US Pat. No. 10,363,213

IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION AGAINST CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of inducing an immune response in a mammal against a Campylobacter jejuni strain comprising administering to said mammal an immunogenic composition comprising one or more isolated capsule polysaccharides or polysaccharide polymers derived from Campylobacter jejuni strain HS50; wherein said immunogenic composition does not contain Campylobacter jejuni lipooligosaccharide structures associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome; wherein said immune response is against a Campylobacter jejuni strain of an HS4 complex selected from the group consisting of Campylobacter jejuni strains HS4, HS13, HS4/13/64, and HS50; wherein the structure of HS4 is [?3)-L-?-D-ido-Hep-(1?4)-?-D-GlcNAc-(1?]n, with non-stoichiometric MeOPN at C-4 of LD-ido-Hep; wherein the structure of HS4/13/64 is [?3)-6d-?-D-ido-Hep-(1?4)-?-D-GIcNAc-(1?]n with non-stoichiometric MeOPN at C-2 and/or C-7 of 6d-ido-Hep; and wherein “n” is 1 to 100.
US Pat. No. 10,363,214

METHOD FOR TREATING ATROPHIC AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

Allergan, Inc., Irvine, ...

1. A method for treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration the method comprising the steps of:preparing a biocompatible, sustained release drug delivery system comprising between 5 ?g and 20 ?g of bevacizumab and a polymeric hyaluronic acid vehicle cross-linked or noncross-linked the bevacizumab; and
injecting the drug delivery system into the vitreous of an eye of a patient with dry AMD;
wherein the drug delivery system releases between about 14 ng to about 120 ng of bevacizumab over a 24 hour period for between about 3 months and about 6 months.
US Pat. No. 10,366,799

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTOR, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A transparent conductor, comprising:metal nanowires; and
a matrix in which the metal nanowires are embedded,
wherein:
a capping layer is formed on surfaces of the metal nanowires, the capping layer including a sulfur-containing compound, and
the capping layer has a thickness of about 0.025 or less times an average diameter of the metal nanowires.
US Pat. No. 10,363,215

POROUS MICROPARTICLES WITH HIGH LOADING EFFICIENCIES

1. A method of making a double emulsion comprising:preparing by mechanical dispersion a first portion as a high internal phase emulsion, the first portion as the high internal phase emulsion comprising at least one biodegradable polymeric material and at least one cross-linking agent in an organic phase, and further comprising a chemical to prevent Ostwald ripening in an aqueous phase; and
adding drop wise the first portion in a second portion to form a porous microparticle-like composition, the second portion being in an aqueous phase,
wherein the aqueous phase of the first portion is encapsulated in the porous microparticle-like composition,
wherein the biodegradable polymeric material comprises:
a macromer having at least one end group selected from one or more of an acrylate and a methacrylate;
one or more linkages in the macromer, the one or more linkages selected from one or more of an anhydride and an ester,
wherein the biodegradable polymeric material has an octanol-water partition coefficient of between about 2 and about 8,
wherein the biodegradable polymeric material has a viscosity of between about 0.08 cP and about 1000 cP;
wherein the porous microparticle-like composition includes a porous region containing at least one substance selected to be one or more of compatible with a biologic system, and active in a biologic system,
wherein the porous microparticle-like composition has a spherical shape and a cross sectional diameter that is of a generally uniform size, the cross-sectional diameter in a range from between about 20 micrometers and about 1000 micrometers, with a standard deviation that is not more than 50 micrometers when the cross-sectional diameter is greater than 300 micrometers, and
wherein the first portion and the second portion are solvent free.
US Pat. No. 10,363,217

NANO-LIPOSOME CARRIER COMPOSITION CONTAINING HYBRID OF CAS9 PROTEIN AND GUIDE RNA

Moogene Medi Co., Ltd., ...

19. A method for producing a nano-liposome carrier composition, the method comprising:mixing a Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein 9 (Cas9) protein and a guide RNA that specifically binds to a target DNA of a human dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) gene to produce a hybrid CRISPR complex;
mixing a lecithin, a metal chelating lipid, and a cholesterol in chloroform to produce a lipid film composition;
mixing the hybrid CRISPR complex with the lipid film composition to produce a lipid/CRISPR mixture and applying ultrasonic waves to the lipid/CRISPR mixture;
freezing and thawing the lipid/CRISPR mixture;
re-applying ultrasonic waves to the lipid/CRISPR mixture for a time sufficient to form nano-liposomes encapsulating the hybrid CRISPR complex; and
centrifuging the lipid/CRISPR mixture for a time sufficient to precipitate nano-liposomes encapsulating the hybrid CRISPR complex; and
collecting precipitated nano-liposomes encapsulating the hybrid CRISPR complex.
US Pat. No. 10,364,242

MODULATION OF N-ACYLETHANOLAMINE-HYDROLYSING ACID AMIDASE (NAAA) FOR DISEASE TREATMENT

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALI...

1. The compound (endo)-3-(4-butylphenoxy)-8-[(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulphonyl]-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octane, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, its hydrates, solvates and racemic mixtures.
US Pat. No. 10,365,268

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING MODULATORS OF MEMBRANE POTENTIALS IN BIPOLAR DISORDER AND ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

PsychNostics, LLC, Ellic...

1. A method of identifying an agent for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comprising:combining a first population of human ADHD patient cells comprising cells that express human calcium-activated potassium-channels hSK4, with a test agent suspected of altering human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity;
obtaining a test ratio of a mean membrane potential of the first population of human ADHD patient cells incubated in vitro in the presence of the test agent suspected of altering human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity and in the absence of K+, to a mean membrane potential of a second population of the human patient cells incubated in vitro in the absence of the test agent suspected of altering human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity and presence of K+;
comparing the test ratio to (a) and/or (b):
(a) a control ratio of a mean membrane potential from control human cells known to not have ADHD comprising cells that express human calcium-activated potassium-channels hSK4, incubated in vitro in the presence of a known agent that alters human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity and in the absence of K+, to a mean membrane potential of the control human cells incubated in vitro in the absence of the known agent that alters human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity and in the presence of K+,
(b) an ADHD control ratio of a mean membrane potential from ADHD control human cells known to have ADHD comprising cells that express human calcium-activated potassium-channels hSK4, incubated in vitro in the presence of the known agent that alters human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity and in the absence of K+, to a mean membrane potential of the ADHD control human cells incubated in vitro in the absence of the known agent that alters human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity and in the presence of K+;
wherein when:
(1) the test ratio is not significantly different from the control ratio of (a),
(2) the test ratio is decreased towards the control ratio of (a) in comparison to the ADHD control ratio of (b), or
(3) the test ratio is decreased in comparison to the ADHD control ratio of (b), the test agent suspected of altering human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity is identified as the agent for treatment of ADHD and wherein the known agent that alters human calcium-activated potassium channels hSK4 activity is selected from a group consisting of ethanol, amphetamine, ephedrine, cocaine, caffeine, nicotine, methylphenidate, lithium, ?-9-tetrahydrocannibinol, phencyclidine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), mescaline, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,363,221

MANUFACTURING SOLID PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS WITH VISIBLE MICRO- AND NANOSTRUCTURED SURFACES AND MICRO- AND NANOSTRUCTURED PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM

I-Property Holding Corp.,...

1. A method of forming a pharmaceutical dosage form comprising:impressing, on at least one of a surface and an interface of the dosage form, an area with at least one micro- and/or nanostructure;
the dosage form comprising a quantity and distribution of ingredients so as to enhance an optical contrast effect caused by the impressed micro and/or nanostructure, so that the micro- and/or nanostructure is observable by the human eye,
wherein the impressing is defined by only direct compression of a mixture of selected ingredients with a punching tool to create the solid pharmaceutical dosage form, with the direct compression performed at room temperature without heating and without modifying the physical nature of the material in the mixture, the punching tool having a micro and/or nano-structured surface formed in a tool surface geometry, and wherein particles of the mixture of selected ingredients are sized such that at least some of the particles are reconfigured or deformed by the compressing, these particles thereby taking the shape of the micro and/or nano-structured surface of the punching tool.
US Pat. No. 10,363,733

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, PLANOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE PRECURSOR, METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLANOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE, AND POLYMER COMPOUND

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A positive type lithographic printing plate precursor comprising:a recording layer which contains a photosensitive resin composition on a support having a hydrophilic surface,
wherein the photosensitive resin composition comprises:
a polymer compound which has an amine bond or a quaternary ammonium salt bond in the main chain, and at least one bond selected from the group consisting of a urea bond, a urethane bond, and a carbonate bond in the main chain and has a sulfonamide group or a phenolic hydroxyl group in the main chain and/or the side chain; and
an infrared absorbing material.
US Pat. No. 10,365,269

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DETECTING RIBOSOME INHIBITION

1. A method of measuring ribosome inhibition, the method comprising:providing a genetically-modified cell comprising:
an aminoglycoside-sensitive orthogonal 16S rRNA (O-16S) coding region bearing a mutated anti-Shine-Dalgarno (O-ASD) sequence;
a repressor/operator pair that comprises:
a coding region that encodes a transcriptional regulator and having an orthogonal SD (O-SD) sequence complementary to the 16S rRNA O-ASD sequence; and
an operator sequence repressable by the transcriptional regulator; and
a polynucleotide encoding a detectable reporter operably linked to the operator sequence repressable by the transcriptional regulator;
contacting the cell with a test compound; and
detecting a signal produced by the reporter, wherein intensity of the signal indicates a dose dependent degree of ribosome inhibition.
US Pat. No. 10,365,271

LIGHT HARVESTING MULTICHROMOPHORE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

The Regents of the Univer...

1. An aqueous composition comprising an aggregate of light harvesting multichromophore conjugated polymers in an aqueous solution that are configured upon excitation to transfer energy to, and amplify the emission from, an acceptor signaling chromophore in energy-receiving proximity therewith in the aqueous solution, wherein the light harvesting multichromophore conjugated polymers comprise water soluble groups and are linked to a sensor biomolecule that specifically binds a target.
US Pat. No. 10,363,224

EXTENDED-RELEASE TOPIRAMATE CAPSULES

UPSHER-SMITH LABORATORIES...

1. A method of dosing a subject for the treatment of convulsions, the method comprising:administering an extended-release topiramate capsule once daily to the subject, wherein the extended-release topiramate capsule comprises:
a capsule shell comprising a single population of coated particles;
wherein each coated particle comprises a core and a coating thereon;
wherein each particle core comprises a homogeneous mixture comprising topiramate throughout its core; and
wherein the coating comprises one or more release controlling agent(s);
wherein the extended-release topiramate capsule, when given as a single-dose to a healthy human subject, achieves an AUC0-inf of 170 to 210 h??g/mL within a 95% confidence interval, and a Cmax of 2 to 4 ?g/mL within a 95% confidence interval.
US Pat. No. 10,365,272

HIGHLY SENSITIVE IMMUNOASSAY FOR RAPID QUANTIFICATION OF MENINGOCOCCAL CAPSULAR POLYSACCHARIDE ANTIGENS

SERUM INSTITUTE OF INDIA ...

1. A method for quantification of conjugated N. meningitidis serogroup X capsular polysaccharide in a sample using an immunological assay, the method comprising:providing a solid support coated with a capture polyclonal antibody;
providing a sample including N. meningitidis serogroup X capsular polysaccharide-TT conjugate and unconjugated N. meningtitidis serogroup X capsular polysaccharide, wherein the sample is lyophilized and resuspended in phosphate buffer saline having pH 7.2±0.2 comprising KCl at a concentration from 75 mM to 140 mM followed by further dilution or the sample is liquid and directly diluted with phosphate buffer saline having pH 7.2±0.2 comprising KCl at a concentration from 75 mM to 140 mM;
applying the sample to the solid support coated with capture polyclonal antibody;
removing unbound sample;
providing a detection monoclonal antibody;
applying the detection monoclonal antibody to the solid support;
removing unbound detection monoclonal antibody;
applying labeled secondary antibody with a label; and
detecting the label;
wherein the assay does not show any interference due to presence of sucrose and glucose excipients.
US Pat. No. 10,363,225

NON-BLEEDING BIOACTIVE NATURAL PIGMENTS WHICH PREVENT COLOR AND DUST EXPLOSIONS, METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF

1. A Non-bleeding curcumin (NBC) consisting of curcumin and a coating of polymer, whereinthe polymer is selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol and mixtures thereof;
the NBC contains concentration of curcuminoids not less than 90% (w/w) and up to 95% (w/w) measured by HPLC, which is substantially equivalent to standard curcumin with 95% purity;
the NBC having the particle size distribution in the range of 180 to 2000 microns;
the NBC retains radical scavenging property, biological activity, flavor, and color of said standard curcumin;
and the polymer prevents color leakage, bleeding, staining or dusting during industrial processing of said curcumin.
US Pat. No. 10,364,251

POLYESTERS FROM ASSYMETRICAL MONOMERS BASED UPON BISANHYDROHEXITOLS

New Jersey Institute of T...

1. An AB monomer comprising bisanhydrohexitol derivatives capable of self-polymerization directly to form a sterioregular or regioregular condensation polymer, wherein the AB monomer has the structure:A—X—C—Y—B
wherein:
a. A is a carboxylic acid, an ester, or an acid chloride,
b. Y is a bisanhydrohexitol unit derived from isosorbide, isoidide or isomannide;
c. X is selected from the group consisting of:
i. aromatic rings, including 1,4-phenylene, 1,3-phenylene, 2,6-naphthalene, 2,7-naphthalene or substituted derivatives thereof;
ii. substituted or unsubstituted heterocycles, and
iii. saturated or unsaturated aliphatic chains;
d. B is —OH; and
e. C is an ester carbonyl link with the carbon attached to X and the oxygen attached to Y, and wherein the AB monomer is at least about 98% pure endo-substituted bisanhydrohexitol derivative or an at least about 98% pure exo-substituted bisanhydrohexitol derivative.
US Pat. No. 10,363,229

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

1. A method for treating a metastatic cancer in a subject having the metastatic cancer comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of methyl sulfone, thereby treating the cancer, wherein the therapeutically effective amount comprises a solution of methyl sulfone in the range of 0.2 to 0.6 mg methyl sulfone/ml solvent, or 1.0 to 5.0 mg methyl sulfone/ml solvent, and wherein administration of the methyl sulfone to the subject induces cells of the cancer to revert to a normal cellular phenotype from a cancer cell phenotype.
US Pat. No. 10,365,277

METHOD FOR MEASURING HEMAGGLUTININ FROM INFLUENZA VIRUS

DENKA SEIKEN CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for measuring haemagglutinin of an influenza virus by a sandwich immunoassay method, said method comprising:extracting haemagglutinin from a sample containing the influenza virus by adding a cationic or anionic surfactant;
combining the extracted haemagglutinin with at least one lectin immobilized on a solid support and with a labeled anti-haemagglutinin antibody that undergoes antigen-antibody reaction with the haemagglutinin; and
measuring the haemagglutinin by sandwich immunoassay, wherein detection of the presence of haemagglutinin indicates the presence of influenza virus,
wherein the at least one lectin binds the haemagglutinin, but does not bind the anti-haemagglutinin antibody, and wherein the at least one lectin is Datura stramonium lectin, and
wherein the cationic and anionic surfactant is at least one selected from the group consisting of sodium dodecyl sulfate, lithium dodecyl sulfate, hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, hecadecyltrimethylammonium chloride and hexadecylpyridinium chloride.
US Pat. No. 10,365,279

ASSAY SYSTEM FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF ONCOGENICITY, TUMOR PROGRESSION, AND TREATMENT EFFICACY

Berg LLC, Framingham, MA...

1. A method for diagnosing and treating cancer in a subject, comprising:(i) detecting in a tissue sample obtained from a suspected lesion of abnormal growth from the subject a decrease in total cellular protein level of Cytochrome C and proteins implicated in apoptosis comprising Bax, p53, Bid, and Caspase-3, based on comparison with a baseline value of the proteins;
(ii) detecting in the tissue sample an increase in total cellular protein level of two or more proteins implicated in angiogenesis, wherein the proteins are selected from the group consisting of VEGF, HIF-1?, and bFGF, based on comparison with a baseline value of the proteins;
(iii) determining that the tissue sample is cancerous, exhibits angiogenesis indicative of an aggressive cancer, and exhibits significant apoptotic resistance to chemotherapy treatment; and
(iv) administering a non-chemotherapy or anti-angiogenic cancer treatment to the subject based on the determination in step (iii).
US Pat. No. 10,364,512

MULTIFILAMENT AND BRAID

TOYOBO CO., LTD., Osaka-...

10. A braid comprising a multifilament comprising 5 or more monofilaments, whereinthe braid shows 1000 times or more in number of reciprocating abrasions at break in an abrasion resistance test measured at a load of 5 cN/dtex in accordance with JIS L-1095, and
the multifilament contains polyethylene having an intrinsic viscosity [?] of 5.0 dL/g or more and 40.0 dL/g or less and substantially including ethylene as a repeating unit.
US Pat. No. 10,364,514

FLUOROPOLYMER FIBRE

SOLVAY SA, Brussels (BE)...

1. A process for manufacturing one or more fluoropolymer fibres, said process comprising:contacting a liquid composition (C1) comprising:
at least one fluoropolymer comprising at least one hydroxyl end group [polymer (FOH)], and
a liquid medium comprising at least one organic solvent (S);with at least one metal compound (M) of formula (I):X4?mAYm  (I)
wherein X is a hydrocarbon group, optionally comprising one or more functional groups, m is an integer from 1 to 4, A is a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti and Zr, and Y is a hydrolysable group selected from the group consisting of an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group and a hydroxyl group, thereby providing a liquid composition (C2);
submitting composition (C2) to at least partial hydrolysis and/or polycondensation, thereby providing a liquid composition (C3) comprising at least one fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite;
processing composition (C3) by electrospinning, thereby providing one or more fluoropolymer fibres;
drying the fluoropolymer fibre(s), thereby providing one or more dried fluoropolymer fibres; and
optionally, submitting to compression the dried fluoropolymer fibre(s) at a temperature comprised between 50° C. and 300° C., thereby providing compressed fluoropolymer fibres.
US Pat. No. 10,363,235

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING 15-HEPE AND METHODS OF TREATING OR PREVENTING FIBROSIS USING SAME

Afimmune Limited, (IE)

1. A method of reducing or preventing fibrosis in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising;identifying the subject as having or as having an increased risk for developing fibrosis associated with an organ or tissue selected from the group consisting of: liver, heart, mediastinum, bone marrow, retroperitoneaum, skin, intestine, joint, and a reproductive organ, or a combination thereof; and, based on the identification,
administering to the subject a composition comprising 15-HEPE wherein the 15-HEPE represents at least 80% by weight of all fatty acids in the pharmaceutical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,364,515

HIGH MODULUS NYLON 6.6 CORDS

KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANO...

