US Pat. No. 10,478,578

BOUGIE WITH A CONTROLLABLE TIP

Construct Medical Pty, Lt...

1. A bougie for insertion in a patient, the bougie including:(i) a main shaft in the form of a tube having a proximal end and a distal end and a bore extending axially therein;
(ii) a longitudinally extending recess formed in the main shaft between the proximal and distal ends thereof, and closer to the distal end;
(iii) a movable tip having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the movable tip being connected to the distal end of the main shaft;
(iv) a control member having a proximal end and a distal end, the control member being mounted for sliding movement in the bore of the main shaft;
(v) lateral projections provided on the control member which are located in the region of said recess;
the distal end of the control member being coupled to the distal end of the movable tip, the arrangement of the main shaft and lateral projections being such that an operator is able to grip said lateral projections so that the operator is able to slide the control member relative to the main shaft so as to cause displacement of the tip relative to the bore of the main shaft; and
the arrangement of the main shaft and lateral projections being such that an operator is able to pass the movable tip into the trachea of a patient and then mount the distal end of an endotracheal tube over the proximal end of the main shaft so that the endotracheal tube is able to be correctly located in the trachea of the patient and thereafter the bougie is able to be removed from the endotracheal tube.

US Pat. No. 10,478,546

HEMODIALYSIS CATHETER SLEEVE

Surmodics, Inc., Eden Pr...

15. A hemodialysis vascular access device comprising:a compressible proximal end sized and shaped to sealably couple to a hemodialysis catheter;
a movable structure coupled to the compressible proximal end and sized and shaped to receive a portion of the hemodialysis catheter;
a fixation structure coupled to the compressible proximal end, the fixation structure sized and shaped for fixation on a patient, the fixation structure sized and shaped to receive a portion of the hemodialysis catheter;
a distal end comprising an elongated sleeve coupled to the fixation structure, the elongated sleeve sized and shaped for insertion into a patient's vasculature, the elongated sleeve having an internal lumen sized and shaped to receive a portion of the hemodialysis catheter; and
a valve at a distal end of the internal lumen;
wherein the vascular access device is configured such that, when the hemodialysis catheter is inserted into the vascular access device and coupled to the compressible proximal end, distal movement of the movable structure relative to the fixation structure forces a distal end of the hemodialysis catheter through the valve, out of the internal lumen, and into a patient's blood.

US Pat. No. 10,478,542

CANNULA HAVING NITINOL REINFORCED INFLOW REGION

ABIOMED, INC., Danvers, ...

1. An intravascular heart pump assembly comprising:an elongate catheter having a proximal end configured to be positioned outside of a patient's body and a distal end configured to be positioned in an artery proximate to a patient's heart;
a rotor having at least one impeller blade coupled to the distal end of the elongate catheter;
a motor operatively coupled to the rotor; and
a cannula having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end coupled to the distal end of the elongate catheter, the cannula comprising:
a cannula body having a proximal region and a distal region, the distal region having at least one lateral inflow hole, and the proximal region having at least one lateral outflow hole,
a sheet formed of a shape memory material and embedded within a polymer, the sheet and the polymer forming the cannula body, and
in the distal region, the at least one lateral inflow hole being defined by a first layer having a hole in the shape memory material sheet and by a second layer having a hole in the polymer, wherein the hole in the first layer and the hole in the second layer overlap along an external surface of the cannula.

US Pat. No. 10,478,509

ANTI-DLL3 ANTIBODY DRUG CONJUGATES FOR TREATING CANCER

ABBVIE STEMCENTRX LLC, N...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an antibody drug conjugate (ADC) comprising an anti-DLL3 antibody covalently linked through a linker to one or more pyrrolobenzodiazepines (PBDs), wherein the one or more PBDs is/are:

US Pat. No. 10,478,436

APPLICATION OF 5-HT6 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS FOR THE ALLEVIATION OF COGNITIVE DEFICITS OF DOWN SYNDROME

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RE...

1. A method of improving cognitive function in a subject with Down syndrome, comprising administering to the subject a 5-HT6 receptor antagonist in an amount sufficient for a therapeutic effect by binding to a 5-HT6 receptor, wherein the subject has chronic cognitive impairment caused by a genetic anomaly, wherein the 5-HT6 receptor antagonist is an effective amount of a compound having a structure according to Formula I:
wherein, for compounds having a structure according to Formula I:
RA is selected from —H, —NH2, —NH(alkyl), —N(alkyl)2, —NH(aryl), —N(aryl)2, —N(aryl)(alkyl), —NH-heterocycle, or —NH-heterocycloalkyl, where, in the case of —N(alkyl)2 or —N(aryl)2, the alkyl groups or the aryl groups can be identical or different;
RB is selected from —H, —NH2, —NH(alkyl), —N(alkyl)2, —NH(aryl), —N(aryl)2, —N(aryl)(alkyl), —NH-heterocycle, or —NH-heterocycloalkyl, where, in the case of —N(alkyl)2 or —N(aryl)2, the alkyl groups or the aryl groups can be identical or different;
RC is selected from —H, —OH, —O(alkyl), —O(aryl), -halogen, -alkyl, or haloalkyl;
RD is selected from —H, -alkyl, -halogen, -haloalkyl, or -aryl;
RE is selected from —H, -halogen, —OH, —O(alkyl), —NH2, —NH(alkyl), or —N(alkyl)2, where, in the case of —N(alkyl)2, the alkyl groups can be identical alkyl chains or can be of different length alkyl chains;
RF is —H, —NH2, —NH(alkyl), —N(alkyl)2, —NH(aryl), —N(aryl)2, —N(aryl)(alkyl), —NH-heterocycle, or —NH-heterocycloalkyl, where, in the case of a dialkyl or diaryl nitrogen the alkyl groups or the aryl groups can be identical or different;
X and Y are independently —N— or —C(H)—; and
Z is selected from —CH2—, —CHX—, —CX2—, —CH(alkyl)-, —CH(aryl)-, —C(aryl)(alkyl)-, —C(alkyl)2-, —C(aryl)2-, —O—, —S—, —S(?O)—, or —S(?O)2—, where X is a halogen and where, in the case of —C(alkyl)2- or —C(aryl)2-, the alkyl groups or aryl groups can be identical or different;
and pharmaceutically acceptable hydrates, solvates, tautomers, salts, and complexes thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,478,381

MINIMIZATION OF AIR INGRESS IN SOLUTION CONTAINERS

Fenwal, Inc., Lake Zuric...

1. A medical solution packaging assembly comprising:a medical solution container that houses a medical solution, the medical solution container comprising a semi-permeable material including one or more surface that is at least partially permeable to air molecules and has low permeability to vapor molecules of the medical solution, wherein the medical solution container is configured to inflate beyond its original volume; and
a compressing mechanism having a single and sole concentrated point of application configured to apply external force onto at least one surface of the medical solution container or limit the volume to which the medical solution container inflates, wherein a volume of air ingress from an external environment of the medical solution container is less than that which would occur without the compressing mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,478,369

MOTION ASSIST DEVICE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A motion assist device configured to assist an extending motion of a knee joint of a user when the user lifts an object, the motion assist device comprising:a brace configured to be worn by the user and including an upper member secured to a body part located above the knee joint and a lower member secured to a body part located below the knee joint;
an assist motor provided in association with the brace and connected between the upper member and the lower member for effecting an assist torque to the upper member and the lower member to assist the extending motion of the knee joint;
a control unit configured to control the assist torque of the assist motor; and
an attitude detection sensor connected to the control unit for detecting a prescribed attitude of the user in which an elbow of the user has come into contact with an upper surface of a knee or upper leg part of the user;
wherein the control unit is configured to activate the assist motor to assist the extending motion of the knee joint when the prescribed attitude of the user is detected by the attitude detection sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,478,343

INTRAOCULAR PROSTHESIS

RAINBOW MEDICAL LTD., He...

1. Intraocular apparatus (i) shaped and sized to be implanted entirely in a subject's eye, (ii) having an anterior side and a posterior side, and (iii) configured for use with an extraocular imaging device, the intraocular apparatus comprising:a photovoltaic energy receiver on the anterior side of the intraocular apparatus configured to receive energy from outside the eye and to power the intraocular apparatus;
a photodiode on the anterior side of the intraocular apparatus configured to receive data from the extraocular imaging device; and
an application-specific-integrated-circuit (ASIC) on the posterior side of the intraocular apparatus comprising (i) circuitry configured to process the data from the photodiode into an image, (ii) an electronic display configured to emit light representing the image, and (iii) exactly three through-silicon vias connecting the ASIC to the photovoltaic energy receiver and to the photodiode.

US Pat. No. 10,478,325

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROXIMAL TO DISTAL STENT DEPLOYMENT

Mubin I. Syed, Springfie...

11. A method comprising:delivering a stent deployment device to a treatment location, the stent deployment device comprising a catheter, a stent attached to the catheter, a membrane covering the stent, a ring attached to a distal end of the membrane, and a plurality of pull wires attached to the ring and extending through a space within the catheter;
aligning a proximal edge of the stent to the treatment location; and
retracting the ring and the membrane into the space within the catheter using the plurality of pull wires to expand the stent from its proximal end to its distal end.

US Pat. No. 10,478,309

METHOD FOR PRODUCING OSTEOSYNTHESIS DEVICES, OSTEOSYNTHESIS DEVICES AND IMPLANTS MADE OF SEMI-SYNTHETIC HYBRID MATERIAL OBTAINED BY STRUCTURAL MODIFICATION OF THE COMPONENTS OF A NATURAL MARINE BIOMATERIAL

MBP (MAURITIUS) LTD, Por...

1. A method for producing a semi-synthetic hybrid material from a nacreous aragonitic layer of bivalve mollusks selected from the group consisting of Pinctada maxima, Pinctada margaritifera, Tridacnae maxima, Tridacnae gigas and other Pinctada species, said nacreous aragonitic layer comprising an inorganic fraction and an organic fraction, said organic fraction comprising biopolymer chains,said method comprising:
a step of modifying the pH of said nacreous aragonitic layer; and
a step of cross-linking the biopolymer chains of the organic fraction of said nacreous aragonitic layer with the aid of a cross-linking agent and a physical agent.

US Pat. No. 10,478,306

MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTION OF COLD WELDING, CORROSION AND TISSUE OVERGROWTH BETWEEN MEDICAL IMPLANT COMPONENTS

1. A method for prevention of cold welding, corrosion, and tissue overgrowth between adjoined implant components subjected to static loading in a tin comprising:obtaining a first medical implant component having a first implant contact surface;
obtaining a second medical implant component having a second implant contact surface, the second implant contact surface adapted for placement into contact with the first implant contact surface, the first implant contact surface and the second implant contact surface encompassing all points of contact between the first medical implant component and the second medical implant component; and
applying a nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material having a wax formulation on at least one of the first implant contact surface and the second implant contact surface using at least one of a smearing, spraying and immersion technique, the nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material separates the first implant contact surface from the second implant contact surface at all of the points of contact between the first medical implant component and the second medical implant component;
wherein the wax formulation comprises ethylene combined with a copolymer wax, the copolymer wax including from about 5 percent to about 99 percent by weight of a co-monomer having molecular weight in the range of from about 500 to about 1,600 Dalton;
wherein the at least one of a smearing, spraying and immersion technique imparts a coating layer of the nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material at an interface between the first and second medical implant components;
wherein the nonmetallic biocompatible separation coating material having a wax formulation is formulated to prevent cold welding, corrosion, and tissue overgrowth between the first medical implant component and the second medical implant component; and
wherein obtaining a first medical implant component comprises obtaining an implant bone plate and obtaining a second medical implant component comprises obtaining at least one fastener configured to engage the implant bone plate.

US Pat. No. 10,478,304

INDEPENDENT SYSTEM FOR TRICUSPID VALVE REPAIR

Abbott Cardiovascular Sys...

1. A system for repairing a tricuspid valve in a patient's heart, the system being positioned at a distal end of a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end and a bore extending between the proximal end and the distal end, the system comprising:an activation element, extending along the bore, the activation element comprising:
a first push element and a first pull element slideable in relation to the first push element, wherein the first push element and the first pull element define a ratcheting means for preventing distal movement of the first push element in relation to the first pull element;
a second push element and a second pull element slideable in relation to the second push element;
a third push element and a third pull element slideable in relation to the third push element;
wherein the first push element, the second push element, and the third push element are independently slideable in relation to each other;
a first lower jaw being pin connected to the first pull element;
a first strut being pin connected to the first push element and also being pin connected to the first jaw;
a second lower jaw being pin connected to the second pull element;
a second strut being pin connected to the second push element and also being pin connected to the second jaw;
a third lower jaw being pin connected to the third pull element;
a third strut being pin connected to the third push element and also being pin connected to the third jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,478,298

TRANSCATHETER VALVE PROSTHESIS AND A CONCURRENTLY DELIVERED SEALING COMPONENT

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A transcatheter valve prosthesis comprising:a tubular stent having a compressed configuration for delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within a native heart valve;
a prosthetic valve component disposed within and secured to the tubular stent; and
an annular sealing component coupled to and encircling an outer surface of the tubular stent, the sealing component including a cylindrical sleeve formed of a flexible material and a plurality of ribs longitudinally extending over the cylindrical sleeve, each rib of the plurality of ribs longitudinally extending at least from a first end of the cylindrical sleeve to a second opposing end of the cylindrical sleeve, wherein the sealing component has a delivery configuration in which the cylindrical sleeve lays flat against the outer surface of the tubular stent and a deployed configuration in which at least a portion of each rib of the plurality of ribs is sinusoidal and cause at least a portion of cylindrical sleeve to buckle outwardly away from the outer surface of the tubular stent.

US Pat. No. 10,478,296

LOW PROFILE DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. An apparatus for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to a patient's native aortic valve, the apparatus comprising:a steerable guide catheter having a handle portion and an elongated guide tube extending from the handle portion, the elongated guide tube having a distal end portion comprising a steerable section, the guide catheter further comprising an adjustment mechanism on the handle portion and a pull wire operatively connecting the adjustment mechanism to the steerable section for changing flexion of the steerable section via manual adjustment of the adjustment mechanism;
a balloon catheter comprising an elongated shaft extending coaxially through the guide tube, the shaft comprising a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the balloon catheter further comprising an inflatable balloon mounted on the distal end portion of the shaft; and
a flex indicator that moves longitudinally relative to the adjustment mechanism and the guide tube upon manual adjustment of the adjustment mechanism relative to the handle portion,
wherein the handle portion comprises visual indicia adjacent the flex indicator to provide visual indication of the flexion of the steerable section.

US Pat. No. 10,478,295

ACTIVELY CONTROLLABLE STENT, STENT GRAFT, HEART VALVE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

Edwards Lifesciences Card...

1. A delivery apparatus, comprising:a handle portion having an actuation mechanism and a user interface, wherein the actuation mechanism includes a motor, and wherein the user interface includes a display and a plurality of input elements; and
at least one rotatable drive shaft having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, wherein the proximal end portion is coupled to the motor, and the distal end portion is configured to be releasably coupled to a prosthetic heart valve,
wherein the actuation mechanism is configured to expand and contract of the prosthetic heart valve via the drive shaft,
wherein the display of the user interface is configured to display data about the prosthetic heart valve, and
wherein the input elements of the user interface are configured to actuate the actuation mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,478,293

RETRIEVAL AND REPOSITIONING SYSTEM FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE

Tendyne Holdings, Inc., ...

1. A device, comprising:a prosthetic valve having an elongate tether coupled thereto, the tether configured to maintain the position of the prosthetic valve when implanted within a heart of a patient;
an outer sheath defining a lumen therethrough and having an outer sheath base mounted on a proximal end portion of the outer sheath;
an inner catheter slidably disposable at least partially within the lumen of the outer sheath, the inner catheter having a tapered tip at a distal end and an inner catheter base at a proximal end,
the tapered tip having a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end of the tapered tip having a smaller diameter than the proximal end of the tapered tip, the distal end of the tapered tip configured to engage an exterior proximal portion of the prosthetic valve when the prosthetic valve is implanted within the heart of the patient,
the inner catheter base including a tether lock configured to secure the tether attached to the prosthetic valve to the inner catheter base so that a position of the tether is fixed relative to a position of the inner catheter base; and
a handle apparatus having an actuator operatively coupled to the inner catheter, the handle apparatus configured to be actuated to (1) move the inner catheter distally such that the distal end of the tapered tip is moved distally and engages the exterior proximal portion of the prosthetic valve and to secure the tether to the inner catheter base, and (2) when the tether is secured to the inner catheter base, move the inner catheter proximally to pull the prosthetic valve proximally within the heart such that the prosthetic valve can be one of repositioned within the heart and removed from the heart.

US Pat. No. 10,478,283

DILATING DEVICE FOR PROSTATIC URETHRA

BUTTERFLY MEDICAL LTD., ...

1. A dilating device for dilating a prostatic urethra, the device comprising:a central ridge longitudinally oriented and positioned on an anterior peripheral edge of the dilating device to engage an anterior inter-lobar groove of the prostatic urethra; and
a first closed form positioned on a first side of the central ridge including a first peripheral ridge; said first peripheral ridge forming a postero-lateral edge of the device on said first side of the central ridge;
a second closed form symmetrically positioned on a second side of the central ridge laterally opposite said first side; said second closed form including a postero-lateral second peripheral ridge; said second peripheral ridge forming a postero-lateral edge of the device on said second side of the central ridge;
wherein the dilating device is configured to be laterally expandable in the prostatic urethra to a normally-open configuration wherein
said first peripheral ridge is extended away from said central ridge by
a first distal connector connecting a distal portion of the first peripheral ridge to a distal portion of the central ridge and
a first proximal connector connecting a proximal portion of said first peripheral ridge to a proximal portion of the central ridge, and
said second peripheral ridge extended away from said central ridge by
a second distal connector connecting a distal portion of the second peripheral ridge to said distal portion of the central ridge and
a second proximal connector connecting a proximal portion of said second peripheral ridge to said proximal portion of the central ridge;
such that said first distal connector and said second distal connector form lateral edges of a distal cross section of the dilating device, the lateral edges connected on their anterior ends to said central ridge of the device; wherein in said normally-open configuration, a posterior side of said dilating device is open; and said first peripheral ridge delimits a first edge of the posterior opening of the dilating device and said second peripheral ridge delimits a second edge of the posterior opening of the dilating device on an opposite lateral side of said posterior opening from said first edge;
wherein each of said first closed form and said second closed form is laterally compressible to a compressed configuration configured for insertion into the prostatic urethra.

US Pat. No. 10,478,244

ELECTROSURGICAL PENCIL

CIMPAX APS, Slangerup (D...

1. Extendable electrosurgical pencil (400) adapted to receive an electrode (1) controllable by an electrical signal for performing surgical operations, comprising:a housing that comprises a first housing part (35) and a second housing part (6), and a main housing part (4) between the first housing part (35) and the second housing part (6),
a flexible printed circuit (2),
switching means (71) on the main housing part (4) of the housing and being adapted to be activated from outside the housing for closing the flexible circuit (2), and
the first housing part (35) comprises receiving means (41) for receiving the electrode, wherein the first housing part (35) is adapted to slide inside the main housing part (4) to provide a telescopic extension of the pencil (400), the electrode (1) and the flexible printed circuit (2) following the sliding movement.

