US Pat. No. 10,337,055

METHOD FOR ANALYZING SNPS OF MITOCHONDRIAL DNA USING PNA PROBES AND MELTING CURVE ANALYSIS

1. A method for analyzing SNPs of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), comprising:(a) hybridizing mtDNA of a subject's sample with PNA probes of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 9 that hybridize to the HV 1 region of the mtDNA or PNA probes of SEQ ID NOs: 10 to 16 that hybridize to the HV 2 region of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), wherein each of said PNA probes is labeled with a reporter and a quencher;
(b) obtaining a melting curve by melting the hybridized products while changing the temperature; and
(c) determining SNPs in the mtDNA by a melting curve analysis of said melting curve.

US Pat. No. 10,336,848

SURFACTANT-COMPATIBLE STAR MACROMOLECULES

Pilot Polymer Technologie...

1. A surfactant-system thickening macromolecule is represented by Formula B:
wherein:
Core represents a crosslinked polymeric segment;
P1 independently represents the hydrophilic polymeric segment of the at least first polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophilic monomers;
P2 independently represents the further segment of the at least second polymeric arm comprised of at least one monomeric residue of a polymerized surfactant-system thickening monomer comprising a C6 or greater alkyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkenyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkyl alkyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkenyl alkyl acrylate; C6 or greater alkyl acrylamide; C6 or greater alkenyl acrylamide; C6 or greater alkyl alkyl acrylamide; C6 or greater alkenyl alkyl acrylamide; C2 or greater alkyl vinyl ether; C2 or greater alkenyl vinyl ether; C1 or greater alkyl allyl ether; or C1 or greater alkenyl allyl ether;
P3 independently represents the hydrophilic polymeric segment of the at least second polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophilic monomers;
P4 independently represents the hydrophobic polymeric segment of the at least third polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophobic monomers;
P5 independently represents the hydrophilic polymeric segment of the at least third polymeric arm comprised of monomeric residues of polymerized hydrophilic monomers;
q1 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P1 and has a value in the range of between 5 to 2000;
q2 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P2 and has a value in the range of between 1 to 500;
q3 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P3 and has a value in the range of between 10 to 5000;
q4 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P4 and has a value in the range of between 1 to 500;
q5 independently represents the number of monomeric residues in P5 and has a value in the range of between 10 to 5000;
r independently represents the number of the at least first polymeric arms covalently attached to the Core and has a value in the range of between 1 to 1000;
s independently represents the number of the at least second polymeric arms covalently attached to the Core and has a value in the range of between 1 to 1000; and
t independently represents the number of the at least third polymeric arms covalently attached to the Core and has a value in the range of between 1 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,336,829

INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY COMPOUNDS

Sorrento Therapeutics, In...

1. A compound having the Formula I:wherein,each Ba is independently selected from adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T);
X is O or S;
each R1 is independently selected from hydrogen and (C1-C6)alkyl substituted with a fluorophore;
q is an integer from 12 to 35;
r is an integer from 1 to 10;
t is an integer from 1 to 10;
L is —CH2—R2—*;
R2 is —(C1-C6)alkyl substituted with 1 or 2 groups selected from —C(?O)NRa, —NRaC(?O)Rb, —NRaC(?O)Rd, ?NORe, —NRa, —NRaRb, —ORb, —S(O)kRb, —NRaS(O)2Rb, —S(O)2NRaRb, —S(O)2NRa, —C(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)Rb, —C(?O)NRaRb, —NRaC(?O)Rb, —NRaC(?O)ORb, —OC(?O)NRaRb, phenyl, —OC(?O)NRa, —NRaC(?O)NRaRb, —NRaC(?O)NRa, —NRa(C?S)NRaRb, —NRa(C?S)NRa, and —C(?O)Rb;
k is 0, 1, or 2;
each Ra is independently hydrogen or (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with Rf;
each Rb is independently (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with Rf or —C(?O)Rf;
Rd is —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]vC(?O)NH;
Re is —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]pC(?O);
each Rf is independently
wherein the wavy bond indicates the point of attachment to the (C1-C6)alkyl defined by Ra, or the (C1-C6)alkyl or carbonyl each defined by Rb;Rg is (C1-C6)alkyl or —[(C1-C6)alkyl-O—(C1-C6)alkyl]wC(?O)NH;
ring A is
wherein the dashed bonds indicate the points of attachment to the triazolyl of Rf, and the wavy bond indicates the point of attachment to the (C1-C6)alkyl defined by Ra, or the (C1-C6)alkyl or carbonyl each defined by Rb;p is an integer from 1 to 10;
v is an integer from 1 to 10;
w is an integer from 2 to 12;
* indicates the point of attachment to AT; and
AT is an antibody.

US Pat. No. 10,336,753

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF APIXABAN AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

Unichem Laboratories Limi...

1. A process for preparation of lactam compound of formula (18) comprising steps of;a. reacting amino-morpholine compound of formula (17) with compound of formula (22) in presence of inorganic base or aqueous solution of inorganic base or absence of any base optionally in presence of phase transfer catalyst to obtain amide-compound of formula (23), wherein X is leaving group;
b. optionally isolating the amide-compound of formula (23); and
c. cyclizing amide-compound of formula (23) in presence of inorganic base or aqueous solution of inorganic base optionally in presence of phase transfer catalyst to obtain a lactam compound of formula (18).

US Pat. No. 10,336,752

TYK2 INHIBITORS, USES, AND METHODS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

Nimbus Lakshmi, Inc., Ca...

3. The mesylate salt of the compound of claim 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,734

INHIBITORS OF ACK1/TNK2 TYROSINE KINASE

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Cen...

1. A compound having Formula III:
wherein
n is 1, 2, or 3;
and
R1 is cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, furanyl, pyrrolidinyl, oxanyl, phenyl, or pyrimidinyl, any of which are unsubstituted or substituted with Cl, Br, F, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 alkoxyl;
R2? is H, Cl, Br, F, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,717

INHIBITORS OF BETA-SECRETASE

Vitae Pharmaceuticals, LL...

1. A compound represented by the following Structural Formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
ring Het is a 5 membered monocyclic heterocycle;
X is —C(R3R4)—;
each R0 is independent selected from —H, ?O, ?S, ?NR15, (C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, —CN, —NO2,
halogen, —OR5, —NR6R7, —S(O)iR5, —S(O)iNR12R13, —NR11S(O)iR5, —C(?O)OR5, —OC(?O)O R5, —C(?S)OR5, —O(C?S)R5, —C(?O)NR12R13, —NR11C(?O)R5, —C(?S)NR12R13, —NR11C(?S)R5, —NR1(C?O)OR5, —O(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?S)OR5, —O(C?S)NR12R13, —NR11(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?S)NR12R13, —C(?S)R5, —C(?O)R5, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl, heteroaryl or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl, each of the (C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl, heteroaryl or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl group represented by R0 is optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of -halogen, —CN, (C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halo(C1-C3)alkoxy, (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl, aryl,
heteroaryl, —NR6R7, —NR11S(O)iR5, —C(?O)NR12R13, —NR11C(?O)R5, —S(O)iR5, —S(O)iNR12R13, —OR5, —C(?O)R5, —C(?S)NR12R13, —NR11C(?S)R5, —C(O)OR5, —OC(?O)OR5, —C(?S) OR5, —O(C?S)R5, —O(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?O)OR5, —NR11(C?S)OR5, —O(C?S)NR12R13 , —NR11(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?S)NR12R13 and —C(?S)R5, wherein the cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl groups in the substituents on the groups represented by R0 are each optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from halogen, —CN, (C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halo(C1-C3)alkoxy and (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl;
R1 is —H or —C(?O)(C1-C3)alkyl;
R2 is —H, halogen, —CN, —OR5, —C(?O)NR12R13, —C(?O)OR5, —C(O)R5, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C4-C6)cycloalkenyl, phenyl, phenyl(C1-C3)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C5-C6)heterocycloalkyl, (C5-C6)heterocycloalky(C1-C3)alkyl, wherein the heteroaryl is selected from pyridyl, pyridazinyl, pyridinonyl, pyridazinonyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, oxadiazolyl, pyrazinyl, pyrimidyl, indolyl, quinolyl, quinoxalinyl, triazole and thiophenyl, the heterocycloalkyl is selected from oxetanyl, tretrahydrafuran, tetrapyran, piperidine, pyrrolidinyl and pyrrolidinonyl, and each of (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C4-C6)cycloalkenyl, phenyl, phenyl(C1-C3)alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C5-C6)heterocycloalkyl and (C5-C6)heterocycloalky(C1-C3)alkyl groups represented by R2 is optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents independently selected from halogen, —CN, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo(C1-C3)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, —NR6R7, —S(O)iR5, —C(O)R5, —OH, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy and halo(C1-C3)alkoxy;
R3 and R4 are each
independently —H, -halogen, —CN, —NO2, —OR5, —NR6R7, —S(O)iR5, —NR11S(O)iR5, —S(O)iN R12R13, —C(?O)OR5, —OC(?O)OR5, —C(?S)OR5, —O(C?S)R5, —C(?O)NR12R13, —NR11C(?O)R5, —C(?S)NR12R13, —NR11C(?S)R5, —NR11(C?O)OR5, —O(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?S)O R5, —O(C?S)NR12R13, —NR11(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?S)NR12R13, —C(?S)R5, —C(?O)R5, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl(C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl(C2-C6)alkynyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl, aryl(C2-C6)alkynyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkynyl, wherein each (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C8)cycloalkyl(C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl(C2-C6)alkynyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl, aryl(C2-C6)alkynyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkynyl represented by R3 and R4 is optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of
halogen, —OR5, —NR6R7, —S(O)iR5, —NR11S(O)iR5, —S(O)iNR12R13, —C(?O)OR5, —OC(?O)O R5, —C(?S)OR5, —O(C?S)R5, —C(?O)NR12R13, —NR11C(?O)R5, —C(?S)NR12R13, —NR11C(?S)R5, —NR11(C?O)OR5, —O(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?S)OR5, —O(C?S)NR12R13, —NR11(C?O)NR12R13, —NR11(C?S)NR12R13, —C(?S)R5, —C(?O)R5, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkylsulfonylaminoalkyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, cyano(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkylcarbonylamino(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halo(C1-C3)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C5)cycloalkyl, (C3-C9)heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl, wherein the cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl groups in the substituents on the groups represented by R3 and R4 are each optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from halogen, —CN, (C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halo(C1-C3)alkoxy and (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of —H, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo(C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, phenyl and phenyl(C1-C3)alkyl, wherein the phenyl group in the groups represented by R5 is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from ——F, —Cl, —Br, —CN, ?O, —NR6R7, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo(C1-C3)alkyl and (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkyl;
R6 is —H or (C1-C3)alkyl;
R7 is —H, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl or (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkyl;
R8 and R9 together with the carbon to which they are attached, form

R11 is —H or (C1-C3)alkyl;
R12 is —H or (C1-C3)alkyl; and
R13 is —H, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl or (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkyl, or R12 and R13 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached forms a pyrrolidine or piperidine ring;
R14 is —H, —OR5, —NR6R7, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C5)heterocycloalkyl, (C3-C5)heterocycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, heteroaryl, phenyl, phenyl(C1-C3)alkyl and heteroaryl(C1-C3)alkyl, wherein the heteroaryl is selected from pyridyl, pyridazinyl, pyridinonyl, pyridazinonyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, oxadiazolyl, pyrazinyl, pyrimidyl, indolyl, quinolyl, quinoxalinyl and thiophenyl and triazolyl, the (C3-C5)heterocycloalkyl is selected from oxetanyl, tetrahydrofuran, tetrahydropyran, piperidinyl and pyrrolidinyl, and each of the (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, (C3-C5)heterocycloalkyl, (C3-C5)heterocycloalkyl(C1-C3)alkyl, heteroaryl, phenyl, phenyl(C1-C3)alkyl and heteroaryl(C1-C3)alkyl groups represented by R14 is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from halogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, —NR6R7, —S(O)iR5, —NR11SO2R5, —OH, —COOR5, —C(?O)R5, —C(?O)NR12R13 and thiazolyl;
R15 is —H or (C1-C6)alkyl optionally substituted with 1 to 5 —F;
R19 and R20 are each independently selected from —H,
halogen, —CN, —OR5, —NR6R7, —S(O)iR5, —NR11S(?O)iR5, —C(?O)OR5, —C(?O)NR12R13, —NR11C(?O)R5, —C(?S)NR12R13, —C(?O)R5, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl, heteroaryl and heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl, wherein each of the (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, aryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl, heteroaryl and heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl groups represented by R19 and R20 is optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, —OH, —NR11SO2(C1-C3)alkyl, —NR11C(?O)—(C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halo(C1-C3)alkoxy and (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl;
i is 0, 1 or 2;
p is 1, 2 3 or 4; and
q is 1, 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,336,651

COATED ARTICLE WITH IR REFLECTING LAYER(S) AND SILICON ZIRCONIUM OXYNITRIDE LAYER(S) AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, Aub...

1. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising moving away from the glass substrate:a dielectric layer comprising zirconium silicon oxynitride;
a first layer comprising zinc stannate;
a first layer comprising zinc oxide located over and directly contacting the layer comprising zinc stannate;
a first infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising silver located on the substrate over and directly contacting the first layer comprising zinc oxide; and
a contact layer comprising metal oxide located over and directly contacting the first IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
a second layer comprising zinc stannate on the glass substrate over at least the first IR reflecting layer and the contact layer;
a second layer comprising zinc oxide located over at least the second layer comprising zinc stannate;
a second IR reflecting layer comprising silver located over at least the first IR reflecting layer, the first and second layers comprising zinc stannate, and the first and second layers comprising zinc oxide;
another dielectric layer over at least the second IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
wherein the coating contains two silver based IR reflecting layers;
wherein the second IR reflecting layer comprising silver is at least 10 angstroms (?) thicker than the first IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
wherein the dielectric layer comprising zirconium silicon oxynitride is at least 10 angstroms (?) thicker than the first layer comprising zinc stannate; and
wherein the second layer comprising zinc stannate is at least 20 angstroms (?) thicker than the dielectric layer comprising zirconium silicon oxynitride.

US Pat. No. 10,336,627

INFUSION APPARATUS

Helen of Troy Limited, S...

1. A water filter and infusion apparatus comprising:a housing including a reservoir;
an unfiltered water pour tray disposed at least partially within the housing, the unfiltered water pour tray having a bottom wall and an opening disposed through the bottom wall;
a filter cartridge, a portion of which extends partially through the opening and below the bottom wall of the pour tray; and
an infuser having an infuser reservoir, a plurality of apertures disposed within the infuser, and a connector removably connecting the infuser to the filter cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,336,625

ALUMINA SINTERED BODY AND BASE SUBSTRATE FOR OPTICAL DEVICE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. An alumina sintered body comprising:a surface having a degree of c-plane orientation of 5% or more, the degree of c-plane orientation being determined by a Lotgering method using an X-ray diffraction profile obtained through X-ray irradiation at 2?=20° to 70°,
wherein the alumina sintered body contains Mg and F, a Mg/F mass ratio is 0.05 to 3500, and a Mg content is 30 to 3500 ppm by mass,
the alumina sintered body has a crystal grain size of 15 to 200 ?m,
when a field of view of 370.0 ?m long×372.0 ?m wide is photographed with a 1000-fold magnification and the photograph is visually observed, a number of pores having a diameter of 0.2 to 0.6 ?m is 250 or less, and
a volume fraction of the pores having a diameter of 0.2 to 0.6 ?m in the alumina sintered body is 130 ppm by volume or less.

US Pat. No. 10,336,608

METHODS FOR FABRICATING ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING SUBSTANTIALLY HERMETICALLY SEALED CAVITIES AND GETTER FILMS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A method for fabricating an electronic device, the method comprising:activating a getter film that is in fluid communication with a substantially hermetically sealed cavity in an electronic device body structure of the electronic device to form an activated getter film; and
determining a resistance of the activated getter film.

US Pat. No. 10,336,529

POLYOLEFIN PACKING CONTAINER

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A polyolefin packing container having on the inner surface thereof an olefin resin layer that contains an ethylenebisfatty acid amide, wherein said ethylenebisfatty acid amide is bleeding in said inner surface in an amount of 12.5 to 200 mg/m2;wherein said ethylenebisfatty acid amide exhibits a plurality of endothermic peaks in a region of 40 to 130° C. on a heating-up profile (differential thermal curve) as measured by a differential scanning calorimetry;
wherein said ethylenebisfatty acid amide is partly ethylenebisoleic acid amide, and the rest is a compound represented by the following formula (1),
R1—CONH—CH2—CH2—NHCO—R2  (1)
wherein R1 and R2 may be the same or different, and are unsaturated or saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon groups having 14 to 22 carbon atoms, and either R1 or R2 in the above formula (1) is a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group; and
wherein at least 3% of said ethylenebisfatty acid amide is said half-saturated bisamide on condition that not less than 55% of said ethylenebisfatty acid amide is the ethylenebisoleic acid amide as measured by a liquid chromatography.

