the determined printable page areas of respective sheets; and
shift the positioned scaled printed content toward or away from a sheet fold axis displayed on the electronic user interface based on the received user input gutter creep shift value.

US Pat. No. 10,560,600

ENCODING APPARATUS, ENCODING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

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

US Pat. No. 10,560,597

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING IMAGES USING AN UPLOAD MENU

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method implemented by a processor of a communication device, the method comprising:requesting to receive an authorization token from an online repository, the authorization token identifying an account associated with the online repository that the communication device is permitted to communicate with;
storing the received authorization token on the communication device;
detecting capture of an image at the communication device;
in response to detecting capture of the image, automatically displaying an image upload user interface containing a context menu that includes a first user interface element for launching an image upload module to upload the image as an image file, the first user interface element being displayable as an overlay on a user interface screen;
receiving a selection of the first user interface element;
in response to receiving selection of the first user interface element, uploading the image file, from the communication device to the online repository, wherein the stored authorization token is used in uploading the image file to the online repository for authorization at the online repository;
after uploading, automatically obtaining, at the communication device from which the image file was uploaded, a link to the image file at the online repository;
in response to automatically obtaining the link, storing the link on the communication device in an upload history object which records the upload of the image file and which is formatted for inclusion in a message list comprising a chronological listing of communicative messaging items, the upload history object being stored on the communication device with a unique identification token associated with the image file and the online repository, wherein the link includes the unique identification token; and
displaying the message list including the upload history object and other message list objects.

US Pat. No. 10,560,596

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:a printing device;
a processor; said processor capable of running software programs;
an output value converting unit, running on the processor; configured to (a) change pixel values of pixels alternatively determined in a primary scanning direction and a secondary scanning direction so as to delete a dot on the pixels in a solid part in a target image and (b) change pixel values of pixels that are alternatively not determined in the primary scanning direction and the secondary scanning direction so as to gain a dot size of the pixels in the solid part; and
a controller configured to control the printing device so as to print the solid part with dot sizes corresponding to the pixel values;
wherein a resolution of the target image in the primary scanning direction and a resolution of the target image in the secondary scanning direction are different from each other; and
the output converting unit gains the dot size of the pixels alternately not determined to be a dot size in a case assuming that the both resolutions in the primary and secondary scanning directions would be identical to a lower resolution in one of the primary and secondary scanning directions than a resolution in the other of the primary and secondary scanning directions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,595

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DEFLECTING A BEAM OF LIGHT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for deflecting a beam of light, comprising:an adjustable deflection device;
a closed-loop control unit to generate an actuating signal by which the deflection device is controlled in a periodic movement for scanning a solid angle region with a beam of light that the beam of light is deflected by the deflection device;
a detector device to detect an impingement or a missing impingement of the scanning beam of light on the detector device and to generate a measuring signal on the basis of the detection, and
an interpolation device;
wherein the closed-loop control unit is configured to adapt the actuating signal on the basis of at least the measuring signal, and
wherein the closed-loop control unit for generating the actuating signal is controllable by an external reference variable, and is configured to detect a first value of the reference variable when the scanning beam of light impinges on the first light detector, and to detect a second value of the reference variable when the scanning beam of light impinges on the second light detector, wherein the interpolation device is configured to interpolate further values of the reference variable between the detected first and second values of the reference variable, and wherein the reference variable for the control of the closed-loop control unit is adapted based on the interpolated further values of the reference variable.

US Pat. No. 10,560,587

LIFI ENABLED GUARD SECURITY SYSTEM

Honeywell International I...

1. A portable security device for use by a person touring a space, the portable security device comprising:a user interface;
a modulating light source; and
a controller operatively coupled to the user interface and the modulating light source, the controller configured to:
present two or more alert options to the person via the user interface each corresponding to a different event or incident that may be encountered by the person while the person is touring the space;
receive a selection of one of the alert options by the person in response to the person encountering the corresponding event or incident while the person is touring the space; and
after the selection of an alert option by the person, transmit a message that corresponds to the selected alert option by modulating the modulating light source to notify a security system of the encountered event or incident.

US Pat. No. 10,560,586

CONTROLLER, COLOR CHART AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE PROGRAM FOR MANAGING PRINT PRODUCTS

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A controller for use in a printing system including a printer that prints a color chart, wherein the color chart includes a first patch that is a halftone patch of first color, a second patch that is the halftone patch of the first color underlaid with a solid base of second color, the second color is different from the first color, and a plurality of comparative patches including patches prepared by increasing and decreasing tone of the first color of the first patch and patches prepared by increasing and decreasing tone of the first color of the second patch; a finisher that finishes a printed surface of the color chart with transparent material; and a colorimeter that measures color of the first patch, wherein the second patch and the plurality of comparative patches in the color chart finished with the transparent material, the controller comprises:a storage; and
a hardware processor operatively connected to the storage, wherein the hardware processor:
obtains measured color values of the first patch, the second patch and the plurality of comparative patches, from the colorimeter;
calculates a tone value or dot gain of each of the first patch and the second patch based on the obtained measured color values;
determines a current condition of print given by the printer and a current condition of a finished surface given by the finisher using a result of comparison of the tone values or the dot gains of the first patch and the second patch with respective reference values, and
determines that the current condition of the finished surface is in unacceptable condition when:
the tone value or the dot gain of the first patch differs from the corresponding reference value by a first value, and
the tone value or the dot gain of the second patch differs from the corresponding reference value by a second value that is smaller than the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,560,585

SERVER NETWORK AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE OF AN IMAGE ATTACHED TO RECEIPTS

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

11. A method for determining an amount of exposure of an image attached to receipts using a server connectable to a plurality of store servers over a wide area network, the method comprising:storing, in a memory of the server, image data of an additional image in association with an identifier of the additional image and conditions on which the additional image is printed on a receipt;
selecting, with a controller of the server, one or more store servers to which the image data are distributed;
transmitting, from a communication interface of the server to the one or more selected store servers, the image data along with condition data indicating the conditions, such that the image data and the condition data are distributed to one or more receipt printers that are locally connected to the one or more selected store servers and meet the conditions, and one or more receipts with the additional image are printed upon the conditions being met;
receiving, from the one or more selected store servers via the communication interface, one or more receipt issue logs, each of the receipt issue logs including an identifier of each receipt in association with the identifier of the additional image; and
calculating, with the controller of the server, an amount of exposure of the additional image based on the one or more receipt issue logs received from the one or more selected store servers.

