US Pat. No. 10,428,278

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS FROM A RENEWABLE RESOURCE

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A method for producing a bio-derived aromatic hydrocarbon, comprising:a) contacting a biomass with hydrogen in the presence of a hydrodeoxygenation catalyst in at least one hydrodeoxygenation reactor unit, under conditions that produce a bio-derived feedstock further comprising paraffinic, naphthenic, and/or olefinic hydrocarbons;
b) introducing the bio-derived feedstock into at least one aromatization reactor unit and contacting the bio-derived feedstock with an aromatization catalyst under conditions that produce an aromatic hydrocarbon and hydrogen; and
c) providing at least a portion of the hydrogen produced in the at least one aromatization reactor to the at least one hydrodeoxygenation reactor for contacting the biomass,
wherein the biomass comprises a cellulose, a sugar, a starch, a lignocellulose, a hemicellulose, a lignin, or combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,426,743

TOPICAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

DERMAVANT SCIENCES GMBH, ...

1. A method of treating an inflammatory disease or disorder in a patient in need thereof, the method comprising administering to said patient a topical pharmaceutical oil-in-water emulsion composition comprising:3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropyl-trans-stilbene or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in an amount of about 0.05% to about 2% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition;
an oil phase comprising medium chain triglycerides of a carbon length from six to twelve carbons in an amount of about 2% to about 30% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition;
a water phase;
a surfactant in an amount of about 1% to about 20% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition, wherein the surfactant comprises at least one non-ionic emulsifying wax NF; and
a dermatologically acceptable excipient selected from the group consisting of an antioxidant, a pH adjusting agent, a chelating agent, a preservative, a co-solvent and combinations thereof;
wherein the 3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropyl-trans-stilbene or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is solubilized in the oil phase and is the only active ingredient in the oil phase;
wherein the oil phase is substantially free of petrolatum and mineral oil;
wherein the oil-in-water emulsion is homogeneous; and
wherein the average droplet size of the oil phase is from about 0.1 microns to about 35 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,426,744

ANTI-FUNGAL COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING NAILS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING AND USING THEREOF

Harrow Health, Inc., San...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for treating, mitigating or preventing fungal nail diseases, disorders or pathologies, the composition consisting of:(a) a therapeutically effective quantity of an antifungal component consisting of:
(a1) at least one functionalized allylamine compound;
(a2) at least one functionalized triazole compound; and
(a3) at least one functionalized imidazole compound;
(b) a therapeutically effective quantity of at least one pharmaceutically acceptable penetration enhancing compound selected from the group consisting of ibuprofen and ?-cyclodextrin; and
(c) at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient that is compatible with the antifungal component and the penetration enhancing compound, wherein the pharmaceutically acceptable excipient is selected from group consisting of glycol and benzyl alcohol,
wherein the composition has a pH in a range between about 2.0 and 6.5, and wherein the composition is formulated in a form that is suitable for topical administration.
US Pat. No. 10,428,280

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OF MULTI-LEVEL PORE ZEOLITE AND UTILIZATION AS CATALYST FOR HYDROISOMERIZATION OF NORMAL PARAFFINS OF MULTI-LEVEL PORE ZEOLITE PREPARED THEREBY

S-OIL CORPORATION, Seoul...

1. A method for preparing a multi-level pore zeolite containing silicon, aluminum, and phosphorus, comprising:(A) mixing a silicon precursor, an aluminum precursor, a phosphorus precursor, a structure directing agent and water;
(B) adding phenylphosphonic acid, carbon black or a mixture thereof to the mixture prepared in (A) and mixing the same;
(C) crystallizing the mixture prepared in (B) by heat-treating the same; and
(D) calcining the crystallization product,
wherein the multi-level pore zeolite has 10-30 vol % of micropores having a diameter of 0.1-1.9 nm based on the volume of total pores, 50-70 vol % of mesopores having a diameter of 2.0-50.0 nm based on the volume of total pores and 5-20 vol % of macropores having a diameter of 50.1-60.0 nm based on the volume of total pores.
US Pat. No. 10,427,001

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING THE LIKELY SUCCESS OF GOLF SWINGS

Singleshot Entertainment,...

1. A method of predicting the likelihood of a golf swing or consecutive swings sinking a ball in a hole prior to the swing or consecutive swings comprised of the steps of:a) selecting a post tee off swing or post tee off consecutive swings in a golf game;
b) setting up a communication enabled data processing facility linked to a database of historical play information including at least ball position and golf course to calculate odds of success of the upcoming swing and/or subsequent swings,
c) placing electronic communication enabled ball position identifying equipment at a functional distance and remote location relative to the ball involved in the subject swing or swings,
d) activating the electronic communication enabled ball position identifying equipment so as to precisely determine pre-swing ball position and broadcasting this information to the processing facility in real time,
e) comparing the real time pre-swing ball position information received at the processing station with the database of prior ball positions in order to calculate the odds of the upcoming swing or swings terminating in a hole.
US Pat. No. 10,426,746

METHODS OF TREATING DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS WITH BIGUANIDES

OVID THERAPEUTICS INC., ...

1. A method of treating Fragile X syndrome comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a biguanide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, the biguanide selected from the group consisting of metformin, buformin and phenformin, wherein the method provides improvement in one or more symptoms of Fragile X syndrome in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,426,749

SAFFLOWER OIL EMULSION AS DIETARY SUPPLEMENT AND PREPARATION THEREOF

InnoVitamin Organics, LLC...

1. A drinkable dietary supplement for increasing metabolism in the form of a stable, spoonable, drinkable emulsion, wherein the dietary supplement consists of:a linoleic fatty acid rich safflower oil, wherein the linoleic fatty acid is in a range from approximately 70% to approximately 80% of the total safflower oil;
purified water mixed with the linoleic fatty acid rich safflower oil to form a purified water-safflower oil mixture; and
an emulsifier mixture added to the purified water-safflower oil mixture, wherein the combined emulsifier mixture and purified water-safflower oil mixture are blended under ambient conditions in a temperature range from approximately 21.1 degrees C. to approximately 25 degrees C. and at a pressure of one atmosphere to provide the dietary supplement having a smooth mouth-feel and a shelf-life of approximately 18 months.
US Pat. No. 10,427,005

GOLF BALLS INCORPORATING POLYCYCLOPENTENE RUBBER

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf ball having an intermediate layer comprising a polycyclopentene rubber composition comprised of at least one polycyclopentene rubber, wherein each polycyclopentene rubber is a linear, unbranched chain polymer and disposed between a core layer that does not contain the at least one polycyclopentene rubber and at least one cover layer comprising a thermoset or thermoplastic material.
US Pat. No. 10,426,750

AMINO ACID SUPPLEMENT FORMULATIONS

ThermoLife International,...

1. A supplement formulation for ingestion comprising:a nitrate of a compound selected from the group consisting of: agmatine, beta alanine, citrulline, creatine, glutamine, isoleucine, norvaline, ornithine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glycine, lysine, proline, tyrosine, and phenylalanine, wherein the nitrate of the compound is a salt of nitric acid (NO3?) or a mixed salt of nitric acid (NO3?); and
one or more additional components selected from the group consisting of: a binder, a colorant, and a flavoring agent,
wherein the supplement formulation is formulated to deliver an effective amount of the nitrate of the compound to ameliorate tolerance to dilator effects of nitrates, to increase bioabsorption of the compound, to increase the vasodilative characteristics of the compound, or to increase athletic performance in a human or animal.
US Pat. No. 10,426,754

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF ANAVEX2-73 FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

ANAVEX LIFE SCIENCES CORP...

13. A method of treating Alzheimer's disease in a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1; and wherein said pharmaceutical composition is administered according to an intermittent dosing regimen of at least two cycles, each cycle comprising (a) a dosing period during which a therapeutically effective amount of said pharmaceutical composition is administered to said patient and, thereafter, (b) a resting period.
US Pat. No. 10,426,756

MULTIVITAMIN CAPABLE OF BENEFICIAL GENE REGULATION THROUGH MICRORNA (MIRNA)

PERFORMANCE LABS PTE. LTD...

1. A composition for modifying the expression of microRNAs comprising:one or more plant secondary metabolites capable of beneficially regulating different genes in the human genome by modifying the expression of one or more microRNAs, wherein the one or more plant secondary metabolites are selected and provided in an amount selected to target the modification of one or more specific microRNAs, wherein the composition comprises the plant secondary metabolites:
epigallocatechin gallate in an amount of 70-300 milligrams;
isoquercetin in an amount of 20-50 milligrams;
folic acid in an amount of 150-350 micrograms;
curcumin in an amount of 30-70 milligrams;
hesperidin in an amount of 30-70 milligrams;
grape polyphenols in an amount of 100-150 milligrams;
sulforaphane in an amount of 0.2-2 milligrams;
proanthocyanidins in an amount of 45-70 milligrams;
apple polyphenols in an amount of 65-90 milligrams; and
citrus bioflavonoids in an amount of 80-110 milligrams.
US Pat. No. 10,428,038

SINGLE STEP PROCESS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF FURFURYL ETHYL ETHER

COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC AND...

1. A single step process for the synthesis of furfuryl ethyl ether comprises refluxing the reaction mixture of furfuryl alcohol, ethanol and Zr incorporated SBA-15 catalyst at temperature in the range of 80 to 120° C. for the period in the range of 3 to 7 hrs to afford furfuryl ethyl ether, wherein selectivity of said reaction towards furfuryl ethyl ether is in the range of 85 to 95%.
US Pat. No. 10,428,294

CONTROLLED RELEASE MICROCAPSULES

ENCAPSYS, LLC, Appleton,...

1. A method of making microcapsules whose shell wall comprises on one surface a first (meth)acrylate polymer and on its other surface a second (meth)acrylate polymer, said first (meth)acrylate polymer derived from an aqueous phase (meth)acrylate polymer wall forming composition (I) and said second (meth)acrylic polymer derived from an oil phase (meth)acrylate polymer wall forming composition (II), both the aqueous phase (meth)acrylate polymer wall forming composition (I) and the oil phase (meth)acrylate polymer wall forming composition (II) comprising wall forming materials, and an intermediate region comprising an interpenetrating network and/or copolymer of the two wall forming compositions, said method comprising:(i) forming an oil-in-water or a water-in-oil emulsion of the two (meth)acrylate polymer wall forming compositions,
(ii) subjecting the emulsion to conditions for concurrently, at last in part, polymerizing the wall forming materials of each of the oil phase and aqueous phase, and
(iii) allowing the reaction to continue until the microcapsules of desired wall thickness are attained wherein said aqueous phase (meth)acrylate polymer wall forming composition (I) comprises one or more polyethylene glycol di(meth)acrylates, ethoxylated mono- or multi-functional (meth)acrylates, and/or (meth)acrylate monomers and/or oligomers.
US Pat. No. 10,426,761

METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASE CAUSED OR AGGRAVATED BY MICROORGANISMS OR RELIEVING SYMPTOMS THEREOF

ARMS Pharmaceutical, LLC,...

1. A method for treating a viral upper respiratory infection or for treating a symptom of the viral upper respiratory infection, or a combination of both the disease being caused or aggravated by microorganisms, comprising:treating the viral upper respiratory infection, treating the symptom of the viral upper respiratory infection, or reducing the duration of the viral upper respiratory infection, or combinations thereof, by administering a barrier-forming composition in a therapeutically effective amount to a surface, the surface comprising a mammal mucosa, the mammal being infected with the viral upper respiratory infection or experiencing symptoms of the viral upper respiratory infection;
the barrier-forming composition comprising an antimicrobial;
forming a barrier coating on the surface that is active to kill or neutralize microorganisms encountered by the barrier coating;
wherein the barrier-forming composition is effective to reduce duration, frequency, or severity of one or more of cough, sore throat, and fever;
wherein the barrier-forming composition meets the following requirements:
about 0.0001%?C<0.4%;
about 0.07%?H?about 70%; and
0.0005% wherein all percentages are by weight of the total composition;
wherein C is a carbohydrate gum; H is a humectant; and A is the antimicrobial agent.
US Pat. No. 10,426,763

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING GLITAZONES AND NRF2 ACTIVATORS

Bjoern Colin Kahrs, Coll...

1. A method of alleviating multiple sclerosis or a clinical symptom thereof or delaying the onset of multiple sclerosis or a clinical symptom thereof in a patient, comprising the co-administration of therapeutically effective amounts of an Nrf2 activator selected from the fumaric acid esters and salts thereof and a PPAR gamma agonist selected from glitazones and salt forms thereof to said patient.
US Pat. No. 10,426,764

ANTIHISTAMINE FOR USE IN TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER

Belina Pharma AB, Helsin...

1. A method of treating breast cancer in a patient diagnosed with breast cancer, the method consisting of administering to the patient an effective amount of desloratadine, wherein the breast cancer is selected from the group consisting of positive and negative ER, PR, her2 breast cancer molecular subtypes, and invasive breast carcinomas, and wherein the patient is not diagnosed with a seasonal allergic condition.
US Pat. No. 10,426,765

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING NICOTINIC ACID AND/OR NICOTINAMIDE AND/OR TRYPTOPHAN FOR POSITIVELY INFLUENCING THE INTESTINAL MICROBIOTA

CONARIS RESEARCH INSTITUT...

1. An oral pharmaceutical composition for positively influencing intestinal microbiota, comprising an active substance selected from the group consisting of nicotinic acid; nicotinamide; tryptophan; nicotinic acid esters; nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD); nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP); an intermediate in the biosynthesis of NAD or NADP selected from N-formylkynurenine, L-kynurenine, 3-hydroxy-L-kynurenine, 3-hydroxyanthranilate, 2-amino-3-carboxymuconate semialdehyde, quinolinate, and beta-nicotinate D-ribonucleotide; a tryptophan dipeptide; or a combination of two or more thereof, formulated for selective release in the terminal ileum, the colon, or both, for topical efficacy in the terminal ileum, the colon, or both, where the intestinal microbiota to be influenced are located,wherein the oral pharmaceutical composition is formulated for oral administration and comprises (a) a matrix that comprises the active substance(s), wherein the matrix comprises one or more selected from microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and, optionally, (b) a coating, wherein the oral pharmaceutical composition selectively releases the active substance(s) in the terminal ileum, the colon, or both for topical efficacy in the terminal ileum, the colon, or both, to thereby positively influence intestinal microbiota.
US Pat. No. 10,428,302

ALKALINE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

GEO FOSSIL FUELS, LLC, H...

1. A microorganism of the domain Archaea or bacteria, that is engineered to have at least one of the following properties: (i) being an obligatory alkaliphile, halo-alkaliphile or alkaline tolerant, (ii) being deficient in its ability to degrade short chain hydrocarbons of 12 carbons or less, and (iii) having the ability to produce surfactants, wherein the Archaea is of the genus Haloferax, and wherein the bacteria is selected from the group of genera consisting of Pseudomonas and Bacillus.
US Pat. No. 10,431,380

BIAXIALLY STRETCHED POLYPROPYLENE FILM FOR CAPACITOR

OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors, obtained by biaxially stretching a polypropylene resin,the polypropylene film having a crystallite size of 122 ? or less as determined by the Scherrer's equation from the half width of the reflection peak from (040) plane of ?-crystal measured by a wide angle X-ray diffraction method, and
the polypropylene film having a value of birefringence ?Nyz with respect to a thickness direction of 7.0×10?3 or more and 10.0×10?3 or less as measured by an optical birefringence measurement.
US Pat. No. 10,426,770

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF LURASIDONE HYDROCHLORIDE

Jubilant Generics Limited...

1. A process for the preparation of lurasidone or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, comprising the steps of:a) converting ((R,R)-cyclohexane-1,2-diyl)bis((1H-imidazol-1-yl)methanone) to trans(R,R)-1,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane,
b) converting trans(R,R)-1,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexane obtained in step (a) to lurasidone, and
c) optionally converting lurasidone free base into its pharmaceutically acceptable salt.
US Pat. No. 10,428,307

METHOD FOR CONVERTING MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INTO ENDOTHELIAL CELLS BY USING SPECIFIC TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS

The Catholic University o...

1. An in vitro method for converting mesenchymal stem cells into endothelial cells, the method comprising the steps of:(a) introducing lentiviral vectors comprising Oct4, Nanog, Tal1, and LMO2 genes into the mesenchymal stem cells; and
(b) culturing the transduced mesenchymal stem cells on a gelatin-coated plate under culture conditions comprising endothelial cell growth medium EGM2 and SB431542, wherein said culturing induces the conversion of the mesenchymal stem cells into endothelial cells.
US Pat. No. 10,426,773

SYSTEMS PHARMACOLOGY FOR TREATING OCULAR DISORDERS

CASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method of treating an ocular disorder associated with light induced retinal degeneration, aberrant all-trans-retinal clearance, or reactive oxygen species generation in the retina of a subject, comprising:administering to the subject individually subtherapeutic amounts of two or more agents, wherein the two or more agents comprise an agent that inhibits and/or blocks the activation of Gs- or Gq-protein coupled receptors or Gs- or Gq-signaling cascade in ocular cells of the subject, and an agent that activates Gi-protein coupled receptors, wherein the activation of Gs- or Gq-protein coupled receptors or Gs- or Gq-signaling cascade is induced or triggered by light induced all-trans-retinal generation.
US Pat. No. 10,428,053

CO-CRYSTALS OF SGLT2 INHIBITORS, PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS THEREOF

LAURUS LABS LIMITED, Hyd...

1. Co-crystals selected from the group consisting of co-crystals of canagliflozin and DL-pipecolic acid, co-crystals of canagliflozin and L-pipecolic acid, co-crystals of canagliflozin and D-pipecolic acid, co-crystals of dapagliflozin and DL-pipecolic acid, co-crystals of dapagliflozin and D-pipecolic acid, co-crystals of dapagliflozin and L-pipecolic acid, and co-crystals of empagliflozin and DL-pipecolic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,426,775

METHODS FOR TREATING FRIEDREICH'S ATAXIA WITH ETRAVIRINE

FRATAGENE THERAPEUTICS SR...

1. A method of treating Friedreich's ataxia in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of etravirine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,428,311

METHOD FOR ENHANCING ACTIVITY OF LAMININ FRAGMENTS AS CELL CULTURE MATRIX

OSAKA UNIVERSITY, Osaka ...

5. A solution for coating a culture surface of a cell culture vessel with a laminin fragment or a variant thereof,the solution containing a laminin fragment or a variant thereof each having an integrin binding activity and a protein that is neither a laminin nor a laminin fragment,
the laminin fragment or a variant thereof being present at a concentration of 5 ?g/mL or lower,
the protein that is neither a laminin nor a laminin fragment being present at a concentration which is 100-fold or more that of the laminin fragment or a variant thereof and is 500 ?g/mL or higher,
the protein that is neither a laminin nor a laminin fragment is gelatin or serum albumin,
wherein the laminin fragment is a laminin E8 fragment, and
wherein the variant is a chimeric molecule in which the laminin E8 fragment is conjugated with a cell adhesion molecule or a growth factor binding molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,428,313

CHIMERIC WEST NILE/DENGUE VIRUSES AND METHODS OF USE

The United States of Amer...

