US Pat. No. 10,687,691

ENDOSCOPIC INSTRUMENT HAVING MOVABLE DISTAL TOOL

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A medical device, comprising:a handle assembly;
a shaft extending from the handle assembly, wherein the shaft includes:
a flexible distal portion having a distal end,
an outer sheath having a first passage extending therethrough,
an inner sheath having a second passage extending therethrough, wherein the outer sheath circumferentially surrounds the inner sheath,
a wire that extends through the first passage of the outer sheath, and
a hub at the distal end of the distal portion, wherein the wire is coupled to the hub, wherein the inner sheath is coupled to the hub, wherein the hub defines a first lumen, and wherein the first lumen of the hub is in fluid communication with the second passage of the inner sheath; and
a tool coupled to the hub, wherein the tool extends distally from the hub, and wherein the tool includes:
a tube having a second lumen passing therethrough, wherein the second lumen of the tube is in fluid communication with the first lumen of the hub, and wherein, along at least a segment of the tube, a cross-sectional width of the tube does not increase between a proximal end of the segment and a distal end of the segment, and
a distalmost face that is wider than the segment of the tube, and wherein the distalmost face defines a distally-facing aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,687,689

FOOTWEAR CLEANING DEVICE

1. A footwear cleaning device, including:a handle; and
a head connected to the handle, the head including a first tool on a first portion of the head, a second tool on a second portion of the head, a third tool on a third portion of the head, a fourth tool on a fourth portion of the head and a fifth tool on a fifth portion of the head,
wherein the first tool, the second tool, the third tool, the fourth tool, and the fifth tool are each different from one another, the first tool comprising pointed spikes, the second tool comprising a first frustrum structure adapted for cleaning between cleats, the third tool comprising a pointed structure adapted for digging, the fourth tool comprising a substantially planar section adapted for scraping, the fifth tool comprising a second frustrum structure adapted for brushing,
wherein the handle, the head, the first tool, the second tool, the third tool, the fourth tool, and the fifth tool are a unitary part consisting of only a plastic, a polymer, a thermoplastic elastomer, a thermoplastic polyetherester elastomer or an acetal homopolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,687,686

DISHWASHER APPLIANCE DOORS AND LIGHT ASSEMBLIES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A dishwasher door defining a mutually-orthogonal vertical, lateral, and transverse direction, the dishwasher door comprising:a forward door panel defining an indicator aperture;
a light source directed downward along the vertical direction; and
an indicator lens spaced apart from the light source along the vertical direction, the indicator lens extending from a projection surface to a receiving surface, the receiving surface facing the light source to receive a light emission therefrom, the projection surface being nonparallel to the receiving surface, the indicator lens defining a projection path directing at least a portion of the light emission through the indicator aperture and from the projection surface.

US Pat. No. 10,687,682

APPLICATOR STORAGE BOX

1. An applicator storage device, comprising:an elongated, generally rectangular-shaped main body having an open top end, a closed bottom end, and a plurality of sides that define a watertight interior space;
a lid that is configured to engage the open top end of the main body and to transition between an open position and a closed position, said lid including a top surface, a bottom surface and a plurality of side surfaces; and
an applicator attachment mechanism that is positioned along the bottom surface of the lid, said applicator attachment mechanism having a major axis that is perpendicular to a major axis of the lid, and
said applicator attachment mechanism comprising a threaded post having a shape and size that is configured to engage a threaded receiver of a floor finish applicator and to position a distal end of the engaged floor finish applicator adjacent to the closed bottom end of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,687,672

SINK DRAIN STOPPER DECORATIVE CAP

1. A sink drain stopper decorative cap comprising:a cap base, a lip, and an embellishment;
wherein the sink drain stopper decorative cap couples to the top of a drain stopper in a sink;
wherein the embellishment enhances the appearance and/or supplement the function of the drain stopper;
wherein the embellishment is coupled to the top of the cap base such that the embellishment is visible within the sink whether the drain stopper is blocking the flow of water or not;
wherein the embellishment is decorative, functional, or a combination thereof;
wherein the functional embellishment is a clock;
wherein the clock comprises a clock housing, a display, a controller, and one or more batteries.

US Pat. No. 10,687,670

SHEAR BLADE ASSEMBLY FOR A BLENDER

VITA-MIX MANAGEMENT CORPO...

1. A blender system comprising:a blender container comprising a first end and a second end;
a shearing blade assembly disposed proximal to the second end of the blender container, the shearing blade assembly comprising:
a shearing mechanism comprising at least one side wall comprising a plurality of apertures, an open end, and a closed end;
a choke plate disposed proximal to the open end; and
a shearing blade disposed within the shearing mechanism, wherein the shearing blade is configured to rotate about an axis,
wherein rotation of the shearing blade operatively draws foodstuff into the open end and forces foodstuff out through the plurality of apertures to shear the foodstuff.

US Pat. No. 10,687,665

STUFFED WAFFLE MAKER

1. A stuffed waffle cooking device comprisinga bottom pan comprising
an interior surface comprising a plurality of indented gridlike waffle features,
an exterior surface, and
a recessed circumferential lip;
a top pan comprising
an interior surface comprising a plurality of indented gridlike waffle features,
an exterior surface, and
a recessed circumferential lip;
a first side plate insert comprising
an interior surface and an exterior surface,
a first end portion comprising a first handle portion,
a second end portion,
a top edge, and a bottom edge, such that the bottom edge is configured to nest in a portion of the bottom pan recessed circumferential lip, and the top edge is configured to nest in a portion of the top pan recessed circumferential lip when the top pan is inverted over the bottom pan;
a second side plate insert comprising
an interior surface and an exterior surface,
a first end portion comprising a second handle portion,
a second end portion, such that the first handle portion and second handle portion are connected at a hinge, such that the second end portion of the first side plate insert and the second end portion of the second side plate insert are drawn together when the first handle portion and second handle portion are squeezed together in scissor motion, and are moved apart when the first handle portion and second handle portion are pulled apart in scissor motion,
a top edge, and a bottom edge, such that the bottom edge is configured to nest in the portion of the bottom pan circumferential lip, and the top edge is configured to nest in the portion of the top pan circumferential lip when the top pan is inverted over the bottom pan; and
a hinge assembly comprising
a hinge support plate comprising an inverted “C” shaped slot,
a support pin configured to move between an elevated resting position at a top end of the “C” shaped slot, and a lower resting position at a lower end of the “C” shaped slot, and
a hinge having
a first side attached to the top plate, and
a second side supported by the support pin, such that the hinge assembly has a first orientation where the top pan is spaced apart from the bottom plate to accommodate the first and second side plate inserts, and a second orientation where the recessed circumferential lip of the top pan may be closed to the recessed circumferential lip of the bottom pan.

US Pat. No. 10,687,662

SUSCEPTOR ON A FIBER REINFORCED FILM FOR EXTENDED FUNCTIONALITY

Graphic Packaging Interna...

1. A construct for heating a food product or other item, comprising:at least one wall at least partially surrounding an interior of the construct, the at least one wall comprising a susceptor structure that comprises:
a carrier layer;
a reinforcing layer comprising a fibrous material;
a susceptor disposed between the carrier layer and the reinforcing layer; and a support secured to the reinforcing layer,
the reinforcing layer absorbs shear stresses between the carrier layer and the support, and the carrier layer and the reinforcing layer together have a higher glass transition temperature than a glass transition temperature of the carrier layer alone;
wherein the reinforcing layer is configured such that one or more protrusions extend outwardly from a plane along which the reinforcing layer extends; and
wherein at least a portion of the susceptor is disposed along the one or more protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,687,661

COFFEE MACHINE, MORE PARTICULARLY ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAID COFFEE MACHINE

RANCILIO GROUP S.P.A., V...

1. A coffee machine, comprising:at least one hot water generator,
at least one brewing group for brewing coffee, said at least one brewing group comprising a brewing duct,
a cold water supply pipe connected to a cold water source for supplying cold water to the at least one hot water generator, the cold water supply pipe having a cold water supply pipe inlet at said cold water source and a cold water supply pipe outlet at the at least one hot water generator,
a main hot water supply pipe connecting the at least one hot water generator to the at least one brewing group, the main hot water supply pipe having a main hot water supply pipe inlet at the at least one hot water generator and a main hot water supply pipe outlet at the at least one brewing group, and
a hot water return pipe connecting the at least one brewing group to the at least one hot water generator, said hot water return pipe having a hot water return pipe inlet at the at least one brewing group and a hot water return pipe outlet at the at least one hot water generator,
wherein the coffee machine further comprises one or more additional hot water supply pipes for supplying hot water to the at least one brewing group, the one or more additional hot water supply pipes having one or more additional hot water supply pipe inlets, separate from the main hot water supply pipe inlet, at a hot water source and one or more additional hot water supply pipe outlets, separate from the main hot water supply pipe outlet, at the at least one brewing group, and
wherein the brewing group comprises a connecting portion arranged between the main hot water supply pipe, the one or more additional hot water supply pipes and the hot water return pipe, and the brewing duct of the brewing group, said connecting portion being provided with a plurality of channels, which are designed so that, when brewing coffee, the plurality of channels direct hot water flow from both the main hot water supply pipe and the one or more additional hot water supply pipes toward the brewing duct of the brewing group and, through the brewing duct, toward coffee powder contained in the brewing group, and during stand-by intervals between brewing, the plurality of channels prevents the hot water flow from the main hot water supply pipe and the one or more additional hot water supply pipes toward the brewing duct of the brewing group, directs hot water flow from the main hot water supply pipe into the hot water return pipe, and limits hot water flow through the one or more additional hot water supply pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,687,660

ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING AN ESPRESSO COFFEE

LA MARZOCCO S.R.L., Scar...

1. A machine for preparing and dispensing an espresso coffee comprising:a dispensing group and a corresponding boiler;
a pump which receives heated water and which is configured to pump said heated water towards said boiler;
a flow meter arranged between said pump and said boiler and configured to measure a water flow rate from said pump to said boiler;
a memory for storing at least one pressure profile, wherein said pump is configured to operate according to said pressure profile during coffee dispensing; and
a control unit connected to the flow meter and which is configured to stop dispensing of the espresso coffee from the dispensing group based on a measurement of water flow calculated from a starting time of the coffee dispensing.

US Pat. No. 10,687,647

PIVOTING PLATFORM FOR A MAILBOX

1. A support for a base of a mailbox comprising:a first platform for placement within a recessed base defined by a mailbox;
a second platform for placement below the first platform;
a hinge connecting the first platform to the second platform, a first edge of the hinge secured to a recessed thickness lip defined by a terminal end of the first platform and a second end of the hinge secured to a reduced thickness lip defined by a terminal end of the second platform;
the first platform defining a first edge, the first edge in communication with a side portion of a central panel along a first rail and a second rail, each of the first rail and second rail being extendable in a lateral direction from openings defined by the central panel;
the first panel defining a second edge, the second edge in, communication with a side portion of a central panel via a third rail and a fourth rail, each of the third and fourth rails being extendable in a lateral direction from openings defined by the central panel;
wherein the hinge allows for pivoted movement of the mailbox secured to the first platform which moves relative to a fixed position of the second platform.

US Pat. No. 10,687,644

CUP HOLDER ADAPTER FOR MUG

1. An adapter for a cup holder, comprising:a top section configured to hold a mug;
a generally vertical slot in the top section, the slot being configured to receive a handle of the mug;
at least one insert coupled to the vertical slot, the insert configured to fit snuggly around the handle of the mug for securely holding the mug in the top section; and
a bottom section configured for inserting into the cup holder.

US Pat. No. 10,687,609

ORAL CARE IMPLEMENT

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. An oral care implement comprising:a head having a front surface;
a plurality of tooth cleaning elements comprising:
a plurality of inclined bristle tufts circumferentially arranged about a first reference ring on the front surface that surrounds a reference axis that intersects the front surface, each of the plurality of inclined bristle tufts extending from the front surface of the head so as to converge toward the reference axis with increasing distance from the front surface; and
an elastomeric member extending from the front surface of the head at a position within the first reference ring;
wherein the elastomeric member has a conical shape.

US Pat. No. 10,687,595

HAND HELD APPLIANCE

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A hairdryer comprising a body and a handle, the body having an inlet end and an outlet end, and a first fluid flow path extending through the body in an axial direction from a first fluid inlet through which a first fluid flow enters the hairdryer at the inlet end to a first fluid outlet for emitting the first fluid flow from the hairdryer at the outlet end, wherein a primary fluid flow path extends from a second fluid inlet in the handle through which a primary fluid flow enters the hairdryer to a second fluid outlet at the outlet end of the body, and within the body, the primary fluid flow path surrounds the first fluid flow path, wherein a first end of the handle is connected to the body and the second fluid inlet is located at a second end of the handle that is spaced from the first end in a longitudinal direction of the handle, and wherein a fan unit is located in a first duct in the handle for drawing fluid through the second fluid inlet and the fan unit is spaced in the longitudinal direction from the second fluid inlet and the second end so that a portion of the first duct is located between the second fluid inlet and the fan unit in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,687,589

PROTECTIVE ENCLOSURE FOR A ZIPPER

CleanBrands, LLC, Warwic...

1. A zipper enclosure comprising:an enclosure base configured to be attached to an article that includes a zipper for joining first and second portions of the article together when the zipper is closed, the enclosure base including a first base portion and a second base portion that is a separate component from the first base portion, the first base portion configured to be located on the first portion of the article and the second base portion configured to be located on the second portion of the article; and
an enclosure cover hingedly coupled to only one of the first base portion and the second base portion, the enclosure cover configured to secure the first and second base portions to each other when the zipper is closed and the enclosure cover is closed on the enclosure base, the first and second base portions being separable from each other when the enclosure cover is released from the enclosure base.

US Pat. No. 10,687,585

ADJUSTABLE SHOE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A SHOE

Cornell University, Itha...

1. An adjustable shoe, comprising:an outsole having a middle portion hingedly attached to a forefoot portion at a forefoot angle, and the middle portion is also hingedly attached to a heel portion at a heel angle;
a segmented driveshaft spanning from the forefoot portion of the outsole to the heel portion of the outsole, wherein rotation of a front segment of the driveshaft causes the forefoot portion of the outsole to rotate about the hinge axis thereby adjusting the forefoot angle;
a first motor operable to rotate the driveshaft; and
a processor in communication with the first motor, wherein the processor is programmed to operate the first motor to provide adjustment to the shoe.

US Pat. No. 10,687,583

SHOCK ABSORBING MEMBER FOR SOLE OF SHOE AND SHOE INCLUDING SHOCK ABSORBING MEMBER

Mizuno Corporation, Osak...

1. A shock absorbing member for a sole of a shoe, the shock absorbing member comprising:support members spaced apart from each other; and
a connection member laid across, and connecting together, the support members, wherein
each of the support members includes:
a wall capable of elastically deforming by external force in a vertical direction; and
at least one tube provided to the wall, and
while inserted through the tube of the support member, the connection member is integrally formed in a closed shape with ends of the connection member having no seams.

US Pat. No. 10,687,570

CAPABLE CLOTHING PANTS

1. A pair of pants comprising a waistband, a front pants flap, and one or more lift loops, wherein the front pants flap comprises a first fastener extending along a width of a top portion of the front pants flap, wherein the waistband comprises a second fastener extending along a width of the waistband adjacent to the front pants flap, wherein the first fastener and the second fastener are selectively coupled with each other such that the front pants flap is positioned in a raised configuration when the first fastener is coupled with the second fastener and the front pants flap is positioned in a lowered configuration when the first fastener is removed from the second fastener to provide access to the pelvic area of the patient without removing the pants, wherein the pants further comprise a pair of first lift loops and a pair of second lift loops for lifting a user, wherein each lift loop of the pair of first lift loops is positioned about a side portion of the waistband and each lift loop of the pair of second lift loops is positioned about a back portion of the waistband adjacent to each other such that a finger may be positioned simultaneously through both lift loops of the pair of second lift loops, wherein each lift loop of the pair of first and second lift loops are attached to and secured within a seam of the waistband.

US Pat. No. 10,687,558

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

CHANGZHOU PATENT ELECTRON...

1. An electronic cigarette comprising a battery module and an atomizing module, the battery module and the atomizing module being arranged along a vertical direction with the atomizing module at a top side and the battery module at a bottom side along the vertical direction, wherein the battery module is provided with a battery joint surface, the atomizing module is provided with an atomizing joint surface, the battery joint surface and the atomizing joint surface are substantially flat surfaces extending along a horizontal direction perpendicular to the vertical direction; the atomizing joint surface is provided with a guide rib, and the battery joint surface is provided with a guide groove, or the atomizing joint surface is provided with a guide groove, and the battery joint surface is provided with a guide rib; both the guide rib and the guide groove extend along the horizontal direction, when the battery module and the atomizing module are caused to move relative to each other along the horizontal direction, the guide rib slides in the guide groove until the guide rib is fitted in the guide groove, so that the battery module and the atomizing module are assembled together.

US Pat. No. 10,687,552

CARTRIDGE WITH A HEATER ASSEMBLY FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A cartridge for use in an aerosol-generating system, comprising:a liquid storage portion comprising a housing configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the housing having an opening; and
a heater assembly comprising at least one heater element fixed to the housing and extending across the opening of the housing, wherein the heater assembly is substantially flat and formed in a single plane,
wherein the at least one heater element of the heater assembly has a width that is smaller than a width of the opening of the housing,
wherein the at least one heater element is fluid-permeable and comprises
a plurality of electrically conductive filaments, and
a mesh having interstices between the electrically conductive filaments,
wherein the housing of the liquid storage portion contains a capillary material, and
wherein the capillary material extends into the interstices between the filaments.

US Pat. No. 10,687,551

INSECT COMPOSITIONS

INSECTERGY, LLC, Baltimo...