US Pat. No. 10,560,584

DENSITY CLASSIFIERS BASED ON PLANE REGIONS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A print system comprising:a component device operational in a number of states;
a density engine to:
identify a plane region of a plane where print fluid is to be printed based on data of a print job;
determine a density classifier for the plane based on a location of the plane region on the plane; and
a component engine to cause an adjustment of a component attribute of the component device based on the density classifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,575

ESCALATION TO A HUMAN OPERATOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for transitioning a phone call away from a bot, comprising:analyzing, by a call initiating system, a real-time conversation between a first human and the bot during a phone call between the first human on a first end of the phone call and the bot on a second end of the phone call;
determining, by the call initiating system based on analysis of the real-time conversation, whether the phone call should be transitioned from the bot to a second human, whose voice characteristics match those of the bot, on the second end of the phone call; and
in response to determining that the phone call should be transitioned to a second human on the second end of the phone call, transitioning, by the call initiating system, the phone call from the bot to the second human.

US Pat. No. 10,560,572

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADDRESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SOFTREND IPL, LLC, Monmo...

1. A telecommunications addressing method, said method operating in conjunction with a telecommunications addressing system, said system comprising:(a) telephone mapping server;
(b) telephone mapping database;
(c) source telephone instrument device;
(d) target telephone instrument device; and
(e) computer communication network;whereinthe telecommunications addressing system is configured to store information that identifies a telephone instrument device in the telephone mapping database;
the telephone mapping server is configured to locate a telephone identifier within the telephone mapping database using a target telephone identifier data string as the locating index;
the telephone identifier permits the telephone instrument device to be accessed via a public switched telephone network or a computer communication network;
the telecommunications addressing system is configured to initiate a telephone call between the source telephone device and the target telephone device using the telephone identifier;
wherein the telephone devices of the system includes a telephone user interface having a display screen; and
when a system user places a call with a source telephone device to a callee having a target telephone device within the system, the display screen of the source telephone device shows a menu on a display thereof, the menu comprising a target telephone identifier of the callee.

US Pat. No. 10,560,570

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A SETUP OF AN ENHANCED CALL VIA A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An enhanced call setup method in a network comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), a first User Equipment (UE), a communication node, and a communication network that are communicatively coupled, wherein the first UE operates in the WLAN and has a capability to setup a call via the WLAN, the method comprising:the first UE retrieving a geographical location information representing its geographical location;
the first UE providing a first identifier identifying the first UE and the geographical location information in a call setup request to the communication node via the WLAN;
the communication node determining whether the identifier identifying the first UE is included in a record in a database that is accessible to a user of the first UE; and
based on determining that the identifier identifying the first UE is included in a record in the user-accessible database, the communication node performing the following operations:
adding information from the user-accessible database to the call setup request, wherein the added information is associated with the record that includes the identifier identifying the first UE; and
subsequently forwarding the call setup request to the communication network, thereby enabling a call-setup establishment with the geographical location information of the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,560,564

METHOD FOR MANAGING A REAL TIME DETECTION OF A SCENE BY A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSS...

14. A wireless communication apparatus, comprising:a detector configured for real-time detection of at least one scene within which the wireless communication apparatus is located, wherein the at least one scene is a type of environment;
a processing circuit configured to
successively activate the detector so as to implement a succession of steps of scene detection spaced apart by time intervals,
to perform an adjustment of the time interval separating a future step of scene detection from a previous step of scene detection of the succession of steps of scene detection according to an adjustment criterion linked to a reference scene corresponding to a previous scene actually detected and belonging to a set of reference scenes, and
to perform the future step of scene detection after expiration of the adjusted time interval; and
a memory configured to store identifiers respectively associated with each reference scene of the set of reference scenes, each reference scene of the set of reference scenes being associated with a reference duration, wherein the adjustment criterion is a duration obtained from the reference duration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,558

SMARTPHONE CASE HAVING RECONFIGURABLE INPUT CONTROL FEATURES FOR CONTROLLING SMARTPHONE APPS

1. A smartphone case for holding and protecting a smartphone, the smartphone case also having features for controlling a video game, the smartphone case comprising:a case body, the case body having:
a case back:
a case side wall that extends circumferentially around the case back so as to form two long sides, two short sides, and four corners,
the case side wall also configured to extend above and below smartphone when the smartphone is held by the case, thereby forming a front rim that extends above the smartphone and circumferentially around the case, and forming a back rim that extends below the case back and circumferentially around the case back; and
a pair of corner connectors, a first corner connector included at a first corner at a first end of a long side of the front rim, and a second corner connector included at a second corner at a second end of the long side of the front rim, each corner connector configured to connect with a swappable control module; and
a pair of swappable control modules, each swappable control module configured to connect with a corner connector of the pair of corner connectors, the swappable control modules configured to provide input control information to one or more applications running on the smartphone when the smartphone is held by the case;
wherein at least one of the swappable control modules is assigned to control one or more inputs of an app by an application program running on the smartphone when held by the case, the application program configured to:
scan the app to identify inputs of the app for assignment and display them using a GUI, and
receive information from a user through the GUI for assigning the one or more of the identified inputs of the app to at least one of the swappable control modules.

US Pat. No. 10,560,556

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a terminal body;
a cover covering the terminal body and having a slit formed at one area thereof; and
an elastic body provided on the slit and having both end portions coupled to covers adjacent to the slit,
wherein the elastic body is elastically deformed while being coupled to the cover when an external force is applied to the cover,
wherein the slit is a space formed between first and second bonding surfaces which are formed by cutting the one area of the cover, spaced apart from each other by a predetermined gap due to the cutting, and disposed to face each other,
wherein the slit is provided with an elastic member, and the elastic member is coupled to the first and second bonding surfaces by a polymer adhesive, and
wherein the first and second bonding surfaces are subjected to a surface treatment, a polymer resin is disposed on the surface-treated first and second bonding surfaces, and the elastic member is coupled to the polymer resin.