1. A nucleic acid chimera comprising:a first nucleic acid molecule comprising a 5? non-coding region, a nucleic acid encoding non-structural proteins and a C protein, and a 3? non-coding region from a West Nile virus genome, wherein the C protein comprises a signal sequence 18 amino acids long comprising a 5? portion of a prM signal sequence from the West Nile virus genome and a 3? portion of a prM signal sequence from a Dengue virus genome; and
a second nucleic acid molecule operably linked to the first nucleic acid molecule, encoding at least a portion of a prM protein and E protein from a Dengue virus genome, wherein the second nucleic acid is 3? to the portion of the prM signal sequence from the Dengue virus genome and 5? to the non-structural proteins and 3? non-coding region from the West Nile virus.
US Pat. No. 10,426,778

PROPHYLACTIC AGENT AND/OR THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., L...

1. A method of treating B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma comprising: administering to a human in need thereof a pharmaceutically effective amount of 6-amino-9-[(3R)-1-(2-butynoyl)-3-pyrrolidinyl]-7-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-7,9-dihydro-8H-purin-8-one or a salt thereof and at least one additional anticancer agent; wherein the at least one additional anticancer agent comprises a PI3K inhibitor, and wherein the PI3K inhibitor is CAL-101.
US Pat. No. 10,426,781

ORAL FORMULATION AND SUSPENSION OF AN ONCOLOGY DRUG

Sun Pharma Global FZE, S...

1. A powder for oral suspension, comprising: sonidegib, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, in powder form, and a filler comprising microcrystalline cellulose, lactose, dibasic calcium phosphate, saccharide, sucrose, dextrose, starch, mannitol, dextrose, or a mixture thereof, a glident comprising fumed silicon dioxide, sodium aluminosilicate, calcium silicate, powdered cellulose, colloidal silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch, sodium benzoate, calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, talc, metallic stearates, calcium stearate, magnesium stearate, zinc stearate, magnesium lauryl sulfate, and magnesium oxide, or a mixture of two or more thereof, a lubricant comprising magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, talc, calcium stearate, stearic acid, PEG, glyceryl monostearate, potassium benzoate, sodium stearyl fumarate, glyceryl behenate, mineral oil, or a mixture of two or more thereof, or a combination of two or more of said filler, glident and lubricant.
US Pat. No. 10,428,317

LIGHT-EMITTING MOLECULES

Gene Stream Pty Ltd, Cit...

1. A method of modifying an isolated, synthetic, recombinant or purified copepod luciferase polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO: 792 or SEQ ID NO: 2, the method comprisingaltering the copepod luciferase polypeptide such that it comprises a modification consisting of:(a) at least one BC motif, wherein B is selected from basic amino acid residues and C is a conserved cysteine or modified form thereof; and the BC motif is selected from the group consisting of BCA at C5, C6, and/or C9, BCA? at C5, C6, and/or C9, and BCAD at C5, C6, and/or C9, wherein ? is selected from a small amino acid residue or an acidic amino acid residue, A is alanine or modified form thereof, D is aspartate or a modified form thereof, and C5, C6, and C9 are conserved cysteines of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905;and at least one of:
(i) L, or modified form thereof, at at least one position corresponding to positions 85 or 98 of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905; and
(ii) a deletion in whole or in part of an amino acid sequence, wherein the amino acid sequence spans downstream of the signal peptide sequence and upstream of the amino acid residue at a position corresponding to position 85 of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905; or(b) at least one BC motif, wherein B is selected from basic amino acid residues and C is a conserved cysteine or modified form thereof; and the BC motif is selected from the group consisting of BCA at C5 and/or C9, BCAD at C5, and/or C9, and BCA at C5and/or C9, wherein ? is selected from a small amino acid residue or an acidic amino acid residue, A is alanine or modified form thereof, D is aspartate or modified form thereof, and C5, and C9 are conserved cysteines of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905,and optionally, further comprising at least one of:
(i) L, or modified form thereof, at at least one position corresponding to positions 85 or 98 of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905; and
(ii) a deletion in whole or in part of an amino acid sequence, wherein the amino acid sequence spans downstream of the signal peptide sequence and upstream of the amino acid residue at a position corresponding to position 85 of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905;
thereby producing a modified copepod luciferase polypeptide,wherein the modified polypeptide in (a) comprises at least one motif selected from the group consisting of:(i) a BCA motif at at least one position corresponding to conserved cysteines C5, C6, and C9; and
(ii) a BCA? motif at at least one position corresponding to conserved cysteines C5, C6, and C9; and
a deletion in whole or in part of an amino acid sequence, wherein the amino acid sequence spans downstream of the signal peptide sequence and upstream of the amino acid residue at the position corresponding to position 85 of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905;or in (b) comprises at least one motif selected from the group consisting of:(i) a BCA motif at at least one position corresponding to conserved cysteines C5 and C9; and
(ii) a BCA? motif at at least one position corresponding to conserved cysteines C5 and C9; and a deletion in whole or in part of an amino acid sequence, wherein the amino acid sequence spans downstream of the signal peptide sequence and upstream of the amino acid residue at the position corresponding to position 85 of consensus SEQ ID NO: 905.
US Pat. No. 10,428,320

CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS AUTOLYSIN E, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE CRYSTAL AND ITS USE IN SCREENING METHODS

J. Stefan Institute, Lju...

1. A crystal comprising N-acetylglucosimindase autolysin E (AtlE) of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), or fragment thereof, wherein said crystal is characterized by (a) the space group symmetry P212121 and (b) the unit cell dimensions of a=46.6 ?±1-2 ?, b=69.9 ?±1-2 ?,and c=73.3 ?±1-2 ?, with ?=90°, ?=90°, and ?=90°, and wherein said fragment is an N-terminal truncation of AtlE lacking the N-terminal transmembrane region.
US Pat. No. 10,426,787

TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING PSORIASIS

Bausch Health US, LLC, B...

1. A method of treating psoriasis, the method comprising topically applying a pharmaceutical composition to an affected area of a body of a subject suffering from psoriasis; wherein the composition comprises:(a) halobetasol propionate at a concentration of 0.01 percent by weight of the composition;
(b) tazarotene at a concentration of 0.045 percent by weight of the composition; and
(c) an aqueous dermatologically acceptable carrier comprising carbomer copolymer type B, carbomer homopolymer type A, and a liquid oil comprising diethyl sebacate and light mineral oil;
wherein said applying is carried out one or more times per day for a period of time sufficient to treat such psoriasis and
wherein the composition comprising the halobetasol propionate and the tazarotene at said concentrations is capable of providing synergistic efficacy and synergistic reduction of at least an adverse event selected from the group consisting of itching, burning, and stinging in said treating.
US Pat. No. 10,428,324

ACOUSTIC MANIPULATION OF FLUIDS BASED ON EIGENFREQUENCY

TRIAD NATIONAL SECURITY, ...

1. A system for acoustic fluid manipulation, the system comprising:an acoustic resonator device comprising:
a fluid chamber that receives a volume of a fluid, the volume of the fluid including a phase-separate material, wherein one or more eigenfrequencies characterize at least the volume of the fluid;
a carrier surface forming at least a first sidewall portion of the fluid chamber;
a reflector surface forming at least a second sidewall portion of the fluid chamber; and
a transducer coupled to the carrier surface, wherein receipt of electricity at the transducer from a voltage source triggers emission of an acoustic output by the transducer, the acoustic output thereby passing through the carrier surface and the fluid chamber toward the reflector surface, the transmission of the acoustic wave thereby exciting at least the volume of the fluid; and
a controller configured to track the one or more eigenfrequencies over time in response to changes in one or more properties of the volume of the fluid and adjust the output frequency of the acoustic output by the transducer based on the one or more tracked eigenfrequencies,
wherein the controller is configured to adjust the output frequency toward a frequency that is near one of the one or more tracked eigenfrequencies and away from an eigenfrequency of the acoustic resonator device when the acoustic resonator device is empty.
US Pat. No. 10,428,326

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DROPLET-BASED SINGLE CELL BARCODING

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method for processing or analyzing one or more components from a cellular sample, comprising:(a) providing a plurality of cell beads and a plurality of barcode beads, wherein (i) a cell bead of said plurality of cell beads comprises a cell, wherein said cell comprises a nucleic acid molecule in an interior region of said cell, and (ii) a barcode bead of said plurality of barcode beads comprises a plurality of nucleic acid barcode molecules, wherein nucleic acid barcode molecules of said plurality of nucleic acid barcode molecules comprise a common barcode sequence;
(b) subjecting said plurality of cell beads to bulk processing, which bulk processing comprises: (i) rendering said nucleic acid molecule accessible to a species external to said interior region and (ii) denaturing said nucleic acid molecule to generate a denatured nucleic acid molecule in said cell bead; and
(c) partitioning said plurality of cell beads and said plurality of barcode beads into a plurality of partitions, wherein upon partitioning, a partition of said plurality of partitions comprises said cell bead and said barcode bead.
US Pat. No. 10,426,792

AMINO ACID COMPOSITIONS

ThermoLife International,...

1. A composition or a supplement formulation for human ingestion comprising a nitrate of a compound selected from the group consisting of: carnitine, taurine, acetyl derivative of carnitine, acetyl derivative of taurine, propionyl derivative of carnitine, and propionyl derivative of taurine, wherein the nitrate is a salt of nitrate or a mixed salt of nitrate.
US Pat. No. 10,426,793

MEDICATION AND APPLICATION FOR TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION BASED ON ANION AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

1. A medicament for treatment of hypertension comprising: 9˜30% by percentage weight of Scutellaria baicalensis, 3˜9% by percentage weight of Radix Bupleuri, 3˜12% by percentage weight of Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw), 3˜9% by percentage weight of Ginseng, 15˜25% by percentage weight of Cynanchum mooreanum Hemsl., 3˜9% by percentage weight of Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc., 10˜15% by percentage weight of Flastem Milkvetch Seed, 9˜15% by percentage weight of Dermatocarpon miniatum (L.) Mann. [Lichen miniatius L.], 10˜15% by percentage weight of Millettia dielsiana, 10˜15% by percentage weight of stem or root of Dalbergia hancei Benth. (Leguminosae), 0.1˜1% by percentage weight of anion powder and 0.1˜1% by percentage weight of far-infrared nano powder, wherein the particle size of said anion powder and said far-infrared nano powder is 2000˜4000 mesh, and wherein said medicament for treatment of hypertension is in the form of a pill.
US Pat. No. 10,428,329

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS USING CAPSIDS RESISTANT TO HYDROLASES

APSE, INC., St. Louis, M...

1. A method for producing double stranded RNA comprising (a) purifying from a bacterial lysate:a first composition comprising a virus-like particle (VLP) comprising protease resistant capsid proteins enclosing a heterologous cargo molecule, wherein the heterologous cargo molecule comprises a long single stranded sense RNA having more than 30 nucleotides, the cargo molecule further comprising a capsid specific packing sequence, and
a second composition comprising a VLP comprising protease resistant capsid proteins enclosing a heterologous cargo molecule, wherein the heterologous cargo molecule comprises a long single stranded antisense RNA complementary to the sense strand RNA of the first composition, said single stranded antisense RNA having more than 30 nucleotides, the cargo molecule further comprising a capsid specific packing sequence;
(b) mixing equal amounts of each composition;
(c) isolating the heterologous cargo molecules thereof;
(d) annealing the heterologous cargo molecules to form a double stranded RNA molecule;
(e) isolating the double stranded RNA molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,426,794

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS OF TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

1. A method of generating an immunosuppressive dendritic cell comprising: contacting a dendritic cell with an effective amount of an IL-27 polypeptide agonist and an effective amount of an extracellular ATP degrading enzyme.
US Pat. No. 10,428,330

STEM-LOOP COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING FACTOR D

Vitrisa Therapeutics, Inc...

1. An aptamer comprising a nucleic acid sequence that selectively binds to complement factor D (fD) and having a stem-loop secondary structure comprising, in a 5? to 3? direction, a first base-paired stem, a first loop, a second base-paired stem, a second loop, and a third loop, wherein said third loop comprises 6 or more nucleotides, non-nucleotidyl spacers, or a combination thereof, and wherein said third loop is adjacent to said first base-paired stem.
US Pat. No. 10,426,795

USE OF PRETALPHA OR FUNCTIONAL VARIANT THEREOF FOR EXPANDING TCRALPHA DEFICIENT T CELLS

CELLECTIS, Paris (FR)

1. An isolated TCRalpha deficient primary human T cell,wherein the TCRalpha gene in the T cell has been inactivated by introducing a rare-cutting endonuclease that induces a DNA cleavage within the TCRalpha gene,
comprising an exogenous nucleic acid encoding an exogenous pTalpha polypeptide that supports CD3 surface expression and supports expansion of the TCR-deficient primary T cell using stimulatory anti-CD3/CD28 antibodies.
US Pat. No. 10,428,331

TARGETED NANOCARRIERS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS

MUSC Foundation for Resea...

1. A targeted nanocarrier, comprising an effective amount of an immunosuppressive agent encapsulated in a micelle that comprises on its surface a peptide or peptidomimetic that binds Complement component 3 (C3) breakdown products and reperfusion epitopes, a peptide or peptidomimetic that binds an integrin, or a combination thereof, wherein the peptide or peptidomimetic that binds C3 breakdown products comprises a Complement Receptor type 2 (Cr2) peptide or peptidomimetic;wherein the peptide or peptidomimetic that binds an integrin comprises the amino acid sequence Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD); and
wherein the nanocarrier has a mean diameter of 10 nm to 15 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,426,796

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

SMART Surgical, Inc., Bo...

1. A composition for performing a medical therapy, comprising:a low pH fluid base, wherein the low pH fluid base comprises dextrose;
mononuclear cells obtained from human umbilical cord blood; and
albumin, wherein the concentration of albumin is between about 10 mg/ml and about 150 mg/ml, and wherein the composition is configured for implantation within a human subject.
US Pat. No. 10,428,332

HYBRID IMMUNOGLOBULINS WITH MOVING PARTS

1. A process of making a product comprising:a) transfecting a cell with a recombinant nucleic acid which encodes a chimeric polypeptide comprising, from its N terminus to its C terminus,
(i) an N-terminal signal sequence, contiguous with
(ii) such stretch of consecutive amino acids capable of forming a disulfide bond, contiguous with
(iii) a C-terminal intein-containing binding domain,
under conditions such that:
(i) the cell expresses the chimeric polypeptide;
(ii) the N-terminal signal sequence is cleaved from the chimeric polypeptide, so as to produce a second chimeric polypeptide comprising the stretch of consecutive amino acids that is capable of forming a disulfide bond contiguous with the C-terminal intein-containing binding domain; and
(iii) the cell secretes the second chimeric polypeptide,
b) isolating the secreted second chimeric polypeptide produced in step (a);
c) treating the second chimeric polypeptide from step (b) with a cysteine or selenocysteine, so as to cause:
(i) thio-mediated cleavage of the C-terminal intein-containing binding domain from the stretch of consecutive amino acids; and
(ii) ligation of the cysteine or selenocysteine to such stretch of consecutive amino acids within such second chimeric polypeptide, at the C-terminal side thereof;
d) recovering the product of step (c) which is the stretch of consecutive amino acids comprising at its C-terminal side the additional cysteine or selenocysteine, and
e) then either:
(i) combining the product recovered in step (d) with a second product made using the process of steps (a)-(d) under conditions resulting in the formation of an —S—S—, —S—Se—, —Se—Se—, or —Se—S— bond between the respective C-terminal residues of the first product and the second product;
(ii) combining the product recovered in step (d) with a second, different stretch of consecutive amino acids comprising an N-terminal S-terminus or Se-terminus, under conditions resulting in the formation of an —S—S—, —S—Se—, —Se—Se—, or —Se—S— bond between the C terminus of the product and the N-terminal S-terminus or Se-terminus of the second, different stretch of consecutive amino acids; or
(iii) combining the product recovered in step (d) with a solid surface under conditions resulting in attachment of the product to such surface at its C-terminus, wherein the attachment is mediated by an —S—S—, —S—Se—, —Se—Se—, or —Se—S— bond formed between the cysteine or selenocysteine of the product and a cysteine or selenocysteine of the solid surface.
US Pat. No. 10,426,797

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER WITH ANTI-CD33 IMMUNOTHERAPY

LENTIGEN TECHNOLOGY, INC....

1. An isolated nucleic acid molecule encoding a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) comprising, from N-terminus to C-terminus:(i) at least one extracellular antigen binding domain comprising a CD33 antigen binding domain encoded by the nucleotide sequence consisting of SEQ ID NO. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, or 11:
(ii) a transmembrane domain comprising a transmembrane domain of a protein selected from the group consisting of the T-cell receptor (TCR) alpha chain, the TCR betachain, the TCR zeta chain, CD28, CD3 epsilon, CD45, CD4, CD5, CD8, CD9, CD16, CD22, CD33, CD37, CD64, CD80, CD86, CD134, CD137 and CD154, or any combination thereof;
(iii) at least one costimulatory domain comprising a functional signaling domain selected from the group consisting of OX40, CD70, CD27, CD28, CD5, ICAM-1, LFA-1 (CD11a/CD18), ICOS (CD278), DAP10, DAP12, and 4-1BB (CD137), or any combination thereof; and
(iv) an intracellular signaling domain comprising a functional domain selected from the group consisting of a 4-1BB (CD137); CD28, and CD3 zeta signaling domain, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,426,799

METHODS FOR PRODUCTION OF PLATELETS FROM PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF

Astellas Institute for Re...

1. A method for producing human megakaryocytes comprising:(a) culturing human pluripotent stem cells under an adherent condition in culture medium that comprises bone morphogenetic protein 4, basic fibroblast growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor to form human hemogenic endothelial cells;
(b) culturing the human hemogenic endothelial cells in culture medium that comprises two or more factors selected from thrombopoietin, interleukin-3, and interleukin-6 to form human megakaryocyte progenitors; and
(c) culturing the human megakaryocyte progenitors under a non-adherent culture condition in culture medium that comprises thrombopoietin and one or more factor(s) selected from stem cell factor, interleukin-6, interleukin-9, and a ROCK inhibitor to form human megakaryocytes.
US Pat. No. 10,428,335

YEAST CELLS EXPRESSING TAR DNA-BINDING PROTEIN 43 AND USES THEREFOR

Whitehead Institute for B...