1. A method to grow insects, the method includes:(a) providing: a first insect feeding chamber including a first interior and including insects present within the first interior, the first insect feeding chamber is configured to grow the insects; and a second insect feeding chamber including a second interior and including additional insects present within the second interior, the second insect feeding chamber is configured to grow the additional insects;
(b) after step (a), introducing an air supply including a pre-determined temperature and a predetermined-humidity via a first fan to: the first interior of the first insect feeding chamber to grow the insects; and the second interior of the second insect feeding chamber to grow the additional insects;
(c) after step (b), evacuating a first gas from the first insect feeding chamber and a second gas from the second insect feeding chamber with a second fan;
(d) after step (c), combining the first gas with the second gas to produce a combined gas; and
(e) after step (d), filtering the combined gas.

US Pat. No. 10,687,540

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF LOW THERMOPHILE AND LOW SPORE MILK POWDER

Caloris Engineering, LLC,...

1. A method of processing a milk stream comprising:supplying a milk stream to a pre-evaporator;
concentrating the milk stream using the pre-evaporator, thereby producing an intermediate concentration milk, and directing the intermediate concentration milk to a buffer tank;
cooling and accumulating a holdup volume of the intermediate concentration milk in the buffer tank, wherein the intermediate concentration milk is cooled to between about 35° F. to about 50° F., thereby producing a cooled intermediate concentration milk;
drawing and reheating the cooled intermediate concentration milk from the buffer tank, thereby producing a reheated intermediate concentration milk; and
concentrating the reheated intermediate concentration milk using a finisher evaporator, thereby producing a final concentration milk;
wherein the holdup volume of the intermediate concentration milk is accumulated by the pre-evaporator producing the intermediate concentration milk at a rate greater than a rate at which the finisher evaporator draws the cooled intermediate concentration milk from the buffer tank.

US Pat. No. 10,687,537

PIZZA DOUGH PRESS APPARATUS AND METHOD

MHI Restaurant Group LLC,...

1. A press system configured for pressing a dough, comprising:a press assembly comprising a press mold comprising a central portion having a first dimension, an edge portion having a second dimension, and an intermediate portion having a third dimension and comprising a first angled surface and a second angled surface, wherein the first angled surface is inclined at a first angle with respect to a horizontal plane and the second angled surface is inclined at a second angle with respect to the horizontal plane;
an expansion cavity defined by the central portion configured to receive at least a portion of the pliable material when the press system impinges the dough;
wherein the intermediate portion is provided radially between the central portion and the edge portion, and the third dimension is greater than the first and second dimensions.

US Pat. No. 10,687,526

GAS DEPLETION AND GAS ADDITION DEVICES FOR BLOOD TREATMENT

Hemanext Inc., Lexington...

1. A gas addition device for adding gas to a blood product comprising:a. an enclosure;
b. one or more liquid chambers;
wherein said one or more liquid chambers further comprise one or more flow control features that disrupt laminar flow and wherein said one or more flow control features are half the height of said one or more liquid chambers and are the width of said one or more liquid chambers;
c. two or more gas addition chambers;
d. at least one gas permeable barrier separating at least one of said one or more liquid chambers from said two or more gas addition chambers;
e. at least one liquid inlet; and
f. at least one liquid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,687,523

BREAKAWAY BOOM SEGMENT WITH PERFORATED OUTER WALLS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of making a breakaway boom segment for use with a sprayer boom of an agricultural sprayer, the method comprising:forming a first blank from a flat piece of sheet material by cutting along a path including an outer perimeter path providing an outer perimeter shape of the first blank and cutting along multiple cutout paths providing a cutout perimeter shape corresponding to openings extending through the first blank;
forming a generally U-shaped, multi-flanged first channel piece by bending outer side portions of the first blank in a common direction relative to an intermediate portion of the first blank in which the openings of the first blank are arranged such that the multi-flanged first channel piece is defined by a perforated side wall formed from the intermediate portion of the first blank and a pair of flanges formed of the bent outer side portions of the first blank with the pair of flanges spaced from each other and extending perpendicularly from the perforated side wall in a common direction with a channel opening defined between the pair of flanges;
forming a second blank from the flat piece of sheet material by cutting along a path including an outer perimeter path providing an outer perimeter shape of the second blank and cutting along multiple cutout paths providing a cutout perimeter shape corresponding to openings extending through the second blank;
forming a generally U-shaped, multi-flanged second channel piece by bending outer side portions of the second blank in a common direction relative to an intermediate portion of the second blank in which the openings of the second blank are arranged such that the multi-flanged second channel piece is defined by a perforated side wall formed from the intermediate portion of the second blank and a pair of flanges formed of the bent outer side portions of the second blank with the pair of flanges of the multi-flanged second channel piece spaced from each other and extending perpendicularly from the perforated side wall of the multi-flanged second channel piece in a common direction with a channel opening of the multi-flanged second channel piece defined between the pair of flanges of the multi-flanged second channel piece;
forming a box from the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces by connecting the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces to each other with the respective channel openings facing each other such that upper and lower flanges of the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces provide overlapping wall segments at upper and lower walls of the box;wherein the upper flange of one of the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces includes a recess formed therein between and spaced from first and second ends of the one of the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,687,516

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING THE MANAGEMENT OF DATA ASSOCIATED WITH A PET

1. A method for facilitating the management of data associated with a pet, the method comprising: receiving, using a communication device, at least one data from at least one IoT device associated with a pet; generating, using a processing device, a pet profile corresponding to the pet based on the at least one data associated with the pet; analyzing, using the processing device, the pet profile based on machine learning; generating, using the processing device, at least one instruction based on the analyzing; and transmitting, using the communication device, the at least one instruction to at least one device, wherein the at least one data comprises historical data and current data, wherein the method further comprises retrieving, using a storage device, the historical data from a database, wherein the method further comprises performing, using the processing device, the machine learning based on the historical data, wherein the analyzing of the at least one data comprises analyzing the current data.

US Pat. No. 10,687,510

EASY-TO-FOLD AND EASY-TO-ASSEMBLE BOX AND PET HOUSE USING THE BOX

XIAMEN SUNNYPET PRODUCTS ...

1. An easy-to-fold and easy-to-assemble box comprising:a left panel,
a right panel,
a front frame,
a rear frame,
a bottom panel, and
a top cover;
wherein the left panel and the right panel are formed by connecting two or more sideboards in a vertical direction through a first rotatable connector;
the bottom panel has a rotatable connection end and a movable end;
the rotatable connection end is rotatably connected to a lower part of the front frame or a lower part of the rear frame through a second rotatable connector;
a bottom surface of the movable end abuts against the lower part of the rear frame or the lower part of the front frame;
an inner side of each of the two ends of the front frame or the rear frame is provided with a vertical edge strip;
the length of the vertical edge strip along a length extending direction of the left panel is equal to or more than the thickness of the bottom panel;
one end of both, the left panel and the right panel, is connected to the vertical edge strip through a third rotatable connector;
an other end of both, the left panel and the right panel is correspondingly connected to the rear frame or the front frame;
the top cover is connected to an upper part of an outer wall of the front frame or the rear frame through a 360-degree rotational connector;
the top cover is turned downward to abut against an outer side wall of the front frame or the rear frame;
the bottom panel is turned upward to abut against an inner wall of the front frame or the rear frame; and
the sideboards of the left panel and the right panel are sequentially folded to make the front frame and the rear frame move toward each other, so as to fold the box.

US Pat. No. 10,687,509

FEEDTHROUGH ELECTRICAL CONNECTION, AND EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL CAGES AND MONITORING SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME

Vium, Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. A cage for housing at least one experimental animal, the cage comprising:one or more walls that enclose a living space for at least one experimental animal, at least one of the one or more walls comprising a plastic material; and
at least one electrical feedthrough that traverses the at least one wall, the at least one electrical feedthrough comprising:
an internal electrical contact located inside the living space;
an external electrical contact located outside the living space; and
a compressible post interlocking the internal and external electrical contacts with each other, the compressible post configured to inelastically expand in diameter when compressed, the internal and external electrical contacts being electrically connected through the compressible post.

US Pat. No. 10,687,476

AUTOMATED PLANT TRIMMER

Bloom Automation, Inc., ...

1. An automated device for trimming an untrimmed plant stem comprising:a transport mechanism for holding and moving the plant stem;
a camera and an imaging stage;
a cutting armature having cutting structure for trimming the plant stem; and
a central processor;
wherein the transport mechanism moves the plant stem proximate to the imaging stage for image capture; the camera disposed toward the imaging stage to capture at least one image of the plant stem; the central processor receiving the at least one image from the camera to create a trim map using at least some data gathered from the at least one image; and the central processor moving the cutting armature as guided by the trim map to position the cutting structure against the plant stem for trimming the plant stem whereby the untrimmed plant stem is changed to a trimmed plant stem;
wherein the transport mechanism includes at least one car mounted to a conveyor system, the car having a chuck to releasably hold the plant stem at the imaging stage; and
wherein the chuck is rotatably mounted to hold the plant stem at different orientations, and the rotation of the chuck being driven by a motor receiving signals from the central processor;
wherein the cutting armature includes a hollow chamber having an elongated generally vertical slit in its outer wall to provide access to the interior of the chamber, the cutting structure being mounted in the hollow chamber, a source of reduced air pressure communicating with the interior of the hollow chamber to draw in plant parts from the plant stem and removing the plant parts when the plant parts are cut from the plant stem, and the hollow chamber having a lower end which slides along the imaging stage and an upper end receiving control signals from the central processor.

US Pat. No. 10,687,475

PRUNING SHEARS HAVING BOTH FUNCTIONS OF HANGING ON TREE BRANCH AND ABSORBING SHOCK

1. Pruning shears having both functions of hanging on a tree branch and absorbing a shock, the pruning shears comprising:a saw (81),
a first body (10) configured to include a first cutting portion (11) comprising plurality of first slip prevention depressions (12) configured to prevent a slip during cutting of a tree branch, on one side thereof, and a first grip portion (15) which has a sliding portable saw accommodation means (80) configured to accommodate the saw (81), on a remaining side thereof;
a second body (20) configured to include a second cutting portion (21) which corresponds to the first cutting portion (11) on one side thereof, and a second grip portion (25) which is disposed on a remaining side thereof;
a hinge member (30) configured to hinge the first body (10) and the second body (20) to each other such that the first and the second cutting portions (11, 21) and the first and the second grip portions (15, 25) move toward and away from each other, respectively;
a spring (40) configured to be held on spring holding pins (42) provided on opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and to impart elasticity between the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25);
a shock-absorbing member (50) provided on any one of the opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and configured to come into elastic contact with a remaining one of the opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25) and then absorb an impact applied to a hand of an operator at a moment when the operator grips the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and presses them inward and thus the first cutting portion (11) and the second cutting portion (21) cut off a branch or stem; and
a rubber elastic hanger member (56) provided on any one of the opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and protruded from the any one of the opposite inner surfaces by a predetermined length in a direction perpendicular to the any one of the opposite inner surfaces,
wherein the sliding portable saw accommodation means (80) comprises:
an accommodation depression (82) disposed on an outer surface of the first grip portion (15),
a guide rail (85) formed within the accommodation depression (82) along a longitudinal direction of the accommodation depression (82), the guide rail (85) being configured such that the saw (81) is slidable along the guide rail (85),
an accommodation coupling hole (87) disposed in one end side of the saw (81) and configured to engage with a fastening pin (84) and maintain an accommodated state of the saw (81) the fastening pin (84) being disposed in the first grip portion (15) and configured to move forward and backward in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the accommodation depression (82), and
a separation coupling hole (83) disposed in a remaining end side of the saw (81) and configured to engage with the fastening pin (84) and maintain an exposed state of the saw (81) such that the saw (81) is located within the accommodation depression (82) when not in use, and, when the saw (81) is used, the fastening pin (84) coupled in the accommodation coupling hole (87) of the saw (81) is uncoupled, the saw (81) slides downward along the guide rail (85) and is exposed from the first grip portion (15), and then the fastening pin (84) is coupled in the separation coupling hole (83) of the saw (81).

US Pat. No. 10,687,473

GRASS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND GRASS MANAGEMENT METHOD

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A grass management system comprising:a baler configured to discharge a bale of grass onto a farm field at a discharge position;
a position detector configured to detect a current position of the baler; and
circuitry configured to
estimate an estimated discharge position at which the bale becomes to have a predetermined size,
determine a prohibited area,
determine whether the estimated discharge position is in the prohibited area, and
set the estimated discharge position as the discharge position if the estimated discharge position is not in the prohibited area, and a position between the current position and the estimated discharge position as the discharge position if the estimated discharge position is in the prohibited area.

US Pat. No. 10,687,464

ZERO TURN RADIUS MOWER CONTROLS

1. A zero turn radius (ZTR) mower having a pair of rear drive wheels and a mowing deck including a plurality of cutting blades, comprising:an electric storage battery;
a pair of electric wheel motors each operable to rotate one of the rear drive wheels;
a plurality of electric blade motors each operable to rotate one of the plurality of cutting blades; and
a master controller in communication with each of the pair of wheel motors and the plurality of blade motors, wherein the master controller is operable to control the speed and rotational direction of each of the pair of wheel motors and the plurality of blade motors and wherein the master controller is operable to stop rotation of the cutting blades when the wheel motors are operating below a threshold speed.

US Pat. No. 10,687,460

AIR-ASSISTED AGITATION FOR TANKS OF APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural product delivery system, comprising:at least one particulate material supply compartment;
at least one particle delivery unit for applying particulate material from the supply compartment;
a conveying system providing a flow of particulate material from the at least one particulate material supply compartment to the at least one particle delivery unit;
a pneumatic agitation system operably connected to the at least one compartment;
a compressor; and
a plurality of nozzles disposed on the at least one particulate material supply compartment, the plurality of nozzles operably connected to the compressor, each nozzle of the plurality of nozzles positioned on and against a portion of a surface positioned to contact particulate material in the particulate material supply compartment,
wherein the at least one particulate material supply compartment comprises a plurality of particulate material supply compartments, and wherein at least one particulate material supply compartment of the plurality of particulate material supply compartments comprises:
a pair of tapered opposing sidewalls;
a pair of triangular opposing sidewalls; and
at least one nozzle of the plurality of nozzles positioned on at least one sidewall of the pair of tapered opposing sidewalls, and at least one other nozzle of the plurality of nozzles positioned on at least one sidewall of the pair of triangular opposing sidewalls, and
wherein each tapered opposing sidewall includes a plurality of spaced-apart ridges, and wherein the at least one nozzle of the plurality of nozzles is positioned between two of the spaced-apart ridges.
US Pat. No. 10,689,292

POZZOLANIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING FLY ASH AND REMEDIATION AGENTS FOR USE IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS

CR Minerals Company, LLC,...

1. A pozzolanic composition for use in concrete, said composition comprising a non-spec fly ash and/or a Class C fly ash combined with a natural pozzolan, wherein said natural pozzolan is present in a concentration of about 1 wt % to about 99 wt %, wherein the combination of said natural pozzolan with said non-spec fly ash and/or said Class C fly ash results in said pozzolanic composition meeting a specification for pozzolanic mixtures, pozzolan admixtures, or supplementary cementitious materials in concrete under ASTM and/or AASHTO, wherein (a) when said composition comprises a non-spec fly ash, said specification is a Class C fly ash specification or a Class F fly ash specification pertaining to pozzolanic admixtures in concrete; and (b) when said composition comprises a Class C fly ash, said specification is a Class F fly ash specification.
US Pat. No. 10,687,499

MAIZE INBRED PH47SK

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH47SK, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under NCMA accession number 202004009.
US Pat. No. 10,689,551

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE

1. An adhesive composition comprising:(1) a first filler selected from the group consisting of expanded clay, expanded graphite, expanded mica, expanded shale, expanded vermiculite, pumice, scoria, ceramic microspheres, diatomaceous earth, perlite, fumed silica and combinations thereof;
(2) a second filler, which is different from the first filler, selected from the group consisting of tin oxide, indium oxide, antimony oxide, aluminum oxide, titanium oxide, iron oxide, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, chalk, alkaline silicate, silica, ball-shaped iron, ball-shaped copper, ball-shaped aluminum, ball-shaped zinc, ball-shaped gold, ball-shaped silver, and ball-shaped tin, and combinations thereof;
wherein the second filler has an aspect ratio of 1 to 10;
(3) a third filler, which is different from the first filler, selected from the group consisting of flaky iron, flaky copper, flaky aluminum, flaky zinc, flaky gold, flaky silver, and flaky tin; aluminum nitrides, silicon nitrides, boron nitrides, carbon black, flaky silicates, flaky wollastonite, alkaline and alkaline earth metal carbonates, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, alkaline borates, and combinations thereof;
wherein the third filler has an aspect ratio of more than 10;
(4) a (co)polymer selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyamides, thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic polyolefins, styrene-butadiene (SB), styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene (SEBS), styrene-isoprene (SI), styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS), styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS), styrene-isoprene-butadiene (SIB), styrene-isoprene-butadiene-styrene (SIBS) copolymers, and combinations thereof;
(5) optionally a tackifier; and
(6) optionally an additive, selected from the group consisting of extender oils, plasticizers, dyes, adhesion promoters, waxes, antioxidants, surfactants, stabilizers, rheology modifiers, cross-linking agents, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,687,501

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068438

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068438, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125767.
US Pat. No. 10,689,296

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A GYPSUM SLURRY OR A GYPSUM PRODUCT WITH THE USE OF A WAX POWDER, PRODUCTS OBTAINED BY THE PROCESS AND USE OF THE WAX POWDER FOR OBTAINING A MOISTURE-RESISTANT GYPSUM PRODUCT

Sasol Wax GmbH, Hamburg ...

