US Pat. No. 10,456,607

PHOTOACTIVE GRAFTED POLYSACCHARIDE AND USE THEREOF IN COSMETICS

1. A polysaccharide polymer grafted with photoactive groups of an azide or diazirine of formula (I):PS—(O—CO-L-X)a(OH)b  (I)
in which PS denotes the basic backbone of the polysaccharide bearing the hydroxyl groups;
L is a linear, branched or cyclic, saturated or unsaturated divalent hydrocarbon-based group comprising from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, which may be interrupted with one or more non-adjacent heteroatoms chosen from sulfur, oxygen, or —NH—, —COO—, —CONH—, —O—CO—NH— or —NH—CO—NH— groups, said divalent group optionally substituted with one or more groups chosen from hydroxyl, amine, thiol, carboxylic acid, amide, cyano, and acyl (C1-C4)amino groups;
X denotes the azide or diazirine photoactive group;
a denotes the content of OH groups substituted with the photoactive group;
b denotes the content of unsubstituted free OH groups;
a being between 0.02 and 0.5; b being between 0.5 and 0.98;
and a+b=1;
with the exception of compounds (I) for which:
PS is dextran and -L-X=—(CH2)5—N3
PS is hyaluronic acid and -L-X=—(CH2)3—N3.
US Pat. No. 10,456,352

OXIDATION DYEING AGENT WITH SPECIAL HYDROXY-TERMINATED, AMINE-FUNCTIONALIZED SILICONE POLYMERS

1. Cosmetic agent for coloring keratin fibers, comprising in a cosmetically tolerant carriera) at least one chromophoric compound, selected from the group of oxidative dye precursors, partially-oxidative dyes and the mixtures thereof,
b) at least one hydroxy-terminated amine-functionalized silicone polymer of formula (I)
(O1/2H)t[A]a  (I)
where A=(SiO4/2)k(R1SiO3/2)m(R12SiO2/2)p(R13SiO1/2)q(O2/2SiR1—(CH2)x—B—(CH2)y—NH2)s(O1/2SiR1R2—(CH2)x—B—(CH2)y—NH2)r
wherein
the at least one hydroxy-terminated amine-functionalized silicone polymer of formula (I) is terminated at a first end with a hydroxy group and is terminated at a second end with an amine group,
a denotes integers from 1 to 20,000, wherein, if a ?2, the respective values k, m, p, q, s and r in a structural element A can be selected irrespective of previous structural elements A,
R1 and R2 denote, independently of one another, hydrogen, a OH group, a linear or branched C1-C12-alkyl group, a phenyl group or a vinyl group,
B denotes an oxygen atom, a NH group or sulfur,
x and y denote, independently of one another, integers from 1 to about 10,
t denotes integers from 1 to 5, and
the total of k+m+p+q+s+r denotes integers from 3 to about 20,000.
US Pat. No. 10,457,894

COLOR-PROTECTING DETERGENT OR CLEANING AGENT HAVING AN OPTICAL BRIGHTENER

1. A water-soluble packaging having at least two chambers and containing a first liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water, a second liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water and a water-soluble wrapping, said first liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water containing an optical brightener and said second liquid detergent or cleaning agent with a low content of water containing a color transfer inhibitor, wherein low content of water is less than 15% by weight in each case in relation to the total first and/or second liquid detergent or cleaning agent; and wherein the first liquid detergent or cleaning agent is free from color transfer inhibitors and the second liquid detergent or cleaning agent is free from optical brighteners.
US Pat. No. 10,456,357

ORALLY ADMINISTRABLE FORMULATION

1. An aqueous-based oral liquid formulation comprising a solvent comprising water, alcohol and propylene glycol and/or polyethylene glycol in an amount in the range of about 60-99% by wt, wherein the formulation comprises up to 40% by wt water, up to 65% by wt alcohol and up to 50% by wt propylene glycol and/or polyethylene glycol combined with pharmaceutical agent-containing particles of plant material in an amount in the range of about 1-40% by wt, wherein the pharmaceutical agent is selected from the group consisting of cannabinoids, cannabinoid derivatives, terpenes and mixtures thereof, and at least 50% by wt of the particles range in size from about 50 to about 2000 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,456,358

ISOXAZOLINE COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF IN THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF PARASITE INFESTATIONS IN ANIMALS

Intervet Inc., Madison, ...

1. A method of preventing or treating parasite infestations in animals by administering to such animal in its drinking water a pharmaceutical composition consisting essentially of fluralaner or a salt or solvate thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier consisting essentially of ethyl lactate, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether and a polysorbate surfactant.
US Pat. No. 10,457,898

LIQUID DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING CELLULOSIC POLYMERS AND CELLULASE

1. A liquid laundry detergent composition comprising:a. between about 0.0001% and about 0.1% by weight of the liquid laundry detergent composition of a cellulase;
b. between about 0.05% and about 3% by weight of the liquid laundry detergent composition of a first cellulosic polymer, wherein the first cellulosic polymer is a cationically modified cellulosic polymer;
c. between about 0.05% and about 3% by weight of the liquid laundry detergent composition of a second cellulosic polymer wherein the second cellulosic polymer is a hydrophobically modified carboxymethyl cellulose having a degree of substitution (DS) of from about 0.01 to about 0.99 and a degree of blockiness (DB) such that either DS+DB is of at least about 1.00 and/or DB+2DS-DS2 is at least about 1.20.
US Pat. No. 10,457,900

DETERGENT COMPOSITION COMPRISING AN ALKYL ETHER SULFATE-RICH SURFACTANT SYSTEM AND COATED ENCAPSULATES

1. A liquid detergent composition comprising:A) from about 15% to about 60%, by weight of the detergent composition, of a surfactant system, wherein the surfactant system comprises:
a) an anionic alkoxylated alkyl sulphate surfactant present at a level of about 90% to 100%, by weight of the surfactant system;
b) up to 5% by weight of the surfactant system of a linear alkyl benzene sulfonate;
c) up to 5% by weight of the surfactant system of a nonionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of an alkoxylated fatty alcohol, an amine oxide, or mixtures thereof;
B) from about 0,1% to about 5%, by weight of the composition, of encapsulates, wherein the encapsulates comprise a core and a wall at least partially surrounding the core, wherein the core comprises a benefit agent, and the wall comprises a coating on an outer surface of the wall; and
C) an external structurant.
US Pat. No. 10,456,874

MANGANESE-CONTAINING, COBALT-BASED HIGH-TEMPERATURE SOLDER ALLOY, POWDER, COMPONENT AND SOLDERING METHOD

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A cobalt-based solder alloy comprising:8% by weight—16% by weight of zirconium (Zr);
6% by weight—10% by weight of tantalum (Ta);
0.5% by weight—1.5% by weight of carbon (C),
8% by weight—12% by weight of manganese (Mn);
at least 0.5% by weight of titanium (Ti); and
having no boron (B), no silicon (Si), no germanium (Ge) and no gallium (Ga).
US Pat. No. 10,456,365

METHODS AND FORMULATIONS FOR SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING BONE HEALTH

1. A method for treating osteoporosis in a human being in need thereof comprising administering to said human being a therapeutically effective amount of ?-Caryophyllene.
US Pat. No. 10,457,910

METHOD FOR DEEP DEHYDRATION AND DESICCATION OF CYANOBACTERIA

JIANGSU PROVINCIAL ACADEM...

1. A method for deep dehydration and desiccation of cyanobacteria, comprising:(1) adding a flocculant into a cyanobacteria slurry discharged from an algae-water separation station for conditioning;
(2) pumping the cyanobacteria slurry after the flocculation conditioning into a high pressure diaphragm plate-frame for pressure filtration;
(3) desiccating the cyanobacteria slurry in a quartz glass box after the pressure filtration;
wherein a top surface of said quartz glass box is a quartz glass with high transparency, and material of a periphery and an underside of the box is corrosion-resistant stainless steel,
wherein a polymer hydrophobic membrane is positioned at an inner surface of the quartz glass with high transparency, and contact angles on two surfaces of the polymer hydrophobic membrane are both greater than 75°, and
wherein light transmittance of the quartz glass with high transparency is greater than 90%, average light reflectivity is below 4%, and minimum of the light reflectivity is less than 0.5%.
US Pat. No. 10,456,373

AGENT EXHIBITING ANTI-STRESS, ANXIOLYTIC AND ANTI-DEPRESSION ACTIVITY, AND COMPOSITION BASED THEREON

1. A composition useful for treating stress, anxiety or depression in a subject, wherein the following components are present within the composition in the following mass percent ratios: 10-90% lithium ascorbate, 6-50% vitamin B6, and 4-40% vitamin B1.
US Pat. No. 10,456,374

PYRROLIDONE CARBOXYLIC ACID (PCA) FOR OPHTHALMIC USE

Laboratori Baldacci S.p.A...

1. A method for treating ocular diseases and/or disorders in a subject, comprising administering to a subject (i) pyrrolidone carboxylic acid and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable salt is selected from the group consisting of: carbonate, hydrochloride, hydrobromide, sulfate, hydrogen sulfate, citrate, maleate, fumarate, trifluoroacetate, 2-naphthalenesulfonate, and para-toluenesulfonate, and (ii) one or more active ingredient selected from the group consisting of a metal salt, hyaluronic acid, a cellulose derivative, an osmoprotectant, and a mixture thereof, wherein (i) and (ii) are the only active ingredients administered to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,456,630

USE OF FARNESENE, POLYFARNESENE AND FARNESENE COPOLYMER FOR GOLF BALLS

Callaway Golf Company, C...

9. A golf ball comprising:a core;
a mantle layer;
a cover;wherein at least one of the core, the mantle layer and the cover comprises a blend material of a highly neutralized ionomer and at least one of a farnesene, a poly(farnesene), or a farnesene copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,457,916

METHOD FOR INDUCING DIFFERENTIATION OF INSULIN-PRODUCING CELLS

Tokyo Institute of Techno...

1. A method for directed differentiation into insulin-producing cells, comprising culturing endodermal cells in the following steps (a) to (d):(a) culturing the endodermal cells in a medium comprising a hedgehog signaling inhibitor and an FGF;
(b) culturing the cells obtained in step (a) in a medium comprising a retinoic acid receptor agonist, a hedgehog signaling inhibitor and noggin;
(c) culturing the cells obtained in step (b) in a medium comprising a TGF-? type I activin receptor-like kinase-4/-5/-7 inhibitor and noggin; and
(d) culturing the cells obtained in step (c) in a medium comprising GLP-1 receptor agonist and nicotinamide to produce insulin-producing cells,
wherein the concentration of the noggin in steps (b) and (c) is at least 200 ng/ml or more.
US Pat. No. 10,456,378

FAST ACTING ORALLY DISINTEGRATING FILM

TAHO Pharmaceuticals Ltd....

1. A fast acting orally disintegrating film, comprising:ondansetron or a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof in an amount of about 2 to about 24 mg;
a first hydrophilic film forming polymer comprising hydroxylpropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) in a total amount of from about 15% to about 50% by weight of said film, wherein said first hydrophilic film forming polymer is characterized by having a molecular weight of about 5000Da to about 50000Da and viscosity of about 3 cps or about 6 cps;
a second hydrophilic film forming polymer comprising HPMC characterized by having a molecular weight between about 50000Da to about 60000Da and viscosity of about 15 cps, and said first hydrophilic film forming polymer is mixed with said second hydrophilic film forming polymer in a ratio from about 0.3:1 to about 7:1; and
a water soluble excipient comprising polyethylene glycol (PEG) in an amount of about 10% to about 30% by weight of said film;
wherein the fast acting orally disintegrating film disintegrates within about 30 seconds in about 20 cc of water at about 37 degrees Celsius and lightly shaken.
US Pat. No. 10,456,383

TARGETED APPROACH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method for the targeted treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosa simplex (EBS) caused by a genetic mutation in one or both of keratin K5 and keratin K14, to improve clinical severity of lesional skin, the method comprisingcontacting topically a lesion of a patient suffering from EBS with an effective dose of a formulation comprising 0.1% to 5% rapamycin.
US Pat. No. 10,457,929

COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF GLUTEN INTOLERANCE AND USES THEREOF

Glutagen Pty Ltd., Victo...

1. A method for the prophylaxis or treatment of gluten intolerance, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an oral composition that contains a first component comprising caricain at about 5% w/w to about 95% w/w, based on the total weight of the first component of the oral composition, and a second component comprising at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, excipient, or diluent.
US Pat. No. 10,458,964

METHOD FOR RAPIDLY DETERMINING SULFUR CONTENT IN A PLURALITY OF SAMPLES

1. A method of measuring the sulfur content in a plurality of individual sulfur-containing fiber or article samples, the method comprising the steps of:a) contacting a plurality of sulfur-containing fiber or article samples with an aqueous solution comprising potassium hydroxide to convert the sulfur to potassium sulfate;
b) concurrently and individually combusting the plurality of samples from step a) in a furnace at a temperature of greater than 650° C. to remove essentially all organic materials and produce a plurality of residues;
c) dissolving each of the pluralities of residue in concentrated nitric acid to form individual residue solutions; and
d) analyzing the individual residue solutions with Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Emission Spectrometry to determine the sulfur content of each sample.
US Pat. No. 10,457,940

AAV TREATMENT OF HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

University of Massachuset...

1. An isolated nucleic acid comprising a transgene encoding one or more mature, single-stranded miRNAs, wherein the nucleic acid sequence of the transgene encoding each mature, single-stranded miRNA comprises the sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 7, and is flanked by a heterologous miRNA backbone sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,458,197

DISINTEGRATABLE POLYMER COMPOSITES FOR DOWNHOLE TOOLS

BAKER HUGES, A GE COMPANY...

1. A disintegrable polymer composite comprising:a polymer component comprising one or more of the following: a cured cyanate ester; a crosslinked unsaturated polyester; or a crosslinked vinyl ester resin and
dissolvable glass comprising about 55 to about 80 wt. % of SiO2, 0 to about 35 wt. % of Na2O, 0 to about 35 wt. % of K2O, 0 to about 20 wt. % of CaO, 0 to about 10 wt. % of MgO, provided that the sum of the weights of Na2O and K2O is about 20 wt. % to about 40 wt. %, wherein each weight percent is based on the total weight of the dissolvable glass, the dissolvable glass having a solubility in water of greater than 15 grams/millimeter at 25° C.;
wherein the composite further comprises an additive different from the dissolvable glass, the additive comprising one or more of the following: CaO; MgO; Ca(OH)2; Mg(OH)2; Mg; Zn; a formate of sodium or potassium; an octoate of Zn or Mn or Cu or Co; a naphthenate of Zn or Mn or Cu or Co; aramid fibers; nylon fibers; cellulosic biodegradable fibers; a water soluble or biodegradable polymer different from the polymer component.
US Pat. No. 10,457,942

EXOSOMES AND MICRO-RIBONUCLEIC ACIDS FOR TISSUE REGENERATION

Cedars-Sinai Medical Cent...

1. A method for producing a therapeutic composition comprising:harvesting a population of exosomes from cardiospheres or cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) wherein said exosomes comprise microRNAs mir-210 and miR-146a.
US Pat. No. 10,456,404

TARGETING CGMP-RELATED PHOSPHODIESTERASES TO REDUCE CYST FORMATION IN CYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE, AND RELATED MATERIALS AND METHODS

Indiana University Resear...

1. A method for preventing the progression of and/or treating a cystic kidney disease in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering an effective amount of at least one phosphodiesterase inhibitor, at least one pharmaceutically effective phosphodiesterase inhibitor prodrug, at least one pharmaceutically active phosphodiesterase inhibitor metabolite, or a combination thereof to the subject, wherein the phosphodiesterase inhibitor and the pharmaceutically active phosphodiesterase inhibitor metabolite individually inhibits at least one phosphodiesterase selected from the group consisting of: phosphodiesterase type 5; phosphodiesterase type 6; and phosphodiesterase type 9, and the pharmaceutically effective phosphodiesterase inhibitor prodrug is convertible to an active inhibitor of at least one phosphodiesterase selected from the group consisting of: phosphodiesterase type 5; phosphodiesterase type 6; and phosphodiesterase type 9.
US Pat. No. 10,457,959

EFFICIENT SELECTIVITY OF RECOMBINANT PROTEINS

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A vector comprising a nucleic acid, wherein the nucleic acid comprises(i) a mammalian tunicamycin (Tn)-resistance gene encoding a protein having at least 93% identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3,
(ii) a first a gene of interest (GOI), and
(iii) at least one regulatory element,
wherein the Tn-resistance gene is operably linked to the first GOI and said at least one regulatory element, and
wherein the first GOI encodes a protein selected from the group consisting of an antibody light chain or antigen-binding fragment thereof, an antibody heavy chain or antigen-binding fragment thereof, and an Fc-fusion protein or a fragment thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,457,960

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TARGETED GENETIC MODIFICATION USING PAIRED GUIDE RNAS

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. An in vitro method for making a biallelic modification to a genomic target locus in a genome within a cell, comprising:(I) introducing into a population of cells:
(a) a Cas protein;
(b) a first guide RNA that hybridizes to a first CRISPR RNA recognition sequence within the genomic target locus;
(c) a second guide RNA that hybridizes to a second CRISPR RNA recognition sequence within the genomic target locus; and
(d) a targeting vector comprising a nucleic acid insert flanked by a 5? homology arm that hybridizes to a 5? target sequence within the genomic target locus and a 3? homology arm that hybridizes to a 3? target sequence within the genomic target locus;
wherein the genome comprises a pair of first and second homologous chromosomes comprising the genomic target locus; and
wherein the Cas protein cleaves at least one of the first and second CRISPR RNA recognition sequences to generate at least one double-strand break in each of the first and second homologous chromosomes; and
(II) identifying a cell comprising a modified genomic target locus comprising a deletion and/or an insertion, wherein the identifying comprises performing a quantitative modification-of-allele assay and a retention assay,
wherein the modification-of-allele assay comprises:
(a) a gain-of-allele assay to determine a copy number of a region of the nucleic acid insert in a genomic DNA sample from the cell; and/or
(b) a loss-of-allele assay to determine a copy number in the genomic DNA sample of a region of the genomic target locus targeted for deletion, and
wherein the retention assay determines a copy number in the genomic DNA sample of a region of the 5? target sequence to which the 5? homology arm hybridizes and/or determines a copy number in the genomic DNA sample of a region of the 3? target sequence to which the 3? homology arm hybridizes,
wherein the combination of the modification-of-allele assay and the retention assay distinguishes correct targeted insertion of the nucleic acid insert into the genomic target locus from random transgenic insertions of the nucleic acid insert into genomic locations outside of the genomic target locus and/or distinguishes correct targeted deletions from deletions extending beyond the region of the genomic target locus being targeted for deletion.
US Pat. No. 10,461,294

SEPARATOR FOR ALKALINE BATTERIES, AND ALKALINE BATTERY USING SAME

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. An alkaline battery separator comprising a nonwoven fabric, whereinthe nonwoven fabric comprises subject fibers;
at least a part of the subject fibers comprise a chelate forming fiber;
the chelate forming fiber has a chelate formable functional group introduced into a fiber material and is capable of forming a chelate with a metal ion;
the subject fibers in the nonwoven fabric further comprise a shape retainable fiber; and
a mass ratio of the chelate forming fiber to the shape retainable fiber, chelate forming fiber/shape retainable fiber, is from 8/92 to 67/33.
US Pat. No. 10,457,709

ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES, THEIR VARIANTS AND USES

Chain Antimicrobials Oy, ...

