US Pat. No. 10,506,785

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170122

M.S. Technologies, L.L.C....

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170122, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125444.
US Pat. No. 10,508,067

PROCESS FOR DEHYDROHALOGENATION OF HALOGENATED ALKANES

Honeywell International I...

1. A process for preparing a halogenated propene comprising:a. introducing an alkali-metal hydroxide feed stream into a reactor charged with at least one halogenated propane having a structure according to Formula I:
C3FxClyH8-x-y  (Formula I)
wherein x is 5 or 6 and y is 0 or 1, provided that x+y is ?6;
b. reacting, in a liquid phase, said at least one halogenated propane with said alkali-metal hydroxide in said reactor to produce a halogenated propene having a structure according to Formula II:
C3Fz-1H7-z  (Formula II)
wherein z is x?1; and
c. removing at least a portion of said halogenated propene from said reactor as a vapor product stream,
wherein steps (a), (b), and (c) are at least partially performed simultaneously.
US Pat. No. 10,506,789

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 61381330

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 61381330, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125581.
US Pat. No. 10,506,790

PETUNIA-CALIBRACHOA VARIETY SAKPXC024

Sakata Seed Corporation, ...

1. A plant of Petunia-Calibrachoa variety SAKPXC024, wherein a representative sample of plant tissue of SAKPXC024 was deposited under NCMA No. 201907006.
US Pat. No. 10,508,344

STABILIZED ALKALINE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FORMULATIONS

1. A formulation for stabilizing hydrogen peroxide, comprising water soluble Zn+2 ions in an ammonical solution at 0.7 to 100 parts per million of an alkaline hydrogen peroxide solution.
US Pat. No. 10,506,809

HERBICIDAL COMBINATION COMPRISING SAFLUFENACIL AND GLUFOSINATE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A herbicidal combination comprising componentsa) a herbicide A which is 2-chloro-5-[3,6-dihydro-3-methyl-2,6-dioxo-4-(trifluoromethyl)-1-(2H)-pyrimidinyl]-4-fluoro-N-[[methyl-(1-methylethyl)-amino]sulfonyl]benzamide,
b) a herbicide B which is glufosinate or one of its salts, and
c) at least one herbicide C different from herbicides A and B which is selected from the group of diclosulam, cloransulam, flumetsulam, thiencarbazone, flumioxazin, butafenacil, carfentrazone, sulfentrazone, acifluorfen, fomesafen, lactofen, oxyfluorfen, quinclorac, fluroxypyr, 2,4-D, pendimethalin, fenoxaprop, haloxyfop, clethodim, sethoxydim, profoxydim, atrazine, metribuzin, bentazone, benzobicyclon, benzofenap, bicyclopyrone, clomazone, isoxaflutole, mesotrione, pyrasulfotole, pyrazolynate, pyrazoxyfen, sulcotrione, tefuryltrione, tembotrione, topramezone, acetochlor, metolachlor, metazachlor, and flufenacet and
or an agriculturally acceptable enantiomer, salt or ester thereof, wherein a herbicidal mixture of components a and b in combination with component c is synergistic.
US Pat. No. 10,508,094

METHODS FOR PRODUCING FERRIC MALTOL COMPOSITIONS FROM FERROUS HYDROXIDES

SHIELD TX (UK) LIMITED, ...

1. A method for producing a ferric maltol composition comprising reacting ferrous hydroxide with maltol and recovering the ferric maltol that forms.
US Pat. No. 10,506,824

SMOKING ARTICLE MOUTHPIECE WITH COOLING AGENT INCLUSION COMPLEX

1. A smoking article comprising;a mouthpiece having an outer surface; and
a cooling agent inclusion complex disposed on the outer surface wherein the cooling agent inclusion complex is a cyclodextrin cooling agent inclusion complex comprising cyclodextrin and a non-volatile cooling agent comprising a carboxamide containing compound.
US Pat. No. 10,507,608

POLYAMIDE MOULDING COMPOUNDS FOR LARGE MOULDED PARTS

1. A polyamide molding composition with the following composition:(A) 20 to 79% by weight of at least one semiaromatic polyamide in the form of a copolyamide which comprises from 65 to 73 mol % of units composed of hexanediamine and terephthalic acid,
(B) 1 to 15% by weight of at least one impact modifier,
(C) 20 to 60% by weight of at least one carbon fiber,
(D) 0 to 5% by weight of at least one additive,
where components (A) to (D) give a total of 100% by weight
wherein the copolyamide is in essence free from aliphatic diacids.
US Pat. No. 10,508,123

POLYMORPHS

Vectura Limited, Chippen...

1. A method of treating asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a polymorph of (S)-3-(3-(1-methyl-2-oxo-5-(pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-3-yl)-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-3(2H)-yl)piperidin-1-yl)-3-oxopropanenitrile with the following diffraction angles (2Theta) based on cupric K?1:at approximately 8.25°;
at approximately 13.25°;
at approximately 15.40°;
at approximately 17.65°; and
at approximately 25.39°.
US Pat. No. 10,507,612

MARKED COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Teijin Limited, Osaka-Sh...

1. A method of applying laser marking on a composite material comprising a black pigment, carbon fibers, and a resin, and having the following 1) to 3):1) an area proportion of the carbon fibers in a topmost surface layer of the material from 10 to 90%,
2) a proportion of the black pigment contained in the composite material from 0.2 to 20% by mass, and
3) an average fiber length of the carbon fibers from 1 to 100 mm,
wherein the laser marking is applied using a YVO4 laser having a wavelength from 100 to 2,000 nm, an output density from 1.0 (mW/?m2) to 30 (mW/?m2), and an irradiation energy per pulse from 1000×10?5 (mWs) to 50,000×10?5 (mWs).
US Pat. No. 10,508,129

PHARMACEUTICAL TARGETING OF A MAMMALIAN CYCLIC DI-NUCLEOTIDE SIGNALING PATHWAY

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. An injectable pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier containing a cyclic dinucleotide comprising a 5?-monophosphate nucleotide comprising a guanine moiety, and a 5?-monophosphate nucleotide comprising an adenine moiety, wherein the cyclic dinucleotide hasa phosphodiester bond between the 2?-OH of the nucleotide comprising the guanine moiety and the 5?-phosphate of the nucleotide comprising the adenine moiety, and
a phosphodiester bond between the 3?-OH of the nucleotide comprising the adenine moiety and the 5?-phosphate of the nucleotide comprising the guanine moiety.
US Pat. No. 10,508,387

CONDUCTIVE FIBRES

PIRETA LIMITED, Birmingh...

1. A method for making a fibre electrically conductive, comprising the steps of:(a) providing a fibre having a negative electric charge at the surface of the fibre,
(b) applying to the fibre a substance (referred to below as a ‘linker’) which provides a layer of said substance on the fibre and changes the electric charge at the surface of the fibre from negative to positive, wherein said substance is not chitosan, wherein said substance is a cationic polyelectrolyte,
(c) making the surface of the fibre electrically conductive with a metal,
wherein the metal of step (c) is provided in the form of metal cations and wherein the metal cations are reduced to elemental metal; and
(d) sintering the metal.
US Pat. No. 10,508,132

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AEROBIC-TYPE SINGLE CELL PROTEIN USING THE AUTOLYSIS PROCESS

Taizhou iCell Bio-Tech Co...

1. A method for producing an aerobic-type single cell protein from materials by an autolysis, comprising the following steps:(1) delivering bacterial proteins generated from a bioreactor to a conical concentration tank, and precipitating the bacterial proteins at the bottom of the conical concentration tank, wherein the material moisture content at the bottom is reduced to 97% or less for the subsequent dewatering process;
(2) pumping the materials at the bottom of the concentration tank to centrifugal dewatering equipment by a transfer pump;
(3) performing a solid-liquid separation using a horizontal spiral centrifuge, wherein the material moisture content is reduced to 78% to 85% and the materials are mud-like after the centrifugation;
(4) transferring the materials from step (3) to an autolysis device comprising twin-screw hollow blades, wherein the front ¼ to ½ of the twin-screw front hollow blade of the autolysis device is a heating section and the remaining section is a holding section and the device is preheated through the twin-screw hollow blades to an autolysis temperature of between 65° C. and 95° C. for a preheating time of 5 to 30 min; and carrying out an autolysis, comprising maintaining the materials in the autolysis device at a temperature between 65° C. and 95° C. for a time of 30 to 360 min;
(5) conveying the materials resulting from the autolysis through an auger feeder to air flash drying equipment for drying; wherein the contact temperature of the materials is between 65 and 100° C. and the moisture content of the materials after drying is between 10% and 40%;
(6) conveying the materials from step (5) to a tunnel type microwave drying sterilization apparatus by airflow lifting equipment for sterilization; wherein said materials after the microwave sterilization have a moisture content between 5% and 10%; and
(7) smashing and packaging the materials from step (6);
wherein the aerobic-type single cell protein has 33% -60% of protein, 0.1-1.4% free nucleotides, and 0-0.9% free base, and the ratio of free bases to free nucleotides is between 0 to 0.60.
US Pat. No. 10,508,138

POLYPEPTIDE CAPABLE OF BINDING TO VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR, AND USE THEREOF

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A polypeptide capable of binding to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) comprising the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 3 to 8.
US Pat. No. 10,508,139

COMPOUND, USE, ANTI-TUMOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION, GENE CONSTRUCT FOR POLYPEPTIDE EXPRESSION, PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION, PROCESS FOR THE EVALUATION OF TUMOR CELLS, METHOD OF SENSITIZATION OF TUMOR CELLS TO CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC

1. An anti-tumor pharmaceutical composition for extracellular administration comprising:pharmaceutically acceptable carrier;
at least one polypeptide consisting of SEQ ID No: 1; and
cisplatin.
US Pat. No. 10,508,141

NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING HLA-A24 AGONIST EPITOPES OF MUC1-C ONCOPROTEIN

The USA, as represented b...

1. An isolated nucleic acid encoding a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 or SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,508,143

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER

Aleta Biotherapeutics Inc...

1. A T-cell comprising a constitutive expression construct encoding a secreted fusion protein comprising (a) an antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, that binds a tumor antigen; and (b) an extracellular domain of CD19, or a fragment thereof, that includes an epitope recognized by the FMC63 anti-CD19 antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,507,632

PACKAGING FILM

1. A wrapper made of an unstretched at least single-layer polyolefin film which optionally has release properties, comprisinga) a layer (a) with thickness from 6 to ?20 ?m,
based on a mixture of ?) from 20 to 49% by weight of a polypropylene or of at least one propylene copolymer, or of a combination thereof, and
of ?) from 80 to 51% by weight of at least one polyethylene or ethylene copolymer, or of a combination thereof, and
optionally of ?) conventional auxiliaries,
wherein the ?) component has a VICAT temperature of at least 130° C., as measured by ASTM D 1525-00, Rate A (50° C./min), Loading 1 (10 N), and
b) optionally on at least one surface of the layer (a) a release coating (b) made of cured polysiloxane
and
c) optionally on at least one uncovered surface of the layer (a) an optionally sealable layer (c) with thickness from 4 to 10 ?m made of a thermoplastic polymer with melting point lower by at least 5° C. than the melting point of the layer (a),
wherein the tensile strength of the polyolefin film in machine direction is at least 6.5 N/cm, measured in accordance with DIN EN ISO 527-3.
US Pat. No. 10,508,144

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT OF CTLA4 MOLECULES

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A composition comprising cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4-Ig (CTLA4-Ig) molecules, wherein the CTLA4-Ig composition comprises(a) an average molar ratio of N-acetyl neuraminic acid (NANA) to CTLA4-Ig molecules of from about 8 to about 12, and
(b) less than or equal to 5.0 area percent high molecular weight species as determined by size exclusion chromatography and spectrophotometric detection,
wherein the CTLA4-Ig molecules are isolated from a soluble fraction of a liquid culture medium comprising an initial population of CTLA4-Ig molecules recombinantly produced by mammalian cells, wherein
(1) the CTLA4-Ig molecules of the initial population have one or more sialic acid residues;
(2) the number of sialic acid residues per CTLA4-Ig molecule varies within the initial population;
(3) the initial population comprises CTLA4-Ig dimers and high molecular weight aggregates;
(4) the liquid culture medium contains Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 (MCP-1); and,
(5) the CTLA4-Ig molecules comprise one or more polypeptides having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10,
wherein the CTLA4-Ig composition is obtainable by a method comprising:
(i) obtaining the soluble fraction of the liquid culture medium, wherein the liquid culture medium comprises mammalian cells that produce the initial population of CTLA4-Ig molecules; then
(ii) subjecting the soluble fraction of the liquid culture medium to affinity chromatography to reduce MCP-1 content; then
(iii) subjecting the composition of step (ii) to anion chromatography to separate the CTLA4-Ig molecules into two or more fractions, wherein at least one fraction has a greater molar ratio of sialic acid to CTLA4-Ig molecules compared to at least one other fraction; and then
(iv) subjecting the composition of step (iii) to hydrophobic interaction chromatography to separate CTLA4-Ig dimers from CTLA4-Ig high molecular weight aggregates.
US Pat. No. 10,508,150

METHODS TO IMPAIR HEMATOLOGIC CANCER PROGENITOR CELLS AND COMPOUNDS RELATED THERETO

University of Kentucky Re...

1. A method for reducing the number of CD123-bearing leukemia cells in a human diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, said method comprising administering to the human a therapeutically effective amount of an antibody that binds CD123, such that said administration causes a reduction in the number of leukemia cells in the human.
US Pat. No. 10,508,159

METHOD FOR PREPARING DIENE-BASED RUBBER LATEX AND ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE GRAFT COPOLYMER COMPRISING THE SAME

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

1. A method for preparing diene-based rubber latex comprising:an initial step of an entire polymerization reaction comprising adding a conjugated diene-based monomer 60 parts by weight to 75 parts by weight, a first emulsifier 1 part by weight to 3 parts by weight, a polymerization initiator 0.2 part by weight to 0.4 part by weight, an electrolyte 0.2 part by weight to 3 parts by weight, a molecular weight control agent 0.1 part by weight to 0.5 part by weight and ion exchanged water 65 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight into a reactor and then polymerizing thereof;
a step of adding the conjugated diene-based monomer 10 parts by weight to 20 parts by weight and a second emulsifier 0.1 part by weight to 1.0 part by weight simultaneously at the time point that a polymerization conversion rate of the entire polymerization reaction is 30% to 40% and then polymerizing thereof;
a step of adding a residual amount of a conjugated diene-based monomer and optionally a third emulsifier 0 part by weight to 1 part by weight simultaneously or continuously at the time point that the polymerization conversion rate of the entire polymerization reaction is 60% to 70% and then polymerizing thereof;
a step of completing polymerization by adding a polymerization inhibitor at the time point that the polymerization conversion rate of the entire polymerization reaction is 92% or higher,
which further comprises a step of additionally adding a cross-linking agent 0.05 part by weight to 0.3 part by weight at the time point that the polymerization conversion rate of the entire polymerization reaction is 0% to 50%; and
which further comprises a step of adding a fourth emulsifier having critical micelle concentration (CMC) of 150 mg/L or less 0.01 part by weight to 0.5 part by weight at the time point that the polymerization conversion rate of the entire polymerization reaction is 50% to 85%.
US Pat. No. 10,508,167

GRAFT COPOLYMER AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION

1. A graft copolymer (A) obtainable by graft-polymerizing:an aromatic vinyl-based monomer (b) in an amount of 20 to 70 parts by mass, in the presence of 30 to 80 parts by mass of an ethylene-based polymer (a) provided that the sum of components (a) and (b) is 100 parts by mass; or
an aromatic vinyl-based monomer (b) and another vinyl-based monomer (c) copolymerizable with the aromatic vinyl-based monomer (b) in a total amount of 20 to 70 parts by mass, in the presence of 30 to 80 parts by mass of an ethylene-based polymer (a) provided that the sum of components (a), (b) and (c) is 100 parts by mass,
wherein the ethylene-based polymer (a) has a density of 0.900 g/cm3 or more and less than 0.966 g/cm3, a number average molecular weight of 10,000 to 50,000, and a molecular weight distribution of 5 to 15, and the proportion of the ethylene-based polymer (a) molecules having a molecular weight of 10,000 or less is 5.5% or more.
US Pat. No. 10,508,169

CURABLE RESIN AND PRODUCING PROCESS THEREFOR

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A curable resin obtained by reacting a polybasic anhydride with a reaction product of an epoxy resin with a phenol compound having an alcoholic hydroxyl group and an unsaturated monobasic acid, whereina cresol novolac epoxy resin having a softening point of 94° C. or higher and 103° C. or lower is used as the epoxy resin,
wherein a hydroxyalkyl phenol or a hydroxyalkyl cresol is used as the phenol compound,
wherein an alkenyl carboxylic acid is used as the unsaturated monobasic acid,
wherein a dibasic anhydride is used as the polybasic anhydride,
wherein the curable resin has a double bond equivalent of 480 g/eq. or more and 620 g/eq. or less, and
wherein the curable resin has an acid value of 30 mgKOH/g or more and 120 mgKOH/g or less.
US Pat. No. 10,508,188

ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL POLYMER FIBERS, FABRICS, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

PurThread Technologies, I...