US Pat. No. 10,336,516

CHILDPROOF SAFETY CAP AND ASSOCIATED CONTAINER FOR LIQUID OR PASTY SUBSTANCES

AERO PUMP GMBH, (DE)

1. A child-resistant protective screw-cap with cap cover, side wallings and opening, operable to be screwed onto an associated threaded neck of a container or bottle for liquid or pasty media, said screw-cap forming a closure for an application system mounted onto said threaded neck and forming a mouth at a top for pumping of said liquid or pasty media out of the container or bottle, wherein the protective screw-cap is unscrewable only upon simultaneous depressing and thus releasing of a lock on the thread of the neck of the container or bottle, the protective screw-cap comprising:two mutually opposing separate bead-like threads on an inner lower side of the side wallings, each of said threads with a widened end region, so that a stop face is formed on each of the widened end regions, wherein upon screwing the protective screw-cap on, the stop faces on the two mutually opposing bead-like threads are operable to catch behind two mutually opposing undercuts on groove-like threads on the neck of the container or bottle so the protective screw-cap is locked symmetrically on to opposite positions of circumference of the neck of the container or bottle, and the stop faces are removable out of the undercuts only by pressing the protective screw-cap toward the container or the bottle under elastic deformation of the side wallings of the protective screw-cap opening at the neck, which for this purpose forms a downwardly flaring slide-off surface, and hereinafter in an unlocked position of the stop faces the protective screw-cap is unscrewable upon simultaneous rotation, and on an inner side of the cap cover a sleeve is formed which extends away from the cap cover concentrically to the protective screw-cap, said sleeve is fittable over the mouth of the application system mounted onto said threaded neck of the container or bottle so that an evaporation protection is formed and, upon unscrewing, the protective screw-cap is rotatable with said sleeve around said mouth whereby a definite rotational axis is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,336,497

CORE TRAY

Prospectors IP Holdings P...

1. A core tray comprising:a body including four sides;
more than one flat-bottomed core sample channel formed in the body shaped to retain at least one core sample;
a top edge formed on an upper peripheral boundary of said body;
a base comprising a substantially flat surface formed on an underside of said body, said substantially flat surface enabling the core tray to be slid across a surface;
a bottom lip extending downwards from a portion of said top edge; and
a plurality of handles integral to said bottom lip and arranged on all four sides of the core tray body;
wherein said flat-bottomed core sample channels further comprise at least a first and a second guiding rib extending longitudinally along, spaced laterally across and upwardly protruding into said flat-bottomed core sample channels;
said first and second guiding ribs being spaced apart from one another; and
said first and second guiding ribs are of different sizes and arranged to inhibit movement, relative to the core tray, of an object supported upon said first and second guiding ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,336,491

PACKAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS

MSK-VERPACKUNGS-SYSTEME G...

1. An apparatus for wrapping a stack of objects having, relative to a horizontal and longitudinal travel direction, first and second transversely spaced and vertical side faces extending parallel to the direction, a vertical front face transversely bridging front ends of the side faces, a vertical rear face transversely bridging rear ends of the side faces, and a horizontal top face extending between upper ends of the front, rear and side faces, the apparatus comprising:at least one conveyor for advancing the stack in the horizontal and longitudinal travel direction;
means for wrapping a film wrapper around the stack such that respective first side, second side, front, and rear film sections of the film wrapper extend upward from the respective faces past the top face;
a first welder for welding ends of the film wrapper at one of the faces of the stack;
a fold-over device having first and second pairs of transversely spaced, parallel, and upright film-guide plates all extending parallel to the travel direction, the plates of each pair being transversely fixed to each other and jointly transversely movable from an outer position above the respective side face and with the first pair of guide plates confronting the second pair of guide plates perpendicular to the direction into an inner position with the two pairs of plates closely juxtaposed centrally above the stack, the two pairs of plates being so oriented that in the outer position the first and second side film sections project up from the respective first and second side faces of the stack past the top face and are received between the guide plates of the respective first and second pairs, the first and second pairs of plates being movable transversely of the direction toward one another from the outer position for pulling the respective first and second side film sections from between the respective plates and laying the first and second side film sections onto the top face of the stack;
respective first and second fold-over members on the first and second pairs of film-guide plates and movable in the travel direction from downstream of the rear face to fold the rear film section over onto the top face of the stack; and
a second welder for welding the folded-over film sections onto the top face of the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,336,489

PACKAGING MACHINE

AUTOMATED PACKAGING SYSTE...

1. An apparatus for making packages, comprising:an indexing mechanism configured to receive a web of connected bags;
a blower configured to blow air into an opening of a bag;
an engagement device, the engagement device comprising:
a first pair of grippers for gripping a first ply of the bag;
a second pair of grippers for gripping the first ply of the bag, wherein the second pair of grippers are spaced apart from the first pair of grippers;
a third pair of grippers for gripping a first side edge of the bag;
a fourth pair of grippers for gripping a second side edge of the bag, wherein the third pair of grippers and fourth pair of grippers are movable relative to each other;
wherein movement of the third and fourth pair of grippers toward each other when each of the pairs of grippers is gripping the bag causes the first and second side edges of the bag to move toward each other to form the opening of the bag into a rectangular opening;
a sealing member configured to seal the opening of the bag.

US Pat. No. 10,336,305

ASPIRATORS FOR PRODUCING VACUUM USING THE VENTURI EFFECT

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A Venturi device for producing vacuum from fluids in an engine system comprising:a body defining a Venturi gap separating apart an outlet end of a converging motive section and an inlet end of a diverging discharge section by a lineal distance, wherein the converging motive section defines an inner passageway that tapers as a hyperbolic function from a circular-shaped motive inlet to an elliptical- or polygonal-shaped motive outlet and the diverging discharge section gradually, continuously tapers toward the Venturi gap; and
a suction port in fluid communication with the Venturi gap;
wherein the diverging discharge section defines an elliptical- or polygonal-shaped discharge inlet;
wherein the hyperbolic function provides flow lines at the motive outlet end being parallel to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,336,299

BRUSHLESS WIPER MOTOR

Mitsuba Corporation, Kir...

1. A brushless wiper motor which swings a wiper, comprising:a housing which rotatably supporting an output shaft;
a motor housing unit attached to the housing;
a stator housed in the motor housing unit;
a rotor disposed inside the stator, the rotor rotating the output shaft; and
a pressing claw formed on an outer periphery of the stator, the pressing claw being pressed against an inner periphery of the motor housing unit to fix the stator to the motor housing unit, a tip end portion of the pressing claw being provided with a press-fitting projection projecting in an outward direction of the stator, wherein
a base end portion of the pressing claw is connected to the outer periphery of the stator,
a tip end portion of the pressing claw serves as a free end and is directed in a circumferential direction of the stator,
the stator is press-fitted in the housing with the press-fitting projection pressed against an inner face of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,336,241

SCREW-DRIVING BIDIRECTIONAL ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM FOR ADJUSTING RELATIVE POSITION OF HIGH AND LOW BEAM SHAPES OF AUTOMOBILE LAMP

SHANGHAI KOITO AUTOMOTIVE...

1. A screw-driving bidirectional adjustment mechanism for adjusting the relative position of the high and low beam shapes of an automobile lamp, said bidirectional adjustment mechanism comprising:an open box-shaped sliding groove (8) fixedly connected with a low beam assembly unit (9) and a high beam assembly unit (10) which is rotationally fitted with the low beam assembly unit (9), has one end capable of being moved through a shift lever (7), and is connected to a sliding block assembly,
characterized in that,
the open box-shaped sliding groove (8) is internally provided with a sliding block assembly which is capable of respectively sliding in the open box-shaped sliding groove (8) in the directions vertical to each other;
the sliding block assembly comprises:
a sliding block (1) formed with a cavity therein,
and a gear (2) disposed in the cavity;
an upper edge in the inner cavity of the sliding block (1) is formed with a rack structure (1a) meshed with the gear (2);
a through-hole for bearing a shift lever head (7a) of a high beam assembly (10) is formed at the middle portion of the gear (2); the gear (2) is capable of rolling in a length direction of the rack structure (1a), in the cavity of the sliding block (1) along the rack structure (1a);
on the other side, meshed with the rack structure (1a) of the gear (2), the gear (2) is meshed with an adjusting screw (3) which is disposed along the length direction of the rack structure (1a);
the adjusting screw (3) is capable of rotating along the axial direction thereof;
in this way, by such meshing relationship, by rotating the adjusting screw (3) forward or backward, the gear (2) is capable of being driven to roll along the rack structure (1a); meanwhile, when the shift lever head (7a) of a shift lever (7) which is embedded into the through-hole in the middle portion of the gear (2) and connects the high beam assembly (10) is shifted to move along the length direction of the rack structure (1a), the high beam assembly (10) is driven to swing around a pivot point (9a) along the horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,216

VEHICLE ACCESS SEATING

Autoadapt AB, Stenkullen...

1. A vehicle seating system comprising:a mounting assembly configured to be affixed to a motor vehicle internal seat position adjacent to a motor vehicle door, the mounting assembly comprising:
an adapter plate having a longitudinal axis A and defining a crush zone therein, the crush zone formed by removing material from the adapter plate proximate to a mount; and
a pair of first side edge guides, wherein each first side edge guide is mounted to a lateral side of the adapter plate;
wherein the axis A is static when the mounting assembly is mounted to a to motor vehicle internal seat position;
a first slide assembly coupled to the mounting assembly, wherein the first slide assembly is configured to move linearly relative to the adapter plate and parallel to the axis A, the slide assembly comprising:
an under-plate comprising a pair of first side edges, wherein each first side edge slidably engages one of the first side edge guides;
a rack mounted to the under-plate; and
a first slide assembly drive motor mounted to the under-plate and engaging the adapter plate to selectively move the first slide assembly in a linear motion parallel to the axis A;
a swivel assembly mounted to the first slide assembly, wherein the swivel assembly is configured to swivel relative to the first slide assembly, the swivel assembly comprising:
an over-plate;
a pair of second side edge guides, wherein each second side edge guide is mounted to a lateral side of the over-plate;
a swivel post mounted to the over-plate and rotatably engaging the first slide assembly; and
a swivel motor mounted to the over-plate, wherein the swivel motor comprises a pinion engaging the rack to selectively rotate the swivel assembly relative to the first slide assembly; and
a second slide assembly coupled to the swivel assembly, wherein the second slide assembly is configured to move linearly relative to the over-plate, the second slide assembly comprising:
a user seat unit comprising:
a seat pan having a longitudinal axis S;
a user seat cushion mounted to the seat pan; and
the seat pan comprising a pair of second side edges, wherein each second side edge slidably engages one of the second side edge guides;
wherein the axis S pivots when the swivel assembly rotates relative to the first slide assembly; and
a second slide assembly drive motor mounted to the over-plate and engaging the seat pan to selectively move the second slide assembly in a linear motion parallel to the axis S.

US Pat. No. 10,336,199

ARRANGEMENT OF AN INDUCTION COIL ON AN UNDERBODY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A vehicle underbody arrangement, comprising:an induction coil configured to inductively charge an energy accumulator, the induction coil being arranged on an underbody of a motor vehicle;
a covering element configured to at least partially cover the induction coil on a downward side in a vertical direction of the motor vehicle; and
an underbody protection element adjoining the induction coil, the underbody protection element being configured to protect at least one component other than the induction coil of the motor vehicle,
wherein at least a portion of the induction coil is disposed between the underbody protection element and the covering element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,147

SPRING GUIDE AND SUSPENSION DEVICE

KYB Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A spring guide that supports a coil spring via a rubber sheet, the coil spring elastically supporting a vehicle body, the rubber sheet being formed into an arc shape, the spring guide comprising:a mounting portion which is depressed, the rubber sheet being fitted to the mounting portion; and
a plurality of lock pieces standing at an outer periphery of the mounting portion, wherein
the mounting portion has an arc groove to which the rubber sheet is fitted,
the arc groove has a depth which deepens toward a center portion of the arc groove in a circumferential direction of the arc groove,
at least one of the plurality of the lock pieces is formed at an outer peripheral side of an end portion of the arc groove in the circumferential direction, the depth of the arc groove at the end portion being shallower than at the center portion, and
a height of the lock piece, which is disposed at the end portion of the arc groove in the circumferential direction, from a bottom surface of the arc groove is higher than a height of a sidewall of the arc groove from the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,144

TIRE ELECTRONICS SECURING STRUCTURES

Bridgestone Americas Tire...

1. An electronics package securing structure comprising:an annular hoop configured to abut an inner surface of a tire, wherein the annular hoop consists essentially of open-cell reticulated foam having a modulus between about 20-50 kPa, wherein the annular hoop includes an inflation chamber, wherein the annular hoop is flexible and extensible, wherein the annular hoop has a cross sectional area between about 0.4 and 47.0 cm2, wherein the annular hoop has a top surface defined by an outer diameter and a bottom surface defined by an inner diameter, wherein the top surface of the annular hoop includes a divot configured to receive an electronics package, and wherein the top surface of the annular hoop is configured to abut the inner surface of the tire across 30-90% of a tread width.

US Pat. No. 10,336,141

TIRE HAVING STATIC CHARGE DISSIPATION ELEMENT

BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE...

1. A tire tread, comprising:a road-contacting surface;
an inner component-contacting surface;
a splice surface comprising a radially outer edge and a radially inner edge;
at least one conductive element;
wherein the at least one conductive element extends from the splice surface to or past the radially outer edge;
wherein the at least one conductive element extends from the splice surface to or past the radially inner edge;
wherein each of the at least one conductive element is oriented in contact with the splice surface;
wherein each of the at least one conductive element is oriented substantially parallel to the splice surface;
wherein the at least one conductive element comprises a circumferential thickness of between about 0.015 mm and about 6.000 mm;
wherein the at least one conductive element extends along at least a portion of at least one of the road-contacting surface and the inner component-contacting surface; and
wherein the at least one conductive element covers an entire surface of the splice surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,008

METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION OF A DEVICE FOR GENERATIVE PRODUCTION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT

EOS GMBH ELECTRO OPTICAL ...

1. A method for automatically calibrating an apparatus for generatively producing a three-dimensional object, comprising:providing a construction zone, in which the object is to be constructed layer by layer by selective consolidation of a pulverulent material;
providing a control unit for controlling the apparatus,
providing an irradiation device for emitting electromagnetic radiation onto selective regions of an applied layer of the material, wherein the irradiation device comprises at least one first and at least one second scanner;
operating the irradiation device with the first scanner, irradiating a first scan zone in the construction zone, and the second scanner irradiating a second scan zone in the construction zone; and
irradiating the applied layer of the material or a target by means of the first scanner in order to produce a first test pattern in the material or the target;
irradiating the applied layer of the material or the target by means of the second scanner in order to produce a second test pattern in the material or the target;
detecting the first and second test patterns by means of a camera and assigning the first and second test patterns to the first and second scanners, respectively;
comparing the first and second test patterns with one another;
determining a relative deviation between the first test pattern and the second test pattern comprising at least a deviation of a lattice constant of the test patterns, a deviation of a position of the test patterns in a coordinate system, a deviation of an orientation of the test patterns in the coordinate system or a deviation of size of the test patterns; and
calibrating the first and/or the second scanner in such a way that the relative deviation between the first test pattern and the second test pattern falls below a predetermined setpoint value.

US Pat. No. 10,335,957

MAGNETICALLY ACTIVATED TOOL CHANGER

ATI Industrial Automation...

1. A robotic tool changer, comprising:a tool unit operative to connect to a robotic tool; and
a master unit operative to connect to a robotic arm, wherein the master unit includes:
a housing;
a piston disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to place the master unit in one of a coupled state and a decoupled state, wherein the coupled state is associated with the master unit being securely coupled to the tool unit and the decoupled state is associated with the master unit being decoupled from the tool unit;
wherein the master unit is operative to assume the coupled state in response to altering an orientation of magnetic fields, by circumferentially moving a first magnetic member at least partially about the piston axis between a first radial position and a second radial position, to provide a first magnetic force that moves the piston to the coupled state and holds it there; and
wherein the master unit is operative to assume the decoupled state in response to altering an orientation of the magnetic fields to provide a second magnetic force that moves the piston to the decoupled state;
a first magnetic member projecting a plurality of magnetic fields over different surface areas of the first magnetic member, the magnetic fields having a same orientation or at least two of the magnetic fields having opposite orientation, the first magnetic member operative to circumferentially move at least partially about the piston axis between a first radial position and a second radial position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,906

COMPRESSOR DIAGNOSTIC AND PROTECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Emerson Climate Technolog...

