US Pat. No. 10,189,875

ANTI-CANCER PEPTIDE AND USE THEREOF

ENSOL BIOSCIENCES INC., ...

1. A peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,190,132

RECOMBINANT INFLUENZA VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES (VLPS) PRODUCED IN TRANSGENIC PLANTS EXPRESSING HEMAGGLUTININ

MEDICAGO INC., Quebec (C...

1. A method of producing an influenza virus like particle (VLP) in a plant comprising:a) introducing a nucleic acid comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding an influenza hemagglutinin (HA) into a plant, or portion of a plant, the HA being operatively linked to a regulatory element that is operative in a plant and wherein the regulatory element comprises a Cowpea Mosaic Virus (CPMV) regulatory region, and
b) incubating the plant or portion of the plant under conditions that permit the expression of the nucleic acid, thereby producing the VLP.
US Pat. No. 10,188,595

MULTI-PURPOSE COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

Mary Kay Inc., Addison, ...

1. A method for treating the skin of a subject in need thereof comprising topically applying to the skin of said subject a cosmetic composition that includes effective amounts of a Silybum marianum extract and a Momordica grosvenori fruit extract, wherein the Silybum marianum extract is a hydroalcoholic extract and the Momordica grosvenori fruit extract is a hydroglycolic extract.
US Pat. No. 10,189,876

CELL PENETRATING PEPTIDES FOR INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF MOLECULES

Aadigen, LLC, Pacific Pa...

1. A cell-penetrating peptide characterized in that it comprises an amino acid sequence consisting of X1WX2RLX3X4X5X6X7X8 (SEQ ID No: 5), wherein X1 is beta-A or S; X2, X6, and X7 are, independently from each other, W or F; X5 is S or R, and X8 is R or none, and wherein X3 is R if X5 is S, X3 is S if X5 is R, X4 is L or none if X8 is R, and X4 is L if X8 is none.
US Pat. No. 10,190,133

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE

China Agricultural Univer...

1. A recombinant nucleic acid, comprising:(a) the nucleotide sequence SEQ ID NO:1; or
(b) a nucleotide sequence that encodes a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO:28,
wherein each of the nucleotide sequences of (a) and (b) is operably linked to a heterologous promoter.
US Pat. No. 10,188,596

OMEGA-7 FATTY ACID COMPOSITION, METHODS OF CULTIVATION OF TRIBONEMA FOR PRODUCTION OF COMPOSITION AND APPLICATION OF COMPOSITION

QINGDAO INSTITUTE OF BIOE...

1. A method of cultivation of Tribonema sp., comprising the steps to carry out heterotrophy and/or mixotrophy of Tribonema sp.
US Pat. No. 10,190,134

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INSECTICIDAL CONTROL OF STINKBUGS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. An expression cassette, comprising a heterologous promoter operably linked to a polynucleotide encoding a double stranded RNA, wherein the double stranded RNA comprises the sense and antisense sequence of a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of:(a) a nucleotide sequence comprising any one of SEQ ID NOS: 9, or 30-34;
(b) a nucleotide sequence comprising at least 95% sequence identity to any one of SEQ ID NOS: 9, or 30-34; and
(c) a nucleotide sequence comprising at least 23 consecutive nucleotides of any one of SEQ ID NOS: 9, or 30-34;
wherein said double stranded RNA has insecticidal activity against a Pentatomidae plant pest.
US Pat. No. 10,189,878

EBOLAVIRUS PRE-HAIRPIN INTERMEDIATE MIMICS AND METHODS OF USE

University of Utah Resear...

1. An Ebolavirus N-trimer mimic comprising a homotrimer of peptide monomers, wherein each peptide monomer comprises an an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:23 or SEQ ID NO:21.
US Pat. No. 10,190,137

CRISPR-RELATED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS WITH GOVERNING GRNAS

Editas Medicine, Inc., C...

1. A composition comprising:(a) a nucleic acid encoding a Cas9 molecule, wherein the Cas9 molecule is an S. aureus or S. pyogenes Cas9 molecule, and a nucleic acid encoding a first guide RNA (gRNA) molecule; and
(b) a governing gRNA molecule that comprises a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that targets said nucleic acid encoding said Cas9 molecule and/or said nucleic acid encoding said first gRNA molecule, wherein the nucleotide sequence targeting domain is 15 to 30 nucleotides in length, andwherein(i) the first gRNA molecule comprises a sequence that targets a target nucleic acid,
(ii) the governing gRNA molecule comprises a sequence that targets the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule and/or the nucleic acid encoding the first gRNA, and
(iii) the nucleotide sequence targeting domain of the governing gRNA molecule is selected from the group consisting of:
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in the Cas9 molecule-amino acid coding sequence of the nucleic acid sequence or in the gRNA molecule-coding sequence of the nucleic acid encoding said first gRNA molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in a non-coding sequence of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in an untranslated sequence of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event 5? of the Cas9 molecule-coding region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event 3? of the Cas9 molecule-coding region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in the promoter region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule, wherein the promoter region is functionally linked to the Cas9 molecule amino acid coding region; and
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in an intronic sequence of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,189,881

MPS PEPTIDES AND USE THEREOF

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for one or more of: reducing, delaying, inhibiting or suppressing solid tumor cell growth or metastasis; promoting apoptosis; inhibiting cancer stem cell growth; inhibiting the PIP3 level in a tumor cell; or suppressing tumor cell mobility, the method comprising contacting the cell or tissue to be treated in vivo with an effective amount of an isolated polypeptide comprising no more than 51 amino acids, wherein the amino acid sequence comprises:XXXRYSYXXSYX (SEQ ID NO: 1) and optionally, wherein one or more serines has been substituted with a neutral or positively charged amino acid, wherein each X is a lysine and wherein each Y is a phenylalanine; or
XXXXXRYSYXXSYXLSGYSYXXNXX (SEQ ID NO: 5), and optionally a polypeptide comprising any contiguous 12 amino acid fragment thereof, and/or optionally, wherein one or more serines has been substituted with a neutral or positively charged amino acid and wherein each X is a lysine and wherein each Y is a phenylalanine.
US Pat. No. 10,188,601

CONTINUOUS LONG-TERM CONTROLLED RELEASE OF TELOMERASE INHIBITORS

Brenda Laster, Meitar (I...

1. A solid implant device suitable for the long-term, controlled release of a telomerase-inhibiting agent comprising Pd-meso-tetra(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)-porphyrin into tumor tissue, wherein said device comprises a homogeneous solid mixture of the Pd-meso-tetra(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)-porphyrin and poly-(lactic-co-glycolic) acid copolymer formulated for a long term controlled release of greater than 19 days of said Pd-meso-tetra(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)-porphyrin, wherein said implant device is in the form of a solid body that is implantable directly into tumor tissue, and wherein the solid mixture has a degree of homogeneity that can be obtained by solidifying a homogeneous solution of the Pd-meso-tetra(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)-porphyrin and the poly-(lactic-co-glycolic) acid copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,189,882

METHODS FOR TREATING MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES AND SIDEROBLASTIC ANEMIAS

ACCELERON PHARMA INC., C...

1. A method for treating sideroblastic anemia in a human patient, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 44, and wherein the patient is on a dosing schedule that comprises administering from 0.75-1.75 mg/kg of the polypeptide to the patient, wherein the patient has bone marrow cells that test positive for one or more mutations in one or more of SF3B1, DNMT3A or TET2.
US Pat. No. 10,190,139

METHOD FOR LACTIC ACID PRODUCTION USING MONASCUS STRAINS MODIFIED FOR LACTIC ACID PRODUCTION

1. A method of producing a composition comprising lactic acid, the method comprising:(i) providing a Monascus micro-organism that is tolerant to organic acid at a concentration of at least 50 g/L and a pH of less than 5.0 and has been genetically modified for increased production of a lactic acid by the introduction of an exogenous lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) gene; and
(ii) culturing the micro-organism in a medium having a pH less than 1.5 units above the pKa value of lactic acid in the presence of hexose, pentose, or a combination thereof, as the sole carbon source.
US Pat. No. 10,189,883

THERAPEUTIC USES OF MODIFIED FGF-21 POLYPEPTIDES

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMP...

1. A method of decreasing or inhibiting fibrosis in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of a modified FGF-21 polypeptide comprising a polypeptide having at least 96% amino acid sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 202.
US Pat. No. 10,188,603

TOPICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Transdermal Biotechnology...

1. A method, comprising:providing a sealed container containing a composition comprising molecular nitric oxide, a peptide, and phosphatidylcholine, wherein the sealed container contains less than about 20 mol % oxygen;
unsealing the sealed container to allow access to the composition; and
administering the composition to a subject having or at risk of sexual dysfunction.
US Pat. No. 10,189,884

THIOAMIDE-MODIFIED PEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A peptide comprising the thioamide-modified amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, or a salt or solvate thereof,wherein residue 1 of SEQ ID NO:2 is the N-terminus residue of the peptide.
US Pat. No. 10,188,604

MEDICAL DEVICES INCLUDING MEDICAMENTS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

1. A method of treating or preventing a disease, disorder, or condition of the eye of a subject, comprising;a. providing a subject in need of treatment or prevention of said disease, disorder, or condition of the eye of said subject; and
b. providing at least one drug delivery contact lens, comprising:
i. a contact lens comprising a first surface and a second surface; and
ii. said contact lens further comprising at least one coating provided on at least a portion of said first surface, said second surface, or a combination thereof as opposed to within said contact lens;
a) said coating comprising at least one three dimensional structure;
b) said three dimensional structure comprising:
i) one or more drug reservoir layers; wherein said one or more drug reservoir layers comprise one or more drugs; and
ii) one or more barrier layers; wherein said one or more barrier layers modulafe the release of said one or more drugs from said drug delivery contact lens;
c) wherein said one or more drug reservoir layers, said one or more barrier layers, or a combination thereof, are oriented vertically, horizontally, or a combination thereof, relative to each other;
c. operably engaging said drug delivery contact lens with the eye of said subject;
wherein said one or more drugs are released from said drug delivery contact lens in an effective amount to treat or prevent a disease, disorder, or condition of the eye of said subject; and
d. wherein said subject is treated for or prevented from having or developing said disease, disorder, or condition of the eye of said subject; and
wherein said disease, disorder, or condition of the eye of said subject that is treated or prevented is an inflammation, an allergy, an infection, glaucoma, macular degeneration, a parasite, diabetes, dry eye, eye discomfort, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,189,885

NON-HEMOLYTIC LLO FUSION PROTEINS AND METHODS OF UTILIZING SAME

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. An immunogenic composition comprising a recombinant protein comprising a listeriolysin O (LLO) protein comprising a mutation of amino acid residues on positions 2, 9 and 10 in the cholesterol-binding domain (CBD) of said LLO protein, said CBD is set forth in SEQ ID NO: 18.
US Pat. No. 10,190,142

HIGH-PURITY GALACTOOLIGOSACCHARIDE COMPOSITIONS, PREPARATIONS, AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

KING-PREBIOTICS BIOTECHNO...

1. A composition, comprising:a carrier; and
a high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition comprising at least 99% w/w of galactotriose, galactotetraose, and galactooligosaccharide with five or more sugar units;
wherein the high-purity galactooligosaccharide composition consists of 48-57% w/w galactotriose, 25-32% w/w galactotetraose, and 15-22% w/w galactooligosaccharide with five or more sugar units, and lower than 1% w/w of monosaccharides and disaccharides.
US Pat. No. 10,189,886

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 a SLC7A11 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 67, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that kill the cancer cells,wherein the activated T cells are antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells produced by contacting CD8+ T cells with an antigen presenting cell that presents a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 67 in a complex with an MHC molecule class I molecule on the surface of the antigen presenting cell,
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of esophageal cancer and lung cancer, hepatocellular cancer, renal cell cancer, brain cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer and head and neck cancer.
US Pat. No. 10,190,143

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING SELECTIVELY LABELED RNA

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method for synthesizing a RNA, comprising performing an initiation stage, an elongation stage, and a termination stage, wherein:(a) the initiation stage comprises:
(i) providing a solid phase comprising a DNA template, wherein the DNA is attached to a solid substrate;
(ii) providing a first liquid phase comprising a RNA polymerase and ribonucleoside triphosphates (rNTPs);
(iii) mixing the solid phase and first liquid phase;
(iv) incubating the solid phase and first liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-30 minutes to initiate synthesis of the RNA;
(v) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and first liquid phase at 0-5° C., whereupon the solid phase comprises the RNA polymerase and the RNA being synthesized; and
(vi) separating the solid phase from the first liquid phase;
(b) the elongation stage comprises:
(i) providing a second liquid phase comprising rNTPs;
(ii) mixing the solid phase and second liquid phase;
(iii) incubating the solid phase and second liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-20 minutes to elongate the RNA;
(iv) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and second liquid phase at 0-5° C. for 5-30 minutes;
(v) separating the solid phase from the second liquid phase; and
(vi) repeating steps (i)-(v) of part (b) n times, wherein n is equal to 1-100, and wherein the rNTPs in the second liquid phase are the same or different in each repeat;
(c) the termination stage comprises:
(i) providing a third liquid phase comprising rNTPs;
(ii) mixing the solid phase with the third liquid phase;
(iii) incubating the solid phase and third liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-30 minutes; and
(iv) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and third liquid phase at 0° C. for 5-30 minutes; wherein steps (a)-(c) are repeated multiple times, and wherein rNTPs of at least one of the first liquid phase, the second liquid phase, or third liquid phase comprise a label.
US Pat. No. 10,189,119

SOLDER ALLOY FOR DIE BONDING

Nihon Handa Co., Ltd., (...

1. A solder alloy for die bonding consisting of bismuth, 0.05% by mass to 3.0% by mass of antimony, 0.01% by mass to 1.0% by mass of germanium and inevitable impurities.
US Pat. No. 10,189,887

POLYPEPTIDES AND USES THEREOF FOR REDUCING CD95-MEDIATED CELL MOTILITY

INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL...

1. A fusion protein, comprising a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence having at least 96, 97, 98, 99 or 100% identity with an amino acid sequence ranging from an amino-acid residue at position 175 to an amino-acid residue at position 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, or 210 as set forth in SEQ ID NO:1,wherein said polypeptide is fused to a heterologous cell-penetrating peptide.
US Pat. No. 10,190,144

PRODUCTION OF DIRHAMNOSE-LIPID IN RECOMBINANT NONPATHOGENIC BACTERIUM PSEUDOMONAS CHLORORAPHIS

The United States of Amer...

1. A recombinant Pseudomonas chlororaphis that is derived from P. chlororaphis NRRL B-30761, said recombinant P. chlororaphis further comprises an expression vector, wherein said expression vector comprises a promoter operably linked to a heterologous polynucleotide encoding a heterologous Pseudomonas rhamnosyltransferase C, wherein rhlA and rhlB genes in said recombinant P. chlororaphis are operably linked to endogenous promoters.
US Pat. No. 10,188,607

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION OF RACECADOTRIL

Rivopharm SA, Manno, Lug...

1. A method of dry granulating racecadotril in the presence of a diluent and a disintegrant, the diluent being lactose monohydrate, said method being carried out by means of a dry granulation technique by operatinga compaction step with a compaction strength of less than 30 kN and equal to or greater than 4 kN, and
a step of grinding and calibration of the slugs and/or ribbon so as to obtain a granulate in which not more than 50% by weight of the product has a particle size of less than 90 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,189,888

VIRAL VECTORS ENCODING RECOMBINANT FVIII VARIANTS WITH INCREASED EXPRESSION FOR GENE THERAPY OF HEMOPHILIA A

Baxalta Incorporated, Ba...

1. A polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a Factor VIII polypeptide, the Factor VIII polypeptide comprising a light chain, a heavy chain, and a polypeptide linker joining the C-terminus of the heavy chain to the N-terminus of the light chain,wherein the heavy chain of the Factor VIII polypeptide is encoded by a first nucleotide sequence having at least 99% identity over the entire length of SEQ ID NO: 3;
wherein the light chain of the Factor FVIII polypeptide is encoded by a second nucleotide sequence having at least 99% identity over the entire length of SEQ ID NO: 4; and
wherein the polypeptide linker comprises a furin cleavage site and a glycosylation peptide having an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:55.
US Pat. No. 10,189,889

VIRAL VECTORS ENCODING RECOMBINANT FVIII VARIANTS WITH INCREASED EXPRESSION FOR GENE THERAPY OF HEMOPHILIA A

Baxalta Incorporated, Ba...

1. A polynucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the polynucleotide encodes a Factor VIII polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,190,402

CONTROLLING A BOTTOM-HOLE ASSEMBLY IN A WELLBORE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A computer-implemented method of controlling a bottom hole assembly (BHA), the method comprising:determining, by a wellbore controller, a first candidate BHA control signal;
generating, by the wellbore controller, an input to a BHA control, the input comprising a perturbation signal superimposed on the first candidate BHA control signal;
controlling, by the wellbore controller, the BHA using the input to the BHA control;
determining, by the wellbore controller, a change in an objective value as a function of the perturbation signal, based on a received downhole sensor measurement; and
generating, by the wellbore controller and based on the change in the objective value, a second candidate BHA control signal.
US Pat. No. 10,188,609

MICROPARTICLES COMPRISING A PROBIOTIC, CROSS-LINKABLE REAGENT, A DENATURED PROTEIN, POLYOL PLASTICISER AND TREHALOSE

ProGel Pty Ltd, Brisbane...

