US Pat. No. 10,190,153

METHODS FOR PREPARATION OF NUCLEIC ACID-CONTAINING SAMPLES USING CLAY MINERALS AND ALKALINE SOLUTIONS

MICRONICS, INC., Redmond...

1. A method for treating a nucleic acid-containing sample for analysis of nucleic acids, the method comprising the steps of:a) contacting the sample with a clay mineral, wherein the clay mineral comprises a kaolinite, a smectite or a synthetic clay mineral and the sample is selected from the group consisting of blood, plasma and serum;
b) mixing the sample and the clay mineral until the clay mineral is evenly dispersed in the sample;
c) substantially removing the clay mineral from the sample;
d) contacting the sample with an alkaline solution at a pH suitable for lysis of cell and viral particles to form a nucleic acid solution; and
e) optionally, contacting the nucleic acid solution with an acidic solution suitable for neutralizing the pH of the nucleic acid solution.
US Pat. No. 10,188,616

TOPICAL SPHINGOSINE-1-PHOSPHATE RECEPTOR AGONIST FORMULATIONS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Teikoku Pharma USA, Inc.,...

1. A transdermal composition comprising:a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor agonist active agent; and
a transdermal delivery vehicle comprising an adhesive matrix comprising a polyurethane, a styrenic block copolymer, a silicone and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,189,898

ANTIBODIES THAT BIND HUMAN CANNABINOID 1 (CB1) RECEPTOR

BIRD ROCK BIO, INC., La ...

1. An isolated antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof that binds to cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), wherein the antibody or antigen binding fragment comprises:a heavy chain comprising a CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 352, a CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 353, and a CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 354; and
a light chain comprising a CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 355, a CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 356, and a CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 357.
US Pat. No. 10,190,154

REDUCED GRAPHENE OXIDE-BASED BIOSENSORS

McMaster University, Ham...

1. A biosensor comprising:a) reduced graphene oxide (rGO); and
b) a nucleic acid probe absorbed on the rGO, the nucleic acid probe comprising an RCA primer sequence linked to a recognition moiety for an analyte.
US Pat. No. 10,188,617

MODULATION OF CELLULAR DNA REPAIR ACTIVITY TO INTERCEPT MALIGNANCY

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of reducing the risk of cancer in a subject having a mutation in BRCA1, comprising administering to said subject an effective amount of a DNA repair agent which is benserazide.
US Pat. No. 10,189,899

USE OF A CD6 BINDING PARTNER AND METHOD BASED THEREON

BIOCON LIMITED, Bangalor...

1. A method of treatment for multiple sclerosis in a subject, wherein the subject in need of such treatment exhibits an increased number of T helper 17 (Th17) cells when compared to a healthy subject, the method comprising:administering a humanized antibody that specifically binds to D1 of CD6 of the subject and causes a reduction of expression of IL-23R on one or more of monocytes, T helper cells and natural killer cells in a body fluid of the subject, wherein the humanized antibody is the only therapeutic antibody administered; and
monitoring IL-23R expression on blood cells and/or dendritic cells of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,188,876

LOCALLY INJECTABLE DOSIMETRIC ORGAN SPACER

DOSEVUE NV, Mol (BE)

1. A system for measuring a dose of ionizing irradiation received by a pre-determined body part during a radiotherapy treatment, the system comprising:a) a viscous or semi-solid radiation sensitive filler adapted for being injected between said predetermined body part and a tissue to be protected from radiation, wherein the radiation sensitive filler is adapted for undergoing a measurable physical and/or chemical change under the influence of ionizing irradiation and for substantially preserving, during said radiotherapy treatment, its initial morphology in order to minimize dose to the tissue to be protected from radiation, the initial morphology being determined by the shape and volume of said radiation sensitive filler upon injection between said predetermined part of the body and said tissue to be protected;
b) a detector system adapted for measuring said physical and/or chemical change within the radiation sensitive filler by sending an energy wave to the radiation sensitive filler and capturing a signal emitted therefrom; and
c) a control unit adapted for processing said captured signal and calculating a dose of ionizing radiation previously or simultaneously received by each part of the volume of the radiation sensitive filler taking said signal into account.
US Pat. No. 10,189,905

BISPECIFIC MOLECULE BINDING TLR9 AND CD32 AND COMPRISING A T CELL EPITOPE FOR TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES

S-TARGET THERAPEUTICS GMB...

1. A method for performing active immunotherapy for an allergic disease, comprising the step of administering to a subject therapeutically effective amount of a molecule or molecule complex comprising a TLR9 binding part capable of binding to TLR9, a CD32 binding part capable of binding to CD32, and at least one antigen,wherein the TLR9 binding part is a CpG oligodeoxynucleotide,
wherein the CD32 binding part is selected from the group consisting of an antibody and a CD32-binding antibody fragment, and
wherein the allergic disease in the subject is treated.
US Pat. No. 10,188,628

RELEASE COMPOSITION FOR DERIVATIVES OF CANNABACEAE

1. A release composition for Cannabaceae derivatives comprising a lotion made by the process of combining:A) an aqueous phase comprising an aqueous solution or suspension containing and at least one humectant; wherein the at least one humectant is present in the aqueous phase in the range of from about 0.1 to 99 wt. %, and
B) an oil phase comprising at least one surfactant and the Cannabaceae derivatives, and optionally at least one additional oil, wherein the at least one surfactant is present in the oil phase in the range of from about 1 to 99 wt. %;
wherein the Cannabaceae derivative comprises a compound selected from the group consisting of tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabinol, cabbabigerol, tetrahydrocannabivarin, cannabidivarin, tetrahydrocannabinol acid, cannabidiol acid, cannabigerol acid, cannabigerovarin, cannabinovarin, and tetrahydrocannabivarin acid and combinations thereof;
wherein the aqueous phase is added to the oil phase in a weight ratio of about 3:1 to 49:1;
wherein the aqueous phase is added to oil phase using low to medium shear mixing to provide the lotion; and
wherein the lotion is hydrophobic and has release properties.
US Pat. No. 10,190,166

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING DENDRITIC CELL SUBSETS, FOR DETERMINING IF A PATIENT IS DEVELOPING A REGULATORY OR AN EFFECTOR IMMUNE RESPONSE, AND FOR DETERMINING RESPONSE TO IMMUNOTHERAPY

STALLERGENES, Antony (FR...

1. A method for treating a patient suffering from allergy to an allergen and undergoing allergen immunotherapy, which method comprises:a) administering an effective amount of an allergen immunotherapy to a patient suffering from allergy to said allergen;
b) determining the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, in a biological sample from the patient treated with allergen immunotherapy, said biological sample containing dendritic cells;
c) comparing said level of expression with that of a control and
d) based on the comparison with the control, identifying if the immune response developed by the patient is oriented either towards a tolerogenic dendritic cell response or towards an effector dendritic cell response, wherein the control either consists of (i) immature dendritic cells which have not been polarized towards tolerogenic or effector subsets, or where appropriate consists of (ii) a biological sample from the patient obtained before said patient undergoes allergen immunotherapy, said biological sample containing dendritic cells, and wherein step d) is as follows:
identifying that the patient is developing an immune response oriented towards a tolerogenic dendritic cell response when the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, is higher than that of the control, and then proceeding with administering further rounds of the same allergen immunotherapy to the patient; and/or
identifying that the patient is developing an immune response oriented towards an effector dendritic cell response when the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, is lower than that of the control, and then stopping the allergen immunotherapy to the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,188,631

TOPICAL LIQUID COMPOSITION COMPRISING MELATONIN

ARES TRADING S.A., Aubon...

1. A topical liquid composition for intrauterine washing, the composition comprising:a. 2-200 ng/ml melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) or an analog thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof;
b. 0.01-100 mM phosphate buffer system;
c. 1×10?6-5 mg/ml methionine or cysteine;
d. 0.0008-8 mg/ml arginine;
e. 1-100 mg/ml sodium chloride;
f. a surfactant selected from 0.001-10 mg/ml polysorbate 20 and 0.1-100 mg/ml propylene glycol; and
g. water,wherein the pH of the composition is pH 7-8.5, and the composition has an osmolality of 250-350 mOsm/kg.
US Pat. No. 10,190,169

BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION

ImmuneXpress Pty Ltd, Bo...

1. A method for treating or inhibiting the development of infection-negative systemic inflammatory response syndrome (inSIRS) or infection-positive systemic inflammatory response syndrome (ipSIRS) in a subject, the method comprising:(1) providing a reference inflammatory response syndrome (IRS) biomarker profile that correlates presence of inSIRS with a first level of a PLAC8 expression product in a reference peripheral blood sample, and that correlates presence of ipSIRS with a second level of the PLAC8 expression product the reference peripheral blood sample, wherein the PLAC8 expression product is an IRS biomarker;
(2) obtaining a sample IRS biomarker profile that evaluates the level of the PLAC8 expression product in a peripheral blood sample taken from the subject;
(3) determining an increased likelihood of the presence of inSIRS or the presence of ipSIRS in the subject based on whether the sample IRS biomarker profile comprises the first level or the second level of the PLAC8 expression product; and
(4) administering to the subject an effective amount of an anti-inflammatory or anti-pyretic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having inSIRS, or administering to the subject an effective amount of an antibiotic agent if the subject is determined to have an increased likelihood of having ipSIRS.
US Pat. No. 10,188,632

OPIOID RECEPTOR MODULATOR DOSAGE FORMULATIONS

Allergan Holdings Unlimit...

1. A solid pharmaceutical dosage formulation comprising about 20 mg/dose to about 200 mg/dose of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid, about 60-80% by weight of silicified microcrystalline cellulose, about 0.55-0.95% by weight of colloidal silicon dioxide, about 3-7% by weight of crospovidone, about 5-15% mannitol, and about 0.55-0.95% by weight of magnesium stearate,wherein extraction of the formulation with water or saline at 25° C. for up to 12 hours produces a concentration of 5-({[2-Amino-3-(4-carbamoyl-2,6-dimethyl-phenyl)-propionyl]-[1-(4-phenyl-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-ethyl]-amino}-methyl)-2-methoxy-benzoic acid of less than or approximately 4 mg/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,190,173

RECURRENT GENE FUSIONS IN PROSTATE CANCER

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method for detecting an ARG-ETS gene fusion in a sample from a subject, the method comprising:(a) hybridizing a directly labeled FISH probe to an ARG-ETS gene fusion comprising a 5? portion fused to a 3? portion, said 5? portion from an ARG gene selected from the group consisting of PSA and TMPRSS2 and said 3? portion from an ETS family member gene selected from the group consisting of ERG, ETV1 (ER81), FLI1, ETS1, ETS2, ELK1, ETV6 (TEL1), ETV7 (TEL2), GABP?, ELF1, ETV4 (E1AF; PEA3), ETV5 (ERM), ERF, PEA3/E1AF, PU.1, ESE1/ESX, SAP1 (ELK4), ETV3 (METS), EWS/FLI1, ESE1, ESE2 (ELF5), ESE3, PDEF, NET (ELK3; SAP2), NERF (ELF2), and FEV; and
(b) detecting the presence of the ARG-ETS gene fusion in the sample from the subject by detecting hybridization of the directly labeled FISH probe to a junction at which the 5? portion of the gene fusion fuses to the 3? portion of the gene fusion.
US Pat. No. 10,190,175

METHOD FOR DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC ESCHERICHIA COLI

Bundesinstitut Fur Risiko...

1. A method for detecting serotype(s) of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) suspected to be present in a food product, wherein said method comprises detecting the presence or the absence, in said food product or DNA isolated therefrom, of at least one of the following E. coli Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) sequences:a) CRISPR sequences for detecting EHEC O157:[H7] wherein said CRISPR sequences are selected among
the CRISPR sequences SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, and SEQ ID NO: 3, wherein the presence of one or more of said CRISPR SEQ ID NO: 1-3 is indicative of the presence of EHEC O157:[H7]; and/or
the CRISPR sequence SEQ ID NO: 4, wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O157:[H7];
b) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O145:[H28], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 5, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O145:[H28]; and
c) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O111:[H8], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 6, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O111:[H8]; and
d) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O121:[H19], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 7, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O121:[H19]; and
e) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O103:[H2] and/or EHEC O45:[H2], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 8, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O103:[H2] and/or of EHEC O45:[H2]; and
f) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O104:[H4], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 9, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O104:[H4]; and
g) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O26:[H11], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 10, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O26:[H11].
US Pat. No. 10,190,176

PRIMERS, PROBES, AND METHODS FOR MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER COR...

1. At least one synthetic oligonucleotide that hybridizes to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ponA gene, wherein the at least one synthetic oligonucleotide has a set of features selected from:A) a calculated binding value in the range of 60 to 74 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 27 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
B) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
C) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
D) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
E) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
F) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10 ; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
G) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 ; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
H) a calculated binding value in the range of 55 to 69 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 26 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
I) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 20 to 23 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
J) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
K) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3); and
L) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3).
US Pat. No. 10,190,177

MULTIPLEX ASSAY FOR DETECTION OF BACTERIAL SPECIES IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method for detection of at least one bacterial species in a biological sample comprising real-time PCR amplification, said method comprising:(i) enriching the bacterial concentration of the biological sample to result in an enriched biological sample;
(ii) isolating DNA from said enriched biological sample to produce an isolated DNA sample; and
(iii) detecting a sequence from said at least one bacterial species in said isolated DNA sample via real-time PCR, wherein said real-time PCR comprises:
(a) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:23 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, SEQ ID NO:3, SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO:7, SEQ ID NO:8, SEQ ID NO:19, SEQ ID NO:20, SEQ ID NO:21 or SEQ ID NO:22;
(b) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:31 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:24, SEQ ID NO:25, SEQ ID NO:26, SEQ ID NO:27, SEQ ID NO:14, SEQ ID NO:15, SEQ ID NO:16, SEQ ID NO:28, SEQ ID NO:29 or SEQ ID NO:30;
(c) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:42 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:32, SEQ ID NO:33, SEQ ID NO:34, SEQ ID NO:35, SEQ ID NO:36, SEQ ID NO:37, SEQ ID NO:38, SEQ ID NO:39, SEQ ID NO:40 or SEQ ID NO:41; or
(d) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:53 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:43, SEQ ID NO:44, SEQ ID NO:45, SEQ ID NO:46, SEQ ID NO:47, SEQ ID NO:48, SEQ ID NO:49, SEQ ID NO:50, SEQ ID NO:51 or SEQ ID NO:52.
US Pat. No. 10,190,179

MAIZE EVENT DP-004114-3 AND METHODS FOR DETECTION THEREOF

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A method of detecting the presence of DNA corresponding to the DP-004114-3 event in a sample, the method comprising:(a) contacting the sample comprising maize DNA with a polynucleotide probe that hybridizes under stringent hybridization conditions with DNA from maize event DP-004114-3 and does not hybridize under said stringent hybridization conditions with a non-DP-004114-3 maize plant DNA;
(b) subjecting the sample and probe to stringent hybridization conditions; and
(c) detecting hybridization of the probe to the DNA;wherein detection of hybridization indicates the presence of the DP-004114-3 event.
US Pat. No. 10,188,129

METHODS FOR REDUCING OIL AND/OR FAT UPTAKE OF FRIED FOODS

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. An edible composition comprising starch and water-soluble cellulose ether particles, wherein at least 10 volume percent of the cellulose ether particles have a particle length LEFI of less than 40 micrometers, the cellulose ether particles have a volume fraction of fibrous particles of no more than 40%, the cellulose ether particles have a median Equivalent Projected Circle Diameter (EQPC 50,3) of up to 110 micrometers, the cellulose ether is a methylcellulose or a hydroxyalkyl methylcellulose, the viscosity of the cellulose ether is from 50 to 7,000 mPa·s when measured as a 2 wt.-% solution in water at 25° C., andwherein the composition is a dry batter mix comprising from 1 to 10 percent of the cellulose ether particles, based on the total weight of the dry batter mix.

US Pat. No. 10,194,392

TERMINAL DEVICE, WIRELESS DEVICE WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATING WITH THE SAME, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE TERMINAL DEVICE AND WIRELESS DEVICE

ADVANCED TELECOMMUNICATIO...

1. A terminal device that communicates with one or more wireless base stations by establishing a wireless link between the terminal device and the one or more wireless base stations, the terminal device comprising:instructing circuitry generating an instruction signal that instructs initiation of control when the terminal device has not established any wireless link between the terminal device and any one of the one or more wireless base stations; and
transmitting circuitry that, when having received the instruction signal, uses a probe request which is a management frame in active scanning in a wireless LAN to generate a plurality of control probe requests representing an identifier and having one or more frame lengths, and transmits the generated plurality of control probe requests on one or more channels in the active scanning; wherein
the identifier identifies a wireless base station of the one or more wireless base stations that the terminal device is to be connected with,
the transmitting circuitry determines, based on the identifier, each frame length of the plurality of control probe requests, and then sequentially transmits the plurality of control probe requests each having a successively longer frame length,
the plurality of control probe requests includes requests D1 to DK, where K is a natural number not less than 2, where each of the requests D1 to DK is one of N types of control probe requests, where N is a natural number not less than 2, and
an i-th control probe request, where i is a natural number satisfying 1?i?N, has a frame length different from each of frame lengths of the control probe requests other than the i-th control probe request.

US Pat. No. 10,194,391

TRIGGERED TARGET WAKE TIME OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a first wireless device, comprising:transmitting a first message that includes a first trigger field to a second wireless device, the first trigger field indicating whether the first message includes a request for a trigger message to be sent by the second wireless device at a start of or during a target wake time (TWT) service period; and
receiving a second message from the second wireless device, the second message including TWT parameters and a second trigger field based on the first message, the second trigger field indicating whether the second wireless device will transmit the trigger message at the start of or during the TWT service period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,365

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for operating a first network controller, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first network controller, at least one indicator to a served user equipment (UE), wherein the at least one indicator specifies a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) port count associated with CRS symbols transmitted by a second network controller and a CRS frequency shift of the CRS symbols transmitted by the second network controller.

US Pat. No. 10,194,364

METHOD OF ENHANCING TRANSMISSION OPPORTUNITY AND WIRELESS DEVICE USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

11. A wireless device, configured to enhance a transmission opportunity, wherein the wireless device communicates with a second wireless system and attempts to interoperate with a first wireless system, and the first wireless system is configured with a first interframe space duration, the wireless device comprising:a processing unit; and
a storage unit, coupled to the processing unit, configured to store a program code, the program code instructing the processing unit to perform following steps:
sensing a wireless medium;
Determine whether the wireless medium is occupied by the first wireless system or occupied by the second wireless system;
when the wireless medium is occupied by the first wireless system, determine the interframe space duration corresponding to the wireless device to be shorter than the second interframe space duration,
When the wireless medium is occupied by the second wireless system, Determine the interframe space duration corresponding to the wireless device to be equal to the second interframe space duration,
and transmitting a data frame of the wireless device after the wireless medium is idle for at least the interframe space duration, wherein the data frame complies with the standard corresponding to the second wireless system.