1. An antimicrobial peptide, comprising any of the synthetically prepared peptides selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 10 having the amino acid peptide sequence defined by RKWRAM1RLHAKRLRK, SEQ ID NO: 11 having the amino acid peptide sequence defined by RKWRAMIRLHAKWLRK, SEQ ID NO: 13 having the amino acid peptide sequence defined by WWRLHAKKKLW, and SEQ ID NO: 15 having the amino acid peptide sequence defined by WWRLHAKWKLW; wherein the peptides have antimicrobial activity against the microbes selected from the group consisting of bacteria, fungi, and yeast.
US Pat. No. 10,457,969

POLYNUCLEOTIDE ENRICHMENT USING CRISPR-CAS SYSTEMS

Illumina, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A method for enriching a target nucleic acid from a population of cell free DNAs (cfDNAs) comprising:obtaining a population of cfDNAs from a subject's plasma or serum, the population of cfDNAs containing the target nucleic acid;
providing an endonuclease system having:
a clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) RNA (crRNA), and
a CRISPR-associated (Cas) protein,
wherein the crRNA contains a target-specific nucleotide region complementary to a region of the target nucleic acid;
contacting the target nucleic acid with the endonuclease system to form a complex,
wherein the crRNA in the complex formed by the endonuclease system is labeled with a binding tag; and
separating the complex from the population of cfDNAs using the binding tag, thereby enriching for the target nucleic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,458,996

METHODS FOR DETERMINING CLINICAL RESPONSE TO TNF-ALPHA AND/OR JAK INHIBITORS IN SUBJECTS WITH INFLAMMATORY DISEASES

Beth Israel Deaconess Med...

1. A method of determining the number of cytokines, chemokines and inflammatory mediators exhibiting statistically significant down-regulation after contacting a candidate compound with a mucosal explant culture of a biopsy from a macroscopically diseased area of an inflamed intestinal mucosa from a subject having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the method comprising:(a) comparing the expression levels of a panel of cytokines, chemokines, and inflammatory mediators relating to IBD or treatment thereof, in the supernatant of a first mucosal explant culture and in the supernatant of a second mucosal explant culture; and,
(b) determining the number of cytokines, chemokines and inflammatory mediators, from said panel of cytokines, chemokines, and inflammatory mediators, that exhibit statistically significant down-regulation in the second mucosal explant culture compared to the first mucosal explant culture;wherein said first mucosal explant culture is produced from the biopsy in the absence of a candidate compound, and said second mucosal explant culture is produced from the biopsy in the presence of the candidate compound; and,wherein said panel comprises, consists essentially of, or consists of: interleukin 17A (IL-17A), interleukin 7 (IL-7), interleukin 5 (IL-5), interleukin 4 (IL-4), interleukin 13 (IL-13), granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), interferon gamma (IFN?), interleukin 10 (IL-10), interleukin 12 70-kDa (IL-12p70), interleukin 12 40-kDa (IL-12p40), interleukin 1 beta (IL-1?), interleukin 2 (IL-2), interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 8 (IL-8), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF?), optionally further comprising, consisting essentially of, or consisting of one or more of: interleukin 3 (IL-3), interleukin 9 (IL-9), interleukin 22 (IL-22), interleukin 23 (IL-23), interleukin 25 (IL-25), interleukin 35 (IL-35), interleukin 36 (IL-36), interleukin 37 (IL-37), TNF-like ligand 1A (TL1A), LIGHT (Lymphotoxin-like Inducible protein that competes with Glycoprotein D for Herpesvirus entry on T cells) and Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-beta).
US Pat. No. 10,456,436

USE OF HERBAL SAPONINS TO REGULATE GUT MICROFLORA

1. A method of altering bacterial abundance of microbiota in digestive organs of a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to said subject a composition comprising saponins extracted from Gynostemma pentaphyllum at a dose of 40 mg of said saponins per kg of said subject daily.
US Pat. No. 10,457,975

HOLLOW ROTATING DEVICE FOR SEPARATING PARTICLES FROM BLOOD

1. A method for separating a particle from an original suspension of particles in a fluid, the fluid including red and white blood cells where the particle being separated is not a red or white blood cell, and has a sedimentation velocity that is slower than the sedimentation velocity of an average red blood cell, the method comprising:a. placing at least 0.5 ml of the original suspension within a cavity of a hollow device, the cavity having fluid communication with at least one partly open channel located along a side of the hollow device, the cavity of internal geometry such that when rotated a volume of the original suspension is forced into the least one partly open channel and forms a film along a back wall of the at least one partly open channel;
b. rotating the hollow device for at least a time in which a combination of rotation time and angular velocity of the hollow device allows a plurality of layers to form by sedimentation within the film, including a first layer comprising a greater red blood cell number density than the number density of red blood cells in the original suspension and a second layer comprising a red blood cell number density less than the number density of red blood cells in the original suspension;
c. slowing the spinning of the hollow device in a manner to prevent remixing of the first and second layers, the particle being separated located within the second layer; and
d. stopping the spinning of the hollow device, providing gravity driven migration of the first layer into the at least one partly open channel, which forces at least a portion of the second layer into the cavity of the hollow device for collection.
US Pat. No. 10,457,722

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

Corixa Corporation, Seat...

1. A method of detecting inflammatory bowel disease in a subject, the method comprising:(a) obtaining a biological sample from the subject, wherein the biological sample is a serum sample;
(b) contacting the biological sample with a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs:79-82;
(c) detecting an amount of an antibody in the biological sample that binds to the polypeptide; and
(d) comparing the amount of bound antibody to a predetermined cut-off value, wherein the presence of at least one type of inflammatory bowel disease is detected when the amount of bound antibody is higher than the cut-off value.
US Pat. No. 10,457,982

METHOD FOR NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION

RIKEN, Saitama (JP)

1. A method for amplifying a nucleic acid, comprising:incubating a mixture comprising:
template RNA,
a primer,
a degrading enzyme specific to DNA in a RNA-DNA hybrid,
an RNase H minus reverse transcriptase, and
a substrate,
synthesizing a complementary DNA (cDNA) of the template RNA by the RNA-dependent DNA polymerase activity of the RNase H minus reverse transcriptase, then randomly cleaving the cDNA strand in the hybrid strand of RNA and cDNA by the degrading enzyme specific to DNA in RNA-DNA hybrid, then separating the cDNA strand on the 3? side from the RNA by the strand displacement activity of the RNase H minus reverse transcriptase, while using the cleavage site as a starting point, and then synthesizing a new cDNA in a portion separated by the RNase H minus reverse transcriptase to amplify cDNA in a reverse transcription reaction,
wherein the degrading enzyme specific to DNA in the RNA-DNA hybrid has an activity of cleaving a DNA strand in the RNA-DNA hybrid.
US Pat. No. 10,456,451

PROTEASE-RESISTANT MUTANTS OF STROMAL CELL DERIVED FACTOR-1 IN THE REPAIR OF TISSUE DAMAGE


wherein
X3 is any amino acid;
X4 is serine or valine;
X5 is leucine, praline, threonine, or valine; and
X6 is any amino acid residue,
and wherein
(a) Xp is a proteinogenic amino acid(s) or a protease protective organic group and p is any integer from 1 to 4;
(b) said mSDF-1 maintains chemoattractant activity for T cells and is inactivated by matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), leukocyte elastase, and/or cathepsin G at a rate that is at least 50% less than the rate of inactivation of native SDF-1;
(c) said Xp-mSDF-1 maintains chemoattractant activity for T cells, is inactivated by dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) at a rate that is at least 50% less than the rate at which native SDF-1 is inactivated, and is inactivated by MMP-2, MMP-9, leukocyte elastase, and/or cathepsin Gat a rate that is at least 50% less than the rate of inactivation of native SDF-1; and
(d) said mSDF-1 or Xp-mSDF-1 peptide does not comprise the amino acid sequence of at least amino acids 1-8 of SEQ ID NO: 52, SEQ ID NO: 56, SEQ ID NO: 60, or SEQ ID NOs: 65-67.
US Pat. No. 10,456,454

CNS DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

Shire Human Genetic Thera...

1. A formulation for intrathecal administration comprising a lysosomal enzyme at a concentration at or greater than about 5 mg/ml, and a surfactant, wherein the formulation comprises phosphate at a concentration of no greater than 50 mM.
US Pat. No. 10,457,751

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BROMINATED AND HALOHYDRATED POLYMERS

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A process for preparing a brominated and halohydrated polymer of at least one conjugated diene, comprising (a) reacting a starting polymer of at least one conjugated diene with a quaternary ammonium tribromide, quaternary phosphonium tribromide compound or both a quaternary ammonium tribromide and a quaternary phosphonium tribromide to brominate 50% to 98% of the conjugated diene repeating units in the starting polymer to form a partially brominated polymer and then (b) reacting the partially brominated polymer with an N-haloimide compound in the presence of water and a water-miscible solvent system for the partially brominated polymer to halohydrate at least a portion of the remaining conjugated diene repeating units and produce a brominated and halohydrated polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,456,235

EMBOLIZATION PARTICULATES FOR OCCLUDING A BLOOD VESSEL

ACCURATE MEDICAL THERAPEU...

1. Embolization particulates suitable for occluding a blood vessel, the embolization particulates comprising:a plurality of embolization beads, each of said embolization beads comprises: a plurality of outwardly protruding portions, wherein, upon a first one and a second one of said embolization beads accumulating against a boundary of the blood vessel, said protruding portions of said first embolization bead are configured to intermesh with said protruding portions of said second embolization bead, so as to occlude the blood vessel;
wherein said embolization beads are formed with a tetrapod shape or a tetrahedron shape; and
wherein the embolization beads are configured to resist aggregation prior to reaching the blood vessel, and to aggregate within the blood vessel once delivered thereto.
US Pat. No. 10,460,851

SILVER-TELLURIUM-COATED GLASS POWDER, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SILVER-TELLURIUM-COATED GLASS POWDER, CONDUCTIVE PASTE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR CONDUCTIVE PASTE

DOWA Electronics Material...

1. A silver-tellurium-coated glass powder comprising:a tellurium-based glass powder containing tellurium in an amount of 20% by mass or more; and
a coating layer on a surface of the tellurium-based glass powder, the coating layer containing silver and tellurium as a main component.
US Pat. No. 10,456,498

ANTIMICROBIAL ADHESIVES HAVING IMPROVED PROPERTIES

Avery Dennison Corporatio...

1. An antimicrobial adhesive composition comprising chlorhexidine and a non-gelling disintegrant, which exhibits the following characteristics: (i) after exposure to a temperature of 40° C. and a relative humidity of 75% for a time period of 6 months, the adhesive composition exhibits less than a 20% log reduction in antimicrobial efficacy, based upon an initial antimicrobial efficacy for all of the following microbes: Escherichia coli, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Candida albicans, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE); and (ii) the composition is free of p-chloroaniline, or if p-chloroaniline is present in the composition, the concentration of p-chloroaniline is less than 1.0% by weight, percentage weight, based upon the initial weight of the chlorhexidine;wherein the non-gelling disintegrant comprises at least one non-gelling disintegrant of microcrystalline cellulose; and
wherein the non-gelling disintegrant is 15% to 45% of the antimicrobial adhesive composition.
US Pat. No. 10,457,782

POLYMER COMPOSITIONS WITH PBSA PLASTICIZER

Danimer Bioplastics, Inc....

1. A polymeric composition comprising:from about 40 to about 99 weight percent of a first polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl chloride, polylactic acid, and mixtures thereof; and
from about 1 to about 60 weight percent of polybutylene(succinate-co-adipate) (“PBSA”).
US Pat. No. 10,456,500

IMPLANTABLE PREPARATIONS FOR REGENERATION OF TISSUES AND TREATMENT OF WOUNDS, THEIR METHOD OF PREPARATION, AND METHOD OF TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH SAID IMPLANTABLE PREPARATIONS

KHORIONYX, La Tour de Sa...

1. A method for preparing a paste containing 14 to 20% per weight of globin and being injectable through a thin 30 g hypodermic needle for regenerating tissues or healing wounds, which can be administered to a patient, consisting of:a) obtaining a whole blood without any anticoagulant agent from a patient,
b) allowing said whole blood sample to clot,
c) separating the obtained serum from said clot,
d) obtaining, from erythrocytes of a blood sample of said patient, after their separation from the plasma or the serum of said sample, an autologous preparation of globin being insoluble at physiological pH, and
e) mixing quantities of said serum and said autologous preparation of globin being insoluble at physiological pH to obtain a paste containing from 14% to 20% per weight of globin and being injectable through a thin 30 g hypodermic needle.
US Pat. No. 10,456,502

BONE VOID FILLER PREPARATION SYSTEM

Fortus Medical, Inc., Mi...

1. A method of recovering connective tissue progenitor cells from bone marrow aspirate comprising:providing a bone void filler preparation container having an inlet port and an outlet port;
placing a bone graft matrix having a particle size of between about 1,000 ?m and 2,000 ?m in the bone void filler preparation container;
depleting a concentration of a red blood cells in a bone marrow aspirate to form red blood cell depleted tissue;
passing the red blood cell depleted tissue through the bone void filler preparation container;
and
retaining the connective tissue progenitor cells in the red blood depleted tissue in the bone void filler preparation container, wherein a selection ratio is a ratio of a connective tissue progenitor cell loading efficiency to a total nucleated cell loading efficiency where the connective tissue progenitor cell loading efficiency is a ratio of the progenitor cells retained in the bone void filler preparation container to the progenitor cells loaded in the bone void filler preparation container and the total nucleated cell loading efficiency is a ratio of a total number of nucleated cells retained in the bone void filler preparation container to the total number of nucleated cells loaded in the bone void filler preparation container where the selection ration is greater than about 3.
US Pat. No. 10,457,785

METHOD OF IMPROVING ADHESION OF CARBON FIBERS WITH A POLYMERIC MATRIX

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A method of making a solid composite containing carbon fibers embedded in a polymeric matrix, the method comprising admixing carbon fibers with an unsaturated polymer precursor resin containing carbon-carbon double bonds, and curing the polymer precursor resin to form a cured polymeric matrix that contains said carbon fibers embedded therein, wherein said carbon fibers admixed with the unsaturated polymer precursor resin have covalently bonded on their surfaces a partially cured sizing agent comprised of an epoxy resin, wherein said epoxy resin is covalently attached to a linking group that contains an accessible unsaturated group that reacts with said carbon-carbon double bonds in the unsaturated polymer precursor resin via a vinyl addition reaction, and at least some epoxide groups in the sizing agent are available as uncrosslinked epoxide groups, which corresponds to a curing degree of epoxide groups of no more than about 0.6.
US Pat. No. 10,456,503

POLYMER LAMINATE

Toray University Educatio...

1. A polymer laminate, comprising:2-100 layers each containing a biodegradable resin and having a thickness of 10 nm-400 nm, a thickness of at least one of outermost layers is 10 nm-180 nm, and
a joint portion joining said outermost layers at pinpoints, at a part of an end portion of the laminate, at an entire part of the end portion of the laminate, or combinations thereof,
wherein layers other than the outermost layers may be joined or may not be joined to the outermost layers, and
said at least one of outermost layers contains a polylactic acid-based resin.
US Pat. No. 10,456,507

TISSUE FUSION AGENT

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. A tissue fusion agent comprising a supporting element and a flock material, wherein the supporting element comprises a material which is meltable under the influence of high-frequency alternating current, heat, ultrasound and/or laser irradiation or is formed from such a material, and wherein the flock material connects directly to a surface of the supporting element with no adhesive layer in between the flock material and the surface of the supporting element.
US Pat. No. 10,457,795

SILOXANE CROSSLINKING PROCESSES EMPLOYING SULFUR COMPOUNDS AND PLATINUM CATALYSTS

MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MAT...

1. A process for producing a crosslinked product comprising reacting a mixture constituting (a) an alkenyl silicone, (b) a hydrogen siloxane, (c) a cure inhibitor chosen from an ethylenically unsaturated amide, an aromatically unsaturated amide, an acetylenic compound, an ethylenically unsaturated isocyanate, an olefinic siloxane, an unsaturated hydrocarbon diester, an unsaturated hydrocarbon mono-ester of an unsaturated acid, a conjugated or isolated ene-yne, a hydroperoxide, a ketones, a sulfoxide, an amine, a phosphine, a phosphite, a nitrite, a diaziridine, or a combination of two or more thereof, and (d) a hydrosilylation catalyst, optionally in the presence of a solvent, and (e) a sulfur compound in order to produce the crosslinked product, the sulfur compound (e) being a compound of the formula:R1—S—R2
where (i) R1 and R2 are independently chosen from a H a C1-C20 hydroxyalkyl, a C1-C20 carboxylic acid, or a combination thereof, or (ii) R1 is chosen from a C1-C20 alkyl, and R2 is chosen from a C1-C20 hydroxyalkyl, with the proviso that Formula I is not H2S.
US Pat. No. 10,459,333

HALFTONE PHASE SHIFT PHOTOMASK BLANK AND MAKING METHOD

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for preparing a halftone phase shift photomask blank having a halftone phase shift film on a transparent substrate, the method comprising the step of depositing a layer containing silicon and nitrogen on the transparent substrate, as a part or the entirety of the halftone phase shift film, by reactive sputtering using a silicon-containing target, an inert gas, and a nitrogen-containing reactive gas, whereinprovided that a hysteresis curve is drawn by applying a power across the target, feeding the reactive gas into a chamber, increasing and then decreasing the flow rate of the reactive gas for thereby sweeping the flow rate of the reactive gas, measuring a sputtering voltage or current value upon sweeping of the flow rate of the reactive gas, and plotting the sputtering voltage or current value versus the flow rate of the reactive gas,
the step of depositing a layer containing silicon and nitrogen includes a transition mode sputtering step of sputtering in a region corresponding to a range from more than the lower limit of reactive gas flow rate providing the hysteresis to less than the upper limit, and in a part or the entirety of the transition mode sputtering step, at least one parameter selected from the power applied across the target, the flow rate of the inert gas, and the flow rate of the reactive gas is increased or decreased continuously or stepwise.
US Pat. No. 10,457,798

PNEUMATIC TIRE HAVING TREAD WITH HYDROXY-TERMINATED POLYBUTADIENE

1. A pneumatic tire comprising a tread, the tread comprising a rubber composition comprising a diene elastomer, silica, a blocked mercaptosilane, a traction resin, and a low molecular weight polybutadiene functionalized with a hydroxyl functional group.
US Pat. No. 10,459,337

MULTICOLOR PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY MATERIALS AND METHODS

University of Maryland, C...

1. A multicolor photolithography method, comprising the steps of:providing a substrate at least partially coated with a layer of a photoresist composition comprising a reactive monomer and photoinitiator (PI) molecules;
exposing said PI molecules to a first radiation source, thereby exciting said PI molecules from a ground state to a pre-activated state;
exposing said pre-activated state PI molecules to a second radiation source in selected locations, thereby deactivating said pre-activated state PI molecules in said selected locations; and
exposing any of said pre-activated state PI molecules remaining to a third radiation source, thereby exciting said remaining pre-activated state PI molecules to an activated state, and initiating polymerization of said reactive monomer in said photoresist composition.
US Pat. No. 10,459,338

EXPOSURE ACTIVATED CHEMICALLY AMPLIFIED DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY (DSA) FOR BACK END OF LINE (BEOL) PATTERN CUTTING AND PLUGGING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

3. The structure of claim 1, wherein the block co-polymer structure is disposed above a pattern of alternating metal lines and dielectric lines disposed above the substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,456,775

METHOD OF PREPARING ZINC FERRITE CATALYST

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of preparing a zinc ferrite catalyst, the method comprising:a) dissolving a zinc precursor and an iron (III) precursor in water to prepare an aqueous metal precursor solution;
b) precipitating a solid catalyst precursor by vaporizing the water in the aqueous metal precursor solution, wherein the vaporizing is carried out at 60 to 80° C. for 2 to 4 hours using an evaporator; and
c) firing the precipitated solid catalyst precursor at a temperature from 850° C. to 1000° C. to prepare the zinc ferrite catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,457,805

DAMPING THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

PolyOne Corporation, Avo...

