US Pat. No. 10,336,845

LOW ETHYLENE AMORPHOUS PROPYLENE-ETHYLENE-DIENE TERPOLYMER COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A propylene-ethylene-diene terpolymer comprising from 2% to 25% by weight of ethylene, from 98% to 75% by weight propylene and from 1% to 21% by weight of a diene, wherein the terpolymer has a crystallinity of less than 3%, a melt flow rate (MFR) of less than 10 g/10 min, and a Tg by DSC of from ?2° C. to ?25° C., and wherein the terpolymer does not comprise isotactic polypropylene sequences.
US Pat. No. 10,336,847

VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED POLYMER, METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME, AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME

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

1. A vinyl chloride-based polymer containing 0.001 parts by weight or more and less than 2 parts by weight of an unsaturated fatty acid ester on the basis of 100 parts by weight of the vinyl chloride-based polymer,wherein the vinyl chloride-based polymer comprises a vinyl chloride-based monomer and the unsaturated fatty acid ester,
wherein the vinyl chloride-based monomer is a vinyl chloride monomer alone, or a combination of a vinyl chloride monomer and a comonomer copolymerizable therewith,
wherein the comonomer is a vinyl-based monomer,
wherein the unsaturated fatty acid ester includes cis- and trans-isomers of the unsaturated fatty acid ester, and
wherein the weight ratio between the cis- and trans-isomers of the unsaturated fatty acid ester is 60:40 to 90:10.
US Pat. No. 10,334,797

MELON PLANTS WITH A DOMINANT MELON YELLOWING ASSOCIATED VIRUS (MYAV) RESISTANCE GENE

NUNHEMS B.V., Nunhem (NL...

1. A non-wild cultivated Cucumis melo plant, or part thereof, comprising resistance against Melon Yellowing associated Virus (MYaV) wherein said resistance is conferred by an introgression fragment on chromosome 6 in homozygous or heterozygous form and wherein said introgression fragment is from a wild accession of the species Cucumis melo, a representative sample of seeds of said wild accession having been deposited under accession number NCI MB 41967 or NCIMB 41968, wherein said introgression fragment comprises at least two of the following SNP markers:a) the CC or AC genotype for the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism marker mME15090 in SEQ ID NO: 1;
b) the AA or AG genotype for the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism marker mME12135 in SEQ ID NO: 3;
c) the AA or AG genotype for the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism marker mME21377 in SEQ ID NO: 8; and/or
d) the TT or CT genotype for the Single Nucleotide Polymorphism marker mME13585 in SEQ ID NO: 12.
US Pat. No. 10,334,798

MELON VARIETY NUN 16215 MEM

NUNHEMS B.V., Nunhem (NL...

1. A plant, plant part or seed of melon variety NUN 16215 MEM, wherein a representative sample of seed of said melon variety is deposited under Accession Number NCIMB 43373.
US Pat. No. 10,336,849

COPOLYMER COMPRISING OXAZOLINE MONOMERS AND USE THEREOF AS CROSSLINKER

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A copolymer A, comprising:at least one monomer (a) selected from the group consisting of a C1-20-alkyl (meth)acrylate, a C8-20-vinylaromatic, and a combination thereof;
at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer (b), which comprises at least one sulfonic acid group (—SO3M), wherein M is one or more metals;
at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer (c), which comprises at least one oxazoline group;
and optionally at least one further monomer (d) and/or additive,
wherein a fraction of the monomers (b) and (c) is in total less than 50% by weight, based on the total amount of the monomers in the copolymer A, and
wherein the copolymer A is a water-soluble polymer having a solubility in water of at least 100 g/l.
US Pat. No. 10,340,437

THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES

XILICO, LLC, Thousand Oa...

1. A method of fabricating a thermoelectric device, comprising:a. operatively connecting a first set of interconnects with respective p-type legs to form an array of p-type components, the first set of interconnects comprising a plurality of interconnects, each interconnect comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end, each p-type leg comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of each p-type leg is operatively connected to the first end of the respective interconnect of the first set of interconnects;
b. operatively connecting a second set of interconnects with respective n-type legs to form an array of n-type components, the second set of interconnects comprising a plurality of interconnects, each interconnect comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end, each n-type leg comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end of each n-type leg is operatively connected to the first end of the respective interconnect of the second set of interconnects;
c. operatively connecting the array of p-type components to a first non-conducting substrate;
d. operatively connecting the array of n-type components to a second non-conducting substrate; and
e. assembling the array of p-type components with the array of n-type components to form a thermoelectric generator wherein the distal ends of the p-type legs are directly connected to a respective second end of the second set of interconnects, and the distal ends of the n-type legs are directly connected to a respective second end of the first set of interconnects to form a thermoelectric generator.
US Pat. No. 10,334,799

HYBRID TOMATO VARIETY H1765

H.J. Heinz Company Brands...

1. Tomato seed designated as ‘H1765’, representative sample of seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124675.
US Pat. No. 10,334,801

SOYBEAN VARIETY SM14328903

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of soybean variety SM14328903, wherein a representative sample of the seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123575.
US Pat. No. 10,334,802

MAIZE HYBRID X00M487

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed of hybrid maize variety X00M487, representative seed produced by crossing a first plant of variety PH42WT with a second plant of variety PH1W4R, wherein representative seed of the varieties PH42WT and PH1W4R have been deposited under ATCC Accession Numbers PTA-124778 and PTA-121351, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,336,853

POLYMER, PROCESS AND COMPOSITION

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

1. A process for preparing a copolymer having a low molecular weight and high glass transition temperature, wherein the process comprises conducting a solution polymerisation process of a monomer composition comprising:(a) from 20 to 80 wt-% of at least one itaconate functional monomer not containing acidic groups or precursor acid groups,
(b) not more than 40 wt-% of an acid functional monomer in an amount sufficient to achieve an acid value from 160 to 325 mg KOH per g of solid copolymer, and
(c) optionally not more than 72 wt. % of monomers other than monomers (a) or (b); wherein
the weight percentages of monomers (a), (b) and (c) total 100% and are calculated as a proportion of the total amount of monomers in the copolymer being 100%; and with the provisos:
(I) the copolymer has a number average molecular weight (Mn) of no more than 15 kilograms per mole; and
(II) the copolymer has a glass transition temperature of at least 75° C., and
(III) the copolymer contains less than 40 wt-% vinyl aromatic monomer; and optionally
(IV) the copolymer contains less than 40 wt-% methacrylate monomer.
US Pat. No. 10,334,803

MAIZE HYBRID X95M224

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed of hybrid maize variety X95M224, representative seed produced by crossing a first plant of variety PH259Y with a second plant of variety PH2RRS, wherein representative seed of the varieties PH259Y and PH2RRS have been deposited under ATCC Accession Numbers PTA-122443 and PTA-124303, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,336,854

ALKOXYSILANE-FUNCTIONALIZED AND ALLOPHANATE-FUNCTIONALIZED URETHANES

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. An alkoxysilane-functionalized and allophanate-functionalized urethane comprising the reaction product ofat least one alkoxysilane group-containing monourethane A) of formula 1
Rn(OR1)3-nSi—R2—NH—(C?O)—OR3  formula 1
where Rn, R1, and R3 are each independently hydrocarbyl radicals having 1-8 carbon atoms, which may be linear, branched or cyclic, or else may be integrated together to form a cyclic system, and n is 0-2,
R2 is a diradical having 1-8 carbon atoms, which may be linear, branched or cyclic, or else may be integrated together to form a cyclic system,
and
at least one diisocyanate B),
in a molar ratio of A) to B) of from 1.0:1.5 to 1.0:0.6,
optionally in the presence of at least one catalyst K),
and the subsequent the at least one reaction product
with at least one diol and/or polyol C),
optionally in the presence of at least one catalyst K),
in the ratio of the NCO groups of the at least one reaction product to the OH groups of the diol and/or polyol C of from 1.0:1.5 to 1.0:0.6.
US Pat. No. 10,337,110

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE FLEXIBLE USE OF ELECTRICITY

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A method for flexible use of electrical power, wherein chlorine is produced by chlor-alkali electrolysis in a device comprising an electrolysis cell for chlor-alkali electrolysis having an anode half-cell, a cathode half-cell and a cation exchange membrane that separates the anode half-cell and the cathode half-cell from one another, an anode arranged in the anode half-cell for evolution of chlorine, an oxygen-consuming electrode arranged in the cathode half-cell as cathode, and a conduit for supply of gaseous oxygen to the cathode half-cell, wherein the device has at least one conduit for purging of the cathode half-cell with inert gas and wherein:a) when power supply is low, the oxygen-consuming electrode is supplied with gaseous oxygen, and oxygen is reduced at the oxygen-consuming electrode at a first cell voltage; and
b) when power supply is high, the oxygen-consuming electrode is not supplied with oxygen, and hydrogen is generated at the cathode at a second cell voltage which is higher than the first cell voltage.
US Pat. No. 10,334,804

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH464053

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH464053, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV691450 with a second plant of variety CV759867, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV691450 and CV759867 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-125241 and PTA-124497, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,336,855

AQUEOUS PEPTIDE-FUNCTIONALIZED POLYURETHANE DISPERSIONS

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Z...

1. A process for manufacturing a peptide-functionalized polyurethane dispersion (PUD), comprising:(1) providing an NCO-terminated polyurethane prepolymer;
(2) reacting said NCO-terminated polyurethane prepolymer with a compound comprising at least one NCO-reactive group and at least one maleimide group to obtain a maleimide-terminated polyurethane prepolymer;
(3) dispersing said maleimide-terminated polyurethane prepolymer into a continuous aqueous phase; and
(4) reacting the maleimide-terminated polyurethane prepolymer with one or more peptides, wherein said one or more peptides comprise amino acid side chains reactive with the maleimide group, thereby forming peptide-functionalized polyurethane particles.
US Pat. No. 10,334,805

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH818252

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH818252, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV730108 with a second plant of variety CV644326, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV730108 and CV644326 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124485 and PTA-125218, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,336,856

ALKOXYSILANE- AND ALLOPHANATE-FUNCTIONALIZED COATING MATERIALS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. An alkoxysilane-functionalized and allophanate-functionalized coating material comprisinga) a binder component of 10-99 wt % of at least one reaction product of
one an alkoxysilane-containing monourethane A) of formula 1
Rn(OR1)3-nSi—R2—NH—(C?O)—OR3  formula 1
wherein R, R1, and R3 independently of one another represent hydrocarbon radicals, and R2 is a diradical, having 1-8 carbon atoms, wherein these may be linear, branched or cyclic or else may be integrated together to form a cyclic system, and n represents 0-2, and
a diisocyanate B),
optionally in the presence of at least one catalyst K),
in a molar ratio of A) to B) of from 1.0:1.5 to 1.0:0.6,
II,
and subsequent reaction of the at least one reaction product
with at least one diol and/or polyol C),
in the presence of at least one catalyst K),
in a ratio of NCO groups of reaction product to OH groups of the diol and/or polyol C) of from 1.0:1.5 to 1.0:0.6;
b) from 1-90 wt % of a hydroxyl-containing or amino-containing binder component,
c) from 0-50 wt % of at least one aromatic, aliphatic or cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate having an NCO functionality of at least 2,
d) from 0-5 wt % of at least one catalyst,
wherein a)-d) add up to 100 wt %,
e) optionally auxiliaries and/or additives,
f) optionally solvents.
US Pat. No. 10,334,806

LETTUCE VARIETY NUN 06773 LTL

NUNHEMS B.V., Nunhem (NL...

1. A plant or plant part of lettuce variety NUN 06773LTL, wherein a representative sample of said seed has been deposited under Accession Number NCIMB 42769.
US Pat. No. 10,334,807

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH288822

MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH288822, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV181138 with a second plant of variety CV844429, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV181138 and CV844429 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-123825 and PTA-121106, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,334,808

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH181639

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH181639, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV595836 with a second plant of variety CV093813, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV595836 and CV093813 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-PTA-125248 and PTA-123818, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,336,859

METHOD FOR PREPARING AN ELECTROLYTE CAPACITOR

TAYCA CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A method for preparing an electrolyte capacitor, comprising:providing an oxidant dopant agent for preparing a conductive polymer comprising:
ferric naphthalenesulfonate; and
at least one compound selected from the group consisting of phosphate, phosphite, borate, thiophosphate, and dithiophosphate:
providing a capacitor element;
providing a monomer;
applying the monomer and the oxidant dopant agent on the capacitor element and polymerizing to obtain a conductive polymer on the capacitor element;
providing an exterior material outside the conductive polymer, wherein the conductive polymer serves as an electrolyte of the electrolyte capacitor.
US Pat. No. 10,334,809

SOYBEAN VARIETY AM10995412

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of soybean variety AM10995412, wherein a representative sample of the seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125666.
US Pat. No. 10,334,810

SOYBEAN VARIETY MN11277371

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of soybean variety MN11277371, wherein a representative sample of the seed having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123684.
US Pat. No. 10,336,861

PHOSPHORUS-CONTAINING CAPROLACTONE MONOMERS FOR SYNTHESIS OF FLAME RETARDANT POLYCAPROLACTONES

International Business Ma...

1. A flame retardant polycaprolactone formed according to a process comprising:utilizing a caprolactone molecule to form a hydroxyl-functionalized caprolactone molecule;
chemically reacting the hydroxyl-functionalized caprolactone molecule with a phosphorus-containing flame retardant molecule to form a flame retardant-functionalized caprolactone monomer, wherein the phosphorus-containing flame retardant molecule includes an allyl group, an epoxide group, or a furan group; and
polymerizing a mixture that includes at least the flame retardant-functionalized caprolactone monomer to form a flame retardant polycaprolactone.
US Pat. No. 10,334,811

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PQBB44

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PQBB44, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125282.
US Pat. No. 10,334,812

ALFALFA VARIETY RRL913T404

Forage Genetics Internati...

1. A seed of alfalfa variety RRL913T404, wherein representative seed of said alfalfa variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125618.
US Pat. No. 10,334,813

BEAN VARIETY SVGA4608

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A bean plant of bean line SVGA4608, a sample of seed of the line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124713.
US Pat. No. 10,337,376

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An exhaust gas purification system for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a first fuel supply unit configured to supply fuel to exhaust gas flowing through an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine with a supply valve arranged in the exhaust passage;
a second fuel supply unit configured to supply fuel to exhaust gas to be discharged to the exhaust passage by adjusting a fuel injection condition for the internal combustion engine;
an oxidation catalyst arranged in the exhaust passage on a downstream side of the supply valve;
a calculation unit configured to calculate a concentration of fuel in the exhaust gas flowing into an NOx selective catalytic reduction catalyst;
a threshold obtaining unit configured to obtain, based on the temperature of the NOx selective catalytic reduction catalyst, a predetermined fuel concentration threshold;
an exhaust gas purification device arranged in the exhaust passage on a downstream side of the oxidation catalyst, the exhaust gas purification device comprising an exhaust gas purification element and the NOx selective catalytic reduction catalyst; and
a temperature rise control unit configured to carry out temperature raising processing which raises a temperature of exhaust gas flowing into the exhaust gas purification device by supplying fuel to the exhaust gas and oxidizing the supplied fuel in the oxidation catalyst, in order to raise a temperature of the exhaust gas purification element to a predetermined target temperature,
wherein, in the temperature raising processing, the temperature rise control unit is configured to:
raise the temperature of the exhaust gas purification element to the predetermined target temperature by performing first control in which fuel supply by the first fuel supply unit is carried out;
maintain the exhaust gas purification element at the predetermined target temperature by performing at least second control in which a ratio of an amount of fuel supply by the second fuel supply unit with respect to an amount of fuel supply by the first fuel supply unit becomes higher in comparison with that when performing the first control;
when the temperature of the NOx selective catalytic reduction catalyst exceeds a predetermined temperature threshold and the fuel concentration calculated by the calculation unit does not exceed the predetermined fuel concentration threshold, maintain the exhaust gas purification element at the predetermined target temperature by performing the first control, without performing the second control; and
when the temperature of the NOx selective catalytic reduction catalyst exceeds the predetermined temperature threshold and the fuel concentration calculated by the calculation unit exceeds the predetermined fuel concentration threshold, maintain the exhaust gas purification element at the predetermined target temperature by performing the second control.
US Pat. No. 10,334,814

PEA VARIETY SV5685QG

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A pea plant of pea line SV5685QG, a sample of seed of the line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-124985.
US Pat. No. 10,335,841

METHOD OF FORMING AN AL—MG ALLOY PLATE PRODUCT

ALERIS ROLLED PRODUCTS GE...

1. A method of obtaining a predetermined two- or three-dimensional formed structure of an AlMg alloy plate product, comprising the steps of:providing an alloy plate having a gauge of at least 10 mm and a chemical composition, in wt. %:
Mg 2.5% to 6%,
Mn 0 to 1.2%,
Sc 0 to 1%,
Ag 0 to 0.5%,
Zn 0 to 2%,
Cu 0 to 2%,
Li 0 to 3%,
optionally at least one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Zr 0.03% to 0.4%, Cr 0.03% to 0.4%, and Ti 0.005% to 0.3%,
optionally one or more elements selected from the group of Er, Dy, Gd, and Hf in a total amount of 0.03% to 0.3%,
Fe 0 to 0.4%,
Si 0 to 0.25%,
inevitable impurities and balance aluminium;
shaping or forming the alloy plate at a temperature in a range of 200° C. to 400° C. to obtain the predetermined two- or three-dimensional formed structure; and
heat treating the predetermined two- or three-dimensional formed structure.
US Pat. No. 10,336,866

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANOSILICON COMPOUNDS HAVING AMINO GROUPS

Wacker Chemie AG, Munich...