US Pat. No. 10,194,359

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STATION LOCATION BASED NEIGHBOR DETERMINATION AND HANDOVER PROBABILITY ESTIMATION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for an access controller (AC), comprising:receiving, by the AC, reports from a plurality of wireless devices, wherein each report includes geographic location information of each wireless device;
maintaining network topology information, by the AC, based on the reports from the plurality of wireless devices; and
providing network topology information to at least one wireless device in response to receiving a request for information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,357

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING ASSISTANCE INFORMATION FOR TRAFFIC STEERING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A Method for applying assistance information for traffic steering between a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access network and a non-3GPP access network by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:while in a radio resource control (RRC) connected mode:
receiving first assistance information for traffic steering via a dedicated signaling from an eNodeB (eNB);
applying the first assistance information for traffic steering;
transiting from the RRC connected mode to a RRC idle mode;
while in the RRC idle mode:
keeping applying the first assistance information for traffic steering;
performing a cell reselection while the first assistance information is valid; and
clearing the first assistance information,
wherein the first assistance information includes thresholds regarding the 3GPP access network and thresholds regarding the non-3GPP access network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,354

AVAILABILITY BASED NETWORK SELECTION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of operating a communication system, comprising:determining, by a control element of a target wireless communication network, that a wireless device is being served by a source wireless communication network;
determining, by the target wireless communication network, that a base station of the target wireless communication network is available to serve the wireless device;
deciding, by the control element of the target wireless communication network, that the wireless device should be handed over from the source wireless communication network to the target wireless communication network based on the determination that the target wireless communication network is available to serve the wireless device; and
instructing, by the control element of the target wireless communication network, the source wireless communication network to handover the wireless device to the target wireless communication network based on the decision that the target wireless communication network is available to serve the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,348

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVED ROBUST HEADER COMPRESSION (ROHC) DECOMPRESSION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a wireless communication device, a decompression failure associated with a header of a received packet and a first real-time transport protocol (RTP) sequence number (SN) interpretation window; and
performing, by the wireless communication device, a decompression of the header of the received packet using a second RTP SN interpretation window,
the second RTP SN interpretation window being calculated based on at least one of one or more values of the first RTP SN interpretation window or a size of the first RTP SN interpretation window.

US Pat. No. 10,194,343

METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIRELESS DEVICE SUPPORTING SELF ORGANIZING NETWORKS

GEMALTO M2M GMBH, Munich...

1. Method for operating a low-mobility wireless device in a cellular network, the cellular network comprising a core network and a plurality of base nodes, each configured to maintain neighbour relation data, the cellular network further providing self organizing network capabilities,wherein the low-mobility wireless device is operating with an active base node, which is the one of said base nodes the low-mobility wireless device is currently camping on, and the low-mobility wireless device is operating in a first mode, comprising that measurements of transmissions of base nodes are diminished,
the method comprising the steps of, for the cellular network:
in case the cellular network is enhanced by a new base node, triggering the active base node to transmit a first indication at least to said low-mobility wireless device,
for the low-mobility wireless device, in response to the reception of the first indication, switching to a second mode of operation, comprising execution of at least one measurement of transmissions of base nodes, and
transmitting at least one measurement report to the by then active base node, the measurement report comprises results of said measurements and a base node reference of the measured base nodes,
for the active base node, upon reception of a measurement report, updating neighbour relation data relating to the base node identified by said base node reference with information obtained from the received measurement report.

US Pat. No. 10,194,330

COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling user equipment operation in a wireless communications network configured to support communication with said user equipment according to a communication mode which utilises repetition of messaging; said method comprising:determining a modulation and coding regime to be used by said user equipment;
identifying a repetition regime to be implemented by said user equipment in conjunction with said modulation and coding regime; and
communicating an indication of said determined modulation and coding regime and identified repetition regime to said user equipment;
wherein said indication comprises: an indication of an absolute number of repetitions to be performed; and
wherein said indication comprises: an indication of a codebook entry giving the absolute number of repetitions to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,194,321

PERIODIC MOBILE FORENSICS

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A method for analyzing data on a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:for each of the plurality of mobile devices:
scanning current data in memory on a respective mobile device and generating a plurality of hash values based on the current data, wherein each hash value is generated for a respective block of data of the current data,
identifying, using a processor of the respective mobile device, a plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device based on a previous scan of the respective mobile device by identifying changes in the plurality of hash values relative to hash values generated in the previous scan and marking offsets for blocks of data having changed hash values in a database,
after identifying the plurality of changes and marking the offsets for the plurality of changes, querying the marked offsets to collect information about the plurality of changes,
storing the information about the plurality of changes in the current data at the respective mobile device, wherein the information comprises at least one block of data having at least one changed bit and a location within the current data of the at least one block of data having the at least one changed bit,
sending the information to a server,
reconstructing the current data of the respective mobile device at the server based on the information about the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device and baseline data, wherein the baseline data is a single image representing an initial state of the plurality of mobile devices stored at the server, and
analyzing the plurality of changes in the current data of the respective mobile device at the server by comparing the reconstructed current data of the respective mobile device to reconstructed data of the respective mobile device based on the previous scan of the respective mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,306

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR SUPPRESSING NETWORK STATUS INFORMATION NOTIFICATIONS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:transferring, by a user equipment (UE), to a suppress mode based at least in part on determining that a condition associated with the suppress mode is satisfied,
wherein the condition includes at least one of:
the UE being engaged in a voice call with no data activity during the voice call,
or
the UE being moved at a threshold speed and a screen of the UE being off;
suppressing, by the UE and during the suppress mode, generation of a notification by a modem of the UE that is to provide network status information to a processor of the UE,
the network status information relating to an alteration to a network status;
generating, by the UE and during the suppress mode, a particular notification to provide network status information regarding a particular alteration to the network status,
wherein the particular alteration relates to at least one of:
a technology change,
a preferred technology change, or
a change to a current dedicated data subscription (DDS); and
providing, by the UE and during the suppress mode, the particular notification to the processor of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,303

PACKET FILTER BASED ACCESS CONTROL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving from a base station a plurality of access parameters corresponding to respective types of access controls for different types of data services;
receiving a traffic flow template (TFT) established at a core network based on mapping a packet filter to access control information for each of the respective types of access controls;
receiving a data packet from an application;
matching the data packet to the packet filter of the TFT to determine access control information corresponding to the data packet; and
establishing a wireless communication for the data packet based on access parameters for the determined type of access control, wherein the UE receives the data packet after establishing a session and after receiving the TFT based on the access control information and wherein the TFT includes a flow identifier, the packet filter, quality of service (QoS) information, and the access control information, wherein the quality of service (QoS) information includes a plurality of QoS class identifiers or a plurality of QoS profile identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,194,294

METHOD FOR COLLECTIVELY COLLECTING DATA IN A MOBILE NETWORK, DATA ACQUISITION COMPUTER, AND MOBILE NETWORK MANAGEMENT UNIT FOR USE IN THE METHOD

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for the collective acquisition of data, the method comprising:acquiring data by mobile devices each equipped with a radio communication module, wherein the data are transmitted via mobile radio network to at least one data acquisition computer with the aid of the radio communication modules; and
selecting the mobile devices whose acquired data are to be transmitted to the at least one data acquisition computer based on at least the connection status of the mobile devices in the mobile radio network,
wherein the connection status of a mobile device depends on at least one of the level of utilization of the mobile radio cell in which the mobile device moves, the measured connection quality, how far away the mobile device is from the cell boundary of the mobile radio cell, the handover status of the mobile device, the required accuracy of the data to be acquired, and the spectral efficiency with which the data is transmitted or the energy efficiency with which the data is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,194,272

PEER DISCOVERY IN TRANSACTIONAL MOBILE APPLICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of peer discovery, comprising:receiving from a server, at a first device, a meeting location and information for communication with a second device;
obtaining a series of location data related to the second device, wherein the location data is based on a non-device-to-device positioning;
determining whether to perform a direct device-to-device positioning with the second device using the meeting location and information for communication with the second device;
performing a series of last-stretch direct device-to-device positioning measurements between the first device and the second device in response to a determination to perform the direct device-to-device positioning with the second device; and
identifying the second device based on a series of last-stretch direct device-to-device ranges approaching zero, wherein the series of last-stretch direct device-to-device ranges is based on the series of last-stretch device-to-device positioning measurements between the first device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,266

ENFORCEMENT OF PROXIMITY BASED POLICIES

Airwatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory, computer-readable medium including instructions that, when executed by a processor of an anchor device, cause the processor to perform stages for providing a user with access to an anchor device using a companion device, the stages comprising:receiving a request from the companion device to an application installed on the anchor device;
identifying a policy stored in a data store that associates the anchor device and the companion device, wherein the policy is configured at a user interface generated by a management console;
determining, by the application of the anchor device, whether to grant access to the anchor device based at least in part upon the request from the companion device; and
in response to a determination that the policy is not violated, issuing a command from the application, the command providing a user of the companion device with access to the anchor device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,265

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING POSITIONING BEACONS COMPATIBLE WITH LEGACY WIRELESS DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method at a wireless node for supporting positioning of one or more wireless devices comprising:transmitting, by the wireless node configured as a positioning beacon, a first downlink signal for supporting positioning of the one or more wireless devices; and
transmitting a second downlink signal that inhibits a receiving wireless device, from the one or more wireless devices, from sending uplink signals to the wireless node configured as the positioning beacon.

US Pat. No. 10,194,239

MULTI-RESOLUTION AUDIO SIGNALS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one microphone;
audio circuitry connected to the at least one microphone, where the audio circuitry is configured to output a first audio track and at least one second audio track, where the audio circuitry is configured to form the first audio track from at least one output signal, provided by the at least one microphone, by processing the at least one output signal with a first audio configuring and form the first audio track with a first audio resolution, and where the audio circuitry is configured to form the at least one second audio track from the same at least one output signal, provided by the same at least one microphone, by processing the at least one output signal with a different second audio configuring and form the at least one second audio track with a second different audio resolution;
a memory connected to the audio circuitry which is configured to store the first audio track and the at least one second audio track; and
a selector configured to automatically select the first audio track or the at least one second audio track to be played after the first and second audio tracks have been stored in the memory, where a plurality of the audio tracks has a different audio resolution of a same sound received at the at least one microphone, where the apparatus is:
configured to be able to play at least one of the respective audio resolutions, and
configured to not be able to play at least one other one of the respective audio resolutions, and
where the selector is configured to automatically select the first audio track to be played or the at least one second audio track to be played based at least partially upon an audio resolution playing capability of the apparatus to play the at least one of the respective audio resolutions and an audio resolution playing incapability of the apparatus to play the at least one other one of the respective audio resolutions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,234

CANCELATION OF INDUCED GROUND NOISE IN A HEADPHONE OUTPUT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for reducing an impact of ground noise on an auxiliary device power input, comprising:an output jack including a ground pole and a power output pole;
a power supply circuit configured to generate a power signal;
a coupler circuit operably coupled to the ground pole and the power output pole of the output jack, the coupler circuit configured to couple the power signal with a noise signal on the ground pole to generate a combined output signal on the power output pole.

US Pat. No. 10,194,233

EARPHONES AND EARBUDS WITH PHYSIOLOGIC SENSORS

Harman International Indu...

1. An earphone, comprising:a housing;
a speaker in the housing;
an enhancer comprising a body mounted on the housing and adapted to be secured in a user's ear to acoustically couple the speaker to the user's ear, the body having a front outer wall and adjoining side walls, the front outer wall spaced from the housing and the side walls contacting the housing;
a sound tube projecting from and above the front outer wall of the body and adapted to fit in a user's ear canal; and
an optical physiologic sensor disposed inside the enhancer beneath the front outer wall of the body adjacent the sound tube, and at least one aperture in the front outer wall of the body adjacent the sound tube and aligned with the optical physiologic sensor, so that the optical physiologic sensor can optically couple with the user's ear external to the front outer wall when the enhancer is secured in the user's ear.

US Pat. No. 10,194,232

RESPONSIVE PACKAGING SYSTEM FOR MANAGING DISPLAY ACTIONS

1. A packaging system for wireless earpieces, comprising:wireless earpieces including one or more sensors and a near field communication chip, wherein the near field communication chip communicates with a plurality of packaging systems if present adjacent to the packaging system; and
packaging defining a window for displaying the wireless earpieces, wherein the packing prevents damage to the wireless earpieces, and wherein the packaging performs a display action in response to a display criteria being met.

US Pat. No. 10,194,231

CIRCUIT FOR DETECTING BUTTON ACTION ON EARPHONE, TERMINAL, AND EARPHONE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

6. A terminal, comprising:an earphone jack configured to connect the terminal to an earphone;
a first resistor, having a first end and a second end;
a comparator, having with a first input end, a second input end, and an output end, wherein the first input end of the comparator is connected to the first end of the first resistor, wherein the second input end of the comparator is connected to the second end of the first resistor, and wherein the comparator is configured to output a control signal at the output end of the comparator when a voltage difference between the first input end and the second input end is greater than a first threshold; and
a power supply, connected to the first end of the first resistor;
a first analog to digital converter (ADC), wherein an input end of the first ADC is connected to the first end of the first resistor, and wherein an output end of the first ADC is connected to a processor; and
a second ADC, wherein an input end of the second ADC is connected to the second end of the first resistor, and an output end of the second ADC is connected to the processor;
wherein the earphone comprises:
a second resistor, having a first end and a second end, wherein when the earphone is connected to the terminal through the earphone jack, the first end of the second resistor is connected to the second end of the first resistor;
a microphone (MIC), having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the MIC is connected to the first end of the second resistor, and the second end of the MIC is grounded; and
a button, having two ends that are respectively connected to the second end of the MIC and the second end of the second resistor, wherein, when the button is pressed, the two ends of the button are electrically connected; and
wherein the terminal further comprises the processor configured to receive the control signal, and to execute a function corresponding to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,230

EARPHONES WITH MOTION SENSITIVE INFLATION

VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC...

18. An earphone that is applied directly to or is in contact with at least a portion of an ear of a user, comprising:an audio output element that is operable to output audio signals; and
one or more inflation elements that are operable to apply one or more positioning adjustments,
wherein:
said one or more positioning adjustments affect positioning of at least portion of said earphone relative to said at least a portion of said ear of said user;
said one or more positioning adjustments are determined based on information relating to movement of said user; and
said one or more positioning adjustments are determined to account for or counteract effects of said movement of said user on said outputting of said audio signals and/or said contact between said earphone and said at least a portion of said ear of said user.

US Pat. No. 10,194,228

LOAD BALANCING TO MAXIMIZE DEVICE FUNCTION IN A PERSONAL AREA NETWORK DEVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system comprising:a first earpiece comprising a housing, a battery disposed within the housing, an intelligent control disposed within the housing, a transceiver disposed within the housing and operatively connected to the intelligent control, at least one sensor operatively connected to the intelligent control, and a speaker operatively connected to the intelligent control;
a second earpiece comprising a housing, a battery disposed within the housing, an intelligent control disposed within the housing, a transceiver disposed within the housing and operatively connected to the intelligent control, at least one sensor operatively connected to the intelligent control, and a speaker operatively connected to the intelligent control;
wherein the first earpiece and the second earpiece both perform a first set of functions, the first earpiece performs a second set of functions which are not performed by the second earpiece, the second earpiece has a third set of functions performed that are not performed by the first earpiece, and a fourth set of functions which are performed by the first earpiece and the second earpiece working together;
wherein the first earpiece and the second earpiece provide for balancing load by powering one or more of the sensors and portions including the transceiver and speaker in one of the first device earpiece or the second earpiece and shifting one or more functions of the first set of functions to the other of the first earpiece and the second earpiece so that the battery life of the first earpiece and the battery life of the second earpiece extend to about the same period; and
wherein the first earpiece and the second earpiece perform predictive scheduling of the battery life of the first earpiece and the battery life of the second earpiece using predictive usage information when balancing the load.

US Pat. No. 10,194,227

TOP PORT MICROPHONE AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SAME

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A microphone,having a housing, which comprises a bottom part and an upper part
having a transducer element, which is arranged in the housing and is electrically and mechanically connected to the bottom part,
having a flexible connecting element, which is pliable and/or compressible, is arranged between the transducer element and the upper part, and bears on the transducer element and on the upper part,
wherein the connecting element comprises a plastic in which gas bubbles due to foaming are distributed,
wherein the gas bubbles comprise a volume fraction of between 50 and 98% in the connecting element,
wherein the foaming is carried out first in the housing, so that the connecting element bears compression-free and tightly on the transducer element and upper part.

US Pat. No. 10,194,226

DEVICE FOR DETECTING ACOUSTIC WAVES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A device for detecting acoustic waves, comprising:a housing having a housing wall with an inner surface, wherein the housing comprises a substrate, the substrate having a first surface facing the inner surface of the housing wall and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein a space within the housing is defined between the inner surface of the housing wall and the first surface of the substrate; and
an acoustic wave sensor provided at least partially inside the housing and configured to detect acoustic waves, the acoustic wave sensor mounted on the first surface of the substrate within the space;
wherein the inner surface of the housing wall is made in at least half of its entire area of a thermally insulating material,
wherein the housing wall comprises a layered portion comprising a plurality of layers stacked in a thickness direction of the housing wall;
wherein the layered portion comprises an inner layer forming at least a part of the inner surface of the housing wall, and at least one outer layer positioned closer to an outer surface of the housing wall than the inner layer
wherein the inner layer is made at least in part of a material which is optically transparent.

US Pat. No. 10,194,224

POOL FLOAT WITH BUILT IN SPEAKERS AND POWER SOURCE

9. A water flotation device that floats on water, said device comprising:a) a body having an interior for flotation, wherein said body includes foam for flotation;
b) one or more speaker units is secured in one or more compartments formed in said body, wherein said speaker units may be in the headrest, or in an armrest, or in a removable pillow;
c) a power source is secured in a compartment in said body, wherein said power source may be one or more batteries or a solar panel; and
d) wherein each of said speakers 20 include a housing 70, a battery 74, a speaker unit 78, an end cap 76, and a housing back 80.

US Pat. No. 10,194,223

LOUDSPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A loudspeaker module, comprising a housing and a loudspeaker unit accommodated in the housing, wherein a sound hole is provided on the housing, and wherein the housing is provided with a protective net at a position corresponding to the sound hole, and the protective net has a non-planar structure, the protective net has an arc shape or a wavy shape, the protective net is provided on an inner side of the housing close to the loudspeaker unit, the protective net is adhesively fixed to the housing, and the housing is provided with a bonding surface at a bonding position corresponding to the protective net, a portion of the protective net contacting with the housing has a shape corresponding to a shape of the bonding surface, and a colloid is provided between the protective net and the bonding surface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,222

PACKET-BASED OPTICAL SIGNAL SWITCHING CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An optical switching control method performed by a data plane of a packet-based optical signal network, the optical switching control method comprising:generating optical switching paths to a destination node of service traffic flowing from an external service network to an entrance node;
generating optical frames corresponding to the optical switching paths;
transmitting, from the entrance node to a control server, each of request messages for requesting allocation of one of time slots and use of one of the optical switching paths to transmit each of the optical frames;
generating each of optical signals having a predetermined one of wavelengths corresponding to each of the optical frames to transmit each of the optical frames in response to each of admission messages being received as a result of admission with respect to each of the request messages;
setting one of the optical switching paths for transmitting each of the optical signals by designating one of a plurality of output (input) ports included in the entrance (destination) node for switching each of the optical signals; and
transferring each of the optical frames to the destination node based on the set one of the optical switching paths and the allocated one of the time slots.

US Pat. No. 10,194,221

HIGH CAPACITY FIBER-OPTIC INTEGRATED TRANSMISSION AND SWITCHING SYSTEMS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A high capacity node, comprising:a plurality of receiver sections and a plurality of transmitter sections; and
an electrical switching fabric between the plurality of receiver sections and the plurality of transmitter sections,
wherein each of the plurality of receiver sections and the plurality of transmitter sections interface the electrical switching fabric at a full signal level and the electrical switching fabric is configured to perform flow switching on the full signal level,
wherein the plurality of receiver sections, the plurality of transmitter sections, and one or more stages of the electrical switching fabric are implemented in one or more optoelectronic integrated circuits, and
wherein the electrical switching fabric performs limited overhead processing without forward error correction coding, and, responsive to detection of a predetermined number of errors in the limited overhead processing, the electrical switching fabric is configured to switch a signal to a separate device for forward error correction processing thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,194,220

ANTENNA APPARATUS THAT UTILIZES A UTILITY LINE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING AND USE

Pulse Finland OY, Ouluns...

1. A smart metering module, comprising:a wireless reporting portion comprising a helical coil radiator, the helical coil radiator being coupled to an RF transmission path, the RF transmission path configured to couple the helical coil radiator to an RF transceiver integrated circuit;
an enclosure configured to house the RF transceiver integrated circuit, the enclosure further comprising a distribution portion comprising one or more meter sensing electronics, the distribution portion configured to be galvanically separated from the wireless reporting portion; and
a utility line port, the utility line port configured to position a utility line adjacent and parallel with a longitudinal axis of the helical coil radiator, the adjacent and parallel position being configured to electromagnetically couple the utility line with the helical coil radiator in order to increase a radiation efficiency for the helical coil radiator as compared with another helical coil radiator of another smart metering module without an adjacent and parallel utility line.

