US Pat. No. 10,166,172

DUAL CONFIGURATION BOTTLE ASSEMBLY

HANDI-CRAFT COMPANY, St....

1. A bottle assembly comprising:a container comprising an open end, a closed end, a base portion, a neck, and a rim on the neck of the container and defining the open end of the container, the container having a central axis;
a vent assembly positionable at least in part on the rim of the container to permit venting of the container during use and comprising at least one lateral vent extending other than parallel to the central axis of the container when the vent assembly is positioned on the rim of the container, the vent assembly further comprising an inner portion including a vent tube and a top wall oriented normal to the vent tube, the lateral vent extending upward from the top wall; and
a collar assembly generally defining a closure for the container and being releasably engageable with the neck of the container over the open end thereof, the collar assembly and vent assembly being configured relative to each other to permit selective configuration of the bottle assembly between:
a first configuration in which upon releasable engagement of the collar assembly with the neck of the container when the vent assembly is on the rim of the container, the collar assembly urges the vent assembly into substantially sealing engagement with the rim of the container such that at least a majority of a cross-section of the lateral vent is disposed below the rim; and
a second configuration in which upon releasable engagement of the collar assembly with the neck of the container when the vent assembly is omitted from the bottle assembly, the collar assembly substantially sealingly engages the rim of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,166,168

AT-HOME LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND MASSAGE DEVICE FOR VAGINAL REJUVENATION

Joylux, Inc., Seattle, W...

24. A method for strengthening vaginal tissue of a vagina comprising:contacting at least one contact surface of a rejuvenation and massage device with the vaginal tissue, the rejuvenation and massage device comprising:
a shell;
an insertable section of the device for which the shell forms an external surface, the insertable section comprising:
a transparent band of the shell that is formed around a circumference of the shell,
a first opaque portion of the shell that is distal to the transparent band,
a second opaque portion of the shell located proximal to the transparent band,
a component enclosed within the transparent band, the component extending along a length of the transparent band, the component having a smaller diameter than the transparent band, and
one or more light emitters arranged around the component;
selecting a vibration setting on a user interface of the rejuvenation and massage device, the selection providing a speed of vibration; and
using the rejuvenation and massage device within the vagina, the device vibrating according to the vibration setting selected, delivering light through the transparent band via the one or more light emitters, and providing warmth, to induce neocollagenesis, neofibrogenesis, or neoelastogenesis in the vaginal tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,166,162

INCUBATOR

ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION,...

1. An incubator comprising:an incubator base configured to support a bed base;
a peripheral frame configured to form a side closure of an infant accommodation space, the peripheral frame comprising a first wall portion, a second wall portion, a third wall portion, and a fourth wall portion all attached to the incubator base so as to surround the infant accommodation space;
a top hood configured to define an upper closure of the infant accommodation space, the top hood being detachably attached to at least one of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions;
a first latch mechanism operable to attach and detach the top hood to and from the at least one of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions, wherein the top hood is detachable from the peripheral frame by unlatching the first latch mechanism and releasing the top hood from the first latch mechanism;
second, third, fourth and fifth latch mechanisms provided, respectively, to the first wall portion, the second wall portion, the third wall portion, and the fourth wall portion to attach and detach the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to and from the incubator base, wherein each of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions is detachable from the incubator base by unlatching a corresponding latch mechanism of the second latch mechanism, the third latch mechanism, the fourth latch mechanism, and the fifth latch mechanism, and releasing the respective wall portions from the incubator base; and
a movable joint provided, respectively, to at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to render the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to be movable wall portions, which are movable with respect to the incubator base, while the movable wall portions are attached to the incubator base, whereas a rest of the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions is devoid of the movable joint to render the rest of the at least two of the first, second, third and fourth wall portions to be an immovable wall portion, which is kept from moving with respect to the incubator base while the immovable wall portion is attached to the incubator base.

US Pat. No. 10,166,141

INTRAUTERINE CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICE

SEBELA VLC LIMITED, Hami...

1. A contraceptive device for focally delivering a substance in a uterus, the contraceptive device comprising:only one elongate shape memory member, comprising:
two loops forming two tissue contact surfaces at opposing ends of the shape memory member, without any attached tissue contact members, wherein the two loops overlap when the contraceptive device is placed in a collapsed configuration inside a delivery device;
two arms extending toward one another from the two tissue contact surfaces;
two bends in the shape memory member, wherein the shape memory member crosses over itself at the two bends;
a middle portion extending down from the two bends; and
a spring portion at the bottom of the contraceptive device, formed as a loop at a midpoint between the two tissue contact surfaces; and
multiple copper sleeves disposed along a minority of a length of the shape memory member at locations to locally deliver copper, when the contraceptive device is placed in the uterus, to areas near the fallopian tubes and the cervical os, the multiple copper sleeves comprising:
at least one copper sleeve on a first arm of the two arms, near a first tissue contact surface of the two tissue contact surfaces;
at least one copper sleeve on a second arm of the two arms, near a second tissue contact surface of the two tissue contact surfaces; and
at least one copper sleeve on the middle portion, immediately above the spring portion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,140

LIQUID CONTAINER AND ABSORBENT INSERT FOR ORAL NEGATIVE-PRESSURE THERAPY SYSTEM

SOMNICS, INC., Zhubei (T...

1. A container for collecting liquid drawn through a vacuum conduit from an oral cavity of a user by a vacuum pump of an oral negative-pressure therapy system, the container comprising:a container body having an interior surface defining an interior space;
a fluid inlet for fluidly connecting the vacuum conduit to the interior space;
a fluid outlet for fluidly connecting the vacuum pump to the interior space;
an interior baffle connected to the container body and disposed in the interior space, the interior baffle configured to support an absorbent insert received thereon; and
a fluid passageway extending from the fluid inlet along the interior baffle, wherein the fluid passageway fluidly connects the fluid inlet to the interior space when the absorbent insert is received on the interior baffle;
wherein the interior baffle includes a baffle body and a plurality of baffle standoffs extending outward from the baffle body, wherein the baffle standoffs are configured to space the absorbent insert apart from the baffle body to define fluid flow paths between baffle body and the absorbent insert that are in fluid communication with the fluid passageway and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,166,122

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING PROSTHETIC ARM

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. An apparatus to control a prosthetic hand, comprising:a display interface configured to be mounted on a head and to receive a signal of a movement of an eye;
an electromyogram input configured to receive an electromyogram signal;
a blink detector configured to detect a blink as a blink signal; and
a controller configured to control movement of the prosthetic hand based on the signal of the movement of the eye, the electromyogram signal, and the blink signal,
wherein the display interface comprises a camera configured track the movement of the eye,
wherein the display interface further comprises a basic-mode, a gesture-mode, and a grip-mode,
wherein the basic-mode is configured to enable selecting any one or any combination of any two or more of the gesture-mode, the grip mode, a command to bend an elbow of the prosthetic hand, and a command to stop operations of the prosthetic hand, and
wherein the command to stop the operations of the prosthetic hand is selected, in response to the blink detector detecting a double blink.

US Pat. No. 10,166,121

BONE PRESERVING INTRAOPERATIVE DOWNSIZING SYSTEM FOR ORTHOPAEDIC IMPLANTS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A knee prosthesis system comprising:a first provisional component having a first articular surface and a first bone contacting surface disposed opposite the first articular surface, the first bone contacting surface comprising:
a first anterior surface defining a first, generally coronal anterior plane;
a first distal surface defining a first, generally transverse plane; and
a first posterior surface defining a first, generally coronal posterior plane, a first distance extending anteroposteriorly from said first posterior plane to said first anterior plane,
said first provisional component further comprising a posterior cut slot defining a posterior cut width and adapted to receive a cutting instrument;
a second component having a second articular surface defining a second articular surface geometry and a second bone contacting surface disposed opposite the second articular surface, the second bone contacting surface comprising:
a second anterior surface defining a second, generally coronal anterior plane;
a second distal surface defining a second, generally transverse plane; and
a second posterior surface in a second, generally coronal posterior plane, a second distance extending anteroposteriorly from said second posterior plane to said second anterior plane; and
said second distance less than said first distance by an amount equal to said posterior cut width.

US Pat. No. 10,166,113

INTERVERTEBRAL PROSTHESIS

Simplify Medical Pty Ltd,...

1. An intervertebral prosthesis for insertion between adjacent vertebrae, the prosthesis comprising:first and second prosthesis plates locatable against respective vertebrae, each of the first and second prosthesis plates having a coarse outer surface locatable against a vertebra and an oppositely facing inner bearing surface;
at least one upstanding elongated protrusion on the outer surface of each of the first and second prosthesis plates;
a core located between the plates, the core having a height extending between the plates which is smaller than a width of the core in a direction perpendicular to the height, the core having opposed, top and bottom bearing surfaces configured to cooperate with the inner bearing surfaces of the first and second plates to allow the plates to slide in an articulated manner over the core;
a peg projecting centrally from the inner bearing surface of the second plate;
wherein the peg locates loosely in an opening located centrally in a bearing surface of the core, whereby the plates can slide over the core while the peg holds the core captive;
wherein the inner bearing surface of the first prosthesis plate is continuously spherically curved with no central peg; and
wherein each of the first and second plates are bounded by an annular rim, and wherein each plate includes an empty groove adjacent to the rim, each groove configured and arranged to facilitate handling of the plate by instruments used to place the prosthesis in use.

US Pat. No. 10,166,101

METHODS FOR REPAIRING MITRAL VALVES

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method of performing annuloplasty of a native mitral valve having valve leaflets and a condition resulting in diminished valve leaflet coaptation, comprising:determining that a posterior aspect of a native annulus of the native mitral valve includes an abnormality comprising a depression below a datum plane;
determining a transverse dimension and an anterior-posterior dimension of the native annulus;
selecting for implantation to the native annulus a mitral valve annuloplasty ring having a ring body covered by a suture-permeable sewing cuff, the ring body defining an orifice having a major axis perpendicular to a minor axis, the major and minor axes being generally perpendicular to a flow axis, wherein the ring body is continuous, closed around the orifice and generally rigid so that it retains its shape after implantation in opposition to the stresses that will be imparted by muscles of the heart throughout each beating cycle, and wherein
a) a major axis dimension of the ring body is less than the annulus transverse dimension, and
b) the ring body is configured to compensate for the depression of the posterior aspect of the native annulus and have a ratio of a minor axis dimension of the ring body to the major axis dimension less than the ratio of the anterior-posterior dimension to the transverse dimension of the mitral valve annulus; and
implanting the ring so as to constrict the native annulus and compensate for the depression, thereby restoring healthy coaptation between the leaflets.

US Pat. No. 10,166,099

ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVE ANNULOPLASTY RING

KINGSTRONBIO (CHANGSHU) C...

1. An artificial heart valve annuloplasty ring, comprising an outer layer and an annular main body integrally formed from multiple ring sections, the outer layer being a fiber fabric layer covering the outside of the annular main body, wherein the annular main body comprises a tube with a solid tube wall that is provided with a slotted structure capable of adjusting rigidity of the annuloplasty ring, the slotted structure comprises helical slots formed along the circumference of the tube, and the helical slots have a double-helical or a multi-helical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,166,084

SPRING-EJECTED BIOPSY MARKER

Devicor Medical Products,...

1. A tool for inserting a marker into tissue at a biopsy site, comprising:an elongate plunger having a blind bore formed therein;
a plunger rod having a proximal end received within and secured to said blind bore so that said plunger rod moves conjointly with said plunger;
an elongate cannula having a lumen that receives a distal end of said plunger rod;
a stop formed on an inner surface of said cannula near a distal end of said cannula;
said cannula having a side exit port where said marker is ejected from said lumen of said cannula;
said side exit port being positioned distal of said stop;
a ramp formed in communication with said side exit port, said ramp having a preselected slope that controls the angle at which said marker is ejected from said lumen;
a spring secured to said distal end of said plunger rod and extending axially relative to said plunger rod along a longitudinal axis defined by the plunger rod; and
said plunger rod attached to the proximal end of said spring so thatproximal-to-distal displacement of said plunger rod causes compression of said spring between said plunger rod and said marker to thereby force the marker past the stop via the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,166,083

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING OBJECTS IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY

ORTHOSOFT INC., Montreal...

1. A method for tracking at least one instrument relative to a bone in computer-assisted surgery comprising:tracking, using one or more processors of a computer-assisted surgery system, a reference orientation of the bone in three axes with a reference device connected to the bone;
creating a magnetic field plane by rotating a magnet connected to one of the instrument and the bone;
using a magnetometer being mounted to the other of the instrument and the bone, producing signals as a function of at least an orientation of the magnetometer relative to the magnetic field plane; and
tracking and outputting, using one or more processors of a computer-assisted surgery system, an orientation of the instrument relative to the three axes of the reference orientation of the bone using said signals from the magnetometer subjected to the magnetic field plane, as the instrument is moved relative to the bone.

US Pat. No. 10,166,082

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A ROBOTIC WRIST

VERB SURGICAL INC., Moun...

1. A method for controlling a robotic surgical tool during robotic surgery, comprising:receiving an input for a desired state for a distal end effector of a robotic surgical tool, the distal end effector having a robotic wrist and two distal end effector members coupled to the robotic wrist pivoting relative to each other, each distal end effector member being robotically manipulated via a pair of antagonistic cables imparting forces when tensioned;
calculating, by one or more processors, displacements of each pair of antagonistic cables based on the desired state;
generating a first command for position control to drive the robotic wrist and the distal end effector members based on the calculated displacements;
determining whether the desired state includes a desired grip force between the two distal end effector members;
responsive to a determination of the desired grip force, generating a second command for grip force control to tension at least one of the pair of antagonistic cables based on the desired grip force and a current grip force between the two distal end effector members, wherein the current grip force between the two distal end effector members is estimated based on measurements of current tensioning forces on the pairs of antagonistic cables using load cells or torque sensors;
generating a composite command by adding the second command for grip force control to the first command for position control; and
driving the distal end effector to effect the desired state based on the composite command, wherein the composite command provides simultaneous grip force control and position control for various degrees of freedom of the distal end effector.

US Pat. No. 10,166,071

MULTI FREQUENCY AND MULTI POLARITY COMPLEX IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENTS TO ASSESS ABLATION LESIONS

Medtronic Ablation Fronti...

1. A medical system, comprising:a medical device positionable proximate a tissue site, the medical device comprising a plurality of electrodes and a patient return electrode operable to treat the tissue site; and
a control unit in communication with the medical device, the control unit programmed to:
deliver non-ablative radiofrequency energy at a first plurality of frequencies to the target tissue in a unipolar mode and a bipolar mode, wherein in the unipolar mode, the non-ablative radiofrequency energy is delivered between one electrode from the plurality of electrodes and the patient return electrode and in the bipolar mode, the non-ablative radiofrequency energy is delivered between two electrodes of the plurality of electrodes;
receive baseline impedance characteristics at a first plurality of frequencies in both the unipolar and bipolar modes;
deliver radiofrequency energy to the plurality of electrodes to ablate the target tissue;
deliver non-ablative radiofrequency energy at a second plurality of frequencies to the target tissue in both the unipolar and bipolar modes;
receive post-treatment impedance characteristics at the second plurality of frequencies in both the unipolar and bipolar modes;
perform a comparison between the post-treatment impedance characteristics and the baseline impedance characteristics; and
generate an indication of the efficacy of the ablation of the target tissue based at least in part on the comparison between the post-treatment and the baseline impedance characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,166,069

NEUROMODULATION CATHETERS HAVING JACKETED NEUROMODULATION ELEMENTS AND RELATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Medtronic Ardian Luxembou...

1. A neuromodulation catheter, comprising:an elongate shaft; and
a neuromodulation element operably connected to the shaft via a distal end portion of the shaft, the neuromodulation element being movable from a low-profile delivery state to a radially expanded deployed state, the neuromodulation element including:
a hypotube segment configured to have a first shape when the neuromodulation element is in the delivery state and a second shape when the neuromodulation element is in the deployed state, the second shape being more helical than the first;
a tubular jacket disposed around at least a portion of an outer surface of the hypotube segment, an outer surface of the jacket defining reduced-diameter segments spaced apart along its longitudinal; and
band electrodes respectively seated in the reduced-diameter segments and respectively forming closed loops extending circumferentially around the jacket,
wherein a minimum inner diameter of the band electrodes is smaller than a maximum outer diameter of jacket between the reduced-diameter segments.

US Pat. No. 10,166,056

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SACROILIAC JOINT FIXATION

DePuy Synthes Products, I...

1. A bone fixation device, comprising:an elongate body, having a proximal end and a distal end;
a distal anchor on the distal end, the distal anchor defining a plurality of slits and configured to purchase with bone;
a retention structure on the elongate body, proximal to the distal anchor;
a proximal anchor, moveably carried by the elongate body;
at least one complementary retention structure on the proximal anchor configured to permit proximal movement of the elongate body with respect to the proximal anchor but to resist distal movement of the elongate body with respect the proximal anchor; and
an inner member disposed within the elongate body, the inner member comprising a distal end configured to abut the distal anchor when proximally retracted,
wherein the distal anchor is configured to flare outwardly upon proximal movement of the inner member so as to further purchase with the bone, and the outwardly flared portion of the distal anchor defines an internal space, and
wherein the inner member defines a lumen extending from a proximal end of the inner member to the distal end of the inner member, the lumen being open to the internal space when the inner member is proximally retracted.

US Pat. No. 10,166,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BONE FIXATION

Biomet C.V., Warsaw, IN ...

1. A fastener assembly for use with fracture fixation, comprising:a cannulated proximal fastener member having a proximal fastener head configured to be seated on an exterior side of a bone, an opposed distal end and an internal wall defining an internal keyed anti-rotation feature and having an exterior wall defining a diameter, wherein a diameter of the head is larger than the diameter of the exterior wall such that the head has a lower surface configured to be seated against an exterior bone surface or a bone plate;
a distinct distal fastener member having a proximal end defining an internal bore and an external keyed anti-rotation feature, and a distal end defining a bone anchor; and
a distinct internal fastener member configured to be positioned in the proximal fastener member and threadably coupled to the distal fastener member such that the proximal end of the distal fastener member is telescopically received in the distal end of the proximal fastener member;
wherein rotation of the internal fastener member in a first rotational direction telescopically retracts the distal fastener member into the proximal fastener member so as to be adapted to compress a bone fracture, and rotation of the internal fastener member in a second opposite rotational direction extends the distal fastener member relative to the proximal fastener member,
and further comprising a retention arrangement including one or more pins mounted to the proximal fastener member that engage a groove around a head of the internal fastener member and are configured to prevent axial movement of the internal fastener member relative to the proximal fastener member while allowing relative rotational movement of the internal fastener member.

US Pat. No. 10,166,052

BONE PLATE WITH POLYAXIAL LOCKING MECHANISM

Stryker European Holdings...

1. A bone plate comprising:a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a deformable contact region comprising a contact surface; and
a through hole defining a through hole axis and an inner surface of the bone plate and extending from the first surface through the bone plate to the second surface,
wherein the contact surface is formed by at least part of the inner surface,
wherein the deformable contact region comprises a plurality of cavities at least partially surrounding the through hole and each substantially extending in a height direction of the bone plate, and
wherein at least one cavity of the plurality of the cavities is spaced radially from another cavity of the plurality of cavities in a direction away from the through hole axis of the bone plate.

US Pat. No. 10,166,046

IMPLANT FOR IMMOBILIZING CERVICAL VERTEBRAE

Life Spine, Inc., Huntle...

1. An implant for immobilizing a first vertebra relative to a second vertebra, the implant comprising:a first component having a hook for attachment to a posterior arch of the first vertebra, a right wing, a left wing, a right element holder situated on the right wing, and a left element holder situated on the left wing, the right element holder free to translate laterally along the right wing and translate rotationally with respect to the right wing, the left element holder free to translate laterally along the left wing and translate rotationally with respect to the left wing;
a second component having a body configured to abut the second vertebra, a first rod holder extending from the body, and a first post extending from the body and configured to be received in the right element holder of the first component;
a third component having a body configured to abut the second vertebra of the spine, a second rod holder extending from the body, and a second post extending from the body and configured to be received in the left element holder of the first component; and
a rod configured to be received in and extend between the first rod holder of the second component and the second rod holder of the third component.

