US Pat. No. 10,165,983

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR DETERMINING A LIKELY PRESENCE OF A GENETIC DISORDER

FDNA INC., Tortola (VG)

1. An electronic system for determining from a series of pixels in an image of external cranio-facial soft tissue whether a subject is likely to be affected by a medical condition, the system comprising:at least one memory for storing computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to:
receive first electronic information reflective of first values corresponding to pixels of the cranio-facial external soft tissue image of the subject, wherein the first values correspond to relationships between at least one group of pixels in the cranio-facial soft tissue image of the subject;
analyze the first sets of values in the first electronic information for one or more dysmorphologies present in the cranio-facial external soft tissue image of the subject;
identify a first dysmorphology and a medical feature;
determine whether a first association exists between the first dysmorphology and the medical condition, and whether a second association exists between the medical feature and the medical condition;
determine a first strength of the first dysmorphology as a predictor of the medical condition based on a commonality of the first dysmorphology with a general population of individuals who do not have the medical condition, and a second strength of the medical feature as a predictor of the medical condition based on a commonality of the medical feature amongst the general population of individuals who do not have the medical condition; and
calculate a likelihood that the subject is affected by the medical condition by weighting the first dysmorphology as a function of the first strength of the first dysmorphology, and by weighting the first dysmorphology and the medical feature as a function of the second strength of the first dysmorphology and the medical feature.

US Pat. No. 10,165,981

SURGICAL NAVIGATION METHOD

STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS...

1. A method of tracking a surgical tool with respect to a patient, the method comprising the steps:attaching a camera to a face of the patient in a fixed position such that a field of view of the camera points away from the patient; and
tracking a position of the surgical tool in relation to the patient using pictures taken by the camera and a computerized navigation system.

US Pat. No. 10,165,978

METHOD FOR MEASURING HUMAN BODY INFORMATION, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a guide image which is updated based on a previously acquired human body image;
acquiring, by a camera, a human body image corresponding to the guide image;
in response to acquiring the human body image corresponding to the guide image, measuring information regarding the human body by supplying a current to a plurality of electrodes of the electronic device; and
outputting the information regarding the human body,
wherein outputting the information regarding the human body comprises:
mapping and storing the human body image and the information regarding the human body, and
in response to identifying a request for outputting the information regarding the human body, outputting the stored human body image and the stored information regarding the human body.

US Pat. No. 10,165,957

NEUROLOGICAL SCREENING CONNECTOR

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A medical lead screening connector comprising:a housing having a top surface;
lead receptor channels disposed within the housing and configured to receive a lead body flush or sub-flush with the top surface; and
a cover comprising transparent material attached to the housing to cover the top surface in a closed position, wherein the cover further comprises:
protrusions arranged to register with the at least one of the lead receptor channels and each configured to contact the lead body received in the respective lead receptor channel in the closed position; and
lead receptor apertures configured to allow the lead body to pass through the cover along a first exterior edge of the cover and registered with the lead receptor channels in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,165,945

COGNITIVELY INTEGRATED INDICATING SYSTEM

International Business Ma...

1. A method, in a data processing system, for interactively indicating information associated with a patient on a hospital garment, the method comprising:identifying a set of questions utilizing a set of information received from a plurality of sources within a medical facility;
analyzing the set of information for a set of key elements;
utilizing the set of key elements to identify one or more questions from a search question database;
submitting the one or more questions to a request processing pipeline implemented by a healthcare cognitive system;
responsive to receiving a response from the request processing pipeline, identifying one or more communications to be sent to one or more hospital garments associated with the patient and/or medical staff; and
sending the one or more communications to the one or more hospital garments to cause the one or more hospital garments to change a visual cue.

US Pat. No. 10,165,935

MEASURING HEAD OF AN ENDOSCOPIC DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR INSPECTING AND MEASURING AN OBJECT

1. A measuring head of an endoscopic device comprising:an optical projection unit including a light source for illuminating an object to be examined with light, and
an optical measurement unit including a light sensor for recording the light reflected or diffused from the object to be examined,
wherein the optical measurement unit has an aperture diaphragm including a variable aperture;
an aperture setting unit selectively changing the variable aperture between:
a first size of the variable aperture providing a lower resolution for inspecting the object;
a second size of the variable aperture larger than the first size providing a higher resolution for measuring the object;
the optical projection unit including a pattern forming element for projecting a pattern onto the object; the pattern being imagable when the variable aperture changed to the second size providing the higher resolution for measuring the object and non-imagable when the variable aperture changed to the first size providing the lower resolution for inspecting the object.

US Pat. No. 10,165,930

ENDOSCOPE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An endoscope comprising:an insertion portion which includes a distal end and a proximal end;
an operation portion which is provided on a proximal end side of the insertion portion and includes an operating member;
a distal end portion body which is provided on a distal end side of the insertion portion;
a rotating shaft which is rotatably supported in the distal end portion body;
an elevator which is coupled with one end of the rotating shaft;
an elevator erecting lever which is coupled with the other end of the rotating shaft;
an operating wire which includes a proximal-end-side coupling portion coupled with the operating member and a distal-end-side coupling portion coupled with the elevator erecting lever, the operating wire configured to rotate the rotating shaft through the elevator erecting lever by operation of the operating member to erect the elevator;
a partition wall which includes a holding hole to support the rotating shaft, is a part of the distal end portion body and is provided between the elevator and the elevator erecting lever; and
a seal member which is disposed between the holding hole and the rotating shaft, wherein:
the rotating shaft includes a first rotating shaft and a second rotating shaft;
the first rotating shaft has one end connected with the elevator erecting lever and another end provided with a first coupling portion;
the second rotating shaft has one end that is integrally formed with the elevator or connected with the elevator by welding of the one end and the elevator, and another end provided with a second coupling portion which is coupled with the first coupling portion in a relativity unrotatable manner; and
a coupling position in which the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion are coupled with each other is disposed on a side of the elevator erecting lever with respect to the seal member.

US Pat. No. 10,165,929

COMPACT MULTI-VIEWING ELEMENT ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM

EndoChoice, Inc., Alphar...

1. A manifold for use in an endoscope, comprising:a manifold housing having a partially cylindrical shape with a curved top surface, a partially curved first side and a partially curved second side wherein the manifold housing comprises a base, wherein the base has a first width, a first length, and a proximal surface, and an elongated portion, which is attached to the base, wherein the elongated portion has a second width, a second length, and a distal surface, wherein the first width is greater than the second width and the first length is less than the second length; and
a Y-shaped fluid conduit comprising a central stem portion, a first prong portion, and a second prong portion, wherein the central stem portion extends from an entrance port on the proximal surface of the base through the base, wherein the first prong portion extends from a distal end of the central portion through the base to an exit port on the partially curved first side, and wherein the second prong portion extends from the distal end of the central portion through the base to an exit port on the partially curved second side.

US Pat. No. 10,165,917

CLEANOUT TOOL FOR A SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

BISSELL Homecare, Inc., ...

1. A cleanout tool for an extraction cleaner having a fluid delivery system for delivering cleaning fluid to a surface to be cleaned, and a recovery system for removing spent cleaning fluid and debris from the surface to be cleaned and comprising a suction nozzle defining a suction pathway, a suction source in fluid communication with the suction nozzle for generating a working air stream and an agitator provided adjacent to the suction nozzle for agitating the surface to be cleaned, the cleanout tool comprising:an elongated body having a first end and a second end opposite the first end and wherein the body is flat and rectilinear in shape, with two opposing sides and joined with two opposing edges which are more narrow than a width defined by the sides;
the first end of the body, defined by one of the opposing edges, comprising at least one hook; and
the second end of the body, defined by another of the opposing edges, comprising a comb disposed at an angle relative to the elongated body, wherein the comb comprises a plurality of tines and the plurality of tines have ends which define an angled edge of the second end;
wherein the first end of the body is configured to be inserted into the suction nozzle to remove material within the suction nozzle using the at least one hook to catch the material;
wherein the second end of the body is configured to remove material from the agitator using the comb; and
wherein the at least one hook and the plurality of tines lie in a common plane.

US Pat. No. 10,165,916

VACUUM CLEANER BASE ASSEMBLY AND AIR PASSAGE SYSTEM

MIDEA AMERICA, CORP., Pa...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a handle having a first handle side and a second handle side opposite the first handle side;
a dirt separator mounted to the handle and having a separator inlet for receiving dirt-laden air and a separator outlet for discharging cleaned air;
a suction motor mounted in the handle and having a suction motor inlet, the suction motor being configured to generate a suction airflow into the suction motor inlet;
a nozzle having a bottom face, a first side region that extends along the first handle side, and a second side region that extends along the second handle side to thereby locate at least a portion of the handle between the first side region and the second side region;
a suction inlet passing through the bottom face of the nozzle, the suction inlet comprising an opening that is elongated along a suction inlet axis extending from the first side region to the second side region;
a pivot joining the nozzle to the handle at a pivot axis that extends from the first side region of the nozzle to the second side region of the nozzle and in parallel with the suction inlet axis, the pivot comprising a first pivot connection joining the first side region to the first handle side, and a second pivot connection joining the second side region to the second handle side;
wherein the nozzle comprises an upper shell and a lower shell that are joined together, the upper shell comprising an upper arm having a lower surface, the lower shell comprising a lower arm having an upper surface, wherein the lower surface of the upper arm faces the upper surface of the lower arm and the lower surface and the upper surface are connected at respective edges thereof to form an enclosed rigid base air passage extending from the suction inlet to the first pivot connection;
a first handle air passage located in the handle and extending from the first pivot connection to the separator inlet, the first handle air passage being fluidly connected to the base air passage through the first pivot connection;
a second handle air passage located in the handle and extending from the separator outlet to the suction motor inlet;
a carriage mounted to the nozzle and the handle to rotate relative to the nozzle and the handle, the carriage being configured to support the nozzle and the handle on a horizontal plane the carriage comprising a first side region adjacent to the first side region of the nozzle and a second side region adjacent to the second side region of the nozzle; and
a storage lock assembly comprising a resiliently-deformable crossbeam and a protrusion,
wherein the crossbeam comprising at least a portion that is substantially linear in shape and longitudinally extending between the first side region of the carriage and a second side region of the carriage, the portion of the crossbeam being deformable from the substantially linear shape, and the protrusion comprises an extension of the handle and rotates with the handle, the protrusion presses against and temporarily deforms the crossbeam when the handle is moved from an upright position to a reclined position or from the reclined position to the upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,165,882

DRINKING STRAW AND CLOSURE ASSEMBLY

1. A drinking straw assembly for use with a beverage container, the drinking straw assembly comprising:a length of a hollow cylindrical straw body having a central longitudinal axis and defined by a cylindrical straw wall extending between upper and lower straw ends, the straw wall having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the exterior surface defining a straw body exterior diameter;
a length of a hollow sleeve body defined by a sleeve wall extending between upper and lower sleeve ends, the sleeve wall having a cylindrical interior surface and an exterior surface, the cylindrical sleeve wall interior surface defining a sleeve interior diameter, the sleeve interior diameter slightly nominally greater than the straw body exterior diameter such that the hollow cylindrical sleeve body can be slidably received over the upper straw end and frictionally maintained in place about an upper portion of said straw body length; and
a decorative article fixedly attached to the exterior surface of the length of the hollow cylindrical sleeve body; and
a plurality of faux jewels and/or faux beads disposed 360 degrees around the exterior surface of the hollow sleeve body.

US Pat. No. 10,165,880

TUMBLER HAVING PELTIER DEVICE

1. A tumbler comprising:a container having a channel formed in a center portion in a longitudinal direction and a circular drink storing part enclosing the channel and storing drink therein;
a Peltier device of a hollow cylinder disposed to be brought into contact with an inner wall of the channel of the container and transferring heat from the drink stored in the drink storing part;
a blowing unit installed to a lower portion of the container to supply an air to the channel;
a control unit installed to a side of the container to control the blowing unit; and
a temperature display unit installed to a side of the container to display a temperature of the drink stored in the drink storing part,
wherein the container includes a container body provided with an opening on an upper portion, with the circular drink storing part being formed in the container body, and a lid configured to close the opening of the container body and provided with an outlet which communicates with the channel of the container body, through which the air supplied to the inside of the channel by the blowing unit is discharged to an outside, and
the blowing unit includes a blower fan rotatably installed to the channel at the lower portion of the container to supply the air in the channel, and a battery installed to the lower portion of the container to supply a power to the blower fan, with a center portion communicating with the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,165,877

STACKABLE CONTAINER SYSTEM

Runway Blue, LLC, Alpine...

1. A stackable container system comprising:a beverage container comprising:
a beverage container body;
a beverage container lid connecting portion disposed at least proximate an upper portion of the beverage container body, the beverage container lid connecting portion comprising a threaded connecting portion disposed on an outer surface of the upper portion of the beverage container body;
an annular flange extending downwardly from a lower portion of the beverage container body; and
a smaller container lid connecting portion disposed on an interior wall of the annular flange, the smaller container lid connecting portion comprising a male portion of a bayonet mount including an inwardly extending flange from the annular flange and an engaging portion;
a beverage container lid selectively connected to the beverage container lid connecting portion of the beverage container, the beverage container lid comprising an opening and a closure, the closure sized and configured to selectively close the opening in the lid, the beverage container lid including a threaded connecting portion disposed on an inner surface of an annular wall;
at least one smaller container sized and configured to be selectively connected to the beverage container, each smaller container comprising:
a smaller container body; and
a threaded connecting portion disposed at least proximate an upper portion of the smaller container body, the threaded connecting portion disposed on an outer surface of the upper portion of the smaller container body; and
at least one smaller container lid sized and configured to be selectively connected to the threaded connecting portion of the smaller container and the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container, each smaller container lid comprising:
a first connecting structure on a first side of the smaller container lid, the first connecting structure comprising a threaded connecting portion on an inner surface of a downwardly extending flange that is selectively connected to the threaded connecting portion of the smaller container;
a second connecting structure on a second side of the smaller container lid, the second connecting structure comprising a female portion of a bayonet mount, the female portion of the bayonet mount comprising:
an upwardly extending portion having a perimeter located horizontally inward of a perimeter of the downwardly extending flange of the first connecting structure on the first side of the smaller container lid;
at least one outwardly extending flange disposed on an outer wall of the upwardly extending portion, an upper surface of the outwardly extending flange generally aligned with an upper surface of the upwardly extending portion of the second connecting structure; and
an upwardly extending receiving portion disposed in a lower portion of the outwardly extending flange, the upwardly extending receiving portion sized and configured to receive the engaging portion of the smaller container lid connecting portion when the smaller container lid is connected to the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container; and
a central portion disposed between and separating the first connecting structure and the second connecting structure of the smaller container lid, the first connecting structure and the second connecting structure comprising different types of connecting structures;
wherein the outwardly extending flange of the second connecting structure of the smaller container lid at least partially abuts the inwardly extending flange of the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container when the smaller container lid is connected to the beverage container;
wherein the second connecting structure of the smaller container lid is at least partially disposed in the smaller container lid connecting portion of the beverage container when the smaller container lid is connected to the beverage container; and
wherein the threaded connecting portion of the smaller container is at least partially disposed in the first connecting structure of the smaller container lid when the smaller container is connected to the smaller container lid.

US Pat. No. 10,165,875

PICTURE HANGING MARKING TOOL

1. A mounting hole transfer device comprising:a support member; and
one or more marker housings slidably positioned on the support member, wherein the one or more marker housings are capable of being lockably positioned at any point along the support member and comprise an opening to transfer an indicia onto a surface, and at least one horizontal level on at least one of the support member or the one or more marker housings to leveling the mounting hole transfer device.

US Pat. No. 10,165,872

PANEL ASSEMBLY, PANEL SYSTEM INCLUDING THE PANEL ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD THEREOF

THINKTERIOR STUDIO PTE. L...

1. A panel assembly configured to be hangable on a hanging horizontal beam mounted to a structural support and usable with at least one peg to display an object, the panel assembly comprising:a first panel having a front side and a back side, and a plurality of spaced first through holes extending between the front side and the back side; and
a first back support having a first side and a second side opposite the first side thereof, and secured to the first panel, with the first side of the first back support confronting the back side of the first panel,
wherein the first back support includes, on the first side thereof, a plurality of first blind holes that each align with one of the plurality of spaced first through holes,
wherein the first back support is configured to engage and hang from the hanging horizontal beam,
wherein each of the plurality of spaced first through holes is dimensioned to permit one of the at least one peg to pass therethrough,
wherein each of the plurality of first blind holes is dimensioned to receive one of the at least one peg inserted through one of the plurality of spaced first through holes, and
wherein the first back support comprises:
a plurality of first vertical beams each having a first side disposed confronting the back side of the first panel and a second side opposite the first side thereof, the plurality of first vertical beams being horizontally spaced from each other; and
a first horizontal beam having a first side disposed confronting the back side of the first panel and a second side opposite the first side thereof,
wherein each of the plurality of first vertical beams has, on the first side thereof, a first slot sized to receive the first horizontal beam and allow the first side of the first horizontal beam and the first sides of the plurality of first vertical beams to contact the back side of the first panel, and
wherein each of the plurality of first vertical beams has a plurality of vertically spaced first blind holes opening from the first side thereof, the plurality of first blind holes in the first back support comprising the plurality of vertically spaced first blind holes in the plurality of first vertical beams.

US Pat. No. 10,165,866

BENCH

Furniture of America, Inc...

1. A furniture assembly, comprising:a bed frame having a headboard; and
a bench which comprises:
a base frame which comprises a seat frame and a leg frame downwardly extended from said seat frame; and
a back frame upwardly extended from said seat frame, wherein a shape of said back frame matches with a shape of said headboard of said bed frame, wherein said back frame comprises a back supporting panel upwardly extended from said seat frame, a back cushion overlapped on said back supporting panel, and a back enclosing layer that wraps said back cushion at said back supporting panel, wherein said seat frame comprises a seat supporting panel, a seat cushion overlapped on said seat supporting panel, and a top enclosing layer that wraps said seat cushion on said seat supporting panel, wherein a bottom edge of said back supporting panel of said back frame is upwardly and perpendicularly coupled with a rear edge of said seat supporting panel of said seat frame, wherein said back frame further comprises a coupling panel extended from said bottom edge of said back supporting panel to couple at a bottom of said seat frame.

US Pat. No. 10,165,864

CHAIR ARMREST DEVICE

1. A chair armrest device comprising:a main frame including an upper end having a first coupling portion and a lower end having a second coupling portion;
an outer sleeve including a third coupling portion and an insertion portion, wherein the third coupling portion is coupled to the first coupling portion, wherein the insertion portion includes an insertion groove extending in a vertical direction, wherein a positioning portion is disposed in the insertion groove and extends in the vertical direction, wherein the positioning portion includes a plurality of positioning grooves spaced from each other in the vertical direction, and wherein the insertion portion further includes a passage located at a side of the positioning portion and extending in the vertical direction;
a cover mounted above the outer sleeve, wherein the cover includes a top wall and a peripheral wall extending downward along a periphery of the top wall, wherein the top wall includes a through-hole aligned with the insertion groove of the outer sleeve, wherein the outer cover further includes a stopper for blocking the opening of the passage of the outer sleeve;
an inner sleeve including a shank at a lower end thereof, wherein the shank is received in the insertion portion of the outer sleeve, wherein a fourth coupling portion is disposed on top of the shank, wherein the shank includes an annular wall and a bottom wall, wherein the shank further includes a first compartment in a central portion thereof, wherein the annular wall of the shank includes a slot, wherein the fourth coupling portion includes a second compartment;
a control device including a coupling board, an actuating rod, a button, and an elastic element, wherein the coupling board is fixed in the second compartment, wherein the actuating rod extends in the vertical direction and is pivotably received in the first compartment of the inner sleeve, wherein the actuating rod includes a rectilinear rod portion having a lower portion and an upper portion, wherein a positioning peg is formed on the lower portion of the rectilinear rod portion and extends through the slot of the shank of the inner sleeve for releasably engaging with one of the plurality of positioning grooves, wherein a guiding peg is formed on the upper portion of the rectilinear rod portion, wherein the button includes a pivotal hole pivotably connected to the coupling board, wherein the button includes a guiding portion and a pressing portion, wherein the guiding portion includes an inclined guiding groove through which the guiding peg extends, and wherein the elastic element provides the button with operational elasticity; and
a pad mounted above the fourth coupling portion of the inner sleeve,
wherein when the pressing portion is not pressed, the positioning member is received in one of the plurality of positioning grooves,
wherein when the pressing portion is pressed, the guiding portion actuates the actuating rod to pivot, and the positioning peg is moved into the passage of the outer sleeve, permitting adjustment of a height of the pad.

US Pat. No. 10,165,860

COSMETIC DOOR PANEL SUSPENSION AND ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM FOR A BUILT-IN APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A cosmetic panel suspension system for an appliance, the cosmetic panel suspension system comprising:an outer door panel having a perimetrical flange;
a plurality of side adjusters attached to the perimetrical flange, wherein each side adjuster includes a worm gear disposed in a meshing engagement with a rack gear, wherein the worm gear is linearly fixed and rotationally operable within a cage, and wherein the rack gear is rotationally fixed and linearly operable within the cage such that rotational operation of the worm gear laterally translates the rack gear relative to the cage, wherein the cage includes first and second cage members that are rotationally operable relative to one another between an open assembly position and a closed operation position, the first and second cage members being rotationally operable about the worm gear, wherein the worm gear slidably operates the rack gear in the closed operating position;
at least one adjustment bracket having a plurality of positioning apertures in slidable engagement with a portion of the perimetrical flange, wherein the plurality of side adjusters extends through respective positioning apertures defined within the at least one adjustment bracket, and wherein adjustment of at least one side adjuster of the plurality of side adjusters slides the at least one adjustment bracket relative to the perimetrical flange; and
a cosmetic panel attached to the at least one adjustment bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,165,856

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

1. A household appliance, comprisinga loading level;
a receiving area for receiving the loading level;
a guide rail assembly configured to guide the loading level when the loading level is selectively displaced into or out of the receiving area along the guide rail assembly;
a retractor secured to the guide rail assembly and configured to automatically displace the loading level into the receiving area; and
an activator arm configured to engage in a form-fit manner in an engagement section of the retractor,
wherein the guide rail assembly comprises a fixed guide rail, which is fixed to the receiving area, and at least one movable guide rail, which is fixed to the loading level, said retractor configured to automatically displace the at least one movable guide rail along the fixed guide rail,
wherein the retractor includes a plate-shaped fastening section which is directly fixed to the at least one movable guide rail,
wherein the plate-shaped fastening section includes at least one snap hook which engages in a form-fit manner into at least one corresponding cut-out of the at least one movable guide rail,
wherein the activator arm is fixed to the fixed guide rail of the guide rail assembly, and
wherein the activator arm has a contact section that rests on a top side of the fixed guide rail, and a triangular extension plate with a securing section configured to engage the fixed guide rail and a pin-type activator section located on a tip of the triangular extension plate.

