US Pat. No. 10,390,742

NON-INVASIVE MONITOR FOR MEASURING REGIONAL SATURATION OF OXYGEN

KOHKEN MEDICAL CO., LTD.,...

1. A non-invasive monitor for measuring regional saturation of oxygen for measuring an oxygen saturation of a brain blood stream continuously in a non-invasive manner by mounting the monitor on a person's head, comprising:a sensor unit including a printed circuit board on which a light emitting unit for irradiating a surface of the forehead of the head with light of 650 to 1000 nm and a light receiving unit for receiving light which has been emitted by the light emitting unit and has propagated inside the head are mounted, wherein the sensor unit is a board-shaped member that is bent according to the shape of the forehead;
a main body unit disposed in front of the forehead when being mounted on the head, including a computation processing unit for calculating a mixed oxygen saturation of the brain blood based on a detection signal detected by the sensor unit, a display unit for displaying a computation processing result by the computation processing unit, and a power source unit for supplying power to the sensor unit, the computation processing unit, and the display unit;
a sensor holder for holding the sensor unit while the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit are disposed in an aperture portion, having a board shape abutting on the forehead and including the aperture portion penetrating in a board thickness direction thereof, wherein the sensor holder is a board-shaped member that is bent according to the shape of the forehead;
a sensor pressing board for holding the sensor unit toward the sensor holder, disposed between the sensor unit and the main body unit, wherein the sensor pressing board is a board-shaped member that is bent according to the shape of the forehead;
a connecting unit for electrically connecting the sensor unit and the main body unit; and
a headband for mounting the main body unit on the head detachably,
wherein the sensor holder, the sensor unit, the sensor pressing board, and the main body unit are integrated by being stacked in this order from the forehead-side,
wherein the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit are disposed such that a light emitting surface of the light emitting unit and a light receiving surface of the light receiving unit face the forehead-side, and a part or the whole of the forehead-side surface of the sensor unit is on the same surface as the forehead-side surface of the sensor holder or protrudes from the forehead-side surface of the sensor holder toward the forehead-side,
wherein the sensor unit includes a right light emitting unit and a left light emitting unit as the light emitting unit and includes a right light receiving unit and a left light receiving unit as the light receiving unit, and the left light receiving unit, the left light emitting unit, the right light emitting unit, and the right light receiving unit are disposed in this order in a lateral direction of the forehead,
wherein the left light emitting unit and the right light emitting unit are disposed in linear symmetry with a virtual straight line between the left light emitting unit and the right light emitting unit as a symmetric axis,
wherein the left light receiving unit and the right light emitting unit are disposed in linear symmetry with the virtual straight line as a symmetric axis,
wherein the right light emitting unit and the right light receiving unit is for measuring the oxygen saturation of the right brain, and the left light emitting unit and the left light receiving unit is for measuring the oxygen saturation of the left brain, and
wherein the main body unit has a center mark, and the position of the center mark in a lateral direction of the forehead is on the virtual straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,390,702

IMPLANTABLE DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE EVALUATION OF ACTIVE AGENTS

Kibur Medical, Inc., Bos...

1. An implantable microdevice comprisinga cylindrical support structure having on its curved surface and along the length of the cylindrical support structure a plurality of microwells formed on or within the support structure, the plurality of microwells containing up to a microdose of one or more active agents,
the implantable microdevice having a diameter of between about 0.5 mm and about 2.0 mm, and a length of less than about 5.0 mm, which permit implantation into a tissue using a catheter, cannula, or biopsy needle and removal of the microdevice with the adjacent tissue in spatial orientation with the implantable microdevice using a catheter, cannula, or a biopsy needle with a larger diameter than that of the microdevice,
optionally comprising a guidewire attached to a proximal end of the microdevice.

US Pat. No. 10,390,693

METHOD AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM FOR OPTICALLY MEASURING AN OBJECT

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A measurement system for optically measuring an object, comprising a dental camera and an optical attachment, wherein the optical attachment includes at least one lens, which is shaped and arranged in such a way that the optical attachment has a negative focal length, so that a measurement field or a measurement volume of the dental camera is enlarged by the optical attachment and wherein the teeth of a patient are measured by means of the dental camera, and a first image of the teeth is generated, wherein at least one portion of the face of the patient is measured by means of the dental camera with the optical attachment with the enlarged measurement field or measurement volume; and a second image of the face is generated, wherein subsequently the first image of the teeth and the second image of the face are registered to form a composite image.

US Pat. No. 10,390,680

ONE-WAY CLUTCH

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A fluid circulation assembly, comprising:a motor;
a drive shaft rotatably coupled to the motor, the drive shaft defining an axial direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction, the drive shaft extending along the axial direction out of the motor; and
an impeller comprising a central hub and a plurality of impeller blades extending outwardly from the central hub along the radial direction, the impeller coupled to the drive shaft with a one-way clutch, the one-way clutch comprising a housing formed of a unitary and seamless construction with the central hub and a bearing disposed within the housing, the housing including a first wall extending along the radial direction and a second wall oblique to the first wall, a width of the bearing along the radial direction is less than a length of the first wall along the radial direction, the bearing configured to move within the housing between a first position and a second position, the bearing radially spaced from the drive shaft in the first position, the second wall extending from the first wall inwardly along the radial direction and configured to guide the bearing radially inward from the first position to the second position, the bearing operatively engaging the second wall of the housing and the drive shaft to transfer rotational motion from the drive shaft to the impeller in the second position;
wherein the bearing is configured to move to the first position to disengage the drive shaft and the impeller such that the drive shaft rotates freely within the impeller when the drive shaft rotates in a first direction and the bearing is configured to move to the second position to engage the drive shaft and the impeller to transfer rotational movement from the drive shaft to the impeller when the drive shaft rotates in a second direction opposing the first direction.

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. 10,390,620

ERGONOMIC SEATING SYSTEM, TILT-LOCK CONTROL AND REMOTE POWERING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A work environment adjustment system for supporting a user in a plurality of ergonomic positions, the system comprising:a first assembly having at least first and second components that are adjustable between at least first and second relative positions to support the user in first and second different postures, the first assembly further including a processor, an actuator and a wireless receiver;
a second assembly separate from the first assembly and including a furniture assembly, the furniture assembly including at least first and second components that are adjustable between at least first and second relative positions to support the user in the first and second different postures, the second assembly further including a processor and a wireless transmitter;
wherein, upon the relative position of the second assembly first and second components being changed from the first position to the second position, the second assembly processor transmits a wireless signal to the receiver;
wherein, upon receiving the wireless signal at the receiver, the first assembly processor controls the actuator to adjust the position of the first assembly first and second components from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,390,617

BRACKET FOR SLIDE RAIL

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A bracket adapted for mounting a slide rail to a post having first and second surfaces on opposite sides thereof, the bracket comprising:a bracket plate for being attached to the slide rail;
at least one mounting member connected to an end portion of the bracket plate, the mounting member being configured to mount to the post with the end portion of the bracket plate engaging the first surface of the post;
a first fastening member movably mounted on the bracket plate, wherein a fastening portion of the first fastening member is configured to extend across the second surface of the post when the first fastening member is in a locking state; and
an engaging base coupled to the first fastening member to be spaced from the post at an opposite side thereof with respect to the end portion of the bracket plate when the mounting member mounts to the post, the engaging base including a first portion and a second portion connected to the first portion defining a head member and a shank member secured to a surface of said first fastening member;
wherein the second portion or head member of the engaging base includes a plurality of engaging features;
the second portion or head member and the first fastening member surface form a space between the second portion or the head member and the surface of the first fastening member and defined by a length of said first portion or shank; and
a second fastening member secured to an object supported by said slide rail, said second portion or head member is releasably coupled to the second fastening member.

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. 10,390,604

FLEXIBLE CONTAINER

Hydrapak LLC, Oakland, C...

1. An assembly for making a flexible container device comprising:a container top;
a container bottom;
a flexible reservoir panel having a first open end and a second open end,
wherein the flexible reservoir panel is attached at the first open end to the container top,
wherein the flexible reservoir panel is attached at the second open end to the container bottom,
wherein the flexible reservoir panel is attached to itself at a seam and forms an internal volume of the flexible container device,
wherein the seam has a seam gap and the flexible reservoir panel is not attached to itself at the seam gap; and
an anvil extending into the internal volume through an opening in the flexible container device,
wherein the anvil contacts at least one of the container top and the container bottom.

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. 10,390,579

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. 10,390,576

NECKWEAR AND FASTENERS

PATUGA LLC, Clarence, NY...

5. A neckwear, comprising:(a) a neckband;
(b) a neckband module;
(c) a plurality of torso segments, said plurality of torso segments including at least a first torso segment and a second torso segment; and
(d) a plurality of fasteners, said plurality of fasteners including at least a first fastener, a second fastener, and a first member of a third fastener;
wherein said neckband is connected to said neckband module, said neckband module is connected to said first torso segment, and said first torso segment is connected to said second torso segment;
wherein said first fastener pivotably connects said neckband module with said first torso segment;
wherein said second fastener pivotably connects said first torso segment with said second torso segment;
wherein the neckband module includes a first member of said first fastener;
wherein said first torso segment includes a second member of said first fastener and a first member of said second fastener;
wherein said second torso segment includes a second member of said second fastener and said first member of said third fastener; and
wherein said first torso segment is configured to be intra-changeable with said second torso segment by separating the first member of said first fastener from the second member of said first fastener; separating said first member of said second fastener from said second member of said second fastener; joining said second member of said second fastener to said first member of said first fastener; and joining said second member of said first fastener to said first member of said third fastener;
each of the first members comprises one of a first hinge member including a first leaf, a knuckle, a key groove, a keyway and a pin or a second hinge member including a second leaf, a key and a barrel; and
each of the second members comprises another of the first hinge member including the first leaf, the knuckle, the key groove, the keyway and the pin or the second hinge member including the second leaf, the key and the barrel;
wherein the key groove is configured to receive the key and the barrel is configured to receive the pin, and, when the fastener is locked or in use, the key is engaged with the key groove and the pin is engaged with the barrel allowing the first and second hinge members to pivot about the pin; and
wherein the keyway is configured to receive the key during locking and unlocking of the of the first and second hinge members and said keyway comprises a first leg.

US Pat. No. 10,390,575

MEDICAL GLOVE FOR USE WHEN TAKING A PULSE

Summit Glove Inc., Miner...

1. A glove comprising:a wrist region;
a palm region extending outwardly from the wrist region;
a digit region extending outwardly from the palm region;
a hand-receiving cavity defined by the wrist region, palm region and digit region, and an opening to said cavity being defined by the wrist region, said cavity being adapted to receive a hand of a user inserted through the opening; and
wherein the wrist region, palm region and digit region are comprised of a first layer of nitrile rubber that is free of or essentially free of elements, components or compounds that cause hypersensitivity or allergic reaction in persons who wear the glove, and wherein the nitrile rubber is free of or essentially free of zinc and/or sulfur and/or accelerators; and
wherein the wrist region, palm region, and digit region further include at least one additional layer that is located adjacent one or the other of an inner surface or an outer surface of the first layer of nitrile rubber; and wherein the additional layer is comprised of an elastomeric polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,390,571

GARMENT SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND CASING

1. A support structure comprising:a frame shaped to approximate a circumferential curvature of a wearer's torso in a horizontal plane proximate to an inframammary fold of the wearer; and
a volumetric cup portion, the volumetric cup portion extending from an upper edge of the frame as a cantilever projection and being shaped to accept insertion of a portion of a wearer's breast, wherein the support structure is configured to be encased within a casing and the casing is configured to be partially enclosed within a housing.

US Pat. No. 10,390,550

METHOD FOR PROCESSING BIOMATERIALS

HBC Holding Company, LLC,...

1. A system comprising:a first applicator comprising an end portion, a waveguide, a material entry port, and a material exit port;
an electromagnetic generator connected to the first applicator so as to provide electromagnetic energy to the first applicator; and
a conduit comprising an interior and configured to carry heterogeneous materials comprising liquid and solid materials,
wherein the conduit is attached to the first applicator so that the heterogeneous materials passes through the material entry port and the material exit port, and
wherein the conduit interior comprises a top portion, a bottom portion and a center portion, wherein the conduit is aligned along the longitudinal length of the first applicator so that a higher concentration of the electromagnetic energy is applied to the bottom portion relative to the center and top portions of the conduit's interior thereby causing materials in the bottom portion of the conduit's interior to heat faster than materials in the center and top portions of the conduit's interior.

US Pat. No. 10,390,539

DEVICE FOR SEPARATING INDIVIDUAL SAUSAGES SEPARATED FROM ONE ANOTHER BY TWIST POINTS

INOTEC GMBH MASCHINENENTW...

1. A device for separating individual sausages (12), which are separated from one another by twist points (15), at a cutting point (5), wherein a sensor (6) for detecting the twist point (15) is connected upstream of the cutting point (5), wherein, upstream of the cutting point (5), there is positioned at least one further sensor (7) which runs parallel to the sensor (6) and which is located closer to the cutting point (5) than the sensor (6), wherein the sensors (6, 7) each generate an infrared light shell.

US Pat. No. 10,390,537

STRUCTURE OF DOUGH PREPARATION MACHINE

ANKO FOOD MACHINE CO., LT...

1. A dough preparation machine, comprising a power unit, which drives, via a rotational speed mechanism, a helical screw shaft, the helical screw shaft being arranged to extend into a dough chamber, a jet nozzle being arranged on an end of the dough chamber such that the dough is positionable into the dough chamber and driven and compressed through rotation of the helical screw shaft to be discharged through the jet nozzle, the dough chamber being provided with a bearing that is set at a location above the helical screw shaft, the bearing receiving and coupled to an auxiliary dough driver, which is driven by the power unit and the rotational speed mechanism,wherein the auxiliary dough driver comprises, at least, a rotary axle, the rotary axle comprising a shaft hole extending therethrough in an axial direction, the rotary axle being provided with at least one side opening that extends therethrough in a radial direction, the rotary axle being provided, in an outer circumference thereof, two side slots extending in a longitudinal direction and on two sides of the side opening;
two movable blades, which each comprise a driving plate in the form of an elongated plate and a retention ring, the two movable blades being respectively insertable into the rotary axle from two opposite sides thereof such that the retention rings are received in the side opening and the two driving plates are respectively received in the two side slots, a central shaft being received in and extending through the shaft hole of the rotary axle and also extending through the retention holes of the two movable blades, the central shaft being arranged to drive the rotary axle to rotate, a fastening assembly fixing the auxiliary dough driver to the bearing of the dough chamber; and
the dough chamber comprises a sidewall at a location adjacent to the auxiliary dough driver and forms a circular arc, wherein when the auxiliary dough driver is in rotation, one of the movable blades that is moving to pass through the circular arc sidewall of the dough chamber is compressed inward thereby so as to have the driving plate thereof retracted inward and received in a corresponding one of the side slots of the rotary axle, and wherein the one of the movable blades, when retracted inward, drives another one of the movable blades outward through the retention rings so that the driving plate of said another one of the movable blades is caused to project out to drive and poke the dough until being further rotated to reach the circular arc sidewall of the dough chamber to be compressed inward thereby to thereby complete a cycle of extension-retraction based operation of dough kneading and poking.

US Pat. No. 10,390,519

ANIMAL RESTRAINT DEVICE

Tim Farrar, Salt Lake Ci...

1. An animal restraint device comprising:an elongated member that extends from a first end to a second end, includes an interior surface and an exterior surface, and includes a posterior length that includes a portion of the elongated member having the first end and a remaining length that includes a portion of the elongated member having the second end;
a first connector that is positioned at the first end;
a second connector that is attached to the elongated member and positioned at a first distance from the first end;
a collar loop formed from the posterior length through attachment of the first connector to the second connector;
a first strip of hook-and-loop fasteners that is affixed to a portion of the interior surface of the elongated member; and
a second strip of hook-and-loop fasteners that is affixed to a portion of the exterior surface of the elongated member,
a third connector that is positioned at the second end; and
a fourth connector that is attached to the elongated member and is positioned at a second distance from the second end, the fourth connector being configured to be releasably attached to the third connector,
wherein the elongated member is configurable in an on-animal storage configuration in which:
one or more concentric loops are formed from the remaining length of the elongated member,
the first strip is affixed to the second strip,
the concentric loops are wrapped around the collar loop in a single rotational direction,
portions of the interior surface of the remaining length are affixed to portions of the exterior surface of the collar loop or to the exterior surface of one concentric loop of the concentric loops, and
the second end is connected to the exterior surface of an outer-most concentric loop of the concentric loops.

US Pat. No. 10,390,472

DETERMINING FIELD CHARACTERISTICS USING OPTICAL RECOGNITION

AGCO Corporation, Duluth...

1. A system, comprising:a machine comprising a drive system;
a position determining device configured to detect a geographic location of the machine; and
one or more computing devices configured to:
access an aerial or satellite image of one or more fields;
detect from pixel differences in the image a field boundary of one of the one or more fields;
identify a center of a field corresponding to the field boundary by identifying a geometric center of the field boundary;
determine coordinates for the identified center of the field;
determine a machine path by defining multiple concentric circles of the machine path centered at the coordinates; and
cause the drive system to automatically navigate the machine according to the machine path.
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. 10,396,395

SOLID ELECTROLYTE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNO...

1. A solid electrolyte material comprising a sulfide composition represented by a composition formula Li4?4y?x?zP4+1+y?xP5+xS4?zXz (Li4?4y?x?zP1?yS4?zXz), wherein 0.2?x<1.0, 0?z?0.2, and 0?y?0.075, andX is at least one of F, Cl, N and OH, and
the solid electrolyte material has a peak at a position of 2?=17.8°±0.1°, 19.1°±0.1°, 21.7°±0.1°, 23.8°±0.1° and 30.85°±0.1° in X-ray diffraction measurement using a CuK? ray.
US Pat. No. 10,392,560

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY ETCHING TITANIUM NITRIDE

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A composition for selectively removing titanium nitride and/or photoresist etch residue material from the surface of a microelectronic device having same thereon, said composition comprising at least one oxidizing agent, at least one etchant, at least one corrosion inhibitor, and at least one solvent,wherein the composition is substantially devoid of hydrogen peroxide
wherein the at least one corrosion inhibitor comprises a cationic quaternary species selected from the group consisting of cationic quaternary salts such as benzalkonium chloride, benzyldimethyldodecylammonium chloride, myristyltrimethylammonium bromide, dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide, hexadecylpyridinium chloride, Aliquat 336, benzyldimethylphenylammonium chloride, Crodaquat TES, Rewoquat CPEM, hexadecyltrimethylammonium p-toluenesulfonate, hexadecyltrimethylammonium hydroxide, 1-methyl-1?-tetradecyl-4,4?-bipyridium dichloride, alkyltrimethylammonium bromide, amprolium hydrochloride, benzethonium hydroxide, benzethonium chloride, benzyldimethylhexadecylammonium chloride, benzyldimethyltetradecylammonium chloride, benzyldodecyldimethylammonium bromide, benzyldodecyldimethylammonium chloride, cetylpyridinium chloride, choline p-toluenesulfonate salt, dimethyldioctadecylammonium bromide, dodecylethyldimethylammonium bromide, dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride, ethylhexadecyldimethylammonium bromide, Girard's reagent, hexadecyl(2-hydroxyethyl)dimethylammonium dihydrogen phosphate, dexadecylpyridinium bromide, hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, hexadecyltrimethylammonium chloride, methylbenzethonium chloride, Hyamine® 1622, Luviquat™, N,N?,N?-polyoxyethylene (10)-N-tallow-1,3-diaminopropane liquid, oxyphenonium bromide, tetraheptylammonium bromide, tetrakis(decyl)ammonium bromide, thonzonium bromide, tridodecylammonium chloride, trimethyloctadecylammonium bromide, 1-methyl-3-n-octylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, 1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate. 1-decyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, tridodecylmethylammonium bromide, dimethyldistearylammonium chloride, and hexamethonium chloride, and
wherein the etchant comprises a species selected from the group consisting of H2ZrF6 , H2TiF6, HPF6, HF, ammonium fluoride, tetrafluoroboric acid, hexafluorosilicic acid, tetrabutylammonium tetrafluoroborate (TBA-BF4), ammonium hexafluorosilicate, ammonium hexafluorotitanate, tetraalkylammonium fluoride (NR1R2R3R4F), tetraalkylammonium hydroxide (NR1R2R3R4OH), where R1, R2, R3, R4 may be the same as or different from one another and is selected from the group consisting of straight-chained or branched C1-C6 alkyl groups, weak bases, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,392,570

METHOD FOR THE HYDROTREATMENT OF DISTILLATE CUTS USING A CATALYST MADE FROM AN AMORPHOUS MESOPOROUS ALUMINA HAVING HIGH CONNECTIVITY

IFP Energies Nouvelles, ...

