US Pat. No. 10,245,006

COMPOSITION FOR ACOUSTIC-WAVE PROBE, AND SILICONE RESIN FOR ACOUSTIC-WAVE PROBE, ACOUSTIC-WAVE PROBE AND ULTRASONIC PROBE USING THE SAME, AS WELL AS DEVICE FOR MEASURING ACOUSTIC WAVE, ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSIS DEVICE, DEVICE FOR MEASURING PHOTO ACOUSTIC WAVE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An acoustic-wave probe, comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of an acoustic lens and an acoustic matching layer, which comprise a silicone resin for an acoustic-wave probe, in which a composition for an acoustic-wave probe is hardened,the composition for an acoustic-wave probe comprising a polysiloxane mixture, and wherein the polysiloxane mixture comprises: a polysiloxane having a vinyl group; a polysiloxane having at least two Si—H groups in the molecular chain thereof; and silica particles having an average primary particle size of less than 12 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,244,751

WATER TEMPERATURE AS A MEANS OF CONTROLLING KINETICS OF ONSITE GENERATED PERACIDS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A method of cleaning using an on-site generated peroxycarboxylic acid composition comprising:obtaining a peroxycarboxylic acid composition formed on-site using an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system; and
applying said peroxycarboxylic acid composition to sanitize, bleach and/or disinfect a surface in need thereof,
wherein the adjustable biocide formulator or generator system comprises:
a perhydrolysis reaction between an ester of a polyhydric alcohol and a C1 to C18 carboxylic acid, a source of alkalinity and an oxidizing agent to form the peroxycarboxylic acid composition;
an apparatus for producing the peroxycarboxylic acid composition that is insensitive to environmental temperatures of the location of the apparatus and/or one or more reagents of the perhydrolysis reaction comprising a reaction vessel and/or reaction manifold, a series of feed pumps, an outlet for dosing the peroxycarboxylic acid composition from said reaction vessel and a controller for a user- or system-inputted selection device; and
a temperature controlled mechanism for maintaining a controlled temperature of said reaction vessel and/or reaction manifold and/or one or more reagents to a temperature between about 4.4° C. to about 60° C.,
wherein said feed pumps are in fluid connection with said reaction vessel and/or reaction manifold and supply the one or more reagents to produce said peroxycarboxylic acid composition in said reaction vessel and/or reaction manifold;
wherein the said peroxycarboxylic acid composition is free of acid catalyst for the perhydrolysis reaction; and
wherein said reaction vessel and/or reaction manifold is in fluid connection with said outlet to dispense said peroxycarboxylic acid composition.
US Pat. No. 10,246,543

HYDROPHILIZED POLYDIORGANOSILOXANE VINYLIC CROSSLINKERS AND USES THEREOF

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A silicone hydrogel contact lens comprising a crosslinked polymeric material which comprises:units of a hydrophilized polydiorganosiloxane vinylic crosslinker which comprises (1) a polydiorganosiloxane polymer chain comprising dimethylsiloxane units and siloxane unit having one methyl substituent and one monovalent C4-C40 organic radical substituent having two to six hydroxyl groups, wherein the molar ratio of the hydrophilized siloxane units to the dimethylsiloxane units is from about 0.035 to about 0.15 and (2) two terminal (meth)acryloyl groups, wherein the polydiorganosiloxane vinylic crosslinker has a number average molecular weight of from about 3000 Daltons to about 80,000 Daltons;
units of a siloxane-containing vinylic monomer; and
units of at least one hydrophilic vinylic monomer,wherein the silicone hydrogel contact lens, when being fully hydrated, has an oxygen permeability (Dk) of at least about 70 barrers, a water content of from about 25% to about 70% by weight, and an elastic modulus of from about 0.2 MPa to about 1.2 MPa.
US Pat. No. 10,246,800

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING POLYESTER FABRIC FOR AIRBAG

KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a polyester fabric for an airbag, the method comprising:applying a polyester-based sizing agent to a polyester yarn;
manufacturing a textile substrate with the sizing agent-applied polyester yarn;
removing the sizing agent from the textile substrate under an alkaline condition of pH 8 to 10 to give a sizing agent-removed textile substrate; and
forming a coating layer on the sizing agent-removed textile substrate in order to enhance air-tightness,
wherein the removing the sizing agent comprises having the textile substrate pass through a scouring solution of pH 8 to 10;
wherein the scouring solution comprises
water; and
an alkaline compound, a permeating agent, an insolubilizing agent, and desizing agent, all of which are dissolved in the water; and
wherein the amount of the alkaline compound is from about 0.073 wt % to about 0.13 wt % to the total weight of the scouring solution.
US Pat. No. 10,244,753

HERBICIDAL COMPOSITION

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A herbicidal composition comprising saflufenacil and 2,4-D choline salt, wherein the weight ratio of saflufenacil to 2,4-D choline salt is from 1:0.5 to 1:100.
US Pat. No. 10,244,755

FUNGICIDAL ACTIVE COMPOUND COMBINATIONS

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

9. A method of controlling phytopathogenic fungi comprising treating a seed or a plant with a fungicide and a safener, wherein the safener is mefenpyr diethyl and wherein the fungicide is tebuconazole, wherein the mefenpyr diethyl and the tebuconazole are applied to the seed or plant in synergistic amounts, wherein the weight ratio of mefenpyr diethyl to tebuconazole is from 50:1 to 1:50.
US Pat. No. 10,245,268

TREATMENT OF ACVR1-MEDIATED DISEASES

Sierra Oncology, Inc., P...

1. A method of treating an ACVR1-mediated disease comprising administering momelotinib or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof to a patient in need thereof, wherein the ACVR1-mediated disease is selected from the group consisting of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive (FOP) and diffuse intrapontine glioma (DIPG).
US Pat. No. 10,249,879

BINDER COMPOSITION FOR SECONDARY BATTERY ELECTRODE-USE, SLURRY COMPOSITION FOR SECONDARY BATTERY ELECTRODE-USE, ELECTRODE FOR SECONDARY BATTERY-USE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR, AND SECONDARY BATTERY

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A binder composition for secondary battery electrode-use comprisinga particulate binding material and water, wherein
the particulate binding material includes a first particulate polymer having a degree of swelling of at least 450 mass % and no greater than 700 mass % and containing an aliphatic conjugated diene monomer unit and an aromatic vinyl monomer unit, and a second particulate polymer having a degree of swelling of at least 300 mass % and no greater than 400 mass % and containing a (meth)acrylic acid ester monomer unit,
wherein the degree of swelling is measured using an electrolyte solution obtained by dissolving LiPF6 with a concentration of 1.0 M in a mixed solvent of ethylene carbonate and ethyl methyl carbonate with a volume ratio of 3/7 and vinylene carbonate with a solvent ratio of 2 mass %.
US Pat. No. 10,245,272

TRANSMEMBRANE PENETRATION ENHANCER

1. A method for delivering an active agent through the skin of a patient in need thereof, said method comprising contacting the skin of said patient with a transmembrane penetration enhancer consisting of said active agent, wherein said transmembrane penetration enhancer is a thermotropic liquid crystal transmembrane penetration enhancer consisting of:1) one or a fused mixture of two or more cholesteryl esters in an amount of 90% or more; and
2) an active agent selected from the group consisting of diazepam, oxazepam, lorazepam, clonazepam, bromazepam, alprazolam, clotiazepam, clobazam, buspirone, amphetamine, methamphetamine, methylphenidate, cathine, fenfluramine, piracetam, and meclofenoxate, in an amount of 10% or less;wherein said thermotropic liquid crystal transmembrane penetration enhancer delivers said active agent through the skin of the patient when said cholesteryl esters are in a mesomorphic state.
US Pat. No. 10,244,761

METHOD OF USING CARBON NANOTUBES TO AFFECT SEED GERMINATION AND PLANT GROWTH

Board of Trustees of the ...

1. A method of enhancing growth of a plant comprising the steps of: (a) spraying a composition of matter on the stems or leaves of a plant, wherein said composition comprises water and an effective concentration of carbon nanomaterials in the range of 0.1-200 ?g/mL, wherein said carbon nanomaterials comprises single-walled nanotubes, multi-walled nanotubes, nanofibers, or fullerenes; and (b) selecting a plant having an increased number of flowers as compared to a non-treated plant.
US Pat. No. 10,244,763

ANTIBACTERIAL LAYER-ATTACHED BASE MATERIAL, ANTIBACTERIAL SHEET, RADIATION PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE, AND TOUCH PANEL

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. An antibacterial layer-attached base material comprising:a base material; and
an antibacterial layer which is disposed on at least a part of the surface of the base material,
wherein the antibacterial layer contains at least one antibacterial agent containing silver,
wherein the amount of silver ions per a unit area measured in the following extraction test is 15.8 to 40 ng/cm2,
wherein, in the extraction test, the amount of silver ions per a unit area is obtained by using a 1/500 common broth medium defined in JIS Z 2801:2010 as an extraction liquid, controlling the temperature of the extraction liquid so as to be at 35±1° C., bringing the extraction liquid into contact with the antibacterial layer in the antibacterial layer-attached base material for an hour, measuring the amount of silver ions extracted in the extraction liquid, and dividing the obtained value by the contact area of the antibacterial layer with respect to the extraction liquid; the unit of the amount of silver ions is ng; the unit of the contact area is cm2; and the unit of the amount of silver ions per a unit area is ng/cm2,
wherein the antibacterial layer is formed by subjecting a curable composition containing at least a monomer having a polyoxyalkylene group and a polymerizable group and the antibacterial agent to a curing treatment,
wherein the mass percentage of the antibacterial agent with respect to the mass of the total solid content of components of the cured material in the antibacterial layer is between 0.5% and 2.0%,
wherein the antibacterial layer in the form of a film with a thickness of 4.0 ?m to 5.0 ?m, and
wherein the water contact angle is between 20° and 25°.
US Pat. No. 10,244,764

GREEN PLANTS TREATED WITH TIO2 TO REMOVE CONTAMINANTS IN AIR

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Fais...

1. A method of reducing contaminants in air, comprising:applying a titanium dioxide-containing growth media to at least one of a root, stem, and leaf of a Myrtus communis plant, and growing the Myrtus communis plant, wherein the growth media is a liquid growth media, a gel growth media, or both to form a titanium dioxide-containing Myrtus communis plant;
exposing the titanium dioxide-containing Myrtus communis plant to contaminant-containing air comprising at least one contaminant selected from the group consisting of CO2, SO2, formaldehyde, CO, benzene, toluene, xylene, and ethyl benzene, wherein a contaminant concentration in the contaminant-containing air is reduced by 10% to 98% relative to a contaminant concentration in the contaminant-containing air prior to the exposing.
US Pat. No. 10,244,765

INHIBITING OR REDUCING FUNGAL GROWTH

Georgia State University ...

1. A method for inhibiting or reducing fungal growth in grain, comprising exposing the grain to a composition comprising one or more bacteria, wherein the one or more bacteria are selected from the group consisting of Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253, Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96622, Rhodococcus erythropolis, and combinations thereof, and wherein the one or more bacteria are provided in a quantity sufficient to inhibit or reduce fungal growth on the grain.
US Pat. No. 10,245,789

HYBRID COMPONENT PART COMPRISING A LOCAL STIFFENING COMPOSED OF A TWO-STAGE-CROSSLINKED POLYURETHANE-BASED FIBRE COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. Process for producing a hybrid component part comprising the steps of:a) providing a reactive composition at least comprising:
at least one hardener which is a uretdione having an NCO functionality of at least two,
at least one binder which is a polyol compound having an OH functionality of 3 to 6 and which comprises at least one polar functional group selected from an ester, carbonate, amide, urethane, urea, thioester or thiocarbonate functionality;
b) providing fibres;
c) coating the fibres with the reactive composition;
d) exposing at least the reactive composition to heat to perform a first crosslinking reaction in the course of which hardener and binder are converted into a thermoplastic polymer, thus embedding the fibres into the thermoplastic polymer;
e) providing a metallic main body or a semifinished precursor thereof;
f) placing the thermoplastic polymer comprising the fibres embedded therein onto a localized area of the main body/semifinished precursor thereof;
g) pressing the thermoplastic polymer onto the main body/semifinished precursor thereof so that the fibres adhere to the main body/semifinished precursor thereof via the thermoplastic polymer;
h) forming the semifinished precursor comprising the thermoplastic polymer adherent thereto to afford the metallic main body provided that only a semifinished precursor of the main body was provided in step e);
i) exposing at least the thermoplastic polymer to heat to perform a second crosslinking reaction in the course of which the thermoplastic polymer is converted to a thermoset polymer;
k) obtaining the hybrid component part comprising at least the metallic main body provided with at least one local stiffening composed of a fibre composite material, wherein the fibre composite material comprises a matrix formed from the thermoset polymer and the fibres embedded therein,
wherein the thermoplastic polymer comprising the fibres embedded therein is provided in layerwise fashion, in that the layers are compressed to afford a stack in the absence of the main body/the semifinished precursor thereof and in that the sequence of steps f) and q) is effected by placing and pressing the stack onto the main body/the semifinished precursor thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,245,279

USE OF IMMOBILIZATION PARTICLES FOR REMOVAL OF MICROORGANISMS AND/OR CHEMICALS

NuBiome, Inc., Mountain ...

1. A method for immobilizing a target microorganism or target chemical found in a gastrointestinal tract of a mammal, the method comprising:introducing into a gastrointestinal tract of the mammal an immobilization particle comprising a flat substrate, one or more further structures disposed on one side of the flat substrate, and immobilization molecules attached to one or more portions of the one side of the flat substrate and not to the one or more further structures, which immobilization molecules being capable of attaching to the target microorganism or the target chemical; and
wherein the one or more further structures comprise columns having a height in a range from about 0.01 microns to about 500 microns and being spaced apart in a range from about 0.1 microns to about 500 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,245,281

GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS

Agency for Science, Techn...


following digestion with heparin lyases I, II and III and then subjecting the resulting disaccharide fragments to capillary electrophoresis analysis; and
HS7 is heparin-free and provides high activating affinity for VEGF.
US Pat. No. 10,246,817

TREATMENT OF A FABRIC ARTICLE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A method of treating a fabric article so that it is imparted with a characteristic smell normally associated with fabric articles that have been exposed to natural sunlight, the method comprising:positioning a fabric article to be treated in an enclosure,
irradiating, by one or more ultraviolet lamps under control of a controller, said fabric article positioned in said enclosure with ultraviolet light with a wavelength of between 280 nm and 320 nm for a first time period, and
irradiating, by said one or more ultraviolet lamps under control of said controller, said fabric article positioned in said enclosure with ultraviolet light with a wavelength of between 320 nm and 400 nm for a second time period,
distributing charged particles via an ion generator situated an exit region of the enclosure causing surrounding air passing out of the enclosure at said exit region to become charged,
switching off the ultraviolet light once a required radiant exposure is achieved to impart said characteristic smell,
wherein said combined irradiation subjects said fabric article to a predetermined radiant exposure in a particular time order for a first and second specified time interval,
wherein the interior of the enclosure comprises a plurality of UV-reflective surfaces that have a UV-reflectivity of 80% or more, and
wherein the intensity ratio between ultraviolet light with a wavelength between 280 nm and 320 nm and ultraviolet light with a wavelength between 320 nm and 400 nm, is between 1:4 and 1:30
wherein said overall predetermined radiant exposure is at least 18 kJ/m2.
US Pat. No. 10,244,770

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DRIED FOOD

NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO....

1. A method for producing meat-based dried food that is to be reconstituted by pouring hot or cold water thereto before eating, comprising;processing a meat with superheated steam;
adding additional moisture to the meat processed with superheated steam;
freezing the moisture-added meat; and
drying the frozen meat under reduced pressure.
US Pat. No. 10,245,282

COMPOSITIONS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

MARY KAY INC., Addison, ...

1. A method of treating erythemic skin of a human in need thereof, the method comprising topically applying to the erythemic skin of said human in need thereof a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of:(a) hydrolyzed algin;
(b) escin;
(c) Ruscus aculeatus root extract;
(d) ammonium glycyrrhizate;
(e) Centella asiatica extract;
(f) hydrolyzed yeast protein; and
(g) Calendula officinalis flower extract.
US Pat. No. 10,246,818

COATED NON-WOVEN FABRICS FROM INORGANIC FIBERS AND FUNCTIONAL, DECORATIVE LAYERS FOR FLOOR COVERINGS, CEILING COVERINGS AND WALL COVERINGS MANUFACTURED THEREFROM

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A method for the production of a coated non-woven fabric, the method comprising:supplying a non-woven fabric made of inorganic fibers, the non-woven fabric having a thickness of at least 0.2 mm;
producing a first coating through application of a first suspension comprising a plurality of first particles, the plurality of first particles having a median particle size between 50 and 100 ?m; and
producing a second coating onto the first coating through application of a second suspension comprising a plurality of second particles, the plurality of second particles having a particle size D90 smaller than 20 ?m;
wherein:
the first coating is produced by means of forceless application methods,
the first suspension comprises a plurality of third particles,
the third particles have an aspect ratio of more than 100:1, and
the third particles are platelet-shaped.
US Pat. No. 10,244,771

NON-CRISPR-MEDIATED PHAGE RESISTANT STREPTOCOCCUS THERMOPHILUS

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A method for the isolation of bacteriophage-insensitive mutants from a Streptococcus thermophilus parent strain comprising:a. inactivating the CRISPR resistance mechanism of the parent strain;
b. exposing the parent strain obtained in step a. to a bacteriophage to obtain bacteriophage insensitive mutants;
c. isolating the bacteriophage insensitive mutants;
d. comparing the CRISPR loci of the parent strain with the CRISPR loci of the bacteriophage insensitive mutants; and
e. selecting bacteriophage-insensitive mutants of which the CRISPR loci is identical to the CRISPR loci of the parent strain.
US Pat. No. 10,245,283

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS TO AFFECT SKIN IRRITATION

ALUMEND, LLC, Sioux Fall...

