US Pat. No. 10,137,113

5-HT4 RECEPTOR AGONIST AS A PROKINETIC AGENT

RaQualia Pharma Inc., Ai...

1. A method for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases characterized by decreased upper gastrointestinal (GI) motility and decreased lower GI motility by stimulating the upper and lower GI motilities, which comprises administering to an animal subject including a mammalian subject in need thereof 4-{[4-({[4-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-1,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl]oxy}methyl)piperidin-1-yl]methyl}tetrahydro-2H-pyran-4-carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in an amount which is therapeutically effective to stimulate both upper and lower GI motilities at the same dose of about 0.005 to 50 mg per day/60 kg weight of the subject being treated.
US Pat. No. 10,137,625

BIAXIALLY ORIENTED BIO-BASED POLYESTER FILMS AND LAMINATES

TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA),...

1. A laminate film comprising:a biaxially oriented bio-based polyester resin-containing layer comprising crystalline polymer and having a radiocarbon content of at least 21.5 pMC,
wherein both surfaces of the bio-based polyester resin-containing layer comprise particulate antiblock or slip additives, and
a metal layer on a discharge-treated surface of the laminate bio-based polyester film,
wherein the film has an oxygen transmission rate of 5-50 cc/m2/day at 23 degrees Celsius and 0% RH, and a water vapor transmission rate of 0.03-0.70 g/m2/day at 38 degrees Celsius and 90% RH.
US Pat. No. 10,136,602

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068087

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068087, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124836.
US Pat. No. 10,137,114

RIFAXIMIN READY-TO-USE SUSPENSION

LUPIN LIMITED, (IN)

1. A process for preparing a stable, taste-masked, ready-to-use suspension of rifaximin wherein the said process comprises the steps of dispersing rifaximin in a suspension base comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable additive(s) and further milling the suspension to obtain a homogenously dispersed rifaximin suspension; wherein the suspension has a viscosity from about 20Cps to about 200 Cps and is stable for 90 days under conditions of 40° C. and 75% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,138,395

ABRASIVE PARTICLE-DISPERSION LAYER COMPOSITE AND POLISHING SLURRY COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME

KCTECH CO., LTD., Anseon...

1. An abrasive particle-dispersion layer composite comprising:abrasive particles;
a first dispersant being at least one anionic compound selected from the group consisting of a copolymer with a functional group of a resonance structure, a carboxyl group-containing polymer and a carboxyl group-containing organic acid;
a second dispersant being at least one cationic compound selected from the group consisting of an amino acid, an organic acid, polyalkylene glycol and a high-molecular polysaccharide coupled to a glucosamine compound; and
a third dispersant being a cationic polymer comprising at least two ionized cations in a molecular formula.
US Pat. No. 10,141,216

ROOM TEMPERATURE DEBONDABLE AND THERMALLY CURABLE COMPOSITIONS

PROMERUS, LLC, Brecksvil...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device comprising:forming a first polymer layer over a surface of a first substrate having structures thereon where said polymer layer comprises a thermally stable and crosslinkable polymer and a surface energy modifier featuring both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties;
forming a second polymer layer over a surface of a second substrate where second polymer comprises said thermally stable and cross-linkable polymer and a crosslinking agent;
wherein said thermally stable and crosslinkable polymer is selected from the group consisting of:
styrene-diene copolymers; and
ethylene, propylene, diene monomer (EPDM) polymers;
bonding thermally said surface of first substrate with said surface of second substrate at a first temperature, said first temperature being lower than a crosslinking temperature of said crosslinking agent;
subjecting said bonded substrates to a second temperature so as to allow crosslinking and direct bonding of said first polymer layer on first substrate with said second polymer layer on said second substrate, said second temperature being higher than said first temperature; and
wherein said first polymer layer is a release layer of thickness larger than the height of said structures on first substrate and is about 15 to 20 microns thick and said second polymer layer is an adhesive layer, wherein combined thickness of said release layer and said adhesive layer is about 50 microns; and
debonding said first substrate from said second substrate at room temperature by applying a mechanical force.
US Pat. No. 10,136,603

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067535

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067535, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124908.
US Pat. No. 10,138,396

POLISHING COMPOSITION

FUJIMI INCORPORATED, (JP...

1. A polishing composition used for polishing an object to be polished containing oxygen atoms and silicon atoms,the polishing composition comprising: abrasive grains A having an average primary particle size of 3 nm or more and 8 nm or less; abrasive grains B having an average primary particle size of more than 8 nm; and a dispersing medium, wherein
a content of the abrasive grains B in the polishing composition is larger than a content of the abrasive grains A in the polishing composition,
average silanol group density of the abrasive grains A and the abrasive grains B is 2.0 nm-2 or less, and
an aspect ratio of the abrasive grains B is more than 1.3 and 2.0 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,139,420

METHODS FOR TREATING VASO-OCCLUSIVE CRISIS USING NON-MODIFIED ANNEXIN V

ISNERM (Institut National...

1. A method for preventing or treating a vaso-occlusive crisis in a patient suffering from sickle cell disease comprising the step of administering to said patient a non-modified annexin V.
US Pat. No. 10,136,604

MAIZE INBRED PH42YN

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH42YN, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124769.
US Pat. No. 10,136,605

MAIZE INBRED PH41JG

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH41JG, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124811.
US Pat. No. 10,138,398

LOW APPLICATION TEMPERATURE HOT MELT ADHESIVE

1. A low application temperature hot melt adhesive comprising:(a) at least about 5 wt % to about 25 wt % of an olefin block copolymer, wherein having an average Melt Index range of greater than 5 and less than about 35 g/10 minutes at 190° C.;
(b) from about 40 to about 70 wt % of a tackifier;
(c) from about 0.5 to about 5 wt % a wax;
(d) from about 1 to about 30 wt % of a plasticizer diluent; and
(e) from 0 to about 5 wt % of an optional component;
wherein the adhesive has a viscosity of below about 11,000 centipoises at 120° C., a yield stress (12 in/min extensional rate) range of from about 7 to about 50 psi at 25° C., and a cross-over temperature (when G?=G?) greater than about 70° C.; and
wherein the sum of the total wt % of the adhesive equals to 100.
US Pat. No. 10,139,422

THROUGHPUT OPTIMIZING REAGENT DISTRIBUTION

Siemens Healthcare Diagno...

1. A method for distributing sample tests in an IVD environment comprising:identifying a plurality of expected tests to be performed by a plurality of analyzer modules on a plurality of patient fluid samples stored in sample vessels;
determining information about the capabilities of the plurality of analyzer modules;
receiving, at a processor, incompatibility data identifying which of the plurality of expected tests are incompatible, where two tests within the plurality of expected tests are identified as incompatible when a pipette that interacts with the plurality of patient fluid samples would need to spend at least one cycle doing one of sitting idle due to a resource allocation conflict between the two tests and performing a washing operation due to a chemistry conflict between the two tests;
calculating, by the processor, using the incompatibility data, a distribution of the plurality of expected tests amongst the plurality of analyzer modules that minimizes both resource allocation conflicts and chemistry conflicts;
allocating reagents to each of the plurality of analyzer modules by selectively distributing a plurality of reagents to each of the plurality of analyzer modules in accordance with the calculated distribution of expected tests;
scheduling the plurality of patient fluid samples to undergo tests at the plurality of analyzer modules in accordance with the calculated distribution of expected tests; and
moving the sample vessels via an automation system such that at least a subset of the plurality of patient fluid samples each undergo tests by at least two of the plurality of analyzer modules to complete a plurality of test panels in accordance with the scheduling step,
wherein the step of calculating a distribution of the plurality of expected tests comprises using a search algorithm to identify at least one solution that exceeds a compatibility threshold.
US Pat. No. 10,136,607

MAIZE INBRED PH432T

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH432T, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC accession number PTA-124802.
US Pat. No. 10,138,400

HOT MELT ADHESIVE

1. A hot melt adhesive agent comprising:(A) 3 to 60 parts by weight of a thermoplastic block copolymer consisting only of a radial styrene-conjugated diene block copolymer having (i) a styrene content of 35 to 45% by weight and a diblock content of 50 to 90% by weight (ii) a viscosity less than 250 mPa·s at 25° C. and 25% by weight in toluene solution;
(B) about 60 to about 85 parts by weight of a tackifier; and
(C) about 15 to about 20 parts by weight of an oil;
wherein the conjugated diene compound is selected from the group consisting of 1,3-butadiene, 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene, 1,3-pentadiene, 1,3-hexadiene and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,137,121

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER WITH FARNESYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS

Kura Oncology, Inc., San...

1. A method of treating an angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) in a subject, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of tipifarnib to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,138,402

ANTISTATIC AGENT, ANTISTATIC AGENT COMPOSITION, ANTISTATIC RESIN COMPOSITION, AND MOLDED BODY

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An antistatic agent comprising a polymer compound (E) having a structure in which a diol, an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, a compound (B) which comprises at least one group represented by the following Formula (1) and has hydroxyl groups at both ends, and an epoxy compound (D) having two or more epoxy groups are bound via ester bonds:—CH2—CH2—O—  (1).
US Pat. No. 10,136,610

GARDEN BEAN NAMED HMX5106

HM.CLAUSE, INC., Davis, ...

1. A seed of bean cultivar designated HMX5106, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under NCIMB No. 43073.
US Pat. No. 10,137,123

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY

University of Hawaii, Ho...

1. A method of treating heart failure of any cause in a mammalian subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an ion channel TRPV1 inhibitor, with the proviso that if the heart failure is caused by acute myocardial ischemia, the administering of the ion channel TRPV1 inhibitor occurs after the therapeutic window for protection from acute myocardial ischemia.
US Pat. No. 10,138,406

LUBRICATION FOR DRILLING FLUID

1. A modified drilling fluid comprising:a water-based drilling fluid in a range of from 95 vol. % to 99 vol. %; and
a drilling fluid lubricant in a range of from 0.1 vol. % to 5 vol. % of the fluid,where the drilling fluid lubricant comprises:a crude tall oil product that is selected from the group consisting of: crude tall oil; distilled tall oil; acid tall oil; fractionated tall oil; and combinations thereof, and;
an at least partially transesterified derivative of ricinoleic acid product that is comprised of at least partially transesterified derivatives of ricinoleic acid, wherein the volume ratio of the derivative of ricinoleic acid to the crude tall oil product is between about 1:1 to about 1:3, and wherein the derivative of ricinoleic acid is present at about at least 10 vol. % of the drilling fluid lubricant.
US Pat. No. 10,137,126

METHOD OF PREPARING VERY SLIGHTLY SOLUBLE DRUG WITH SOLID DOSAGE FORM

YUNG SHIN PHARM. IND. CO....

1. A method of preparing a very slightly water soluble drug with a solid dosage form including the following steps:(a) Adding a very slightly soluble drug into an organic solvent and a polysorbate to form a first solution;
(b) Adding the first solution into a second solution and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient to obtain a mixture, wherein the second solution comprises water or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), and a volume ratio of the first solution and the second solution is between 8:1 and 1:1; and
(c) Drying and compressing the mixture in step (b) to form a very slightly soluble drug with a solid dosage form.
US Pat. No. 10,138,408

AMIDE BRANCHED AROMATIC CELLING AGENTS

Synoil Fluids Holdings In...

1. A downhole fluid comprising a base fluid, a gelling agent with an aromatic core of more than one aromatic ring, the gelling agent having four or more amide branches distributed about the aromatic core, each of the four or more amide branches (i) being connected to the aromatic core via a carbon-nitrogen bond or a carbon-carbon bond, (ii) having a first side chain that is a hydrogen and (iii) having a second side chain with one or more organic groups.
US Pat. No. 10,138,412

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING NOVEL VISCOSIFYING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

KEANE GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC...

1. A method for fracturing a formation comprising:pumping a fracturing fluid composition into a formation at a pressure sufficient and for a time sufficient to fracture the formation,
wherein the fracturing fluid composition comprises:
a base fluid,
a polymer system including:
a major portion of one partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymer or a plurality of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymers, and
a minor portion of one natural hydratable polymer or a plurality natural hydratable polymers, and
an effective amount of a viscosifying system including one guanidine salt or a plurality of guanidine salts,
wherein the major portion is an amount greater than or equal to 50 wt. % and the minor portion is an amount less than or equal to 50 wt. %, and
wherein the effective amount is sufficient to increase the viscosity of the synthetic polymer system by 20% or more compared to fracturing fluids including only the polymer system.
US Pat. No. 10,137,132

PARENTERAL FORMULATIONS OF DOPAMINE AGONISTS

VeroScience, LLC, Tivert...

1. A stable parenteral dosage form comprising at least one dopamine agonist selected from the group consisting of 2-bromo-a-ergocriptine (bromocriptine), terguride, dihydroergotoxine (hydergine), erfotoxine, 6-me-thyl 8-carbobenzyloxy-aminoethyl-10-a-ergoline, 8-acy-laminoergoline, 6-methyl-8-a-(N-acyl)amino-9-ergoline, lisuride, dihydro-alpha-ergocriptine, dihydro-alpha-ergotox-ine, 6-methyl-8-a-(N-phenyl-acety)amino-9-ergoline, ergo-cornine, 9,10-dihydroergocornine, any D-2-halo-6-alkyl-8-substituted ergoline, and D-2-bromo-6-methyl-8-cyanomethylergoline, dopamine, apomorphine, SKF38393, dihydrexidine, SKF 75670, SKF 82957, SKF 81297, SKF 82958, SKF 82598, A77636, A68930, and SKF 82526 (fenoldopam), in particulate form and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient selected from the group consisting of a bioadhesion enhancer, a permeation enhancer and a stabilizer, said particulate dopamine agonist being present in a first portion containing particles of between 0.1 and 5.0 ?m and a second portion containing particles of between 10 and 200 ?m,said dopamine agonist and said at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient being present in amounts that provide the dosage form with a pharmacokinetic profile comprising
a) a Tmax at about 1 to about 90 minutes after administration of the parenteral dosage form;
b) a plasma drug concentration of at least 50% Cmax for a duration of about 90 to about 360 minutes after Tmax when said dosage form is administered parenterally.
US Pat. No. 10,136,621

METHOD OF PRODUCING INFERTILE FISH AND EGG-PRODUCING AQUATIC ANIMALS AND OF DELIVERING COMPOUNDS INTO EGGS AND EMBRYOS

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BA...

1. A composition for treatment of fish eggs to render fish produced therefrom reproductively sterile, said composition comprising an anti-sense Morpholino oligomer conjugated to an octaguanidine dendrimer molecular transporter, wherein said anti-sense Morpholino oligomer suppresses the translation of dead end gene in said fish.
US Pat. No. 10,137,135

FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PROGESTIN-ONLY CONTRACEPTION WHILE MINIMIZING ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH

Allergan Sales, LLC, Irv...

1. A method of providing progestin-only contraception to a woman while minimizing adverse side effects associated with the progestin-only contraception, comprising the steps of:1) applying a transdermal patch to the outer skin surface of a woman and allowing the patch to remain applied to the outer skin surface of the woman for at least seven days; and
2) removing the transdermal patch from the outer skin surface after about seven days wherein the transdermal patch comprises norethindrone and/or norethindrone acetate as the only active hormonal agents in an amount of from about 1% w/w to about 15% w/w of the transdermal formulation and a permeation enhancer comprising isopropyl myristate and lauryl alcohol in an amount from about 3% w/w to about 15% w/w of the transdermal patch; and
the norethindrone and/or norethindrone acetate are administered from the transdermal patch at a rate and amount that provides a minimum norethindrone serum level of at least 300 pg/ml from about 24 hours to about 168 hours following application of the patch to the outer skin surface and a maximum norethindrone serum level of less than 1200 pg/ml about 24 to 96 hours following application of the patch to the outer skin surface.
US Pat. No. 10,138,416

CONTROL OF PARTICULATE ENTRAINMENT BY FLUIDS

Trican Well Service, Ltd,...

1. A method of hydraulic fracturing of a formation, comprising:a) making a hydraulic fracturing fluid composition by:
i) contacting sand proppants having a surface with a medium containing a chemical compound to render the surface of the proppants hydrophobic, wherein the chemical compound is an organosilane;
ii) separating the proppants from the medium; and
iii) mixing the proppants with water and an oil to form a mixture; and
b) pumping the mixture into the formation.
US Pat. No. 10,137,136

METHODS FOR INHIBITING MUSCLE ATROPHY

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEAR...

1. A method for enhancing muscle formation, increasing muscle mass, or reducing muscle atrophy in an animal identified or having been identified to be in need of enhanced muscle formation, increased muscle mass, or reduced muscle atrophy, the method comprising administering to the animal an effective amount of ursolic acid or a salt, solvate, or polymorph thereof, thereby enhancing muscle formation, increasing muscle mass, or reducing muscle atrophy in the animal, wherein said animal:(a) is a primate that has not been diagnosed with a need for treatment of diabetes; or
(b) is selected from the group consisting of a domesticated fish, domesticated crustacean, domesticated mollusk, poultry, rabbit, dog, cat, guinea pig, and livestock.
US Pat. No. 10,138,163

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A MILK OF SLAKED LIME OF GREAT FINENESS AND MILK OF GREAT FINENESS THEREBY OBTAINED

S. A. Lhoist Recherche et...

1. Process for manufacturing a milk of lime of great fineness wherein said milk of lime comprises slaked lime particles in suspension into an aqueous phase, the slaked lime particles having a d50 greater than or equal to 2 ?m and lower than or equal to 6 ?m, measured by means of a laser granulometer in methanol, comprising at least the steps of:(a) adding water to quicklime instead of addition of quicklime to water to obtain a paste of lime and
(b) forming a milk of slaked lime of great fineness with said paste of lime.
US Pat. No. 10,137,140

THERAPEUTIC COMPOSITION

Dermarc LLC, Wayne, PA (...