1. A multi-component plastic article comprising at least two components formed from different thermoplastic materials, wherein at least one of the different thermoplastic materials is a thermoplastic elastomer compound and at least one other of the at least two components is a thermoplastic substrate onto which the thermoplastic elastomer compound is overmolded;wherein the thermoplastic elastomer compound consists of:
(a) 100 parts by weight of styrenic block copolymer having a Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature, wherein the styrenic block copolymer is hydrogenated;
(b) from about 50 to about 200 parts by weight of tackifier having a softening point of at least about 120° C. according to ASTM 6493;
(c) from 0 to about 200 parts by weight of plasticizer;
(d) from 0 to about 150 parts by weight of filler;
(e) from 0 to about 300 parts by weight of secondary polymer selected from polyethylene, polypropylene, butyl rubber, ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber, thermoplastic vulcanizate, and combinations thereof;
(f) from 0 to 300 parts by weight of bonding agent; and
(g) from 0 to about 100 parts by weight of at least one additive selected from anti-fogging agents; anti-static agents; blowing and foaming agents; dispersants; flame retardants and smoke suppressants; initiators; pigments, colorants and dyes; silanes, titanates and zirconates; stabilizers and antioxidants; stearates; ultraviolet light absorbers; waxes; and combinations thereof; and
wherein the thermoplastic elastomer compound has a Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature, and the Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature is greater than the Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature; and
wherein either:
(x) the thermoplastic substrate comprises polyamide, and wherein the bonding agent is present in the thermoplastic elastomer compound and the bonding agent is selected from the group consisting of maleic anhydride functionalized polyolefin, maleic anhydride functionalized styrenic block copolymer, and combinations thereof; or
(y) the thermoplastic substrate comprises polyolefin, and wherein the bonding agent is present in the thermoplastic elastomer compound and the bonding agent is selected from polyethylene, polypropylene, and combinations thereof; or
(z) the thermoplastic substrate comprises a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyurethane, polycarbonate, polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, and polybutylene terephthalate/polycarbonate, and wherein the bonding agent is present in the thermoplastic elastomer compound and the bonding agent is selected from thermoplastic polyurethane, copolyester elastomer, and blends of thermoplastic polyurethane and copolyester elastomer.
US Pat. No. 10,457,806

METHODS OF FORMING DYNAMIC CROSS-LINKED POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method of forming an injection molded article, comprising:forming a pre-dynamic cross-linked polymer composition by combining in an extruder an epoxy-containing component, polyester component, and a transesterification catalyst at a temperature of up to about 320° C. for about 7 minutes or less;
melting the pre-dynamic cross-linked polymer composition; and
injecting the melted pre-dynamic cross-linked polymer composition into an injection mold to form the injection molded article.
US Pat. No. 10,458,062

METHOD FOR TREATING TEXTILE MATERIAL AND CORRESPONDING TREATMENT APPARATUS

REGGIANI MACCHINE SPA, G...

1. Method for treating textile material (13) to attach dyes, such as synthetic or natural dyes, or to apply bleaches to said textile material (13), which provides:a first step of pre-impregnation of the textile material (13) with an impregnation liquid;
a second step of heating the impregnation liquid, through contact of said textile material (13) with at least one heated drum (20), and subsequent vaporization of said impregnation liquid, said textile material (13) being movable around said heated drum (20), subjected to an adjustable pressure higher than atmospheric pressure, characterized in that it provides that:
said heated drum (20) is disposed inside a gaseous compartment (22);
an impermeable strip (18) is wound on the outside around said textile material (13) during its transit around said heated drum (20);
said internal compartment (22) is taken to a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure to exert a homogeneous and adjustable pressure against said heated drum (20) on said impermeable strip (18), and therefore on said textile material (13).
US Pat. No. 10,458,066

PROCESS FOR THE ISOLATION OF LIGNIN FROM BLACK LIQUOR AND MODIFICATION OF THE LIGNIN FOR PLASTIC APPLICATIONS

ORGANIC CHEMICAL LLC, Po...

1. A process for isolating lignin from black liquor containing lignin and non-lignin components, said lignin is not precipitated by lowering pH or acidification, comprising the steps of:adding a polar aprotic solvent to said black liquor containing lignin and non-lignin components forming a solvent and black liquor mixture;
centrifuging said mixture containing lignin and non-lignin components, said lignin is retained in the bowl of the centrifuge;
said non-lignin components and said polar aprotic solvent exit the bowl of the centrifuge;
dissolving said lignin retained in said centrifuge bowl in water forming an isolated lignin solution and subjecting said isolated lignin solution to cation and anion exchange resins; and,
removing excess water from said isolated lignin solution.
US Pat. No. 10,457,811

SURFACE-MODIFIED CALCIUM OXIDE

Kalkfabrik Netstal AG, N...

1. Surface-modified calcium oxide particles that are prepared by the method comprising the steps of:(Method I)
(a) providing raw calcium oxide, an additive, and a milling aid;
(b) providing and inertizing a milling device, which is sealed with respect to the surroundings; and
(c) milling the raw calcium oxide in the presence of the milling aid and the additive in said milling device,or(Method II)
(a) providing raw calcium oxide, an additive, and a milling aid;
(b) providing and inertizing a milling device, which is sealed with respect to the surroundings, and a spraying device;
(c) milling the raw calcium oxide in the presence of the milling aid in said milling device; and
(d) contacting the milled calcium oxide with the additive in said spraying device,
wherein the milling aid (i) is an inert gas having a water content of less than 0.1 g/m3, or (ii) is a non-aqueous liquid having a water content of less than 0.1 g/l; and wherein the additive is a liquid, which contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of C4-20 carbonic acids, C4-20 phosphonic acids, C4-20 sulfonic acids, gallic acid ester, sorbitol fatty alcohol ether, oleic acid, stearic acid and polylactic acid;
and wherein the surface-modified calcium oxide particles have a mean diameter of 10 microns or less, and
wherein the raw calcium oxide has a t60 value of less than 2 minutes, as determined by DIN EN 459-2:2010-12, EN 459-2:2010(E).
US Pat. No. 10,458,067

HIGH BULK TISSUE COMPRISING CROSS-LINKED FIBERS

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A method of manufacturing a cross-linked fiber comprising the steps of: (a) providing a plurality of fibers having a first hemicellulose content, (b) treating a plurality of fibers with a caustic solution at a temperature less than about 60° C. to yield a plurality of caustic extracted fibers having a second hemicellulose content which is at least about 50 percent less than the first hemicellulose content (c) mixing the caustic extracted fibers at a consistency of less than about 15 percent with a cross-linking agent selected from the group consisting of polyamide-epichlorohydrin (PAE) resins, polyamide-polyamine-epichlorohydrin (PPE) resins, and polydiallylamine-epichlorohydrin resins to yield a plurality of treated fibers, and (d) drying the treated fibers at a drying temperature less than about 200160° C. to yield a plurality of cross-linked fibers having a water retention value (WRV) less than about 0.80 g/g.
US Pat. No. 10,457,812

?-ALUMINA FLAKES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. Al2O3 flakes having a particle thickness of 550-1000 nm, a D50-value of 15-30 ?m, a D90-value of 30-45 ?m and a D10-value of ?9.0 ?m and wherein the Al2O3 flakes are ?-alumina flakes.
US Pat. No. 10,458,070

PRODUCTION OF SACK PAPER

1. A method of making white sack paper having a grammage of 50-140 g/m2 and a Gurley porosity, per ISO 5636/5, of 2-10 s, comprising the steps of:a) providing bleached pulp;
b) subjecting the pulp to high consistency refining and optionally low consistency refining to the extent that the sack paper obtains the Gurley porosity;
c) adding cationic starch to the pulp in an amount of 1.5-4 kg/ton paper; and
d) adding size to the pulp in an amount of 0.4-2.0 kg/ton paper; and
e) forming the sack paper from the pulp,
wherein less than 0.5 kg/ton paper of anionic starch is added to the pulp.

US Pat. No. 10,462,772

PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL, PDCCH, ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A mobile station for receiving Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) assignments in a mobile communication system, the mobile station to be configured with at least two serving cells among a plurality of serving cells, the at least two serving cells having different serving cell indices, the mobile station comprising:at least one processor, and
at least one memory device storing at least one program that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the mobile station to:
monitor a same set of candidates for PDCCH assignments defining a same search space which is specific to the mobile station and which is determined independently of the indices of the at least two serving cells with which the mobile station is to be configured, and
receive, for the at least two serving cells, the PDCCH assignments from among the monitored same set of candidates using carrier indicator field (CIF) values in the received PDCCH assignments for identifying the at least two serving cells with which the mobile station is to be configured,
wherein the CIF values, included in the received PDCCH assignments, correspond to the respective indices of the at least two serving cells with which the mobile station is to be configured,
wherein the mobile station receives at least one radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message in response to the mobile station being configured with the at least two serving cells among the plurality of serving cells,
wherein the at least one RRC reconfiguration message received by the mobile station includes a same carrier indicator field value (nCI) for independently determining the same search space for the at least two serving cells,
wherein the same search space S(L)k for the at least two serving cells is determined using the same nCI value, applying the formula:
Sk(L)=L{(Yk+m?)mod ?NCCE,k/L?}+i
wherein an aggregation level L is defined as L?{1, 2, 4, 8}, wherein i=0, . . . , L?1, wherein Yk is defined as Yk=(A·Yk-1)mod D, wherein for the search space specific to the mobile station m?=m+M(L)·nCI, where nCI is included in the received RRC reconfiguration message, and
wherein M(L) is the number of the set of candidates of PDCCH assignments to monitor in the given search space, wherein NCEE,k is the total number of CCEs in the control region of subframe k, and wherein Y?1=nRNTI?0, A=39827, D=65537, k=?ns/2?, and ns is the slot number within a radio frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,766

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PAGING BETWEEN DEVICES PERFORMING DIRECT COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A paging method in a direct communication system, the method comprising:determining, by a user device, a direct connection with a target user device for performing direct communication;
transmitting, by the user device, a dedicated resource request for a page request, a page response, and a page acknowledgement (ACK) to a base station;
after receiving resource information about resources allocated for the page request, the page response, and the page ACK from the base station, determining, by the user device, whether a resource allocated for the page request for the direct connection is a first dedicated resource based on the resource information;
after determining that the resource allocated for the page request is the first dedicated resource, transmitting, by the user device, the page request to the target user device through the first dedicated resource; and
receiving, by the user device, the page response to the page request from the target user device through a second dedicated resource allocated for the page response,
wherein the page request includes resource information about the second dedicated resource and a third dedicated resource for the page ACK which are included in the resource information.

US Pat. No. 10,462,763

COORDINATION OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-RAT CAMPING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A terminal device accessible via at least first and second type of wireless radio accesses operating with different radio access technologies, comprising:a radio transceiver configured to communicate with a network node in a wireless communication network;
a processing circuit operatively connected to the radio transceiver and configured to:
receive, from the network, an indication regarding a set of camping areas, CAs, including a first set of camping areas associated with a first RAT serving as a priority RAT and a second set of camping areas associated with the second RAT serving as a backup RAT
perform camping in a coverage area defined based on the first and second sets of CAs,
update a geographic location of the terminal device when the terminal device enters a new coverage area different from the coverage area defined by the first set of CAs; and
not update a geographic location of the terminal device when the terminal device leaves a coverage area defined by the second set of coverage areas but remains in a coverage area defined by the first set of CAs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,759

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION ON A WIRELESS NETWORK

8. A system comprising a master device connected to at least a first slave device on a BLE network,wherein the master device is configured to:
send a scan command to at least the first slave device; and
switch to a broadcast mode and broadcast data, the broadcast data comprising a first time stamp,
and wherein at least the first slave device is configured to:
scan the broadcasting data and reset the clock of the first slave device using the first time stamp.

US Pat. No. 10,462,757

AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL BASED ON SIGNAL SPECTRUM SENSING

1. A method for automatic gain control based on signal spectrum sensing and reconstruction at a receiver, said method comprising:receiving an input signal through a plurality of analog front end chains and a plurality of digital front end chains;
estimating an energy of a plurality of signal components of said input signal in a frequency domain, wherein said estimation of said energy comprises detecting (i) said plurality of signal components of said input signal of which some signal components comprise interference and (ii) frequency locations of said signal components comprises said interference in said input signal at a plurality of frequency bins using at least one of (a) power level estimation algorithm, (b) a fast fourier transform or (c) a Goertzel algorithm;
removing ambiguity of frequency of said plurality of signal components of said input signal;
reconstructing a signal power profile of said input signal at a plurality of frequency locations with knowledge of a filtering response of a signal processing chain, wherein said signal processing chain comprises said plurality of analog front end chains and said plurality of digital front end chains; and
selecting an optimum set of gain values based on said reconstructed signal power profile and knowledge of non-linearity of a circuit to control a gain of said input signal, wherein said non-linearity of said circuit is modeled as higher order terms of said input signal that cause energy of said input signal to be generated.

US Pat. No. 10,462,750

SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES COMPRISING SENSOR GATES

1. A sensor system for detecting a property of or within an absorbent article, comprising:an absorbent article comprising a front region, a back region, and a crotch region, a transverse axis and a longitudinal axis; the absorbent article further comprising an elongate housing comprising a first sensor and a second sensor;
a first transmitter;
wherein the elongate housing is disposed such that each of the first and second sensors are disposed forward of the transverse axis of the absorbent article;
wherein no sensor of the sensor system and no portion of the housing is disposed rearward of the transverse axis;
wherein at least one of the first and second sensors overlaps with the longitudinal axis;
wherein the elongate housing is disposed along a longitudinal axis of the absorbent article, and wherein the elongate carrier layer is disposed on a garment-facing, exterior surface of the absorbent article, and wherein the elongate housing comprises at least one of hooks and loops;
wherein the first sensor has a first status and is capable of changing to a second status;
wherein the second sensor has a third status and is capable of changing to a fourth status;
wherein at least one of the first and second sensors are capable of sensing a color change through the garment-facing, exterior surface of the absorbent article;
wherein the first transmitter is capable of transmitting a signal when a change in status of the first sensor from the first status to the second status has occurred;
wherein the first transmitter is capable of transmitting a signal when a change in status of the second sensor from the third status to the fourth status has occurred;
wherein the first transmitter is capable of operating at a first power level during an assessment operation and a second power level, higher than the first power level, during a transmission operation.

US Pat. No. 10,462,747

RADIO-FREQUENCY MODULE AND WIRELESS DEVICE

Realtek Semiconductor Cor...

1. A wireless device, operating within a wireless system, the wireless device comprising:a radio-frequency (RF) module and a modem module, configured to operate in a first operation mode or in a second operation mode; and
a control unit, coupled to the RF module and the modem module, configured to generate a control signal to indicate the RF module and the modem module to operate in the first operation mode or to operate in the second operation mode;
wherein a first set of signal formats corresponding to the first operation mode is a superset of a second set of signal formats corresponding to the second operation mode, and a first power consumption corresponding to the first operation mode is higher than a second power consumption corresponding to the second operation mode;
wherein the RF module comprises:
a first front-end circuit, configured to generate and process the RF signals in the first set of signal formats, comprising:
a first mixer;
a first power amplifier (PA), coupled to the first mixer;
a first low noise amplifier (LNA); and
a second mixer, coupled to the first LNA, wherein the first mixer and the first PA are configured to generate the RF signals in the first set of signal formats, and the first LNA and the second mixer are configured to receive and process the RF signals in the first set of signal formats; and
a second front-end circuit, configured to generate and process the RF signals in the second set of signal formats.

US Pat. No. 10,462,738

BASE STATION DEVICE WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION AND METHOD THEREOF

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A base station device with reduced power consumption, the base station device comprising:a transmitter configured to implement time-division multiple access (TDMA), the transmitter transmitting payload signals in a TDMA frame including a first timeslot and a second timeslot, wherein one of the first timeslot and the second timeslot is designated as an active timeslot and the other of the first timeslot and the second timeslot is designated as an idle timeslot;
an electronic processor coupled to the transmitter and configured to control transmission of calls through the transmitter, the electronic processor configured to:
determine whether a current active transmission of the base station device is a voice transmission or a data transmission,
in response to determining that the current active transmission is the voice transmission:
transmit, via the transmitter, voice payload in the active timeslot of the TDMA frame;
transmit, via the transmitter, control data between the active timeslot and the idle timeslot of the TDMA frame;
de-key the transmitter during a first portion of the idle timeslot;
re-key the transmitter during a second portion of the idle timeslot; and
de-key the transmitter during a third portion of the idle timeslot,
in response to determining that the current active transmission is the data transmission:
transmit, via the transmitter, data payload in the active timeslot of the TDMA frame;
transmit, via the transmitter, control data between the active timeslot and the idle timeslot of the TDMA frame; and
de-key the transmitter for the idle timeslot of the TDMA frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,729

ROAMING MANAGEMENT

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of operating an interconnect server for a roaming network, the roaming network having a plurality of cellular networks and a plurality of hotspot networks formed of wireless access points, the interconnect server being connectable to a routing server within each of the plurality of cellular networks and to a routing server within each of the plurality of hotspot networks, wherein the plurality of hotspot networks are operable to allow subscriber devices of the plurality of cellular networks to connect to a wireless access point forming part of the hotspot network and access the subscriber cellular network of the subscriber devices, comprising:receiving from at least one routing server of the plurality of cellular networks an access list specifying access permissions identifying at least one hotspot network which can be used by subscribers for data roaming;
storing the access list received from at least one cellular network;
processing the access list to generate, for each hotspot network, a routable roaming list identifying cellular networks that can be reached via the interconnect server; and
sending the generated routable roaming lists to the respective hotspot network,
wherein the generated routable roaming lists are for configuring the hotspot network to route traffic of subscriber devices of the cellular networks in accordance with the access permissions received from the at least one plurality of cellular networks.

US Pat. No. 10,462,705

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING PREMATURE PROCESSING DURING BEAM FORMING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for preventing premature processing during beam forming, the method comprising:determining, at an access node, that a wireless device has received data using a beam formed transmission from the access node;
calculating a gap between a reported channel quality for the wireless device based on a non-beam formed reference signal and a channel quality indicator (CQI) based on a data transmission made with a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) transmission used to transmit downlink data to the wireless device using the beam formed transmission;
determining a signal level corresponding to the modulation and coding scheme;
converting the calculated gap to a signal level gap based on the determined signal level corresponding to the modulation and coding scheme;
adjusting a threshold value used to determine when the wireless device scans a plurality of frequency bands based on the calculated gap by subtracting the signal level gap from the threshold value; and
transmitting the adjusted threshold value to the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,699

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION-BASED MULTIPLE ACCESS POINT NAME SUPPORT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for a communication network comprising:receiving one attach trigger for a user equipment (UE) within a trusted access network, wherein the UE is dual stack capable device; and
configuring, in response to receiving the one attach trigger at a Trusted Wireless Local Area Network Access Gateway (TWAG) in the trusted access network:
a first signaling path for the UE for a first Internet protocol (IP) connection that is configured for a first IP version type; and
a second signaling path for the UE for a second IP connection that is configured for a second IP version type different from the first IP version type; and
in response to detecting one detach event between the UE and the TWAG, completing detach procedures for both the first signaling path and the second signaling path.

US Pat. No. 10,462,698

WLAN-LTE INTERFACE SELECTION

British Telecommunication...

1. A method for selecting a data communication interface to be used by a mobile device having at least a wireless local area network interface connected to a wireless local area data network and a cellular network interface connected to a cellular data network, the method being performed by a wireless access point device configured to send and to receive data packets to and from the wireless local area network interface and the cellular network interface of the mobile device and for communicating the data packets on to a plurality of wide area networks, the method comprising:determining an identifier associated with a local wireless network adaptor of the mobile device;
retrieving, from the mobile device, a subscriber identity associated with a subscriber module of the mobile device;
accessing a server located in the cellular data network to determine a network address identifier associated with the mobile device, using the retrieved subscriber identity;
associating the determined network address identifier with the mobile device including storing a mapping containing:
the identifier associated with the wireless network adapter of the mobile device,
the network address identifier associated with the mobile device connected to the cellular data network, and
the subscriber identity associated with the subscriber module of the mobile device;
determining first network operation parameters of the wireless local area data network;
determining second network operation parameters of the cellular network interface of the mobile device;
selecting one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface in accordance with the determined first and second network operation parameters; and
causing the mobile device to use the selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface for any existing and new data sessions and redirecting data sessions based on the identifiers of the mobile device,
wherein, in response to processing of the wireless access point device, the mobile device is operable to use the selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface and disconnect from the non-selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,697

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

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a timing advance command by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, the timing advance command corresponding to a time alignment group; and
applying the received timing advance command to at least one serving cell belonging to the time alignment group,
wherein a time alignment group identifier identifies the time alignment group to which the timing advance command is applied,
wherein the time alignment group identifier is included in a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE),
wherein the MAC CE includes the time alignment group identifier together with the timing advance command, and
wherein a length of field for the time alignment group identifier is 2 bits and a length of field for the timing advance command is 6 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,462,691

PLMN RESTRICTION FOR MBSFN MEASUREMENT REPORTING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:logging, at a user equipment, one or more measurements performed on one or more subframes associated with multicast broadcast mobile services;
receiving, by the user equipment and from a serving network node, a serving network identity; and
determining, by the user equipment based on a configured rule, whether the serving network identity is included in an allowed network list, the allowed network list indicating whether the user equipment is allowed to indicate an availability of the logged one or more measurements and/or report the logged one or more measurements to the serving network node, wherein the allowed network list includes public land mobile networks included in one or more temporary mobile group identities.