1. A sunscreen composition comprising: (a) at least one sunscreen agent that causes skin irritation and/or skin inflammation and/or IL-1? secretion, and (b) at least one chitosan covalently modified with an octane sulfonic acid via a sulfonamide linkage, wherein the composition provides a reduction in skin irritation and/or a reduction in skin inflammation and/or a reduction in irritant-induced IL-1? secretion after contact with the composition compared with a control composition comprising the sunscreen agent but not the chitosan.
US Pat. No. 10,245,795

COAGULANT AND TIRE PUNCTURE REPAIR KIT

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A tire puncture repair kit comprising: a coagulant comprising an ?-starch and a dextrin having a weight average molecular weight of 3,000 to 50,000; and a tire puncture repair liquid.
US Pat. No. 10,246,819

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REVERSIBLY DYEING SOFT CONTACT LENSES AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION THEREFROM

1. A method for examining an eye via a hydrogel or silicon hydrogel substrate, comprising:a) immersing a hydrogel or silicon hydrogel substrate in a saline solution outside the eye, wherein the hydrogel or silicon hydrogel substrate has a non-dyed appearance, wherein the hydrogel or silicon hydrogel substrate is a soft contact lens;
b) adding a dye to the saline solution to produce a combination solution;
c) allowing the hydrogel or silicon hydrogel substrate to remain in the combination solution for an amount of time at a temperature from about 60.degree. F. to about 82.degree. F., wherein the dye does not print color into any part of the soft contact lens matrix; and
d) examining the internal and external pathology of an eye by placing on the cornea of the eye the reversibly dyed contact lens and illuminating the inside and the outside of the eye with ultraviolet radiation, removing the ultraviolet radiation and examining the retina, sclera and surrounding tissues of the eye for a corneal abrasion or for a small particle in the eye via a luminescent radiation stored only in the contact lens.
US Pat. No. 10,245,284

GRANULAR COMPOSITION FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION

ALPEX PHARMA S.A., Mezzo...

1. A granular composition in the form of an oral suspension in water comprisinga non soluble resin selected from the group consisting of Sevelamer carbonate, Sevelamer hydrochloride, and Cholestyramine, and
a highly porous silica gel having a mesoporous structure,
wherein the highly porous silica gel is in the range of 0.1%-5% (w/w).
US Pat. No. 10,246,821

IN-LINE DIGITAL PRINTING SYSTEM FOR TEXTILE MATERIALS

Kornit Digital Ltd., Ros...

1. A digital inkjet printing system for digitally printing an image onto a substrate, comprising at least one inkjet printhead for applying a digital ink, and at least one applicator for applying a base application, said digital ink and said base application being kept separate from each other until discharged toward or upon a receiving surface of the substrate, wherein said base application comprises:between about 30% to about 70% by weight of an aqueous acrylic latex material;
between about 2.5% to about 20% by weight of one or more acrylic resin dispersions;
between about 5% to about 20% by weight of one or more coalescing agents; and
between about 0 to about 40% by weight of a pigment dispersion, said one or more acrylic resins are separate from said latex material, and said acrylic latex material is characterized by a minimum film-forming temperature that ranges from ?10° C. to 50° C.
US Pat. No. 10,245,286

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING ANGIOGENESIS AND VASCULOGENESIS

SanBio, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method for treating an ischemic disorder in a subject, wherein the ischemic disorder occurs outside the central nervous system, the method comprising:administering, to a site of ischemic disorder in the subject that is outside the central nervous system, a therapeutically effective amount of cells, wherein the cells are made by a method comprising:
(a) providing a culture of mesenchymal stem cells,
(b) contacting the cell culture of step (a) with a polynucleotide comprising sequences encoding a Notch intracellular domain (NICD) wherein said polynucleotide does not encode a full-length Notch protein,
(c) selecting cells that comprise the polynucleotide of step (b), and
(d) further culturing the selected cells of step (c) in the absence of selection and in the absence of trophic factors;
wherein the cells produce angiogenin, angiopoietin-2 (ANG-2) and heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF) at higher levels than do the mesenchymal stem cells of step (a).
US Pat. No. 10,245,287

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BACTERIAL STRAINS

4D Pharma Research Limite...

1. A pharmaceutical composition that comprises:a bacteria strain that comprises a 16s rRNA gene sequence with at least 99.5% sequence identity to the polynucleotide of SEQ ID NO:2, wherein the sequence identity is determined by the Smith-Waterman homology search algorithm using an affine gap search with a gap open penalty of 12 and a gap extension penalty of 2, and a BLOSUM matrix of 62; and
a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, diluent, or carrier;
wherein said bacteria strain has a carbohydrate fermentation profile that comprises:
(i) a positive fermentation of at least one of: L-arabinose and D-xylose; and
(ii) an intermediate fermentation of Methyl-?D-glycopyranoside;
and wherein said bacteria strain is lyophilized.
US Pat. No. 10,244,776

GRANULATED FEED PHOSPHATE COMPOSITION INCLUDING FEED ENZYMES

The Mosaic Company, Plym...

1. A method of preparing a granular phosphate additive to be added as a component in an animal feed formulation, the method comprising:forming a slurry of a phosphate source, wherein the phosphate source has a phosphorous content of at least 18%; and
co-granulating the slurry with a feed enzyme to form a plurality of granules, each of the plurality of granules containing the feed enzyme.
US Pat. No. 10,245,288

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF DEVELOPING NASH IN AN INDIVIDUAL DIAGNOSED WITH NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

1. A method for reducing the likelihood of developing non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in an individual diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, comprising: providing in the gut of an individual a population of beneficial bacteria selected from the group consisting of Lactobacillus species; administering at least 6 grams per day of fiber to the individual to maintain a therapeutically effective amount of the beneficial bacteria in the gut of the individual; and inhibiting monoacylglycerolacyltransferase-3 (MGAT3) synthesis in the individual to lower triacylglycerol (TAG) production.
US Pat. No. 10,246,570

THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION HAVING EXCELLENT LIGHT STABILITY AT HIGH TEMPERATURE

Lotte Advanced Materials ...

1. A thermoplastic resin composition that can have light stability at a high temperature comprising: (A) a polyester resin prepared by polycondensation of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid component and a diol component including an alicyclic diol; (B) a white pigment; and (C) a sodium phosphate salt, wherein the composition includes sodium in an amount of about 0.01 to about 3 wt % based on the total weight of the composition, wherein a molded product prepared from the composition has an initial reflectance measured at a wavelength of about 450 nm using a colorimeter of about 90% or more, and a reflection decrease rate measured after exposure to a white light emitting diode (LED) light source at 105° C. for 500 hours of less than about 30%.
US Pat. No. 10,245,547

SULFUR REMOVAL SYSTEM

King Fahd University of P...

1. A sulfur removal system, comprising:a first reactor comprising
a first vessel having a first internal cavity with a first adsorbent bed that contains a first adsorbent,
a first inlet located proximal to a bottom of the first vessel, and
a first outlet located proximal to a top of the first vessel;
wherein the first reactor is a fluidized-bed reactor; and
a second reactor comprising
a second vessel having a second inlet, a second outlet, and a second internal cavity with a second adsorbent bed that contains a second adsorbent,
wherein the first and the second adsorbents comprise cobalt and copper on an activated carbon support,
wherein the first adsorbent bed has a cross-sectional area that is substantially the same as a cross-sectional area of the first vessel, and
wherein the second inlet is fluidly connected to the first outlet via a connecting line.
US Pat. No. 10,246,572

FOAMABLE FLUOROPOLYMER COMPOSITIONS

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. A foamable thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising:at least one melt-processible fluoropolymer [polymer (A)]; and
at least one perfluoroalkoxysulphonic derivative selected from the following compounds:
CF3—(CF2)w—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Zp+)1/p  (i)
wherein w is an integer from 1 to 3, Z is NH4 or an alkaline or alkali-earth metal cation, and
p is the valence of the cation Z;
CF3—(CF2)w?OCF2CF2—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Zp+)1/p  (ii)
wherein w? is an integer from 0 to 2, Z is NH4 or an alkaline or alkali-earth metal cation, and
p is the valence of the cation Z; and
CF3—(CF2)q—(OCF2CFXF)r—OCF2CF2—SO3?(Zp+)1/p  (iii)
wherein q and r are each independently an integer from 1 to 3, XF is F or CF3, Z is NH4 or an alkaline or alkali-earth metal cation, and p is the valence of the cation Z.
US Pat. No. 10,245,293

PET FOOD SUPPLEMENT

Vetnique Labs LLC, Naper...

1. A method of treatment or prevention of anal gland disease, the method comprising administering to a subject in need of such treatment an effective amount of one or more compositions comprising (1) a probiotic, a prebiotic, or both, (2) a fiber source, and (3) an anti-inflammatory agent selected from the group consisting of fish oil, bioflavonoid, bromelain, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, L-glutathione, selenium, resveratrol, papain, flax seed oil, curcumin, ginger, alpha lipoic acid, zinc, quercetin, and a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,244,782

SWEETENER COMPOSITIONS AND FOODS, BEVERAGES, AND CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS MADE THEREOF

DOUXMATOK LTD, Tel-Aviv ...

1. A sweetener composition comprising one or more sweetener carbohydrates, wherein the one or more sweetener carbohydrates are selected from the group consisting of sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, lactose, high fructose corn syrup, high maltose corn syrup, and a combination thereof, and 0.05-4% carrier compound weight/weight relative to a sum of total sweetener carbohydrate; wherein the sweetener composition is made by mixing the one or more sweetener carbohydrates with a carrier compound precursor and a catalyst such that a reaction between the carrier compound precursor and the catalyst occurs in the presence of the one or more sweetener carbohydrates to form the sweetener composition; wherein the sweetener composition has enhanced sweetness compared to a control composition; wherein the carrier compound is silica; and wherein the control composition consists of the same contents by identity and quantity as the one or more sweetener carbohydrates.
US Pat. No. 10,246,576

SULFUR-CROSSLINKABLE RUBBER MIXTURE AND MOTOR VEHICLE TIRES

Continental Reifen Deutsc...

1. A sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture comprising:from 40 to 100 phr of at least one natural and/or synthetic polyisoprene;
15 phr or more of at least one hydrocarbon resin which is built up to the extent of 50 to 100 wt. % from aliphatic C5 monomers and to the extent of 0 to 50 wt. % from further monomers, wherein the hydrocarbon resin according to formula I) has a Q of from 0.015 [° C.·mol/g] to 0.050 [° C.·mol/g], wherein formula I) is defined as Q=softening point [° C.]/centrifuge average Mc [g/mol]; and,
70 to 250 phr of at least one silica;wherein, after vulcanization, the sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture has an elongation at break of from 651% to 722% at room temperature, in accordance with DIN 53 504.
US Pat. No. 10,245,297

INHIBITORS OF MITOCHONDRIAL FISSION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A peptide consisting of (i) YGRKKRRQRRR (SEQ ID NO: 31), (ii) GG and (iii) DLLPRGS (SEQ ID NO: 12) attached in the order (i), (ii), and (iii) from amino terminus to carboxyl terminus, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the carboxyl terminus of the peptide or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof is optionally chemically modified by amidation.
US Pat. No. 10,246,577

TIRE PROVIDED WITH A TREAD COMPRISING A RUBBER COMPOSITION INCLUDING A THERMOPLASTIC RESIN OF POLY(METHYL METHACRYLATE)

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A tire provided with a tread comprising a rubber composition based on at least one diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a crosslinking system and a polymethyl methacrylate thermoplastic resin, the polymethyl methacrylate thermoplastic resin exhibiting a Vicat softening point, measured according to Standard ISO 306: 2013 B50, within a range extending from 60° C. to 100° C.
US Pat. No. 10,245,299

AUTOASSEMBLING PEPTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY BULLA

3-D Matrix, Ltd., Tokyo ...

1. A method of treating a pulmonary bulla in a subject, comprising:introducing a delivery device to a target area of the pulmonary bulla of the subject;
positioning an end of the delivery device in the target area in which a treatment of the pulmonary bulla is desired;
administering, through the delivery device, a solution comprising an amphiphilic self-assembling peptide comprising between about 7 amino acids and 32 amino acids in an effective amount and in an effective concentration to the target area to form a hydrogel barrier under physiological conditions of the target area to treat the pulmonary bulla;
removing the delivery device from the target area; and
collapsing the pulmonary bulla prior or subsequent to administering the solution.
US Pat. No. 10,245,811

SURFACE-PROTECTING FILM

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A surface protective film, comprising:a polyolefin-based substrate layer and
a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer,
wherein:
the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer comprises:
a styrene-based elastomer,
an acrylic-based pressure-sensitive adhesive, and
a tackifier, and
in the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer,
the styrene-based elastomer is blended in an amount of not less than 50% by mass but not more than 90% by mass based on the total amount of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer,
the acrylic-based pressure-sensitive adhesive is blended in an amount of not less than 1% by mass but not more than 40% by mass based on the total amount of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and
the tackifier is blended in an amount of not less than 1% by mass but not more than 49% by mass based on the total amount of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer,
the acrylic-based pressure-sensitive adhesive comprises, as a constituent, a polymer of a structure represented by formula (3),
[C-D-C]n  (3),
wherein C represents a polymer block C,
D represents a polymer block D, and
n represents an integer of 1 to 3,
the polymer block C is a polymer block composed of continuous methacrylic ester units, and
the polymer block D is a polymer block composed of continuous acrylic ester units.
US Pat. No. 10,246,579

THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYETHYLENE, MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

AUTONEUM MANAGEMENT AG, ...

1. A thermoplastic composition, comprising:from 10 to 50% by weight of a combination of at least one first ethylene polymer, at least one second ethylene polymer, and at least one third ethylene polymer,
wherein the first ethylene polymer has the following properties:
a density in the range of 0.87 g/cm3 to 0.90 g/cm3;
a melt flow index in the range of 0.3 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min; and
a flexural modulus in the range of 5 MPa to 60 MPa;
wherein the second ethylene polymer has the following properties:
a density in the range of 0.90 g/cm3 to 0.92 g/cm3;
a melt flow index in the range of 0.3 g/10 min to 10 g/10 min; and
a flexural modulus which is higher than that of the first ethylene polymer; and
wherein the third ethylene polymer has the following properties:
a density in the range of 0.92 g/cm3 to 0.97 g/cm3; and
a melt flow index in the range of 15 g/10 min to 100 g/10 min;
from 35 to about 90% by weight of inorganic particles as filler; and
from 0.05 to 20% by weight of a liquid (at 23° C.) which acts as a plasticizer for at least one of the at least one first ethylene polymer, the at least one second ethylene polymer, and the at least one third ethylene polymer; and
wherein each density is determined according to ASTM D792, each melt flow index is determined according to ASTM D1238, at 190° C. and 2.16 kg, and each flexural modulus is determined according to ASTM D790.
US Pat. No. 10,249,396

METHOD FOR THE TREATMENT OF AN AQUEOUS NITRIC SOLUTION RESULTING FROM DISSOLVING SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL, SAID METHOD BEING PERFORMED IN A SINGLE CYCLE AND WITHOUT REQUIRING ANY OPERATION INVOLVING REDUCTIVE STRIPPING OF PLUTONIUM

ORANO CYCLE, Courbevoie ...

1. A method for processing in one cycle an aqueous solution resulting from a dissolution of a spent nuclear fuel in nitric acid, the aqueous solution comprising uranium, plutonium, americium, curium and fission products including technetium, the cycle comprising:a) a co-extraction of uranium and plutonium from the aqueous solution, the co-extraction comprising at least one contacting, in an extractor, of the aqueous solution with a first organic solution comprising from 1 mol/L to 2 mol/L of N,N-di(2-ethylhexyl)-3,3-dimethylbutanamide or a mixture of N,N-di(2-ethylhexyl)-isobutanamide and N,N-di(2-ethylhexyl)-n-butanamide as extractant, in solution in an organic diluent, followed by a separation of the aqueous solution from the organic solution;
b) a decontamination of the organic solution resulting from a) with respect to americium, curium and fission products, the decontamination comprising at least one contacting, in an extractor, of the organic solution resulting from a) with an aqueous solution comprising from 0.5 mol/L to 6 mol/L of nitric acid, followed by a separation of the organic solution from the aqueous solution;
c) a partitioning of the uranium and plutonium contained in the organic solution resulting from b) into an aqueous solution and an organic solution, the aqueous solution comprising either plutonium without uranium, or a mixture of plutonium and uranium, and the organic solution comprising uranium without plutonium, the partitioning comprising:
c1) a stripping of plutonium, in oxidation state +IV, and of a fraction of uranium from the organic solution resulting from b), the stripping comprising at least one contacting, in an extractor, of the organic solution resulting from b) with an aqueous solution comprising from 0.1 mol/L to 0.5 mol/L of nitric acid, followed by a separation of the organic solution from the aqueous solution;
c2) an extraction of all or part of the uranium fraction contained in the aqueous solution resulting from c1), the extraction comprising at least one contacting, in an extractor, of the aqueous solution resulting from c1) with a second organic solution identical to the first organic solution, followed by a separation of the aqueous solution from the second organic solution;
d) a decontamination of the organic solution resulting from c1) with respect to technetium, the decontamination comprising:
d1) a stripping of technetium, in oxidation state +IV, from the organic solution resulting from c1), the stripping comprising at least one contacting, in an extractor, of the organic solution resulting from c1) with an aqueous solution comprising from 0.1 mol/L to 3 mol/L of nitric acid and at least one reducing agent capable of reducing technetium from oxidation state +VII to oxidation state +IV, or a complexing agent capable of stabilising technetium in aqueous phase, followed by a separation of the organic solution from the aqueous solution;
d2) an extraction of the uranium fraction contained in the aqueous solution resulting from d1), the extraction comprising at least one contacting, in an extractor, of the aqueous solution resulting from d1) with a third organic solution identical to the first organic solution, followed by a separation of the aqueous solution from the third organic solution;
e) a stripping of uranium from the organic solution resulting from d1), the stripping comprising at least one contacting, in an extractor, of the organic solution resulting from di) with an aqueous solution comprising no more than 0.05 mol/L of nitric acid, followed by a separation of the organic solution from the aqueous solution; and
f) a regeneration of the organic solution resulting from e);whereby a first and second aqueous solution are obtained, decontaminated with respect to americium, curium and fission products including technetium, the first aqueous solution comprising plutonium without uranium or a mixture of plutonium and uranium, and the second aqueous solution comprising uranium without plutonium.
US Pat. No. 10,246,580

THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER MASTERBATCH

Dow Silicones Corporation...

1. A process for increasing the scratch resistance of a composition comprising a thermoplastic organic polymer (P), the process comprising the steps of:(I) reactively mixing a thermoplastic organic polymer (A) and an organopolysiloxane (B) at a temperature at which the thermoplastic organic polymer (A) and the organopolysiloxane (B) are in liquid phases to form a masterbatch,
wherein the organopolysiloxane (B) contains at least one functionality capable of reacting with the thermoplastic organic polymer (A) so that a copolymer of components (A) and (B) is formed in the masterbatch during the reactive mixing; and
(II) mixing the masterbatch with the composition comprising thermoplastic organic polymer (P);
wherein the thermoplastic organic polymer (P) is selected from the group consisting of polypropylene homopolymer, polypropylene copolymer comprising propylene units, polyethylene homopolymer, a copolymer comprising polyethylene units, and mixtures thereof; and
wherein the organopolysiloxane (B) is the only organopolysiloxane added in the process.
US Pat. No. 10,245,301

GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. A method of treatment of injury or disease, the method comprising administering, to an individual in need thereof, a therapeutically effective amount of an isolated or substantially purified heparan sulphate composition comprising a heparan sulphate component, wherein the heparan sulphate component is at least 97% HS/BMP2 which is capable of specific binding to SEQ ID NO:1 or 6, and to BMP2, and which is obtained by a method comprising:(i) providing a solid support having polypeptide molecules adhered to the support, wherein the polypeptide consists of the amino acid sequence QAKHKQRKRLKSSCKRHP [SEQ ID NO:1] or QAKHKQRKRLKSSCKRH [SEQ ID NO:6];
(ii) contacting the polypeptide molecules with a heparan sulphate fraction obtained from mammalian tissue or extracellular matrix such that polypeptide-heparan sulphate complexes are allowed to form;
(iii) partitioning polypeptide-heparan sulphate complexes from the remainder of the mixture;
(iv) dissociating the heparan sulphate from the polypeptide-heparan sulphate complexes by disrupting the polypeptide-heparan sulphate complexes; and
(v) collecting the dissociated heparan sulphate; wherein the method comprises the repair and/or regeneration of bone.
US Pat. No. 10,245,302

FIBRONECTIN BASED SCAFFOLD DOMAIN PROTEINS THAT BIND TO MYOSTATIN

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMP...