1. A method for producing aminofunctional polyorganosiloxanes of general formula I(SiO4/2)k(R1SiO3/2)m(R12SiO2/2)p(R13SiO1/2)q[O1/2SiR12—R—NR2R3]s[O1/2H]t  (I),
which comprises reacting
(A) organosiloxanes which contain Si—OH groups, of general formula (II)
(SiO4/2)k(R1SiO3/2)m(R12SiO2/2)p(R13SiO1/2)q[O1/2H]r  (II),with(B) at least a stoichiometric amount of a monoalkoxy(aminoalkyl)silane, based on the Si—OH groups, of general formula (III)
R2R3N—R—SiR12(OR4)  (III),
while utilizing less than 0.01 ppm of acid, less than 30 ppm of base and less than 0.4% of organometallic compound, wherein
R is an unsubstituted or halogen-substituted alkylene radical of 2 to 12 carbon atoms,
Rx is hydrogen, an unsubstituted C1-C10 hydrocarbyl radical or a C1-C10 hydrocarbyl radical substituted with substituents selected from —CN and halogen,
R1 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl or C1-C15 hydrocarbyloxy radical which is bonded Si—C and is unsubstituted or substituted with substituents selected from —CN, NRx2, COOH, COORx, -halogen, -acryloyl, -epoxy, —SH, —OH and —CONRx2 and in each of which one or more mutually nonadjacent methylene units at a time may be replaced by groups —O—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO— or —OCOO—, —S—, or NRx and in each of which one or more mutually nonadjacent methine units may be replaced by groups —N?, —N?N—, or —P?,
R2 and R3 are each hydrogen or unbranched, branched or cyclic saturated or unsaturated alkyl of 1 to 12 carbon atoms or aryl or aralkyl where individual nonadjacent methylene units may be replaced by nitrogen atoms or oxygen atoms,
R4 is linear or branched alkyl of 1 to 8 carbon atoms where nonadjacent methylene units may be replaced by oxygens,
s is not less than 1,
r is not less than 1,
s+t is equal to the value of r, and
k+m+p+q is not less than 2,
and s:t is not less than 10.
US Pat. No. 10,336,869

CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED RESIN COMPOSITION AND SHAPED PRODUCT OBTAINED THEREFROM

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. A carbon fiber-reinforced resin composition, comprising:100 parts by mass of a polymer alloy (A) which comprises:
25 to 95% by mass of one or more propylene-based polymers (p) selected from a propylene-ethylene block copolymer, a propylene homopolymer and a propylene-ethylene random copolymer having an ethylene content of 5% by mass or less,
1 to 60% by mass of an acid-modified polyolefin resin (m),
0 to 40% by mass of an ethylene-based polymer (e) and
0 to 50% by mass of a polyamide (n)
wherein the total of the component (p), the component (m), the component (e) and the component (n) is 100% by mass, and
1 to 200 parts by mass of a carbon fiber (B);
the acid-modified polyolefin resin (m) comprises a maleic acid-modified propylene-based polymer (m1);
the total of Wp and Wm1 is 50 to 98% by mass, in which the content of the component (p) is expressed by Wp % by mass, the content of the component (m1) is expressed by Wm1% by mass (the content of the whole component (m) is expressed by Wm % by mass), the content of the component (e) is expressed by We % by mass, and the content of the component (n) is expressed by Wn % by mass in the polymer alloy (A), and the total of Wp, Wm, We and Wn is 100% by mass; and additionally; and,
the following formula (1):
QP×log(MFRP)+Qml×log(MFRml)>log 120  (1)
wherein, QP=WP/(WP+Wml), Qml=Wml/(WP+Wml)is satisfied in which the melt flow rate (MFR) of the component (p) measured at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg according to ASTM D1238 is expressed by MFRp (g/10 min) and the melt flow rate (MFR) of the component (m1) measured at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg according to ASTM D1238 is expressed by MFRm1 (g/10 min); and,wherein the melt flow rate MFR of the polymer alloy (A), measured at 230° C. under a load of 2.16 kg according to ASTM D1238, is 30 to 500 g/10 min.
US Pat. No. 10,336,870

GLASS FIBER SIZING COMPOSITIONS, SIZED GLASS FIBERS, AND POLYOLEFIN COMPOSITES

Telene SAS, Bondues (FR)...

1. A polyolefin composite, comprising:a plurality of glass fibers at least partially coated with a sizing composition comprising a silane and a film-former comprising a polymer, wherein the repeating unit of the polymer comprises at least four carbon atoms and at least one carbon-carbon double bond; and
a polyolefin prepared by combining (a) a cyclic olefin; (b) a metathesis catalyst for polymerizing the cyclic olefin; (c) 0.1-30 wt. % of a compound comprising at least one vinyl group; and (d) 0.1-10 wt. % of a curing agent for compound (c) to form a curable composition, and subjecting the curable composition to conditions effective to promote an olefin metathesis reaction of the cyclic olefin and a radical polymerization of compound (c).
US Pat. No. 10,340,461

COMPOSITION FOR FORMING HOLE COLLECTING LAYER OF PHOTOSENSOR ELEMENT, AND PHOTOSENSOR ELEMENT

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A photosensor element comprising an anode layer, a hole-collecting layer provided so as to be in contact with the anode layer, and a photoelectric conversion layer provided so as to be in contact with the hole-collecting layer,wherein the hole-collecting layer made from the photosensor element hole-collecting layer-forming composition comprises a charge-transporting substance having a molecular weight of from 200 to 2,000 and an organic solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,335,081

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERFACING TIME-VARIANT SIGNALS

United States GTM Medical...

1. A method of determining a status of an electrical connection between a monitoring device and a sensing device utilizing an interface circuit, said interface circuit configured for signal communication with each of said monitoring device and said sensing device, said method comprising:detecting, via said interface circuit, an excitation signal, said excitation signal provided by said monitoring device to said sensing device during operation of said sensing device and said monitoring device;
buffering, via said interface circuit, said excitation signal to produce a buffered excitation signal;
analyzing, via said interface circuit, said buffered excitation signal to identify variations therein indicative of said status of said electrical connection;
generating, via said sensing device, a binary digital signal representative of a time variant waveform; and
based at least in part on said status of said electrical connection indicating an established electrical connection between said monitoring device and said sensing device, generating an output signal derived at least in part from said binary digital signal, said output signal being compatible with and configured for delivery to said monitoring device;
wherein said derivation of said output signal is independent of said excitation signal.
US Pat. No. 10,336,876

ELONGATED GAS BARRIER LAMINATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

LINTEC CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A long gas barrier laminate including a functional layer, a base, a smoothing layer, and a gas barrier layer sequentially stacked,the functional layer being a hard coat layer or an anti-glare hard coat layer that is formed of cured product of an activated energy ray-curable resin composition including fine particles having an average size of 2 to 3 ?m,
the content of the fine particles in the activated energy ray-curable resin composition being 0.1 to 4.8 mass %,
the functional layer being stacked on one side of the base,
the smoothing layer and the gas barrier layer being sequentially stacked on the other side of the base,
a coefficient of static friction between a surface of the functional layer that is situated opposite to the base and a surface of the gas barrier layer that is situated opposite to the base being 0.35 to 0.80, and
a surface of the functional layer that is situated opposite to the base having a total height (Rt) of a roughness of 100 nm or more.
US Pat. No. 10,336,878

MICROCELLULAR FOAM EXTENSION DASH PANEL

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dear...

1. A method of molding a temperature resistant and sound attenuating part comprising:blending a foaming agent with a thermoplastic, basalt fibers and mica to form a resin mixture;
injecting the resin mixture into an injection mold at a pressure between 10,000 and 125 MPa;
holding the pressure in the mold until the mold is fully filled; and
reducing the pressure in the mold to a pressure of 7 MPa or less.
US Pat. No. 10,336,879

RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAM

ACHILLES CORPORATION, To...

1. A rigid polyurethane foam, which is obtained by mixing and reacting raw materials comprising a polyol, a polyisocyanate, a blowing agent, and a catalyst, whereinthe polyol comprises a polyester polyol having an aromatic concentration of 17 to 35% by weight, and a non-amine-based polyether polyol and/or aromatic amine-based polyether polyol,
the polyisocyanate is a mixture of MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate)/TDI (tolylene diisocyanate) in a weight ratio of 4/6 to 9/1,
the blowing agent comprises a halogenated olefin, and
the rigid polyurethane foam has a density of 33 to 60 kg/m3, a cell size of 230 ?m or less, and a thermal conductivity of 0.0190 W/(m·K) or less.
US Pat. No. 10,334,829

IMID SCREENING METHODS IMID-SENSITIVE CELLS WITH MUTANT CRBN

The Broad Institute, Inc....

5. A method of screening for an immunomodulatory imide drug (IMiD) that activates ubiquitin ligase, the method comprising:a) contacting an isolated mouse cell with an IMiD, wherein the genome of the cell comprises an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a mutant cereblon (CRBN) polypeptide at the endogenous CRBN locus, wherein said mutant CRBN comprises a point mutation selected from the group consisting of S369C, V380E, and I391V, and wherein the cell has IMiD sensitivity; and
b) detecting the amount of:
i) ubiquitination of IKAROS family zinc finger protein 1 (IKZF1) or IKAROS family zinc finger protein 3 (IKZF3);
ii) degradation of IKZF1 or IKZF3; or
iii) binding of CRBN to IKZF1 or IKZF3,
in the isolated cell obtained in step a);
wherein increased ubiquitination or degradation of IKZF1 or IKZF3 or increased binding of CRBN to IKZF1 or IKZF3 as compared to a wild-type isolated mouse cell indicates the IMiD activates ubiquitin ligase.
US Pat. No. 10,335,856

SYSTEM FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An additive manufacturing system, comprising:a platen having a top surface to support an object being manufactured;
a dispenser to deliver a plurality of successive layers of precursor material over the platen;
a plurality of lamps disposed below the top surface of the platen to heat the platen; and
an energy source to fuse at least some of the outermost layer of precursor material.
US Pat. No. 10,336,880

PROPYLENE RESIN FOAM PARTICLES AND FOAM PARTICLE MOLDED ARTICLE

JSP Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An expanded propylene resin bead comprising a core layer being in a foamed state and constituted of a propylene-based resin composition (a) and a cover layer covering the core layer and constituted of an olefin-based resin (b),the propylene-based resin composition (a) satisfying the following (i) and (ii), and the olefin-based resin (b) satisfying the following (iii) or (iv):
(i) the propylene-based resin composition (a) is a mixture of 65% by weight to 98% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a1) having a melting point of 145° C. or more and less than 165° C. and a flexural modulus of 1,200 MPa or more and 35% by weight to 2% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a2) having a melting point of 135° C. to 145° C. and a flexural modulus of 1,000 MPa to 1,200 MPa, provided that a sum total weight of the propylene-based resin (a1) and the propylene-based resin (a2) is 100% by weight, wherein the propylene-based resin (a2) is obtained through polymerization in the presence of a metallocene-based polymerization catalyst;
(ii) a difference between the melting point of the propylene-based resin (a1) and the melting point of the propylene-based resin (a2) [(melting point of a1)?(melting point of a2)] is 5° C. to 25° C.;
(iii) the olefin-based resin (b) is a crystalline olefin-based resin having a melting point (TmB) that is lower than a melting point (TmA) of the propylene-based resin composition (a), with a difference between the melting point (TmA) and the melting point (TmB) [TmA?TmB] being more than 0° C. and 80° C. or less; and
(iv) the olefin-based resin (b) is a non-crystalline olefin-based resin having a softening point (TsB) that is lower than the melting point (TmA) of the propylene-based resin composition (a), with a difference between the melting point (TmA) and the softening point (TsB) [TmA?TsB] being more than 0° C. and 100° C. or less.
US Pat. No. 10,336,881

MONOLITHS

Alfred E. Mann Foundation...

1. A method of fabricating a self-wicking monolith for processing a fluid sample, the method comprising:providing at least one hydrophilic monomer and at least one linker monomer, the at least one linker monomer having two polymerizable groups spaced apart by a linker comprising at least one —C(R)2O— group; wherein each R is individually a hydrogen or an organic group;
optionally wherein at least one further monomer is provided;
obtaining a polymerizable composition by combining the at least one hydrophilic monomer and the at least one linker monomer in a porogenic solvent;
polymerising the polymerizable composition to form the self-wicking monolith;
obtaining the self-wicking monolith as a polymeric matrix free of the porogenic solvent and free of any unpolymerized monomers:
forming an amplification zone configured to facilitate amplification of a target nucleic acid sequences in the fluid sample;
forming a plurality of zones, wherein the zones have different wicking properties and/or chemical properties, and wherein the forming a plurality of zones comprises at least one of the following:
forming a clean-up zone configured to perform at least one of the following:
mechanical entrapment of a component in the fluid sample to retard or prevent movement of the component through a monolith during wicking;
affinity entrapment of a component in the fluid sample to retard or prevent movement of the component through a monolith during wicking;
facilitate one or more of polynucleotide release via disruption of somatic cells, viruses, bacteria, or fungi;
cytosol release through cell lysis; or
facilitate release of an analyte through disruption of masking effects in a sample matrix of the fluid sample;
forming a reverse transcription zone configured to facilitate reverse transcription of RNA to cDNA; or
forming an indication zone configured to facilitate detection of an analyte molecule, wherein the indication zone includes a dye fluorophore or a chromophore and optionally a quencher.
US Pat. No. 10,340,470

LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING APPARATUS

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting element comprising:a cathode;
an anode;
a light-emitting layer;
a first layer;
a second layer; and
a third layer,
wherein the first layer is provided between the cathode and the light-emitting layer,
wherein the second layer is provided between the light-emitting layer and the third layer and comprises a region in contact with the third layer,
wherein the third layer is provided between the second layer and the anode and comprises a region in contact with the anode,
wherein the first layer comprises an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal,
wherein the third layer comprises an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal, and
wherein the second layer comprises a material having a function of transporting an electron.
US Pat. No. 10,336,883

COMPOSITIONS PREPARED USING AN IONIC CROSSLINKING AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. An asphalt composition comprising:asphalt; aggregate; and
a crosslinked product prepared by ionically crosslinking a random copolymer derived from styrene and butadiene using an ionic crosslinking agent.
US Pat. No. 10,336,884

BLOCK COPOLYMERS FOR GEL COMPOSITIONS

Kraton Corporation, Hous...

1. A composition comprisingi) a hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer having a peak molecular weight of from 125 to 300 kg/mol, wherein said hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer is a diblock copolymer of formula S-EB;
wherein S is a polymer block of a monoalkenyl arene, and EB is a hydrogenated polymer block of 1,3-butadiene;
ii) an oil; and
iii) optionally one or more additives;
wherein the composition forms a gel having a thixotropic ratio at 25° C. of from 5 to 10.
US Pat. No. 10,337,140

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PENETRATION-RESISTANT ARTICLE THAT INCLUDES A TEXTILE FABRIC MADE FROM ARAMID FIBERS

TEIJIN ARAMID GMBH, Wupp...

1. A method of manufacturing a penetration-resistant article that comprises a textile fabric made from at least 80 wt. % of aramid fibers, the method comprising:a) finishing aramid fibers with finish solids comprising a carbonic acid polyester, wherein the carbonic acid polyester is produced by polycondensation of a carbonic acid ester or carbonic acid dichloride with one or more diols, and one chain end or both chain ends of the carbonic acid polyester comprises a hydroxyl group or an alkyl radical of a monovalent alcohol;
b) processing the finished aramid fibers into a textile fabric comprising the finished aramid fibers; and
c) processing the textile fabric into a penetration-resistant article, wherein the finish solids substantially remain on the finished aramid fibers throughout steps b) and c).
US Pat. No. 10,336,885

SAPONIFIED ETHYLENE-VINYL ESTER COPOLYMER COMPOSITION AND MULTILAYERED STRUCTURE USING SAID COMPOSITION

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A resin composition comprising (A) a saponified ethylene-vinyl ester copolymer and (B) a hydrate-formable alkaline earth metal salt,wherein the (B) hydrate-formable alkaline earth metal salt satisfies water absorption properties (I), (II), and (III):
(I) a ratio of X5/Y being in the range of 0.2 to 2.0 wherein the X5 is an amount of water absorption when (B) hydrate-formable alkaline earth metal salt is placed under a condition of 40 ° C. and 90% relative humidity for 5 days, and (Y) is a content of crystallization water in maximum hydrate of the (B) hydrate-formable alkaline earth metal salt;
(II) an amount of water absorption (Z) based on 100 g of (B) hydrate-formable alkaline earth metal salt being 10 g or more when the (B) hydrate-formable alkaline earth metal salt is placed under a condition of 40 ° C. and 90% relative humidity for 24 hours; and
(III) a local maximum point existing in change of amount of water absorption of the (B) hydrate-formable alkaline earth metal salt while placed under a high-temperature and high-humidity condition.
US Pat. No. 10,337,143

AUTOMATICALLY COLOR MIX DYEING PROCESS

Grand Textile Co., Ltd., ...

1. An automatic color mix dyeing process comprising the steps of:activating an automatic shaping device to shape an undyed object as a cylinder and tightening same wherein the automatic shaping device has a spooling device configured to open or close and an automatic tying device;
opening the spooling device to place the undyed object therein;
passing the undyed object through the spooling device to shape as a cylinder;
conveying the undyed object to the automatic tying device by a conveyor wherein the automatic tying device has a plurality of tie ropes controlled by a control device to tie the cylindrical undyed object in different intervals;
conveying the shaped undyed object to a dyeing apparatus for dyeing by means of spraying wherein the dyeing apparatus includes a plurality of rows of spray devices, a plurality of dye containers for containing dyes of different colors, each dye container being in fluid communication with the row of spray devices, a pump for moving the dyes in the dye containers to the rows of spray devices, and the control device for controlling the rows of spray devices to control a spray sequence, a spray time, and a spray quantity of dye;
conveying the dyed object from the dyeing apparatus to a vapor device for color fixing wherein the dyed object is impregnated with vapor of 110-160° C. in the vapor device for 5-10 minutes to obtain a finished object;
conveying the finished object to a tie ropes removing device to cut the tie ropes; and
conveying the finished object to a temporary storage device;
wherein the plurality of rows of spray devices of the dyeing apparatus are able to simultaneously spray and dye on the undyed object to form multiple color mix patterns thereon in one dyeing process.
US Pat. No. 10,336,888

SURFACE-TREATED CALCIUM CARBONATE FILLER FOR CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING FILLER

MARUO CALCIUM CO., LTD., ...