US Pat. No. 10,166,045

ORTHOPEDIC EXTERNAL FIXATION DEVICE

Fixx Orthopedics, LLC, M...

1. A pin assembly for an orthopedic external fixation device, wherein the pin assembly is configured to engage a bone fragment, the pin assembly comprising:(i) a screw portion having a distal end configured to engage the bone fragment and a proximal end, wherein the screw portion includes an unthreaded portion between the distal end and the proximal end, and wherein the unthreaded portion includes a cutting section with one or more cutting edges; and
(ii) a support sheath portion having an elongated channel with a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end of the elongated channel is configured to engage the bone fragment, wherein the proximal end of the screw portion is disposed in the elongated channel, and wherein the distal end of the elongated channel has a tapered leading edge; and
(iii) multiple elongated blades mounted to the distal end of the elongated channel such that the multiple elongated blades run lengthwise along an outer surface of the elongated channel, wherein the multiple elongated blades are configured to engage the bone fragment.

US Pat. No. 10,166,035

ENDOVASCULAR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR EXPLOITING INTRAMURAL SPACE

BRIDGEPOINT MEDICAL, INC....

1. A method of bypassing an occlusion disposed in a lumen of a vessel having a vascular wall, the method comprising:inserting a distal end of an elongate shaft of an intravascular device into the lumen proximal of the occlusion;
entering the vascular wall of the vessel with the distal end of the elongate shaft of the intravascular device at a location proximal of the occlusion;
advancing the distal end of the elongate shaft between first and second tissue layers of the vascular wall to a location distal of the occlusion;
advancing a re-entry device through the elongate shaft of the intravascular device, the re-entry device having a tissue penetrating distal tip;
penetrating the first tissue layer of the vascular wall with the tissue penetrating distal tip of the re-entry device such that the tissue-penetrating distal tip enters the lumen of the vessel distal of the occlusion; and
thereafter, advancing the distal end of the elongate shaft of the intravascular device from the vascular wall into the lumen of the vessel distal of the occlusion such that the elongate shaft of the intravascular device extends from the lumen of the vessel proximal of the occlusion, through a subintimal space between the first and second tissue layers along the occlusion, to the lumen of the vessel distal of the occlusion.

US Pat. No. 10,166,034

KNEE ARTHROPLASTY INSTRUMENT

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A knee arthroplasty instrument for use in a knee joint, the knee joint including a tibia and a femur, the instrument comprising:a tensioning tool including a tibial component configured for placement against the tibia and a femoral component configured for placement against the femur, the femoral component being movably coupled to the tibial component to place the knee joint in tension by separating the tibia and the femur;
a first sizer removably coupleable to the tensioning tool, the first sizer including at least one first reference indicator that references the femur to locate a cut guide relative to the femur;
a second sizer different from the first sizer, used in alternative to the first sizer and removably coupleable to the tensioning tool, the second sizer including at least one second reference indicator that references the femur to locate the cut guide relative to the femur; and
a cut guide removably coupleable to the tensioning tool, wherein the femoral component of the tensioning tool and the cut guide are interchangeably coupleable to the instrument, the femoral component of the tensioning tool being separable from the instrument to accommodate the cut guide on the instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,166,022

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BONE FIXATION

Biomet C.V., Warsaw, IN ...

1. An orthopedic implant for use in fixation or fusion of bone segments, the implant comprising:a longitudinally extending bridge member having an upper surface portion, an opposed lower surface portion and opposed sides extending between the upper and lower surface portions, at least the opposed sides being formed of a porous metal construct having a porous metal outer surface, wherein the opposed sides of the bridge member taper outwardly all the way from the lower surface portion up to the upper surface portion such that the bridge member includes a wedge shaped structure with the lower surface portion having a smaller width than a corresponding width of the upper surface portion; and
first and second cylindrical fixation members integrally connected with the bridge member at opposed longitudinal ends of the bridge member, the first and second fixation members including a cylindrical body having a body width in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the bridge member greater than a corresponding bridge width of the bridge member and a member length between a top surface portion and an opposed bottom surface portion greater than a corresponding bridge length of the bridge member from the upper surface portion to the lower surface portion, at least the body being formed of the porous metal construct and having the porous metal outer surface;
wherein the bridge member and the first and second cylindrical fixation members include a solid core structure including a bridge core and integrally connected first and second cylindrical fixation member cores and the solid core structure is at least partially covered by the porous metal outer surface and wherein the lower surface portion of the bridge member is an exposed surface of the bridge core and is not covered by the porous metal;
wherein the implant is adapted to be positioned into the bone segments such that the bridge member is adapted to fix the bone segments in a first direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and the fixation members are adapted to fix the bone segments in a second direction parallel to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,166,002

ULTRASONIC BONE MOTION TRACKING SYSTEM

OMNIlife science, Inc., ...

1. A computerized bone motion tracking system for non-invasively tracking a bone of a subject in three-dimensional space comprising:a 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer comprising a 2D array of transducer elements configured to capture 3D image pixel volumes in real-time, wherein the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer is further configured to
(a) capture a first reference image volume I0 of a bone surface at an initial time t0,
and
(b) capture a second image volume I1 of the bone surface at a second time t1,
a three-dimensional position measuring device configured to measure a three-dimensional position of the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer at the times t0 and t1 and associating each position with the corresponding image volumes I0 and I1; and
a computer configured to
determine an initial position of the bone using the first reference image volume I0,
search for a relative position of image volumes I0 and I1 for which overlapping portions of the image volumes of I0 and I1 are closest aligned to one another and define this position as a best-match position, wherein the search is limited to a region of interest that includes pixels representing the bone surface in at least one of the first reference image volume and the second image volume, wherein the region of interest is a subset of each of the image volumes I0 and I1 and is selected by real-time segmentation,
determine a 3D transformation between the first reference image volume and the second image volume that corresponds to the best-match position, and
display the imaged bone surface on a display and show movements thereof in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,166,001

TRENDING S1 HEART SOUNDS AMPLITUDES IN AMBULATORY PATIENTS FOR WORSENING HF DETECTION

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a cardiac signal sensing circuit configured to sense a plurality of cardiac signals representative of electrical cardiac activity of a subject;
a heart sound sensing circuit configured to sense a plurality of heart sound signals representative of intrinsic mechanical cardiac activity of the subject; and
a signal processing circuit configured to:
detect a signal fiducial in a sensed cardiac signal and initiate a measurement window in a time relationship to the detected fiducial;
determine amplitudes of S1 heart sounds during the measurement window using the plurality of sensed heart sound signals;
calculate a short-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes over a time duration of N days, where N is a positive integer less than or equal to five:
calculate a long-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes for a time duration longer than N days, during different days than the short-term central tendency, and at least partially prior to the short-term central tendency;
trend a long-term to short-term difference between the calculated long-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes and the calculated short-term central tendency of the S1 heart sound amplitudes; and
generate an alert using the calculated short-term central tendency and the calculated long-term central tendency.

US Pat. No. 10,165,986

RECEIVERS FOR ANALYZING AND DISPLAYING SENSOR DATA

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A glucose monitoring system for monitoring a host's glucose levels, the system comprising a computing device having a touch-sensitive display, wherein the computing device is configured to:display on the touch-sensitive display a first chart and a second chart adjacent to one another, each chart having a trend line indicative of a glucose level of a host, each chart having a y-axis in units of an analyte concentration and an x-axis in units of time, and each x-axis of the first and second charts extending different periods of time, wherein the x-axis of the first chart extends a first period of time and the x-axis of the second chart extends a second period of time, the first period of time being a sub-set of the second period of time, wherein the second chart comprises a first indication of the first time period, wherein the first indication comprises a shaded pattern under the trend line of the second chart, wherein the second chart comprises a second indication of the first time period, wherein the second indication of the first time period comprises an icon extending along the y-axis of the second chart, wherein the icon moves along the x-axis of the second chart responsive to a user changing the first time period; and
wherein the time period of the second chart changes from the second time period to a third time period when the icon moves to a certain time value of the second time period, the second time period being a sub-set of the third time period.

US Pat. No. 10,165,967

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF ANALYTE VALUES

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method for wireless data communication among an analyte sensor system, a passive device for receiving data from a transceiver without establishing a data connection with the analyte sensor system, and an active display device for displaying analyte data from the analyte sensor system after establishing a data connection with the analyte sensor system, the method comprising:generating analyte sensor data using a sensor electronics module coupled to a continuous analyte sensor of the analyte sensor system;
incorporating in a first advertisement signal the analyte sensor data that can be used by the passive device;
a user providing the passive device with an identification information associated with the analyte sensor system;
the passive device generating a key using the identification information;
upon receiving the first advertisement signal from the analyte sensor system, extracting the analyte sensor data by the passive device from the first advertisement signal, to perform one or more medicament delivery operations based on an analyte value that is indicated by the extracted analyte sensor data, wherein the passive device extracts the analyte sensor data from the first advertisement signal using the key generated from the identification information associated with the analyte sensor system;
receiving, by the active display device, a second advertisement signal, wherein the analyte sensor system is configured to include the analyte sensor data in the second advertisement signal;
establishing a two-way communication channel by the active display device with the analyte sensor system in response to the second advertisement signal;
exchanging information including the analyte sensor data, alarms, alert and calibration data between the active display device and the analyte sensor system via the established communication channel;
terminating the communication channel; and
displaying the analyte sensor data by the active display device.

US Pat. No. 10,165,957

NEUROLOGICAL SCREENING CONNECTOR

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A medical lead screening connector comprising:a housing having a top surface;
lead receptor channels disposed within the housing and configured to receive a lead body flush or sub-flush with the top surface; and
a cover comprising transparent material attached to the housing to cover the top surface in a closed position, wherein the cover further comprises:
protrusions arranged to register with the at least one of the lead receptor channels and each configured to contact the lead body received in the respective lead receptor channel in the closed position; and
lead receptor apertures configured to allow the lead body to pass through the cover along a first exterior edge of the cover and registered with the lead receptor channels in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,165,950

VITAL SIGNS MONITOR

WELCH ALLYN, INC., Skane...

1. A multi-parametric vital signs monitoring system, said system comprising:a vital signs monitoring device, said monitoring device including a portable power supply enabling said monitoring device to operate in a first stand-alone mode and a wireless transceiver enabling said monitoring device to operate in an alternative second wireless networked mode with at least one remote station; and
a charging cradle adapted to receive said vital signs monitoring device, said charging cradle permitting said compact vital signs monitoring device to operate in a powered mode when said monitoring device is received by said charging cradle, said monitoring device being operable in said second networked mode when said monitoring device is in said charging cradle;
said vital signs monitoring device being defined by a compact housing, the compact housing including:
a pair of half housing sections, wherein one of the pair of half housing sections retains a display screen of the vital signs monitoring device and the other of the pair of half housing sections includes at least one connection port of the vital signs monitoring device for connection to said charging cradle,
a rubberized bladder disposed peripherally between the half housing sections and continuously extending about the entire periphery of the housing in order to assist the monitoring device from impact or shock loads and to prevent ingress of dust or contaminants into an interior of the housing, and
a pair of tabs in which each of the tabs is disposed on opposing lateral sides of one of the half housing sections, the tabs enabling attachment to a patient-wearable harness that receives the vital signs monitoring device, the housing of the vital signs monitoring device including a bottom facing surface, a rear facing surface and two opposing lateral sides in which a latching member and the connector port enabling connection to the charging cradle is formed in the bottom facing surface and a plurality of mounting feet extend from the rear facing surface of the housing to enable placement of the monitoring device on a flat surface,
the charging cradle being defined by an open-topped receptacle sized to retain a lower portion of the vital signs monitoring device and comprising a hanging bracket configured for connecting to a bed rail, the open-topped receptacle including a bottom surface having an electrical connector for engaging the connector port of the monitoring device and a latch for engaging the latching member of the monitoring device, the charging cradle further including a release button for disengaging the latch from the latching member.

US Pat. No. 10,165,924

WATER TANK WASHING MACHINE

Ningbo Fotile Kitchen War...

1. A sink-type washing machine comprising:a sink body having a washing space and a bottom portion, the sink body having a recess, the recess defining a drain region at least at a center of the bottom portion, the bottom portion of the sink body comprises a bottom board, the recess is formed at a center of the bottom board;
an ultrasonic generator disposed on the bottom board;
a water pump disposed inside the drain region for pumping water in the drain region, the water pump having a flow channel and an impeller;
a cover plate rotatably connected on the sink body;
a drain board with a plurality of drain holes disposed inside the sink body and covering the recess of the bottom board, the recess under the drain board forming the drain region;
a rotary spray arm with a plurality of water outlets disposed above the drain board, the plurality of water outlets being in communication with the flow channel in the water pump,
wherein the water in the drain region can be sprayed into the washing space and above the drain region,
the impeller further comprises a central shaft and a plurality of blades disposed on a circumferential surface of the central shaft, each blade having a curvy part and a straight part, the straight part extending axially away from the central shaft, and
the drain board further defines a circular opening and a residue basket is disposed in the sink body, under the circular opening and flushed with the drain board, and a surface of the drain board is flushed with the bottom board of the sink body around the drain board.

US Pat. No. 10,165,916

VACUUM CLEANER BASE ASSEMBLY AND AIR PASSAGE SYSTEM

MIDEA AMERICA, CORP., Pa...

1. A vacuum cleaner comprising:a handle having a first handle side and a second handle side opposite the first handle side;
a dirt separator mounted to the handle and having a separator inlet for receiving dirt-laden air and a separator outlet for discharging cleaned air;
a suction motor mounted in the handle and having a suction motor inlet, the suction motor being configured to generate a suction airflow into the suction motor inlet;
a nozzle having a bottom face, a first side region that extends along the first handle side, and a second side region that extends along the second handle side to thereby locate at least a portion of the handle between the first side region and the second side region;
a suction inlet passing through the bottom face of the nozzle, the suction inlet comprising an opening that is elongated along a suction inlet axis extending from the first side region to the second side region;
a pivot joining the nozzle to the handle at a pivot axis that extends from the first side region of the nozzle to the second side region of the nozzle and in parallel with the suction inlet axis, the pivot comprising a first pivot connection joining the first side region to the first handle side, and a second pivot connection joining the second side region to the second handle side;
wherein the nozzle comprises an upper shell and a lower shell that are joined together, the upper shell comprising an upper arm having a lower surface, the lower shell comprising a lower arm having an upper surface, wherein the lower surface of the upper arm faces the upper surface of the lower arm and the lower surface and the upper surface are connected at respective edges thereof to form an enclosed rigid base air passage extending from the suction inlet to the first pivot connection;
a first handle air passage located in the handle and extending from the first pivot connection to the separator inlet, the first handle air passage being fluidly connected to the base air passage through the first pivot connection;
a second handle air passage located in the handle and extending from the separator outlet to the suction motor inlet;
a carriage mounted to the nozzle and the handle to rotate relative to the nozzle and the handle, the carriage being configured to support the nozzle and the handle on a horizontal plane the carriage comprising a first side region adjacent to the first side region of the nozzle and a second side region adjacent to the second side region of the nozzle; and
a storage lock assembly comprising a resiliently-deformable crossbeam and a protrusion,
wherein the crossbeam comprising at least a portion that is substantially linear in shape and longitudinally extending between the first side region of the carriage and a second side region of the carriage, the portion of the crossbeam being deformable from the substantially linear shape, and the protrusion comprises an extension of the handle and rotates with the handle, the protrusion presses against and temporarily deforms the crossbeam when the handle is moved from an upright position to a reclined position or from the reclined position to the upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,165,832

METHOD OF MAKING A SOLE STRUCTURE COMPRISING A FLUID FILLED MEMBER WITH SLOTS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method of making an article of footwear, comprising the steps of:receiving a fluid filled member including an internal cavity, the fluid filled member including at least one thickened portion; wherein the internal cavity has an X-like cross sectional shape, such that the internal cavity comprises a central cavity portion, a medial upper cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion and separate from a medial lower cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion, and a lateral upper cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion and separate from a lateral lower cavity portion extending from the central cavity portion;
forming a medial slot in the thickened portion in a medial side of the fluid filled member, the medial slot being disposed vertically between the medial upper cavity portion and the medial lower cavity portion;
forming a lateral slot in the thickened portion in a lateral side of the fluid filled member, the lateral slot being disposed vertically between the lateral upper cavity portion and the lateral lower cavity portion;
wherein the central cavity portion, the medial upper cavity portion, the medial lower cavity portion, the lateral upper cavity portion, and the lateral lower cavity portion are all disposed at a similar longitudinal position along a longitudinal direction;
wherein the central cavity portion, the medial upper cavity portion, the medial lower cavity portion, the lateral upper cavity portion, and the lateral lower cavity portion are all in fluid communication with one another at the similar longitudinal position; and
wherein a portion of each of the medial slot, the lateral slot, and a lower slot is disposed adjacent to the internal cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,165,829

SPACER TEXTILE MATERIAL WITH TENSILE STRANDS IN NON-LINEAR ARRANGEMENTS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A spacer textile material comprising:a first layer;
a second layer;
a plurality of connecting members extending between and joining the first layer and the second layer;
a tensile strand;
wherein the first layer is joined to the second layer to define a plurality of channels arranged in a non-linear pattern;
wherein the tensile strand extends through the plurality of channels;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a first channel that is oriented at a first angle relative to a first edge of the spacer textile material;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a second channel that is oriented at a second angle relative to the first edge of the spacer textile material;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a third channel that is oriented at a third angle relative to the first edge of the spacer textile material;
wherein the plurality of channels includes a fourth channel that is oriented at a fourth angle relative to a second edge of the spacer textile material, the second edge is opposite the first edge;
wherein the first angle and the second angle are different;
a first portion of the tensile strand extends from the second edge of the spacer textile material between the first channel and the second channel;
a second portion of the tensile strand extends from the first edge of the spacer textile material between the second channel and the third channel;
a third portion of the tensile strand extends from the second edge of the spacer textile material between the third channel and the fourth channel; and
a fourth portion of the tensile strand extends from a third edge of the spacer textile material.

US Pat. No. 10,165,828

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH DECOUPLED UPPER

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:a longitudinal direction extending along a major axis of the article of footwear and a lateral direction extending along a minor axis of the article of footwear;
an upper and a sole structure;
a first side extending along the longitudinal direction of the article of footwear;
a second side extending along the longitudinal direction of the article of footwear; the first side being on an opposite side of the article of footwear from the second side;
a connecting member including a sheet of material, the sheet of material forming the connecting member being folded along the longitudinal direction in a linear orientation along an entire length of the connecting member such that the connecting member includes an upper layer and a lower layer;
the upper layer being attached to the upper along the first side and the lower layer being attached to the sole structure along the first side; the second side of the sole structure and the second side of the upper being directly coupled to each other;
the upper layer and the lower layer of the connecting member being decoupled from one another at the first side such that the upper layer is configured to move substantially independently of the lower layer at the first side, wherein the decoupled upper layer and the decoupled lower layer allow a lower periphery of the upper to move substantially independently of an upper periphery of the sole structure on the first side of the article of footwear; and
wherein the first side is a medial side.

US Pat. No. 10,165,827

OUTSOLE WITH GRIP REDUCTION EXTENSION MEMBERS

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An outsole for an article of footwear, the outsole comprising:a sole foundation, the sole foundation having a first surface, the first surface configured as a ground-contacting surface;
a plurality of tread projections, each of the plurality of tread projections having a sidewall surface and a tread projection distal surface, the sidewall surface extending between the sole foundation first surface and the tread projection distal surface forming a distal surface offset distance, the tread projection distal surface having a first area; and
an extension member, the extension member comprised of a proximal portion and a distal portion, the extension member having an extension member length extending from the tread projection distal surface to an extension member distal end, the extension member having a cross sectional area perpendicular to the extension member length that is a second area, the first area being at least three times the area of the second area, the extension member length being at least twice a width of the second area, wherein the extension member length allows for flexibility that enables the extension member to be pushed sideways and to collapse and contact the tread projection distal surface, wherein the collapse of the extension member reduces traction of the article of footwear when worn.