1. A nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide comprising a fibronectin type III tenth (10Fn3) domain which binds to myostatin and (i) comprises AB, BC, CD, DE, EF, and FG loops, wherein at least one loop of the BC, DE, and FG loops of the 10Fn3 domain has 0, 1, 2, or 3 amino acid substitutions relative to the respective BC, DE, and FG loops of SEQ ID NOs: 34, 39, and 75.
US Pat. No. 10,246,582

RESIN COMPOSITION AND RESIN MOLDED ARTICLE

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A resin composition comprising a cycloolefin resin and at least two hydrogenated styrene-based thermoplastic elastomers,wherein a content of the cycloolefin resin is 50 to 90 wt % based on a total amount of the cycloolefin resin and the hydrogenated styrene-based thermoplastic elastomers, and
a melt volume rate of the resin composition at 260° C. is higher than that of the cycloolefin resin at 260° C.
US Pat. No. 10,246,838

HIGH IMPACT JOINT AND CRACK FILLERS

1. A joint and crack filler composition comprising:a rubber aggregate comprising a tri-blend aggregate comprising a mixture of large shreds of rubber, small shreds of rubber, and fine pieces of rubber; and
a binder comprising a resin and a hardener,
wherein:
the large shreds of rubber have a length of from about ½ to about ¾ inch and a width of about 1/16 inch;
the small shreds of rubber have a length of from about ? to about ¼ inch and a width of about 1/16 inch; and
the fine pieces have a US sieve size of from about 60 to 120.
US Pat. No. 10,245,559

NANOFILTRATION MEMBRANES AND METHODS OF USE

Novomer, Inc., Boston, M...

1. A method of removing catalyst from a process of carbonylating epoxide, comprising:a) contacting epoxide with carbon monoxide in the presence of a homogenous carbonylation catalyst to provide a process stream comprising beta lactone and the homogenous catalyst;
b) flowing the process stream over a nanofiltration membrane to provide a permeate stream comprising beta lactone and a retentate stream comprising homogenous catalyst; and
c) returning the retentate stream to step (a),wherein the concentration of the catalyst in the retentate stream is higher than the catalyst concentration in the permeate stream, andwherein the nanofiltration membrane comprises a polysiloxane polymer, wherein the polysiloxane polymer is treated with a reagent reactive toward —OH groups.
US Pat. No. 10,245,304

TREATMENT OF ALPHA-GALACTOSIDASE A DEFICIENCY

SHIRE HUMAN GENETIC THERA...

1. A kit for the treatment of ?-Gal A deficiency, comprising: (a) a human ?-Gal A glycoprotein preparation; and (b) instructions to administer the preparation to a subject in need thereof, wherein the serum clearance of the ?-Gal A preparation from subject's circulation is less than 4 mL/min/kg on the linear portion of the AUC vs. dose curve, wherein the ?-Gal A glycoprotein preparation has the following four characteristics:(1) has less than 35% tri- and tetra-sialylated glycans combined;
(2) has greater than 50% complex glycans;
(3) has less than 45% phosphorylated glycans; and
(4) has a ratio of sialylated glycans to phosphorylated glycans greater than 1.
US Pat. No. 10,245,817

METHOD OF LAMINATING ABSORBABLE SEMI-CRYSTALLINE POLYMERIC FILMS

Ethicon, Inc., Somervill...

1. A method of making a laminated medical device construct, comprising:a) extruding a polymer film having a semi-crystalline structure and a melting point temperature of 140° or higher, a glass transition temperature below 25° C., and a crystallinity, said polymer film being crystallizable at room/ambient conditions;
b) laminating the polymer film directly to a substrate, said substrate being thermally sensitive and polymeric, to form the laminated medical device construct by conducting a thermal/pressure laminating step within about 10 minutes after the polymer film has been extruded wherein the polymer film has a crystallinity of about 10% or less in order to laminate said polymer film onto a substrate at a temperature of about 120° C. or lower, wherein the substrate is not damaged and the polymer film is effectively laminated to the substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,246,585

POLYORGANOSILOXANE-CONTAINING GRAFT COPOLYMER, THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION, AND MOLDED PRODUCT

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer, which provides a molded product having the following properties described in (1) to (3):(1) a Charpy impact strength at ?30° C. of 20 kJ/m2 or more,
(2) a L* value of 8 or less, and
(3) a flame retardance of V1 or V0;wherein the Charpy impact strength, the L* value, and the flame retardance are measured under the following conditions:preparing test piece 1, test piece 2, and test piece 3, respectively, according to the following manufacturing conditions:manufacturing conditions of the test piece 1 and the test piece 2:
(a) the polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer is 3 parts by mass,
(b) an aromatic polycarbonate resin having a viscosity-average molecular weight of 24,000 is 97 parts by mass,
(c) n-octadecyl-3-(3?,5?-di-tert-butyl-4?-hydroxyphenyl)propionate is 0.1 parts by mass,
(d) tris(2,4-di-tert-butylphenyl)phosphite is 0.1 parts by mass, and
(e) carbon black is 0.1 parts by mass,
where the materials (a) to (e) are prepared, mixed and extruded under a conditions of a screw rotation speed of 150 rpm via a devolatilizing extruder heated to a roller temperature of 280° C. to obtain particles, which are then molded via a 100 t injection molding machine under conditions of a barrel temperature of 280° C. and a mold temperature of 90° C. to obtain the test piece 1 (length: 80 mm, width: 10 mm, thickness: 4 mm, with a V-notch) and the test piece 2 (length: 100 mm, width: 50 mm, thickness: 2 mm);
manufacturing conditions of test piece 3:
(a) the polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer is 5 parts by mass,
(b) an aromatic polycarbonate resin having a viscosity-average molecular weight of 24,000 is 90 parts by mass,
(e) carbon black is 0.1 parts by mass,
(f) flame retardant [(CH3)2C6H3O]2P(O)OC6H4OP(O)[OC6H3(CH3)2]2 is 5 parts by mass,
(g) a polytetrafluoroethylene-containing powder is 1 part by mass,
where the materials (a), (b), (e), (f), and (g) are prepared, mixed and extruded under a conditions of a screw rotation speed of 150 rpm via a devolatilizing extruder heated to a roller temperature of 280° C. to obtain particles, which are then molded via a 100 t injection molding machine under conditions of a barrel temperature of 280° C. and a mold temperature of 90° C. to obtain the test piece 3 (length: 127 mm, width: 12.7 mm, thickness: 1.6 mm);
measurement conditions of Charpy impact strength:
measure the Charpy impact strength of the test piece 1 placed in an environment of ?30° C. for 12 hours or more according to a method of International Standard Organization 179;
measurement conditions of L* value:
measure tristimulus values (XYZ) of the test piece 2 according to the measurement conditions of Japanese Industrial Standard Z8722, and then calculate a L* value using an International Commission on Illumination color difference formula,
where the measurement is conducted on a spectroscopic colorimeter using a method of after-sample light splitting of 0° to 45°, with a measurement range of 380 nm to 780 nm, and a C light (2° field of view) as a measurement light source;
measurement conditions of flame retardance:
measure the flame retardance of the test piece 3 according to UL-94V (vertical flame test).
US Pat. No. 10,246,586

LIGHT-RESISTANCE IMPROVER

DAICEL-EVONIK LTD., Toky...

1. A method for improving the light resistance of a non-fluorinated thermoplastic resin, which comprises adding a light-resistance improver comprising a fluorine-containing resin to a non-fluorinated thermoplastic resin,wherein the light-resistance improver forms a dispersed phase having an average particle diameter of 0.01 to 2 ?m and an average interparticle distance of the dispersed phase is not more than 5 ?m,
wherein the non-fluorinated thermoplastic resin comprises at least one member selected from the group consisting of an aromatic polyamide, a liquid crystal polyester, and an aromatic polyetherketone resin,
wherein the fluorine-containing resin comprises a tetrafluoroethylene copolymer and does not include a polytetrafluoroethylene, and
the ratio of the fluorine-containing resin relative to 100 parts by weight of the non-fluorinated thermoplastic resin is 10 to 20 parts by weight.
US Pat. No. 10,246,587

TRANSPARENT POLYAMIDE-BASED COMPOSITION COMPRISING GLASS AS FILLER

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A polyamide-based transparent composition comprising:from 5.0 to 30.0% by weight of semicrystalline polyamide, wherein the semicrystalline polyamide is chosen from: PA 4.10, PA 6, PA 6.6, PA 4.6, PA 6.10, PA 6.12, PA 11, PA 12, PA 9.10, PA 9.12, PA 9.13, PA 9.14, PA 9.15, PA 9.16, PA 9.18, PA 9.36, PA 10.10, PA 10.12, PA 10.13, PA 10.14, PA 12.10, PA 12.12, PA 12.13, PA 12.14, PA 6.14, PA 6.13, PA 6.15, PA 6.16, PA 6.18, and mixtures thereof;
from 20.0 to 80.0% by weight of at least one amorphous, transparent and at least partially cycloaliphatic polyamide;
from 5.0 to 40.0% by weight of glass filler;
and optionally:
from 0.0 to 5.0% by weight of at least one copolymer comprising polyether blocks and polyamide blocks;
from 0.0 to 5.0% by weight of additives,
with respect to the total weight of the composition,
wherein the polyamide composition has a transmittance of 85% or more and a haze of less than 15% when the composition is molded into a sheet having a thickness of 2 mm.
US Pat. No. 10,245,308

COMBINATION THERAPY UTILIZING P2X7 PEPTIDES

BIOSCEPTRE (AUST) PTY LTD...

1. A method for minimising the progression of cancer in an individual who has received a non-self antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof for treatment of the cancer, the method including the step of:forming an immune response to a P2X7 receptor in an individual who has received a non self antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof for treatment of the cancer by administering to the individual a P2X7 receptor fragment; wherein the fragment of the P2X7 receptor has an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 3 (KYYKENNVEKRTLIKVF), SEQ ID NO: 4 (GHNYTTRNILPGAGAKYYKENNVEK) and SEQ ID NO: 5 (GHNYTTRNILPGAGAKYYKENNVEKC);
wherein cancer in the individual has been reduced in size, mass or other physical measure by the administration of the non self antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof;
wherein the P2X7 receptor fragment is capable of inducing an antibody response in the individual,
thereby minimising the progression of cancer in the individual.
US Pat. No. 10,249,405

ENAMELED WIRE, SPOOL, AND METHOD OF MAKING AN ENAMELED WIRE

1. An enameled wire comprising:a metal-wire core coated with an electrically insulating enamel that contains at least one enamel polymer that is at least one polymer from the group consisting of polyamide-imide, polyester-imide, polyester-amide imide, polyimide, polyamide, polyester, and polyurethane, fluorine atoms being bonded to an outer surface of the enamel by substitution or by radical substitution as a result of a treatment of the outer surface with fluorine or fluorine gas, the outer surface or an outer layer of the enamel including enamel polymer modified with at least one siloxane or polysiloxane; and
a secondary insulation coating applied to the outer surface or to the fluorinated outer surface of the enamel.
US Pat. No. 10,246,589

ANTI-ICING ADDITIVE COMPOSITION FOR BITUMINOUS CONGLOMERATES

ITERCHIMICA S.R.L., Suis...

1. An ani-icing composition suitable for incorporation in bituminous conglomerates for road paving, comprising an alkali metal chloride, an alkaline-earth metal carbonate, an alkali or alkaline-earth metal formate, a polysiloxane and optionally an alkaline-earth metal chloride, in which the polysiloxane is contained in an amount between 0.5 and 2.0% by weight of the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,247,869

LONG FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A long-length film formed of a resin containing a polymer having crystallizability, whereinthe long-length film has an orientation axis perpendicular to a long side direction of the long-length film,
the long-length film has an Nz factor Nz1 satisfying (formula 1),
the long-length film has a birefringence ?n satisfying (formula 2), and
the polymer has a crystallization degree X satisfying (formula 3):
1.0?Nz1?1.15  (formula 1)
0.01??n?0.1  (formula 2)
15%?X  (formula 3).
US Pat. No. 10,245,310

CARRIER MOLECULE FOR ANTIGENS

GlaxoSmithKline Biologica...

1. A conjugate comprising an antigen and a carrier molecule, wherein the carrier molecule comprises BP-2a polypeptides derived from different Streptococcus agalactiae strains and a Streptococcus agalactiae spb1 polypeptide as a single polypeptide chain, said polypeptide chain having an amino acid sequence at least 70% identity to SEQ ID NO:276.
US Pat. No. 10,249,921

FAST THERMAL DUMPING FOR BATTERIES

Elwha LLC

1. A cooling system for cooling thermal runaway in a battery, the system comprising:a fluid delivery system configured to transport a working liquid into thermal contact with the battery and further configured to permit the working liquid to vaporize upon said thermal contact to form an exhaust gas; and
an exhaust system configured to vent the exhaust gas from the fluid delivery system to the environment.
US Pat. No. 10,245,312

INFLUENZA VIRUS REASSORTMENT

Seqirus UK Limited, Berk...

1. A non-naturally occurring reassortant influenza A virus comprising six backbone viral segments, a hemagglutinin (HA) segment and a neuraminidase (NA) segment, wherein the virus comprises backbone segments from two or more donor strains, each donor strain providing more than one backbone segment, further wherein at least one backbone viral segment comprises a nucleotide sequence (a) having at least 95% identity to a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 9-14 or SEQ ID NOs: 17-22, or (b) that encodes a viral polypeptide having at least 99% sequence identity with an amino acid sequence of a polypeptide encoded by the groups consisting of SEQ ID NOs 9-14 or SEQ ID NOs: 17-22;wherein the reassortant influenza A virus comprises PB1 and PB2 viral segments from the same donor strain and (1) the PB1 viral segment comprises a nucleotide sequence that encodes a viral polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of a polypeptide encoded by SEQ ID NO: 18 and (2) the PB2 viral segment comprises a nucleotide sequence that encodes a viral polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of a polypeptide encoded by SEQ ID NO: 19.
US Pat. No. 10,246,336

METHOD OF MAKING ALKALI ACTIVATED CARBON

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of making activated carbon comprising:compressing a mixture of carbonaceous source material and an alkali source material in a press at a pressure ranging from 1,000 to 50,000 psi to produce a first solid form, wherein the mixture does not comprise a binder; and
activating the first solid form to make a second solid form comprising an activated carbon, wherein the method does not comprise a dehydration step.
US Pat. No. 10,246,592

POWDER PAINT AND PAINTED ARTICLE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A powder paint, comprising:a fluororesin (A),
at least one metal element (B) selected from the group consisting of potassium, sodium and magnesium in an amount of from 2 to 60 mass ppm relative to the fluororesin (A),
a light stabilizer (C) in an amount of from 10 to 10,000 mass ppm relative to the fluororesin (A),
a polymerization inhibitor (D) in an amount of from 100 to 5,000 mass ppm relative to the fluororesin (A), and
free chlorine atoms with a mass ratio of the metal element (B) to the free chlorine atoms of from 1.0 to 10.0.
US Pat. No. 10,246,593

SOL-GEL COATING COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING CORROSION INHIBITOR-ENCAPSULATED LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDE AND RELATED PROCESSES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:adding a Zn—Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) composition to a first solution comprising a first corrosion inhibiting compound and stirring;
collecting a precipitate of the first solution; and
washing and drying the precipitate of the first solution to form a first corrosion inhibiting material (CIM), the first CIM comprising the first corrosion inhibiting compound intercalated in the Zn—Al LDH composition.
US Pat. No. 10,246,594

CORROSION INHIBITOR-INCORPORATED LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDE AND SOL-GEL COATING COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED PROCESSES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for providing a corrosion-resistant coating on a substrate, the method comprising:preparing a zinc-corrosion inhibitor solution by dissolving a zinc salt and a corrosion inhibitor, the corrosion inhibitor comprising a salt of an oxyanion of a transition metal; and
contacting the substrate comprising an aluminum alloy with the zinc-corrosion inhibitor solution to form a corrosion inhibitor-incorporated Zn—Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) layer on the substrate, wherein the aluminum alloy comprises 2024 aluminum alloy, 6061 aluminum alloy, or 7075 aluminum alloy.
US Pat. No. 10,245,315

MULTIVALENT RECOMBINANT AVIAN HERPES VIRUSES AND VACCINES FOR IMMUNIZING AVIAN SPECIES

CEVA SANTE ANIMALE, Libo...

1. A recombinant avian herpes virus which comprises (i) a recombinant nucleotide sequence encoding a F protein of Newcastle Disease Virus or an immunogenic fragment thereof, under the control of a Pec promoter, inserted into a non-coding region of the viral genome located between UL45 and UL46; and (ii) a recombinant nucleotide sequence encoding a VP2 protein of Infectious Bursal Disease Virus or an immunogenic fragment thereof, under the control of a mCMV IE1 promoter, inserted into a non-coding region of the viral genome located between UL44 and UL45.
US Pat. No. 10,246,339

CRYSTALLINE MOLECULAR SIEVES AND SYNTHESIS THEREOF

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A crystalline molecular sieve, wherein the molecular sieve has a framework of SSZ-47 and the three-dimensional framework comprising oxides of silicon and aluminum, comprising within its pore structure N,N-dimethyl-di-sec-butylammonium cation.
US Pat. No. 10,245,316

HYPO-ALLERGENIC CROSS-LINKED PROTEINS FOR USE IN THE PREVENTION OF AN ALLERGY AGAINST MILK-PROTEINS AND FOR USE IN THE INDUCTION OF ORAL TOLERANCE

FRIESLAND BRANDS B.V., A...