US Pat. No. 10,165,851

ACCESSORY HOLDER

1. A device for attachment to a belt for holding an accessory, comprising:a) a holder formed as a single piece having a base;
b) said base having a front surface and a back surface;
c) said base having a pair of spaced apart belt receiving slots;
d) said front surface of said base having a right side and a left side;
e) said left side of said base having a first retaining portion extending perpendicularly to said front surface and said first retaining portion having a first sidewall extending therefrom parallel to and spaced from said front surface and forming a first recess;
f) said right side of said base having a second retaining portion extending perpendicularly to said front surface and said second retaining portion having a second sidewall extending therefrom parallel to and spaced from said front surface and forming a second recess;
g) a resilient release member formed as part of said base; and,
h) wherein said release member is formed by two arcuate spaced apart slots extending from a top edge of said base and said release member includes a catch and said release member is located below said top edge of said base and said catch extends outwardly from said front surface for engaging an accessory so that the accessory is retained in said holder by said first retaining portion and said second retaining portion and said catch.

US Pat. No. 10,165,850

RELEASABLY-ENGAGEABLE STRAP LOOP

REALWEAR, INCORPORATED, ...

1. A releasably-engageable strap loop comprising:a unitary body having a gate member and a hooked-frame member, the gate member including a first elbow end joining a second elbow end of the hooked-frame member,
wherein the gate member further includes a first engaging end opposite the first elbow end, the first engaging end having an outwardly-facing flange and at least one notched portion that together present a set of leg members and a corresponding set of outwardly-facing feet members,
wherein the hooked-frame member further includes a second engaging end extending from a bended portion of the hooked-frame member opposite the second elbow end, the second engaging end having at least one inwardly-facing flange and the bended portion having at least one inwardly-facing saddle member,
wherein the at least one inwardly-facing saddle member is configured to complement the set of leg members and the inwardly-facing flange is configured to complement the corresponding set of outwardly-facing feet members when the strap loop is in an engaged state.

US Pat. No. 10,165,846

BACKPACKS WITH COOPERATIVELY ADJUSTED HIP BELTS AND COMPRESSION STRAPS

CamelBak Products, LLC, ...

1. A backpack, comprising:a pack body that includes at least one storage compartment;
at least one shoulder strap operatively coupled to the pack body and configured to at least partially support the backpack upon a user's shoulders when the user wears the backpack; and
a belt assembly configured to extend around the user's waist when the user wears the backpack;
wherein the pack body includes:
a back panel configured to lie adjacent to the user's back when the user wears the backpack; and
an exterior panel that faces away from the back panel and is at least partially separated from the back panel by a storage compartment of the at least one storage compartment;
wherein the belt assembly includes:
at least one compression strap segment configured to selectively adjust a pack volume of the pack body;
at least one hip belt segment configured to at least partially support the backpack upon the user's hips when the user wears the backpack;
at least one adjustment strap interconnecting a corresponding compression strap segment and a corresponding hip belt segment; and
a releasable fastener configured to selectively secure the belt assembly around the user's waist when the user wears the backpack;
wherein each compression strap segment includes a compression strap segment pack end that is coupled to the pack body and a compression strap segment adjustment end that is coupled to a corresponding adjustment strap;
wherein each hip belt segment includes a hip belt segment pack end that is coupled to the pack body at a location proximal the back panel relative to a corresponding compression strap segment pack end and a hip belt segment adjustment end that is coupled to a corresponding adjustment strap;
wherein each compression strap segment adjustment end is coupled to the corresponding hip belt segment adjustment end only via the corresponding adjustment strap;
wherein the backpack includes a belt assembly waist loop with a belt assembly waist perimeter, wherein the belt assembly waist loop is partially defined by each hip belt segment and a portion of each adjustment strap that extends between the corresponding hip belt segment and the releasable fastener,
wherein each adjustment strap is configured to selectively adjust each of the pack volume and the belt assembly waist perimeter, and
wherein the belt assembly is configured such that, responsive to the user applying a tension force to the adjustment strap, each of the pack volume and the belt assembly waist perimeter decreases by a respective degree that depends upon a ratio of the force required to decrease the pack volume to the force required to decrease the belt assembly waist perimeter.

US Pat. No. 10,165,835

BRAZED JOINT FOR ATTACHMENT OF GEMSTONES TO EACH OTHER AND/OR A METALLIC MOUNT

1. A gemstone setting comprising:a gemstone;
at least two mounting surfaces; and
at least two braze joints, the at least two braze joints being formed from a reactive metallic alloy, the at least two braze joints adhering the gemstone to the at least two mounting surfaces, the at least two braze joints being substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone by preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.

US Pat. No. 10,165,830

SHOE UPPER

ASICS CORPORATION, (JP)

1. An upper of a shoe configured to cover at least a portion of a foot, the upper comprising:a medial side portion configured to cover a medial side surface of the foot;
a lateral side portion configured to cover a lateral side surface of the foot;
a plurality of panels provided in the medial side portion and/or the lateral side portion, configured to be separated from one another in a longitudinal direction of the foot, and configured to cover at least a portion of a side surface of the foot,
a fastening member configured to pull the panels toward a central portion between a medial side and a lateral side of the foot;
a plurality of string-shaped non-elongatable string portions extending in the longitudinal direction, the string portions placed between a pair of the plurality of panels that are adjacent to each other in the longitudinal direction;
a mesh member formed by a woven fabric or a knit fabric, having elongate slit-shaped through holes arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows; and
at least one panel member layered on the mesh member,
wherein each of the string portions is formed by a body part of the mesh member between two of the plurality of through holes that are configured to be spaced apart from, and adjacent to, each other in a circumferential direction of the foot.

US Pat. No. 10,165,828

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH DECOUPLED UPPER

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a longitudinal direction extending along a major axis of the article of footwear and a lateral direction extending along a minor axis of the article of footwear;
an upper and a sole structure;
a first side extending along the longitudinal direction of the article of footwear;
a second side extending along the longitudinal direction of the article of footwear; the first side being on an opposite side of the article of footwear from the second side;
a connecting member including a sheet of material, the sheet of material forming the connecting member being folded along the longitudinal direction in a linear orientation along an entire length of the connecting member such that the connecting member includes an upper layer and a lower layer;
the upper layer being attached to the upper along the first side and the lower layer being attached to the sole structure along the first side; the second side of the sole structure and the second side of the upper being directly coupled to each other;
the upper layer and the lower layer of the connecting member being decoupled from one another at the first side such that the upper layer is configured to move substantially independently of the lower layer at the first side, wherein the decoupled upper layer and the decoupled lower layer allow a lower periphery of the upper to move substantially independently of an upper periphery of the sole structure on the first side of the article of footwear; and
wherein the first side is a medial side.

US Pat. No. 10,165,822

INSULATED FOOTWEAR ARTICLES

1. A footwear article comprising an upper region, a toe region comprising a toe top region and toe bottom region, and a foot bottom region, wherein said footwear articlehas a footwear thermal resistance Rf of said upper region of 0.18 m2° C./W or less;
a low bulk insulation with a thermal conductivity of 30 mW/m° C. or less in said toe top region; and
has a footwear thermal resistance ratio of said toe region to said foot bottom region of 0.80 or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,165,815

SHIRT STAY

1. A shirt stay for maintaining shirttails in a flat and fully extended position, comprising:a pair of elastic thigh bands; each of the elastic thigh bands configured to wrap around a high of wearer;
a crotch panel having a pair of panels, a front panel and a rear panel, each panel having a top edge and a bottom edge, the bottom edges of the front and rear panels forming an opening in the crotch panel, the opening selectively closing by a fastener;
a plurality of elastic straps, each elastic strap of the plurality of elastic straps having a pair of ends, each said elastic strap of the plurality of elastic straps having a first end having a clasp configured for clasping a shirttail, each said elastic strap having a second end attaching to the crotch panel; and
a plurality of connector straps, a first end of each connector strap connecting to one of the plurality of elastic straps and attaching on the crotch panel to one of the pair of the elastic thigh bands, providing tension to the shirt stay and maintaining the shirttail in a proper position; wherein said one of the elastic thigh band has at least one vertical tape strip configured for preventing the elastic thigh band from stretching in a vertical direction and rolling, thereby maintaining the elastic straps at a fixed distance from the shirttail.

US Pat. No. 10,165,814

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING GARMENTS AND RELATED ARTICLES

1. A system for selectively connecting articles of clothing, the system comprising:a glove having a first end and a second end;
a sleeve having a first end and a second end;
the second end of the glove comprising a first connection member, and the first end of the sleeve comprising a second connection member;
wherein said first connection member comprises an upper portion and a lower portion, said upper portion comprising at least one magnet of a first polarity, and said lower portion comprising at least one magnet of a second polarity, said second polarity comprising an opposite polarity to said first polarity;
wherein said second connection member comprises an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion comprising at least one magnet of a first polarity, and the lower portion comprising at least one magnet of a second polarity, the second polarity comprising an opposite polarity to the first polarity;
wherein the at least one magnet of the upper portion of the first connection member is attracted to the at least one magnet of the upper portion of the second connection member, and the at least one magnet of the lower portion of the first connection member is repelled by the at least one magnet of the upper portion of the second connection member;
wherein the first connection member and the second connection member are adapted to communicate with one another and wherein the second connection member is sized to be at least partially received within a portion of the first connection member to selectively connect the glove and the sleeve; and
wherein a magnetic attraction between the magnets is operable to maintain the glove in communication with the sleeve until a user applies a removal force to at least one of the glove and the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,165,806

SYSTEMS FOR ACTIVE COUPLING OF AIRBAGS

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. An airbag deployment system, comprising:a torso protection assembly; and
an airbag assembly coupled to the torso protection assembly, the airbag assembly including:
an airbag;
an inflation device configured to inflate the airbag from a deflated configuration to an inflated configuration; and
an airbag coupling device provided on the airbag, the airbag coupling device positioned to couple with a helmet coupling device provided on a helmet following inflation of the airbag from the deflated configuration into the inflated configuration such that the airbag resists relative movement between the helmet and the torso protection assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,805

BOTTOM GARMENT WITH BUTTOCK LIFTING FEATURE

Delta Global Sourcing Lim...

1. A bottom garment with buttock lifting feature which comprisesa seat area and a waist area;
two back pockets provided symmetrically at an outer side of the seat area respectively;
each of the back pockets has an outer lateral edge, an inner lateral edge opposite the outer lateral edge, and a bottom edge connecting a lower end of the outer lateral edge and a lower end of the inner lateral edge; and
a tape attached to an inner side of the seat area corresponding to each of the back pockets, such that the tape extends downwardly from the waist area within a boundary defined by stitches of the outer lateral edge of the back pocket to the lower end of the outer lateral edge, then extends laterally from the lower end of the outer lateral edge within a boundary defined by stitches of the bottom edge to the lower end of the inner lateral edge, and finally extends upwardly from the lower end of the inner lateral edge within a boundary defined by stitches of the inner lateral edge to the waist area;
the waist area is in form of a contour waistband made of a plurality of waistband members sewn together;
the plurality of waistband members comprises an outside left front waistband, an outside right front waistband, an inside right front waistband, an inside left front waistband, an outside back waistband and an inside back waistband; the inside back waistband is made of an elastic fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,165,777

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLYLPYRAZOLE DERIVATIVE AND USE OF SAME AS HERBICIDE

KYOYU AGRI CO., LTD., Ka...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (I)
wherein,
R1 represents a chlorine atom or bromine atom,
R2 represents a cyano group or nitro group,
R3 and R4 may be the same or different and represent C1-C6 alkyl groups, C3-C6 cycloalkyl groups, C3-C6 alkenyl groups, C3-C6 alkynyl groups, C1-C6 alkoxy groups, halogen atoms, hydrogen atoms or Cy, wherein each group other than Cy may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and R3 and R4 may form a four- to seven-membered cyclic hydrocarbon together with carbon atoms bound thereto,
Cy represents an optionally substituted phenyl group or optionally substituted five- to six-membered heterocyclic group, wherein the substituents are selected from the group consisting of one or more halogen atoms, hydroxyl groups, nitro groups, cyano groups, C1-C4 alkyl groups which may be substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and C1-C4 alkoxy groups which may be substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and
a represents 3 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,165,767

MOTOR DRIVEN FISHING REEL

1. A motor driven fishing reel comprising:a main body having opposing sides;
a fishing line spool rotatably mounted to said main body via a spool axle;
a motorized drive assembly affixed to said main body;
said motorized drive assembly including an electric motor having an output shaft configured for powered rotation of said spool;
a clutch mechanically directly connected to said output shaft and to said spool to transfer power to said spool thereby causing powered rotation thereof;
an electrical control system to allow for user variation of the speed of said motor thereby allowing for user regulation of spool winding speed; and
means for wireless remote controlled actuation thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,165,765

SPEARGUN

7. A speargun, comprisinga barrel,
a handle unit comprising a handle and a finger trigger located in front of the handle,
the handle unit being releasably connected to the barrel, and
a trigger unit for releasing a spear through activation of the finger trigger,wherein fixation means are provided for fixing the handle unit in different positions along a length of said barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,165,762

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED CONTAINERS

Kenneth D. Hughes, Alpha...

1. A device for maintaining living organisms in a temperature controlled environment comprising:one or more aquarium or terrarium containers for housing said living organisms, wherein said aquarium or terrarium container consists of glass, plastics, or a combination thereof; and
a container support structure, comprising a hole or cut-out in a top surface of the container support structure above which each aquarium or terrarium container is separably attached such that each aquarium or terrarium can be separated from the container support structure, and below which a flat planar integrated temperature control element is mounted in intimate contact with the container support structure, wherein the flat planar integrated temperature control element is pressure fit into a section of the container support structure below the hole or cut-out in the top surface of the container support structure;
wherein said temperature control element has less than 35 watts of power and is not in direct contact with said one or more aquarium or terrarium containers; and
wherein said temperature control element is separated from the bottom of said one or more aquarium or terrarium containers by a volume of air contained within the container support structure that transfers heat between said temperature control element and said one or more aquarium or terrarium containers.

US Pat. No. 10,165,761

MULTILEVEL CAGE FOR TRANSPORTING AND STUNNING LIVE POULTRY

Bright Coop, Inc., Nacog...

1. A method of transporting poultry birds from a place where they are grown to a place where they are slaughtered and dressed for consumption, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing a first door covering a first opening of a cage compartment, wherein the first door is spring-biased toward a closed position across the first opening of the cage;
b) placing plural poultry birds into a second opening of a cage compartment;
c) securely closing a second door over the second opening;
d) transporting the cage compartment to another location; and
e) tilting the cage in the direction of the first opening to a predetermined angle at which the poultry birds will slide toward the first opening of the cage compartment and the weight of the poultry birds will push the spring-biased first door beyond a bias point and into an open position wherein the spring biases the first door toward an open position, allowing the poultry birds to exit the cage compartment through the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,165,759

VP TRAINER

1. A hand held vp trainer for training and exercising dogs of all ages and sizes by an owner or trainer, comprising:(a) a flexible yet robust, telescopic pole having lower, middle, and upper telescopic sections for extending or collapsing the pole, the pole having a grip handle attached to the base of the pole along with a rounded off base segment of the pole;
(b) a clip attached to the pole near the other end farthest away from the handle, where a tether from a training and exercising object can be attached;
(c) two locking mechanisms, where in each comprises a spring and two ball bearings for locking the lower, middle, and upper telescopic sections in place when expanded;
(d) a track inside the lower and middle telescopic pole sections, and a notch on the bottom of the middle and upper telescopic pole sections, for guidance when expanding or collapsing the pole;
(e) a stopper inside the lower and middle telescopic pole sections, to make sure that the telescopic pole will not extend beyond a certain limit;
(f) magnetized notches on the bottom of the middle and upper telescopic pole sections, and magnetized bottom tracks inside of the lower and middle telescopic pole sections, so when the telescopic pole is collapsed it will stay collapsed and not extend on its own, unless extended by the owner or trainer; and
(g) a plurality of training and exercising objects attractive to the dog and suitable for the training needed; and
(h) a tether which connects the plurality of training and exercising objects to the telescopic pole.

US Pat. No. 10,165,757

SCARFING TYPE SCRATCHING PAD

1. A scarfing type scratching pad, comprises:a base board, the base board having a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, and the base board also having a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, wherein, of the base board, these sides extend from the first surface to the second surface of the base board, wherein, of the base board, the first side faces to the second side and the third side faces to the fourth side, in which, of the base board, the first side, the second side, the third side and the fourth side all having a plurality of salients;
a plurality of side boards, the plurality of side boards having a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, and the plurality of side boards also includes a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, wherein these side boards extend from the first surface to the second surface of the plurality of side boards, wherein, of the plurality of side boards, the first side faces to the second side and the third side faces to the fourth side, in which the third side of the plurality of side boards extends from the second side to the fourth side, in which the first side of the plurality of side boards having a plurality of salients going through from the first surface and the second surface of the plurality of side boards, in which the second side and the fourth side of the plurality of side boards both having a plurality of salients; and
a plurality of top boards, each the plurality of top boards includes a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to the first surface, and the top board also has a first side, a second side, a third side, and a fourth side, wherein these sides extend from the first surface and the second surface of the plurality of top boards, wherein, of the plurality of top boards, the first side faces to the second side and the third side faces to the fourth side, in which the first side, the second side and the third side of the plurality of top boards all having a plurality of recess holes going through from the first surface and the second surface of the plurality of top boards;
wherein, the plurality of salients of the first side of the base board and the second side of the base board sequentially go through the plurality of recess holes of the first side of the side board, the plurality of salients the second side of the side board and the fourth side of the side board sequentially go through the plurality of recess holes of the plurality of second side of the top board and the first side of the top board, and the plurality of salients of the third side of the base board and the fourth side of the base board sequentially go through the plurality of recess holes of the third side of the top board and a three-dimensional shape can be formed.

US Pat. No. 10,165,753

PET WATER FOUNTAIN

1. A pet water fountain comprising:a bucket configured to hold water;
a pump detachably mounted on a bottom of the bucket;
a cover body detachably mounted on a top of the bucket and covering the bucket, wherein the cover body has a lap edge corresponding to the shape of the top of the bucket and residing on the top of the bucket, and a first recess is formed in the center of the cover body, with a first hollow pipe which extends through to an inner space of the bucket being located in the center of the first recess, and a plurality of through holes being formed around the first hollow pipe, the cover body further has a first step surrounding a top of the first recess;
a filter contained in the first recess of the cover body surrounding the first hollow pipe;
a water platform mounted on the cover body, wherein the water platform has a second hollow pipe extending downwards through the first hollow pipe to connect a pump outlet of the pump, and the water platform has an inner flange surrounding the second hollow pipe and an outer flange, the inner flange being higher than the outer flange, and the water platform further has an outer sidewall extending downwards to be supported on the first step of the cover body, at least one gap being configured on a bottom of the outer sidewall to allow water overflowed from the outer flange of the water platform to flow through the at least one gap into the first recess and then flow back into the bucket after being filtered by the filter;
a flower nozzle mounted on the water platform, wherein the flower nozzle has a plurality of spouts along its periphery and has a third hollow pipe extending downwards from the center of the flower nozzle to be inserted into the second hollow pipe of the water platform, and the flower nozzle further has a top cover covering a top of the third hollow pipe, wherein water in the bucket is pumped upwards from the pump outlet into the second hollow pipe of the water platform and then into the third hollow pipe of the flower nozzle and then flows out from the spouts.

US Pat. No. 10,165,741

IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH STEADY STATE SPEEDS OF MOVEMENT

Irrovation LLC, Omaha, N...

1. An irrigation system having a movement direction over a ground surface of a field, the irrigation system comprising:a plurality of spans, each having a longitudinal axis, said plurality of spans being connected at a flexible juncture and having a state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans;
an intermediate tower structure between the plurality of spans configured to support the plurality of spans above the ground surface;
a variable-speed drive assembly of the intermediate tower structure having a wheel configured to contact the ground surface below the irrigation system and a span motor configured to drive the wheel so as to propel the intermediate tower structure over the ground surface;
an alignment detector of the variable-speed drive assembly having a first switch and a second switch configured to detect and output the state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans indicating: (a) a lagging state of misalignment; (b) a leading state of misalignment; or (c) a state of alignment that is neither lagging nor leading;
the alignment detector having:
the first switch with a first arm, a first normally closed switch contact, a first normally opened switch contact, and a first common switch contact;
the second switch with a second arm, a second normally closed switch contact, a second normally opened switch contact, and a second common switch contact;
wherein the first and second arms detect and output the state of alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans; and
a variable-speed drive controller of the variable-speed drive assembly controlling the speed of the intermediate tower structure over the ground surface, said variable-speed drive controller monitoring and processing the output of the alignment detector and, based on the state of alignment detected by the alignment detector, increasing the speed of the span motor in the lagging state of misalignment, decreasing the speed of the span motor in the leading state of misalignment, or maintaining the current speed of the span motor in the state of alignment that is neither lagging nor leading; to thereby maintain substantial straight alignment of the respective longitudinal axes of the plurality of spans.