1. A polymer composition comprising:(a) a polymer;
(b) about 1 to about 26 wt. % of a silver salt having the formula AgaXbYcZd;
(c) about 0.1 to about 2.6 wt. % of a copper salt having the formula CuaXbYcZd; and
(d) one or more additives;
Ag is Ag(I) or Ag(II), and a is 1 to 4;
each X is sulfur, and b is independently 1 to 4;
each Y is oxygen, and c is independently 2 to 8;
each Z is independently H; C1-C14 alkyl; C3-C8 cycloalkyl; C1-C8 alkyl substituted by C3-C6 cycloalkyl; C1-C8 alkyl optionally substituted by C6-C10 aryl; C6-C10 aryl; C6-C10 aryl substituted by C1-C14 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C1-C8 alkyl substituted by C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or halogen;
d is 0 or 1;
wherein each of the silver salt and the copper salt is mixed with the polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,508,191

FLAME-RETARDANT POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION, SHEET AND FILM EACH USING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID SHEET OR FILM

MITSUBUSHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polycarbonate resin composition, which contains 18 to 75% by mass of a polycarbonate resin (A) having a viscosity average molecular weight of 35,000 to 60,000, 5 to 30% by mass of a phosphorus-based flame retardant (B), 18 to 50% by mass of a fibrous or plate-like inorganic filler (C) and 0.1 to 2% by mass of a fluoropolymer (D), which has a melt volume rate of 2.0 to 6.0 cm3/10 min under 300° C. and 1.2 kg.
US Pat. No. 10,508,192

THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION, MOLDED ARTICLE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MOLDED ARTICLE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A thermoplastic resin composition comprising:a thermoplastic resin;
a filler; and
polyglyceryl fatty acid ester,
wherein the thermoplastic resin contains a component of formula (I):
—CH2—CH?CH—CH2—  (I),
wherein a fatty acid constructing the polyglyceryl fatty acid ester is an unsaturated fatty acid,
wherein a content of the thermoplastic resin is 40 wt % to 79.5 wt %, a content of the filler is 20 wt % to 50 wt %, and a content of the polyglyceryl fatty acid ester is 0.5 wt % to 12 wt %,
wherein a content of the component of the formula (I) with respect to the entire thermoplastic resin is 2 wt % to 30 wt %, and
wherein the unsaturated fatty acid is a hydroxy fatty acid and/or a condensate of the hydroxy fatty acid.
US Pat. No. 10,507,169

AQUEOUS GEL MASK COMPOSITIONS AND KITS

1. An aqueous gel mask composition, comprising:a plurality of sodium alginates constituting, by weight, between 2.2% to 4.5% of the aqueous gel mask composition; and
water,
wherein:
(a) a first sodium alginate of the plurality of sodium alginates includes a molecular weight greater than a second sodium alginate of the plurality of sodium alginates;
(b) less than 3%, by weight, of the aqueous gel mask composition includes sodium alginates having a molecular weight of at least 300 kDa;
(c) the plurality of sodium alginates includes:
(i) an average ratio of ?-D-mannuronate to ?-L-guluronate (M/G ratio) between 70:30 to 50:50;
(ii) an average molecular weight between 150 kDa to 425 kDa;
(iii) at least 20%, by weight, of the sodium alginates having a molecular weight of at least 250 kDa; and
(iv) a weight ratio of sodium alginates having a molecular weight of 75 kDa or less to sodium alginates having a molecular weight of at least 250 kDa of less than 3:2; and
(d) if the plurality of sodium alginates includes two sodium alginates each having a molecular weight of at least 250 kDa, and the two sodium alginates constitute, by weight, less than 1.25% of the aqueous gel mask composition, then the two sodium alginates include an average molecular weight of less than 375 kDa, and
wherein the aqueous gel mask composition is reactive with an activator to form a continuous film, the activator including a salt comprising a divalent cation.
US Pat. No. 10,508,194

FLAME-RETARDANT POLYOLEFIN RESIN COMPOSITION

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A flame-retardant polyolefin resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of a polypropylene resin, 10 to 60 parts by mass of component (A), 15 to 90 parts by mass of component (B), and 10 to 140 parts by mass of component (C):component (A): melamine pyrophosphate;
component (B): piperazine pyrophosphate: and
component (C): glass fiber;
said composition being free of fluorine-containing anti-drip agents.
US Pat. No. 10,507,171

PEROXIDE-STABLE ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care composition comprising (i) a peroxide whitening agent comprising a whitening complex of crosslinked polyvinylpyrrolidone complexed with hydrogen peroxide, (ii) sodium acid pyrophosphate (Na2H2P2O7) in an amount of from 0.1 wt % to 3 wt % based on the weight of the composition, and (iii) less than 2 wt % water based on the weight of the composition; and (iii) an ethylene oxide, propylene oxide block co-polymer of average molecular weight greater than 5000 Da, being substantially free of an ethylene oxide, propylene oxide block co-polymer of average molecular weight less than 5000 Da in an amount of from 5 wt % to 12 wt % based on the weight of the composition; and (iv) from 1 to 2 wt % tetrasodium pyrophosphate based on the weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,507,172

HYALURONIC ACID FORMULATION CONTAINING PYRUVATE

ALLERGAN INDUSTRIE, S.A.S...

1. A composition comprising: a hyaluronic acid or a salt thereof and pyruvic acid or a salt thereof, wherein the hyaluronic acid or its salt is crosslinked, the composition is suitable for use as a dermal filler, and the composition is a gel that is stable to heat sterilization, wherein the gel has a ?F of ?2N??F?2N after heat sterilization and a ? Tan ? 1 Hz?0.1 after heat sterilization.
US Pat. No. 10,508,196

RUBBER FORMULATION WITH ENHANCED FLEX FATIGUED RESISTANCE

CONTITECH TECHNO-CHEMIE G...

1. A rubber composition comprising EPDM rubber, natural rubber, high cis-1,4-polybutadiene rubber, and from 5 phr to 30 phr of a butyl ionomer, wherein the EPDM rubber is present at a level within the range of 45 to 55 phr, wherein the high cis-1,4-polybutadiene rubber is present at a level in the range of 10 phr to 20 phr, and wherein the natural rubber is present at a level within the range of 30 to 40 phr.
US Pat. No. 10,507,173

DEODORANT COMPOSITION COMPRISING A MIXTURE OF ALPHA, BETA, AND GAMMA CYCLODEXTRIN

AZIENDE CHIMICHE RIUNITE ...

1. An odor-absorbing composition comprising a mixture of ?-, ?-, and ?-cyclodextrins, wherein the amount of one of said ?-, ?-, and ?-cyclodextrins is equal to or higher than the total amount of the other two cyclodextrins,wherein the weight ratio of the amount of said ?-cyclodextrins to the amount of said ?-, and ?-cyclodextrins ranges from 4:1 to 1:1.
US Pat. No. 10,508,197

THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A method for preparing a thermoplastic vulcanizate, the method comprising:dynamically vulcanizing at least a portion of an elastomer component in the presence of a thermoplastic resin and a curing agent so as to form a thermoplastic vulcanizate wherein the elastomer component is at least partially vulcanized and is dispersed in a continuous phase comprising the thermoplastic resin; and
introducing a carbon black masterbatch into the thermoplastic vulcanizate, wherein the carbon black masterbatch comprises carbon black particulates dispersed in a carrier resin comprising a propylene-?-olefin copolymer, the propylene-?-olefin copolymer comprising about 50 wt % to about 99 wt % propylene-derived units and about 1 wt % to about 35 wt % comonomer units derived from one of ethylene and a C4-C10 alpha-olefin, and having a heat of fusion of about 75 J/g or less.
US Pat. No. 10,507,177

ANTI-AGING HAIR TREATMENT

1. An anti-aging treatment shampoo comprising:a. Acetyl Cysteine;
b. Alcohol;
c. Inositol;
d. Lactose;
e. Citric acid;
f. Milk Protein (Lactis Proteinum);
g. Panthenyl Ethyl Ether;
h. Serenoa;
i. Sodium Citrate;
j. Glycine soja (soybean) Germ Extract;
k. Biotinoyl Tripeptide;
l. Oleanolic Acid;
m. Butylene Glycol;
n. PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil;
o. PPG-26-Buteth-26;
p. Arginine
q. Lactic Acid
r. Propanediol
s. Scutellaria baicalensis Root Extract;
t. Acetyl Methione
u. Triticum vulgare (wheat) Germ Extract;
v. Beeswax;
w. Behenyl Alcohol
x. Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) Extract
y. Ethylhexylglycerin
z. Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride
aa. Phenoxyethanol
bb. Pyrus malus Extract;
cc. Caprylhydroxamic Acid
dd. Caprylyl Glycol
ee. Glycerin;
ff. Cetyl Betaine;
gg. Citrullus colocynthis Fruit Extract
hh. Pisum sativum (Pea) Peptide;
ii. Cocamidopropyl Betaine
jj. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
kk. Sodium;
ll. Cuscuta reflexa (Giant Dodder) Extract;
mm. Eclipta alba Extract;
nn. Hydrolyzed Quinoa;
oo. Hydrolyzed Rice Protein;
pp. Serrulata Fruit Extract;
qq. Polyquatemium 7;
rr. Purified Water;
ss. Apigenin;
tt. Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate by weight;
uu. Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine;
vv. Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate;
ww. Cannabidiol (CBD);
xx. Calendula officinalis Flower Extract;
yy. Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract;
zz. Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract;
aaa. Citrus (Limon) Peel Extract
bbb. Juniperus Virginia Wood Extract;
ccc. Santalum album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract; and
ddd. Vanilla planifolia Fruit Extract.
US Pat. No. 10,507,178

METHOD FOR TREATING INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION

Research Foundation of th...

1. A method for providing therapeutic benefit to a patient experiencing soft tissue damage between a first bone and a second bone, the method comprising:injecting a composition of matter between the first bone and the second bone of a patient, the composition of matter comprising methacrylated carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), methacrylated methylcellulose (MC), and a polymerization initiator, wherein the patient has a body temperature of at least 33° C.;
permitting the composition of matter to undergo thermal polymerization at the body temperature of the patient, thereby forming a hydrogel between the first bone and the second bone;
wherein the methacrylated methylcellulose (MC) is a mix of a first methacrylated methylcellulose with a first molecular weight below about 20 kDa and a second methacrylated methylcellulose with a second molecular weight above about 30 kDa, the mix being at least 3% (w/v) concentration and less than 8% (w/v) concentration, the first methacrylated methylcellulose and the second methacrylated methylcellulose being in about a 1:1 (w/w) ratio;
wherein the methacrylated carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) has a molecular weight between about 80 kDa and about 100 kDa and is at least 3% (w/v) and less than 8% (w/v) concentration;
wherein the methacrylated methylcellulose (MC) and the methacrylated carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) are present in a 1:1 (w/w) ratio.
US Pat. No. 10,507,179

FORMULATIONS OF LEVOSIMENDAN FOR INTRAVENOUS ADMINISTRATION AS INFUSION OR INJECTION AND OF INFUSION CONCENTRATE

CARINOPHARM GMBH, Elze (...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising Levosimendan as active ingredient, and sulfo-butyl-ether beta-cyclodextrin as a solubilizer, with the proviso that the use of co-solvents comprised of ethanol, propyleneglycol, polyethyleneglycol, poloxamers or polyvinylpyrrolidon is excluded.
US Pat. No. 10,511,021

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a nonaqueous electrolyte,wherein the positive electrode contains a lithium transition metal oxide, having a layered structure, containing at least Ni and also contains a tungsten compound and/or a molybdenum compound;
the percentage of Ni is greater than 90.00 mole percent with respect to the sum of the molar amounts of metal elements, excluding lithium, in the lithium transition metal oxide;
the amount of the tungsten compound and/or the molybdenum compound is 0.1 mole percent to 1.5 mole percent with respect to the sum of the molar amounts of the metal elements, excluding lithium, in the lithium transition metal oxide in terms of tungsten element and/or molybdenum element; and
wherein the lithium transition metal oxide is represented by the formula LiaNixM1-xO2 (where 0.95?a?1.20, 0.94?x, and M is at least one element selected from Co, Mn, and Al),
wherein the nonaqueous electrolyte contains a lithium salt containing a P—O bond in its molecule and a nitrile compound.
US Pat. No. 10,507,188

PARTICLES CONTAINING AN OPIOID RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST AND METHODS OF USE

The University of Chicago...

1. An enterically-coated particle comprising at least one opioid receptor antagonist, at least one hydrophilic additive that is negatively charged at acidic and neutral pH that is pentasodium tripolyphosphate (TPP), and at least one hydrophilic additive that is positively charged at acidic and neutral pH that is chitosan;wherein the enteric coating comprises a methacrylic acid-methyl methacrylate copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,509,237

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ADD POWER OF A CONTACT LENS

CooperVision Internationa...

1. A method of measuring the add power of a contact lens having a central region and an annular region surrounding the central region, the central region having a first optical power and the annular region having a second optical power, the method including the steps:(a) measuring the wavefront aberration of the contact lens;
(b) fitting a polynomial to the measured wavefront aberration, wherein terms of the polynomial correspond to types of aberration comprising defocus and astigmatism and residual aberrations; and
(c) calculating the add power as a defocus corresponding to the residual aberrations,
wherein calculating the add power includes the steps of discarding from the polynomial the terms of the polynomial that correspond to defocus and astigmatism to obtain a modified polynomial that contains only terms of higher aberration order than defocus and astigmatism and calculating the residual aberrations using the modified polynomial; and
the add power is calculated as the spherical equivalent of the residual aberrations or the spherical aberration.
US Pat. No. 10,508,214

COATING COMPOSITION AND COATED METAL PLATE, METAL CONTAINER AND METAL CLOSURE COATED WITH THE COATING COMPOSITION

TOKYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDIN...

1. A coating composition consisting essentially of a crosslinking agent, a curing catalyst and a mixed polyester resin, the mixed polyester resin consisting essentially of a mixture of a polyester resin (A) and a polyester resin (B) at a weight ratio (A):(B)=98:2 to 50:50,the polyester resin (A) is a polyester resin provided with an acid value resulting from a ring-opening addition reaction of a compound having one or more carboxylic acid anhydride structures in a molecule, and when a total content of carboxylic acid anhydrides to be used for the ring-opening addition reaction is 100 mol %, 10 mol % or more of the carboxylic acid anhydrides are compounds having two or more carboxylic acid anhydride groups in a molecule, wherein the polyester resin (A) has an acid value of 2 to 45 mg KOH/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 35 to 90° C., and the polyester resin (B) has an acid value of 2 to 40 mg KOH/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of -20 to 25° C.,
the crosslinking agent is a resol type phenolic resin and/or an amino resin, and is incorporated in an amount of 1 to 30 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of a resin solid content of the mixed polyester resin,
the curing catalyst is incorporated in an amount of 0.1 to 3.0 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of a total resin solids content,
the polyester resin (A) has a number average molecular weight of 8,000 to 21,000,
the polyester resin (B) has a number average molecular weight of 5,000 to 25,000,
the mixed polyester resin has a glass transition temperature (Tgmix) calculated from the following Equation (1) of 40 to 80° C.:
1/Tgmix=Wa/Tga+Wb/Tgb . . .   (1)
where Tgmix represents the glass transition temperature (K) of the mixed polyester resin, Tga represents the glass transition temperature (K) of the polyester resin (A), Tgb represents the glass transition temperature (K) of the polyester resin (B), Wa represents a weight fraction of the polyester resin (A), and Wb represents a weight fraction of the polyester resin (B),
the polyester resin (A) comprises a carboxylic acid component selected from the group consisting of aromatic dicarboxylic acids, aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, unsaturated dicarboxylic acids, alicyclic dicarboxylic acids, trivalent or higher valent carboxylic acids and monocarboxylic acids and an alcohol component selected from the group consisting of aliphatic glycols, ether glycols, alicyclic polyalcohols and trivalent or higher valent polyalcohols,
the polyester resin (B) comprises a carboxylic acid component selected from the group consisting of aromatic dicarboxylic acids, aliphatic dicarboxylic acids, unsaturated dicarboxylic acids, alicyclic dicarboxylic acids, trivalent or higher valent carboxylic acids and monocarboxylic acids and an alcohol component selected from the group consisting of aliphatic glycols, ether glycols, alicyclic polyalcohols and trivalent or higher valent polyalcohols, and
the polyesters (A) and (B) are non-crystalline polyesters.
US Pat. No. 10,508,219

POLISHING COMPOSITION AND METHOD UTILIZING ABRASIVE PARTICLES TREATED WITH AN AMINOSILANE

Cabot Microelectronics Co...

1. A chemical-mechanical polishing composition for polishing a substrate comprising:(i) a liquid carrier,
(ii) an abrasive suspended in the liquid carrier, wherein the abrasive comprises colloidal silica particles having a surface which has been treated with a compound selected from the group consisting of an aminosilane compound, a phosphononiumsilane compound, and a sulfonium silane compound, wherein the particles have a percent surface coverage from about 5% to about 32%, and
(iii) about 0.0001 wt. % to about 3 wt. % of a corrosion inhibitor, wherein the polishing composition has a pH of about 1.5 to about 5.
US Pat. No. 10,508,220

SLURRY COMPOSITION AND ADDITIVES AND METHOD FOR POLISHING ORGANIC POLYMER-BASED OPHTHALMIC SUBSTRATES

Ferro Corporation, Mayfi...

1. An aqueous dispersion for polishing organic polymer-based ophthalmic substrates comprising:5% to about 40% by weight abrasive particles,
0.1-10% by weight of at least one selected from the group consisting of (a) of a polyvinyl alcohol compound, (b) a tertiary amide compound, and (c) combinations thereof,
0.25% to 4.0% by weight aluminum nitrate,
0.5% to about 5% by weight aluminum hydroxide, and deionized water.
US Pat. No. 10,507,197

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING SILIBININ

Tasly Pharmaceutical Grou...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a mixture of three bulk drugs, wherein the mixture consists of8.75-60 parts by weight of silibinin;
15-65 parts by weight of phospholipid; and
25-200 parts by weight of Pu'er tea extract,wherein parts by weight is the weight ratio of each bulk drug in the mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,507,200

THERAPEUTICS COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING HARMINE AND ISOVANILLIN COMPONENTS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Ankh Life Sciences Limite...

1. A method of killing or inhibiting the growth of cancer cells selected from the group consisting of lung and lymphoma cells, comprising the step of administering to a patient a composition comprising a quantity of a harmine component selected from the group consisting of harmine, and the esters, metal complexes, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, with a quantity of a isovanillin component selected from the group consisting of vanillin, isovanillin, and mixtures thereof, and the esters, metal complexes, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts of the foregoing, said composition in a dosage form selected from the group consisting of gels, suspensions, solids, tablets, pills, and capsules, said harmine component and said isovanillin component being selected and present in amounts to provide anti-cancer synergy for the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,508,233

MIXED COMPOUND ORGANIC GLASS SCINTILLATORS

1. A mixed compound glass scintillator comprising:a first compound and a second compound:
the first compound is organic, has a Tg greater than 25° C., is capable of generating luminescence in the presence of ionizing radiation, and includes:
a central species selected from the group consisting of: carbon, silicon, and tin;
a luminescent organic group bonded to the central species or to an optional organic linker group;
the optional organic linker group, if present, is bonded to the central species and the luminescent organic group;
the second compound has a Tg greater than 25° C.;
the first and second compound are mixed and melted to form a glass material.
US Pat. No. 10,507,211

TREATMENT FOR HEREDITARY NEUROPATHY WITH LIABILITY TO PRESSURE PALSIES (HNPP)

Vanderbilt University, N...

1. A method of treating hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP), comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment for HNPP a therapeutically effective amount of a PAK1 inhibitor that is PF-3758309.

US Pat. No. 10,512,117

COMPUTER PROGRAM, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, FIRST TRANSMISSION POINT AND METHOD PERFORMED THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first transmission point for estimating a channel quality gain of a wireless device served by the first transmission point in a wireless communication network, wherein the first transmission point coordinates transmissions with a second transmission point in the wireless communication network, the method comprising:estimating the channel quality gain based on whether a first cell specific reference signal (CRS) configuration of the first transmission point is using radio resources for a first CRS that are colliding or not with radio resources used for a second CRS of a second CRS configuration of the second transmission point in the wireless communication network, and a utilization of frequency resources by the second transmission point, wherein the frequency resources include Physical Resource Blocks (PRBs), and wherein the estimating the channel quality gain comprises using a colliding parameter indicating that the first CRS configuration of the first transmission point is using the radio resources for the first CRS that are colliding or not with the radio resources used for the second CRS of the second CRS configuration of the second transmission point in the wireless communication network, which colliding parameter equals one for a non-shifted case of CRS and is a sum of allocated number of scheduling blocks for all scheduled wireless devices by the second transmission point divided by a total system bandwidth of the second transmission point, for a shifted case of CRS; and
performing link adaptation and scheduling data for the wireless device based on the estimated channel quality gain.