US Pat. No. 10,478,211

FEATURES TO PROMOTE REMOVAL OF DEBRIS FROM WITHIN ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An instrument, comprising:(a) an ultrasonic blade, wherein the ultrasonic blade defines a distal opening, wherein the ultrasonic blade is operable in a first mode to emulsify tissue that is distally positioned relative to the ultrasonic blade, wherein the ultrasonic blade is further operable in a second mode to transect and seal tissue that is transversely positioned relative to the ultrasonic blade;
(b) a first fluid port in fluid communication with the distal opening of the ultrasonic blade;
(c) an irrigation member having an irrigation opening positioned adjacent to a distal end of the ultrasonic blade;
(d) a second fluid port in fluid communication with the irrigation opening of the irrigation member; and
(e) a fluid communication assembly fluidly connected to the first and second fluid ports and having a fluid inlet port and a suction inlet port respectively configured to connect to a fluid source and a suction source, wherein the fluid communication assembly is configured to:
(i) couple the first fluid port with the fluid inlet port for distally directing a fluid from the fluid source from the first fluid port toward the distal opening,
(ii) couple the first fluid port with the suction inlet port for proximally directing a suction to the suction source from the distal opening toward the first fluid port, and
(iii) couple the second fluid port with the fluid inlet port for distally directing the fluid from the fluid source from the second fluid port toward the irrigation opening.

US Pat. No. 10,478,206

INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR THE IMPLANTATION OF CELL-SEEDED SUBSTRATES

University of Southern Ca...

1. An instrument for an implantation of a substrate into a target tissue of a subject, comprising:a handpiece comprising a proximal end and a distal end, said distal end comprising an orifice;
an outer housing extending in a distal direction from said handpiece, a distal end of the outer housing terminating in a bevel;
an internal shaft configured to be longitudinally moveable within said outer housing and said handpiece;
forceps connected with the internal shaft;
a shaft movement control mechanism; and
a planar substrate having a tail and a body of a same thickness as the tail,
wherein activation of said movement control mechanism causes longitudinal movement of said internal shaft and forceps;
wherein movement of said internal shaft in a proximal direction is configured to cause said forceps to grasp the tail of the substrate, induce a rolling of the substrate against the bevel of said outer housing, and retract the substrate within said outer housing, and
wherein movement of said internal shaft in a distal direction is configured to cause the substrate to exit said outer housing and unroll and cause said forceps to open.

US Pat. No. 10,478,198

INSIDE-OUT GUIDE FOR HIP REPLACEMENT METHOD

1. A method of preparing an acetabulum in a hip of a patient for hip arthroplasty using a portal incision comprising:forming a main incision, the main incision providing access to the acetabulum;
inserting a locating tool into the acetabulum through the main incision, the locating tool configured for using the acetabulum to identify an appropriate portal incision location for use in preparing the acetabulum;
using the locating tool and the patient's acetabulum to identify the appropriate portal incision location;
extending a portion of the locating tool from the acetabulum toward the appropriate portal incision location to form an internal passage from the acetabulum to the appropriate portal incision location, while avoiding damaging tissues located between the acetabulum and the appropriate portal incision location,
forming a portal incision at the appropriate portal incision location to thereby gain external access to the internal passage;
removing the locating tool from the acetabulum; and
using the internal passage to prepare the acetabulum for receipt of a hip cup.

US Pat. No. 10,478,190

SURGICAL STAPLING SYSTEM COMPRISING A SPENT CARTRIDGE LOCKOUT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

17. A staple cartridge for use with a surgical stapling instrument having an anvil, said staple cartridge comprising:a frame;
a circular cartridge body;
staple cavities arranged in a circular array in said circular cartridge body;
staples removable stored in said staple cavities;
a staple driver configured to eject said staples from said staple cavities;
a firing member operably engaged with said staple driver, wherein said firing member is movable in a first direction and a second direction, wherein said firing member is configured to move said staple driver toward the anvil when said firing member is moved in said first direction, wherein said firing member is configured to retract said staple driver away from the anvil when said firing member is moved in said second direction; and
a firing member lockout, wherein said lockout is configured to couple said firing member and said frame when said staple driver is retracted by said firing member, and wherein said lockout is configured to prevent said firing member from moving in said first direction once said lockout has coupled said firing member and said frame.

US Pat. No. 10,478,182

SURGICAL DEVICE IDENTIFICATION

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical device, comprising:a handle portion;
an elongate portion including an adapter assembly having a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end configured to removably connect to the handle portion;
a loading unit removably connected to the distal end of the adapter assembly of the elongate portion, the loading unit having a cartridge assembly, an anvil assembly, and a stapling drive member with a flange that engages at least one of the cartridge assembly or the anvil assembly, the loading unit having a body portion;
a motor assembly coupled to and configured to move the stapling drive member;
a ramped surface on the at least one of the cartridge assembly or the anvil assembly, the ramped surface being arranged to be traversed by the flange and to effectuate an approximation of the cartridge assembly and the anvil assembly;
a mechanical feature provided on the ramped surface and being configured for engagement by the flange as the flange traverses the ramped surface, the mechanical feature being indicative of an aspect of the loading unit; and
a controller coupled to the motor assembly, the controller configured to determine the aspect of the loading unit based on a change in at least one property of the motor assembly due to contact between the flange and the mechanical feature upon advancement of the flange to engage the at least one of the cartridge assembly or the anvil assembly to approximate the anvil assembly with the cartridge assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,478,172

METHODS OF TISSUE REPAIR

West Gen Technologies, L....

1. A method of connecting tissue to a bone, comprising:pulling a tissue in place over a bone location;
abutting a distal end of a guide tool against the tissue at a first location;
telescoping a first tack wire through a guide tube of the guide tool;
drilling a distal end of the first tack wire through the tissue and into the bone; and then
bending a proximal end of the first tack wire into a slot within a handle of the guide tool;
driving a first bone anchor through a delivery tube of the guide tool, through the tissue, and into the bone at the first location, the first bone anchor coupled to a first suture line; and then
abutting the distal end of the guide tool against the tissue at a second location displaced from the first location, and then driving a second bone anchor through the delivery tube, through the tissue, and into the bone at the second location, the second bone anchor associated with the first suture line;
withdrawing the guide tool away from the tissue; and
tightening the first suture line to create a first suture over the tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,478,167

MEDICAL ADHESIVE APPLICATOR

Rousseau Research, Inc., ...

1. A fluid applicator comprising:a fluid containing frangible vial inside a plastic enclosure, wherein said enclosure has an aperture at or near its proximal end;
a squeeze tube sealed to the proximal end of said enclosure to generate air pressure through said aperture; and,
a dispensing tip at the distal end of said enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,478,153

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING DEVICE ENGAGEMENT

ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, IN...

1. An intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system, comprising:an IVUS catheter comprising:
a sheath,
a drive cable extending through the sheath being coupled to an IVUS transducer at a distal end,
a connector at a proximal end of the IVUS catheter, the connector being coupled to a proximal end of the drive cable, and
an anchor assembly positioned near a proximal end of the sheath, the anchor assembly being separate from the connector of the IVUS catheter; and
a translation mechanism comprising:
a catheter interface configured to electrically and mechanically interface with the connector of the IVUS catheter,
an anchor port separate from the catheter interface and configured to receive the anchor assembly of the IVUS catheter in order to anchor the anchor assembly of the IVUS catheter to the translation mechanism, and
a sensor positioned proximate the anchor port, the sensor outputting a signal representative of whether or not the anchor assembly of the IVUS catheter is anchored to the anchor port of the translation mechanism to enable a controller to place the translation mechanism in a connected mode if the anchor assembly is anchored to the anchor port or in a disconnected mode if the anchor assembly is not anchored to the anchor port, wherein
the translation mechanism is configured to translate the catheter interface relative to the anchor port.

US Pat. No. 10,478,145

ROTARY JOINT WITH SHIELDING COMPRISING FILLED SMC AND/OR BMC MATERIALS

1. A rotary joint comprising:a first contactless data link of a rotary joint, said first contactless data link including
a first transmission line structure,
a second transmitter configured to feed a first signal representing first data into the first transmission line structure,
a first receiver configured to receive the first signal from the first transmission line structure, and
a first holding bracket configured to guide the first receiver at the first transmission line structure;
at least one shielding component disposed around at least the first contactless data link and made of a sheet molding compound (SMC) material configured as a layer that is made of a mix of a) thermosetting reactive resins and b) reinforcing fibers, and configured in a mat form or in a fabric form,andfirst and second plastic films sandwiching the at least one shielding component therebetween, the first and second plastic films configured to prevent adhesion of an external body to said mat or fabric,
wherein the SMC material encloses at least one of an electrically conductive material and a magnetically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,478,126

SMART CARPET SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR MONITORING PHYSICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method of using a smart carpet to monitor a health status of an individual, the smart carpet comprising a plurality of pressure sensors arranged as a two-dimensional array, each pressure sensor including a block of foam situated between at least two perpendicularly oriented yarns, the foam having resistance that decreases with increasing pressure, the method comprising:operably coupling, to the smart carpet, a monitoring computer having a processor and memory with computer implemented instructions stored thereon;
simultaneously scanning a first part of the smart carpet at a first frequency and a second part of the smart carpet at a second frequency greater than the first frequency;
receiving carpet data from the smart carpet over a communication pathway;
processing the carpet data using the computer implemented instructions to determine each of a physiological activity and a physical activity; and
generating an alarm upon determining an emergency condition from the carpet data, the alarm specifying the emergency condition, wherein the alarm is communicated to remote monitoring personnel in real time, and wherein the emergency condition is determined by a detected balance problem, wherein the balance problem is determined when the carpet data indicates at least one of an asymmetrical standing balance, an abnormal walking speed, and an irregular walking pattern;
processing the carpet data to categorize the physical activity as one of a static activity and a dynamic activity, wherein the categorized dynamic activity includes at least one of walking, running, and falling, and wherein the categorized dynamic activity is falling, and the alarm is generated upon a determination that the individual has fallen and is unable to rise from the smart carpet for a time period;
processing the carpet data to measure the timing and distance of two consecutive steps to determine temporal and spatial parameters of gait;
processing the carpet data to detect an urgent event selected from the group including (a) a slow or stopped heart rate during an identified sitting event or an identified fall event, (b) a slow or stopped respiration rate during the identified sitting event or the identified fall event, and (c) an inability of the person to rise from the carpet after the identified fall event; and
sending an alert in response to the detected urgent event.

US Pat. No. 10,478,100

MEDICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR GLYCEMIC CONTROL

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A method for controlling a medical device to administer a dose of insulin for glycemic control, wherein the dose is stepwise adapted, the method comprising the steps of:a computer system defining different stepwise adapting dose adjustment profiles for stepwise adapting the dose, wherein each of the different stepwise adapting dose adjustment profiles is based at least on a specific initial dose value, a specific pre-defined time interval for increasing the dose, a specific dose increase step for increasing the dose after the pre-defined time interval and a specific low blood glucose threshold value, wherein the different stepwise adapting dose adjustment profiles are provided for different insulin types and different diabetes types;
the computer system storing the different stepwise adapting dose adjustment profiles;
the computer system selecting one of the stored different stepwise adapting dose adjustment profiles based on specific requirements for stepwise adapting the dose, wherein the specific requirements for stepwise adapting the dose are defined by a diabetes type and an age of a diabetes patient;
the computer system personalizing the selected stepwise adapting dose adjustment profile by defining at least a specific target blood glucose value for a specific user;
the computer system transmitting the personalized stepwise adapting dose adjustment profile to the medical device;
the medical device receiving the personalized stepwise adapting dose adjustment profile and being updated with the received personalized stepwise adapting dose adjustment profile;
the updated medical device determining the dose according to the received personalized stepwise adapting dose adjustment profile; and
the updated medical device administering the determined dose to the specific user.

US Pat. No. 10,478,089

METHOD FOR CAPTURING A DENTAL OBJECT

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Method for capturing a dental object with an object volume with Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT) apparatus, wherein a plurality of MRT segment images, which depict the respectively defined segmented volume regions, are acquired by the MRT apparatus within a measurement volume of the MRT apparatus, wherein the segmented volume regions overlap no more than partially, wherein a target surface is defined or has been defined; generating a computer-aided two dimensional composite image from the individual MRT segment images, which corresponds to a two dimensional aggregate image through the target surface within the object volume of the dental object, is generated computer-aided, wherein prior to creating the MRT segment images, the position and the orientation of the MRT segment images relative to the MRT apparatus are fixed and wherein each of the segmented volume regions within the object volume is arranged in such a way that a central plane of the respective segmented volume region is arranged parallel to a tangent of the target surface.

US Pat. No. 10,478,088

DISPOSABLE CONTAMINATION PREVENTION LINERS FOR MRI MACHINES

1. A liner pack for mounting on a medical device having a bore with a curved bore wall surface and an open front end, the liner pack comprising:a backing layer having a top side and a bottom side;
a stack of disposable multi-layered liner sheets secured to the bottom side of the backing layer; and
mounting means for supporting the liner pack within the bore in a generally curved configuration to substantially cover the bore wall surface,
wherein the stack of disposable multi-layered liner sheets comprises a series of end-to-end connected sheets which are configured to conform to and cover the curved bore wall surface substantially in its entirety, and
wherein each sheet of the series of end-to-end connected liner sheets is removably attached at a leading end to a leading end of respective succeeding and preceding liner sheets in the stack by a straight line of perforations and at a trailing end to a trailing end of respective succeeding and preceding liner sheets in the stack by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,478,086

MEASUREMENT OF CORTICAL EXCITABILITY

HEALTH RESEARCH, INC., M...

1. A responsive neural stimulator comprising:one or more recording electrodes connected to a filter;
a processor connected to the filter wherein the processor comprises a recording medium for recording brain waves detected by the one or more recording electrodes and an extractor for extracting instantaneous voltage amplitudes of biased oscillatory activity, and wherein the biased oscillatory activity comprises asymmetrically distributed peak/trough amplitudes; and
a neural stimulator connected to the processor, wherein the processor, the neural stimulator, or both are configured to apply neural stimulation via the neural stimulator when a predetermined state of neuronal excitability is detected, wherein a state of relatively higher neuronal excitability comprises a relatively lower instantaneous voltage amplitude extracted by the extractor.

US Pat. No. 10,478,073

MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A medical image processing apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
set a plurality of capture timings in one heartbeat of a heart based on cardiac phases, wherein a long time interval is set for a period in which movement of the heart is fast, and a short time interval is selected for a period in which movement of the heart is slow,
capture plurality of volume data at the plurality of capture timings,
extract at least two coronary artery centerline structures from the volume data,
generate a plurality of coronary artery centerline structures concerning other cardiac phases between the at least two specific cardiac phases in the one heartbeat by interpolating the plurality of coronary artery centerline structures based on the at least two extracted coronary artery centerline structures, and
calculate a plurality of displacement distributions representing a displacement at each point on the coronary artery centerline structure between respective cardiac phases of the plurality of cardiac phases, based on the plurality of coronary artery centerline structures at the phases in the one heartbeat.

US Pat. No. 10,478,071

MEDICAL IMAGING

REVENIO RESEARCH OY, Van...

1. A medical imaging method, comprising:imaging a target with a hyperspectral imaging system in order to obtain imaging data;
pre-processing the obtained imaging data by spatial and spectral averaging;
selecting a number of endmembers to be determined from the pre-processed imaging data;
extracting the endmembers from the pre-processed imaging data based on vertex component analysis on the pre-processed imaging data and the selected number of endmembers, said endmembers defining an extremity of projections of the pre-processed imaging data in a subspace spanned by the endmembers; and
generating at least one abundance map of the selected number of endmembers in the pre-processed imaging data using a filter vector algorithm on the extracted endmembers and the imaging data.

US Pat. No. 10,478,070

ADJUSTABLE ANATOMY DISPLAY TABLE

Anatomage Inc., San Jose...

1. An imaging system comprising:a display configured to visualize an image of an anatomy in a 1:1 life size of a patient, wherein the display has long sides and short sides;
a base configured to support the display; and
an adjustable mechanism that mechanically couples the display to the base,
wherein the adjustable mechanism is configured to provide a plurality of adjustable positions of the display relative to the base,
wherein the plurality of adjustable positions include a horizontal position in which the long sides and short sides of the display are in parallel to a ground at a same height and an upright position in which a first short side and a second short side of the short sides of the display are in parallel to the ground at different heights.

US Pat. No. 10,478,058

SPECKLE REDUCTION IN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY IMAGES

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHN...

1. A computer-implemented method of enhancing an optical coherence tomography (OCT) image composed of a plurality of A-scans, each A-scan being indicative of a structure imaged in a predefined direction, the A-scans being grouped as one or more B-scans, the method comprising, for each A-scan:(a) defining a respective neighborhood comprising a set of A-scans surrounding said each A-scan, the set of A-scans forming a two-dimensional as viewed in the predefined direction;
(b) aligning the set of A-scans in the respective neighborhood to said each A-scan of the respective neighborhood;
(c) using the aligned A-scans to form a first matrix X, respective columns of the first matrix X being the aligned A-scans; and
(d) seeking a second matrix which minimizes a cost function indicative of the difference between the first matrix X and the second matrix, the second matrix being constrained to obey a complexity constraint.

US Pat. No. 10,478,051

ENDOSCOPIC INSTRUMENT

RICHARD WOLF GMBH, Knitt...

1. An endoscopic instrument with a flexible shank, the flexible shank comprising:two diametrically opposed joints; and
at least two segments connected to one another via the two diametrically opposed joints, wherein between axial face edges of the least two segments, which axial face edges are facing one another, a gap is present, wherein the gap runs in an angled manner at least once, wherein a width of the gap is constant along an entire extension of the gap in a non-angled position of the at least two segments, wherein the axial face edges of the segments which face one another, at least in a part region between the joints, run in a curved manner parallel to the axis at least once and/or comprise at least one angular bending, one of the axial face edges extending continuously from an area adjacent to one of the joints to an area adjacent to another one of the joints, another one of the axial face edges extending continuously from another area adjacent to the one of the joints to another area adjacent to the another one of the joints, wherein the one of the axial face edges is located at a constant distance from the another one of the axial face edges.

US Pat. No. 10,478,043

STICKY CLEANER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA NITOMS, ...

9. A sticky cleaner used for removing organic dirt deposited on an article surface,the sticky cleaner comprising a dirt-collecting member that collects the organic dirt upon contact with the article surface, wherein
the dirt-collecting member has a pressure-sensitive adhesive in an area that comes in contact with the article surface, and
in the area, the dirt-collecting member exhibits a triolein absorption of 2 mg or greater per cm2 area of the pressure-sensitive adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,478,042

BASKETS FOR USE IN A DISHWASHER APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A dishwasher appliance comprising:a tub defining a lateral direction, a transverse direction, and a vertical direction, the tub further defining a wash chamber;
a rack assembly disposed within the wash chamber, the rack assembly defining a wash compartment; and
a silverware basket disposed within the wash compartment, the silverware basket comprising:
a bottom wall;
a front wall extending from the bottom wall along the vertical direction;
a rear wall spaced apart from the front wall along the lateral direction, the rear wall extending from the bottom wall along the vertical direction;
a first sidewall extending from the bottom wall along the vertical direction, the first sidewall further extending between the front wall and the rear wall along the lateral direction;
a second sidewall extending from the bottom wall along the vertical direction and spaced apart from the first sidewall along the transverse direction, the second sidewall extending between the front wall and the rear wall along the lateral direction; and
a magnet disposed on the rear wall of the silverware basket such that the magnet is positioned between the bottom wall of the silverware basket and a bottom of the rack assembly,
wherein the silverware basket is removably mounted to the rack assembly via the magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,478,024

COMBINATION TOILET TRAINING SEAT AND STEP STOOL

GINSEY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A base comprising two handles, an underside, a backside, and an open side;a removable seat comprising a backed ring and a hinged ring connected by a hinge point, each having an inner opening; and
an internal bowl having an internal bowl lip;
wherein the removable seat is configured to be removably mounted atop the open side of the base; and
wherein the internal bowl is configured to be removably attachable to the removable seat at the inner opening by the internal bowl lip being secured between the backed ring and the hinged ring,
wherein the internal bowl further comprises a finger ring and a finger ring curve located on a front of the internal bowl;
the hinged ring further comprising a flange located on an underside of the hinged ring;
wherein the flange is configured to fit within the finger ring curve when the internal bowl is secured between the backed ring and the hinged ring.