1. A microparticle precursor composition comprising a blend of a probiotic, a cross-linkable reagent, a denatured protein, a polyol plasticizer, trehalose and a carrier, wherein the blend does not contain a cross-linking reagent.
US Pat. No. 10,189,890

VARIANTS OF TISSUE INHIBITOR OF METALLOPROTEINASE TYPE THREE (TIMP-3), COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Amgen Inc., Thousand Oak...

1. An isolated TIMP-3 mutein having a mature region that comprises the amino acid sequence of the mature region of TIMP-3 set forth in SEQ ID NO:2, wherein the mutein has(a) a mutation K45S, and
(b) a mutation F57N.
US Pat. No. 10,190,148

METHOD FOR OBTAINING PEPTIDES

1. Method of obtaining peptides from procaryotic and/or eucaryotic cells, said method comprising the following steps:a) lysis of the procaryotic and/or eucaryotic cells at a low concentration of chaotropic agent(s) and recovery of the proteins thus obtained, wherein the lysis at a low concentration of chaotropic agent(s) comprises lysis by sonication performed by means of an ultrasound probe;
b) denaturation of said proteins using at least one denaturing agent,
wherein the denaturing agent is selected from the group consisting of chaotropic agents, thiol reducing agents, detergents, and combinations thereof, and
wherein the lysis and denaturation steps are performed simultaneously;
c) alkylation of the denatured proteins using at least one alkylating agent;
d) enzymatic proteolysis of the proteins obtained at the end of step c) using at least one proteolytic enzyme;
e) recovery of the peptides obtained at the end of the enzymatic proteolysis step d); and
wherein said method is performed under a pressure below 100 bars.
US Pat. No. 10,188,611

STABLE LIQUID FILLED HARD CAPSULE COMPRISING BETA-HYDROXY-BETA METHYLBUTYRIC ACID

Capsugel Belguim NV, Bor...

1. A liquid filled hard capsule, comprising:a hard capsule shell comprising hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose; and
a liquid fill inside the hard capsule shell comprising an effective amount of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyric acid (HMB free acid) in liquid form and at least one excipient selected from quaternary ammonium salts, amino acids, amino acid derivatives, fructose, and/or any mixture thereof;wherein the excipient is present from about 30% w/w to about 60% w/w of the liquid fill and the liquid filled hard capsule is physically stable.
US Pat. No. 10,189,892

FERMENTATION PROCESS FOR ANTIBODY PRODUCTION

ALDERBIO HOLDINGS LLC, L...

1. A method for producing a recombinant protein in yeast cells, comprising the steps of:a) culturing under fed-batch fermentation conditions a population of yeast cells in a culture medium, wherein each yeast cell comprises a DNA segment encoding a polypeptide, wherein said DNA segment is operably linked to a glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate (GAP) transcription promoter and a transcription terminator, wherein the protein is not glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate, wherein the fermentation comprises a fermentable sugar feed at a first feed rate and wherein the fermentation is agitated at a first oxygen transfer rate;
b) measuring respiratory quotient (RQ) of the population during the batch fermentation and determining if it is within a desired predetermined range, wherein the desired predetermined range of RQ at about 20-40 hours after initiation of the culturing consists of a range between 1.08 and 1.35, which corresponds to a mixed metabolic condition wherein both aerobic and fermentative metabolism are taking place simultaneously;
c) adjusting one or both of the fermentable sugar feed rate to a second feed rate or the oxygen transfer rate to a second oxygen transfer rate, when the RQ is outside of a desired predetermined range;
d) repeating steps (b) and (c) one or more times throughout the step of culturing;
e) harvesting the yeast cells from the culture medium; and
f) recovering the polypeptide from the cells and/or the culture medium.
US Pat. No. 10,188,612

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR INHALATION

Vectura Limited, Wiltshi...

1. Microparticles for use in a pharmaceutical composition for pulmonary administration, comprising particles of an active substance having on their surfaces particles of a hydrophobic material comprising magnesium stearate to promote the dispersal of the active particles on actuation of an inhaler or to delay the dissolution of the active substance in an aqueous medium, wherein the particles of hydrophobic material are applied to the particles of active substance experiencing a high shear force, wherein the microparticles comprise an effective amount of one or more of the substances selected from the group consisting of antimuscarinic, a ?2-agonist, a steroid, a peptide and a polypeptide, and wherein, upon inhalation of the microparticles, the active substance exerts its pharmacological effect over a period significantly greater than the period over which the active substance exerts its pharmacological effect when inhaled alone.
US Pat. No. 10,188,613

EXO-S-MECAMYLAMINE FORMULATION AND USE IN TREATMENT

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORI...

1. A method of treating a medical condition selected from the group consisting of substance addiction, Tourette's Syndrome, a neuropsychiatric disorder, depression, and anxiety, in a human in need thereof, comprising orally administering a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition to the human, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises:exo-S-mecamylamine or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof substantially free of exo-R-mecamylamine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers; and
a pharmaceutical adjuvant, wherein the pharmaceutical composition has a higher overall therapeutic index than the same amount of exo-R-mecamylamine substantially free of exo-S-mecamylamine.
US Pat. No. 10,190,151

HIGH-THROUGHPUT AND HIGHLY MULTIPLEXED IMAGING WITH PROGRAMMABLE NUCLEIC ACID PROBES

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method comprising(1) contacting a sample being tested for the presence of one or more targets with one or more target-specific binding partners, wherein each target-specific binding partner is linked to a docking strand, and wherein target-specific binding partners of different specificity are linked to different docking strands to produce one or more targets bound to one or more target-specific binding partners,
(2) optionally removing unbound target-specific binding partners,
(3) contacting the sample with labeled imager strands that bind to docking strands,
(4) optionally removing unbound labeled imager strands,
(5) imaging the sample to detect bound labeled imager strands,
(6) inactivating the bound labeled imager strands, by removing or modifying their signal-emitting moieties without removing the imager strand in its entirety, and
(7) repeating at least some of steps (3)-(6) at least once with a labeled imager strand having a unique composition relative to at least one other labeled imager strand of step (3).
US Pat. No. 10,188,101

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT

KAO CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for producing an agricultural product, comprising a step of applying an agricultural chemical composition comprising (A) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the following (A1) to (A5); (B) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the following (B1) and (B2); and an agricultural chemical ingredient selected from the group consisting of active ingredients in bactericides, pesticides, miticides, herbicides and plant growth regulators to a subject sensitive to the agricultural chemical ingredient:(A1): a polyoxyethylene alkyl ether represented by the formula (A1):
R1aO-(EO)l—R2a  (A1)
wherein, R1a represents a linear or branched, alkyl or alkenyl group having 10 to 16 carbon atoms; EO represents an ethyleneoxy group; 1 represents an average mole number of ethyleneoxy groups added, ranging from 3 to 40; and R2a represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group,
(A2): a polyoxyethylene fatty acid ester,
wherein a fatty acid group has 8 to 16 carbon atoms; and an average number of moles of ethylene oxide added per mole of fatty acid is 5 to 40,
(A3): a polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid ester,
wherein a fatty acid group has 8 to 16 carbon atoms; and an average number of moles of ethylene oxide added per mole of fatty acid is 5 to 40,
(A4): a (poly)glycerol fatty acid ester,
wherein a fatty acid group has 8 to 16 carbon atoms; and an average condensation degree of glycerol is 1 to 3, and
(A5): an alkyl saccharide represented by the formula (A5):
R3a—O-(G)p  (A5)
wherein R3a represents an alkyl group having 8 to 16 carbon atoms; G represents a reducing sugar group having 5 to 6 carbon atoms; and p represents a number of 1 to 10;
(B1): a polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether represented by the formula (B1):
R1bO—[(PO)m/(EO)n]—R2b  (B1)
wherein, R1b represents a linear or branched, alkyl or alkenyl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; PO represents a propyleneoxy group; EO represents an ethyleneoxy group; m represents an average mole number of propyleneoxy groups added, ranging from 2 to 20; n represents an average mole number of ethyleneoxy groups added, which is 0; and R2b represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; wherein “/” means that PO and EO groups may be arranged at random or in blocks, and
(B2): an aliphatic alcohol represented by the formula (B2):
R3b—OH  (B2)
wherein R3b represents a linear or branched, alkyl group having 8 to 10 carbon atoms, and wherein a weight ratio of compounds (A) to (B), (A)/(B), is 0.5 to 8.
US Pat. No. 10,188,614

PARTICULATE MATERIALS

Nektar Therapeutics, San...

1. An active substance in particulate form suitable for administration via a dry powder inhaler, said particulates comprising:a) a volume mean aerodynamic diameter of less than 7 microns;
b) a density less than 0.5 g/ml; and
c) a surface-to-volume ratio of at least twice that of spherical particles of the same volume diameter.
US Pat. No. 10,190,152

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIRECT CHEMICAL LYSIS

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A composition consisting of a direct chemical lysis composition in combination with a liquid-based cytology sample or a formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded sample, the direct chemical lysis composition consisting of:a) a buffer composition comprising a buffer component and a metal salt component, wherein the metal salt component is selected from the group consisting of sodium chloride (NaCl), potassium chloride (KCl), sodium acetate (C2H3NaO2) and ammonium sulfate ((NH4)2SO4), wherein a concentration of the buffer component is in a range of 0.2 M to 2 M and a concentration of the metal salt component is in a range of 0.01 M to 1 M; and
b) a non-ionic surfactant wherein a concentration of the non-ionic surfactant is in a range of 0.01 to 2 percent (v/v).
US Pat. No. 10,188,102

LOW FOAM SURFACTANT COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A low foam surfactant composition comprisinga) di-trisiloxane alkoxylate component of formula (I):
(R1R2R3SiO)2(R4)Si—R5—Si(R6)(OSiR7R8R9)2  (1)
where R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R7, R8 and R9 each independently is methyl, ethyl or linear or branched monovalent hydrocarbon radical of 3 or 4 carbon atoms,
R5 is a divalent polyalkyleneoxide group of the structure:
—(R10)aO(C2H4O)b(C3H6O)c(C4H8O)d—(R11)e—
where R10 and R11 each independently is a linear or branched divalent hydrocarbon radical of from 2 to 6 carbon atoms, a and e each independently is 0 or 1, b is 0 or greater, c is 1 or greater, and d is 0 or greater, provided that 1?b+c+d?20; and,
b) mono-trisiloxane alkoxylate component of formula (II):
(R12R13R14SiO)2Si(R15)R16  (11)
where R12, R13, R14 and R15 each independently is a linear or branched monovalent hydrocarbon radical of from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and
R16 is a monovalent polyalkyleneoxide group of the structure:
—R17O(C2H4O)g(C3H6O)h(C4H8O)i—R18
where —R17 is a linear or branched divalent hydrocarbon radical of from 2 to 6 carbon atoms,
R18 is hydrogen, monovalent hydrocarbon radical of from 1 to 4 carbon atoms or acetyl, and g, h and i each independently is 0 or greater, provided that 1?g+h+i?15;
and, wherein di-trisiloxane alkoxylate (I) is soluble in mono-trisiloxane alkoxylate (II).
US Pat. No. 10,189,899

USE OF A CD6 BINDING PARTNER AND METHOD BASED THEREON

BIOCON LIMITED, Bangalor...

1. A method of treatment for multiple sclerosis in a subject, wherein the subject in need of such treatment exhibits an increased number of T helper 17 (Th17) cells when compared to a healthy subject, the method comprising:administering a humanized antibody that specifically binds to D1 of CD6 of the subject and causes a reduction of expression of IL-23R on one or more of monocytes, T helper cells and natural killer cells in a body fluid of the subject, wherein the humanized antibody is the only therapeutic antibody administered; and
monitoring IL-23R expression on blood cells and/or dendritic cells of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,188,876

LOCALLY INJECTABLE DOSIMETRIC ORGAN SPACER

DOSEVUE NV, Mol (BE)

1. A system for measuring a dose of ionizing irradiation received by a pre-determined body part during a radiotherapy treatment, the system comprising:a) a viscous or semi-solid radiation sensitive filler adapted for being injected between said predetermined body part and a tissue to be protected from radiation, wherein the radiation sensitive filler is adapted for undergoing a measurable physical and/or chemical change under the influence of ionizing irradiation and for substantially preserving, during said radiotherapy treatment, its initial morphology in order to minimize dose to the tissue to be protected from radiation, the initial morphology being determined by the shape and volume of said radiation sensitive filler upon injection between said predetermined part of the body and said tissue to be protected;
b) a detector system adapted for measuring said physical and/or chemical change within the radiation sensitive filler by sending an energy wave to the radiation sensitive filler and capturing a signal emitted therefrom; and
c) a control unit adapted for processing said captured signal and calculating a dose of ionizing radiation previously or simultaneously received by each part of the volume of the radiation sensitive filler taking said signal into account.
US Pat. No. 10,189,902

ANTIBODIES TO TIGIT

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. An isolated antibody, or antigen binding fragment thereof, that binds to human TIGIT (human T cell immunoreceptor with Ig and ITIM domains) comprising:a) a heavy chain comprising a heavy chain variable domain comprising:
i) CDRH1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO.: 20;
ii) CDRH2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO.: 21; and
iii) CDRH3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO.: 22;
and
b) a light chain comprising a light chain variable domain comprising:
iv) CDRL1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO.: 23;
v) CDRL2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO.: 24; and
vi) CDRL3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO.: 25.
US Pat. No. 10,189,903

BISPECIFIC CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF TO TREAT CANCER

1. A bispecific chimeric antigen receptor, comprising:a. at least two antigen-specific targeting regions;
b. an extracellular spacer domain;
c. a transmembrane domain;
d. at least one co-stimulatory domain; and
e. an intracellular signaling domain,
wherein each antigen-specific targeting region comprises a single-domain antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,189,904

ANTIBODIES THAT BIND AND BLOCK TRIGGERING RECEPTOR EXPRESSED ON MYELOID CELLS-1 (TREM-1)

1. An isolated antibody or fragment thereof, which competes with mAb 0170 for binding to a triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) having an amino acid sequence set forth as SEQ ID NO: 1 (human TREM-1), SEQ ID NO: 12 or SEQ ID NO: 21 (cynomolgus monkey TREM-1),wherein the antibody or fragment thereof comprises a heavy chain variable region that comprises CDR1, CDR2, and CDR3 domains; and a light chain variable region that comprises CDR1, CDR2, and CDR3 domains, and
wherein the heavy chain variable region CDR1 domain comprises amino acid residues 31 to 35 of SEQ ID NO: 4, the heavy chain variable region CDR2 domain comprises amino acid residues 50 to 68 of SEQ ID NO: 4, the heavy chain variable region CDR3 domain comprises amino acid residues 101 to 110 of SEQ ID NO: 4, the light chain variable region CDR1 domain comprises amino acid residues 24 to 38 of SEQ ID NO: 5, the light chain variable region CDR2 domain comprises amino acid residues 54 to 60 of SEQ ID NO: 5, and the light chain variable region CDR3 domain comprises amino acid residues 93 to 101 of SEQ ID NO: 5.
US Pat. No. 10,189,905

BISPECIFIC MOLECULE BINDING TLR9 AND CD32 AND COMPRISING A T CELL EPITOPE FOR TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES

S-TARGET THERAPEUTICS GMB...

1. A method for performing active immunotherapy for an allergic disease, comprising the step of administering to a subject therapeutically effective amount of a molecule or molecule complex comprising a TLR9 binding part capable of binding to TLR9, a CD32 binding part capable of binding to CD32, and at least one antigen,wherein the TLR9 binding part is a CpG oligodeoxynucleotide,
wherein the CD32 binding part is selected from the group consisting of an antibody and a CD32-binding antibody fragment, and
wherein the allergic disease in the subject is treated.
US Pat. No. 10,188,624

ENTERIC SOFT CAPSULES COMPRISING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Patheon Softgels Inc., H...