US Pat. No. 10,512,034

SENSOR PROVISIONING IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:determining, at a gateway, that no neighboring gateway is present;
in response to determining that no neighboring gateway is present, starting, by the gateway, a sensor discovery process, wherein the sensor discovery process comprises:
measuring signal strengths from a plurality of sensors;
based on the measured signal strengths, identifying a sensor from the plurality of sensors to be paired with the gateway; and
in response to identifying the sensor, pairing the gateway and the sensor to establish a secured connection between the gateway and the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,512,020

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ACCESS NETWORK SELECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of selecting an access network for a user equipment, UE, amongst a plurality of access networks, the method comprising the steps of:defining at an Access Network Discovery and Selection Function, ANDSF, server an ANDSF rule to be applied for selection of an access network between a first and a second access network, wherein the ANDSF rule comprises a validity condition to be fulfilled for the ANDSF rule to be applied, wherein the validity condition comprises a validity location area and a validity trajectory towards the validity location area, and wherein the validity trajectory comprises a list with one or more previous location areas;
transmitting the ANDSF rule, which comprises the validity location area and the validity trajectory, from the ANDSF server to an ANDSF client of the UE;
tracking, at the ANDSF client, a historical trajectory for the UE by storing a list with one or more successive location areas where the UE has been located; and
in response to matching a current location of the UE with the validity location area received from the ANDSF server, and matching the historical trajectory tracked at the ANDSF client for the UE with the validity trajectory received from the ANDSF server, determining that the validity condition is fulfilled and applying the ANDSF rule at the ANDSF client.

US Pat. No. 10,512,019

METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO LINK FAILURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM BASED ON MULTI-ENB CONNECTIVITY AND APPARATUS THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting dual connectivity of a first base station and a second base station, the method comprising:receiving, from the first base station, a configuration message for adding the second base station;
starting a timer upon identifying a predetermined number of consecutive out-of-syncs for a primary secondary cell (pSCell) of the second base station;
detecting a radio link failure (RLF) for the second base station based on an expiration of the timer; and
transmitting, to the first base station, a failure message including a failure type based on detecting the RLF for the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,512,003

SUBSCRIPTION FALL-BACK IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a card in a radio device, wherein the radio device is performing a fall back step in a communication network from a first subscription to a second subscription, the method comprising steps of:receiving, from the radio device, instructions to change an old International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) from the first subscription to a new IMSI for the second subscription; and,
sending, to the radio device, a refresh command,
wherein the first subscription is with a first Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and
the second subscription is with a second Mobile Network Operator (MNO).

US Pat. No. 10,511,993

BUFFER STATUS REPORTING AND NEW QUALITY OF SERVICE FLOWS ON DEFAULT BEARER IN NEXT GENERATION RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:triggering transmission of a buffer status report when data, from a new quality of service flow ID that is different from any quality of service flow ID for which data is already available for transmission, arrives in a buffer of a user equipment, wherein the new quality of service flow ID is an identification of a new quality of service flow;
including an indication of the new quality of service flow ID in the buffer status report; and
transmitting the buffer status report to a radio access network, wherein the transmitting of the buffer status report causes the radio access network to relocate the new quality of service flow to another data radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,511,992

PRIORITIZING PACKETS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of transmitting data in wireless communications, comprising:establishing, with an access point, a priority data radio bearer (DRB) for transmitting priority data, wherein the priority DRB and a normal DRB are mapped to one evolved packet system (EPS) bearer, and wherein the normal DRB is for transmitting non-priority packets;
receiving a set of packets for transmission in a defined sequence, the set of packets including two or more packets;
detecting that a packet, of the set of packets, is a prioritized packet type;
prioritizing the packet for transmission ahead of its order in the defined sequence based on the detection of the prioritized packet type, wherein prioritizing the packet comprises adding the packet to a priority buffer for transmitting over the priority DRB; and
transmitting the packet ahead of its order in the defined sequence to the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,511,952

EMERGENCY DETERMINATION SUPPORT SYSTEM, AND A NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON AN EMERGENCY DETERMINATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

Osaka University, Osaka ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon a program that makes an information terminal including a calling unit as well as a display unit, an operating unit and computer execute support for emergency determination, the program making the computer execute:a symptom selection step of displaying a plurality of symptoms on the display of the information terminal and receiving selection by a user of any symptom from the plurality of symptoms through the operating unit;
an emergency determination step of determining emergency degree corresponding to the symptom selected through the operating unit while referring to a relationship stored beforehand in a storage unit about between symptoms and levels of emergency degree;
an image displaying step of, when the emergency degree is determined as a high level, displaying an emergency calling button on the display;
a telephone network control step of, when receiving user's operation with the emergency calling button on the display making a call via the calling unit to an emergency call phone that is associated beforehand
an operation determination step of determining whether the user operates the emergency calling button on the display or not;
a questionnaire asking screen displaying step of, when the user does not operate the emergency calling button, displaying a screen of asking cooperation in questionnaire conducted later on the display, the questionnaire being about whether the user visited a medical institution or history of medical care at the medical institution;
a questionnaire condition determination step of determining, when receiving user's selection to cooperate in the questionnaire via the operating unit, whether a temporal condition for questionnaire is achieved or not by keeping time; and
a questionnaire processing step of conducting questionnaire via the operating unit to the information terminal when it is determined that the temporal condition for questionnaire is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,511,947

REMOTE CONTROL, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND PAIRING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A remote control apparatus, comprising:a microphone;
a communicator comprising communication circuitry configured to transmit a first advertising packet, and to receive a second advertising packet including respective addresses of a plurality of electronic apparatuses from the plurality of electronic apparatuses in response to the first advertising packet being transmitted from the remote apparatus; and
a processor configured to:
in response to the second advertising packet being received, identify a priority of the addresses of the plurality of electronic apparatuses based on a reception characteristic of the second advertising packet,
control the communicator to transmit a third advertising packet including a sound output request and an address of a first electronic apparatus identified based on the priority from among the addresses of the plurality of electronic apparatuses,
in response to the third advertising packet being transmitted from the remote control apparatus, control the communicator to perform a pairing with the first electronic apparatus based on a sound output from the first electronic apparatus being received through the microphone; and
in response to the third advertising packet being transmitted from the remote control apparatus, control the communicator to transmit a third advertising packet including a sound output request and an address of a second electronic apparatus identified as being next to the address of the first electronic apparatus based on the priority, based on the sound output from the first electronic apparatus not being received through the microphone.

US Pat. No. 10,511,942

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT PRESENTATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH A TELEPHONE CALL

Wendell D. Brown, Hender...

1. A method of presenting content on a communication device, the method comprising:at a first device, upon initiation of a call by a first party operating the first device, transmitting to a call controller notification of the initiation of the call, wherein initiation of the call by the first party comprises identification of a destination party that is an organization;
automatically pausing the call upon receipt of a signal from the call controller;
while the call is paused, presenting to the first party pre-ring content containing an actuable control; and
redirecting the call in response to actuation of the control, wherein redirecting the call comprises connecting the call to a representative of the organization.

US Pat. No. 10,511,927

SOUND SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF SOUND SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A sound processing system comprising:a plurality of signal processing apparatuses configured to generate a plurality of regional sound signals corresponding respectively to a plurality of divided areas included in a target area, based on at least one collected sound signal acquired by collecting sounds in the target area with at least one microphone, wherein a number of the plurality of divided areas is larger than a number of the plurality of signal processing apparatuses; and
a control apparatus configured to perform:
obtaining listening point information indicating a position of a virtual listening point in the target area, wherein an audio signal for playback is generated based on the position of the virtual listening point and at least a part of the plurality of regional sound signals; and
changing, based on the obtained listening point information, an allocation of generation processing for generating the plurality of regional sound signals to the plurality of signal processing apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,511,926

SELF-LOCALIZATION AND SELF-ORIENTATION OF A CEILING-MOUNTED DEVICE

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A ceiling-mounted device operable for self-localization and self-orientation within an indoor environment, the device comprising:a memory including a floor plan of the environment, the floor plan including a plurality of fixed reference indicia having known locations and orientations with respect to an origin point of the environment;
a housing encapsulating the device and being fixedly disposed on a ceiling within the environment;
a laser installed within the housing;
a camera installed within the housing; and
a processor installed within the housing and coupled to the memory, laser, and camera, the processor operable to:
direct the laser to project a plumb light beam downward from the device to a floor of the environment to project a cross on the floor, the cross having orthogonal lines intersecting at a projection point with one line longer than the other and being aligned with an azimuth orientation of the device;
direct the camera to capture an image of the floor with the captured image including the cross, projection point, and at least two of the plurality of fixed reference indicia, and
determine a location and orientation of the device with respect to the origin using the projection point and the at least two of the plurality of fixed reference indicia in the captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,925

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO SIGNAL

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A multichannel audio signal processing method processed by a Unified Speech Audio Coding (USAC) 3D decoder, comprising:generating an N-channel audio signal of N channels by down-mixing an M-channel audio signal of M channels in a format converter using playback environment or virtual layout, the number of M channels being greater than the number of N channels;
generating a stereo audio signal by performing binaural rendering of the N-channel audio signal in a binaural renderer; and
outputting the stereo audio signal,
wherein the USAC 3D decoder extracts a plurality of channel/prerendered objects and a plurality of objects from a bitstream,
wherein the plurality of channel/prerendered objects are inputted to the format converter through a first dynamic range control (DRC1),
wherein the plurality of objects are inputted to an object renderer through the first dynamic range control (DRC1),
wherein the N-channel audio signal of N channels are outputted from a mixer,
wherein the N-channel audio signal of N channels is inputted into a binaural renderer connected with a second dynamic range control (DRC2) or is inputted into a third dynamic range control (DRC3) connected with the second dynamic range control (DRC2) for a loudspeaker feed.

US Pat. No. 10,511,918

WIRELESS SYSTEM FOR HEARING COMMUNICATION DEVICES PROVIDING WIRELESS STEREO RECEPTION MODES

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A system for a wearer having a first ear and a second ear, comprising:a remote source adapted to provide Bluetooth wireless communications;
a first hearing communication device to receive the Bluetooth wireless communications including first and second audio information from the remote source, the first hearing communication device configured to forward the second audio information using near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) and adapted to provide the first audio information to the first ear; and
a second hearing communication device to receive NFMI wireless communications, the second hearing communication device adapted to provide the second audio information to the second ear,
wherein the second hearing communication device is adapted to receive the (NFMI) wireless communications from the first hearing communication device without an electrical connection to the first hearing communication device and wherein the second hearing communication device is further configured to eavesdrop on the Bluetooth wireless communications received by the first hearing communication device, wherein the system is adapted to support a stereo mode of reception by the first hearing communication device and the second hearing communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,902

ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An acoustic transducer, comprising:an acoustic transducing unit that has an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of a user's ear canal, wherein the acoustic transducing unit comprises a linear guide groove; and
a first acoustic material within the acoustic transducing unit, wherein the first acoustic material is movable in a longitudinal direction of the acoustic transducing unit by use of the linear guide groove.

US Pat. No. 10,511,891

VIDEO PLAYBACK IN GROUP COMMUNICATIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a request for a video from a messaging application providing a group communication comprising messages;
instructing a first client device to display a graphical representation of the video in a user interface (UI) of the messaging application during the group communication on the first client device, the first client device associated with a first user participating in the group communication with other users of a content sharing service, the graphical representation to scroll with the messages of the group communication;
receiving, from the first client device, first user input comprising a selection of the graphical representation of the video in the UI during the group communication;
responsive to the first user input, initiating playback of the video in a video playback portion of the UI, the video playback portion to scroll with the messages of the group communication;
allowing input, via the UI, of other messages for the group communication during playback of the video; and
responsive to detecting that the video playback portion is scrolled at least partially out of view of the UI in response to the input of the other messages, maintaining the video playback portion of the UI visible to the first user in a persistent position in the UI while the the messages are scrolled within the group communication separate from the video playback portion in the persistent position.

US Pat. No. 10,511,888

CALIBRATION SYSTEM FOR AUDIENCE RESPONSE CAPTURE AND ANALYSIS OF MEDIA CONTENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A calibration system for media content, the calibration system comprising:a memory configured to store a first media item and expected-emotions-tagging metadata for the first media item, wherein
the expected-emotions-tagging metadata indicates an associative relationship between a set of time slots and a set of specified emotional states that are expected from an audience at the set of time slots at playback of the first media item;
a media device configured to execute the playback of the first media item to the audience;
a plurality of different types of sensors configured to capture emotional response data from the audience at the playback of the first media item,
wherein the plurality of different types of sensors includes a set of audio sensors, a set of image sensors, and a set of biometric sensors; and
control circuitry configured to:
assign a first weight to each sensor of the plurality of different types of sensors prior to the playback of the first media item by the media device;
pre-calibrate the set of image sensors of the plurality of different types of sensors before the playback of the first media item by the media device, based on playback of a test media item by the media device in a test environment in a presence of a test audience;
embed a marker in the first media item played by the media device based on the expected-emotions-tagging metadata;
compute a reaction delay for an emotional response of the audience captured by the plurality of different types of sensors for a scene of the first media item with respect to a position of the marker that spans in a time slot of the set of time slots,
wherein the time slot corresponds to the scene in the first media item; and
calibrate the position of the marker to associate a set of frames of the scene with the emotional response, based on at least the computed reaction delay.

US Pat. No. 10,511,884

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLAYING MULTIMEDIA AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATIONS

Warner Media, LLC, New Y...

1. An apparatus for processing a multimedia program composed of a compressed signal, the multimedia program including a compressed audio program component and a compressed video program component, said audio program component including an audio track for the video program component, said audio program component and video program component being configured to be played synchronously and simultaneously by a multimedia player as said multimedia program, said apparatus comprising:an input port receiving a single input signal consisting of said compressed signal;
a signal processor coupled to said input port and being configured to perform all the signal processing of said compressed signal, said signal processor being adapted to selectively extract said audio program component from said compressed signal without extracting and uncompressing said video program component from said compressed signal, wherein said audio program component includes a multichannel audio signal;
an audio output stage including a folder circuit adapted to fold said multichannel audio signal into a stereo channel audio signal; and
an output port for outputting said stereo channel audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,881

COMMUNICATION EXCHANGE SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY COMMUNICATING INSTRUCTIONS

1. A system for remotely communicating instructions, the system comprising:a server communicatively coupled to a first user device, a second user device, and an instructor device, the server, the first user device, and the instructor device individually comprising a memory and a processor, the server configured to:
receive location information from the first user device, the location information characterizing a location of the first user device, wherein the location information defines visual content captured by the first user device;
transmit at least a portion of the location information to the instructor device, the instructor device configured to present the visual content within an instructor interface based on the received location information and receive input from an instructor through the instructor interface, the input defining an instruction associated with the visual content;
receive instruction information defining the instruction associated with the visual content from the instructor device;
transmit at least a portion of the instruction information to the first user device, the first user device configured to present the instruction overlaid on top of the visual content within a first learner interface based on the received instruction information; and
transmit companion instruction information to the second user device, the companion instruction information defining the instruction, the second user device configured to present the instruction within a second learner interface based on the received companion instruction information;
wherein the first user device and the second user device are configured to present different perspectives of the same instruction based on different orientations of the first user device and the second user device with respect to a target at the location such that the first user device is configured to present a first perspective of the instruction based on a first orientation of the first user device with respect to the target at the location and the second user device is configured to present a second perspective of the instruction based on a second orientation of the second user device with respect to the target at the location, the first perspective being different from the second perspective and the first orientation being different from the second orientation; and
wherein the instruction information comprises a plurality of directions, each direction defining how to use an item to perform the instruction, and wherein one or more of a size, a shape, or a color of a direction of the plurality of directions indicates one or more characteristics of the respective direction, including one or more of a pressure to apply, a speed with which to move the item, a depth with which the item is to be pushed on or into a surface of the target, a time to contact the item to the surface of the target, a period of time to perform the direction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,859

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE COMPRESSION WITHOUT RESIDUE SIGNALING

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of image decoding for an image to be performed at a decoder, the method comprising:receiving a bitstream comprising current compressed bits associated with a current coding unit in a current slice or a current image;
determining whether a current coding mode associated with the current coding unit is a regular prediction mode or a corresponding no-residue prediction mode, wherein the regular prediction mode and the corresponding no-residue prediction mode use a same prediction process that uses prediction information;
if the current coding mode is equal to the corresponding no-residue prediction mode, parsing prediction information from the current compressed bits and reconstructing the current coding unit according to said same prediction process using the prediction information and first prediction residues that are predetermined for the corresponding no-residue prediction mode;
if the current coding mode is equal to the regular prediction mode, parsing the prediction information and second prediction residues from the current compressed bits and reconstructing the current coding unit according to said same prediction process using the prediction information and the second prediction residues; and
providing reconstructed current coding unit as output.

US Pat. No. 10,511,858

BIT PACKING FOR DELTA COLOR COMPRESSION

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method comprising:determining delta values for a plurality of pixels in a block, wherein each delta value represents a difference between a color of one of the plurality of pixels and a reference color of a reference pixel selected from the plurality of pixels;
subdividing the plurality of pixels into a plurality of groups, wherein different minimum numbers of bits are used to represent the delta values in the plurality of groups;
generating a compressed bitstream representative of the delta values, wherein the compressed bitstream includes:
bits representative of a block header that indicates a range of the minimum numbers of bits that are used to represent the delta values in the plurality of groups;
a plurality of group headers, each group header indicating a group minimum number of bits that is used to represent the delta values in a corresponding one of the plurality of groups; and
the delta values encoded using the group minimum number of bits for the group that includes the delta values; and
transmitting the compressed bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,511,855

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTIVE DECODING WITH OPTIMUM MOTION VECTOR

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A method for predictively decoding a motion vector used in motion compensated prediction to restore a video sequence consisting of a temporal sequence of a plurality of frame pictures, comprising:a step of determining a first motion vector predictor candidate that satisfies a predetermined criterion used in determination of motion vector predictor candidates, from motion vectors of partitions belonging to a left-neighboring region located on the left side of a target partition in a frame picture of a decoding target;
a step of determining a second motion vector predictor candidate satisfying a predetermined criterion used in determination of motion vector predictor candidates, from motion vectors of partitions belonging to an above-neighboring region located above the target partition;
a step of decoding coded data and restoring motion vector predictor indication information that specifies an optimum motion vector predictor of the target partition; and
a step of selecting the optimum motion vector predictor specified by the motion vector predictor indication information, from motion vector predictor candidates including at least the first motion vector predictor candidate and the second motion vector predictor candidate;
wherein the step of determining a second motion vector predictor candidate determines a motion vector that satisfies the predetermined criterion used in determination of motion vector predictor candidates as a second motion vector predictor candidate, from motion vectors of partitions, by scanning the partitions belonging to the above-neighboring region, from a right direction to a left direction, andthe partitions scanned from the right direction to the left direction include one or more thinned partitions.

