US Pat. No. 10,426,964

WEARABLE CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATOR SYSTEM EMITTING CPR PROMPTS FOR BYSTANDER

West Affum Holdings Corp....

1. A wearable cardiac defibrillator (WCD) system, comprising:a support structure configured to be worn by a patient;
an energy storage module configured to store an electrical charge;
a discharge circuit configured to be coupled to the energy storage module and configured to discharge the stored electrical charge through the patient;
one or more motion detectors coupled to the support structure, at least one of the motion detectors being coupled to the support structure at such a point as to be near a back of the patient while the support structure is worn by the patient; and
a speaker system coupled to the support structure and configured to output a transmitted sound having substantially periodic contents designed to assist a bystander to perform CPR chest compressions on the patient while the support structure is worn by the patient, and
in which the performed CPR chest compressions are detected by the one or more motion detectors and
the transmitted sound further communicates feedback regarding the detected CPR chest compressions.

US Pat. No. 10,426,941

NASAL TUBE DEVICE AND METHOD

APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A nasal tube system comprising: a nasal tube, the nasal tube comprising:a first opening at a proximal end;
a second opening at a distal end;
a delivery window between the proximal end and the distal end and in an outer surface of the nasal tube;
a main lumen extending an entire length of the nasal tube from the first opening to the second opening;
a delivery lumen extending from the first opening to the delivery window; and
a wall at least partially separating and defining the main lumen and the delivery lumen,
wherein the nasal tube is configured to be inserted into a first nostril of a patient with the proximal end and the first opening positioned outside of the patient, and the second opening and the delivery window open to pharyngeal space of the patient; and a flexible line that secures the nasal tube to the patient by extending through the delivery lumen and the delivery window of the nasal tube.

US Pat. No. 10,426,940

INTRAOSSEOUS INFUSION PORTS AND METHODS OF USE

PAVmed Inc., New York, N...

1. An infusion system comprising:a chamber having an inlet configured for subcutaneous placement and for receiving an insertion device, a penetrable septum for sealing off the inlet, and an outlet opposing and orientated in a same direction as the chamber inlet;
an anchor portion extending distally from the chamber, and configured for secured placement in a bone;
a substantially flat surface substantially perpendicular to the anchor portion, at a junction between the chamber and the anchor portion, to limit a depth of penetration into the bone by the anchor portion; and
an open-ended channel extending through the anchor portion, the channel being in fluid communication with the outlet of the chamber, and providing a substantially straight pathway from the inlet to the outlet that terminates at an opening at a distal end of the anchor to allow the insertion device to exit from the channel to be directed towards and reach bone marrow, the opening being in axial alignment with the outlet,
wherein the chamber includes sloped walls configured for guiding an insertion device into the open-ended channel of the anchor portion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,908

INSERTION GUIDE FOR ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE

D R Burton Healthcare, LL...

1. An insertion guide for facilitating insertion of an endotracheal tube (ETT) into the trachea of a patient, comprising:an elongated shaft formed of a rigid metallic core with a polymeric outer covering, the shaft defining a radiused portion and an angled portion static relative to the elongated shaft and adjacent a distal end of the insertion guide, the angled portion defining a slope of at least about 0.20 relative to a longitudinal axis defined by the elongated shaft and a length that protrudes beyond the distal end of the ETT by at least about 25 mm; and a handle attached to the shaft adjacent a proximal end of the insertion guide opposite the distal end of the insertion guide, the handle defining a protrusion extending from a main body of the handle adapted to remove the insertion guide from the ETT with a single digit of a user,
wherein the shaft of the insertion guide is configured for insertion within a hollow, flexible tube of the ETT to guide a distal end of the ETT into the trachea of the patient; wherein the distal end of the insertion guide protrudes beyond the distal end of the ETT; and
wherein the curvature of the radiused portion of the shaft of the insertion guide is at least about five degrees (5°) 20 relative to the longitudinal axis defined by the elongated shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,426,887

HANDLE FOR MOBILE STAND FOR USE WITH INTRAVENOUS DELIVERY OF MEDICATIONS

Pedigo Products, Inc., V...

1. A handle for an IV stand having a pole, the handle comprising:a connector portion configured to be mounted to the pole; and
a handle grip connected to the connector portion, the handle grip comprising a central section positioned between first and second side sections, the first side section extending upwardly from the central section to a first end of the handle grip, the second side section extending upwardly from the central section to a second end of the handle grip, the first and second ends being spaced apart from the connector portion, the central section being non-planar with respect to the first and second ends, the central section being positioned lower than the first and second ends, the first and second side sections each being configured to be gripped by a hand of a user, the first side section being configured to position the hand between the central section and the first end, the second side section being configured to position the hand between the central section and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,426,879

BLOOD PUMP WITH RESTART LOCKOUT

HeartWare, Inc., Miami L...

1. A control circuit for controlling operation of an implantable blood pump, the control circuit comprising:an interface;
a pump shutdown module in communication with the interface, the interface being configured to provide one or more inputs indicating at least from the group consisting of an operational error at the implantable blood pump and an adverse physiological state of a user of the implantable blood pump, the pump shutdown module being configured to cease operation of the implantable blood pump in response to the one or more inputs;
a pump restart module configured to resume operation of the implantable blood pump in response to a first pump restart input and a second pump restart input different from the first pump restart input, the first pump restart input and a second pump restart input being provided by the interface; and
a pump restart lockout module configured to initiate a pump lockout mode in response to a lockout input provided by the interface, the pump lockout mode:
preventing resumption of operation of the implantable blood pump in response to the first pump restart input; and
allowing resumption of operation of the implantable blood pump in response to the second pump restart input.

US Pat. No. 10,426,878

CENTRIFUGAL BLOOD PUMP SYSTEMS

Flow Forward Medical, Inc...

1. A centrifugal blood pump system to persistently increase the overall diameter of veins wherein the blood pump is configured to pump blood into a peripheral vein, the centrifugal blood pump system comprising:a) a centrifugal blood pump comprising:
i) a pump housing comprising:
a) an inlet comprising an inflow diffuser to receive blood and direct blood onto an impeller, the inflow diffuser further comprising a top pivot bearing and a bottom pivot bearing, wherein a protrusion extends from the pump housing into the inlet and wherein the protrusion comprises a recess that accepts and supports at least a portion of a stationary portion of the top pivot bearing;
b) an impeller casing comprising a recess that accepts and supports at least a portion of the stationary portion of the bottom pivot bearing; and
c) an outlet;
ii) an impeller suspended within the pump housing and disposed between the stationary portions of the top and bottom pivot bearings, the impeller having:
a) A top impeller pivot shaft comprising a rotating portion of the top pivot bearing that is configured to engage the stationary portion of the top pivot bearing;
b) A bottom impeller pivot shaft comprising a rotating portion of the bottom pivot bearing that is configured to engage the stationary portion of the bottom pivot bearing;
c) a plurality of blades on the top surface of the impeller and extending radially away from a center of the impeller, the blades to direct blood received from the inlet to the outlet when the pump is in operation;
d) a plurality of bore holes extending parallel to a central axis of the impeller from a bottom surface through the impeller to a top surface; and
e) at least one magnet mechanically engaged to the impeller;
iii) an electric motor to magnetically engage the at least one magnet, wherein the electric motor rotates the at least one magnet and the impeller when the pump is in operation;
b) an inflow conduit having an inner diameter of 2-6 mm, having a first end and a second end, where the first end is configured to make a fluid connection to the inlet and the second end is configured for insertion into the lumen of a donating vein;
c) an outflow conduit with an inner diameter of 2-6 mm, having a first end and a second end, where the first end is configured to make a fluid connection to the outlet and the second end is configured for insertion into the lumen of an accepting vein; and
d) a control device for controlling the speed of the impeller, the control device including a processor, a memory, a battery, and a cable for electrically connecting the control device to the centrifugal pump, wherein the processor is configured for controlling the impeller speed to maintain a blood pumping rate between 50 mL/min and 1500 mL/min for at least 7 days.

US Pat. No. 10,426,852

ULTRAVIOLET-BASED DETECTION AND STERILIZATION

Sensor Electronics Techno...

1. A system comprising:a disinfection chamber comprising:
a plurality of ultraviolet sources configured to irradiate an object located within the disinfection chamber from a plurality of directions, wherein at least some of the plurality of ultraviolet sources emit UV-C electromagnetic radiation;
a set of visible light sources configured to irradiate the object with visible light from a set of directions; and
a set of cameras configured to acquire image data of the object from a plurality of directions; and
a computer system including a set of computing devices, wherein the computer system is configured to perform a sterilization procedure for the object, wherein the sterilization procedure includes operating the plurality of ultraviolet sources and the set of visible light sources using the image data to evaluate shadow data to ensure that the plurality of ultraviolet sources deliver a dose of ultraviolet radiation onto each exterior surface of the object sufficient to result in at least a log reduction of a target contaminant.

US Pat. No. 10,426,837

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CNS DISORDERS

Sage Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A compound of Formula (I-c):
wherein:
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
Ring A is aryl or heteroaryl;
R3A is C1-6 alkyl;
R1 is hydrogen, C1-3alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, or C3-6 carbocyclyl;
R2 is absent or hydrogen;
Ra is halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)RA, —C(O)ORA, —C(O)NRBRc, —S(O)2RD, or —ORY, wherein RY is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C(O)RA, —C(O)ORA, —C(O)NRBRc, or —S(O)2RD;
RA is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;
each of RB and Rc is independently hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or taken together with the atom to which they are attached form a ring; and
RD is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, carbocyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,426,758

SIBIRILINE DERIVATIVES FOR USE FOR PREVENTING AND/OR TREATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH CELLULAR NECROPTOSIS

Institut National de la S...

1. A method for inhibiting cellular necroptosis comprising the administration to a patient in need thereof of an effective amount of a compound of the following general formula (I)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt and/or solvate thereof,
wherein:
R1 is H, a (C1-C6)alkyl or a (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, or R1 forms together with R2 or R4 a heterocycloalkyl;
R2 and R3 are H;
R4 to R6 are, independently of one another, H or OR10;
R10 is H or (C1-C6)alkyl;
R7 is H or halo;
R8 to R9 are, independently of one another, H; halo; or a group selected from (C1-C6)alkyl, heterocycle, aryl, heteroaryl, —(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, and —(C1-C6)alkyl-heterocycle, said group being optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halo, —OR36, —NR37R38, —SR39, —S(O)R40, —SO2R41, —SO2NR42R43, —OCOR44, —NR45COR46, —NR47C(O)OR48, —CO2R49, —CONR50R51, —OCONR53R54, —COR55, nitro (—NO2), cyano (—CN), oxo (?O), and a group selected from aryl, heterocycle and —(C1-C6)alkyl-heterocycle, said group being optionally substituted with one or more (C1-C6)-alkyl; and
R36 to R55 are, independently of one another, H, halo, benzoylbenzyl, or a group selected from (C1-C6)alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocycle, —(C1-C6)alkyl-heterocycle, and —(C1-C6)alkyl-aryl, said group being optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halo, CF3 and (C1-C6)alkyl; or R37-R38, R42-R43, R50-R51, and/or R53-R54 may together respectively form a heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,426,699

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DOCKING A VIAL WITH A CONTAINER

Gary L. Sharp, Naples, F...

1. A device for docking a vial with an adapter comprising:a base comprising a first and second base member;
a vertical support extending upwardly from the base;
a platform positioned above the base;
a first aperture in the platform sized to accept the adapter;
a second aperture in the platform arranged opposite the first aperture;
a head support extending from the vertical support;
a lever arm hingedly fastened to the vertical support; and
a plunger adapted to slide within the head support and attached to the lever arm such that rotation of the lever arm causes the plunger to travel vertically;
wherein the first and second aperture each have an opening, wherein the openings are positioned along opposing edges of the platform;
wherein each of said first and second base members comprise an interior channel located along an interior edge of the respective base member to removably support said platform such that the opening associated with the first aperture or the opening associated with the second aperture may selectively be exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,426,688

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING EXOSKELETON TRAJECTORY SEQUENCES

Ekso Bionics, Inc., Rich...

1. A method for transferring an exoskeleton trajectory sequence using at least one server remote from a first device including a controller, the method comprising:transferring, with the at least one server, the exoskeleton trajectory sequence to the first device where the exoskeleton trajectory sequence is validated, wherein validating the exoskeleton trajectory sequence includes performing a safety check in which a determination is made with the controller as to whether the exoskeleton trajectory sequence is safe for use with exoskeletons, the first device includes a first exoskeleton, the safety check includes performing a physical test of the exoskeleton trajectory sequence using the first exoskeleton, performing the physical test includes causing the first exoskeleton to move and receiving data from a sensor of the first exoskeleton, and causing the first exoskeleton to move includes causing the first exoskeleton to perform the exoskeleton trajectory sequence; and
receiving, from the first device, the exoskeleton trajectory sequence or confirmation that the exoskeleton trajectory sequence is valid with the at least one server, wherein the exoskeleton trajectory sequence includes prescribed positions of joints of an exoskeleton over time or a force profile of actuators of the exoskeleton.

US Pat. No. 10,426,673

PLATFORM ENTRANCE GATE SAFETY BARRIER FOR A MOBILITY VEHICLE LIFT

The Braun Corporation, W...

16. A lift platform assembly configured to be coupled to a floor and transition a lift platform between a stowed position and a ground level position, comprising:one or more arms coupling the lift platform to the floor;
a gate mount pivotally coupled to the lift platform along a first platform side, the gate mount defining both a mount pivot axis and a gate axis therethrough;
a retention gate pivotally coupled to the gate mount;
a roll stop plate pivotally coupled to the lift platform at an outboard end and extending between the first platform side and a second platform side; and
a latch assembly coupled to the lift platform at the second platform side and configured to selectively couple the retention gate to the second platform side;
wherein when the latch assembly is not coupled to the retention gate and the lift platform is in the ground level position, the retention gate is pivotable about the gate axis away from the second platform side.

US Pat. No. 10,426,666

WEIGHTED SLEEP MASK

Gravity Products LLC, Br...

1. A sleep mask, comprising:a weighted mask component comprising:
a forward panel;
a rear panel, the rear panel attached to the forward panel via a second seam along a periphery of the weighted mask component, wherein the forward panel and rear panel are joined together by stitching to form a plurality of compartments, the stitching comprising at least one horizontal stitch that serves as a divider at least three of the plurality of compartments, wherein the plurality of compartments are filled with beads made of glass to cause the weighted mask component to weigh at least 370 grams, wherein the stitching is adapted to cause a decrease in thickness of the weighted mask component at locations of eyes of a human user thereby causing pressure from the sleep mask on the human user to be greater around the eyes of the human user than directly over the eyes of the human user when the sleep mask is worn by the human user lying down, and wherein the weighted mask component is shaped so that weight from the beads made of glass apply weight to cheeks of the human user when worn by the human user; and
a sleep mask cover comprising:
a front cover component comprising fleece;
a rear cover component, the rear cover component attached to the front cover component via a seam along sides of the sleep mask cover and a bottom of the sleep mask cover, the rear cover component being made from a material different from fleece; and
the front cover component and second cover component being joined together by stitching to form an internal chamber shaped to hold the weighted mask component into the internal chamber, wherein the front cover component and the second cover component are joined to form an opening between the front cover component and the rear cover component along an upper portion of the sleep mask cover, wherein access through the opening is controlled through a zipper along the upper portion to allow the weighted mask component to be removed from the internal chamber to allow the sleep mask to be worn without the weighted mask component, and further wherein the front cover component and rear cover component are sewn together to secure a first elastic tape portion to one side of the sleep mask cover and to secure a second elastic tape portion to another side of the sleep mask cover opposite the one side of the sleep mask cover, the first elastic tape portion comprising a snap component and the second elastic tape comprises a receiver portion configured such that the receiver component can be removably attached to the snap component.

US Pat. No. 10,426,662

LASER INSTRUMENT FOR EYE THERAPY

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A laser therapy instrument:wherein the laser therapy instrument is structured for surgery on a cornea, a sclera, a vitreous body or a crystalline lines, and is used alternately with other instruments for eye diagnosis or eye therapy, in a common treatment area in which a patient or a patient's eye is positioned, the common treatment area being accessible to the laser therapy instrument and the other instruments in succession;
the laser therapy instrument comprising:
a beam conducting device including an exit lens system that conducts a therapeutic laser beam to the common treatment area; and
a device operably coupled to the beam conducting device that moves at least a part of the beam conducting device that includes the exit lens system, into the common treatment area prior to use of the laser therapy instrument and out of the treatment area after the use of the laser therapy instrument, such that the treatment area, after at least the part of the beam conducting device including the exit lens system has been moved out of the treatment area, is freely accessible for using the other instruments;
wherein the beam conducting device that can be moved into and out of the common treatment area comprises a laser arm, wherein the exit lens system included in the laser arm, proceeding from its working position at the eye, is either swiveled out of the treatment area by an angle of approximately 90 degrees along a circular arc path by a swiveling mechanism or moved out of the treatment area along a straight line and a circular arc path;
the swiveling mechanism being actuatable by a motor and being provided with a force limiting device.

US Pat. No. 10,426,661

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LASER ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A surgical device comprising:an optical fiber having a proximal end, a distal end, and a neutral axis at the distal end,
wherein the optical fiber is configured to generate a steam bubble from light energy conveyed out the distal end of the fiber, the proximal end is operatively connected to a light source, and the distal end comprises a tip with a tilted edge that is non-orthogonal and non-symmetrical with respect to the neutral axis, the light energy being conveyed out the tilted edge to generate the steam bubble off-angle from the neutral axis of the optical fiber,
wherein the titled edge forms an angle such that at least a portion of the light energy (i) is incident on the tilted edge at an angle of incidence that is less than a critical angle and (ii) exits the optical fiber from the tilted edge.

US Pat. No. 10,426,645

POLYMERIC STENT AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DOTTER INTELLECTUAL PTE. ...

1. A polymeric stent, wherein the polymeric stent comprises a polylactic acid tube and wherein a pattern is cut on the polylactic acid tube using a second harmonic generator laser in which a first wavelength of 940 nm to 1,552 nm is converted to a second wavelength of 470 nm to 776 nm,wherein a pulse width of the second harmonic generator laser is 1 fs to 900 fs and wherein a repetition rate of the second harmonic generator laser is 2 kHz to 200 kHz, and
wherein the polymeric stent comprises a variation in polydispersity index (PDI), represented by the following Equation 1, of 20% or less:

wherein in Equation 1,
A is a polydispersity index of the polymeric stent before the pattern is cut on the polylactic acid tube, and
B is a polydispersity index of the polymeric stent after the pattern is cut on the polylactic acid tube.

US Pat. No. 10,426,635

MEDICAL FORCE MEASURING SYSTEM

Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen ...

1. Medical force measuring system for measuring a force that is effective between two prosthesis parts of a joint prosthesis, the two prosthesis parts being connected to one another in an articulated manner, the joint prosthesis comprising a ball joint or a partial component thereof, which force measuring system comprises:a measuring instrument, the measuring instrument comprising:
a sample joint element having a sample joint surface, the sample joint element being formed in correspondence with a first joint element that forms a part of the ball joint and comprises a joint surface that is formed in correspondence with the sample joint surface and is moveable into engagement therewith for forming a sample ball joint, and
an indicating device arranged or formed on the measuring instrument which cooperates with the sample joint element for indicating a force that is effective on the sample joint surface or a partial component of the force that is effective on the sample joint surface,
wherein:
the measuring instrument further comprises a coupling element;
the medical force measuring system further comprises a medical instrument which is couplable to the measuring instrument,
the medical instrument further comprises an instrument coupling device,
the instrument coupling device comprises a clamping element which is moveable into engagement in at least one of a force-locking and a positive-locking manner with a prosthesis part or the medical instrument on the one hand and with the coupling element on the other hand, and
the clamping element is in the form of a clamping ring which, in a clamping position, engages in at least one of (a) an annular groove in the prosthesis part or in the medical instrument on the one hand, and (b) an annular groove in the coupling element on the other hand.

US Pat. No. 10,426,630

SPINAL IMPLANT

K2M, Inc., Leesburg, VA ...

1. A spinal implant, comprising:first and second bone screws; and
a body including:
a planar back surface having first and second openings for receiving the first and second bone screws, the first opening configured for orientation towards a first vertebral body and the second opening configured for orientation towards a second vertebral body;
first and second end surfaces extending from opposing ends of the back surface, the first and second end surfaces defining a divergent angle with respect to one another;
first and second side surfaces extending from the respective first and second end surfaces, wherein ends of the first and second side surfaces meet and define an atraumatic nose, wherein the first side surface defines a first longitudinal axis extending perpendicular thereto, the first longitudinal axis bisecting the first side surface, wherein the body is asymmetrical about the first longitudinal axis;
a first angle formed between the first side surface and the first end surface;
a second angle formed between the second side surface and the first side surface, the second angle being less than the first angle;
wherein the back surface defines a second longitudinal axis extending perpendicular thereto, the back surface oriented relative to the first side surface such that the second longitudinal axis defines an oblique angle with respect to the first longitudinal axis,
first and second insert slots each defined in one of the top and bottom surfaces such that the first insert is disposed on one side of the second longitudinal axis and the second insert slot is disposed on an opposite side of the second longitudinal axis, the first and second insert slots being in communication with corresponding openings of the first and second openings and configured to receive plate inserts, each plate insert including a screw opening defined therethrough and configured to be received within one of the first and second insert slots with the screw opening substantially aligned with a corresponding opening of the first and second openings of the body,
wherein the first and second openings are disposed parallel to a plane containing the second longitudinal axis, the back surface, the first and second end surfaces, and the first and second side surfaces define top and bottom surfaces, each of the top and bottom surfaces has a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portions are proximate to the back surface, the first portions of the top and bottom surfaces include ridges adapted to engage first and second vertebral bodies and the second portions of the top and bottom surfaces lack ridges.