US Pat. No. 10,165,826

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH A MIDSOLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A PERIMETER BLADDER ELEMENT, A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AND A MOLD ASSEMBLY FOR SAME

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A method of manufacturing an article of footwear comprising:providing a first bladder element formed from first and second polymeric sheets to form the first bladder element with a substantially arc-shaped heel portion continuously extending to form a lateral arm portion extending forward from the heel portion along a lateral side of the first bladder element, and continuously extending to form a medial arm portion laterally-spaced from the lateral arm portion and extending forward from the heel portion along a medial side of the first bladder element;
providing a sole layer that has an upper surface and a lower surface, and that has multiple protrusions at the lower surface that extend away from the upper surface;
positioning the sole layer on the first bladder element so that the multiple protrusions of the sole layer extend away from the upper surface of the sole layer into a cavity between the lateral arm portion and the medial arm portion of the first bladder element; wherein the sole layer has at least one groove between at least two of the multiple protrusions; securing the sole layer to at least a portion of the first bladder element;
wherein the article of footwear is a first article of footwear; and simultaneously forming the first bladder element for the first article of footwear and a second bladder element for a second article of footwear in a single mold assembly;
wherein the second bladder element has a substantially arc-shaped heel portion continuously extending to form a lateral arm portion extending from the heel portion of the second bladder element along a lateral side of the second bladder element, and continuously extending to form a medial arm portion laterally-spaced from the lateral arm portion of the second bladder element and extending from the heel portion of the second bladder element along a medial side of the second bladder element;
wherein the medial arm portion of the first bladder element is between the lateral arm portion of the second bladder element and the medial arm portion of the second bladder element during said simultaneously forming;
wherein said simultaneously forming in the single mold assembly further includes forming a third bladder element and a fourth bladder element simultaneously with the first bladder element and the second bladder element in the single mold assembly;
wherein each of the third bladder element and the fourth bladder element has a substantially arc-shaped heel portion continuously extending to form a lateral arm portion extending from the heel portion, and continuously extending to form a medial arm portion laterally-spaced from the lateral arm portion and extending from the heel portion; and
wherein the medial arm portion of the third bladder element is between the lateral arm portion and the medial arm portion of the fourth bladder element during said simultaneously forming.

US Pat. No. 10,165,825

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR WITH ADAPTIVE FIT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole, comprising:an outer sole assembly including a plurality of outer sole members spaced apart from each other by a plurality of gaps;
a middle sole assembly defining a plurality of grooves; and
an intermediate layer comprising an elastomer, wherein the intermediate layer is disposed between the outer sole assembly and the middle sole assembly, and the intermediate layer connects the middle sole assembly to the outer sole assembly;
wherein the intermediate layer is more elastic than each of the plurality of outer sole members;
wherein the intermediate layer is more elastic than the middle sole assembly;
wherein one of the plurality of gaps is vertically aligned with a respective one of the plurality of grooves; and
wherein the plurality of gaps includes a forward central gap that extends from a forward edge of the outer sole assembly toward a heel region of the sole to separate the sole between a lateral portion and a medial portion.

US Pat. No. 10,165,824

SOLE MEMBER FOR AN ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A sole structure for an article of footwear, the sole structure comprising:a first composite layer formed from first fibers having a first weave orientation and including a first raised portion extending from a first surface of the first composite layer in a first direction and a second raised portion extending from the first surface of the first composite layer in the first direction, the second raised portion being spaced apart from the first raised portion along a longitudinal axis of the sole structure and including a different shape than the first raised portion; and
a second composite layer attached to the first composite layer, formed from second fibers having a second weave orientation, and including a third raised portion extending from a first surface of the second composite layer in a second direction and a fourth raised portion extending from the first surface of the second composite layer in the second direction, the fourth raised portion being spaced apart from the third raised portion along a longitudinal axis of the sole structure and including a different shape than the third raised portion.

US Pat. No. 10,165,810

CUT RESISTANT GLOVE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CUT RESISTANT GLOVE

Showa Glove Co., Hyogo (...

1. A cut resistant glove comprising a glove main body manufactured by plating knitting using a ground yarn and an additional yarn, wherein the ground yarn comprises a core material, and a cover yarn wound around the core material, wherein the core material comprising a string made of a metal or glass fiber, wherein the core material further comprising a support yarn made of an organic fiber arranged along the string, wherein an average thickness of the support yarn being no less than 45 dtex and no greater than 100 dtex, and the additional yarn being made of organic fiber and comprising a core yarn and a cover yarn wound around the core yarn of the additional yarn, an elongation rate of 30-g load to 3-g load of the additional yarn is no greater than 30%, an average thickness of the ground yarn is no less than 135 dtex and no greater than 440 dtex, and an average thickness of the additional yarn is no less than 135 dtex and no greater than 670 dtex, and wherein a ratio of the average thickness of the additional yarn to the average thickness of the ground yarn is no less than 0.9 and no greater than 2.5, and the cut resistant glove is composed of stitches of at least 13 gauges and is provided with a coating layer made of a resin or rubber on an outer surface side of the glove.

US Pat. No. 10,165,797

CIGARETTE DISTILLATION AND ATOMIZATION DEVICE

SMISS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A cigarette distillation and atomization device, comprising: a support, an air inlet, and an air outlet, wherein the air inlet and the air outlet are provided on the support; a first heating system and a second heating system are provided in the support; the first heating system and the second heating system are hermetically connected; the first heating system comprises a first cylinder; the second heating system comprises a second cylinder; an inner cavity of the second cylinder is used to place a cigarette; a height of the second cylinder is 20 mm-64 mm, and an inner diameter of the second cylinder is equivalent to an outer diameter of the cigarette; the first heating system is provided with a first heating circuit used to preheat cold air that enters the first heating system, the second heating system is provided with a second heating circuit used to dilute, bake, and atomize the cigarette when the cigarette placed in the second heating system; air entering the air inlet is heated by the first heating system to form a hot air flow, and the hot air flow enters the second heating system; and the hot air flow and the second heating system simultaneously heat the cigarette placed in the second cylinder to form smoke, and the smoke goes out from the air outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,165,795

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CURVED EDGE CIGARETTE ROLLING PAPER

Curved Papers, Inc., Pla...

1. A method of manufacturing packaged curved edge cigarette rolling papers comprising the steps of:stacking a multiplicity of rectangular cigarette rolling paper blanks to form a leaf stack having a top face, a bottom face opposing said top face, a front side, a back side opposing side front side, a spine side and a trim side opposing said spine side;
enclosing said leaf stack within a three sided folded cover which completely overlies the top face, spine side and bottom face to form a covered leaf stack having a trim end and an opposed spine end;
banding a portion of said covered leaf stack within a sleeve that wraps around the covered leaf stack overlying the top and bottom faces and contacting the front and back sides; and
cutting the cover and leaf stack at the trim end while said sleeve retains the leaf stack in alignment with said folded cover to form packaged curved edge cigarette rolling papers.

US Pat. No. 10,165,734

GROWING SYSTEM MIXING BOX

Greenhouse HVAC, LLC, Ja...

1. A growing system mixing box comprising:a housing through which gaseous fluids flow;
a plurality of inlets to the housing, and an outlet from the housing, the outlet being spaced apart from the plurality of inlets, the plurality of inlets including a CO2-containing exhaust inlet;
a plurality of cooling coils, in series, disposed between the plurality of inlets and the outlet;
a heating coil, in series with the plurality of cooling coils, the heating coil being disposed between the plurality of cooling coils and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,165,728

EDGER WITH SHIELDING ASSEMBLY

Echo Incorporated, Lake ...

1. An edger comprising:a main frame that can be advanced controllably relative to subjacent terrain;
a cutting assembly on the main frame;
a drive for rotating the cutting assembly around a first axis,
the cutting assembly configured to produce a trench in underlying terrain as the cutting assembly is rotated by the drive in operation,
the produced trench having a width extending along the first axis,
the cutting assembly having a perimeter edge with a contour extending over an axial distance; and
a shielding assembly defining a radially inwardly facing surface that resides radially outside of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly,
the radially inwardly facing surface having a shape that is at least nominally matched to the contour of an axial extent of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly so that as the cutting assembly rotates the radially inwardly facing surface and perimeter edge of the cutting assembly cooperate to each avoid buildup of foreign matter on the other,
the radially inwardly facing surface, with the edger viewed in cross-section along a plane containing the first axis, having a non-straight shape where the radially facing surface extends over an axial extent of the perimeter edge of the cutting assembly.
US Pat. No. 10,167,373

POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING POLYAMIDE RESIN FOAM SHAPED PRODUCT

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A polyamide resin foam shaped product comprising a polyamide resin, whereinthe polyamide resin foam shaped product has a crystallinity X of 10% to 50% and a crystallite size D of 10 nm or more as calculated based on a peak having a smallest peak width in an X-ray diffraction profile of the polyamide resin foam shaped product.
US Pat. No. 10,167,382

SEALING MATERIAL

ENRICHMENT TECHNOLOGY COM...

1. A sealing material for the production of a gas seal, wherein the constituents of the sealing material include a bromobutyl elastomer in an amount of 100 parts by weight, a filler material in an amount between 10 and 100 parts by weight for setting the volume of the sealing material, a curing agent of a peroxide in an amount between 0.5 and 3.0 parts by weight for curing the sealing material, a material for acid neutralization, and a cross-linking component serving as a multi-functional reagent for peroxidically cross-linked elastomers in an amount between 0.1 and 2.0 parts by weight for further enhancing gas-tightness of the peroxidically cross-linked sealing material, wherein the material for acid neutralization consists essentially of an organic binder and activated magnesium oxide (MgO) embedded in the organic binder.
US Pat. No. 10,170,750

LITHIUM-CONDUCTING SULFUR COMPOUND CATHODE FOR LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A method of making a cathode for a battery, comprising the steps of:reacting sulfur with Li3PS4 in a liquid solvent to provide a composition comprising Li3PS4+n (0 creating a slurry with the compound, a binder and carbon; and
coating a current collector with the slurry and forming a cathode with the slurry.
US Pat. No. 10,167,425

ETCHING SOLUTION CAPABLE OF SUPPRESSING PARTICLE APPEARANCE

OCI COMPANY LTD., Seoul ...

1. An etching solution for suppressing particle appearance comprising:an aqueous solution including phosphoric acid;
a first silane compound including 1 to 6 silicon atoms where at least one silicon atom is bonded to three or more hydrophilic functional groups, wherein a concentration of the first silane compound in the etching solution ranges from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm;
a second silane compound including 1 to 6 silicon atoms where the number of hydrophilic functional groups bonded to one silicon atom is a maximum of 2, wherein a concentration of the second silane compound in the etching solution ranges from 100 ppm to 30,000 ppm; and
a fluorine-containing compound.
US Pat. No. 10,166,412

SKIN LIGHTENING COMPOSITION COMPRISING 4-HEXYLRESORCINOL AND ILOMASTAT

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A skin lightening composition comprisinga) an effective amount of 4-hexylresorcinol; and
b) an effective amount of galardin.
US Pat. No. 10,167,447

SUPPORTS AND METHODS FOR PROMOTING INTEGRATION OF CARTILAGE TISSUE EXPLANTS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A method of making a cartilage tissue construct, the method comprising:placing a first surface of a first cartilage tissue piece and a first surface of a second cartilage tissue piece adjacent to an exposed surface of a solid or semi-solid support, wherein at least one of the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece comprises a cartilage explant;
culturing, in vitro, the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece on the exposed surface of the support, including reorienting at least one of the first cartilage tissue piece and the second cartilage tissue piece, relative to the support, to direct the expansion or shape of the reoriented cartilage tissue piece.
US Pat. No. 10,167,449

HUMAN BROWN ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS AND USES

BIORESTORATIVE THERAPIES,...

1. A human neonatal brown adipose tissue differentiated cell derived from an isolated human neonatal brown adipose tissue stem cell,wherein the isolated human neonatal brown adipose tissue stem cell is grown in a culture medium comprising fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) and differentiates into the human neonatal brown adipose differentiated cell;
wherein UCP-1, ELOVL3, and PGC1A gene expression is upregulated in the human neonatal brown adipose tissue differentiated cell.
US Pat. No. 10,167,454

COMPOSITIONS USEFUL IN TREATMENT OF ORNITHINE TRANSCARBAMYLASE (OTC) DEFICIENCY

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A recombinant viral vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding human ornithine transcarbamylase (hOTC) and expression control sequences which direct expression of hOTC in a liver cell, wherein the hOTC nucleic acid sequence is less than 80% identical to the wild-type hOTC sequence over the mature sequence or full length hOTC of SEQ ID NO: 1, and expresses a functional hOTC, wherein said hOTC nucleic acid sequence is SEQ ID NO: 5 or a nucleic acid sequence at least 96 to 99% identical thereto.
US Pat. No. 10,166,693

TREATED POROUS MATERIAL

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method for preparing a treated cellulosic material comprising:(a) providing a cellulosic material comprising wood or wood composite materials;
(b) a first treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material under a pressure greater than or lower than ambient with an aqueous dispersion comprising a polymer, the polymer comprising an olefin-carboxylic acid copolymer; and
(c) a second treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material under a pressure greater than or lower than ambient with a modifying agent, the modifying agent comprising a bivalent, trivalent, or tetravalent metal ion.
US Pat. No. 10,167,462

MODIFIED EL188 ENDOLYSIN SEQUENCE

LYSANDO AG, Triesenberg ...

1. A polypeptide comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein SEQ ID NO: 1 is characterized byX1 may be absent or any amino acid,
X120 may be any amino acid,
X126 may be any amino acid,
X128 may be any amino acid,
X134 may be any amino acid,
X135 may be any amino acid,
X138 may be any amino acid,
X171 may be any amino acid,
X173 may be any amino acid,
X182 may be any amino acid,
X187 may be any amino acid,
X197 may be any amino acid,
X198 may be any amino acid,
X204 may be any amino acid,
X230 may be any amino acid,
X231 may be any amino acid,
X234 may be any amino acid, andwherein the polypeptide does neither comprise the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 nor of SEQ ID NO: 183, wherein the polypeptide does not comprise an E155A mutation at position 155 of SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein X135 is not C.
US Pat. No. 10,166,195

VACCINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS USING YEAST CELL WALL PARTICLES

Orbis Health Solutions, L...

1. A method for treating cancer, comprising administering to a subject a composition comprising (i) a yeast cell wall particle; (ii) a silicate, and (iii) an exogenous biological material loaded within the particle, wherein the biological material comprises a tumor lysate, and wherein the yeast cell wall particle is coated with the silicate.
US Pat. No. 10,166,205

TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

SEBELA INTERNATIONAL BERM...

1. A gel composition for topical administration consisting essentially of:(i) naftifine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, present in an amount of from about 0.5 wt % to about 4 wt %;
(ii) a solvent comprising a glycol solvent component and an alkyl alcohol solvent component, present in an amount of from about 10 wt % to about 50 wt %;
(iii) a non-carbomer rheology modifier selected from a hydroxy cellulose, present in an amount of from about 0.75 wt % to about 2.25 wt %;
(iv) a polysorbate solubilizing agent present in an amount of from about 3 wt % to about 8 wt %;
(v) an amine pH adjuster in an amount of from about 0.12 wt % to about 0.23 wt %; and
one or more of: water, a preservative, a chelating agent, a coloring agent, and a fragrance, wherein the gel composition exhibits an in vitro release rate under the SUPAC-SS guidance of from about 2700 ?g/cm2/hr1/2 to about 3134 ?g/cm2/hr1/2.
US Pat. No. 10,166,217

FUNGAL KERATITIS PROPHYLACTIC OR THERAPEUTIC AGENT

SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A method for prevention or treatment of keratomycosis in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising rapamycin or a salt thereof as an active ingredient.
US Pat. No. 10,166,224

NICOTINE SALT WITH META-SALICYLIC ACID AND APPLICATIONS THEREIN

ALEXZA PHARMACEUTICALS, I...

1. A drug supply article comprising:a heat-conductive substrate having an impermeable surface;
a nicotine composition comprising nicotine meta-salicylate coated on at least a portion of the surface in the form of a film having a thickness; and
a heat source operable to supply heat to the substrate at a rate that achieves a temperature sufficient to vaporize all or a portion of the coated nicotine composition within a period of 2 seconds;
wherein the vaporized nicotine composition comprises an effective amount of the nicotine;
wherein the film has a thickness between 0.05 and 30 microns.
US Pat. No. 10,167,251

4-(P-QUINONYL)-2-HYDROXYBUTANAMIDE DERIVATIVES FOR TREATMENT OF MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASES

BIOELECTRON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-4-(2,4,5-trimethyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dienyl)butanamide and 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-4-(2,4,5-trimethyl-3,6-dioxocyclohexa-1,4-dienyl)butanamide as its hydroquinone form; and salts, stereoisomers, and mixtures of stereoisomers thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,167,508

DETECTION OF GENETIC ABNORMALITIES

ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC.,...

1. A method for simultaneous detection of a presence or absence of a fetal aneuploidy and a carrier status of a maternal allele in a maternal plasma or serum sample, comprising the steps of:(a) in a maternal plasma or serum sample comprising maternal and fetal DNA, amplifying two or more selected nucleic acid regions from a first chromosome of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA in the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions from the first chromosome to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles and the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first chromosome comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(b) amplifying two or more selected nucleic acid regions from a second chromosome of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA of the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions from the second chromosome to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles and the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the second chromosome comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(c) amplifying one or more selected nucleic acid regions comprising an allele of interest in the maternal and fetal DNA in the maternal plasma or serum sample with primers complementary to the selected nucleic acid regions comprising the allele of interest to produce amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions in the maternal plasma or serum sample, wherein the amplifying comprises 30 or fewer amplification cycles the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions comprising the allele of interest comprise a universal primer binding sequence;
(d) performing universal amplification with universal primers complementary to the universal primer binding sequences, wherein the universal amplification comprises at least 5 cycles, and the amplification steps of (a), (b) and (c) comprise a lower number of amplification cycles than the universal amplification;
(e) detecting the selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes and allele of interest which were amplified with the universal primers in a single sequencing run, wherein detecting the maternal and fetal nucleic acid sequences of the first and second chromosomes is not reliant on detection of any polymorphism within the selected nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes;
(f) quantifying a combined relative frequency for each of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes of interest;
(g) comparing the combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the first and second chromosomes of interest;
(h) identifying the presence or absence of a statistical variation in the compared combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions of the first chromosome and the combined relative frequencies of the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions of the second chromosome, and identifying the presence of a fetal aneuploidy when the statistical variation is present and identifying the absence of a fetal aneuploidy when a statistical variation is absent; and
(i) determining if the amplified selected maternal and fetal nucleic acid regions from the alleles of interest are detected in a frequency indicative of maternal carrier status of the allele.
US Pat. No. 10,167,511

BIOMARKER IDENTIFICATION

IMMUNEXPRESS PTY LTD, To...

1. A composition comprising a mixture of a DNA polymerase, sample peripheral blood leukocyte cDNA having a cDNA expression profile characteristic of a subject with a clinical sign of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), wherein the sample cDNA expression profile comprises granulysin (GNLY) cDNA at a lower level than a control cDNA expression profile characteristic of a healthy subject, and each of arginase 1 (ARG1) cDNA, toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) cDNA, vanin 1 (VNN1) cDNA, and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) cDNA at a higher level than the control cDNA expression profile, wherein the sample peripheral blood leukocyte cDNA comprises a complement component 3a receptor 1 (C3AR1) cDNA and a human leukocyte antigen DP beta 1 (HLA-DPB1) cDNA, and for each of the C3AR1 cDNA and the HLA-DPB1 cDNA, two oligonucleotide primers that hybridize to opposite complementary strands of the cDNA.
US Pat. No. 10,166,247

COMPOSITION FOR INHALATION

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A stable pharmaceutical composition comprising formoterol, budesonide or an epimer thereof, 1,1,1-2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane (HFA 227), polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and polyethylene glycol (PEG).
US Pat. No. 10,165,744

INBRED CORN LINE KM5

Limagrain Europe, S.A., ...

1. A seed of inbred corn line designated KM5, wherein a representative sample of seed of said line was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125125.
US Pat. No. 10,170,614

METHOD OF FORMING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a first well and a second well in a substrate, wherein said first well is doped with dopants of a first conductivity type and said second well is doped with dopants of a second conductivity type;
forming a third well within said first well;
forming a gate structure above said substrate, said gate structure partially overlying at least said first and second wells;
forming a first epi region on said third well, wherein said first epi region is doped with second dopants of said second conductivity type; and
forming a drain region that is electrically coupled to said second well.
US Pat. No. 10,166,261

BACILLUS COAGULANS MTCC 5856 FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

SAMI LABS LIMITED, Banga...