1. A process for hydrotreatment of at least one liquid hydrocarbon feedstock having a weighted average temperature of more than 380° C., said process comprising:hydrotreating said liquid hydrocarbon feedstock at a temperature of between 250° C. and 430° C., at a total pressure of between 4 MPa and 20 MPa, with a ratio of volume of hydrogen to volume of liquid hydrocarbon feedstock of between 200 and 2,000 liters per liter and at an Hourly Volume Velocity, defined by the ratio of the volume flow of liquid hydrocarbon feedstock to the volume of catalyst fed into the reactor, of between 0.5 and 5 h?1,
wherein said hydrotreating is performed in the presence of at least one catalyst containing at least one metal from Group VIB and/or at least one metal from Group VIII of the periodic table and a support containing an amorphous mesoporous alumina,
wherein said amorphous mesoporous alumina is prepared by a method comprising the following steps:
a) in a first alumina precipitation step a), precipitating alumina in an aqueous reaction medium containing at least one basic precursor selected from sodium aluminate, potassium aluminate, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide and at least one acid precursor selected from aluminum sulphate, aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and nitric acid, wherein at least one of the basic or acid precursors comprises aluminum, the relative flows of the acid and basic precursors is selected to obtain a pH of the reaction medium of between 8.5 and 10.5 and the flow of the acid and basic precursor(s) containing aluminum is adjusted to obtain a rate of progress of the first alumina precipitation step a) of between 45 and 90%, the rate of progress being defined as being the alumina formed as equivalent Al2O3 in said first alumina precipitation step a) as a proportion of the total quantity of alumina formed in the method, said first alumina precipitation step a) operating at a temperature of between 20 and 40° C., and for a period of between 2 minutes and 30 minutes, wherein said first alumina precipitation step a) produces a suspension,
aa) a first heating step wherein the suspension from step a) is heated at a temperature of between 20 and 90° C. for a period of between 7 and 45 minutes,
a?) in a second alumina precipitation step a?), precipitating alumina in an aqueous reaction medium containing at least one basic precursor selected from sodium aluminate, potassium aluminate, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide and at least one acid precursor selected from aluminum sulphate, aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and nitric acid, wherein at least one of the basic or acid precursors comprises aluminum, the relative flow of the acid and basic precursors is selected to obtain a pH of the reaction medium of between 8.5 and 10.5 and the flow of the acid and basic precursor(s) containing aluminum is adjusted to obtain a rate of progress of the second alumina precipitation step a?) of between 10 and 55%, the rate of progress being defined as being the alumina formed as equivalent Al2O3 in said second alumina precipitation step a?) as a proportion of the total quantity of alumina formed in the method, said step a?) operating at a temperature of between 40 and 90° C., and for a period of between 2 minutes and 30 minutes, wherein the step a?) produces a suspension,
a?a?) a second heating step wherein the suspension from step a?) is heated at a temperature of between 50 and 95° C.,
b) in a thermal treatment step, heating the suspension obtained in step a?a?) at a temperature of between 50 and 200° C. for a period of between 30 minutes and 5 hours,
c) in a filtration step, filtering the suspension obtained from thermal treatment step b) wherein an alumina gel is obtained, followed by at least one washing of the gel obtained,
d) in a drying step, drying the alumina gel obtained in step c) to obtain a powder,
e) in a shaping step, shaping the powder obtained in step d) to obtain a raw material, and
f) in a further thermal treatment step, heating the raw material obtained in step e) at a temperature of between 500 and 1000° C., in the presence or not of an air flow containing up to 60 vol. % of water.
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. 10,391,048

RECOMBINANT HIGH-STABILITY SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Hangzhou Redox Pharmatech...

1. A superoxide dismutase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4.
US Pat. No. 10,391,051

ORAL CARE COMPOSITION COMPRISING CUTTLEFISH BONE POWDER AND USES THEREOF

VISIONATUROLAB INC., Bla...

1. A method for preparing a demineralized cuttlefish bone powder, the method comprising:(a) grinding a cuttlefish bone to obtain a coarse cuttlefish bone powder;
(b) sieving the coarse bone powder to obtain a first cuttlefish bone powder having particle size from 60 microns to 61 microns;
(c) mildly demineralizing the first cuttlefish bone powder in a solution of ammonium chloride or ammonium acetate having a pH of about 4.5 to about 5.5, at a temperature and for a period of time sufficient to obtain a demineralized cuttlefish bone powder having more than 95% (w/w) calcium carbonate content;
(d) washing the demineralized cuttlefish bone powder until a neutral pH is reached; and
(e) drying the demineralized cuttlefish bone powder.
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. 10,392,604

ATTENUATED INFLUENZA VECTORS FOR THE PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND FOR THE TREATMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL DISEASES

PHARMENTERPRISES BIOTECH ...

1. An attenuated influenza A virus inducing a cross-protective response against influenza A and B viruses, comprising a chimeric NS fragment including a truncated reading frame of an NS1 protein and a Nep gene heterologous sequence, wherein said truncated reading frame of the NS1 protein is derived from H1N1 influenza virus subtype, and the Nep gene heterologous sequence is derived from H2N2 influenza virus subtype and wherein said truncated reading frame encodes the NS1 protein consisting of 124 amino acid residues corresponding to SEQ ID NO: 4.
US Pat. No. 10,392,605

P97-IDS FUSION PROTEINS

Bioasis Technologies Inc....

1. A p97 (melanotransferrin) fusion protein, comprising an iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS) polypeptide fused to the N-terminus of a p97 polypeptide fragment and an optional heterologous peptide linker (L) in between, wherein the p97 polypeptide fragment consists of the amino acid sequence having at least 80% sequence identity to DSSHAFTLDELR (SEQ ID NO: 14) and having transport activity.
US Pat. No. 10,391,071

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING VALERIAN EXTRACTS

CUTECH SRL, Padua (IT)

1. A method for treating scalp disorders caused by excessive sebogenesis, comprising topically administering on the scalp a composition comprising a valerian extract or an ester obtained from the combination of acid contained in the valerian extract with an aliphatic alcohol, in an amount effective for reducing sebum content, thereby treating the scalp disorders caused by the excessive sebogenesis.
US Pat. No. 10,392,614

METHODS OF SINGLE-CELL BARCODING AND SEQUENCING

AbVitro LLC, Seattle, WA...

1. A method comprising:producing a plurality of cDNAs from a plurality of polynucleotides, wherein at least one polynucleotide encodes a heavy and/or light chain, from a plurality of immune cells from a biological sample, the producing comprising:
(i) reverse transcribing a sequence complementary to a sequence downstream of a variable region of the at least one polynucleotide encoding a heavy and/or light chain, using:
(A) a first plurality of primers, and
(B) a reverse transcriptase comprising a non-template terminal transferase activity, wherein 3 or more identical non-template nucleotides are added to a 3? end of the cDNAs, and
(ii) template switching, using a plurality of template switch polynucleotides, each comprising:
(A) a unique barcode,
(B) a first primer binding site 5? to the unique barcode, and
(C) a 3? end region complementary to the 3 or more identical non-template nucleotides,
thereby forming a plurality of uniquely barcoded cDNAs; wherein the reverse transcribing and the template switching are performed in an emulsion;wherein the method optionally further comprises:(a) amplifying the plurality of uniquely barcoded cDNAs, thereby forming a library of uniquely barcoded sequences comprising a variable region of the heavy (VH) or light (VL) chain polynucleotides;and wherein the method further optionally comprises:(b) sequencing one or more of the sequences of the library.
US Pat. No. 10,392,640

METHOD FOR MODIFYING STARCH TO SLOW DOWN THE DIGESTION RATE

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A method to modify starch to slow down the digestion rate of the starch, comprising the sequential steps of:a) heating a starch slurry sample at 50 to 60° C. for 10 to 15 minutes and then adding 20 to 50 U/g starch branching enzyme (GBE) to the starch slurry sample, wherein the GBE is encoded by a GBE gene having the DNA sequence of SEQ ID NO:1;
b) incubating the starch slurry sample with the GBE at 50 to 60° C. for 4 to 20 hours;
c) heating the starch slurry sample in boiling water to obtain a gelatinized starch and inactivate the GBE;
d) incubating the gelatinized starch at 50 to 60° C. for 10 to 15 minutes and then adding 20 to 50 U/g of the GBE to the gelatinized starch;
e) incubating the gelatinized starch with the GBE at 50 to 60° C. for 4 to 20 hours;
f) heating the gelatinized starch in boiling water to terminate the enzymatic reaction; and
g) obtaining final product of modified starch after freeze-drying.
US Pat. No. 10,391,117

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF IRON

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A method of treating a disease, disorder, or condition characterized by iron deficiency or dysfunctional iron metabolism resulting in reduced bioavailability of dietary iron, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an iron carbohydrate complex in a single dosage unit of at least 0.7 grams of elemental iron, wherein:the iron carbohydrate complex is substantially non-immunogenic, and has substantially no cross reactivity with anti-dextran antibodies; and
the iron carbohydrate complex is an iron polyisomaltose complex.
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. 10,392,429

BIPHASIC SINGLE-CHAIN INSULIN ANALOGUES

Case Western Reserve Univ...

1. A single-chain insulin comprising:a C-domain of from 6 to 11 amino acid residues comprising at least two acidic residues at the N-terminal side of the C-domain and at least two basic residues at the C-terminal side of the C-domain peptide, wherein the amino acids at the N-terminal side of the C-domain are the amino acids Glu-Glu;
a basic amino acid residue at the position corresponding to A8 of human insulin, and
an acidic amino acid residue at the position corresponding to A14 of human insulin.
US Pat. No. 10,391,160

DIMETHYL FUMARATE AND VACCINATION REGIMENS

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A method of treating multiple sclerosis in a human subject in need thereof, said method comprising:(a) administering to the subject a first dose of a pharmaceutical composition for a first dosing period, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises a fumarate agent selected from the group consisting of monomethyl fumarate, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of monomethyl fumarate, dimethyl fumarate, and a combination thereof;
(b) administering a vaccine to the subject, wherein the subject receives the vaccine during the first dosing period; and
(c) administering to the subject a second dose of the pharmaceutical composition for a second dosing period, wherein: (i) the second dosing period is after the first dosing period, and (ii) the second dosing period is initiated within one day of the end of the first dosing period;
wherein the second dose is the same as the first dose, and the first dose and the second dose are administered daily;
wherein the multiple sclerosis is a relapsing form of multiple sclerosis;
wherein the vaccine is an inactive vaccine; and
wherein the first dose is a therapeutically effective amount of monomethyl fumarate, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of monomethyl fumarate, dimethyl fumarate, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,392,455

PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING THE POLYMER COMPOSITION OF AN ETHYLENE COPOLYMER OBTAINED BY A CATALYST SYSTEM COMPRISING A TRANSITION METAL CATALYST COMPONENT AND A ZIEGLER CATALYST COMPONENT

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A method of preparing an ethylene copolymer composition comprising:forming the ethylene copolymer composition by copolymerizing ethylene and at least one other olefin in a single stage in the presence of a polymerization catalyst system comprising:
(i) at least one late transition metal catalyst component (A) selected from the group consisting of iron, nickel, palladium and cobalt,
(ii) at least one Ziegler catalyst component (B), and
(iii) at least one activating compound (C),
wherein the ethylene copolymer composition has a vinyl group concentration per 1000 carbons of 0.96 or less,
wherein the ethylene copolymer composition comprises a first ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one late transition metal catalyst component (A) and a second ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one Ziegler catalyst component (B),
wherein the forming step further includes the step of:
adding an alkyl alkoxy silane or a dialkyl ether, wherein the relative amount of the first ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one late transition metal catalyst component (A) is increased relative to the second ethylene copolymer component, or adding a saturated halogenated hydrocarbon, wherein the relative amount of the second ethylene copolymer component derived from the at least one Ziegler catalyst component (B) is increased relative to the first ethylene copolymer component;
wherein the ratio of (C) to (A) is from 20,000:1 to 1:1, and the ratio of (B) to (A) is from 500:1 to 1:100.
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. 10,393,751

SPECIFIC PEPTIDE BINDERS TO PROTEINS IDENTIFIED VIA SYSTEMATIC DISCOVERY, MATURATION AND EXTENSION PROCESS

ROCHE SEQUENCING SOLUTION...

1. An isolated artificial peptide binder bound to a target protein, the isolated artificial peptide binder having specific affinity for the target protein, the artificial peptide binder having at least 5 and up to 20 amino acids, the artificial peptide binder selected from a streptavidin binder comprising a sequence selected from the sequences in Tables 1 and 2; a Taq polymerase binder comprising a sequence selected from the sequences in Table 3; a binder to Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) comprising a sequence selected from the sequences in Table 4; a thrombin binder comprising a sequence selected from the sequences in Table 5; a binder to Tumor Necrosis Factor comprising a sequence selected from the sequences in Table 6; and a binder to Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator (uPA) comprising a sequence selected from the sequences in Table 7,wherein the artificial peptide binder is one of an N-terminal tag added to a protein, a C-terminal tag added to a protein, and attached to a solid support through a covalent bond,
wherein when the artificial peptide binder is a streptavidin binder, the target protein is streptavidin,
wherein when the artificial peptide binder is a Taq polymerase binder, the target protein is Taq polymerase,
wherein when the artificial peptide binder is a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) binder, the target protein is Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA),
wherein when the artificial peptide binder is a thrombin binder, the target protein is thrombin,
wherein when the artificial peptide binder is a binder to Tumor Necrosis Factor, the target protein is Tumor Necrosis Factor, and
wherein when the artificial peptide binder is a binder to Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator (uPA), the target protein is Urokinase-type Plasminogen Activator (uPA).
US Pat. No. 10,391,704

METHOD TO MANUFACTURE A RAZOR HANDLE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A method to manufacture a razor handle, said method comprising the steps of:a) providing a material which is formable by hand
b) forming a handle model from said moldable material by hand
c) creating a 3D point cloud from said handle model
d) creating a 3D CAD file of said 3D point cloud of said handle model
e) creating a connection point for a razor cartridge in said 3D CAD file of said handle
f) 3D printing said connection point and handle.
US Pat. No. 10,393,755

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING EYE INFECTIONS AND DISEASE

University of Virginia Pa...

1. A sterile, aqueous pharmaceutical composition for topical administration to an ocular surface, the composition comprising:a peptide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein the peptide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, has an amino acid sequence consisting of SEQ ID NO: 5,
wherein the C-terminus of the peptide is amidated,
wherein the N-terminus of the peptide is acetylated, and a pharmaceutically acceptable aqueous carrier,
wherein the sterile, aqueous pharmaceutical composition is suitable for topical administration to an ocular surface of a subject, and
wherein the sterile, aqueous pharmaceutical composition is free of any type of enzymatic, chemical or biochemical molecule capable of breakdown of the peptide at its termini that is sequential degradation of the peptide at a terminal end thereof in the absence of the C-terminus amidation and the N-terminus acetylation.
US Pat. No. 10,393,757

DIAGNOSTIC DRUG AND DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

DAINIPPON SUMITOMO PHARMA...

1. A method of treating a test person affected with Alzheimer's disease or having a high possibility of being affected with Alzheimer's disease in the near future comprising the steps of:(1) detecting an S38AA fragment with an anti-S38AA antibody in a sample collected from the test person,
(2) comparing the amount of S38AA fragment in the sample collected from the test person with an amount of S38AA fragment in a sample collected from a normal person,
(3) determining the test person is affected with Alzheimer's disease or has a high possibility of being affected with Alzheimer's disease in the near future when the amount of S38AA fragment in the sample from the test person is high relative to the amount of S38AA fragment in the sample from the normal person, and
(4) administering an agent capable of treating or preventing Alzheimer's disease to the test person who is determined to be affected with Alzheimer's disease or has a high possibility of being affected with Alzheimer's disease in the near future in step (3),
wherein the S38AA is a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 2,
wherein the S38AA fragment is a polypeptide consisting of the S38AA extra-membranous domain or a partial polypeptide thereof,
wherein the antibody is an antibody specifically recognizing an amino acid region selected from the following (a) to (c): (a) the 689-1119th amino acids of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 2, (b) the 399-688th amino acids of the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 2, and (c) an amino acid region spanning both regions (a) and (b), and
wherein the sample collected from the test person and the sample collected from the normal person are blood.
US Pat. No. 10,393,759

METHODS OF DETERMINING A TREATMENT PROTOCOL FOR AND/OR A PROGNOSIS OF A PATIENT'S RECOVERY FROM A BRAIN INJURY

Quanterix Corporation, L...

1. A method of determining a prognosis of a patient's recovery from a brain injury comprising:(a) performing an assay on each of a plurality of blood samples obtained from the patient following the brain injury and/or plasma and/or serum derived from each of the blood samples to determine a measure of the tau protein molecule concentration in each sample,
wherein the plurality of samples are obtained from the patient over a period of time of at least about 48 hours,
wherein at least one of the plurality of samples is obtained within 12 hours of the brain injury,
wherein the assay is characterized by a limit of detection of tau protein molecules that is less than about 0.2 pg/mL; and comprises:
i. exposing a plurality of capture objects that each include a binding surface having affinity for tau protein molecules to the blood sample;
ii. immobilizing at least a portion of the tau protein molecules with respect to the plurality of capture objects such that at least some of the capture objects associate with at least one tau protein molecule and a statistically significant fraction of the capture objects do not associate with any tau protein molecules;
iii. determining a proportion of the plurality of capture objects that associated with a tau protein molecule in step ii; and
iv. determining a measure of tau protein molecule concentration in the blood sample based at least in part on the proportion determined in step iii;
(b) determining an area under a curve of a graph of the measure of the tau protein molecule concentration in the plurality of samples versus time, wherein the area is determined for the total period of time and/or a second peak in the tau protein molecule concentration; and
(c) determining a prognosis of the patient's recovery from the brain injury and/or a method of treatment based on the area under the curve determined in step (b).
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. 10,391,205

POLYMER FOR MEDICAL DEVICE, MEDICAL DEVICE MATERIAL AND MEDICAL DEVICE PREPARED FROM THE MATERIAL, AND MONOMER COMPOSITION FOR POLYMER FOR USE IN PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL DEVICE

National University Corpo...