US Pat. No. 10,426,620

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO RESHAPE GEOMETRY OF DISEASED HEART VALVE

MITRAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.,...

1. A method of inserting an annuloplasty device, comprising:(1) placing a first holding element into a coronary sinus of a heart;
(2) connecting one or more connecting elements to the first holding element;
(3) pulling at least one of the one or more connecting elements to increase mitral valve leaflet coaptation;
(4) placing a second holding element at the level of the mitro-aortic junction and fibrous trigon of the heart below the aortic valve and connecting the one or more connecting elements to the second holding element.

US Pat. No. 10,426,606

COLOR-CODED PROSTHETIC VALVE SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A color-coded prosthetic heart valve delivery system comprising:an implantable heart valve; and
a valve holder attachable to the heart valve with sutures so as to be stationary with respect to the heart valve until the sutures are severed and the valve holder and valve are detached, the valve holder having a first color and being adapted to remain attached to the heart valve during delivery, the heart valve being inoperable until the valve holder is detached therefrom;
a valve delivery deployment mechanism integrated with the valve holder so as to be detached from the heart valve with the valve holder, the mechanism including a movable part that is movable with respect to the valve holder to convert the heart valve to a delivery configuration, wherein the valve holder and a proximal end of the movable part are visible on the inflow end of the valve, wherein the movable part comprises an adapter sutured to a proximal end of a post that translates through a central bore in the holder and through the valve to convert the heart valve to the delivery configuration, the adapter having he a second color distinct from the first color, and the valve holder, the post, and the adapter each has a color that is in contrast to one another such that the holder is visually distinguishable from the post and the adapter, and the post is visually distinguishable from the adapter; and
a flexible delivery handle having a distal end adapted to engage and move the movable part and convert the heart valve to its delivery configuration, the handle having a grip in the second color to facilitate the valve deployment operation.

US Pat. No. 10,426,593

EXPANSIBLE CARDIOVASCULAR GRAFT SYSTEM

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. An expansible cardiovascular graft system (100) comprising: a graft conduit (110) having a proximal end (111) and a distal end (112) and having corrugations (200) stacked from the proximal end (111) to the distal end (112), wherein a proximal anchor (121) is disposed at the proximal end (111) of the graft conduit (110) and an inner edge (121a) of the proximal anchor (121) comprises serrations (125) that cut across the stacked corrugations (200) of the graft conduit and a distal anchor (122) is disposed at the distal end (112) of the graft conduit (110) and an inner edge (122a) of the distal anchor (122) comprises serrations (125) that cut across the stacked corrugations (200) of the graft conduit; and an expansible portion (130) is disposed between the proximal anchor (121) and the distal anchor (122), wherein the serrations allow the expansible portion (130) to gradually expand in systole and recoil in diastole.

US Pat. No. 10,426,559

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDICAL INSTRUMENT COMPRESSION COMPENSATION

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A robotic system, comprising:a first medical instrument configured for insertion, in use, into a lumen of a patient, the first instrument comprising: a first elongated shaft, a first pull wire actuable to cause pull wire-based movement of the first elongated shaft, and a first instrument base including a first drive input for actuating the first pull wire;
a first instrument positioning device attached to the first instrument base and configured to move to advance or retract the first instrument through the lumen of the patient;
at least one non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon executable instructions; and
at least one processor in communication with the at least one non-transitory computer readable medium and configured to execute the instructions to cause the system to at least:
determine an axial compression of the first elongated shaft;
determine a distance to move the first instrument positioning device to compensate for the determined axial compression of the first elongated shaft; and
move the first instrument positioning device to either advance or retract the first elongated shaft of the first instrument through the lumen of the patient by the determined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,426,534

SEMI-CONSTRAINED BONE SCREW AND INSERTION INSTRUMENT

K2M, Inc., Leesburg, VA ...

1. A bone screw comprising:a tubular body defining a first longitudinal axis and having open proximal and distal ends defining a passageway therethrough;
a helical thread circumscribing an outer surface of the tubular body;
a head having a lumen extending therethrough, wherein a proximal opening of the lumen has a diameter greater than a diameter of a distal opening of the lumen, and a portion of an interior surface of the lumen tapers inwardly toward the distal opening of the lumen; and
a shaft slidably insertable through the lumen of the head and the passageway of the tubular body and into engagement therewith to rotatably fix the shaft relative to the tubular body, wherein a distal portion of the shaft is disposed distal of the distal end of the tubular body, wherein a proximal portion of the shaft is flared outwardly and has a maximum diameter greater than a maximum diameter of the distal portion of the shaft and greater than the diameter of the distal opening of the lumen of the head, and a portion of an exterior surface of the shaft tapers inwardly toward the distal portion of the shaft and is configured to at least partially contact the tapered interior surface of the lumen of the head when the shaft is assembled to the head, the shaft defining a second longitudinal axis, wherein the shaft couples the head to the tubular body such that a gap is defined between a distal surface of the head and the open proximal end of the tubular body, the head repositionable with respect to the first longitudinal axis of the tubular body and the second longitudinal axis of the shaft, wherein the shaft is configured to rotatably couple the tubular body to the head such that rotation of the head effectuates a corresponding rotation of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,426,528

PERCUTANEOUS TRANSVERSE CONNECTOR SYSTEM

The University of Iowa Re...

1. A transverse rod installation instrument assembly for inserting a transverse rod on a spine of a subject percutaneously comprising:an ipsilateral rod clamp;
a contralateral rod clamp;
a first rod clamp extender configured to be mounted on the ipsilateral rod clamp and a second rod clamp extender configured to be mounted on the contralateral rod clamp when the ipsilateral rod clamp and the contralateral rod clamp are secured to a vertebra at an ipsilateral and a contralateral pedicle of the vertebra; and
a pivoting installation instrument configured to be pivotably mounted to the first rod clamp extender and the second rod clamp extender to pass a transverse rod percutaneously through a head portion of the ipsilateral rod clamp and to a head portion of the contralateral rod clamp after passing through a spinous process of the vertebra along arc “A” on radius “R” such that the transverse rod is secured at the head portion of the ipsilateral rod clamp and the head portion of the contralateral rod clamp, wherein the head portion is superior to a longitudinal rod receiving section having an upper surface and a lower surface and having a tightening screw through its upper surface for securing the longitudinal rod receiving section to a longitudinal rod when positioned therein, and positioned between the transverse rod receiving section and the longitudinal rod receiving section is a polyaxial head to allow for freedom of movement when positioning the transverse rod in the transverse rod receiving section.

US Pat. No. 10,426,523

MEDICAL DEVICE AND METHOD TO CORRECT DEFORMITY

K2M, Inc., Leesburg, VA ...

1. A system for correcting a deformity of a spine, the system comprising:a first implant configured to be fixed to a first side of a first vertebra;
a rod configured to extend parallel to the spine on a second side of the first vertebra;
an adjustment member coupled to the rod including a rotatable reel and a first gear engaged with the reel;
a first force directing member extending across the spine and between the first implant and the adjustment member, the adjustment member noninvasively changes a distance between the adjustment member and the first implant,
wherein, when the reel rotates in a first direction, the first force directing member wraps around a portion of the reel to pull the first implant toward the adjustment member.

US Pat. No. 10,426,521

VERTEBRAL OSTEOSYNTHESIS EQUIPMENT

Medicrea International, ...

1. A vertebral osteosynthesis equipment comprising:at least one connecting bar having a length capable to span several vertebrae to be treated;
at least one anchor member having an anchoring portion for anchoring on a vertebra be treated, the at least one anchor including a body and a head that forms an engagement duct for the connecting bar, the engagement duct being intended to be closed, after placement of the connecting bar therein, by a threaded member capable to be screwed on the head; the anchor member is a “polyaxial” anchor member with said head articulated relative to said body;
the head forms, on a side turned toward the body, outside said duct, an articulation portion including a completely or partially spherical surface, and forms thereon a distal bearing surface;
the body forms an articulation cavity for receiving said completely or partially spherical surface of the articulation portion, the articulation cavity being defined by a bearing wall outwardly having a partially spherical shape;
the anchor member includes a ring located between the distal bearing surface formed by the head and the bearing wall comprised by the body, the ring having a partially spherical recessed surface for bearing against said bearing wall and being angularly mobile relative to the head;
the ring and said distal bearing surface comprise an inter-engagement device;
the ring has an axis and is pivotable relative to the head about this axis;
the head has an axis and the inter-engagement means, in a first angular position of the ring, have a first inter-engagement position in which the ring is placed in a first position along the axis of the head, in which play exists between the ring and said bearing wall, such that the head is movable, in an articulated manner, relative to the body; the inter-engagement device have, in a second angular position of the ring, a second inter-engagement position in which they position and maintain the ring in a second position along the axis of the head, in which said play is eliminated and the ring presses against said bearing wall, such that the head is made immobile, or substantially immobile, relative to the body; and
the ring comprises a movement device for its pivoting movement, located angularly away from openings by which said engagement duct emerges outside the head, such that the ring can be pivoted, by the movement device, even when a connecting bar is placed in said engagement duct.

US Pat. No. 10,426,459

EXTRA JOINT STABILIZATION CONSTRUCT

Mortise Medical, LLC, Lo...

1. A knotless returning and locking system for bone fracture stabilization and soft tissue repair and reinforcement, comprising:a returning and locking anchor having a body with a proximal end, a distal end, and defining a longitudinal axis, the body forming an internal passage and a return feature, the internal passage having a threaded receiver located at the proximal end of the body and including a proximal portion, a mid portion, and a distal portion, the return feature located distal to the threaded receiver and in communication with the internal passage; and
a threaded set screw having a proximal portion, a mid portion, and a distal portion, the threaded set screw configured for rotational insertion into the threaded receiver to achieve a progressively increasing interference fit about a flexible synthetic strand passing between the proximal portions and the mid portions of the threaded receiver and the threaded set screw and a progressively decreasing interference fit about the flexible synthetic strand passing between the mid portions and the distal portions of the threaded receiver and the threaded set screw, wherein the progressively increasing interference fit and the progressively decreasing interference fit combine to provide a locking feature that reversibly secures the flexible synthetic strand in relation to the returning and locking anchor.

US Pat. No. 10,426,434

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING ELASTICITY OF VISCOUS ELASTIC MEDIUM

WUXI HISKY MEDICAL TECHNO...

1. A method for detecting an elasticity of a viscoelastic medium, comprising:acquiring with an ultrasonic imaging probe an ultrasonic image of the viscoelastic medium;
determining an area to detect the elasticity of the viscoelastic medium according to the ultrasonic image;
driving the ultrasonic transducer probe with a low-frequency vibration by a vibrator so as to produce an elastic wave in the viscoelastic medium;
producing an ultrasonic wave by the ultrasonic transducer probe, and transmitting the ultrasonic wave to the viscoelastic medium;
collecting an ultrasonic echo;
calculating an elastic parameter of the viscoelastic medium according to the collected ultrasonic echo,
wherein the ultrasonic echo is collected when the elastic wave is propagated in the viscoelastic medium and the ultrasonic transducer probe stops or almost stops vibrating,
wherein a serial number Nselect of a collected ultrasonic echo satisfying:
Nselect?ceiling((T+?T)×Fhigh),
where ceiling(.) is a ceiling rounding function, Fhigh is a pulse repetition frequency of transmitting an ultrasonic signal and is within a range from 100 Hz to 100000 Hz, T is the duration of the vibration, the ultrasonic transducer probe stops or almost stops vibrating after the vibration starts for a period of T+?T;
when the elastic wave is propagated in the viscoelastic medium, the serial number Nselect of the collected ultrasonic echo satisfying:
Nselect?ceiling((D1/Vs1+T)×Fhigh);
where, D1 is a thickness of the viscoelastic medium, Vs1 is a lower limit of a propagation velocity of the elastic wave in the viscoelastic medium determined according to an estimated hardness range and an estimated density of the viscoelastic medium;
when ?T is less than D1/Vs1, by combining above two formulae, Nselect satisfying:
ceiling((T+?T)×Fhigh)?Nselect?ceiling((D1/Vs1+T)×Fhigh); and
when ?T is not less than D1/Vs1, an elastic intermediate medium with a thickness of D2 and a first hardness is added between the ultrasonic transducer probe and the viscoelastic medium so that ?T ceiling((T+?T)×Fhigh)?Nselect?ceiling((D2/Vs2+D1/Vs1+T)×Fhigh),
detecting an average pressure sensed on the viscoelastic medium by a pressure sensor array disposed on the ultrasonic transducer probe, and calculating a pressure parameter;
in response to the pressure parameter satisfying a predetermined condition, triggering detecting the elasticity of the viscoelastic medium.

US Pat. No. 10,426,426

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DYNAMIC RESPIRATORY CLASSIFICATION AND TRACKING

BREATHRESEARCH, INC., Wa...

1. A method for detecting thresholds in a breathing session, said method comprising:recording breathing sounds of a subject using a microphone;
processing said breathing sounds to generate an audio respiratory signal;
recognizing a plurality of breath cycles from said audio respiratory signal;
extracting metrics related to a breath intensity and a breath rate from said plurality of breath cycles;
producing a plurality of vectors using said metrics related to said breath intensity and said breath rate;
calculating a master vector by summing said plurality of vectors and assigning each value in said master vector with a weighting coefficient;
determining said thresholds using peak values in said master vector; and
wherein said thresholds consist of one of a ventilatory threshold or aerobic threshold and one of a respiratory compensation threshold, anaerobic threshold, and lactate threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,426,413

PATIENT ALARM DATA APPLICATION

Medical Informatics Corp....

1. A method of managing alarms in a clinical environment, comprising:receiving physiological data of a physiological data type for each patient of a population of a clinical unit
aggregating the physiological data for the population of the clinical unit as a whole into an aggregated physiological data;
receiving a selection of a patient of the population of the clinical unit
displaying the physiological data for the patient and the aggregated physiological data
in a patient-specific user interface; and
calculating a plurality of time in alarm duration estimates for the patient for a plurality of alarm threshold values; and
displaying in the patient-specific user interface a graphical representation of the plurality of time in alarm duration estimates as a function of alarm threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,426,373

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF RECONSTRUCTING MR IMAGE BY USING NEURAL NETWORK

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

10. An image reconstruction method comprising:acquiring data of at least one subsampled magnetic resonance (MR) image and data of at least one fully sampled MR image;
obtaining a learning model using at least one neural network by learning correlations between the at least one subsampled MR image and the at least one fully sampled MR image in units of at least one row of pixels corresponding to a phase encoding direction;
acquiring data of a subsampled MR image;
dividing the data of the subsampled MR image into a plurality of groups, each corresponding to the at least one row of pixels corresponding to the phase encoding direction;
acquiring, based on the learning model using the at least one neural network, reconstructed data respectively corresponding to the plurality of groups with respect to the at least one row of pixels corresponding to the phase encoding direction of the data of the subsampled MR image; and
obtaining a reconstructed image corresponding to the subsampled MR image, by using the acquired reconstructed data.

US Pat. No. 10,426,361

QUANTIFICATION OF ABSOLUTE BLOOD FLOW IN TISSUE USING FLUORESCENCE-MEDIATED PHOTOPLETHYSMOGRAPHY

NOVADAQ TECHNOLOGIES ULC,...

1. A method for measuring a time-varying change in an amount of blood in a tissue volume of tissue of a subject, the method comprising:administering a fluorescence agent into vasculature supplying the tissue volume of tissue of the subject;
exciting a fluorescence agent in the blood;
capturing a sequence of fluorescence images of the tissue;
acquiring, from the sequence of fluorescence images of the tissue, a time-varying fluorescence intensity signal during a pulsatile flow of the blood through the tissue volume, wherein:
the pulsatile flow has a diastolic and a systolic phase resembling a conventional photoplethysmogram,
the acquired fluorescence intensity signal comprises a first fluorescence intensity emitted by the fluorescence agent in the blood in the tissue volume during a diastolic phase,
the acquired fluorescence intensity signal comprises a second fluorescence intensity emitted by the fluorescence agent in the blood in the tissue volume during a systolic phase; and
the first and second fluorescence intensities are respectively associated with measures of blood volume during the diastolic phase and the systolic phase; and
computing a molar concentration, C, of the fluorescence agent in the blood by utilizing a concentration-mediated change in a fluorescence emission spectrum of the fluorescence agent; and
computing a change in aggregate blood layer thickness based on the first and second fluorescence intensities and based on the determined molar concentration, wherein the change is a quantitative measure of tissue blood perfusion in the tissue volume;
generating, based at least in part on the quantitative measure, a modified image of the tissue of the subject, wherein the modified image of the tissue of the subject depicts a same area as the sequence of fluorescence images of the tissue; and
displaying the modified image to facilitate clinical assessment of the tissue of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,426,355

INFRARED THERMOMETER

MICROLIFE CORPORATION, T...

1. An infrared thermometer, comprisinga handheld part;
a head connected to the handheld part, the head comprising
a bottom shell;
an infrared sensor configured to measure the temperature of an object to be measured;
a holder configured to hold the infrared sensor to the bottom shell;
a housing configured to accommodate the infrared sensor and the holder and to be joined to the bottom shell;
a first conductor arranged on the housing; and
a second conductor arranged between the first conductor and the handheld part and adjacent to the holder; and
a microcontroller configured to inactivate the infrared sensor to measure the temperature based on a second signal generated by the second conductor;
wherein the first conductor is configured to detect the distance between the head and a surface of the object to be measured when the surface of the object to be measured is approaching to the head; and
wherein the second conductor reduces interference to the first conductor from a surface of any other object not to be measured when the surface of any other object not to be measured is approaching to the head.

US Pat. No. 10,426,345

SYSTEM FOR GENERATING COMPOSITE IMAGES FOR ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY OF MOVING AND DEFORMABLE ANATOMY

1. A stereoscopic augmented reality (AR) system for generating real-time composite images of dynamically-changing surgical anatomy obtained during a surgery, the stereoscopic AR system comprising:a display;
an endoscopic imaging device that generates endoscopic image data during the surgery;
a tomographic imaging device that generates intra-operative tomographic image data during the surgery;
a tracking device that tracks a position and an orientation of the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device in real-time during the surgery and generates, based on the position and the orientation of the devices, spatial tracking data corresponding to each of the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device in real-time during the surgery, the tracking device including
a first tracking marker,
a first sterilizable rigid mount removably coupled to the endoscopic imaging device,
a second tracking marker, and
a second sterilizable rigid mount removably coupled to the tomographic imaging device; and
processing circuitry configured to
receive during the surgery, from the endoscopic imaging device, the endoscopic image data,
receive during the surgery, from the tomographic imaging device, the intra-operative tomographic image data,
receive during the surgery, from the tracking device, the spatial tracking data corresponding to the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device,
generate, during the surgery, real-time dynamically-changing composite image data by overlaying, based on the spatial tracking data, the intra-operative tomographic image data with the endoscopic image data, and
output in real time, during the surgery, the real-time dynamically-changing composite image data having the intra-operative tomographic image data overlain with the endoscopic image data to the display for output as a live stereoscopic AR view of an operating environment associated with the dynamically-changing surgical anatomy, wherein
the outputted real-time dynamically-changing composite image data is in the form of two tomographic-augmented video streams that produce the live stereoscopic AR view of the operating environment associated with the dynamically-changing surgical anatomy and the surgery,
the first sterilizable rigid mount is removably coupled to the endoscopic imaging device to be slidable from a distal end of the endoscopic imaging device toward a proximal end of the endoscopic imaging device in order to be at a first same predetermined position, the first sterilizable rigid mount surrounding a longitudinal axis of the endoscopic imaging device, the first tracking marker being attached to a side projection of the first sterilizable rigid mount at the first same predetermined position relative to the first sterilizable rigid mount and the endoscopic imaging device,
the second sterilizable rigid mount is removably coupled to the tomographic imaging device to be slidable from a distal end of the tomographic imaging device toward a proximal end of the tomographic imaging device in order to be at a second same predetermined position, the second sterilizable rigid mount surrounding a longitudinal axis of the tomographic imaging device, the second tracking marker being attached to a side projection of the second sterilizable rigid mount at the second same predetermined position relative to the second sterilizable rigid mount and the tomographic imaging device, and
the first tracking marker and the second tracking marker at the first same predetermined position and the second same predetermined position, respectively, are tracked using the spatial tracking performed by the tracking device without recalibrating the endoscopic imaging device and the tomographic imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,426,332

SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR PRELIMINARY DIAGNOSIS OF OCULAR DISEASES

Eyecare S.A., Santiago (...

1. A method for the preliminary diagnosis of ocular diseases, the method comprising:capturing a plurality of images of the eyes of an individual with a camera using a flash, wherein the plurality of images of the eyes have a same orientation;
estimating an amount of light contained in each image of the plurality of images of the eyes;
discarding one or more respective images of the eyes that contain no flash light, based on the estimated amount of light contained in each image of the plurality of images of the eyes, thereby obtaining a plurality of remaining images of the eyes;
at least one of cropping, aligning, and filtering respective images of the eyes of the plurality of remaining images of the eyes to provide a final corrected image of the eyes;
displaying said final corrected image of the eyes on a display screen;
calculating, from the final corrected image of the eyes, percentages of respective colors in a pupillary reflex of each eye, wherein the respective colors include red, white, orange and yellow colors; and
determining a first diagnosis of a first ocular disease for the individual based at least in part on the percentages of respective colors in the pupillary reflex of each eye as calculated from the final corrected image of the eyes.

US Pat. No. 10,426,327

FLUID FILTRATION, CLEANING, AND DEFOGGING DEVICE

Buffalo Filter LLC, Lanc...