US Pat. No. 10,462,688

ASSOCIATION RULE ANALYSIS AND DATA VISUALIZATION FOR MOBILE NETWORKS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:storing, via one or more processors and one or more memory elements, a plurality of different types of performance counters of a mobile network;
selecting, via the one or more processors, a subset of the different types of the performance counters as relevant to a specific inquiry, the subset including some of the different types of the performance counters and excluding others of the different types of the performance counters;
converting, via the one or more processors, the selected subset into a plurality of key performance indicators (KPIs);
quantizing, via the one or more processors, each of the KPIs into one value of a set of values of the each of the KPIs;
creating, via the one or more processors, a set of items that provide a binary representation of the quantized KPIs, the set of items having multiple subsets corresponding to respective ones of the quantized KPIs, each item of a subset corresponding to a respective value of a particular set of values associated with the respective ones of the quantized KPIs;
generating, via the one or more processors, association rules by applying association rule mining logic to the binary representation of the quantized KPIs; and
generating, via a display, a report based on the association rules to enable analysis of performance data of the mobile network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,683

CONNECTIVITY APPARATUS FOR REMOTE CELL TOWER INTEGRATION

USA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY...

1. A method of remotely performing maintenance on a cell tower site, the method comprising the steps of:wirelessly connecting an off-site computing node disposed at an administrative location to an on-site computing node disposed at the cell tower site via a remote desktop protocol on the off-site computing node, the on-site computing node including a plurality of hotspot devices physically coupled to the on-site computing node, each of the plurality of hotspot devices associated with a different mobile data operator and including an associated mobile hotspot based on the mobile data operator, such that the cell tower site is capable of forming a wireless connection with each of the plurality of mobile hotspots;
utilizing the remote desktop protocol from the off-site computing node, scanning, through the on-site computing node, through the plurality of mobile hotspots to select one of the plurality of hotspot devices to which to form a wireless connection via the associated mobile hotspot;
utilizing the remote desktop protocol from the off-site computing node, wirelessly connecting the on-site computing node to the selected one of the plurality of hotspot devices, such that the on-site computing node is connected to one of the plurality of mobile data operators via the associated one of the plurality of mobile hotspots; and
via the selected one of the plurality of mobile hotspots, utilizing the remote desktop protocol from the off-site computing node, remotely performing maintenance on the cell tower site by altering at least one of a software component of the on-site computer and a software component of one of the plurality of hotspot devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,679

COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT LEVEL SIGNALING AND EFFICIENT PACKING OF MTC SYSTEM INFORMATION

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An apparatus for receiving system information in a wireless communication system supporting coverage enhancement, comprising:a receiver, which, in operation, receives system information;
control circuitry, which, in operation, controls the receiver to receive the system information including a coverage enhancement level indication for indicating enhanced coverage levels supported by the wireless communication system and including a group of information elements common for different coverage enhancement levels and one or more groups of information elements specific for different coverage enhancement levels, and controls the receiver to receive the system information in a plurality of versions;
soft-combine circuitry, which, in operation, soft-combines the plurality of versions of the system information received so far after reception of each version, without processing further versions of the system information if the system information after soft-combining can be correctly decoded; and
a decoder, which, in operation, checks whether the system information after soft-combining can be correctly decoded after each soft-combining.

US Pat. No. 10,462,675

DYNAMIC SPECTRUM PARTITIONING BETWEEN LTE AND 5G SYSTEMS

1. A method for a first radio access technology to dynamically share spectrum with a second radio access technology comprising:a first base station utilizing a first portion of the spectrum as a first radio access technology primary cell during a first time period to communicate with first user equipment in a first area, the first base station using the first radio access technology;
the first base station utilizing a second portion of the spectrum as a secondary cell during the first time period, the secondary cell being aggregated with the first portion of the spectrum to communicate in the first area;
a second base station utilizing at least some of the second portion of the spectrum during a second time period to communicate with second user equipment in the first area, the second base station using the second radio access technology;
the first base station utilizing the first portion of the spectrum as the first radio access technology primary cell during the second time period;
the second base station using a third portion of the spectrum as a second radio access technology primary cell, wherein the third portion includes a fourth portion of the spectrum used as a control plane by the second base station;
the second base station turning off subcarriers in a fifth portion of the spectrum, the fifth portion being part of second radio access technology primary cell;
aggregating the fifth portion of the spectrum for use with the first portion of the spectrum by the first base station during the first time period;
the second base station turning on the subcarriers in the fifth portion of the spectrum that had been turned off and using the fifth portion to communicate with the second user equipment during the second time period; and
the second user equipment determining that the second portion of the spectrum is unavailable based on a detected absence of one or more pilot tones in the second portion of the spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,462,672

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING WIRELESS-NETWORK DEAUTHENTICATION ATTACKS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing wireless-network deauthentication attacks, at least a portion of the method being performed by a wireless access point comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:detecting, at the wireless access point, a deauthentication signal, transmitted over a wireless network that is managed at least in part by the wireless access point, that prompts a target computing device to disconnect from a network connection between the target computing device and the wireless access point;
determining, based at least in part on querying a log of deauthentication signals initiated by the wireless access point, both that the deauthentication signal is directed to the target computing device and that the deauthentication signal was not initiated by the wireless access point;
determining, based at least in part on the determination that the deauthentication signal was not initiated by the wireless access point, that the deauthentication signal represents an illegitimate deauthentication signal; and
performing, in response to determining that the deauthentication signal represents an illegitimate deauthentication signal, a security action to mitigate effects of the illegitimate deauthentication signal on the target computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,668

METHOD FOR FORMING A TRUST RELATIONSHIP, AND EMBEDDED UICC THEREFOR

KT CORPORATION, Suwon-si...

1. A method for forming a trust relationship between entities under an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) environment, the method comprising:receiving, by a first entity, trust information and verification information, wherein the verification information is transmitted from a second entity;
verifying, by the first entity, the verification information of the second entity using the trust information;
authenticating, by the first entity, the second entity by verifying the verification information; and
establishing a secure communication channel between the first entity and the second entity,
wherein the first and second entities include at least one of an eUICC, one or more Subscription Managers (SMs), and one or more Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), and
wherein the verification information is generated, by the second entity, using at least one of a hash function computation and a random value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,664

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF BASEBOARD MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER PORTS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system, comprising:a processor; and
a voltage regulator configured to provide power to the processor in response to a signal from a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC);
the BMC including a security co-processor that stores a first access key, the access key being associated with a first function of the BMC, wherein the first function includes the signal; and
a first communication interface coupled to the BMC and configured to receive a first security key from a device external to the information handling system;
the BMC configured to:
direct the security co-processor to determine if the first security key matches the first access key; and
unlock the first function when the first security key matches the first access key.

US Pat. No. 10,462,643

CALL SETUP LOGIC WITH EMERG-REQUEST-NON-100 TIMER

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

1. A device comprising:a processor; and
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the device to:
receive input to establish a communication session, wherein the input represents an emergency short code to establish an emergency call;
setup the communication session, including:
sending a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) request using a SIP INVITE method;
starting a first timer and a second timer in response to sending the SIP request, the first timer being configured to expire after a first period of time and to stop in response to the device receiving a 100 Trying SIP response, and the second timer being configured to expire after a second period of time different from the first period of time and to stop in response to the device receiving a SIP response other than the 100 Trying SIP response;
prior to expiration of the second timer, receiving the SIP response other than the 100 Trying SIP response; and
stopping the second timer in response to receiving the SIP response other than the 100 Trying SIP response; and
establish the communication session over a telecommunications network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,634

METHOD FOR BLUETOOTH MODE SWITCHING, BLUETOOTH SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SMARTECH WORLDWIDE LIMITE...

1. A method for Bluetooth mode switching, comprising:in a data listen mode, determining that a predetermined switching condition is satisfied if the number of data packets in a first data set is greater than the number of data packets in a second data set, wherein the data listen mode is a working mode that allows unidirectional acquisition of data packets delivered by a data source device in a Bluetooth communication process, and
if the predetermined switching condition is satisfied, requesting to establish Bluetooth communication with the data source device, and switching to a Bluetooth communication mode, wherein the first data set is formed by the data packets acquired in the data listen mode, and the second data set is formed by the data packets delivered in a second Bluetooth communication process.

US Pat. No. 10,462,633

BLUETOOTH BASED MOTION DETECTION SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus, comprising:one or more transceivers configured to receive wireless signals from a transmitting device via a plurality of receive antennas;
one or more processors; and
a memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to:
receive, from the transmitting device, a reference packet containing a reference sequence;
determine phase differences between signal components of the reference sequence arriving via the plurality of receive antennas;
determine a reference angle based at least in part on the determined phase differences;
receive, from the transmitting device, a wireless signal via the plurality of receive antennas, the wireless signal including a packet containing a sequence known by the apparatus;
determine phase differences between signal components of the sequence arriving via the plurality of receive antennas;
determine at least one of an angle of arrival (AoA) or an angle of departure (AoD) of the packet based at least in part on the determined phase differences;
determine a difference between at least one of the AoA or the AoD and the reference angle; and
detect a presence or absence of motion of an object other than the apparatus or the transmitting device in the vicinity of the apparatus and the transmitting device based on the determined difference.

US Pat. No. 10,462,619

PROVIDING A PERSONAL ASSISTANT MODULE WITH A SELECTIVELY-TRAVERSABLE STATE MACHINE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An online semantic processor, comprising:a communication interface;
one or more processors operably coupled with the communication interface; and
memory operably coupled with the one or more processors, the memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive, from a personal assistant module operating on a resource-constrained device, via the communication interface, data indicative of a user request;
generate a state machine comprising a plurality of candidate states that are traversable by the personal assistant module at the resource-constrained device based on one or more signals that are unavailable to the online semantic processor and ascertainable by the personal assistant module from one or more sensors local to the resource-constrained device,
wherein at least a first candidate state of the plurality of candidate states comprises an output to be delivered by the personal assistant module that solicits input selecting between two or more distinct software application states that are potentially responsive to the user request, and
wherein at least a second candidate state of the plurality of candidate states is reachable by the personal assistant module by transitioning past the first candidate state based on one or more of the signals that are unavailable to the online semantic processor, and wherein in the second candidate state at least one of the two or more distinct software application states has been selected automatically based on the one or more of the signals; and
download, to the resource-constrained device, via the communication interface, data representing the state machine.

US Pat. No. 10,462,617

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPORTING A SHORT MESSAGE CAPABILITY VIA AN IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit, to a base station, a request for attachment;
circuitry configured to authenticate with a cellular core network node of a cellular core network via the base station;
the transmitter configured to transmit a registration request to the cellular core network via session initiation protocol (SIP) over an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS);
the transmitter configured to transmit a SIP message indicating a capability of the WTRU to receive data messages via the IMS;
a receiver configured to receive, in accordance with the capability of the WTRU to receive data messages via the IMS, at least one data message, from the base station, via the IMS; and
a display configured to display the at least one data message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,610

LOW LATENCY CLIENT LOCATION ESTIMATION WITH DYNAMIC INTEGRATION OF SERVER OUTPUT

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method for estimating a location of a client device, the computer-implemented method comprising:generating, by a motion summarizer of a client device, a first location estimate for the client device, based on first output from at least one location sensor and corresponding to a first time period;
sending, by the client device, to a server, the first location estimate;
generating, by the motion summarizer of the client device, a second location estimate for the client device, based on the first location estimate and on second output from at least one location sensor and corresponding to a second time period subsequent to the first time period;
receiving, by the client device, from the server, after generating the second location estimate, a server location estimate for the first time period corresponding to the first location estimate, wherein the server location estimate comprises a location estimate based on a non-linear filter;
correcting, by the client device, the first location estimate based on the received server location estimate;
responsive to correcting the first location estimate, updating, by the client device, the second location estimate based on the corrected first location estimate; and
using, by the client device, the updated second location estimate to update a location-aware service of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,609

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING A PERSON

1. A system for associating a person with one or more wireless devices comprising:a first wireless reader arranged to detect a first set of wireless device identifiers at a first time and at a first location;
a second wireless reader arranged to detect a second set of wireless device identifiers at a second time and at a second location; and
a server, in electronic communication with the first and second wireless readers via a network, arranged to:
receive the first set of detected wireless device identifiers from the first wireless reader and the second set of detected wireless device identifiers from the second wireless reader;
compare the first set of wireless device identifiers with the second set of wireless device identifiers;
identify a first matching set of wireless device identifiers including matching wireless device identifiers between the first set of wireless device identifiers and the second set of wireless device identifiers; and
associate a first user identity with the first matching set of wireless device identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,462,608

ESTIMATING ORIENTATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE WITH RESPECT TO A VEHICLE USING GLOBAL DISPLACEMENT INFORMATION AND LOCAL MOTION INFORMATION

Agero, Inc., Medford, MA...

1. A system for determining an orientation of a mobile device with respect to a vehicle, the system comprising:at least one computer processor programmed to:
receive local motion information regarding the mobile device, the local motion information regarding the mobile device comprising information indicating non-linear acceleration of the mobile device;
receive global displacement information regarding the mobile device; and
based on the local motion information regarding the mobile device and the global displacement information regarding the mobile device, determine the orientation of the mobile device with respect to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,462,605

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A SHARED JOURNEY

1. A computer implemented method of determining that at least two members of a subscription group shared a journey from an origin to a destination over a period of time, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining location and time data defining a first plurality of journey positions from the origin to the destination of a first mobile electronic device associated with a first member;
segmenting the plurality of journey positions into a plurality of journey segments;
forming an acceptable geographical-time zone around each journey segment;
obtaining location and time data defining a second plurality of journey positions from the origin to the destination of a second mobile electronic device associated with a second member; determining whether each second mobile electronic device journey position falls within the acceptable geographical-time zone around each journey segment to determine a positive result or a negative result for each acceptable geographical-time zone;
a driver recorded the journey and a passenger recorded journey are compared, If the passenger recorded journey matches then there is a positive result, and if the passenger journey does not match, then there is a negative result;
determining a rate of positive results for said acceptable geographical-time zones to thereby provide an indication the first and second mobile electronic devices shared a journey when the rate of positive results for said acceptable geographical-time zones is greater than a predetermined rate.

US Pat. No. 10,462,604

HIGH DENSITY LOCATION-BASED SERVICE ZONE MANAGEMENT FOR A GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a first computing device; and
an application executable in the first computing device, wherein, when executed, the application causes the first computing device to at least:
obtain active zone data from a second computing device, the active zone data including an identification of a plurality of location-based service zones located within a geographic region, the plurality of location-based service zones being selected for the first computing device according to a location of the first computing device, and a number of the plurality of location-based service zones exceeding a predefined threshold;
select a subset of the plurality of location-based service zones according to a respective score assigned to individual location-based service zones of the plurality of location-based service zones; and
initiate monitoring of the subset of the plurality of location-based service zones.

US Pat. No. 10,462,603

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROXIMITY-BASED ANALYSIS OF MULTIPLE AGRICULTURAL ENTITIES

Realmfive, Inc., Lincoln...

1. A system comprising:a first communication device associated with a first entity;
an additional communication device associated with an additional entity, wherein the first communication device and the additional communication device are communicatively couplable;
a database;
one or more processors communicatively coupled to at least one of the first communication device or the additional communication device, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
identify a spatial relationship between the first entity and the additional entity based on one or more signals from the first communication device or one or more signals from the additional communication device;
identify an operation unit defined by an association between the first entity and the additional entity based on the spatial relationship between the first entity and the additional entity, wherein the operation unit comprises a cooperative combination of the first entity and the additional entity, wherein the identification of the operation unit is triggered by an identification of a distance below a threshold distance between the first communication device carried on the first entity and the additional communication device carried on the additional entity, wherein the first entity comprises a first device and the additional entity comprises at least one of an additional device or a person;
define a geo-fenced area;
determine whether the operation unit is positioned within the defined geo-fenced area;
determine one or more location-based characteristics of the operation unit based on the determination of the operation unit within the defined geo-fenced area and one or more characteristics of the association between the first entity and the additional entity;
store the one or more characteristics of the operation unit in the database; and
report the one or more characteristics of the operation unit via a user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,602

PASSIVE CHECK-IN

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a location stream corresponding to a mobile device of a user;
determining a number of boundary crossings of a geo-fence by the mobile device within a particular time frame based on comparing data included in the location stream with a database of geo-fence data;
tracking, while the user is within the geo-fence, user behavior based on one or more types of tracking selected from a group of tracking types consisting of: tracking a period of time during which the user is within the geo-fence based on the location stream; tracking online user behavior while the user is within the geo-fence based on access by the mobile device of one or more websites during the period of time; and tracking offline user behavior while the user is within the geo-fence based on offline behavior tracked by online services during the period of time;
identifying a pattern of user behavior that is specific to the user with respect to an area within the geo-fence based on the tracking of the user behavior and based on the number of boundary crossings of the mobile device of the user indicating multiple boundary crossings into and out of the area within the geo-fence within the particular time frame; and
generating, while the user is within the geo-fence, a recommendation customized for the user with respect to the area based on the identified pattern of user behavior.

US Pat. No. 10,462,595

CONVOLVING A VOICE IN A TELEPHONE CALL TO A SOUND LOCALIZATION POINT THAT IS FAMILIAR TO A LISTENER

1. A method comprising:determining, by one or more electronic devices in a computer system and for a person to a telephone call, a familiar sound localization point (SLP) by analyzing SLPs in prior telephone calls where voices in the prior telephone calls externally localized as binaural sound to the person;
convolving, by the one or more electronic devices in the computer system, a voice of a party in the telephone call with head related transfer functions (HRTFs) so the voice externally localizes as binaural sound from the familiar SLP that is external to the person and at a far field distance from the person; and
providing, by the one or more electronic devices in the computer system, the voice in the binaural sound to the person so the voice externally localizes from the familiar SLP that is external to the person and at the far field distance from the person.

US Pat. No. 10,462,580

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL LOUDSPEAKER

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A microelectromechanical loudspeaker, comprising:a plurality of elementary loudspeakers each comprising a drive unit and a diaphragm deflectable by the drive unit; and
a controller configured to respectively supply control signals to the drive units, wherein the drive units are respectively configured to deflect corresponding diaphragms according to the respective control signals supplied by the controller to generate acoustic waves,
wherein a control signal supplied to at least one control unit has at least one local extremum and wherein a global extremum of a curvature of the control signal with a highest absolute value of the curvature is located at a position of the control signal preceding a position of the at least one local extremum of the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,574

REINFORCED ACTUATORS FOR DISTRIBUTED MODE LOUDSPEAKERS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An actuator, comprising:a frame comprising a panel extending in a plane and one or more pillars extending perpendicular from the plane;
a magnetic circuit assembly comprising a magnet and a voice coil, the magnet and voice coil being moveable relative to each other during operation of the actuator along an axis perpendicular to the plane of the panel; and
one or more suspension members attaching the frame to a first component of the magnetic circuit assembly, each suspension member comprising:
a vertical segment extending in an axial direction attaching the suspension member to a corresponding one of the pillars,
a first arm extending away from the corresponding pillar in a first plane, parallel to the panel's plane to an end attached to the first component of the magnetic circuit assembly; and
wherein during operation of the actuator the first arm of the suspension member flexes to accommodate axial displacements of the magnet relative to the voice coil.