1. A method of therapeutically managing dementia and dementia related sleep disorders presented as symptoms of major depressive disorder in human subjects, said method consisting step of administering Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 as a standalone, without co-administering with standard treatment of care, to the said subjects experiencing symptoms of major depressive disorder.
US Pat. No. 10,166,263

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF PATHOGEN INHIBITING BACTERIA

MICROBIOS, INC., Houston...

1. A method of manufacturing a composition comprising live bacterial cells, the method comprising:inoculating a bacterial fermentation medium with live Enterococcus faecium cells strain MB505 having ATCC Accession Number PTA-121709; and
harvesting the live Enterococcus faecium cells during at least one logarithmic phase of growth.
US Pat. No. 10,168,318

METHOD OF MEASURING CELL-SUBSTRATE IMPEDANCE IN LIVING CELLS TO IDENTIFY COMPOUNDS AFFECTING RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE (RTK) ACTIVITY AND PATHWAYS

ACEA Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A method of identifying a potential therapeutic compound that affects a Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) pathway in cancer cells, the method comprising:a) providing a device capable of measuring cell-substrate impedance, wherein the device comprises at least two wells, each well comprising an electrode array, further wherein the device is operably connected to an impedance analyzer;
b) culturing cells embodied as cancer cells in serum-free media in the at least two wells;
c) adding to a first well a proposed therapeutic compound that affects an RTK pathway and an RTK stimulating factor for the RTK pathway to form a test well, and adding to another well the RTK stimulating factor to form a control well;
d) continuously monitoring cell-substrate impedance of the at least two wells and optionally determining cell indices from the monitored cell-substrate impedance; and
e) determining a difference in impedance or optionally in cell index between the test well and control well; and if significantly different,
f) concluding the proposed therapeutic compound is therapeutically active in the RTK pathway within the cancer cells.
US Pat. No. 10,166,271

METHODS FOR PROMOTING HAIR GROWTH

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for promoting hair growth in a subject, comprising:administering to a subject having a decrease in the number of hair follicles in the anagen phase an effective amount of a cyclic peptide non-selective antagonist of corticotrophin release factor (CRF) receptors 1 and 2 that increases the number of hair follicles in the anagen phase, wherein the antagonist is astressin B and administration is by subcutaneous, intraperitoneal, topical or transdermal delivery;
increasing the number of hair follicles in the anagen phase; and
promoting hair growth in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,166,280

POLYPEPTIDES AND IMMUNIZING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING BACILLUS POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE

EPITOPIX, LLC, Willmar, ...

1. A composition comprising:at least two polypeptides natively expressed by a Bacillus spp. at greater level when the Bacillus spp. is grown in culture medium comprising an iron chelator compared to when the Bacillus spp. is grown in culture medium without the iron chelator; and
an adjuvant.
US Pat. No. 10,166,284

VACCINES FOR HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1 AND 2

MicroVAX, LLC, Warrenton...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for inducing a humoral and cellular immune response against HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 and HSV 2 in an individual by primarily mediating two essential functions of HSV infection, said composition comprising four expression vectors:wherein the first essential function is mediated by a first expression vector which encodes an extracellular domain of the CD40 ligand (ecdCD40L) fused at the amino terminus to an epitope SEQ ID NO: 1 of HSV glycoprotein D (gD); and
wherein the second essential function is mediated by:
(a) a second expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a first epitope SEQ ID NO: 2 of HSV glycoprotein B (gB);
(b) a third expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a second epitope SEQ ID NO: 3 of HSV glycoprotein gB; and,
(c) a fourth expression vector which encodes an ecdCD40L fused at its amino terminus to a third epitope SEQ ID NO: 4 of HSV glycoprotein gB:
wherein said gD and gB epitopes are distinct from one another and are recognized by neutralizing antibodies.
US Pat. No. 10,170,649

METAL CHALCOGENIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR PREPARING LIGHT ABSORPTION LAYER OF SOLAR CELLS AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for synthesizing metal chalcogenide nanoparticles for use in forming a light absorption layer of solar cells, the method comprising:preparing a first solution comprising at least one Group VI source selected from the group consisting of compounds comprising sulfur (S) or selenium (Se);
preparing a second solution comprising a copper (Cu) salt and a tin (Sn) salt;
preparing a third solution comprising a zinc (Zn) salt;
mixing and reacting the first solution and the second solution for a first time at a first temperature, thereby forming a core structure;
mixing the third solution with the reaction product of the first and second solutions for a second time,
heating the mixed first, second, and third solutions from the first temperature to a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature, thereby forming a shell structure over the core structure,
wherein the metal chalcogenide nanoparticles have a core-shell structure comprising a core comprising copper (Cu)-tin (Sn) chalcogenide and a shell comprising zinc (Zn) chalcogenide.
US Pat. No. 10,167,317

IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST SEVERAL TUMORS OF THE BLOOD, IN PARTICULAR CHRONIC LYMPHOID LEUKEMIA (CLL)

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has cancer, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cells, which present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 167, wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), adrenal gland adrenal cortical adenoma, bone giant cell tumor of bone, bone non-ossifying fibroma, breast carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endometrium adenocarcinoma endometrioid, kidney angiomyolipoma, kidney carcinoma, kidney oncocytoma, liver focal nodular hyperplasia, liver hepatocellular carcinoma, lymph node Hodgkin's disease, lymph node papillary carcinoma of thyroid, medullary carcinoma of thyroid origin, metastatic adenocarcinoma of stomach, neurofibroma, ovary thecoma fibroma, pancreas adenocarcinoma, pancreas microcystic adenoma, parathyroid gland adenoma, rectum adenocarcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, spleen chronic myeloid leukemia, stomach gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), thyroid gland nodular hyperplasia, thyroid gland papillary carcinoma, and uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma.
US Pat. No. 10,166,293

REDUCED-VISCOSITY CONCENTRATED PROTEIN FORMULATIONS

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A stable liquid formulation comprising a protein in an amount of at least about 80 mg/ml and a pharmaceutically acceptable acid, base or buffer in an amount of at least about 50 mM, so as to have either a pH of about 4.2 to about 4.9 or about 7.1 to about 12.0 and having a kinematic viscosity of about 50 cs or less at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,172,120

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A user equipment (UE) which is operable to communicate with a communication node, the UE comprising:a receiver configured:
to receive control data defining an allocation of at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data, wherein the at least one resource block comprises at least one of a plurality of resource blocks that are numbered in a frequency domain, and
to receive, in a transmission separate from the control data, a parameter representing a configuration of resources to be used for an ACK/NACK channel;
a transmitter configured to transmit uplink data using the at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data; and
a controller configured to determine a position of at least one ACK/NACK channel resource based on:
a value derived from a position in the frequency domain of a single resource block allocated for a corresponding uplink data transmission, added to a value derived from a function of the received parameter representing the configuration of resources to be used for the ACK/NACK channel and a total number of resource blocks in a bandwidth used by the UE;
wherein the receiver is configured to receive at least one ACK/NACK over an ACK/NACK channel using the at least one ACK/NACK channel resource;
wherein the receiver is configured to receive the control data over a downlink control channel that is different from the ACK/NACK channel; and
wherein the receiver is configured to receive the parameter representing the configuration of resources to be used for the ACK/NACK channel via a transmission that is common to a plurality of UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,172,118

DECOUPLED MODE FOR A COMMON UPLINK BURST TRANSMISSION IN A TIME DIVISION DUPLEX SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method operable at a subordinate entity for wireless communication over a time division duplex (TDD) carrier, the method comprising:transmitting an uplink burst within a downlink-centric subframe and an uplink-centric subframe on the TDD carrier, wherein the uplink burst comprises:
a first symbol comprising a sounding reference signal (SRS) configured to enable sounding of the TDD carrier; and
a second symbol comprising information bits and a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS), wherein the DM-RS is configured to enable demodulation of the information bits carried within the second symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,172,117

TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING NODES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS IN A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a transmitting node for transmitting control channel information repeatedly in a number of subframes to a receiving node in a radio communication network, each subframe comprising a number of available control channel elements and a set of control channel candidates, and each set of control channel candidates being defined by a set of control channel candidates in a predefined subframe comprising a number of available control channel elements, the method comprising:transmitting control channel information of a control channel candidate in a subframe when a start control channel element index of the control channel candidate is one of smaller than and equal to the number of available control channel elements in the predefined subframe, the predefined subframe being determined as the subframe comprising the least number of available control channel elements amongst the number of subframes; and
refraining from transmitting control channel information of a control channel candidate in a subframe when the start control channel element index of the control channel candidate is larger than the number of available control channel elements in the predefined subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,172,116

MESSAGING ABSTRACTION IN A MOBILE DEVICE SERVER

1. A portable communication device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a pairing key;
detecting a media resource center upon entering a communication zone of the media resource center;
engaging in communication with a resource control manager of the media resource center, wherein the resource control manager manages utilization of a plurality of media resources of the media resource center;
transmitting the pairing key to the resource control manager to be authorized to manage utilization of the plurality of media resources;
detecting a request from a resident software application to utilize a media resource of the plurality of media resources;
receiving authorization to manage utilization of the plurality of media resources from the resource control manager wherein the authorization is responsive to the resource control manager identifying a highest service grade associated with the portable communication device, wherein the resource control manager engages in communication with a plurality of portable communication devices, wherein the plurality of portable communication devices includes the portable communication device, wherein each of the plurality of portable communication devices is associated with a service grade resulting in a plurality of services grades, wherein the plurality of service grades includes the highest service grade, wherein the resource control manager arbitrating delegation of management of the plurality of media resources to one of the plurality of portable communication devices comprises identifying of the highest service grade associated with the portable communication device;
accessing a messaging abstraction library to translate the request by identifying a message of a plurality of messages provided within the messaging abstraction library representative of the request and that conforms to a device specific command of the media resource of the plurality of media resources, wherein the plurality of messages comprise a plurality of communication protocols associated with the plurality of media resources;
accessing media content through a media content viewing application by providing the message including a protocol of the plurality of communication protocols for the device specific command of the media resource to the media resource, wherein the resource control manager authenticates the media viewing application according to the pairing key;
obtaining the media content, wherein the resource control manager provides the media content;
determining that the accessing of the media content through the media content viewing application is not part of a subscribed service provided by a service provider according to the highest service grade and the pairing key; and
billing a user associated with the media viewing application according to the highest service grade and the pairing key.

US Pat. No. 10,172,115

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a device-to-device (D2D) transmitting user equipment (UE), D2D communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a cluster head UE, a first message requesting allocation of radio resources to be used for the D2D communication;
receiving, from the cluster head UE, a second message including radio resource allocation information,
wherein the second message further includes scheduling information for each D2D UE that D2D UEs within a cluster use to monitor a specific signal, and
wherein the radio resource allocation information includes a time-frequency resource for the D2D transmitting UE to transmit data and a time-frequency resource for at least one D2D receiving UE to receive the data; and
transmitting the data in a radio resource area allocated by the second message,
wherein the data is transmitted to the cluster head UE and the at least one D2D receiving UE,
wherein the D2D transmitting UE, the cluster head UE, and the at least one D2D receiving UE are included in the cluster,
wherein a cluster size is changed according to a cell loading factor,
wherein, when the cell loading factor is larger than a threshold, the cluster size becomes small, and
wherein, when the cell loading factor is smaller than the threshold, the cluster size becomes large.

US Pat. No. 10,172,114

APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR DETERMINING AVAILABLE CHANNELS BASED ON PREDICTED MOVEMENT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing computer code configured to, with the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to at least:
receive, from a mobile device in a current cell, signalling identifying a geographic path, predicted to be taken by the mobile device, that extends across two or more cells of a network, wherein each of the two or more cells is different from the current cell, and wherein at least one of the two or more cells is non-adjacent to the current cell;
determine a listing of white-space channels indicating which are available for use in each cell along the geographic path, including a first indication of which are available for use in a first of the two or more cells and a second indication of which are available for use in a second of the two or more cells, wherein the cells are cells/geographical regions of a white-space device database;
determine, from the listing of white-space channels, which available white-space channel is indicated as being available for use in at least two cells along the geographic path by at least determining, from the first indication, that the available white-space channel is indicated as being available in the first of the two or more cells and determining, from the second indication, that the available white-space channel is indicated as being available in the second of the two or more cells; and
provide an indication of the available white-space channel to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,113

TARGET CELL SELECTION FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CONTINUITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for obtaining a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) status of a mobile entity in a cellular wireless communications system, the method comprising:receiving, at a base station of the cellular wireless communication system and from the mobile entity, a message including information for providing to an administrative network node for use in MBMS service accounting,
wherein receiving the message comprises receiving a de-registration message identifying an MBMS service the mobile entity is de-registering or a de-activation message identifying an MBMS service the mobile entity is de-activating;
obtaining an MBMS status of the mobile entity from the message for use by the base station; and
prioritizing candidate target cells based on the MBMS status.

US Pat. No. 10,172,112

CORE NETWORK NODE AND METHOD—TIME COORDINATED CELLS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEIVE (EDRX)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A core network (CN) node configured to interact with a plurality of radio access network (RAN) nodes to time coordinate a plurality of cells and maintain a reliability of paging a wireless device, the CN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the CN node is operable to:
transmit a paging request to one of the RAN nodes, wherein the paging request includes information associated with the wireless device, the information for using by the one RAN node to calculate a time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device within the cells comprising a paging area of the wireless device, and wherein the information comprises an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the wireless device, an extended Discontinuous Receive (eDRX) cycle length of the wireless device, and a coverage class of the wireless device; and,
receive a paging response from the one RAN node, wherein the paging response includes the time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,111

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CAUSE VALUE RELATED TO SMALL CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting failure information in a wireless communication system including a macro eNodeB (MeNB) and a plurality of secondary eNodeBs (SeNBs), the method performed by a specific SeNB among the plurality of SeNBs and comprising:receiving, by the specific SeNB from the MeNB, request information; and
transmitting, by the specific SeNB to the MeNB, the failure information in response to the request information,
wherein the specific SeNB is in an off-state,
wherein the failure information includes cause information for failure of switching from the off-state to an on-state, and
wherein the cause information informs that SeNBs among the plurality of SeNBs neighboring the specific SeNB are in the on-state.

US Pat. No. 10,172,110

USER EQUIPMENT ASSISTED INDOOR SMALL CELL LOCATION DETERMINATION

1. An access point device, comprising:a processor;
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
sending a message directed to a user equipment requesting the user equipment to send a measurement report to the access point device, wherein the measurement report comprises user equipment location data representative of a user equipment location of the user equipment;
in response to the sending the message, receiving the measurement report from the user equipment;
in response to the measurement report, determining access point location data representative of an access point location of the access point device; and
servicing an emergency call to the user equipment based on the access point location.

US Pat. No. 10,172,109

SYNCHRONIZING LOCATION STATUS INFORMATION IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM

JIO, INC., Chicago, IL (...

1. A method comprises:obtaining, by a first computing device of a plurality of computing devices of a computing system, a location synchronization approach for providing location synchronization information associated with the first computing device to a second computing device of the plurality of computing devices, wherein the location synchronization information includes one or more of: a location of the first computing device and status information of the first computing device, and wherein the location synchronization approach includes one or more of: regularly scheduled location updates, triggered location updates, transportation updates, proximity location updates, and requested location updates;
determining, by the first computing device, a location determination approach based on one or more of: the location synchronization approach, availability of location assets, a predetermination, input from the first computing device, and requirements of the location determination approach, wherein the location determination approach includes one or more of: autonomously determining a current location of the first computing device and facilitating an assisted approach using one or more other computing devices of the plurality of computing devices to determine the location of the first computing device, wherein the location assets include one or more of: wireless location signals, wireless communication signals, and available location assistance from the one or more other computing devices, and wherein the requirements of the location determination approach include one or more of: proximal tracking, accurate tracking, power requirements, and priority level;
generating, by the first computing device, the location synchronization information utilizing the location determination approach;
identifying, by the first computing device, a communication path based on the location synchronization approach and the location determination approach, wherein the communication path identifies a favorable one of a plurality of identified communication paths to communicate the location synchronization information from the first computing device to the second computing device, and wherein each of the plurality of identified communication paths includes one or more intermediate computing devices of the plurality of computing devices; and
facilitating, by the first computing device, communication of the location synchronization information from the first computing device to the second computing device utilizing the identified communication path.

US Pat. No. 10,172,108

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING D2D SIGNAL AND TERMINAL THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a synchronization signal by a Device-to-Device (D2D) user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving information related to discovery transmission pool configuration and information related to synchronization signal configuration; and
transmitting the synchronization signal based on the information related to discovery transmission pool configuration and the information related to synchronization signal configuration,
wherein, when a first subframe of a discovery transmission pool indicated by the information related to discovery transmission pool configuration corresponds to a subframe indicated by the synchronization signal configuration, the synchronization signal is transmitted in the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool,
wherein, when the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool indicated by the information related to discovery transmission pool configuration does not correspond to the subframe indicated by the information related to synchronization signal configuration, the synchronization signal is transmitted in a subframe positioned before the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool and nearest to the first subframe of the discovery transmission pool in subframes indicated by the information related to synchronization signal configuration, and
wherein the discovery transmission pool is periodically configured.

US Pat. No. 10,172,107

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING SLSS BY V2V TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a sidelink synchronization signal (SLSS), the method performed by a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) terminal and comprising:performing measurements during an evaluation time;
determining whether at least one value resulting from performing the measurements are below a threshold value; and
if the at least one value resulting from performing the measurements during the evaluation time is below the threshold value, transmitting the SLSS to a neighboring V2X terminal,
wherein if the V2X terminal is in a radio resource control (RRC) idle state and if the V2X terminal is configured to use 2.56 s of a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle length, the V2X terminal calculates the evaluation time by using the number of DRX cycles which is not greater than 3, and
wherein if the V2X terminal is in the RRC idle state and if 1.28 s of the DRX cycle length is used, the V2X terminal calculates the evaluation time by using three (3) DRX cycles.

US Pat. No. 10,172,106

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING DATA TRANSMISSION INTERRUPTION DURING HANDOVERS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method comprising:receiving, by user equipment, a first handover message from a first base station which instructs the user equipment to hand over from a first cell controlled by the first base station to a second cell controlled by a second base station, wherein the first handover message further comprises instruction information, which instructs the user equipment to be in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state and implement at least one of the following after the user equipment is handed over from the first cell to the second cell: (a) establishing uplink synchronization of the user equipment with the first cell, and (b) maintaining the uplink synchronization with the first cell; and
when the user equipment is handed back to the first cell from the second cell due to the uplink synchronization that the user equipment has established/maintained with the first cell, performing communication directly with the first base station based on the first cell without a random access process.

US Pat. No. 10,172,105

APPARATUS FOR RECEIVER WITH MULTI-BIT OBSERVATION INTERVAL AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

15. A method of receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, the method comprising:receiving time domain signals derived from the RF signals in a Coordinate Rotation Digital Computer (Cordic) circuit and generating a phase signal;
using a timing correlator and frequency offset estimator to provide at least one of initial timing detection, frequency offset estimation, timing tracking, and frequency offset tracking using data derived from a frequency signal derived from the phase signal; and
decoding, using a Viterbi decoder, data derived from the frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 10,172,104

POWER HEADROOM REPORTING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a terminal, a configuration message to configure at least one uplink carrier;
transmitting, to the terminal, information on an allocation of an uplink transmission resource for a power headroom report (PHR); and
receiving, from the terminal, the PHR,
wherein the PHR associated with a first uplink carrier is triggered if a predetermined event occurs,
wherein it is identified by the terminal whether the first uplink carrier for which a power headroom (PH) is to be determined is different from a second carrier to which the uplink transmission resource is allocated,
wherein a PH included in the PHR is determined based on a first pathloss associated with the first uplink carrier, if the first uplink carrier is different from the second carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,172,103

METHOD FOR TRIGGERING POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN A DUAL CONNECTIVITY SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring the UE with a first Medium Access Control (MAC) entity corresponding to a first e-NodeB (eNB) and a second MAC entity corresponding to a second eNB for a radio bearer, wherein a power headroom reporting (PHR) of different MAC entities in the UE operate independently;
triggering PHRs and generating PHR MAC control elements (CEs) in the first MAC entity and the second MAC entity respectively, if a first type event occurs in the second MAC entity;
triggering a PHR and generating a PHR MAC CE in the second MAC entity only, if a second type event occurs in the second MAC entity; and
transmitting the PHR MAC CE generated by the first MAC entity to the first eNB, or transmitting the PHR MAC CE generated by the second MAC entity to the second eNB,
wherein the first type event includes: there is an uplink (UL) transmission on any cell of the second MAC entity, and a required power backoff for the any cell of the second MAC entity has changed more than a threshold, and
wherein the second type event comprises at least one of the following events: a periodicPHR-Timer of the second MAC entity expires, or upon a power headroom reporting functionality for the second MAC entity is configured or reconfigured by upper layers.