1. A method of reducing the risk of developing an allergy against milk proteins in a human subject predisposed to develop a milk protein allergy by inducing oral tolerance against milk proteins, comprising orally administering to the human subject a composition comprising, by weight of dry matter:(a) 10 to 15% protein, of which at least 20% is a hypo-allergenic cross-linked protein selected from cross-linked casein, cross-linked caseinate and combinations thereof:
(b) 50 to 65% carbohydrates;
(c) 22 to 30% fat and optionally
(d) 1-6% oligosaccharides.
US Pat. No. 10,246,596

WATER-BASED WHITE PIGMENT INK FOR INK-JET RECORDING

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A water-based white pigment ink for ink-jet recording, comprising:a white pigment; and
water, wherein
the water-based white pigment ink further comprises:
a first resin emulsion having a tensile elongation from 600% to 1200% as a film, measured in accordance with JIS K 7127; and
a second resin emulsion having a maximum tensile stress from 50 MPa to 80 MPa as a film, measured in accordance with JIS K 7127, and
a solid content (R1) of the first resin emulsion to be added and a solid content (R2) of the second resin emulsion to be added in the total amount of the ink satisfy R1/R2=0.4 to 2.5.
US Pat. No. 10,245,317

IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. An immunogenic composition, comprising:(a) a Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitides) serogroup A capsular saccharide conjugated to an adipic acid dihydrazide (ADH) linker, wherein the linker is conjugated to tetanus toxoid carrier protein;
(b) a N. meningitidis serogroup C capsular saccharide conjugated to an adipic acid dihydrazide (ADH) linker, wherein the linker is conjugated to tetanus toxoid carrier protein;
(c) a N. meningitidis serogroup W capsular saccharide directly conjugated to tetanus toxoid carrier protein in the absence of a linker; and
(d) a N. meningitidis serogroup Y capsular saccharide directly conjugated to tetanus toxoid carrier protein in the absence of a linker;
wherein the ratio of Men A saccharide to carrier protein is between 1:2 to 1:5 (w/w); and wherein the ratio of MenC saccharide to carrier protein is between 1:2 to 1:5 (w/w).
US Pat. No. 10,246,597

OIL-BASED RECORDING LIQUID

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An oil-based recording liquid, comprising:a color material; and
an oil-based medium,
wherein the oil-based medium contains a first organic medium having an SP value of 9.5 or more and an iodine value of 120 or more,
the content of the first organic medium is 50 percent by mass or more, and
the content of a second organic medium having an SP value of 9.0 or less and an iodine value of 100 or less, in the oil-based recording liquid is 30 percent by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,245,319

LYMPH NODE-TARGETING NANOPARTICLES

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method of treating asthma comprising administering to a subject a nanoparticle comprising:heparin; and
chitosan,
wherein the heparin and the chitosan nanoparticle encapsulates IL-12, and
wherein the nanoparticle is administered by a route selected from the group consisting of oral, sublingual, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, transdermal, topical, parenteral, buccal, rectal, mucosal, intranasal, injection, inhalation, implant, and a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,246,343

PROCESSING OF COBALTOUS SULPHA/DITHIONATE LIQUORS DERIVED FROM COBALT RESOURCE

Rocher Manganese, Inc., ...

1. A process of water removal and/or recycling from sodium sulphate and sodium dithionate containing liquor derived from processing cobalt resource material essentially free of lithium, comprising the steps of:a. precipitation of cobalt as cobaltous carbonate in whole or in part followed by its removal in whole or in part from the liquor by centrifugation or filtration;
b. crystallization of sodium sulphate and sodium dithionate to separate the majority of sodium sulphate and sodium dithionate from the liquor;
c. heating of the sodium sulphate and sodium dithionate crystals to form anhydrous sodium sulphate, sulphur dioxide and water; and
d. separation of anhydrous sodium sulphate from the sulfur dioxide and water.
US Pat. No. 10,245,321

COMBINATION THERAPY FOR INDUCING IMMUNE RESPONSE TO DISEASE

IBC Pharmaceuticals, Inc....

1. A composition comprising bispecific antibody that comprisesa) a first antibody moiety that binds to human CD3, conjugated to an AD (anchoring domain) moiety from an AKAP protein; and
b) a second antibody moiety that binds to human Trop-2, conjugated to a DDD (dimerization and docking domain) moiety, wherein the amino acid sequence of said DDD moiety is residues 1-44 of human protein kinase A (PKA) RII?;wherein two copies of the DDD moiety form a dimer that binds to one copy of the AD moiety to form the bispecific antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,245,578

CHROMIUM- AND NICKEL-FREE HYDROGENATION OF HYDROFORMYLATION MIXTURES

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A process for preparing alcohols by hydrogenation of aldehydes, in which a feed mixture comprises the step ofa) contacting an aldehyde and an accompanying component is contacted with a heterogeneous catalyst in the presence of hydrogen, giving a product mixture comprising the alcohol corresponding to the hydrogenated aldehyde, and a by-product,
wherein the heterogeneous catalyst comprises a support material and copper applied thereto,
wherein the support material is silicon dioxide;
and the catalyst in activated form has the following composition that adds up to 100% by weight:
silicon dioxide: from 86% by weight to 90% by weight;
copper: from 10% by weight to 14% by weight;
nickel: from 0 ppm by weight to 50 ppm by weight;
chromium: from 0 ppm by weight to 50 ppm by weight;
aluminium oxide: from 0 ppm by weight to 1000 ppm by weight;
other substances: from 0 ppm by weight to 1% by weight
wherein the support material makes up from 86% to 90% by of the composition and the remaining components set forth above make up from 10% to 14% by weight of the composition and wherein the yield of the alcohol is from 95% to 99%.
US Pat. No. 10,246,602

POLYOLEFIN COMPOUNDS FOR CABLE COATINGS

1. A coated conductor comprising:(a) a conductor; and
(b) a polymeric composition surrounding at least a portion of said conductor,
wherein said polymeric composition comprises a high-density polyethylene and an ethylene vinyl acetate,
wherein said polymeric composition has a vinyl acetate content in the range of from 1.5 to 8 weight percent, based on the combined weight of said high-density polyethylene and said ethylene vinyl acetate,
wherein said polymeric composition has a melt index (I2) in the range of from 1.3 to 1.9 g/10 min.,
wherein said ethylene vinyl acetate has a vinyl acetate content in the range of from 18 to 28 weight percent, based on the total weight of said ethylene vinyl acetate.
US Pat. No. 10,245,324

OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITION

21. A method of reducing the precipitation of a polyquaternium compound and an anionic polymer in an eye composition comprising such compounds, comprising the steps of:i) providing from about 0.001% to about 0.5% of an anionic polymer having a weight average molecular weight of from about 250 to about 4,000,000 Daltons;
ii) adding an effective amount of an organic acid, salts thereof or mixtures thereof, to achieve complete association of the organic acid with the polyquaternium compound such that the organic acid binds with the polyquaternium compound at at least a 1:1 molar ratio; and
iii) adding from about 10 ppm to about 1000 ppm of a polyquaternium compound having a weight average molecular weight of from about 150 to about 15,000 Daltons;
wherein the composition is substantially free of cationic oligomer compounds and precipitation inhibiting compounds and wherein the composition is in the form of an eye-drop solution, an eye wash solution, or a solution, spray or mist for lubricating or rewetting a contact lens.
US Pat. No. 10,245,581

COMPOSITION AND PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF ATTRITION RESISTANT ADDITIVE SUITABLE FOR CRACKING HYDROCARBON FEED

INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LI...

1. An attrition resistant hydrocarbon cracking catalyst additive composition comprising an aluminium phosphate binder, wherein said aluminium phosphate binder has zeta potential in the range of ?40 mv to ?60 mv in liquid form and a surface area in the range of 80-200 m2/gm in dry form;wherein said additive composition comprises:
a) 10-70 wt % ZSM-5 zeolite;
b) 5-12 wt % of the aluminium phosphate binder;
c) 5-20 wt % colloidal silica;
d) 10-60 wt % clay; and
e) 1-12 wt % phosphate.
US Pat. No. 10,245,582

ZEOLITE CATALYST CONTAINING METALS

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. A catalyst composition comprising:a. an aluminosilicate zeolite material comprising silica and alumina in a CHA framework and having a silica-to-alumina mole ratio (SAR) of about 10 to about 25;
b. about 1 to about 5 weight percent of a base metal (“BM”), based on the total weight of the zeolite material, wherein said base metal disposed in said zeolite material as free and/or extra-framework exchanged metal;
c. an alkali or alkaline earth metal (collectively “AM”) disposed in said zeolite material disposed in said zeolite material as free and/or extra-framework exchanged metal,
wherein the BM and AM are present, respectively, in a molar ratio of about 15:1 to about 1:1,
wherein the alumina contains aluminum (Al) that is part of the zeolite framework and the catalyst composition has a (BM+AM):Al mole ratio of about 0.1 to about 0.4, and
wherein AM is calcium; and
d. about 1 to about 10 weight percent of cerium in said zeolite material, based on the total weight of the zeolite, wherein said cerium is present in a form selected from exchanged cerium ions, monomeric ceria, oligomeric ceria, and combinations thereof, provided that said oligomeric ceria has a particle size of less than 5 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,245,327

CELL PENETRATING PEPTIDE, CONJUGATE COMPRISING SAME, AND COMPOSITION COMPRISING CONJUGATE

1. A conjugate having cell penetrating activity, wherein the conjugate comprises a cell penetrating carrier peptide and an active ingredient, the carrier peptide is 11 amino acids in length and consists of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:139, and wherein the carrier peptide increases the cell penetration of the active ingredient.
US Pat. No. 10,246,608

NON-FLUORINATED URETHANE BASED COATINGS

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

1. An aqueous composition comprising at least one hydrophobic compound having at least one linkage of Formula I:—NHC(O)—X—  (I)
wherein
the linkage of Formula (I) composes 30 to 100% by mol of the total urethane linkages in the hydrophobic compound;
X is the residue of a cyclic or acyclic sugar alcohol which is substituted with at least two —R1; —C(O)R1; —(CH2CH2O)n(CH(CH3)CH2O)mC(O)R1; or mixtures thereof;
where the cyclic or acyclic sugar alcohol is selected from a saccharide, reduced sugar, aminosaccharide, aldonic acid, or aldonic acid lactone; wherein
each n is independently 0 to 20;
each m is independently 0 to 20;
m+n is greater than 0; and
each R1 is independently a linear or branched alkyl group having 5 to 29 carbons.
US Pat. No. 10,245,331

CROMOLYN DERIVATIVES AND RELATED METHODS OF IMAGING AND TREATMENT

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method for treating Alzheimer's disease in a subject in need thereof consisting of co-administering:by inhalation cromolyn sodium in the form of a dry powder, and
by mouth from 1 mg to 25 mg of ibuprofen per day,wherein the dry powder is micronized and further comprises an excipient.
US Pat. No. 10,245,847

REACTION SOLUTION AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A reaction solution comprising:any one or more kinds of organic solvents from esters, alkylene glycol ethers, cyclic esters, and alkoxyalkyl amides; and
an aggregating agent which aggregates components of an ink composition,
wherein the reaction solution is used for a recording method performed by using the ink composition; and
the one or more kinds of organic solvents includes an organic solvent of which a degree of solubility is equal to or greater than 1% by mass with respect to an aqueous solution having a concentration of 2-pyrrolidone of 20% by mass.
US Pat. No. 10,246,617

ADHESIVES WITH LOW VOC AND FOGGING VALUES

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A hotmelt adhesive comprising polyesters based on polycarboxylic acids and di- or polyols, comprising dicarboxylic acids of the formula HOOC—(CH2)x-COOH with x>10 and diols of the formula HO—(CH2)y-OH, with the proviso that at least 50 mole percent of the dicarboxylic acids, based on the total amount of polycarboxylic acid components, and at least 50 mole percent of the diols, based on the total amount of di- or polyols, satisfy the condition x+y?18.
US Pat. No. 10,246,618

PEBA FOR DIRECT ADHESION TO TPE

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A composite article comprising at least two polymer materials which adhere directly to one another, wherein:a first polymer material is made of a copolymer having polyamide PA blocks and polyether PE blocks (PEBA), in which the number of carbons of the diamine in the PA blocks is within the range from 6 to 14, and the number of carbons of the diacid in the PA blocks is within the range from 6 to 18, and
a second polymer material is made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) chosen from identical PEBA with a flexural modulus different from that of the copolymer, PEBA of composition different from that of the said copolymer, copolyether-block-ester (COPE) and/or copolyether-block-urethane (TPU).
US Pat. No. 10,246,368

OPTICAL GLASS, OPTICAL ELEMENT AND OPTICAL DEVICE USING OPTICAL GLASS

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An optical glass containing respective components ofSiO2 from 14 to 26% by mass,
B2O3 from 9 to 16% by mass, and
La2O3 from 10 to 42% by mass
as essential components, and
containing respective components of ZnO, Y2O3, ZrO2, Ta2O5, Li2O, and Na2O as optional components, and
satisfying respective relationships of
SiO2+B2O3 from 28 to 36% by mass,
ZrO2+Ta2O5 from 6 to 16% by mass,
La2O3+Y2O3+ZnO from 43 to 59% by mass, and
Li2O+Na2O from 2 to 14% by mass.
US Pat. No. 10,249,442

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH-VOLTAGE SOLID ELECTROLYTE ALUMINUM-ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR

Zhaoqing Beryl Electronic...

1. A method for manufacturing a solid electrolyte aluminum-electrolytic capacitor, comprising:(1) welding a capacitor core of a capacitor onto an iron bar, applying a voltage for chemical treatment, and after the chemical treatment, washing and drying the capacitor core;
(2) impregnating the dried capacitor core in a dispersion B for 1˜30 minutes;
(3) removing the capacitor core out of the dispersion B, creating a vacuum and then impregnating the capacitor core in the dispersion B for 1˜10 minutes;
(4) keeping the capacitor core in the dispersion B, breaking the vacuum and then performing pressurization, and keeping the pressurized state for 1˜10 minutes;
(5) keeping the capacitor core in the dispersion B, performing depressurization to an atmospheric pressure, and keeping the atmospheric pressure for 1˜10 minutes;
(6) taking the capacitor core out, placing the capacitor core in a temperature of 50˜100° C. and drying it for 20˜60 minutes, and then placing the capacitor core in a temperature of 110˜200° C. and drying it for 20˜60 minutes;
(7) impregnating the dried capacitor core in a dispersion C for 1˜30 minutes;
(8) taking the capacitor core out, placing the capacitor core in a temperature of 65˜100° C. and drying it for 20˜60 minutes, and then placing the capacitor core in a temperature of 135˜165° C. and drying it for 20˜60 minutes;
(9) Repeating steps (3) to (8) at least once;
(10) Putting the capacitor core in an aluminum cover and sealing it, and performing aging treatment to obtain a solid electrolyte aluminum-electrolytic capacitor, wherein
the dispersion B is a dispersion inclusive of both a conductive polymer and a conductive carbon material; the dispersion C is a dispersion inclusive of a conductive carbon material.
US Pat. No. 10,245,347

ELASTOMER COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYOLEFIN ELASTOMERS

1. An elastomer composition comprising a polyolefin elastomer material, the elastomer composition having the following properties:(1) an average integrated enthalpy sum from 5 J/g to 17 J/g;
(2) an average integrated enthalpy ratio of from 0.6 to 300; and
(3) a load stress/unload stress ratio at 75% strain of 1 to 2.6.
US Pat. No. 10,245,348

PROCESS FOR MAKING DRY AND STABLE HEMOSTATIC COMPOSITIONS

Baxter International Inc....

1. A process for making a dry and stable hemostatic composition, the process comprising:lyophilizing an aqueous preparation of thrombin in a container so as to provide a first component in the container, the first component comprising a dry preparation of thrombin;
compacting the first component in the container following the lyophilizing step;
adding a second component to the container following the lyophilizing step, the second component comprising a dry preparation of a biocompatible polymer suitable for use in hemostasis;
mixing the first component and the second component, so as to obtain a dry mixture of the first component with the second component in the container;
and finishing the container to a storable pharmaceutical device containing the first component and the second component in a combined form as a dry and stable hemostatic composition.
US Pat. No. 10,245,349

BIRTH TISSUE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PREPARATION

BioDlogics, LLC, Cordova...

1. A method of treating a soft tissue defect in or on the body of a patient comprising the steps of:providing a placental construct comprising: i) a therapeutically effective amount of a human birth tissue material that is cryofrozen, morselized and subsequently suspended in a tissue suspension solution; and ii) an amniotic fluid composition; and
administering the placental construct directly into or onto the soft tissue defect,
wherein the tissue suspension solution comprises about 36% volume of human albumin 25% solution and about 20% volume of dimethyl sulfoxide.
US Pat. No. 10,246,373

CURABLE FIBERGLASS BINDER

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A process of making a formaldehyde-free fiberglass product, wherein the process comprises:applying a binder composition to glass fibers, wherein the binder composition comprises:
an aldehyde or ketone, and
an amino-amide oligomer consisting of an addition product of an amine and a carbonyl-containing compound; and
curing the binder composition while present on the glass fibers to make the formaldehyde-free fiberglass product, wherein the cured binder composition includes reaction products of the aldehyde or ketone and the amino-amide oligomer.
US Pat. No. 10,247,656

SINGLE-CELL MICROCHAMBER ARRAY

1. An apparatus for analyzing individual cell composition in a heterogeneous cell population, the apparatus comprising:a deposition plate having an array of microwells disposed therein;
a cover plate overlying the deposition plate and sealing the microwells of the array of microwells from one another and sealing the microwells of the array of microwells, the cover plate having a planar lower surface, each microwell of the array of microwells and a portion of the planar lower surface over the each microwell defining a sealed volume; and
a pair of electrodes associated with at least one microwell in the deposition plate and configured to generate an electric field within the at least one microwell, the pair of electrodes being formed on the portion of the planar lower surface over the at least one microwell.
US Pat. No. 10,245,354

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HOLLOW NEEDLE-SHAPED BODY, AND HOLLOW NEEDLE-SHAPED BODY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

11. A method for manufacturing a hollow needle-shaped body, comprising:producing a crystallized polyglycolic acid body having a substrate portion and a projection portion formed on a first surface of the substrate portion; and
applying a laser beam to a second surface of the substrate portion opposite to the first surface such that a through hole that penetrates through the substrate portion and the projection portion is formed,
wherein the crystallized polyglycolic acid body is made of crystallized polyglycolic acid having a degree of crystallization in a range of 40% to 90%.
US Pat. No. 10,246,380

SOLID WASTE TREATMENT METHOD

B.A.M.2 Waste Water Consu...