US Pat. No. 10,511,854

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUILDING MOTION VECTOR LIST FOR MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method by a coder for building a motion vector list for motion vector prediction, wherein a current coding unit is partitioned into a first prediction block and a second prediction block, on left and right sides, and the current prediction block is the second prediction block on the right side, and the spatial neighboring blocks of the current prediction block comprise: a spatial neighboring block located at a bottom-left side of the current prediction block, a spatial neighboring block located at a left side of the current prediction block, a spatial neighboring block at a top-right side of the current prediction block, a spatial neighboring block at a top side of the current prediction block, and a spatial neighboring block at a top-left side of the current prediction block, wherein the spatial neighboring block is located inside the current coding unit and the method comprising:a. adding a motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available;
b. adding the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available and the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block is different from the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block;
c. adding a motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available;
d. adding the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block to the motion vector list when the spatial neighboring block is available and the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block is different from the motion vector of the spatial neighboring block;
e. adding a TMVP to the motion vector list when the TMVP is available; and
wherein the current prediction block is predicated using the motion vector list.

US Pat. No. 10,511,817

PROJECTION DEVICE, AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A projection device, comprising a device for controlling the projection device, a projection module, a movement member, and a projection position adjustment mechanism, wherein the projection module, the movement member, and the projection position adjustment mechanism are electrically connected to the device for controlling the projection device, whereinthe device for controlling the projection device comprises a processor and a memory storing therein a computer program,
the processor is configured to execute the computer program, so as to: receive a projection instruction, and extract projection information contained in the projection instruction, the projection information comprising destination position information and target projection position information; move the projection device to a destination position in accordance with the destination position information and a predetermined map; and adjust a projection height and/or a projection angle in accordance with the target projection position information, so as to adjust a projection position of the projection device to a target projection position, and
the movement member is connected to the projection module through the projection position adjustment mechanism, so as to move the projection module to the destination position through the movement member and adjust the projection position of the projection module to the target projection position through the projection position adjustment mechanism, wherein the projection position adjustment mechanism is provided with an installation platform onto which an installation groove is sleeved;
a positioning member and a power supply member are arranged at a bottom of the installation groove, and a plurality of elastic members is arranged at an inner wall of the installation groove;
the projection module is provided with a positioning hole corresponding to the positioning member, a connection member electrically connected to the power supply member, and a boss corresponding to the installation groove; and
slots corresponding to the elastic members are arranged at an outer wall of the boss.

US Pat. No. 10,511,806

MITIGATING EFFECTS OF DISTRACTING SOUNDS IN AN AUDIO TRANSMISSION OF A CONVERSATION BETWEEN PARTICIPANTS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for an audio transmission, the method comprising:detecting, by a computer system, sounds in the audio transmission, where the audio transmission is for participants in a current conversation and the current conversation includes spoken word sounds of the participants and sounds other than spoken words;
determining, by the computer system, that a certain sound of the sounds in the audio transmission is transmitted from where one of the participants is located;
determining that the certain sound is a sound other than spoken words by finding a matching sound in a library of stored sounds, wherein the matching sound is a sound from a certain recognizable type of sound source other than spoken words;
determining, by the computer system, that the certain sound indicates a distraction in response to the determining that the matching sound is from the certain recognizable type of sound source other than spoken words;
determining a distraction significance level for the matching sound by the computer system based on a loudness level of the certain sound of the sounds in the audio transmission and based on a stored value for the certain recognizable sound source other than spoken words, wherein the determining the distraction significance level includes adjusting the stored value based on meaningfulness of the certain recognizable sound source to the participants in the current conversation; and
generating a predetermined action to mitigate the distraction by the computer system in response to the distraction significance level exceeding a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,511,788

VIDEO SWITCHING APPARATUS, VIDEO SWITCHING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

6. A method comprising:receiving, by circuitry, a plurality of video data from a plurality of apparatuses and a request of new video data to be received;
controlling, by the circuitry, reception of the plurality of video data;
controlling, by the circuitry, a display to display candidate video data to be stopped;
when transmission bandwidth is not enough to receive the video data and the requested new video data, the controlling controls the display to display the candidate video data in order to select video data for which reception is to be stopped;
stopping, by the circuitry, reception of selected video data and starting receiving the requested new video data; and
selecting, by the circuitry, until a total of usage bands of candidates of video data for which reception is to be stopped and a presently empty band become a usage band of the new video data or higher, the candidates in an order of lowest priority degree from among video data being received, a priority degree being dynamically set for the video data being received, based on a transmission stop time, and afterwards, selecting video data to be excluded from the candidates for which reception is to be stopped.

US Pat. No. 10,511,787

LIGHT-FIELD CAMERA

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A light-field camera for capturing multiple views of a scene, the multiple views representing samples of a light-field, the light-field camera comprising:a primary camera configured for capturing a primary digital two-dimensional image of the scene;
a two-dimensional camera array comprising a plurality of secondary cameras, wherein each of the secondary cameras is configured for capturing a secondary digital two-dimensional image of the scene in order to produce at least one set of secondary digital two-dimensional images of the scene;
a semitransparent mirror arranged in such way that an incident light beam originating from the scene is split up in a first partial light beam, which is directed to the primary camera, and a second partial light beam, which is directed to the camera array; and
a circuitry or processor configured for:
receiving the primary digital two-dimensional image and the at least one set of secondary digital two-dimensional images and configured for computing depth information for the primary digital two-dimensional image or a digital two-dimensional image corresponding to the primary digital two-dimensional image based on the set of secondary digital two-dimensional images;
simultaneously rectifying of the secondary digital two-dimensional images of the set of secondary digital two-dimensional images and the primary digital two-dimensional image by using feature points or checkerboards in order to produce a set of rectified secondary digital two-dimensional images and a rectified primary digital two-dimensional image; and
warping the rectified primary digital two-dimensional image to a warped rectified primary digital two-dimensional image corresponding to a virtual camera position of the primary camera by using the depth information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,785

TEMPORALLY ALIGNED EXPOSURE BRACKETING FOR HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING

1. An optical imaging system comprising:a light aperture to receive incoming light from an external image;
a color-neutral separation prism having at least three full color light channels generated by one or more color-neutral internal partially-reflective boundaries, each of the internal partially-reflective boundaries adapted to reflect a respective selected fraction of the incoming light, the selected fractions of light corresponding to a desired range of exposure values, the prism oriented to receive the incoming light along a first axis and pass a first fraction of the incoming light out a first light channel aligned with the first axis;
a plurality of image capturing devices corresponding o the at least three light channels, each of the image capturing devices positioned to receive the selected fraction of the incoming light from its corresponding light channel, including a first image capturing device corresponding to the first light channel and first fraction of incoming light;
wherein the ISO sensitivity of each image capturing device is selected in combination with the respective light fraction to achieve the respective exposure value range, including at least a standard exposure value corresponding to the first light channel and first image capturing device, a second exposure value greater than the standard exposure value and corresponding to a second light channel and second image capturing device, and a third exposure value lesser than the standard exposure value and corresponding to a third light channel and third image capturing device, thereby creating at least three temporally aligned bracketed exposures of an image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,784

IMAGING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND EXTERNAL DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An imaging apparatus having a main body on which an external device can be mounted comprising:a detector configured to detect shake of the main body; and
a controller configured to control an exposure time of an imaging unit based on a detection signal generated by the detector and drive frequency information of the external device mounted on the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,511,783

ILLUMINATION SENSING SYSTEM AND SURVEILLANCE CAMERA EMPLOYING THE SAME

HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.,...

1. An Illumination sensing system comprising:an illumination sensor configured to sense input light;
a circuit board comprising a mount zone in which the illumination sensor is placed and one or more additional components mounted on the circuit board outside of the mount zone; and
at least one line provided on the circuit board and connected to the illumination sensor,
wherein the mount zone comprises a mount portion, on which the illumination sensor is placed, and a surrounding portion located adjacent to the mount portion,
wherein at least one penetration hole through which air passes is formed in the surrounding portion of the circuit board,
wherein the surrounding portion comprises a surrounding pattern which has a wave shape defined by and adjacent to the at least one penetration hole so that the mount zone is not provided with a straight heat transfer path to an end of the mount zone, and
wherein the line is patterned to have a wave shape according to the wave shape of the surrounding pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,511,778

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PUSH INTERACTION

AIC Innovations Group, In...

9. A system for determining proper positioning of an object relative to a camera, comprising:a webcam for capturing one or more images;
a display arranged to present an indication of a desired location for placement of the object relative to a field of view of the camera; and
a processor arranged to process the one or more captured images, the processor operable to present on the display an indication of a desired location for placement of the object relative to the field of view of the camera, provide an instruction guiding in the field of view of the camera placement of the object relative to the indication of desired location for placement of the object, determine a movement of the object towards the camera when it appears that the object is moving angularly away from the camera but its size is not changing materially, and determine a position of the object in the field of view of the camera relative to the desired location for placement of the object based on at least the determined movement of the object towards the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,511,777

PERSONAL CARE DEVICE WITH CAMERA

1. A personal care system comprising:a handheld treatment device;
a treatment head disposed on the treatment device and configured to apply a treatment to a skin of a user;
a fixed camera disposed on the treatment device, the fixed camera disposed on a surface of the handheld treatment device that faces away from the treatment head; and
an application programming interface (API) that allows the user to capture one or more images of the skin then use said one or more images to recommend or adjust the use of a skin care device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,773

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL VIDEO STABILIZATION VIA CONSTRAINT-BASED ROTATION SMOOTHING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:acquiring, by a computing system, video data comprising a set of image frames captured by a recording device;
acquiring, by the computing system, gyroscope trace data associated with the video data; and
estimating, by the computing system, one or more video capture characteristics of the recording device based on the video data and the gyroscope trace data, wherein
the one or more video capture characteristics of the recording device include at least one of: a focal length, a rolling shutter duration, a gyroscope delay, or a gyroscope drift of the recording device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,768

PREVIEW IMAGE ACQUISITION USER INTERFACE FOR LINEAR PANORAMIC IMAGE STITCHING

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a first image of a first portion of an object of interest from a client device for serving as a reference image;
for each of a plurality of preview images of other portions of the object of interest:
comparing dynamically the reference image with a preview image to determine whether an overlap between the reference image and the preview image satisfies a predetermined overlap threshold;
responsive to the overlap between the reference image and the preview image satisfying the predetermined overlap threshold, setting the preview image as the reference image; and
stitching the plurality of reference images together into a single linear panoramic image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,751

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A photoelectric conversion apparatus comprising:a substrate;
a first electrode disposed on the substrate;
a plurality of pixel electrodes each disposed between the first electrode and a surface of the substrate, including a first pixel electrode, a second pixel electrode, and a third pixel electrode;
a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the first electrode and the plurality of pixel electrodes; and
a member including a first portion disposed between the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode in a plan view, and a second portion disposed between the second pixel electrode and the third pixel electrode in the plan view, wherein
in a cross section, vertical to the surface of the substrate, of the photoelectric conversion layer, a first distance between the first portion of the member and the second portion of the member at a first level is larger than a second distance between the first portion of the member and the second portion of the member at a second level which is closer to the substrate than the first level is, and
in the cross section, a width of the second pixel electrode is smaller than a maximum distance between the first portion of the member and the second portion of the member.

US Pat. No. 10,511,748

ELECTROSTATIC LENS CLEANING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An automotive camera with automatic lens cleaning, the automotive camera comprising:a camera housing;
a lens bezel coupled to the camera housing;
a camera lens having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the camera lens coupled to the lens bezel;
a conductive path; and
a conductive accumulator having a pointed end and a base electrically connected to the conductive path, the conductive accumulator configured to
receive an electric charge from the conductive path,
concentrate the electric charge at the pointed end, and
attract water particles to the pointed end based on an amount of the electric charge concentrated at the pointed end.

US Pat. No. 10,511,737

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND STORAGE MEDIUM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An electronic device comprising:memory storing computer-readable instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions such that the one or more processors are configured to,
send, to a first destination that is designated by first address information stored in the memory, a request to download second address information,
download data including the second address information,
send, to a second destination that is designated by the second address information, a request to download setting information,
download the setting information, and
set settings of the electronic device according to the downloaded setting information,
wherein the first destination is a first server and the second destination is a second server different from the first server.

US Pat. No. 10,511,723

METHODS OF SHARING DATA USAGE AT A PLURALITY OF NETWORK DEVICES

PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIM...

1. A method of sending notifications according to data usage of a group of SIM cards at a device, comprising:a. determining a first threshold;
b. determining a total data usage; wherein the total data usage is based on data usage information of each SIM card of the group of SIM cards; and
c. sending, when the total data usage is larger than the first threshold, one or more notifications;
wherein each SIM card in the group of SIM cards is either housed in the device or housed in a respective modem connected to the device;
and
wherein the first threshold is retrieved from a remote server.

US Pat. No. 10,511,712

CALLER IDENTIFICATION IN A SECURE ENVIRONMENT USING VOICE BIOMETRICS

1. A method for passive enrollment and identification of a speaker from a plurality of speakers in a subsequent telephone call to a called telephone number, comprising:a passive enrollment process including:
downloading a plurality of recorded telephone calls to previously called telephone numbers, wherein the recorded telephone calls have no speaker authentication prompting;
separating speakers in each recorded telephone call;
trimming a beginning and end of each recorded telephone call to remove telephone system prompts; and
processing the trimmed calls to create a text independent biometric voice print for each speaker in the recorded telephone calls and entering the text independent biometric voice prints into a biometric voice print database with a speaker identity;
the method further comprising an authentication process including:
separating speakers in the subsequent telephone call;
creating a biometric voice print for each speaker in the subsequent telephone call during and without interrupting the subsequent telephone call;
authenticating each speaker in the subsequent telephone call by comparing the biometric voice print for each speaker in the subsequent telephone call against entries in the biometric voice print database;
and
continuously creating a biometric voice print for each speaker during and without interrupting the subsequent telephone call and comparing the continuously created biometric voice print for each speaker against entries in the biometric voice print database during the subsequent telephone call to detect whether another party has been added to the subsequent telephone call or one of the previously authenticated speakers has been replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,511,690

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING EXPERIENCE DEGRADATION EVENTS IN MICROSERVICE-BASED APPLICATIONS

INTUIT, INC., Mountain V...

1. A method of predicting experience degradation events in a microservice-based application comprising a plurality of microservices, the method comprising:obtaining historical event log data associated with a plurality of nodes forming a plurality of directed acyclic graph (DAG) paths, wherein each respective DAG path of the plurality of DAG paths provides a respective online service;
deriving a plurality of quality of service metrics for each node of the plurality of nodes from the historical event log data, wherein the plurality of DAG paths are weighted based on at least a subset of the plurality of quality of service metrics for each node of the plurality of nodes;
clustering the plurality of quality of service metrics with a clustering algorithm to create a plurality of quality of service metrics clusters;
determining value ranges of each quality of service metric cluster of the plurality of quality of service metrics clusters for multiple levels of quality of experience and labeling each of the plurality of quality of service metrics as one of the multiple levels of quality of experience according to the value ranges of each quality of service metric cluster to produce labeled quality of service metrics;
training a support vector machine model to construct a hyperplane to classify the labeled quality of service metrics into two or more classes; and
predicting at least one experience degradation event being expected to occur during operation of the microservice-based application, using the support vector machine model, by:
receiving incoming event log data of the nodes forming the plurality of DAG paths;
deriving an incoming quality of service metrics dataset for each node from the incoming event log data;
labeling the incoming quality of service metrics dataset with one of multiple levels of quality of experience to produce a labeled incoming quality of service metrics dataset; and
providing the labeled incoming quality of service metrics dataset to the support vector machine model.

US Pat. No. 10,511,681

ESTABLISHING AND UTILIZING BEHAVIORAL DATA THRESHOLDS FOR DEEP LEARNING AND OTHER MODELS TO IDENTIFY USERS ACROSS DIGITAL SPACE

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

15. A system for generating and utilizing event-number-specific classification models to identify client devices corresponding to individual users comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to:
utilize an event number threshold to identify a set of minimum prior event users, wherein each minimum prior event user within the set of minimum prior event users satisfies the event number threshold;
generate, based on the identified set of minimum prior event users, a user classification model trained to identify target users;
in response to detecting an event associated with a client device of a target user, utilize the user classification model to determine a first probability that the target user corresponds to a first minimum prior event user from the set of minimum prior event users and a second probability that the target user corresponds to a second minimum prior event user from the set of minimum prior event users; and
determine that the target user corresponds to the first minimum prior event user by comparing the first probability and the second probability.

US Pat. No. 10,511,668

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN VEHICLE NETWORK AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An operation method of a first communication node in an Ethernet-based vehicle network, comprising:generating a data message including data when there is data to be transmitted to a second communication node belonging to the Ethernet-based vehicle network;
transmitting the data message to the second communication node; and
receiving an acknowledge message indicating a result of a reception of the data message,
wherein the data message further comprises a first indicator indicating a purpose of the data message and a type of data which is included in a payload of the data message, a second indicator indicating an encoding scheme applied to the data, a third indicator indicating a resolution of the data which are image data, and a fourth indicator requesting transmission of the acknowledge message.

US Pat. No. 10,511,658

COMPUTING RESOURCE TRANSITION NOTIFICATION AND PENDING STATE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system for managing a virtual machine comprising:at least one processor;
at least one memory having stored therein computer instructions that, upon execution by the at least one processor, at least cause the computing system to perform operations comprising:
determining that the virtual machine is scheduled to undergo a transition, wherein the transition comprises launching of the virtual machine;
placing the virtual machine in a pending state, wherein the transition does not continue until the virtual machine is removed from the pending state, wherein the virtual machine is kept in the pending state while an installation of software is performed on the virtual machine;
notifying a user that the transition is scheduled;
receiving, after completion of the installation of the software, one or more inputs from the user to continue with the transition; and
in response to the one or more inputs received from the user, allowing the virtual machine to continue with the transition, wherein the one or more inputs are received prior to expiration of a time period that, when exceeded, results in performance of a default action.

US Pat. No. 10,511,644

JOINING EXECUTABLE COMPONENT TO ONLINE CONFERENCE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing system comprising:a one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media having stored thereon computer-executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to generate a user interface, the user interface comprising at least:
a first user interface portion that displays a separate visualization for each of a plurality of participants in an online conversation; and
a second user interface portion that is visually separated from the first user interface portion, and that concurrently includes separate visualizations for each of one or more individuals and each of one or more executable components that can each be added to the online conversation as participants,
the computer-executable instructions also being executable by the one or more processors to add participants into the online conversation, including:
adding a particular executable component to the online conversation as a participant; and
based at least on adding the particular executable component, causing an action, which is defined by executable code of the particular executable component, to be performed within the online conversation.