1. An apparatus for aiding medical procedures, the apparatus comprising:(a) a housing defining a first opening, a second opening, and an interior;
(b) a first cleaning element maintained within the interior proximate to the first opening, the first cleaning element comprising at least one cleaning agent operable to remove extraneous debris from an object;
(c) a second cleaning element maintained within the interior proximate to the second opening, the second cleaning element comprising at least one cleaning material and at least one white reference material, the at least one cleaning material operable to remove debris from an object; and
(d) a conduit defining a passage from a first end of the housing to a second end of the housing, the conduit comprising at least one filter and at least one liquid trap, the conduit operable to allow a flow from the first end of the housing to the second end of the housing and to remove debris from the flow by at least one of the filter and the liquid trap.

US Pat. No. 10,426,326

FIBER OPTIC CORRECTION OF ASTIGMATISM

Canon U.S.A, Inc., Melvi...

1. An optical probe comprising:a sheath having a hollow interior for housing a light source; and
a waveguide for guiding a light created by the light source through the sheath,
wherein the waveguide has asymmetric optical power for reducing astigmatism of the light traveling through the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,426,317

MEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE AND MEDICAL OBSERVATION SYSTEM

Sony Olympus Medical Solu...

1. A medical signal processing device for receiving an image signal in accordance with a result of imaging inside of a subject and processing the image signal, the medical signal processing device comprising:signal processing circuitry configured to generate a first transmission image signal and a second transmission image from the image signal, wherein
the first transmission image signal includes a first distributed image signal obtained by distributing the image signal,
the second transmission image signal includes a second distributed image signal obtained by distributing the image signal and data of at least part of the first distributed image signal, and
the first transmission image signal is transmitted to an external medical control device through a first signal transmission path and the second transmission image signal is transmitted to the external medical control device through a second signal transmission path,
wherein the medical control device is configured to receive the first transmission image signal and the second transmission image signal,
wherein the medical control device includes:
processing circuitry configured to:
detect a signal transmission failure in the first signal transmission path, and
restore the first distributed image based on the data of at least part of the first distributed image signal included in the second transmission image signal.

US Pat. No. 10,426,313

DISHWASHER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A dishwasher comprising:a tub configured to accommodate an object;
a pair of main arms that extend in a first extension direction and that are configured to (i) rotate about a first axis inside the tub, (ii) receive incoming water from a water source, (iii) guide first water of the incoming water through a first flow path and second water of the incoming water through a second flow path, and (iv) spray the first water to the object;
a pair of auxiliary arms that extend in a second extension direction to define a predetermined angle with respect to the main arms, that are coupled to the main arms, and that are configured to (i) rotate about a second axis inside the tub and (ii) spray the second water to the object; and
a pair of auxiliary arm connectors that are disposed at the main arms, that are configured to couple to the auxiliary arms, and that are rotatable with the auxiliary arms, the auxiliary arm connectors including:
an auxiliary flow path guide that is configured to (i) change a water flow direction of the second water from the main arms to the auxiliary arms and (ii) control water pressure of the second water, and
a flow path formation rib that is disposed at an inner surface of the auxiliary flow path guide and that is configured to (i) divide the incoming water into the first water and the second water and (ii) control the water pressure of the second water based on a volume of the second water.

US Pat. No. 10,426,307

CLEANER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A cleaner comprising:a suction unit configured to guide air into the cleaner;
a dust separation unit comprising:
a first cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is suctioned into the cleaner through the suction unit; and
a second cyclone unit configured to separate dust from air that is discharged from the first cyclone unit;
a suction motor configured to drive a rotation of a rotary impeller via an impeller shaft to generate a suction force that suctions air into the cleaner through the suction unit;
a motor housing that is configured to house the suction motor;
a cleaner body that is configured to accommodate the motor housing, and that has a first opening that provides access to an interior of the cleaner;
a pre-filter that is configured to be inserted into the cleaner body through the first opening, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the second cyclone unit and before the air enters the motor housing; and
an exhaust filter unit that is configured to be coupled to the cleaner body to close the first opening of the cleaner body, and that is configured to filter air that is discharged from the suction motor, wherein in a state of being coupled to the cleaner body, the exhaust filter unit is configured to apply pressure to the pre-filter and maintain the pre-filter inserted in the cleaner body.

US Pat. No. 10,426,302

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end and a rear end, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air inlet conduit having an inlet conduit axis;
(b) a suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation;
(c) an air treatment member having a front end and a rear end and a central longitudinal axis extending between the front and rear ends; and,
(d) a handle provided at the rear end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle directly connected to a main body of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle having a hand grip portion and the inlet conduit axis is above the hand grip portion when the hand grip portion is oriented upwardly and forwardly and when the central longitudinal axis is oriented horizontally,
wherein the suction motor is positioned forward of the hand grip portion, and
wherein the air treatment member comprises a cyclone and the central longitudinal axis is a cyclone axis.

US Pat. No. 10,426,298

CAPPED RIM SYSTEM FOR A BATHTUB

KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (...

1. A bathtub comprising:a bathing well comprising an inner surface, a supporting structure, and a rim, the rim having a rim inner flange extending from the inner surface to an inner well wall and a rim outer flange extending from the inner well wall to the supporting structure, the rim defining an inner well between the rim inner flange, the inner well wall, and the rim outer flange;
a rim cap having a rim cap inner flange disposed over the rim inner flange and a rim cap outer flange disposed over the rim outer flange; and
an electronic component disposed in at least one of the inner well or the rim cap.

US Pat. No. 10,426,296

COFFEE GRINDER

VAN DEUCE PTY LTD, New S...

1. An apparatus for discharging ground coffee beans comprising:a first container for the retention of coffee beans therein, the first container having a first aperture arranged to receive coffee beans therethrough, and an opposing second aperture arranged to dispense coffee beans therethrough;
a conical burr grinder arranged to grind the coffee beans dispensed through the second aperture of the first container;
a motor arranged to drive the conical burr grinder, the motor being disposed within the first container and above the conical burr grinder, wherein the positioning of the motor within the first container is such that there is an evenly distributed weight of the coffee beans retained within the first container on the conical burr grinder;
a motor support portion disposed within and concentric with the first container, the motor support portion being arranged to support the motor directly above the conical burr grinder and to separate the motor from the coffee beans retained within the first container, wherein the motor is centrally positioned within the motor support, and wherein the motor, the motor support and the first container are coaxially aligned; and
the conical burr grinder configured to vertically discharge the ground coffee beans, wherein the motor, the motor support and the first container are axially spaced from the conical burr grinder; and
the apparatus further comprising a second container supported vertically below the conical burr grinder to receive the vertically discharged ground coffee beans from the conical burr grinder; and
the apparatus further comprising a motor shaft partially contained within the motor support and extending through a lower opening of the motor support into the first container.

US Pat. No. 10,426,289

BREWING MATERIAL HOLDER WITH A TOP WATER SPRAY

1. A brewing material holder, comprising:a base having an interior configured to hold brewing material, wherein the base is configured to be placed in a brewing chamber of a coffee maker and includes a recess configured to avoid a bottom puncture needle extending from a bottom of the brewing chamber; and
a removable lid attachable to and detachable from the base, wherein the lid includes:
a water inlet configured to receive an injection needle in fluid communication with a pressurized water supply of the coffee maker; and
a water-dispersing member including:
an injection needle chamber configured to provide space for the injection needle and limiting a release of water from the injection needle to directed sprays of water into the interior of the base;
a central vertical port in the injection needle chamber configured to provide a corresponding one of the directed sprays;
a disk-shaped circular chamber arranged in fluid communication with the injection needle chamber and disposed on a bottom surface of the lid, extending radially from the injection needle chamber above the interior of the base; and
a plurality of angularly spaced-apart second ports arranged in a floor of the circular chamber, spaced radially outward from the injection needle chamber about half the distance from an outer wall of the injection needle chamber to an outer rim of the circular chamber, and configured to provide a corresponding plurality of vertically downward directed sprays into the interior of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,426,287

CURTAIN ROD

ABO WINDOW FASHION CORP.,...

1. A curtain rod structure comprising:an inner tube, an outer tube, and a blocking unit disposed between the inner and outer tubes, an outer diameter of the inner tube being smaller than an inner diameter of the outer tube, and the inner tube slidably disposed in the outer tube;
wherein the blocking unit has a fixed sleeve, a spring, an axial rod and a packing cover, the fixed sleeve mounted at an open end of the inner tube and having a non-circular through aperture at a bottom end thereof, an end of the spring disposed in the fixed sleeve, the axial rod being a non-circular rod disposed through the through aperture of the fixed sleeve, an end of the axial rod provided with a tapered securing end for limiting movement out of the through aperture, another end of the axial rod provided with a blocking portion pushing against another end of the spring;
a tapered assembling portion disposed at an end of the blocking portion, a threaded section provided around the assembling portion; and
a tapered aperture having a threaded section is formed in the packing cover and configured for engaging with the assembling portion of the axial rod;
wherein the packing cover has at least one slot and a plurality of ribs configured for holding an inner surface of the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,426,286

INTERIOR DISPLAY HANGING ORNAMENT

Rich Vigil, Lakewood, CO...

1. An interior display hanging ornament, comprising: an ornament body having a mouth with an access port;the access port being large enough to allow a memento to be inserted therethrough and placed in an interior of the ornament body;
the ornament body being at least partially transparent so that an object placed in the interior thereof is visible to an outside observer;
a removably attached port cap attached over the access port and sealing off the interior, the port cap having a port cap lid, a port lip grip, a cap release actuator, a rear cap wall, a front cap wall, a first movement gap, and a second movement gap;
the port lip grip having a first port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over a port lip on a sidewall of the mouth, the first port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the cap release actuator having an upper portion and a lower portion and being attached to the port cap lid via a port cap lid hinge, where the cap release actuator releasably engages the port lip groove between the ornament body and the access port;
the cap release actuator having a second port lip groove engagement protrusion that fits over the port lip on the sidewall of the mouth, the second port lip groove engagement protrusion releasably engaging the port lip groove to secure the port cap on the ornament body;
the rear cap wall and front cap wall extending downwardly from the port cap lid and extending radially between the port lip grip and the cap release actuator respectively along a rear and front surface of the port cap;
the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap separating the cap release actuator respectively from the rear cap wall and the front cap wall; and
a dual hanger loop attached to the port cap and having an upper loop portion and a lower loop portion, the upper loop portion having a hole therethrough so that a hanging device can extend through the hole and suspend the interior display hanging ornament thereby, the lower loop portion having a hole therethrough;
wherein the first movement gap and the second movement gap in the port cap facilitate hinging of the cap release actuator on the port cap lid hinge such that the lower portion is drawn outwards from the port lip when the upper portion is pressed inwards towards the upper loop portion.

US Pat. No. 10,426,285

BELT HANGER, AND BELT HANGING STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

Yonosuke Miki, Hyogo (JP...

1. A belt hanger for supporting at least a locking pin of a pin-type belt that includes a single-pin buckle, the belt hanger comprising a support member capable of suspending and holding the pin-type belt by supporting the locking pin with the support member,wherein the support member comprises a first support portion capable of simultaneously supporting a plurality of portions of the locking pin that are separated in a length direction of the locking pin,
wherein the first support portion of the support member includes a flexible plate-shaped member having a length, a width, a first side, and an opposite second side, the plate-shaped member having at least two through holes arranged side-by-side in the direction of the length of the plate-shaped member, and
the first support portion being configured to support the plurality of portions of the locking pin in the length direction of the locking pin, when the locking pin is in a state of being inserted into a lower through hole out of the at least two through holes from the first side to the second side of the plate-shaped member, and then inserted into an upper through hole out of the at least two through holes from the second side to the first side of the plate-shaped member such that the locking pin is inserted through each of the at least two through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,426,275

ADJUSTABLE CHILD CARRIER

The Ergo Baby Carrier, In...

1. A child carrier comprising:a waist belt adapted for securing about a wearer's hips;
a main body coupled to the waist belt, the main body adapted to form a child carrying area in cooperation with a wearer's torso, the main body comprising:
a torso support portion configured for supporting at least of the torso of a child; and
an adjustable bucket seat configurable in a plurality of bucket seat configurations, each of the plurality of bucket seat configurations having a different a) bucket seat depth and b) bucket seat width and adapted to support a child in a corresponding size range in a spread squat position, the adjustable bucket seat comprising:
a seat center portion coupled to the waist belt and torso support portion;
thigh supports disposed on either side of the seat center portion the thigh supports adapted to pass under and support a child's thighs and cooperate with the seat center portion to form the bucket seat; and
a base width adjuster coupled to each thigh support, wherein the base width adjusters are configured for selective coupling to the waist belt at multiple locations to adjust a width of the main body at the waist belt.

US Pat. No. 10,426,234

MULTI-ANGLE MULTI-FUNCTION UMBRELLA

19. A space-saver umbrella, comprising:a first post-stabilizing foot;
a second post-stabilizing foot;
a mounting plate,
for mounting on said first post-stabilizing foot, said second post-stabilizing foot, a fence, a balcony, a bumper, a hitch, a tailgate, or a table by being bolted thereon;
a lower post,
said fence-balcony-bumper-and-hitch-mountable plate attached to said lower post;
an upper post;
at least one inner core
for being attached to said
mounting plate and inserted into and bolted to said lower post and said upper post;
a multi-canopy-lifting-arm intersector
attached to said upper post;
a multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector
slidably attached to said upper post;
a slidable multi-position handle
molded to said multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector;
a height-adjusting spring-loaded rocker
sandwiched within said slidable multi-position handle;
a handle-locking rocker pin
attached to said height-adjusting spring-loaded rocker;
a plurality of handle-locking post holes respectively
drilled into said upper post;
a foldable multi-canopy-supporting arm
pivotably bolted to said multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector;
a foldable multi-canopy-lifting arm
pivotably bolted to said multi-canopy-lifting-arm intersector and
said foldable multi-canopy-supporting arm;
a multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a multi-canopy-deploying rope
threaded through said multi-canopy-supporting-arm intersector, and
threaded through said multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a central-canopy intersector
attached to said multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a plurality of central-canopy-supporting ribs respectively
attached to said central-canopy intersector;
a plurality of central-canopy-rib-raising arms respectively
pivotably attached to said central-canopy-supporting ribs;
a central canopy
attached to said central-canopy-supporting ribs;
a ring-canopy-rib intersector
connected to said multi-canopy-hanging central tube;
a plurality of first ring-canopy-supporting ribs respectively
pivotably connected to said ring-canopy-rib intersector and
pivotably attached to said central-canopy-rib-raising arms;
a plurality of second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of third ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of first conjoined-double-coil caps respectively
slid on and pivotably connected to said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs and said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of first conjoined-double-coil axles respectively
riveted on said first conjoined-double-coil caps, said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs, and said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of first conjoined-double-coil springs respectively
springingly slid onto said first conjoined-double-coil axles;
a plurality of second conjoined-double-coil caps respectively
slid on and pivotably connected to said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs and said third ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of second conjoined-double-coil axles respectively
riveted on said second conjoined-double-coil caps, said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs, and said third ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
a plurality of second conjoined-double-coil springs respectively
springingly slid onto said second conjoined-double-coil axles;
a ring-canopy-arm intersector
slidably attached to said multi-canopy-hanging central tube,
said multi-canopy-deploying rope
attached to said ring-canopy-arm intersector;
a plurality of ring-canopy-rib-raising arms respectively
foldably attached to said ring-canopy-arm intersector;
a ring canopy
attached to said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs and said second ring-canopy-supporting ribs;
four pockets,
said ring canopy having a plurality of corners and a plurality of inner edges,
said four pockets respectively sewn to said corners of said ring canopy;
a plurality of canopy-size-adjusting flaps respectively
sewn to said inner edges of said ring canopy; and
a plurality of canopy-size-adjusting holes respectively
drilled into said first ring-canopy-supporting ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,426,202

SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DISPLACEMENT OF THE BODY

Recovery Force, LLC, Fis...

1. A garment for minimizing displacement of a part of a wearer's body, the garment comprising:a plurality of shape memory wires integrated into the garment, the plurality of wires arranged in relation to the part of the wearer's body experiencing displacement during physical activity of the wearer;
an accelerometer associated with the garment operable to generate data indicative of instantaneous accelerations of the wearer's body that can induce such displacement; and
a controller electrically connected to the plurality of shape memory wires and to the accelerometer, the controller including;
an electrical power supply for providing electrical power to the shape memory wires to cause a decrease in the length of the shape memory wires integrated into the garment to thereby tighten the garment about the part of the wearer's body, and
a processor operable to execute instructions for selectively providing electrical power to selected ones of the shape memory wires in response to data received from said accelerometer to thereby selectively tighten the garment about the part of the wearer's body.

US Pat. No. 10,426,200

AEROSOL DELIVERY DEVICE

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. A smoking article comprising:a control body comprising a plurality of electrical contacts and including one or more control components that actuate or regulate flow of an electrical current from an electrical power source, the control body having a substantially quadrilateral-shaped cross-section; and
a cartridge body comprising:
a base defining a connector end configured to engage the control body via press-fit engagement,
a mouth end opposing the base, the mouth end defining an opening of the cartridge body configured to receive suction,
a reservoir configured to hold an aerosol precursor composition, the reservoir defining a cavity extending therethrough from a first reservoir end to a second reservoir end, wherein the first reservoir end is positioned proximate the base and the second reservoir end is positioned proximate the opening of the mouth end, and
an atomizer comprising:
a liquid transport element extending between a first liquid transport element end and a second liquid transport element end,
a heating element extending at least partially about the liquid transport element at a position between the first liquid transport element end and the second liquid transport element end, and
a plurality of heater terminals extending from the heating element through the base defining the connector end so as to be exposed about connecting ends for direct contact with the plurality of electrical contacts of the control body;
wherein the liquid transport element is configured to transport the aerosol precursor composition to the heating element from the reservoir for aerosolization thereof upon suction applied to the opening of the mouth end;
wherein the one or more control components are configured to regulate flow of the electrical current based on a resistance associated with the heating element; and
wherein when the connector end of the base is brought into press-fit engagement with the control body, the electrical contacts of the control body engage the contact surfaces of the base so as to electrically couple the heating element with the electrical power source.

US Pat. No. 10,426,191

SMOKING ARTICLE INCLUDING FLAVOUR GRANULES HAVING PERMEABLE OUTER LAYER

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A method for the production of a flavour granule for a smoking article, the method comprising the steps of:forming an inner core by compaction of particles of herbaceous plant material;
providing a coating suspension comprising between 20 percent and 30 percent by weight of coloured binder particles comprising at least one colourant and at least one polymeric binder in a solvent;
applying the coating suspension to an outer surface of the inner core to form an outer layer, wherein the coating suspension is applied to the inner core within a coating system and wherein within that coating system the vapour pressure of the solvent is greater than 5 kPa; and
drying the outer layer to evaporate the solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,426,187

CONTAINER SEALING DEVICE FOR HIGH-PRESSURE CHAMBER

UHDE HIGH PRESSURE TECHNO...

1. A device for high-pressure treatment of goods, the device comprising:a pressure vessel defining a high-pressure chamber therewithin;
a holding frame configured to hold the high-pressure chamber during an application of high pressure;
at least one end-side closure with a closure plug configured to seal the high-pressure chamber;
at least one hydraulic drive configured to move the closure plug into the chamber, the at least one hydraulic drive including a hydraulic cylinder with a hydraulic piston;
a support device that is removably positionable between the pressure vessel and the holding frame, wherein during the application of high pressure the support device transmits force between the at least one end-side closure and the holding frame;
a force transmission device in the form of a semicircular disk that absorbs axial forces applied to the at least one end-side closure by the application of high pressure; and
a pump that performs the application of high pressure to the high-pressure chamber when the hydraulic piston is inactive and when the support device is removably positioned between the closure plug and the force transmission device,
wherein the side of the force transmission device facing the high-pressure chamber includes a receptacle configured to accommodate the hydraulic cylinder with the hydraulic piston that is configured to act on the closure plug,
wherein the receptacle is aligned with an axis of the pressure vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,426,185

TASTE SUBSTANCE-SUPPLYING ARTICLE

KEIO UNVERSITY, Tokyo (J...

1. A taste substance-supplying device, comprising:a seasoning, an amount of which is substantially smaller than an amount that is normally desired;
a taste-releasing part configured to retain the seasoning and to release the seasoning; and
a fixing part, formed with an adhesive, and configured to fix the taste-releasing part in an oral cavity so that the taste-releasing part can be in contact with at least a portion of taste receptors located within the oral cavity,
wherein the taste-releasing part directly supplies the seasoning to the taste receptors.

US Pat. No. 10,426,090

FORAGE HARVESTER MATERIAL APPLICATOR SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Great Lakes Forage System...

1. A method of using an agricultural forage treatment applicator system to deliver a granular treatment material to forage during harvesting, the method comprising:harvesting forage from a field with a motorized forage harvester as the harvester moves in the field under power provided by a motor of the motorized forage harvester;
providing a vacuum and conveying harvested forage through a chute, the motorized forage harvester having an operator cab, within which an operator is located, disposed above the chute;
providing a bin mounted on the motorized forage harvester;
rotating a helical auger having a shaft rotatably mounted in a bottom of the bin to convey a granular treatment material in the bin toward an exit opening defined by the bin;
transferring the granular treatment material to a tube;
moving the granular treatment material through the tube with the vacuum toward a harvested forage moving in the chute so that the granular treatment material mixes with the harvested forage;
sensing with a sensor a rotation of the shaft as the shaft rotates to generate a first signal;
providing a controller in the operator cab, the controller including a manually adjustable actuator, the controller in communication with the sensor;
displaying a first indicia to the operator in the operator cab representative of a first RPM associated with the first signal;
displaying a second indicia to the operator in the operator cab representative of a measured harvested forage rate of forage material harvested by the motorized forage harvester;
adjusting the actuator of the controller to selectively change the first RPM to a second RPM so that the auger applies an amount of the granular treatment material to the harvested forage based on the second indicia representative of the measured harvested forage rate displayed inside the cab to the operator.
US Pat. No. 10,426,822

CANCER VACCINE COMPOSITION

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE O...