1. A method for treating or reducing symptoms of a cardiovascular-related disease comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an oral pharmaceutical dosage form comprising an enteric soft capsule shell comprising:gelatin and an enteric polymer;
wherein a weight ratio of enteric polymer to gelatin is 1:2.6; and
the shell encapsulates a fill comprising at least 70% by weight eicosapentaenoic free fatty acid (EPA), wherein upon administration, the enteric soft capsule reduces onset or ameliorates symptoms of gastrointestinal side effects comprising one or more of eructation, abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea or fishy odor.
US Pat. No. 10,189,906

ANTIBODY THAT BINDS CD269 (BCMA) SUITABLE FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF PLASMA CELL DISEASES SUCH AS MULTIPLE MYELOMA AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

1. A method for the treatment of a medical disorder in a human subject, wherein the medical disorder is associated with the presence of pathogenic B cells expressing B cell maturation antigen (BCMA), the method comprising administering to the human subject an isolated monoclonal antibody or an antigen binding fragment thereof that binds CD269 (BCMA), wherein said antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof comprises:(i) a VH domain, wherein said VH domain comprises CDR H1 comprising SEQ ID No. 1 (RYWMS) or SEQ ID No. 15 (DYWMS), CDR H2 comprising SEQ ID No. 2 (EINPDSSTINYAPSLKD) or SEQ ID No. 16 (EINPDSSTINYAPSLKG) and CDR H3 comprising SEQ ID No. 3 (SLYYDYGDAMDYW), and
(ii) a VL domain, wherein said VL domain comprises CDR L1 comprises SEQ ID No. 4 (KASQSVDSNVA), CDR L2 comprises SEQ ID No. 5 (SASLRFS) or SEQ ID No. 17 (SDDLRFS) and CDR L3 comprises SEQ ID No. 6 (QQYNNYPLTFG),
wherein the medical disorder associated with the presence of pathogenic B cells is a cancer of plasma cells or a cancer of B lymphocytes.
US Pat. No. 10,188,112

PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING ZINC AMINO ACID/TRIMETHYLGLYCINE HALIDE

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A personal cleansing composition comprisinga) a skin cleansing effective amount of a surfactant, and
b) a zinc X halide complex present in an amount to provide at least 0.36 weight % of the composition of zinc,
wherein X is an amino acid or trimethylglycine;
wherein upon rinsing the skin, the composition deposits a zinc precipitate which provides an SPF factor of at least 2 to skin after washing skin with the personal cleansing composition.
US Pat. No. 10,190,163

SINGLE CELL NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT STUDIES

FLUIDIGM CORPORATION, So...

1. A method of exposing cells from a population to at least two different reagents, wherein each cell is exposed to the reagents individually, or in groups of two of more, the method comprising:(a) distributing cells from the population to a plurality of capture sites in a microfluidic device so that a plurality of capture sites each comprises one or more cells;
(b) providing one or more first reagent(s) to each capture site;
(c) providing one or more second reagent(s) to each capture site, wherein the second reagent(s) is/are different from the first reagent(s) and is/are provided separately from the first reagent(s), and the one or more first reagent(s) and the one or more second reagent(s) are separately provided to each capture site after distributing the cells to the capture sites;
(d) conducting a reaction, whereby the reaction products encode an item of capture site information;
(e) recovering the reaction products; and
(f) analyzing the reaction products, wherein such analysis permits the identification of particular reaction products as having been derived from a single cell or group of cells at a particular capture site.
US Pat. No. 10,189,908

CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTORS RECOGNIZING CANCER-SPECIFIC TN GLYCOPEPTIDE VARIANTS

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO...

1. A cancer-specific Tn glycopeptide binding partner that binds a cancer-specific Tn glycopeptide, wherein the binding partner comprises the antibody heavy chain variable fragment (VH) of SEQ ID NO:19 or a humanized derivative thereof, and the antibody light chain variable fragment (VL) of SEQ ID NO:20 or a humanized derivative thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,188,115

PROTEINS TOXIC TO HEMIPTERAN INSECT SPECIES

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. An insect inhibitory recombinant polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 36.
US Pat. No. 10,190,166

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING DENDRITIC CELL SUBSETS, FOR DETERMINING IF A PATIENT IS DEVELOPING A REGULATORY OR AN EFFECTOR IMMUNE RESPONSE, AND FOR DETERMINING RESPONSE TO IMMUNOTHERAPY

STALLERGENES, Antony (FR...

1. A method for treating a patient suffering from allergy to an allergen and undergoing allergen immunotherapy, which method comprises:a) administering an effective amount of an allergen immunotherapy to a patient suffering from allergy to said allergen;
b) determining the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, in a biological sample from the patient treated with allergen immunotherapy, said biological sample containing dendritic cells;
c) comparing said level of expression with that of a control and
d) based on the comparison with the control, identifying if the immune response developed by the patient is oriented either towards a tolerogenic dendritic cell response or towards an effector dendritic cell response, wherein the control either consists of (i) immature dendritic cells which have not been polarized towards tolerogenic or effector subsets, or where appropriate consists of (ii) a biological sample from the patient obtained before said patient undergoes allergen immunotherapy, said biological sample containing dendritic cells, and wherein step d) is as follows:
identifying that the patient is developing an immune response oriented towards a tolerogenic dendritic cell response when the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, is higher than that of the control, and then proceeding with administering further rounds of the same allergen immunotherapy to the patient; and/or
identifying that the patient is developing an immune response oriented towards an effector dendritic cell response when the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, is lower than that of the control, and then stopping the allergen immunotherapy to the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,189,911

INNOVATIVE DISCOVERY OF THERAPEUTIC, DIAGNOSTIC, AND ANTIBODY COMPOSITIONS RELATED TO PROTEIN FRAGMENTS OF VALYL-TRNA SYNTHETASES

aTyr Pharma, Inc., San D...

1. A therapeutic composition for detecting or modulating a biological activity of a splice variant polypeptide, comprising a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier and an antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that exhibits binding specificity for an isolated aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (AARS) splice variant polypeptide that consists of SEQ ID NO: 14, 74, 76, or 78 or an epitope comprising at least 5 amino acids selected from SEQ ID NOs: 55, 57, 69, 182, 194, and 196, wherein the composition has a purity of at least about 90% on a protein basis and less than about 10 EU endotoxin/mg protein.
US Pat. No. 10,188,630

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND USING INHIBITORS OF CASEIN KINASE 1 EPSILON ISOFORM FOR INHIBITING THE GROWTH AND/OR PROLIFERATION OF MYC-DRIVEN TUMOR CELLS

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Re...

1. A method of treating a subject having a tumor comprising tumor cells of neural origin that overexpress Myc, comprising:determining that the tumor comprises tumor cells that overexpress Myc; and
then administering to the subject an amount of a composition comprising a CSNK1? inhibitor effective to inhibit the growth and/or proliferation of the tumor cells.
US Pat. No. 10,189,912

CARRIER IMMUNOGLOBULINS

AMGEN INC., Thousand Oak...

1. An isolated antigen binding protein comprising an immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region and an immunoglobulin light chain variable region, wherein the heavy chain variable region comprises three complementarity determining regions (CDRs) designated CDRH1, CDRH2 and CDRH3, and the light chain variable region comprises three CDRs designated CDRL1, CDRL2 and CDRL3, wherein:(a) CDRH1 comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 190;
(b) CDRH2 comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 194;
(c) CDRH3 comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 200;
(d) CDRL1 comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:204;
(e) CDRL2 comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:206; and
(f) CDRL3 comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:210.
US Pat. No. 10,190,169

BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION

ImmuneXpress Pty Ltd, Bo...

1. A method for treating or inhibiting the development of infection-negative systemic inflammatory response syndrome (inSIRS) or infection-positive systemic inflammatory response syndrome (ipSIRS) in a subject, the method comprising:(1) providing a reference inflammatory response syndrome (IRS) biomarker profile that correlates presence of inSIRS with a first level of a PLAC8 expression product in a reference peripheral blood sample, and that correlates presence of ipSIRS with a second level of the PLAC8 expression product the reference peripheral blood sample, wherein the PLAC8 expression product is an IRS biomarker;
(2) obtaining a sample IRS biomarker profile that evaluates the level of the PLAC8 expression product in a peripheral blood sample taken from the subject;
(3) determining an increased likelihood of the presence of inSIRS or the presence of ipSIRS in the subject based on whether the sample IRS biomarker profile comprises the first level or the second level of the PLAC8 expression product; and
(4) administering to the subject an effective amount of an anti-inflammatory or anti-pyretic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having inSIRS, or administering to the subject an effective amount of an antibiotic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having ipSIRS.
US Pat. No. 10,194,528

COMPOSITE MATERIAL, HIGH-FREQUENCY CIRCUIT BASEBOARD MADE THEREFROM AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

GUANGDONG SHENGYI SCI. TE...

1. A prepreg produced by a method, the method comprising the steps of:Step 1) preparing a liquid cement consisting of a mixture of:
a) an emulsion of polytetrafluoroethylene in water,
b) a powdery filler, and
c) an auxiliary agent;
Step 2) forming a composite consisting of the liquid cement and a porous, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE film);
wherein the liquid cement is coated onto a surface of and infused into the pores of the porous, ePTFE film; and
wherein the liquid cement coated onto the surface of the porous ePTFE film has a thickness that is controlled below 20 microns; and
Step 3) baking the composite at 80-300° C. to remove water and the auxiliary agent from the composite to form the prepreg.
US Pat. No. 10,188,632

OPIOID RECEPTOR MODULATOR DOSAGE FORMULATIONS

Allergan Holdings Unlimit...

1. A solid pharmaceutical dosage formulation comprising about 20 mg/dose to about 200 mg/dose of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid, about 60-80% by weight of silicified microcrystalline cellulose, about 0.55-0.95% by weight of colloidal silicon dioxide, about 3-7% by weight of crospovidone, about 5-15% mannitol, and about 0.55-0.95% by weight of magnesium stearate,wherein extraction of the formulation with water or saline at 25° C. for up to 12 hours produces a concentration of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid of less than or approximately 4 mg/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,190,173

RECURRENT GENE FUSIONS IN PROSTATE CANCER

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method for detecting an ARG-ETS gene fusion in a sample from a subject, the method comprising:(a) hybridizing a directly labeled FISH probe to an ARG-ETS gene fusion comprising a 5? portion fused to a 3? portion, said 5? portion from an ARG gene selected from the group consisting of PSA and TMPRSS2 and said 3? portion from an ETS family member gene selected from the group consisting of ERG, ETV1 (ER81), FLI1, ETS1, ETS2, ELK1, ETV6 (TEL1), ETV7 (TEL2), GABP?, ELF1, ETV4 (E1AF; PEA3), ETV5 (ERM), ERF, PEA3/E1AF, PU.1, ESE1/ESX, SAP1 (ELK4), ETV3 (METS), EWS/FLI1, ESE1, ESE2 (ELF5), ESE3, PDEF, NET (ELK3; SAP2), NERF (ELF2), and FEV; and
(b) detecting the presence of the ARG-ETS gene fusion in the sample from the subject by detecting hybridization of the directly labeled FISH probe to a junction at which the 5? portion of the gene fusion fuses to the 3? portion of the gene fusion.
US Pat. No. 10,190,175

METHOD FOR DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC ESCHERICHIA COLI

Bundesinstitut Fur Risiko...

1. A method for detecting serotype(s) of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) suspected to be present in a food product, wherein said method comprises detecting the presence or the absence, in said food product or DNA isolated therefrom, of at least one of the following E. coli Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) sequences:a) CRISPR sequences for detecting EHEC O157:[H7] wherein said CRISPR sequences are selected among
the CRISPR sequences SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, and SEQ ID NO: 3, wherein the presence of one or more of said CRISPR SEQ ID NO: 1-3 is indicative of the presence of EHEC O157:[H7]; and/or
the CRISPR sequence SEQ ID NO: 4, wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O157:[H7];
b) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O145:[H28], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 5, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O145:[H28]; and
c) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O111:[H8], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 6, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O111:[H8]; and
d) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O121:[H19], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 7, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O121:[H19]; and
e) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O103:[H2] and/or EHEC O45:[H2], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 8, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O103:[H2] and/or of EHEC O45:[H2]; and
f) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O104:[H4], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 9, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O104:[H4]; and
g) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O26:[H11], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 10, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O26:[H11].
US Pat. No. 10,190,176

PRIMERS, PROBES, AND METHODS FOR MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER COR...

1. At least one synthetic oligonucleotide that hybridizes to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ponA gene, wherein the at least one synthetic oligonucleotide has a set of features selected from:A) a calculated binding value in the range of 60 to 74 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 27 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
B) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
C) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
D) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
E) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
F) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10 ; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
G) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 ; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
H) a calculated binding value in the range of 55 to 69 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 26 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
I) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 20 to 23 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
J) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
K) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3); and
L) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3).
US Pat. No. 10,189,922

VERY LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PRODUCED WITH SINGLE SITE CATALYST

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. An ethylene copolymer havinga) a density from about 0.890 to about 0.915 g/cm3,
b) a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn from about 2.2 to about 4.5,
c) a molecular weight distribution Mz/Mw of greater than 2, provided that when the Mz/Mw is greater than 3, the copolymer further has a normal to flat comonomer distribution,
d) a CDBI50 from about 55 to about 98, and
e) a single peak in a DSC measurement.
US Pat. No. 10,190,178

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MECC-CONTAINING METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Roche Molecular Systems, ...

1. A kit for detecting a nucleic acid of mecC-containing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mecC-MRSA) comprising:a first oligonucleotide consisting of a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, 6, and 8;
a second oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to a portion of an orfX gene, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 9; and
a detectably labeled third oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to an amplicon generated by the first oligonucleotide and the second oligonucleotide, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 10, or a complement thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,190,179

MAIZE EVENT DP-004114-3 AND METHODS FOR DETECTION THEREOF

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A method of detecting the presence of DNA corresponding to the DP-004114-3 event in a sample, the method comprising:(a) contacting the sample comprising maize DNA with a polynucleotide probe that hybridizes under stringent hybridization conditions with DNA from maize event DP-004114-3 and does not hybridize under said stringent hybridization conditions with a non-DP-004114-3 maize plant DNA;
(b) subjecting the sample and probe to stringent hybridization conditions; and
(c) detecting hybridization of the probe to the DNA;wherein detection of hybridization indicates the presence of the DP-004114-3 event.
US Pat. No. 10,188,129

METHODS FOR REDUCING OIL AND/OR FAT UPTAKE OF FRIED FOODS

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. An edible composition comprising starch and water-soluble cellulose ether particles, wherein at least 10 volume percent of the cellulose ether particles have a particle length LEFI of less than 40 micrometers, the cellulose ether particles have a volume fraction of fibrous particles of no more than 40%, the cellulose ether particles have a median Equivalent Projected Circle Diameter (EQPC 50,3) of up to 110 micrometers, the cellulose ether is a methylcellulose or a hydroxyalkyl methylcellulose, the viscosity of the cellulose ether is from 50 to 7,000 mPa·s when measured as a 2 wt.-% solution in water at 25° C., andwherein the composition is a dry batter mix comprising from 1 to 10 percent of the cellulose ether particles, based on the total weight of the dry batter mix.

US Pat. No. 10,194,397

POWER SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD AND WIRELESS TERMINAL

HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD., ...

1. A power supply control method, comprising:simultaneously performing discontinuous transmission (DTX) and discontinuous reception (DRX) by a wireless terminal, the DTX comprising a DTX dormant time period and a DTX awake time period, and the DRX comprising a DRX dormant time period and a DRX awake time period;
stop supplying power to at least some circuits of a radio frequency circuit in the wireless terminal in only a part of a time period during which the wireless terminal is in a dormant state, the dormant state comprising the wireless terminal being in both the DTX dormant time period and the DRX dormant time period, the DTX dormant time period comprising an entire DTX period, and the DRX dormant time period comprising a fraction of a DRX period; and
resume supplying power to the at least some circuits of the radio frequency circuit in the wireless terminal when the wireless terminal is in the DTX awake time period or the DRX awake time period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,396

MANAGING MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS BEARERS IN A SINGLE HANDSET

1. A device comprising:a display;
a processor communicatively coupled to the display; and
memory comprising executable instructions that cause the processor to effectuate operations comprising:
concurrently performing a voice call and executing a data application on the device;
detecting an indication that the data application is not in a foreground of the display; and
responsive to the indication, maintaining performance of the voice call and suspending data transfer supporting the data application without suspending the data application.

US Pat. No. 10,194,394

INTEGRATION OF WAKE UP RADIO WITH EXISTING POWER SAVE PROTOCOL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a station (STA), the apparatus comprising: processing circuitry, and memory, configured to:encode, for transmission to an access point (AP), a request frame to enable a power save protocol between the AP and the STA, the request frame including one or more wake-up radio (WUR) parameters defining the power save protocol, including an indication for the AP to refrain from transmitting data packets to the STA and to transmit wake-up packets to the STA when the STA is in a WUR mode;
decode a response frame from the AP, the response frame including an acknowledgment of the request frame; and
initiate the power save protocol, including:
encode for transmission to the AP, a WUR frame that includes one or more WUR parameters to indicate to the AP that the STA is entering the WUR mode, and enable a WUR mode, wherein during the WUR mode, a low-power wake-up radio (LP-WUR) of the STA is configured to receive wake-up packets from the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,194,393

MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, NETWORK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR EMPLOYING POWER SAVING MODE

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A mobile radio communications device for communication with a mobile radio communications network, the mobile radio communications device comprising:a transmission and reception unit configured to send non-access stratum or access stratum signalling to the network, the non-access stratum or access stratum including a preference indication of a preference of the mobile radio communications device to use a plurality of possible power saving modes, and to receive a confirmation, returned by the network, of a selected power-saving mode of the plurality of power saving modes indicated by the preference indication, the confirmed selected power saving mode to be employed by the mobile radio communications device; and
a controller configured to initiate operation of the confirmed selected power saving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,194,391

TRIGGERED TARGET WAKE TIME OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a first wireless device, comprising:transmitting a first message that includes a first trigger field to a second wireless device, the first trigger field indicating whether the first message includes a request for a trigger message to be sent by the second wireless device at a start of or during a target wake time (TWT) service period; and
receiving a second message from the second wireless device, the second message including TWT parameters and a second trigger field based on the first message, the second trigger field indicating whether the second wireless device will transmit the trigger message at the start of or during the TWT service period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,389

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR SAMPLING RATE CONTROL OF SENSORS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A data processing apparatus comprising:a first processor configured to
receive a request from an application program executed by a second processor, the request being to acquire sensor data at a plurality of sampling cycles which are predetermined multiples of a predetermined reference cycle;
acquire, at timings corresponding to the plurality of sampling cycles, the sensor data from at least one sensor in response to receiving the request;
employ, as information indicating the plurality of sampling cycles, series of indices;
generate cycle information comprising information indicating the plurality of sampling cycles corresponding to the timings at which the sensor data is acquired by compressing the series of indices; and
provide the acquired sensor data and the generated cycle information to the second processor at a specific timing requested by the second processor, wherein
the series of indices is comprised entirely of indices which are integer powers of two,
the cycle information comprising a 1-bit-on-bit string, each of the bits corresponding to a different one of the sampling cycles, and
the 1-bit-on-bit string represents a Boolean sum logic value bit string of one or more timing requests.