US Pat. No. 10,511,635

INFERENTIAL ANALYSIS USING FEEDBACK FOR EXTRACTING AND COMBINING CYBER RISK INFORMATION

Guidewire Software, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:assessing risk of a cyber security failure in a computer network of an entity, using a computer agent configured to collect information from at least one accessible Internet elements, wherein the collection of information occurs periodically or continually over time, wherein the assessing of risk comprises:
determining circumstantial or indirect information that is indicative of the entity based at least in part on the collected information;
confirming or inferring that the entity is referenced in the circumstantial or indirect information that is indicative of the entity being referenced in the circumstantial or indirect information; and
increasing or decreasing the assessed risk if the circumstantial or indirect information indicative of the entity is respectively negative or positive;
automatically determining, based at least in part on the assessed risk, a change or a setting to at least one element of policy criteria of a cyber security policy;
automatically recommending, based at least in part on the assessed risk, computer network changes to reduce the assessed risk;
periodically re-assessing the risk of a cyber security failure in the computer network of the entity, wherein the periodical re-assessing of the risk results in: an update to the change or setting to the at least one element of policy criteria of the cyber security policy, an update to the computer network changes, or both; and
predicting an action of the entity based at least in part on the periodic re-assessing.

US Pat. No. 10,511,615

NON-PROTOCOL SPECIFIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING SUSPECT IP ADDRESSES AS SOURCES OF NON-TARGETED ATTACKS ON CLOUD BASED MACHINES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system for detecting a non-targeted attack by a first machine on a second machine, wherein the second machine is implemented in a server computer of a service provider, the system comprising:a processor;
a memory; and
an application stored in the memory and including instructions, which are executable by the processor and that are configured to
extract network data corresponding to traffic flow between the first machine and the second machine, wherein the second machine is implemented in a cloud-based network,
identify a first suspect external Internet protocol address based on the network data,
calculate a plurality of features for the first suspect external Internet protocol address, wherein the plurality of features include exploration type features and exploitation type features,
train a classifier based on predetermined examples and the plurality of features to generate and update a model,
classify the first suspect external Internet protocol address based on the model and at least some of the plurality of features, and
perform a countermeasure if a classification provided from classifying the first suspect external Internet protocol address indicates that the first suspect external Internet protocol address is associated with a malicious attack on the second machine.

US Pat. No. 10,511,611

CONDITIONAL CONTENT ACCESS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:in response to a request of a user device to access first content, sending a challenge, relating to digital video included in second content, the challenge at least indicative of positions that include a plurality of frames of the digital video;
receiving a response to the challenge, the response comprising one of an identity of the challenge, a copy of the challenge, or indications of the positions of the challenge and an identity of the second content and at least indicative of values of pixels obtained as a result of the digital video being played, wherein the values of the pixels are associated with at least one of color and brightness at a plurality of positions of the digital video being played;
attempting to validate the response, including determining values of pixels in the digital video associated with positions indicated by the challenge, as determined from one of the identity of the challenge, the copy of the challenge, or the indications of the positions of the challenge and the identity of the second content included in the response, and comparing the values indicated by the response, or a function thereof, to the determined values, or a function thereof, wherein the attempting to validate the response will not be successful if the values indicated by the response are not obtained as a result of the digital video being played;
determining that the attempting to validate the response is successful in response to determining that the values indicated by the response or the function thereof, and the determined values or the function thereof, are different and match each other for more than a predetermined threshold percentage; and
performing at least one action relating to access to the first content to reduce use of network resources, in response to determining that the attempting to validate the response was successful.

US Pat. No. 10,511,608

AGGREGATE SERVICE WITH FILE SHARING

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:sending, from a device, input from a user requesting access to data retrievable by an aggregate service device, wherein the aggregate service device comprises a single application having a user interface accessible by the user, the aggregate service device connecting to a plurality of data storage devices of the user, wherein the plurality of data storage devices are previously associated with the user;
sending, from the device, input from the user selecting, from the aggregate service device, a selection of data to be shared with another application; and
sending, in response to sending the input and to the aggregate service device, a distribution command;
wherein the distribution command comprises a pointer indicating the selection of data, information indicating to the aggregate service device how to distribute the pointer and the another application to distribute the pointer to, and identification of an application to use for accessing the selection of data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,596

MUTUAL AUTHENTICATION

KELISEC AB, Bromma (SE)

1. A system for authenticating, comprising:a first computing device, a second computing device and a server;
wherein the first computing device is configured to perform:
generating a first authentication token (AT), the first authentication token (AT) being a data structure to be used for authenticating the first computing device to the second computing device, and sending the first authentication token (AT) to the server;
wherein the server is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the first authentication token (AT), and
generating a second authentication token for the first computing device and sending the second authentication token (AT) to the first computing device;
wherein the first computing device is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the second authentication token (AT), thereby performing a mutual authentication of the first computing device and the server;
wherein the server is further configured to perform:
generating a third authentication token (AT) for the second computing device and sending the third authentication token to the first computing device;
wherein the first computing device is further configured to perform:
receiving the third authentication token (AT) and sending it to the second computing device;
wherein the second computing device is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the third authentication token (AT) thereby performing an authentication of the server and the first computing device;
wherein the second computing device is configured to further authenticate the server by:
generating a fourth authentication token (AT), and
sending the fourth authentication token to the server;
wherein the server is further configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the fourth authentication token (AT), and
generating a fifth authentication token for the second computing device; and sending the fifth authentication token (AT) to the second computing device; and
wherein the second computing device is configured to perform:
receiving and authenticating the fifth authentication token (AT), thereby performing a mutual authentication of the second computing device and the server.

US Pat. No. 10,511,536

TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING NETWORK TRAFFIC

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of handling network traffic, implemented by a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) network node, the method comprising:receiving policy data, from a remote database, for a specific service and a particular user;
generating, based on the policy data, packet inspection control data that maps the specific service to an identifier;
sending the packet inspection control data to a Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) node to control the DPI node to mark downlink data packets pertaining to the specific service with the identifier;
receiving DPI data, from the DPI node, indicating that the DPI node received the downlink data packets pertaining to the specific service;
determining, on the basis of the DPI data and the policy data, a downlink packet filter configured to filter downlink data traffic based on the identifier;
signaling a node receiving the downlink data packets to use the determined downlink packet filter to filter downlink data traffic based on the identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,511,527

ENHANCED INFRASTRUCTURE ROUTING WITH PREFIXED NETWORK ADDRESSING IN CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORKS

Fastly, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method of operating a content network, the method comprising:announcing, to a backhaul network, a first prefixed network address that routes to a site within the content delivery network;
announcing, to the backhaul network, a second prefixed network address that also routes to the site within the content delivery network; and
separate from announcing the first prefixed network address and the second prefixed network address to the backhaul network, announcing a set of prefixed network addresses to the backhaul network;
wherein the set of prefixed network addresses includes the first prefixed network address, the second prefixed network address, and a third prefixed network address;
wherein the third prefixed network address is identified in the set of prefixed network addresses with a less-specific prefix than a prefix of both the first prefixed network address and the second prefixed network address.

US Pat. No. 10,511,525

CONVEYING DEVICE-DEPENDENT CONTEXT IN A NETWORK ADDRESS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of forwarding uplink user plane packets from a user equipment (UE), the method comprising, at a network node:receiving an uplink user plane packet from the UE;
determining an access network (AN) context information associated with the UE, the AN context information governing downlink transmissions between the AN and the UE, the AN context information including one or more downlink transmission parameters and at least one of a downlink transmission schedule, and a downlink Quality of Service (QoS) requirement;
modifying the uplink user plane packet by inserting information associated with the AN context information into at least a portion of a source address field associated with the uplink user plane packet, the information associated with the AN context information comprising one of the RAN context information associated with the UE and an index value corresponding to the AN context information associated with the UE; and
transmitting the modified uplink user plane packet towards a destination.

US Pat. No. 10,511,504

CELL-SPECIFIC REFERENCE SIGNAL INTERFERENCE AVERAGING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), an indication of whether averaging should be applied for channel state information (CSI) reporting, wherein the indication comprises:
an indication that averaging should not be applied for the CSI reporting when the BS is aware of traffic patterns of neighboring BSs, and
an indication that averaging should be applied for the CSI reporting when the BS is not aware of the traffic patterns of neighboring BSs;
measuring reference signals received in one or more subframes;
generating a CSI report based on the measurements and the indication of whether averaging should be applied; and
sending the CSI report.

US Pat. No. 10,511,497

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF NETWORK DEVICE DATA

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method of managing management data communicated between a managed node and a network management system via a network management protocol, the method comprising:receiving, on the network management system, an event notification from an agent associated with the managed node, wherein the agent is remote from the network management system;
determining, on the network management system, the event notification triggers a change in how the management data is managed on the managed node, wherein the management data is generated on the managed node; and responsive to said determining:
determining a command, by the network management system, to be sent to the managed node via the network management protocol that represents the change in how the management data is managed on the managed node, and
sending the command from the network management system to the agent associated with the managed node, wherein the agent changes configuration of the managed node to implement the change in how the management data is managed on the managed node by translating the command into one or more native commands for the managed node and applying the one or more native commands to the managed node.

US Pat. No. 10,511,496

METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INTERCEPTION, QUARANTINE AND MODERATION OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS OF UNCONTROLLED SYSTEMS

PROOFPOINT, INC., Sunnyv...

1. A method for monitoring network traffic on a computer network, comprising:monitoring computer network traffic between a user device associated with a user in a computing environment and an uncontrolled application associated with a site operating on the Internet, wherein the network traffic includes a communication generated by code running on the user device and the communication contains a message, the monitoring performed by a monitoring system comprising at least one processor, at least one non-transitory computer readable medium, and stored instructions translatable by the at least one processor;
determining, based at least on a type of the message, whether the communication is subject to interception, the determining comprising determining whether the type of the message is associated with a universal resource locator (URL) address that designates an uncontrolled system and determining whether the URL address that designates the uncontrolled system is identified as a destination of the communication;
stopping the communication when the communication is determined by the monitoring system as being subject to interception and not stopping the communication when the communication is determined by the monitoring system as being not subject to interception;
sending the communication to a moderation system, the moderation system comprising at least at least one processor, at least one non-transitory computer readable medium, and stored instructions translatable by the at least one processor, the moderation system residing outside of the computing environment and having no control over the uncontrolled application or the site operating on the Internet;
wherein the moderation system,
determines whether the communication is approved for submission to the site operating on the Internet;
reconstructing the communication if the communication is approved by the moderation system for submission; and
submitting the communication that has been reconstructed subsequent to approval of the communication by the moderation system.

US Pat. No. 10,511,482

DYNAMIC ACTIVATION OF WEB APPLICATIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

16. A system comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors coupled to the memory, the one or more processors configured to:
defer configuration of each of a plurality of web applications on the system until a request for the respective web application is received at the system;
obtain configuration information regarding a specified web application of the plurality of web applications from a source that is external to the system, the configuration information specifying how the specified web application is to be configured; and
in response to receipt of a request for the specified web application at an application-agnostic worker process that runs on at least one of the one or more processors, perform the following operations:
configure the specified web application on the system based on the configuration information;
provide the request for the specified web application to the specified web application via the application-agnostic worker process; and
establish a network binding for the specified web application that causes subsequent requests for the specified web application to be routed to the specified web application without first being routed to the application-agnostic worker process.

US Pat. No. 10,511,476

ABSTRACTING WIRELESS DEVICE TO VIRTUAL ETHERNET INTERFACE

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A computer-implemented method for abstracting a wireless interface protocol to an Ethernet protocol in a controller, the method comprising:detecting, with a wireless network interface of the controller, access by a wireless device using the wireless interface protocol, the wireless device identified by a wireless device identification (ID);
creating a virtual Ethernet interface for the wireless device within an operating system kernel of the controller, the virtual Ethernet interface having an Ethernet interface ID and being coupled via a shared memory to an application plugin within an application layer of the controller;
associating the wireless device ID with the Ethernet interface ID in a table in memory of the controller;
receiving, by the wireless network interface of the controller, a payload from the wireless device over the wireless interface protocol; and
transmitting, by the wireless network interface of the controller, the payload to the virtual Ethernet interface using the Ethernet protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,511,475

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA MOBILITY WITH A CLOUD ARCHITECTURE

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A system for providing data mobility comprising:at least one processor; and
memory, operatively connected to the at least one processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the system to:
receive, from a client, user instructions identifying a data subset of data and how the data subset of the data is to be redistributed within a network when the data subset is subsequently requested to be accessed on the network;
configure one or more resources for accessing the data subset of the data, the data stored in a first database at a first location within the network, the one or more resources comprising a second database for storing the data subset;
determine a second location within the network to position the data subset and the one or more resources based on one or more metrics and the user instructions; and
provide, in response to a request to access the data subset, access to the data subset by:
storing the data subset within the second database; and
positioning the second database at the second location within the network.

US Pat. No. 10,511,470

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION SIGNAL GENERATION METHOD, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND DEMODULATION METHOD

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A transmission device comprising:processing circuitry configured to
generate data symbols;
generate a sequence of static symbols;
generate a block signal based on the data symbols and the sequence of the static symbols, the block signal having the static symbols arranged in a leading part and a trailing part of the block signal, and having the data symbols arranged in a remaining central part of the block signal;
transform the block signal to a frequency-domain signal;
remove a predetermined number of signals in parts of both ends from the block signal after having been transformed to the frequency-domain signal;
perform interpolation processing on the block signal after the predetermined number of signals in parts of both ends have been removed;
transform the block signal after having undergone the interpolation processing to a time-domain signal; and
transmit the block signal, after having been transformed to the time-domain signal, to a counterpart device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,468

ITERATIVE FREQUENCY OFFSET ESTIMATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:radio frequency (“RF”) circuitry to down-convert a signal from a base station to generate in-phase and quadrature (“IQ”) components, wherein the signal includes a plurality of repeated extended coverage-synchronization channel (“EC-SCH”) bursts; and
a frequency offset estimator operatively coupled to the RF circuitry, the frequency offset estimator to estimate a frequency offset based on the IQ components and an iterative calculation of phase differences between different sets of bursts of the plurality of repeated EC-SCH bursts.

US Pat. No. 10,511,467

OSCILLATOR WITH PULSE-EDGE TUNING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An oscillator circuit, comprisingan oscillator to generate a pulse signal, each pulse having a rising edge and a falling edge;
pulse-edge tuning circuitry coupled to receive the pulse signal and provide a pulse signal to an output terminal, the output terminal coupleable to a load having a load capacitance, the pulse-edge tuning circuitry including
a high-side current source controllable to provide a variable resistance, to control the rising edge of the pulse signal, including for charging the load capacitance; and
a low-side current source controllable to provide a variable resistance, to control the falling edge of the pulse signal, including for discharging the load capacitance;
a high-side DAC (digital to analog converter) to provide a control signal to the high-side current source based on a first input digital tuning signal; and
a low-side DAC to provide a control signal to the low-side current source based on a second input digital tuning signal;
the pulse-edge tuning circuitry generate the pulse signal based on the first and second input digital tuning signals.

US Pat. No. 10,511,465

TRANSMITTER, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEIVER, AND RECEPTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A transmitter, comprising:circuitry configured to:
transmit a given signal to a receiver in a detection mode of the transmitter, wherein
the given signal is transmitted to the receiver via a first waveguide and a second waveguide, and
the first waveguide is on a side of the transmitter and the second waveguide is on a side of the receiver;
detect, in the detection mode, a contact between the first waveguide and the second waveguide based on a level of the given signal, received by the receiver, that is one of equal to a first threshold value or larger than the first threshold value;
switch from the detection mode to a communication mode of the transmitter based on the detected contact; and
transmit, in the communication mode, a modulated signal via the first waveguide and the second waveguide to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,511,462

DC OFFSET CANCELATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising one or more processing elements configured to:operate a local oscillator at a frequency corresponding to a particular pilot symbol in a received wireless signal, wherein the received wireless signal includes pilot symbols at multiple different frequencies;
estimate, based on the received particular pilot symbol, direct current (DC) interference at the frequency caused by leakage of energy from the local oscillator; and
subtract the estimated DC interference from subsequently-received signals at the frequency to determine received data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,460

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for data transmission performed by a transmit end device, the method comprising:allocating, according to a bandwidth required by a target media access control (MAC) layer data group and a reference bandwidth of a logical channel, at least one target logical channel from N logical channels to the target MAC layer data group,
wherein the at least one target logical channel corresponds to the target MAC layer data group, and
wherein multiple logical channels of the N logical channels are multiplexed into a physical channel;
encoding the target MAC layer data group to generate target physical layer data, wherein the at least one target logical channel corresponds to the target physical layer data; and
sending the target physical layer data and first indication information to a target receive end device of a plurality of receive end devices using one or more physical channels into which the at least one target logical channel is multiplexed,
wherein the first indication information specifies a relationship between the target MAC layer data group and the at least one target logical channel.

US Pat. No. 10,511,458

VIRTUAL DISTRIBUTED BRIDGING

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for identifying destination tunnel endpoints for outgoing packets, the method comprising:receiving a first packet from a distributed bridging module executing at a same host machine as a source tunnel endpoint in an overlay logical network, the first packet comprising a tunnel address of the source tunnel endpoint, a source media access control (MAC) address and a destination MAC address;
associating the destination MAC address with the tunnel address in a bridge identification table as a MAC address assigned to the distributed bridging module for bridging; and
using the bridge identification table to identify a destination tunnel endpoint when subsequently transmitting a second packet that requires bridging and that has a particular source MAC address that (i) is the same as the destination MAC address of the first packet and (ii) is associated with the destination tunnel endpoint in the bridge identification table.

US Pat. No. 10,511,453

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND CHARGE CALCULATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing system comprising:a user tag addition apparatus including a first memory and a first processor which is connected to the first memory and performs a procedure including adding, to the service use requests, user tags including organization codes, which are identifiers of organizations to which terminal apparatuses that have transmitted service use requests belong, and unit price codes, which are identifiers indicating unit price information per unit usage of a resource for execution of provision services to be provided based on the service use requests;
a service execution apparatus including a second memory and a second processor which is connected to the second memory and performs a procedure including executing the provision services based on the service use requests each time the service execution apparatus receives the service use requests and registering the user tags added to the service use requests and usages of the resource used for the execution of the provision services in association with each other in use result information; and
a charge calculation apparatus including a third memory and a third processor which is connected to the third memory and performs a procedure including acquiring the use result information of a charge calculation target organization group from the service execution apparatus, extracting, based on the organization codes included in the user tags registered in the acquired use result information, the user tags for each organization that belongs to the charge calculation target organization group from the use result information, calculating charges for the provision services for the each organization based on unit price information corresponding to the unit price codes included in the extracted user tags and the usages of the resource associated with the user tags, calculating a total charge to be billed to the charge calculation target organization group based on the acquired use result information and a management charge for the user tag addition apparatus and the charge calculation apparatus, and calculating an amount to be billed to the each organization based on the total charge and the charges calculated for the each organization.

