US Pat. No. 10,112,987

BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABLE PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A VAB DOMAIN OF A CAMELID SINGLE DOMAIN HEAVY CHAIN ANTIBODY AGAINST AN AMYLOID-BETA PEPTIDE

ICB INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

1. A composition comprising:a polypeptide comprising the formula Vab1-L1-X-R3-Y-L2-Vab2,
wherein the Vab1 and Vab2 each independently comprises a variable antigen-binding domain from a camelid single-domain heavy chain antibody, wherein at least one of the variable antigen-binding domains comprises amino acids 1-127 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:11 and is capable of binding to an amyloid-beta peptide;
wherein L1 and L2 each comprise a hinge region from a camelid single-domain heavy-chain only antibody;
wherein a nanoparticle comprising polybutylcyanoacrylate and dextran is covalently linked to at least one of L1 and L2; and
wherein X and Y are bifunctional linkers, selected from a maleimido-thiol conjugate and polyethylene glycol;
wherein R3 comprises at least one constant domain of human IgG CH2 or CH3 domain.
US Pat. No. 10,114,013

METHOD FOR DETECTION OF COENZYME Q10

Berg, LLC, Framingham, M...

1. A method for determining the amount of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or reduced form of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10H2) in a sample, the method comprising analyzing the sample using LC/MS/MS using oxidized deuterated coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10-d6) and/or reduced deuterated coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10H2-d6) as an internal standard, wherein the method comprises the steps of:a1) adding a known amount of deuterated coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10-d6) to the sample,
b1) detecting CoQ10 and CoQ10-d6 by mass spectrometry, and
c1) determining the amount of detected CoQ10 by comparing it to the known amount of detected CoQ10-d6; or
a2) adding a known amount of reduced deuterated coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10H2-d6) to the sample,
b2) detecting CoQ10H2 and CoQ10H2-d6 by mass spectrometry, and
c2) determining the amount of detected CoQ10H2 by comparing it to the known amount of detected CoQ10H2-d6; or
a3) adding a known amount of CoQ10-d6 and CoQ10H2d6 to the sample,
b3) detecting CoQ10, CoQ10H2, CoQ10-d6 and CoQ10H2-d6 by mass spectrometry,
c3) determining the amount of detected CoQ10 by comparing it to the known amount of detected CoQ10H2-d6, and
d3) determining the amount of detected CoQ10H2 by comparing it to the known amount of detected CoQ10H2-d6.
US Pat. No. 10,111,450

PROCESS FOR MAKING A MULTIPHASE JELLIFIED BEVERAGE COMPOSITION

Nestec S.A., Vevey (CH)

1. A process comprising the steps of, in order:providing a water, juice, and/or milk-based jellified product comprising at least two separate homogeneous gel masses, each of the separate homogeneous gel masses comprising carrageenan and galactomannan, wherein adjacent separate gel masses have different gel strengths between 10 and 400 g; and
manually shaking the product for a period of time sufficient to break the weakest gel mass into particles to form a jellified ready-to-drink beverage.
US Pat. No. 10,112,988

METHODS OF ASSESSING AMYLOID-BETA PEPTIDES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM BY BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER PERMEABLE PEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A VAB DOMAIN OF A CAMELID SINGLE DOMAIN HEAVY CHAIN ANTIBODY AGAINST AN ANTI-AMYLOID-BETA PEPTIDE

ICB INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

1. A method for assessing an amyloid-beta peptide in the central nervous system of a subject, the method comprising:(i) administering to the subject a polypeptide comprising the formula:
Vab1-L1-X-R3-Y-L2-Vab2,
wherein Vab1 and Vab2 each independently comprises a variable antigen-binding (Vab) domain that is derived from a camelid single domain heavy chain antibody, and at least one of the variable antigen binding domains comprises amino acids 1-127 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11 and is capable of binding to an amyloid-beta peptide;
wherein L1 and L2 each comprise a hinge region from a camelid single domain heavy chain antibody; and
wherein the L1, L2, or both further comprise a covalently-attached-detectable label,
wherein the detectable label comprises a nanoparticle that comprises polybutylcyanoacrylate and dextran;
wherein X and Y are bifunctional linkers, wherein X and Y are selected from the group consisting of —NHCO—(CH2CH2O)n— and wherein n=2-100, —CH(CH2SH)—NHCO, —(C4H3NO2)—S—(CH2)3-imidate-, and —NHCO—(CH2CH2O)n—(C4H3NO2)—S—(CH2)3-imidate- and wherein n=2-100;
wherein R3 comprises at least one constant domain of human IgG CH2 or CH 3 domain, and
wherein the polypeptide is capable of specifically binding to an amyloid-beta peptide within the central nervous system (CNS) of the subject;
(ii) waiting for a time sufficient for the polypeptide to permeate the blood-brain-barrier of the subject and bind to the amyloid-beta peptide; and
(iii) detecting the presence or amount of the detectable label within the CNS of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,111,451

FOOD, BEVERAGE OR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING FERMENTED EASTERN PRICKLY PEAR AND A PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

1. A method of treating acne or atopic dermatitis in a human in need thereof consisting essentially of administering to the human in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of Eastern Prickly Pear which has been fermented with nuruk or Aspergillis oryzae to effectively treat the acne or atopic dermatitis in the human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,112,989

POLYPEPTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDE CONSTRUCTS COMPRISING SINGLE DOMAIN ANTIBODIES DIRECTED AGAINST VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR

Ablynx, N.V., Ghent-Zwij...

1. A method for the treatment and/or alleviation of disorders relating to platelet-mediated aggregation, comprising administering to a subject in need of such treatment an effective amount of a polypeptide construct comprising at least one single domain antibody that specifically binds vWF,wherein the at least one single domain antibody has complementarity determining regions (CDRs) and framework regions (FRs), and,
wherein the at least one single domain antibody comprises:
a sequence represented by any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 7, 23 to 31, and 62 to 65, or
an homologous sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 7, 23 to 31, and 62 to 65, wherein the FRs have a sequence identity of more than 85% with the FRs of the parent sequence; or
an homologous sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 7, 23 to 31, and 62 to 65, wherein the FRs have up to 10 amino acid substitutions compared to the FRs of the parent sequence, and,
wherein said polypeptide or polypeptide construct is able to inhibit at least 50% of platelet aggregation at high shear (1600 s?1) at a concentration of between 0.08 and 0.3 ?g/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,112,990

ANTI-TAU ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody that binds to human Tau, wherein the antibody comprises:a) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 342; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 343; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 344; HVR-L1 comprising an amino acid sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 345, 15, 468 to 478, 495 to 517, 522 to 534, 536 to 539, and 543 to 556; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 346; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 347;
b) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 72; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 73; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 74; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 76; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 77;
c) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 42; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 43; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 44; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 45; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 46; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 47;
d) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 62; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 63; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 64; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 65; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 66; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 67;
e) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 212; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 213; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 214; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 215; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 216; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 217;
f) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 32; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 33; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 34; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 35; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 36; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 37; or
g) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 52; HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 53; HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 54; HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 55; HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 56; and HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 57.
US Pat. No. 10,111,965

CELL PENETRATING PEPTIDES FOR INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY OF MOLECULES

Aadigen, LLC, Pacific Pa...

1. A complex comprising:a) a cell-penetrating peptide characterized in that it comprises an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1-4; and
b) a cargo selected from the group consisting of peptides, proteins, peptide analogs, uncharged oligonucleotides, PNAs and small hydrophobic molecules.
US Pat. No. 10,112,991

HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC TO THE PROTOFIBRILLAR FORM OF THE BETA-AMYLOID PEPTIDE

SANOFI, Paris (FR)

1. A polynucleotide encoding for a polypeptide having at least 95% identity with SEQ ID NO: 26; ora polynucleotide encoding for a polypeptide having at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 28; or
a polynucleotide comprising at least 99% identity with SEQ ID NO: 3; or
a polynucleotide comprising at least 95% identity with SEQ ID NO: 5 or 27; or
a polynucleotide comprising at least 90% identity with SEQ ID NO: 25.
US Pat. No. 10,114,017

METHODS AND ASSAYS FOR FACTOR VIII ACTIVITY

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF ...

1. A method of measuring Factor VIII (fVIII) activity, the method comprising(a) contacting a sample in which fVIII is to be measured with a composition comprising fibrin and isolated platelets or a platelet membrane fraction comprising gpIIbIIIa,
wherein the fibrin binds to said isolated platelet or platelet membrane fraction and
wherein fVIII in said sample binds to said fibrin, and
(b) detecting activity of said fVIII with a plasma-based clotting assay, a fibrometer, a thromboelastometry device or by detecting cleavage of a chromogenic fXa substrate by fXa.
US Pat. No. 10,111,454

RANGE OF ASEPTICALLY PRODUCED INFANT FOODS HAVING LOW CONCENTRATIONS OF UNDESIRED BY-PRODUCTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

Nestec, S.A., Vevey (CH)...

1. A method of producing a heat processed, aseptically packaged infant food product from a plurality of ingredients, the method comprising the steps of:precooking the plurality of ingredients separately;
mixing the precooked ingredients;
subjecting the mixed, precooked ingredients to ultra-high-temperature (UHT) sterilization;
aseptically packaging the UHT-treated infant food product within a packaging container following UHT sterilization; and
wherein the heat processed, aseptically packaged infant food product has reduced levels of furan produced during processing when compared to similar products processed using conventional retorting under sterilization conditions, as indicated by less than about 5 micrograms furan per kg food product.
US Pat. No. 10,111,966

METHODS FOR THE DEPLETION OF CD117+ CELLS

Magenta Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of depleting a population of CD117+ cells in a human patient, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a conjugate comprising an anti-CD117 monoclonal antibody and an amatoxin, wherein the monoclonal antibody is internalized by a CD117+ cell, wherein the patient does not have an immunodeficiency disorder, and wherein the monoclonal antibody comprises the following complementary determining regions (CDRs):a CDR-H1 having the amino acid sequence SYWIG (SEQ ID NO: 1)
a CDR-H2 having the amino acid sequence IIYPGDSDTRYSPSFQG (SEQ ID NO: 2)
a CDR-H3 having the amino acid sequence HGRGYNGYEGAFDI (SEQ ID NO: 3)
a CDR-L1 having the amino acid sequence RASQGISSALA (SEQ ID NO: 4)
a CDR-L2 having the amino acid sequence DASSLES (SEQ ID NO: 5)
a CDR-L3 having the amino acid sequence CQQFNSYPLT (SEQ ID NO: 6),wherein the monoclonal antibody is conjugated to the amatoxin by way of a cysteine residue in the Fc domain of the antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,114,018

IL-2 PEPTIDE DERIVATIVES, AND USES THEREOF FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE


US Pat. No. 10,111,455

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PROCESSING DIETARY FIBERS

Cosuera Groupe Warcoing S...

1. A method for processing a composition comprising fructan and sucrose, comprising the steps of (a) providing a composition comprising fructan and sucrose, wherein said composition comprising fructan and sucrose comprises at least 30% by weight (wt %) of fructan based on the total dry matter weight of said composition; and (b) incubating said composition comprising fructan and sucrose with at least one yeast selected from the group consisting of Saccharomyces and Kluyveromyces; until a reduction of at least 10% of the initial weight of sucrose in said composition is obtained and wherein at the end of step (b) the fructan weight is at most 20% lower than the initial fructan weight.
US Pat. No. 10,111,967

COMPLEXES OF RNA AND CATIONIC PEPTIDES FOR TRANSFECTION AND FOR IMMUNOSTIMULATION

1. A method of inducing or enhancing an innate immune response in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a complexed ribonucleic acid (RNA) comprising at least one RNA molecule complexed with one or more oligopeptides, wherein the at least one RNA molecule is not covalently bound to the one or more oligopeptides, wherein the nitrogen/phosphate ratio (N/P-ratio) of the RNA to the one or more oligopeptides is in the range of 0.75-25, and wherein the oligopeptide is 8 to 15 amino acids in length and comprises the following formula:(Arg)l;(Lys)m;(His )n;(Orn)o;(Xaa)x  (formula I)whereinl+m+n+o+x=8-15, and
l, m, n or o independently of each other is any number selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15, provided that the overall content of Arg, Lys, His and Orn represents at least 50% of all amino acids of the oligopeptide; and
Xaa is any amino acid selected from native or non-native amino acids except Arg, Lys, His or Orn; and
x is any number selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8, provided, that the overall content of Xaa does not exceed 50% of all amino acids of the oligopeptide.
US Pat. No. 10,112,993

FACTOR H POTENTIATING ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

STICHTING SANQUIN BLOEDVO...

1. An isolated, synthetic or recombinant antibody or fragment thereof that specifically binds to complement control protein domain 18 (CCP18) of factor H (FH), the antibody or fragment comprising:(a) a heavy chain CDR1 having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:5, a heavy chain CDR2 having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:6 and a heavy chain CDR3 sequence having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:7, or
(b) a light chain CDR1 sequence having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, a light chain CDR2 sequence having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 and a light chain CDR3 having the sequence of SEQ ID NO:3.
US Pat. No. 10,114,019

BACTERIAL CHALLENGE MODEL IN CATTLE USING A TRANS- AND INTRA-DERMAL ROUTE TO INFECT PERIPHERAL LYMPH NODES

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYS...

1. A method of observing and evaluating bacterial infections within the lymph nodes of animals presented for harvest comprising:inoculating intradermally with a device capable of inoculating concurrently at multiple sites an animal with a known amount of a bacterial pathogen, wherein the multiple inoculation sites comprise lymph node drainage areas, wherein the bacterial pathogen that is a live bacterial pathogen selected from Salmonella, Listeria, Shigella, Fransicella, Clostridum, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, or Bacillus; and
at one or more time points obtaining one or more lymph node biopsies are aseptically harvested to determine the extent of the bacterial pathogen in the lymph nodes.
US Pat. No. 10,111,968

NUCLEIC ACID COMPRISING OR CODING FOR A HISTONE STEM-LOOP AND A POLY(A) SEQUENCE OR A POLYADENYLATION SIGNAL FOR INCREASING THE EXPRESSION OF AN ENCODED THERAPEUTIC PROTEIN

1. A method of expressing a therapeutic protein in a mammalian subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of mRNA comprising:a) a polypeptide coding region, encoding said therapeutic protein;
b) at least one histone stem-loop, and
c) a poly(A) sequence,wherein said mRNA does not include a histone downstream element (HDE) and the mRNA increases the expression of the therapeutic protein in said subject.
US Pat. No. 10,112,994

METHODS OF PRODUCING TWO CHAIN PROTEINS IN BACTERIA

GENENTECH, INC., South S...

1. A method of producing a polypeptide comprising two chains in a prokaryotic host cell, the method comprising:(a) culturing the host cell to express the two chains of the polypeptide in a culture medium under conditions comprising:
a growth phase comprising a growth temperature and a growth agitation rate,
a temperature shift from the growth temperature to a lower production temperature, an agitation rate shift from the growth agitation rate to a lower production agitation rate, and
a production phase comprising the production temperature and the production agitation rate, whereby upon expression the two chains fold and assemble to form a biologically active polypeptide in the host cell;
wherein the host cell comprises a polynucleotide comprising
(1) a first translational unit encoding a first chain of the polypeptide;
(2) a second translational unit encoding a second chain of the polypeptide; and
(3) a third translational unit encoding at least one chaperone protein selected from the group consisting of peptidyl-prolyl isomerases, protein disulfide oxidoreductases, and combinations thereof;
wherein the growth temperature is in the range of about 30° C. to about 34° C. during the growth phase, the production temperature is in the range of about 25° C. to about 29° C. during the production phase, and the growth agitation rate is from 50 to 250 rpm above the production agitation rate; and
(b) recovering the biologically active polypeptide from the host cell.
US Pat. No. 10,112,995

HUMAN ANTI-IFN-? ANTIBODIES

ImmunoQure AG, Martinsre...

1. A human monoclonal anti-interferon-alpha (IFN-?) antibody or an IFN-? binding fragment thereof, wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises in its variable regions the complementarily determining regions (CDRs) VH CDRs: amino acids 31-35 of SEQ ID NO:18 and amino acids 50-66 of SEQ ID NO: 18 and amino acids 99-115 of SEQ ID NO: 18; and VL CDRs: amino acids 24-35 of SEQ ID NO:20 and amino acids 51-57 of SEC) ID NO:20 and amino acids 90-100 of SEC) ID NO:20 and wherein the antibody has the following properties: (i) binds to human IFN-? subtypes IFN?I/13 (IFN?Ib), IFN?2, IFN?4, IFN?5, IFN?6, IFN?7, IFN?8, IFN?10, IFN?14 IFN?16, IFN?17 and IFN?21; and (ii) does not bind to IFN-?, wherein the IFN-? antibody or IFN-? binding fragment thereof is labeled with a detectable label selected from the group consisting of an enzyme, a radioisotope, a fluorophore, a peptide and a heavy metal, or attached to a drug.
US Pat. No. 10,114,021

BIOMARKER FOR DIAGNOSIS, PREDICTION AND/OR PROGNOSIS OF ACUTE HEART FAILURE AND USES THEREOF

MYCARTIS NV, Ghent (BE)

1. A method for determining quantity of Quiescin Q6 in a sample from a subject, wherein the subject presents with dyspnea has a medical history of heart failure, or has a prophylactic or therapeutic treatment of acute heart failure (AHF), the method comprising the steps:(i) obtaining a sample from the subject; and
(ii) determining the quantity of Quiescin Q6 by contacting the sample with one or more binding agents capable of specifically binding to Quiescin Q6.
US Pat. No. 10,111,970

CONTRAST AGENTS FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method of enhancing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image of a body or body region such as an organ or organ region in a subject, comprising:parenterally administering a composition consisting essentially of sodium ascorbate, meglumine ascorbate, or a mixture thereof to said subject in an MRI image-enhancing amount,
wherein said sodium ascorbate, meglumine ascorbate, or mixture thereof is administered in an amount of from 0.02 grams per kilogram subject body weight, up 40 grams per kilogram subject body weight; and then
generating, by MRI of the subject, an image of said body or body region,
whereby said composition enhances the MRI image.
US Pat. No. 10,112,996

FUNCTION MODIFYING NAV1.7 ANTIBODIES

UCB Biopharma SPRL, Brus...

1. An anti-Nav1.7 antibody or binding fragment thereof which after binding the Nav1.7 ion channel is functionally modifying thereto, such that the activity of the ion channel is reduced, wherein the antibody or fragment thereof binds to an E1 or E3 extracellular region of the Nav1.7 ion channel.
US Pat. No. 10,114,022

METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER METASTASIS

INBIOMOTION S.L., Barcel...