1. A method of identifying a genetic suppressor or enhancer of TDP-43-induced toxicity, the method comprising:providing a yeast cell comprising an expression construct comprising a promoter operably linked to a nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide comprising a naturally-occurring TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) protein, wherein the naturally-occurring TDP-43 protein comprises an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to amino acid residues 252-414 of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein expression of the nucleic acid and production of the polypeptide results in a decrease in growth or viability of the cell, wherein the yeast cell has been genetically modified to overexpress a gene;
culturing the yeast cell under conditions that allow for expression of the polypeptide at a level that, in the absence of overexpression of the gene, is sufficient to induce toxicity in the yeast cell;
measuring cell growth or viability in the presence of overexpression of the gene; and
comparing cell growth or viability measured in the presence of overexpression of the gene to cell growth or viability in the absence of overexpression of the gene,
wherein (i) if cell growth or viability is increased in the presence of overexpression of the gene as compared to in the absence of overexpression of the gene, then the gene is identified as a genetic suppressor of TDP-43-induced toxicity, and (ii) if cell growth or viability is decreased in the presence of overexpression of the gene as compared to in the absence of overexpression of the gene, then the gene is identified as a genetic enhancer of TDP-43-induced toxicity.
US Pat. No. 10,428,336

METHOD FOR MODULATING PLANT GROWTH

The Australian National U...

1. A method for increasing, accelerating or increasing and accelerating non-root plant growth in a plant relative to a wild-type plant grown under the same conditions, said method comprising introducing at least one mutation or at least one exogenous nucleic acid into one or more plant cells which at least one mutation or nucleic acid results in:(i) decreased expression of one or more C-TERMINALLY ENCODED PEPTIDEs (CEPs), decreased expression of one or more CEP receptors, or decreased expression of one or more CEPs and one or more CEP receptors by cells of a plant regenerated from or comprising said one or more plant cells, wherein said at least one mutation is in a sequence encoding a CEP, a CEP receptor or an upstream sequence thereof or wherein said exogenous nucleic acid is either a CEP-encoding sequence or a CEP receptor-encoding sequence, or said exogenous nucleic acid modulates, or its product modulates expression of at least one endogenous CEP-encoding nucleic acid or CEP receptor-encoding nucleic acid, wherein said exogenous nucleic acid comprises a nucleic acid sequence homologous to, or complementary to at least a portion of the endogenous CEP-encoding or CEP receptor-encoding nucleic acid; or
(ii) reduced affinity of one or more CEPs for their respective CEP receptors, which reduced affinity arises through modifications in the CEP(s), CEP receptor(s) or in both expressed CEP(s) and CEP receptor(s)expressed by cells of a plant regenerated from or comprising said one or more plant cells, wherein said at least one mutation is in a sequence encoding a CEP or a CEP receptor, or wherein said exogenous nucleic acid is either a CEP-encoding sequence or a CEP receptor-encoding sequence,
wherein said CEP comprises a CEP domain comprising the amino acid sequence (X1)nX2X3X4X5X6PGX9SPGX13GX15 (SEQ ID NO:454), wherein n is 0 or 1,
X1 is selected from D, A, P, G, S, V, E, P, T, Q, I, N, K, and C;
X2 is selected from F, V, T, S, A, K, Y, R, G, I, Q, H, D, G, and W;
X3 is selected from R, A, Q, G, E, V, D, K, P, S, H, and Q;
X4 is selected from P, G, S, T, A, N, C, H, V, E, Y, and K;
X5 is selected from T, S, A, P, G, V, N, M, and I;
X6 is selected from T, N, A, G, P, D, K, S, V, Y, Q, E, C, and H;
X9 is selected from H, N, S, Y, P, R, T, G, V, F, Q, and D;
X13 is selected from I, V, and A; and
X15 is selected from H, and N.
US Pat. No. 10,426,802

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SHEET-SHAPED CELL CULTURE

TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for producing a sheet-shaped cell culture, comprising:proliferating myoblast cells;
freezing the proliferated myoblast cells;
thawing the frozen myoblast cells;
forming a sheet-shaped cell culture with the thawed myoblast cells on a culture substrate by seeding the myoblast cells on the culture substrate at a density at which the cells can form a sheet-shaped cell culture substantially without any proliferation on the culture substrate, and wherein the myoblast cells are not proliferated between the freezing of the myoblast cells and the forming of the sheet-shaped cell culture; and
removing the sheet-shaped cell culture from the culture substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,433,463

BULK AMORPHOUS ALLOY HEAT SINK

Crucible Intellectual Pro...

20. A heat sink comprising:a metal alloy structure of unitary construction comprising:
a first portion comprising a bulk solidifying amorphous alloy having an amorphous phase;
a second portion having a crystalline phase; and
nano- and/or micro-scale features embossed on a surface of the metal alloy structure; wherein
the heat sink is configured to transfer heat by natural convection by air or forced convection by air; and
the crystalline phase is formed along the surface of the metal alloy structure.
US Pat. No. 10,426,804

PENTOSIDINE PRODUCTION INHIBITOR

Kabushiki Kaisha Yakult H...

1. A method for inhibiting pentosidine production in a human subject comprising contacting the human subject with a pentosidine production inhibitor composition that consists of a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a fraction of a supernatant, as an active ingredient, obtained from a fermentation product of a cultured medium containing a milk constituent with a lactic acid bacterium as an active ingredient, wherein the fraction has a molecular weight of not more than 20,000 Da,wherein a pentosidine production inhibition rate is 25% or higher when the concentration of the fraction is 0.05% by mass in terms of the dry solid content,
wherein the relative amount of pentosidine in a test sample prepared by combining a sample obtained from the human subject to a solution is determined by fluorescence and the pentosidine production inhibition rate (%) is given by [Math. 1]:
((Ec?Eb)?(Es?Eb))/(Ec?Eb)×100, wherein
Es is the fluorescence intensity of the test sample,
Ec is the fluorescence intensity of the control sample that does not contain pentosidine and contains the same solution as the test sample, and
Eb is the fluorescence intensity of a blank sample that does not include ribose, lysine and arginine.
US Pat. No. 10,428,340

PHYTASES, NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING THEM AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A transgenic plant comprising an isolated, synthetic or recombinant polynucleotide encoding a variant polypeptide of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the variant polypeptide comprises at least one amino acid mutation selected from the group consisting of: T48F; T48H; T48I; T48K; T48L; T48M; T48V; T48W; T48Y; L50W; M51A; M51G; M51L; G67A; Y79H; Y79N; Y79S; Y79W; Q86H; P100A; S102A; S102Y; I107H; I107P; I108A; I108Q; I108R; I108S; I108Y; A109V; E113P; L126R; Q137F; Q137L; Q137V; Q137Y; D139Y; P145L; L146R; L146T; F147Y; N148K; N148M; N148R; P149N; L150T; L150Y; K151H; K151P; C155Y; L157C; L157P; V162L; V162T; T163P; L167S; G171M; G171S; S173G; S173H; S173V; I174F; I174P; V191A; L192F; F194L; S197G; S211 H; L216T; P217D; P217G; P217L; P217S; S218I; S218Y; A232P; L235I; A236H; A236T; L244S; Q246W; Q247H; A248L; A248T; P254S; G257A; G257R; H263P; W265L; N266P; L269I; L269T; H272W; A274F; A274I; A274L; A274T; A274V; Q275H; T282H; T291V; T291W; Q309P; P343E; P343I; P343L; P343N; P343R; P343V; N348K; N348W; G353C; Q377R; L379S; L379V; Q381S; S389H; S389V; G395E; G395I; G395L; G395Q; G395T; V422M; I427G; I427S; I427T; and A429P; andwherein the variant polypeptide comprising the at least one amino acid mutation is an amino acid sequence at least 95% identical to the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:2; and
wherein the variant polypeptide has phytase activity and has decreased gastric stability when compared to the parent polypeptide of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,426,805

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA CONTROLLING M CELLS

1. A method for producing lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus salivarius, having a filament form with a length in a range of 4 ?m to 10 ?m to control M cells, comprising:selecting Lactobacillus salivarius as a starting material; and
culturing the Lactobacillus salivarius in a lactose-free medium at a temperature in a range of 39° C. to 41° C.
US Pat. No. 10,428,341

TRANSGENIC POTATO PLANTS WITH INCREASED HYALURONAN PRODUCTION

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A genetically modified potato plant cell comprising a nucleic acid molecule coding for a hyaluronan synthase stably integrated into its genome and a foreign nucleic acid molecule coding for a protein having the enzymatic activity of a glutamine:fructose 6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT), wherein said plant cell has an increased activity of a protein having the activity of a GFAT compared to corresponding non genetically modified wild-type plant cells, and wherein said cell synthesizes an increased amount of hyaluronan compared to a plant cell having the activity of a hyaluronan synthase and no increased activity of a GFAT.
US Pat. No. 10,426,806

ANTI-OBESITY EFFECT OF BORAGO OFFICINALIS LINN. EXTRACTS TO PREVENT AND TREAT METABOLIC DISORDERS

1. A method for treating insulin resistance in a human in need thereof consisting essentially of administering to said human in need thereof an oral dose of 150 mg/kg or 300 mg/kg of an ethanolic extract of Borago officinalis, sibutramine, and orlistat to said human in need of treatment, wherein insulin resistance is reduced by an increase in insulin sensitivity in a metabolic disorder in said human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,428,342

P-COUMAROYL-COA:MONOLIGNOL TRANSFERASE

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A genetically modified grass plant comprising a feruloyl-CoA: monolignol transferase nucleic acid that encodes a polypeptide with at least 95% sequence identity to an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 2, 9, 20 and 21 operably linked to a heterologous promoter functional in cells of the plant, which plant has a knockdown or knockout of the grass plant's endogenous p-coumaroyl-CoA: monolignol transferase gene comprising a sequence with at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:16 or 18.
US Pat. No. 10,426,809

NANOBIOCOMPOSITE FORMULATION FOR WOUND HEALING AND A PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

1. A nanobiocomposite formulation (NCs) in ointment form comprising silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) wherein the ratio of AgNPs and CNCs is in the range of 0.067%-0.4% w/w AgNPs: 7-8% w/w CNCs, and wherein the cellulose is derived from Syzygium cumini leaves.
US Pat. No. 10,426,811

BANANA FERMENTATION PRODUCT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD AND USE OF THE SAME

TCI CO., LTD., Taipei (T...

1. A banana fermentation product, which is obtained by subjecting a banana pulp juice to a pre-fermentation and then a post-fermentation, wherein the pre-fermentation is conducted in the presence of Streptococcus thermophiles DSMZ 28121 strain and Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 4126T strain and the post-fermentation is conducted in the presence of at least one of Acetobacter aceti TISTR 102 strain and Acetobacter aceti DSMZ 3508 strain, and wherein, the pre-fermentation is conducted at 30° C.±1° C. for 72 hours, and the post-fermentation is conducted at 30° C.±1° C. for 21 days.
US Pat. No. 10,428,347

HERBICIDE-DETOXIFYING ENZYMES AND USES THEREOF

Spogen Biotech Inc., St....

1. A composition comprising a carrier and an enzyme that comprises an amino acid sequence having 100% identity to SEQ ID NO: 251, wherein:the carrier comprises a preservative, a bactericide or a combination thereof; and/or
the composition further comprises a co-factor regenerating enzyme.
US Pat. No. 10,426,812

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ORTHOPEDIC AILMENTS

K.L.R.M., LLC, San Pedro...

1. A method for treatment of bone fractures, loss of bone mineral content or bone density, comprising:administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of a composition over a sufficient period of time that results in an increase in bone formation and/or prevents a decrease in bone mineral density, wherein the composition comprises ginger or a ginger derivative, Muira puama, Paullinia cupana, and at least one of the consisting of L-arginine and L-citrulline that stimulates osteoblasts to increases production of NOS, nitric oxide production and cGMP resulting in bone formation.
US Pat. No. 10,427,068

WATER DISTILLING AND PURIFYING UNIT AND VARIANTS THEREOF

1. A method for distilling water, comprising:moving raw water into an evaporator;
pumping water into a liquid-driven condensing ejector;
discharging water vapor from a vapor outlet of the evaporator into a gas inlet of the condensing ejector;
condensing the water vapor into liquid in the ejector
conducting fluid from an outlet of the ejector into a heat exchanger; and
transferring heat from fluid conducted from the condensing ejector in the heat exchanger to the raw water entering the evaporator, wherein the fluid conducted from the condensing ejector that is pumped into the liquid-driven jet ejector as motive fluid is cooled in the heat exchanger.
US Pat. No. 10,428,092

PROCESS OF PRODUCING PHOSPHINOTHRICIN EMPLOYING NITRILASES

Strategic Enzyme Applicat...

1. An isolated nucleic acid molecule encoding an enzyme having nitrilase activity and catalyzing the hydrolysis of —CN to —COX, wherein X is —OH or —NH2, wherein the nucleic acid molecule comprises a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 3, SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 5, and SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,427,069

PROCESS FOR UPGRADING BIOMASS DERIVED PRODUCTS USING LIQUID-LIQUID EXTRACTION

Inaeris Technologies, LLC...

1. A method comprising:a) contacting an extraction solvent with a first mixture to form a second mixture comprising an extract and a raffinate, said first mixture comprising process water that has been separated from reaction products comprising (1) bio-oil and (2) said process water, wherein said reaction products are produced from catalytic conversion of biomass at temperatures ranging from 300° C. to 1000° C., and wherein said process water comprises water and biomass derived carbon containing compounds including organics A and organics B, and further wherein:
said organics A comprise compounds selected from the group consisting of i) aldehydes, ii) ketones having from 3 to 4 carbon atoms per molecule, iii) carboxylic acids having from 2 to 3 carbon atoms per molecule, and iv) combinations thereof,
said organics B comprise compounds having at least four carbon atoms per molecule wherein said organics B are substantially free of: i) aldehydes, ii) ketones having from 3 to 4 carbon atoms per molecule, and iii) carboxylic acids having from 2 to 3 carbon atoms per molecule,
said extract and said raffinate are immiscible,
said extract comprises substantially all of said extraction solvent and substantially all of said organics B,
said raffinate comprises substantially all of said water and substantially all of said organics A, and
said extraction solvent has a dipole moment greater than about 1.0 debye, a density less than about 1.0, a water solubility at 20° C. of less than about 2.5 g/100 ml of water, and a boiling point in the range of from about 90 to about 300° F.;
b) separating said second mixture thereby forming an intermediate product stream comprising at least a portion of said extract and a waste water stream comprising substantially all of said raffinate, wherein said wastewater stream comprises less than about 0.5 wt % of said organics B; and
c) removing at least a portion of said extraction solvent from said intermediate product stream forming a recovered extraction solvent and a bio-oil product.
US Pat. No. 10,426,814

CHEMICAL REPROGRAMMING OF HUMAN GLIAL CELLS INTO NEURONS FOR BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD REPAIR

The Penn State Research F...

1. A method for generating neurons in the brain of an individual, wherein the individual is a mammal, comprising administering to the individual a combination of compounds that comprise at least four of compounds or functional analogs thereof or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein the compounds are:i) LDN193189
ii) CHIR99021,
iii) N-[(3,5-Difluorophenyl)acetyl]-L-alany-2-phenyl]glycine-I,1-methylethyl ester (DAPT), and
iv) SB431542,wherein the administering the compounds is cell and virus free, and wherein the administering is sufficient such that the neurons are generated.
US Pat. No. 10,428,350

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE ACTIVATION OF GAMMA-DELTA T-CELLS

American Gene Technologie...

1. A method of treating a cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering or having administered a therapeutically-effective amount of an immunotherapy-based composition to the subject, wherein the immunotherapy-based composition is obtained from an immunotherapy-based viral delivery system comprising:(i) at least one helper plasmid comprising DNA sequences for expressing a functional protein derived from each of a gag, pol, and rev gene;
(ii) an envelope plasmid comprising a DNA sequence for expressing an envelope protein capable of infecting a target cell; and
(iii) a therapeutic vector comprising:
at least one encoded shRNA that, when expressed, inhibits production of farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FDPS) or,
at least one encoded microRNA that, when expressed, inhibits production of farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FDPS).
US Pat. No. 10,429,378

METHODS OF DIFFERENTIATING PREADIPOCYTES AND USES THEREOF

Board Of Supervisors Of L...

1. A method of transdifferentiating mammalian preadipocytes, the method comprising:(a) culturing mammalian preadipocytes;
(b) infecting the mammalian preadipocytes with a viral vector encoding Oct4 such that the mammalian preadipocytes overexpress Oct4;
(c) culturing the infected cells until about 100% confluent;
(d) subculturing the cells of step (c), wherein subculturing comprises seeding at least a portion of the cells onto a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder cell layer;
(e) expanding the cells seeded onto the feeder layer of step (d) for a period of time sufficient to produce a population of cells which produce glucagon and which express a pancreatic alpha cell marker gene selected from the group consisting of CGC, CNTN1, PCSK1, PDK4, RGS4, IRX2, LPPR4, LOXL2, KCTD12, KL, and any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,426,816

METHODS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS

Institut National de la S...

1. A method of treating an acute respiratory tract infection comprising administering to a subject that has an acute respiratory tract infection caused by Streptococcus pneumonia a therapeutically effective amount of a TLR5 agonist, wherein the TLR5 agonist consists of a flagellin polypeptide, and wherein said TLR5 agonist is administered topically by intranasal administration or pulmonary administration.
US Pat. No. 10,429,379

AUTOANTIGENS FOR DIAGNOSIS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORP...

1. A method of treating rheumatoid arthritis in a subject comprising:(a) receiving the results of an assay that indicates an increase in the level of IFN? secretion and/or T cell proliferation following contact of a biological sample from the subject with one or more of filamin-A and N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulfatase whole protein or polypeptide fragments compared with an appropriate control sample; or
(b) receiving the results of an assay that indicates an increase in the level of immunocomplexes following contact of a biological sample from the subject with one or more of filamin-A and N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulfatase, whole protein or polypeptide fragments compared to an appropriate control sample; and
(c) administering to the subject one or more of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs), a steroid, a disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), adalimumab, etanercept, abatacept, anakinra, cimzia, golimumab, infliximab, tocilizumab and tofacitinib.
US Pat. No. 10,426,817

TREATMENT OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AND OTHER EYE DISEASES WITH APOLIPOPROTEIN MIMETICS

MacRegen, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method of treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), comprising administering to a human subject afflicted with AMD a therapeutically effective amount of an apolipoprotein (apo) mimetic, wherein the apo mimetic is administered locally to, into, in or around the eye in a total dose from 1 mg±10% to 10 mg±10% over a period of 6 months.
US Pat. No. 10,428,353

PRODUCTION OF PRODUCTS WITH FAVOURABLE GHG EMISSION REDUCTIONS FROM CELLULOSIC FEEDSTOCKS

Iogen Corporation, Ottaw...