US Pat. No. 10,165,735

DYNAMIC PLANT LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Full Spectrum Industries ...

1. A dynamically engaged cannabis plant stimulation lighting system comprising:at least one light emitting diode capable of providing at least four emission spectra to cannabis plants, said emission spectra comprising:
at least one ultra violet wavelength between about 420 and about 425 nm;
at least one blue wavelength at about 460 nm;
at least one red wavelength at about 660 nm; and
at least one infrared wavelength between about 720 nm and about 740 nm;
wherein said at least one light emitting diode is capable of providing a color temperature between about 3500K and about 5000K to said cannabis plants;
wherein said at least one light emitting diode is capable of providing a color rendering index between about 70 and about 100 to said cannabis plants; and
a variable output intensity control capable of varying each of said four emission spectra output intensity; and
an event time for each of said emission spectra, wherein said event time for said infrared wavelength between about 720 and about 740 nm is about 15 minutes at the beginning and at the end of a light cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,165,733

URN AND PLANTER COMBINATION

1. A container that holds both of ashes resulting from cremation of a decedent and a living plant or bonsai tree comprising:a first compartment for containing the living plant with soil;
at least one additional compartment in which at least a portion of the ashes of the decedent and soil co-mingle; and
a plurality of openings communicating between said first compartment and said at least one additional compartment and providing a pathway for plant roots to migrate between the first and the at least one additional compartment;
wherein at least some of the ashes from the decedent are incorporated into the living plant.

US Pat. No. 10,165,732

AERIAL FLUID APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR ORCHARDS, VINEYARDS AND THE LIKE

1. A device for delivering a gas to an individual plant, comprising: an elongated, straight, vertical base adapted to be placed on a ground a predetermined distance from the individual plant and upwind from the individual plant, an emitter assembly adjustably disposed on the base, a gas supply conduit communicatively connected to the emitter assembly and adapted to be connected to a gas supply, and a vertically disposed wind foil, the wind foil having an upwind first face and a downwind second face, the emitter assembly being disposed on the second face of the wind foil towards the individual plant, whereby in use, as emitted from the emitter assembly away from the second face of the wind foil forms a gas envelope proximate at least a portion of the individual plant, and whereby the wind foil shields the gas envelope from wind so that it remains proximate at least a portion of the individual plant.

US Pat. No. 10,165,730

METHOD OF OPERATING AN AGRICULTURAL BALER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of operating an agricultural baler, comprising the steps of:measuring with a sensor at least one physical input parameter associated with a compression profile of crop material in a bale chamber of the baler, wherein a plunger is configured for reciprocation within the bale chamber for compressing the crop material;
analyzing the compression profile of the crop material with a controller, dependent upon the measured at least one physical input parameter; and
adjusting at least one physical output parameter of the baler using a controller which affects the compression profile of the crop material in the bale chamber;
wherein analyzing the compression profile comprises:
performing a compression analysis and a relaxation analysis of the crop material within the bale chamber during bale formation.

US Pat. No. 10,165,727

TRIMMER HEAD

TECOMEC S.R.L., Reggio E...

1. A trimmer head comprising:a casing designed to be coupled to a driveshaft for rotating about a main axis, the casing comprising an upper shell and a lower shell, the lower shell comprising a second toothing that protrudes upwardly and a track that is oriented radially with respect to the main axis;
an upper disk secured to the upper shell;
a lower disk comprising a first toothing that protrudes downwardly;
at least one spool of cutting wire between the lower disk and the upper disk;
a spring disposed between the upper shell and the upper disk; and
a mass disposed between the lower shell and the lower disk configured to move in a radial direction within the track with respect to the main axis
wherein in an engagement position, the spring urges the upper disk and the lower disk towards the lower shell, such that the first toothing and the second toothing are engaged and the upper disk and lower disk rotate with the lower shell,
wherein in a free position, the mass moves in the track radially away from the main axis to push the lower disk away from the lower shell and disengage the first toothing and the second toothing such that the upper disk and lower disk rotate with respect to the lower shell,
wherein the lower disk and the upper disk are independent of one another and are within the lower shell.

US Pat. No. 10,165,726

AGRICULTURAL HEADER WITH MULTIPLE KNIFE DRIVES

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural vehicle, comprising:a chassis; and
a header carried by said chassis, said header including:
at least three header frame sections, said at least three header frame sections comprising a center section, a first wing section adjacent a first lateral end of said center section, and a second wing section adjacent a second lateral end of said center section which is opposite said first lateral end;
at least three knife assemblies; and
at least three knife drives, each of said at least three knife drives being drivingly coupled to at least one of said at least three knife assemblies;
wherein said center section carries at least one of the at least three knife assemblies, and carries at least one of said at least three knife drives at a point between the first and the second lateral ends;
wherein said first wing section carries at least one of the at least three knife assemblies, and carries one of said at least three knife drives adjacent an end opposite said first lateral end of said center section; and
wherein said second wing section carries at least one of the at least three knife assemblies, and carries one of said at least three knife drives adjacent an end opposite said second lateral end of said center section.

US Pat. No. 10,165,723

SEED TREATMENT APPARATUS

Bayer CropScience LP, Re...

1. A method of treating seeds with a seed treatment apparatus having a control processor, the method comprising:(a) depositing a plurality of seeds through a seed inlet in the seed treatment apparatus into a seed meter, wherein the seed meter comprises a rotatable seed wheel having an outer surface and a plurality of slots, thereby depositing into each slot a preset metered volume of the plurality of seeds;
(b) controlling the seed meter by the control processor to provide a volumetric flow rate of seeds passing therethrough;
(c) sensing the seed in the inlet above the seed meter and sending data to the control processor for determining when the seed meter will run out of seed for metering;
(d) discharging the seeds from the seed meter at the volumetric flow rate through a seed treatment region of a seed treatment applicator;
(e) individually pumping from at least one of a plurality of treatment tank units treatment fluid into the seed treatment applicator, each one of said plurality of treatment tank units comprising a pump and controlling each one of said pumps by the control processor thereby regulating a volumetric flow rate and thereby coating the seeds passing through the seed treatment region at least one of a plurality of a predetermined range of ratios of the volumetric flow rate of treatment fluid to the volumetric flow rate of the seed, with the treatment fluid from the plurality of treatment tank units; and
(f) discharging a plurality of treated seeds from the seed treatment applicator;
wherein when one of the flow rate of the treatment fluid pumped to the seed treatment applicator and the volumetric flow rate of seeds changes during the seed treatment, the other is automatically changed by the control processor thereby maintaining a predetermined ratio of the volumetric flow rate of treatment fluid to the seed volumetric flow rate,wherein after the seeds are treated by the rotatable seed wheel, the seeds are discharged into a tumbling drum for additional coating of the seeds by seed to seed contact and wherein the rotatable seed wheel is positioned between the treatment application portion and a seed discharge portion.
US Pat. No. 10,166,604

COMPOSITION OF PARTICULATE MATERIALS AND PROCESS FOR OBTAINING SELF-LUBRICATING SINTERED PRODUCTS

Whirlpool, S.A., Sao Pau...

1. A metallurgical composition of particulate materials, for forming conformed and sintered self-lubricating composite products, comprising:a main particulate metallic material, in the form of a main chemical element, wherein the main particulate metallic material is iron, and at least one particulate hardening element, which form a structural matrix in the composite product to be sintered wherein the particulate hardening element has the function of hardening the structural matrix;
a non-metallic particulate solid lubricant, at least partially soluble in the structural matrix, wherein the particulate solid lubricant is a mixture consisting of graphite and hexagonal boron nitride;
an alloy component, with the function of stabilizing the iron alpha phase and of preventing the solubilization of the particulate solid lubricant in the iron; and
at least one particulate alloy element capable of forming, during a sintering of a conformed metallurgical composition, a liquid phase between the main particulate metallic material which forms the structural matrix and the particulate solid lubricant, agglomerating the latter in discrete particles;
wherein the particulate solid lubricant represents a volumetric percentage lower than or equal to 15% of the volume of the composite material to be formed and the particulate hardening element, the particulate alloy element and the alloy component are silicon, at contents from 2% to 5% by weight of the metallurgical composition; and wherein said composition being conformed by compaction and characterized in that the main particulate metallic material of iron presents an average particle size lying between about 10 ?m and about 90 ?m, the hardening element with the function of hardening the structural matrix, and the particulate alloy element with the function of forming the liquid phase and agglomerating the particulate solid lubricant, during the sintering of the metallurgical composition conformed by compaction, presenting an average particle size smaller than about 45 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,167,382

SEALING MATERIAL

ENRICHMENT TECHNOLOGY COM...

1. A sealing material for the production of a gas seal, wherein the constituents of the sealing material include a bromobutyl elastomer in an amount of 100 parts by weight, a filler material in an amount between 10 and 100 parts by weight for setting the volume of the sealing material, a curing agent of a peroxide in an amount between 0.5 and 3.0 parts by weight for curing the sealing material, a material for acid neutralization, and a cross-linking component serving as a multi-functional reagent for peroxidically cross-linked elastomers in an amount between 0.1 and 2.0 parts by weight for further enhancing gas-tightness of the peroxidically cross-linked sealing material, wherein the material for acid neutralization consists essentially of an organic binder and activated magnesium oxide (MgO) embedded in the organic binder.
US Pat. No. 10,167,418

HOT MELT SILICONE AND CURABLE HOT MELT COMPOSITION

Dow Corning Co., Ltd., T...

1. A curable hot melt composition comprising: (I) a hot melt silicone; (II) an organopolysiloxane which has at least two silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule and in which an amount of silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atom is 0.5 mass % or greater, in an amount such that an amount of the silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atom in component (II) is from 0.5 to 2.0 mol per 1 mol of alkenyl group in component (I); and (III) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst,wherein component (I) is non-flowable at 25° C. and has a melt viscosity at 100° C. of 5,000 Pa·s or less, and is formed by subjecting (A) an alkenyl group-containing organopolysiloxane in which 10 mol % or greater of all of silicon atom-bonded organic groups is a phenyl group, and (B) an organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule, in an amount such that an amount of the silicon atom-bonded hydrogen atoms in component (B) is from 0.2 to 0.7 mol per 1 mol of alkenyl group in component (A), to hydrosilylation reaction in the presence of (C) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst, in an amount that is sufficient to promote the hydrosilylation reaction of components (A) and (B).
US Pat. No. 10,166,395

INHIBITION OF INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINE PRODUCTION BY CHOLINERGIC AGONISTS AND VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

The Feinstein Institute f...

1. A method for treating inflammation by inhibiting an inflammatory cytokine cascade in a patient, wherein the method comprises:evoking a sustained inhibition of the patient's inflammatory cytokine cascade by electrically stimulating the patient's vagus nerve for a first duration, followed by a second duration during which the patient's vagus nerve is not electrically stimulated, wherein the second duration is at least three times longer than the first duration,
wherein at the end of the second duration the levels of inflammatory cytokines are inhibited by at least 20% over the untreated state, and wherein the patient's heart rate remains stable for 10 minutes after the vagus nerve is electrically stimulated.
US Pat. No. 10,167,442

COMPOSITION FOR CLEANING DISARTICULATED SKELETONS

1. A method of cleaning a disarticulated skeleton, comprising the steps of:placing bones from the skeleton in a tank;
filling the tank with a mixture of water, ammonia and hydrogen peroxide;
soaking the bones in the tank filled with the mixture;
continuously pumping ozone through the mixture in the tank while soaking the bones;
removing the bones from the tank; and
rinsing the bones.
US Pat. No. 10,167,450

HUMAN PANCREATIC BETA CELL LINES FOR DIAGNOSTIC OF DIABETES

SARL ENDOCELLS, Paris (F...

1. A method of preparing a homogenous human beta cell population that is not contaminated by non-beta cells and comprises human beta cells or human beta cell tumors, wherein said human beta cells or human beta cell tumors express insulin and PDX-1, form insulinomas and restore normoglycemia in diabetic SCID mice after transplantation, said method comprising the steps of:a) transducing or co-transducing immature human pancreases with
i) a first lentiviral vector expressing SV40 LargeT antigen gene under the control of an insulin promoter and a second lentiviral vector expressing hTert gene under the control of the insulin promoter, or
ii) a lentiviral vector expressing both SV40 LargeT antigen and hTert genes, wherein expression of both SV40 LargeT antigen and hTert genes are under the control of the insulin promoter,
thereby producing transduced immature human pancreas cells,
b) introducing the transduced immature human pancreas cells obtained in step a) into a kidney capsule of a first severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mouse,
wherein the introduced transduced immature human pancreas cells develop into insulinoma-like structures comprising insulin-producing beta cells in the SCID mouse,
c) micro-dissecting the insulinoma-like structures obtained in step b), dissociating cells thereof, and optionally transducing said dissociated cells with a lentiviral vector expressing an antibiotic resistance gene under the control of the insulin promoter,
d) sub-transplanting the cells obtained in step c) into a kidney capsule of a second SCID mouse,
e) allowing the sub-transplanted cells in step d) to develop and regenerate insulinoma-like structures, wherein said newly developed insulinoma-like structures are enriched in insulin-producing beta cells,
f) micro-dissecting insulinoma-like structures obtained in step e), dissociating and collecting the cells thereof,
g) optionally, sub-transplanting the cells obtained in step f) into a kidney capsule of a third SCID mouse, allowing further enrichment and amplification of insulin producing beta cells,
and optionally repeating steps e), f), and g) until insulin-producing beta cells are produced,
wherein the sub-transplanting step d), and optionally of step g) lead to a homogenous human beta cell population not contaminated by non-beta cells, and wherein the human beta cells express insulin and PDX-1, form insulinomas and restore normoglycemia in diabetic SCID mice after transplantation.
US Pat. No. 10,166,174

WET WIPES FOR PERSONAL CARE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A wet wipe comprising:a porous sheet comprising a coherent web of fibers;
a cleaning composition contained within said porous sheet, said cleaning composition contained within said porous sheet in an amount between 50% and 600% based upon the dry weight of said porous sheet;
said cleaning composition comprising, based upon the weight of the cleaning composition, (i) greater than 92.0% water, (ii) between 4% and 0.05% surfactant, and (iii) between about 3.0% and about 0.05% water insoluble polysaccharide particles and wherein said particles reside on the surface of the fibers of said porous sheet.
US Pat. No. 10,167,455

RECOMBINANT POLYMERASES FOR IMPROVED SINGLE MOLECULE SEQUENCING

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A composition comprising a recombinant DNA polymerase, which recombinant polymerase comprises an amino acid sequence that is at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1 or SEQ ID NO: 2, which recombinant polymerase comprises an amino acid substitution at position E420, wherein identification of positions is relative to SEQ ID NO: 1, and which recombinant polymerase exhibits polymerase activity.
US Pat. No. 10,167,458

ALPHA-AMYLASE VARIANTS

1. An isolated variant of a parent alpha-amylase, comprising at least two substitutions at positions corresponding to positions 206 and 476 of the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the variant has at least 90%, but less than 100% sequence identity with the polypeptide of any of SEQ ID NOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 or 12, and wherein the variant has alpha-amylase activity.
US Pat. No. 10,166,178

DEPILATORY WAX COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR OBTAINING SAME AND USE THEREOF

GRUPO DRV PHYTOLAB, S.L.,...

1. A depilatory composition consisting of:60% to 70% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of synthetic resins selected from the group consisting of petroleum resin and colophony resin;
1% to 15% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of a carrier;
0.01% to 15% by weight with respect to the total weight of the composition of a hydrophilic cosmetic active agent,
wherein the carrier introduces the active agent into the depilatory composition, and wherein the carrier is obtained by reaction of liquid jojoba wax, mimosa wax and sunflower wax with polyglycerol-3 esters.
US Pat. No. 10,167,463

MODIFIED CHYMOSIN POLYPEPTIDES

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

1. A polypeptide having chymosin activity and comprising an amino acid sequence that has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:4, comprises at least one substitution modification relative to SEQ ID NO:4 selected from the group consisting of Q288H, and Q288R, and is capable of hydrolysing bovine alpha s1-casein at position F23F24 so as to form ?s1-I CN (f24-199) more rapidly than the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO:4.
US Pat. No. 10,167,464

CELL AND BIOFACTOR PRINTABLE BIOPAPERS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method comprising:providing a plurality of structures each comprising:
a porous polymeric film having pores permeated by a first extracellular matrix material; and
a topcoat layer comprising a second extracellular matrix gel disposed on the film;
placing living cells on or within each topcoat layer to form cell-seeded structures; and
stacking the cell-seeded structures to form a stacked structure having alternating layers of polymeric film and topcoat layers;
wherein at least one of the cell-seeded structures has cells positioned in a branched pattern before the cell-seeded structures are stacked.
US Pat. No. 10,167,469

CANCER TREATMENT AND IMMUNE SYSTEM REGULATION THROUGH FAT10 PATHWAY INHIBITION

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method of treating melanoma in a subject comprising administering to the subject an inhibitory nucleic acid specific for an mRNA that encodes FAT10.
US Pat. No. 10,166,190

STABILIZED TACROLIMUS COMPOSITION

1. A sustained release tablet comprising (i) a dispersion of tacrolimus, (ii) 8-epitacrolimus, and (iii) a metal chelating agent that is an organic acid, wherein the tacrolimus is the sole active ingredient in the tablet and the tablet comprises a sufficient amount of the metal chelating agent such that the tablet comprises less than 0.5% by weight of the 8-epitacrolimus after 12 weeks of storage at 25° C. and 60% relative humidity, based upon 100% total weight of tacrolimus.
US Pat. No. 10,167,471

INHIBITION OF PCSK9 THROUGH RNAI

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corpo...

1. An RNAi construct for inhibiting expression of a PCSK9 gene, comprising a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) of 25-27 base pairs in length, the dsRNA comprising: (1) a sense strand having a 5?-end and a 3?-end, wherein the sense strand comprises SEQ ID NO: 65, and wherein the sense strand comprises 12-14 and 10-12 consecutive 2?-modified ribose sugars at the 5?-end and the 3?-end nucleotides, respectively, and (2) an antisense strand having a 5?-end and a 3?-end, which hybridizes to the sense strand.
US Pat. No. 10,166,191

SUSTAINED-RELEASE DOSAGE FORMS OF RUXOLITINIB

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A sustained-release dosage form comprising:(1) about 12.2 wt % ruxolitinib phosphate;
(2) about 20 to about 22 wt % hypromellose;
(3) about 22 to about 42.3 wt % microcrystalline cellulose;
(4) about 20 to about 42.3 wt % lactose monohydrate;
(5) about 1 wt % colloidal silicon dioxide;
(6) about 0.5 wt % magnesium stearate; and
(7) about 2 wt % stearic acid;
wherein administration of said dosage form to a human for at least 16 weeks results in a mean decrease in mean hemoglobin of no more than about 15 g/L or a mean decrease in mean base platelet count of no more than about 100×109/L.
US Pat. No. 10,166,193

METHOD OF MAKING A SOFT GEL CAPSULE COMPRISING COQ-10 SOLUBILIZED IN A MONOTERPENE

1. A method of making a soft gel capsule comprising coenzyme Q-10, the method comprising:(a) mixing coenzyme Q-10 with a sufficient quantity of a monoterpene suitable to solubilize said coenzyme Q-10, an additional antioxidant, and an acceptable carrier to form a composition; and
(b) encapsulating said composition in a soft gel capsulewherein:the additional antioxidant is a tocopherol; and
the monoterpene is limonene.
US Pat. No. 10,170,808

BATTERY PACK

SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD., Y...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plate-shaped cooling plate, the plate-shaped cooling plate including a stopper on a bottom surface thereof at one lengthwise side of the plate-shaped cooling plate;
a plurality of battery modules, the plurality of battery modules being mounted on a planar top surface of the plate-shaped cooling plate such that surfaces of the battery modules are aligned in a coplanar manner and together directly contact the planar top surface of the plate-shaped cooling plate; and
at least one bracket on the one lengthwise side of the plate-shaped cooling plate, wherein one side of the at least one bracket is coupled with the stopper and the bottom surface of the plate-shaped cooling plate by welding,
wherein each battery module of the plurality of battery modules includes a fixing part thereon, and
wherein another side of the at least one bracket is coupled with the fixing part with a fixing member.
US Pat. No. 10,166,196

VEGETARIAN MICROCAPSULES

DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS ...

1. A microcapsule, comprising: an agglomeration of primary microcapsules and a loading substance, each individual primary microcapsule having a primary shell, wherein the loading substance is encapsulated by the primary shell, wherein the agglomeration is encapsulated by an outer shell, and wherein the primary shell and the outer shell both comprise a complex coacervate of a first protein and a second polymer,wherein the first protein is pea protein or soy protein;and the second polymer is selected from the group consisting of agar, gellan gum, gum arabic, casein, cereal prolamine, pectin, alginate, carrageenan, xanthan gum, canola protein, dilutan gum, locus bean gum, and welan gum; andwherein the primary and outer shells are thermally crosslinked.
US Pat. No. 10,167,478

REPLICATIVE MINICIRCLE VECTORS WITH IMPROVED EXPRESSION

Nature Technology Corpora...

1. A method of constructing a eukaryotic replicative minicircle expression vector and expressing a gene of interest therefrom comprising:a) combining i) a eukaryotic region with 5? and 3? ends encoding a gene of interest and comprising an intron, the intron comprising a 5? splice donor and a 3? acceptor branch site, a bacterial replication origin selected from the group consisting of R6K replication origin, and ColE2-P9 replication origin, and an RNA selectable marker; with ii) a spacer region linking the 5? and 3? ends of the eukaryotic region, said spacer region being less than 500 basepairs in length, to create a eukaryotic replicative minicircle expression vector; and
b) introducing said replicative minicircle expression vector into a target eukaryotic cell or a eukaryotic organism comprising the target eukaryotic cell, under conditions wherein the target eukaryotic cell is transfected and said gene of interest is expressed.
US Pat. No. 10,166,200

BUFFERED OXYGEN THERAPEUTICS

NuvOx Pharma LLC, Tucson...