1. An in vitro method for diagnosing metastasis and/or recurrence in a subject with prostate cancer and/or an in vitro method for the prognosis of the tendency to develop metastasis and/or recurrence in a subject with prostate cancer and treating said subject to inhibit said metastasis or recurrence and/or to avoid or inhibit bone degradation, comprising:(i) quantifying the c-MAF gene expression level, copy number or amplification in a prostate tumor sample of said subject, and
(ii) comparing the expression level, copy number or amplification obtained in (i) with the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in a control sample, wherein an increase in the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in said tumor sample with respect to the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in the control sample is indicative of a positive diagnosis for metastasis and/or recurrence or a greater tendency to develop metastasis and/or recurrence,
(iii) determining that the subject has an increase in the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in the tumor sample with respect to the expression level, copy number or amplification of the c-MAF gene in the control sample, and
(iv) administering a therapeutically effective amount of a c-MAF inhibitor, a therapy aiming to inhibit and/or treat bone metastasis selected from the group consisting of an mTor inhibitor, a Src kinase inhibitor, a COX-2 inhibitor, a CCR5 antagonist and/or Radium-223, and/or an agent capable of avoiding, inhibiting and/or treating bone degradation to said subject.
US Pat. No. 10,112,997

TIGHT-BINDING AGENTS AND USES THEREOF

ONCOMED PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds the extracellular domain of TIGIT, which comprises:(a) a heavy chain CDR1 comprising GSSLSSSYMS (SEQ II) NO:7), a heavy chain CDR2 comprising IIGSNGNTYYANWAKG (SEQ ID NO:8), and a heavy chain CDR3 comprising GGYRTSGMDP (SEQ ID NO:9), and a light chain CDR1 comprising QASQSISSYLNW (SEQ ID NO:10), a light chain CDR2 comprising DALKLAS (SEQ ID NO:11), and a light chain CDR3 comprising QQEHSVGNVDN (SEQ ID NO:12);
(b) a heavy chain CDR1 comprising GFSLSSSYMS (SEQ ID NO:13), a heavy chain CDR2 comprising IIGSNGNTYYANWAKG (SEQ ID NO:8), and a heavy chain CDR3 comprising GGYRTSGMDP (SEQ NO:9); and a light chain CDR1 comprising QASQNIYSDLAW (SEQ ID NO:81), a light chain CDR2 comprising RASTLAS (SEQ ID NO:15), and a light chain CDR3 comprising QQEHLVAWIYN (SEQ ID NO:16); or
(c) a heavy chain CDR1 comprising TSDYAWN (SEQ ID NO:57), a heavy chain CDR2 comprising YISYSGSTSYNPSLRS (SEQ ID NO:58), and a heavy chain CDR3 comprising ARRQVGLGFAY (SEQ ID NO:59), and a light chain CDR1 comprising KASQDVSTAVA (SEQ ID NO:60), a light chain CDR2 comprising SASYRYT (SEQ ID NO:61), and a light chain CDR3 comprising QQHYSTP (SEQ ID NO:62).
US Pat. No. 10,114,280

TITANIA-DOPED QUARTZ GLASS AND MAKING METHOD

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A titania-doped quartz glass having a surface where EUV light is reflected, wherein an angle (?) included between a straight line connecting an origin (O) at the center of the reflecting surface and a birefringence measurement point (A) and a fast axis of birefringence at the measurement point (A) has an average value of more than 45 degrees, and wherein the fast axes of birefringence in the EUV light reflecting surface are distributed in a concentric fashion.
US Pat. No. 10,112,229

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING THREE-SHEET PANELS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for forming a panel comprising a first face sheet, a second face sheet and a core sheet between said first face sheet and said second face sheet, said method comprising:entrapping a precursor panel within a forming cavity of a molding tool, said precursor panel comprising said first face sheet, said core sheet welded to said first face sheet and said second face sheet welded to said core sheet, and at least one caul plate being positioned within said forming cavity adjacent to said precursor panel;
heating said precursor panel to a superplastic temperature;
pressurizing a first pressure zone located between said molding tool and said caul plate to press caul plate against said precursor panel; and
pressurizing a panel volume defined between said first face sheet and said second face sheet of said precursor panel.
US Pat. No. 10,114,025

MEANS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING ANTI-PROTEOME ANTIBODIES AND IDENTIFYING CONSERVED UNIQUE OR DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSING MOLECULES OF ORGANISMS

Pathovacs, Incorporated, ...

1. A method for identifying epitopes comprising one or more amino acid molecules of at least two proteomes of an organism that are conserved or unique, the method comprising,a) generating at least one first cDNA expression library of a first recombinant proteome of a first organism by preparing fragments of the genome of said first organism of 0.3 to 1.5 kbp, size-fractionating said fragments into up to five fractions, and cloning said fragments into vectors;
b) generating at least one second cDNA expression library of at least one second recombinant proteome that is a different biotype from said first organism or is a different organism from said first organism by preparing fragments of the genome of said first organism of 0.3 to 1.5 kbp, size-fractionating said fragments into up to five fractions, and cloning said fragments into vectors;
c) expressing said at least one first expression library and said at least one second expression library en masse in a host to produce said first and said at least one second recombinant proteome;
d) harvesting said first and said at least one second recombinant proteome expressed by said first and said at least one second libraries;
e) generating enhanced anti-proteome antibodies which selectively bind to the proteins of said first recombinant proteome; and
f) binding said at least one second recombinant proteome to said anti-proteome antibodies to identify amino acid molecules comprising epitopes by (i) detecting any of said amino acid molecules conserved between said first and said at least one second recombinant proteomes, or (ii) detecting any of said amino acid molecules unique to at least one of said recombinant proteomes to identify said amino acid molecules.
US Pat. No. 10,114,281

MASK BLANK, PHASE SHIFT MASK, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

HOYA CORPORATION, Shinju...

1. A mask blank including a phase shift film on a transparent substrate, in which:the phase shift film has a function to transmit an exposure light of an ArF excimer laser at a transmittance of 2% or more and a function to generate a phase difference of 150 degrees or more and 180 degrees or less between the exposure light that transmitted through the phase shift film and the exposure light that transmitted through air for a same distance as a thickness of the phase shift film,
the phase shift film has a structure where a lower layer and an upper layer are stacked from a side of the transparent substrate,
the lower layer is formed from a material consisting of silicon, or a material consisting of silicon and one or more elements selected from nonmetallic elements other than oxygen and semimetal elements,
the upper layer, excluding a surface layer portion thereof, is formed from a material consisting of silicon and nitrogen, or a material consisting of silicon, nitrogen and one or more elements selected from nonmetallic elements excluding oxygen and semimetal elements,
the lower layer has refractive index n of less than 1.8 and extinction coefficient k of 2.0 or more,
the upper layer has refractive index n of 2.3 or more and extinction coefficient k of 1.0 or less, and
the upper layer has more thickness than the lower layer.
US Pat. No. 10,113,000

COMBINATION THERAPIES FOR B-CELL LYMPHOMAS COMPRISING ADMINISTRATION OF ANTI-CD20 ANTIBODY

Biogen Inc., Cambridge, ...

1. A method for treating low grade or follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) comprising administering to a patient 375 mg/m2 of rituximab during a cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) chemotherapeutic regimen, wherein the CHOP chemotherapy and rituximab are administered to the patient on Day 1 of each CHOP chemotherapy cycle.
US Pat. No. 10,113,001

FC VARIANTS WITH INCREASED AFFINITY FOR FCYRIIC

Xencor, Inc., Monrovia, ...

1. A nucleic acid encoding a protein, wherein said protein comprises an Fc variant of a parent IgG Fc polypeptide, said Fc variant comprising an amino acid substitution at position 243 in the Fc region of said parent IgG Fc polypeptide, wherein numbering is according to the EU index.
US Pat. No. 10,113,002

ANTI-JAGGED ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. An isolated antibody that binds to Jagged1, the antibody comprising:(a) HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:81;
(b) HVR-H2 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:84;
(c) HVR-H3 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:87;
(d) HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:110;
(e) HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:111; and
(f) HVR-L3 comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:114.
US Pat. No. 10,114,028

BIOMARKERS FOR PNEUMONIA AND ACUTE DECOMPENSATED HEART FAILURE

Upstream Medical Technolo...

1. A method of monitoring a subject having both pneumonia and acute decompensated heart failure, comprising(a) performing an immunoassay to determine a level of a ghrelin signal peptide (GHRsp) fragment by contacting a body fluid sample obtained from the subject with an antibody or antigen-binding antibody fragment thereof that binds a ghrelin signal peptide fragment that is (a) GHRsp (1-9) (SEQ ID NO:3); or (b) GHRsp (1-10) (SEQ ID NO:4) and detecting ghrelin signal peptide fragment bound to the antibody or antigen-binding antibody fragment thereof;
(b) comparing the level of the ghrelin signal peptide fragment determined by the immunoassay with a level of the ghrelin signal peptide fragment in a reference body fluid sample obtained from the same subject at an earlier time, which reference body fluid sample contained a level of ghrelin signal peptide fragment that was above a threshold level of the ghrelin signal peptide fragment that distinguishes a population of subjects having both pneumonia and acute decompensated heart failure from a population of subjects not having both pneumonia and acute decompensated heart failure, wherein a level of ghrelin signal peptide fragment that is above the threshold level indicates the subject has both pneumonia and acute decompensated heart failure; and,
(c) setting a treatment regimen or adjusting a treatment regimen for the subject based upon said comparing of the level of the ghrelin signal peptide fragment in the body fluid sample with the reference body fluid sample.
US Pat. No. 10,113,003

MULTISPECIFIC NK ENGAGER PROTEINS

INNATE PHARMA, Marseille...

1. A method of promoting the specific lysis of cancer cells expressing an antigen of interest which is specifically bound by a therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment in a subject in need thereof comprising contacting said cancer cells with an amount of a multispecific antigen binding protein sufficient to promote the specific lysis of said cancer cells expressing said antigen of interest, wherein said multispecific antigen binding protein comprises:(i) a first antigen binding domain (ABD) which monovalently binds to a human NKp46 polypeptide having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1,
(ii) a second ABD which comprises a therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or a therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment which binds to said antigen of interest-expressed by said cancer cells, and
(iii) a CD16A binding polypeptide,wherein:(1) said NKp46-binding ABD comprises a Fab or comprises a variable heavy (VH) domain and a variable light (VL) domain separated by a linker (“scFv”);
(2) said cancer-antigen-binding ABD, which comprises said therapeutic anti-cancer antibody or therapeutic anti-cancer antigen-binding antibody fragment, is monovalent or bivalent;
(3) said CD16A binding polypeptide comprises a dimeric human Fc domain polypeptide which binds CD16A;
(4) said multispecific antigen binding protein binds to the NKp46 polypeptide monovalently;
(5) said multispecific antigen binding protein directs NKp46-expressing natural killer (NK) cells and CD16A-expressing NK cells to lyse cancer cells expressing the cancer antigen of interest by a combination of NKp46-mediated signaling and CD16A-mediated antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity (“ADCC”);
(6) said dimeric Fc domain interposes said first ABD and said second ABD;
(7) said first and second ABD are each connected to said dimeric Fc domain, and one or both of said first and second ABD are connected to the dimeric Fc domain via a flexible polypeptide linker.
US Pat. No. 10,114,029

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING OR MONITORING KIDNEY FUNCTION OR DIAGNOSING KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION

SPHINGOTEC GMBH, Henning...

1. A method which comprises:selecting a subject who suffers from kidney disease and who has not suffered a stroke;
determining and recording the level of Pro-Enkephalin or fragments thereof in a bodily fluid obtained from said subject with kidney disease using a binder to Pro-Enkephalin or a fragment thereof and
wherein said Pro-Enkephalin or fragment thereof is one or more of SEQ ID No. 1, SEQ ID No. 2, SEQ ID No. 5, SEQ ID No. 6, SEQ ID No. 8, SEQ ID No. 9, SEQ ID No. 10 or SEQ ID No. 11 and wherein said binder does not bind to SEQ ID No: 3
and
determining at least one additional clinical parameter of said subject which is age, BUN (blood urea nitrogen), NGAL neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, Creatinine Clearance, Creatinine, urea, or Apache Score.
US Pat. No. 10,113,004

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DRIED BIO CELLULOSE

YOUCEL CO., LTD., Iksan-...

1. A method for producing dry bio-cellulose, the method comprising the steps of:providing a bio-cellulose;
dewatering the bio-cellulose in a centrifuge for 10 minutes or more;
immersing the dewatered bio-cellulose in a solution containing a glycol-based compound; and
supporting the immersed bio-cellulose on nonwoven fabric or a mesh-type plastic plate and drying the supported bio-cellulose,
wherein the glycol-based compound is 1,3-butylene glycol, and
wherein the solution containing the glycol-based compound has an amount of 0.1-50 parts by weight of the glycol-based compound based on 100 parts by weight of the solution.
US Pat. No. 10,111,979

WOUND DRESSINGS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING SAME AND STORAGE AND USE THEREOF

RedDress Ltd., Pardes Ha...

1. A method of dressing a wound of a subject, the method comprising:withdrawing a volume of whole blood by sterile withdrawal of venous blood from a subject;
mixing the volume of whole blood with a coagulation initiator;
allowing said whole blood to clot at a location physically separated from the wound to obtain a sterile whole-blood clot;
combining said whole-blood clot with a support matrix to form a sterile wound dressing comprising clotted whole blood and the support matrix; and
applying said sterile wound dressing onto the wound, and leaving said sterile wound dressing in place for at least two days.
US Pat. No. 10,111,980

DRY COMPOSITION COMPRISING AN EXTRUSION ENHANCER

1. A method of preparing a dry composition suitable for use in haemostasis and wound healing comprising sequentiallya) providing a cross-linked biocompatible polymer in powder form, one or more polyols, an extrusion enhancer selected from albumin, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylserine, lecithin or soy bean oil, and an aqueous medium,
b) mixing the biocompatible polymer, the one or more polyols, the extrusion enhancer and the aqueous medium to obtain a paste, and
c) freeze-drying the paste,
wherein the dry composition comprises from about 10% w/w to about 60% w/w of one or more polyols selected from sugar alcohols and sugars, and
wherein upon addition of an aqueous medium, the dry composition reconstitutes to form a paste without mechanical mixing.
US Pat. No. 10,113,006

RELEASE LINER COMPRISING NANOFIBRILLAR CELLULOSE

UPM SPECIALTY PAPERS OY, ...

1. A method for obtaining a substrate layer for a release liner comprising nanofibrillar cellulose, the method comprising:providing a cellulose based support layer,
providing an organic compound comprising a first moiety and a second moiety connected by an acetal by arranging an acetalisation reaction between nanofibrillar cellulose and an organic fragment, and
applying the organic compound on a surface of the cellulose based support layer to form a release liner comprising a primer layer and the cellulose based support layer,wherein after the acetalisation reaction the first moiety comprises the nanofibrillar cellulose obtained from a primary cellulose having functional hydroxyl groups and the second moiety comprises the organic fragment, the organic fragment comprising at least one functional vinylic group.
US Pat. No. 10,111,981

INJECTABLE IN SITU POLYMERIZABLE COLLAGEN COMPOSITION

DERMELLE, LLC, Columbia,...

1. An injectable acid soluble collagen composition comprising,a neutralized solution comprising the acid soluble collagen, EDTA and a polyol, and
wherein the acid soluble collagen comprises collagen selected from the group consisting of Type 1 collagen, Type III collagen and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,113,007

ADVANCED COOK TECHNOLOGY

ICM, Inc., Colwich, KS (...

1. A method used in an alcohol production facility, the method comprising:separating a first suspended-solids stream from a first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids of a process stream by using a first separation device in a counter-flow wash process;
sending the first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids to a first tank;
milling a portion of the first suspended-solids stream by using a mechanical milling device;
adding water to the milled particles stream to create a lower-solids stream in a second tank;
heating the lower-solids stream in the second tank at a temperature less than about 95° C.; and
further separating a second suspended-solids stream from a second liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids of the lower-solids stream by using a second separation device in the counter-flow wash process; and
combining the second suspended-solids stream with the first liquid stream containing fine-suspended solids and mixing to homogenize;
wherein the method is performed downstream of slurry and upstream of fermentation.
US Pat. No. 10,111,982

PEPSINIZED COLLAGEN IMPLANTS AND BIOMEDICAL USES THEREOF

Orthovita, Inc., Malvern...

1. A method of preparing a collagen membrane for use in tissue repair, comprising:(a) digesting collagen with pepsin, thus producing pepsinized collagen;
(b) solubilizing the pepsinized collagen in a buffer composition comprising a polyol, wherein the buffer has a substantially neutral pH and wherein the collagen is present in the buffer composition in an amount of about 2 mg to about 20 mg per ml of the buffer;
(c) drying the thus solubilized, pepsinized collagen; and
(d) reacting the collagen of (c) with a cross-linking agent, thus producing the collagen membrane, wherein the cross-linking agent is added to the solubilized, pepsinized collagen in a concentration of about 0.01% to about 6% (w/v).
US Pat. No. 10,114,290

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING PARAMETER FOR DOSE CORRECTION OF CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM, CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING METHOD, AND CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method for acquiring a parameter for correcting a dose of a charged particle beam comprising:writing, using a charged particle beam, a plurality of evaluation patterns on a substrate coated with resist;
writing, under each writing condition while varying writing condition for each of the plurality of evaluation patterns, a peripheral pattern according to a corresponding writing condition on a periphery of any different one of the plurality of evaluation patterns by using a plurality of shots of the charged particle beam, after time that can be disregarded with respect to influence of temperature increase of the resist due to writing of an evaluation pattern concerned of the plurality of evaluation patterns has passed;
measuring, under the each writing condition, a width dimension of the evaluation pattern concerned, on whose periphery the peripheral pattern has been written;
calculating, under the each writing condition, a backscatter dose reaching the evaluation pattern concerned from each shot of the plurality of shots;
calculating, under the each writing condition, a temperature increase amount of the evaluation pattern concerned, which is increased due to heat transferred from at least one shot previous to a shot concerned in the plurality of shots, at each shot time of the plurality of shots; and
calculating a correlation parameter for defining a correlation among a width dimension change amount of the evaluation pattern concerned, the temperature increase amount of the evaluation pattern concerned, and the backscatter dose reaching to the evaluation pattern concerned, by using a width dimension of the evaluation pattern concerned under the each writing condition, the temperature increase amount of the evaluation pattern concerned at the each shot time under the each writing condition, and the backscatter dose reaching the evaluation pattern concerned from the each shot under the each writing condition, and outputting the correlation parameter.
US Pat. No. 10,111,983

COLLAGEN MATRIX

Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., ...