1. A two or three-ply dipped and heat-set polyamide 6.6 cord comprising: a plurality of polyamide 6.6 raw yarns;wherein the plurality of polyamide 6.6 raw yarns have a tensile stress value greater than 1.30 cN/dtex;
wherein a stress value at 4% elongation of the polyamide 6.6 cord is higher than 1.2 cN/dtex and less than 2.0 cN/dtex,
wherein a heat shrinkage of the polyamide 6.6 cord is higher than 4.0% and less than 7.0% determined at 177° C. under 0.045 g/dtex pretension with 2 minutes exposure time;
wherein the tensile stress value is determined with a tensile tester according to ASTM D885-16.
US Pat. No. 10,365,283

ACTIVATED HER3 AS A MARKER FOR PREDICTING THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY

Daiichi Sankyo Europe Gmb...

1. A method for treating patients responsive to a target specific therapy comprising an inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, comprising(a) obtaining at least one sample from a subject having a tumor disease, prior to treatment with an inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, wherein the sample is a normal hair follicle biopsy,
(b) obtaining at least one sample from said subject having said tumor disease after treatment with the inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, wherein the sample is a normal hair follicle biopsy,
(c) examining the phosphorylation level of a HER3 receptor in said samples,
(d) determining that the phosphorylation level of the HER3 receptor is reduced after treatment with the inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody as compared to the phosphorylation level of the HER3 receptor before treatment with the inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody, and
(e) administering to the subject with said tumor disease, who has been determined in step (d) to have a reduced phosphorylation level of the HER3 receptor, a therapeutically effective amount of said inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody,
wherein the tumor disease is selected from the group consisting of NSCLC, breast, colon, gastric, pancreas and prostate cancer, and
wherein said inhibitory anti-HER3 antibody is selected from the group consisting of antibody U3-1287, 105.5, SGP-1, H3 90.6, 1B4C3, and 2D1 D12.
US Pat. No. 10,366,568

LOTTERY GAME PROVIDING A CHANCE TO WIN A JACKPOT AT A REDUCED COST TO THE PLAYER, WITH AN INCREASED REVENUE TO THE OPERATOR AND TICKET RETAILER

1. A method of playing a game of chance comprising:providing a Player an entry recorded on a printed ticket to said game of chance from a Ticket Retailer, said game of chance comprising a prize structure, said prize structure comprising a jackpot and a plurality of lesser prizes, wherein said entry provides a chance to win said jackpot and a reduced subset or no subset of said plurality of lesser prizes,
wherein said entry is printed on said ticket by a computer system configured to generate the entry based on random generation of the entry or user input and to print the entry on the printed ticket,
and wherein the entry is purchased at a reduced cost as compared to an entry with a chance to win all available prizes in the game of chance.
US Pat. No. 10,363,244

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING METFORMIN AND A GLUCOKINASE ACTIVATOR

vTv Therapeutics LLC, Hi...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) {2-[3-cyclohexyl-3-(trans-4-propoxy-cyclohexyl)-ureido]-thiazol-5-ylsulfanyl}-acetic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
(b) less than 1000 mg of metformin, and
(c) at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, excipient, diluent, or a mixture thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,363,245

METHODS FOR TREATING CNS LESIONS

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method of treating a brain lesion in a subject diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) comprising orally administering a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor to the subject in an effective amount to increase cerebral perfusion.
US Pat. No. 10,363,246

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF EPILEPTIC DISORDERS

Ovid Therapeutics Inc., ...

1. A method of treating essential tremor comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising gaboxadol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,364,271

IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST SEVERAL TUMORS OF THE BLOOD, IN PARTICULAR CHRONIC LYMPHOID LEUKEMIA (CLL)

Immatics Biotechnologies ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has cancer, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cells, which present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO: 63, wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), adrenal gland adrenal cortical adenoma, bone giant cell tumor of bone, bone non-ossifying fibroma, breast carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endometrium adenocarcinoma endometrioid, kidney angiomyolipoma, kidney carcinoma, kidney oncocytoma, liver focal nodular hyperplasia, liver hepatocellular carcinoma, lymph node Hodgkin's disease, lymph node papillary carcinoma of thyroid, medullary carcinoma of thyroid origin, metastatic adenocarcinoma of stomach, neurofibroma, ovary thecoma fibroma, pancreas adenocarcinoma, pancreas microcystic adenoma, parathyroid gland adenoma, rectum adenocarcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, spleen chronic myeloid leukemia, stomach gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), thyroid gland nodular hyperplasia, thyroid gland papillary carcinoma, and uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma.
US Pat. No. 10,364,274

EXPRESSION OF CHIMERIC KSAC PROTEIN AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SOLUBLE PROTEINS BY HIGH PRESSURE

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIM...

1. A composition comprising (i) a refolded and solubilized fusion protein and (ii) dithiothreitol (DTT), wherein the fusion protein consists of leishmania antigens Kinetoplastid Membrane Protein 11 (KMP11), Sterol MethylTransferase (SMT), A2 and Cysteine Proteinase (CP), and wherein the fusion protein comprises the sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,364,275

METHODS FOR TREATING INFLAMMATORY RESPONSES OR DISEASES CAUSED BY INFLAMMATION USING APOA-I BINDING PROTEIN (APOA1BP)

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for treating, reversing, preventing or down-regulating an inflammatory response associated with hyperlipidemia, comprising administering to an individual an effective amount of: an ApoA-I Binding Protein (APOA1BP, AIBP, or AI-BP) polypeptide or a pharmaceutical composition comprising an ApoA-I Binding Protein (APOA1BP, AIBP, or AI-BP) polypeptide,wherein the ApoA-I Binding Protein (APOA1BP, AIBP, or AI-BP) polypeptide comprises a sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:43, SEQ ID NO:44 or SEQ ID NO:45.
US Pat. No. 10,364,276

PEPTIDE FOR INDUCING REGENERATION OF TISSUE AND USE THEREOF

STEMRIM INC., Osaka (JP)...

1. A method of stimulating migration of a cell, mobilizing a cell from bone marrow to peripheral blood, and/or regenerating a tissue, in the body of a subject, wherein said method comprises administering to the subject an effective amount of a substance of any one of (a) to (c) below;(a) a peptide consisting of a portion of an HMGB1 protein of SEQ ID NO:1 and having cell migration-stimulating activity;
(b) a cell secreting said peptide of (a); and
(c) a vector into which a DNA encoding said peptide of (a) is inserted, wherein said peptide has an activity of stimulating migration of a cell and said peptide consists of all or part of the amino acid sequence of positions 1 to 195 of SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,362,741

TOMATO FRUIT HAVING INCREASED FIRMNESS

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A Solanum lycopersicum tomato fruit with significantly increased fruit firmness at the harvesting stage comprising at least one genetic element in the cultivated Solanum lycopersicum tomato plant producing said tomato fruit, wherein said firmness is measured on the inner pericarp and is from between 1.2 to 2.0 times greater than that of fruit from a control Solanum lycopersicum tomato plant which does not have the said at least one genetic element, wherein said genetic element is identical to a genetic element of Solanum lycopersicum QTL-NIL 301 deposited with NCIMB under accession number 41662, and wherein the said genetic element of QTL-NIL 301 is linked to at least one DNA marker in the cultivated Solanum lycopersicum tomato plant, said at least one DNA marker selected from:a) NT3853, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 1 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 2;
b) NT3907, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 3 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 4;
c) TG14, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 5 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 6;
d) HOX7A, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 7 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 8;
e) CT277, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 9 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 10;
f) Lm0127, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 11 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 12;
g) Lm1650, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 13 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 14;
h) LE5100, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 15 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 16;
i) LE5200, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 17 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO:18;
j) HB2600, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 19 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 20; and
k) TG353, which can be detected by a forward primer of SEQ ID NO: 21 and a reverse primer of SEQ ID NO: 22.
US Pat. No. 10,363,253

COMBINATION PRODUCTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RSV

Janssen Sciences Ireland ...

1. A combination comprising 3-({5-chloro-1-[3-(methylsulfonyl)propyl]-1H-indol-2-yl-(methyl)-1-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-1.3-dihydro-2H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-one, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, as Compound A, and one or more Compound B selected from ribavirin, GS-5806, MDT-637, A-60444, AZ-27, CR9501, palivizumab, N-(2-fluoro-6-methylphenyl)-6-(4-(5-methyl-2-(7-oxa-2-azaspiro[3.5]nonan-2-yl)nicotinamido)-benzoyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-benzo[b]thieno[2,3-d]azepine-2-carboxamide, and 4-amino-8-[3-[[2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)ethyl]amino]propyl]-6,6-dimethyl-2-(4-methyl-3-nitrophenyl)-3H-imidazo[4,5h]isoquinoline-7,9(6H, 8H)-dione.
US Pat. No. 10,362,743

LETTUCE VARIETY 41-673 RZ

RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN Z...

1. A seed of lettuce variety 41-673 RZ, a sample of seed of said variety having been deposited under NCIMB accession No. 42613.
US Pat. No. 10,364,280

POLYPEPTIDE

AFFIBODY AB, Solna (SE)

wherein, independently from each other,X4 is selected from I, M, V and W;
X6 is selected from T and V;
X10 is selected from M and V;
X11 is selected from D and Q;
X16 is selected from N and T;
X17 is selected from A and S;
X18 is selected from G, R and W;
X20 is selected from K and R;
X25 is selected from D, N and W; and
X26 is selected from K and S;andii) an amino acid sequence which has at least 96% identity to the sequence defined in i).
US Pat. No. 10,362,745

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071782

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071782, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125540.
US Pat. No. 10,364,281

IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST MELANOMA AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method for treating a patient who has cancer comprising administering to the patient a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cancer cells that present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of VLKADVVLL (SEQ ID NO: 42),wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of melanoma, acute myelogenous leukemia, breast cancer, bile duct cancer, brain cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, colorectal carcinoma, esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, gastric cancer, hepatocellular cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, non-small cell lung cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, renal cell cancer, small cell lung cancer, urinary bladder cancer, and uterine cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,363,258

TREATMENT OF MIGRAINES

Manistee Partners LLC, C...

1. A method of treating migraine in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising oral or mucosal membrane administration of a composition comprising latanoprost, isopropyl unoprostone, bimatoprost, travoprost, or tafluprost, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to the subject, in an amount effective to treat migraine; provided that the mucosal membrane is not an eye.
US Pat. No. 10,364,282

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST ESOPHAGEAL CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of treating a patient who has a cancer overexpressing KRT5 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, comprising administering to said patient a composition comprising a population of activated T cells that kill the cancer cells,wherein the activated T cells are cytotoxic T cells produced by contacting T cells with an antigen presenting cell that presents a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 in a complex with an MHC class I molecule on the surface of the antigen presenting cell in vitro, for a period of time sufficient to activate said T cell,
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, urinary bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, and gastric cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,362,747

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071585

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071585, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No.PTA-125547.
US Pat. No. 10,364,283

COLLAGEN HYDROLYSATE AND USE THEREOF

GELITA AG, Eberbach (DE)...

1. A collagen hydrolysate which is produced by enzymatic hydrolysis of type-B bone gelatin, wherein the collagen hydrolysate is formed from hydrolyzed collagen peptides of which at least 50% by weight have a molecular weight of 1,500 Da to 13,500 Da, and which have a weight average molecular weight in the range from 4,000 Da to 8,000 Da, wherein the bone gelatin is produced by alkaline breakdown of collagen from bones of vertebrates.
US Pat. No. 10,362,749

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071780

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071780, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125541.
US Pat. No. 10,364,285

ANTIBODIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF SYNUCLEINOPATHY

1. A monoclonal antibody which specifically binds to human alpha-synuclein and comprises:(a) a Heavy Chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1;
(b) a Heavy Chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:34;
(c) a Heavy Chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3;
(d) a Light Chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4;
(e) a Light Chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:5; and
(f) a Light Chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6.
US Pat. No. 10,362,751

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071571

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071571, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125544.
US Pat. No. 10,363,263

ANTI-AGING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

Prescient Pharma, LLC, C...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of at least one lithium compound selected from lithium chloride, lithium bromide, lithium carbonate, lithium nitrate, lithium sulfate, lithium acetate, lithium lactate, lithium citrate, lithium aspartate, lithium gluconate, lithium malate, lithium ascorbate, lithium orotate, lithium succinate, and combinations thereof; an effective amount of at least one glycyrrhizic triterpenoid compound selected from glycyrrhizin, enoxolone, carbenoxolone, cicloxolone, and combinations thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; andan effective amount of at least one retinoic acid compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein the composition is formulated for oral administration.
US Pat. No. 10,365,568

CONTROL METHOD OF MOVABLE BODY, EXPOSURE METHOD, DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, MOVABLE BODY APPARATUS, AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A beam irradiation apparatus, comprising:an irradiation system from which a processing beam is irradiated to an object to process the object with the processing beam;
a movable body that is movable relative to the irradiation system within a two-dimensional plane including a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction;
a mark detection system arranged separate from the irradiation system, from which a measurement beam is irradiated to the object placed on the movable body to detect marks of the object, the mark detection system having an optical member and an irradiation position of the measurement beam being changed in the first direction using the optical member; and
a controller,
wherein:
the controller controls movement of the movable body,
the mark detection system detects a first mark of the marks while moving the movable body in the first direction and changing the irradiation position of the measurement beam in the first direction,
the mark detection system detects a second mark of the marks while moving the movable body in the first direction and changing the irradiation position of the measurement beam in the first direction,
the controller controls a position of the movable body in the second direction during a time period between the detection of the first mark and the detection of the second mark, and
the controller controls the movement of the movable body to adjust a positional relation between the object on the movable body and the processing beam, based on results of the detection of the first mark and the detection of the second mark.
US Pat. No. 10,362,752

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071581

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071581, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125543.
US Pat. No. 10,364,288

ANTI-GPIIB/IIIA ANTIBODIES OR USES THEREOF

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. An antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that binds to glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GPIIb/IIIa), wherein the antibody or the antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises a heavy chain variable region (VH) comprising VH complementarity determining region (CDR)1, VH CDR2, and VH CDR3, wherein:the VH CDR1 comprises the amino acid sequence AYAMS (SEQ ID NO:31);
the VH CDR2 comprises the amino acid sequence SISSGGTTYYPDSVKR (SEQ ID NO:32); and
the VH CDR3 comprises the amino acid sequence GGDYGYALDY (SEQ ID NO:33); and
wherein the antibody or the antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises a light chain variable region (VL) comprising VL CDR1, VL CDR2, and VL CDR3, wherein:
the VL CDR1 comprises the amino acid sequence RASSSVNYMY (SEQ ID NO:34);
the VL CDR2 comprises the amino acid sequence YTSNLAP (SEQ ID NO:35); and
the VL CDR3 comprises the amino acid sequence QQFSSSPWT (SEQ ID NO:36).
US Pat. No. 10,362,753

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH811229

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH811229, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV342520 with a second plant of variety CV655219, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV342520 and CV655219 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-121222 and PTA-125222, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,364,289

ANTIBODY BINDING TO NEUROPILIN 1 AND USE THEREOF

SAMSUNG LIFE PUBLIC WELFA...

1. An antibody or an antigen-binding fragment thereof that binds to NRP1, comprising:a heavy chain variable region comprising CDRH1, CDRH2, and CDRH3, respectively, comprising sequences of SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 3 and a light chain variable region comprising CDRL1, CDRL2, and CDRL3, respectively, comprising sequences of SEQ ID NO: 4, ANN, and SEQ ID NO: 6;
a heavy chain variable region comprising CDRH1, CDRH2, and CDRH3, respectively, comprising sequences of SEQ ID NOS: 7 to 9 and a light chain variable region comprising CDRL1, CDRL2, and CDRL3, respectively, comprising sequences of SEQ ID NO: 10, SDN, and SEQ ID NO: 12; or
a heavy chain variable region comprising CDRH1, CDRH2, and CDRH3, respectively, comprising sequences of SEQ ID NOS: 7, 8, and 13 and a light chain variable region comprising CDRL1, CDRL2, and CDRL3, respectively, comprising sequences of SEQ ID NO: 10, SDS, and SEQ ID NO: 15.
US Pat. No. 10,362,754

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH267399

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH267399, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV602186 with a second plant of variety CV132428, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV602186 and CV132428 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-125251 and PTA-121108, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,364,292

MONOVALENT BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER SHUTTLE MODULES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A blood brain barrier shuttle module comprising a brain effector entity, optionally a linker and exactly one (monovalent) binding entity which binds to transferrin receptor (TfR), wherein the linker if present couples the effector entity to the monovalent binding entity, wherein the monovalent binding entity comprises an anti-TfR antibody or fragment thereof comprising (a) a HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 109; (b) a HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 110; (c) a HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 112; (d) a HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 113; (e) a HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 114; and (f) a HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 115.
US Pat. No. 10,362,758

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 64272401

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 64272401, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125270.
US Pat. No. 10,363,271

COMPOSITIONS FOR BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING AND USING THE SAME

SMART Surgical, Inc., Bo...

1. A method of making a composition for influencing biological growth configured for implantation within a subject, the method comprising:(A) obtaining a sample comprising human umbilical cord blood and having a first volume VUC, wherein the human umbilical cord blood includes red blood cells, cells other than red blood cells, and non-cellular material;
(B) combining the sample comprising human umbilical cord blood with a quantity of an aggregation agent or sedimentation agent having a volume VPC, wherein the ratio VUC/VPC is between about 0.60 and about 1.75 such that a supernatant is formed;
(C) layering within a container at least a portion of the supernatant over a layer of an isolation reagent, the at least a portion of the supernatant having a volume VS and the layer of the isolation reagent having a volume VR, wherein the volume of the layer of the isolation reagent VR is at least 67% the volume VS of the at least a portion of the supernatant;
(D) placing at least about 350 times the acceleration due to gravity on the contents of the container with a force vector directed toward a closed end of the container to safely cause at least a new layer substantially comprising mononuclear cells to form;
(E) combining at least some of the layer substantially comprising mononuclear cells with lactated Ringer's solution or an equivalent balanced or buffered solution to create a mononuclear cell solution;
(F) determining the total number of live cells NL in at least a portion of the mononuclear cell solution, the at least a portion of the mononuclear solution having a volume VM; and
(G) adding a volume VDD of Low Molecular Weight Dextran in Dextrose solution to the at least a portion of the mononuclear cell solution, the volume VDD based at least in part on the total number NL of live cells and the anticipated future viability of the live cells.
US Pat. No. 10,364,295

RECOMBINANT MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND CORRESPONDING ANTIGENS FOR COLON AND PANCREATIC CANCERS

PRECISION BIOLOGICS, INC....