1. A system comprising:a compressor operable in a refrigeration circuit;
a first sensor detecting first data indicative of an operating condition of a high-pressure side of the refrigeration circuit;
a second sensor detecting second data indicative of an operating condition of a low-pressure side of the refrigeration circuit;
processing circuitry configured to: (i) receive the first data and the second data, (ii) determine a fault based on at least one of the first data and the second data, (iii) categorize the fault as one of a mild low-side fault, a severe low-side fault, a mild high-side fault, and a severe high-side fault based on the first data and the second data, (iv) operate the compressor in a limp-along mode by at least one of restricting power to the compressor and reducing a capacity of the compressor in response to categorizing the fault as one of the mild high-side fault and the mild low-side fault, and (v) shutting down the compressor in response to categorizing the fault as one of the severe high-side fault and the severe low-side fault.

US Pat. No. 10,335,836

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE

SEMES CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. A method for treating a substrate with a treatment liquid, wherein the substrate is treated while a supply location at which the treatment liquid is supplied onto the substrate that is rotated is moved in an outward direction from a central area of the substrate towards a peripheral area of the substrate or in an inward direction from a peripheral area of the substrate towards a central area of the substrate a plurality of times to form a plurality of outward and inward movements of the supply location, and wherein movement distances of the plurality of outward and inward movements of the supply location become shorter as a number of the outward and inward movements of the supply location increases.

US Pat. No. 10,335,669

SELF-BALANCING BOARD WITH PRIMARY WHEEL AND DISTAL AUXILIARY WHEEL

Koofy Innovation Limited,...

1. A self-balancing board, comprising:a primary wheel assembly, comprising:
a primary wheel; and
a motor driving the primary wheel;
a platform secured to the primary wheel assembly and having a foot deck;
at least one sensor sensing the orientation of the platform;
a controller receiving data from the at least one sensor and controlling the motor in response to the received data; and
a first auxiliary wheel assembly coupled to the platform distal the primary wheel assembly, the first auxiliary wheel assembly including a first auxiliary wheel that is elevated from contacting a flat surface upon which the primary wheel rests when the foot deck is parallel to the flat surface, and being engaged with the flat surface upon which the primary wheel rests when the foot deck is tilted by a selected angle, so as to cooperate with the primary wheel to support the self-balancing board on the flat surface without triggering braking by the controller on the primary wheel,
wherein the first auxiliary wheel overlaps at least a portion of the primary wheel in a lateral direction and extends laterally across a longitudinal centerline of the primary wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,335,528

TRANSCATHETER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE DELIVERY OF INTRACORPOREAL DEVICES

NUHEART AS, Bergen (NO)

1. A method for the transcatheter delivery of an intracorporeal device comprising:a step of establishing a device delivery pathway in a patient, wherein said device delivery pathway extends at least from an entry point into the patient to an exit point from the patient, and
a step of coupling the intracorporeal device to a delivery system, said delivery system being arranged and configured to extend, in use, at least to the entry point and to the exit point of the device delivery pathway,
wherein the delivery system comprises at least two delivery devices, each delivery device being coupled to an end of the intracorporeal device.

US Pat. No. 10,335,415

(ALPHA-SUBSTITUTED ARALKYLAMINO AND HETEROARYLALKYLAMINO) PYRIMIDINYL AND 1,3,5-TRIAZINYL BENZIMIDAZOLES, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, AND THEIR USE IN TREATING PROLIFERATIVE DISEASES

MEI PHARMA, INC., San Di...

1. A compound of Formula II:
or an enantiomer, a mixture of enantiomers, a mixture of two or more diastereomers, or an isotopic variant thereof; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or hydrate thereof; wherein:X, Y, and Z are each independently N;R1 and R2 are each independently (a) hydrogen, cyano, halo, or nitro;(b) C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-14 aryl, C7-15 aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl; or (c) —C(O)R1a, —C(O)OR1a, —C(O)NR1bR1c, —C(NR1a)NR1bR1c, —OR1a, —OC(O)R1a, —OC(O)OR1a, —OC(O)NR1bR1c, —OC(?NR1a)NR1bR1c, —OS(O)R1a, —OS(O)2R1a, —OS(O)NR1bR1c, —OS(O)2NR1bR1c, —NR1bR1c, —NR1aC(O)R1d, —NR1aC(O)OR1d, —NR1aC(O)NR1bR1c, —NR1aC(?NR1d)NR1bR1c, —NR1aS(O)R1d, —NR1aS(O)2R1d, —NR1aS(O)NR1bR1c, —NR1aS(O)2R1bR1c, —SR1a, —S(O)R1a, —S(O)2R1a, —S(O)NR1bR1c, or —S(O)2NR1bR1c; wherein each R1a, R1b, R1c, and R1d is independently (i) hydrogen;
(ii) C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-14 aryl, C7-15 aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl; or (iii) R1b and R1c together with the N atom to which they are attached form heterocyclyl;R3 and R4 are each independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl; or R3 and R4 are linked together to form a bond, C1-6 alkylene, C1-6 heteroalkylene, C2-6 alkenylene, orC2-6 heteroalkenylene;R5a is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;R5b is C1-6 alkyl or —C(O)OR1a;R5c is —(CR5fR5g)n—(C6-14 aryl);R5f and R5g are each independently (a) hydrogen or halo; (b) C1-6 alkyl,C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-14 aryl, C7-15 aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl; or (c) —C(O)R1a, —C(O)OR1a, —C(O)NR1bR1c, —C(NR1a)NR1bR1c, —OR1a, —OC(O)R1a, —OC(O)OR1a, —OC(O)NR1bR1c, —OC(?NR1a)NR1bR1c, —OS(O)R1a, —OS(O)2R1a, —OS(O)NR1bR1c, —OS(O)2NR1bR1c, —NR1bR1c, —NR1aC(O)R1d, —NR1aC(O)OR1d, —NR1aC(O)NR1bR1c, —NR1aC(?NR1d)NR1bR1c, —NR1aS(O)R1d, —NR1aS(O)2R1d, —NR1aS(O)NR1bR1c, —NR1aS(O)2NR1bR1c, —SR1a, —S(O)R1a, —S(O)2R1a, —S(O)NR1bR1c; or —S(O)2NR1bR1c; or (d) when one occurrence of R5f and one occurrence of R5g are attached to the same carbon atom, the R5f and R5g together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a C3-10 cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl;R6 is C1-6 alkyl; andn is 0 or 1;wherein each alkyl, alkylene, heteroalkylene, alkenyl, alkenylene, heteroalkenylene, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl in R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R1a, R1b, R1c, R1d, R5a, R5b, R5c, R5f, and R5g is optionally substituted with one, two, three, four, or five substituents Q, wherein each substituent Q is independently selected from (a) oxo, cyano, halo, and nitro; (b) C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-14 aryl, C7-15 aralkyl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl, each of which is further optionally substituted with one, two, three, or four substituents Qa; and (c) —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORa,—C(O)NRbRc, —C(NRa)NRbRc, —ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —OC(O)ORa, —OC(O)NRbRc, —OC(?NRbRc, —OS(O)Ra, —OS(O)2Ra, —OS(O)NRbRc, —OS(O)2NRbRc, —NRbRc, —NRaC(O)Rd, —NRaC(O)ORd, —NRaC(O)NRbRc, —NRaC(?NRd)NRbRc, —NRaS(O)Rd, —NRaS(O)2Rd, —NRaS(O)NRbRc, —NRaS(O)2NRbRc, —SRa, —S(O)Ra, —S(O)2Ra, —S(O)NRbRc, and —S(O)2NRbRc, wherein each Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd is independently (i) hydrogen;
(ii) C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-14 aryl, C7-15 aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl, each of which is further optionally substituted with one, two, three, or four substituents Qa; or (iii) Rb and Rc together with the N atom to which they are attached form heterocyclyl, which is further optionally substituted with one, two, three, or four substituents Qa; andwherein each Qa is independently selected from the group consisting of (a) oxo, cyano, halo, and nitro; (b) C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-14 aryl, C7-15 aralkyl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl; and (c) —C(O)Re, —C(O)ORe, —C(O)NRfRg, —C(NRe)NRfRg, —ORe, —OC(O)Re, —OC(O)ORe, —OC(O)NRfRg, —OC(?NRe)NRfRg, —OS(O)Re, —OS(O)2Re, —OS(O)NRfRg, —OS(O)2NRfRg, —NRfRg, —NReC(O)Rh, —NReC(O)ORh, —NReC(O)NRfRg, —NReC(?NRh)NRfRg, —NReS(O)Rh, —NReS(O)2Rh, —NReS(O)NRfRg, —NReS(O)2NRfRg, —SRe, —S(O)Re, —S(O)2Re, —S(O)NRfRg, and —S(O)2NRfRg; wherein each Re, Rf, Rg, and Rh is independently (i) hydrogen; (ii) C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-14 aryl, C7-15 aralkyl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl; or (iii) Rf and Rg together with the N atom to which they are attached form heterocyclyl.

US Pat. No. 10,335,349

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION SYSTEM

Addinex Technologies, Inc...

1. A container for restricting access to controlled objects comprising:a housing with a central axis, a top, and a bottom, and having an access port therein;
an object storage drum within the housing, the drum being rotatable about the axis relative to the housing and having a plurality of dispensing positions including a start dispensing position and an end dispensing position, each dispensing position allowing access to a respective dispensing portion of the drum through the access port;
a combination element rotatable about the axis relative to the housing, the combination element being rotationally lockable to the drum and having a surface with a plurality of channels formed therein;
a plurality of pegs engaging the channels in the surface, each respective peg being movable between a respective plurality of predefined peg positions, the housing having indicia thereon indicating the respective pluralities of predefined peg positions;
when the combination element is rotationally locked to the drum the plurality of channels defining for each respective peg a traversal path through which the respective peg can travel as the drum is rotated from the start dispensing position to the end dispensing position, the traversal path for each respective peg requiring the respective peg to be in a first predefined peg position to permit rotation of the drum between a respective first pair of adjacent dispensing positions and a second predefined peg position to permit rotation of the drum between a respective second pair of adjacent dispensing positions, wherein rotation of the drum requires the plurality of pegs to follow the respective traversal paths;
the particular positions of the plurality of pegs required to permit rotation of the drum from a current dispensing position to a next dispensing position defining a transition peg combination for the current dispensing position.

US Pat. No. 10,335,333

MECHANICS OF THE BED SIDERAIL

LINET SPOL. S R.O., Slan...

1. A bed comprising:a frame,
a patient support connected to the frame,
at least two posts connected on one side of the bed to the frame of the bed,
at least one siderail with a frame,
a locking mechanism positioned between the two posts and at least one part of the frame of the siderail, and
a linkage for manipulation of the siderail with respect to the patient support, the linkage comprising a first arm and a second arm; the first arm having a first end connected in a rotating manner by a fixed pivot to the frame of the bed and a second end connected in a rotating manner to a center of the second arm; the second arm having a first end connected in a rotating manner by a sliding coupling to the frame of the bed and a second end connected in a rotating manner to the bed siderail.

US Pat. No. 10,335,330

MOTOR-DRIVEN CHAIR STEERED BY SEAT ROTATION

TRAVELSYS4U LTD., Ramat ...

1. A motor-driven chair for propelling a user over an underlying surface, the chair comprising:(a) a seat element having support surfaces for supporting the user sitting in a seat-facing direction;
(b) a seat pole extending downwards from said seat element for supporting said seat element, said seat pole defining a vertical axis;
(c) a drive wheel rotatable about a horizontal axis of rotation so as to define a direction of forward motion perpendicular to said axis of rotation, said drive wheel being located beneath said seat element substantially on said vertical axis, said drive wheel being mechanically linked to said seat pole so as to maintain said direction of forward motion aligned with said seat-facing direction so that rotation of said seat element about said vertical axis causes a corresponding rotation of said direction of forward motion;
(d) a motor in driving connection to said drive wheel so as to drive said drive wheel to rotate about said horizontal axis of rotation, and thereby propel the chair in the seat-facing direction;
(e) a stabilizer assembly mechanically linked to said seat pole, said stabilizer assembly comprising a set of stabilizer wheels mounted on a support structure for supporting said seat pole in a vertical orientation, said stabilizer assembly allowing rotation of said seat pole about said vertical axis relative to said support structure; and
(f) a suspension arrangement associated with said seat pole, said drive wheel and said stabilizer assembly, said suspension arrangement being configured to distribute a load of the user sitting stably on said seat element so as to maintain a predefined range of proportions between a load supported by said drive wheel and a load supported by said stabilizer wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,335,300

SYSTEM FOR DEPLOYING A CAPACITIVE SHAPE MEMORY CATHETERIZATION DEVICE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Memory Effect Medical, LL...

1. A system for deploying a shape memory catheterization device within a patient, the system comprising: a shape memory polymer that includes a plurality of conductive plates, wherein the shape memory polymer has a transition temperature that is higher than a normal body temperature of the patient; a catheter having a delivery rod for endovascular insertion of the shape memory polymer; a heat source for heating the shape memory polymer above the transition temperature, wherein the heat source utilizes a microwave source that is separate from the shape memory polymer, wherein heating the shape memory polymer above the transition temperature causes the shape memory polymer to undergo a shape transformation from a catheterization shape to a transformed shape, and further causes a change in a capacitance of the shape memory polymer as a result of the shape transformation; a transformation data generator, coupled to the catheter, that includes a power source for driving a detection circuit that monitors the change in the capacitance of the shape memory polymer based on monitoring at least one of: a charging time or a discharging time of the plurality of conductive plates of the shape memory polymer, and generates transformation data based on the change in the capacitance of the shape memory polymer resulting from the shape transformation of the shape memory polymer; a heating control generator that utilizes a processing device and memory to generate a control signal for controlling the microwave source based on the transformation data, wherein the heating control generator generates the control signal to discontinue the heating of the shape memory polymer by the microwave source when the transformation data indicates the shape transformation of the shape memory polymer from the catheterization shape to the transformed shape; and wherein the delivery rod includes a plurality of electrodes that are electrically coupled to a portion of the shape memory polymer to detect the change in capacitance of the shape memory polymer, wherein the delivery rod is removed from the patient in response to the transformation data indicating the shape transformation of the shape memory polymer from the catheterization shape to the transformed shape, and wherein the plurality of electrodes are decoupled from the shape memory polymer to enable removal of the delivery rod from the body of the patient while allowing the shape memory polymer to remain in the body of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,335,221

METHODS AND DEVICES TO TREAT NASAL AIRWAYS

AERIN MEDICAL, INC., Sun...

1. A method of treating an airway in a patient, the method comprising:advancing a cryotherapy balloon of a treatment device through a nostril of the patient and into the airway in an uninflated configuration;
inflating the cryotherapy balloon by circulating a low-temperature liquid into an interior of the cryotherapy balloon, wherein inflating the cryotherapy balloon causes the cryotherapy balloon to contact nasal mucosa lining the airway;
removing energy from submucosal tissue underlying the nasal mucosa by maintaining the cryotherapy balloon in an inflated configuration and continuing to circulate the low-temperature liquid through the interior of the cryotherapy balloon, to change a property of the submucosal tissue;
deflating the cryotherapy balloon by removing the low-temperature liquid from the interior of cryotherapy balloon; and
removing the cryotherapy balloon from the airway.

US Pat. No. 10,335,195

PERCUTANEOUS ACCESS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Summit Access, LLC, Engl...

1. A percutaneous access system, comprising:a cannula with an internal passageway extending through a length thereof, the internal passageway including a tapered section within an expandable section at a distal portion of the cannula, the expandable section including a plurality of leaves that are circumferentially adjacent to one another and that are capable of being forced radially outward from one another;
an obturator capable of coaxial movement through the internal passageway through the cannula; and
a handle secured to a proximal end of the cannula, the handle including a channel capable of receiving the obturator, the handle further including:
a distal hub at a fixed location relative to the proximal end of the cannula;
a main body proximal to the distal hub, the distal hub secured to a distal end of the main body; and
a proximal hub coupled to the main body in a manner that enables selective rotation of the proximal hub relative to the main body and the distal hub, selective longitudinal movement of the proximal hub toward and/or away from the main body and the distal hub, and fixed coupling of the proximal hub to a coupling element at a proximal end of the obturator such that rotational movement and/or longitudinal movement of the proximal hub relative to the distal hub causes the obturator to be driven rotationally and/or longitudinally within the internal passageway through the cannula.

US Pat. No. 10,335,141

VARIABLE SPREAD SUTURING DEVICE

HeartStitch, Inc., Fount...

13. A method of controlling a suturing device having an elongated body, a proximal arm, and a first distal arm, comprising:operating a first control wire to move the first proximal arm laterally and outwardly from the elongated body at a first angle;
operating a second control wire to move the first distal arm laterally and outwardly from the first proximal arm;
wherein the first and second control wires are independently moveable; and
wherein a distal end of the first proximal arm is pivotally coupled to a proximal end of the first distal arm.

US Pat. No. 10,335,064

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLYING OR RECEIVING SIGNALS TO OR FROM BIOLOGICAL TISSUES

COMBOBUTRONICS LLC, Glen...