1. A method for making a biodegradable collagen matrix, the method comprising: adding a dried mixture of a bioactive agent and bone powder, calcium phosphate, hydroxyapatite, DBM or a mixture thereof to an acidic collagen slurry to form a collagen matrix of macroscopic collagen fibers wherein the bioactive agent is bound to the macroscopic collagen fibers;raising a pH of the collagen slurry to the pH of 8-9;
adding an osteoclastogenesis inhibitor to the collagen matrix;
adding an osteoinductive additive comprising particulate demineralized bone matrix comprising bone chips to the collagen matrix; and
disposing the collagen matrix into a containment device comprising a biodegradable porous polymer mesh bag,
wherein the bioactive agent is water soluble.
US Pat. No. 10,113,009

METHODS FOR MAKING SACCHARIDE-PROTEIN GLYCOCONJUGATES

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. A process for coupling a polysaccharide to a linker, comprising:combining the polysaccharide with an additional linker comprising a primary amine group in the presence of a reducing agent, wherein the polysaccharide comprises a carbonyl group at the reducing terminus,
reacting the carbonyl group with the primary amine group by reductive amination to form a polysaccharide-additional linker intermediate, wherein the reductive amination is carried out at a pH between 4 and 5,
coupling the polysaccharide-additional linker intermediate to the linker, to form a polysaccharide-linker compound, and
precipitating unreacted linker under aqueous conditions at a pH of less than 5.
US Pat. No. 10,114,291

GRAFTING AGENT FOR FORMING SPACER LAYER

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method comprising:forming a first layer over a substrate;
forming a patterned photoresist layer over the first layer, wherein the photoresist includes a floating additive that has an uneven distribution within the photoresist layer;
applying a solution over the patterned photoresist layer to form a conformal layer over the pattern photoresist layer, wherein the conformal layer further includes a first portion over a top surface of the patterned photoresist layer and second portion extending along sidewalls of the patterned photoresist layer;
selectively removing the first portion of the conformal layer formed over the top surface of the patterned photoresist layer; and
selectively removing the patterned photoresist layer thereby leaving the second portion of the conformal layer.
US Pat. No. 10,111,984

POLYSACCHARIDE AND PROTEIN-POLYSACCHARIDE CROSS-LINKED HYDROGELS FOR SOFT TISSUE AUGMENTATION

Allergan, Inc., Irvine, ...

1. An injectable dermal filler, comprising:a hydrogel comprising a hyaluronic acid polymer crosslinked with collagen via a zero-length crosslinking agent;
wherein said hydrogel is prepared by:
(a) reacting said hyaluronic acid polymer with said collagen via said zero-length cross-linking agent, thereby providing a crosslinked hyaluronic acid/collagen-based composition; and
(b) sterilizing the crosslinked hyaluronic acid/collagen-based composition via irradiation with ultraviolet light or a combination of ultraviolet and visible light.
US Pat. No. 10,113,010

METHOD FOR ISOLATING CARBOHYDRATE ALKYLCARBAMATES

CREASEARCH BVBA, Tienen ...

1. A method for isolating a carbohydrate alkylcarbamate from a composition containing a solution of said alkylcarbamate dissolved in a first solvent which does not contain groups that are reactive with a carbohydrate, isocyanate or carbohydrate alkylcarbamate or for preparing a product comprising the carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, the method comprising the following steps:a) adding a second solvent to the composition containing the solution of the carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, the second solvent having the following properties:
the second solvent forms a solution with a mixture of the first solvent and carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, the second solvent forms a solution with the carbohydrate alkylcarbamate, and the second solvent has a boiling point that is at least 5° C. higher than the boiling point of the first solvent, wherein the first solvent is a polar solvent, and
b) removing the first solvent in a removing step, the removing step consisting of removing the first solvent from the composition obtained in step a) by applying a reduced pressure, the resulting composition containing less than 5% (v/v) of the first solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,114,292

PATTERN FORMING METHOD, RESIST PATTERN, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A pattern forming method comprising:a step a of coating an active-light-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition onto a substrate to form a resist film;
a step b of coating a composition for forming an upper layer film onto the resist film, followed by carrying out heating to 100° C. or higher, to form the upper layer film on the resist film;
a step c of exposing the resist film having the upper layer film formed thereon; and
a step d of developing the exposed resist film using a developer including an organic solvent to form a pattern,
wherein the active-light-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition contains a hydrophobic resin (D), and
the hydrophobic resin (D) has at least two of a fluorine atom, a silicon atom, and a CH3 partial structure which is contained in a side chain moiety of the hydrophobic resin (D).
US Pat. No. 10,113,011

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING RUBBER FROM NATURAL RUBBER LATEX

Bridgestone Corporation, ...

1. A process for recovering rubber from an aqueous non-Hevea natural rubber latex that contains natural rubber, water, non-rubber extractables including resin, and one or more additives, and is essentially free of lignocellulosic plant material, comprising the steps of:freezing the latex, whereby at least 75% of the natural rubber coagulates and a mixture containing coagulated natural rubber, water, and extractables is formed;
thawing the mixture;
collecting the coagulated natural rubber;
contacting the coagulated natural rubber with an extraction solution comprising at least one organic polar solvent in order to preferentially solvate the extractables; and
drying the coagulated natural rubber to create a resultant natural rubber wherein the resultant natural rubber has an amount of acetone extractables of 5% by weight or less.
US Pat. No. 10,113,269

DISPERSION FOR PRODUCING ABRASION-RESISTANT SURFACES

Kronoplus Technical AG, ...

1. A dispersion for manufacturing of a paper impregnated with a resin, comprising the following components in weight percent:30 to 75% water;
10 to 65% corundum particles with a particle size of F400 to F2000;
0.05 to 5% anionic dispersing agents;
0.05 to 5% of sodium polyacrylate;
0.1 to 5% nonionic tensides; and
0.01 to 2% thickening agents.
US Pat. No. 10,113,014

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SOLID CATALYST COMPONENT CONTAINING VANADIUM COMPOUND FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION, OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION CATALYST, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OLEFIN POLYMER

TOHO TITANIUM CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a solid catalyst component for olefin polymerization comprising bringing a vanadium compound into contact with a solid component that comprises magnesium, a halogen, titanium, and an internal electron donor compound.
US Pat. No. 10,113,270

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PAPER AND PAPERBOARD

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process of making paper or paperboard, comprising subjecting a cellulosic thin stock to one or more shear stages and then draining through a moving screen to form a sheet which is dried,wherein the process employs a retention system which is applied to the thin stock, the retention system comprising as components
i) a blend of different cationic polymers, and
ii) a microparticulate material, which microparticulate material is selected from colloidal silica and bentonite,
in which the blend of cationic polymers comprises:
a) from 50 ppm to 3000 ppm dose rate of a cationic polymer having a charge density of from 1 to 2 mEq per gram and a molar mass of from greater than 700,000 Da to 3 million Da, which cationic polymer is selected from polymers comprising vinyl amine units, and
b) from 50 ppm to 1000 ppm dose rate of a cationic polymer haying a charge density of below 3 mEq per grain and an intrinsic viscosity of at least 10 dl/g, which cationic polymer is a cationic polyacrylamide comprising acrylamide and from 5 to 10 mole % of at least one water-soluble cationic ethylenically unsaturated monomer,
wherein i) the blend of cationic polymers is dosed into the thin stock prior to the final shearing stage and ii) the microparticulate material is dosed into the thin stock after the final shearing stage, and
wherein the ppm dose rate is based on the active weight of the cationic polymer relative to a dry weight of the cellulosic thin stock suspension,
wherein one of the components of the retention system is dosed into the thin stock after the final shearing stage and the other is dosed into the thin stock before the final shearing stage.
US Pat. No. 10,113,016

LOW DENSITY POLYOLEFIN RESINS WITH LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT AND HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT COMPONENTS, AND FILMS MADE THEREFROM

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. An olefin polymerization process, the process comprising contacting a catalyst composition with an olefin monomer and an optional olefin comonomer in a polymerization reactor system under polymerization conditions to produce an olefin polymer comprising a higher molecular weight component and a lower molecular weight component, wherein:the olefin polymer is characterized by a ratio of the Mp of the higher molecular weight component to the Mp of the lower molecular weight component in a range from about 5:1 to about 100:1;
the catalyst composition comprises:
catalyst component I comprising a two carbon bridged metallocene compound containing two cyclopentadienyl groups, two indenyl groups, or a cyclopentadienyl and indenyl group;
catalyst component II comprising a single atom bridged metallocene compound containing a fluorenyl group;
an activator; and
optionally, a co-catalyst; and
a weight percentage of catalyst component I is in a range from about 25 to about 98%, based on the total weight of catalyst component I and catalyst component II.
US Pat. No. 10,115,836

LEAD-BISMUTH-TELLURIUM-SILICATE INORGANIC REACTION SYSTEM HAVING IMPROVED ADHESION PROPERTIES

Heraeus Precious Metals N...

1. An electroconductive paste comprising:metallic particles;
at least one inorganic reaction system comprising a lead-bismuth-tellurium-silicate composition of Formula (I):
Pba—Bib—Tec—Sig-Md-Oe,  (I)
wherein
the sum of a, b, c, d and g is 1,
0 0.2 0?c?0.5,
0 0 a:b is between about 0.1:99.9 to about 5:95,
b:c is between about 50:50 to 99:1,
a:c is between about 1:99 to about 10:90,
b:g is between about 50:50 to about 98:2,
M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of boron, aluminum, gallium, germanium, tin, phosphorus, antimony, niobium, tantalum, vanadium, titanium, molybdenum, tungsten, chromium, silver, halides, chalcogenides, alkaline metals, alkaline earth metals, and rare earth metals, and
e is a number sufficient to balance the charge of the Pb, Bi, Te, Si, and M components; and
an organic vehicle.
US Pat. No. 10,115,324

SECURITY LABEL COMPRISING AN AUTHENTICITY AND MANIPULATION DETECTOR

HUECK FOLIEN GES.M.B.H., ...

1. A security element for security labels or adhesive strips, the security element comprising:a carrier substrate;
a reflective layer or a layer with a high refractive index applied on the carrier substrate;
a partial separating lacquer layer applied intermittently on a surface of the reflective layer or the layer with a high refractive index;
an adhesive coating applied to the partial separating lacquer layer; and
an adhesion promoter layer situated between the partial separating lacquer layer and the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index,
wherein the security element is configured to cause the adhesive coating to migrate under the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index at portions of the surface of the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index on which there is no partial separating lacquer layer due to adhesion of the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index to the substrate being destroyed at points where the adhesive coating has migrated under the reflective layer or the layer with the high refractive index.
US Pat. No. 10,114,304

TONER BINDER, AND TONER

SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

1. A toner binder comprising:a crystalline resin (A); and
an amorphous resin (B) that is a polyester resin or its modified resin, the polyester resin being obtained by reaction of an alcohol component (X) and a carboxylic acid component (Y) as raw materials,
wherein the amorphous resin (B) is a combination of two resins having different softening points (Tm's), wherein one of the two resins is a resin having a Tm of 80° C. to 110° C. and the other is a resin having a Tm of 110° C. to 170° C.,
wherein a temperature (Tp) of a top of an endothermic peak derived from the crystalline resin (A) as measured by a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) is in the range of 40° C. to 100° C., and endothermic peak areas S1 and S2 during heating satisfy the following equation:
(S2/S1)×100?35  (1)
wherein S1 is an area of the endothermic peak derived from the crystalline resin (A) in the first heating process, and S2 is an area of the endothermic peak derived from the crystalline resin (A) in the second heating process, when the toner binder is heated, cooled, and heated.
US Pat. No. 10,112,254

METHOD FOR MAKING CLAD METAL PIPE

Huntington Alloys Corpora...

1. A method of producing a nickel alloy clad steel pipe comprising:providing a hollow cylinder of nickel alloy cladding material and a hollow cylinder of steel;
placing the hollow cylinder of the nickel alloy cladding material concentrically inside the hollow cylinder of steel to form a composite billet;
heating the composite billet to an extrusion temperature of 1121-1260° C.; and
extruding the heated composite billet into an extrudate,
wherein the nickel alloy cladding material: comprises 6.0 to 12.0 wt. % molybdenum, 19.0 to 27.0 wt. % chromium, 1.0 wt. % maximum tungsten, 0.6 wt. % maximum aluminum, 0.6 wt. % maximum titanium, 0.001 to 0.05 wt. % carbon, 0.001 to 0.035 wt. % nitrogen, 0.001 to 0.3 wt. % silicon, 1.0 wt. % maximum niobium, 2.5 wt. % maximum iron, 0.5 wt. % maximum manganese, 0.015 wt. % maximum phosphorous, 0.015 wt. % maximum sulfur, 1.0 wt. % maximum cobalt, and the balance nickel and incidental impurities.
US Pat. No. 10,113,024

ARYLCYCLOBUTENES

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A polymer comprising as polymerized units one or more arylcyclobutene first monomers and one or more second monomers having two or more dienophilic moieties and one or more acid moieties chosen from carboxylic acid, protected carboxylic acid, and sulfonic acid; wherein the protected carboxylic acid is an ester having a quaternary carbon bonded directly to the alkoxy oxygen of the ester group; and wherein the one or more second monomers are free of benzocyclobutene moieties.
US Pat. No. 10,114,306

IMAGE FORMING METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

11. An image forming method for forming an image by an electrophotographic method comprising:charging an image carrier with a charging device;
light exposing the charged image carrier with a light exposing device to form an electrostatic latent image on the image carrier;
developing the electrostatic latent image with toners of plural colors to form a toner image with the toners of the plural colors;
transferring the toner image to a recording medium; and
fixing the toner image on the recording medium,
wherein each of the toners of the plural colors contains a crystalline resin,
methanol concentrations (%) at transmittance of 50% obtained for methanol wettability evaluation of the toners of the plural colors all fall in a range of 15 to 60%,
assuming that a maximum value and a minimum value of the methanol concentrations (%) at transmittance of 50% obtained for the methanol wettability evaluation of the toners of the plural colors are respectively WH (%) and WL (%), the following expression 1 is satisfied:
4?WH?WL?30  (1), and
the number of the plural colors of the toners is five or more.
US Pat. No. 10,112,769

FLEXIBLE INTERMEDIATE BULK CONTAINER (FIBC)

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) having a body made of flexible fabric woven from polymeric tapes, and transport loops, wherein the body comprises side walls, bottom part, and top part, characterised in that the fabric of at least one of said side walls and transport loops is woven from uniaxially-drawn PET tape having a density greater than 1.333 g/cm3.
US Pat. No. 10,113,025

FUNCTIONALIZED KETONE-ALDEHYDE CONDENSATION RESINS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for preparing a functionalized resin, comprising:condensing a ketone selected from the group consisting of: acetone; acetophenone; ortho-, meta- or para-phenylacetophenone; methyl ethyl ketone; 3-pentanone; 2-heptanone; 3-heptanone; 4-heptanone; 2-octanone; 3-octanone; 2-undecanone; 5-methylhexan-2-one; 4-methylpentan-2-one; cyclopentanone; cyclododecanone; mixtures of 2,2,4- and 2,4,4-trimethylcyclopentanone; cycloheptanone; cyclooctanone; cyclohexanone; o-, m- or p-methoxyacetophenone; o-, m- or p-[N,N-dialkylaminophenyl]ethanone; alkyl-substituted cyclohexanones or diones or mixtures thereof
and an aldehyde in the presence of at least one amino alcohol selected from the group consisting of: N,N-dimethylaminoethanol, trimethylaminoethylethanolamine, 3-dimethylaminopropan-1-ol, butyldiethanolamine, butylethanolamine, dibutylethanolamine, diethylethanolamine, ethylethanolamine, dimethylaminoethoxyethanol, methyldiethanolamine, N,N-dimethylisopropanolamine, N-methylethanolamine, diethanolamine, diisopropanolamine, triisopropanolamine, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperidine, diisopropanol-p-toluidine, N,N-di(2-hydroxyethyl)aniline, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)aniline, 2-(2-aminoethoxy)ethanol, 3-amino-1-propanol, 5-amino-1-pentanol, monoethanolamine, N-(2-aminoethyl)ethanolamine, isopropanolamine, 2,2?-(phenylamino)diethanol, 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine, 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)morpholine, or derivatives or mixtures thereof,
wherein said aldehyde used is a 20% to 40% by weight aqueous formaldehyde solution, said amino alcohol is incorporated covalently into said resin and said condensation is conducted in situ.
US Pat. No. 10,112,000

METHOD FOR REDUCING AMYLOID BETA CONCENTRATION IN BLOOD

ASAHI KASEI MEDICAL CO., ...

1. A method for reducing ?-amyloid concentration in blood of a patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or with accumulation of ?-amyloid in the brain, comprising:removing blood out of a body of the patient,
passing the removed blood through a hollow fiber membrane comprising at least one polymer to obtain a filtrate,
allowing ?-amyloid contained in the blood to adsorb directly to the at least one polymer of the hollow fiber membrane by at least one of electrostatic and hydrophobic interaction between the ?-amyloid and the at least one polymer of the hollow fiber membrane, so that the ?-amyloid concentration in blood is reduced by the direct adsorption of the ?-amyloid to the hollow fiber membrane due to the electrostatic and/or hydrophobic interaction between the ?-amyloid and the at least one polymer of the hollow fiber membrane; and
returning the blood that is passed through with or without the obtained filtrate into the body of the patient,
wherein:
the at least one polymer is selected from the group consisting of polysulfone (PSf), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), polyethersulfone-polyarylate polymer alloy (PEPA), polyethersulfone (PES), and polyacrylonitrile (PAN),
the blood is passed through an inner cavity or an outer cavity of the hollow fiber membrane;
gas or liquid is present at an opposite side of the hollow fiber membrane to the blood side;
a removal rate of ?-amyloid from the removed blood is greater than 42.7%; and
at least 95% of the ?-amyloid removed from the patient's blood is directly adsorbed to the at least one polymer of the hollow fiber membrane.
US Pat. No. 10,113,026

FOAM FORMULATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A foam formulation comprising:a polyol composition consisting essentially of an amine-initiated polyol that is from 10 percent to 20 percent of a total weight of the polyol composition and an additional polyether polyol that is from 80 percent to 90 percent of the total weight of the polyol composition, wherein the additional polyether polyol includes a trifunctional polyol that is less than 10 percent of the total weight of the polyol composition, wherein the amine-initiated polyol has an average hydroxyl number from 200 to 850;
a polyisocyanate, wherein the foam formulation has an isocyanate index in a range from 70 to 500;
a blowing agent;
a blowing catalyst comprising pentamethyldiethylene-triamine; and optionally
a gel catalyst comprising dimethylcyclohexylamine, wherein a combination of the blowing catalyst and the gel catalyst is from 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent the total weight of the polyol composition and wherein the blowing catalyst is from 60 percent to 100 percent of a total weight of the blowing catalyst and the gel catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,113,027

METHODS OF PREPARING COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTAINERS AND OTHER ARTICLES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

SWIMC LLC, Cleveland, OH...