US Pat. No. 10,172,102

METHOD FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for operating a User Equipment (UE) connected with a first Base Station (BS) and a second BS in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a Power Headroom Reporting (PHR) Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) when PHR to be transmitted to the first BS is triggered, wherein a primary cell (PCell) is not served by the first BS,
wherein a first serving cell, which is served by the first BS, and a second serving cell are activated in the UE; and
transmitting a MAC Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including the generated PHR MAC CE to the first BS,
wherein when the second serving cell is served by the first BS, the PHR MAC CE includes Power Headroom (PH) information for the PCell, PH information for the first serving cell and PH information for the second serving cell,
wherein when the second serving cell is not served by the first BS, the PHR MAC CE includes the PH information for the PCell and the PH information for the first serving cell without the PH information for the second serving cell, even though the second serving cell is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,172,101

NETWORK NODES, A WIRELESS DEVICE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR ENABLING TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a second network node for performing a transmission in a wireless communications network, wherein the second network node and at least one first network node in the wireless communications network performs transmissions using contention-based transmission resources of the same frequency, the method comprising:obtaining indications of a maximum transmit power associated with two or more first network nodes;
determining a single overall indication of a first maximum transmission power for the transmission based on the obtained indications of the maximum transmit power associated with the two or more first network nodes; and
performing the transmission based on the first maximum transmission power when the contention-based transmission resources of the same frequency is available for transmissions by the at least one first network node in the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,100

WIRELESS DEVICE AND POWER CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit, which, in operation controls a process performed at a first wireless device communicable with a second wireless device and a third wireless device, the process comprising:receiving, at the first wireless device, power control information including a reference signal transmission power of the second wireless device, from the second wireless device, wherein the second wireless device is communicable with other wireless devices including the first and third wireless devices;
calculating, at the first wireless device, a transmission path loss between the first wireless device and the second wireless device using the reference signal transmission power of the second wireless device and a reference signal received power (RSRP); and
determining, at the first wireless device, a first data channel transmission power of the first wireless device at which to perform communication directly between the first wireless device and the third wireless device, based at least on the transmission path loss between the first wireless device and the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,099

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO COORDINATE COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method to wake receive circuitry of a station, the method comprising:receiving, by a first communications device, a communication from the station, the communication to indicate entry into an idle state by the receive circuitry of the station, the entry into the idle state to facilitate reception of a wake frame by the station to wake the receive circuitry for reception of a data packet by the station;
transmitting an acknowledgement in response to receipt of the communication;
determining, by the first communications device, to transmit the data packet to the station after an unknown time interval;
transmitting, by the first communications device, the wake frame after determining to transmit the data packet, to wake the receive circuitry of the station from the idle state to an active state, to facilitate receipt of the data packet by the station; and
transmitting, by the first communications device, the data packet to the station after the unknown time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,172,098

POWER CONTROL FOR MITIGATING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE INTERFERENCE TO ADJACENT NETWORKS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method in a network node, comprising:determining a number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by a plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices;
comparing the determined number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions to one or more threshold values; and
determining a power control method from among a plurality of power control methods based at least in part on the comparison of the determined number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices to the one or more threshold values;
wherein:
the plurality of power control methods comprises at least a first power control method and a second power control method; and
determining the power control method from among the plurality of power control methods based at least in part on the comparison of the determined number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device to device capable wireless devices to the one or more threshold values comprises:
selecting the first power control method based at least in part on if the number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices is above a first threshold; and
selecting the second power control method based at least in part on if the number of simultaneous device-to-device transmissions by the plurality of device-to-device capable wireless devices is below the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,172,097

AVOIDING SATELLITE INTERFERENCE TO LONG TERM EVOLUTION SYSTEMS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:obtaining a communication from a wireless device a first site in an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) network, the communication including a number of resource blocks for the communication, a power calculated by the wireless device that generated the communication, and identifiers associated with the resource blocks, the power representing an average effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP);
extracting the identifiers associated with the resource blocks;
determining one or more of the resource blocks have an increased probability of causing interference with satellite communications based on the identifiers associated with the resource blocks included in the communication;
obtaining a power threshold for each of the one or more of the resource blocks based on the identifiers extracted, the power threshold being resource-block specific and predefined by a user;
determining an aggregated power spectral density for each of the one or more of the resource blocks that have an increased probability of causing interference with satellite communications, wherein the aggregated power spectral density is determined by, for each of the one or more of the resource blocks:
calculating a power per resource block for the resource block that has an increased probability of causing interference with satellite communications at the first site based on the number of resource blocks and the power included in the communication;
calculating a power per resource block for the resource block across multiple sites in the OFDM network based on other communications at the multiple sites; and
aggregating the power per resource block at the first site with the power per resource block for the multiple sites for the resource block; and
reducing allocation of at least one of the one or more of the resource blocks when scheduling subsequently received communications at the first site and the multiple sites in the OFDM network when the aggregated power spectral density of the at least one resource block is within a defined range of the power threshold obtained for the at least one resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,172,096

MANAGING TRANSMISSION POWER FOR A RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL FOR FIRST AND SECOND CELL GROUPS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting physical random access preamble channels (PRACHs) by a user equipment (UE) to in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first PRACH for a first cell group; and
transmitting a second PRACH for a second cell group,
wherein, if a transmission of the first PRACH overlaps in time domain with a transmission of the second PRACH and if a total of the transmission powers for the first and second PRACHs exceeds a threshold, a transmission power for the second PRACH is restricted such that a new total transmission power of the first and second PRACHs does not exceed the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,172,095

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PUSCH/PUCCH POWER SCALING CONSIDERING DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN POWER LIMITED STATE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A system comprising:a Master evolved NodeB (MeNB) to establish a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection with a User Equipment (UE), the MeNB being associated with a Master Cell Group (MCG) including one or more serving cells configurable for the UE; and
a Secondary eNB (SeNB) to establish a connection with the UE, the SeNB being associated with a Secondary Cell Group (SCG) including one or more serving cells configurable for the UE,
wherein:
the MeNB is configured to determine an uplink channel to be received from the UE through a serving cell of the MCG in subframe i, and the SeNB is configured to determine an uplink channel to be received from the UE through a serving cell of the SCG in the subframe i;
the MeNB is configured to determine an output power threshold in the subframe i; which is associated with a transmit power reduction for at least one of:
the uplink channel determined to be received through the serving cell of the MCG in the subframe i; and
the uplink channel determined to be received through the serving cell of the SCG in the subframe i;
the MeNB is configured to receive the uplink channel from the UE through the serving cell of the MCG in subframe i; and
the SeNB is configured to receive the uplink channel from the UE through the serving cell of the SCG in subframe i.

US Pat. No. 10,172,094

BROADBAND MODEM AC POWER MONITOR FOR LOW POWER MODE

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:detecting a power interruption to a satellite modem of a satellite communication network using a power monitoring unit;
switching to a backup power supply for maintaining continuous operation of the satellite modern;
supplying a first signal from the power monitoring unit to the satellite modem upon detection of the power interruption, the first signal being indicative of the power interruption and/or activation of the backup power supply;
switching, by the satellite modem, from a normal operation mode to a low power mode;
limiting functions of the satellite modem while in the low power mode to supplying power to an outdoor transmitter and transmit/receive functions related to emergency services; and
returning to normal operation when power has been restored.

US Pat. No. 10,172,092

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SLEEP CLOCK ON A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for maintaining a system clock during a sleep mode of a mobile communication device, the method comprising:entering the sleep mode by the mobile communication device;
in response to entering the sleep mode,
deactivating the system clock, and
maintaining a sleep count for the deactivated system clock using a sleep clock, the sleep clock having a lower frequency than the system clock, wherein the sleep count is a number of sleep clock cycles that the mobile communication device is in the sleep mode; and
at periodic intervals throughout the sleep mode,
(a) activating a calibration clock, the calibration clock having a higher frequency than the sleep clock,
(b) using the calibration clock to calibrate a frequency of the sleep clock, and
(c) deactivating the calibration clock.

US Pat. No. 10,172,091

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A display assembly of a mobile terminal, comprising a display and a system chip, the display comprising a display body and a drive chip mounted on the display body; the system chip comprising a data analyzing module and a data sending module; the drive chip comprising a receiving module and a processing module; the data analyzing module configured to receive image data and analyze the image data to obtain high bit data of the image data when the mobile terminal is in an idle status; the data sending module configured to send the high bit data of the image data to the receiving module; the processing module configured to receive the high bit data of the image data sent by the receiving module and to send the high bit data of the image data to the display body to display; andwherein the system chip is connected to the drive chip via a first data transmitting channel and a second data transmitting channel; the system chip further comprises a control module; the control module is configured to close the first data transmitting channel when the data sending module receives the high bit data of the image data, and to send the high bit data of the image data to the display body to display via the second data transmitting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,172,089

LOW POWER LOCATION TRACKING DEVICE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. An electronic tracking device comprising:a controller;
a motion sensor in communication with the controller, the motion sensor configured to detect a motion of the electronic tracking device; and
a wireless communication subsystem in communication with the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to:
(a) activate the wireless communication subsystem, when no motion of the electronic tracking device has been detected by the motion sensor for a threshold time period after a first motion of the electronic tracking device is detected by the motion sensor;
(b) cause location information of the electronic tracking device to be obtained;
(c) cause the location information of the electronic tracking device to be sent to a server using the wireless communication subsystem;
(d) deactivate the wireless communication subsystem after the location information of the electronic tracking device is sent to the server; and
(e) after a motion of the electronic tracking device is detected by the motion sensor while the wireless communication subsystem is deactivated,
power up the wireless communication subsystem;
cause the wireless communication subsystem to register with a wireless network; and
subsequently set the wireless communication subsystem to a standby mode.

US Pat. No. 10,172,088

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sony Mobile Communication...

1. A method for controlling an electronic device, the method comprising:periodically activating the electronic device from a low power mode into a proximity area connectivity mode, while in the proximity area connectivity mode performing the acts of:
controlling proximity area connectivity of the electronic device with one or more proximity area electronic devices;
upon successful establishment of proximity area connections of the electronic device with a predetermined success set of the one or more proximity area electronic devices, returning the electronic device to the low power mode;
upon unsuccessful establishment of proximity area connections of the electronic device with the predetermined success set of the one or more proximity area electronic devices, transferring the electronic device from the proximity area connectivity mode into a wide area connectivity mode, while in the wide area connectivity mode, connecting, via a wide area connection, the electronic device to at least one wide area electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,087

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING IN A DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION MODE EMPLOYING CARRIER AGGREGATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the LTE-A WTRU comprising:a transceiver configured to receive discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration information;
a processor operatively coupled to the transceiver, the processor and transceiver, in response to the received DRX configuration information, configured to monitor one or more LTE-A physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) in subframes in a first frequency band during an active time; and
the processor and transceiver, in response to detecting a downlink assignment transmission in the LTE-A PDCCHs in the first frequency band during the active time, are further configured to receive an LTE-A physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) on assigned subcarriers at a second frequency band indicated by the downlink assignment transmission,
wherein the LTE-A PDSCH is received K subframes after an end of the downlink assignment transmission,
wherein a round trip time (RTT) of a HARQ of the LTE-A PDSCH is increased by K subframes,
wherein K is equal to at least 2, and
wherein the second frequency band is different than the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,172,086

SENSOR READING DEVICE AND SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A device comprising:a wireless communication interface configured to communicate with a sensor reading device, receive a wake up command from the sensor reading device, and receive reflected energy from a sensor;
one or more processors;
one or more non-transitory computer readable media including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, perform or control performance of operations comprising:
performing a wake up operation based on the wake up command from the sensor reading device;
recording the reflected energy from the sensor, the reflected energy based on an energy transmission from a second device different from the device;
generating a report regarding the reflected energy; and
causing the wireless communication interface to transmit the report to the sensor reading device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,085

METHOD FOR SUPPORTING POWER SAVING MODE AND WIRELESS DEVICE THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of supporting a power saving mode (PSM) in a wireless device, the method comprising:transmitting a request message comprising a first active time value to a network entity when the PSM is necessary;
receiving a rejection message in response to the request message from the network entity, the rejection message comprising a reason for rejection and a second active time value determined based on the first active time value; and
ending a procedure for transmitting the request message and entering a PSM state based on the second active time value after receiving the rejection message, the wireless device not receiving downlink data in the PSM state as in a power-off state but staying registered in a network to transmit uplink data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,084

PROVISION OF TIME INFORMATION TO A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a network node associated with a first cell in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:determining that second timing information is available at a wireless device and that timing of the first cell is derivable from the second timing information, wherein the second timing information is periodically transmitted via a second cell in the same or another wireless communication network to indicate timing of the second cell; and
instructing, via the first cell, the wireless device to derive the timing of the first cell using the second timing information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,083

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO STATION, RADIO TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A radio communication system comprising:a first radio station that serves a first cell;
a second radio station that serves a second cell; and
a radio terminal configured to perform Dual Connectivity using the first and second cells, wherein
the first radio station is configured to transmit first constraint information on the first cell and second constraint information on the second cell to the radio terminal,
the first constraint information contains a first information element for specifying a first transmission constraint related to the first cell when the Dual Connectivity is performed,
the second constraint information contains a second information element for specifying a second transmission constraint related to the second cell when the Dual Connectivity is performed,
each of the first and second transmission constraints includes a period related to uplink signal transmission by the radio terminal,
the first radio station is configured to transmit information for instructing the radio terminal to start the period in the first cell, and
the second radio station is configured to transmit information for instructing the radio terminal to start the period in the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,082

POWER OPTIMIZED VIDEO FOR SMART HOME ECOSYSTEM

1. A video subsystem for a smart home ecosystem comprising a wireless internet access point, the subsystem comprising:a dispatch unit comprising a wireless receiver operable on a Wi-Fi protocol, a wireless transmitter operable on the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless protocol, and an interface adapted and configured to operate the wireless transmitter to transmit an activation signal via the BLE protocol in response to an activation request received by the wireless receiver;
a wire-free camera unit, comprising a wireless receiver operable on the BLE protocol, a camera sensor module, a self-contained power source, a Wi-Fi transmitter controllable to either of a default power-off state or an operating state, and a controller adapted and configured to, in response to an activation signal received directly from the dispatch unit via the wireless receiver of the camera unit, control the Wi-Fi transmitter to an operating state and operate the camera sensor and Wi-Fi transmitter to transmit a high-definition video transmission directly to the wireless internet access point, and thereafter return the Wi-Fi transmitter to its default power-off state;
wherein the video subsystem implements a communication path comprising: Wi-Fi to Bluetooth Low Energy in the dispatch unit, then Bluetooth Low Energy to Bluetooth Low Energy wirelessly from the dispatch unit to the camera unit, then Bluetooth Low Energy to Wi-Fi in the camera unit, then Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi wirelessly from the camera unit to the wireless internet access point.

US Pat. No. 10,172,080

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device that performs image reception, comprising:circuitry configured to
establish a first connection with a first information processing device via an access point,
establish a second connection with a second information processing device via the access point,
display information regarding devices connected to the information processing device the information being displayed on the information processing device, and
receive first, second and third manipulation information from at least one of the first information processing device via the first connection and the access point and the second information processing device via the second connection and the access point,
wherein the first manipulation information causes the information processing device to display a first image based on a first image data received from the first information processing device via the first connection and the access point without disconnecting the second connection,
the second manipulation information causes the information processing device to display a second image based on a second image data received from the second information processing device via the second connection and the access point without disconnecting the first connection, and
the third manipulation information causes the information processing device to establish a third connection via a direct connection to at least one of the first and second information processing devices without disconnecting the first and second connections.

US Pat. No. 10,172,079

NETWORK SELECTION CONTROL METHOD AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A user terminal comprising:a controller, containing at least one processor and at least one memory, configured to communicate data using a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point while the user terminal has a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a cellular base station, wherein
the controller is further configured to execute processes of:
receiving a WLAN access point measurement configuration from the cellular base station, the WLAN access point measurement configuration including first WLAN access point identifiers;
receiving a beacon signal from at least one WLAN access point;
acquiring WLAN access point load information included in the beacon signal, the WLAN access point load information indicating a degree of congestion of the at least one WLAN access point;
measuring WLAN access point received signal strengths for WLAN access points based on the WLAN access point measurement configuration;
prioritizing second WLAN access point identifiers corresponding to the WLAN access points based on the WLAN access point received signal strengths;
generating a list including the second WLAN access point identifiers in order of priority;
transmitting a report including the list to the cellular base station, the report further including the WLAN access point load information; and
receiving a command from the cellular base station, the command instructing the user terminal to steer the data to the WLAN access point, wherein the command includes a WLAN access point identifier indicating the WLAN access point selected by the cellular base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,077

TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF DISCOVERY SIGNALS OVER A RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, and based at least in part on a successful clear channel assessment (CCA), a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol comprising a plurality of reference signals (RSs) over a radio frequency spectrum band, wherein a first portion of the first OFDM symbol comprises a higher density of the RSs than a remaining portion of the first OFDM symbol;
determining that the first OFDM symbol comprises a transmission from a base station; and
performing a narrow band measurement based at least in part on the receiving and the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,172,076

UNIFIED IN-VEHICLE WI-FI SERVICE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of providing a plurality of services through a plurality of vehicle-generated Wi-Fi channels, comprising the steps of:(a) broadcasting a message at a first Wi-Fi module over a first Wi-Fi channel that includes a master list of services provided by the first Wi-Fi module as well as one or more other Wi-Fi modules;
(b) after broadcasting the message, receiving a request for a service included on the master list at the first Wi-Fi module from a wireless device, wherein the request is generated by the wireless device in response to the message;
(c) determining whether the service is available through the first Wi-Fi module;
(d) when it is determined that the service is available through the first Wi-Fi module, providing the service using the first Wi-Fi module;
(e) when it is determined that the service is not available through the first Wi-Fi module, identifying a second Wi-Fi module that provides the service; and
(f) transmitting a message to the wireless device identifying the second Wi-Fi module that provides the service identified in the request.

US Pat. No. 10,172,075

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCANNING FOR TARGET COVERAGE IN ORDER OF SIGNAL STRENGTH THRESHOLD

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system defining a plurality of wireless coverage areas, a method for a user equipment device (UE) to select one of the coverage areas in which to operate, wherein each coverage area has a respective downlink receive signal strength threshold (DSST) defining a minimum downlink receive signal strength from the coverage area for triggering UE selection of the coverage area, and wherein at least two of the DSSTs are different from one another, the method comprising:based on the respective DSSTs of the coverage areas, the UE rank-ordering the coverage areas in order of their respective DSSTs so as to define a sequence of the coverage areas; and
the UE scanning the coverage areas in order of the defined sequence, in search of a coverage area in which to operate.

US Pat. No. 10,172,074

WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK, STATION, AND ACCESS POINT AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING THEREOF

Huawei Technologies Co. L...

1. A method for accessing a wireless local area network, the method comprising:storing, by a station, first configuration version information;
sending, by the station, an initial generic advertisement service (GAS) query to a first access point associated with an external network;
receiving a GAS response from the first access point;
sending, by the station, a first association request to the first access point based on the GAS response and receiving a first successful association response from the first access point;
after receiving the first successful association response, disassociating with the first access point;
after disassociating with the first access point, receiving, by the station, a beacon or a probe response from a second access point associated with the external network, wherein the beacon or the probe response carries second configuration version information, wherein the second access point is in a service set of access points with the first access point;
determining, by the station, whether the second configuration version information is consistent with the first configuration version information, wherein the first configuration version information comprises a first configuration version string, wherein the second configuration version information comprises a second configuration version string wherein the first configuration version string and the second configuration version string indicate respective versions of a configuration of the external network supported by the first access point and the second access point; and
sending, by the station, a second association request to the second access point by using the GAS response without executing another GAS query, in response to the second configuration version information being consistent with the first configuration version information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,073

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCAL-AREA-NETWORK-ASSISTED LOCATION DETERMINATION

Telcom Ventures, LLC, Mi...