1. A method of applying and/or receiving an electrical signal via a biological tissue portion, the method comprising:positioning a first system against a first skin portion on a user's head, wherein the first system comprises:
a first body;
a first conductor configured to be electrically coupled to at least one of a power source and a detector;
a first electrode, the first electrode comprising a surface configured to contact the first skin portion and apply and/or receive an electrical signal to and/or from the first skin portion; and
a first magnetic element, the first magnetic element being selected from the group consisting of: a magnet, a toroid, a conductive coil, a magnetic powder, and a magnetic fluid;
positioning a second system against a second skin portion on the user's head, wherein the second system comprises:
a second body;
a second electrode, the second electrode comprising a surface configured to contact the second skin portion and apply and/or receive an electrical signal to and/or from the second skin portion; and
a second magnetic element, the first magnetic element being selected from the group consisting of: a magnet, a toroid, a conductive coil, a magnetic powder, and a magnetic fluid;
applying or receiving, using the first electrode, a first electrical signal via the first skin portion, wherein a first energy field applied or received by the first electrode is distributed in a different pattern than said first energy field would have been distributed if the first magnetic element were not present; and
applying or receiving, using the second electrode, a second electrical signal via the second skin portion, wherein the second energy field applied or received by the second electrode is distributed in a different pattern than said second energy field would have been distributed if the second magnetic element were not present
wherein the first signal is applied by the first electrode and the second signal is received by the second electrode, the method further comprising: generating data based on the second signal, wherein the second signal is related to the first signal such that the data generated based on the second signal is configured to be analyzed to assess whether the second signal was received after the first signal was applied.

US Pat. No. 10,335,063

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLYING OR RECEIVING SIGNALS TO OR FROM BIOLOGICAL TISSUES

COMBOBUTRONICS LLC, Glen...

1. A system for applying and/or receiving an electrical signal, the system comprising:a first earpiece comprising:
a first conductive tip, the first tip comprising a first channel and a first outer surface having a shape that approximates a portion of a sphere or cone, the first tip being sized to fit within a user's first ear;
a first base configured to be coupled to the first tip, the first base comprising a first conductor in electrical contact with the first tip such that an electrical signal may pass between the first base and the first tip;
a second earpiece comprising:
a second conductive tip, the second tip comprising a second channel and a second outer surface, the second tip being sized to fit within a user's second ear;
a second base configured to be coupled to the second tip, the second base comprising a second conductor in electrical contact with the second tip such that an electrical signal may pass between the second base and the second tip;
a power source, the power source being connected to the first earpiece to apply a first electrical signal within the user's first ear via the first earpiece;
a detector, the detector being connected to the second earpiece to receive a second electrical signal from the user's second ear via the second earpiece;
wherein the system, using the power source and the detector, is configured to apply the first electrical signal to the first ear and receive the second signal from the user's second ear simultaneously; and
wherein the system, using a processor, is configured to generate data based on the second electrical signal, the second electrical signal being related to the first electrical signal such that the data generated based on the second electrical signal is configured to be analyzed to assess whether the second electrical signal was received after the first electrical signal was applied.

US Pat. No. 10,335,056

SENSOR FOR ELECTRICALLY MEASURING A FORCE HAVING A SPRING UNIT ARRANGED IN-BETWEEN SURFACES

Novel GmbH, Munich (DE) ...

1. A sensor for electrically measuring a force acting on the sensor within a specified measuring range, which force is distributed unevenly over a measurement surface of the sensor, wherein an electrical force measurement signal is generated, comprising:a spring device which is arranged between the measurement surface and a counter-surface,
a first measuring element arranged in or on the measurement surface and a second measuring element is arranged in or on the counter-surface, the first and second measuring elements comprising capacitor plates covering these surfaces,
wherein the measurement surface and the counter-surface plus the measuring elements are elastically deformable,
wherein the measuring elements generate a measuring signal from a distance between the measuring elements,
wherein the spring device has a large number of incompressible but elastically designed spring members which are arranged spaced apart from each other by gaps, wherein each spring member upon loading by the force or a fraction of this force can deform, into the gaps and hence in a space-consuming manner,
wherein the height for each spring member between the measurement surface and the counter-surface upon loading of the sensor by the force within the specified measuring range is linearly proportional to a partial force acting thereon,
wherein the measurement surface and the counter-surface further include shielding elements for electrically shielding the first and second measuring elements, the shielding elements being separated from the capacitor plates of the first and second measuring elements by a dielectric, and
further including a capacitance measuring device connected to the shielding elements and to the capacitor plates of the first and second measuring elements to measure the capacitances between the shielding elements and the capacitor plates to obtain a temperature signal to be used to correct the measuring signal.

US Pat. No. 10,335,054

METHOD FOR DETECTING FLUID IN CRANUIM VIA TIME VARYING MAGNETIC FIELD PHASE SHIFTS

CEREBROTECH MEDICAL SYSTE...

1. A method for monitoring intracranial fluid in a patient's head, the method comprising:placing a headset on the patient's head, wherein the headset includes a first transmitter positioned at a first location on the headset, a second transmitter positioned at a second location on the headset offset from the first location, a receiver positioned at a third location on the headset offset from the first and second locations, and a processor comprising a field-programmable gate array;
providing a first signal to the first transmitter from the frequency synthesis field-programmable gate array, wherein providing the first signal includes:
producing, with the frequency synthesis field-programmable gate array, a square wave clock signal for generating a first time-varying magnetic field in the first transmitter and a sampling signal at an offset in frequency from the square wave clock signal; and
amplifying the square wave signal;
transmitting from the first transmitter, in response to the first signal, the first time-varying magnetic field through the intracranial fluid and toward the receiver;
receiving the first time-varying magnetic field with the receiver based on the sampling signal;
generating, with the receiver, a second signal responsive to the received first time-varying magnetic field;
transmitting the second signal from the receiver to the processor;
determining, with the processor of the headset, a first phase shift between the transmitted first time-varying magnetic field and the received first time-varying magnetic field for a plurality of frequencies of the transmitted first time-varying magnetic field;
providing a third signal to the second transmitter from the frequency synthesis field-programmable gate array;
transmitting from the second transmitter, in response to the third signal, a second time-varying magnetic field through the intracranial fluid and toward the receiver;
receiving the second time-varying magnetic field with the receiver;
generating, with the receiver, a fourth signal responsive to the received second time-varying magnetic field;
transmitting the fourth signal from the receiver to the processor;
determining, with the processor, a second phase shift between the transmitted second time-varying magnetic field and the received second time-varying magnetic field for a plurality of frequencies of the transmitted second time-varying magnetic field; and
determining, with the processor, an analysis of the intracranial fluid based on the first phase shift and the second phase shift.

US Pat. No. 10,335,038

SPECTRAL UNMIXING FOR IN-VIVO IMAGING

Xenogen Corporation, Ala...

1. A method for spectrally unmixing light data corresponding to light emitted from multiple light sources internal to an animal, the method comprising:selecting an excitation wavelength band for excitation light provided to the animal;
selecting an emission wavelength band that limits light wavelengths collected from the animal;
providing excitation light, into the animal, that is limited to the excitation wavelength band;
capturing a first image of at least a portion of the animal, where the first image includes light data that is limited in wavelength to the emission wavelength band and corresponds to light emitted by multiple fluorescent light sources internal to the animal;
changing the excitation wavelength band and/or the emission wavelength band;
capturing at least one additional image of at least the portion of the animal that uses a different combination of excitation wavelength band and emission wavelength band for each additional image, where each additional image includes light data that corresponds to light emitted by the multiple fluorescent light sources internal to the animal and is limited in wavelength to the emission wavelength band of the different combination; and
unmixing spectra for the multiple fluorescent light sources derived from the first image limited in wavelength to the emission wavelength band and the at least one additional image limited in wavelength to the emission wavelength band to determine a pure spectrum for each light source in the animal using an iterative solution process by a processor,
wherein said iterative solution process by the processor includes applying both a unimodality constraint that limits the pure spectrum for each light source in the process to having a single peak, and a bandpass constraint that limits the pure spectrum for each light source in the process to within a desired wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 10,335,016

REFLECTIVE OPTICAL OBJECTIVE

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A microscope comprising:an optical array of objectives, each objective comprising:
a first reflecting element having a convex or flat front surface and a back surface, wherein the front surface is reflective,
a second reflecting element having a concave reflecting surface facing the front surface of the first reflecting element, wherein the second reflecting element comprises a transmissive section permitting electromagnetic radiation to pass through the concave reflecting surface of the second reflecting element to the first reflecting element, and
a carrier material between at least the front surface of the first reflecting element and the concave reflecting surface of the second reflecting element;
a bundle of flexible waveguides, wherein each objective of the optical array is optically coupled to a single flexible waveguide of the bundle of flexible waveguides;
an inner housing that encloses the optical array and at least a portion of the bundle of flexible waveguides;
an outer housing that at least partially surrounds the inner housing; and
a micro-actuator attached to the outer housing that, upon activation, moves the inner housing relative to the outer housing such that the optical array moves with the inner housing along a scan pattern to collect light with the optical array of objectives at each of a plurality of positions in the scan pattern in order to form an image based on the light collected with all of the objectives of the optical array,
wherein a dimension of the scan pattern is no larger than a distance between adjacent objectives in the optical array of objectives.

US Pat. No. 10,334,994

BODY SCRUBBER HOLDING APPARATUS

Reach Your Clean, LLC, P...

1. A holder apparatus comprising:a proximal end opposite a distal end, with a handle disposed at the proximal end and a holder portion disposed at the distal end, with a body portion disposed between the proximal and distal ends, the body portion coupled to each of the handle and the holder portion;
the body portion being flexible, such that the body portion is capable of bending when experiencing a strain force, and return to its original orientation when no longer experiencing the strain force;
the holder portion including a frame having:
a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side wall connecting the top surface with the bottom surface, the top surface, bottom surface, and side wall defining a holding aperture;
a lip disposed on the bottom surface and extending radially from the side wall of the frame, such that the bottom surface includes a diameter less than a diameter of the top surface;
a plurality of retention pins disposed on the lip and extending transversely therefrom toward the holding aperture, the frame adapted to receive and retain a cleaning implement thereto, with the plurality of retention pins adapted to be at least partially secured within the cleaning implement.

US Pat. No. 10,334,988

FOOD PORTIONING SYSTEM

The Nutrition Group, Inc....

1. A food portioning system comprising:(a) a support comprising a plurality of rails defining an opening configured to receive a container; and
(b) a bracket coupled with the support, wherein the bracket comprises a pair of rods extending upwardly from the support and a scrape bar positioned above the opening, wherein the pair of rods couple the scrape bar with the support, wherein the pair of rods are coupled with the support such that the position of the plurality of rails of the support are fixed relative to each other, wherein the scrape bar is configured to portion food within a serving implement;
wherein the pair of rods comprises a first pair of openings aligned through a first lateral axis between the pair of rods and a second pair of openings aligned through a second lateral axis between the pair of rods, wherein the first lateral axis is positioned above the second lateral axis, and
wherein the scrape bar is selectively insertable within the first pair of openings and the second pair of openings such that a height of the scrape bar is adjustable relative to the support.

US Pat. No. 10,334,971

ULTRAVIOLET SHADOW BOX

FINESSE DIAMOND CORP., N...

1. A box for displaying items, at least one of which is an ultraviolet-reactive item, the box being sized for insertion into a showcase, and the box comprising:a box structure for containing the items to be displayed, the structure including at least one shadowing surface, and at least one open or glazed surface;
lighting wired with the box structure and obscured by the at least one shadowing surface, the lighting including:
at least one compact ultraviolet LED assembly mounted on the extrusion, within which is disposed an LED circuit and a 365 nm ultraviolet LED diode disposed on the LED circuit, and
a controller for controlling the lighting; and
means for directing the position or orientation of the lighting so that the ultraviolet LED stimulates visible fluorescence in the ultraviolet-reactive item, while areas in the box are subject to ambient or showcase white light penetrating into the box structure through the at least one open or glazed surface; and areas in the box are subject to shadowing from the at least one shadowing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,334,968

BRACKET ASSEMBLIES FOR SIGNAGE SYSTEMS AND MERCHANDISING DISPLAY SYSTEMS

T.M. Shea Products, Inc.,...

1. A bracket assembly for suspending a merchandising display panel, the bracket assembly comprising:a generally L-shaped bracket having a first arm and a second arm, the first arm defining a planar base element;
first and second securing elements including first and second suction cups, respectively, and first and second attachment portions, respectively, the first and second attachment portions passing through first and second holes, respectively, of the planar base element; and
a planar mounting element defined by the second arm and carried by the base element, the planar mounting element engaging a planar merchandising display panel, the planar merchandising display panel perpendicular to the mounting element,
wherein the first and second attachment portions extend parallel to the planar merchandising display panel, and
wherein the planar merchandising display panel is flush against the second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,334,967

MERCHANDISER AND METHODS RELATING TO SAME

Retail Space Solutions LL...

1. A product display merchandiser comprising:a support member;
an intermediate member movably attached to the support member, the intermediate member being movable between at least a retracted position and an extended position; and
a product support slidably attached to the intermediate member and movable between at least a retracted display position and an extended stocking position;
wherein the intermediate member has a front portion, a rear portion and a longitudinal axis extending between the front portion and the rear portion, and the product support is slidable along the longitudinal axis or an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis so that the product support extends out relative to the front portion of the intermediate member beyond a generally vertical plane containing the front portion of the intermediate member when the product support is in the extended stocking position.

US Pat. No. 10,334,952

NO-TOOLS CHAIR HAVING DETACHABLE HEIGHT AND TILT CONTROL PADDLES

LF Products, LLC, Wilmin...

1. A chair comprising a seat to support the weight of a user, a base to bold the seat above the ground, a pair of arms located at opposite sides of the seat, a user actuated controller that is operable by the user of said chair to cause the position of the seat to be adjusted relative to the base, said user actuated controller being removably attached to one of the pair of arms of said chair, wherein the one of said pair of arms of said chair to which said user actuated controller is removably attached has a controller cavity formed therein, said user actuated controller being removably received within said controller cavity, and an arm cover detachably connected to the one of the pair of arms of said chair in which said controller cavity is formed, said arm cover Iying over said controller cavity and covering said user actuated controller removably received therewithin.

US Pat. No. 10,334,949

SYSTEM FOR FIXATION OF SHELF ACCESSORIES TO A SHELF

HL Display AB, Nacka Str...

1. System for fixation of shelf accessories to a shelf, the system comprising;an elongate front fixation device (120, 220, 320, 420,) having a longitudinal direction and being arranged to be fixed to a shelf (10), at or adjacent and in parallel with a front edge (11) of said shelf, said front fixation device comprising at least one channel wall (123, 223, 323, 423) defining a longitudinally extending, open engagement channel (124, 224, 324, 424), and
at least one shelf accessory (140, 240, 340, 440, 640) arranged to be supported on an upper surface of the shelf and comprising an engagement member (150, 250, 350, 450, 650) arranged to be brought into engagement with said channel wall, for fixation of the shelf accessory to the front fixation device and the shelf, whereinthe shelf accessory comprises a resilient member (158, 258, 358, 458, 441a, 600) arranged to press the engagement member into an engaged position at which the engagement member is in engagement with the channel wall and to allow the engagement member to be brought to a disengaged position at which the engagement member is disengaged from the channel wall by deformation of the resilient member, the resilient member is arranged to contact the front fixation device both in the engaged position and in the disengaged position of the engagement member.

US Pat. No. 10,334,940

COMPOSITE HEAD TOOTHBRUSH HAVING SAFETY FEATURES

Loops LLC, Ferndale, WA ...

1. A toothbrush having a composite head, the composite head comprising:a rigid polymer inner core having a plurality of bristle holes for retention and holding a plurality of toothbrush bristles, the rigid inner core made from a 1st material;
a pliable flexible material completely surrounding the rigid inner core on a left and a right side in bottom plan view underside aspect, the pliable flexible material being made from a 2nd material; and
a bond at an interface between the rigid inner core and the pliable flexible material surrounding the rigid polymer inner core, wherein further the rigid polymer inner core is molded to the pliable flexible material thereby forming the composite head having the bond.

US Pat. No. 10,334,934

LIQUID COSMETIC CONTAINER

TOKIWA CORPORATION, Gifu...

1. A liquid cosmetic container comprising:a container main body that includes a housing portion that receives a liquid cosmetic material therein;
a leading tube having a tubular shape, and a main body that has a longitudinal axis that extends substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the container main body, the leading tube being positioned on a tip end side of the container main body, the leading tube having a tube hole communicating with the housing portion;
an intermediate core disposed in the container main body and in the leading tube, the intermediate core conveying the liquid cosmetic material; and
a tubular cover having an outer circumference substantially the same as an outer circumference of the housing portion, wherein:
a rear end of the intermediate core is positioned inside the housing portion, a tip of the intermediate core projecting from a tip opening provided at a tip of the leading tube, the tip of the intermediate core comprising a liquid cosmetic material applying portion,
the leading tube has an inclination portion at a frontmost tip end, the inclination portion being inclined with respect to an axial center of the container main body,
the intermediate core inclines following a tube hole on a frontmost end of the inclination portion,
an axial center of the tube hole on the inclination portion extends in a direction identical to an inclination direction that an axial center of the inclination portion inclines with respect to the axial center of the container main body and further inclines with respect to the axial center of the inclination portion, and the inclination portion is contained within the tubular cover.