US Pat. No. 10,194,386

TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:reception circuitry configured for:
receiving an Inter-System Routing Policy (ISRP) and/or an Inter-APN Routing Policy (TARP), from an Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) located in a Home Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN);
and
receiving, from an LTE access network, Radio Access Network (RAN) information for selecting an access network; and
a controller configured for selecting the access network based on an ANDSF Policy, if the UE has both the ANDSF Policy and the RAN information,wherein:the ANDSF Policy includes the ISRP and/or the IARP, and
the access network is selected from between the LTE access network and a WLAN access network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,385

DETERMINING MULTI-USER OR SINGLE USER TRANSMISSION FOR ACCESS POINT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN A MULTI-USER ENVIRONMENT

Marvell International Ltd...

1. An access point implemented for wireless communication, the access point comprising:a transmitter component configured to communicate transmissions to a plurality of station devices;
a receiver component configured to receive association requests from the plurality of station devices;
a management entity configured to:
communicate, via the transmitter component, a downlink multi-user transmission to a first station device and a second station device, the downlink multi-user transmission soliciting acknowledgement from the first station device and second station device;
receive, via the receiver component and in response to the downlink multi-user transmission, a first association request from the first station device and a second association request from the second station device;
determine a single user transmission mode for the first station device based on the first association request;
determine a multi-user transmission mode for the second station device based on the second association request;
communicate, in the single user transmission mode using a polled uplink single user sequential transmission mode, to the first station device; and
communicate, in the multi-user transmission mode using a polled uplink single user transmission mode with a multi-user block acknowledgment request, to the second station device, the multi-user block acknowledgement request being used to solicit acknowledgment in a form of an uplink orthogonal frequency-division multiple access message from the second station device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,384

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND TERMINAL

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a terminal configured to perform wireless communication concurrently using a cell of a first type enabling connection without association with another cell and a cell of a second type enabling connection by being associated with the cell of the first type; and
a base station configured to form a first cell of the second type and when detecting that the terminal selects the first cell for the cell of the first type, the base station notifies the terminal of a second cell of the first type different from the first cell so as to allow the terminal to change connection to the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,383

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RADIO INTERFACE SELECTION FOR IMS CONNECTION BASED ON POWER CONSIDERATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for selecting a connection for a real time application, comprising:at a mobile device:
establishing a cellular connection with a cellular network;
establishing a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection with a WLAN network;
after establishing the cellular connection with the cellular network, determining a first one or more current network parameters of the cellular network, wherein the one or more current network parameters affect power consumption of the mobile device while communicating over the cellular connection;
after establishing the WLAN connection with the WLAN network, determining a second one or more current network parameters of the WLAN network, wherein the second one or more current network parameters affect power consumption of the mobile device while communicating over the WLAN connection;
based on the first one or more current network parameters and the second one or more current network parameters, dynamically determining whether to use the WLAN connection or the cellular connection in a real-time application of the mobile device, wherein said determining is based on the power consumption of the mobile device using the first one or more current network parameters while communicating over the cellular connection and the power consumption of the mobile device using the second one or more current network parameters while using the WLAN connection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,381

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DISCOVERY USING MDNS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing service discovery at a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing a service discovery procedure with a second UE using a multicast domain name system (mDNS) based on an application service platform (ASP); and
setting up session connection with the second UE based on P2P connection,
wherein the service discovery procedure includes a step of exchanging a pointer (PTR) query message based on the mDNS and a step of exchanging a service (SRV) and text (TXT) query messages,
wherein a TXT record of the SRV and TXT query message mandatorily includes Advertisement ID information of a service,
wherein the session is set up when the first UE transmits a provision discovery (PD) request message to the second UE after the service discovery procedure and receives a PD response message from the second UE, and
wherein band information and time information necessary for exchange of the PD request message and the PD response message are further included in the TXT record.

US Pat. No. 10,194,379

DISCOVERY AND SECURITY IN LWA COMMUNICATION

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

17. A method for establishing a secure-communication pathway, comprising:by an access point:
providing, from an interface circuit in the access point, messages that include one or more identifiers of one or more cellular-telephone networks that are supported by the access point, wherein a given identifier specifies a given supported cellular-telephone network;
receiving, at the interface circuit, information specifying a radio node associated with a cellular-telephone network, wherein the information is included in communication associated with a wireless-local-area-network (WLAN) controller; and
establishing, via the interface circuit, the secure-communication pathway with the radio node based on the information, wherein the interface circuit communicates via the secure-communication pathway by taking data associated with frames for a cellular-telephone communication protocol that include second information that specifies the radio node and encapsulating the data in frames for an IEEE 802.11 communication protocol that include third information that specifies an electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,377

NETWORK DEVICE AND DATA BACKHAUL IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network device, comprising a memory, and a processor, wherein the memory stores a group of program code, and the processor is configured to call the program code stored in the memory, to execute the following operations:obtaining, according to channel state information, a backhaul request of a second network device, residual backhaul capability information of a third network device, and backhaul control information used for controlling the second network device and the third network device to backhaul data, wherein the backhaul control information comprises backhaul network topology control information and physical resource allocation information;
broadcasting the backhaul control information to the second network device and the third network device, so that the second network device and the third network device backhaul data according to the backhaul control information; and
broadcasting a reference signal instruction message to the second network device and the third network device, wherein the reference signal instruction message is used to instruct one or more network devices of the second network device or the third network device to send a reference signal and another network device to measure the channel state information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,376

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a radio access controller in a first radio access network arranged to operate according to a first radio access technology, for providing access control in a wireless network comprising the first radio access network and a second radio access network, the second radio access network being arranged to operate according to a second radio access technology, the method comprising:receiving an access request originating from a wireless device, the access request comprising wireless device related information including information related to a global cell identity;
assessing the access request based on the received wireless device related information, a throughput related value for the first radio access technology and a throughput related value for the second radio access technology, wherein assessing the access request comprises:
transmitting a request for secondary radio access network information from the secondary access network; and
receiving a response to the request for secondary radio access network information from the secondary access network, wherein said secondary radio access network information comprises the throughput related value for the second radio access technology; and
responding to the access request based on the assessment.

US Pat. No. 10,194,375

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING NETWORK SIGNALING LOADS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for controlling network signaling loads in a wireless network, comprising:receiving, by an access point, a probe request from a device comprising a reference turnover activity value;
generating, by the access point, a current turnover activity value based on a mean residence times of devices in a coverage area of the access point and a standard deviation of the devices in the coverage area of the access point, with the current turnover activity value indicating a degree of turnover activity;
determining, by the access point, that-the current turnover activity value is less than the reference turnover activity value;
sending, by the access point, a probe response to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,374

NETWORK JOIN METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE USING THE NETWORK JOIN METHOD

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A network join method, comprising:transmitting a long beacon message including transmission timing information of a first short beacon message to a child node network device;
transmitting the first short beacon message to the child node network device according to a transmission timing of the first short beacon message, the first short beacon message indicating an interval allocated to the child node network device;
receiving a slot allocation request message from the child node network device according to the interval allocated to the child node network device; and
checking whether the child node network device joins a network, and transmitting a slot allocation confirmation message to the child node network device,
wherein an interval between the long beacon message and the first short beacon message is determined based on a quality of service (QoS) of the network, and
wherein the interval between the long beacon message and the first short beacon message has a first length when a number of devices requesting to join the network is greater than a threshold number, and the interval between the long beacon message and the first short beacon message has a second length when the number of devices requesting to join the network is lower than the threshold number, the second length being longer than the first length.

US Pat. No. 10,194,373

SELF-EVOLVING WIRELESS BACKHAUL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

13. A method of operating a wireless network comprising a plurality of wireless devices and a backbone, the method comprising:one of the wireless devices initiating data upload to the backbone or a data download from the backbone;
the initiating wireless device estimating, based on rules defining benefits to be received by initiating wireless devices and costs incurred by the initiating wireless devices within the network when the wireless devices participate in data transfer in a network and on information of topology of the network formed by the wireless devices, costs of uploading or downloading the data via other wireless devices in the network;
the initiating wireless device estimating the costs of uploading or downloading the data directly to/from the backbone;
wherein one or both estimates combine an estimation of technical costs of data transmission, their compensation payments and path length dependent network benefits;
determine whether at least one of costs or benefits of a direct data exchange with the backbone outweigh those of data exchange with the backbone via other nodes; and
the initiating wireless device initiating the upload or requesting the download directly from the backbone or via the other wireless devices based on the determination; and
further comprising a cache storage, the method further comprising:
checking whether or not predetermined data is stored in the cache upon receipt of a request from another wireless device for transmission of the predetermined data;
performing a cost/benefit analysis of transmitting the predetermined data to the other wireless device; and
if the cost/benefit analysis indicates that transmission of the predetermined data is advantageous for the wireless device, reading the predetermined data from the cache and transmitting the read data to the other wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,371

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memories including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to:
obtain, by a communication that conforms to a first communication scheme, execution information representing whether or not a first apparatus is executing a relay function that enables the communication apparatus to communicate with a second apparatus via the first apparatus;
request, by the communication that conforms to the first communication scheme, the first apparatus to start the relay function, in a case where the execution information represents that the first apparatus is not executing the relay function;
communicate with the second apparatus via the first apparatus, by performing a communication that conforms to a second communication scheme that is different from the first communication scheme with the first apparatus that is executing the relay function;
determine whether the first apparatus has been requested to start the relay function in a case where the communication with the second apparatus is terminated; and
request the first apparatus to stop the relay function in a case where it is determined that the first apparatus has been requested to start the relay function, and not request the first apparatus to stop the relay function in a case where it is determined that the first apparatus has not been requested to start the relay function.

US Pat. No. 10,194,370

PROXIMITY INFORMATION IN CONFIGURATION OF DATA LINKS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL IP Corporation, Sa...

23. A device, comprising:an access unit that identifies proximity information representative of an amount of physical separation of the device from a second device;
a configuration unit that configures a data link with the second device; and
an assignment unit that associates the data link to a data path group associated with a cluster of devices including the device, wherein the data link is associated based on a portion of the proximity information and at least one of second proximity information associated with extant data links or third proximity information associated with data path groups, wherein the proximity information is based on a received signal strength indication (RSSI), the second proximity information is based on a second RSSI, and the third proximity information is based on a third RSSI.

US Pat. No. 10,194,369

ROUTING DATA PACKETS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS WITH DIRECTIONAL TRANSMISSIONS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus for communicating via a routing protocol in a wireless network having directional transmission, comprising:(a) a transceiver configured for communicating over a wireless network with peer stations;
(b) a computer processor coupled to said transceiver; and
(c) a non-transitory computer-readable memory storing instructions executable by the computer processor;
(d) wherein said instructions, when executed by the computer processor, perform steps comprising:
(i) identifying reliable peer stations utilizing Beamforming (BF) training feedback metrics among the neighboring wireless device;
(ii) transmitting routing discovery messages to reliable peer stations in a unicast transmission mode;
(iii) disseminating neighborhood discovery lists among peer station on the network in a unicast transmission mode; and
(iv) constructing routing tables that extract best route between a source and a destination station, wherein messages can be routed using said routing table from a source peer station, through intermediate peer stations, to a destination peer station, and wherein said routing table comprises: (A) source station address; (B) destination station address; (C) source station sequence number; (D) destination station sequence number; (E) partial forward routing paths; (F) partial reverse routing path and corresponding metric; (G) time of routing path creation; (H) expiration time for route table entry.

US Pat. No. 10,194,367

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR LONG TERM EVOLUTION AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA INTERWORKING

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. One or more computer-readable media having instructions that, when executed, cause an evolved Node B (“eNB”) to:generate a radio resource control (“RRC”) connection reconfiguration message or a system information block message to include radio access network (“RAN”) assistance parameters for access network selection and traffic steering between an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (“EUTRAN”) and a wireless local area network (“WLAN”), wherein the RAN assistance parameters include:
a WLAN beacon received signal strength indicator (“RSSI”) threshold;
an EUTRAN reference signal received power (“RSRP”) threshold or an EUTRAN reference signal received quality (“RSRQ”) threshold; and
a timer parameter to provide a predetermined time interval that a plurality of steering conditions are to be met before user equipment (“UE”) traffic is to be steered to the WLAN; and
cause the RRC connection reconfiguration message or the system information block message to be transmitted,
wherein, at least one of:
the RAN assistance parameters further include a WLAN downlink backhaul rate threshold and the plurality of steering conditions further include an available downlink bandwidth of the WLAN being greater than the WLAN downlink backhaul rate threshold, or
the RAN assistance parameters further include a WLAN uplink backhaul rate threshold and the plurality of steering conditions further include an available uplink bandwidth of the WLAN being greater than the WLAN uplink backhaul rate threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,194,365

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for operating a first network controller, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first network controller, at least one indicator to a served user equipment (UE), wherein the at least one indicator specifies a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) port count associated with CRS symbols transmitted by a second network controller and a CRS frequency shift of the CRS symbols transmitted by the second network controller.

US Pat. No. 10,194,364

METHOD OF ENHANCING TRANSMISSION OPPORTUNITY AND WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

11. A wireless device, configured to enhance a transmission opportunity, wherein the wireless device communicates with a second wireless system and attempts to interoperate with a first wireless system, and the first wireless system is configured with a first interframe space duration, the wireless device comprising:a processing unit; and
a storage unit, coupled to the processing unit, configured to store a program code, the program code instructing the processing unit to perform following steps:
sensing a wireless medium;
Determine whether the wireless medium is occupied by the first wireless system or occupied by the second wireless system;
when the wireless medium is occupied by the first wireless system, determine the interframe space duration corresponding to the wireless device to be shorter than the second interframe space duration,
When the wireless medium is occupied by the second wireless system, Determine the interframe space duration corresponding to the wireless device to be equal to the second interframe space duration,
and transmitting a data frame of the wireless device after the wireless medium is idle for at least the interframe space duration, wherein the data frame complies with the standard corresponding to the second wireless system.

US Pat. No. 10,194,363

DYNAMIC RADIO COVERAGE AREA TRANSITION MANAGEMENT

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

18. A method comprising:transmitting a cell state change request message from an energy saving communication station to a compensation communication station, the cell state change request message at least requesting deactivation of an energy saving service area provided by the energy saving communication station;
transmitting a cell state change response message from the compensation communication station to the energy saving communication station, the cell state change response message indicating that the energy saving service area should be deactivated;
transferring a user equipment device (UE device from the energy saving communication station to a transition radio head, the transferring comprising assigning to the UE device an uplink/downlink frequency pair for communication with the transition radio head and not used by the energy saving communication station, the transition radio head and the energy saving communication station operating in accordance with a same communication specification;
deactivating the energy saving service area such that the energy saving communication station does not provide wireless service within the energy saving service area;
transmitting a cell state change update message from the energy saving communication station to the compensation communication station, the cell state change update message at least indicating that no UE devices are receiving wireless service from the energy saving communication station;
expanding, at least partially in response to receiving the cell state change update message at the compensation communication station, a compensation service area of the compensation communication station to cover at least a portion of the energy saving service area of the energy saving communication station; and
transferring the UE device from the transition radio head to a compensation radio head of the compensation communication station that provides the compensation service area.

US Pat. No. 10,194,361

APPARATUS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CELLULAR NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS CORRESPONDING TO A NON-CELLULAR NETWORK

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor configured to cause an evolved Node B (eNB) to:
transmit a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message in a radio transmission to a User Equipment (UE), the RRC message comprising a measurement configuration information element to configure one or more measurements to be performed by the UE, the measurement configuration information element comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) measurement object (MeasObjectWLAN) comprising information of at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprises at least one WLAN identifier to identify the at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN band information to indicate a WLAN band, and the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN channel information to indicate one or more WLAN channels, the measurement configuration information element comprising reporting criterion information and reporting format information, the reporting criterion information to indicate a criterion to trigger the UE to send a measurement report, the reporting format information to indicate measurement results corresponding to the WLAN to be included in the measurement report; and
process a measurement report from the UE, the measurement report comprising the measurement results corresponding to the WLAN, the measurement report comprising the at least one WLAN identifier; anda memory to store the measurement report.