1. A solid waste treatment method consisting of the steps of:a. chlorinating solid waste having a first biological oxygen demand to produce degraded and sterilized solid waste and residual solid waste;
b. measuring the residual solid waste for chlorine residuals, and if residual chlorine is:
i) present, dechlorinating the residual solid waste to produce dechlorinated residual solid waste; or
ii) not present, determining that the residual solid waste is dechlorinated residual solid waste;
c. adding a flocculating composition to the dechlorinated residual solid waste to solubilize the dechlorinated residual solid waste;
d. inoculating the dechlorinated residual solid waste with bacteria, selected from the group of aerobic bacteria, facultative bacteria and combinations thereof, wherein the bacteria biodegrade the dechlorinated residual solid waste.
US Pat. No. 10,246,637

ONE-POT METHOD FOR PREPARING CORE-SHELL NANOCRYSTALS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for preparing a core-shell nanocrystal comprising:mixing an M-containing precursor solution, an X-containing precursor solution, and an acid or alcohol in an inert atmosphere at a first temperature to form a reaction mixture;
maintaining the reaction mixture at the first temperature to grow an MX semiconductor crystalline core of the nanocrystal;
raising the temperature of the reaction mixture to a second temperature; and
maintaining the reaction mixture at the second temperature to grow a semiconductor crystalline shell of the nanocrystal for a period of between 5 to 120 minutes.
US Pat. No. 10,246,383

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PARAXYLENE BY METHYLATION OF BENZENE AND/OR TOLUENE

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for producing paraxylene, the process comprising:(a) selectivating an alkylation catalyst consisting essentially of MCM-49 zeolite and alumina binder by contacting the alkylation catalyst with a selectivating agent selected from the group consisting of silicon, steam, and a combination of silicon and steam;
(b) contacting an aromatic hydrocarbon feed comprising toluene with an alkylating reagent comprising methanol and/or dimethyl ether in at least one alkylation reaction zone in the presence of the alkylation catalyst under alkylation conditions comprising a temperature less than 500° C. and a pressure of 700 kPa-a to 7000 kPa-a to produce an alkylated aromatic product comprising xylenes, wherein the at least one alkylation reaction zone comprises a fixed bed of the alkylation catalyst; and
(c) recovering paraxylene from the alkylated aromatic product.
US Pat. No. 10,246,642

PROCESS TO PRODUCE BLOWN ASPHALT

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A process for producing blown asphalt, the process comprising the steps of:mixing a heated hydrocarbon stream and a supercritical water in a mixer to produce a mixed stream, where the heated hydrocarbon stream has a temperature less than the temperature of the critical temperature of water and a pressure between 23 MPa and 35 MPa, where the supercritical water has a temperature between the critical temperature of water and 600 deg C. and a pressure of 23 MPa to 35 MPa, where the mixed stream comprises water and hydrocarbons having an asphaltene fraction;
introducing the mixed stream to a supercritical water reactor;
operating the supercritical water reactor at a reaction temperature and a reaction pressure for a residence time to produce a reactor effluent;
introducing the reactor effluent to a cooler;
reducing the temperature of the reactor effluent in the cooler to produce a cooled effluent;
feeding the cooled effluent through a depressurizing device to produce a depressurized stream;
introducing the depressurized stream to a flash drum;
separating the depressurized stream in the flash drum to produce a light fraction stream and a heavy fraction stream, where the light fraction stream contains light hydrocarbons and water, where the heavy fraction stream contains a maltene fraction, an asphaltene fraction, and water;
introducing the heavy fraction stream to a storage tank, the storage tank configured to store the heavy fraction stream;
withdrawing an oxidizing reactor feed from the storage tank;
introducing the oxidizing reactor feed to an oxidation reactor;
introducing an oxygen source to the oxidation reactor, where the oxidation source comprises molecular oxygen; and
operating the oxidation reactor at an oxidation temperature and an oxidation pressure to produce a product effluent, where the product effluent comprises an oxidized asphaltene fraction.
US Pat. No. 10,246,387

PROCESS FOR SELECTIVATING CATALYST FOR PRODUCING PARAXYLENE BY METHYLATION OF BENZENE AND/OR TOLUENE

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for producing paraxylene, the process comprising:(a) selectivating an alkylation catalyst consisting essentially of MCM-49 and alumina binder by contacting the alkylation catalyst with a selectivating agent selected from the group consisting of silicon, steam, and a combination of silicon and steam;
(b) contacting an aromatic hydrocarbon feed comprising benzene and/or toluene with an alkylating reagent comprising methanol and/or dimethyl ether in at least one alkylation reaction zone in the presence of the alkylation catalyst under alkylation conditions comprising a temperature less than 500° C. to produce an alkylated aromatic product comprising xylenes; wherein the molar ratio of the alkylating reagent to benzene and/or toluene of at least 1:4 is used at least until the amount of paraxylene as a percentage of the total xylenes produced is equal to or greater than 23 wt. %; and(b) recovering paraxylene from the alkylated aromatic product.
US Pat. No. 10,246,388

PROCESS FOR THE REDUCTION OF RFC?CX IMPURITIES IN FLUOROOLEFINS

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

1. A process comprising: contacting a mixture comprising at least one fluoroolefin and at least one RfC?CX impurity with at least one zeolite to reduce the concentration of said at least one RfC?CX impurity in said mixture;wherein:
(a) Rf is a straight-chain perfluorinated alkyl group, and X is H, F, Cl, Br or I; and
(b) said at least one zeolite is selected from the group consisting of zeolites having pore opening of at least 4 Angstroms and no more than about 5 Angstroms, zeolites having pore opening of at least about 5 Angstroms and Sanderson electronegativity of no more than about 2.6, and mixtures thereof; provided that said at least one zeolite is not zeolite 4A.
US Pat. No. 10,246,392

OPTIMIZATION OF O-SULFONATED PHENOL PRODUCTION FOR CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE CLEAVAGE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method for the cleavage of a C8-12 alkylbenzene hydroperoxide into phenol and a C3-6 ketone, comprising:contacting the C8-12 alkylbenzene hydroperoxide with a catalytically sufficient amount of a sulfonated phenol under conditions effective to cleave the C8-12 alkylbenzene hydroperoxide to form the phenol, the C3-6 ketone, a C2-C6 alkylaldehyde, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing,
wherein the sulfonated phenol is manufactured by a method comprising
combining phenol and a sulfonating agent at a first temperature that is 1° C. to 15° C. higher than a melting temperature of the phenol, to form a reaction mixture at the first temperature,
reducing the first temperature of the reaction mixture to a second temperature that is 10 to 40° C. lower than the first temperature, and
forming the sulfonated phenol at the second temperature.
US Pat. No. 10,246,648

PROCESS FOR MANAGING SULPHUR SPECIES

CES TECHNOLOGY S.A.R.L., ...

1. A method of removing a sulphur-containing species from a sour liquid, said method comprising:(a) providing the sour liquid comprising the sulphur-containing species;
(b) introducing a halogen-based catalyst to the sour liquid, wherein the halogen-based catalyst is complexed with a second species selected from the group consisting of an ethoxylate species, a propoxylate species, and a combination thereof;
(c) introducing an oxidant to the sour liquid; and
(d) reacting the sulphur-containing species, the halogen-based catalyst and the oxidant.
US Pat. No. 10,245,625

CARBON NANOTUBE-BASED ROBUST STEAMPHOBIC SURFACES

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, ...

1. A method for creating a superhydrophobic coated nanoporous assembly having steamphobic properties, the method comprising:providing a non-water soluble and heat resistant nanoporous assembly formed of discrete or continuous or both discrete and continuous structures that provide a morphology defining pores of less than 500 nm between neighboring discrete and continuous structures;
bringing gaseous plasma precursors in the presence of the nanoporous assembly and in the presence of a plasma generator;
employing the plasma generator to convert the gaseous plasma precursors to the plasma state; and
permitting the plasma precursors to deposit as a coating on the nanoporous assembly through plasma polymerization techniques the deposition thereof preserving the porous structure of the nanoporous assembly, the deposited coating exhibiting a surface energy of less than 30 dynes/cm due to the selection of plasma precursors.
US Pat. No. 10,246,393

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AROMATIC COMPOUND

TOSOH CORPORATION, Yamag...

1. A method for producing an aromatic compound represented by the following formula (3):Ar1?Ar2)n  (3)wherein Ar1, Ar2 and n are the same as defined in formulae (1) and (2),which comprises subjecting an aromatic nitro compound represented by the following formula (1):Ar1?NO2)n  (1)wherein Ar1 is an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent or a heteroaromatic group which may have a substituent, and n is an integer of from 1 to 5;and a boronic acid compound represented by the following formula (2):Ar2—B(OR1)2  (2)wherein Ar2 is an aromatic hydrocarbon group which may have a substituent, or a heteroaromatic group which may have a substituent, R1 is each independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-4 alkyl group or a phenyl group, and the two R1 substituents may be linked to form a ring containing oxygen atoms and a boron atom;to a cross coupling reaction in the presence of a palladium or nickel compound as a transition metal catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,246,649

PROCESS FOR REDUCING THE TOTAL ACID NUMBER IN REFINERY FEEDSTOCKS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for reducing the total acid number of a refinery feedstock containing naphthenic acids, the process comprising contacting the refinery feedstock containing naphthenic acids with an effective amount of solid catalyst that has been pretreated with a caustic base for a period of time sufficient and at a temperature of at least 200 C to neutralize at least a portion of the naphthenic acids in the refinery feedstock to produce a treated product having reduced total acid number.
US Pat. No. 10,246,400

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF (S)-2-ACETYLOXYPROPIONIC ACID AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF

Bracco Imaging S.P.A., M...

1. A method for preparing an (S)-2-acetyloxypropionic acid in a preparation assembly comprising a distillation section (A) and a reaction section (B), the distillation section (A) comprising a top portion and a bottom portion connected to said reaction section (B), the method comprising the steps of:a. continuously feeding an aqueous solution of a lactic acid to the top portion of the distillation section (A);
b. feeding an acetic anhydride into the reaction section (B);
c. reacting the lactic acid with the acetic anhydride in the reaction section (B), thus forming the (S)-2-acetyloxypropionic acid and an acetic acid;
d. evaporating a vapor mixture of the acetic acid and of the unreacted acetic anhydride from the reaction section (B);
e. feeding the vapor mixture of step d to the distillation section (A) for stripping water from the aqueous solution of lactic acid to form a substantially anhydrous lactic acid which counterflows through said distillation section (A) towards the reaction section (B), so that a mixture of the substantially anhydrous lactic acid and the acetic acid enters the reaction section (B) from the bottom portion of the distillation section (A);
f. recovering the (S)-2-acetyloxypropionic acid from the reaction section (B); and
g. collecting a diluted aqueous solution of the acetic acid at the top portion of the distillation section (A).
US Pat. No. 10,246,659

UNLEADED AVIATION FUEL

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A lead-free aviation gasoline composition having a high motor octane number and low freezing temperature, the gasoline comprising:(a) about forty-five percent (45%) to about sixty-five percent (65%) by weight of at least one unleaded gasoline base fuel having a motor octane number of between ninety-seven (97) and ninety-nine point nine (99.9);
(b) about ten percent (10%) to about thirty-five percent (35%) by weight of one or more alkylated benzenes;
(c) about six percent (6%) to about twelve percent (12%) by weight, collectively, of one or more of iso-pentane, n-butane, and iso-butane; and
(d) about four percent (4%) to about fifteen percent (15%) by weight aromatic-amines, said aromatic amines comprising N-methyl-p-toluidine in combination with at least one of N-methyl-m-toluidine and m-Toluidine, and a ratio of N-methyl-p-toluidine to the at least one of N-methyl-m-toluidine and m-Toluidine is about four to one (4:1) to twelve to one (12:1);
wherein the gasoline has a freezing point of ?58° C. or lower.
US Pat. No. 10,249,733

TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF TRANSISTOR

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A manufacturing method of a transistor, comprising:a preparation step of preparing a laminate in which a gate electrode layer, a solid insulating layer, and a support precursor layer are laminated on a substrate in this order;
a semiconductor layer forming step of forming a semiconductor layer on an upper surface of the support precursor layer of the laminate;
an opening portion forming step of forming one or more opening portions from which the support precursor layer is exposed by removing a part of the semiconductor layer;
a protective layer forming step of forming two etching protective layers on the semiconductor layer such that the two etching protective layers are separated from each other and at least a part of the opening portion is positioned in a region between the two etching protective layers; and
a support forming step of removing a part of the support precursor layer by bringing a liquid or a gas that can etch the support precursor layer into contact with the support precursor layer through the opening portions between the two etching protective layers, thereby forming a space at a position corresponding to the region between the two etching protective layers so as to form two semiconductor layer supports that are arranged with the space interposed therebetween.
US Pat. No. 10,245,643

SINTERED BODY

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A sintered body comprising a first hard particle; a second hard particle; and a binder,wherein the first hard particle is an M sialon particle having a coating layer, the M sialon particle is represented by MxSi(6?x?z)AlzOzN(8?z) (in the formula, M is a metal containing at least one selected from the group consisting of calcium, strontium, barium, scandium, yttrium, lanthanoid, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, and group IV, group V, and group VI elements of the periodic table, and relationships of 0.01?x?2, 0.01?z?4.2, and 1.79?(6?x?z)?5.98 are satisfied), and
the second hard particle is a cubic boron nitride particle.
US Pat. No. 10,246,667

SYNERGISTIC STAIN REMOVAL THROUGH NOVEL MGDA/GLDA/STPP CHELATOR COMBINATION

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A concentrated detergent composition comprising:an alkali metal carbonate,
methylglycinediacetic acid,
glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid, and
alkali meta tripolyphosphate;
wherein the total concentration of methylglycinediacetic acid, glutamic acid N,N-di acetic acid, and alkali metal tripolyphosphate is 14 to 28% by weight, and the molar ratio of glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid to the sum of methylglycinediacetic acid and alkali metal tripolyphosphate is 0.03 to 29.
US Pat. No. 10,249,486

METHOD FOR POLISHING SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

NITTA HAAS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method for polishing a semiconductor substrate, comprising:an intermediate polishing step if polishing in such a way that the number of surface defects having heights of less than 3 nm becomes 45% or more of the total number of the surface defects on the surface of a semiconductor substrate; and
a final polishing step of finish-polishing the semiconductor substrate after the intermediate polishing step,
wherein in the intermediate polishing step, polishing is performed by using a polishing composition comprising: hydroxyethyl cellulose, water and abrasive grains, the hydroxyethyl cellulose has a molecular weight of 500,000 or more and 1,500,000 or less, and the mass ratio of the hydroxyethyl cellulose to the abrasive grains is 0.0075 or more and 0.025 or less, and
wherein in the final polishing step, polishing is performed by using a polishing composition comprising: hydroxyethyl cellulose, water and abrasive grains, and the hydroxyethyl cellulose has a molecular weight of 300,000 or more and 1,200,000 or less, and has a different molecular weight from that of the hydroxyethyl cellulose present in the polishing composition used in the intermediate polishing step.
US Pat. No. 10,246,672

NANOLIPIDS WITH ENCAPSULATED ALCOHOL

NuVessl, Inc., Calgary (...

1. An ethanol-loaded nanolipid particle (NLP) carrier made by a process comprising the steps of:a) providing a monophasic optically clear precursor stock having phospholipids solubilized in ethanol and water;
b) diluting said precursor stock with an ethanol solvent to produce a solvent-diluted precursor stock, wherein said diluting of said precursor stock with said ethanol solvent is at a ratio ranging from about 1 part precursor stock to about 20 parts ethanol solvent (volume/volume) to a ratio ranging from about 1 part precursor stock to about 0.3 parts ethanol solvent (volume/volume), said diluting of said precursor stock resulting in one or more substantially unloaded nanolipid particle (NLP), wherein the more ethanol solvent used for said diluting of the precursor stock, the smaller the nanolipids particles will be;
c) adding an ethanol-containing substance suitable for human consumption to an aqueous solvent to produce an aqueous-ethanol monophase; and
d) combining said solvent-diluted precursor stock formed in step (b) with said aqueous-ethanol monophase from step (c), wherein said one or more substantially unloaded nanolipid particle (NLP) formed in step (b) becomes loaded with the ethanol-containing substance from step (c) as a passenger in the nanolipid particle (NLP) resulting in one or more ethanol-loaded NLP carrier sized from 20 nm to 300 nm.
US Pat. No. 10,246,673

USE OF LIGNIFIED STALKS OR OF AT LEAST ONE EXTRACT OF LIGNIFIED STALKS IN A COSMETIC COMPOSITION, A FOOD SUPPLEMENT, A NUTRITIONAL PRODUCT, A FOOD OR A BEVERAGE

1. A method for enhancing a flavor or an aroma of a beverage, comprising the steps of:lignifying stalks for 1 to 5 weeks, during which membranes of certain plant cells of the stalks are transformed, under the action of the lignin, into wood, to obtain lignified stalks; and
adding to a beverage at least one lignified stalk extract obtained from the lignified stalks in which lignified stalks are whole, in pieces, or in powder form, or a composition containing the at least one lignified stalk extract, as a flavoring agent or an aromatizing agent to enhance a flavor or an aroma of said beverage.
US Pat. No. 10,246,679

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL HAVING IMPROVED CHIMERA FORMING ABILITY FROM PRIMED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL, AND COMPOSITION AND COMBINATION THEREFOR

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, ...

1. A method of increasing chimera forming ability of a primed pluripotent stem cell, comprising treating a primed pluripotent stem cell with a Wnt/?-catenin signal transduction selective inhibitor and a signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) activator to place the primed pluripotent stem cell in a state where a Wnt/?-catenin signal is selectively inhibited, among Wnt signaling pathways, and a STAT3 signal is activated, wherein following the treatment the primed pluripotent stem cell has increased chimera forming ability compared to an untreated control primed pluripotent stem cell.
US Pat. No. 10,246,680

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR FEEDER-FREE PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL MEDIA CONTAINING HUMAN SERUM

VIACYTE, INC., San Diego...

1. A composition comprising human pluripotent stem cells and a medium comprising an effective amount of a soluble human serum attachment component, wherein the human pluripotent stem cells are in contact with the medium in a culture vessel that is not pre-coated with an extracellular matrix and wherein the effective amount of the soluble human serum attachment component promotes growth of the human pluripotent stem cells.
US Pat. No. 10,246,685

RECOMBINANT MDV1 AND THE USES THEREOF

CEVA SANTE ANIMALE, Libo...