1. An isolated nucleic acid encoding at least one of the light or heavy chain of an a monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that binds to the human colorectal and pancreatic carcinoma-associated antigen (CPAA) expressed by LS174T colorectal cancer cells and bound by the NPC-1 antibody consisting of the light chain variable region of SEQ ID NO: 1 and the heavy chain variable region of SEQ ID NO: 4, wherein said monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises the light chain CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:7, light chain CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:8, and light chain CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:9, and wherein said monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding region thereof comprises the heavy chain CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:10, heavy chain CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:11, and heavy chain CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12.
US Pat. No. 10,363,273

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCTION OF TUMOR INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES AND USES OF SAME IN IMMUNOTHERAPY

IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A method for treating a subject with head and neck cancer, the method comprising administering expanded tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) comprising:(a) obtaining a first population of TILs from a tumor resected from a subject by processing a tumor sample obtained from the subject into multiple tumor fragments;
(b) adding the tumor fragments into a closed system;
(c) performing a first expansion by culturing the first population of TILs in a cell culture medium comprising IL-2 to produce a second population of TILs, wherein the first expansion is performed in a closed container providing a first gas-permeable surface area, wherein the first expansion is performed for about 3-11 days to obtain the second population of TILs, wherein the second population of TILs is at least 50-fold greater in number than the first population of TILs, and wherein the transition from step (b) to step (c) occurs without opening the system;
(d) performing a second expansion by supplementing the cell culture medium of the second population of TILs with additional IL-2, OKT-3, and antigen presenting cells (APCs), to produce a third population of TILs, wherein the second expansion is performed for about 7-11 days to obtain the third population of TILs, wherein the second expansion is performed in a closed container providing a second gas-permeable surface area, and wherein the transition from step (c) to step (d) occurs without opening the system;
(e) harvesting the third population of TILs obtained from step (d), wherein the transition from step (d) to step (e) occurs without opening the system;
(f) transferring the harvested third TIL population from step (e) to an infusion bag, wherein the transfer from step (e) to (f) occurs without opening the system;
(g) cryopreserving the infusion bag comprising the harvested TIL population from step (f) using a cryopreservation process; and
(h) administering a therapeutically effective dosage of the third population of TILs from the infusion bag in step (g) to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,364,300

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYDIENES AND POLYDIENE COPOLYMERS WITH REDUCED COLD FLOW

Bridgestone Corporation, ...

1. A method for preparing a coupled polymer, the method comprising the steps of:(i) polymerizing conjugated diene monomer to form a reactive polymer, where said step of polymerizing employs either a coordination catalyst or an anionic initiator, and
(ii) reacting the reactive polymer with a carboxylic or thiocarboxylic ester containing a nitro group, where the carboxylic or thiocarboxylic ester containing a nitro group includes a single nitro group.
US Pat. No. 10,365,070

BALLISTIC RESISTANT ARTICLE WITH NON-UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED MATRIX MATERIAL AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE SAID ARTICLE

TEIJIN ARAMID B.V., Arnh...

1. A ballistic resistant article comprising at least one consolidated composite,wherein the at least one consolidated composite comprises a layer A and a layer B bonded to one another, each layer A and each layer B having
a first surface,
a second surface opposite to the first surface, and
a cross-section extending from the first surface to the second surface,
and each layer A and each layer B comprises a network of fibers having a strength of at least 800 mN/tex (1100 MPa) according to ASTM D 7269-07, and the fibers in each layer A and each layer B are impregnated with a matrix material,
wherein the matrix material is distributed along the cross-section of each layer in a concentration gradient in which the concentration starts with a maximum value on the first surface, so that the first surface is rich in matrix material, decreases along the cross-section and reaches a minimum value on the second surface, so that the second surface is poor in matrix material, and the matrix material comprises a mixture of 75 to 95 wt. % of a polychloroprene, and 5 to 25 wt. % of a random copolymer of vinyl chloride and an acrylic ester, based on a weight of the mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,362,768

EXTRUDED ANIMAL LITTERS

1. An animal litter comprising from about 30 to about 70% of one or more clays and from about 70 to about 30% of one or more starches, wherein the starches have an expanded cellular structure.
US Pat. No. 10,363,536

GELLED COMPOSITION FOR AN ORGANIC MONOLITHIC GEL, USES THEREOF AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING SAME

HUTCHINSON, Paris (FR)

1. A gelled carbon-based composition forming an organic polymeric monolithic gel which is capable of forming an aerogel by drying and a porous carbon monolith by pyrolysis of said aerogel,wherein the composition comprises a resin derived at least partly from:
a first unsubstituted polyhydroxybenzene,
a premix comprising at least a second unsubstituted polyhydroxybenzene and at least one substituted polyhydroxybenzene substituted with one or more alkyl groups, and
formaldehyde(s),
wherein the composition comprises a water-soluble cationic polyelectrolyte.
US Pat. No. 10,363,282

ANALOGS OF C5A AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Board of Regents of The U...

1. A method of activating an immune cell at a site of infection or disease comprising administering an effective amount of an oligopeptide C-terminal analog of C5a to a mammal, wherein said immune cell is an antigen presenting cell, said analog not attached to an antigen, and said analog having response-selective C5a receptor binding activity, wherein the analog is SEQ ID NO: 4.
US Pat. No. 10,363,284

?-HAIRPIN PEPTIDOMIMETICS

POLYPHOR AG, Allschwil (...

1. A method for providing CXCR4 antagonizing activity, and/or anti inflammatory activity and/or stem cell mobilizing activity, for providing CXCR4 antagonizing activity, and/or stem cell mobilizing activity for slowing or halting the viral progression in an HIV infected patient; for treating a cancer or an immunological disease that is mediated by or results from CXCR4 receptor activity; for treating immunosuppression; for accompanying the apheresis collection of peripheral blood stem cells; or for inducing the mobilization of stem cells to regulate tissue repair, said method comprising:administering an effective amount of a compound of the general formula cyclo(-Tyr1-His2-Xaa3-Cys4-Ser5-Xaa6-DPro7-Xaa8-Arg9-Tyr10-Cys11-Tyr12-Xaa13-Xaa14-Xaa15-Pro16-),
comprising a disulfide bond between Cys4 and Cys11, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof,
wherein
Xaa3 is Tyr; Tyr(Me); or Tyr(CF3),
Tyr(Me) is (2S)-2-amino-(4-methoxyphenyl)-3-propionic acid,
Tyr(CF3) is (2S)-2-amino-(4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)-3-propionic acid,
Xaa6 is Ala; or Acc
Acc is 1-aminocyclopropane-carboxylic acid,
Xaa8 is Orn(iPr),
Orn(iPr) is (2S)—N?-isopropyl-2,5-diaminopentanoic acid,
Xaa13 is Gln; or Glu,
Xaa14 is Lys(iPr),
Lys(iPr) is (2S)—N?-isopropyl-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid,
Xaa15 is DPro; or DLys(iPr),
DLys(iPr) is (2R)—N?-isopropyl-2,6-diaminohexanoic acid,
with the proviso that if Xaa6 is Ala, then Xaa15 is DLys(iPr).
US Pat. No. 10,364,308

THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A thermoplastic polyolefin composition comprising:a polypropylene having a melting point temperature (Tm) of greater than 130° C. and a melt flow rate (230° C./2.16 kg) within the range from 10 g/10 min to 80 g/10 min;
an ethylene-propylene copolymer comprising within the range from 40 wt % to 80 wt % ethylene derived units and having a Mooney Viscosity (1+4, 125° C.) of greater than about 20 Mooney units, a Mw/Mn within the range from 1.8 to 4.0, and a weight average molecular weight (Mw) within a range of from 50,000 g/mole to 300,000 g/mole; and
a propylene-based elastomer having within the range from 5 to 25 wt % ethylene derived units and having a melting point temperature (Tm) of less than 110° C. and a Mw/Mn within the range from 2.0 to 4.0,
wherein the room temperature notch impact of the thermoplastic polyolefin composition is at least twenty times greater than the room temperature notch impact of a composition without the propylene-based elastomer.
US Pat. No. 10,363,541

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERIOR ENERGY-ACTIVATION FROM AN EXTERIOR SOURCE

IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC., Detro...

1. A method for modifying a hydrophobic polymer surface, comprising:disposing in contact with the hydrophobic polymer surface a liquid composition comprising monomeric precursors to a hydrophilic polymer and one or more energy modulation agents, wherein the one or more energy modulation agents are resistant to chemical interaction with the liquid composition and hydrophobic polymer surface; and
applying energy from at least one of x-rays, gamma rays, or an electron beam into the liquid composition, wherein the applied energy interacts with the one or more energy modulation agents and internally generates light inside the liquid composition, thereby causing the monomeric precursors to polymerize and react with the hydrophobic polymer surface, thereby grafting the hydrophilic polymer onto the hydrophobic polymer surface.
US Pat. No. 10,363,286

PEPTIDE INHIBITION OF CCR3-MEDIATED DISEASES OR CONDITIONS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A C—C chemokine receptor (CCR3) peptide analog comprising the amino acid sequence LLNLAISDLLFLVTLPFWIHY (SEQ ID NO:17) or LLFLVTLPFWIHYVRGHNWVFGH (SEQ ID NO:18), wherein said peptide analog is PEGylated and is up to 50 amino acid residues in length.
US Pat. No. 10,364,311

HFO-1234ZE COPOLYMERS

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

1. A copolymer comprising 1 to 40 mol % 1,3,3,3 tetrafluoropropene, 15 to 60 mol % vinylidene fluoride, 5 to 25 mol % tetrafluoroethyene, and 15 to 40 mol % perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether), to total 100 mol %.
US Pat. No. 10,363,544

PARTICULATE WATER-ABSORBING AGENT

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A particulate water-absorbing agent comprising a water-absorbing resin as a main component, and further including a water-insoluble metal phosphate including an anion of a phosphoric acid compound and a divalent or trivalent metal cation, the water-insoluble metal phosphate having a crystallite size of less than 0.15 ?m,wherein a proportion of particles included in a range of 150 ?m to 850 ?m is 95% by mass or more, particles having a size of 850 ?m or more is 0% to 5% by mass, and a proportion of the fine particles having a particle size of less than 150 ?m is 0% to 3% by mass,
the particulate water-absorbing agent has a fluid retention capacity under pressure of 2.06 kPa of 20 g/g or more, and
a moisture absorption blocking ratio after standing 1 hour at a temperature of 25° C. and a relative humidity of 90±5% RH is 30% by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,363,290

BUTYRYLCHOLINESTERASE ZWITTERIONIC POLYMER CONJUGATES

KODIAK SCIENCES INC., Pa...

1. A fusion protein comprising: a butyrylcholinesterase enzyme or carboxy terminal truncation fragment thereof and an immunoglobulin (Ig) domain or fragment thereof, wherein a linker is positioned between and connecting the butyrylcholinesterase enzyme or fragment thereof and the Ig domain of fragment, wherein the Ig domain or fragment thereof comprises substitutions L234A, L235E, and G237A per EU numbering which corresponds to substitutions L14A, L15E, and G17A as numbered within SEQ ID NO: 8, wherein the linker is selected from the group consisting of at least one of Q, GOG, GGGGS (SEQ ID NO: 22), GGGS (SEQ ID NO: 23), GGGES (SEQ II) NO: 24), GGGSGGGSGGGS (SEQ ID NO: 21), and GGSGGGSGGGS (SEQ ID NO: 25).
US Pat. No. 10,363,546

MULTILAYER POLYMERIC MEMBRANE

Liso Plastics LLC, Charl...

1. A multilayer sorbent polymeric membrane comprising at least one layer comprising: a matrix polymer, sorbent materials of about 100 wt. % or less, and a plurality of interconnecting pores having an average pore size of about 0.1 nm or greater,wherein the matrix polymer is a film-forming thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of petroleum-based polymers, bio-based polymers, biodegradable polymers, and combinations thereof;
wherein the sorbent materials present in the membrane retain their initial sorbability and/or their initial porosity of about 100% or less; and
wherein the membrane has a porosity of about 85% or less and a Gurley air permeability of about 1 sec/100 cc or greater.
US Pat. No. 10,363,292

VACCINATION WITH ANTI-TICK ANTIGENS TO CONTROL MULTIPLE TICK SPECIES AND DISEASE TRANSMISSION IN WHITE-TAILED DEER AND OTHER HOST ANIMALS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of reducing tick infestations in animals comprising administration of a vaccine composition to a non-bovine animal,wherein said vaccine composition comprises an immunogenic Rm86Texas protein and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
wherein said Rm86Texas protein is in an amount effective to stimulate an immune response in said animal to said tick,
wherein said Rm86Texas protein consists of amino acids 17-624 of SEQ ID: 1, and
wherein said tick is selected from the group consisting of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum.
US Pat. No. 10,362,781

METHODS OF CONTROLLING THE BREEDING BEHAVIOR OF BUTTERFLIES

University of the West In...

14. A method of controlling the population size of a citrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides andraemon) species which naturally feeds on a plant of interest, comprising:(a) providing a host plant in a pretreatment state and selecting a chemical attractant extracted from the plant of interest which naturally attract the citrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides andraemon) species;
(b) applying to the host plant the chemical attractant to attract the citrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides andraemon) species to the host plant and to cause the citrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides andraemon) species to lay eggs on the host plant; and
(c) applying to the host plant or directly to the citrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides andraemon) species or the laid eggs an extract from Piper plant that contains a toxin that kills the citrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides andraemon) species,
wherein a majority of the citrus-feeding swallowtail butterfly (Heraclides andraemon) species or the laid eggs die from ingesting or coming into contact with the extract.
US Pat. No. 10,363,293

VACCINE COMPOSITION

Turnstone Limited Partner...

1. A method for treating a patient having a cancer, said method comprising:a) a first virus, said first virus comprising a nucleic acid that is capable of expressing a MAGEA3 protein, said MAGEA3 protein comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1, and includes at least one MAGEA3 tumor-associated epitope selected from the group consisting of: FLWGPRALV (SEQ ID NO: 27), KVAELVHFL (SEQ ID NO: 28), EGDCAPEEK (SEQ ID NO: 35), KKLLTQHFVQENYLEY (SEQ ID NO: 36), and RKVAELVHFLLLKYR (SEQ ID NO: 37), wherein said MAGEA3 protein is capable of inducing an immune response in a patient in a heterologous prime-boost format, and
b) a second virus, said second virus being a Maraba MG1 virus comprising a nucleic acid that is capable of expressing a MAGEA3 protein, said MAGEA3 protein comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 70% identical to SEQ ID NO: 1, and includes at least one MAGEA3 tumor-associated epitope selected from the group consisting of: FLWGPRALV (SEQ ID NO: 27), KVAELVHFL (SEQ ID NO: 28), EGDCAPEEK (SEQ ID NO: 35), KKLLTQHFVQENYLEY (SEQ ID NO: 36), and RKVAELVHFLLLKYR (SEQ ID NO: 37), wherein said Maraba MG1 virus is formulated for use in providing a therapeutic oncolytic effect in said patient; wherein:
said first virus is immunologically distinct from said second virus;
said first virus is a priming virus and administered before said second virus; and wherein
said second virus is a boost virus and is administered at least twice after administration of said priming virus.
US Pat. No. 10,366,878

SELECTIVE DEPOSITION THROUGH FORMATION OF SELF-ASSEMBLED MONOLAYERS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A processing method comprising:providing a substrate with a first surface and a second surface;
exposing the substrate to a SAM precursor to form a self-assembled monolayer on the second surface;
depositing a film on the first surface selectively over the second surface; and
removing the self-assembled monolayer from the second surface,
wherein the SAM precursor comprises a composition with a head group that adsorbs to the second surface and a tail group that associates through van der Waals interaction, and
wherein unreacted head groups of chemisorbed SAM precursors undergo ligand exchange with a treatment co-reactant and subsequently exchanged head groups of the SAM precursors react with each other via a condensation reaction to yield crosslinking between the chemisorbed SAM precursors.
US Pat. No. 10,362,782

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RUST

UPL Limited, Haldia, Wes...

1. A fungicidal combination, consisting of:(i) mancozeb,
(ii) prothioconazole, and
(a) at least one succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor fungicide selected from the group consisting of benodanil, flutolanil, mepronil, fluopyram, fenfuram, carboxin, oxycarboxin, thifluzamide, bixafen, fluxapyroxad, furametpyr, isopyrazam, penflufen, penthiopyrad, sedaxane, and boscalid; or
(b) at least one quinone outside inhibitor fungicides selected from the group consisting of fenamidone, famoxadone, and a strobilurin fungicide selected from the group consisting of azoxystrobin, mandestrobin, coumoxystrobin, enoxastrobin, flufenoxystrobin, pyraoxystrobin, dimoxystrobin, enestrobin, fluoxastrobin, kresoxim-methyl, metominostrobin, orysastrobin, picoxystrobin, pyrametostrobin, triclopyricarb, fenaminstrobin, pyraclostrobin and trifloxystrobin; or
(c) at least one demethylation inhibitor fungicide selected from the group consisting of triflumizole, triforine, pyridinitrile, pyrifenox, fenarimol, nuarimol, triarimol, and a conazole fungicide selected from the group consisting of climbazole, clotrimazole, imazalil, oxpoconazole, prochloraz, prochloraz-manganese, triflumizole, azaconazole, bitertanol, bromuconazole, cyproconazole, diclobutrazol, difenoconazole, diniconazole, diniconazole-M, epoxiconazole, etaconazole, fenbuconazole, fluotrimazole, fluquinconazole, flusilazole, flutriafol, furconazole, imibenconazole, ipconazole, furconazole-cis, metconazole, hexaconazole, myclobutanil, pencoconazole, propiconazole, prothioconazole, quinconazole, simeconazole, tebuconazole, tetraconazole, triadimefon, triadimenol, triticonazole, uniconazole, perfurazoate, and uniconazole-P; and
(iii) at least one agriculturally acceptable excipient.
US Pat. No. 10,363,294

YEAST-BRACHYURY IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC COMPOSITIONS

GlobeImmune, Inc., Louis...