US Pat. No. 10,478,019

SHOWER RODS

Croydex Limited, Andover...

5. A shower rod assembly for mounting between facing walls surfaces, the shower rod assembly comprising:a rod with two opposing ends,
an end bracket on each end of the rod, the end brackets each being directly connected to the respective facing wall; and
a pair of separate additional supports, each separate additional support being directly connected to the respective facing wall to supplement the connection between the end brackets on each end of the rod and the facing walls, the separate additional supports comprising caps that cover the junctions between each end of the rod and the facing walls once the shower rod assembly is mounted between the facing walls, the separate additional supports having adhesive surface parts contactable with the facing walls, wherein the separate additional supports surround each of the two opposing ends of the rod.

US Pat. No. 10,478,001

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPOSABLE GLOVE DISPENSING

Simple Innovations LLC, ...

1. A glove dispensing apparatus for retaining and donning gloves, the apparatus comprising:a glove attachment area configured on a platform, said platform having a left side and a right side,
wherein the glove attachment area comprises lips and indents for attaching and holding the cuff of one or more gloves thereto, respectively; and
wherein the one or more gloves have their cuffs folded to expose an inside portion of the cuff; and
wherein the one or more gloves have a bead, said bead of the one or more gloves rests proximate to indents on the glove attachment area; and
wherein the cuff of the glove is releasably attached over the lips of the glove attachment area.

US Pat. No. 10,477,986

FAN PLENUM ASSEMBLY AND ATTACHMENT IN A MERCHANDISER

Hussmann Corporation, Br...

1. A merchandiser comprisinga case defining a product display area, the case including a base and an air passageway extending from the base and in fluid communication with the product display area;
a plenum housing coupled to the case and substantially enclosing an end of the air passageway, the plenum housing defining an opening configured to receive a fan to direct air into the air passageway, and the plenum housing including a side wall having an elongated aperture with a major axis, the side wall having an edge oriented to engage a surface of the base;
a bearing coupled to the side wall and defining a pivot for the plenum housing, the bearing including a positioning element disposed within the aperture; and
a hinge pin rotatably coupled to the bearing and defining a pivot about which the plenum housing is rotatable,
wherein engagement of the positioning element with the aperture permits movement of the plenum housing relative to the bearing along the major axis to provide axial adjustment of the plenum housing while inhibiting rotational movement of the bearing relative to the plenum housing, and
wherein axial adjustment of the plenum housing along the major axis is configured to alter a position of the plenum housing relative to the surface such that the edge of the plenum housing engages the base to limit air infiltration from adjacent the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,477,954

ORAL CARE DEVICE

Olson IP Technologies, In...

1. An oral care device comprising:a body;
an oral care implement connected to the body;
an oral care byproduct cavity of the body;
an inlet in communication with the oral care byproduct cavity and permitting oral care byproducts to pass into the oral care byproduct cavity; and
an absorbent material in the oral care byproduct cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,477,944

HEATING SYSTEM FOR A COSMETIC MASK

ELC MANAGEMENT, LLC, Mel...

1. A kit comprising:A base, multiple heating packettes reposed in the base, and a power cable, wherein:
each heating packette comprises:
top and bottom panels having:
perimeter portions that are bonded together to form a reservoir between the two panels, the reservoir measuring 25 mm-150 mm by 25 mm-150 mm;
a fabric that is impregnated with a cosmetic or personal care preparation disposed in the reservoir; and
at least one heating element that is in physical contact with at least one of the panels, wherein the heating element:
is a continuous resistive electric path that has a positive terminal and a negative terminal located near the perimeter portion of that panel on which the heating element is located;
has a resistance between 1? and 15?, and is able to convert electrical energy into heat at a rate of 5 watts to 10 watts; and
comprises a positive thermal coefficient ink that is printed onto the exterior surface of the top or bottom panel; and
the power cable has two metal clips at one end, and a USB-type connector at the other end for connecting a power source to the positive and negative terminals of one of the heating packettes, wherein the voltage of the power source is in the range of 1.5 V to 12 V;
wherein the heating packette is configured with an integrated circuit that has programmed instructions, and the USB-type power cable is able to transfer data to and from the packette.

US Pat. No. 10,477,941

VOLATILE LIQUID APPLICATOR SYSTEMS AND FUME-FILTERING APPARATUSES

1. A volatile liquid applicator system, comprising:a body structure including a volatile liquid applicator and an air flow body including a filter; and
an electrical fan assembly associated with the air flow body, the electrical fan assembly configured to direct fumes associated with a volatile liquid away from a portion of the volatile liquid applicator and across the air filter,
wherein the air flow body includes a passageway extending through a portion of the air flow body from a position adjacent to the volatile liquid applicator to a position adjacent to the filter and configured to allow passage of the fumes associated with the volatile liquid applicator through the air flow body and across the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,477,927

RFID ENHANCED FIXTURING APPARATUS

1. A RFID enhanced fixturing apparatus comprising:a housing defining an interior space and comprising a trapezoidal cross-section, a first end, and an opposing second end, and is formed to include an aperture extending therethrough from the first end to said second end;
a first plurality of locking teeth disposed within said aperture;
a second plurality of locking teeth disposed within said aperture;
a flexible fabric strap comprising a first end attached to the housing, an opposing second end, and a pull tag attached to the second end; and
a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip coupled to the RFID enhanced fixturing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,477,919

TETHERED FLUID-FILLED CHAMBER WITH MULTIPLE TETHER CONFIGURATIONS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure for an article of footwear comprising:a barrier having a heel region, a midfoot region forward of the heel region, and a forefoot region forward of the midfoot region, the barrier including:
a first portion that includes a first outer surface of the barrier;
a second portion that includes a second outer surface of the barrier;
a first interior cavity and a second interior cavity between the first portion and the second portion; wherein the first interior cavity and the second interior cavity retain fluid;
wherein the barrier includes a bond that secures an inner surface of the first portion of the barrier to the second portion of the barrier and separates the first interior cavity and the second interior cavity;
an outsole secured to the second outer surface of the barrier; wherein the outsole includes:
a first outsole portion extending under the first interior cavity; and
a second outsole portion extending under the second interior cavity and separated from the first outsole portion by a gap, with the bond aligned with and overlying the gap such that the second outer surface is exposed between the first outsole portion and the second outsole portion at the bond.

US Pat. No. 10,477,904

INFANT-NURSING SAFETY GARMENT

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECH...

1. An infant-nursing safety apparel comprising:an item of clothing comprising a first armhole, a second armhole, and overlapping nursing panels, a waistline comprising a band positioned along a bottom of the nursing panels;
a receiving portion comprising
a breathable fabric,
a first attachment at a bottom section of the receiving portion adapted to be positioned and held in place by attachment to the item of clothing along the band;
second and third attachments on opposing sides of the receiving portion, wherein the second and third attachments are each adapted to be attached along a perimeter of the first armhole and the second armhole and supported by corresponding shoulders of the wearer; and
an opening formed at least partially by a top section of the receiving portion, wherein the receiving portion is further adapted to allow the wearer to hold an infant in a nursing position and adapted to form an infant support using a bottom middle of the receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,477,903

UPPER AND LOWER TORSO GARMENTS HAVING AN IMPROVED BAND

HBI Branded Apparel Enter...

1. A lower torso garment, comprising:a body comprising a pair of leg openings, a crotch portion between the leg openings and a waist opening;
a waist band connected to the body and positioned at the waist opening, the waist band comprising a folded fabric portion forming an inner layer and an outer layer surrounding an elastomeric band; and
the elastomeric band comprising a thermoplastic elastomer film and positioned between the inner and outer layers, the thermoplastic elastomer film comprising a styrenic block copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,477,899

ATOMIZER AND AEROSOL GENERATING APPARATUS

JOYETECH EUROPE HOLDING G...

1. An atomizer comprising a top cover, a bottom seat, and an atomizing assembly mounted between the top cover and the bottom seat, wherein the top cover comprises a mouthpiece and a liquid injection member mounted on one end of the mouthpiece, the atomizing assembly comprises a first pressing ring and a fixing member fixed on one end of the first pressing ring, the fixing member is sleeved on the liquid injection member, and the liquid injection member is able to move along an axial direction of the atomizer, to cause the liquid injection member separating apart from the first pressing ring for adding cigarette liquid, the atomizing assembly comprises an elastic member, the elastic member is sleeved on the liquid injection member, when the liquid injection member moves downwardly along the axial direction of the atomizer to compress the elastic member, the liquid injection member is separated apart from the first pressing ring for adding cigarette liquid, when the elastic member restores, the liquid injection member comes back to its original position and is sealed with the first pressing ring.

US Pat. No. 10,477,890

SMOKING DEVICE

Tyger Manufacturing LLC, ...

1. A device for consuming a smoking material comprising:a glass housing comprising a lower open end portion, an upper open end portion, and an inner portion;
a body comprising a rear body portion rotatable relative to said lower open end portion of said glass housing; and
an auger comprising a first end portion engaged with said rear body portion of said body and a second end portion extending within said inner portion of said glass housing to form a bowl area at said upper open end portion of said glass housing; said bowl area being bound by said upper open end portion of said glass housing and a terminal end of said second end portion of said auger adjacent to said bowl area; said auger, said glass housing extending from said lower open end portion to said upper open end portion, and said bowl area share a common central longitudinal axis; rotation of said body causes rotation of said auger causing the smoking material within said glass housing to move toward said bowl area; further rotation of said body causes said auger to expel the smoking material from said upper open end portion of said glass housing.

US Pat. No. 10,477,889

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR A PARTICULATE FILTRATION

1. A glassware apparatus comprising:a water pipe of single-piece construction having a mouth piece in fluid communication with a compact chamber of the water pipe,
the water pipe comprising:
a cylinder inbuilt within the water pipe, wherein the cylinder comprises a flat surface on
a first end and an open duct on a second end, the cylinder formed concentrically within
a circumference of the water pipe, each the water pipe and the cylinder having a center in planar alignment;
an aperture in fluid communication with a smoke inlet tube, the smoke inlet tube having a volatizing chamber mount, the volatizing chamber mount disposed in a plane lower than a plane of the mouth piece;
a secondary wall of the cylinder disposed in parallel with a primary wall of the water pipe defining the compact chamber between the primary wall and the secondary wall;
a fritted porous glass filter disposed within a void between an underside of the flat surface of the first end of the cylinder and a base of the water pipe, the base disposed at a bottom end of the water pipe opposite the mouth piece; and
a liquid disposed between the fritted porous glass filter and the base of the water pipe;
wherein the glassware apparatus further comprises a volatizing chamber removably coupled to the water pipe via the volatizing chamber mount such that the volatizing chamber is in fluid communication with the volatizing chamber mount.

US Pat. No. 10,477,882

VEGAN MEAT REPLACEMENT FOOD PRODUCT

1. A method for producing a vegan meat replacement food product, comprising the steps of:mixing konjac flour and water in a ratio of 1-part konjac flour to about 20-40 parts water,
adding a non-soy vegetable protein comprising pea protein powder to the konjac flour and water mixture in a ratio of one part of the konjac and water mixture to 4 or 5 parts non-soy vegetable protein;
adding fenugreek powder to form a mixture, wherein the fenugreek powder is at a level of 1-2% by weight of the mixture;
applying heat and pressure to the mixture, and
extruding and shaping the mixture to form a vegan meat replacement product, wherein the fenugreek facilitates the binding of the non-soy vegetable protein to the konjac flour.

US Pat. No. 10,477,861

EMANATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE

1. A method of operating an emanation system, comprising the steps of:attaching a substrate to a surface, the substrate including a first substrate and a secondary substrate attached to the first substrate;
selecting an air treatment material including a fragrance having a first efficacy time period and an active ingredient having a second efficacy time period;
aligning a nozzle of a dispensing device containing the air treatment material with the substrate; and
actuating the dispensing device to spray an amount of the air treatment material onto at least a portion of the substrate,
wherein the second efficacy time period is longer than the first efficacy time period, and
wherein the secondary substrate is positioned to catch run-off from the amount of air treatment material sprayed onto the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,477,858

HUNTING DEVICE WITH PIVOTING FAN OR DECOY SUPPORT AND GUN MOUNT

1. A hunting device, comprising:a handle configured to allow a hunter to hold the hunting device with one hand;
a decoy support, configured to hold a decoy, connected to the handle so that a movement of the handle causes a corresponding movement of the decoy support; and
a gun mount comprising a movable joint, wherein the movable joint is connected to the handle to allow the decoy to move in a first direction through the use of the handle while a gun is simultaneously moved in a second direction, different from the first direction, through the use of the gun mount;
wherein the gun mount further comprises a clamp that passes through a side of a halfpipe and configured to fixedly retains the gun stock or the gun barrel in the gun mount.

US Pat. No. 10,477,852

METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF HORSESHOES

Travel and Trade BVBA, S...

6. A method of upgrading a horseshoe having a support surface to be attached directly to a hoof of an ungulate and an exposed ground-facing surface to be contacting a ground surface when attached to the hoof, the method comprising the steps of:adding a first groove on the support surface and a second groove opposite the first groove on the ground-facing surface on a bridge of the horseshoe, the horseshoe not originally having the first groove on the support surface or the second groove on the ground-facing surface, the first groove extending across the bridge from an inner circumference to an outer circumference of the horseshoe and the second groove extending across the bridge, the horseshoe being composed of a metal;
responsive to the adding the first and second grooves, fitting the horseshoe as a single, unitary piece to the hoof;
responsive to the fitting, deepening the first groove in the support surface while the horseshoe is unattached to the hoof, by partially cutting or sawing the horseshoe starting at or along the first groove across a width of the bridge without cutting completely through the bridge such that the horseshoe remains a single, unitary piece;
responsive to the deepening, nailing the support surface to the hoof such that a sole of the hoof remains uncovered by the attached horseshoe after the attaching; and
responsive to the nailing, sawing or cutting the horseshoe starting at or along the second groove and then completely through the deepened first groove while the horseshoe remains nailed to the hoof and the sole remains uncovered by the attached horseshoe to divide the single, unitary piece into two separate parts, thereby permitting lateral and medial movement of the hoof along the ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,477,838

PET CHEW TOY FOR DENTAL SELF-CLEANING BY DOMESTIC PETS

1. A chew toy for pet dental hygiene, comprising:a) a central chewing member,
comprising:
i) at least two U-shaped grooves that comprise, on at least a portion of all internal surfaces of said at least two U-shaped grooves, a plurality of protruding scrubbing elements;
a) wherein said at least two U-shaped grooves generally define said central chewing member with a first and second end;
b) further wherein said at least two U-shaped grooves are arranged parallel to each other and perpendicular, at said second end, to an at least one bottom stabilizing portion;
c) further wherein said at least two U-shaped grooves are each substantially the length of said central chewing member;
d) further wherein said at least two U-shaped grooves are positioned on opposing sides of said central chewing member;
e) further wherein each said at least two U-shaped grooves is generally U-shaped in cross section across said central chewing member;
ii) a plurality of nub shaped elements positioned on an outside surface of said central chewing member,
iii) at least one central aperture in said first end of said central chewing member and an at least one longitudinal cavity that begins at said aperture and runs at least a portion of the length of said central chewing member;
iv) at least one dispensing hole communicating between said at least one longitudinal cavity and said at least two U-shaped grooves, wherein said at least one dispensing hole is perpendicular to said at least one longitudinal cavity;
b) said at least one bottom stabilizing portion, comprising:
i) at least one substantially flat projection that stabilizes said chew toy when in use;
ii) wherein said at least one projection is perpendicular to said central chewing member;
iii) wherein said at least one bottom stabilizing portion is configured to stabilize said chew toy in an upright position; and
wherein said chew toy is a unitary structure made of non-toxic material.

US Pat. No. 10,477,834

GRAZING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pasturebird, Inc., Murri...

1. A grazing system comprising:a poultry enclosure for containing poultry that extends generally across a side of a field, the field comprising a grazing field for one or both of poultry and livestock, the poultry enclosure comprising:
two side walls including a first side walls and a second side wall extending generally across the side of the field,
a third wall coupled to the first side wall and the second side wall that connects the two side walls, and
a fourth wall coupled to the first side wall and the second side wall, opposite the third wall, that connects the two side walls to form the poultry enclosure, wherein the poultry enclosure moves one or both of linearly and laterally over the field;
a motor; and
one or more processors configured by machine readable instructions to actuate the motor causing the poultry enclosure to move at least partially over the field, wherein actuation of the motor is programmatic such that movement of the poultry enclosure over the field is initiated via the machine readable instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,477,828

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR APPLYING DISINFECTANT TO THE TEATS OF DAIRY LIVESTOCK

Technologies Holdings Cor...

1. A method for applying disinfectant to the teats of a dairy livestock, comprising:moving a robotic arm along a track in relation to a rotary milking platform housing a dairy livestock and independent of any physical coupling between the robotic arm and the rotary milking platform, wherein the rotary milking platform has a substantially circular perimeter, the track is positioned outside the perimeter of the rotary milking platform, at least a portion of the track is straight and offset in relation to the rotary milking platform, and the robotic arm comprises:
an arm member operable to pivot about an axis that is parallel to the track; and
a spray tool attached to one end of the arm member;
extending the robotic arm between the hind legs of the dairy livestock while the rotary milking platform rotates such that the spray tool is located at a spray position from which it may discharge disinfectant to the teats of the dairy livestock.

US Pat. No. 10,477,780

MULTIPLE CELL TRAY WITH MEDIA PLUGS

HGCI, Inc., Las Vegas, N...

1. A multiple cell horticulture propagation tray arranged in rows of star-shaped cells forming a substantially rectangular shaped tray having the cells formed therein, combined with inserted cylindrically shaped growing media plugs comprising peat moss with an amount of biochar, and enveloped to retain moisture within the growing media plugs, wherein each of the cells comprise a cup having a top rim and a bottom perimeter and flutes running from the top rim to the bottom perimeter comprising inwardly radiused indentations that reduce an amount of interior space within the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,477,777

AGRO- AND GEOTEXTILES

Beaulieu International Gr...

1. Apparatus comprising:an agro- or geotextile (1),
wherein the agro- or geotextile further comprises:
i) a carrier (2); and
ii) an electric network (3) of one or more lighting units (4, 18),
wherein said electric network (3) of one or more lighting units (4, 18) is provided on a surface (5) of said carrier (2).

US Pat. No. 10,477,773

CROP HARVESTER HEADER TRAILER

5. A trailer for transporting an elongated crop harvesting header after it has been separated from a transport vehicle, comprising:an elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means, having a forward end and a rearward end;
said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means having a length sufficient to have the elongated crop harvesting header positioned thereon;
a front wheel assembly positioned at said forward end of said frame means;
said front wheel assembly including:
(a) a housing having a first side, a second side, a forward end, a rearward end, and an upper end;
(b) a horizontally disposed first axle rotatably extending from said first side of said housing;
(c) a horizontally disposed second axle rotatably extending from said second side of said housing;
(d) an elongated tongue having a forward end and a rearward end;
(e) said rearward end of said elongated tongue being pivotally secured to said housing about a horizontal axis;
(f) a first wheel mounted on said first axle;
(g) a second wheel mounted on said second axle;
(h) a hitch ball secured to said housing which extends upwardly from said upper end of said housing;
a gooseneck hitch structure including:
(a) an upstanding post having an upper end and a lower end;
(b) a ball king pin receiving assembly secured to said lower end of said upstanding post;
(c) said ball king receiving assembly configured to have said hitch ball of said front wheel assembly movably received therein;
(d) an elongated first frame member having a forward end and a rearward end;
(e) said forward end of said elongated first frame member of said gooseneck hitch structure being secured to said upper end of said upstanding post of said gooseneck hitch structure so as to extend rearwardly therefrom;
(f) an elongated and inclined second frame member having an upper forward end and a lower rearward end;
(g) said upper forward end of said second frame member of said gooseneck hitch structure being secured to said rearward end of said first frame member of said gooseneck hitch structure so as to extend downwardly and rearwardly from said first frame member of said gooseneck hitch structure;
(h) an elongated and transversely extending and horizontally disposed beam, having first and second ends, secured to said lower rearward end of said second frame member of said gooseneck hitch structure;
said forward end of said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means being selectively hingedly secured, about a horizontal axis, to said first and second ends of said elongated and transversely extending and horizontally disposed beam between a lower loading position and an upper transport position;
a first locking means for selectively locking said forward end of said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means in said transport position;
the connection of said ball king pin receiving assembly at said lower end of said post of said gooseneck hitch structure with said hitch ball extending upwardly from said housing of front wheel assembly permitting said gooseneck hitch structure to pivotally move rearwardly and downwardly as said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means is moved from said transport position to said loading position and vice versa without pivotally moving said housing and said tongue;
a first hydraulic cylinder extending between said gooseneck hitch structure and said forward end of said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame member for selectively hingedly moving said forward end of said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means from said loading position to said transport position;
a rear wheel assembly positioned at said rearward end of said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means;
said rearward end of said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means being selectively movable between loading and transport positions with respect to said rear wheel assembly; and
a second locking means for selectively locking said rearward end of said elongated and generally horizontally disposed frame means in said transport position.