1. A method of cancer treatment, comprising administering to an HLA-A*0206-positive person a composition comprising at least one of a modified peptide of the WT1187 peptide: Ser Leu Gly Glu Gln Gln Tyr Ser Val (SEQ ID NO: 2) or a modified peptide of the WT1126 peptide: Arg Met Phe Pro Asn Ala Pro Tyr Leu (SEQ ID NO: 3), wherein the modified peptide is a peptide comprising the amino acid residues at position 4 to 8 from the N terminus of the WT1187 or WT1126peptide and is immunogenic in HLA-A*0206-positive persons.
US Pat. No. 10,426,825

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND THERAPIES FOR ADMINISTERING ANTIGEN PEPTIDE

Kenichiro Hasumi, Tokyo ...

1. A composition to reduce inflammation in a patient with a Propionibacterium acnes infection, comprising:a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3; and
a TNF inhibitor.
US Pat. No. 10,431,439

TANTALUM SPUTTERING TARGET

1. A disk-shaped tantalum sputtering target having a recrystallized structure and a diameter of 450 mm? and containing niobium and tungsten as essential components each in an amount of 1 massppm or more and 5 massppm or less, and having a purity of 99.9999% or higher excluding niobium, tungsten and gas components, wherein an average crystal grain size of the tantalum sputtering target is 50 ?m or more and 150 ?m or less, variation of the crystal grain size is 20% or less, and variation of contents of the niobium and tungsten in the tantalum sputtering target is 30% or less, and wherein the variation of the crystal grain size is defined as a percentage determined by measuring the crystal grain size of the tantalum sputtering target at a total of 9 points, including a center point of the target, four points at half radius of the target, and four points adjacent an outer periphery of the target, and by calculating a variation thereof with a formula of ((maximum value?minimum value)/(maximum value+minimum value))×100.
US Pat. No. 10,429,392

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER

BIONTECH RNA PHARMACEUTIC...

1. A method for diagnosis, detection or monitoring of a glioblastoma characterized by expression of a tumor antigen, the method comprising the detection of and/or determination of the quantity of one or more parameters selected from the group consisting of:(i) a nucleic acid which codes for said tumor antigen or a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(ii) a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(iii) an antibody which binds to a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen,
(iv) a T cell that recognizes a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen or of a tumor antigen peptide derived from said tumor antigen, and
(v) a cell which presents a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of said tumor antigen peptide derived from a tumor antigen,
in a biological sample isolated from a patient,
wherein said tumor antigen comprises an amino acid sequence encoded by a nucleic acid which comprises the nucleic acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1 or 2 of the sequence listing and said tumor antigen peptide comprises an amino acid sequence corresponding to the amino acid sequence of a fragment of said tumor antigen, wherein said tumor antigen peptide comprises at least 6 consecutive amino acids of said tumor antigen, wherein the presence of the nucleic acid, peptide, antibody, T cell, or cell in the biological sample or an increased quantity of the nucleic acid, peptide, antibody, T cell, or cell in the biological sample compared to a reference level is indicative of glioblastoma.
US Pat. No. 10,428,385

PROGNOSTIC METHOD FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PROSTATE CANCER

PHADIA AB, Uppsala (SE)

1. A method for determining PCa markers in an individual, comprising the steps of:(i) Providing at least one biological sample from said individual;
(ii) Contacting the biological sample with an assay device comprising a solid phase having immobilised thereon a first category of ligands which bind specifically to at least 80 SNPs related to PCa (SNPpc), the first category of ligands including a plurality of different ligands binding specifically to each of said SNPpc, wherein
(a) the at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of 657de15, rs10086908, rs1016343, rs10187424, rs1041449, rs10486567, rs1054564, rs10875943, rs10896449, rs10934853, rs10993994, rs11067228, rs11135910, rs11228565, rs11568818, rs11649743, rs11650494, rs11672691, rs11704416, rs12130132, rs12409639, rs12418451, rs12500426, rs12543663, rs12621278, rs12653946, rs1270884, rs130067, rs13252298, rs13385191, rs1354774, rs1363120, rs137853007, rs138213197, rs1447295, rs1465618, rs1512268, rs1571801, rs16901979, rs16902094, rs17021918, rs17632542, rs17879961, rs1859962, rs1894292, rs1933488, rs1983891, rs2018334, rs2121875, rs2242652, rs2273669, rs2292884, rs2405942, rs2660753, rs2735839, rs2736098, rs2928679, rs3213764, rs339331, rs3771570, rs3850699, rs3863641, rs401681, rs4245739, rs4430796, rs445114, rs4643253, rs4857841, rs4962416, rs5759167, rs5919432, rs5945619, rs6062509, rs620861, rs6465657, rs6763931, rs684232, rs6869841, rs6983267, rs6983561, rs7127900, rs7210100, rs721048, rs7241993, rs7611694, rs7679673, rs7931342, rs8008270, rs8102476, rs888663, rs902774, rs9364554, rs9600079, and rs9623117; or
(b) the at least 80 SNPpc are selected from the group consisting of rs582598, rs439378, rs2207790, rs1046011, rs10458360, rs7525167, rs10489871, rs7529518, rs4245739, rs4512641, rs10178804, rs11900952, rs1873555, rs10191478, rs6755901, rs6545962, rs721048, rs2710647, rs12612891, rs2028900, rs1009, rs12233245, rs6760417, rs10496470, rs10199796, rs12475433, rs16860513, rs12151618, rs3765065, rs13017302, rs12988652, rs871688, rs749264, rs3771570, rs4346531, rs6770955, rs12637074, rs2660753, rs13319878, rs6437715, rs2162185, rs1515542, rs2270785, rs9830294, rs1439024, rs6762443, rs888507, rs6794467, rs12490248, rs1477886, rs4833103, rs3796547, rs17779822, rs2366711, rs16849146, rs1894292, rs12640320, rs3805284, rs12500426, rs4699312, rs17021918, rs7679673, rs2047408, rs2647262, rs12506850, rs7658048, rs2078277, rs12505546, rs13113975, rs4246742, rs2736098, rs401681, rs11134144, rs10060513, rs40485, rs2087724, rs1482679, rs16901841, rs1295683, rs2070874, rs7752029, rs2018334, rs9358913, rs1140809, rs409558, rs3096702, rs9267911, rs2025645, rs9359428, rs6569371, rs2813532, rs1933488, rs712242, rs6934898, rs9456490, rs651164, rs3120137, rs9364554, rs9457937, rs10486562, rs10807843, rs7801918, rs6962297, rs2465796, rs6957416, rs7777631, rs2272316, rs6961773, rs2132276, rs13265330, rs16887736, rs2911756, rs2272668, rs2339654, rs1380862, rs9297746, rs12543663, rs10086908, rs16901922, rs1016343, rs17832285, rs16901979, rs4871779, rs10107982, rs16902094, rs620861, rs17467139, rs6983267, rs9297756, rs10094059, rs7818556, rs1992833, rs986472, rs12552397, rs4273907, rs4237185, rs753032, rs11253002, rs2386841, rs10795841, rs10508422, rs7075945, rs10508678, rs539357, rs10826398, rs3818714, rs7090755, rs10993994, rs4382847, rs1891158, rs10887926, rs10788160, rs6579002, rs10832514, rs7358335, rs1944047, rs3019779, rs10896437, rs12793759, rs7106762, rs7102758, rs2449600, rs585197, rs2509867, rs11568818, rs7125415, rs11601037, rs11222496, rs4570588, rs6489721, rs3213764, rs17395631, rs4423250, rs11168936, rs10875943, rs3759129, rs902774, rs1827611, rs4760442, rs11610799, rs6539333, rs11067228, rs7485441, rs6489794, rs4119478, rs17070292, rs2293710, rs17256058, rs1950198, rs2331780, rs7141529, rs12880777, rs17123359, rs785437, rs524908, rs12903579, rs7178085, rs7164364, rs896615, rs11634741, rs9972541, rs12594014, rs11631109, rs1558902, rs8044335, rs2738571, rs885479, rs385894, rs684232, rs4925094, rs17138478, rs11649743, rs2107131, rs7213769, rs12946864, rs306801, rs138213197, rs1863610, rs17224342, rs9911515, rs12947919, rs966304, rs17744022, rs7234917, rs1943821, rs2227270, rs1363120, rs888663, rs1227732, rs1054564, rs4806120, rs11672691, rs758643, rs3745233, rs6509345, rs2659051, rs2735839, rs1354774, rs2691274, rs6090461, rs2297434, rs6062509, rs2315654, rs2823118, rs2838053, rs398146, rs16988279, rs2269640, rs4822763, rs132774, rs747745, rs5978944, rs6530238, rs5934705, rs5935063, rs4830488, rs17318620, rs5945619, rs5945637, rs11091768, rs2473057, rs5918762, rs4844228, rs6625760 and rs17324573;
(iii) In said biological sample, measuring a presence or absence of each of the at least 80 SNPpc binding the ligands in the first category; and
(iv) Combining measurement data of the at least 80 SNPpc binding ligands from said first category of ligands from step (iii) according to a first predetermined equation to form a SNPpc composite value, wherein the combination according to the first predetermined equation allows omission of measurement data of a subset of at least about 10% of the SNPpc of the SNPpc category when forming the SNPpc composite value.
US Pat. No. 10,427,109

COMPOSITE SEMIPERMEABLE MEMBRANE AND PRODUCTION THEREOF

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A composite semipermeable membrane comprising:a substrate;
a porous supporting layer formed on the substrate; and
a separation functional layer formed on the porous supporting layer, the separation functional layer having a rear surface facing the porous supporting layer and a front surface on an opposite side,
wherein the separation functional layer contains crosslinked wholly aromatic polyamide as a main component and contains carboxy groups,
a ratio of (molar equivalent of the carboxy groups)/(molar equivalent of amide groups) in functional groups contained in the separation functional layer crosslinked wholly aromatic polyamide is 0.40 or more and 0.60 or less, wherein the ratio is obtained using 13C solid-state NMR measurement according to the CP/MAS method and the DD/MAS method, wherein from the obtained spectra, for each peak derived from a carbon atom to which each functional group is bonded, peak division is performed and the amount of the functional group is quantified from the area of the divided peak,
an average ratio of oxygen atoms/nitrogen atoms in front and rear surfaces of the separation functional layer is 0.80 or more and 0.95 or less, wherein the average ratio is obtained by using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis,
the separation functional layer is coated with a hydrophilic polymer, and
the separation functional layer contains phenolic hydroxyl groups such that a ratio of (molar equivalent of the phenolic hydroxyl groups)/(molar equivalent of the amide groups) is 0.10 or less, wherein the ratio is obtained using 13C solid-state NMR measurement according to the CP/MAS method and the DD/MAS method, wherein from the obtained spectra, for each peak derived from a carbon atom to which each functional group is bonded, peak division is performed and the amount of the functional group is quantified from the area of the divided peak.
US Pat. No. 10,428,390

METHOD FOR DETECTING METHYLATION OF COLORECTAL CANCER SPECIFIC METHYLATION MARKER GENE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER DIAGNOSIS

GENOMICTREE, INC., Daeje...

1. A method for detecting CpG methylation of GPM6A (glycoprotein M6A) gene, the method comprising the steps of:(a) isolating genomic DNA from a clinical sample;
(b) treating the genomic DNA or a fragment thereof with bisulfite;
(c) amplifying a methylated CpG of GPM6A gene in the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA or fragment thereof from step (b) by using primer pair comprising:
a primer comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 25, and a primer comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57 or 59 to amplify a methylated CpG of the bisulfite-treated GPM6A gene; and
(d) determining whether the CpG of GPM6A was methylated based on whether the DNA was amplified in step (c).
US Pat. No. 10,428,142

MULTIPARTITE SIGNALING PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF

bluebird bio, Inc., Camb...

1. An isolated non-natural cell comprising:(a) a first nucleic acid molecule encoding a first fusion protein comprising a first multimerization domain comprising an FRB T2098L polypeptide, a CD8a transmembrane domain, a costimulatory domain of 4-1BB, and an actuator domain of CD3, wherein the first multimerization domain localizes extracellularly when the first fusion protein is expressed; and
(b) a second nucleic acid molecule encoding a second fusion protein comprising a binding domain comprising a single chain antibody variable region (scFv) specific for CD19 or B cell maturation antigen (BCMA), a second multimerization domain comprising an FKBP12 polypeptide, and a CD4, a CD154 or a CD71 transmembrane domain, wherein the second multimerization domain localizes extracellularly when the first fusion protein is expressed;
wherein the first fusion protein and the second fusion protein are each expressed as separate fusion proteins and form a polypeptide complex on the non-natural cell surface in the presence of a bridging factor, rapalog AP21967; and
wherein the bridging factor is associated with and disposed between the first and second multimerization domains.
US Pat. No. 10,426,866

TERNARY MIXTURE FOR A BONE CEMENT AND METHOD FOR ITS REALISATION

TECRES S.P.A., Sommacamp...

1. A composition for an acrylic bone cement for surgical or orthopedic use, wherein said composition comprises a solid phase comprising:a ternary mixture having the following composition: a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) homopolymer, a methyl methacrylate-styrene (MMA-styrene) copolymer and a methyl methacrylate-methyl acrylate (MMA-MA) copolymer, and
a liquid phase comprising at least one acrylic monomer,
further comprising at least one viscosizing polymer, wherein said at least one viscosizing polymer is soluble in said liquid phase and wherein said at least one viscosizing polymer has smaller particles than the particles making said ternary mixture,
wherein said at least one viscosizing polymer comprises at least one of the components of said ternary mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,428,150

ANTI-SORTILIN ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Alector LLC, South San F...

1. An isolated anti-Sortilin antibody that binds to human Sortilin, wherein the anti-Sortilin antibody decreases cellular levels of Sortilin and increases extracellular levels of Progranulin, wherein the anti-Sortilin antibody comprises a light chain variable domain and a heavy chain variable domain, wherein the light chain variable domain comprises: an HVR-L1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9, an HVR-L2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 29, and an HVR-L3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 55, and wherein the heavy chain variable domain comprises: an HVR-H1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 129, an HVR-H2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 155, and an HVR-H3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 190.
US Pat. No. 10,426,120

MAIZE HYBRID X80M877

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed of hybrid maize variety X80M877, representative seed produced by crossing a first plant of variety PH4358 with a second plant of variety PH42RF, wherein representative seed of the varieties PH4358 and PH42RF have been deposited under ATCC Accession Numbers PTA-124774 and PTA-124807, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,426,123

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 216259450112

SGI GENETICS, INC., St. ...

1. A seed of soybean cultivar 216259450112, wherein a sample of seed of soybean cultivar 216259450112 is deposited under NCIMB No. 43421.
US Pat. No. 10,428,175

TOUGHENING OF EPOXY THERMOSETS

Drexel University, Phila...

18. A composite as claimed in claim 16 comprising one or more additives selected from colorants, pigments, carbon black, impact modifiers, antioxidants, stabilizers, flame retardants, reheating aids, crystallization aids, oxygen scavengers, plasticizers, flexibilizers, nucleating agents, foaming agents, and mold release agents.
US Pat. No. 10,428,186

MULTI-COMPONENT PARTICLES COMPRISING INORGANIC NANOPARTICLES DISTRIBUTED IN AN ORGANIC MATRIX AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

SICPA HOLDING SA, Prilly...

1. A process for making multi-component particles comprising inorganic nanoparticles distributed in an organic matrix, the process comprising the steps of:(a) generating an aerosol comprising droplets, wherein the droplets comprise a liquid vehicle, an inorganic nanoparticle precursor and an organic matrix precursor; and
(b) removing at least a portion of the liquid vehicle from the droplets under conditions effective to convert at least a portion of the organic matrix precursor to the organic matrix and to convert at least a portion of the inorganic nanoparticle precursor to the inorganic nanoparticles distributed in the organic matrix.
US Pat. No. 10,428,462

RELEASE PRODUCT

UPM SPECIALTY PAPERS OY, ...

1. A release product for self-adhesive labels, consisting of:a glassine paper comprising a first side and a second side,
a silicone coating applied only on the first side of the glassine paper, and
a coating layer which has been applied directly on only the second side of the glassine paper, the coating layer comprising porous silica particles, a cross-linking agent and a binder,
wherein the release product is structured to be removable from a self-adhesive label, and
wherein the porous silica particles have an average diameter of 0.3 to 10 ?m, a surface area of at least 300 m2/g and a bulk density of at least 0.15 g/cm3.
US Pat. No. 10,426,159

HIGHLY EFFICIENT ENHANCERS FOR ANTIFREEZE PROTEIN ACTIVITY

The Trustees of Californi...

1. A process for increasing the thermal hysteresis of an antifreeze protein, comprising:selecting (i) an antifreeze protein from the group consisting of polypeptides or proteins having at least the following partial amino acid sequence of DAFP-1 (SEQ ID NO: 2):
QCTGG SDCRS CTVSC TDCQN CPNAR TACTR SSNCI NALTC TDSYD CHNAE TCTRS TNCYK AKTCT GSTNC YEATA CTDST GCP,
and polypeptides or proteins having an amino acid sequence that differs from the above partial amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, but that exhibits more than 60% homology with the above partial amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and contains at least one arginine residue, wherein said antifreeze protein has a baseline thermal hysteresis, and (ii) an enhancer selected from the group consisting of: NADH, NAD, TNAD, PAAD, CoA, FAD, NADP, NADPH, fragments and analogs thereof having a formula:
(nitrogenous base-R1)l-(carbohydrate moiety-R2 and/or R3)m-(phosphate)n-(carbohydrate moiety-R2 and/or R3)o-(nitrogenous base-R4)p and salts and hydrates thereof, where the nitrogenous base and the carbohydrate moiety are among those found in NADH, NAD, TNAD, PAAD, CoA, FAD, NADP and NADPH, 1=0 or 1, m=0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, n=0, 1, 2 or 3, o=0, 1, 2, 3 or 4, p=0 or 1, at least one of m, n and o is at least 1, m+o is not greater than 4, and no more than three of l, m, n, o, and p may be 0, where R1=H, COOH, CONH2, COOCH3, COOC2H5, COOC3H7, CONHCH3, CON(CH3)2, CSNH2, NH2, NHCH3, N(CH3)2, COH, F, Cl, Br, I, OH, OCH3, or OC2H5, R2=H or PO3H, R3=H or PO3H, R4 is H, COOH, CONH2, COOCH3, COOC2H5, COOC3H7, CONHCH3, CON(CH3)2, CSNH2, NH2, NHCH3, N(CH3)2, COH, F, Cl, Br, I, OH, OCH3, or OC2H5, and when n is 0, at least one R2 and/or R3=PO3H; andcontacting said antifreeze protein with an amount of said enhancer in an aqueous solution to form a combination, wherein the combination has a thermal hysteresis activity level of at least double said baseline thermal hysteresis.
US Pat. No. 10,426,161

SOLID ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS WITH ENHANCED SOLUBILITY

Biosyn Inc, Littleton, C...

15. The antimicrobial composition in unit dose form of claim 14, further comprising an oxidizer encapsulated by the water-soluble packaging, wherein the oxidizer is encapsulated separately from the at least one antimicrobial quaternary ammonium compound and the water-soluble spacer compound.
US Pat. No. 10,428,212

POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. An interlayer comprising:a first resin layer comprising a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a first plasticizer;
a second resin layer adjacent to said first resin layer, wherein said second resin layer comprises a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a second plasticizer; and
a solid refractive index (RI) additive wherein said solid RI additive is a physical RI additive selected from polyadipates, polystyrene having a molecular weight of less than 2500, epoxides, phthalic acid esters, benzoic acid esters, and combinations thereof, or said solid RI additive is an aromatic reactive RI additive;
wherein said solid RI additive is present in at least one of said first and said second resin layers in an amount of at least 1 part per hundred parts (phr) of resin.
US Pat. No. 10,426,172

MIXTURES OF SABADILLA ALKALOIDS AND BACILLUS THURINGIENSISAND USES THEREOF

MCLAUGHLIN GORMLEY KING C...

1. A pesticidal mixture comprising an effective amount of sabadilla alkaloids and Bacillus thuringiensis wherein Bacillus thuringiensis consists of a subspecies selected from the group consisting of Bacillus thuringiensis aizawai, Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki and combinations thereof and wherein the ratio of sabadilla alkaloids to Bacillus thuringiensis is from about 1:1 to about 1:100.
US Pat. No. 10,427,971

ULTRAVIOLET-ABSORBING GLASS ARTICLE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. An ultraviolet absorbing glass article comprising, in terms of % by mass based on oxides:SiO2 66 to 75%,
Na2O 10 to 20%,
CaO 5 to 15%,
MgO 0 to 6%,
Al2O3 0 to 5%,
K2O 0 to 5%,
total iron (t-Fe2O3) as represented by Fe2O3 0.8% or more and less than 2.4%,
Cr2O3 0 to 0.01%,
CoO 0.02 to 0.04%,
Se 0.0005 to 0.0045%, and
TiO2 more than 0% and 1% or less,
a Redox, which is (an content of divalent iron (Fe2+) in terms of Fe2O3)/(a total content of divalent iron (Fe2+) in terms of Fe2O3 and trivalent iron (Fe2+) in terms of Fe2O3), being 20% or more and 30% or less,
the Redox, and the contents of t-Fe2O3 and TiO2 satisfying expression (1),
the contents of t-Fe2O3, Cr2O3, CoO, and Se satisfying expression (2),
the ultraviolet absorbing glass article having:
an ultraviolet transmittance (TUV) (ISO 9050:2003) at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 2% or less,
a visible light transmittance (TVA) (JIS R 3106 (1998)) measured by using a standard illuminant A at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 12% or more and 25% or less,
a solar radiation transmittance (TE) (JIS R 3106 (1998)) at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 22% or less, and
an excitation purity (Pe) measured by using a standard illuminant C at a sheet thickness of 3.5 mm being 10% or less:
1.77×(1?Redox/100)×(t-Fe2O3)+0.48×(TiO2)?1.73  (1), and
5.0?(t-Fe2O3)+10×(Cr2O3)+90×(CoO)+1100×(Se)?8  (2).
US Pat. No. 10,431,817

ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. An electrode material for a lithium-ion secondary battery comprising:an inorganic particle represented by General Formula LiFexMn1-x-yMyPO4 (0.02?x?1.0, 0?y·0.14, here, M represents at least one element selected from Mg, Ca, Co, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zn, B, Al, Ga, In, Si, Ge, and rare earth elements); and
a carbonaceous film that coats a surface of the inorganic particle,
wherein an amount of carbon is 0.8% by mass or more and 2.5% by mass or less, and
the carbonaceous film having a volume of micropores in a micropore diameter range of 2 nm or more and 200 nm or less is 3×10?2 cm3/g or more and 3×10?1 cm3/g or less.
US Pat. No. 10,427,977

FIRE RESISTANT GEOPOLYMER FOAM

Alsitek Limited, Peterbo...