1. An oxygen therapeutic composition, comprising:water;
a perfluorocarbon material selected from perfluoropentane and perfluorohexane;
a buffer; and
dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine and/or dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine mixed with dipalmitoylphosphatidylethanolamine with covalently linked poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) with molecular mass 5000;wherein:the buffer comprises NaH2PO4 and Na2HPO4 and stabilizes a pH of the composition at between about 6.5 to about 7.5; and
the composition comprises a viscosity of about 2.0 to about 3.5 mPas.
US Pat. No. 10,167,482

GENES AND USES FOR PLANT ENHANCEMENT

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant cell nucleus comprising a stably integrated recombinant DNA construct wherein said recombinant DNA comprises a heterologous promoter that is functional in said plant cell and that is operably linked to a protein coding DNA encoding at least one protein having an amino acid sequence comprising at least 95% amino acid sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:936 and having the function of SEQ ID NO:936and wherein said recombinant DNA construct is stably integrated into a chromosome in a plant cell nucleus which is selected by screening a population of transgenic plants that have said recombinant DNA and an enhanced trait as compared to control plants that do not have said recombinant DNA in their nuclei; and wherein said enhanced trait is selected from group of enhanced traits consisting of increased yield and enhanced nitrogen use efficiency.
US Pat. No. 10,167,486

VECTORS AND METHODS FOR LONG-TERM IMMUNE EVASION TO PROLONG TRANSPLANT VIABILITY

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRA...

1. A kit for altering allogeneic human cells for a human recipient, the kit comprising:a set of lentivirus vectors wherein each of the lentivirus vectors expresses a sequence targeting a consensus conserved nucleic acid sequence, which when expressed in cells, functions as a negative modulator for nucleic acid encoding a domain having a mismatch in an HLA protein and wherein the set of lentivirus vectors comprises individual lentivirus vectors that correspond to individual HLA mismatches for a set of HLA mismatches that consist of HLA Class I mismatches and at least one HLA Class II mismatch;
wherein the kit is for treatment of human cells by an appropriate subset of the set of lentivirus vectors based at least in part on a determined subset of the set of HLA mismatches between a human donor and a human recipient or between human cells and a human recipient.
US Pat. No. 10,167,233

PRODUCT HAVING A HIGH ALUMINA CONTENT

1. A sintered refractory product having the shape of a block and consisting of:grains having a size of greater than 100 ?m, referred to as “coarse grains”, the coarse grains forming an aggregate, and
a matrix bonding said coarse grains and consisting of grains having a size of less than or equal to 100 ?m,the aggregate representing between 45% and 90% by weight of the product,said product having a composition such that, as a weight percentage on the basis of the oxides:Al2O3>80%,
SiO2<15%,
Na2O<0.15%
Fe2O3<0.05%,
CaO<0.1%,
the other oxides constituting the balance to 100%,the content of Na2O in the matrix being greater than 0.010%, as a weight percentage on the basis of the weight of the product, the product having crystalline phases.
US Pat. No. 10,169,542

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING MYOCARDIAL BRIDGING AND PATIENT IMPACT

HeartFlow, Inc., Redwood...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining risks of myocardial bridging in a patient, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of patient-specific multiphase images;
generating, based on the plurality of multiphase images, a patient-specific mesh model of the patient's heart;
computing cross-sectional areas for one or more segments of the patient-specific mesh model;
computing, from the computed cross-sectional areas of the patient-specific mesh model, systolic compression of at least one selected segment of the segments of the patient-specific mesh model;
computing, at the at least one selected segment, a value of a hemodynamic characteristic using a computational fluid dynamics or structural mechanics analysis; and
outputting a coronary risk assessment for the patient or outputting a hemodynamic significance of the systolic compression in the patient-specific mesh model, based on the computed value of the hemodynamic characteristic.
US Pat. No. 10,166,219

FORMULATIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING FORMULATIONS FOR USE IN COLONIC EVACUATION

Redhill Bipharma Ltd., T...

1. A coated tablet, comprising: an intra-granular fraction combined with an extra-granular fraction, and a coating layer,wherein the intra-granular fraction includes granules comprising micronized sodium picosulfate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium oxide, and crospovidone, and wherein the intra-granular fractions excludes sodium starch glycolate,
wherein the extra-granular fraction includes one or more organic acids, microcrystalline cellulose, and crospovidone, and wherein the extra-granular fraction excludes sodium starch glycolate and magnesium stearate,
wherein the organic acid is one of ascorbic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, or combinations thereof, and
wherein the coating layer delays dissolution beyond the mouth of a patient.
US Pat. No. 10,167,517

MIPOL1-ETV1 GENE REARRANGEMENTS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for detecting a MIPOL1-ETV1 genetic rearrangement and one or more markers associated with prostate cancer in a biological sample, the method comprising:a) contacting a biological sample with:
i) a probe directly labeled with a detectable label and comprising a sequence that is complementary to a junction at which an ETV1 gene is inserted into a MIPOL1 gene; or
ii) a first probe directly labeled with a detectable label and comprising a sequence complementary to a MIPOL1 gene and a second probe directly labeled with a detectable label and comprising a sequence complementary to an ETV1 gene; or
iii) a first amplification oligonucleotide comprising a sequence complementary to a MIPOL1 gene, a second amplification oligonucleotide comprising a sequence complementary to an ETV1 gene, and a probe directly labeled with a detectable label and comprising a sequence complementary to the product produced from the first and second primers; and
b) detecting in the biological sample expression of a marker selected from the set of markers consisting of AMACR/P504S, PCA3, PCGEM1, prostein/P501S, P503S, P504S, P509S, P510S, prostase/P703P, P710P, prostate specific antigen (PSA), prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP), prostate binding protein (PBP), ABCC5(MDR5), ADAMTS1, AMACR, ANNEXINA11, ANNEXINA1, ANNEXINA4, APP, ARHB, ASNS, ATF2, C1S, C4BPA, C7, CATHEPSINB, CATHEPSINH, CAVEOLIN2, CCND2, CFLAR, CLUSTERIN, COL15A1, COL1A2, COL3A1, c-terminal binding protein, CTBP1, CTBP2, CYSTATINC, E2EPF, EDNRB, EGR1, EPHA1, ETS2, EZH2, FASN, FAT, FHL1, FIBRONECTIN1, FKBP5, FLS353, FOLH1, FOSB, FZD7, GELSOLIN, GP73, GSTM1, GSTM3, GSTM5, GSTP1, HEPSIN, HEVIN, IGFBP3, IGFBP5, IL1R1, IL1R2, ITGA1, ITGB4, ITM2C, JUN, KERATIN5, LIMK1, LUMICAN, MADH4, MAP3K10, MAPK6, MCAM, MEIS1, MEIS2, MMECD10, MOESIN, MPDZ, MTA1, MYBL2, MYLK, NBL1, NCK1, NRAS, PCM1, pim-1, PLA2G2A, PP1CB, PPP2CB, PRKCL2, PSG9, RAB2, RAB5A, RAP2, RIG, S100A11, SCYA2, SEPP1, SGK, SKI, SLUG, TACC1, TASTIN, TBXA2F, TBXA2R, TFCP2, THROMBOSPONDIN1, TIMP2, TNFS10, TNFSF10, TOP2A, TRAF4, TRAP1, UBCH10, VAV2, VIMENTIN, VINCULIN, and YWHAB.
US Pat. No. 10,167,520

UNIVERSAL OR BROAD RANGE ASSAYS AND MULTI-TAG SAMPLE SPECIFIC DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS USING NON-OPTICAL SEQUENCING

1. A method for determining the identity of one or more microorganisms in a sample comprising the steps of:(a) isolating DNA or RNA from the sample;
(b) combining the DNA or RNA directly with one or more universal amplification primers, wherein the one or more universal amplification primers are specific for one or more microorganisms;
(c) amplifying the DNA, or the RNA following reverse transcription with a reverse transcriptase, wherein the universal amplification primers for the step of amplifying the DNA, or the RNA following reverse transcription with a reverse transcriptase, are SEQ ID NOS: 83 and 84, and further comprising amplifying with one or more primers specific for at least one of 23s ribosomal nucleic acids, nirS, rpoB, COX1, rbcL, LSU, 28S, fusA, ileS, lepA, leuS, pyrG, recA, recG, rplB, or SSU;
(d) contacting the amplification products of step (c) with one or more microorganism-specific detectable markers, wherein each detectable marker is a non-optical detectable marker;
(e) detecting the amplification products of step (c) with a non-optical detector; and
(f) determining both the presence or absence of the microorganism in the sample, and a copy number of the microorganism when the microorganism of the one or more target microorganisms is present.
US Pat. No. 10,166,244

TARGETING NCCA-ATP CHANNEL FOR ORGAN PROTECTION FOLLOWING ISCHEMIC EPISODE

University of Maryland, B...

1. A method of treating or reducing ischemic damage in a subject comprising administering an inhibitor of an NCCa-ATP channel that is a SUR1 antagonist and/or a TRPM4 antagonist as a loading bolus dose followed by a constant infusion of a maintenance dose, wherein the bolus dose is 30-90 times the amount of the maintenance dose.
US Pat. No. 10,166,505

METHOD OF TREATING GAS AND GAS TREATMENT DEVICE

CHING-JING PHOTONERGY CO....

1. A method of treating a gas, the gas comprising a nitrous oxide (N2O), the method comprising the steps of:delivering the gas to a first chamber 10, followed by supplying a first energy 11 to the first chamber 10, so as for the gas to form an excited-state ionized gas, wherein the ionized gas comprises a nitric oxide (NO) and a nitrogen atom (N);
supplying an ozone (O3) to a second chamber 20, wherein the second chamber 20 has a second energy whereby the ozone forms an excited-state oxygen atom (O);
delivering the excited-state ionized gas of the first chamber 10 and the excited-state oxygen atom of the second chamber to a third chamber 30 to allow a reaction to occur between the excited-state ionized gas and the excited-state oxygen atom such that the gas in the third chamber 30 comprises a nitrogen dioxide (NO2); and
delivering the gas of the third chamber 30 to a fourth chamber 40, wherein the fourth chamber 40 has a scrubbing system 41, and the scrubbing system 41 contains a solvent 411 for dissolving nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
US Pat. No. 10,167,535

MAGNESIUM CASTING ALLOY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A magnesium casting alloy comprising Mg, Zn and Y,wherein a content of Zn is at least 1.2 atomic % but no more than 4.0 atomic %,
a content of Y is at least 1.2 atomic % but no more than 4.0 atomic %,
a composition ratio Zn/Y of Zn to Y is at least 0.9 but no more than 1.1,
an Mg purity of an Mg mother phase is at least 97.0%, and
a thermal conductivity is at least 80.0 W/m·K.
US Pat. No. 10,165,744

INBRED CORN LINE KM5

Limagrain Europe, S.A., ...

1. A seed of inbred corn line designated KM5, wherein a representative sample of seed of said line was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125125.
US Pat. No. 10,170,614

METHOD OF FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a first well and a second well in a substrate, wherein said first well is doped with dopants of a first conductivity type and said second well is doped with dopants of a second conductivity type;
forming a third well within said first well;
forming a gate structure above said substrate, said gate structure partially overlying at least said first and second wells;
forming a first epi region on said third well, wherein said first epi region is doped with second dopants of said second conductivity type; and
forming a drain region that is electrically coupled to said second well.
US Pat. No. 10,168,307

TUNABLE DIRECTIONAL COLOR TRANSITION COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Segan Industries, Inc., ...

1. An edible color change composition comprising:a food-grade ingestible component;
a color former; and
a food-grade color developer that transitions from a first color state to a second color state upon application of an applied stimulus.
US Pat. No. 10,168,329

N-ACETYL-D-GLUCOSAMINE FOR ENHANCED SPECIFICITY OF STREP A IMMUNOASSAY

Quidel Corporation, San ...

1. A device, comprising: a matrix comprising (i) a sample receiving zone, (ii) a labeling zone containing a labeled antibody with specific binding to Group A streptococcus antigen, to form a labeled antibody-bound antigen, and (iii) a capture zone having means for specifically binding the antibody-bound antigen thereon, wherein the sample receiving zone, the labeling zone and the capture zone are arranged on the matrix in a liquid flow path, and wherein at least one of the sample receiving zone and the labeling zone comprises N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG) monomer which reduces the rate of false positives for providing accurate detection of Group A streptococcus infection.
US Pat. No. 10,167,570

N-TYPE SIC SINGLE CRYSTAL AND METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A n-type SiC single crystal, which is grown on a SiC seed crystal substrate, the n-type SiC single crystal comprising germanium and nitrogen, wherein the density ratio of the germanium and the nitrogen [Ge/N] satisfies the relationship 0.24?[Ge/N]?0.83,the nitrogen density [N] satisfies the relationship 1.00×1019/cm3?[N]?1.00×1020/cm3,
the germanium density [Ge] satisfies the relationship 1.70×1018/cm3<[Ge]<1.60×1020/cm3, and the n-type SiC single crystal has a resistivity of 10 m?·cm or lower, and the same threading dislocation density level as the seed crystal substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,166,294

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FORMS OF POLYOXAZOLINE COPOLYMERS AND DRUG COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE SAME

Serina Therapeutics, Inc....

1. A heterofunctional polyoxazoline derivative of the general structure:R1—{[N(COX)CH2CH2]o—[N(COR2)CH2—CH2)]n—[N(COY)CH2—CH2)]m}a—Z
wherein:
R1 is an initiating group;
R2 is independently selected for each repeating unit from an unsubstituted or substituted alkyl, an unsubstituted or substituted alkenyl, an unsubstituted or substituted aralkyl or an unsubstituted or substituted heterocyclylalkyl group;
X is a pendent moiety containing a first functional group;
Y is a pendent moiety containing a second functional group;
Z is a terminating nucleophile;
a is ran which indicates a random copolymer or block which indicates a block copolymer;
o and m are each an integer independently selected from 1-50;
n is an integer selected from 0-1000; and
wherein the first and second functional groups are each independently an alkyne, an amine, an oxyamine, an aldehyde, a ketone, an acetal, a ketal, an ester, a carboxylic acid, an activated carboxylic acid, an active carbonate, a chloroformate, an alcohol, an azide, a vinyl sulfone, a maleimide or orthopyridyl disulfide.
US Pat. No. 10,167,323

NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES ENCODING INSECTICIDAL PROTEINS

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence that encodes an engineered Cry1Ba (eCry1Ba) insecticidal protein comprising a mutation at a position corresponding to amino acids 2 and 150; or amino acids 2, 150 and 178; or amino acids 2, 150 and 189; or amino acids 2, 150 and 199, of SEQ ID NO: 5, wherein the amino acid corresponding to position 2 is any amino acid and (a) the amino acid corresponding to position 150 is Lys; or (b) the amino acid corresponding to position 150 is Lys and the amino acid corresponding to position 178 is Ser; or (c) the amino acid corresponding to position 150 is Lys and the amino acid corresponding to position 189 is Ser; or (d) the amino acid corresponding to position 150 is Lys and the amino acid corresponding to position 199 is Lys, and wherein said protein has improved solubility or insecticidal activity against at least European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) when compared to a native or wild-type Cry1Ba protein, and wherein optionally the nucleotide sequence is optimized for expression in a transgenic host cell.
US Pat. No. 10,166,300

TRIPARTITE CANCER THERANOSTIC NUCLEIC ACID CONSTRUCTS

Virginia Commonwealth Uni...

1. A composition comprising a population of ultrasound targeted microbubbles, wherein the microbubbles comprise a lipid layer that stably binds a tripartite nucleic acid construct, and wherein the tripartite nucleic acid construct comprises a first promoter operably linked to at least one gene required for viral replication, a second promoter operably linked to a reporter gene , and a third promoter operably linked to a therapeutic gene, wherein the first promoter and the second promoter are each cancer-selective, and wherein the second promoter is SEQ. ID. NO. 15.
US Pat. No. 10,167,329

STABILIZED INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR POLYPEPTIDES

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A polypeptide comprising a human IGF-1 protein variant of SEQ ID NO: 1 wherein the amino acid glycine at position 42 is mutated to serine.
US Pat. No. 10,168,613

MASK BLANK SUBSTRATE, MASK BLANK, TRANSFER MASK, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HOYA CORPORATION, Shinju...

1. A mask blank substrate for use in manufacturing a mask blank provided with a thin film for forming a transfer pattern on one of a pair of opposing principal surfaces of a transparent substrate,wherein the principal surface to which the thin film is provided has a surface shape of which, in a case where a shape fitting on a virtual reference surface is carried out and difference data between the principal surface and the virtual reference surface is obtained in a calculation region within an inner side of a circle of 90 mm diameter based on a center of a substrate, a difference between a maximum height and a minimum height within the calculation region of the difference data is ?/10 or less, provided that an exposure wavelength used for transfer is ?, and
wherein the virtual reference surface has a shape defined by a Zernike polynomial expressed by a polar coordinate system, and includes one or more terms in which an order of a variable related to a radius is a second order.
US Pat. No. 10,167,338

METHOD OF TREATING CANCER USING IL2R BETA/COMMON GAMMA CHAIN ANTIBODIES

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHN...


US Pat. No. 10,167,340

ANTI-SURVIVIN ANTIBODIES FOR CANCER THERAPY

Health Research, Inc., B...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody that specifically binds to survivin comprising a heavy chain variable region and light chain variable region, wherein,a) the heavy chain variable region comprises a VH CDR1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 7, a VH CDR2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8, and a VH CDR3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9, and the light chain variable region comprises a VL CDR1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10, a VL CDR2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11, and a VL CDR3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 12; or
b) the heavy chain variable region comprises a VH CDR1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:13, a VH CDR2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:14, and a VH CDR3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:15, and the light chain variable region comprises a VL CDR1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:16, a VL CDR2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:17, and a VL CDR3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:18.
US Pat. No. 10,167,344

MICE EXPRESSING A LIMITED IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAIN REPERTOIRE

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method for making an antibody comprising:expressing in a single cell:
(a) a first nucleic acid sequence that encodes a first immunoglobulin heavy chain, the first nucleic acid sequence comprising a first human immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region sequence operably linked to a human immunoglobulin heavy chain constant region sequence, wherein the first human immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region sequence is identified from a B cell of a first mouse, and wherein the first mouse has been immunized with a first antigen of interest including a first epitope, and the first mouse comprises in its germline genome:
(i) exactly two unrearranged human immunoglobulin V? gene segments and five unrearranged human immunoglobulin J? gene segments operably linked to a mouse immunoglobulin light chain constant region sequence at the endogenous kappa light chain loci of the mouse, wherein the two unrearranged human immunoglobulin V? gene segments are a human V?1-39 gene segment and a human V?3-20 gene segment; and
(ii) one or more unrearranged human immunoglobulin VH gene segments, one or more unrearranged human immunoglobulin DH gene segments, and one or more unrearranged human immunoglobulin JH gene segments operably linked to a mouse immunoglobulin heavy chain constant region sequence at the endogenous heavy chain loci of the mouse;
wherein the unrearranged human heavy chain and kappa light chain immunoglobulin gene segments of the first mouse are capable of rearranging and encoding human immunoglobulin variable domains of an antibody, wherein the first mouse does not comprise an endogenous immunoglobulin V? gene segment that is capable of rearranging to form an immunoglobulin light chain variable region sequence, and wherein the first human immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region sequence encodes a first human immunoglobulin heavy chain variable domain that recognizes the first epitope; and
(b) a second nucleic acid sequence that encodes an immunoglobulin light chain, the second nucleic acid sequence comprising a human immunoglobulin kappa light chain variable region sequence fused with a human immunoglobulin light chain constant region sequence, wherein the human immunoglobulin kappa light chain variable region sequence comprises a human V?1-39 gene segment, a human V?3-20 gene segment, or a somatically hypermutated version thereof;
maintaining the cell under conditions sufficient to express a fully human antibody; and
isolating the antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,167,349

CATALYST SYSTEM FOR THE POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A catalyst system for olefin polymerization comprising the product obtained by contacting:(a) a solid catalyst component comprising Mg, Ti, a halogen and a 1,2-phenylene aromatic diester;
(b) triethylaluminum; and
(c) an additional ester selected from the group consisting of diethyl pimelate and diethyl suberate;
wherein the molar ratio of 1,2-phenylene aromatic diester to additional ester is 0.1-10.
US Pat. No. 10,167,367

POLYCARBONATE BASED PI-PI STABILIZED NANO-OBJECTS AND HYDROGELS

International Business Ma...

2. An amphiphilic block copolymer comprising:a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) block;
a first hydrophobic polycarbonate (PC) block bonded to the PEG block, the first hydrophobic PC block including pendant aryl substituents;
a second hydrophobic PC block bonded to the first hydrophobic PC block, the second hydrophobic PC block including pendant fluoroaryl substituents;
a third hydrophobic PC block bonded to the PEG block, the third hydrophobic PC block including the pendant aryl substituents; and
a fourth hydrophobic PC block bonded to the third hydrophobic PC block, the fourth hydrophobic PC block including the pendant fluoroaryl substituents.

US Pat. No. 10,172,115

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a device-to-device (D2D) transmitting user equipment (UE), D2D communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a cluster head UE, a first message requesting allocation of radio resources to be used for the D2D communication;
receiving, from the cluster head UE, a second message including radio resource allocation information,
wherein the second message further includes scheduling information for each D2D UE that D2D UEs within a cluster use to monitor a specific signal, and
wherein the radio resource allocation information includes a time-frequency resource for the D2D transmitting UE to transmit data and a time-frequency resource for at least one D2D receiving UE to receive the data; and
transmitting the data in a radio resource area allocated by the second message,
wherein the data is transmitted to the cluster head UE and the at least one D2D receiving UE,
wherein the D2D transmitting UE, the cluster head UE, and the at least one D2D receiving UE are included in the cluster,
wherein a cluster size is changed according to a cell loading factor,
wherein, when the cell loading factor is larger than a threshold, the cluster size becomes small, and
wherein, when the cell loading factor is smaller than the threshold, the cluster size becomes large.