US Pat. No. 10,477,762

RESIDUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH A SELECTION DOOR FOR AN AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

8. An agricultural vehicle, comprising:a chassis;
a cleaning system carried by the chassis and including a cleaning fan;
a chopper carried by the chassis; and
a residue management system carried by the chassis rearwardly of the cleaning system and the chopper, the residue management system comprising:
a straw hood defining a first rear opening and a second rear opening;
a windrow chute held adjacent to the first rear opening;
a spreader assembly held adjacent to the second rear opening;
a conveyor held within the straw hood and defining a conveyor axis of rotation; and
a selection door pivotably coupled to the straw hood and defining a pivot axis which is rearward and below the conveyor axis of rotation, the selection door configured to switch between a first position in which material from the conveyor is directed toward the first rear opening and a second position in which material from the conveyor is directed toward the second rear opening.
US Pat. No. 10,477,802

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF CORN VARIETY CV663768

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of corn variety CV663768, wherein representative seeds of corn variety CV663768 have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125227.
US Pat. No. 10,477,808

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH341109

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH341109, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV681190 with a second plant of variety CV132428, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV681190 and CV132428 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-125236 and PTA-121108, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,477,813

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH401605

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH401605, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV079395 with a second plant of variety CV056579, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV079395 and CV056579 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-123515 and PTA-123062, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,479,869

ELASTOMER COMPOSITES, BLENDS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING SAME

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A process for producing an elastomeric composition containing a filler, the process comprising:preparing an elastomer composite comprising natural rubber and a first filler loading of carbonaceous aggregated filler having an STSA of at least 120 m2/g, the first filler loading being greater than 55 phr, by a wet masterbatch method; and
blending the elastomer composite with a second elastomer material comprising an elastomer and optional particulate filler to produce an elastomer composite blend having a second filler loading, the second filler loading being at least about 5 phr lower than the first filler loading, wherein M300/M100 of a vulcanizate of the elastomer composite blend is at least 0.5 higher than M300/M100 for a vulcanized elastomer composite of the same composition but prepared according to CTV Comparative Method 1.
US Pat. No. 10,477,818

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PTJB40

MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 5PTJB40, wherein a sample of seed of said variety has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-126131.
US Pat. No. 10,477,821

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01067769

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01067769, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125776.
US Pat. No. 10,477,824

COTTON VARIETY PX339042W3FE

Phytogen Seed Company, LL...

1. A seed of cotton variety designated PX339042W3FE, or a regenerable part thereof, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-123651 on Nov. 15, 2016.
US Pat. No. 10,478,854

METHOD FOR MAKING GYPSUM PANEL

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LL...

1. A method of making a gypsum panel, comprising:depositing an aqueous liquid comprising a wetting agent onto a first surface of a first uncoated fiberglass mat, such that the aqueous liquid penetrates an entire thickness of the first uncoated fiberglass mat;
depositing a gypsum slurry onto the first surface of the first fiberglass mat onto which the aqueous liquid has been deposited, such that the gypsum slurry penetrates at least a portion of the first fiberglass mat; and
allowing the gypsum slurry to set to form a gypsum core.
US Pat. No. 10,479,882

ROTATIONAL MOLDABLE COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLYETHYLENE, AND A BLEND OF A PIGMENT AND A POLYETHYLENE COPOLYMER

TEKNOR APEX COMPANY, Paw...

1. A physical, dry color composition, comprising:a mixture of a preblend of a pigment-polyethylene copolymer, and polyethylene;
said pigment-copolymer preblend derived from about 0.06 to about 0.90 parts by weight of one or more pigments and about 1 part by weight of one or more polyethylene-?-olefin copolymers, said amounts based upon about 100 parts by weight of said polyethylene.
US Pat. No. 10,479,891

THREE METHODS TO PROCESS TRINIDAD NATURAL ASPHALT

1. An asphaltic road paving product made by the process comprising:obtaining Trinidad natural asphalt or refined Trinidad lake asphalt, disposing said asphalt into a vessel and mixing said asphalt with 2-3% by weight of water to form discrete pellets having a size between 1-10 mm; stabilizing said discrete pellets by removing water from said discrete pellets by subjecting said discrete pellets to air at a temperature between 50-100° C. for 3-5 minutes to minimize the loss of maltene-content in the asphalt resulting in providing a non-flowing and non-coalescing pellets which contain no additives.
US Pat. No. 10,479,896

ANTI-CORROSION AND/OR PASSIVATION COMPOSITIONS FOR METAL-CONTAINING SUBSTRATES AND METHODS FOR MAKING, ENHANCING, AND APPLYING THE SAME

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A method of disposing a corrosion resistant coating to a substrate, comprising:forming the corrosion resistant coating by combining a corrosion inhibition composition and an application vehicle; and
applying the corrosion resistant coating to the substrate,
wherein the corrosion inhibition composition comprises a zinc oxide, a zinc phosphate, a calcium silicate, an aluminum phosphate, a zinc calcium strontium aluminum orthophosphate silicate hydrate, a molybdate compound, a silicate compound, and a zinc phthalate compound.
US Pat. No. 10,483,011

CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITION, CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITION PRODUCTION METHOD, ANTI-STATIC RESIN COMPOSITION AND ANTISTATIC RESIN FILM

SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LT...

1. A method for producing a conductive composition comprising:(a) a ?-conjugated conductive polymer,
(b) a polyanion with which the ?-conjugated conductive polymer is doped, and
(c) a reaction product of an oxirane group and/or oxetane group-containing organic compound and an anion, the anion being non-doped with the ?-conjugated conductive polymer (a) in anions in the polyanion with which the ?-conjugated conductive polymer (a) is doped,
wherein the conductive composition is dispersed in a solvent containing a first organic solvent and water,
the method comprising:
adding the oxirane group and/or oxetane group-containing organic compound with a second organic solvent to a water dispersion of the ?-conjugated conductive polymer and the polyanion with which the polymer is doped,
reacting the polyanion and the oxirane group and/or oxetane group-containing organic compound with the anion being non-doped with the ?-conjugated conductive polymer,
collecting the conductive composition precipitated thereby,
adding the solvent containing the first organic solvent and water to the collected conductive composition,
separating the solvent including the collected conductive composition into an organic phase and an aqueous phase, and
extracting the aqueous phase.
US Pat. No. 10,478,411

TREATMENT OF INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTATIC DISEASES

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of treating primary sclerosing cholangitis by administering seladelpar or a salt thereof, where the daily dose of seladelpar or a salt thereof is 5 mg, when the dose is calculated as seladelpar.
US Pat. No. 10,479,951

CATALYST FOR DESULFURIZATION, METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME, AND DESULFURIZATION METHOD USING THE SAME

1. A catalyst for desulfurization, comprising:(a) an oxide selected from the group consisting of SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, TiO2, MgO, MnO, CaO, Na2O, K2O and P2O3;
(b) a metal selected from the group consisting of Li, Cr, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, Sr, Cd and Pb; and
(c) a liquid compound selected from the group consisting of sodium tetraborate (Na2B4O7.10H2O), sodium hydroxide (NaOH), sodium silicate (Na2SiO3) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2),
wherein the oxide, the metal and the liquid compound are formed into a metal chelate compound.
US Pat. No. 10,479,973

SMALL VOLUME BIOREACTORS WITH SUBSTANTIALLY CONSTANT WORKING VOLUMES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Massachuesetts Institute ...

1. A method of operating a bioreactor, comprising:performing for a period of time, within the bioreactor, a biochemical reaction in which at least one eukaryotic cell is grown within a liquid medium having a volume of less than about 50 milliliters, wherein the bioreactor comprises an online sensor that is in contact with the liquid medium for monitoring viability of the at least one eukaryotic cell, a gas inlet conduit and a gas outlet conduit connected to the bioreactor, and a gas bypass conduit that connects the gas inlet conduit and the gas outlet conduit, wherein the gas bypass conduit is external to the bioreactor, and wherein, during the period of time, a pressure gradient is applied to an inlet of the bioreactor using a pump and/or to an outlet of the bioreactor using a syringe;
adding a first volume of liquid to the liquid medium in the bioreactor during the period of time;
removing a second volume of liquid from the liquid medium in the bioreactor during the period of time; and
monitoring the volume of the liquid within the bioreactor during the period of time;
wherein:
during at least about 80% of the period of time, the total volume of liquid within the bioreactor does not fluctuate by more than about 20% from an average of the volume of liquid within the bioreactor; and
over the entire period of time, the osmolarity of liquid within the bioreactor is maintained within a range of from about 200 osmoles per kilogram of the liquid to about 600 osmoles per kilogram of the liquid.
US Pat. No. 10,479,721

USE OF MGO, ZNO, AND RARE EARTH OXIDES FOR MAKING IMPROVED LOW DIELECTRIC FIBERS WITH IMPROVED LOW THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT FOR HIGH BORON ALUMINOSILICATE COMPOSITIONS

1. A glass composition suitable for fiber forming comprising:SiO2 in an amount from 50 to 55 weight percent;
B2O3 in an amount from greater than 20 to 25 weight percent;
Al2O3 in an amount from greater than 14 to 19 weight percent;
MgO in an amount from 0 to 8.5 weight percent;
ZnO in an amount from 0 to 7.5 weight percent;
CaO in an amount from 0 to 6 weight percent;
Li2O in an amount from 0 to 1.5 weight percent;
F2 in an amount greater than 0 to 1.5 weight percent;
Na2O in an amount from 0 to 1 weight percent;
Fe2O3 in an amount from 0 to 1 weight percent;
TiO2 in an amount greater than 0 to 1 weight percent; and
one or more rare earth oxides (RE2O3) in an amount from 0 to 8 weight percent total,
wherein the composition is substantially free of SrO.
US Pat. No. 10,479,982

ENGINEERED CRISPR-CAS9 NUCLEASES WITH ALTERED PAM SPECIFICITY

The General Hospital Corp...

1. An isolated variant Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpCas9) protein, comprising an amino acid sequence that has at least 90% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 1, with a mutation at G1218 and optionally at one or more of the following positions: G1104, S1109, L1111, E1219, D1135, N1317, R1335, T1337, wherein the isolated variant SpCas9 protein can interact with a guide RNA and a target DNA.
US Pat. No. 10,478,446

COMPOUNDS FOR USE IN POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE

FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAF...

1. A method of treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising 2-deoxyglucose (2DG).
US Pat. No. 10,479,985

CELLULASE HAVING IMPROVED ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY

HUBEI UNIVERSITY, Wuhan ...

1. A cellulase having a modified amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or a modified amino acid sequence with at least 80% sequence identity of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the modification is a substitution of methionine at position 120 or a corresponding position with asparagine.
US Pat. No. 10,479,987

THROMBIN SOLUTION AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Omrix Biopharmaceuticals ...

1. A solid composition comprising thrombin, obtained by lyophilization of an aqueous thrombin solution, the method comprising:providing the aqueous thrombin solution comprising about 1 to less than about 4.6% w/v of a single saccharide or sugar alcohol; at least 0.7 to lower than about 1.75% w/v sodium chloride; about 0.2 to about 3% w/v albumin; calcium chloride; and sodium acetate, wherein the aqueous thrombin solution is devoid of polyethylene glycol; and lyophilizing the aqueous thrombin solution, wherein a height of the aqueous thrombin solution in a lyophilization vessel is in the range of 6 mm to 10 mm, and wherein a total lyophilization time is no greater than about 35 hours;
wherein the obtained solid composition is devoid of polyethylene glycol, comprises thrombin, a single saccharide or sugar alcohol, and sodium chloride, and wherein the solid composition has a water content of less than 3%, by total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,483,589

LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A lithium-ion secondary battery comprising:a cathode comprising an electrode material, the electrode material comprising
electrode active material particles represented by a formula:
LixAyDzPO4  in which A represents at least one selected from the group consisting of Co, Mn, Ni, Fe, Cu, and Cr, D represents at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, S, Sr, Ba, Ti, Zn, B, Al, Ga, In, Si, Ge, Sc, Y, and rare earth elements, 0 and wherein the electrolytic solution comprises 0.1% by mass or less of additives for stabilizing a coating formed on a surface of the anode.
US Pat. No. 10,479,997

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of determining if a subject afflicted with prostate cancer will respond to therapeutic treatment with a PRMT5 inhibitor comprising(a) evaluating a test sample obtained from the subject for TMPRSS2:ERG positivity by at least detecting of the methylation of R761 of the Androgen Receptor, wherein TMPRSS2:ERG positivity indicates that the subject will respond to therapeutic treatment with a PRMT5 inhibitor;
(b) determining the level and/or activity of PRMT5 in the subject, wherein (a) and (b) can be performed in any order; and (c) administering a therapeutically effective amount of a PRMT5 inhibitor to the subject, wherein the PRMT5 inhibitor is selected from the group consisting of a RNAi agent, a CRISPR, a TALEN, a zinc finger nuclease, an mRNA, an antibody or derivative thereof, an antibody-drug conjugate, a chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CART) or a low molecular weight compound.
US Pat. No. 10,479,998

RNA INTERFERENCE-BASED THERAPEUTIC AGAINST ANTHRAX

Texas Tech University Sys...

1. A method of treating an anthrax infection in a subject in need of such treatment wherein an siRNA is provided to a subject that targets the cell surface expression of a Tumor Endothelial Marker 8 (TEM8) and a capillary morphogenesis protein 2 (CMG2) cell surface protein; wherein the siRNA are administered to said subject in a quantity effective to reduce anthrax toxin binding to cells in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,479,999

ENGINEERED SHELL PROTEINS FOR MICROCOMPARTMENT SHELL ELECTRON TRANSFER AND CATALYSIS

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A bacterial microcompartment comprising a S55C-modified BMC-T1 polypeptide with a cysteine at position 55 and with at least 97% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:3.
US Pat. No. 10,478,463

EXTERNAL-USE MEDICAMENT FOR CLEANING AND CARE OF THE OVARIES, VAGINA, AND VULVA

1. An external-use composition effective for cleaning and caring for ovaries, vagina and vulva, wherein the external-use composition effectively inhibits or prevents repeated infection of the ovaries, the composition comprising therapeutically effective amounts of the following, by parts by weight of the composition:propolis extract in an amount of 1 to 10 parts by weight,
zedoary oil in an amount of 5 to 10 parts by weight, and
mint leaf filtrate in an amount of 50 to 100 parts by weight,
wherein the external-use composition is a medical liquid composition prepared by a method comprising:
preparing the propolis extract, including: loading raw propolis into a CO2 extraction tank and circularly adding CO2 liquid to perform extraction with an extraction temperature of 15 to 30° C., an extraction pressure of 8 to 10 MPa, and extraction time of 1 to 2 hours, to obtain the propolis extract, a propolis content of which is 1% to 3% of amount of the raw propolis;
preparing the zedoary oil, including: directly loading zedoary seeds into a CO2 extraction tank and circularly adding CO2 liquid to perform extraction with an extraction temperature of 20 to 30° C., an extraction pressure of 2 to 7 MPa, and extraction time of 1 to 2 hours, to obtain zedoary oil extract containing a plant zedoary ketone ingredient;
preparing the mint leaf filtrate, including: mixing fresh mint leafs with pure water in a weight ratio of 1:2 to 1:3, breaking the fresh mint leafs in water mechanically into pieces, adding medical ethanol of 0.1 to 0.2 times by weight, soaking for 10 to 15 hours, and filtrating with a 200 mesh screen to remove precipitates to obtain the mint leaf filtrate;
dissolving the propolis extract, the zedoary oil extract and the mint leaf filtrate, in accordance with requirements of the formula composition, into medical ethanol of 0.1 to 0.3 times by weight of the active ingredients, and mixing them, and then removing by freezing and centrifugation, precipitates under the following conditions: at a frozen temperature of 0° C. to 4° C. and at a centrifugal rotation speed of 3000 rpm to 4000 rpm, for a duration of 10 to 20 minutes, and then separating centrifugate by an acoustic membrane separator to obtain a medical liquid with a molecular weight less than 10000D,
obtaining the external-use composition, and
optionally bottling or bagging the external-use composition.
US Pat. No. 10,480,004

BRASSICA PLANT COMPRISING A MUTANT ALCATRAZ ALLELE

BASF AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIO...

1. A Brassica napus plant, or a cell, part, seed or progeny thereof, comprising two non-naturally occurring full knock-out alc genes, wherein one non-naturally occurring full knock-out alc gene is a mutated version of the native ALC gene comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3 or encoding an amino acid sequence comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 9; and wherein one non-naturally occurring full knock-out alc gene is a mutated version of the native ALC gene comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 4 or encoding an amino acid sequence comprising at least 98% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 10;wherein said full knock-out mutant alc gene comprises a mutated DNA region consisting of one or more inserted, deleted or substituted nucleotides compared to a corresponding wild-type DNA region in the functional ALC gene and wherein said mutant alc allele does not encode a functional ALC protein,
wherein the podshatter resistance is increased as compared to the podshatter resistance of a corresponding plant not comprising full knock-out alc genes.
US Pat. No. 10,479,754

SYNTHESIS OF METHACRYLIC ACID FROM METHACROLEIN-BASED ALKYL METHACRYLATE

Roehm GmbH, Darmstadt (D...

1. A process for preparing at least one alkyl methacrylate and methacrylic acid, the process comprising in the following order:a) synthesizing methacrolein in a reactor I,
b) carrying out oxidative esterification of the methacrolein with an alcohol and oxygen to give an alkyl methacrylate in a reactor II and
e) reacting at least a portion of the alkyl methacrylate with water to give methacrylic acid in a reactor III.
US Pat. No. 10,480,011

RECOMBINANT AAV VARIANTS AND USES THEREOF

University of Massachuset...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated viral particle comprising an adeno-associated virus capsid and at least one heterologous transgene, wherein the adeno-associated virus capsid comprises a protein comprising an amino acid sequence selected from any one of SEQ ID NOs: 54 to 61.
US Pat. No. 10,483,606

TEMPERATURE-CONTROL DEVICE FOR A BATTERY SYSTEM

1. A temperature control device for a battery system, said temperature-control device comprising:a cuboid-shaped hollow body having a liquid space therein with at least one connection device configured to supply a separately temperature-controlled fluid to the liquid space and at least one connection device configured to discharge the separately temperature-controlled fluid,
the body having therein a plurality of regularly arranged and identically formed openings extending from a first body surface to a second body surface,
wherein each opening accommodates therein a respective cylindrical battery cell in a fluid-tight connection so that the fluid space in the hollow body is fluid-tight, and
wherein the hollow body, excluding the cell head and the cell bottom, extends over a height h of >20 to <100% of the total height H of the battery system.
US Pat. No. 10,479,759

SYNTHETIC METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PROPYLENE AMMOXIDATION CATALYSTS

Clariant Corporation, Lo...