1. A kit of parts for preparing a foamed geopolymer for use as a fire-resistant sealant material, comprising:(i) a container holding a dry mixture of components suitable for preparing a foamed geopolymer including a blowing agent; and
(ii) a container holding an aqueous alkaline liquid mixture of components suitable for preparing a geopolymer, wherein:
(a) container (i) contains a dry mixture comprising:
20-30% by weight of a metakaolin;
20-30% by weight of a muscovite mica; and
0.1-5% by weight of a blowing agent; and
(b) container (ii) contains an aqueous liquid mixture comprising an alkali metal silicate and an alkali metal hydroxide present in a ratio of 1:2 to 25:1 by weight relative to each other,
wherein the aqueous liquid mixture is present in container (ii) in an amount 5 to a total of 100% by weight with reference to the dry mixture contents of container (i).
US Pat. No. 10,428,233

WATER-BASED INK SET FOR INK-JET PRINTING

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A water-based ink set for ink-jet recording, wherein the water-based ink set comprises:a water-based yellow ink containing a yellow pigment, a resin dispersant, and water;
a water-based magenta ink containing a magenta pigment, a resin dispersant, and water;
a water-based cyan ink containing a cyan pigment, a resin dispersant, and water;
a water-based black ink containing self-dispersible carbon black and water,
wherein the self-dispersible carbon black has an average particle size of 120 to 170 nm, and
the water-based color ink selected from the group consisting of the water-based yellow ink, the water-based magenta ink, and the water-based cyan ink which contains a color pigment of which average particle size is largest among the yellow pigment, the magenta pigment, and the cyan pigment, further contains a dye, and the remaining two water-based color inks contain no dye.
US Pat. No. 10,427,978

COATED BUILDING PANELS AND ARTICLES CONTAINING CALCIUM SULFATE HEMIHYDRATE

UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMP...

1. A coated interior panel comprising:a building panel comprising one of the group consisting of gypsum panels, cement panels, panels having both gypsum and cement and mixtures thereof; and
a primer coating on the panel surface obtained by applying to the panel surface a coating having a thickness of about 5 to about 20 mil when said coating is wet, said coating comprising:
10-40% by weight of a latex emulsion binder having a molecular weight greater than 10,000 Daltons;
30-80% by weight calcium sulfate hemihydrate;
less than 8% by weight of a dual set inhibiting agent, wherein the dual set inhibiting agent consists of a first set inhibiting agent and a second set inhibiting agent, and wherein
the first set inhibiting agent is a compound of 0.1% or more by weight selected from the group consisting of tetrasodium pyrophosphate, tetrapotassium pyrophosphate, aminotri(methylene-phosphonic acid), diethylenetriamine penta (methylene phosphonic acid) trisodium salt, hexamethylene diamine tetra(methylene phosphonic acid) and mixtures thereof; and
the second set inhibiting agent is a polymer of 0.05% or more by weight and having a molecular weight from 2,000 Daltons to 6,000 Daltons and selected from the group consisting of a polymer made from a monomer selected from the group consisting of vinyl acrylates, vinyl acetates, vinyl chlorides, ethylenes, styrenes, substituted styrenes and mixtures thereof; and
10-40% by weight water; and
wherein said coating does not comprise a set accelerator.
US Pat. No. 10,426,446

STRAW FOR THE PRESERVATION OF A PREDETERMINED DOSE OF LIQUID-BASED SUBSTANCE, IN PARTICULAR PURE OR DILUTED ANIMAL SEMEN; AND SET COMPRISING IT

IMV TECHNOLOGIES, Saint ...

1. A set comprising:a straw for the preservation of a predetermined dose of liquid-based substance, comprising a tube, a gas-permeable liquid-tight stopper, which stopper is disposed in the tube in the neighborhood of one end, which tube and which stopper are configured for the stopper to be able to slide in the tube towards another end, and an indicator component configured to emit, at least when the straw is in the filled state, light of which the spectrum comprises at least one peak each having a respective crest of predetermined wavelength; and
a detector for recognition of said straw, wherein said detector is configured for detecting absence or presence of said at least one peak in the light spectrum emitted by said indicator component;
said detector being part of a straw filler comprising a processor connected to said detector and configured to emit a stop signal for said straw filler in case said detector detects a straw in which there is absence of said at least one peak in said spectrum of the light emitted by said indicator component.
US Pat. No. 10,427,986

ANTIMICROBIAL GLAZE AND PORCELAIN ENAMEL VIA DOUBLE LAYER GLAZE WITH HIGH ZINC CONTENT

Ideal Standard Internatio...

1. A multilayer antimicrobial glaze/enamel, comprising:a base glaze layer, wherein the base glaze layer comprises less than about 8.0 percent by weight ZnO; and
a top glaze layer, wherein the top glaze layer comprises about 8.0 percent by weight to about 35.0 percent by weight ZnO,
wherein the base glaze layer is between about 300 ?m and 1000 ?m in thickness;
wherein the top glaze layer is between about 25 ?m and 250 ?m in thickness;
wherein relative thicknesses and concentrations of the top glaze layer and base glaze layer are such that a total concentration of the multilayer antimicrobial glaze/enamel is less than about 5.0 percent by weight ZnO; and
wherein the multilayer antimicrobial glaze/enamel is substantially free of surface defects.
US Pat. No. 10,428,246

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An adhesive composition, comprising:3-10 parts by weight of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), wherein the polyvinylidene fluoride comprises two polyvinylidene fluorides with different weight average molecular weights ranging from 20000 to 3000000, and at least one of the polyvinylidene fluorides has a carboxyl group;
0.1-0.5 parts by weight of polyvinyl butyral (PVB); and
0.1-3 parts by weight of a conductive powder.
US Pat. No. 10,429,277

MAGNETIC NEEDLE SEPARATION AND OPTICAL MONITORING

Imagion Biosystems, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus for the separation of magnetic particles from a suspension, comprising:(a) a magnetic needle configured to attract magnetic particles;
(b) a light measurement system, comprising a light source configured to produce light at a first wavelength and a light detector configured to detect light at the first wavelength, configured to provide an optical path through the suspension from the light source to the light detector;
(c) a control system, configured to control the apparatus responsive to the visible light measurement system.
US Pat. No. 10,428,005

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACETIC ACID

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing acetic acid, comprising:carbonylating methanol with carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst system containing a metal catalyst and methyl iodide, as well as acetic acid, methyl acetate, and water in a reaction vessel to produce acetic acid;
evaporating a reaction mixture obtained by the carbonylation to separate into a vapor stream and a residual liquid stream in an evaporator;
removing a lower boiling point component to separate the vapor stream by a first distillation column into a first overhead stream rich in at least one lower boiling point component selected from methyl iodide and acetaldehyde, and a first acetic acid stream rich in acetic acid, and condensing and separating the first overhead stream to obtain an aqueous phase and an organic phase;
dehydrating the first acetic acid stream by a second distillation column to separate into a second overhead stream rich in water and a second acetic acid stream more enriched with acetic acid than the first acetic acid stream;
recycling at least a portion of the aqueous phase and/or organic phase in the first overhead stream to a reaction vessel; and
separating and removing crotonaldehyde by treating at least another portion of the aqueous phase and/or organic phase by a distillation column;
wherein a potassium permanganate test value of the second acetic acid stream is more than 50 minutes; and
wherein with respect to a reflux ratio of the first distillation column, when only the aqueous phase is refluxed to the first distillation column, a reflux ratio of the aqueous phase is not less than 2, when only the organic phase is refluxed, a reflux ratio of the organic phase is not less than 1, and when both the aqueous phase and the organic phase are refluxed, a total reflux ratio of the aqueous phase and the organic phase is not less than 1.5; and when removing the crotonaldehyde, the distillation column is operated such that all of the following conditions (i) to (iii) are satisfied:
(i) the reflux ratio of the distillation column is not less than 0.01;
(ii) a ratio of a crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in a distillate liquid of the distillation column to a crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in a charging mixture, former/latter, is less than 1; and
(iii) a ratio of a crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in a bottom fraction of the distillation column to the crotonaldehyde concentration in ppm by mass in the charging mixture, former/latter, is more than 1.
US Pat. No. 10,426,729

FORMULATIONS AND METHODS FOR LYOPHILIZATION AND LYOPHILATES PROVIDED THEREBY

Biogen Chesapeake LLC, C...

1. A method of treating a patient suffering from stroke, hemorrhage, neuronal cell swelling, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, organ ischemia, myocardial infarction, or sepsis, comprising administering to said patient a reconstituted pharmaceutical formulation comprising a lyophilized composition that comprises:a) glibenclamide or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
b) at least one substantially pharmaceutically inert compound selected from the group consisting of glucose, fructose, mannose, galactose, mannitol, sorbitol, lactose, trehalose, sucrose, sodium chloride and potassium chloride, and
c) one or more alkali bases,wherein the lyophilized composition contains said one or more alkali bases in an amount sufficient such that when said lyophilized composition is reconstituted in deionized water at a concentration of about 0.2 mg/mL to about 1.0 mg/mL to form said reconstituted pharmaceutical formulation, its pH is greater than 8, andwherein the lyophilized composition is stable for at least 3 months at 25° C. and 60% relative humidity.
US Pat. No. 10,429,309

APPARATUS FOR SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION OF AMINES AND THIOLS

ALT BIOSCIENCE, LLC, Lex...

1. An apparatus for the simultaneous detection of amines and thiols, the apparatus comprising a thiol-detection reagent and an amine-detection reagent immobilized onto one or a plurality of pad matrices, wherein the amine-detection reagent comprises phthaldialdehyde (OPA) or fluorescamine, and wherein the one or a plurality of pad matrices is affixed to a plastic backing.
US Pat. No. 10,428,035

PROCESS FOR THE EPOXIDATION OF AN OLEFIN

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for the epoxidation of an olefin by continuously reacting the olefin with hydrogen peroxide in a methanol solvent on a fixed bed epoxidation catalyst comprising a titanium zeolite, wherein:a) hydrogen peroxide is used as an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution made by an anthraquinone process;
b) the aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution is mixed with methanol to give a feed mixture; and
c) said feed mixture is filtered before being contacted with the fixed bed epoxidation catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,428,292

FUNCTIONAL POLYALKYL (METH)ACRYLATES WITH ENHANCED DEMULSIBILITY PERFORMANCE

Evonik Oil Additives GmbH...

1. A polyalkyl(meth)acrylate polymer, comprising:(a) 0% to 8% by weight of methyl (meth)acrylate;
(b) 1.5% to 4.5% by weight of a hydroxyl-substituted C1-4 alkyl (meth)acrylate; and
(c) 87.5% to 98.5% by weight of at least one C6-30 alkyl (meth)acrylate, wherein
the polyalkyl(meth)acrylate polymer has a weight-average molecular weight Mw in the range of 30,000 to 130,000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,426,767

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER WITH FARNESYLTRANSFERASE INHIBITORS

Kura Oncolofy, Inc., San...

1. A method of treating a CXCL12-expressing cancer in a subject, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a farnesyltransferase inhibitor (FTI) to the subject, wherein the cancer is peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
US Pat. No. 10,428,303

EMBRYO CULTURE METHODS AND MEDIA

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientifi...

1. A method of culturing a human embryo in vitro, the method comprising culturing a human embryo in a medium comprising: a starting lactate concentration of between about 0.3 mM and about 1 mM, and a glucose concentration of less than about 2 mM, wherein the medium does not contain serum, wherein the medium is a sequential medium or a medium that is replenished at least once during the culturing of the embryo.
US Pat. No. 10,428,312
US Pat. No. 10,428,315

BACULOVIRUS-BASED PRODUCTION OF BIOPHARMACEUTICALS FREE OF CONTAMINATING BACULOVIRAL VIRIONS

GENETHON, Evry (FR)

1. A method for the production of a biopharmaceutical product, comprising:(a) infecting a biopharmaceutical-producing insect cell with at least one baculovirus, said at least one baculovirus comprising a genome coding for said biopharmaceutical product, and
(b) maintaining the biopharmaceutical-producing insect cell under conditions such that the biopharmaceutical product is produced,
wherein the genome of said at least one baculovirus is mutated to eliminate the expression of vp1054 or wherein said biopharmaceutical-producing insect cell comprises an expression control system allowing the inactivation of vp1054.
US Pat. No. 10,426,783

THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR OCULAR FUNDUS DISEASE

KOWA COMPANY, LTD., Nago...

1. A method of treating ocular fundus disease comprising:administering an effective amount of an agent comprising (S)-(?)-1-(4-fluoro-5-isoquinolinesulfonyl)-2-methyl-1,4-homopiperazine, a salt thereof, or a solvate thereof to a subject in need thereof,
wherein the ocular fundus disease is a diabetic macular edema or exudative age-related macular degeneration.
US Pat. No. 10,428,319

ENGINEERED CAS9 NUCLEASES

EDITAS MEDICINE, INC., C...

1. A polypeptide having nuclease activity, comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 90% identity to SEQ ID NO:13, wherein the polypeptide comprises an amino acid substitution at two or more of the following positions of SEQ ID NO:13: D23, T67, Y128, and D1251.
US Pat. No. 10,428,322

HETEROLOGOUS EXPRESSION OF TERMITE CELLULASES IN YEAST

Lallemand Hungary Liquidi...

1. An isolated polynucleotide comprising a nucleic acid which encodes the mature endoglucanase of SEQ ID NO: 38, wherein said nucleic acid is codon-optimized for expression in a yeast strain wherein at least one nucleotide within a sequence of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 consecutive A, T, C or G nucleotides is replaced with a different nucleotide, wherein the nucleotide replacement does not alter the amino acid sequence encoded by the polynucleotide and wherein the nucleotide replacement creates a codon that is the second most frequently used codon to encode an amino acid in the yeast strain.
US Pat. No. 10,426,790

TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC EYE CONDITIONS WITH CYCLODEXTRINS

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of treating eye allergy, comprising topically administering to an eye of a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an ophthalmic composition comprising a cyclodextrin, wherein the composition has cyclodextrin as the sole pharmaceutically active agent.
US Pat. No. 10,428,343

MODIFICATION OF LIGNIN BIOSYNTHESIS VIA SENSE SUPPRESSION

Dairy Australia Limited, ...

1. A method of modifying lignin biosynthesis in a plant, said method including introducing into said plant in a sense orientation an effective amount of a nucleic acid comprising a fragment or variant of a gene encoding caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT), said nucleic acid being capable of modifying lignin biosynthesis in a plant via sense suppression;wherein said fragment or variant comprises a frame shift mutation relative to the gene upon which the fragment or variant is based, resulting in a loss of or at least 50% reduction in enzymatic activity in the COMT; and
wherein said frame shift mutation is a mutation that deletes or inserts one, two, four, five, seven or eight nucleotides within 200 bases of the 5? end of the gene upon which the fragment or variant is based and within a short distance of the ATG start codon of the gene upon which the fragment or variant is based;
such that expression of the gene encoding COMT is suppressed; and
wherein the nucleic acid is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID Nos: 135, 139, 143, 147, 151, 155, 159, 163, 167 and 171; or
wherein the nucleic acid encodes a polypeptide comprising a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID Nos: 136, 140, 144, 148, 152, 156, 160, 164, 168 and 172.

US Pat. No. 10,433,293

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING OR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink signal according to a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS)-based transmission scheme, performed by a mobile terminal, in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving indication information indicating that time-wise Resource Element (RE) pairing is allowed for first REs;
receiving allocation order information,
wherein the allocation order information includes an allocation order of data between the first REs and second REs when the time-wise RE pairing is allowed; and
decoding the data based on the indication information and the allocation order information,
wherein the first REs are REs that do not constitute frequency-wise RE pairs for space frequency block coding (SFBC) in physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols to which the DMRSs are mapped,
wherein the second REs are REs that constitute frequency-wise RE pairs for the SFBC in the PDSCH OFDM symbols to which the DMRSs are mapped, and
wherein the data is allocated to the first REs in one or more pairs of two OFDM symbols by a subcarrier in a time domain, and then allocated to the second REs in one ore more frequency-wise RE pairs with increasing order of a frequency domain index.

US Pat. No. 10,433,288

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMITTING METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION RECEIVING METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving information on whether a simultaneous physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a primary cell group is allowed and information on whether the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission on a secondary cell group is allowed; and
transmitting at least a first UCI for the primary cell group only, a second UCI for the secondary cell group only, or a third UCI for both of the primary and secondary cell groups,
wherein the primary cell group includes a primary cell among a plurality of cells for the UE, and the secondary cell group includes one or more secondary cells not belonging to the primary cell group among the plurality of cells,
wherein the first UCI and the second UCI are transmitted through a first PUSCH configured on the primary cell group and a second PUSCH configured on the secondary cell group, respectively, when the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is allowed in at least one of the primary and secondary cell groups, and
wherein the third UCI is transmitted through only one of the first and second PUSCHs when the simultaneous PUCCH and PUSCH transmission is not allowed in any one of the primary and secondary cell groups.

US Pat. No. 10,433,287

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of receiving uplink control information in a carrier aggregation environment, the method comprising:transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), n respective Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) transmissions through n respective downlink component carriers;
receiving, from the UE, encoded integrated response data in response to the n respective PDSCH transmissions;
determining k bits of integrated response data by performing a block decoding of the received encoded integrated response data;
extracting n respective pieces of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) response data, each piece having a size of 1 bit or 2 bits, from the determined k bits of integrated response data, wherein the n respective pieces correspond to the n respective PDSCH transmissions through the n respective downlink component carriers and are located in the integrated response data according to a preset order, wherein each of the n respective pieces of HARQ response data are either configured as 1 bit corresponding to one codeword and the 2 bits corresponding to two codewords; and
determining whether to perform one or more retransmissions for the n respective PDSCH transmissions by using the n respective pieces of HARQ response data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,277

ENHANCED MULTICAST BROADCAST MULTIMEDIA SERVICE IN ENHANCED COMPONENT CARRIERS OVER VARIABLE TRANSMISSION BANDWIDTH

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:mapping one or more multicast broadcast multi-media service (MBMS) transport blocks to a plurality of carriers over a system bandwidth comprising the plurality of carriers, wherein the one or more MBMS transport blocks comprise a single MBMS transport block for the system bandwidth;
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) on each carrier of the plurality of carriers;
selecting a portion of the one or more MBMS transport blocks to transmit based at least in part on a result of the CCA for the plurality of carriers;
puncturing the single MBMS transport block in a guard region of a first carrier for which the result of the CCA was a successful CCA and a second carrier for which the result of the CCA was a failed CCA, wherein the first carrier is adjacent to the second carrier; and
transmitting, according to the mapping, the selected portion of the one or more MBMS transport blocks over one or more of the plurality of carriers for which the result of the CCA was a successful CCA.

US Pat. No. 10,433,276

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR POSITIONING BASED ON SIGNAL CORRELATION FUNCTION CHARACTERISTICS FEEDBACK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed in a wireless communication device (WCD) in communication with a network having a network node and a plurality of base stations, the method comprising:the WCD determining, a cross-correlation between a received downlink signal and a transmitted Position Reference Signal (PRS) for each base station from the plurality of base stations;
the WCD determining, based on the determined cross-correlation, PRS correlation function characteristics, wherein the PRS correlation function characteristics include a reference cell peak of a reference cell and a reference time associated with the reference cell peak; and
the WCD transmitting the PRS correlation function characteristics to the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,433,274

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT COMPRISING AN ARRAY OF MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

UCL Business PLC, London...

1. A method of calibrating a wireless access point comprising an array of multiple (m) antennas denoted Ai (i=1 . . . m), each antenna having a respective internal phase offset ?i, said method comprising:receiving a signal from at least one transmitter located at a substantially known bearing from the wireless access point; and
determining an estimated value for each internal phase offset ?i such that an angle of arrival (AoA) spectrum calculated for the received signal on the basis of said estimated values matches the known bearing, wherein said AoA spectrum is calculated by treating said multiple antennas as a phased array;
wherein said method further comprises computing a correlation function for the calculated AoA spectrum against the known bearing to provide a measure of whether or not a match is present, wherein said correlation function is selected to be: (i) higher if the AoA spectrum contains a peak in the direction of the known bearing; (ii) lower if there are peaks in directions other than said known bearing; and (iii) lower if the peak in the direction of the known bearing in is low compared to a noise floor for the AoA spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,433,272

DISTRIBUTED COORDINATION OF MESH NETWORK CONFIGURATION UPDATES

Googel LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A wireless mesh network device implemented as a leader device, the wireless mesh network device comprising:a wireless mesh network interface configured for communication in a wireless mesh network;
a memory and processor system to implement a dataset manager application that is configured to:
receive, using the wireless mesh network interface, a first pending commissioning dataset;
propagate the first pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause devices in the wireless mesh network to store the first pending commissioning dataset;
receive a second pending commissioning dataset from a node device in the wireless mesh network;
compare a first pending timestamp included in the first pending commissioning dataset to a second pending timestamp included in the second pending commissioning dataset;
based on the comparison, determine that the second pending timestamp is newer than the first pending timestamp; and
based on the determination, propagate the second pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause the devices in the wireless mesh network to reestablish secure communication across the wireless mesh network using the second pending commissioning dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,433,266

CONTROLLING POWER IN NON-LICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving scheduling information to schedule a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell operating in an unlicensed band;
computing a power headroom for the LAA secondary cell based on the scheduling information;
computing a maximum uplink transmit power for the PUSCH transmission; and
reporting the power headroom for the LAA secondary cell,
wherein the maximum uplink transmit power is computed assuming that the UE performs the PUSCH transmission on the LAA secondary cell irrespective of whether the UE can access the LAA secondary cell for the PUSCH transmission according to a channel access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,433,263

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING TRANSMISSION POWER

Mars Semiconductor Corp, ...