US Pat. No. 10,194,360

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CELLULAR NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS CORRESPONDING TO A NON-CELLULAR NETWORK

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor configured to cause a User Equipment (UE) to:
receive a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message in a radio transmission from an evolved Node B (eNB), the RRC message comprising a measurement configuration information element to configure one or more measurements to be performed by the UE, the measurement configuration information element comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) measurement object (MeasObjectWLAN) comprising information of at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprises at least one WLAN identifier to identify the at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN band information to indicate a WLAN band, and the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN channel information to indicate one or more WLAN channels, the measurement configuration information element comprising reporting criterion information and reporting format information, the reporting criterion information to indicate a criterion to trigger the UE to send a measurement report, the reporting format information to indicate measurement results corresponding to the WLAN to be included in the measurement report;
perform measurements on the WLAN based at least on the WLAN measurement object; and
transmit the measurement report to the eNB, the measurement report comprising the measurement results corresponding to the WLAN, the measurement report comprising the at least one WLAN identifier; and
a memory to store at least part of the measurement results corresponding to the WLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,194,359

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STATION LOCATION BASED NEIGHBOR DETERMINATION AND HANDOVER PROBABILITY ESTIMATION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for an access controller (AC), comprising:receiving, by the AC, reports from a plurality of wireless devices, wherein each report includes geographic location information of each wireless device;
maintaining network topology information, by the AC, based on the reports from the plurality of wireless devices; and
providing network topology information to at least one wireless device in response to receiving a request for information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,357

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR TRAFFIC STEERING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A Method for applying assistance information for traffic steering between a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access network and a non-3GPP access network by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:while in a radio resource control (RRC) connected mode:
receiving first assistance information for traffic steering via a dedicated signaling from an eNodeB (eNB);
applying the first assistance information for traffic steering;
transiting from the RRC connected mode to a RRC idle mode;
while in the RRC idle mode:
keeping applying the first assistance information for traffic steering;
performing a cell reselection while the first assistance information is valid; and
clearing the first assistance information,
wherein the first assistance information includes thresholds regarding the 3GPP access network and thresholds regarding the non-3GPP access network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,354

AVAILABILITY BASED NETWORK SELECTION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of operating a communication system, comprising:determining, by a control element of a target wireless communication network, that a wireless device is being served by a source wireless communication network;
determining, by the target wireless communication network, that a base station of the target wireless communication network is available to serve the wireless device;
deciding, by the control element of the target wireless communication network, that the wireless device should be handed over from the source wireless communication network to the target wireless communication network based on the determination that the target wireless communication network is available to serve the wireless device; and
instructing, by the control element of the target wireless communication network, the source wireless communication network to handover the wireless device to the target wireless communication network based on the decision that the target wireless communication network is available to serve the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,353

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:pre-allocating, by an evolved NodeB (eNB), M uplink shared resources to a user equipment (UE) that is within a preset area, according to a preset rule, wherein the M uplink shared resources are uplink shared resources that the UE is allowed to use without needing to request a grant of uplink shared resources from the eNB, and wherein M is an integer greater than or equal to 1; and
sending, by the eNB, uplink shared resource information to the UE, wherein the uplink shared resource information comprises location information of the M uplink shared resources that are pre-allocated to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,352

WIRELESS BROADBAND COMMUNICATION METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM, FOR ESTABLISHING A USER PLANE CONNECTION BETWEEN A SMALL CELL AND A USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a first base station, a configuration message from a second base station through a wired or wireless interface, wherein the configuration message comprises user plane protocol configuration information;
configuring, by the first base station, a radio resource and a measurement parameter according to the configuration message; and
establishing, by the first base station, a connection that carries user traffic between the first base station and a user equipment (UE) based on the user plane protocol configuration information, the radio resource and the measurement parameter, wherein the connection comprises one or more data bearers between the first base station and the UE, wherein the one or more data bearers transmit user data between the UE and a core network (CN) element.

US Pat. No. 10,194,350

BASE STATION, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A base station, comprising:a controller configured to control a downlink data flow, to a terminal, via another base station based on feedback from the another base station;
a transmitter configured to transmit, to the another base station, downlink data and a parameter containing a value of 0 or 1; and
a receiver configured to receive the feedback from the another base station if the parameter contains the value of 1, wherein:
the value of 0 indicates that the feedback is not requested, and the value of 1 indicates that the feedback is requested, and
the base station is configured for a split bearer option.

US Pat. No. 10,194,349

HEADER COMPRESSION OPTIMIZATION METHOD DURING AND AFTER HANDOVERS IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method in a mobile station which communicates with a communication apparatus, the method comprising:receiving an indication about Serving Radio Network Subsystem (SRNS) relocation being performed;
upon reception of the indication about SRNS relocation being performed, and when a compressor of the mobile station is operating in an optimistic ‘O’ mode, for Window-based Least Significant Bit (W-LSB) encoding, updating a set of candidate reference values used by a decompressor of the communication apparatus by adding newly transmitted reference values but not removing old reference values until SRNS relocation is completed; and
compressing and transmitting, when the compressor of the mobile station is operating in the optimistic ‘O’ mode, uplink packets to the communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,194,348

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVED ROBUST HEADER COMPRESSION (ROHC) DECOMPRESSION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a wireless communication device, a decompression failure associated with a header of a received packet and a first real-time transport protocol (RTP) sequence number (SN) interpretation window; and
performing, by the wireless communication device, a decompression of the header of the received packet using a second RTP SN interpretation window,
the second RTP SN interpretation window being calculated based on at least one of one or more values of the first RTP SN interpretation window or a size of the first RTP SN interpretation window.

US Pat. No. 10,194,347

METHOD FOR MANAGING OVERLOAD IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for managing overload in a mobile communication network including a radio access network and a core network connected to the radio access network, wherein a plurality of non-MTC user devices and/or MTC user devices is connected to one or more base stations of the radio access network, the method comprising:a) detecting a presence of a network overload in the mobile communication network;
b) generating an overload report according to the detected network overload having one or more resource identifiers of the resources of the mobile communication network on which the network overload was detected;
c) identifying one or more user devices and/or applications affected by the network overload based on the overload report; and
d) informing one or more serving entities serving identified user devices for temporarily suppressing communication requests.

US Pat. No. 10,194,344

DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING BEARER QUALITY-OF-SERVICE CONFIGURATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for configuring communication between a base station and a wireless communication device (WCD), wherein the base station serves the WCD over an air interface, wherein the base station is configured to schedule air interface communications between the base station and the WCD, wherein the WCD has a first bearer with the base station via the air interface and a second bearer with the base station via the air interface, wherein the first bearer has a first set of one or more quality of service (QoS) parameters defining a first priority level for the base station scheduling communications on the first bearer, and wherein the second bearer has a second set of one or more QoS parameters defining a second priority level for the base station scheduling communications on the second bearer, the second priority level being different from the first priority level, the method comprising:detecting that the base station is threshold highly loaded; and
responsive to the detecting and based on the first set of one or more QoS parameters, reconfiguring the second bearer to have the same QoS parameters as the first set of one or more QoS parameters, whereby the base station will schedule communications on the second bearer in accordance with the first set of one or more QoS parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,194,342

COLLECTING CHARACTERISTICS FOR A PATH BETWEEN IP END-POINTS ASSOCIATED WITH A RADIO ACCESS TRANSPORT NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed in a first radio base station in a radio access network, of collecting characteristics for a path between two IP end-points associated with a radio access transport network, the method comprising:receiving an IP address of at least one IP end-point associated with the radio access transport network to which the first radio base station is connected;
sending a query to a node in the radio access transport network for at least one characteristic for a path between the two IP end-points, wherein the two IP end-points comprise the at least one IP end-point, and the node routes traffic between the two IP end-points;
receiving the at least one characteristic for the path between the two IP end-points;
comparing the at least one characteristic for a path between the two IP end points with at least one characteristic for a path between a second radio base station and an IP end point that is one of the two IP end points; and
determining, based on the comparison, which of the first radio base station and the second radio base station should serve as a master base station that decides whether radio coordination features should be used.

US Pat. No. 10,194,340

GATEWAY DEVICE FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE COMMUNICATION WITH DUAL CELLULAR INTERFACES

Systech Corporation, San...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first network interface configured to communicate with a first network;
a second network interface configured to communicate with a second network;
at least one local communication interface configured to communicate with one or more client devices; and
one or more processors coupled to the first network interface, the second network interface, and the at least one local communication interface, the one or more processors configured to operate the first network interface as a primary interface and the second network interface as a hot backup interface to route communication with one or more client devices, the one or more processors being further configured to:
route communication with the one or more client devices over the primary interface while maintaining the hot backup interface actively connected to its respective network,
determine to switch communication with the one or more client devices from the primary interface, and
after determining to switch communication with the one or more client devices from the primary interface, route communication with the one or more client devices over the hot backup interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,339

DETECTION OF BASE STATION SYNCHRONIZATION FAILURE

Sprint Communications Com...

10. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed, perform a method for detecting synchronization failures between base stations in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:at each of a plurality of base stations:
generating a cancellation signal that is in-phase relative to signals output over a downlink band by a first base station and that has an inverse amplitude relative to the signals output over the downlink band by the first base station;
internally cancelling receipt, in near real time at the first base station, of the signals output over the downlink band by the first base station using the cancellation signal;
listening for synchronization information output by a neighboring base station over the downlink band as enabled by the signal receipt cancellation;
when synchronization information output over the downlink band by the neighboring base station is received at the first base station, communicating the synchronization information of the neighboring base station and synchronization information of the first base station to a server for detection of synchronization failures.

US Pat. No. 10,194,338

NETWORK OPTIMIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network optimization method, wherein the method comprises:collecting statistics on a load index of a cell within a coverage area;
determining a load level of the cell according to the load index of the cell;
obtaining a network key performance indicator of the cell;
determining a performance status of the cell according to the load index and the network key performance indicator of the cell;
determining a cause for overload of the cell according to the performance status of the cell when the load level of the cell is overload; and
sending a message to a self-organized network (SON) entity, wherein the message carries an identifier that is used to indicate the cause for overload of the cell;
wherein the network key performance indicator comprises a cell average efficiency (CAE), which is used to indicate a resource usage capability of the cell; and

wherein MCS is a modulation and coding scheme used for a resource block according to channel quality of a scheduled user; and N is a quantity of users within the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,336

ACTIVATION OF CELLS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed in a wireless device served by a network node of a radio communications system, the wireless device being capable of carrier aggregation and being configured by the network node with a primary cell, PCell, and a first secondary cell, SCell, the method comprising:receiving an activation command for activating the first SCell, the first SCell operating on a carrier for contention-based transmission; and
activating the first SCell in response to the activation command within a variable time period, the variable timer period increasing with a number of times that a discovery reference signal occasion of the first SCell is not available at the wireless device during the activation, the discovery reference signal occasion of the first SCell is not available when at least one of a quality and a strength of a signal received in the discovery reference signal occasion is below a respective threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,194,335

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD USING HYBRID BEAMFORMING AND APPARATUS THEREFORE

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A method of connecting a wireless backhaul, the method comprising:receiving, by a small-cell base station (BS), a plurality of beamforming signals from a macro-cell BS to form a wireless backhaul between the macro-cell BS and the small-cell base BS, wherein the plurality of the beamforming signals have different directivities respectively;
generating, by a small-cell base station BS, reception status information on each of the plurality of beamforming signals;
collecting, by the small-cell BS, from a terminal connected to the small-cell BS, interference information on each of the plurality of beamforming signals or location information of the terminal; and
performing, by the small-cell BS, one of:
(i) selecting, by the small-cell BS, a beamforming signal used for forming the wireless backhaul from among the plurality of the beamforming signals based on the generated reception status information and the collected interference information or the location information; or
(ii) transmitting, by the small-cell BS, the generated reception status information and the collected interference information or location information to the macro-cell BS such that the macro-cell BS selects the beamforming signal used for forming the wireless backhaul from among the plurality of the beamforming signals, based on the generated reception status information and the collected interference information or information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,334

METHODS AND NODES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A Base Transceiver Station (BTS), wherein the BTS comprises:a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna array configured for beamforming and MIMO transmission, wherein the BTS is configured for wireless communication with a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system;
a processing circuit, configured to implement a plurality of downlink pre-coders, wherein the plurality of downlink pre-coders are configurable to provide a remotely configurable downlink cell pattern, at least one of the plurality of downlink pre-coders is configured to provide downlink pre-coding for a UE dedicated channel corresponding to the UE, and at least one of the plurality of downlink pre-coders is configured to provide downlink pre-coding for a control plane, and wherein the downlink pre-coding that is provided by the plurality of downlink pre-coders is used to modify phase excitation of the MIMO antenna array, to cause a transceiver to create an antenna beam by providing a different phase for each antenna element of the MIMO antenna array; and
the transceiver, configured to transmit a signal in the antenna beam via the MIMO antenna array to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,333

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a wireless communication transceiver configured to perform wireless communication with a base station; and
controller circuitry configured to receive a transmitted reference signal from the base station and perform measurement of the transmitted reference signal, a plurality of transmission weights being applied by the base station to the transmitted reference signal for beamforming, the plurality of transmission weights stored at the base station, wherein the base station applies the plurality of transmission weights to the transmitted reference signal by multiplying the transmitted reference signal with the plurality of transmission weights,
wherein the controller circuitry performs the measurement by calculating the sum of the plurality of transmission weights for beamforming, and multiplying a channel for the reference signal before application by the sum of the plurality of transmission weights for beamforming, and thereby calculating received power which occurs when the reference signal after application of the plurality of transmission weights for beamforming is received by the wireless communication transceiver,
wherein the terminal apparatus communicates with a base station which has been selected based on the measurement of the transmitted reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,331

REMOTE RADIO UNIT HUB (RHUB), INDOOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An indoor communications system comprising a first remote radio unit hub (RHUB), comprising:a first processor; and
a first non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a first program for execution by the first processor, the first program including instructions to:
connect to a baseband unit (BBU) in a wired manner;
receive a first communications signal sent by the BBU;
connect to a second RHUB in a wired manner;
connect to a first radio resource unit (RRU) in a wired manner;
determine whether to send a second communications signal to the second RHUB or to the first RRU, according to the first communications signal; and
send the second communications signal to the second RHUB, when it is determined to send the second communications signal to the second RHUB instead of the first RRU;
wherein the second RHUB is connected to the first RRU in a wired manner, or to a second RRU in a wired manner.

US Pat. No. 10,194,330

COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling user equipment operation in a wireless communications network configured to support communication with said user equipment according to a communication mode which utilises repetition of messaging; said method comprising:determining a modulation and coding regime to be used by said user equipment;
identifying a repetition regime to be implemented by said user equipment in conjunction with said modulation and coding regime; and
communicating an indication of said determined modulation and coding regime and identified repetition regime to said user equipment;
wherein said indication comprises: an indication of an absolute number of repetitions to be performed; and
wherein said indication comprises: an indication of a codebook entry giving the absolute number of repetitions to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,194,329

SITE POSITION PRIORITY DETERMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A site position priority order determination device, comprising:a radio communication apparatus that is capable of measuring a reception level and reception quality of a radio signal in communication with a radio base station existing at a periphery;
a site position priority calculation unit for actually measuring service quality at a site position at which a new radio base station is to be installed by:
transmitting and receiving data to and from the radio base station existing at the periphery using the radio communication apparatus, and calculating a nonattainment degree of target service quality based on the measured value of the service quality and, in conjunction therewith;
calculating an estimated attainment degree of the target service quality as a result of installing the new radio base station,
further calculating a tightness degree of cell load at the site position and a cell capacity supply degree to demand traffic and a competing company degree of dominance regarding the service quality at the site position, and
using a parameter set supplied from an outside party or person as a site position priority, determining weighted values of the nonattainment degree of target service quality, the estimated attainment degree of target service quality, the tightness degree of cell load, the cell capacity supply degree to demand traffic, and the competing company degree of dominance regarding the service quality at the site position, and calculating and outputting a weighted sum of the weighted values;
a site position priority storage unit for storing the site position priority with respect to each of the site positions, which is output from the site position priority calculation unit; and
a site position priority order determination unit for reading out the site position priority with respect to each of the site positions, which is stored in the site position priority storage unit, determining priority orders of the site positions based on the site position priorities, and outputting a site position priority order list indicating the determined priority orders of the site positions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,327

5G RADIO SYSTEM USING SUB-7 GHZ SPECTRUM FOR UPLINK AND MILLIMETER WAVE SPECTRUM FOR DOWNLINK

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A method of communication by a wireless communication device, comprising: receiving millimeter wave band downlink signals having an OFDM subcarrier spacing within a range of 120 KHz and 480 KHz, wherein the downlink signals are received in the millimeter wave band only; and transmitting sub-7 GHz band uplink signals having an OFDM subcarrier spacing within a range of 15 KHz and 60 KHz, wherein the uplink signals are transmitted in the sub-7 GHz band only, wherein the bandwidth of the millimeter wave downlink signals is greater than the bandwidth of the sub-7 GHz band uplink signals; wherein the sub-7 GHz band downlink uplink signals have a bandwidth greater than 20 MHz and less than 100 MHz and the millimeter wave band downlink signals have a bandwidth within a range of 200 MHz and 500 MHz range.