1. A surface-treated calcium carbonate filler for a curable resin composition, in which calcium carbonate synthesized using compact limestone is treated by a surface treatment agent, the surface-treated calcium carbonate filler satisfying the following formulae (1) to (4):0?Mg?2000 ppm,  (1)
0?Fe?200 ppm,  (2)
70?SFa?100 wt %, and  (3)
0?Ufa?30 wt %,  (4)wherein:Mg: a proportion ppm of magnesium contained in surface-treated calcium carbonate,Fe: a proportion ppm of iron contained in surface-treated calcium carbonate,SFa: a proportion wt % of saturated fatty acid in the surface treatment agent comprising a water-soluble monovalent salt of a fatty acid, andUFa: a proportion wt % of unsaturated fatty acid in the surface treatment agent comprising a water-soluble monovalent salt of a fatty acid.
US Pat. No. 10,336,633

MICROORGANISM SUSTENANCE IN AN ACTIVATED SLUDGE UNIT

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A process for maintaining a living culture of activated sludge in a refinery activated sludge unit during an extended refinery maintenance shut down, comprising:(a) providing a refinery activated sludge unit containing a living culture of activated sludge,
wherein the activated sludge comprises aerobic prokaryotes, aerobic eukaryotes, or mixtures thereof that nitrify ammonia to form nitrites and nitrates,
wherein the activated sludge unit comprises an aeration chamber comprising at least one inlet that receives an input of refinery wastewater comprising ammonia and residual organic carbon and mixes the refinery wastewater with the activated sludge to produce a treated wastewater characterized by lower levels of at least one of ammonia, amines, and organic carbon,
wherein the activated sludge unit further comprises a clarifier that receives the treated wastewater from the aeration chamber and separates out agglomerations comprising activated sludge by sedimentation, thereby and producing an effluent comprising clarified wastewater that leaves the clarifier through at least one outlet;
(b) discontinuing the input of refinery wastewater to the aeration chamber, and redirecting the clarified wastewater leaving the clarifier into a conduit comprising at least one valve, thereby producing a redirected clarified wastewater;
(c) measuring the levels of total organic carbon and ammonia in the redirected clarified wastewater on an intermittent basis, and adding a source of phosphate ion, a source of ammonia, sodium hydroxide and an organic food source comprising at least one of acetic acid, ethyl acetate, molasses and mixtures thereof, to the redirected clarified wastewater to produce a minimal medium that is conveyed to the aeration chamber, wherein the minimal medium comprises an organic food source concentration that is between about 5 mM and about 20 mM, a phosphate ion concentration that is between about 500 uM and about 1 mM, an ammonia concentration that is between about 1 mM and about 2 mM and a pH that is between about pH 7.5 and about pH 9, and;
(d) resuming the input of refinery wastewater to the aeration chamber after a period of time exceeding 1 week and discontinuing the redirecting of the clarified wastewater.
US Pat. No. 10,335,352

CREAM-TYPE HAIR COLORING AGENT

1. Agent for oxidative hair coloring, comprising, relative to the weight of the agent,from about 70-about 95 wt. % water,
at least one oxidation dye precursor,
at least one alkalizing agent,
at least one surfactant selected from anionic, zwitterionic and amphoteric surfactants and mixtures thereof, in a total amount of from about 0.1-about 2 wt. %,
at least one crosslinked copolymer, composed of acrylic acid and non-ethoxylated esters of acrylic acid with linear C10-C30-monoalcohols as monomers in a total amount of from about 0.05-about 2 wt. %,
at least one branched alkanol having a hydroxyl group and from about 10 to about 50 carbon atoms,
at least one linear, saturated 1-alkanol with a hydroxy group and from about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms in a total amount of from about 0.1-about 1.5 wt. %,
wherein
no additional fat components with a melting point of 35° C. or higher in addition to the obligatory ingredients mentioned above,
no saturated and unsaturated alkane carboxylic acids with from about 1 to about 50 carbon atoms and
no oxidants
are included in the agent, wherein
sodium polyacrylate is present in the agent.
US Pat. No. 10,336,890

RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR STUDLESS WINTER TIRES, AND STUDLESS WINTER TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A studless winter tire, comprising:a cap tread formed from a rubber composition comprising
a rubber component,
bionanofibers,
carbon black and
silica,
the bionanofibers having an average fiber diameter of 4 nm to 20 nm,
the bionanofibers being cellulose microfibrils,
the rubber component having a combined amount of natural rubber and polybutadiene rubber of 60% to 100% by mass based on 100% by mass of the rubber component, an amount of the natural rubber of 30 to 70% by mass based on 100% by mass of the rubber component and an amount of the polybutadiene rubber of 30 to 70% by mass based on 100% by mass of the rubber component,
the rubber composition comprising the bionanofibers in an amount of 1 to 10 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, the carbon black in an amount of 10 to 60 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component and the silica in an amount of 10 to 60 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
US Pat. No. 10,335,353

CREAM-TYPE HAIR COLORING AGENT III

1. Agent for oxidative hair dyeing comprising, relative to the weight of the agent:from about 70-about 86 wt. % water,
at least one oxidation dye precursor,
at least one alkalizing agent,
at least one crosslinked copolymer comprising acrylic acid and non-ethoxylated esters of acrylic acid with linear C10-C30 monoalcohols as monomers, wherein the crosslinked copolymer is included in a total amount of from about 0.01 about 0.3 wt. %,
at least one linear, saturated 1-alkanol with a hydroxy group and from about 8 to about 22 carbon atoms in a total amount from about 6-about 15 wt. %,
at least one anionic surfactant in a total amount of from about 1-about 6 wt. %,
at least one nonionic surfactant in a total amount of from about 0.5-about 3 wt. %, and
at least one polymer selected from cationic and zwitterionic polymers in a total amount of from about 0.1-about 2 wt. %,
wherein no oxidants are included wherein the agent for oxidative hair dyeing has a viscosity in the range of from about 104,000 to about 140,000 mPs, measured at 22° C. by employing a Brookfield rotational viscometer at a rotational frequency of 4 rpm with Spindle TC.
US Pat. No. 10,337,147

HIGHLY DISPERSIBLE HESPERALOE TISSUE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A tissue product comprising from about 5 to about 50 percent, by weight of the product, high yield hesperaloe fibers, the tissue product having a geometric mean tensile (GMT) less than about 1,000 g/3?, a wet CD tensile greater than about 70 g/3? and a slosh box break up time less than about 100 seconds.
US Pat. No. 10,334,842

AGRICULTURAL ADJUVANT COMPOSITIONS, PESTICIDE COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR USING SUCH COMPOSITIONS

SOLVAY USA, INC., Cranbu...

1. A method for treating a target plant with a pesticide, the method comprising:obtaining an adjuvant composition, the adjuvant composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight:
about 95 parts by weight of an alkyl fatty acid ester; and
about 3 parts by weight of a surfactant comprising:
about 1 part by weight of a 60% solution of at least one anionic surfactant in 2-ethylhexanol; and
about 2 parts by weight of at least one nonionic surfactant;
combining the adjuvant composition with an effective amount of a pesticide; and
spraying the combined adjuvant composition and pesticide onto the foliage of the target plant.
US Pat. No. 10,335,354

TOPICAL COSMETIC TREATMENT OF SKIN AND SCALP AND CORRESPONDING ACTIVE INGREDIENT BASED ON AN EXTRACT OF APIUM GRAVEOLENS

SEDERMA, Le-Perray-en-Yv...

1. A cosmetic active ingredient comprising in a physiologically acceptable matrix an oily extract comprising a mixture of alkyl-phthalides, as major compounds, prepared by CO2 supercritical extraction of Apium graveolens seeds, wherein the mixture of alkyl-phthalides comprises:(i) 0-45% by weight of Sedanolide,
(ii) 45-90% by weight of Sedanenolide, and
(iii) 0-30% by weight of 3-n-butylphthalide, based on the total weight of the alkyl-phthalides.
US Pat. No. 10,336,892

METALLOCENE CATALYZED POLYETHYLENE RESIN

1. A metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene resin comprising at least two metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene fractions A and B, wherein the polyethylene resin comprises:at least 25% to at most 42% by weight of polyethylene fraction A based on the total weight of the polyethylene resin, wherein fraction A has a melt index MI2 of at least 25.0 g/10 min as determined according to ISO 1133, condition D, at 190° C. and under a load of 2.16 kg, and a density at least 0.005 g/cm3 higher than the density of the polyethylene resin; and
wherein the polyethylene resin has a density of at least 0.938 g/cm3 to at most 0.949 g/cm3 as measured according to ASTM D-1505 at 23° C.; a melt index MI2 of at least 2.5 g/10 min to at most 25.0 g/10 min as determined according to ISO 1133, condition D, at 190° C. and under a load of 2.16 kg, and a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn of at least 2.6 to at most 3.5, with Mw being the weight-average molecular weight and Mn being the number-average molecular weight.
US Pat. No. 10,337,148

HESPERALOE TISSUE HAVING IMPROVED CROSS-MACHINE DIRECTION PROPERTIES

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A tissue product comprising from about 5 to about 50 percent, by weight of the product, high yield hesperaloe fibers, the tissue product having a geometric mean tensile (GMT) less than about 1,000 g/3?, a CD stretch greater than about 10 percent and a Durability Index greater than about 38.0.
US Pat. No. 10,334,843

AGRICULTURAL ADJUVANT COMPOSITIONS, PESTICIDE COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS FOR USING SUCH COMPOSITIONS

SOLVAY USA, INC., Cranbu...

1. A method for treating a target plant with a pesticide, the method comprising:obtaining an adjuvant composition, the adjuvant composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight:
about 95 parts by weight of an alkyl fatty acid ester;
about 3 parts by weight of a surfactant comprising at least one anionic surfactant and at least one nonionic surfactant; and
a fatty acid;
combining the adjuvant composition with a pesticide; and
spraying the combined adjuvant composition and pesticide onto the foliage of the target plant.
US Pat. No. 10,335,355

COSMETIC USE AS DEODORANT ACTIVE AGENT OF A SILICEOUS MATERIAL OBTAINED BY HYDROLYSIS AND CONDENSATION OF A TETRAALKOXYSILANE AND OF AN AMINOALKYL TRIALKOXYSILANE

1. A cosmetic process for treating human body odour and optionally human perspiration, which comprises applying to human keratin materials a siliceous material that may be obtained by hydrolysis and condensation, in the presence of water, oftetraethoxysilane (TEOS) compound (I)
and of at least one aminoalkyl trialkoxysilane of formula (II) below:
R2Si(OR3)3  (II)
in which:
R1 denotes a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl group;
R2 denotes a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated C2-C4 hydrocarbon-based group being substituted with an amino group NH2 or NHR with R denoting a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl group;
R3 denotes a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl group;
the said siliceous material being other than a molecularly imprinted polymer formed using a template molecule for the formation of cavities of the polymer, and wherein the compound (I)/compound of formula (II) weight ratio is 0.9/1 to 2/1.
US Pat. No. 10,337,149

HIGH STRENGTH AND LOW STIFFNESS HESPERALOE TISSUE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A tissue product comprising from about 5 to about 50 percent, by weight of the product, high yield hesperaloe fibers, the tissue product having a geometric mean tensile (GMT) greater than about 1,000 g/3?, a CD stretch greater than about 10 percent, a Durability Index greater than about 38.0 and Stiffness Index less than about 7.0.
US Pat. No. 10,334,844

ANTI FUNGAL AND ANTI-MICROBIAL PROTECTION FOR STORAGE ITEMS AND PROTECTIVE COVERS

BROADWAY HOLDINGS IV, LLC...

1. An anti-fungal and/or anti-microbial protection for storage items comprising:a device for storing articles for storage;
said device consisting of polyethylene mixed with an agent;
said agent selected from the group consisting of: barium metaborate; zinc 2-pyridinethiol-N-oxide; sodium 2-pyridinethiol-1-oxide; 5-chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone; 2-methyl-3(2H)isothiazolone; N-trichloromethyl-thio-4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximide; bis tributyl tin salicylate; methylenebis(thiocyanate); 3-iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate; alone or in combination;
said agent used in a suitable concentration to act as anti-fungal and/or anti-microbial protection for said articles for storage;
said storage articles consisting of mattresses, furniture and rugs.
US Pat. No. 10,335,356
US Pat. No. 10,336,894

POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITION COMPRISING NUCLEATING AGENT

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A polypropylene composition comprising(A) a propylene-based polymer,
(B) talc, and
(C) a functionalized polypropylene grafted with an acid or acid anhydride functional group,
wherein components (A) and (C) are different,
wherein the amount of the talc in the composition is 0.025-4 wt % of the total composition and the amount of the functionalized polypropylene is 0.005-0.75 wt % of the total composition.
US Pat. No. 10,335,357

SKIN CARE COMPOSITION

THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC, N...

1. A water-in-oil emulsion comprising an oil phase and a water phase, and wherein the water phase comprises a dipeptide selected from the group consisting of acetyl dipeptide 1 cetyl ester, acetyl dipeptide 3 aminohexanoate, azelaoyl bisdipeptide 10, coumaroyl dipeptide 3, dicetyl dipeptide 9, dipeptide diamino butyroyl benzylamide diacetate, dipeptide 1, dipeptide 10, dipeptide 11, dipeptide 12, dipeptide 15, dipeptide 16, dipeptide 17, dipeptide 18, dipeptide 19, dipeptide 2, dipeptide 20, dipeptide 3, dipeptide 4, dipeptide 5, dipeptide 6, dipeptide 7, dipeptide 8, dipeptide 8 HCL, dipeptide 9, hexanoyl dipeptide 3norleucine acetate, methyl undecylenoyl dipeptide 16, nicotinoyl dipeptide 22, nicotinoyl dipeptide 23, nicotinoyl dipeptide 24, nicotinoyl dipeptide 26, oleoyl dipeptide 15, palmitoyl dipeptide 10, palmitoyl dipeptide 13, palmitoyl dipeptide 17, palmitoyl dipeptide 5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, palmitoyl dipeptide 5 diaminohydroxybutyrate, palmitoyl dipeptide 7 and mixtures thereof, and a further peptide selected from the group consisting of tripeptide, tetrapeptide, pentapeptide and mixtures thereof, and wherein the water phase is present as a minor phase and wherein water is present in the emulsion in amount greater than or equal to 35% but less than 45%.
US Pat. No. 10,336,895

RUBBER BLEND COMPOSITION HAVING IMPROVED FREEZING RESISTANCE WITH FLUOROCARBON RUBBER AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A rubber blend composition having improved freezing resistance, comprising:about 20 wt % to about 50 wt % of a fluorocarbon rubber having a radicalized end group on a fluoroalkylene backbone; and
about 50 wt % to about 80 wt % of a synthetic rubber.
US Pat. No. 10,334,846

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS WITH EFFICACY AGAINST SPORES AND OTHER ORGANISMS

GOJO Industries, Inc., A...

15. A composition for the disinfection of surfaces, the composition comprising:at least 70 wt. % of a C1-6 alcohol, based upon the total weight of the composition; and
at least one primary enhancer selected from the group consisting of amine-containing enhancers, ?-aminoacids, salts of alkali metals, salts of alkaline earth metals, and anionic surfactants,
wherein the composition has pH of less than 3.
US Pat. No. 10,335,615

ORAL CARE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care composition comprising:a. from 0.01% to 1% bisabolol, based on the total weight of the composition;
b. zinc oxide present in an amount of from 0.75 to 1.25 wt % and zinc citrate present in an amount of from 0.25 to 1.0 wt % based on the total weight of the composition;
c. from 0.01% to 1 zingerone, based on the total weight of the composition; and
d. a source of stannous ions, wherein the source of stannous ions is stannous fluoride in an amount of 0.1 wt. % to 2 wt. % based on the total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,335,359

HAIR FIXATIVES INCLUDING CELLULOSE ESTER BASED POLYGLUCOSE POLYMERS

AKZO NOBEL CHEMICALS INTE...

1. A hair fixative composition comprising:at least one carboxylated cellulose ester based polyglucose polymer obtained by reacting at least one cellulose ester with at least one non-aromatic cyclic anhydride and neutralizing the reaction product thereof;
an alcohol based solvent system, wherein the alcohol based solvent system comprises at least one C1-C6 straight or branched chain alcohol or mixtures thereof; and
at least one cosmetically acceptable additive;
wherein the at least one carboxylated cellulose ester polyglucose polymer is soluble in the alcohol based solvent system.
US Pat. No. 10,336,897

TAILORABLE VISCOELASTIC PROPERTIES OF PEG-HEMIAMINAL ORGANOGEL NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A hemiaminal organogel, comprising:a plurality of polymer chains, each having an ? end and an ? end; and
a plurality of aminal-hemiaminal linkages, wherein a first portion of the plurality of polymer chains is each covalently bonded to a first aminal-hemiaminal linkage at the ? end and a second aminal-hemiaminal linkage at the ? end, and a second portion of the plurality of the polymer chains is each covalently bonded to a first aminal-hemiaminal linkage at the ? end and non-covalently bonded to a second aminal-hemiaminal linkage at the ? end.
US Pat. No. 10,334,848

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR WEED CONTROL USING EPSPS POLYNUCLEOTIDES

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A method of controlling growth, development or reproductive ability of a plant, comprising: topically treating the plant with a composition comprising a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) polynucleotide and a transfer agent, wherein the dsRNA polynucleotide comprises (a) a strand consisting of SEQ ID NO: 3 or 5; and (b) a strand comprising the reverse complement of (a), whereby the growth, development or reproductive ability of the plant is reduced, relative to a plant not treated with the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,335,360

DISPOSABLE TOOTHBRUSH HAVING TOOTHPASTE COMPOSITION BONDED TO BRISTLES THEREOF

1. A method of bonding a flavored toothpaste composition to a substrate in the absence of a metal graft initiator, peroxide catalyst, or a combination thereof, comprising the steps of:providing a toothbrush having bristles comprising the substrate;
bonding a monomer/prepolymer to the substrate;
adding a flavoring to the monomer/prepolymer by chemical bonding;
adding a physical cross-linking polymer with the bonded monomer/prepolymer; and
drying the toothbrush containing the flavored toothpaste composition.
US Pat. No. 10,336,898

PROCESS FOR STABILIZING PHENOLIC RESINS CONTAINING CALIXARENES

SI GROUP, INC., Schenect...

1. A stabilized phenolic resin prepared by the process comprising:contacting, in a one-step process, a phenolic resin containing a mixture of linear phenolic resins and calixarenes, with an alkylene carbonate, in the presence of a base catalyst, to at least partially alkoxylate the phenolic hydroxyl groups of the calixarenes, thereby forming a stabilized phenolic resin mixture,
wherein about 0.2 to 1 mole of alkylene carbonate reacts with the phenolic hydroxyl groups for each mole of the phenolic resin.
US Pat. No. 10,336,899

POLYBUTYLENE TEREPHTHALATE RESIN COMPOSITION

WinTech Polymer Ltd., To...

7. A method of making a polybutylene terephthalate resin composition with an increased comparative tracking index measured in accordance with a third edition of IEC 60112, the method comprising combining a polybutylene terephthalate resin, glass fiber, an epoxy compound having an epoxy equivalent weight of 600 to 1,500 g/equivalent, and an ethylene/ethyl acrylate copolymer to form the polybutylene terephthalate resin composition; wherein the polybutylene terephthalate resin composition consists of said polybutylene terephthalate resin, said glass fiber, said epoxy compound, and said ethylene/ethyl acrylate copolymer; wherein the glass fiber is present in an amount of 10 to 20% by mass relative to a total mass of the polybutylene terephthalate resin composition; andwherein the polybutylene terephthalate resin composition has a comparative tracking index of 600 V or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,334,850

RECOMBINANT MICROORGANISM EXPRESSING AVERMECTIN ANALOGUE AND USE THEREOF

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceut...

1. A recombinant Streptomyces expressing tenvermectin A or tenvermectin B, wherein the recombinant Streptomyces (1) has an inactivated or activity-decreased aveD gene, has an inactivated or activity-decreased aveAI gene, and has a functional milAI gene; or
(2) has an inactivated or activity-decreased aveAI gene, and has a functional milAI gene.
US Pat. No. 10,335,363

SKIN CARE COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

1. A topical skin care composition, comprising:a. an effective amount of an achachairu serum fraction wherein the achachairu serum fraction is obtained from achachairu juice that is processed to have a dry matter content of less than 25%, by weight of the serum fraction; and
b. a dermatologically acceptable carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,336,901

POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF THEIR MANUFACTURE, AND ARTICLES THEREOF

SABIC Global Technologies...