1. A polymer having a structural unit derived from a glycerol group-containing monomer, and a structural unit derived from an unsaturated monomer having a structure in which an organic group having a structure site having 4 or more continuously-bound carbon atoms is bound to an ethylenically unsaturated group; andsatisfying a glass-transition temperature of ?5° C. or less and/or a glass-transition temperature of ?25° C. or less at a saturated water content.
US Pat. No. 10,392,746

METHOD FOR PREVENTING SCALE FORMATION

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method for preventing or decreasing scale formation on process surfaces in manufacturing process of paper or board, wherein pH of the process water is >7, said method comprising adding performic acid as an antiscaling agent to process water of the paper or board manufacturing process, whereby the pH value of the process water changes less than 1 pH unit after the addition of performic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,392,496

POLYOLEFIN PIPE

Uponor Innovation AB, Vi...

1. A polymeric pipe formed from:a polyolefin structural polymer;
a photoinitiator in an amount of 0.02 to 3% by weight;
a co-agent in an amount of 0.02 to 10%, by weight;
an antioxidant in an amount of 0.1 to 1% by weight; and
a scavenger in an amount of 0.01 to 2% by weight;
wherein the photoinitiator is one or more of benzophenone, benzophenone substituted at the 4-position and benzophenone substituted at the 4 and 4?-position;
wherein the co-agent comprises at least one carbon-carbon double bond; and
wherein the scavenger is one of (C6-C30 alkyl)NCO, OCN(C6-C30 alkyl)NCO, cycloalkyl isocyanates, multi-functional isocyanates, oligomeric isocyanates, polymeric isocyanates, nanoparticles, or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,391,473

POLYMER-PROTECTED SORBENT

Electric Power Research I...

1. A sorbent for capturing a trace level chemical species, comprising:a sorbent having a single body of a predetermined geometric shape and an outer surface and comprising a plurality of sorbent particles capable of capturing a chemical species, wherein the predetermined geometric shape of said sorbent is formed by said plurality of sorbent particles; and
a polymer covering at least a portion of the outer surface of said sorbent, wherein said polymer conforms to and has a corresponding shape of the portion.
US Pat. No. 10,392,500

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR LIQUID MIXING ASSESSMENT

Siemens Healthcare Diagno...

1. A composition consisting of an aqueous solution of an organic dye of molecular weight in the range of about 300 to about 1,000 Dalton and a density-enhancing material wherein an amount of the density-enhancing material in the aqueous solution is sufficient to achieve a density of about 1.0 to about 1.3 g/mL and wherein the composition has a viscosity of about 3.5 to about 5.0 centipoise, wherein the organic dye isan aromatic azo dye, or
a triarlymethane dye, or is
selected from the group consisting of Erioglaucine, Ponceau S, Allura Red, Acid Red, Malachite Green, and Amaranth.
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. 10,398,036

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate including an insulation plate and a conductive pattern formed on the insulation plate, the conductive pattern having a concave joint space formed therein; and
a contact component having a cylindrical shape with a hollow hole extending through the contact component, wherein
the contact component includes a first open end portion on one side, the first open end portion being joined to the joint space of the conductive pattern via a joining member, and
the concave joint space is recessed toward the insulation plate.

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. 10,397,945

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CONFIGURING TIMING OF UPLINK TRANSMISSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of configuring timing of an uplink (UL) transmission of a carrier aggregation (CA) system, the method comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment (UE), information related to a time advance offset for the CA system;
receiving, by the UE, information related to a timing adjustment indication for the CA system that includes a primary cell (Pcell) and at least two secondary cells (Scells), wherein the timing adjustment indication is configured by a base station (BS) for a first Scell;
adjusting, by the UE, a starting timing of a UL subframe in a second Scell participating in the CA system based on the time advance offset and the timing adjustment indication; and
transmitting data based on the adjusted starting timing of the UL subframe,
wherein the first Scell and the second Scell belong to a time advance group (TAG) to which the Pcell does not belong, and
wherein a frame structure of the first Scell is different from a frame structure of the second Scell.

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. 10,397,853

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. 10,397,850

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. 10,397,843

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. 10,397,834

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. 10,397,829

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. 10,397,812

SUB-CELL LEVEL, MULTI-LAYER DEGRADATION DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS AND RECOVERY

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:self-healing at least one first cell in a network or at least one second cell in the network, the network comprising the at least one first cell and the at least one second cell, wherein the at least one first cell and the at least one second cell have at least partially overlapping coverage,
wherein the self-healing comprises a network device applying multi-layer reasoning based on a heterogeneous network having a plurality of cells being different from one another with respect to at least one of coverage area and radio access technology type to integrate information of different cell layers and sub-cell level reasoning to consider fine-granular location information, and
wherein the self-healing is based on location information.

US Pat. No. 10,397,786

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING MOBILE DEVICE USE

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A system for controlling access of a mobile device, comprising:a special-purpose hardware processor that executes rules for establishing conditions under which the mobile device or at least one application of the mobile device are locked, the conditions establishing an authorization to execute the at least one application or filter available access or activities within the at least one application according to an ownership type and an access level; and
a special-purpose hardware processor for locking the at least one application of the mobile device when the mobile device is outside the vicinity of a network and the ownership type is a first ownership type, and for authorizing the use of the at least one application or filtering the available access or activities within the at least one application according to the access level when the mobile device is outside of the vicinity of the network and the ownership type is a second ownership type.

US Pat. No. 10,397,774

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:an operation unit;
one or more memory devices that store a set of instructions; and
one or more processors that execute the set of instructions to perform operations including:
activating a software access point that is used in a case of executing direct wireless communication with a communication terminal and is identified from an external apparatus by a predetermined service set identifier (SSID) that complies with a specific setting method among a plurality of setting methods when an initial setting of the information processing apparatus is executed, wherein the initial setting is executed upon condition that power is supplied to the information processing apparatus while the information processing apparatus is in a state of factory shipment, and
activating a software access point that is used in a case of executing direct wireless communication with a communication terminal and is identified from an external apparatus by an SSID that is different from the predetermined SSID and complies with a setting method that is different from the specific setting method, based on a user operation for executing setting of the information processing apparatus through the setting method different from the specific setting method among the plurality of setting methods,
wherein the user operation is received via the operation unit, and
wherein a network setting used by the information processing apparatus is received from the communication terminal using the direct wireless communication via the activated software access point.

US Pat. No. 10,397,771

TECHNIQUES FOR PROVISIONING BOOTSTRAP ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES (ESIMS) TO MOBILE DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile device configured to obtain and install a bootstrap electronic Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM), the mobile device comprising:an electronic Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC); and
at least one processor configured to cause the mobile device to:
generate a command to obtain the bootstrap eSIM, wherein the command includes first metadata that identifies one or more operational aspects associated with the mobile device;
issue the command to the eUICC;
receive, from the eUICC and in response to the command, a bootstrap eSIM request, wherein the bootstrap eSIM request is based on (i) the first metadata, and (ii) second metadata that identifies one or more operational aspects associated with the eUICC;
provide the bootstrap eSIM request to a bootstrap eSIM selection server;
receive, from the bootstrap eSIM selection server, a bootstrap eSIM package that includes information for obtaining the bootstrap eSIM; and
obtain the bootstrap eSIM in accordance with the bootstrap eSIM package, wherein the bootstrap eSIM is formed in accordance with the first and second metadata.

US Pat. No. 10,397,753

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FUSING INERTIAL AND BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY SENSOR DATA FOR LOCALIZATION

Tata Consultancy Services...

1. A system comprising:a memory storing instructions;
a processor communicatively coupled to said memory, wherein said processor is configured by said instructions to:
read and parse a floor plan to obtain a location of a user, wherein said floor plan comprises a plurality of grids;
identify a grid from said plurality of grids using said location of said user, wherein said grid comprises a plurality of beacons placed at each crossing point of the grid;
determine a distance between said user and said plurality of beacons in said identified grid;
trilaterate said location of said user using a plurality of beacon identifiers, each beacon identifier of said plurality of beacon identifiers is specific to a beacon from said plurality of beacons;
assign a weight to the trilaterated location based on said distance between said user and said plurality of beacons in said grid to obtain a first set of weights;
compute one or more weights using number of particles generated with respect to an inertial measurement obtained from an inertial sensor to obtain a second set of weights, wherein the inertial sensor is attached of the location of the user and the identified grid; and
fuse, based on one or more criteria, said first set of weights and said second set of weights to obtain a first actual coordinate and a second actual co-ordinate, wherein the first actual coordinate and the second actual coordinate are indicative of a specific position of said user in said location; wherein, the one or more criteria includes fusing to be performed:
each time the user comes to a rest position and when a noisy inertial window is determined due to ambient noise or improper orientation of the inertial sensors; or
for every pre-determined time period, based on a timer expiry.

US Pat. No. 10,397,739

SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF A RADIO MAP

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method comprising, performed by at least one apparatus:obtaining from each of a plurality of mobile devices a batch of data for a site, a batch of data from a respective mobile device including:
data enabling a determination of at least one reference position of the mobile device,
sensor data of at least one motion sensor of the mobile device, and
sets of results of measurements performed by the mobile device on radio signals at different locations of the site, each set comprising at least one indication of a received signal strength of radio signals and an associated identifier of at least one radio transmitter transmitting the radio signals;
processing each batch of data to determine for each mobile device a sequence of fingerprints associating a respective position, which is based on the at least one reference position and the sensor data, with each set of results of measurements;
estimating at least one characteristic of each of a plurality of radio transmitters based on sequences of fingerprints determined for the plurality of mobile devices;
in at least a first iteration:
processing each batch of data to determine for each mobile device a refined sequence of fingerprints associating a respective position, which is based on the at least one reference position, the sensor data and estimated characteristics of the plurality of radio transmitters, with each set of results of measurements; and
estimating at least one characteristic of each of the plurality of radio transmitters in a first radio map based on the refined sequences of fingerprints determined for the plurality of mobile devices,
in at least a second iteration, generating a second radio map;
determining whether a convergence criterion has been met based on the first iteration and the second iteration or the first radio map and the second radio map;
wherein the convergence criterion is based on a difference between a first radio transmitter location for the first radio map and a second radio transmitter location for the second radio map being less than a predetermined value; and
providing the second radio map in response to the convergence criterion being met.

US Pat. No. 10,397,717

ACOUSTIC DIAPHRAGM AND SPEAKER CONTAINING THE SAME

Ming Chi University of Te...

1. An acoustic diaphragm, comprising:a cone; and
a surround mounted around the cone;
wherein an amorphous titanium-zirconium film is formed on a cone substrate, a surround substrate, or both of the substrates;
wherein the amorphous titanium-zirconium film is a titanium-zirconium-boron metallic glass and contains 30 at %-36 at % of zirconium, 44 at %-49 at % of titanium, and 15 at %-22 at % of boron.

US Pat. No. 10,397,710

NEUTRALIZING THE EFFECT OF A MEDICAL DEVICE LOCATION

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A method, comprising:calculating a first head related transfer function for a first microphone of a beamforming microphone array of a hearing prosthesis based on a first set of one or more calibration sounds emitted from a target direction relative to a recipient's head;
calculating a second head related transfer function for a second microphone of the beamforming microphone array based on the first set of one or more calibration sounds emitted from the target direction;
calculating a third head related transfer function for the first microphone of the beamforming microphone array based on a second set of one or more calibration sounds emitted from an attenuation direction relative to the recipient's head;
calculating a fourth head related transfer function for the second microphone of the beamforming microphone array based on the second set of one or more calibration sounds emitted from the attenuation direction;
calculating a magnitude and phase difference between the first microphone and the second microphone for the target direction and the attenuation direction based on the first, second, third, and fourth head related transfer functions;
calculating a set of beamformer coefficients for the beamforming microphone array based on the magnitude and phase differences between the first microphone and the second microphone; and
configuring the hearing prosthesis with the set of beamformer coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,397,697

BAND-LIMITED BEAMFORMING MICROPHONE ARRAY

ClerOne Inc., Salt Lake ...

1. A band-limited beamforming microphone array made by augmenting a beamforming microphone array with non-beamforming microphones, comprising:a plurality of first microphones configured as a beamforming microphone array to resolve first audio input signals within a first frequency range;
one or more additional microphone(s) configured to resolve second audio input signals within a restricted second frequency range such that the additional microphone(s) are coupled to the beamforming microphone array;
augmented beamforming that processes audio signals from the beamforming microphone array and the additional microphone(s), the augmented beamforming further includes: a processor, memory, and storage and where the processor executes software program steps to:
receive the resolved first audio signals from the beamforming microphone array;
receive the resolved and restricted second audio input signals;
perform beamforming on the received and resolved first audio input signal; and
combine the beamformed first audio input signal with the resolved and restricted second audio input signals to create an audio signal within a band-limited frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,397,695

LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED ACRYLIC LOUDSPEAKER ENCLOSURE

AUDIO KLARATY LIMITED, H...

1. A loudspeaker enclosure comprising a plurality of panels bonded together to form an enclosure for housing at least one electro-mechanical acoustic transducer, wherein at least one of the panels comprises substantially laminated glass and at least another one of the panels comprises substantially laminated acrylic; further comprising a laminated glass-panel having an aperture for receiving a woofer transducer unit, wherein the woofer transducer unit is connected to the laminated glass panel by a mounting ring, the mounting ring is bonded to the laminated glass panel by semi-flexible vibrational absorbing adhesive material and the mounting ring of the woofer transducer unit comprises a perimeter edge tapering down outwardly to partially covers front surface of the laminated glass panel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,687

EARBUD SPEECH ESTIMATION

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A signal processing device for earbud speech estimation, the device comprising:at least one input for receiving a microphone signal from a microphone of an earbud;
at least one input for receiving a bone conduction sensor signal from a bone conduction sensor of an earbud;
a processor configured to determine from the bone conduction sensor signal at least one characteristic of speech of a user of the earbud, the at least one characteristic being a non-binary variable, the processor further configured to derive from the at least one characteristic of speech at least one signal conditioning parameter; and the processor further configured to use the at least one signal conditioning parameter to condition the microphone signal;
wherein the non-binary variable characteristic of speech determined by the processor from the bone conduction sensor signal is a signal to noise ratio of the bone conduction sensor signal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,679

TRANSPARENT TOUCHSCREEN PARAMETRIC EMITTER

TURTLE BEACH CORPORATION,...

1. An integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel, comprising:a first transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel comprising a first base layer and a first conductive layer; and
a second transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel disposed adjacent the first transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel, the second transparent layer of the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel comprising a second base layer and a second conductive layer;
wherein the second transparent layer is a touchscreen for detecting the presence of a touch, while driving the integrated transparent ultrasonic audio speaker and touchscreen panel to produce an ultrasonic audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,659

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERSONALIZING THE DISPLAY OF RECORDINGS STORED IN A USER RECEIVING DEVICE

The DIRECTV Group, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:storing content in a digital video recorder of a user receiving device to form stored content and a stored content list that corresponds to the stored content;
communicating from a first user device a first display request for displaying the stored content list and from a second user device a second display request for displaying the stored content list, said first display request comprising a first user device identifier and said second display request comprising a second user identifier;
determining a first timeslot corresponding to the first display request and a second timeslot corresponding to a second display request;
retrieving, at the user receiving device, the stored content list having a set of content titles corresponding to stored content list;
reordering, at the user receiving device, the content titles of the set of the stored content list in response to a first timeslot viewing profile corresponding to the first timeslot and the first user device identifier to form a first reordered stored content list;
while maintaining the stored content list, reordering the same set of content titles of the set of the stored content list in response to a second timeslot viewing profile corresponding the second timeslot and the second user device identifier to form a second reordered stored content list;
communicating, from the user receiving device, the first reordered stored content list to the first user device;
communicating, from the user recording device, the second reordered stored content list to the second user device;
displaying the first reordered stored content list at a first display associated with first user device; and
displaying the second reordered stored content list at a second display associated with second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,653

CONTENT CONTROL SYSTEM WITH FILTERING MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A content control system comprising:a control unit including a processor configured to:
determine a filter pattern based on an arrangement of a number of a filter indicator marked on a display content;
calculate an indicator count for the filter pattern, wherein the indicator count is a sum of the number of instances the display content is marked with the filter indicator;
update the filter pattern to meet a community standard based on the indicator count for the filter pattern of a user entry being below the indicator count for a community model, wherein the community standard is an instance of the filter pattern approved by a community of users;
generate an alteration decision based on the indicator count satisfying a count threshold and the community standard; and
generate an obscenity alert based on the alteration decision wherein the obscenity alert including a countdown time indicating a time left prior to reaching a content time where a flag type unsuitable for an age group will be displayed; and
a communication unit including a microelectronic, coupled to the control unit, configured to transmit the obscenity alert for displaying on a device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,651

MEDIA CHANNEL IDENTIFICATION WITH MULTI-MATCH DETECTION AND DISAMBIGUATION BASED ON SINGLE-MATCH

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon instructions executable by a processing unit to carry out operations comprising:determining that a digital fingerprint of a first segment of media content being rendered by a media presentation device matches multiple reference fingerprints each corresponding with a different respective channel;
after determining that the digital fingerprint of the first segment matches the multiple reference fingerprints each corresponding with a different respective channel, performing disambiguation based at least in part on an earlier determination that a digital fingerprint of a second segment of the media content being rendered by the media presentation device matches a reference fingerprint corresponding with just a single channel, the disambiguation establishing that the media presentation device is receiving the media content on the single channel, wherein the first and second segments of the media content being rendered by the media presentation device are first and second respective time segments of the media content being rendered by the media presentation device, wherein the second time segment is before the first time segment, and
taking action based on the establishing that the media presentation device is receiving the media content on the single channel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,634

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZED PRESENTATION OF VIDEO TIMELINE METADATA

SYNAMEDIA LIMITED, Middl...

1. A method for presenting timeline metadata on a companion device, wherein said companion device is implemented on a computing device and said timeline metadata is associated with video content items, the method comprising:forwarding a unique signature to a timeline metadata provision system, said unique signature uniquely identifying one of said video content items, wherein said timeline metadata provision system is operative to capture timeline metadata associated with said video content items;
synchronizing a start position in said one of said video content items with a start position in a timeline provided by a timeline metadata distributor in said timeline metadata provision system, wherein said timeline is associated with said one of said video content items;
receiving timeline metadata from said timeline metadata distributor according to said timeline, wherein said timeline metadata is associated with said one of said content items according to said unique signature wherein said timeline metadata is received in response to said timeline metadata distributor pushing said timeline metadata to said companion device in a pseudo-live mode using websockets such that said timeline metadata arrives as per a current timeline of the video content item as it is being viewed and based on said timeline metadata distributor's knowledge of a state of an internal clock of said companion device obtained during synchronizing; and
presenting said timeline metadata on a display of said companion device as it is received from said timeline metadata distributor, wherein said timeline metadata received from said timeline metadata distributor was generated according to said timeline in response to at least one of a current broadcast of said one of said video content items, or a previous broadcast of said one of said video content items.