1. A method to treat cancer in an individual, comprising administering to an individual who has cancer, an immunotherapeutic composition comprising:a) a whole, inactivated yeast; and
b) a cancer antigen comprising a Brachyury antigen, wherein the Brachyury antigen comprises SEQ ID NO:6, positions 2-435 of SEQ ID NO:6, SEQ ID NO:18, or positions 2-435 of SEQ ID NO:18.
US Pat. No. 10,364,318

ENGINEERED STRAIN OF ESCHERICHIA COLI FOR PRODUCTION OF POLY-R-3-HYDROXYALKANOATE POLYMERS WITH DEFINED MONOMER UNIT COMPOSITION AND METHODS BASED THEREON

The Research Foundation f...

1. A system for producing a prescribed unit size azido-poly(3-hydroxyalkanoate) (azido-PHA) polymer comprising a recombinant bacterium, wherein the bacterium:a. metabolizes short to long chain fatty acids without induction, and
b. expresses an (R)-specific enoyl-CoA hydratase and a PHA synthase, wherein the bacterium is fed a fatty acid substrate, wherein the fatty acid substrate is a ?-azido-fatty acid substrate, the ?-azido-fatty acid comprising a terminal azide, and the ?-azido-fatty acid being of equal carbon length to the prescribed unit size of the azido-PHA polymer to be produced.
US Pat. No. 10,363,295

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST NHL AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a HLA-A*02+ patient who has cancer, comprising administering to the patient a population of activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells that kill cancer cells that present at their surface a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of KLLNLISKL (SEQ ID NO: 274) in a complex with an MHC class I molecule,wherein the activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic cells are produced by a method comprising contacting in vitro CD8+ cytotoxic T cells with an antigen presenting cell presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of KLLNLISKL (SEQ ID NO: 274) in a complex with an MHC class I molecule, and
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, uterine cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, brain cancer, stomach cancer, colon or rectal cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, acute myelogenous leukemia, breast cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), melanoma, ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, urinary bladder cancer, endometrial cancer, gall bladder cancer, and bile duct cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,362,785

ACTIVATED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE BIOCIDE COMPOSITION

99 HOLDING S.A.R.L., Lux...

1. An aqueous composition consisting essentially of:0.1-1 g/kg Di-n-decyldimethyl ammonium chloride,
0.01-0.10 g/kg benzalkonium chloride,
50-79 g/kg stabilized H2O2,
0.02-0.10 g/kg hydroxyethylidene diphosphonic acid,
0.2-0.6 g/kg C10ethoxylated alcohol having a degree of ethoxylation of 6 mol,
0.01-0.02 g/kg sorbitan monolaurate having a degree of ethoxylation of 20 mol,
up to 1 kg deionized or purified water, and
a sufficient amount of phosphoric acid to reach a pH between 2-3;
wherein the aqueous composition is in the form of a dry mist made up of microdroplets having an average size of less than 5 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,363,297

IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING ESCHERICHIA COLI H7 FLAGELLA AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The University Court of t...

1. A method for generating a mucosal and/or IgA response in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising the parenteral administration of Escherichia coli H7 or a Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) activating fragment thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,364,321

BATCH PROCESS FOR MAKING POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A batch process for preparing polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), comprising:heating at approximately 245-260° C. and 1 atmosphere of pressure a solid PBT oligomer having an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of 0.1 to 0.2 dL/g and a carboxylic acid end group concentration [CEG] of greater than 100 to 180 mmol/kg until the PBT melts and becomes homogeneous to form melted homogeneous PBT oligomer; wherein the PBT oligomer contains 30 to 150 ppm tetra(C1-C8 alkyl) titanate catalyst;
adding 30 to 150 ppm tetra(C1-C8 alkyl) titanate catalyst; and
polycondensing the melted homogeneous PBT oligomer by reducing the pressure to approximately 0.1 to 4 mm Hg, and maintaining the temperature at approximately 245-260° C. to provide PBT having an IV of between 0.55 and 1.20 dL/g.
US Pat. No. 10,364,322

NAPHTHALENE-CONTAINING POLYMERS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Alliance for Sustainable ...

1. A dimer comprising:a first hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group; and
a second hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group, wherein:
the first hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group and the second hydroxyl-functionalized naphthalene group are connected by a bridging group.
US Pat. No. 10,362,787

METHOD FOR PROPAGATING MICROORGANISMS WITHIN PLANT BIOREACTORS AND STABLY STORING MICROORGANISMS WITHIN AGRICULTURAL SEEDS

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF...

1. A method of producing a indol-3 carboxylic acid within a bacterial colonized cereal plant bioreactor, the method comprising:a. germinating a cereal seed into which at least one inoculant bacterial endophyte has been introduced, wherein the bacterial endophyte is from the genus Burkholderia, comprises a 16S rRNA nucleic acid sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 1446 and can grow on nitrogen free media, to produce the bacterial colonized cereal plant bioreactor; and
b. growing the bacterial colonized cereal plant bioreactor under conditions such that the bacterial endophyte proliferates and the indol-3 carboxylic acid is produced in the bacterial colonized cereal plant bioreactor, wherein the indol-3 carboxylic acid is produced at a higher concentration in the bacterial colonized cereal plant bioreactor compared to an isoline plant grown from a non-inoculated cereal seed.
US Pat. No. 10,364,323

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYETHER CARBONATE POLYOLS

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A process for preparing polyether carbonate polyols comprising adding alkylene oxides and carbon dioxide onto carboxylic acids in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, wherein one or more carboxylic acids are metered into the reactor continuously during the reaction, in which(i) said carboxylic acid is at least difunctional and has a pKa of not less than 1.5,
(ii) the addition of said one or more carboxylic acids is effected such that at any point in time in the process the molar concentration of unconverted carboxylic acid in the reaction mixture does not exceed a value of 0.001 mol/g multiplied by the mass of the catalyst employed per liter of reaction mixture reported in grams, and
(iii) any two carboxylic acid groups present in the same molecule are separated from one another at least by a carbon atom.

US Pat. No. 10,368,295

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE GUIDANCE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH SYSTEM AND METHOD

FreeFlight Systems, Inc.,...

1. A guidance communication system comprising:a controller configured to manage flight path guidance data stored in a memory via a processor, the flight path guidance data configured to be updated via other data received via a receiver-transmitter, the flight path guidance data associated with at least one unmanned aerial vehicle in an environment controlled by the controller; and
at least one beacon configured to (i) be remotely deployed in the environment of the controller to define a flight path of the vehicle by transmitting the flight path guidance data to the vehicle, (ii) communicate with the receiver-transmitter of the controller via a beacon transmitter-receiver, and (iii) communicate with the vehicle via the beacon transmitter-receiver,
wherein,
the flight path includes a plurality of virtual lanes defined at least in part by the controller,
each of the plurality of virtual lanes has a direction of travel defined by the controller,
the plurality of virtual lanes include two adjacent lanes with opposite directions of travel defined by the controller,
the at least one beacon includes a plurality of beacons deployed in the environment of the controller to define at least a portion of the flight path,
each of the plurality of beacons spaced from each other at predetermined distances to provide redundancy such that, when one of the plurality of beacons is offline, one adjacent beacon maintains an adjacent portion of the flight path previously maintained by the one of the plurality of beacons that is offline, and
the adjacent portion of the flight path previously maintained by the one of the plurality of beacons that is offline is entirely maintained by only the one adjacent beacon so that all functionality of the offline beacon is maintained by the one adjacent beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,368,293

UTILIZING EXPLICIT CONGESTION NOTIFICATION FOR NETWORK SELECTION

1. A user equipment, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining that a first device and a second device are available to serve the user equipment, wherein the first device corresponds to a first network and communicates according to a first network protocol and the second device corresponds to a second network and communicates according to a second network protocol that differs from the first network protocol;
determining that an application, executed by the user equipment, is configured to request communication of application data;
receiving explicit congestion notification data comprising a first bit indicative of a first explicit congestion notification of the first network and a second bit indicative of a second explicit congestion notification of the second network; and
based on the explicit congestion notification data, determining, from among the first network and the second network, a selected network that is selected to communicate the application data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,292

PAUSING FUNCTIONS OF AN ASSISTANT DEVICE DURING AN ACTIVE TELEPHONE CALL

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:monitoring, by a user device, calling activity on the user device;
detecting, by the user device and based on the monitoring, that a call has started on the user device;
providing, by the user device, a pause instruction to an assistant device via an assistant cloud control device based on detecting that the call has started on the user device, causing the assistant device to disable speech response functions; and
providing a resume instruction to the assistant device via the assistant cloud control device based on detecting that a mute function of the user device has been activated based on the monitoring the calling activity;
wherein the providing the pause instruction and the resume instruction via the assistant cloud control device comprises providing location information of the user device, causing the assistant cloud control device to provide the pause instruction and the resume instruction to a subset of a plurality of assistant control devices having a known location within a threshold distance of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,291

CONTROLLING USE OF VEHICULAR WI-FI HOTSPOTS BY A HANDHELD WIRELESS DEVICE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of controlling use of vehicular Wi-Fi hotspots by a handheld wireless device, comprising the steps of:(a) detecting that the handheld wireless device is communicating via a Wi-Fi hotspot;
(b) determining at the handheld wireless device that the Wi-Fi hotspot is provided by a vehicle, including:
(b1) comparing a received identifier of the Wi-Fi hotspot with content of a database containing vehicular Wi-Fi identifiers; and
(b2) identifying the received identifier in the database containing vehicular Wi-Fi identifiers; and
(c) enabling one or more default prohibitions against transmitting low-priority data from the handheld wireless device to a remote server via the Wi-Fi hotspot provided by the vehicle and a cellular wireless carrier system to which the vehicle is connected while the handheld wireless device communicates with the Wi-Fi hotspot provided by the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,368,290

COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION LINK MAPPING AND CLASSIFICATION

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A method of cooperative communication link mapping and classification, the method comprising:receiving location data defining a position of a communication node;
monitoring signal data of a communication link at the communication node with respect to a second communication node;
identifying characteristics of the signal data;
applying a location stamp of the position to the characteristics of the signal data;
classifying the communication link based on the characteristics of the signal data; and
populating a map classifying the communication link at the position indicated by the location stamp, wherein a time stamp is applied for each update of the map.

US Pat. No. 10,368,289

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT

BAE Systems plc, London ...

1. Apparatus for generating a connectivity map in respect of a communications system of a moving platform, said communications system comprising at least one platform application and being configured to effect wireless data communication between said platform and another node by means of one of a plurality of supported communications links in accordance with a communications plan, wherein said apparatus is configured to: identify a message or set of messages required to be transmitted from or received by said moving platform; and generate a connectivity map comprising a plurality of connectivity metrics by, for each of a plurality of different specified attitudes or orientations derived from one or more predicted trajectories of said moving platform: identifying available transmitters for wireless transmission of said message or set of messages and/or identify available receivers for wireless reception of said message or set of messages; for each identified transmitter, determining a transmitter metric and/or for each identified receiver, determining a receiver metric; defining a connectivity metric, based on said transmitter metrics and/or receiver metrics for said respective specified attitude or orientation, said connectivity metric being representative of a quality of a respective associated communications link for effecting transmission or reception by said platform of said message or set of messages in respect of said respective specified attitude or orientation of said moving platform; anda management system for a moving platform comprising a plurality of systems and at least one platform application, a dynamic route planner configured to generate a new heading plan in respect of said moving platform, a platform application and being configured to effect wireless data communication supported communications links in accordance with a communications plan, wherein said dynamic route planner or said dynamic obstacle avoidance planner is configured to use said connectivity map to generate a route plan or heading plan including an attitude/orientation of said moving platform corresponding to a selected connectivity metric.

US Pat. No. 10,368,288

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONNECTING DEVICES THROUGH INTERMEDIATE NODES

Bridgefy, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving, at an apparatus, a request to forward a first packet previously received at the apparatus, the first packet includes a first identifier of a first recipient device of the first packet;
determining, based on the first identifier, whether the first recipient device is in a list of wireless devices within a wireless range of the apparatus;
including, based on the determination, the first packet into an outgoing queue comprising a list of packets to be forwarded;
establishing one or more connections with one or more wireless devices in the list of wireless devices;
upon including the first packet into the outgoing queue, decrementing a value in the first packet indicating a remaining number of times the first packet is allowed to be transferred from one wireless device to another wireless device;
forwarding, in accordance with the decremented value, the first packet from the outgoing queue to the one or more wireless devices via the established one or more connections;
receiving, at the apparatus, a second packet having a second identifier of a second recipient device;
determining, based on the second identifier, that the second recipient device is the same as the apparatus; and
transmitting a reach packet directly to the one or more wireless devices from the list of wireless devices to stop forwarding the second packet.

US Pat. No. 10,368,287

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESELECTING CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating an uplink (UL) resource in a wireless communication system supporting a low latency service, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving a first control message including first scheduling delay information indicating a delay time related to resource allocation of a serving base station from the serving base station;
transmitting a request message including a UL resource request information element (IE) for requesting UL resource allocation to the serving base station or a neighboring base station based on the first control message; and
receiving a response message in response to the request message from the serving base station or the neighboring base station,
wherein the UL resource is allocated to the UE by the serving base station or the neighboring base station based on the request message, and
wherein the UL resource request IE includes a UL grant offset field indicating a UL resource request time of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,368,285

STATION (STA), ACCESS POINT (AP) AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATION IN THE PRESENCE OF SPATIAL REUSE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a first station (STA), the apparatus comprising: memory; andprocessing circuitry, configured to:
determine a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) based on one or more inbound physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data units (PPDUs) received at the first STA in a channel;
contend for a transmission opportunity (TXOP) to obtain access to the channel;
determine, based at least partly on a comparison between the RSSI of the one or more inbound PPDUs received at the first STA and a predetermined threshold, whether spatial reuse (SR) transmissions by one or more second STAs are permissible, the SR transmissions by the one or more second STAs at least partially concurrent to transmissions by the first STA within the TXOP in the channel; and
encode, for transmission in the channel during the TXOP, an outbound PPDU that includes an SR indicator that is based on the comparison, wherein a first value of the SR indicator indicates that the SR transmissions by the one or more second STAs at least partially concurrent with transmission of the outbound PPDU by the first STA are permissible and a second value of the SR indicator indicates that the SR transmissions by the one or more second STAs at least partially concurrent with transmission of the outbound PPDU by the first STA are impermissible.

US Pat. No. 10,368,284

QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE-BASED HANDOVER MANAGEMENT

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory having instructions stored therein, the instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
receiving a quality metric value obtained by a user device for a current base station of a carrier network, the quality metric value is an aggregate value of individual quality metric values measuring multiple quality of experience characteristics of multiple applications on the user device as the user device is communicating with the current base station;
determining whether a signal robustness of a signal provided by an adjacent base station relative to a predetermined minimal threshold initiates a comparison of the quality metric value of the current base station to a corresponding quality metric value for the adjacent base station;
comparing the quality metric value of the current base station to the corresponding quality metric value for the adjacent base station of the carrier network in response to determining that the signal robustness of the signal provided by the adjacent base station is above the predetermined minimal threshold, the corresponding quality metric value is an additional aggregate value of additional individual quality metric values measuring multiple quality of experience characteristics of multiple additional applications on an additional user device that communicated with the adjacent base station; and
commanding the user device to perform a handover that switches the user device from communicating with the current base station to communicating with the adjacent base station in response to the corresponding quality metric value being greater than the quality metric value.

US Pat. No. 10,368,283

CONVERGENCE OF CLOUD AND MOBILE ENVIRONMENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a request to complete a computing task on a first device, wherein:
the first device comprises at least a portion of a cloud computing environment,
the request to complete the computing task originates from a second device, and
the computing task requires a physical sensor;
identifying, by one or more processors, one or more capabilities of the first device, wherein a first capability of the one or more capabilities is identified based, at least in part, on whether the first device has the physical sensor;
determining, by one or more processors, that the computing task should be offloaded from the first device to a third device based, at least in part, on the first device lacking the physical sensor and the third device having the physical sensor;
offloading, by one or more processors, the computing task from the first device to the third device;
receiving, by one or more processors, a result of the computing task from the third device; and
sending, by one or more processors, the result of the computing task from the first device to the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,282

MODE CONTROL DESIGN

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A method for optimizing communication modes between network nodes, comprising:storing, in a first node in a communication network, a data success rate for each of a plurality of communication modes;
receiving, by the first node, mode data from a second node in the communication network including at least a mode identifier for at least two of the plurality of communication modes;
determining, by the first node, a metric for each of the at least two communication modes based on at least a data success rate of transmissions using the respective communication mode;
selecting, by the first node, a preferred communication mode of the at least two communication modes based on the determined metric for each of the at least two communication modes; and
transmitting, by the first node, an initiation data message to the second node via the communication network indicating the selected preferred communication mode.

US Pat. No. 10,368,281

TELEPHONE WITH AUTOMATIC SWITCHING BETWEEN CELLULAR AND VOIP NETWORKS

Vasu Networks Corporation...

1. A device comprising:a switching system to switch operation between a first communication module and a second communication module, wherein during an established communication if a context changes, the established communication is switched to a second communication over a second network, wherein switching is based on detecting a second context being preferred over the context within a set of networks, wherein upon activation of a timer, the switching system causes the second communication module to change state from a sleep mode to an active mode, wherein the timer is activated to establish a time window of a predefined size, wherein if a Wi-Fi signal monitor detects that a Wi-Fi signal level is below a second predefined threshold value Vth2, the timer is activated to establish a second time window of a second predefined size T2, wherein a third predefined threshold value Vth3 is smaller than Vth2.