1. A recombinant Marek's Disease Virus serotype 1 (rMDV1) comprising a foreign gene in its genome, wherein said foreign gene is located in an untranslated genetic region of the genome, and wherein said untranslated genetic region is located between MDV010 and MDV011, between MDV015.5 and MDV016, between MDV033 and MDV034, between MDV071 and MDV072, or between MDV096 and MDV097.6 of the genome.
US Pat. No. 10,246,686

INFLUENZA VIRUS REPLICATION FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. An isolated recombinant, reassortant influenza virus having PA, PB1, PB2, NP, NS, and M viral segments from a first influenza vaccine virus isolate, a heterologous, recombinant or chimeric influenza virus NA viral segment, and a heterologous, recombinant or chimeric HA viral segment, wherein the PB1 viral segment encodes a polypeptide having an alanine at residue 62, a glycine at residue 261, an arginine at residue 361, an arginine at residue 621, a serine at residue 654 or a glycine at residue 81 in F2, or a combination thereof, which PB1 viral segment encodes a PB1 having at least 85% amino acid sequence identity to a polypeptide encoded by SEQ ID NO:2; or wherein the PB2 viral segment encodes a polypeptide having a lysine at residue 391 and having at least 85% amino acid sequence identity to a polypeptide encoded by SEQ ID NO:3; or wherein the HA viral segment encodes a HA having an aspartic acid at position 136, a glutamic acid at position 162 or position 449, a leucine at position 179, a valine at position 182, an isoleucine at any of positions 184, 252 or 476, or any combination thereof; or wherein the NA viral segment encodes a NA having a serine at position 55 or a valine at position 265, or a combination thereof; and/or wherein the NS viral segment encodes a NS1 polypeptide having a lysine at position 118, and having at least 85% amino acid sequence identity to a NS1 polypeptide encoded by SEQ ID NO:6.
US Pat. No. 10,246,431

PROCESS TO EXTRACT AND PURIFY ?9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL

Axim Biotechnologies, Inc...

1. A method of producing delta9-THC consisting essentially of:extracting delta9-THC carboxylic acid from cannabis flowers using heptane to obtain a heptane extract;
filtering the heptane extract to remove solid plant matter;
separating the delta9-THC carboxylic acid from the heptane extract by contacting the heptane extract with sodium chloride water adjusted to a pH range of 13.2 to 13.4 using an inorganic base to form a liquid mixture; stirring the liquid mixture; and leaving the liquid mixture to settle, wherein the liquid mixture forms three layers consisting of a first organic layer, a second oily layer, and third aqueous layer; and
separating out the oily layer from the other two layers to yield the delta9-THC.
US Pat. No. 10,246,687

KETOREDUCTASE POLYPEPTIDES

Codexis, Inc., Redwood C...

1. An engineered polypeptide having ketoreductase activity, wherein said engineered polypeptide comprises a region with an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence identity to residues 90 to 211 of SEQ ID NO: 130, comprising a substitution at position X190, and further comprising one or more of the following features selected from:residue corresponding to X94 is asparagine, glycine, serine, or a polar residue;
residue corresponding to X95 is an aliphatic residue;
residue corresponding to X96 is glutamine, asparagine, or threonine;
residue corresponding to X101 is an acidic, non-polar, or a polar residue;
residue corresponding to X105 is an acidic or non-polar residue;
residue corresponding to X108 is a hydrophilic, polar or constrained residue;
residue corresponding to X111 is a non-polar or aliphatic residue;
residue corresponding to X112 is an acidic or polar residue;
residue corresponding to X113 is a non-polar or aliphatic residue;
residue corresponding to X117 is a non-polar or a polar residue;
residue corresponding to X127 is a basic residue;
residue corresponding to X147 is a non-polar, aliphatic, aromatic, or hydrophobic residue;
residue corresponding to X152 is a non-polar, basic, or hydrophilic residue;
residue corresponding to X157 is a polar residue;
residue corresponding to X163 is a non-polar or aliphatic residue;
residue corresponding to X176 is a non-polar or aliphatic residue;
residue corresponding to X194 is a constrained, basic, or polar residue;
residue corresponding to X197 is a hydrophilic, acidic, basic, aliphatic or a non-polar residue;
residue corresponding to X198 is an acidic, basic, hydrophilic, or non-polar residue;
residue corresponding to X199 is an acidic, aliphatic, or non-polar residue;
residue corresponding to X200 is an acidic or constrained residue;
residue corresponding to X202 is a non-polar residue;
residue corresponding to X206 is a non-polar, aromatic, or hydrophobic residue;
residue corresponding to X211 is a basic residue, and
wherein the amino acid sequence can optionally have one or more differences at other amino acid residues in the domain as compared to the reference sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,247,711

QUALITY CONTROL REAGENTS AND METHODS

Promega Corporation, Mad...

1. A peptide mixture comprising three or more distinct-mass versions of each of two or more distinct-sequence peptides, wherein two or more of the distinct-sequence peptides are selected from SEQ ID NOS: 1-6, and wherein two or more of the distinct-mass versions of each distinct-sequence peptide comprises one or more amino acids with above natural-abundance levels of one or more heavy isotopes.
US Pat. No. 10,246,688

DITERPENOID SYNTHESIS

The University of York, ...

1. A transgenic fungal cell comprising an expression vector adapted to express a nucleic acid molecule, wherein the nucleic acid molecule comprises:i) the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6;
ii) a nucleotide sequence comprising at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO: 6 and that encodes a polypeptide having cytochrome P450 activity; or
iii) a nucleotide sequence degenerate as a result of the genetic code to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6 and encodes a polypeptide comprising SEQ ID NO: 32 and that has cytochrome P450 activity;or wherein the nucleic acid molecule comprises:iv) the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18;
v) a nucleotide sequence comprising at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO: 18 and that encodes a polypeptide having cytochrome P450 activity; or
vi) a nucleotide sequence degenerate as a result of the genetic code to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18 and encodes the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 44 and that has cytochrome P450 activity.
US Pat. No. 10,246,689

VARIANT LOVD POLYPEPTIDE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A variant of a LovD polypeptide, wherein:the variant LovD polypeptide comprises a functional LovD acyltransferase with an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO:1; and
the variant LovD polypeptide comprises an amino acid substitution at amino acid residue position D12 and at least one further amino acid substitution selected from the group consisting of K26E, G275S, and L361M.
US Pat. No. 10,246,690

MUTANT HYDROLASE PROTEINS WITH ENHANCED KINETICS AND FUNCTIONAL EXPRESSION

Promega Corporation, Mad...

1. A polypeptide comprising a mutant dehalogenase that is capable of catalyzing hydrolytic dehalogenation of an alkylhalide substrate and forming a covalent ester intermediate with the substrate, said mutant dehalogenase having at least 85% sequence identity with the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 1; wherein said mutant dehalogenase comprises substitutions at:(a) one or more positions corresponding to positions in SEQ ID NO: 1 selected from the group consisting of positions 106 and 272; and
(b) positions corresponding to positions 58, 78, 155, 167, 172, 224, and 291 of SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,246,691

VARIANTS OF POLYPEPTIDES HAVING CELLULOLYTIC ENHANCING ACTIVITY AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME

Novozymes, Inc., Davis, ...

1. A variant of a parent GH61 polypeptide having cellulolytic enhancing activity, comprising a substitution at one or more positions corresponding to positions 90, 131, 134, and 141 of the full-length polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the substitution at a position corresponding to position 90 is with Val, the substitution at a position corresponding to position 131 is with Ser, the substitution at a position corresponding to position 134 is with Leu, and the substitution at a position corresponding to position 141 is with Trp, wherein the variant has cellulolytic enhancing activity and increased thermal activity and/or increased thermostability, and wherein the variant hasat least 95% sequence identity to the mature polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,246,692

POLYPEPTIDES HAVING LIPASE ACTIVITY AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME

1. A composition comprising an isolated polypeptide having lipase activity and having at least 94% sequence identity to the sequence of amino acids 1 to 292 of SEQ ID NO: 2, and one or more anionic surfactants,wherein the anionic surfactants are present at a level of from 0.1 to 60 wt %,
wherein the composition is formulated at a pH from 8.0 to 11, and
wherein the composition is more effective in removing lipid stains present at a surface in comparison with an equivalent composition lacking the lipase.
US Pat. No. 10,247,716

ANTIBODY AND RECOMBINANT DERIVATIVE FOR THE DETECTION OF TRINITROTOLUENE

The United States of Amer...

1. An isolated and purified antibody or functional fragment thereof that binds to trinitrotoluene, comprising:a heavy chain having the sequence of SEQ ID No: 1 but with one or more mutations selected from the group consisting of: N35S, Q39K, L45S, and W47Y and a light chain having the sequence of SEQ ID No: 2.
US Pat. No. 10,246,694

PHOSPHOKETOLASES FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTION OF ACETYL COENZYME A-DERIVED METABOLITES, ISOPRENE, ISOPRENOID PRECURSORS, AND ISOPRENOIDS

DANISCO US INC., Palo Al...

1. A recombinant cell capable of increased carbon flux through the phosphoketolase pathway, wherein the recombinant cell comprises: (i) a heterologous nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having phosphoketolase activity, wherein the polypeptide comprises at least 65% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:8 or SEQ ID NO:11 and (ii) one or more nucleic acids encoding one or more polypeptides of the complete mevalonate (MVA) pathway, wherein the recombinant cell is a recombinant Escherichia coli cell, and wherein(1) said recombinant cell comprising said polypeptide having phosphoketolase activity of (i) has a Performance Index value of greater than 1.0 in one or more of the following parameters: (a) cell growth on glucose, (b) cell growth on xylose, (c) production of intracellular acetyl-phosphate or (d) cell growth on glucose-6-phosphate, wherein the Performance Index value is calculated as activity per unit relative to a corresponding cell expressing a phosphoketolase from E. gallinarum or
(2) said polypeptide having phosphoketolase activity of (i) has a Performance Index value of greater than 1.0 in one or more of the following parameters: (e) protein solubility, (f) protein expression, or (g) fructose-6-phosphate (F6P) Specific Activity, wherein the Performance Index value is calculated as activity per unit relative to a phosphoketolase from E. gallinarum.
US Pat. No. 10,248,230

WINDOW PANEL AND WINDOW PANEL INTEGRATED TYPE TOUCH SCREEN PANEL

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

1. A window panel for a display apparatus, comprising a window area and a peripheral area surrounding the window area and integral with the window area,wherein the window panel includes:
a top surface including an upper reinforced layer;
a bottom surface including a lower reinforced layer; and
a side surface including a first portion composed of a side reinforced layer and a second portion composed of a non-reinforced portion,
wherein the first portion and the second portion of the side surface each connect an edge of the top surface of the window panel to an edge of the bottom surface of the window panel, and
wherein the upper reinforced layer, the lower reinforced layer, and the side reinforced layer each have a higher surface density than the non-reinforced portion.

US Pat. No. 10,251,137

METHODS OF CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER LEVEL BASED ON REMAINING POWER LEVEL IN IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING TIME PERIOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of controlling transmission power used for wireless transmission in a wireless communication device, the method comprising:calculating a remaining power level of a third period based on a tolerant power level of a first period and a remaining power level of a second period, the third period included in the first period and being a period from a current time to a point in time following the current time, the second period being a period from the current time to a point in time preceding the current time, the tolerant power level being a total transmission power level available to the wireless communication device for the wireless transmission during a certain period;
calculating a transmission power level of the third period based on a target power level and the remaining power level of the third period; and
generating a power control signal for determining a power level of a transmission signal unit based on the transmission power level of the third period,
wherein the calculating of the transmission power level of the third period comprises,
comparing the remaining power level of the third period with at least one of a plurality of reference levels, and
determining the transmission power level of the third period based on results of the comparing.

US Pat. No. 10,251,135

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER OF CARRIER SIGNAL, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

19. A base station, comprising:a processor to determine a power control parameter of at least one carrier signal of at least two carrier signals, wherein the at least two carrier signals are signals sent on at least two aggregation carriers; and
a transceiver to send the power control parameter of the at least one carrier signal to a user equipment (UE), wherein the power control parameter of the at least one carrier signal comprises at least an interference power spectrum corresponding to the at least one carrier signal, to control the UE to determine channel gain reference quantities corresponding to the at least two carrier signals to perform a comparison of the channel gain reference quantities to represent a magnitude of the channel gain used to control power of the at least two carrier signals.

US Pat. No. 10,251,134

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for processing, by a terminal, a reference signal, the method comprising:receiving a first reference signal through a first resource block and a second reference signal through a second resource block; and
determining a first power ratio of a reference signal to a data signal for the first reference signal and a second power ratio of a reference signal to a data signal for the second reference signal,
wherein a first beam width for the first reference signal is determined based on an index of the first resource block, wherein a second beam width for the second reference signal is determined based on an index of the second resource block, wherein the first power ratio is determined based on the first beam width, and wherein the second power ratio is determined based on the second beam width,
wherein if a power ratio related with a minimum beam width among the first power ratio and the second power ratio is ?, a power ratio related with an m-th beam width among the first power ratio and the second power ratio ?m is expressed by Equation 1:
?m=?*(G(WM,?))2/(G(Wm,?))2,  
where G(Wm,?) is an antenna gain for a resource block related with the minimum beam width, G(Wm,?) is an antenna gain for a resource block related with the m-th beam width, Wm is a beam forming vector of a resource block related with the m-th (1?m?M) beam width, M is a number of reference signals, and ? is a horizontal steering angle between the terminal and a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,251,133

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING POWER HEADROOM REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for operating a user a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system with dual connectivity, the method comprising:transmitting a type 1 power headroom for all activated carriers of a first base station and a second base station to the first base station; and
transmitting a type 2 power headroom for a carrier which can transmit a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the second base station to the first base station,
wherein the UE is connected to both the first base station and the second base station in the dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,251,131

INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHOD AND WEARABLE DEVICE THEREFOR

Chiun Mai Communications ...

1. An interactive communication system comprising;at least one server;
at least one base station for connecting to the server via an network; and
at least one wearable device, the at least one wearable device comprising:
a first sensor, configured for sensing a moving state of the at least one wearable device, and generating a corresponding first sensing signal;
a second sensor, configured for sensing whether a user is contacting to or is close to the wearable device, and generating a corresponding second sensing signal;
a microcontroller, the microcontroller electronically connected to the first sensor and the second sensor, configured for generating a first controlling signal when the microcontroller firstly receives the first sensing signal from the first sensor and then receives the second sensing signal from the second sensor or generating a second controlling signal when the microcontroller firstly receives the second sensing signal from the second sensor and then receives the first sensing signal from the first sensor; and
a wireless communication module, the wireless communication module electronically connected to the microcontroller, configured for wirelessly connecting to the at least one base station, and sending the first controlling signal to the at least one server via the at least one base station.

US Pat. No. 10,251,130

ADAPTIVE AND STATIC KEEP ALIVE MESSAGE DETECTION AND SIMULATION

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:in a low power mode of an electronic device, examining, using a network component of the electronic device, a network connection of an application, wherein in the low power mode one or more main processors of the electronic device are in a sleep state and the network component remains active;
in response to the examining, using the network component to consult a policy to determine a heartbeat communication corresponding to and on behalf of the application to be sent over the network connection to maintain the network connection of the application, wherein the policy corresponds to the application and identifies timing information corresponding to the heartbeat communication for the application based on application specific network traffic behavior during full system power;
sending, using the network component, the heartbeat communication per the timing information of the policy on behalf of the application without waking one or more main processors of the electronic device; and
updating the policy based upon a result of the sent heartbeat communication and historical data associated with sent communications.

US Pat. No. 10,251,129

MULTIPLE DENSITY CONFIGURATIONS AND ALGORITHMS FOR INTELLIGENT POWER SAVINGS INFRASTRUCTURE IN WIRELESS LANS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a controller; and
a first access point, the first access point comprising:
processing logic; and
at least one wireless transceiver in communication with the processing logic, wherein the wireless transceiver is configured to send data to, and receive data from, client devices;
wherein the processing logic is configured to:
determine a number of the client devices associated to the first access point, and
transmit the number to the controller; and
wherein the controller is configured to:
determine that at least one client device is associated with the first access point;
determine that the at least one client device is capable of associating with a second access point;
force the at least one client device to roam to the second access point; and
transmit a signal to the first access point to switch to a power save mode,
wherein at least one of the processing logic and the at least one wireless transceiver is configured to switch to the power save mode responsive to receiving the signal from the controller, wherein the signal represents a determination that no client device is associated with the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,251,128

PROXIMITY AND LOW POWER USAGE BASED AD HOC WIRELESS INTER-DEVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system for broadcasting and displaying transmitted messages comprising:At least two or more of mobile devices connected to each other for multi-purpose targeted inter-device communications; said inter-device communications comprising:
Said at least two or more of the mobile devices establishing local or remote connections for communication, including automatic configuration of machine-to-machine interfacing and/or user-to-machine interfacing connections;
Each of said at least two or more of the mobile devices rendering display of said transmitted messages with visual presentation and/or audio presentation, wherein said transmitted messages are displayed in a preferred language based on a predetermined configuration;
Said transmitted messages are classified per a plurality of system predefined service channels accessible via provider-subscriber based peer-to-peer communication;
Said system predefined service channel serves as information exchange hub for a plurality of said system predefined user groups;
Said transmitted messages further includes at least one or more virtual posters; said at least one or more virtual posters is an information defined in time by a period of validity and made interactive by displaying items with preformatted responses for selection by viewers; wherein said at least one or more virtual posters is activated when a predefined publishing schedule time starts and deactivated when a predefined period of validity expires or when attached said system predefined service channel is deleted or deactivated; and
A owning device of the said at least two or more of mobile devices of the system that owns a corresponding virtual poster sends said corresponding virtual poster's content via short message to any other devices that enter or are already present in the system defined network coverage range provided by said owning device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,126

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method used in a mobile communication system that supports a D2D proximity service, comprising:performing, by a base station, energy saving that reduces transmission power of a radio signal, the base station managing a cell in which a user terminal, whose movement is restricted, exists;
receiving, by the user terminal, the radio signal from the base station performing the energy saving;
determining, by the user terminal, whether the base station is performing the energy saving, based on reduced transmission power of the received radio signal, the determining comprising determining that the base station is performing the energy saving in response to detection of the reduced transmission power of the received radio signal;
switching, by the user terminal, an operation mode from a normal mode, in which the user terminal performs its normal operation, to a power saving mode, in which the user terminal reduces power consumption of an operation in the D2D proximity service to be less than power consumption of the operation in the D2D proximity service in the normal mode, when the user terminal determines that the base station is performing the energy saving;
prior to the performing the energy saving, setting, by the user terminal, the base station transmitting the radio signal whose received power becomes maximum in a predetermined time period as a designated base station, wherein
in the switching, when the base station set as the designated base station performs the energy saving, the user terminal switches the operation mode from the normal mode to the power saving mode, and
the communication control method further comprises:
maintaining, by the user terminal, the base station as the designated base station even when the received power of the radio signal from the base station is no longer the maximum received power, wherein
the operation in the D2D proximity service is at least one of a discovery operation for discovering a partner terminal in D2D communication or for being discovered by the partner terminal, and a transmission operation of a synchronization signal for establishing terminal-to-terminal synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,251,125

POWER RESTRICTION PERIOD FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY WIFI

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a High Efficiency (HE) station (STA), the apparatus comprising processing circuitry, and memory, configured to:decode a portion of a first PLCP Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) during a back-off countdown for a second PPDU;
determine whether the first PPDU indicates a basic service set that is different than a basic service set of the HE STA;
classify the first PPDU as either an inter-basic service set (BSS) PPDU or an intra-BSS PPDU;
continue the back-off countdown in response to classifying the first PPDU as an inter-BSS PPDU;
select a first transmit power level in response to continuing the back-off;
encode the second PPDU for transmission in accordance with the first transmit power level during a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of the HE STA in response to a completion of the back-off countdown;
determine a second transmit power level for a third PPDU as equivalent to the first transmit power level when the third PPDU is encoded for transmission after an end of the transmission opportunity and before a predetermined amount of time has elapsed from the continuing of the back-off countdown; and
encode the third PPDU for transmission at the second transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,251,124

EXTENDING SLEEP MODE IN WIRELESS DEVICE

BRETELON, INC., San Dieg...