1. A process for manufacturing a gypsum slurry comprising:bringing together and mixing at least the following components: gypsum, water and a wax powder, wherein
0.1 to 10 wt.-% of the wax powder are contained in the gypsum slurry, relative to mass of dry gypsum;
the wax powder, before being brought together and mixed with the gypsum and water, having
a particle size below 500 ?m for all wax particles, and
an average particle size d50 (number average) of below 200 ?m; and
the wax powder comprises the following wax composition:
i. 70 to 95 wt.-% hydrocarbon wax,
ii. 5 to 30 wt.-% of a polar wax,
iii. 0 to 10 wt.-% hydrocarbon resins, and
iv. 0.1 to 5 wt.-% of one or more components selected from the group consisting of one or more polyols, starches, sugars, and derivatives thereof; andwhereinthe wax composition has a dynamic viscosity at 100° C. of below 12 cP and
the wax composition has an acid number below 10 mg KOH/g.
US Pat. No. 10,689,554

GLUE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Sanford, L.P., Atlanta, ...

1. A glue composition, comprising:a metallocene-catalyzed polyolefin wax present in an amount of at least 25 percent, by weight of the composition;
a tackifier present in an amount of at least 20 percent, by weight of the composition;
a mineral oil;
a plasticizer; and
a lubricant,
wherein the glue composition contains no water,
wherein the glue composition is solid at room temperature and is configured to provide an adhesive layer onto a substrate upon abrasion thereagainst, and
wherein the tackifier and the mineral oil are encapsulated, such that an encapsulated composition comprises the mineral oil in an amount of from 5 percent to 30 percent, by weight of the encapsulated composition, and the tackifier in an amount of from 70 percent to 95 percent, by weight of the encapsulated composition.
US Pat. No. 10,688,026

BUFFERED MICROENCAPSULATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Premier Dental Products C...

1. A microcapsule formulation comprising a plurality of microcapsules and a carrier, said microcapsules formed by contacting: an aqueous buffered solution to an oil phase, a polymer, and an emulsifying agent, said emulsifying agent which is soluble into the oil phase and which sterically stabilizes the buffered solution, wherein each of said microcapsules having a semi-permeable shell and encapsulating therein said buffered solution and an additive, wherein said buffered solution is in contact with the semi-permeable shell, and wherein the microcapsules are substantially disposed within the carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,688,285

SPINAL SUBPIAL GENE DELIVERY SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of spinal trans-parenchymal infection of a nucleic acid molecule in a subject comprising administering a nucleic acid molecule to the subpial space of a subject, wherein the step of administering comprises:(a) exposing a spinal segment of a vertebra of the subject;
(b) creating a pial opening within the spinal segment by penetrating the pia with a needle tip of a guide tube at an angle of about 5-10° relative to the pia;
(c) advancing a catheter through the guide tube into the subpial space; and
(d) delivering the nucleic acid molecule to the subpial space of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,689,316

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF 3,3,3-TRIFLUOROPROPENE

MEXICAN FLUOR S.A. DE C.V...

1. A process for preparing 3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1243zf), the process comprising:(a) fluorinating CCl3CH2CH2Cl (250fb) to produce a reaction product comprising CF3CH2CH2Cl (253fb) in the liquid phase conducted at a temperature from 20° C. to 100° C., in a first reactor, using HF as the fluorinating agent; and
(b) dehydrohalogenating 253fb to produce 1243zf in the vapour phase, conducted at a temperature from 250° C. to 350° C., in the presence of a catalyst in a second reactor.
US Pat. No. 10,688,035

PROTECTIVE LIQUID COSMETIC PRIMER

1. A liquid primer for cosmetics, comprising95-99% by weight of silicones selected from the group consisting of dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, and combination thereof;
lychee oil,
vitamin E, and
gold dust.
US Pat. No. 10,688,037

COMPOSITIONS AND METHOD FOR HAIR REGROWTH

Nutraceutical Wellness In...

1. A composition for promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss, comprising from about 100 mg to 1000 mg of an extract of Curcuma longa, from about 100 mg to 1000 mg of an extract of the roots and leaves of Withania somnifera, at least about 200 mg of saw palmetto extract, from about 225 mcg to 300 mcg of iodine and a pharmaceutically acceptable encapsulating material.
US Pat. No. 10,689,580

FLAME-RETARDANT VANILLIN-DERIVED MONOMERS

International Business Ma...

1. A process of forming a flame-retardant polymer, comprising:forming a phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule selected from the group consisting of a chlorophosphate-based molecule and a phosphonate-based molecule;
forming a vanillin derivative;
chemically reacting the vanillin derivative with the phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule to form a flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer; and
polymerizing the flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer.
US Pat. No. 10,689,581

BIOCHAR PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION

Proton Power, Inc., Leno...

1. A biochar product comprising:a carbon component produced from at least biomass or a waste stream, wherein the carbon component includes graphene; and
one or more mineral components originating from at least the biomass or the waste stream.
US Pat. No. 10,689,583

PROCESS FOR REMOVING SULFUR COMPOUNDS FROM HYDROCARBON STREAMS

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for removing CS2 from hydrocarbon streams comprising contacting a hydrocarbon stream with a clinoptilolite adsorbent or a barium exchanged chabazite containing zeolite adsorbent and adsorbing CS2using size selective adsorption to produce a hydrocarbon stream having a reduced CS2 content, and regenerating the clinoptilolite adsorbent or barium exchanged chabazite containing zeolite adsorbent with a regenerant stream comprising a hydrotreated hydrocarbon stream forming a regeneration effluent.
US Pat. No. 10,688,046

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR VANCOMYCIN ORAL LIQUID

CutisPharma, Inc., Wobur...

1. A non-sterile stable liquid formulation formulated for oral administration, consisting of:(a) 0.1-0.4% w/v citric acid,
(b) water,
(c) a sweetener that is sucralose,
(d) 0.02-0.08% w/v sodium benzoate,
(e) 20-60 mg/ml vancomycin hydrochloride, and
(f) flavoring agent,
wherein the non-sterile stable liquid formulation is homogenous and stable for at least 2 weeks at ambient and refrigerated temperature and has a pH of 2.5-4.5.
US Pat. No. 10,687,535

CHELATED METAL OXIDE GEL COMPOSITIONS

AG Tech LLC, Richmond, V...

1. A homogeneous aqueous gel composition comprising:an aqueous solution comprising glycerine, water and a chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex; and
a cationic gel,
wherein the aqueous solution is homogeneously suspended in the cationic gel,
wherein the chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex is cationic and is a coordination compound,
wherein the chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex comprises a metal oxide chelate and chitosan and the metal oxide chelate is a metal carboxylate complex, and
wherein the chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex is homogeneously suspended in the aqueous solution.
US Pat. No. 10,688,049

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A FREEZE-DRIED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING MITOMYCIN C

1. Process for the preparation of a freeze-dried pharmaceutical composition comprising mitomycin C, comprising freeze-drying a solution of mitomycin C, wherein the solution comprises a mixture of tert.-butanol and water, which mixture comprises 84 to 95 wt. % tert.-butanol.
US Pat. No. 10,688,061

FORMATION OF DELIVERY AGENTS TARGETED TO DEGRADED ELASTIC FIBERS

Clemson University Resear...

1. A method of forming a delivery agent, the method comprising:forming a micro- or nano-sized biodegradable particle, the biodegradable particle comprising a biocompatible polymer;
associating a biologically active agent with the particle, the biologically active agent comprising a tannin, a flavonoid, a flavolignan, a phenolic rhizome, a favan-3-ol a cathepsins inhibitor, an MMP inhibitor, an elastase inhibitor, a lysyl oxidase, copper ions, forskolin, TGF-?, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid, Nitrilotriacetic acid, hydroxyethyl ethylenediaminetriacetic acid, 8-Hydroxy-7-iodo-5-quinolinesulfonic acid, poly(gamma-glutamic acid, sodium thiosulphate, or alpha-lipoic acid; and
attaching an anchoring agent to a surface of the biodegradable particle, the anchoring agent comprising an anti-elastin antibody or a fragment thereof that specifically binds amorphous cross-linked elastin.
US Pat. No. 10,688,063

TREATING AND/OR PREVENTING INSULIN-RESISTANCE RELATED WEIGHT GAIN

University of South Flori...

1. A method of reducing weight gain in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising:administering an effective amount of 2-acetylcyclopentane-1,3-dione (ACPD) to the subject in need thereof, wherein the subject in need thereof has insulin resistance.
US Pat. No. 10,688,067

STERILIZED CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF STERILIZING A CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE

Sage Products, LLC, Cary...

1. A sterilized chlorhexidine product for topical disinfection, said sterilized chlorhexidine product comprising:a sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate composition;
an applicator for facilitating application of the sterilized chlorhexidine composition; and
a barrier configured to be compromised to impregnate the applicator with the sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate composition;
wherein the sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate composition comprises chlorhexidine gluconate and alcohol.
US Pat. No. 10,688,069

SPORTS HEALTH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITION

REV Pharmaceuticals LLC, ...

1. A topical composition comprising about 20-40 wt % L-arginine, about 0.01-1 wt % forskolin, about 10-35 wt % skin penetration enhancer consisting of a mixture of methyl salicylate and menthol, and about 40-70 wt % base or carrier component, the composition dilating blood vessels to thereby allow lactic acid to dissipate from muscular tissue during exercise or during the recovery phase after exercise.
US Pat. No. 10,688,073

OPHTHALMIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING A NITRIC OXIDE RELEASING PROSTAMIDE

NICOX SA, Valbonne (FR)

1. An ophthalmic aqueous composition in the form of solution comprising 0.005% to 0.18% w/w hexanoic acid, 6-(nitrooxy)-, (1S,2E)-3-[(1R,2R,3S,5R)-2-[(2Z)-7-(ethylamino)-7-oxo-2-hepten-1-yl]-3,5-dihydroxycyclopentyl]-1-(2-phenylethyl)-2-propen-1-yl ester, and from 0.5% w/w to 1.5% w/w macrogol 15 hydroxystearate.
US Pat. No. 10,693,203

METAL-AIR BATTERY AND METAL-AIR BATTERY MODULE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A metal-air battery comprising:a negative electrode;
a positive electrode;
an ion conducting membrane disposed between the negative electrode and the positive electrode;
a positive electrode current collector disposed on a surface of the positive electrode and comprising a plurality of pores;
a first insulating gas diffusion layer disposed on an upper surface of the positive electrode current collector; and
a second insulating gas diffusion layer disposed on a lower surface of the positive electrode current collector,
wherein the first insulating gas diffusion layer and the second insulating diffusion layer are separated from each other,
wherein the first insulating gas diffusion layer and the second insulating gas diffusion layer are separated from each other, and
wherein the positive electrode current collector comprises a folded portion forming a “U” shape, and the first and the second insulating gas diffusion layers are respectively positioned on each of the opposite surfaces of the folded positive electrode current collector.
US Pat. No. 10,689,617

T-CELL RECEPTOR-DEFICIENT T CELL COMPOSITIONS

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A method of treating cancer in a human subject in need thereof which comprises administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of isolated primary human T cells or progeny thereof, which isolated primary human T cells:(i) have been modified to functionally impair and/or to reduce expression of the endogenous T cell receptor (TCR); and
(ii) have been modified to express at least one functional exogenous non-TCR receptor comprising a ligand binding domain which binds to a ligand expressed by tumor cells of said subject, which exogenous ligand binding domain directly or indirectly mediates T cell signaling upon the binding of the ligand binding domain to a ligand expressed by a tumor cell in the treated subject.
US Pat. No. 10,689,620

T CELLS WITH INCREASED IMMUNOSUPPRESSION RESISTANCE

ADAPTIMMUNE LIMITED, Abi...

1. A population of modified T cells which express an antigen receptor which binds specifically to cancer cells and a cAMP phosphodiesterase (PDE) or fragment thereof,wherein said cells comprise a heterologous nucleic acid encoding the cAMP phosphodiesterase (PDE).
US Pat. No. 10,688,085

USE OF STATIN-BASED DRUG FOR TREATMENT OF EML4-ALK-POSITIVE NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER PROGRESSING ON ALK INHIBITOR

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY FOUND...

1. A method comprising:confirming whether a resistance to an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor has been acquired in a patient with EML4-ALK positive non-small cell lung cancer,
confirming whether Yes-associated protein (YAP) is activated in the patient,
selecting a statin-based drug for treatment of EML4-ALK positive non-small cell lung cancer when resistance to the ALK inhibitor has been acquired and YAP is activated in the patient, and
administering to the patient who has acquired resistance to the ALK inhibitor and has activated YAP a pharmaceutical composition comprising a statin-based drug.
US Pat. No. 10,690,651

SMALL MOLECULE METABOLITES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF DISEASE RISK

FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RE...

1. A method of diagnosing and treating bacterial vaginosis in a subject, the method comprising:collecting a sample from the subject;
assessing a small molecule metabolomic profile by measuring levels of indicative metabolites comprising at least two of:
a metabolite associated with the presence of clue cells;
a metabolite associated with the presence of amine odors; and
a metabolite associated with vaginal discharge;
comparing the small molecule metabolomic profile with a diagnostic metabolomic profile;
determining that there is a match between the small molecule metabolomic profile and the diagnostic metabolomic profile of at least 50%, the match being indicative of bacterial vaginosis; and
administering an antibiotic treatment to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,688,088

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION, USE OF MEFLOQUINE IN FIXED DOSE, AND METHOD FOR TREATING TUBERCULOSIS

Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, R...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:mefloquine;
pyrazinamide; and
one or more excipients,
wherein the ratio of mefloquine to pyrazinamide is about 0.5 to about 1.0.
US Pat. No. 10,689,635

ALPHA-AMYLASE VARIANTS AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME

1. An alpha-amylase variant comprising a substitution at position 185 with Pro and a substitution at position 201 with Tyr, wherein(a) each position corresponds to SEQ ID NO: 1,
(b) the alpha-amylase variant has at least 80% and less than 100% sequence identity to amino acids 1 to 481 of SEQ ID NO: 14, and
(c) the alpha-amylase variant has alpha-amylase activity.
US Pat. No. 10,689,381

VINBLASTINE 20? AMIDES: SYNTHETIC ANALOGS THAT MAINTAIN OR IMPROVE POTENCY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY OVERCOME PGP-DERIVED EFFLUX AND RESISTANCE

The Scripps Research Inst...

whereinY— is fluoro (—F) or hydrido (—H), and
Ra— is a ring system containing up to a total of three 5-, 6- or 7-membered rings that are fused or otherwise directly bonded to each other,
said ring system being carbocyclic or heterocyclic in which ring atoms other than carbon are the same or different and are nitrogen (N), oxygen (O) or sulfur (S), and said heterocyclic ring system contains up to three ring heteroatoms, and
up to four substituents that are the same or different are present bonded to ring atoms of said ring system, said substituents being selected from the group consisting of C1-C7 hydrocarbyl, trifluoromethyl, phenyl, halogen (fluoro, chloro or bromo), cyano, nitro, C1-C7 acyl, amino, mono- or di-C1-C7 hydrocarbylamino, a nitrogen-bonded heterocyclic ring of 5- or 6 members that can contain 1 or 2 additional ring hetero atoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, acylamido containing 1-7 carbon atoms, sulfonylamido containing 1-7 carbon atoms, oxycarbonylamido containing 1-7 carbon atoms, C1-C7 hydrocarbyloxy, N—C1-C7 hydrocarbyl acylamido containing 1-7 carbon atoms in the acyl group, N—C1-C7 hydrocarbyl sulfonylamido containing 1-7 carbon atoms in the sulfonamido group, N—C1-C7 hydrocarbyl oxycarbonylamido containing 1-7 carbon atoms in the oxycarbonyl group, trifluoromethoxy, trifluoromethylamino, trifluoromethylamino oxycarbonyl containing 1-7 carbon atoms in the oxycarbonyl group, and C1-C7 hydrocarbylthioxy group.
US Pat. No. 10,690,666

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MODULATING TH-GM CELL FUNCTION

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SI...

1. A method of treating an inflammatory disorder in a patient, comprising administering an effective amount of a modulating agent that inhibits Th-GM function,wherein the patient exhibits a limited response or no response to a TNF-? inhibitor therapy, wherein the inflammatory disorder is mediated by granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-secreting T-helper (Th-GM) cells
wherein the modulating agent is a signal transducer and activator of transcription 5 (STAT5) inhibitor, and
wherein the inflammatory disorder is rheumatoid arthritis.
US Pat. No. 10,689,643

TARGETED TRANSPOSITION FOR USE IN EPIGENETIC STUDIES

ACTIVE MOTIF, INC., Carl...

1. A method of making a nucleic acid sequence library comprising:a. extracting chromatin from cells to provide a sample containing chromatin;
b. adding to said sample containing chromatin at least one assembled conjugate comprising a targeting protein covalently conjugated to a stable transposase:transposon complex containing a transposase complexed with a transposon cassette, wherein:
(i) the targeting protein binds a target protein or a target DNA-binding site; and
(ii) the transposon cassette comprises:
(1) transposase recognition sequences required for catalysis of a DNA integration reaction;
(2) one or more oligonucleotide bar code sequences to uniquely identify the conjugated protein; and
(3) primer sites for DNA amplification;
c. allowing said at least one conjugate to locate at its/their target proteins and/or target DNA-binding sites in said chromatin;
d. tagging nucleic acid in said chromatin with said conjugate by inducing an intermolecular reaction between said transposase recognition sequences and said nucleic acid; and
e. performing PCR amplification of the tagged nucleic acid using the primer sites.
US Pat. No. 10,689,654

BIVALENT SIRNA CHIMERAS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Augusta University Resear...

1. A bivalent aptamer-siRNA chimera comprising:first and second ends, wherein the first and second ends comprise an aptamer that specifically binds a target protein; and
an siRNA construct between the first and second ends, wherein the siRNA construct is processed by cellular RNAi machinery to produce at least two different siRNAs that specifically inhibit expression of two or more different genes in a cell expressing the target protein.
US Pat. No. 10,688,124

AMORPHOUS CALCIUM CARBONATE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CALCIUM MALABSORPTION AND METABOLIC BONE DISORDERS

AMORPHICAL LTD, Beer-She...