US Pat. No. 10,194,219

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAPPING A DATA STREAM INTO AN SDI CHANNEL

Intopix S.A., Mont-Saint...

1. A method for mapping, by a mapping controller, a video data stream onto a serial data interface channel, wherein the video data stream represents compressed video data output by an encoder and wherein the video data stream comprises a sequence of m-bit digital words, a range of values from 0 to (2**n)?1 and from 2**m?2**n to (2**m)?1 being excluded values on the channel, the method comprising:receiving the video data stream from the encoder;
grouping data of the sequence of m-bit digital words into a group of 2**g digital words, wherein g is between 0 and m?1;
detecting, by the mapping controller, a first condition when at least one digital word of the group of 2**g digital words has g+1 most-significant bits (MSB bits) equal to 1;
if the first condition is detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 1 and recoding the g+1 MSB bits of said the 2**g digital words by replacing (g+1)*2**g bits having a value x by an equal number of bits having a value y by mapping the set of possible values of x to a disjoint set of values y for each of the (g+1)*2**g bits, where each x value is mapped to a different y value;
if the first condition is not detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 0;
repeating the grouping, the detecting of the first condition and the storing for k times to thereby store k supplementary bits;
grouping the k supplementary bits into the least-significant bits (LSB bits) of a number j of m-bit digital words, wherein j is the integer part of (k+m?2)/(m?1);
performing an addition modulo 2**m of a value s to the number j of m-bit digital words, and to k*2**g m-bit digital words, where s is between 2**n and (2**m?2**n)??(2**(m?1?i)), where the sum is performed for i ranging from zero to g; and
outputting the number j of m-bit digital words and the k*2**g m-bit digital words over the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,218

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING DYNAMIC MEDIA CONTENT

1. A device comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations comprising:
analyzing media content provided by a media content provider system;
enabling selection of a portion of the media content and a recipient device to receive the portion of the media content, wherein the selection of the portion of the media content is based on the analyzing;
transmitting the portion of the media content to a media processor, wherein the media processor stores the portion of the media content; and
generating a metadata pointer and transmitting the metadata pointer to a server, wherein the metadata pointer indicates a storage location at the media processor for the portion of the media content, wherein the transmitting of the metadata pointer causes the server to provide a request to accept the portion of the media content, and wherein the metadata pointer is configured to enable the server to retrieve the portion of the media content from the media processor responsive to the recipient device accepting the request,
wherein the server stores the metadata pointer responsive to the recipient device accepting the request.

US Pat. No. 10,194,217

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS TO IDENTIFY LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR MEDIA PRESENTATIONS

THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US),...

1. An apparatus to automatically determine whether a media presentation is a linear media presentation or a non-linear media presentation, the apparatus comprising:a log generator to:
generate a reference log including first media identifiers of first media and first times at which the first media was presented as a linear media presentation;
receive at least one of an audio fingerprint or a watermark code generated by a media monitoring device electronically monitoring the media presentation of second media, the audio fingerprint based on an audio characteristic of the second media electronically measured at discrete times by the media monitoring device;
identify second media identifiers of the second media from the at least one of the audio fingerprint or the watermark code by matching the at least one of the audio fingerprint or the watermark code to a reference audio fingerprint or a reference watermark code in a reference database; and
generate a media presentation log for the media presentation of the second media, the media presentation log including the second media identifiers of the second media and second times at which the second media was presented;
a log comparator to compare the media presentation log to the reference log to determine a duration associated with matches between ones of the first media identifiers and ones of the second media identifiers, the matches between the ones of the first media identifiers and the ones of the second media identifiers being in a same order in the media presentation log and the reference log, the duration based on at least one of the first times or the second times; and
a presentation classifier to classify the media presentation of the second media as a linear media presentation when the duration satisfies a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,194,216

VIDEO RECEPTION DEVICE, VIDEO RECOGNITION METHOD, AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A video reception device configured to transmit and receive data through a communication network, the video reception device comprising:an input unit configured to receive an input of a video signal of a stereoscopic video, the video signal of a stereoscopic video being transmitted using a first stereoscopic video transmission method that is one of a plurality of stereoscopic video transmission methods;
a video extraction unit configured to extract a partial video for video recognition processing, from the video signal, the partial video having a predetermined time duration or a predetermined number of frames;
a video signal generator configured to generate, from the partial video, another partial video using at least one stereoscopic video transmission method different from the first stereoscopic video transmission method of the stereoscopic video; and
a control unit configured to perform control of:
generating a plurality of pieces of content recognition information from all of the partial video and the another partial video,
transmitting the content recognition information to a video recognition device connected to the communication network so as to request the video recognition device to perform video recognition processing,
obtaining a result of the video recognition processing from the video recognition device, and
obtaining additional information based on the result of the video recognition processing from an additional information distribution device connected to the communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,215

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADCASTING AN ADVERTISEMENT TO A POTENTIAL CUSTOMER

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A computer-implemented method for broadcasting an advertisement for a merchant of a product over a network comprising the steps of:receiving transaction data relating to a plurality of customers from a financial service provider system, wherein said transaction data comprises, for each transaction, a hashed reference generated by said financial service provider system to anonymously reference the related customer, payment information, location, purchase information and amount of transaction;
receiving a first set of rules defined by the merchant based on the product, the first set of rules defining parameters for identifying customers from said plurality of customers as potential customers of the product based on the transaction data;
processing said transaction data of said plurality of customers based on at least one rule from the first set of rules to obtain a potential customer base;
receiving viewership data of said plurality of customers from a network service provider system, wherein said viewership data comprises a listing of communications channels along with timestamp starts and timestamp ends associated with respective said communications channels and payment information of said plurality of customers, said payment information being taken from stored subscription records and having associated therewith said hashed references;
mapping said viewership data with said potential customer base, utilizing said hashed references, to obtain an user database, wherein said user database comprises at least one entry of said communications channel associated with respective said timestamp start, said timestamp end, and said location;
for each said communications channel, determining optimal timestamps based on the timestamp starts and the timestamp ends, each of the the optimal timestamps representing a range of time;
aggregating, based on the optimal timestamps, user counts for each said communications channel for each said location;
selecting, based on said aggregated user counts, at least one associated grouping of said communications channels, said optimal timestamps, and said locations in accordance with at least one rule from a second set of rules;
broadcasting said advertisement for the product through said network in said at least one selected communications channel for said at least one selected location within the range of time of said at least one selected optimal timestamp;
monitoring transaction data relating to said plurality of customers generated after the broadcasting of the advertisement of the product to identify sales of the product to said plurality of customers; and,
determining further broadcasting of the advertisement of the product based on the identified sales of the product.

US Pat. No. 10,194,214

DEVICE, METHOD AND MACHINE-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PRESENTING ADVERTISING RELATED TO EMOTIONAL CONTEXT OF RECEIVED CONTENT

10. A method comprising:receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a first media program having a first segment comprising first media content combined with a first embedded advertisement;
determining, by the processing system, a first emotional context of the first media content by analyzing first metadata provided in the first media content and by performing image analysis on the first media content;
determining, by the processing system, a second emotional context of the first embedded advertisement by analyzing second metadata provided in the first embedded advertisement and by performing image analysis on the first embedded advertisement;
detecting, by the processing system, a first disparity between the first emotional context of the first media content and the second emotional context of the first embedded advertisement; and
responsive to detecting the first disparity, submitting, by the processing system, a request to replace the embedded advertisement with a replacement advertisement that is correlated with the first emotional context.

US Pat. No. 10,194,213

METHOD IN SUPPORT OF VIDEO IMPRESSION ANALYSIS INCLUDING INTERACTIVE COLLECTION OF COMPUTER USER DATA

1. A method in support of an analysis of an impression of media playback on a computer user at a client computer, the client computer being in networked communication with a remote ad server, the method comprising:receiving, at the remote ad server from a video player running on the client computer, a call for a video ad response;
serving, from the remote ad server to the client computer, a video ad response, the video ad response comprising information for displaying content on the video player;
executing the video ad response in the runtime environment of the video player on the client computer,
wherein the video ad response includes code for triggering an executable data collection and processing module upon execution of the video ad response in the video player, and
wherein the method includes substituting a media file resource identifier in the video ad response with a resource identifier for the data collection and processing module and executing the data collection and processing module at the video player to collect and process behavioural data during playback of media in support of the analysis of the impression of the media playback.

US Pat. No. 10,194,212

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING FLEXIBLE ACCESS TO SCENES CONTAINED WITHIN A VIDEO CONTENT ITEM

Comigo Ltd., Yarkona (IL...

1. In a system comprising a central server and at least one client terminal, wherein the central server provides linear TV channels that include video content items to each one of the at least one client terminal, a method for providing to a user of a first client terminal of the at least one client terminal flexible access to video scenes contained within video content items included in linear TV channels provided by the central server to the first client terminal, the method comprising:a. receiving, by the first client terminal and from the central server, a first linear TV channel including at least a portion of a first video content item;
b. playing, by the first client terminal, the first linear TV channel, thereby playing the at least a portion of the first video content item;
c. switching, by the first client terminal, from playing the first linear TV channel to playing a second linear TV channel including a second video content item, thereby playing the second video content item;
d. at the first client terminal, receiving from the central server a scene information collection of the second video content item, wherein the scene information collection of the second video content item comprises scene information about at least a first video scene contained in the second video content item, the scene information collection of the second video content item being generated by the central server while the first client terminal is playing the second video content item;
e. providing, by the first client terminal and before the first client terminal finishes to play the second video content item, a user interface enabling the user of the first client terminal to select a single video scene from multiple video scenes contained in the second video content item, wherein the providing is subsequent to the receiving the scene information collection and wherein the multiple video scenes which may be selected using the user interface are based on the scene information collection;
f. receiving, by the first client terminal, a selection of one video scene contained in the second video content item, wherein the one video scene contained in the second video content item was not played by the first client terminal following the switching, the selection provided by the user using the user interface; and
g. subsequent to and in response to the receiving of the selection, playing the one video scene by the first client terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,211

RECEIVING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD, PROVIDING DEVICE, PROVIDING METHOD, PROGRAMS, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A reception apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to
receive a digital broadcast signal;
acquire, from the received digital broadcast signal, control information associated with a particular programming segment, the control information including an application identifier, an action identifier, and a destination identifier, the application identifier identifying an application, the action identifier identifying an action associated with the application, and the destination identifier specifying whether the action is to be processed by the reception apparatus or an external device;
when the destination identifier specifies that the action identified by the action identifier of the control information is to be processed by the external device, deliver the control information to the external device; and
when the destination identifier specifies that the action identified by the action identifier of the control information is to be processed by the reception apparatus, perform an operation related to the application identified by the application identifier in accordance with the action.

US Pat. No. 10,194,210

DYNAMIC CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK ALLOCATION SYSTEM

HULU, LLC, Santa Monica,...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a computing device of a content delivery service, an allocation percentage in an overall percentage for video traffic for each of a plurality of content delivery networks (CDNs), wherein each CDN is configured to select servers from each independent network for each CDN to deliver media programs for the content delivery service to client devices;
associating, by the computing device, metrics for each CDN together based on information regarding playback of the media programs for each CDN;
analyzing, by the computing device, the metrics for each CDN together based on information regarding the playback of the media programs for each CDN to determine when to change one or more allocation percentages in the overall percentage, wherein the metrics are associated with a time period, and wherein allocation percentages are per CDN based on a platform type, and each allocation percentage is used to allocate requests for playback of media programs to a CDN;
reducing, by the computing device, a first allocation percentage for a platform type in the overall percentage for a first CDN in the plurality of CDNs based on the analyzing of the metrics to reduce future allocations to the first CDN, wherein the first allocation percentage is used to allocate a first set of requests for playback of media programs to the first CDN, and wherein the first CDN selects servers from a first CDN network for the first CDN to respond to the first set of requests;
increasing, by the computing device, a second allocation percentage for a platform type in the overall percentage for a second CDN in the plurality of CDNs based on the analyzing of the metrics to increase future allocations to the second CDN, wherein the second allocation percentage is used to allocate a second set of requests for playback of media programs to the second CDN, and wherein the second CDN selects servers from a second CDN network for the second CDN to respond to the second set of requests; and
allocating, by the computing device, requests for playback of media programs to the plurality of CDNs based on the allocation percentages in the overall percentage, wherein the reduced first allocation percentage and the increased second allocation percentage are used in allocating the requests.

US Pat. No. 10,194,209

AUTOMATIC DISPLAY OF CLOSED CAPTIONING INFORMATION

ROKU, INC., Saratoga, CA...

1. A method, comprising:providing a program for display on a user device;
determining a plurality of closed captioning requests associated with the program, wherein the plurality of closed captioning requests were received from one or more other user devices to which the program was previously provided;
determining that the plurality of closed captioning requests exceed a first threshold, wherein the first threshold indicates a minimum number of user devices from which a closed captioning request was received;
determining a start time corresponding to the plurality of closed captioning requests;
determining an end time corresponding to the plurality of closed captioning requests; and
providing closed captioning corresponding to the program for display between the start time and the end time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,208

TELEVISION ENABLED THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FIRST LAYER HEALTH L.L.C....

1. A health-related digital content messaging and compliance system comprising:a main processing element;
a health-related content database, the health-related content database containing health-related messages, the health-related content database configured to provide a health-related message with a digital address identification code;
a specific health-related content request database;
a patient personal medical information database;
a communication interface with a medical provider; and
a communication interface with a television station, the television station including a broadcast tower for transmitting a digital broadcast television signal wherein transmission of the digital broadcast television signal is coordinated by a content management system, the content management system being in electronic communication with the medical provider;
at least one television set, the television station in communication with at the least one television set through the digital broadcast television signal, the healthcare provider providing to the television station the health-related message, wherein the health-related message is in the form of a text message sent to the at least one television set by the content management system of the television station and within the digital broadcast signal of an unrelated television program, the at least one television set having a unique television digital address identification code, the health-related message is displayed on the at least one television set and concurrently with the unrelated television program only when the unique television digital address identification code of the at least one television set matches the digital address identification code of the health-related message;
the main processor constructed and arranged to facilitate communication and access of the health-related content database, the specific health-related content request database, the patient personal medical information database by at least one of the medical provider and the television station,
wherein the health-related message is a confidential message, and further comprising an individual access code generator constructed and arranged to provide the confidential message with an individual viewer access code, and
wherein after the confidential message is sent to the at least one television set by the television station the confidential message is displayed on the at least one television set only when the individual viewer access code of the confidential message matches a personal individual viewer access code input to the at least one television set by a viewer of the confidential message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,207

ELECTRONIC GROUPING OF TITLES OF CONTENT

1. A method, comprising:generating, by a hardware processor, an electronic grid of cells associated with titles of content and a pay per view package;
generating, by the hardware processor, an electronic wrapper that surrounds all the cells in the electronic grid of the cells that are associated with the titles of content and the pay per view package, the electronic wrapper simultaneously displaying a title common to all the titles of content associated with the pay per view package;
determining, by the hardware processor, that the pay per view package is associated with non-contiguous cells in the electronic grid of the cells;
generating, by the hardware processor, a prompt to switch to a different mode of operation in response to the determining that the pay per view package is associated with the non-contiguous cells; and switching, by the hardware processor, to the different mode of operation to allow scrolling between the non-contiguous cells in the electronic grid of the cells.

US Pat. No. 10,194,205

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEDIA CONTENT PRESENTATION

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a plurality of media content feeds available from a service provider network, wherein the plurality of media content feeds comprises a plurality of camera feeds from a plurality of cameras recording a common event and content associated with the common event, and wherein the plurality of media content feeds each comprises a collection of sub-channels associated with the common event available from the service provider network, wherein the collection of sub-channels includes a sub-channel arrangement;
receiving a plurality of pairing selections for a plurality of displays associated with the device, wherein each pairing selection of the plurality of pairing selections comprises an assignment of one sub-channel of the collection of sub-channels associated with the common event paired to one display of the plurality of displays according to the sub-channel arrangement, and wherein the assignment of the one sub-channel is based on providing the common event at the one display in proximity to another display of the plurality of displays providing another sub-channel of the collection of sub-channels for the common event; and
generating a content display configuration corresponding to the plurality of pairing selections.

US Pat. No. 10,194,204

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PLAYBACK OF A MEDIA ASSET BASED ON DELAY OF A SCHEDULED EVENT

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for controlling playback of a media asset on a user equipment based on indicia that a next event is delayed from an event start time, the method comprising:receiving, at the user equipment, during playback of the media asset that has remaining runtime, a suspend command to suspend playback of the media asset;
in response to receiving the suspend command, determining whether a user is imminently scheduled to attend the next event by:
retrieving a profile corresponding to the user from a database;
determining the next event, based on calendar information in the profile, from a plurality of entries associated with the user;
determining the event start time of the next event;
comparing the event start time of the next event to a current time to compute an amount of time before the event start time; and
determining whether the amount of time is less than an imminence threshold;
in response to determining, based on the amount of time being less than the imminence threshold, that the user is imminently scheduled to attend the next event, determining whether the event start time is delayed by:
determining an identity of an event database associated with the next event;
querying, using the identity, the event database as to a most current event start time;
comparing the most current event start time to the event start time; and
determining, based on the comparing of the most current event start time to the event start time, whether the most current event start time is later than the event start time; and
in response to determining, based on determining that the most current event start time is later than the event start time, that the most current event start time is delayed, continuing to generate for display the media asset notwithstanding receipt of the suspend command; wherein continuing to generate for display the media asset notwithstanding receipt of the suspend command comprises: determining an event location of the next event; determining a current location of the user; determining an estimated time of arrival based on the event location of the next event and the current location of the user; comparing the estimated time of arrival to the most current event start time to compute an early arrival amount; determining whether the early arrival amount exceeds an early arrival threshold; and in response to determining that the early arrival amount exceeds the early arrival threshold, continuing to generate for display the media asset notwithstanding receipt of the suspend command.

US Pat. No. 10,194,203

MULTIMODAL AND REAL-TIME METHOD FOR FILTERING SENSITIVE MEDIA

1. A method comprising:performing, by at least one processor, operations including:
segmenting a digital video stream into video fragments along a video timeline;
extracting low-level features containing significant information on sensitive media from the video fragments;
reducing a semantic difference between the extracted low-level features, and a high-level concept;
classifying the video fragments, and generating a high-level label as either positive or negative and a confidence score for each classified video fragment;
performing high-level fusion to correlate the generated high-level labels and the confidence scores for each classified video fragment; and
identifying a particular content of the digital video stream by combining the generated high-level labels of the classified video fragments along the video timeline,
wherein the performing the high-level fusion comprises:
temporally aligning N classified video fragments along the video timeline;
representing an N-dimensional vector, which builds an N-dimensional vector for each instant of interest of the digital video stream, and within the N-dimensional vector, every i-th component holds a classification confidence score of the i-th classified video fragment, in relation to a video fragment having a reference moment which coincides with a reference instant of interest, wherein i belongs to the natural interval [1 . . . N]);
in an offline operation, generating a late fusion model from a training dataset, employing a supervised machine learning method on the generated late fusion model to generate a good late fusion model, and storing the good late fusion model; and
in an online operation, retrieving the stored good late fusion model and using the retrieved good late fusion model, a de-noising function, and a predetermined threshold to correlate the generated high-level labels and the confidence scores for each classified video fragment.