US Pat. No. 10,511,451

PHYSICALLY UNCLONABLE FUNCTION (PUF) DEVICE AND METHOD OF EXTENDING CHALLENGE/RESPONSE PAIRS IN A PUF DEVICE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A physically unclonable function (PUF) device, comprising:a memory block including an array of cells;
a pseudo random number generator (PRNG) configured to generate a number of first addresses to challenge the memory block in response to an element selected out of a combination; and
a counter configured to perform count operations to generate a number of second addresses to read a data pattern of the memory block, wherein when the counter is configured to perform the count operations, each of the second addresses generated from the counter serves as an address to address a memory bank; when the PRNG is configured to challenge the memory block, each of the first addresses generated from the PRNG serves as an address to address the memory hank;
wherein the array of cells has 2n cells, n being a natural number, and the PRNG comprises a linear function shift register (LFSR) configured to generate an n-bit address at each clock cycle, the n-bit address serving as one of the first addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,511,448

SECURE COMMUNICATIONS IMPROVEMENTS

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory;
a security agent, at least a portion of which is to be implemented in a hardware processor, to extract and examine a certificate, wherein the certificate is used in authentication of a first secure communication channel with a domain,
wherein the security agent stores in a non-transitory computer readable medium a relationship indicator between the domain and the certificate based on the detection of a pinning indicator within the extracted and examined certificate used in authentication of the first secure communication channel, wherein the detection of the pinning indicator comprises comparing the value of a field of the certificate with a predetermined value, and wherein data to be communicated over a second secure communication channel with the domain is secured via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) based on the stored relationship indicator between the domain and the certificate; and
wherein the relationship indicator comprises a pin in the certificate which records the domain, the certificate, and pin information into the memory for either the security agent or a web browser to enforce the pin.

US Pat. No. 10,511,446

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SECURE DEVICE PAIRING FOR SECURE NETWORK COMMUNICATION INCLUDING CYBERSECURITY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an intermediary pairing device, including:
one or more processors; and
first and second transceivers coupled to the one or more processors,
wherein the apparatus comprises an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or other self-propelled vehicle, robot, or device which carries the intermediary pairing device and the one or more processors are configured to:
deploy the UAV to position the intermediary pairing device in proximity to a first pairing device and a second pairing device;
pair with the first pairing device via the first transceiver and with the second pairing device via the second transceiver, the pairing establishing a temporary connection between a first network connected via the first pairing device and a second network connected via the second pairing device;
transfer data between the first and the second pairing devices via the first and the second transceivers for communicating, over the temporary connection, the data between a first device or server of the first network and a second device or server of the second network;
execute a cybersecurity service function of a cybersecurity service module for the data transfer;
withdraw the UAV to position the intermediary pairing device out of proximity of at least one of the first or the second pairing devices wherein the temporary connection is broken;
receive an update to one or more features of the cybersecurity service module; and
in response to receiving an update, deploying the same UAV or similarly-configured apparatus to again position the intermediary pairing device in proximity to the first and the second pairing devices for again pairing and establishing a temporary connection, transferring data, and executing an updated cybersecurity service function.

US Pat. No. 10,511,445

SIGNATURE COMPRESSION FOR HASH-BASED SIGNATURE SCHEMES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, as a result of execution by the one or more processors, cause the system to:
determine a plurality of values based at least in part on a message, the plurality of values comprising a first value and a second value;
determine the first value and the second value match;
map the first value to a first leaf node of a first hash tree, the first leaf node being cryptographically derivable from a parent node;
map the second value to a second leaf node of the first hash tree, the second leaf node also being cryptographically derivable from the parent node;
generate a compressed digital signature, wherein the compressed digital signature includes, as at least a part of the compressed digital signature, a value corresponding to the parent node and an indicator that the first value and the second value match; and
provide the compressed digital signature to another computer system, enabling the another computer system to cryptographically verify authenticity of the message based at least in part on the compressed signature.

US Pat. No. 10,511,437

FAST POLARIZATION ENCODING USING ELECTROOPTICAL PHASE MODULATOR

1. A quantum key distribution device, comprising:a transmitter, including a light source, a first polarization controller, an electrooptic phase modulator and an optical attenuator, all connected in series using a first optical fiber,
wherein the electrooptic phase modulator controls polarization of the light pulse;
a receiver, including a second polarization controller, a second phase modulator, a third polarization controller, a polarizing beamsplitter, and two single photon detectors each receiving one of two orthogonal polarizations, all connected in series using a second optical fiber; and
a communication channel providing a light path from the transmitter to the receiver,
wherein the first and third polarization controllers each uses a single half-wave plate or a splice of polarization-maintaining fiber with a non-zero mechanical rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,511,421

CSI-RS DESIGN WITH DYNAMIC SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

23. An apparatus for wireless communication, in a system comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory and operable, when executed by the processor, to cause the apparatus to:
transmit an indication that enables or disables use of one or more sets of a plurality of sets of channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) symbols for channel estimation, wherein the indication indicates that a set of CSI-RS symbols located as the last two symbols of the subframe is to be disabled and a different set of CSI-RS symbols located in a portion of the subframe apart from the last two symbols of the subframe is to be enabled; and
transmit one or more CSI-RSs at locations in a subframe in accordance with the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,511,416

USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Institute For Information...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a storage;
a transceiver; and
a processor electrically connected to the storage and the transceiver, being configured to perform the following operations:
transmitting a first uplink signal to a base station based on a current data repetition transmission parameter;
receiving a dynamic indication message from the base station via the transceiver;
generating an updated data repetition transmission parameter according to the dynamic indication message after receiving the dynamic indication message; and
transmitting a second uplink signal to the base station via the transceiver based on the updated data repetition transmission parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,511,411

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION REPORTING BAND AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for configuring a channel state information reporting frequency band, the method comprising:receiving reporting subband configuration information sent by a transmit end device,
wherein the reporting subband configuration information indicates an actual quantity of resource blocks in a normal channel state information subband belonging to the channel state information reporting frequency band, and
wherein the channel state information reporting frequency band comprises a first channel state information subband, a last channel state information subband, and the normal channel state information subband; and
determining an actual quantity of resource blocks in the first channel state information subband and an actual quantity of resource blocks in the last channel state information subband based on the actual quantity of resource blocks in the normal channel state information subband indicated by the reporting subband configuration information,
wherein the actual quantity of resource blocks in the first channel state information subband=an actual quantity of resource blocks in the normal channel state information subband?an index number of an initial resource block in a bandwidth part (BWP) bandwidth modulo the actual quantity of resource blocks comprised in the normal channel state information subband, and
the actual quantity of resource blocks in the first channel state information subband is less than or equal to the actual quantity of resource blocks in the normal channel state information subband.

US Pat. No. 10,511,409

RECEIVED SIGNAL PROCESSOR AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING RECEIVED SIGNAL

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A received signal processor, comprising:at least one processor configured to implement:
a plurality of signal-to-noise ratio estimation sections configured to estimate respective signal-to-noise ratios of a plurality of digital signal sequences in which relative phase errors of a plurality of received signal sequences have been corrected;
a plurality of temporary decision sections configured to perform symbol decisions of the plurality of digital signal sequences and output symbol signal sequences;
a symbol-map-rotation determination section configured to determine respective phase rotation amounts of the plurality of digital signal sequences from the plurality of symbol signal sequences and the respective signal-to-noise ratios of the plurality of digital signal sequences; and
a plurality of phase rotation sections configured to rotate phases of the plurality of digital signal sequences respectively based on the phase rotation amounts.

US Pat. No. 10,511,406

POWER SAVING IN A TWISTED WIRE PAIR COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a first network interface device, a block encoded communication frame from a second network interface device via a single communication channel on a twisted wire pair, wherein the communication frame comprises a plurality of partial frames;
maintaining, at a first network interface device, a first counter that indicates a count of partial frames corresponding to communication frames exchanged between the first network interface device and the second network interface device via the single communication channel, wherein communication frames respectively include multiple partial frames;
entering, at the first network interface device, a low power mode of operation;
while the first network interface device is in the low power mode of operation,
using, at the first network interface device, the first counter to determine timing of a window,
powering up at least a receive portion of the first network interface device, and
determining, with at least the receive portion, during the window, whether the second network interface device transmitted via the single communication channel a signal configured to prompt the first network interface device to exit the low power mode of operation; and
in response to having determined that the second network interface device transmitted, during the window, the signal configured to prompt the first network interface device to exit the low power mode of operation, exiting, at the first network interface device, the low power mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,511,400

OPTICAL MULTIPLEXER FOR MULTIPLEXING OPTICAL SIGNALS USING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE BLOCK INCLUDING LAMINATED LAYERS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An optical multiplexer for multiplexing a plurality of optical signals, the optical multiplexer comprising:an optical waveguide block comprising a layer having a plurality of waveguides on which the plurality of optical signals are propagated; and
a lens configured to output a multiplexed optical signal by collecting the plurality of optical signals output from the plurality of waveguides into one optical signal,
wherein an interval between the plurality of optical signals output from the optical waveguide block is smaller than an interval between the plurality of optical signals input to the optical waveguide block.

US Pat. No. 10,511,399

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL DESIGN USING A TOP TO BOTTOM SEARCH SPACE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a control channel that includes a plurality of candidate samples having at least two aggregation levels;
scanning, by the UE, a set of candidate samples, of the plurality of candidate samples, to identify a relevant sample associated with the UE, wherein the scanning is performed on the set of candidate samples in an order from a higher aggregation level of the at least two aggregation levels to a lower aggregation level of the at least two aggregation levels, wherein a candidate sample associated with a highest aggregation level includes an entirety of the control channel; and
decoding, by the UE, the relevant sample.

US Pat. No. 10,511,396

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRIGGERING INTERACTIVE APPLICATION

CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIO...

1. A method for triggering an interactive application, applied to a wearable device, the method comprising:acquiring, by the wearable device, interactive information of each of interactive applications corresponding to a multimedia video displayed on a multimedia video playing device, the interactive applications corresponding to different playing moments of the multimedia video respectively;
monitoring, by the wearable device, a user state parameter, the user state parameter being arranged to represent a degree of interest of a user in the multimedia video played at a current moment;
judging, by the wearable device, whether to trigger an interactive application corresponding to the current playing moment on the basis of the user state parameter and a received preset condition; and
when it is determined that a judgment result is YES, generating first prompting information on the basis of the interactive information of the interactive application corresponding to the current playing moment, and displaying the first prompting information on the wearable device, the first prompting information being arranged to prompt the user to perform the corresponding interactive application,
wherein the received preset condition is that a value of the user state parameter at the current moment exceeds an average value of the user state parameter within a preset adjacent period of time before the current moment by a predetermined percentage.

US Pat. No. 10,511,385

METHODS OF BI-DIRECTIONAL OPTICAL COMMUNICATION AND OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of bi-directional optical communication, the method comprising:generating a first optical communication signal for transmission in one direction through an optical fiber, wherein generating the first optical communication signal comprises:
receiving information for transmission and generating a baseband signal comprising a representation of the information;
performing digital upconversion of the baseband signal to form an upconverted baseband signal;
performing optical modulation of an optical carrier signal with the upconverted baseband signal; and
restricting an optical spectrum of the first optical communication signal to a first portion of an optical channel frequency slot by performing one of digital filtering in addition to digital upconversion and optical filtering after optical modulation;
and receiving a second optical communication signal transmitted in an opposite direction through the optical fiber, the second optical communication signal having an optical spectrum occupying a second portion of the optical channel frequency slot, separate to the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,511,359

TRANSMISSION METHOD WITH DOUBLE DIRECTIVITY

1. Transmission method with double directivity comprising the following steps:a. the data stream is split into Nu sub-streams in (101);
b. the data bits associated to each of the Nu sub-streams are mapped by a modulator (102) into a symbol sequence of a given constellation (the constellation can be a M-QAM, M-PSK or Voronoi constellation) characterized by the ordered set ={S0, S1, . . . , SM?1}, where M is the number of constellation symbols, following the rule
(?n(??1),?n(??2), . . . ,?n(1),?n(0))sn?,
 with (?n(??1),?n(??2), . . . ,?n(1),?n(0)) denoting the binary representation of n with ?=log2(M) bits;
c. the polar mapper (103) decomposes the constellations symbols in Nm polar components, that are the result of the decomposition of signal sn into M components given by

 with (???1,i ???2,i . . . ?1,i ?0,i) denoting the binary representation of i, bn(m)=(?1)?n(m) denoting the polar representation of the bit ?n(m), bneq(i)=?m=0??1(bn(m))?m,i denoting the ith polar component of sn and Nm is the number of non-zero gi coefficients of the referred decomposition equation;
d. each of the Nm polar components is modulated as a BPSK signal in (104), whose output is a time continuous BPSK signal, being each of these Nm BPSK signal a serial representation of an OQPSK signal or a GMSK signal;
e. each of Nm resulting signals Is submitted to a phase shifter (105) and it is amplified by a nonlinear amplifier (106);
f. the Nm signals associated to each sub-stream are transmitted by an arrangement (108) of Nm×Nb antennas, arranged in Nm sets of Nb antenna elements or Nb sets of Nm antenna elements;
g. each arrangement (108) is composed by one or more sets of Nm antennas (109);
h. each arrangement (108) is composed by one or more sets of Nb antennas (110), to allow horizontal beams.

US Pat. No. 10,511,353

SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING ROUTING OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DEVICES AND RESOURCE REALLOCATION IN A NETWORK

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first antenna, a first signal associated with a first wireless communications protocol;
detecting the first signal at a first interface associated with the first wireless communications protocol to associate the first signal with the first wireless communications protocol;
routing the first signal to a first set of processing elements;
processing, at the first set of processing elements, the first signal based on a first instruction set associated with the first wireless communications protocol;
processing, with at least one processing element associated with the first wireless communication protocol, the first signal to generate a second signal associated with a second wireless communications protocol;
routing the second signal to a second set of processing elements;
processing, at the second set of processing elements which includes the at least one processing element, the second signal based on a second instruction set associated with the second wireless communications protocol to transmit the second signal; and
transmitting, at a second antenna, the second signal associated with the second wireless communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,511,352

CQI REPORTING FOR MIMO TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:determining precoding control indicator (PCI) information and channel quality information at a user equipment (UE), wherein the channel quality information comprises a channel quality indicator (CQI) index for each of at least one transport block to be transmitted to the UE, wherein the CQI index for each transport block is selected based on an estimated Signal to Interference Noise Ratio (SINR) of the transport block, wherein the SINR for each transport block is estimated based on a transmit power per channelization code assigned to the transport block, the transmit power per channelization code to be used for a downlink data channel for carrying the at least one transport block;
jointly encoding the PCI information and the channel quality information to obtain coded data; and
sending the coded data from the UE to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,511,338

NETWORK-AWARE ADJACENT CHANNEL INTERFERENCE REJECTION AND OUT OF BAND EMISSION SUPPRESSION

University of South Flori...

1. An adaptive windowing method for cellular communication networks, the method comprising:determining a network normalized received power (NNRP) for each of a plurality of links between a transmitter and a receiver in a cellular communication network;
determining a NNRP relative ranking for each of the plurality of links, wherein the NNRP relative ranking is based upon the NNRP of each of the plurality of links relative to the other plurality of links;
increasing transmitter windowing for each of the plurality of links having a higher NNRP relative ranking; and
increasing receiver windowing for each of the plurality of links having a lower NNRP relative ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,511,331

CHANNEL DECODING METHOD AND CHANNEL DECODING DEVICE

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A channel decoding device, comprising:a computer; and
a storage device that contains a program that causes the computer to:
receive a data string that includes redundant data encoded based on a relation of a sparse graph;
detect generation of lost data lost in a channel using data from the data string; and
multiple times alternately and repeatedly:
(a) decode the lost data using a trivial decoding method for restoring one piece of the lost data having no relation with other lost data uniquely; and
(b) decode the lost data using a Gauss elimination method,
thus yielding corrected data,
wherein
first, the lost data is decoded using the trivial decoding method,
decoding of lost data using the Gauss elimination method is performed on at least one piece of the lost data, and
when the at least one piece of the lost data is decoded using the Gauss elimination method, decoding of the lost data using the trivial decoding method is performed using a decoding result using the Gauss elimination method.

US Pat. No. 10,511,330

DECODING APPARATUS, DECODING METHOD AND PROGRAM

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A decoding apparatus,wherein x is an element of an irreducible polynomial f[X] that generates an extension field GF(xq), n and k are integers equal to or greater than 2, n?2k?1, m denotes an integer equal to or greater than 1, m=n?k, vector a denotes a k-th order vector having elements a0, . . . , ak?1 (a0, . . . , ak?1?GF(xq)), A denotes a n-by-k matrix defined by the following formula:

vector b denotes an n-th order vector having elements b0, . . . , bn?1 (b0, . . . , bn?1?GF(xq)) obtained by multiplying the vector a by the matrix A, ? denotes an integer equal to or greater than 1 and equal to or smaller than m, d0, . . . , dk-?-1 denote different integers equal to or greater than 0 and smaller than k, e0, . . . , e??1 denote different integers equal to or greater than 0 and smaller than k that are different from d0, . . . , dk-?-1, p0, . . . , p??1 denote different integers equal to or greater than k and smaller than n, and
the decoding apparatus comprises:
circuitry configured to:
receive the vector b as an input from an encoding apparatus over a communications channel;
generate a ?-th order vector b? using ? elements bp0, . . . , bp??1 of the vector b, for n=p? according to the following formula:

generate a ?-by-? inverse matrix A??1 according to the following formula:
andcompute the elements ae0, . . . , ae??1 of the vector a, as an output, by multiplying the vector b? and the inverse matrix A??1, the vector a corresponding to a plaintext input to the encoding apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,511,328

EFFICIENT LIST DECODING OF LDPC CODES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for performing low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoding at a wireless device, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of log-likelihood ratios (LLRs) corresponding to bits of a code word;
selecting, by a decoder of the wireless device, one or more parity bits to extend the code word;
generating a plurality of sets of LLRs corresponding to all possible combinations of values for the one or more parity bits, each of the plurality of sets of LLRs including the plurality of LLRs corresponding to the bits of the code word;
decoding, by the decoder of the wireless device, each of the plurality of sets of LLRs with a decoding algorithm to generate a corresponding plurality of candidate messages; and
selecting one of the plurality of candidate messages as corresponding to the code word based on a parameter associated with the selected candidate message.

US Pat. No. 10,511,327

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DECODING LDPC CODE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating an electronic device for performing an iteration decoding scheme for a low density parity check (LDPC) code, the method comprising:receiving, from another electronic device, a signal encoded according to the LDPC code; and
obtaining a decoding result of the signal based on a parity check matrix according to the LDPC code, wherein the obtaining of the decoding result comprises:
determining a degree of a variable node of the parity check matrix, wherein the degree indicates a number of check nodes connected to the variable node;
determining a threshold according to a value of the degree;
deactivating the variable node upon determining that a magnitude of a likelihood value of the variable node is greater than the threshold;
updating likelihood values of other variable nodes different from the deactivated variable node; and
obtaining the decoding result based on the likelihood value of the deactivated variable node and the updated likelihood values.