1. A method of making a high molecular weight polyether polymer, comprising the step of reacting ingredients including:(i) a nitrogen-containing catalyst having at least one bridgehead Nitrogen atom;
(ii) a diepoxide compound; and
(iii) a hindered polyhydric phenol compound having an atom or group with an atomic weight of at least 15 Daltons in an ortho position relative to an oxygen atom on a phenol ring;wherein the polyether polymer: (a) includes at least 25% by weight of aryl or heteroaryl groups and (b) is substantially free of bound bisphenol A, bisphenol F, bisphenol S, polyhydric phenols having estrogenic activity greater than or equal to that of bisphenol S, and epoxides thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,113,029

SPHERICAL MONODISPERSED POLYESTER RESIN AQUEOUS DISPERSION AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF, AND SPHERICAL MONODISPERSED POLYESTER RESIN PARTICLES AND COSMETIC PRODUCT

1. A spherical monodispersed polyester resin aqueous dispersion, comprising a polyester resin dispersed in water,wherein the polyester resin has a particle average particle diameter in the range of from 1 to 1,000 ?m, a sphericity in the range of from 1.00 to 1.10 as an average value (aspect ratio) of the long diameter/short diameter of the particles, and a monodispersity as a coefficient of variation from the average particle diameter and a standard deviation of 8% or less,
the dispersion contains, together with the polyester resin,
(A) an anionic polymer compound having an average molecular weight of 5,000,000 or more and 25,000,000 or less, and
(B) a polyvinyl alcohol, as dispersing agents, at a ratio in the range of from 1/10 to 1/99by mass ratio (A/B), and
the dispersion has a viscosity in the range of from 0.1 to 5 Pa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,112,264

METHOD FOR HYDROPHOBICIZING A COPPER-TIN ALLOY

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method of treating a copper-tin alloy, comprising:ablating a metallic surface of the copper-tin alloy by directing a laser beam with a diameter of 100-400 ?m produced by a CO2 laser with a pulse frequency of 1200-1800 Hz onto the metallic surface; and
concurrently exposing the metallic surface to a N2 assist gas with a pressure of 550-650 KPa to form an ablated metallic surface comprising microgrooves with single crystal Cu3N present on a surface of the microgrooves;
wherein the N2 assist gas and the laser beam are oriented coaxially; and
wherein the ablated metallic surface has a higher surface hydrophobicity than the metallic surface prior to the ablating.
US Pat. No. 10,113,036

CROSSLINKED ORGANOPOLYSILOXANE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, MIST SUPPRESSANT, AND SOLVENT-FREE SILICONE COMPOSITION FOR RELEASE PAPER

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method of producing a crosslinked organopolysiloxane, comprising the steps of preparing a gel-like silicone by hydrosilylation of an organopolysiloxane having the structure of formula (1) below with an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having the structure of formula (2) belowM?MVi?D?DVi?T?TVi?Q?  (1)
M?MH?D?DH?T?TH?  (2)(wherein M is R3SiO1/2, MVi is R2PSiO1/2, D is R2SiO2/2, DVi is RPSiO2/2, T is RSiO3/2, TVi is PSiO3/2, MH is R2HSiO1/2, DH is RHSiO2/2, TH is HSiO3/2 and Q is SiO4/2, each R being independently an unsubstituted or substituted monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 12 carbon atoms that has no aliphatic unsaturated bonds and P being an alkenyl group represented by —(CH2)a—CH?CH2 (where “a” is 0 or an integer from 1 to 6); and ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ? and ? are each independently 0 or a positive number, with the provisos that ?, ? and ? are not all 0, ?+?+??2, ?, ? and ? are not all 0, and ?+?+??2); and subsequently adding to the gel-like silicone a compound having siloxane units of formula (3) belowR12SiO2/2  (3)(wherein each R1 is the same or a different group selected from among monovalent hydrocarbon groups of 1 to 20 carbon atoms that have no aliphatic unsaturated bonds and alkenyl groups represented by —(CH2)a—CH?CH2 (where “a” is 0 or an integer from 1 to 6; and an average degree of polymerization of the siloxane of formula (3) is from 3 to 2,000 in the compound having siloxane units of formula (3)) and carrying out equilibration so as to obtain an organopolysiloxane which contains 0.1 to 50 moles of silethylene linkages per 1,000 moles of siloxane units.
US Pat. No. 10,113,039

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SHAPED ARTICLES OF A POLYMER COMPOSITION CONTAINING A POLYAMIDE, HALOGEN-FREE FLAME RETARDANT AND GLASS FIBERS

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

1. A process for producing shaped articles comprising the steps of:(a) forming polymer pellets (A) of a polymer composition (A) by compounding in a first kneader a polyamide, a halogen-free melamine based flame retardant and at most 15 wt. % of glass fibers,
(b) forming polymer pellets (B) of a polymer composition (B) by compounding in a second kneader a polyamide and more than 15 wt. % of glass fibers in the absence of a halogen-free melamine based flame retardant,
(c) producing a mixture of pellets comprising the polymer pellets (A) of polymer composition (A) and the polymer pellets (B) of polymer composition (B), and
(d) injection molding into articles the mixture of pellets comprising the polymer pellets (A) of polymer composition (A) and the polymer pellets (B) of polymer composition (B).
US Pat. No. 10,113,041

FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A film comprising:an aromatic polyether ketone resin (I); and
a fluororesin (II),
the aromatic polyether ketone resin (I) having a crystallinity of 15% or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,113,042

METHOD FOR CURING AND SURFACE-FUNCTIONALIZING MOLDED PARTS

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER POL...

1. A method for curing and surface functionalization to produce surface-functionalized molded parts, comprising:processing at least one material of
a fiber reinforced polymer material,
a sheet molding compound (SMC),
a bulk molding compound (BMC), and
a fiber-polymer-matrix part to form a molded part; wherein the material is an unsaturated radically curable reactive resin system and further substances; and
during or after the processing of the at least one material to form the molded part,
partially curing the material of the molded part to dimensional stability by cross-linking, which is thermally initiated, to form a partially-cured molded part; and then
subjecting the partially-cured molded part to energetic electrons in an oxygen-containing atmosphere and with a dose application in at least two treatments to essentially completely cure at least a surface region of the partially-cured molded part, to generate oxygen-containing functional groups from the atmosphere on the surface and/or in regions close to the surface of the partially-cured molded part, and to increase hydrophilicity of the surface of the partially-cured molded part, thereby producing a surface-functionalized molded part;
wherein,
after subjecting the partially-cured molded part to the energetic electrons in the oxygen-containing atmosphere to form the surface-functionalized molded part, gas emission from the surface of the surface-functionalized molded part, of any residual monomers, residual oligomers, or residual reactive thinning agents that remain, is virtually completely prevented, and
no residual reactivity is detectable in the surface-functionalized molded part surface via differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements.
US Pat. No. 10,111,505

AEROSOL COMPOSITION FOR THE PREVENTION OF SYMPTOMS OF METAL INDUCED ALLERGY AND A METHOD OF SYNTHESIZING THE SAME

1. A clear aerosol composition for hypoallergic metal surface sealant, the composition comprises:a resin material, and wherein a concentration of the resin material present in the composition is in a predetermined range;
an ethyl acetate, and wherein a concentration of the ethyl acetate present in the composition is in a predetermined range;
an butyl acetate, and wherein a concentration of the butyl acetate present in the composition is in a predetermined range;
a Plasticizer comprising trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate, and wherein the plasticizer comprising trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate is added in the composition in a predetermined amount;
a Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate (PM) Acetate, a concentration of the propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate present in the composition is in a predetermined range;
a herbal fragrance, and wherein the herbal fragrance is added in the composition in a predetermined amount; and
a propellent, and wherein the propellant is added in the composition in a predetermined range.
US Pat. No. 10,113,043

POLYURETHANE GEL PARTICLES, METHODS AND USE IN FLEXIBLE FOAMS

TWIN BROOK CAPITAL PARTNE...

1. A composition comprising a combination of latex foam and polyurethane gel particles produced by the method comprising:a. reacting one or more polyols with hydroxyl values from 10-170 and with functionality greater than or equal to 3; one or more polyols with hydroxyl values from 170-1400 and with functionality of 2; and one or more polyisocyanates with NCO functionality of 2 to 8 to make a polyurethane gel elastomer, where the polyurethane gel elastomer has a polyisocyanate index between 0.62 to 0.90, and where the polyurethane gel polymer is prepared in the presence of at least one gelation catalyst;
b. reducing the polyurethane gel elastomer into polyurethane gel particles having an average particle size between the range of about 0.01 to about 12 millimeters;
c. introducing the polyurethane gel particles into a mixture of latex foam-forming components; and
d. polymerizing the latex foam-forming components to form an open cell flexible latex foam;where said polyurethane gel particles are added in the range of about 0.1 to about 200 parts per hundred of the latex foam-forming components.
US Pat. No. 10,111,508

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR TREATING KERATIN FIBERS WITH FLASH EVAPORATION

1. A cosmetic product comprising:a) a cosmetic preparation comprising, relative to the total weight thereof:
a1) 50 to 90 wt. % polar solvent, and
a2) 0.001 to 10 wt. % direct dye; and
b) a device for flash evaporation of the cosmetic preparation a).
US Pat. No. 10,113,046

TETRAFLUOROBUTENE BLOWING AGENT COMPOSITIONS FOR POLYURETHANE FOAMS

ARKEMA INC, King of Prus...

1. A process of foaming a polyurethane foam comprising mixing polyurethane foam forming components comprising one or more polyols, one or more surfactants, one or more catalysts and one or more flame retardants with a foam blowing agent comprising 2,4,4,4-tetrafluorobutene-1 wherein said polyurethane foam exhibits a k-factor at 50° F. when tested in accordance with ASTM C518 ranging from an initial, k-factor of 0.1347 Btu·in./ft2·h·° F. to a k-factor of 0.1526 Btu·in./ft2·h·° F. upon aging said foam for 120 days.
US Pat. No. 10,112,021

INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION

OptiNose AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A method of delivering a protein formulation to the upper posterior region of a nasal cavity of a subject for uptake into the central nervous system (CNS) of the subject, the method comprising the steps of:delivering the formulation through a nozzle of a nosepiece of a delivery device into the nasal cavity of the subject to provide for uptake of the protein to the CNS without triggering an immune response; and
the subject exhaling through a mouthpiece unit to cause closure of the oropharyngeal velum of the subject;
wherein air exhaled from an exhalation breath is delivered through the nosepiece to entrain the protein formulation as delivered from the nozzle; and
wherein the nosepiece includes a coating which prevents the accumulation of endotoxins thereon.
US Pat. No. 10,113,048

POLYMER-CERAMIC COMPOSITES

1. An element for electronics comprising a polymer-ceramic composite comprising grains of titanium suboxides of general formulation TiOx in which x is between 1.00 and 1.99, limits included, and/or grains of barium and/or strontium titanate suboxides of general formulation Ba(1-m)SrmTiOy in which y is greater than or equal to 1.50 and less than 2.90, and m is between 0 and 1, limits included, wherein said element is a passive element for electronics that is a shield for attenuation of electromagnetic waves.
US Pat. No. 10,111,770

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR ACTIVATING BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE WITH TARGETED SUBSTANCE DELIVERY

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc...

1. A medical device, comprising:a pump configured to be applied to an exterior skin surface of a patient at a depot of brown adipose tissue and in communication with a receptor in communication with at least a portion of the depot of brown adipose tissue,
wherein the pump has an on-board supply of a chemical, and the pump applied to the exterior skin surface delivers the chemical to the patient to activate the brown adipose tissue and increase energy expenditure of the brown adipose tissue, wherein the delivered chemical is configured to chemically interact with cellular surface receptors of the brown adipose tissue, and the chemical comprises one of a depolarization agent, a hormone-related chemical, an odiferous agent, a Melanocortin receptor 4 (MCR4) protein agonist, a TRPA1 agonist, and a TRPV1 agonist.
US Pat. No. 10,113,056

COMPOSITE WITH IMPROVED MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND MOLDED ARTICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A composite obtained by processing a resin composition comprising a thermoplastic resin, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, and a reinforcing material,wherein the average diameter of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes is 10 nm-30 nm, walls of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes have 10-50 layers of graphene, an Id/Ig of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes is 0.6-1.0, and
the rate of residual length of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes present in the composite is 40%-99%, the rate of residual length being defined by Equation 1:
Rate of residual length (%)=(Content of ?500 nm long multi-walled carbon nanotubes in the composite)/(Content of all multi-walled carbon nanotubes in the composite)×100.
US Pat. No. 10,111,776

IMPLANTABLE INTRAOCULAR DRUG DELIVERY APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of providing intraocular delivery of an active agent in an eye, comprising:providing an implantable scaffold, wherein the scaffold comprises an interior reservoir and is formed from a flexible material, wherein the scaffold comprises a mechanical scaffold in the shape of a closed ring;
associating the active agent with the scaffold;
performing an intraocular implantation of the scaffold and the active agent;
positioning an external reservoir configured to be positioned outside of the eye when the scaffold is intraocularly implanted, wherein the external reservoir is separate from the scaffold and comprises an injection port;
fluidly connecting the external reservoir to the interior reservoir via a tube;
delivering the active agent from the scaffold following the intraocular implantation; and
refilling the interior reservoir with the active agent via the injection port of the external reservoir after the intraocular implantation.
US Pat. No. 10,113,059

ANTI-BACTERIAL METALLO IONOMER POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITE POWDERS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A composite powder comprising:a core particle comprising a styrene/acrylate polymer resin and optionally a first metal ion acrylate monomer; and
a shell comprising a styrene/acrylate ionomer resin, wherein the styrene/acrylate ionomer resin comprises a second metal ion acrylate monomer;
wherein the total amount of metal presented in the composite powder ranges in a concentration of from about 0.5 ppm to about 50,000 ppm; and further wherein the composite powder has a particle size of from about 10 microns to about 300 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,113,060

BIOBASED RUBBER MODIFIED BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER BLENDS

CJ Cheiljedang Corporatio...

1. A composition, comprising a biodegradable branched polymer blend formed by reactive blending of:a. polylactic acid (PLA); and
b. a biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of between ?5° C. and ?50° C. and a weight average molecular weight from 500,000 Daltons to 2,000,000 Daltons, wherein the PHA polymer is a copolymer of:
3-hydroxybutyrate and 4-hydroxybutyrate, wherein the content of 4-hydroxybutyrate in the PHA polymer is from about 25% to about 85% by weight of the PHA polymer;
wherein the copolymer of 3-hydroxybutyrate and 4-hydroxybutyrate is the sole PHA polymer in the polymer blend,
wherein the content of the PHA polymer in the biodegradable branched polymer blend is between about 3% and about 40% by weight of the blend, and
wherein the renewable carbon content of the biodegradable branched polymer blend is at least 95% by weight of the blend,
wherein the biodegradable branched polymer blend was formed by reactive blending of the PLA and the PHA polymer with a branching agent.
US Pat. No. 10,113,061

POLYESTER RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDING

Sumitomo Seika Chemicals ...

1. A polyester resin composition comprising:a polyester resin; and
a polyrotaxane that has a cyclic molecule, a linear molecule threading through a cavity of the cyclic molecule in a skewered manner, and capping groups capping both ends of the linear molecule,
wherein a polycaprolactone chain is introduced to the cyclic molecule,
the polycaprolactone chain has a carboxyl group as a substituent at its terminal, and
the polyrotaxane contains polyethylene glycol as the linear molecule and a molecule derived from ?-cyclodextrin as the cyclic molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,114,344

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, TIME SETTING METHOD, TIME SETTING SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an electronic storage medium;
a display configured to display at least a state of the electronic storage medium;
a communication circuit; and
a control circuit configured to
keep time in the electronic device,
establish first wireless communication with an external device via the communication circuit;
provide, through the first wireless communication via the communication circuit, parameters for second wireless communication via the communication circuit;
establish the second wireless communication with the external device via the communication circuit based on the parameters,
receive time information, via the second wireless communication, from the external device, and
update the time kept in the electronic device in accordance with the time information received from the external device,
wherein the time kept in the electronic device is settable via a time setting manipulation.
US Pat. No. 10,113,063

HYDROLYSIS-STABLE POLYCARBONATE-POLYESTER COMPOSITIONS

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG, ...

1. A composition comprising:A) 50 to 95 parts by weight of at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of aromatic polycarbonate and aromatic polyestercarbonate,
B) 5 to 50 parts by weight of at least one branched polyester, the polyester being derived from succinic acid and butanediol,
C) 0 to 20 parts by weight of graft polymer,
D) 0 to 20 parts by weight of vinyl (co)polymer and/or polyalkylene terephthalate,
E) 0 to 30 parts by weight of additives, the parts by weight being standardized to the total weight of the composition;
wherein the weight-average molecular weights Mw of component B are between 80 and 500 kg/mol, determined by gel permeation chromatography against polystyrene as reference.
US Pat. No. 10,113,071

INTUMESCENT COATING COMPOSITION

AKZO NOBEL COATINGS INTER...

1. A liquid intumescent coating composition comprising:(a) 25.0-75.0 volume % of one or more organic thermosetting polymer(s) and one or more curing agent(s) for the organic thermosetting polymer(s), and
(b) 5.0-25.0 volume % of a source of phosphoric or sulphonic acid selected from one or more of sodium, potassium or ammonium phosphate or sulphate salts, and para-toluene sulphonic acid,
(c) 10.0-50.0 volume % of a source of boric acid selected from one or more of boric acid, borate salts, and borosilicates,
(d) 0 volume % of melamine or melamine derivatives, and
(e) 0 volume % of one or more isocyanurate derivatives,
wherein the organic thermosetting polymers do not comprise a polysiloxane, and wherein volume % is calculated on the total volume of the non-volatile components in the coating composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,076

INVERSE EMULSION ACRYLATE INK COMPOSITIONS FOR INK-BASED DIGITAL LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An ink composition useful for variable data digital lithographic printing, comprising:an acrylate ink base formulation comprising:
a) a color pigment component,
b) at least one of an acrylate monomer, oligomer or polymer, or a mixture thereof, forming a continuous acrylate phase, and
c) a free radical photoinitiator component comprising at least one of a type I photoinitiator and a type II photoinitiator; and
an aqueous solution consisting of water and a single surfactant in an amount of from about 1.0 ppm to about 2.0 ppm, wherein the aqueous solution is dispersed in the continuous acrylate phase of the acrylate ink base to provide an inverse emulsion ink composition having a viscosity in the range of from about 1E+05 centipoise to about 1E+06 centipoise at a temperature of from about 20 degrees Celsius to about 50 degrees Celsius,
wherein the surfactant lowers a surface tension of the water to below a surface tension of the acrylate ink base formulation, and
wherein the at least one of the acrylate monomer, oligomer or polymer, or a mixture thereof comprises a high-viscosity, di-functional acrylated polyester oligomer.
US Pat. No. 10,113,077

PRINTING INKS AND COATINGS COMPOSITIONS FOR POLYETHYLENE COATED BOARD

SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION,...