US Pat. No. 10,334,931

PUFF-EMBEDDED COSMETIC POWDER CONTAINER

CTK CO. LTD., Seongnam-s...

1. A puff-embedded cosmetic powder container, comprising:a main body having a space to hold cosmetic powder therein;
a shoulder cap including a coupling portion through which the shoulder cap is coupled to an upper end of the main body, and a net which is secured by a coupling ring to a powder discharge hole defined in a bottom portion thereof;
a puff receiving cap including on a first side thereof a hinge unit to open or close the puff receiving cap relative to the shoulder cap, a receiving portion receiving a puff therein, and an annular packing provided on a lower portion of the bottom portion to block the powder discharge hole; and
an upper cap coupled to the main body in a threaded fastening method to open or close the main body, and pressurizing the puff receiving cap when the upper cap is coupled to the main body in the threaded fastening method, thus allowing the annular packing provided on a lower portion of the puff receiving cap to forcibly seal the powder discharge hole of the shoulder cap,
wherein a sealing step is formed on an inner circumference in the space of the main body, and a sealing wing is formed on an outer circumference of a sidewall of the shoulder cap to correspond to the sealing step, so that the sealing wing is elastically and airtightly coupled to the sealing step when the shoulder cap is coupled to the main body, and a rotary portion included in the hinge unit of the puff receiving cap has a movable space in which a second end of a pin is movable up and down, a first end of the pin being press-fitted into a pin fixing portion of the shoulder cap, so that, when the upper cap is manipulated to be closed, the puff receiving cap is pressed down via the movable space, thus sealing the powder discharge hole of the shoulder cap.

US Pat. No. 10,334,929

HAIR PRODUCT APPLICATION DEVICE

The Pro-Motion Group, LLC...

1. A hair product application device consisting of:a glove comprising a plurality of digit portions; and
a blister pack disposed on at least one digit portion from among the plurality of digit portions, the blister pack consisting of:
a pocket containing a hair product composition, the pocket located on at least a portion of an exterior surface of the at least one digit portion of the glove; and
a rupturable membrane at least partially forming the pocket and configured to release at least a portion of the hair product composition when ruptured in response to a pressure differential between an internal pressure exerted on the rupturable membrane and an external pressure exerted on the rupturable membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,334,919

BRAZED JOINT FOR ATTACHMENT OF GEMSTONES TO EACH OTHER AND/OR A METALLIC MOUNT

Forever Mount, LLC., Tuc...

1. A gemstone arrangement comprising:a first non-grooved gemstone having a first mounting surface;
a second non-grooved gemstone having a second mounting surface: and
at least one braze joint, the at least one braze joint being formed from a reactive metallic alloy, the braze joint adhering the first mounting surface to the second mounting surface, the braze joint being substantially concealed from a direct line of sight from a top portion of the gemstone preventing excessive alloy from getting outside a desired braze area.

US Pat. No. 10,334,911

BUCKLE

Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH, ...

1. A buckle for releasable load coupling of two elements comprising:a first buckle component and a second buckle component configured for releasable engagement at a coupled position;
said first buckle component having a first connection area for connecting said first buckle component to a first element of said two elements, and a first coupling area including a first hook profile extending a width direction;
said second buckle component having a second connection area for connecting said second buckle component to a second element of said two elements, and a second coupling area including a second hook profile extending in said width direction;
a locking element for releasably locking said first buckle component to said second buckle component when said first buckle component and said second buckle component are at said coupled position,
wherein said first hook profile and said second hook profile are complementary and interengage at said coupled position to couple said first buckle component to said second buckle component in a form-fit manner; and
wherein the locking engagement of said locking element in said coupled position is adapted to be released by pulling an operating element connected to said locking element.

US Pat. No. 10,334,907

BIO HEEL PAD, BIO HEEL PAD SHOE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

BioFoot Pad, Incorporated...

1. A shoe having a bio foot pad for insertion into the shoe, comprising:a shoe counter having a bio foot pad, wherein the bio foot pad includes a plurality of circumferential elastic fibers uniformly located in an arcuate orientation throughout a viscoelastic material such that each fiber includes first and second fiber termination ends, wherein all of the first fiber termination ends are connected together and all of the second fiber termination ends are connected together at separate locations outside of the viscoelastic material for fixation to the shoe counter;
wherein the circumferential elastic fibers react to biphasic properties of the viscoelastic material such that the biphasic properties include a non-elastic phase and an elastic phase; and
wherein the circumferential elastic fibers are configured to, under a compression of the viscoelastic material due to an interaction of a heel area of a user of the shoe with the viscoelastic material that generates the elastic phase, develop a plurality of hoop stresses that allow axial forces exerted against the heel area of the user of the shoe to be evenly distributed along the heel area of the user of the shoe.

US Pat. No. 10,334,886

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE THEREOF

Changzhou Patent Electron...

1. An atomizer, comprising: a smoke channel, an atomizer head and a collecting container, wherein an end of the smoke channel is in fluid communication with the atomizer head, the collecting container is detachably provided in the smoke channel, and the collecting container comprises a collecting cavity and an air outlet in fluid communication with two ends of the smoke channel; the collecting cavity has a closed end near the atomizer head and an open end away from the atomizer head, and the open end of the collecting cavity is in fluid communication with a channel wall of the smoke channel located above the open end of the collecting cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,334,883

CARTRIDGE FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM AND AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING A CARTRIDGE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge comprising:an elongate first compartment having a length L1 and a maximum transverse cross-sectional area A1, the first compartment having a first air inlet and a first air outlet and containing a nicotine source comprising a first carrier material loaded with from 1 milligram to 50 milligrams of nicotine; and
an elongate second compartment having a length L2 and a maximum transverse cross-sectional area A2, the second compartment having a second air inlet and a second air outlet and containing an acid source,
wherein the first compartment and the second compartment are arranged in parallel within the cartridge, and
wherein a ratio (L1)2:A1 is at least 12:1, and a ratio (L2)2:A2 is at least 12:1.

US Pat. No. 10,334,878

HANDHELD VAPORIZING DEVICE

NURYAN HOLDINGS LIMITED, ...

1. A handheld electronic vaporizing device, comprising:a body defining a first cavity;
a mouthpiece connected to said body, said mouthpiece defining a second cavity;
an electroconductive textile heating element;
a deformable reservoir;
a power element;
a power connect element;
a capacitive touch sensor element;
a light element;
a first opening and a first valve located on a wall of said body to provide for a flow of air directly into said first cavity, wherein said first valve is normally closed and is opened by said flow, wherein said flow includes only air as said flow passes into said first cavity, and wherein said first opening includes a first opening area and said flow upon passing through said first opening and said first valve directly into said first cavity has a first velocity;
a second opening and a second valve connecting said first cavity and said second cavity, wherein said second valve is normally closed and is opened by said flow, wherein said flow passes from said first cavity through said second opening and said second valve and into said second cavity, wherein said flow causes said first valve and said second valve to be open at the same time, and wherein said second opening includes a second opening area greater than said first opening area and said flow after passing through said second opening has a second velocity, said first velocity being greater than said second velocity; and
a third opening disposed through a wall of said mouthpiece, wherein said electroconductive textile heating element, said reservoir, said power element and said power connect element are disposed inside said first cavity, and wherein said first velocity of said flow contributes to mixing said flow with a vapor in a space adjacent to said electroconductive textile heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,334,836

INSECT TRAP AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Willert Home Products, In...

1. An insect trap comprising:a flexible bag having a first edge and a second edge that are connected together at a seam; and
a nozzle secured between the edges adjacent the seam, wherein the nozzle comprises a tube defining a passageway for insects into the bag and a fin providing a transition for the edges extending over the tube from the seam.

US Pat. No. 10,334,827

AQUARIUM WITH NIGHT LIGHT

PetSmart Home Office, Inc...

1. An aquarium apparatus comprising: a base including a central portion, one or more lighting elements disposed in the central portion, and a raised ridge disposed on at least a segment of a periphery of the central portion; a bowl including a body portion, a bottom portion connected to the body portion, and a neck portion at a top of the bowl defining a first opening at the top of the bowl, wherein the bowl is configured to retain liquid therein, wherein the bottom portion is dimensioned to fit within the raised ridge when the bowl is placed on top of the base; a lid dimensioned to fit over the first opening at the top of the bowl, wherein the lid comprises a planar surface with a central aperture defining an inner edge portion, wherein a horizontal ledge section is connected to the inner edge portion, wherein the horizontal ledge section is connected to a downwardly extending portion that surrounds the central aperture; and a hollow member removably or fixedly attached to the downwardly extending portion, wherein the hollow member extends into the bowl substantially towards the bottom of the bowl and aligns over the one or more lighting elements, and wherein the hollow member is dimensioned to receive light emitted by the one or more lighting elements when the lid is placed on top of the bowl, wherein the light emitted by the one or more lighting elements passes through the hollow member.

US Pat. No. 10,334,817

ANIMAL BED HAVING DUAL INDEPENDENT SUPPORT CHAMBERS

Advanced Comfort Technolo...

1. A bed for at least one animal comprising:a first chamber provided between a first belt and a second belt and configured to receive liquid, and a second chamber provided between the first belt and the second belt and configured to receive liquid, wherein the first and second chambers are fluidly isolated from one another and are each configured to support and/or float a pressure point of livestock.

US Pat. No. 10,334,796

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF CULTIVATION

MJ Brain Bank, LLC, Denv...

1. A method of cultivating cannabis hydroponically, the method comprising:placing a first cannabis plant of a plurality of cannabis plants in a first tray of a plurality of trays;
placing a second cannabis plant of the plurality of cannabis plants in a second tray of the plurality of trays, wherein:
the first tray is disposed on a first shelf of a first rack system,
the second tray is disposed on a second shelf of the first rack system,
the first shelf is at a first height,
the second shelf is at a second height, and
the first height is different from the second height;
flowing a first nutrient mixture from a first nutrient reservoir to the plurality of cannabis plants;
returning a portion of the first nutrient mixture to the first nutrient reservoir after flowing the first nutrient mixture to the plurality of cannabis plants;
exposing the plurality of cannabis plants to a first artificial light source having a first limited spectrum;
growing on the first rack system each cannabis plant of the plurality of cannabis plants without producing flowers;
transporting the plurality of trays from the first rack system to a second rack system;
flowing a second nutrient mixture from a second nutrient reservoir to the plurality of cannabis plants;
exposing the plurality of cannabis plants to a second artificial light source having a second limited spectrum, wherein the first limited spectrum comprises a different wavelength range than the second limited spectrum; and
growing flowers on each cannabis plant of the plurality of cannabis plants on the second rack system.

US Pat. No. 10,334,794

IRRIGATION IMPLEMENT

Millbrook Capital Managem...

1. A method of irrigating crops, comprising:attaching an irrigation tube to a singular tubular member consisting of:
a first end; and
a second end opposite the first end along a longitudinal axis of the member, the second end includes a heated pinched seal,
the member further defining a circular first opening disposed entirely along a longitudinal-oriented portion of a sidewall toward the second end,
wherein the first end defines a second opening having the same inner diameter as the inner diameter of the member extending between the first opening and the first end along the longitudinal axis;
the attachment causing the first opening to be sealed by the irrigation tube; and
providing water from the irrigation tube via the first opening to the member such that water free-flows from the second end to the first end into the ground to irrigate roots of the crops.

US Pat. No. 10,334,791

CONTAINER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PLANT GROWTH

Michael Newton, Laguna N...

1. A container system configured to control the growth of a plant, the container system comprising:a bottom section configured to accommodate and control the growth of a root part of the plant;
a middle section configured to accommodate and guide the growth of a stem part of the plant, wherein the middle section comprises a spiral part having a plurality of removable wall pieces that are bonded together to form a hollow spiral tunnel that is configured to guide the growth of the stem part along a spiral route in a spiral shape, and wherein the removable wall pieces shield the stem part of the plant from a light source; and
a top section configured to guide the growth of a vegetative part, a reproductive part or both of the plant.
US Pat. No. 10,335,367

USE OF SELECTED ANTICHOLINERGIC ZWITTERIONS

BODOR LABORATORIES, INC.,...

1. A method for slowing progression of myopia in a child aged from about 6 to about 18 who is afflicted therewith, said method comprising topically administering to the eyes of said child, at least once per week for a time period of at least one year, an effective amount of at least one compound selected from the group consisting of:(a) (2R, 3?R) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt;
(b) (2R, 3'S) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt;
(c) (2R, 1?R) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt; and
(d) (2R, 1'S) 3-(2-cyclopentyl-2-phenyl-2-hydroxyacetoxy)-1-(carboxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidinium inner salt;said at least one compound being optionally administered in the form of an ophthalmic composition comprising said effective amount of said compound and a non-toxic, ophthalmically acceptable carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,340,493

SEPARATOR FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

Smasung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A separator for a rechargeable battery, the separator comprising:a porous substrate, and
a heat-resistant layer on at least one surface of the porous substrate
wherein the heat-resistant layer includes a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 or a cross-linked product thereof:
(R)n1—Ar—OH  [Chemical Formula 1]
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
Ar is a C6 to C20 aryl group;
n1 is an integer ranging from 5 to 19;
the Rs are the same or different and are independently hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C50 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C50 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C50 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C50 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C50 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C50 cycloalkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C50 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 heterocyclic group, a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, or a combination thereof; and
at least one R is a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C50 alkenyl group.
US Pat. No. 10,335,390

SECNIDAZOLE FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

Symbiomix Therapeutics, L...

1. A method of treating bacterial vaginosis in a subject in need thereof comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of secnidazole in a microgranule formulation, wherein the therapeutically effective amount of secnidazole is an amount of secnidazole that exhibits a maximum plasma concentration (Cmax) of about 34.5 ?g/ml to about 58.3 ?g/ml, or about 17.4 ?g/ml to about 26.5 ?g/ml in the subject, wherein the microgranule formulation comprises a plurality of microgranules having a particle size in the range of 400 micrometers to 841 micrometers, and wherein secnidazole is the sole drug in the microgranule formulation.
US Pat. No. 10,339,799

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY CONGESTION ROOT CAUSE AND RECOMMEND POSSIBLE MITIGATION MEASURES BASED ON CELLULAR DATA AND RELATED APPLICATIONS THEREOF

CELLINT TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS...

5. A method for analyzing a root cause of congestion at a specific route section, the method comprising the actions of:collecting signaling data from a cellular network;
identifying people who travel at the specific route section during congestion;
tracking the people that were detected in the congestion and identifying the root cause of the congestion by analyzing Origin Destination (OD) data before and after they were detected on the specific route section; and
identifying origins, destinations or combinations thereof, that are contributing the larger amount of cars and/or travelers to the specific route section thereby causing the congestion.
US Pat. No. 10,335,444

METHOD FOR EXTRACTING HIGH CONTENT OF CHLOROGENIC ACIDS FROM GREEN COFFEE BEANS

Pawan Kumar Goel, Panchk...

1. A method to produce an enriched extract having chlorogenic acids content ranging between 70-80 weight %, from dried coffee beans, wherein the method comprises the steps of:i. powdering the dried coffee beans;
ii. extracting the powdered coffee beans by adding a water-alcohol mixture in quantity four times the dried coffee beans by volume and stirring at a temperature between 45-55° Celsius for 4 hours to form a mixture;
iii. filtering the mixture;
iv. repeating the extraction of steps ii) and iii) 2-3 times until the powdered coffee beans are completely exhausted and a hydro-alcoholic mixture is obtained;
v. concentrating the hydro-alcoholic mixture by vacuum to reduce the volume to one fourth and to obtain an aqueous layer;
vi. removing fats from the aqueous layer by washing with hexane;
vii. removing caffeine by washing with a chlorinated solvent;
viii. extracting chlorogenic acids with a polar solvent which has polarity less than that of alcohols; and
ix. evaporating the polar solvent to obtain a dry powder extract in which the content of chlorogenic acids ranges between 70-80 weight % wherein the step of removing caffeine by washing with a chlorinated solvent takes place after the powdered coffee beans are extracted by adding the water-alcohol mixture.
US Pat. No. 10,335,453

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING SEXUAL FUNCTION

Nymox Corporation, Nassa...