US Pat. No. 10,511,325

DYNAMIC DATA COMPRESSION SELECTION

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

15. A system for data dcompression, the system comprising:one or more data processors; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more data processors to perform actions including:
receiving a data stream at data-target system from a single data source;
detecting each of a set of compressed data chunks within the data stream; and
for each compressed data chunk of at least some of the set of compressed data chunks:
identifying a compression algorithm was used to compress the compressed data chunk, wherein the compression algorithm identified to have been used to compress a first compressed data chunk of the at least some of the set of compressed data chunks is a first compression algorithm that differs from a second compression algorithm identified to have been used to compress a second compressed data chunk of the at least some of the set of compressed data chunks;
selecting a decompression algorithm based on the identified compression algorithm; and
decompressing the compressed data chunk using the decompression algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,511,322

HIGH-SPEED DIGITAL TRANSMITTER FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A transmitter device, comprising:a plurality of transmitter chain circuits configured to respectively receive incoming component signals having a first frequency and to produce outgoing transmission signals having a second frequency greater than the first frequency in a first domain, wherein the incoming component signals are up-sampled to the second frequency using a plurality of streams processed concurrently at a predetermined sample rate over a predetermined number of interpolation filter stages in each of the plurality of transmitter chain circuits; and
a serializer configured to combine the outgoing transmission signals from the plurality of transmitter chain circuits into a serialized transmission signal having a third frequency greater than the second frequency in a second domain different from the first domain.

US Pat. No. 10,511,317

ELECTRIC QUANTITY MEASURING DEVICE COMPRISING AN ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Politecnico di Milano, M...

1. Electric quantities measure electronic device, comprising:an analog-digital conversion module configured to receive an analog signal (SM(t)) to be measured and a reference analog signal (SR(t)), the analog-digital conversion module being configured to digitally convert, alternatively and according to a switching frequency, time portions of the analog signal (SM(t)) to be measured alternated with time portions of the reference analog signal (SR(t)), for supplying respective first (DSM) and second pluralities (DSR) of digital values, the switching frequency being greater than a frequency associated to undesired fluctuations of the gain of the analog-digital conversion module; and
a digital processing module configured to:
calculate a first mean amplitude (A1) of the first plurality of digital values and a second mean amplitude (A2) of the second plurality of digital values; the first and second mean amplitudes being proportional to a mean gain value of the analog-digital conversion module; and
supply a ratio value (VRT) of the first mean amplitude to the second mean amplitude, representative of a measured amplitude of the analog signal (SM(t)) to be measured.

US Pat. No. 10,511,315

ADAPTIVE JITTER AND SPUR ADJUSTMENT FOR CLOCK CIRCUITS

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

1. An apparatus comprising:a frequency divider configured to generate an output clock signal based on an input clock signal and an adjusted frequency divider control signal, the output clock signal being a frequency-divided version of the input clock signal;
a measurement circuit configured to provide digital time information corresponding to an edge of the output clock signal; and
an adaptive adjustment circuit configured to generate the adjusted frequency divider control signal based on a frequency divider control signal and the digital time information, the frequency divider control signal approximating a fractional divide ratio,
wherein the adaptive adjustment circuit comprises:
an adaptive filter configured to generate the adjusted frequency divider control signal using filter coefficients; and
a coefficient handler configured to update the filter coefficients based on the digital time information and a target frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,511,314

FREQUENCY GENERATOR AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A frequency generator for generating an oscillator clock according to a reference clock, the frequency generator being used in a frequency hopping system that switches a carrier frequency among a plurality of channels, the carrier frequency further carrying a modulation frequency for data transmission, the frequency generator comprising:a frequency hopping and modulation control unit, arranged for generating a current channel according to a channel hopping sequence and a frequency command word (FCW) based on the reference clock, wherein the FCW includes:
a first FCW component corresponding to a frequency of a predefined channel;
a second FCW component corresponding to a frequency difference between the predefined channel and the current channel; and
a third FCW component corresponding to the modulation frequency;
a calibration unit, arranged for iteratively calibrating an estimated DCO normalization value during frequency hopping according to the current channel and a phase error obtained according to the oscillator clock and the reference clock; and
a digital-controlled oscillator (DCO), arranged for to generating the oscillator clock according to an oscillator tuning word (OTW) obtained according to the estimated DCO normalization value.

US Pat. No. 10,511,312

METASTABLE-FREE OUTPUT SYNCHRONIZATION FOR MULTIPLE-CHIP SYSTEMS AND THE LIKE

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

1. A chip having output synchronization, comprising:a phase detector having an input for receiving an external reference clock signal, a feedback input, and an output;
an input delay path having a first input coupled to said output of said phase detector, a control input, and an output for providing an internal reference clock signal;
an output delay path having an input coupled to said output of said input delay path, and an output coupled to said feedback input of said phase detector;
a phase adjustment circuit having a first input coupled to said output of said input delay path, a second input for receiving a local clock signal, and an output coupled to said control input of said input delay path for providing a phase adjustment signal; and
a synchronization capture circuit having a first input coupled to said output of said input delay path, a second input for receiving said local clock signal, a third input for receiving a synchronization signal, and an output for providing a synchronization trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,311

PHASE-CONTINUOUS REFERENCE CLOCK FREQUENCY SHIFT FOR DIGITAL PHASE LOCKED LOOP

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A reference clock frequency shifting circuitry for a digital phase locked loop (DPLL) including a digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) and a feedback loop, wherein the DPLL generates a local oscillator signal based on an analog reference signal having a reference clock frequency fREF, the circuitry comprising:a multiplier circuitry configured to generate the analog reference signal having the reference clock frequency fREF;
a digital clock circuitry configured to generate a digital reference clock signal having the reference clock frequency fREF;
a scaling circuitry configured to control the feedback loop to generate a feedback signal having the reference clock frequency fREF; and
control circuitry configured to identify a target reference clock frequency NfREF and receive a target time, and in response:
at expiration of a first nonzero interval after the target time, control the scaling circuitry to control the feedback loop to generate a subsequent feedback signal having the target reference clock frequency NfREF, where N is a positive number;
at expiration of a second nonzero interval after the target time, control the multiplier circuitry to generate a subsequent analog reference signal having the target reference clock frequency NfREF; and
at expiration of a third nonzero interval after the target time, control the digital clock circuitry to generate a subsequent digital reference clock signal having the target reference clock frequency NfREF.

US Pat. No. 10,511,310

OVEN CONTROLLED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR CONSISTING OF HEATER-EMBEDDED CERAMIC PACKAGE

TXC Corporation, Taipei ...

1. An oven controlled crystal oscillator comprising:a substrate;
a heater-embedded crystal ceramic package, having a first embedded heater layer, mounted on said substrate;
a crystal blank mounted on said heater-embedded crystal ceramic package; and
a first integrated circuit (IC) chip mounted below said heater-embedded crystal ceramic package and connected to said heater-embedded crystal ceramic package;
wherein said first embedded heater layer is located between said first IC chip and said crystal blank.

US Pat. No. 10,511,306

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING BUFFER CIRCUIT

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A device comprising:a power supply line;
an output terminal;
a circuit configured to perform a logic operation on a first signal and a second signal to provide a third signal;
a first transistor coupled between the power supply line and the output terminal, the first transistor comprising a control gate configured to receive the third signal;
second and third transistors coupled in series between the power supply line and the output terminal, the second transistor comprising a control gate configured to receive the first signal, the third transistor comprising a control gate configured to receive a fourth signal that is different from each of the first, second and third signals;
a fourth transistor coupled between the power supply line and the output terminal such that the second, third and fourth transistors are coupled in series with one other; and
a fifth transistor coupled between the power supply line and the output terminal such that the first and fifth transistors are coupled in parallel with each other,
wherein the fourth transistor comprises a control gate configured to receive a fixed voltage potential, and
wherein the fifth transistor comprises a control gate configured to receive the third signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,304

MULTI-VOLTAGE INPUT OUTPUT DEVICE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device having a pull up network comprising:a first transistor having a first gate coupled to a first bias voltage;
a second transistor having a second gate coupled to a first gate signal that varies between the first bias voltage and a first source voltage;
a third transistor having a third gate coupled to a second bias voltage; and
a fourth transistor having a fourth gate coupled to a second gate signal that varies between a second source voltage and the second bias voltage;
wherein:
the pull up network is configured such that, when the first gate signal takes the first bias voltage, the first transistor is on and the second transistor is on and an output voltage at an output is the first source voltage;
the pull-up network is configured such that, when the first gate signal takes the first source voltage, the second signal takes the second bias voltage, and the third transistor is on and the fourth transistor is on and the output voltage is the second source voltage;
the first and second transistors are p-type finFET and the third and fourth transistors are n-type finFETs each having a same nominal maximum voltage;
wherein the first bias voltage is provided by a bias voltage source comprising a switch network having a buffer that responsive to an input control signal for selectably providing as the first bias voltage one of the second bias voltage, the second source voltage, or a third voltage between the second bias voltage and the second source voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,511,301

GATE DRIVE CIRCUIT, POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS, AND RAILWAY VEHICLE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

11. A railway vehicle having a power converter driving a three-phase motor,wherein the power converter includes an inverter converting a direct-current power, which has been created by converting an alternate-current power input from an alternate-current overhead wire, into an alternate-current power to be supplied to the three-phase motor,
the inverter includes:
three paired first main switching elements and second main switching elements, each pair of which are for a U phase, a V phase, or a W phase, and each pair of which are connected in series between a power supply on a high-voltage side and a power supply on a low-voltage side; and
three paired first gate drive circuits and second gate drive circuits, each pair of which are for the U phase, the V phase, or the W phase, and each pair of which alternately turn the three paired first and second main switching elements on and off, and
each of the first gate drive circuits and the second gate drive circuits includes:
a first switching element;
a second switching element;
a third switching element;
a fourth switching element; and
a capacitor,
a source of the first switching element is connected to a first voltage, and a drain of the first switching element is connected to a gate electrode of the first main switching element or to a gate electrode of the second main switching element,
a source of the second switching element is connected to a second voltage, and a drain of the second switching element is connected to the gate electrode the first main switching element or to the gate electrode of the second main switching element,
a source of the third switching element is connected to the first voltage, and a drain of the third switching element is connected to a first electrode of the capacitor,
a source of the fourth switching element is connected to the second voltage, and a drain of the fourth switching element is connected to the first electrode of the capacitor and to the drain of the third switching element, and
a second electrode of the capacitor is connected to the gate electrode of the first main switching element or to the gate electrode of the second main switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,511,296

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODULATION AND DEMODULATION

1. A system for modulation and demodulation of a continuous input signal, which system is configured to receive a continuous input and by a modulator to generate a modulated discontinuous signal, which system further comprises a demodulator for generating a continuous output, wherein the modulator is formed as a composite phase modulator, which composite phase modulator comprises at least a feedback loop which feedback loop determines a pulse width of a low-level discontinuous discrete signal, which composite phase modulator further comprises at least a feed-forward loop, which feed-forward loop (28) determines the pulse width of a high-level discontinuous discrete signal as a function of the continuous input which combination of the feedback loop and feed-forward loop ensures a self-oscillating phase-modulator; andwherein the continuous input is passing a sample and hold circuit eliminating non-linearities and distortion.

US Pat. No. 10,511,292

OSCILLATOR

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. An oscillator comprising:a digital to analog converter configured to convert a control code into an analog voltage and output the analog voltage;
a mirror circuit configured to adjust a current of a common output node to which the analog voltage is applied; and
a periodic signal output circuit configured to output a periodic signal having a frequency according to the analog voltage,
wherein at least one of the digital to analog converter and the mirror circuit is implemented with tri-state inverters.

US Pat. No. 10,511,291

TRANSMITTING WATCHDOG AND PRECISION MEASUREMENTS ACROSS A GALVANIC ISOLATION BARRIER IN THE PRESENCE OF LARGE PERIODIC NOISE PULSES

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A control system comprising:a first voltage domain circuit and a power switch operating in a first voltage domain; and
a second voltage domain circuit operating in a second voltage domain, the second voltage domain circuit comprising:
a gate driver circuit for providing a control terminal driving signal to drive the power switch; and
a watchdog communication circuit for scheduling watchdog communications between the first and second voltage domain circuits to be temporally separated from noise-inducing signal transitions in the control terminal driving signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,288

NAVIGATION DEVICE WITH TRACK SMOOTHING

PIXART IMAGING INC., Hsi...

1. A navigation device, configured to detect motion and output smoothed displacement with respect to a working surface upon which the navigation device is operated, the navigation device comprising:an image sensor configured to sense reflection light beams from the working surface and output input data; and
a processor comprising a digital filter which is coupled to the image sensor to receive the input data, the digital filter comprising:
a delay buffer comprising multiple taps configured to sequentially receive a data series of the input data to be stored in the multiple taps from the image sensor, and output a tap sum, which is a sum of each data of the data series stored in the multiple taps;
an accumulation buffer configured to store an accumulation value;
a divider coupled to the accumulation buffer to receive the accumulation value, and configured to calculate a quotient and a remainder by dividing the accumulation value by an average number;
a remainder buffer coupled to the divider to receive the remainder, wherein the divider sets a calculated non-zero remainder to 0 when the quotient is 0, while the remainder is stored in the remainder buffer only when the quotient is larger than 0; and
an adder coupled to the delay buffer, the remainder buffer and the accumulation buffer, and configured to add the tap sum and the remainder stored in the remainder buffer to generate the accumulation value when the quotient is larger than 0;
wherein the digital filter is configured to output the quotient as the smoothed displacement to control a cursor or a pointer on a display.

US Pat. No. 10,511,286

VARIABLE FREQUENCY FILTER

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

20. A filter, comprising:a series unit; and
a shunt unit disposed between the series unit and a ground, the shunt unit comprising a first shunt resonator and a second shunt resonator that are selectively operated, each of the first shunt resonator and the second shunt resonator comprising a film bulk acoustic resonator, the first shunt resonator and the second shunt resonator having different anti-resonant frequencies each from the other,
wherein a frequency band of the filter is varied based on a selective operation of the first shunt resonator and the second shunt resonator, and
wherein an anti-resonant frequency of the first shunt resonator is higher than that of the second shunt resonator, and in one selectively operated state, the frequency band of the first shunt resonator is narrower than that of the second shunt resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,511,285

ANCHORED POLYMERIC PACKAGE FOR ACOUSTIC RESONATOR STRUCTURES

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a device substrate having an upper surface, wherein an anchor opening exists in the device substrate;
a frame layer having an upper surface;
a lid layer disposed over the upper surface of the frame layer, wherein the lid layer and the frame layer each comprise a photodefinable polymer material;
a compartment in the frame layer, wherein the lid layer provides a cover for the compartment, and a portion of the frame layer is disposed in the anchor opening; and
an acoustic wave resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,511,283

SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTER, HIGH FREQUENCY MODULE, AND MULTIPLEXER

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A longitudinally coupled surface acoustic wave filter comprising:a plurality of resonators continuously disposed in a propagation direction of a surface acoustic wave, each of the plurality of resonators including a pair of comb-shaped electrodes each including a busbar electrode, and a plurality of electrode fingers connected to the busbar electrode and disposed parallel or substantially parallel to each other; wherein
the pair of comb-shaped electrodes are disposed such that the plurality of electrode fingers in each of the pair of comb-shaped electrodes are alternately provided in the propagation direction of the surface acoustic wave;
of the plurality of resonators, a first resonator connected to an output terminal of the surface acoustic wave filter includes four or more regions with different pitches of the electrode fingers, and in each of the four or more regions, the pitch of the electrode fingers is constant;
of the four or more regions, a pair of first regions disposed at two ends of the first resonator in the propagation direction of the surface acoustic wave have a smaller pitch of the electrode fingers than the pitch of the electrode fingers in the regions other than the pair of first regions; and
the pitch of the electrode fingers in a second region adjacent to one of the pair of first regions is different from the pitch of the electrode fingers in a third region adjacent to another one of the pair of first regions.

US Pat. No. 10,511,282

CRYSTAL-OSCILLATING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A crystal-oscillating device comprising:a first packaging material having a mounting surface;
a crystal resonator formed from a crystal substrate and mounted on the mounting surface of the first packaging material by at least one joining member that electrically connects and mechanically joins the first packaging material to the crystal resonator;
a second packaging material laminated above the mounting surface of the first packaging material and having a frame shape to surround an outer peripheral edge of the crystal resonator; and
a third packaging material laminated above the second packaging material opposite the first packaging material to collectively form a sealing space with the first and second packaging materials to seal the crystal resonator therein,
wherein the sealing space completely surrounds the outer peripheral edge of the crystal resonator to define a gap between the outer peripheral edge and the second packaging material, and
wherein the second packaging material and the crystal substrate of the crystal resonator comprise a same crystal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,511,281

ACOUSTIC WAVE RESONATOR AND FILTER INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An acoustic wave resonator comprising:a substrate;
a resonating part disposed on a first surface of the substrate and comprising a first electrode, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode;
a cap disposed on the first surface of the substrate and comprising an accommodating part accommodating the resonating part;
a first connection pad disposed on the substrate; and
a second connection pad disposed on the cap,
wherein the resonating part is configured to be operated by a first signal from a device substrate disposed to face a second surface of the substrate opposite to the first surface of the substrate and input through the first connection pad and a second signal from a device substrate disposed on the cap and input through the second connection pad.

US Pat. No. 10,511,279

ELASTIC WAVE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An elastic wave device comprising:a high-acoustic-velocity supporting substrate;
a piezoelectric film indirectly stacked on the high-acoustic-velocity supporting substrate;
an IDT electrode disposed on the piezoelectric film; and
a low-acoustic-velocity film stacked between the piezoelectric film and the high-acoustic-velocity supporting substrate; wherein
an acoustic-velocity of the high-acoustic-velocity supporting substrate is higher than an acoustic-velocity of the piezoelectric film;
an acoustic-velocity of the low-acoustic-velocity film is lower than an acoustic-velocity of the piezoelectric film,
a thickness of the low-acoustic-velocity film is in a range of about 0.1? to about 0.5?, where ? is a wavelength of an elastic wave determined by an electrode period of the IDT electrode; and
a material of the IDT electrode includes at least one of Al, Cu, Pt, Au, Ag, Ti, Ni, Cr, Mo, and W.