US Pat. No. 10,368,280

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HANDOVER, USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for controlling a handover from a first base station to a second base station by a user equipment that performs radio communication over a communication channel formed by carrier aggregation of a plurality of component carriers, the method comprising:transmitting, from the first base station to the user equipment, scheduling information of each component carrier of the plurality of component carriers respectively according to a scheduling information transmission method that is a cross scheduling method;
commanding, by the first base station, the user equipment to perform the handover of the communication channel formed by carrier aggregation of the plurality of component carriers;
causing transfer of a first component carrier of the plurality of component carriers in the first base station to a first transferred component carrier in the second base station, the first component carrier being operated according to the cross scheduling method; and
stopping, by the first base station, transmission of the scheduling information of the first component carrier of the plurality of component carriers in the first base station.

US Pat. No. 10,368,279

COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication method comprising:transmitting first information for causing a radio terminal to hold context information of the radio terminal, from a network to the radio terminal in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state, wherein the context information includes a cell-radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) allocated to the radio terminal; and
in the radio terminal:
holding the context information without discarding the context information, based on the first information, even if the radio terminal transitions from the RRC connected state;
performing a cell reselection after transitioning from the RRC connected state;
receiving, from a reselected cell, information for determining whether the context information is available in the reselected cell; and
only when the context information is available in the reselected cell, performing control to transmit, to the reselected cell, information for promoting use of the context information, wherein
the radio terminal includes, into message 3 in a random access procedure, predetermined information for promoting the use of the context information, and
the message 3 is transmitted from the radio terminal to the reselected cell.

US Pat. No. 10,368,278

METHOD AND ENODEB FOR FORWARDING DOWNLINK AND UPLINK PACKETS BASED ON S1 HANDOVER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for forwarding uplink packets based on an S1 handover, the method comprising:forwarding, by a source evolved node (eNodeB), an uplink packet to a source serving gateway, wherein the uplink packet is successfully received from user equipment (UE);
discarding, by the source eNodeB, an uplink packet received out of sequence;
sending, by the source eNodeB, a packet data convergence protocol serial number (PDCP SN) to a target eNodeB in a control message,
wherein the PDCP SN is larger or equal to a maximum PDCP SN of the uplink packet;
sending, by the target eNodeB, packet state report information to the UE, wherein the packet state report information comprises the PDCP SN; and
receiving, by the target eNodeB, uplink packets from the UE, wherein the uplink packets include PDCP SNs that are equal to or larger than the PDCP SN of the packet state report information.

US Pat. No. 10,368,271

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS FOR A MOVING CELL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a moving cell base station to transmit a moving cell synchronization signal sequence, the method comprising:mapping the moving cell synchronization signal sequence to a first frequency region; and
transmitting the moving cell synchronization signal sequence via the first frequency region,
wherein the first resource region is different from a second frequency region, and
wherein the second frequency region is for transmitting a synchronization signal for a user equipment which cannot support the moving cell base station.

US Pat. No. 10,368,257

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication control device, comprising:processing circuitry configured to
determine a communication status of wireless communication of image information from an image shooting device, the communication status indicating when an obstacle is within a first area associated with a first communication path of a plurality of communication paths, based on an operating room image captured by an operating room camera showing a situation of an operating room, each of the communication paths being a different line of sight communication path,
acquire information on a surgical site image captured by the image shooting device for display control of the surgical site image, and
select a second communication path of the communication paths from the image shooting device based on the determined communication status indicating when the obstacle is within the first area associated with the first communication path.

US Pat. No. 10,368,255

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CLIENT-BASED DYNAMIC CONTROL OF CONNECTIONS TO CO-EXISTING RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method for enhancing wireless connectivity for a mobile client device, the method comprising:receiving data from a first radio frequency (RF) receiver apparatus of the mobile client device;
evaluating, using a computerized process operative to run on the mobile client device, at least a portion of the received data to determine the presence of a first type of wireless signal; and
modifying, based on the determination of the presence of the first type of wireless signal, an energy detection (ED) threshold associated with a wireless interface of the mobile device, the wireless interface utilizing a second type of wireless signal, the modifying based at least in part on the data from the first RF receiver apparatus and configured to cause the mobile client device to preferentially utilize the wireless interface and the second type of wireless signal for data communications over the first type of wireless signal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,245

MOBILE DEVICE LOCKING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a mobile computer device to cause the mobile computer device to:transmit synchronization information to a remote mobile computer device;
receive synchronization response data from the remote mobile computer device based on transmitting the synchronization information;
transmit a tone to a surface of an object based on receiving the synchronization response data;
receive a compound resonance frequency from the object based on the transmitted tone;
determine the received compound resonance frequency conforms to a stored compound resonance frequency; and
unlock the mobile computer device based on the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,368,239

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST CHANNEL ENCRYPTION TO ENHANCE CELLULAR NETWORK SECURITY

1. A method for encrypting a broadcast message of a base station, the method comprising:detecting, by a processor of the base station, a communication impairment at the base station, wherein the communication impairment pertains to a communication between the base station and an endpoint device;
selecting, by the processor of the base station, in response to the detecting the communication impairment, an encryption key for the broadcast message;
encrypting, by the processor of the base station, the broadcast message using the encryption key to create an encrypted broadcast message;
transmitting, by the processor of the base station, an identifier of the encryption key;
transmitting, by the processor of the base station, the encrypted broadcast message over a control channel via a first resource block, wherein the broadcast message includes information identifying that the control channel is to be reassigned from the first resource block to a second resource block; and
reassigning, by the processor of the base station, the control channel of the base station from the first resource block to the second resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,368,234

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING MULTI-CARRIER INFORMATION IN MULTI-CARRIER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for operating a plurality of carriers by a user equipment in a wireless communication system supporting a primary carrier and at least one secondary carrier, the method comprising:transmitting, to a first base station, carrier capability information;
receiving, from the first base station, carrier configuration information, the carrier configuration information including an index of the at least one secondary carrier configured for the user equipment, the carrier configuration information being based upon the carrier capability information of the user equipment, the primary carrier being configured as a carrier for performing an initial network entry procedure;
receiving, from the first base station through the primary carrier, a control channel, the control channel including control information for traffic exchanged via a secondary carrier between the user equipment and the first base station;
receiving, from the first base station, traffic through the secondary carrier based on the control channel received through the primary carrier; and
receiving a message during a procedure of network entry to a second base station, the message including information for a primary carrier change,
wherein the primary carrier is only changed with the procedure of network entry.

US Pat. No. 10,368,230

DATA ENHANCEMENTS FOR ESIM PROFILE OPERATION CALLBACKS

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that upon execution cause one or more processors to perform acts comprising:sending a command for a machine-to-machine (M2M) device to perform an operation on an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) profile stored in an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) of the M2M device, the operation being request by a backend service of a wireless communication carrier;
receiving a confirmation message from the M2M device indicating that the operation on the eSIM profile is performed; and
sending a callback message to the backend service of the wireless communication carrier indicating that the operation is performed, the callback message including an eUICC identifier (ID) of the eUICC or an Integrated Circuit Card identifier (ICCID) of the eSIM profile, the eUICC ID or the ICCID being used by the backend service to locate a profile state entry of the eSIM profile in an eSIM profile state database for update with a profile state of the eSIM profile after the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,368,229

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication apparatus deployed between a terminal and an external network, which includes at least one service providing server, wherein the communication apparatus functions as a proxy to provide a service from the at least one service providing server to the terminal through the communication apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising:a virtual machine that manages a state of communication with the terminal and terminates a session for providing the service between the virtual machine and the terminal, wherein the virtual machine includes session information on the session, wherein the session information includes the state of communication; and
a controller configured to perform migration of the virtual machine including the session information, which includes the state of communication, either from another source communication apparatus to the communication apparatus or from the communication apparatus to another target communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,368,227

ACCESS POINT MANAGEMENT AND USAGE IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of determining where to install wireless access points in a network, the method comprising:receiving, from a subscriber device, a request for an installation of a new wireless access point at a specified geographical location in the network, the request being one of multiple requests indicating to install the new wireless access point at the specified geographical location;
determining whether a number of the multiple requests to install the new wireless access point exceeds a predetermined threshold value;
in response to detecting that the number of multiple requests exceeds the predetermined threshold value, initiating the installation of the new wireless access point at the specified geographical location; and
the method further comprising: initiating the installation of the new wireless access point at the specified geographical location based at least in part in response to detecting presence of the subscriber device at the geographical location.

US Pat. No. 10,368,218

SPATIALLY AWARE VIRTUAL WORKOUT ASSISTANT

International Business Ma...

1. A method for a spatially aware virtual workout assistant, the method comprising:receiving from a mobile device, by a server, a view of a surrounding environment of a user, the view being captured by the mobile device;
extracting, by the server, one or more elements from the view;
recognizing, by the server, one or more objects suitable for exercising, based on the one or more elements, by using a model for visual data recognition;
determining, by the server, one or more exercises that can be performed with the one or more objects, by searching datasets in the server;
sending to the mobile device, by the server, data associated with the one or more objects and the one or more exercises;
wherein the mobile device instructs the user to locate the one or more devices and to perform the one or more exercises, based on the data associated with the one or more objects and the one or more exercises and
wherein the datasets include a dataset correlating a user goal and workouts, a dataset correlating the workouts and the one or more exercises, a dataset correlating the one or more exercises and the one or more objects, a dataset correlating the workouts and calories burned, and a dataset correlating the workouts and time spent for the one or more exercises.

US Pat. No. 10,368,213

LOCATION-BASED OPEN SOCIAL NETWORKS

1. An apparatus having stored executable instructions, comprising:1) at least one computing system being operable to implement a social networking system, the social networking system implementing a plurality of social networks;
2) the plurality of social networks each accessible without registration requirements;
3) the social networking system arranged to select a given number of first social networks among the plurality of social networks after receiving a request from a user, the first social networks each having virtual reality or augmented reality content that has more viewers than virtual reality or augmented reality content provided at each of rest of the plurality of social networks; and
4) the social networking system arranged to send the user information about the first social networks.

US Pat. No. 10,368,166

VOLTAGE REGULATOR AND CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR SILVER-ZINC BATTERIES IN HEARING INSTRUMENTS

ZPower, LLC, Camarillo, ...

1. An apparatus for managing power within a voltage regulating circuit of a battery-powered hearing aid device, comprising:an input terminal of a voltage regulator receiving an input voltage (VIN) supplied by a battery;
an output terminal of the voltage regulator providing an output voltage (VOUT) to a hearing aid terminal electrically connected to one or more electrical components of the hearing aid device, the output voltage (VOUT) based on the input voltage (VIN);
a sensing terminal of the voltage regulator for sensing a charging current (VSENSE) between a charging device and charging contacts of the voltage regulating circuit; and
a switch device configured to:
transition to an ON state to allow the charging device to charge the battery based on the sensing terminal of the voltage regulator sensing the charging current (VSENSE) between the charging device and the charging contacts; and
transition to an OFF state to block the charging contacts from receiving voltage from the battery when the output voltage (VOUT) is present;
wherein the voltage regulator is configured to reduce a magnitude of the input voltage (VIN) when the magnitude of the input voltage (VIN) exceeds an input voltage threshold (Vin_thresh) to generate the output voltage (VOUT) having a magnitude that is less than a maximum output voltage (Vout_max) and is further configured not to downregulate the input voltage (VIN) when the magnitude of the input voltage (VIN) is not greater than the input voltage threshold (Vin_thresh).

US Pat. No. 10,368,165

METHOD FOR ELIMINATING MOTOR VEHICLE AND WATER CRAFT HORN EMC INTERFERENCE AND HORN

11. A method of eliminating electromagnetic interference of an electronic device in a motor vehicle or a water craft, comprising:coupling at least one capacitor of about 220-10000 ?F in parallel with input terminals of a power supply of the electronic device to eliminate outbound electrical interference caused by electromagnetic radiation, conduction, or coupling that is generated by the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,164

APPROACH FOR PARTIALLY PRESERVING MUSIC IN THE PRESENCE OF INTELLIGIBLE SPEECH

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDU...

1. An audio processing system, comprising:an input device that receives a first audio signal;
a voice activity detector that:
receives a first control signal from a voice separator;
determines that a signal of interest is present in the first audio signal based on the first control signal exceeding a ducker threshold; and
generates a second control signal in response to the first audio signal; and
a ratio-based attenuator that:
receives the second control signal from the voice activity detector,
determines whether a first signal level associated with the first audio signal exceeds a second signal level associated with a second audio signal received from an audio playback device, and
if the first signal level exceeds the second signal, then maintains an audio level of the second audio signal, or
if the first signal level does not exceed the second signal level difference, then causes the audio level of the second audio signal to be adjusted from a first value to a second value.

US Pat. No. 10,368,163

HEADSET POWER SUPPLY AND INPUT VOLTAGE RECOGNITION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a detection circuit configured to recognize a user input voltage generated by an electronic user input, the detection circuit comprising a reference voltage generator including a multiplexer configured to generate a set of reference voltages in a sequence for comparing with the user input voltage generated by the electronic user input, the multiplexer controlled by multiplexer selection signals from a counter to cause the multiplexer to multiplex the set of reference voltages, the detection circuit including a comparator comprising an auto-zero amplifier configured to compare the set of reference voltages and the user input voltage, the auto-zero amplifier comprising:
an operational amplifier;
a first switch coupled between an output of the operational amplifier and an input of the operational amplifier;
a capacitor having a first lead coupled to the input of the operational amplifier and coupled to the first switch;
a second switch configured to selectively couple the reference voltages to a second lead of the capacitor; and
a third switch configured to selectively couple a user input voltage to the second lead of the capacitor; and
a power supply configured to supply power to the detection circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,368,162

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECREATING DIRECTIONAL CUES IN BEAMFORMED AUDIO

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for recreating directional cues in beamformed audio, the method comprising:receiving at least one first audio signal via a microphone array;
receiving at least one second audio signal via the microphone array;
receiving at least one third audio signal via at least one reference microphone;
transforming the at least one first audio signal, the at least one second audio signal and the at least one third audio signal to a frequency domain representation;
beamforming amplitude data of the at least one transformed first audio signal, the at least one transformed second audio signal and the at least one transformed third audio signal to generate a beamformed monophonic audio signal;
deriving phase offset information based on a frequency extracted during the transforming of the at least one third audio signal and the beamformed monophonic audio signal; and
generating a multi-channel audio signal with directional cues by applying the derived phase offset information to the beamformed monophonic audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,161

AMPLIFIER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An amplifier, comprising:a first speaker;
a second speaker;
a third speaker;
an acoustic box, wherein the first speaker, the second speaker and the third speaker are disposed on a continuous surface inside the acoustic box; and
three partitions disposed on the continuous surface, one of the partitions is interposed between the first speaker and the second speaker, another one of the partitions is interposed between the second speaker and the third speaker, and another one of the partitions is interposed between the third speaker and the first speaker;
wherein one end of each partition is connected to the continuous surface where the first speaker, the second speaker and the third speaker are disposed, and another end of the partition is separated from an opposite surface facing the continuous surface by a gap;
wherein three connection lines of the first speaker, the second speaker and the third speaker form a triangle, and the partitions are connected to form a Y-shaped structure.

US Pat. No. 10,368,160

SPEAKER BOX

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A speaker box, comprising:a lower cover;
an upper cover engaging with the lower cover for forming an accommodating space;
a speaker accommodated in the accommodating space, and including a diaphragm with a dome attached to the diaphragm;
a front sound cavity formed by the diaphragm and the upper cover;
air adsorbent particles received in the front sound cavity for absorbing the high frequency harmonic and noises; wherein
the dome forms at least one recess communicating with the front sound cavity, and the air adsorbent particles are received in the recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,368,159

WATER RESISTANT LOUDSPEAKER

18. A water resistant loudspeaker comprising:a. a water-impermeable spider having a first water-impermeable attachment to a former;
b. a spider support supported by said basket, wherein said spider support has at least one vent;
c. a water impermeable diaphragm having a second water-impermeable attachment to said former;
d. an acoustic chamber housing enclosing a rear acoustic chamber attached and sealed to a basket of said water resistant loudspeaker behind said spider and having a size adapted to maintain speaker performance at low frequencies; and
e. wherein said first attachment is adjacent said second attachment.

US Pat. No. 10,368,157

ADJUSTABLE EARCUP IN CONTINUOUS HEADBAND-SPRING HEADPHONE SYSTEM

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

1. A headphone system comprising:a pair of earcups;
a continuous headband spring connecting the pair of earcups, the continuous headband spring having an internal slot with an opening along an inner surface thereof; and
an adjustment apparatus coupled with one of the pair of earcups and the continuous headband spring, the adjustment apparatus comprising:
a shoe coupled with the one of the pair of earcups and positioned in the internal slot;
a tongue coupled with the shoe and extending at least partially along the continuous headband spring; and
a resistance member coupled with the tongue for resisting movement of the tongue relative to the continuous headband spring, wherein the resistance member comprises a friction box, and wherein the friction box comprises:
a housing coupled to the continuous headband spring; and
at least a set of damping pads for engaging the tongue as the tongue moves relative to the continuous headband spring.

US Pat. No. 10,368,156

CONFIGURABLE EARBUD RETENTION AND STABILIZATION SYSTEM

1. A configurable earbud retention and stabilization system, comprising:a bendable earloop configured to fit over an ear of a user, the bendable earloop having a first end and a second end oppositely disposed relative to the first end, the bendable earloop defining a clip aperture proximate to the first end, the bendable earloop configured to be deformed into a plurality of different positions so as to provide a customized fit for the user; and
an earbud clip, the earbud clip forming a cavity configured to receive an earbud headphone therein, the earbud clip including a connecting member received within the clip aperture of the bendable earloop so as to detachably couple the earbud clip to the bendable earloop, the connecting member of the earbud clip comprising a shaft portion and a cap portion, the shaft portion of the earbud clip received within the clip aperture of the bendable earloop, and the cap portion of the earbud clip retaining the earbud clip in engagement with the bendable earloop while restricting the earbud clip to rotation about a single rotational axis which extends longitudinally through the connector member.

US Pat. No. 10,368,155

SYSTEM WITH WIRELESS EARPHONES

Koss Corporation, Milwau...