1. A method of improving sexual function in a male with benign prostastic hyperplasia (BPH) and sexual dysfunction comprising administering to the male a therapeutically effective amount of the peptide comprising the amino acid sequence in SEQ ID NO. 66 (Ile-Asp-Gln-Gln-Val-Leu-Ser-Arg-Ile-Lys-Leu-Glu-Ile-Lys-Arg-Cys-Leu), wherein the method improves sexual function as determined by comparing the scores of a standardized questionnaire selected from the group consisting of the Brief Male Sexual Functional Inventory, the International Index of Erectile Function, and the Male Sexual Health Questionnaire.
US Pat. No. 10,335,473

PEPTIDE MIXTURE

TARGOVAX ASA, Oslo (NO)

1. A peptide mixture suitable for eliciting an immune response comprising a first, a second a third, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth, a seventh and an eighth, peptide, each corresponding to a fragment of the RAS protein wherein:the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth peptides are:
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 19,
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 20,
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 21,
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 22,
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 23,
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 24,
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 25, and
a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 26;and whereineach peptide comprises no more than 30 amino acids.
US Pat. No. 10,337,017

METHOD OF STIMULATING TLR9-ACTIVATED IMMUNE RESPONSE

National Health Research ...

1. A method of stimulating a TLR9-activated immune response or enhancing a TLR9-activated immune response to an antigen, comprising administering to a rabbit or a mouse an effective amount of an immunogenic composition comprising an antigen and a CpG-oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG-ODN) comprising a GACGTT motif or a AACGTT motif; wherein said CpG-ODN consists of the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, SEQ ID NO: 4, SEQ ID NO: 5, or SEQ ID NO: 6.
US Pat. No. 10,337,020

NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCES ENCODING TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS REGULATING ALKALOID BIOSYNTHESIS AND THEIR USE IN MODIFYING PLANT METABOLISM

22nd Century Limited LLC,...

1. A method for reducing a nicotinic alkaloid in a Nicotiana plant, comprising down-regulating a transcription factor that positively regulates nicotinic alkaloid biosynthesis, wherein the transcription factor is down-regulated by:(a) introducing into a Nicotiana plant cell a nucleic acid comprising at least 21 consecutive nucleotides of a cDNA molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of:
(i) a nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 11 or SEQ ID NO: 12;
(ii) a nucleotide sequence that encodes a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 13;
(iii) a nucleotide sequence that is at least 90% identical to the nucleotide sequences of (i) or (ii), and which encodes a transcription factor that positively regulates nicotinic alkaloid biosynthesis; and
(iv) a nucleotide sequence that hybridizes under high stringency conditions to the nucleotide sequences of (i), (ii), and/or (iii), and which encodes a transcription factor that regulates nicotinic alkaloid biosynthesis, wherein the high stringency conditions comprise hybridization at 68° C., washing with 2×SSE and 0.05% SDS five times at 68° C., and washing with 0.1×SSC and 0.1% SDS at 68° C. for 1 hour;
wherein the consecutive nucleotides are in sense orientation, antisense orientation, or both;
(b) producing a Nicotiana plant comprising the Nicotiana plant cell; and
(c) growing the Nicotiana plant under conditions whereby the nucleotide sequence decreases levels of the transcription factor in the Nicotiana plant as compared to a control Nicotiana plant grown under similar conditions.
US Pat. No. 10,337,032

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR RECOMBINANT BIOSYNTHESIS OF PROPANE

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHES...

1. A genetically engineered bacterium, which expresses both an enzyme for butyraldehyde synthesis and a heterologous polypeptide having aldehyde deformylating oxygenase activity and produces propane from butyraldehyde as a precursor independent of fatty acid synthesis pathways where the genetically engineered bacterium is Escherichia coli.
US Pat. No. 10,338,065

DETECTION OF AMNIOTIC FLUID IN VAGINAL SECRETIONS OF PREGNANT WOMEN DUE TO PREMATURE RUPTURE OF FETAL MEMBRANES

Clinical Innovations, LLC...

1. A method for the detection of biomarkers in vaginal secretions of pregnant women indicative of premature rupture of fetal membranes, the method comprising:a) obtaining a fluid sample by placing a sterile swab in a vaginal vault of a pregnant woman;
b) removing the swab from the vaginal vault after a period of time from about fifteen seconds to about three minutes, and placing the swab in a vial containing a buffer solution;
c) allowing time for the fluids from the swab to be released into the buffer solution;
d) adding a few drops of the buffer solution that has been exposed to the fluids from the swab to a chromatographic specific binding assay strip device, the device created by including the following components:
i) a non-permeable platform strip;
ii) a permeable membrane testing strip positioned on top of the non-permeable platform strip, the permeable membrane testing strip further comprising a test site for the detection of the premature rupture of fetal membranes, the site comprising a blend, the blend comprising at least:
1) a first set of polyclonal antibodies for the detection of a first biomarker, the first biomarker indicating the premature rupture of fetal membranes, the first biomarker being alpha-fetoprotein;
2) a second set of polyclonal antibodies for the detection of a second biomarker, the second biomarker being indicative of the premature rupture of fetal membranes, the second biomarker being placental protein 12;
3) a first set of monoclonal antibodies for the detection of the first biomarker being indicative of the premature rupture of fetal membranes, the first set of monoclonal antibodies being specific for alpha-fetoprotein; and
4) a second set of monoclonal antibodies for the detection of a second biomarker, the second biomarker being indicative of the premature rupture of fetal membrane the second set of monoclonal antibodies being specific for placental protein 12;
wherein the ratio of polyclonal antibodies blended together are about 75% placental protein 12 to about 25% alpha-fetoprotein antibodies;
iii) a sample receiving pad positioned on top of and at a proximal end of the non-permeable platform strip while in contact with a proximal end of the permeable membrane testing strip;
iv) a reservoir pad positioned on top of and at a distal end of the non-permeable membrane testing strip while in contact with a distal end of the permeable membrane test strip; and
v) a conjugate pad positioned on top of or below the sample receiving pad, the conjugate pad comprising a permeable membrane containing a conjugate, the conjugate comprising a colorant attached to antibodies that can attach to analytes in the sample, wherein the conjugate of the sample binds to the analytes forming conjugate tagged analytes;
e) allowing time for the conjugate tagged analytes to migrate along the length of the permeable membrane strip to the test site; and
f) detecting binding between the biomarkers and their respective the monoclonal antibodies and the polyclonal antibodies by the presence of an indicator line at the test site.
US Pat. No. 10,336,793

FLAGELLIN-BASED AGENTS AND USES INCLUDING EFFECTIVE VACCINATION

GENOME PROTECTION, INC., ...

1. A method of vaccinating a subject against a disorder, comprising administering an effective amount of a vaccine comprising:(a) an adjuvant comprising:
a flagellin-based agent comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 95% identity with SEQ ID NO: 2, and
an aluminum gel or salt,
wherein the ratio (w/w) of flagellin-based agent to aluminum gel or salt is about 1:500 or less and
(b) an antigen which stimulates protective immunity against the disorder,
wherein the antigen is a constituent of an infectious agent selected from a live and attenuated, killed, inactivated, and toxoid infectious agent;
and wherein the disorder is selected from infectious diseases, cancers, and allergies.
US Pat. No. 10,337,050

POLYPHENOLIC ADDITIVES IN SEQUENCING BY SYNTHESIS

Qiagen Sciences, LLC, Ge...

7. A kit, comprising i) a cleave reagent comprising i) a reducing agent, ii) a polyphenolic compound selected from the group consisting of gallic acid, gentisic acid, pryocatechol, and pyrogallol and iii) a plurality of nucleotide analogues wherein at least a portion of said nucleotide analogues is labeled with a label attached through a cleavable disulfide linker to the base.
US Pat. No. 10,338,081

TYPE 2 DIABETES BIOMARKERS AND USES THEREOF

Caprion Biosciences Inc.,...

1. A method for monitoring the effectiveness of a diabetic treatment in a subject having type 2 diabetes, the method comprisingdetermining the level of carboxypeptidase M (CPM), insulin-1 (INS), matrilysin (MMP7), and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) in a first fluid sample(s) obtained from the subject prior to the initiation of the treatment,
wherein the determining of the level of CPM, INS, MMP7, and LDLR in the first fluid sample(s) is performed using mass spectrometry or immunoassay;
determining the level of CPM, INS, MMP7, and LDLR in a second fluid sample(s) obtained from the subject after the treatment has been administered,
wherein the determining of the level of CPM, INS, MMP7, and LDLR in the second fluid sample(s) is performed using mass spectrometry or immunoassay; and
comparing the level of CPM, INS, MMP7, and LDLR in the first sample(s) with a level of CPM, INS, MMP7, and LDLR in the second sample(s), wherein a lower level of CPM, INS, and MMP7, and a higher level of LDLR in the second sample(s) as compared to the level of CPM, INS, MMP7, and LDLR in the first sample(s) indicates that the subject is responding to the diabetic treatment, thereby monitoring the effectiveness of the treatment in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,336,814

METHOD FOR OBTAINING THIN FIBRIL COLLAGEN BY CONTACTING NATIVE COLLAGEN WITH AN ANTIBODY

MATRIX ODYSSEY, LLC, Nor...

1. A fibril collagen:wherein the fibril collagen is obtained by providing isolated collagen fibers, wherein the collagen fibers comprise native type II collagen fibers; and
treating the collagen fibers with an antibody to obtain the thin collagen fibrils, wherein the antibody comprises an anti-biglycan antibody and the thin collagen fibrils have a diameter of about 11.5 to about 12.5 nanometers.
US Pat. No. 10,337,079

MARAGING STEEL

DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD., N...

1. A maraging steel consisting of:as essential components,
0.20 mass %?C5.1?0.35 mass %,
9.0 mass %?Co?20.0 mass %,
1.0 mass %?(Mo+W/2)?2.0 mass %,
1.0 mass %?Cr?4.0 mass %, and
a certain amount of Ni, and
as optional components,
Al?0.10 mass %,
Ti?0.10 mass %,
S?0.0010 mass %,
N?0.0020 mass %,
V+Nb?0.60 mass %,
B?0.0050 mass %, and
Si?1.0 mass %,
with a balance being Fe and inevitable impurities,
wherein, in a case where contents of V and Nb satisfy V+Nb?0.020 mass %, an amount of Ni is:
6.0 mass %?Ni?9.4 mass %, and
wherein, in a case where the contents of V and Nb satisfy0.020 mass %
US Pat. No. 10,336,828

FUSION POLYNUCLEOTIDE CONTAINING MURINE CMV PROMOTER AND METHOD OF PREPARING A POLYPEPTIDE OF INTEREST USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG BIOEPIS CO., LTD....

1. A fusion polynucleotide comprising a murine CMV promoter and an intron, wherein the intron is linked to the 5?-end or 3?-end of the murine CMV promoter, wherein the murine CMV promoter consists of SEQ ID NO: 9, and wherein the intron is an immunoglobulin intron or a chimeric intron.
US Pat. No. 10,336,879

RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAM

ACHILLES CORPORATION, To...

1. A rigid polyurethane foam, which is obtained by mixing and reacting raw materials comprising a polyol, a polyisocyanate, a blowing agent, and a catalyst, whereinthe polyol comprises a polyester polyol having an aromatic concentration of 17 to 35% by weight, and a non-amine-based polyether polyol and/or aromatic amine-based polyether polyol,
the polyisocyanate is a mixture of MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate)/TDI (tolylene diisocyanate) in a weight ratio of 4/6 to 9/1,
the blowing agent comprises a halogenated olefin, and
the rigid polyurethane foam has a density of 33 to 60 kg/m3, a cell size of 230 ?m or less, and a thermal conductivity of 0.0190 W/(m·K) or less.
US Pat. No. 10,337,143

AUTOMATICALLY COLOR MIX DYEING PROCESS

Grand Textile Co., Ltd., ...

1. An automatic color mix dyeing process comprising the steps of:activating an automatic shaping device to shape an undyed object as a cylinder and tightening same wherein the automatic shaping device has a spooling device configured to open or close and an automatic tying device;
opening the spooling device to place the undyed object therein;
passing the undyed object through the spooling device to shape as a cylinder;
conveying the undyed object to the automatic tying device by a conveyor wherein the automatic tying device has a plurality of tie ropes controlled by a control device to tie the cylindrical undyed object in different intervals;
conveying the shaped undyed object to a dyeing apparatus for dyeing by means of spraying wherein the dyeing apparatus includes a plurality of rows of spray devices, a plurality of dye containers for containing dyes of different colors, each dye container being in fluid communication with the row of spray devices, a pump for moving the dyes in the dye containers to the rows of spray devices, and the control device for controlling the rows of spray devices to control a spray sequence, a spray time, and a spray quantity of dye;
conveying the dyed object from the dyeing apparatus to a vapor device for color fixing wherein the dyed object is impregnated with vapor of 110-160° C. in the vapor device for 5-10 minutes to obtain a finished object;
conveying the finished object to a tie ropes removing device to cut the tie ropes; and
conveying the finished object to a temporary storage device;
wherein the plurality of rows of spray devices of the dyeing apparatus are able to simultaneously spray and dye on the undyed object to form multiple color mix patterns thereon in one dyeing process.
US Pat. No. 10,335,356
US Pat. No. 10,334,853

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ECTOPARASITE INFESTATION

Larada Sciences, Murray,...

1. A nonaqueous composition for the control and elimination of ectoparasites on a subject, comprising:a. at least one active ingredient;
b. at least one emulsifier; and
c. at least one thickener;
wherein the at least one active ingredient comprises a polydimethylsiloxane and the composition is non-Newtonian, wherein the at least one thickener is a polymeric amide, and the composition is a Bingham plastic, and wherein the composition is essentially free of a cyclic dimethicone.

US Pat. No. 10,342,094

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH ACTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A lighting device comprising at least one LED operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path, comprising:a temperature sensitive component having a temperature limit;
a driver in the electrical path for controlling current delivered to the at least one LED, the driver comprising a temperature sensor for determining a temperature of the driver and not the temperature of the temperature sensitive component, the temperature of the driver being different than the temperature of the temperature sensitive component; and
a controller storing a correlated temperature limit of the driver, the controller controlling the driver to reduce the current delivered to the at least one LED when a correlated temperature limit is reached, the correlated temperature limit being related to the temperature limit whereby overheating of the temperature sensitive component is prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,342,041

ACCESS TO A COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for allocating access to a communications channel in a wireless communications network, the method being performed by an access point, AP, in the wireless communications network and associated with stations, STAs, and comprising the steps of:grouping the STAs of the AP into at least two groups of STAs, each group being associated with an own minimum transmission power level needed by the AP to communicate with the STAs in the associated group of said at least two groups;
allocating a first time interval for a first group of STAs associated with highest minimum transmission power to access the communications channel concurrently with a third time interval being allocated by another AP for a third group of STAs associated with lowest minimum transmission power level needed by said another AP to communicate with said third group of STAs to access the communications channel; and
allocating a second time interval, non-overlapping with said first time interval, for a second group of STAs associated with lowest minimum transmission power to access the communications channel concurrently with a fourth time interval being allocated by said another AP for a fourth group of STAs associated with highest minimum transmission power level needed by said another AP to communicate with said fourth group of STAs to access the communications channel.

US Pat. No. 10,342,037

RADIO RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN UPLINK TRANSPORT BLOCK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A radio receiver, comprising:a receiving stage configured to receive one of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) and a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH comprising an uplink grant;
a decoding stage comprising a physical layer (PHY) device, the PHY device configured to decode the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH and to derive a time budget from a decoded uplink grant, the decoding stage is configured to derive a reduced time budget for processing the uplink transport block from the time budget, the reduced time budget being smaller when the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH is the EPDCCH compared with when the one of the EPDCCH and PDCCH is the PDCCH;
a processing stage comprising a media access control layer (MAC) device, the MAC device configured to determine an amount of payload potentially generated for an uplink transport block based on the time budget, the PHY device configured to indicate the reduced time budget to the MAC device, the MAC device configured to process the uplink transport block based on the reduced time budget, and the processing stage to generate a payload section of the uplink transport block based on the determined amount of payload; and
an encoding stage configured to generate a padding section of the uplink transport block and to encode the uplink transport block comprising the payload section and the padding section.

US Pat. No. 10,342,028

ZIGBEE, THREAD AND BLE CO-EXISTENCE WITH 2.4 GHZ WIFI

Silicon Laboratories Inc....

1. A system comprising:a WIFI controller, comprising an aggregate request signal used as an input to request exclusive access to a shared medium and a grant signal used as an output indicating that the exclusive access to the shared medium has been granted;
a lower-power network controller, comprising a processing unit and an associated memory element, wherein the lower-power network controller is configured to assert a request signal if an incoming lower-power network packet is destined for this controller or if an outgoing lower-power network packet is to be transmitted; and
an early packet detection block to detect a lower-power network signal on the shared medium and assert a request signal for a predetermined duration in response to the detection, wherein the early packet detection block monitors phase, frequency and/or amplitude of signals on the shared medium to detect a lower-power network signal.