US Pat. No. 10,560,555

HIGH-SPEED INTERCONNECT SOLUTIONS WITH SUPPORT FOR CO-PROPAGATING AND COUNTER-PROPAGATING CONTINUOUS TIME BACK CHANNEL COMMUNICATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

11. A network device for performing serializer-deserializer communication with a remote link partner (LP) over a transmission line, the network device comprising:a receiver configured to:
extract first link training data from a co-propagating link training communication channel in a first signal received from the remote LP over the transmission line,
transmit, using a first transmitter disposed in the receiver, second link training data over a counter-propagating link training communication channel in a second signal transmitted to the remote LP over the transmission line; and
a second transmitter configured to receive the first link training data from the receiver and adjust one or more parameters of the second transmitter based on the first link training data,
wherein the co-propagation link training communication channel co-exists with data traffic corresponding to an Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) data link layer and other higher OSI layers in the first signal and is formed using one of: overhead from a Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) protocol that is part of the OSI networking protocol sublayer, or low-frequency signaling with a frequency that is lower than high-frequency signaling used to transmit the data traffic in the first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,553

ASSIGNING IP POOLS TO FILE ACCESS PROTOCOLS FOR NAS FAILOVER

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:generating, by a computer system, a pool of internet protocol (IP) addresses (IP pool) for each of a plurality of computer file access protocols (file access protocols) running on a plurality of protocol node computer systems (protocol nodes), wherein the protocol nodes are configured to access a plurality of computer files stored on a network-attached storage system via a plurality of computer file access protocol services (protocol services) corresponding to the file access protocols, resulting in a plurality of IP pools comprising IP addresses;
for each IP pool, among the IP pools, corresponding to a file access protocol among the file access protocols, assigning, by the computer system, the IP addresses in the IP pool to protocol nodes, among the protocol nodes, for which the file access protocol is operational;
in response to determining, by the computer system, that a protocol service among the protocol services is inoperable (inoperable protocol service) for a protocol node among the protocol nodes, storing, by the computer system, in a computer memory a value that indicates that a file access protocol, among the file access protocols, corresponding to the inoperable protocol service for the protocol node is inoperable (inoperable node file access protocol); and
in response to calculating, by the computer system, that the stored value indicates that the file access protocol for the protocol node is inoperable, distributing, by the computer system, the IP addresses in the IP pool for the inoperable node file access protocol to protocol nodes, among the protocol nodes, for which the file access protocol is operational.

US Pat. No. 10,560,550

AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION OF A REPLACEMENT NETWORK DEVICE IN A HIGH-AVAILABILITY CLUSTER

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A replacement network device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
establish connectivity with a primary network device;
enable a multicast listener based on establishing connectivity with the primary network device;
receive, from the primary network device, a multicast packet based on enabling the multicast listener;
determine, based on the multicast packet, information that identifies a cluster identifier and a node identifier of the replacement network device;
set a state value to a first value based on determining the information that identifies the cluster identifier and the node identifier of the replacement network device,
the state value indicating whether the replacement network device is capable of providing a failover capability;
compare, based on the state value being the first value, a first software version of the primary network device and a second software version of the replacement network device;
selectively obtain, from the primary network device, information associated with a system image of the primary network device based on comparing the first software version and the second software version;
set the state value to a second value based on selectively obtaining the information associated with the system image,
the second value being based on an operating system version of the replacement network device; and
receive, from the primary network device, configuration information and user session information based on the state value being the second value,
the replacement network device to provide failover capability based on the configuration information and the user session information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,549

CONFIGURATION UPDATES OF DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method for updating configuration settings for applications executing on a computing device, the method comprising:identifying, at a configuration deployment system, a change in a configuration setting associated with an application installed on a computing device, the change received from an administrator device, wherein the configuration deployment system maintains configuration settings for applications executing on one or more computing devices;
generating, by the configuration deployment system, a snapshot of configuration values that are affected by the change in the configuration setting;
transmitting the snapshot to the application for verifying the changed configuration setting using a runtime configuration library, wherein the verification determines whether the configuration setting is compatible with the application, the runtime configuration library reporting application performance data to the configuration deployment system;
receiving a verification status from the application, the verification status indicating whether the changed configuration is valid based on the application performance data; and
in response to determining the verification status is valid, transmitting the snapshot to a second application associated with the configuration setting such that the snapshot is not transmitted to the second application when the verification status is not valid, wherein the second application has a previous configuration setting to be changed based on the snapshot.

US Pat. No. 10,560,546

OPTIMIZING USER INTERFACE DATA CACHING FOR FUTURE ACTIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A client device, comprising:a display that presents user interfaces for one or more mobile applications;
a data storage device having a cache that stores data received over a data communication network for the one or more mobile applications;
a data processing apparatus that communicates with the data storage device and the display, and performs operations comprising:
determining a user interface context for a given user interface being presented by the display for a given application;
determining, based on the user interface context, a predicted next action that a user of the client device will perform at the given user interface;
determining that the predicted next action will utilize a second application different from the given application;
prior to detecting the predicted next action, obtaining code for executing the second application; and
storing the code in the cache.

US Pat. No. 10,560,544

DATA CACHING IN A COLLABORATIVE FILE SHARING SYSTEM

Box, Inc., Redwood City,...