1. A process for producing a transportation or heating fuel comprising the steps of:(i) treating a cellulosic feedstock in one or more processing steps that release extractives comprising acetic acid, acetate or a combination thereof from the feedstock;
(ii) conducting a solids-liquid separation on a process stream comprising the extractives and solids, thereby producing an aqueous stream comprising the extractives and a solids stream comprising insoluble components;
(iii) feeding at least a portion of the aqueous stream comprising one or more of the extractives to an anaerobic digester to produce a crude biogas that comprises carbon dioxide;
(iv) removing at least 80 wt % of the carbon dioxide present in the crude biogas to produce a purified biogas;
(v) carrying out or causing one or more parties to carry out a process comprising subjecting solids from at least one stream selected from the solids stream comprising the insoluble components and a stream derived therefrom to a thermal process to produce a fuel or fuel intermediate;
(vi) introducing the purified biogas produced in step (iv) to a pipeline and causing withdrawal of an amount of methane from said pipeline corresponding to an amount of the purified biogas introduced to the pipeline;
(vii) providing one or more products obtained or derived from step (v), step (vi) or a combination thereof for use as a transportation or heating fuel; and
(viii) generating or causing generation of a renewable fuel credit with respect to said one or more products.
US Pat. No. 10,429,380

DEVICE COMPRISING A HYDROGEL HAVING A GLUCOSE-BINDING PROTEIN AND A LIGAND OF THE GLUCOSE-BINDING PROTEIN INCORPORATED THEREIN

EyeSense AG, Basel (CH)

1. A device comprising a hydrogel having a glucose-binding protein and a ligand of the glucose-binding protein incorporated therein, wherein the hydrogel comprises:(a) a first hydrogel matrix made of alginate; and
(b) a second hydrogel matrix which forms an interpenetrating network within the first hydrogel matrix, wherein the second hydrogel matrix is formed simultaneously with or sequentially to the first hydrogel matrix, and wherein the first and second hydrogel matrix cannot be separated unless covalent bonds or ionic bonds are broken.
US Pat. No. 10,428,098

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING AND USING RUTHENIUM AND OSMIUM COMPLEXES

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

2. A process for preparing an [M(Y)2(L)2(L2)] complex, the process comprising the step of:reacting an [M(Y)2(L)2] complex with L2 in a polar aprotic solvent;
wherein:
M is ruthenium or osmium;
Y is a carboxylate ligand;
L is a monodentate phosphorus ligand; and
L2 is a bidentate N,N ligand comprising two nitrogen-containing groups.
US Pat. No. 10,428,354

ALTERED HOST CELL PATHWAY FOR IMPROVED ETHANOL PRODUCTION

DANISCO US INC, Palo Alt...

1. A recombinant yeast cell comprising at least one heterologous nucleic acid encoding one or more polypeptide having:i) phosphoketolase activity;
ii) phosphotransacetylase activity; and
iii) acetylating acetaldehyde dehydrogenase activity,
wherein said cell does not comprise a heterologous modified xylose reductase gene,
wherein said cell is capable of increased ethanol production from glucose in a fermentation process when compared to the yeast cell without the at least one heterologous nucleic acid, and
wherein the polypeptide having phosphoketolase activity has the amino acid of SEQ ID NO: 57, the polypeptide having acetylating acetaldehyde dehydrogenase activity has the amino acid of SEQ ID NO: 32, and the polypeptide having phophotransacetylase activity is the phophotransacetylase from Lactobacillus plantarum.

US Pat. No. 10,433,294

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNAL OF V2X TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a synchronization signal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a secondary synchronization signal; and
transmitting the generated secondary synchronization signal,
wherein the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted only in subframe 5 among subframe 0 to subframe 9, when the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted by a V-UE (vehicle user equipment), and
wherein the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted only in the subframe 0 among the subframe 0 to the subframe 9, when the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted by a D2D (Device-to-Device) UE.

US Pat. No. 10,433,292

LTE CHANNEL ACCESS OVER UNLICENSED BANDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

12. A base station for wireless communications, comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable by the processor to:
perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) at the base station associated with a first radio access technology (RAT) to determine availability of a shared spectrum,
transmit, by the base station, a first waveform to user equipments (UEs) associated with the first RAT over the shared spectrum when a determination is made that the shared spectrum is available, the first waveform comprising a first component configured to be readable by a first device associated with a second RAT different from the first RAT and a second component configured to be readable by a second device associated with the first RAT, the first component comprising a first allocation of resources for the second RAT and the second component comprising a second allocation of resources for the first RAT; and
receive, at the base station, a second waveform from one or more of the UEs associated with the first RAT, the second waveform being transmitted responsive to the first waveform and being received over the shared spectrum and being configured to indicate that the respective UE has channel access over the shared spectrum to receive data from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,291

DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION WINDOW DETECTION AND DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:receiving a user equipment (UE) measurement report from a UE that includes information regarding a discovery reference signal (DRS) of a neighbor cell;
determining, based at least in part on the UE measurement report, one or more parameters associated with a DRS transmission window of the neighbor cell; and
transmitting a message that includes a DRS measurement timing configuration (DMTC) to the UE, wherein the DMTC is based at least in part on the one or more parameters associated with the DRS transmission window of the neighbor cell determined based at least in part on the UE measurement report.

US Pat. No. 10,433,290

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for sending information in a communications system, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (HE), a radio resource control (RRC) configuration signaling from a base station carrying indication information instructing the HE to perform spatial bundling on hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information, wherein the spatial bundling is an AND logical operation on the HARQ ACK/NACK information, and the HARQ ACK/NACK information comprises two bits corresponding to two codewords of a carrier;
performing, by the UE, according to the indication information, the spatial bundling on the HARQ ACK/NACK information by performing the AND logical operation on the two bits of the HARQ ACK/NACK information to determine bundled HARQ information, wherein the bundled HARQ information comprises 1-hit ACK/NACK information; and
sending, by the HE, the bundled HARQ information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource.

US Pat. No. 10,433,289

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD WHICH UTILIZES A FIRST FRAME INCLUDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION RESOURCE INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:communication circuitry configured to:
transmit a first frame comprising wireless communication resource information in which resources selectable as uplink resources are specified from a plurality of resources and attribute information related to transmission of a second frame; and
receive the second frame transmitted as a response to the first frame,
wherein the second frame is transmitted using at least one resource selected from the selectable resources specified in the first frame on the basis of the attribute information, and
wherein the resource information comprises information related to a frequency resource and information related to a spatial stream.

US Pat. No. 10,433,285

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A first electronic device for executing a control command, the first electronic device comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with a second electronic device or a server;
a memory configured to store a grouping table, wherein the grouping table is configured by mapping each control command with at least one second electronic device, and each of the control commands is to be executed by a mapped second device; and
a controller configured to:
receive a control command from the server, wherein the control command is one of a silent mode transition command, a vibration mode transition command, airplane mode transition command, or a display brightness adjustment command;
identify whether the received control command is in the grouping table;
identify whether the first electronic device is a master electronic device, in case of the received control command being in the grouping table;
transmit the control command to the at least one second electronic device mapped to the control command, in case of the first electronic device being the master electronic device; and
execute the received control command, in case of the first electronic device being the master electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,284

BEARER MANAGEMENT FOR PROSE DIRECT DISCOVERY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:sending, from a user equipment (UE), a connection request that indicates a service type and that includes an information element (IE), wherein the IE indicates at least one bearer of a set of bearers that is to be suspended for communications of the indicated service type and an evolved packet system (EPS) bearer context status IE that indicates a subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active and the connection request comprises an extended service request (ESR) indicating the service type and wherein the IE comprises the evolved packet system (EPS) bearer context status IE that indicates a subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active and an extended service request (ESR) indicating the service type;
establishing the set of bearers;
suspending at least one bearer of the set of bearers after sending the connection request, the at least one suspended bearer comprising the at least one bearer indicated by the IE included in the connection request sent by the UE;
receiving, at the UE, a message in response to the ESR that establishes at least one radio bearer corresponding to a respective EPS bearer of the subset indicated by the EPS bearer context status IE to be active, and wherein suspending comprises locally suspending each EPS bearer of the set of bearers for which no corresponding radio bearer is established;
sending, from the UE, a second ESR that indicates a second service type and includes a second EPS bearer context status IE that indicates a second subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active;
receiving, at the UE, a second message in response to the second ESR that establishes at least one radio bearer, each radio bearer corresponding to a respective EPS bearer indicated by the second EPS bearer context status IE to be active; and
activating from suspension each respective EPS bearer for which a corresponding radio bearer is established.

US Pat. No. 10,433,283

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH DIVISION AND RESOURCE BLOCK ALLOCATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting a bandwidth portion assignment to indicate an assignment of at least one first bandwidth portion of a plurality of bandwidth portions within an available bandwidth to a given first numerology, the given first numerology having an associated first OFDM subcarrier spacing and first symbol duration, the plurality of bandwidth portions having at least one second bandwidth portion that is assigned to a second numerology, the second numerology having an associated second OFDM subcarrier spacing and second symbol duration, and the first OFDM subcarrier spacing differing from the second OFDM subcarrier spacing by a factor of 2n, where n?0.

US Pat. No. 10,433,282

NARROW BANDWIDTH OPERATION IN LTE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting wideband downlink information to a first set of user equipments (UEs), the wideband downlink information comprising control information and data;
determining a starting symbol of an effective data region for narrowband downlink information for a second set of UEs, the starting symbol selected from a plurality of symbols, such that the starting symbol is semi-statically configured, and the starting symbol indicated to the second set of UEs prior to transmitting the narrowband downlink information;
disabling intra-subframe hopping and/or inter-subframe hopping to maintain narrowband transmissions for the second set of UEs; and
transmitting the narrowband downlink information to the second set of UEs operating in a narrower bandwidth than a bandwidth of the first set of UEs, the narrowband downlink information comprising control information and data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,281

D2D OPERATION METHOD PERFORMED BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) in network coverage and comprising:receiving resource information for a D2D resource and specific information;
performing the D2D communication on the D2D resource based on the resource information and the specific information,
wherein the UE determines whether the D2D resource information acquired in one radio resource control (RRC) state is also applicable in another RRC state based on whether the specific information is broadcasted or not,
wherein the RRC state is a RRC idle state or a RRC connected state;
when the specific information is broadcasted, determining that the D2D resource information acquired in the RRC idle state is also applicable in the RRC connected state; and
when the specific information is not broadcasted but is provided based on 4a UE dedicated signal, determining that the D2D resource information acquired in the RRC connected state is also applicable in the RRC idle state, the UE dedicated signal being a RRC connection release message or a RRC connection reconfiguration message.

US Pat. No. 10,433,280

SELECTING MODULES FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

III Holdings 1, LLC, Wil...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a first antenna coupled to a first radio frequency (RF) receive chain that includes a first analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a first frequency downconverter;
a second antenna coupled to a second RF receive chain that includes a second ADC and a second frequency downconverter;
a processor that includes a plurality of processing modules, wherein each of the plurality of processing modules is configured to communicate with the first RF receive chain and the second RF receive chain; and
wherein the first RF receive chain and the second RF receive chain are activated based on a maximum power consumption of the wireless communication device;
wherein the processor is configured to determine a hardware arrangement to facilitate performance and meet functionality of the wireless communication device for communication with a network;
wherein the hardware arrangement includes the first antenna or the first antenna and the second antenna, a first processing module and a second processing module, the first processing module including a single processing technique, the second processing module including first and second processing techniques;
wherein a first beam of a plurality of beams is selected for reception and transmission weights are selected for the first and second antenna based on the selected first beam and a first power control algorithm is selected from a plurality of power control algorithms for setting a transmission power level for a transmission using the selected transmission weights.

US Pat. No. 10,433,279

METHOD OF RECEIVING SINGLE-CELL MULTICAST DATA AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of receiving single-cell multicast data by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving carrier information for Single Cell-Multicast Control Channel (SC-MCCH) reception through system information;
monitoring SC-MCCH scheduling information on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) based on the carrier information; and
receiving an SC-MCCH on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) based on the monitored SC-MCCH scheduling information,
wherein the UE is configured to access a network service having a channel bandwidth limited to about 200 kHz or lower or to operate in a bandwidth limited to 6 physical resource blocks (PRBs),
wherein the SC-MCCH scheduling information is identified using a Single-Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (SC-RNTI), and
wherein the system information corresponds to system information block type 20 (SystemInformationBlockType20).

US Pat. No. 10,433,278

METHODS AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING AND PROCESSING SUB-FRAME RESOURCE

1. A method for allocating sub-frame resource, comprising:under the condition that a Multicast Channel (MCH) Scheduling Period (MSP) exceeds a Common Sub-frame allocation Period (CSP), determining an allocation manner for allocating Multicast Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frame resources to each MCH and a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) in the MCH; and
notifying User Equipment (UE) of the allocation manner;
wherein determining the allocation manner for allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources to each MCH and the MBMS in the MCH comprises:
allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources for the MBMSs to each MCH in the MSP; and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a part of MCHs in the MSP exceeds a preset threshold value, adding indication information to a corresponding position where the number of the MBSFN sub-frames allocated to the part of MCHs reaches the preset threshold value, and starting recounting of other MBSFN sub-frames after the position, wherein a number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is a difference value between a number of all MBSFN sub-frames comprised in the MBSFN sub-frame resources and the preset threshold value, and if the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames still exceeds the preset threshold value, indication information is added to corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time and the other MBSFN sub-frames after the positions are recounted until the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is lower than the preset threshold value; or
allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources for the MBMSs to each MCH in the MSP; and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a part of MCHs in the MSP exceeds a preset threshold value, starting recounting of other MBSFN sub-frames after a corresponding position where the number of the MBSFN sub-frames allocated to the part of MCHs reaches the preset threshold value according to an agreement premade with the UE, wherein a number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is a difference value between a number of all MBSFN sub-frames comprised in the MBSFN sub-frame resources and the preset threshold value, and if the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames still exceeds the preset threshold value, the other MBSFN sub-frames after corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time are recounted until the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is lower than the preset threshold value, and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a single MBMS exceeds the preset threshold value, other MBSFN sub-frames after corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time are recounted.

US Pat. No. 10,433,275

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING MOBILE DEVICES IN A FIFTH GENERATION WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method at a user equipment (UE) for supporting location of the UE with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Fifth Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) wireless access, the method comprising:receiving a first Long Term Evolution (LTE) Positioning Protocol (LPP) message from a location server, wherein the first LPP message comprises a location request and is received via a serving 5G base station;
obtaining at least one location measurement based on the first LPP message, wherein the at least one location measurement comprises a measurement for a Radio Access Technology (RAT)-independent position method or a measurement for an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) position method;
determining location information based on the at least one location measurement; and
sending a second LPP message to the location server, wherein the second LPP message comprises the location information and is sent via the serving 5G base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,273

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES BASED ON REGISTRATION REQUESTS

1. A network server, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a first international mobile subscriber identity associated with a registration request that is directed to a registration function server by a first communication device;
determining that the first international mobile subscriber identity is included in a group of international mobile subscriber identities that are shared with other communication devices, wherein the group of international mobile subscriber identities are configured to be utilized in registration for communication services;
determining that the first communication device is not associated with a particular location; and
reassigning, via an over-the-air interface, a second international mobile subscriber identity to the first communication device, wherein the over-the-air interface utilizes a transport key that is stored by the first communication device and is not stored by a second communication device that shares the first international mobile subscriber identity.

US Pat. No. 10,433,271

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION AND REDUCING BATTERY POWER CONSUMPTION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving discontinuous reception (DRX) control information from a wireless network, the DRX control information indicating a time interval that the WTRU should monitor a downlink control channel;
receiving a control message on the downlink control channel while monitoring the downlink control channel according to the DRX control information, wherein the control message is associated with an identifier of the WTRU, the control message indicating that the WTRU should transmit a random access preamble to the wireless network;
transmitting the random access preamble to the wireless network in response to receiving the control message; and
receiving a timing adjustment command from the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,270

SYNCHRONIZATION FOR BATTERY POWERED IOT NETWORKS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by an Internet of Things (IoT) device, a plurality of IoT devices associated with a wireless IoT network, wherein the IoT device is configured as a coordinator for the wireless IoT network;
determining, by the IoT device, a clock error rate associated with the wireless IoT network;
determining, by the IoT device, a last synchronization time;
determining, by the IoT device, a data time period during which one or more of the plurality of IoT devices are expected to send data to the IoT device;
setting, by the IoT device, a wakeup time period for the IoT device based on the determined clock error rate, the determined last synchronization time, and the determined data time period;
entering, by the IoT device, a sleep mode;
exiting, by the IoT device, the sleep mode when the wakeup time period begins; and
performing, by the IoT device, a clock synchronization between the IoT device and at least one of the plurality of IoT devices during the wakeup time period.

US Pat. No. 10,433,269

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED BACKHAUL AND WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A relay node (RN) comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a second node, a synchronization signal burst comprising a plurality of synchronization signal blocks, each of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks transmitted using a set of channel resources; and
a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
measure the received plurality of synchronization signal blocks;
identify, based at least in part on measurement of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks, at least one of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks to monitor as a synchronization reference for the second node; and
select a set of channel resources for use to transmit an RN synchronization signal to at least one third node, the selected set of channel resources comprising at least one other synchronization signal block from the synchronization signal burst.

US Pat. No. 10,433,268

CALCULATING TIMING OFFSET IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a device in a cellular communications network, the method comprising:detecting a timing signal from a serving base station;
obtaining timing information from at least one other base station;
setting a value for a transmission time offset based on the detected timing signal from the serving base station and the timing information obtained from the at least one other base station; and
transmitting signals to the serving base station using the set value for the transmission time offset, wherein transmitting the signals to the serving base station comprises transmitting the signals to the serving base station with a power that is determined based on an uncertainty in the set value for the transmission time offset.

US Pat. No. 10,433,267

SATELLITE LINK BUDGET COMMAND INTERFACE TOOL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for commanding a space vehicle (SV), the method comprising:determining, by at least one processor, a transmitter output power for a control word (CW) at a particular temperature for a transmitter on the SV,
wherein the particular temperature of the transmitter is a temperature prediction based on on-orbit operations;
generating, by the at least one processor, a transmitter uplink command by using the transmitter output power;
transmitting, by at least one antenna, a transmitter uplink command signal comprising the transmitter uplink command to the SV; and
adjusting the transmitter to provide an output power according to the transmitter uplink command.