1. A pharmaceutical topical gel formulation comprising:about 0.125% furosemide;
about 0.125% digoxin;
alkylene glycol in the range of about 20-60% w/w;
ethanol in the range of about 20-60% w/w;
at least one thickener in the range of about 0.5% to 5% w/w;
a buffer which maintains the formulation pH at about pH 3 to about pH 8, wherein the buffer is citric acid and sodium citrate present in the formulation at 7.5 mmol/l to 15 mmol/l; and
optionally, polyalkylene glycol in the range of about 0-20% w/w;
q.s. with water,
wherein the concentrations are based on the total weight of the formulation, further wherein the topical gel formulation is anti-viral.
US Pat. No. 10,137,141

TREATMENT REGIMEN TIACUMICIN COMPOUND

Astellas Pharma Europe Lt...

1. A method of treating a Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) or Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea or disease (CDAD) in a patient according to a dosage regimen selected from the group consisting of:i. administering orally to the patient 200 mg of a tiacumicin compound, a stereoisomer thereof, a polymorph thereof or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof BID for 5 days followed by 5 days of rest and then 200 mg once daily for a further 10 days and
ii. administering orally to the patient 200 mg of a tiacumicin compound, a stereoisomer thereof, a polymorph thereof or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof orally BID for 5 days followed by a single 200 mg every other day for 20 days.
US Pat. No. 10,138,422

PREPARATION PROCESS OF A FLAME RETARDANT COMPOSITION MADE FROM BROMINATED BISMUTH AND/OR ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS COMPLEXED WITH MELAMINE AND COMPOSITION OBTAINED THEREBY

Sichim Alfa S.r.l., Rave...

1. Flame retardant composition, characterized in that it is composed of: a complex having a formula ML(MeBr3), where ML indicates melamine and Me is bismuth or antimony; melamine bromohydrate; at least one among the compounds chosen from the group consisting of melamine, melamine phosphate, melamine polyphosphate, ammonium phosphate, ammonium polyphosphate, graphite, silica, lignin, triphenyl-phosphate, coke and compounds containing triazine rings condensed or linked by —NH groups; and optional additives; wherein the composition is composed of:20-65% in weight of said complex having the formula ML (MeBr3);
20-65% in weight of melamine bromohydrate;
10-40% in weight of at least one among the compounds chosen from the group consisting of melamine, melamine phosphate, melamine polyphosphate, ammonium phosphate, ammonium polyphosphate, graphite, silica, lignin, triphenyl-phosphate, coke and compounds containing triazine rings condensed or linked by —NH groups;
0-3% of additives.
US Pat. No. 10,138,167

THERMAL SPRAY MATERIAL, THERMAL SPRAY COATING AND THERMAL SPRAY COATED ARTICLE

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A thermal sprayed article comprising:a substrate; and
a thermal spray coating deposited on a surface of the substrate by thermal spraying of the thermal spray material, the thermal spray material comprising a yttrium oxyfluoride comprising a yttrium (Y), oxygen (O) and a fluorine (F) as its elemental constituents, the yttrium oxyfluoride having a molar ratio (F/Y) of the fluorine to the yttrium of 1.1 or greater,
wherein the thermal spray coating comprises a Y6O5F8 phase.
US Pat. No. 10,137,144

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

American Gene Technologie...


US Pat. No. 10,137,146

OXYGEN-ENABLED COMPOSITION

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Waco,...

1. A composition, comprising:a poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide comprising a clathrate containing oxygen gas molecules that is chlorine-free and soluble in a fluid.
US Pat. No. 10,138,171

METHOD FOR ALTERING PHOTOSYNTHETIC GROWTH

1. A method for reducing or enhancing photosynthetic activity of a photosynthetic organism, the method consisting essentially of providing a form of pigmented matter, fertilizer, and optionally an adhesive material to the photosynthetic organism, wherein the pigmented matter is sprayed onto the leaves of the photosynthetic organism, and the pigmented matter contains chlorophyll.
US Pat. No. 10,138,172

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND WORKPIECES USING MECHANOSYNTHESIS

CBN Nano Technologies, In...

1. A system for building a workpiece comprising:a specification for a three-dimensional, atomically-precise workpiece;
a build sequence for building said workpiece with a desired level of reliability;
a means of providing feedstock;
a means to position said feedstock; and
a means to cause mechanosynthetic reactions with said feedstock, to create said workpiece,
wherein at least some of said mechanosynthetic reactions have a calculated temperature-dependent reliability of at least about 93.8% at 77K.
US Pat. No. 10,138,429

METHOD FOR STARTING UP A FISCHER TROPSCH PROCESS

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A Fischer-Tropsch catalyst that comprises:titania
between 5 to 35 weight percent cobalt, calculated on the total weight of the catalyst
in the range of between to 0.1 to 15 weight percent promoter, whereby the promoter comprises manganese, rhenium, Group 8-10 noble metals, or mixtures thereof;
and more than 0.7 and less than 4 weight percent of the element chlorine, calculated on the total weight of the catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,136,637

PESTICIDE NANO-SUSPENSION

AGFORM LIMITED, Southham...

1. A composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of particles, wherein the particles comprise a surface active agent and one or more active agents selected from herbicides, insecticides or fungicides, the mean particle diameter is 500 nanometers or less, the surface active agent is a polyetheralkanolamine comb polymer, and wherein the composition comprises at least 25% by weight of active agent.
US Pat. No. 10,137,149

PARTICLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER IN COMBINATION WITH RADIOTHERAPY

Oxford University Innovat...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject comprising:administering a particle to a locus or site of the cancer or to tumour tissue in the subject, which particle comprises a metal oxide, which metal oxide is titanium dioxide doped with from 0.1 to 25 mol % of at least one rare earth element, wherein the titanium dioxide is a host lattice and the at least one rare earth element is present as a dopant within said host lattice; and
applying X-ray radiation suitable for radiotherapy to the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue and thereby exciting the metal oxide in the particle at the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue and generating reactive oxygen species at the locus or site of the cancer or tumour tissue.
US Pat. No. 10,138,173

ZONE REFINING METHOD FOR NUTRACEUTICALS

White Flower Associates, ...

1. A method for purifying an organic compound, comprising the following steps:(i) providing a crystalline sample of organic compound having a first impurity level,
(ii) adding a catalyst to the sample,
(iii) heating a portion of the sample to a temperature at or above melting point of the organic compound so as to create a molten zone of the sample,
(iv) moving application of heat down the length of the sample, such that the molten zone is moved along the length of the sample,
(v) collecting molten material at an end of the sample,
(vi) optionally grinding the sample back to a powder,
(vii) repeating steps (i)-(iv) at least two more times, and
(viii) obtaining a purified sample having a second impurity level, which is lower than the first impurity level,
wherein the organic compound is a nutraceutical selected from the group consisting of vinpocetine, huperzine, astrazaloside IV, HEPPS buffer, curcumin, piperine, uridine, capsaicin and kinetin.
US Pat. No. 10,138,430

CONVERSION OF LIPIDS INTO OLEFINS

1. A method of conversion of a lipid to an olefin product, comprising the steps of heating a mixture of unsaturated triacylglycerols or alkyl esters of unsaturated fatty acids and a reactant olefin with microwave irradiation, in the presence of a ruthenium complex catalyst in reaction conditions sufficient to convert the mixture into an effluent comprising the olefin product.
US Pat. No. 10,137,150

GRAPHENE AND GRAPHENE-RELATED MATERIALS FOR MANIPULATION OF CELL MEMBRANE POTENTIAL

1. An activating system comprising:at least one biointerface adapted to generate free charge carriers in response to exposure to electromagnetic radiation, the at least one biointerface comprising one or more materials comprising at least one graphene sheet, graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, graphite, graphite oxide, or combinations thereof;
at least one source of electromagnetic radiation adapted configured to expose the at least one biointerface to the electromagnetic radiation; and
at least one biological target comprising live cells that contact or are positioned in sufficient proximity to the at least one biointerface such that cell membrane potentials of the live cells are remotely and reversibly manipulated by the free charge carriers generated by exposure of the at least one biointerface to the electromagnetic radiation.
US Pat. No. 10,138,175

PARTICLES INCLUDING ZEOLITE CATALYSTS AND THEIR USE IN OLIGOMERIZATION PROCESSES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for the oligomerization of olefins, the process comprising contacting at least one spheroid particle with a feedstock under oligomerization conditions to form at least one oligomer product,wherein the spheroid particle has an average particle size of from 0.1 mm to 5.0 mm and comprises the product of:
(1) at least one zeolite catalyst which comprises TON or MFS framework structure; and
(2) at least one binder which comprises metal oxide and/or clay,
wherein the feedstock comprises one or more of propene, pentenes, hexenes, their isomers, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,137,153

METHODS FOR TREATING AN INFECTIOUS OR NEOPLASTIC DISEASE

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A method of treating a subject suffering from an infectious or neoplastic disease with immunotherapy comprising:(a) providing a gel comprising:
(i) collagen and fibrin, which gel is sufficient to support viability of an immune cell and growth of a cell from an infectious or neoplastic disease obtained from the subject; and
ii an immune cell and a cell from an infectious or neoplastic disease obtained from the subject disposed within the gel;
(b) incubating the gel under conditions that support viability of the immune cell and growth of the cell from the infectious or neoplastic disease obtained from the subject for a period of time sufficient to determine whether the immune cell has an effect on the cell from the infectious or neoplastic disease obtained from the subject;
(c) determining the number of viable cells from the infectious or neoplastic disease, if any, that are present after step (b), wherein the determining step comprises carrying out a clonogenic assay to determine how many, if any, infectious or neoplastic disease cells are present;
(d) determining a critical concentration of immune cells required to treat or eradicate the infectious or neoplastic disease in the subject; and
(e)administering to the subject the critical concentration of immune cells determined in step (d).
US Pat. No. 10,136,642

COMPOSITION OF PERACETIC ACID AND AT LEAST ONE ORGANIC FUNGICIDE FOR THE CONTROL AND/OR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRESENCE OF PATHOGENS, AND METHOD, USE AND KIT INVOLVING SAID COMPOSITION

AGRI-NEO, INC., Toronto,...

1. A composition comprising water soluble ingredients comprising:(i) peracetic acid; and
(ii) at least one organic fungicide,wherein the at least one organic fungicide comprises a fungicide having a mode of action consisting of:I) Respiration and belonging to one of the following sub-groups:inhibition of complex II: succinate-dehydrogenase which are Succinate DeHydrogenase Inhibitors (SDHI);
inhibition of complex I NADH Oxido-reductase which are pyrimidinamines pyrazole-MET1;
inhibition of complex III cytochrome bc1 (ubiquinone reductase) at Qi site which are Quinone Inside Inhibitors Qil fungicides;
inhibition of complex III cytochrome bc1 (ubiquinone reductase) at Qx which are Quinone x Inhibitor Qxl-fungicide;
inhibitors of oxidative phosphorylation ATP synthase which are organo tins;
ATP production (prop.) which are thiophene carboxamides;
uncoupler of oxidative phosphorylation;
or
inhibition of complex III cytochrome bc1 (ubiquinol oxidase) at Qo site (cyt b gene) which are Quinone Outside Inhibitors Qol fungicides selected from the group consist of methoxy-acrylates, oximino-acetamides, oximino-acetates, oxazolidine-diones, imidazolinones and dihydro-dioxazines;II) Amino Acid and Protein Synthesis and belonging to one of the following sub-groups:methionine biosynthesis (cgs gene) (prop.) which are aniline-pyrimidines (AP) fungicides;
protein synthesis which are hexopyranosyl antibiotics;
protein synthesis which are glucopyranosyl antibiotics; or
protein synthesis which are tetracycline antibiotics; orIII) Sterol Biosynthesis in membranes and belonging to one of the following sub-groups:C14-demethylase in sterol biosynthesis (erg11/cyp51) which are DeMethylation Inhibitors (DMI-fungicides) belonging to the Sterol Biosynthesis Inhibitor (SBI) Class I;
?14-reductase and ?8??7-isomerase in sterol biosynthesis (erg2, erg 24) which are amines “morpholines” belonging to the SBI Class II;
3-Keto reductase in C4-de-methylatin (erg 27) which are belonging to the SBI:Class III; or
squalene epoxidase in sterol biosynthesis (erg1) which are belonging to the SBI class IV.
US Pat. No. 10,137,154

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR EXPANDING LONG-TERM HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL POPULATIONS

BioVentures, LLC, Little...

1. A method of expanding an isolated population of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) comprising:a) culturing a starter cell population of HSCs;
b) adding M2 polarized macrophages and optionally at least one macrophage-derived secretion factor to the starter cell population to form an expanding HSC population; and,
c) culturing the expanding HSC population to form an expanded HSC population, wherein the number of long term expanded HSCs is increased in comparison to the number of long term HSCs in the starter cell population, wherein the HSCs have improved expansion and engraftment capabilities compared to HSCs expanded with non-polarized macrophages.
US Pat. No. 10,137,666

NOISE ABSORBENT FABRIC HAVING IMPROVED HEAT AND SOUND INSULATION PROPERTY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A noise-absorbent fabric comprising:a metal film; and
a noise-absorbing layer comprising a nonwoven fabric comprising i) an amount of about 30-100 wt % of a heat-resistant fiber based on the total weight of the noise-absorbing layer and ii) a first binder,
wherein the nonwoven fabric comprises microcavities.
US Pat. No. 10,137,155

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITION OF LINEAGE SPECIFIC ANTIGENS

The Trustees of Columbia ...

1. A method of treating a hematopoietic malignancy, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof:(i) an effective amount of an agent targeting a lineage-specific cell-surface antigen, wherein the agent comprises an antigen-binding fragment that binds the lineage-specific cell-surface antigen, wherein the lineage-specific cell-surface antigen is CD33 or CD19; and wherein the agent is an immune cell expressing a chimeric receptor that comprises the antigen-binding fragment; and
(ii) a population of hematopoietic cells, wherein the hematopoietic cells are genetically-engineered such that the gene encoding the lineage specific cell-surface antigen that is targeted by the antigen-binding fragment of (i) is engineered to reduce or eliminate the expression of the lineage-specific cell-surface antigen that is targeted by the antigen-binding fragment of (i); andwherein the immune cell set forth in (i) is different from the population of hematopoietic cells set forth in (ii).
US Pat. No. 10,138,179

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2,4-DIENAL ACETAL COMPOUND AND 2,4-DIENAL COMPOUND

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for producing a 2,4-dienal acetal compound of Formula (2):R1CH?CH—CH?CH—CH(OR2)(OR3)  (2),
comprising a step of subjecting a 2-enal acetal compound having a leaving group X at position C5 and being expressed by Formula (1):
R1CHX—CH2—CH?CH—CH(OR2)(OR3)  (1),
wherein, R1 stands for a hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 13 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 each independently stands for a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or R2 and R3 are joined together to form, as R2-R3, a divalent hydrocarbon group having from 2 to 10 carbon atoms, X stands for a leaving group which is an alkoxy group having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an acyloxy group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a silyloxy group having from 3 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkanesulfonyloxy group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, an arenesulfonyloxy group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or a halogen atom,
to an elimination reaction in the presence of a base to obtain the 2,4-dienal acetal compound (2).
US Pat. No. 10,136,900

PNEUMATIC TOURNIQUET

M.A.S. MED GLOBAL LTD, R...

1. An intelligent pneumatic tourniquet, comprising:a) a control device which is locally attached to an inflatable strap having an internal cavity, for achieving a predetermined pressure within said cavity and for thereby applying a required hemorrhage suppressing force onto a limb with which said strap is engaged, wherein said control device comprises a compressed gas container, a flow control unit that is in fluid communication with said container and with said internal cavity, and a rigid housing within which said compressed gas container and said flow control unit are retained; and
b) a strap restraining unit for triggering said flow control unit by an initiating force applied thereby, wherein said flow control unit, when triggered, is configured to selectively supply a dose of pressurized gas discharged from said gas container to said internal cavity,
wherein said flow control unit comprises a slidable puncture pin carrier and an abutment protruding from said carrier, a triggering force being transmitted from said abutment to said carrier to initiate puncturing of a membrane of said compressed gas container and resulting discharge of said compressed gas into said internal cavity of said strap.
US Pat. No. 10,137,157

TREATMENT OF OBESITY, THE METABOLIC SYNDROME, TYPE 2 DIABETES, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE BY USING AT LEAST ONE BACTERIAL STRAIN FROM PREVOTELLA

PROPREV AB, Helsingborg ...

1. A product selected from the group consisting of a food product, food ingredient, food supplement or medicament, said product comprising isolated Prevotella copri (P. copri) and at least one type of dietary fibre,wherein the food product, food ingredient and food supplement are suitable for ingestion and the medicament is suitable for use as a suppository or enema or enclosed in a capsule.
US Pat. No. 10,138,181

METHOD FOR CHLORINATION AND DEHYDROGENATION OF ETHANE

ZHONGKE YIGONG (XIAMEN) C...

1. A method for chlorination and dehydrogenation of ethane, comprising:mixing a low-melting-point metal chloride in a gas phase with C2H6 at a reaction temperature;
reducing the low-melting-point metal chloride to form a liquid-state low-melting-point metal; and
chlorinating and dehydrogenizing the C2H6 to produce a mixed gas containing HCl, C2H6, C2H4, C2H2, and C2H3Cl.
US Pat. No. 10,138,438

LOW SULFUR MARINE DISTILLATE FUEL TRUNK PISTON ENGINE OIL COMPOSITION

Chevron Oronite Technolog...