1. A method for enhancement of bone mineral density in a subject suffering from a bone metabolism associated disorder, disease, or condition, the method comprising:orally administering to said subject an effective amount of a composition comprising stable amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) having at least one stabilizer, in combination with a bisphosphonate, wherein the bisphosphonate is administered in a dose lower than a standard therapeutic dose, wherein the composition is present in an oral dosage form, and wherein each dosage form comprises at least 1% of elemental calcium from ACC and wherein the method comprises administering at least 2 ?g/kg of bisphosphonates.
US Pat. No. 10,689,665

HYBRID RICE HR180001

RICETEC, INC., Alvin, TX...

1. Hybrid rice seed HR180001, wherein a representative sample of seed was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125519.
US Pat. No. 10,688,128

USE OF Z-BUTYLIDENEPHTHALIDE IN ACTIVATING AUTOIMMUNE SYSTEM

EVERFRONT BIOTECH INC., ...

1. A method for activating autoimmune system, comprising administering to a subject for inhibition of expression of immune checkpoint antigens of cancer cells an effective amount of Z-butylidenephthalide (Z-BP) and an effective amount of mononuclear cells.
US Pat. No. 10,688,129

METHOD OF PRODUCING A DESIGNER BLOOD PRODUCT, METHOD OF USING A DESIGNER BLOOD PRODUCT, AND DIET FOR SELECTIVELY ENHANCING BLOOD PROFILE

CENTRAL BIOMEDIA, INC., ...

1. A method of producing a serum for administration to an equine patient, said method comprising the steps of:(a) pre-treating at least one donor horse with a diet and immunization regimen for at least one month wherein said diet and immunization regimen is different from a prior diet and/immunization routine of the donor horse prior to the pre-treating step, said diet and immunization regimen comprising:
(i) feeding said donor horse a combined amount of EPA and DHA ranging from 60 mg/kg horse/day to 65 mg/kg horse/day with the EPA:DHA ratio ranging from 1:5-5:1, and alfalfa hay; and
(ii) immunizing said donor horse with the following vaccinations Rhodococcus equi, Streptococcus equi, Escherichia coli, 7-way Clostridial, equine herpes virus and equine influenza;
(b) drawing blood from said at least one donor horse;
(c) permitting said blood to clot, thereby producing clotted blood comprising a liquid material and a cellular material;
(d) separating said liquid material from said cellular material; and
(e) concentrating said liquid material into a concentrated serum product.
US Pat. No. 10,689,670

RECOMBINANT YEAST CELL

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

1. A recombinant yeast cell functionally expressing one or more heterologous nucleic acid sequences encoding for ribulose-1,5-phosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (EC4.1.1.39; Rubisco) and one or more phosphoribulokinase (EC2.7.1.19; PRK), wherein the phosphoribulokinase is under control of a promoter, which has a PRK expression ratioanaerobic/aerobic of 2 or more, and wherein the PRK promoter comprises, in a sequence thereof, one or more of: NNNATTGTTNNN (SEQ ID NO:120); TCGTTYAG (SEQ ID NO:121); AAAAATTGTTGA (SEQ ID NO:122); or TCGTTYAG (SEQ ID N0:121) and AAAAATTGTTGA (SEQ ID NO:122).
US Pat. No. 10,691,468

TECHNIQUES OF RETRIEVING BIOS DATA FROM BMC

AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTER...

8. A computer system, comprising:a baseboard management controller (BMC), including
a first memory; and
first at least one processor coupled to the first memory and configured to:
receive, through a management platform on the BMC, a first part of initialization data from an initialization component of a host of the BMC;
receive an indication of a location at an initialization storage device of the host;
obtain access to the initialization storage device; and
read a second part of the initialization data from the location of the initialization storage device.
US Pat. No. 10,688,137

MICROBIOTA RESTORATION THERAPY (MRT), COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

REBIOTIX, INC., Rosevill...

1. A method for displacing a pathogenic organism in the digestive tract, the method comprising:manufacturing a microbiota restoration composition, wherein manufacturing the microbiota restoration composition comprises:
collecting a human fecal sample, and
adding a mixture of polyethylene glycol and saline having a concentration of 30-90 grams of polyethylene glycol per liter of saline to the human fecal sample;
administering a first dose of the microbiota restoration composition to a patient with a gastrointestinal disorder;
ascertaining a need for further treatment, wherein the need for further treatment comprises a recurrence of symptoms within 8 weeks of administering the first dose of the microbiota restoration composition to the patient; and
administering a second dose of the microbiota restoration composition to the patient when the need for further treatment occurs.
US Pat. No. 10,689,677

METHOD FOR THE FERMENTATIVE PRODUCTION OF L-LYSINE BY MODIFIED CORYNEBACTERIUM GLUTAMICUM

Evonik Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for the fermentative production of L-lysine, comprising:a) providing a bacterium of the species Corynebacterium glutamicum having an ability to excrete L-lysine containing in the bacterium's chromosome a polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, wherein an amino acid phenylalanine at position 220 of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 is substituted by a different proteinogenic amino acid,
b) cultivating the bacterium in a suitable medium under suitable conditions, and
c) accumulating said L-lysine in the medium to form an L-lysine containing fermentation broth.
US Pat. No. 10,688,144

COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING OSTEOARTHRITIS CONTAINING AN EXTRACT OF ANGELICA GIGAS NAKAI

Kang Hyun Lee, Seoul (KR...

1. A method of preventing or treating osteoarthritis, comprising administering an extract of Angelica gigas Nakai to a subject in need of prevention or treatment of osteoarthritis, wherein the extract of Angelica gigas Nakai is an ethanol extract of Angelica gigas Nakai comprising 2200 mg or more of decursin, 1400 mg or more of decursinol angelate, 1000 mg or more of nodakenin, and 50 mg or more of beta-sitosterol, based on 100 g of the extract, wherein the extract is obtained by extracting Angelica gigas Nakai with a 90% (v/v) to 100% (v/v) ethanol aqueous solution at 40° C. to 80° C.
US Pat. No. 10,689,683

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE CONCENTRATIONS OF MULTIPLE SPECIES USING MULTIPLE SENSORS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

8. A system for determining concentrations of a plurality of constituents in a medium, comprising:a plurality of sensors in contact with the medium, each sensor of the plurality of sensors having a different composition that has a unique response to each of the plurality of constituents in the medium;
one or more heating elements in thermal communication with the plurality of sensors; and
a processing unit configured to control the one or more heating elements to maintain each sensor of the plurality of sensors at the measurement temperature, the processing unit further configured to receive from each sensor of the plurality of sensors a readout corresponding to a temperature-dependent measurement of the sensor in the medium and compare the plurality of sensor readouts to a set of calibration readouts for the plurality of sensors maintained at the measurement temperature to determine actual concentrations of the plurality of constituents in the medium from a point of overlap of concentration values corresponding to the set of calibration readouts and the plurality of sensor readouts, each at the measurement temperature.
US Pat. No. 10,689,428

POLYPEPTIDES, NUCLEIC ACIDS AND USES THEREOF

Agency For Science, Techn...

1. A method for the treatment of an ELABELA associated condition, the method comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of an ELABELA polypeptide selected from the group consisting of polypeptides of SEQ ID NOs: 2 to 18 to a subject having an ELABELA associated condition,wherein the ELABELA associated condition is selected from the group consisting of:
hypertension-associated cardiac hypertrophy, pressure-overload heart failure, and pulmonary arterial hypertension,thereby treating the ELABELA associated condition in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,688,152

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING A VIRAL INFECTION

Rush University Medical C...

1. A method of treating a viral infection, the method comprising:administering to a subject in need of such treatment a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of at least one Wnt ligand protein selected from the group consisting of Wnt1, Wnt2, Wnt2B, Wnt3, Wnt3A, Wnt4, Wnt5A, Wnt5B, Wnt6, Wnt7A, Wnt7B, Wnt8A, Wnt8B, Wnt9A, Wnt9B, Wnt10A, Wnt10B, Wnt11 and Wnt16; and
inhibiting viral transcription.
US Pat. No. 10,688,156

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING MUSCLE DISEASE AND DISORDERS

PHASEBIO PHARMACEUTICALS,...

1. A method for treating or delaying the progression of muscular dystrophy comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising a VPAC2-selective Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) and an elastin-like peptide comprising at least 90 repeating units of VPGXG (SEQ ID NO: 3), where X is independently selected from Val, Ala, and Gly at a ratio of about 5:3:2.
US Pat. No. 10,688,412

AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY WASH BUFFER

Cehpalon, Inc., Frazer, ...

1. A method of preparing a purified protein of interest, comprising loading a mixture comprising a protein of interest and one or more contaminant proteins onto an affinity chromatography ligand, washing the ligand with an aqueous wash solution comprising arginine and guanidine to elute the one or more contaminant proteins from the ligand, and then eluting the protein of interest from the ligand, thereby forming a purified eluate of the protein of interest, wherein the protein of interest is an antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,689,695

MULTIPLEX AMPLIFICATION OF POLYNUCLEOTIDES

Applied Biosystems, LLC, ...

1. A kit for carrying out a two-step amplifications reaction comprising:(a) a first container or reaction vessel comprising a plurality of amplification primer sets suitable for carrying out a multiplex amplification reaction to produce a plurality of different amplicons and one or more single-stranded oligonucleotide probes complementary to all or a part of one or more of the plurality of different amplicons; and
(b) a second container or reaction vessel comprising a single set of amplification primers suitable for carrying out a singleplex amplification reaction to produce a single amplicon, and a single-stranded oligonucleotide probe complementary to all or a part of the single amplicon.
US Pat. No. 10,689,439

OPTIMIZED ANTI-TL1A ANTIBODIES

Prometheus Biosciences, I...

1. An antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof that binds to tumor necrosis factor-like protein 1A (TL1A), comprisinga heavy chain variable region comprising: (a) a HCDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence set forth by SEQ ID NO: 553; (b) a HCDR2 comprising an amino acid sequence set forth by any one of SEQ ID NOs: 554 to 564 or 574 to 577; and (c) a HCDR3 comprising an amino acid sequence set forth by any one of SEQ ID NOs: 565 to 568 or 579 to 581; and
a light chain variable region comprising: (d) a LCDR1 comprising an amino acid sequence set forth by any one of SEQ ID NOs: 569 or 570; (e) a LCDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence set forth by SEQ ID NO: 488; and (f) a LCDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence set forth by SEQ ID NO: 572.
US Pat. No. 10,689,696

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ANALYZING IMAGE DATA

ILLUMINA, INC., San Dieg...

1. A method comprising:(a) performing a plurality of cycles of a sequencing by synthesis reaction such that, at each cycle, a signal is generated that is indicative of incorporation of a same nucleotide into a plurality of identical polynucleotides, whereby a portion of the signal is noise associated with phasing or pre-phasing;
(b) detecting the signal at each cycle in at least one channel, wherein the signal at each cycle includes an intensity value for each channel; and
(c) preforming cycle-by-cycle phasing corrections by applying a new first order phasing correction at each cycle to the intensity value for each channel;
wherein the new first order phasing correction is calculated for each channel of each cycle, wherein the new first order phasing correction includes subtracting an intensity value of an immediately previous cycle from an intensity value of a current cycle and also includes subtracting an intensity value of an immediately subsequent cycle from the intensity value of the current cycle; and
wherein the same nucleotide incorporated into the plurality of identical polynucleotides is identified for each cycle.
US Pat. No. 10,688,162

HYBRID NEUROTOXINS AND USES THEREOF

CELLSNAP LLC, Madison, W...

1. A hybrid botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) toxin molecule comprising a light chain polypeptide from a first subtype and heavy chain polypeptide from a second subtype, wherein the hybrid is selected from the group consisting of A1/A2 A2/A1, A1/A3, A3/A1, A1/A4 and A4/A1.
US Pat. No. 10,688,168

METHODS FOR INDUCING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE

GlaxoSmithKline Biologica...

1. A method for inducing an immune response in a subject comprising:(i) administration of a dose of a first immunogenic composition comprising a polypeptide sequence having at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO:1 and a first adjuvant, wherein the first adjuvant comprises a TLR agonist, an immunologically active saponin, or both to the subject; followed by
(ii) administration of a dose of a second immunogenic composition comprising a polypeptide sequence having at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO:1 to the subject;
and wherein the subject receives a total of three doses of immunogenic compositions within a five year period; wherein the subject receives two doses of the first immunogenic composition and one dose of the second immunogenic composition, where the time interval between the final administration of the first composition and administration of the second composition is between 3 months and 5 years.
US Pat. No. 10,688,172

HPV PARTICLES AND USES THEREOF

Aura Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:expressing in a host cell nucleic acids encoding modified papillomavirus L1 proteins that comprise an FG loop corresponding to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 66; and
isolating nanoparticles self-assembled from the papillomavirus L1 proteins.
US Pat. No. 10,689,453

METHODS OF INHIBITING NAIVE T-CELL PROLIFERATION USING ANTI-CD27 ANTIBODIES

Janssen Biotech, Inc., H...

1. A method of inhibiting naïve T-cell proliferation, comprising contacting a portion of human T-cells with an effective amount of a human CD27 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprising a light chain variable region and a heavy chain variable region, said light chain variable region comprising:a complementarity determining region light chain 1 (CDRL1) amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 59-66 and 158;
a CDRL2 amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 67-74; and
a CDRL3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75;
said heavy chain variable region comprising:
a CDRH1 amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 42-45 and 161;
a CDRH2 amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 46-57, 156, and 157; and
a CDRH3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 58, and the antibody or antigen binding portion thereof inhibits the activation of CD27 on said human T-cells in the presence of human CD70 protein.
US Pat. No. 10,689,710

METHODS FOR SCREENING SOLID TUMORS FOR MUTATIONS

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A method for detecting at least one mutation in a plurality of cancer-related genes in a subject comprising(a) extracting genomic DNA from a formalin fixed paraffin-embedded tumor sample obtained from the subject;
(b) generating a library comprising amplicons corresponding to each of the plurality of cancer-related genes, said plurality of cancer-related genes comprising AKT1, ERBB2, FOXL2, IDH2, NRAS, RET, ALK, ERBB4, GNA11, KIT, PDGFRA, SMO, BRAF, FBXW7, GNAQ, KRAS, PIK3CA, STKl1, CTNNB1, FGFR2, GNAS, MAP2K1, PIK3R1, TP53, DDR2, FGFR3, HRAS, MET, PTCH1, EGFR, FGFR4, IDH1, NOTCH1, and PTEN, wherein the amplicons are generated in a multiplex amplification reaction using primer pairs specific for each of the cancer-related genes and wherein at least two of the primer pairs are selected from the group consisting of the primers of SEQ ID NOS: 1-18, 45-54, and 71-274 or the group consisting of the primers of SEQ ID NOS: 19-44, 55-70, and 275-464, wherein:
(i) generating said library proceeds independently of using a bait set comprising nucleic acid sequences that are complementary to at least one of the plurality of amplicons; and
(ii) the quality of the genomic DNA extracted from the formalin fixed paraffin-embedded tumor sample is not assessed using quantitative PCR prior to generating the library;
(c) ligating an adapter sequence to the ends of the plurality of amplicons; and
(d) detecting at least one mutation in at least one of the plurality of amplicons using high throughput massive parallel sequencing.
US Pat. No. 10,689,714

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING POLYMORPHISMS LINKED TO THE PPO11 GENE

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A method of identifying a lettuce plant that displays reduced browning or increased shelf life comprising:a) obtaining a sample of nucleic acids from a population of lettuce plants or parts thereof, wherein members of the population vary for expression of a PPO11 gene having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:9;
b) detecting in said nucleic acids at least one polymorphism that is genetically linked to reduced expression of said PPO11 gene relative to members of the population that do not comprise said polymorphism;
c) crossing a lettuce plant comprising said polymorphism with a second lettuce plant;
d) obtaining seeds from said cross; and
e) growing at least one lettuce plant from said seeds, wherein said lettuce plant grown from said seeds comprises said polymorphism, has a reduced expression of PPO11, and has reduced browning or increased shelf life, when compared with a lettuce plant of the same variety that does not comprise said polymorphism.
US Pat. No. 10,689,715

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USE IN A PCR ASSAY FOR DETERMINING THE GENOTYPE AND VIRAL LOAD FOR RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS

Laboratory Corporation of...

1. A method for simultaneously determining the viral load and genotype of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in a biological sample, comprising:a) amplifying a nucleic acid sequence encoding an RSV open reading frame (ORF) in a biological sample using a single set of primers that specifically amplifies an RSV A ORF and an RSV B ORF, wherein said single set of primers is a single primer pair and at least two nucleic acid probes in a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay, wherein at least one probe specifically binds to an RSV subtype A nucleic acid sequence and at least one probe specifically binds to an RSV subtype B nucleic acid sequence, and wherein the at least two nucleic acid probes are differentially labeled; and
b) determining the viral load based on the amount of the amplified nucleic acid sequence produced by the quantitative PCR assay and determining the RSV subtype(s) present in the biological sample.
US Pat. No. 10,688,179

TREATMENT OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS

1. A method for treating a patient having core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the method comprising administering to the patient one or more single unit oral dosage forms per day, each of the one or more single unit dosage forms comprising, in combination, inositol and an extended release clonidine or extended release guanfacine, wherein the inositol is cumulatively provided in an amount of at least 12,000 mg per day and wherein the method treats the patient's core symptoms of ASD.
US Pat. No. 10,688,181

CANCER TREATMENT COMBINATIONS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of treating an ROR-1 expressing cancer or a cancer susceptible to a BTK antagonist in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising administering to said subject a therapeutically effective amount of a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) antagonist and an anti-ROR-1 antibody, wherein said anti-ROR-1 antibody comprises a humanized heavy chain variable region and a humanized light chain variable region, wherein said humanized heavy chain variable region comprises the sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, and SEQ ID NO:3, and wherein said humanized light chain variable region comprises the sequences set forth in SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO:5, and SEQ ID NO:6.
US Pat. No. 10,688,182

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES THAT BIND TO SSEA4 AND USES THEREOF

CHO Pharma USA, Inc., Wo...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprising a heavy-chain CDR1 (H-CDR1) having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 33, a heavy-chain CDR2 (H-CDR2) having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 34, a heavy-chain CDR3 (H-CDR3) having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 35, a light-chain CDR1 (L-CDR1) having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 42, a light-chain CDR2 (L-CDR2) having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 43, and a light-chain CDR3 (L-CDR3) having the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 44,wherein the monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment specifically binds to stage-specific embryonic antigen 4.
US Pat. No. 10,689,470

STATIC SEALS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIV...