US Pat. No. 10,462,567

RESPONDING TO HVAC-INDUCED VEHICLE MICROPHONE BUFFETING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a microphone;
a speaker; and
a buffeting detector to:
in response to an activation event:
generate a first buffeting factor by performing a fast Fourier transform on a signal captured on the microphone to generate a frequency domain signal, and calculating a root-mean-squared value of the frequency domain signal over a frequency range;
generate a second buffeting factor based on a fluctuation strength of the signal; and
in response to the first buffeting factor satisfying a first threshold and the second buffeting factor satisfying a second threshold, electrically couple the speaker to an input of a voice-activated system, wherein the second threshold is an average of a plurality of fluctuation strengths of the signal over a first predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 10,462,563

SOUND PLAYING DEVICE AND CONNECTION ESTABLISHING METHOD THEREOF

UNLIMITER MFA CO., LTD., ...

1. A sound playing device for connecting with an electronic device, the sound playing device comprising:a sound module for producing a sound signal;
a wireless transmission module for establishing a connection with the electronic device via a first wireless transmission path or a second wireless transmission path, wherein the first wireless transmission path is used for transmitting an audio signal and the second wireless transmission path is used for transmitting a data signal;
a detection module electrically connected with the wireless transmission module and used for detecting whether the wireless transmission module is connected to the electronic device via the first wireless transmission path or the second wireless transmission path; and
a control module electrically connected with the sound module and the detection module, the control module being used for controlling the sound module to produce the sound signal;
wherein: when the detection module detects that the electronic device requests to be connected via the second wireless transmission path, the detection module detects whether the electronic device is connected via the first wireless transmission path;
if the electronic device is connected via the first wireless transmission path, then the control module enables the connection with the electronic device via the second wireless transmission path; and
if the electronic device is not connected via the first wireless transmission path, then the control module disables the connection with the electronic device via the second wireless transmission path.

US Pat. No. 10,462,556

SPEAKER CABINET

Vivid Amps Inc., Moscow,...

1. A speaker cabinet, the speaker cabinet comprising:a core fabricated from a core material, the core material having an inner chamber defining an air cavity internal to the core, the core material comprising a plurality of slots that form tunnels within the core material and which run from a front of the core towards a back of core;
an integrated one-piece element that includes a baffle board and a plurality of baffle board sonic coupling battens, the baffle board having an internal side and an external side, wherein the plurality of baffle board sonic coupling battens extend from the internal side of the baffle board;
wherein the each of the plurality of slots are positioned within the core to align with and receive a respective one of the plurality of baffle board sonic coupling battens;
wherein the internal side of the baffle board is mounted to the core at an opening to the air cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,462,554

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel having a front surface for displaying an image, and a rear surface irradiated with light;
a backlight module connected with the rear surface of the display panel;
a rear structure for surrounding the backlight module; and
a vibration generating device for vibrating the display panel through the backlight module, wherein the vibration generating device is fixed to the rear structure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,550

STORAGE DEVICE

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A storage device comprising:a first case comprising a first connecting portion;
a second case comprising a second connecting portion; and
a winding body for winding an object thereon;
wherein the first connecting portion is slidably coupled within the second connecting portion; and
wherein the winding body is sleeved over the second connecting portion, an end of the first connecting portion is coupled to an inner side of the first case; the first connecting portion comprises at least one first sliding portion; an end of the second connecting portion is coupled to an inner side of the second case; a side of the second connecting portion defines at least one slot a diameter of the first connecting portion is smaller than a diameter of the second connecting portion; the first connecting portion is received within the second connecting portion; and the at least one first sliding portion is slidably received within the at least one slot, the winding body comprises a main portion and a winding portion; a diameter of the main portion is greater than the diameter of the second connecting portion; the main portion is sleeved over the second connecting portion; the winding portion is arranged on a side of the main portion for winding the object thereon, the main portion comprises two second sliding portions protruding from an inner wall of the main portion; the second sliding portions are received within the slot and slide with the first sliding portion within the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,462,543

ODU PATH PROTECTION IN A DISAGGREGATED OTN SWITCHING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical transport network (OTN) comprising:a first OTN switch connected to a working optical data unit (ODU) path and a protection ODU path from a second OTN switch, the first OTN switch comprising:
a first ingress plug-in module receiving ODUs from the second OTN switch via the working ODU path, converting the ODUs to corresponding Ethernet packets, and transmitting the Ethernet packets to an Ethernet fabric included in the first OTN switch;
a second ingress plug-in module receiving the ODUs from the second OTN switch via the protection ODU path and converting the ODUs to corresponding Ethernet packets, the second ingress plug-in module connected to the Ethernet fabric; and
a first egress plug-in module receiving the Ethernet packets from the Ethernet fabric;
the first OTN switch, in response to determining, by the first ingress plug-in module, an event indicating that a protection switch using the protection ODU path is to be performed on the working ODU path, enabled to perform the protection switch to:
set, at the first ingress plug-in module, a status of the working ODU path of Ethernet packets to indicate the event prior to transmitting Ethernet packets to the Ethernet fabric,
transmit, from the second ingress plug-in module, a keep alive Ethernet packet indicating the status of the protection ODU path to the Ethernet fabric, and
upon receipt, by the first egress plug-in module, of one or more Ethernet packets having the status of the working ODU path and a keep alive Ethernet packet indicating the status of the protection path,
determine that a protection switch is to be performed on the working ODU path, and
receive the Ethernet packets via the Ethernet fabric from the second ingress plug-in module from the protection ODU path.

US Pat. No. 10,462,539

MANAGING TRANSITIONS BETWEEN A LOCAL AREA NETWORK AND A WIDE AREA NETWORK DURING MEDIA CONTENT PLAYBACK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
receive first mapping information associated with a set of remote segment identifiers that identify a set of remote locations, external from a local area network, from which a first set of segments of media content are accessible,
the first mapping information including a remote key identifier associated with the set of remote segment identifiers;
receive second mapping information associated with a set of local segment identifiers that identify a set of local locations, internal to the local area network, from which a second set of segments of the media content are accessible,
the second mapping information including a local key identifier associated with the set of local segment identifiers,
the second set of segments corresponding to the first set of segments;
map the set of remote segment identifiers to the set of local segment identifiers,
a remote segment identifier, of the set of remote segment identifiers, to map to a local segment identifier, of the set of local segment identifiers;
store redirect information that associates the first mapping information and the second mapping information based on mapping the set of remote segment identifiers to the set of local segment identifiers;
receive a request, associated with the media content, that includes the remote segment identifier of the set of remote segment identifiers;
determine the local segment identifier, of the set of local segment identifiers, based on the remote segment identifier and the redirect information,
the local segment identifier mapping to the remote segment identifier;
determine the local key identifier based on the remote key identifier and the redirect information;
request a segment of the media content using the local segment identifier;
request a local key using the local key identifier,
the local key to encrypt the segment of the media content and authenticate a communication; and
provide the segment of the media content to a media client.

US Pat. No. 10,462,533

SYSTEM, METHOD AND INTERFACE FOR PRESENTING EVENT COVERAGE USING PLURAL CONCURRENT INTERFACE PORTIONS

FOX SPORTS PRODUCTIONS, L...

1. A system for presenting soccer event coverage using plural concurrent interface portions, comprising:a user display, configured with plural concurrent interface portions, each interface portion including different classes of soccer information, wherein each interface portion is provided by a processor that is configure to deliver and update information related to a live soccer event; and
wherein said user display includes a high-level chronology-based interface portion comprises a time-line representing a higher level of all or a subset of discrete occurrences of the event along an axis, with discrete events represented along said axis represented by graphical or symbolic indicators of said discrete occurrences, and further wherein each discrete event represented along said axis is presented at a distance away from said axis based on the relative significance of actions of the sporting event with plural discrete events being represented at different distances away from said axis.

US Pat. No. 10,462,529

MULTICAST TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR OTT MEDIA

1. A multicast transmission method for Over The Top (OTT) media, comprising:sending, by a terminal, media description request information corresponding to OTT media to a multicast server;
receiving, by the terminal, media description information fed back by the multicast server based on the media description request information, wherein the media description information comprises multicast information, and the multicast information comprises multicast group information; and
receiving, by the terminal, a multicast packet from the multicast server according to the multicast group information, wherein the multicast packet is generated by encapsulating a media index file corresponding to the media description request information and/or a media content file corresponding to the media description request information;
wherein the media description information comprises at least one of: a media index file address and a media content file address; and
when the media description information comprises the media index file address, the method further comprises:
modifying, by the terminal, the media index file address of the terminal after the terminal joins a multicast group specified by the multicast information; and
directing, by the terminal, the media index file of the multicast packet to a local media index file according to the local address; or
when the media description information comprises the media content file address, the method further comprises:
modifying, by the terminal, the media content file address to be a local address of the terminal after the terminal joins a multicast group specified by the multicast information; and
directing, by the terminal, the media content file to a local media content file according to the local address; or
when the media description information comprises the media index file address and the media content file address, the method further comprises:
modifying, by the terminal, the media index file address and the media content file address to be a local address of the terminal after the terminal joins a multicast group specified by the multicast information; and
directing, by the terminal, the media index file of the multicast packet to a local media index file according to the local address, and directing, by the terminal, the media content file to a local media content file according to the local address.

US Pat. No. 10,462,521

GENERATING HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS IN AN ONLINE GAME FROM USER EXPRESSIONS

Teatime Games, Inc., Pal...

1. A system for generating highlight reels of gameplay of an online game, the system comprising:non-transitory storage media configured to store a recording of the online game, the recording of the online game includes audio and/or visual content of an online game environment of the online game and/or of a user participating in the online game;
one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
analyze the recording of the online game to identify one or more user emotional manifestations associated with the user participating in the online game, wherein the one or more user emotional manifestations are visual and/or auditory evidence of one or more emotions being experienced by the user during gameplay of the online game, wherein the one or more user emotional manifestations include a first user emotional manifestation that occurs at a first point in time during the gameplay;
select one or more of the one or more user emotional manifestations that have been identified, wherein the one or more user emotional manifestations occurred at one or more particular points in time;
determine associations between moments of the gameplay of the online game and the one or more user emotional manifestations, wherein the determination determines whether one or more of the moments of the gameplay triggered the first user emotional manifestation;
generate video edits to include the one or more user emotional manifestations that have been selected, and content of the online game environment at the one or more particular points in time of the one or more user emotional manifestations,
wherein the video edits including a first video edit and a second video edit, wherein the first video edit includes the first user emotional manifestation and a first video clip of the recording of the online game that includes the first point in time during the gameplay of the online game, and wherein the second video edit includes a second video clip of the recording of the online game that includes a different point in time than the first point in time; and
effectuate presentation of the video edits, including the first video edit and the second video edit, through a client computing device such that the user can preview the video edits.

US Pat. No. 10,462,514

INTERACTIVE OVERLAYS TO DETERMINE VIEWER DATA

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at data processing hardware of a media device, media content from a content feed, the media device comprising a unique identifier (UID);
determining, by the data processing hardware of the media device, a media program associated with the received media content based on a fingerprint of the received media content; and
while the media program is being displayed by the media device:
overlaying, by the data processing hardware of the media device, interactive overlay content onto the media program of the media content in an overlay area, the overlay area corresponding to a spatial position within at least one frame of the media content;
overlaying, by the data processing hardware of the media device, first overlay content onto the media program of the media content, wherein the first overlay content is associated with a first viewer characteristic;
receiving, at the data processing hardware of the media device, a feedback response from a viewer based on the interactive overlay content;
determining, by the data processing hardware of the media device, viewer information from the feedback response of the viewer;
associating, by the data processing hardware of the media device, the viewer information of the feedback response with the UID of the media device;
determining, by the data processing hardware of the media device, that the viewer information associated with the UID of the media device indicates a second viewer characteristic that is different from the first viewer characteristic; and
in response to determining that the viewer information indicates the second viewer characteristic that is different from the first viewer characteristic, dynamically switching, by the data processing hardware of the media device, from overlaying the first overlay content onto the media program to instead overlaying, onto the media program, second overlay content that is associated with the second viewer characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,462,513

OBJECT IMAGE GENERATION

1. An apparatus comprising:means for sending media content to a display device, the media content received from a media content distribution system;
means for receiving an image of particular content displayed at the display device, the image captured by a portable device as a still image of the particular content displayed to the display device;
means for displaying the image to the display device;
means for enabling a first selection of an object depicted in the image;
means for searching an object database using object identifiers to identify a set of candidate objects corresponding to the object, wherein each candidate object of the set of candidate objects matches at least one object identifier of the object identifiers;
means for receiving a second selection of a first candidate object of the set of candidate objects from a first device;
means for receiving measurement data associated with a user; and
means for generating display data of an image representation in response to receiving the second selection of the first candidate object, wherein the image representation includes a representation generated based on the measurement data and includes an object overlay corresponding to the first candidate object.

US Pat. No. 10,462,502

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

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A transmitting apparatus, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a transmission stream in which transmission packets are consecutively disposed, each transmission packet including a multiplexed transport packet having media data in an upper layer; and
a controller configured to insert identification information into a lower layer of each transmission packet, the identification information identifying a kind of media data included in the multiplexed transport packet of the respective transmission packet,
wherein the kind of the media data includes one of audio data of different qualities, video data of different resolutions, or combinations of video and audio data of different resolutions and qualities, and
wherein the controller is configured to select one of a plurality of different modulation methods for transmission of a transmission packet based on the kind of the media data identified by the identification information in the lower layer of the transmission packet.

US Pat. No. 10,462,501

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSTALLING CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM INFORMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for downloading conditional access system (CAS) information by a broadcast reception device, the method comprising:acquiring, from a broadcast provider list server, broadcast provider information including a list of broadcast providers available to the broadcast reception device and at least one payment plan supported by broadcast providers;
selecting a broadcast provider among the list of broadcast providers and a payment plan of the broadcast provider among the at least one payment plan;
transmitting a subscription request including identity information of the broadcast reception device to a broadcast provider server of the selected broadcast provider, wherein a CAS installation request is transmitted from the broadcast provider server to a CAS server based on the subscription request; and
downloading, from the CAS server, CAS information generated based on the CAS installation request, the CAS information including key information for broadcast information to be received from the broadcast provider server,
wherein the at least one payment plan is associated with at least one of a channel type, a channel quality, and a content type.

US Pat. No. 10,462,498

PROVIDING OPTIONS TO LIVE STREAM MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

The DIRECTV Group, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a set-top box, that first multimedia content is capable of live streaming, the determining including:
providing, by the set-top box and to a content provider, a query requesting a live streaming capability of the first multimedia content,
in response to the query requesting the live streaming capability of the first multimedia content, receiving, by the set-top box and from the content provider, the live streaming capability of the first multimedia content that indicates that the first multimedia content is able to be livestreamed;
providing, by the set-top box, for display, a program guide, the program guide including i) a graphical representation of the first multimedia content and ii) a graphical representation indicating a notification option to live stream the first multimedia content;
receiving, by the set-top box, input indicating i) a selection of the notification option to receive a notification to live stream the first multimedia content and ii) a particular user device of a plurality of user devices to receive the notification, the particular user device not directly coupled to the set-top box;
determining, by the set-top box, to communicate the notification to the particular user device to live stream the first multimedia content, wherein the notification comprises an option to initiate live streaming of the first multimedia content;
communicating, by the set-top box, the notification to the particular user device to live stream the first multimedia content;
receiving, from the particular user device, a selection to initiate live streaming of the first multimedia content; and
in response to the selection to initiate live streaming of the first multimedia content, live streaming, from the set-top box, the first multimedia content to the particular user device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,497

FREE VIEWPOINT PICTURE DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

DENTSU INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A free viewpoint picture data distribution system comprising:a distribution computer including:
a CPU; and
storage that stores free viewpoint picture data capable of changing a viewpoint for viewing, the distribution computer distributes the free viewpoint picture data to a user terminal, wherein the user terminal receives the free viewpoint picture data, generates, when projection characteristic data including a viewpoint and a viewpoint direction is given, specific viewpoint motion image data viewed from the viewpoint and the viewpoint direction for the free viewpoint picture data, displays the generated specific viewpoint motion image data, and causes, when projection characteristic changing data for changing a projection characteristic for the specific viewpoint motion image data displayed on the display means is given from an operator of the user terminal, generation of specific viewpoint motion image data based on the projection characteristic changing data, and sends a history of the projection characteristic changing data to the distribution computer,
wherein the distribution computer further receives the history of the projection characteristic changing data as user-specific operation data, stores the received user-specific operation data, determines user-specific operation data having a characteristic operation trend common in the plural pieces of user-specific operation data as target user-specific operation data for generating a recommended display condition, and determines representative user-specific operation data on the basis of the target user-specific operation data, wherein the recommended display condition is distributed together with the free viewpoint picture data,
wherein, at a relative elapsed time from a start of playback, if a viewpoint change history matches among the plural pieces of user-specific operation data, such user-specific operation data is determined as the target user-specific operation data, and
wherein, if a change history of the viewpoint direction also matches in addition to the viewpoint change history, such user-specific operation data is determined as the target user-specific operation data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,490

EFFICIENT VIDEO DATA REPRESENTATION AND CONTENT BASED VIDEO RETRIEVAL FRAMEWORK

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

12. A system for processing a sequence of images to compress, store, search and/or retrieve images of interest in the video data, the system comprising:one or more processors in communication with a data storage device, the one or more processors configured to:
perform a segmenting process on the video data, wherein the segmenting process distinguishes different portions of the video data representing different objects and background images;
perform a wavelet transform process on each of the different portions to compress the video data, wherein the wavelet transform process encodes each of the different objects and background images in a respective wavelet pyramid representation;
identify one or more features associated with each of the different objects and background images; and
encode and index the one or more features in association with the respective wavelet pyramid representation of their respective different objects and background images to generate a feature indexed wavelet pyramid representation of the video data, wherein the feature indexed wavelet period representation comprises the respective wavelet pyramid representations and a separate encoded index of attributes associated with the objects encoded in the respective wavelet pyramid representation, wherein the attributes are in the group consisting of object detection ID, scheme, value, tracking ID and tracking information of the objects.

US Pat. No. 10,462,489

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An image processing method comprising:obtaining a single interference signal using a sample beam and a reference beam;
transforming the single interference signal by using a numerical signal processing method or an intensity mixing method to generate a transformed interference signal; and
obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) phase image by using the single interference signal and the transformed interference signal,
wherein the generating of the transformed interference signal comprises:
removing a background of the single interference signal through a numerical calculation method to generate a corrected interference signal; and
delaying, a phase of the corrected interference signal by 90 degrees to generate a 90 degree phase delay signal,
wherein the transformed interference si final includes the corrected interference signal and the 90 degree phase delay signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,486

FAST METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING DISCRETE SINE TRANSFORM TYPE VII (DST 7)

TENCENT America, LLC, Pa...

1. A method for decoding a video sequence using a discrete sine transform (DST) type-VII transform core, the method being performed by a device comprising at least one memory configured to store program code and at least one processor configured to read the program code and operate as instructed by the program code, the program code being configured to cause the at least one processor to perform:generating, by the device, a set of tuples of transform core elements associated with an n-point DST-VII transform core
such that a first sum of a first subset of transform core elements of a first tuple is equal to a second sum of a second subset of remaining transform core elements of the first tuple;
performing, by the device, a transform on the video sequence using the generated set of tuples of transform core elements associated with the n-point DST-VII transform core; and
transmitting, by the device, the video sequence based on performing the transform on the video sequence using the generated set of tuples of transform core elements associated with the n-point DST-VII transform core.