1. An apparatus for maintaining alignment in a cache, the cache used for distributing log information from a message broker of a server of a plurality of servers in a cross-enterprise file collaboration system to a committer of the server, the apparatus comprising:one or more digital processors coupled to a display and to a non-transitory processor-readable storage device including one or more instructions executable by the one or more digital processors for:
maintaining a plurality of messages in the cache, each message comprising a message offset and log information from one of the plurality of servers and associated with a topic partition for message topics to which the cache relates;
determining a message batch size;
receiving a first request for a message characterized by a first offset;
responding to the first request at least in part by sending an amount of data equal to the batch size starting at the first offset;
receiving a second request for a second message characterized by a second offset; and
if the second offset plus the data batch size spans across a boundary determined by the first offset plus the data batch size then responding to the second request by sending an amount of data equal to the first offset plus the data batch size minus the second offset, where the data starts from the second offset, thereby allowing at least one subsequent delivery without creating cache region overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,560,534

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR ENABLING A DISCONNECT OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND THE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus configured to communicate with a communication terminal, the information processing apparatus comprising:a receiver to receive, from the communication terminal, a transmission request, generated at an application layer of the communication terminal, that requests that the information processing apparatus transmit a disconnection request to the communication terminal at a predetermined timing specified in the transmission request, the disconnection request being a request for requesting disconnection of a communication between the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal via a communication protocol layer that is implemented by both the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal and is separate from application layer of the communication terminal;
circuitry to, in response to receiving the transmission request, issue an instruction for transmission of the disconnection request to the communication terminal at the predetermined timing; and
a transmitter to transmit the disconnection request to the communication terminal in accordance with the instruction,
wherein the transmitter disconnects the communication between the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal in response to receiving a reply, from the communication terminal via the communication protocol layer, to the disconnect request.

US Pat. No. 10,560,532

QUICK RELAY SESSION MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An initiating communication device, comprising:one or more nodes configured to communicatively couple to an antenna; and
an interface circuit, communicatively coupled to the one or more nodes, configured to communicate with an allocation server and a relay server;
a processor, coupled to the interface circuit and memory, configured to execute a program module; and
the memory configured to store the program module, the program module comprising instructions for:
transmitting, to the allocation server, an allocate request for allocation of the relay server;
receiving, from the allocation server, an allocate response information that identifies the relay server;
sending, to the relay server, a binding request to bind the initiating communication device and the relay server in a communication session;
receiving, from the relay server, a binding response;
transmitting, to the relay server, a first connection indication for the communication session, wherein the first connection indication confirms a connection between the initiating communication device and the relay server and specifies a transport type to use for the connection;
receiving, directly or indirectly from a recipient communication device, an acceptance response for the communication session;
sending, to the relay server, a second connection indication, after the recipient communication device has performed a binding with the relay server; and
receiving, from the relay server, a session-connected response that acknowledges that the communication session has been established with the recipient communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,526

STATE MANAGEMENT IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

14. A method performed in a computing facility having a plurality of computing devices interconnected via a communications network, the method comprising:executing a software application at a computing device of the computing facility, thereby resulting in a change to a portion of a copy of state information associated with the software application and persistently stored at the computing device in a distributed data structure, the copy of the state information containing one or more parameter values produced or modified by the executed software application; and
in response to the resulted change to the portion of the copy of the state information persistently stored at the computing device, automatically replicating, from the computing device to one or more other computing devices in the computing facility, the change to the portion of the copy of state information to the one or more other computing devices in the computing facility while continue to execute the software application at the computing device, the one or more other computing devices individually persistently storing a copy of the state information associated with the software application executing on the computing device, wherein automatically replicating includes:
transmitting data representing the change and a pointer corresponding to the change in the distributed data structure to the one or more other computing devices; and
along with the data, transmitting an instruction to lock an entry corresponding to the pointer in the distributed data structure of the individual copies of the state information at the one or more other computing devices while replicating the change to the individual copies of the statement information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,524

SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT OF EXECUTABLE CONTENT PAGES NORMALLY RUN ON A SERVER WITHIN A USER SESSION

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A computer-implemented method performed by a local computing device where the local computing device includes at least a processor for executing instructions from a memory, the method comprising:testing an executable content page, having executable coding instructions that include at least one representative state transfer (REST) call that communicates with a server, wherein the testing includes at least:
begin executing, via at least the processor of the local computing device, the executable content page on the local computing device;
in response to the processor encountering a first REST call in the executable content page during the executing, establishing, by the local computing device, a login session with a server environment prior to executing the first REST call;
wherein the login session is established based on at least parameters from a local file that overrides execution of the first REST call that is configured to establish a different login session;
after establishing the login session, continue the executing of the first REST call by triggering at least one replica application program interface (API) stored on a local hard drive of the local computing device,
where the at least one replica application program interface (API) executes the first REST call to the server environment via the login session established, and receives result data from the server environment to allow the executable content page to be executed and tested on the local computing device; and
in response to encountering subsequent REST calls during the executing of the executable content page, executing the subsequent REST calls to the server environment using the same login session instead of the different login session.

US Pat. No. 10,560,523

CONVERTING AND SYNCHRONIZING SYSTEM TIMES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of synchronizing system times comprising:sending, using a processor and from a first system to a second system, a request to obtain a current remote system time of the second system;
recording, at the first system and using a processor, a first time value T1 denoting a time at which the request is sent from the first system to the second system;
receiving, at the first system and using a processor, a response from the second system, the response including the current remote system time of the second system, wherein a second time value T2 denotes a time at which the response is received by the first system;
determining, using a processor, an average that is a mathematical average of the first time value T1, denoting the time at which the request for the current remote system time is sent from the first system to the second system, and the second time value T2, denoting the time at which the response, that includes the current remote system time and that is sent by the second system, is received by the first system, wherein the average is used as an approximate value for the current remote system time of the second system;
determining, using a processor, a first difference that is a mathematical difference between the average, denoting the approximate value for the current remote time of the second system, and the current remote system time included in the response;
determining, using a processor, whether system times of the first system and the second system are synchronized by determining whether the first difference is more than an endurance value denoting a threshold time variation allowed;
responsive to determining the first difference is more than the endurance value wherein the system times of the first system and the second system are not synchronized, performing processing using a processor, the processing comprising:
synchronizing a remote system time of the second system with an equivalent local system time of the first system by adding the first difference to the remote system time of the second system to determine the equivalent local system time of the first system; and
responsive to determining the first difference is not more than the endurance value, determining synchronization of system times of the first system and the second system is not needed, and wherein the method further includes performing other processing to determine the endurance value comprising:
sending a plurality of command requests from the first system to the second system, wherein each of the plurality of command requests result in the second system executing a requested command,
in response to each of the plurality of commands received at the second system, returning a corresponding response from the second system to the first system, said corresponding response including an amount of time the second system takes to complete servicing said each command; and
determining the endurance value using one or more values including a first value denoting a deviation in the amount of time the second system takes to complete servicing the plurality of commands.