US Pat. No. 10,342,026

RATE MATCHING FOR A MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION CHANNEL IN TIME DIVISION DUPLEX

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An apparatus for transmitting data in a wireless communication system employing time division duplex, the apparatus comprising:a memory, which, in operation, stores a data block, the memory being operated as a circular buffer;
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the data block in a plurality of subframes including special subframes, a special subframe containing an uplink portion and a downlink portion separated from each other by a switching portion; and
circuitry, which, in operation, maps the stored data block onto the plurality of subframes using the circular buffer, wherein mapping of bits onto a first special subframe starts from a first position in the circular buffer, mapping of bits onto a second special subframe subsequent to the first special subframe starts from a second position in the circular buffer, and the second position is determined based on the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,342,014

METHOD OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATION WITH FLEXIBLE CAPACITY DISTRIBUTION BASED ON BEAM HOPPING AND ON A FRACTIONAL REUSE SCHEME

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method for dynamically allocating resources in a satellite network comprising at least one satellite configured to form a plurality of satellite beams and terminals, the method comprising steps executed by a network supervisor:a first step of clustering the beams into groups of beams on the basis of an item of information regarding overall loading of each of the beams,
a second step of allocating frequency resources to each of the groups of beams,
a third step of determining, within the beams of one and the same group and beams of different groups sharing common frequency resources, geographical zones in which these frequency resources can be used simultaneously,
a fourth step, carried out for each of the groups of beams on the basis of the overall loading of the beams and the geographical zones determined, of determining a hop frame, the said hop frame comprising first timeslots, in which the frequency resources are allocated to the whole set of terminals of one of the beams of the group of beams, and second timeslots, in which the frequency resources are allotted to a subset of terminals of at least one beam of the group of beams,
and steps executed by at least one controller which is associated with at least one of the satellite beams:
a fifth step, carried out for each of the beams, of identifying the said subset of terminals and of allocating to the terminals frequency resources associated with instants of sending in the timeslots of the hop frame,
a sixth step of uploading to the supervisor information relating to the overall loading of each of the beams associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,342,012

SELF-CONTAINED TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication in a synchronous network for a scheduling entity to communicate with a set of subordinate entities utilizing a time division duplex (TDD) carrier, wherein the TDD carrier comprises a plurality of subframes, the method comprising:providing a subframe structure for each of the plurality of subframes, the subframe structure comprising a control portion, a data portion, and an acknowledgement portion;
generating a subframe of the plurality of subframes by:
including scheduling information in the control portion of the subframe;
including data information corresponding to the scheduling information in the data portion of the subframe, wherein the data information is associated with the set of subordinate entities and includes all data packets scheduled in the control portion; and
including acknowledgement information corresponding to the data information in the acknowledgement portion of the subframe, wherein all of the data packets in the data portion are acknowledged in the acknowledgement portion and wherein the control portion, the data portion, and the acknowledgement portion are contained in the same subframe; and
transmitting the subframe between the scheduling entity and the set of subordinate entities.

US Pat. No. 10,342,010

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE RADIO RESOURCE OVERHEAD ASSOCIATED WITH INTERMITTENT TRAFFIC

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A Node B comprising:a receiver configured to receive a channel acquisition request from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU);
a transmitter configured to transmit a resource allocation to the WTRU, wherein the resource allocation includes a common Enhanced Dedicated Channel (E-DCH) resource;
the transmitter and the receiver configured to communicate with the WTRU using the common E-DCH resource; and
the transmitter configured to transmit a release command for releasing the common E-DCH resource on an E-DCH Absolute Grant Channel (E-AGCH).

US Pat. No. 10,342,009

FACILITATING PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL RESOURCE ELEMENT MAPPING INDICATOR

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
employing hybrid channel signaling between a base station device and a mobile device of mobile devices, wherein the employing comprises:
determining whether to override a first type of information transmitted for downlink channel signaling with a second type of information for the downlink channel signaling, wherein the first type of information is associated with a first physical resource block group of physical resource blocks for a first resource element mapping pattern for the mobile devices and wherein the second type of information is associated with a second physical resource block group of the physical resource blocks for a second resource element mapping pattern for a group of the mobile devices; and
transmitting the second type of information.

US Pat. No. 10,342,008

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) apparatus that is configured to communicate with a base station apparatus using a serving cell, the UE apparatus comprising:reception circuitry that receives a higher layer signalling; and
control channel processing circuitry that monitors a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) on the serving cell; wherein
the higher layer signaling includes at least an information element;
the information element specifies a PDCCH configuration for the serving cell;
the PDCCH configuration includes a frequency domain resource information indicating frequency domain resources for the PDCCH and a monitoring periodicity information indicating subframes for PDCCH monitoring configured as periodicity.

US Pat. No. 10,342,007

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FAST ASSISTIVE TRANSMISSION OPERATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor; and
a receiver; and
the receiver configured to receive a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of a first cell of a first network node and to receive a second PDCCH of a second cell of a second network node, wherein the first cell and the second cell have different carrier frequencies, wherein the first PDCCH is associated with a first radio network terminal identifier (RNTI) and includes a first modulation and coding set (MCS), wherein the second PDCCH is associated with a second RNTI and includes a second MCS, wherein the first and the second RNTI are different and the first and the second MCS are different;
the receiver is further configured to receive a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) of the first cell based on the first PDCCH and to receive a second PDSCH of the second cell based on the second PDCCH, wherein the reception of the first PDSCH and the second PDSCH overlap in time.

US Pat. No. 10,342,004

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING DCI FORMAT WHICH INCLUDES HARQ INFORMATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor;
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable to:
receive, by reception circuitry, a control channel including a Downlink Control Information (DCI) format; and
transmit, by transmission circuitry, a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH),
wherein the DCI format includes an uplink index and information for indicating a Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) process number,
the transmission circuitry, in a case that a first bit of the uplink index is set to 1, adjusts the PUSCH transmission to a first subframe,
the transmission circuitry, in a case that a second bit of the uplink index is set to 1, adjusts the PUSCH transmission to a second subframe, and
the HARQ process number of the PUSCH corresponding to the second bit is determined based on at least whether or not both the first bit and the second bit are set to 1 and the information for indicating the HARQ process number, wherein
in a case that both the first bit of the uplink index and the second bit of the uplink index are set to 1, the HARQ process number of the PUSCH corresponding to the second bit being a first value different from a second value is indicated by the information for indicating the HARQ process number, the first value is determined based on the second value.

US Pat. No. 10,342,002

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING WIRELESS SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first layer 1 (L1) information related to M (M?N) number of unlicensed band cells (UCells) to which a downlink resource is temporarily set among N number of UCells from an eNB;
receiving second L1 information related to a maximum number of K of UCells that the UE is able to aggregate;
aggregating all of the M number of UCells, when K is no less than M;
aggregating K number of UCells selected by the UE from the N number of UCells based on a predetermined rule, without an indication from the eNB related to the selected K number of UCells, when K is less than M; and
performing communication with the eNB using the aggregated UCells.

US Pat. No. 10,342,001

BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT HAVING ON-DEMAND SIGNALLING MECHANISM IN DIRECTIONAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A base stations, comprising:a transmitter;
a receiver; and
a processing circuit coupled to the transmitter and the receiver and is configured at least to:
transmit, via the transmitter, a service configuration to start an on-demand transmission;
configure a control signaling to schedule a schedulable resource based or the service configuration in response to starting the on-demand transmission; and
transmit, via the transmitter, the control signaling to an external base station for triggering reference signals of the external base station to transmit the scheduled schedulable resource, wherein the reference signals are aperiodic and directional:
wherein the service configuration indicates a user equipment (UE) to be scheduled for service,
wherein the control signaling comprises beam configuration and reference signal configuration for the UE,
wherein the reference signals are produced by the external base station according to the control signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,342,000

CONTROL INFORMATION SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

3. A method of sending control information comprising:obtaining a control information indication message from a first standard network, wherein the control information indication message is used to instruct a second standard network to substitutively send control information of the first standard network, and the control information indication message comprises a substitutively sending request message that carries substitutively sent content, or comprises the control information of the first standard network to be sent to a client over the first standard network, wherein the obtaining a control information indication message from a first standard network comprises:
receiving a network status parameter, wherein the network status parameter is periodically sent by an access point of the first standard network; and/or
detecting location information of the access point of the first standard network;
selecting the second standard network from one or more other networks that constitute a heterogeneous network with the first standard network; and
sending the control information indication message to the second standard network, wherein the second standard network is used to send the control information of the first standard network to the client according to the control information indication message, wherein the sending the control information indication message to the second standard network comprises:
sending the control information indication message to an access point of the second standard network in a preset cycle; or
sending the control information indication message to an access point of the second standard network after a control information indication message sending request sent by the access point of the second standard network is received.

US Pat. No. 10,341,999

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLEXING TRANSMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of transmitting a wireless frame over a wireless network, comprising:generating a first transmission control information for a first device in a HE-SIGB field of a preamble of the wireless frame, the first transmission control information indicating a first data transmission frequency range for transmitting data following the first transmission control information to the first device;
generating a second transmission control information for a second device in the HE-SIGB field, the second transmission control information indicating a second data transmission frequency range;
transmitting the wireless frame, wherein the transmission comprises:
transmitting at least a portion of the first transmission control information over a first frequency range while simultaneously transmitting at least a portion of the second transmission control information over a second frequency range that does not overlap with the first frequency range,
transmitting first data to the first device over the first data transmission frequency range according to the first transmission control information, the first data transmission frequency range being different than the first frequency range, and
transmitting second data to the second device over the second data transmission frequency range according to the second transmission control information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,997

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the BS to a user equipment (UE), downlink (DL) data; and
receiving, by the BS from the UE, hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) information bits for a plurality of serving cells based on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 3 as a response to the DL data,
wherein a repetition coding is applied to the HARQ information bits for the plurality of serving cells when a number of the HARQ information bits is less than a specific value M.

US Pat. No. 10,341,992

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING PILOT ON MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor operatively coupled to a transceiver, the processor and the transceiver configured to transmit a first physical random access channel (PRACH) preamble to a base station using a first beam at a first power level;
the processor and the transceiver further configured, on a condition that the transceiver receives an indication that the first PRACH preamble was received by the base station, to transmit data; and
the processor further configured, on a condition that the indication was not received, to select the first beam or a second beam to use for a second PRACH preamble, wherein the first and second beams are different beams, wherein:
the processor and transceiver are further configured, on a condition that the first beam is selected, to increase a transmission power level of the second PRACH preamble by a power ramp step to a second power level, and to transmit the second PRACH preamble using the first beam at the second power level; and
the processor and transceiver are further configured, on a condition that the second beam is selected, to not increase the transmission power level of the second PRACH preamble by the power ramp step, and to transmit the second PRACH preamble using the second beam.

US Pat. No. 10,341,985

AREA CALIBRATION AND BEAMFORMING REFINEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication for a wireless device, comprising:maintaining first information associated with a correlation between each of (1) a plurality of wireless device positions and wireless device orientations, and (2) a plurality of nodes, at least one subarray, and a corresponding beamforming direction;
transmitting the first information associated with the correlation to the plurality of nodes; and
determining, based on the first information, a first node of the plurality of nodes, a first subarray of the at least one subarray, and a first beamforming direction associated with a first position and a first orientation of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,962

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation at a wireless device configured for operation in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting a signal simultaneously from a group of physical antenna ports at the wireless device, based on associating disjoint frequency sub-bands with respective ones of the physical antenna ports, wherein the frequency sub-bands collectively span a frequency bandwidth and each physical antenna port supports transmission over the frequency bandwidth and has a per-port transmit power associated therewith, and allocating the per-port transmit power of each physical antenna port in the group only to frequency elements of the signal that fall within the frequency sub-band associated with the physical antenna port.

US Pat. No. 10,341,950

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCONTINUOUS TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION OPERATION FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN CELLULAR SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method performed by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving a data packet for the terminal from a base station;
determining that a first period of time passed after receiving the data packet without receiving any other data packet for the terminal;
determining that a value of a first timer is smaller than a first threshold value; and
repeating a first discontinuous reception (DRX) operation in response to the first period of time passing without receiving any other data packet for the terminal and the value of the first timer being smaller than the first threshold value,
wherein:
the first DRX operation comprises monitoring a downlink channel to detect presence of a first identifier during a first part of a first duration of time and not monitoring the downlink channel during a second part of the first duration of time,
the first identifier indicates that at least one data packet for the terminal will be transmitted,
the terminal repeats the first DRX operation during an active state, and
the terminal in the active state is capable of transmitting or receiving one or more data packets to or from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,914

ANTENNA SELECTION IN LTE/LTE-A NETWORKS WITH UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:monitoring, by a user equipment (UE), for a channel reserving signal from a plurality of transmission sources in communication with the UE, the channel reserving signal being transmitted in response to a successful clear carrier assessment (CCA); and
reassigning by the UE, from at least one radio access technology (RAT) of a first type to at least one other RAT of a second type different from the first type, one or more receive antennas assigned to one or more transmission sources of the plurality of transmission sources in response to detecting no channel reserving signal from the one or more transmission sources.

US Pat. No. 10,341,908

SEAMLESS ROAMING FOR CLIENTS BETWEEN ACCESS POINTS WITH WPA-2 ENCRYPTION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:storing, at a first access point of a plurality of access points, an encryption key for encrypted communication with a client device;
using the encryption key to perform encrypted communication between the first access point and the client device;
generating, at each particular access point of the plurality of access points, a particular connection score of a plurality of connection scores wherein each particular connection score is generated by the particular access point based on connection criteria and wherein the connection criteria is data that describes performance of the particular access point or communication between the particular access point and the client device;
receiving, at the first access point, the plurality of connection scores from the plurality of access points,
determining, at the first access point, that a connection score associated with a second access point of the plurality of access points exceeds the connection score associated with the first access point; and
in response to determining that the connection score associated with the second access point of the plurality of access points exceeds the connection score associated with the first access point:
halting encrypted communication between the first access point and the client device;
sending the encryption key from the first access point to the second access point; and
using the encryption key to perform encrypted communication between the second access point and the client device, wherein the method is performed using one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 10,341,903

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A SERVICE UNAVAILABLE THROUGH A NETWORK CELL

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for enabling user equipment (UE) to obtain a service unavailable through a first network cell, the method comprising:transmitting, by a UE, a first message including a request for the UE to access the service, wherein the service is a circuit-switched (CS) service; and
receiving, from the first network cell, a second message, wherein the second message identifies a plurality of second network cells providing the service, the second message includes system information of the plurality of second network cells, the system information identifies location areas of the plurality of second network cells, and the first network cell employs a different radio access technology (RAT) than the plurality of second network cells.

US Pat. No. 10,341,893

SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING PARALLEL MULTICAST MEASUREMENTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a wireless device for performing parallel multicast measurements, the method comprising:identifying, by the wireless device, a parallel multicast measurement capability of the wireless device, the parallel multicast measurement capability comprising a threshold value identifying a maximum number of parallel multicast measurements that are performed in parallel by the wireless device;
determining, by the wireless device, that the wireless device is configured to perform more parallel multicast measurements than the threshold value;
transmitting to a network node a message indicative of a need for a configuration;
receiving, from the network node, the configuration for performing parallel multicast measurements of a plurality of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) transmissions;
based on the configuration received from the network node, adapting a procedure for performing the parallel multicast measurements of the plurality of MBMS transmissions,
wherein the adapted procedure for performing the parallel multicast measurement of the plurality of MBMS transmissions results comprises:
determining that a total number of parallel multicast measurement is above a threshold and
identifying a subset of the total number of parallel multicast measurement for logging,
wherein the adapted procedure reduces a number of parallel multicast measurements performed or reduces a number of measurement results logged; and
performing a plurality of parallel multicast measurements of the plurality of MBMS transmissions in accordance with the adapted procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,341,891

USER EQUIPMENT ADAPTATION OF REPORTING TRIGGERS BASED ON ACTIVE SET SIZE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:storing in a memory of a user equipment (UE) an algorithm for triggering the UE to wirelessly send a cell measurement report, the algorithm utilizing an offset whose value is dependent on a number K of cells currently in the UE's active set of serving cells, where K is an integer greater than one and where the offset is used in a trigger event for determining when to trigger the cell measurement report;
implementing the algorithm at least by, for anytime the number K is changed, updating, autonomously by the UE and dependent on the determined number K of cells in the UE's active set, the offset;
the implementing determining to trigger by the trigger event the UE to send the cell measurement report based at least on the updated offset; and
the UE sending the cell measurement report in response to the trigger event.

US Pat. No. 10,341,874

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A base station apparatus that communicates with a terminal apparatus, the base station apparatus comprising:a transmission unit that transmits a downlink signal to the terminal apparatus by performing carrier aggregation using one primary cell and one or a plurality of secondary cells,
wherein the primary cell is a component carrier of a licensed band, and at least one secondary cell is a component carrier of an unlicensed band,
a frame of the component carrier of the licensed band includes a signal transmission period,
a frame of the component carrier of the unlicensed band includes a plurality of signal transmission periods and a sensing period during which the base station apparatus does not transmit a signal,
the sensing period is configured to be present between the signal transmission periods in the component carrier of the unlicensed band,
a total of the plurality of signal transmission periods and the sensing period in the component carrier of the unlicensed band is equal to or less than the signal transmission period in the component carrier of the licensed band,
the component carrier of the unlicensed band includes a plurality of frame structures, and
priorities are configured for the plurality of frame structures.