1. A wireless transmission system capable of automatically adjusting transmission power, comprising a main wireless apparatus and a plurality of secondary wireless apparatuses, wherein the main wireless apparatus has a plurality of first wireless modules for receiving data, and each secondary wireless apparatus has a second wireless module for transmitting data to be received by the corresponding first wireless module, characterized in that the main wireless apparatus further comprises a data rate analyzer and a master controller, wherein the data rate analyzer is configured to detect a data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of each group, and the master controller is configured to send an instruction to any one of the secondary wireless apparatuses according to the data rate of each group, and each secondary wireless apparatus comprises a slave controller configured to receive the instruction of the master controller of the main wireless apparatus and increase or decrease the transmission power of the second wireless module according to the instruction, so as to optimize the data rate, transmitting distance, or both between the main wireless apparatus and the plurality of secondary wireless apparatuses; andwherein the data rate analyzer sets a standard value of the data rate, and if the data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of any group is greater than the standard value, the master controller will drive the slave controller to decrease the transmission power of the second wireless module of the group until the data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of the group is equal to the standard value.

US Pat. No. 10,433,262

DENSITY OPTIMIZED BLUETOOTH ANTENNA

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A density-optimized short-range wireless communications antenna system for transmitting to one or more receiving portable electronic devices within a single area occupied by a passenger, the system comprising:a first radiating element having a corresponding radiation pattern;
a second radiating element having a corresponding radiation pattern;
a radio frequency transmitter generating a radio frequency signal;
a power divider with an input port connected to the radio frequency transmitter, a first output port, and a second output port connected to the second radiating element, a signal power of the radio frequency signal being split between the first output port the second output port with a first split radio frequency signal being output from the first output port and a second split radio frequency signal being output from the second output port; and
a phase shifter connected to the first output port of the power divider and to the first radiating element, a phase of the first split radio frequency signal being shifted by a prescribed degree relative to the second split radio frequency signal,
wherein a combination of the radiation patterns of the first radiating element and the second radiating element defining an antenna array directivity gain toward a receptor direction within the single area occupied by the passenger without interference to adjacent areas for personal electronic devices of other passengers.

US Pat. No. 10,433,259

ADJUSTING POWER OF A CONTROL CHANNEL BASED ON A CHARACTERISTIC OF A MESSAGE IN THE CONTROL CHANNEL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for performing wireless communications in a mobile communications network, comprising:a communication device determining a message to be communicated in a control channel;
the communication device determining a power level for transmission of the message using the control channel, wherein said determining the power level comprises setting different power levels for different types of messages carried in the control channel, wherein a specific power level is determined based on the message being an acknowledgement message, and wherein the power level for the acknowledgement message is a default power level and wherein a power level for at least one other message of a type different than the acknowledgement message is different than the default power level;
the communication device setting the power level for transmission of the message based on said determining; and
after setting the power level for transmission, the communication device transmitting the message in the control channel using the determined power level.

US Pat. No. 10,433,250

TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) ADAPTED FOR SINGLE USER, MULTIPLE USER, MULTIPLE ACCESS, AND/OR MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
processing circuitry that is coupled to the communication interface, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to:
support, via the communication interface, first communications with a first other wireless communication device to provide at least one characteristic of the wireless communication device to the first other wireless communication device;
receive, via the communication interface, an announcement or assignment frame from the first other wireless communication device that is based on the at least one characteristic and that includes first information to direct the wireless communication device to awaken from a power savings mode to an operational mode and to support second communications with the first other wireless communication device at or during a first time specified within the announcement or assignment frame and also includes second information to direct a second other wireless communication device to awaken from the power savings mode to the operational mode and to support third communications with the first other wireless communication device at or during a second time specified within the announcement or assignment frame;
generate or acquire sensing or measurement data that is associated with the wireless communication device based on the first time specified within the announcement or assignment frame; and
based on the first time specified within the announcement or assignment frame, awaken from the power savings mode to the operational mode and transmit, via the communication interface, third information to the first other wireless communication device after awakening from the power savings mode to the operational mode, wherein the third information includes the sensing or measurement data that is associated with the wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,246

SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE TO CONSERVE POWER IN A MOBILE DEVICE BY TEMPORARILY DISPLAYING A SCANNING CODE FOR CONDUCTING A CLOUD-BASED TRANSACTION WITHOUT UNLOCKING A MOBILE DEVICE

AVANT-GRADE IP LLC, Lort...

1. A method to conserve power in a mobile device having a lock screen wallpaper, the method comprising:identifying the mobile device is at a business location;
temporarily replacing lock screen wallpaper in the mobile device to an image having a scanning code, the scanning code encoding payment information for conducting a cloud-based transaction at the business location;
activating a display of the mobile device and rendering the image having the scanning code as the lock screen wallpaper on the activated display of the mobile device which remains in the screen locked state; and
conserving power in the mobile device by providing the image having the scanning code as the lock screen wallpaper of the mobile device, without having to unlock the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,235

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method for running a Self Organizing Network (SON) module in a communication network, the method comprising:providing an open Application Programming Interface (API) for a SON framework;
examining a digital signature associated with the SON module; and
executing the SON module,
wherein the SON module is only loaded into the SON framework when the digital signature is determined to be valid, and
wherein the SON module accesses the functionality of the SON framework using the API.

US Pat. No. 10,433,234

SDN CONTROLLED OVERLAY NETWORK

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

1. An apparatus (101) for managing an overlay network in a multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT) wireless network, the apparatus (101) comprising:a network controller (301);
a flow configuration module (302); and
at least one interface (303), wherein the at least one interface (303) couples the network controller (301) and the flow configuration module (302) to the overlay network, wherein the overlay network comprises an AS (Application Server) (106), a packet handler (107), a DNS (Domain Name System) server (108), and a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server (109), wherein the network controller (301) is configured to:
select at least one device (102) in the multi-RAT wireless network as a relay (102b, 102c) based on at least one radio measurement, wherein the at least one radio measurement comprises at least one or more of data transfer capability of the at least one device (102) over an air interface, location of the at least one device (102), battery life of the at least one device (102), path loss as experienced by the at least one device (102) towards at least one of a eNodeB (103) or another relay (102b) to which the at least one device (102) is connected, wherein the network controller (301) is configured to change a status of the relay (102b, 102c) to a UE (102a), when the battery life of the at least one device (102) is lower than a configurable threshold;
provide appropriate radio configuration to the relay (102b, 102c), on selecting the at least one device (102) as a relay (102b, 102c);
controlling association of at least one UE (User Equipment) (102a) with the relay (102b, 102c) based on at least one of channel quality, QoS (Quality of Service) characteristics of data flow to and from the UE (102a), available optimal path between the UE (102a) and the relay (102b, 102c), and load and transfer capability of the relay (102b, 102c);
perform interference management in a supplementary radio link based on sharing of the at least one radio measurement with the network controller (301), wherein the sharing is performed by the at least one device (102) on at least one or more of periodic intervals and on pre-defined events occurring; and
enable communication over the supplementary radio link between the at least one UE (102a) and the relay (102b, 102c).

US Pat. No. 10,433,231

TERMINAL AND HANDOVER JUDGEMENT METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

5. A handover determination method, comprising:in response to receipt of a cell-specific reference signal transmitted by a neighboring cell, measuring a first received quality value by using the cell-specific reference signal transmitted by the neighboring cell and determining whether the first received quality value satisfies a handover triggering condition;
in response to receipt of a discovery signal transmitted by the neighboring cell, measuring a second received quality value by using the discovery signal transmitted by the neighboring cell, calculating a third received quality value by adding an offset value to the second received quality value, and determining whether the third received quality value satisfies the handover triggering condition; and
transmitting trigger information to the neighboring cell to activate handover from the serving cell to a neighboring cell, based on determination results.

US Pat. No. 10,433,225

FACILITATING MOBILE SERVICE ANCHOR MANAGEMENT

1. A method, comprising:assigning, by a mobile service anchor management system comprising a processor, a mobile device from a first network device to a second network device determined to have line of sight communication with the mobile device, the first network device being a millimeter wave base station device configured to communicate at frequencies of communications in a range from 30 gigahertz to 300 gigahertz;
managing, by the mobile service anchor management system, communications between the millimeter wave base station device and the mobile device; and
providing, by the mobile service anchor management system, offloading for other base station devices other than the millimeter wave base station device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,218

EFFICIENT USE OF A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for performing a handover of a communications device from a first network to a second network, the method comprising:detecting, by the communications device within a coverage area of the first network, the second network; and
initiating and completing the handover of the communications device from the first network to the second network within a time window before a time boundary and without crossing the time boundary in response to detecting the second network, the time boundary being based on a unit of time used by a service provider of the first network to charge for access of the communications device to the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,217

NETWORK ELEMENTS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHODS THEREFOR

ip.access Limited, Cambr...

1. A first access point for providing communications in a first cell using a first radio access technology, RAT, wherein the first cell has a coverage area that overlaps at least a part of a coverage area of a second cell that uses a same first RAT as that of the first cell, and at least a part of a coverage area of a third cell that uses a second RAT that is different from the first RAT of the first and second cells, wherein the first access point comprises:a first tracking area code, TAC, that is configured to be different from a second TAC assigned to the second cell such that multiple TACs are used within the same RAT, and the first TAC and second TAC are different to a third Area Code assigned to the third cell that uses the second RAT that is a different RAT to the first RAT;
a memory for storing information relating to the third cell, and
wherein the first access point is arranged to receive and capture a request for connection to an access point of the second cell from a wireless communication unit that is within the overlapping coverage area of the first cell as the first access point is using the same first RAT as the second cell that the wireless communication unit is registered with, and in response to capturing said request for connection, the first access point is arranged to establish a connection and redirect the wireless communication unit to the third cell that uses the second RAT by sending to the wireless communication unit, a Radio Resource Control Connection Release message including a Radio Resource Control redirection Information Element that includes the stored information relating to the third cell that enables the wireless communication unit to autonomously establish a RRC connection with the third cell.

US Pat. No. 10,433,213

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ADAPTIVE SEGMENT SIZE FOR DATA TRANSMISSIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising: at a user equipment (“UE”): establishing a transmission control protocol (TCP) connection for communication over a network;identifying a first TCP maximum segment size (MSS) value for data transmissions that are to be performed by the UE via the TCP connection, wherein the first TCP MSS value is announced during the establishment of the TCP connection;
setting a current size setting for TCP MSS to the first TCP MSS value;
receiving current physical layer conditions;
determining historical data associated with the UE and TCP MSS uplink; and
adjusting the current size setting to a second TCP MSS value based on at least one of (i) the current physical layer conditions or (ii) the historical data, wherein the second TCP MSS value is to be applied to a data transmission that is to be performed by the UE via the TCP connection.

US Pat. No. 10,433,212

UNSCHEDULED POWER SAVE MODE WITH PEER DEVICE NOTIFICATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A device comprising:at least one processor configured to:
transmit a first request to enter an unscheduled power save mode to a network coordinator device of a network;
receive, from the network coordinator device, a first acknowledgement of the first request;
responsive to receipt of the first acknowledgement of the first request, transmit a first indication of entering the unscheduled power save mode to at least one other device of the network;
enter the unscheduled power save mode responsive to receipt of a second acknowledgment of the first indication from the at least one other device;
exit the unscheduled power save mode responsive to receipt, from the network coordinator device, of a third acknowledgment of a second request to exit the unscheduled power save mode;
transmit a second indication of exiting the unscheduled power save mode to the at least one other device of the network upon exiting the unscheduled power save mode; and
subsequent to transmission of the second indication of exiting the power save mode to the at least one other device of the network, receive, from the network coordinator device, a beacon message that indicates that the device exited the unscheduled power save mode, the beacon message being separate from the third acknowledgment of the second request to exit the unscheduled power save mode, wherein the beacon message is received by the at least one other device at least when the at least one other device is not in a power save mode.

US Pat. No. 10,433,211

DYNAMIC LINK MONITORING TO RESOLVE IMBALANCE IN LAA/LTE RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processing element configured to cause a wireless communication device to:
conduct wireless communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT) simultaneously in a first frequency band and in a second frequency band;
detect a radio resource allocation imbalance based at least on the wireless communication device conducting a higher portion than a previously specified portion of the wireless communications in the second frequency band with respect to the first frequency band; and
in response to detecting the radio resource allocation imbalance, cause a base station serving the wireless communication device to schedule subsequent wireless communications of the wireless communication device in the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,433,209

AUTOMATIC METHOD FOR MOBILITY LOAD BALANCING IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., M...

1. A method of balancing a traffic load among at least a part of traffic managing entities of a mobile telecommunication network comprising a plurality of traffic managing entities, the method comprising:collecting traffic-related data referred to said at least a part of the traffic managing entities;
generating a matrix for the at least a part of the traffic managing entities, a first dimension of the matrix corresponding to observation time sub-periods of an observation time period, a second dimension of the matrix corresponding to a performance index determined based on the traffic-related data;
identifying a first set of traffic managing entities managing an excessive traffic load based on the matrix;
identifying a second set of traffic managing entities configured to take charge of at least part of the excessive traffic load to which traffic managing entities of the first set of traffic managing entities are subjected;
for each traffic managing entity of the first set of traffic managing entities:
determining at least one traffic managing entity of the second set of traffic managing entities configured to take charge of at least part of the excessive traffic load managed by said traffic managing entity of the first set of traffic managing entities,
assigning at least part of the excessive traffic load to which said traffic managing entity of first set of traffic managing entities is subjected to the determined at least one least one traffic managing entity of the second set of traffic managing entities, and
adjusting radio communication parameters of said traffic managing entity of the first set of traffic managing entities and of said determined at least one traffic managing entity of the second set of traffic managing entities to redistribute traffic load.

US Pat. No. 10,433,207

LOAD BALANCING TO PROVIDE A TARGET GRADE OF SERVICE (GOS)

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a server device and from an antenna unit associated with a customer premises equipment (CPE) device, metrics associated with traffic that complies with a target grade of service (GOS), where the metrics include one or more cell identifiers that correspond to one or more cells via which the traffic is received by the CPE device;
retrieving, by the server device and as a result of receiving the one or more cell identifiers, information associated with traffic conditions within a plurality of base stations;
determining, by the server device, that a reserve capacity associated with a particular cell, of the one or more cells, associated with a base station, of the plurality of base stations, is less than a threshold,
where the reserve capacity is based on a quantity of traffic being transmitted via the particular cell and a maximum quantity of traffic associated with the particular cell;
identifying, by the server device, that the particular cell is congested based on the determination that the reserve capacity is less than the threshold;
initiating, by the server device, a load balancing operation based on identifying that the particular cell is congested; and
sending, by the server device and to one or more base stations, of the plurality of base stations that send traffic to the CPE device, a load balancing notification, where the notification:
causes traffic, not destined for the CPE device, to be rerouted to another base station of the plurality of base stations, which enables the base station to send traffic, that complies with the target GOS, to the CPE device, or
causes the CPE device to receive traffic, that complies with the target GOS, from another based station of the plurality of base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,433,204

MULTI-USER COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method implemented by a first wireless device operating in a wireless network for communicating status, the method comprising:generating a frame for transmission to a second wireless device operating in the wireless network, wherein generating the frame includes:
inserting, by the first wireless device into a High Throughput (HT) Control field of the frame, channel quality information (CQI) for one or more resource units of a wireless channel; and
transmitting, by the first wireless device, the frame to the second wireless device in the wireless network,
wherein the second wireless device uses the CQI to allocate resources of a transmission to the second wireless station, and
wherein the CQI includes at least one of a preferred modulation and coding scheme, a preferred number of spatial streams, a signal to noise ratio, or a signal to interference and noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,433,202

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD OF CONFIGURING MEASUREMENT RESOURCE, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL THEREFOR

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A wireless communication terminal, comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a CSI (Channel State Information) to a base station, and
circuitry, which is coupled to the transmitter and which, in operation, determines at least one measurement resource, among at least two measurement resources configured per subframe, to be unreported when a number of the measurement resources configured in one subframe exceeds a maximum number of measurement resources that can be measured by the wireless communication terminal in one subframe, determines not to update the CSI for the unreported measurement resource per subframe, wherein the at least one measurement resource is determined based on a lowest priority assigned thereto and based on a number of unreported measurement resources within N subframes before a subframe in which the at least one measurement resource corresponding to the unreported measurement resources is configured to be reported, wherein N is an integer equal to or greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,433,199

REPORTING TECHNIQUES FOR REFERENCE SIGNAL RECEIVED QUALITY (RSRQ) MEASUREMENTS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE), comprising:at least one radio frequency (RF) transceiver;
at least one RF antenna; and
logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to measure a received signal strength indicator (RSSI), determine a reference signal received quality (RSRQ) measured quantity value based on the measured RSSI, and map the RSRQ measured quantity value to an RSRQ reporting value according to an RSRQ measurement report mapping scheme comprising an extended RSRQ reporting range according to which two or more defined RSRQ reporting values correspond to RSRQ measured quantity values exceeding ?3 dB and less than or equal to 2.5 dB, and send a MeasurementReport message including an information element (IE) indicating the RSRQ reporting value.

US Pat. No. 10,433,194

CLOUD-BASED THERMAL CONTROL OF WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method of cloud-based thermal control of an access point performed by a cloud-based controller, the method comprising:periodically obtaining temperature measurements from the access point comprising one or more radio chips operating therein, wherein the cloud-based controller is connected to the access point via the Internet, and wherein the access point is configured to provide wireless connectivity via the one or more radio chips;
responsive to the temperature exceeding a first threshold, causing one or more thermal mitigation techniques to modify operating conditions of the one or more radio chips where the access point maintains network connectivity with the modified operating conditions; and
responsive to the temperature being lower than a second threshold, causing reversion back of the one or more thermal mitigation techniques.

US Pat. No. 10,433,185

TERAHERTZ COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Waterford Institute of Te...

1. A method of controlling a terahertz-band communication cell having a coverage area and comprising a plurality of antenna structures each having an antenna configured to transmit a signal in the terahertz-band and at least one mirror which is moveable to reflect a terahertz-band signal from a different antenna in the plurality of antenna structures, the method comprising:dividing the coverage area into an array of tiles;
determining the location of each of the plurality of antenna structures within the coverage area;
determining the location of a transmitter within the coverage area;
calculating the coverage obtained for at least one target tile within the coverage area using the locations of the transmitter and each of the plurality of antenna structures;
determining a desired coverage for at least one target tile within the coverage area;
determining whether the calculated coverage matches the desired coverage and
if there is no match, adjusting at least one mirror of at least one antenna structure to provide the desired coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,433,184

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECTING AN ANTENNA BEAM BASED ON A LOCATION OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a first communication device, the method comprising:receiving first location data that indicates the location of a second communication device, wherein the first location data is received over a first communication channel;
determining, based on the first location data, a first set of antenna beam parameters for directing an antenna beam used to communicate with the second communication device over a second communication channel;
determining second location data that indicates a location of the first communication device; and
determining, based on the first and second location data, a first direction of the second communication device relative to the first communication device;
wherein the first set of antenna beam parameters is for directing the antenna beam in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,433,173

TOUCH MOVEMENT ACTIVATION FOR GAINING ACCESS BEYOND A RESTRICTED ACCESS GATEWAY

International Business Ma...

1. A method for gaining access beyond a restricted access gateway, comprising:storing an access key sequence on memory of a device, wherein the access key sequence includes at least one key entry combination including a record of a key selection and a record of a direction corresponding to a key touch movement;
recording an entered request sequence including keys activated by touch on a keyboard of the device, at least one of which being accompanied by a direction of touch movement made on the keyboard; and
granting access beyond the restricted access gateway to functions when the entered request sequence matches the access key sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,433,171

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND MANAGING WIRELESS NETWORKS

ANI Technologies Private ...

1. A method for creating multiple wireless networks, the method comprising:transmitting, by at least one of a first communication device and a first user device, a first device identifier to a server;
receiving a first wireless network identifier by the first communication device from the server, wherein the first wireless network identifier is associated with the first device identifier of the first user device and is generated by the server based on the first device identifier;
receiving a first password by the first communication device from the server, wherein the first password is associated with at least one of the first wireless network identifier and the first device identifier of the first user device and is generated by the server based on the first device identifier;
creating a first wireless network by the first communication device based on at least the first wireless network identifier and the first password, whereby the first user device connects to the first wireless network using the first wireless network identifier and the first password;
receiving the first wireless network identifier and the first password from the server by a second communication device, wherein the server receives the first device identifier of the first user device from at least one of the second communication device and the first user device, and transmits the first wireless network identifier and the first password to the second communication device based on the first device identifier of the first user device;
re-creating the first wireless network by the second communication device based on the first wireless network identifier and the first password, after the first wireless network created by the first communication device is disconnected, whereby the first user device re-connects to the first wireless network created by the second communication device using the first wireless network identifier and the first password;
receiving a second wireless network identifier and a second password from the server by the second communication device, wherein the server receives a second device identifier of a second user device from at least one of the second communication device and the second user device, and transmits the second wireless network identifier and the second password to the second communication device based on the second device identifier of the second user device; and
creating a second wireless network by the second communication device based on the second wireless network identifier and the second password, whereby the second user device connects to the second wireless network created by the second communication device using the second wireless network identifier and the second password.