US Pat. No. 10,397,630

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING, EDITING AND PLAYING VIDEO CONTENTS AND THE METHOD THEREOF

VEAVER, INC., (KR)

1. A platform apparatus of providing video contents, the platform apparatus comprising:a platform server for providing application programs comprising a choreography creation application program enabling creation of the video contents as a choreography different from an original video contents without altering the original video contents; and
a database for storing said video contents and at least one selected from the group consisting of editing information associated with the video contents, playing information associated with the video contents, and distribution information associated with the video contents, wherein said video contents comprises choreography,
wherein said choreography creation application program is configured to:
input the editing information, which comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of cue point information, section information and section grouping information;
generate a data file containing said editing information; and
store said data file on at least one selected from the group consisting of an internal storage device, an external storage device, a network storage device, and a virtualized storage of a cloud computing network connected on network,
wherein the editing information comprises choreography difficulty level, choreography starting position, number of beats per a minute, and number of frames per a second,
wherein the cue point information is a minimum unit of the section for the video contents, and which is a data segment located between images of the video contents by inserting a periodical signal equivalent to a music beat,
wherein the section information is information for dividing the video contents into sections according to PART, VERSE or ACTION, and the sections are periodically or non-periodically grouped so as to edit the grouped video contents,
wherein the data file represents the entire video contents and consists of multiple parts, in which each part consists of multiple verses, in which each verse consists of multiple actions,
wherein the data file describes choreographic motions for creating the choreography as the video contents, and
wherein said choreography creation application program is further configured to enable editing of the choreography to be edited by inserting cue-points and dividing the choreography into sections according to the content of the choreography, setting up different playback speed for each grouped section, setting up playback delay time for a user to easily repeat the choreography, and playing repeatedly specific motion of difficulty.

US Pat. No. 10,397,627

DESKTOP-CLOUD-BASED MEDIA CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO.,L...

1. A desktop-cloud-based media control method by a thin client device, comprising:communicating with a virtual machine in a cloud server that performs cloud desktop functionality for the thin client device;
acquiring a multimedia data stream from a peripheral device connected to the thin client;
decoding the multimedia data stream, and displaying a decoded multimedia data stream at the thin client;
transmitting an indication of a user operation to the virtual machine in the cloud server;
receiving a corresponding control instruction from the virtual machine in the cloud server for controlling or processing the decoded multimedia stream, and
performing a control operation on the displayed multimedia data stream based on the received control instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,397,592

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-THREADED VIDEO DECODING

COREL SOFTWARE LLC, Wilm...

1. A method for performing video decoding, comprising:accessing a plurality of pictures associated with a video, wherein the plurality of pictures have been received over a network, each picture consisting essentially of a complete field or frame having one or more slices of a plurality of macroblocks, each picture being encoded in accordance with one of MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.264;
parsing input bits of a first one of the pictures into a plurality of syntax elements of the first picture; and
simultaneously decoding the plurality of syntax elements of the first picture into pixel values and parsing input bits of a second different one of the pictures into a plurality of syntax elements of the second picture.

US Pat. No. 10,397,581

METHOD AND RATE CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT BITRATE OF A VIDEO ENCODER

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. A method of controlling output bitrate of a video encoder encoding a video sequence, the method comprising:setting a long-term bit budget for a time period of at least one day for output of the video encoder;
determining a first allowable bitrate based on the long-term bit budget;
determining an instantaneous bit restriction for output of the video encoder;
determining a second allowable bitrate based on the instantaneous bit restriction; and
controlling output bitrate based on the first allowable bitrate and the second allowable bitrate, such that the long-term bit budget, the first allowable bitrate and the second allowable bitrate are complied with.

US Pat. No. 10,397,576

RESHAPING CURVE OPTIMIZATION IN HDR CODING

Dolby Laboratoreis Licens...

1. A method for generating a reshaping function and encoding video frames with a processor, the method comprising:receiving with the processor a first video frame in a first dynamic range;
receiving a second video frame in a second dynamic range, wherein the first and the second frames represent the same scene;
receiving a tone-mapping function mapping luminance pixel values from the first dynamic range to luminance pixel values in the second dynamic range;
receiving a first cumulative density function (CDF) matching curve which maps luminance values from the first dynamic range to reshaped luminance values in the second dynamic range;
generating a first histogram of luminance values based on luminance pixel values in the first video frame;
generating a second histogram of luminance values based on luminance pixel values in the second video frame;
generating one or more histogram peaks based on the first and second histograms of luminance values and the first CDF matching curve, wherein generating the one or more histogram peaks comprises:
smoothing the second histogram with a smoothing filter to generate a smoothed histogram;
computing a histogram of element-wise differences between corresponding codeword values in the second histogram and the smoothed histogram;
normalizing the element-wise differences to be between 0 and 1; and
determining there is a histogram peak if a normalized element-wise difference is larger than a peak-detection threshold;
generating a first luminance pixel range in the first dynamic range based on the one or more histogram peaks and the first CDF matching curve;
generating a second luminance pixel range in the first dynamic range based on the first luminance pixel range, the first CDF matching curve, and the tone-mapping function;
generating a second CDF matching curve based at least on the second luminance pixel range, the first CDF matching curve, and the tone-mapping function;
generating a forward reshaping function based on the second CDF matching curve;
applying the forward reshaping function to the first video frame to generate a reshaped video frame;
generating a backward reshaping function based on the second CDF matching curve;
compressing the reshaped video frame to generate a compressed video frame; and
combining the compressed video frame and the backward reshaping function to generate a coded bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,397,566

IMAGE CODING APPARATUS, IMAGE CODING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image coding apparatus which codes an image using intra prediction, the image coding apparatus comprising:a size determination unit configured to determine a size of a prediction block to be a unit of processing for performing intra prediction;
an intra prediction unit configured to derive a prediction error by performing intra prediction on the prediction block;
a cost determination unit configured to derive a coding cost of a prediction mode in a case where the intra prediction is performed using a reference according to the size determined by the size determination unit and determine the coding cost of the prediction mode based on the coding cost of the prediction mode and the prediction error; and
a mode determination unit configured to determine a prediction mode of the prediction block from among a plurality of prediction modes based on the coding cost.

US Pat. No. 10,397,562

4D PLATFORM FOR HOME USE AND 4D SYSTEM FOR HOME USE

FOURREAL CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A home four-dimensional (4D) platform comprising:an outer casing;
a physical feeling effect execution unit disposed in the outer casing;
a support, fixed to an inner bottom surface of the outer casing, for supporting the physical feeling effect execution unit; and
a control unit, electrically connected to the physical feeling effect executing unit, for controlling operation of the physical feeling effect executing unit,
wherein the physical feeling effect executing unit comprises:
a blower unit for blowing wind to a front of the outer casing;
a spray unit for spraying water as mist to a front of the outer casing in sync with each scene of video images; and
a light unit for flickering light to a rear of the outer casing,
wherein the outer casing comprises a track-shaped front side portion, and
wherein a plurality of mist holes for spraying water as mist are formed in a central portion of the front side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,397,556

PERSPECTIVE ALTERING DISPLAY SYSTEM

Videa, LLC, Bloomfield H...

1. A perspective altering display system, comprising:a display screen for displaying a scene;
a sensor for detecting the movement of a viewer relative to the display screen;
at least one memory for storing foreground and background imagery associated with the scene;
at least one processor interconnected to the memory and the sensor, the processor being operative to receive a signal from the sensor and shift the relative position of the foreground and background imagery in the displayed scene as a function of viewer movement;
wherein the foreground imagery is shifted by way of a translation to a greater extent than the background imagery as a viewer moves from side to side relative to the display screens;
one or more transducers for producing sounds associated with the scene; and
wherein the at least one processor is operative to alter the reproduction of the sounds as a function of viewer movement.

US Pat. No. 10,397,555

DYNAMIC IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM

Fourth Wave LLC, Washing...

1. An electronic communications method, comprising:receiving, by a device, electronic information associated with a two-dimensional image;
analyzing, by the device, the electronic information,
where the analyzing the electronic information includes analyzing color information within the two-dimensional image, where the color information determines a shape dimension of the three-dimensional electronic image;
generating, by the device, a three-dimensional electronic image based on the electronic information, where analyzing a line thickness in the two-dimensional image determines a height dimension of a three-dimensional shape that is generated within the three-dimensional electronic image.

US Pat. No. 10,397,536

PIXEL PRE-PROCESSING AND ENCODING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of pre-processing a pixel in a picture, said method comprising:obtaining an original linear luminance component value of said pixel in a third linear color space, the third linear color space comprising a linear XYZ color space, the original linear luminance component value being determined based on a linear color of said pixel in a first linear color space; and
deriving a non-linear luma component value in a second non-linear color space for said pixel based on a first non-linear chroma component value in said second non-linear color space, a second non-linear chroma component value in said second non-linear color space and said original linear luminance component value in said third linear color space;
wherein deriving said non-linear luma component value comprises deriving a non-linear luma component value in said second color space that minimizes a difference between said original linear luminance component value in said third color space and a linear luminance component value in said third color space determined based on said non-linear luma component value in said second color space, said first non-linear chroma component value in said second color space and said second non-linear chroma component value in said second color space.

US Pat. No. 10,397,530

METHOD OF DETERMINING A TOUCH POSITION AND TOUCH PROJECTION SYSTEM USING THE METHOD

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. A method of determining a touch position to be used for a touch projection system including at least two interactive projection apparatuses and a computer apparatus connected to the interactive projection apparatuses, wherein each of the interactive projection apparatuses comprises a projection unit and an image capture unit with a viewing angle range, the method comprising:projecting projection sub-images to a projection touch area, each projection sub-image is partially overlapped with an adjacent one of the other projection sub-image to form a blending projection image;
capturing the blending projection image within the viewing angle ranges, wherein the blending projection image has an overlap area;
providing a portion of information of a positioning pattern to each projection unit;
projecting each projection sub-image with the portion of information of the positioning pattern onto the projection touch area;
capturing each projection sub-image with the portion of information of the positioning pattern so as to form a positioning image respectively; and
confirming a coordinate range of the overlap area located within the blending projection image according to each of the positioning images.

US Pat. No. 10,397,524

THREE-DIMENSIONAL AROUND VIEW MONITORING SYSTEM OF VEHICLE AND METHOD THEREOF

UL See Inc., Tortola (VG...

1. A three-dimensional around view monitoring method of a vehicle, comprising the following steps:receiving a plurality of pieces of fisheye image data generated by photographing a correction plate, wherein the correction plate comprises a plurality of horizontal reference lines presented as straight lines and a plurality of radiate vertical reference lines presented as straight lines, and the horizontal reference lines and the radiate vertical reference lines are presented as circular arc lines in the pieces of fisheye image data;
correcting the pieces of fisheye image data comprising the horizontal reference lines presented as circular arc lines and the radiate vertical reference lines presented as circular arc lines into a plurality of pieces of corrected image data comprising the horizontal reference lines presented as straight lines and the radiate vertical reference lines presented as straight lines to generate a fisheye correction lookup table, and acquiring a coordinate position of each pixel, corresponding to each pixel in the pieces of fisheye image data, in the pieces of corrected image data according to the fisheye correction lookup table;
rotating and translating the radiate vertical reference lines presented as straight lines in the pieces of corrected image data in a neighborhood into overlaps having a same radiation angle to generate a rotation and translation lookup table and acquiring, according to the rotation and translation lookup table and the fisheye correction lookup table, a coordinate position of each pixel, corresponding to each pixel in the pieces of fisheye image data, in the pieces of corrected image data that have been rotated and translated; and
generating a stitched image lookup table according to the rotation and translation lookup table and the fisheye correction lookup table, acquiring, according to the stitched image lookup table, a coordinate position of each pixel, corresponding to each pixel in the pieces of fisheye image data, in the pieces of corrected image data, calculating a pixel value of each pixel in the pieces of corrected image data by using the pixel value of each pixel in the pieces of fisheye image data, and performing image stitching on the neighboring pieces of corrected image data to generate a piece of static stitched image data.

US Pat. No. 10,397,523

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AND SELECTING SOURCES IN A ROOM ON A NETWORK

Image Stream Medical, Inc...

13. The method of claim 11, further comprising analyzing data contained in a message transmitted over a network at the medical facility to determine the status.

US Pat. No. 10,397,521

SECURE TELECONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

York Telecom Corporation,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, from a clinician application, a first request, the first request comprising an indication to initiate a teleconference and an indication of a treatment room;
identifying a virtual meeting room for the teleconference;
sending, to the treatment room, an identifier of the virtual meeting room;
receiving, from the treatment room, a second request, the second request comprising an indication to join the teleconference in the virtual meeting room;
joining the treatment room to the teleconference in the virtual meeting room; and
joining the clinician application to the teleconference in the virtual meeting room.

US Pat. No. 10,397,519

DEFINING CONTENT OF INTEREST FOR VIDEO CONFERENCE ENDPOINTS WITH MULTIPLE PIECES OF CONTENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a primary video conference system participating in a collaboration session with one or more secondary video conference systems, one or more participants within a field of view of one or more cameras of the primary video conference system, the primary video conference system including at least a first video conference endpoint and a second video conference endpoint, the one or more cameras being associated with the first video conference endpoint or the second video conference endpoint of the primary video conference system;
determining, by the primary video conference system, a first attention score for a first content displayed at the first video conference endpoint based on the one or more participants;
determining, by the primary video conference system, a second attention score for a second content displayed at the second video conference endpoint based on the one or more participants;
determining, by the primary video conference system, whether the first content, the second content, or both the first content and the second content are active content based on whether the first attention score exceeds a predetermined threshold value and whether the second attention score exceeds the predetermined threshold value; and
sending, by the primary video conference system, to the one or more secondary video conference systems an indication of the active content to enable the one or more secondary video conference systems to display the active content.

US Pat. No. 10,397,510

ELECTRONIC DEVICES COMPRISING IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSORS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an image signal processor configured to:
receive a signal of a first code value corresponding to an active pixel included in an active area;
calculate a correction value based on a second code value associated with a first area and a third code value associated with a second area; and
calculate an output code value based on the first code value and the correction value,
wherein the first area and the second area are different from the active area, and
wherein the correction value includes a component of the third code value in proportion to a distance between the active pixel and the first area and includes a component of the second code value in proportion to a distance between the active pixel and the second area.

US Pat. No. 10,397,505

AUTOMATED NON-CONFORMING PIXEL MASKING

KROMEK GROUP, PLC, Sedge...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a plurality of communication events associated with a pixel of an imaging device;
identifying a frequency associated with the communication events, wherein the identifying a frequency comprises determining a number of communication events occurring within a predetermined time interval or determining a mean time interval between the communication events;
determining, from a plurality of pixels neighboring the pixel, a frequency range comprising an upper frequency limit and a lower frequency limit;
resolving, from the identified frequency and the determined frequency range, whether the pixel comprises a non-conforming pixel, wherein the resolving comprises updating a score associated with the pixel, and wherein the updating a score comprises increasing the score if the identified frequency is greater than the upper frequency limit and wherein the updating a score comprises decreasing the score if the identified frequency is less than the lower frequency limit; and
masking, if the pixel comprises a non-conforming pixel, subsequent communication events from the non-conforming pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,397,497

SOLAR INVARIANT IMAGING SYSTEM FOR OBJECT DETECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An object detection system, comprising:an imaging system that:
generates a first image based on incident light captured in a visible spectrum; and
generates a second image based on incident light captured in an infrared spectrum; and
a control system that:
receives a disparity indication associated with object detection, wherein the disparity indication includes information that an object is not detected within the first image and that the object is detected within the second image; and
sends a command to one or more vehicle systems to implement a disparity response based on the disparity indication.

US Pat. No. 10,397,491

PHOTOGRAMMETRY SYSTEM AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY METHOD

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A photogrammetry method, comprising the following steps:(a) in a direction perpendicular to a direction of movement of an object to be measured with respect to photographing devices, photographing, by the photographing devices, the object to be measured two times at a predetermined time interval to obtain two images, respectively; and
(b) according to a length Lp of the object to be measured or at least one portion of the object to be measured in the two images obtained by the photographing devices, a transverse movement distance Dp of the object to be measured or the least one portion of the object to be measured in the two images, and a speed of the object to be measured, calculating an actual length L of the object to be measured or the at least one portion of the object to be measured;
the object to be measured moves at a speed V, and, in step (a), the photographing devices photograph the object to be measured two times at a time interval t, or the object to be measured is stationary, and, in step (a), the photographing devices move at a speed V in a direction perpendicular to a photographing direction and photograph the object to be measured for two times at a time interval t; and
in step (b), the transverse movement distance Dp of the object to be measured or the at least one portion of the object to be measured in the two images obtained by the two times of photographing and the length Lp of the object to be measured or the at least one portion of the object to be measured in the images are obtained, and then the actual length L of the object to be measured or the at least one portion of the object to be measured is obtained by the following formula:

wherein Dp is a non-zero, real number.

US Pat. No. 10,397,487

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A signal processing apparatus that processes a video signal, comprising:a signal conversion unit configured to convert a first video signal quantized according to a first characteristic to represent a video image with a relative luminance, into a second video signal quantized according to a second characteristic to represent the video image with an absolute luminance in an output of a display device based on a predetermined conversion correspondence relationship; and
a signal output unit configured to output information representing the conversion correspondence relationship in association with at least one of the first video signal and the second video signal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,486

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND METHOD EXECUTED BY IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing a program, wherein when the program is executed by the processor, the image processing apparatus is configured to function as:
an image capture unit that performs predetermined image capture process using a physical auxiliary light source and a virtual light source, wherein the image capture unit performs the predetermined image capture process using the physical auxiliary light source and the virtual light source by:
obtaining a first image by capturing a subject with the physical auxiliary light source emitted;
generating a second image by applying image processing that reduces brightness to the first image; and
applying correction process that adds an effect of a virtual light of the virtual light source to the second image.

US Pat. No. 10,397,485

MONITORING CAMERA DIRECTION CONTROL

Axis AB, Lund (SE)

1. A method performed by a camera controller, said camera controller being configured to adjust, from a current pan and tilt position, at least pan and tilt of a camera that is monitoring a scene in a monitoring direction, the method comprising:detecting an adjustment signal from a user input device, said adjustment signal representing an angular adjustment of the monitoring direction received by the user input device,
obtaining a representative movement vector that is representative of movement of objects in the scene,
calculating, based on the representative movement vector and based on the angular adjustment of the monitoring direction received by the user input device, a corrected adjustment signal, and
adjusting, using the corrected adjustment signal, at least pan and tilt of the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,397,482

IMAGING CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging control apparatus comprising:at least one memory and at least one processor which function as:
a display control unit configured to perform control to present a 2-area enlargement display of displaying live view images captured at two imaging regions in an imaging unit that are separately arranged in a width direction or a height direction on a display unit;
a setting unit configured to set an autofocus method;
a control unit configured to perform control to conduct, in response to an autofocus instruction operation on a first operation unit, an autofocus operation inside of a range displayed in the 2-area enlargement display while maintaining the 2-area enlargement display in a state where the 2-area enlargement display is presented, and
to end, in response to an autofocus instruction operation on a second operation unit, the 2-area enlargement display and conduct the autofocus operation in a range independent of the inside of the range displayed in the 2-area enlargement display in a state where the 2-area enlargement display is presented,
wherein the control unit performs control to end the 2-area enlargement display and conduct the autofocus operation in the range independent of the inside of the range displayed in the 2-area enlargement display in response to the autofocus instruction operation on the second operation unit in a state where the 2-area enlargement display is presented when a first autofocus method is set by the setting unit, and
wherein the control unit performs control to conduct the autofocus inside the range displayed in the 2-area enlargement display while maintaining the 2-area enlargement display in response to the autofocus instruction operation on the second operation unit when a second autofocus method is set by the setting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,473

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING AN IMAGE SYNTHESIS UNIT THAT GENERATES SYNTHESIZED IMAGE DATA DEPENDING ON AN OBJECT BRIGHTNESS, AND RELATED IMAGE-PICKUP APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:(A) a memory that stores instructions; and
(B) one or more processors that execute the instructions to cause the image processing apparatus to function as:
(a) a first acquisition unit configured to acquire first image data from one of a first pixel and a second pixel, of an image sensor, that share a single micro lens and receive light passing through different pupil areas of an optical system;
(b) a second acquisition unit configured to acquire second image data as a sum of the first image data obtained from the first pixel and the first image data obtained from the second pixel; and
(c) an image synthesis unit configured (i) to synthesize the first image data acquired by the first acquisition unit and the second image data acquired by the second acquisition unit based on an object brightness, so that the first image data is selected in an area in which the object brightness is a first value that is greater than a threshold value, and the second image data is selected in an area in which the object brightness is a second value that is less than the threshold value, and (ii) to generate synthesized image data of the first image data and the second image data.