US Pat. No. 10,194,326

TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMITTING DATA OVER AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN OPERATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, at a user equipment (UE), a first transmission from a first node associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators; wherein the first transmission comprises data originating from a second operator in the deployment of operators, and the UE is connected to a second node associated with the second operator; and
receiving a second transmission from the second node over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, the second transmission comprising the data originating from the second operator;
wherein the first transmission and the second transmission are concurrent.

US Pat. No. 10,194,323

WIRELESS BASE STATION, CORE NETWORK DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A wireless base station comprising:a communication unit; and
a control unit that transmits, to an adjacent wireless base station adjacent to the wireless base station, through the communication unit, an instruction signal that gives an instruction to expand a cell range of the adjacent wireless base station in a direction of the wireless base station before the wireless base station narrows a cell range or reduces transmission power, wherein
the control unit narrows the cell range or reduces the transmission power of the wireless base station after receiving, from the adjacent wireless base station, a notification signal that gives a notification that the adjacent wireless base station has expanded the cell range of the adjacent wireless base station in the direction of the wireless base station.

US Pat. No. 10,194,322

COORDINATED TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR UNBALANCED LOAD

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for handling a transmission between a plurality of Transmission Points, TPs, and User Equipments, UEs, in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving information from each respective UE out of a number of first UEs served by the network node, which information is related to the location of the UE;
identifying a hot spot, based on the information received from the UEs, which hot spot is an area where the load density of UEs is above a first threshold;
selecting a plurality of TPs dedicated to serve UEs located in the hot spot, which UEs located in the hot spot are a subset of the plurality of first UEs, wherein the plurality of TPs are selected at least based on an estimated throughput of the respective TP, the estimated throughput obtained by selecting a TP to respective UE link with highest channel gain and predicting a throughput for each available TP to UE link; and
establishing a coordinated transmission mode from the plurality of dedicated TPs to the UEs located in the hot spot.

US Pat. No. 10,194,320

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF SUBSCRIPTION ELECTRONIC SIM CREDENTIALS VIA LOCAL SERVICE BROKERS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system of a local service broker system operating a subscription electronic SIM assignment system comprising:a memory storing a pool of international mobile subscriber identities for assignment to requesting clients;
a network interface device for communication with an authentication server in a wireless communication network;
a processor executing machine readable executable code instructions to:
receive a transaction history associated with a client information handling system; and
if the transaction history meets a threshold trust requirement, assign one of the pool of international mobile subscriber identities to the client information handling system, generate variables not unique to the client information handling system for determination of electronic SIM credentials, determine one or more electronic SIM credentials based on generated variables for determination of electronic SIM credentials, and transmit the assigned international mobile subscriber identity and variables for determination of electronic SIM credentials to the client information handling system.

US Pat. No. 10,194,318

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NFC ACCESS CONTROL IN A SECURE ELEMENT CENTRIC NFC ARCHITECTURE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a secure element, cause the secure to perform operations comprising:receiving, using a full duplex interface protocol, a request for information from an application processor on a full duplex interface, wherein:
the full duplex interface connects the application processor to the secure element, and wherein the application processor and the secure element are part of a device, and
the request for information is a near field communication (NFC) controller interface (NCI) packet in an application protocol data unit (APDU);
receiving one or more access control policies from a trusted service manager, wherein the one or more access control policies are encrypted by the trusted service manager based at least in part on a first secure key;
decoding the one or more access control policies, from the trusted service manager, based at least in part on a second locally stored secure key;
processing the received request, based at least in part on the one or more access control policies, to identify a first access level associated with the request and a second access level associated with an originator of the request;
determining if the first access level matches the second access level;
in response to determining the first access level matches the second access level, transmitting the request to a NFC controller through the secure element using a single wire protocol interface without a direct connection between the application processor and the NFC controller;
receiving information from the NFC controller; and
transmitting the information from the NFC controller to the originator of the request.

US Pat. No. 10,194,317

METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO PERFORM AT LEAST ONE ACTION ACCORDING TO A USER'S GESTURE AND IDENTITY

PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIM...

1. A method of performing at least one action at a system according to a user's gesture information, comprising:a. capturing the user's movement and converting the user's movement to captured gesture information by a mobile apparatus, wherein the mobile apparatus comprises an antenna, a processor, a storage medium and at least one accelerometer, wherein the accelerometer has at least three axes;
b. comparing the captured gesture information with one or more predefined gesture information at the mobile apparatus;
c. when the captured gesture information matches a predefined gesture information, at the mobile apparatus:
i. selecting a first identity based on a matched predefined gesture information;
ii. when the mobile apparatus is physically close to a reader by a first wireless strength signal:
A. generating an encrypted information, wherein the encrypted information comprises the predefined gesture information used in step (b) for comparison with the captured gesture information in step (a), a first identity, a timestamp, and a device identity;
B. sending the encrypted information to a security system through a reader, wherein the mobile apparatus is physically close to the reader;
C. performing the at least one action at the security system according to the encrypted information; and
d. when the captured gesture information does not match any predefined gesture information, at the mobile apparatus:
sending a failure notice to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,194,316

METHOD OF CHANGING PROFILE USING IDENTIFICATION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE IMPLEMENTING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of changing a profile by using an identification module, the method comprising:identifying a network selected by a user;
determining whether the profile, which uses the network, is included in the identification module in accordance with the identified network;
downloading the profile corresponding to the network and enabling the downloaded profile when the profile is not included in the identification module;
enabling the profile when the profile is included in the identification module; and
making a connection to the network based on the enabled profile.

US Pat. No. 10,194,313

ESIM PROFILE PROVISIONING BETWEEN PROXIMATE DEVICES

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

1. A first device comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory storage medium storing one or more instructions, the one or more instructions executable on the one or more processors to cause the first device to:
detect, as a detected presence, a presence of a second device within a configurable threshold distance of the first device, wherein the configurable threshold distance corresponds to a distance within which a device-to-device connection between the first device and the second device can be established;
send an indication to the second device, the indication indicating that the second device is within the configurable threshold distance of the first device; and
provision, based at least in part on the detected presence and via a device-to-device connection, a profile associated with a service provider and associated with an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) of the first device to the second device to enable the second device to utilize the profile associated with the eSIM for at least one service of a service provider, wherein the profile is embedded in the eSIM of the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,310

REPORT OF SERVING NETWORK, TIME ZONE AND UCI

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a mobility management node for handling information in a communications network, wherein the mobility management node is associated with a wireless device being served by a serving network, the method comprising:obtaining information for the wireless device that at least one of the serving network or a time zone or a User Closed subscriber group Information (UCI) has been changed, and information that the change has not been transmitted to a Serving GateWay (SGW) associated with the mobility management node; and
when at least one of the serving network and the time zone and the UCI, has been changed for the wireless device, and information about the change has not been transmitted to the SGW, transmitting the information about at least one of the changed serving network and time zone and UCI, to the SGW, enabling the SGW to forward this information to a Packet data network Gateway (PGW).

US Pat. No. 10,194,309

ROAMING SUPPORT FOR WIRELESS ACCESS SUBSCRIBER OVER FIXED IP ACCESS NETWORKS

1. A method, comprising:evaluating, by a system comprising a processor, a first service level agreement, which is a default service level agreement corresponding to first network devices of a first network, comprising a wired connection between a wired device of the first network devices and an 802.1x based wireless access point device of the first network devices, and second network devices of a second network that facilitates cellular based communications of a wireless device, wherein the first network facilitates a transfer, via the wired connection between the wired device and the 802.1x based wireless access point device, of an internet protocol communication between the wired device and the 802.1x based wireless access point device; and
in response to determining a deficiency of the first service level agreement with respect to providing, via the wired connection between the wired device and the 802.1x based wireless access point device, the internet protocol based communication to the wireless device,
initiating, by the system based on a defined rule, a negotiation of a second service level agreement establishing, for a class of subscribers associated with respective wireless devices comprising the wireless device based on quality of service parameters comprising a priority of a router device of the first network devices, policies of data exchange between the first network devices of the first network and the second network devices of the second network, wherein a policy of the policies specifies a payment, based on a billing classification corresponding to the priority of the router device, to be sent from a cellular network provider identity of the second network to a network provider identity of the first network for provision, via the wired connection between the wired device and the 802.1x based wireless access point device utilizing the router device of the first network devices, of the internet protocol based communication to the wireless device, and
in response to billing the network provider identity of the first network based on the second service level agreement, sending, by the system via the wired connection between the wired device and the 802.1x based wireless access point device, the internet protocol based communication to the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,308

WIRELESS NETWORK ROAMING IN HIGH-SPEED MOVEMENT APPLICATIONS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first wireless bridge device configured to transmit signals to and receive signals from wireless network access points located along a pathway; and
a second wireless bridge device configured to transmit signals to and receive signals from the wireless network access points,
the first wireless bridge device and the second wireless bridge device being coupled to and in communication with each other so that when the first wireless bridge device is wirelessly connected to a first access point and about to initiate a roaming mode to attempt to wirelessly connect to a second access point, the first wireless bridge device notifies the second wireless bridge device of the initiating of the roaming mode and determines whether the second wireless bridge device is in the roaming mode while the apparatus is moving along the pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,194,306

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR SUPPRESSING NETWORK STATUS INFORMATION NOTIFICATIONS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:transferring, by a user equipment (UE), to a suppress mode based at least in part on determining that a condition associated with the suppress mode is satisfied,
wherein the condition includes at least one of:
the UE being engaged in a voice call with no data activity during the voice call,
or
the UE being moved at a threshold speed and a screen of the UE being off;
suppressing, by the UE and during the suppress mode, generation of a notification by a modem of the UE that is to provide network status information to a processor of the UE,
the network status information relating to an alteration to a network status;
generating, by the UE and during the suppress mode, a particular notification to provide network status information regarding a particular alteration to the network status,
wherein the particular alteration relates to at least one of:
a technology change,
a preferred technology change, or
a change to a current dedicated data subscription (DDS); and
providing, by the UE and during the suppress mode, the particular notification to the processor of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,304

METHODS FOR RECEIVING DEVICE DISCOVERY INFORMATION AND SENDING DEVICE DISCOVERY INFORMATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

1. A method for receiving device discovery information, comprising:receiving, by first User Equipment (UE), device discovery information sent by second UE, wherein the device discovery information contains at least one piece of the following information: UE identification information and attribute information of the UE; and
performing, by the first UE, Device-to-Device (D2D) discovery and/or D2D communication under the condition that the device discovery information is consistent with a preset condition;
wherein the attribute information of the UE comprises at least one piece of the following information: an attribute update count value, UE capability information, UE type information, UE group information, UE state information, UE coverage information and application related information;
wherein performing, by the first UE, D2D discovery and/or D2D communication under the condition that the device discovery information is consistent with the preset condition comprises:
under the condition that the device discovery information contains an attribute update count value, judging, by the first UE, whether the information of the second UE and the corresponding attribute update count value have been received or not, and based on that the information of the second UE and the corresponding attribute update count value have not been received and/or the received attribute update count value is different, storing, by the first UE, the attribute update count value in the device discovery information, and acquiring other attribute information; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains relay capability information of the second UE, storing, by the first UE, the second UE, and when the first UE searches for a relay node for signalling and data forwarding, employing the second UE as a candidate relay node; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains indication information about whether the second UE has D2D communication capability or not, judging, by the first UE, whether to initiate D2D communication with the second UE or not according to the indication information about whether the second UE has the D2D communication capability information or not; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains D2D capability profile information of the second UE, selecting, by the first UE, a plurality of communication parameters when initiating establishment of a D2D communication connection with the second UE according to the D2D capability profile information of the second UE; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains type information of the second UE, responding to, by the first UE, UE with a high priority and/or UE of an emergency help calling user according to the type information of the second UE; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains group information of the second UE and the first UE also belongs to a group indicated by the group information, performing, by the first UE, D2D group-based device discovery according to the group information of the second UE; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains state information of the second UE, performing, by the first UE, D2D discovery and D2D communication flows according to a state of the second UE; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains coverage information of the second UE, finishing, by the first UE, device discovery and/or D2D communication connection establishment with the second UE through a serving eNB of the first UE according to the coverage information of the second UE; and/or
under the condition that the device discovery information contains application related information of the second UE, judging, by the first UE, whether an application indicated by the application related information of the second UE is an application in which the first UE is interested or not, and if YES, presenting, by the first UE, preset information corresponding to the application in which the first UE is interested.

US Pat. No. 10,194,303

PACKET FILTER BASED ACCESS CONTROL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving from a base station a plurality of access parameters corresponding to respective types of access controls for different types of data services;
receiving a traffic flow template (TFT) established at a core network based on mapping a packet filter to access control information for each of the respective types of access controls;
receiving a data packet from an application;
matching the data packet to the packet filter of the TFT to determine access control information corresponding to the data packet; and
establishing a wireless communication for the data packet based on access parameters for the determined type of access control, wherein the UE receives the data packet after establishing a session and after receiving the TFT based on the access control information and wherein the TFT includes a flow identifier, the packet filter, quality of service (QoS) information, and the access control information, wherein the quality of service (QoS) information includes a plurality of QoS class identifiers or a plurality of QoS profile identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,194,300

USER TERMINAL APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A user terminal apparatus comprising:a first communicator configured to perform unilateral wireless communication with an external apparatus;
a second communicator configured to perform bilateral wireless communication with the external apparatus;
a storage configured to store information about a connection with an access point; and
a controller configured to:
control the first communicator to transmit a control signal to the external apparatus via the unilateral wireless communication,
initiate a pairing operation with the external apparatus based on the control signal, and
based on the pairing operation being completed, control the second communicator to transmit the information about the connection with the access point to the external apparatus,
wherein the control signal based on the external apparatus being in a turned-off state, turns on the external apparatus and automatically initiates the pairing operation, and based on the external apparatus being in a turned-on state, initiates the pairing operation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,299

MULTIPLE APPLICATION MODULE OR UNIT

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A communication system, comprising:a wireless distribution system (WDS) configured for transmitting a downlink signal or for receiving an uplink signal; and
a computing device configured to serve as a client device to the WDS, the computing device comprising:
a memory;
a multi applications processor in communication with the memory, the multi applications processor configured to execute one or more applications; and
a wireless service processor in communication with the multi applications processor for communicating via a corresponding wireless service with the WDS;
the multi applications processor configured to execute an instance of a data service to establish a connection with the WDS for a specified application process utilizing the wireless service to provide at least one datum on the WDS.

US Pat. No. 10,194,297

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:at least one hardware processor configured to implement:
a session generating unit that generates, in a case where an operation is accepted from a first terminal with a user not uniquely identified, first session information in association with the first terminal, the first session information serving as a unit for managing communication for the first terminal, and that generates, in a case where an operation is accepted from a second terminal, second session information in association with the second terminal, the second session information serving as a unit for managing communication for the second terminal;
an associating unit that associates the first session information with the second session information by updating at least one of the first session information and the second session information to identify another of the first session information and the second session information in a case where an operation for associating the first terminal with the second terminal is accepted; and
a processing unit that performs, in a case where the first session information is associated with the second session information, a process using an operation log that is stored in association with the first terminal, in response to an operation performed using the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,294

METHOD FOR COLLECTIVELY COLLECTING DATA IN A MOBILE NETWORK, DATA ACQUISITION COMPUTER, AND MOBILE NETWORK MANAGEMENT UNIT FOR USE IN THE METHOD

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for the collective acquisition of data, the method comprising:acquiring data by mobile devices each equipped with a radio communication module, wherein the data are transmitted via mobile radio network to at least one data acquisition computer with the aid of the radio communication modules; and
selecting the mobile devices whose acquired data are to be transmitted to the at least one data acquisition computer based on at least the connection status of the mobile devices in the mobile radio network,
wherein the connection status of a mobile device depends on at least one of the level of utilization of the mobile radio cell in which the mobile device moves, the measured connection quality, how far away the mobile device is from the cell boundary of the mobile radio cell, the handover status of the mobile device, the required accuracy of the data to be acquired, and the spectral efficiency with which the data is transmitted or the energy efficiency with which the data is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,194,293

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VITAL SIGNS ALERTING PRIVILEGED RECIPIENTS

16. A multi-user centralized service data processing system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory coupled to the one or more processors and storing instructions, wherein the one or more processors, based on the instructions, perform operations comprising:
storing an alert delivery configuration for delivery of an alert to a first user that is feasibly physically located in a proximity range of a second user at a time associated with a recording data processing system detecting a health vital sign condition of the second user;
storing an interoperability configuration enabling the alert to the first user that is feasibly physically located in the proximity range of the second user at the time associated with the recording data processing system detecting the health vital sign condition of the second user;
receiving communications of the recording data processing system detecting the health vital sign condition of the second user, and determining the proximity range with a physical location of the recording data processing system at the time associated with the recording data processing system detecting the health vital sign condition of the second user;
receiving by radio wave transmission a physical location of a first data processing system associated with the first user, and determining with the physical location of the first data processing system and the proximity range that the first data processing system is physically located in the proximity range of the recording data processing system at the time associated with the recording data processing system detecting the health vital sign condition of the second user;
determining with the interoperability configuration the first user is privileged for receipt of the alert to the first user that is feasibly physically located in the proximity range of the second user at the time associated with the recording data processing system detecting the health vital sign condition of the second user; and
communicating the alert in accordance with the alert delivery configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,194,290

ENERGY-EFFICIENT PUSH/POLL NOTIFICATION SERVICE

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

18. A telecommunications device comprising:at least a first transceiver having a first communications interface and a second transceiver having second communications interface that is different from the first communications interface;
a processor; and
a memory having instructions stored thereon, the instructions, when executed by the processor, direct the telecommunications device to perform acts comprising:
for both the first and the second transceivers, determining a respective energy efficiency indicator for each of multiple, different communications channels between the telecommunications device and a corresponding plurality of sources of multimedia/notification service data, wherein determining an energy efficiency indicator for multiple communications channels between the telecommunications device and sources of multimedia/notification service data comprises:
determining a first energy efficiency indicator for a communications channel, over the first transceiver, between the telecommunications device and a first source of multimedia/notification service data;
determining a second energy efficiency indicator for a communications channel, over the second transceiver, between the telecommunications device and the first source of multimedia/notification service data;
determining a third energy efficiency indicator for a communications channel, over the first transceiver, between the telecommunications device and a second source of multimedia/notification service data; and
determining a fourth energy efficiency indicator for a communications channel, over the second transceiver, between the telecommunications device and the second source of multimedia/notification service data;
comparing the energy efficiency indicators;
selecting one communications channel of the multiple, different communications channels as a notification session channel based at least in part on the comparison of the energy efficiency indicators; and
acquiring, via the notification session channel, multimedia/notification service data.