1. A method of operating a positioning receiver, the method comprising:receiving, via a non-cellular terrestrial beacon network, location change information indicating a change in a location of a Wi-Fi hot spot, at the positioning receiver;
determining whether the positioning receiver has greater confidence in the location change information or in positioning signals received by the positioning receiver using the non-cellular terrestrial beacon network; and
calculating a position location of the positioning receiver using the one of the location change information or the positioning signals received by the positioning receiver using the non-cellular terrestrial beacon network in which the positioning receiver has the greater confidence.

US Pat. No. 10,172,072

CONNECTIONLESS MODES FOR WIRELESS MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:monitoring, at a first base station, for an access probe sent from a wireless device, a single transmission of the access probe from the wireless device generating multi-path signals at the first base station, wherein the monitoring includes:
receiving, at the first base station, over a first wireless communication channel, a preamble pilot in the access probe from the wireless device, wherein the first wireless communication channel is a reverse link connectionless oriented wireless channel for unscheduled pilot information from multiple wireless devices;
receiving, at the first base station, over a second wireless communication channel, a data packet in the access probe corresponding to the preamble pilot from the wireless device, wherein the second wireless communication channel is a reverse link connectionless oriented wireless channel for unscheduled user data from the multiple wireless devices;
receiving, at the first base station, over a third wireless communication channel, a rate indication in the access probe from the wireless device, wherein the third wireless communication channel is a reverse link connectionless oriented wireless channel for unscheduled assistant information from the multiple wireless device, and wherein the rate indication indicates a data transmission rate for the data packet, the data transmission rate determined by the wireless device; and
decoding, by the first base station, the data packet based on the preamble pilot and the data transmission rated indicated by the rate indication;
extracting a base station identifier from the access probe, wherein the base station identifier included in the access probe is provided in a form of a serving sector pseudo-noise (PN) code to identify a serving base station that is serving the wireless device on a forward link;
operating the first base station, when the extracted serving sector PN code in the base station identifier corresponds to a pilot PN code of the first base station, to transmit an acknowledgement to the wireless device; and
operating the first base station, when the extracted base station identifier identifies a second base station, to pass received information to the second base station, thereby allowing a forward link serving sector of the wireless device served from the second base station to the wireless device to be separated from a reverse link serving sector of the wireless device served from the wireless device to the first base station,
wherein the method for wireless communication further comprises:
operating the first base station, upon determining that a base station in a different sector of a same cell also receives the access probe, to combine the multi-path signals received within a predetermined time window from the earliest receipt of multi-path signals and not to combine the multi-path signals received beyond the predetermined time window, and
operating the first base station, upon determining that the base station in a different cell also receives the access probe, to forward the multi-path signals to a base station controller (BSC).

US Pat. No. 10,172,071

DIRECTIONAL SYNCHRONIZATION IN ASSISTED MILLIMETER WAVE SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a first base station (BS), comprising:communicating with at least one user equipment (UE) in a first frequency band;
determining at least part of resources and configuration for the at least one UE for participating in at least one of an access or management procedure comprising an assisted directional initial access in a second frequency band; and
providing information about the resources and configuration allocated for the assisted directional initial access that differ from configuration and resources allocated for non-assisted directional initial access to the at least one UE for signaling to be transmitted as part of the access or management process.

US Pat. No. 10,172,070

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN A MOVING VEHICLE

1. A mobile services control system for controlling use of one or more services provided by a wireless mobile communication device, comprising:(a) one or more detectors configured to wirelessly detect a location of the wireless mobile communication device;
(b) a vehicle operation detector configured to determine one or more characteristics indicative of the vehicle being operated by a user;
wherein the wireless mobile communication device can move independently from the one or more detectors;
computational equipment configured to use a first input comprising characteristics indicative of the location of the wireless mobile communication device and configured to determine whether the wireless mobile communication device is within a predetermined geospatial envelop within a vehicle occupant enclosure of the vehicle, and the computational equipment is configured to use a second input comprising characteristics indicative of one or more of a movement of the vehicle and an operation of the vehicle, and when both the wireless mobile communication device is within a predetermined geospatial envelop, and the one or more of a movement of the vehicle and operation of the vehicle is detected and, the computational equipment is configured to communicate with a wireless service provider for the wireless mobile communication device to notify the wireless service provider to restrict access to the one or more services provided by the wireless mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,069

PAIRED SMART DEVICE THEFT DETERRENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method for deterring theft of devices, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, one or more actions from a first device on a second device, wherein the one or more actions may be taken on the second device;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, a first indication on the second device, wherein the first indication includes a first action;
determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the first action is included in the one or more actions;
responsive to determining that the first action is included in the one or more actions, determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the first device is paired with the second device;
responsive to determining that the first device is paired with the second device, requesting, by one or more computer processors, a confirmation from the first device;
receiving, by one or more computer processors, the requested confirmation;
determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the requested confirmation is accepted;
responsive to determining that the requested confirmation is not accepted, requesting, by one or more computer processors, a first authentication from a user of the second device; and
receiving, by one or more computer processors, the first authentication from the user of the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,068

SERVICE-ORIENTED ROUTING IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED MANETS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing service-oriented routing in a mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) that includes a centralized controller node and a plurality of ad-hoc mobile nodes, comprising:at the centralized controller node:
receiving an update message from a first mobile node of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes, wherein the update message includes an update to neighborhood metrics and an update to a name list specifying names of content items cached in the first mobile node, wherein the neighborhood metrics include a list of neighbor nodes of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes and connectivity metrics for respective neighbor nodes of the list of neighbor nodes, and wherein the connectivity metrics include a channel reliability, a residual bandwidth, and a queueing latency;
receiving, from a source mobile node of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes, a request for a service, wherein the request includes an identifier associated with the requested service;
identifying a node of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes that provides the service based at least on the update to the name list;
updating a network graph for the plurality of ad-hoc mobile nodes based on the update to the neighborhood metrics of the first mobile node;
computing a path between the source mobile node and the node using the updated network graph, wherein the path includes one or more mobile nodes of the plurality of the ad-hoc mobile nodes;
selecting the node as a destination mobile node when the path is a least-cost path based on the neighborhood metrics for the one or more mobile nodes; and
sending the path to the destination mobile node to cause the destination mobile node to send one or more destination mobile node packets via the path to the source mobile node, wherein when the source mobile node receives the one or more destination mobile node packets from one of the one or more mobile nodes, the source mobile node is caused to send one or more source mobile node packets to the one of the one or more mobile nodes such that the destination mobile node receives the one or more source mobile node packets via the path.

US Pat. No. 10,172,066

FLEXIBLE BEARER HANDLING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for flexible bearer handling in a communications network, the method comprising:acquiring packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data units (PDUs);
encapsulating individual PDCP PDUs into individual frames at a protocol layer that is at least one protocol layer above a bottom-most protocol layer, wherein encapsulating said individual PDCP PDUs into said individual frames comprises mapping logic channel flows to network addresses, wherein each frame of said individual frames comprises a first signal radio bearer (SRB1), a second signal radio bearer (SRB2), a data radio bearer (DRB) or a combination of different bearers; and
switching said individual frames towards a packet switched network, the switching based at least in part on identifying a type of PDCP PDU carried by each of said individual frames, wherein switching said individual frames towards the packet switched network comprises:
forwarding said individual frames comprising the SRB1 to a radio resource control (RRC) acting-entity in the network; and
forwarding said individual frames comprising the SRB2 to an S1-AP and non-access stratum (NAS) acting-entity in the network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,065

RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD OF HANDOVER FROM A MACRO CELL TO A CLOSED SUBSCRIBERS GROUP CELL

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A radio communication terminal, comprising:a communication interface which, in operation, receives a first cell list and a second cell list different from the first cell list from a radio communication network including a macrocell, which is a first type cell, and a Closed Subscribers Group (CSG) cell, which is a second type cell, wherein the radio communication terminal has an inbound mobility control function to move from the first type cell to the second type cell and the second cell list includes information about the second type cell;
a controller, which is coupled to the communication interface and which, in operation, determines a neighboring cell to be a measurement target of reception quality measurement based on the first cell list and the second cell list received via the communication interface; and
a radio receiver, which is coupled to the controller and which, in operation, repeatedly receives system information from a target base station, which is the second type cell, within a gap period configured for the radio communication terminal to suspend reception and transmission of signals with a source base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,064

STATE MIGRATION OF EDGE-OF-NETWORK APPLICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A system for providing enhanced quality of experience (QoE) to mobile device users comprising:a first computing device associated with a source communications network edge node for servicing a mobile device by providing a current point of attachment to a communications network, said first computing device configured as an associated application-aware edge-node proxy server for maintaining associated state information corresponding to one or more user applications currently running in the mobile device;
a second computing device associated with a destination communications network edge node for servicing a mobile device by providing a new point of attachment to said communications network when roaming away from said source network edge node; and
a third computing device provided in said network downstream from said network edge, said third device including an associated memory storage device and configured to perform a method to:
inspect packet headers and payloads from packets transmitted over a communications link between the mobile device and the communications network while being serviced by said first computing device providing said current point of attachment;
extract from said inspected packet payloads, application-specific state data of said one or more user applications running in the mobile device, said application-specific state data including identities of specific one or more application-aware edge-node server proxy devices servicing said user applications on said mobile device, and log said application-specific state data for storage at said associated memory storage device external to the source communications network edge node and said associated application-aware edge-node proxy server, said logged application-specific state data comprising: web links to cached objects that had been requested by a user application;
receive a signal indicating a detection of an upcoming migration of said mobile device from said current point of attachment network to the new attachment point provided by the destination communications network edge-node;
select, for an application-aware edge-node proxy server of said destination network edge-node, a method of reconstructing a state of a user application by the second computer device, said selecting comprising communicating a list of said web links to a destination application-aware edge-node proxy server that will service the mobile device at a destination network edge-node;
transmit, in response to receiving said signal, said application-specific state data from storage at said associated memory storage device to a storage device associated with said second computing device at said destination network edge node and pre-fetching said cached objects from said list of web links for storage at the destination network edge-node prior to said upcoming migration; and
said second computing device configured to reconstruct, based on said selected method, said application state of said currently running one or more mobile device user applications at the destination application-aware edge-node proxy server at said destination network edge-node to enable seamless continued service to the mobile device user prior to the destination network edge-node becoming said new point of attachment for said mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,063

INTELLIGENT BACKHAUL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless network backhaul node to serve eNodeBs, the method comprising:exchanging user data and network signaling between the eNodeBs and a Long Term Evolution (LTE) core;
receiving loading information from the eNodeBs and determining overloaded ones of the eNodeBs and underloaded ones of the eNodeBs based on the loading information;
selecting handover thresholds for the eNodeBs to inhibit handovers from the underloaded ones of the eNodeBs to the overloaded ones of the eNodeBs and to encourage handovers from the overloaded ones of the eNodeBs to the underloaded ones of the eNodeBs wherein the selected handover thresholds comprise signal strength differences between source and target ones of the eNodeBs;
transferring the selected handover thresholds to the eNodeBs; andperforming handover assistance for the eNodeBs.

US Pat. No. 10,172,062

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING VIDEO SESSIONS IN A NETWORK BASED ON NETWORK PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving aggregate network information for communication sessions for each cell of a plurality of cells in a cellular network, wherein the communication sessions include a group of video sessions, and wherein the aggregate network information comprises network information from a plurality of data sources;
calculating an overall video traffic metric for the group of video sessions for each cell based on the aggregate network information;
generating a graphical map of the cellular network that displays a geography of the cellular network and indicates the overall video traffic metric for the group of video sessions for each cell in the cellular network within the geography;
determining that a first overall video traffic metric of a first group of video sessions controlled by a first base station of a first cell is above a first predetermined threshold and a second overall video traffic metric of a second group of video sessions controlled by a second base station of a second cell is below the first predetermined threshold;
sending, to a communication device, the graphical map and first indication that the first overall video traffic metric associated with the first cell is above the first predetermined threshold and the second overall video traffic metric associated with the second cell is below the first predetermined threshold;
performing a handover of control of a first portion of the first group of video sessions from the first base station to the second base station responsive to receiving a message from the communication device, wherein the message provides a second indication to change control of the first portion of the first group of video session from the first base station to the second base station;
identifying a trajectory of a mobile device conducting a video session of the first portion of the first group of video sessions, wherein the identifying the trajectory comprises accessing historical travel information associated with the mobile device based on time of day and determining the trajectory according to the historical travel information;
identifying one or more wireless networks on the trajectory of the mobile device, wherein each of the one or more wireless networks use a WiFi protocol, and wherein the graphical map indicates a traffic level of each of the one or more wireless networks; and
selecting between the one or more wireless networks and the second cell to carry video traffic of the mobile device according to the trajectory of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,061

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CELL SHAPING INDICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a first base station, a handover preparation failure message in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining whether to perform a coverage modification of a cell, managed by the first base station, in an active antenna system (AAS);
receiving a handover request message from a second base station after determining to perform the coverage modification of the cell; and
transmitting the handover preparation failure message, including cause information indicating the coverage modification of the cell, to the second base station, when the handover request message is received after determining to perform the coverage modification of the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,060

RESELECTION FAILURE DETECTION AND PREVENTION IN MULTI-SIM WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for managing cell reselection for a wireless communication device having a first subscription associated with a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) and a second subscription associated with a second SIM, the method comprising:determining an occurrence of a barring procedure associated with at least one of a target cell or a target frequency for the first subscription;
determining a mode associated with the second subscription, wherein the mode is at least one of a connected mode or an idle mode;
deprioritizing the at least one target cell or target frequency for use with the second subscription by a first procedure based on the determination that the mode associated with the second subscription is the connected mode; and
deprioritizing the at least one target cell or target frequency for use with the second subscription by a second procedure based on the determination that the mode associated with the second subscription is the idle mode, wherein the first procedure is different from the second procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,172,059

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING DEDICATED CORE NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a user equipment (UE) for performing an attach procedure, the method comprising:transmitting, to an evolved Node B (eNB), an attach request message including a UE identifier;
receiving, from the eNB, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message; and
transmitting, to the eNB, an RRC connection complete message in response to the RRC connection reconfiguration message,
wherein the attach request message is forwarded to a first mobile management entity (MME),
wherein the RRC connection reconfiguration message is based on an attach accept message from a second MME, and
wherein the second MME is selected based on a reroute command message from the first MME, the reroute command message including the UE identifier and at least one MME identifier indicating a dedicated core network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,058

DATA GATEWAY ALIGNMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication network to align a target access gateway with a target network gateway for a wireless user device, the method comprising:a Mobility Management Entity (MME) detecting a wireless attachment of the wireless user device in a source Tracking Area (TA), and in response, the MME transferring an attachment message to a Policy Charging and Rules Function (PCRF) indicating the source TA for the wireless user device, wherein the wireless user device exchanges user data with an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Call State Control Function (CSCF) server over a source access gateway and a source network gateway in the source TA;
the MME detecting a handover of the wireless user device from the source access gateway in the source TA to the target access gateway in a target TA, and in response to the access gateway handover, the MME transferring a handover message to the PCRF indicating the target TA for the wireless user device; and
the PCRF receiving the attachment message and the handover message, and in response to the access gateway handover, the PCRF transferring a reattach message to the source network gateway for delivery to the wireless user device and transferring a session message to the media server indicating the reattachment of the wireless user device, wherein the wireless user device responsively reattaches in the target TA and exchanges additional user data with the IMS CSCF server over the target access gateway and the target network gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,172,057

HANDLING OF RADIO ACCESS NETWORK RE-SELECTION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation by a Circuit Switched (CS) control node performed with respect to a UE that switched from a Packet Switched (PS) connection to a CS connection for execution of a CS service, the method comprising:determining that the UE is capable of connecting to a PS RAN that provides PS service coverage for a current geographic location of the UE; and
in response to receiving an indication that the CS service shall be terminated:
generating a message that indicates one or more radio parameters of the PS RAN, to assist the UE in reselecting from the CS RAN to the PS RAN upon termination of the CS service; and
using Non-Access Stratum (NAS) signaling to send the message to the UE over the CS connection, such that the message passes transparently through a CS RAN that provides the CS connection.

US Pat. No. 10,172,056

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, NETWORK NODE, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first network node;
a second network node; and
a dedicated network node comprised in a dedicated network, wherein
the first network node includes:
a first processor coupled to a first receiver and a first transmitter, wherein
the first receiver is configured to acquire subscriber information on user equipment from a subscriber server based on an attachment request from the user equipment forwarded by the second network node, the subscriber information including availability for the user equipment to use the dedicated network, and
the first transmitter is configured to send the second network node a selection instruction to select the dedicated network based on the subscriber information acquired by the first receiver,
the second network node includes:
a second processor coupled to a second receiver and a second transmitter, wherein
the second receiver is configured to receive the selection instruction from the first network node, and
the second processor is configured to determine the dedicated network node comprised in the dedicated network based on the selection instruction received by the second receiver, and
the second transmitter is configured to transmit the attachment request from the user equipment to the determined dedicated network node, and
the dedicated network node includes:
a third processor coupled to a third receiver and a third transmitter, wherein
the third processor is configured, when the dedicated network node receives a handover request for the user equipment from the second network node and if the user equipment is permitted to use the dedicated network, to determine a different dedicated network node comprised in the dedicated network and linked with a handover target of the user equipment, and
the third transmitter is configured to forward the handover request to the determined different dedicated network node.

US Pat. No. 10,172,054

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising:simultaneously performing, by a user terminal, communication with a first cell operating as a main cell, and communication with a second cell operating as a subordinate cell other than the main cell;
transmitting, by the user terminal, to the first cell, a main cell change request for changing the main cell from the first cell to the second cell;
performing, by the user terminal, after changing the main cell to the second cell, blind decoding for the common search space that is set by the second cell; and
receiving, by the user terminal, system information from the second cell on the basis of a result of the blind decoding, wherein
in the main cell, blind decoding for a common search space is required,
the common search space is set by each of a plurality of cells, including the first cell and the second sell, so that the common search space is applied in common to all user terminals within a corresponding one of the plurality of cells, and
information associated with system information that is necessary for reception of multicast/broadcast control information is arranged in the common search space.