US Pat. No. 10,397,460

LIGHTING AND POWER DEVICES AND MODULES

Windy Place, Inc.

1. A case configured to be removably attached to a smartphone, comprising: a back that substantially covers a back face of the smartphone when the case is attached to the smartphone, the case defining a first opening configured and arranged so that when the case is attached to the smartphone, at least part of a display of the smartphone is visible by way of the first opening, and the case further comprising a plurality of light sources positioned along at least a side region of the case, and the plurality of light sources are operable to illuminate part of an area to be imaged by a front-facing camera of the smartphone, wherein the back comprises a second opening that is aligned with a rear-facing camera of the smartphone when the case is attached to the smartphone, and wherein the case further comprises an electrical connector that is configured to receive power from a power source external to the case.

US Pat. No. 10,397,458

TELECENTRIC ILLUMINATION AND PHOTOGRAPHING SYSTEM FOR DETECTION OF MARINE MICROSCOPIC ORGANISMS

GRADUATE SCHOOL AT SHENZH...

1. A telecentric illumination and photographing system for detection of marine microscopic organisms, comprising an optical path module and an illumination drive module, wherein the optical path module comprises:a light emitting diode (LED) light source, configured to provide an illumination light source;
a light homogenizing rod, configured to mix light beams emitted from the LED light source to obtain uniform light intensity distribution;
a decoherence light homogenizing sheet, configured to perform secondary light homogenization on the light beams emitted from an end surface of the light homogenizing rod and perform decoherence processing on the light beams, to obtain an incoherent and uniform light source surface;
a diaphragm, configured to determine a corresponding diaphragm aperture according to a requirement for a collimation degree of an illumination beam;
a telecentric collimation camera, wherein a light beam emitted from the diaphragm is incident into a microscopic organism area with uniform illuminance after passing through the telecentric collimation camera; and
a telecentric imaging camera, matching the telecentric collimation camera and configured to cooperate with the telecentric collimation camera to receive an illumination beam passing through the microscopic organism area and output the illumination beam to an imager, to obtain an imaging result of uniform illuminance;
wherein the illumination drive module comprises:
a pulse width modulation (PWM) synchronizer, configured to provide a PWM synchronization signal of an imaging system;
a processor, configured to receive the PWM synchronization signal and generate a digital signal after performing quantization processing on the PWM synchronization signal;
a digital-to-analog converter, configured to receive the digital signal and output an analog voltage signal after performing digital-to-analog conversion on the digital signal;
an analog signal amplifier, configured to receive the analog voltage signal and output an analog quantization voltage after performing synchronous following and amplification on the analog voltage signal, wherein the LED light source is driven by the analog quantization voltage; and
a synchronous current detector, configured to perform real-time sampling on a working current of the LED light source and transmit sampled current information to the processor, wherein the processor performs feedback control according to the sampled current information, so that the LED light source works in a stable state in which light emitting intensity is constant;
wherein the processor performs light intensity or light brightness attenuation compensation by using a single-output proportional-integral-derivative neural network (SPIDNN) and according to the sampled current information, the SPIDNN comprises an input layer, a hidden layer, and an output layer, the input layer has two proportional neurons, the hidden layer has one proportional neuron, one integral neuron, and one derivative neuron, the output layer has one proportional neuron, one proportional neuron of the input layer inputs a preset ideal working current Ref_I, and the other proportional neuron of the input layer inputs a sampled actual working current Real_I, the SPIDNN outputs a control signal Out_pwm with a pulse width after processing, and a drive signal of the LED light source is based on the control signal Out_pwm.

US Pat. No. 10,397,435

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An electronic device comprising:an operation section that receives an instruction from a user;
first storage storing therein data of a file including contents that can be printed;
second storage;
a processing section that transfers the data of the file from the first storage to the second storage when the operation section receives an instruction for erasing the file; and
a display section that displays an inquiry screen for inquiring whether or not to reproduce the file when the data of the file is transferred from the first storage to the second storage, wherein
when the operation section receives an instruction for reproducing the file while the inquiry screen is displayed, the processing section executes print processing for printing the contents of the file, transmission processing for transmitting an email with the data of the file attached thereto, or transfer processing for transferring the data of the file from the second storage to the first storage, and
when executing the print processing or the transmission processing, the processing section erases the data of the file from the second storage after the execution of the print processing or the transmission processing.

US Pat. No. 10,397,429

PRINTING SOFTWARE SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC CUSTOMIZATION CAPABILITY

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A printing software customization system comprising:a computing device including:
a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory storing program instructions that, when executed, cause the computer to perform actions, comprising:
requesting installation of printing software from a printing device to enable the computing device to print using the printing device;
receiving the printing software from the printing device;
installing the printing software;
requesting information related to a customized version of the printing software from a customization server, distinct from the printing device, operated by a printer administrator, the customized version of the printing software incorporating at least one customized element specifically designed by the printer administrator for the organization by whom the printing device is used;
requesting installation of the customized version of the printing software;
installing the customized version of the printing software without disturbing the printing software;
performing a print operation to execute software components from both the printing software and from the customized version of the printing software; and
wherein at least a portion of the customized version of the printing software is installed in a secondary installation folder rather than a primary installation folder for the printing software and further wherein the printing software operates first upon software components in the secondary installation folder before operating upon software components in the primary installation folder.

US Pat. No. 10,397,428

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus, having at least a first power state, and a second power state which consumes less power than the first power state, the image forming apparatus comprising:an accepting unit configured to accept, from a user, a transition instruction for a transition of the image processing apparatus to the second power state;
a detecting unit configured to detect human;
a power control unit configured to transition the image processing apparatus from the second power state to the first power state based on detection of human by the detecting unit; and
a prohibition unit configured to prohibit the image processing apparatus from transitioning from the second power state to the first power state based on detection of human by the detecting unit, for a predetermined period in accordance with the transition instruction accepted by the accepting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,418

PROFILE CREATION DEVICE, PROFILE CREATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Seiko Epsom Corporation, ...

1. A profile creation device comprising:a temporary selection unit configured to accept an input of a temporary condition, which is an illumination condition temporarily selected by a user from a plurality of illumination conditions;
a first calculation unit configured to use spectral colorimetric data for a specific patch printed as a specific color to calculate a color value under each of the plurality of illumination conditions;
a second calculation unit configured to calculate, by using the color value calculated by the first calculation unit, a color value indicating an appearance of a printed matter printed to appear as the specific color under the temporary condition in a case where it is assumed that the printed matter is observed under a comparison condition, which is an illumination condition other than the temporary condition;
a display unit configured to display color information indicated by the color value calculated by the second calculation unit;
a permanent selection unit configured to accept an input of an illumination condition permanently selected by the user from the plurality of illumination conditions; and
a creation unit configured to create a profile such that the specific patch is observed as the specific color under the illumination condition permanently selected.

US Pat. No. 10,397,413

METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT A PRINTING OPERATION ON AN INKJET PRINTING MACHINE

Heidelberger Druckmaschin...

1. A method for carrying out a printing operation on an inkjet printing machine including a color space transformation between a target color space and a process color space by using a computer, the method comprising the following steps:calibrating the inkjet printing machine by printing and colorimetrically measuring a process color space test chart suitable for the printing operation in the target color space including printing-operation-related limitations in an amount of applied ink;
using the test chart to generate measured values corresponding to sampling points in a measured target color space;
interpolating between the sampling points to define further sampling points;
carrying out the color space transformation by using the sampling points in the target color space and input values known form the test chart in the process color space corresponding to the sampling points in the target color space;
directly using a physical variable of an ink drop volume for printing-operation-related ink application limitations as well as for the input values in the process color space;
adapting the calibration of the inkjet printing machine based on the ink application limitations and the input values in the process color space; and
carrying out the printing operation based on the adapted calibration.

US Pat. No. 10,397,407

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USER CONFIGURATION AND REPORTING OF VIRTUAL SERVICES

8x8, Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a set of computing servers configured and arranged to provide a respective set of virtual servers for each of a plurality of accounts, wherein each respective set of virtual servers is uniquely associated with one of the plurality of accounts in accordance with virtual server subscription settings included in an account settings file of the respective account, the respective set of virtual servers for at least one of the accounts including a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) server; and
for each of the plurality of accounts, a processing circuit communicatively coupled to the set of computing servers and configured and arranged to
remotely connect to and run a software-implemented application on a computer associated with the account and through which an end user for the account provisions virtual resources, wherein the software-implemented application enables the end user to run programs from user-customized software scripts that specify computing resources for services including use of file servers, email servers, web hosting, and virtual VoIP-meeting services;
select options for reporting use of the respective set of virtual servers including usage of the services by a set of users of the respective account, responsive to input by an authorized user of the account via a graphical user interface (GUI);
monitor use of the respective set of virtual servers and the usage of the services provided for the respective account; and
generate reports, according to the selected options, for use of the respective set of virtual servers and the services based on the usage by the set of users of the respective account.

US Pat. No. 10,397,404

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE SUPPORT SESSIONS

TechSee Augmented Vision ...

1. An image processing system employing artificial intelligence to electronically guide a technical support session, the image processing system, comprising:at least one processor configured to:
receive real-time image data captured by an image sensor of a mobile device at a location of an inoperative product, the real-time image data including at least one image of the inoperative product;
perform image recognition on the real-time image data to identify a likely source of inoperability of the product;
cause the mobile device to display a plurality of sequential instructions for mitigating inoperability of the product;
determine that an error was made when a particular one of the instructions is not complied with, based on additional real-time image data captured following the display of a particular one of the plurality of sequential instructions;
cause the mobile device to display an error notification when the particular instruction is not complied with, wherein the error notification is displayed before a subsequent instruction is displayed;
determine that the particular instruction was subsequently complied with based on real-time image data captured following the notification; and
cause the mobile device to display the subsequent instruction of the plurality of sequential instructions after the particular instruction is determined to have been complied with.

US Pat. No. 10,397,399

IP-ENABLED INFORMATION DELIVERY

ACCUDATA TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by an Internet Protocol enabled device, a query for information relating to a calling party to a database based on an Automatic Number Identification (ANI)-related identifier of the calling party;
downloading, by the Internet Protocol enabled device, a software program when a download is necessary for the Internet Protocol enabled device to recognize the identifier;
detecting, by the Internet Protocol enabled device, that information related to the software program download has been changed; and
sending a query for updated information to the database.

US Pat. No. 10,397,391

TWO-WAY PERMISSION-BASED DIRECTORY OF CONTACTS

Ginko LLC, West Bloomfie...

1. A method for creating a directory of contacts, comprising:receiving, from a first user device associated with a first user, a first request to create the directory of contacts, the first request comprising a permission;
creating the directory of contacts;
receiving, from a second user device associated with a second user, a second request to join the directory of contacts;
on a condition that the permission comprises a first indicator that the directory of contacts is private-manual,
sending a notification of the second request to the first user, and
in response to the first user accepting the second request, adding the second user to the directory of contacts; and
on a condition that the permission comprises a second indicator that the directory of contacts is private-auto and the first request comprises a directory joining criterion,
in response to determining that the second user does not meet the directory joining criterion, adding an incoming request to a list of incoming requests of the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,397,390

COMMUNICATION EVENT TRANSFER METHOD AND APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION EVENT PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communication event transfer method, wherein the method comprises:obtaining, by a first terminal, a use status of the first terminal and a use status of a second terminal;
determining, by the first terminal, either the first terminal or the second terminal as a second communication event receiving terminal according to at least one of the use status of the first terminal or the use status of the second terminal;
sending, by the first terminal, a communication event transfer start instruction message to a server when the second communication event receiving terminal is the second terminal and a first communication event receiving terminal previously determined is the first terminal, wherein the communication event transfer start instruction message instructs the server to forward, to the second terminal, a first received communication event to be sent to the first terminal; and
sending, by the first terminal, a communication event transfer stop instruction message to the server when the second communication event receiving terminal is the first terminal and the first communication event receiving terminal is the second terminal, and wherein the communication event transfer stop instruction message instructs the server to stop forwarding, to the second terminal, one or more communication events to be sent to the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,397,383

MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR LIGHT SOCKET

Canadian Tire Corporation...

1. A mounting apparatus for a light socket assembly, said apparatus comprising:an extension body connectable to the light socket assembly, the extension body defining:
a first arcuate surface extending from the extension body; and
protrusions spaced apart from each other and extending outwardly from the first arcuate surface;
a clamping assembly having flat zones, with adjacent ones of the flat zones intersecting each other, and with the flat zones together defining:
a segmented second arcuate surface extending from the clamping assembly;
a receiving zone configured to receive the first arcuate surface, with the flat zones facing the interior of the receiving zone; and
crevices positioned at intersections between said adjacent ones of the flat zones, with the crevices being configured to detentably interact with the protrusions of the extension body;
the first arcuate surface and the second arcuate surface being each contoured to conform with each other, and the extension body and the clamping assembly being selectively and frictionally positionable at predetermined locations relative to each other whereat the first arcuate surface and the protrusions engage the second arcuate surface, with the protrusions extending into the crevices;
the first arcuate surface and the second arcuate surface being pivotally movable relative to each other in response to intentional repositioning and pivotal movement of the extension body and the clamping assembly relative to each other, such that the protrusions are removed from the crevices and the protrusions resiliently deform the second arcuate surface, with the second arcuate surface disengaging from the first arcuate surface, whereupon there is then an inherently lower friction between the protrusions and the second arcuate surface, than the first arcuate surface and the protrusions have with the second arcuate surface when the extension body and the clamping assembly are positioned in any one of said predetermined locations; and
the aforesaid resilient deformation of the second arcuate surface, and the aforesaid lower friction between the protrusions and the second arcuate surface, are such as to together bias the extension body and the clamping assembly into position at said any one of said predetermined locations, whereat the second arcuate surface is then returned from the aforesaid resilient deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,397,377

DATA COMPRESSION FOR CELLULAR INTERNET OF THINGS (CIOT)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, comprising:establishing at least a first prefill buffer common to a first set of UEs, wherein the first prefill buffer includes a plurality of common strings;
generating a compressed packet, wherein generating the compressed packet includes:
identifying matches to at least one of the plurality of common strings in at least one of a header portion or payload portion of an uncompressed packet,
associating identifiers with the at least one matched common string of the plurality of common strings, wherein an identifier of the identifiers comprises: a type of a compressed field; a length of data represented by the compressed field; a location in uncompressed data at which the common string associated with the identifier is to be inserted; or a location of the common string associated with the identifier in the prefill buffer, and
removing the at least one matched common string of the plurality of common strings from the uncompressed packet; and
transmitting the compressed packet.

US Pat. No. 10,397,356

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A DESTINATION LOCATION FOR TRANSMISSION OF PACKETIZED DATA IN A NETWORK SYSTEM BASED ON AN APPLICATION SERVER ATTRIBUTE

Evertz Microsystems Ltd.,...

1. A system for determining a destination location for transmission of packetized data in one or more network fabrics, the system comprising:at least one port controller coupled to at least one application server, the at least one port controller generating at least one application server attribute for the packetized data received from the corresponding application server, wherein the application server attribute comprises metadata corresponding to a type of content contained in the packetized data;
a network supervisor system; and
a fabric controller uniquely coupled to the network fabric, the fabric controller comprising:
a database for storing mapping information; and
a processor coupled to the database, the processor being configured to:
receive the at least one application server attribute from the port controller;
attempting to generate the destination location based on the at least one application server attribute and the mapping information; and
if the destination location is not generated based on the application server attribute and the mapping information:
transmit a request comprising a network fabric identifier to determine the destination location to a network supervisor system, the network fabric identifier identifying the network fabric associated with the fabric controller;
receive a response comprising the destination location from the network supervisor system; and
update the mapping information to record the destination location based on the response.

US Pat. No. 10,397,355

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-DEVICE CONTINUUM AND SEAMLESS SENSING PLATFORM FOR CONTEXT AWARE ANALYTICS

American University of Be...

1. A multi-device continuum and seamless sensing platform system comprising:a processor; and
memory storing computer readable instructions, a software application that, when executed, cause the system to:
collect sensing data for the user from a plurality of digital devices and continuously over time and space by a sensing application from a plurality of sensors including a wearable sensor, a phone sensor, and a sensor application providing user related data;
store the data for the user from the plurality of digital devices in a centric integrated system including a storage system and a processing system;
align the data for the user in a FactLog table, an Application Log Report, a query joining an Accelerometer record and a Magnetometer record, and a database Schema for an Activity Recognition Model;
synchronize the collected sensing data from the sensing application to an integrated system; and
process the aligned and synchronized sensing data across time by using a time stamp when data is collected from each sensor and space by keeping track of each device in a database represented by the FactLog Table and the database Schema for the Activity Recognition Model,
wherein the database includes data synchronization, a plurality of aggregation queries for joining sensing data in a plurality of time and fact tables represented by the FactLog table, and a trigger for inserting complementary data for a new sensing data point, and automatically keeping track of the plurality of devices and the sensing data a user is using, and installing a plurality of soft applications on the plurality of digital devices to collect digital data and receive data from sensors providing data related to the user in a device data table;
wherein the plurality of digital devices are selected from the group consisting of compute, sensing and personal devices;
a mechanism to synchronize data at different time granularity levels for data coming from different sources with different time stamps in an Application Log Report and the query joining the Accelerometer word and the Magnetometer record, wherein the mechanism provides for data alignment and that is independent of how the data is processed, a database design consisting of the FactLog table and a time granularity table joined with a logging table selected from the group of an action table or a communication table from the FactLog table, to result in an aggregation over space and time for data analysis and analytics; and
the time granularity table is populated through a trigger set on the other tables where every new record gets inserted in the logs tables, the trigger set fires and inserts the new records in the time granularity table consisting of the time stamp of the original record and divided into a respective attribute in the granularity table; and the time granularity table is used in the aggregation queries for data mining and analytics from the query joining the Accelerometer record and the Magnetometer record.

US Pat. No. 10,397,328

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A ROBUST BLOCKCHAIN WITH AN INTEGRATED PROOF OF STORAGE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for integrating a Proof of Storage (PoS) into a blockchain and for increasing security, robustness and/or verifiability of a blockchain network, the method comprising:receiving, at a first one of a plurality of mining nodes of the blockchain network, a part of the blockchain to be stored;
storing, at the first mining node, the part of the blockchain;
mining, by the first mining node, a new block, wherein the mining is performed so as to enforce that the mining nodes store different parts of the blockchain;
integrating the PoS into the new block; and
verifying the PoS before accepting the new block into the blockchain.