1. A marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubricating oil composition comprising:(a) a major amount of a Group I base oil;
(b) a detergent composition comprising:
(i) a medium overbased detergent comprising an overbased salt of a linear alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid, wherein at least 90 mole % of the alkyl groups are C20 or greater, and wherein the TBN of the medium overbased detergent on an actives basis is from about 100 to 300 mg KOH/g;
(ii) a high overbased detergent comprising an overbased salt of a linear alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid, wherein at least 90 mole % of the alkyl groups are C20 or greater, and wherein the TBN of the high overbased detergent on an actives basis is greater than about 300 mg KOH/g; and
(iii) a non-overbased sulfurized alkylphenate detergent which is substantially free of polyol promoter oxidation products; and which is prepared by the process comprising: contacting an alkylphenol having at least one alkyl substituent from 6 to 36 carbon atoms with sulfur, in the presence of a promoter acid selected from the group of alkanoic acids having 1 through 3 carbon atoms, mixtures of the alkanoic acids, alkaline earth metal salts of the alkanoic acids and mixtures thereof, and at least a stoichiometric amount of a calcium base sufficient to neutralize the alkylphenol and the promoter at a temperature of from about 130° C. to about 250° C. under reactive conditions in the absence of a polyol promoter or an alkanol having 1 to 5 carbon atoms for a sufficient period of time to react essentially all of the sulfur thereby yielding a calcium sulfurized alkylphenate essentially free of elemental sulfur, wherein the non-overbased sulfurized alkylphenate detergent is present at less than 3.5 wt %,
wherein the ratio of weight % medium overbased detergent (i) to weight % high overbased detergent (ii) is from about 0.1:1 to 10:1; and
(c) a marine distillate fuel trunk piston diesel engine lubricating oil composition additive selected from the group consisting of an antioxidant, ashless dispersant, other detergent, rust inhibitor, dehazing agent, demulsifying agent, pour point depressant, antifoaming agent, co-solvent, corrosion-inhibitor, dyes, extreme pressure agent and mixtures thereof,
wherein the TBN of the composition is less than 30 mg KOH/g; and
wherein the composition does not contain a friction modifier and an overbased detergent comprising a salt of an alkyl-substituted hydroxybenzoic acid having at least 50 mole % of alkyl groups that are C14-C18.
US Pat. No. 10,136,646

AGRICULTURAL ENDOPHYTE-PLANT COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE

Indigo Ag, Inc., Boston,...

1. A method for preparing an agricultural seed preparation, comprising:a) manually or mechanically inoculating a plurality of Glycine agricultural plant seeds with a formulation comprising a purified bacterial population at a concentration of at least 104 CFU/ml in a liquid formulation or at least 104 CFU/gm in a non-liquid formulation, the bacterial population comprising a seed bacterial endophyte comprising a 16S nucleic acid sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 1446 and exhibiting the ability to produce or induce in a Glycine agricultural plant grown from the inoculated Glycine agricultural plant seed at least one of production of an auxin or production of acetoin, wherein the inoculated seeds and/or the Glycine agricultural plant grown therefrom comprises an increased production of a polypeptide of Aspartate aminotransferase glyoxysomal isozyme AAT1 precursor, wherein the seed bacterial endophyte is present in the formulation in an amount capable of providing a benefit to the inoculated Glycine plant seeds or to the Glycine agricultural plants grown from the inoculated Glycine plant seeds compared to reference Glycine seeds or reference Glycine agricultural plants, wherein the formulation further comprises a stabilizer, a fungicide, a preservative, or a combination thereof; and
(b) packaging the inoculated seeds in a container.
US Pat. No. 10,137,158

USE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS TO REBALANCE ISCHEMIA BIOENERGETICS

The Board of Trustees of ...

5. A method for correction of a metabolic imbalance as a result of ischemia in a mammalian tissue, the method comprising:contacting a tissue suffering from ischemia or at risk of ischemia with effective dose of photosynthetic microorganisms in the presence of a light source, where the dose or concentration is sufficient to increase oxygenation and simple sugar delivery at the targeted tissue or organ, wherein the tissue is cardiac tissue that is ischemic as the result of a surgical procedure, wherein the tissue is contacted with an effective dose of photosynthetic microorganisms systemically administered in vivo.
US Pat. No. 10,137,670

ACOUSTIC MATERIAL AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. An acoustic material comprising a plurality of wood veneers laminated via an adhesive,wherein
the veneer is impregnated with the adhesive,
adjacent veneers are substantially in contact with one another, and
the adjacent veneers are impregnated with the adhesive in an amount of no less than 1 g/m2 and no greater than 50 g/m2 per unit area in and around a boundary region of the adjacent veneers.
US Pat. No. 10,141,517

CHARGE-TRANSPORTING MATERIAL

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A charge-transporting material comprising:a charge transporting substance:
a halotetracyanoquinodimethane:
a complexing agent having the ability to form a complex with the halotetracyanoquinodimethane, wherein the halotetracyanoquinodimethane and the complexing agent form a complex: and
a heteropolyacid.
US Pat. No. 10,136,647

SYNERGISTIC BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS SUBSP. KURSTAKI AND CHLORANTRANILIPROLE MIXTURES FOR DIAMONDBACK MOTH, BEET ARMYWORM, SUGARCANE BORER, SOYBEAN LOOPER AND CORN EARWORM CONTROL

VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC, ...

1. A method of controlling a crop plant pest selected from the group consisting of Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), Beet armyworm (Spodoptera exigua), Sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis), and Corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) comprising applying a pesticidally effective amount of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole to a plant, wherein Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki and chlorantraniliprole are applied at a weight ratio of about 1:0.001.
US Pat. No. 10,137,159

BOEHMERIA EXTRACT AND ITS USE IN TREATING LIVER DISEASES

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A method for treating liver fibrosis, the method comprising:identifying a subject suffering from liver fibrosis;
providing a pharmaceutically active extract obtained from Boehmeria nivea; and
administering an effective amount of the pharmaceutically active extract to the subject,wherein the pharmaceutically active extract is obtained by immersing a root of the Boehmeria nivea in water at 25° C.-40° C., removing the root to obtain a solution, and concentrating the solution to form the pharmaceutically active extract; and the pharmaceutically active extract is the only extract from Boehmeria nivea that is administered to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,138,440

SHOCK ABSORBER OIL COMPOSITION

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A method, comprising absorbing vibrations with a shock absorber, said shock absorber comprising a shock absorber oil composition comprising:a base oil:
0. 1 mass % to 1 mass % of a component (A) comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of an acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and lauryl alcohol, an acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and oleyl alcohol, an amine salt of acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and lauryl alcohol, an amine salt of acidic phosphate of phosphoric acid and oleyl alcohol, a phosphite of phosphorous acid and lauryl alcohol, a phosphite of phosphorous acid and oleyl alcohol, an amine salt of the phosphite of phosphorous acid and lauryl alcohol, and an amine salt of the phosphite of phosphorous acid and oleyl alcohol, based on a total amount of the shock absorber oil composition;
0.1 mass % to 1 mass % of a component (B) that is stearic acid amide, based on the total amount of the shock absorber oil composition; and
0.01 mass % to 0.1 mass % of a component (C) that is at least one primary amine selected from the group consisting of monooleyl amine and monolauryl amine, based on the total amount of the shock absorber oil composition,
wherein:
the primary amine (C) is the only amine in the shock absorber oil composition;
the shock absorber oil composition does not contain an ?-olefin copolymer; and
during the absorbing, the high speed friction coefficient between the metals of the shock absorber at a speed of 10 mm/s ranges from 0.108 to 0.112, the low-speed friction coefficient between metals of the shock absorber at a speed of 0.3 mm/s ranges from 0.091 to 0.097, and the ratio between the low-speed friction coefficient to the high-speed friction coefficient ranges from 0.843 to 0.873.
US Pat. No. 10,136,648

FISH ATTRACTION COMPOSITION

1. A fish attractant comprising:a) one or more polyethylene glycol polymers having a mw of about 300 to 4600 in an amount of 19% to 53% by weight of said fish attractant;
b) a polyethylene wax having a mw of about 220 to 560 in an amount of about 7% to 22% by weight of said fish attractant;
c) petroleum jelly in an amount of about 8% about 24% by weight of said fish attractant;
d) a scent in an amount sufficient to attract fish when immersed in water.
US Pat. No. 10,137,160

USE OF HUMULUS JAPONICUS EXTRACT FOR TREATING OBESITY OR HYPERLIPIDEMIA

1. A method for treating obesity or hyperlipidemia in a male subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a Humulus japonicus extract to said male subject,wherein the Humulus japonicas extract is a water extract or an ethanol extract.
US Pat. No. 10,138,184

CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR PREPARING ETHYLENE GLYCOL FROM A CARBOHYDRATE SOURCE

Avantium Knowledge Centre...

1. Continuous process for preparing ethylene glycol from a carbohydrate source byreaction of the carbohydrate source with hydrogen,
wherein hydrogen, the carbohydrate source and a liquid diluent are continuously fed into a continuous stirred tank reactor wherein a catalyst system is present, which catalyst system comprises a tungsten compound and at least one hydrogenolysis metal selected from the groups 8, 9 or 10 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, to achieve the reaction between the carbohydrate source and hydrogen to ethylene glycol;
wherein continuously a product mixture comprising ethylene glycol and diluent is removed from the continuous stirred tank reactor; and
wherein continuously or periodically further at least a tungsten compound is added to the continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR), wherein the amount of tungsten that is added to the CSTR is such that the concentration thereof in the CSTR is substantially constant.
US Pat. No. 10,136,649

METHODS FOR SCREENING BACTERIA, ARCHAEA, ALGAE, AND YEAST USING CRISPR NUCLEIC ACIDS

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A method of killing a wild-type bacterial cell having a functional endogenous Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR system within a population of bacterial cells, comprising:introducing into the population of bacterial cells a heterologous nucleic acid construct comprising a Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR array (crRNA, crDNA) comprising (5? to 3?) a repeat-spacer-repeat sequence or a repeat-spacer sequence,
wherein the spacer of said repeat-spacer-repeat sequence or said repeat-spacer sequence comprises a nucleotide sequence that is 100% complementary to a target sequence of the wild-type bacterial cell, the target sequence having at least 10 consecutive nucleotides adjacent to a protospacer-adjacent motif (PAM) recognized by the functional endogenous Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR system,
thereby killing the wild-type bacterial cell within the population of bacterial cells;
provided that the following are not introduced into the population of bacterial cells:
(a) an exogenous Cas3 polypeptide that recognizes a complex of Cascade and the Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR array, and an exogenous nucleic acid construct encoding said exogenous Cas3 polypeptide; and
(b) an exogenous Cascade polypeptide that recognizes the Cascade-Cas3 CRISPR array, and an exogenous nucleic acid construct encoding said Cascade polypeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,138,442

OUTDOOR CLEANING SYSTEM CONCENTRATES

Jelmar, LLC, Skokie, IL ...

1. An outdoor cleaning concentrate composition comprising:a surfactant selected from the group consisting of alkyl glucosides, alkyl carboxylates, alkyl polyoxyethylenes, alkyl polysaccharides, alkylamine ethoxylates, amphoterics, amine oxides, polyalkylene glycol, sarcosines and sarcosinates;
a fungicide, comprising about 6 wt. % to about 12 wt. % of the composition;
a chelating agent; and
a disinfectant comprising potassium carbonate,
wherein the pH of the concentrate composition ranges from about 9.4 to about 9.8.
US Pat. No. 10,138,186

PROCESS FOR MAKING BIOBASED PROPYLENE GLYCOL FROM LACTIC ACID ESTERS

Archer Daniels Midland Co...

1. A process for making a biobased propylene glycol product at least in part from a carbohydrate-derived feed, comprising reacting a feed comprised of propylene glycol lactic acid ester with hydrogen in propylene glycol in the presence of a catalyst, in a liquid phase reaction.
US Pat. No. 10,138,443

CLEANING COMPOSITION WITH RAPID FOAM COLLAPSE

Rohm and Haas Company, P...

1. An aqueous foaming cleaning composition comprising:a nonionic alkoxylated surfactant that is a condensation product of an alcohol having a 2-ethyl hexyl group and 2 to 9 moles of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide per molecule of the alcohol, wherein the nonionic surfactant has a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance of 8.5 to 13.5;
a first compound comprising ethyl octanoate, butyl octanoate, ethyl decanoate, butyl decanoate, ethyl laurate, or a combination thereof; and
a second compound that is miscible with water and has Hansen solubility parameters of 14 MPa0.5??D?17 MPa0.5, 1??P?7 MPa0.5, and 7??H?12 MPa0.5,
wherein the surfactant, the first compound, and the second compound are each independently included in an amount of 0.2 to 8 weight percent, based on a total weight of the cleaning composition.
US Pat. No. 10,136,651

DE-OILED SABADILLA EXTRACT

MCLAUGHLIN GORMLEY KING C...

1. A method for producing a de-oiled sabadilla extract consisting essentially of: milling sabadilla seeds with cryogenic hammer milling;washing the milled sabadilla seeds with at least one extract solvent selected from the group consisting of chlorinated methane, chlorinated ethane, and benzene, under agitation to dissolve the sabadilla oil in the extract solvent; and
removing the extract solvent and sabadilla oil to yield the de-oiled sabadilla extract.
US Pat. No. 10,137,163

MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA EXTRACTS AND USES OF THE SAME

TAIWAN SUGAR CORPORATION,...

1. A method for inhibiting Wnt/?-catenin signal transduction pathway in a subject comprising administering to the subject in need an effective amount of a Melaleuca quinquenervia extract, wherein the extract is prepared by a method comprising the following steps:(a) extracting Melaleuca quinquenervia with a second polar solvent to provide a first extraction fluid, wherein the second polar solvent is methanol, water, or a combination thereof;
(b1?) partitioning the first extraction fluid with a C5-C8 alkane and removing the alkane phase;
(b2?) partitioning the product of step (b1?) with ethyl acetate and removing the ethyl acetate phase;
(b) partitioning the product of step (b2?) with a first polar solvent and collecting the first polar solvent phase, wherein the first polar solvent is a C3-C6 alcohol; and
(c) optionally removing the first polar solvent from the first polar solvent phase.
US Pat. No. 10,139,727

CHEMICAL AMPLIFICATION RESIST COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM USING THE SAME, RESIST-COATED MASK BLANK, METHOD OF FORMING PHOTOMASK AND PATTERN, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A chemical amplification resist composition comprising:(A) a compound including a triarylsulfonium cation having two or more fluorine atoms and capable of generating an acid with a volume of 240 ?3 or higher by irradiation of active rays or radiation;
(B) a compound including a phenolic hydroxyl group; and
(C) an acid crosslinking compound,
wherein benzene rings configuring at least two aryl groups from the three aryl groups in the triarylsulfonium cation of the compound (A) each independently is directly bonded to at least one fluorine atom, and
the compound (B) is a resin having a weight average molecular weight of 2,000 or more.
US Pat. No. 10,137,164

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT COMPOSITIONS

Melaleuca, Inc., Idaho F...

1. A composition consisting essentially of:(a) between about 0.01 and about 0.40 mg of huperzine A,
(b) between about 200 mg and about 3000 mg of acetyl-L-carnitine,
(c) between about 50 mg to about 1000 mg of Bacopa monnieri,
(d) between about 25 mg and about 400 mg of curcumin,
(e) between about 100 IU and about 800 IU of Vitamin E,
(f) between about 0.1 mg and about 10 mg of folic acid, and
(g) between about 0.006 mg and about 2.5 mg of Vitamin B12;
wherein said composition is in the form of a tablet or capsule.
US Pat. No. 10,139,728

METHOD FOR MICROWAVE PROCESSING OF PHOTOSENSITIVE POLYIMIDES

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

8. A method for curing photopolymer films, comprising:depositing a photopolymer film on a substrate;
photopatterning the photopolymer film;
developing the photopatterned photopolymer film; and
curing the developed photopolymer film by microwave heating for a selected time in a selected atmosphere containing an oxygen concentration from about 20 to 200,000 ppm, wherein the oxygen concentration is maintained by at least one of supplying a known amount of oxygen gas to the atmosphere or adjusting the pressure of the atmosphere.
US Pat. No. 10,138,446

CLEANING PRODUCT

1. A cleaning product comprising a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser wherein the composition comprises:i) about 2 to about 15% by weight of a surfactant system comprising an alkyl ethoxylated sulfate anionic surfactant and a co-surfactant selected from the group consisting of amphoteric surfactant, zwitteronic surfactant and mixtures thereof;
ii) a glycol ether solvent selected from the group consisting of glycol ethers of Formula I: R1O(R2O)nR3, Formula II: R4O(R5O)nR6 and mixtures thereof wherein
R1 is a linear or branched C4, C5 or C6 alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl,
R2 is ethyl or isopropyl, R3 is hydrogen or methyl and n is 1, 2 or 3
R4 is n-propyl or isopropyl, R5 is isopropyl, R6 is hydrogen or methyl and n is 1, 2 or 3;
iii) bicarbonate; and
iv) an alkanol amine.
US Pat. No. 10,137,166

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR AFFECTING MOVEMENT OF CONTAMINANTS, BODILY FLUIDS OR OTHER ENTITIES, AND/OR AFFECTING OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A composition for making an in vivo barrier structure, comprising self-assembling peptidomimetics, comprising between 6-64 alternating hydrophobic and hydrophilic residues,wherein the hydrophilic residues alternate between positively-charged and negatively-charged residues,
wherein the self-assembling peptidomimetics are copolymers of two or more selected from the group consisting of ?-peptides, ?-peptides,?-peptides, and ?-peptides,
wherein the self-assembling peptidomimetics are able, upon interaction with at least one ionic species present at a site of a wound or injury or surgery on or in a subject, to form a structure that inhibits movement of a bodily fluid and/or contaminant of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,138,447

FRAGRANCE INTENSITY ENHANCED PRODUCTS AND METHODS THEREFOR

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A product container comprising:a lid, cap or cover,
a product comprising a first fragrance; and
a fragrance-containing gel comprising a second fragrance,
wherein the fragrance-containing gel is disposed on an interior surface of the lid, cap or cover and is not exposed to a space outside of the product container until the lid, cap or cover is at least partially removed;
wherein the concentration of the second fragrance in the fragrance-containing gel is greater than the concentration of the first fragrance in the product; and
wherein the fragrance-containing gel contains 85 to 95 weight % of the second fragrance and is present on the interior surface of the lid, cap or cover in an amount of 0.02 to 0.2 g.
US Pat. No. 10,137,167

METHODS COMPRISING DESMOPRESSIN

Ferring B.V., Hoofddorp ...