1. A milk or juice carton comprising a substrate coated with a printing ink or coating composition comprising:a) at least one self-crosslinking acrylic polymer;
b) at least one coalescent; and
c) at least one silicone emulsion;
wherein the self-crosslinking acrylic polymer has a glass transition temperature of greater than 0° C.
US Pat. No. 10,113,079

CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITION

DONGJIN SEMICHEM CO., LTD...

1. A conductive composition comprisinga) 30 to 70% by weight of copper (Cu) powder;
b) 10 to 20% by weight of a metal precursor;
c) 1 to 20% by weight of a binder resin; and
d) a remainder of a solvent,
wherein the copper powder is a copper powder coated with an organic substance at its surface.
US Pat. No. 10,113,080

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AQUEOUS BLACK PIGMENT DISPERSION

DIC CORPORATION (TOKYO), ...

1. A method for manufacturing an aqueous black pigment dispersion, comprising the steps of subjecting a mixture containing carbon black and an aqueous medium to media-less dispersion and adding a resin having anionic groups and a basic compound after the dispersion,wherein the carbon black has a carboxylic acid group on the surface such that the value produced by dividing the amount of carboxylic acid group present on the surface by BET value is 0.8 to 5.5 (?mol/m2), and
the resin having anionic groups is an urethane resin that satisfies (weight average molecular weight/acid value)<1,400 or a styrene acrylic resin that satisfies (weight average molecular weight/acid value)<120.
US Pat. No. 10,113,081

WATER DILUTABLE POLYVINYL FLUORIDE PAINT AND COATING AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

GRAND TEK ADVANCE MATERIA...

1. A water dilutable polyvinyl fluoride paint, comprising:100 parts by weight of a first polyvinyl fluoride;
30-70 parts by weight of an assistance resin;
5-30 parts by weight of a curing agent;
100-120 parts by weight of a latent solvent;
3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol; and
water,
wherein the latent solvent, 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol, and water have a weight ratio of 60: 10-20: 40-60.
US Pat. No. 10,113,082

UV CURABLE INTERLAYER COMPOSITION FOR PRINTED ELECTRONICS APPLICATION

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A multilayer structure comprising:a substrate;
an interlayer film on the substrate, the interlayer film formed from an interlayer composition consisting essentially of
one or more types of a polyallyl isocyanurate compound,
one or more types of an ester of ?-mercaptopropionic acid,
one or more types of a monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer,
one or more types of photoinitiators, and
optionally, one or more types of a surface leveling agent, and
a conductive layer on the interlayer film, the conductive layer comprising sintered metal nanoparticles.
US Pat. No. 10,112,829

PRODUCTION OF PURE HYDROGEN FROM AMMONIA RICH SOUR WATER STRIPPER OVERHEAD

Fluor Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of producing hydrogen comprising:(a) receiving a sour gas from a sour water stripper, wherein the sour gas comprises carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and ammonia;
(b) introducing the sour gas to a solvent based, absorption system to produce an ammonia rich gas and a sulfide rich gas, wherein the ammonia rich gas comprises ammonia and carbon dioxide, and wherein the sulfide rich gas comprises hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide;
(c) compressing at least a portion of the ammonia rich gas in a compressing unit to a pressure of from about 400 psig to about 600 psig to produce a compressed ammonia rich gas;
(d) introducing at least a portion of the compressed ammonia rich gas to an ammonia cracker unit to produce a cracked gas, wherein the ammonia cracker unit comprises a catalyst, wherein the ammonia cracker unit is characterized by a cracking temperature of from about 450° C. to about 550° C., wherein the cracked gas comprises hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, wherein the ammonia rich gas is heated in the compressing unit, and wherein the cracked gas exchanges heat with the compressing unit to produce a cooled cracked gas; and
(e) introducing a gas stream consisting of the cooled cracked gas to a pressure swing adsorption (PSA) unit to produce hydrogen and a PSA tail gas, wherein the PSA tail gas comprises nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
US Pat. No. 10,113,085

LOW TEMPERATURE CURE COATING FORMED VIA A DOUBLE LAYER CURING MECHANISM OF A PIGMENTED WATERBORNE BASELAYER AND A SOLVENTBORNE TOP LAYER

BASF Coatings GmbH, Muen...

1. A low temperature cure composite coating, comprising:a substrate;
a first layer comprising a waterborne low temperature cure coating composition comprising
a first hydroxy-functional resin, which is a hydroxy-functional polyether-comprising polyurethane,
a first low temperature crosslinking agent, which is an aminoplast resin, and
a first catalyst, which is a metal catalyst, and
water; and
a second layer comprising a solventborne low temperature cure coating composition comprising
a second hydroxy-functional resin, which is a hydroxy-functional acrylic resin or a hydroxy-functional polyester resin;
a second low temperature crosslinking agent, which is an isocyanate resin that is optionally blocked,
a second catalyst, which is an acid catalyst, and
an organic solvent,
wherein the first layer and the second layer are adjacent to each other,
wherein the first catalyst catalyzes a crosslinking reaction between the second hydroxy-functional resin and the second low temperature crosslinking agent, and does not catalyze a crosslinking reaction between the first hydroxy-functional resin and the first low temperature crosslinking agent,
wherein the second catalyst catalyzes a crosslinking reaction between the first hydroxy-functional resin and the first low temperature crosslinking agent, and does not catalyze a crosslinking reaction between the second hydroxy-functional resin and the second low temperature crosslinking agent, and
wherein the solventborne and the waterborne low temperature cure coating compositions cure within 20 minutes at a temperature from 80-120° C.
US Pat. No. 10,113,087

ADHESIVE SHEET

Somar Corporation, Tokyo...

1. An adhesive sheet comprising:an adhesive layer consisting of an adhesive composition containing a thermosetting resin and a thermal foaming agent; and
a coating layer comprising a resin and provided on the adhesive layer; characterized in that the coating layer does not exhibit tackiness at room temperature; the coating layer forming resin has a glass transition temperature (T3) thereof is at least 60° C. and not more than 92° C.; and at least a part of the coating layer disappears in a region ranging from an interface between the adhesive layer and the coating layer to a surface of the coating layer by heating the adhesive sheet at a temperature not lower than a curing starting temperature of the adhesive layer, wherein the following equation is satisfied:
T3
US Pat. No. 10,112,834

SYNTHESIS OF AMMONIUM DINITRAMIDE, ADN

TOTALFOERSVARETS FORSKNIN...

1. Method for producing ammonium dinitramide characterized in that guanylureadinitramide is reacted with an ammonium source in the absence of potassium so that an ion-change takes place and ammonium dinitramide is formed.
US Pat. No. 10,112,835

METHOD FOR PURIFYING DIFLUOROPHOSPHATE

STELLA CHEMIFA CORPORATIO...

1. A method for purifying a difluorophosphate, comprising:providing a difluorophosphate containing an impurity in a vessel;
flowing hydrogen fluoride into the vessel to bring the hydrogen fluoride into contact with the difluorophosphate; and
heating and drying the difluorophosphate containing the impurity, wherein the heating and drying is performed subsequent to or simultaneous with the flowing of hydrogen fluoride, thereby removing the impurity,
wherein the impurity comprises a free acid, and further comprises an anionic impurity or an insoluble substance,
whereby a compound having a lower boiling point than the free acid is generated as result of the contact between the hydrogen fluoride and the free acid.
US Pat. No. 10,113,091

ADHESIVE FOR HYDROPHOBIC OR WATER-REPELLENT SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

KOLON GLOTECH, INC., Gwa...

7. The adhesive composition of claim 1, wherein the modified epoxy resin accounts for about 15 to 45% by weight of the adhesive composition, the modified urethane resin accounts for about 2 to 20% by weight of the adhesive composition, and the inorganic filler in nanoparticle form accounts for about 0.1 to 4% by weight of the adhesive composition.
US Pat. No. 10,113,092

MULTICOMPONENT CROSSLINKABLE COMPOSITIONS BASED ON ORGANYLOXYSILANE-TERMINATED POLYMERS

WACKER CHEMIE AG, Munich...

1. A multicomponent crosslinkable composition comprising:at least a component (K1) and a component (K2),
wherein the component (K1) comprises 100 parts by weight of one or more compounds (A) of the formula
Y—[(CR12)b—SiRa(OR2)3?a]x  (I),
where
Y represents an x-valent polymer radical bonded via nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, or carbon,
R each are identical or different monovalent, optionally substituted, SiC-bonded hydrocarbon radicals,
R1 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical, which may be bonded to carbon via nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulfur, or a carbonyl group,
R2 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical,
x is an integer from 1 to 10,
a is identical or different and is 0, 1, or 2, and
b is identical or different and is an integer from 1 to 10, and
wherein the component (K2) based on 100 parts by weight of compounds (A) in the component (K1), contains at least 0.05 part by weight of water, and at least 1 part by weight of at least one further substance (B) to (F)
(B) one or more silicone resins comprising units of the formula
R3c(R4O)dSiO(4?c?d)/2  (II),
where
R3 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, SiC-bonded, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical,
R4 each are identical or different, and are a hydrogen or a monovalent, optionally substituted hydrocarbon radical,
c is 0, 1, 2, or 3, and
d is 0, 1, 2, or 3,
wherein the sum of c+d?3 and in at least 50% of the units of the formula (II) c is 0 or 1,
(C) one or more plasticizers,
(D) one or more fillers,
(E) one or more thickeners, and
(F) one or more solvents,
with the proviso that in total there are at least 10 parts by weight of silicone resins (B) in components (K1) and (K2), based on 100 parts by weight of compounds (A) in the component (K1).
US Pat. No. 10,113,093

HEAT TRANSFER FLUIDS COMPRISING DIFLUOROMETHANE, PENTAFLUOROETHANE, TETRAFLUOROPROPENE AND OPTIONALLY PROPANE

ARKEMA FRANCE, Colombes ...

1. A composition comprising:from 11 to 13% by weight of difluoromethane;
from 58 to 62% by weight of pentafluoroethane;
from 18 to 29% by weight of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene; and
from 0 to 7% by weight of propane.
US Pat. No. 10,113,094

PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS FROM WAX-BASED COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS AND THEIR PROCESS OF MAKING

Henry Company, LLC, El S...

1. A phase change material (PCM) comprising colloidally-protected wax based (CPWB) microstructures, wherein said CPWB microstructure comprises:(A) a wax core, and
(B) said wax core being colloidally protected by polymer chains chemically bonded and thereby tethered to said wax core;
wherein said wax core comprises a paraffin component and a non-paraffin component;
wherein said paraffin component comprises at least one linear alkane wax defined by the general formula CnH2n+2, where “n” ranges from 13-80;
wherein said non-paraffin component comprises at least one wax selected from the group consisting of animal-based wax, plant-based wax, mineral wax, synthetic wax, a wax containing organic acids and/or esters, anhydrides, an emulsifier containing a mixture of organic acids and/or esters, and combinations thereof;
wherein said polymer chains comprise at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohol and copolymers, cellulose ethers, polyethylene oxide, polyethyleneimines, polyvinylpyrrolidone, and copolymers, polyethylene glycol, polyacrylamides and poly (N-isopropylamides), pullulan, sodium alginate, gelatin, starches, and combinations thereof; and
wherein said polymer chains do not form a shell-like physical casing.
US Pat. No. 10,111,813

OXIDATION DYEING PROCESS USING A SUBSTRATE BEARING AT LEAST ONE OXIDATION DYE AND AN AQUEOUS COMPOSITION

1. A process for the oxidation dyeing of keratin fibers, the process comprising applying to the fibers:i) a substrate comprising on its surface a dye composition comprising at least one oxidation dye, wherein the dye composition is printed onto the surface of the substrate; and then
ii) an aqueous composition comprising at least one chemical oxidizing agent and at least one alkaline agent.
US Pat. No. 10,112,839

METHOD OF PREPARING MOLECULAR SIEVE SSZ-85

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

1. A method of preparing molecular sieve SSZ-85 comprising contacting under crystallization conditions a reaction mixture comprising a source of cobalt, a source of aluminum, a source of phosphorus, and an ionic liquid comprising a 1,3-diisopropylimidazolium cation; wherein the reaction mixture is substantially free of fluoride ions.
US Pat. No. 10,112,840

MODIFIED Y MOLECULAR SIEVE AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF, SUPPORTED CATALYST, AND HYDROCRACKING METHOD

FUSHUN RESEARCH INSTITUTE...

1. A modified Y molecular sieve, having a silica-alumina mole ratio in a surface layer of the modified Y molecular sieve of 20-100:1, a silica-alumina mole ratio in a bulk of the modified Y molecular sieve of 8-30:1, and the silica-alumina mole ratio in the surface layer of the modified Y molecular sieve is at least 10 times higher than the silica-alumina mole ratio in the bulk of the modified Y molecular sieve.
US Pat. No. 10,113,096

RESIN COMPOSITION, HEAT-DISSIPATING MATERIAL, AND HEAT-DISSIPATING MEMBER

DIC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A resin composition comprising:aluminum oxide (A) containing molybdenum; and
a resin (B),
wherein the aluminum oxide (A) containing molybdenum has an average particle size of 1,000 ?m or less; and
wherein the aluminum oxide (A) containing molybdenum has a main crystal plane other than the plane [001].
US Pat. No. 10,111,815

COMPOSITION FOR HAIR FRIZZ REDUCTION

The Procter and Gamble Co...

1. An aqueous hair leave-on composition for hair frizz reduction comprising: from about 0.15% to about 12% of a moisture control material or mixture of moisture control materials, wherein the moisture control material comprises salicylic acid in combination 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, and wherein the leave-on composition further comprises a material selected from the group consisting of glycols, polyglycols, 2-hydroxyethyl urea and mixture thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,816

COMPOSITION FOR ALTERING THE COLOR OF KERATIN FIBERS

1. A hair color base comprising an alkalizing buffer system, wherein the buffer system comprises, based on the total weight of the hair color base:from about 3 wt % to about 12 wt % of ammonium chloride;
from about 1 wt % to about 5 wt % of sodium metasilicate;
from about 1 wt % to about 5 wt % of ammonium hydroxide; and
from about 1 wt % to about 5 wt % of monoethanolamine (MEA), and wherein the hair color base has a pH ranging from about 8.5 to about 10.
US Pat. No. 10,111,817

ANTIPERSPIRANT COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A composition comprising:at least one antiperspirant active comprising aluminum;
an ethylenediamine disuccinate salt; and
water;
wherein the molar ratio of aluminum to ethylenediamine disuccinate is 15:1 to 150:1; and
wherein the ethylenediamine disuccinate salt is present in an amount of from 0.03% to 0.12% by weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,112,843

USE OF POLYOLS AS SCALE CONTROL REAGENTS IN THE MINING PROCESSES

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of increasing stability of pregnant liquor of a Bayer process comprising:adding to a primary settler feed of a Bayer process a linear or branched polyol having a molecular weight of from 500 to 1,000,000, wherein the linear or branched polyol is a polyglycerol.
US Pat. No. 10,111,819

REDUCTION IN CPC TASTE AVERSION BY REDUCING CPC ACTIVATION OF TRPA1, TPRV1, OR BOTH

1. A personal care composition comprising:a. cetyl pyridinium chloride (CPC); and
b. at least one of a cetyl pyridinium chloride transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily A, member 1 (CPC TRPA1) receptor antagonist or cetyl pyridinium chloride transient receptor potential vanilloid receptor 1 (CPC TRPV1) receptor antagonist;
wherein the CPC TRPA1 receptor antagonist is maltyl isobutyrate and the CPC TRPV1 receptor antagonist is at least one of 4-(4-hydroxy-phenyl)-butan-2-one or methyl 4-phenyl butyrate.
US Pat. No. 10,112,845

LEPIDOCROCITE-TYPE TITANATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME

OTSUKA CHEMICAL CO., LTD....

1. A resin composition containing:a lepidocrocite-type titanate having a layered structure formed by chains of TiO6 octahedra, wherein part of Ti sites is substituted with ions of two or more metals selected from the group consisting of Li, Mg, Zn, Ni, Cu, Fe, Al, Ga, and Mn and ions of at least one metal selected from alkali metals other than Li are contained between layers of the layered structure; and
a thermosetting resin.
US Pat. No. 10,113,103

POLYMER PROPPANT MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

1. A polymer material for proppant, said material comprising a metathesis-radically cross-linked mixture of oligocyclopentadienes and methylcarboxy norbornene esters, wherein the oligocyclopentadienes comprise trimers of cyclopentadiene and tetramers of cyclopentadiene.
US Pat. No. 10,111,822

EXTERNAL DERMAL COMPOSITION FOR ANTI-AGEING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

HAYASHIBARA CO., LTD., O...

1. A composition which comprises 2-O-?-D-glucosyl-L-ascorbic acid and sodium salt thereof that are in a crystalline form.
US Pat. No. 10,111,823

SHAVE CREAM FORMULATION

GETCO LLC, Windsor, CO (...

1. A shaving cream composition comprising:water, carbomer, ethylhexyl palmitate, glycerin, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid, isododecane, stearic acid, butylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, propanediol, Brassica Campestris, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyl glycerin, tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, Aloe Barbadensis, carboxymethyl hydroxyehylcellulose, bisabolol, PEG-45M, and tocopheryl acetate, wherein the carbomer is about 2% of the total weight, the ethylhexyl palmitate is about 5% of the total weight, the cetearyl alcohol and the ceteareth-20 are about 2.9% of the total weight, wherein the propanediol is about 2.5% of the total weight, the tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine is from about 0.5% of the total weight, the butylene glycol is from about 3.5% to about 5% of the total weight, the isododecane is from about 3% to about 4% of the total weight, the stearic acid is from about 3% to about 3.5% of the total weight, the ethyl alcohol is from about 3% to about 4.5% of the total weight, the phenoxyethanol and the ethylhexylglycerin are from about 0.95% to about 0.97% of the total weight, the carboxymethyl hydroxyethylcellulose is from about 0.30% to about 0.35% of the total weight, the bisabolol is about 0.08% of the total weight, and the tocopheryl acetate is from about 0.1% to about 0.2% of the total weight.
US Pat. No. 10,111,824

COSMETIC EMULSIONS

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide,...