US Pat. No. 10,397,290

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SWITCHING AND SIMULTANEOUS REPLAY OF HOME MEDIA STREAMING

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for switching play of a media streaming, wherein a first device receives content from a source device via multicast to play, the method comprising:receiving a request to switch from the first device to a second device to play the content;
instructing the first device to unicast the content stored in the first device from a time-point of receiving the request to play the content at the second device;
retransferring via multicast the content from the source device to both the first device and the second device from the time-point;
instructing the second device to stop receiving the unicasted content from the first device when the retransferred content from the source device reaches a point in time of the content play that is synchronized with a same point in time of the content being played at the second device;
instructing the second device to start receiving and storing the retransferred content from the source device via multicast when the retransferred content reaches a point in time that is synchronized with the content unicasted from the first device and stored in the second device; and
when the content is played at the first device simultaneously with the second device, starting receiving and storing the retransferred content by the first device when the retransferred content reaches a point in time that is synchronized with the content stored in the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,278

TRANSPARENTLY ENHANCED AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION BETWEEN NETWORKED SERVICES

BanyanOps, Inc., San Fra...

1. A computer-implemented method for facilitating communication between a plurality of networked services, the method comprisingidentifying, at a first host system, a first service of the plurality of networked services;
deploying, to the first host system, a first agent associated with the first service, the first agent including one or more identity tokens associated with the first service and one or more access tokens associated with a second service of the plurality of networked services;
identifying, at the first agent, a communication transmitted from the first service and directed to the second service;
determining whether the communication includes a network request; and
on condition that the communication includes the network request, transparently injecting the one or more identity tokens into the communication for use in authenticating and authorizing the first service, and automatically transmitting the communication to the second service in accordance with one or more security policies associated with the one or more access tokens.

US Pat. No. 10,397,267

THREAT INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

ReliaQuest Holdings, LLC,...

1. A computer-implemented method, executed on a computing device, comprising:importing threat data from a plurality of threat data sources, thus generating a plurality of raw threat data definitions, wherein the plurality of threat data sources includes social network trader sources, wherein importing threat data from a plurality of threat data sources includes defining a list of specific keywords and searching the social network trader sources for the specific keywords, wherein the list of keywords concern one or more of a specific type of attack, a specific company/organization targeted for an attack, and a specific known hacker;
processing the plurality of raw threat data definitions, thus generating a plurality of processed threat data definitions, wherein the plurality of raw threat data definitions include a plurality of data pieces with one or more of an age level and a trust level;
processing the plurality of processed threat data definitions to form a master threat data definition; and
providing the master threat data definition to one or more client electronic devices to enable the one or more client electronic devices to detect one or more threats, wherein providing the master threat data definition to one or more client electronic devices includes automatically providing at least a portion of the master threat data definition to the one or more client electronic devices using an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) script.

US Pat. No. 10,397,262

DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF DETECTING OVERLAY MALWARE

BIOCATCH LTD., Tel Aviv ...

1. A method comprising:automatically detecting that an overlay malware module is active on an electronic device having a touch-screen,
wherein the overlay malware module generates a malicious always-on-top masking layer that covers at least a portion of a content displayed by a victim application running on said electronic device;
wherein the detecting comprises:(a) generating a protective always-on-top layer which is transparent and non-visible to a human user;(b) automatically generating a non-human touch-event in a particular on-screen location of said touch-screen;(c) detecting whether or not said non-human touch-event was actually received at said protective always-on-top layer within M milliseconds of performing step (b);(d) if the detecting of step (c) indicates that said non-human touch-event was not received at said protective always-on-top layer within M milliseconds of performing step (b), then determining that said overlay malware module is active on the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,397,255

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SECURITY IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATION SYSTEM UTILIZING CONTAINERS

StackRox, Inc., Mountain...

1. A server, comprising:a processor; and
a memory connected to the processor, the memory storing instructions executed by the processor to:
collect operating signals from machines, wherein each operating signal characterizes the state or a change in operational state of a designated application operating within a designated container, wherein the designated container is an isolated process in user space designated by an operating system kernel, wherein the operational state includes characterization of system calls, function calls, network input and output, file reads and file writes for the designated application,
compare the operating signals to models that incorporate summarizations of data sets that represent observed benign operating signals and malicious operating signals for the designated application operating within the designated container, and
characterize risks associated with the operating signals.

US Pat. No. 10,397,215

SECURE ELEMENT INSTALLATION AND PROVISIONING

VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVIC...

1. A method of binding a device to an authority, the method comprising:providing an unalterable memory in the device that permanently stores information written to the unalterable memory;
reading pre-determined data corresponding to characteristics of the device;
obtaining a pseudo-random number and combining the pseudo-random number with the pre-determined data to give a base number;
downloading an application including executable code that performs at least, a cryptographic function on the base number that generates a secure identifier of the device;
storing the secure identifier in the unalterable memory of the device; and
providing, by the device, the secure identifier of the device to the authority to bind the device to the authority.

US Pat. No. 10,397,211

SPLIT AUTHENTICATION NETWORK SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Aerohive Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving one or more packets wirelessly transmitted from a user device through a wireless access point to access a trusted network;
determining a type of an extensible authorization protocol (EAP) associated with the user device based on the one or more packets;
upon determining that the type of EAP associated with the user device is a first EAP, routing the one or more packets to a first authentication server provided in the trusted network and associated with the first EAP, for authentication of the user device according to the first EAP;
upon determining that the type of EAP associated with the user device is a second EAP different from the first EAP, routing the one or more packets to a second authentication server provided in the trusted network and associated with the second EAP, for authentication of the user device according to the second EAP;
wherein the first EAP involves a server certificate and does not involve a self-signed user certificate for authentication, and the second EAP involves a server certificate and a self-signed user certificate for authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,397,200

CARD-BASED DYNAMIC PASSWORD GENERATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Feitan Technologies Co., ...

1. A card-based method for generating a dynamic password, in which the card is inserted into a device, wherein the method comprises:Step S1, powering on the device, and initializing a current running state as a first state;
Step S2, determining, by the device, an operation which is to be executed, executing Step S3 in the case that the operation is on number keys; executing Step S4 in the case that the operation is on state keys; otherwise, executing Step S5;
Step S3, determining, by the device, whether it needs to input numbers, if yes, obtaining input data according to the operation on number keys pressed by a user, and then returning to execute Step S2; otherwise, returning to Step S2 directly;
Step S4, determining, by the device, whether it needs to input a confirm state, if yes, obtaining the confirm state according to the operation on state keys pressed down by the user, and then returning to execute Step S2; otherwise, returning to Step S2 directly; and
Step S5, determining, by the device, the current running state;
powering on the card in the case that the current running state is the first state, sending a preset instruction to the card after the card is powered on successfully, and obtaining a first data and a second data from a first returned data returned from the card and saving the first data and the second data, updating the current running state as a sixth state, and then returning to execute Step S2;
prompting the user to input a PIN code in the case that the current running state is the sixth state, storing the input data as the PIN code when the confirm state is OK, updating the current running state as a seventh state, and returning to Step S2;
obtaining the stored PIN code in the case that the current running state is the seventh state, generating a verifying-PIN-code instruction and sending the instruction to the card, updating the current state as an eighth state after the card verifies the PIN code successfully, and then returning to Step S2;
generating a password-generating instruction and sending the instruction to the card according to the saved first data and data stored in a preset cache in the case that the current running state is the eighth state, obtaining password data from a second returned data returned from the card and verifying the password data, updating the current running state as a ninth state after the obtained password data is verified successfully, and then returning to Step S2; and
compressing the password data according to the saved second data in the case that the current running state is the ninth state, formatting the compressed data so as to obtain a dynamic password, displaying the dynamic password, powering off the card, initializing the current running state as the first state, and returning to Step S2,
said method further comprises a key interrupt flow and an interrupt processing flow, and the key interrupt flow specifically comprises: entering a key interrupt in the case that a key is pressed down, setting a key-IO-interrupt flag, and exiting from the key interrupt; the interrupt processing flow specifically comprises: entering an interrupt processing in the case that the key-IO-interrupt flag is set, setting a value of a key flag according to key input by the user, and writing a value into a number inputting cache according to the value of the key flag, clearing the key-IO-interrupt flag, and then exiting from the interrupt processing.

US Pat. No. 10,397,198

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION METHOD

PRIME BRAINS, INC., Toky...

1. An information communication system, comprising:a first program stored in a first terminal and configured to carry out instructions; and
a second program stored in a second terminal and configured to carry out instructions,
wherein the first terminal is configured to transmit transmission information,
the second terminal is configured to communicate with the first terminal through the Internet in a confidential state and to communicate with a third terminal configured to receive the transmission information through the Internet in a confidential state,
the transmission information is an information transmitted from a transmission source to a transmission destination, and includes a message body information including text data and an attachment file attached to the message body information,
the first program having:
encryption password generation instructions generating an encryption password for encryption processing of the attachment file;
encryption instructions performing encryption processing to the attachment file using the encryption password;
encryption password transmission instructions transmitting information of the encryption password to the second terminal in a confidential state; and
destination transmission instructions transmitting information of the transmission destination to the second terminal in a confidential state,
the second program having:
first determination instructions determining whether or not the information of the transmission destination is registered in the second terminal; and
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) information processing instructions generating a first URL information associated with the information of the encryption password and transmitting the first URL information to the first terminal,
the first program further having transmission preparation instructions generating a first transmission information which is a transmission information including the first URL information in the message body information and to which an attachment file obtained by performing the encryption processing is attached to the main body information,
the second program further having:
authentication processing instructions performing authentication processing for determining whether or not to permit access to a first URL corresponding to the first URL information included in the first transmission information from the third terminal; and
encryption password returning instructions returning the information of the encryption password to the third terminal in a confidential state in a case where the access is permitted in the authentication processing, and
in a case where the first determination instructions determine that at least a part of the information of the transmission destination is not registered, the URL information processing instructions generate a second URL information related to an information of an unregistered transmission destination and transmit the second URL information to the first terminal, and the transmission preparation instructions generate a second transmission information including the second URL information in the message body information and directed to the unregistered transmission destination.

US Pat. No. 10,397,156

PROVIDING MESSAGE STATUS NOTIFICATIONS DURING ELECTRONIC MESSAGING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:maintaining, by at least one server device of a communication system, a communication thread comprising a chronologically ordered plurality of electronic messages exchanged between a first participant and a second participant;
receiving, from a device associated with the first participant, a first electronic message;
adding the first electronic message to the communication thread;
detecting, based on data received from a device associated with the second participant, that the second participant has accessed the first electronic message; and
in response to detecting that the second participant has accessed the first electronic message, causing the device associated with the first participant to move an access notification element associated with the second participant from a previous position to a position adjacent to the first electronic message in a user interface for the communication thread.

US Pat. No. 10,397,137

DISTRIBUTED FPGA SOLUTION FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN THE CLOUD

LDA TECHNOLOGIES LTD., M...

1. A method for executing a plurality of data processing functions, the method comprising:providing a plurality of data cards, each data card in the plurality of data cards comprising
a printed circuit board,
a plurality of host interface connectors connectable with an internal data bus of a host computer system to transfer data card signals compliant with a first signaling standard between the data card and the host computer system, and
a plurality of data card connectors connectable with at least one external device to communicate with the at least one external device using external data card signals compliant with a signaling standard different from the first signaling standard,
for each data card in the plurality of data cards, converting the data card to convert the data card signals transmitted from the plurality of host interface connectors from being compliant with the first signaling standard to be new data card signals compliant with a second signaling standard different from the first signaling standard;
providing a plurality of electrical connections between the plurality of data cards by, for each data card in the plurality of data cards, connecting at least one host interface connector in the plurality of host interface connectors for that data card to at least one host interface connector of another data card in the plurality of data cards;
providing incoming data to at least one data card in the plurality of data cards;
routing derived data signals, the derived data signals being derived from the incoming data and compliant with the second signaling standard, through the plurality of data cards via the plurality of electrical connections and, for each data card in the plurality of data cards, at least one host interface connector in the plurality of host interface connectors for that data card; and
performing the plurality of data processing functions within the plurality of data cards based on the derived data signals.

US Pat. No. 10,397,117

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PACKET DISTRIBUTION ON A NETWORK

Sandvine Corporation, Va...

1. A method for packet distribution across a set of network function instances associated with a packet and a plurality of links within at least one link aggregation group (LAG) on a network comprising:receiving the packet from a traffic flow;
determining at least one network function associated with the packet;
determining at least one LAG associated with the packet;
determining a variance associated with a plurality of links within the at least one LAG;
determining whether the variance is above a pre-determined threshold;
wherein, if the variance is above the threshold, determining a path for the packet based on capacity associated with each of the plurality of links;
otherwise determining the path based on capacity of each of a plurality of network function instances associated with the at least one network function, wherein determining the path based on capacity of each of the plurality of network function instances comprises:
determining a load for each of the plurality of network function instances;
determining whether there is a tie for a least loaded network function instance; and
if there is a tie, selecting the network function instance with a higher capacity;
otherwise selecting the network function instance with the least load.

US Pat. No. 10,397,111

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Alaxala Networks Corporat...

1. A communication device comprising:a protocol information table configured to store a MAC address, an IP address, and expiration time of the IP address in corresponding relation to one another;
a whitelist storing memory configured to store a whitelist including a MAC address and an IP address; and
a processing unit,
wherein the processing unit extracts a client MAC address, a client IP address, and client expiration time of the client IP address from a communication content for establishing or for connecting communications between a server and a client in accordance with a protocol to dynamically allocate an IP address,
when searching the protocol information table for a MAC address based on the client MAC address to retrieve an entry, the processing unit updates an IP address and expiration time in the retrieved entry with the client IP address and the client expiration time, and when retrieving no entry, generates a new entry including the client MAC address, the client IP address, and the client expiration time, and
the processing unit searches the whitelist storing memory for a MAC address based on the client MAC address, and updates an IP address in a retrieved entry with the client IP address,
wherein the whitelist includes a source IP address, a destination IP address, a source MAC address, a destination MAC address, a source valid/invalid bit to control transfer or discard of a packet, and a destination valid/invalid bit to control transfer or discard of a packet,
wherein the processing unit searches the whitelist storing memory while using the client MAC address as a key, and
wherein the processing unit modifies a source IP address of an entry having a source MAC address matched with the client MAC address to the client IP address to validate a source valid/invalid bit, and modifies a destination IP address of an entry having a destination MAC address matched with the client MAC address to the client IP address to validate a destination valid/invalid bit.

US Pat. No. 10,397,081

DISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORCING FAIL-SILENT BEHAVIOR OF A DISTRIBUTED REAL-TIME COMPUTER SYSTEM

TTTech Auto AG, Vienna (...

1. A method for forcing fail-silent behavior of a periodically functioning distributed real-time computer system, which can be connected with one or more sensor(s) (101, 102, 103), the real-time computer system comprises at least two redundant NSCFCUs (non-self-checking fault-containment units), the method comprising:making available a global time by the distributed real-time computer system, which global time establishes a beginning of a frame;
supplying the at least two redundant NSCFCUs (110, 111) with the same input data by the sensor(s) at the beginning of the frame;
calculating by each of the at least two redundant NSCFCUs a result by a deterministic algorithm from the input data by the sensor(s);
packing the result into a CSDP (closed signed data packet) with an end-to-end signature;
transmitting the CSDPs of the at least two redundant NSCFCUs (110, 111) to an SCFCU (self-checking fault-containment unit) (130) at a tick of the global time that has been established a priori; and
checking by the SCFCU (130) whether bit patterns of the received CSDPs are identical, and, if a disparity of the bit patterns is found, preventing further transmission of the CSDPs in which the disparity was found.

US Pat. No. 10,397,079

VIDEO DELIVERY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS FOR EMBMS

Netscout Systems, Inc., ...

1. A system for evaluating quality of video delivered over a telecommunications network, the system comprising:one or more monitoring probes coupled to one or more network interfaces providing direct communication between two or more networked devices, the monitoring probes configured to capture video data from the network interfaces; and
a processor adapted to analyze the video data captured by the monitoring probes, the processor operatively configured to:
determine a number of lost data packets within the captured video data;
determine probability of unrecoverable losses that cannot be decoded within the captured video data based on the determined number of lost data packets wherein the captured video data comprises one or more Forward Error Correction (FEC) encoded video files and wherein the captured video data comprises one or more DASH formatted content segments;
monitor links between a media server and a Broadcast Multicast Service Center (BMSC) and determine missing HTTP video data segments due to failure in DASH segmentation; and
calculate a video quality index value based on the determined probability of unrecoverable losses.

US Pat. No. 10,397,071

AUTOMATED DEPLOYMENT OF CLOUD-HOSTED, DISTRIBUTED NETWORK MONITORING AGENTS

AirMagnet, Inc., Santa C...

1. A system for deploying a network monitoring agent to monitor a network, the system comprising:at least one first processing device configured to:
receive a deployment request to deploy a monitoring agent on a host in a requested deployment region external from the network in which to deploy the monitoring agent, the monitoring agent including first executable instructions to monitor the network;
query a database for a plurality of hosts provided in the requested deployment region to determine a host machine to receive the monitoring agent in the requested deployment region based upon the determined host having the greatest amount of available computing resources relative to other host machines in the requested deployment region; and
install a container having a controlled runtime environment on the determined host machine;
install the monitoring agent for execution within the container on the determined host machine wherein the at least one first processing device is further configured to install the container on the determined host machine and install the monitoring agent to execute in the container, the determined host machine having second executable instructions, including a single operating system, executed by a second processing device, wherein the second processing device executes the monitoring agent within the controlled runtime environment to monitor the network from an external perspective of the network, wherein in the controlled runtime environment, during execution of the monitoring agent, all areas of the operating system that are writable by the monitoring agent are isolated from areas of the operating system that are writable by any other software application being executed by the second processing device using the operating system, wherein isolation is provided between the monitoring agent and software applications providing exclusive use of host resources whereby the isolated monitoring agent does not share resources with software applications executing on the host.

US Pat. No. 10,397,064

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUSTOM GRAPH GENERATION

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A system that selectively generates a custom graph of nodes from a selected node in a graph representative of a network-connected computing infrastructure, the system comprising:a processor, and
a memory, wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to:
receive an indication of the selected node from a client device;
execute a plugin against the selected node to generate a set of child nodes associated with the selected node;
iteratively process each child node of the set of child nodes and any additional child nodes automatically in response to generating each respective child node, wherein iteratively processing each child node and any additional child nodes comprises executing the plugin against each child node of the set of child nodes to generate the additional child nodes;
generate the custom graph based on the selected node, the set of child nodes, and the additional child nodes generated by the plugin; and
transmit the generated custom graph to the client device for display.

US Pat. No. 10,397,045

METHOD FOR MIGRATING SERVICE OF DATA CENTER, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO.,L...

1. A method for migrating a service from a first data center to a second data center, comprising:receiving, by a processing device, a service access request from a customer edge router, wherein the service access request carries a destination IP address, and the destination IP address is an IP address of a first virtual machine deployed on a first server in the first data center;
acquiring, by the processing device according to the IP address of the first virtual machine, an IP address of a second server in the second data center, wherein a second virtual machine is deployed on the second server, and IP address of the second virtual machine is the same as the IP address of the first virtual machine;
encapsulating, by the processing device, the service access request, wherein an outer destination IP address of the encapsulated service access request is the IP address of the second server in the second data center; and
sending, by the processing device, the encapsulated service access request to the second server in the second data center according to the outer destination IP address of the encapsulated service access request.

US Pat. No. 10,397,038

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (HPC) BASED MODULATOR/DEMODULATOR MODEM

Envistacom, LLC, Atlanta...