1. A method of further reducing nocturnal voids in a male patient in need thereof comprising:measuring the patient's serum sodium level;
administering to the patient, with a serum sodium level of at least 130 mmol/L, prior to bedtime an orodispersible dose of desmopressin chosen from 25 ?g, 50 ?g, and 100 ?g over a first treatment period of about 28 days, wherein the dose is taken from 0.8 to 3 hours prior to the patient's bedtime and once daily;
measuring the patient's serum sodium level after the first treatment period; and
continuing to administer the orodisperible dose of desmopressin prior to bedtime over a second contiguous treatment period of at least 28 days to about 1 year if the male patient has a serum sodium level of at least 130 mmol/L,
wherein the nocturnal voids over the second treatment period are further reduced in view of the reduction in the nocturnal voids over the first treatment period and wherein the reduction in the nocturnal voids over the first treatment period is determined based on the patient's nocturnal voids before administration of the orodispersible dose of desmopressin for the first treatment period.
US Pat. No. 10,136,667

THICKENING COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUST...

1. A thickening composition, consisting of:a thickening polysaccharide; and a metal salt-enclosing dextrin, wherein
the metal salt is selected from the group consisting of calcium lactate, calcium acetate, calcium gluconate, calcium pantothenate, calcium ascorbate, magnesium sulfate, trisodium citrate, and tripotassium citrate;
the thickening polysaccharide is selected from the group consisting of xanthan gum, carrageenan, guar gum, locust bean gum, tara gum, and glucomannan;
a mass ratio of the thickening polysaccharide to a total metal salt-enclosing dextrin is from 46:54 to 70:30; and
a ratio in parts by mass of the total metal salt is 3.5 to 12.8 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the thickening polysaccharide,
wherein the dextrin has a DE of 8 to 25.
US Pat. No. 10,136,668

LOW PROTEIN INFANT FORMULA WITH INCREASED ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

N.V. Nutricia, Zoetermee...

1. An infant formula composition comprising protein, digestible carbohydrates and fat, wherein the protein comprises amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine in a weight ratio leucine:isoleucine:valine is between (1.1-1.5):(0.9-1.1):1.0, wherein the total protein content is between 1.3 and 1.9 protein/100 kcal.
US Pat. No. 10,138,461

ANIMAL PROTEIN-FREE MEDIA FOR CULTIVATION OF CELLS

Baxalta Gmbh, Glattpark ...

1. An animal protein-free cell culture medium, comprising at least one polyamine and at least one protein hydrolysate derived from the group consisting of plants and yeast, wherein the polyamine is present in the culture medium in a concentration ranging from about 0.5 to about 30 mg/L.
US Pat. No. 10,138,206

AMORPHOUS FORM OF LOMITAPIDE MESYLATE

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A process for the preparation of an amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate free of alkyl mesylates comprising(a) providing a solution of lomitapide mesylate in a non-hydroxylic solvent; and
(b) isolating the amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate by
combining the solution obtained in (a) with an antisolvent followed by optional cooling to precipitate amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate, wherein the amorphous form of lomitapide mesylate has purity greater than 99.5% and a DSC endothermic peak at about 113±3° C. as shown in FIG. 2; wherein the non-hydroxylic solvent is ethyl acetate and the antisolvent is heptane.
US Pat. No. 10,138,221

SALTS OF NILOTINIB AND POLYMORPHS THEREOF

Sun Pharmaceutical Indust...

1. An acid addition salt of nilotinib wherein the acid is 1,4-butanedisulfonic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,142,832

INFORMATION SENDING AND PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An information sending method executed by a mobile terminal, comprising:receiving, from a push server, at least one first notification message related to a first token when the mobile terminal is in a first operation mode, the first token being a first identifier of the mobile terminal while in the first operation mode and being used for a push service in the first operation mode;
sending a first instruction message to the push server when the mobile terminal switches from the first operation mode to a second operation mode, the first operation mode being different from the second operation mode, and the first instruction message being used to instruct the push server to temporarily store at least one second notification message related to the first token; and
receiving, from the push server, at least one third notification message related to a second token, the second token being a second identifier of the mobile terminal while in the second operation mode and being used for a push service in the second operation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,830

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication device for providing access to a service via an access point in a cellular communication system, the communication device comprising:an application for accessing said service via said access point;
a transceiver configured to:
receive, from the application, a service identifier for said service; and
obtain an identifier of the access point via which said service can be accessed by said application based on information in which said service identifier and said identifier of the access point are mapped; and
a processor configured to:
bind, to an identifier of said application, said identifier of the access point via which said service can be accessed by said application obtained by said transceiver; and
direct communication traffic from said application to the access point identified by said identifier of the access point bound to said identifier of said application, wherein:
the transceiver is further configured to obtain information identifying a restriction associated with use of the access point represented by the obtained identifier, and
the information identifying a restriction comprises a key that is provided by the application for the use of the access point represented by the obtained identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,829

METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK SERVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A mobile device, comprising:an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) configured to store a plurality of subscriber profiles;
a memory configured to store a subscriber profile use history;
at least one processor configured to select a subscriber profile to be used by an external electronic device functionally connected to the mobile device from among the plurality of subscriber profiles available in the mobile device, based on the subscriber profile use history; and
a communication circuit electronically connected to the eUICC and configured to provide, to the external electronic device, a network service based on the subscriber profile selected.

US Pat. No. 10,142,828

PRESSURE SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICE AND INTEGRATED MOBILE MEDIA DEVICE ASSEMBLY

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method of communicating between a mobile device and a host computing device, the method comprising:sensing a wireless communication signal at the host computing device;
establishing a wireless connection between the mobile device and the host computing device via the wireless communication signal;
migrating control for at least one application and corresponding functions of the at least one application from the host computing device to the mobile device, wherein the migrating of the control comprises moving functionality of the at least one application and the corresponding functions from an input of the host computing device to being controlled through a touch screen of the mobile device; and
transferring and running a data file on the mobile device or the host computing device based on a default optimization configuration when the user accesses the data file, the default optimization configuration based on a data rate that the mobile device established during a previous connection.

US Pat. No. 10,142,827

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE EFFICIENTLY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for offering short message service (SMS) by a mobility management entity (MME) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a terminal, information indicating that the terminal requests SMS;
determining whether a MME is enabled to use SMS without a mobile switching center (MSC);
transmitting, to a home subscriber server (HSS), a location update request message including information on an address of the MME for SMS routing when it is determined that the MME is enabled to use SMS without the MSC;
receiving, from the HSS, a location update accept message including subscriber information on the terminal, the subscriber information including information indicating that the terminal is limited to packet switched (PS) domain services and to SMS;
transmitting, to the terminal, at least one of a location area identification (LAI) and a temporary mobile subscriber identity (TMSI) based on the subscriber information; and
when it is determined that the MME is enabled to use SMS without the MSC, not performing a location update to at least one of a visitor location register (VLR) and the MSC.

US Pat. No. 10,142,826

METHOD FOR DETERMINING TARGET, NETWORK ELEMENT, AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING TARGET

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for determining a target, comprising:acquiring, by a mobility management network element, access control information of a user equipment (UE);
sending, by the mobility management network element, the access control information of the UE to an access network element, wherein the access control information is for determination of a target radio access technology (RAT), and comprises an identity of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and at least one of a RAT allowed by the PLMN and a RAT not allowed by the PLMN; and
sending, by the mobility management network element to a home location register (HLR) or to a home subscriber server (HSS), a location update request message comprising a PLMN list and indication information, wherein the indication information requests subscription data corresponding to the identity of the PLMN, wherein before acquiring the access control information, the method comprises:
receiving, by the mobility management network element, subscription data from the HLR or from the HSS; and
wherein acquiring the access control information comprises acquiring, by the mobility management network element, the access control information according to the received subscription data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,823

DEVICE PAIRING TAKING INTO ACCOUNT AT LEAST ONE CONDITION

Ascensia Diabetes Care Ho...

1. A method of pairing two wireless devices, the method comprising:executing a pairing application on one of two wireless devices to place the one wireless device in a pairing mode;
physically moving at least one of the wireless devices to perform at least one pre-defined pairing motion event to satisfy at least one pairing condition;
detecting satisfaction of the at least one pairing condition with an accelerometer or radio receiver of one of the two wireless devices; and
establishing a communications link between the two wireless devices in response to detecting satisfaction of the at least one pairing condition.

US Pat. No. 10,142,822

WIRELESS CODED COMMUNICATION (WCC) DEVICES WITH POWER HARVESTING POWER SOURCES TRIGGERED WITH INCIDENTAL MECHANICAL FORCES

1. A device for communication of wireless data, comprising,a wireless communication chip;
a memory interfaced with the wireless communication chip;
a power storage cell;
a logic chip interfaced the wireless communication chip, the memory, and the power storage cell, the memory being programmed with a predefined function that is executed by the logic chip, logic chip is configured to trigger execution of the predefined function upon detecting a threshold amount of power in the power storage cell; and
a power generating device, the power generating device configured to output power in response one or more received mechanical forces applied to the power generating device, each of the mechanical forces transferring an amount of power to the power storage cell such that when the power storage cell is detected to have the threshold amount of power the logic chip executes the predefined function;
wherein the device is configured to communicate with an end node, or an intermediary device, or a router, or a hub, or a server, or a dynamic local cloud (DLC) device, or a service, or a process running in a container, or a computing device on a network.

US Pat. No. 10,142,821

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEVICES THAT USE DIFFERENT WIRELESS PROTOCOLS

Regents of the University...

1. A system comprising:a first computing device and a second computing device,
wherein the first computing device is configured to:
determine a message to be broadcast;
output one or more signals according to a first wireless protocol, the first computing device being configured to output the one or more signals according to a first wireless protocol, and the second computing device being configured to process the one or more signals according to a second wireless protocol, wherein the one or more signals comprise a plurality of beacons that are associated with a reference beacon interval, the reference beacon interval being based at least in part on an amount of time between a first beacon of the plurality of beacons and a second beacon of the plurality of beacons;
while outputting the one or more signals, modulate the one or more signals according to an adjusted beacon interval such that an amount of time between the second beacon of the plurality of beacons and a third beacon of the plurality of beacons is equal to the adjusted beacon interval, the second beacon and the third beacon being temporally consecutive beacons in the plurality of beacons, wherein the adjusted beacon interval is different than the reference beacon interval, and wherein the adjusted beacon interval is dependent on and indicative of the message, and
wherein the second computing device is configured to:
receive the one or more signals according to the second wireless protocol;
determine the reference beacon interval between the first beacon and the second beacon of the plurality of beacons;
determine the adjusted beacon interval between the second beacon and the third beacon of the plurality of beacons; and
derive the message from the adjusted beacon interval.

US Pat. No. 10,142,820

CONSUMER APPLIANCE WITH A DETACHABLE TABLET

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A tablet for providing a user of a consumer appliance with information, the tablet comprising:a display for providing information to a user;
a user interface configured for receiving user input; and
a communication module mounted within the tablet for enabling direct communication between the tablet and with both a remote server and an appliance controller,
wherein the tablet is removably mounted directly to the consumer appliance and may selectively display information received from the remote server and the appliance controller in response to the user input.

US Pat. No. 10,142,818

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REUSE WIRELESS CIRCUITRY FOR MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITIES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for communication by a single-transmitter, multiple-receiver wireless communication device with a second wireless network while connected to a first wireless network, the method comprising:by the single-transmitter, multiple-receiver wireless communication device:
when connected to the first wireless network over a connection using a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and a first RF receiver via a first wireless cellular protocol software stack for a first subscriber identity associated with a first subscriber identity module:
receiving, via a second RF receiver, a paging request for a second subscriber identity associated with a second subscriber identity module from a second wireless network;
reconfiguring the RF transmitter to communicate with the second wireless network via a second wireless cellular protocol software stack without releasing the connection with the first wireless network;
establishing, via the RF transmitter and the second RF receiver, a signaling channel with the second wireless network after reconfiguring the RF transmitter;
sending, via the RF transmitter, a paging response to the second wireless network in response to the paging request via the signaling channel;
receiving, via the second RF receiver, information associated with the paging request from the second wireless network via the signaling channel;
sending, via the RF transmitter, a response acknowledgment indicating receipt of the information associated with the paging request to the second wireless network via the signaling channel;
releasing the signaling channel with the second wireless network after sending the response acknowledgment without establishing a connection with the second wireless network in response to the paging request; and
reconfiguring the RF transmitter to communicate with the first wireless network via the first wireless cellular protocol software stack after releasing the signaling channel.

US Pat. No. 10,142,817

TECHNIQUE TO MINIMIZE INTER-ELEMENT BANDWIDTH REQUIREMENTS DURING DATA SYNTHESIS ON LARGE NETWORKS

SRI International, Menlo...

1. A method of performing a task in a sensor network, comprising:receiving, at one of a plurality of sensor nodes of the sensor network, an inbound packet from another location on the sensor network, wherein a sensor node includes a sensor and a processor;
extracting from the inbound packet a network-wide task to be completed by the sensor node and at least one other sensor node, the network-wide task having task portions for the sensor node and the at least one other sensor node;
determining a portion of the task to be completed by the sensor node, wherein the sensor node determines how the sensor node performs the portion of the task;
completing the portion of the task at the sensor node by performing an operation on data collected by the sensor node;
at the sensor node, inserting the results into the inbound packet to produce an updated packet; and
transmitting the updated packet from the sensor node to at least one other location on the sensor network.

US Pat. No. 10,142,816

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMERGENCY DATA COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:establishing an emergency call session between a device and an emergency call server;
receiving, in the emergency call session by the device from the emergency call server, a request for location information for the device;
sending, in the emergency call session, the location information by the device to the emergency call server;
receiving, in the emergency call session by the device, a triggering message from the emergency call server to trigger a tracking session to collect and send tracking session data of the tracking session to one or more tracking servers;
establishing the tracking session, independent from the emergency call session established between the device and the emergency call server, by the device with the one or more tracking servers, wherein continuance of the tracking session is independent of continuance of the emergency call session; and
sending, in the tracking session by the device to the one or more tracking servers, the tracking session data collected during the tracking session by the device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,815

MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile station apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus, the mobile station apparatus comprising:a circuitry configured and/or programmed to:
in a case where a radio link failure is detected and in a case that the mobile station apparatus has an emergency call;
perform a cell selection initiated by the mobile station apparatus, to reestablish the connection,
select a cell, from all acceptable cells, as an appropriate cell by the cell selection, wherein the cell is not permitted to access from unsubscribed users and is not included in a list of cells that subscribers are allowed to access, and
obtain, from the appropriate cell selected, a first service that is limited compared to a second service of a normal call for the duration of the emergency call.

US Pat. No. 10,142,813

ARCHITECTURE FOR SIGNAL AND POWER DISTRIBUTION IN WIRELESS DATA NETWORK

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system comprising:a local area network (LAN) device configured to produce a local area network (LAN) signal; and
a modem unit configured to produce, based on the local area network (LAN) signal produced by the local area network (LAN) device, a transport modulated format signal suitable for transmission over transport cabling; and
wherein the modem unit is configured to provide power to the local area network (LAN) device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,812

INCOMING CALL RESPONDING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MULTI-CHANNEL TERMINAL

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. An incoming call responding method for a multi-channel terminal, comprising:receiving a service request associated with a current subscriber identity card, wherein the service request comprises a called service request to a current subscriber which is identified by the current subscriber identity card; and
in response to the service request, setting up a first service channel for making a call and playing a predetermined multimedia file based on an instruction of the current subscriber, wherein the first service channel is set up based on the current subscriber identity card.

US Pat. No. 10,142,810

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE DIFFERENT OPTIONS OF COMMUNICATION USING ONE USER IDENTIFIER BASED ON INTERNET PROTOCOL

IpVenture, Inc., San Jos...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing electronic communications using at least a network-based portal at least based on Internet protocol, the method comprising:providing a plurality of communication options to a first user to be selected as a selected option of communication for a message from the first user to a second user via an electronic device associated with the second user, with the first user being identified at least depending on a prior registration process by the first user regarding the use of the network-based portal, and with the plurality of communication options provided to the first user to send messages to the electronic device associated with the second user,
wherein the plurality of communication options include text messaging and voice communication, and
wherein all of the communication options use one identifier associated with the second user for the second user to receive messages, at least in view of the network-based portal being based on the Internet protocol;
receiving an indication regarding one of the plurality of communication options, via the network-based portal, from an electronic device associated with the first user, the indication indicating the selected option of communication for the message from the plurality of communication options provided;
permitting the second user to block the first user from reaching the second user via the network-based portal; and
enabling, via the network-based portal, the message to be received by the second user through the electronic device associated with the second user, using the selected option of communication, based on the one identifier associated with the second user, in view of the second user not blocking the first user from reaching the second user, wherein a piece of information regarding the second user blocking the first user from reaching the second user is stored in a storage medium if the second user has blocked the first user from reaching the second user, with the piece of information being based on at least an input previously submitted by the second user,
wherein the method comprises determining availability of the second user,
wherein the method requires contact information associated with the second user to allow the second user to receive messages via the network-based portal,
wherein even when the message is received by the second user through the electronic device associated with the second user based on the one identifier associated with the second user, the contact information associated with the second user is not provided via the network-based portal to the first user through the electronic device associated with the first user, and
wherein the one identifier associated with the second user is distinct from the contact information associated with the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,808

FLOOR CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A floor control apparatus, wherein the apparatus comprises:a first receiver, configured to receive a first floor application message sent by user equipment (UE), wherein the first floor application message comprises an identity of a talker, an identifier of a group to which the talker belongs, and a first parameter indicating an event type is a floor request;
a first generator, configured to generate a second floor application message according to the first floor application message received by the first receiver, wherein the second floor application message comprises the identity of the talker, the identifier of the group to which the talker belongs, and a second parameter indicating that the event type is a floor request; and
a first transmitter, configured to send, to a mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) server over Long Term Evolution network, the second floor application message;
wherein the first receiver is further configured to receive a first floor grant message sent by the MCPTT server in response to the second floor application message, wherein the first floor grant message comprises the identity of the talker, the identifier of the group to which the talker belongs, and a third parameter indicating that an event type is a floor grant;
wherein the first generator is further configured to generate a second floor grant message according to the first floor grant message, wherein the second floor grant message comprises the identity of the talker, the identifier of the group to which the talker belongs, and a fourth parameter indicating that an event type is a floor grant; and
wherein the first transmitter is further configured to send, to the UE, the second floor grant message generated by the first generator.