US Pat. No. 10,194,289

SMS MESSAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A message processing method for a mobile terminal, comprising:displaying, by the mobile terminal, a message interaction interface on a touchscreen of the mobile terminal at a current moment, the message interaction interface comprising a recipient name corresponding to a first recipient, a first historical message, a message text box, and a favorites button, the first historical message being received from or sent to the first recipient before the current moment, and the message text box being configured for inputting a message;
receiving, by the mobile terminal, a first touch operation on the favorites button;
obtaining, by the mobile terminal, at least one favorite message from a storage space of the mobile terminal in response to the first touch operation; and
displaying, by the mobile terminal, the obtained favorite message on the touchscreen.

US Pat. No. 10,194,288

STICKER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR MESSAGING APPS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A non-transitory machine readable medium storing executable program instructions which when executed by a data processing system cause the data processing system to perform a method comprising:receiving a plurality of stickers, each sticker comprising an image for use within a messaging application, each sticker in the plurality of stickers having a plurality of versions for use with different screen resolutions;
grouping the plurality of stickers into a plurality of bundles, each bundle of the plurality of bundles having stickers in a respective version for one of the different screen resolutions;
storing the plurality of bundles in a memory;
receiving, subsequent to the storing, a first request from a first device for a set of stickers, the first request specifying a screen resolution of the first device;
retrieving, in response to the first request and from the memory, a first bundle of the plurality of bundles that is for use with the screen resolution of the first device; and
sending the first bundle of the plurality of bundles to the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,286

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SHORT MESSAGE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for managing a short message, comprising:determining whether a sender number or a receiver number of a short message matches with a preconfigured locking number;
upon determining the sender number or the receiver number of the short message matches the preconfigured locking number, locking the short message according to a preconfigured locking password to obtain a locked short message, and storing the locked short message in a locked short message storage area;
determining a locked short message session corresponding to a sender number or a receiver number and, upon determining a short message that has been locked is under the identical sender number or receiver number, adding the locked short message in the determined locked short message session; and
displaying, in a short message displaying interface, the locked short message session containing locked short messages under the identical sender number or receiver number, and an unlocked short message session containing an unlocked short message stored in an unlocked short message storage area, wherein:
the locked short message storage area is different from the unlocked short message storage area, and
an abstract of a latest unlocked short message is displayed in the unlocked short message session.

US Pat. No. 10,194,285

SERVER-SIDE RATE-LIMITING ALGORITHMS FOR PIGGYBACKING SOCIAL UPDATES FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computing devices, receiving, from a mobile device of a first user, a notification mode indicating an interaction level of the first user with respect to the mobile device, wherein the notification mode is one of a trickle notification mode indicating the first user is actively interacting with the mobile device, a napping notification mode indicating the user is not actively interacting with the mobile device and the mobile device is in motion, or a sleep notification mode indicating the first user is not actively interacting with the mobile device and the mobile device is stationary for a pre-determined time duration;
by the one or more computing devices, identifying a set of outgoing messages to be sent to the first user;
by the one or more computing devices, computing an affinity score for each of the outgoing messages with respect to an originator of the message and the first user; and
by the one or more computing devices, sending one or more messages from the set of outgoing messages to the mobile device, wherein the sending is based on at least the notification mode received from the mobile device of the first user and the affinity scores associated with the one or more messages, wherein:
if the notification mode is the trickle notification mode, then sending messages whose affinity scores are above a first pre-determined threshold score; or
if the notification mode is the napping notification mode, then sending messages whose affinity scores are above a second pre-determined threshold score, wherein the second pre-determined threshold score is greater than the first pre-determined threshold score.

US Pat. No. 10,194,283

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PORTABLE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN A TALK GROUP CALL

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of controlling a portable radio communication device to participate in a talk group call, the method comprising:receiving, at the portable radio communication device, a signal including a first hash value transmitted by at least one other portable radio communication device;
selecting a wireless access point that is within a communication range of the portable radio communication device;
applying a hash function to a device identifier that is uniquely associated with the wireless access point to generate a second hash value;
comparing the first hash value with the second hash value; and
controlling the portable radio communication device to participate in a talk group call with the at least one other portable radio communication device when the first hash value matches with the second hash value.

US Pat. No. 10,194,281

MBMS CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS) control method for determining a demand status for an MBMS service that is provided from a network of a mobile communication system, by multicast or broadcast, in the network, comprising the steps of:transmitting, by a base station included in the network, an MBMS counting request for counting user terminals that either receive or have an interest in receiving the MBMS service, by using a predetermined signal that can be received by a user terminal in an RRC idle state;
receiving, by a first user terminal that supports MBMS reception, the MBMS counting request transmitted by using the predetermined signal, when the first user terminal is in the RRC idle state;
transmitting, by the first user terminal in the RRC idle state, an MBMS counting response to the MBMS counting request, through direct communication with a second user terminal, to the second user terminal;
receiving, by the second user terminal in an RRC connected state, the MBMS counting response through the direct communication; and
transferring, by the second user terminal in the RRC connected state, to the network, the received MBMS counting response.

US Pat. No. 10,194,279

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND PRODUCTS FOR ENHANCED LOCATION

1. A portable product for use in conjunction with an electrical outlet, the portable product comprising:a transceiver associated with an electrical outlet;
a memory device that stores an algorithm; and
a processor that executes the algorithm to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving, via the transceiver, a near field wireless signal transmitted from a mobile device, the near field wireless signal comprising a device identifier associated with the mobile device;
generating, by the processor, an outlet message that includes the device identifier and an outlet identifier associated with the electrical outlet, the outlet identifier identifying the electrical outlet as an indoor location of the mobile device; and
transmitting, by the processor, the outlet message via a wireless local area network to a network device, the outlet message enabling an electronic logging of the outlet identifier as the indoor location of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,278

ELECTRONIC LOCATION DETERMINATION AND TRACKING SYSTEM WITH VIRTUAL BEACON CLUSTERING

COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES,...

1. A method for determining a presence of a user at a particular area within a location by an electronic location identification and tracking system application (“App”), said method comprising the steps of:a. electronically receiving one or more signals containing identification information from at least one wireless virtual beacon associated with a particular area within a location by a user's portable electronic device running an electronic location identification and tracking system application (“App”);
b. electronically determining by the App whether each virtual beacon signal received is from a virtual beacon whose identifier is previously programmed into the App;
c. for each known virtual beacon signal received by the App, electronically querying a database to electronically receive location properties for each known virtual beacon, wherein the location properties include information on the number and identity of virtual beacons grouped as a particular cluster of virtual beacons for the particular area within the location;
d. electronically determining by the App if a signal was received from each virtual beacon associated with the particular cluster of beacons;
e. calculating an average signal strength for the particular cluster of virtual beacons; and
(f1) wherein if a signal was not received from each virtual beacon associated with the particular cluster of virtual beacons when calculating the average signal strength for the particular cluster of virtual beacons in step (e) further comprising the step of using a static value for the missing virtual beacon(s) of the particular cluster of beacons and calculating the average signal strength for the particular cluster of beacons using all of the virtual beacon signals of the virtual beacons associated with the particular cluster of virtual beacons, or (f2) calculating the average signal strength for the particular cluster from the virtual beacon signals received from the virtual beacons associated with the particular cluster of virtual beacons.

US Pat. No. 10,194,277

METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A CELLULAR NETWORK DATA BASE

u-blox AG, Thalwil (CH)

1. A method for managing a cellular network database (DB) for determining a position of a terminal device (TD), wherein the database (DB) comprises multiple observation data sets (ODSP) stored on at least one data storage means, the method comprising:assigning one or more observation data set(s) (ODSP) to one cell (C) of a cellular network (1) by means of a data processing means provided by at least one processing unit and storing said assignment in the data storage means, including assigning at least one observation data set (ODSP) of a first collection of observation data sets (ODSP) to a first cell, and assigning at least one observation data set (ODSP) of a further collection of observation data sets (ODSP) to a further cell (C), and the data processing means determining at least one cell-identifying information and at least one cell coverage-related information and/or at least one base station position-related information for each collection, and assigning the first collection and the further collection to one cell (C) when at least one cell identity-related criterion and at least one cell coverage-related criterion and/or at least one base station position-related criterion is fulfilled;
wherein each observation data set is provided by a terminal device or determined depending on observation data generated and provided by said terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,275

INTER-NETWORK MESSAGING FOR MOBILE COMPUTING PLATFORMS

OMNITRACS, LLC, Dallas, ...

1. A method for supporting communications between mobile computing platforms associated with a fleet of vehicles, comprising:receiving, over a communications network and at a network management center, a ready message from a first mobile computing platform, the ready message indicating that the first mobile computing platform is ready to communicate with at least one other mobile computing platform via direct peer-to-peer (P2P) communications;
receiving, over the communications network and at the network management center, one or more corresponding awake messages from one or more other active mobile computing platforms and an awake message from the first mobile computing platform at least once in a time period, wherein:
the one or more corresponding awake messages from the one or more other active mobile computing platforms indicate that the one or more other active mobile computing platform is in a state for communicating with other mobile computing platforms via direct P2P communications.
the awake message from the first mobile computing platform indicates that the first mobile computing platform is in a state for communicating with other mobile computing platforms, and
the awake message from the one or more other active mobile computing platforms or the awake message from the first mobile computing platform includes an internet protocol (IP) address of the first mobile computing platform, location information of the mobile computing platform, driver identification information associated with the mobile computing platform, and a type of the mobile computing platform;
compiling, at the network management center, a list of active mobile computing platforms configured for inter-network messaging based on the ready message received from the first mobile computing platform and the one or more corresponding awake messages received from the one or more other active mobile computing platforms
receiving, over the communications network and at the network management center, a query command from the first mobile computing platform or the at least one other mobile computing platform, the query command comprising at least one parameter for identifying active computing platforms in the compiled list of active mobile computing platforms-based on the at least one parameter;
identifying a list of active mobile computing platforms in a group based on the at least one parameter and the compiled list, wherein the identified list identifies active mobile computing platforms for direct P2P communications; and
disseminating, over the communications network, the identified list of the active mobile computing platforms in the group to the first mobile computing platform or the at least one other mobile computing platform based on the query command, wherein the first mobile computing platform or the at least one other mobile computing platform are enabled to perform direct P2P communications in response to receipt of the identified list,
wherein receiving the query command is received subsequently to receiving the ready message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,273

POSITIONING INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A positioning information processing method, comprising:obtaining, by a terminal device, location information of at least two to-be-positioned targets;
selecting, by the terminal device, a first to-be-positioned target from the at least two to-be-positioned targets according to the location information of the at least two to-be-positioned targets;
displaying, by the terminal device, location information of the first to-be-positioned target; and
indicating, by the terminal device, an orientation and a quantity of other to-be-positioned targets, different from the first to-be-positioned target, in the at least two to-be-positioned targets according to the location information of the at least two to-be-positioned targets.

US Pat. No. 10,194,272

PEER DISCOVERY IN TRANSACTIONAL MOBILE APPLICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of peer discovery, comprising:receiving from a server, at a first device, a meeting location and information for communication with a second device;
obtaining a series of location data related to the second device, wherein the location data is based on a non-device-to-device positioning;
determining whether to perform a direct device-to-device positioning with the second device using the meeting location and information for communication with the second device;
performing a series of last-stretch direct device-to-device positioning measurements between the first device and the second device in response to a determination to perform the direct device-to-device positioning with the second device; and
identifying the second device based on a series of last-stretch direct device-to-device ranges approaching zero, wherein the series of last-stretch direct device-to-device ranges is based on the series of last-stretch device-to-device positioning measurements between the first device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,270

SERVER FOR CONTROLLING AN INFORMATION SHARING STATE BETWEEN A FIRST MOBILE PHONE AND A SECOND MOBILE PHONE VIA A NETWORK

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A server for controlling an information sharing state between a first mobile phone and a second mobile phone via a network, the server comprising:a network interface configured to communicate, via the network, with the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone;
a memory configured to store predetermined distance data indicating a predetermined distance; and
circuitry configured to
receive, via the network interface, a first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal indicating a current location of the first mobile phone, first user information indicating user information of a first user, and first restriction information indicating restriction information of the first user from the first mobile phone, the first GPS signal being obtained by the first mobile phone using a GPS receiver in the first mobile phone;
receive, via the network interface, a second GPS signal indicating a current location of the second mobile phone, second user information indicating user information of a second user, and second restriction information indicating restriction information of the second user from the second mobile phone, the second GPS signal being obtained by the second mobile phone using a GPS receiver in the second mobile phone;
calculate a distance between the current location of the first mobile phone and the current location of the second mobile phone based on the received first GPS signal and the received second GPS signal;
compare the calculated distance with the predetermined distance indicated by the predetermined distance data stored in the memory to determine whether the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone satisfy a predetermined condition;
change an information sharing state between the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone via the network from a first state in which the server disables information exchange via the network between the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone to a second state in which the server enables the information exchange via the network between the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone based on a comparison result obtained by the comparison such that upon a determination that the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone satisfy the predetermined condition, the information sharing state is automatically changed to the second state; and
restrict the change of the information sharing state from the first state to the second state based on the first restriction information of the first mobile phone and the second user information of the second mobile phone.

US Pat. No. 10,194,268

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RANGE MEASUREMENT

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method, comprising:determining, at a first communication device, scheduling information for a plurality of range measurement signal exchange sessions that will occur in the future between the first communication device and one or more second communication devices, wherein the plurality of range measurement signal exchange sessions involve using i) different channel bandwidths, and ii) different physical layer data unit (PPDU) formats for the plurality of range measurement signal exchange sessions, and wherein the scheduling information includes, for each session, i) a respective indication of when the session will occur in the future, ii) a respective indication of a respective channel bandwidth, selected from a set of multiple different channel bandwidths, that will be used during the session in the future, and iii) a respective indication of a respective PPDU format, selected from a set of multiple different PPDU formats defined by different communication protocols, that will be used during the session in the future;
generating, at the first communication device, a single packet that includes the scheduling information, the single packet including, for each second communication device with which the first communication device will exchange signals during one or more range measurement signal exchange sessions in the future, a respective field specifying parameters for the one or more range measurement signal exchange sessions between the first communication device and the respective second communication device; and
transmitting, with the first communication device, the single packet so that a third communication device can use the scheduling information to observe, in the future, one or more of the range measurement signal exchange sessions in the plurality of range measurement signal exchange sessions between the first communication device and one or more second communication devices, to determine range measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,194,266

ENFORCEMENT OF PROXIMITY BASED POLICIES

Airwatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory, computer-readable medium including instructions that, when executed by a processor of an anchor device, cause the processor to perform stages for providing a user with access to an anchor device using a companion device, the stages comprising:receiving a request from the companion device to an application installed on the anchor device;
identifying a policy stored in a data store that associates the anchor device and the companion device, wherein the policy is configured at a user interface generated by a management console;
determining, by the application of the anchor device, whether to grant access to the anchor device based at least in part upon the request from the companion device; and
in response to a determination that the policy is not violated, issuing a command from the application, the command providing a user of the companion device with access to the anchor device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,265

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING POSITIONING BEACONS COMPATIBLE WITH LEGACY WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method at a wireless node for supporting positioning of one or more wireless devices comprising:transmitting, by the wireless node configured as a positioning beacon, a first downlink signal for supporting positioning of the one or more wireless devices; and
transmitting a second downlink signal that inhibits a receiving wireless device, from the one or more wireless devices, from sending uplink signals to the wireless node configured as the positioning beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,194,263

PROMOTION OPERABLE RECOGNITION SYSTEM

1. A network device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
directing, to a mobile device, request data indicative of a request to capture first media data that is to be utilized to provide, to the mobile device, promotional data indicative of a promotion, wherein the request data has been selected based on location data, indicative of a geographical location of the mobile device, being determined to satisfy a location criterion;
comparing the first media data that was captured via the mobile device with second media data representing a defined media that was not captured via the mobile device, wherein the first media data has been captured in response to the directing of the request data, and wherein the first media data comprises embedded image data;
in response to determining, based on the comparing, that the first media data and the second media data satisfy a matching criterion, scanning the first media data to locate the embedded image data;
facilitating a transformation of the embedded image data into information that is to be embedded within instruction data that is to be directed to the mobile device, wherein the information comprises radio frequency identification data; and
based on directing the instruction data to the mobile device, initiating a synchronization of the information with a communication device via a communication between the mobile device and the communication device to enable the promotion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,262

PROXIMITY-BASED ITEM DATA COMMUNICATION

1. A method comprising:receiving an audio signal at a mobile computing device from a speaker device;
determining whether the audio signal is within a particular frequency range using an application executing at the mobile computing device;
based on a determination that the audio signal is within the particular frequency range, processing the audio signal to determine speaker location data, wherein the speaker location data is encoded within the audio signal and indicates a location of the speaker device;
sending a message including information associated with the speaker location data from the mobile computing device via a network to a server;
receiving item data at the mobile computing device responsive to the message, wherein the item data identifies items located proximate to the speaker device; and
in response to a particular item included in a shopping list of the application matching an item identified in the item data, generating an alert at the mobile computing device and causing a first display device associated with the speaker device to display a product location of the particular item.