1. A polycarbonate composition comprising, based on the total weight of the polycarbonate composition,50 to less than 90 wt. % of a linear polycarbonate comprising bisphenol A carbonate units,
10 to less than 50 wt. % of a branched polycarbonate comprising bisphenol A carbonate units,
0.01 to 2 wt % of sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate,
0.1 to 0.8 wt % of a linear phenyl-containing siloxane, and
0.1 to 0.8 wt % of a cyclic siloxane,
wherein the polycarbonate composition is free of perfluoroalkane sulfonate alkali metal salts, perfluoroalkane sulfonate C1-C6 alkylammonium salts, and perfluoroalkane sulfonate ammonium salts, and
wherein the polycarbonate composition has a flammability rating of V0 measured according to the UL 94 Vertical Burning Test at a thickness of 3 millimeters; and
the polycarbonate composition has a transmission of 85% or more and a haze of 3% or less, measured according to ASTM D1003 using the color space CIE1931 (Illuminant C and a 2° observer) at a thickness of 3 mm, and
an article molded from the polycarbonate composition with dimensions of 12.7 mm×127 mm and a thickness of 3.2 mm has no bubbles visible to unassisted eyes,
provided that the sum of the weight percent of the linear polycarbonate, the branched polycarbonate, sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate, linear phenyl-containing siloxane; and cyclic siloxane does not exceed 100%.
US Pat. No. 10,335,364

COMPOSITION FOR TOPICAL APPLICATION COMPRISING GLYCEROL AND TANNINS

1. A method of improving the mechanical resistance and enhancing the retention time of a filmogen glycerol film over live cells which keeps the film intact over the live cells comprising mixing glycerol with a plant tannin which has the capacity to bind to glycerol molecules to form a solution and applying the solution to the live cells, wherein the plant is selected from the group consisting of Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium macrocarpon, Vitis vinifera, European elder, Camellia sinensis, Glycine max, Acacia catechu, Fraxinus chinensis, Gingko biloba, Ribes nigrum, Tenacetum parthenium, Salix alba, Salvia officinalis, Rosmarinus officinalis, an Opuntia sp., Moms alba, a Rubus sp, a Quercus sp., a Pinus sp., and Rheum emodi.
US Pat. No. 10,334,853

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ECTOPARASITE INFESTATION

Larada Sciences, Murray,...

1. A nonaqueous composition for the control and elimination of ectoparasites on a subject, comprising:a. at least one active ingredient;
b. at least one emulsifier; and
c. at least one thickener;
wherein the at least one active ingredient comprises a polydimethylsiloxane and the composition is non-Newtonian, wherein the at least one thickener is a polymeric amide, and the composition is a Bingham plastic, and wherein the composition is essentially free of a cyclic dimethicone.
US Pat. No. 10,335,365

BLADDER CANCER SPECIFIC LIGAND PEPTIDES

The Regents ot the Univer...

1. A method of delaying, blocking, inhibiting, and/or reducing the growth, migration and metastasis of a bladder cancer cell in a subject in need thereof, comprising contacting bladder tissue with a peptide, linked to a therapeutic moiety;wherein the peptide comprises the amino acid sequence X1DGRX5GF (SEQ ID NO:2), wherein X1 is selected from Gln and Gly and X5 is any amino acid other than cysteine, wherein the peptide is no longer than 25 amino acids in length, and binds to bladder cancer cells, and is recombinant and/or synthetic;
wherein the peptide binds to bladder cancer cells and the therapeutic moiety delays, blocks, inhibits and/or reduces the growth, migration, and metastasis of the bladder cancer cells.
US Pat. No. 10,336,647

HOLMIUM-BASED CONTRAST ENHANCING UV BLOCKING GLASS COMPOSITIONS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A UV-blocking glass material comprising precipitated cuprous halide crystals and comprising by weight percent, on an oxide basis:from greater than or equal to 30 wt % to less than or equal to 65 wt % SiO2;
from greater than or equal to 12 wt % to less than or equal to 25 wt % B2O3;
from greater than or equal to 3 wt % to less than or equal to 10 wt % Al2O3;
from greater than or equal to 0 wt % to less than or equal to 7 wt % Na2O;
from greater than or equal to 0 wt % to less than or equal to 10 wt % K2O;
from greater than or equal to 0 wt % to less than or equal to 5 wt % Li2O;
from greater than or equal to 0.5 wt % to less than or equal to 10 wt % Ho2O3;
from greater than or equal to 0.25 wt % to less than or equal to 1.50 wt % CuO; and
from greater than or equal to 0.5 wt % to less than or equal to 5.0 wt % halogens.
US Pat. No. 10,336,903

POLYAMIDE BASED COMPOSITION CONTAINING POLYKETONE AND RUBBER

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Auber...

1. A polyamide composition, consisting of:at least one polyamide;
at least one polyketone, in an amount of 1 to 4 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition;
at least one rubber in an amount of 10 to 35 wt %, based on the total weight of the composition; and
optionally, one or more further components selected from the group consisting of fibrous fillers, particulate fillers, heat stabilizers, anti-oxidants, plasticizers, lubricants, colorants, pigments, antistatic agents, flame-retardant agents, nucleating agents, and catalysts.
US Pat. No. 10,338,184

MONITORING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING BIOMASS

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

1. A method comprising:irradiating a plurality of biomass portions, each portion being irradiated to a dose;
measuring an ESR response associated with each portion to produce a first curve of response versus dosage;
determining a saturation dose for the biomass from the first curve of response versus dosage;
heating the plurality of irradiated biomass portions for a predetermined time at a temperature above 50 degrees C. to produce a plurality of heat-treated biomass portions; and
measuring an ESR response associated with each heat-treated biomass portion to produce a second curve of response versus dosage.

US Pat. No. 10,341,990

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a first communication module comprising a first antenna and configured to communicate in a first communication method; and
a second communication module comprising a second antenna and configured to communicate in a second communication method,
wherein the first communication module is further configured to:
in response to a reception of data by the second communication module, change a transmission output level of the first antenna from a first level to a second level based on a maximum reception level of the second antenna and path loss of a signal transmitted from the first antenna to the second antenna, and
in response to the reception of the data being completed by the second communication module, change the transmission output level of the first antenna from the second level to the first level.

US Pat. No. 10,341,989

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING MEDIA CONTENT AND BACKUP MEDIA CONTENT USING MULTIPLE NETWORKS

1. A device comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving, over a first network, first media content;
monitoring signals of a second network resulting in monitored signals;
determining the monitored signals obtained from the second network satisfies a quality threshold; and
switching to a default frequency channel of a multicast-broadcast single-frequency network of the second network responsive to a first determination that quality of the first media content over the first network does not satisfy the quality threshold and the monitored signals satisfy the quality threshold, wherein second media content is provided on the default channel to a plurality of end user devices in a geographic location within a cell, wherein the plurality of end user devices comprises the device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,987

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:a first display;
a second display overlaid on the first display and switchable between a transmissive state in which incident light is allowed to be transmitted and a reflective state in which incident light is allowed to be reflected;
a storage configured to store therein a notification method determining condition for determining whether to provide notification of an interrupt event by using the first display or provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display; and
at least one controller configured to, upon occurrence of the interrupt event, provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the first display or provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display, according to the notification method determining condition, wherein
the storage is further configured to store therein, as the notification method determining condition, a condition for providing the notification according to a result of determination whether the first display is in a displayed state, and
upon the occurrence of the interrupt event, the at least one controller is further configured to determine whether the first display is in the displayed state, and
when the result of the determination indicates that the first display is in the displayed state, then the at least one controller provides the notification of the interrupt event by using the first display, according to the notification method determining condition, and
when the result of the determination indicates that the first display is not in the displayed state, then the controller provides the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display, according to the notification method determining condition.

US Pat. No. 10,341,981

USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING USER'S LOCATION USING SENSOR-BASED BEHAVIOR RECOGNITION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user terminal device for recognizing a user location using sensor-based activity recognition, the user terminal device comprising:a communication interface circuitry (CIC) configured to receive activity information from a mobile device that senses information about at least one of a user state and surrounding environments, and extracts the activity information based on the sensed information, and configured to perform Bluetooth communication and Wi-Fi communication; and
a processor configured to:
identify a user location in a user space corresponding to a user activity based on the received activity information,
measure a distance between the mobile device and the user terminal device based on signal strength of the Bluetooth communication with the mobile device, and
based on a user and the user terminal device being identified to be in the same location when the measured distance is within a predetermined range, identifying a user terminal location obtained by a Wi-Fi-based positioning system (WPS) as a user location.

US Pat. No. 10,341,962

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation at a wireless device configured for operation in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting a signal simultaneously from a group of physical antenna ports at the wireless device, based on associating disjoint frequency sub-bands with respective ones of the physical antenna ports, wherein the frequency sub-bands collectively span a frequency bandwidth and each physical antenna port supports transmission over the frequency bandwidth and has a per-port transmit power associated therewith, and allocating the per-port transmit power of each physical antenna port in the group only to frequency elements of the signal that fall within the frequency sub-band associated with the physical antenna port.

US Pat. No. 10,341,951

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING ENCODED TRAFFIC INDICATION MAP INFORMATION

KT Corporation, Seongnam...

1. A method for processing a beacon frame by a terminal in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving, by the terminal from an access point (AP), the beacon frame including a traffic indication map (TIM), a first bitmap and one or more second bitmap,
wherein:
the TIM is based on a hierarchical structure that a page includes a plurality of blocks and a block includes a plurality of sub-blocks, and
the first bitmap indicates presence of buffered data for each of one or more blocks, a second bitmap indicates presence of buffered data for each of one or more sub-blocks, and a sub-block indicates whether there is data for each of one or more terminals; and
decoding the one or more blocks when the first bitmap indicates that there is a buffered data at the AP for the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,927

VEHICLE WIRELESS UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for operating a vehicle wireless unit, the method comprising the steps of:communicating data between the vehicle wireless unit and a cellular network over a first cellular link according to a first radio access technology (RAT), the data communicated over the first cellular link according to the first RAT is part of a non-interrupted data flow that does not allow the vehicle wireless unit to automatically enter an idle mode on a periodic basis;
halting the non-interrupted data flow between the vehicle wireless unit and the cellular network over the first cellular link according to the first RAT so that the vehicle wireless unit enters the idle mode;
determining that service according to a second radio access technology (RAT) is available from the cellular network, the second RAT is of a higher order than the first RAT; and
establishing a second cellular link between the vehicle wireless unit and the cellular network according to the second RAT when service according to the second RAT is available;
wherein the communicating step further comprises communicating data between the vehicle wireless unit and the cellular network by establishing a data communication link with a GPS/GNSS corrections facility and communicating GPS/GNSS corrections data between the vehicle wireless unit and the GPS/GNSS corrections facility over the first cellular link according to the first radio access technology (RAT), wherein the GPS/GNSS corrections data communicated over the first cellular link according to the first RAT is part of the non-interrupted data flow.

US Pat. No. 10,341,889

SENSOR NETWORK EVALUATION METHOD

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method of operating a computer system to determine the performance of a wireless sensor network including one or more sensors, the method comprising:selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region where the sensors of the wireless sensor network are to be deployed;
determining a location for a base station in the geographical region;
generating by circuitry, a plurality of sensor clusters each sensor cluster having a cluster head and a plurality of sensors, wherein each cluster head is wirelessly connected to the base station, and wherein each sensor cluster of the plurality of sensor clusters being formed by one of a first grouping mechanism and a second grouping mechanism, the first grouping mechanism forming the sensor cluster based on a strength of a signal transmitted by each sensor, that is received by the base station, and the second grouping mechanism forming the sensor cluster based on a location of the sensor and an energy level of the sensor,
computing by the circuitry, for the second grouping mechanism, an average sensor energy corresponding to the sensors in the geographical region; and
generating a non-cluster sensor group including sensors that have energy lower than the computed average sensor energy; and forming the sensor clusters based on a simulated annealing algorithm;
allocating, for each sensor included in the generated sensor cluster, a time-slot within a time-frame corresponding to the sensor cluster, the time-slot being utilized for transmitting a data packet from the sensor to the base station; and
evaluating by the circuitry, the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet,
wherein the sensor distribution pattern is a grid pattern wherein the sensors are disposed in a manner such that a distance between adjacent sensors is a predetermined distance, in a normal distribution pattern a principle number of sensors are disposed in the center of the geographical region, and in an exponential distribution pattern, a principle number of sensors are disposed in the corner of the geographical region.

US Pat. No. 10,341,887

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication system comprising:a first base station comprises:
at least one memory storing instructions, and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to;
execute a process in a PDCP (Packet Data Control Protocol) layer; and
a second base station comprises:
at least one memory storing instructions, and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to;
execute a process in an RLC (Radio Link Control) layer on data transmitted by the first base station, and
transmit the data on which the process in the RLC layer has been executed to a mobile station,
wherein
when the first base station receives user data addressed to the mobile station, the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit a SeNB Additional Request as a session additional request message to the second base station and instruct the second base station to establish a session with the mobile station,
the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to execute the process in the RLC layer in the first base station, transmit the user data to the mobile station, and include a PDCP PDU (Protocol Data Unit) sequence number of a PDCP PDU that has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station and a HFN (Hyper Frame Number) used to conceal the PDCP PDU that has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station in the SeNB Additional Request,
the at least one processor of the second base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit a response message to the first base station when the data has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station, and
the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit data to be transmitted next to the second base station when the first base station receives the response message.

US Pat. No. 10,341,879

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHODS AND BASE STATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communications system comprising:a base station as a network controller, the base station configured to:
transmit a request message for measurement information to one or more infrastructure units, comprising one or more relay nodes and one or more mobile communication terminals;
receive, in response to the request message, the measurement information from the one or more infrastructure units;
analyse the measurement information to identify all potential communications paths between the one or more infrastructure units;
create a look-up table from the analysis of the measurement information that links each of the incoming communications paths with relevant communications sessions of the infrastructure units into outgoing communications paths with relevant combined sessions for each of the relay nodes; and
transmit at least a part of the look-up table to each of the one or more infrastructure units, the at least a part of the look-up table being relevant to the infrastructure unit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,878

CONNECTION TECHNOLOGY-BASED WIRELESS COVERAGE VERIFICATION

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

8. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining, by one or more servers associated with a telecommunications service provider, aggregated data associated with connection efforts of a plurality of devices;
determining, by the one or more servers, a first number of successful connection efforts wherein individual devices of the plurality of devices successfully established connections with the telecommunications service provider via a technology level available in a first area and for the device, the first area corresponding to a geographical location;
determining, by the one or more servers, a second number of successfully established connections with the telecommunications service provider via a lower technology level than what is available in the first area and for the device;
determining, by the one or more servers, that coverage associated with the first area is verified based at least in part on:
(i) determining that the first number is above a threshold number in the first area; and
(ii) determining, by the one or more servers, that the first number is greater than the second number in the first area;
determining, by the one or more servers, first coverage data indicating that coverage associated with the first area is verified coverage; and
generating, by the one or more servers and based at least in part on the first coverage data, a user interface to graphically represent the coverage in the first area via a first coverage map based at least in part on including a graphical element corresponding to the first area indicating that the coverage associated with the first area is verified coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,341,867

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR IMPROVING CARRIER WI-FI AUTHENTICATION RESPONSE TIME

AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITE...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:receiving, by a network policy server, at least one message indicating user equipment is present in at least one cell associated with a cellular network, the at least one message including information associated with the user equipment and at least one cell identifier associated with the at least one cell;
responsive to receiving the at least one message, identifying, by the network policy server, one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that reside in a coverage area associated with the at least one cell;
responsive to identifying the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that reside in the coverage area associated with the at least one cell in which the user equipment is present, determining, by the network policy server, a first set of Wi-Fi hot-spots in the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that the user equipment is authorized to connect to;
sending, by the network policy server to each Wi-Fi hot-spot in the first set of Wi-Fi hot-spots and prior to the user equipment requesting to access any of the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots, an indication that the user equipment is authorized to connect to the Wi-Fi hot-spot including credentials associated with the user equipment, for use by the Wi-Fi hot-spot in granting a connection with the user equipment;
responsive to identifying the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that reside in the coverage area associated with the at least one cell in which the user equipment is present, determining, by the network policy server, a second set of Wi-Fi hot-spots in the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that the user equipment is not authorized to connect to; and
sending, by the network policy server to each Wi-Fi hot-spot in the second set of Wi-Fi hot-spots and prior to the user equipment requesting to access any of the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots, an indication that the user equipment is not authorized to connect to the Wi-Fi hot-spot.

US Pat. No. 10,341,844

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION CARD

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for implementing a virtual communication card, being applied to a terminal device and comprising:resolving a data file prestored locally to obtain communication card information carried in the data file;
loading the data file when the communication card information obtained from the data file is determined to be matched with communication card information to be used that is input by a user; and
when the data file is determined to be in an unregistered state, activating the data file so that the data file is used as a virtual communication card, wherein the communication card information obtain from the data file is communication card information of the virtual communication card;
wherein after the step of loading the data file, the method further comprises:
sending a registration request carrying the communication card information obtained from the data file; and
determining that the data file is in an unregistered state after receiving a successful response to the registration request;
wherein the sending the registration request carrying the communication card information obtained from the data file comprises:
in the case that it is determined that there exists a loaded data file, comparing the data file with the loaded data file, and sending the registration request carrying the communication card information obtained from the data file when it is determined that the data file and the loaded data file are of different types.

US Pat. No. 10,341,843

METHOD, SYSTEM AND CONNECTION DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING LOCAL GATEWAY SERVICE

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for implementing a local gateway service, comprising:accessing, by a terminal, to a first connection device;
adding, by the first connection device, a second connection device for the terminal to implement a dual-connection;
interacting collocated local gateway address information between the first connection device and the second connection device;
determining, by the first connection device, whether the second connection device carries the collocated local gateway address information;
when determining, by the first connection device, the second connection device does not support the collocated local gateway by confirming the second connection device does not carry the collocated local gateway address information, the first connection device adds the second connection device as another base station for bearing user plane data issuance;
when determining, by the first connection device, the second connection device does support the collocated local gateway by confirming the second connection device does carry the collocated local gateway address information, the first connection device can select whether to use the collocated local gateway on the second connection device as the PDN GW for the SIPTO@LN or LIPA@LN service of the UE according to other information; and
reporting, by the first connection device, determined collocated local gateway address information to a core network, and using, by the core network, the collocated local gateway address information to perform the local gateway service, wherein the first connection device supports a collocated Local GateWay (L-GW);
and when the terminal accesses to the first connection device, the method further comprises:
reporting, by the first connection device, local collocated L-GW address information of the first connection device itself to the core network; and
using, by the core network, a collocated local gateway corresponding to an obtained collocated L-GW address as a Packet Data Network GateWay (PDN GW) for a Selected IP Traffic Offload @ Local Network (SIPTO@LN) or Local IP Access @ Local Network (LIPA@LN) service of the terminal,
wherein the first connection device is a master base station (MeNB) and the second connection device is a secondary base station (SeNB); and reporting, by the first connection device, local collocated L-GW address information of the first connection device itself to the core network comprises:
reporting, by the MeNB, the local collocated L-GW address information to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) in the core network through an initial UE S1 interface message;
wherein interacting collocated local gateway address information between the first connection device and the second connection device comprises:
establishing a connection interface between the first connection device and the second connection device; and interacting the collocated local gateway address information through the established connection interface;
wherein reporting, by the first connection device, determined collocated local gateway address information to the core network comprises:
reporting, by the MeNB, an updated collocated local gateway address of the SeNB to the MME in the core network through an uplink NAS transport S1 interface message according to a result of a preset local policy of the MeNB.