US Pat. No. 10,560,515

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING INFORMATION BETWEEN SERVERS IN CONTENTS TRANSMISSION NETWORK SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a reception server to receive information in a content delivery network, the method comprising:receiving first information from a transmission server;
determining a delivery unit of the first information based on a type of the first information or an amount of the first information received during a specific period:
transmitting a compression information transmission request comprising information about the determined delivery unit to the transmission server; and
receiving compression information for the first information, generated based on the information about the determined delivery unit from the transmission server, the compression information being generated by compressing the first information based on the information about the determined delivery unit,
wherein the compression information transmission request is configured to request a transmission of the compression information, and
wherein the compression information transmission request further comprises information about a changed delivery unit, in a case of the determining of the delivery unit changes the delivery unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,514

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING INFORMATION RELATED TO MULTIMEDIA DATA IN A HYBRID NETWORK AND STRUCTURE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a packet at a moving picture experts group media transport (MMT) transmitting entity in a broadcasting system, the method comprising:generating a packet, wherein the packet comprises an asset delivery characteristics (ADC) signaling message including information on ADC; and
transmitting the packet,
wherein the ADC signaling message includes validity start time information indicating a time when the ADC signaling message starts to be valid and validity duration information indicating a validity duration of the ADC signaling message from the time indicated by the validity start time information,
wherein the ADC signaling message further includes ADC level flag information indicating whether the information on the ADC is information for an asset or information for a media processing unit (MPU) included in the asset, and
wherein the asset includes at least one MPU, an MPU of the at least one MPU representing a data unit for independently decodable media data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,513

SMALL DISK SUPPORT FOR LARGE CLOUD-BASED STORAGE SYSTEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for managing storage space in a user device, the method comprising, at the user device:in response to detecting that available storage space on the user device satisfies a threshold:
transitioning into a download mode that causes the user device to download files from a cloud-based storage and store the files on the user device; and
in response to detecting that the available storage space on the user device no longer satisfies the threshold:
transitioning from the download mode into an on-demand mode that causes the user device to, in response to receiving a first request to download a file of a size that exceeds the available storage space:
issue, to at least one application, a second request to evict at least one file associated with the at least one application to establish, at least in part, an amount of available storage space required to store the file on the user device, and
receive, from the at least one application, an indication of the amount of available storage space the at least one application was able to establish on the user device, and
in response to determining, based on the indication received from the at least one application, that at least the amount of available storage space was established:
download the file from the cloud-based storage and store the file on the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,509

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING HTTP REDIRECTION TO MEDIATE CONTENT ACCESS VIA POLICY EXECUTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for providing a resource from a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server to an HTTP client, comprising:receiving, in a processor, an HTTP redirect message including two or more alternate resource IDs and one or more access policy information elements, wherein the two or more alternate resource IDs are different URIs of alternative versions of a requested resource; and
selecting, in the processor, one of the two or more alternate resource IDs based at least in part on the one or more access policy information elements.

US Pat. No. 10,560,507

STANDARDIZED HOT-PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVING UNIT PROVIDING A CLOUD GATEWAY FUNCTIONALITY

EMBRIONIX DESIGN INC., L...

1. A standardized hot-pluggable transceiving unit comprising:a housing having standardized dimensions and adapted to being inserted into a chassis of a hosting unit;
a first connector for receiving a source video Internet Protocol (IP) flow;
at least one processing unit in the housing for:
executing a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client, the HTTP client establishing a connection with a HTTP server hosted by a cloud video server and receiving the source video IP flow from the HTTP server of the cloud video server via the first connector, the source video IP flow using one of the HTTP or the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) protocol; and
executing a conversion function, the conversion function generating a video stream based on the source video IP flow; and
a second connector for outputting the video stream.

US Pat. No. 10,560,503

DISTRIBUTING COMMUNICATION OF A DATA STREAM AMONG MULTIPLE DEVICES

1. A first electronic device, comprising:a processor; and
memory including executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to perform operations including:
identifying one or more other electronic devices located within a communication range of the first electronic device;
causing a shared connection message to be transmitted from the first electronic device to a service provider, the shared connection message from the first electronic device to identify a target data source and to include information identifying the one or more other electronic devices; and
aggregating respective partial data streams received from respective ones of the one or more other electronic devices to form an aggregated data stream, the respective partial data streams supplied to the one or more other electronic devices in response to the shared connection message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,502

METHOD TO RE-SYNCHRONIZE LIVE MEDIA STREAMS, COMMANDS, AND ON-SCREEN EVENTS TRANSMITTED THROUGH DIFFERENT INTERNET PATHWAYS

OpenExchange, Inc., Bost...

1. A computer system for re-synchronizing playback of a live media stream with execution of a stream of out-of-band commands, the system comprising:a publishing client operated by a publisher user, the publishing client configured to:
prompt the publisher user to enter: location of an output media stream, (ii) start time at which a media encoder began capturing and encoding an input, and (iii) an offset time adjusting the start time at the publishing client;
transmit the location of the output media stream, the start time, and the offset time to a publishing server;
enable the publisher user to initiate new commands at particular times, the new user-initiated commands being relevant to the input simultaneously captured and encoded by the media encoder; and
transmit the new user-initiated commands to the publishing server;
the publishing server coupled to the publishing client, the publishing server configured to:
receive the location of the output media stream, the start time, and the offset time from the publishing client;
generate and maintain a command manifest file;
write the received location of the output media stream and the start time as a first command in the command manifest file;
receive the new user-initiated commands from the publishing client;
append the new user-initiated commands to the command manifest file as the user-initiated commands are received from the publishing client, each new received user-initiated command being appended to the end of the command manifest file, wherein each new received user-initiated command being appended with (i) a server clock time indicating time the new user-initiate command is received at the publishing server, (ii) the offset time, (iii) a command type, and (iv) a command parameter for executing the command; and
at least one of: host the command manifest file or transmit the command manifest file to a Content Distribution Network (CDN) for delivery to a multimedia player;
a multimedia player running on a client device of a viewer user, the multimedia player configured to:
retrieve the command manifest file from at least one of: the publishing server or the CDN;
parse the location of the output media stream from the retrieved command manifest file, the parsed location being used to load and buffer the output media stream for presentation to the viewer user;
start playback of the output media stream;
monitor current playback time of the output media stream; and
determine whether to execute a new user-initiated command to display in a user interface of the multimedia player by polling the command manifest file based on the current playback time; and
the multimedia player further being configured to perform at least one of:
execute the new user-initiated command including displaying on the user interface at least one of: a slide image, a notification message, an advertisement, a statistic, a sporting event score, a caption, a translation, a video overlay, a question, a social media post, a chat or text message, a survey, a live web page, a footnote, a thumbnail, and a chapter title;
append each new user-initiated command to the end of the command manifest file as one of: a new line of text or a data object; and
process the command manifest file in a text format that is one of: CSV, JSON, or XML.