1. A wireless headphone assembly comprising:first and second earphones, wherein each of the first and second earphones comprises an acoustic transducer;
an antenna for receiving wireless signals;
a wireless communication circuit connected to the antenna, wherein the wireless communication circuit is for receiving and transmitting wireless signals to and from the wireless headphone assembly;
a processor in communication with the wireless communication circuit; and
a rechargeable battery for powering the wireless headphone assembly,
wherein the headphone assembly is configured, with the processor, to transition automatically from playing digital audio content received wirelessly by the headphone assembly via a first wireless network to playing digital audio content received wirelessly by the headphone assembly via a second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,368,153

WATERPROOF SOUND-TRANSMITTING MEMBRANE AND WATERPROOF SOUND-TRANSMITTING STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A waterproof sound-transmitting membrane comprising a sound-transmitting region consisting of a single porous membrane of polytetrafluoroethylene, the porous membrane having a through-thickness air permeability of 2 cm3/cm2/s or more as measured by Method A (Frazier method) for air permeability measurement according to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) L 1096 and a water entry pressure of 3 kPa or more as measured by Method B (high hydraulic pressure method) for waterproofness testing according to JIS L 1092,wherein the waterproof sound-transmitting membrane has a sound distortion of 60.2% or less, and
wherein the porous membrane has a water entry pressure of 20 kPa or more and 50 kPa or less.

US Pat. No. 10,368,152

MICROPHONE ARRANGEMENT

1. A microphone arrangement comprising at least three groups of microphones that are mounted on a head-wearable support structure including first and second earpads to be respectively worn next to first and second ears of a user, the at least three groups of microphones comprising a first group of microphones with one or more microphones, a second group of microphones with one or more microphones, and a third group of microphones with one or more microphones, wherein the first group is mounted to a first casing that accommodates signal transmission circuitry, the first casing being formed as part of the first earpad, the second group is mounted to slide with respect to the first casing, and the third group comprisesa first microphone mounted on the first casing,
a second microphone mounted on a second casing, the second casing being formed as part of the second earpad,
wherein the first and second microphones are arranged symmetrically with respect to a user's head when the microphone arrangement is head-worn, and provide for a directionality that is orientated to the direction of a user's vision.

US Pat. No. 10,368,151

EXTERIOR COVER WITH SPEAKER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An exterior cover for protecting a display of an electronic device, the exterior cover comprising:a cover portion configured to foldably connect to the electronic device in a first end of the cover portion, the cover portion comprising:
segments comprising:
a first segment located at a first end of the cover portion,
a second segment located at a second end of the cover portion opposite the first end, and
a third segment located between the first segment and the second segment; and
a folding axis allowing the segments to fold with respect to each other such that the folded segments support the electronic device in a cradle position when the electronic device is inclined at a first angle,
wherein the first segment comprises a first speaker, the second segment comprises a second speaker, and the third segment comprises a third speaker,
wherein the first speaker comprises a vibration plate and the first segment is in contact with a ground when the electronic device is in the cradle position, and
wherein the vibration plate reproduces sound at a low frequency band, and the second speaker and the third speaker reproduce sound at higher frequency bands.

US Pat. No. 10,368,150

CARRYING HIGH CAPACITY BIT TRANSPARENT LEASED LINE SERVICES OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL/MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING NETWORKS

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A leased line appliance (LLA) network switching system comprising:an Internet Protocol (IP) switch fabric including M parallel paths;
a first LLA coupled to a first set of leased lines and coupled to the IP switch fabric to:
receive first leased line circuits (LLCs) over a first leased line of the first set of leased lines;
convert the first LLCs to first optical data unit (ODU) cells;
map the first ODU cells into first Internet Protocol (IP) packets using user datagram protocol (UDP), each of the first IP packets having a corresponding header comprising a UDP source port number including a PCS code block ID source, a UDP destination port number including a PCS code block ID destination, a sequence number, and a timestamp; and
transmit each of the first IP packets over the IP switch fabric via a respective parallel path of the M parallel paths corresponding to each of the first IP packets; and
a second LLA coupled to a second set of leased lines and coupled to the IP switch fabric to:
receive each of the first IP packets over the IP switch fabric via the parallel path of the M parallel paths corresponding to each of the first IP packets;
de-map the first IP packets into the first ODU cells based on each corresponding header of each of the first IP packets;
convert the first ODU cells to the first LLCs; and
transmit the first LLCs over a second leased line of the second set of leased lines.

US Pat. No. 10,368,149

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A COLORLESS DIRECTIONLESS AND SUPER-CHANNEL CONTENTIONLESS (CDSC) OPTICAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a super-channel multiplexer configured to multiplex a plurality of optical signals into a super-channel optical signal, each optical signal from the plurality of optical signals having a wavelength from a plurality of wavelengths, the plurality of wavelengths having a first wavelength bandwidth, the super-channel optical signal being a multi-carrier optical signal having a second wavelength bandwidth;
a first optical cross connect switch configured to be operatively coupled to the super-channel multiplexer and a reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) degree,
the first optical cross connect switch configured to be located between the super-channel multiplexer and the ROADM degree, the first optical cross connect switch, the super-channel multiplexer, and the ROADM degree configured to be included in a colorless, directionless, and contentionless optical network,
the first optical cross connect switch configured to switch, based on the second wavelength bandwidth, the super-channel optical signal to an output port from a plurality of output ports of the first optical cross connect switch,
the first optical cross connect switch configured to transmit the super-channel optical signal from the output port to the ROADM degree,
a second optical cross connect switch configured to be operatively coupled to the super-channel multiplexer and the ROADM degree, the second optical cross connect switch configured to receive the super-channel optical signal and transmit the super-channel optical signal to the ROADM degree for redundancy protection.

US Pat. No. 10,368,148

CONFIGURABLE COMPUTING RESOURCE PHYSICAL LOCATION DETERMINATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a rack comprising a plurality of sled spaces, each of the plurality of sled spaces arranged to receive a sled having a beacon sensor coupled to the sled;
a plurality of sleds, each of the plurality of sleds disposed within a respective one of the sled spaces and having a beacon sensor, each of the plurality of sleds comprising at least one physical resource;
a sled controller, the sled controller communicatively coupled to the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds, the sled controller to:
receive information elements from the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds, the information elements from the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds to include indication of signals exchanged between the beacon and the beacon sensors; and
determine a location of a one of the sleds within the sled spaces of the rack; and
one or more beacons coupled to the rack, the one or more beacons to emit a signal to be received by one of the beacon sensors of the plurality of sleds to be used to determine a location of the corresponding sled within the rack, wherein the one or more beacons are further to send, to a remote management entity, an information element including an indication of the location of the sled within the rack and an indication of an operating condition of the at least one physical resource.

US Pat. No. 10,368,147

SERVICE AVAILABILITY MONITOR

Schweitzer Engineering La...

1. A service availability monitor comprising:a monitoring subsystem configured to interface with a plurality of monitored services and to determine an availability of the plurality of monitored services provided at a service location at a plurality of times;
a logging subsystem configured to create a log representing the availability of the plurality of monitored services;
an alert subsystem configured to generate a first user notification of an interruption of the plurality of monitored services;
a redundant communication subsystem comprising:
a first communication interface in communication with a first communication channel, and
a second communication interface in communication with a second communication channel, each of the first communication interface and the second communication interface comprising a wired connection capable of propagating electronic signals,
wherein the redundant communication subsystem is configured to transmit the first user notification from the service location to a remote location using the first communication interface when the monitoring subsystem determines that the second communication channel is unavailable, and to transmit the first user notification from the service location to the remote location using the second communication interface when the monitoring subsystem determines that the first communication channel is unavailable, the service location being physically separated from the remote location;
a redundant power source, comprising:
a primary power subsystem configured to draw power from a primary power source to power the service availability monitor; and
a backup power subsystem configured to draw power from the primary power subsystem and to provide power to the service availability monitor when power is unavailable through the primary power subsystem.

US Pat. No. 10,368,146

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENT SENSING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A sensor system, comprising:a sensor node having a sensor and an environmental sensor, the sensor includes a sensing material configured to be in contact with an ambient environment, the environmental sensor configured to acquire one or more ambient parameters of the ambient environment proximate the sensor node; and
a remote system having a communication circuit and a controller circuit, the communication circuit is configured to be wirelessly communicatively coupled to the sensor node, the controller circuit electrically coupled to the communication circuit, the controller circuit configured to:
receive an impedance response of the sensing material;
receive the one or more ambient parameters; and
analyze the impedance response of the sensing material using the one or more ambient parameters and at frequencies that provide a linear response of the sensing material to an analyte of interest and at least partially reject effects of interferences.

US Pat. No. 10,368,145

ORIGINATION AND DESTINATION BASED ROUTING

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A system comprising:a first computing device configured to be in communication with a network, the first computing device comprising:
one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first computing device to:
determine, for a call session that has been routed via the network using origin-based information associated with an origin of the call session, whether a next destination for the call session is an origin-based destination;
after determining that the next destination for the call session is an origin-based destination, determine a database corresponding to the origin-based information, wherein the database maps a plurality of origins, comprising the origin of the call session, with a plurality of next destinations, comprising the next destination for the call session;
send a request associated with the database;
determine, based at least in part on a response to the request, the next destination for the call session; and
cause the call session to be routed to the next destination for the call session; and
a second computing device configured to cause a search of the database and to provide the response to the request, based at least in part on a result of the search, to the first computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,144

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a broadcast signal by a broadcast transmitter, the method comprising:generating video data that correspond to at least one of SD resolution, HD resolution, and UHD resolution;
generating Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) subtitle data of XML subtitles that is associated with a single resolution of the video data, the XML subtitle data including subtitle text and subtitle metadata, the subtitle metadata including base dynamic range information of the XML subtitles and supplementary dynamic range information of the XML subtitles for modifying a brightness of the XML subtitles when a resolution of the video data, that is displayed with the subtitle text, is different from the single resolution,
wherein the supplementary dynamic range information further includes contrast ratio information indicating a ratio of maximum luminance to minimum luminance;
multiplexing the video data and XML subtitle data; and
transmitting the generated broadcast signal including the multiplexed video data and XML subtitle data,
wherein the subtitle metadata further includes a base Electro-Optical Transfer Function (EOTF) element and a supplementary EOTF element for a dynamic range mapping of an original luminance value of the XML subtitles to a transferred luminance value, and
the subtitle metadata further includes base bitdepth information representing a first bitdepth and supplemental bitdepth information representing a second bitdepth which is different from the first bitdepth.

US Pat. No. 10,368,142

DELIVERY OF CONTENT AND PRIORITY MESSAGES

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:based on receiving, by a computing device, from a user device based on the user device having started to receive a high priority communication message, a first signal that indicates that content being sent to the user device is to be paused, determining, from a plurality of servers, a first server that is sending the content to the user device;
sending, to the first server, a second signal to cause the first server to, for the user device, pause sending of the content at a location in the content;
determining, based on an indication that the user device has completed processing of the high priority communication message, to resume sending of the content to the user device; and
based on determining to resume sending of the content to the user device, sending, by the computing device to a second server of the plurality of servers, a third signal to cause the second server to, for the user device, resume sending of the content to the user device from the location in the content.

US Pat. No. 10,368,141

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENGAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIA CONTENT

Dooreme Inc., Atlanta, G...

1. A system for distributing media content, the system comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory stores executable instructions for causing the processor to
present a mall interface on a display of a user system, the mall interface comprising a plurality of storefronts and a search function,
detect a user selection of the search function,
display a customized search result storefront based on the user selection,
present a selectable icon on the display of the user system, wherein the selectable icon is configured to be selected by a user through a control device,
subsequent to a user selecting the selectable icon, present on the display of the user system an engagement ad interface, wherein the engagement ad interface displays an engagement ad,
monitor whether the user watched the full duration of the engagement ad, and
provide a user a smart control comprising a selectable icon displayed on a mobile device and the display of the user system, wherein initiating the smart control on the display automatically launches a mobile application on the mobile device, and wherein initiating the smart control on the mobile application on the mobile device automatically launches the mall interface on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,368,140

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, TERMINAL AND STORAGE MEDIUM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information processing method performed at a terminal having one or more processors and memory for storing programs to be executed by the one or more processors, the method comprising:while playing a video on a display device of the terminal, obtaining a video pause operation from a user and pausing the video at a current frame according to the video pause input operation;
receiving a first operation on selecting a specific location of the current frame from the user;
in response to the first operation:
selecting, within the current frame, an object occupying the specific location of the current frame corresponding to the first operation of the user;
obtaining, from the current frame played in the video, identification information of the user-selected object;
obtaining attribute information of the user-selected object according to the identification information of the user-selected object;
identifying, from the video, a preset video segment including a sequence of video frames containing the user-selected object and ending with the current frame; and
repeatedly replaying the video segment on the display device while displaying the attribute information of the user-selected object on top of the video segment until the first operation is terminated.

US Pat. No. 10,368,139

RECEIVED PATH DELAY MECHANISM

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A reception device comprising:at least one receiver and a corresponding delay buffer configured to receive portions of data for at least one data stream;
the at least one delay buffer comprising at least part of a host device and configured to store the portions of data received by a respective receiver; and
a memory configured to maintain indexing information for the or each of the delay buffers, the indexing information providing at least an indication of time points in the content of each of the portions of data; and
a controller configured to request delayed data portions from one or more of the at least one delay buffer of the host device for decoding of the delayed data portions;
the reception device configured such that each delayed data portion received by the reception device from the host device in response to each request of the controller is received as a plurality of consecutively received sub-portions, each sub-portion comprising a subset of the content of the delayed data portion, the receipt of each sub-portion taking at least a predetermined transfer time and each delayed data portion configured such that all of its constituent sub-portions are required for decoding said delayed data portion;
wherein based on a request to switch from decoding delayed data portions from a first time point to decoding delayed data portions from a different, second time point, the request received while the controller is configured to receive the delayed data portion from said first time point for decoding;
the controller is configured to perform the following;
(a) identify one or more second-time-point delayed data portions to request from the host device based on the second time point and the indexing information;
(b) request the one or more identified second-time-point delayed data portions from the host device; and
(c) while one or both of requesting and receiving the one or more second-time-point delayed data portions, request one or more delayed data portions corresponding to the first time or at least corresponding to a time subsequent thereto for decoding for at least some of a total transfer time for receiving the one or more second-time-point delayed data portions, the total transfer time comprising the sum of the predetermined transfer times for each sub-portion of the one or more identified second-time-point delayed data portions.

US Pat. No. 10,368,138

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A STATUS CHANGE OF A MULTIMEDIA ASSET IN MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for monitoring a status of a media asset, the method comprising:receiving, from a data source, status data for the media asset
retrieving, from a database, media asset metadata associated with the media asset;
retrieving, from the media asset metadata, a play flag associated with the media asset;
determining, using control circuitry, based on the play flag and the media asset metadata, that a user has begun viewing the media asset and that the user has not finished viewing the media asset;
based on the determining, retrieving, using the control circuitry, the status data that is indicative of whether the status of the media asset is scheduled to change;
determining, from the status data for the media asset, whether the status of the media asset is scheduled to change;
in response to determining that the status of the media asset is scheduled to change, generating for display, at an electronic display device and using the control circuitry, alerting information to the user of the upcoming change in status;
providing, via the electronic display device, selectable options for the user to view or record at least part of the media asset before the status changes; and
in response to receiving a selection of at least one of the selectable options:
receiving, via signal access circuitry that is adapted to receive a media source of the media asset, media data corresponding to the media asset; and
performing at least one of generating for display, via the electronic display device, the received media data and storing the received media data to a storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,137

SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING VIDEO INFORMATION AND METHOD THEREFOR

VUDU, INC., Sunnyvale, C...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer readable media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform acts of:
initiating a playback of an active media file on a screen of an electronic device;
during the playback of the active media file on the screen of the electronic device, receiving an instruction to enter an expanded view mode comprising an upward swiping motion on an expander displayed on a touch-sensitive display when the expander is closed;
responsive to receiving the instruction to enter the expanded view mode, and during the playback of the active media file on the screen of the electronic device, opening the expander displayed on the screen during the playback of the active media file, wherein:
the expander is configured, when open, to display an information mode and a poster mode on the screen at different times during the playback of the active media file;
the information mode is displayed, in response to the expander being open, as a default mode; and
the poster mode is displayed, in response to the expander being open, when a user selects an option in a preferences menu to set the poster mode as the default mode;
displaying the information mode on the screen at the expander during the playback of the active media file;
displaying the poster mode on the screen at the expander during the playback of the active media file;
receiving an instruction to end the expanded view mode; and
responsive to receiving the instruction to end the expanded view mode, and during the playback of the active media file on the screen of the electronic device, closing the expander on the screen, wherein:
the poster mode comprises a display of one or more graphical images representing one or more media files; and
displaying the information mode on the screen during the playback of the active media file comprises displaying at least one of synopsis information of the active media file, cast information of the active media file, rating information of the active media file, genre information of the active media file, length information of the active media file, or a year of release of the active media file.

US Pat. No. 10,368,136

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK AND CHAT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:receiving, by a resource controller of a viewer device, an indication that performance of a live streaming video playback of media content has experienced: dropped frames and a quality level of fragments of the media content requested from a media server has been downgraded;
reducing, by the resource controller, central processing unit (CPU) capacity allocated to a live chat concurrently provided with the live streaming video playback of the media content in response to the performance experiencing dropped frames; and
reducing, by the resource controller, bandwidth of a communication connection of the viewer device allocated to the live chat in response to the quality level being downgraded.

US Pat. No. 10,368,135

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROCESSING

HSNi, LLC, St. Petersbur...

1. A system for transmitting information to a user of a step-top box, the system comprising:a database configured to store user registration data and product information data relating to a plurality of products;
a set-top box communicatively coupled to a remote control device having a touch screen;
a server configured to:
broadcast the product information data of at least one of the plurality of products to a plurality of set-top boxes, including the set-top box, to be displayed on touch screens of a plurality of remote control devices communicatively coupled to the plurality of set-top boxes, respectively, without the product information data being designated for a specific user of one of the plurality of set-top boxes, and
transmit updated product information data that replaces at least a portion of the previously transmitted product information data of the at least one of the plurality of products to the plurality of set-top boxes to be displayed on the touch screens of the plurality of remote control devices, respectively; and
a processor configured to:
compare data relating to a transaction request from a user of the set-top box with user registration data of the user stored in the database to identify the user, and
generate personalized user transaction data and personalized product information for the identified user of the set-top box,
wherein the server is further configured to transmit programming instructions that include the personalized user transaction data and the personalized product information to the set-top box, such that the programming instructions configure the set-top box to control the remote control device communicatively coupled to the set-top box to display the personalized product information in a customized manner on the touch screen of the remote control device, with the customized manner of display being different than the display of the product information data that is broadcast to the plurality of set-top boxes.