US Pat. No. 10,341,842

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING TEMPORARY MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION IN A DEVICE TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR A LIMITED TIME PERIOD

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, performs operations, comprising:
receiving a first notification, from an identity proxy function, indicating an identity mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) is being registered, wherein a communication device sends a registration request that includes the IMSI towards a first registration function, wherein the identity proxy function intercepts the registration request and sends the first notification to the device;
identifying the IMSI as a temporary IMSI;
sending a first registration message to the first registration function, wherein the first registration function includes a first registry, wherein the first registration message indicates to the first registration function to add the IMSI to the first registry;
sending a second registration message to a second registration function, wherein the second registration function includes a second registry, wherein the second registration message indicates to the second registration function to remove the IMSI from the second registry;
receiving from a billing server a request for services for the communication device, wherein the request for services includes a limited time period for the services;
setting a timer according to the limited time period;
detecting that the timer has expired;
transmitting a third registration message to the first registration function, wherein the third registration message indicates to the first registration function to remove the IMSI from the first registry; and
transmitting a fourth registration message to the second registration function, wherein the fourth registration message indicates to the second registration function to add the IMSI to the second registry.

US Pat. No. 10,341,840

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, COMMUNICATION NODE AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. An information processing method, comprising:receiving, by a first Device-to-Device User Equipment (D2D UE), bearer control information sent by a first evolved Node B (eNB), wherein the bearer control information comprises bearer handover decision parameter information used to determine whether the first D2D UE is allowed to be changed to a second access node for communication data transmission; and
changing, by the first D2D UE, to the second access node according to the bearer control information for communication data transmission;
wherein the first eNB is a first access node, and the second access node is D2D relay node;
wherein changing, by the first D2D UE, to the second access node according to the bearer control information for communication data transmission comprises:
measuring, by the first D2D UE, signals sent by a serving cell to form a measurement result; and
comparing the measurement result with the bearer handover decision parameter information to determine whether to change to the second access node for communication data transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,341,839

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING MISSION CRITICAL FUNCTIONALITY IN A PORTABLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for operating a portable communication system, comprising:tethering an accessory to a portable handset;
operating the accessory as a primary device and the handset as a secondary device, wherein mission critical user interface features of the primary device comprising PTT, emergency, and transmit/receive (TX/RX) audio are controlled by a mission critical processor of the primary device, while the PTT and emergency are controlled by both the mission critical processor and a main application processor of the primary device;
monitoring, by a watchdog timer of the primary device, for a status change indicating one or more fault conditions comprising:
a fault at the mission critical processor of the primary device; and
a battery depletion fault of the primary device;
triggering, in response to the status change, a handover of control from the mission critical processor of the primary device to the secondary device, thereby maintaining the mission critical user interface features at the primary device while under the control of the secondary device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,838

METHOD TO PROVIDE AD HOC AND PASSWORD PROTECTED DIGITAL AND VOICE NETWORKS

AGIS Software Development...

1. A method performed by one or more servers each having one or more processors, the method comprising:executing operations on the one or more processors, the operations comprising:
obtaining first data provided by a first mobile device corresponding to a vehicle, the first data including a first identifier;
permitting the first mobile device corresponding to the vehicle to join a communication network, the permitting based on a determination regarding the first data;
obtaining second data provided by a second mobile device corresponding to a participant, the second data including a second identifier associated with the participant;
allowing the second mobile device corresponding to the participant to join the communication network, the allowing based on a determination regarding the second data;
receiving vehicle location data provided by the first mobile device corresponding to the vehicle, wherein the vehicle location data are associated with the first identifier and indicate coordinates of a geographical location of the first mobile device;
receiving participant location data provided by the second mobile device corresponding to the participant, wherein the participant location data are associated with the second identifier and indicate coordinates of a geographical location of the second mobile device;
sending participant data to the second mobile device corresponding to the participant, wherein the participant data comprise the vehicle location data, wherein the second mobile device corresponding to the participant is configured to (1) determine coordinates of a position on the participant map corresponding to the coordinates of the geographical location of the second mobile device, (2) display the participant map, and (3) place a first symbol on the participant map at the determined coordinates of the position on the participant map corresponding to the coordinates of the geographical location of the second mobile device;
sending vehicle data to the first mobile device corresponding to the vehicle, wherein the vehicle data comprise the participant location data, wherein the first mobile device corresponding to the vehicle is configured to (1) determine coordinates of a position on the vehicle map corresponding to the coordinates of the geographical location of the first mobile device, (2) display the vehicle map, and (3) place a second symbol on the vehicle map at the determined coordinates of the position on the vehicle map corresponding to the coordinates of the geographical location of the first mobile device;
receiving participant selection data provided by the second mobile device corresponding to the participant, the participant selection data corresponding to user input provided via a display of the second mobile device;
based on the participant selection data, performing one or more acts selected from the group consisting of: sending updated vehicle data to the first mobile device corresponding to the vehicle, sending updated participant data to the second mobile device corresponding to the participant, and sending a message to the first mobile device corresponding to the vehicle;
receiving entity-of-interest data transmitted by the second mobile device, the entity-of-interest data comprising coordinates of a geographical location of a new entity of interest, wherein the second mobile device is configured to (1) identify participant interaction with a display of the second mobile device, the participant interaction indicating selection of a position on the participant map and entry of the new entity of interest at the selected position, (2) display an entity symbol representing the new entity of interest at the selected position on the participant map, (3) determine coordinates of a geographical location of the new entity of interest based on coordinates of the selected position on the participant map, and (4) transmit the entity-of-interest data; and
sending the entity-of-interest data to the first mobile device corresponding to the vehicle, wherein the first mobile device is configured to place the entity symbol representing the new entity of interest on the vehicle map at a position on the vehicle map corresponding to the geographical location of the new entity of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,341,836

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPORTING AND TRACKING INCIDENTS

1. A system for incident reporting, the system comprising:a memory;
a processor; and
at least one first application stored in the memory and executable by the processor for:
providing a graphical user interface for use on a mobile device for reporting an undergoing incident, the mobile device connected to a network;
receiving from the mobile device, via the graphical user interface, a request for reporting the incident;
in response to receiving the request, activating a media capture device provided on the mobile device and causing the media capture device to record media related to the incident while the incident is occurring;
receiving incident data from the mobile device in real-time while the incident is occurring, the incident data comprising the recorded media,
determining from the incident data at least one organization the incident is to be reported to, and
transmitting the incident data to the at least one organization.

US Pat. No. 10,341,835

BLUETOOTH MICROPHONE

1. A Bluetooth microphone comprising:a transducer arranged to provide an electronic representation of an acoustic signal;
an analog-to-digital converter for converting said electronic representation into a digital signal;
a codec for producing a sequence of packets based on said digital signal;
a decoder for converting a received sequence of packets into a digital stereo signal;
a digital-to-analog converter for converting said digital stereo signal into a stereo analog signal suitable for transmission to a set of headphones; and
a controller and Bluetooth transceiver arranged to:
establish a Bluetooth paired connection with a device;
establish an Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, A2DP, connection with the paired device to receive said sequence of packets for said decoder from said device; and
establish a Serial Port Profile, SPP, connection with the paired device for simultaneously transmitting said produced sequence of packets based on said digital signal to said paired device as said received sequence of packets are being decoded for transmission to said set of headphones.

US Pat. No. 10,341,834

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a short range communication module;
a touch screen having an indicator area that displays information about a state of the mobile terminal; and
a controller configured to:
display a graphical object that indicates whether the short range communication module is activated in the indicator area,
display information about a connected device to which a connection to the short range communication module is set based on a user input in the indicator area having a displacement change in a first reference direction,
display information about one or more connectable devices that can connect to the short range communication module when a displacement magnitude of the user input is larger than a first reference distance, and
control a predetermined function using the short range communication module when a direction of the user input satisfies a second reference direction in the indicator area,
wherein the controller is further configured to:
display the information about the connected device to which the connection to the short range communication module is set with graphical objects associated with multiple devices, and
when a user multi-input to select the graphical objects simultaneously is received, execute functions of the multiple devices and display multiple execution screens according to the selected graphical objects associated with the multiple devices.

US Pat. No. 10,341,833

AUTOMATIC PROXIMITY DISCOVERY AREA TECHNIQUE

1. A method comprising:detecting an event based on contents of a predetermined number of messages of a plurality of social network messages, each message of the plurality of social network messages including a predetermined tag, the predetermined number of messages being received from at least one user equipment device over a predetermined time period; and
triggering device-to-device communication having a proximity service area in response to detecting the event, wherein triggering device-to-device communication comprises:
selecting a host user equipment device for the device-to-device communication from the at least one user equipment device based on attributes of the at least one user equipment device; and
after the selecting of the host user equipment device, enabling direct discovery of the host user equipment device for discovery by other user equipment devices, the enabling including providing an identifier of the host user equipment device to the other user equipment devices and enabling transmission of direct discovery beacon signals by the host user equipment devicein response to transmission of the direct discovery beacon signals by the host user equipment device being disabled when detecting the event.

US Pat. No. 10,341,832

COOPERATIVE SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, COOPERATION METHOD, AND COOPERATIVE PROGRAM

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A cooperative system comprising an information processing device and a portable device carried by a user, whereinthe information processing device includes:
a display that displays an image;
a position detector that detects a position on a display surface of the display with which an object has made contact; and
a hardware processor that:
detects the portable device in response to the position detector detecting that the portable device is placed on the display surface;
establishes a communication path with the portable device;
switches an independent mode not cooperating with the portable device to a cooperation mode cooperating with the portable device when a communication path with the portable device is established and the portable device is detected by the hardware processor; and
displays a related image that is related to the portable device on the display in response to the hardware processor detecting that the portable device is removed from the display surface and the communication path is still established.

US Pat. No. 10,341,831

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER-EFFICIENT IOT DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication comprising:a radio frequency (RF) chain;
a switching circuit, wherein an output of the RF chain is coupled to an input of the switching circuit;
a first analog modulator circuit comprising a first and second input port, wherein an output of the switching circuit is coupled to an input of the first analog modulator circuit; and
a first and second antennae coupled to an output of the first analog modulator circuit,
wherein the switching circuit is configured to couple the output of the RF chain to one of the first or second input ports and wherein the switching circuit is configured to couple the output of the RF chain to one of the first or second input ports based, at least in part, on whether a first bit modulated into a constellation symbol of a modulation scheme equals a second bit modulated into a second constellation symbol of the modulation scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,341,830

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING OR FORWARDING INFORMATION

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for sending information, which is applied to a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication system and comprises:sending, by a sending device, to-be-sent information to a target device through a communication network, wherein the to-be-sent information carries one of the following specified identities (IDs): a first ID, which is used for identifying the target device outside the communication network, and a second ID, which is used for identifying the target device inside the communication network;
acquiring, by the sending device, a recognizable ID corresponding to the specified ID through the communication network; and
sending, by the sending device, the to-be-sent information to the target device through the communication network according to the recognizable ID;
wherein the to-be-sent information is sent in a form of IP packet;
wherein the first ID contains two parts: a service ID or an application ID, and a device ID;
wherein after sending the to-be-sent information to the target device, the target device forwards the information to a target M2M service element according to the content of the information, wherein the target M2M service element is configured to process the information according to the content of the information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,829

DIRECTED DATA PLAN SERVICE-LAUNCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL OPERATOR

SUZHOU SNAIL DIGITAL TECH...

1. A directed data plan service-launching system for a virtual operator, comprising: an intelligent communication terminal, a directed data plan server of the virtual operator, a billing server of the virtual operator, and an application background server, wherein,the intelligent communication terminal comprises a vendor application directed data plan client configured to perform statistics on mobile network traffic consumed by an application client and store traffic data, and uploads the traffic data to the directed data plan server of the virtual operator, wherein the vendor application directed data plan client is applied based on a model of cooperation between the virtual operator and an application vendor, and is formed by embedding software development kits (SDKs) provided by the virtual operator in an existing application client of the vendor;
the directed data plan server of the virtual operator manages subscriber information and directed data plan information, consolidates the traffic data, and forms directed data plan bills;
a billing server of an infrastructure operator calculates billing discounts or performs billing at specific prices for the directed data plan bills; and
the application background server provides background services for the application client.

US Pat. No. 10,341,828

GFI TRIPPED-CIRCUIT DETECTION AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

1. A device for plugging into a standard wall outlet that is protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) and for facilitating detection of a GFCI trip using a door/window sensor of a security system, the device comprising:a plug, the plug configured to plug into an outlet, wherein the outlet is protected by the GFCI;
an electromagnet, the electromagnet powered by the outlet when the plug is plugged into the outlet, and wherein the electromagnet is automatically powered off when the GFCI trips, the electromagnet configured to be located proximate the window/door sensor of the security system for detecting when the electromagnet is powered off, wherein the window/door sensor is configured to signal an absence of an electromagnetic field near the window/door sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,341,827

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF APPLICATION SERVICES

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor, wherein the processing system corresponds to a network element of a cellular network that provides cellular services to a plurality of mobile devices; and
a memory storing executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, perform operations comprising:
receiving a request for a streaming video application service from a mobile device included in the plurality of mobile devices;
identifying a wireless access point from a list of wireless access points according to a proximity of the wireless access point to the mobile device, wherein the list of wireless access points identifies a service provider of the wireless access point; and
responsive to determining that the service provider of the wireless access point is a same service provider as a service provider of the cellular network providing the streaming video application service and in response to a determination that the wireless access point is in a communication range of the mobile device based on the proximity of the wireless access point to the mobile device:
selectively initiating a communication session between the mobile device and the wireless access point according to a network condition associated with the wireless access point or the cellular network; and
selectively redirecting an application server to deliver the streaming video application service over the wireless access point rather than by way of the cellular network according to the network condition.

US Pat. No. 10,341,826

EASY LOCATION SHARING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:a touch-sensitive surface;
a display;
one or more processors; and
memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
displaying, on the display, a message region;
displaying, in the message region, a message transcript of messages sent between a first participant and a second participant;
while displaying the message transcript of messages in the message region, detecting, via the touch-sensitive surface, one or more inputs directed to sharing a location of the first participant and
in response to detecting the one or more inputs, displaying a shared-location affordance in the message region, wherein the shared-location affordance comprises a map representation of a location of the first participant, wherein user input on the shared-location affordance causes display of an enlarged map view of the map representation corresponding to the location of the first participant, and wherein displaying the shared-location affordance in the message region comprises:
shifting, in an upwards direction, the message transcript in the message region; and
displaying the shared-location affordance is displayed below and adjacent to the message transcript; and
subsequent to displaying the shared-location affordance in the message region, displaying a new message of the message transcript of messages in the message region, wherein the new message is by the first participant or the second participant, and wherein displaying the new message comprises:
shifting, in an upwards direction, the message transcript and the shared-location affordance in the message region; and
displaying the new message below the shared-location affordance in the message region.

US Pat. No. 10,341,825

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUDIBLE TEXT CENTER SUBSYSTEM

GENESIS STAR MANAGEMENT L...

1. A method performed by a computing system, the method comprising:receiving, by the computing system, a text message, the text message associated with a recipient identification of a recipient of the text message;
receiving, by the computing system, preference information for converting the text message to speech data defining speech, the preference information indicating by default a default preference that the text message is not to be converted to the speech data, the preference information changeable to indicate a user-indicated preference of whether the text message is to be converted to the speech data;
overriding, by the computing system, the default preference that the text message is not to be converted to the speech data to a preference that the text message is to be converted to the speech data based on a location of the recipient;
converting, by the computing system, the text message to the speech data based on the preference information indicating that the text message is to be converted to the speech data; and
outputting, by the computing system, the speech defined by the speech data to the recipient using a speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,341,824

METHOD FOR REAL-TIME AUTHORIZATION WITHIN A PUSH TO TALK FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS SYSTEM

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:logic circuitry configured to:
receive a talkgroup identification;
map the talkgroup identification to an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device;
receive an identification of a user;
determine if the user has authorization to operate the IoT device;
determine an authorized user of the IoT device;
cause a device associated with the authorized user to be added to a talkgroup associated with the IoT device;
receive authorization from the device associated with the authorized user;
determine a control command based on the IoT device; and
a network interface coupled to the logic circuitry, the network interface configured to output the control command to operate the IoT device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,823

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECT MODE PUSH TO TALK COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

KODIAK NETWORKS INC., Pl...

1. A method comprising:discovering, by a first user equipment (UE), a plurality of UE-to-Network relays available to the first UE, wherein the first UE is located outside a coverage area of a wireless communications network;
receiving, by the first UE, one or more capacity indications from the plurality of UE-to-Network relays;
selecting, by the first UE, a first UE-to-Network relay from the plurality of UE-to-Network relays to connect to the wireless communications network in accordance with a relay selection policy and the one or more capacity indications, wherein the one or more capacity indications indicates a number of additional connections the first UE-to-Network relay can accept, an indication of bandwidth available through the first UE-to-Network relay, or a combination thereof; and
connecting, by the first UE, to the first UE-to-Network relay using direct mode communications, wherein the first UE-to-Network relay connects the first UE to the wireless communications network for the first UE to access a Push-to-talk (PTT) service.