US Pat. No. 10,433,265

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER OF SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to transmit a sounding reference signal to a base station in a wireless communication system supporting eIMTA (Enhanced Interference Management and Traffic Adaptation), the method comprising:receiving a higher layer signaling regarding configuration of a first subframe set and a second subframe set; and
transmitting the sounding reference signal to the base station on subframe ‘i’,
wherein the ‘i’ is a subframe number and an integer equal to or greater than 0,
wherein transmission power of the sounding reference signal transmitted on the subframe ‘i’ is determined based on fc(i) for the first subframe set, and fc(0)(i) for the second subframe set,
wherein the fc(i) is a current physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) power control adjustment state for serving cell ‘c’ in subframe ‘i’ belonging to the first subframe set, and the)fc(0)(i) is a current PUSCH power control adjustment state for serving cell ‘c’ in subframe ‘i’ belonging to the second subframe set, and
wherein the fc(i) is separately accumulated from a value of a previous subframe belonging to the first subframe set while the fc(0)(i) is separately accumulated from a value of a previous subframe belonging to the second subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,433,264

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, TRANSMISSION POWER ALLOCATION METHOD AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. A node for controlling power allocated within a network, the node being a master in the network, and the network having a plurality of channels used by a primary system for communication, the node comprising:a first communication interface comprising an interface between the node and a server;
a second communication interface comprising one or more wireless interfaces between the node and respective ones of one or more other nodes, the one or more other nodes being slaves of the node;
a memory in which a program is stored; and
a processor to operate according to the program stored in the memory to:
receive from the server information indicating transmission power allocation for one or more of the plurality of channels selected for use as part of a secondary system, the transmission power allocation being dependent on a path loss between a reference point of the primary system and the secondary system, the path loss being dependent on a distance between the reference point of the primary system and the secondary system and on one or more frequencies respectively allocated to the one or more of the plurality of channels selected for use as part of the secondary system, and the reference point being determined according to position data for a service area of the primary system and being a point at which interference in the primary system due to the secondary system is the harshest, and
set the transmission power of the node within a transmission power range indicated by the received information indicating transmission power allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,433,261

SELF-OPTIMIZING DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM USING SOFT FREQUENCY REUSE

Dali Systems Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method of determining a transmission power of a digital remote unit (DRU) in a distributed antenna system (DAS), the method comprising:a) setting a transmission power level for the DRU;
b) determining a key performance indicator related to a number of satisfied users at the transmission power;
c) iteratively adjusting a transmission power level for the DRU to increase the key performance indicator related to the number of satisfied users; and
d) setting the transmission power level for the DRU at an iterated power level.

US Pat. No. 10,433,260

ANTENNA-PARAMETER CONTROL IN A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:one or more antenna nodes configured to couple, via a cable having a length, to an antenna module; and
an interface circuit communicatively coupled to the one or more antenna nodes, wherein the electronic device is configured to:
provide, via the interface circuit, electrical signals intended for the antenna module, wherein the electrical signals correspond to an output transmit-power level at the interface circuit;
receive, via the interface circuit, feedback from the antenna module about an input transmit-power level at the antenna module and an orientation of an antenna in the antenna module;
determine a modified output transmit-power level based on the input transmit-power level at the antenna module and the orientation; and
provide, via the interface circuit, modified electrical signals intended for the antenna module, wherein the modified electrical signals correspond to the modified output transmit-power level at the interface circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,433,258

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating control information including hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) bit(s) and a scheduling request (SR) bit;
setting a transmit power for the PUCCH signal based on a parameter nSR; and
transmitting the PUCCH signal including the control information based on the transmit power at a subframe configured for SR transmission,
wherein nSR is a parameter having a value of 0 or 1 based on whether or not the UE has any associated transport block for an uplink shared channel (UL-SCH) with regard to the subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,433,257

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

16. A network device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, storing processor-readable instructions which when executed causes the processor to implement operations including:
determining that user equipment is to send first uplink control information on a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and in a subframe i, wherein the first uplink control information comprises channel state information (CSI), a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK), and/or a scheduling request (SR);
determining transmit power for sending the first uplink control information on the first PUCCH and in the subframe i, wherein the transmit power is a sum of a base power adjustment value and any one of a first power adjustment value, a second power adjustment value, a third power adjustment value, a fourth power adjustment value, or a fifth power adjustment value; and
receiving the first uplink control information that is sent by the user equipment on the first PUCCH by using power that is not greater than the transmit power, wherein
(a) the first power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to a quantity of bits of the first uplink control information,
(b) the second power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the bits of the first uplink control information and a quantity of resources of the first PUCCH,
(c) the third power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH and a ratio of the quantity of the bits of the first uplink control information to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH,
(d) the fourth power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH, and
(e) the fifth power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH and a ratio of a quantity of bits of second uplink control information to a quantity of resources occupied on the first PUCCH by the second uplink control information, or the fifth power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH and a ratio of a quantity of bits of the second uplink control information to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH, wherein the second uplink control information is a subset of the first uplink control information; and
the base power adjustment value comprises a sum of PO_PUCCH and PLc, or the base power adjustment value comprises a sum of PO_PUCCH and ?c·PLc, wherein
PO_PUCCH is a value configured for the user equipment by the network device using higher layer signaling;
PLc is a path loss that is determined by the user equipment and that is of a downlink of a cell c in which the first PUCCH is located; and
?c is a path loss factor that is configured for the user equipment by the network device and that is of the cell c in which the first PUCCH is located.

US Pat. No. 10,433,256

APPLICATION CONTROL METHOD AND APPLICATION CONTROL DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An application control method of a mobile terminal, comprising steps of:acquiring M running applications on the mobile terminal, wherein M is a positive integer;
acquiring user habit data related to closing at least one application within the M running applications; and
closing the at least one application within the M running applications according to the user habit data related to closing the at least one application;
wherein the acquiring user habit data related to closing at least one application comprises:
acquiring P closing records for closing the at least one application within the M running applications within a preset period of time, wherein P is an integer greater than 1;
classifying the P closing records according to an application ID to obtain Q application classes, wherein Q is an integer greater than 1; and
acquiring a closing control parameter for each of the Q application classes as the user habit data;
wherein the closing control parameter comprises a closing time and a closing priority for each of the Q application classes;
wherein acquiring a closing control parameter for each of the Q application classes as the user habit data comprises:
analyzing all closing times corresponding to each of the Q application classes to obtain a closing time corresponding to each of the Q application classes; and
determining, according to a closing frequency and power consumption for each of the Q application classes, a closing priority corresponding to each of the Q application classes.

US Pat. No. 10,433,255

CONTROL OF REPORTING A DEVICE'S REMAINING BATTERY ENERGY LEVEL

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system comprising a base station that has an established radio-link-layer connection with a user equipment (UE) device, a method of controlling reporting a remaining battery energy level of the UE to the base station, the method comprising:the base station tracking an amount of time in which the UE operates in a radio-link-layer connected mode;
the base station determining that the amount of time in which the UE has operated in the radio-link-layer connected mode has exceeded a predetermined threshold amount of time; and
responsive to determining that the amount of time in which the UE has operated in the radio-link-layer connected mode has exceeded the threshold amount of time, the base station causing the UE to report to the base station the remaining battery energy level of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,433,254

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS OF TIME-DIVISION-DUPLEX (TDD) UPLINK-DOWNLINK (UL-DL) CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed, cause a system to:control communication of a message to share load information in an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) time-division-duplexing (TDD) long term evolution (LTE) or LTE advanced (LTE-A) cellular system, the message having a first information element (IE) to indicate a cell identifier for a first wireless communication cell, a second IE to indicate uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration information intended to be used by the first wireless communication cell, and a third IE to indicate a cell identifier for a second wireless communication cell; and
send the message over a communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,433,253

POWER MANAGEMENT MODE TRANSITION FOR WAKE UP RECEIVER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a non-access point (AP) station (non-AP STA), the apparatus comprising:memory; and
processing circuitry to:
encode a first frame for transmission to an AP via a primary connectivity radio of the non-AP STA, the first frame indicating that the non-AP STA is a wake-up radio (WUR) non-AP STA, the first frame indicating WUR capabilities of the non-AP STA;
encode a second frame for transmission to the AP via the primary connectivity radio, the second frame indicating that a wake-up radio (WUR) receiver (WURx) of the non-AP STA is entering a power management mode, the second frame including a WUR mode element indicating whether the WURx is in an active state or a power-save state, wherein for the power save state the second frame further indicating duty cycle timing of the WURx,
wherein when the WURx is in the power-save state of the power management mode, the processing circuitry configures the WURx to transition between an awake and a doze state in accordance with the duty cycle timing,
wherein when the WURx is in the active state of the power management mode, the processing circuitry configures the WURx to remain in the awake state and not transition between the awake and the doze states, and
wherein when the non-AP STA is in the power management mode, the primary connectivity radio is configured to be in a doze state;
enable the WURx to receive a WUR wake-up frame from the AP when the WURx is in the awake state; and
in response to receipt of the WUR wake-up frame, configure the primary connectivity radio to transition from the doze state to an awake state.

US Pat. No. 10,433,252

OPTIMIZING TARGET WAKE-UP TIME (TWT) OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to generate one or more first frames that, collectively, include a set of parameters defining at least one broadcast target wake-up time (TWT) schedule and an assignment of one or more wireless nodes to one or more TWT groups to be serviced in different TWT service periods (SPs) associated with the at least one broadcast TWT schedule wherein the processing system is further configured to generate at least one second frame comprising an indication, for each of the TWT SPs, of one or more wireless nodes of a TWT group to be serviced;
a first interface configured to output the one or more first frames for transmission, the first interface being further configured to output the at least one second frame for transmission; and
a second interface configured to obtain at least a third frame from one of the one or more wireless nodes of the TWT group to be serviced, in response to the at least one second frame; and
wherein the processing system is further configured to service wireless nodes from which third frames are received by the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,433,251

POWER SAVING IN WLAN STATIONS USING DATA ACCUMULATION AT AN ACCESS POINT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a wireless device, a data accumulation request to an access node of a wireless network, wherein the data accumulation request comprises at least one downlink accumulation rule for accumulating downlink data, and the at least one downlink accumulation rule comprises at least one parameter of the following parameters: a minimum transmission unit for downlink data transmission and a minimum duration for buffering data for downlink data transmission;
receiving a message from the access node, wherein the message comprises a traffic indication map which indicates whether there is downlink data satisfying the at least one downlink accumulation rule in the access node for the wireless device; and
upon detecting that there is downlink data satisfying the at least one downlink accumulation rule in the access node, triggering a service period for receiving the downlink data from the access node.

US Pat. No. 10,433,249

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SWITCHING A TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for synchronized switching of a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) between at least two different TTI lengths, the method comprising:transmitting a report comprising a measured received power;
receiving a switching message indicating that the UE is to switch from using TTIs having a first length to using TTIs having a second length, wherein the switching message indicates a number of TTIs after which a switching of a current TTI length value to the different TTI length value is to occur; and,
in response to said switching message, switching from using TTIs having the first length to using TTIs having the second length, in accordance with the indicated number of TTIs.

US Pat. No. 10,433,248

CONNECTION MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a network device, Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are present on a Long Term Evolution, category M1 (LTE Cat-M1) network in an IoT service area with connectivity to a common wireless station;
determining, by the network device, a reporting configuration currently associated with each of the IoT devices, wherein each of the reporting configurations are based on a reporting requirement for an initiation of reporting instances via the LTE Cat-M1 network;
performing, by the network device, an analysis of the reporting configurations to identify at least one of a potential signal loading reduction over the LTE Cat-M1 network or a potential power consumption reduction related to the reporting configuration associated with at least one of the IoT devices, wherein performing the analysis includes:
determining that the reporting configuration for the at least one IoT device schedules the initiation of at least one of the reporting instances at a point in time that coincides with the initiation of the reporting instances scheduled by the reporting configuration for at least a threshold number of the IoT devices;
modifying, by the network device and based on the analysis, the reporting configuration of the at least one IoT device to enable the at least one of the potential signal loading reduction or the potential power consumption reduction, wherein the modified reporting configuration is to apply a starting time offset to the at least one reporting instance; and
transmitting, by the network device and to the at least one IoT device, a message identifying the modified reporting configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,433,247

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising: processing circuitry configured todetermine whether compatibility information regarding presence or absence of a specific function is acquired from a different apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus, the specific function being a compatibility function of understanding a frame for notifying the different apparatus of a function temporary pause period;
in response to determining the compatibility information regarding presence or absence of the specific function is not acquired from the different apparatus, perform control for requesting the different apparatus for the compatibility information regarding presence or absence of the specific function; and
perform control for setting, when at least a part of functions for wireless communication of the information processing apparatus is to be temporarily paused, the function temporary pause period within which at least a part of functions for wireless communication of the different apparatus is to be temporarily paused and perform control for transmitting the frame for notifying the different apparatus of the function temporary pause period, in a case where the different apparatus is determined to have the specific function of understanding the frame based on the compatibility information regarding presence or absence of the specific function.

US Pat. No. 10,433,245

CELL SITE POWER GENERATION

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

1. A system for generating power, comprising:means for communicatively coupling a wireless interface to a back-haul;
means for providing power from a primary power source to the means for communicatively coupling;
means for selectively generating power;
means for storing power, wherein power from the means for selectively generating power is routable to the means for storing power and to the means for communicatively coupling, and wherein power from the means for storing power is routable to the means for communicatively coupling;
multiple means for rectifying power from the means for providing power from a primary power source and from the means for selectively generating power; and
means for controlling the generation, routing, and rectification of power, including means for individually enabling and disabling each of the multiple means for rectifying power based, at least in part, on an availability status of the primary power source.

US Pat. No. 10,433,244

INTER-FREQUENCY CELL RESELECTION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:camping, by a device, on a current cell of a wireless network;
storing, by the device, cell reselection parameters that have values that change in correspondence to a change of remaining battery power of the device;
selecting, by the device, a first set of at least one of one or more candidate frequency bands or one or more candidate frequencies based on a first parameter of the cell reselection parameters, wherein the first parameter indicates at least one of one or more candidate frequency bands or one or more candidate frequencies from which the device can select for cell reselection;
performing, by the device, inter-frequency measurement pertaining to the at least one of the one or more candidate frequency bands or the one or more candidate frequencies;
counting, by the device, a number of inter-frequency measurements performed;
filtering, by the device, a result of the inter-frequency measurement;
determining, by the device, whether a cell reselection criteria has been satisfied based on one or more signal threshold values;
selecting, by the device, a new cell in response to determining that the cell reselection criteria has been met;
entering, by the device, a rest period, based on a second parameter of the cell reselection parameters, in response to selecting the new cell, wherein the second parameter indicates a duration of the rest period when cell reselection is successful; and
determining, by the device, whether to select a second set of at least one of one or more candidate frequency bands or one or more candidate frequencies indicated by the first parameter in response to determining that the cell reselection criteria has not been met.

US Pat. No. 10,433,243

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING AND EXPLOITING THE AVAILABILITY OF MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE INCLUDING A NETWORK OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A Mobile Access Point (MAP) of a vehicle communication network, the MAP comprising:a wireless local area network (WLAN) radio;
a vehicle communication network radio;
a cellular communication network radio; and
at least one module comprising a processor and memory, wherein the at least one module is operable to, at least:
utilize the WLAN radio to provide WLAN communications to one or more first client devices by, at least in part, operating to establish a direct WLAN communication link with each of the one or more first client devices;
utilize the cellular radio to provide cellular communications to one or more second client devices by, at least in part, operating to establish a direct cellular communication link with each of the one or more second client devices; and
utilize the vehicle communication network radio to communicate the provided WLAN communications and the provided cellular communications through the vehicle communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,242

DEVICE AND METHOD WHEREBY ELECTRONIC DEVICE SELECTS WIRELESS NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating an electronic device, the method comprising:identifying a first network and a second network that are accessible;
transmitting, to a first access point of the first network and a second access point of the second network, channel environment information regarding the electronic device;
receiving information on a first Modulation and Coding Selection (MCS) level corresponding to the first network, wherein the first MCS level is determined by the first access point in consideration of the channel environment information;
receiving information on a second MCS level corresponding to the second network, wherein the second MCS level is determined by the second access point in consideration of the channel environment information;
identifying each data transmission rate of the first network and the second network respectively based at least in part on the first MCS level and the second MCS level;
selecting a network to be accessed having a higher data transmission rate based on the identified each transmission rate of the first network and the second network; and
accessing the selected network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,241

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR REGISTERING AND DISCOVERING SERVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for managing a direct association service in a wireless local area network (WLAN), comprising:receiving, by an access point (AP), a direct association service request frame from a first station (STA), wherein the direct association service request frame comprises a service request state and a first service name;
obtaining, by the AP, a second STA device address when the service request state is a first request state, wherein the first request state represents that the first STA wants to obtain a Wi-Fi direct association service;
probing, by the AP, a distance between the first STA and the second STA according to the second STA device address;
querying, by the AP, a direct association service management table of the AP when the distance between the first STA and the second STA is not greater than a direct distance;
recording, by the AP, a first direct association service management information in the direct association service management table of the AP when the first service name and the second STA device address do not exist in the direct association service management table of the AP; and
sending, by the AP, a first direct association service response frame to the first STA, wherein the first direct association service response frame comprises the second STA device address.

US Pat. No. 10,433,240

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for accessing to a network, comprising:using a mobile communication terminal having a processor and a memory storing a plurality of program instructions executed by the processor to determine a location of a mobile communication terminal according to an iconic building that sits on the location;
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to scan a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) protocol broadcast channel recorded in the mobile communication terminal if a network identity of a public land mobile network (PLMN) corresponding to the location is not included in a first equivalent public land mobile network (EPLMN) list stored in the memory;
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to extract a second EPLMN list including a plurality of network identities of PLMNs stored in another mobile communication terminal over the BLE protocol broadcast channel, wherein the second EPLMN list is a shared EPLMN list in response to a share request broadcast by the mobile communication terminal;
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to add the plurality of network identities of PLMNs included in the second EPLMN list to the first PLMN list; and
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to detect whether the network identity of the PLMN corresponding to the location is added into the second EPLMN list, and access the network based on the second EPLMN list if the second EPLMN is added with the network identity of the PLMN corresponding to the location, wherein each of the first EPLMN list and the second EPLMN list comprises equivalent PLMNs deployed by different operators, and the equivalent PLMNs stored in the first EPLMN list and the plurality of network identities of PLMNs from the second EPLMN list have a same priority during network searching.