1. A process for producing a catalyst material, the catalyst material comprisinga metal oxide catalyst in an amount in the range of at least about 25 wt %, the metal oxide catalyst having the formula MoxBiyFezAaBbCcDdOv, wherein
x is in the range of 10 to 14;
y is in the range of 0.05 to 5;
z is in the range of 0.2 to 5;
A is at least one element selected from Ni and Co;
a is in the range of 1 to 10;
B is at least one element selected from the lanthanides, Mg, Cr, Mn, Zn and Ca;
b is in the range of 0.01 to 6;
C is at least one element selected from W, Sn, V, Ti, Zr, Ga, Hf, Nb, Ta, In and Al;
c is in the range of 0 to 8;
D is at least one element selected from Li, Na, K, Rb and Cs;
d is in the range of 0.02 to 2; and
v is the number of oxygen atoms required to satisfy the valence requirements of the other component elements Mo, Bi, Fe, A, B, C, and D,the process comprising:providing a suspension or slurry of an inert carrier in a metal oxide precursor fluid, the inert carrier having an average particle size less than about 10 microns, the metal oxide precursor fluid comprising a solvent in admixture with a plurality of metal oxide precursors, the plurality of metal oxide precursors comprising at least
a molybdenum oxide precursor,
a bismuth oxide precursor, and
an iron oxide precursor,
wherein less than about 5 wt % of each of the molybdenum oxide precursor, the bismuth oxide precursor, and the iron oxide precursor is not dissolved in the solvent;
spray drying the suspension or slurry of the inert carrier in the metal oxide precursor fluid to obtain a spray-dried precursor material; and
heating the spray-dried precursor material to obtain the catalyst material.
US Pat. No. 10,479,764

2-METHYLENE-(22E)-25-HEXANOYL-24-OXO-26,27-CYCLO-22-DEHYDRO-19-NOR-VITAMIN D ANALOGS

WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH...

1. A method of treating psoriasis comprising administering to a subject with psoriasis an effective amount of 2-methylene-(22E)-25-hexanoyl-24-oxo-26,27-cyclo-22-dehydro-19-nor-1?-hydroxyvitamin D3.
US Pat. No. 10,483,619

MODIFIED NI—ZN FERRITES FOR RADIOFREQUENCY APPLICATIONS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A material for radiofrequency applications, the material comprising:a single-phase modified Ni—Zn ferrite formed from a base Ni—Zn ferrite, the single-phase modified Ni—Zn ferrite including elements Ni, Zn, Co, Fe, and O with a composition Ni0.5725Co0.0275Zn0.4Fe2O4, and having a spinel crystal structure and magnetic Q of greater than 100.
US Pat. No. 10,478,495

METHODS FOR TREATING CANCER USING NANOPARTICLE COMPLEXES OF PACLITAXEL, CETUXIMAB, AND ALBUMIN

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A method for treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and antibody-albumin nanoparticle complexes, said complexes comprising albumin, a cetuximab antibody, and paclitaxel, wherein the nanoparticle complexes have been, pre-formed in vitro by mixing aqueous albumin-paclitaxel nanoparticles with the antibody under conditions to form the nanoparticle complexes, such that the nanoparticle complexes have EGFR binding specificity, wherein the cancer expresses EGFR, and wherein the average diameter of said complexes is between 0.1 ?m and 1 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,481,071

WHITE BLOOD CELL ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD

Abbott Laboratories, Abb...

1. A hematology analyzer for conducting a white blood cell (WBC) differential analysis on a blood sample that contains a plurality of WBCs, the analyzer comprising:an excitation source positioned to excite particles within the blood sample;
a detector unit comprising a fluorescence detector positioned to measure fluorescence emitted from the excited blood sample; and
a processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable memory medium comprising instructions that cause the processor to:
excite the blood sample with the excitation source in a flow cell;
collect a plurality of fluorescence emission signals from the excited sample; and
prior to performing a WBC differential analysis, exclude nuclei-free events and retain nuclei-containing events using only a fluorescence trigger that is limited to fluorescence emission signals and is set to a fluorescence magnitude that is greater than fluorescence emission signals from RBCs, including RBC fragments, and is less than fluorescence emission signals from WBCs; and
perform the WBC differential analysis on the nuclei-containing events.
US Pat. No. 10,478,776

PROCESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF HEAVY METALS FROM FLUIDS

1. A process for the removal of heavy metals and/or dioxins from a fluid comprising heavy metals, the process comprisingbringing the fluid in contact in a fixed-bed adsorber with a mixture comprising, based on a total volume of particles in the mixture,
between 30% vol. and 60% vol. of separate, distinct particles of an activated carbon catalyst impregnated with sulfur,
between 30% vol. and 60% vol. of separate, distinct particles of an activated carbon catalyst impregnated with iron, and
between 5% vol. and 40% vol. of separate, distinct particles of a filler material, said particles of a filler material having a mean particle size, based on the average largest dimension—by number—of the particle, of more than 4 mm,
leaving the fluid in contact with the mixture,
allowing absorption of the heavy metals and/or dioxins onto the mixture to obtain a fluid with a depleted level of heavy metals and/or dioxins, and
evacuating the fluid with a depleted level of heavy metals and/or dioxins from the mixture,
wherein any individual particle of said activated carbon catalyst impregnated with sulfur is distinguishable from any individual particle of said activated carbon catalyst impregnated with iron at least on the basis of chemical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,478,523

COMPOSITION CONTAINING GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS AND PROTEINS

ChondroNest SA, Conthey ...

24. A composition comprising a first, second and third constituents, whereinthe first constituent is a glycosaminoglycan, a hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycan, a glycosamine, chemically modified or not or a blend of different glycosaminoglycans, hydrolysed glycosaminoglycans, glycosamines, chemically modified or not;
the second constituent is a protein, a peptide or a blend of different proteins or peptides; and
the third constituent is a polyhydroxyurethane (PHU) which is obtained by the covalent coupling of bis or poly cyclic carbonates (CC) and di or polyamines (PA) molecules,
wherein the ratio of the number of non polymerized, or covalently bound carbonate cyclic functions from CC monomers, PRE-CC and chemically modified first and second constituents, and the number of non polymerized, or covalently bound primary and secondary amine functions from PA monomers, the PRE-PA and the chemically modified first and second constituents are between 50 and 0.02.
US Pat. No. 10,479,815

PROTEIN PURIFICATION USING INTEIN-HYDROPHOBIN TAG AND ALCOHOL PRECIPITATION

1. A method of purifying a target protein, the method comprising:(a) preparing a cell culture supernatant comprising a fusion protein, wherein the fusion protein comprising:
(i) a target protein domain;
(ii) a self-cleaving intein;
(iii) at least one hydrophobin protein domain, wherein the intein is located between the target protein domain and the hydrophobin domain;
(b) adding a C1-C3 alcohol to the cell culture supernatant making a first alcohol solution;
(c) stirring the first alcohol solution forming a first stirred solution;
(d) centrifuging the first stirred solution forming a first precipitate and a first supernatant, wherein the first supernatant comprising the fusion protein;
(e) separating the first supernatant comprising the fusion protein;
(f) adding a C1-C3 alcohol to the first supernatant making the second alcohol solution;
(g) stirring the second alcohol solution forming a second stirred solution;
(h) centrifuging the second stirred solution forming a second supernatant and a second precipitate, wherein the second precipitate comprising the target protein; and
(i) separating the second precipitate comprising the target protein to yield a substantial amount of the purified target protein,
wherein the intein is Ssp DnaB mini-intein from Synechocystis,
wherein the volume fraction of C1-C3 alcohol added in making the first alcohol solution in step (b) is from about 50% (v/v) to about 75% (v/v), and
wherein the volume fraction of the C1-C3 alcohol added in making the second alcohol solution in step (f) is from about 50% (v/v) to about 66.66% (v/v).
US Pat. No. 10,479,824

SINGLE CHAIN FC POLYPEPTIDES

UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL, Brus...

1. An isolated monovalent polypeptide, comprising a single chain Fc polypeptide, and a monovalent binding domain;wherein the single chain Fc polypeptide N to C-terminal sequence is:
a first CH2 domain linked via its C-terminus to an N-terminus of a first CH3 domain, and the first CH3 domain is linked at its C-terminus via at least one amino acid linker comprising repeat units of GSGGS (SEQ ID NO:92), GGGGS (SEQ ID NO:93), and GGGS (SEQ ID NO94) to the N-terminus of a second CH2 domain and the second CH2 domain linked at its C-terminus to the N-terminus of a second CH3 domain;
wherein the single chain Fc polypeptide does not contain cysteine amino acid residues in a hinge region;
wherein Fc domains in the single chain Fc polypeptide consist of two CH2 domains and two CH3 domains, wherein the first CH2 domain is intra-molecularly dimerised with the second CH2 domain and the first CH3 domain is intra-molecularly dimerised with the second CH3 domain within the single chain Fc polypeptide;
wherein the two CH2 domains and the two CH3 domains form a functional Fc domain within the single chain Fc polypeptide via at least one linker of 15 to 50 or 30 to 130 amino acids in length, or combinations thereof; and
wherein the single chain Fc polypeptide is linked at its N terminus to one biologically active molecule that is a monovalent binding protein selected from the group consisting of scFv, Fab, Fab', VHH, and Fv,
with the proviso that when the single chain polypeptide Fc is linked to the biologically active molecule via a linker, the linker does not contain cysteine amino acid residues.
US Pat. No. 10,480,081

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISHWASHER

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. A method of manufacturing a dishwasher having an inner wall made of a stainless steel plate, comprising steps of:forming a first layer comprising zirconium oxide and silicon oxide on a surface of the inner wall at a heat treatment temperature of 200° C. or higher;
forming a second layer comprising an oxoacid on a surface of the first layer at a heat treatment temperature lower than the heat treatment temperature of the first layer; and
obtaining a thin-film layer comprising zirconium oxide and silicon oxide on the surface of the inner wall and having a contact angle of water of 20 degrees or less on the surface, after removing the second layer by using a washing method,
wherein the first layer contains the zirconium oxide in an amount of 80 mass % or more in terms of oxide and the silicon oxide in an amount of 1 mass % to 20 mass % in terms of oxide.
US Pat. No. 10,478,804

ACTIVATED CARBON MONOLITH CATALYST, METHODS FOR MAKING SAME, AND USES THEREOF

Applied Technology Limite...

1. A method for catalytic chemical reaction comprising contacting at least one reactant with an activated carbon monolith catalyst, wherein the catalytic chemical reaction comprises a hydrodesulfurization or a hydrodenitrogenation; and the activated carbon monolith catalyst comprises (a) a porous finished activated carbon monolith having walls defining at least one passage therethrough and comprising a supporting ceramic matrix and substantially discontinuous activated carbon particles dispersed throughout the supporting ceramic matrix, the walls having an exterior surface, depth, and passageways into the depth of the walls, and (b) at least one catalyst precursor on said porous finished activated carbon monolith, the at least one catalyst precursor applied to the porous finished activated carbon monolith and disposed on the exterior surface of the walls and within the passageways into the depth of the monolith walls of the porous finished activated carbon monolith, wherein the at least one catalyst precursor is catalytically active.
US Pat. No. 10,479,834

FC RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Dyax Corp., Lexington, M...

1. An isolated anti-neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) antibody comprising a light chain variable region (VL) and a heavy chain variable region (VH), wherein the antibody binds to human FcRn;wherein the VL comprises:
(i) a VL CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14;
(ii) a VL CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:15; and
(iii) a VL CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:12 or SEQ ID NO:13; and
wherein the VH comprises:
(i) a VH CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:22;
(ii) a VH CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:23; and
(iii) a VH CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:24.
US Pat. No. 10,477,788

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IDENTIFYING VERTICILLIUM WILT RESISTANT SUNFLOWER PLANTS

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A method of identifying a sunflower plant that displays resistance to Verticillium dahlia wilt, the method comprising the steps of: a) genotyping a population of sunflower plants, from a segregating population derived from sunflower variety CN8861R, with at least one sunflower genomic nucleic acid marker associated with an allele for Verticillium dahlia wilt resistance, wherein said allele comprises at least a first genetic marker genetically linked to a QTL that confers resistance to Verticillium dahlia wilt; b) selecting at least a first sunflower plant comprising the genetic marker and the QTL that confers resistance to Verticillium dahlia wilt; wherein the QTL maps to a position between the sequence represented by SNP marker DHAI005760 and SNP marker DHAI006271 which map to approximately 46.5 cM and 54.7 cM on the genetic map of the linkage group termed sunflower chromosome 10, and c) crossing the sunflower plant selected in step (b) with another sunflower plant; wherein selecting the first sunflower plant further comprises selecting the plant based on the presence of a plurality of genetic markers that map to a position between the sequence represented by SNP marker DHAI005760 and SNP marker DHAI006271 which map to approximately 46.5 cM and 54.7 cM on the genetic map of the linkage group termed sunflower chromosome 10, and wherein the genetic markers are selected from the group consisting of markers DHAI006271, DHAI000041, and DHAI005760, comprising a single nucleotide polymorphism of one of SEQ ID NOs:1-3.
US Pat. No. 10,477,794

CANOLA HYBRID CULTIVAR CL6665383H

Agrigenetics, Inc., Indi...

1. A seed of canola cultivar designated CL6665383H, wherein a representative sample of seed of each inbred parent of said cultivar was deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124519 and PTA-124518, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,479,849

LOW EMISSION PROPYLENE-BASED POLYMER RESINS

BRASKEM AMERICA, INC., P...

1. A propylene-based polymer resin comprising:a volatile organic compound content no greater than 125 ppm;
a semi-volatile organic compound content no greater than 500 ppm; and
a C36 oligomeric content no greater than 250 ppm, wherein the propylene-based polymer resin is produced utilizing a Ziegler-Natta catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,483,442

ADDITION CURABLE TYPE SILICONE RESIN COMPOSITION, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITION, AND OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. An addition curable type silicone resin composition which comprises:(a) an organopolysiloxane having two or more alkenyl groups bonded to a silicon atom(s) in one molecule, and having a viscosity at 25° C. of 50 to 100,000 mPa·s,
(b) an organopolysiloxane represented by the following average composition formula (1), and is a liquid having a viscosity at 25° C. of 1,000 mPa·s or more or a solid: an amount of the component (b) being more than 0 part by mass and less than 80 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of a total of the component (a) and the component (b),
(R1R22SiO1/2)m(R1R2SiO2/2)n(R22SiO2/2)p(R1SiO3/2)q(R2(OR3)SiO2/2)r(SiO4/2)s   (1)
wherein, R1 represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group which may contain an alkenyl group; R2 represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group which does not contain an alkenyl group, and 80% or more of the whole R2 is a methyl group; R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; “m”, “n”, “p”, “q”, “r”, and “s” are numbers satisfying m?0, n?0, p?0, q?0, r?0, s?0, and are numbers satisfying m+n>0, q+r+s>0, m+n+p+q+r+s=1,
(c) an organohydrogen polysiloxane represented by the following average composition formula (2), having two or more SiH bonds in one molecule, and having a viscosity at 25° C. of 1,000 mPa·s or less: in an amount that a number of the SiH bonds of the component (c) being 0.5 to 5.0-fold based on a total of a number of the alkenyl groups of the component (a) and the component (b),
R4aHbSiO(4-a-b)/2  (2)
wherein, R4 represents a monovalent hydrocarbon group which does not contain an alkenyl group, and 50% or more of the whole R4 is a methyl group; and “a” and “b” are numbers satisfying 0.7?a?2.1, 0.001?b?1.0, and 0.8?a+b?3.0,
(d) a platinum group metal catalyst: in an amount of 1 to 500 ppm in terms of a mass of metal atoms based on a total of the components (a) to (c), and
(e) a polyorganometallosiloxane containing an Si—O—Ce bond, and an Si—O—Ti bond, a Ce content of which is 50 to 5,000 ppm, a Ti content of which is 50 to 5,000 ppm, and having a viscosity at 25° C. of 10 to 10,000 mPa·s: in an amount of 0.01 to 5 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of a total of the components (a) to (d),
which cures by heating,
wherein a total light transmittance of a sheet having a thickness of 2 mm of a cured product of the composition at a wavelength of 400 nm of 80% or more, and a weight reduction ratio of the cured product after storage at 250° C. for 500 hours of within 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,484,975

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF MULTIPLE TIMING TRANSMISSION SCHEMES IN WIRELESS CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

6. A method for a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a configuration message for setting a transmission type of the terminal to a first transmission type, wherein the transmission type includes the first transmission type and a second transmission type which are determined based on a transmission time interval;
identifying whether a timing advance value of the terminal is smaller than a predetermined value;
monitoring control information associated with the first transmission type in a first search space, based on the timing advance value of the terminal being smaller than the predetermined value; and
monitoring control information associated with the second transmission type in a second search space, based on the timing advance value of the terminal being larger than the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,484,973

SEMI-PERSISTENT CSI FEEDBACK OVER PUSCH

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a user equipment for transmitting semi-persistent Channel State Information, SP CSI, on a physical uplink shared channel, PUSCH, the method comprising:receiving a configuring message, the configuring message configuring the user equipment with at least one SP CSI report configuration on the PUSCH, and the configuring message identifying a SP CSI reporting periodicity;
receiving physical layer control signaling identifying and activating the at least one SP CSI report configuration; and
transmitting a plurality of SP CSI reports, the reports being transmitted with the SP CSI reporting periodicity and according to the physical layer control signaling and the configuring message.

US Pat. No. 10,484,972

PUNCTURE RECOVERY AND RESOURCE RECLAIMING FOR MULTI-PRIORITY SCHEDULING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a first service for transmission of first service data to a UE during a first transmission time interval (TTI);
identifying a second service having a second TTI that is shorter than the first TTI for transmitting second service data;
transmitting a first transmission of the first service to the UE during the first TTI;
puncturing a first portion of the first transmission with a second transmission of the second service, a duration of the first portion corresponding to the second TTI; and
transmitting the first portion of the first transmission to the UE during a subsequent portion of the first TTI, wherein the first portion of the first transmission is transmitted during the subsequent portion of the first TTI concurrently with a second portion of the first transmission that is transmitted in the subsequent portion of the first TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,484,962

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SYSTEM INFORMATION AND PAGING IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

3. A terminal in a communication system, the terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller coupled with the transceiver and configured to:
receive information for an extended discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle for the terminal,
identify whether a length of an extended DRX cycle configured for the terminal is longer than a modification period, based on the information for the extended DRX,
control the transceiver to receive, from a base station, system information,
verify whether system information stored in the terminal is valid based on the received system information from the base station, based on that the length of the extended DRX cycle configured for the terminal is longer than the modification period, and
monitor a plurality of paging messages, during a time period configured for the terminal, in case that the length of the extended DRX cycle configured for the terminal is longer than the modification period.

US Pat. No. 10,484,956

TRANSMISSION TIMING ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method of transmission timing adjustment, comprising:sending, by user equipment (UE) to a base station, a random access preamble;
receiving, by the UE from the base station, a random access response that comprises a timing advance (TA) quantized value, wherein quantization precision of the TA quantized value is MTs, and a quantity of bits occupied by the TA quantized value is more than 11 bits, wherein M is a positive integer less than 16, and Ts has a value of 1/30.72 ?s;
determining, by the UE, a transmission timing adjustment amount according to the TA quantized value; and
performing, by the UE, uplink transmission timing adjustment according to the transmission timing adjustment amount.

US Pat. No. 10,484,953

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

15. A wireless communication method comprising:receiving, at a receiver, a physical layer (PHY) header including modulation scheme information from a first wireless communication device belonging to a first wireless communication network different from a second wireless communication network to which a self-device belongs; and
controlling, with circuitry, transmission power on a basis of information obtained in reception of the PHY header, wherein
the PHY header includes allowance signal information which allowance of another signal for signal reception in a first destination wireless communication device which is a destination of a frame subsequent to the PHY header is specified.

