US Pat. No. 10,391,563

HAND-HELD POWER TOOL AND CONTROL METHOD

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A hand-held power tool comprising:a machine housing;
a motor;
a shaft driven by the motor;
a tool socket mounted on the shaft and having a holding space to hold a tool, and having a clamping jaw situated in a link and projecting into the holding space;
a carriage coupled to the clamping jaw and having a thread engaging into a mating thread of the shaft to form a screw drive;
an actuator movable by a user between a first position and a second position; and
a switchable coupling mounted non-rotatably on the tool socket and alternatingly engaging either with the shaft or with the machine housing, depending on the first and second positions of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,391,562

MACHINE SPINDLE WITH EJECTING MEANS

THE GLEASON WORKS, Roche...

1. A machine spindle rotatable about an axis of rotation, said spindle comprising a spindle body having an outer end with said outer end having an opening and an end surface surrounding said opening, thereby providing, within said spindle body, for a seated position for a workholding apparatus in the form of a chuck or an arbor, said spindle further comprising:a plurality of rod-shaped ejecting elements located in said outer end at said end surface with each of said rod-shaped ejecting elements being extendable from said end surface and retractable into said end surface,
said rod-shaped ejecting elements being operable to extend from said end surface and into contact with a surface of a workholding apparatus located in said seated position, said contact being of a force sufficient to urge said workholding apparatus from said seated position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,557

CLADDED ARTICLES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A composite article comprising:a metallic substrate; and
a composite cladding metallurgically bonded to one or more surfaces of the metallic substrate, the composite cladding including cobalt-based alloy having a chromium gradient, wherein chromium content increases in a direction from the composite cladding surface to an interface of the composite cladding with the metallic substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,391,548

CASTING DEVICE AND CASTING METHOD

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A casting device that carries out casting by supplying molten metal to a cavity formed inside a casting die in a state in which a core pin is disposed in the casting die, the casting device comprising:a temperature detector that detects a temperature of the core pin at a predetermined time after pressurization has ended in a casting cycle, and
a cooling controller for applying cooling energy to the core pin, the controller configured to control an amount of cooling energy applied to the core pin during the casting cycle based on a detected temperature that is detected by the temperature detector in an immediately previous casting cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,391,522

CLEANING DEVICE FOR A PROCESSING PLATEN PRESS

BOBST MEX SA, (CH)

1. A device for cleaning a platen of a processing platen press, whereinthe processing platen press comprises a lower platen and an upper platen, at least one of the platens is movable toward or away from the other of the platens and at least one of the platens is arranged to allow tools to process a plate element fed between the lower and the upper platen;
the device comprising:
a frame having a base defining a base plane substantially parallel to a surface on which the frame is positioned; the frame comprises moving elements configured for moving the frame relative to the surface on which the frame is positioned;
a lift member arranged at the frame and the lift member is configured such that a relative movement can be executed between the frame and the lift member in a direction substantially perpendicular to the base plane;
a pneumatic lifting device configured for moving the frame relative to the lift member; and
a rotating element arranged on the lift member and configured to rotate around an axis substantially parallel to the direction of relative movement between the frame and the lift member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,462

SAMPLE-TUBE CASSETTE AND MOUNTING PLATE FOR USE WITH HOMOGENIZING DEVICE

Omni International, Inc.,...

1. A mounting apparatus for holding at least one tube of a sample for processing by a homogenizer, the mounting apparatus comprising:a processing plate adapted to mount to the homogenizer, the processing plate defining an access opening extending axially all the way through the plate and through which at least a portion of the tube can pass axially relative to itself and the plate; and
at least one cassette mounted to the plate, wherein the cassette includes a body defining at least one chamber that removably receives the tube during use of the homogenizer and defining an open side through which the tube can pass sideways during insertion and removal relative to the chamber, wherein the open side of the cassette is in communication with the access opening of the plate so that the tube can be inserted into the cassette while the cassette is mounted to the plate by being moved axially, with respect to itself and the plate, into the access opening of the plate and then moved sideways and radially, with respect to the plate, into the chamber of the cassette until the tube is in a use position generally perpendicular to and extending axially all the way through the plate,wherein the access opening of the plate is positioned radially inward, with respect to the plate, of the open side of the cassette so that centrifugal forces urge the tube into the cassette chamber during operation of the homogenizer,wherein the cassette body is positioned on the plate radially outward of the access opening so that the access opening is free of the cassette body such that the tube is movable axially into the access opening but not into the cassette chamber and then radially outward out of the access opening and into the cassette chamber for use during operation of the homogenizer, and wherein the cassette body includes a top and bottom that secure the received tube from axial movement during operation of the homogenizer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,431

STRAINER DEVICE

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A strainer device inside a hydraulic oil tank comprising:a strainer element having a tubular shape including an internal space at a central portion thereof;
a first lid member that covers an upper opening of the strainer element;
a second lid member that covers a lower opening of the strainer element and has a fitting hole in a portion surrounded by the strainer element;
a delivery pipe protruding upward inside the hydraulic oil tank in a state in which the delivery pipe is fitted into the fitting hole of the second lid member; and
a check valve arranged at the first lid member, the check valve including:
a valve main body having a valve passage whose one end opens to the internal space of the strainer element and whose other end opens to inside of the hydraulic oil tank, and
a valve body which is arranged to be able to move in a vertical direction with respect to a valve seat provided in the valve passage and which comes into contact with the valve seat by its own weight and closes the valve passage wherein a specific gravity of the valve body is greater than the hydraulic oil;
wherein the strainer device filters hydraulic oil with the strainer element when delivering hydraulic oil stored in the hydraulic oil tank from the delivery pipe, and
a level of the hydraulic oil in the hydraulic oil tank is above the check valve.

US Pat. No. 10,391,426

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A RECESS PLATE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A method for manufacturing a recess plate to be used in a filter device for filtering a suspension, the filter device having a stationary head piece and a movable end piece, and a pack including copies of the recess plate, having a filter chamber inside the pack, adjoining the recess plate, having a first pipe for filling the suspension into the filter chamber, having a filter cloth for collecting a solid content out of the suspension, and having a second pipe for discharging a liquid fraction of the suspension out of the filter chamber as a filtrate, wherein the filter device may be closed before filtering by forcing the end piece in direction of the head piece, and opened after filtering by releasing the end piece, and moving the end piece away from the head piece for removing the filter cake from the filter cloth, whereina. a first sheet is formed to provide a first surface of the recess plate at the filter chamber, and a second sheet is formed to provide a second surface of the recess plate vis-à-vis the first surface,
b. reversing at least one of the first or second sheets to arrange a first flip side of the first sheet to face a second flip side of the second sheet,
c. the first sheet and the second sheet are mounted to a frame to form a spacing between the first sheet and the second sheet,
d. a foam is injected into the spacing between the first sheet and the second sheet, and
e. after hardening of the foam, the foam, together with the frame, forms a rigid body.

US Pat. No. 10,391,414

INTERACTIVE DEVICE WITH ADVANCING LEVELS OF COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cognitive system comprising:an interactive device with communication capability for communicating with a user, the interactive device comprising:
a memory;
a processing circuit communicatively coupled with the memory; and
wherein:
the interactive device includes different levels of communication capability for communicating with the user; and
the interactive device is configured to automatically change from one level of communication to another level of communication of the different levels of communication, based on occurrence of one or more specified conditions of user communication with the interactive device during user interaction with the interactive device, wherein:
the user is a specified user, and the interactive device is configured with biometric technology to authenticate the specified user, and the automatically changing is based on the occurrence of the one or more specified conditions of only the specified user communicating with the interactive device; and
another user can communicate with the interactive device, without effecting the adjusting from the one level of communication to the other level of communication.

US Pat. No. 10,391,411

SWING DESIGNED TO PROMOTE ATTUNEMENT BETWEEN CHILD AND CARETAKER

PLAYCORE WISCONSIN, INC.,...

1. A swing for the mutual enjoyment of an adult and a child, the swing comprisinga first seat,
a second seat, and
a connector configured to join the first seat and the second seat such that the first seat and the second seat share a swinging motion during operation of the swing, the connector comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first seat is positioned at the first end of the connector and the second seat is positioned at the second end of the connector;
wherein the first seat and the second seat differ from one another in that the first seat is configured to accommodate an adult and the second seat is configured to accommodate a child, and
wherein the first seat and the second seat are arranged such that an adult and a child face one another during operation of the swing.

US Pat. No. 10,391,409

ROTATABLE PLAY DEVICE

PLAYCORE WISCONSIN, INC.,...

1. A play device comprising:a support post;
a hub rotatably mounted to an upper end of the support post;
a plurality of arms extending away from the support post, each arm having a proximal end attached to the hub and a distal end supporting a seat;
a plurality of seats, each seat being suspended from the distal end of an arm;
wherein the play device is configured so that one or more users may cause the hub to rotate about the support post by pushing off from the play surface, wherein rotation of the hub causes the plurality of seats to move around the support post in a substantially circular swing path;wherein each of the plurality of seats is configured to swing in substantial alignment with the circular swing path; andwherein at least one of the plurality of seats comprises a hinge that (i) provides a to and fro swinging motion in substantial alignment with the circular swing path and (ii) restricts the height to which the seat may swing during the to and fro swinging motion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,395

OPERATING DEVICE

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. An operating device comprising:a moving member that reciprocates;
an operating portion that applies a moving force to the moving member;
a motor that applies a first force for moving forward and a second force for moving rearward to the moving member;
a position sensor that detects a position to which the moving member is moved; and
a control device that changes a rotational operation of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit, wherein:
the control device changes a frequency of an operation reaction force that acts on the moving member by changing a rotational speed of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit, and
the control device changes an amplitude of the operation reaction force that acts on the moving member by changing a rotation amount of the motor in accordance with an output signal from the position sensing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,391,369

GOLF CLUB

Taylor Made Golf Company,...

14. A golf club head comprising:a body having a face, a sole and a crown, the crown having a first portion having a first color or shade and a second portion having a second color or shade, the face, crown and sole together defining an interior cavity, the golf club body including a heel and a toe portion and having an x, y and z axis which are orthogonal to each other having their origin at USGA center face;
and
wherein the golf club head has a primary alignment feature comprising a paint or masking line which delineates a transition between at least a first portion of the crown having an area of contrasting shade or color with a shade or color of the face;
and
wherein the club head further comprises a secondary alignment feature comprising a paint or masking line which delineates the transition between the first portion of the crown and the second portion of the crown having an area of contrasting shade or color with the shade or color of the first portion of the crown;
wherein the secondary alignment feature has a Sight Adjusted Perceived Face Angle Secondary Alignment Feature, (“SAPFASAF”) of from about ?2 to about 6 degrees;
wherein the golf club head has a CGx of 0 to about ?4 mm;
wherein at least one of the sole and crown is at least in part a composite material;
wherein the golf club head has a z-axis moment of inertia (Izz) of 480 to 600 Kg·mm2 and an x-axis moment of inertia (Ixx) of about 280 to 420 Kg·mm2.

US Pat. No. 10,391,362

SOFT POLYURETHANE COATING FOR A GOLF BALL

Callaway Golf Company, C...

1. A coating comprising:a part A component comprising an acrylic polyol, a BEPD polyol, a 3-Oxazolidineethanol, a fluorosurfactant, a hindered amine light stabilizer, a UV-absorber, an optical brightener, a dibutyltin dilaurate catalyst, a first organic solvent, and a second organic solvent; and
a part B component comprising an aliphatic polyisocyanate, and a third organic solvent selected from the group consisting of n-butyl acetate, t-butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, methyl amyl ketone and methyl isobutyl ketone.

US Pat. No. 10,391,314

SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF MULTI-ELECTRODE NERVE PACING

Lungpacer Medical Inc., ...

1. A method for determining a relationship between charge and diaphragm response for an electrode combination, comprising:inserting a plurality of electrodes into one or more blood vessels of a patient, wherein the plurality of electrodes include the electrode combination;
using the electrode combination, stimulating a phrenic nerve with a plurality of stimulation pulses, wherein each stimulation pulse includes a corresponding charge, and the corresponding charges differ among the plurality of stimulation pulses;
determining a recruitment curve relating the corresponding charges to diaphragm responses resulting from the corresponding charges, wherein the recruitment curve also relates undelivered charges to diaphragm responses expected from the undelivered charges; and
after determining the recruitment curve: a) stimulating the phrenic nerve with the electrode combination, b) using the recruitment curve, determining an expected diaphragm response, to the stimulation, and c) comparing an actual diaphragm response to the expected diaphragm response.

US Pat. No. 10,391,288

IMPLANTABLE DEVICE FOR LONG-TERM DELIVERY OF DRUGS

Delpor, Inc., Brisbane, ...

1. A method for delivering a sparingly water soluble drug into an environment of use, comprising:providing a device comprising a porous partition with pores having a pore size and with a porosity, a reservoir and a formulation contained in the reservoir, the formulation comprising a sparingly water soluble drug having a soluble form and an insoluble form and a solubility-modifying excipient that generates acidic groups for a period of between about 2-12 months to provide, when the formulation is hydrated, a concentration of drug in the soluble form that is released across the porous partition and a concentration of drug in the insoluble form that is retained by the porous partition, and
delivering a therapeutic dose of the drug for the period, wherein delivering the therapeutic dose is dependent on pH of the drug formulation and independent of pore size of the porous partition with said porosity.

US Pat. No. 10,391,270

METHOD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, INHALATION TRAINING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PRACTICING AND/OR CONTROLLING AN INHALATION PROCESS OF A PATIENT

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTE...

9. Method for practicing an inhalation process of a patient, wherein the method comprises the steps of:detachably mounting an inhalation training device on the outside of a mouthpiece of an inhaler,
quantifying an airflow in the mouthpiece of the inhaler during an inhalation process of the patient by means of the inhalation training device,
evaluating an airflow signal received from the inhalation training device by means of a portable communications device that is separate from the inhalation training device and from the inhaler and being only connected to the inhalation training device by means for providing electronic communication with the inhalation training device, and
providing visual feedback to the patient by means of the portable communications device, wherein the visual feedback varies with the volumetric flow rate of the evaluated airflow signal, and
wherein the method comprises the further steps of:
providing a first visual feedback when the volumetric flow rate is below a first threshold,
providing a second visual feedback when the volumetric flow rate is beyond a second threshold and
providing a third visual feedback when the volumetric flow rate is beyond the first threshold and below the second threshold,wherein the provision of feedback is interactive such that intervention and control possibilities for individualized learning are made available to the patient,wherein an actuation of the inhaler is blocked by a blocking device of the inhalation training device, so that at least one of drug release and dispensing of any fluid is prevented during training, and
wherein the blocking device covers a drug release actuator of the inhaler to prevent operation of the drug release actuator by the patient when the inhalation training device is attached to the mouthpiece of the inhaler.

US Pat. No. 10,391,256

SUPPLEMENTAL DEVICE FOR ATTACHMENT TO AN INJECTION DEVICE

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device including a dosage window covering a sleeve on which dose values are marked, the supplemental device comprising:a main body;
an arrangement for supporting the main body of the supplemental device in a predetermined positional relationship with the injection device;
a transparent protection window located at a surface of the main body that is aligned with the dosage window of the injection device when in use; and
a sensor arrangement supported in the main body and having a sensor directed at the protection window,
wherein the protection window is configured as a cylindrical lens or a toric lens with an optical power, and
wherein, when the supplemental device is installed on the injection device:
a curved surface of the protection window that is furthest from the sensor arrangement at least partially wraps around the injection device, and
the curved surface of the protection window that is furthest from the sensor arrangement lies in close proximity with the dosage window of the injection device.

US Pat. No. 10,391,254

INNER HOUSING FOR A DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device, said dose setting mechanism comprising:an outer housing;
an inner housing having an external groove, the inner housing having an inner surface comprising a mechanical configuration;
a driver;
a dial sleeve disposed between said outer housing and said inner housing, said dial sleeve being rotatably engaged with said external groove of said inner housing; and
a dose dial grip rotatably coupled to said dial sleeve, said dose dial grip being non-rotatably coupled to a dose button,
wherein, when a dose is set by rotating said dose dial grip of said dose setting mechanism, said dial sleeve and said driver are both rotated with respect to both said outer housing and said inner housing and said dial sleeve and said driver are both translated away from both said outer housing and said inner housing, and
wherein the mechanical configuration of the inner surface of the inner housing is configured to prevent rotation of said driver relative to said inner housing during dispensing of said dose set by said dose setting mechanism to guide said driver to dispense said dose.

US Pat. No. 10,391,240

BLOOD COLLECTION ASSEMBLY HAVING A HINGED SHIELD

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A needle assembly comprising:a housing having proximal and distal ends;
a cannula having an IV end projecting distally from the housing and a non-patient end projecting proximally from the housing; and
a single IV shield comprising a pair of spaced-apart sidewalls that define a space for receiving a portion of the IV end of the cannula, the IV shield pivotally secured to the housing and having a pre-use position, in which the IV shield covers a portion of the IV end of the cannula, and a use position, in which the IV shield is adapted to move between a non-shielded position and a shielded position,
wherein each of the sidewalls includes a pair of projections adapted to temporarily hold the distal end of the housing therebetween when the IV shield is in the pre-use position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,232

CANNULA INGRESS SYSTEM

KATALYST SURGICAL, LLC, ...

1. An instrument comprising:a hypodermic tube having a hypodermic tube distal end and a hypodermic tube proximal end wherein the hypodermic tube has dimensions configured for performing ophthalmic surgery;
a tip having a tip distal end and a tip proximal end wherein the tip proximal end is disposed in the hypodermic tube and wherein the tip distal end extends out from the hypodermic tube distal end;
a tip stabilization mechanism having a tip stabilization mechanism distal end, a tip stabilization mechanism proximal end, a tip stabilization mechanism outer diameter, a channel, and a tip stabilization mechanism inner diameter wherein the tip stabilization mechanism inner diameter is configured to prevent the tip from deforming when the tip is inserted into a valved cannula; and
a fixation mechanism configured to contact a segment of the hypodermic tube through the channel of the tip stabilization mechanism with a static friction force to temporarily fix the tip stabilization mechanism in a position relative to the hypodermic tube.

US Pat. No. 10,391,218

EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SETTING AN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT

Gambro Lundia AB, Lund (...

1. An extracorporeal blood treatment apparatus comprising:a blood treatment unit having a primary chamber configured to receive blood of a patient to be treated, and a secondary chamber separated from the primary chamber by a semi-permeable membrane;
an hydraulic circuit having a fresh fluid line configured to connect to an inlet of the secondary chamber, a spent fluid line configured to connect to an outlet of said secondary chamber and configured to remove spent liquid from the secondary chamber and convey it to at least one waste, and a bypass line configured to connect to the fresh fluid line and the spent fluid line such that fresh treatment liquid passing through the bypass line does not pass through the secondary chamber,
the hydraulic circuit comprising a fluid intercepting organ configured to selectively connect the fresh fluid line to the spent fluid line through the bypass line, wherein a control unit operably connected to the fluid intercepting organ is configured to control the fluid intercepting organ such that the hydraulic circuit selectively operates in a normal mode, where the fresh fluid line is connected to the inlet of the secondary chamber of the treatment unit to convey fresh treatment liquid only to the secondary chamber, and wherein the control unit is further configured to control the fluid intercepting organ such that the hydraulic circuit selectively operates in an isolated ultrafiltration mode, where the fresh fluid line is connected to the spent fluid line through the bypass line and the fresh fluid line does not convey fresh treatment liquid to the secondary chamber,
the control unit further configured to execute a setup phase before starting treatment, the setup phase comprising:
receiving at least two general setup values selected from:
a prescription value for a total treatment time during which the patient is to be submitted to blood treatment,
a prescription value for a total patient fluid removal to be achieved by the end of total treatment time,
a prescription value for an average patient fluid removal rate to be kept across total treatment time;
receiving instructions to execute a selected plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks during the total treatment time, wherein the control unit is configured to:
receive, for each isolated ultrafiltration task of the plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks, values of at least two isolated ultrafiltration parameters selected from:
an isolated ultrafiltration time, which is a time interval during which the apparatus is requested to operate in said isolated ultrafiltration mode,
an isolated ultrafiltration volume, which is a volume of fluid to be removed from the patient while the apparatus is requested to operate in said isolated ultrafiltration mode,
an isolated ultrafiltration rate which is a rate of fluid removal from the patient while the apparatus is requested to operate in said isolated ultrafiltration mode;
determining, during the setup phase, at least one of:
a remaining treatment time based on said isolated ultrafiltration time of each isolated ultrafiltration task of the plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks, the remaining treatment time being a treatment time during which the patient shall be submitted to blood treatment with the apparatus operating in normal mode after operation in isolated ultrafiltration mode,
a remaining patient fluid removal based on said isolated ultrafiltration volume of each isolated ultrafiltration task of the plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks, the remaining patient fluid removal being a volume of fluid to be extracted from the patient with the apparatus operating in normal mode after operation in isolated ultrafiltration mode,
a remaining patient fluid removal rate based on said isolated ultrafiltration rate of each isolated ultrafiltration task of the plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks, the remaining patient fluid removal rate being a rate of fluid to be extracted from the patient with the apparatus operating in normal mode after operation in isolated ultrafiltration mode;
wherein the control unit is configured to control the fluid intercepting organ such that the hydraulic circuit operates in isolated ultrafiltration mode during the total treatment time corresponding to the selected plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks and based on the values of at the least two isolated ultrafiltration parameters received for each isolated ultrafiltration task of the plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks;
wherein, when the hydraulic circuit is operating in the isolated ultrafiltration mode, the control unit is further configured to control the fluid intercepting organ to switch the hydraulic circuit from operating in the isolated ultrafiltration mode to the normal mode upon the first of:
passage of all of said isolated ultrafiltration time;
withdrawal from a patient of said isolated ultrafiltration volume; or
receipt of a command from a user interface connected to the control unit indicating to end the isolated ultrafiltration mode;
and wherein, when operating the hydraulic circuit in the normal mode after operating in the isolated ultrafiltration mode, the control unit is configured to operate the hydraulic circuit in the normal mode based on the values of two of: the remaining treatment time, the remaining patient fluid removal, and the remaining patient fluid removal rate determined during the setup phase for each isolated ultrafiltration task of the plurality of isolated ultrafiltration tasks.