US Pat. No. 10,433,239

CROSS-LAYER OPTIMIZED ADAPTIVE HTTP STREAMING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor comprising logic circuitry which, when executed, defines:
an application function module to interact with an application on a remote device that utilizes dynamic policy and charging control to receive an adaptive multimedia stream;
a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) module coupled to the application function module, wherein the PCRF module implements policy and charging control decisions; and
a policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) module coupled to the PCRF module, wherein the PCEF module enforces policy decisions received from the PCRF;
wherein the remote device provides session information including a media presentation description (MPD) to the application function module to provide the multimedia stream to the remote device at a specified quality of service (QoS) via application function session signaling between the remote device and the application function module, wherein the application function session signaling includes a first mapping between multimedia specific application layer information contained in the MPD and the specified QoS for a radio access network used to deliver the adaptive multimedia stream, and a second mapping between multimedia specific application layer information contained in the MPD and the specified QoS for a core network used to deliver the adaptive multimedia stream, and wherein the adaptive multimedia stream is controlled by the remote device via the MPD; and
wherein the remote device includes a cross-layer adaptation manager to optimize a quality of experience of the multimedia stream received over a network via a hypertext transport protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,433,238

TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTIC INDICATION FOR CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT CONTROL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling connectivity to a cellular radio network, the method comprising:for each of multiple applications configured at a radio device, the radio device determining at least one characteristic of traffic generated by the application; and
in response to one of the applications requiring establishment of a connection of the radio device to the cellular radio network, the radio device sending a request for establishing the connection to the cellular radio network, the request indicating the at least one characteristic corresponding to the application;
wherein the at least one characteristic indicates whether the traffic is expected to form a single burst, and not a sequence of multiple data transfers separated in time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,237

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BEACON-BASED MANAGEMENT OF SHARED RESOURCES

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A server-implemented method comprising:periodically determining, by a server, an availability status associated with each of a plurality of resources in response to receiving location signals from at least one beacon located within each of the plurality of resources, whereby when the server does not receive any location signals associated with a resource, the server determines that resource to be available;
receiving, by the server, from a location-aware device operated by a user, a request to identify availability status of at least one resource of the plurality of resources, wherein the request comprises a device identifier associated with the location-aware device and at least one location signal detected by the location-aware device from the at least one beacon of the at least one resource;
determining, by the server, a current location of the location-aware device based on the device identifier;
determining, by the server, a location of the at least one resource based on a signal strength and a composition comprising a unique identifier of the at least one location signal emitted from the at least one beacon of the at least one resource;
querying, by the server, the database to determine the availability status of the at least one resource corresponding to the current location associated with the location-aware device based on information associated with the at least one location signal;
displaying, by the server, the availability status of the at least one resource, and a map showing a route between the current location of the location-aware device and the location of the at least one resource responsive to the request on the location-aware device;
monitoring, by the server, a presence of the user in the at least one resource based on processing of signals transmitted from the location-aware device of the user; and
when the server determines that the location-aware device has moved out of the at least one resource, transmitting, by the server, instructions to an electrical control system to turn off equipment in the at least one resource.

US Pat. No. 10,433,236

BEACONING IN SMALL WAVELENGTH WIRELESS NETWORKS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication in a mesh network, the apparatus comprising:(a) a wireless communication circuit configured as a station for wirelessly communicating with other wireless communication stations in a mesh network utilizing directional transmission having a plurality of antenna pattern sectors each having different transmission directions;
(b) a processor coupled to said wireless communication circuit; and
(c) a non-transitory memory storing instructions executable by the processor;
(d) wherein said instructions, when executed by the processor operating as a station performing as a beacon master (BM), perform steps comprising:
(i) transmitting a first type of beacon, a network discovery beacon, containing mesh network profile information which identifies said mesh network, to aid network discovery for wireless communication stations to join said mesh network, with said beacon master being an only station allowed to transmit said network discovery beacons on said mesh network; and
(ii) wherein only said beacon master (BM) also performs (A) receiving and processing new beacon master (BM) requests; (B) scheduling a new beacon master (BM) schedule based on received beacon master (BM) requests; (C) updating a steady-state beacon master (BM) sequence; (D) defining scanning receive directions for a new station joining said mesh network; (E) updating discovery beacon scanning directions for peer stations of a new node joining said mesh network;
(iii) transmitting a second type of beacon, a peer beacon, comprising time synchronization and resource management information, to maintain existing links among one or more neighboring peer stations within said mesh network; in which said second type of beacon is transmitted to a reduced number of antenna sector directions, from said plurality of antenna pattern sectors, based on peer locations, with said beacon master being only one of the stations in said mesh network allowed to transmit said peer beacons; and
(iv) wherein active stations in said mesh network become a beacon master (BM) according to a selected sequence, with the sequence remaining valid until a new station becomes discoverable by an existing station of the mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,233

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING POSITION OF ROUTING NODE AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus for determining a position of a routing node, including:a processor, including:
an initializing module configured to generate a 0-th generation routing node deployment scheme set according to a link connection relationship among sensor nodes, a gateway node and deployable routing nodes in a network;
an evaluating module configured to calculate a fitness of each routing node deployment scheme in a j-th generation routing node deployment scheme set, the fitness being a function of a relationship between a minimum cost path, based on a routing cost difference between a first minimum cost path from each sensor node to the gateway node via first routing nodes in a range of routing node positions in the routing node deployment scheme, and a second minimum cost path from each sensor node to the gateway node via second routing nodes in a range of all the deployable routing nodes, and a number of routing nodes of each routing node deployment scheme, j being an integer greater than or equal to 0;
a processing module configured to process the j-th generation routing node deployment scheme set according to the fitness to generate a (j+1)-th generation routing node deployment scheme set; and
a first determining module configured to, when the (j+1)-th generation routing node deployment scheme set satisfies a predetermined condition, select a routing node deployment scheme satisfying the predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,433,232

INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS PRESERVATION IN MOBILE OPERATOR NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a mobile communications network by a routing controller arranged to communicate data packets between a terminal and a packet data network via one or more routers, wherein the one or more routers include routing information for routing data packets, the method comprising:establishing a data packet pathway for communicating data packets between a first Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the terminal and a second IP address associated with the packet data network, the data packet pathway including a first local gateway, wherein a local gateway is a point within the mobile communications network through which all data packets communicated over the data packet pathway from the second IP address to the first IP address pass and the first local gateway allocates the first IP address to the terminal from a pool of IP addresses belonging to the first local gateway;
communicating one or more data packets between the first IP address and the second IP address via the data packet pathway including the first local gateway;
selecting a second local gateway based on a position of the terminal;
updating the routing information of at least one of the routers by replacing the first local gateway with the second local gateway in the data packet pathway while maintaining the first IP address allocated by the first local gateway to the terminal; and
communicating one or more data packets between the first IP address and the second IP address via the data packet pathway including the second local gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,433,230

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR SUPPORTING WIRELESS ROAMING

Cassia Networks Inc., Sa...

1. A method for supporting wireless roaming among coverage areas of a plurality of access points, comprising:detecting, by a first access point of the plurality of access points, signal strength of signals from a client device that is wirelessly connected to the first access point;
comparing the signal strength with a threshold, and if the signal strength is less than the threshold, disconnecting, by the first access point, the client device from the first access point;
transmitting, by the first access point, a signal indicating the disconnection of the client device to an access controller;
updating, by the access controller, connection status information to indicate the disconnection of the client device from the first access point;
transmitting, by the access controller, the connection status information of the client device to the plurality of access points; and
in response to receiving the connection status information that indicates the disconnection of the client device from the first access point, connecting, by a second access point of the plurality of access points, the client device with the second access point of the plurality of access points;
wherein detecting, by a first access point, signal strength of signals from a client device that is wirelessly connected to the first access point comprises: generating a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) to indicate signal strength of the signals from the first client device, and wherein the threshold level is a RSSI threshold level; and wherein:
multiple access points of the plurality of access points have an overlapping coverage area;
each of the multiple access points has a maximum RSSI and a minimum RSSI of signals from the client device when the client device is within the overlapping coverage area; and
the RSSI threshold is a medium of the maximum RSSI and minimum RSSI of the multiple access points.

US Pat. No. 10,433,229

CODEC-SPECIFIC HANDOVER THRESHOLDS

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

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from a mobile device, a registration message at a serving base station configured to provide access to an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core;
sending, by the serving base station, information to the mobile device that includes:
a first codec-specific threshold in association with a first codec; and
a second codec-specific threshold in association with a second codec, wherein the first codec-specific threshold and the second codec-specific threshold are different thresholds;
receiving, from the mobile device, a session initiation message at the serving base station to establish a communication session for the mobile device;
negotiating a codec for the communication session involving the mobile device;
sending, by the serving base station, the codec to the mobile device; and
terminating the communication session for the mobile device with the serving base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,228

METHOD, EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEM FOR HANDING OVER CELL IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising: circuitry including a processor and a memory, and configured to measure performance of one or more measurement objects based on a configuration set by a serving node of the electronic device to obtain measurement results, the one or more measurement objects corresponding to one or more neighbour carrier frequencies; compare the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of one or more serving carrier frequency aggregated with a primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequencies of the measurement objects to be measured; compare the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of the primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequency of the measurement objects to be measured; and trigger a measurement report to the serving node of the measurement results based on the comparisons performed by the circuitry of the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of one or more serving carrier frequency aggregated with the primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequencies of the measurement objects to be measured, and the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of the primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequency of the measurement objects to be measured.

US Pat. No. 10,433,227

BASE STATION AND WIRELESS LAN TERMINATION APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station in an Evolved-Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN), comprising:a controller, wherein
the controller is configured to:
receive information from a termination apparatus in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), the termination apparatus managing at least one WLAN access point, the information indicating that an access point managed by the termination apparatus is in an energy savings mode;
transmit a request message to the termination apparatus upon determining to switch a traffic of a user terminal of the base station to the access point, the request message requesting termination of the energy savings mode to the access point;
receive a response message to the request message from the termination apparatus; and
transmit, to the user terminal, an instruction to use the WLAN, in response to the response message indicating that the termination apparatus accepts the request, wherein the user terminal uses the WLAN in response to receiving the instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,433,226

WLAN—3GPP INTERWORKING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a wireless communication system comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and a radio access network (RAN) for efficient usage of communication resources in the WLAN and the RAN, the WLAN comprising a WLAN control node and the RAN comprising a RAN control node, the method comprising:providing the RAN control node with a WLAN MAC-address of a user equipment (UE) connected to the RAN;
sending, by the UE to the RAN control node, signal quality measurements performed by the UE on a downlink (DL) signal received from the WLAN control node;
sending, by the UE, an identity of the WLAN control node to the RAN control node;
sending, by the RAN control node, the WLAN MAC address of the UE to the WLAN control node based on the identity of the WLAN control node;
sending, by the RAN control node, an instruction to the UE to send a signal to the WLAN control node;
sending, by the UE, a signal to the WLAN control node based on the identity of the WLAN control node in response to the received instruction,
performing, by the WLAN control node, uplink (UL) signal quality measurements on the signal received from the UE
determining control information, by the RAN control node, regarding whether or not to grant access for the UE to the WLAN, the control information being based on the performed DL signal quality measurements;
sending, by the RAN control node, the control information to the WLAN control node; and
selectively granting access to the WLAN for the UE, by the WLAN control node, based on the received control information and the performed UL signal quality measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,433,224

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING DATA TRANSMISSIONS AFTER A HANDOVER

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling data transmissions after a handover, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) message configuring a first data radio bearer (DRB) and configuring a mapping that a first flow is mapped to the first DRB, from a first base station (BS), wherein the first RRC message includes a mapping configuration configuring the mapping and a DRB configuration configuring the first DRB;
transmitting a first plurality of Protocol Data Units (PDUs) of the first flow over the first DRB in response to the first RRC message;
receiving a second PDU of the first flow or a second flow over a second DRB from the first BS;
transmitting a third plurality of PDUs of the first flow over the second DRB in response to the second PDU;
receiving a handover command from the first BS;
performing a handover to a second BS in response to the handover command; and
transmitting a fourth plurality of PDUs of the first flow over the first DRB to the second BS in response to the handover command, after performing the handover to the second BS; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,223

FACILITATION OF ADAPTIVE DEJITTER BUFFER BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES

1. A method, comprising:based on a type of a handover associated with a first mobile device and a first network device, sending, by a second network device comprising a processor, first unordered voice packet data to a second mobile device as an indication of the handover;
receiving, by the second network device from the first mobile device, distance data related to a distance between the first mobile device and the second network device;
in response to the receiving the distance data, increasing, by the second network device, a memory size of a dejitter buffer based on receiving second unordered voice packet data and receiving the type of the handover from the first mobile device, resulting in an increased memory size of the dejitter buffer;
storing, by the second network device, the second unordered voice packet data to reach a capacity of the increased memory size of the dejitter buffer, resulting in a fulfilled capacity;
reordering, by the second network device, the second unordered voice packet data, resulting in ordered voice packet data; and
in response to the fulfilled capacity being reached, sending, to the second mobile device by the second network device, the ordered voice packet data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,222

USE OF UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER FROM DISTANT DEVICES AS BASIS TO CONTROL SERVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling service of user equipment devices (UEs) in a wireless communication system in which a base station provides a coverage area defining an air interface having a downlink and an uplink, the method comprising:detecting by the base station that noise on the uplink is threshold high and that a plurality of UEs being served by the base station are each located at least a predefined threshold distance from the base station; and
responsive to at least the detecting, (i) selecting by the base station at least one of the UEs of the plurality to be handed over from the base station, wherein the selecting of the UE is based on the UE having highest uplink transmission power of the plurality of UEs that are each located at least the predefined threshold distance from the base station, and (ii) causing by the base station the selected UE to be handed over from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,221

BASE STATION AND RADIO TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio terminal configured to perform communication with a base station and a wireless wide area network (WWAN) system, comprising:a controller configured to receive first configuration information with which the radio terminal configures a measurement report from the base station in an RRC (Radio Resource Control) connected mode,
the measurement report is a report of a measurement result on a signal transmitted by a wireless local area network (WLAN) system from an access point, wherein
the controller configured to configure a measurement of a signal transmitted by a WLAN system from an access point based on the first configuration information, and
if the controller transitions from the RRC connected mode to an RRC idle mode, the controller holds the first configuration information in the RRC idle mode, wherein
the controller is configured to
if control for performing communication with the access point is started in response to a steering command from the base station,
transition from the RRC connected mode to the RRC idle mode, and
hold the first configuration information in the RRC idle mode.

US Pat. No. 10,433,220

DYNAMIC HANDOVER THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT FOR LOAD BALANCING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A system for load balancing, the system comprising:a processing node; and
a processor coupled to the processing node, the processor for configuring the processing node to execute operations comprising:
measuring a first cell load of a first frequency band;
upon determining that the first cell load exceeds a load threshold, determining a difference between the first cell load and a second cell load of a second frequency band;
in response to determining that the difference between the first cell load and the second cell load exceeds a difference threshold, adjusting a handover threshold parameter comprising a signal strength of the first frequency band, wherein adjusting the handover threshold parameter further comprises:
increasing a first threshold signal level for the first frequency band; and
decreasing a second threshold signal level for the second frequency band;
transmitting the adjusted handover threshold parameter to a wireless device using the first frequency band; and
upon determining that the first cell load does not exceed the load threshold, incrementally returning the adjusted handover parameter to a default value by a defined value per each loop of a periodic timer,
wherein the adjusted handover threshold parameter causes the wireless device to request a handover to the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,433,219

WLAN SYSTEM AND HANDOVER METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE THEREIN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A handover method of a station in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving, by the station, one of a beacon signal and a probe response signal including handover availability information received from an Access Point (AP) of the WLAN system, the handover availability information indicating whether a future handover from the AP is available or unavailable in the WLAN system;
storing the handover availability information received from the AP;
connecting to the AP, after receiving and storing the handover availability information from the AP;
determining whether a handover condition is fulfilled in the connected state with the AP; and
preventing an attempt for a handover in the WLAN system, when the handover condition is fulfilled, and the stored handover availability information is set to “unavailable”,
wherein the attempt for the handover includes searching for a new AP available for the handover, and further includes at least one of transmitting a signal for connection with the new AP found by the searching and transmitting a signal to the AP requesting to perform a handover procedure, and
wherein if an Extended Service Set (ESS) only has the AP, the handover availability information is set to “unavailable”.

US Pat. No. 10,433,216

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING NETWORK AND DISTRIBUTING TRAFFIC IN HETEROGENEOUS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a system information block including first radio access network (RAN) assistance information;
receiving, from the base station, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message including second RAN assistance information and a timer associated with the second RAN assistance information;
identifying whether the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information expires;
discarding the second RAN assistance information and applying the first RAN assistance information, in case that the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information expires;
identifying whether cell reselection occurs in case that the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information does not expire; and
stopping the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information based on the cell reselection occurring and applying the first RAN assistance information.

US Pat. No. 10,433,215

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPOINT TCP IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND DEVICES FOR USE THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless terminal operating in a 3GPP wireless communications network for controlling the wireless terminal using multipoint traffic control protocol (MPTCP) with a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, from the 3GPP wireless communications network, system information comprising a condition for the MPTCP with the WLAN network, the condition being associated with mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal;
determining a parameter indicative of the mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal;
in response to determining that the parameter indicative of the mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal is at or above a value defined in the condition, not allowing the MPTCP with the WLAN network and disabling the MPTCP with the WLAN network;
determining current mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal; and
permitting a transition of the wireless terminal from a state in which the MPTCP with the WLAN network is not allowed to a state in which the MPTCP with the WLAN network is allowed when the current mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal for the MPTCP with the WLAN network are maintained for a period of time equal to or longer than a defined threshold, wherein the state in which the MPTCP with the WLAN network is allowed, a parallel connection of the 3GPP wireless communications network and the WLAN network is established.

US Pat. No. 10,433,214

SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CALL SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE CONFIGURATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method implemented by a terminal for synchronizing a supplementary call service configuration, the method comprising:receiving, by the terminal, a supplementary service configuration instruction;
obtaining, by the terminal, a configuration parameter corresponding to the supplementary service configuration instruction;
uploading, by the terminal, the configuration parameter to a mobile switching center using a circuit switched domain for enabling the mobile switching center to store the configuration parameter as the supplementary call service configuration of the circuit switched domain for a home location register;
receiving, by the terminal, configuration feedback information;
determining, by the terminal and according to the configuration feedback information, whether a configuration synchronization succeeds; and
storing, by the terminal, the configuration parameter as an on-terminal supplementary call service configuration when the configuration synchronization succeeds, wherein the on-terminal supplementary call service configuration is used as supplementary call service configuration of 4G network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,208

MULTI-MODEM USER TERMINAL AND POLICY-BASED MANAGEMENT FOR SATELLITE TRANSPORT RESILIENCY

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by a control module of a wireless communications terminal, one or more factors that indicate operational characteristics of data communications via a first data path between the wireless communications terminal and a remote gateway node over a first network of a plurality of available wireless data communications networks;
determining, by the control module of the wireless communications terminal, that the data communications via the first data path are affected by one or more conditions, based on a determination that at least one of the one or more factors satisfies a respective predetermined state of the first data path, wherein each predetermined state reflects at least one of the one or more conditions affecting the data communications via the first data path;
determining, by the control module of the wireless communications terminal, a second data path for the data communications between the wireless communications terminal and the remote gateway node over a second network of the plurality of available wireless data communications networks, wherein the second data path is not affected by the one or more conditions affecting the first data path; and
determining, by the control module of the wireless communications terminal, to switch the data communications between the wireless communications terminal and the remote gateway node from the first data path to the second data path; and
wherein the determination to switch the data communications from the first data path to the second data path is based on an evaluation of one or more policy-based rules applicable to the data communications in view of the one or more conditions, and
wherein the policy-based rules are controlled by a unified network management system based on a global view of the plurality of available wireless communications networks and overall objectives of respective service providers operating the plurality of available wireless data communications networks and optimization considerations for the plurality of available wireless data communications networks.