US Pat. No. 10,560,499

DISPLAYING CONTENT FROM MULTIPLE DEVICES

ScreenBeam Inc., Santa C...

1. A system for interactively sharing content on a plurality of devices comprising a display configured to display received content, a plurality of member client devices, and a receiver operatively coupled to the display, the receiver comprising programmed instructions to:establish a connection with the plurality of member client devices via a local network that includes at most one node in the communication pathway between the plurality of member client devices;
receive a request to begin a content sharing session from a first one of the plurality of member client devices;
compare the first one of the plurality of member client devices to a list of authorized moderator client devices;
promote the first one of the plurality of member client devices to a moderator client device upon confirming that the first one of the plurality of member client devices is included in the list of authorized moderator client devices;
set up the content sharing session in response to receiving the request to begin the content sharing session from the first one of the plurality of member client devices promoted to the moderator client device;
receive a request to join the content sharing session from the moderator client device;
set, in response to receiving the request to join the content sharing session, the moderator client device as a presenting client;
receive, from a second one of the plurality of member client devices, a request to join the content sharing session;
set, in response to receiving the request to join the content sharing session from the second one of the plurality of member client devices, the second one of the plurality of member client devices as a non-presenting client;
receive first content from the presenting client;
transmit the first content received from the presenting client to the display;
receive, from the moderator client device, a request for second content indicating a display of the second one of the plurality of member client devices;
request, from the second one of the plurality of member client devices, second content indicating the display of the second one of the plurality of member client devices;
receive, from the second one of the plurality of member client devices, second content indicating a display of the second one of the plurality of member client devices; and
transmit, to the moderator client device, the second content,
wherein the moderator client device is configured to display thumbnail images corresponding to content indicating the display of some or all of the plurality of member client devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,496

AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION OF DEVICES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for automatic registration of a plurality of devices by a processor device in a computing storage environment, comprising:monitoring a fibre channel; and
in response to one of a fabric login (FLOGI) and a fixed disk (Fdisk) received from an initiator,
determining that automatic registration is supported for the initiator,
determining that a switch controller is unable to complete each of an automatic name server registration, a state change registration, and a management server registration, and
executing each of the automatic name server registration, the state change registration, and the management server registration by the initiator to identify the initiator thereby completing the automatic registration; wherein as part of the automatic registration, polling of the initiator is eliminated.

US Pat. No. 10,560,494

MANAGING VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) COMMUNICATIONS

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A method of selecting a network path for a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication, the method comprising:gathering network performance information from a communications network using performance information packet (PIP) data packets, wherein gathering network performance information from the communications network includes gathering network performance information from a set of egress points between the communications network and an outside network;
wherein the network performance information for each egress point is attached to an end of a performance information payload of the PIP data packets;
rating a plurality of network connections to establish a network connection with a best quality of service, wherein the rating is performed for the plurality of network connections based on at least two of jitter, packet loss, percentage of real-time traffic, or real-time bandwidth, and wherein the at least two of jitter, packet loss, percentage of real-time traffic, or real-time bandwidth are assigned a weighting factor and the rating is performed based on a weighted average of the at least two of jitter, packet loss, percentage of real-time traffic, or real-time bandwidth;
based on the rating of the plurality of network connections, selecting the network connection with the best quality of service and including an egress point and an egress packet path within the communications network to the egress point offering a best quality of service for the VoIP communication between the communications network and an outside network based on the network performance information; and
establishing the network connection between the communications network and the outside network for routing the VoIP communication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,493

INITIALIZING DEVICE COMPONENTS ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNICATIONS

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A system comprising:one or more memories storing computer-executable instructions; and
one or more hardware processors to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
receive input from a first device associated with a first profile;
determine, based on the input, a first command to initiate a communications session;
determine, based on correspondence between the input and data indicative of a second profile, a first confidence score associated with the second profile;
based on the first confidence score exceeding a first threshold value, send a second command to a second device associated with the second profile to cause the second device to begin preparing a component associated with the second device for use;
generate a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) invitation based on the first profile and the second profile;
send the SIP invitation to the second device subsequent to sending the second command to the second device;
receive a communication acceptance from the second device;
initiate a SIP communications session between the first device and the second device; and
initiate a Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) communications session between the first device and the second device to exchange data acquired by the component.

US Pat. No. 10,560,482

NETWORK ACCESS BY APPLICATIONS IN AN ENTERPRISE MANAGED DEVICE SYSTEM

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A system, comprising:a client device; and
a management component executable in the client device that, when executed, causes the at least one computing device to:
initiate enrollment of the client device with a management service based upon a user credential associated with a user account accessible to the management service;
obtain a network whitelist associated with the user account, the network whitelist identifying an application and a respective network permission associated with the application, the respective network permission specifying at least one condition under which the application is permitted to access a network connection;
determine a current network status of the client device;
determine that the application is allowed to access or disallowed from accessing the network connection based upon the current network status; and
modify an operating system network permission associated with the application based upon the determination that the application is allowed to access or disallowed from accessing the network connection.