US Pat. No. 10,391,181

CYCLODEXTRIN AND ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATE FORMULATIONS

Seattle Genetics, Inc., ...

1. A pharmaceutically acceptable formulation comprised of(a) benzodiazepine ADC having the structure of:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
Ab is a monoclonal antibody that specifically to an extracellular domain of human CD33, wherein
the monoclonal antibody is h2H16ec having a variable light chain sequence comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3 and a variable heavy chain sequence comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:4 engineered to have introduced cyteine residues at position 239 (EU index numbering);
S represents the sulfur atoms from the engineered cysteine residue;
subscript p, which represents the average number of conjugated drug-linker molecules per monoclonal antibody in the formulation, is about 2, wherein conjugation of the drug-linker molecules is to the sulfur atoms of the introduced cyteine residues; and
wherein the concentration of the benzodiazepine ADC ranges from 1.3 mg/mL to 3.1 mg/mL;
(b) no more that 0.1 ?M of a benzodiazepine-related impurity having the structure of:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof
(c) 6% w/v of a chemically modified cyclodextrin, wherein the chemically modified cyclodextrin is hydroxypropyl-?-cyclodextrin;
(d) a lyoprotectant, wherein the lyoproptectant is 6% w/v sucrose; and
(e) a diluent, wherein the diluent is 20 mM KPhos buffer at a pH of 7.3.

US Pat. No. 10,391,092

METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER USING DIHYDROPYRAZINO-PYRAZINE COMPOUND COMBINATION THERAPY

Signal Pharmaceuticals, L...

1. A method for achieving complete response, partial response or stable disease, as determined by the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST 1.1), in a patient having castration-resistant prostate cancer, comprising administering to a patient having castration-resistant prostate cancer an effective amount of a Dihydropyrazino-Pyrazine Compound in combination with an effective amount of MDV3100, wherein the Dihydropyrazino-Pyrazine Compound is a compound having the structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, clathrate, solvate, stereoisomer, tautomer or isotopologue thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,391,042

TREATMENT COMPOSITIONS, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING KERATINOUS SURFACES

1. A stable, particulate containing, printer composition comprising:a. one or more particulate suspending agents in a concentration of from about 0.05% to about 5%, by weight, wherein the particulate suspending agent is a polyacrylate or polyacrylate derivative with a counter ion selected from the group consisting of sodium, potassium, ammonium, and mixtures thereof;
b. one or more particulate compositions, wherein the particles in the particulate composition have a combined Particle Size Distribution D50 in the range of about 200 ?m to about 500 ?m; and
c. water;
wherein the one or more particulate compositions has a zeta potential of negative 20 or less, or greater than positive 20;
wherein the printer composition has a viscosity of less than 10 cP and
wherein the printer composition can be ejected from a thermal inkjet or piezo inkjet printing system.

US Pat. No. 10,390,996

OPHTHALMIC RANGE FINDING

AMO Development, LLC, Sa...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium having machine-executable instructions configured to perform a method for analyzing an ophthalmic anatomy of a patient posterior to a cornea, the method comprising:scanning a focus of a femtosecond laser beam of a femtosecond laser along a path within the patient's eye, wherein at least a portion of the path is disposed posterior to the patient's cornea, and wherein the path includes a first location and a second location;
acquiring a first reflectance image associated with the focus disposed at the first location;
acquiring a second reflectance image associated with the focus disposed at the second location; and
determining the presence or absence of an ophthalmic anatomical feature of the eye based on a comparison between the first reflectance image and the second reflectance image by comparing a color, shape, or intensity of a focus spot in the first reflectance image respectively with a color, shape, or intensity of a focus spot in the second reflectance image.

US Pat. No. 10,390,992

THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A thermal control unit comprising:a first fluid outlet adapted to fluidly couple to a first fluid supply line;
a second fluid outlet adapted to fluidly couple to a second fluid supply line;
a first fluid inlet adapted to fluidly couple to a first fluid return line;
a second fluid inlet adapted to fluidly couple to a second fluid return line;
a heat exchanger;
a pump for circulating fluid from the first and second fluid inlets through the heat exchanger and to the first and second fluid outlets;
a sensing subsystem adapted to detect if the first fluid outlet becomes disconnected from the first fluid supply line and if the second fluid outlet becomes disconnected from the second fluid supply line; and
a controller in communication with the pump, the heat exchanger, and the sensing subsystem, the controller adapted to provide a first indication to a user if the first fluid outlet becomes disconnected from the first fluid supply line and to provide a second indication to the user if the second fluid outlet become disconnected from the second fluid supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,390,987

TENSIONING DEVICE FOR ORTHOSES

BAUERFEIND AG, Zeulenrod...

1. A tensioning device for an orthosis comprising:at least one first side element;
at least one second side element; and
at least one interjacently arranged central element including one of a plurality of openings and a plurality of contact points;
a plurality of pulley assemblies including a least a first pulley assembly, a second pulley assembly, a third pulley assembly and a fourth pulley assembly,
the first pulley assembly and the second pulley assembly connecting and running between the central element and the first side element,
the third pulley assembly and the fourth pulley assembly connecting and running between the central element and the second side element;
an arrangement for connecting the first, second, third and fourth pulley assemblies along a length of the central element, the arrangement including a plurality of openings having openings and a plurality of contact points, the plurality of contact points including first, second, third and fourth contact points,
wherein the openings of the plurality of openings are selectively engageable with the contact points of the plurality of contact points such that the first, second, third and fourth pulley assemblies are independently adjustable from one another the length of the central element, and
wherein either:
i) the plurality of pulley assemblies includes the plurality of contact points and the central element includes the plurality of opening along the length of the central element; or
ii) the central element includes the plurality of contact points along the length of the central element and the plurality of pulley assemblies includes the plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,390,985

BARIATRIC CLAMP WITH SUTURE PORTIONS, MAGNETIC INSERTS AND CURVATURE

ADVANCED BARIATRIC TECHNO...

1. A bariatric clamp comprising:a first elongated portion having a first proximal end and a first distal end opposite the first proximal end and comprising a first substrate member and a first polymer portion at least partially surrounding the first substrate member;
a second elongated portion having a second proximal end and a second distal end opposite the second proximal end and comprising a second substrate member and a second polymer portion at least partially surrounding the second substrate member; and
a bight portion comprising a third polymer portion forming a flexible hinge joining the first elongated portion at the first proximal end thereof and joining the second elongated portion at the second proximal end thereof;
wherein at least a portion of at least one of the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion is bent at least one of toward and away from the other of the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion at an intermediate point between the respective proximal end and the respective distal end of the elongated portion that is bent, and
wherein the intermediate point is nearer the other of the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion than at least one of the proximal end of the elongated portion that is bent and the distal end of the elongated portion that is bent is.

US Pat. No. 10,390,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY RETRIEVABLE STENTS

ICAD ENDOVASCULAR LLC, F...

1. A stent delivery system for delivery and deploying an expandable stent comprising:a catheter;
a shaft comprising a distal end, disposed within the catheter;
an expandable stent comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the shaft is attached directly to the expandable stent and the shaft is disposed within the expandable stent; and
a plurality of struts disposed within the expandable stent, wherein a first end of each strut is coupled to the shaft and a second end of each strut is coupled to the expandable stent,
wherein longitudinal movement of the shaft relative to the expandable stent pulls the distal end of the expandable stent and the proximal end of the expandable stent toward one another, extends the plurality of struts radially outward, and expands the expandable stent, and
wherein the plurality of struts provide an adjustable outward radial force to an outer surface of the expandable stent.

US Pat. No. 10,390,964

VARIABLE LORDOTIC INTERBODY SPACER

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. An apparatus for enabling a spinal fusion treatment and including a variable lordotic interbody spacer, the apparatus comprising:a face plate having a front surface and a rear surface, the face plate further having at least one actuation channel;
superior and inferior endplates, each of the endplates having first and second endplate arms coupled by an endplate base, each endplate arm coupled to the rear surface of the face plate via a hinge opposite from the base, and each endplate arm having a ramp recess on a top surface and a bottom surface;
an actuation frame positioned between the superior endplate and the inferior endplate, the actuation frame having first and second frame arms coupled by a frame base, each frame arm having an actuation ramp pin on a top surface and on a bottom surface fitted to a corresponding ramp recess, the actuation frame further including a receptacle formed at the inside of the frame base between each frame arm; and
an actuation screw having a head, body and threaded end, the actuation screw body passing through the actuation channel, the head retained at the front surface and the threaded end threadably coupled to the receptacle of the actuation frame, wherein, when operated, the actuation screw moves the actuation frame between the superior endplate and the inferior endplate to adjust an angle formed there between, and wherein the actuation screw is configured to be retained in the face plate by a screw plate retainer fastened to the front surface of the face plate, wherein the screw plate retainer is configured to allow rotation of the actuation screw within the face plate while otherwise preventing the actuation screw from changing position relative to the face plate.

US Pat. No. 10,390,948

LEAFLET-CUFF ATTACHMENTS FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

St. Jude Medical, Cardiol...

1. A prosthetic heart valve, comprising:a stent having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition, the stent having a plurality of commissure features;
a valve assembly secured to the stent, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets secured to the commissure features and a cuff, each of the leaflets having a free edge, and a second edge opposite the free edge;
a reinforcement radially disposed between the stent and the cuff, the reinforcement being adjacent the second edge of each of the leaflets;
a first reverse-running stitch having an inner portion at least partially disposed on a first side of a first leaflet of the plurality of leaflets, and an outer portion at least partially disposed on a second side of the first leaflet; and
a second stitch that pierces through the first leaflet, the cuff above the reinforcement, and the cuff below the reinforcement such that at least one loop is formed around the reinforcement.

US Pat. No. 10,390,927

GRAFT SCAFFOLD WITH PLASMONIC ACTIVITY, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ...

1. A two dimensional (2D) active plasmonic scaffold, comprising:a polymer film having a first surface;
a first nanoparticle layer having first nanoparticles partially embedded on the first surface of the polymer film,
wherein the first nanoparticles comprising first functional groups attached thereon; and
a second nanoparticle layer comprising second nanoparticles disposed on the first nanoparticles, wherein the second nanoparticles comprises second functional groups attached thereon, and the second functional groups are different from the first functional groups,
wherein the first functional groups are one of —COOH and —NH2, the second functional groups are the other one of —COOH and —NH2, and the first functional groups and the second functional groups are covalently bonded.

US Pat. No. 10,390,910

INTEGRATED DENTAL IMPLANT COMPONENT AND TOOL FOR PLACEMENT OF A DENTAL IMPLANT COMPONENT

DENTSPLY SIRONA INC., Yo...

1. An integrated dental component and tool comprising:a dental component having a first longitudinal axis; and
a tool comprising a lower portion having a second longitudinal axis, the lower portion comprising a gripping segment extending to an end portion having a continuous non-circular conical taper, the continuous non-circular conical taper extending about an entire periphery of the end portion relative to the second longitudinal axis, the end portion defining the continuous non-circular conical taper, the continuous non-circular conical taper providing a friction fit engagement between an external surface of the lower portion and an internal surface of the dental component during mutual alignment of the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis, such that rotating the tool effects rotation of the dental component, the gripping segment being selectably graspable by a clinician subsequent to the mutual alignment of the first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis, an upper portion being removably received by a first bore in the lower portion, the tool further comprising:
a bias member positioned within a second bore in the upper portion and biasing the tool driver in a predetermined direction, the bias member being a coil spring; and
a tool driver retained in the upper portion, the tool driver extending through the lower portion, wherein the tool driver is a screwdriver.

US Pat. No. 10,390,909

PROSTHESIS SYSTEM

DENTALPOINT AG, Zurich (...

1. A dental prosthesis system comprising: a ceramic implant for osseointegration in a jaw bone; a connection screw, wherein the ceramic implant comprises a receiving opening adapted to receive the connection screw; an abutment securable in the receiving opening of the implant (1) by the connection screw (7, 7?, 7?, 7??), wherein the connection screw is made of fibre reinforced thermoplastic; and a screw lock, which includes a first interlocking means and a second interlocking means, wherein the first interlocking means is arranged on the connection screw (7, 7?, 7?, 7??) and the second interlocking means arranged at the receiving opening of the implant, and when tightening or releasing the connection screw (7, 7?, 7?, 7??) in the implant, the first interlocking means is elastically deformable in conjunction with the second interlocking means; and wherein the first interlocking means is formed as a multi-edged outer profile on the connection screw (7, 7?, 7?, 7??) and the second interlocking means is formed as a multi-edged inner profile (13) in the receiving opening of the implant, wherein the multi-edged inner profile is preferably formed as a triangular profile.

US Pat. No. 10,390,897

MEDICAL DEVICE ADAPTER WITH WRIST MECHANISM

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical device having a drive mechanism comprising:a proximal transmission shaft defining a first longitudinal axis, the proximal transmission shaft including a connector sleeve disposed at a proximal end thereof and a first gear disposed at a distal end thereof, wherein the connector sleeve is couplable to the surgical device;
a middle transmission shaft including a second gear disposed at a proximal end thereof and meshingly engaged with the first gear and a third gear disposed at a distal end thereof, the middle transmission shaft defining a second longitudinal axis, the middle transmission shaft movable relative to the proximal transmission shaft from a first position where the first and second longitudinal axes are in a parallel orientation to a second position where the first and second longitudinal axes are in a non-parallel orientation; and
a distal transmission shaft including a fourth gear disposed at a proximal end thereof and meshingly engaged with the third gear, the distal transmission shaft defining a third longitudinal axis, the distal transmission shaft movable relative to the proximal and middle transmission shafts,
wherein the first, second, third and fourth gears define an elliptical shape along each respective axis of the first, second, and third longitudinal axes, the first, second, third, and fourth gears maintaining rotatable engagement during a respective movement of the proximal, middle, and distal transmission shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,390,864

INTERSPINOUS IMPLANT

Zimmer Biomet Spine, Inc....

1. An interspinous implant having a longitudinal superior-inferior axis, the interspinous implant comprising:a body having a medial-lateral width and an anterior-posterior depth;
a first bracket connected to the body and extending in the superior direction, the first bracket comprising a first pair of legs that define a first opening extending along a first bracket axis, the first bracket axis extending parallel to the longitudinal superior-inferior axis;
a second bracket connected to the body and extending in the inferior direction, the second bracket comprising a second pair of legs that define a second opening extending along a second bracket axis, the second bracket axis extending parallel to the longitudinal superior-inferior axis;
a first channel defined by the interspinous implant between the first pair of legs; and
a second channel defined by the interspinous implant between the second pair of legs, the first and second channels extend parallel to one another in an anterior-posterior direction and oblique to the longitudinal superior-inferior axis along at least portions of respective lengths thereof;
wherein the second pair of legs are spaced to directly engage a spinous process of a vertebra by having a spacing that approximates a width of the spinous process;
wherein the second bracket includes flanges extending laterally from the second pair of legs to directly engage a lamina of the vertebra adjacent the spinous process, the flanges having a length sufficient to support the lamina;
wherein the first bracket and the second bracket are offset in the anterior-posterior direction such that the first bracket axis and the second bracket axis are not coaxial; and
wherein the second pair of legs is configured to engage an anterior portion of the spinous process of the vertebra and the first pair of legs is configured to support a posterior portion of an additional spinous process of an additional vertebra superior of the vertebra engaged by the second pair of legs when the second bracket is engaged with the lamina of the vertebra adjacent the spinous process.

US Pat. No. 10,390,841

CONTROL OF MOTOR VELOCITY OF A SURGICAL STAPLING AND CUTTING INSTRUMENT BASED ON ANGLE OF ARTICULATION

ETHICON LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:a motor operable to translate an articulation member along a distance from a proximal position to a distal position, wherein the articulation member is translatable relative to an end effector the distance from the proximal position to the distal position, wherein the translation of the articulation member causes an articulation joint to articulate, and wherein the motor comprises an engaged condition, a disengaged condition, and a hold condition;
a control circuit coupled to the motor;
a position sensor coupled to the control circuit, wherein the position sensor is configured to detect a position of the articulation member along at least a portion of the distance; and
wherein the control circuit is configured to:
receive a position input from the position sensor indicative of an articulation position of the articulation member;
identify a predetermined threshold corresponding to the articulation position of the articulation member;
determine a control action of the motor, when the motor is in the disengaged condition, in response to a movement of the articulation member that exceeds the predetermined threshold; and
control the movement of the articulation member, wherein controlling the movement of the articulation member comprises engaging the motor to the hold condition.

US Pat. No. 10,390,837

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATING ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

RenalPro Medical, Inc., ...

1. A device for preventing acute kidney injury from contrast agent introduced into vasculature of a subject, the device comprising:a catheter shaft comprising proximal portion and a distal portion;
an occlusive element disposed on the proximal portion; and
at least one longitudinal position indication feature on the occlusive element,
wherein the occlusive element has an expanded configuration in which, when advanced into an abdominal aorta and positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject, is sized to occlude the renal artery ostia while allowing blood flow over the catheter shaft, and
wherein the distal portion is configured to remain outside a body of the subject when the proximal portion is positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject,
wherein the occlusive element comprises a first expandable member disposed on a first lateral side of the proximal portion and a second expandable member disposed on a second lateral side of the proximal portion, the first and second expandable members being disposed in parallel about the catheter shaft, and
wherein the first and second expandable members have an expanded configuration in which, when advanced into an abdominal aorta and positioned adjacent renal artery ostia of the subject, are sized to occlude the renal artery ostia while allowing blood flow over the catheter shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,390,830

SURGICAL CLIP APPLICATOR

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A surgical clip applicator comprising:an individual clip magazine being formed as a separate unit; and
a universal handgrip to which the individual clip magazine being arbitrarily selected from a number of different types of clip magazines, can be detachably mounted or fastened,
wherein the individual clip magazine comprises:
a crimping head or crimping tool at a distal end portion;
a clip receiving portion provided proximal to the crimping head or crimping tool;
a clip advancing device for conveying individual clips from the clip receiving portion via an individual feed path toward the crimping head or crimping tool;
a magazine-integrated coding comprising two limiting stops defining the individual feed path thereby limiting the clip advancing device in its conveying movement, which limiting stops are formed and positioned depending on the clip type to be applied; and
a proximal end portion on the individual clip magazine, the proximal end portion on the individual clip magazine being adapted to detachably lock or arrest the individual clip magazine in the universal hand grip, and
wherein the universal handgrip comprises:
an integrated force transmission gearing comprising:
at least one manually graspable handle as an actuation-/input part; and
a coupling element as an actuation-/delivery part to the individual clip magazine, for which the coupling element is adapted to become interconnected with the clip advancing device when the individual clip magazine is mounted and locked/arrested in the universal handgrip by said proximal end portion on the individual clip magazine; and
an overload protection clutch in form of a sliding clutch for interrupting the force transmission in the gearing between the at least one manually graspable handle and the coupling element when the clip advancing device is limited in its conveying movement by one of said two limiting stops.