US Pat. No. 10,341,822

BROADCAST DELIVERY SYSTEM, GATEWAY DEVICE, BROADCAST DELIVERY METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A broadcast delivery system, comprising:a home base station configured to communicate wirelessly with a terminal by using one cell;
a gateway device configured to relay data that the home base station transmits and receives with a core network;
a wireless network control device connected to the gateway device; and
a broadcast delivery device configured to transmit, to the wireless network control device, a broadcast delivery message addressed to the terminal connected to the home base station,
wherein the gateway device manages an operating state of the home base station and controls broadcast delivery to the terminal, using a service area comprising at least one or more cells formed by the home base station as a unit,
wherein the gateway device associates a new home base station with a service area to which the new home base station belongs to register on a first management table when the new home base station transitions to an enabled state, and
wherein the gateway device, in a case of receiving a location information registration request message from the new home base station, notifies the wireless network control device that the service area to which the new home base station belongs has become enabled when the location information registration request message has not been received from another home base station in the service area to which the new home base station belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,341,821

BASE STATION AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A base station comprising:determination circuitry which, in operation, determines that each subframe of a shared area is used to perform multicast transmission or is used to perform inter-cell interference coordination based on presence or absence of transmission data to be transmitted in each subframe of the shared area, the shared area being configured to have subframes used to perform both multicast transmission and inter-cell interference coordination among a plurality of Multicast-Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes; and
communication circuitry which, in operation, performs a transmission process in the shared area according to a determination result of the determination circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,341,820

TECHNIQUES FOR MODULAR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE (MBMS) DELIVERY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for multimedia broadcast and multicast service (MBMS) operations in a wireless communication system, comprising:receiving, at a network device, a request for activation of a service from an application server, wherein the request for activation corresponds to at least one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities offered by the network device;
determining, at the network device, that the application server is authorized for the at least one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities, wherein the at least one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities are a subset of the MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by the network device, wherein determining that the application server is authorized for the at least one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities requested by the application server comprises:
identifying a service identification (ID) in the request for activation of the service, wherein the service ID specifies a first MBMS service delivery functionality of the MBMS service delivery functionalities supported by the network device to be included in the activation of the service; and
determining whether the service ID corresponds to one or more MBMS service delivery functionalities authorized for the application server based on an agreement between a network operator and an operator of the application server; and
allocating a temporary mobile group identity (TMGI) to the application server in response to a determination that the application server is authorized.

US Pat. No. 10,341,819

VERIFYING SENSOR DATA USING EMBEDDINGS

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method for verifying a trip for a user and a trip provider, the method comprising:receiving, from a client device, data associated with sensor information of the client device and associated with a trip record, the trip record being associated with the trip for the user and the trip provider, the data including (i) a data sample for a set of sensors of the client device and (ii) one or more characteristics of the data sample;
generating a test embedding for the data sample, the test embedding using a plurality of latent dimensions that represent at least a portion of the data sample;
identifying a reference embedding for a set of reference characteristics, the set of reference characteristics corresponding to at least one of the one or more characteristics of the data sample, the reference embedding being based on a set of embeddings each using the plurality of latent dimensions that represent sensor data for a set of trip records different than the trip record, the set of trip records being associated with the set of reference characteristics;
determining a similarity score between the test embedding corresponding to the trip record and the reference embedding by comparing each latent dimension of the test embedding and a corresponding latent dimension of the reference embedding; and
in response to determining that the similarity score is less than a threshold score, determining that the data sample indicates that the trip provider and the user did not travel together along at least a portion of a route of the trip.

US Pat. No. 10,341,818

INITIAL ACCESS OF WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK USING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A device comprising:a wireless transceiver;
at least one processor; and
a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable on the at least one processor to:
send, using the wireless transceiver, first information to a service, the first information comprising location information of the device and a speed of the device;
receive, from the service through the wireless transceiver, assistance information that is based on the first information comprising the location information and the speed of the device;
perform initial access of a selected wireless access network using the assistance information, and as part of performing the initial access:
determine whether one or more of a radio access technology, a frequency band, and a carrier frequency previously used by the device is available;
in response to determining that the one or more of the radio access technology, the frequency band, and the carrier frequency previously used by the device is available, access a first wireless access network based on the one or more of the radio access technology, the frequency band, and the carrier frequency previously used by the device, and
in response to determining that the one or more of the radio access technology, the frequency band, and the carrier frequency previously used by the device is not available, perform initial access of a second wireless access network using the assistance information to achieve power saving at the device; and
transmit, using the wireless transceiver over the selected wireless access network, second information to the service.

US Pat. No. 10,341,817

POSITIONING METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON ELECTRONIC DEVICE OR APPLICATION

Baidu Online Network Tech...

1. A positioning method based on an electronic device or application, comprising:receiving a positioning request from an unpositionable electronic device or application, the positioning request comprising a timestamp;
acquiring location information of a positionable electronic device or application having a network identification identical to a network identification of the unpositionable electronic device or application, and a timestamp corresponding to the location information; and
estimating location information of the unpositionable electronic device or application at a time corresponding to the timestamp of the positioning request, based on the location information of the positionable electronic device or application, the timestamp corresponding to the location information, and the timestamp of the positioning request,
wherein the estimating location information of the unpositional electronic device or application at a time corresponding to the timestamp of the positioning request comprises:
ordering the timestamp corresponding to the location information and the timestamp of the positioning request in a temporal sequence; and
estimating location information of the unpositionable electronic device or application at a time corresponding to the timestamp of the positioning request, by adopting an interpolation algorithm, based on the ordered timestamps and the location information corresponding to the timestamp of the positionable electronic device or application.

US Pat. No. 10,341,816

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF RECOGNIZING LOCATION OF USER DEVICE

LOPLAT CO., LTD., Gangna...

1. A method of recognizing a location of a user device, comprising:receiving a device signal fingerprint from the user device;
calculating similarities between the device signal fingerprint and reference signal fingerprints collected inside a store and stored in a database in association with store information;
setting a reference value for determining the inside or the outside of the store; and
determining whether the user device is located inside or outside the store on the basis of the similarities, wherein the similarity and the reference value are compared and if the similarity is equal to or higher than the reference value, the user device is determined as being inside the store.

US Pat. No. 10,341,815

CHARGE ROOM LOCATIONING

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method of locationing a mobile device in a charge location in a venue, the method comprising:receiving, from the mobile device at the venue, a charge signal indicating external charging of the mobile device and/or a characteristic of the charge location at the venue;
determining that the mobile device is at the charge location based on the charge signal and/or on the characteristic of the charge location at the venue; and
outputting a locationing status associating the mobile device with the charge location,
wherein the characteristic of the charge signal is received in response to detection of an external power source via a charging dock into which the mobile device is inserted, and
wherein the characteristic of the charge location is an angle of orientation of the charging dock.

US Pat. No. 10,341,814

WIRELESS DEVICE DETECTION, TRACKING, AND AUTHENTICATION PLATFORM AND TECHNIQUES

SCRRD, Inc., Seattle, WA...

1. A wireless device detection and tracking system comprising:a plurality of sensor devices associated with one or more geofenced zones, each sensor device comprising:
a wireless network interface controller (NIC); and
code configured to:
place the wireless NIC into a mode that causes the wireless NIC to monitor wireless network traffic from one or more wireless devices passively; and
upon the wireless NIC receiving at least one request for a possible connection to a previously connected network from a monitored wireless device of the one or more wireless devices through passive monitoring, generate data describing the at least one request for the possible connection; and
at least one computing device configured to:
receive the data describing the at least one request for the possible connection;
using trilateration techniques, determine a location of the monitored wireless device based on the data describing the at least one request for the possible connection;
generate a similarity metric based on a comparison of the data describing the at least one request to a stored wireless device profile; and
cause a location-based event to occur based on the similarity metric and the determined location.

US Pat. No. 10,341,813

ANONYMIZING LOCATION DATA

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing location information, the method comprising:receiving, by a user device from an application server, a request for a location of the user device;
defining a geographic cell having a physical area based on a designated location corresponding to an application option setting selected for an application associated with the application server;
identifying a set of available participating mobile devices to which the request for the location can be redirected that are currently physically located within the geographic cell;
selecting a participating mobile device from among the set of available participating mobile devices; and
routing the location request to the selected participating mobile device via an address associated with the selected participating mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,812

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR RECONFIGURING A ROAMING MOBILE BASE STATION BASED UPON ITS LOCATION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory comprising computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus, at least to:
detect in a home network, a near-approaching border, via a proximity detection mechanism;
transmit a proximity indicator to the home network;
determine an operating mode based on the detection and/or a current mobility mode;
switch the operating mode from a full base station functionality to a limited base station functionality based on the determining of an operating mode; and
establish a connection to a visitor network,
wherein the limited base station functionality comprises a relay mode.

US Pat. No. 10,341,811

SIGNAL COMPARISON-BASED LOCATION DETERMINING METHOD

Broadphone, LLC, New Yor...

1. A method of determining whether a portable RF communications device is present at a device-specific target location, the method comprising:with the portable RF communications device automatically:
(a) receiving a first plurality of communications signals, each received from one of a first plurality of antenna stations within range of the portable RF communications device, wherein the antenna stations are fixed-location service-area antenna stations and are substantially continuously operating;
(b) causing a determination of whether the portable RF communications device is within proximity of the device-specific target location by electronically comparing at least one number based on signal strengths of each of the first plurality of communications signals with at least one number based on corresponding signal strengths of each of a second plurality of communication signals from a second plurality of antenna stations that have been identified as being within range of the same location as the device-specific target location, which signal strengths have been determined for the same location as the device-specific target location; and
(c) as a result of the determination that the portable RF communications device is within proximity of the device-specific target location, initiating, on the portable RF communications device, a location-based action associated with the device-specific target location.

US Pat. No. 10,341,810

GEOLOCATION COMPATIBILITY FOR NON-RCS DEVICES

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

12. A method, comprising:receiving an RCS (rich communication services) message, the RCS message specifying a location and a user identifier;
identifying a first communication device and a second communication device that are associated with the user identifier;
receiving an error message from the first communication device in response to an RCS communication with the first communication device;
determining that the first communication device does not support RCS geolocation messages in response to at least one of receiving the error message or by referencing a recorded capabilities list storing capabilities of the first communication device;
extracting the location from the RCS message;
constructing a location message that specifies the location; and
sending the location message as a short messaging service (SMS) message or as a multimedia messaging service (MMS) message, wherein sending the location message as the SMS message or as the MMS message to the first communication device causes the first communication device to automatically present a graphical map.

US Pat. No. 10,341,809

LOCATION SHARING WITH FACILITATED MEETING POINT DEFINITION

X One, Inc., Union City,...

1. A method of tracking proximity of position of a first wireless device to position of a second wireless device, wherein the first wireless device and the second wireless device are each a GPS and web-enabled cell phone, the method comprising:providing an application for download via the Internet to the first wireless device;
via at least one server,
intermittently receiving GPS position updates from each of the first wireless device and the second wireless device,
providing the first wireless device with position of the second wireless device and a map, wherein the map is selected dependent on the position of the first wireless device and the position of the second wireless device and proximity of the first wireless device to the second wireless device,
receiving meeting information for a user of the first wireless device and a user of the second wireless device, including
permitting the user of the first wireless device to enter the meeting point via the application, and transmitting identification of the meeting point to the second wireless device, and
permitting the user of the first wireless device to change the meeting point by dragging and dropping the meeting point to select an updated meeting point location, and
transmitting the updated meeting point location to the second wireless device; and
via the application, causing update of display of the map on the first wireless device to show the updated meeting point location, with updated position of the first wireless device and updated position of the second wireless device rendered thereon;
wherein said providing the first wireless device with the position and the map and said receiving of the meeting information are invoked responsive to launching the application on the first wireless device, and are conditioned on registration of the web-enabled cell phone and supply of payment information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,808

LOCATION SHARING FOR COMMERCIAL AND PROPRIETARY CONTENT APPLICATIONS

X One, Inc., Union City,...

1. A server-implemented method for location-sharing, the server-implemented method comprising:providing an application for selective download by a user to a GPS- and web-enabled wireless device of the user;
responsive to launch of the application on the GPS- and web-enabled wireless device, receiving GPS coordinates of the GPS- and web-enabled wireless device from the application; and
conditioned on registration of the GPS- and web-enabled wireless device and receipt of payment information,
accessing commercial content specific to one or more enterprises, wherein at least some of the commercial content is dependent on the GPS coordinates of the wireless device,
receiving a selection, made via the application by the user, of a specific one of the one or more enterprises,
selecting a map dependent on the location of the selected enterprise, and transmitting the selected map to the GPS- and web-enabled wireless device;
wherein said method further comprises establishing an ad-hoc location-sharing relationship and, in association with the ad-hoc location-sharing relationship,
tracking updated position of at least one wireless device, and
updating the selected map so that the application displays to the user a moving map that indicates the location and direction of travel of the at least one wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,807

DIFFERENTIATED POSITIONING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a wireless device in a communication network providing a first type of positioning information, the method comprising:requesting a second type of positioning information from the network, the second type of positioning information being different from the first type of positioning information;
obtaining information from the network in response to the request, which information is valid for a predefined period of time and which information enables the wireless device to obtain the second type of positioning information only during the predefined period of time, the obtained information being different from the second type of positioning information; and
performing one of positioning and assisting performance of positioning based on the obtained second type of positioning information, the second type of positioning information enabling positioning with a higher accuracy than the positioning enabled by the first type of positioning information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,806

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SYSTEM INFORMATION

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of transmitting system information by a base station, the method comprising:configuring a system bandwidth including two or more physical resource blocks with one or more subbands defined by two or more physical resource blocks to enable at least one remaining physical resource block to be located in a center of the system bandwidth; and
transmitting the system information to a predetermined user equipment (UE) using the subband,
wherein the subband is defined by six physical resource blocks; and
wherein:
when the system bandwidth is 3 MHz and 5 MHz, the system bandwidth is configured with 2 subbands and 4 subbands, respectively, and a number of remaining physical resource blocks is 3 and 1, respectively;
when the number of remaining physical resource blocks is 1, the remaining physical resource block is located in the center of the system bandwidth; and
when the number of remaining physical resource blocks is an odd number greater than 1, at least one of the remaining physical resource blocks is located in the center of the system bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,341,805

METHOD OF DISPLAYING CONTENTS BY USING DEVICE IDENTIFIER OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

1. A user terminal, comprising:a processor configured to:
receive unidirectionally identification information of a wireless communication apparatus via one communication route from the wireless communication apparatus, when the user terminal is located within a coverage area of the wireless communication apparatus; and
transmit the identification information of the wireless communication apparatus to a content providing system via another communication route, and receive at least one content corresponding to the identification information of the wireless communication apparatus via another communication route from a content providing system,
when the user terminal is located in a common coverage area of a plurality of wireless communication apparatuses, wherein the content providing system provides content corresponding to the identification information of one wireless communication selected by the user terminal among the plurality of wireless communication apparatuses,
wherein the processor receives the at least one content directly from the content providing system, not through the wireless communication apparatus,
wherein the processor transmits the identification information to a neighboring terminal that is located outside the coverage area of the wireless communication apparatus, wherein the neighboring terminal is owned by a other user connected to a user of the user terminal in a social network,
wherein the neighboring terminal receives the content from the content providing system using the identification information received from the user terminal, regardless of the neighboring terminal not being within the coverage area of the wireless communication apparatus,
when a distance between the user terminal and the wireless communication apparatus decreases, the processor displays content directly related to a location of the wireless communication apparatus among contents corresponding to the identification information with priority,
when the distance between the user terminal and the wireless communication apparatus increases, the processor randomly displays contents corresponding to the identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,804

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ACCESSING DATA FROM A SOURCE BY A VARIETY OF METHODS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND ENSURE DATA INTEGRITY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:at least one data storage device having data stored therein;
at least one native computer system in duplex communication with the at least one data storage device, the at least one native computer system having resident thereon a controlling operating system; and
at least one primary computer system in duplex communication with the at least one native computer system via at least one first connection, the at least one primary computer system being in duplex communication with the at least one data storage device via at least one second connection that is not in communication with the at least one native computer system, the at least one primary computer system having resident thereon a primary operating system, the at least one primary computer system having a processor executing a primary application,
wherein a volume on the at least one data storage device is under logical control of the controlling operating system of the at least one native computer system,
wherein the at least one primary computer system is configured to read and write data to the volume directly via the at least one second connection, and
wherein when the primary computer system is accessing a dataset in the volume, the at least one native computer system prevents access to the dataset by applications other than the primary application,
wherein the at least one second connection has a higher data throughput rate than the at least one first connection.

US Pat. No. 10,341,802

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING FROM A MULTI-CHANNEL 2D AUDIO INPUT SIGNAL A 3D SOUND REPRESENTATION SIGNAL

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

10. The apparatus of claim 9, the processor is further configured to generate the additional signals by scaling non-selected channels from said multi-channel 2D audio input signal or by de-correlating the scaled version of the mix of channels from said multi-channel 2D audio input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,800

AUDIO PROVIDING APPARATUS AND AUDIO PROVIDING METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An audio providing apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive a plurality of input channel signals; and
a renderer configured to align a difference in phase between correlated input channel signals among the plurality of input channel signals, and downmix the plurality of input channel signals including the correlated input channel signals into a plurality of output channel signals based on an input layout and an output layout, and
wherein the input layout is a format of the plurality of input channel signals and the output layout is a format of the plurality of output channel signals.

US Pat. No. 10,341,799

IMPEDANCE MATCHING FILTERS AND EQUALIZATION FOR HEADPHONE SURROUND RENDERING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method comprising:obtaining blocked ear canal and open ear canal transfer functions for each ear of a listening subject for loudspeakers placed in a room, wherein for each ear the blocked ear canal transfer function for a respective loudspeaker is the transfer function from the respective loudspeaker to a first microphone located at an entrance of a blocked ear canal of the respective ear, and for each ear the open ear canal transfer function for the respective loudspeaker is the transfer function from the respective loudspeaker to a second microphone located inside the ear canal of the respective ear;
obtaining an open ear canal transfer function for each ear of the listening subject for a headphone placed on the listening subject as a headphone transfer function, wherein for each ear the open ear canal transfer function for the headphone is the transfer function from the headphone to the respective second microphone;
obtaining, for each ear, a ratio of the open ear canal transfer function for the loudspeakers and the blocked ear transfer function for the loudspeakers as a ratio of loudspeaker transfer functions;
dividing, for each ear, the ratio of the loudspeaker transfer functions by the headphone transfer function to invert a headphone response at the entrance of the ear canal and map the ear canal function from the headphone to free field; and
computing, for each ear, a frequency-domain filter as the result of the division for the respective ear of the ratio of the loudspeaker transfer functions by the headphone transfer function, the filters being adapted to apply an impedance filtering function over a frequency domain to compensate for directional cues for the left and right ears of the listening subject as a function of virtual source angles during headphone virtual sound reproduction.

US Pat. No. 10,341,798

HEADPHONES THAT EXTERNALLY LOCALIZE A VOICE AS BINAURAL SOUND DURING A TELEPHONE CELL

1. A method executed by headphones to externally localize a voice of a person during a telephone call to a user wearing the headphones, the method comprising:storing, in a memory of the headphones, head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) of the user wearing the headphones;
receiving, at a network interface of the headphones and during the telephone call between the person and the user, a wireless transmission that includes the voice of the person in mono sound or stereo sound;
tracking, during the telephone call, head movements of the user with at least one of an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer in the headphones;
processing, with a digital signal processor (DSP) in the headphones and during the telephone call, the voice of the person with the HRTFs selected based on the head movements of the user in order to change the voice of the person from the mono sound or the stereo sound into binaural sound and to maintain external localization of the voice at a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space at least one meter away from a head of the user while the head of the user moves with respect to the SLP;
providing, through speakers in the headphones and during the telephone call, the voice of the person processed with the HRTFs such that the voice of the person externally localizes at the SLP in empty space at least one meter away from the head of the user while the head of the user moves with respect to the SLP;
receiving, at an interface of the headphones during the telephone call, a command from the user to change the voice of the person from externally localizing at the SLP as the binaural sound to internally localizing as one of the mono sound or the stereo sound; and
providing, through the speakers in the headphones, the voice of the person in the mono sound or the stereo sound in response to receiving the command during the telephone call to change the voice of the person from externally localizing at the SLP as the binaural sound to internally localizing as the mono sound or the stereo sound.