1. A static sealing member comprising:a composition comprising a silane-crosslinked polyolefin elastomer having a density less than 0.90 g/cm3 and a crystallinity of from about 5% to about 20%,
wherein from about 1 wt % to about 35 wt % of the silane-crosslinked polyolefin elastomer is a polypropylene filler having a crystallinity greater than 40%,
wherein the silane-crosslinked polyolefin elastomer does not display a Mullins effect or a Payne effect;
wherein the silane-crosslinked polyolefin elastomer and the static sealing member are thermosets; and
wherein the static sealing member exhibits a compression set of from about 5.0% to about 35.0%, as measured according to ASTM D 395 (22 hrs @ 70° C.).
US Pat. No. 10,688,196

CROSS-LINKING AGENTS OF COLLAGEN FIBERS FOR THE USE IN THE TREATMENT OF CORNEAL ECTASIA

SOOFT ITALIA SPA, Monteg...

1. A method of using a complex of riboflavin with hydroxypropylated ?-cyclodextrins as photosensitizer in the riboflavin-UV mediated cross-linking of corneal collagen fibers, wherein the weight ratio of hydroxypropyl-?-cyclodextrin to riboflavin is 26, andwherein the method comprises administering the complex to a patient in need thereof, and wherein said riboflavin-UV mediated cross-linking is performed with ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation at a wavelength of 366 nm and at different incident light intensity selected from a group consisting of 99 ?W/cm2, 233 ?W/cm2, and 633 ?W/cm2.
US Pat. No. 10,689,488

METHOD FOR PREPARING POLYCARBONATE POLYOL AND COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE POLYCARBONATE POLYOL

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A polycarbonate polyol composition, comprising:polycarbonate polyol, and
a plurality of nanoscale silicate platelets having 10,000 to 20,000 (units/per platelet) of metal cations on surfaces thereof,
wherein the polycarbonate polyol has a viscosity from 265 to 1520 cps.
US Pat. No. 10,689,490

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SIOH-FUNCTIONAL POLYSILOXANES

WACKER CHEMIE AG, Munich...

1. A continuous process for producing organopolysiloxanes having an OH content of 3.0-10.0% by weight, comprising:continuously metering into a reactor, silanes of the formula I
R1mSiR2nXo  (I),
in which
R1 each independently is a C1-C18-hydrocarbon radical,
R2 each independently is a C1-C6-alkoxy radical,
X is a chlorine or bromine radical,
m is 1, 2 or 3,
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3, and
o is 0, 1, 2 or 3,
with the proviso that 4?m=n+o, and that in at least 30 mol % of the silanes of the formula I, n and o are simultaneously other than 0,
and continuously metering water, and non-polar solvent soluble to an extent of not more than 1 g in 1 L of water at 20° C. and 1 bar, into the reactor to form a reaction mixture, and continuously discharging the reaction mixture from the reactor.
US Pat. No. 10,689,498

CLOSED CELL FOAMS INCLUDING POLY-4-HYDROXYBUTYRATE AND COPOLYMERS THEREOF

Tepha, Inc., Lexington, ...

1. A foam composition comprising poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) homopolymer, wherein the foam comprises closed cells as measured by ASTM D6226-10, and wherein the foam has an open cell content of less than 50%, and wherein the P4HB homopolymer is not crosslinked.
US Pat. No. 10,688,475

CATALYSED SUBSTRATE MONOLITH

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. A substrate monolith comprising:a first washcoat comprising a catalyst material disposed on a first support material, wherein the catalyst material comprises at least one platinum group metal; and
a second washcoat comprising a metal that is either Pd or a mixture or alloy comprising Au and Pd, wherein the metal supported on a second support material comprising zirconia;
wherein the second washcoat is adjacent to the first washcoat and arranged to contact the exhaust gas after the exhaust gas has contacted the catalytic material; and
wherein the first and second support materials are different metal oxides.
US Pat. No. 10,689,506

RESIN COMPOSITION AND RESIN MOLDED BODY

EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A resin composition comprising:cellulose acetate (A) having a degree of substitution of about 2.1 or more and about 2.6 or less;
a plasticizer (B);
a polyhydroxyalkanoate (C); and
an olefin-(meth)acrylate copolymer (D).
US Pat. No. 10,689,509

POWDER MOLDABLE VINYL CHLORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR REAL-STITCHED SURFACE SKIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, VINYL CHLORIDE RESIN MOLDED PRODUCT FOR REAL-STITCHED SURFACE SKIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND LAMINATE

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A powder moldable vinyl chloride resin composition for a real-stitched surface skin comprising:vinyl chloride resin particles (a) having an average degree of polymerization of at least 1,200 and no greater than 5,000 and an average particle diameter of at least 50 ?m and no greater than 500 ?m;
a trimellitate plasticizer (b);
vinyl chloride resin fine particles (c) having an average degree of polymerization of greater than 2500 and no greater than 5,000 and an average particle diameter of at least 0.1 ?m and no greater than 10 ?m,
vinyl chloride resin fine particles (d) having an average degree of polymerization of less than 1,000 and an average particle diameter of at least 0.1 ?m and no greater than 10 ?m, and
a polar group-modified silicone oil (e),
wherein an amount of the trimellitate plasticizer (b) relative to 100 parts by mass, in total, of the vinyl chloride resin particles (a), the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (c), and the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (d) is at least 70 parts by mass and no greater than 200 parts by mass,
an amount of the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (c) relative to 100 mass %, in total, of the vinyl chloride resin particles (a), the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (c), and the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (d) is at least 3 mass % and no greater than 20 mass %, and
an amount of the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (d) relative to 100 mass %, in total, of the vinyl chloride resin particles (a), the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (c), and the vinyl chloride resin fine particles (d) is at least 2 mass % and no greater than 15 mass %.
US Pat. No. 10,687,976

HYDROPHILIC POLYMER COATINGS WITH DURABLE LUBRICITY AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS THEREOF

HydroGlyde Coatings LLC, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a condom, comprising:providing a sheath of an elastomeric material selected from natural or synthetic rubber latex, the sheath having an outer surface and an inner surface;
depositing a first layer of an aqueous suspension of a latex polymer to at least a portion of the outer surface of the sheath;
curing the latex polymer with exposure to heat for a time sufficient to form a first or base layer of cured latex polymer;
depositing a second layer of a composition, comprising a hydrophilic polymer and a suspension of latex polymer, to at least a portion of the first or base layer; and
curing the second layer of hydrophilic polymer and latex polymer with exposure to heat for a time sufficient to form a second or top layer,whereinthe hydrophilic polymer has a mean molecular weight in the range from about 1 kDa to about 1,000 kDa and is present in the composition at a concentration from about 2 w/v % to about 10 w/v %;
the latex polymer microparticles are present in the composition at a concentration from about 20 w/v % to about 60 w/v %; and
the weight ratio of the hydrophilic polymer to the latex polymer microparticles is in the range from about 1:1 to about 10:1.
US Pat. No. 10,689,528

HIGH PERFORMANCE SILICON BASED THERMAL COATING COMPOSITIONS

Burning Bush Group, LLC, ...

1. A silicon-based coating composition, comprising:8% to 30% (w/w of the total composition) polysilazane,
8% to 22% (w/w of the total composition) polysiloxane, and
30% to 45% (w/w of the total composition) high temperature silicone-based resin with a resistance up to 1200° F.,
which composition after curing is a thermal barrier coating that can withstand temperature over 1600° F. in accordance with ASTM E1530 test standards for heat stability, having a thickness ranging between about 0.4 mil and about 1.5 mil and a hardness ranging between about 4H and about 9H.
US Pat. No. 10,689,534

AQUEOUS DRY-ERASABLE INK COMPOSITION

1. An aqueous dry-erasable ink composition comprising, water, composite pigment, one or more rheology additive, one or more wetting agent, one or more water-soluble resin, pH adjuster, and one or more water-soluble biocide selected from the group consisting of sodium sorbate, sodium 2-pyridinethiol-1-oxide and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, wherein the one or more water-soluble biocide constitutes 0.005 wt % to 1.5 wt % of the total composition, wherein the pH of the composition is 4 to 12, and wherein the composite pigment is a compound of polymer resin and colored pigment at a weight ratio ranges from 10/90 to 97/3 and has an average particle size range from 20 ?m to 60 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,687,489

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR S170065

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

1. A plant of soybean cultivar S170065, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125452.
US Pat. No. 10,689,283

MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR PREVENTING SHARDS OF HEAT-RESISTANT GLASSWARE FROM SCATTERING

HEBEI MSD GLASS TECHNOLOG...

1. A manufacturing process of heat-resistant glassware for preventing shards from scattering, comprising:(1) heating a heat-resistant glass tube to manufacture the heat-resistant glassware;
(2) performing annealing to remove stress: placing and rotating the heat-resistant glassware in an annealing furnace, wherein the annealing furnace comprises four sections, temperatures of the sections are sequentially 390° C., 480° C., 590° C., and 550° C., a rotational speed of the heat-resistant glassware is 415±15 rotations/minute, and a time that the heat-resistant glassware stays in each section is 25 minutes;
(3) performing thermal shock testing: placing the heat-resistant glassware in an oven, heating the heat-resistant glassware to 170° C., keeping the heat-resistant glassware at 170° C. for 15 minutes to 30 minutes, and then placing the heat-resistant glassware in water at a constant temperature of 20° C., keeping the heat-resistant glassware that has no crack or fracture for performing step (4);
(4) performing mechanical shock testing: knocking a body of the heat-resistant glassware with a steel ball with a weight of 3 oz, placing the heat-resistant glassware under a test fixture, and dropping the steel ball at a height of 76 mm from a test position vertically for impacting, wherein the test position comprises one inch below a rim of the heat-resistant glassware, a middle of and exterior of the heat-resistant glassware, one inch above a bottom of the exterior of the heat-resistant glassware, and a center of the bottom of the exterior of the heat-resistant glassware, keeping the heat-resistant glassware that has no break or crack for performing step (5); and
(5) first adding a diluent to a paint, stirring the diluent and the paint uniformly, wherein the diluent is naphtha, the paint is a silica paint, and a ratio of naphtha to the silica paint is 5 to 1, then adding a dedicated Karstedt's catalyst into the diluent and the paint obtaining a mixture of the naphtha, the silica paint and the Karstedt's catalyst, stirring the mixture uniformly, filtering the mixture with a small 250-mesh to 300 mesh filter, mechanical spraying the mixture onto the heat-resistant glassware, and baking the sprayed heat-resistant glassware for 10 minutes to 30 minutes at 180° C. to 220° C.
US Pat. No. 10,689,541

COATINGS WITH WAX-MODIFIED HYPERBRANCHED AND FLEXIBLE HYPERBRANCHED POLYOLS

BASF COATINGS GMBH, Muen...

1. A coating composition comprising a wax-modified flexible hyperbranched polyol, wherein the wax-modified flexible hyperbranched polyol is prepared by a process comprising:(a) reacting a polyol comprising at least three hydroxyl groups with (a?) a C8-C85 linear or branched unsubstituted carboxylic acid and optionally with (a?) an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid having from 6 to 36 carbon atoms or an esterifiable derivative thereof, to form a hydroxyl-functional first intermediate product;
(b) reacting the hydroxyl-functional first intermediate product with a cyclic carboxylic acid anhydride to form a carboxylic acid-functional second intermediate product; and
(c) reacting the second intermediate product with an epoxide-functional compound having one epoxide group to form the wax modified flexible hyperbranched polyol.

US Pat. No. 10,694,483

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing synchronization by a device in a device to device (D2D) communication system, the method comprising:identifying, by the device, offset information indicating a time difference in a time domain between a synchronization reference timing of the D2D communication system and a transmission timing of a synchronization signal for D2D communication;
identifying, by the device, a same synchronization transmission identifier (ID) as a synchronization transmission ID of a synchronization reference device included in the D2D communication system; and
transmitting, by the device, the synchronization signal based on the offset information and the same synchronization transmission ID,
wherein the transmission timing of the synchronization signal is different from a transmission timing of a synchronization signal of the synchronization reference device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,458

USER EQUIPMENT, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. User equipment of a radio communication system including the user equipment, a base station, and a core network apparatus, the user equipment comprising:a reception unit configured to receive information indicating one or more types of NAS protocols supported by the core network apparatus from the base station;
a selection unit configured to select a type of a NAS protocol supported by the core network apparatus to be transmitted to the core network apparatus based on the information indicating the one or more types of NAS protocols received by the reception unit; and
a transmission unit configured to transmit a NAS message of the type of NAS protocol supported by the core network apparatus selected by the selection unit to the core network apparatus,
wherein the core network supports 5G.

US Pat. No. 10,694,443

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR NETWORK CONTROLLED BEAM BASED HANDOVER IN NR

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a wireless communication device to perform handover from a source cell to a target cell in a wireless communication system, comprising:performing a beam tracking procedure for one or more neighbor cells to provide, for each neighbor cell, a list of tracked beams for the neighbor cell;
receiving a handover command from a source radio access node that instructs the wireless communication device to perform a handover from a source cell served by the source radio access node to a target cell served by a target radio access node, wherein the target cell is one of the one or more neighbor cells for which the beam tracking procedure is performed;
selecting a beam of the target cell from the list of tracked beams for the target cell based on random access resource configuration and/or a quality threshold; and
performing random access on the selected beam;
where selecting the beam of the target cell from the list of tracked beams for the target cell comprises:
determining that there are no dedicated random access channel resources allocated for contention-free random access for the best beam in the list of tracked beams for the target cell; and
upon determining that there are no dedicated random access channel resources allocated for contention-free random access for the best beam in the list of tracked beams for the target cell:
determining whether a quality of a k-th best beam in the list of tracked beams for the target cell is greater than a threshold, the k-th best beam being a beam for which dedicated random access channel resources are allocated, where the selected beam of the target cell is the k-th best beam if the quality of the k-th best beam is greater than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,694,435

SEAMLESSLY HANDING OVER CHANNEL RESOURCES AMONG USER EQUIPMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by the computer, information, wherein the information includes:
an expiry time which corresponds to a communication request; and
communication resources associated with the communication request, wherein the communication resources include a channel and/or a spectrum band which correspond to the communication request;
packaging, by the computer, the expiry time with the communication resources; and
passing, by the computer, the packaged expiry time and communication resources to devices which correspond to each of one or more identities associated with the communication request.

US Pat. No. 10,694,433

RADIO ACCESS NETWORK TRAFFIC OFFLOAD INDICATOR

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:providing wireless service to a user equipment (UE) device through a first radio access network (RAN) using a first radio access technology (RAT);
receiving, at the first RAN, an offload indicator indicating that the UE device has offloaded communication resources used in the first RAN to a second RAN.

US Pat. No. 10,694,432

INTER-MENB HANDOVER METHOD AND DEVICE IN A SMALL CELL SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An inter-master enhanced NodeB (MeNB) handover method to a target MeNB from a source MeNB which provides dual-connectivity together with a secondary eNB (SeNB), the method comprising:sending, by the source MeNB, a handover request message to the target MeNB, wherein the handover request message comprises an identity (ID) of a user equipment (UE) at the SeNB and an eNB ID of the SeNB;
receiving, by the source MeNB from the target MeNB transmitting a request message including the ID of the UE at the SeNB for a SeNB cell group (SCG) configuration to the SeNB for the dual-connectivity, a handover request acknowledge message indicating that the UE context in the SeNB is kept; and
sending, by the source MeNB to the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message for handover to the target MeNB.

US Pat. No. 10,694,429

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DATA CONNECTIVITY LINKS FOR AVIATION VEHICLES

AERONET GLOBAL COMMUNICAT...

1. A system for managing data connectivity links for a plurality of aircraft in a network wherein at least one aircraft is a non-cooperative aircraft, said system comprising:a plurality of sub-mesh regions, each sub-mesh having a plurality of nodes, wherein at least one node is representative of an aircraft, and a control sub-mesh node configured to maintain a plurality of data links with the plurality of aircraft in the sub-mesh region based on a generated real-time map of data connections for the sub-mesh region;
a master control node configured to control each control sub-mesh node of each sub-mesh region; and
a module for throttling of aircraft received data throughput in order to maintain optimum data link connectivity to all parts of the network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,423

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING DATA IN A LOW-RATE TRANSMISSION

HL2, Chasseneuil (FR)

1. A data reconstruction method for reconstructing data sent from at least one connected object to an addressee via a transmission architecture comprising at least one low-rate network, wherein access to the at least one low-rate network is governed by metadata, the data reconstruction method comprising:encoding the data as messages;
dividing each of the messages into a plurality of segments comprising a first segment, one or more intermediate segments, and a last segment, wherein initial segmentation information for each segment of the plurality of segments is supplied during the dividing of each of the messages;
encapsulating each segment in a packet associated with a header to generate a plurality of packets;
routing the plurality of packets via base stations in the at least one low-rate network in the transmission architecture;
reconstructing each of the messages from the plurality of packets received to generate reconstituted messages, wherein the reconstructing is based on the initial segmentation information and is further based on subsequent sequencing validation of sequencing of the one or more intermediate segments; and
transmitting each reconstituted message to the addressee, wherein responsive to a message having a single segment the initial segmentation information indicates an absence of positioning for the single segment, wherein responsive to the message having at least two segments, the initial segmentation information indicates positions of the first segment, the one or more intermediate segments, and the last segment, wherein the subsequent sequencing validation of the one or more intermediate segments of first messages that have more than three segments is composed of a verification of conformity to an initial order, and wherein responsive to the subsequent sequencing validation indicating the plurality of segments do not conform to the initial order, the data reconstruction method further comprises resequencing the one or more intermediate segments according to the initial order based on transmission data extracted from the transmission architecture corresponding to each transmission of the plurality of packets.