US Pat. No. 10,484,951

CONTROLLING ANTENNA OUTPUT POWER

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. An information handling device, comprising:one or more processors;
one or more antennas;
one or more proximity sensors disposed near the one or more antennas;
a communication element; and
a memory device that stores instructions executed by the one or more processors, the instructions being executable by the one or more processors to:
recognize a geographic location within which the information handling device is operating through wireless communication received via the communication element, said wireless communication including a code identifying the geographic location;
set a specific absorption rate (SAR) limit for the information handling device based on the code identifying the geographic location, wherein the SAR limit for the information handling device is modified for different geographic locations;
enabling a dynamic power reduction function of the information handling device, wherein the enabling comprises determining a frequency band the information handling device is communicating on and enabling the dynamic power reduction function when the frequency band would result in a SAR above the SAR limit, wherein the dynamic power reduction function is not enabled when the frequency band would not result in a SAR above the SAR limit, wherein the enabling a dynamic power reduction function is based upon a coexistence flag identified in a table, wherein a set coexistence flag indicates a frequency band that the dynamic power reduction function should be enabled;
identify, responsive to enabling the dynamic power reduction function, a power of electromagnetic energy transmitted by the one or more antennas with respect to a human body; and
modulate, based on the SAR limit and the identified power of electromagnetic energy, the dynamic power reduction function to modulate transmission power through the one or more antennas, wherein to modulate comprises dynamically modifying the transmission power through the antenna as the distance between the human body and the one or more antennas changes to adjust the SAR of the information handling device for the frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,484,950

METHOD OF POWER CONTROL FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for uplink transmission by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:obtaining information of an association between sounding reference signal (SRS) resource indication information and a plurality of power control parameters, the plurality of power control parameters comprising a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) initial target power, a pathloss, a pathloss compensation factor, and a transmit power command (TPC);
obtaining the SRS resource indication information;determining a value of the PUSCH initial target power, a value of the pathloss, a value of the pathloss compensation factor, and a value of the TPC based on the association and the obtained SRS resource indication information;determining a transmission power of a PUSCH in accordance with the value of the PUSCH initial target power, the value of the pathloss, the value of the pathloss compensation factor, and the value of the TPC; and
transmitting the PUSCH using the transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,484,949

UPLINK POWER CONTROL METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An uplink power control method, comprising:receiving configuration information of a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) from a base station, wherein the configuration information of the CSI-RS comprises reference signal port information and reference signal power information, wherein the reference signal power information comprises a difference between a transmitting power of the CSI-RS and a transmitting power of a common reference signal;
determining an antenna port to be measured based on the reference signal port information;
measuring a reference signal receiving power (RSRP) of the CSI-RS on the antenna port; and
determining a path loss according to the measured RSRP and the reference signal power information, wherein determining the path loss comprises determining that the path loss is equal to a value of subtracting the measured RSRP from a sum of the transmitting power of the common reference signal and the difference between the transmitting power of the CSI-RS and the transmitting power of the common reference signal;
wherein the configuration information further comprises identification bits for indicating a function of the reference signal port information, and when the identification bits indicate that the reference signal port information is used for channel state information measurement, the method further comprises measuring the channel state information on the antenna port indicated by the reference signal port information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,947

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a first memory;
a second memory; and
circuitry,
the first memory being configured to store therein first information that includes a cycle of collecting data from the wireless communication device by a management server,
the second memory being configured to store therein second information that includes a stored electric power amount in which remaining capacity changes according to operation of the wireless communication device,
the circuitry being configured to
determine whether the wireless communication device is able to continue operation by the stored electric power for a predetermined period, based on the first information stored in the first memory and the second information stored in the second memory,
execute a first operation pattern in which the data is transmitted and received between a second wireless communication device and the management server via the wireless communication device when it is determined that the wireless communication device is able to continue the operation by the stored electric power, and
execute a second operation pattern and a third operation pattern when it is determined that the wireless communication device is not able to continue the operation by the stored electric power, wherein
the second operation pattern is an operation pattern in which the wireless communication device moves into intermittent operation, and
the third operation pattern is an operation pattern in which the wireless communication device causes the second wireless communication device to change a first communication path to a second communication path, the first communication path being a path on which data is transmitted from the second wireless communication device to the management server via the wireless communication device, the second communication path being a path on which data is transmitted from the second wireless communication device to the management server without passing through the wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,946

METHOD OF REPORTING MEASUREMENT INFORMATION IN PACKET BASED ON CELLULAR SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving a first message indicating a discontinuous reception (DRX) period;
receiving a second message comprising a first value for a measurement information report parameter;
periodically performing measurement report operations based on a predetermined time period to transmit a plurality of measurement results, each of the measurement report operations comprising:
measuring channel condition according to the first value to generate a measurement result;
generating a periodic measurement report message based on the measurement result; and
transmitting the periodic measurement report message based on the predetermined time period; and
receiving a third message comprising a second value for the measurement information report parameter, wherein the second value is determined at least based on a standard deviation of the plurality of measurement results, wherein the predetermined time period is equal to N times of the DRX period and N is a positive integer larger than one (1).

US Pat. No. 10,484,942

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT MANAGING APPARATUS

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A wireless access point managing apparatus comprising:a radio;
wireless communication control circuitry that communicates information via the radio between the wireless access point managing apparatus and one or more electronic devices so as to provide a first wireless access point to a network for a client electronic device, wherein the client electronic device is included in the one or more electronic devices;
a hardware processor; and
a memory having stored therein a program that causes the hardware processor to perform access point management including:
communicating with a separate apparatus that provides a second wireless access point to the network, wherein the separate apparatus includes a plurality of radios, the plurality of radios for connecting wirelessly via different radio communication protocols;
performing a determination as to whether shutdown of the second wireless access point is appropriate;
sending a shutdown instruction to the separate apparatus if shutdown is determined to be appropriate, the shutdown instruction being an instruction to cause the separate apparatus to shut down the second wireless access point by powering down at least one radio of the plurality of radios in the separate apparatus;
performing a determination as to whether the second wireless access point in the separate apparatus is to be turned on;
sending a power up instruction to the separate apparatus to reactivate the second wireless access point by powering up the at least one radio of the second wireless access point in the separate apparatus, if the result of the determination as to whether the second wireless access point is to be turned on is positive; and
after the second wireless access point is reactivated;
in the first wireless access point, if the client electronic device is in communication with the first wireless access point, steering the client electronic device to the second wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,484,941

WAKE-UP RADIO ASSISTED WLAN POWER SAVING TECHNOLOGIES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a high-power communication module configured to communicate according to a first communication protocol;
a low-power communication module configured to communicate according to a second, different communication protocol; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the high-power communication module and the low-power communication module, wherein the at least one processor is configured to execute software instructions to cause the wireless communication device to:
receive from an access point a first beacon according to the first communication protocol, wherein the first beacon indicates that the access point is capable of including in a low-power update (LPU) message, according to the second communication protocol, an indication that the access point has data available to send to the wireless communication device according to the first communication protocol;
after receiving the first beacon, transition the high-power communication module to an inactive state;
receive the LPU message via the low-power communication module, according to the second communication protocol, while the high-power communication module is in an inactive state;
determine that the LPU message comprises a traffic indication map (TIM) indicating that the access point has data available to send to the wireless communication device according to the first communication protocol;
in response to the determining, transition the high-power communication module from the inactive state to an active state; and
receive a data message including the data via the high-power communication module while the high-power communication module is in the active state.

US Pat. No. 10,484,935

DISCOVERY FOR SPECTRUM RENTING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE) from a first base station (BS) of a first network operated by a first operating entity, a network information signal in a frequency band allocated to the first operating entity;
receiving, by the UE from a second BS of a second network operated by a second operating entity different from the first operating entity, a service advertising signal indicating an availability of a service of the second network, the service advertising signal received in the frequency band and in synchronization with the network information signal of the first network;
transmitting, by the UE to the second BS, a request for the service of the second network; and
communicating, by the UE with the second BS, a communication signal in the frequency band over the second network during a time period, wherein the communicating is based on the second BS being promoted from a first priority to a second priority for sharing the frequency band with the first BS during the time period in response to the request.

US Pat. No. 10,484,929

ACCESS NODE CONTROLLER, AN APPARATUS FOR AN ACCESS NODE, AN ACCESS NODE FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, A METHOD AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR AN ACCESS NODE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An access node controller for determining one or more transmission parameters of a first access node in a mobile communication system, the access node controller comprising:one or more interfaces configured to obtain priority area information of a second access node in the mobile communication system, the second access node having priority access in a priority area compared to the first access node; and
a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces and configured to
determine the one or more transmission parameters of the first access node based on the priority area information of the second access node and based on an access condition at a priority area boundary;
estimate an interference level at the priority area boundary of the second access node based on a distance between the first access node and the second access node or between the first access node and the priority area boundary of the second access node; and
determine an estimated interference level at the priority area boundary of the second access node based on an estimated interference contribution of the first access node at the priority area boundary, wherein the estimated interference contribution is based on the one or more transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,484,927

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR POLICY-BASED CONTROL OF RADIO

Shared Spectrum Company, ...

1. A method for policy-based control of a device, the method comprising:generating an action on a device comprising a policy controller, the action comprising an instruction to transmit a radio signal from the device;
collecting device state information for the device, the device state information describing one or more frequency states available for operation of the device in a radio frequency network;
receiving, by the device and during continuous operation of the device, updated policy data relevant to the device from a source external to the device;
based upon the updated policy data and subsequent to sending at least one prior radio signal transmission by the device within the radio frequency network, modifying, by the device and during continuous operation of the device, an existing policy configuration of the device to generate a modified policy;
selecting one or more policies based upon the device state information, the one or more policies including the modified policy;
evaluating the one or more policies related to the action;
determining that transmission of the radio signal by the device is an allowable action according to the policies; and
controlling execution of the action on the device with a policy enforcer of the controller according to the one or more policies, by controlling a radio to transmit or receive the radio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,925

CHANNEL DIVERSITY-AWARE ROUTING IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A first mesh network device of a wireless mesh network, comprising:a radio frequency (RF) module; and
an application processor coupled to the RF module, wherein the application processor comprises a routing engine, the routing engine to:
receive a data frame identifying a destination mesh network device;
identify a first routing table entry identifying a first network path from the first mesh network device to the destination mesh network device, wherein the first routing table entry comprises a first path selection metric value, a total count of communication links along the first network path, and a first count of interfering communication links along the first network path, wherein the interfering communication links comprise a first communication link and a second communication link that utilize a same radio channel for data transmission;
identify a second routing table entry specifying a second network path from the first mesh network device to the destination mesh network device, wherein the second routing table entry comprises a second path selection metric value and a second count of interfering communication links along the second network path;
determine a first weighted sum of the first path selection metric value and a first channel diversity metric value, wherein the first channel diversity metric value is a ratio of the first count of interfering communication links to the total count of communication links;
determine a second weighted sum of the second path selection metric value and a second channel diversity metric value, wherein the second channel diversity metric value reflects the second count of interfering communication links;
determine that the first weighted sum is less than the second weighted sum; and
transmit the data frame, using the first network path, to the destination mesh network device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,923

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONNECTION AND HAND-OVER MANAGEMENT ACROSS NETWORKS AND SSIDS

AIRTIES KABLOSUZ ILETISIM...

1. A system for steering an IEEE 802.11 station (STA), the system comprising:the STA;
a first IEEE 802.11 access point (AP), the first AP configured to operate at least a first virtual network, and to run a first Client Steering Daemon (CSD) configured to monitor unassociated STAs and log the resulting monitoring data;
a second IEEE 802.11 AP configured to operate at least a second virtual network, and to run a second CSD configured to receive a command from a cloud server, and to steer the STA from the second virtual network to the first virtual network based on the received command;
and the cloud server configured to receive the monitoring data from the first AP, and to send the command to the second AP to enable the second AP to steer the STA to a preferred virtual network based on the received monitoring data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,921

WIRELESS HOTSPOT HANDOVER METHOD, MOBILE TERMINAL AND STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A wireless hotspot handover method, applied to a mobile terminal operating in a double-chip manner and comprising a first wireless module and a second wireless module, wherein the first wireless module and the second wireless module are implemented through double chips, the first wireless module and the second wireless module each being a Wi-Fi chip, the method comprising:when it is determined that a first wireless link serving as a current network link meets a first preset condition, establishing a second wireless link with a second wireless hotspot through the second wireless module, and keeping the first wireless link connected, wherein the first wireless link is established by the mobile terminal with a first wireless hotspot through the first wireless module; and
when it is determined that the second wireless link meets a second preset condition, handing over the current network link from the first wireless link to the second wireless link so that a network is accessed through the second wireless link to implement seamless handover between wireless hotspots through the double-chip manner;
the method further comprising:
after the current network link is handed over from the first wireless link to the second wireless link, detecting stability of the second wireless link.

US Pat. No. 10,484,919

RADIO TERMINAL CONFIGURED TO SWITCH A STANDBY TARGET OR A CONNECTION TARGET BETWEEN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND A WIRELESS LAN

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio terminal comprising:a controller configured to perform a predetermined process for switching a standby target or a connection target between a mobile communication network and a wireless LAN when at least a part of a coverage area of the wireless LAN overlaps a coverage area of the mobile communication network, wherein
the controller is further configured to execute the predetermined process when a state where first information regarding the mobile communication network satisfies a first condition and second information regarding the wireless LAN satisfies a second condition is continued over a predetermined period, and
the controller is further configured to
receive a validity period set to the second information from an entity at the mobile communication network,
start a timer corresponding to the validity period, in response to obtaining the second information from the wireless LAN, and
determine, before the timer expires, whether or not the second information satisfies the second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,484,916

NETWORK NODES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR HANDLING COMMUNICATIONS IN A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for handling communications in a radio communications network, the method comprising:receiving a report of a radio link failure (RLF) of a user equipment (UE); and
configuring an RLF indication that includes the RLF report and that further includes a first indication of a cell identity of the cell the UE was connected to upon sending the RLF report; and
sending the RLF indication to another network node.

US Pat. No. 10,484,914

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, NOTIFICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:a circuitry configured to:
transmit, using a first communication method, a response message including information indicating at least a second communication method to an information processing apparatus, in response to a request message from the information processing apparatus, wherein the second communication method is different from the first communication method;
make a notification; and
exchange data directly with the information processing apparatus, using the second communication method.

US Pat. No. 10,484,911

ADAPTABLE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memory devices; and
one or more processors, communicatively connected to the one or more memory devices, to:
receive, from a user device running an application, first information to initiate a communications session between the user device and a wireless network,
wherein the communications session has one or more properties;
process the first information to determine second information that identifies the user device and third information that identifies a communications attribute of the application;
send the second information to an access and mobility management function component (AMF) associated with the wireless network to authenticate the user device;
receive, from the AMF and based on sending the second information to the AMF, a first signal that indicates that the user device was authenticated;
send, based on receiving the first signal, the third information to a user plane function component (UPF) associated with the wireless network to determine a set of network slice policies for managing the communications session;
receive, from the UPF and based on sending the third information to the UPF, the set of network slice policies;
apply the set of network slice policies to the communications session;
detect a change in the one or more properties of the communications session after applying the set of network slice policies to the communications session;
send, based on detecting the change in the one or more properties of the communications session, a second signal that indicates the change in the one or more properties of the communications session to the UPF to analyze the communications session;
receive, from the UPF and based on sending the second signal to the UPF, a new set of network slice policies for managing the communications session; and
apply the new set of network slice policies to the communications session,
the new set of network slice policies being applied during the communication session and without communicating with the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,910

TRAFFIC FLOW SPLITTING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method of traffic flow splitting, comprising:receiving, by user equipment (UE), a first multiflow aggregation instruction from an evolved NodeB (eNB) in a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network, wherein the first multiflow aggregation instruction is used to instruct the UE to establish a first multiflow aggregation channel between the UE and the eNB via a non-3GPP network, the first multiflow aggregation channel is used for transmitting a part of data in a downlink traffic flow for the UE, wherein the part of data is offloaded to the non-3GPP network for transmission, and other data in the downlink traffic flow is offloaded to a 3GPP channel that is in the 3GPP network and that is between the UE and the eNB for transmission, the first multiflow aggregation channel comprises a first subchannel between the UE and a multiflow aggregation gateway and a second subchannel between the multiflow aggregation gateway and the eNB; and
establishing, by the UE, the first multiflow aggregation channel, comprising:
obtaining, by the UE, an IP address of the multiflow aggregation gateway; and
sending, by the UE, a first multiflow aggregation channel establishment request to the multiflow aggregation gateway according to the IP address of the multiflow aggregation gateway, wherein the first multiflow aggregation channel establishment request comprises a second multiflow aggregation instruction and a bearer identifier corresponding to the second subchannel, the second multiflow aggregation instruction is used to instruct the multiflow aggregation gateway to establish the first multiflow aggregation channel.

US Pat. No. 10,484,907

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) IN NETWORK SLICE-BASED MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A communication method of a communication apparatus that communicates with a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:determining whether a first sum of a bitrate of a service data flow (SDF) requested from a packet data unit (PDU) and a using network slice bitrate (NSB) of a network slice corresponding to the requested SDF exceeds a reference NSB allocated to the network slice;
determining whether a second sum of the bitrate of the requested SDF and a first using session bitrate (SB) of an access point network (APN) corresponding to the requested SDF exceeds a first reference SB allocated to the APN, when the first sum is determined to not exceed the reference NSB;
determining whether a third sum of the bitrate of the requested SDF and a second using SB of a PDU flow corresponding to the requested SDF exceeds a second reference SB allocated to the PDU flow, when the second sum is determined to not exceed the first reference SB; and
processing the requested SDF to guarantee that a quality of the requested SDF is greater than or equal to a predetermined level, when the third sum is determined to not exceed the second reference SB.

US Pat. No. 10,484,900

METHOD AND DEVICE ALLOWING TERMINAL TO REPORT MEASUREMENT RESULT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for reporting, by a user equipment (UE), a measurement result in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of trigger quantities from a network;
determining a plurality of measurement report triggering-entering conditions corresponding to the plurality of received trigger quantities; and
reporting a measurement result when all of the plurality of determined measurement report triggering-entering conditions is satisfied,
wherein the plurality of measurement report triggering-entering conditions is determined based on a conventional measurement report triggering-entering condition and the plurality of trigger quantities, and
wherein when the conventional measurement report triggering-entering condition is a condition in which a measurement result of a neighboring access point (AP) is better than a measurement result of a serving AP and the plurality of trigger quantities is a WLAN beacon received signal strength indicator (RSSI) and channel utilization, the plurality of measurement report triggering-entering conditions is determined to be a condition in which a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) beacon RSSI measurement result of the neighboring AP is better than a WLAN beacon RSSI measurement result of the serving AP and a channel utilization measurement result of the neighboring AP is worse than a channel utilization measurement result of the serving AP.

US Pat. No. 10,484,895

WIRELESS DATA CONCENTRATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Simmonds Precision Produc...

1. A vehicular wireless networking system, comprising:a first data concentrator configured to transmit a predetermined signal of predetermined characteristics according to a transmission setting;
at least one second data concentrator configured to listen for and/or receive a signal from the first data concentrator; and
a network analysis module operatively connected to the first data concentrator to at least modify a transmission setting thereof and to send a transmit command to the first data concentrator to cause the first data concentrator to send the predetermined signal, wherein the network analysis module is operatively connected to the second data concentrator at least to receive a received signal therefrom, the network analysis module configured to determine if there are any signal transmission effects between the first data concentrator and the second data concentrator based on a comparison of the predetermined signal and the received signal, wherein network analysis module is configured to receive an aircraft startup signal before transmitting a transmit command to cause a determination of any signal transmission effects with every aircraft startup.