US Pat. No. 10,172,053

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A radiographic image capturing system comprising:a radiographic image capturing apparatus with radiation detecting elements, wherein the radiographic image capturing apparatus wirelessly transfers a signal value read from the radiation detecting elements;
a channel interference detecting device adapted for detecting radio interference; and
a notifying device which gives a notice to an operator who operates the radiographic image capturing system, wherein
when the channel interference detecting device detects the radio interference, the notifying device notifies the operator that the radio interference is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,172,052

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DYNAMICALLY CONSTRUCTING VIRTUAL CELL

1. A method for dynamically constructing a virtual cell, applied to an ultra-dense network, comprising:a master station sending an event A4 to User Equipment, UE, and receiving an A4 measurement report from the UE; and
the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station,
wherein the master station and slave stations form a first virtual cell,
wherein the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station comprises:
the master station generating a first virtual cell key according to a first current value of a first S counter and a key from a core network;
the master station acquiring the cell corresponding to the cell identity in the A4 measurement report, using the acquired cell as a slave station and sending a first adding request message to one of the slave stations;
the master station receiving a first adding command message from the slave station, generating a first encryption key according to the first adding command message and sending a first Radio Resource Control, RRC, connection reconfiguration message to the UE; and
the master station receiving a first Radio Resource Control, RRC, connection reconfiguration completion message from the UE,
wherein the first adding request message comprises the first virtual cell key and an encryption algorithm list the first adding command message comprises a first encryption algorithm; and the first RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises the first encryption algorithm in the first adding command message and a first current value of the first S counter,
and the master station adding a cell corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A4 measurement report as a slave station further comprises:
the master station sending a second adding request message to other slave stations of the first virtual cell; and the master station receiving second adding command messages from the other slave stations of the first virtual cell,
wherein the second adding request message comprises the first virtual cell key and the first encryption algorithm,
or,
the method further comprises:
the master station sending an event A2 to the UE;
the master station receiving an A2 measurement report from the UE and deleting a slave station corresponding to a slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report; and
the master station performing key updating on the UE and slave stations of a second virtual cell,
wherein the master station and other slave stations except the deleted slave station in the first virtual cell form the second virtual cell,
wherein the master station deleting a slave station corresponding to a slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report comprises:
the master station sending a deletion request message to the slave station corresponding to the slave station identity carried in the A2 measurement report; and the master station receiving a deletion acknowledgement message from the slave station,
and the master station performing key updating on the UE and slave stations of a second virtual cell comprises:
the master station changing the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter and generating a second virtual cell key according to the second current value of the first S counter; and
the master station sending a key updating request message to the slave stations of the second virtual cell and sending a second RRC connection reconfiguration message to the UE,
wherein the key updating request message comprises the second virtual cell key and the second RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises the second current value of the first S counter,
wherein the master station changing the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter comprises: the master station adding 1 to the first current value of the first S counter to obtain a second current value of the first S counter,
or,
the method further comprises:
the master station sending an event A5 to the UE;
the master station receiving an A5 measurement report from the UE and sending a switching request message to a target master station corresponding to a cell identity carried in the A5 measurement report; and
the master station receiving a switching command message from the target master station and sending a third RRC connection reconfiguration message to the UE,
wherein the switching request message comprises the key from the core network, a current value of a Next Chaining Counter, NCC, and an encryption algorithm list, and the third RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises a second encryption algorithm, a current value of a second S counter and the current value of the NCC,
and the third RRC connection reconfiguration message further comprises a header compression algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,172,051

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING SERVICE RECOVERY DURING CLOSED SUBSCRIPTION GROUP (CSG) SELECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of optimizing service recovery during manual closed subscription group (CSG) cell selection in a long term evolution (LTE) network, the method comprising:selecting, by a user equipment (UE), a CSG cell through the manual CSG cell selection;
performing a tracking area update (TAU) procedure on the CSG cell;
receiving a registration rejection with a temporary cause from a network of a CSG cell selected through the manual CSG cell selection;
determining from the registration rejection whether the temporary cause comprises a cause value that allows the UE to return to a saved or previously visited public land mobile network (PLMN); and
performing service recovery of the UE with a registered PLMN (RPLMN), upon determining that the temporary cause does not comprise the cause value that allows the UE to return to the saved or previously visited PLMN, wherein the RPLMN is different from the saved or previously visited PLMN,
wherein the service recovery of the UE is performed by at least one of:
retaining a globally unique temporary identifier (GUTI), previously visited registered tracking area identity (TAI), key set identifier (KSI) and equivalent PLMN (EPLMN) lists;
retrying registration on a single CSG cell;
employing the RPLMN for recovery procedures; and
performing the TAU procedure instead of an Attach while returning to the RPLMN thereby reducing the delay while recovering to the RPLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,172,050

USER ANCHOR CONTROLLER COMMUNICATION WITHIN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to:configure, by a first controller, a first access point on a first subnet;
manage, by the first controller, the first access point, wherein a client device is connected with the first access point;
identify a second controller on the first subnet that is different than the first controller, wherein the second controller is a primary controller of the client device that manages network traffic of the client device and maintains state information corresponding to the client device when the client device is connected to the first access point, and wherein the second controller does not manage the first access point that the client device is connected to;
instruct the second controller to update a controller configuration table for the second controller that identifies that the first access point is assigned to the first controller;
determine that the client device roams to connect with a second access point on a second subnet that is different than the first subnet, wherein the second access point is managed by a third controller that is different than the first and second controller;
query, by the third controller, the second controller to obtain the state information of the client device in response to the determination that the client device is connected with the second access point; and
direct the network traffic of the client device on the second subnet through the second controller, wherein the second controller remains on the first subnet.

US Pat. No. 10,172,049

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD THEREIN FOR HANDOVER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed in a network node for assisting a communication device to perform handover from a serving cell to a target cell in a communication network, wherein the network node is a serving node for the communication device in the serving cell, the method comprising:obtaining a first round trip time between the network node and a server;
obtaining a second round trip time between a target node in the target cell and the server;
deciding whether or not to instruct the communication device to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell by considering at least the first round trip time and the second round trip time; and
conditionally instructing the communication device to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell in accordance with the decision,
wherein deciding whether or not to instruct the communication device to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell comprises:
deciding if the first round trip time is longer than the second round trip time, and if so then deciding to perform handover from the serving cell to the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,048

SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT RECOVERY OF NODE-B BUFFERED DATA FOLLOWING MAC LAYER RESET

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for use in a radio network controller (RNC) comprising:sending a radio resource control (RRC) message to a user equipment (UE) that triggers a high-speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) cell change, wherein the RRC message has a MAC-hs reset indicator,
wherein the MAC-hs reset requires the UE to disassemble MAC-hs PDUs in a reordering buffer and deliver MAC-d PDUs to a MAC-d, flush MAC-hs PDUs stored in the reordering buffer and configure the MAC-hs to receive new data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,047

WIRELESS NETWORK HANDOVER METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A wireless network handover method, wherein the method comprises:sending, by a source base station, a handover request to a target base station for a handover of a user equipment (UE) from the source base station to the target base station, wherein the handover request comprises information about a list of candidate wireless fidelity access points (Wi-Fi APs) of the target base station, the handover request triggering the target base station to select, from the list of candidate Wi-Fi APs based on a configuration policy of the target base station, a target Wi-Fi AP of the target base station for the UE to access during or after the handover of the UE, and wherein the list of candidate Wi-Fi APs is determined by the source base station based on measurements performed by the UE on a plurality of Wi-Fi APs of the target base station;
sending, by the source base station, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message to the UE, wherein the RRC connection reconfiguration message is used to instruct the UE to hand over from the source base station to the target base station, and the RRC connection reconfiguration message comprises information about the target Wi-Fi AP of the target base station for the UE to access the target Wi-Fi AP when the UE hands over from the source base station to the target base station or after the handover of the UE is complete;
receiving, by the source base station during the handover of the UE, a sequence number status transfer message sent by a source Wi-Fi AP that is controlled by the source base station, wherein the sequence number status transfer message is used to notify the source base station of a packet data convergence protocol serial number of a currently received/sent data packet of the source Wi-Fi AP; and
receiving, by the source base station, a downlink data packet that is sent by the source Wi-Fi AP and is not confirmed.

US Pat. No. 10,172,046

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, HIGHER-ORDER APPARATUS, GATEWAY APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first Home Node B (HNB);
a second HNB; and
a HNB gateway (HNB-GW) that is connected to a core network,
wherein the first HNB comprises a transceiver configured to communicate with a user equipment (UE) and send a first message, including Radio Access Bearer sub-Flow Combination Indicator (RFCI) information, to the HNB-GW during an intra HNB-GW relocation in which the UE is relocated from the first HNB to the second HNB,
wherein the HNB-GW comprises a transceiver configured to receive the first message and to send a second message, including the RFCI information included in the first message, to the second HNB, and
wherein the second HNB comprises a transceiver configured to:
communicate with the UE; and
receive the second message without carrying out an Iu-UP Initialization procedure towards the core network, which is a procedure to configure the second HNB and the core network with RFCI when the second HNB does not receive the second message.

US Pat. No. 10,172,045

DETERMINATION OF APPROPRIATE RADIO RESOURCE TO BE REQUESTED IN CASE OF A CIRCUIT-SWITCHED (CS) FALLBACK PROCEDURE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, the method comprising:receiving, at a second network, from a wireless device, a request message for initiating establishment of an initial radio connection with the second network, wherein the request message identifies a channel type indication from a plurality of channel type indications, the channel type indication determined by the wireless device based on a particular circuit switched domain service from a plurality of circuit switched domain services, the wireless device transmits the request message in response to receiving, from a first wireless network, a paging message indicative of the particular circuit switched domain service, and the first wireless network is different than the second network, wherein the particular circuit switched domain service indicated in the paging message is in a first category of service including CS speech calls and CS services requiring a traffic channel or conversational resources, and the channel type indication identified in the request message is “half-rate traffic channel TCH/H or full-rate traffic channel TCH/F”.

US Pat. No. 10,172,044

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA COMMUNICATION OVER A PEER-TO-PEER CONNECTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a first base station of an access network, the method comprising:exchanging messaging with a first peer device and a network element of a core network to establish a peer-to-peer connection and associated first access network bearer for the first peer device, wherein the first access network bearer is unbound to a core network bearer;
receiving a data packet from the first peer device over the first access network bearer, wherein the data packet is addressed to a second peer device; and
forwarding the data packet to the second base station for the second peer device without using network bearer,
wherein forwarding the data packet comprises one of:
(i) encapsulating a layer-3 packet addressed to a layer-3 address of the second peer device into a layer-3 packet addressed to a layer-3 address of the second base station; or
(ii) encapsulating a layer-2 packet addressed to a layer-2 address of the second peer device into the layer-3 packet addressed to the layer-3 address of the second base station; and
sending the layer-3 packet addressed to the layer-3 address of the second base station to the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,043

COGNITIVE RELIABILITY ENGINE FOR SMOOTH HANDOFF IN PHONE-HOSTED MICROSERVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A method of managing handoffs between a plurality of mobile devices in a phone hosted microservices architecture in a same vicinity, with each of the mobile devices connected to a cognitive reliability engine, the method comprising the steps of:the cognitive reliability engine, for each of the plurality of mobile devices hosting a hosted microservice, determining a reliability score for a time period through context and activity recognition of a user owning the mobile device;
when the reliability score for a mobile device hosting the hosted microservice is less than a first threshold, the cognitive reliability engine emitting a beacon with a data packet to other mobile devices within the vicinity indicating that the hosted microservice will end and will be unavailable within a first time period, and that the mobile devices utilizing the hosted microservice need to search for and switch to another device hosting the same microservice; and
when the reliability score for a mobile device hosting the hosted microservice is greater than the first threshold, and greater than a second threshold, the cognitive reliability engine emitting a beacon with a data packet to other mobile devices within the vicinity indicating that the hosted microservice will be definitively active for a time period and that the mobile device utilizing the hosted microservice execute critical transactions utilizing the hosted microservice within the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,172,042

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING SIGNALING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for establishinq a signaling connection in a network during a handover of a user equipment (UE) from a first radio access network device to a second radio access network device, the method comprising:receiving during the handover, by a mobility management entity, from the second radio access network device a message comprising a first signaling connection parameter allocated by the mobility management entity and a second signaling connection parameter allocated by the second radio access network device, wherein the first signaling connection parameter is a mobility management entity communication context identifier, and the second signaling connection parameter is a radio access network device communication context identifier;
storing, by the mobility management entity, the second signaling connection parameter received from the second radio access network device; and
searching, by the mobility management entity, for an original communication instance according to the first signaling connection parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,172,041

FACILITATION OF MOBILE DEVICE RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a first network device comprising a processor, instruction data related to a display associated with the first network device of a wireless network;
determining, by the first network device, a dormancy time associated with the display;
adjusting, by the first network device, a setting of the first network device in response to a first condition, related to the dormancy time associated with the display, being determined to have been satisfied, wherein the adjusting comprises allowing a first application to transmit first packet data during the dormancy time, and wherein the adjusting comprises, in response to the first condition being determined to have been satisfied and a second condition associated with a size of the first packet data being determined to have been satisfied, facilitating transmitting the first packet data to a second network device of the wireless network;
in response to the adjusting, sending, by the first network device, radio resource control data associated with a radio resource control message to a third network device of the wireless network to request a release of a radio resource, wherein the radio resource control message comprises request data representative of a request for the radio resource to be released at a first time prior to a second time that the radio resource was previously scheduled to be released, wherein the first time is an earlier time than the second time; and
in response to the allowing the first application to transmit the first packet data during the dormancy time, prompting, by the first network device, a second application to send second packet data in addition to the first packet data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,040

APPARATUS FOR ROUTING TRAFFIC IN A PLURALITY OF CELL GROUPS EACH INCLUDING TWO OR MORE CELLS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
acquire traffic information indicating an amount of traffic processed by one or more base stations of a cell group including two or more cells; and
provide the traffic information to a control device, the control device being configured to perform routing control of traffic including selecting network nodes through which traffic is routed to a destination based on the provided traffic information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,039

NODE, MASTER DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A master device for performing flow control of multihop communication in a network including a plurality of nodes, the master device being configured to:allocate, to each node using second service, a time obtained by subtracting, from a frame period of the network, a total one frame transmission time of each node, used for first service, as a one frame transmission time used for second service having a priority set lower than that of the first service; and
determine whether to allow participation of a node requesting participation in the network anew, based on the frame period, a one frame transmission time used for first service, and a guaranteed one frame transmission time used for second service,
wherein the master device is configured to allow participation of the node if the frame period>?(one frame transmission time used for first service per node)+?(guaranteed one frame transmission time used for second service per node) is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,172,038

DOWNLINK COMMUNICATION IN THE UPLINK FDD CHANNEL

1. A method for communication, comprising:configuring at least one first base station or at least one first radio head for communicating over the air with at least one first user equipment (UE) in a frequency domain duplexing (FDD) mode, which defines at least one downlink channel comprising a first set of time resources in a first frequency range and at least one uplink channel comprising a second set of time resources in a second frequency range, which is disjoint from the first frequency range;
assigning at least one first time resource of the at least one uplink channel for uplink communications of the at least one first UE and at least one second time resource of the at least one uplink channel, which is different from the at least one first time resource, to downlink communications of at least one second UE in the second frequency range;
communicating over the air with the at least one first UE in the FDD mode, by using the assigned at least one first time resource for transmitting information from the at least one first UE to the at least one of the first base station or the first radio head; and
communicating over the air with the at least one second UE by transmitting, from at least one second base station or at least one second radio head, downlink information using the assigned at least one second time resource in the second frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,172,037

LOAD BALANCING IN A DISTRIBUTED GATEWAY DEPLOYMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system for assisting load-balancing of subscriber sessions in a packet data network (PDN) gateway of a long-term evolution (LTE) network, where the PDN gateway includes a plurality of distributed gateway instances (DGIs), the system comprising:at least one memory element configured to store computer executable instructions, and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory element and configured, when executing the instructions, to:
receive, from a load balancer, an indication of a first subset of a plurality of subscriber sessions assigned to a first DGI of the plurality of DGIs, wherein the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions comprises at least two subscriber sessions, and wherein each subscriber session of the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions is uniquely identified by a fully qualified tunnel destination endpoint (F-TEID) of a general packet radio service (GPRS) tunnel between the PDN gateway and a serving gateway (SGW) of the LTE network of GPRS tunneling communications protocol (GTP); and
initiate a first advertisement of the F-TEIDs of the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions, the first advertisement indicating the first DGI as a recipient for data provided to the PDN gateway and related to any of the first subset of the plurality of subscriber sessions.

US Pat. No. 10,172,036

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user equipment for communicating with a base station in a mobile communication system including the base station and the user equipment, the user equipment comprising:a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer processor provided with a storage unit that receives and stores a plurality of acknowledgement signals to be transmitted to the base station; and
an Radio Link Control (RLC) layer processor that transmits, to the PDCP layer processor, a signal transmission grant signal that indicates that transmission of an uplink signal is allowed,
wherein, upon receiving the signal transmission grant signal, the PDCP layer processor transmits, to the RLC layer processor, an acknowledgement signal that is received most recently among the plurality of acknowledgement signals.

US Pat. No. 10,172,035

STORAGE AND PLAYBACK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

Callahan Cellular L.L.C.,...

13. A media playback system comprising:a receiver configured to receive media content, wherein the media content includes data associated with the media content, and wherein the data associated with the media content indicates a characteristic of the media content;
a memory component; and
a processing unit coupled to the receiver and the memory component, wherein the processing unit is configured to:
during rendering of the media content, accepting a tag selected by a user, wherein the tag is added to the data associated with the media content; and
transfer the data associated with the media content, including the tag, to a server on an associated network designated by the media playback device, wherein the tag is configured to be transferred to a tag aggregation page at the server; and
wherein two different battery sources are configured to be used to power the media playback device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,034

ADJUSTING RAN CAPABILITY BASED ON DATA TRANSPORT CHARACTERISTICS OF A BACKHAUL NETWORK IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method performed by a first communication network node-for enabling a radio base station to adjust a Radio Access Network, RAN, capability within a RAN dependent on one or more data transport characteristics of a backhaul network, wherein the RAN and the backhaul network are parts of a telecommunication network, and the first communication network node is arranged in the telecommunication network to communicate data between the RAN and a core network node in the telecommunication network, said method comprising:obtaining, by the first communication network node, information related to the one or more data transport characteristics of the backhaul network, wherein the data transport characteristics comprise at least one of data transfer rate, network delay, and network bandwidth,
deciding by the first communication network node that the RAN capability will be adjusted, depending on the obtained information, and
responsive to deciding that the RAN capability will be adjusted, generating a request to adjust the RAN capability by adjusting scheduling for a number of user equipments by a Radio Base Station serving the RAN.

US Pat. No. 10,172,033

OVERLOAD CONTROL IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a radio network node for overload control in a communication network, the method comprising:receiving a random access preamble from a user equipment (UE);
deriving a random access preamble identifier (ID) from the random access preamble received from the UE;
determining whether an overload condition exists in response to receiving the random access preamble from the UE; and
in response to determining that the overload condition exists:
configuring a Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) to accompany a Random Access Preamble Identifier (RAPID) subheader without a corresponding MAC Random Access Response (RAR);
including the random access preamble ID of the UE in a RAPID field of the RAPID subheader, wherein the RAPID subheader without the corresponding MAC RAR is placed at an end of a list of RAPID subheaders; and
transmitting the RAPID subheader without the corresponding MAC RAR, wherein a combination of the RAPID subheader without the corresponding MAC RAR represents a request for the UE identified by the random access preamble ID to wait for reception of a subsequent MAC RAR.

US Pat. No. 10,172,032

ADMISSION CONTROL OF 4G/LTE CONVERSATIONAL SESSIONS BY CELLULAR BACKHAUL SATELLITE NETWORK

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:receiving a radio access bearer setup request, at a remote terminal of a satellite network, to admit a new session from an external network over the satellite network;
determining if a requested guaranteed bit rate for the new session is available from the remote terminal;
if the requested guaranteed bit rate is available:
forwarding the request to a gateway of the satellite network, and
admitting the new session, over the satellite network, to the external network using the requested guaranteed bit rate; and
if the requested guaranteed bit rate is not available:
determining if the available guaranteed bit rate from the remote terminal is greater than or equal to 50% of the requested guaranteed bit rate;
admitting the new session to the external network using a quasi-guaranteed bit rate; and
notifying the external network of the new session status,
wherein a portion of the requested guaranteed bit rate is allocated from the remote terminal's guaranteed bit rate, and
wherein a remainder of the requested guaranteed bit rate is allocated from the remote terminal's maximum available bit rate using best effort delivery completion.

US Pat. No. 10,172,031

WIRELESS ASSISTANCE METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including instructions to:
obtain network status information;
determine, according to the network status information, that an access device, which is in a network with the apparatus, is in need of wireless assistance;
after determining that the access device is in need of wireless assistance, determine a mobile access point to perform a wireless assistance process on the access device;
determine assistance command information that will instruct the mobile access point to perform the wireless assistance process by instructing the mobile access point to move to the access device and to provide a wireless traffic offload service for the access device; and
transmit the assistance command information to the mobile access point to instruct the mobile access point to perform the wireless assistance process.

US Pat. No. 10,172,030

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF LINK ADAPTATION IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting information on a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) in a wireless local area network system, the method comprising:receiving, by a responding station from a requesting station, a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU),
wherein the PPDU includes a first signal (SIG) field carrying a group ID including information on a group to which at least one receiving station belongs, and
wherein the PPDU further includes a short training field (STF) which is followed by a long training field (LTF) which is followed by a second SIG field which is followed by a data field;
configuring, by the responding station, a MCS feedback (MFB) based on the PPDU,
wherein the MFB includes information on a recommended number of space-time streams, a recommended MCS, and an average signal-to-noise ratio (SNR); and
transmitting, by the responding station to the requesting station, feedback information,
wherein if the MFB is configured as a response to a MFB request (MRQ) of the requesting station, the MFB is computed based on the group ID and the feedback information includes the configured MFB and a MFB type field indicating that the MFB is configured as a response to the MRQ of the requesting station,
wherein if the MFB is not configured as a response to the MRQ of the requesting station, the feedback information includes the configured MFB, a MFB type field indicating that the MFB is not configured as a response to the MRQ of the requesting station, and coding information indicating a coding type of the PPDU, and
wherein the coding information indicates whether a coding scheme applied to the PPDU is a binary convolutional code (BCC) or a low-density parity check (LDPC).