US Pat. No. 10,694,420

TRAFFIC DEPRIORITIZATION BY USING DYNAMICALLY INDICATED INVALID SUBFRAMES

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

1. A computing device comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a plurality of computer-executable components that are executable by the one or more processors to perform a plurality of actions, the plurality of actions comprising:
receiving, at a base station, a set of network information of a cellular network that relates to wireless traffic handled by the base station, wherein a first class of the wireless traffic and a second class of the wireless traffic share a particular frequency division to access the cellular network by using different time divisions of the particular frequency division;
identifying, based on the received set of network information, a first set of time divisions of the particular frequency division;
disallowing the first class of the wireless traffic from using the first set of time divisions to access the cellular network, wherein a number of time divisions in the first set of time divisions is determined based on a lower bound for a number of time divisions allocated to the second class of traffic; and
allowing the second class of the wireless traffic to use one or more time divisions of the particular frequency division that are not used by the first class of the wireless traffic to access the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,398

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NETWORK DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for signal transmission, comprising:determining, by a terminal device, a quantity of beams used for transmitting signals or a number N of the signals to be transmitted according to at least one of a detected synchronization signal and a detected synchronization channel, wherein N is a positive integer; and
transmitting, by the terminal device, the signals with a network device according to the quantity of the beams or the number N of the signals to be transmitted;
wherein the synchronization signal comprises a primary synchronization signal and a secondary synchronization signal; determining, by the terminal device, the quantity of the beams used for transmitting the signals or the number N of the signals to be transmitted according to the detected synchronization signal, comprises:
determining, by the terminal device, according to a quantity of first time-domain resource elements between the primary synchronization signal and the secondary synchronization signal, the quantity of the beams or the number N of the signals to be transmitted corresponding to the quantity of the first time-domain resource elements; or
determining, by the terminal device, according to a quantity of first frequency-domain resource elements between the primary synchronization signal and the secondary synchronization signal, the quantity of the beams or the number N of the signals to be transmitted corresponding to the quantity of the first frequency-domain resource elements.

US Pat. No. 10,694,394

SPECTRUM SHARING SYSTEM FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK TRAFFIC

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

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:under control of one or more processors:
monitoring transmission of real-time network traffic via a base station node operating within a telecommunications network, the base station node including a first cell that is configured for communications via a first spectrum and a second cell that is configured for communications via a second spectrum;
identifying a subset of the real-time network traffic that is associated with transmission of communications via the first spectrum;
determining a bandwidth requirement for transmission of the subset of the real-time network traffic via the first spectrum;
determining that a bandwidth capacity of the first cell is less than the bandwidth requirement;
determining a select number of subframes on the second cell for configuration as Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes, the MBSFN subframes to facilitate transmission of communications via the first spectrum;
generating a spectrum sharing data packet for transmission to the base station node, the spectrum sharing data packet including computer executable instructions that dynamically configure the select number of subframes on the second cell as MBSFN subframes for spectrum sharing with the first spectrum; and
transmitting a message to the base station node to schedule at least a portion of the subset of the real-time network traffic associated with the first spectrum for transmission via the MBSFN subframes on the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,694,392

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:a higher layer processor configured to perform an addition of one or more secondary cells through a radio resource control (RRC) signaling,
receive an activation/deactivation medium access control control element (MAC CE), the activation/deactivation MAC CE including a plurality of C-fields and one R-field, the respective C-fields indicating secondary cells for respective secondary cell indices i to be activated or deactivated,
perform activation or deactivation for the respective secondary cells according to the respective C-fields; wherein
a number of the C-fields increases such that the size of the activation/deactivation MAC CE increases from one octet to two or more octets in a case that a number of the secondary cell(s) is increased over a predetermined number due to the addition.

US Pat. No. 10,694,387

AUTOMOBILE DATA TRANSMISSION

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. An automobile device comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the automobile device to:
receive first data from one or more transmitters located in an automobile;
transmit a random access preamble on an uplink carrier to a base station in response to a pre-defined condition being met based, at least in part, on the first data or a value of an internal timer or a user input;
receive a time alignment command from the base station in response to transmission of the random access preamble;
adjust uplink signal transmission timing of the uplink carrier according to the time alignment command;
transmit, to a network server via the base station over a non-guaranteed bit rate (non-GBR) bearer, a first message configured to trigger establishment of a connection to the network server;
receive, from the network server via the base station over the non-GBR bearer, a second message configured to cause transmission of the first data to the network server;
encrypt the first data; and
transmit the encrypted first data to the base station via an established non-GBR bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,694,379

WAVEGUIDE SYSTEM WITH DEVICE-BASED AUTHENTICATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a waveguide system, a wireless authentication request from a communication device, the wireless authentication request including a fiber authentication key;
generating, by the waveguide system, fiber authentication data by:
measuring dispersion data of a microwave fiber of a launcher of the waveguide system; and
converting the dispersion data of the microwave fiber into a pseudo-random binary number of fixed length that provides a unique identification corresponding to the microwave fiber of the launcher;
comparing, by the waveguide system, the fiber authentication key to the fiber authentication data of the waveguide system to determine whether the fiber authentication key is authenticated; and
when the fiber authentication key is authenticated, enabling communications with the communication device, wherein the communications include generating, by the launcher of the waveguide system and in response to first wireless signals received from the communication device, first electromagnetic waves propagating on a surface of a transmission medium, wherein the first electromagnetic waves propagate on the surface of the transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the first electromagnetic waves are guided by the transmission medium, and wherein the first electromagnetic waves have a non-optical frequency within a microwave frequency range;
wherein the microwave fiber is a component of the launcher that launches the first electromagnetic waves onto the surface of the transmission medium.

US Pat. No. 10,694,375

SUPPORTING A VERSIONING OF PARAMETERS

HERE GLOBAL B.V., Eindho...

1. A method comprising:obtaining (i) characteristics of radio signals, the radio signals transmitted by a positioning support device and the characteristics of radio signals measured by at least one mobile device at each of a plurality of locations and (ii) indications of the locations of measurement by the at least one mobile device;
making use of a predetermined version of a set of values of parameters for assembling, based on the obtained characteristics of radio signals as measured by the at least one mobile device and the obtained indications of the locations of measurement by the at least one mobile device, data enabling a determination of characteristics of radio signals transmitted by the positioning support device, the characteristics expected to be observable at different locations;
encrypting the assembled data at least partially using an encryption key that is associated with the predetermined version of the used set of values of parameters, wherein encryption of the assembled data is performed by the at least one mobile device; and
causing the positioning support device to store the at least partially encrypted data that has been encrypted by the at least one mobile device as a basis for a repeated and automatic transmission of the data by the positioning support device to enable mobile devices receiving the data to determine their positions.

US Pat. No. 10,694,371

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING USER EQUIPMENT HISTORY INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, the method comprising:generating mobility history information upon entering an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) radio access network (E-UTRAN) from another radio access technology (RAT), the mobility history information including information on a time duration for which the terminal stayed outside of the E-UTRAN;
receiving, from a base station, a request for the mobility history information; and
transmitting the mobility history information to the base station, in response to the request.

US Pat. No. 10,694,368

DYNAMIC UTILIZATION OF SERVICES BY A TEMPORARY DEVICE

1. A method, comprising:in response to receiving, by a visited network device comprising a processor and corresponding to a visited network, a short message service message from a first user equipment of a subscriber of a service corresponding to a home network, sending, by the visited network device, the short message service message to a home network device of the home network to facilitate programming an application on the first user equipment, wherein the short message service message comprises a security code and a request to install the application on the first user equipment to facilitate an access of the service via the visited network, and wherein the application has been installed on a second user equipment of the subscriber; and
in response to determining that the security code is represented by a cloud profile of the subscriber of the service, facilitating, via the visited network device, the programming of the application on the first user equipment using over the air programming.

US Pat. No. 10,694,367

SUBSCRIBER DATA MANAGEMENT LOGS PARSING AND CONVERSION TO ANALYTICS USE CASES

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of building a wireless communication service subscriber life-cycle data store, comprising:periodically reading wireless communication subscriber account logs by a subscriber life-cycle event application executing on a computer system from a data store, where the wireless communication subscriber account logs are automatically generated by a plurality of wireless communication network infrastructure nodes and stored in the log data store, where the nodes are two or more of a mobility management entity (MME) node, a home subscriber server (HSS) node, a subscriber data management (SDM) node, a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) node, a packet data network gateway (PDN-GW) node, or an IP multimedia system (IMS) node;
parsing each of the read subscriber account logs by the subscriber life-cycle event application to identify a subscriber by a subscriber identity, a time, and an account log type;
based on the parsing, identifying any subscriber account logs associated with the subscriber identity by the subscriber life-cycle event application;
analyzing the parsed subscriber account logs associated with the subscriber identity by the subscriber life-cycle event application in time sequence order and based on the account log type to identify a plurality of subscriber life-cycle events associated with that subscriber;
for each identified subscriber life-cycle event, building a subscriber life-cycle entry comprising a date and time, the subscriber identity, and an identity of a subscriber life-cycle event by the subscriber life-cycle event application, where each subscriber life-cycle entry corresponds to and consolidates a plurality of subscriber account logs, and where each subscriber life-cycle entry comprises less content than the corresponding plurality of subscriber account logs;
storing the subscriber life-cycle entry by the subscriber life-cycle event application in a subscriber life-cycle data store, wherein the subscriber life-cycle data store persists the subscriber life-cycle entries for a plurality of months and promotes wireless communication service provider network management operations;
reading subscriber life-cycle entries from the subscriber life-cycle data store by a capacity analysis application executing on a computer system;
analyzing the subscriber life-cycle entries by the capacity analysis application to identify a region of the wireless communication network where above average rates of wireless communication device jumping between overlapping radio access networks occurs; and
adapting the wireless coverage in the identified region.

US Pat. No. 10,694,364

PROVIDING A LOCAL ADDRESS WHILE ROAMING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:by a wireless device:
wirelessly connecting to a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point while roaming from a home network;
communicating with one or more servers of the home network via the WLAN access point;
providing a local address of the wireless device to the home network in one or more messages related to a service, wherein the local address comprises a mutable internet protocol (IP) address of the wireless device, wherein a location of the wireless device is determined by the home network based on the local address, and wherein provision of the service to the wireless device by the home network is determined based on the location of the wireless device;
in response to the determination to provide the service based on the location of the wireless device, performing the service using the home network via the WLAN access point;
wherein said providing the local address of the wireless device comprises providing the local address within a routable local address header field of the one or more messages.

US Pat. No. 10,694,361

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED AGENT ASSISTED ELECTRONIC BUSINESS CARDS

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first electronic card device comprising an embedded microprocessor and memory wherein the first electronic card device is self-contained;
the memory loadable with information associated with a holder of the first electronic card;
the microprocessor operable to communicate with another device responsive to detecting said another device is within a threshold proximity, wherein said another device is a second electronic card device, which is portable and which is self-contained;
the microprocessor further operable to share at least some of the information with said another device based on current context, wherein the microprocessor is further operable to receive, from said another device, information associated with a new device with which said another device exchanged the information, allowing the holder of the first electronic card to virtually meet a holder of the new device, wherein the new device is a third electronic card, which is portable.

US Pat. No. 10,694,348

FACILITATING MESH NETWORKS OF CONNECTED MOVABLE OBJECTS

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a device comprising a processor, a distance between a first movable object of movable objects communicatively coupled to a wireless network and a stationary wireless access point device from which a message is received; and
determining, by the device, a value of a characteristic of the first movable object of movable objects, wherein the determining the value is based on a likelihood of receipt, by a second movable object of the movable objects, of the message being transmitted from the first movable object to the second movable object and the distance between the first movable object and the stationary wireless access point device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,343

TRANSPARENT EVENT AND PRODUCT-BASED SOCIAL CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION VIA SMS

Cheerity, Inc., Mohegan ...

1. A method for automatically authenticating ownership of uploaded content to a server by cellular messaging comprising:receiving content uploaded by a user to a server by Multimedia Message Service (MMS) cellular messaging;
retrieving a user account for said user or if said user does not have a user account, creating a user account for said user without interaction from said user;
creating a post mapped to said content and said user account, establishing said user account as owner of said content;
creating a media uniform resource locator (mURL) mapped to said post;
sending said mURL as a hyperlink by Short Message Service (SMS) cellular messaging to said user;
upon receiving a first activation of said hyperlink by said user, automatically authenticating said user as said owner of said post and therefore of said content and embedding a cookie in said user's device that associates said device with said user account; and
upon receiving a subsequent activation of said hyperlink by a subsequent user, checking for the presence of said cookie in said subsequent user's device and, if detected, allowing said subsequent user now identified as said owner to access, edit, download, or share said content, and if not detected, identifying said subsequent user as a non-owner allowing said non-owner to access, download, or share, but not edit, said content.

US Pat. No. 10,694,342

SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING DEVICE AND SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING METHOD USING LAYERED DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A signal multiplexing method, comprising:generating a power-reduced enhanced layer signal by reducing power of an enhanced layer signal;
generating a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal;
reducing power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal to generate a power-reduced multiplexed signal;
generating a time-interleaved signal by performing time-interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal in the power-reduced multiplexed signal, after combining the core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal; and
generating a broadcast signal frame using the time-interleaved signal and Layer 1 signaling information,
wherein the Layer 1 signaling information includes injection level information of an injection level controller, the injection level information corresponds to a scaling factor of the injection level controller, and the scaling factor corresponds to a reduction in the power of the enhanced layer signal, and
wherein the time-interleaving is shared for both a core layer corresponding to the core layer signal and an enhanced layer corresponding to the enhanced layer signal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,340

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING RADIO MAP AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME

SK Planet Co., Ltd., Seo...

1. An apparatus for producing a radio map, the apparatus comprising:a processor configured to process calculations related to generation of a fingerprint radio map; and
a memory configured to store at least one instruction executed through the processor, wherein the at least one instruction comprises:
a selection instruction of selecting valid sensing data related to a specific offline store from WLAN sensing data collected from a plurality of terminal devices, wherein the WLAN sensing data includes information on a sensed position at which a WLAN signal is sensed;
a determination instruction of determining, as a valid sensing data group, valid sensing data having similarity larger than or equal to a threshold value based on similarity between the valid sensing data; and
a production instruction of producing a fingerprint radio map of the specific offline store based on the valid sensing data determined as the valid sensing data group,
wherein the selection instruction selects, as the valid sensing data, the WLAN sensing data including the information on the sensed position within a valid distance from a position of the specific offline store.

US Pat. No. 10,694,339

ENABLING AND DISABLING LOCATION SHARING BASED ON ENVIRONMENTAL SIGNALS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:a sharing engine stored in memory that when executed by a processor:
determines that a first user computing device and a second user computing device are within a threshold distance of one another at a time when a location sharing setting is disabled on the first user computing device; and
displays a prompt on the first user computing device responsive to the determination, the prompt soliciting user input to temporarily enable the location sharing setting on the first user computing device to share a location of the first user computing device with the second user computing device, the sharing engine being configured to assess the threshold distance and display the prompt without relying on any user-configured location sharing preference of the first user computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,334

METHOD AND/OR SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING OF A MOBILE DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, at a computing device, comprising:obtaining first timing advance parameters based, at least in part, on signals transmitted from a mobile device to three or more concurrently connected base stations on uplink channels to the three or more base stations;
obtaining a first estimated location for the mobile device;
determining whether the first estimated location satisfies an accuracy requirement based, at least in part, on the first timing advance parameters; and
computing a second estimated location of the mobile device based, at least in part, on the first timing advance parameters and locations of the three or more base stations responsive to the first estimated location not satisfying the accuracy requirement;
wherein determining whether the first estimated location satisfies the accuracy requirement comprises:
comparing second timing advance parameters, associated with the first estimated location, with the first timing advance parameters; and
determining whether a difference between the first timing advance parameters and the second timing advance parameters exceeds a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,694,329

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TIME OF FLIGHT DETECTION

SKAOTLOM LLC, Fremont, C...

1. A method for determining a distance between a signal source and a receiver, based on a signal that is recovered from a probe signal transmitted at a predetermined time from the signal source and received and digitized at the receiver, the probe signal comprising a repeating pseudo-random noise (PRN) code signal, the PRN code signal comprising a sequence of sections, each section having a predetermined duration and having samples corresponding to one of a plurality of predetermined waveforms, the method comprising:(i) assigning each sample of the digitized recovered signal by an offset time value relative to the predetermined time;
(ii) dividing the digitized recovered signal into sections, each section having the predetermined duration;
(iii) aligning in time the sections of digitized recovered signal with the sections of the PRN code signal;
(iv) associating each section of the digitized recovered signal with the predetermined waveform of the aligned section of the PRM code signal;
(v) for each predetermined waveform, coherently summing the samples in the sections of the digitized recovered signal associated with the predetermined waveform, and computing a correlation value between the coherently summed samples with the predetermined waveform;
(vi) summing the correlation values to provide a test correlation value associated with the offset time value; and
(vii) repeating steps (i) through (vi) for different offset time values.