US Pat. No. 10,194,200

AUDIO DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND TERMINAL

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. An audio data processing method for removing transitional noise in an audio data stream, comprising:at an apparatus comprising one or more processors and memory:
obtaining a first audio frame and a second audio frame adjacent to each other from the audio data stream, the first audio frame preceding the second audio frame in a time sequence of the audio data stream;
determining a frame segmentation position in the first audio frame and the second audio frame in accordance with predefined closeness criteria, wherein the predefined closeness criteria require that a predefined distance between a respective sampling point value at the frame segmentation position in the first audio frame and a respective sampling point value at the frame segmentation position in the second audio frame satisfy a predefined closeness condition;
obtaining respective sampling point values preceding the frame segmentation position in the second audio frame and respective sampling point values following the frame segmentation position in the first audio frame;
sequentially stitching the respective sampling point values obtained from the second audio frame and the respective sampling point values obtained from the first audio frame, to generate a third audio frame; and
inserting the third audio frame between the first audio frame and the second audio frame.

US Pat. No. 10,194,199

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CATEGORIZING/RATING CONTENT UPLOADED TO A NETWORK FOR BROADCASTING

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
identifying sounds in an audio stream as either non-speech sounds or as words;
performing pattern recognition for the non-speech sounds to detect a match with non-speech sound patterns stored within a library, wherein the library stores a plurality of words and a plurality of non-speech sounds, wherein each word of the plurality of words stored in the library has a content category assigned thereto, wherein the library is provided by a communications network, and wherein each non-speech sound of the plurality of non-speech sounds stored in the library has a non-speech content category assigned thereto;
querying the words stored within the library to determine whether a match exists between the words in the audio stream and the plurality of words stored within the library;
assigning a content type to the audio stream in accordance with a match between the non-speech sounds and the non-speech sound patterns stored within the library as an assigned non-speech sound content category; and
embedding the assigned non-speech sound content category within metadata associated with the audio stream.

US Pat. No. 10,194,198

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING MEDIA BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES

11. A method comprising:detecting, by a communication device comprising a processor, a presentation device, the communication device being remote from the presentation device;
determining, by the communication device, whether any of a plurality of modes of communication available to the communication device upon detecting the presentation device is compatible with a mode of communication utilized by the presentation device;
wirelessly transmitting, by the communication device, control signals to the presentation device, subsequent to the detecting of the presentation device, for control of a presentation of media at the presentation device by the communication device, wherein the control signals are wirelessly transmitted according to one of the plurality of modes of communication;
wirelessly transmitting, by the communication device, a disable signal to the presentation device to request the presentation device to disable other control functions regarding the presentation of the media at the presentation device while allowing the communication device to continue controlling presentation of the media via the control signals;
displaying, by the communication device responsive to the presentation device disabling the other control functions, an emulator to facilitate remote control over the presentation of the media at the presentation device;
enabling wireless transmission of the media to the presentation device responsive to an actuation of a selection to present the media at the presentation device; and
receiving and displaying, by the communication device responsive to the presentation device not disabling the other control functions, a message presenting the selection to a user of the communication device regarding whether the media is to be presented at the presentation device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,196

DECODING DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM, DECODING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING DECODING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A decoding apparatus comprising:a decoder configured for decoding packets transmitted from a transmitter; and
a decode time determination unit which is implemented by a central processing unit (CPU) and configured for determining timings of decoding the packets by the decoder on the basis of adjustment information in accordance with adjustment of time for causing Coordinated Universal Time to be close to Universal Time, the adjustment information being included in the packets,
wherein the packets include processing timing information that indicates processing timing of access units that are sets including own packets, and
wherein the decode time determination unit is further configured to determine to sequentially decode the packets configuring the respective access units in accordance with relative timing based on the processing timing indicated by the processing timing information when the adjustment information indicates that the time is adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,194,194

TUNER CIRCUIT WITH ZERO POWER LOOP THROUGH

ALi Corporation, Hsinchu...

15. A video broadcasting system, comprising:a first tuner, receiving a radio frequency signal from a transceiver, comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, an internal resistor connected between the second terminal and a ground terminal, and a loop through circuit connected between the first terminal and second terminal, and delivering the radio frequency signal received from the first terminal to the second terminal via the loop through circuit; and
a second tuner, comprising an input terminal connected to the second terminal of the first tuner, the second tuner receives the radio frequency signal from the first tuner and provides a voltage to the first tuner through the input terminal, the second tuner is connected immediately subsequent to the first tuner; and
an external resistor, directly connected between the first tuner and the second tuner, wherein the internal resistor and the external resistor generate a divided voltage based on the voltage provided by the second tuner,
wherein the loop through circuit of the first tuner comprises:
a logic control, connected to the internal resistor to obtain the divided voltage as operational power and in response to detecting of internal power supply of the first tuner not being available or a low noise amplifier of the first tuner being disabled, outputting a control signal for providing a loop through path for delivering the radio frequency signal received from the transceiver to the second tuner according to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,193

CABLE NETWORK DEVICE HAVING INTERCONNECTED MICROSTRIP DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS

Technetix B.V., Veenenda...

1. A cable network device, comprising:an input associated with a plurality of outputs, each output connected to one of a series of interconnected microstrip directional couplers, and configured with separate upstream and downstream paths;
a first transformer located in the upstream path; and
a second transformer,
wherein an isolated port of each microstrip directional coupler is in electrical communication with the upstream path and the isolated port of alternate microstrip directional couplers in the series is connected to the isolated port of one adjacent microstrip directional coupler using the second transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,192

INTEGRATED INTERNET CAMERA SYSTEM AND METHOD

ALEX IS THE BEST, LLC, S...

1. A method for transmitting at least one of audio, still images and video images by an Internet direct device associated with a user over a communications network, comprising the steps of: automatically connecting the Internet direct device to the communications network on power-up using one of a plurality of available modes of connection, which is designated as a primary mode of connection; receiving at least one of audio, still images and video images by the Internet direct device; transmitting at least one of the received audio, the received still images and the received video images to an account associated with the Internet direct device on a website upon capture by a processor of the Internet direct device; and automatically switching to another available mode of connection by the processor when the primary mode of connection to the communications network is unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,194,190

ADAPTING USER INTERFACE OF DISPLAY APPARATUS ACCORDING TO REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of controlling a display apparatus, the method comprising:displaying a plurality of content items on a screen of the display apparatus;
receiving data from a connected remote control device;
identifying a device type of the connected remote control device based on the received data; and
displaying on the screen of the display apparatus a list of content items controllable by the connected remote control device based on the identified device type of the connected remote control device,
wherein the displaying the list of content items comprises displaying at least one of the plurality of content items corresponding to the identified device type of the connected remote control device among the plurality of content items distinguishably from remaining content items of the plurality of content items.

US Pat. No. 10,194,189

PLAYBACK OF CONTENT USING MULTIPLE DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying at least one program that, when executed by at least one computing device, causes the at least one computing device to at least:render, upon a first display, a user interface relating to a video content feature, the user interface including a component facilitating selection of a target client device from a listing of target client devices, wherein the listing of target client devices is restricted to client devices for which the at least one computing device has permission to control playback;
receive a user selection of the target client device via the component;
in response to the user selection of the target client device, send a request to a server device to commence a playback of the video content feature upon a second display of the target client device;
receive periodic status updates from the server device identifying a current status in the playback of the video content feature upon the second display of the target client device, the periodic status updates originating from the target client device;
receive auxiliary content relating to the video content feature from the server device; and
in a synchronization with the playback of the video content feature upon the second display of the target client device, render audio corresponding to the video content feature via an audio device associated with the first display and render the auxiliary content in the user interface on the first display, the synchronization being based at least in part on the periodic status updates.

US Pat. No. 10,194,044

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHIFTING ELECTRIC POWER MODES IN AN IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image forming system comprising:a main body including a first CPU that controls an electric power mode of the main body and an engine that executes image processing; and
an operation apparatus that receives an operation for instructing the engine to execute the image processing, the operation apparatus including a second CPU that controls an electric power mode of the operation apparatus;
wherein in a case where the operation apparatus receives an instruction to shift the electric power mode of the main body or the electric power mode of the operation apparatus, the first CPU is configured to determine whether shifting is possible based on a first process program executed by the main body and control an electric power supply of the main body according to the determination, and the second CPU is configured to determine whether shifting is possible based on a second process program executed by the operation apparatus and control an electric power supply of the operation apparatus according to the determination, and
wherein the second CPU is configured to, when the operation apparatus receives an instruction to activate the second process program, transmit a notice instructing the first CPU to shift the electric power mode of the main body, based on the second process program.

US Pat. No. 10,194,019

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INITIATING A PHONE CALL FROM A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for initiating a call from a wireless communication device, comprising:receiving sensor data from a first sensor in the wireless communication device during a user interaction time interval;
detecting a plurality of user interactions on the wireless communication device during the user interaction time interval based on the sensor data;
for each respective user interaction of the plurality of user interactions:
determining a magnitude of the respective user interaction; and
incrementing a number of user interactions if the magnitude of the respective user interaction is greater than a threshold;
determining a contact number associated with the number of user interactions by:
querying a contact repository based on at least the number of user interactions; and
receiving the contact number associated with the number of user interactions; and
causing the wireless communication device to dial the contact number at an end of the user interaction time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,193,837

PRESENCE-BASED COMMUNICATIONS

1. A method of presenting information over a communications network, comprising:searching, via a processor, across a plurality of wireless communication networks for a network presence of a target user, among a plurality of users;
detecting, via the processor, the network presence of a user based on whether a rate of data being transmitted in a detected wireless communication performed on a device is lower than a reference threshold greater than zero;
identifying, with the processor, that the user for which the network presence is detected is the target user;
transmitting, to an agent device, the detected network presence of the target user;
monitoring the wireless communications network for continued presence of the target user;
detecting the continued presence of the target user on the device by confirming that the target user is actively communicating, in real time, on a network application with the device;
when the continued presence of the target user is detected, identifying product information to offer to the target user, based on the identity of the target user; and
receiving, from the agent device and via the wireless communication network, a push communication to the target user on the device in real time while the continued presence of the target user is detected,
wherein the network presence of the user is detected based on cookies received from a web server.

US Pat. No. 10,193,720

CHAOTICALLY MODULATED COMMUNICATIONS WITH SWITCHED-CAPACITANCE RESISTANCE TUNING

The United States of Amer...

1. A chaotically modulated communication device, comprising:a capacitor comprising a first end and a second end opposite the first end; and
a switch comprising a first end and a second end;
an antenna configured to receive, from a chaotically modulated transmitter, a signal modulated with a modulation scheme; and
a demodulator component configured to successfully demodulate the signal,
where the first end of the switch is coupled to the first end of the capacitor,
where the second end of the switch alternates at a frequency between at least two points such that a resistance is produced,
where the resistance corresponds to the frequency,
where the capacitor and the switch are part of the demodulator component,
where the frequency is set to a value so that the demodulator component successfully demodulates the signal, and
where successful demodulation of the signal is when the signal after demodulation is about equal to a signal transmitted by the chaotically modulated transmitter prior to modulation by the chaotically modulated transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,193,522

SINGLE PORT WIDE BAND IMPEDANCE MATCHING CIRCUIT WITH NARROW BAND HARMONIC BYPASS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ANTENNA MATCHING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

15. A wireless communication device comprising:one or more transceivers;
a single signal port coupled to the one or more transceivers, the single signal port including a wide band signal;
an impedance matching circuit including a narrow band harmonic bypass, the narrow band harmonic bypass being configured to produce a short at a predetermined frequency, which corresponds to a harmonic of a lower frequency signal included as part of the wide band signal received at the single signal port;
an antenna port coupled to the single signal port via the impedance matching circuit; and
an antenna coupled to the antenna port.

US Pat. No. 10,193,521

ADJUSTABLE IMPEDANCE MATCHING NETWORK

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An impedance matching network comprising:a first port;
a second port; and
an adaptive matching network connected between the first port and the second port,
wherein the adaptive matching network comprises at least two stages,
wherein the adaptive matching network comprises a series inductance with an intermediate tap and a capacitive element connected to the intermediate tap,
wherein the series inductance comprises a first inductance associated with a first stage of the at least two stages and a second inductance associated with a second stage,
wherein the first inductance and the second inductance form a transmission line transformer,
wherein the series inductance is located in a first inductor path of a series branch of the adaptive matching network, and
wherein the first inductance and the second inductance are inductively coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,193,520

DIGITAL SWITCHED ATTENUATOR

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An attenuation cell for use in a switched attenuator, the attenuation cell comprising:an attenuation path having an input, a first switch, a resistive network, a second switch, and an output, the resistive network electrically disposed between the first switch and the second switch and configured to provide a desired attenuation from the input to the output;
a bypass path in parallel with the attenuation path and having a bypass switch disposed between the input and the output; and
a shunt switch including at least four series-connected switching elements, the shunt switch being coupled between the resistive network and a reference node to selectively connect the resistive network to the reference node.

US Pat. No. 10,193,519

ANALOG PHASE SHIFTER AND A METHOD FOR SHIFTING PHASE OF RF SIGNALS

Cemin Zhang, Diamond Bar...

1. An analog phase shifter, comprising:a first high-low pass filter comprising a first low-pass filter (LPF) section, a second LPF section, and a first high-pass filter (HPF) section coupled in series between the first LPF section and the second LPF section, the first LPF section coupled to receive an RF input signal, the second LPF section outputs an output signal of the first high-low pass filter;
an all-pass filter (APF) coupled to receive the output signal of the first high-low pass filter and output an APF output signal;
a second high-low pass filter comprising a third LPF section, a fourth LPF section, and a second HPF section coupled in series between the third LPF section and fourth LPF section, the third LPF section coupled to receive the APF output signal, the fourth LPF section outputs an RF output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,518

RADIO-FREQUENCY (RF) COMPONENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A radio-frequency component comprising:a first substrate including one or more first wiring electrodes, and a plurality of stacked insulating layers;
a column-shaped spacer member placed on a first main face of the first substrate;
a second substrate including a second wiring electrode, and a plurality of stacked insulating layers, the second substrate being spaced from the first substrate by being stacked on the column-shaped spacer member; and
an inductor component mounted on the first main face of the first substrate,
wherein a first no-electrode-forming area where the one or more first wiring electrodes are not formed is set to a range overlapping with the inductor component in a plan view of at least one of the plurality of stacked insulating layers of the first substrate, and
wherein a second no-electrode-forming area where the second wiring electrode is not formed is set to a range overlapping with the inductor component in a plan view of at least one of the plurality of stacked insulating layers of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,193,517

VARIABLE FILTER CIRCUIT AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A variable filter circuit comprising:a first series arm including a first resonator connected in series between a first input/output terminal and a node;
a second series arm including a second resonator connected in series between a second input/output terminal and the node; and
a parallel arm connected between the node and a ground connection terminal,
wherein the parallel arm includes a first inductor connected in series between the node and the ground connection terminal, and
at least one of the first and second series arms includes a variable capacitor connected in parallel to the first or second resonator,
wherein each of the first and second series arms includes first and second parallel inductors respectively connected in parallel to the first and second resonators and first and second series inductors respectively connected in series to circuits in which the first and second resonators and the first and second parallel inductors are respectively connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,193,516

COMMON MODE FILTER

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A common mode filter comprising:a core including a winding core part extending in an axial direction, a first flange part provided at one end of the winding core part in the axial direction, and a second flange part provided at other end of the winding core part in the axial direction;
first and second terminal electrodes provided on the first flange part;
third and fourth terminal electrodes provided on the second flange part;
a first wire wound around the winding core part and having one end connected to the first terminal electrode and other end connected to the third terminal electrode; and
a second wire wound around the winding core part and having one end connected to the second terminal electrode and other end connected to the fourth terminal electrode,
wherein the winding core part includes a first winding region, a second winding region, and a third winding region positioned between the first and second winding regions in the axial direction, and
wherein the first and second wires are bifilar-wound in the first and second winding regions and layer-wound in the third winding region.

US Pat. No. 10,193,515

CONTINUOUS TIME LINEAR EQUALIZER WITH TWO ADAPTIVE ZERO FREQUENCY LOCATIONS

INPHI CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A linear equalizer device comprising:a first input transistor comprising a first gate terminal a first drain terminal and a first source terminal, the first gate terminal being configured to receive a first input signal;
a second input transistor comprising a second gate terminal a second drain terminal and a second source terminal, the second gate terminal being configured to receive a second input signal;
a first compensation circuit coupled to the first drain terminal; and
a high-frequency zero circuit comprising at least a pair of source resistors and a pair of source capacitors;
wherein:
the pair of source resistors comprises a first source resistor coupled to the first source terminal and a second source resistor coupled to the first source resistor and the second source terminal, a first terminal being positioned between the first source resistor and the second source resistor;
the pair of source capacitors comprises a first source capacitor coupled to the first source terminal and a second source capacitor coupled to the second source terminal, a second terminal being positioned between the first source capacitor and the second source capacitor and coupled to the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,514

SELECTABLE PROGRAMMABLE GAIN OR OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A configurable amplifier, comprising:a differential input stage;
a first output block;
a second output block;
a plurality of switches coupled to the differential input stage, the first output block and the second output block;
at least one configuration line controlling a switching position of said plurality of switches;
wherein
when a logic state on said configuration line defines a programmable gain amplifier setting, the plurality of switches are controlled such that the differential input stage and the first output block are coupled together as a programmable gain amplifier and comprises a feedback loop, wherein at least one switch of said plurality of switches changes a feedback resistance of the feedback loop, and
when another logic state of said configuration line defines an operational amplifier setting, the plurality of switches are controlled such that the differential input stage and the second output block are coupled together as an operational amplifier without a feedback loop.

US Pat. No. 10,193,513

OPTICAL AMPLIFIER BASED ON ELECTRO-OPTIC EFFECT FOR ELECTRICAL SIGNALS AND ITS APPLICATION AS SEMICONDUCTOR RADIATION DETECTOR PREAMPLIFIER

1. An electrical signal amplification system comprising:an electrical signal amplifier for amplifying an electrical signal, the electrical signal amplifier having
an electro-optic (EO) medium for receiving the electrical signal, wherein applying the electrical signal to the EO medium causes a change to an effective index of refraction;
a device for measuring a light phase change for measuring the change to the effective index of refraction; and
a photodetector;
wherein the photodetector converts the change to the effective index of refraction into an amplified electrical current output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,512

PHASE-SHIFTING POWER DIVIDER/COMBINER ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS

Werlatone, Inc., Brewste...

1. A power divider/combiner assembly comprising:a divider network for dividing a received divider-network input signal into N divider-network output signals, where N is an integer greater than seven, the divider network including at least one divider and at least one of each of first, second, and third divider phase-shift circuits, each divider having a divider input and a plurality of divider outputs and being configured to divide a divider input signal on the divider input into a divider output signal on each of the plurality of divider outputs, each divider phase-shift circuit being configured to produce a respective non-zero phase shift between divider output signals on an associated pair of divider outputs of an associated divider of the at least one divider, each first divider phase-shift circuit producing a first phase shift, each second divider phase-shift circuit producing a second phase shift that is more than the first phase shift, and each third divider phase-shift circuit producing a third phase shift that is more than the second phase shift;
N amplifiers, each amplifier amplifying one of the N divider-network output signals into a respective amplified signal; and
a combiner network for combining the N amplified signals into a combiner-network output signal, the combiner network including at least one combiner and at least one of each of first, second, and third combiner phase-shift circuits, with each combiner having a plurality of combiner inputs and a combiner output and being configured to combine combiner input signals on the plurality of combiner inputs into a combiner output signal on the combiner output, each combiner phase-shift circuit being configured to produce a respective non-zero phase shift between combiner input signals on an associated pair of combiner inputs of an associated combiner of the at least one combiner, each first combiner phase-shift circuit producing the first phase shift, each second combiner phase-shift circuit producing the second phase shift, and each third combiner phase-shift circuit producing the third phase shift.

US Pat. No. 10,193,511

MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING AN OVERLAY TRANSFORMER AND LOW IMPEDANCE TRANSMISSION LINES

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifier comprising:a substrate;
an input port supported by the substrate and an output port supported by the substrate, wherein the input port is indirectly electrically coupled to the output port; a first overlay transformer supported by the substrate and electrically intermediate the input port and the output port for transforming impedance from a higher input impedance to a lower output impedance; and
a first artificial low impedance transmission line supported by the substrate that is electrically intermediate the input port and the output port, and in electrical communication with the first overlay transformer, wherein the first artificial low impedance transmission line is coupled with at least one shunt capacitor and at least one high impedance transmission line configured as an inductor to provide artificial low impedance to electrical signals flowing through the first low impedance transmission line from the input port to the output port.