US Pat. No. 10,462,480

COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT MOTION ESTIMATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A video encoder, comprising:one or more computing devices programmed or configured to perform a video encoding method, the video encoding method comprising:
adaptively selecting one sub-pixel interpolation scheme from among multiple available sub-pixel interpolation schemes for use during a motion estimation process for a block of video media data in a video frame, the adaptively selecting being performed without performing the multiple available sub-pixel interpolation schemes; and
performing the motion estimation process using the selected sub-pixel interpolation scheme, the motion estimation process comprising (a) computing multiple candidate prediction regions from one or more reference frames, the candidate prediction regions predicting motion of a block of video media data in a video frame being encoded, at least some of the candidate prediction regions being computed using the adaptively selected sub-pixel interpolation scheme, and (b) selecting one of the candidate prediction regions for the block of video media data from among the multiple candidate prediction regions
wherein the adaptively selecting comprises:
computing a metric indicating a predicted degree of object movement in the video frame being encoded;
comparing the metric to a threshold; and
selecting one of the multiple available sub-pixel interpolation schemes based at least in part on the comparison,
wherein the metric indicating the predicted degree of object movement in the video frame being encoded is a skip block ratio indicating a number of blocks in an adjacent previous frame that were encoded in a skip mode relative to a total number of blocks in the adjacent previous frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,473

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RATE CONTROL FOR CONSTANT-BIT-RATE-FINITE-BUFFER-SIZE VIDEO ENCODER

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method for rate control for a constant-bit-rate finite-buffer-size video encoder comprising:obtaining, by the video encoder, a scene change indication from a prediction error image;
using, by the video encoder, the scene change indication from the prediction error image to reset a global complexity history associated with frames of video;
using the global complexity history to provide the rate control for the video encoder encoding the video frames;
wherein the obtaining the scene changes indication from the prediction error image further comprises:
counting a first number of intra-code pixel blocks in the prediction error image;
counting a second number of non-intra code pixel blocks in the prediction error image;
calculating a ratio of the first number and the second number;
comparing the ratio to a threshold to determine a result; and
using the result as the scene change indication.

US Pat. No. 10,462,472

MOTION VECTOR DEPENDENT SPATIAL TRANSFORMATION IN VIDEO CODING

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for encoding a video stream having a plurality of frames, the method comprising:encoding a block a first time by, for each sub-block of at least one sub-block of the block, the sub-block having a 2N×2N size:
encoding the sub-block using an inter prediction mode and a transform having the 2N×2N size, wherein encoding the block the first time generates a first rate distortion value, and N is an integer greater than or equal to 2;
encoding the block a second time by, for each sub-block of the at least one sub-block of the block, the sub-block having the 2N×2N size:
encoding the sub-block using the inter prediction mode and a transform having an N×N size, wherein encoding the block the second time generates a second rate distortion value;
determining whether or not to partition the block into a plurality of sub-blocks having the N×N size based on whether the first rate distortion value is greater than the second rate distortion value;
only when the first rate distortion value is greater than the second rate distortion value:
partitioning the block into the plurality of sub-blocks having the N×N size;
performing inter prediction of the block by performing a motion search of the plurality of sub-blocks of the block having the N×N size to generate a respective plurality of sub-block residuals; and
encoding the block a third time by transforming the plurality of sub-block residuals using at least one transform; and
selecting one of the encoded blocks as an output encoded block.

US Pat. No. 10,462,471

DATA PROCESSING METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data processing method, applied to an optical transport network (OTN), comprising:obtaining, by an optical device, a code block stream carrying a packet service;
performing, by the optical device, rate adaptation on the obtained code block stream by inserting an idle code block into the obtained code block stream, wherein the idle code block comprises an idle code block type indicator, and wherein the idle code block does not carry the packet service; and
mapping, by the optical device, the rate-adapted code block stream to an optical channel payload unit (OPU) signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,463

ARITHMETIC DECODING METHOD AND ARITHMETIC CODING METHOD

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An arithmetic decoding method including:initializing a context variable, the context variable specifying a probability of a possible value of each of elements included in a binary string; and
arithmetic decoding, using the context variable as initial value, on the binary string which corresponds to a value of a given variable,
wherein a group to which the given variable belongs being dynamically changeable, and
wherein in the initializing, (i) in a case where the given variable belongs to a first group, the context variable is initialized by a first initializing method selected from among a plurality of initializing methods, and (ii) in a case where the given variable belongs to a second group, the context variable is initialized by a second initializing method without using a quantization parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,462,462

MOTION VECTOR DIFFERENCE CODING TECHNIQUE FOR VIDEO CODING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of decoding video data, the method comprising:receiving an encoded block of video data;
receiving one or more syntax elements indicating a motion vector difference (MVD) associated with the encoded block of video data;
determining an MVD coding technique from two or more MVD coding techniques based on a difference between a picture order count (POC) value of a reference frame and a POC value of a current picture and based on a motion vector precision;
decoding the one or more syntax elements indicating the MVD using the determined MVD coding technique; and
decoding the encoded block of video data using the decoded MVD.

US Pat. No. 10,462,456

AUTOMATED NETWORK-BASED TEST SYSTEM FOR SET TOP BOX DEVICES

Contec, LLC, Schenectady...

1. A network-based testing system for simultaneously testing a plurality of devices under test at a plurality of remote test locations, comprising:a plurality of remote test systems, each remote test system configured to test a subset of the plurality of devices under test and comprising
a Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) modulator for providing video test patterns to the subset of the plurality of devices under test at the remote test system, and
a plurality of video and audio analyzers, each of the video and audio analyzers associated with one of the subset of the plurality of devices under test at the remote test system and configured to provide infrared signals to the associated device under test and to capture video and audio output from the associated device under test,
a main controller that is operatively connected to the plurality of remote test systems and configured to simultaneously conduct tests on the plurality of devices under test;
a headend controller operatively connected to the main controller and to the plurality of remote test systems and configured to provide video services to the plurality of devices under test and to provision IP addresses to IP-based devices under test of the plurality of devices under test,
wherein
the main controller determines which of the plurality of devices under test are IP-based devices under test and which of the plurality of devices under test are non-IP-based devices under test,
the main controller receives from the headend controller the IP addresses associated with the IP-based devices under test and is configured to employ Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to communicate with and test the IP-based devices under test using the associated IP addresses,
the main controller causes a subset of the plurality of video and audio analyzers to provide infrared signals to the non-IP-based devices under test and to capture video and audio signals that are output by the non-IP-based devices under test in response to the infrared signals, and
the main controller receives and analyzes the video and audio signals that are captured by the video and audio analyzers.

US Pat. No. 10,462,455

DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a processor that causes a computer to:
display an image that gives a stereoscopic perspective to an observer;
enhance or turn down the stereoscopic perspective of the image based upon detected distances of regions within the image; and
change an amount by which the stereoscopic perspective in the image displayed is enhanced or turned down according to a stereoscopic perspective setting of the observer,
wherein
the changing performs calibration to enable the observer to select an amount of enhancement for the stereoscopic perspective, by displaying images, each image being the same subject but having stereoscopic perspectives that have been enhanced or turned down by different amounts, and
the displaying displays an image according to the amount of enhancement for the stereoscopic perspective selected for the observer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,453

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel;
an array of lenses arranged in front of the display panel, wherein the array of lenses have a lens pitch; and
a light blocking arrangement arranged between the array of lens and the display panel;
wherein the display device is configurable in a privacy mode and a public mode,
wherein the light blocking arrangement blocks laterally directed light output from the display panel device based on the polarization of the light in the privacy mode,
wherein the light blocking arrangement allows laterally directed light output from the display panel to pass in the public mode,
wherein the light blocking arrangement comprises a stack of layers, wherein each layer comprises a pattern of light blocking arrangement portions of two different types such that in the stack of layers, the portions align to form light blocking members of two different types,
wherein each light blocking member is associated with an associated lens such that the light blocking members form a pattern with a blocking pitch, and
wherein the blocking pitch is double the lens pitch.

US Pat. No. 10,462,448

IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An image generation system comprising:image generation apparatuses provided so as to correspond to areas, respectively, into which a target area is divided, the generation apparatuses each being connected to a plurality of imaging apparatuses each capturing a corresponding area being an area that corresponds, and the image generation apparatuses each generating downward view image data for the corresponding area from imaging data captured by the plurality of imaging apparatuses connected; and
an image integration apparatus, when a display area has been specified again by scrolling the display area for which display is requested, to predict, as a predicted area, a location serving as the display area in future, by predicting, from an angle and a distance at which the scrolling is performed, a direction in which scrolling is performed in future, allow each of image generation apparatuses to generate, as partial image data before the predicted area is specified as the display area, downward view image data for a corresponding area of the image generation apparatus, and combine the generated partial image data to generate integrated image data, the image generation apparatuses being provided so as to correspond to areas, respectively, the areas each including at least a part of the predicted area, the integrated image data being downward view image data for the display area.

US Pat. No. 10,462,445

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTIMATING AND REFINING DEPTH MAPS

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. A method for improving accuracy of depth map information derived from image data descriptive of a scene where pixels of such image data, acquired with one or more image acquisition devices, each have an assigned intensity value, the method comprising:performing a matching cost optimization by iteratively refining disparities between corresponding pixels in the image data and using optimization results to create a sequence of first disparity values for an initial disparity map for the scene based in part on a superpixel-wise cost function;
performing a guided filter operation on the first disparity values by applying other image data containing structural details that can be transferred to the first disparity values to restore degraded features or replace some of the first disparity values with values more representative of structural features present in the image data descriptive of the scene,
the guided filtering operation performed by applying a series of weighted median filter operations to pixel intensity values in the sequence of first disparity values so that each median filter operation replaces a member in the sequence of first disparity values with a median intensity value, where each median intensity value is based on intensity values in a group of pixels within a window of pixels positioned about said member in the sequence,
each window being of a variable size to include a variable number of pixels positioned about said member in the sequence, where selections of multiple ones of the window sizes are based on a measure of similarity between the first disparity values and said other image data, and wherein the series of weighted median filter operations provides a new sequence of disparity values for a refined disparity map or from which a depth map of improved accuracy can be created.

US Pat. No. 10,462,444

THREE-DIMENSIONAL INSPECTION

FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:providing at least one processor;
providing a camera system having a first linear polarizer oriented at a first angle, a second linear polarizer oriented at a second angle, and a third linear polarizer oriented at a third angle;
forming with the camera system a first image of a surface illuminated at a first angle and a second image of the surface illuminated at a second angle, the first image and the second image seen through the first linear polarizer;
forming with the camera system a third image of the surface illuminated at the first angle and a fourth image of the surface illuminated at the second angle, the third image and the fourth image seen through the second linear polarizer;
forming with the camera system a fifth image of the surface illuminated at the first angle and a sixth image of the surface illuminated at the second angle, the fifth image and the sixth image seen through the third linear polarizer;
with the at least one processor, determining machined characteristics of the surface based at least in part on the first image, the second image, the third image, the fourth image, the fifth image, and the sixth image; and
storing a description of the machined characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,462,435

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND SCREEN FOR CAR WINDSHIELD AND MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An image display device comprising:a light source that emits laser light;
a screen on which an image is drawn by being scanned by the laser light;
a scanner that causes the laser light, which is emitted from the light source, to scan the screen; and
an optical system that generates a virtual image of the image, which is drawn on the screen, by the laser light transmitted through the screen, wherein:
the screen is configured such that, in a drawing region on which the image is drawn, a divergence angle is constant in a predetermined range in a center of the screen in a scanning direction, and the divergence angle becomes gradually larger toward ends in side ranges on both sides of the predetermined range of the screen in the scanning direction, the side ranges excluding the predetermined range, and
a plurality of lenses are arranged in the predetermined range and each of the side ranges.

US Pat. No. 10,462,433

IMAGE SENSOR WITH BIG AND SMALL PIXELS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

OmniVision Technologies, ...

1. A method of manufacturing an image sensor,comprising: providing a substrate;
forming a first set of sensor pixels on said substrate arranged in rows and columns;
forming a second set of sensor pixels on said substrate arranged in rows and columns, each pixel of said second set of pixels being smaller than each pixel of said first set of pixels;
forming a set of transparent windows over said first set of sensor pixels, said transparent windows being arranged in rows and columns and each being configured to pass light within a first range of wavelengths; and
forming a set of filters over said second set of sensor pixels, said filters being arranged in rows and columns and each being configured to pass light within one of a set of ranges of wavelengths, each range of wavelengths of said set of ranges of wavelengths being a subrange of said first range of wavelengths;
wherein each pixel of said first set of pixels has a center disposed between adjacent rows of said second set of pixels and between adjacent columns of said second set of pixels; and
wherein said step of forming a second set of sensor pixels includes forming each pixel of said second set of sensor pixels spaced apart from every other pixel of said second set of sensor pixels by a distance greater than a width of one of said sensor pixels of said second set of sensor pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,429

PROPERTY INSPECTION DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

United Services Automobil...

1. A method for performing an inspection of a structure using a remotely located multispectral sensor device comprising:positioning a multispectral sensor including an audio sensor and an image capture sensor;
capturing, by the multispectral sensor, data relating to the structure, the data including audio data and image data;
electronically transmitting the data to a computer server and electronically receiving the data in the computer server;
analyzing the captured data in the computer server to determine a condition of the structure, wherein analyzing the data includes overlaying the audio data and the image data from a common location to determine the condition of the structure; and
electronically transmitting the condition of the structure to an operator of the multispectral sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,428

VIDEO SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOWING USERS, INCLUDING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, TO CAPTURE VIDEO OF RELEVANT ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES

1. A system comprising: a portable video camera; a head-worn apparatus having an offset fixed mount for attachment of a camera such that a lens of said camera is in the center of the wearer's field of vision, said offset mount including multiple parallel extensions; and one or more attachment members for attaching said portable video camera to said fixed mount on said head-worn apparatus, said one or more attachment members each including a first and second series of multiple parallel extensions configured to rotatably interlace with one another and said multiple parallel extensions of said offset mount permitting said portable video camera to rotate at least upward and downward.

US Pat. No. 10,462,426

VEHICULAR CONTROL SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vehicular control system, said vehicular control system comprising:a forward viewing camera having a field of view forward of a vehicle equipped with said vehicular control system and in a direction of forward travel of the equipped vehicle, wherein said forward viewing camera is operable to capture image data;
wherein said forward viewing camera is disposed at an in-cabin side of a windshield of the equipped vehicle, said forward viewing camera viewing forward of the equipped vehicle through the windshield of the equipped vehicle;
an image processor operable to process image data captured by said forward viewing camera;
wherein road curvature of a road along which the equipped vehicle is traveling is determined responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera;
wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, a traffic lane of the road along which the equipped vehicle is traveling is determined;
wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, another vehicle present on the road along which the equipped vehicle is traveling and forward of the equipped vehicle is detected;
wherein, responsive at least in part to processing by said image processor of image data captured by said forward viewing camera, said vehicular control system determines that the detected other vehicle is travelling in a traffic lane to the left of the determined traffic lane along which the equipped vehicle is traveling;
wherein, during nighttime driving, a light beam emanating from a headlamp disposed at a left side front portion of the equipped vehicle is adjusted in a manner that limits directing beam light towards the detected other vehicle;
wherein adjustment of the light beam emanating from the headlamp disposed at the left side front portion of the equipped vehicle to limit directing beam light towards the detected other vehicle is independent of adjustment of a light beam emanating from a headlamp disposed at a right side front portion of the equipped vehicle; and
a display that displays information to a driver of the equipped vehicle responsive to processing of image data captured by said forward viewing camera.

US Pat. No. 10,462,425

PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A TELLER ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE USING ENHANCED REALITY INTERFACES

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A computing platform comprising:at least one processor;
a communication interface communicatively coupled to the at least one processor; and
memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the computing platform to:
establish, with an enhanced reality device, a first wireless data connection;
receive, from the enhanced reality device and while the first wireless data connection is established, pre-transaction information corresponding to an interaction with an automated teller machine terminal platform, wherein the pre-transaction information corresponding to the interaction with the automated teller machine terminal platform is sent by the enhanced reality device to the computing platform based on pre-transaction input received by the enhanced reality device as gesture input or detected eye movement;
generate, based on the pre-transaction information received from the enhanced reality device, teller assistant experience information and one or more commands directing the enhanced reality device to generate a teller assistant experience interface using the teller assistant experience information;
send, to the enhanced reality device and while the first wireless data connection is established, the teller assistant experience information and the one or more commands directing the enhanced reality device to generate the teller assistant experience interface using the teller assistant experience information;
cause the enhanced reality device to establish a second wireless data connection with a teller interaction platform; and
initiate a video call between the enhanced reality device and the teller interaction platform using the second wireless data connection, wherein the video call is displayed at the enhanced reality device in a portion of the teller assistant experience interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,424

PAIRING DEVICES IN CONFERENCE USING ULTRASONIC BEACON AND SUBSEQUENT CONTROL THEREOF

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method of conferencing over a network, the method comprising:outputting, in an imperceptible acoustic beacon in a near-end environment with a second device of a network system, connection information for connecting to a given device of the network system in the network, wherein the connection information comprises a network address of the given device encoded in the acoustic beacon;
connecting a first device in the near-end environment to the given device of the network system by receiving a response in the network system from the first device, the response being based on the first device using the output connection information and requesting connection of the first device to the given device of the network system;
obtaining, at the network system via the network, content from the first device; and
operating the network system using the obtained content.

US Pat. No. 10,462,419

HYBRID SPLITTER PASSING CATV+MOCA AND MOCA SIGNALS

CommScope Technologies LL...

13. A splitter comprising:a housing;
a first coaxial port attached to said housing;
a second coaxial port attached to said housing;
a power divider element within said housing, wherein a first terminal of said power divider element is directly connected to said first coaxial port without any intervening circuit element, and a second terminal of said power divider element is directly connected to said second coaxial port without any intervening circuit element, so that all frequencies presented to said first coaxial port can pass to said second coaxial port, and so that all frequencies presented to said second coaxial port can pass to said first coaxial port;
a high pass filter within said housing, said high pass filter having a first terminal directly connected to a third terminal of said power divider element without any intervening circuit element; and
a third coaxial port attached to said housing, said third coaxial port being directly connected to a second terminal of said high pass filter without any intervening circuit element, so that frequencies within said high pass filter's frequency range may pass from said first coaxial port to said third coaxial port, frequencies within said high pass filter's frequency range may also pass from said third coaxial port to said first coaxial port, and frequencies outside of said high pass filter's frequency range are attenuated by said high pass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,462,414

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATION OF CAPTIONS OVER STEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGES

Cable Television Laborato...

1. A method for adaptive management of a graphical overlay within stereoscopic video comprising:generating a depth map for image frames used to form the stereoscopic video, the depth map using one or more depth lines for representing depth disparity for a plurality of objects appearing within the image frames, the depth lines varying in elevation to reflect corresponding parallax variances of a corresponding one of the objects over time;
identifying a first segment, a second segment and a third segment for a first depth line of the one or more depth lines, the first depth line being associated with a first object of the plurality of objects, including identifying a beginning and an ending for each of the first segment, second segment and third segment;
generating an first overlay line to represent depth of the graphical overlay relative to the first depth line, including shaping a first portion, a second portion and a third portion of the first overlay line such that the first portion extends from the beginning of the first segment to the ending of the first segment, the second portion extends from the beginning of the second segment to the ending of the second segment and the third portion extends from the beginning of the third segment to the ending of the third segment; and
positioning a first graphical overlay within the stereoscopic video to track the first overlay line, thereby positioning the first graphical overlay relative to the first object within the stereoscopic video.

US Pat. No. 10,462,411

TECHNIQUES FOR VIDEO ANALYTICS OF CAPTURED VIDEO CONTENT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a camera, information from a host processing system, the camera comprising a first camera located with a display device receiving streaming video from the host processing system, the information received from the host processing system including information directing the first camera to capture video content contemporaneously with the display device displaying video included in the received streaming video;
capturing video content based, at least in part, on the received information;
performing video analytics on the captured video content; and
sending data associated with the video analytics to the host processing system.

US Pat. No. 10,462,409

METHOD FOR COLLECTING MEDIA ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE

GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING...