US Pat. No. 10,390,824

APPARATUS FOR ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An adapter assembly configured to selectively interconnect an end effector and a surgical instrument, the adapter assembly comprising:a shaft assembly including:
a distal neck housing including a first end that is connectable to at least one rotatable drive member of a surgical instrument and a second end that is connectable to at least one rotation receiving member of an end effector, the distal neck housing further including:
at least one gear system configured to convert a rotation of at least one rotatable drive member into at least two output forces to an end effector; and
a lock collar non-rotatably and slidably supported on the distal neck housing, the lock collar movable between a first position wherein a first output force of the at least two output forces actuates an end effector, and a second position wherein a second output force of the at least two output forces rotates an end effector relative to the shaft assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,390,783

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY DETECTOR IMAGE READOUT PROCESS

Carestream Health, Inc., ...

1. An x-ray detector comprising:a plurality of electrically-chargeable photosensitive cells arranged in rows and columns;
electric circuits connected to the plurality of electrically-chargeable photosensitive cells of each column and row to perform one or more readouts of charge contained in the plurality of electrically-chargeable photosensitive cells;
an acquisition control and image processing circuit programmed to:
acquire one or more partial exposed image frames during the one or more readouts of charge contained in the plurality of electrically-chargeable photosensitive cells;
acquire one or more dark frames during the one or more readouts of charge contained in the plurality of electrically-chargeable photosensitive cells after acquiring the one or more partial exposed image frames; and
combine the one or more partial exposed image frames and the one or more dark frames acquired after the one or more partial exposed image frames.

US Pat. No. 10,390,733

METABOLIC AND CARDIOPULMONARY MONITOR

LifeLens Technologies, LL...

27. A method for monitoring a disease state of a subject comprising:communicating, utilizing a sampling module, a breath gas sample from a breath stream of the subject to a control unit adapted to be worn by the subject;
monitoring and analyzing the breath gas sample utilizing the control unit; and
generating, utilizing the control unit, one or more signals based on the analysis, the signals being at least partially reflective of at least one metabolic and/or cardiopulmonary parameter of the subject;
wherein the sampling module comprises:
a tube with a lumen;
one or more sensing membranes positioned within the lumen of the tube; and
one or more shrouds surrounding at least a portion of the tube where the one or more sensing membranes are positioned, the one or more shrouds configured to reduce ambient light from reaching the one or more sensing membranes, the one or more shrouds configured to be at least partially opaque over one or more designated wavelengths of interest for exciting the one or more sensing membranes;
the tube providing a first path for an inbound breath gas sample from a subject side of the sampling module towards the one or more sensing membranes and a second path for an outbound breath gas sample to continue past the one or more sensing membranes towards the control unit;
wherein the control unit comprises:
an emitter configured to deliver an excitation signal to the one or more sensing membranes causing the one or more sensing membranes to emit a fluorescent signal; and
a detector configured to collect at least a portion of the emitted fluorescent signal;
a micropump in fluid communication with the sampling module, the micropump configured to operably draw the breath gas sample from the breath stream of the subject; and
one or more adjunct sensors, the one or more adjunct sensors comprising at least one of a flow sensor and a differential pressure sensor, the one or more adjunct sensors being configured:
to monitor a fluid state proximate the one or more sensing membranes;
to generate an output forming a compensation signal for calibrating readings of the one or more sensing membranes; and
to generate a pump control signal adjusting operation of the micropump to maintain a designated operable flow rate of the breath gas sample;
wherein the sampling module further comprises an identification component comprising one or more identification markers and calibration information;
wherein analyzing the breath gas sample with the control unit comprises utilizing the identification markers and calibration information from the sampling module to estimate at least one property of the one or more sensing membranes and utilizing the estimated at least one property to calibrate the emitted fluorescent signal; and
wherein the sampling module includes an interfacing component configured for at least partial insertion in a nasal cavity or an oral cavity of the subject, and the method further includes measuring one or more physiological or dimensional parameters of the nasal cavity or the oral cavity of the subject with one or more sensory elements coupled to the interfacing component.

US Pat. No. 10,390,721

MULTIMODAL BRAIN SENSING LEAD

NeuroPace, Inc., Mountai...

1. A system for measuring physiological information from a patient, the system comprising:a lead configured to be implanted in the patient, the lead comprising:
a body having a distal portion,
a plurality of lead components at the distal portion, wherein the plurality of lead components includes a plurality of macroelectrodes, a plurality of microelectrodes, and at least one optical assembly, and
a lead electronics module comprising a lead signal processor configured to process signals from one or more of the plurality of lead components to obtain at least one of a plurality of first measurements including a neuronal single unit activity measurement, a neuronal multi unit activity measurement, an optical blood volume measurement, or an optical blood oxygenation measurement; and
a host coupled to the lead, the host comprising:
a host control module configured to generate and output host control signals,
a host power supply configured to provide power, and
a host signal processor configured to process signals from one or more of the plurality of lead components to obtain at least one of a plurality of second measurements including neuronal field potential measurement or a rheoencephalography measurement,
wherein the host control module and the host power supply are electrically coupled to the lead electronics module, and the lead electronics module is configured to selectively enable, based on the host control signals:
a) a first sensing modality that provides one of the plurality of first measurements to the host by electrically coupling at least one of the plurality of lead components to at least one of: i) an input to the lead signal processor, and ii) the host power supply, and electrically coupling an output of the lead signal processor to the host, and
b) a second sensing modality that enables the host signal processor to obtain one of the plurality of second measurement by electrically coupling at least one of the plurality of lead components to the host signal processor, bypassing the lead signal processor.

US Pat. No. 10,390,717

TISSUE VARIABILITY COMPENSATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

Huntleigh Technology Limi...

1. An apparatus for compensating for a differential error between a plurality of body surface sensors for acquiring respective physiological signals from a human or animal patient, each such sensor respectively comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a charge-to-voltage converter connected to an output of the respective receiver, the apparatus comprising:a timing signal generator comprising an oscillator, to generate a timing signal;
a channel for each respective body surface sensor, the channel comprising:
(i) a current modulator to receive said timing signal and supply a current drive signal timed by said timing signal to the transmitter of the respective body surface sensor;
(ii) a synchronous receiver to receive said timing signal from the timing signal generator and an output signal timed by said timing signal from the charge-to-voltage converter of the respective body surface sensor and supply a broadband output signal;
(iii) an analogue high-pass filter to receive the broadband output signal from the synchronous receiver and supply a filtered output signal; and
(iv) an anti-aliasing analogue low-pass filter to receive the filtered output signal from the high-pass filter and supply an anti-aliased output signal;
the apparatus further comprising:
an analogue-to-digital converter to receive the anti-aliased output signal from the respective channel of each respective body surface sensor and supply a digital output signal for downstream signal processing;
wherein the timing signal generator also generates a digital representation of a sine wave and comprises a digital-to-analogue converter to receive the digital sine wave representation at an update rate higher than a frequency of the timing signal and convert the digital sine wave representation into an analogue sine wave having a frequency greater than a highest frequency of the physiological signals and less than a cut-off frequency of the anti-aliasing low pass filter;
a low-pass filter to receive the analogue sine wave from the digital-to-analogue converter and remove update rate components therefrom to provide a clean sine wave; and
an amplitude modulator to receive the clean sine wave from the low-pass filter and add the clean sine wave to the timing signal.

US Pat. No. 10,390,714

DEVICES FOR FIXING A SENSOR IN A LUMEN

Remon Medical Technologie...

1. A method of implanting a sensing device within an anatomical vessel network having a main anatomical vessel and an anatomical vessel branch of the main anatomical vessel, the method comprising:expanding a fixation element coupled to a sensing element of the device, at a first end of the sensing element, into firm contact with the wall of the main anatomical vessel at a longitudinal location proximal to and spaced apart from an ostium of the anatomical vessel branch; and
expanding a stabilization element coupled to the sensing element, at a second end of the sensing element, into firm contact with the wall of the main anatomical vessel at a longitudinal location distal to and spaced apart from the ostium of the anatomical vessel branch, wherein the stabilization element is a flange that consists of a single wire loop coupled, at a first end of the single wire loop, to the second end of the sensing element, extending away from the second end of the sensing element, curving back toward the second end of the sensing element, and coupled, at a second end of the single wire loop, to the second end of the sensing element; and wherein only the sensing element is positioned at the ostium of the anatomical vessel branch.

US Pat. No. 10,390,707

NEEDLE FOR BIOSENSOR AND BIO SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A biosensor needle comprising:a light-transmissive main body having a width that is less than a length of the main body, and is insertable into a testee; and
a plurality of metal particles provided on at least a portion of only an outer surface of the main body configured to contact a testee and generating a surface enhanced Raman scattering effect of light incident through the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,390,673

CLEANING ROBOT

SHENZHEN TOPBAND CO., LTD...

1. A cleaning robot, comprising a cleaning agent mopping device (1), a cleaning agent absorbing device (2), a water wiping and washing device (3), and a water absorbing device (4) arranged in tum along a moving direction of the cleaning robot;the cleaning agent mopping device (1) comprising a first crawler device (11) for contacting a to-be-cleaned surface and a cleaning agent container (12), and the first crawler device (11) applying cleaning agent from the cleaning agent container (12) to the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater;
the cleaning agent absorbing device (2) comprising a second crawler device (21) for absorbing remained cleaning agent on the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater;
the water wiping and washing device (3) comprising a third crawler device (31) for contacting the to-be-cleaned surface and a water container (32), and the third crawler device (31) applying water from the water container (32) to the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater; and
the water absorbing device (4) comprising a fourth crawler device (41) for contacting the to-be-cleaned surface; and the fourth crawler device (41) absorbing remained water on the to-be-cleaned surface and reclaiming wastewater.

US Pat. No. 10,390,609

TABLE TOP AND SKIRT WITH FOLDABLE LEGS

NEMO EQUIPMENT, INC., Do...

1. A foldable tabletop and tabletop supporting legs comprising:a tabletop comprising a plurality of segments, each of said plurality of segments coupled to an adjacent two of said plurality of segments by a hinge mechanism, said hinge mechanism configured for allowing one or more of said plurality of segments to fold along said hinge mechanism onto an adjacent one of said plurality of segments, said tabletop including a top surface and a bottom surface;
a tabletop skirt, said tabletop skirt comprising four tabletop skirt sections, said four tabletop skirt sections configured for folding downward from a storage position in a recess located in said bottom surface of said tabletop, said four tabletop skirt sections forming four tabletop skirt corners when in said folded downward position; and
four table legs, each of said four table legs including a vertical fold mechanism and a horizontal fold mechanism, said horizontal fold mechanism configured for allowing said four table legs to fold in a horizontal direction reducing a non-folded length of each of said four table legs, and said vertical fold mechanism configured for allowing said four table legs to fold in a vertical direction reducing a non-folded width of said table legs.

US Pat. No. 10,390,592

ANTI-THEFT CARRYING STRAP

Travel Caddy, Inc., Elk ...

1. A carry strap for a carrying bag, the carry strap comprising:a first wire cable;
a second wire cable; and
a first flexible material having its length substantially greater than its width, the first flexible material having a first side and a second side, the first flexible material having a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge along its length, having first and second lateral regions along its length, and having a central region along its length in between the first and second lateral regions, the first lateral region folded around the first wire cable to enclose the first wire cable on the first side of the first flexible material, and the second lateral region folded around the second wire cable to enclose the second wire cable on the first side of the first flexible material.

US Pat. No. 10,390,586

VENTILATION OF FOOTWEAR

1. A method for ventilating a footwear, comprising:providing a ventilation apparatus comprising a set of parts attached to said footwear, said set of parts comprising:
an electric pump disposed on an ankle section of said footwear;
a switching unit in electrical communication with said electric pump, said switching unit disposed on said ankle section of said footwear, wherein said switching unit selectively changes modes of operation of said electric pump, said modes of operation comprising:
a pump mode for pumping an ambient fluid from an ambient environment external to said footwear into a cavity of said footwear; and
an exhaust mode for exhausting an exhaust fluid from said cavity of said footwear to said ambient environment external to said footwear;
a fluid diffuser comprising:
a diffusing member positioned within said cavity of said footwear and operably connected to said electric pump in said ankle section through a feed pipe; and
said feed pipe connected to and extending from said electric pump in said ankle section into said diffusing member, said feed pipe positioned within said footwear proximal to an inner surface of said footwear;
switching said electric pump to said pump mode using said switching unit and pumping said ambient fluid from said ambient environment external to said footwear into said cavity of said footwear via said feed pipe and said diffusing member; and
switching said electric pump to said exhaust mode using said switching unit and suctioning and transferring said exhaust fluid in said cavity of said footwear to said ambient environment external to said footwear via said feed pipe and said diffusing member.

US Pat. No. 10,390,583

FOOTWEAR WITH REFRACTIVE INTERNAL ILLUMINATION

1. A footwear with refractive internal illumination comprising:a footwear;
a translucent body;
an illumination system;
the footwear comprising a sole section and an upper;
the upper comprising an opaque light refracting section and a liner;
the illumination system comprising a power source and at least one light source;
the at least one light source being electrically connected to the power source;
a light wavelength of light emitted from the at least one light source being approximate to a light wavelength of the opaque light refracting section;
the upper being connected to the sole section;
the at least one light source being connected to the translucent body;
the translucent body being housed in between the opaque light refracting section and the liner;
the translucent body being configured to refract light, the footwear being configured such that the light then reflects between the translucent body and the opaque light refracting section, the opaque light refracting section being configured to then refract the light to create twice-refracted light, whereby the twice-refracted light internally illuminates the opaque light refracting section;
the translucent body comprising a plurality of refractive boundary sections;
the plurality of refractive boundary sections comprising a plurality of cavities;
the translucent body comprising a first refractive index;
each of the plurality of refractive boundary sections comprising a second refractive index; and
the translucent body being configured to refract light at the first refractive index, the plurality of cavities being configured to refract light at the second refractive index, the footwear being configured such that the first refractive index of light and the second refractive index of light then reflect between the translucent body and the opaque light refracting section, the opaque light refracting section being configured to then refract the first refractive index and second refractive index of light to create twice-refracted light, whereby the first refractive index of twice-refracted light and the second refractive index of twice-refracted light internally illuminate the opaque light refracting section, and whereby the second refractive index of twice-refracted light appears as brighter points of light on the opaque light refracting section as compared to the first refractive index of twice-refracted light.

US Pat. No. 10,390,579

HELMET WITH AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY PROCESSING

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. A helmet comprising:a rigid shell configured to spatially divide a shell interior from a shell ambience;
an acoustic front-end comprising at least one loudspeaker disposed in the shell interior, at least one interior microphone configured to pick up sound in the shell interior when the helmet is worn by a user, and at least one exterior microphone, the at least one interior microphone having a sensitivity that is higher in the shell interior than in the shell ambience, and the at least one exterior microphone having a sensitivity that is higher in the shell ambience than in the shell interior when the helmet is worn by the user;
a controllable transceiver operatively coupled to the acoustic front-end, the controllable transceiver being configured to establish a speech link with a counterpart transceiver via at least one wireless communication channel; and
a controller configured to receive an emergency indication signal and to control the controllable transceiver to automatically establish via the at least one wireless communication channel the speech link between the acoustic front-end and the counterpart transceiver when the emergency indication signal is received.

US Pat. No. 10,390,560

FLAVOUR STICK

Filtrona Filter Products ...

1. A tobacco product package comprising:a lid hinged to a main body; and
a flavouring insert comprising a substrate and a flavouring agent, wherein the substrate comprises a sheet of cellulose acetate material, wherein the flavouring agent comprises menthol or clove, and wherein the menthol or clove is present in an amount from 50 to 500 mg per cm3 volume of the substrate;
wherein the flavouring insert is enclosed within the lid.

US Pat. No. 10,390,517

ANIMAL TOY

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. An animal toy comprising:an elongated body portion having a first end and a second end;
a first wheel disposed adjacent the first end, the first wheel having an opening configured to enable access to an interior thereof;
a second wheel disposed adjacent the second end, the second wheel having an opening configured to enable access to an interior thereof;
at least one electric motor configured to drive the first wheel and the second wheel independently; and
a controller programmed to control the at least one electric motor and the rotational speed and direction of each of the first and second wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,390,501

SPRINKLER CONTROL SYSTEM

Technology West, LLC, Sa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a housing containing a Wi-Fi enabled microcontroller and a relay switch disposed in the housing and in operable communication with the microcontroller;
a pair of wires extending from the housing to receive operational power for the microcontroller from a commercially available sprinkler controller;
a first control wire extending from the housing to connect to a first electrical terminal on the sprinkler controller for purpose of modifying an output of the sprinkler controller;
a second control wire extending from the housing to connect to a second electrical terminal on the sprinkler controller for purpose of modifying an output of the sprinkler controller, the first control wire and the second control wire to place the housing in-circuit with the sprinkler controller independent from electrical communication through any sprinkler valve; and
means to communicate information from the world wide web to the microcontroller to provide information upon which the decision made by the microcontroller to water or not to water may be based; wherein:
the microcontroller is programmable to operate the relay switch and thereby interrupt any valve-operating electrical output from the sprinkler controller caused by a watering schedule of the sprinkler controller, electrical communication through the first control wire and second control wire being interruptible by the relay switch responsive to a plurality of input parameters comprising forecast rainfall, temperature, and wind speed.

US Pat. No. 10,390,496

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PLANT GROWTH MANAGEMENT

1. A system for supply of conditioned gases to an environmentally controlled enclosure (ECE) that monitors transpiration rates of plants in the ECE and controls properties of conditioned gases provided to the ECE, said system comprising:a gas inlet system, said gas inlet system comprising a makeup gas inlet for receiving makeup gas and a recirculated gas inlet for receiving recirculated gas, which are mixed to provide an inlet gas;
a variable mass flow inlet fan for regulation of mass flow of conditioned gases to the ECE;
a chilling system for cooling gases collected at said gas inlet system;
a heating system for heating gases discharged from said chilling system;
an ECE inlet;
an ECE outlet;
a recirculation system, said recirculation system configured to normally return a portion of exhaust gases from said ECE outlet as recirculated gas to said recirculated gas inlet, and to normally exhaust a portion of said exhaust gases from said ECE through an outlet vent;
a variable mass recycle fan to maintain pressure in said ECE at a selected pressure setpoint, said variable mass recycle fan configured for transfer of exhaust gases from said ECE to said recirculation system;
a control system comprising sensors and data transmitters for (a) dry bulb temperature, (b) wet bulb temperature, to determine the properties of gases at each of (1) said makeup gas inlet, (2) said outlet of said variable mass inlet fan, and (3) said ECE outlet, (c) pressure sensors and transmitters to determine the properties of gases at each of (1) said outlet of said variable mass inlet fan and (2) at said ECE outlet, and (d) a mass flow measurement device at said outlet of said variable mass inlet fan;
said control system further comprising a programmable logic controller, the programmable logic controller configured for receiving data from said mass flow measurement device and from each of said dry bulb and said wet bulb temperature sensors, pressure sensors, and configured to simultaneously and independently control (a) the mass of conditioned gases entering the ECE by varying the mass output of said inlet fan, and (b) the absolute humidity of conditioned gases entering the ECE, and (c) the dry bulb temperature of conditioned gases entering the ECE, by cooling and heating the gases collected by the gas inlet system as necessary to achieve an absolute humidity, dry bulb temperature for mass of conditioned gases entering the ECE; and
said programmable logic controller further configured to (a) calculate and record transpiration rates of plants in said ECE, as indicated by an amount of water vapor added to the conditioned gases entering the ECE which occurs during transformation of the conditioned gases to exhaust gases leaving the ECE, and (b) to operate the system to control absolute humidity and temperature of the conditioned gases at said outlet of said variable mass inlet fan.
US Pat. No. 10,392,262

STANNOUS OXIDE POWDER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING STANNOUS OXIDE POWDER

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A stannous oxide powder which is a particle body having a plurality of plate-like protrusions protruding outward, and has an average particle size in a range of 1 ?m to 15 ?m, wherein the amount of alkali is 10 ppm by mass or less, and the amount of acid excluding carbonic acid is 50 ppm by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,391,045

COMPOSITION CONTAINING P-MENTHANE-3, 8-DIOL AND ITS USE AS INSECT REPELLANT

1. A moderately viscous liquid suitable for being used as an insect repellent, said liquid comprising from 5 to 12% w/w of PMD-citronellal acetal, from 7 to 14% w/w isopulegol and the remainder being p-menthane-3,8-diol, which approximates to a ternary eutectic and is liquid at ambient temperatures.
US Pat. No. 10,390,544

MUNG BEAN PROTEIN GEL COMPOSITION AND CHEESE-LIKE FOOD

FUJI OIL COMPANY LIMITED,...