US Pat. No. 10,433,153

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A system comprisinga plurality of management devices configured to manage information of one or more terminal devices positioned in management areas, wherein
the plurality of management devices have a layered structure in which the management area of the management device in an upper layer comprises the management areas of more than one of the management devices in a lower layer,
the plurality of management devices being configured such that upon determination of a possibility of movement of a managed terminal device of the one or more terminal devices serving as a management target from a first one of the management areas of the lower layer to another of the management layers in the lower layer, management of the managed terminal device is changed from the lower layer to the upper layer,
wherein the determination of the possibility of movement is made when an elapsed time from transmission of a paging message in the first one of the management areas of the lower layer exceeds a threshold without receiving a response from the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,151

METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING A MOBILE DEVICE IN A SITE

KIANA ANALYTICS INC., Su...

1. A method for identifying a mobile device in a site, the method comprising:receiving, in real time, a plurality of different identifications for a particular mobile device visiting the site, wherein the plurality of different identifications include false or repetitive identifications for the particular mobile device;
filtering out the plurality of different identifications for the particular mobile device to obtain a true identification for the particular mobile device, wherein the true identification does not include false or repetitive identifications for the particular mobile device;
receiving video streams of visual location and movement of the particular mobile device from one or more cameras;
generating data structures for the video streams and tracking information of the particular mobile device, the data structures including time stamped videos and the true identification of the particular mobile device;
storing the data structures in a computer storage medium; and
utilizing the data structures to recognize the particular mobile device when the particular mobile device returns to the site at a future time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,149

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus that performs an infrastructure connection for wireless connecting to an external apparatus through a wireless access point of a local area network and a direct connection for direct wireless connecting to the external apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising:at least one memory storing instructions;
at least one processor executing the instructions to perform:
searching for devices;
displaying a list of devices discovered by the search;
attempting to perform the infrastructure connection to a device selected by a user in the displayed list; and
in a case where the infrastructure connection to the selected device fails, attempting to perform the direct connection to the selected device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,135

HOUSEHOLD OR INDUSTRIAL DEVICE INCLUDING PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR USE IN CONFIGURING SAME

1. A household appliance comprising:a) one or more electrically powered components forming part of the household appliance;
b) a housing holding a programmable controller for operating the one or more electrically powered components, said programmable controller comprising:
i) a memory module having stored thereon firmware including instructions for controlling operations of the one or more electrically powered components, said memory module including a memory component on which at least a portion of the firmware is stored, the memory component of the memory module being configured to be responsive to a signal carrying firmware update information received over a short range radio frequency (RF) wireless communication link from a device external to the household appliance for:
(1) drawing energy from the signal carrying firmware update information to activate the memory component; and
(2) causing a firmware update process to be performed to modify the instructions of the firmware based on the update information carried by the signal, at least part of said firmware update process being performed while the memory component remains activated using energy drawn from said signal as a source of electrical energy;
ii) a processing unit in communication with said memory module, said processing unit being programmed for operating the one or more electrically powered components at least in part in accordance with the instructions of the firmware.

US Pat. No. 10,433,131

EMBEDDED UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD (EUICC) COMMAND PROCESSING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:at an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC):
receiving a script that includes:
a first remote profile management (RPM) command, and
a second RPM command;
scanning the script;
performing the first RPM command;
deferring, based on the scanning, a communication to a local profile assistant (LPA) that is external to the eUICC, the communication in response to the first RPM command;
performing the second RPM command;
sending a refresh command to the LPA subsequent to performing the second RPM command;
receiving, from the LPA responsive to the refresh command, a memory read command; and
sending, to the LPA responsive to the memory read command, profile status information for one or more electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) on the eUICC.

US Pat. No. 10,433,123

IMPACT PREVENTION USING MOBILE BEACONS

Industrial Scientific Cor...

1. A system, the system comprising:a receiving device associated with a user, the receiving device comprising:
a receiver adapted to receive a beacon broadcast from one or more of a plurality of beacons, the beacon broadcast comprising informational data and data regarding a range of relevance; and
a processor; and
an alarm,
wherein the processor makes a determination that the receiving device is within the range of relevance of a beacon of the plurality of beacons based on the data regarding the range of relevance, and wherein based on the determination, the alarm is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,433,122

EVENT TRIGGERED MESSAGING

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, via a transceiver of a camera, an electronic message at a first location;
determining, via the camera, that the electronic message comprises an audio portion;
analyzing, via the camera, the audio portion of the electronic message to determine a sender of the electronic message and information associated with an intended recipient of the electronic message;
comparing, via the camera, the determined information with information stored in memory associated with the camera;
identifying, via the camera, the intended recipient of the electronic message based at least in part on the comparing and the determined sender; and
broadcasting a portion of the electronic message based at least in part on identifying the intended recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,433,116

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN ADDRESS INDICATOR FOR AN OBJECT BASED ON A LOCATION OF THE OBJECT

YOGEO, INC., Cupertino, ...

1. A method for associating an address for an object, comprising:providing a smart address server, with a processor and memory, the smart address server configured to:
receiving geo location for the object, the geo location indicative of the latitude and longitude of the location of the object;
converting the geo location for the object into a zone, sector and target portion to generate a ZST location indicator for the object;
appending an elevation portion to the ZST location, to generate a ZSTE location indicator for the object;
assigning an object ID for the object and appending the object ID to the ZSTE location indicator to generate a smart address for the object; and
storing the generated smart address for the object in a data store.

US Pat. No. 10,433,114

SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING LOCATION DEPENDENT DATA

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A system for transmitting location dependent data, comprising:an antenna array;
a transmitter coupled the antenna array; and
a processor configured to determine a plurality of location dependent parts of the location dependent data, each of the plurality of location dependent parts corresponding to a different geographical region, and to use the transmitter to transmit each of at least two of the plurality of location dependent parts to a different target location over the antenna array using beamforming, wherein each of the at least two of the plurality of location dependent parts is associated with a different reference location and the distance between a target location and a reference location associated with a location dependent part transmitted to the target location is smaller than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,433,112

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ORIENTEERING

Middle Chart, LLC, Jacks...

1. A method of orienteering with a smart device, the method comprising the steps of:a) placing the smart device in logical communication with a first wireless position device and a second wireless position device, each of the first wireless position device and the second wireless communication device capable of receiving wireless transmissions;
b) supporting the first wireless position device and the second wireless position device via an agent at a first geospatial position;
c) wirelessly receiving a first data set from, a first positional reference transmitter, a second positional reference transmitter and a third positional reference transmitter, into the first wireless position device with the agent maintained at the first geospatial position;
d) wirelessly receiving a second data set from, the first positional reference transmitter, the second positional reference transmitter and the third positional reference transmitter, into the second wireless position device with the agent maintained at the first geospatial position;
e) with the smart device, determining X, Y and Z coordinates of the first wireless position device, and X, Y and Z coordinates of the second wireless position device based upon the first data set and the second data set respectively; and
f) generating a direction of interest relative to the X, Y and Z coordinates of the first wireless position device, and X, Y and Z coordinates of the second wireless position device, while maintaining the agent at the first geospatial position.

US Pat. No. 10,433,111

ANGLE OF ARRIVAL (AOA) POSITIONING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONAL FINDING AND TRACKING OBJECTS USING REDUCED ATTENUATION RF TECHNOLOGY

POLTE CORPORATION, Richa...

1. A method for determining a position of a user equipment (UE) in communication with a wireless system, the method comprising:buffering a plurality of in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) samples generated from signals provided by receive channels associated with a plurality of antennas in at least one antenna enclosure, wherein each antenna among the plurality of antennas is displaced in one or more of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction with respect to other antennas among the plurality of antennas;
identifying the signals from each receive channel among the receive channels as previously known signals based on the buffered I/Q samples;
based on the previously known signals from each receive channel, determining an angle of arrival between a baseline of the plurality of antennas and incident energy from the UE to the plurality of antennas; and
utilizing the angle of arrival to calculate the position of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,433,108

PROACTIVE DOWNLOADING OF MAPS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a map service of a computing device, data defining a relevant location from a user computing device;
generating, by the map service, an offline map area definition containing the relevant location, the offline map area definition being represented by a polygon with each side of the polygon being a predetermined distance from the relevant location;
sending, by the map service, the offline map area definition to the user computing device;
receiving, by the map service from the user computing device, a request for an offline map that includes an offline map area corresponding to the offline map area definition; and
sending, by the map service, the offline map based on the offline map area definition to the user computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,106

PERSONALIZED ITINERARY GENERATION AND MAPPING SYSTEM

Blazer and Flip Flops, In...

1. A method for generating a personalized itinerary for a venue attendee in a predetermined venue area, the method comprising:receiving, from a mobile device associated with the venue attendee, a location of the mobile device associated with the venue attendee;
identifying that the location of the mobile device associated with the venue attendee falls within the predetermined venue area;
retrieving profile information concerning the venue attendee, the profile information including information concerning previous selections by the venue attendee relating to the plurality of points of interest within the predetermined venue area;
retrieving locations of a plurality of points of interest located within the predetermined venue area;
retrieving point of interest information concerning each of the plurality of points of interest located within the predetermined venue area;
identifying that the venue attendee has previously selected a point of interest from the plurality of points of interest based on the profile information, wherein the previously selected point of interest is of a defined type;
automatically identifying a recommended point of interest of the plurality of points of interest by identifying that a location of the recommended point of interest is within a predetermined range of the location of the mobile device associated with the venue attendee and based on a result of a comparison between the profile information and the point of interest information concerning the recommended point of interest that indicates that the previously selected point of interest and recommended point of interest are both of the defined type, wherein the recommended point of interest is a different one of the plurality of points of interest than the previously selected point of interest;
generating a personalized itinerary for the venue attendee, the personalized itinerary identifying at least the recommended point of interest and a second the previously selected point of interest of the plurality of points of interest; and
sending the personalized itinerary to the mobile device associated with the venue attendee.

US Pat. No. 10,433,103

WI-FI PROCESS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:determining a position of a wireless device based at least in part on location signals;
determining whether the position of the wireless device has changed;
in response to determining that the position of the wireless device has changed, comparing the change of the position of the wireless device with a first predetermined distance; and
in response to the change of the position of the wireless device being greater than the first predetermined distance, decreasing a period of time between successive roam scans,
wherein the first predetermined distance is based at least in part on a coverage rang of an access point.

US Pat. No. 10,433,100

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CORRECTION OF GEOGRAPHIC INCONSISTENCY IN ITEM PROPERTIES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system comprising:a mobile device, the mobile device including:
a global positioning system (GPS) receiver,
a communication device,
a data reader,
a user interface,
a memory, and
a processor;
a secure network having an authentication server, the secure network in communication with the mobile device via a mobile network; and
a secure item database server in selective communication with the mobile device via the secure network based on authenticating by the authentication server,
wherein the memory of the mobile device includes instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the mobile device to:
determine a current geographic location of the mobile device in response to satellite broadcasts received by a global positioning system (GPS) receiver of the mobile device;
programmatically transmit, by the communication device, the current geographic location to a location service hosted on a location server in communication with the mobile device via the mobile network;
receive, from the location service, an identification of a plurality of geographic locations of interest, the geographic locations of interest being identified based, at least in part, on a distance between the current geographic location and the geographic locations of interest;
receive, via a first firewall, user-identifying information from the mobile device;
programmatically transmit, via a secure network, the user-identifying information to a threat management server;
in response to a determination that the user-identifying information is not a threat programmatically transmit, via a second firewall, the user-identifying information to an authentication server of the secure network for authentication;
in response to receiving an authentication, transmit a message to the mobile device authorizing relocation;
detect, via the GPS receiver, a relocation of the mobile device from the current geographic location to a selected one of the geographic locations of interest,
acquire, by the data reader, item-descriptive data associated with an item at the selected one of the geographic locations of interest,
receive, from the user interface, item-property data associated with the item at the selected one of the geographic locations of interest,
connect the mobile device to the secure network by transmitting, from the communication device and via the mobile network, user-identifying information to the security authentication server of the secure network through the first firewall and the second firewalls,
programmatically transmit, via the secure network and in response to receiving an authentication from the authentication server, the item-descriptive data to the secure item database server through the first firewall and the second firewall, wherein a load balancer transmits the item-descriptive data to at least one of a plurality of geographically distributed servers and the secure item database server,
receive, from the secure item database server in response to the transmission of the item-descriptive data, (i) an identification of a corresponding item located at a different geographic location from the selected one of the geographic locations of interest, and (ii) corresponding item-property data associated with the corresponding item at the different geographic location; and
programmatically determine a difference between the item-property data and the corresponding item-property data, the difference effecting a change in corresponding item-property data in the secure item database server.

US Pat. No. 10,433,091

COMPATIBLE MULTI-CHANNEL CODING-DECODING

1. An audio decoder for decoding an encoded audio signal to obtain a decoded audio signal, the audio decoder comprising:an input data reader configured for reading the encoded audio signal, the encoded audio signal comprising channel side information, a left downmix channel and a right downmix channel, wherein the channel side information is calculated such that the left or the right downmix channel, when weighted using the channel side information, results in an approximation of a selected original channel, wherein the input data reader is configured to obtain the left downmix channel and the right downmix channel and the channel side information; and
a channel reconstructor configured for reconstructing the approximation of the selected original channel using the channel side information and the left downmix channel or the right downmix channel to obtain the approximation of the selected original channel,
wherein the approximation of the selected original channel represents the decoded signal and comprises at least three of an approximated left channel, an approximated left surround channel, an approximated right channel, and an approximated right surround channel,
wherein the input data include channel side information for at least three of the approximated left channel, the approximated left surround channel, the approximated right channel, and the approximated right surround channel,
wherein the channel reconstructor is operative to perform at least three of the following reconstructing operations:
reconstructing the approximated left channel using channel side information for the left channel and using the left downmix channel,
reconstructing the approximated left surround channel using channel side information for the left surround channel and using the left downmix channel,
reconstructing the approximated right channel using channel side information for the right channel and using the right downmix channel, and
reconstructing the approximated right surround channel using channel side information for the right surround channel and using the right downmix channel,
wherein the audio decoder further comprises a perceptual decoder configured for decoding the left downmix channel to obtain a decoded version of the left downmix channel and configured for decoding the right downmix channel to obtain a decoded version of the right downmix channel, wherein the perceptual decoder comprises an entropy decoder and an inverse quantizer, and
wherein at least one of the input data reader, the channel reconstructor, the perceptual decoder, the entropy decoder, and the inverse quantizer comprises a hardware implementation.

US Pat. No. 10,433,090

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING STEREO LOUDSPEAKER SIGNALS FROM A HIGHER-ORDER AMBISONICS AUDIO SIGNAL

Dolby International AB, ...

1. A method for decoding an encoded Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) audio signal, the method comprising:receiving the encoded HOA audio signal;
determining a decoding matrix D for loudspeakers having positions defined by azimuth angle values; and
decoding and rendering, by at least one processor, the encoded HOA audio signal based on the decoding matrix D,
wherein the decoding matrix D is based on a first matrix G and a second matrix ?+,
wherein the first matrix G contains desired panning function values for all virtual sampling points and is based on an order N of the encoded HOA audio signal and on the azimuth angle values and a number S of virtual sampling points on a sphere, wherein said panning function values are determined by panning functions, the panning functions include panning functions for segments on the sphere, and the panning functions for segments on the sphere include, for at least one of the loudspeakers, different panning functions for different ones of the segments,
wherein the second matrix ?+ is based on the number S and the order N of the encoded HOA audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,433,087

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING VIBRATION NOISE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for reducing vibration noise by an electronic device, comprising:obtaining an audio signal, wherein the audio signal comprises vibration noise;
obtaining vibration data from one or more motion sensor signals, wherein a 6-axis motion sensor that produces the one or more motion sensor signals is alignment independent from a microphone that produces the audio signal;
processing the vibration data to produce microphone-response matched vibration data based on a transfer function, wherein processing the vibration data comprises adding vibration levels from a plurality of axes to produce a total microphone vibration response; and
reducing the vibration noise based on the microphone-response matched vibration data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,086

MICROPHONE ARRAY WITH AUTOMATED ADAPTIVE BEAM TRACKING

Biamp Systems, LLC, Beav...

1. A method, comprising:detecting an acoustic stimulus via active beams associated with at least one microphone disposed in a defined space;
detecting loudspeaker characteristic information of at least one loudspeaker, of a plurality of loudspeakers, providing the acoustic stimulus;
transmitting acoustic stimulus information based on the acoustic stimulus to a central controller;
modifying, via a central controller, at least one control function associated with the at least one microphone and the at least one loudspeaker to minimize acoustic feedback produced by the at least one loudspeaker;
outputting, from each loudspeaker of the plurality of loudspeakers, the acoustic stimulus, at a known signal level, one loudspeaker zone at a time, wherein each loudspeaker zone comprises one or more of the least one loudspeaker; and
determining a delay for each combination of the at least one microphone and the each loudspeaker of the plurality of loudspeakers.

US Pat. No. 10,433,080

HEARING AID COMPRISING AN INDICATOR UNIT

1. A hearing aid comprisinga housing comprising electronic components configured to generate a perceivable modulated signal in response to a received sound, the perceivable modulated signal being configured to produce a hearing sensation to a user of the hearing aid;
a light guide member arranged proximal to and/or within the housing;
a first light source configured to emit a first colored light and a second light source configured to emit a second colored light, the first light source and the second light source being positioned within the housing and arranged in relation to the light guide member such that a substantial amount of the first colored light and a substantial amount of the second colored light are adapted to travel through the light guide member; and
the light guide member comprises dimensions such that the substantial amount of the first colored light and the substantial amount of second colored light are mixed within the light guide member to generate a light of a third color.

US Pat. No. 10,433,077

AUGMENTED HEARING DEVICE

Sonion Nederland B.V., H...

1. A method for operating an augmented hearing device including a receiver of a first single moving coil type and a receiver of a second type, comprising:configuring the augmented hearing device in response to an input signal provided to the hearing device, wherein the act of configuring the augmented hearing device comprises determining whether only a single receiver or a plurality of receivers should be active and wherein only a single receiver is active if a speech signal is provided to the hearing device in order to save power.

US Pat. No. 10,433,075

LOW LATENCY AUDIO ENHANCEMENT

Whisper.ai, Inc., San Fr...

1. A method for providing enhanced audio at an earpiece, the earpiece comprising a set of microphones and being configured to implement an audio filter for audio playback, the method comprising:collecting, at the set of microphones, audio datasets;
processing, at the earpiece, the audio datasets to obtain target audio data;
wirelessly transmitting, at one or more first selected time intervals, data representing the target audio data from the earpiece to an auxiliary processing unit;
determining, at the auxiliary processing unit, a set of filter parameters based on the data representing the target audio data and wirelessly transmitting the set of filter parameters from the auxiliary processing unit to the earpiece;
updating the audio filter at the earpiece based on the set of filter parameters to provide an updated audio filter wherein filter parameters are: determined at the auxiliary processing unit, wirelessly transmitted from the auxiliary processing unit to the earpiece, and used to update the audio filter at the earpiece at an update rate that is greater than once every 500 milliseconds during a time period when voice activity is detected to be present;
using the updated audio filter to produce enhanced audio; and
playing the enhanced audio at the earpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,433,074

HEARING AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A hearing system comprising:a speaker disposed in or on a hearing device located in or adjacent to at least one ear of a user, said speaker configured to direct sound into said at least one ear of said user;
a microphone disposed in or on said hearing device that is configured to detect ambient sound and to generate audio data representing said ambient sound;
a location detector that generates location data representative of a specific location of said hearing device;
a signal processor disposed in said hearing device that processes said audio data and associates said audio data with said location data;
a computing device, located remotely from said hearing device, that generates hearing test signals, receives hearing test feedback data, generates initial sound settings based upon said hearing test feedback data, receives said audio data, analyzes said audio data, generates commands based upon analysis of said audio data and wirelessly transmits said commands and said initial sound settings to said hearing device;
a memory disposed in said hearing device that is configured to store said commands and said initial sound settings:
a control system disposed in said hearing device and coupled to said memory, that applies said initial sound settings to said hearing device, receives said commands from said memory, executes said commands to modify said initial sound settings to create localized sound settings whenever said location data matches said specific location and sends said localized sound settings for said specific location to said signal processor which modifies said audio data associated with said location data for said specific location.

US Pat. No. 10,433,073

ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

5. An electroacoustic transducer comprising:a dynamic speaker that generates a first acoustic sound; and
a piezoelectric speaker that generates a second acoustic sound;
wherein a reproduced sound of the first acoustic sound and a reproduced sound of the second acoustic sound have a crossover frequency range, and the reproduced sound of the first acoustic sound has a phase (?1) and the reproduced sound of the second acoustic sound has a phase (?2) in the crossover frequency range, the phase (?1) and the phase (?2) being such that index ? is 0.5 or greater where
??{(cos ?1+cos ?2)2+(sin ?1+sin ?2)2}1/2
wherein ?=2 when ?1=?2, and ?=0 when ?1=?2+?.

US Pat. No. 10,433,069

CHARGE PUMP ASSEMBLY

TDK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. Charge pump assembly, comprisinga charge pump with an input port and an output port,
a bias circuit electrically connected to the input port and provided for creating a bias voltage Vbias,
where
the bias voltage Vbias has a temperature dependence.