1. A modem system comprising:a modulation subsystem including;
a computer device programmed to accept user data as a framed user data stream;
a forward error correction application programmed to perform bit correction of said framed user data stream;
a format conversion application programmed to convert the user data from parallel to serial format;
a mapping application programmed to convert the serial formatted framed user data stream into a first modulated user data stream;
a filter application programmed to electronically filter the modulated user data stream; and,
a digital-to-analog converter configured to convert the modulated user data stream into a first analog modulated communication waveform;
wherein the forward error correction application, the format conversion application, the mapping application, and the filter application are each programs supported by at least one HPC server having at least one CPU; and,
a demodulation subsystem programmed to receive a second analog modulated communication waveform including:
an analog-to-digital signal converter configured to convert the second analog modulated communication waveform into a second modulated user data stream;
a gain/attenuation application;
a demodulation application programmed to convert the second modulated user data stream into demapped data bits;
a forward error correction (FEC) application;
an error checking application; and,
a deframing application programmed to remove the framing format of the second modulated user data stream;
wherein the gain/attenuation application, the demodulation application, the forward error correction application, the error checking application, and the deframing application are supported by the at least one HPC server.

US Pat. No. 10,397,012

EVOLVED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE (EMBMS) SYSTEM AND EMBMS SYSTEM MANAGEMENT METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An evolved multimedia broadcast/multicast service (eMBMS) system, comprising:a broadcast/multicast service center;
a base station;
a mobility management entity configured to connect to the base station;
a gateway control plane (GW-C) device configured to connect to the mobility management entity and the broadcast/multicast service center; and
a gateway user plane (GW-U) device configured to connect to the base station and the broadcast/multicast service center, the GW-C device configured to connect to the GW-U device;
wherein:
the GW-C device is configured to perform core network signaling interaction with the broadcast/multicast service center and the mobility management entity, and to send a forwarding indication message to the GW-U device, the forwarding indication message for instructing the GW-U device to process a packet received by the GW-U device;
the GW-U device is configured to receive signaling from the base station, and to send the signaling to the GW-C device according to the forwarding indication message;
the GW-C device is further configured to receive and process the signaling sent by the GW-U device; and
the GW-U device is further configured to, in a data transmission procedure, receive a broadcast/multicast service data packet from the broadcast/multicast service center and send the broadcast/multicast service data packet to the base station according to the forwarding indication message.

US Pat. No. 10,396,992

AUTHENTICATION OF A USER AND/OR A DEVICE THROUGH PARALLEL SYNCHRONOUS UPDATE OF IMMUTABLE HASH HISTORIES

Vescel, LLC

1. A computer-implemented method for authentication, the method comprising:receiving an authentication request from a first device;
receiving an identity claim from at least one of the first device and a second device associated with the first device, the identity claim comprising a device root hash computed by a hash function using inputs comprising a previous transaction record along with a penultimate hash value of a hash history of the device, the hash history of the device referred to as a device hastory;
retrieving data of a user profile associated with at least one of the first device and a user of the first device, the user profile comprising a hash history of the profile, referred to as a profile hastory, the profile hastory comprising a profile root hash computed by the hash function using inputs comprising the previous transaction record along with a penultimate hash value of the profile hastory,
wherein the profile hastory comprising a set of blocks in a sequential chain, each block of the set of blocks including a transaction record of a set of previous transactions in which the at least one of the first device and the user participated;
extracting the profile root hash from the user profile associated with at least one of the first device and the user of the first device;
comparing the device root hash of the device hastory with the profile root hash of the profile hastory to verify an identity of at least one of the first device and the user of the first device;
determining that the device root hash and the profile root hash are identical; and
validating the identity of at least one of the device and the user of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,396,950

TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMITTER, AND RECEIVER

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

3. A transmission system comprising: a signal processor; a first transmitter; a second transmitter; a third transmitter; and a fourth transmitter,the signal processor, in operation, generates first data symbols and second data symbols from transmission data;
the signal processor, in operation, applies a phase rotation to the second data symbols, an angle of the phase rotation being incremented by constant value per every data symbol;
the signal processor, in operation, generates first pilot symbols and second pilot symbols;
the signal processor, in operation, generates a first OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) symbol including the first data symbols and the first pilot symbols;
the signal processor, in operation, generates a second OFDM symbol including the phase rotated second data symbols and the second pilot symbols;
the first transmitter, in operation, applies a first phase changing process to the first OFDM symbol;
the first transmitter, in operation, transmits the first OFDM symbol to which the first phase changing process is applied from a first antenna;
the second transmitter, in operation, applies a second phase changing process to the second OFDM symbol;
the second transmitter, in operation, transmits the second OFDM symbol to which the second phase changing process is applied from a second antenna;
the third transmitter, in operation, applies a third phase changing process to the first OFDM symbol;
the third transmitter, in operation, transmits the first OFDM symbol to which the third phase changing process is applied from a third antenna;
the fourth transmitter, in operation, applies a fourth phase changing process to the second OFDM symbol; and
the fourth transmitter, in operation, transmits the second OFDM symbol to which the fourth phase changing process is applied from a fourth antenna, wherein
the first phase changing process is different from the third phase changing process, and
the second phase changing process is different from the fourth phase changing process.

US Pat. No. 10,396,946

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASYNCHRONOUS TIME DIVISION DUPLEX BY RADIO BASE STATION

Phazr, Inc., Allen, TX (...

1. A method of wireless communication using time division duplex over widely spaced frequency bands by a plurality of radio base stations, comprising:transmitting by a first radio base station millimeter wave band downlink signals comprising a plurality of transmission time intervals (TTIs);
receiving by the first radio base station millimeter wave band uplink signals comprising at least one TTI;
wherein the first radio base station transmits the millimeter wave band downlink signals and receives the millimeter wave band uplink signals using asymmetric time division duplex, and wherein the number of TTIs in the millimeter wave band downlink signals is greater than the number of TTIs in the millimeter wave band uplink signals;
transmitting by the first radio base station sub-7 GHz band downlink signals comprising at least one TTI;
receiving by the first radio base station sub-7 GHz band uplink signals comprising a plurality of TTIs;
wherein the first radio base station transmits sub-7 GHz wave band downlink signals and receives sub-7 GHz band uplink signals using asymmetric time division duplex, and wherein the number of TTIs in the sub-7 GHz band downlink signals is less than the number of TTIs in the sub-7 GHz band uplink signals;
transmitting by a second radio base station millimeter wave band downlink signals comprising a plurality of the transmission time intervals (TTIs);
receiving by the second radio base station millimeter wave band uplink signals comprising the at least one TTI;
wherein the second radio base station transmits the millimeter wave band downlink signals and receives the millimeter wave band uplink signals using asymmetric time division duplex, and wherein the number of TTIs in the millimeter wave band downlink signals is greater than the number of TTIs in the millimeter wave band uplink signals;
transmitting by the second radio base station sub-7 GHz band downlink signals comprising the at least one TTI;
receiving by the second radio base station sub-7 GHz band uplink signals comprising a plurality of TTIs;
wherein the second radio base station transmits sub-7 GHz wave band downlink signals and receives sub-7 GHz band uplink signals using asymmetric time division duplex, and wherein the number of TTIs in the sub-7 GHz band downlink signals is less than the number of TTIs in the sub-7 GHz band uplink signals.

US Pat. No. 10,396,939

DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF PACKET LOSS

ZYCADA NETWORKS, INC., M...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:duplicating a first packet within a first plurality of packets to be transmitted to a destination computing node as a first sequence of packets;
duplicating a second packet within a second plurality of packets to be transmitted to the destination computing node as a second sequence of packets, wherein the second sequence of packets is subsequent to the first sequence of packets;
transmitting the first plurality of packets including the duplicate of the first packet to the destination computing node;
subsequent to transmitting the first plurality of packets, transmitting the second plurality of packets including the duplicate of the second packet to the destination computing node;
receiving a first acknowledgement from the destination computing node;
determining that the first acknowledgment is directed to a duplicated packet; and
in response to determining that the first acknowledgment is directed to the duplicated packet:
determining that a second acknowledgement has yet to be received for each of first one or more packets within the first plurality of packets transmitted prior to the duplicated packet;
in response to determining that the second acknowledgement has yet to be received, retransmitting the first one or more packets to the destination computing node;
in response to determining that the second acknowledgment has been received, determining that a third acknowledgement has yet to be received for each of second one or more packets within the second plurality of packets transmitted prior to the duplicated packet; and
in response to determining that the third acknowledgement has yet to be received, retransmitting the second one or more packets to the destination computing node.

US Pat. No. 10,396,937

WIRELESS RECEIVER FOR TURBO LOOP MULTIUSER DETECTION INCORPORATING REUSE OF QR COMPONENT

COLLISION COMMUNICATIONS,...

1. A method for efficiently estimating a plurality of unknown values included in a signal transmitted over a subcarrier of a transmission by a signal source, the method comprising:receiving the signal from the signal source; and
applying a turbo loop to the received signal until estimates of the plurality of unknown values are determined, the turbo loop comprising:
obtaining estimates of the unknown values by applying an equalizer determined based on a QR decomposition, wherein a QR decomposition on a subsequent turbo loop is based on a QR decomposition of a previous loop; and
applying the equalized signal to a residual signal vector and a residual amplitude matrix, the residual signal vector determined by subtracting the estimates of the unknown values from the received signal and the residual amplitude matrix representing value amplitudes that remain after the estimates of the unknown values are subtracted.

US Pat. No. 10,396,917

AUTOMATIC MAPPING AND HANDLING PIM AND OTHER UPLINK INTERFERENCES IN DIGITAL DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS

AXELL WIRELESS LTD., Buc...

1. A method for automatic mapping and handling of noise and interference in a distributed antenna system (DAS), the method comprising:measuring any excessive noise and interference in one or more of the uplink cell resources matched digital filters of the DAS when one or more downlink channels of the DAS are transmitting in a zero traffic mode,
wherein the DAS comprises:
a plurality of remote radio units (RRUs) in communication with mobile devices;
a central digital hub for routing and processing digital RF signals, wherein the central digital hub is coupled to the RRUs and to the base transceiver stations (BTS's);
at least one uplink digital filter bank comprising a plurality of uplink digital filters in at least one RRU of the plurality of RRUs,
wherein one or more of the uplink digital filters is matched to a corresponding cell resource, each cell resource including at least one or more signals being received from one or more of the mobile devices in an uplink direction, there being at least two separate and distinct cell resources;
comparing the measured excessive noise and interference in the uplink cell resources matched digital filters to a desired corresponding noise level,
wherein the desired corresponding noise level is determined by a layout of the DAS; and
generating a mapping of the excessive noise and interference based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,396,904

ADAPTIVE RLS DECISION FEEDBACK EQUALIZING SYSTEM AND IMPLEMENTATION METHOD THEREOF

SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF...

1. An adaptive RLS decision feedback equalizing system, characterized by comprising: an error code cross-correlation module, an equalization module, a decision feedback unit, a coefficient updating unit and an autocorrelation estimation module, wherein a processing result of the error code cross-correlation module is mapping a previous filtering output signal yk into a multiplication result of an error code indication signal ek and an equalizer input signal sequence rk as an indication vector for equalizer parameter adjustment, and a correlation is as follows:Ik=(tan h(?yk)?sk?D)·rk=ekrk,
where subscript k represents a current time, subscript D is a time delay of an equalizer output signal with respect to a sending terminal signal; sk?D is a desired signal in sending terminal pilot signals; ? is a constant factor for controlling a mapping relationship; ek=tan h(?yk)?sk?D is an error code indicator; rk represents an equalizer input signal sequence and is composed of a receiving symbol sequence and a decision feedback symbol sequence together;
the equalization module contains a filter and a coefficient updating unit, the filter performs filtering equalization on a current input signal sequence rk to obtain an output signal yk:
yk=fk?1T?k+bk?1T?k?D=ck?1Trk,
where ck?1 is a filtering coefficient not updated and contains two portions, a feedforward filter fk?1 and a feedback filter bk?1, superscript T represents transposition of a matrix; and the input signal sequence rk is composed of the receiving symbol sequence ?k and the decision feedback symbol sequence ?k?D;
the decision feedback unit directly performs decision according to an equalized output signal yk, a decision result will be used as a feedback input signal of the equalizer, and this is implemented as follows:

where ? ? represents module value computation, a decision process is represented by obtaining a minimum module value result; ?k?D is an output decision result, is estimation of a desired signal sk?D in sending terminal pilot signals and is an input signal that will be used in an equalizer feedback portion;
the coefficient updating unit updates a current filtering coefficient ck?1 to ck according to the equalizer input signal sequence rk and the processing result of the error code cross-correlation module Ik, and this is implemented as follows:

where ? is a step size adjustment constant; w is a forget constant factor; the filtering coefficient ck and the equalizer input signal sequence rk are column vectors; and Pk?1 is an autocorrelation inverse matrix not updated;
the autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation module contains a memory coefficient unit and an autocorrelation inverse matrix register and uses a currently received symbol sequence rk result to update autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation, and updating the autocorrelation inverse matrix estimation is as follows:

where w is a forget constant factor; a receiving signal rk is a column vector; and Pk?1 is an autocorrelation inverse matrix not updated.

US Pat. No. 10,396,889

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR IONOSPHERIC GROUP DELAY

AIRBUS DS GMBH, Taufkirc...

1. A wireless communication unit for compensating for Ionospheric group delay in a satellite communication system, the wireless communication unit comprising:a receiver configured to receive only one single carrier frequency signal supporting a multi-carrier signal from a satellite; and
a processor coupled to the receiver and configured to:
process the single carrier frequency signal to produce a plurality of digital representations of individual carriers of the multi-carrier signal, wherein the processor being configured to process the single carrier frequency signal to produce a plurality of digital representations of individual carriers of the multi-carrier signal comprises the processor being configured to perform a phase evaluation of the multi-carrier signal to determine phases of the plurality of carrier signals of the multi-carrier signal;
detect a cycle slip for each of the plurality of the carrier signals of the multi-carrier signal and provide a cycle slip correction of the respective phases of the plurality of carrier signals of the multi-carrier signal;
estimate, from the plurality of digital representations of individual carriers of the multi-carrier signal, a Total Electron Content, TEC, value associated with a communication path between the satellite and the wireless communication unit through Earth's Ionosphere;
perform a frequency discriminator estimation of each of the cycle slip corrections of the respective phases and average a plurality of discriminator estimation combinations for the carrier signals to produce a TEC estimate value; and
apply compensation for Ionospheric group delay subjected to the multi-carrier signal based on the estimated TEC value.

US Pat. No. 10,396,856

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

PEZY COMPUTING K.K., Chi...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first semiconductor chip that includes a transmission circuit input unit, a transmission circuit unit connected to the transmission circuit input unit, and a transmission unit connected to the transmission circuit unit ; and
a second semiconductor chip that is disposed on or below the first semiconductor chip and includes a reception unit, a reception circuit unit connected to the reception unit, and a reception circuit output unit connected to the reception circuit unit,
wherein the transmission unit and the reception unit communicate with each other in a non-contact manner,
a transmission circuit unit input signal having a predetermined transmission-side potential is input into the transmission circuit unit via the transmission circuit input unit, the transmission circuit unit outputs a transmission circuit unit output signal corresponding to the transmission circuit unit input signal, and the transmission circuit unit output signal is input as a reception circuit unit input signal to the reception circuit unit via the non-contact communication between the transmission unit and the reception unit,
the reception circuit unit outputs a reception circuit unit output signal corresponding to a voltage of the reception circuit unit input signal and having a predetermined reception-side potential, to the reception circuit output unit,
a ratio of the reception-side potential to the transmission-side potential is changed,
the transmission unit is a transmission coil,
the reception unit is a reception coil,
the reception coil is a variable turn number reception coil capable of changing a number of turns,
the reception circuit unit has a reception coil turn number control unit that changes the number of turns of the variable turn number reception coil, and
the reception coil turn number control unit changes the number of turns of the variable turn number reception coil to change the ratio of the reception-side potential to the transmission-side potential.

US Pat. No. 10,396,849

NON-COHERENT ULTRA-WIDEBAND RECEIVER

Qatar University, Doha (...

1. A method of processing received ultra-wideband signals, comprising the steps of:receiving a non-coherent ultra-wideband signal having a plurality of pulses and a known transmission rate;
estimating a signal-to-noise ratio of the non-coherent ultra-wideband signal;
down-converting the received ultra-wideband signal to a lower frequency;
sampling the down-converted received ultra-wideband signal multiple times at regular time intervals within each of the pulses to obtain a set of time domain samples of voltage amplitude for each of the pulses of the non-coherent ultra-wideband signal;
sorting each of the time domain samples of each of the sets of time domain samples by the amplitude to form sets of sorted time domain samples, assigning a sorting index value to each of the samples according to position of the sample in the sorted set;
for each of the sorted sets, retrieving a secondary index value from a lookup table based on the known transmission rate and the estimated signal-to-noise ratio, the secondary index value corresponding to a number of samples in a sampling period exceeding the threshold value at the known transmission rate and estimated signal-to-noise ratio when a binary one is transmitted;
for each of the sorted sets, selecting a sorted time domain sample of the set of sorted time domain samples, the selected sorted time domain sample having a sorting index value equal to the secondary index value retrieved from the lookup table when the samples are sorted in order of descending magnitude, or a sorting index value equal to the number of samples in the set of sorted time domain samples less the secondary index value when the samples are sorted in order of increasing magnitude;
for each of the sorted sets, comparing the amplitude of the selected sorted time domain sample against a threshold value; and
for each of the sorted sets, outputting a binary value of one if the amplitude of the selected sorted time domain sample is greater than the threshold value, and outputting a binary value of zero if the amplitude of the selected sorted time domain sample is less than or equal to the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,396,843

PROTECTIVE ENCASEMENT FOR A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

TreeFrog Developments, In...

1. A protective encasement for a mobile computing device having a back side, a perimeter, and a front side that includes a touch screen display, the protective encasement comprising:a top member configured to at least partially cover the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement, the top member including:
a frame having an inside edge spaced apart from an outside edge, the outside edge defining an outer perimeter of the frame, the inside edge defining an aperture configured to expose a surface of the front side of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement;
a raised ridge member protruding away from an inner surface of the frame between the inside edge of the frame and the outer edge of the frame; and
an upper seal member proximate to and attached to the inside edge of the frame, the upper seal member configured to form an upper seal with the front side of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement; and
a bottom member configured to mate with the top member to at least partially encase the electronic device, the bottom member comprising:
an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface configured to cover at least part of the back side of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received within the protective encasement; and
an exterior bounding wall configured to cover at least part of the perimeter of the mobile computing device when the mobile computing device is received with in the protective encasement; and
a lower seal member in contact with the exterior bounding wall configured to mate with the raised ridge member of the top member when the top member is mated with the bottom member to form a lower seal between the top member and the bottom member.

US Pat. No. 10,396,826

SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK WITH SELECTABLE LOW LATENCY OR HIGH THROUGHPUT MODE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a signal carrying a coded data block comprising a set of systematic code source bits and a set of parity bits of a systematic error correction code, the set of systematic code source bits including a plurality of error detection codewords, each error detection codeword including a set of source bits and a set of error detection bits;
performing a first signal processing on the received signal by:
processing the received signal to produce a set of soft bit decisions, the set of soft bit decisions including soft decisions for the set of systematic code source bits and for the set of parity bits;
performing error correction decoding of the set of soft bit decisions to determine decoded systematic code source bits including decoded source bits and decoded error detection bits for the plurality of error detection codewords;
in parallel with performing the first signal processing, performing a second signal processing on the received signal by:
for each error detection codeword:
processing the received signal to produce a set of hard bit decisions for the error detection codeword, the set of hard bit decisions including a received set of source bits and a received set of error detection bits;
re-encoding the received set of source bits to produce a set of error detection bits;
comparing the received set of error detection bits with the produced set of error detection bits;
determining the received set of source bits is reliable when the received error detection bits are the same as the produced set of error detection bits;
determining the received set of source bits is not reliable when the received error detection bits are not the same as the produced set of error detection bits;
outputting bits by:
outputting the received set of source bits without waiting for a final result of the first signal processing when the received set of source bits is determined to be reliable; and
outputting the decoded source bits after completing the first signal processing when the received set of source bits is determined not to be reliable.