1. A method performed at a computing system, comprising:receiving, without user interaction, video data and audio data captured via a plurality of distributed video devices configured to monitor one or more vicinities;
receiving a first request from a mobile device for a media collection service;
in response to the first request, determining, without user interaction, a user of a mobile device to be within a proximity of the plurality of distributed video devices;
in accordance with a determination that the user is within the proximity of the plurality of distributed video devices:
identifying, without user interaction, video data and audio data in which the user of the mobile device appears; and
storing the identified video data and the audio data to the computing system;
receiving a second request from the user of the mobile device to access the identified video data and the audio data; and
in response to the second request, transmitting the identified video data and the audio data to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,462,408

DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY METHOD, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A display apparatus comprising:an electro-optical transfer function (EOTF) converter that receives a video signal having a first luminance range and performs EOTF conversion on the video signal to obtain a first luminance value;
a luminance converter, which is provided for converting the video signal into a pseudo High Dynamic Range signal having a second luminance range, a maximum value of the second luminance range being smaller than a maximum value of the first luminance range, the luminance converter that converts the first luminance value into a second luminance value within the second luminance range, the maximum value of the second luminance range being larger than a maximum value of a luminance of a Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) signal, and the maximum luminance value of the SDR signal being 100 nit; and
a display that displays the pseudo High Dynamic Range signal having the second luminance range based on the second luminance value,
wherein the maximum value of the second luminance range is a maximum possible display peak luminance (DPL) that the display is capable of displaying, and is greater than the maximum luminance value of the SDR signal, and
wherein the luminance converter performs conversion of the first luminance value into the second luminance value, based on characteristic information on a characteristic of the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,462,406

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a camera;
a screen configured to display an image shot by the camera; and
a data processing unit configured to:
acquire virtual object display control data that records first positional information associated with an anchor and second positional information associated with a real-world registration information setting point in a virtual three-dimensional spatial coordinate system;
detect the anchor from the image shot by the camera;
determine a position of the camera in the virtual three-dimensional spatial coordinate system based on the first positional information associated with the anchor and a direction of the detected anchor in the virtual three-dimensional spatial coordinate system;
calculate a first position of the real-world registration information setting point in a coordinate system of the screen, based on the second positional information of the real-world registration information setting point; and
display, on the screen, a virtual object that indicates the real-world registration information setting point, wherein
the virtual object is displayed based on the calculated first position, and
the real-world registration information setting point is included in the image shot by the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,462,401

ENCODING APPARATUS AND ENCODING METHOD ENCODING RAW DATA THAT IS QUANTIZED BASED ON AN INDEX VALUE OF NOISE AMOUNT IN AN OPTICAL BLACK AREA

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An encoding apparatus comprising:a processor and a memory storing a program configured to execute:
acquiring an index value of a noise amount by analyzing at least a part of an optical black area that is included in raw data;
quantizing the raw data based on the index value; and
encoding the quantized raw data,
wherein the raw data includes a first area having at least a part of the optical black area, and a second area that does not include the optical black area,
wherein the acquiring acquires the index value based on a code amount of encoded data generated by encoding the raw data in the first area, and
wherein if the index value is a first value, the quantizing quantizes the raw data in the second area with a first quantization step, and if the index value is a second value corresponding to a larger noise amount than a noise amount in a case where the index value is the first value, the quantizing quantizes the raw data in the second area with a second quantization step that is larger than the first quantization step.

US Pat. No. 10,462,398

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. An imaging device comprising:a pixel including:
a first photoelectric conversion unit;
a floating diffusion coupled to the first photoelectric conversion unit;
a first transistor, one of a source or a drain of the first transistor being coupled to the floating diffusion;
a second transistor, a gate of the second transistor being coupled to the floating diffusion;
a third transistor, one of a source or a drain of the third transistor being coupled to one of a source or a drain of the second transistor; and
a fourth transistor, one of a source or a drain of the fourth transistor being coupled to a node between the second transistor and the third transistor,
wherein the other of the source or the drain of the first transistor and the other of the source or the drain of the fourth transistor are configured to have a same potential,
wherein the second transistor and the fourth transistor have a same channel type.

US Pat. No. 10,462,397

SAMPLE-AND-HOLD CIRCUIT WITH FEEDBACK AND NOISE INTEGRATION

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. A sample-and-hold circuit, comprising:a sampling capacitor;
an amplifier transistor; and
a noise reduction circuit including an integration capacitor and a feedback capacitor, the noise reduction circuit being configured to reduce noise via a four-phase operation including:
an auto-zero phase in which the feedback capacitor is discharged,
a feedback phase in which a gate voltage of the amplifier transistor is partially compensated through the feedback capacitor,
an integration phase in which the integration capacitor is charged, and
a feedforward phase in which the gate voltage of the amplifier transistor is fully compensated by a voltage on the integration capacitor through the feedback capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,394

DIGITAL PIXEL IMAGER WITH DUAL BLOOM STORAGE CAPACITORS AND CASCODE TRANSISTORS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. An integration capacitor network for connection to a photo-current source, the network comprising:an input;
a first path connected between the input and a reset voltage, the first path including a first integration capacitor and a first cascode transistor, the first cascode transistor coupled between the input and the first integration capacitor; and
a second path connected between the input and the reset voltage, the second path including a second integration capacitor and a second cascode transistor, the second cascode transistor coupled between the input and the second integration capacitor;
wherein gates of the first and second cascode transistors are connected to a reference voltage; and
wherein charge is accumulated on the first integration capacitor until a voltage on the first integration capacitor exceeds the reference voltage and then charge is accumulated on the second integration capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,384

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE STORAGE OF OVERLAPPING REGIONS OF IMAGING DATA FOR THE GENERATION OF OPTIMIZED STITCHED IMAGES

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A computerized apparatus configured to re-stitch a stitched image, the computerized apparatus comprising:processor apparatus configured to execute a plurality of computer readable instructions; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising a storage apparatus in data communication with the processor apparatus and comprising at least one computer program, the at least one computer program comprising a plurality of instructions which are configured to, when executed by the processor apparatus, cause the computerized apparatus to:
obtain at least a portion of the stitched image, the stitched image being associated with a first stitching quality and a first image projection;
determine a desired re-stitch line based on metadata related to a stitch area, the stitch area associated with the at least portion of the stitched image, the re-stitch line being different from a first stitch line associated with the at least portion of the stitched image;
retrieve one or more overlapping portions of image data corresponding to the stitch area; and
generate a second image projection of the one or more overlapping portions based at least on a re-stitch of the stitch area using the re-stitch line, the second image projection comprising a second stitching quality that is greater than the first stitching quality.

US Pat. No. 10,462,379

DRIVING METHOD FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE DISPLAY SCREEN, DRIVING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY SCREEN

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A driving method of a high dynamic range display screen, comprising:acquiring image data to be displayed;
determining a local backlight brightness of each region in a backlight module according to the image data to be displayed;
adjusting pixel brightness corresponding to the image data to be displayed according to the local backlight brightness and a maximum backlight bright in the backlight module; and
carrying out display according to the adjusted brightness and the determined local backlight brightness of each region;
wherein the adjusting the brightness of the image data to be displayed according to the local backlight brightness and the maximum backlight brightness in the backlight module comprises:
determining original pixel brightness according to the image data to be displayed; and
adjusting the original pixel brightness according to the local backlight brightness and the maximum backlight brightness in the backlight module;
wherein the adjusting the original pixel brightness according to the local backlight brightness and the maximum backlight brightness in the backlight module comprises:
adjusting the original pixel brightness by adopting a formula as follows:

where Y0 is the original pixel brightness, Y is the adjusted pixel brightness, BLmax is a maximum backlight brightness in the backlight module, BLDB is the local backlight brightness of the backlight module, and “a” is an adjustable parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,462,371

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD FOR COMPARING A TEMPLATE IMAGE WITH A MONITORING IMAGE

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An imaging method that records an image of a subject shot by an imaging device in a recording medium as image data, the method comprising:displaying the image data;
receiving a user selection of an image from among images previously captured and stored on the recording medium;
controlling a display of a monitoring image of the subject together with the selected image after a transparency of the selected image is changed and until the monitoring image is recorded as the image data; and
in response to a determination that a shutter button of the imaging device is half-pressed, terminating display of the selected image so that only the monitoring image is displayed, wherein the method further comprises
displaying plural images and at least one motion picture previously captured and stored on the recording medium, and
in response to receiving a user selection of the motion picture, displaying an error message indicating that the motion picture cannot be selected.

US Pat. No. 10,462,369

ROUTING OF TRANSMISSION MEDIA THROUGH ROTATABLE COMPONENTS

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A gimbal assembly for use with an image capturing device, the gimbal assembly comprising:a motor assembly;
a first housing defining an internal compartment configured and dimensioned to receive the motor assembly, the first housing including an arm extending outwardly therefrom and a first guide configured and dimensioned to support transmission media adapted to communicate electrical and/or digital signals; and
a second housing including an arm extending outwardly therefrom, at least one of the arms of the first and second housings being configured and dimensioned to directly or indirectly support the image capturing device, the second housing being mechanically connected to the motor assembly such that actuation of the motor assembly causes relative rotation between the first and second housings about an axis of rotation, the second housing defining a channel configured and dimensioned to receive the first guide such that the first guide extends into the second housing through the channel, the transmission media being supported on the first guide such that the first guide routes the transmission media from the first housing into the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,462,367

IMAGE CAPTURE HAVING TEMPORAL RESOLUTION AND PERCEIVED IMAGE SHARPNESS

GVBB HOLDINGS S.A.R.L., ...

1. A camera system for generating an image with improved image sharpness by reducing motion blur of an object moving in the image, the camera system comprising:an image sensor comprising an array of pixels configured to accumulate an electrical charge representative of an image captured during a frame;
a pixel output sampler configured to sample a pixel output for at least one pixel of the image sensor during a beginning portion of the frame, at least one intermediate portion of the frame, and at an end portion of the frame;
a full frame exposure output configured to generate a full frame pixel output based on a difference between the sampled pixel output at the end portion of the frame and the sampled pixel output at the beginning portion of the frame;
an intermediate frame exposure output configured to generate an intermediate exposure pixel output based on the sampled pixel output at the at least one intermediate portion of the frame;
a detail processor configured to generate a detail correction signal from the generated intermediate exposure pixel output; and
an image signal output module configured to apply the generated detail correction signal to the full frame pixel output to produce an enhanced pixel output for generating a digital video output for the captured image with reduced motion blur and judder.

US Pat. No. 10,462,362

FEATURE BASED HIGH RESOLUTION MOTION ESTIMATION FROM LOW RESOLUTION IMAGES CAPTURED USING AN ARRAY SOURCE

FotoNation Limited, Galw...

1. A method for performing feature based high resolution motion estimation of a camera comprising a plurality of imagers in an imager array from a plurality of low resolution images captured by imagers in the imager array, comprising:performing feature detection using a processor configured by software to identify an initial location for at least one visual feature in a first plurality of low resolution images, where the first plurality of low resolution images includes one image captured by each of a plurality of imagers in an imager array from different perspectives at a first point in time;
performing feature detection using the processor configured by software to identify an initial location for the at least one visual feature in a second plurality of low resolution images, where the second plurality of low resolution images includes one image captured by each of the plurality of imagers in the imager array from different perspectives at a second point in time;
synthesizing a first set of high resolution image portions from the first plurality of low resolution images using the processor configured by software to perform a super-resolution process using parallax information, where the synthesized high resolution image portions contain the identified at least one visual feature;
synthesizing a second set of high resolution image portions from the second plurality of low resolution images using the processor configured by software to perform a super-resolution process using parallax information, where the synthesized high resolution image portions contain the identified at least one visual feature;
performing feature detection within the first and second sets of high resolution image portions to identify locations for the at least one visual feature at a higher resolution than the initial locations identified in the low resolution images using the processor configured by software; and
estimating camera motion using the identified locations for the at least one visual feature in the first and second sets of high resolution image portions using the processor configured by software.

US Pat. No. 10,462,360

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD UTILIZING AN IMAGE SENSOR WITH TWO-DIMENSIONAL PIXELS AND PIXEL SIGNAL STORING UNIT

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capturing apparatus comprising:an image sensor including two-dimensionally arranged pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element which output first and second image signals and a signal storing unit which stores at least one frame of image signals that are output from the pixels;
an image processor which is provided outside of the image sensor and performs a predetermined image processing on the first and second image signals; and
a controller which controls
to transfer the first image signals from the image sensor to the image processor without storing in the signal storing unit of the image sensor, and controls to store the second image signals in the signal storing unit of the image sensor and transfer the second image signals stored in the signal storing unit of the image sensor to the image processor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,356

RANGE IMAGE CAMERA, RANGE IMAGE CAMERA SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF THEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A range image camera comprising:a light emitting part that emits an irradiation light to a photographing space;
a light receiving part that receives a reflected light of the photographing space;
a range image generation part that generates a range image from a time difference between a light emitting timing of the irradiation light by the light emitting part and a light receiving timing of the reflected light by the light receiving part;
a luminance image generation part that generates a luminance image from an intensity of the reflected light by the light receiving part; and
a control part that controls the light emitting part, the light receiving part, the range image generation part, and the luminance image generation part,
wherein the control part gives at least one instruction of an image generation execution of:
an instruction of a light emission execution to the light emitting part;
an instruction of a light reception execution to the light receiving part;
an instruction of a range image generation execution to the range image generation part; and
an instruction of a luminance image generation execution to the luminance image generation part, as an image generation execution mode,
wherein the control part has at least one mode of:
an image generation execution mode for generating installation information; and
a light emission execution mode for generating installation information,
wherein the control part gives at least one instruction of: an instruction of a light emission stop to the light emitting part; an instruction of a light reception execution to the light receiving part; and an instruction of a luminance image generation execution to the luminance image generation part, as the image generation execution mode for generating installation information,
wherein the control part gives at least one instruction of: an instruction of a light emission execution to the light emitting part; an instruction of a light reception stop to the light receiving part; and an instruction of a luminance image generation stop to the luminance image generation part, as the light emission execution mode for generating installation information,
wherein the range image camera further comprises a 3D image generation part that generates a 3D image from the range image,
wherein the control part controls the 3D image generation part and gives an instruction of a generation stop or a generation execution of the 3D image to the 3D image generation part in conjunction with an instruction of a generation stop or a generation execution of the range image to the range image generation part,
wherein the range image camera further comprises:
a first installation information generation part that generates first installation information of the range image camera from at least one image of the range image, the 3D image, and the luminance image; and
a second installation information generation part that generates second installation information of the range image camera from the luminance image,
wherein the control part controls at least one of the first installation information generation part and the second installation information generation part,
wherein the control part has at least one mode of: the image generation execution mode for generating installation information; a first installation information generation execution mode; and a second installation information generation execution mode, as an installation information generation execution mode,
wherein the control part generates first installation information of the range image camera from at least one image of the range image, the 3D image, and the luminance image, as the first installation information generation execution mode; and
wherein the control part generates second installation information of the range image camera from the luminance image of the range image camera as the second installation information generation execution mode.

US Pat. No. 10,462,347

POSITIONING APPARATUS FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO IMAGING AND RECORDING AND SYSTEM UTILIZING THE SAME

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A device for supporting a camera, comprising:a positioning apparatus coupled to the camera, the positioning apparatus having a first rotational axis and a second rotational axis; and
a driver in communication with the positioning apparatus,
wherein the driver is configured to receive a sequence comprising:
first predetermined positions of the positioning apparatus about the first rotational axis;
second predetermined positions of the positioning apparatus about the second rotational axis;
a first time period over which to move the positioning apparatus about the first rotational axis; and
a second time period over which to move the positioning apparatus about the second rotational axis,
wherein the driver is configured to send commands to move the positioning apparatus about the first rotational axis to the first predetermined positions according to the first time period and to move the positioning apparatus about the second rotational axis to the second predetermined positions according to the second time period, and
wherein the camera is configured to capture an image frame at each of the first and second predetermined positions of the positioning apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,462,340

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESSLY CONTROLLING LIGHTING EFFECTS OF A NETWORKED LIGHT SOURCE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method for illuminating a target, the method comprising: selecting, using an image recording device comprising a wireless communications interface, one or more lighting units located within a first distance to the image recording device, wherein each lighting unit comprises an LED-based light source capable of emitting light with one or more of a plurality of lighting effects, wherein the selecting comprises the image recording device broadcasting a signal received by said one or more lighting units located within the first distance, receiving one or more responses from the one or more lighting units, and locating the one or more lighting units in relation to the target by determining whether said one or more lighting units is disposed within a location range to the image recording device; and communicating, via the wireless communication interface, to one or more of the selected lighting units a request to illuminate the target with one or more of said plurality of lighting effects when the image recording device captures an image or records a video, wherein the selecting comprises excluding at least one other lighting unit including a corresponding light source from being selected in response to determining that said at least one other lighting unit is disposed outside of said location range to the image recording device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,336

LOW LATENCY TEARING WITHOUT USER PERCEPTION

Microsoft Licensing Techn...

1. A computer device, comprising:a memory to store data and instructions;
a processor in communication with the memory; and
an operating system in communication with the memory and the processor, wherein the operating system is operable to:
render at least one image frame received from an application for a virtual reality image for display on a display device;
determine that the rendered frame is received after a frame timing event that corresponds to a deadline for initiating display of a new frame,
communicate a prior rendered frame for presentation on the display device or communicate an instruction to re-present the prior rendered frame on the display device;
receive a selection of one of a plurality of tear thresholds, wherein each of the plurality of tear thresholds define different tear conditions, at a point in time after the frame timing event, when an amount of tearing in a displayed image is allowed;
determine whether the rendered frame meets a tear condition defined by the selected one of the plurality of tear thresholds; and
communicate the rendered image frame to the display device to switch the presentation from the prior rendered frame to the rendered image frame on the display device in response to the rendered frame meeting the tear condition defined by the selected one of the plurality of tear thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,462,334

PIPELINE FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE VIDEO CODING BASED ON LUMINANCE INDEPENDENT CHROMATICITY PREPROCESSING

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an additive color space digital image;
converting the received additive color space digital image into a uniform color space digital image having chrominance components and a luminance component;
scaling the chrominance components of the uniform color space digital image, wherein scaling the chrominance components of the uniform color space digital image comprises scaling a rectangular bounding box of a visual color gamut in a parameter space of the chrominance components;
quantizing the scaled chrominance components and the luminance component;
encoding the quantized chrominance components and the luminance component to create an encoded image; and
outputting a bitstream carrying the encoded image.

US Pat. No. 10,462,331

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND PRINTING APPARATUS, WITH DITHER RESULT APPLICATION LEVEL CONTROL

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An image processing apparatus configured to print an image, the image processing apparatus comprising:a preliminary halftone processing unit configured to determine whether a preliminary dot through a dithering method is to be formed on the basis of a data gradation value in image data;
a final halftone processing unit configured to determine whether a dot to be printed through an error diffusion method is to be formed on the basis of the data gradation value; and
a dither result application level control unit configured to control a dither result application level, the dither result application level being a level at which probability that the dot to be printed will be formed is raised when the preliminary dot is formed, wherein
the final halftone processing unit applies the dither result application level, and
the dither result application level control unit reduces the dither result application level during printing in a case where copy data from a reflected document is used as the image data or a case where the image data contains many high-frequency components, compared to other instances of printing.

US Pat. No. 10,462,329

METHOD FOR SUBSTRATE SHRINKAGE COMPENSATION

Heidelberger Druckmaschin...

1. A method for compensating for substrate shrinkage during a printing operation on a printing machine by using a computer, the method comprising the following steps:generating multiple image parts of a digitally available image to be produced, factoring in information on substrate shrinkage, by subdividing the image by using the computer;
subdividing the respective multiple image parts that have been created into a number of data blocks by using the computer;
saving actual positions of all of the data blocks in the digital image by using the computer;
calculating target positions of all of the data blocks in the digital image by using the computer by shifting the data blocks away from one another by a respective pixel to create single-pixel-wide gaps between the data blocks in the digital image;
copying and rearranging the data blocks in the digital image in accordance with the calculated target positions by using the computer;
calculating positions of resultant single-pixel-wide gaps by using the computer;
filling the single-pixel-wide gaps with digital image data of neighboring pixels by using the computer to create a compensated digital image; and
printing the compensated digital image on the printing machine.