US Pat. No. 10,433,068

MEMS ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER WITH COMBFINGERED ELECTRODES AND CORRESPONDING MANUFACTURING PROCESS

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A MEMS acoustic transducer, comprising:a substrate of semiconductor material having a back surface and a front surface opposite with respect to a vertical direction;
a first cavity in the substrate, the first cavity extending from the back surface to the front surface;
a membrane at the front surface and suspended over the first cavity, a perimeter of the membrane being anchored to the substrate; and
a combfingered electrode arrangement including a plurality of mobile electrodes coupled to the membrane and a plurality of fixed electrodes coupled to the substrate and facing the plurality of mobile electrodes for forming a sensing capacitor, a deformation of the membrane as a result of incident acoustic pressure waves being configured to cause a capacitive variation of the sensing capacitor,
wherein the combfingered electrode arrangement is arranged above the membrane and extends parallel to the membrane, the plurality of mobile electrodes and the plurality of fixed electrodes being suspended above the membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,433,065

SPEAKER DEVICE

PIONEER CORPORATION, Kaw...

1. A speaker device comprising:a diaphragm that radiates sound;
an edge arranged in an outer periphery of the diaphragm;
an attachment part for attaching the diaphragm to the speaker device via the edge positioned on a sound radiating side of an outer peripheral region of the edge and arranged apart from the edge in a sound radiating direction; and
a connecting member held between the outer peripheral region of the edge and the attachment part and adhered to both the outer peripheral region of the edge and the attachment part,
wherein the edge is made of resin, and the attachment part is made of metal.

US Pat. No. 10,433,063

MEMS CIRCUIT BOARD MODULE HAVING AN INTEGRATED PIEZOELECTRIC STRUCTURE, AND ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER ARRANGEMENT

USound GmbH, Graz (AT)

1. MEMS printed circuit board module for a sound transducer assembly for generating in a membrane and/or detecting from the membrane, sound waves in the audible wavelength spectrum, the MEMS printed circuit board module comprising:a printed circuit board; and
a multi-layer piezoelectric structure that is configured for setting the membrane into oscillation to generate oscillations that can be detected by the printed circuit board; and
wherein the multi-layer piezoelectric structure defines an anchoring area facing towards the printed circuit board, and the printed circuit board is laminated to the anchoring area of the multi-layer piezoelectric structure; and
wherein the printed circuit board defines a recess within which the multi-layer piezoelectric structure is disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,433,060

AUDIO HUB AND A SYSTEM HAVING ONE OR MORE AUDIO HUBS

DSP Group Ltd, Herzliya ...

1. A system comprising a first processor and an audio hub;wherein the audio hub comprises first communication interfaces, a second communication interface, a second processor, and a memory; wherein the second processor is a digital signal processor and wherein the first processor is a host processor or an application processor;
wherein the first communication interfaces are configured to exchange audio signals with a group of audio components of different types; wherein an aggregate number of first communication interface bits exceeds a number of second communication interface bits;
wherein the audio signals comprise input audio signals received from the group and output audio signals transmitted to the group;
wherein the second processor is configured to generate an input multiplex of input audio signals; and
wherein the second communication interface is configured to transmit the input multiplex to the first processor and to receive an output multiplex from the first processor.

US Pat. No. 10,433,059

PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM FOR THE SONICATION OF A SONICATION REGION, METHOD FOR THE SONICATION OF A SONICATION REGION AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A public address system (1) for the sonication of a sonication region (2), the public address system comprising:a multiplicity of loudspeakers (3a,b) arranged in the sonication region (2) for outputting an input signal (4a,b) as an audio signal,
a measuring device (5) for the detection of the audio signal at a measurement point (6) in the sonication region (2), wherein the measuring device (5) is designed to determine a propagation time difference (?tn) of the audio signals between each of two speakers (3a,b) to the measurement point (6) and to provide the propagation time difference (?tn) as propagation time difference data,
a modelling module, wherein the modelling module comprises a model of the sonication region (2), positions of the loudspeakers (3a,b) in the sonication region (2) and the measurement point (6), wherein by means of the modelling module a user can define a target point in the sonication region (2), a model in the sonication region (2), or both and the modelling module is designed to determine the propagation time differences (?tn) such that the propagation time difference (?tn) at the target point is compensated, and
a delay module (10), wherein the delay module (10) is designed to add a time delay to the input signals (4a,b) based on the propagation time differences (?tn), in order to compensate for the propagation time difference (?tn) between the audio signals at the measurement point (6),
wherein
the delay module (10) is connected to the measuring device (5) via a data link and the propagation time difference data is provided to the delay module (10) via a data link.

US Pat. No. 10,433,058

CONTENT RULES ENGINES FOR AUDIO PLAYBACK DEVICES

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

15. A playback device comprising:one or more processors; and
a computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform the following operations:
receiving, via a media playback system, a first command to form a synchrony group comprising a plurality of playback devices, wherein each playback device of the synchrony group is configured to play back audio content in synchrony with one another;
receiving, via the media playback system, a second command for the synchrony group to play back first audio content;
in response to the second command, playing back, via the synchrony group, the first audio content;
receiving, via the media playback system, (i) second audio content to be played back by one or more of the playback devices of the plurality of playback devices and (ii) content source properties associated with an audio source of the second audio content;
accessing a rules engine to determine playback restrictions, the playback restrictions based on the content source properties, wherein the media playback system further comprises a remote computing device, and wherein the accessing comprises, via the playback device:
transmitting a request to the remote computing device, wherein the request comprises the content source properties; and
in response to the request, receiving state information corresponding to the playback restrictions; and
based at least in part on the determination of the playback restrictions, restricting, via the media playback system, operation of the one or more playback devices, the restricting comprising precluding formation of the synchrony group.

US Pat. No. 10,433,057

WIRELESS AUDIO SYNCHRONIZATION

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. An audio distribution system comprising:an audio source;
an access point; and
a plurality of audio playback devices in communication with each other and with the audio source,
wherein a group of the audio playback devices are arranged to render audio content provided by the audio source in synchrony,
wherein one of the audio playback devices within the group is configured as an audio master which distributes audio content from the audio source to the other audio playback devices within the group, and wherein one of the plurality of audio playback devices, other than the audio master, is configured as a clock master, which distributes clock information that the group of audio playback devices synchronizes to, and
wherein the system is configured to select the clock master from among the plurality of audio playback devices based on ping times between the audio playback devices of the plurality of audio playback devices and the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,433,055

SPEAKER SYSTEM WITH MOVING VOICE COIL

GOERTEK, INC., Weifang (...

1. A speaker system with a moving voice coil, sequentially comprising a front cover, a vibrating component and a magnetic circuit component from top to bottom, whereinthe front cover is provided with a conductive material layer which constitutes a fixed electrode plate;
the vibrating component comprises a vibrating diaphragm and a voice coil secured to the lower surface of the vibrating diaphragm and disposed in a magnetic gap formed by the magnetic circuit component;
the vibrating component further comprises a flexible circuit board secured to one side of the vibrating diaphragm, wherein a metal layer is disposed in the middle of the flexible circuit board and constitutes a movable electrode plate; a front cover solder pad is disposed on the front cover; an external terminal is disposed on the front cover solder pad; the fixed electrode plate is electrically connected to an external circuit by means of the external terminal; the flexible circuit board extends to the outside of the speaker system and is provided with a solder pad electrically connected to the external circuit; the fixed electrode plate and the movable electrode plate are opposite to each other; charges accumulate on the fixed electrode plate and the movable electrode to constitute a capacitor after the front cover and the flexible circuit board are electrified;
a capacitance monitoring chip is further disposed in the speaker system with the moving voice coil and is electrically connected to the capacitor;
the flexible circuit board is secured between the vibrating diaphragm and the voice coil; and
the vibrating component further comprises a vibrating diaphragm reinforcing portion secured to the upper surface of the vibrating diaphragm; a hole is formed in the center of each of the vibrating diaphragm and the vibrating diaphragm reinforcing portion; and the capacitance monitoring chip is disposed in the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,433,052

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING SPEECH PROSODY

1. A system for processing audio for identifying loudness levels of speakers, the system comprising:one or more audio sensors included in a wearable apparatus and configured to capture audio data from an environment of a wearer of the wearable apparatus; and
at least one processing unit configured to:
analyze the audio data to determine that the wearer and a second speaker are engaged in conversation;
analyze the audio data to obtain prosodic information associated with the wearer and at least part of the conversation, the prosodic information comprises an indication of a loudness level;
estimate a distance between the wearer and the second speaker;
use the estimated distance between the wearer and the second speaker and the indication of the loudness level to determine that the loudness level is inappropriate for the estimated distance;
in response to the determination that the loudness level is inappropriate for the estimated distance and the determination that the wearer and the second speaker are engaged in conversation, provide a feedback to the wearer;
obtain additional audio data captured by the one or more audio sensors after obtaining the prosodic information, the additional audio data comprising an additional part of the conversation;
estimate a second distance between the wearer and the second speaker;
analyze the additional audio data to obtain additional prosodic information associated with the wearer, the additional prosodic information comprises an additional indication of an additional loudness level;
use the estimated second distance between the wearer and the second speaker and the additional indication of the additional loudness level to determine that the additional loudness level is inappropriate for the estimated second distance;
determine an elapsed time since the feedback was provided to the wearer;
when the elapsed time is longer than a selected time duration, in response to the determination that the additional loudness level is inappropriate for the estimated second distance, provide an additional feedback to the wearer; and
when the elapsed time is shorter than the selected time duration forgo the additional feedback to the wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,433,048

MICRO SPEAKER HAVING A HERMETICALLY SEALED ACOUSTIC CHAMBER WITH INCREASED VOLUME

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A speaker comprising:a speaker enclosure having an enclosure wall separating a surrounding environment from an encased space, wherein the enclosure wall defines, in part, an acoustic channel that acoustically couples the encased space to the surrounding environment, and the enclosure wall comprises a chemically etched insert molded metal portion that is mechanically interlocked and hermetically sealed to a plastic portion, the chemically etched insert molded metal portion having an interlocking end comprising a planar side that is planar to the metal portion and an out-of-plane side that is outside of the plane of the metal portion and at a right angle to the planar side, and the planar side and the out-of-plane side are entirely embedded within the plastic portion; and
a speaker assembly positioned within the encased space, the speaker assembly having a sound radiating surface facing the chemically etched insert molded metal portion of the enclosure wall, a voice coil extending from the sound radiating surface, a magnet assembly having a magnetic gap aligned with the voice coil, and an acoustic chamber formed, in part, by the chemically etched insert molded metal portion of the enclosure wall and the sound radiating surface.

US Pat. No. 10,433,047

MANAGING CONNECTIONS OF A USER DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:maintaining, by a source device, a first connection between the source device and a second device;
transmitting, by the source device, first electronic content of a first type to a peripheral device over a first peripheral connection between the source device and the peripheral device, the second device configured to communicate with the peripheral device over a second peripheral connection between the second device and the peripheral device;
receiving, by the source device, information identifying second electronic content of a second type that is different from the first type of the first electronic content;
responsive to receiving the second electronic content:
transmitting, by the source device, a notification associated with the second electronic content to the peripheral device over the first peripheral connection; and
suppressing, at the source device, an audible alert associated with the second electronic content.

US Pat. No. 10,433,045

EARBUD STABILITY ANCHOR FEATURE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An earbud, comprising:an anchoring feature defining a channel extending from a first end of the anchoring feature to a second end of the anchoring feature, the anchoring feature being sized to be secured within an ear of a user;
an earbud housing comprising: a central section disposed between opposing first and second ends of the earbud housing, the central section being disposed within the channel and the first and second ends being disposed outside the channel, the first end of the earbud housing protruding from the anchoring feature at an angle of between 100 and 145 degrees with respect to an outer surface of the first end of the anchoring feature; and
an audio driver disposed within the earbud housing and aligned with an audio exit opening defined by the first end of the earbud housing through which audio generated by the audio driver leaves the earbud housing.

US Pat. No. 10,433,044

HEADPHONES WITH INTERACTIVE DISPLAY

1. A headphone system comprising:a frame having a first region, a second region, and a headband extending between said first region and said second region, said first region and said second region configured to be positioned near a first ear and a second ear of a user, respectively;
a first speaker assembly coupled to said first region of said frame, said frame configured to position said first speaker assembly near a first ear of a user;
a transparent display coupled to said frame and configured to be positioned in an optical path of said user when said first and said second regions of said frame are positioned near said first and said second ears of said user;
a user interface operative to receive input from said user;
memory for storing data and code; and
a controller coupled to said frame, said controller being responsive to said input from said user and operative to execute said code and display images on said transparent display for viewing based at least in part on said input from said user;
and wherein said transparent display is rotatably coupled to said frame;
said transparent display is configured to rotate between at least a first position and a second position;
said transparent display is disposed in said optical path of said user when said transparent display is in said first position;
said transparent display is disposed over said headband when said transparent display is in said second position;
said transparent display is further configured to rotate from said second position to a third position; and
said transparent display is configured to be disposed around a rear region of a head of said user when said transparent display is in said third position.

US Pat. No. 10,433,043

IN-EAR LISTENING DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An earbud comprising:a housing having a speaker housing integrally formed with and protruding away from a first end of an elongated tube;
a first acoustic port formed through the speaker housing;
a speaker disposed in the speaker housing and aligned to emit sound through the first acoustic port;
a second acoustic port formed at a second end of the elongated tube opposite the first end;
a microphone disposed in the elongated tube and operatively coupled to receive sound through the second acoustic port;
a third acoustic port positioned on a side surface of the speaker housing and configured to provide a path for acoustic pressure to vent;
a rechargeable battery disposed within the housing;
a wireless antenna;
battery charging circuitry coupled to the rechargeable battery and positioned within the housing, the battery charging circuitry configured to charge the rechargeable battery when connected to an external power supply; and
a plurality of electrical contacts disposed at an exterior surface of the housing, the plurality of electrical contacts including at least one contact coupled to the battery charging circuitry and configured to receive electrical power from an external power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,433,039

HOUSING FOR TERMINAL, TERMINAL AND MOBILE PHONE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

14. A mobile phone, comprising:a housing;
a printed circuit board (PCB);
a memory;
an input unit;
a sensor; and
an electroacoustic component;
the housing defining a chamber, the PCB, the memory, the input unit and the sensor being arranged in the chamber, and the memory being arranged on and electrically connected to the PCB,
the housing comprising:
a front cover having an inner top wall and inner side walls, the inner top wall and the inner side walls cooperatively a mounting chamber configured to accommodate the electroacoustic component, the inner top wall defining a sound output hole in communication with the mounting chamber, the sound output hole having a first end and a second end, the first end being adjacent to the mounting chamber and defining a first opening, the second end being away from the mounting chamber and defining a second opening, and the first opening being larger than the second opening
a display screen cover plate defining a through hole and
embedded in the front cover, and the sound output hole being opposite to and in communication with the through hole; and
a dustproof mesh having a protruding portion extending into the through hole and a flange sandwiched between the front cover and the display screen cover plate.

US Pat. No. 10,433,038

LOUDSPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK, INC., Weifang, ...

1. A loudspeaker module, comprising a loudspeaker unit and a module housing accommodating the loudspeaker unit, and the loudspeaker unit comprises a magnetic circuit assembly and a vibration assembly, whereinthe module housing comprises a polycarbonate plastic material layer and an elastomeric material layer, the elastomeric material layer having a compression amount;
the polycarbonate plastic material layer forms an inner layer of the module housing;
at least a part of the elastomeric material layer combines with the outside of the polycarbonate plastic material layer, and forms an outer layer of the module housing;
the polycarbonate plastic material layer and the elastomeric material layer are formed by double-shot injection molding, wherein the polycarbonate plastic material layer is formed by first shot injection molding, the elastomeric material layer is formed by second shot injection molding, and the elastomeric material layer and the polycarbonate plastic material layer are combined into an integral structure;
the module housing comprises an upper module housing and a lower module housing that combines with the upper module housing; and
both the upper module housing and the lower module housing are composite structures that are formed by the polycarbonate plastic material layer and the elastomeric material layer by double-shot injection molding.

US Pat. No. 10,433,036

DATA LOGGER SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Arizona Board of Regents,...

1. A data logger system comprising:a data logger coupled with an energy storage device, the data logger configured to couple to a living subject and record data related to one of the living subject's activities and related to a vital parameter of the living subject;
an energy harvester electrically coupled with the energy storage device, where the energy harvester is configured to harvest energy from one of an external environment, the living subject, and both the external environment and the living subject; and
a processor and a memory;
wherein the data logger is configured to communicate with a remote communication system while coupled to the living subject;
wherein an energy usage of the data logger is monitored and adjusted using the processor and the memory using an electronic Hardware Abstraction Layer (eHAL);
wherein the eHAL is directly coupled to and configured to directly alter hardware settings or alter the hardware settings through a hypervisor.

US Pat. No. 10,433,030

GENERATING A CUSTOMIZED HIGHLIGHT SEQUENCE DEPICTING MULTIPLE EVENTS

Thuuz, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating a highlight sequence customized for presentation to a particular user, comprising:at a web server, receiving a request for the customized highlight sequence from a client device and passing the request to an application server;
at a hardware processor of the application server, receiving an electronic signal comprising source content representing a plurality of sporting events;
at the hardware processor of the application server, determining, based on available metadata, which sport or sports of a plurality of sports are depicted in the source content, wherein each sport in the plurality has a stored play definition, the play definition including criteria for determining play start time and play end time for that sport;
at the hardware processor of the application server, identifying the play definition for each sport depicted in the source content;
at the hardware processor of the application server, automatically determining at least one characteristic of the user;
at at least one of the hardware processor of the application server and a hardware processor of an analytical server, based on the identified play definition for the sport depicted in the source content and based on the available metadata, performing an analysis to identify individual plays within the sporting events;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, performing video analysis on a video component of the source content to establish at least one of a suitable start and end time for each identified individual play;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically generating a plurality of segments from the source content, each segment having a start time and an end time, and each segment corresponding to at least one of the identified individual plays within one of the sporting events, wherein, for each generated segment, at least one of the start and end times is selected based on at least one of the established suitable start and end times;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically determining an excitement level for each of at least a subset of the identified plays;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, identifying at least one of:
a narrative that provides a coherent story that links a set of segments relating to at least one of a participant, team, story, and play associated with the sporting events; and
a theme relating to at least one of a participant, team, story, and play associated with the sporting events;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically prioritizing the identified plays based on criteria, wherein the criteria comprise at least:
the at least one characteristic of the user;
the determined excitement levels; and
the degree to which each identified play supports the at least one of an identified narrative and an identified theme;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically and based on both the prioritization and the at least one characteristic of the user, selecting a subset of the identified plays for inclusion in the customized highlight sequence;
at the hardware processor of at least one of the application server and the analytical server, automatically adjusting at least one of the start and end times of at least one of the segments corresponding to at least one of the selected plays;
at the hardware processor of the application server, automatically assembling segments corresponding to the selected subset of plays, using at least one of the adjusted start and end times, to create the customized highlight sequence;
transmitting the customized highlight sequence from the application server to the client device; and
at an output device of the client device, outputting the customized highlight sequence comprising the automatically assembled segments.

US Pat. No. 10,433,029

IMPLEMENTAL METHOD AND APPLICATION OF PERSONALIZED PRESENTATION OF ASSOCIATED MULTIMEDIA CONTENT

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVER...

1. An implementation method of multimedia content classification technology, comprising steps of: cutting a multimedia file into multiple Media Processing Unit (MPU) segments, wherein each MPU segment has a different mark field therein; classifying all of the MPU segments into different levels according to an importance of multimedia content, so that a user is able to selectively play the multimedia content according to the levels, instead of selecting blindly and randomly, and the MPU segments of same level form one version of content; and defining a new Media Unit Relationship (MUR) information file for describing corresponding relationships between the multimedia file and different versions of content, mpu_seq_number and level list, wherein: each mpu_seq_number is the mark field in each MPU segment; each level list represents a set of mpu_seq_number;correspondence rules between a level_list array and the different versions of the content are different and are able to be divided into two types, wherein: in Type 1, a one-to-one correspondence exists between each version of the content and the corresponding level list in the level list array; and in Type 2, the different versions of the content are combinations of the different level_list; and a differential transmission of the multimedia file is preformed according to content of the MUR information file in the Type 1 and the Type 2.

US Pat. No. 10,433,028

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRACKING TEMPORAL VARIATION OF VIDEO CONTENT CONTEXT USING DYNAMICALLY GENERATED METADATA

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An apparatus for tracking temporal variation of a video content context, the apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
generate static metadata based on internal data held during an initial publication of video content,
tag the generated static metadata to the video content,
collect external data related to the video content generated after the video content is published,
generate dynamic metadata related to the video content based on the collected external data,
tag the generated dynamic metadata to the video content,
regenerate the dynamic metadata with an elapse of time,
tag the regenerated dynamic metadata to the video content,
track a temporal change in context of the regenerated dynamic metadata from the generated dynamic metadata, and
generate and provide a trend analysis report of a context of the video based on the tracked temporal change in the context of the regenerated dynamic metadata,
wherein the processor comprises:
a first metadata generator/tagger configured to generate the static metadata based on the internal data held during the initial publication of the video content, and tag the generated static metadata to the video content,
an external data collector configured to collect the external data related to the video content generated after the video content is published,
a second metadata generator/tagger configured to generate dynamic metadata related to the video content based on the collected external data, and tag the generated dynamic metadata to the video content, and
a dynamic metadata-based video context temporal variation tracker/analyzer configured to regenerate the dynamic metadata with the elapse of time, tag the regenerated dynamic metadata to the video content, track the temporal change in context of the regenerated dynamic metadata from the generated dynamic metadata, and generate and provide the trend analysis report of the context of the video based on the tracked temporal change in the context of the regenerated dynamic metadata,
wherein the second metadata generator/tagger is further configured to expand and update topics and keywords of the static metadata using the collected external data and publication time information of the collected external data, and tag other metadata, along with publication time information of the other metadata, to the video content.