US Pat. No. 10,142,807

MESSAGE PUSHING AND DISPLAYING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A message displaying method, wherein the method comprises:receiving a first notification message sent by a first server, wherein the first server is corresponding to a first application program associated with a universally unique identifier of a first signal transmitter device;
determining strength of a received signal sent by the first signal transmitter device;
determining, by the mobile terminal, a first distance between a mobile terminal and the first signal transmitter device based on the strength of the received signal;
selecting a display manner for the first notification message based on a comparison between the first distance and a first distance threshold, wherein the selecting the display manner comprises:
selecting a first manner in response to determining that the first distance between the mobile terminal and the first signal transmitter device is less than the first distance threshold, wherein the first manner comprises outputting an indication of the first application program and a notification message on a lock screen interface of the mobile terminal; or
selecting a second manner in response to determining that the first distance between the mobile terminal and the first signal transmitter device is greater than the first distance threshold, wherein the second manner is different than the first manner and the second manner comprises outputting the indication of the first application program on the lock screen interface of the mobile terminal without outputting the notification message; and
displaying the first notification message using the selected display manner.

US Pat. No. 10,142,805

METHOD FOR MANAGING CHILD RESOURCE OF GROUP MEMBER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of creating a child resource of a group member in a wireless communication system, the method being performed by a first machine-to-machine (M2M) entity and comprising:receiving a request message for creating child resources in all members of a specific group from a second M2M entity, the request message including names of the child resources to be created;
transmitting the request message to the all members;
receiving a response message to the request message from one or more of the all members;
if a specific indicator is included in the request message, determining whether at least one response message indicating failure is received;
upon receiving the at least one response message indicating failure, transmitting a re-request message for creating a child resource to a member of the specific group from which the at least one response message indicating failure is received; and
if a response message to the re-request message indicates success, creating a child group of the specific group including all child resources created according to the request message or the re-request message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,804

ALL-GROUP CALLING METHOD, SYSTEM, RELATED DEVICE AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

3. A base station for performing an all call, applied in a broadband trunking system, comprising:one or more processors configured to execute computer readable instructions for executing a method, the method comprising:
receiving, by a base station, an all call request, sent by a terminal set with an all call group number and carrying the all call group number, and then detecting whether a port of the base station, which is connected with a core network, is normally connected;
when the port is normally connected:
sending, by the base station, the all call request to the core network;
receiving, by the base station, a paging message carrying another all call group number for establishing the all call, from the core network;
sending, by the base station, the paging massage to the terminal and receiving a response message from the terminal when the terminal determines that the another all call group number in the paging message is consistent with the all call group number in the terminal;
establishing, by the base station, an all call group of all the terminals with the all call group number; and
receiving, by the base station, a request for establishing an all call carrying the all call group number from the core network, and establishing, by the base station, the all call between the terminals in the all call group; and
when the port is not normally connected:
sending, by the base station, to all terminals a paging message carrying another all call group number for establishing the all call;
receiving response messages from the all terminals when the terminals determine that the another all call group number in the paging message is consistent with the all call group number in the terminals; and
establishing an all call group of all the terminals with the all call group number; sending an all call configuration message carrying the all call group number to the terminals in the all call group, and establishing the all call between the terminals in the all call group.

US Pat. No. 10,142,803

PACKET PRIORITY FOR EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST (EMBMS) SERVICE RELAYS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a configuration message for a broadcast service, the configuration message comprising a group communication identifier and a priority indicator;
transmitting, from a remote wireless device to a wireless relay, a monitoring request comprising the group communication identifier, the priority indicator, and a time stamp; and
receiving broadcast content for the broadcast service via the wireless relay based at least in part on the group communication identifier and a last received priority indicator, wherein the last received priority indicator is determined based at least in part on the time stamp, and wherein the last received priority indicator is determined from a set of priority indicators comprising the priority indicator and a second priority indicator associated with the group communication identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,802

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING A GROUP COMMUNICATION BASED ON MOTION OF A MOBILE DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of group communication using a first mobile device, comprising:detecting a motion of the first mobile device corresponding to a particular action of a user based on sensor data received from at least one motion sensor of the first mobile device;
determining at least one second mobile device based on a user interface context presented to the user and in response to detecting the motion, wherein the user interface context presented to the user is one of a plurality of user interface contexts selected from a group consisting of a conversation window, a photograph, a video, a calendar event, a map location, a web page, an e-mail, and a vCard;
establishing a new communication channel with the at least one second mobile device in response to detecting the motion; and
communicating with the at least one second mobile device over the new communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,142,800

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UNICAST REQUEST INDICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for requesting, by a user equipment (UE), a unicast bearer setup in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a unicast request indication via a handover command message, which indicates that a target cell does not provide a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service in which the UE is interested to the UE, from a serving cell of a network; and
upon receiving the unicast request indication, transmitting a unicast bearer setup request to the target cell of the network via a handover complete message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,799

MULTICASTING TRAFFIC USING MULTI-CONNECTIVITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of reporting a status for a data flow, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), that:
(a) data flow is being received from a plurality of base stations on a plurality of connections via layers in a protocol stack below a layer, determined based on a selection of a packet split at an aggregation point, that is a packet data convergence protocol layer or a radio link control layer, and
(b) the data flow comprises duplicate packets on more than one connection;
determining that at least one of the duplicate packets was received via a duplicate-delivery bearer of the at least one of the plurality of connections; and
reporting to the plurality of base stations based on the determination that the at least one of the duplicate packets was received via the duplicate-delivery bearer, by the UE, a status for the at least one of the duplicate packets received on the data flow, the status indicating to the plurality of base stations to discard a duplicate of the at least one of the duplicate packets.

US Pat. No. 10,142,798

ARRANGEMENT FOR, AND METHOD OF, LOCATING A MOBILE DEVICE IN A VENUE BY INFERRING TRANSIT TIMER VALUES OF RANGING SIGNALS RECEIVED BY THE MOBILE DEVICE IN A TIME DIFFERENCE OF ARRIVAL (TDOA)-BASED ULTRASONIC LOCATIONING SYSTEM

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. An arrangement for locating and tracking a mobile device movable in a venue, the arrangement comprising:a time difference of arrival (TDOA)-based ultrasonic locationing system including a plurality of ultrasonic transmitters that are spaced apart of one another at fixed, known locations in the venue, the ultrasonic transmitters being operative for transmitting a plurality of ultrasonic ranging signals at a plurality of transmit timer values, and a receiver spaced away from the transmitters and being supported by, and movable with, the mobile device in the venue, the receiver being operative for receiving the ultrasonic ranging signals at a plurality of receive timer values; and
a controller for inferring the transmit timer values that are unknown to the controller, and for determining a current, real-time position of the mobile device based on differences between the transmit timer values inferred by the controller and the receive timer values that are known to the controller
wherein the controller infers the transmit timer values by selecting a plurality of sets of possible transmit timer values, by successively processing the sets of possible transmit timer values, and by selecting from the processed sets an optimum set of the possible transmit timer values as the inferred transmit timer values.

US Pat. No. 10,142,797

SYSTEM AND METHODS OF DEPLOYING LOCATION TRACKING TAGS

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A mobile computing device configured to determine a location of an unknown tag having an unknown fixed location, the mobile computing device comprising:a processor;
memory; and
a communication interface configured to:
receive, from first tags each having a known fixed location, first identifiers corresponding to the first tags;
receive, from the unknown tag, a second identifier corresponding to the unknown tag; and
receive, from the unknown tag, third identifiers corresponding to neighboring tags of the unknown tag;
wherein the processor is configured to:
determine the location of the unknown tag based on (1) the known fixed locations of the first tags and (2) the third identifiers corresponding to the neighboring tags; and
determine the location of the unknown tag by using one or more of an intersection operation and triangulation based on a detected broadcast power level of each of the neighboring tags received with the third identifiers, wherein the triangulation based on the detected broadcast power level comprises:
determining a radial distance from each of the neighboring tags based on the detected broadcast power level corresponding to the neighboring tags; and
comparing the radial distances to determine a meeting location of the radial distances when originating from corresponding ones of the neighboring tags, wherein the meeting location corresponds to the location of the unknown tag.

US Pat. No. 10,142,795

PROVIDING DIGITAL CONTENT FOR MULTIPLE VENUES

1. A method executed by a data processing device system, the method comprising:storing, in a processor-accessible memory device system communicatively connected to the data processing device system, respective venue content data for each respective venue of a plurality of venues, each respective venue associated with a respective set of attractions of a plurality of different attractions, each respective venue content data including respective digital content for the respective set of attractions associated with the respective venue, and each respective venue content data including respective attraction location data specifying a respective location of each attraction of the respective set of attractions and wherein at least some of the plurality of venues have overlapping geographic boundaries such that a specific geographic location can be within the geographic boundaries of two or more different venues;
determining a current location of a mobile device;
determining, based at least on an analysis of each respective attraction location data, a particular venue of the plurality of venues, the particular venue associated with a closest attraction of the plurality of different attractions that is closest to the current location of the mobile device; and
providing, to the mobile device, at least some of the respective venue content data for the particular venue;
wherein the venue content data for at least one respective venue further includes tour data for a tour, and wherein the tour data groups a set of related attractions in the respective set of attractions associated with the at least one respective venue, and wherein the method further comprises:
providing, to a separate device located in a geographic location different than the geographic location of the mobile device, mobile device simulation window data which can be used to simulate a display screen of the mobile device during the tour on a display of the separate device;
providing, to the separate device, map data which can be used to display the attraction location data for the set of related attractions included in the tour and the virtual geographic location of the mobile device on the display of the separate device; and
responsive to a user of the separate device moving the virtual geographic location of the mobile device on the display of the separate device to correspond with the attraction location data for a particular one of the related attractions included in the tour, updating the mobile device simulation window data to display at least some of the digital content for the particular one of the related attractions included in the tour.

US Pat. No. 10,142,604

IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging apparatus that encodes an image captured by an image sensor, comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory storing a program to be executed by the at least one processor, the program causes the at least one processor to function as:
a plane converting unit configured to convert RAW image data of a Bayer array obtained by the image sensor into a plurality of planes each comprised of a pixel of a single component;
a frequency transforming unit configured to generate a plurality of subbands by frequency-transforming each of the obtained planes;
a non-linear converting unit configured to, based on camera information related to imaging in the imaging apparatus, non-linearly convert coefficient data forming each of the subbands so as to suppress the loss of coefficient data after quantization for coefficient data indicating a dark portion;
an encoding unit configured to encode by quantizing the coefficient data obtained by the non-linear conversion by the non-linear converting unit,
a storage unit configured to store a first parameter representing a non-linear first conversion curve and a second parameter representing a second conversion curve having a higher increasing ratio than the first conversion curve;
a first determining unit configured to determine, from the camera information, whether RAW image data at the time of imaging is set in a state of under exposure;
a first selecting unit configured to select the second parameter if a state of under exposure is determined by the first determining unit;
a second determining unit configured to determine, if a state of under exposure is not determined by the first determining unit, whether luminance data of the RAW image data satisfies a predetermined condition; and
a second selecting unit configured to select the first parameter if the second determining unit determines that the predetermined condition is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,142,603

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, PROJECTOR, AND TRANSMISSION TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A projector comprising:an image display device which includes an illumination optical system which emits light, an optical modulation device which modulates light emitted from the illumination optical system, and a refractive index distribution variable panel which is disposed at a rear stage in an optical path of the optical modulation device and which changes a refractive index in a pixel unit or in an area unit including a plurality of pixels depending on a passing area of light emitted from the optical modulation device;
a projection optical system which projects light from the image display device;
a shape obtaining portion which obtains information of a surface shape of a surface to be irradiated by the projection optical system; and
a refractive index distribution controller which controls refractive index distribution in the refractive index distribution variable panel based on information obtained in the shape obtaining portion.

US Pat. No. 10,142,601

INFORMATION PRESENTATION DEVICE

The University of Tokyo, ...

1. An information presentation device, comprising:an object tracking section; and
a rendering section, wherein:
the object tracking section is controlled on the basis of information from an image sensor that acquires an image of an object on which a line of sight of the image sensor is trained,
the object tracking section is configured to control a line of sight direction so that the line of sight from the image sensor is directed towards the object in motion,
the rendering section is configured to irradiate a light beam to a surface of the object having a surface area by emitting the light beam in a direction that is substantially co-axial with the line of sight direction, and
information that has been rendered in a range that is larger than the surface area of the object is presented using an after image of the light beam that has been irradiated to the surface of the object,
wherein the rendering section comprises a light source and a scanning section, wherein:
the light source is configured to emit the light beam, and
the scanning section is configured to carry out a scanning to change an irradiation position of the light beam onto the object by changing the direction of the light beam with the line of sight direction,
wherein the light source is a laser light source, and
wherein the information presentation device further comprises a half mirror, wherein:
the half mirror is disposed at a point along the line of sight from the image sensor to the object, and
the light beam is conveyed in a direction that is substantially coaxial with the line of sight by the half mirror, and
wherein:
the scanning section is disposed between the half mirror and the laser light source,
an irradiated spot by the laser light on the object is set so as to be smaller than the surface area of the object, and
a display on the object is performed by unicursal movement of the irradiated spot of the laser light caused by the scanning section.

US Pat. No. 10,142,599

IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE WITH PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION UNITS AND DRIVE UNIT

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An image capturing device, comprising:a first photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts light of a first color out of incident light to generate first signals and transmits light of a complementary color of the first color;
a second photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts the light of the complementary color that has transmitted through the first photoelectric conversion unit to generate second signals;
a drive unit that reads out the first signals from the first photoelectric conversion unit, and that reads out the second signals from the second photoelectric conversion unit at timing that is different from timing of reading out the first signals; and
a moving image generation unit that generates a moving image in which image data generated based on the first signals and image data generated based on the second signals are arranged alternatingly.

US Pat. No. 10,142,598

WEARABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, PHOTOGRAPHING SYSTEM, AND PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wearable terminal device comprising:circuitry configured to
receive sensor data from one or more sensors, wherein the sensor data corresponds to a behavior of a user who is wearing the wearable terminal device;
determine, based on the behavior of the user, a corresponding rate of change in an environment surrounding the wearable terminal device;
capture an image by a camera of the wearable terminal device;
identify a plurality of persons in the captured image;
identify a predetermined relationship with at least one of the plurality of persons identified in the captured image; and
control, based on the determined rate of change of the environment and the predetermined relationship, a photographing interval of the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,142,595

DRIVING ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND METHOD OF DETECTING VEHICLE ADJACENT THERETO

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A driving assistance device that provides a driver with various pieces of information from a result of capturing images around a first vehicle in a first traffic lane, comprising:an image capturing unit mounted on the first vehicle to capture images behind a side of the vehicle;
a computer that implements:
a viewpoint converter,
a moving object detector,
a candidate reflection region detector,
a predetermined position brightness detector,
a cause determiner, and
an information provider;
wherein the viewpoint converter converts image data captured by the image capturing unit into bird's eye view image data;
wherein the moving object detector and the candidate reflection region detector constitute a detection region setter that:
sets a first detection region for detecting, from image data captured by the image capturing unit, an existence of a second vehicle in a second traffic lane that is directly next to the first traffic lane; and
detects, as a first detection region, a high-brightness region in which brightness is equal to or higher than a first predetermined threshold value, within an image capturing region of the images captured by the image capturing unit, and detects brightness of the high-brightness region;
wherein the predetermined position brightness detector
detects
a first candidate light projecting region which projects light, in the first detection region, with brightness equal to or higher than the first predetermined threshold value; and
a second candidate light projecting region which projects light, from a third traffic lane that is adjacent to the second traffic lane, with brightness equal to or higher than a second predetermined threshold value different from the first predetermined threshold value in a second region of the third traffic lane; and
detects, as the second candidate light projecting region, a position located in a straight line direction linking a position of the high-brightness region detected by the candidate reflection region detector and the image capturing unit and separated from the first vehicle by a predetermined distance, and detects brightness of the position;
wherein the cause determiner constitutes a brightness difference detector and a second vehicle detector that:
detects a brightness difference between the brightness of the high-brightness region detected by the candidate reflection region detector and the brightness of the position detected by the predetermined position brightness detector; and
detects the second vehicle in the first detection region, based on the brightness difference detected by the brightness difference detector; and
determines that the light projected from the first candidate light projecting region is light projected from the second vehicle in the second traffic lane; and
makes the determination by calculating the position of the second candidate light projecting region is separated from the first vehicle by the predetermined distance, and in a direction from the first vehicle to the first candidate light projecting region;
wherein the information provider provides the driver with information of the existence of the second vehicle as signaled by the cause determiner that light is projected from the second vehicle in the second traffic lane, and
wherein the predetermined position brightness detector specifies a position located in the straight line direction linking the position of the high-brightness region detected by the candidate reflection region detector and the image capturing unit, and located in the third traffic lane which is adjacent to the second traffic lane which is adjacent to the first traffic lane of the first vehicle, and scans and detects brightness values upward in a real space from the specified position.