US Pat. No. 10,193,508

MULTI-BRANCH OUTPHASING SYSTEM AND METHOD

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A multi-level, multi-branch outphasing amplifier comprising:a first branch group circuit including:
a first branch circuit including a first activation circuit and a first power amplifier, the first activation circuit coupled to receive an RF first input signal and a first control signal, the first activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF first input signal from being transmitted to the first power amplifier responsive to the first control signal; and
a second branch circuit including a second activation circuit an a second power amplifier, the second activation circuit coupled to receive the RF first input signal and a second control signal, the second activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF first input signal from being transmitted to the second power amplifier responsive to the second control signal;
a second branch group circuit including:
a third branch circuit including a third activation circuit and a third power amplifier, the third activation circuit coupled to receive an RF second input signal and a third control signal, the third activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF second input signal from being transmitted to the third power amplifier responsive to the third control signal;
a fourth branch circuit including a fourth activation circuit and a fourth power amplifier, the fourth activation circuit coupled to receive the RF second input signal and a fourth control signal, the fourth activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF second input signal from being transmitted to the fourth power amplifier responsive to the fourth control signal; and
combiner circuitry for combining output signals of the first, second, third and fourth power amplifiers and producing an output signal across a load;
wherein a single constant-value voltage supply supplies power to the first branch group circuit and to the second branch group circuit, and
wherein a number of enabled RF input signals in the first branch group circuit and a number of enabled RF input signals in the second branch group circuit is selected to be the same or different depending on a power demand of the load or on a backoff load current.

US Pat. No. 10,193,507

CURRENT SWITCHING CIRCUIT

Analog Devices Global, H...

1. A current switching circuit with current boosting for operation across a wider range of frequencies, the current switching circuit comprising:a differential current switching circuit comprising:
a first transistor configured to receive a switching signal and to provide an output current to an output node;
a second transistor configured to receive an inverted switching signal, the first transistor and the second transistor coupled to each other at a tail node; and
a first current source configured to provide an input current to the tail node; and
a third transistor coupled to the tail node, wherein the third transistor is configured to provide a boost current from a second current source to the tail node while the first transistor is off.

US Pat. No. 10,193,505

CONFIGURABLE CONTROL LOOP TOPOLOGY FOR A PULSE WIDTH MODULATION AMPLIFIER

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A system having a configurable control loop technology, the system comprising:a first mode control loop;
a second mode control loop; and
a reconfigurable pulse width modulator (PWM) configured to generate an output signal from an input signal, wherein the reconfigurable PWM comprises a digital PWM and an analog PWM and is configured such that:
when the first mode control loop is activated, the reconfigurable PWM utilizes the analog PWM to generate the output signal from the input signal; and
when the second mode control loop is activated, the reconfigurable PWM utilizes the digital PWM to generate the output signal from the input signal, and the digital PWM receives its input from a controller configured to generate such input to the digital PWM based on a difference between the input signal and a feedback signal generated by a feedback path of the second mode control loop.

US Pat. No. 10,193,504

SOLDER BUMP PLACEMENT FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN FLIP CHIP AMPLIFIERS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An amplifier comprising:a transistor array formed over a silicon substrate;
a plurality of first resistors formed over the silicon substrate, a first end of a resistor of the plurality of first resistors in communication with an emitter of a transistor of the transistor array; and
a metal pillar formed over the silicon substrate, a footprint defined by a periphery of the metal pillar being adjacent to a footprint defined by a periphery of the transistor array, the footprint defined by the periphery of the metal pillar overlapping a footprint defined by a periphery of the plurality of first resistors, a second end of the resistor of the plurality of first resistors in communication with the metal pillar, the silicon substrate, the metal pillar, the plurality of first resistors, and the transistor array being arranged with respect to each other such that heat generated during operation of the transistor is transferred through the silicon substrate to the metal pillar.

US Pat. No. 10,193,503

AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT AND METHOD

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. An amplifier arrangement, comprising:N amplifier stages coupled to an output impedance network, the output impedance network comprising a cascade of quarter wavelength transmission lines;
a main amplifier and a plurality of peaking amplifiers configured to operate in a Doherty mode of operation;
wherein the amplifier arrangement is configured such that at least two peaking amplifiers are collectively driven by time-delayed versions of the same signal; and
at least one of the following is true:
at least one of the quarter wavelength transmission lines of the cascade is extended by a half wavelength transmission line or multiples of half wavelength transmission lines;
at least one of the peaking amplifiers is coupled to a respective junction or output node of the cascade via a connecting half wavelength transmission line or multiples of half wavelength transmission lines;
wherein the output impedance network comprises a cascade of quarter wavelength transmission lines coupled between an output of the main amplifier of the N amplifier stages and an output node of the amplifier arrangement;
wherein the cascade comprises N?1 quarter wavelength transmission lines; and
wherein an output of one peaking amplifier of the N amplifier stages is coupled to the output node, and remaining peaking amplifiers of the N amplifier stages coupled to respective junctions in the main cascade of quarter wavelength transmission lines.

US Pat. No. 10,193,501

DISTRIBUTED POLE-ZERO COMPENSATION FOR AN AMPLIFIER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An amplifier comprising:an amplifier input and an amplifier output;
a first amplification stage having an input and an output, the input of the first amplification stage being coupled to the amplifier input;
a second amplification stage having an input and an output, the input of the second amplification stage being coupled to the output of the first amplification stage;
a third amplification stage having an input and an output, the input of the third amplification stage being coupled to the output of the second amplification stage and the output of the third amplification stage being coupled to the amplifier output;
a first feedback capacitor coupled between the amplifier output and at least one of: the input of the second amplification stage and the input of the third amplification stage; and
a compensation network coupled to the amplifier output, the compensation network comprising at least one RC network, wherein the at least one RC network is a plurality of RC networks providing staggered at least one half pole roll off with approximately a forty five degree phase margin per RC network.

US Pat. No. 10,193,500

SUPPLY MODULATOR AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A supply modulator comprising:a supply modulation controller configured to receive a first envelope signal that follows an amplitude of a first RF input signal, to determine supply voltage select periods by dividing the first envelope signal into sections based on time, to generate a first selection control signal and a first connection control signal based on the amplitude of each of the sections, respectively, and to output the first selection control signal and the first connection control signal;
a voltage generator, which comprises a plurality of output terminals configured to respectively output voltages having different levels in each of the supply voltage select periods, and is configured to select, in response to the first selection control signal, at least one of the voltages as a first selection supply voltage and to generate the first selection supply voltage at each of the supply voltage select periods by performing DC-DC conversion on a supply voltage input from a power supply; and
a switch unit configured to connect one of the plurality of output terminals, through which the first selection supply voltage is output to a first power amplifier, in response to the first connection control signal, for a time duration of one of the supply voltage select periods,
wherein the supply modulation controller is further configured to set the time duration of each of the supply voltage select periods and a change in an amount of the first selection supply voltage provided in each of the supply voltage select periods in such a way that at least one of the time duration of the supply voltage select periods and the change in the amount of the first selection supply voltage provided in each of the supply voltage select periods is changed in response to a change of a frequency bandwidth of the first RF input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,499

MULTIPHASE POWER SUPPLY HAVING SINGLE COMPARATOR

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A multiphase power supply, comprising:a multiphase converter comprising first and second converters having differing operating phases, each of the first and second converters configured to convert input power into driving power based on a corresponding duty control signal of duty control signals and transmit the driving power to a power amplifier;
a detector configured to detect a voltage based on the driving power; and
a duty controller configured to compare an error voltage between an envelope signal of an input signal input into the power amplifier and the detected voltage and sawtooth wave signals having different phases from each other to generate the duty control signals,
wherein the duty controller compares the error voltage and the sawtooth wave signals with each other using a single comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,498

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BOOSTING THE SUPPLY OF POWER AMPLIFIER

1. A system for boosting the power supply of a RF power amplifier in high peak to average power ratio applications, wherein the power amplifier is coupled to receive and amplify a digital data stream of a baseband signal, which is supplied as an RF input signal to the power amplifier to generate an RF output signal, the system comprising:a. a first circuit for controlling a boost event in open-loop with the digital data stream, wherein a timing of the boost event can be adjusted according to delays in the digital data stream; and
b. a second circuit for adjusting the timing of the boost event in such a way that the signal which controls the second circuit is a result of a comparison between a digital representation of the RF input signal and/or a digital representation of the power supply, and the digital baseband signal, wherein the comparison represents a substantial matching of the delays in the paths of the RF input signal and the power supply; and
wherein the boost event is delivered through a plurality of capacitors configured as a charge-pump, and a shape of the boost is generated by capacitive coupling from a single DC voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,193,497

ENHANCED BROADBAND OPERATION OF AN ACTIVE MIXER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:an active mixer configured to convert between radio frequency signals and intermediate frequency signals based at least in part on an alternating current local oscillator signal, wherein a direct current generated within the active mixer is dependent in part on a bias voltage and the alternating current local oscillator signal; and
a mixer biasing circuit configured to generate the bias voltage for the active mixer, a magnitude of the bias voltage depending at least in part on an amplitude of the alternating current local oscillator signal, the mixer biasing circuit comprising a feedback loop configured to inversely control the magnitude of the bias voltage with respect to the amplitude of the alternating current local oscillator signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,496

PHOTOVOLTAIC COMBINER BOX MONITORING SYSTEM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A photovoltaic combiner box monitoring system, comprising a current sampling circuit, a microprocessor and a communication circuit, whereinthe current sampling circuit is connected with the microprocessor, and configured to sample at least one channel of current signals and input the sampled currents to the microprocessor, the current sampling circuit comprises at least one sampling branch, and each sampling branch comprises a connector and a line selector; the connector is connected with the line selector, and configured to sample a plurality of channels of current signals and input each channel of current signals to one of current input ports of the line selector by means of a port of the connector; and the line selector is connected with the microprocessor, and configured to output current signals that are inputted to respective current input ports of the line selector to the microprocessor in time division manner according to control signals output from the microprocessor; and
the microprocessor is connected with the communication circuit, and configured to send the current signals sampled by the current sampling circuit via the communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,495

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX AND DIODE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A photovoltaic junction box, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing; and
a diode mounted on two adjacent contacts, each diode having a body and a pair of first pins separated from each other and projecting outward from a side portion of the body, each first pin having a soldering end portion at an end opposite the body that is soldered on a first contact of the two adjacent contacts, and a connection piece connecting the soldering end portions of the pair of first pins, the pair of first pins are only physically connected by the connection piece, the connection piece having a first soldering surface soldered directly on a surface of the first contact and the pair of first pins together having a second soldering surface soldered directly on the surface of the first contact.

US Pat. No. 10,193,494

VEHICLE GLASS ROOF SYSTEMS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A glass roof system, comprising:a first glass layer;
a second glass layer;
a photovoltaic module;
a switching film powered by the photovoltaic module, wherein the switching film is positioned between the first glass layer and the second glass layer and is positioned axially between a first solar cell and a second solar cell of the photovoltaic module; and
a control module configured to selectively control the switching film based on a passenger cabin temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,193,493

MULTI-SURFACE SOLAR CELL PACKAGING FOR SELF-POWERED ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

20. A method, comprising:collecting solar energy from a first solar cell mounted on a bendable substrate over a first surface of an electronic device, the bendable substrate to physically mount to the first surface;
collecting solar energy from a second solar cell mounted on the bendable substrate over a second surface of the electronic device, the bendable substrate to physically mount to the second surface; and
transferring the solar energy from the first and second solar cells via the bendable substrate to an electrical contact of the first surface of the electronic device, wherein the second surface of the electronic device lacks an electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 10,193,491

ROOFTOP HEAT REFLECTOR SYSTEM

1. A reflector system for reflecting solar radiation away from a roof, said system comprising:a plurality of brackets, wherein each of said plurality of brackets has a first end, a second end, and a first length that extends between said first end and said second end, wherein said second end of each of said plurality of brackets contacts said roof causing said first end of each of said plurality of brackets to extend away from said roof by said first length;
a plurality of flags, wherein each of said plurality of flags has a base, a second length, and exterior surfaces along said second length that are reflective to solar radiation, wherein said second length of each of said plurality of flags is longer than said first length of each of said plurality of brackets;
a common ribbon having a top edge and a bottom edge, wherein said base of each of said plurality of flags are coupled to said ribbon so that said second length of each of said plurality of flags hang away from said bottom edge of said ribbon;
wherein said ribbon attaches to said first end of each of said plurality of brackets therein supporting said ribbon away from said roof, wherein said plurality of flags hang from said ribbon and are suspended between said ribbon and said roof.

US Pat. No. 10,193,490

MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A motor drive device comprising:an electric motor;
a speed reducer configured to reduce a speed of rotation of the electric motor and transmit so reduced rotation to a wheel;
a lubricating oil supply mechanism configured to supply a lubricating oil to the speed reducer; and
a control device configured to control the electric motor, wherein
a lubricating oil temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the lubricating oil is provided in a lubricating oil passage in the speed reducer, a coil temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of a motor coil is provided in a stator of the electric motor, and a rotation speed detection sensor configured to detect a rotation speed of the electric motor is provided, and
the control device includes
an abnormality detector configured to detect an abnormality in the lubricating oil temperature sensor, and
a lubricating oil temperature estimator configured to estimate the temperature of the lubricating oil on the basis of a determined relationship using the temperature detected by the coil temperature sensor and the rotation speed detected by the rotation speed detection sensor, when the abnormality detector detects the abnormality in the lubricating oil temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,489

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACOUSTIC SIGNAL GENERATION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A motor drive system for controlling operation of a multi-phase electric machine, comprising:an inverter including a plurality of paired power transistors that are electrically connected to the electric machine, wherein the inverter is electrically connected to a DC power source via a high-voltage electrical power bus; and
a motor controller including a first controller and an acoustic signal generator, wherein the first controller is disposed to control the paired power transistors of the inverter to effect operation of the multi-phase electric machine;
wherein the first controller is disposed to determine an initial output voltage based upon a torque command;
wherein the acoustic signal generator is disposed to generate a sound injection voltage, including a sound pattern generator that is disposed to generate an instantaneous audio signal and a rotational transformation element that is disposed to generate the sound injection voltage based upon the instantaneous audio signal, and wherein the instantaneous audio signal is adjusted by a first gain factor associated with a torque-based gain derating and a second gain factor associated with a speed-based gain derating;
wherein the motor controller is disposed to combine the initial output voltage and the sound injection voltage; and
wherein the motor controller is disposed to generate commands to control the paired power transistors of the inverter, wherein the commands are determined based upon the initial output voltage and the sound injection voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,193,488

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING CONDUCTED ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. An electromagnetic interference (EMI) filter system for a twin motor system that includes a first drive circuit having a first direct current (DC) link with a capacitor having a capacitance less than 10 ?F and a first inverter for driving a first motor, and a second drive circuit having a second DC link coupled to the first DC link and including a capacitor having a capacitance between about 200 ?F and 1000 ?F and a second inverter for driving a second motor; said EMI filter system comprising:a line-side filter configured to filter input power for transmission to the first DC link and the second DC link, said line-side filter comprising:
an input comprising a first input terminal and a second input terminal;
an output comprising a first output terminal and a second output terminal, wherein a first conductive path is defined between the first input terminal and the first output terminal, and a second conductive path is defined between the second input terminal and the second output terminal;
a first choke device coupled across the first and second conductive paths;
a first Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the first conductive path downstream from said first choke device; and
a second Y capacitor including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the second conductive path downstream from said first choke device; and
a load-side filter comprising a second choke device coupled between the second inverter and the second motor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,486

PARALLELED MULTIPHASE INVERTER CONTROL FOR ELECTRIC MACHINE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:controlling a first inverter and a second inverter, the first inverter having a first plurality of switch pairs and the second inverter having a second plurality of switch pairs, wherein the first plurality of switch pairs and the second plurality of switch pairs are operated in a pulse width modulation sequence to produce a plurality of outputs;
pairing output of each switch pair of the first inverter with output of a respective switch pair of the second inverter to produce a plurality of paired outputs that are each associated with one phase to supply multiphase power;
measuring current for the switch pairs of each paired output using a current sensor shared by the switch pairs of the respective paired output; and
controlling operation of switches for each paired output to be about 180 degrees out of phase and with equal duty cycle based on the measured current for each paired output.

US Pat. No. 10,193,485

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MOTORS

1. A short pitched switched reluctance motor control apparatus for controlling current in a first phase winding and a second phase winding of a short pitched switched reluctance motor, wherein the apparatus comprises:a first voltage provider configured to be coupled to the first phase winding and operable to selectively apply voltage to the first phase winding to drive current in the first phase winding in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction;
a second voltage provider configured to be coupled to the second phase winding and operable to selectively apply voltage to the second phase winding to drive current in the second phase winding in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and
a controller configured to control the first voltage provider and the second voltage provider to control the timing of the currents in the first phase winding and the second phase winding to drive the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,484

CONTROLLED MOTION SYSTEM

Rockwell Automation, Inc....

1. A controlled motion system comprising:a first track section;
a second track section;
a plurality of movers movable along the first and second track sections; and
a control system coupled to the first and second track sections, and configured to control movement of the plurality of movers together and not independently on the first track section and independently on the second track section;
wherein the first and second track sections comprise a plurality of linear motor circuits configured to drive movement of the movers under the control of the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,483

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE CYCLIC DIGITAL TRANSMISSION OF A POSITION VALUE OF A MOVING OBJECT WITH INERTIAL MASS

1. A method for closed-loop control of a drive, comprising:recurrently detecting a position value over time; and
transmitting associated information to a control device;
wherein the position value includes at least two values, including a partial-angle value, a fine-angle value, and/or digital values, a first value being denotable with a whole number, and a position-value range being assigned to each number, each position range including a first value being assigned mutually separate sub-ranges of the position range, each of these sub-ranges including a second value denotable as a whole number, the second value being transmitted prior in time to the first value;
wherein:
(i) after a newly detected second value has been transmitted, a model value is determined for the first value from the newly detected and a previously transmitted second value, and the position value determined is used by a control device to determine an updated value of a manipulated variable of the control device; and
(ii) after the newly detected second value has been transmitted, the newly detected first value is transmitted, and the model value determined is compared to the newly detected first value, and an action is carried out if they do not agree,
wherein the action includes communication and/or display of warning information, bringing the drive to rest, and/or transferring the drive into a safe state;
wherein the manipulated variable includes a voltage space vector and/or a stator-voltage space vector of an electric motor of the drive.

US Pat. No. 10,193,482

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE NOISE OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

1. A method for reducing noise of a motor fed by a converter, said method comprising:changing a magnetic flux in the motor for reducing a fundamental oscillation and a harmonic oscillation of the magnetic flux; and
changing a duty cycle and/or a pulse frequency of the converter so as to change a harmonic oscillation of the magnetic flux, wherein the magnetic flux in the motor is changed as a function of a load torque on the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,481

WIND TURBINE PROVIDING GRID SUPPORT

1. A wind turbine for connection to an electrical grid, the wind turbine comprising:a rotor with blades coupled to an electrical generator; and
a controller configured to:
increase, in response to an event, an electrical output power from the wind turbine for a duration of an overproduction period using kinetic energy stored in the rotor thereby decreasing a rotational speed of the rotor, wherein the event indicates a need to increase the electrical output power from the wind turbine to the electrical grid to support the stability of the electrical grid, and
after increasing the electrical output power and before the rotational speed of the rotor reaches a predetermined minimum value, accelerate the rotor for a duration of a recovery period to a previous rotational speed while outputting at least a predetermined minimum electrical power to the electrical grid, wherein the controller is configured to control the wind turbine such that the predetermined minimum electrical power output to the electrical grid during the recovery period is at least 80% of an electrical operating power which was supplied to the electrical grid during a normal operation period prior to the overproduction period.