US Pat. No. 10,433,206

METHOD FOR PROCESSING RADIO PROTOCOL IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND TRANSMITTER OF MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A transmitting device comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor configured to:
receive a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) from an upper entity and perform sequence numbering to the received PDCP SDU;
compress a header of the received PDCP SDU;
cipher the header-compressed PDCP SDU;
add a first SN to the ciphered PDCP SDU,
wherein the first SN is added to the ciphered PDCP SDU based on the sequence numbering;
segment the first SN added PDCP SDU;
add a corresponding second SN to each segment of the segmented PDCP SDU; and
process the second SN added segmented PDCP SDU.

US Pat. No. 10,433,205

NETWORK NODE, METHOD THEREIN, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND CARRIER COMPRISING THE COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RETRANSMITTING AN RLC PDU

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a network node, for retransmitting a Radio Link Control (RLC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) to a User Equipment (UE), wherein the UE and the network node operate in a wireless communications network, and wherein the UE is configured to use Discontinuous Reception (DRX), the method comprising:in response to an RLC PDU transmitted to the UE being indicated as not being received by the UE, determining a time until a first DRX on-duration time period that is possible to allow time for Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARM) operations to complete a retransmission of a Medium Access Control (MAC) PDU, which MAC PDU is associated with the RLC PDU; and
initiating a retransmission of the RLC PDU to the UE based on expiration of a timer, wherein the timer is set up according to the determined time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,203

PROVIDING A QUALITY OF SERVICE TO WIRELESS DEVICES ATTACHED TO RELAY ACCESS NODES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

9. A system for providing a quality of service (QoS) to wireless devices attached to a relay access node, the system comprising:a donor access node configured to provide wireless services to a first plurality of wireless devices directly attached to the donor access node without an intervening relay access node and to a second plurality of wireless devices attached to a relay access node, wherein the relay access node is communicably coupled to the donor access node via a wireless backhaul link; and
a processor coupled to the donor access node, the processor for configuring the donor access node to perform operations comprising:
comparing a first resource requirement of the first plurality of wireless devices with a second resource requirement of the second plurality of wireless devices, wherein both first and second resource requirements as associated with a same type of traffic;
determining that the first resource requirement of the first plurality of wireless devices is smaller than the second resource requirement of the second plurality of wireless devices; and
changing a class identifier of the wireless backhaul link from a default class identifier to a new class identifier to meet the second resource requirement;
determining that the second resource requirement is smaller than the first resource requirement; and
changing the class identifier from the new class identifier to the default class identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,433,201

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PACKET IN TRANSPORT NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operation method of a controller in a transport network supporting communications between an access network and a core network, the operation method comprising:transmitting a request message for requesting a channel state report to at least one transport node among a plurality of transport nodes included in the transport network;
receiving, in response to the request message, a response message including channel state information from the at least one transport node;
determining at least one protocol layer to be used in the at least one transport node based on the channel state information; and
transmitting a control message including information on the determined at least one protocol layer to the at least one transport node.

US Pat. No. 10,433,200

METHOD FOR TERMINAL FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATUS INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION, AND APPARATUS FOR THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for reporting aperiodic channel status information (CSI) in a carrier aggregation system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving downlink (DL) control information (DCI) for uplink (UL) grant from a base station, the DCI including information for a CSI request;
selecting one of a plurality of triggering sets; and
transmitting CSI for a measurement target included in the selected one of the plurality of triggering sets to the BS,
wherein a specific bit value of the information for the CSI request is related to the plurality of triggering sets,
wherein the measurement target is at least one component carrier (CC) or at least one CSI process, and
wherein the at least one CC or at least one CSI process is selected by circular shift selection from all CCs or CSI processes included in the selected one of the plurality of triggering sets when a CSI request for the selected one of the plurality of triggering sets is repeated.

US Pat. No. 10,433,198

CHANNEL SOUNDING TESTING DEVICE AND METHOD TO ESTIMATE LARGE-SCALE PARAMETERS FOR CHANNEL MODELLING

1. A channel sounding testing device, comprising:a processor configured to perform wireless channel testing operations using channel models and propagation parameters for a specific measurement scenario, which are verified by comparable channel measurements; and
wherein measurement parameters that affect estimation of one or more large scale parameters are documented along with the measurement results in order to ensure comparability,
wherein a one of the large scale parameters is a noise threshold,
wherein for all measurements, the noise threshold, as well as the parameters used for estimation of the noise threshold, are documented in order to achieve comparability of the derived large scale parameters, and
wherein the noise threshold is defined according to the following equation:

where:
? is a margin,
?i is a complex amplitude of the ith sample, amplitude of the sample,
L is a length of a channel impulse response, and
? is a parameter within the interval
and where ? is in steps of

US Pat. No. 10,433,196

SYSTEM FOR TRACKING RESOURCE ALLOCATION/USAGE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for tracking resource allocation/usage across a dispersed Internet protocol capable network connecting devices electrically attached to the network, the system comprising:at least one memory storing an augmented reality application;
at least one processing device operatively coupled to the memory device, wherein the at least one processing device is configured to execute computer-readable program code to:
initiate a control path connection on a network layer between one or more computing devices attached to a dispersed network and at least one distributed server;
receive, from a first user computing device, a first user request for authorization to access at least one of the one or more computing devices;
initiate the augmented reality application for display on the at least one of the one or more computing devices based on at least determining that the user has authorization to access the at least one of the one or more computing devices;
reconfigure, via the augmented reality application and using one or more software applications stored on the first computing device, a display device associated with the first user computing device to emulate a content displayed on a display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices on the display device of the first user computing device, wherein emulating further comprises duplicating a content displayed on the display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices, and a behavior of at least one of the one or more computing devices on the first user computing device;
retrieve, using the first user computing device, information from the content, wherein the information comprises one or more objects;
process, using the first computing device, the retrieved information, wherein processing further comprises:
extracting one or more features from the one or more objects; and
identifying the one or more objects based on at least the extracted features;
determine dimensional information associated with the one or more objects by capturing one or more geometric figures and images resulting from projecting the one or more objects on to another surface;
determine at least one surrounding environment based on at least identifying the one or more objects;
determine dimensional information associated with the at least one surrounding environment;
transmit control signals configured to cause the display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices and/or the display device of the first user computing device to display the one or more identified objects and the at least one surrounding environment associated with the one or more identified objects;
determine that the at least one of the one or more computing devices and/or the first user computing device is associated with at least one trigger event, wherein the triggering event comprises: (i) the at least one of the one or more computing devices being exposed a predetermined low levels of illumination for a first predetermined extended period of time, (ii) the at least one of the one or more computing devices being stationary for a second predetermined extended period of time, or (iii) a power source of the at least one of the one or more computing devices being associated with predetermined low levels; and
disengage the emulation of the content displayed on the display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices on the display device of the first user computing device based on at least determining that the at least one of the one or more computing devices and/or the first user computing device is associated with at least one trigger event.

US Pat. No. 10,433,195

TECHNIQUE FOR TESTING WIRELESS NETWORK LOAD PRODUCED BY MOBILE APP-CARRYING DEVICES

1. A method comprising:simulating a wireless network for an application-carrying device separate from wireless communications network test equipment;
simulating a positioning signal for the application-carrying device, wherein the positioning signal comprises information allowing the application-carrying device to determine one or more simulated positions, and wherein the application-carrying device includes at least one application, wherein the at least one application comprises a location-based application that uses the simulated position(s) as location input, and wherein the positioning signal comprises a satellite navigation signal, and wherein, to increase location determination accuracy, the satellite navigation signal comprises one or more of an AGPS signal, a GLONASS signal, a GALILEO signal, a Beidou signal, a COMPASS signal, an IRNSS signal and a QZSS signal;
monitoring a wireless communications interface between the simulated network and the application-carrying device, wherein the monitoring comprises measuring signaling data on a control plane, and measuring application data on a user plane related to the at least one application of the application-carrying device, and wherein the monitoring further comprises measuring power consumption data and data based on the simulated position(s) of the application-carrying device; and
generating cross-layer measurement data based on the simulated position(s), the measured signaling data, the measured application data and the measured power consumption data; and
wherein the signaling data, the application data, the data based on the simulated position(s) and the power consumption data are measured based on a common time reference of the test equipment,
wherein one or more control plane events are predefined as trigger events, and
wherein the monitoring of the wireless communications interface is performed via multiple monitoring phases, each monitoring phase employing a different respective network configuration of the simulated wireless network that is based on a respective set of radio network controller (RNC) parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,433,192

MOBILITY MANAGER DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

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

1. A test environment for testing a network core of a cellular communications network, the test environment comprising:a network router that provides communications through a transport communication network;
a mobility manager configured to communicate through the network router over the transport communication network, wherein the mobility manager comprises a Mobility Management Entity (MME) of an Evolved Packet Core (EPC);
multiple base stations configured to communicate with the mobility manager through the transport communication network, wherein the base stations comprise Evolved Node Bs (eNodeBs) and communications between the eNodeBs and the MME use an S1 communication protocol;
multiple communication devices configured to (a) communicate with the mobility manager through the base stations and (b) establish multiple communication sessions that use the mobility manager; and
a test manager configured to (a) apply a setting in the network router that interrupts communications between the base stations and the mobility manager and (b) identify how many of the multiple communication sessions are dropped after applying the setting,
wherein applying the setting comprises applying an Access Control List (ACL) rule, the ACL rule blocking communications through a logical port used by the S1 communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,433,191

CHANNEL MANAGEMENT IN A VIRTUAL ACCESS POINT (VAP)

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:forming, by a supervisory device in a network, a first virtual access point (VAP) for a first node in the network, wherein a plurality of access points (APs) in the network are mapped to the first VAP as part of a VAP mapping, and wherein the first node treats the APs in the VAP mapping as a single AP for purposes of communicating with the network;
determining, by the supervisory device, a communication schedule for the first node based on a radio chain of at least one of the APs in the VAP mapping for the first VAP being shared by the first VAP and a second VAP for a second node in the network; and
causing, by the supervisory device and according to the communication schedule for the first node, one or more of the APs in the VAP mapping for the first VAP to instruct the first node to stop transmitting for a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,190

SIGNALING PHYSICAL CELL IDENTIFIER PROBLEMS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a network node and from a first base station, information of at least one suspected identifier problem for identifiers of cells used by terminals to connect to the cells, the information indicating the at least one suspected identifier problem between a cell of the first base station and a cell of a second base station, the information being based on a connection failure of a terminal;
analyzing, by the network node, the at least one suspected identifier problem based on the received information and a neighbor relation table associated with the second base station; and
initiating, at the network node, over at least one interface appropriate actions based on at least the analysis of the at least one suspected identifier problem to resolve the at least one suspected identifier problem for the identifiers of the cells.

US Pat. No. 10,433,189

FLEXIBLE RADIO ASSIGNMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A network controller, comprising: a processor; a memory containing a program that, when executed on the processor, performs an operation, the operation comprising: for each of a plurality of access points, calculating a respective density value based on a number of respective neighboring access points that are in direct communication with the access point and based on a path loss between the access point and at least one of the respective neighboring access points; selecting an access point from the plurality of access points based on the respective densities values; calculating locations of the respective neighboring access points relative to the selected access point; determining that a radio in the selected access point is redundant based on the calculated locations; and managing the radio in the selected access point to mitigate co-channel interference in a frequency band after determining that the radio is redundantwherein calculating locations of the respective neighboring access points comprising calculating the locations as a function of a path loss in a first and second frequency band of the at least one of the respective neighboring access points; and
wherein the first and secondary frequency bands are different.

US Pat. No. 10,433,188

CONTROL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, RADIO TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR UPDATING NEIGHBOUR RELATION TABLE

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A control apparatus comprising:at least one memory configured to store a set of instructions and a neighbour relation table including a plurality of entries indicating neighbour-cell relations from a source cell to respective neighbour cells; and
at least one processor configured to execute the set of instructions to automatically update the neighbour relation table,
wherein the set of instructions further causes the at least one processor to add, to the neighbour relation table, a new entry indicating a neighbour-cell relation from the source cell to another cell different from both the source cell and a target cell of a handover from the source cell, in response to receiving by a base station controlling the source cell, from a base station controlling the another cell, from a base station controlling the target cell, or from a core network, a first message that is issued when a radio terminal that has experienced a failure involving disconnection of a radio link connection in the source cell or in the target cell attempts to re-establish the radio link connection to the another cell, and
wherein the first message contains at least a Physical Cell Identifier (PCI) of the another cell.

US Pat. No. 10,433,187

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING MULTIDIMENSIONAL CONSTELLATIONS

Huawei Technologies Canad...

1. A method for wireless transmission comprising:receiving, by a transmitter of a wireless system, a feedback signal from a receiver, the feedback signal dependent on channel statistic measurements measured by the receiver;
selecting, by the transmitter, an M-dimensional constellation from a group of possible M-dimensional constellations based on the wireless conditions affecting the wireless transmission as indicated by the feedback signal;
converting, by the transmitter, a data block to be transmitted into a set of P-dimensional symbols derived from the M-dimensional constellation, wherein M?3 and P encoding, by the transmitter, the set of P-dimensional symbols to form a Space Time Block Code (STBC) matrix; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, the STBC matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,433,186

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting signaling, the method comprising:selecting a first angle of rotation for modulating at least first partial signaling information carried in at least a first signaling symbol in a signaling field of a data packet, wherein the first angle is not equal to 0 degrees or 90 degrees, wherein selecting the first angle of rotation comprises selecting the first angle of rotation according to a frame format of the data packet;
selecting a second angle of rotation for modulating at least second partial signaling information carried in at least a second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, wherein the second angle is equal to 0 degrees;
modulating, using a binary phase shift keying (BPSK) manner of rotation by the first angle, the at least first partial signaling information carried in the at least first signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet and modulating, using the BPSK manner of rotation by the second angle, the at least second partial signaling information carried in the at least second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, to obtain modulated signaling information; and
sending, to a receive end, the data packet that carries.

US Pat. No. 10,433,183

URBAN MOBILE NETWORK SYSTEM

BEELINX USA, LLC, Dallas...

1. A mobile network system comprising:a central unit having:
a database having stored therein a data structure; and
a central unit communications transceiver for communicating with a first network;
at least one intermediate base station having:
a base station transceiver for communication with the central unit over the first network; and
a mobile transmitter for transmitting data to a second network in a broadcast mode for receipt by a receiving unit and not requiring any back communication link to a receiving unit;
a plurality of mobile units each operating as a receiving unit, each having:
a mobile receiver for receiving the broadcast data from the base station over the second network, such that all of the plurality of mobile units receive the broadcast data at substantially the same time; and
a memory for storing the data;
wherein the central unit operates in a broadcast mode to map at least one portion of the data structure to the memory in each of the mobile units through the intermediate base station such that the portion of the data structure is received by substantially all of the mobile units at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,182

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS NETWORK ENGINEERING SUPPORT METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A communication system comprising: a plurality of wireless devices; a gateway that transmits and receives information with respect to each of the wireless devices; and a network management device that manages a wireless multi-hop network including the wireless devices and the gateway,the network management device including:
a network configuration management unit that manages communication quality information between the wireless devices and between the wireless devices and the gateway;
a repeater necessity determination unit that determines whether or not to add a repeater for each of the wireless devices based on the communication quality information and selects the wireless device that is required to add the repeater based on a determination result;
an access point determination unit that determines access points for securing a predetermined communication quality for the wireless device selected by the repeater necessity determination unit based on the communication quality information or positional information of the wireless devices and the gateway to select the access point from the wireless devices or the gateway based on the determination result; and
a repeater placement determination unit that determines whether there is a repeater installation location indicating an installation range of the repeater for relaying the wireless device selected by the repeater necessity determination unit and the access point selected by the access point determination unit based on a communication range of the wireless device selected by the repeater necessity determination unit and a communication range of the access point selected by the access point determination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,433,180

DYNAMIC MEDIUM SHARING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:communicating, by a first wireless communication device with a second wireless communication device, a reservation request (RRQ) for a transmission opportunity (TXOP) in a shared spectrum, wherein the shared spectrum is shared by a plurality of network operating entities, wherein the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device are associated with a first network operating entity of the plurality of network operating entities, and wherein the RRQ indicates a first traffic priority of data to be communicated; and
communicating, by the first wireless communication device with the second wireless communication device, the data of the first traffic priority during the TXOP,
wherein the TXOP includes a pre-scheduling period and a contention period,
wherein the pre-scheduling period includes first resources, each of the first resources associated with one of the plurality of network operating entities,
wherein the contention period includes second resources, each of the second resources associated with one of a plurality of access priorities, and
wherein the RRQ is communicated using one of the first resources associated with the first network operating entity.

US Pat. No. 10,433,179

SPATIAL-DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (SDMA) ACROSS MULTIPLE OPERATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:communicating, by a first wireless communication device with a second wireless communication device, a communication indicating a reservation for one or more spatial layers in a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a shared spectrum, wherein the shared spectrum is shared by a first network operating entity and a second network operating entity, wherein the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device are associated with the first network operating entity, wherein the first network operating entity includes a number of supportable spatial layers including the one or more spatial layers, and wherein the reservation further indicates whether sharing of remaining unreserved supportable spatial layers is allowed; and
communicating, by the first wireless communication device with the second wireless communication device, data over the one or more spatial layers during the TXOP.

US Pat. No. 10,433,178

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving data by a user terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, configuration information related to a physical resource block (PRB) bundling size of a downlink shared channel, wherein the configuration information comprises (i) a first bundling size set consisting of one value among a plurality of candidate values, and (ii) a second bundling size set consisting of two values among the plurality of candidate values;
receiving, from the base station, downlink control information comprising
a bundling size indicator;
based on the bundling size indicator having a first indicator value, determining the PRB bundling size as the one value in the first bundling size set;
based on the bundling size indicator having a second indicator value, determining the PRB bundling size as one of the two values in the second bundling size set, based on whether a size of contiguous scheduled PRBs in a frequency domain exceeds a threshold that is related to a size of a bandwidth part (BWP) for the user terminal; and
receiving downlink data from the base station through the downlink shared channel configured based on the PRB bundling.