US Pat. No. 10,142,593

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, CLIENT DEVICE, SERVER DEVICE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device, comprising:a calculation unit configured to calculate a degree of importance of a user based on at least one of a first time period of an utterance associated with the user or a second time period between two consecutive utterances associated with the user,
wherein the user is associated with a client device; and
a video quality control unit configured to control a quality of a video of the user based on the calculated degree of importance of the user,
wherein the client device transmits the video of the user to a server device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,592

SMART MINOR

1. A smart mirror, comprising:at least one frame having a front, a top, a bottom side, and a rear;
at least one electronic device disposed on the front of the at least one frame, wherein the at least one has at least one display and at least one microphone;
at least one camera disposed on the front of the at least one frame, wherein the at least one camera is communicatively coupled to the at least one electronic device;
at least one speaker disposed on the front of the at least one frame, wherein the at least one speaker is communicatively coupled to the at least one electronic device;
at least one battery disposed on the front of the at least one frame, wherein the at least one battery is communicatively coupled to the at least one electronic device;
at least one docking element disposed on the front of the at least one frame, wherein the at least one docking element is communicatively coupled to the at least one electronic device, and wherein the at least one docking element is configured to removably communicatively couple with a second electronic device;
at least one USB port disposed on the front of the at least one frame, wherein the at least one USB port is communicatively coupled to the at least one electronic device; and
at least one wireless internet communication element disposed on the top of the at least one frame, wherein the at least one wireless internet communication element is communicatively coupled to the at least one electronic device; wherein the at least one speaker is at least two speakers, and wherein the at least one electronic device is configured to cause the at least two speakers to adjust their playback such that changes in the speaker's position are represented in the at least two speakers' playbacks in real time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,590

DEVICES, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING A PRESENTATION

BARCO NV, Kortrijk (BE)

1. A method implementable on a network-enabled recipient processing device, PD, for displaying a live presentation session comprising live presentation content generated for display by a primary processing device, PPD, and one or more captured image frames thereof, the method comprising:receiving a wireless multicast network packet data stream corresponding to the live presentation content;
processing the received wireless multicast network packet data stream into image data;
displaying, on a display of the PD, live presentation content corresponding to the image data;
receiving input of a capture command to capture and store in storage of the PD a key element of the presentation, KEM, that comprises a captured image frame of the live presentation content;
receiving input of a first select command to selectively retrieve a stored KEM for the presentation session;
outputting for display on the display the selected PD-stored KEM in place of the live presentation content, responsive to the first select command; and
receiving input of a live command to revert to displaying the live presentation content.

US Pat. No. 10,142,580

CAPTURING DEVICE, CAPTURING SYSTEM AND CAPTURING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A vehicle camera system comprising;an image sensor configured to be mounted on a vehicle, the image sensor, when power to the vehicle camera system is changed over from a powered off state to a powered on state, capturing first image data having a field of view that includes an external field of view,
a processor operable when the vehicle camera system is in its powered on state and configured to:
generate second image data from the first image data, a field of view of the second image data being smaller than the field of view of the first image data,
output to a display unit at least one of the first image data and the second image data,
wherein the first image data is output when the vehicle camera system is changed over to the powered on state, and
wherein the second image data is output when a user performs an input select operation while the first image data is displayed on the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,579

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a communicator configured to receive a pre-power on command signal from an external device; and
a controller configured to activate a network communication function of the display apparatus, and control to maintain an off state of an outputting function of the display apparatus with respect to video and audio data, in response to the pre-power on command signal being received,
wherein the communicator is further configured to receive information of content from the external device after the network communication function is activated, and
the controller is further configured to:
activate the outputting function of the display apparatus in response to the information of the content being received; and
reproduce the content, based on the information of the content, using the activated outputting function.

US Pat. No. 10,142,577

COMBINATION REMOTE CONTROL AND TELEPHONE

1. An improved television remote control and an improved base station of the type in which an infrared handheld television remote control apparatus, for use with a television, has a plurality of push buttons having a channel key, a volume key, a menu key, and numbers zero through nine keys, wherein the improvement comprises: said infrared handheld television remote control apparatus and said base station each comprising: a built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor communicating with a land line cordless telephone provider providing telephone communications to third parties, an infrared remote control transceiver; an infrared radiator and an infrared sensor, each connected to said infrared remote control transceiver; a wireless cordless telephone transceiver; a wireless land line telephone antenna connected to said wireless cordless telephone transceiver; a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transceiver; a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna connected to said Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transceiver; a combination television remote control and telephone keypad communicating with said built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor; a touch screen display communicating with said built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor; a microphone communicating with said built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor; a loud speaker, said built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor communicating with said loud speaker; a power source powering said built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor, said infrared remote control receiver, said wireless cordless telephone transceiver, and said Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transceiver; a housing, said built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor, said infrared remote control transceiver, said wireless telephone transceiver, said Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transceiver, and said power source within said housing; said combination television remote control and telephone keypad and said touch screen display mounted to said housing and accessible from the exterior of said housing; said touch screen display and said combination television remote control and telephone keypad, which comprises television remote control keypad keys and telephone alphanumeric keypad keys, communicating with said built-in firmware based dedicated microprocessor to direct said handheld combination television remote control and wireless telephone apparatus to communicate with a remote television, a remote set top box, a wireless telephone system provider, a wireless network, a Bluetooth device, and a base station combination television remote control and wireless telephone apparatus and a switch; said handheld combination television remote control and wireless telephone apparatus switching from a television mode to a telephone mode and vice versa to control said remote television and/or said remote set top box; and retrieve information therefrom, and to originate and/or receive telephone calls; transmit and/or receive Internet information via said wireless cordless network of said land line telephone provider while communicating with the Internet through said land line telephone system provider; wherein further said remote control apparatus and said base station each use said dedicated firmware microprocessor to control the base station combination television remote control and wireless land line telephone apparatus communicating with the land line telephone system provider wherein further said remote control apparatus and said base station further comprise an infrared handheld television remote control apparatus mount and charger, said base station firmware based dedicated microprocessor communicating with said land line telephone transceiver and with said infrared handheld television remote control apparatus and a second infrared transceiver and a second RF cordless transceiver, said infrared handheld television remote control apparatus and said base station communicating with a handheld audio output device locator and locating said infrared handheld television remote control apparatus; a microphone and a loudspeaker built into the infrared handheld television remote control apparatus, which communicate audio signals to and from the infrared handheld television remote control apparatus, said wireless transceiver built into the infrared handheld television remote control apparatus, which communicates with the land line telephone system provider via the base station combination television remote control and wireless land line telephone apparatus and vice versa, said base station combination television remote control and wireless land line telephone apparatus each communicating with each other through the land line telephone system provider; said infrared handheld television remote control apparatus and said base station communicating with said television and controlling said television; said base station and said infrared handheld television remote control apparatus communicating with said third party via the cordless land line telephone system and a television projector built into the infrared handheld television remote control apparatus; said remote control apparatus firmware based dedicated microprocessor built into the infrared handheld television remote control apparatus, processes wireless signals received from the television into television display signals compatible with the television projector built into the infrared handheld television remote control apparatus, which projects live television.

US Pat. No. 10,142,575

IN-PIXEL DIFFERENTIAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIER FOR ADC AND IMAGE SENSOR ARCHITECTURE

CMOSIS BVBA, Antwerp (BE...

1. An image sensor comprising:a first die with a pixel array comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel of the pixel array having a pixel structure comprising:
a photosensitive device for sensing incident light and for outputting an analog signal,
a first node for receiving the analog signal,
a charge transfer transistor coupled to the photosensitive device;
an in-pixel sampling stage with a first sampling switch coupled to the charge transfer transistor and to a first electrode of a sampling capacitor of the in-pixel sampling stage and a second sampling switch coupled to the first electrode of the sampling capacitor and to the first node; and
a first in-pixel part of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for outputting at least one current signal, the first in-pixel part of the ADC being a differential transconductance amplifier with a first differential input connected to the first node for receiving the analog signal present on the first node, and a second differential input for receiving a reference signal;
a second die with a second part of the ADC, wherein the first die and the second die are stacked together; and
at least one output bus connected between the first in-pixel part of the ADC on the first die and the second part of the ADC on the second die,
wherein the first in-pixel part of the ADC is adapted to output the at least one current signal to the at least one output bus, and
the second part of the ADC is adapted to receive the at least one current signal and to generate a digital signal, the digital signal being an analog-to-digital conversion of the analog signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,574

IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND MOVING OBJECT

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging device comprising:a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion, a first charge holding portion, and a second charge holding portion,
wherein, during a first period, electric charges generated at the photoelectric conversion portion are held, the first charge holding portion holds electric charges generated at the photoelectric conversion portion in a second period that does not succeed the first period and having a duration different from the first period,
wherein the second charge holding portion holds electric charges generated at the photoelectric conversion portion in a third period that does not overlap with the first period and the second period, and
wherein a first charge holding period during which the electric charges generated at the photoelectric conversion portion in the first period and the electric charges generated at the photoelectric conversion portion in the second period are held by the first charge holding portion and a second charge holding period during which the electric charges generated at the photoelectric conversion portion in the third period are held by the second charge holding portion overlap each other.

US Pat. No. 10,142,573

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion apparatus comprising:a photoelectric conversion element;
a differential pair including a first transistor configured to receive a signal based on an electric charge generated in the photoelectric conversion element and a second transistor configured to receive a reference signal; and
a current mirror circuit including a third transistor electrically connected to the second transistor and a fourth transistor having a gate connected to a gate of the third transistor and electrically connected to an output node,
wherein the output node is a different node from a drain of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,142,570

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE ACQUISITION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An imaging device, comprising:at least one pixel, each of the at least one pixel comprising:
a photoelectric conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface being on a side opposite to the first surface;
a first electrode located on the first surface;
a second electrode located on the first surface, the second electrode being separated from the first electrode, a first voltage being applied to the second electrode;
a third electrode located on the second surface, the third electrode opposing to the first electrode and the second electrode, a second voltage being applied to the third electrode; and
an amplifier transistor having a gate electrically connected to the first electrode, wherein
an absolute value of a difference between the first voltage and the second voltage is larger than an absolute value of a difference between the second voltage and a voltage of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,569

IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An imaging device comprising:a multiple-property lens that includes a first area having a first property and a second area having a second property different from the first property;
an image sensor that has a first light receiving element having a first microlens and a second light receiving element having a second microlens having a different focusing degree from the first microlens, the first light receiving element on which a luminous flux passing the first area of the multiple-property lens and a luminous flux passing the second area of the multiple-property lens are incident in crosstalk with each other through the first microlens and the second light receiving element having a different crosstalk ratio due to having a different focusing degree from the first light receiving element and on which the luminous flux passing the first area of the multiple-property lens and the luminous flux passing the second area of the multiple-property lens are incident in crosstalk with each other through the second microlens being two-dimensionally arranged; and
a crosstalk removal processing unit that removes a crosstalk component from each of a first crosstalk image acquired from the first light receiving element of the image sensor and a second crosstalk image acquired from the second light receiving element to generate a first image and a second image respectively having the first property and the second property of the multiple-property lens.

US Pat. No. 10,142,567

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRUE HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (THDR) TIME-DELAY-AND-INTEGRATE (TDI) IMAGING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An image sensing system comprising:a digital focal plane array (DFPA) to generate a time-delay-and-integrate (TDI) image over a plurality of integration periods, the DFPA comprising a counter array to store counts representing photons detected over the plurality of integration periods; and
a processor, operably coupled to the DFPA, to non-destructively read at least one intermediate count from the counter array during at least one intermediate integration period in the plurality of integration periods and to adjust the TDI image based at least in part on the at least one intermediate count.

US Pat. No. 10,142,566

ROLLING READOUT TYPE CAMERA AND IMAGING METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. An imaging method for using a rolling readout type camera including a light receiving section in which a plurality of pixel rows are arranged, comprising:setting a first parameter for setting a time interval of start timing of signal readout period of each of adjacent pixel rows;
setting a first count of a driving clock defining a time interval of start timing of signal readout period of each of adjacent pixel rows based on the set first parameter; and
controlling signal readout of each of pixel rows based on the set first count.

US Pat. No. 10,142,563

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:an imaging sensor including:
a plurality of first pixels each including a first photoelectric converter that converts light into charge and a first circuit that is connected to the first photoelectric converter;
a plurality of second pixels each including a second photoelectric converter that converts light into charge and a second circuit that is connected to the second photoelectric converter;
a first region that includes the first photoelectric converters arrayed in a first direction and a second direction crossing the first direction;
a second region that is different from the first region and includes the second photoelectric converters arrayed in the first direction and the second direction;
a first control line that receives a first control signal for controlling the first circuits respectively corresponding to each of the arrayed first photoelectric converters; and
a second control line that is different from the first control line and receives a second control signal for controlling the second circuits respectively corresponding to each of the arrayed second photoelectric converters; and
a generator that generates first image data based on first signals output from the first pixels and generates second image data based on second signals output from the second pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,142,560

CAPTURING AND PROCESSING OF IMAGES INCLUDING OCCLUSIONS FOCUSED ON AN IMAGE SENSOR BY A LENS STACK ARRAY

FotoNation Limited, (IE)...

1. A camera array, comprising:a plurality of cameras configured to capture images of a scene, where each camera comprises:
optics comprising at least one lens element and at least one aperture; and
a sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of pixels and control circuitry for controlling imaging parameters;
a processor configured by software to:
capture a plurality of images from different viewpoints using the plurality of cameras, where each image captured by the plurality of cameras includes pixels that are occluded in at least one other image captured by the plurality of cameras; and
normalize the plurality of images based upon calibration data to enable scan-line based parallax searches;
measure parallax between the normalized images by adaptively comparing the similarity of neighborhoods of pixels for different parallax-induced shifts along scan-lines;
identify occluded pixels based upon the measured parallax information;
generate a depth map using the measured parallax information;
select at least one distance as an “in best focus” distance; and
blur an image produced by the camera array based upon the “in best focus” distance and distance information from the depth map.

US Pat. No. 10,142,559

PIXEL SIGNAL TRANSFER DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF AND CMOS IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A pixel signal transfer device, comprising:a transfer block coupled to a pixel, suitable for transferring a pixel output voltage outputted from the pixel according to an amount of a charge generated from the pixel;
a conversion gain adjusting block including an amplification transistor; and
a correction block coupled between the transfer block and the conversion gain adjusting block, suitable for correcting the pixel output voltage using a threshold voltage of the amplification transistor,
wherein the conversion gain adjusting block adjusts a conversion gain of the corrected pixel output voltage outputted from the correction block,
wherein the conversion gain adjusting block includes:
a first resistor coupled to a second power supply voltage reduced by a reference voltage,
a second resistor coupled to a ground power supply voltage, and
the amplification transistor coupled between the first resistor and an output node of the conversion gain adjusting block, and
wherein the conversion gain is adjusted according to the first resistor and the second resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,142,557

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM

Olympus Corporation, Tok...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising a processor configured of hardware, the processor being configured to function as:a pixel-shift processing circuit and actuator configured to perform pixel shift photographing in a certain focus position to acquire a plurality of image data and perform pixel-shift combination processing of the acquired plurality of image data to generate pixel-shift combined image data;
a depth processing circuit configured to cause the pixel-shift processing circuit and actuator to perform processing on a plurality of focus positions, cause the pixel-shift processing circuit and actuator to generate a plurality of pixel-shift combined image data in different focus positions, and perform depth combination processing of the plurality of pixel-shift combined image data to generate an image having large depth of field; and
a focused-region extracting circuit configured to calculate sharpness of each pixel in the image and extract a focused region according to the sharpness in at least one of the plurality of focus positions, wherein
the pixel-shift processing circuit and actuator performs, concerning a focus position where the focused region is extracted, the pixel-shift combination processing concerning only a partial image region including the focused region.

US Pat. No. 10,142,556

CAMERA FLASH LIGHT DIRECTION MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system for controlling a flash direction, comprising:a substrate including plural cavities;
a membrane over the substrate; and
a light emitting element over membrane;
wherein each one of the plural cavities is configured to be selectively pressurized and depressurized independent of other ones of the plural cavities;
the light emitting element is aimed in a first direction when none of the plural cavities is pressurized;
the light emitting element is aimed in a second direction, different than the first direction, when a first subset of the cavities is pressurized.

US Pat. No. 10,142,555

CAMERA FLASH LIGHT DIRECTION MANAGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system for controlling a direction of a light emitting element, comprising:a substrate including a cavity, a first fluid passageway, and a second fluid passageway;
a membrane attached to the substrate;
a light emitting element arranged over and attached to the membrane; and
a fluidics system configured to selectively deform the membrane which alters an orientation of the light emitting element relative to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,142,554

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS AND METHOD OF OPERATING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an imaging device configured to obtain an image of a subject;
a light source comprising a plurality of light-emitting elements that comprises:
a first light-emitting element configured to emit a first light in a first direction;
a second light-emitting element configured to emit a second light in a second direction; and
a third light-emitting element configured to emit a third light in a third direction; and
a controller configured to:
determine a distance to the subject, in the image;
control a luminance of each of the plurality of light-emitting elements, based on the distance to the subject;
divide the image into a first region in which the subject is not included and a second region in which the subject is included;
control the first direction of the first light-emitting element and the third direction of the third light-emitting element to correspond to the first region; and
control the second direction of the second light-emitting element to correspond to the second region,
wherein the controller is further configured to control the first direction, the second direction, and the third direction by adjusting angles between planes on which the first light-emitting element, the second light-emitting element, and the third light-emitting element are respectively disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,142,553

CAMERA AND LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHRONIZATION FOR OBJECT TRACKING

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An imaging device for camera and light source synchronization, the imaging device comprising:an image processing module to detect a current location of an object in a captured image generated by the imaging device;
a location prediction module to predict a next location of the object in a next captured image, generated by the imaging device, based on (i) the current location of the object and (ii) historical data that identifies previously detected locations of the object in corresponding previously captured images generated by the imaging device; and
an illumination module to (i) determine an illumination interval defining a period of time during which a light source of the imaging device is to illuminate a set of sensor lines of the imaging device during the capture of the next captured image based on the predicted next location of the object, wherein the set of sensor lines corresponds with the predicted next location of the object and (ii) activate the light source of the imaging device to illuminate only the set of sensor lines of the imaging device that was determined to correspond to the predicted next location of the object throughout the determined illumination interval, wherein to active the light source comprises to sequentially expose each sensor line of the set of sensor lines of the imaging device to capture the next captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,142,552

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT CORRECTS CONTOUR, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a tone correction unit configured to perform a predetermined tone correction process in a part of a luminance range of an image obtained as a result of photographing;
a contour correction unit configured to perform a contour correction process that corrects a contour of an object in the image; and
a control unit configured to control the contour correction unit to perform a first contour correction process in a first part of the luminance range where the tone correction unit does not perform the predetermined tone correction process in the image, and to perform a second contour correction process, which is lower in a degree of correction than the first contour correction process, in a second part of the luminance range where the tone correction unit performs the predetermined tone correction process in the image.