US Pat. No. 10,193,464

DC-DC CONVERTER

Schmidhauser AG, Romansh...

1. A DC-DC converter, comprising:an output terminal, wherein the output terminal comprises a first output terminal pin and a second output terminal pin;
a number of rectifier elements;
a voltage limiting unit comprising an electrical energy store, wherein the voltage limiting unit is designed to limit voltages across the rectifier elements;
a clocked energy regulator unit which is designed to regulate at a setpoint value energy which is stored in the electrical energy store;
a transformer comprising at least one secondary winding, the at least one secondary winding including a first secondary winding and a second secondary winding and the rectifier elements being designed to rectify voltages across the first secondary winding and the second secondary winding; and
an inductive component,
wherein
the rectifier elements are diodes or transistors,
a first terminal of the first secondary winding and a first terminal of the second secondary winding are electrically connected to the second output terminal pin,
the first rectifier element and the inductive component are looped in between a second terminal of the first secondary winding and the first output terminal pin,
the second rectifier element is looped in between a second terminal of the second secondary winding and a connecting node of the first rectifier element and of the inductive component,
the voltage limiting unit comprises a first diode and a second diode,
the electrical energy store is a capacitor,
the anode of the first diode and the anode of the second diode are electrically connected to a first terminal of the capacitor,
the cathode of the first diode is electrically connected to the second terminal of the first secondary winding,
the cathode of the second diode is electrically connected to the second terminal of the second secondary winding, and
a second terminal of the capacitor is electrically connected to a connecting node of the first rectifier element, of the second rectifier element and of the inductive component,
the energy regulator unit comprises a DC chopper which is designed to transmit energy which is stored in the electrical energy store in the direction of the output terminal, a decoupling diode and a charge transfer capacitor,
the cathode of the decoupling diode is electrically connected to the anode of the first diode and to the anode of the second diode,
a first terminal of the charge transfer capacitor is electrically connected to the anode of the decoupling diode,
a second terminal of the charge transfer capacitor is electrically connected to the second output terminal pin,
a first input terminal pin of the DC chopper is electrically connected to the anode of the decoupling diode, and
a second input terminal pin of the DC chopper is electrically connected to the first terminal of the first secondary winding, to the first terminal of the second secondary winding and to the second output terminal pin.

US Pat. No. 10,193,398

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER AND RECEIVE METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A wireless power transmitter for transferring power to a wireless power receiver in a wireless manner, the wireless power transmitter comprising:a power transmission control unit configured to detect the wireless power receiver; and
a power conversion unit configured to transfer the power to the wireless power receiver;
wherein the wireless power transmitter is configured to:
receive at least one of an identification packet or a configuration packet transmitted in a first mode from the wireless power receiver;
determine, based on the configuration packet, whether or not the wireless power receiver supports a second mode different from the first mode; and
communicate with the wireless power receiver in at least one of the first mode or the second mode when the wireless power receiver supports the second mode,
wherein the first mode is used for communication between one wireless power transmitter and one wireless power receiver, and the second mode is used for communication between one wireless power transmitter and a plurality of wireless power receivers, and
wherein the configuration packet comprises operation mode information indicating a communication execution mode supported by the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,193,202

SWITCH FOR SWITCHABLE ATTENUATOR AND HIGH FREQUENCY SWITCHABLE ATTENUATOR

13. An attenuation stage of a switchable attenuator, comprising at least two switches, wherein each of the switches comprises:a first strip conductor and a second strip conductor arranged orthogonally in a first plane;
a first switching conductor configured in an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane;
a switching actuator mechanically connected to the first switching conductor, and configured to move vertically, relative to the first plane, to a first position and to a second position;
a third strip conductor arranged orthogonally to the first strip conductor and opposite to the second strip conductor relative to the first strip conductor in the first plane; and
a second switching conductor configured in an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane; and
wherein the switching actuator is mechanically connected to the second switching conductor,
wherein the switching actuator is configured whereby, in the first position, the first strip conductor is in contact with the first switching conductor, the second strip conductor is in contact with the first switching conductor, and the first strip conductor and the third strip conductor are not in contact with the second switching conductor, and
wherein the switching actuator is configured whereby, in the second position, the first strip conductor and the second strip conductor are not in contact with the first switching conductor, the first strip conductor is in contact with the second switching conductor, and the third strip conductor is in contact with the second switching conductor; and
wherein the second strip conductor of a first of the at least two switches is connected to a first terminal of an electrical element,
wherein the second strip conductor of a second of the at least two switches is connected to a second terminal of the electrical element,
wherein the third strip conductor of the first switch is connected to the third strip conductor of the second switch,
wherein the first strip conductor of the first switch forms an input terminal of the attenuation stage, and
wherein the first strip conductor of the second switch forms an output terminal of the attenuation stage.

US Pat. No. 10,192,981

SWITCHING DEVICE WITH CHARGE DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE

POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC.,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate;
a first active layer disposed over the substrate;
a second active layer disposed on the first active layer such that a lateral conductive channel arises between the first active layer and the second active layer;
a source, gate and drain contacts disposed over the second active layer; and
a conductive charge distribution structure disposed over the second active layer between the gate and drain contacts, said conductive charge distribution structure being coupled only capacitively to the gate contact, said conductive charge distribution structure including a plurality of components of said conductive charge distribution structure, a first charge distribution structure component of said conductive charge distribution structure being only capacitively coupled to the gate contact and a second charge distribution structure component of said conductive charge distribution structure being only capacitively coupled to the first charge distribution structure component, each of the first and second charge distribution structure components including a first elongate member formed in a first portion and a second elongate member formed in a second portion such that each of the first and second charge distribution structure components of the capacitively-coupled charge distribution structure matches its potential with that of corresponding portion of the lateral conductive channel beneath the first and second charge distribution structure components, respectively;
wherein the length of the lateral conductive channel is less than twenty five microns.

US Pat. No. 10,192,958

CELLULAR LAYOUT FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A system, comprising:a rectangular semiconductor device cell disposed at a surface of a silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor layer, wherein the semiconductor device cell comprises:
a drift region having a first conductivity type;
a well region having a second conductivity type disposed adjacent to the drift region;
a source region having the first conductivity type disposed adjacent to the well region and surrounded by the well region;
a rectangular channel region having the second conductivity type disposed around and adjacent to the source region and proximal to the surface;
a body contact region having the second conductivity type disposed over a portion of the well region, wherein the body contact region is disposed substantially in the center of a plane of the source region defined by the surface; and
a segmented source and body contact (SSBC) disposed over a portion of the surface, wherein the SSBC comprises:
a body contact portion disposed over the body contact region substantially in the center of the semiconductor device cell; and
at least one source contact portion disposed adjacent to the body contact region and over a portion of the source region, wherein the at least one source contact portion does not completely surround the body contact portion of the SSBC, wherein the semiconductor device cell includes only one SSBC.

US Pat. No. 10,192,842

PACKAGE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETER SENSORS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PACKAGE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETER SENSORS

ams International AG, Ra...

1. A method of manufacturing a sensor package comprising:providing an integrated circuit chip which carries at least one sensor element on a first surface;
bonding the first surface of the integrated circuit chip to a first surface of an intermediate carrier using an adhesive, the intermediate carrier comprising solder bond pads on a second surface of the intermediate carrier opposite the first surface; and
soldering the solder bond pads to tracks of a circuit board,
wherein the intermediate carrier has an opening beneath the at least one sensor element, the opening extending through the intermediate carrier,
wherein the at least one sensor element is exposed to the environment through the opening,
wherein the bonding comprises bonding the bumps to the first surface of the intermediate carrier,
wherein the adhesive is an anisotropic conductive glue,
wherein the use of soldering is avoided by the adhesive bonding of the integrated circuit chip,
wherein the sensor package comprises a shield formed by the intermediate carrier, the shield configured and arranged to protect a sensor area of the at least one sensor element from pollution during the soldering when the sensor package is soldered to the circuit board, and
wherein the outer shape defined by the outer edge of the intermediate carrier is within 0.5 mm of the outer edge of the shape of the chip and/or is within 0.4 mm and/or is within 0.3 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,192,807

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE, FLOW PATH MEMBER, AND POWER-SEMICONDUCTOR-MODULE STRUCTURE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power semiconductor module comprising:a metal base plate including a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a multi-layer substrate including a third surface and a fourth surface opposite to the third surface, the fourth surface being joined to the first surface;
a semiconductor element mounted on the third surface;
a resin case disposed on the first surface of the metal base plate, the resin case surrounding the multi-layer substrate and the semiconductor element; and
a cooling case including
a bottom wall,
a side wall formed around the bottom wall and having one end of the side wall being joined to the second surface of the metal base plate to form a space enclosed by the metal base plate, the bottom wall, and the side wall for circulating a coolant,
an inlet portion having an inlet opening for introducing the coolant to the cooling case and an outlet portion having an outlet opening for discharging the coolant from the cooling case, the inlet portion and the outlet portion being connected to either the bottom wall or the side wall and disposed along a peripheral edge of the second surface of the metal base plate,
a first flange disposed at an inlet opening side of the inlet portion and having a main surface opposite to the inlet portion, the main surface of the first flange being parallel to a first surface of the metal base plate, and
a second flange disposed at an outlet opening side of the outlet portion and having a main surface opposite to the outlet portion, the main surface of the second flange being parallel to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,192,738

METHODS OF PRODUCING SEED CRYSTAL SUBSTRATES AND GROUP 13 ELEMENT NITRIDE CRYSTALS, AND SEED CRYSTAL SUBSTRATES

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Na...

1. A method of producing a seed crystal substrate, the method comprising the steps of:providing a seed crystal layer comprising a nitride of a group 13 element on a supporting body; and
irradiating a laser light from a side of said supporting body to provide an altered portion along an interface between said supporting body and said seed crystal layer, said altered portion comprising said nitride of said group 13 element and comprising a portion with dislocation defects introduced therein or an amorphous portion,
wherein the laser light is irradiated at an optical energy such that voids are not generated along the interface between the supporting body and seed crystal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,735

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORAT...

1. A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device comprising:(a) generating hydrogen radicals and oxygen radicals by plasma excitation of a mixed gas of hydrogen gas and oxygen gas or a mixed gas of hydrogen gas and oxygen-containing gas, and oxidizing a silicon surface of a substrate on which the silicon surface and a metal surface are exposed by exposing the surface of the substrate to the hydrogen radicals and the oxygen radicals to obtain the substrate on which the metal surface and an oxidized silicon surface are formed; and
(b) after performing (a), continuing the generation of the hydrogen radicals and stopping the generation of the oxygen radicals, by plasma excitation of hydrogen gas without oxygen gas and oxygen-containing gas, and exposing the surface of the substrate to a reducing atmosphere created with the hydrogen radicals,
wherein the oxygen radicals generated in (a) is remained in (b) in a space where the substrate is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,192,727

ELECTRODYNAMIC MASS ANALYSIS

Varian Semiconductor Equi...

1. An electrodynamic mass analysis system, comprising:an ion source;
an electrode assembly to extract a pulse of ions from the ion source; and
a deflector to receive the pulse of ions after the ions travel a predetermined distance from the electrode assembly, the deflector comprising two curved electrodes disposed on opposite sides of a path of the ions;
a plate having a resolving aperture disposed at an output end of the deflector;
wherein the deflector deflects the ions in accordance with an arrival time, such that only ions arriving during a predetermined time interval are guided through the deflector, and exit the deflector through the resolving aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,192,717

CONDITIONING REMOTE PLASMA SOURCE FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE HAVING REPEATABLE ETCH AND DEPOSITION RATES

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

10. The method of claim 9, wherein the passivation time of the interior wall surface of the remote plasma source and the processing time for performing a series of processes on N number of substrates are at a ratio of about 1:5 to about 1:30.

US Pat. No. 10,192,703

BYPASS SWITCH COMPRISING A PLUNGER, A FIRST CONTACT DEVICE AND A SECOND CONTACT DEVICE

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A bypass switch for providing a bypass path between a first terminal and a second terminal, the bypass switch comprising:a first contact device;
a second contact device; and
a plunger being moveable from an initial state, via a first state, to a second state, wherein in the initial state the first terminal and second terminal are conductively separated; in the first state a movement of the plunger causes the first contact device to close a first conductive connection between the first terminal and the second terminal; and in the second state the plunger mechanically forces the second contact device to close a second conductive connection between the first terminal and the second terminal, AND
wherein the plunger comprises a front section and a back section, wherein the front section is detachably connected to the back section, and wherein, in the first state, it is the back section which causes the first contact device to close the first conductive connection.

US Pat. No. 10,192,686

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:a capacitor body including a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween and having first and second surfaces opposing each other, third and fourth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces and opposing each other, and fifth and sixth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces, connected to the third and fourth surfaces, and opposing each other, one ends of the first and second internal electrodes being exposed through the third and fourth surfaces, respectively;
first and second external electrodes including, respectively, first and second band portions disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body to be spaced apart from each other and first and second connected portions, respectively extending from the first and second band portions to the third and fourth surfaces of the capacitor body;
first and second connection terminals formed of insulators and disposed on the first and second band portions, respectively; and
first and second insulating portions disposed on at least some circumferential surfaces of the first and second connection terminals, respectively,
wherein the first connection terminal includes a first conductive pattern formed on a surface thereof facing the first band portion, a second conductive pattern formed on a surface thereof opposing the surface on which the first conductive pattern is formed, a first cut portion formed in some circumferential surfaces thereof connecting the first and second conductive patterns to each other, and a first connection pattern formed on the first cut portion to electrically connect the first and second conductive patterns to each other, and
the second connection terminal includes a third conductive pattern formed on a surface thereof facing the second band portion, a fourth conductive pattern formed on a surface thereof opposing the surface on which the third conductive pattern is formed, a second cut portion formed in some circumferential surfaces thereof connecting the third and fourth conductive patterns to each other, and a second connection pattern formed on the second cut portion to electrically connect the third and fourth conductive patterns to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,192,685

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a capacitor body including a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed therein and a dielectric layer interposed therebetween, the capacitor body having a first surface and a second surface opposing each other, a third surface and a fourth surface opposing each other and connected to the first and second surfaces, and a fifth surface and a sixth surface opposing each other and connected to the first to fourth surfaces;
a plurality of external electrodes connected to the plurality of first and second internal electrodes;
an insulating layer disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body;
a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode disposed on the insulating layer and spaced apart from each other in a direction in which the third and fourth surfaces are connected to each other; and
a connecting member electrically connecting the first and second terminal electrodes and the plurality of external electrodes to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,192,684

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a capacitor body including dielectric layers and a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed therein, having the dielectric layers interposed therebetween, and having a first surface and a second surface opposing each other in a first direction, a third surface and a fourth surface connected to the first surface and the second surface and opposing each other in a second direction, and a fifth surface and a sixth surface connected to the first surface and the second surface, connected to the third surface and the fourth surface, and opposing each other in a third direction, the plurality of first and second internal electrodes being exposed through at least the third surface and the fourth surface, respectively;
a first external electrode and a second external electrode including first and second connection portions disposed on the third surface and the fourth surface of the capacitor body and electrically connected to exposed portions of the plurality of first and second internal electrodes, and first and second band portions extending from the first and second connection portions to portions of the first surface and the second surface of the capacitor body and to portions of the fifth surface and the sixth surface of the capacitor body, respectively;
a first conductive resin layer including a first portion covering a portion of the first band portion and disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body, and a second portion extending from the first surface onto one of the surfaces of the capacitor body other than the first surface;
a second conductive resin layer including a third portion covering a portion of the second band portion and disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body, and a fourth portion extending from the first surface onto one of the surfaces of the capacitor body other than the first surface;
an insulating layer disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body; and
a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode disposed to be spaced apart from each other in the second direction, covering portions of the insulating layer disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body, and connected to the first and second external electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,683

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE MULTILAYER CAPACITOR MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer capacitor, comprising:a capacitor body including dielectric layers and a plurality of first internal electrodes and second internal electrodes, the plurality of first internal electrodes and second internal electrodes alternately disposed with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween, the capacitor body further having a first surface and a second surface opposing each other, a third surface and a fourth surface each connected to each of the first surface and the second surface and the third surface and the fourth surface opposing each other, and a fifth surface and a sixth surface each connected to each of the first surface and the second surface, each of the fifth surface and the sixth surface connected to each of the third surface and the fourth surface, and the fifth surface and the sixth surface opposing each other, the first internal electrodes and the second internal electrodes being exposed through at least the third surface and the fourth surface, respectively;
an insulating layer disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body;
a buffer layer at least partially covering the insulating layer;
a first terminal electrode and a second terminal electrode extended from the third surface and the fourth surface of the capacitor body to the buffer layer, respectively, and spaced apart from each other; and
a first external electrode and a second external electrode disposed on the third surface and the fourth surface of the capacitor body, respectively, so that on a same side of the capacitor body at least a portion of at least one of the insulating layer or the buffer layer is arranged between at least one of the first external electrode or the second external electrode and at least one of the first terminal electrode or the second terminal electrode, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,682

COMPOSITE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A composite electronic component comprising:a multilayer capacitor;
an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protecting element; and
first to fourth conductive resin layers,
wherein the multilayer capacitor includes:
a capacitor body including dielectric layers and a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween and having first and second surfaces opposing each other, third and fourth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces and opposing each other, and fifth and sixth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces, connected to the third and fourth surfaces, and opposing each other, each of the first internal electrodes extending from the third surface to the fourth surface and being exposed through the third and fourth surfaces, and each of the second internal electrodes extending from the fifth surface to the sixth surface and being exposed through the fifth and sixth surfaces;
first and second external electrodes extending from the third and fourth surfaces of the capacitor body to portions of the first surface of the capacitor body, respectively, and connected to exposed portions of the first internal electrodes; and
third and fourth external electrodes extending from the fifth and sixth surfaces of the capacitor body to portions of the first surface of the capacitor body, respectively, and connected to exposed portions of the second internal electrodes,
the ESD protecting element includes:
first and second lead electrodes disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body to be connected to the first and second external electrodes, respectively;
a third lead electrode disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body to connect the third and fourth external electrodes to each other, the first and second lead electrodes being spaced apart from the third lead electrode;
a discharge portion disposed on the first surface of the capacitor body and covering the first to third lead electrodes; and
a protective layer disposed to cover the discharge portion, and
the first to fourth conductive resin layers are formed on the first to fourth external electrodes, respectively, and extend to portions of a first surface of the protective layer, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,672

COIL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A coil component, comprising:a substrate; and
a coil pattern disposed on the substrate,
wherein the coil pattern includes a vertical region having a side surface perpendicular with respect to the substrate and a tapered region connected to the vertical region and having a side surface inclined with respect to the substrate,
in a cross section of the coil pattern, a minimum width of the tapered region is less than a minimum width of upper and lower surfaces of the coil pattern,
the vertical region and the tapered region form a trapezoidal shape and are made of the same material, and
wherein a spacing between coil pattern turns is between 0.15 and 0.45 times a width of a cross sectional shape of the coil pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,192,667

ENCLOSURE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

8. A method for installing a transformer:providing an enclosure for electrical equipment, the enclosure including a frame;
coupling a first member to the frame;
coupling the transformer to a first plate;
placing the first plate into the enclosure such that it is at least partially supported by the first member; and
fastening the first plate to the frame by manipulating a fastener that is coupled to the first plate and received through a hole in the frame, wherein fastening the first plate to the frame lifts the first plate from the first member.

US Pat. No. 10,192,656

JOINTED POWER CABLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NKT HV Cables GmbH, Bade...