1. A method comprising, by at least one hardware processor of an exchange platform that is communicatively connected to a wireless communication network:for each of a plurality of radio frequency (RF) tags, storing a transmission schedule that corresponds to a reception schedule followed by the RF tag, wherein each RF tag is configured to, for each of a plurality of cycles, transition between a sleep period, in which the RF tag does not monitor a paging channel of the wireless communication network, and an active period, in which the RF tag monitors the paging channel of the wireless communication network, according to its reception schedule;
determining a next transmission time to transmit data to a first one of the plurality of RF tags, based on the transmission schedule for the first RF tag; and,
when data destined for the first RF tag is received, queuing the data until the next transmission time, and, at the next transmission time, transmitting the data to the first RF tag via the wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,251,123

RECEIVER START OF PACKET OPTIMIZATION FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

17. A system comprising:a processor,
an input/output (I/O) module operative to receive operational data for a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs), wherein said operational data includes at least an indication of a number of client devices served by each of said APs; and
a receiver start of packet detection threshold (RX-SOP) manager to be executed by said processor and operative to:
select a wireless access point (AP) to process from among said multiplicity of APs based at least on said number of client devices served,
define a neighborhood based on said AP and neighboring APs, wherein said neighboring APs are within a one-hop radius of said AP,
calculate a client distribution optimal received signal strength indicator (RSSI), wherein said client distribution optimal RSSI (CD optimal) is a minimum receiver start of packet detection threshold (RX-SOP) setting for maintaining existing client device coverage by said AP;
calculate a neighbor relations optimal RSSI threshold (NR optimal), wherein said NR optimal is a function of at least a transmit power control threshold (TPC) for maintaining visibility between said AP and said neighboring APs;
calculate an RX-SOP setting for said AP as a function of said CD optimal and said NR optimal; and
apply said RX-SOP setting to said AP.

US Pat. No. 10,251,122

METHOD FOR SWITCHING FROM A FIRST TO A SECOND MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

GEMALTO SA, Meudon (FR)

1. A method for switching from a first to a second mobile network operator, whereina device includes a chip, the chip storing a first subscription relating to the first mobile network operator, the first subscription being related to a home country, the chip storing at least one second subscription relating, each, to a second mobile network operator, each of the at least one second subscription being related to the home country or a foreign country, each of the at least one second subscription being associated with a preferred communication technology, the method comprises the following steps:
the chip receives from the device location information;
the chip analyses whether an extended cell identity value is or is not present within the location information;
the chip detects, based upon the analysis, a currently available communication technology relating to a second mobile network, the second mobile network being related to a second home country operator or a foreign country operator;
the chip compares the currently available communication technology to at least one preferred communication technology;
if the currently available communication technology matches at least one preferred communication technology, then
the chip switches to a second subscription associated with the preferred communication technology and relating to a corresponding second mobile network operator; and
the chip sends to the device at least one identifier relating to the second subscription, the second subscription being related to the second mobile network.

US Pat. No. 10,251,121

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING ONE OR MORE ACTIVE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:energy measurement circuitry to measure energy on a plurality of wireless communication frequency channels;
a mapper configured to determine a two-dimensional energy detection map of an Access Point (AP) scan, the two-dimensional energy detection map comprising a plurality of energy values mapped to a plurality of time slots and to the plurality of frequency channels; and
a channel detector configured to detect one or more energy patterns of one or more respective APs based on the two-dimensional energy detection map, and to determine one or more active channels of the plurality of wireless communication frequency channels based on the one or more energy patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,251,117

DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method in a handover between two Long Term Evolution (LTE) access networks, the method comprising:informing, by a Mobility Management Entity (MME), a User Plane Entity (UPE) of a data forwarding tunnel identifier of a target LTE access network;
obtaining, by the MME, a data forwarding tunnel identifier of the UPE;
informing, by the MME, a source LTE access network of the data forwarding tunnel identifier of the UPE;
transmitting, by the source LTE access network, data to the UPE using the data forwarding tunnel identifier of the UPE; and
transmitting, by the UPE, the data to the target LTE access network.

US Pat. No. 10,251,115

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTELLIGENT ASSISTANT SERVICE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A server device, comprising:a non-transitory memory device storing a plurality of processor-executable instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the processor-executable instructions, wherein executing the processor-executable instructions causes the one or more processors to:
determine that a first UE, to which a call request from a second UE is directed, is registered for intelligent assistant (IA) services that are configured to assist the first UE during communication sessions with other UEs;
identify, based on the call request, rules associated with the first UE for providing the IA services;
determine, by applying the rules to the call request, that the call request is to be routed to the server device instead of to the first UE;
cause the call request to be rerouted to the server device by establishing a communication session between the server device and the second UE;
request, based on the rerouting, and via the established communication session with the UE, information regarding a reason for the call from the second UE;
provide, to the first UE:
the information regarding the reason for the call request, from the second UE, and
in conjunction with the information regarding the reason for the call request, an option to join the established communication session;
receive, from the first UE, a selection of the option to join the established communication session; and
add the first UE to the communication session based on receiving the selection of the option to join the communication session.

US Pat. No. 10,251,113

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An access point (AP) in a wireless communication system supporting a vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) scheme, the AP comprising:a controller configured to generate a neighbor AP information message including location information of each of neighbor APs; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the neighbor AP information message,
wherein the neighbor AP information message includes a location information header field and location information fields indicating location information of the neighbor APs, and
wherein the location information header field includes information related to a number of the location information fields and a length of each of the location information fields.

US Pat. No. 10,251,085

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING FRAME INCLUDING ERROR CHECK BITS FOR HEADER IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a frame in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:generating, by a station (STA), a frame that is to be transmitted to an access point (AP),
wherein the frame corresponds to an aggregated-medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (A-MPDU),
wherein the A-MPDU includes an A-MPDU header subframe and a plurality of A-MPDU subframes, and
wherein the A-MPDU header subframe is located at a position to be decoded prior to the plurality of A-MPDU subframes in the A-MPDU; and
transmitting, by the STA, the frame to the AP,
wherein the A-MPDU header subframe includes a first MPDU excluding a first MAC body,
wherein each of the plurality of A-MPDU subframes includes a second MPDU,
wherein the first MPDU includes a first MAC header that includes a common header field and first error check bits only for the first MAC header,
wherein the second MPDU includes a second MAC header that includes a unique header field, a second MAC body and second error check bits only for the second MAC header,
wherein the common field includes common MAC header information commonly applied to each of the plurality of A-MPDU subframes,
wherein the unique header field includes unique MAC header information uniquely applied to each of the plurality of A-MPDU subframes,
wherein the common MAC header information is excluded in the unique header field,
wherein each of the plurality of A-MPDU subframes includes a MPDU delimiter,
wherein the MPDU delimiter includes an error check field and a compressed header field,
wherein the error check field includes information indicating whether or not the second error check bits are included, and
wherein the compressed header field includes information indicating whether or not the second MAC header includes the unique header field.

US Pat. No. 10,251,066

EVOLVED MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION DESIGN FOR SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a base station (BS) using a shared radio frequency spectrum (SRFS) band, comprising:performing a channel clear assessment (CCA) for at least a portion of the SRFS including one or more narrowband regions;
transmitting a wideband preamble on a wideband region of at least seven resource blocks (RBs) including a plurality of the narrowband regions to reserve the one or more narrowband regions; and
communicating with at least one machine type communications (MTC) user equipment (UE), after performing the CCA, on at least one of the one or more narrowband regions.

US Pat. No. 10,251,047

METHODS FOR RESTRICTED DIRECT DISCOVERY

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A discoverer wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) configured for Model B proximity services (ProSe) discovery, the discoverer WTRU comprising:a transmitter configured to send a discovery request to a ProSe function, wherein the discovery request includes at least a WTRU identity, a command, and an application identity (ID);
a receiver configured to receive a discovery response from the ProSe function including a first ProSe code for the discoverer WTRU and at least one associated discovery filter;
the transmitter configured to transmit the first ProSe code on a PC5 interface;
the receiver configured to receive, from a discoveree WTRU, on the PC5 interface a second ProSe code in response to the transmission of the first ProSe code;
a processor configured to use the at least one associated discovery filter to detect a match with the second ProSe code, wherein the detecting a match includes a bitwise AND operation of a mask associated with the at least one associated filter and the second ProSe code; and
on a condition that a match is detected, the transmitter configured to send a match report to the ProSe function.

US Pat. No. 10,251,041

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENABLING ADDITIONAL DEVICES TO CHECK IN TO BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY (BLE) BEACONS

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving, via one or more beacon devices, a check-in request from a user device;
in response to receiving the check-in request from the user device via the one or more beacon devices, assigning a device identifier to the user device;
transmitting, to the user device via the one or more beacon devices, the device identifier; and
transmitting, content to the one or more beacon devices, to cause the one or more beacon devices to:
scan for one or more broadcasted signals in a location of the one or more beacon devices,
in response to determining that a first broadcasted signal of the one or more broadcasted signals contains the device identifier, determine that the first broadcasted signal corresponds to the user device,
connect to the user device, and
transmit the content to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,037

UNIVERSAL SMART DEVICE

FOCUS UNIVERSAL INC., On...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing device, a first sensor specification data or code and a first sensor measurement data from a first sensor module;
generating a first user interface based on the first sensor specification data;
displaying the first sensor measurement data in the first user interface;
receiving, at the computing device, a second sensor specification data or code and a second sensor measurement data from a second, different sensor module;
generating a second user interface based on the second sensor specification data or code; and
displaying, at the computing device, the second sensor measurement data in the second user interface, wherein the first sensor specification data or code, the first sensor measurement data, the second sensor specification data or code, and the second sensor measurement data are received through a serial bus that is connected to the first sensor module and the second sensor module.

US Pat. No. 10,251,036

NETWORK ARCHITECTURE IMPLEMENTING CONVERGENCE OF SMALL CELL AND M2M SYSTEM, RELATED METHOD, AND RELATED DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A network architecture, comprising:a small cell in a small cell system; and
a machine-to-machine (M2M) platform device in an M2M system,
wherein the small cell is connected to a service interface of the M2M platform device by a first interface, wherein service data in the M2M system is transmitted between the small cell and the M2M platform device using the first interface, wherein the small cell is configured to send the service data to a user terminal in accordance with a determination, by the M2M system, that the service data is to be sent to the user terminal served by the small cell, wherein the determination by the M2M system is in accordance to a distance between a first geographic location of the user terminal and a second geographic location of an M2M device in the M2M system,
wherein the M2M device comprises a currently-controlled M2M device, and
wherein the M2M platform device is configured to send geographic location information to an application server, causing the application server to:
select, according to the geographic location information, an M2M device to be controlled currently as the currently-controlled M2M device,
generate a control command for the M2M device according to a preset control policy and corresponding to the geographic location information, and
use the control command as the control command for the currently-controlled M2M device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,035

CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CARRIER SENSING IN WIRELESS SENSOR COMMUNICATION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A control method for collision avoidance in wireless sensor communication including a center node and a plurality of neighbor nodes, the control method of a neighbor node comprising:obtaining, by the neighbor node, a seed which is set to a total number of neighbor nodes associated with the center node from the center node associated with the neighbor node;
updating, by the neighbor node, the seed at each radio frame;
performing, by the neighbor node, a carrier sensing operation in a slot #n which is determined based on the updated seed, wherein the updated seed is the n; and,
when the slot #n is determined to be an idle state by the carrier sensing operation, transmitting, by the neighbor node, data in a slot #(n+1) after the slot #n determined by the updated seed,
wherein the n is an integer more than 0.

US Pat. No. 10,251,034

PROPAGATION OF APPLICATION CONTEXT BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A VEHICLE INFORMATION SYSTEM

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:establishing, by a mobile device, a session with an in-vehicle information system;
in response to establishing the session with the in-vehicle information system, determining an application specific operating context for two or more applications executing on the mobile device, the application specific operating context for each respective application comprising one or more of a current execution state, a current output state, an availability of persisted data, and a most recently displayed application user interface view;
in response to determining that persisted data is available for at least one application executing on the mobile device, generating a user interface view including a homescreen view having a set of user interface icons for accessing individual applications executing on the mobile device, the set of user interface icons including one or more modified user interface icons with added persisted data indications, wherein the one or more modified user interface icons with the added persisted data indications are associated with the respective application having persisted data,
and wherein the one or more modified user interface icons respectively include a first icon portion actuatable to access the respective application at a first entry point and a second icon portion actuatable to access the respective application at a second entry point, the second entry point providing access to interact with current output of the respective application, and wherein the first icon portion displays the persisted data indicators of the operating context of the respective application,
and wherein the persisted data includes records of recently accessed data or recent user activity as determined when the session between the mobile device and the in-vehicle information system was established; and
transmitting the generated user interface view to the in-vehicle information system to cause the generated user interface view to be displayed on the in-vehicle information system and to enable interaction with the one or more modified user interface icons with the added persisted data indications, and wherein the one or more applications are inaccessible on the mobile device for the duration of the session.

US Pat. No. 10,251,033

PERFORMANCE OF SECURE MOBILE APPLICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for improving performance of mobile applications, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, a request for a first resource by a user;
responsive to receiving the request for a first resource, determining, by one or more computer processors, a second resource based on the first resource and a third resource based on the first resource;
determining, by one or more processors, a frequency of the second resource and a frequency of the third resource, wherein the frequency of the second resource and the frequency of the third resource are determined based on a resource usage pattern of the user; and
responsive to determining that the frequency of the second resource is greater than the frequency of the third resource, providing, by one or more computer processors, a response to the request for the first resource based on the resource usage pattern of the user, wherein the response includes the first resource and the second resource.

US Pat. No. 10,251,032

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR SHARING DATA AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method performed by a transmitting-side electronic device for sharing data with a receiving-side electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a screen of a call application;
transmitting a request for connecting a voice call with the receiving-side electronic device via a call application;
receiving profile information of a user of the receiving-side electronic device from an external server while the voice call is being set up;
displaying the profile information on the screen of the call application before the voice call is connected to the receiving-side electronic device;
in response to the voice call being connected with the receiving-side electronic device, displaying a plurality of icons representing sharing objects on the screen of the call application;
receiving a selection on a first icon of the plurality of icons as a sharing object to be shared with the receiving-side electronic device;
sending a sharing request for the sharing object;
in response to receiving a sharing acceptance message corresponding to the sharing request, displaying an execution screen of a first application corresponding to the first icon;
obtaining data for sharing with the receiving-side electronic device while the execution screen of the first application is displayed; and
transmitting the obtained data output from the first application to the receiving-side electronic device through a data session formed based on information related to the voice call after the voice call is initiated.

US Pat. No. 10,251,031

ADVANCED AUTOMATIC LOOP DETECTION IN SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) TWO-WAY MESSAGING

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an application dispatcher coupled to a database, and configured to receive a reply message from a mobile device
wherein the database comprises a loop detection procedure configured to determine whether the reply message corresponds to a previous reply message and to an input message stored in the database that terminates at the mobile device as a mobile terminated message.

US Pat. No. 10,251,030

PORTABLE RADIO SYSTEM FOR DUAL PROGRAMMABLE PUSH-TO-TALK BUTTONS AND METHOD FOR THE SAME

Datron World Communicatio...

1. A ruggedized, handheld radio for bidirectional field communication, comprising:a housing;
a single half-duplex transceiver arranged in the housing and configured to transmit and receive signals in a single communication channel over a radio network;
a first push-to-talk (PTT) switch and a second PTT switch configured to switch from a voice reception mode to a voice transmission mode, wherein the first PTT switch is located on a left side of the housing and the second PTT switch is located on a right side of the housing, and wherein the first and second PTT switches are independently operable to actuate the transmission of radio signals in the single communication channel via the single half-duplex transceiver;
a keypad mounted on the housing and including a plurality of buttons;
a memory configured to store a plurality of functional profiles associated with the PTT switches; and
a processor configured to permit user selection of one of the functional profiles and, after user selection, configure functional operation of a combination of the keypad buttons and at least one of the PTT switches according to the selected functional profile.

US Pat. No. 10,251,029

APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST SIGNALS, APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS, METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST SIGNALS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting broadcast signals by a broadcast signal transmitter, the method comprising:encoding service data;
mapping the encoded service data by Non Uniform Constellation (NUC);
building at least one signal frame including the mapped service data;
modulating data in the built at least one signal frame by an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) scheme; and
transmitting the broadcast signals having the modulated data,
wherein the encoded service data is mapped by 16 NUC which includes constellation points at 0.2535+j0.4923, 0.4923+j0.2535, 0.4927+j1.2044 and 1.2044+j0.4927 in first quadrant, ?0.2535+j0.4923, ?0.4923+j0.2535, ?0.4927+j1.2044and ?1.2044+j0.4927 in second quadrant, ?0.2535?j0.4923, ?0.4923?j0.2535, ?0.4927?j1.2044 and ?1.2044?j0.4927 in third quadrant, 0.2535?j0.4923, 0.4923?j0.2535, 0.4927?j1.2044 and 1.2044?j0.4927 in fourth quadrant when the service data is encoded with a code rate 8/15.

US Pat. No. 10,251,027

NAVIGATION SYSTEM TRACKING HIGH-EFFICIENCY INDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES

Wisconsin Alumni Ressarch...