1. A gelled composition of mung bean protein comprising a mung bean protein and an alkali metal ion,wherein the gelled composition of mung bean protein comprises the alkali metal ion being at least 50 mM and no greater than 3M based on the total amount of the gelled composition of mung bean protein,
wherein the alkali metal ion is at least one of sodium ion and potassium ion, and
wherein the gelled composition of mung bean protein does not comprise soybean protein.
US Pat. No. 10,392,601

IN VITRO MATURATION OF A MAMMALIAN CUMULUS OOCYTE COMPLEX

Vrije Universiteit Brusse...

1. A capacitation medium for in vitro maturation of an immature mammalian cumulus oocyte complex, the medium comprising 0.1-50 nM C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), estradiol and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).
US Pat. No. 10,390,552

HIGHLY REFINED CELLULOSE-BASED GEL

1. A method of forming a gel comprising from a highly refined cellulose comprising:providing a composition of highly refined cellulose fiber as at least 0.5% weight/weight highly refined cellulose to water;
adding at least one buffering agent to the composition to maintain the pH of the composition at a pH below 9.5;
bringing the buffered composition to a boil;
stirring the buffered composition before cooling the buffered composition to form a gel; and
cooling the buffered composition to below 25° C. to form a gel.
US Pat. No. 10,392,616

CRISPR RNA TARGETING ENZYMES AND SYSTEMS AND USES THEREOF

Arbor Biotechnologies, In...

1. An engineered, non-naturally occurring Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat (CRISPR) associated (Cas) system comprising:an RNA guide or a nucleic acid encoding the RNA guide, wherein the RNA guide comprises a direct repeat sequence and a spacer sequence capable of hybridizing to a target nucleic acid, wherein the direct repeat sequence comprises 5?-X1X2X3X4TX5TX6AAAC-3? (SEQ ID NO: 151) at the 3? terminal end of the RNA guide, and wherein X1 is A or C or G, X2 is G or T, X3 is A or G, X4 is C or G or T, X5 is C or T, and X6 is A or G; and
a Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein or a nucleic acid encoding the Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein, wherein the Type VI-D CRISPR-Cas effector protein is capable of binding to the RNA guide and of targeting the target nucleic acid sequence complementary to the spacer sequence, and wherein the target nucleic acid is an RNA.
US Pat. No. 10,391,080

KETOROLAC FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

Cipla Limited, Mumbai (I...

1. A method for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma in a patient, the method comprising administering to said patient ketorolac, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, in an amount effective to treat renal cell carcinoma.
US Pat. No. 10,391,128

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING BACTERIAL STRAINS

4D Pharma Research Limite...

1. A pharmaceutical composition that comprises from about 1×103 to about 1×1011 CFU/g of a bacteria strain of the species Eubacterium contortum with respect to total weight of the pharmaceutical composition, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, diluent, or carrier,wherein the bacteria strain is lyophilized, and wherein the bacteria strain comprises a 16S rRNA gene polynucleotide, wherein the 16S rRNA gene polynucleotide comprises a polynucleotide sequence with at least 99% sequence identity to the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:4, as determined by a Smith-Waterman homology search algorithm using an affine gap search with a gap open penalty of 12, a gap extension penalty of 2, and a Blocks Substitution Matrix (BLOSUM) of 62.
US Pat. No. 10,392,424

MODIFIED MENINGOCOCCAL FHBP POLYPEPTIDES

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. A mutant v2 fHbp polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 5 and containing an amino acid residue corresponding to residue S32 of SEQ ID NO:5 that has been substituted with any other amino acid, and further comprising a substitution at a position corresponding to L123 of SEQ ID NO:5.
US Pat. No. 10,391,144

ATHEROSCLEROSIS INHIBITION VIA MODULATION OF MONOCYTE-MACROPHAGE PHENOTYPE USING APO A-I MILANO GENE TRANSFER

Cedars-Sinai Medical Cent...

1. A method of reducing plaque lipid content or plaque macrophage content in an aortic sinus, an innominate artery, or both, and optionally monitoring monocyte or macrophage phenotypic switching, in a subject in need of changing the phenotype of a monocyte or macrophage from a proinflammatory M1 phenotype to an anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype, comprising:administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition comprising serotype 8 recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV8) to change the phenotype of the monocyte or macrophage from the proinflammatory M1 phenotype to the anti-inflammatory M2 phenotype, said rAAV8 further comprises an exogenous gene encoding apolipoprotein A-I Milano (ApoA-I Milano),
wherein the plaque lipid content or the plaque macrophage content in the aortic sinus, the innominate artery, or both is reduced, and
wherein the serum level of ApoA-I Milano protein in the subject is 102 ng/mL or less at four weeks after administration of the rAAV8 by intravenous injection.
US Pat. No. 10,395,761

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING, VISUALIZING AND CLASSIFYING MOLECULAR FUNCTIONAL PROFILES

BostonGene Corporation, ...

21. A method comprising:administering a first anti-cancer therapy to a subject,
wherein the first anti-cancer therapy was identified by identifying a molecular-functional (MF) profile cluster with which to associate an MF profile for the subject, the identifying comprising:
obtaining first RNA expression data for biological samples from a plurality of subjects;
determining a respective plurality of molecular-functional (MF) profiles for the plurality of subjects at least in part by, for each of the plurality of subjects,
determining, using the first RNA expression data, a respective gene group expression level for each group in a set of gene groups, the set of gene groups comprising gene groups associated with cancer malignancy and different gene groups associated with cancer microenvironment;
clustering the plurality of MF profiles to obtain MF profile clusters including:
a first MF profile cluster associated with inflamed and vascularized biological samples and/or inflamed and fibroblast-enriched biological samples,
a second MF profile cluster associated with inflamed and non-vascularized biological samples and/or inflamed and non-fibroblast-enriched biological samples,
a third MF profile cluster associated with non-inflamed and vascularized biological samples and/or non-inflamed and fibroblast-enriched biological samples, and
a fourth MF profile cluster associated with non-inflamed and non-vascularized biological samples and/or non-inflamed and non-fibroblast-enriched biological samples;
obtaining second RNA expression data for a biological sample from the subject, wherein the subject is not in the plurality of subjects;
determining a molecular-functional (MF) profile for the subject at least in part by determining, using the second RNA expression data, a gene group expression level for each group in the set of gene groups to obtain gene group expression levels for the subject; and
comparing the gene group expression levels for the subject to gene group expression levels associated with the MF profile clusters;
wherein the first anti-cancer therapy comprises a therapy selected from the group consisting of: antibody drug conjugates, hormonal therapy, viral therapy, genetic therapy, non-immune protein therapy, antiangiogenic agents, anti-cancer vaccines, soluble receptor therapy, and cell based therapies.
US Pat. No. 10,392,433

BROADLY NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY DIRECTED AGAINST HIV-1 GP140

The Rockefeller Universit...

1. An isolated anti-HIV antibody, or antigen binding portion thereof, comprising (i) a heavy chain region that comprises CDRH 1, CDRH 2, CDRH 3 and (ii) a light chain region that comprises CDRL 1, CDRL 2 and CDRL 3, wherein said CDRH 1, CDRH 2, CDRH 3, CDRL 1, CDRL 2, and CDRL 3 comprise the sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 39-44, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,391,161

FSBM RECOMBINANT PROTEIN

I-SHOU UNIVERSITY, Kaohs...

1. A FSBM recombinant protein for conferring protection against group C streptococcus infection in an animal subject, comprising:a first peptide fragment, having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO. 5;
a second peptide fragment, having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO. 6;
a third peptide fragment, having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO. 7; and
a fourth peptide fragment, having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO. 8.
US Pat. No. 10,391,167

MUCOSAL VACCINE COMPOSITION

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for inducing humoral immunity in a human or animal, comprising:administering to the human or animal a mucosal vaccine composition to a mucous membrane selected from the group consisting of a human or animal intraoral mucous membrane, ocular mucous membrane, ear mucous membrane, genital mucous membrane, pharyngeal mucous membrane, respiratory tract mucous membrane, bronchial mucous membrane, pulmonary mucous membrane, gastric mucous membrane, enteric mucous membrane, and rectal mucous membrane, the mucosal vaccine composition comprising:
at least one antigen derived from a pathogen; and
as an adjuvant, a lipopolysaccharide derived from at least one gram-negative bacterium selected from the group consisting of Pantoea, Acetobacter, Zymomonas, and Xanthomonas, or a salt of the lipopolysaccharide,
wherein:
a mass ratio between a total mass of the adjuvant and a total mass of the antigen is 0.002 to 500; and
the mucosal vaccine composition is administered in an amount effective to induce humoral immunity in the human or animal.
US Pat. No. 10,391,180

SELF-ASSEMBLING COMPLEX FOR TARGETING CHEMICAL AGENTS TO CELLS

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENT...

1. A method of preparing a drug delivery molecule, comprising:incubating an intercalating drug with a nucleic acid molecule to create a complex; and
incubating said complex with a polypeptide adapted to target and penetrate a type of cell to form the drug delivery molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,392,467

COATINGS COMPRISING BRANCHED POLYESTER-URETHANE RESINS

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A coating composition comprising:i) a polyester-urethane resin and
ii) a crosslinker; wherein the polyester-urethane resin i) comprises an uncured, branched polyester-urethane resin prepared by free radical polymerization of double bonds in an unsaturated polyester-urethane prepolymer, wherein the unsaturated polyester-urethane prepolymer is prepared by reacting:
a) one or more polyols;
b) one or more unsaturated polycarboxylic acids and/or anhydrides and/or esters thereof; and
c) one or more isocyanates; wherein the branched polyester-urethane resin is not prepared from unsaturated monomers other than the unsaturated polycarboxylic acids and/or anhydrides and/or esters thereof of b), and wherein the branched polyester-urethane resin is not a graft copolymer; and wherein the crosslinker ii) is selected from phenolic resins, amino resins, epoxy resins, isocyanate resins, beta-hydroxy (alkyl) amide resins, alkylated carbamate resins, polyacids, anhydrides, organometallic acid-functional materials, polyamines, polyamides, aminoplasts and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,391,186

ACTINIUM-225 COMPOSITIONS OF MATTER AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

Triad National Security, ...

1. A method of treating cancer in a patient comprising administering to the patient an actinium-225 composition comprising the following quotient of activity quantity ratios:actinium-226/actinium-225 less than 1;
actinium-227/actinium-225 less than 0.03;
cerium-139/actinium-225 less than 0.3;
cerium-141/actinium-225 less than 30;
cerium-143/actinium-225 less than 1; and
lanthanum-140/actinium-225 less than 1.
US Pat. No. 10,391,202

HYALURONIC ACID-BASED GELS INCLUDING LIDOCAINE

Allergan Industrie SAS, ...

1. A stable, sterile soft tissue filler comprising:a hyaluronic acid (HA) component comprising HA crosslinked with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), and uncrosslinked HA, wherein the HA component comprises greater than about 10% uncrosslinked HA by volume; and
lidocaine at a concentration of about 0.3% by weight of the soft tissue filler combined with the HA component;
wherein the stable, sterile soft tissue filler is made by a process comprising:
providing the HA component;
adjusting the pH of the HA component to an adjusted pH above about 7.2;
adding a solution containing lidocaine to the HA component having the adjusted pH to obtain a soft tissue filler; and
heat sterilizing the soft tissue filler to obtain a stable, sterile soft tissue filler.
US Pat. No. 10,396,330

POROUS GRANULES CONTAINING MIXTURE OF RUBBER AND SILICA POWDERS

AMTEK RESEARCH INTERNATIO...

1. A silica-rubber granule, comprising:a combination including a first amount of a silica component and a second amount of a rubber component, the first amount of the silica component being greater than the second amount of the rubber component, the combination of the first and second amounts of the respective silica and rubber components comprised in a granule in which the silica component of the granule is a carrier within which the rubber component is distributed, wherein the granule comprises a compression-formed granule established by the dry combination of the first and second amounts of the respective silica and rubber components, and wherein a ratio, by weight, of the first amount of the silica component to the second amount of the rubber component is from about 4:1 to about 9:1.
US Pat. No. 10,391,479

HYDROCRACKING CATALYST, PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR HYDROCRACKING CATALYTIC DIESEL OIL

Fushun Research Institute...

1. A hydrocracking catalyst, comprising a support, an active metal component, and carbon,wherein, based on a total weight of the catalyst, a content of the support is 60 to 90 wt %, a content of the active metal component calculated in metal oxides is 15 to 40 wt %, and a content of carbon calculated in C element is 1 to 5 wt %;
wherein, measured with an infrared acidimetric estimation method, the catalyst has a total infrared acid of 0.4 to 0.8 mmol/g, an infrared acid amount of strong acid with desorption temperature greater than 350° C. of 0.08 mmol/g or lower, and a ratio of the total infrared acid amount to the infrared acid amount of strong acid with desorption temperature greater than 350° C. of 5 to 50,
wherein metal in the active metal component is selected from the group consisting of VIII metal elements and VIB metal elements, and a content of the VIII metal elements calculated in metal oxides is 2 to 15 wt %, and the content of the VIB metal elements calculated in metal oxides is 10 to 30 wt %,
wherein, on the surface of the catalyst, an atomic ratio of the VIII metal elements to Al is (0.2 to 0.5):1 and an atomic ratio of the VIB metal elements to Al is (0.4 to 0.8):1.
US Pat. No. 10,392,508

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF ELASTOMERIC REINFORCEMENT FIBERS IN ASPHALT CEMENT CONCRETE

FORTA CORPORATION, Grove...

1. A fiber-reinforced asphalt composition, comprising:asphalt; and
a plurality of reinforcement fibers composed of elastomeric polymer, wherein the plurality of reinforcement fibers has an aspect ratio from about 20 to about 5000, and each of the plurality of reinforcement fibers has a denier from about 130 to about 1500.

US Pat. No. 10,398,009

LIGHTING DEVICE BASED ON SCENARIO-ACTIVATION USING PUSH SERVICE, AND PUSH SERVER, CONTROL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE LIGHTING DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A lighting device based on scenario-activation using a push service, the lighting device comprising:a light source;
a storage that stores at least one scenario that controls light output from the light source;
a communication module that receives the scenario from a communication device and receives a control message for controlling activation of the scenario from the communication device; and
a controller configured to control the light source based on the scenario stored in the storage and the received control message,
wherein the communication device includes a plurality of communication devices and the scenario and the control message are received from a same one of the communication devices or from different ones of the communication device,
wherein the control message includes an identification of the communication device as a destination of the control message, and the communication device supplies the control message to an application operating on the communication device, and
wherein the application controls transfer of the received control message to the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,894

AUTONOMOUS POSITIONING SYSTEMS

CyberTAN Technology, Inc....

1. An autonomous positioning system for a mesh network, comprising:a mobile device coupled to the mesh network wirelessly, receiving a first transmitting signal, a second transmitting signal and a third transmitting signal via the mesh network, obtaining a first received signal strength indicator of the first transmitting signal, a second received signal strength indicator of the second transmitting signal, and a third received signal strength indicator of the third transmitting signal, and providing inertial positioning information and displaying map information of the mesh network;
a first stationary access point transmitting the first transmitting signal via the mesh network and receiving the first received signal strength indicator, the second received signal strength indicator and the third received signal strength indicator from the mobile device, wherein the first stationary access point obtains first distance information according to the first received signal strength indicator, obtains second distance information according to the second received signal strength indicator, obtains third distance information according to the third received signal strength indicator, and obtains a position of the mobile device according to the first distance information, the second distance information and the third distance information;
a second stationary access point transmitting the second transmitting signal via the mesh network;
a third stationary access point transmitting the third transmitting signal via the mesh network; andthe first stationary access point generates a moving path of the mobile device according to the inertial positioning information, and the map information is generated according to the moving path of the mobile device, wherein the mobile device is coupled to the first stationary access point wirelessly, and with moving of the mobile device, the first stationary access point obtains the first received signal strength indicator, the second received signal strength indicator and the third received signal strength indicator, wherein the first stationary access point transmits a switch instruction to the mobile device when the second received signal strength indicator exceeds the first received signal strength indicator, the switch instruction comprises a physical address of the second stationary access point, and the mobile device reconnects the second stationary access point using the physical address of the second stationary access point according to the switch instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,397,893

MOBILE TERMINAL POSITIONING METHOD, BASE STATION, AND NODE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, executed by a base station, the method comprising:allocating, for each node of one or more nodes, a respective specified time period for receiving an uplink reference signal at the respective node;
receiving, by the base station from each node of the one or more nodes, a respective uplink reference signal received by the respective node of the one or more nodes, wherein each node of the one or more nodes receives the uplink reference signal in the respective specified time period and forwards the respective uplink reference signal;
for each respective received uplink reference signal, obtaining power or a signal-to-noise ratio of the respective uplink reference signal;
selecting a time period corresponding to a first respective uplink reference signal with a maximum power or a maximum signal-to-noise ratio as a positioning time period;
selecting a corresponding positioning node according to the positioning time period and a respective specified time period allocated for receiving the first respective uplink reference signal; and
determining a location of a mobile terminal according to a location of the positioning node.

US Pat. No. 10,397,892

NETWORK REGISTRATION AND NETWORK SLICE SELECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method in an access and mobility function (AMF) of a network, the method comprising:receiving, by the AMF, a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) registration request pertaining to a User Equipment (UE) connected to an access node of the network, the NAS registration request comprising: Network Slice Selection Assistance Information (NSSAI) including a Single Network Slice Selection Assistance Information (S-NSSAI) which identifies a network slice; and a default PDU session indicator indicating whether establishing a default Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session for the network slice identified by the S-NSSAI is required;
at least partially in response to the NAS registration request:
registering the UE on the network; and
establishing the default Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session for the UE for the network slice identified by the S-NSSAI when the default PDU session indicator indicates that establishing a default Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session for the network slice identified by the S-NSSAI is required; and
transmitting, by the AMF, a registration response to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,891

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING MULTIPLE CELLULAR RADIO OPERATIONS

HTC Corporation, Toayuan...