US Pat. No. 10,172,029

CONTROLLING TTI BUNDLING BASED ON WHETHER DEVICE PROVIDES WIRELESS RELAY BACKHAUL CONNECTIVITY

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of managing air interface communication between a base station and a wireless client device (WCD) served by the base station, the method comprising:determining by the base station that the WCD is a relay-WCD; and
based at least on the determining, invoking by the base station transmission time interval (TTI) bundling of air interface communication between the base station and the WCD.

US Pat. No. 10,172,028

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEAMLESS TCP CONNECTION HANDOFF

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A system comprising:a primary appliance having one or more processors and comprising a first handoff engine in an active state, wherein the primary appliance is configured to receive from a first switch one of first data or a copy of first data to be provided to a second switch; and
a secondary appliance having one or more processors and comprising a second handoff engine in a passive state, wherein the secondary appliance is configured to receive from the first switch the other of the first data or the copy of the first data, wherein the second handoff engine is configured to:
monitor state data provided by the first handoff engine,
determine a condition of the first handoff engine using the state data and the other of the first data or the copy of first data based on the following:
acquiring a first time of receipt of the one of the first data or the copy of the first data,
 acquiring a second time of receipt of the state data, and
 determining whether the second time of receipt exceeds a predetermined time period from the first time of receipt; and
based on the determination, provide instructions for the secondary appliance to provide the other of the first data or the copy of the first data to the second switch.

US Pat. No. 10,172,027

DEVICE AND METHOD OF REPORTING A WLAN CONNECTION STATUS

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for reporting a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection status in a wireless communication system, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
establishing a cellular connection to a base station (BS) of a cellular network via a cell of the BS;
receiving a first Cellular-WLAN Radio Level Integration with Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Tunnel (CWIP) configuration configuring a first IP address, a first Internet Key Exchange (IKE) identity and a first counter value for establishing a first IPsec tunnel over a WLAN, on the cellular connection from the BS;
transmitting a first WLANConnectionStatusReport message on the cellular connection to the BS, when the communication device has a WLAN connection with the WLAN, wherein the first WLANConnectionStatusReport message indicates “successfulAssociation”;
receiving a second CWIP configuration configuring at least one of a second IP address, a second IKE identity and a second counter value for establishing a second IPsec tunnel, on the cellular connection from the BS, after establishing the first IPsec tunnel over the WLAN; and
transmitting a second WLANConnectionStatusReport message on the cellular connection to the BS, when applying all of the at least one of the second IP address, the second IKE identity and the second counter value to successfully establish a second IPsec tunnel, wherein the second WLANConnectionStatusReport message indicates “successfulAssociation”; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,026

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NEIGHBOR RELATION MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS BROADBAND NETWORKS

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method of neighbor relation management in a wireless broadband network, the method comprising:dynamically selecting, by a Serving Base Station (SBS), a set of signal measurement reports from a plurality of signal measurement reports received within a predefined time interval based on at least one of: a location of origin of each of the plurality of signal measurement reports, and variation of signal quality of each of the plurality of signal measurement reports with respect to an average signal quality associated with the plurality of signal measurement reports;
sampling, by the SBS, signal level values of a plurality of configured Neighboring Base Stations (NBSs) and at least one new NBS, from the set of signal measurement reports, for a predefined sampling time period, wherein the signal level values of the at least one new NBS are greater than a predefined threshold for the predefined sampling time period, and wherein the set of signal measurement reports comprises signal measurement reports corresponding to the plurality of configured NBSs and the at least one new NBS; and
computing, by the SBS, a retention factor for each of the plurality of configured NBSs and each of the at least one new NBS, in response to sampling the signal level values.

US Pat. No. 10,172,025

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A RANGING PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. At an initiating wireless station (STA), a method comprising:transmitting, to a responding wireless STA, a fine timing measurement (FTM) request message confirming parameters for an FTM session between the initiating wireless STA and the responding STA; and
receiving, from the responding wireless STA, a fine timing measurement (FTM) message comprising one or more fields requesting an alteration in parameters for the FTM session, wherein the requested alterations comprises a change in one or more of a number of bursts parameter, a frames per burst, parameter, a minimum Delta FTM parameter, a burst period parameter or a burst duration parameters or combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,172,024

TECHNIQUE FOR OPERATING A MOVABLE RADIO BASE STATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a movable radio base station, the movable radio base station configured to provide to a plurality of user equipments wireless access to a telecommunications network in a first mode and in a second mode different from the first mode, wherein each of the first mode and the second mode specifies a set of parameter values for operating parameters of the movable radio base station, the method comprising:exchanging the parameter values with another movable radio base station, wherein the operating parameters of the movable radio base station include an altitude of the movable radio base station; and
changing the movable radio base station from the first mode to the second mode, wherein changing the movable radio base station from the first mode to the second mode comprises decreasing the altitude of the movable radio base station and triggering one or more neighboring movable radio base stations to increase their altitude.

US Pat. No. 10,172,023

METHOD FOR A CONFIGURATION ERROR MANAGEMENT FOR A SIDELINK RADIO BEARER AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of Device to Device (D2D) packets via a sidelink radio bearer;
counting erroneous D2D packets among the plurality of D2D packets;
detecting configuration error for the sidelink radio bearer if a number of the counted erroneous D2D packets is equal to or larger than a threshold;
starting a timer when the configuration error for the sidelink radio bearer is detected;
generating a configuration error recovery request including an identifier of the sidelink radio bearer;
transmitting the configuration error recovery request to a network or a peer UE directly connected to the UE via the sidelink radio bearer;
stopping the timer and re-establishing a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of the sidelink radio bearer according to configuration information received in response to the configuration error recovery request, when the configuration information is received before the timer is expired; and
transmitting a recovery fail indicator to the network or the peer UE when the configuration information is not received before the timer is expired.

US Pat. No. 10,172,022

DIAGNOSTIC ANALYZER FOR CONTENT RECEIVER USING WIRELESS EXECUTION DEVICE

Pearson Education, Inc., ...

1. A wireless interactive diagnostic system comprising a diagnostic analyzer server, an interactive content execution device, and one or more interactive content receiver devices:each of the one or more interactive content receiver devices comprising:
a processing unit comprising one or more processors;
a wireless network interface;
an input/output (I/O) subsystem configured to receive input data via one or more input devices connected to or integral with the interactive content receiver device; and
memory coupled with and readable by the processing unit and storing therein a set of instructions which, when executed by the processing unit, causes the interactive content receiver device to:
establish a wireless connection to the interactive content execution device via the wireless network interface;
receive diagnostic modules of interactive content from the interactive content execution device via the wireless network interface;
output the diagnostic modules of interactive content via the I/O subsystem;
receive input data via the I/O subsystem corresponding to responses to the interactive content; and
transmit the responses to the interactive content to interactive content execution device via the wireless network interface;
the interactive content execution device comprising:
a processing unit comprising one or more processors;
a plurality of network interfaces;
an input/output (I/O) subsystem configured to receive input data via one or more input devices connected to or integral with the interactive content receiver device; and
memory coupled with and readable by the processing unit and storing therein a set of instructions which, when executed by the processing unit, causes the interactive content execution device to:
establish wireless connections with the one or more interactive content receiver devices via a first network interface of the plurality of network interfaces;
receive selections via the I/O subsystem of diagnostic modules for execution on particular interactive content receiver devices;
in response to receiving selections of diagnostic modules via the I/O subsystem, retrieve the selected diagnostic modules from the diagnostic analyzer server via a second network interface;
initiate execution of selected diagnostic modules retrieved from the diagnostic analyzer server;
perform repeatedly during execution of the selected diagnostic modules:
identifying and transmitting particular interactive content within particular diagnostic modules to particular interactive content receiver devices via the first network interface; and
receiving responses to the particular interactive content via the first network interface;
after the execution of the selected diagnostic modules, determine performance measurements for the diagnostic modules based on the received responses to the particular interactive content;
transmit the determined performance measurements for an initial set of diagnostic modules to the diagnostic analyzer server via a second network interface;
receive selections of one or more subsequent diagnostic modules, from the diagnostic analyzer server, based on the performance measurements of the initial set of diagnostic modules; and
output the selections via the I/O subsystem of the subsequent diagnostic modules for particular interactive content receiver devices;
the diagnostic analyzer server comprising:
a processing unit comprising one or more processors; and
memory coupled with and readable by the processing unit and storing therein a set of instructions which, when executed by the processing unit, causes the diagnostic analyzer server to:
receive requests for diagnostic modules from the interactive content execution device, said requests associated with particular interactive content recipients;
in response to requests for diagnostic modules received from the interactive content execution device, retrieve the requested diagnostic modules from an interactive content data store and transmit the requested diagnostic modules to the interactive content execution device;
receive sets of performance measurements from the interactive content execution device, each said set of performance measurements corresponding to responses from a particular interactive content recipient to one or more diagnostic modules; and
in response to a particular set of received performance measurements associated with a particular interactive content recipient:
retrieving previously collected entity records associated with the particular interactive content recipient;
determining one or more subsequent diagnostic modules for the particular interactive content recipient, based on the particular set of received performance measurements and the previously collected entity records associated with the particular interactive content recipient; and
transmit the one or more subsequent diagnostic modules for the particular interactive content recipient, to the interactive content execution device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,021

COMMUNICATION METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication method comprising:first determining at which a first node included in a first layer determines whether there has occurred a failure in a sink node included in a second layer subordinate to the first layer wherein the first node serves as a sink node in the first layer which directly performs wireless communication with second nodes included in the second layer;
requesting at which the first node requests the second nodes to collect information of third nodes included in a third layer subordinate to the second layer when the first node has determined that there has occurred a failure in the sink node, the information including measured quality of communications with the third nodes; and
second determining at which the first node determines a fourth node from among the second nodes serving as a substitute for the failed sink node, the fourth node being determined from the information as being capable of communicating with a sink node included in the third layer and having quality of communications with the sink node being equal to or greater than a threshold value, the fourth node directly performing wireless communication with the third nodes, and
determines, when the forth node does not exist, a fifth node from among the second nodes serving as a substitute for the failed sink node, the fifth node being determined from the information as having a number of communicable third nodes therewith being not less than the number other second nodes have and having quality of communications with the communicable third nodes being equal to or greater than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,172,020

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORKING AND WIRELESSLY ROUTING COMMUNICATIONS

Common Networks, Inc., S...

1. A system that routes Internet communications data within a mesh network of radio communication devices, the system comprising:a plurality of networked radio communication devices defining a mesh radio network;
one or more Internet sources being operably connected to one or more of the plurality of networked radio communication devices, wherein two or more subsets of the plurality of networked radio communication devices are installed at or near disparate structures;
a remote central routing computing server that controls Internet communications data routing involving the plurality of networked radio communication devices, wherein controlling Internet communications data routing includes:
[i] identifying operational attributes of the mesh radio network;
[ii] identifying an Internet communication request originating from at least one of the plurality of network communication devices or identifying an Internet communication response originating from the one or more Internet sources;
[iii] generating an Internet communication routing table for the mesh radio network;
[iv] transmitting the Internet communication routing table to the mesh radio network; and
[v] in response to identifying the Internet communication requests, identifying an optimal communications routing path for the Internet communication request or the Internet communication response based on the Internet communication routing table;wherein:identifying operational attributes of the mesh radio network includes collecting operational attributes of the mesh radio network in one of an active mode and a passive mode,
the passive mode includes acquiring operational attributes data as the one or more of the plurality of networked radio communication devices provide operational attributes data to the central routing server, and
the active mode includes acquiring operational attributes of the mesh radio network based on applying test loads during a test period to the mesh radio network and collecting operational attributes of the mesh network during the test period.

US Pat. No. 10,172,019

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless local area network (WLAN) comprising:receiving, by a first station (STA) which is associated with at least two different STAs including a second STA and a third STA, a first Clear to Send (CTS) frame from the second STA, wherein the first CTS frame does not indicate the first STA;
setting, by the first STA, a network allocation vector (NAV) period based on the first CTS frame;
determining, by the first STA, whether the first STA has pending downlink data for the third STA during the NAV period;
if the first STA has pending downlink data for the third STA during the NAV period, transmitting, by the first STA, a first Request to Send (RTS) frame to the third STA within the NAV period, wherein transmission power of the first RTS frame is determined based on the first CTS frame;
determining, by the first STA, whether a second RTS frame is received from the third STA during the NAV period, wherein the second RTS frame indicates the first STA; and
if the second RTS frame is received from the third STA during the NAV period, transmitting, by the first STA, a second CTS frame to the third STA during the NAV period, wherein transmission power of the second CTS frame is determined based on the first CTS frame.

US Pat. No. 10,172,017

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING CELL IDENTIFIER VALUES AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING ASSIGNMENT OF CELL IDENTIFIER VALUES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of assigning cell identifier values for cells within a border area in a communication network, the method comprising the steps of:selecting an identified frequency for identifying the border area in the communication network;
selecting a first managed cell set in the border area, wherein the first managed cell set is one of at least two managed cell sets within the border area that comprises the first managed cell set and at least one other managed cell set, and wherein each of the at least two managed cell sets is managed by a different one of at least two Operation Support Systems;
obtaining a set of candidate cell identifier values of each respective one of the at least one other managed cell set, wherein for each obtained set of candidate cell identifier values, each of the candidate cell identifier values in the obtained set is a cell identifier value that is available for assignment to a cell associated with the respective one of the at least one other managed cell set without conflicting with any cell identifiers assigned to border area cells of the at least one other managed cell set, wherein a cell identifier value is in conflict with another cell identifier value if the cell identifier value is the same as the cell identifier value of a neighboring cell or is the same as the cell identifier value of a cell that is neighboring the neighboring cell;
identifying as suitable cell identifier values for the first managed cell set, cell identifier values that are common among the sets of candidate cell identifier values for the at least one other managed cell set;
assigning a set of the suitable cell identifier values to the first managed cell set by providing the set of suitable cell identifier values to the Operation Support System that manages the first managed cell set;
updating the set of candidate cell identifier values based on the assigned set of suitable cell identifier values; and
selecting another one of the at least two managed cell sets within the border area and repeating the steps of the method until all of the managed cell sets within the border area have cell identifier values assigned.

US Pat. No. 10,172,016

GENERATION OF ACCESS POINT CONFIGURATION CHANGE BASED ON A GENERATED COVERAGE MONITOR

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

13. A method comprising:determining that a change to a wireless network configuration should be determined when a number of misusage events within a predetermined time interval is a predetermined range of acceptable misusage events, the number of misusage events calculated based on a historical information collected from a wireless access point (WAP) in an network;
generating at least one coverage monitor based on the historical information, the coverage monitor specifying at least one coverage parameter for an associated region on a site model; and
determining the change to the wireless network configuration by:
adjusting iteratively at least one WAP setting value for a set of (WAP) objects, starting from an initial WAP configuration for the set of WAP objects, to generate at least one first trial WAP configuration, if a coverage prediction for the initial WAP configuration fails to satisfy at least one coverage parameter of at least one of the coverage monitors;
adjusting iteratively at least one WAP position value for the set of WAP objects, starting from a selected first trial WAP configuration, to generate at least one second trial WAP configuration if, for each first trial WAP configuration, a respective first coverage prediction fails to satisfy at least one coverage parameter of at least one of the coverage monitors;
altering by one a number of WAP objects in the set of WAP objects to generate another set of WAP objects if, for each second trial WAP configuration, a respective second coverage prediction fails to satisfy at least one coverage parameter of at least one of the coverage monitors; providing the change to the wireless network configuration including the alteration of the number of WAP objects to a display device; and
modifying the wireless network configuration based on the change, upon receipt of a user authorization of the alteration.

US Pat. No. 10,172,015

CHANNEL DEPENDENT COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES IN LTE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a first portion of data on a first channel, the first portion of data sent using a first coverage enhancement technique of repetition over different subframes, repetition within a subframe, or power boosting;
receiving a second portion of data on a second channel using a second coverage enhancement technique different from the first coverage enhancement technique, wherein the second channel is different from the first channel;
decoding the first portion of data based at least in part on the first coverage enhancement technique; and
decoding the second portion of data based at least in part on the second coverage enhancement technique.

US Pat. No. 10,172,014

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING SELECTION OF RADIO CHANNEL FREQUENCY AND ADAPTIVE CLEAR CHANNEL ASSESSMENT THRESHOLD FOR WLAN ACCESS POINTS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system comprising:at least one wireless adapter for communicating on a plurality of radio channel frequencies within a shared communication frequency band, the at least one wireless adapter operating as part of a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP) in a wireless neighborhood an unlicensed small cell wireless wide area network (WWAN) base station;
an application processor of the WLAN AP executing code instructions of a dynamic radio configuration optimization system to select an optimal radio channel frequency by determining a weighted potential interference between each of a plurality of wireless links operating on the plurality of radio channel frequencies at a location weighted based on path loss distance among access points and based on a spatial-temporal radio frequency profile for the plurality of wireless links determined from crowd-sourced Quality of Service (QoS) metrics provided from previous wireless communication devices operating in the wireless neighborhood; and
the application processor to have the wireless adapter operate on the optimal radio channel frequency with a client device at the location,
wherein the determination of weighted potential interference between the plurality of wireless links operating on the plurality of radio channel frequencies within the shared communication frequency band will determine selection of the optimal radio channel frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,172,013

BASE STATION CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS USING UNLICENSED FREQUENCY BAND

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A base station controlling apparatus for a wireless communication system containing a small cell, the base station controlling apparatus comprising:a memory; and
circuitry configured to
determine an estimated upper limit for the number of small cells using an unlicensed frequency band in a target area according to available unlicensed frequency band resources and an estimated traffic in the target area; and
control one or more small cells to operate or stop operating in the unlicensed frequency band based on the estimated upper limit for the number, such that the number of the small cells operating in the unlicensed frequency band is not greater than the estimated upper limit for the number.

US Pat. No. 10,172,012

APPARATUS AND METHOD THAT NOTIFY FREQUENCY USAGE CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH DISCOVERY SIGNAL

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to
acquire information indicating a result of detection of a communication node managed by a second frequency usage control system;
notify the second frequency usage control system of first sharable information generated from first frequency usage information related to a first communication node managed by a first frequency usage control system;
notify the second frequency usage control system of a discovery signal based on a request signal from the first frequency usage control system; and
notify the first frequency usage control system of information indicating a result of detection of a neighboring node around the first communication node, which is detected by the second frequency usage control system, wherein
the first sharable information is held by a first database included in the first frequency usage control system.

US Pat. No. 10,172,011

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL CHANNEL DETERMINATION AND DETECTION IN AN OPPORTUNISTIC WIRELESS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory in communication with the processor, the processor configured to:
send, by a first device, a request for a whitespace map, the whitespace map including a list of whitespace frequency channels available for use within a particular geographical area;
receive the whitespace map by the first device;
using, by the first device, a probability algorithm for determining a control channel map from the whitespace map, wherein the probability algorithm selects a subset of the whitespace frequency channels to form a list of potential control channel frequencies based on the whitespace frequency channels that appear most frequently in a predetermined sampling interval; and
arranging the list of control channel frequencies of the control channel map in descending order of probability value associated with each control channel frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,172,008

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DECOUPLING AND EXPOSING COMPUTING DEVICE ORIGINATED LOCATION INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer usable storage medium having readable program code embodied in the non-transitory computer usable storage medium, wherein the non-transitory computer usable storage medium stores the program code, and the computer program product includes at least one component operable to cause a computing device to:determine location information of a remote user outside a carrier network;
secure the location information of the remote user;
insert the secure location information into a message;
determine whether a content provider is on a white-list representing where secure information can be sent;
forward the message to the content provider on the white-list;
generate and provide a decryption key to the content provider to decrypt the message;
receive cached location information of the remote user from the remote user;
scramble the cached location information in a header of a HTTP request; and
bundle service subscription information and an authorization key in the HTTP request header with the cached location information.