1. An emulsion comprising:a. a water phase comprising water and a rheology modifier comprising Microcrystalline Cellulose and Cellulose Gum;
b. an oil phase comprising Steareth-2 and Glyceryl Stearate and an emulsifier selected from the group consisting of: Steareth-20, Steareth-21, and combinations thereof; and
c. a salt based cosmetic astringent in an amount of at least about 1.0% by total weight of the emulsion,
wherein the salt based cosmetic astringent is selected from the group consisting of: Ammonium and Potassium Alum, Aluminum Triphosphate, Aluminum Glycinate and Aluminum Phenolsulfate, Aldioxa, Aluminum Stearate, Aluminum Sulfate, Aluminum Citrate, Sodium aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Alum, Sodium Aluminum Chlorohydroxy Lactate, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Chloride, Zinc Acetate, Zinc Chloride, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Lactate, and Zinc Phenolsulfonate.
US Pat. No. 10,113,107

METHOD FOR PREPARING SELF-SUSPENDING FRACTURING PROPPANT

SHANDONG NUOER BIOLOGICAL...

2. A method for preparing a self-suspending fracturing proppant, the method comprising:a) adding 100 g of a proppant to between 1 and 3 g of a surface treating agent and stirring until the surface treating agent is uniformly distributed on a surface of the proppant to obtain a surface treating agent-coated proppant; and
b) adding between 0.5 and 2 g of a thickener in the form of a powder to the surface treating agent-coated proppant to obtain a first mixture and stirring the first mixture to obtain the self-suspending fracturing proppant;wherein:the thickener is prepared as follows: adding between 150 and 220 parts by weight of acrylamide, between 15 and 28 parts by weight of N-hydroxymethyl acrylamide, between 2 and 5 parts by weight of 1,4-butanediol, between 1 and 3 parts by weight of glycerin, between 2 and 6 parts by weight of 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid, between 24 and 48 parts by weight of allyloxy hydroxypropyl sodium sulfonate, between 20 and 40 parts by weight of methacrylate hydroxypropyl sodium sulfonate, between 1 and 6 parts by weight of a crosslinking inhibitor, and between 600 and 700 parts by weight of deionized water to a reactor to obtain a second mixture; then adding between 0.2 and 0.8 part by weight of an initiator to the second mixture at a temperature of between 2 and 5° C. to initiate a polymerization reaction and then increasing the temperature to between 65 and 70° C. to obtain a colloid via the polymerization reaction; and granulating, drying, and crushing the colloid into particles having a diameter smaller than 100 ?m to obtain the thickener.
US Pat. No. 10,113,108

FORMATION OF PHOTOCHROMIC POLYHEXAHYDROTRIAZINES (PHTS)

International Business Ma...

5. A method of forming a photochromic polymer, comprising:providing at least a formaldehyde material and a diamine or triamine to form a mixture, wherein at least one diamine or triamine is a photochrome amine; and
performing a polymerization process on the mixture to form a photochromic polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,111,827

HAIR LOSS PREVENTION AND RESTORATION SOLUTION

Blooming Rose Cosmetics, ...

1. A formulation of a cream for use in the treatment of hair loss comprising:20-30% Deionized Water;
20-40° % Rosewater;
1-5% Cetearyl alcohol;
0.0001-0.002% Biotin;
0.1-1.0% hydroxyethylcellulose; and
2-8% Glycerin.
US Pat. No. 10,112,853

METHOD FOR TREATING SULFIDES IN WASTE STREAMS

William Moseley Archer, I...

1. A method for treating sulfides in oilfield waste water, the method comprising: contacting the oilfield waste water comprising at least one sulfide with an oxidizer in the presence of at least one sulfur dye or sulfurized vat dye to oxidize the at least one sulfide to soluble sulfur-containing salts, thus providing a treated water having a reduced concentration of sulfide relative to the oilfield waste water; and separating the soluble sulfur-containing salts from the at least one sulfur dye or sulfurized vat dye in the treated water,wherein the at least one sulfide is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen sulfide, bisulfide ions, sulfide ions, polysulfide ions and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,111,829

PROBIOTIC-CONTAINING ANIMAL SHAMPOO AND METHODS OF USE

Alpha Pet Tech, Inc., Li...

1. A method of orally administering probiotics to an animal comprising contacting the animal's fur or hair with a shampoo that comprises at least one probiotic, wherein the animal subsequently orally self-grooms its fur or hair and thereby orally ingests the probiotic deposited by the shampoo.

US Pat. No. 10,117,196

DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE APPARATUS FOR OPERATING WITHIN THE CURRENT CAPABILITIES OF THE POWER SOURCE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a load including a processor having a plurality of cores;
a power management circuit configured to manage power supplied by a power source to the load and provide to the load one or more parameters relating to the power source, the one or more parameters comprising instantaneous peak current drawn from the power source and a voltage indicator responsive to voltage supplied by the power source to the load; and
a power monitor circuit including:
a current detector coupled to the power source;
a voltage detector coupled to the power source; and
a memory coupled to the current detector and the voltage detector, wherein the power monitor circuit generates the instantaneous peak current value and stores the instantaneous peak current value in the memory and wherein the power monitor circuit generates the voltage indicator, the voltage indicator comprising an interrupt, and
wherein the load is dynamically configurable to operate within a current capability of the power source based on the one or more parameters and to apply one or more current limiting schemes to operate within the current capability of the power source, based on a type of the power source coupled to the power management circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,117,193

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL FOR PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNELS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a determining circuitry which, in operation, determines, for each subframe, power for physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a first component carrier which belongs to a first timing advance group (TAG), and determines power for physical random access channel (PRACH) transmission on a second component carrier which belongs to a second TAG, the second TAG being different from the first TAG;
an adjusting circuitry which, in operation, adjusts, when a total transmission power exceeds a maximum output power configured for the communicaiton apparatus PMAX, the power for PUSCH transmission so that the total transmission power after the adjustment does not exceed PMAX on an overlapped portion of the PUSCH transmission on a first subframe of the first component carrier and PRACH transmission on a second subframe of the second component carrier, the second subframe being a subframe with a time offset from the first subframe along a time axis, wherein the power for PRACH transmission is kept unadjusted; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a transport block over the PUSCH of the first component carrier at the adjusted power for PUSCH transmission, and transmits a random access preamble over the PRACH of the second component carrier at the determined power for PRACH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,117,192

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal controlling uplink transmission power, comprising:a receiver that receives transmission power control (TPC) commands; and
a processor that controls the uplink transmission power based on an accumulated value of the TPC commands,
wherein subframes in a radio frame are divided into a first subframe set and a second subframe set, and the processor calculates a first accumulated value of the TPC commands for the first subframe set and a second accumulated value of the TPC commands for the second subframe set, and resets the second accumulated value using a reset condition which is different from a reset condition of the first accumulated value, and
wherein the second accumulated value is reset independently of the first accumulated value.

US Pat. No. 10,117,190

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

7. A method for controlling transmission power of each base station in a wireless communication system in which a plurality of base stations each forming a directional beam in one direction are disposed along a predetermined path, the method comprising:estimating a distance from terminal equipment (TE) installed in a mobile body moving along the path if the TE enters a cell area of a corresponding base station; and
controlling the transmission power using the distance from the TE so that a difference between a received signal strength of the corresponding base station and a received signal strength of neighboring base stations measured by the TE in a cell boundary area between the base stations does not exceed a predetermined threshold value,
wherein the controlling includes lowering the transmission power only in some of a section including a point where the difference between the received signal strength of the base station and the received signal strength of the neighboring base stations is maximal.

US Pat. No. 10,117,188

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS WITH REDUCED LATENCY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:determining, at a device, a first transmission power of a first uplink transmission based on a first set of higher layer configured power control parameters associated with a first transmit time interval length, where a higher layer is higher than a physical layer, where the first uplink transmission spans the first transmit time interval length, and where the first transmit time interval length comprises a first number of symbols;
determining a second transmission power of a second uplink transmission based on a second set of higher layer configured power control parameters associated with a second transmit time interval length, where the second uplink transmission spans the second transmit time interval length, and where the second transmit time interval length comprises a second number of symbols and the second number is different from the first number;
transmitting the first uplink transmission in a subframe using the first transmission power; and
transmitting at least the second uplink transmission in the subframe using the second transmission power, where the first uplink transmission and the second uplink transmission overlap in time for at least one symbol duration.

US Pat. No. 10,117,186

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ALWAYS-ON DISPLAYS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a processor of a mobile device, a first notification;
in response to the first notification, displaying, on a display device coupled to the processor, a first set of information related to the first notification, the first set of information displayed at a first frequency for a first time period associated with the first notification, wherein the first time period associated with the first notification commences when the first notification is received;
the processor of the mobile device determining based at least upon data from one or more sensors of the mobile device that a user interaction indicative of a presence of a mobile device user has not occurred or is not occurring yet within the first time period;
in response to receiving a subsequent notification, displaying, on the display device, an updated set of information related to the subsequent notification, the second set of information displayed at a second frequency during a second time period associated with the subsequent notification that commences upon receipt of the subsequent notification;
further the processor of the mobile device determining, subsequent to the receiving of the subsequent notification, a first to occur of: (i) the first time period associated with the first notification ending, and (ii) based at least upon data from the one or more sensors of the mobile device that the user interaction indicative of the presence of the mobile device user has occurred; and
in response to determining the first to occur, the processor of the mobile device ending the displaying of the updated set of information related to the subsequent notification on the display device upon the first to occur of: (i) the first time period associated with the first notification ending, and (ii) the user interaction indicative of the presence of the mobile device user has occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,117,181

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATING A NON-DATA PHYSICAL LAYER CONVERGENCE PROCEDURE (PLCP) PROTOCOL DATA UNIT (PPDU)

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising circuitry and logic configured to cause a wireless station to:transmit a non-data physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU); and
transmit a control frame separated from the non-data PPDU by a Reduced Inter-Frame Space (RIFS).

US Pat. No. 10,117,180

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device for transmitting data to and receiving data from a mobile communications network, the mobile communications network including one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for communicating with the communications device, the communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface provided by the one or more network elements of the mobile communications network;
a receiver configured to receive signals from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface provided by the one or more network elements of the mobile communications network; and
a controller configured to:
control the receiver to receive one or more signaling messages from the mobile communications network, and the transmitter to transmit one or more signaling messages to the communications network,
establish a communications context for communicating data packets using a packet communications bearer from the communications device via the mobile communications network when operating in a connected state, and
release the communications context and the packet communications bearer to an idle state,
wherein the controller is configured in combination with the receiver to:
receive signaling information providing an indication of one or more functions performed by at least one of the receiver, the transmitter or the controller which can be changed in a power saving state to reduce power consumed by the communications device, the signaling information being received in response to a power saving request message sent by the controller via the transmitter, and
when in either the idle state or the connected state, enter the power saving state in which the one or more of the operations performed by at least one of the receiver, the transmitter or the controller are configured in accordance with the indication of the changed functions received in the signaling information from the mobile communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,178

SIMULTANEOUS POWER CONTROL AMONG MULTIPLE DEVICES PER CONTEXT

DELL PRODUCTS L.P., Roun...

1. A computer-implementable method for performing an authentication operation, comprising:detecting whether a plurality of information handling systems are in proximity with a user;
linking the plurality of information handling systems with the user;
determining when a change of context occurs to an information handling system of the plurality of information handling systems, the change of context comprising a change of system to system proximity of the plurality of information handling systems;
generating a message from the information handling system when the change of context occurs to the information handling system, the message being provided to a linked information handling system; and,
performing a power management operation on the linked information handling system in response to the message from the information handling system, the power management operation being based upon the change of context of the information handling system.

US Pat. No. 10,117,176

INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND METHOD FOR REDUCING OVERHEAD OF SIGNALING TRANSMISSIONS AND PROCESSING

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An infrastructure equipment for forming part of a mobile communications network, the infrastructure equipment comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit data to communications devices via a wireless access interface;
a receiver configured to receive data transmitted from the communications devices via the wireless access interface; and
a controller configured to:
control the transmitter and the receiver to form the wireless access interface,
receive one or more signaling messages from a communications device and, in response, establish a communications context for communicating data packets via a packet communications bearer via the mobile communications network,
receive a stasis state message from the communications device for which the context has been established, the stasis state message indicating that the communications device wishes to enter a stasis state because no data packets are available for transmission for a predetermined time via the packet communications bearer, wherein during the stasis state, information relating to the communications context associated with the packet communications barrier is stored, radio resources associated with the communications context are configured to be released, and the communications device is configured to enter a power down state,
transmit a stasis state confirm message to the communications device, and
store information relating to the communications context established for the communications devices and associated with the packet communications bearer in a data store, wherein the stored information is configured to be used by the controller to re-establish the same packet communications bearer to transmit data packets via the same packet communications bearer, the communications device thereby entering the stasis state,
wherein, when the communications device is in the stasis state, the controller is further configured, in combination with the receiver, to:
transmit a connection re-establishment message to the communications device,
receive a connection re-establishment complete message from the communications device in accordance with measurements at the communications device having satisfied predetermined conditions, and
re-establish the same packet communications bearer in the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,117,175

MOBILITY AND CONNECTION MANAGEMENT OF LOW POWER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

14. A multi-radio access technology (RAT) infrastructure node, comprising:a first radio communications unit configured to support a first RAT, and
a second radio communication unit configured to support a second RAT,
wherein the first communications unit is configured to use the first RAT to transmit, to a first radio communication module of a wireless communication apparatus, a signal to wake up a second radio communication module of the wireless communication apparatus, the first radio communication module configured to support the first RAT and the second radio communication module configured to support the second RAT, and
wherein the second radio communication unit of the multi-RAT infrastructure node is configured to receive a response from the wireless communication apparatus after the first communications unit of the multi-RAT infrastructure node has transmitted the signal to wake up the second radio communication module of the wireless communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,117,174

OPTIMIZATION OF MOBILE PHONE SERVICE DURING POWER FAILURE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method for optimizing mobile telecommunications service, comprising:identifying one or more of a plurality of base stations to which non-emergency electrical power has been interrupted;
determining an initial number of users in areas corresponding to the one or more of the plurality of base stations;
scheduling an initial battery power operation for the plurality of base stations;
generating a user location probability model and a user call probability model;
monitoring user calls and user movement after the battery power operation has started;
updating the user location probability model and the user call probability model based on the monitoring; and
updating the battery power operation scheduling for the plurality of base stations based on at least one of a current number of users, the updated user location probability model and the updated user call probability model.

US Pat. No. 10,117,172

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED MESH NETWORKING

eero Inc., San Francisco...

1. A method for network device communication, the method comprising:in a network comprising a wireless mesh segment and an Ethernet segment, determining a sum of a bitrate of each wireless link of a plurality of wireless links of a first access point (AP), wherein:
the wireless mesh segment comprises a plurality of wireless devices connected by wireless links, the plurality of wireless devices comprising: the first AP, a second AP, and a first wireless device; and
the Ethernet segment comprises a plurality of Ethernet devices connected by Ethernet, the plurality of Ethernet devices comprising: the first AP, the second AP, and a first Ethernet device;
at the first AP, broadcasting an announcement to the wireless mesh segment, wherein the announcement comprises the sum and a first AP identifier associated with the first AP;
at the second AP, in response to receiving the announcement, based on the sum and the first AP identifier, designating the first AP as a forwarding device for communication between the wireless mesh segment and the Ethernet segment; and
transmitting a communication from the first wireless device to the first Ethernet device, comprising:
at the first wireless device, wirelessly transmitting the communication to the second AP;
based on designating the first AP as the forwarding device, at the second AP, in response to receiving the communication, wirelessly transmitting the communication to the first AP; and
based on designating the first AP as the forwarding device, at the first AP, in response to receiving the communication, transmitting the communication via Ethernet to the first Ethernet device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,167

MECHANISMS FOR ROAMING BETWEEN 3GPP OPERATORS AND WLAN SERVICE PROVIDERS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media comprising instructions to cause a user equipment (UE), when executed by one or more processors of the UE, to:compare a network access identifier (NAI) realm received from an access point (AP) of a wireless local access network (WLAN) to one or more selection policy parameters of a third generation partnership project (3GPP) network; and
associate with the AP based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,117,166

APPLICATION ASSISTED BAND SCANNING METHOD TO REDUCE NETWORK ACQUISITION TIME

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of selecting a cellular network, the method comprising:scanning frequency bands according to a delimit order;
determining, at a mobile device, a current location of the mobile device by obtaining location data from messages sent to or from contacts of a user of the mobile device;
prioritizing cellular network frequency bands based on the current location to define a band priority;
responsive to the prioritizing being complete, interrupting the scanning; and
resuming the scanning of the frequency bands according to the band priority;
wherein the determining comprises parsing text of the messages for place names.

US Pat. No. 10,117,165

MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES

1. An accessory of a mobile wireless communications terminal comprising:an interface to a set of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) of a wireless communication system stored in at least one removable physical SIM card;
a battery of the accessory;
a communication protocol interface enabling two-way communication between the accessory and the mobile wireless communications terminal as the accessory and the mobile wireless communications terminal are two separate apparatuses in their own housings, the two-way communication between the accessory and the mobile wireless communications terminal being wireless;
one or more processors, and
one or more memories configured to store instructions, that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the accessory to:
obtain data relating to the set of subscriber identity modules through the interface;
obtain data relating to the mobile wireless communications terminal;
obtain at least one selection ground for selecting at least one of the set of subscriber identity modules;
obtain the data relating to the set of subscriber identity modules by receiving the data wirelessly from a service provider, wherein the service provider is an operator-independent supplier or vendor of the at least one removable physical SIM card storing subscriber identity modules obtained from at least two mobile network operators and the accessory, wherein the data relating to the set of subscriber identity modules comprises more than one of the following: a unique serial number of the SIM card, internationally unique number of the subscriber, security authentication and ciphering information for the subscriber, temporary information related to the local network, a list of the services the subscriber has access to, an operator-specific emergency number, two passwords, other carrier-specific data such as a short message service center, service provider name, service dialing numbers, advice-of-charge parameters, and value added service applications; and
select at least one optimal subscriber identity module for use by the mobile wireless communications terminal on the basis of the data relating to the set of subscriber identity modules, the data relating to the mobile wireless communications terminal, and the at least one selection ground for the set of subscriber identity modules, such that the at least one selection ground defines a required service according to an available services criterion, a quality of service criterion, a price paid for the required service, and a location of the mobile wireless communications terminal using the required service.