US Pat. No. 10,194,260

SOUND VOLUME CONTROL DEVICE, SOUND VOLUME CONTROL METHOD AND SOUND VOLUME CONTROL PROGRAM

PIONEER CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A sound volume control device connected to a pair of speakers arranged on left and right sides of two listening positions in a vehicle interior, comprising:an analyzer configured to derive a first frequency characteristic and a second frequency characteristic, each of which is a frequency characteristic at one of the two listening positions, of sound outputted from at least one of the pair of speakers; and
a controller configured to control a sound signal of at least one of peak frequency bands of the sound common to the first frequency characteristic and the second frequency characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,194,259

DIRECTIONAL AUDIO SELECTION

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

1. A computer-implemented method of controlling a wearable audio device, the method comprising:receiving an initiation command to initiate a spatial audio mode;
providing a plurality of audio samples corresponding with spatially delineated zones in an array defined relative to a physical position of the wearable audio device, in response to the initiation command, wherein each audio sample is associated with a source of audio content;
receiving a selection command selecting one of the plurality of audio samples; and
initiating playback of the source of audio content associated with the selected audio sample.

US Pat. No. 10,194,256

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING MICROPHONE PLACEMENT FOR WATERMARK AND SIGNATURE RECOVERY

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. An apparatus to analyze microphone placement for watermark extraction and signature generation, the apparatus comprising:a signal transformer to determine a frequency spectrum of a noise burst received with a microphone, the noise burst converted to a digital signal with a meter communicatively coupled to the microphone and the signal transformer;
a variance determiner to compute a variance of a magnitude spectrum of at least one of a first frequency band associated with first media or a second frequency band associated with second media, the first and second frequency bands corresponding to the digital signal representative of the frequency spectrum; and
a detection rates determiner to:
determine, based on the computed variance and at least one of a first mapping for the first frequency band or a second mapping for the second frequency band, a recovery rate associated with at least one of watermark detection or signature generation performed on an audio signal of at least one of the first or second frequency band corresponding to the first and second media, respectively, received with the microphone, the recovery rate corresponding to a placement of the microphone; and
output the recovery rate to a user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,255

ACTUATOR SYSTEMS FOR ORAL-BASED APPLIANCES

SoundMed, LLC, Shanghai ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a housing engageable to at least one tooth without requiring anatomical modification of the at least one tooth or bonding to the at least one tooth;
a transducer disposed within or upon the housing and configured to transmit vibrations to a surface of the at least one tooth; and
a movable mass element coupled to the transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,254

ISOLATED ACTUATOR FOR BONE CONDUCTION DEVICE

COCHLEAR LIMITED, Macqua...

1. An apparatus comprising:an auditory prosthesis housing;
a sound processor disposed in the auditory prosthesis housing;
a vibration actuator mechanically disposed within the auditory prosthesis housing and separate from the auditory prosthesis housing;
a housing retention element fixed to the auditory prosthesis housing; and
an actuator retention element discrete from the housing retention element and fixed relative to the vibration actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,194,253

ANTENNAS FOR HEARING AIDS

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A hearing aid comprising:a hybrid circuit including a first substrate and a second substrate;
an antenna having metallic traces disposed in the hybrid circuit, wherein the antenna includes at least one turn on the first substrate and at least one turn on the second substrate;
an electronic device in the hybrid circuit coupled to the metallic traces of the antenna; and
a signal processing unit to process information received and transmitted by the antenna, wherein the antenna is configured with a first turn to act as a transmitting antenna and a second turn outside the first turn to act as a receiving antenna, the second turn configured to inductively receive signals from the first turn for measurement of power in the first turn.

US Pat. No. 10,194,251

TOP PORT MICROPHONE WITH ENLARGED BACK VOLUME

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. Microphone package comprising:a substrate;
a lid connected and sealed to the substrate such that a volume is enclosed between lid and substrate;
a MEMS chip and an ASIC accommodated in the volume and mounted on the substrate;
a stopper sealing between ASIC and lid, separating a volume extension from the remaining volume that accommodates the MEMS chip;
a first partial volume between MEMS chip and lid;
a second partial volume between MEMS chip and substrate;
a seal sealing the MEMS chip to the substrate and separating first and second partial volume;
a sound path connecting second partial volume and volume extension thereby assigning the volume extension to the second partial volume,
wherein first and second partial volume are respectively assigned to one of front volume and back volume of the microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,194,250

SENSOR WITH MOVABLE PARTS AND BIASING

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a sensor comprising a first electrode, a movable part, and a second electrode,
a first capacitance being defined between the first electrode and the movable part,
a second capacitance being defined between the movable part and the second electrode,
the first electrode being directly coupled to an amplifier, and
the second electrode being directly coupled to the amplifier;
a first switch coupling a first voltage source with:
the movable part, or
the first electrode and the second electrode;
a second switch coupling a second voltage source with:
the movable part, or
the first electrode and the second electrode; and
a clock, coupled to the first switch and the second switch, to alternately close the first switch and the second switch.

US Pat. No. 10,194,249

MULTI-COIL LOUDSPEAKER DRIVER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A multi-coil loudspeaker driver, comprising:a diaphragm;
a coil assembly coupled to the diaphragm, the coil assembly having a plurality of coils that are fixed in a stacked, end to end manner along a length axis of the coil assembly, wherein a height of the coil assembly is at least a sum of the heights of the plurality of coils, respectively, wherein the plurality of coils include a middle coil, a plurality of upper coils and a plurality of lower coils, and wherein each coil has a respective pair of coil terminals so that it can be independently driven by an audio signal; and
a magnetic system that defines a magnetic gap in which the coil assembly is positioned for movement, wherein the coil assembly as a whole is overhung, and each of the plurality of coils is underhung, and wherein there are at least two adjacent coils, from the plurality of coils, that are completely within the magnetic gap, and at least two other coils that are completely outside the magnetic gap, during a majority of the movement of the coil assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,194,248

SPEAKER WITH FLEX CIRCUIT ACOUSTIC RADIATOR

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A speaker assembly comprising:a frame;
a magnet assembly positioned within the frame;
a sound radiating surface suspended over the magnet assembly, the sound radiating surface comprising a flexible circuit that is electrically connected to an external wire that is external to the flexible circuit;
a suspension suspending the sound radiating surface over the magnet assembly; and
a voice coil extending from a bottom side of the sound radiating surface and having a voice coil lead wire that is electrically connected to the external wire by the flexible circuit, and wherein the voice coil lead wire and the external wire comprise a different material.

US Pat. No. 10,194,247

ELECTRODYNAMIC SOUND TRANSDUCER

1. An electrodynamic sound transducer comprising:a diaphragm capable of vibrating,
a vibrating coil coupled to the diaphragm; and
a magnet system having a first and a second magnet ring which are arranged above and below the diaphragm and are radially magnetized,
wherein the vibrating coil is arranged between the first and second magnet rings,
wherein the first magnet ring has an end having a projection, in particular a point or a round portion, which extends towards the vibrating coil coupled to the diaphragm and is adapted to a contour of the diaphragm at the vibrating coil in a region of the first and second magnet rings, and
wherein a magnetization direction of the first and second magnet rings is in the same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,246

MAGNET AND COIL ASSEMBLY

Correlated Magnetics Rese...

1. A magnet and coil assembly comprising:a magnet structure comprising an axially magnetized first dipole portion and an axially magnetized second dipole portion, wherein the first dipole portion is adjacent to the second dipole portion at a first boundary, and wherein the first and second dipole portions have oppositely oriented polarities at the first boundary; and
a movable first coil having a central axis coaxial to a central axis of the first dipole portion, wherein the first coil is proximal to and spaced apart from a first surface of the magnet structure.

US Pat. No. 10,194,245

ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER WITH VIBRATION DAMPING

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. An acoustic transducer, comprising:a diaphragm made of a first material having a central area and an outer perimeter,
at least one elongated opening in the diaphragm extending substantially radially along a portion of a length from the central area to the outer perimeter; and
a surround, comprised of a foam material having relatively higher damping characteristics than the first material, arranged circumferentially about the outer perimeter of the diaphragm, wherein the surround comprises at least one projection extending from the outer perimeter toward the central area of the diaphragm, wherein the at least one projection is arranged to cover the at least one elongated opening.

US Pat. No. 10,194,244

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE MEMBRANE PUMP SYSTEM

Clean Energy Labs, LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:(a) a first device comprising a first electrically conductive membrane pump system, wherein
(i) the first electrically conductive membrane pump system comprises one or more first electrically conductive membranes, and
(ii) the first electrically conductive membrane pump system is operable to transmit information through the air via ultrasonic waves;
(b) a second device comprising a second electrically conductive membrane pump system, wherein
(i) the second electrically conductive membrane pump system comprises one or more first electrically conductive membranes, and
(ii) the second electrically conductive membrane pump system is operable to receive the information transmitted through the air via ultrasonic waves by the first device and is further operable to emit sound within the auditory range of humans that corresponds to the information transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,194,243

DUMMY HEAD FOR ELECTRONIC CALLS

1. A method, comprising:providing, during a telephone call between a first user with a first portable electronic device (PED) and a second user with a second PED, a voice of the first user in binaural sound to the second user by:
capturing, during the telephone call and with a first microphone located at a left ear of a dummy human head and a second microphone located at a right ear of the dummy human head, the voice of the first user in the binaural sound while the first user speaks to the dummy human head;
transmitting, during the telephone call and with a wireless transmitter located inside the dummy human head, the voice of the first user in the binaural sound captured with the first and second microphones to the first PED with the first user; and
transmitting, during the telephone call and with the first PED, the voice of the first user in the binaural sound received from the dummy human head over a wireless network and to the second PED with the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,194,242

CONTENT PLAYBACK DEVICE, CONTENT PLAYBACK METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. A content reproduction apparatus comprising:a content reproducer configured to reproduce content;
a user identifier configured to identify a plurality of specific users;
a determiner configured to determine a place to which each of the plurality of specific users belongs, based on information of a distance between the content reproducer and a terminal carried by each of the plurality of specific users, and a result of identification performed by the user identifier; and
a controller configured to, based on the information of the distance between the content reproducer and the terminal carried by each of the plurality of specific users, cause the content to be output in the place to which a specific user carrying a terminal that is closest to the content reproducer belongs, and inhibit the content from being output in another place.

US Pat. No. 10,194,240

MICROPHONE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF REDUCING A TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCY OF A MICROPHONE ASSEMBLY

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A microphone assembly comprising:a transducer comprising a diaphragm and a back-plate; and
a voltage supply for supplying a bias voltage between the diaphragm and the back-plate of the transducer,
wherein the supplied bias voltage is a temperature dependent voltage for reducing a temperature dependency of a sensitivity of at least parts of the microphone assembly, and
wherein the supplied bias voltage changes with a temperature such that a change in a sensitivity of the parts is reduced as compared to a change in a sensitivity at a constant bias voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,194,239

MULTI-RESOLUTION AUDIO SIGNALS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one microphone;
audio circuitry connected to the at least one microphone, where the audio circuitry is configured to output a first audio track and at least one second audio track, where the audio circuitry is configured to form the first audio track from at least one output signal, provided by the at least one microphone, by processing the at least one output signal with a first audio configuring and form the first audio track with a first audio resolution, and where the audio circuitry is configured to form the at least one second audio track from the same at least one output signal, provided by the same at least one microphone, by processing the at least one output signal with a different second audio configuring and form the at least one second audio track with a second different audio resolution;
a memory connected to the audio circuitry which is configured to store the first audio track and the at least one second audio track; and
a selector configured to automatically select the first audio track or the at least one second audio track to be played after the first and second audio tracks have been stored in the memory, where a plurality of the audio tracks has a different audio resolution of a same sound received at the at least one microphone, where the apparatus is:
configured to be able to play at least one of the respective audio resolutions, and
configured to not be able to play at least one other one of the respective audio resolutions, and
where the selector is configured to automatically select the first audio track to be played or the at least one second audio track to be played based at least partially upon an audio resolution playing capability of the apparatus to play the at least one of the respective audio resolutions and an audio resolution playing incapability of the apparatus to play the at least one other one of the respective audio resolutions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,238

BAFFLE FOR LINE ARRAY LOUDSPEAKER

Harman International Indu...

1. A baffle comprising:a plurality of audio outputs; and
a front face adjacent the plurality of audio outputs, the front face including a first wall and a second wall forming a waveguide surface, wherein the first wall has a first continuously varying height, and wherein the second wall has a second continuously varying height that is different than the first continuously varying height.

US Pat. No. 10,194,237

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first substrate;
a second substrate connected to the first substrate and having a first side wall and a second side wall;
a sliding groove formed in the second substrate and extending from the first side wall to the second side wall, wherein a first sound outlet and a second sound outlet are connected to the sliding groove and respectively positioned adjacent to the first side wall and the second side wall;
a speaker positioned relative to the first sound outlet; and
a sound conditioner slidably positioned in the sliding groove so as to cover one of the first sound outlet and the second sound outlet to block the sound produced by the speaker from being transmitted to the outside via the covered first sound outlet or the second sound outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,194,236

SPEAKER FRAME AND SPEAKER HAVING THE SAME

PIONEER CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A speaker frame, comprising:a plurality of connection beams arranged radially about a central axis oriented in the sound-emitting direction, so as to connect a magnet support portion of a speaker to a vibration support portion of the speaker,
the plurality of connection beams comprising,
a first connection beam extending linearly forming a first angle with the central axis, and
a second connection beam,
wherein the vibration support portion is substantially annular and is attached to a vibration body of the speaker, and
the magnet support portion is attached to a magnetic circuit portion of the speaker,
wherein a first groove is formed on the first connection beam, and
a second groove is formed on a first beam portion of the second connection beam and not formed on a second beam portion of the second connection beam, the first beam portion extending linearly forming a second angle with the central axis different than the first angle and extending from the magnet support portion to a bend of the second connection beam, and the second beam portion extending linearly from the bend to the vibration support portion in a direction different than the first beam portion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,234

CANCELATION OF INDUCED GROUND NOISE IN A HEADPHONE OUTPUT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for reducing an impact of ground noise on an auxiliary device power input, comprising:an output jack including a ground pole and a power output pole;
a power supply circuit configured to generate a power signal;
a coupler circuit operably coupled to the ground pole and the power output pole of the output jack, the coupler circuit configured to couple the power signal with a noise signal on the ground pole to generate a combined output signal on the power output pole.

US Pat. No. 10,194,233

EARPHONES AND EARBUDS WITH PHYSIOLOGIC SENSORS

Harman International Indu...

1. An earphone, comprising:a housing;
a speaker in the housing;
an enhancer comprising a body mounted on the housing and adapted to be secured in a user's ear to acoustically couple the speaker to the user's ear, the body having a front outer wall and adjoining side walls, the front outer wall spaced from the housing and the side walls contacting the housing;
a sound tube projecting from and above the front outer wall of the body and adapted to fit in a user's ear canal; and
an optical physiologic sensor disposed inside the enhancer beneath the front outer wall of the body adjacent the sound tube, and at least one aperture in the front outer wall of the body adjacent the sound tube and aligned with the optical physiologic sensor, so that the optical physiologic sensor can optically couple with the user's ear external to the front outer wall when the enhancer is secured in the user's ear.