US Pat. No. 10,341,797

SMARTPHONE PROVIDES VOICE AS BINAURAL SOUND DURING A TELEPHONE CALL

1. A method executed by a smartphone that provides a voice of a person during a telephone call to a user of the smartphone in binaural sound, the method comprising:storing, in a memory of the smartphone, head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) that are user-specific to an anatomy of the user of the smartphone;
receiving, at a network interface of the smartphone and during the telephone call between the person and the user, a wireless transmission that includes the voice of the person in mono sound;
processing, with a digital signal processor (DSP) in the smartphone, the voice of the person in mono sound with a pair of the HRTFs to change the voice into the binaural sound so the voice of the person in the binaural sound externally localizes at a sound localization point (SLP) that is in empty space one meter away from a head of the user;
tracking, with at least one of an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer in the smartphone, head movements of the head of the user during the telephone call;
selecting, with a processor in the smartphone during the telephone call, different pairs of the HRTFs based on the head movements of the head of the user tracked with the at least one of the accelerometer, the gyroscope, and the magnetometer;
processing, with the DSP in the smartphone, the voice of the person in mono sound with the different pairs of the HRTFs so the voice of the person continues to localize at a fixed location at the SLP that is in empty space one meter away from the head of the user while the head of the user moves during the telephone call;
playing, through earphones or headphones in communication with the smartphone, the voice of the person in the binaural sound so the voice of the person continues to localize at the fixed location at the SLP that is in empty space one meter away from the head of the user while the head of the user moves during the telephone call;
displaying, with a display of the smartphone and at the SLP that is in empty space one meter away from the head of the user, an image that represents the person with whom the user is talking during the telephone call; and
receiving, at the smartphone during the telephone call, a command from the user to move the SLP and the image to another location that is in empty space one meter away from the head of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,341,796

HEADPHONES THAT MEASURE ITD AND SOUND IMPULSE RESPONSES TO DETERMINE USER-SPECIFIC HRTFS FOR A LISTENER

1. A method executed by headphones that a listener wears, the method comprising:measuring, with one or more sensors in the headphones, while the listener is stationary or moving, a size of a head of the listener to determine an interaural time difference (ITD) and a shape of an ear of the listener with sound impulse responses that along with the ITD determine head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) that are user-specific to physical attributes of the listener that include the size of the head of the listener and the shape of the ear of the listener;
tracking, with a head tracker in the headphones, changes to head orientations of the listener as the head of the listener rotates while wearing the headphones;
receiving, at the headphones and from an electronic device in communication with the headphones, sound to be played to the listener;
processing, with a processor in the headphones, the sound with different pairs of the HRTFs that are selected based on the head orientations tracked with the head tracker so that the sound externally localizes to the listener at a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space that is at least one meter away from the head of the listener and that remains at a fixed location in an environment of the listener while the head of the listener rotates and changes the head orientations with respect to the SLP at the fixed location in the environment of the listener; and
playing, with speakers in the headphones and to the listener while the listener wears the headphones, the sound processed with the different pairs of HRTFs so that the sound externally localizes to the listener at the SLP in empty space that is at least one meter away from the head of the listener and that remains at the fixed location in the environment of the listener while the head of the listener rotates and changes the head orientations with respect to the SLP at the fixed location in the environment of the listener.

US Pat. No. 10,341,795

LOG COMPLEX COLOR FOR VISUAL PATTERN RECOGNITION OF TOTAL SOUND

The Curators of the Unive...

1. An audio visualization method for recognition of a sound, the method comprising:capturing a sound;
determining a brightness and saturation level corresponding to a logarithmic amplitude of the sound,
determining a coefficient phase angle of the sound; and,
displaying the amplitude and phase of the sound simultaneously to generate an image of the sound.

US Pat. No. 10,341,794

ACOUSTICAL METHOD FOR DETECTING SPEAKER MOVEMENT

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

1. A method of detecting movement of a device, the method comprising:receiving an audio program content signal;
converting the audio program content signal into an acoustic signal;
receiving an echo signal;
quantifying a relationship between the echo signal and the audio program content signal to provide a quantified value;
comparing the quantified value to a stored quantified value; and
modifying an array processing parameter based at least in part upon the comparison, wherein modifying the array processing parameter based at least in part upon the comparison comprises modifying an array processing parameter of a plurality of microphones to alter a directional voice capture based on a device placement indicated at least in part by the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,341,793

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER LOCATION-BASED MULTI-ZONE MEDIA

Sound United, LLC., Vist...

1. A system for presenting audio content, the system comprising:at least one module operable to, at least:
play audio content at a first loudspeaker associated with a first audio zone and at a second loudspeaker associated with a second audio zone independent of the first audio zone, while not playing the audio content at a third loudspeaker associated with a third audio zone independent of the first and second audio zones;
while playing the audio content at the first and second loudspeakers and not at the third loudspeaker, at least:
monitor a location of a user; and
based at least in part on a determination that the user has moved from the second audio zone to the third audio zone, at least:
play the audio content at the third loudspeaker associated with the third audio zone;
continue playing the audio content at the second loudspeaker associated with the second audio zone, at least until the user leaves the third audio zone; and
discontinue playing the audio content at the first loudspeaker associated with the first audio zone.

US Pat. No. 10,341,792

SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING AUDIO OUTPUT USING MULTIPLE DEVICES

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

5. A method comprising:receiving, by a first audio device, a command to output audio, wherein the command is indicative of one or more of audio data or one or more audio devices;
generating, by the first audio device, a request for the audio data based on the command;
receiving, by the first audio device, the audio data;
storing, by the first audio device, the audio data in a first cache associated with the first audio device;
providing, by the first audio device, the audio data to a second audio device and a third audio device using a multicast transmission;
receiving, by the first audio device from the second audio device, a first indication of one or more portions of the audio data that were not received;
receiving, by the first audio device from the third audio device, a second indication of the one or more portions of the audio data not received; and
providing, by the first audio device, the one or more portions of the audio data to the second audio device and the third audio device using a single multicast transmission;
storing, by the second audio device, the audio data in a second cache;
configuring a first audio application associated with the first audio device to retrieve the audio data from the first cache;
causing the first audio device to retrieve at least a portion of the audio data from the first cache and to output audio corresponding to the at least a portion of the audio data; and
causing the second audio device to retrieve the at least a portion of the audio data from the second cache and to output audio corresponding to the at least a portion of the audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,341,791

HEARING AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A hearing system capable of replaying recent sound data recorded by the hearing system, the hearing system comprising:a speaker configured to direct sound into a user's ear;
a microphone configured to detect ambient sound and generate an audio signal representing the ambient sound that is recorded as audio data in sets of audio data blocks;
a memory comprising a machine readable medium that stores machine executable code instructions and said audio data in the sets of audio data blocks; and
a control system coupled to the memory, the control system configured to execute the machine executable code instructions to cause the control system to perform the functions of:
selecting a predetermined length of the audio data that comprises one or more of the sets of the audio data blocks, so that the predetermined length of the audio data is the same length or longer than each audio data block of the sets of audio data blocks, the process of selecting the predetermined length of the audio data comprising referencing most recently recorded audio data blocks from the sets of audio data blocks until the predetermined length of the audio data is achieved;
replaying the predetermined length of audio data upon receiving an instruction to replay the audio data; and
transmitting the predetermined length of audio data to a mobile device configured to store the predetermined length of audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,341,790

SELF-FITTING OF A HEARING DEVICE

iHear Medical, Inc., San...

1. A hearing device comprising: a speaker configured to produce a test output representative of one or more test sound segments corresponding to suprathreshold loudness levels within an audible range of human hearing, wherein the test output is at least partially based on programmable fitting parameters of the hearing device; memory configured to store test sound segments representative of a loud level sound and a soft level sound, and the programmable fitting parameters, wherein a first set of programmable fitting parameters are adjustable based on a consumer's assessment of the loud level sound and a second set of programmable fitting parameters are adjustable based on the consumer's assessment of the soft level sound, and wireless circuitry configured to receive a wireless command to produce the test output, wherein the wireless command is configured to cause the hearing device to produce a test output representative of the test sound segments stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,341,789

IMPLANTABLE AUDITORY PROSTHESIS WITH FLOATING MASS TRANSDUCER

COCHLEAR LIMITED, Macqua...

1. An implantable auditory prosthesis, comprising:a piezoelectric transducer configured to be implanted in a recipient and comprising at least one piezoelectric element configured to deform in response to application of electrical signals thereto so as to generate vibration for delivery to the recipient; and
one or more charge recovery inductors mechanically and electrically connected to the at least one piezoelectric element, wherein the one or more charge recovery inductors are configured to generate additional vibration for delivery to the recipient and are configured to extract non-used energy from the at least one piezoelectric element and to store the non-used energy for subsequent use by the at least one piezoelectric element.

US Pat. No. 10,341,788

HEARING AID BATTERY DRAWER WITH A THIN FILM

1. A hearing aid comprisinga housing having an outer structure and
a battery drawer configured to receive a battery and to be inserted into said housing from said outer structure,
said battery drawer comprising a cover and a surrounding structure,
wherein the surrounding structure is attached to the cover,
said surrounding structure is configured to at least partly surround said battery, and said surrounding structure is configured as a film member made in a flexible and/or bendable material, wherein said battery drawer is configured to receive said battery in said surrounding structure, such that said battery drawer upon a user of the hearing aid gripping and pulling or pushing the cover, the battery drawer is configured to be inserted into or taken out from said housing, wherein the direction of insertion of said battery drawer is substantially perpendicular to a surface of said outer structure of said housing,
wherein said film member comprises two opposing plane sides, which two opposing plane sides of the film member are configured to at least partly surround the battery on at least two opposing sides of said battery,
said two opposing sides of the film member being distanced by a further cylindrical side configured to surround at least a part of the cylindrical periphery of said battery such that said film member receives said battery in a cavity formed by the two plane sides and said cylindrical side of said film member.

US Pat. No. 10,341,787

HEARING AID ADAPTED FOR WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION

PogoTec, Inc., Roanoke, ...

1. A hearing aid system comprising:a hearing aid comprising:
a microphone;
an audio processing circuitry including an amplifier operatively coupled to the microphone, and a speaker configured to receive amplified signals from the amplifier and generate an amplified sound corresponding to the amplified signal;
a power supply circuitry configured to power the microphone, the amplifier, and the speaker;
a receiver comprising at least one coil operatively coupled to the audio processing circuitry and the power supply circuit, wherein the at least one coil is configured to receive wireless signals, and wherein the at least one coil comprises a magnetic metal core within a wire winding, the at least one coil having a receiver impedance; and
a switching circuit configured to generate first signals responsive to wireless signals in a first frequency range and couple the first signals to the audio processing circuitry and further configured to generate second signals responsive to wireless signals in a second frequency range and couple the second signals to the power supply circuitry; and
a base unit comprising a transmitter configured to transmit wireless signals in the second frequency range, wherein the transmitter comprises a transmitter coil having a transmitter impedance, wherein the transmitter impedance and the receiver impedance are optimally matched for:
a particular distance separation between the transmitter and the receiver, and non-optimized for all other separation distances; or
a particular relative orientation between the transmitter and the receiver, and non-optimized for all other relative orientations.

US Pat. No. 10,341,786

HEARING AID DEVICE FOR HANDS FREE COMMUNICATION

1. A hearing aid device comprising:at least two environment sound inputs, each for receiving sound and generating electrical sound signals representing sound;
a wireless sound input for receiving wireless sound signals;
an output transducer configured to stimulate hearing of a hearing aid device user;
a transmitter unit configured to transmit signals representing sound and/or voice, and
electric circuitry operatively coupled, in at least specific modes of operation of the hearing aid device, to the at least two environment sound inputs, the wireless sound input, the output transducer, and the transmitter unit, said electric circuitry including a dedicated beamformer-noise-reduction-system comprising a beamformer,
wherein the hearing aid device is configured to activate a wireless sound receiving mode when the wireless sound input is receiving wireless sound signals,
wherein, in the wireless sound receiving mode, the beamformer-noise-reduction-system is configured to retrieve a user voice signal representing the voice of said user of the hearing aid device from the electrical sound signals,
the wireless sound input is configured to be wirelessly connected to a communication device and to receive wireless sound signals from the communication device, and
the transmitter unit is configured to be wirelessly connected to the communication device and to transmit said user voice signal to the communication device, wherein
the hearing aid device is configured to be worn in or at an ear of the user,
the hearing air device comprises a voice activity detection unit configured to detect if said voice signal of said user is present in the electrical sound signals,
the electric circuitry is configured to estimate a noise power spectral density of a disturbing background noise from sound received with the at least one environment sound input when the voice activity detection unit detects an absence of a voice signal of the user in the electrical sound signal, and
said hearing aid device is configured to determine optimal settings for the beamformer-noise-reduction-system by combining an estimated inter-microphone noise covariance matrix with pre-determined target inter-microphone transfer function or look vector.

US Pat. No. 10,341,785

HEARING DEVICE COMPRISING A LOW-LATENCY SOUND SOURCE SEPARATION UNIT

1. A hearing device comprising:an input unit for delivering a time varying electric input signal representing an observed audio signal comprising at least two sound sources,
a cyclic analysis buffer unit of length A adapted for storing the last A audio samples,
a cyclic synthesis buffer unit of length L, where L is smaller than A, adapted for storing the last L audio samples, which are intended to be separated in individual sound sources,
a database storing an analysis dictionary and a reconstruction dictionary of recorded sound examples from each of the at least two sound sources, each recorded sound example in the database being termed an atom, wherein the reconstruction dictionary includes atoms, from each of the at least two sound sources, originating from audio samples from a first buffer of length L and the analysis dictionary includes atoms, from each of the at least two sound sources, originating from audio samples from a second buffer of length A, where for each atom, the audio samples from the first buffer overlap with the audio samples from the second buffer such that audio samples from first and second buffers form atom pairs between the analysis and reconstruction dictionaries,
a sound source separation unit for separating said electric input signal to provide at least two separated signals representing said at least two sound sources, the sound source separation unit being configured to
estimate the observed audio signal as a weighted summation of the atoms in the dictionaries stored in the database,
determine an optimal weight representation (W) of the last A audio samples of the observed audio signal by minimizing a cost function between the samples of the observed audio signal and the estimated signal given the atoms in the analysis dictionary of the database, and
generate said at least two separated signals of L audio samples by combining atoms in the reconstruction dictionary of the database using the optimal weight representation (W).

US Pat. No. 10,341,784

HEARING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM INCORPORATING DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE CUSTOMIZATION

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method implemented by a hearing device configured to be worn at, on or in an ear of a wearer, the method comprising:determining, using one or more positional sensors of the hearing device, a three-dimensional position of the hearing device in response to the wearer looking at a sound source in space;
receiving an input to the hearing device directly from the wearer while the wearer is looking at the sound source;
storing, in the hearing device, the three-dimensional position of the hearing device in response to the received input; and
adjusting a directionality of one or more microphones of the hearing device in response to the stored three-dimensional position.

US Pat. No. 10,341,783

MICROPHONE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method of manufacturing a microphone, the method comprising:forming an oxide layer, a support layer and a vibration electrode, wherein the oxide layer is formed over a substrate, wherein the vibration electrode is separated from the oxide layer with a gap therebetween, wherein the support layer is formed over the vibration electrode, wherein the vibration electrode is connected to the support layer;
forming a fixed electrode over the oxide layer that is formed over the substrate; and
forming a back plate over the fixed electrode and the oxide layer,
wherein a first portion of the support layer is bonded to and contacts a bottom surface of the fixed electrode,
wherein a second portion of the support layer is bonded to and contacts a bottom surface of the back plate,
wherein the forming of the oxide layer, the support layer and the vibration electrode comprises:
forming a first oxide film over the substrate;
forming the vibration electrode over the first oxide film;
forming a second oxide film over the vibration electrode;
forming a plurality of via holes that penetrate the second oxide film in order to connect with the vibration electrode; and
forming a sacrifice electrode and a connection electrode in the plurality of via holes,
wherein the fixed electrode having a plurality of air passages is formed over the second oxide film.

US Pat. No. 10,341,782

ULTRASONIC RECEIVER WITH COATED PIEZOELECTRIC LAYER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for fabricating an ultrasonic receiver configured to detect ultrasonic energy received at a first surface of the ultrasonic receiver, the ultrasonic receiver including an array of pixel circuits disposed on a substrate, the method comprising:coating a solution containing a polymer onto a first side of the array of pixel circuits, each pixel circuit in the array including at least one thin film transistor (TFT) element and a pixel input electrode;
subsequent to coating the solution, crystallizing the polymer to form a crystallized polymer layer; and
executing a poling process that includes applying an electric field across the crystallized polymer layer to form a piezoelectric layer that is in electrical contact with the pixel input electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,341,781

DOUBLE RING RADIATOR AND DUAL CO-AX DRIVER

TYMPHANY HK LIMITED, Wan...

1. A loudspeaker comprising:a driver, the driver comprising:
an inner magnet disposed within a housing of the loudspeaker;
an outer magnet disposed within the housing radially outward of the inner magnet;
an inner voice coil having a first diameter;
an outer voice coil having a second diameter, the second diameter being larger than the first diameter;
wherein poles of the inner and outer magnets are oppositely disposed;
wherein the inner magnet is configured to contribute only to a magnetic circuit of the inner voice coil; wherein the outer magnet is configured to contribute to the magnetic circuit of the inner voice coil and to a magnetic circuit of the outer voice coil;
the loudspeaker further comprising:
a yolk having a generally U-shaped cross-section disposed at a rear of the driver;
a frame secured to the yolk;
a diaphragm connected to the frame and extending across a front of the driver; and
a phase plug disposed centrally at the front of the driver and protruding therefrom,
wherein the diaphragm is said connected to the frame at a periphery of the loudspeaker and is also connected centrally to the phase plug.

US Pat. No. 10,341,779

MINIATURE SOUNDING DEVICE

AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD...

1. A miniature sounding device, comprising:a fixing system; and
a vibrating system comprising a diaphragm, a voice coil which is arranged underneath the diaphragm and is configured to drive the diaphragm to vibrate and sound, and a flexible circuit board arranged at an external side of the voice coil, the voice coil comprising a first end surface which is connected with the diaphragm and a second end surface which is opposite to the first end surface, the flexible circuit board and the voice coil connected to a horizontal plane of the diaphragm;
wherein, a first surface adjacent to the diaphragm of the flexible circuit board is level with the first end surface of the voice coil.