1. A communication device for handling multiple cellular radio operations, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
transmitting a first user equipment (UE) capability to a first network, when the communication device attaches to the first network; and
transmitting a second UE capability to the first network, when the communication device attaches to the first network and a second network, wherein the first UE capability indicates a third maximum number of CCs on which communication device simultaneously transmits transmission(s), and the second UE capability indicates a fourth maximum number of CCs on which the communication device simultaneously transmits transmission(s), wherein the third maximum number is equal to or greater than the fourth maximum number, and the fourth maximum number is equal to or greater than 1; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,890

NODE UNIT CAPABLE OF MEASURING AND COMPENSATING TRANSMISSION DELAY AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A node unit which is connected to at least one other node unit via a transport medium, the node unit comprising:a delay measurement unit which transmits a test signal for measuring a delay to an upper adjacent node unit via the transport medium and detects a loop back signal to which the test signal is looped back via the upper adjacent node unit, thereby measuring an upper transmission delay between the upper adjacent node unit and the node unit;
a delay summation unit which, when a lower adjacent node unit exists, receives a lower transmission delay transmitted from the lower adjacent node unit, and calculates a summed transmission delay by summing the upper transmission delay and the lower transmission delay;
a control unit which transmits the summed transmission delay to the upper adjacent node unit, and calculates a compensation value for equalization of the summed transmission delay based on delay deviation information transmitted from a headend unit; and
a delay compensation unit which performs delay compensation for equalizing a transmission delay of an entire node distribution environment of a distributed antenna system based on the compensation value,
wherein the control unit calculates the compensation value based on delay deviation information transmitted from the headend unit, the delay deviation information corresponding to a difference between a maximum transmission delay in the entire node distribution environment of the distributed antenna system and a maximum transmission delay in a branch including a corresponding node unit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,889

METHOD FOR RECEIVING SYSTEM INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS NARROWBAND IOT AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving system information in a wireless communication system supporting a Narrow Band (NB)-Internet of Things (IoT), the method performed by a terminal comprising:receiving a narrowband synchronization signal (NBSS) through a narrowband (NB) from a base station;
acquiring, based on the NBSS, time synchronization and frequency synchronization with the base station; and
receiving the system information related to the NB-IoT through a narrowband physical broadcast channel (N-PBCH) from the base station,
wherein the system information includes operation mode information indicating an operation mode of the NB-1° T system and control information indicating an index of a legacy CRS (cell-specific reference signal) sequence, and
wherein the control information is associated with a PRB (physical resource block) index of a PRB to which the legacy CRS is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,888

PRECODED CSI-RS FOR PHASE SYNCHRONIZATION FOR RECIPROCITY-BASED COMP JOINT TRANSMISSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), sound reference signals (SRS) to a plurality of base stations in a coordinated multipoint (CoMP) group serving the UE;
detecting, at the UE, a phase synchronization reference signal from each of the plurality of base stations, wherein each of the phase synchronization reference signals is modulated with an uplink channel estimate between the UE and a corresponding base station of the plurality of base stations;
measuring, by the UE, a phase drift for each of the phase synchronization reference signals; and
reporting, by the UE, the phase drift to at least one of the plurality of base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,397,887

BACKGROUND CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR CALIBRATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of temperature-calibrating a non-temperature compensated crystal oscillator (XO) in a mobile device, the method comprising:determining that a temperature-calibration status of the XO is not fully temperature-calibrated;
detecting a trigger condition related to temperature-calibration of the XO; and
initiating a temperature-calibration session, wherein the temperature-calibration session comprises:
receiving wireless signals based on the trigger condition; and
temperature-calibrating the XO in a background mode based on the received wireless signals, wherein the mobile device is configured to execute position based applications or global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) based applications, and the background mode is independent from the position based applications or global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) based applications.

US Pat. No. 10,397,886

POWER RESERVATION FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION SIGNALING DURING SHORTENED TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying, from a plurality of component carriers (CCs) used in carrier aggregation (CA) communication, a first CC having a first transmission time interval (TTI) duration as a reference CC and a second CC having a second TTI duration different from the first TTI duration;
determining, at a first TTI boundary of a first TTI of the reference CC, a first transmit power for the reference CC and a second transmit power for the second CC of the plurality of CCs;
determining an amount of transmit power to be reserved during the first TTI for adjusting the second transmit power at second TTI boundaries of the second CC;
selecting a power amplifier (PA) gain value for a calibration point based at least in part on the amount of transmit power reserved during the first TTI, the first transmit power, and the second transmit power; and
transmitting, during the first TTI, at the first transmit power for the reference CC and at the second transmit power for the second CC, based at least in part on the amount of transmit power reserved, wherein the transmitting comprises digitally backing off from a transmit power corresponding to the PA gain value for the calibration point.

US Pat. No. 10,397,885

TERMINAL THAT TRANSMITS REPORTING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD OF TRANSMITTING REPORTING INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A terminal which communicates with a base station in a mobile communication system that supports carrier aggregation, the terminal comprising:a processor that calculates reporting information to be transmitted to the base station based on at least one specific predetermined time unit shared by the base station and the terminal; and
a transmitter that transmits the reporting information to the base station,
wherein the carrier aggregation is provided by a first cell that uses a first predetermined time unit and a second cell that uses a second predetermined time unit of which a time interval of the second predetermined time unit is less than a time interval of the first predetermined time unit,
wherein multiple second predetermined time units of the second cell correspond to the first predetermined time unit, and
wherein the at least one specific predetermined time unit is at least one of the multiple second predetermined time units.

US Pat. No. 10,397,884

POWER DETERMINING METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for a User equipment (UE) to determine power, wherein a user equipment UE is configured with multiple cells, a first subframe of a first cell corresponds to N second subframes of a second cell, and the method comprises:calculating, by the UE, a first power requirement on the first subframe, and N second power requirements on the N second subframes;
calculating, by the UE, a power indicator on the N second subframes according to the N second power requirements; and
determining, by the UE, transmit powers on the first subframe and the N second subframes according to a magnitude relationship between a maximum transmit power and a sum of the first power requirement and the power indicator, wherein
the first subframe is denoted as a subframe i, the N second subframes are denoted as subframes i1, i2, . . . , and iN, the first power requirement is denoted as Preq_c1(i), the second power requirement is denoted as Preq_c2(ij), the maximum transmit power corresponding to the first subframe i is denoted as PMAX(i), N is a positive integer greater than 1, and a value range of j is 1 to N.

US Pat. No. 10,397,883

TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL BASED ON POSITION OF MOVING PLATFORM AND PREVAILING EMISSION RESTRICTIONS

BAE Systems plc, London ...

1. Apparatus for a communications system of a moving platform comprising a plurality of systems, at least one platform application, and a communications module comprising at least one wireless communications link and configured to effect wireless data communication, wherein said apparatus comprises a communications planning module configured to:receive data representative of a communications requirement between said platform and a recipient node;
identify a communications link for supporting said communications requirement;
determine, using attribute data representative of a position and/or orientation of said platform relative to said recipient node, a distance and direction of said recipient node with respect to said platform;
receive data representative of prevailing emissions control restrictions including an upper emissions limit defining a maximum transmission power permitted to be utilised by an on-board antenna or portion of aperture antenna and an emissions duration value having calculations comprising a threat type and an ability to lock onto a detected signal;
determine an optimal transmission power, within said upper emissions limit, of said identified communications link taking into account at least said distance of said recipient node with respect to said platform; and
cause the transmission power of said identified communications link to be set to said optimal transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,397,882

COMPOUND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, TERMINAL AND SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

China Nuclear Power Engin...

1. A compound mobile communication method for a nuclear power plant, comprising the steps of:receiving a communication signal sent by a base station in a restricted area or an unrestricted area, the communication signal comprising a coded-modulation optical signal and/or an electromagnetic wave signal;
judging the communication signal received; and
reducing transmission power or not transmitting the electromagnetic wave signal if the communication signal is a coded-modulation optical signal; transmitting the electromagnetic wave signal normally if the communication signal is not a coded-modulation optical signal but an electromagnetic wave signal available; not transmitting the electromagnetic wave signal if the communication signal is not a coded-modulation optical signal or an electromagnetic wave signal available.

US Pat. No. 10,397,881

METHOD OF COORDINATING RADIO TRANSMITTERS BASED ON A CODING OF LEVEL OF POWER TRANSMITTED AND CORRESPONDING TRANSMITTER

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:coordinating a transmitter with K?1 other transmitters in a group of K transmitters, the K transmitters being in communication respectively with K receiving devices via channels that are characterized, for a frequency band m, between a respective one of the K transmitters and its respective receiving device, by a direct transmission channel gain and between the respective one of the K transmitters and each of the receiving devices except its respective receiving device by an interfering transmission channel gain, K>1, m?{1, . . . , M}, each of the K transmitters having knowledge of estimates of the direct transmission channel gain with its respective receiving device and of the interfering transmission channel gains affecting its respective receiving device, wherein the coordinating comprises:
an “exchange” stage comprising, per frequency band m:
a coding step comprising: each one of the K transmitters using a power level coding to determine a sequence of T2>1 subframes of T2 power levels coding the estimated direct transmission channel gain with its receiving device and coding the estimated interfering transmission channel gains affecting its receiving device; each one of the K transmitters transmitting the sequence of T2>1 subframes; and receiving by each one of the K transmitters, after each of the T2>1 subframes being transmitted, an SINR estimate as returned by its respective receiving device based on observation of a received signal while the K transmitters are simultaneously transmitting each of respective T2 subframes,
an estimation step comprising each one of the K transmitters estimating each of the T2 power levels transmitted by each one of the K?1 other transmitters using the returned T2 SINR estimates; and
a decoding step comprising each one of the K transmitters decoding each of the T2 power levels transmitted by each one of the K?1 other transmitters to determine the direct and interfering transmission channel gains coded by the T2 power levels transmitted by each one of the K?1 other transmitters.

US Pat. No. 10,397,880

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for controlling an uplink transmission power in a wireless access system, the method performed by a User Equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving control information for a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) through a repeatedly transmitted Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH); and
repeatedly transmitting a PUSCH for a predetermined number of times based on the control information,
wherein the PUSCH is repeatedly transmitted with a transmission power which is maintained constant during a time period for the repeated PUSCH transmissions,
wherein a starting time of the PUSCH is set to be separated from a time point of the repeatedly transmitted PDCCH by K subframes, and
wherein K is equal to or greater than 4 for Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD).

US Pat. No. 10,397,879

UPLINK CHANNEL TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, one or more messages comprising configuration parameters of an unlicensed cell;
receiving, by the wireless device, a downlink control information (DCI) for transmission of one or more transport blocks on the unlicensed cell, the DCI indicating:
a transmit power control (TPC) command; and
a resource blocks (RBs) assignment indicating a first plurality of RBs;
calculating, by the wireless device, a transmission power employing the TPC command, the transmission power employed for transmission of:
an uplink reservation signal; and
the one or more transport blocks via a plurality of physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) symbols;
performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure to detect whether a channel is available for transmission;
in response to the LBT procedure indicating that the channel is available, transmitting the uplink reservation signal:
with the transmission power;
via subcarriers of the first plurality of RBs; and
until a PUSCH starting symbol; and
transmitting, via the subcarriers of the first plurality of RBs and starting at the PUSCH starting symbol, the one or more transport blocks with the transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,397,878

DYNAMIC DOWNLINK POWER ALLOCATION FOR SUPPORTING HIGHER ORDER MODULATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for enabling higher order modulation, HOM, mode support for at least one HOM capable wireless device, the method comprising:determining a legacy mode power offset value for at least one of the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device in legacy modulation mode;
calculating a power headroom value for sending downlink data to the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device;
when the power headroom value exceeds a threshold value:
enabling the HOM mode support for at least one of the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device using the identified legacy mode power offset value;
when the power headroom value does not exceed the threshold value:
determining when a HOM mode power offset value is available, the HOM mode power offset value corresponding to a lower energy per resource element, EPRE, than an EPRE corresponding to the legacy mode power offset value; and
when the HOM mode power offset value is available:
enabling the HOM mode support for at least one of the at least one HOM mode capable wireless device using the HOM mode power offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,877

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROLLING METHOD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:at least one antenna;
a wireless communication module comprising a plurality of processing circuits performing communication using the at least one antenna based on a Wi-Fi protocol; and
one or more processors,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
determine whether the wireless communication module is simultaneously operating in a plurality of frequency bands;
obtain a number of processing circuits that are operating in the wireless communication module if the wireless communication module is simultaneously operating in the plurality of frequency bands; and
reduce a transmission power level of the wireless communication module based on the number of processing circuits that are operating.

US Pat. No. 10,397,876

MULTI-FACTOR PROVISIONING OF WIRELESS DEVICES

IOTAS, INC., Portland, O...

1. A method performed by a computing system, the method comprising:obtaining from an energy meter device, time-based measurements of electrical energy consumed by electrical loads on an electrical circuit monitored by the energy meter device;
receiving wireless transmissions via a wireless access point from an initial set of one or more wireless devices within communication range of the wireless access point;
obtaining a device identifier included in the wireless transmissions received by the wireless access point for each wireless device of the initial set;
for a wireless device of the initial set, performing a circuit isolation operation that includes:
establishing an initial session with the wireless device over a wireless communications link via the wireless access point;
during the initial session, sending one or more power control commands to the wireless device via the wireless access point as one or more wireless transmissions that directs the wireless device to perform one or more power control actions that varies energy consumption by or through the wireless device at a device-specific timing;
determining whether the wireless device is an electrical load on the electrical circuit based on the time-based measurements obtained from the energy meter device in which the wireless device is determined to be an electrical load on the electrical circuit responsive to the time-based measurements indicating the varied energy consumption by or through the wireless device that is correlated in-time with the device-specific timing for the one or more power control actions; and
permitting the wireless device to access a service hosted at the computing system over the wireless communications link upon determining the wireless device to be an electrical load on the electrical circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,875

BATTERY DISCONNECT SAFEGUARD

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A system, comprising:a primary battery configured as a power source to power components of a mobile device;
a secondary battery configured as an additional power source to power the components of the mobile device; and
a battery controller configured to:
switch from the secondary battery to the primary battery as the power source based on a detected free-fall of the mobile device;
determine that the detected free-fall of the mobile device and a battery contact bounce of the primary battery has completed; and
switch back to the secondary battery after the detected free-fall of the mobile device and the battery contact bounce has completed.

US Pat. No. 10,397,874

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:a wireless communication section configured to communicate wirelessly with another information processing device using one or a plurality of channels; and
circuitry configured to:
perform control to notify the other information processing device of channel information for identifying one or more channels for use in the wireless communication,
perform control to transmit a request-to-send frame including the channel information, and
perform control to use, for the wireless communication, a channel that received a clear-to-send frame with regard to the request-to-send frame, wherein the other information processing device set the channel on the basis of a remaining battery level, a number of a plurality of remaining battery level thresholds, a received signal strength of the information processing device, and a number of a plurality of received signal strength thresholds,
wherein a number of the one or a plurality of channels is N, the number of the plurality of remaining battery level thresholds is N?1, and the number of the plurality of received signal strength thresholds is N?1.

US Pat. No. 10,397,873

RF SIGNATURE-BASED WLAN IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first antenna and a second antenna at a network device, a plurality of signals from at least one client device within a predetermine amount of time;
determining, by the network device, an average signal strength value and a signal strength standard deviation value based on the plurality of signals received by the first antenna and the second antenna;
for each respective antenna, calculating, by the network device, a difference between the average signal strength value and a measured signal strength value of each respective signal received by each respective antenna;
aggregating, by the network device, the calculated difference for the first antenna and the second antenna to determine a total difference;
in response to the total difference being within a predetermined multiplier of the signal strength standard deviation, determining that the plurality of signal strength values corresponding to the plurality of signals received by the first antenna and the second antenna uniquely identifies a particular client device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,872

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS WITH AN IMPROVED NETWORK FRAME STRUCTURE ARCHITECTURE WITHIN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS

Locix, Inc., San Bruno, ...

1. A system, comprising:a hub having one or more processing units and RF circuitry for transmitting and receiving communications in a wireless network architecture of a wireless network; and
a plurality of sensor nodes each having a wireless device with transmitter functionality and receiver functionality to enable bi-directional communications with the hub in the wireless network architecture, wherein the one or more processing units of the hub are configured to execute instructions to cause a change from a first power mode of a receiver of a sensor node to a second power mode upon transmitting notifications to the sensor node during a repeated hub broadcasting time slot, wherein the sensor node is configured to execute instructions to determine a group identifier for the received communications, to determine a group identifier for the sensor node, and to cancel transmission of a communication from the sensor node if the group identifier for the received communications matches the group identifier for the sensor node to reduce congestion within the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,871

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:circuitry configured to
acquire a predicted reception power of packets addressed to the information processing device;
determine a sleep determination power threshold based on the predicted reception power;
receive a packet;
determine if the received packet is addressed to the information processing device on the basis of Basic Service Set (BSS) Color contained in a PHY header of the received packet;
if the received packet is not addressed to the information processing device, determine if a reception power of the received packet exceeds the sleep determination power threshold;
if the received packet is not addressed to the information processing device and if the reception power of the received packet exceeds the sleep determination power threshold, shift the information processing device to a sleep state; and
if the received packet is not addressed to the information processing device and if the reception power of the received packet does not exceed the sleep determination power threshold, shift the information processing device to a packet detection state.

US Pat. No. 10,397,870

ELECTRONIC DEVICE THAT PERFORMS INDICATION ON A DISPLAY WHEN A WIRELESS CONNECTION WITH AN EXTERNAL DEVICE IS DISCONNECTED

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electronic device comprising:at least one processor; a first wireless communication interface coupled to the at least one processor;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to function as following units:
a first determination unit configured to, if a connection with an external device through the first wireless communication interface is disconnected, determine whether or not a disconnection is based on a request from the external device; and
a display control unit configured to control displaying a warning screen for indicating the disconnection on a display unit,
wherein in a case in which the first determination unit determines that the disconnection is based on the request from the external device, the display control unit causes display of the warning screen to be maintained for a predetermined amount of time and then automatically ended, and
wherein in a case in which the first determination unit does not determine that the disconnection is based on the request from the external device, the display control unit causes display of the warning screen to be maintained until a confirmation operation of a user is detected, and to be ended upon detection of the confirmation operation.

US Pat. No. 10,397,869

PROCESSOR VALIDATED WAKEUP SYSTEM AND METHOD

Carrier Corporation, Pal...

1. A system comprising:a transceiver that is passive and unpowered and that is configured for receiving an RF wake up signal from a wireless communication device and converting a received wakeup signal to DC pulses; and
a processor operatively connected to the transceiver and to a memory, wherein the memory includes instructions recorded thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
power up the transceiver once in an active mode
detect an interrupt by the DC pulses while in a deep sleep mode;
partially awaken to analyze the detected DC pulses to determine if the wake up signal is valid;
transition to an active mode upon validation of the wake up signal to activate and power up remaining components of the system if the wake up signal is valid; and
a second transceiver of the remaining components configured to, upon being activated and powered up:
prompt a user for an access code; and
receive an access code in response to the prompt;
wherein the processor upon execution of the instructions is further caused to:
compare the access code received in response to the prompt via at least one of the transceiver and the second transceiver to a stored value; and
the comparison, a locking mechanism to switch between locked and unlocked states.

US Pat. No. 10,397,868

WIRELESS SYSTEM, WIRELESS DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A wireless system including a plurality of devices capable of performing wireless communication,a first device among the plurality of devices executing:
acquiring a single piece of application data for an application;
wirelessly transmitting a broadcast or multicast packet; and
wirelessly receiving a broadcast or multicast packet from another device,
the first device repeatedly executing the transmitting and receiving; and
in the transmitting,
dividing the application data into a plurality of pieces, and
separately transmitting each piece of the divided application data in a respective one of a plurality of packets,
the packets being transmitted via one of broadcast and multicast,
wherein each of the packets respectively having one of the plurality of pieces of the divided application data further comprises respective first information, the respective first information identifying a part of the divided application data included in the respective one of the plurality of the packets as a respective one piece of the plurality of pieces of divided application data,
wherein at least one of an execution period of the transmitting, timing for executing the transmitting, an execution period of the receiving, and timing for executing the receiving is variable.