US Pat. No. 10,511,276

DOMAIN-DISTRIBUTED CRYOGENIC SIGNALING AMPLIFIER

Rambus Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A signal amplifier distributed between first and second integrated-circuit (IC) devices, the signal amplifier comprising:an input stage disposed within the first IC device and having a first transistor coupled to receive a first input signal at a gate terminal thereof;
a current source disposed within the second IC device and coupled between a first supply voltage node and a source terminal of the first transistor; and
a first output-stage resistance disposed within the second IC device and having (i) a first terminal coupled to a drain terminal of the first transistor via a first signaling line that extends between the first and second IC devices, and (ii) a second terminal coupled to a second supply voltage node, the first terminal of the first output-stage resistance constituting a first output of the signal amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,511,274

DRIVER CIRCUIT

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A driver circuit for amplifying two complementary input signals having phases opposite to each other and outputting two complementary output signals having phases opposite to each other, the driver circuit comprising:an input terminal for receiving the two complementary input signals;
a first input-side transmission line for transmitting one of the two complementary input signals;
a second input-side transmission line for transmitting the other of the two complementary input signals;
a first output-side transmission line for transmitting one of the two complementary output signals;
a second output-side transmission line for transmitting the other of the two complementary output signals;
an output terminal for outputting the two complementary output signals; and
a differential amplification circuit including
a first input terminal electrically connected to the first input-side transmission line,
a second input terminal electrically connected to the second input-side transmission line,
a first transistor including a control terminal, a first current terminal, and a second current terminal, the control terminal of the first transistor being electrically connected to the first input terminal, and the second current terminal of the first transistor being electrically connected to the second output-side transmission line,
a second transistor including a control terminal, a first current terminal, and a second current terminal, the control terminal of the second transistor being electrically connected to the second input terminal, and the second current terminal of the second transistor being electrically connected to the first output-side transmission line,
a current source electrically connected to the first current terminal of the first transistor and the first current terminal of the second transistor,
a first series circuit having one end electrically connected to the second current terminal of the second transistor and another end electrically connected to the first input terminal, the first series circuit including a first capacitor and a first feedback resistance element connected to the first capacitor in series,
a second series circuit having one end electrically connected to the second current terminal of the first transistor and another end electrically connected to the second input terminal, the second series circuit including a second capacitor and a second feedback resistance element connected to the second capacitor in series, and
a first emitter follower circuit and a second emitter follower circuit, wherein
the first input terminal and the control terminal of the first transistor are electrically connected to each other via the first emitter follower circuit, and
the second input terminal and the control terminal of the second transistor are electrically connected to each other via the second emitter follower circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,511,272

POWER AMPLIFIER BIAS CIRCUIT WITH A MIRROR DEVICE TO PROVIDE A MIRROR BIAS SIGNAL

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

13. A radio-frequency (RF) module comprising:a packaging substrate configured to receive a plurality of components; and
a power amplification system implemented on the packaging substrate, the power amplification system including an amplifying device and a power amplifier bias circuit, the power amplifier bias circuit configured to provide a bias signal to the amplifying device, the power amplifier bias circuit including an emitter follower device and an emitter follower mirror device coupled to form a mirror configuration, the emitter follower device being configured to provide a bias signal for a power amplifier at an output port; the power amplifier bias circuit further including a reference device including a reference transistor configured to mirror an amplifying transistor of the amplifying device of the power amplifier, the emitter follower mirror device being configured to provide a mirror bias signal to the reference device, a node between the emitter follower device and the emitter follower mirror device having a voltage of approximately twice a base-emitter voltage (2Vbe) of the amplifying transistor; the power amplifier bias circuit further including a capacitor coupled between the node and a ground potential; and the power amplifier bias circuit further including an output resistor coupled between the emitter follower device and the output port.

US Pat. No. 10,511,270

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR OVERLOAD PROTECTION OF RADIO FREQUENCY AMPLIFIERS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A radio frequency amplifier system comprising:an input terminal configured to receive a radio frequency signal;
an output terminal;
a radio frequency amplifier configured to receive the radio frequency signal from the input terminal and to generate an amplified radio frequency signal at the output terminal, the radio frequency amplifier including an amplification device configured to amplify the radio frequency signal and a degeneration circuit electrically connected between the amplification device and ground, the degeneration circuit configured to provide degeneration to the amplification device; and
an overload detection circuit configured to generate a detection signal indicating a detected signal level of the radio frequency amplifier, the detection signal operable to control an impedance of the degeneration circuit so as to protect the radio frequency amplifier from overload.

US Pat. No. 10,511,266

POWER AMPLIFIER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND POWER AMPLIFIER CONTROL SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGLES CO., ...

1. A power amplifier control method for use in a power amplifier system that comprises an envelope control circuit and a Doherty power amplifier circuit, wherein the envelope control circuit comprises an envelope modulator configured to generate an envelope voltage according to an envelope signal output by a baseband unit, and output the envelope voltage to the Doherty power amplifier circuit as a supply voltage, and wherein the Doherty power amplifier circuit comprises a main power amplifier and an auxiliary power amplifier separately configured to perform, according to the envelope voltage output by the envelope modulator, amplification processing on a baseband signal output by the baseband unit, the method comprising:generating a phase modulation control signal according to the envelope signal output by the baseband unit; and
performing phase modulation on a signal of a main power amplifier link and/or an auxiliary power amplifier link in the Doherty power amplifier circuit according to the generated phase modulation control signal, such that a phase difference between the signal of the main power amplifier link and the signal of the auxiliary power amplifier link after the phase modulation is a specified value corresponding to a current value of the envelope signal, wherein the specified value is an optimal phase value of the Doherty power amplifier circuit when the supply voltage of the Doherty power amplifier circuit is the envelope voltage corresponding to the current value of the envelope signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,264

ADAPTIVE IMPEDANCE POWER AMPLIFIER

Ofer Gepstein, Tel-Aviv ...

1. A method of providing an adaptive impedance in a Power Amplifier (PA), comprising the steps ofa) providing a main amplifier;
b) providing at least one auxiliary amplifier, symmetric or asymmetric, in which during operation each of which switched between active or inactive operation mode; and
c) adapting the bias of the main amplifier with or without biasing also the Vg of the main and auxiliary amplifiers, thus the combined output impedance of the PA, as seen by an output load, is maintained constant regardless of whether the auxiliary amplifier is active or inactive;
wherein there is no quarter wave transformer between the main and auxiliary amplifiers or there is no need for a transformer to keep the combined impedance constant.

US Pat. No. 10,511,263

CLASS D AUDIO AMPLIFIER WITH ADJUSTABLE GATE DRIVE

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A class D audio amplifier, comprising:an input node or terminal configured to receive an audio signal;
a modulator configured to receive the audio signal and convert the audio signal into a modulated audio signal having a predetermined carrier or modulation frequency;
an output stage comprising a plurality of power transistors coupled in cascade between a first DC supply voltage and a second DC supply voltage;
a plurality of gate drivers comprising respective inputs coupled to the modulated audio signal and configured to generate respective modulated gate drive signals to the plurality of power transistors for repeatedly switching each power transistor between a conducting state and a non-conducting state; and
a controller configured to determine a level of the audio signal and adjust a level of a first modulated gate drive signal of a first power transistor of the output stage based on the determined level of the audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,262

HIGH SPEED, HIGH VOLTAGE, AMPLIFIER OUTPUT STAGE USING LINEAR OR CLASS D TOPOLOGY

1. An amplifier output stage comprising a string of sub-stages, each sub-stage comprising:a resistor coupled to another resistor in an adjacent sub-stage or to a high DC voltage node, the resistor and the another resistor forming part of a string of equal valued resistors;
a field effect transistor having a gate, a source coupled to a cathode of a Zener diode coupled in parallel with a capacitor, a drain coupled to another sub-stage in the string of sub-stages, an output node of the amplifier output stage, or the high DC voltage node; and
at least one active device coupled to the gate of the field effect transistor and coupled to the resistor for providing high impedance between a voltage on a node of the resistor and the gate of the field effect transistor and a low impedance between the at least one active device and the gate of the field effect transistor, the at least one active device coupled to both the cathode and an anode of the Zener diode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,258

PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSEMBLY HAVING CORNER-FACING ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR PORT

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. An alternating current photovoltaic (ACPV) assembly, comprising:a frame including a plurality of frame members between an inner boundary and an outer boundary;
a corner key coupled to the plurality of frame members, wherein the corner key joins the plurality of frame members at a corner, and wherein the corner key includes a feedthrough opening between the inner boundary and the outer boundary at the corner; and
an ACPV module mounted on the frame, wherein the ACPV module includes a PV laminate having a plurality of solar cells, an inverter electrically connected to the plurality of solar cells, and an alternating current (AC) connector port electrically connected to the inverter and having a port face facing the feedthrough opening and facing the corner, wherein the AC connector port is accessible from the outer boundary through the feedthrough opening, and wherein the AC connector port includes a plug and has an oblique angle with respect to sides of the PV laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,511,255

SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING A PANEL TO A GIRDER, AND SUPPORTING STRUCTURE INCLUDING THE SYSTEM

EXOSUN, Martillac (FR)

1. An attachment system for attaching at least one panel to a supporting structure that includes at least one longitudinal member extending in a first direction, the longitudinal member including a folded edge and a bearing surface of the panel,the panel having a surface bearing against the bearing surface of the longitudinal member,
the attachment system comprising:
a flange;
a retaining plate; and
an attachment assembly attaching the flange to the retaining plate arranged in such a way that on assembly the folded edge of the longitudinal member and the panel bearing against the bearing surface of the longitudinal member are sandwiched together,
wherein the retaining plate has a first set of teeth projecting substantially parallel to one axis of the attachment assembly in the direction of the flange, the teeth being configured to engage within the folded edge of the longitudinal member by clamping onto it during assembly, and
wherein the retaining plate includes a second set of teeth projecting substantially parallel to the axis of the attachment assembly in the direction of the flange, this second set of teeth being configured to engage within one edge of the panel by clamping onto it during assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,511,254

SOLAR PANEL ALIGNMENT DEVICE

BioLite, Inc., Brooklyn,...

1. A solar alignment device comprising:a first alignment feature, the first alignment feature being an object capable of casting a shadow;
an opaque surface;
a transparent cover above the opaque surface, the first alignment feature on the center of the transparent cover;
a target area on the opaque surface, the target area having a central portion, wherein the first alignment feature is located above the central portion, whereby when a sun is on a vector extending from the central portion through the first alignment feature, the first alignment feature casts a shadow on the central portion;
an upper portion, the upper portion comprising:
an upper cylindrical inner well wall;
a circular transparent outer well cover that is the transparent cover, the circular transparent outer well cover located above the upper cylindrical inner well wall, the circular transparent outer well cover having the first alignment feature at a center of the circular transparent outer well cover; and
an outer rim above the circular transparent outer well cover, and a lower portion, the lower portion comprising:
a bottom molding surface, wherein the opaque surface and target area are on the bottom molding surface; and
a lower cylindrical inner well wall, the lower cylindrical inner well wall and the upper cylindrical inner well wall having the same inner diameter and the lower cylindrical inner well wall and upper cylindrical inner well wall forming a circular well, the upper cylindrical inner well wall and the lower cylindrical inner well wall equidistant from a central axis of the solar alignment device and aligned with the upper cylindrical inner well wall above the lower inner cylindrical well wall; and
a seal between the upper portion and the lower portion, wherein the upper portion, the lower portion, and the seal together form a sealed chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,511,250

SOLAR-COLLECTOR ROOFING ASSEMBLY

Solar Frame Solutions Ltd...

1. A car-park solar-collector roofing assembly comprising:a plurality of elongate spaced-apart primary support members aligned in a plane and extending in a first direction, the plurality of primary support members with a plurality of vertical support members forming a plurality of portal frames;
a plurality of elongate spaced-apart secondary support members, each secondary support member being supported by more than two portal frames and each portal frame supporting a plurality of secondary support members, the secondary support members being aligned in a plane extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and
at least one solar-energy collector panel supported by the secondary support members, so as to have a predetermined fall; and
the secondary support members including an integrally formed cable guide to hold one or more cables associated with the or each solar-energy collector panel;
wherein the secondary support members comprise Z-purlins and a bottom flange of each Z-purlin acts as the integrally formed cable-guide, the bottom flange having an upward extending portion at an outside edge thereof so that a cable-receiving channel is defined between the upward extending portion and a web of each Z-purlin, the or each solar-collector panel supported directly on an upper flange of each Z-purlin.

US Pat. No. 10,511,249

INVERTER DRIVING DEVICE, ELECTRIC BRAKE APPARATUS, AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An motor driving device configured to control driving of an inverter device that converts direct-current power supplied from a power source and outputs three-phase alternate-current power to a motor, wherein the motor driving device is configured to:detect a direct bus current flowing between the power source and the inverter device;
calculate an offset current component to be superimposed on a detected value using the detected value where current values in two phases of a three-phase alternating current, which are calculated in accordance with the detected value of the direct bus current, substantially coincide with each other;
control driving of the inverter device in accordance with a current value for which the offset current component is compensated;
detect current values in two phases, namely, a maximum phase current value and a minimum phase current value, within a single cycle of a PWM carrier frequency; and
compensate a value obtained by subtracting an absolute value of a difference between two absolute values, namely, the detected maximum phase current value and minimum phase current value, from the smaller value of the absolute values, as the offset current component.

US Pat. No. 10,511,243

OFF-GRID POWER GENERATING APPARATUS AND VECTOR CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CHONGQING HEYA TECHNOLOGY...

1. An off-grid power generating apparatus for powering an electrical load, comprising:an engine;
an alternator including:
a rotor coaxially coupled to the engine, the rotor including a plurality of symmetric phase windings;
a stator with a single phase winding configured to generate an induced voltage, the single phase winding being configured to be connected with the electrical load and the phase windings of the rotor respectively and provide an output voltage to the electrical load and an excitation voltage to the phase windings of the rotor;
a voltage sensor configured to measure an amplitude of the output voltage;
a current sensor on the stator side configured to measure an amplitude of an alternating current applied by the single phase winding of the stator to the electrical load;
a current sensor on the rotor side configured to measure an amplitude of a phase current of the rotor; and
a position sensor configured to measure an angular position of the rotor; and
an excitation control device operatively connected to the engine and the alternator, wherein the excitation control device is configured to control the induced voltage generated in the single phase winding of the stator by regulating the rotating magnetic field generated in the phase windings of the rotor; the excitation control device includes:
a first calculating element configured to calculate a load power of the electrical load at least in accordance with the measured amplitudes of the output voltage and the alternating current, and obtain a desired rotation speed of the engine at least in accordance with the calculated load power;
a second calculating element configured to calculate an operation speed of the rotor at least in accordance with the measured angular position;
a first modulating element configured to modulate a rotation speed of the engine at least in accordance with the desired rotation speed and the operation speed;
a third calculating element configured to determine a target phase current vector of the rotor at least in accordance with the measured amplitude of the output voltage;
a fourth calculating element configured to determine a slip angle and a slip ratio at least in accordance with the operation speed of the rotor;
a fifth calculating element configured to extract a phase current vector of the rotor at least in accordance with the measured amplitude of the phase current of the rotor and the slip angle;
a six calculating element configured to determine a target voltage of the rotor at least in accordance with the phase current vector and the target phase current vector of the rotor and the slip ratio; and
a second modulating element configured to generate a modulating signal at least in accordance with the target voltage of the rotor and the slip angle, and modulate a frequency and an amplitude of an excitation current in the phase windings of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,511,241

MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND PRINTER

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

4. A printer comprising:a print head configured to print along a raster direction portions of an image on a printing medium in units of a raster;
a movement mechanism that includes a stepping motor and is configured to move at least one of the printing medium and the print head so as to change a relative position between the printing medium and the print head in a direction intersecting the raster direction;
a motor driver configured to supply a drive current to the stepping motor; and
a control unit configured to control the motor driver in response to a print start instruction, the control unit controls the motor driver to start a supply of the drive current to the stepping motor in response to the print start instruction, and increase the drive current to the stepping motor from zero to a predetermined current value stepwise with an equal incremental value over a predetermined time period during which the stepping motor is in a non-rotation state, and then start outputting a drive pulse to the motor driver to accelerate the stepping motor from the non-rotation state to an operating speed during a slow-up period following the predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,511,236

PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE DRIVE CIRCUIT AND SUCTION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A piezoelectric device drive circuit applying a drive signal to a piezoelectric device, comprising:an H-bridge circuit including a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first output terminal, and a second output terminal, the first output terminal and the second output terminal being connected to the piezoelectric device;
a current detecting resistor connected between the piezoelectric device and the first output terminal;
a differential amplifier circuit receiving voltages at two ends of the current detecting resistor;
an inverting circuit having an input terminal connected to an output terminal of the differential amplifier circuit;
a first slew rate increasing circuit having an input terminal directly connected to an input terminal of the inverting circuit and an output terminal connected to the first input terminal; and
a second slew rate increasing circuit having an input terminal connected to an output terminal of the inverting circuit and an output terminal connected to the second input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,227

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell system comprising:a fuel cell;
a converter configured to convert output voltage of the fuel cell;
a current sensor comprising a preliminarily magnetized magnetic core and configured to measure current flowing in the converter from the fuel cell;
a temperature sensor configured to measure temperature of the current sensor; and
a controller configured to control the fuel cell system,
wherein the controller is configured to execute, as driving modes of the fuel cell system:
a first driving mode in which a maximum current value in a target circuit of current measurement by the current sensor is set to be lower than a current value for preliminary magnetization of the magnetic core; and
a second driving mode in which a maximum current value in the target circuit is set to be higher than the maximum current value in the target circuit in the first driving mode, and
wherein when an accumulated temperature value of the current sensor in the first driving mode has exceeded a threshold, the controller is configured to:
execute the second driving mode on a predetermined condition, and
subsequently execute the first driving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,224

BI-DIRECTIONAL MULTI-MODE CHARGE PUMP

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a capacitor;
a first pair of transistors coupled between a first node and a second node, the first pair of transistors including a shared node coupled to a first plate of the capacitor;
a second pair of transistors coupled between the first node and ground, the second pair of transistors including a shared node coupled to a second plate of the capacitor, the second pair of transistors including a transistor, the transistor including a first terminal directly coupled to the second plate of the capacitor, and the transistor including a second terminal directly coupled to the ground;
a first additional transistor coupled between the first plate of the capacitor and ground, the first additional transistor including a first terminal directly coupled to the first plate of the capacitor and a second terminal directly coupled to the ground; and
a second additional transistor coupled between the second plate of the capacitor and the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,511,223

VOLTAGE REGULATOR HAVING BOOST AND CHARGE PUMP FUNCTIONALITY

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A voltage regulator system, comprising:a boost module to boost an input voltage signal and provide a first output voltage signal on a first output node; and
a charge pump module coupled to the boost module to provide a second output voltage signal on a second output node,
wherein the boost module includes a first capacitor for providing a voltage boost function for the boost module and the charge pump module includes the first capacitor,
wherein the boost module comprises an inductor switching element provided in an IC package configured for connection to an external inductor, a diode, the first capacitor, and the charge pump module comprises switching elements provided in the IC package to control charge and pump phases in first and second modes.