US Pat. No. 10,694,327

MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE AND WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE HAVING AUTOMATIC ACCESS MODE CONTROL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a wearable computing device, an indication that the wearable computing device is being worn by a user; and
responsive to at least the indication that the wearable computing device is being worn and an indication that a distance between the wearable computing device and a mobile computing device is less than a threshold distance, transmitting, by the wearable computing device, to the mobile computing device, an instruction to cause the mobile computing device to change an access mode of a computing environment of the mobile computing device from a reduced access security mode to an increased access security mode in which the user is permitted access to a larger set of functionality provided by the mobile computing device than when in the reduced access security mode.

US Pat. No. 10,694,322

DYNAMIC MIX ZONES

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. An apparatus for providing anonymity in geographic data for probes using a variable mix zone in a geographic region, the apparatus comprising:a geographic database configured to store one or more attributes of a road or intersection in the geographic region;
a mix zone generator configured to define a mix zone boundary having a size based on the one or more attributes of a road or intersection and monitor probe data for at least one probe, wherein identities of devices are protected for probe data including a location within the mix zone boundary; and
an anonymity calculator configured to calculate an anonymity level, wherein the size of the mix zone boundary is based on the anonymity level, wherein the anonymity calculator is configured to compare the anonymity level to at least one threshold and adjust the mix zone boundary for the size of the mix zone.

US Pat. No. 10,694,318

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEFINING AND IMPLEMENTING RULES FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL GEOFENCES

GEOFRENZY, INC., Tiburon...

1. A method for enforcing at least one rule within a geofence, comprising:defining at least one zone of the geofence by a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address anchor point in a geofence database, wherein the unique IP address anchor point is a unique identifier of the at least one zone, and wherein the unique IP address anchor point includes metadata associated with the at least one zone, including at least one rule for entering, exiting, or dwelling within the at least one zone;
determining a geographic location of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and converting the geographic location to an IP address;
identifying one of the at least one zone associated with the IP address based on a corresponding unique IP address anchor point;
identifying the at least one rule from the metadata associated with the corresponding unique IP address anchor point; and
implementing the at least one rule while the UAV is physically located within the at least one zone,
wherein the geofence is a three dimensional geofence, wherein the three dimensional geofence is a cone, a cylinder, a sphere, a spheroid, a rectangular prism, a triangular prism, a pentagonal prism, and/or a hexagonal prism, wherein the three dimensional geofence is defined by a plurality of points, wherein the plurality of points are defined by a plurality of IP addresses in the geofence database.

US Pat. No. 10,694,312

DYNAMIC AUGMENTATION OF REAL-WORLD SOUNDS INTO A VIRTUAL REALITY SOUND MIX

Harman International Indu...

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying a simulation generated by a wearable simulation system, the method comprising:acquiring sensor data from an environment in which the wearable simulation system is located;
generating one or more of a spatial, visual, or acoustic model of the environment based on the sensor data;
determining that the model of the environment meets a first criterion;
identifying a first protocol corresponding to the first criterion; and
incorporating a first portion of data into the simulation based on the first protocol, wherein the first portion of data comprises at least one of a representation of a portion of the sensor data or a signal that originates from the environment.

US Pat. No. 10,694,311

SYNCHRONIZED SPATIAL AUDIO PRESENTATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

16. A method for presenting spatialized audio to two or more users within a real-world environment, comprising:generating map data for the real-world environment;
assigning a plurality of dynamic audio objects to predetermined locations in the real-world environment based on the generated map data, each dynamic audio object associated with a set of audio tracks;
detecting the location of one or more wearable spatial audio output devices within the real-world environment; and
for each detected wearable spatial audio output device,
determining a position of the wearable spatial audio output device relative to one or more dynamic audio objects;
for a selected dynamic audio object, selecting audio tracks for a user-specific subset of audio tracks based on the position of the wearable spatial audio output device relative to the selected dynamic audio object; and
generating a device-specific spatialized audio mix including the user-specific subset of audio tracks based on the position of the wearable spatial audio output device relative to the selected dynamic audio object for playback of the device-specific spatialized audio mix.

US Pat. No. 10,694,302

HEARING AID

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

1. A hearing aid insertable into the ear of a hearing aid wearer, the hearing aid comprising:a housing shell for receiving hearing aid components;
a faceplate closing off said housing shell; and
a dipole antenna having a helical structure with at least one complete turn and a helix axis aligned parallel to said faceplate;
said dipole antenna having two separate poles being bent in opposite directions relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,694,299

EAR-WORN ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCORPORATING MOTOR BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method implemented using an ear-worn electronic device configured to be worn by a wearer, the method comprising:receiving EEG signals from or proximate to an ear of the wearer, the EEG signals associated with each of a number of selected control movements of the wearer and a baseline period of non-movement of the wearer;
processing the EEG signals associated with each of the selected control movements and the baseline period using a plurality of disparate data analysis pipelines implemented by a processor, each of the data analysis pipelines configured to translate features of the EEG signals to device control parameters for controlling the ear-worn electronic device in response to the selected control movements;
selecting one of the plurality of data analysis pipelines or a weighted combination of the data analysis pipelines that most effectively translates features of the EEG signals to device control parameters; and
controlling the ear-worn electronic device using the selected control movements processed by the selected data analysis pipeline or the weighted combination of data analysis pipelines.

US Pat. No. 10,694,274

PANEL BOTTOM MEMBER STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A panel bottom member structure, comprising:a panel bottom member including:
a light absorbing member, a top bonding layer disposed on the light absorbing member;
an acoustic vibration element which is disposed beneath the light absorbing member and is configured to generate a vibration in response to an acoustic signal; and
a buffer member disposed beneath the light absorbing member and non-overlapping the acoustic vibration element; and
an element circuit board connected to the acoustic vibration element and provided with an acoustic element driving chip which generates the acoustic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,272

SOUND BAR APPARATUS HAVING DETACHABLE SOUND TRANSDUCER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A sound bar apparatus having a detachable sound transducer comprising:a sound bar body comprising an audio signal processor and a plurality of terminals electrically connected to the audio signal processor; and
a sound transducer housing comprising a connection terminal configured to be connected to one of the plurality of terminals of the sound bar body and to receive an audio signal output from the plurality of terminals of the sound bar body,
wherein the sound transducer housing is configured to be detachably connected to the sound bar body, and
wherein, when the sound transducer housing is connected to the sound bar body, the connection terminal of the sound transducer housing is to receive the audio signal from the one of the plurality of terminals of the sound bar body and reproduce sound.

US Pat. No. 10,694,255

MEDIA SHARING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A media sharing and communication system, comprising:a recording mechanism that records a desired portion of media that is less than a full media episode upon activation by a first individual user;
a friend request mechanism for sending and receiving friend requests between users to be approved to receive and share media and wherein the friend request mechanism suggests friends who have similar interests of the first individual user;
a first user transmitter/receiver that transmits the portion of media and a message generated by the first individual user regarding the portion of media to a second individual user wherein the message is chosen from the group consisting of video, voice, text, and combinations thereof, wherein a voice message allows the first individual user to talk over the portion of media;
a confirmation mechanism that confirms that the second individual user is authorized to view the portion of media and a notification mechanism that notifies the first individual user if the second individual user is not authorized to receive the portion of media and notifies the second individual user that the portion of media cannot be received due to programming configuration subscribed to by the second individual user; and
a second user transmitter/receiver that receives the portion of media and message upon authorization of the second individual user;
the first user transmitter/receiving including a first user interface having an input device and screen view that is generated by software stored on a memory device of the first user transmitter/receiver, the first user interface providing the ability to generate a user profile of desired media content type including information chosen from the group consisting of personal information and programming preferences, providing an instant messaging exchange, and providing advertising displays based on the user profile;
wherein the first user transmitter/receiver automatically records media disseminated by the media content provider based upon preferences entered into the user profile of the first user transmitter/receiver and includes a notification mechanism notifying the first individual user of messages in an inbox and suggested programs when the first user transmitter receiver is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,694,252

SERVICE-BASED PREVENTION OF STREAM SNIPING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

5. A computer-implemented method for deterrence of stream sniping comprising:receiving, from a user, a request to join a video game;
determining that the user is receiving video of the video game;
preventing, based on the user receiving the video of the video game, the user from joining the video game while the user is receiving the video of the video game;
determining that the user has ceased to receive the video of the video game; and
allowing, based on the user ceasing to receive the video of the video game, the user to join the video game.

US Pat. No. 10,694,239

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR OPTIMIZING STREAMING BITRATE BASED ON MULTICLIENT DISPLAY PROFILES

SLING MEDIA PVT LTD, Ban...

1. A method carried-out by a streaming media server in communication with first and second client media receivers over a network, the method comprising:establishing at the streaming media server:
a first bandwidth allotment threshold based, at least in part, on a first display profile assigned to a first display device associated with the first client media receiver; and
a second bandwidth allotment threshold based, at least in part, on a second display profile assigned to the second display device associated with the second client media receiver; and
after establishing the first and second bandwidth allotment thresholds, initiating a multiclient streaming session during which the streaming media server:
encodes segments of first and second video streams at variable bitrates regulated in accordance with the first and second bandwidth allotment thresholds, respectively;
transmits the encoded segments of the first and second video streams over the network to the first and second client media receivers, respectively, for presentation on the first and second display devices;
receiving data transmitted from the first and the second client media receiver, over the network, and to the streaming media server indicative of a current size of a non-maximized graphical window in which the first video stream is presented on the first display device, and in which the second video stream is presented on the second display device; and
at the streaming media server, further establishing the first and second bandwidth allotment thresholds in accordance of current sizes of non-maximized graphical windows of the first and second display devices wherein the first and second bandwidth allotment threshold are of unequal bandwidth allotment thresholds that correspond to different current sizes of the non-maximized graphic windows of the first and second display devices.

US Pat. No. 10,694,216

VIDEO CODING USING SEPARATE LEARNING AND FILTERING PATHWAYS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A decoder, comprising:an entropy decoding stage that entropy decodes syntax elements representative of an encoded video frame from an encoded bitstream to produce quantized transform coefficients;
a dequantization stage that dequantizes the quantized transform coefficients to produce transform coefficients;
an inverse transform stage that inverse transforms the transform coefficients to produce a prediction residual;
a reconstruction stage that reconstructs the prediction residual to produce a reconstructed frame;
a first post-reconstruction pathway that filters a first copy of the reconstructed frame using one or more filtering techniques and outputs the filtered frame within an output video stream for display at a user device; and
a second post-reconstruction pathway that trains a learning model for video content identification using a second copy of the reconstructed frame and outputs a trained learning model, wherein training the learning model using the second copy of the reconstructed frame results in a greater classification accuracy upper bound for the learning model than training the learning model using the filtered frame.

US Pat. No. 10,694,206

MOTION COMPENSATION USING A PATCHWORK MOTION FIELD

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for direct mode video coding/decoding using collocated motion vectors from different reference frames that are part of a patchwork motion field comprising:determining for a first block in a first frame in a sequence of frames of a video signal, a collocated block that is in a second frame of the sequence of frames, the collocated block in the second frame having an explicitly transmitted motion vector pointing to a previously decoded frame of the sequence of frames that is different from the first frame and the second frame;
computing a predicted block for the first block in the first frame using the motion vector of the collocated block in the second frame and an offset vector for at least one of forward prediction and backward prediction, wherein the offset vector is signaled at a higher level than a block level and covers multiple blocks;
determining for a second block of the first frame, a collocated block that is in a third frame of the sequence of frames, the collocated block in the third frame having an explicitly transmitted motion vector pointing to a previously decoded frame of the sequence of frames that is different from the first frame and the third frame; and
computing a predicted block for the second block of the first frame using the motion vector of the collocated block in the third frame and the offset vector for at least one of forward prediction and backward prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,694,150

MULTI-CAMERA VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING, DATA CONNECTION AND POWER SUPPLY

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A multi-camera vision system for a vehicle, said multi-camera vision system comprising:a first camera module disposed at a vehicle so as to have a first field of view exterior of the vehicle, wherein said first camera module comprises a first lens and a first imager, wherein said first camera module is operable to capture image data;
a second camera module disposed at the vehicle so as to have a second field of view exterior of the vehicle, wherein said second camera module comprises a second lens and a second imager, wherein said second camera module is operable to capture image data;
wherein said first camera module is powered by a first power supply line and wherein said second camera module is powered by a second power supply line;
wherein image data captured by said first camera module is provided to said second camera module;
wherein image data captured by said second camera module is provided to said first camera module;
wherein said first camera module comprises a first image processor that (i) processes image data captured by said first camera module and (ii) processes image data captured by said second camera module that is provided to said first camera module; and
wherein said second camera module comprises a second image processor that (i) processes image data captured by said second camera module and (ii) processes image data captured by said first camera module that is provided to said second camera module.
wherein depth information computations and other image processing tasks are performed simultaneously by said first and second image processors of said first and second camera modules;
wherein, for enhancement of system performance and enhanced balancing of image processing loads, some of the depth information computations and other image processing tasks are performed at said first camera module by (i) processing image data captured by said first camera module and (ii) processing image data captured by said second camera module that is provided to said first camera module, and others of the depth information computations and other image processing tasks are performed at said second camera module by (i) processing image data captured by said second camera module and (ii) processing image data captured by said first camera module that is provided to said second camera module; and
wherein said vision system selectively combines processing by said first and second image processors depending on tasks to be performed by said multi-camera vision system.

US Pat. No. 10,694,116

IMAGE TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a generation unit configured to generate a plurality of pieces of transmission data in a predetermined format respectively corresponding to a plurality of divided images by dividing image data into the plurality of divided images when the image data having a size larger than a size transmittable in the predetermined format is to be transmitted; and
an output unit configured to output the plurality of pieces of transmission data through a plurality of transmission paths,
wherein the generation unit divides the image data in a raster scanning direction in a unit of a predetermined number of pixels and sequentially allocates the image data of the unit of the predetermined number of pixels to a plurality of divided images in an order of the raster scanning direction to divide the image data into the plurality of divided images,
wherein the image data is a RAW image data in a Bayer array, and
wherein the generation unit divides the image data into the plurality of divided images such that pixel data in same coordinates in a Bayer unit is allocated to a same divided image.

US Pat. No. 10,694,106

COMPUTER VISION APPLICATION PROCESSING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:generating, at second processing circuitry, an indication of a particular type of statistic that is relevant to a computer-vision application, the indication provided to first processing circuitry to detect changes in images that are associated with the particular type of statistic;
generating, at a change detection circuit included in the first processing circuitry, a control signal based on a change amount between first sensor data and second sensor data, wherein the change amount is associated with the particular type of statistic, wherein the first sensor data corresponds to a first set of pixel values associated with a first image captured by a sensor, and wherein the second sensor data corresponds to a second set of pixel values associated with a second image captured by the sensor;
providing the second sensor data to the second processing circuitry in response to the control signal indicating the change amount satisfies a threshold associated with the particular type of statistic; and
performing, at the second processing circuitry, the computer-vision application on at least one object in the second image, wherein the second processing circuitry consumes more power than the first processing circuitry, and wherein performing the computer-vision application comprises:
extracting, from a portion of the first image or the second image, a set of features associated with the at least one object, wherein the set of features is extracted from a particular portion of the second image;
generating a clustered set of features by clustering the set of features with features in the first image; and
generating context data indicating a context of the first image, the context data generated by classifying the clustered set of features based on a classification model.

US Pat. No. 10,694,098

APPARATUS DISPLAYING GUIDE FOR IMAGING DOCUMENT, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory that stores a program; and
a processor that executes the program that causes the apparatus to:
detect four-side information indicating four sides of a subject image included in a captured image;
determine, based on a width and a height of the captured image and the four-side information of the subject image, whether vertical guide lines are to be displayed as imaging guides or horizontal guide lines are to be displayed as imaging guides;
display the vertical guide lines in a left end and a right end of a region in which the captured image is displayed when it is determined that the vertical guide lines are to be displayed, wherein the horizontal guide lines are not displayed when it is determined that the vertical guide lines are to be displayed; and
display the horizontal guide lines in an upper end and a lower end of the region in which the captured image is displayed when it is determined that the horizontal guide lines are to be displayed, wherein the vertical guide lines are not displayed when it is determined that the horizontal guide lines are to be displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,694,079

IMAGING APPARATUS THAT OUTPUTS RAW IMAGE DATA AND ASSOCIATED METADATA AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT USES SAME FOR FURTHER PROCESSING

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging apparatus, comprising:an imager configured to generate RAW data by imaging of a subject; and circuitry configured to:
produce first metadata associated with the RAW data,
process the RAW data to generate a first image signal for displaying a first image on a display,
present selectable information on the display to enable the user to select a setting of the imaging apparatus as setting information,
produce second metadata including the setting information selected by the user,
generate a second image signal for displaying a second image corresponding to the RAW data and based on the second metadata,
cause a display to display the second image with the setting selected by the user, the second image being displayed with characteristics determined by the setting information included in the second metadata, and
store the RAW data, the first metadata and the second metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,694,076

COLOR CALIBRATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A method of calibrating an area coverage representation of a color, the method comprising:determining a first area coverage of a Neugebauer primary in an area coverage representation of a color based on a plurality of reference area coverage parameters for the Neugebauer primary, wherein each reference area coverage parameter in the plurality of reference area coverage parameters corresponds to a respective colorant deposition subsystem in a plurality of colorant deposition subsystems;
determining a second area coverage of the Neugebauer primary based on the plurality of reference area coverage parameters and a plurality of calibration parameters for the Neugebauer primary, wherein each calibration parameter in the plurality of calibration parameters corresponds to a respective colorant deposition subsystem in the plurality of colorant deposition subsystems;
determining a plurality of calibrated area coverage parameters for the Neugebauer primary in the area coverage representation of the color based on the plurality of reference area coverage parameters, the plurality of calibration parameters and a difference in area coverage between the first area coverage and the second area coverage;
generating control data based on the plurality of calibrated area coverage parameters; and
controlling a colorant deposition system, including the plurality of colorant deposition subsystems, using the generated control data.