US Pat. No. 10,560,480

RULE ENFORCEMENT BASED ON NETWORK ADDRESS REQUESTS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A first device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
receive, from a client device, a domain name system (DNS) query to obtain a network address that is associated with an application and a destination,
the DNS query being received before establishing a session to provide network traffic between the client device and the destination, and
the DNS query including application information that identifies the application;
determine, based on the application information, based on rule information stored in a data structure, and based on detecting, in the application information, a particular string that corresponds to a rule, that the application is associated with the rule;
store the application information and information identifying the DNS query;
obtain the network address based on providing the DNS query to a server device,
the server device providing the network address based on the application information included in the DNS query;
determine that the network address is associated with the rule based on the stored information identifying the DNS query; and
provide, based on determining that the application and the network address are associated with the rule, the network address, the rule, and the application information to a second device, to cause the second device to enforce the rule without decrypting the network traffic between the client device and the destination.

US Pat. No. 10,560,478

USING LOG EVENT MESSAGES TO IDENTIFY A USER AND ENFORCE POLICIES

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.,...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive, from a first device, at least one system log message generated at the first device, wherein the system log message is compatible with syslog and comprises at least one event string associated with a user interaction with the first device, and wherein the event string includes a field value associated with a first user identifier, wherein the first user identifier is stored in a first credential repository accessible to the first device, and wherein the first device provides a plurality of services, including at least one network function that facilitates communication between the first device and a resource, and at least one non-network function;
obtain the field value using the received system log message, at least in part by parsing at least a portion of the received system log message using a log parser in conjunction with a parse profile, wherein the parse profile indicates how to parse the field value;
use the obtained field value as a query to a directory service that is different from the first credential repository to obtain a second user identifier that is different from the first user identifier;
determine a policy to apply to a session between the first device and the resource based at least in part on the determined second user identifier, wherein determining the policy to apply to the session includes determining a policy applicable to a group associated with the second user identifier; and
apply the policy to the session, wherein applying the policy to the session includes: (1) permitting use of both the network function and non-network function when the second user identifier is associated with a first individual and (2) denying use of the network function but permitting use of the non-network function when the second user identifier is associated with a second individual; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,560,476

SECURE DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method for securing data storage, the method comprising:completing a registration and an authentication process between a client device, a server, and a third-party device, wherein the registration and the authentication process include:
sending, by the client device, a connection request to the server;
generating, by the server, the salt and a registration session ID for the client device based on the sent connection request;
sending, by the server, the generated salt and the generated registration session ID to the client device;
sending, by the server, the generated registration session ID and the server encryption key to the third-party device;
sending, by the client device, user data and the generated registration session ID to the third-party device;
generating, by the third-party device, a third-party encryption key based on the sent registration session ID, server encryption key and user data;
encrypting, by the third-party device, user data based on the received user data, server encryption key and registration session ID;
sending, by the third-party device, encrypted user data and the generated registration session ID to the server;
storing, by the server, the encrypted user data;
sending, by the client device, the connection request to the server;
generating, by the server, an authentication session identification (ID) for the client device based on the sent connection request;
sending, by the server, a stored salt and the generated authentication session ID to the client device based on the connection request;
sending, by the server, the generated authentication session ID, the server encryption key and user data to the third-party device;
sending, by the client device, the generated authentication session ID and user data to the third-party device;
generating, by the third-party device, a decryption key based on the received authentication session ID, server encryption key and user data received by the client device and the server; and
determining, by the third-party device, the user data received by the client device and the decrypted user data received by the server is authenticated.

US Pat. No. 10,560,475

PROCESSOR FOR ENHANCING NETWORK SECURITY

ChengDu HaiCun IP Technol...

1. A processor for enhancing network security, comprising an input bus for transferring at least a portion of at least a network packet; a semiconductor substrate with transistors thereon; and, at least one thousand storage-processing units (SPU's) disposed on said semiconductor substrate and communicatively coupled with said input bus, each of said SPU's comprising:at least a three-dimensional memory (3D-M) array for storing at least a portion of a rule pattern;
a pattern-processing circuit for performing pattern matching or pattern recognition on said network packet against said rule pattern;
a plurality of inter-storage-processor (ISP) connections for communicatively coupling said 3D-M array and said pattern-processing circuit;
wherein said pattern-processing circuit is disposed on said semiconductor substrate; said 3D-M array is stacked above said pattern-processing circuit; and, said processor comprises no more semiconductor substrate other than said semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,560,473

METHOD OF NETWORK MONITORING AND DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method of network monitoring executed by a computer, the method comprising:acquiring a log including site information for identifying each web site of a plurality of web sites that is previously accessed by each of access sources and content information for identifying each of the contents that is requested to each of the web sites by each of the access sources;
generating first combinations of a first content and a second content from the contents;
generating, for each of the first combinations, second combinations of the access source and the web site which provides both the first content and the second content for the access source;
determining degree of similarity by comparing each of the second combinations corresponding to each of the first combinations; and
determining a group that includes the first combinations corresponding to the second combinations whose degree of similarity is no less than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,469

IDENTIFYING DEVIATIONS IN DATA

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

12. A non-transitory computer readable medium including machine readable instructions executable by a processor in operation control information technology environment, to:collect data for selected metrics stored in a plurality of tables, wherein the data includes operational data fetched from one or more system components comprising servers, network components or storage components;
construct a metric vector based on the data for the selected metrics, wherein the selected metrics include a percent of memory used by a server, a percent of a computer processing unit (CPU) used by the server, or an input/output utilization of the server monitored over a period of time;
calculate a probability density for the metric vector using a Multivariate Gaussian Distribution algorithm, wherein the probability density indicates a deviation value for the metric vector relative to other metric vectors; and
identify an outlier metric from the metric vector that causes the deviation value for the metric vector, wherein the identifying of the outlier metric includes:
selecting a maximum outlier product from the multiplication of (x??)T??1 and (x??), where x is the metric vector, ? is a mean distribution vector, and ? is a covariance matrix, and
determining the outlier metric based on the maximum outlier product; and detecting anomaly associated with the one or more system components based on the outlier metric.

US Pat. No. 10,560,468

WINDOW-BASED RARITY DETERMINATION USING PROBABILISTIC SUFFIX TREES FOR NETWORK SECURITY ANALYSIS

SPLUNK INC., San Francis...