US Pat. No. 10,368,133

MEDIA RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system comprising:a memory; and
at least one processor to:
transmit information associated with a plurality of talents to a client computing device;
receive a selection of at least one talent of the plurality of talents from the client computing device associated with a user profile;
determine a list of shows featuring the at least one talent, each show in the list of shows having one of an IMDb rating greater than or equal to a particular threshold and a Rotten Tomatoes rating greater than or equal to a particular threshold;
transmit the list of shows featuring the at least one talent to the client computing device;
receive feedback for each show of the list of shows from the client computing device; and
transmit a list of recommended shows available from subscribed media providers to the client computing device based on the feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,368,132

RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM TO ENHANCE VIDEO CONTENT RECOMMENDATION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An online system for generating content recommendations for a target user of the system, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium configured to store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform steps comprising:
maintaining, by the online system, a collection of publicly available videos;
generating a plurality of sets of video candidates selected from the collection of publicly available videos by:
accessing a plurality of recommendation functions that each apply different types of selection criteria to uniquely select and rank the video candidates for the set that corresponds to that recommendation function, the video candidates each having a ranking score for ranking relative to other video candidates in the set; and
receiving, from each recommendation function, the set of video candidates selected and ranked by the recommendation function, each set of video candidates representing video content that is likely to be of interest to the target user, the sets of video candidates selected from the collection of publicly available videos to supplement a display for the target user of other video content posted by the target user's connections in the online system;
filtering the video candidates from the sets from each of the recommendation functions to remove one or more video candidates that violate a video content policy of the online system;
performing a second ranking of the filtered video candidates as a combined group from the sets by:
extracting features from the filtered video candidates;
assigning weights to the features associated with the filtered video candidates, a weight of a feature generated by a ranking model trained on the features of the video candidates, and indicating a relative importance of the feature to the target user;
generating ranking scores for the filtered video candidates based on the weights of the features associated with the filtered video candidates; and
selecting a plurality of videos from the filtered video candidates as recommendations to the target user based on the ranking scores associated with the video candidates; and
providing for display to the target user the selected videos along with other video content posted by the target user's connections in the online system.

US Pat. No. 10,368,131

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AUDIO-VIDEO CONTENT RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON PROMOTION FREQUENCY

SLING MEDIA LLC, Foster ...

1. A method for providing recommendations for audio/video content, the method comprising:identifying highly-promoted sets of audio/video content, by:
obtaining, by a computing device, a plurality of promotion frequencies, each of the plurality of promotion frequencies comprising a rate of presentation of promotional advertisements for one respective television program via one respective television broadcast network;
identifying, by the computing device, a subset of the plurality of promotion frequencies indicative of the highly-promoted sets of audio/video content, by:
determining a typical frequency associated with the promotional advertisements presented by the broadcast network;
comparing the frequencies to the typical frequency; and
when a first one of the frequencies is greater than the typical frequency, determining that the first one of the frequencies indicates a highly-promoted set of audio/video content comprising a television program, wherein the subset includes the first one;
identifying potential highly-promoted viewing options of interest to a user, by:
comparing, by the computing device, the subset to viewing habits of a user to identify corresponding data between the television program and the viewing habits;
determining, by the computing device, recommendations for potential viewing by the user, based on the corresponding data, wherein the recommendations indicate the highly-promoted set of audio/video content comprising the television program; and presenting the potential highly-promoted viewing options of interest to the user, by:
displaying the recommendations for potential viewing, via a display device communicatively coupled to the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,130

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CORRECT ERRORS IN AUDIENCE MEASUREMENTS FOR MEDIA ACCESSED USING OVER THE TOP DEVICES

THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US),...

3. An apparatus comprising:a demographic corrector to:
identify first impression data received from a computer, the first impression data including demographic data of users, the computer producing a misattribution error in the first impression data, the misattribution error corresponding to a difference between reported demographics in the first impression data and actual demographics corresponding to the first impression data;
generate a model based on a difference between the first impression data and second data, the model to determine a demographic dependency between two demographic categories; and
generate corrected demographic data based on the demographic dependency by applying the model to the first impression data; and
a viewership assigner to correct the misattribution error produced by the computer by assigning viewership to an impression associated with the first impression data using the corrected demographic data, at least one of the demographic corrector or the viewership assigner is a logic circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,368,129

METHOD OF PROCESSING VIDEO DATA, DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND DATA CONSTRUCT

1. A video data processing device comprising:a processor, a non-transitory computer readable medium communicatively connected to the processor, and at least one sensor device communicatively connected to at least one of the processor and the non-transitory computer readable medium, the at least one sensor device configured to collect information relating to motions and gestures of at least one object;
the video data processing device configured to identify undesirable image contents contained in first video data based on a result of motion and gesture recognition that is based on the information relating to motions and gestures obtained via the at least one sensor device, said undesirable image contents including inappropriate body expression and provide content information relating to any identified undesirable image contents;
the video data processing device configured to identify indicators in a situation or scene recorded in the first video data that increase the likelihood of undesirable image contents to be contained in said first video data in the future based on recognized motions and gestures and set an alert state for the at least one sensor device in which a scanning rate for the at least one sensor device is increased and/or a scanning resolution of the at least one sensor device is increased in response to detection of the indicators.

US Pat. No. 10,368,128

MEMORY ALLOCATION TYPE FOR MEDIA BUFFER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer device, comprising:a memory to store data and instructions;
a processor in communication with the memory;
an operating system in communication with the memory and the processor, wherein the operating system is operable to:
receive a plurality of camera resource requests from a plurality of applications to use a camera resource;
determine a memory type to allocate to the plurality of applications for the camera resource in response to the plurality of camera resource requests and compatibility information of the camera resource;
determine a buffer and a buffer type to provide each of the plurality of applications in response to an access mode of the camera resource, wherein the buffer type comprises one or more of a shared type, a copy type, or a secure type; and
provide each of the plurality of applications access to a respective determined buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,368,127

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IDENTIFY AND CREDIT MEDIA USING RATIOS OF MEDIA CHARACTERISTICS

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. An apparatus to identify media, comprising:a delta calculator to:
determine a first ratio based on a first time interval and a second time interval of a monitored media signal; and
determine a second ratio based on the second time interval and a third time interval of the monitored media signal; and
a signature generator to:
generate a monitored media ratio signature based on the first and second ratios; and
initiate transmission of the monitored media ratio signature to a recipient that is to compare the monitored media ratio signature with a reference ratio signature to identify the media;
at least one of the delta calculator or the signal generator implemented by at least one of a processor or hardware.

US Pat. No. 10,368,126

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT OR CONFLICTS FROM MULTIPLE RECEIVING DEVICES ON A SECOND SCREEN DEVICE

The DIRECTV Group, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:wirelessly requesting, at a second screen device, scheduled recording data from a set top box;
receiving, at the second screen device, scheduled recording data from the set top box at the second screen device, said scheduled recording data comprising a plurality of scheduled recording events;
displaying the scheduled recording events on a calendar screen display that simultaneously displays at least three consecutive days, each day having a plurality of timeslots, said scheduled recording events displayed in multiple timeslots for the at least three days;
determining conflicting scheduled recording events between at least two scheduled recording events based on the scheduled recording data;
displaying a screen indicator at the second screen device indicative of the conflict by displaying at least one of changing a color of a font of the conflicting scheduled recording events, underlining the conflicting scheduled recording events, placing a box around the conflicting scheduled recording events, and placing an indicator next to the conflicting scheduled recording events; and
selecting the screen indicator to initiate removing the conflict.

US Pat. No. 10,368,124

REAL-TIME AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

TiVo Solutions Inc., San...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first server, an instant message from a client system comprising television viewer data, wherein the television viewer data includes:
a user client operational command input
and an identity of media content and
the television viewer data specifies the first server as recipient of the instant message, wherein the instant message is sent over an SSL connection that is maintained between the first server and the client system, and wherein the SSL connection is automatically reconnected if the connection is dropped;
analyzing data from the television viewer data;
generating output information using the analyzed data; and
transmitting the output information using the analyzed data to a second server.

US Pat. No. 10,368,123

INFORMATION PUSHING METHOD, TERMINAL AND SERVER

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An information pushing method, comprising:acquiring, by a terminal, a key frame of a currently-played video;
acquiring, by the terminal, a characteristic value of the key frame according to picture information of the key frame, wherein the characteristic value of the key frame is an integer comprising a plurality of first data bits that are different bits of two hash values;
acquiring, by a server according to the characteristic value of the key frame, pushing information corresponding to the characteristic value, wherein the acquiring, according to the characteristic value of the key frame, pushing information corresponding to the characteristic value comprises:
determining, for each piece of to-be-pushed information in pre-stored multiple pieces of to-be-pushed information, whether a quantity of second data bits comprised in a characteristic value of the to-be-pushed information is less than a first preset value, wherein each of the second data bits has a different value from a corresponding first data bit comprised in the characteristic value of the key frame, and
if the quantity of the second data bits is less than the first preset value, determining the to-be-pushed information as the pushing information; or,
determining, for each piece of to-be-pushed information in the pre-stored multiple pieces of to-be-pushed information, whether a percentage accounted for by the second data bits in the characteristic value of the to-be-pushed information is less than a second preset value, and
if the percentage accounted for by the second data bits is less than the second preset value, determining the to-be-pushed information as the pushing information; and
displaying, by the terminal, the pushing information in a process of playing the currently-played video,
wherein the acquiring a characteristic value of the key frame according to picture information of the key frame comprises:
zooming out the key frame, to obtain a first processed picture;
performing color simplification processing on the first processed picture, to obtain a second processed picture;
calculating a grayscale value of each pixel point in the second processed picture;
calculating an average grayscale value of all pixel points in the second processed picture;
comparing the grayscale value of each pixel point with the average grayscale value, to obtain multiple comparison results; and
obtaining the characteristic value of the key frame according to the multiple comparison results, and
wherein the characteristic value of the to-be-pushed information is acquired in a same manner as the characteristic value of the key frame.

US Pat. No. 10,368,122

MEDIA SHARING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A media sharing and communication system, consisting of:a recording mechanism that records a desired portion of media upon activation by a first individual user who is not a content provider, the portion of media being less than a full media episode;
a friend request mechanism for sending and receiving friend requests between users to be approved to receive and share media and wherein the friend request mechanism suggests friends who have similar interests of the first individual user;
a first user transmitter/receiver included in a first user system that transmits the portion of media and a message generated by the first individual user regarding the portion of media to a second individual user who is not a content provider, the first user system including a first user interface having an input device and screen view that is generated by software stored on a memory device of the first user transmitter/receiver, the first user system including a user profile generator interface;
a confirmation mechanism that confirms that the second individual user is authorized to view the portion of media and a notification mechanism that notifies the first individual user if the second individual user is not authorized to receive the portion of media and notifies the second individual user that the portion of media cannot be received due to programming configuration subscribed to by the second individual user; and
a second user transmitter/receiver included in a second user system that receives the portion of media upon authorization of the second individual user; the second user system including a second user interface having an input device and screen view that is generated by software stored on a memory device of the second user transmitter/receiver, the second user system including a user profile generator interface.

US Pat. No. 10,368,121

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING DATA

ROKU, INC., Los Gatos, C...

1. A method for collecting viewing data comprising:running, on a client device in an open development environment, a third-party channel application located in a first sandboxed virtual operating environment on a first layer of an operating system of a user device, wherein the third-party channel application comprises channel metadata not available from outside the third-party channel application;
receiving an application interface (API) call, from the third-party channel application, for a graphic rendering module located in a second sandboxed virtual operating environment on a second layer of the operating system, wherein the graphic rendering module is a non-playback module, wherein the second layer is an application layer below the first layer, and wherein the second sandboxed virtual operating environment is configured to prevent direct access from the third-party channel application located in the first sandboxed virtual operating environment on the first layer of the operating system of the user device;
performing passive data collection on the client device, wherein the passive data collection comprises intercepting, between the third-party channel application and the graphic rendering module, the channel metadata sent from the third-party channel application to the graphic rendering module;
determining identifying information of a content based on the intercepted channel metadata;
generating an entertainment profile for a user by associating the identifying information with a user profile of the user device; and
storing the determined identifying information of the content; the entertainment profile for the user, and a relation of the determined identifying information of the content to the entertainment profile for the user.

US Pat. No. 10,368,120

AVATAR INTEGRATED SHARED MEDIA EXPERIENCE

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method for facilitating shared media consumption among two or more users associated with respective computing devices communicatively coupled via a network, the method comprising:receiving data indicative of two or more users associated with respective computing devices;
receiving a selection of a media content item to be concurrently rendered on the respective computing devices;
sending, to the respective computing devices of the two or more users, data of the media content item selected;
allowing an identified remote holder of the two or more users to send information pertaining to content playback of the media content item selected, the information comprising playback status, identification of the media content item, and a current time code associated with the media content item;
based on the information, allowing control of content playback on the respective computing devices of other users of the two or more users based at least in part on differences in the information pertaining to the content playback between the respective computing devices;
receiving a request from another user other than the identified remote holder requesting for remote holder status;
in response to receiving the request, allowing the identified remote holder to select to retain the remote holder status or transfer the remote holder status to the other user; and
when the identified remote holder selects to transfer the remote holder status, then facilitating the transfer of the remote holder status to the other user to allow the other user to obtain the control of the content playback.

US Pat. No. 10,368,118

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING VIDEO CONTENT RECORDINGS

1. A computing device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory resource that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
detecting a utilization of the memory resource that exceeds a threshold, wherein the threshold is less than a capacity of the memory resource;
obtaining a video recording schedule for the computing device;
determining a viewing threshold;
identifying a most recent viewing time for each video recording listed in the video recording schedule resulting in a group of most recent viewing times;
identifying a video recording from the video recording schedule that does not satisfy the viewing threshold based on a most recent viewing for the video recording resulting in an identified video recording;
identifying a mitigation option for the identified video recording to mitigate the utilization of the memory resource, wherein the mitigation option includes a change in the video recording schedule identifying candidate scheduled recordings based on a frequency of presentation of scheduled recordings;
generating a notice describing the utilization of the memory resource responsive to the detecting of the utilization of the memory resource exceeding the threshold, wherein the notice includes the mitigation option;
transmitting the notice over a wireless network to a portable communication device, wherein the notice is not provided to any device with a wired connection to the computing device; and
receiving a response message from the portable communication device that includes instructions to manage the memory resource of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,116

ROLL-OFF PARAMETER DETERMINING METHOD AND MODULE

MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC....

1. A roll-off parameter determining device, disposed at a receiving terminal, the receiving terminal comprising an analyzing module, the analyzing module analyzing a first frame and a second frame to identify first roll-off information in the first frame and second roll-off information in the second frame, the first frame being adjacent to the second frame, the roll-off parameter determining device comprising:a register unit, storing the first roll-off information;
a first determining unit, determining whether one of the first roll-off information and the second roll-off information comprises a first data type according to the first roll-off information received from the register unit and the second roll-off information received from the analyzing module to generate a first roll-off parameter indicator;
a second determining unit, determining whether at least one of the first roll-off information and the second roll-off information comprises a second data type according to the first roll-off information received from the register unit and the second roll-off information received from the analyzing module to generate a second roll-off parameter indicator; and
a look-up table (LUT) unit, looking up an LUT according to the first roll-off parameter indicator and the second roll-off parameter indicator to output a roll-off parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,368,115

TRANSMITTING METHOD, RECEIVING METHOD, TRANSMITTING DEVICE, AND RECEIVING DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A transmitting method for transmitting a first stream related to content of an image or audio, the method comprising:transmitting the first stream, the first stream including:
timing update identification information indicating whether or not a correspondence relationship between a first reference clock and a second reference clock has been updated, the first reference clock being used to transmit and receive the first stream, and the second reference clock being used to transmit and receive a second stream related to another content to be reproduced in synchronization with the content related to the first stream;
a first time according to the first reference clock; and
a second time according to the second reference clock, the second time being associated with the first time based on the updated correspondence relationship,
wherein the timing update identification information is a flag indicating whether or not the correspondence relationship between the first reference clock and the second reference clock has been updated,
wherein the second stream is transmitted independently of the first stream,
wherein the first stream is adapted for being reproduced in synchronization with the second stream which is transmitted independently of the first stream, and
wherein the transmitting method further comprises storing the timing update identification information and the second time in a TEMI (Timeline and External Media Information) access unit of the first stream.

US Pat. No. 10,368,114

MEDIA CHANNEL CREATION BASED ON FREE-FORM MEDIA INPUT SEEDS

Pandora Media, LLC, Oakl...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a media channel including a plurality of media items, comprising:storing a set of media items, each media item stored with a predetermined plurality of media item scores, each media item score for the media item describing a magnitude of the media item's relevance to a distinct ambiguous entity term from a set of ambiguous entity terms;
storing a plurality of predetermined entity scores, each entity score associated with a corresponding ambiguous entity term from the set of ambiguous entity terms and describing an importance of the corresponding ambiguous entity term in media input seeds;
receiving a request for a media channel from a client device of a user, the request including a textual free-form media input seed that comprises a plurality of ambiguous entity terms input by the user, wherein an ambiguous entity term of the plurality of ambiguous entity terms does not identify an entity within a set of valid entity types related to the set of media items, the valid set of entity types having meaning within a music context and the valid set of entity types including a musicological feature;
identifying, for each ambiguous entity term from the plurality of ambiguous entity terms input by the user, a plurality of media items that are correlated with the ambiguous entity term from the set of media items, the correlation of a media item to an ambiguous entity term based on the media item's predetermined media item score indicating a magnitude of the media item's relevance to the ambiguous entity term;
generating, for each ambiguous entity term, a media playlist to generate a plurality of media playlists, each media playlist including the identified plurality of media items that are correlated with the ambiguous entity term;
calculating ranking scores for the identified plurality of media items included in the plurality of media playlists, a ranking score for a media item from the identified plurality of media items based on a stored entity score for the ambiguous entity term that is associated with the media playlist that includes the media item and the media item's media item score indicating a magnitude of the media item's relevance to the ambiguous entity term;
ranking the identified plurality of media items based on the calculated ranking scores; and
combining the plurality of media playlists for the plurality of ambiguous entity terms included in the textual free-form media input seed into the media channel by selecting a subset of the identified plurality of media items to include in the media channel based on the ranking; and
providing the media channel to the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,112

TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMMERSIVE USER SENSORY EXPERIENCE SHARING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A computing device for sensory experience sharing, the computing device comprising:a crowdsourcing aggregation module to receive sensor data from a plurality of experience computing devices, wherein the sensor data is indicative of a local sensory experience associated with each of the experience computing devices, and wherein the sensor data received from a first experience computing device of the plurality of experience computing devices is captured by the first experience computing device from an unmanned aerial vehicle;
an initial settings module to initialize one or more user preferences associated with a user of the distance computing device based on a search of one or more social media databases for user preferences of other users meeting one or more demographic attributes of the user of the distance computing device;
an experience analysis module to analyze the sensor data to generate combined sensory experience data, wherein the combined sensory experience data is indicative of the local sensory experiences associated with the experience computing devices; and
a distance module to (i) transmit the combined sensory experience data to a distance computing device, wherein the distance computing device is distant from the plurality of experience computing devices, (ii) receive user preferences associated with the user of the distance computing device from the distance computing device in response to transmission of the combined sensory experience data to the distance computing device, wherein the user preferences are based on biometric feedback data associated with the user of the distance computing device that is indicative of a physical response of the user of the distance computing device, wherein the physical response is indicative of a state of mind of the user of the distance computing device, and (iii) adjust the combined sensory experience data based on the user preferences.