US Pat. No. 10,172,107

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING SLSS BY V2V TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a sidelink synchronization signal (SLSS), the method performed by a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) terminal and comprising:performing measurements during an evaluation time;
determining whether at least one value resulting from performing the measurements are below a threshold value; and
if the at least one value resulting from performing the measurements during the evaluation time is below the threshold value, transmitting the SLSS to a neighboring V2X terminal,
wherein if the V2X terminal is in a radio resource control (RRC) idle state and if the V2X terminal is configured to use 2.56 s of a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle length, the V2X terminal calculates the evaluation time by using the number of DRX cycles which is not greater than 3, and
wherein if the V2X terminal is in the RRC idle state and if 1.28 s of the DRX cycle length is used, the V2X terminal calculates the evaluation time by using three (3) DRX cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,172,102

METHOD FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for operating a User Equipment (UE) connected with a first Base Station (BS) and a second BS in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a Power Headroom Reporting (PHR) Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) when PHR to be transmitted to the first BS is triggered, wherein a primary cell (PCell) is not served by the first BS,
wherein a first serving cell, which is served by the first BS, and a second serving cell are activated in the UE; and
transmitting a MAC Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including the generated PHR MAC CE to the first BS,
wherein when the second serving cell is served by the first BS, the PHR MAC CE includes Power Headroom (PH) information for the PCell, PH information for the first serving cell and PH information for the second serving cell,
wherein when the second serving cell is not served by the first BS, the PHR MAC CE includes the PH information for the PCell and the PH information for the first serving cell without the PH information for the second serving cell, even though the second serving cell is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,172,101

NETWORK NODES, A WIRELESS DEVICE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR ENABLING TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a second network node for performing a transmission in a wireless communications network, wherein the second network node and at least one first network node in the wireless communications network performs transmissions using contention-based transmission resources of the same frequency, the method comprising:obtaining indications of a maximum transmit power associated with two or more first network nodes;
determining a single overall indication of a first maximum transmission power for the transmission based on the obtained indications of the maximum transmit power associated with the two or more first network nodes; and
performing the transmission based on the first maximum transmission power when the contention-based transmission resources of the same frequency is available for transmissions by the at least one first network node in the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,091

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A display assembly of a mobile terminal, comprising a display and a system chip, the display comprising a display body and a drive chip mounted on the display body; the system chip comprising a data analyzing module and a data sending module; the drive chip comprising a receiving module and a processing module; the data analyzing module configured to receive image data and analyze the image data to obtain high bit data of the image data when the mobile terminal is in an idle status; the data sending module configured to send the high bit data of the image data to the receiving module; the processing module configured to receive the high bit data of the image data sent by the receiving module and to send the high bit data of the image data to the display body to display; andwherein the system chip is connected to the drive chip via a first data transmitting channel and a second data transmitting channel; the system chip further comprises a control module; the control module is configured to close the first data transmitting channel when the data sending module receives the high bit data of the image data, and to send the high bit data of the image data to the display body to display via the second data transmitting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,172,060

RESELECTION FAILURE DETECTION AND PREVENTION IN MULTI-SIM WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing cell reselection for a wireless communication device having a first subscription associated with a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) and a second subscription associated with a second SIM, the method comprising:determining an occurrence of a barring procedure associated with at least one of a target cell or a target frequency for the first subscription;
determining a mode associated with the second subscription, wherein the mode is at least one of a connected mode or an idle mode;
deprioritizing the at least one target cell or target frequency for use with the second subscription by a first procedure based on the determination that the mode associated with the second subscription is the connected mode; and
deprioritizing the at least one target cell or target frequency for use with the second subscription by a second procedure based on the determination that the mode associated with the second subscription is the idle mode, wherein the first procedure is different from the second procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,172,052

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DYNAMICALLY CONSTRUCTING VIRTUAL CELL

1. A method for dynamically constructing a virtual cell, applied to an ultra-dense network, comprising:a master station sending an event A4 to User Equipment, UE, and receiving an A4 measurement report from the UE; and
the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station,
wherein the master station and slave stations form a first virtual cell,
wherein the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station comprises:
the master station generating a first virtual cell key according to a first current value of a first S counter and a key from a core network;
the master station acquiring the cell corresponding to the cell identity in the A4 measurement report, using the acquired cell as a slave station and sending a first adding request message to one of the slave stations;
the master station receiving a first adding command message from the slave station, generating a first encryption key according to the first adding command message and sending a first Radio Resource Control, RRC, connection reconfiguration message to the UE; and
the master station receiving a first Radio Resource Control, RRC, connection reconfiguration completion message from the UE,
wherein the first adding request message comprises the first virtual cell key and an encryption algorithm list the first adding command message comprises a first encryption algorithm; and the first RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises the first encryption algorithm in the first adding command message and a first current value of the first S counter,
and the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station further comprises:
the master station sending a second adding request message to other slave stations of the first virtual cell; and the master station receiving second adding command messages from the other slave stations of the first virtual cell,
wherein the second adding request message comprises the first virtual cell key and the first encryption algorithm,
or,
the method further comprises:
the master station sending an event A2 to the UE;
the master station receiving an A2 measurement report from the UE and deleting a slave station corresponding to a slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report; and
the master station performing key updating on the UE and slave stations of a second virtual cell,
wherein the master station and other slave stations except the deleted slave station in the first virtual cell form the second virtual cell,
wherein the master station deleting a slave station corresponding to a slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report comprises:
the master station sending a deletion request message to the slave station corresponding to the slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report; and the master station receiving a deletion acknowledgement message from the slave station,
and the master station performing key updating on the UE and slave stations of a second virtual cell comprises:
the master station changing the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter and generating a second virtual cell key according to the second current value of the first S counter; and
the master station sending a key updating request message to the slave stations of the second virtual cell and sending a second RRC connection reconfiguration message to the UE,
wherein the key updating request message comprises the second virtual cell key and the second RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises the second current value of the first S counter,
wherein the master station changing the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter comprises: the master station adding 1 to the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter,
or,
the method further comprises:
the master station sending an event A5 to the UE;
the master station receiving an A5 measurement report from the UE and sending a switching request message to a target master station corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A5 measurement report; and
the master station receiving a switching command message from the target master station and sending a third RRC connection reconfiguration message to the UE,
wherein the switching request message comprises the key from the core network, a current value of a Next Chaining Counter, NCC, and an encryption algorithm list, and the third RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises a second encryption algorithm, a current value of a second S counter and the current value of the NCC,
and the third RRC connection reconfiguration message further comprises a header compression algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,172,051

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING SERVICE RECOVERY DURING CLOSED SUBSCRIPTION GROUP (CSG) SELECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of optimizing service recovery during manual closed subscription group (CSG) cell selection in a long term evolution (LTE) network, the method comprising:selecting, by a user equipment (UE), a CSG cell through the manual CSG cell selection;
performing a tracking area update (TAU) procedure on the CSG cell;
receiving a registration rejection with a temporary cause from a network of a CSG cell selected through the manual CSG cell selection;
determining from the registration rejection whether the temporary cause comprises a cause value that allows the UE to return to a saved or previously visited public land mobile network (PLMN); and
performing service recovery of the UE with a registered PLMN (RPLMN), upon determining that the temporary cause does not comprise the cause value that allows the UE to return to the saved or previously visited PLMN, wherein the RPLMN is different from the saved or previously visited PLMN,
wherein the service recovery of the UE is performed by at least one of:
retaining a globally unique temporary identifier (GUTI), previously visited registered tracking area identity (TAI), key set identifier (KSI) and equivalent PLMN (EPLMN) lists;
retrying registration on a single CSG cell;
employing the RPLMN for recovery procedures; and
performing the TAU procedure instead of an Attach while returning to the RPLMN thereby reducing the delay while recovering to the RPLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,172,005

RESONANCE FREQUENCY DEVICE LOCKING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:transmitting, by a computer device, a tone to a surface of an object;
detecting, by the computer device, a frequency response from the object based on the transmitted tone;
determining, by the computer device, that the detected frequency response from the surface of the object conforms to a stored frequency response, wherein the determining comprises comparing a detected resonance frequency of the object to a stored resonance frequency;
wherein the stored frequency response is a resonance frequency of a trusted object;
wherein the determining further comprises comparing the detected resonance frequency of the object, a detected temporal period, a detected transmissibility, and a detected damping coefficient of the object to the stored resonance frequency, a stored temporal period, a stored transmissibility, and a stored damping coefficient; and
unlocking, by the computer device, the computer device based on the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,171,975

EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION OF HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING FUNCTIONALITY

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A system for replicating settings in a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) network, comprising:a first control unit comprising a first internal clock operable to maintain an internal time for the first control unit, the first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of HVAC units and a first interactive display;
a second control unit comprising a second internal clock operable to maintain an internal time for the second control unit, the second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of HVAC units and a second interactive display; and
a communications network, wherein the first control unit detects the second control unit over the communications network and the first control unit and the second control unit synchronize the first internal clock and the second internal clock to have the same internal time; and
the first control unit is further operable to:
receive a first settings update from the second control unit;
determine drat the first settings update is associated with a changed universal setting comprising a first setting time, wherein the changed universal setting comprises at least one of a language preference, a temperature unit preference, a password for the communications network, an address of the first and second control units, or a dealer of the first plurality of HVAC units and second plurality of HVAC units;
compare the first setting time of the changed universal setting to a stored setting time of an existing universal setting, wherein the stored setting time reflects the time when existing universal setting was changed and the first setting time reflects the time when the changed universal setting was changed;
determine that the first setting time is more recent in time than the stored setting time;
update the existing universal setting with the changed universal setting; and
implement the changed universal setting in at least one of the first plurality of HVAC units and the first interactive display.

US Pat. No. 10,171,973

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MTC EVENT MANAGEMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for management of a Machine Type Communication (MTC) event, the method comprising:receiving, by an Event Management Entity (EME), data indicative of an event context of the MTC event, the event context indicative of classification and correlation of the MTC event; and
transmitting, by the EME, a VNF state change trigger upon determination that a change in state of a Virtual Network Function (VNF) positioned in proximity and configured to utilize VNF resources to mitigate the MTC event is required.

US Pat. No. 10,171,960

MOBILE TERMINAL AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A broadcast multicast service center (BM-SC) included in a system for mobile communication, the system including a general cell that supports broadcast delivery of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) data and a specific cell that does not support broadcast delivery of MBMS data, the BM-SC comprising:a processor; and
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, wherein
the processor is configured to transmit, via the specific cell, first information to mobile terminal located in the specific cell, the first information originally transmitted in a transmission path that does not include the general cell, the transmission path being from the BM-SC to the user terminal, wherein
the first information is for receiving MBMS data and comprises:
information indicating a geographical area in which the MBMS data is delivered;
information indicating a frequency at which the MBMS data is delivered; and
information indicating an identifier of service by which the MBMS data is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,171,957

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE, AND METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE

1. A method for receiving a broadcast/multicast service by a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving, by the user equipment, frequency resource information of a serving cell; and
receiving, by the user equipment, the broadcast/multicast service using a frequency region based on the frequency resource information,
wherein the frequency resource information includes information indicating the frequency region to which the broadcast/multicast service is allocated within a system bandwidth of the serving cell,
wherein the frequency resource information further includes information on a center frequency of another cell that provides a service identical to the broadcast/multicast service, and
wherein a subcarrier corresponding to the center frequency of the another cell is not used for the reception of the broadcast/multicast service if the subcarrier corresponding to the center frequency of the another cell is within the frequency region to which the broadcast/multicast service is allocated within the system bandwidth of the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,171,956

NOTIFICATION METHOD, SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. A notification method implemented by a notification device installed in a vehicle, comprising:establishing a wireless communication connection with an electronic device;
receiving a target station sent from the electronic device;
obtaining a navigation information of the vehicle;
recording a number of passengers planning to get off at the target station;
sending an arrival notification to the electronic device when the vehicle approaches at the target station;
recording a number of the passengers who actually get off at the target station;
comparing the number of the passengers that actually set off with the number of the passengers planning to get off;
sending the arrival notification again to the electronic device when the number of the passengers that actually set off is less than the number of the passengers planning to get off;
sending the arrival notification to the electronic device when the vehicle arrives at the target station and the passenger is still on board;
detecting a wireless signal strength of the electronic device when the vehicle arrives at the target station; and
comparing the wireless signal strength with a preset value to determine whether the passenger has got off.

US Pat. No. 10,171,937

MATCHING USERS IN A LOCATION-BASED SERVICE

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a plurality of service messages from a plurality of terminals, wherein the plurality of service messages associated with one or more transactions, and wherein the receiving of the service messages comprises:
receiving a first service message from a first terminal, wherein the first service message comprises an indication of a first transaction to be transacted with the first terminal, and an indication of a service that the first terminal is requesting to receive; and
receiving a second service message from a second terminal, wherein the second service message comprises an indication of a second transaction to be transacted with the second terminal, and an indication of a service that the second terminal is requesting to receive; and
in response to determining that the first terminal and the second terminal are within a threshold distance of each other, matching the first terminal and the second terminal as two parties in connection with a same transaction based at least in part on the first service message and the second service message, the matching the first terminal and the second terminal as two parties in connection with the same transaction comprises determining that the indication of the service that the first terminal is requesting to receive matches the indication of the service that the second terminal is requesting to receive.

US Pat. No. 10,171,935

HEALTHCARE PROXIMITY SERVICES

MicroStrategy Incorporate...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from an application instance operating on a first client device, information indicating (i) a patient identifier corresponding to a patient associated with the first client device, (ii) a beacon identifier associated with a wireless proximity beacon that is associated with a physical location within a healthcare facility, and (iii) a proximity of the first client device to the wireless proximity beacon associated with the beacon identifier;
estimating a physical location of the first client device within the healthcare facility based at least on (i) the beacon identifier associated with the wireless proximity beacon, and (ii) the proximity of the first client device to the wireless proximity beacon;
accessing a patient profile associated with the patient identifier, the patient profile comprising patient information corresponding to the patient;
receiving, from each of one or more application instances that operate on one or more respective second client devices associated with one or more healthcare providers of the healthcare facility, (i) a beacon identifier associated with a wireless proximity beacon that is associated with a physical location within a healthcare facility, and (ii) a proximity of the second client device associated with the healthcare provider to the wireless proximity beacon associated with the beacon identifier;
estimating, for each of the one or more second client devices associated with the one or more healthcare providers, a physical location of the second client device associated with the healthcare provider within the healthcare facility based at least on (i) the beacon identifier associated with the wireless proximity beacon, and (ii) the proximity of the second client device associated with the healthcare provider to the wireless proximity beacon associated with the beacon identifier;
selecting, from among the one or more second client devices associated with the one or more healthcare providers, a particular second client device associated with a particular healthcare provider based at least on the estimated physical location of the first client device and the estimated physical locations of the one or more second client devices associated with the one or more healthcare providers; and
transmitting, to the particular second client device associated with the particular healthcare provider, at least a portion of the patient information for display at an interface of the particular second client device associated with the particular healthcare provider.

US Pat. No. 10,171,933

ISSUING NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT LOST DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for notifying a user of a location of a device, the method comprising:receiving a first location of a first device;
determining, by one or more processors, that the first device has been separated from a user of the first device;
determining a second device located at, within a first predetermined threshold, the first location;
sending a first notification to the second device, wherein the notification includes, at least, that the first device is located nearby
retrieving registration information of the user, wherein the registration information includes, at least, historical usage information of a plurality of devices associated with the registration information;
determining a third device located with the user, based on the historical usage information; and
sending a second notification to the third device, wherein the second notification information includes, at least, information indicating the location of the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,931

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL BY MTC DEVICE, AND TERMINAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving physical downlink channels, the method performed by a device and comprising:receiving, from a cell, downlink control information (DCI) via a first downlink control channel on a first subframe, wherein the DCI includes scheduling information for a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH),
wherein bandwidth for the first downlink control channel and bandwidth for the PDSCH include a maximum of 6 physical resource blocks (PRBs); and
receiving, from the cell, downlink data via the PDSCH based on the scheduling information,
wherein when the downlink data is received on a second subframe, the device assumes that a second downlink control channel is not transmitted on the second subframe from the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,171,923

BINAURAL HEARING SYSTEM AND METHOD

CIRRUS LOGIC, INC., Aust...

1. A system for binaural signal processing, the system comprising:a first speaker and a second speaker respectively configured to be mounted proximal to, and to deliver respective first and second acoustic signals to, the left and right ears of a user;
a first microphone and a second microphone respectively configured to be mounted proximal to the left and right ears of a user; and
a binaural processing device for receiving respective first and second acoustic signals from each of the first and second microphones and for modifying each of the first and second acoustic signals to produce the modified first and second acoustic signals, wherein sound captured at both ears is used to modify the first acoustic signal to produce the modified first signal and sound captured at both ears is used to modify the second acoustic signal to produce the modified second signal, and wherein the binaural processing device is operable when distal from the left and right ears of the user;
wherein the first and second speakers, the first and second microphones and the binaural processing device are connected by a signal network configured to pass signals from the first and second microphones to the binaural processing device and from the binaural processing device to the speakers,
wherein the signal network comprises a single wire chained bus loop having a chained configuration in which data from upstream on the single wire chained bus loop is recovered by each of the first and second speakers and the first and second microphones and re-modulated downstream onto the single wire chained bus loop, and
wherein the first and second speakers are positioned downstream of the binaural processing device on the single wire chained bus loop, and the first and second microphones are positioned downstream of the first and second speakers on the single wire chained bus loop.

US Pat. No. 10,171,917

LATERAL MODE CAPACITIVE MICROPHONE

GMEMS Technologies Intern...

1. A capacitive microphone comprising a first electrical conductor and a second electrical conductor configured to have a relative spatial relationship therebetween,wherein a mutual capacitance can be generated between the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor;
wherein said relative spatial relationship and said mutual capacitance can both be varied by an acoustic pressure impacting upon the first electrical conductor and/or the second electrical conductor along a range of impacting directions in 3D space;
wherein said mutual capacitance is varied the most by an acoustic pressure impacting upon the first electrical conductor and/or the second electrical conductor along one direction among said range of impacting directions, said one direction being defined as the primary direction;
wherein the first electrical conductor has a first projection along said primary direction on a conceptual plane that is perpendicular to said primary direction;
wherein the second electrical conductor has a second projection along said primary direction on the conceptual plane;
wherein the first projection and the second projection have a shortest distance Dmin therebetween, and Dmin remains greater than zero regardless of whether the first electrical conductor and/or the second electrical conductor is (are) impacted by an acoustic pressure along said primary direction or not;
wherein the second electrical conductor, as one plate of a capacitor, moves up and down along the primary direction, and laterally moves over, or glides over, the first electrical conductor along the primary direction,
wherein the capacitive microphone further comprises a substrate, the substrate is viewed as said conceptual plane, and the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor are constructed above the substrate side-by-side;
wherein the first electrical conductor is fixed relative to the substrate, the second electrical conductor comprises a membrane that is movable relative to the substrate, and said primary direction is perpendicular to the membrane plane; and
wherein the capacitive microphone further comprises an air flow restrictor that restricts the flow rate of air that flows in/out of the gap between the membrane and the substrate, and the air flow restrictor comprises a groove and an insert that can insert into the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,171,913

SUSPENSION DEVICE FOR A LOUDSPEAKER, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND ASSOCIATED LOUDSPEAKERS

FOCAL JMLAB, La Talaudie...

1. Process for manufacturing a suspension device for a loudspeaker comprising:providing an annular outer edge able to fasten the suspension device to a frame, an annular inner edge able to fasten the suspension device to a membrane, a suspension hoop extending annularly between the outer and inner edges, said suspension hoop being able to absorb movement stresses produced at the inner edge by means of deforming the suspension hoop thus forming at least one resonance mode, the suspension hoop comprises at least one annular protuberance positioned in such a way as to minimize at least one suspension hoop resonance mode, the mass of at least one of these annular protuberances being between 150% and 400% of the mass of a part of the suspension hoop whereupon the annular protuberance is positioned;
exciting the inner edge of the suspension device,
measuring the movements of the suspension hoop in relation to a stable state of the suspension hoop during a characterization period,
detecting the position of the first local maximum of the movements of the suspension hoop in relation to a stable state of the suspension hoop, and
defining a position of a protuberance corresponding to a projection of the first local maximum on the suspension hoop in the stable state.

US Pat. No. 10,171,905

HEADPHONES WITH FREQUENCY-TARGETED RESONANCE CHAMBERS

TRANSOUND ELECTRONICS CO....

1. A headphone device, comprising:a housing, the housing including a first chamber, a second chamber, a first through-hole, wherein the first chamber and the second chamber are separated by a first wall, and the first through-hole is in the first wall;
a loudspeaker assembly in the housing, the loudspeaker assembly including a yoke, a magnet, a washer, a voice coil, and a diaphragm, wherein the yoke, the magnet, the washer, and the voice coil are positioned corresponding to the first through-hole, the diaphragm being connected on the voice coil in the first chamber;
a first annular portion in the housing, wherein the first annular portion including a first auxiliary hole and a second auxiliary hole, each of the first auxiliary hole and the second auxiliary hole overlapping a portion of the first through-hole, wherein the first auxiliary hole is covered with a first sound-proof material and the second auxiliary hole is covered with a second sound-proof material and wherein the first sound-proof material filters a first frequency range and the second sound-proof material filters a second frequency range, the first frequency range being substantially different from the second frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,171,878

VALIDATING DATA OF AN INTERACTIVE CONTENT APPLICATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first interactive content application for distribution, via a network, to one or more user devices;
evaluating data within the first interactive content application to determine an application type corresponding to the first interactive content application;
associating the first interactive content application with one or more application profiles for the application type, wherein the one or more application profiles comprise an accessibility setting that indicates the application type is accessible from a second interactive content application;
performing, by one or more computing devices, a validation on data of the first interactive content application by applying one or more validation rules established in the one or more application profiles;
based on a determination that the validation has failed, causing, by the one or more computing devices, the application type to be inaccessible from the second interactive content application by modifying the accessibility setting; and
transmitting, to at least one of the one or more user devices, content associated with the second interactive content application.