US Pat. No. 10,142,550

EXTENDING A FOCUS SEARCH RANGE IN AN IMAGING SYSTEM INCLUDING A HIGH SPEED VARIABLE FOCAL LENGTH LENS

Mitutoyo Corporation, Ka...

1. A method for controlling an imaging system comprising: a high speed variable focal length (VFL) lens having a first operating resonant frequency that provides a periodically modulated first optical power variation having a relatively larger amplitude, and having a second operating resonant frequency that provides a periodically modulated second optical power variation having a relatively smaller amplitude and that provides relatively low aberration in the imaging system; a lens controller; and a camera configured to provide images for the imaging system,the method comprising:
providing an extended focus range demand signal to the lens controller;
in response to the extended focus range demand signal, configuring the lens controller to operate the VFL lens at the first operating resonant frequency to provide the first optical power variation, and thereby provide a first relatively larger focus range for the imaging system;
providing an accurate image demand signal to the lens controller; and
in response to the accurate image demand signal, configuring the lens controller to operate the VFL lens at the second operating resonant frequency to provide the second optical power variation, and thereby provide a second relatively smaller focus range and low aberration images for the imaging system.

US Pat. No. 10,142,549

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND IMAGE SMOOTH ZOOMING METHOD THEREOF

LUXVISIONS INNOVATION LIM...

1. An image smooth zooming method adapted to an image capturing apparatus having a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, wherein a field of view (FOV) size of the wide-angle lens is larger than a FOV size of the telephoto lens, the image smooth zooming method comprising the following steps:capturing a wide-view image and a tele-view image by the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens respectively according to a capturing setting, wherein the capturing setting comprises a zoom scale;
detecting displacements of the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens when capturing the wide-view image and the tele-view image by using a motion sensor;
capturing images within reduced FOVs respectively from the captured wide-view image and tele-view image according to the detected displacements of the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens, wherein centers of the reduced FOVs are at positions where the view centers of the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens are reversely shifted by the displacements respectively;
calculating ratios of the FOV sizes of the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens to the zoom scale respectively and zooming the captured wide-view image and tele-view image to fit the zoom scale according to the ratios;
aligning the zoomed wide-view image and tele-view image according to a shift between view centers of the wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens; and
overlapping the zoomed and aligned wide-view image and tele-view image to output an overlapped image fitting the zoom scale.

US Pat. No. 10,142,548

DIGITAL CAMERA WITH MULTIPLE PIPELINE SIGNAL PROCESSORS

CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C.,...

1. A device comprising:a plurality of arrays of photodetectors, including:
a first array of photodetectors to sample an intensity of light at a wide field of view for a first integration time; and
a second array of photodetectors to sample an intensity of light at a narrow field of view for a second integration time; and
signal processing circuitry, coupled to the first and second arrays of photodetectors, configured to generate a composite image using data which is representative of the intensity of light sampled by the first array of photodetectors at the wide field of view and data which is representative of the intensity of light sampled by the second array of photodetectors for the narrow field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,142,545

IMAGE STABILIZING APPARATUS, ITS CONTROL METHOD, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image stabilizing apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the one or snore processors, cause the image stabilizing apparatus to function as:
a detecting unit configured to detect a motion vector in each of a plurality of areas made by dividing a motion vector detecting frame set in each of a plurality of images sequentially output from an imaging unit; and
a control unit configured to determine a motion vector of an object in the detected motion vector and to perform an image stabilization control based on the motion vector of the object,
wherein the control unit determines a size of the object based on the motion vector of the object,
wherein the control unit does not change the motion vector detecting frame when determining that the object is larger than a predetermined size, and
wherein the control unit changes the motion vector detecting frame when determining that the object is smaller than the predetermined size.

US Pat. No. 10,142,538

LIDAR ASSISTED FOCUSING DEVICE

REDROCK MICROSYSTEMS, LLC...

1. A focusing device for a camera having a lens and a field of view, the focusing device comprising:a LIDAR module having a scanning area greater than the field of view of the camera;
a camera interface;
a controller having a user interface with a display, the controller communicably coupled to the LIDAR module and the camera interface, wherein the controller receives data from the LIDAR module, displays a location of one or more targets within the scanning area along with an indication of the field of view of the camera using the data from the LIDAR module via a user interface, receives a target selection from the displayed target(s) via the user interface, determines a focus setting using the LIDAR data, the target selection and a camera operational data, and sends the focus setting to the camera interface; and
the camera interface receives the focus setting and drives the lens of the camera to focus on the target selection using the focus setting.

US Pat. No. 10,142,536

CAMERA USING PREVIEW IMAGE TO SELECT EXPOSURE

Monument Peak Ventures, L...

1. An image processing device comprising:an image sensor configured to provide initial sensor image data and final sensor image data;
a lens configured to expose an image of a scene onto the image sensor;
a processor configured to:
process the initial sensor image data to select one of a plurality of pre-determined scene types, wherein the pre-determined scene types include at least one scene type selected from the group including high-contrast scene, low-contrast scene, sky scene, night scene, color-saturated scene, and text/document scene; and
cause an exposure control system to adjust the exposure level for a final image according to the selected scene type; and
the exposure control system configured to adjust the exposure level for capturing the final image on the image sensor by setting, according to signals from the processor, the exposure level for the final image to be a default scene exposure level changed by a pre-determined relative exposure level corresponding to the selected scene type, where the relative exposure level change is an increase in exposure if the scene type is low-contrast scene, night scene, or text/document scene, and a decrease in exposure if the scene type is high-contrast scene, sky scene, or color-saturated scene.

US Pat. No. 10,142,535

VEHICLE CAMERA SYSTEM

Cobra Electronics Corpora...

1. A system for use in a vehicle including a vehicle camera that interfaces with a mobile communication device that is separate from said vehicle camera, the system comprising:said vehicle camera comprising:
a) a camera display that provides a visual output,
b) an imaging component, which captures at least one image and creates an image file,
c) a memory component designed to electronically store said image file,
d) a camera communication element configured to communicate over a short-range communication standard, and
e) wherein said vehicle camera is designed without a location determination capability; and
said mobile communication device comprising:
a) a user interface that receives inputs from a user and communicates information to said user,
b) a location determination component configured to determine a geographic location of the mobile communication device, and
c) a short-range communication element configured to communicate over said short-range communication standard, wherein said short-range communication element communicates with said camera communication element over said short-range communication standard, and
d) a wide-area communication element configured to communicate over a wide-area communication standard; and
wherein said mobile communication device exchanges data with said vehicle camera, wherein said geographic location of said mobile communication device is compiled with said image file to create a location identified image file, and wherein said data comprises a timestamp and said location identified image file includes said timestamp, and
wherein said data comprises a prediction of an alert level associated with said geographic location of said mobile communication device, and wherein said camera display communicates said prediction to said user, and
wherein said mobile communication device receives said prediction from a remote server over the wide-area communication standard and communicates said prediction to said vehicle camera over the short-range communication standard, and wherein the remote server analyzes a plurality of data entries associated with said geographic location of the mobile communication device to generate said prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,142,534

IMAGE-CAPTURING AND IMAGE-DISTRIBUTING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY OR MANUALLY CAPTURING IMAGE OF USER CARRYING MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

bianconero, Inc., Osaka ...

1. An image-capturing and image-distributing system comprising:a near field wireless signal transmitting station;
a user-carried mobile communication terminal;
an image-capturing device associated with an image-capturing area; and
an image server;
wherein the near field wireless signal transmitting station is configured to:
transmit a near field wireless signal containing encrypted image-capturing condition information via a near field wireless communication in order to identify that a user has entered the image-capturing area;
wherein the user carried mobile communication terminal is configured to:
receive and decrypt the near field wireless signal containing the encrypted image-capturing condition information,
determine that the user has entered the image-capturing area based on the near field wireless signal containing the encrypted image-capturing condition information, and
transmit an image-capturing request including a user presence area within the image-capturing area to the image-capturing device based on determining that the user has entered the image-capturing area;
wherein the image-capturing device is configured to:
capture an image of the user presence area based on the image-capturing request, and
transmit acquired image data associated with the image to the image server;
wherein the image server is configured to:
store the acquired image data in correlation with an image-capturing location and an image-capturing time/date, and
transmit the acquired image data to the user-carried mobile communication terminal in response to receiving a download request from the user-carried mobile communication terminal which designates the image-capturing location and the image-capturing time/date.

US Pat. No. 10,142,532

CAMERA FOR VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera module for a vision system for a vehicle, said camera module comprising:a circuit element, said circuit element including an imager and associated circuitry, wherein said circuit element includes electrical connecting elements;
a lens mounting element for holding a lens assembly, said lens assembly including at least one optical element;
wherein said lens mounting element is disposed at said circuit element and said at least one optical element is optically aligned with said imager of said circuit element;
an inner molding formed over and around said circuit element and over a portion of said lens mounting element so that said inner molding and said lens mounting element substantially encase said circuit element;
wherein said inner molding comprises a first molded polymer molded at a first molding pressure;
wherein said inner molding has an aperture established at said electrical connecting elements of said circuit element;
a connector element disposed at said aperture so as to be in electrical contact with said electrical connecting elements of said circuit element;
an outer shell molded over and around said inner molding and over another portion said lens mounting element so as to encase said inner molding;
wherein said outer shell comprises a second molded polymer injection molded at a second molding pressure;
wherein said second molding pressure is greater than said first molding pressure;
wherein said outer shell comprises a connector portion that surrounds said connector element, and wherein said connector element is accessible at said connector portion of said outer shell; and
wherein said connector portion is configured to connect to a connector end of a wire harness to electrically connect the connector end of the wire harness to said connector element to establish electrical connection between the wire harness and said electrically connecting elements of said circuit element.

US Pat. No. 10,142,530

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAKING HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS USING A MOBILE DEVICE MOUNT WITH ILLUMINATION

JIGSAW INFORMATICS, INC.,...

1. An illumination system on which a mobile device containing a camera is mounted, the system comprising:a universal device mount capable of securely mounting a mobile device of a variety of sizes;
an illuminator capable of providing lighting for use with the mobile device;
a viewport configured relative to the universal device mount such that the viewport is capable of permitting the mobile device camera to view an object for the purpose of using the camera;
electronics to operate and control the illuminator; and
a battery capable of powering the illuminator.

US Pat. No. 10,142,529

IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGING APPARATUS

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. An imaging device comprising:a heat-dissipating base having an opening at a center;
a flexible substrate, arranged on one surface side of the base, the one surface side of the base being a tilted surface that forms a depression having the opening as a bottom part, the flexible substrate comprising:
an opening communicating with the opening of the base; and
a plurality of arrangement pieces disposed in concentric rows about the opening of the base;
a plurality of light sources for emitting light toward a subject to be imaged, one of the plurality of arrangement pieces being disposed between each of the plurality of light sources and the tilted surface of the one surface side of the base, each of the plurality of light sources having an optical axis that intersects a center axis of the opening of the base; and
an image sensor, arranged coaxially with the center axis of the opening of the base, for capturing at a deep part of the opening of the base a light image from the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,142,527

DISPLACEMENT SENSOR AND CAMERA MODULE HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A camera module comprising:a housing including a light transmission portion at one side;
a lens module, packaged in the housing, transferring incident light through the light transmission portion to a first direction;
an image sensor, converting light passed through the lens module to a digital signal;
a first frame located inside the housing;
a second frame located inside the housing;
a first coil formed at the first frame, wherein a first voltage is applied to the first coil;
a second coil formed at the first frame, wherein a current of a second voltage flows in the second coil to correspond to a voltage of the first frame if the first voltage is applied to the first coil;
a conductor coupled to the second frame; and
a detector for calculating a relative position between the first frame and the second frame by monitoring the second voltage,
wherein a size of the second voltage is reduced if the second coil is moved closer to the conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,142,526

SELF-ALIGNING MULTI-PART CAMERA SYSTEM

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A multi-part electronic device, comprising:a first camera part mounted within a surrounding first resilient camera mount on a first device part; and
a second camera part mounted within a surrounding second resilient camera mount on a second device part, the first and second device parts being coupled together by a common hinged joint,
wherein in an open mode of the device, at least one of the first and second camera parts is positioned in a protruded position protruding relative to a surrounding surface, wherein in a closed mode of the device in which the first and second camera parts are rotated towards each other to overlap about the common hinged joint, at least one of the first camera part or the second camera part is adjustably mounted such that contact between the first camera part and the second camera part urges the at least one camera part in the protruded position to withdraw inwardly, aligns the first camera part and the second camera part within a selected angular deviation between respective optical axes and reduces tilt between the first and second camera parts relative to their respective surrounding surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,142,523

ENDOSCOPE AND CYLINDRICAL STRUCTURE FOR ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope comprising:an insertion section having (1) a longitudinal axis, (2) a distal end, (3) an internal circumferential surface that defines a hole with an opening in the distal end and extending from the opening along the longitudinal axis, (4) a first projection projecting inwardly in a radial direction from the internal circumferential surface, and (5) a second projection projecting inwardly in a radial direction from the internal circumferential surface that is (a) spaced from the first projection and (b) located between the first projection and the distal end;
a cylindrical member (1) disposed in the hole, (2) extending along the longitudinal axis, (3) having an external circumferential surface, and (4) having a first outward flange provided on the external circumferential surface that extends outwardly from the external circumferential surface; and
an elastic member provided on the external circumferential surface of the cylindrical member and located between the first projection and the second projection; wherein:
the outward flange has end portions that (1) are opposed to each other in a circumferential direction of the longitudinal axis and (2) define a first cutout;
the first projection is disposed in the first cutout; and
the elastic member (1) is elastically deformable and configured to slide over the second projection when the cylindrical member is inserted into the hole of the insertion section and (2) interacts with the second projection to urge the cylindrical member away from the distal end of the insertion section.

US Pat. No. 10,142,522

USER FEEDBACK FOR REAL-TIME CHECKING AND IMPROVING QUALITY OF SCANNED IMAGE

ML Netherlands C.V., Ams...

1. A method of processing an image of an object acquired with a hand-held electronic device, the method comprising, with at least one processor:identifying a region in the image having characteristics representative of an undesired item, wherein identifying the region comprises detecting sub-regions characteristic of the undesired item and a shadow cast by the undesired item; and
correcting the image by:
generating a patch for the region; and
providing a corrected image with the region replaced with the patch.

US Pat. No. 10,142,520

SINGLE COLOR BACKGROUND MIXED RASTER CONTENT (MRC)

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

9. An image processing system for generating a mixed raster content (MRC) format file for single background color image document, the image processing system comprising:an input device for receiving an input document;
a processor, coupled to the input device;
a segmentation module, coupled to the processor, to segment the input document into an image layer and a text layer; and
a compression module, coupled to the processor, to:
determine whether the image layer comprising a single background color;
upon affirmative determination, generate a new text layer with a background color mask, wherein the image layer is converted into the new text layer;
compress the text layer and the new text layer using a compression scheme;
integrate the compressed the text layer and the new text layer to generate an image data in the MRC file format; and
store the generated image data in a memory device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,518

IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING ACCURATE IMAGE CORRECTION

Konica Minolta, Inc., Ch...

1. An image reading apparatus comprising:a colorimeter structured to colorimetrically measures an image formed on a sheet based on an optical spectrum in a visible light range;
a reference plate located in a position facing the colorimeter with a chromatic reflecting surface;
a temperature detection unit structured to detect a temperature of the reference plate;
a determination unit structured to determine whether or not functioning of the colorimeter itself is in a normal condition based on the temperature of the reference plate detected by the temperature detection unit and the optical spectrum in the visible light range.

US Pat. No. 10,142,517

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, PRINT SYSTEM, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PRINT SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus to communicate with an external device which manages print data, the image forming apparatus comprising:at least one processor;
a job notification receiving unit implemented by the at least one processor and configured to receive a job notification;
an operation panel configured to receive a user input operation of a user operating the operation panel;
a job acquisition unit implemented by the at least one processor and configured to acquire print data and to monitor receipt of a job notification at the same time as monitoring receipt of a user input operation;
a printer configured to print a job;
a determination unit implemented by the at least one processor and configured to determine a number of user input operations received after the image forming apparatus is started up; and
a controller configured to perform control,
wherein, in a case where the job notification receiving unit receives, from the external device, the job notification first after start-up of the image forming apparatus, the controller performs control so that the job acquisition unit acquires unacquired print data from the external device,
wherein, in a case where print data is ready to be acquired from the external device and no job notification encouraging acquisition of the print data is received from the external device first after start-up of the image forming apparatus,
the controller performs control so that, in a case where the determination unit determines that a first user input operation is received after the image forming apparatus is started up, the job acquisition unit transmits a data acquisition request regarding the job to the external device and, in response, acquires unacquired print data from the external device, and
the controller performs control so that, in a case where the determination unit determines that a second or subsequent user input operation is received after the image forming apparatus is started up, a data acquisition request regarding the job is not transmitted to the external device and print data is not again acquired from the external device in response to the second or subsequent user input operation.