US Pat. No. 10,117,164

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTER-FREQUENCY OR INTER-RAT CELL RESELECTION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method for iterative reselection of a cell in a wireless network, the method comprising:a) detecting that a level of a current serving cell is below a threshold defined for the current serving cell;
b) determining the availability of a target cell at a lower or equal priority layer than the current serving cell;
c) determining, for at least one available target cell at a lower or equal priority layer than the current serving cell, whether the available target cell has a level above a threshold defined for the available target cell;
d) selecting the available target cell when the determination at c) is affirmative;
and, when the determination of c) is negative, then
e) determining the availability of a target cell at any priority layer;
f) determining, for at least one available target cell at any priority layer, whether the available target cell has a level higher by a hysteresis than the level of the serving cell; and
g) selecting the available target cell when the determination at f) is affirmative,
wherein the determination at c) is negative in at least one iteration.

US Pat. No. 10,117,162

TECHNIQUES FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT WIFI NEIGHBOR AWARENESS NETWORK OPERATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:processing circuitry;
memory storing instructions operable on the processing circuitry, the instructions, when executed, cause the processing circuitry to:
generate a discovery beacon comprising a neighbor awareness network (NAN) identification and a timestamp offset, the NAN identification to identify a NAN cluster to join, the timestamp offset to cause an internal clock of a station to synchronize with a time synchronization function (TSF) time used in the NAN cluster;
communicate the discovery beacon to station during a discovery window interval, the discovery beacon to enable the station to join the NAN cluster; and
communicate a next discovery beacon within 200 milliseconds (ms) of communication of the discovery beacon and outside of a discovery window of the NAN cluster, the next discovery beacon comprising the NAN identification.

US Pat. No. 10,117,161

STATION (STA) AND METHOD FOR RANGING IN NEIGHBORHOOD AWARENESS NETWORK (NAN) COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for a station (STA) configurable to operate as an initiator STA, the apparatus comprising:memory; and processing circuitry configured to:
determine, for a data service that is to be established between the initiator STA and a responder STA on a Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) data link, whether a ranging procedure is to be performed for the data service to measure a range between the initiator STA and the responder STA; and
generate, for transmission to the responder STA, a data request message that indicates a request for an establishment of the data service,
wherein when it is determined that the ranging procedure is to be performed for the data service, the data request message includes a group of ranging configuration parameters to be used for the ranging procedure, the group of ranging configuration parameters including an inner geo-fence threshold and an outer geo-fence threshold, and
wherein a traffic type of data sent as part of the data service is based at least partly on a comparison of a range measurement of the ranging procedure with the inner and outer geo-fence thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,117,160

SCANNING FOR A PREFERRED NETWORK DURING AN ACTIVE CONNECTION TO ANOTHER NETWORK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A user device, comprising:a non-transitory memory device storing:
a plurality of processor-executable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the processor-executable instructions, wherein executing the processor-executable instructions causes the user device to:
determine that the user device should search for a first network when the user device is connected to a second network;
determine, based on determining that the user device should search for the first network, whether the user device is actively transmitting traffic via the second network;
select a technique, out of a plurality of candidate techniques, in which to search for the first network, the selecting including selecting a first technique when the user device is not actively transmitting traffic via the second network and a second technique when the user device is actively transmitting traffic via the second network;
when the first technique is selected, search, based on determining that the user device should search for the first network, for the first network based on search parameters in order of priority identified in a first prioritized list; and
when the second technique is selected, search, based on determining that the user device should search for the first network, for the first network based on search parameters in order of priority identified in a second prioritized list, the first prioritized list and the second prioritized list being separate and different,
wherein searching for the first network based on the search parameters in the order of priority identified in the first prioritized list includes searching for the first network for a first duration of time, and
wherein searching for the first network based on the search parameters in the order of priority identified in the second prioritized list includes searching for the first network for a second duration of time that is shorter than the first duration of time.

US Pat. No. 10,117,158

CONNECTIVITY AUGMENTED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE, DISCOVERY AND CONNECTION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for obtaining application-based connectivity, the method comprising:in response to a request to access an application service having an associated connectivity access network, scanning for networks advertising support for application services having associated connectivity access networks;
selecting a first access network from networks advertising support for application services having associated connectivity access networks;
establishing, using the selected first access network, a control connection with an application connectivity coordinator;
sending, using the control connection, an access network discovery request to the application connectivity coordinator;
receiving, from the application connectivity coordinator, a list of access networks; and
selecting a second access network from the list of access networks for accessing the application service having an associated connectivity access network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,157

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INVESTIGATING WIFI DISPLAY SERVICE IN A WIFI DIRECT NETWORK

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for a first Wi-Fi display (WFD) device to discover a WiFi display service in a WFD network, the method comprising:generating, performed by at least one processor, a service discovery request frame for discovering a service supported by a second WFD device in the WFD network;
transmitting, performed by the at least one processor, the service discovery request frame to the second WFD device; and
receiving, performed by the at least one processor, a service discovery response frame from the second WFD device in response to the service discovery request frame,
wherein the service discovery request frame and the service discovery response frame are generated by using a generic advertising service (GAS) initial request frame of 802.11u and a GAS initial response frame of 802.11u, respectively,
wherein the GAS initial request frame comprises a service protocol type, and
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 0, the service protocol indicates all service protocols,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 1, the service protocol indicates a bonjour protocol,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 2, the service protocol indicates a UPnP protocol,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 3, the service protocol indicates a Wi-Fi Display protocol,
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 4, the service protocol indicates vendor specific protocol, and
wherein when the service protocol type comprises an identifier of 5-255, the service protocol indicates reserved identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,117,156

BLOCKED DEVICE CHECKING IN ROAMING SCENARIOS

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

1. A wireless telecommunication system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform actions comprising:
receiving, by a home wireless telecommunication network from a visited wireless telecommunication network, a request to grant a communication device access to the visited wireless telecommunication network, the request specifying a device identifier of the communication device;
determining whether the device identifier is specified as blocked within a database of device identifiers maintained by the home wireless telecommunication network; and
in response to determining that the device identifier is specified as blocked within the database of device identifiers, sending, to the visited wireless telecommunication network, a response to the request, the response denying the request to grant the communication device access to the visited wireless telecommunication network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,155

RELAY DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air conditioning system comprising an upper-level air conditioning system and a lower-level air conditioning system connected with each other through a relay device, the upper-level air conditioning system including at least one central control device, at least one outdoor device, and at least one indoor device that are connected via a first bus and performing communication using an address allocated to each device, the lower-level air conditioning system including at least one outdoor device and at least one indoor device that are connected via a second bus and performing communication in a master-slave method with any one of the outdoor devices being as a master device and other devices being as slave devices, the relay device comprising:an upper-side communicator configured to be connected to the first bus, and to transmit and receive communication packets to and from the upper-level air conditioning system;
a lower-side communicator configured to be connected to the master device, and to transmit and receive communication commands to and from the lower-level air conditioning system;
an association information memory configured to store association information obtained by associating the address in the upper-level air conditioning system allocated to each device in the lower-level air conditioning system with identification information on each device in the lower-level air conditioning system; and
a processor configured to perform a mutual conversion on the communication packets and the communication commands based on the association information stored in the association information memory.

US Pat. No. 10,117,152

CELL SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication in a wireless communications network, comprising:measuring a parameter of a signal received from a cell;
determining that the cell does not satisfy a cell selection criterion based at least in part on comparing the measured parameter of the received signal to a first threshold;
determining a second threshold when the cell supports coverage enhancement;
comparing the measured parameter of the received signal to the second threshold to determine whether the cell satisfies the cell selection criterion when in coverage enhancement;
selecting the cell for network access when the cell satisfies the cell selection criterion in coverage enhancement; and
transmitting an access request to the cell based at least in part on the selecting.

US Pat. No. 10,117,151

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION INTERACTION, OFFLOADING PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE, BASE STATION, RNC AND UE

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for processing an information interaction, comprising:receiving, by a target side network element for handover of User Equipment (UE) at least one of following source side information sent by a source side network element: Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) auxiliary information, offloading rule information, and information indicating a capability in supporting interoperation with a WLAN; and/or,
sending, by a target side network element, at least one of following target side information to the source side network element: WLAN auxiliary information, load information, offloading rule information, measurement configuration information, offloading decision information and information indicating a capability in supporting interoperation with the WLAN;
wherein the WLAN auxiliary information comprises at least one of: maximum resource allocation which is able be provided for the UE by a Radio Access Network (RAN), WLAN threshold information and RAN threshold information, wherein the WLAN threshold is a signal threshold of the WLAN or a load threshold of the WLAN;
wherein the offloading rule information comprises at least one of: a method for using a WLAN threshold and a method for using a RAN threshold, wherein the method for using WLAN threshold refers to that the RAN provides the WLAN threshold for the UE in the WLAN auxiliary information.

US Pat. No. 10,117,150

MOBILITY OPTIMIZATION METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT AND ACCESS NETWORK DEVICE

1. A mobility optimization method, the method comprising:performing, by a User Equipment (UE) having a small data feature, cell reselection according to information of a small data priority cell reselection principle, by which a cell supporting small data tends to be selected, when determining that a cell supporting an optimized small data processing capability exists in candidate cells during execution of the cell reselection, wherein a network supporting an optimized small data transmission is preferentially reselected by the UE having the small data feature;
wherein the information of the small data priority cell reselection principle comprises one of the followings or a combination of several of the followings:
in the case that a plurality of cells supporting the optimized small data processing capability satisfy a reselection condition, a cell having the highest reselection priority and/or the highest cell ranking is selected from the cells supporting the optimized small data processing capability;
the UE having the small data feature only selects a cell having the highest reselection priority or the highest cell ranking from cells supporting the optimized small data processing capability;
when the UE having the small data feature normally resides in a current cell supporting the optimized small data processing capability, reselection to a cell not supporting the optimized small data processing capability is delayed; and
when the UE having the small data feature normally resides in a current cell not supporting the optimized small data processing capability, reselection to a cell supporting the optimized small data processing capability is accelerated.

US Pat. No. 10,117,145

USER EQUIPMENT BASED FAST RETURN TO LTE

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
establishing a defined length of time for suspension of data transmissions during a communication protocol reselecting process; and
in response to determining that a mobile device is reselecting a mobile network communication from a first communication protocol to a second communication protocol:
adjusting the defined length of time to an adjusted length of time determined to be needed to complete the reselecting of the mobile network communication from the first communication protocol to the second communication protocol,
suspending data transmissions of the mobile device using the first communication protocol for the adjusted length of time,
buffering, during the reselecting, data associated with the data transmissions resulting in buffered data,
in response to determining that a buffer associated with the buffering the data transmissions is full during the adjusted length of time and before the reselecting has been determined to have completed, resuming a data transmission of the data transmissions using the first communication protocol, and
resuming the data transmissions using the second communication protocol in response to determining that the reselecting of the mobile network communication from the first communication protocol to the second communication protocol has been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,117,144

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING INTER-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY HANDOVERS FOR HIGH GAIN USER EQUIPMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:measuring, by a user equipment (UE), a power parameter associated with received communication using a first radio access technology (RAT);
measuring, by the UE, a quality parameter associated with the received communication using the first RAT, the quality parameter being different from the power parameter;
applying, by the UE, an offset to the power parameter to form a modified power parameter, the offset being determined based on at least one of the quality parameter or a power gain associated with the UE;
determining, by the UE, whether the modified power parameter satisfies a reporting threshold; and
transmitting, by the UE and based at least in part on a determination that the modified power parameter satisfies the reporting threshold, a measurement report including the modified power parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,117,141

INHIBITING THE TRANSMISSION OF MEASUREMENT REPORTS FROM A UE WHEN A UE IS IN AN INACTIVE MODE AND APPLIES DRX

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a user equipment, a condition triggering the user equipment to operate according to an inactive connected mode comprising a discontinuous reception;
disabling, by the user equipment and while the user equipment operates according to the inactive connected mode, a time-to-trigger timer for triggering a measurement report related to a target cell, wherein the disabling of the time-to-trigger timer inhibits triggering the measurement report from being sent to a macro cell; and
enabling the time-to-trigger timer for triggering the measurement report, when the user equipment has active data transmission ongoing.

US Pat. No. 10,117,139

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVED NEIGHBOR SELECTION IN 5G CELLULAR SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a base station, comprising:generating a second neighbor cell list based at least in part on information that identifies a location of a user equipment (UE) and a neighbor cell measurement report associated with a first neighbor cell list configured on the UE;
determining a length of a measurement gap for a measurement, to be performed by the UE, based at least in part on the second neighbor cell list,
wherein the length of the measurement gap is determined based at least in part on a serving cell measurement report associated with the UE; and
providing, to the UE, the second neighbor cell list and information that identifies the length of the measurement gap.

US Pat. No. 10,117,138

SLEEP-STATE FOR MOBILE TERMINAL AND SERVICE INITIATION FOR MOBILE TERMINALS IN SLEEP-STATE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A mobile terminal capable of communicating with a core network via a first or second access network, wherein radio access technology of the first access network is different from radio access technology of the second access network, the mobile terminal comprising:a receiver which, in operation, receives a paging request, which is addressed to the mobile terminal to be routed through the first access network but is rerouted through the second access network when the mobile terminal is attached to the second access network;
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a message through the second access network in response to the paging request, the message requesting a service to be delivered through the first access network;
wherein the receiver, in operation, receives a handover command through the second access network, the handover command directing handover to the first access network; and
control circuitry, which, in operation, connects to the first access network based on the handover command.

US Pat. No. 10,117,137

METHODS AND NETWORK NODES FOR NETWORK PARTITION PRESERVATION AT INTER-ACCESS HANDOVERS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

11. A method performed in a network access entity operating in a first network access technology, the method comprising:receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a request to connect to the network access entity, the request being part of a handover procedure from a second access technology to the first access technology;
transmitting, to a network storage entity in response to receiving the request to connect to the network access entity, a request for a network partition ID that identifies a network partition including a predetermined group of network entities, the request including at least an identity of the UE;
receiving, from the network storage entity, a response message including the network partition ID; and
selecting the network partition in accordance with the network partition ID.

US Pat. No. 10,117,136

METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR REDUCING MEDIA GAP WHEN CONNECTING INDEPENDENT BEARER PATHS

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method in a communication system for reducing a media gap during initial and/or mid call or session setup where bearer paths connecting both involved call parties are established independently after setup procedures are triggered, the method comprising:receiving a trigger to set up a bearer path connecting a first party and a second party via a media connection function;
determining a predicted time gap between when the media connection function is expected to receive a bearer packet from the first party and when the media connection function is expected to receive a bearer packet from the second party;
if the media connection function is expected to receive the bearer packet from the first party prior to receiving the bearer packet from the second party, delaying connection setup towards the first party based on the predicted time gap; and
if the media connection function is expected to receive the bearer packet from the second party prior to receiving the bearer packet from the first party, delaying connection setup towards the second party based on the predicted time gap.

US Pat. No. 10,117,135

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING SETUP TIME OF A CIRCUIT-SWITCHED FALLBACK (CSFB) CALL

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:a storage device configured to store history information of previously made CSFB calls by the mobile communication device; and
a Baseband processor configured to perform the following in response to starting a new Circuit Switch Fallback (CSFB) call:
determining whether the mobile communication device is operating in an idle mode or a connected mode with a serving cell of a first service network;
determining whether the history information comprises a frequency on which one of the previously made CSFB calls was made successfully from the first service network when the mobile communication device is operating in the idle mode with the serving cell;
when the history information comprises such a frequency, searching for a cell of a second service network on the frequency and making the new CSFB call on the cell; and
when the history information does not comprise such a frequency, initiating a connection establishment procedure with the serving cell, searching for another cell on any inter-Radio Access Technology (inter-RAT) frequency when detecting a Random Access (RA) failure or a signal quality of the serving cell dropping below a predetermined threshold during the connection establishment procedure, and making the new CSFB call on the other cell.

US Pat. No. 10,117,134

CALL HANDLING ON DUAL-MODE WIRELESS HANDSETS

Qwest Communications Inte...

1. A telecommunication system for handling a call placed by a dual-model phone capable of operating in a cellular mode and in a Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) mode, the system comprising:a mobile switching center (“MSC”) in a cellular system configured to:
receive an outgoing call from the dual-mode phone to a destination telephone separate from the dual-mode phone, the outgoing call comprising call information originating from the dual-mode phone operating in the cellular mode in the cellular system, wherein the call information comprises a destination telephone number associated with the destination telephone that identifies a destination for the call and information identifying the dual-mode phone, wherein the destination telephone number is different from a telephone number of the dual-mode phone, and wherein the dual-mode phone is simultaneously registered with the cellular system and the VoIP system;
obtain information for transferring the call to a VoIP system from the cellular system;
transmit the destination telephone number to the VoIP system, wherein the destination telephone number is transferred to the VoIP system via at least one of in-band signaling or out-of-band signaling; and
transfer the call to the VoIP system from the cellular system while the dual-mode phone is operating in the cellular mode, such that the VoIP system can route the call to the destination telephone number received from the MSC while the dual-mode phone is operating in the cellular mode and can thereafter transition the call away from the cellular system when the dual-mode phone begins operating in the VoIP mode.

US Pat. No. 10,117,133

SCHEDULING DATA PACKETS PRIOR TO HANDOVER EXECUTION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for performing handovers, the method comprising:initiating a handover of a wireless device from a first access node to a second access node;
upon determining that the second access node comprises a relay access node, transmitting any existing data in a downlink buffer associated with the wireless device to the wireless device prior to executing the handover; and
upon determining that the downlink buffer is substantially empty, executing the handover.

US Pat. No. 10,117,132

COOPERATIVE, NETWORK CODED, DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AND DATA STORAGE METHOD

1. A wireless communication and data storage method (1) enabling storing data that is present on one or multiple source units (2) to storage units (6), reducing the transmission errors caused by the distorting effects of the wireless communication channel, by the help of the relay unit (5), using cooperative communication protocols and/or network coding techniques, characterized by the steps of;dividing the data that is present at least one source unit (2) into data packets at the at least one load balancing data packer (3) that is inside the source unit (2) using the system information (101),
distributing the data packets to the at least one wireless communication interface (4) that is inside the source unit (2) via the load balancing data packer (3) according to the previously defined success criteria,
transmitting the data packets wirelessly to the at least one relay unit (5) and at least one storage unit (6) in the broadcast phase (B) via the wireless communication interface (4) that is inside the source unit (2),
taking the data packets to the relay units (5) through the at least one wireless communication interface (4) at the relay units (5),
detecting the data packets at the relay unit (5),
deciding if the network coding is going to be realized or not at the relay unit (5) according to the network topology information (102),
if it is decided to realize network coding, unpacking the detected data packets in the network coding unit (5.1) that is inside the relay unit (5), coding and merging the unpacked data, using network topology information (102), afterwards, transmitting it to the load balancing data packer (3) that is inside the relay unit (5),
if it is decided not to realize network coding, unpacking the detected data packets, transmitting it to the load balancing data packer (3) that is inside the relay unit (5) using transmitting techniques, dividing the data that is network coded or that is transmitted using the transmitting techniques into data packets, at the load balancing data packer (3) that is present in the relay units (5), using the system information (101),
distributing the data packets to the at least one wireless communication interface (4) that is inside the relay unit (5) via the load balancing data packer (3) according to the previously defined success criteria,
transmitting the data packets wirelessly to the storage unit (6) in the relaying phase (R) via the wireless communication interface (4) that is inside the relay unit (5),
taking the data packets that are transmitted in the broadcast phase (B) and the relaying phase (R), into the storage unit (6) via the at least one wireless communication interface (4) that is present in the storage unit (6),
decoding the data that are incident from both phases, by the at least one network decoding unit (6.1) that is present in the storage unit (6),
merging the decoded data at the storage unit (6),
storing the merged data at the at least one data storage unit (6.2) that is present in the storage unit (6).