US Pat. No. 10,171,875

METHOD FOR PROVIDING PREVIOUS WATCH LIST OF CONTENTS PROVIDED BY DIFFERENT SOURCES, AND DISPLAY DEVICE WHICH PERFORMS SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device, comprising:a display;
an interface unit configured to receive a request from a remote controller; and
a controller configured to:
in response to a first request received from the remote controller, display a list of previously-viewed content including at least a first item corresponding to a first previously-viewed content, a second item corresponding to a second previously-viewed content and a third item corresponding a third previously-viewed content, wherein the first item, the second item, and the third item are displayed in an order that the previously-viewed content has been viewed,
in response to a second request received from the remote controller, display a fourth content on the display,
in response to a third request from the remote controller to display the list of previously-viewed content, delete the first item in the list of previously-viewed content and display the list of previously-viewed content including the second item, the third item and a fourth item corresponding to the fourth displayed content,
in response to a fourth request received from the remote controller, display a fifth content on the display, and
in response to a fifth request from the remote controller to display the list of previously-viewed content, delete the second item in the list of previously-viewed content and display the list of previously-viewed content including the third item, the fourth item and a fifth item corresponding to the fifth displayed content,
wherein the controller is further configured to display the list of previously-viewed content on an initial screen when the display device is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,171,866

DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY DEVICE, HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL METHOD FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A display system comprising:a transmitting device configured to transmit video data; and
a first display device and a second display device configured to display videos on the basis of the video data transmitted by the transmitting device, wherein
the transmitting device includes a data transmitting section configured to wirelessly transmit the video data formed by continuous frames to the first display device and the second display device,
the first display device includes:
a first video receiving section configured to receive the video data transmitted by the transmitting device; and
a first display section configured to display a video on the basis of the video data received by the first video receiving section, to only a first eye of the user to visually recognize the video,
the second display device, that is separate from the first display device, includes:
a second video receiving section configured to receive the video data transmitted by the transmitting device; and
a second display section configured to display a video on the basis of the video data received by the second video receiving section, to only a second eye of the user to visually recognize a video, and
the display system detects deviation between (1) timing of displaying frames of the video displayed by the first display section and visually recognized by the first eye and (2) timing of displaying frames of the video displayed by the second display section and visually recognized by the second eye.

US Pat. No. 10,171,848

DIGITAL BROADCASTING RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of processing data in a broadcast transmitting system, the method comprising:encoding data in at least one first data packet by an encoder,
wherein the least one first data packet includes a first header and a first payload,
wherein the first header includes stuffing indication information related to stuffing data in the at least one first data packet,
wherein the first payload includes at least one second data packet,
wherein the at least one second data packet has a second header and a second payload,
wherein the second payload includes two or more IP (Internet protocol) packets which carry service components of a service, and
wherein the second header includes information for indicating a number of the two or more IP packets included in the second payload; and
transmitting a transmission frame including the encoded data by a transmitter,
wherein the transmission frame further includes fast service acquisition information providing information necessary to locate service signaling information, service type information of the service, and channel information of the service, and
wherein the service signaling information includes access information of the service components.

US Pat. No. 10,171,839

GENERATING TRANSFORMS FOR COMPRESSING AND DECOMPRESSING VISUAL DATA

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for encoding data, the method comprising:encoding a residual of a first portion of an array of data to generate a first set of coefficients;
decoding the first set of coefficients to generate a decoded representation of the first portion;
computing an estimated covariance function for a residual of a second portion of the array of data based on a model that includes a gradient of a plurality of boundary data values located on a boundary of the decoded representation of the first portion;
computing a set of transform basis functions from the estimated covariance function; and
encoding the residual of the second portion using a first transform that uses the computed set of transform basis functions, including generating a predicted representation of the second portion, and applying the first transform to a difference between the second portion and the predicted representation of the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,171,832

MOVING PICTURE CODING DEVICE, MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, AND MOVING PICTURE CODING PROGRAM, AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING DEVICE, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING PROGRAM

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A moving picture decoding device that decodes a bitstream in which a moving picture is coded using motion compensation in units of blocks acquired by dividing each picture of the moving picture, the moving picture decoding device comprising:a decoding unit configured to decode information representing a motion vector predictor to be selected from a motion vector predictor candidate list having a predefined number of motion vector predictor candidates, together with a motion vector difference;
a motion vector predictor candidate generating unit configured to derive a plurality of motion vector predictor candidates by making a prediction based on a motion vector of one of decoded blocks that are neighboring to a decoding target block in space or time and construct a motion vector predictor candidate list;
a motion vector predictor redundant candidate removing unit configured to compare whether values of vectors are the same among motion vector predictor candidates predicted from a decoded block neighboring in space and remove the motion vector predictor candidates having the same values of vectors from the motion vector predictor candidate list with at least one being left without comparing whether or not a value of vector of a motion vector predictor predicted from a decoded block that is neighboring in space and a value of vector of a motion vector predictor predicted from a decoded block neighboring in time are the same;
a motion vector predictor candidate adding unit configured to repeatedly add the motion vector predictor candidates to the motion vector predictor candidate list until the number of motion vector predictor candidates reaches the predefined number if the number of the motion vector predictor candidates in the motion vector predictor candidate list is smaller than the predefined number, whereby the number of the motion vector predictor candidates in the motion vector predictor candidate list reaches the predefined number;
a motion vector predictor candidate number limiting unit configured to remove the motion vector predictor candidates exceeding the predefined number from the motion vector predictor candidate list if the number of the motion vector predictor candidates in the motion vector predictor candidate list is greater than the predefined number, whereby the number of the motion vector predictor candidates in the motion vector predictor candidate list is limited to the predefined number;
a motion vector predictor selecting unit configured to select a motion vector predictor from the motion vector predictor candidate list based on information representing the decoded motion vector predictor to be selected; and
a motion vector calculating unit configured to calculate a motion vector used for motion compensation by adding the selected motion vector predictor and the motion vector difference together,
wherein the motion vector predictor candidate adding unit repeatedly adds more than one (0,0) motion vectors allowing duplication as the motion vector predictor candidates, and
wherein the motion vector predictor redundant candidate removing unit compares whether values of vectors are the same between a first motion vector predictor candidate predicted from a first decoded block neighboring in space and a second motion vector predictor candidate predicted from a second decoded block neighboring in space and removes, when the values of vectors are the same, the second motion vector predictor candidate from the motion vector predictor candidate list.

US Pat. No. 10,171,829

PICTURE ENCODING DEVICE AND PICTURE ENCODING METHOD

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A picture encoding device that encodes a picture and encodes a difference quantization parameter in a unit of a quantization coding block which is divided from the picture and is a management unit of a quantization parameter, comprising:a quantization parameter derivation unit that derives a quantization parameter of a first quantization coding block;
a prediction quantization parameter derivation unit that derives a prediction quantization parameter using the quantization parameters of two quantization coding blocks which precede the first quantization coding block in order of encoding;
a difference quantization parameter derivation unit that derives a difference quantization parameter of the first quantization coding block, using a difference between the quantization parameter of the first quantization coding block and the prediction quantization parameter; and
an encoder that encodes the difference quantization parameter,
wherein the prediction quantization parameter derivation unit derives the prediction quantization parameter using two quantization parameters: one quantization parameter of a previous quantization coding block which immediately precedes the first quantization coding block to be encoded in order of encoding and another quantization parameter of a quantization coding block which precedes the previous quantization coding block in order of encoding and is not spatially neighboring the first quantization coding block to be encoded.

US Pat. No. 10,171,825

PARALLEL COMPRESSION OF IMAGE DATA IN A COMPRESSION DEVICE

MATROX GRAPHICS INC., Do...

1. A method of compressing a stream of pictures in parallel in a compression device, wherein the compression device includes a plurality of components to be coupled in series to perform an image data compression process for compressing image data into compressed image data, and wherein each one of the plurality of components is to perform a partial compression operation that is part of the image data compression process, the method comprising:processing a first portion of a first picture of a stream of pictures in a first component from the plurality of components of the compression device, while simultaneously processing a second portion of a second picture of the stream of pictures in a second component from the plurality of components of the compression device wherein the processing of the first portion of the first picture is performed according to partial compression statistics associated with the second picture, and wherein the partial compression statistics result from the processing of one or more portions of the second picture in one or more of the plurality of components of the compression device when compression of the second portion of the second picture in the compression device is not yet completed.

US Pat. No. 10,171,824

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE FRAME RE-COMPRESSION IN VIDEO PROCESSING SYSTEM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of video decoding, comprising:receiving a video bitstream;
decoding the video bitstream to generate a reconstructed frame;
determining whether to re-compress the reconstructed frame for buffering based on a characteristic of the reconstructed frame that is provided in the video bitstream when a size of the reconstructed frame is greater than a first threshold; and
re-compressing the reconstructed frame and storing the re-compressed reconstructed frame into a buffer of a decoder system when the reconstructed frame is determined to be re-compressed for buffering, wherein
the characteristic of the reconstructed frame includes whether the reconstructed frame is a reference frame and an initial picture quantization parameter associated with the reconstructed frame, and
the determining whether to re-compress the reconstructed frame for buffering when the size of the reconstructed frame is greater than the first threshold comprises:
determining that the reconstructed frame is not to be re-compressed for buffering when the reconstructed frame is the reference frame and the initial picture quantization parameter is not greater than a second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,171,821

SCALABLE VIDEO ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS AND SCALABLE VIDEO DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING UP-SAMPLING FILTER ACCOMPANIED BY CONVERSION OF BIT DEPTH AND COLOR FORMAT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A scalable video encoding method comprising:determining a reference layer image from among base layer images so as to inter layer predict an enhancement layer image, wherein the reference layer image corresponds to the enhancement layer image;
determining a phase between pixels of the enhancement layer image and the reference layer image, according to a scaling factor between the enhancement layer image and the reference layer image and a color format difference of the enhancement layer image and the reference layer image;
selecting at least one filter coefficient set corresponding to the determined phase, from filter coefficient data comprising filter coefficient sets that respectively correspond to phases;
generating an up-sampled reference layer image by extending a resolution of the reference layer image according to the scaling factor by performing interpolation filtering on the reference layer image by using the selected filter coefficient set;
obtaining a prediction error between the up-sampled reference layer image and the enhancement layer image;
generating an enhancement layer bitstream comprising the prediction error; and
generating a base layer bitstream by encoding the base layer images.

US Pat. No. 10,171,817

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing device, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
set a binary parameter that corresponds to a binary data processing rate of a decoder,
wherein the decoder with at least one first setting is indicated by an encoded stream, and
wherein the encoded stream corresponds to binary data;
calculate a first maximum processing amount of the encoded stream based on the set binary parameter;
calculate a second maximum processing amount of the binary data based on the set binary parameter;
calculate a target bit that indicates a target rate of the encoded stream, based on the calculated first maximum processing amount of the encoded stream and the calculated second maximum processing amount of the binary data;
control a quantization rate based on the calculated target bit;
quantize input data based on the controlled quantization rate;
binarize the quantized input data to obtain the binary data;
arithmetically code the binary data to generate the encoded stream such that the encoded stream is decoded in the decoder without one of an overflow condition or an underflow condition in the decoder; and
transmit the set binary parameter and the encoded stream to the decoder.

US Pat. No. 10,171,812

DATA OUTPUT APPARATUS, DATA OUTPUT METHOD, AND DATA GENERATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A data output apparatus comprising:a decoder that decodes a video stream to generate a first video signal;
an acquirer that acquires one or more pieces of metadata corresponding to one or more first conversion modes in which a luminance range of a video signal is converted;
an interpreter that interprets one of the one or more pieces of metadata to acquire characteristic data indicating a luminance range of the first video signal, and conversion auxiliary data for converting the luminance range of the first video signal;
a control information generator that converts the characteristic data into control information according to a predetermined transmission protocol;
a converter that supports one or more second conversion modes in which a luminance range of a video signal is converted, the converter for performing conversion processing of the luminance range of the first video signal in one of the one or more second conversion modes based on the conversion auxiliary data to generate a second video signal with a luminance range narrower than the luminance range of the first video signal; and
an outputter that outputs the second video signal and the control information to a display apparatus in accordance with the transmission protocol,
wherein the interpreter further determines which of the data output apparatus and the display apparatus is to perform the conversion processing, based on the one or more first conversion modes, the one or more second conversion modes, and one or more third conversion modes in which a luminance range of a video signal is converted, the one or more third conversion modes being supported by the display apparatus,
the interpreter further determines a conversion mode which is included in the one or more first conversion modes and is included in at least one of the one or more second conversion modes and the third conversion modes, as a conversion mode of the conversion processing to be performed by the data output apparatus or the display apparatus,
the acquirer acquires a plurality of pieces of metadata corresponding to a plurality of first conversion modes including the one or more first conversion modes,
the converter supports a plurality of second conversion modes including the one or more second conversion modes, and
the interpreter determines, as a conversion mode of the conversion processing to be performed by the data output apparatus or the display apparatus, a conversion mode with highest reproducibility for a master image which is an image that is output without conversion of the luminance range, from among a plurality of conversion modes which are included in the plurality of first conversion modes, and are included in at least one of the plurality of second conversion modes and the third conversion modes.

US Pat. No. 10,171,809

VIDEO ENCODING APPARATUS AND VIDEO ENCODING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A video encoding apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
divide a plurality of orthogonal transform coefficients included in each of a plurality of blocks into a plurality of coefficient groups each of which includes a predetermined number of the orthogonal transform coefficients, the plurality of blocks being obtained by dividing a picture included in a video, the plurality of orthogonal transform coefficients being obtained by orthogonally transforming, for each block, a prediction error signal obtained on the basis of difference between a value of each pixel of the picture and a prediction signal of the pixel;
determine, for each of the predetermined number of orthogonal transform coefficients included in a target coefficient group from among the plurality of coefficient groups, a candidate possible to minimize a cost obtained on the basis of a coding error and an amount of coding among a plurality of quantized-coefficient candidates to be used for quantizing the orthogonal transform coefficient, to be a quantized coefficient of the orthogonal transform coefficient, the target coefficient group being selected from among the plurality of coefficient groups sequentially from the coefficient group including the orthogonal transform coefficients corresponding to lowest frequencies;
determine, for a target coefficient group, whether to substitute all the predetermined number of quantized coefficients included in the target coefficient group by zero, on the assumption that a quantized coefficient that is not zero is included in the coefficient group corresponding to higher frequencies than those of the target coefficient group, the target coefficient group being selected from among the plurality of coefficient groups sequentially from the coefficient group including the orthogonal transform coefficients corresponding to the lowest frequencies;
determine, for a target coefficient group, a first candidate for the quantized coefficient corresponding to a highest frequency among the quantized coefficients that are included in the target coefficient group and are not zero, on the assumption that all the quantized coefficients included in the coefficient groups corresponding to higher frequencies than those of the target coefficient group are zero, the target coefficient group being selected from among the plurality of coefficient groups sequentially from the coefficient group including the orthogonal transform coefficients corresponding to the lowest frequencies;
calculate the coding error of the coefficient groups from the coefficient group adjacent to the coefficient group including a second candidate for the quantized coefficient on a higher frequency side to the coefficient group including the first candidate, the second candidate being the quantized coefficient with the highest frequency among the quantized coefficients not being zero, obtained from the coefficient group corresponding to lower frequencies than those of the coefficient group including the first candidate;
update the second candidate to the first candidate when a comparison cost obtained by subtracting the coding error of the coefficient group corresponding to higher frequencies than those of the coefficient group including the first candidate from the cost obtained for the first candidate is lower than a value obtained by adding the coding error to the comparison cost calculated for the second candidate, and determine the second candidate at time when the second candidate for the coefficient group corresponding to highest frequencies among the plurality of coefficient groups is updated, to be the quantized coefficient that is not zero and corresponds to a highest frequency; and
calculate the coding error of the coefficient groups from the coefficient group adjacent to the coefficient group including the second candidate on a higher frequency side to the coefficient group including the first candidate,
wherein
the second candidate includes a third candidate and a fourth candidate, the third candidate being updated to the first candidate also when all the predetermined number of quantized coefficients included in the coefficient group including the first candidate are substituted by zero, the fourth candidate being not updated to the first candidate when all the predetermined number of quantized coefficients included in the coefficient group including the first candidate are substituted by zero, and
the determining a quantized coefficient that is not zero and corresponds to a highest frequency determines the third candidate as the quantized coefficient that is not zero and corresponds to the highest frequency when all the quantized coefficients included in the coefficient groups corresponding to higher frequencies than those of the coefficient group including the third candidate are zero, and
determines the fourth candidate as the quantized coefficient that is not zero and corresponds to the highest frequency when the quantized coefficient that is not zero is included in any one of the coefficient groups corresponding to higher frequencies than those of the coefficient group including the third candidate.

US Pat. No. 10,171,804

VIDEO FRAME ENCODING SCHEME SELECTION

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for encoding a video stream, the method comprising:determining, using at least one of a historical video encoding data and a simulated encoding data generated based on at least one measurement of a time of a video encoding, a first estimated time period for encoding a frame of the video stream based on a first algorithm configured to estimate a processing time for encoding the frame, the first algorithm being based on a first input control signal corresponding to at least one variable setting of an encoder processing block, the at least one variable setting having a first predetermined processing time used as a variable in the first algorithm;
determining, using at least one of the historical video encoding data and the simulated encoding data, a second estimated time period for encoding the frame based on a second algorithm configured to estimate a processing time for encoding the frame, the second algorithm being based on a second input control signal corresponding to the at least one variable setting of the encoder processing block, the at least one variable setting having a second predetermined processing time used as a variable in the second algorithm;
measuring an elapsed time period for encoding the frame independent of other frames of the video stream;
comparing the elapsed time period for encoding the frame to at least one of the first estimated time period and the second estimated time period; and
changing an encoding scheme for encoding a subsequent frame of the video stream if the encoding time of the frame is one of less than the first estimated time period and greater than the second estimated time period.

US Pat. No. 10,171,790

DEPTH SENSOR, IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM USING DEPTH SENSOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image capture method performed by a depth sensor, the method comprising:emitting a first source signal having a first amplitude towards a scene, and thereafter, emitting a second source signal having a second amplitude different from the first amplitude towards the scene;
receiving, as a first reflected signal, a reflected portion of the first source signal;
receiving, as a second reflected signal, a reflected portion of the seconds source signal;
demodulating the first reflected signal with an N-times sampling operation to generate a first image;
demodulating the second reflected signal with another N-times sampling operation to generate a second image, wherein N is an integer greater than one; and
interpolating the first and second images to generate a final image, wherein:
the second amplitude is greater than the first amplitude,
the first source signal is used to capture a first point of the scene that is relatively close to the depth sensor, and
the second source signal is used to capture a second point of the scene that is relatively far from the depth sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,171,786

LENS SHADING MODULATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

8. A system, comprising:an image capture device comprising a lens;
a memory operatively coupled to the image capture device and having, stored therein, computer program code; and
a programmable control device operatively coupled to the memory and comprising instructions stored thereon to cause the programmable control device to execute the computer program code to:
obtain a first image of a scene captured using the lens, wherein the first image comprises a first plurality of pixels;
determine a lens shading correction level based, at least in part, on a focal distance of the lens used to capture the first image; and
apply the determined lens shading correction level to the first image,
wherein the determined lens shading correction level encompasses both color shading gain and vignetting gain, and wherein the lens shading correction level is a function of normalized diagonal field position from a center of the lens used to capture the first image.

US Pat. No. 10,171,777

STREAMING AND STORING VIDEO CONTENT CAPTURED BY AN AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for transmitting and storing video images captured by an audio/video (A/V) recording and communication device, the A/V recording and communication device including a camera and a local storage device, the A/V recording and communication device being connected to a network, the method comprising:the A/V recording and communication device detecting a person at the A/V recording and communication device;
the camera of the A/V recording and communication device capturing video images from within a field of view of the camera at the A/V recording and communication device;
initiating a call to a client device via the network;
transmitting the video images in a plurality of data packets to the client device via the network;
receiving at least one negative-acknowledgement (NACK) indicating that at least one of the data packets was lost in transmission;
retransmitting the lost data packets to the network;
receiving a message with a list of data packets that were lost in retransmission;
storing copies of the data packets on the list at the local storage device of the A/V recording and communication device;
receiving a notification that the call with the client device has terminated; and
after receiving the notification that the call with the client device has terminated, retrieving the data packets stored at the local storage device of the A/V recording and communication device and retransmitting the retrieved data packets to the network.

US Pat. No. 10,171,776

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIDEO MONITORING USING LINKED DEVICES

Verint Systems Ltd., (IL...

1. A video monitoring system for a predetermined area, comprising:a map representing the predetermined area, on which icons are placed and configured, the icons representing at least two video monitoring devices comprising a first video monitoring device and a second video monitoring device, the at least two video monitoring devices deployed in the predetermined area;
a first scene of a plurality of scenes, the first scene specifying a relationship between the first video monitoring device and the second video monitoring device, the first video monitoring device being a main video monitoring device for the first scene, wherein the second video monitoring device is logically linked to the main video monitoring device;
a recorder, the recorder configured to record video feed data received from the at least two logically linked video monitoring devices to stable storage; and
a video manager that receives the map, the video feed data, and the first scene, displays the map, the video feed data, and a navigation display based on the first scene, and accepts input from a user to track an entity through the predetermined area,
wherein the first scene comprises linked video data from a plurality of video monitoring devices, and
wherein the video manager is configured to generate graphical representations of a plurality of connections, at least one connection extending between the first scene and the video feed data from the logically linked second video monitoring device, wherein each connection of the at least one connections is indicative of an exit point from the range of view of the first scene that results in entry of a range of view in the video feed data from the logically linked second video monitoring device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,769

SOUND SOURCE SELECTION FOR AURAL INTEREST

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:modifying a video recording by adding to the video recording a viewer-selectable region of a video display plane corresponding to a sub-set of pixels within a set of pixels displayed during playback of the video recording, the viewer-selectable region corresponding to a first sound source recorded by at least one microphone of a plurality of microphones from a three-dimensional scene; and
adjusting an audio signal played by the modified video recording based, at least in part, upon selection of the viewer-selectable region during playback of the modified video recording;
wherein:
the at least one microphone records audio from the first sound source on an audio channel that is distinct from the audio channels of other microphones of the plurality of microphones; and
selection of the viewer-selectable region plays an audio recording made by the at least one microphone corresponding to the first sound source.