US Pat. No. 10,142,516

IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image reading device comprising:a loading section configured to receive loading of a document and an identification medium;
a reader configured to read the document and the identification medium; and
a document feeder configured to convey the document to the reader, wherein
the loading section includes:
a first loading section configured to receive loading of the identification medium; and
a medium restriction section configured to restrict a position of the identification medium loaded on the first loading section,
the first loading section is plate-shaped contact glass facing a bottom surface of the document feeder,
the medium restriction section is disposed adjacent to the first loading section and faces the bottom surface of the document feeder,
the document being conveyed by the document feeder has opposite end portions and a central portion between the opposite end portions, the opposite end portions respectively including opposite ends of the document in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the document, and
only the central portion, among the opposite end portions and the central portion, of the document conveyed to the reader by the document feeder comes in contact with the medium restriction section.

US Pat. No. 10,142,515

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND ABNORMALITY DETERMINATION METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an input unit configured to input image data;
an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording material based on the image data input by the input unit;
a reading unit configured to read the image formed on the recording material by the image forming unit; and
a control unit configured to, based on the input image data and the image read by the reading unit, acquire a plurality of change amounts from the read image,
wherein the plurality of change amounts includes a change amount of an image in a conveyance direction of a recording material and a change amount of an image in a direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction, and
wherein the control unit determines a type of an abnormal image based on the plurality of acquired change amounts.

US Pat. No. 10,142,514

IMAGE READING SYSTEM AND IMAGE READING DEVICE THEREIN

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image reading system comprising an image reading device and an image storage device,wherein the image reading device comprises:
a reading unit configured to read an original document on a pixel-to-pixel basis and generate image data including color difference data and luminance data;
a converting unit configured to convert the image data to transmission data, the image data being compressed in converting to the transmission data;
a determining unit configured to determine whether the image data is color data, gray data, or binary data, and configured to generate determination data indicating a result of the determination; and
a transmission unit configured to transmit the transmission data and the determination data to the image storage device; and
wherein the image storage device comprises:
a storage unit;
a receiving unit configured to receive the transmission data and the determination data both transmitted by the transmission unit; and
an image processing unit configured to perform:
when the determination data indicates that the image data is the color data, storing the transmission data in the storage unit;
when the determination data indicates that the image data is the gray data, decompressing the transmission data to regenerate the image data, and storing the luminance data in the storage unit without storing the color difference data; and
when the determination data indicates that the image data is the binary data, decompressing the transmission data to regenerate the image data, converting the luminance data of the regenerated image data to black-white image data, and storing the black-white image data in the storage unit,
wherein the determining unit comprises:
a dividing unit configured to divide the image data corresponding to one page of the original document into a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks including a plurality of pixels;
a color block determining unit configured to perform:
determining, when a total number of achromatic pixels contained in the block is less than or equal to a first threshold, that the block is a color block, the achromatic pixel subject to having a color difference falling within a prescribed range;
a color page determining unit configured to determine, when the total number of the color blocks contained in the image data is greater than or equal to a first prescribed quantity, that the image data is the color data;
a monochrome block determining unit configured to determine, when a total number of first pixels and second pixels is less than or equal to a second threshold, that the block is a gray block, the first pixel having a luminosity value greater than or equal to a first luminosity value, the second pixel having a luminosity value less than or equal to a second luminosity value, the second luminosity value being smaller than the first luminosity value;
a monochrome page determination unit configured to perform:
when a total number of the gray blocks is greater than a second prescribed quantity, determining that the image data is the gray data; and
when the total number of the gray blocks is less than or equal to the second prescribed quantity, determining that the image data is the binary data; and
a decision unit configured to decide:
to generate the determination data indicating that the image data is the color data, in response to the determination that the image data is the color data; and
to generate the determination data indicating that the image data is one of the gray data and the binary data, in response to the determination that the image data is the gray data or the determination that the image data is the binary data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,513

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT CORRECTS POSITION CORRECTION OF IMAGE FORMED ON SHEET

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

2. An image forming apparatus comprising:a reader having a carriage that moves in a predetermined direction and illuminates an original, the reader being configured to read the original to generate original image data;
an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet based on the original image data;
a memory configured to store a correction condition for reducing a read error of the reader; and
a processor configured to perform tasks comprising:
(1) a test image forming task that controls the image forming unit to form a test image on the sheet, wherein the test image is used for detecting a position of an image to be formed on the sheet by the image forming unit;
(2) a generation task that generates a conversion condition based on read data related to the test image formed on the sheet and the correction condition stored in the memory, wherein the read data is output by the reader; and
(3) a conversion task that converts the image data based on the conversion condition,
wherein the image forming unit forms an output image on the sheet based on the converted image data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,507

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a management system that detects a user operation and acquires information input by the operation as setting data to be supplied to an electronic apparatus; and
a setting system that
acquires a software module including a first sub-module and a second sub-module,
collectively supplies the first sub-module included in the acquired software module to a plurality of electronic apparatuses, the first sub-module being to be installed in each of the plurality of electronic apparatuses to allow each of the plurality of electronic apparatuses to execute a particular function,
acquires a response from each of electronic apparatuses, that have successfully installed the first sub-module, out of the plurality of electronic apparatuses to which the first sub-module is supplied, the response indicating that the first sub-module has been successfully installed, and
executes the second sub-module included in the acquired software module
to cause the management system to acquire the setting data, the setting data being necessary for each of the electronic apparatuses to execute the first sub-module, and
to collectively supply the setting data acquired by the management system to the electronic apparatuses, that have successfully installed the first sub-module.

US Pat. No. 10,142,506

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a control device that receives an operation instruction according to user input; and
a main body that operates according to a request transmitted from the control device, wherein
the main body includes a non-volatile memory and circuitry, the non-volatile memory stores control device configuration information that is related to at least resolution information of the control device, of list information that is a list of a plurality of items of control device information, when a power supply of the main body is off;
the circuitry controls the control device and performs processing for initialization of the control device according to the control device configuration information, when the power supply of the main body transitions from an OFF state to an ON state,
wherein a memory in the main body of the information processing apparatus, to store control device configuration information corresponding to only a portion of an extended display identification data (EDID), the portion being information that provides resolution information of the control device of the information processing apparatus needed for initialization, the control device configuration information being obtained from the EDID as list information that is the list of a plurality of items of control device information regarding a specification of the control device;
the circuitry in the main body generates dummy list information that is a dummy of the list information using the control device configuration information, and initializes the control device based on the dummy list information,
wherein the circuitry performs the initialization of the control device by setting at least resolution and operation frequency to the control device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,505

MULTI-FUNCTION PRINTER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A multi-function printer method comprising:preparing the mode of the multi-function printer between a power-saving mode and a print mode in a printer engine unit of a multi-function printer;
arranging a first microphone to a third microphone at intervals on a single plane, in a staggered manner close to a floor, the first microphone to the third microphone are in the multi-function printer;
determining positions of sound sources by a control section according to a time difference between sound sources that are captured by the first microphone to the third microphone, the time difference between the arrival of the sound sources indicating a user approaching the multi-function printer;
determining sound source location positions by the control section, based on a distance calculation operation using coordinates of the microphones, the distances between footprint coordinates and the microphones, footstep sound arrival times, and transmission velocity of sound; and
causing the print engine to be switched from the power-saving mode to the print mode depend on a decrease in the time difference between sound sources.

US Pat. No. 10,142,504

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising a feed tray having a placement surface on which a sheet is placed, whereinthe feed tray includes:
a fixed table;
an extension table capable of being pulled out along and being accommodated in the fixed table; and
a sensor disposed on the fixed table and configured to detect whether or not the sheet is placed on the extension table in a situation in which the extension table is pulled out,
the sensor is an optical transmission or reflective sensor,
the feed tray includes an actuator that moves according to whether or not the sheet is placed on the extension table, transmission of projected light being blocked or allowed in the sensor according to movement of the actuator,
the actuator includes a protruding member capable of protruding from and receding below the placement surface of the extension table, and
the protruding member protrudes from or recedes below the placement surface of the extension table according to whether or not the sheet is placed on the extension table.

US Pat. No. 10,142,501

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus including a Web server and capable of communicating with an information processing apparatus including a Web browser via a network, the image processing apparatus comprising:a display;
one or more memories storing a display setting of the display in association with user identification information about a user permitted to log in to the image processing apparatus, the display being capable of displaying a screen based on the display setting of the display stored in the one or more memories in association with user identification information about a user that has logged in to the image processing apparatus; and
one or more processors that execute a set of instructions to:
receive user identification information from the Web browser of the information processing apparatus;
obtain the display setting of the display stored in association with the received user identification information in the one or more memories; and
transmit a Web screen based on the obtained display setting to the information processing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,142,500

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT PERFORMS TWO SEPARATE AND DIFFERENT SEARCH OPERATIONS FOR A DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus connected to an external access point, the information processing apparatus comprising:one or more processors operating to:
cause a first search to be performed so that a first device that is not in a state of being connected to the external access point and that has a function of an access point is searched for;
cause a second search to be performed so that a second device that is already in a state of being connected to the external access point is able to be searched for, wherein the second search is a different search operation than the first search; and
cause a display unit to display first information regarding the first device found by the first search and second information regarding the second device found by the second search,
wherein, in a case where the first information displayed on the display unit is designated, processing for connecting the first device to the external access point is performed based on the designation of the first information,
wherein, in a case where the second information displayed on the display unit is designated, processing for connecting the second device to the external access point is not performed based on the designation of the second information, and
wherein the external access point is provided outside of the information processing apparatus, the first device, and the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,496

MOBILE DEVICE IMAGE CAPTURE AND IMAGE MODIFICATION INCLUDING FILTERS, SUPERIMPOSING AND GEOFENCED COMMENTS IN AUGMENTED REALITY

IP Holdings, Inc., Palo ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium that stores a set of instructions that are executable by at least one processor of a mobile device to cause the mobile device to perform a method comprising:obtaining one or more images captured by an application utilizing an image acquisition device;
identifying one or more sections of the one or more images showing an object and a background;
creating at least one modified view based on changes to the one or more sections of the one or more images; and
displaying the at least one modified view on the application.

US Pat. No. 10,142,495

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMPLIFIED DEVICE DATA COLLECTION

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A data collector controller for control of monitoring activity of networked multifunction peripherals comprising:a user interface including a display and a user input;
a memory including data corresponding to a plurality of interactive user configuration screens;
a processor configured to selectively render the configuration screens on the display and receive corresponding user input, the configuring screens setting device user interaction including,
a network address field configured to receive user supplied network address information,
a user selection option for commencing a network connectivity test,
a user selection option for specification of device certification certificates,
a user selection option for modification of device certification certificates,
a user selection option for modification of a device time zone,
a field for changing network settings, and
a user selection for testing discovery, registration or data transfer mechanism for multifunction peripheral device data collection; and
a data storage configured to store user selection data received via rendered configuration screens,
wherein the processor is further configured to output stored user selection data as configuration data for data collection from the multifunction peripherals.

US Pat. No. 10,142,493

ONLINE CHARGING SYSTEM (OCS) CONTROLLED MEDIA POLICY

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an apparatus, a registration message from a user apparatus;
downloading, at the apparatus, subscription information from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS), the HSS storing subscription information about a user associated with the user apparatus;
after the subscription information is downloaded from the HSS at the apparatus, transmitting, from the apparatus to a second apparatus, a credit control message, the credit control message comprising a request for a balance associated with the user, wherein the second apparatus is an Online Charging System (OCS);
receiving, at the apparatus from the second apparatus, a credit control response message, the credit control response message based at least in part on a determination of a balance associated with the user and indicating at least one allowed media component; and
transmitting, from the apparatus, a reply to the registration message indicating a media control policy based on the credit control response message, the media control policy indicating a set of available services and a set of unavailable services.

US Pat. No. 10,142,492

MANAGING NETWORK DATA CONSUMPTION OF APPLICATIONS ON CELLULAR COMPUTER NETWORKS ON ONE OR MORE SERVER COMPUTERS

LotusFlare, Inc., Sunnyv...

1. A computer system comprising:a memory persistently storing a set of instructions;
one or more processors coupled to the memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the set of instructions, which causes the one or more processors to track and limit data consumption per application by causing the one or more processors to:
receive, at an intermediary server computer, a first plurality of requests associated with a first user, a first operator, and a first application; and
for each request in the first plurality of requests, determine a size of the request, and add the size of the request to a first running total associated with the first user, the first operator, and the first application;
receive, from a remote client computer, at the intermediary server computer, a first request that comprises one or more values that identify the first user, the first application, a first application server computer;
determine that the first request is associated with the first operator;
determine that the first request is a first size; and
determine whether the first size plus the first running total is greater than a first threshold associated with the first user, the first operator, and the first application;
in response to determining that the first size plus the first running total is not greater than the first threshold:
increment the first running total associated with the first user, the first operator, and the first application by the first size;
send the first request to the first application server computer;
in response to determining that the first size plus the first running total is greater than the first threshold:
send, to the remote client computer, a limit notification indicating that the first user can no longer send data from the first application using the first operator;
terminate the first request without sending the first request to the first application server computer and without terminating other requests to other application servers associated with the first user, first operator, and applications other than the first application.

US Pat. No. 10,142,491

SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CELLULAR BASED RESOURCE SHARING SERVICE

International Business Ma...

1. A cellular resource sharing support system, comprising:a behavior analysis system that collects usage data from a set of mobile devices in a cellular network;
a subscription manager that computationally generates offers to mobile device owners to avail excess compute resources of the mobile devices to a resource sharing services system;
a device manager that tracks the real-time availability and usage of participating mobile devices that are associated with the mobile device owners that have accepted the offers to avail the excess compute resources; and
an account manager that calculates and provides a compensation to the mobile device owners that have accepted the offers to avail the excess compute resources of the participating mobile devices to the resource sharing services system,
wherein each offer generated for a mobile device owner is based on collected usage data of an associated mobile device, and
wherein the offer requires the mobile device owner to avail a predetermine percentage of the excess compute resources of the associated mobile device for a predetermined amount of time provided that an average utilization of the associated mobile device falls below a predetermined threshold for a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,487

PERSONALIZED REMINDERS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method being performed by one or more computing devices including at least one processor, the method for determining an instance of an event unaddressed by a user, the method comprising:receiving sensor data from one or more sensors, at least some of the sensors on a user device associated with the user;
determining an occurrence of a first communication event from the first set of sensor data;
monitoring the sensor data for indications of user activity following the first communication event to determine a first set of response information;
determining a set of one or more previously occurring communication events that are similar to the first communication event;
based on the set of one or more previously occurring communication events, determining a set of information indicative of user activity associated with and occurring following the one or more previously occurring communication events, the determined set of information indicative of user activity forming a second set of response information;
based on a comparison of the first set of response information and the second set of response information, determining that the first communication event is unaddressed; and
providing an indication of the first communication event as an unaddressed event.

US Pat. No. 10,142,486

TRANSPARENT CONTACT TRANSFER SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:computer-readable memory storing executable instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with the computer-readable memory and configured by the executable instructions to at least:
connect a telephone call from a customer device to a first agent device;
generate data representing a customer contact associated with the telephone call, wherein the data representing the customer contact indicates a post-contact process is assigned to a first agent using the first agent device;
receive, from the first agent device, a search term representing an aspect of the customer contact;
select a second agent based at least partly on a correspondence of the search term with data representing an expertise of the second agent;
cause presentation, by the first agent device, of a first user interface indicating that transfer of the customer contact is pending until acceptance by the second agent;
cause presentation, by a second agent device associated with the second agent, of a second user interface for accepting transfer of the customer contact, wherein the second agent device presents the second user interface concurrently with the first agent device presenting the first user interface;
receive, from the second agent device, data representing acceptance of transfer of the customer contact;
cause presentation, by the first agent device, of a third user interface indicating that transfer of the customer contact has been accepted;
transfer the telephone call from the customer device to the second agent device; and
modify the data representing a customer contact to indicate that the post-contact process is assigned to the second agent.

US Pat. No. 10,142,484

NEARBY TALKER OBSCURING, DUPLICATE DIALOGUE AMELIORATION AND AUTOMATIC MUTING OF ACOUSTICALLY PROXIMATE PARTICIPANTS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method of reducing the effects of cross talk pickup of at least a first audio conversation by multiple audio input devices provided in an audio conferencing environment, the audio conferencing environment including multiple users participating by means of a series of associated audio input devices for the provision of audio input, and a series of audio output devices for the output of audio output streams to the multiple users, with the audio input and output devices being interconnected to a mixing control server for the control and mixing of the audio inputs from each audio input devices to present a series of audio streams to the audio output devices, the method including the steps of:(a) monitoring the series of audio input devices for the presence of a duplicate audio conversation input from at least two input audio sources in an audio output stream, the monitoring comprises, in the audio input from at least one of the at least two input audio sources, distinguishing background audio indicative of one or more background users from nearfield audio of a nearfield user; wherein the background audio is distinguished from the nearfield audio by determining a correlation of voice activity based on predetermined information and
(b) where a duplicate audio conversation input is detected, determining whether to suppress the presence of the duplicate audio conversation input in the audio output stream.

US Pat. No. 10,142,483

TECHNOLOGIES FOR DYNAMIC AUDIO COMMUNICATION ADJUSTMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A telecommunications device for adaptive audio communications, the telecommunications device comprising:a session data collection module to collect session data of a communication session between a user of the telecommunications device and at least one other user of a remote telecommunications device communicatively coupled to the telecommunications device, wherein the communication session includes an audio stream;
a session adjustment management module to (i) determine a session context of the communication session based on the collected session data, (ii) compare the collected session data to session data of a previously stored session context, (iii) determine whether the collected session data includes an anomaly based on a result of the comparison, (iv) identify, in response to a determination that the anomaly was detected, a previously learned response to the detected anomaly, and (v) adjust a portion of the audio stream of the communication session and a setting of the telecommunications device based on the identified previously learned response to the anomaly.