US Pat. No. 10,462,327

DOCUMENT ELEMENT RE-POSITIONING

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to:receive a document comprising a plurality of document elements;
create a relevance score for each of the plurality of document elements;
determine that a first relevance score for a first document element of the plurality of document elements is less than a threshold score and that a second relevance score for a second document element of the plurality of document elements is greater than the threshold score;
remove the first document element from the document based on the determination that the first relevance score is less than the threshold score;
re-position the second document element in the document based on the determination that the second relevance score is greater than the threshold score; and
insert a new document element comprising a link to a source of the document.

US Pat. No. 10,462,326

MACHINE READABLE SECURITY MARK AND PROCESS FOR GENERATING SAME

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of generating an encoding for printing secure information on a document, the method comprising:by a print device, printing on a substrate a security mark comprising a plurality of characters in a microtext font, wherein each of the plurality of characters appears more than one time in the security mark;
by a scanning device, scanning the security mark to create a digital image that includes the security mark;
by an image processing server, executing programming instructions to implement an optical character recognition (OCR) engine by:
receiving the digital image that was created by the scanning device and that includes the security mark,
applying an OCR process to the digital image to attempt to recognize the plurality of characters in the security mark,
identifying which of the plurality of characters in the security mark are recognized via the OCR process at least a number of times that exceeds a recognition threshold,
saving the plurality of characters that are recognized via the OCR process at least a threshold number of times as a character subset for an encoding; and
by a processing device, executing programming instructions to generate an encoding by:
determining how many characters are in the character subset,
determining how many font characters are required to print the microtext font,
generating an encoding comprising a representation of each of the font characters by an encoded character string that consists of one or more of the characters that are in the character subset, and
saving the encoding to a memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,321

SCANNER AND SCANNER DATA GENERATING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

9. A scanner comprising:a first mirror having a plurality of concavities configured to reflect light from a document;
a sensor configured to sense light reflected by a concavity of the first mirror; and
a wall disposed to the first mirror and protruding from between the plurality of concavities,
a protruding end of the wall being shaped conforming to the shape of the ridge formed by concavities of the first mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,462,312

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR SETTING IMAGE-QUALITY ADJUSTMENT INFORMATION AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus to be connected to an image forming apparatus in such a manner that communication is possible through a network, the image forming apparatus forming an image in accordance with information that is set therein, the information processing apparatus comprising:a controller; and
a storage; wherein
the controller obtains, through the network, first information having been set in a first image forming apparatus, and second information having been set in a second image forming apparatus that is an adjustment target,
the controller stores the first information and the second information in the storage,
the controller reads the first information and the second information from the storage, and creates third information for the second image forming apparatus based on the first information and the second information, and
the controller transmits the third information, which is different from the first information and the second information, through the network, to the second image forming apparatus such that the third information is set in the second image forming apparatus and the second image forming apparatus forms an image in accordance with the third information by transferring obtained image data onto a recording sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,462,310

PULL-PRINT COMPATIBLE IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, SERVER AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming system comprising a terminal, a server, and an image forming apparatus; whereinthe terminal comprises
a document-data-transmitting unit that transmits document data to the server as direct-output data that is directly outputted by the image forming apparatus, or as pull-output data that is stored in the server and outputted according to an instruction from the image forming apparatus;
the server comprises:
a document-data-receiving unit that receives the document data from the terminal;
a data-type-determining unit that determines whether document data that is received by the document-data-receiving unit is direct-output data or pull-output data;
a document-data-retransmitting unit that, when the document data is determined to be direct-output data by the data-type-determining unit, transmits the document data as is to the image forming apparatus;
a model-information-acquiring unit that, when an instruction for preview data is received from the image forming apparatus, acquires model information from the image forming apparatus;
a preview-creating unit that performs a plurality of rasterizations of the document data to create a plurality of respective preview data, wherein each of the plurality of rasterizations is performed according to different model information, and wherein the plurality of rasterizations are performed prior to receiving the instruction for preview data from the image forming apparatus; and
a preview-transmitting unit that transmits, according to model information of the image forming apparatus, a preview data of the plurality of respective preview data created by the preview-data-creating unit to the image forming apparatus in response to the instruction for preview data being received from the image forming apparatus; and
the image forming apparatus comprises:
an input unit that acquires an instruction for selecting and outputting the document data that is pull-output data stored in the server;
a preview-data-acquiring unit that sends the instruction for preview data to the image forming apparatus and acquires the preview data of the document data that is selected by the input unit from the server;
a display unit that displays the preview data that is acquired by the preview-data-acquiring unit;
a document-data-acquiring unit that acquires the document data for which there is an output instruction by the input unit from the server, and also acquires the document data that is direct-output data from the server; and
a rasterizing unit that performs rasterization of the document data that is acquired by the document-data-acquiring unit, and creates output data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,306

MOBILE DEVICE USAGE OPTIMIZATION

vMOX, LLC, Roslyn Height...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining mobile device data for a plurality of mobile devices in an enterprise using a processor configured for any of: an application programming interface into a mobile device carrier portal, screen scraping a mobile device carrier website, and automated navigating of the mobile device carrier website to obtain usage reports of the plurality of mobile devices in the enterprise,
wherein the mobile device data is collected over a period of time and is indicative of mobile device data trends;
normalizing the mobile device data obtained for the plurality of mobile devices in the enterprise by the processor;
indexing a relational dataset of mobile device data created through the normalization;
utilizing the indexed relational dataset of mobile device data to compare previous optimized mobile device usage plans for one or more of the plurality of mobile devices to measure impact of compliance with previous optimization strategy by identifying a degree to which the previous optimization was effective;
segmenting the indexed relational dataset of mobile device data by device type to measure the impact by device type for one or more of the plurality of mobile devices to measure the impact of compliance with the previous optimization strategy by identifying the degree to which optimization was effective; and
analyzing each component of each category to exclude and/or adjust certain elements to normalize and quantify a difference between previous non-optimized plans and the previous optimized mobile device plans, to determine efficacy of the previous optimized mobile device plan.

US Pat. No. 10,462,300

TECHNOLOGIES FOR MONITORING INTERACTION BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND AGENTS USING SENTIMENT DETECTION

1. A method for assigning a video call from a customer from a service queue to an agent, utilizing sentiment detection from interactions between customers and agents, the method comprising:receiving, by an interaction management computing device, a video call from a customer;
performing, by the interaction management computing device, a facial recognition analysis of the customer based on images of the customer received with the video call;
performing, by the interaction management computing device and subsequent to a determination that an agent is available to receive the video call inserted into a service queue, a facial recognition analysis of the agent based on images of a video stream captured of the agent;
determining, by the interaction management computing device, a probable emotional state of the customer as a function of the facial recognition analysis of the customer;
determining, by the interaction management computing device and subsequent to the determination that the agent is available to receive the video call inserted into a service queue, a present emotional state of the agent as a function of the facial recognition analysis of the agent; and
determining, by the interaction management computing device, whether to transfer the video call to the agent as a function of the determined probable emotional state of the customer and the determined present emotional state of the agent.

US Pat. No. 10,462,298

INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACE FOR PROFILE MANAGEMENT

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A system comprising:a display device; and
one or more processors and a memory including instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
accessing, from a data structure, a user profile of a user, the user profile comprising a profile identifier and a plurality of data fields at least some of which containing information associated with the user;
establishing an audible communication with a service provider during which information in the user profile can be requested;
displaying, on the display device, an interactive user interface during at least a portion of the audible communication, the interactive user interface comprising:
a plurality of user interface action elements to enable requested information to be sent to the service provider during the audible communication, wherein each of the plurality of user interface action elements is:
associated with a data field in the data structure; and
individually selectable by a respective user action of the user to transmit the associated data field to a remote device associated with the service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,462,294

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A COMMUNICATION REQUEST FROM A ROAMING VOICE OVER IP TERMINAL

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a controller of a gateway, a request from a voice over internet protocol terminal to communicate with an emergency response center without the voice over internet protocol terminal querying the gateway for a media access control address for the gateway, wherein the request comprises an identification of the emergency response center and an identification of the voice over internet protocol terminal;
inserting, by the controller of the gateway, in response to the detecting the request from the voice over internet protocol terminal to communicate with the emergency response center, the media access control address for the gateway into the request to thereby form a modified request; and
transmitting, by the controller of the gateway, directly to a network proxy, the modified request with the media access control address for the gateway for enabling communications between the voice over internet protocol terminal and the emergency response center, wherein the gateway remains in a fixed location, wherein a location of the voice over internet protocol terminal is capable of being determined using a location of the gateway determined from the media access control address for the gateway, wherein the media access control address for the gateway and the identification of the voice over internet protocol terminal indicate whether the voice over internet protocol terminal is roaming outside of a home network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,292

ANTI-SPOOFING TECHNIQUES FOR OUTBOUND TELEPHONE CALLS

Republic Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method of verifying a caller ID field of an outbound telephone call, the method comprising:receiving a query from an inbound carrier call server in a termination service provider call server, the query including a caller ID telephone number associated with the outbound telephone call received by the inbound carrier call server where the outbound telephone call identified the termination service provider call server as the source of the outbound telephone call;
determining whether the caller ID telephone number in the received query is currently in use;
if the caller ID telephone number is not currently in use, returning a fail message to the inbound carrier call server;
if the caller ID telephone number is currently in use and has been for greater than a predetermined amount of time, returning a fail message to the inbound carrier call server; and
if the caller ID telephone number is currently in use and has been for less than the predetermined amount of time, returning a pass message to the inbound carrier call server.

US Pat. No. 10,462,291

SHARED GROUP NUMBER

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

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a communication server, a call addressed to a shared group number associated with a group including a plurality of member user equipments (UEs);
accessing, by the communication server, a group database containing information about the plurality of member UEs, each of the plurality of member UEs being associated with the shared group number and at least one of the plurality of member UEs being associated with a phone number different than the shared group number;
identifying, by the communication server, one or more active member UEs from the plurality of member UEs based on status information in the group database, the status information identifying each of the plurality of member UEs as one of active or inactive;
forwarding, by the communication server, the call to the one or more active member UEs;
receiving, by the communication server, a text message addressed to a shared group number; and
forwarding, by the communication server, the text message to at least one of the plurality of member UEs, without regard to the status information in the group database.

US Pat. No. 10,462,288

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING CALLER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION TO A USER OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

TracFone Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for displaying caller identification information within a wireless device, the method comprising:receiving, at a wireless device, a calling party phone number to be displayed by the wireless device;
searching a wireless device memory in the wireless device for the calling party phone number and a corresponding caller identification;
determining with the wireless device that the calling party phone number and a corresponding caller identification are not stored in the wireless device memory;
performing with the wireless device, in response to the determination that the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification are not stored in the wireless device memory, an external database search by connecting the wireless device to the Internet to search for the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification;
determining with the wireless device whether the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification have been identified in the external database search;
displaying on the wireless device, when the determination that the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification have been identified in the external database search, the calling party phone number and caller identification;
displaying on the wireless device, when the determination that the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification have not been identified in the external database search, an indication that the calling party phone number and caller identification is unavailable;
determining that the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification have been identified in the external database search further comprises:
displaying a web page that includes web page information on a display of the wireless device where the caller identification is found; and
providing an option to a user to add the calling party phone number identified in the external database search to a “do not answer list” stored in the wireless device,
wherein the searching the wireless device memory with the wireless device for the calling party phone number and a corresponding caller identification, the determining with the wireless device that the calling party phone number and a corresponding caller identification are not stored in the wireless device memory, the performing an external database search, the determining whether the corresponding caller identification have been identified in the external database search, and the displaying on the wireless device the calling party phone number and caller identification are performed by a processor of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,281

TECHNOLOGIES FOR USER NOTIFICATION SUPPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A user notification controller to control a presentation of notifications to a user of a vehicle, the user notification controller comprising:a user notification determiner to determine whether a user notification is to be presented to the user; and
a user activity analyzer to (i) determine a present navigation activity of the user to control navigation of the vehicle, (ii) determine whether the navigation activity of the user is indicative of user's compliance to a user instruction included in the user notification prior to the presentation of the user notification to the user, and (iii) determine whether the navigation activity of the user is indicative of the user's knowledge of the user instruction included in the user notification based on the user's compliance; and
a notification suppressor to suppress the presentation of the user notification to the user in response to a determination that the navigation activity of the user is indicative of the user's knowledge of the user instruction included in the user notification.

US Pat. No. 10,462,276

FUNCTION SELECTION IN A PORTABLE DEVICE COUPLED TO THE HEAD UNIT OF A VEHICLE

GOGGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for providing geographic information to head units of vehicles, the method comprising:providing, by one or more processors, a set of user interface features of a navigation application executing on a portable device that currently operates in a vehicle, including providing a list of geographic search results from the navigation application to the head unit;
receiving, at the navigation application from a head unit of the vehicle, an indication of a changed environmental condition; and
reducing, by the one or more processors, a level of detail for at least one of the set of user interface features of the navigation application in response to the changed environmental condition, including locking out a scrolling list/paging feature by reducing the list to a single page.

US Pat. No. 10,462,271

FASTENING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A fastening device, which is used to fasten an electronic device, the electronic device has a plurality of positioning holes on its bottom side, the fastening device comprising:a sliding unit, being used to snap and carry the electronic device, the sliding unit comprising: two guiding rails and a pushing portion, two ends of the pushing portion respectively connecting with ends of the two guiding rails, to form a U shape structure; and
a plurality of positioning pins disposing on the two guiding rails, positions and quantities of the positioning pins corresponding with positions and quantities of the plurality of positioning holes, the positioning holes of the electronic device and the positioning pins of the sliding unit snapping with each other, to achieve X axis and Y axis fixation between the sliding unit and the electronic device; and
a carrier unit for connecting with the sliding unit, the carrier unit comprising:
a plate unit having two vertical side plates on its two sides and connecting with a horizontal surface of the plate unit, to form another U shape for accepting the electronic device;
a plurality of first limiting units, being disposed on the plate unit, one end of each of the first limiting units connect to one of the two side plates, to form a plurality of inserting spaces with the plate unit, the inserting spaces being used for inserting a part of each of the two guiding rails, the first limiting units being for preventing the sliding unit from moving along a Z axis and the X axis;
a plurality of second limiting units, being disposed on ends of the two side plates, extending toward the Z axis, and having a bending angle extending slantwise upwardly towards the first limiting units along the Y axis, to limit movement of the electronic device along the Z axis; and
a link-handle, being disposed on one end of the plate unit opposite to the second limiting units, the link-handle pushing the pushing portion while rotating, to make the sliding unit move along the Y axis.

US Pat. No. 10,462,270

A-MSDU SUBFRAME PROCESSING METHOD AND WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS DEVICE

ACCTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. An A-MSDU sub-frame processing method, wherein the A-MSDU sub-frame is encapsulated in an A-MSDU packet, comprising:allocating a first sub-block and a second sub-block adjacent to the first sub-block in a memory when an Ethernet frame is received, wherein the first sub-block comprises a block with a preset bit length, the second sub-block comprises a block with a bit length corresponding to the Ethernet frame, and a pointer initially points to a first initial address in the second sub-block;
sequentially storing header information of the Ethernet frame into the second sub-block according to a header format of the Ethernet frame;
filling the first sub-block with length information of the Ethernet frame;
shifting the pointer along a first direction to a second initial address whose distance shifted from the first initial address is the preset bit length; and
reading out data in a length along a second direction from the second initial address to generate the A-MSDU sub-frame, wherein the length is the sum of the preset bit length and the bit length of the Ethernet frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,262

MIDDLEWARE ABSTRACTION LAYER (MAL)

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A non-transitory machine readable medium having machine readable instructions, the machine readable instructions comprising a middleware abstraction layer (MAL) comprising:a plurality of middleware application programming interfaces (APIs), wherein each of the plurality of middleware APIs are configured to implement a common programming paradigm for a plurality of different service platforms, wherein a given middleware API of the plurality of middleware APIs is a Data Grid API configured to access, modify, and/or transfer Data Grid data;
a master API configured to provide a plurality of resources for a mission specific application, wherein each of the plurality of resources is mapped in a registry to an API call to each of the plurality of middleware APIs;
wherein a given resource of the plurality of resources includes at least one of a function that comprises a function call to a first middleware API of the plurality of middleware APIs and a function call to a second middleware API of the plurality of middleware APIs; and
a control engine configured to load at least two adapters for a selected a middleware API of the plurality of middleware APIs to service a resource request from the mission specific application, wherein the selection includes examining a configuration file to determine an appropriate middleware API to handle the resource request, wherein the control engine loads a first Data Grid adapter and a second Data Grid adapter for the Data Grid API, wherein the first Data Grid adapter communicates with a first Data Grid service from a first Data Grid vendor to access, modify, and/or transfer Data Grid data stored at a site of the first Data Grid vendor and the second Data Grid adapter communicates with a second Data Grid service from a second Data Grid vendor to access, modify, and/or transfer Data Grid data stored at a plurality of sites of the second Data Grid vendor.

US Pat. No. 10,462,259

PROVIDING DIGITAL CONTENT BASED ON EXPECTED USER BEHAVIOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by a computing system and from a mobile computing device, first information that indicates that a user has engaged in one or more user-performed activities, the first information including time information indicating when the one or more user-performed activities were performed and location information indicating a location of the mobile computing device;
receiving, by the computing system from one or more servers, second information including a schedule of times for multiple occurrences of an event;
determining, by the computing system, that the user likely participated in multiple previous occurrences of the event by comparing the first information to the second information to determine that the user engaged in the one or more user-performed activities at or near times at which the previous occurrences of the event were identified to have occurred according to the schedule of times, which was included as part of the second information;
identifying, by the computing system, a time at which a future occurrence of the event is scheduled to occur according to the schedule of times, which was included as part of the second information;
predicting, by the computing system, that the user is likely to participate in the future occurrence of the event based on the computing system having determined that the user likely participated in the multiple previous occurrences of the event; and
transmitting, from the computing system to the mobile computing device, instructions that, when executed by the mobile computing device, cause the mobile computing device to present a visual alert to the user of the mobile computing device at a time before the future occurrence of the event, wherein the instructions are transmitted in response to the computing system having determined that the user is likely to participate in the future occurrence of the event, and wherein the visual alert includes information that relates to a product or service that is: 1) associated with the future occurrence of the event; or 2) available for purchase at a location at or near a location for the future occurrence of the event;
wherein the information that relates to the product or service includes information to redeem an offer that relates to and identifies the product or service that can be communicated from the mobile computing device to a computing device at a place of business at which the product or service is offered for purchase to allow redemption of the offer that relates to and identifies the product or service.

US Pat. No. 10,462,257

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING USER ACCOUNT

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for obtaining a user account, comprising:obtaining user information of a plurality of to-be-analyzed user accounts registered with a website or application;
identifying a real-name account from the to-be-analyzed user accounts according to the user information of the to-be-analyzed user accounts, comprising:
determining, for a user account of the to-be-analyzed user accounts, whether user information of the user account comprises specified user information, the specified information including at least one of: user human-face data from an identity verification image of the user account, a user signature added by the user account or by a friend account of the user account, and personal presentation information extracted from a plurality of photos uploaded by the user account with same person appearance; and
identifying the user account as a real-name account when the user information of the user account comprises the specified user information; and
determining a first anonymous account similar to the real-name account according to at least two of a login time, login device information, and user usage habits of the real-name account, the first anonymous account being one of the to-be-analyzed user accounts registered with the same website or application that does not comprise any one of the user human-face data, the user signature or the personal presentation information;
establishing a mapping relationship between the specified user information, the real-name account, and the first anonymous account; and
in response to a user management request corresponding to the first anonymous account, locating the real-name account and the specified user information based on the mapping relationship,
wherein determining the first anonymous account similar to the real-name account comprises:
generating an eigenvector of the real-name account based on a vector conversion manner according to the login time, the user usage habits, and the login device information of the real-name account;
generating eigenvectors of all anonymous accounts in the to-be-analyzed user accounts based on the same vector conversion manner, wherein each anonymous account is one of the to-be-analyzed user accounts that does not comprise any specified user information;
obtaining similarity degrees between the eigenvector of the real-name account and the eigenvectors of the anonymous accounts; and
determining an anonymous account having a corresponding similarity degree greater than a preset threshold as the first anonymous account similar to the real-name account.