1. A method comprising:receiving a sequence of event feature sets corresponding to a sequence of events, wherein the event feature sets are derived from raw event machine data recorded in a computer network;
measuring an anomaly count within a target event window by processing the sequence of event feature sets through an event sequence prediction model to increase the anomaly count when the event sequence prediction model identifies an event feature set within the target event window as corresponding to an anomalous event, wherein the event sequence prediction model includes a probabilistic suffix tree (PST) based machine learning model;
comparing a rarity score for the target event window against an established baseline distribution to determine a probability of encountering the event window with the rarity score; and
upon determining that the probability of encountering the event window is below a threshold, identifying the target event window as containing a suspicious series of events by determining whether the anomaly count deviates from a baseline by a specified criterion; and
generating a computer security threat indicator or a computer security anomaly indicator based on the identification of the suspicious series of events.

US Pat. No. 10,560,466

VERTICAL THREAT ANALYTICS FOR DDOS ATTACKS

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A method of providing notifications of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack to a customer and mitigating the DDoS attack, the method comprising performing, by a computer system:receiving an indication from a first customer that the first customer is associated with a first market vertical;
receiving an indication from a second customer that the second customer is associated with the first market vertical;
receiving an indication that one or more first network resources associated with the first customer are experiencing a DDoS attack;
monitoring a rate of the attack to obtain one or more measured rates;
calculating a first quantity from the one or more measured rates of the attack on the one or more first network resources;
comparing the first quantity to a first threshold;
when the first quantity exceeds the first threshold, retrieving statistical data about the attack;
providing a first notification to the first customer, the first notification providing access to the statistical data;
identifying, based on the identification from the first customer and the identification from the second customer, a second network resource associated with the second customer; and
increasing, based on the comparing indicating that the first quantity exceeds the first threshold, a level of DDoS protection for the second network resource of the second customer for a selected amount of time.

US Pat. No. 10,560,457

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRIVILEGED ACCESS MANAGEMENT

American Express Travel R...

1. A method comprising:creating, by a processor, a policy table on a master database server, the policy table comprising permissions for a plurality of users, wherein the permissions include a plurality of active permissions and a plurality of non-active permissions;
replicating, by the processor, only the plurality of active permissions in the policy table from the master database server to a plurality of structured query language (SQL) databases on a periodic basis to create a subset of the policy table,
wherein the replicating comprises overwriting a most current subset of the policy table on the plurality of SQL databases, and
wherein each of the plurality of SQL databases stores the plurality of active permissions received from the master database server, and each of the plurality of active permissions received comprises a permission expiration time;
dynamically removing, by the processor and in response to the overwriting, at least a subset of the plurality of active permissions from the plurality of SQL databases, in response to permission expiration time of the subset of the plurality of active permissions is reached;
receiving, by the processor, a request from a user of the plurality of users to execute a command at a particular server, wherein the request includes at least two of: an identification of the particular server, an identification of the command and a reason for the request;
in response to the receiving the request from the user, querying, by the processor, a SQL database in the plurality of SQL databases to review the plurality of active permissions in the subset of the policy table;
verifying, by the processor, that the request from the user has a permission that corresponds to one of the plurality of active permissions in the subset of the policy table on the SQL database; and
allowing, by the processor, the user to execute the command at the particular server, in response to positive verification of the request from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,454

AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A computer-implemented method for a user to authorize a service client's access to a secured resource associated with a common identifier without transmitting or otherwise providing the secured resource's common identifier to the service client, the computer-implemented method comprising the steps of:providing at least one interface adapted to receive and transmit data in communication with a user's application, a service client's application, or both;
receiving registration information received from the user through the at least one interface, the registration information comprising a user identifier and at least one secured resource identifier associated with the common identifier of the secured resource, wherein the common identifier and the secured resource identifier are not the same;
receiving an authorization request message to authorize access to the secured resource by the service client, the authorization request message having been received through the at least one interface from the user's application and comprising:
a first service client identifier;
a first transaction specific information;
the user identifier; and
a designated secured resource identifier selected from one of the at least one secured resource identifiers; and
generating a first transaction specific authentication credential associated with the authorization request, whereby the first transaction specific authentication credential comprises a key string and does not include or reveal the common identifier associated with the designated secured resource identifier;
receiving an access request message from the service client's application through the at least one interface, the access request message comprising:
a second service client identifier;
a second transaction specific information; and
a second transaction specific authentication credential whereby the second transaction specific authentication credential was received by the service client's application from the user's application; and
validating the user's request to access the secured resource associated with the designated secured resource identifier without transmitting or otherwise providing the common identifier of the secured resource to the service client by determining if:
the first service client identifier matches the second service client identifier;
the first transaction specific information matches the second transaction specific information; and
the first transaction specific authentication credential matches the second transaction specific authentication credential.

US Pat. No. 10,560,449

METHOD FOR CONNECTING TO WLAN HOTSPOT DEVICE, WLAN HOTSPOT DEVICE, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD., ...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a first user equipment (UE), a two-dimensional barcode according to a wireless local area network (WLAN) authentication information corresponding to a WLAN hotspot device, wherein the WLAN authentication information is used for authentication to connect with the WLAN hotspot device;
sending, by the first UE, the two-dimensional barcode to the WLAN hotspot device;
scanning, by a second UE, the two-dimensional barcode presented on a display screen of the WLAN hotspot device;
extracting, by the second UE, the WLAN authentication information from the two-dimensional barcode;
presenting, by the second UE to a user, prompt information that instructs the user to connect to the WLAN hotspot device after the WLAN authentication information is successfully extracted from the two-dimensional barcode, wherein the prompt information comprises a button displayed for connection confirmation;
automatically enabling, by the second UE before connecting to the WLAN hotspot device, a WLAN function of the second UE when the WLAN function of the second UE is not already enabled;
receiving, by the second UE, an input on the button;
in response to the input on the button, completing, by the second UE, authentication with the WLAN hotspot device according to the WLAN authentication information; and
connecting, by the second UE, to the WLAN hotspot device.