1. A mobile device for indoor location determination comprising:a first light sensor having a first axis passing through the first light sensor, the first light sensor receiving and measuring light received at a first range of angles with respect to the first axis, the first light sensor having a first angular sensitivity function describing a sensitivity of the first light sensor as a function of angle in the first range of angles over a field of view;
a second light sensor having a second axis parallel to the first axis and passing through the second light sensor, the second light sensor receiving and measuring light received at a second range of angles with respect to the second axis, the second light sensor having a second angular sensitivity function describing a sensitivity of the second light sensor as a function of angle in the second range of angles over the field of view, the second angular sensitivity function being different from the first angular sensitivity function so that an angle of a light measured by the first light sensor and second light sensor may be deduced from a known difference between the first angular sensitivity function and the second angular sensitivity function;
an electronic computer receiving signals from the first and second light sensors and having:
(a) a processor; and
(b) a memory communicating with the processor and holding a program executable by the processor to:
(i) measure signals from the first light sensor and the second light sensor to identify multiple light source signals from multiple light sources using the first and second light sensors within the fields-of-view according to known light source signatures;
(ii) determine an angle of each of the multiple light sources with respect to the mobile device based on a matching of light source signatures and a determination of a difference in the measured signals from the first light sensor and second light sensor of the matched light sources caused by a predetermined differences between the first angular sensitivity function and the second angular sensitivity function of the first and second light sensors respectively; and
(iii) identify the location of the mobile device based on the angle of the multiple light sources and a known mapping of light sources to locations.

US Pat. No. 10,251,026

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TRAFFIC NOTIFICATIONS TO MOBILE DEVICES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for displaying a warning graphic for traffic congestion, the method comprising:determining at least one mobile device approaching a zone comprising traffic congestion;
displaying a first warning graphic of the traffic congestion to the at least one mobile device approaching that zone, the warning graphic displayed as an overriding pop-up notification on the at least one mobile device wherein the overriding pop-up notification comprises a selectable link to enable a map to load;
tracking over time, a location of the at least one mobile device approaching that zone; and
updating the at least one mobile device approaching that zone regarding a progress of the traffic congestion indicated in the first warning graphic by displaying at least one follow-up warning graphic on the at least one mobile device, provided prior to the traffic congestion being cleared, the at least one follow-up warning graphic also displayed as a follow-up overriding pop-up notification and including updated data to specify that it is an update, wherein the follow-up overriding pop-up notification comprises a selectable updated map link to enable an updated map to load.

US Pat. No. 10,251,024

SYSTEM FOR TRACKING PHYSICAL OBJECTS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system comprising:a distributed computing system;
one or more mobile devices communicatively coupled to the distributed computing system, including a processor and an optical reader, one or more of the mobile devices being configured to (i) scan a plurality of different identifiers of a plurality of different geographically distributed physical objects, and (ii) transmit the plurality of different identifiers to the distributed computing system;
wherein the distributed computing system is programmed to:
receive the plurality of different identifiers for the plurality of different geographically distributed physical objects;
query a database for known locations of the plurality of different geographically distributed physical objects using the plurality of different identifiers, wherein a location of at least one of the plurality of different geographically distributed physical objects is unknown;
interpolate each of the known locations of the plurality of different geographically distributed physical objects as a data point;
retrieve a map of a facility in which the plurality of different geographically distributed physical objects are designated to be disposed from the database;
overlay the map including locations at which each physical object of the plurality of different geographically distributed physical objects are designated to be disposed, over the data points representing each known location of the physical objects;
determine whether the data points representing each of the known locations of each of the physical objects correlate with the designated locations of each physical object;
generate one or more projected paths of the one or more of mobile devices based on the data points, wherein generating the one or more projected paths includes omitting at least one data point determined to be arbitrary, unplanned, or illogical; and
determine the location of the at least one physical object based on an intersection of two or more of the projected paths.

US Pat. No. 10,251,023

NOTIFICATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING GEOFENCING TO IDENTIFY MEMBERS OF A COMMUNITY

IN-TELLIGENT PROPERTIES I...

1. A system to communicate with members of a community, comprising:a non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored therein that when executed by a computing device provide:
(a) a geofencing system operating in a geographic region for:
(i) determining the location of a plurality of first individuals based upon the location of their smart devices, and
(ii) adding, without user interaction, the individuals that are determined to be physically present in the geographic region to a community;
(b) a subscription system operating on the smart devices for adding second individuals that are not determined to be physically present in the geographic region to the community based on requests of the second individuals;
(c) a safety alert system operating on the smart devices for transmitting emergency safety alert messages to the members of the community, by:
(i) communicating with the smart devices to determine their alert-receiving state, and then automatically overriding any alert inhibiting state to ensure that the smart device is alert-enabled to receive the emergency safety alert messages, and
(ii) transmitting an emergency safety alert message to the smart device; and
(d) a geographic region-specific communication system operating on the smart devices for and sending geographic region-specific non-emergency non-safety alert messages from property management to the members of the community, wherein the smart device's alert inhibiting state is set by the user to disable alert function and to block the geographic region-specific non-emergency non-safety alert messages such that the emergency safety alert message is delivered to the smart device and the non-emergency non-safety alert messages are not delivered to the smart device.

US Pat. No. 10,251,022

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOW ENERGY BEACON MANAGEMENT

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:assigning, to a first set of premises devices at a location, a first set of premises device identifiers associated with a first event;
assigning, to a second set of premises devices at the location, a second set of premises device identifiers associated with a second event;
determining, based on an event schedule, that the first event is occurring;
activating, in response to the first event occurring, a first application on a user device that monitors for the first set of premises device identifiers;
deactivating, in response to determining, based on the event schedule, that the first event has ended, the first application on the user device; and
activating, in response to determining, based on the event schedule, that the second event is occurring, a second application on the user device to monitor for the second set of premises device identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,251,020

BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY (BLE) REAL-TIME LOCATION SYSTEM (RTLS) HAVING TAGS, BEACONS AND BRIDGES, THAT USE A COMBINATION OF MOTION DETECTION AND RSSI MEASUREMENTS TO DETERMINE ROOM-LOCATION OF THE TAGS

Infinite Leap, Inc., Far...

1. A real-time location system (RTLS) having tags, beacons, bridges, and a location server for providing people and asset-tag locating, comprising:at least one beacon equipped with a motion sensor, that uses the motion sensor to include a history of motion status sensed in a beacon's room, embedded in radio transmissions from the at least one beacon;
at least one bridge for receiving location-update messages from at least one tag, and measuring multiple characteristics of the received location-update messages, including received signal strength, and forwarding those location-update messages to a central server;
at least one tag for listening for radio transmissions from the beacons, and measuring multiple characteristics of the received transmissions, including received signal strength and the beacons' indication of motion status in the beacon's room, where patterns of accelerometer-sensed-motion status of the tag are compared to patterns of the motion status in the beacons' transmissions, and location-update messages are transmitted to the at least one bridge; and
a central location server utilizing a plurality of location-determining methods comprising:
a first location method for determining a first location estimate for the at least one tag, based on radio characteristics of BLE beacon signals emitted by at least one beacon in fixed locations and received by the at least one tag, and transmitted to the central location server;
a second location method for determining a second location estimate for the at least one tag, based on comparing changes in the history of motion status in the beacons' rooms, and the coincident history of changes in accelerometer-determined motion status of the at least one tag that is likely in the room; and
a third location method for combining the first location estimate and second location estimate to determine a location result for the at least one tag.

US Pat. No. 10,251,019

ADAPTIVE POSITION INDICATOR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for determining a region indicator, comprising:obtaining position data indicating a position of a mobile device;
accessing a map based on the position of the mobile device, the map having a plurality of regions wherein each region is bounded by one or more features of the map;
determining where the mobile device is located on the map, based on the position data;
determining the region indicator, indicative of a region, of the plurality of regions, in which the mobile device is located, wherein a size and shape of the region indicator is determined based on a privacy setting; and
causing the region indicator to be displayed on a device display.

US Pat. No. 10,251,018

IMPROVING COMPUTER MODEL ACCURACY IN PREDICTING LOCATION OF ONLINE SYSTEM USERS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a transmitter associated with a first user of an online system, a request to generate a beacon identifier associated with a physical location;
sending the beacon identifier to the transmitter;
receiving, from a client device associated with a second user of the online system, a request to identify a received beacon identifier;
identifying the received beacon identifier as associated with the physical location;
responsive to detecting that a signal strength associated with the received beacon identifier exceeds a threshold, classifying the client device as present at the physical location;
receiving a first set of context information comprising signals received by the client device when present at the physical location and adding the first set of context information to training data comprising instances of client devices being present at the physical location; and
training a machine-learning model using the training data to predict a likelihood that a third user of the online system is present at the physical location based on a second set of context information comprising signals received from a client device associated with the third user, wherein the second set of context information used by the machine-learning model for its prediction does not include a signal of the beacon identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,251,016

DIALOG AUDIO SIGNAL BALANCING IN AN OBJECT-BASED AUDIO PROGRAM

DTS, Inc., Calabasas, CA...

1. A method for adjusting a loudness relationship between a dialog signal and a separate non-dialog signal in a particular audio program, the method comprising:receiving, using a processor circuit, a long-term dialog balance metric for the particular audio program, the long-term dialog balance metric indicating a dialog-to-non-dialog loudness relationship for the dialog and non-dialog signals of the particular audio program;
receiving, using the processor circuit, an audio program-independent long-term dialog balance preference that indicates a user-specified preference for a loudness relationship for multiple different audio programs; and
determining, using the processor circuit, a long-term gain or attenuation to apply to at least one of the dialog signal and the non-dialog signal of the particular audio program, the long-term gain or attenuation determined according to a difference between the received long-term dialog balance metric for the particular audio program and the received audio program-independent long-term dialog balance preference.

US Pat. No. 10,251,015

PERSONAL MULTICHANNEL AUDIO CONTROLLER DESIGN

DIRAC RESEARCH AB, Uppsa...

1. A method for determining filter coefficients of an audio precompensation controller for compensation of an associated sound system including N?2 loudspeakers, the audio precompensation controller being implemented as an audio filter, the method comprising:estimating, for each one of at least a pair of said loudspeakers, a model transfer function at each of a plurality M of measurement points that are control points, distributed in Z?2 spatially separated listening zones in a listening environment of said sound system, the model transfer function representing sound propagation from the loudspeaker to the respective control point as a model impulse response;
determining, for each of said M control points, a zone-dependent target transfer function, representing a target impulse response, at least based on a zone affiliation of the control point, said zone-dependent target transfer function in each control point being determined based on phase differences between at least a pair of said loudspeakers in said control point, said phase differences being defined by at least one of the model transfer functions in said control point, phase characteristics of said zone-dependent target transfer functions differing between control points affiliated with different listening zones;
determining said filter coefficients of said audio precompensation controller at least based on said model transfer functions and said target transfer functions of said M control points; and
implementing parameters of the audio filter based on the determined filter coefficients, the audio filter and the sound system together enabling generation of sound influenced by the audio filter.

US Pat. No. 10,251,014

PLAYING BINAURAL SOUND CLIPS DURING AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

1. A method executed by electronic devices in a computer system that reduces processing of the electronic devices when users play sound clips in binaural sound to each other while the users are engaged in an electronic communication, the method comprising:convolving, before an electronic communication commences between a first user with a first smartphone and a second user with a second smartphone and with a digital signal processor (DSP) in the second smartphone, a sound clip with head-related transfer functions (HRTFs);
storing, before the electronic communication commences between the first user and the second user and in memory of the second smartphone, the sound clip convolved with the HRTFs;
commencing, with the first smartphone and the second smartphone, the electronic communication between the first user and the second user;
receiving, during the electronic communication between, a request from the first user at the first smartphone to play the sound clip in binaural sound to the second user at the second smartphone;
retrieving, during the electronic communication and with the first smartphone, a unique identification number assigned to the sound clip;
transmitting, during the electronic communication, the unique identification number from the first smartphone to the second smartphone but not transmitting the sound clip from the first smartphone to the second smartphone;
receiving, during the electronic communication and from the first smartphone, the unique identification number at the second smartphone;
identifying, during the electronic communication and with the second smartphone, the sound clip that is stored in the memory of the second smartphone as being assigned to the unique identification number received from the first smartphone, and that was previously convolved with the HRTFs before the electronic communication commenced; and
playing, during the electronic communication and with the second smartphone, the sound clip previously convolved with the HRTFs of the second user so the second user hears the sound clip requested by the first user without transmitting the sound clip from the first smartphone to the second smartphone and without convolving the sound clip with the HRTFs during the electronic communication,
wherein the sound clip plays as the binaural sound and externally localizes in empty space at least one meter away from a head of the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,251,013

AUDIO PROPAGATION IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. One or more computer storage media having computer-executable instructions for propagating sound in a virtual environment that, upon execution by a processor, cause the processor to at least:calculate a shortest path from a sound source in a first zone of the virtual environment to a sound destination in a second zone of the virtual environment that passes through at least one portal;
determine a direction of the calculated shortest path from the at least one portal to the sound destination;
generate a virtual sound source at a distance from the sound destination equal to the length of the calculated shortest path and in the determined direction from the sound destination;
determine a first voxel path of the calculated shortest path from the sound source to the sound destination via the at least one portal, wherein the sound source is associated with audio data;
determine a second voxel path of a shortest path circumventing one or more obstructions from the sound source to the sound destination via the at least one portal;
compare the length of the first voxel path to the length of the second voxel path and attenuating the audio data based on the comparison; and
provide the virtual sound source and the attenuated audio data to an audio engine for rendering to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,251,012

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REALISTIC ROTATION OF STEREO OR BINAURAL AUDIO

1. A system for rotating sound comprising:a Sound Sources Extractor that comprises a Sound Source Extractor, wherein the Sound Source Extractor comprises a Source Filter and an Angle Calculator,
wherein the Sound Sources Extractor receives a multiple-channel input sound signal and wherein the Source Filter extracts a sound source signal from the multiple-channel input sound signal, and wherein the Angle Calculator calculates an apparent direction of the sound source signal and outputs a calculated apparent direction, and wherein the Sound Source Extractor outputs the sound source signal;
an Angle Comparer that receives a listener head angle, computes a desired rotation angle, and sets the value of a rotation angle to the desired rotation angle;
a Sound Sources Rotator that comprises a Sound Source Rotator, wherein the Sound Source Rotator receives the sound source signal, the calculated apparent direction, and the rotation angle, and wherein the Sound Source Rotator changes the apparent direction of the sound source signal and outputs a rotated sound signal;
and a Sound Combiner that receives the rotated sound signal, adds the received rotated sound signal to a summation signal, and outputs an output sound that is a specific function of the summation signal;
whereby the Sound Source Rotator can change the apparent direction of the sound source signal in response to changes in the listener head angle.

US Pat. No. 10,251,011

AUGMENTED REALITY VIRTUAL REALITY RAY TRACING SENSORY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a power source to supply power to the system;
a memory comprising environment information, the memory coupled to a processor; and
a graphics pipeline apparatus comprising:
a ray tracing engine to:
normalize the environment information to a position of an observer to generate normalized environment information for the observer;
calculate, for the observer, the sound sources or sensed events vector paths;
generate a number of ray bundles for the sounds, the ray bundles including a number of frequency bands based on acoustic properties of one or more of the sound sources, wherein the environment information is further to include one or more objects or surfaces in the path of one or more of the vector paths, and wherein the ray bundles are to be based on one or more of the acoustic properties of the sound, the objects, or the surfaces;
apply an absorption filter, an attenuation filter, and a reflective filter to the normalized environment information, based on the vector path attributes of the sound or the sensed events; and
play back the normalized environment information to the observer based on the vector paths.

US Pat. No. 10,251,010

PROCESSING OBJECT-BASED AUDIO SIGNALS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method of processing an audio signal, the audio signal having a plurality of audio objects, the method comprising:receiving spatial metadata corresponding to the audio objects;
converting the audio signal into submixes of the audio objects of the audio signal, wherein each submix relates to corresponding audio objects of the plurality of audio objects, wherein each of the submix further corresponds to zone constraints of the corresponding audio objects of the submix;
determining a corresponding submix gain for each of the submixes; and
rendering each of the submixes of the audio objects, wherein the rendering includes rendering each of the corresponding audio of the submix, wherein the rendering of the audio objects is further based on the spatial metadata, and wherein the rendering of each of the audio objects includes applying an object gain that is based at least in part on the submix gain corresponding to the submix of the corresponding audio objects.

US Pat. No. 10,251,009

AUDIO SCENE APPARATUS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one non-transitory memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one non-transitory memory and the computer code configured to with the at least one processor cause the apparatus to at least:analyze a first audio signal to locate at least one first audio source, wherein the at least one first audio source has a virtual location with respect to a listener during reproduction of the first audio signal using the apparatus;
determine whether the at least one first audio source corresponds to a predetermined type of audio source;
analyze a second audio signal generated from an environment surrounding the apparatus to determine a direction of at least one second audio source with respect to at least one microphone of the apparatus;
create a parametric audio representation for each of the at least one first audio source and the at least one second audio source; and
using the parametric representation of the at least one first audio source and the at least one second audio source, virtually reposition the at least one first audio source away from the at least one second audio source based on the determination that the at least one first audio source corresponds to the predetermined type of audio source.

US Pat. No. 10,251,008

HANDSFREE BEAM PATTERN CONFIGURATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for adjusting sound emitted by a loudspeaker array, comprising:sensing, using one or more microphone arrays, a voice command from a user in a listening area at a first instance in time, wherein the user is associated with a stored user profile that specifies a predefined location at which to direct a loudspeaker array output beam pattern;
based on the sensed voice command, determining a location in the listening area at which to steer a loudspeaker array output beam pattern;
steering the loudspeaker array output beam pattern at the determined location in the listening area; and then
at a second instance in time that is later than the first instance in time, if a current location of the user is not determinable then steering the loudspeaker array output beam pattern at the predefined location that is specified in the stored user profile associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 10,251,005

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIND NOISE DETECTION

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method of processing digitized microphone signal data in order to detect wind noise, the method comprising:obtaining a first signal and a second signal from at least one microphone, the first and second signals reflecting a common acoustic input, and the first and second signals being at least one of temporally distinct and spatially distinct;
processing the first signal to determine a first distribution of the samples of the first signal;
processing the second signal to determine a second distribution of the samples of the second signal;
calculating a difference between the first distribution and the second distribution; and
if the difference exceeds a detection threshold, outputting an indication that wind noise is present.

US Pat. No. 10,251,001

INTEGRATED PERSONAL AMPLIFIER SYSTEM WITH HOWLING CONTROL

BITWAVE PTE LTD, Singapo...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a microphone that receives first acoustic signal data related to a first acoustic signal;
an amplifier that amplifies the first acoustic signal to an amplitude, resulting in an amplified first acoustic signal;
a range controller that constrains the amplitude, resulting in a constrained amplitude, wherein the range controller further mutes an amplification gain associated with a first frequency band, resulting in a muted amplification gain;
a filter bank that filters the first acoustic signal data to the first frequency band, resulting in a filtered first acoustic signal;
an acoustic feedback detector that detects acoustic feedback signal data from the first acoustic signal data, wherein the acoustic feedback detector comprises a status indicator that indicates a status of the apparatus, and wherein the acoustic feedback detector shifts to a second frequency band in response to the amplification gain being determined to have attained the muted amplification gain; and
a speaker that outputs a second acoustic signal in accordance with the constrained amplitude.