1. A power cable comprising:a conductive core comprising a conductor including a plurality of sections, and an electrical insulation system enclosing the conductor, and
a sheath enclosing the conductive core,
wherein one of the plurality of sections of the conductor is a first conductor section and another of the plurality of sections of the conductor is a second conductor section, the first conductor section having a first cross-sectional geometry that provides a first ampacity for the first conductor section, and the second conductor section having a second cross-sectional geometry that provides a second ampacity for the second conductor section, wherein the first ampacity is higher than the second ampacity,
wherein the plurality of sections are thermally joined, and wherein the electrical insulation system extends continually from the first conductor section to the second conductor section of the conductor,
wherein the first conductor section comprises a plurality of strands and wherein the first cross-sectional geometry is a first strand configuration, and wherein the second conductor section comprises a plurality of strands and wherein the second cross-sectional geometry is a second strand configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,192,645

TOOL FOR DELIVERY OF TESTING ELEMENT TO A LIMITED ACCESS LOCATION WITHIN A NUCLEAR CONTAINMENT

Westinghouse Electric Com...

1. An elongated tool for delivering a testing element of a testing apparatus to a limited access location within a nuclear containment, the testing apparatus further having a connecter and having a cable extending between the testing element and the connecter, the tool comprising:a frame apparatus comprising an elongated first frame portion and an elongated second frame portion;
a pivot apparatus disposed between the first and second frame portions and being structured to permit one of the first frame portion and the second frame portion to be pivotable with respect to the other of the first frame portion and the second frame portion;
a rotation apparatus disposed between the first and second frame portions and connected with the pivot apparatus, the rotation apparatus being structured to permit at least one of the first frame portion and the second frame portion to be rotatable about its axis of elongation with respect to the other of the first frame portion and the second frame portion;
the rotation apparatus comprising a connection element having an axis of rotation and being rotatably coupled to the at least one of the first frame portion and the second frame portion and being situated adjacent the pivot apparatus, the connection element having an aperture formed generally centrally therein that is structured to receive the cable therein, the aperture being of an annular shape that extends about the axis of rotation along at least one-half the circumference of the connection element;
wherein the connection element additionally has an access massage formed therein that extends along a portion of its circumference and that is in communication with the aperture and which provides access between the aperture and the exterior of the connection element; and
wherein the rotation apparatus further comprises a removable plug element received in the access passage, the plug element having a surface portion that is of an arcuate shape and that is a part of an arcuate ulterior surface of the connection element that is disposed adjacent the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,192,637

SPECIMEN ANALYZER AND SPECIMEN ANALYSIS METHOD

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Kobe...

1. A specimen analyzer comprising:one or more detectors that measure target components in a specimen collected from a subject;
a printer that prints on a print sheet;
a display that displays an operation screen; and
a processor programmed to: cause the printer to print a result of the measurement by the one or more detectors, and cause the display to display only information other than the result of the measurement, wherein
the processor is programmed to cause the printer to print the result of the measurement by the one or more detectors and to cause the display to display only information other than the result of the measurement, so as to prevent erroneous recognition of the result of the measurement due to causing the display to display the result of the measurement,
the display has a size that reduces recognition of the result of the measurement, and
the processor is programed to cause the printer to print the result of the measurement and to cause the display having the size, to display only information other than the result of the measurement such that recognition of the printed result of the measurement is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,192,589

COMPACT TOOL-LESS HARD DRIVE DISK CARRIER

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A computing device, comprising:at least one drive slot, the at least one drive slot comprising at least one connector for engaging a corresponding hard disk drive, and a first locking element; and
a hard drive carrier for removable insertion into the at least one drive slot, the hard drive carrier comprising:
a bracket for securing the hard disk drive in a receiving space and having a second locking element extending therefrom and configured to receive the first locking element of the at least one drive slot and configured to restrict the removable hard drive carrier to vertical motion when the second locking element engages with the first locking element, the second locking element having a U-shaped hook to engage with the first locking element,
an enclosure slidably attached to the bracket, and
a handle having a first end mechanically attached to one end of the bracket, pivotally attached to the enclosure, and configured to alternate between a loading position and a locked position, the U-shaped hook located on a second end of the handle, wherein the second locking element engages with the first locking element when the handle is in the loading position and the bracket moves relative to the enclosure to secure the hard disk drive in the bracket and connect the connector of a hard disk drive to the at least one connector located at the at least one drive slot when the handle transitions from the loading position to the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,192,532

TELESCOPING MUSICAL DRUM

18. A telescoping musical drum, comprising:at least two truncated, conical annular bodies, which can be extended into overlapping end-to-end positions, wherein the open-locking mechanism is accomplished via the increasingly tight friction fit created by extending such concentric conical bodies, working in combination with a ridge or ridges surrounding the lower or upper inner or outer edge of each of said annular bodies that may fit into a groove surrounding the corresponding lower inner or upper outer edge of said adjacent annular body.

US Pat. No. 10,192,340

MULTIPLE PARTICIPANT VIRTUAL REALITY ATTRACTION

Unchartedvr Inc., San Ra...

1. A grid-based virtual reality (VR) attraction system, comprising:a grid aligned stage kit that corresponds to a plurality of stage plans associated with plurality of VR representations, said grid aligned stage kit comprising:
fixed accessories;
moveable accessories;
a stage comprising a platform having a pattern of markings along at least two dimensions, wherein said stage is configured with accessory mounts arranged on said platform, for affixing said fixed stage accessories to said platform, and wherein said pattern identifies coordinates corresponding to a location of said accessory mounts; and
a plurality of stage sections that are configured to be interconnected according to said pattern to form said platform, wherein said platform is configurable according to said plurality of stage plans comprising at least A×B and C×D, wherein A, B, C, and D are different from each other;
a motion tracking system, configured to track VR participants on said stage, and to generate corresponding identity, location, and/or orientation information corresponding to each of said VR participants; and
a VR simulation engine, coupled to said motion tracking system, configured to receive said identity, location, and/or orientation information, and configured to generate said plurality of VR representations to simulate a virtual environment corresponding to said each of said VR participants, said virtual environment comprising virtually represented objects whose locations and orientations correspond to locations and orientations said fixed and moveable accessories that are arranged according to a corresponding stage plan.

US Pat. No. 10,192,138

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING DATA DENSITY IN LARGE DATASETS

INSCAPE DATA, INC., Irvi...

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors;
one or more non-transitory machine-readable storage media containing instructions which when executed on the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
obtaining a plurality of reference video data points;
determining a length of a first vector from an origin point to a reference video data point of the plurality of reference video data points;
obtaining an unknown video data point associated with video content being presented by a display;
determining a length of a second vector from the origin point to the unknown video data point;
projecting a plurality of vectors from the origin point;
determining a number of the plurality of vectors between the reference video data point and the unknown video data point;
estimating an angle between the first vector and the second vector, wherein the angle is estimated using the number of the plurality of vectors;
determining a distance between the reference video data point and the unknown video data point, wherein the distance is determined using the estimated angle and the determined lengths of the first vector and the second vector;
identifying one or more candidate video data points from the plurality of reference video data points, wherein a candidate video data point is a candidate for matching the unknown video data point, and wherein the one or more candidate video data points are determined based on determined distances between one or more reference video data points and the unknown video data point; and
identifying the video content being presented by the display, wherein the video content being presented by the display is identified by comparing the unknown video data point with the one or more candidate video data points.

US Pat. No. 10,192,127

SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION TUNING

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for dynamically tuning optical character recognition processes, the system comprising:a memory device; and
a processing device operatively coupled to the memory device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute computer-readable program code to:
receive an image of a resource document comprising image coordinates associated with the resource document;
apply a general optical character recognition process to the image of the resource document to identify a resource document source or a resource document type;
identify an expected image coordinate area of the image of the resource document associated with a data field of the resource document;
apply a data field-specific optical character recognition process to the expected image coordinate area of the image of the resource document;
determine that the data field is missing from the expected image coordinate area of the image of the resource document;
in response to determining that the data field is missing, cause a user interface of a computing device to display the image of the resource document;
receive, from the user interface of the computing device, a user input associated with an updated expected image coordinate area for the data field;
apply the data field-specific optical character recognition process to the updated expected image coordinate area for the data field within the image of the resource document to extract a value of the data field;
replace the expected image coordinate area in a database with the updated expected image coordinate area; and
associate the stored updated expected image coordinate area for the data field with the identified resource document source or the resource document type.

US Pat. No. 10,192,117

GRAPH-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR VIDEO OBJECT SEGMENTATION AND EXTRACTION IN FEATURE SPACE

KODAK ALARIS INC., Roche...

1. A method for graph-based spatiotemporal video segmentation and automatic target object extraction in high-dimensional feature space, comprising:a) automatically analyzing an entire volumetric video sequence;
b) constructing a high-dimensional feature space that includes color, motion, time, and location information so that pixels in the entire volumetric video sequence are reorganized according to their unique and distinguishable feature vectors;
c) creating a graph model that fuses appearance, spatial, and temporal information of all pixels of the video sequence in the high-dimensional feature space, wherein the graph model represents each pixel as a graph node, and two pixels are connected by an edge based on similarity criteria;
d) grouping pixels in the graph model that are inherently similar and assign the same labels to them to form semantic spatiotemporal key segments; and
e) using the semantic spatiotemporal key segments as an input to an initial background/foreground model combined with a graph cut algorithm to label at least one target object.

US Pat. No. 10,192,114

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING A VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT FROM AN IMAGE

BLINKER, INC., Denver, C...

1. A mobile apparatus, comprising:an image sensor configured to capture an optical image of a vehicle license plate;
a license plate detector configured to:
identify and crop, by a processor, one or more object images from the optical image, each of said one or more object images comprising a candidate vehicle, license plate image,
score, by the processor, each of the cropped one or more object images by:
detecting a plurality of alphanumeric characters in the respective cropped object image,
providing a rectangular fitting around the detected plurality of alphanumeric characters,
computing a score based on the rectangular fitting around the detected plurality of characters and a position of at least one of the plurality of characters relative to a position of another one of the plurality of characters, and
based on the computed score, recover information from the candidate vehicle license plate image; and
an interface configured to transmit the recovered information to a remote computing apparatus that is configured to receive a vehicle history report corresponding to the vehicle license plate image in response to the transmission of the recovered information.

US Pat. No. 10,192,107

OBJECT DETECTION METHOD AND OBJECT DETECTION APPARATUS

BEIJING KUANGSHI TECHNOLO...

1. An object detection method comprising:mapping at least one image frame in an image sequence into a three dimensional physical space, to obtain three dimensional coordinates of each pixel in the at least one image frame;
extracting a foreground region in the at least one image frame;
segmenting the foreground region into a set of blobs;
detecting, for each blob in the set of blobs, an object in the blob through a neural network based on the three dimensional coordinates of at least one predetermined reference point in the blob to obtain an object detection result; and
matching the object detection results of at least two image frames to obtain an object tracking result;
wherein matching of the object detection results of the at least two image frames comprises:
extracting feature information of each object detected in each image frame of the at least two image frames, wherein the feature information comprises at least one of location information, appearance information, and texture information of the object;
for each object in an image frame of the at least two image frames, assigning a plurality of weights to a plurality of links between the object and each object in other image frames of the at least two image frames respectively based on the feature information, wherein each of the weights indicates a probability of the object being matched with each object in the other image frames; and
matching the at least two image frames in the image sequence based on the weights to obtain the object tracking result;
calculating Euclidean distances between the object and each object in other image frames of the at least two image frames; and
assigning the weights to the links between the object and each object in other image frames of the at least two image frames respectively based on the Euclidean distances;
wherein the smaller the Euclidean distance is, the larger the weight assigned to the link is.

US Pat. No. 10,192,105

SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE ADAPTED SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSIFICATION METHOD

King Fahd University of P...

1. A computer-implemented method of recognizing sign language, the method comprising:detecting, via circuitry, one or more interest points in an extracted sign language feature, wherein the one or more interest points are localized in space and time in each of a plurality of images acquired from a plurality of frames of a sign language video including the extracted sign language feature, wherein the images include 33 sign primitive postures;
applying a digital filter to determine one or more extrema of a central region of the one or more interest points;
associating one or more features with each interest point of the one or more interest points using a neighboring pixel function;
clustering, via the circuitry, a group of extracted sign language features from the plurality of images based on a similarity between the extracted sign language features according to the associating;
representing each image of the plurality of images by a histogram of visual words corresponding to the respective image to generate a code book;
training, via the circuitry, a classifier based on labels assigned to the plurality of images to classify with a Support Vector Machine each extracted sign language feature using the code book;
detecting, via the circuitry, a posture in each frame of the plurality of frames of the sign language video using the trained classifier;
constructing, via the circuitry, a sign gesture based on the detected postures, and
identifying text words that correspond with the sign gesture and presenting the text on a display to ease communication between deaf people and non-deaf people.

US Pat. No. 10,192,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING A USER BASED ON CAPTURED IMAGE DATA

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for authenticating a user of a computing device, the system comprising:one or more memory devices storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
provide, to the computing device, an indication of a prescribed authentication parameter configured to be displayed to the user via the computing device, the prescribed authentication parameter comprising an indication of a gesture to be performed by the user, the gesture comprising presentation of at least an inanimate physical object;
receive image data comprising an image of the user captured using an image sensor of the computing device;
verify an identity of the user based on facial recognition analysis of the received image data;
determine whether the received image data comprises a feature corresponding to the prescribed authentication parameter; and
authenticate the user based at least in part on whether the received image data comprises the feature.

US Pat. No. 10,192,103

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND REMOVING OCCLUSIONS IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE

StereoVision Imaging, Inc...

1. A method for removing an occlusion from a three-dimensional scan of a target subject, the method comprising:receiving the three-dimensional scan that includes a face of the target subject, the three-dimensional scan comprising a plurality of three-dimensional points;
determining that the plurality of three-dimensional points includes a subset plurality of three-dimensional points corresponding to the occlusion, the subset plurality of three-dimensional points corresponding to a subset of the plurality of three-dimensional points; and
removing the subset plurality of three-dimensional points corresponding to the occlusion of the face of the target subject from the three-dimensional scan, wherein removing the subset plurality of three-dimensional points corresponding to the occlusion of the face comprises:
converting the three-dimensional scan to a two-dimensional depth image;
detecting edge points in the two-dimensional depth image;
determining edge points in the three-dimensional scan based on the detected edge points in the two-dimensional scan; and
filtering the edge points in the three-dimensional scan to identify those edge points inside a particular region of the three-dimensional scan associated with the occlusion.

US Pat. No. 10,192,102

CAPTCHA IMAGE SCRAMBLE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:determining, by one or more computing devices, a Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA), the CAPTCHA comprising:
a first static image comprising a single continuous image partitioned into a first number of image sections arranged in a first order, wherein each of the plurality of image sections corresponds to a unique identifier;
a second static image comprising a second number of the image sections of the single image scrambled from the single continuous image into a second order, the second number of image sections being different from the first number of image sections;
a challenge based on content in the single image; and
a correct response based on the content in the single image;
generating, by one or more computing devices, based on the first static image and the first order, web-browser-executable code for converting the second static image to the first static image, wherein the web-browser-executable code is further based at least in part on the unique identifiers corresponding to the plurality of image sections and the second order; and
sending, by one or more computing device, the second static image and the web-browser-executable code to a client device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,100

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFICATION OF PARTICLES IN A FLUID SAMPLE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for classifying particles in water sample, system comprising:an optical detection assembly comprising at least one image acquisition device and corresponding lens with an optical axis, the image acquisition device is configured to acquire images of an image acquisition area perpendicular to the optical axis;
a sample device comprising at least one sample container suitable for holding a water sample in liquid form comprising particles;
a translating arrangement configured to translate said image acquisition area through at least a part of said sample container with an optimal step length between each acquired image, wherein the optimal step length is determined based on a depth of field of the optical detection assembly, and a selected optical resolution;
a controller configured to control said optical detection assembly and said translating arrangement to acquire images of a plurality of image acquisition areas;
an image processor programmed to analyze said acquired images and to determine a set of features for an individual particle captured by said acquired images by creating objects of the individual particle and assigning each of the objects to a corresponding stack of objects comprising different images of the individual particle; and
an artificial intelligent processor programmed to associate said set of features for said individual particle to a particle classification of particles,
wherein said step length between each acquired image is used to determine a distance between the objects in the stacks of objects.

US Pat. No. 10,192,094

ULTRASONIC FINGERPRINT SENSOR PACKAGE, ULTRASONIC FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NANCHANG O-FILM BIO-IDENT...

1. A package of an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor comprising:a substrate comprising a top surface and a plurality of first connecting electrodes formed on the top surface;
a control chip arranged on the substrate and comprising a periphery-stepped upper surface facing away from the substrate, the periphery-stepped upper surface comprising a central upper surface and a peripheral lower surface surrounding and being lower than the central upper surface, the control chip comprising a plurality of second connecting electrodes formed on the central upper surface, a plurality of third connecting electrodes formed on the peripheral lower surface and connected to the second connecting electrodes in a predetermined manner by a redistribution layer technique;
a plurality of bonding wires, wherein the bonding wires are configured to bond the first connecting electrodes to the third connecting electrodes by a wire bonding technique;
an ultrasonic transducer being arranged on the control chip, wherein the transducer, being controlled by the substrate and the control chip, is configured to emit ultrasound and detect the ultrasound reflected back thereto; and
packing material, wherein the packing material is configured to package the substrate, the control chip, the bonding wires, and the ultrasonic transducer as one module.

US Pat. No. 10,192,093

ULTRASONIC FINGERPRINT SENSOR PACKAGE

NANCHANG O-FILM BIO-IDENT...

1. An ultrasonic fingerprint sensor package comprising:a substrate;
a control chip arranged on the substrate;
bonding wires, the control chip connected to the substrate by the bonding wires using a wire bonding technology;
an ultrasonic probe arranged on the control chip and is configured to emit ultrasonic wave and receive ultrasonic wave reflected by an object; and
packaging material covering the substrate, the control chip, and the bonding wires and fixing the ultrasonic probe using a molding technology;
wherein the ultrasonic probe comprises a piezoelectric layer, a plurality of emitters, and a plurality of receiving lines, the piezoelectric layer comprises an array of piezoelectric posts, the emitters are formed on a lower end of the piezoelectric layer and corresponds to the piezoelectric posts, each of the emitters is connected to a corresponding piezoelectric post, the receiving lines are arranged on an upper end of the piezoelectric layer and corresponds to the piezoelectric posts, and each of the receiving lines is connected to a row of the piezoelectric posts;
wherein the emitters comprises an alloy layer on the lower end of the piezoelectric layer and a plurality of metal pads arranged on the lower end of the alloy layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,089

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATION OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for authentication of a consumer product, wherein the method comprises:providing the consumer product, optionally with packaging material associated therewith;
detecting filtered light from an intrinsic portion of the consumer product or packaging material associated therewith using a photodetector of a portable computing device to produce at least one single-color image data set representative of the intrinsic portion for at least one color;
comparing the at least one single-color image data set with a stored data set representative of authentic information for the intrinsic portion using a microprocessor of the portable computing device, wherein comparing the at least one single-color image data set with the stored data set is conducted independent of and separate from any analysis of non-color data obtained from preconfigured security features; and
providing an indication of authenticity of the consumer product with the portable computing device based upon an outcome of comparing the at least one single-color image data set with the stored data set representative of authentic information for the intrinsic portion.

US Pat. No. 10,192,088

VIDEO SIGNAL MONITORING METHOD, VIDEO SIGNAL MONITORING DEVICE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. A video signal monitoring method comprising:a detecting process in which a sensor installed in a display device detects at least of luminance or chromaticity in a predetermined region among regions of a video displayed on the display device;
a sensing result converting process of converting the at least one of detected luminance or chromaticity into video identification information for identifying the video; and
a sensing result reading process of outputting the video identification information and a clock time at which the video was displayed.

US Pat. No. 10,192,082

TAG SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING STATUS DATA OF A DEVICE

palmCLOUD Co., Ltd., Poh...