US Pat. No. 10,171,742

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM WITH OPERATION STATE DETERMINATION BASED UPON ANGULAR VELOCITY DETECTION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image capturing apparatus comprising:an angular velocity detection unit configured to respectively detect angular velocities of movement of the image capturing apparatus at a plurality of times;
an operation determination unit configured to determine a panning operation state of the image capturing apparatus based on the detected angular velocities at the plurality of times, the determined panning operation state being one of a plurality of predetermined classifications of panning operation states; and
a zoom control unit configured to perform zoom control based on the determined panning operation state.

US Pat. No. 10,171,730

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory having stored thereon instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the information processing apparatus to:
obtain captured images that are captured by an image capturing unit at a plurality of positions and orientations;
generate a guidance instruction for causing a captured image corresponding to a position and orientation substantially the same as a captured image of a stipulated state to be obtained;
output the guidance instruction;
determine whether or not one captured image obtained after output of the guidance instruction was captured at a position and orientation substantially the same as the captured image of the stipulated state;
if the one captured image is determined to be captured at a position and orientation substantially the same as the captured image of the stipulated state, generate or update a three-dimensional map from three-dimensional coordinates of a feature included in a captured image based on the plurality of captured images including the one captured image that are captured at the plurality of positions and orientations; and
control to display the guidance instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,171,724

FOCAL POINT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE AND FOCAL POINT ADJUSTMENT METHOD

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. A focal point adjustment device, comprising:an image sensor having focal point detection pixels, each of which receives a light flux having passed through a photographic lens and performs photoelectric conversion to output an image signal;
a first memory to store information on an emission angular range of a light flux emitted toward the image sensor;
a second memory to store information on characteristics of the image sensor;
a camera-shake preventing mechanism to correct camera shake by moving the image sensor in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the photographic lens; and
a calculation circuit to calculate information for focal point adjustment based on outputs of the focal point detection pixels, based on outputs of the first memory, outputs of the second memory, and outputs of the camera-shake preventing mechanism, wherein
information on the movement includes information on rotation of the image sensor, and
the calculation circuit corrects image height information at a range-finding position where the outputs of the focal point detection pixels are used, based on the information on the movement output by the camera-shake preventing mechanism, and calculates information for the focal point adjustment, based on the corrected image height information.

US Pat. No. 10,171,719

WIRELESS HEADGEAR

1. A wireless headwear apparatus comprising:a rear head-fitting crown portion having a lower edge;
a brim disposed on said crown portion proximate to said lower edge, an outer perimeter of the brim distal from said lower edge, the brim comprising a top layer of fabric material and a bottom layer of fabric material;
a rechargeable power source located inside the headgear connected to at least one built-in receptacle having at least two electrical leads to add power to the power source, wherein the at least one receptacle is built within the headwear and the receptacle may be partially exposed;
at least one externally attachable/detachable plug-in micro camera;
two or more electrical leads connecting the at least one externally attachable/detachable plug-in micro camera to the power source; and
a short range wireless data transmitter built within the headwear, wherein the short range wireless data transmitter is also connected to the power source and has the ability to send data from the at least one externally attachable/detachable plug-in micro camera to at least one wireless computing device, wherein the at least one wireless computing devices controls camera functions including but not limited to zooming, taking a snapshot, recording video, lightening and darkening images, increasing and decreasing pixels, compression of data.

US Pat. No. 10,171,696

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING CHARACTERS IN CHARACTER STRING REGIONS AND TABLE REGIONS ON A MEDIUM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

17. An image processing method comprising the steps of:reading a medium and generating corresponding image information;
recognizing characters included in any character string region in the image information and in any table region in the image information;
receiving a selection of a file format of an electronic file to be generated;
selecting, in accordance with the selected file format, the recognized characters included in either the character string region in the image information or the table region in the image information;
generating character information corresponding to each of the recognized characters that are selected; and
generating an electronic file including the generated character information in accordance with the selected file format.

US Pat. No. 10,171,671

CUSTOMER SERVICE CALL ROUTING AND/OR SCHEDULING SYSTEM AND METHOD

United Services Automobil...

1. A method of routing a communication of a customer to an appropriate service representative of a plurality of service representatives, the method comprising:automatically scanning a third party online account associated with the customer to identify data indicative of at least one life event associated with the customer;
receiving, from a wearable device configured to monitor vitals of the customer, additional data indicative of at least one medical-related life event associated with the customer;
incorporating the data and the additional data into a data fingerprint saved in a customer account of the customer, wherein the data fingerprint is reflective of a plurality of life events associated with the customer including the at least one life event and the at least one medical-related life event;
identifying, within a database stored to a server, the customer account;
analyzing the data fingerprint saved to the customer account with respect to at least timeframe and event types of the plurality of life events; and
routing, via a switch, the communication of the customer to the appropriate service representative based on the analyzing of the data fingerprint.

US Pat. No. 10,171,669

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING INTERACTIONS FOR A CONTACT CENTER BASED ON INTELLIGENT AND DYNAMIC ROUTING CONSIDERATIONS

1. A method for enhanced interaction processing in a contact center, the method comprising:detecting, by a processor, a pending interaction with a communication device operated by a customer;
identifying, by the processor, first and second objectives of the contact center in response to detecting the pending interaction, wherein the first objective is identified as more important to the contact center than the second objective;
identifying, by the processor, a first agent for handling the first objective, and determining a likelihood of success of the first agent in achieving the first objective;
identifying, by the processor, a second agent for handling the second objective;
transmitting, by the processor, instructions to a routing device to route the pending interaction to an electronic device operated by the second agent instead of an electronic device operated by the first agent; and
prompting, by the processor, the second agent to pursue the second objective.

US Pat. No. 10,171,657

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OMNI-CHANNEL NOTIFICATION AND SELECTION

1. A method for facilitating a change from a first communication channel to a second communication channel for an interaction within a contact center system for a first party after the interaction has been initiated and the first party is in queue for the first communication channel, comprising:a. providing, through a user interface associated with a mobile application interoperably connected to the contact center system, the first party with estimated queue wait times for a plurality of communication channels associated with the contact center system;
b. initiating an interaction through receiving a selection from the first party for the first communication channel from the plurality of communication channels;
c. processing the first selection of the first communication channel by a SIP server and a voice platform, wherein the voice platform provides a standards-based VoiceXML platform that provides a speech application, and routing the interaction into a queue associated with the first communication channel;
d. informing, by the speech application, the first party of estimated queue wait times associated with each of the plurality of communication channels;
e. providing, by the voice platform, the first party with the capability to switch channels through selection of a prompt associated with each of the plurality of communication channels;
f. receiving a selection from the first party of the second communication channel;
g. transferring, via a switch channel API, the interaction from the queue associated with the communication channel to a queue associated with the second communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,171,645

INFORMATION TRANSMITTING METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information transmitting method, comprising:generating, by a browser of an information sending device, a connecting code;
displaying, by the browser of the information sending device, the connecting code, wherein the connecting code at least comprises a first unique identity of the information sending device, and is configured for being scanned by an information receiving device having a second unique identity;
receiving, by the information sending device, the second unique identity of the information receiving device from a server, wherein the server associates the information sending device having the first unique identity with the information receiving device having the second unique identity upon receiving a binding request triggered by scanning the connecting code, the binding request is generated by the information receiving device after extracting the first unique identify;
after receiving the second unique identity, providing, by the browser of the information sending device, a sending option for sending contents accessed by the browser to the information receiving device;
after the sending option is triggered, obtaining, by the information sending device, contents selected by a user from the contents accessed by the browser;
generating an information sending request, which at least comprises the contents selected by the user, and the first unique identity or the second unique identity; and
sending, by the information sending device, the information sending request to the server, wherein the server forwards the contents selected by the user to the information receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,644

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a search unit configured to search for a device by using Bluetooth communication;
a display unit configured to display a result of the search;
an instruction unit configured to instruct, using the Bluetooth communication, a device selected from the result of the search to start operating as an access point of a wireless LAN connection;
an obtaining unit configured to obtain, using the Bluetooth communication, connection information about the wireless LAN connection from the device; and
a communication unit configured to establish the wireless LAN connection with the device operating as the access point based on the obtained connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,171,641

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display unit configured to display an image;
an input unit configured to receive an input from a user; and
a controller configured to display a first image included in a first region being part of an entire region of an omnidirectionally captured image, and to display a second image included in a second region being part of the entire region of the omnidirectionally captured image if a first input for changing a region displayed on the display unit in the entire region of the omnidirectionally captured image is received,
wherein the second region is a region that is symmetrical to the first region with respect to an uppermost portion of the omnidirectionally captured image,
wherein the first input is an input of dragging a screen so as to change the displayed region from the first region to the second region by passing through the uppermost portion of the omnidirectionally captured image,
wherein the controller is configured to change, in response to the first input, the displayed region from the first region to the second region by passing through the uppermost portion of the omnidirectionally captured image, and
wherein, as the displayed region passes through the uppermost portion, the controller is configured to display an image including the uppermost portion.

US Pat. No. 10,171,638

FORCE SENSING BASED ON STRUCTURE-BORNE SOUND PROPAGATION

The Regents of The Univer...

1. A method for estimating force applied to a touchscreen of a mobile device, comprising:determining a model for the mobile device, where the model defines a mathematical relationship between magnitude of force applied to a touchscreen of the mobile device and change in a sound signal propagating through the mobile device;
emitting a sound signal from a speaker of the mobile device while a force is applied to the touchscreen;
receiving, by a microphone in the mobile device, the sound signal emitted from the speaker;
estimating, by a computer processor of the mobile device, the force applied to the touchscreen from the emitted sound signal and the received sound signal and using the model.

US Pat. No. 10,171,627

DOWNLOAD OF A PACKAGE OF CODE

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving at a server a request from a client for download of a package of code selected from the group consisting of: binary code and source code;
determining a set of available modifications for the package of code, wherein the set of available modifications were specified upon upload of the package of code;
accessing a user profile for a user of the client;
analyzing the user profile to automatically determine, without user intervention, a set of desired modifications for the package of code from the accessed user profile;
identifying a portion of the determined set of desired modifications that comprise the determined set of available modifications for the package of code, based on comparing the determined set of desired modifications to the determined set of available modifications;
detecting an available modification for the package of code that is not specified by a respective desired modification in the set of desired modifications within the accessed user profile;
requesting a selection of the respective desired modification for the available modification by providing an output detailing the available modification for the package of code;
receiving a user input comprising the selection;
automatically modifying, without user intervention, at the server, a portion of code comprising the package of code according to the portion of the determined set of desired modifications and according to the selection; and
responsive to the request, transmitting the modified package of code to the client in a state wherein the client can immediately utilize the modified code package.

US Pat. No. 10,171,613

CLIENT DEVICE, SERVER, RECORDING MEDIUM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A client device comprising:circuitry at least including a processor and a cache in which first content data is stored, the circuitry configured to:
transmit first information indicating the first content data stored in the cache to a server, which manages a group of client devices including the client device and other client devices, the group of client devices being capable of communicating with each other without using an external network;
acquire, from the other client devices in the group, second content data requested to be output based on second information provided by the server, the second information including at least a timestamp indicating a time at which the second content data is stored in one of the other client devices; and
when at least a part of the second content data is not acquired from the other client devices, acquire the at least the part of the second content data from a content server through the external network.

US Pat. No. 10,171,606

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DATA AS A SERVICE (DAAS) IN REAL-TIME

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for providing data as a service (DaaS) in near or real-time comprising:receiving, at a proxy server, a query from a client application;
requesting, by the proxy server from a plurality of data sources, data to service the query, wherein the data sources are heterogeneous in terms of data quality, or data structure, or both data quality and data structure;
obtaining, in response to the request by the proxy server from the plurality of data sources for data to service the query, received data from each data source of the plurality of data sources in near or real-time;
assigning respective confidence levels to the received data from each data source in accordance with reliability of the data source;
collecting the received data from the data sources and the respective confidence levels into virtual tables using Table Valued User Defined Functions (TVUDFs) embedded in the query;
joining the received data including the respective confidence levels from the data sources to generate joined data, the joined data comprising the received data from each of the data sources and the respective confidence levels of the received data from each of the data sources; and
sending the joined data to the client application.

US Pat. No. 10,171,594

SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums having stored thereon executable instructions for providing a data exchange layer (DXL) broker, the executable instructions operable to instruct a processor to:provide a DXL bus controller configured to provide a DXL fabric, wherein the DXL fabric is configured to provide a request-response framework on a publish-subscribe fabric;
communicatively couple to an enterprise service bus via the DXL bus controller;
receive a service registration message on the enterprise service bus;
determine that the service registration message is for an unregistered service;
create a new service registry record for the service; and
create an instance of the service in the service registry record.

US Pat. No. 10,171,592

TECHNIQUES FOR MULTI-LEVEL SERVICE DISCOVERY

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:memory storing instructions:
a processor circuit for a first wireless device and coupled with the memory, the processor circuit operable to execute the instructions, that when executed, cause the processor circuit to:
generate a bit map to indicate a type of service wirelessly advertised by the first wireless device to one or more other wireless devices;
transmit the bit map to the one or more other wireless devices;
encode service information for a service using at least one encoding technique to include public encoding, private encoding, and plain text encoding to generate a service identification for the service associated with the advertised type of service, the service identification comprised in a data packet, the data packet including:
the encoded service information;
a first bit of one or more bits to indicate whether the service information is encoded with the public encoding technique, the service information encoded with the public encoding technique comprised in a first field of the data packet corresponding with the first bit;
a second bit of the one or more bits to indicate whether the service information is encoded with the private encoding technique, the service information encoded with the private encoding techniques comprised in a second field of the data packet corresponding with the second bit; and
a third bit of the one or more bits to indicate whether the service information is encoded with the plain text encoding technique, the service information encoded with the plain text encoding technique comprised in a third field of the data packet corresponding with the third bit;
transmit the data packet to at least one of the one or more other wireless devices;
generate service content information having additional service information about the service; and
transmit the service content information to at least one of the one or more other wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,171,575

DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF A QUOTA OF CONSUMER NODES CONNECTING TO A RESOURCE NODE OF A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method comprising:periodically computing, by a resource node associated with a computing device, a dynamic quota value associated with a channel-swarm in a peer-to-peer network that is dynamically updated based on current connectivity values of each channel in the channel-swarm that are independent from connectivity conditions of the peer-to-peer network, said channel-swarm comprising a plurality of nodes, a portion of said plurality functioning as consumer nodes and a portion functioning as resource nodes, said resource node providing content to said one or more consumer nodes in the channel-swarm according to said dynamic quota value, said dynamic quota value comprising an indication of an acceptable number of connections between the resource node and the one or more consumer nodes, said resource node being a node in the peer-to-peer network that has contributable available bandwidth for said channel swarm, said resource node does not consume real-time multimedia content in said channel swarm,
said computing the dynamic quota value comprising:
reducing the dynamic quota value upon a determination that at least one of the connections between the resource node and any one of the consumer nodes is a bad connection, the quota reduction further comprising:
determining a step down value from the dynamic quota value, and
updating the dynamic quota by the step down value, and
increasing the dynamic quota value upon a determination that no bad connection with any of the consumer nodes has been encountered during a predefined time interval prior to the increasing of the dynamic quota value, the quota increase further comprising:
determining a step up value from the dynamic quota value; and
updating the dynamic quota value by the step up value; and
allocating, via the resource node, an available upload bandwidth to the one or more of the consumer nodes based on the dynamic quota value.

US Pat. No. 10,171,569

TRANSMISSION OF DATA TO MULTIPLE COMPUTING DEVICES ACCORDING TO A TRANSMISSION SCHEDULE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A network system for managing a network service for a given geographic region comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the network system to:
receive, from a first user device of a first user, request data corresponding to a first request for service, the request data including information corresponding to a first location;
in response to receiving the request data, identify a set of two or more candidate providers from a plurality of providers, wherein the number of candidate providers identified in the set of two or more candidate providers is based, at least in part, on acceptance metrics of the plurality of providers, and wherein each acceptance metric is indicative of a corresponding service provider's historical record in accepting invitations to fulfill requests for service;
determine a message transmission schedule specifying when to transmit each of a set of invitation messages to a set of two or more provider devices associated with the set of two or more candidate providers, each of the set of invitation messages corresponding to an invitation to fulfill the first request for service and including information corresponding to the first location; and
transmit the set of invitation messages to the set of two or more provider devices in accordance with the message transmission schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,171,568

SELECTING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND METHOD OF SELECTION

RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED, ...

1. A selecting system that, when a plurality of controllers that control a session between communication terminals are provided, selects a controller to be connected to a requesting communication terminal out of the plurality of controllers, the selecting system comprising:a state management memory that stores, for each controller of the plurality of controllers, state information indicating, for each communication terminal connected to the controller, a state of communication of the communication terminal;
a load management memory that stores, for each state of communication, load information indicating a degree of load related to control to be performed in the corresponding state of communication, wherein the load information stored by the load management memory includes first load information corresponding to a first state in which the communication terminal is in communication with another communication terminal and second load information corresponding to a second state in which the communication terminal is not in communication with any other communication terminal, and the degree of load indicated by the first load information is larger than the degree of load indicated by the second load information; and
processing circuitry configured to
accept a connection request from the requesting communication terminal that is not connected;
calculate, for each controller of the plurality of controllers, the degree of load related to the control based on the state of communication of each communication terminal connected to the controller and the load information for each state of communication stored in the load management memory; and
select a specific controller to be connected to the requesting communication terminal, based on the degree of load calculated for each of the plurality of controllers.

US Pat. No. 10,171,565

APPLICATION MONITORING FOR CLOUD-BASED ARCHITECTURES

BMC Software, Inc., Hous...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:for a first application of a plurality of applications hosted on a cloud network, receiving, at a monitoring station, a plurality of data streams that include real-time operational data of a plurality of application instances of the first application hosted on the cloud network, each application instance being hosted on a corresponding node from a plurality of nodes in the cloud network, the operational data including operational data sent and received by each of the nodes hosting the application instances in the cloud network, wherein each of the nodes hosting the application instances includes a server instance in the cloud network;
deploying a meter on the server instance;
capturing, via the meter, the data streams that include the operational data of the application instances;
processing the plurality of data streams corresponding to the plurality of application instances to generate real-time performance data for the first application hosted on the cloud network, the real-time performance data including one or more performance metrics describing the performance of the application instances hosted in the cloud network;
generating, based on the real-time performance data for the application instances, statistics for data flows between components of the first application;
generating comparative statistics on the performance of the first application relative to the performance of the plurality of applications hosted on the cloud network; and
reallocating, based on the comparative statistics, resources on the cloud network for the performance of the first application.

US Pat. No. 10,171,562

SOCIAL MEDIA DRIVEN INFORMATION INTERFACE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising:one or more processing units; and
one or more computer-readable media comprising computer-executable instructions, which, when executed by the one or more processing units, cause the computing device to:
generate, from social media data created by multiple independent and unrelated individuals and directed to multiple distinct and unrelated topics, a first set of time-delineated social media data, comprising only social media data that correspond to a first time range, by applying a time-based filter to the social media data;
subsequently generate, from the generated first set of time-delineated social media data, multiple topic clusters, each topic cluster comprising multiple, different social media entries, each social media entry in a topic cluster having a topic similarity above a topic clustering threshold associated with the topic cluster;
generate multiple event summaries for the first time range based upon at least some of the generated topic clusters, each event summary comprising a combination of only a subset of text or graphics from each of multiple different and distinct social media entries from a corresponding topic cluster;
generate an information interface comprising multiple annotated timeslots, including a first annotated timeslot that comprises at least some of the generated multiple event summaries, the first annotated timeslot being delineated by the first time range; and
transmit the information interface to a second computing device that is separate from the computing device and is communicationally coupled to the computing device through a computer network;
wherein the second computing device visually generates, on a hardware display device communicationally coupled thereto, the information interface, including the first annotated timeslot and the at least some of the generated event summaries.

US Pat. No. 10,171,552

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING EXTERNAL RESOURCES FROM THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

UberGrape GmbH, Vienna (...

1. A network-accessible device comprising:a display configured to present a messaging interface that is generated by a communication platform to a user;
an input device configured to allow the user to interact with the messaging interface; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the display and the input device, the processor configured to execute a specific set of instructions that:
allow the user to input a message into a text field of the messaging interface using the input device;
automatically detect a trigger character within the message;
identify one or more characters that immediately follow the trigger character, wherein the one or more characters specify a desired electronic document;
cause one or more electronic documents to be identified that are possible matches to the desired electronic document, wherein the one or more electronic documents are selected based on the one or more characters;
present the one or more electronic documents within the messaging interface for review by the user;
allow the user to select an electronic document of the one or more electronic documents, wherein the selected electronic documents represents the desired electronic document;
responsive to the selection of the particular electronic document,
replace the trigger character and the one or more characters with a link to the selected electronic document; and
transmit the message, including the link to the selected electronic document, to another network-accessible device in response to the user selecting a send button on the messaging interface.