US Pat. No. 10,397,866

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMPUTING ACTIVATION TIME

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for calculating an active time, the method comprising:receiving, by a User Equipment, UE, a sequence number of a current System Frame Number, SFN, cycle in an extended Discontinuous Reception, DRX, cycle, sent by a network side device, in each of system information modification periods in the current SFN cycle, wherein the current SFN cycle is divided into several system information modification periods, and the sequence numbers of the current SFN cycle in the extended DRX cycle, sent by the network side device in respective system information modification periods in the current SFN cycle are same; and
calculating, by the UE, an active time of the UE according to the sequence number of the current SFN cycle in the extended DRX cycle in combination with a preset length of the extended DRX cycle;
wherein if the UE is in an idle state, then calculating, by the UE, the active time of the UE according to the sequence number of the current SFN cycle in the extended DRX cycle in combination with the preset length of the extended DRX cycle comprises:
calculating, by the UE, locally a sequence number Y of an SFN cycle comprising the active time in the extended DRX cycle, and a sequence number Z of the active time in the SFN cycle, according to the preset length T of the extended DRX cycle in combination of a preset length S of the SFN cycle; and
determining, by the UE, that the current SFN cycle is the SFN cycle comprising the active time of the UE, and determining the active time of the present UE according to the sequence number Z of the active time in the SFN cycle, upon determining from the sequence number of the current SFN cycle in the extended DRX cycle, sent by the network side device that a preset numerical relationship is satisfied between the sequence number, and the locally calculated sequence number Y of the SFN cycle comprising the active time in the extended DRX cycle;
or, wherein if the UE is in a connected state, then calculating, by the UE, the active time of the UE according to the sequence number of the current SFN cycle in the extended DRX cycle in combination with the preset length of the extended DRX cycle comprises:
determining, by the UE, a sequence number of a sub-frame including the active time according to a preset sub-frame offset; and
calculating, by the UE, a sequence number of a radio frame including the active time according to the sequence number of the current SFN cycle in the extended DRX cycle, notified of by the network side device, in combination with the calculated sequence number of the sub-frame comprising the active time, the preset sub-frame offset, and the length of the extended DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,397,865

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING POWER CONSUMPTION OF A MOBILE DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operation for a communication equipment, the method comprising:transmitting to a communication network, by the communication equipment, a message that indicates one or more functions supported by the communication equipment, wherein the one or more functions supported by the communication equipment comprise:
one or more transmission modes (TMs) supported by the communication equipment;
one or more carrier aggregation (CA) schemes supported by the communication equipment;
one or more frame structures supported by the communication equipment;
one or more categories of the communication equipment;
one or more interference management techniques supported by the communication equipment;
one or more duplex modes supported by the communication equipment; or
a combination thereof;
receiving control signaling associated with a data transmission, by the communication equipment, over a control channel transmitted via the communication network, wherein the control signaling is based on a transmission configuration for the data transmission, the transmission configuration is based on an energy metric associated with the communication equipment, and the data transmission occurs via the communication network and the communication equipment; and
adjusting operation to at least one of transmit or receive data of the data transmission, by the communication equipment and in response to the control signaling, based at least in part on a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) identified by the control signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,397,864

ENABLING LOW POWER MODE IN A MOBILE DEVICE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication of a user equipment (UE), comprising:operating in a first power mode with a first downlink (DL) bandwidth in association with one of a radio resource control (RRC) idle state or an RRC connected state with a base station;
transitioning to a second power mode with a second DL bandwidth less than the first DL bandwidth;
monitoring a set of symbols on a set of subcarriers of the second DL bandwidth for an activity indicator from the base station;
receiving control information from the base station within the set of symbols on the set of subcarriers in the second DL bandwidth, the control information being associated with a modulation scheme and corresponding to the particular constellation point of a set of constellation points associated with the modulation scheme;
determining that the activity indicator is received when the received control information is determined to correspond to a particular constellation point; and
transitioning from the second power mode to the first power mode upon receiving the activity indicator from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,863

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING OR DEACTIVATING A CELL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) configured with a plurality of cells operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an activation/deactivation (A/D) medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) on a specific cell among the plurality of cells, wherein all of values of Ci fields of the A/D MAC CE are set to a same value; and
performing activation or deactivation of the specific cell according to the same value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,862

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR ENHANCING TRANSMISSION EFFICIENCY THROUGH SEPARATING TRANSMISSION INTERVAL IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A wireless communication method performed at an access point, the method comprising:scheduling a transmission time of an enhanced traffic indicator map (TIM) frame;
transmitting a first beacon for a first station (STA) being incapable of decoding the enhanced TIM frame or for a second STA being capable of decoding the enhanced TIM frame; and
transmitting a second beacon including the enhanced TIM frame for the second STA being capable of decoding the enhanced TIM frame, at a point in time aside from a transmission point in time of the first beacon,
wherein a time length of the second beacon is less than a time length of the first beacon,
wherein the enhanced TIM frame comprises at least one TIM information element, the at least one TIM information element comprising information on a corresponding STA group,
wherein the enhanced TIM frame comprises a field including information on a number of the at least one TIM information element, and
wherein a same TIM broadcast interval is allocated to second STAs having adjacent TIM broadcast intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,397,861

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A communication system, comprising:a roadside device that is on, above, or below a road; and
a vehicle-mounted apparatus that is on a vehicle, wherein
the roadside device includes:
a sensor that detects a peripheral situation of the roadside device; and
first processing circuitry that, in operation, performs first operations including:
acquiring a detection result of the sensor and map information of the roadside device;
acquiring position information about a position of the roadside device from the detection result of the sensor and the map information of the roadside device;
broadcasting the position information about the position of the roadside device by wireless communication;
acquiring periphery information of the roadside device from the detection result of the sensor and the map information of the roadside device;
authenticating individual wireless connection between the vehicle-mounted apparatus and the roadside device; and
transmitting the periphery information of the roadside device to the vehicle-mounted apparatus by the individual wireless connection, and
the vehicle-mounted apparatus includes:
second processing circuitry that, in operation, performs second operations including:
acquiring the position information about the position of the roadside device, the position information being broadcast by the wireless communication;
deciding whether the individual wireless connection is performed between the roadside device and the vehicle-mounted apparatus based on roadside device information, the roadside device information including the position information about the position of the roadside device;
connecting or disconnecting the individual wireless connection between the vehicle-mounted apparatus and the roadside device based on the deciding; and
acquiring the periphery information of the roadside device by the individual wireless connection in response to the individual wireless connection being connected.

US Pat. No. 10,397,860

USER EQUIPMENT CONTROLLED MOBILITY IN AN EVOLVED RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) comprising processing circuitry to:enter into an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) terrestrial radio access (E-UTRAN) Routing Area Paging Channel (ERA_PCH) state, wherein the UE is configured with an E-UTRAN Routing Area (ERA) comprising a collection of cell identifiers, and an Anchor identifier (Anchor ID) to identify an anchor evolved Node B (eNB) for the UE;
reselect to a new cell without performing a handover procedure when the UE determines that the new cell is a best cell for the UE to camp on; and
perform a cell update procedure, wherein the processing circuitry is to perform the cell update procedure with a cause value indicating an ERA change if the UE reselects to a cell that is not part of the ERA, perform cell update procedure in response to a paging signal, and/or to perform the cell update procedure if the UE has uplink data for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,397,858

METHODS FOR ENABLING USER EQUIPMENT TO ACCESS RADIO NETWORK, NETWORK EQUIPMENTS AND USER EQUIPMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

13. A user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the user equipment comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a signal; and
a processor coupled with the transceiver and configured to:
control the transceiver to receive, from a network equipment, system information including a public land mobile network (PLMN) identification dedicated to an isolated network and information for a tracking area dedicated to the isolated network, the system information being transmitted if the network equipment is enabled as the isolated network, the information for the tracking area being different for different isolated networks, and
identify whether the UE is capable of accessing the isolated network and control the transceiver to transmit, to the network equipment, a message for establishing a connection with the isolated network, if the UE is capable of accessing the isolated network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,857

SERVICE MODE DISPLAY ON A HANDHELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of communication with a user equipment, the method comprising:maintaining, in a storage of the user equipment, communication mode information for each communication software of a plurality of available communication software, wherein the selected communication software comprises at least one of an e-mail software, a web software, a text messaging software, a virtual private network software, a data communication software, and a global positioning system mapping software;
launching a selected communication software on the user equipment;
receiving a request from the selected communication software to open a communication channel for use with the selected communication software;
determining an active communication mode that supports the selected communication software, the determining being based on the communication mode information;
selecting the active communication mode as a communication mode based on the communication mode information;
opening the communication channel for the selected communication software on the active communication mode;
displaying a visual indication of the active communication mode.

US Pat. No. 10,397,856

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION WITH NETWORK ASSISTANCE

ZTE (TX) Inc., Austin, T...

10. A wireless communication system comprising:a heterogeneous network (HetNet);
a serving cell with an associated coverage area;
cells in a cluster of cells deployed in said coverage area;
each cell of said cluster of cells configured to transmit discovery signals; said serving cell configured to determine timing information of said cells and a discovery signal transmission pattern of said corresponding discovery signals; and
said serving cell configured to configure measurement gaps such that said discovery signals are transmitted during said measurement gaps and such that a user equipment (UE) can read said discovery signals in said measurement gaps,
wherein, based on granularity, timing information inaccuracy, lengths of measurement gaps, and durations of said discovery signals, when a certain discovery signal out of said discovery signals is not completely within a corresponding measurement gap out of said measurement gaps, the cell transmits (2i+3) copies of said certain discovery signal, at least one copy being transmitted before said certain discovery signal, at least one copy being transmitted after said certain discovery signal when the timing information inaccuracy satisfies the condition ?2?(Tgap/2)??1+(2i+1)T/2, wherein ?1 is granularity, ?2 is timing information accuracy, T is duration of said certain discovery signal, Tgap is duration of a corresponding measurement gap, and i is a non-negative integer.

US Pat. No. 10,397,855

ACCESS ATTEMPT METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND ACCESS CONTROL METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), an access attempt to a network in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving mapping information on each of a plurality of access categories mapped with the access attempt and priority information on a priority of the each of the plurality of access categories;
receiving access control information on one or more of the plurality of access categories through system information block (SIB);
determining whether the access attempt is permitted by applying the access control information of an access category in the order of an access category with a higher priority to an access category with a lower priority based on the priority information among the one or more of the plurality of access categories having the access control information, based on that the access attempt is triggered; and
performing the access attempt based on that, among the one or more of the plurality of access categories there is an access category for which access is permitted,
wherein the mapping information and the priority information are UE specific information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,853

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING SEARCH SPACE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for configuring a search space, comprising:receiving, by a mobile device from a base station, a first signaling carrying configuration information of a first subframe set, wherein the configuration information of the first subframe set comprises an allocation period M and a subframe offset nOFFSET;
determining, by the mobile device, the first subframe set according to the allocation period M and the subframe offset nOFFSET, wherein the subframe in the first subframe set satisfies: (10×nf+nsbf?nOFFSET)mod M=0, wherein nf represents a system frame number (SFN), and nsbf represents a subframe number, wherein a subframe in the first subframe set is a downlink subframe or a special subframe;
determining, by the mobile device, a first common search space (CSS) in the subframe in the first subframe set; and
detecting, by the mobile device in the first CSS, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) carrying uplink-downlink configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,852

METHOD FOR ACCESS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE TRANSCEIVER BY BASE STATION TRANSCEIVER AND APPARATUS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. An apparatus for a base station transceiver of a communication system, the apparatus comprisinga transceiver operable to communicate radio signals between the base station transceiver and a plurality of mobile transceivers using a plurality of radio resources; and
at least one processor operable to:
control the transceiver,
receive access messages from a first subgroup of one or more mobile transceivers from the plurality of mobile transceivers using a first subgroup of the plurality of radio resources, and
receive access messages from a second subgroup of one or more mobile transceivers from the plurality of mobile transceivers using a second subgroup of the plurality of radio resources,
wherein the at least one processor is operable to secure information related to the first subgroup of the plurality of radio resources based on first access information shared with the first subgroup of one or more mobile transceivers,
wherein the at least one processor is operable to secure information related to the second subgroup of the plurality of radio resources based on second access information shared with the second subgroup of one or more mobile transceivers,
wherein the at least one processor is operable to apply a first security level to information related to the first subgroup of the plurality of radio resources,
wherein the at least one processor is operable to apply an enhanced security level to information related to the second subgroup of the plurality of radio resources as compared to the first security level applied to information related to the first subgroup of the plurality of radio resources.

US Pat. No. 10,397,851

METHODS FOR BASE-STATION-TO-BASE-STATION CONNECTION MANAGEMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a base station in a cellular communication network, the method comprising:determining that the base station is transitioning to an unavailable state; and
notifying one or more radio network nodes that the base station is unavailable by sending a Stream Control Transmission Protocol message containing information indicating that the base station is unavailable;
wherein the Stream Control Transmission Protocol message is a Stream Control Transmission Protocol message with a Chunk Type set to “Error”.

US Pat. No. 10,397,850

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA IN MESH NETWORK USING BLUETOOTH

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving a message performed by a relay device in a mesh network of Bluetooth, the method comprising:receiving a first message from a first device, wherein the first message is used to determine Hop count from the first device to neighboring devices;
calculating a Hop count with the first device that generates the first message based on the first message;
storing the calculated Hop count by corresponding to an address of the first device;
relaying the first message with increasing the Hop count by one;
receiving a second message transmitted from a second device to the first device,
wherein the second message includes a first relay value indicating a relay count of the second message and a destination address field including an address of a destination device;
comparing the first relay value with the calculated Hop count; and
dropping or transmitting the second message to one or more neighboring devices according to a result of the comparing.

US Pat. No. 10,397,848

METHOD FOR SENDING PACKET DATA, BASE STATION, AND MOBILE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for sending packet data, comprising:receiving, by a base station (BS), packet data from a mobile station (MS), wherein the packet data comprises an identity of a destination MS;
searching, by the BS, the identity of the destination MS in an MS status table storing respectively information of MSs, access statuses of the MSs to the BS, and information of other MS determined to be a cluster head for an MS;
when the identity of the destination MS is not found in the MS status table, sending, by the BS, the packet data to a core network; and
when the identity of the destination MS is found in the MS status table, determining, by the BS, an access status of the destination MS to the BS in the MS status table, and
in response to the determining,
when the access status of the destination MS to the BS is a direct access status, sending, by the BS, the packet data to the destination MS,
when the access status of the destination MS to the BS is a not direct access status, selecting, by the BS, a cluster head for the destination MS from the MS status table and sending the packet data to the cluster head, and
when the not direct access status of the destination MS to the BS is cooperative access,
the selecting, by the BS, the cluster head comprises selecting, by the BS, the cluster head from a cluster head table according to a combined value of a path loss of a path between the BS and the cluster head, a path loss of a link between the cluster head and a MS, and rest energy of the cluster head.

US Pat. No. 10,397,847

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR OFFLOADING WIRELESS DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for offloading a wireless device, the method comprising:obtaining load information for a serving cell of the wireless device and a plurality of candidate cells;
identifying, from the plurality of candidate cells, a second best cell, the second best cell providing to the wireless device a second wireless signal comprising a first signal characteristic less than a corresponding first signal characteristic of a first wireless signal provided by the serving cell, wherein the first signal characteristic of the second wireless signal is greater than a threshold level, and wherein a load of the second best cell is lower than the load of the other candidate cells of the plurality of candidate cells;
obtaining load information for the serving cell and the second best cell; and
offloading the wireless device from the serving cell to the second best cell despite the first signal characteristic of the first wireless signal of the serving cell being better than the first signal characteristic of the second wireless signal of the second best cell.

US Pat. No. 10,397,846

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TARGET CELL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for determining a target cell, the method comprising:obtaining, by a terminal, a historical camped-on cell list of the terminal and a neighboring cell list of a serving cell of the terminal;
determining, by the terminal, a first cell list comprising the neighboring cell list of the serving cell when the signal strength of the serving cell is greater than a first preset value, the first cell list further comprising the historical camped-on cell list when the signal strength is less than or equal to the first preset value;
performing, by the terminal, measurement for one or more cells in the first cell list to obtain a measurement result, wherein performing the measurement for the one or more cells comprises performing, by the terminal, measurement of each historical camped-on cell in the historical camped-on cell list to obtain a measurement result of the historical camped-on cell based on a signal strength of each cell in the neighboring cell list being less than a second preset value; and
determining, by the terminal, a target cell from the first cell list according to the measurement result.

US Pat. No. 10,397,845

SELECTING A CHANNEL BASED ON BACKHAUL BANDWIDTH

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

1. A method performed by one or more processors configured with specific instructions, the method comprising:receiving, by a base station, a request to select an operating channel for a computing device;
performing, by the base station, a scan of at least a portion of an unlicensed spectrum;
selecting, by the base station, a band in the unlicensed spectrum based at least partly on the scan;
determining, by the base station, a set of channel widths, wherein individual channel widths of the set of channel widths correspond to individual channels of a set of channels in the band;
selecting, by the base station, the operating channel from the set of channels in the band based at least partly on a channel width of the operating channel;
determining that a characteristic associated with the operating channel has fallen below a predetermined threshold;
performing a second scan of at least the unlicensed spectrum;
selecting a second band in the unlicensed spectrum based at least partly on the second scan;
determining a second set of channel widths, wherein individual ones of the second set of channel widths correspond to individual channels in a second set of channels associated with the second band; and
selecting a new operating channel from the second set of channels associated with the second band based at least partly on the second set of channel widths.

US Pat. No. 10,397,844

ACCESS POINT SELECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for access point selection, the method comprising:collecting, by a computing device, a set of beacon frame transmission data for a set of access points, wherein the set of beacon frame transmission data includes:
a first subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data for the first access point of the set of access points, wherein the first subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data indicates a first frame success rate for the first access point, and
a second subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data for a second access point of the set of access points, wherein the second subset of the set of beacon frame transmission data indicates a second frame success rate for the second access point;
comparing, by the computing device, a first factor derived utilizing the first frame success rate for the first access point with respect to a second factor derived utilizing the second frame success rate for the second access point;
evaluating, by the computing device, a first network capability data for the first access point of the set of access points with respect to a second network capability data for the second access point of the set of access points;
analyzing, by the computing device and in advance of establishing a connection, each of: a set of frequency hopping parameters, a set of direct-sequence parameters, and a set of contention-free parameters;
weighting, by the computing device, the set of beacon frame transmission data for the set of access points with respect to a set of other information for the set of access points which indicates that network security and encryption level have heavier weights than network signal strength and bandwidth;
identifying, by the computing device and using the weighting, that the first access point achieves a specified threshold related to encryption level;
computing, by the computing device using both the first and second frame success rates and the first and second network capability data, a set of expected network quality scores for the set of access points;
determining, by the computing device using the set of beacon frame transmission data for the set of access points, using a comparison of the first and second factors, to establish the connection utilizing a first access point of the set of access points; and
establishing, by the computing device, the connection utilizing the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,397,843

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THAT WIRELESSLY COMMUNICATES WITH EXTERNAL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a first communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus in accordance with a first communication method;
a second communication unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus in accordance with a second communication method;
a determination unit configured to determine identification information of the second communication unit based on predetermined information related to communication with the external apparatus via the first communication unit; and
a control unit configured to perform control so as to establish communication with external apparatus via the second communication unit, using the determined identification information of the second communication unit,
wherein the determination unit randomly determines at least a portion of the identification information of the second communication unit in a case where the predetermined information satisfies a predetermined condition, and
determines the identification information of the second communication unit to be a specific value in a case where the predetermined information does not satisfy the predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,397,842

NON-ACCESS STRATUM BASED ACCESS METHOD AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for accessing a core network through a non-3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access network by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving an Internet protocol (IP) address of the terminal from a first gateway included in the non-3GPP access network, wherein the IP address is allocated by the first gateway; and
transmitting a non-access stratum (NAS) message to a first device managing mobility of the terminal via the first gateway by using the IP address,
wherein the first gateway and the first device are directly connected to each other without any other gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,397,841

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING NETWORK CONNECTIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a Wireless Local Area Network, WLAN, node for assisting a Station, STA, in selecting a WLAN connection for the STA, wherein the WLAN node provides a first WLAN and a second WLAN with overlapping coverage, the first WLAN providing connections for a first number of STAs and the second WLAN providing connections for a second number of STAs, whereby the second number of STAs is a subset of the first number of STAs, the second number of STAs being authorized to connect to the second WLAN, the method comprising:detecting that the STA trying to connect to the first WLAN of the WLAN node is authorized to access the second WLAN of the WLAN node,
responsive to detecting the STA is authorized to access the second WLAN, sending a message to the STA comprising an indication to the STA to connect to the second WLAN of the WLAN node to prevent the STA from connecting to the first WLAN,
wherein the indication comprises an identification of the second WLAN of the WLAN node.