US Pat. No. 10,396,812

DIGITAL REGISTER COMPONENT AND ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERTER DETECTING SIGNAL DISTORTION IN HIGH-RADIATION ENVIRONMENTS

KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEA...

1. A device detecting signal distortion in high-radiation environments, the device comprising:a signal input terminal receiving a digital signal; and
a digital single event transient (DSET) detection unit detecting whether information of the digital signal input through the signal input terminal is distorted,
wherein the DSET detection unit comprises a first output terminal through which a first detection signal is output, the first detection signal being used to determine whether at least one of rising edge timing information and falling edge timing information of the digital signal is distorted.

US Pat. No. 10,396,787

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DYNAMIC STEP SIZE FOR IMPEDANCE CALIBRATION OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a resistance calibration circuit configured to provide an impedance code to set impedance of a driver circuit, the resistance calibration circuit including an adder/subtractor circuit configured to change the impedance code by a first step size responsive to the impedance code being less than a value to adjust the impedance of the driver circuit and further configured to change the impedance code by a second step size responsive to the impedance code greater or equal than the value to adjust the impedance of the driver circuit, wherein the second step size is different from the first step size.

US Pat. No. 10,396,777

ORING CIRCUIT

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. An ORing circuit comprising:an input port for receiving an input voltage;
an output port for outputting an output voltage;
an ORing FET (field effect transistor) electrically connected between the input port and the output port and comprising a source, a gate and a drain, wherein the source of the ORing FET is electrically connected with the input port, and the drain of the ORing FET is electrically connected with the output port;
a comparing circuit electrically connected with the input port and the gate of the ORing FET;
a first transistor comprising a first terminal, a second terminal and a third terminal, wherein the first terminal is directly connected with the input port and the source of the ORing FET, and the third terminal is electrically connected with the gate of the ORing FET; and
a second transistor comprising a fourth terminal, a fifth terminal and a sixth terminal, wherein the fourth terminal is electrically connected with the output port and the drain of the ORing FET, the fifth terminal is directly connected to the sixth terminal, and the sixth terminal is electrically connected with the second terminal of the first transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,396,745

AUDIO PROCESSOR AND AUDIO PROCESSING METHOD

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. An audio device comprising:an audio processor configured to:
transform an audio signal from a time-domain signal into a frequency-domain signal;
perform a filtering process on the audio signal that has been transformed into the frequency-domain signal, using a second filter coefficient;
transform the audio signal subjected to the filtering process, from the frequency-domain signal into a time-domain signal;
set first gains for respective bands used to perform the filtering process on the audio signal;
set a second gain for increasing or reducing a volume of the audio signal;
calculate a first filter coefficient that can increase or reduce gains for respective bands, so as to correspond to the first gains for the respective bands; and
regard gains for respective bands of the first filter coefficient as third gains, to compare values of the third gains for the respective bands with an absolute value of the second gain, and to, if the values of the third gains for the respective bands are greater than the absolute value of the second gain, calculate the second filter coefficient by limiting the values of the third gains for the respective bands to the absolute value of the second gain.

US Pat. No. 10,396,740

MICROPHONE DRIVING DEVICE AND DIGITAL MICROPHONE INCLUDING THE SAME

1. A microphone driving device comprising:an analog amplification unit configured to amplify an acoustic signal to an amplified voltage signal based on a first gain control signal or a second gain control signal;
an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the amplified voltage signal to a digital signal;
an amplifier configured to amplify the digital signal to an amplified digital signal based on the first gain control signal or the second gain control signal; and
a gain controller configured to generate the first gain control signal when a magnitude of the acoustic signal is in a first range and the second gain control signal when the magnitude of the acoustic signal is in a second range less than the first range,
wherein the analog amplification unit comprises:
a voltage-to-current converter configured to convert the acoustic signal to an output current signal; and
a current-to-voltage converter configured to convert the output current signal to the amplified voltage signal,
wherein when the analog amplification unit and the amplifier receive the first gain control signal, the analog amplification unit amplifies the acoustic signal based on a first analog amplification gain and the amplifier amplifies the digital signal based on a first digital amplification gain,
wherein when the analog amplification unit and the amplifier receive the second gain control signal, the analog amplification unit amplifies the acoustic signal based on a second analog amplification gain and the amplifier amplifies the digital signal based on a second digital amplification gain, and
wherein the first analog amplification gain is lower than the second analog amplification and the first digital amplification gain is higher than the second digital amplification.

US Pat. No. 10,396,725

AMPLIFIER AND RESET METHOD THEREOF

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An amplifier, comprising:an output stage circuit comprising a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a first output terminal, and a second output terminal; and
a compensation circuit comprising:
a first capacitor coupled between the first input terminal and the second output terminal, the first capacitor configured to operate as a first Miller capacitor;
a second capacitor coupled between the second input terminal and the first output terminal, the second capacitor configured to operate as a second Miller capacitor;
a third capacitor configured to be coupled in parallel with the first capacitor and to be coupled in parallel with the second capacitor by turns, in order to operate as one of the first Miller capacitor and the second Miller capacitor according to at least one clock signal; and
a fourth capacitor configured to be coupled in parallel with the second capacitor and to be coupled in parallel with the first capacitor by turns, in order to operate as another one of the first Miller capacitor and the second Miller capacitor according to the at least one clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,396,700

MULTI-MOTOR SYSTEM, FREEZER COMPRISING THE SAME, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A multi-motor system, comprising an air inlet, an air outlet, and a plurality of electronically commutated motors (ECMs), wherein:each electronically commutated motor (ECM) comprises a motor controller and a motor body;
the motor controller comprises a control circuit board; the control circuit board is provided with a microprocessor and a unit for detecting an operation parameter of the ECM
the ECMs comprise a main ECM, and a plurality of subordinate ECMs;
the main ECM is connected to the subordinate ECMs via wire or wireless communication;
the microprocessor of the motor controller of the main ECM is connected to a first temperature detection unit and a second temperature detection unit; the first temperature detection unit and the second temperature detection unit are respectively disposed on the air inlet and the air outlet outside of the main ECM to detect a temperature T1 at the air inlet and a temperature T2 at the air outlet; the microprocessor automatically selects an operation parameter of the main ECM in accordance with a temperature difference between the temperature T1 and the temperature T2; and
in operation, the main ECM informs each subordinate ECM of the temperature T1 and the temperature T2, and each subordinate ECM selects an operation parameter of the subordinate ECM in accordance with the temperature T1 and the temperature T2; or, the main ECM sets up operation parameters for each subordinate ECM in accordance with the temperature T1 and the temperature T2, and orders each subordinate ECM to operate according to preset operation parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,396,683

MODULAR MULTILEVEL CONVERTER

HYOSUNG HEAVY INDSTRIES C...

1. A Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) comprising:multiple sub-modules connected in series with each other; and
a controller for controlling on/off switching of the multiple sub-modules,
wherein the multiple sub-modules include N sub-modules, which participate in operation of the MMC, and M redundant submodules, which participate in the operation of the MMC in place of at least one N sub-modules when the at least one N sub-modules fail,
wherein the controller switches on a sub-module, among the N+M sub-modules to which carrier signals are assigned, if a carrier signal assigned thereto is equal to or higher than a preset reference signal, and switches off the sub-module if the carrier signal assigned thereto is lower than the preset reference signal, and
wherein a range from a top to a rest position of each of the carrier signals of the N+M sub-modules is not balanced with a range from a bottom to the rest position thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,396,669

POWER CONVERTER MEASURING THE AVERAGE RECTIFIED PRIMARY CURRENT

Russell Jacques, Hertfor...

1. A method of controlling a resonant power converter having a transformer, the transformer having a primary input winding and a secondary output winding, the method comprising:measuring the average full wave rectified alternating current through a resistor coupled in series with the primary input winding, using an active rectifier to full-wave rectify the voltage across the resistor;
comparing the measured average full wave rectified current to a reference level; and
controlling the switching frequency of the resonant power converter based on the difference between the average current and the reference level.

US Pat. No. 10,396,649

SWITCHING DEVICE AND SWITCHING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

ASIAN H.Y. NANO TECHNOLOG...

1. A switching device to be electrically connected to a solar panel for stabilizing an electric output of the solar panel, said switching device comprising:a switch circuit operable to switch between a closed state and an open state, and including a first node that is configured to be electrically connected to the solar panel for receiving input voltage and input current therefrom, and a second node;
a voltage converter circuit electrically connected to said second node for receiving the input voltage and the input current from said switch circuit when said switch circuit is in the closed state, and configured to convert the input voltage and the input current into output voltage and output current; and
a control unit electrically connected to said switch circuit and said voltage converter circuit, and configured to
measure an input voltage value of the input voltage, an input current value of the input current, an output voltage value of the output voltage, and an output current value of the output current,
calculate an input electric power based on the input voltage value and the input current value,
calculate an output electric power based on the output voltage value and the output current value, and
control said switch circuit to switch between the closed state and the open state according to the input electric power and the output electric power.

US Pat. No. 10,396,631

DUAL INVERTER AND ELECTRIC MOTOR SPLIT-FLOW COOLING SYSTEM

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A cooling system, comprising:a cooling supply chamber disposed adjacent to and along a length of an inverter, the cooling supply chamber configured to receive coolant;
a first cooling channel extending from and in fluid connection with the cooling supply chamber, the first cooling channel following a path arranged to cool a first area of the inverter;
a second cooling channel extending from and in fluid connection with the cooling supply chamber, the second cooling channel following a path arranged to cool a different second area of the inverter, wherein the first cooling channel ends at a first outlet, and wherein the second cooling channel ends at a different second outlet;
a first motor cooling channel interconnected with the first outlet of the first cooling channel, the first motor cooling channel configured to follow a length of a first electric motor; and
a second motor cooling channel interconnected with the second outlet of the second cooling channel, the second motor cooling channel configured to follow a length of a second electric motor, wherein the first and second motor cooling channels interconnect to a single cooling system exit channel.

US Pat. No. 10,396,629

INTEGRATED SHAFT LIQUID-COOLING FOR ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH GEARBOX

VEPCO TECHNOLOGIES, Chin...

1. An electric motor comprising:a gearbox housing containing a gearbox, a sump, and a first-stage shaft rotatably mounted in the gearbox housing, wherein the first-stage shaft has an internal passageway defined along the longitudinal axis of the first-stage shaft and extending between opposite first and second ends thereof, and wherein at the second end the internal passageway communicates with the sump;
a rotatably-mounted motor shaft coupled to the first end of the first-stage shaft, the motor shaft having an internal passageway defined along the longitudinal axis of the motor shaft and extending between opposite first and second ends thereof, and wherein at the second end the internal passageway of the motor shaft communicates with the internal passageway of the first-stage shaft at the first end thereof;
wherein the internal passageways of the motor shaft and first-stage gearbox shaft define a coolant path for a liquid coolant, the coolant path beginning at the first end of the motor shaft and proceeding entirely through the internal passageways of the motor shaft and the first-stage shaft, and the coolant path terminating at the sump, where coolant exiting the internal passageway of the first-stage shaft at the second end thereof is collected.

US Pat. No. 10,396,602

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Ossia Inc., Bellevue, WA...

1. A wireless power transmitter, comprising:a plurality of antenna elements; and
at least one controller; and
the plurality of antenna elements and the at least one controller are configured to receive multipath calibration signals from a plurality of devices to be charged;
the at least one controller is further configured to adaptively adjust phases of a power transmission from the plurality of antenna elements, wherein the phases for the plurality of antenna elements are determined based on the received multipath calibration signals, wherein the determined phases for the plurality of antenna elements do not use location signals indicating locations of the plurality of devices to be charged, wherein the determined phases do not require a line of sight between the antenna elements and the plurality of devices to be charged, wherein
a frequency of the power transmission is greater than 100 MHz, and wherein the at least one controller prioritizes the plurality of devices for power transmission, wherein a higher priority device is charged faster than a lower priority device, and
wherein the phases for the plurality of antenna elements are determined by a complex conjugate of each of the multipath calibration signals received by the respective antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,396,584

WIRELESS CHARGING STEERING WHEEL

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A wireless charging steering wheel, comprising:a center portion pivot-able and attached to a vehicle;
a connection portion coupled to the center portion;
a handle portion that circumscribes the center portion, and is connected to the connecting portion;
a clockspring installed in the center portion, the clockspring electrically connecting an electronic component unit (ECU) of the vehicle with actuators installed on the steering wheel;
an upholstery layer covering the center portion, the connection portion, and the handle portion;
at least one coil wrapped around the handle portion and coupled to the clockspring, and covered by the upholstery layer, wherein the coil is electrically charged to provide wireless charge to a wearable device worn by a driver of the vehicle in a proximity of the steering wheel; and
a processor configured to control whether the coil is in a heating mode, a wireless charging mode, both the heating mode and the wireless charging mode, or neither the heating mode nor the wireless charging mode.

US Pat. No. 10,396,567

WIRELESS ELECTRIC FIELD POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, METHOD, TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER THEREFOR

SOLACE POWER INC., Mount...

1. A wireless power transfer system comprising:a transmitter comprising a transmit electrode set configured to transfer power via resonant electric field coupling; and
a receiver comprising a receive electrode set configured to extract the transferred power via resonant electric field coupling,
wherein the electrodes of at least one of the transmit and/or receive electrode sets are concentric, and
wherein at least one of the electrodes of the transmit and/or receive electrode sets are azimuthally asymmetric.

US Pat. No. 10,396,562

SERIES COMPENSATION DEVICE APPLICABLE TO DOUBLE-CIRCUIT LINE

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Ji...

1. A series compensation device for double-circuit lines, characterized in that: the device comprises at least one voltage source converter and one three-phase multi-winding transformer, wherein at least two windings of the three-phase multi-winding transformer are connected in series into the double-circuit lines respectively, and at least one winding of the three-phase multi-winding transformer is connected to an AC side of the voltage source converter.

US Pat. No. 10,396,561

COORDINATION CONTROL METHOD OF MULTI-TERMINAL VSC-HVDC TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD, Na...

1. A coordination control method of a multi-station VSC-HVDC power transmission system, the method comprising:assigning a direct current voltage master control station to work in a direct current voltage control mode, wherein the direct current voltage master control station working in the direct current voltage control mode controls a direct current voltage of the multi-station VSC-HVDC power transmission system;
assigning at least one direct current voltage control slave station to work in a slave mode and selects active power control or frequency control;
providing at least one common converter station working in active power control or frequency control, said at least one common converter station not being assigned as a master station or a slave station and remains in its initial active power control or frequency control throughout system operation;
monitoring the direct current voltage master control station and the direct current voltage of the multi-station VSC-HVDC power transmission system through said at least one direct current voltage control slave station; and
switching one of the at least one direct current voltage control slave station from the slave mode to work in the direct current voltage control mode when the direct current voltage control slave station monitors that the direct current voltage master control station sent a shutdown information or a difference value of the direct current voltage value and a rated value falls outside a definite threshold range.

US Pat. No. 10,396,552

SEQUENTIALLY OPERATED MODULES

1. A game set for sensing, and responding to, a physical phenomenon using three or more mechanically attachable and electrically connectable devices, the game set comprising:a first device comprising, in a first enclosure:
a first connector for electrically connecting to, and for mechanically attaching to, another device;
a second connector capable of mating with the first connector, for electrically connecting to, and for mechanically attaching to, another device; and
a sensor having an output coupled to the first or second connector for sensing a physical, chemical, or biological phenomenon;
a second device comprising, in a second enclosure:
a third connector that is identical to the first connector for electrically connecting to, and for mechanically attaching to, another device;
a fourth connector that is identical to the second connector capable of mating with the third connector, for electrically connecting to, and for mechanically attaching to, another device; and
a power source coupled to the third or fourth connector for powering another device;
and a third device comprising, in a third enclosure:
a fifth connector for electrically connecting to, and for mechanically attaching to, another device;
a sixth connector capable of mating with the fifth connector, for electrically connecting to, and for mechanically attaching to, another device; and
a payload coupled to the fifth or sixth connector to be electrically powered from the power source and for converting an electrical power from the power source to a non-electrical type of energy,
wherein the game set further comprising a switch connectable between the power source and the payload,
wherein upon electrically connecting and mechanically attaching the first, second, and third devices in any order using the connectors, the payload is operated or activated by switching electrical power from the power source to the payload via the switch in response to the physical phenomenon sensed by the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,396,512

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH INTERCHANGEABLE CONNECTOR MODULES FOR OPTICAL FIBERS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS, OR BOTH

Senko Advanced Components...

1. A connector system comprising:a housing having a cable end portion and an opposite connection end portion configured to mate with a receptacle; and
an insert configured to be removably coupled to the housing;
wherein the insert is configured to be coupled to at least one optical fiber connector and at least one electrical connector while the insert is removed from the housing to form a hybrid connector insert assembly that fixedly retains the at least one optical fiber connector and the at least one electrical connector within the insert while the insert is removed from the housing;
wherein the hybrid connector insert assembly is configured to be removably coupled to the housing as a unit by insertion of the hybrid connector insert assembly into the connection end portion of the housing; and
wherein the connector system is configured to make a hybrid connection after the hybrid connector insert assembly is coupled to the housing when the connection end portion is mated with the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,396,506

CABLE CONNECTOR WITH FILTER FUNCTION

U.D.ELECTRONIC CORP., Ta...

1. A cable connector, comprising an insulative block set, a circuit board set and a terminal set, said insulative block set comprising a docking member and a terminal holder block assembly disposed at one side of said docking member, said docking member comprising a docking head, said terminal holder block assembly comprising a terminal holder block disposed at one side relative to said docking head, wherein:said circuit board set comprises an input circuit board, at least one output circuit board and a plurality of electronic components mounted on said output circuit board, said input circuit board being vertically mounted between said docking member and said terminal holder block, said at least one output circuit board being transversely mounted on said terminal holder block, said terminal set comprising a plurality of input terminals, a plurality of output terminals and a plurality of connection terminals, said input terminals being transversely mounted in said docking member and electrically bonded to said input circuit board, said output terminals being vertically mounted in said terminal holder block and electrically bonded to said at least one output circuit board, said connection terminals being electrically connected between said input circuit board and said at least one output circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,396,505

FILTER CONNECTOR

U.D.ELECTRONIC CORP., Ta...

1. A filter connector, comprising:an insulative housing comprising a docking head and a base member at one side of the docking head; and
an electrical module comprising at least one circuit board, a plurality of input terminals and a plurality of output terminals, each said circuit board comprising a first lateral side and a second lateral side disposed adjacent to each other, each said input terminal comprising an input terminal body and an input bonding end curved from one end of said input terminal, said input bonding end being bonded to the said first lateral side of one said circuit board to keep the associating said input terminal body in parallel to the said second lateral side of the respective said circuit board, each said output terminal comprising an output terminal body and an output bonding end curved from one end of said output terminal body, said output bonding end being bonded to the said second lateral side of one said circuit board to keep the associating said output terminal body in parallel to the said first lateral side of the respective said circuit board, the said input terminal bodies of said input terminals of said electrical module and the said output terminal bodies of said output terminals of said electrical module being respectively mounted in said docking head and said base member of said insulative housing.