US Pat. No. 10,341,776

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a body;
a first support structured to move around an outer surface of the body, wherein the first support extends from the body along a line in a first direction;
a second support fixed to the body, wherein the second support extends from the body along a line in a second direction different from the first direction;
an ear loop extended from the first support to the second support, such that the ear loop forms a closed loop with the first support, the second support, and the body, wherein a shape of the ear loop changes according to a movement of the first support; and
a tilting unit installed inside the body,
wherein the tilting unit includes:
a damper-seated part being a plate and elongated along a region in which the first support is moved, wherein the damper-seated part includes ridges and valleys;
a damper controller elongated from a central axis of the body to the damper-seated part; and
a damper member fixed to the damper controller between the damper controller and the damper-seated part to contact the ridges or the valleys of the damper-seated part and coupled with the first support, and
wherein the damper member rotates in a clockwise direction or a counter-clockwise direction with respect to the central axis of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,341,775

APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RENDERING A SPATIAL AUDIO OUTPUT SIGNAL

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising;using a first microphone and a second microphone to detect ambient noise where the first microphone is positioned at a first position within a headset and the second microphone is positioned at a second position within the headset;
comparing the ambient noise detected by the first microphone to the ambient noise detected by the second microphone to determine locations of the microphones;
using the determined locations of the microphones to enable a spatial audio output signal to be rendered by the headset;
using the locations of the microphones to determine whether or not the headset is being worn; and
in response to determining that the headset is not being worn, pausing the spatial audio output signal rendered by the headset.

US Pat. No. 10,341,774

VIDEO AUDIO SYSTEM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A video audio system comprising:an electroacoustic conversion unit which includes an electroacoustic conversion film having a macromolecular composite piezoelectric body formed by dispersing piezoelectric body particles in a viscoelastic matrix formed of a macromolecular material that is viscoelastic at normal temperature and thin film electrodes respectively laminated on both surfaces of the macromolecular composite piezoelectric body, curves and supports the electroacoustic conversion film, and uses at least a part of the electroacoustic conversion film as a vibration region; and
a display device which is a screen or a video display device to which videos are projected,
wherein the vibration region has a square shape,
a surface of the electroacoustic conversion unit on the electroacoustic conversion film side has a square shape,
at least one of the electroacoustic conversion units is disposed on a rear surface opposite to a surface of the display device on which videos are displayed, and a plurality of vibration regions is arranged on the entire rear surface of the display device,
the video audio system is provided with any of a constitution in which one electroacoustic conversion unit having the plurality of vibration regions is included, a constitution in which a plurality of the electroacoustic conversion units each having one vibration region is included or a constitution in which a plurality of the electroacoustic conversion units each having the plurality of vibration regions is included,
location information of the vibration regions is included in sound data that are input to the electroacoustic conversion units, and
a proportion of a total area of the plurality of vibration regions in an area of a region in the display device on which videos are displayed is 80% or more.

US Pat. No. 10,341,772

AUDIO STICK FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS SPEAKERS

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. An apparatus for interfacing between a digital audio source device and two or more wireless speakers, comprising:a connector that connects to the digital audio source device, and that receives power from the digital audio source device, wherein the apparatus is powered by the received power;
an input digital audio interface that receives an input digital audio signal from the digital audio source device via a wired signal path;
a processor that receives the input digital audio signal from the input digital audio interface, and that generates an output digital audio signal comprising a surround audio signal; and
a wireless transceiver including an output audio transmitter that receives the output digital audio signal from the processor, and that transmits two or more calibration tones and the output digital audio signal to the two or more wireless speakers via a wireless signal path, wherein each calibration tone is unique for one of the wireless speakers,
wherein the wireless transceiver receives audio data from a first wireless speaker via the wireless signal path, and wherein the audio data has been recorded by the first wireless speaker from one of the calibration tones rendered by a second wireless speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,341,771

MAIN SPEAKER, SUB SPEAKER AND SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A system, comprising:a main speaker configured to:
receive a first audio signal from a first source device, and
output first audio associated with the first audio signal; and
at least one sub speaker configured to:
communicate with the first source device wirelessly or by wire, and
selectively operate in one of a first mode or a second mode,
wherein the at least one sub speaker, when operating in the first mode, is further configured to output second audio associated with the first audio signal received directly from the first source device
wherein the at least one sub speaker, when operating in the second mode, is further configured to output audio associated with a second audio signal received from a second source device,
wherein the first mode and the second mode are identified by respective mode LEDs,
wherein the first audio signal encodes data representing a plurality of sounds,
wherein, when the at least one sub speaker is operating in the first mode and a particular user input is received:
one of the main speaker or the at least one sub speaker extracts a particular sound, of the plurality of sounds, from the first audio signal and outputs only the extracted particular sound, and
another one of the main speaker or the at least one sub speaker outputs remaining sounds, of the plurality of sounds, from the first audio signal and does not output the extracted particular sound, and
wherein, when the at least one sub speaker is operating in the first mode and the particular user input is not received, the first audio outputted by the main speaker and the second audio outputted by the at least one sub speaker include each of the plurality of sounds encoded in the first audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,770

ENCODED AUDIO METADATA-BASED LOUDNESS EQUALIZATION AND DYNAMIC EQUALIZATION DURING DRC

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for loudness equalization in a playback system, comprising:receiving audio content, and metadata for the audio content, wherein the metadata includes a plurality of dynamic range control (DRC) gain values that have been computed for the audio content;
deriving a playback level from a user volume setting for the playback system;
comparing the playback level with an assigned mixing level that is assigned to the audio content;
applying an inverse DRC characteristic to the plurality of DRC gain values received in the metadata to compute a plurality of instantaneous loudness values for the audio content, wherein the inverse DRC characteristic is an inverse of a DRC characteristic that was applied to the audio content at an encoding side to produce the DRC gain values; and
computing a plurality of parameters that define an equalization filter by which the received audio content is filtered before driving a speaker in the playback system, wherein the parameters are computed based on 1) the plurality of instantaneous loudness values computed using the inverse DRC characteristic, and 2) the comparing of the playback level with the mixing level.

US Pat. No. 10,341,769

SOUND AMPLIFICATION SYSTEM INTEGRATED WITH BACK CAVITY PRESSURE SENSING AND AUDIO PLAYER

ZILLTEK TECHNOLOGY (SHANG...

1. A sound amplification system integrated with back cavity pressure sensing, comprising:a loudspeaker body, comprising: a vibrating diaphragm, a voice coil connected with the vibrating diaphragm, and a back cavity, wherein the voice coil is connected to a driving unit, at least one microphone is disposed in the back cavity, and the microphone senses an internal pressure of the back cavity;
a computing unit, making an estimation of a displacement of the vibrating diaphragm based on the internal pressure; and
a processing unit, determining the displacement of the vibrating diaphragm when compared with a reference displacement, when it is determined that the displacement exceeds a set threshold, a pre-compensation signal is generated and provided to the driving unit;
wherein the internal pressure and the displacement of the vibrating diaphragm are closely linked and shown as the following formula:
p(s)=X(s)*S/Ca;
wherein p(s) is the Laplace transform of the internal pressure of the back cavity;
X(s) is the Laplace transform of the equivalent displacement of the vibrating diaphragm;
s is a Laplace independent variable;
S is an equivalent area of the vibrating diaphragm; and
Ca is a mechanical compliance of the back cavity;
wherein an equivalent circuit of the loudspeaker comprises a primary circuit, and the primary circuit comprises force Fcoil generated by a coil, the coil and the vibrating diaphragm velocity v in the circuit, an equivalent inductance of the loudspeaker mass Mms, an equivalent resistance of the loudspeaker resistance Rms, and an equivalent capacitance of the loudspeaker mechanical compliance Cms; and
wherein primary equivalent force of a converter F?=pS, wherein F? is the primary equivalent force of the converter, p is the internal pressure of the back cavity, and S is the equivalent area of the vibrating diaphragm; and
the equivalent circuit of the loudspeaker further comprises a secondary circuit, and the secondary circuit comprises the equivalent capacitance of the loudspeaker mechanical compliance Ca, and a secondary body velocity U=vS in which U is secondary body velocity, v is the coil and the vibrating diaphragm velocity, and S is the equivalent area of the vibrating diaphragm; and wherein a ratio between the primary circuit and the secondary circuit is S:1.

US Pat. No. 10,341,768

SPEAKER ADAPTATION WITH VOLTAGE-TO-EXCURSION CONVERSION

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a current and a voltage for a transducer;
converting the voltage to a converted displacement value using a voltage-to-displacement adaptive filter;
determining an error signal based on the current, the voltage, and the converted displacement value; and
updating the voltage-to-displacement adaptive filter using the error signal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,767

SPEAKER PROTECTION EXCURSION OVERSIGHT

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method, comprising:modifying an input audio signal by an excursion limiter based on a first excursion prediction to obtain an excursion-limited audio signal for reproduction at a transducer;
determining a second excursion prediction based on at least one speaker monitor signal;
determining a third excursion prediction based on the excursion-limited audio signal; and
adjusting the modifying by the excursion limiter of the input audio signal based on the second excursion prediction, wherein the step of adjusting the modifying of the input audio signal comprises comparing the second excursion prediction and the third excursion prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,341,766

MICROPHONE APPARATUS AND HEADSET

1. A microphone apparatus configured to provide an output audio signal (SF) in dependence on voice sound (V) received from a user of the microphone apparatus, the microphone apparatus comprising:a first microphone unit configured to provide a first input audio signal (X) in dependence on sound received at a first sound inlet;
a second microphone unit configured to provide a second input audio signal (Y) in dependence on sound received at a second sound inlet spatially separated from the first sound inlet;
a linear main filter (F) with a main transfer function (HF) configured to provide a main filtered audio signal (FY) in dependence on the second input audio signal (Y);
a linear main mixer (BF) configured to provide the output audio signal (SF) as a beamformed signal in dependence on the first input audio signal (X) and the main filtered audio signal (FY); and
a main filter controller (CF) configured to control the main transfer function (HF) to increase the relative amount of voice sound (V) in the output audio signal (SF),
characterized in that the microphone apparatus further comprises:
a linear suppression filter (Z) with a suppression transfer function (Hz) configured to provide a suppression filtered signal (ZY) in dependence on the second input audio signal (Y);
a linear suppression mixer (BZ) configured to provide a suppression beamformer signal (Sz) as a beamformed signal in dependence on the first input audio signal (X) and the suppression filtered signal (ZY);
a suppression filter controller (CZ) configured to control the suppression transfer function (Hz) to minimize the suppression beamformer signal (SZ);
a linear candidate filter (W) with a candidate transfer function (Hw) configured to provide a candidate filtered signal (WY) in dependence on the second input audio signal (Y);
a linear candidate mixer (BW) configured to provide a candidate beamformer signal (SW) as a beamformed signal in dependence on the first input audio signal (X) and the candidate filtered signal (WY);
a candidate filter controller (CW) configured to control the candidate transfer function (Hw) to be congruent with the complex conjugate of the suppression transfer function (HZ); and
a candidate voice detector (AW) configured to use a voice measure function (A) to determine a candidate voice activity measure (Vw) of voice sound (V) in the candidate beamformer signal (Sw), and in that the main filter controller (CF) further is configured to control the main transfer function (HF) to converge towards being congruent with the candidate transfer function (Hw) in dependence on the candidate voice activity measure (Vw).

US Pat. No. 10,341,765

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SOUND BEAMS

InSoundz Ltd., Raanana (...

1. A sound processing system, comprising:a sound sensing unit including a plurality of microphones, wherein each microphone is configured to capture non-manipulated sound signals, wherein at least a portion of the non-manipulated sound signals is stored in a database;
a beam synthesizer including a plurality of first modules, each first module corresponding to one of the plurality of microphones, wherein each first module is configured to filter the non-manipulated sound signals captured by the corresponding microphone to generate filtered sound signals;
a sound analyzer communicatively connected to the sound sensing unit to receive the captured non-manipulated sound signals and to the beam synthesizer, wherein the sound analyzer is configured to generate a manipulated sound beam based on the filtered sound signals; and
a switch, wherein the switch is configured to provide sound signals to the sound analyzer from at least one of: the sound sensing unit, and the database.

US Pat. No. 10,341,764

STRUCTURES FOR DYNAMICALLY TUNED AUDIO IN A MEDIA DEVICE

1. A method, comprising:receiving acoustic data associated with an acoustic output;
determining, using the acoustic data, a target low frequency response associated with an audio device, the audio device comprising a hybrid radiator formed using a smart fluid;
determining a value associated with a property of the smart fluid, the value being determined based on the target low frequency response associated with the audio device;
calculating, using a dynamic tuning application implementing a dynamic tuning algorithm, a magnitude of an external stimulus associated with the value, wherein the magnitude of the external stimulus is calculated, based on the dynamic tuning algorithm, to modify the property of the smart fluid to achieve the target low frequency response at the hybrid radiator; and
sending a control signal to a source, the control signal configured to cause the source to apply the external stimulus of the magnitude, the external stimulus including an electric current, an application of the external stimulus configured to change the property of the smart fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,341,763

PASSIVE RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDU...

1. A passive radiator assembly for a loudspeaker system comprising:a pair of passive radiators including a first passive radiator and a second passive radiator; and
a frame having a first opening, a second opening and a third opening, wherein the first opening and the second opening are located on parallel sides of the frame, respectively, wherein the first passive radiator and the second passive radiator are mounted into the first opening and the second opening of the parallel sides of the frame, respectively, so as to oppose each other at a predetermined distance,
wherein the first passive radiator has a first maximum excitation amplitude and the second passive radiator has a second maximum excitation amplitude, and wherein the predetermined distance between the mounted first passive radiator and the mounted second passive radiator is larger than a sum of the first maximum excitation amplitude and the second maximum excitation amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,341,762

DYNAMIC GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A SPECIFIC SUBJECT OF INTEREST

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A system for packaging and distribution of media content, comprising:a memory configured to store location information of a plurality of subjects located in a defined area,
wherein audio from each subject of the plurality of subjects is captured with at least one audio-capture device of a plurality of audio-capture devices; and
circuitry configured to:
assign a weight to each subject of the plurality of subjects based on at least one of social media trends associated with each subject of the plurality of subjects or historical performance information of each subject of the plurality of subjects;
select a subject-of-interest from the plurality of subjects in the defined area based on the weight assigned to each subject of the plurality of subjects;
select a set of audio-capture devices from the plurality of audio-capture devices, based on a location of the selected subject-of-interest;
receive a set of audio streams from the selected set of audio-capture devices;
generate a multi-channel audio based on the received set of audio streams, the location of the subject-of-interest, and a set of locations of a set of subjects equipped with the selected set of audio-capture devices; and
communicate the generated multi-channel audio to a consumer device,
wherein an acoustic environment that surrounds the subject-of-interest in the defined area is reproduced as a surround sound environment at the consumer device from a perspective of the subject-of-interest, based on an output of the multi-channel audio by the consumer device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,761

ACOUSTIC WAVEGUIDE FOR AUDIO SPEAKER

Tymphany HK Limited, Wan...

1. An audio system, comprising:a pair of loudspeakers disposed in a common acoustic cavity; and
an acoustic waveguide disposed in the common acoustic cavity between the pair of loudspeakers,
wherein the audio systems includes only one acoustic waveguide,
wherein the acoustic waveguide comprises:
a first main surface facing the woofer; and
a second main surface facing the tweeter,
wherein the first main surface and the second main surface are smoothly connected to each other, and
wherein the first main surface is convex facing the woofer and the second main surface is bell-shaped facing the tweeter.

US Pat. No. 10,341,760

ELECTRONIC EAR PROTECTION DEVICES

IP Holdings, Inc., Grand...

1. An electronic ear protection device, comprising:a pair of ear cups, each having a speaker therein;
a headband positioned above the pair or ear cups; and
a pair of arms that connect the pair of ear cups to opposite ends of the headband; and
an electronic sound control module attached to the headband, the module comprising:
one or more microphones configured to detect an ambient sound and generate a corresponding ambient sound signal,
one or more inputs operable to control a volume of the ambient sound signal delivered to the speakers in the ear cups via one or more cables that extend from the electronic sound control module to the speakers, and
circuitry operable to process the ambient sound signal and to communicate the processed ambient sound signal to the speakers in the ear cups via the one or more cables,
wherein a user can actuate the one or more inputs of the electronic sound control module attached to the headband to thereby control the volume of ambient sound provided to the user through the speakers in the ear cups.

US Pat. No. 10,341,759

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WIND AND NOISE REDUCTION FOR A HEADPHONE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of noise reduction for a headphone comprising:receiving an acoustic signal from an external microphone positioned outside a housing of an earcup of the headphone;
receiving an acoustic signal from an internal microphone positioned inside the housing of the earcup;
processing a downlink signal to generate an estimate of a speaker signal that is to be output by a speaker of the headphone;
removing the estimate of the speaker signal from the acoustic signal from the internal microphone to generate a corrected internal microphone signal;
spectrally mixing the corrected internal microphone signal with the acoustic signal from the external microphone to generate a mixed signal, wherein
a lower frequency portion of the mixed signal includes a corresponding lower frequency portion of the corrected internal microphone signal, and
a higher frequency portion of the mixed signal includes a corresponding higher frequency portion of the acoustic signal from the external microphone,
processing the corrected internal microphone signal to generate an anti-noise signal; and
adding the anti-noise signal to the downlink signal to generate the speaker signal to be output by the speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,341,758

WIRELESS AUDIO SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATING AUDIO INFORMATION USING THE SAME

BESTECHNIC (SHANGHAI) CO....

1. A wireless audio system, comprising:a first wireless headphone configured to:
receive, from an audio source, audio information using a first type of short-range wireless communication;
in response to successfully receiving the audio information from the audio source, generate an error correcting code based on the audio information; and
transmit an error correcting message including the error correcting code without transmitting the audio information; and
a second wireless headphone configured to:
receive, only from the audio source, the audio information using the first type of short-range wireless communication;
receive, from the first wireless headphone, the error correcting message including the error correcting code; and
in response to successfully receiving the audio information from the audio source based on the error correcting code, transmit an acknowledgement (ACK) message to the audio source,
wherein one of the first and second wireless headphones works in a snoop mode to communicate with the audio source based on communication parameters of another one of the first and second wireless headphones.

US Pat. No. 10,341,757

EARPHONE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An earphone comprising: an audio transmitter configured to transmit sound; a housing having an internal space for containing the audio transmitter; a sound passage pipe having a tubular shape and configured to be inserted into an external auditory canal to guide sound produced at the audio transmitter into the external auditory canal; a radiator configured to radiate light into the external auditory canal; and a light receiver disposed in the internal space of the housing and configured to convert the light into a signal, the light having been reflected off the external auditory canal and passed through an internal space of the sound passage pipe, wherein the housing, the sound passage pipe, and the radiator are disposed in this order, and wherein the radiator is located outside the housing;the earphone, further comprising a reflector in the internal space of the housing, the reflector reflecting the light that has passed through the internal space of the sound passage pipe toward the light receiver.