US Pat. No. 10,117,117

RESTORATION OF NETWORK ACCESS

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A process for operation by a wireless communications device, the process comprising the steps of:receiving a signal from a local area network router to which the wireless communications device is currently wirelessly connected, indicative that the local area network router has detected absence of a primary backhaul connection to a data network;
retrieving a wireless configuration identity through which the router identifies itself to the wireless communications device;
broadcasting a wireless configuration identity for the wireless communications device replicating the wireless configuration identity of the router;
establishing a wireless secondary backhaul connection to the data network independent of the router; and
operating as a secondary access point to route data traffic between other wireless communication devices and the data network through a second access point and a secondary network connection, using the replicated wireless configuration identity.

US Pat. No. 10,117,057

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOCATING A MOBILE DEVICE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

13. A system for locating a mobile device in a surrounding area, the system comprising:multiple sensors for detecting the surrounding area using different locating methods; and
a reference map for the surrounding area, the reference map comprising multiple positions within the surrounding area,
wherein at least one of the different locating methods, which is to be carried out using at least one sensor of the multiple sensors in order to detect the surrounding area, is to be recommended for at least one position within the surrounding area according to the reference map,
wherein the at least one of the different locating methods, which is to be carried out using the at least one sensor of the multiple sensors, is to be used for a position of the mobile device in order to locate the mobile device,
wherein the at least one of the different locating methods is to be determined taking into consideration a perspective of the at least one sensor of the multiple sensors for the position of the mobile device within the surrounding area, and
wherein the perspective of the at least one sensor of the multiple sensors is determined as a function of a position of the at least one sensor of the multiple sensors and as a function of a detection direction of the at least one sensor of the multiple sensors starting from the position of the at least one sensor of the multiple sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,117,051

LOCALIZATION USING WIRELESS SIGNALS

Clarkson University, Pot...

1. A method for localization of a target device within an environment, the method comprising the steps of:providing a localization system within an environment, the localization system comprising a target device and a plurality of anchor devices, wherein the target device and one or more of the anchor devices are movable within the environment;
receiving, by each of the plurality of anchor devices, a plurality of received signal strength indication samples from another anchor device within the environment;
calibrating the localization system prior to each localization of the target device, wherein calibrating comprises: (i) determining a location for each of the plurality of anchor device using the plurality of received signal strength indication samples received by each of the plurality of anchor devices;
calibrating the localization system prior to each localization of the target device, wherein calibrating comprises: (i) obtaining, by each of the plurality of anchor devices, one or more received signal strength indication samples from every other of the plurality of anchor devices; (ii) converting, by each anchor device, the one or more received signal strength indication samples from every other anchor device into watts; and (iii) calculating calibration constants G and ? for the anchor device utilizing the equation:
Pw=?d?G
 where Pw is mean power in watts for a received signal strength indication samples, d is a distance between a transmitting anchor device and a receiving anchor device, G is a path-loss exponent, and ? is a scaling factor;
receiving, by the target device, a plurality of wireless signals transmitted from one or more of the plurality of calibrated anchor devices;
determining a received signal strength indication for at least some of the received plurality of wireless signals;
estimating, based on the determined received signal strength indications, a distance from the target device to each of the one or more of the plurality of calibrated anchor devices from which a wireless signal was received using the formula

 where ? is a distance from the calibrated anchor device to the target device; and
estimating, based on the estimated distances, a location of the target device within the environment, wherein estimating a location of the target device comprises trilateration or multilateration;
wherein each of the target device and the plurality of anchor devices is configured to operate as a transmitter or as a receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,116,950

MULTI-LEVEL SIGNIFICANCE MAP SCANNING

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, at a decoder, of reconstructing significant-coefficient flags for a transform unit, wherein the transform unit comprises non-overlapping blocks of transform coefficients, each of the non-overlapping blocks corresponds to a respective group of significant-coefficient flags, each significant-coefficient flag corresponds to a respective transform coefficient, and each respective group corresponds to a respective significant-coefficient group flag, groups of significant-coefficient flags are reconstructed in a group scan order, and significant-coefficient flags are reconstructed in a scan order within their group, the method comprising:decoding a position for a last-significant coefficient of the transform unit from a bitstream of encoded data;
in a first group corresponding to the position of the last-significant coefficient, decoding from the bitstream each significant-coefficient flag in the scan order from a position following the position of the last-significant coefficient in the scan order through position (0,0) of the first group;
for each group in the group scan order from a second group, which follows the first group in the group scan order, to a group preceding a DC group in the group scan order, wherein the DC group corresponds to a block containing a transform coefficient at the (0,0) position of the transform unit,
decoding a significant-coefficient-group flag from the bitstream for that group, and
reconstructing significant-coefficient flags in that group in a scan order within that group, by, for each significant-coefficient flag in that group,
if that significant-coefficient flag is at position (0,0) in its group, its corresponding significant-coefficient-group flag is decoded to be non-zero, and all of the significant-coefficient flags which precede that significant-coefficient flag in the scan order in that group are zero, then inferring, without decoding from the bitstream, that significant-coefficient flag to be 1, and
otherwise
decoding that significant-coefficient flag from the bitstream if that significant-coefficient flag is in a group that has corresponding significant-coefficient-group flag that is non-zero, and
inferring, without decoding from the bitstream, that significant-coefficient flag to zero, if that significant-coefficient flag is in a group that has corresponding significant-coefficient-group flag that is zero; and
in the DC group, decoding each corresponding significant-coefficient flag in the scan order.

US Pat. No. 10,116,901

BACKGROUND MODIFICATION IN VIDEO CONFERENCING

Avatar Merger Sub II, LLC...

30. A non-transitory processor-readable medium having instructions stored thereon, which when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to implement a method, comprising:receiving a video including a sequence of images;
identifying at least one object of interest in one or more of the images;
detecting at least one shape unit and a position vector of the at least one object of interest, and an intensity vector of the at least one shape unit, the at least one shape unit representing a parameter of a face of the at least one object of interest and the position vector corresponding to a rotation around three axes and a translation along the axes;
tracking the at least one object of interest in the video, wherein the tracking is based on the at least one shape unit, the position vector, and the intensity vector;
identifying a background in each of the images by separating the at least one object of interest from each image based on the at least one shape unit, the position vector, and the intensity vector;
modifying the background in each of the images, thereby generating a modified background; and
generating a modified video which includes the at least one object of interest and the modified background.

US Pat. No. 10,116,883

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DEPTH IMAGING USING CONVENTIONAL CCD IMAGE SENSORS

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A method for visual imaging and depth imaging using a charge coupled device (CCD) image sensor, comprising:providing an optical lens for collecting light from a scene having objects in front of the lens;
providing a CCD image sensor arranged to receive light from the optical lens and having an array of pixels and corresponding pixel charge storage elements;
providing a light source for transmitting light pulses towards the scene responsive to a pulse control signal;
providing timing signals to configure the CCD image sensor to collect and store charge from pixels including a substrate voltage (VSUB) control signal that clears the pixel charge storage elements;
in a background frame period, collecting a background charge corresponding to light incident on the CCD sensor that is reflected ambient light from objects in front of the lens;
in a reflected light frame period, outputting a pulse from the light source, and collecting a reflected charge corresponding to light that is reflected from objects due to the ambient light and due to reflected light from the pulse from the light source;
in a depth frame period, outputting a pulse from the light source, and after the pulse from the light source ends, collecting a depth charge corresponding to light that is reflected from objects due to the ambient light and due to a portion of the reflected light from the pulse from the light source; and
performing a depth calculation using the background charge, the reflected charge, and the depth charge, for each pixel in the array of pixels in the CCD image sensor by subtracting the background charge from the depth charge, and dividing a difference obtained by a sum of: the depth charge with the background charge subtracted from it and the reflected charge with the background charge subtracted from it.

US Pat. No. 10,116,853

INTEGRATED SENSOR AND LENS ASSEMBLY WITH DIFFERENTIAL THREADS ADJUSTMENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. An integrated image sensor and lens assembly comprising:an image sensor substrate comprising an image sensor;
a lens mount affixed to the image sensor substrate and comprising a tube portion and a base portion, the tube portion having a channel and extending from the base portion in a direction of an optical axis substantially perpendicular to a focal plane, the lens mount comprising a first thread having a first pitch forming a first spiral on an inner surface of the tube portion;
a tube adapter extending into the channel of the tube portion, the tube adapter comprising a second thread on an exterior surface of the tube adapter, the second thread reciprocal to the first thread and having the first pitch, the first and second threads securing the tube adapter within the lens mount, the tube adapter further comprising a third thread having a second pitch different than the first pitch, the third thread forming a second spiral on an inner surface of the tube adapter; and
a lens barrel housing a set of lenses for directing light to the image sensor, the lens barrel having a threaded portion extending into the tube adapter, and the threaded portion comprising a fourth thread on an exterior surface of the lens barrel reciprocal to the third thread and having the second pitch, the third and fourth threads securing the lens barrel within the tube adapter,
wherein the lens barrel is configured to rotate about the optical axis,
wherein rotation of the tube adapter with respect to the lens barrel and the lens mount causes linear movement of the lens barrel and the lens mount with respect to the tube adapter in a same direction along the optical axis,
wherein a magnitude of a difference between the first pitch and the second pitch is smaller than the first pitch and the second pitch, and
wherein an upper subsection of the lens mount and a lower subsection of the lens barrel are unthreaded.

US Pat. No. 10,116,600

EXPRESSING STATEMENTS IN MESSAGES WITH PERSONALIZED EXPRESSION STYLE

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method of expressing a statement to a recipient on behalf of a user on a device having a processor, the method comprising:executing on the processor instructions that cause the device to:
examine an expression set comprising at least one expression authored by the user to identify a phrase that appears in at least one prior expression previously authored by the user and that is relevant to the statement;
compose a message expressing the statement in an expression style of the user by:
selecting a message template associated with the expression style of the user, wherein the message template comprises at least one slot for insertion of content to adapt the message template to the statement; and
inserting the phrase previously authored by the user into the at least one message slot of the message template;
present the message to the user for confirmation; and
responsive to receiving a confirmation of the message from the user, transmit the message to the recipient, transmit the message to the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,116,599

TOPIC CATEGORIZED INSTANT MESSAGE COMMUNICATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:defining, for an online conference session, a plurality of pages based on information received from a moderating participant having administrative privileges for the conference session, each page corresponding to a discussion topic of a text-based communication;
selecting, by a request received from the moderating participant, one of the plurality of pages;
synchronizing the selected page, such that the selected page is displayed to the moderating participant and each of one or more other participants in the online conference session;
after selecting one of the plurality of pages, chronologically displaying, in the display of the selected page, an entirety of the text-based communication that is generated while the selected page remains selected until another page of the plurality of pages is selected; and
receiving, from the moderating participant, commands to manage the online conference session, the commands including a command to add a new page corresponding to a new discussion topic, a command to delete at least one page of the plurality of pages, a command to modify the selected page, a command to search for a specific page of the plurality of pages, and a command to close the selected page.

US Pat. No. 10,116,598

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING CLARITY AND EXPRESSIVENESS IN NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS

IMVU, INC., Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:a data processor;
a network connection, in data communication with the data processor, for access to a network; and
a message processing system module, executable by the data processor, to:
obtain a message from a first user as part of a network-enabled conversation with a second user, the conversation having a plurality of associated messages;
analyze, by use of the data processor, the content of the message;
automatically use a panel layout based on the content of the message, the panel layout defining a consistent set of expressive elements for at least one message of the plurality of messages associated with the conversation, the panel layout further defining one or more panels for presenting messages of the conversation with the expressive elements;
integrate the message into at least one of the panels with the expressive elements;
automatically select at least one embellishment from an available set of embellishment options based on the panel layout;
apply, by use of the data processor, the automatically selected at least one embellishment to the message to produce an embellished message with configuration data encoded therewith corresponding to the at least one embellishment, the configuration data including a plurality of data values defining particular embellishment properties of the at least one embellishment; and
cause transmission of the embellished message via a network to the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,116,595

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method in a computer system for routing intelligence information relating to security, the method comprising:obtaining, by the computer system, a set of rules that each include one or more conditions and corresponding routing instructions, wherein a condition specifies at least a source from which a piece of intelligence information was received, and wherein the corresponding routing instructions specify one or more recipients to whom the piece of intelligence information is to be routed;
receiving, by the computer system, intelligence information relating to security;
analyzing, by the computer system, the intelligence information to identify at least one transformation to be applied to transform the intelligence information into a set of common objects that correspond to a security object model;
transforming, by the computer system, the intelligence information to the set of common objects corresponding to the security object model;
identifying, by the computer system, at least one alias of at least one suspect referenced in the transformed intelligence information based at least in part on a security database;
storing, by the computer system, the transformed intelligence information in the security database, the transformed intelligence information being associated in the security database with the at least one alias of the at least one suspect;
analyzing, by the computer system, the transformed intelligence information to determine whether any conditions of the set of rules are satisfied; and
when a condition of a rule is satisfied, sending a notification describing the intelligence information to a category of agents in accordance with the routing instructions of the rule, wherein the notification includes at least the intelligence information and information referencing the identified suspect.

US Pat. No. 10,116,594

PROVISIONING OF A SERVER USING A VIRTUAL LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method, comprising:providing, by a network switch, a production VLAN that supports communication between a plurality of servers connected to the switch;
detecting a new physical connection of a cable between a first server and a first switch port of the switch; and
automatically allocating, by the switch, a first provisioning VLAN to the first server, wherein communications coming from the first server are directed to the first provisioning VLAN, wherein the first provisioning VLAN includes a provisioning server, and wherein the first provisioning VLAN is isolated against communication with the production VLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,116,593

TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE OF ROUTING PATH INFORMATION AND ROUTING TOPOLOGY INFORMATION USING A SINGLE ROUTING PROTOCOL

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A network environment, comprising:an edge router configured to:
receive a border gateway protocol (“BGP”) message;
extract BGP information from the BGP message;
transform the BGP information into transformed BGP information for inclusion in an Interior Gateway Protocol (“IGP”) message; and
transmit, within a local network domain, the IGP message containing the transformed BGP information; and
an interior router configured to:
receive the IGP message containing the transformed BGP information;
store the transformed BGP information in an IGP database; and
calculate a best routing path based at least in part on the transformed BGP information;
wherein the IGP is a link-state protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,116,592

CONNECTING NETWORK DEPLOYMENT UNITS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:providing a first deployment unit comprising a first tier of network switches and a second tier of network switches, each switch of the first deployment unit being connected within the first deployment unit to every other switch of the first deployment unit, wherein the first tier of network switches has a greater number of network switches than the second tier of network switches;
providing a third tier of network switches; and
connecting a switch of the second tier of network switches within the first deployment unit to only one switch of the third tier of network switches.

US Pat. No. 10,116,589

FAST SWITCHING BETWEEN CO-SHARED SESSIONS

Valens Semiconductor Ltd....

1. A resource reservation network comprising:a session creation module (SCM), and first, second and third session partners configured to communicate over first, second and third network hops;
the SCM comprises a processor, a memory, and a communication interface; the SCM is either coupled to the resource reservation network or is an integral part of the resource reservation network;
the SCM is configured to create a bi-directional parent session (Sp), between the first and the second session partners, by: allocating co-shared network resources over the first network hop directly connected to the first session partner, and allocating network resources over the second network hop directly connected to the second session partner;
the SCM is further configured to create a bi-directional derivative session (Sd) between the first session partner and the third session partner, by: allocating network resources to the Sd over a third network hop that is directly connected to the third session partner, and not allocating specifically for the Sd all the network resources required for the Sd over the first network hop; and
the SCM is configured to command the resource reservation network to switch between a first state where the Sp utilizes more than 50% of the co-shared network resources, to a second state where the Sd utilizes more than 50% of the co-shared network resources, without terminating the Sp; wherein the switching is performed within a duration that is less than half the duration required to create the Sd.

US Pat. No. 10,116,588

LARGE RECEIVE OFFLOAD ALLOCATION METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An allocation method, utilized in a network device comprising a large receive offload (LRO) engine, the LRO engine comprising a plurality of LRO rings, the allocation method comprising: receiving a plurality of packets which belong to a plurality of data streams; calculating a plurality of throughput values corresponding to the plurality of data streams: determining whether a first throughput value corresponding to a first data stream is greater than a predefined value; andallocating the available LRO ring to the first data stream when there is an available LRO ring within the plurality of LRO rings and the first throughput value corresponding to the first data stream is greater than the predefined value;
wherein when an LRO ring is allocated to a data stream, a plurality of incoming packets of the data stream are stored in the LRO ring, and the plurality of incoming packets stored in the LRO ring are aggregated into large packets by the LRO engine;
recording information of the plurality of data streams according to the plurality of packets; determining a plurality of priority values corresponding to the plurality of data streams according to the information of the plurality of data streams; and
determining whether to allocate the available LRO ring to the first data stream according to the first priority value corresponding to the first data stream; wherein the information of the plurality of data streams comprises internet protocol (IP) addresses, transmission control protocol (TCP) ports, virtual local area network (VLAN) tags of the plurality of data streams.

US Pat. No. 10,116,543

DYNAMIC ASYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

RED HAT, INC., Raleigh, ...

1. A method performed by a computing system, the method comprising:executing a thread, the thread comprising an instruction to send a message to a remote system under a current set of conditions;
after sending the message, allowing continued execution of the thread;
after a first period of time, checking for a response to the message;
in response to determining that the response has not been received and that the first period of time is less than a predetermined amount of time, waiting for an additional period of time for the response;for each of a plurality of messages sent to the remote system, measuring a response time corresponding to an amount of time between sending that message and receiving a response to that message; andassociating with each message, a set of conditions under which that message was sent;wherein the predetermined amount of time is based on collected data associated with a set of conditions that correspond to the current set of conditions.