US Pat. No. 10,171,551

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING EXTERNAL RESOURCES FROM THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

UberGrape GmbH, Vienna (...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying a service that is to be integrated into a communication platform, wherein the service hosts electronic resources within one or more databases;
integrating the electronic resources by tagging metadata associated with each electronic resource;
indexing the metadata to make the electronic resources readily searchable from a messaging interface that is generated by the communication platform;
analyzing a textual input entered by a user at the messaging interface;
detecting a reference to a desired electronic resource within the textual input;
identifying one or more suggested electronic resources based on the reference; and
allowing the user to select the desired electronic resource from the one or more suggested electronic resources.

US Pat. No. 10,171,540

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STREAMING VIDEO SECURITY

HIGH SEC LABS LTD, Yokne...

1. A streaming video security device comprising:an input LAN port for receiving packet-based streaming video input indicative of a video signal;
at least one streaming video decoder for receiving said streaming video input from said input LAN port and converting said streaming video input to raw video display-compatible output, said raw video display-compatible output comprising only non-packet-based image data;
at least one streaming video encoder for receiving said raw video display-compatible output and outputting safe video streaming packets;
at least one unidirectional data flow element having an input connected directly to an output of said at least one streaming video decoder and having an output connected directly to an input of said at least one streaming video encoder, said at least one unidirectional data flow element being configured to enforce transmission of said non-packet-based raw video display-compatible output only in the direction from said at least one streaming video decoder to said at least one streaming video encoder;
an output LAN port for transmitting said safe video streaming packets;
wherein said streaming video input indicative of a video signal undergoes conversion to said raw video display-compatible signal and then converted back to said streaming video output within the streaming video security device to thereby eliminate any malicious data or malicious code from the streaming video output, and
wherein said at least one unidirectional data flow element provides isolation between said at least one streaming video decoder and said at least one streaming video encoder.

US Pat. No. 10,171,539

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIME STRETCHING TO HIDE DATA PACKET PRE-BUFFERING DELAYS

1. A method comprising:while rendering, via a processor, a first data packet in a stream of data packets, generating a fill packet associated with the first data packet; and
after rendering the first data packet, and before rendering a second data packet which is next to and following the first data packet in the stream of data packets, rendering the fill packet at a different speed relative to the rendering of the first data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,171,538

ADAPTIVELY SERVING COMPANION SHARED CONTENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:a memory;
a processor, coupled to the memory, to:
provide, via an online service, media content for consumption by a user of a user device, wherein the media content is provided for playback within a media player of the user device;
provide in-stream content to the user device for automatic playback within the media player of the user device without the playback of the media content;
receive an indication of user interaction with the in-stream content that is automatically played back within the media player of the user device without the playback of the media content; and
select companion content to send to the user device based on the indication of user interaction, wherein the companion content is unrelated to the in-stream content and is selected responsive to the indication of user interaction suggesting that the user is uninterested in the in-stream content.

US Pat. No. 10,171,535

CONTROLLING MP3 PLAYER

International Business Ma...

1. A computer system, comprising a computing device, an audio player device, and one or more computer readable hardware storage devices containing program instructions which upon being executed on both the computing device and the audio player device, implement a method for communicating an audio message file from the computing device to the audio player device, said method comprising:said computing device generating or selecting the audio message file;
said computing device creating a control file comprising a first entry, wherein the first entry comprises the identity of the audio player device, a name of the audio message file to be sent to the audio player device, a time stamp denoting a time at which to send the audio message file to the audio player device, and a queue flag having a value of TRUE if an attempt is to be made to send the audio message file to the audio player device later in response to a determination that the audio player device is not currently active;
said computing device parsing the first entry in the control file;
said computing device identifying from said parsing the first entry: the audio player device, the name of the audio message file, the time stamp, and the queue flag;
said computing device ascertaining whether the audio player device is currently active;
if said ascertaining ascertains that the audio player device is currently active, then said computing device sending an intent-to-send preliminary message to the audio player device, wherein the intent-to-send preliminary message contains the name of the audio message file, a size of the audio message file, and an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computing device;
if said ascertaining ascertains that the audio player device is not currently active, then said computing device determining whether the queue flag has the value of TRUE, and in response to determining that the queue flag has the value of TRUE, said computing device adding the first entry to the control file as a next entry in the control file to process, parsing the first entry, and determining that the audio player device is currently active, and in response, said computing device sending the intent-to-send preliminary message to the audio player device;
after said sending the intent-to-send preliminary message to the audio player device, said computing device receiving, from the audio player device, an OK-to-send message, and in response, said computing device sending the audio message file from the computing device to the audio player device at the time denoted by the time stamp and said computing device deleting the first entry in the control file;
said audio player device receiving the audio message file sent from the computing device to the audio player device; and
in response to said receiving the audio message file, said audio player device halting play of a song or other audio content that was being played by the audio player device at a time of receipt of the audio message file and playing the audio message file approximately upon said halting play of the song or other audio content.

US Pat. No. 10,171,524

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTABLISHING, HOSTING AND MANAGING A SCREEN SHARING SESSION INVOLVING A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A web conferencing system comprising:one or more processors of a web conferencing server; and
one or more computer storage media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, implement a method comprising:
receiving, from a web conferencing application executing at a host computing device, a request to establish a web conferencing session, the web conferencing session including the host computing device and a participant computing device,
based on the request to establish the web conferencing session, establishing the web conferencing session,
receiving, from the web conferencing application executing at the host computing device, a request to establish a remote desktop connection with a remote computing device, wherein the remote desktop connection enables the host computing device to control the remote computing device and provides for sharing a graphical user interface that is generated by the remote computing device for presentation at a display of the remote computing device, and wherein the request to establish the web conferencing session and the request to establish the remote desktop connection are received in a single communication session between the host computing device and the web conferencing server,
receiving, from the web conferencing application executing at the host computing device, an indication of an identity of the remote computing device, wherein the indication of the identity of the remote computing device is received based on a prompt for information identifying the remote computing device,
based on the request to establish the remote desktop connection with the remote computing device and on the indication of the identity of the remote computing device, establishing the remote desktop connection with the remote computing device, and
based on the remote desktop connection, sharing the graphical user interface that is generated by the remote computing device with the host computing device and the participant computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,523

MULTI-TIER PUSH SERVICE CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR LARGE SCALE CONFERENCE OVER ICN

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A multi-tier conference service controller comprising:a network interface connecting the conference service controller to a plurality of conference service proxies and further connecting the conference service controller to a plurality of conference service clients via the conference service proxies to form a multi-tier conference service network;
a memory configured to store a conference digest log, the conference digest log comprising a plurality of conference events performed by the conference service clients, each of the conference events comprising a fingerprint (FP) update, the conference digest log comprising a plurality of entries associated with previous FP updates for the conference events performed by the conference service clients; and
a processor coupled to the network interface and the memory, wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, via the network interface, a first message from a first conference service proxy, the first message comprising a first FP update associated with a recent conference event performed by a first conference service client associated with the first conference service proxy, the first FP update comprising a type of the recent conference event, a signature profile of a conference participant associated with the first conference service client, and a non-location based address of a data object associated with the recent conference event and being related to content that is accessed during the recent conference event;
update the conference digest log according to the first FP update;
push, via the network interface, a second message to a second conference service proxy, the second message comprising a current entry for the first conference service proxy in the conference digest log, a last entry for the first conference service proxy obtained from the entries associated with the previous FP updates, and the first FP update of the first message;
perform a third update to the conference digest log by removing the first conference service client from the conference digest log; and
push, via the network interface, a third message indicating the removal of the first conference service client to the second conference service proxy.

US Pat. No. 10,171,483

UTILIZING ENDPOINT ASSET AWARENESS FOR NETWORK INTRUSION DETECTION

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a prioritizing scan, a destination identifier from a network payload;
performing, by the prioritizing scan, a hash function on the destination identifier to compute a hash value, wherein a destination endpoint is determined by using the hash value as a key to query destination mapping data and wherein the hash function is defined in stored configuration data;
determining, by a processing device executing an intrusion device, a sensitivity level of the destination endpoint that was determined based on the hash value, wherein the sensitivity level is based at least in part on a content of data stored at the destination endpoint;
identifying one or more rules that correspond to sensitive content data stored at the destination endpoint, wherein the one or more rules describe a number of signatures in a subset of the plurality of signatures and specify individual signatures from the plurality of signatures to be included in the subset of the plurality of signatures and a prioritization action;
wherein the subset of signatures specific to the sensitive content data stored at the destination endpoint comprises a number of signatures that is proportional to a sensitivity level of content data stored at the destination endpoint, and wherein first content of the specific subset of the plurality of signatures is distinct from second content of other subsets of the plurality of signatures that correspond to other sensitivity levels; and
determining, by the intrusion device, whether network data comprises an intrusion in view of the subset of signatures, wherein determining whether the network data comprises an intrusion comprises prioritizing scanning of the network data in view of one or more thresholds for various sensitivity levels of the destination endpoint, and applying the prioritization action to the network data.

US Pat. No. 10,171,478

EFFICIENT AND SECURE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FIRMWARE UPDATE

1. A vehicle, comprising:an untrusted electronic control unit (ECU) comprising a receiver, a processor, and a memory, the receiver configured for receiving from a secure server a firmware update package including one or more firmware updates, and the memory of the untrusted ECU configured to store the firmware update package;
a secure ECU operatively coupled to the untrusted ECU, the secure ECU configured for authenticating the firmware update package; and
one or more target ECUs, each operatively coupled to the untrusted ECU and to the secure ECU, each respective target ECU comprising a bootloader configured for computing a checksum for a respective firmware update of the one or more firmware updates and signing the checksum with a unique key associated with the respective target ECU.

US Pat. No. 10,171,475

CLOUD EMAIL MESSAGE SCANNING WITH LOCAL POLICY APPLICATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. At least one machine readable storage medium including instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:receiving, at a gateway device in a protected network from a cloud services device connected to the gateway device via a network connection, message metadata of an email message received at the cloud services device en route to an intended recipient associated with the protected network from a sender in an external network, wherein the message metadata is to be received without receiving the email message, is communicated as a bespoke extension to SMTP protocol, and includes at least one of connection information for the email message and protocol information for the email message, the connection information for the email message including at least one of an IP address of a sending host and a domain of the sending host and the protocol information for the email message including at least one of a sender email address, a sender domain name, a recipient email address, and a recipient domain name;
sending from the gateway device to the cloud services device a request for scan results data of the email message based on determining by the gateway device that receiving the email message is not prohibited by one or more metadata policies;
receiving the scan results data without receiving the email message;
based, at least in part, on the scan results data, sending a response to cause the email message to be forwarded from the cloud services device to the protected network;
receiving the email message in the protected network;
scanning the received email message for content prohibited by one or more local scan policies; and
blocking the email message from being forwarded to the intended recipient based, at least in part, on determining that sending the email message to the intended recipient is prohibited by at least one of the one or more local scan policies.

US Pat. No. 10,171,469

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, ACCESS METHOD, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Ricoh Company, Limited, ...

1. An information processing system comprising:a terminal device; and
an information processing apparatus including,
a processor configured to register information, the information linking a content to a target image, and
a memory configured to store a medium code and device information such that the medium code is associated with the device information, the device information identifying the terminal device wherein
the terminal device including a processor configured to,
obtain a captured image by capturing a subject, the captured image including the target image and a code image extractable from the captured image, the code image being on the target image, the code image being designable based on the target image,
acquire access destination information from the information processing apparatus based on the captured image, the access destination information indicating a source of the content,
retrieve, via the source, the content corresponding to the captured image based at least on the medium code acquired from the code image such that, if the medium code is registered to a different terminal device, the processor of the terminal device is unable to retrieve the content from the source, and
provide, via a display, the content linked to the target image included in the captured image based on the code image extracted from the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,171,456

WIRELESS AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS AUTHENTICATION METHOD FOR ONE TIME PASSWORD OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION FUNCTION

SCTECHONE CO, LTD., Seou...

1. A one-time password (OTP) authentication system comprising an OTP authentication server, the OTP authentication system comprising:a web service server configured for providing one of an OTP generator registration means and an OTP authentication means depending on whether an OTP generator is registered when a user requests a web service requiring OTP authentication through a user authentication terminal, transmitting one of an OTP generator registration request signal, which comprises user identification information and identification information for a mobile communication terminal of the user, and an OTP authentication request signal, and providing the web service depending on an OTP verification result received in response thereto;
a wireless OTP generator configured for generating and displaying an OTP when an OTP generation event occurs and wirelessly transmitting the OTP when an OTP request signal is received;
a mobile communication terminal configured for obtaining the OTP generated by the wireless OTP generator when an OTP request message is received and transmitting OTP authentication information comprising the OTP and identification information of the mobile communication terminal; and
a touch authentication server configured for obtaining the OTP authentication information and registering the wireless OTP generator and the mobile communication terminal through the mobile communication terminal when the OTP generator registration request signal is received from the web service server, obtaining the OTP authentication information through a mobile communication terminal corresponding to the user identification information when an OTP authentication request signal for registered user identification information is received, verifying an OTP of the obtained OTP authentication information through the OTP authentication server, and providing an OTP verification result to the web service server,
wherein the wireless OTP generator comprises: an OTP processing unit configured for generating, displaying, and outputting the OTP; and
a wireless processing unit configured for receiving and storing the OTP and wirelessly transmitting the stored OTP to the mobile communication terminal through an antenna when an OTP request signal is received from the mobile communication terminal through the antenna, and
wherein the wireless processing unit comprises: a wireless card processing unit configured for performing operations according to a wireless card function;
a wireless OTP processing unit configured for receiving and storing, in an activated state, an OTP output from the wireless processing unit, and wirelessly transmitting the stored OTP to the mobile communication terminal through the antenna, upon receiving the OTP request signal through the antenna; and
an OTP interlocking unit configured for activating the wireless card processing unit to perform the wireless card function by default, and receiving a wireless OTP processing unit driving request signal through communication with the OTP processing unit to activate the wireless OTP processing unit,
wherein the OTP processing unit comprises:
a first display unit, displaying the OTP;
an input unit, comprising at least one button, which comprises an OTP generation button, and outputting a button signal indicating a pressed button;
a power supply unit, supplying power to the OTP processing unit; and
an OTP control unit, receiving the power to operate the OTP processing unit, detecting the OTP generation event due to an input of the OTP button signal to generate the OTP, displaying the OTP on the first display unit, and outputting the OTP, and
wherein the web service server transmits transaction information to the touch authentication server when a transaction event is generated by an arbitrary web service, and determines whether to provide a corresponding web service according to whether the transaction information is approved,
the touch authentication server transmits, to the mobile communication terminal, the transaction information upon receiving the transaction information by the transaction event generated from the web service server, and receives information about whether to approve the transaction information from the mobile communication terminal and provides the information about whether to approve the transaction to the web service server,
the mobile communication terminal displays the transaction information to a user upon receiving the transaction information, requests driving of the wireless OTP processing unit of the wireless OTP generator upon receiving approval of the user, and transmits the transaction information,
the wireless OTP processing unit of the wireless OTP generator stores the transaction information upon receiving the transaction information, and
the OTP processing unit loads the transaction information when the transaction information is stored in the wireless OTP processing unit at a time that the OTP generation event occurs, and reflects the transaction information to generate the OTP.

US Pat. No. 10,171,436

DISTRIBUTED LEARNING AND AGING FOR MANAGEMENT OF INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) ADDRESSES

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a device, a packet associated with a malicious source,
the device including a plurality of security process units (SPUs) arranged in a ring of SPUs;
receiving back, by a first SPU in the ring of SPUs, a delete query message generated by the first SPU;
changing, by the first SPU, a first entry, associated with the packet, of the first SPU based on receiving back the delete query message; and
providing, by the first SPU and based on changing the first entry of the first SPU, a delete action message to a second SPU in the ring of SPUs,
the delete action message including an instruction to change a state of a second entry of the second SPU, and
the second entry corresponding to the first entry.

US Pat. No. 10,171,407

COGNITIVE ADJUSTMENT OF SOCIAL INTERACTIONS TO EDITED CONTENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:computing, a shift in sentiment using a natural language processing engine of a data processing system, the shift comprising a difference between an original sentiment value of an original content of a post on social media and an edited sentiment value of an edited content of the post, wherein the post has an associated reaction value;
computing, by applying a function to the shift, an action value, the action value corresponding to a type of action that can be used to manipulate the reaction value;
selecting an action corresponding to the type of action, wherein the type of action is a change type, wherein the action corresponding to the change type is at least one of a reset action and a reverse action, wherein the reset action resets the reaction value to a null value, and wherein the reverse action changes the reaction value to an opposite value; and
sending, to a social media server, an instruction to perform the action relative to the reaction value associated with the post, wherein the instruction causes the reaction value to be manipulated responsive to the shift in sentiment.

US Pat. No. 10,171,405

METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR EMAIL ADDRESS VALIDATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer system for an email address validation, the computer system comprising:one or more processors, one or more computer-readable memories, one or more computer-readable tangible storage medium, and program instructions stored on at least one of the one or more tangible storage medium for execution by at least one of the one or more processors via at least one of the one or more memories, wherein the computer system is capable of performing a method comprising:
identifying an email address of a recipient listed in an email;
determining whether the email address is erroneous, wherein determining whether the email address is erroneous comprises determining a position of the recipient has changed, determining an email address is erroneous, and determining a confidentiality mismatch;
wherein determining the position of the recipient has changed comprises:
determining a current position of the recipient;
determining a previous position of the recipient, wherein the previous position comprises one or more of: a position of the recipient at a date of a previous email transmission, and a position of the recipient at a predetermined date;
determining whether the current position is the same as the previous position;
based on determining that the current position is not the same as the previous position, determining a new email address of a new recipient based on the previous position;
determining that the email includes one or more predefined specific words, wherein the predefined specific words are associated with a new position that is not a current position of the recipient;
determining a new email address based on the new position;
wherein determining the confidentiality mismatch comprises:
determining that the email includes one or more predefined specific words, wherein the predefined specific words are associated with confidentiality;
based on determining that the email address has not been previously sent by a user, displaying a recommendation to a user;
wherein determining the email address is erroneous comprises:
determining the email address is not in a database;
determining a similar email address in the database comprising one or more of:
determining the similar email address by string matching the email address to the database;
determining the similar email address by pattern matching the email address to the database;
determining the similar email address by approximate string matching the email address to the database; and
based on determining that the email address is erroneous, displaying a recommended email address to a user, wherein the recommended email address is one or more of: the new email address of the new recipient, the similar email address, the email address of the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,171,402

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING MESSAGE ALERTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus for outputting a message alert, comprising:a memory storing an alert sound, a contact and a keyword;
an audio processor for processing audio information; and
a processor configured to:
in response to receiving a message including an attached alert sound, determine whether to output the stored alert sound or an attached alert sound as an alert for the received message, by:
comparing a sender of the message to the stored contact to determine whether the sender and the stored contact match,
in response to determining that the sender matches the stored contact, parsing the message including the attached alert sound using a speech-to-text recognition to extract text from at least the attched alert sound, and detecting whether the extracted text includes the stored keyword, and
in response to determining that the extracted text does not include the stored keyword, outputting the attached alert sound as the alert for the received message using the audio processor.

US Pat. No. 10,171,393

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A COLLABORATIVE EVENT-SHARE SERVICE

1. An apparatus for supporting media sharing via a communication network, the apparatus comprising:a hardware processor; and
a computer-readable storage medium storing a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the hardware processor, cause the hardware processor to perform operations, the operations comprising:
providing an event tag to endpoint devices of a plurality of members of an event-share group, wherein the event-share group is related to an event, where the event tag uniquely identifies the event-share group, wherein the hardware processor is operated by a service provider of an event-share service feature;
receiving a captured media, with the event tag associated with the captured media, from one of the endpoint devices of one of the plurality of members; and
providing the captured media to the endpoint devices of the plurality of members, wherein the endpoint devices of the plurality of members present the event tag in different user selected formats along with the captured media.

US Pat. No. 10,171,391

AUTOMATIC AND DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF INSTANT MESSENGER DO NOT DISTURB STATE VIA ENTERPRISE APPLICATION

International Business Ma...

1. A method for peer to peer communication, the method comprising:receiving a message from a first communication program user intended for a second communication program user;
determining whether the second communication program user is in a do not disturb state;
based on the second communication program user being in a do not disturb state, determine whether to override the do not disturb state of the second communication program user, wherein determining whether to override the do not disturb state comprises:
receiving static message information and communication program user characteristics, wherein the static message information comprises metadata describing a message and content of the message, wherein the communication program user characteristics describe user employment characteristics and user communication program preferences of a user included on a communication;
determining a critical situation exists based on the received static message information;
based on the existence of the critical situation, determining a message critsit value for the user based on the received communication program user characteristics;
based on determining that the calculated message critsit value exceeds a minimum threshold value, adding the first communication program user and the second communication program user to a critsit users list;
based on determining that the first communication program user and the second communication program user are on the same critsit users list, override the do not disturb state of the second communication program user; and
based on determining that the do not disturb state of the second communication program user should be overridden, transmit messages from the first communication program user to the second communication program user.

US Pat. No. 10,171,390

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALERTING A LIST OF MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS OF A USER'S REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE

1. A method comprising:broadcasting a request to each of a plurality of recipient devices in response to a request for assistance from a first user device;
receiving an assistance response from a particular recipient device of the plurality of recipient devices;
broadcasting a message to each recipient device of the plurality of recipient devices, other than the particular recipient device, indicating that the particular recipient device provided the assistance response;
locking out communication with each recipient device of the plurality of recipient devices, other than the particular recipient device, to prevent additional assistance responses;
transmitting an assistance confirmation query to the particular recipient device;
receiving an indication that a particular recipient associated with the particular recipient device has not completed assisting the user;
unlocking communication with each recipient device of the plurality of recipient devices other than the particular recipient device; and
receiving a second assistance response to the request sent by a second recipient device of the plurality of recipient devices,
wherein the indication that the particular recipient associated with the particular recipient device has not completed assisting the user is in response to the assistance confirmation query.