US Pat. No. 10,368,111

DIGITAL TELEVISION CHANNEL TRENDING

1. A method, comprising:maintaining a first portion of a multimedia program in a multimedia cache of a network edge device;
receiving a multicast join request associated with:
a set-top box; and
the multimedia program;
sending a first portion of the multimedia program to the set-top box from the multimedia cache of the network edge device, wherein sending the first portion comprises sending the first portion to the set-top box at an accelerated rate, wherein the accelerated rate is greater than a normal playback rate for the multimedia program;
directing the set-top box to a multicast replicator for a second portion of the multimedia program;
receiving an indication of the set-top box receiving the second portion;
causing a viewership statistic server to increment a particular counter indicative of a number of set-top boxes tuned to the multimedia program, wherein causing the viewership statistic server to increment the particular counter includes:
detecting a handoff, wherein the handoff comprises a transition of a source of the multimedia program from the network edge device to the multicast replicator;
responsive to detecting the handoff from the network edge device to the multicast replicator, causing a viewership statistic server to increment a particular counter indicative of a number of set-top boxes tuned to the multimedia program;
recording time-stamped information indicative of the set-top box receiving the second portion; and
sending the time-stamped information to a viewership statistic data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,110

SMOOTH MEDIA DATA SWITCHING FOR MEDIA PLAYERS

VisualOn, Inc., San Jose...

1. A system for smooth media data switching, comprising:an interface to:
receive a potential change indication from a user of a potential change to a media player parameter of a current video stream the user is watching, wherein the potential change indication comprises zooming in on a particular video area of the current video stream, wherein the media player parameter comprises a viewing angle selection type; and
receive a change indication from the user to change the media player parameter of the current video stream; and
a processor to:
determine a plurality of predicted pre-buffer streams in response to the potential change indication from the user, wherein a plurality of viewing angle streams are related to the particular video area of the current video stream zoomed in on, wherein the plurality of predicted pre-buffer streams corresponds to a top N predicted potential changes to the media player parameter;
provide the plurality of predicted pre-buffer streams in addition to the current video stream to a user device associated with the user, wherein the plurality of predicted pre-buffer streams are provided to the user device for pre-buffering, wherein providing the plurality of predicted pre-buffer streams begins after the potential change indication from the user, wherein the plurality of predicted pre-buffer streams comprises a plurality of viewing angle streams; and
in response to the change indication to change the media player parameter, determine whether the change to the media player parameter of the current video stream corresponds to one of the plurality of predicted pre-buffer streams.

US Pat. No. 10,368,108

DOWNSTREAM VIDEO COMPOSITION

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method of multi-layered video processing video at a video source and a display device, said video source comprising a composition engine having a composition buffer, said method comprising:at said video source:
forming decoded video images by decoding a first input video bitstream comprising compressed video;
forming decoded overlay images by decoding a second input graphics bitstream received as an auxiliary bitstream in addition to the first input video bitstream and comprising graphics overlay data, said decoded overlay images associated with said decoded video images; and
forming a plurality of additional decoded overlay images from a plurality of additional input bitstreams comprising additional graphics overlay data;
compositing, via said composition engine, said additional decoded overlay images with said decoded overlay images formed from said second input graphics bitstream to form composited overlay images;
configuring said composition engine, capable of compositing images, to not composite said decoded overlay images with said decoded video images;
concurrently transmitting to said display device capable of compositing images, a first stream comprising said decoded video images and a second stream comprising said composited overlay images;
at said display device:
receiving said first and second streams;
selectively performing image processing on said received decoded video images, without having composited said overlay images with said received video images, to form enhanced video images;
compositing, pixels from each of said composited overlay images with respective pixels from each of said enhanced video images to form output images for display at said display device.

US Pat. No. 10,368,107

INTRA VIDEO CODING USING A DECOUPLED TREE STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of coding video data, the method comprising:forming a most probable mode (MPM) candidate list for a chroma block of the video data, at least in part by:
adding, to the MPM candidate list, one or more derived modes (DMs) associated with a luma block of the video data, the luma block corresponding to the chroma block, and a plurality of luma prediction modes that can be used for coding luminance components of the video data;
adding one or more linear model (LM) modes to the MPM candidate list;
determining whether the one or more LM modes comprise a first instance of a first LM mode and one or more additional instances of the first LM mode; and
omitting the one or more additional instances of the LM mode from the MPM candidate list in response to a determination that the first LM mode was used to predict one or more neighboring chroma blocks of the chroma block;
selecting a mode from the MPM candidate list; and
coding the chroma block according to the mode selected from the MPM candidate list.

US Pat. No. 10,368,106

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTIMIZING ENCODING/DECODING OF COMPENSATION OFFSETS FOR A SET OF RECONSTRUCTED SAMPLES OF AN IMAGE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of encoding at least a part of an image comprising a plurality of samples, each sample comprising at least two components, the method comprising:encoding a first chroma component and a second chroma component of at least one sample of the image to provide at least one encoded sample;
determining a set of filtering parameters for performing sample adaptive offset loop filtering on the image part, the set of filtering parameters comprising:
a sample adaptive offset type parameter indicating whether edge-type, band-type or no sample adaptive offset loop filtering is used for the at least one sample, said sample adaptive offset type parameter being a common filtering parameter for filtering both the first and second chroma components; and
at least one further filtering parameter, which is a dedicated filtering parameter for filtering an individual one of the first and second chroma components.

US Pat. No. 10,368,105

METADATA DESCRIBING NOMINAL LIGHTING CONDITIONS OF A REFERENCE VIEWING ENVIRONMENT FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing system comprising:a buffer configured to receive video;
a pre-processor configured to master content of the video by selectively adjusting at least some sample values of the video based on one or more of (a) characteristics of a reference display device, and (b) one or more nominal lighting conditions of a reference viewing environment in place when mastering the content of the video;
a metadata generator configured to generate metadata that describes the one or more nominal lighting conditions of the reference viewing environment in place when mastering the content of the video, wherein the metadata includes:
one or more parameters that specify a nominal level of ambient light in the reference viewing environment, the one or more parameters that specify the nominal level of ambient light including an indicator of light per unit of area in units of lux; and
one or more parameters that specify a nominal color characteristic of the ambient light in the reference viewing environment, the one or more parameters that specify the nominal color characteristic of ambient light including normalized x and y chromaticity coordinates in a multi-dimensional mapping of values in a color space; and
a buffer configured to store the metadata for output with encoded data for the video, wherein the metadata is organized for output as part of a video elementary bitstream for the video, the video elementary bitstream also including the encoded data for the video.

US Pat. No. 10,368,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMISSION OF SYNCHRONIZED PHYSICAL AND VISIBLE IMAGES FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining physical data and visual data of at least one portion of an object, the physical data comprising vector quantized data in the form of hidden Markov model derived vectors;
encoding the physical data into a sequence of object frames, wherein each object frame represents a set of time-specific physical attributes of the at least one portion of the object;
encoding the visual data into a sequence of image frames, wherein each image frame represents a time-specific visual representation of the at least one portion of the object;
synchronizing and interlacing the sequence of object frames and the sequence of image frames to produce an interlaced data stream;
transmitting the interlaced data stream via a communication channel to a display device;
decoding the interlaced data stream by bypassing every object frame in the interlaced data stream to produce a visual data stream;
decoding the interlaced data by bypassing every image frame in the interlaced data stream to produce a physical data stream;
configuring the display device according to the decoded physical data to form a three-dimensional surface by deflecting each pin in an electro-mechanical pin field to a z-depth defined by the physical data; and
presenting the decoded visual data on the three-dimensional surface.

US Pat. No. 10,368,103

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING

1. A method of decoding an image, comprising:generating a prediction block for a current block;
receiving information of a block size, wherein the information of the block size is determined by an encoder, and wherein whether a skip of a transform process is applicable is determined based on a comparison of the information of the block size with a current block size;
decoding information indicating whether the skip of the transform process is applied, in response to the comparison of the information of the block size with the current block size representing that the skip of the transform process is applicable;
determining whether to perform an inverse transform on the current block based on the decoded information indicating whether the skip of the transform process is applied;
performing the inverse transform on the current block to generate a residual block for the current block;
reconstructing the current block based on the prediction block and the residual block; and
applying filtering on the reconstructed current block,
wherein the prediction block is generated by performing intra prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,368,102

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING

1. A method of decoding an image, comprising:generating a prediction block for a current block;
receiving information of a block size, wherein the information of the block size is determined by an encoder, and wherein whether a skip of a transform process is applicable is determined based on a comparison of the information of the block size with a current block size;
decoding information indicating whether the skip of the transform process is applied, in response to the comparison of the information of the block size with the current block size representing that the skip of the transform process is applicable;
determining whether to perform an inverse transform on the current block based on the decoded information indicating whether the skip of the transform process is applied;
performing the inverse transform on the current block to generate a residual block for the current block; and
reconstructing the current block based on the prediction block and the residual block,
wherein the prediction block is generated by performing intra prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,368,101

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING

1. A method of decoding an image, comprising:generating a prediction block for a current block;
receiving information of a block size, wherein the information of the block size is determined by an encoder, and wherein whether a skip of a transform process is applicable is determined based on a comparison of the information of the block size with a current block size;
decoding information indicating whether the skip of the transform process is applied, in response to the comparison of the information of the block size with the current block size representing that the skip of the transform process is applicable;
determining whether to perform an inverse transform on the current block based on the decoded information indicating whether the skip of the transform process is applied;
performing the inverse transform on the current block to generate a residual block for the current block; and
reconstructing the current block based on the prediction block and the residual block.

US Pat. No. 10,368,099

COLOR REMAPPING INFORMATION SEI MESSAGE SIGNALING FOR DISPLAY ADAPTATION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of processing decoded video data, the method comprising:determining, by a video decoding unit, a peak brightness value of a current display;
obtaining, by the video decoding unit and for a picture of video data, one or more colour remapping information (CRI) supplemental enhancement information (SEI) messages that each correspond to a respective peak brightness value of a set of peak brightness values, wherein each respective CRI SEI message of the CRI SEI messages includes a respective colour_remap_id syntax element that indicates the respective peak brightness value;
determining, for each respective CRI SEI message of the CRI SEI messages, the respective peak brightness value based on a value of the respective colour_remap_id syntax element included in the respective CRI SEI message;
selecting, by the video decoding unit and based on the peak brightness value of the current display, a CRI SEI message of the one or more CRI SEI messages;
colour remapping, by the video decoding unit and based on the selected CRI SEI message, samples of the picture of video data; and
outputting, by the video decoding unit and for display at the current display, the colour remapped samples of the picture of video data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,098

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING PREDICTION MODE OF DEPTH IMAGE FOR INTERLAYER VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An interlayer video decoding method comprising:obtaining prediction-mode information of a current block of a depth image from a bitstream;
generating a prediction block of the current block based on the prediction-mode information; and
decoding the depth image by using the prediction block,
wherein the obtaining of the prediction-mode information of the current block from the bitstream comprises:
receiving a first flag, a second flag, and a third flag, wherein the first flag indicates whether prediction of the current block by dividing the current block into two or more partitions according to a pattern is permitted, the second flag indicates whether the depth image permits blocks of the depth image to be predicted by dividing the blocks into two or more partitions by using a wedgelet, and the third flag indicates whether the depth image permits the blocks of the depth image to be predicted by dividing the blocks into two or more partitions by using a contour; and
receiving a fourth flag from the bitstream when predetermined conditions determined based on the first to third flags are satisfied, wherein the fourth flag represents information regarding a type of a method of dividing the current block into two or more partitions according to the pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,368,097

APPARATUS, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CODING AND DECODING CHROMA COMPONENTS OF TEXTURE PICTURES FOR SAMPLE PREDICTION OF DEPTH PICTURES

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a depth view component map;
decoding one or both chroma components of a coded texture picture into one or two decoded chroma sample arrays;
obtaining a reference sample array on the basis of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays by modifying said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, said modifying comprising:
segmenting said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays, wherein said segmenting comprises creating a histogram of sample values of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays;
replacing the sample values in each segment by a representative value of said each segment wherein the representative value is derived from comparing segments of the histogram sample values of said one or two decoded chroma sample arrays with sample values of one or more regions of the depth map and using the sample values of the depth region spatially overlapping a majority of samples of a chroma sample array segment as the values of respective samples in each segment; and
forming a decoded depth view component on the basis of said reference sample array.

US Pat. No. 10,368,094

LUMA-BASED CHROMA INTRA-PREDICTION FOR VIDEO CODING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method comprising:filtering reconstructed neighboring samples of a reconstructed down sampled luma block of a digital video frame;
computing parameters ? and ? of a linear model using the filtered, reconstructed neighboring samples of the reconstructed down sampled luma block and reconstructed neighboring samples of a corresponding chroma block, wherein the linear model is PredC[x,y]=?·RecL?[x,y]+?, wherein x and y are sample coordinates, PredC is predicted chroma samples, and RecL? is samples of the reconstructed down sampled luma block; and
computing samples of a predicted chroma block from corresponding samples of the reconstructed down sampled luma block using the linear model and the parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,368,093

LINE-BASED COMPRESSION FOR DIGITAL IMAGE DATA

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of compressing digital image data comprising:computing a minimum absolute sample difference (MASD) for a pixel in a line of pixels based on neighboring pixels, wherein the neighboring pixels comprise a left neighboring pixel in the line of pixels, a top left neighboring pixel in a previous line of pixels, and a top neighboring pixel in the previous line of pixels, and wherein computing the MASD comprises computing an absolute sample difference (ASD) between the top left neighboring pixel and the top neighboring pixel, an ASD between the top left neighboring pixel and the left neighboring pixel, and an ASD between the top left neighboring pixel and an interpolated pixel value computed from the top neighboring pixel and the left neighboring pixel;
computing a pixel predictor and a pixel residual for the pixel based on the MASD; and
selectively encoding the pixel residual using one of an entropy code or run mode encoding.

US Pat. No. 10,368,092

ENCODER-SIDE DECISIONS FOR BLOCK FLIPPING AND SKIP MODE IN INTRA BLOCK COPY PREDICTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. In a computing device with a video encoder or an image encoder, a method comprising:deciding whether a current block in a current picture is to be encoded using an intra block copy (“BC”) prediction in a skip mode, including:
performing a hash-based block matching for the current block;
determining that the hash-based block matching fails for the current block;
determining a reference region in the current picture, including selecting a predicted block vector (“BV”) value for the current block from among multiple available BV values in a neighborhood around the current block, wherein the predicted BV value indicates a displacement to the reference region in the current picture; and
determining that input sample values of the reference region identically match corresponding input sample values of the current block, a quantization parameter (“QP”) value for the current block being greater than or equal to a QP value for the reference region; and
encoding the current block using the intra BC prediction in the skip mode, the skip mode using the predicted BV value for the current block; and
outputting in a bitstream encoded data, wherein the bitstream lacks a BV differential value for the current block and lacks residual data for the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,368,091

BLOCK FLIPPING AND SKIP MODE IN INTRA BLOCK COPY PREDICTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing device comprising:one or more buffers configured to store a picture of screen capture content from a sequence of pictures of screen capture content; and
a video encoder configured to encode screen capture content, wherein the video encoder is configured to perform operations comprising:
determining an intra block copy (“BC”) prediction region for a current block in the picture based on a reference region in the picture, wherein the intra BC prediction region is flipped relative to the reference region, including:
determining the reference region; and
performing one of:
(a) flipping the reference region and assigning sample values at respective positions of the flipped reference region to sample values at respective positions of the intra BC prediction region;
(b) assigning sample values at respective positions of the reference region to the sample values at the respective positions of the intra BC prediction region, and flipping the intra BC prediction region; and
(c) assigning the sample values at the respective positions of the reference region to sample values at corresponding positions of the intra BC prediction region, wherein the corresponding positions account for the flipping of the intra BC prediction region relative to the reference region;
encoding the current block using the intra BC prediction region; and
outputting encoded data in a bitstream, the encoded data including an indication of how the intra BC prediction region is flipped relative to the reference region, wherein the indication of how the intra BC prediction region is flipped relative to the reference region is one or more syntax elements in the bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,368,090

INTRA-PREDICTION METHOD, AND ENCODER AND DECODER USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for intra-prediction, performed by a decoding apparatus, the method comprising:receiving prediction mode information;
deriving an intra prediction mode for a current block based on the prediction mode information; and
generating a predicted block which includes prediction samples by deriving a prediction sample in the current block based on the intra prediction mode,
wherein when the intra prediction mode is a vertical prediction mode having a vertical prediction direction:
the prediction sample in the current block is derived by using a first reference sample located along the vertical prediction direction with regard to a location of the prediction sample, and
the step of generating the predicted block further includes filtering on the prediction sample when the prediction sample is adjacent to a left boundary of the current block,
wherein the filtering on the prediction sample is performed based on a second reference sample located along a horizontal direction with regard to the location of the prediction sample,
wherein the second reference sample is adjacent to a left side of the prediction sample, and
wherein for the filtering, a filtering coefficient applied to a value of the prediction sample is larger than a filtering coefficient applied to a value of the second reference sample.