US Pat. No. 10,397,840

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE HANDOVER

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:establishing a communication link with a small cell node of a first network, wherein management network elements of the first network process both control plane information and user plane information;
receiving a first node identifier for the small cell node that functions as a node identifier in a second network, wherein the second network comprises a control plane separate from a user plane, wherein a software defined controller of the second network can implement a group of virtual network function elements;
receiving, from the first network, a first location identifier associated with a location known to the second network;
transmitting the first node identifier and the first location identifier to the small cell node via the communication link;
receiving a handover initiation signal from a macro cell node of the second network for a handover from the macro cell node to the small cell node of the first network of a communication session associated with a first wireless communication link to a communication device, wherein a request for the handover is initiated by the macro cell node in the second network responsive to identification of the first node identifier and the first location identifier in a first wireless signal from the communication device, wherein the macro cell node requests the first node identifier and the first location identifier from the communication device, and wherein the first node identifier and the first location identifier are obtained by the communication device via a second wireless signal from the small cell node of the first network; and
establishing a second wireless communication link to the communication device via the small cell node of the first network to complete the handover of the communication session to the small cell node of the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,839

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING HANDOVER IN A GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for improving handover in a mobile station configured to operate a time division multiple access (TDMA) protocol in a global system for mobile communications (GSM) telecommunication network, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a handover command requesting that the mobile station perform a handover operation from a serving cell to a target cell;
configuring the mobile station to transmit and receive user plane data with the serving cell and the target cell during a time period between receiving the handover command and the handover operation being completed; and
transmitting user plane data, during the time period, via an uplink connection switched between the serving cell and the target cell, wherein the transmitted user plane data includes:
a first speech frame transmitted via the serving cell; and
a second speech frame including a first portion transmitted via the serving cell and a second portion transmitted via the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,397,838

SCHEDULING AND HANDOVER OF A VEHICULAR CONNECTION WITH PERIODIC MESSAGING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A network node comprising:a memory device comprising instructions;
a communication connection; and
one or more processors in communication with the memory device, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to perform a method of scheduling radio resource usage for a mobile device to transmit on a device-to-device wireless connection, the method comprising:
receiving, from the mobile device via the communication connection, an indication of a requirement for transmission resources, comprising at least an indication that the resources are required with a periodicity;
transmitting to the mobile device via the communication connection, an assignment of a first scheduling configuration for the device-to-device connection, comprising at least an indication of periodically recurring radio resources to be used for a plurality of instances of a message transmission on the device-to-device connection;
transmitting to the mobile device via the communication connection, an indication to begin use of the periodically recurring radio resources; and
handing over responsibility for providing radio resources for the device-to-device connection from the network node to a target network node such that the availability of radio resources with the periodicity is substantially maintained.

US Pat. No. 10,397,836

HANDOVER FOR UE WITH V2X SERVICE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, a first message for a handover request for a wireless device, wherein the first message comprises configuration parameters, the configuration parameters comprising for each packet flow of a plurality of packet flows of the wireless device:
an identifier of the packet flow;
at least one vehicle-to-everything (V2X) parameter of the packet flow indicating whether the packet flow is for at least one first V2X service; and
a quality of service (QoS) indicator of the packet flow;
determining, by the first base station, whether to accept the plurality of packet flows on a per packet flow basis, wherein the first base station determines to accept each packet flow of the plurality of packet flows based at least on the at least one V2X parameter of the packet flow; and
sending, by the first base station in response to the determining, a response message to the handover request indicating an acceptance or rejection of each packet flow of the plurality of packet flows.

US Pat. No. 10,397,835

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR VOICE CALL FALLBACK TO CIRCUIT SWITCHED DOMAIN

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for voice call fallback to a circuit switched (CS) domain, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a circuit switched (CS) paging request message from a mobility management entity (MME);
sending, by the UE, a service request message to the MME;
receiving, by a base station, a circuit switched fallback (CSFB) indication from the MME, wherein the CSFB indication provides instructions for the base station to perform a handover for the UE to a CS domain of a 2nd generation/3rd generation (2G/3G) network;
transmitting, by the base station, a handover request message to the MME in response to the CSFB indication, wherein the handover request message provides instructions for the MME to transmit a packet switched (PS) to CS handover request message to a mobile switching center (MSC), the PS to CS handover request message provides instructions for the MSC to return a PS to CS handover response message to the MME, wherein the PS to CS handover response message comprises CS resource information prepared by a target base station subsystem/radio network subsystem (BSS/RNS);
receiving, by the base station, a handover command message from the MME; transmitting, by the base station, the handover command message to the UE; receiving, by the UE, the handover command message from the base station; and accessing, by the UE, the 2G/3G network in accordance with the handover command messages.

US Pat. No. 10,397,834

VOICE SERVICE HANDOVER METHOD AND APPARATUS IN SINGLE RADIO VOICE CALL CONTINUITY

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A voice service handover method for single radio voice call continuity (SRVCC), comprising:recording, by a mobility management entity (MME), a state indicating whether or not the MME has received a bearer deletion request from a gateway device in connection with an SRVCC process;
receiving, by the MME, a prompt message from a mobile switching center (MSC), wherein the prompt message indicates completion of handover from packet-switched to circuit-switched; and
after receiving the prompt message, determining, by the MME, whether or not the MME is to send a bearer deletion instruction message to the gateway device and is to delete a local voice service bearer resource based on the recorded state, wherein the MME determines that the MME is not to send the bearer deletion instruction message to the gateway device and is not to delete the local voice service bearer resource based on the recorded state indicating that the MME has received a bearer deletion request from the gateway device, so as to avoid a conflict with the SRVCC process.

US Pat. No. 10,397,833

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING EDT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE) in an radio resource control (RRC) IDLE state, early data transmission (EDT) in a wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving system information including a threshold for the EDT, from a base station (BS);
transmitting a random access preamble to the BS;
receiving a random access response message from the BS;
determining whether or not a condition for initiating the EDT is satisfied, by comparing the threshold for the EDT with a size of uplink data for transmission; and
if the condition is satisfied, in response to the random access response message, transmitting a message including the uplink data to the BS during a random access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,397,832

SOURCE ID-BASED PACKET FILTERING METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING METHOD

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for filtering data in a wireless communication system, the method being performed by a relay user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, from a remote UE, the data including a source ID of the data;
filtering the data; and
relaying the filtered data,
wherein the data is filtered based on a source ID of the data,
wherein, when the filtered data is relayed, the relay UE transmits the filtered data and a buffer status report (BSR) to a base station,
wherein the BSR includes information informing the base station that the filtered data is relayed data,
wherein the relay UE receives a grant for an uplink transmission from the base station after transmitting the BSR, and
wherein the grant for the uplink transmission is a grant related to a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) for a Uu interface mapped to the source ID.

US Pat. No. 10,397,831

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOAD BALANCING BETWEEN FREQUENCY BANDS BASED ON BANDWIDTH CAPACITY

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for load balancing between frequency bands based on bandwidth capacity in a cell of a cellular network, the cell comprising an access node configured to transmit at first and second frequency bands to a plurality of wireless devices, the method comprising:determining a load for the first frequency band and a load for the second frequency band, wherein the cell communicates with the plurality of wireless devices over the first and second frequency bands;
adjusting the determined loads for the first frequency band and the second frequency band based on both a channel width for each frequency band and a duplexing scheme for each frequency band, wherein the channel width for the first frequency band is greater than the channel width for the second frequency band, wherein the determined load for the second frequency band is further adjusted based on one of a number of uplink subframes or a number of downlink subframes for a subframe structure used to communicate with the cell over the second frequency band; and
balancing the adjusted loads between the first frequency band and the second frequency band by instructing the plurality of wireless devices in communication with the cell to change frequency bands used for communicating with the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,397,830

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS OF WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) COMMUNICATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH CELLULAR COMMUNICATION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising a memory and a processor configured to cause a user equipment (UE) to:receive, from an evolved NodeB (eNB) in an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), a signal including wireless local area network (WLAN) information, wherein the WLAN information comprises at least one of information of a WLAN channel utilization or information of a WLAN backhaul; and
determine whether to offload communication from the E-UTRAN to the WLAN through connecting to an access point (AP) of the WLAN, at least in part based on a determination of whether a condition pertaining to the WLAN information occurs, wherein the apparatus is configured to cause the UE to determine to offload communication from the E-UTRAN to the WLAN, at least in part based on a comparison between a value, which is based on a WLAN backhaul load, and a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,397,829

SYSTEM APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR COGNITIVE CLOUD OFFLOADING IN A MULTI-RAT ENABLED WIRELESS DEVICE

The Trustees of the Steve...

1. A method for executing a plurality of executable processing components of an application program and data used by the application program between a first computer and at least one second computer, the first computer and the at least one second computer being connected by a plurality of radio interfaces, said method comprising the steps of:(A) automatically identifying a first set of the executable processing components of the application program and data used by the application program to be offloaded to the at least one second computer for execution;
(B) automatically ascertaining which of the plurality of radio interfaces for performing the step of offloading to the at least one second computer;
(C) determining the relative percentage of the executable processing components and data that are to be communicated on each of the plurality of radio interfaces;
(D) offloading the first set of the executable processing components and the data identified in step (A) from the first computer to the at least one second computer over at least one of the plurality of radio interfaces;
(E) executing, in the at least one second computer, at least a portion of the first set of the executable processing components offloaded in step (D), producing processed data;
(F) communicating the processed data produced by step (E) to the first computer; and
(G) executing, in the first computer, a second set of the executable processing components of the application program using the processed data communicated in step (F),
wherein the execution of the at least a portion of the first set of the executable processing components in the at least one second computer is performed in parallel with the execution of the second set of the executable processing components in the first computer.

US Pat. No. 10,397,828

BASE STATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit, for each logical channel, first data of a first type and second data of a second type; and
processor circuitry configured to:
omit information about a data length of the second data in a MAC protocol data unit (PDU),
place a medium access control (MAC) header in front of a MAC service data unit (MSDU) of the second data, and
multiplex the first data and the second data, wherein the data length of the second data is omitted from the MAC header and an R bit (reserved bit) is set in the second bit of the first octet in the MAC header.

US Pat. No. 10,397,827

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DSME NETWORK FLUCTUATION IN INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Pusan National University...

1. A method of managing deterministic and synchronous multi-channel extension (DSME) network fluctuations in an industrial wireless sensor network, the method comprising:measuring a network congestion rate on the basis of a number of times an association request message is received and a number of times carrier sensing is performed;
continuously collecting DSME-guaranteed time slot (GTS) allocation information using coordinators;
determining whether to maintain DSME-GTSs by determining whether to maintain or collect DSME-GTSs on the basis of collected network information;
determining whether to reallocate slots by checking whether data is received without collision from two nodes to which a slot is redundantly allocated and transmitting a DSME-GTS expiration request to a sensor node for reallocation of empty slots; and
synchronizing a personal area network (PAN) coordinator and the coordinators with each other even in DSME by applying time slot relaying-based beacon synchronization to DSME and transmitting a beacon in a slot of a subsequent superframe excluding a first slot of a multi-superframe in which an enhanced beacon is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,826

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Unwired Planet, LLC, Pla...

1. A user equipment comprising a processor and a memory configured to store coded instructions, the processor, when executing the coded instructions, being configured to:initialize a protocol data unit (PDU) counter and a byte counter;
count, by the PDU counter, PDUs being transmitted from the user equipment to a node in a wireless telecommunication network;
count, by the byte counter, bytes being transmitted from the user equipment to the node; and
trigger a poll to request an RLC protocol status report from the node and reset both the PDU counter and the byte counter when:
i) the PDU counter becomes equal to or greater than a predetermined PDU threshold; or
ii) the byte counter becomes equal to or greater than a predetermined byte threshold,
wherein the PDU threshold and the byte threshold are configured by Radio Resource Control (RRC).

US Pat. No. 10,397,825

PROBE MECHANISM FOR ENHANCING EXPLICIT CONGESTION NOTIFICATION USABILITY

1. A user equipment device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining that the user equipment device is attached to a group of access point devices, wherein the group comprises a first access point device of a first network that operates according to a first communication protocol and a second access point device of a second network that operates according to a second communication protocol different than the first communication protocol;
determining that communication between the user equipment device and the first access point device is below a defined threshold indicative of an initial use situation, wherein the initial use situation is representative of data traffic between the user equipment device and the first access point device being determined, according to a defined function, to be insignificant since the user equipment device attached to the first access point device;
in response to the determining that the communication is below the defined threshold, transmitting an uplink probe comprising a first aggregate data structure to a network device of the first network via the first access point device;
in response to the transmitting the uplink probe, receiving, via the first access point device, a downlink probe from the network device, wherein the downlink probe comprises the first aggregate data structure populated with values representative of first congestion states between respective first node devices of a communication path from the network device and the user equipment device; and
selecting the first network for communication of data of an application executing on the user equipment device in response to a comparison of the first aggregate data structure to a second aggregate data structure that is representative of second congestion states of second node devices of the second network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,824

METHOD FOR CANCELLING A BUFFER STATUS REPORT OR A SCHEDULING REQUEST IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A User Equipment (UE) for operating in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a Radio Frequency (RF) module; and
a processor operably coupled with the RF module and configured to:
receive an uplink (UL) data from an upper layer;
trigger a buffer status reporting (BSR) for a first base station due to the UL data;
transmit, to a second base station, at least a part of the UL data using an UL grant received from the second base station; and
cancel the triggered BSR when an amount of data available for transmission to be transmitted to the first base station changes to zero due to the transmission of the at least a part of the UL data, even if an UL grant in response to the triggered BSR is not received from the first base station,
wherein the amount of the data available for transmission to be transmitted to the first base station is zero, when an amount of data available for transmission in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity is less than a threshold and an amount of data available for transmission in a radio link control (RLC) entity configured for the first base station is zero.

US Pat. No. 10,397,822

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING SERVICES AND DATA

1. A system, 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:
determining a first location of a first communication device and a first trajectory of the first communication device responsive to receiving a request for content from the first communication device;
predicting whether a second communication device capable of providing the content to the first communication device will come into a peer-to-peer communication range of the first communication device based on the first location and the first trajectory and based on a second location and a second trajectory of the second communication device;
receiving communication metric information according to testing of peer-to-peer communications between the second communication device and the first communication device;
determining, according to the communication metric information, whether to distribute the content to the first communication device via the second communication device; and
transmitting the content to the second communication device for distribution to the first communication device responsive to the determining to distribute the content to the first communication device via the second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,821

REDUCED LATENCY OPERATING MODES FOR WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A computer-implemented method for propagating data packets across a wireless mesh network, the method comprising:configuring a first node to receive data during a first sub-interval within a first communication window, wherein the first node resides within a first hop layer of the wireless mesh network, wherein the first node is constrained to receive data during the first sub-interval;
configuring a second node to receive data during a second sub-interval within the first communication window, wherein the second node resides within a second hop layer of the wireless mesh network, wherein the second node is constrained to receive data during the second sub-interval, wherein the first sub-interval and second sub-interval comprises different sub-intervals of the first communication window; and
causing the first node to receive a data packet during the first sub-interval and then transmit the data packet to the second node during the second sub-interval to propagate the data packet from the first hop layer to the second hop layer during the first communication window.

US Pat. No. 10,397,820

RADIO NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR USING POSITIONING GAP INDICATION FOR ENHANCING POSITIONING PERFORMANCE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A user equipment (UE) configured to communicate with a radio network node, the UE comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the UE is operable to:
send, to the radio network node, an indication indicating a need for measurement gaps for positioning measurements, wherein the indication further comprises a parameter indicating a radio access technology (RAT);
receive, from the radio network node, a measurement gap configuration; and,
upon receipt of the measurement gap configuration, perform the positioning measurements,
wherein the memory and processor are components of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,819

DYNAMIC MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to cause a wireless end device to at least:
receive feedback collection instruction information including a set of quality thresholds and, for each of the quality thresholds, a respective feedback probability that the wireless end device is to provide feedback information to a network device, wherein the quality thresholds and the feedback probabilities are inversely related;
determine a measured quality level of the wireless end device;
determine, based on a determination that the measured quality level of the wireless end device is associated with one of the quality thresholds and based on the respective feedback probability associated with the one of the quality thresholds, whether the wireless end device is to provide feedback information to the network device; and
send feedback information toward the network device based on a determination that the wireless end device is to provide feedback information to the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,818

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting channel state information (CSI) reporting by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:when a first periodic CSI reporting for a primary component carrier occurs simultaneously with a second periodic CSI reporting for a secondary component carrier in a time interval,
transmitting the first periodic CSI reporting for the primary component carrier to an eNode B in the time interval; and
discarding the second periodic CSI reporting for the secondary component carrier in the time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,397,817

METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT AND USER APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing measurement, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, from a serving cell, a power backoff value of the serving cell and pattern information of the serving cell informing a plurality of subframes where power backoff is performed by the serving cell;
receiving, from the serving cell, a power backoff value of a neighboring cell and pattern information of the neighboring cell informing a plurality of subframes where power backoff is performed by the neighboring cell;
performing first measurement for the serving cell in the plurality of subframes, where the power backoff is performed by the serving cell, informed by the pattern information of the serving cell;
performing second measurement for the serving cell in at least one subframe other than the plurality of subframes informed by the pattern information of the serving cell;
compensating results of the first measurement for the serving cell, based on the power backoff value of the serving cell; and
reporting, to the serving cell, the compensated results of the first measurement for the serving cell and results of the second measurement for the serving cell,
wherein the results of the first measurement for the serving cell include under-measured values in view of results of the second measurement for the serving cell,
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the serving cell, include scheduled data on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH),
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the serving cell, are used for 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) by reducing a transmission power of the serving cell by the power backoff value,
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the neighboring cell, include scheduled data on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and
wherein the plurality of subframes, informed by the pattern information of the neighboring cell, are used for 256 QAM by reducing a transmission power of the neighboring cell by the power backoff value.

US Pat. No. 10,397,816

WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK THROUGHPUT ESTIMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving, by a wireless station prior to establishing a communication link with an access point, an expected air time parameter from the access point, wherein the expected air time parameter is indicative of an estimated air time fraction obtainable by the wireless station for communications associated with a particular access class (AC) between the wireless station and the access point;
estimating, by the wireless station prior to establishing the communication link, a throughput for communications with the access point based at least in part on the received expected air time parameter; and
determining, by the wireless station prior to establishing the communication link, whether to use the access point for communications based at least in part on the estimated throughput.

US Pat. No. 10,397,815

CELLULAR BASE STATION MONITORING

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

1. A telecommunications handset for placement at a first base station of a cellular communications network, the telecommunications handset comprising:a wireless cellular network interface;
one or more processors;
non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform actions comprising:
detecting an anomaly at the first base station; and
in response to detecting the anomaly at the first base station, reporting, to a support service associated with the cellular communications network, the anomaly by communicating with the support service through a second base station that is different than the first base station,
wherein detecting the anomaly comprises determining the telecommunications handset has attached to a base station other than the first base station.

US Pat. No. 10,397,813

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication device that measures a valid received power even when a subcarrier offset of a measurement bandwidth is different from a subcarrier bandwidth of a cell bandwidth, the communication device comprising:a transceiver that receives first channel state information from a first Base Station (BS) and receives a plurality of Resource Blocks (RBs) from a second BS;
a memory that stores the first channel state information and second channel state information, the second channel state information including an alternative index determined through a modular operation based on a value of an index included in the first channel state information; and
a processor electrically connected to the transceiver and the memory,
wherein the processor:
measures a first received power of the plurality of RBs using the index included in the first channel state information,
compares the value of the index included in the first channel state information to a predetermined value,
measures another received power of the plurality of RBs from the second BS by using the alternative index included in the second channel state information, based on the comparison of the value of the index included in the first channel state information to the predetermined value, and
determines a measured received power having a highest strength as the valid received power, and
wherein the index and the alternative index include subcarrier offset (k) information on the plurality of RBs.

US Pat. No. 10,397,811

WIRELESS CHANNEL SOUNDER WITH FAST MEASUREMENT SPEED AND WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE

1. A device comprising:a plurality of antennas to receive wireless signals from a wireless transmitter and to output radio frequency signals based upon the wireless signals that are received;
a plurality of low noise amplifiers, coupled to the plurality of antennas, to amplify the radio frequency signals; and
a receiver stage to generate, based upon the radio frequency signals, digital representations of the wireless signals that are received via the plurality of antennas and to determine a measure of at least one wireless channel parameter from the digital representations of the wireless signals, wherein the receiver stage comprises:
a plurality of baseband converters to convert the radio frequency signals that are amplified into baseband signals;
a plurality of baseband receivers to receive the baseband signals and generate, from the baseband signals, the digital representations of the wireless signals that are received via the plurality of antennas; and
a processor to determine the measure of the at least one wireless channel parameter from the digital representations of the wireless signals; and
a plurality of switches between the plurality of low noise amplifiers and the receiver stage, each of the plurality of switches including:
input ports coupled to respective low noise amplifiers of the plurality of low noise amplifiers; and
an output port coupled to one of the plurality of baseband converters, wherein each of the plurality of switches is to select one of the input ports to connect to the output port.