US Pat. No. 10,484,891

GENERATING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACHIEVING OPTIMAL CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY BASED ON CONNECTIVITY DETAILS AND CURRENT AND PREDICTED FUTURE EVENTS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a recommendation computer system that provides recommendations regarding mitigation actions to be undertaken by a network security device associated with a private network, from an external network a first set of data pertaining to one or more wireless carriers, wherein a modem of the private network is configured to provide connectivity to the external network on behalf of the private network via a first wireless carrier of a plurality of wireless carriers, and wherein the first set of data is selected from one or more of an Internet feed pertaining to current and future predicted connection status for each of the plurality of wireless carriers, real-time user reports pertaining to their respective connection status with the plurality of wireless carriers, past and current connection behavior of the plurality of wireless carriers, current and future weather conditions, future outage information received from the plurality of wireless carriers, performance data metrics pertaining to the plurality of wireless carriers, and one or more future events that may potentially impact the current and future predicted connection status;
receiving, by the recommendation computer system, from the network security device a second set of data including one or more of, current connection parameter values associated with the first wireless carrier as observed by one or more user computing devices that are operatively coupled to the network security device, reported hardware/software issues pertaining to the network security device and configuration information associated with the network security device and the modem, wherein the configuration information includes one or more of a software version, a hardware version, and configuration settings of the network security device and the modem;
based on machine learning processing of the received first set of data and the received second set of data, predicting, by the recommendation computer system, an interruption of the connectivity to the external network at a point in time in the future;
determining, by the recommendation computer system, whether the predicted interruption can be mitigated by performing a reconfiguration of the network security device or the modem;
when said determining is affirmative, then issuing, by the recommendation computer system, a first recommendation to the network security device to perform the reconfiguration, wherein the recommended reconfiguration includes one or more of updating firmware, updating software, installing a software patch and revising configuration settings of the network security device or the modem; and
when said determining is negative, then issuing, by the recommendation computer system, a second recommendation to the network security device to switch from the first wireless carrier to a second wireless carrier of the plurality of wireless carriers, wherein the second recommendation is based on processing of data pertaining to the second wireless carrier within the first set of data by machine learning.

US Pat. No. 10,484,890

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING NUMEROLOGY BANDWIDTH FOR MEASUREMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method for performing a measurement, the method comprising:configuring, by a user equipment (UE), a first numerology for data reception, wherein the first numerology corresponds to a first subcarrier spacing; and
performing, by the UE, a measurement with a second numerology, wherein the measurement is a radio link monitoring (RLM) measurement, a radio resource management (RRM) measurement, or an intra-frequency RRM measurement, and the second numerology corresponds to a second subcarrier spacing and the second numerology is a numerology used to acquire synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,484,889

ADJUSTING CELL SITE PARAMETERS USING A MAPPING TOOL

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

1. A system, comprising:at least one hardware computer, wherein the computer is configured to execute software modules, including:
a parameter access module that accesses parameters for multiple cell sites within geographical locations of a telecommunications network,
wherein the parameters for each of the multiple cell sites include parameters associated with one or more antennas located at that cell site;
a map display module that:
accesses a map of the telecommunications network;
identifies, and causes to be displayed, a specific location within the accessed map that corresponds to current location information for a specific cell site stored by the parameters for the specific cell site; and
causes one or more display elements that represent the one or more antennas located at the specific cell site to be placed at positions within the map that correspond to current locations for the one or more antennas located at the specific cell site;
a map offset module that determines offset information for the map that is based on an identified parallax error for the map,
an adjustment module that:
accesses or receives input associated with movement of the one or more display elements, from the positions within the map that correspond to the current locations for the one or more antennas located at the specific cell site, to second, different, positions within the map that correspond to images of the one or more antennas displayed by the map; and
updates the parameters for the specific cell site to parameters that are based on the movement of the one or more display elements to the second, different, positions within the map and based on the determined offset information for the map to compensate for the identified parallax error.

US Pat. No. 10,484,888

TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating a terminal device capable of coverage enhancement in a wireless telecommunication system comprising:receiving a signal from a base station within the wireless telecommunication system;
measuring a signal strength of the received signal;
comparing the measured signal strength with a first threshold value;
selecting a first mode of coverage enhancement as a selected mode of coverage enhancement when the measured signal strength is greater than the first threshold value;
not selecting the first mode of coverage enhancement as the selected mode of coverage enhancement and comparing the measured signal strength with a second threshold value when the measured signal strength is less than the first threshold value; and
selecting a second mode of coverage enhancement as the selected mode of coverage enhancement when the measured signal strength is greater than the second threshold value, wherein
in the first mode of coverage enhancement transmission of a system information block (SIB) for the terminal device is repeated a first number of times,
in the second mode of coverage enhancement transmission of a SIB for the terminal device is repeated a second number of times, which is greater than the first number of times,
the terminal device is a reduced-capability terminal device configured to operate in a subset of an entirety of a bandwidth of the wireless telecommunication system,
the SIB is a SIBx a specifically configured for reception by reduced-capability terminals, and
existence of the SIBx is identified by an information element included in a SIB previously received by the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,886

METHOD FOR BROADCAST INFORMATION ON SUPPORTED AND NON-SUPPORTED SLICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving signaling of a first list of network slices indicated as available in a first cell and a second list of network slices indicated as unavailable in the first cell; and
performing at least one of cell reselection or cell selection taking into account the network slices listed in the at least one of the first list or the second list, wherein taking into account the network slices listed in the first list comprises prioritizing cells that indicate availability of a network slice in which the UE is interested over cells that indicate unavailability of the network slice in which the UE is interested or cells that do not indicate availability of the network slice in which the UE is interested.

US Pat. No. 10,484,885

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BEAM-FORMING COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE WIRELESS BACKHAUL NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for beam-forming communication in a mobile wireless backhaul network included in a base station, the apparatus comprising:a position searching unit determining a distance between the base station and a mobile terminal, a relative speed between the base station and the mobile terminal, and a relative direction of the mobile terminal;
a beam setting unit
determining a plurality of beam search groups including searching beams of the base station according to the distance, wherein the searching beams are beams to be searched by the mobile terminal,
determining a number of antenna elements forming the searching beams, wherein the antenna elements are included in each of the plurality of beam search groups, and
setting a number of the searching beams and a search period for a beam of the mobile terminal according to the relative speed and the relative direction; and
a beam searching unit searching for the beam of the mobile terminal based on the search period using the plurality of beam search groups,
wherein the antenna elements are included in a phased-array antenna, and the number of first beam search groups among the plurality of beam search groups are selected more than the number of second beam search groups among the plurality of beam search groups,
wherein the first beam search groups are the beam search groups in the same direction as the relative direction of the mobile terminal, and the second beam search groups are the beam search groups in a direction opposite to the relative direction of the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,884

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING SELF ORGANIZING MOBILE NETWORK (SOMNET) OF DRONES

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, with a computing system, one or more requests for one of a plurality of vehicles to perform one or more tasks;
receiving, with the computing system, at least one first data from at least one first vehicle of the plurality of vehicles, the at least one first data comprising data regarding one or more second vehicles of the plurality of vehicles of a self-organizing mobile network (“SOMNET”) of vehicles, wherein the at least one first vehicle receives beacon data from each of at least one second vehicle of the one or more second vehicles, wherein the data regarding the one or more second vehicles comprises the beacon data from each of the at least one second vehicle, wherein the beacon data from each of the at least one second vehicle comprises at least one of signal strength of the beacon data, communication transmit power level, or configuration parameters;
analyzing, with the computing system, the at least one first data to determine a status of at least one second vehicle of the one or more second vehicles; and
in response to receiving the one or more requests and based at least in part on a determination that the at least one second vehicle is capable of performing at least one task of the one or more tasks, generating, with the computing system, one or more first control instructions and sending, with the computing system, the one or more first control instructions to the at least one second vehicle, the one or more first control instructions causing each of the at least one second vehicle to perform one or more first actions.

US Pat. No. 10,484,882

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for performing radio resource management in a wireless communication system adapted to use directive beams for serving at least one user device, wherein the method comprises:obtaining image information from at least one image sensor monitoring at least part of a radio coverage area that is covered by a plurality of directive beams provided by at least one network node of the wireless communication system;
processing the obtained image information to predict a change in radio propagation characteristics that affects one of the directive beams that serves a user device;
based on the change in radio propagation characteristics predicted from the obtained image information, performing one or more of the following operations with respect to at least one of the directive beams selected based on the obtained image information:
controlling transmission of mobility reference signals within the at least one directive beam;
configuring the user device to perform measurements of mobility reference signals transmitted within the at least one directive beam; and
configuring reporting and/or processing of measurements of mobility reference signals transmitted within the at least one directive beam.

US Pat. No. 10,484,881

OPTIMIZATION OF CELLULAR NETWORK ARCHITECTURE BASED ON DEVICE TYPE-SPECIFIC TRAFFIC DYNAMICS

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A method for adjusting a parameter of a cellular network, the method comprising:obtaining, by a processor in communication with a non-transitory computer-readable medium, network traffic data for a plurality of different endpoint device types, wherein the network traffic data is derived from voice calls of the cellular network, wherein the network traffic data comprises current network traffic data and a training data set comprising past network traffic data, wherein the network traffic data comprises network traffic data for each of the plurality of different endpoint device types, wherein each of the plurality of different endpoint device types comprises a different physical endpoint device type, wherein the network traffic data is stored in a plurality of records, wherein each record of the plurality of records contains a device type identifier that identifies an endpoint device type of the plurality of different endpoint device types;
segregating, by the processor, at least one record in the plurality of records based on a corresponding device type identifier that identifies one of the plurality of different endpoint device types;
predicting, by the processor, a future traffic pattern for the one of the plurality of different endpoint device types based on the at least one record in the plurality of records that contain the corresponding device type identifier that identifies the one of the plurality of different endpoint device types, wherein the predicting comprises:
creating a model for the network traffic data that is specific to the one of the plurality of different endpoint device types, wherein the model indicates a degree of correlation between a present network traffic state represented by the current network traffic data and a number of past network traffic states represented by the training data set; and
determining, using the model, that a geographic concentration of endpoint devices of the one of the plurality of different endpoint device types is expected at a first base station of the cellular network; and
adjusting, by the processor, the parameter of the cellular network in response to the future traffic pattern predicted for the one of the plurality of different endpoint device types.

US Pat. No. 10,484,875

TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMISSION OF SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:establishing wireless communications using two or more uplink component carriers (CCs) in a wireless communications network, wherein a first uplink CC of the two or more uplink CCs uses a shared radio frequency (RF) spectrum band that is available for unlicensed use;
identifying that each of the two or more uplink CCs are configured to be in a same timing advance group (TAG);
identifying a sounding reference signal (SRS) to be transmitted in a first symbol using the first uplink CC of the two or more uplink CCs;
determining that one or more of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission or a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmission is to be transmitted in the first symbol using a second uplink CC of the two or more uplink CCs;
determining that the transmission during the first symbol using the two or more uplink CCs is power limited; and
transmitting the SRS in the first symbol, using a minimum guaranteed power level configured for transmission of the first uplink CC, using the first uplink CC, and transmitting one or more of the PUSCH or PUCCH using the second uplink CC.

US Pat. No. 10,484,871

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING VERIFICATION INFORMATION

1. A method for transmitting verification information, comprising:separating the verification information into multiple sub-verification information, and numbering the multiple sub-verification information according to sequence numbers of the multiple sub-verification information in the verification information;
calculating each of multiple pieces of packet length information according to each of the sequence numbers corresponding to the multiple sub-verification information;
generating sets of multicast frames according to the multiple sub-verification information and the multiple pieces of packet length information corresponding to the sequence numbers of the multiple sub-verification information; wherein, each of the multiple pieces of packet length information is a packet length of each of the sets of multicast frames;
selecting one set of multicast frame from the sets of multicast frames, and encapsulating a length of the verification information in the one set of multicast frame selected;
transmitting the generated sets of multicast frames, wherein, on condition that an overall length of the multiple sub-verification information in the sets of multicast frames received by a recipient is equal to the length of the verification information in the one set of multicast frame selected, recombining the multiple sub-verification information according to the sequence numbers of the generated sets of multicast frames to obtain the verification information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,869

GENERIC BOOTSTRAPPING ARCHITECTURE PROTOCOL

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A proxy server for generic bootstrapping architecture, (GBA) the proxy server configured to:receive messages from a user equipment, UE, in a first format;
convert the messages received from the UE from the first format to a second format, including the proxy server operating to check whether each of the messages received from the UE includes content presenting a risk of system crashing or security vulnerabilities at a bootstrapping server function (BSF) and to reject or correct each of the messages received from the UE that is determined to be insecure;
check the messages received from the UE for compliance with GBA requirements;
transmit each of the messages received from the UE that is not rejected in the second format to the BSF;
receive messages from the BSF in the third format;
convert the messages received from the BSF from the third format to a fourth format; and
transmit the messages received from the BSF in the fourth format to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,484,868

CONFIGURING PRIVACY POLICIES BY FORMULATING QUESTIONS AND EVALUATING RESPONSES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for configuring a privacy policy, the method comprising:identifying one or more applications that are installed on a user's mobile device;
formulating a set of privacy-related questions based upon the one or more identified applications;
receiving a response from the user to the set of privacy-related questions;
determining one or more classified privacy instances for the user from the received response; and
establishing a latent, implicit privacy policy from the one or more classified privacy instances using a machine learning classification procedure;
receiving a new privacy instance for classification; and
performing a calculation to determine a proximity of a new privacy instance to each of the one or more classified privacy instances for the user, the calculation being performed using a natural distance metric that considers an intensity level of the new privacy instance with respect to a normalized average intensity level of data that the user is willing to release based upon the received response.

US Pat. No. 10,484,864

SUBSCRIBER SERVER, MONITORING SERVER, MOBILE TERMINAL, METHODS RELATED THERETO, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A first node configured to manage subscription data of a mobile terminal in a mobile core network, the first node comprising:a receiver configured to receive first information related to communication of the mobile terminal, the first information being transmitted from an application function node, the application function node being in an external network connected to the mobile core network; and
a processor configured to request to store the first information in a storage as part of the subscription data of the mobile terminal, the first information being used to determine second information, the second information being transmitted, wherein
the second information is used to control a state transition of the mobile terminal by a second node in a radio access network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,863

SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE ACTIVATION FOR NB-IOT DEVICES

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

1. A method for connecting a narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) device including a subscriber identity module (SIM) to a cellular network, comprising:determining a SIM status for connecting the NB-IoT device to the cellular network, wherein the SIM status is a locked status or an unlocked status;
in response to determining that the SIM status is the unlocked status, connect the NB-IoT device to the cellular network, wherein the NB-IoT device connected to the cellular network is not configured to access NB-IoT-specific functions;
in response to determining that SIM status of the NB-IoT device is the locked status, accessing, as an accessed NB-IoT SIM value, a NB-IoT SIM value from the SIM of the NB-IoT device;
comparing the accessed NB-IoT SIM value to a reference NB-IoT SIM value; and
in response to comparing the accessed NB-IoT SIM value to the reference NB-IoT SIM value, connecting the NB-IoT device to the cellular network, wherein the NB-IoT device connected to the cellular network is configured to access NB-IoT-specific functions including a radio policy management function that limits a number of times the NB-IoT device may attempt to register or re-register with the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,861

ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING A SECURE MODULE SUPPORTING A MODE FOR THE LOCAL MANAGEMENT OF THE CONFIGURATION OF A SUBSCRIBER PROFILE

IDEMIA France, Colombes ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a secure module configured to host at least one mobile communication network subscriber profile; and
a first interface that transmits local profile configuration requests to the secure module,
the secure module including a local manager that receives local profile configuration requests coming from the first interface, and an activation agent that includes detection means for detection of a local profile management mode that authorizes or prohibits processing by the local manager of the local configuration requests as a function of a result of the detection,
wherein the secure module also includes a second interface that communicates with a remote server for receiving remote profile configuration requests, and
wherein the detection means includes means for determining at least one secure radiofrequency transport protocol that has been executed by the second interface at a time of provisioning of the profile in order to determine the result of the detection.

US Pat. No. 10,484,854

VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EMERGENCY CALL OF THE VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for controlling an emergency call signal generated from a vehicle, the method comprising:acquiring network coverage information of a plurality of communication networks;
storing the network coverage information for each link in a map of a navigation device installed in the vehicle;
calculating at least one parameter for selecting a communication network needed to maintain continuity of the emergency call signal when an emergency call button of the vehicle is manipulated;
selecting a communication network needed to maintain continuity of the emergency call signal based on the at least one calculated parameter; and
connecting the emergency call signal through the selected communication network, wherein
the at least one parameter is at least one of: a network electric field value of a current position of the vehicle, a numerical value of a network coverage map, a travel direction of the vehicle, and an average speed of the vehicle, and
the selecting of the communication network needed to maintain continuity of the emergency call signal comprises selecting a communication network having a non-zero numerical value of the network coverage map.

US Pat. No. 10,484,849

AERIAL PROFILING OF COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

16. A system comprising:an unmanned vehicle; and
a processor communicatively connected with the unmanned vehicle; and
a memory coupled with the processor, the memory comprising executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to effectuate operations comprising:
obtaining first information comprising a material reflection coefficient of an object approximate to a location in an airspace;
based on the first information, obtaining instructions comprising a frequency of probing of a geographic area to be performed by the unmanned vehicle along a path;
emulating application services used by a user of a mobile device during the obtaining of one or more of the first information; and
based on the first information obtained during the emulating of the application services, generating a map comprising a radio signal reading to the location in the airspace.

US Pat. No. 10,484,843

AUDIO SYSTEMS AND METHODS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An audio system comprising:a first wireless earpiece;
a second wireless earpiece; and
a first mobile device comprising one or more processors configured to:
wirelessly receive data from the first wireless earpiece;
recognize a user gesture that includes contacting at least a portion of the first wireless earpiece using at least the data received from the first wireless earpiece; and
in response to recognizing the user gesture that includes contacting at least a portion of the first wireless earpiece using at least the data received from the first wireless earpiece, alter a presentation parameter of audio data played by either the first wireless earpiece or the second wireless earpiece such that presentation parameters of audio data played by the first wireless earpiece differ from presentation parameters of audio data played by the second wireless earpiece, wherein the audio data played by the first wireless earpiece includes at least a first audio data of a first electronic communication received from a second mobile device that is different from a second electronic communication received from a third mobile device and the audio data played by the second wireless earpiece includes at least a second audio data of the second electronic communication.

US Pat. No. 10,484,841

LTE CLUSTER COMMUNICATION METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND FIRST NETWORK ELEMENT EQUIPMENT

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for LTE trunking communication, comprising:reporting area identifier information of a user equipment when the user equipment, which is ready to receive trunked service data through a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) bearer, moves between a cell inside an MBMS single frequency network (MBSFN) area at which a trunked service is located and a cell outside the MBMFN area; and
receiving, by the user equipment, the trunked service data according to a trunked service bearing mode selected by a network side based on the received area identifier information; wherein the network side selecting the trunked service bearing mode according to the area identifier information comprises: the network side judging whether to use a unicast bearer according to the area identifier information, selecting the unicast bearer as the trunked service bearing mode if determining that there is no available MBMS bearer or establishable MBMS bearer, and selecting the MBMS bearer as the trunked service bearing mode if determining that there is an available MBMS bearer or establishable MBMS bearer; wherein,
determining that there is the available MBMS bearer if the user equipment is in an MBMS coverage area and a trunked service has not begun yet; and
determining that there is the establishable MBMS bearer if the user equipment is not in an MBMS coverage area, a trunked service has not begun yet, and a network is able to configure a cell at which the user equipment is located as a new MBSFN area or enlarge an original MBSFN area containing the cell at which the user equipment is located.