US Pat. No. 10,694,009

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING AN ARRAY OF PUMPS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Clean Energy Labs, LLC, ...

1. A communications system comprising:(a) a substrate; and
(b) an array of pumps comprising a plurality of electrically conductive gates mounted on the substrate and an electrically conductive sheet spaced apart from the plurality of electrically conductive gates, wherein
(i) the array of pumps are operable for operating at a first frequency to produce sound waves at a second frequency, and
(ii) the first frequency is higher than the second frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,694,008

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING DATA PACKETS

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

wherein Y corresponds to the received header value; andcalculating the size of the message based on the header value by applying the selected message size formula.

US Pat. No. 10,694,007

PREAMBLE DEFECT DETECTION AND MITIGATION

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a circuit configured to:
synchronize a sampling phase for sampling a signal pattern, including:
sample a preamble field of the signal pattern to obtain sample values;
split the sample values into a plurality of groups, each group of the plurality of groups including consecutively-obtained samples;
determine defect groups from the plurality of groups having samples corresponding to defects in the preamble field;
remove the defect groups from the plurality of groups; and
synchronize the sampling phase based on the plurality of groups.

US Pat. No. 10,694,005

HARDWARE-BASED PACKET FORWARDING FOR THE TRANSPORT LAYER

Akamai Technologies Inc.,...

1. A method for relaying packets performed by a host computer, the method comprising:(a) providing a host computer that includes:
(i) network interface hardware having a forwarding table;
(ii) circuitry forming at least one processor;
(iii) at least one software process executing on the at least one processor of the host computer;
(b) with the host computer:
(i) receiving a packet, via the network interface hardware;
(ii) providing a group of modes for handling the packet at the forwarding table, the group of modes comprising:
controller mode, and
fast mode, and
branch mode;
(iii) selecting a mode from the group of modes for handling the packet based on the content of the packet,
(iv) handling the packet in accord with the selected mode;
(v) wherein controller mode comprises the forwarding table forwarding the packet to the at least one software process to exercise a relaying function on the packet;
(vi) wherein branch mode comprises the forwarding table copying the packet to the at least one software process and synchronously relaying the packets to a destination device via the network interface hardware, said relaying performed based on a configuration of the forwarding table.

US Pat. No. 10,694,001

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR UPLOADING A FILE

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for uploading a file, comprising:receiving, by a router, a target file for uploading to a target server which is transmitted from a terminal;
determining, by the router, a feature value of the target file;
obtaining, by the router, a list of feature values of files for the target server, in which the feature value of each file stored in the target server is recorded;
transmitting, by the router, the target file to the target server, when the feature value of the target file is not in the list of feature values of files;
transmitting, by the router, the feature value of the target file to the target server, when the feature value of the target file is in the list of feature values of files,
when the target server receives the target file transmitted by the router, storing, by the target server, the target file and recording, by the target server, the target file as an uploading file of a login account of the terminal; and
when the target server receives the feature value of the target file transmitted by the router, recording, by the target server, a target file corresponding to the received feature value which is already stored in the target server as the uploading file of the login account of the terminal,
wherein a list of feature values of files corresponding to each account is stored in the target server;
wherein when the target server receives the feature value of the target file transmitted by the router, recording, by the target server, the target file corresponding to the received feature value which is already stored in the target server as the uploading file of the login account of the terminal comprises:
when the target server receives the feature value of the target file transmitted by the router and the feature value of the target file is not in a list of feature values of files which corresponds to the login account of the terminal, recording, by the target server, the target file which is already stored in the target server as the uploading file of the login account of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,000

BROWSER-BASED ANALYSIS OF CONTENT REQUEST MODE PERFORMANCE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:one or more computer processors;
a computer readable memory accessible by at least one of the one or more computer processors, and
an executable browser module stored in the computer-readable memory, the browser module configured to:
determine, using a randomizing algorithm, a request type for each of a plurality of content requests to a content server, wherein the request type is determined from a group of request types comprising:
a first request type comprising a request, for a first version of requested content, to the content server without going through an intermediary server, wherein the browser module is to render the first version of requested content; and
a second request type comprising a request, to the intermediary server, for an at least partially pre-rendered second version of requested content that is different than the first version of the requested content, wherein the intermediary server provides the second version of the requested content, at least partially pre-rendered from the first version of the requested content, to the browser module;
record content load time measurements for the plurality of content requests;
determine whether a difference between a first distribution of a first portion of the content load time measurements associated with the first request type and a second distribution of a second portion of the content load time measurements associated with the second request type satisfies a statistical criterion;
in response to determining that the difference satisfies the statistical criterion, generate request configuration information indicating a preferred request type for content requests to the content server, wherein the preferred request type is associated with lower content load time measurements than a non-preferred request type;
determine a request type for a subsequent request for content hosted by the content server, wherein the determination of the request type for the subsequent request is biased toward determining to use the preferred request type, with a pseudo-random chance of determining to use a non-preferred request type instead of the preferred request type for the subsequent request without first changing the preferred request type; and
establish a connection with either the content server or the intermediary server based on the determined request type for the subsequent content request.

US Pat. No. 10,693,990

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD OF DATA TRANSMISSION, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing system comprising:a first storage device;
a first information processing device coupled to the first storage device and including a first memory and a first processor coupled to the first memory; and
a second information processing device including a second memory and a second processor coupled to the second memory,
wherein the first processor is configured to perform:
receiving a first request requesting data,
transmitting the first request to a third information processing device,
receiving the data from the third information processing device,
storing the data in the first storage device, and
notifying the second information processing device of information indicating that the data is stored in the first storage device,
the second processor is configured to perform:
receiving a second request requesting the data from a device,
changing, based on the information, a destination of the second request to the first information processing device, and
transmitting the second request of which the destination is changed to the first information processing device,
the first processor is further configured to perform:
transmitting the data stored in the first storage device to the second information processing device in response to receiving the second request from the second information processing device, and
the second processor is configured to:
transmitting, to the device, the data received from the first information processing device as a response to the second request.

US Pat. No. 10,693,989

BROKERING SERVICES FROM PARTNER CLOUD PLATFORMS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a developer and at a Proxy Service Broker on a Hoster Platform as a Service (PaaS), a request for a Service Catalog comprising PaaS services available from a Partner PaaS, wherein the Proxy Service Broker on the Hoster PaaS brokers the PaaS services run by the Partner PaaS by mapping Partner PaaS service creation, and binding service calls to corresponding calls on the Partner PaaS;
initiating creation, by the developer using the Proxy Service Broker, of an instance of a Partner PaaS service selected from the Service Catalog;
generating, by the Proxy Service Broker, a unique service identifier for the instance of the Partner PaaS service to avoid name clashes on the Partner PaaS;
transmitting, using the Proxy Service Broker, a call to a Partner Service Broker on the Partner PaaS to create the instance of the Partner PaaS service executing on the Partner PaaS;
deploying, by the developer, an Application on the Hoster PaaS to consume the instance of the Partner PaaS service;
binding, by the developer, the Application deployed on the Hoster PaaS to the instance of the Partner PaaS service executing on the Partner PaaS; and
directly consuming the Partner PaaS service executing on the Partner PaaS and bound to the Application deployed on the Hoster PaaS by using Hoster PaaS consumer credentials and without requiring Partner PaaS consumer credentials.

US Pat. No. 10,693,987

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENSURING PRESENTATION OF IN-APPLICATION MESSAGES

Braze, Inc., New York, N...

1. A method performed by a software application on a user computing device for presenting a message to a user of the computing device, comprising:sending a communication to a registration server;
receiving message data from a messaging server after the step of sending a communication to the registration server has been performed, where the received message data instructs the software application to present a message to the user;
checking to determine if the software application has already presented the message to the user; and
causing the message to be presented to the user if the software application has not already caused the message to be presented to the user, and wherein receipt of the message data causes the software application to ignore any subsequently received push notifications that include the same messaging data that was included in the message data received from the messaging server.

US Pat. No. 10,693,979

THIRD PARTY VALIDATION OF WEB CONTENT

CLOUDFLARE, INC., San Fr...

1. A method in a first server, comprising:receiving, from a client network application, a first request for a first network resource;
retrieving the requested first network resource, wherein the requested first network resource is handled by a second server that is different than the first server;
validating whether at least a portion of the retrieved first network resource conforms to a set of one or more rules;
responsive to determining that the at least the portion of the retrieved first network resource conforms to the set of one or more rules, cryptographically signing the at least the portion of the retrieved first network resource thereby creating a digital signature;
transmitting a first response to the client network application that includes the at least the portion of the retrieved first network resource and the digital signature;
determining that the requested first network resource includes a reference to a second network resource;
retrieving the second network resource;
storing the retrieved second network resource in cache available to the first server;
receiving, from the client network application, a second request for the second network resource, wherein the second request for the second network resource is received after the step of retrieving the second network resource;
retrieving the second network resource from the cache available to the first server; and
transmitting a second response to the client network application that includes at least the retrieved second network resource.

US Pat. No. 10,693,974

MANAGING BROWSER SESSION NAVIGATION BETWEEN ONE OR MORE BROWSERS

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A computing device comprising:a processor; and
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the computing device to:
receive, from a server device and via a remote presentation protocol, a browser window display output of a first page of content, the content being generated by a browser application executable at the server device;
display, via a display of the computing device, the browser window display output of the first page of content;
execute, at the computing device, an instance of a local browser window;
display, via the instance of the local browser window and via the display of the computing device, the first page of content;
receive, via the local browser window, a navigation command to navigate to a second page of content; and
based on the navigation command to navigate to the second page of content, synchronize a first browsing history of the browser application executable at the server device with a second browsing history of the instance of the local browser window executable at the computing device, such that the second page of content is added to the first browsing history.

US Pat. No. 10,693,970

SERVICING OF STORAGE DEVICE SOFTWARE COMPONENTS OF NODES OF A CLUSTER STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp Inc., Sunyvale, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first node, an access request from a client device for a data container stored on shared storage accessible over a network to the first node and a second node;
retrieving, by the first node over the network from the second node, stored session data for a prior session where the data container was accessed using a stored user identifier and a stored data container handle;
comparing the stored user identifier and the stored data container handle to a user identifier and a data container handle of the access request to determine whether the client device accessed the data container through the prior session with the second node based upon the user identifier matching the stored user identifier and the data container handle matching the stored data container handle; and
validating and performing the access request upon the data container by the first node based upon the client device being associated with the prior session with the second node, otherwise, denying the access request.

US Pat. No. 10,693,960

DATA EXCHANGE GUIDE DEVICE AND AN EXECUTION METHOD THEREOF

WALTON ADVANCED ENGINEERI...

1. A data exchange guide device, comprising a connection interface, a storage module and a network module; wherein: the connection interface, the storage module and the network module are electrically connected one another through a substrate; the storage module comprises private key information, a processing program and a driver, wherein the driver is effective to enabling an electronic device to access the network module and wherein the network module contains a virtual network card which is incapable of accessing the Internet independently and needs to bridge to an existing physical network card in the electronic device;wherein the processing program, which is executed by the electronic device connected with the connection interface and the virtual network card of the network module, is able to read the private key information, to access a tabulation of remote shared data when a network is available to the processing program via the virtual network card, which is connected with an existing physical network card in the electronic device, and to display the tabulation on a graphic user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,693,932

DISTRIBUTING COMMUNICATION OF A DATA STREAM AMONG MULTIPLE DEVICES

1. A first device comprising:a first transceiver and a second transceiver;
memory including computer readable instructions; and
a processor to, in response to an alphanumeric sharing code obtained from a second device to associate a plurality of devices with a shared connection, execute the computer readable instructions to perform operations including:
sending, via the first transceiver, a request including the alphanumeric sharing code to a distribution system to join the shared connection, the shared connection to distribute communication of a complete data stream among the plurality of devices, the plurality of devices including the first device, the alphanumeric sharing code having been assigned by the distribution system to associate the plurality of devices with the shared connection;
causing the first transceiver to receive a first one of a plurality of partial data streams corresponding to a first portion of the complete data stream from the distribution system via a first data connection established in response to the request, the plurality of partial data streams corresponding to respective portions of the complete data stream; and
relaying, via the second transceiver, the first one of the plurality of partial data streams to the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,693,927

PARALLEL EXECUTION OF REQUEST TRACKING AND RESOURCE DELIVERY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors configured to:
provide, to a client computing device communicatively coupled to the one or more processors via a communication network, a content item for display on the client computing device, the content item comprising:
a renderable portion,
a content item identifier,
a first URL, the first URL causes the client computing device, responsive to actuation of the content item by the client computing device, to send a content item identifier of the content item and a device identifier of the client computing device, to a records server at a first network location identified by the first URL via the communication network, and
a second URL, the second URL causes the client computing device, responsive to actuation of the content item by the client computing device, to retrieve via the communication network a first resource from a second network location identified by the second URL for display by the client computing device,
the content item, when actuated by the client computing device, is configured to cause the client computing device to:
send the content item identifier of the content item and the device identifier of the client computing device, via the communication network, to a records server at the first network location identified by the first URL; and
retrieve the first resource from the second network location identified by the second URL independent of receiving a response from the records server.

US Pat. No. 10,693,922

MULTI-CHANNEL CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

salesforce.com, inc., Sa...

1. A system comprising:one or more hardware processors; and
a database system implemented using a server system comprising the one or more hardware processors; the database system configurable to cause:
identifying a first communication on a first communication channel provided using a first communication protocol, the first communication channel being between a first one of a plurality of customers and a first one of a plurality of agents;
processing a customer identifier associated with the first communication, the customer identifier identifying the first customer;
processing an agent identifier associated with the first communication, the agent identifier identifying the first agent;
retrieving a unique multi-channel identifier from a database, the unique multi-channel identifier being different from the customer identifier and different from the agent identifier, the unique multi-channel identifier linking the customer identifier and the agent identifier to uniquely link the first customer with the first agent from among the customers and the agents, the unique multi-channel identifier configured to be interpreted by processors associated with different communication channels provided using different communication protocols to initiate the different communication channels, the different communication channels comprising the first communication channel and a second communication channel; and
initiating, concurrent with existence of the first communication channel and using the unique multi-channel identifier, the second communication channel between the first agent and the first customer, the second communication channel provided using a second communication protocol different from the first communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,693,907

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRAFFIC FILTERING UPON DETECTION OF A DDOS ATTACK

AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow...

1. A method for filtering network traffic to protect a computing device from a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, wherein the method comprises:responsive to detecting the computing device is subject to the DDoS attack, intercepting data from a network node to the computing device;
determining one or more data transmission parameters based on the intercepted data;
assigning an initial danger rating to the network node at least based on a network address of the network node comprising at least an IP address;
changing the danger rating of the network node based on an application of a filter and on the data transmission parameters;
responsive to determining that the danger rating of the network node exceeds a threshold value, limiting a transmittal of data from the network node to the computing device by limiting channel capacity between the network node and the computing device, wherein an amount by which the channel capacity is limited is determined based on a relationship between the changed danger rating and historical values of the danger rating; and
halting the application of the filter until the danger rating of the network node becomes less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,693,900

ANOMALY DETECTION BASED ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT TOPOLOGY

SPLUNK INC., San Francis...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:accessing a set of events associated with activity by a plurality of entities in an information technology (IT) environment, wherein each event in the set of events includes a portion of raw machine data that reflects activity in the IT environment and that is produced by a component of the IT environment, wherein each event is associated with a timestamp extracted from the raw machine data;
determining a topology of the IT environment by processing at least some of the accessed set of events;
generating an entity relationship graph based on the topology of the IT environment;
wherein the entity relationship graph includes:
a plurality of nodes representative of the plurality of entities in the IT environment; and
edges connecting the plurality of nodes, the edges representing relationships and activity between entities represented by the plurality of nodes;
wherein each edge includes a directionality that indicates a normal flow of communication between the entities represented by the nodes connected to the edge; and
monitoring the entity relationship graph to detect an anomaly.

US Pat. No. 10,693,895

SECURITY INDICATOR ACCESS DETERMINATION

Micro Focus LLC, Santa C...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon machine readable instructions to provide security indicator access determination, the machine readable instructions, when executed, cause at least one processor to:determine that a security indicator is received from a first entity for sharing with a second entity;
analyze a rule associated with identification of a third entity that has access to the security indicator, wherein the third entity is different from the second entity, and if the second entity belongs to a community, the third entity is not in the community of the second entity;
determine whether to identify the third entity based on the analysis of the rule;
in response to a determination that the third entity is to be identified based on the analysis of the rule, identify the third entity to the first entity; and
in response to a determination that the third entity is not to be identified based on the analysis of the rule, not identify the third entity to the first entity.

US Pat. No. 10,693,892

NETWORK ATTACK TAINTING AND TRACKING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:monitoring, by a network device, data packets destined for a target for a malicious request; and
responsive to detecting the malicious request;
creating by the network device a payload;
formatting the payload to correspond to a protocol of the request;
digitally signing the payload;
injecting the digitally signed payload into a response message; and
transmitting the response message to a source of the request as a response to the request.

US Pat. No. 10,693,873

SECURING REMOTE AUTHENTICATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. In a computing environment, a method of authenticating a secure session between a first entity of a user and an identity provider by using a second entity of the user, the method comprising:at a first entity of a user, sending to an identity provider a request for a secure session;
receiving, at a second entity of the user, an authentication context based on the request, wherein the authentication context is prepared by the identity provider;
verifying, at the second entity of the user, that the received authentication context corresponds to the first entity of the user, wherein the verifying includes bypassing user approval for the verifying upon detection that an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the first entity of the user shares a certain similar characteristic with an IP address of the second entity of the user;
based on the verification, the second entity authorizing the authentication context;
receiving, at the identity provider, the authorized authentication context; and
as a result, the identity provider authenticating a secure session or approving a secure transaction between the first entity of the user and the identity provider.