US Pat. No. 10,397,810

FINGERPRINTING ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS IN CELLULAR SYSTEMS

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A processor implemented method of identifying root causes of degraded network quality in a wireless network, comprising:accessing historical wireless network performance data, the performance data comprising a time sequenced measure of performance indicators comprising key performance indicators (KPIs) and key quality indicators (KQIs) for the network;
computing a plurality of rules based on associations between the performance indicators which co-occur in the historical wireless network performance data using an associative learning algorithm, each rule in the plurality matching a set of multiple co-occurring anomalies in the performance indicators to a root cause of performance degradation in the network;
storing the plurality of rules in a data structure;
subsequent to said computing, monitoring the wireless network by accessing analysis data reporting time sequenced performance indicators, including the KPIs and the KQIs;
detecting an anomaly in at least one of the performance indicators in the analysis data;
computing occurrences of anomalies in other performance indicators in the analysis data occurring near simultaneously in time to the anomaly in the at least one performance indicator;
matching the anomaly in the at least one of the performance indicators and the anomalies in the other performance indicators to at least one rule in the plurality of rules to match the anomaly in the at least one of the performance indicators and the anomalies in the other performance indicators to the root cause defined by the rule;
outputting an indication of the root cause resulting from the anomaly in the at least one of the performance indicators and the anomalies in the other performance indicators, and
adjusting an element of the network to address the root cause identified by the outputting.

US Pat. No. 10,397,809

MOBILITY LOSS DETECTION AND RECOVERY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method of mobility loss detection and recovery, the computer-implemented method comprising:maintaining, by a client, a pending request table reflecting any pending requests sent by the client, wherein each pending request is associated with a respective, pending interval timer, wherein the client comprises a portable electronic device;
upon determining that the client is no longer connected to a first access point, determining, by the client and based on the pending request table, one or more pending requests that had been sent from the client to the first access point, wherein the one or more pending requests are serviceable by a first server; and
upon determining that the client has successfully established connectivity with a second access point, forwarding, by one or more computer processors of the client, each of the one or more pending requests to the second access point without first awaiting expiration of the pending interval timer associated with the respective pending request.

US Pat. No. 10,397,808

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DATA COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for device-to-device (D2D) communication, the method comprising:receiving, from a second user equipment (UE) performing D2D communication with a first UE, information about a reception rate generated by the second UE based on a signal from the first UE, wherein the information about the reception rate includes information indicating whether the reception rate increases or decreases in the second UE;
receiving location information about at least one of the first UE or the second UE;
determining a data communication configuration for the D2D communication based on the information about the reception rate and the location information; and
transmitting the determined data communication configuration to at least one of the first UE or the second UE.

US Pat. No. 10,397,807

INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT AND NETWORK PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION IN SMALL CELLS

wildfire.exchange, inc., ...

1. A method of configuring a small cell base station in a cellular network via a cellular network manager, the method comprising:responsive to installation of the small cell base station, receiving measurement data by the cellular network manager over an Internet Protocol (IP) network from the small cell base station, wherein the cellular network manager is a network server;
determining one or more optimized values of one or more parameters for the small cell base station based on the measurement data and one or more constraints associated with at least a portion of the cellular network, wherein the one or more constraints are based on an impact of the small cell base station on one or more macrocells in the cellular network, wherein the one or more constraints are one or more of a minimum aggregate throughput or a maximum percentage drop in throughput in a particular microcell, a minimum percentage of end-users having a minimum threshold of data throughput, a maximum number or percentage of dropped calls within a predefined period of time, and a minimum percentage of end-users having coverage; and
transmitting the one or more optimized values of one or more parameters by the cellular network manager over the IP network to the small cell base station for self-configuration thereof, wherein the small cell base station collects the measurement data after installation for the self-configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,397,806

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, BASE STATION, TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device comprising:wireless communication circuitry configured to communicate with a base station of a wireless communication system in which one or more frequencies are used; and
processing circuitry configured to
receive a signal from the base station,
transmit information used for setting a frequency to be used by the base station of the wireless communication system in a case where a predetermined event is determined to have occurred based on the received signal, and
control the wireless communication circuitry such that handover to a cell operated by a changed frequency is performed in a case where a frequency used in the base station with which the wireless communication circuitry communicates is changed, wherein
the predetermined event is occurrence of a coverage hole in an area of a cluster composed of one or more cells included in the wireless communication system, the coverage hole being an area in which the terminal device fails to perform communication or communication quality is poor, and
the signal includes coverage hole area information indicating at least one of a position and a size of the coverage hole.

US Pat. No. 10,397,805

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A first secondary cell base station in a communication system that includes a master cell base station, a second secondary cell base station, a core network, and a terminal device, the first secondary cell base station comprising:a reception interface configured to receive, from the master cell base station, downlink user data received from the core network by the master cell base station; and
a transmission interface configured to transmit, to the terminal device, downlink user data received by the reception interface,
wherein the reception interface is further configured to receive, from the master cell base station, switching information indicating that a secondary cell base station for transmitting, to the terminal device, downlink user data is changed from the first secondary cell base station to the second secondary cell base station,
wherein the transmission interface is further configured to transmit first remaining data to the second secondary cell base station when the reception interface receives the switching information,
wherein the first remaining data are downlink packet data received from the master cell base station, and
wherein the transmission interface is further configured to transmit, to the master cell base station via the second secondary cell base station, first information relating to data transmitted to the second secondary cell base station after transmitting the first remaining data to the second secondary cell base station, when a link between the first secondary cell base station and the master cell base station is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,397,804

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT SYSTEM, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE ABLE TO CONTROL ANTENNA DIRECTION OF WIRELESS ACCESS POINT APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING ANTENNA DIRECTION OF A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT APPARATUS

GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A wireless access point system, comprising:a wireless access point apparatus, having a directional antenna unit and an antenna-adjusting unit; wherein
the directional antenna unit is adapted to radiate a wireless signal having a radiation direction; and
the antenna-adjusting unit is adapted to receive a control instruction to adjust the radiation direction of the wireless signal;
a storage device storing a location list, the location list recording a location and an optimum direction corresponding to the location; and
a portable electronic device establishing a wireless communication link with the wireless access point apparatus, the portable electronic device having a wireless signal transceiver and a central processing unit; wherein the portable electronic device includes a detection mode and a connection mode and is arranged such that in the detection mode, the central processing unit generates the control instruction, and the wireless signal transceiver transmit the control instruction to control the wireless access point apparatus to radiate the wireless signal and change the radiation direction within a specified direction range; the wireless signal transceiver receives the wireless signal and the central processing unit analyzes the wireless signal to obtain the optimum direction having an optimum signal receiving strength, so that the central processing unit updates the location list in the storage device with the optimum direction and the location corresponding to the optimum direction;
in the connection mode, the central processing unit receives the input of the location, loads the optimum direction corresponding to the location according to the location list in the storage device, and controls the radiation direction to be adjusted as the optimum direction being loaded.

US Pat. No. 10,397,803

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECTIONAL MESH NETWORKS WITH JOINT BACKHAUL AND ACCESS LINK DESIGN

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for configuring a millimeter wave (mmW) mesh network, the method comprising:receiving, from a candidate node configured for millimeter wave communication, a request to join the mmW mesh network;
sending, to the candidate node, a mesh neighbor candidate list comprising mmW nodes identified as candidate mesh neighbors for the candidate node;
determining a mmW signal strength of the candidate node at a location;
testing that the candidate node conforms to a requirement of the mmW mesh network;
sending, to the candidate node, deployment aid information to help avoid mmW signal shadowing, the deployment aid information comprising the mmW signal strength of the candidate node at the location and a suggested geographic location for the candidate node;
determining a mmW node included in the mesh neighbor candidate list sent to the candidate node; and
sending, to the mmW node a request to perform a beam refinement procedure based on an indication that the candidate node conforms to the requirement of the mmW mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,802

DETECTING CHANGES AT CELL SITES AND SURROUNDING AREAS USING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

1. A method for cell site inspection by a cell site operator using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and a processing device, the method comprising:utilizing the UAV to capture initial data of a cell site and surrounding geography;
creating an initial computer model of the cell site and surrounding geography from the initial data, wherein the initial computer model represents a known good state of the cell site and the surrounding geography at a first point in time, and wherein the initial computer model is a three-dimensional (3D) model defined by an initial point cloud;
utilizing the UAV to capture current data of the cell site and the surrounding geography;
creating a current computer model of the cell site and surrounding geography from the current data, wherein the current computer model represents the condition of the cell site and surrounding geography at a second point in time after the first point in time, and wherein the current computer model is a 3D model defined by a second point cloud;
comparing the second point cloud of the current computer model to the initial point cloud of the initial computer model by the processing device; and
identifying variances between the second point cloud of the current computer model and the initial point cloud of the initial computer model by the processing device, wherein the variances comprise differences in the condition of the cell site and the surrounding geography between the first point in time and the second point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,397,801

ACCURATE SHORT RANGE POSITIONING WITH WIRELESS SIGNALS

Nestwave SAS, Paris (FR)...

1. A method implemented by a positioning cell for supporting positioning determination of a communication device in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving by the positioning cell from a master positioning cell a tight synchronization signal;
determining by the positioning cell a time difference between time of arrival of the tight synchronization signal and theoretical time of arrival of the tight synchronization signal, where the theoretical time of arrival is corrected by theoretical time of flight along a direct line-of-sight path from the master positioning cell to the positioning cell;
synchronizing the positioning cell based on the received tight synchronization signal adjusted by the time difference, wherein the synchronizing comprises synchronizing a clock in the positioning cell;
emitting by the positioning cell to the communication device in the wireless communication network a positioning signal at a time determined by the synchronized clock.

US Pat. No. 10,397,800

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK ACCESS POINT INSTALLATION AND ACCESS CONTROL

BRK Brands, Inc., Aurora...

1. A method of customizing installation and placement of wireless access point placement in a building, the method comprising:receiving, at one or more first computing devices, from a second computing device, a request to configure and install a plurality of wireless access point devices in a building, the plurality of wireless access point devices comprising a first wireless access point and a second wireless access point;
accessing, at the one or more first computing devices, a location identifier associated with the first wireless access point;
retrieving, at the one or more first computing devices, i) a building address associated with the location identifier and ii) building layout data associated with the building address and causing a layout description derived from the building layout data and the retrieved building address to be presented on the second computing device;
determining, at the one or more first computing devices, using the building layout data, a first location for the first wireless access point and a second location or the second wireless access point; and
causing, at the one or more first computing devices, the first location and second location to be presented at the second computing device, at a graphical user interface of, a graphical representation of a map of the building, wherein the first location and second location each denotes a floor location and an area location on each respective floor location.

US Pat. No. 10,397,799

RADIO SIGNAL PATH DESIGN TOOL WITH GRAPHICAL DISPLAY TO FACILITATE SELECTION OF ALTERNATIVE RADIO ANTENNA SITES

Wireless Applications Cor...

1. A computer readable non-transitory medium storing instruction that when executed by a processor in a computing system, cause the computing system to perform a method of assessing the suitability of alternative antenna placement sites for radio communication, the method comprising:receiving a first proposed location of a first radio antenna and a second proposed location of a second radio antenna, the first and second radio antennas forming a radio link;
determining a first plurality of points spatially distributed in a regular pattern based on one or more parameters around the first proposed location of the first radio antenna, determining a second plurality of points spatially distributed In a regular pattern based on one or more parameters around the second proposed location of the second radio antenna, wherein the one or more parameters are associated with a dimension;
computing alternative radio path profiles between each one of the points in the first plurality of points and each one of the points in the second plurality of points;
displaying an aerial view of the path between the first proposed location of the first radio antenna and the second proposed location of the second radio antenna;
displaying the first plurality of points around the first proposed location of the first radio antenna and second plurality of points around the second proposed location of the second radio antenna, wherein:
each one of the points in the first plurality of points or the second plurality of points is visually depicted to indicate a suitability of the point as an alternative antenna placement site based on the computed alternative path profiles, and
the suitability of each one of the points as an alternative antenna placement site is based on whether an antenna placed as the alternative antenna placement site has a radio link that meets a specified path design goal; and
receiving an indication of a user action for selecting the first proposed location of the first radio antenna or the second proposed location of the second radio antenna and moving the first proposed location or the second proposed location to an alternative antenna placement site In the first plurality of points or the second plurality of points, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,397,798

RADIO SIGNAL PATH DESIGN TOOL WITH GRAPHICAL DISPLAY TO FACILITATE SELECTION OF ALTERNATIVE RADIO ANTENNA SITES

Wireless Applications Cor...

1. A computer readable non-transitory medium storing instruction that when executed by a processor in a computing system, cause the computing system to perform a method of assessing the suitability of alternative antenna placement sites for radio communication, the method comprising:receiving a first location of a first radio antenna and a second location of a second radio antenna, the first and second radio antennas forming a radio link;
determining a first plurality of points spatially arranged in a grid pattern based on one or more parameters around the first location of the first radio antenna, determining a second plurality of points spatially arranged in a grid pattern based on one or more parameters around the second location of the second radio antenna, wherein the one or more parameters are associated with a dimension;
computing one or more radio link metrics between each one of the points in the first plurality of points and each one of the points in the second plurality of points;
detecting an Indication to move the first location of the first radio antenna to a third location while the second location of the second radio antenna remains fixed;
in response to detecting the indication to move the first location of the first radio antenna to a third location displaying each one of the points in the first plurality of points to indicate a suitability of the point as an alternative antenna placement site based on the computed one or more radio link metrics,
wherein the suitability of the point as an alternative antenna placement site is based on whether an antenna placed at the alternative antenna placement site has a radio link that meets a specified path design goal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,797

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION OF SHARED SPECTRUM

ATC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, R...

1. A server comprising:a communication interface configured to
communicate with one or more servers via a backchannel, and
control a terrestrial antenna to provide a wireless network;
a memory; and
an electronic processor communicatively connected to the memory, the electronic processor configured to
allocate bid units,
determine whether an increase in spectrum is needed for the wireless network, the wireless network sharing the spectrum with wireless networks provided by the one or more servers,
responsive to determining that the increase in the spectrum is needed for the wireless network, control the communication interface to transmit a specified number of the bid units to the one or more servers over the backchannel,
receive zero or more external bid units from each of the one or more servers,
determine whether the zero or more external bid units from the each of the one or more servers is more than or equal to the specified number of the bid units,
responsive to determining that the zero or more external bid units from the each of the one or more servers is not more than the specified number, control the communication interface to transmit information via the wireless network using the increase in the spectrum, and
responsive to determining that the zero or more external bid units from the each of the one or more servers is more than or equal to the specified number of the bid units, control the communication interface to not transmit the information via the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,397,796

OVER-THE-AIR SIGNALING FOR AN INCREASED REUSE FACTOR IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a first user equipment (UE), a first communication over a shared radio frequency spectrum band from a first base station;
determining, based at least in part on receiving the first communication, whether or not a channel reservation signal is detected over the shared radio frequency spectrum band, wherein:
if the first communication comprises a pre-grant communication associated with a downlink communication, then the determining comprises determining whether or not a channel reservation for transmission signal is detected, and
if the first communication comprises a grant of uplink resources associated with an uplink transmission, then the determining comprises determining whether or not a channel reservation for reception signal is detected; and
transmitting a second communication over the shared radio frequency spectrum band, to the first base station, based at least in part on determining that the channel reservation signal is not detected, the second communication comprising an approval of the downlink transmission, or the uplink transmission, wherein:
if the first communication comprises the pre-grant communication associated with a downlink communication, then transmitting the second communication occurs whether or not a channel reservation for reception signal corresponding to the channel reservation for transmission is received; and
if the first communication comprises the grant of uplink resources, then transmitting the second communication occurs whether or not a channel reservation for transmission signal corresponding to the channel reservation for reception is received.

US Pat. No. 10,397,795

FRAME STRUCTURE AND DATA MAPPING FOR LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A method, comprising:(a) receiving an indication of a first symbol location and an indication of a second symbol location onto an User Equipment (UE);
(b) receiving a License Assisted Access (LAA) subframe, wherein the LAA subframe includes multiple symbols;
(c) determining if control information is present at the first symbol location within the received LAA subframe for any received LAA subframe;
(d) determining if control information is present at the second symbol location within the received LAA subframe if it was determined in (c) that control information was not present at the first symbol location, wherein the first symbol location is different from the second symbol location; and
(e) determining demodulation parameters based on the control information that is present in either the first symbol location or the second symbol location such that the LAA subframe is demodulated using the determined demodulation parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,397,793

RADAR DETECTION IN WIRELESS NETWORK THAT USES FREQUENCY-DIVISION DUPLEXING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for detecting, in a wireless network, a radar transmission from a radar source, comprising:designating an apparatus, configured to communicate with an access terminal in the wireless network on a channel operating in a frequency-division duplexing mode, to monitor the channel for the radar transmission from the radar source while operating on the channel;
causing the apparatus to refrain from transmitting on the channel during at least one subframe of a frame of a downlink frequency band associated with the channel;
causing the apparatus to monitor the channel for the radar transmission from the radar source while operating on the channel and to detect the radar transmission from the radar source on the channel during the at least one subframe of the frame of the downlink frequency band in which the apparatus is caused to refrain from transmitting on the channel; and
based on a power level of the radar transmission from the radar source being greater than a threshold value during the at least one subframe of the frame of the downlink frequency band in which the apparatus is caused to monitor the channel for the radar transmission from the radar source, causing the apparatus to switch to a different channel to communicate with the access terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,792

CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A channel assignment apparatus comprising:a network interface module; and
a processor coupled to the network interface module, wherein
the processor is configured to execute to:
represent a value group by, a symmetric matrix, the value group including, as elements, amounts of interference respectively corresponding to wireless access points;
perform a row exchange and a column exchange in the symmetric matrix based on magnitude of each of the amounts of interference;
generate one of a upper triangular matrix and a lower triangular matrix from the symmetric matrix in which the row exchange and the column exchange are performed; and
assign a frequency channel to each of the wireless access points by using one of the upper triangular matrix and the lower triangular matrix in accordance with a predetermined algorithm for selecting an optimal assignment candidate corresponding to the magnitude of each of the amounts of interference from among a plurality of assignment candidates for the frequency channel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,791

METHOD FOR AUTO-DISCOVERY IN NETWORKS IMPLEMENTING NETWORK SLICING

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method implemented by a service rendezvous point (SRP), the method comprising:receiving, by a receiver of the SRP, a plurality of register messages from a plurality of service switch points (SSPs) that are each associated with a different network domain, each of the register messages comprising an identifier of a network domain associated with an SSP sending the registration message and service information identifying a plurality of services available to be provided to a user equipment (UE) by a network domain; sending, by a transmitter of the SRP, a plurality of report messages to the plurality of SSPs, each of the report messages comprising resource allocation information for each of the network domains for a service, the resource allocation information including an amount of resources to be allocated at the each of the network domains for the service; maintaining, at a memory of the SRP, a SSP database storing at least one of the resource allocation information of each of the network domains, and the service information of each of the network domains.

US Pat. No. 10,397,790

HARDWARE-TRUSTED WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATIONS OVER A WIRELESS RELAY

Sprint Communications Com...

10. A wireless access point has a physically-embedded, read-only hardware-trust key to serve User Equipment (UE) with hardware-trusted wireless data communications and wherein the wireless access point comprises hardware-trusted memory and normal memory, the wireless access point comprising:data communication transceivers configured to receive a hardware-trust challenge number;
data processing circuitry configured to generate a hardware-trust result with the physically-embedded, read-only hardware-trust key and the hardware-trust challenge number;
the data communication transceivers configured to transfer the hardware-trust result and receive an access hardware-trust digital certificate;
the data communication transceivers configured to wirelessly receive a hardware-trusted attachment request from the UE and wirelessly transfer the access hardware-trust digital certificate to the UE;
the data communication transceivers configured to wirelessly exchange user data with the UE responsive to the UE validating the access hardware-trust digital certificate;
the data processing circuitry configured to store the user data with the hardware-trusted memory; and
the data communication transceivers configured to exchange the user data with a data network.