US Pat. No. 10,484,838

GROUP COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING PROXIMITY SERVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a group communication based on proximity services (ProSe) by a relay user equipment (UE) for performing a relay operation for a relayed UE communicating with a network node via the relay UE in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to the network node, a first group communication registration message for the relay UE, including location information of the relay UE, to join the group communication and a second group communication registration message for the relayed UE, received from the relayed UE, to join the group communication;
receiving, from the network node, a downlink signal based on a group communication scheme,
wherein the group communication scheme is determined to be a multimedia broadcast and multimedia service (MBMS) scheme if a number of UEs other than the relayed UE among UEs registered in the network node for the group communication is equal to or greater than a reference value, and the group communication scheme is determined to be a unicast scheme if the number of the UEs other than the relayed UE is smaller than the reference value, and
wherein the relayed UE is implicitly announced to the network node by transmitting the second group communication registration message not including location information for the relayed UE; and
transmitting, to the relayed UE, the downlink signal received from the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,484,836

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR LONG TERM EVOLUTION IDLE-MODE AND ENHANCED MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST AND MULTICAST SERVICE CONCURRENCY OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), that the UE is registered for a voice-over wireless local area network (WLAN) service;
forgoing, by the UE and based at least in part on determining that the UE is registered for the voice-over WLAN service, waking up to perform long term evolution (LTE) idle-mode operations,
wherein the LTE idle-mode operations include monitoring for a page during a paging occasion and at least one other LTE idle-mode operation;
waking up from an LTE idle-mode to receive an evolved Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (eMBMS) transmission based on a scheduling period; and
performing the at least one other LTE idle-mode operation, that was to be performed during the forgone waking up associated with monitoring for the page during the paging occasion, during the wake up associated with receiving the eMBMS transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,484,832

LOCATION CORRELATION IN A REGION BASED ON SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATIONS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An indoor location system, comprising:a radio system to transmit a set of radio signals that includes location data to enable a mobile device within communication range of the radio system to determine a current location of the mobile device in a region enclosed indoors;
a camera system to capture a digital image view of the region to correlate the mobile device with pixel grid coordinates in the region;
the mobile device configured to:
determine the current location of the mobile device based on the location data received in the set of radio signals at the current location of the mobile device;
determine region coordinates at the current location of the mobile device in the region;
associate the region coordinates at the current location of the mobile device in the region with the pixel grid coordinates determined from the digital image view as captured by the camera system in the region; and
generate a location mapping of the region based on the current location and subsequent locations of the mobile device in the region as determined from the location data received in the set of radio signals and the region coordinates associated with the pixel grid coordinates of the digital image views captured by the camera device, the location mapping configured to correlate locations of a different mobile device in the region based on the pixel grid coordinates at the respective locations after the radio system is removed from the region, the different mobile device accessing the location mapping from a data store and receiving a current digital image view of the region from which a device location of the different mobile device is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,484,828

TECHNIQUES FOR INDOOR NAVIGATION WITH OCCUPANCY TRACKING AND LOCATION TRACKING VIA LIGHT-BASED COMMUNICATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A system comprising:a solid-state luminaire comprising:
a communication module configured to receive first data from a first source external to the solid-state luminaire, wherein the first external source comprises a first mobile computing device;
a processor operatively coupled with the communication module and configured to analyze the first data received thereby from the first external source, wherein:
the first data comprises information about at least one of the first mobile computing device and a first user thereof, and a request for indoor navigation to a second mobile computing device carried by a second user;
the communication module is further configured to:
transmit the indoor navigation request to the second mobile computing device by relaying the indoor navigation request to a second solid-state luminaire local to the second mobile computing device,
receive second data from the second solid-state luminaire, wherein the second data originates from the second mobile computing device and comprises a location of the second mobile computing device, and
transmit the first data to a server; and
a solid-state light source configured to emit a pulsing light signal encoded with the second data to the first external source; and
the server, wherein the server is configured to:
analyze the first data received from the communication module to assess user statistics for the first user, the user statistics comprising at least one of:
an occupancy pattern within a spatial environment local to the solid-state luminaire;
an occupant's dwell time within a spatial environment local to the solid-state luminaire;
an occupant's usage of infrastructure local to the solid-state luminaire; and
an occupant's frequency of visitation of a spatial environment local to the solid-state luminaire;
generate customized information for the first user based on the user statistics; and
transmit the customized information to the solid-state luminaire to be provided to the first mobile computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,826

SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS

INTERNATIONAL MOBILE IOT ...

1. A method for a management system, comprising:receiving an information of an event;
verifying the event by the following steps:
determining a first location of a first wireless tag,
determining a second location of a second wireless tag,
wherein when the first wireless tag and the second wireless tag receives a location information from a wireless tag via a short range communication, the first location and the second location are determined as a location of the wireless tag, and when the first wireless tag and the second wireless tag do not receive any location information via a short range communication, the first wireless tag and the second wireless tag receives the location information and a RSSI corresponding to the location information via a long range communication, wherein the location information comprises a real-world coordinate, wherein the short range communication is provided by a Bluetooth module coupled to a resistor and the resistor coupled to a ground and a communication range of the short range communication is less than 3 centimeters and the long range communication is longer than the short range communication and is provided by the Bluetooth module coupled to an antenna;
matching the first location to the second location;
sending a confirmation to the first wireless tag or the second wireless tag when the verification is successful.

US Pat. No. 10,484,824

CONTENT PRESENTATION AND LAYERING ACROSS MULTIPLE DEVICES

LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT C...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:causing first content to be displayed on a display device;
determining a location of a mobile device relative to the display device, wherein the mobile device is positioned such that the first content is visible to a viewer of the mobile device;
causing second content to be rendered by a rendering engine based on the location of the mobile device relative to the display device; and
causing the second content to be displayed on the mobile device such that the second content is layered over the first content, wherein the second content is stretched or compressed in a vertical aspect based on a distance between the mobile device and the display device while maintaining a horizontal aspect.

US Pat. No. 10,484,823

AUTOMATIC FREQUENCY BAND SELECTION USING INFRASTRUCTURE-ENABLED BEACONING

General Electric Company,...

1. An apparatus to coordinate medical body area network operations in a healthcare facility, the apparatus comprising:memory including instructions;
a communication interface to receive and transmit messages; and
a processor to execute the instructions to at least:
process information regarding an availability of a medical body area network communication frequency spectrum to generate a first configuration message for a medical body area network;
transmit the first configuration message to a medical body area network to set a first frequency band or a second frequency band for communication in the medical body area network based on a first location of the medical body area network and the availability of the medical body area network communication frequency spectrum, wherein the first frequency band includes the second frequency band; and
generate, in response to receiving a) a change in location of the medical body area network to a second location and b) updated information regarding the availability of the medical body area network communication frequency spectrum, a second configuration message to the medical body area network to set the first frequency band or the second frequency band for communication in the medical body area network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,817

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SURFACING A USER-CUSTOMIZED SEGMENT WITHIN A GEOSPATIAL NAVIGATION APPLICATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:accessing, by a geospatial navigation system from a mobile device used by a user, a user action report representative of a first action taken by the user with respect to a first point of interest included in a plurality of points of interest for which data is stored in a point of interest database accessible to the geospatial navigation system;
identifying, by the geospatial navigation system based on the user action report, a second point of interest included in the plurality of points of interest for which data is stored in the point of interest database and with respect to which the user has not been reported to have taken a second action;
updating, by the geospatial navigation system based on the user action report and the identifying of the second point of interest, a user-customized segment customized with respect to the user to include the first and second points of interest and to increase, within the user-customized segment, a first prominence score corresponding to the first point of interest and a second prominence score corresponding to the second point of interest, the first prominence score increased by
a first amount if the first action is one particular action selected from a point of interest search action, a routing action, a navigation action, and a dwell action, and
a second amount different from the first amount if the first action is another particular action different from the one particular action and also selected from the point of interest search action, the routing action, the navigation action, and the dwell action; and
directing, by the geospatial navigation system, the mobile device to present a user interface of a geospatial navigation application in a manner that surfaces the updated user-customized segment by emphasizing representations of points of interest in accordance with respective prominence scores of the points of interest such that representations of the first and second points of interest are emphasized over representations of additional points of interest that
are included in the plurality of points of interest for which data is stored in the point of interest database, and
are not included within the user-customized segment or have prominence scores lower than the first and second prominence scores.

US Pat. No. 10,484,815

MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS BASED UPON LOCATION INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRONIC FILES EXCHANGED DURING THE COMMUNICATIONS

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method, comprising:intercepting an electronic file transmitted by a communication device during an electronic communication between a first person and a second person;
identifying a physical location where the electronic file was created or edited, wherein the physical location of the electronic file is determined based on a geographic location associated with the electronic file during the creation or editing of the electronic file;
applying a selected one of a plurality of processing rules to at least one of: the electronic communication or the electronic file, wherein the processing rules comprise one or more geographic restrictions on a location of the first person or the second person; and
detecting a violation of the one or more geographic restrictions based on a determination that the physical location associated with the intercepted file violates a geographic restriction on the location of the first person or the second person, wherein the violation of the geographic restrictions is detected based on a projected trajectory of the communication device during the communication.

US Pat. No. 10,484,812

SPEAKER SYSTEM AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A speaker system comprising:a speaker array including a plurality of first speakers that are linearly placed and each of which receives a first signal that has been processed by first filter processing and amplification processing;
a first filter array configured to perform the first filter processing; and
a multi-channel amplifier configured to perform the amplification processing,
wherein the speaker array is placed in reproduction space that has a wall surface crossing an array direction in which the plurality of first speakers are arranged,
a peak of a directivity of reproduced sounds, corresponding to the first signal, that have been output from the speaker array, the peak being in the array direction, is shifted toward the wall surface due to the first filter processing,
the plurality of first speakers are equally spaced at intervals of a spacing D, and
a distance between the wall surface and the first speaker positioned at an end of the plurality of first speakers on the wall surface side is D/2.

US Pat. No. 10,484,811

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A COMPOSITE AUDIO STREAM FOR AN EXTENDED REALITY WORLD

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:accessing, by an extended reality audio processing system, a first audio stream representative of a first virtual sound that virtually originates from a first virtual audio source within an extended reality world being experienced by a user by way of a media player device the extended reality world generated based on a live capture of a real-world scene and managed by a live capture management system separate from the media player device;
accessing, by the extended reality audio processing system, a second audio stream representative of a second virtual sound that virtually originates from a second virtual audio source within the extended reality world, the second virtual audio source distinct from the first virtual audio source;
accessing, by the extended reality audio processing system as the first and second virtual sounds propagate to an avatar of the user within the extended reality world, real-time acoustic propagation data representative of characteristics that affect the propagation of the first and second virtual sounds to the avatar of the user, the accessed real-time acoustic propagation data including listener propagation data accessed from the media player device and world propagation data accessed from the live capture management system, the world propagation data associated with the real-world scene and tracked and managed by the live capture management system;
rendering, by the extended reality audio processing system as the first and second virtual sounds propagate to the avatar of the user and based on the first and second audio streams and the real-time acoustic propagation data, a composite binaural audio stream representative of a composite virtual sound that comprises a combination of simulated reproductions of the first and second virtual sounds, the simulated reproductions customized to account for the characteristics that affect the propagation of the first and second virtual sounds to the avatar of the user; and
transmitting, by the extended reality audio processing system, the composite binaural audio stream to the media player device for presentation to the user as the user experiences the extended reality world.

US Pat. No. 10,484,810

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RENDERING ACOUSTIC SIGNAL, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of elevation rendering an audio signal, the method comprising:receiving multichannel signals including a height input channel signal of a predetermined elevation angle;
obtaining first elevation rendering parameters for a height input channel signal of a standard elevation angle;
obtaining a delayed height input channel signal by applying a predetermined delay to a height input channel signal, wherein a label of the height input channel signal is one of frontal height channel labels;
updating the first elevation rendering parameters based on the predetermined elevation angle, in case that the predetermined elevation angle is higher than the standard elevation angle;
obtaining second elevation rendering parameters based on the label of the height input channel signal and labels of two output channel signals, wherein the labels of the two output channel signals are surround channel labels; and
elevation rendering the multichannel signals and the delayed height input channel signal to output a plurality of output channel signals of an elevated sound image, based on the updated first elevation rendering parameters and the second elevation rendering parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,484,808

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN INPUT AUDIO SIGNAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An audio signal processing apparatus for processing an input audio signal into an output audio signal, wherein the audio signal processing apparatus comprises:a decomposer configured to decompose the input audio signal into a direct audio signal and a diffuse audio signal;
a modifier configured to modify the direct audio signal in order to obtain a modified direct audio signal, wherein the modifier comprises a bandwidth extender configured to extend an upper cutoff frequency of a frequency range of the direct audio signal; and
a combiner configured to combine the modified direct audio signal with the diffuse audio signal to obtain the output audio signal;
wherein the bandwidth extender comprises a plurality of bandpass filters configured to extract a plurality of direct audio signal components from the direct audio signal, wherein each direct audio signal component is associated with a corresponding frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands defined by the plurality of bandpass filters, and wherein the bandwidth extender further comprises an energy estimator configured to estimate, for each frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands, the energy of the direct audio signal component associated with the corresponding frequency band;
wherein the bandwidth extender further comprises a harmonics generator configured to generate, based on a first direct audio signal component of the plurality of direct audio signal components, an adjustment direct audio signal component containing harmonics of the first direct audio signal component for adjusting a second direct audio signal component of the plurality of direct audio signal components, when the energy of the second direct audio signal component is smaller than a target energy of the second direct audio signal component;
wherein the bandwidth extender further comprises a scaler configured to scale the adjustment direct audio signal component for the second direct audio signal component using a scaling factor determined based on the energy of the first direct audio signal component; and
wherein the scaler is configured to determine the scaling factor Gh for scaling the adjustment direct audio signal component for the second direct audio signal component based on the following equation:
wherein Th denotes the target energy of the adjustment direct audio signal component for the second direct audio signal component and Eh denotes the energy of the adjustment direct audio signal component for the second direct audio signal component and wherein Th and Eh are defined by the following equations:Th=Tx?l·Ex, and
Eh=?2·El,
wherein Ex denotes the energy of the second direct audio signal component, El denotes the energy of the first direct audio signal component, l denotes a leakage factor and ?2 denotes a second adjustment factor.

US Pat. No. 10,484,804

HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICE EAR-TO-EAR COMMUNICATION USING AN INTERMEDIATE DEVICE

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A system for wireless communication, comprising:a first audio device configured to be worn in a first ear of a wearer;
a second audio device configured to be worn in a second ear of the wearer; and
an external device in wireless communication with at least one of the first device and the second device, the external device including:
a wireless communication transceiver; and
a processor in communication with the wireless transceiver, the processor configured to:
monitor communication between the first device and the second device;
determine whether communication between the first device and the second device has fallen below a programmable threshold, wherein the programmable threshold includes a link margin threshold; and
if communication between the first device and the second device has fallen below the programmable threshold, using the wireless communication transceiver to switch dynamically between direct communication and relay communication between the first and second devices, to improve link quality, latency and power consumption.

US Pat. No. 10,484,798

ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER AND MICROPHONE USING THE ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An acoustic transducer, comprising:a substrate having an opening, the opening having a first dimension in a first direction;
a vibrating electrode overlapping the opening in the substrate and overlapping a portion of the substrate, the vibrating electrode having a second dimension in the first direction that is greater than the first dimension, the vibrating electrode having a main vibrating portion and a side vibrating portion, the side vibrating portion having a surface area that is smaller than a surface area of the main vibrating portion, the side vibrating portion extending from one side of the main vibrating portion; and
a fixed membrane having a first fixed electrode and a second fixed electrode overlapping the opening in the substrate, the first and second fixed electrodes being electrically isolated from each other, the vibrating electrode being positioned between the fixed membrane and the substrate, the fixed membrane having a third dimension in the first direction that is greater than the second dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,484,797

MEMS MICROPHONE HAVING IMPROVED SENSITIVITY AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

1. A method for producing a MEMS microphone, the method comprising:providing a carrier substrate;
arranging a lower sacrificial layer on the carrier substrate;
producing a membrane on the lower sacrificial layer;
arranging an upper sacrificial layer on the membrane; and
producing a backplate on the upper sacrificial layer,
wherein an etching rate of the lower sacrificial layer in a region which is intended to adjoin a later substrate-side anchor and/or an etching rate of the upper sacrificial layer in a region which is intended to adjoin a later capacitor anchor are/is increased after arranging the corresponding sacrificial layer.

US Pat. No. 10,484,793

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH ORIENTATION SENSING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device that provides content to a user having fingers, comprising:control circuitry;
ear cups containing speakers, wherein a given one of the ear cups has opposing first and second surfaces and a peripheral surface around a periphery of the given ear cup; and
touch sensors on the peripheral surface of the given ear cup that detect touch input from the fingers of the user, wherein the touch input includes a first touch input on at least one of the touch sensors and a second touch input on the at least one of the touch sensors, wherein the first touch input comprises input from a plurality of the fingers on the at least one touch sensor, wherein the second touch input comprises moving a finger along the at least one touch sensor, wherein the control circuitry plays audio through the ear cups in accordance with left and right channel assignments, wherein the control circuitry determines whether to reverse the left and right channel assignments in response to the first touch input on the given ear cup, and wherein the control circuitry adjusts a volume of the audio in response to the second touch input on the given ear cup.

US Pat. No. 10,484,787

LOUDSPEAKER APPARATUS

ZORZO CO., LTD., Tokyo (...

1. A loudspeaker apparatus, comprising:at least three speaker units; and
a space defining part defining at least two sealed spaces, wherein
each of the speaker units has a diaphragm having two surfaces, and a driver unit for inputting an electrical signal and driving the diaphragm,
each driver unit inputs substantially the same electrical signal with substantially the same or opposite phases,
each of at least two of the sealed spaces has at least two boundary diaphragms,
each of the boundary diaphragms is one of the diaphragms, disposed so that a first one of the surfaces faces inside a sealed space and a second one of the surfaces faces outside the sealed space,
when at least one of the boundary diaphragms is driven outward from the sealed space, at least one of the other boundary diaphragms is driven inward to the sealed space, the boundary diaphragms driven outward and the boundary diaphragms driven inward are the same in number, and thereby a volume of the sealed space is kept constant, and
at least one of the boundary diaphragms is disposed at a boundary between two of the sealed spaces having volumes kept constant, one of its surfaces faces inside one of the two sealed spaces and a second one of its surfaces faces inside the other of the two sealed spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,484,786

VIBRATION-BASED SPEAKER BOX DEVICE

JAZZ HIPSTER CORPORATION,...

1. A vibration-based speaker box device, comprising:a vibration body, including:
a first case, formed with an accommodation area;
a vibrator, placed within the accommodation area and having at least a contact board, a supporting frame, a sound coil wound around the lateral surface of the supporting frame, a damper and a magnetic package, in which the lower part of the contact board is connected to the supporting frame, the supporting frame can be placed within the magnetic package, and one end of the damper is connected to the lateral surface of the supporting frame while the other end thereof is connected to the lateral edge of the magnetic package;
a filler, placed between the accommodation area and the vibrator so that, through which, the vibrator can be combined within the accommodation area;
in which the contact board of the vibrator can be fixedly bonded onto a vibration board and, after bringing the damper to vibrate by means of the sound coil of the vibrator, it is possible to make the magnetic package vibrate conjunctively, and the vibration can be further transferred to the entire vibration body via the filler such that the vibration board in contact with the vibrator can spread the kinetic energy generated by the vibrations of the vibration body onto the whole vibration board;
a control body, including:
a second case, connected to the first case;
an electric circuit board, set up within the second case and electrically connected to the vibrator of the vibration body;
a battery, installed within the second case and electrically connected to the electric circuit board;
in which the control body can send an audio signal to the vibration body so as to, by means of the vibrations of the vibration body, spread the audio signal through the vibration board.