1. A tag system for providing status data of a device, comprising:a device comprising a near field communications (NFC) tag and a status data storage configured to store status data of the device;
a terminal comprising a NFC reader through which the tag of the device is readable and configured to receive data, transmit the data to a server including at least uniform resource locator (URL) data, and output a web page on the basis of data received from the server; and
the server configured to generate the web page after organizing the data by determining a security setting and a user on the basis of the data received from the terminal, and transmit the web page to the terminal,
wherein the tag is configured to collect the status data of the status data storage and to provide reconfigured uniform resource locator (URL) data of the webpage, to the server, on the basis of changes made to the status data collected by the tag.

US Pat. No. 10,192,081

INTERFACE BETWEEN NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONS (NFC) CONTROLLER AND SECURE ELEMENT

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. An interface system for interfacing between an NFC controller and a secure element, the interface system comprising:an interface memory;
an interface controller;
an NFC controller interface configured to exchange data between the NFC controller interface of the interface system and an NFC controller bus interface included in the NFC controller; and
a secure element interface configured to exchange data between the secure element interface of the interface system and a secure element bus interface included in the secure element.

US Pat. No. 10,192,080

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A COMMUNICATION MODULE OF AT LEAST ONE RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) READER AND COMMUNICATION MODULE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for configuring a communication module of at least one radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader connected via the communication module to a communication network, the at least one RFID reader being connected to the communication module via a serial interface, the method comprising:storing configuration information comprising at least communication network address information and device type information in a configuration storage unit of the communication module;
conveying the configuration information stored in the configuration storage unit of the communication module by the serial interface to the at least one RFID reader and storing the configuration information in a predetermined configuration storage area of the at least one RFID reader;
loading the configuration information stored in the configuration storage unit or in the predetermined configuration storage area of the at least one RFID reader during a device start of the communication module for its configuration dependent on a successful validity check;
loading the configuration information stored in the predetermined configuration storage area of the at least one RFID reader for configuration of a replacement communication device after a successful validity check during the device start of the replacement communication module used instead of the communication module;
checking, during the validity check, whether the communication module and the replacement communication module have an identical or compatible device type;
checking, also during the validity check, whether configuration information to be used for a commissioning of the replacement communication module is already stored in a configuration storage unit of the replacement communication module;
loading the configuration information stored in the predetermined configuration storage area of the at least one RFID reader during the device start of the replacement communication module for its configuration only when the configuration storage unit of the replacement communication module does not comprise any configuration information to be used for commissioning of the replacement communication module or only comprises older configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,192,078

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM AND DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. An integrated circuit that performs radio communication with an external apparatus by transmission or reception of a carrier, the integrated circuit comprising:a processing circuit;
a diagnostic circuit configured to perform a diagnosis of the processing circuit according to a plurality of diagnostic items;
a detector configured to detect a radio signal level; and
a charging circuit configured to store charge for causing the diagnostic circuit to operate, during a period that the detector detects that the radio signal level is a first logic level,
wherein the diagnostic circuit is configured to perform the diagnosis on a first subset of the plurality of diagnostic items by using the charge stored in the charging circuit during a first period that the detector detects that the radio signal level is a second logic level which differs from the first logic level.

US Pat. No. 10,192,077

COMBINED READING APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING PRODUCT

HANMI IT CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A combined reading apparatus for identifying a product, the combined reading apparatus comprising:a plate panel configured to recognize Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag information, configured such that an antenna adapted to transmit and receive a Radio Frequency (RF) signal to and from an RFID tag is included therein, and formed in a plate shape having predetermined lengths in a horizontal direction, which is a direction from a front thereof to a rear thereof, and a height direction, which is a direction from a top thereof to a bottom thereof;
a connection bar coupled to one side of the plate panel, configured to support the plate panel, and configured to extend from the plate panel in the horizontal direction of the plate panel by a predetermined length;
a grip formed in a bar shape having a predetermined length so as to be held by a hand, spaced apart from the plate panel by a predetermined distance, and coupled to the connection bar;
a control unit configured to control the RF transmission and reception of the antenna; and
an image code reader disposed on one side of the plate panel, and configured to read an optically recognizable image code,
wherein:
the plate panel comprises a mounting part configured to penetrate the plate panel from one surface of the plate panel to a remaining surface of the plate panel, configured to have a predetermined size, and configured to accommodate the image code reader; and
the image code reader is formed in a shape corresponding to that of the mounting part, comprises an image reading unit configured to read the image code and disposed at one of opposite ends of the image code reader disposed on a front side in the horizontal direction, and is rotated within a predetermined angle range around the height direction so that the image reading unit is selectively exposed to the front side.

US Pat. No. 10,192,075

METHOD OF SECRET INFORMATION ENTERING INTO ELECTRONIC DIGITAL DEVICES

ADUCID S.R.O., Brno (CZ)...

1. A method of a secret information entering to an electronic digital device by a user using an input/output device, said method comprising the steps of:assigning, by the electronic digital device, to each of elements (2) of the secret information an element (1) of multimedia information designed for interaction during indirect entering of the secret information, the electronic digital device displays to the user the multimedia information designed for interaction containing elements (1) in such a way that their relation to control elements (5) of the electronic digital device is variable between individual displays; and
selecting, by the user, the elements (1) of the multimedia information designed for interaction assigned to the elements (2) of the secret information in an order corresponding with the order of the elements (2) of the secret information, so by selecting the elements (1) of the multimedia information designed for interaction the user selects the elements (2) of the secret information in given order.

US Pat. No. 10,192,073

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTION OBJECT RECONCILIATION IN A BLOCKCHAIN ENVIRONMENT

Mario A. Costanz, New Ro...

1. A system for block reconciliation, comprising:a network-connected block reconciliation computer comprising a memory and a processor and further comprising programmable instructions stored in the memory and operating on the processor, the programmable instructions adapted to reconcile blocks in a blockchain environment comprising:
a plurality of connections to a plurality of connected devices;
a connection to one or more blockchains;
an object compiler;
wherein a plurality of criteria is received from a first connected device;
wherein the compiler is configured to receive a plurality of blocks from the one or more blockchains based on the received criteria, each block corresponding to a preconfigured interaction object;
wherein the compiler is configured to analyze the preconfigured interaction objects to determine if there is an associated required supplemental object, an association based on the plurality of criteria;
wherein the compiler is configured to request a plurality of supplemental blocks from the one or more blockchains, each supplemental block corresponding to a required supplemental object;
for each requested supplemental object:
if a first requested supplemental object it not found, the compiler flags the associated interaction object of the preconfigured interaction objects;
otherwise:
if the first requested supplemental object type is replacement, the compiler replaces properties of an associated interaction object with information from properties of the supplemental object;
if the supplement object type is addendum, the compiler adds properties from the supplemental object to the associated interaction object of the preconfigured interaction objects;
wherein the compiler receives one or more preconfigured rules from the one or more blockchain associated to the preconfigured interaction objects;
wherein the compiler creates one or more compilation objects comprising interaction objects and supplemental objects associated to the plurality of criteria based on the one or more preconfigured rules;
wherein the one or more compilation objects is stored on the one or more blockchains.

US Pat. No. 10,192,072

PROTECTING SENSITIVE DATA

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

1. A system for securing data, the system comprising:a computing device comprising at least one processor and a memory in communication with the at least one processor, wherein the computing device is programmed to perform operations comprising:
receiving a first record comprising a plurality of record fields, the plurality of record fields comprising a first record field, the first record field comprising a first record field data;
accessing a source setup record corresponding to the first record from a source setup table;
determining that the source setup record indicates that the first record field is to be tokenized;
receiving first token data corresponding to the first record field data;
replacing the first record field data at the first record field with the first token data;
storing the first token data to a token record of a token table; and
writing the first token data to the first record field to replace the first record field data.

US Pat. No. 10,192,070

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT RESIDENT STATUS

1. A method, comprising:receiving a first information request from a communication device;
identifying a first keyword related to correctional facility operations from the first information request to determine that the first information request seeks correctional facility operational information;
determining, based on the first keyword, that transmission of the correctional facility operational information is permitted without an authorization check of the communication device;
fetching the correctional facility operational information from a first memory in response to determining that the first information request seeks correctional facility operational information;
transmitting the correctional facility operational information to the communication device;
receiving a second information request from the communication device;
identifying a second keyword related to personal inmate information from the second information request to determine that the second information request seeks personal inmate information;
determining, based on the second keyword, that an authorization check of the communication device is required prior to transmission of the personal inmate information;
verifying that the communication device is authorized to receive personal inmate information via an authorization scheme in response to determining that the second information request seeks personal inmate information;
fetching the personal inmate information from a second memory in response to the verifying; and
transmitting the personal inmate information to the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,069

DIFFERENTIALLY PRIVATE PROCESSING AND DATABASE STORAGE

LeapYear Technologies, In...

1. A hardware database privacy device, the hardware database privacy device communicatively coupled to a private database system, and configured to perform actions comprising:receiving a request from a client device to perform a query of the private database system and identifying a level of differential privacy corresponding to the request, the identified level of differential privacy comprising privacy parameters ? and ?, wherein ? describes a degree of information released about a set of data stored in the private database system due to the query and ? describes an improbability of the query satisfying (?)-differential privacy;
identifying a privacy budget associated with the client device, the privacy budget representing remaining queries available to the client device in terms of the privacy parameters;
identifying the set of data and a set of operations to be performed on the set of data corresponding to the requested query;
accessing the set of data from the private database system;
modifying the set of operations based on the identified level of differential privacy such that a performance of the modified set of operations produces a result set that is (?,?)-differentially private;
performing the modified set of operations on the accessed set of data to produce the differentially private result set;
decrementing the privacy budget associated with the client device based on the privacy parameters corresponding to the request to produce a decremented privacy budget;
providing the differentially private result set to the client device for display on a hardware display of the client device;
receiving a subsequent query of the private database system, the subsequent query identifying a corresponding level of differential privacy;
checking whether the corresponding level of differential privacy can be accommodated by the decremented privacy budget; and
denying the subsequent query responsive to the check indicating that the corresponding level of differential privacy cannot be accommodated by the decremented privacy budget.

US Pat. No. 10,192,068

REVERSIBLE REDACTION AND TOKENIZATION COMPUTING SYSTEM

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A reversible document tokenization system, comprising:a communications network;
a first computing system including a database storing a plurality of computer executable instructions for applying one or more rules in relation to managing non-public information in electronic documents;
a reversible data tokenization engine comprising a processor and a non-transitory memory device, the non-transitory memory device storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the reversible data tokenization engine to:
identify an electronic document being communicated from a source computing device to a destination computing device over the network;
analyze the electronic document to determine a document type, the source computing device of the electronic document, and the destination computing device to which the electronic document is being communicated;
modify at least a portion of the electronic document by executing the computer executable instructions to apply the one or more rules based on at least one of the document type, the source computing device, or the destination computing device; and
generate two or more keys associated with a modification of the portion of the electronic document, wherein the two or more keys are used to undo the modification to display the original information and wherein a first key of the two or more keys is associated with a first obfuscation layer associated with a first redacted portion of the document and a second key is associated with a second obfuscation layer associated with a second redacted portion of the document.

US Pat. No. 10,192,067

SELF-DESCRIBED SECURITY MODEL FOR RESOURCE ACCESS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, comprising:managing an operating system execution environment comprising a normal user mode and a first kernel mode;
managing a secure execution environment comprising a secure user mode and a second kernel mode;
receiving, from a first trustlet executing in the secure user mode of the secure execution environment, a first request to create a secure object within a scenario group, wherein the scenario group is managed by a signer authority;
determining that the first trustlet is a member of the scenario group;
creating the secure object within the scenario group based at least in part on the first request;
denying a process executing within the first kernel mode of the operating system execution environment access to the secure object;
receiving, from a second trustlet executing in the secure user mode of the secure execution environment, a second request to access the secure object;
determining that the second trustlet is a member of the scenario group;
providing the second trustlet access to the secure object;
identifying a code signature associated with the first trustlet;
determining that the signer authority associated with the code signature is permitted to provide a capability to create the secure object; and
wherein the creating is further based at least in part on the determining that the signer authority associated with the code signature is permitted to provide the capability.

US Pat. No. 10,192,066

SEMANTIC RESTRICTION

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A data sharing system comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions executable by the processor, the instructions comprising:
instructions to identify an environment that satisfies a first level of trust of a first entity and a second level of trust of a second entity, wherein the first entity and the second entity are different devices;
instructions to request access to a set of data associated with the first entity in response to a procedure received from the second entity;
instructions to execute the procedure in the environment, the procedure to request access to the set of data in the environment to classify an instruction of the procedure based on a semantic mapping;
instructions to receive a restriction from the first entity, wherein the restriction modifies the procedure that is executed in the environment, wherein the restriction mapable to a semantic term to limit information that can be accessed in the set of data by the procedure of the second entity;
instructions to track the procedure during execution and produce trace information associated with the semantic mapping; and
instructions to maintain execution of the procedure based on the semantic term associated with the restriction and the semantic mapping associated with the trace information.

US Pat. No. 10,192,065

AUTOMATED INTELLIGENT PROVISIONING OF DATA STORAGE RESOURCES IN RESPONSE TO USER REQUESTS IN A DATA STORAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Commvault Systems, Inc., ...

1. A data storage management system including features for provisioning data storage resources based on user-submitted requests, the system comprising:a storage manager that executes on a computing device comprising one or more processors and non-transitory computer memory, wherein the storage manager manages storage management operations in the data storage management system;
a database, stored in non-transitory computer memory and associated with the storage manager, for storing information used by the storage manager for managing the storage management operations in the data storage management system;
a media agent that executes on a computing device comprising one or more processors and non-transitory computer memory,
wherein the media agent is associated with one or more data storage devices, and
wherein the media agent tracks storage space allocated at the one or more data storage devices;
wherein the storage manager is programmed to:
initiate discovery operations, using the media agent, to discover operational characteristics of the one or more data storage devices,
import from the media agent and store to the database the discovered operational characteristics of, and the storage space allocated at, the one or more data storage devices,
generate an information management policy that governs provisioning more storage space at, and granting of access to, the one or more data storage devices in response to requests for data storage resources submitted by users of the data storage management system,
receive a request from a user for a first amount of data storage space to be accessed as a data storage resource by a client computing device,
wherein the request also comprises an operational characteristic required of a data storage device providing the first amount of data storage space,
identify a first data storage device that satisfies the request,
based on the information management policy and the operational characteristic in the request, and also based on operational characteristics of and storage space allocated at the first data storage device,
wherein the first data storage device is one of the one or more data storage devices, and
instruct the media agent to provision the first amount of data storage space in the identified first data storage device,
wherein the provisioned first amount of data storage space in the first data storage device becomes accessible as a data storage resource to the client computing device;
wherein the media agent is programmed to provision the first amount of data storage space at the first data storage device as instructed by the storage manager; and
wherein the storage manager is further programmed to: manage storage management operations for the provisioned first amount of data storage space in the first data storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,192,064

METHOD OF SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL FOR HARD DISK AND HARD DISK

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of security access control for a hard disk, the hard disk comprising an Internet Protocol (IP) interface and a control board, and the method comprising:receiving, by the IP interface, an access data packet of a user;
sending, by the IP interface, the access data packet to the control board;
parsing, by the control board, the access data packet to obtain an authentication data packet, the authentication data packet comprising access permission information of the user;
inspecting the access permission information of the user according to a security policy to determine whether an access of the user is authorized, the security policy being configured to record a correspondence between access permission information of a plurality of users and sector identifiers of sectors on the hard disk;
performing a security check on the access data packet using a security algorithm when the access of the user is authorized; and
allowing, according to a sector identifier, the user to access data in a corresponding sector on the hard disk when the security check is passed.

US Pat. No. 10,192,062

ENCRYPTION FOR XIP AND MMIO EXTERNAL MEMORIES

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) device, comprising:a serial interface; and
a controller coupled to the serial interface and configured to communicate with external memory devices over the serial interface, wherein the controller comprises:
a control register configured to indicate an execute-in-place (XIP) mode or a memory-mapped input/output (MMIO) mode; and
a cryptography block configured to encrypt and decrypt XIP data transfers to and from a first external memory device in the XIP mode, and to encrypt and decrypt MMIO data transfers to and from a second external memory device in the MMIO mode.

US Pat. No. 10,192,061

METHOD AND A COMPUTING DEVICE FOR PROVIDING PRIVACY CONTROL IN A SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method for providing privacy control in a surveillance video, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a surveillance video from a video capturing device;
receiving, by the computing device, an authentication input key from a user of the computing device, wherein the authentication input key is indicative of a privacy level associated with the user, and wherein the authentication input key is replaced with a privacy limit level preset for the computing device when the authentication input key is greater than the privacy limit level;
identifying, by the computing device, one or more regions of interests (ROIs) in the surveillance video based on the received authentication input key; and
masking in real-time, by the computing device, the identified one or more ROIs in the surveillance video for providing privacy control.

US Pat. No. 10,192,059

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING SYSTEMS FROM ACTIVE CONTENT

VOTIRO CYBERSEC LTD., Te...

23. A computer system for disarming targeted active content in a received input file, the system comprising:a memory device storing a set of instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the set of instructions to:
select targeted active content included in the input file;
alter the targeted active content of the input file in a manner configured to prevent execution of potentially malicious instructions associated with the targeted active content by a rendering application, wherein the targeted active content includes at least one of an automatically invoked subroutine, or programmable instructions executable by the rendering application, or at least one of a word processing or spreadsheet macro, formula, or script, or programmable instructions embedded in the input file according to a portable document format;
create protective active content associated with the targeted active content and configured to invoke the instructions associated with the targeted active content responsive to receipt of a selection of a selectable feature; and configure the input file to include the protective active content and the selectable feature, thereby creating a reconfigured input file.

US Pat. No. 10,192,058

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN AGGREGATE THREAT SCORE

SYMANTEC CORPORATION, Mo...

1. A computerized system comprising:a computer processor;
a memory configured to store instructions, the instructions when executed by the computer processor are operable to:
determine a first threat score and a second threat score respectively corresponding to a first user action and a second user action on one or more computer applications; and
calculate an aggregate threat score for the determined threat scores, wherein calculating the aggregate threat score comprises:
determining, by comparing the first threat score to the second threat score, that the first threat score is greater than the second threat score; and
calculating a margin by subtracting the first threat score from a maximum threat score;
determining a contribution of the second threat score based on the second threat score and the margin; and
summing together the first threat score and the contribution of the second threat score; and
suspend, in response to calculating an aggregate threat score that exceeds a threshold, user activity corresponding to one or more of:
a particular computer user;
a particular computer application; and
a particular user action.

US Pat. No. 10,192,057

MISUSEABILITY ANALYSIS FOR IT INFRASTRUCTURE

B. G. NEGEV TECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method for automatically and dynamically deriving a misuseability score for a plurality of computerized IT elements being connected to a data network including a router, a network server, and one or more hosts, comprising the following steps performed by a monitoring server which is also connected to said data network in addition to said plurality of computerized IT elements:a) automatically collecting vulnerability affecting data, including data exchange rate, about each of said plurality of IT elements;
b) analyzing said collected data in terms of connectivity level and sensitivity level;
c) deriving from said analyzed data a misuseability score for each of said plurality of IT elements based on at least said sensitivity level;
d) dynamically grouping together IT elements that are networked together by a relatively high connectivity level to define a group, wherein said relatively high connectivity level is greater than the connectivity level of any other group of IT elements selected from said plurality of IT elements, excluding the IT elements forming said defined group;
e) based on said relatively high connectivity level, dynamically deriving an aggregative misuseability score for said defined group; and
f) automatically adding security measures to the IT elements of said defined group when the aggregative misuseability score is higher than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,192,056

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING WHOLE DISK ENCRYPTION SYSTEMS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for authenticating whole disk encryption systems, at least a portion of the method being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:detecting, by the computing device, an attempt to initiate a boot process on the computing device;
verifying, by the computing device, an initial decryption key;
decrypting, by the computing device, an initial set of software required to boot crucial functions of the computing device using the initial decryption key;
detecting, by the computing device, a secondary device running an authentication application;
receiving, by the computing device, a second decryption key from the authentication application on the secondary device; and
completing the boot process on the computing device based on a security policy associated with the second decryption key.