US Pat. No. 10,433,177

ADAPTIVE PAIRING OF A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK SLICE TO A CORE NETWORK SLICE BASED ON DEVICE INFORMATION OR SERVICE INFORMATION

1. A device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining first information corresponding to core network slices for a core network environment, wherein the first information corresponding to the core network slices comprises a first characteristic of a first core network slice of the core network slices;
determining second information corresponding to radio access network slices for a mobility network environment, wherein the second information corresponding to the radio access network slices comprises a second characteristic of a first radio access network slice of the radio access network slices;
determining a first pairing of the first core network slice and the first radio access network slice based on the first characteristic, the second characteristic, and first end device information for a first end device;
determining a second pairing of a second core network slice of the core network slices and a second radio access network slice of the radio access network slices based on a third characteristic of the second core network slice and a fourth characteristic of the second radio access network slice;
ranking the first pairing and the second pairing based on a first key performance indicator of the first pairing and a second key performance indicator of the second pairing;
selecting a pairing from a paired slices group comprising the first pairing and the second pairing, resulting in a selected pairing; and
initiating a communicative coupling according to the selected pairing to facilitate communication via the first pairing between the first end device and a second end device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,176

DISCARDING A DUPLICATE PROTOCOL DATA UNIT ASSOCIATED WITH A DATA TRANSMISSION VIA A FIRST SIGNALING RADIO BEARER OR A SECOND SIGNALING RADIO BEARER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for discarding a duplicate protocol data unit associated with data transmission via a first signaling radio bearer or a second signaling radio bearer, the method being performed by a device and the method comprising:receiving a protocol data unit,
comparing a sequence number of the received protocol data unit with a first duplicate detection threshold,
comparing the sequence number of the received protocol data unit with a second duplicate detection threshold, when the sequence number is equal to or above the first duplicate detection threshold,
verifying an integrity of the received protocol data unit in an integrity verification procedure based on the comparison of the sequence number with the first duplicate detection threshold and the second duplicate detection threshold,
determining that the integrity of the received protocol data unit is not successfully verified,
in response to the determination, discarding the received protocol data unit,
determining whether the discarded protocol data unit is a duplicate protocol data unit,
if it is determined that the discarded protocol data unit is a duplicate protocol data unit, not indicating an integrity verification failure, and
if it is determined that the discarded protocol data unit is not a duplicate protocol data unit, indicating an integrity verification failure to one or more upper layers.

US Pat. No. 10,433,175

ACCESS CONTROL METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) apparatus, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive access control information sent by a network device, wherein the UE apparatus is connected to the network device, wherein the access control information comprises a correspondence between each piece of application information and an access control indication, and wherein the access control indication is used to control sending of non-access stratum signaling;
a transmitter; and
a processor, configured to determine, according to obtained first application information in a service establishment request and the access control information, whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device,wherein the processor configured to determine whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device is further configured to: control a non-access stratum of the UE apparatus to obtain the service establishment request, control the non-access stratum of the UE apparatus to send first non-access stratum signaling to an access stratum of the UE apparatus, wherein the first non-access stratum signaling comprises the first application information and indication information that is used to indicate a type of the first non-access stratum signaling; and control the access stratum of the UL apparatus to determine, according to the indication information, the first application information, and the access control information, whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device,and wherein the processor configured to control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device is further configured to: control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine the type of the first non-access stratum signaling according to the indication information: control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine whether the type of the first non-access stratum signaling is the same as a type of the non-access stratum signaling: if the type of the first non-access stratum signaling is different from the type of the non-access stratum signaling, instruct the transmitter to send the first non-access stratum signaling to the network device by using the access stratum of the UE apparatus; if the type of the first non-access stratum signaling is the same as the type of the non-access stratum signaling, control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine, according to the first application information and the access control information, whether to send the non-access stratum signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,433,174

NETWORK ACCESS PRIVACY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

16. The method of claim 15, wherein the second confirmation message comprises an indication of an identity of the updated AMF.

US Pat. No. 10,433,172

METHOD OF AUTHENTIC USER OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a camera;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing one or more programs including instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
while the electronic device is in a locked state:
control to detect that the electronic device is lifted,
in response to detecting that the electronic device is lifted while the electronic device is in the locked state and the display is inactivated:
control to activate the display to display a locking screen on the display;
control to obtain an image from the camera;
control to detect a face included in the obtained image; and
control to perform an authentication of a user based on the face being detected in the obtained image, and
based on a result of the authentication being successful, control to switch a state of the electronic device from the locked state to an unlocked state and control to display an indicator for indicating that the electronic device is switching to the unlocked state.

US Pat. No. 10,433,170

SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY PATTERN

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A subscriber data server, comprising:a subscriber record database to store a subscriber record comprising a primary subscriber identity, a subscriber identity pattern covering a range of subscriber identities, including a range size associated with the primary subscriber identity to encompass a range of different subscriber identities, and subscriber data including subscriber profile data, the subscriber data including various subscriber profile data stored in a Home Location Register (HLR) to enable devices to connect to cellular networks; and
control software stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium to:
receive an attach request for a device as part of a location update procedure, the request including a subscriber identity for the device, and the subscriber identity being different than the primary subscriber identity;
retrieve the subscriber record by matching the subscriber identity to the subscriber identity pattern when the subscriber identity is within the range of subscriber identities; and
return the subscriber profile data from the subscriber record, wherein the control software is to:
receive a second attach request for a second device while the first device is still attached to the network, the second request including a second subscriber identity matching the subscriber identity pattern; and
when the first device has been connected for at least a minimum period of time:
disconnect the first device and return the subscriber data from the subscriber record to allow the second device to connect.

US Pat. No. 10,433,169

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION TRANSMISSION, AND SMART TERMINAL

Beijing Xiamoi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for controlling information output, comprising:when it is detected that a smart terminal in which a near field communication (NFC) chip is disposed is started, disabling an information output function of the NFC chip;
after disabling the information output function of the NFC chip, receiving an instruction for outputting information sent by the NFC chip, information to be outputted being in an unavailable state;
performing authentication of an identity of a user who triggers the information output; and
when it is determined that the authentication of the identity is passed, enabling the information output function of the NFC chip and setting the information to be outputted as in an available state, such that the NFC chip can output the information,
wherein the information to be outputted is information about payment, the information output function of the NFC chip is a card emulation function of NFC, and the card emulation function causes a smart terminal in which the NFC chip is disposed to become a card emulation device for storing information to be read out.

US Pat. No. 10,433,168

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMBINATION WIRELESS AND SMARTCARD AUTHORIZATION

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A method for a combination wireless and smartcard login authentication, the method comprising:detecting, by a baseboard management controller (BMC) of a server, a smartcard being inserted into a USB adapter of the server, the BMC being a specialized microcontroller coupled to one or more motherboards of the server, and configured to manage an interface between server hardware and server management software, and enable a system administrator to remotely monitor the server;
in response to the detecting, enabling smartcard authorization on the BMC;
validating, by the BMC, the smartcard to yield a validation;
establishing, by the BMC, a wireless connection with a remote device based on the validation;
in response to the establishing, receiving, by the BMC, a smartcard passcode from the smartcard;
verifying, by the BMC, the smartcard passcode to yield a verification;
in response to the verifying, authorizing, by the BMC, the remote device access to the BMC based on the verification;
generating, at the BMC, a random number;
transferring, from the BMC, the random number to the smartcard; andreceiving, at the BMC, an encrypted random number from the smartcard, wherein the encrypted random number is encrypted by the smartcard based upon the random number.

US Pat. No. 10,433,167

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
obtain developer identification information and access control information from a user terminal, to control execution of at least one function of the information processing device,
wherein the developer identification information and the access control information are associated with an application program executed by the user terminal;
generate first key information;
output the generated first key information to the user terminal;
obtain, from the user terminal, first encoded information that is generated by a first encoding process on second encoded information based on the first key information;
encode the second encoded information based on the first key information to generate third encoded information,
wherein the second encoded information is generated by a second encoding process on the developer identification information and the access control information based on second key information different from the first key information;
determine a developer of the application program indicated by the developer identification information as the developer who made an advance request for authorization for use based on
a match of the generated third encoded information and the obtained first encoded information, and
a match of the second encoded information and the obtained first encoded information; and
control execution of at least a portion of the at least one function based on the access control information and the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,433,166

CRYPTOGRAPHY USING RF POWER MEASUREMENT

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A first device comprising:a processor; and
a memory in communication with the processor, the memory comprising executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the first device to perform functions of:
storing a first target receive power, at which a first setup signal is targeted to be received by a second device via a communication channel;
determining, from the first target receive power, a first transmission power to send the first setup signal to the second device via the communication channel;
via the communication channel, transmitting the first setup signal to the second device at the determined first transmission power;
via the communication channel, receiving a second setup signal from the second device at a second target receive power, wherein the first and second target receive powers are the same;
sampling the second setup signal to generate sampling results;
creating a key from the sampling results; and
using the created key, encrypting or decrypting a data signal transmitted between the first and second devices via the communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,433,165

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AND TRANSMITTING KEY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first base station in a wireless communication system where a terminal communicates with the first base station associated with a primary cell (PCell), and a second base station associated with one or more secondary cells (SCells) only, the method comprising:determining second security information which is different from first security information based on which a first communication between the first base station and the terminal is performed;
transmitting, to the second base station, a first message for adding at least one SCell associated with the second base station for the terminal, the first message including the second security information based on which a second communication between the second base station and the terminal is performed on the at least one SCell; and
receiving, from the second base station in response to transmitting the first message, a second message including configuration information for the at least one SCell,
wherein the configuration information includes information on a primary SCell (PSCell) of the at least one SCell, and
wherein the PSCell is determined by the second base station from the at least one SCell.

US Pat. No. 10,433,164

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING SECURITY INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:establishing, by the UE, both a first connection with a first base station and a second connection with a second base station;
receiving, by the UE from the first base station, a security mode command message including a first security parameter;
deriving, by the UE, a first security key for the first base station;
deriving, by the UE, a signaling key associated with the first security parameter from the first security key;
applying, by the UE, integrity protection or ciphering for signaling for the first base station based on the signaling key and the first security parameter;
while maintaining both the first connection with the first base station and the second connection with the second base station:
deriving, by the UE, a second security key for the second base station from the first security key;
deriving, by the UE, a user traffic key associated with a second security parameter from the second security key;
applying, by the UE, ciphering for user traffic for the second base station based on the user traffic key and the second security parameter,
wherein the second security key is derived, by the first base station, from the first security key and transmitted, by the first base station, to the second base station, and used by the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,163

TECHNIQUES FOR DERIVING SECURITY KEYS FOR A CELLULAR NETWORK BASED ON PERFORMANCE OF AN EXTENSIBLE AUTHENTICATION PROTOCOL (EAP) PROCEDURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:performing an extensible authentication protocol (EAP) procedure with an authentication server via an authenticator, the EAP procedure based at least in part on a set of authentication credentials exchanged between the UE and the authentication server;
deriving, as part of performing the EAP procedure, a master session key (MSK) and an extended master session key (EMSK) that are based at least in part on the authentication credentials and a first set of parameters, wherein the first set of parameters comprises: at least one identifier, at least one random number, at least one network parameter, at least one UE parameter, or a combination thereof;
determining a network type associated with the authenticator; and
performing, based at least in part on the determined network type, at least one authentication procedure with the authenticator, the at least one authentication procedure based on an association of the MSK or the EMSK with the determined network type.

US Pat. No. 10,433,162

SECURE RADIO ACCESS WITH INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A system comprising:a primary eNB (PeNB) comprising hardware that:
generates a base key to secure transmission on a first radio bearer with a user equipment (UE); and
derives a set of derived keys used to secure transmission on a second radio bearer from a set of radio bearers that correspond to the set of derived keys;
a secondary eNB (SeNB) comprising hardware configured to secure transmission on the second radio bearer with the UE using at least one of the set of derived keys received from the PeNB, which corresponds to the second radio bearer from the set of radio bearers used by the SeNB; and
a plurality of eNBs managed by the PeNB,
wherein the UE communicates with the PeNB and the SeNB simultaneously by performing inter-eNB carrier aggregation with the PeNB and the SeNB using the first radio bearer and the second radio bearer, and
wherein each of the plurality of eNBs is configured to secure transmission with the UE using at least one of the set of derived keys received which corresponds to a radio bearer from the set of radio bearers used by the respective eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,433,161

CALL HANDOVER BETWEEN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM NODES THAT SUPPORT DIFFERENT SECURITY CONTEXTS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operating a first node to generate a security context for a client in a cellular communication system, wherein the first node comprises processing circuitry, the method comprising:the first node performing, as part of a handover in the cellular communication system:
receiving at least one cryptographic key from a second node;
receiving identities of security algorithms supported by the client from a third node;
using the at least one cryptographic key and the identities to generate the security context for the client; and
using the generated security context to, at least in part, control security-related signaling between the client and the cellular communication system,
wherein the first node is a target packet switched node, the third node is a source packet switched node, and the second node is a source circuit switched node.

US Pat. No. 10,433,160

USING IDENTIFIERS TO ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication, comprising:communicating by an access terminal with a first access point, wherein the first access point is a source node in a handover of the access terminal from the source node to a target node;
selecting, by the access terminal and without being instructed by the first access point, an identifier of a set of identifiers associated with the first access point, wherein the selected identifier allows a second access point to uniquely identify the first access point, wherein the second access point is the target node, wherein the set of identifiers includes a first identifier and a second identifier, and wherein the selecting of the identifier is based on whether a value of the first identifier is one of a set of designated values; and
transmitting the selected identifier from the access terminal to the second access point when establishing communication with the second access point for the handover.

US Pat. No. 10,433,159

UPLINK SIGNALING FOR COOPERATIVE MULTIPOINT COMMUNICATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication apparatus, comprising:receiving a signal from a base station;
selecting a cell-specific parameter in response to a first state of the signal, or a user-specific parameter in response to a second state of the signal, wherein the user-specific parameter is a virtual cell identification parameter;
initializing a first pseudo-random sequence generator for generating a base sequence with the virtual cell identification parameter;
initializing a second pseudo-random sequence generator for generating a cyclic shift hopping sequence with the virtual cell identification parameter;
generating an uplink reference signal in response to the selected parameter; and
transmitting the uplink reference signal generated from the base sequence and the cyclic shift hopping sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,433,158

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING OPERATING MODE IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) in a wireless local area network (LAN) system, comprising:receiving, by a first station (STA), an association request from a second STA;
transmitting, by the first STA, an association response to the second STA,
wherein the association response includes a control field for a transition time used for the second STA;
receiving, by the first STA, first control information including an operating mode (OM) of the second STA from the second STA during a first time duration,
wherein the OM of the second STA is related to a number of spatial streams and a receiving channel bandwidth being supported by the second STA;
receiving, by the first STA, second control information including the OM of the second STA during a second time duration;
determining, by the first STA, whether to include a delay required field in an acknowledgment (ACK) of the second control information based on whether the second control information is changed from the first control information;
transmitting, by the first STA, the ACK including the delay required field to the second STA based on the second control information being determined to have changed from the first control information;
setting, by the first STA, a number of spatial streams used for a first PPDU based on the OM of the second STA included in the second control information;
delaying, by the first STA, during the transition time after transmitting the ACK; and
after delaying during the transition time, transmitting, by the first STA, the first PPDU via the number of spatial streams set based on the OM of the second STA included in the second control information.

US Pat. No. 10,433,157

METHOD FOR ENABLING A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A COMMUNICATION RECEIVER

Vodafone GmbH, Dusseldor...

1. A method for enabling a communication between a mobile device (10) and a communication receiver (30), comprising the following steps:recognizing at least one receiving information type (32) of the communication receiver (30),
transforming a storing information type (22) of an information element (20) into a sending information type (12) of the mobile device (10) which is compatible with the recognized receiving information type (32) of the communication receiver (30),
wherein the recognizing step is carried out automatically in response to approximation of the mobile device (10) to the communication receiver (30).

US Pat. No. 10,433,156

ADAPTING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (SIM) CARD

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of initiating a mobile communication device, each step of the method performed by an initiation application executing on a subscriber identity module (SIM) card connected to the mobile communication device, the method comprising:in response to a power-on event of the mobile communication device, requesting and receiving an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) from the mobile communication device;
reading an identity of a brand and model of the mobile communication device from a non-transitory memory of the mobile communication device by looking up a type allocation code (TAC) in a table of the SIM card based on the IMEI, wherein the SIM card stores a plurality of profile components for different wireless protocols, different device brands, and different device models;
looking up a profile identity in a table of profile identities stored in the SIM card based on the looked-up TAC;
based on the looked-up profile identity, building a SIM profile having a subset of profile components selected from the plurality of profile components stored in the SIM card, where the SIM profile is associated with the looked-up profile identity and comprises an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), a public land mobile network (PLMN) file that defines roaming behavior, and mobile network authentication keys;
sending a refresh proactive command to a radio transceiver of the mobile communication device; and
sending at least some of the contents of the SIM profile to the radio transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,433,155

METHOD TO PARAMETERIZE A COMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDED BY A SERVER OF A SERVICE PROVIDER TO A USER'S COMMUNICATION MODULE VIA A PORTABLE DEVICE

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method to parameterize a communication service delivered by a server of a service provider to a communication module of a user, the communication service being configured in accordance with an availability status, the method comprising:detecting a change in context of use of a portable device by the user separate from a change in context of use of the communication module, wherein detecting the change in context of use of the portable device is made by detecting a change of the display mode of the information fed back by the portable device and comprises receiving, by the communication module, a message from the portable device containing information indicating a change in context of use of the portable device;
determining a new availability status as a function of the detected change in context of use; and
transmitting a message relating to the new availability status to the server of the service provider or the communication module so that the communication service is configured on the basis of the determined new availability status;
parameterizing the portable device or the communication module in relation to the new availability status of the user; and
feeding information back to the user via a user interface of the portable device relating to the determined new availability status,
wherein the user interface of the portable device displays interface elements corresponding to a set of functionalities to be displayed, the feedback of information on the user's new availability status comprises selecting the set of functionalities to be displayed as a function of the user's new availability status and displaying interface elements corresponding to the set of selected functionalities.

US Pat. No. 10,433,154

ATTRIBUTE INDICATING A HOME COMPONENT OF A SUBSCRIBER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method, executable by a networking device to redirect messages to a home component, the method comprising:receiving, by a non-registered component at which a subscriber did not register to gain network access, a message configured for delivery to the subscriber;
processing, by the non-registered component, a data attribute, populated by a home component, within a subset of a profile corresponding to the subscriber, that indicates the home component at which the subscriber is registered to gain network access; and
based on the data attribute, redirecting the message from the non-registered component to the home component;
attaching the subscriber to the network;
registering the subscriber at the home component within the network; wherein registering the subscriber at the home component within the network comprises:
populating the data attribute with an address to the home component;
wherein processing the data attribute, within the profile corresponding to that subscriber, that indicates the home component comprises:
in response to an absent data attribute, updating the data attribute, within the profile of the subscriber, indicating the home component of the subscriber.