US Pat. No. 10,341,871

SIM LEVEL MOBILE SECURITY

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

1. One or more non-transitory computer storage devices storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause one or more processors to perform acts comprising:receiving a service request to perform a security function that affects a service provided to a first mobile device by a telecommunication network,
wherein the service is provided by the telecommunication network to the first mobile device based on a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, and
wherein the service request is responsive to a determination that the SIM card has been removed from a second mobile device;
receiving a geolocation of the first mobile device and locations included in a database of locations stored in the first mobile device;
determining, based at least in part on the geolocation and the locations, a nearest location for returning the first mobile device;
sending an activation command that triggers the first mobile device to display information that indicates the nearest location for returning the first mobile device; and
performing the security function that affects the service provided to the first mobile device in response to determining that at least one of a plurality of preconditions are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,341,859

METHOD AND DEVICE OF GENERATING A KEY FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A FIRST USER EQUIPMENT AND A SECOND USER EQUIPMENT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method of generating a key for device-to-device communication between a first user equipment and a second user equipment, comprising:receiving, at a first radio access node, a request for device-to-device key generation from the first user equipment which is served by the first radio access node;
determining, at the first radio access node, whether the second user equipment is served by the first radio access node;
when it is determined that the second user equipment is served by the first radio access node,
generating, at the first radio access node, a first random number and a second random number,
generating, at the first radio access node, a first device-to-device key based on the first random number and a second device-to-device key based on the second random number,
sending, at the first radio access node, the first device-to-device key and the second random number to the second user equipment, wherein the second random number is used by the second user equipment to generate the second device-to-device key, and the first device-to-device key is used with the generated second device-to-device key to generate a third device-to-device key, and
sending, at the first radio access node, the second device-to-device key and the first random number to the first user equipment, wherein the first random number is used by the first user equipment to generate the first device-to-device key, and the second device-to-device key is used with the generated first device-to-device key to generate the third device-to-device key; and
when it is determined that the second user equipment is not served by the first radio access node,
determining, at the first radio access node, a second radio access node which serves the second user equipment,
generating, at the first radio access node, a first random number,
generating, at the first radio access node, a first device-to-device key based on the first random number,
sending, at the first radio access node, the first device-to-device key to the second radio access node,
receiving, at the first radio access node, a second device-to-device key from the second radio access node, and
sending, at the first radio access node, the second device-to-device key and the first random number to the first user equipment, wherein the first random number is used by the first user equipment to generate the first device-to-device key, and the second device-to-device key is used with the generated first device-to-device key to generate a third device-to-device key.

US Pat. No. 10,341,781

DOUBLE RING RADIATOR AND DUAL CO-AX DRIVER

TYMPHANY HK LIMITED, Wan...

1. A loudspeaker comprising:a driver, the driver comprising:
an inner magnet disposed within a housing of the loudspeaker;
an outer magnet disposed within the housing radially outward of the inner magnet;
an inner voice coil having a first diameter;
an outer voice coil having a second diameter, the second diameter being larger than the first diameter;
wherein poles of the inner and outer magnets are oppositely disposed;
wherein the inner magnet is configured to contribute only to a magnetic circuit of the inner voice coil; wherein the outer magnet is configured to contribute to the magnetic circuit of the inner voice coil and to a magnetic circuit of the outer voice coil;
the loudspeaker further comprising:
a yolk having a generally U-shaped cross-section disposed at a rear of the driver;
a frame secured to the yolk;
a diaphragm connected to the frame and extending across a front of the driver; and
a phase plug disposed centrally at the front of the driver and protruding therefrom,
wherein the diaphragm is said connected to the frame at a periphery of the loudspeaker and is also connected centrally to the phase plug.

US Pat. No. 10,341,726

VIDEO SENDER AND VIDEO RECEIVER

Toshiba Visual Solutions ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a storage configured to store information including categories of video data in association with which one of a color signal and a frame rate takes precedence over the other;
a receiver configured to receive content information including a category of the video data output by another apparatus;
a controller configured to select one of the color signal and the frame rate of the video data to be received, having a higher priority than the other on the basis of the received content information and the stored information in the storage; and
a transmitter configured to transmit specific information regarding the one of the color signal and the frame rate selected by the controller to the other apparatus via a digital interface compliant with an HDMI standard, the digital interface comprising a channel 0, a channel 1, and a channel 2 of the HDMI standard, the specific information differing from extended display identification data (EDID) of the HDMI standard, wherein
the receiver is configured to receive the video data with 4:2:0 format from the other apparatus via the digital interface when the frame rate has a higher priority than the color signal, the video data with the 4:2:0 format comprising four Y components and two C components for four pixels, by receiving the two C components via only the channel 0 at a same clock period and receiving the four Y components via only both the channel 1 and the channel 2 at the same clock period.

US Pat. No. 10,341,713

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a content management device and from a user device, a first media control request while a first content item is being outputted for display, wherein the first media control request comprises an identifier that identifies the first content item;
determining, by the content management device, a time point of the first content item associated with the first media control request;
determining, by the content management device, a second content item based on:
the time point of the first content item associated with the first media control request,
the first content item, and
a requested viewing speed associated with the first media control request; and
causing, by the content management device, simultaneous display of the first content item and the second content item by the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,711

REMOTE CONTROLLER DEVICE WITH ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMING GUIDE AND VIDEO DISPLAY

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A remote controller device operable to control a television, the remote controller device comprising:a remote controller display screen, wherein the remote controller display screen is a touch screen: and
a processor in communication with the remote controller display screen and configured to:
concurrently display on the remote controller display screen a first item of video content in real time, wherein an area of the remote controller display screen consisting of the display of the first item of video content is a video content display area of the remote controller display screen, metadata of the first item of video content, and available programming content information of other items of video content that can be displayed on the television and are different from the first item of video content, wherein the first item of video content is displayed while the television is concurrently displaying in real time the first item of video content,
receive a first user command for preliminarily selecting a second item of video content that is different from the first item of video content being displayed on the television, the first user command comprising the user touching only a second item area of the remote controller display screen, wherein the second item area is different from the video content display area and corresponds to the second item of video content,
receive the second item of video content in response to the first user command, in response to the first user command and while the television continues to display the first item of video content, replace the first item of video content displayed on the remote controller display screen with the second item of video content, wherein the second item of video content is displayed concurrently with the available programming content of the video content that can be displayed on the television and the metadata of the first item of video content,
after replacing the first item of video content displayed on the video content display area with the second item of video content in response to the first user command selecting the second item area, receive a second user command for finally selecting the second item of video content, the second user command comprising touching by the user of only the second item of video content of the video content display area of the remote controller display screen while the second item of video content is displayed on the video content display area of the remote controller display screen, and
in response to the second user command transmit to the television a selection command that causes the television to display the second item of video content on the television.

US Pat. No. 10,341,710

PROGRAM RECORDING METHOD AND DEVICE, AND SET TOP BOX

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A program recording method, comprising:acquiring, by a set top box, first Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information of a Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) and second EPG information of an Over-The-Top (OTT) service;
selecting a program to be recorded from a program list integrated with the first EPG information and the second EPG information, and determining a program type of the program to be recorded; and
recording the program to be recorded according to the determined program type
wherein recording the program to be recorded according to the determined program type comprises:
when it is determined that the program to be recorded pertains to a DVB television program, recording the program to be recorded by using a Local Personal Video Recorder (LPVR) manner;
when it is determined that the program to be recorded pertains to an OTT network video television program, recording the program to be recorded by using a Network Personal Video Recorder (NPVR) manner; and
when it is determined that the program to be recorded pertains to a DVB television program and an OTT network video television program simultaneously, recording the program to be recorded by using an NPVR manner.

US Pat. No. 10,341,697

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Gracenote, Inc., Emeryvi...

1. A method comprising:accessing, at a media system, a sequence of media content;
accessing, at the media system, replacement media content, wherein the replacement media content is selected based on at least a portion of the sequence of media content; and
causing presentation of a displayed sequence of media content that includes at least a portion of the sequence of media content and at least a portion of the replacement media content, the presentation of the displayed sequence of media content including:
interrupting the at least the portion of the replacement media content by causing presentation of a further sequence of media content in response to a first request received during the presentation of the at least the portion of the replacement media content, the further sequence of media content being presented without presenting the replacement media content;
if a second request is received within a predetermined time of the first request, resuming presentation of the replacement media content in response to the second request; and
if the second request is received outside the predetermined time of the first request, presenting the sequence of media content responsive to the second request,
wherein the predetermined time is related to a duration of the replacement media content.

US Pat. No. 10,341,681

3D-VIDEO CODEC SUPPORTING INTER-COMPONENT PREDICTION

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. 3D video decoder comprisinga video decoding core configured to decode a sequence of layers of a video from a data stream using intra-layer prediction, each layer representing depth or texture of a respective one of a plurality of views, the video decoding core supporting, for layers representing texture, inter-view texture prediction from layers representing texture of a different view and depth-to-texture prediction from layers representing depth,
an inter-component prediction switch configured to
read a first parameter set from the data stream, the first parameter set relating to a temporal portion of the video relating to a timestamp of a current picture, and derive therefrom, for a current picture of a current layer which represents texture, a texture reference layer set of layers representing texture,
read a second parameter set from the data stream, the second parameter set relating to the current picture or a portion of the current picture, and derive therefrom, for coding units within the current picture or the portion of the current picture, a selected texture reference layer set of layers representing texture from the texture reference layer set,
if an intersection of
a potentially available set of layers representing depth of views the texture of which is represented by any of the selected texture reference layer set, on the one hand and
a depth reference layer set of layers representing depth determined by the first parameter set, on the other hand
equals the potentially available set, then read a flag from the data stream, the flag relating to the current picture or the portion of the current picture and indicating whether the depth-to-texture prediction is enabled or disabled for the coding units within the current picture or the portion of the current picture, and
if the intersection is unequal to the potentially available set, then infer the flag relating to the coding units within the current picture or the portion of the current picture as indicating that the depth-to-texture prediction is disabled for the coding units,
wherein the video decoding core is configured to be responsive to the flag in order to, depending on the flag, apply or not apply depth-to-texture prediction for a current coding unit among the coding units within the current picture or the portion of the current picture.

US Pat. No. 10,341,661

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENCODING/DECODING IMAGES

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of encoding a video using an encoding apparatus, the method comprising:obtaining, using the encoding apparatus, transform coefficients of a current block by performing inverse-quantization on quantized transform coefficients of the current block;
obtaining, using the encoding apparatus, a residual sample of the current block by performing an inverse-transform on the transform coefficients of the current block based on a transform type of the current block;
obtaining, using the encoding apparatus, a prediction sample of the current block;
reconstructing, using the encoding apparatus, a reconstructed sample of the current block using the residual sample and the prediction sample; and
encoding using the encoding apparatus, a first information indicating whether the residual sample for the current block is present and a second information indicating whether the inverse-transform is performed on the residual sample of the current block,
wherein the transform type is determined to be a Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) or a Discrete Sine Transform (DST),
wherein in response to a size of the current block not being equal to 4×4, the transform type is determined to be the DCT, and
wherein the transform type is determined independently of an intra prediction mode of the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,341,634

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING IMAGE DISPARITY

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of acquiring an image disparity by one or more hardware processors, the method comprising:acquiring, from dynamic vision sensors, a first image having a first view of an object and a second image having a second view of the object;
calculating a cost within a preset disparity range of an event of first image and a corresponding event of the second image, wherein the event of the first image and the corresponding event of the second image are generated when an intensity of lighting is greater than a preset threshold;
calculating an intermediate disparity of the event of the first image and an intermediate disparity of the event of the second image based on the cost;
determining whether the event of the first image is a matched event based on the intermediate disparity of the event of the first image and the intermediate disparity of the event of the second image; and
in response to the event of the first image being determined as the matched event, predicting optimal disparities of all events of the first image based on the intermediate disparity of the event of the first image.

US Pat. No. 10,341,623

OPTICAL PROJECTION SYSTEM AND ENERGY CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR USING SELECTION UNIT

Coretronic Corporation, ...

1. An optical projection system, comprising:a light source module capable of emitting at least one light beam;
an optical engine for receiving the light beam and modulating the light beam according to at least one image signal to form an image beam;
a thermoelectric generator for absorbing heat in the optical projection system and converting the heat into electrical energy;
a storage unit for storing the electrical energy, wherein a state of charge of the storage unit is allowed to reach at least a first level or a second level, and the second level is larger than the first level;
a first electronic device and a second electronic device for receiving the electrical energy stored in the storage unit, wherein the first electronic device has a first threshold voltage, the second electronic device has a second threshold voltage, the first threshold voltage is a minimum voltage required to make the first electronic device operable, the second threshold voltage is a minimum voltage required to make the second electronic device operable, and the second threshold voltage is larger than the first threshold voltage; and
a selection unit, wherein the selection unit outputs a first selection signal to the storage unit to turn on the first electronic device having the first threshold voltage when the state of charge of the storage unit reaches the first level and turn on the second electronic device having the second threshold voltage when the state of charge of the storage unit reaches the second level, and the selection unit outputs a second selection signal to the storage unit to selectively shut down at least one of the first electronic device and the second electronic device according to (1) the state of charge of the storage unit and (2) the first threshold voltage of the first electronic device and the second threshold voltage of the second electronic device, wherein the second electronic device with the second threshold voltage is set by the selection unit to have higher priority to be shut down over the first electronic device with the first threshold voltage when the first electronic device and the second electronic device are in an operating state simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,341,594

LIGHT FIELD CAPTURE CONTROL METHODS AND APPARATUSES, LIGHT FIELD CAPTURE DEVICES

BEIJING ZHIGU TECH CO., L...

1. A light field capture control method, comprising:acquiring depth information of a to-be-shot scene;
determining target pixel density distribution information of an image sensor of a light field camera according to the depth information;
adjusting pixel density distribution of the image sensor according to the target pixel density distribution information; and
performing, by the adjusted image sensor, light field capture of the to-be-shot scene,
wherein determining target pixel density distribution information according to the depth information comprises:
performing regional division on the to-be-shot scene in a depth of field (DOF) direction according to the depth information; and
determining the target pixel density distribution information according to a result of the regional division, wherein in the target pixel density distribution information, target pixel density distribution corresponding to at least two different regions divided varies.

US Pat. No. 10,341,566

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING A DIGITAL GRADUATED FILTER FOR AN IMAGING APPARATUS

CLEAR IMAGING RESEARCH, L...

1. A method for use in an imaging device for capturing an image of a high-dynamic range subject, the method including:displaying a preview of the subject to be captured in a display of the device;
capturing multiple images of the subject by the device, each image comprising parts of highlights and parts of shadows;
determining a light intensity dynamic range for parts of the subject;
determining number of images to be combined to form parts of a final image based, at least in part, on the dynamic range of the parts of the subject;
combining the multiple images to form a final image, wherein the combining includes the determined number of images to be combined to form different parts of the final image;
displaying the final image in the display of the device; and
storing the final image.

US Pat. No. 10,341,554

METHOD FOR CONTROL OF CAMERA MODULE BASED ON PHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A portable communication device, comprising:a touchscreen display disposed in a front surface of the portable communication device;
a fingerprint sensor disposed in a rear surface of the portable communication device;
an image sensor; and
a processor adapted to:
display, via the touchscreen display, a preview image being obtained via the image sensor;
receive, via the fingerprint sensor, a user input while the preview image is displayed; and
perform photographing of a panorama image based at least in part on the user input, the performing including:
displaying a guide indication indicative of a specified direction;
capturing, using the image sensor, a plurality of images based at least in part on a determination that a movement of the portable communication device corresponds to the specified direction; and
generating the panorama image using the plurality of images.

US Pat. No. 10,341,523

PRINTER AND CONTROL METHOD OF A PRINTER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printer comprising:a carriage configured to support and move a printhead;
a camera attached to the carriage and configured to photograph an image printed by the printhead;
an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust an installation position of the camera; and
a processor configured to control to move the carriage to a position of a predetermined specific mark, photograph the specific mark by the camera, and based on a photographed image of the specific mark, adjust an installation position of the camera by the adjustment mechanism,
wherein the processor is further configured to control the adjustment mechanism and adjust an installation position of the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,341,514

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a scanner unit which reads an original to obtain an image;
a display unit which displays a setting screen of a job for performing setting of a plurality of setting items related to the job;
a memory that stores, in association with identification information about a user, setting values of the setting items related to the set job in accordance with logout of the user who has logged in to the image processing apparatus; and
a control unit configured to perform control so as to read the setting values stored in the memory and display, on the display, the setting screen of the job to which the setting values are restored while a user having logged out logs in again,
wherein the setting items include a transmission destination to which the image obtained by reading the original is transmitted, and the control unit does not restore, to the setting screen, a transmission destination set when the user logs out, and
wherein the control unit is implemented by at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,341,497

AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION OF COMMUNICATION APP ON USER DEVICE UPON ARRIVAL AT HOSPITALITY ESTABLISHMENT

Bullhead Innovations Ltd....

1. An association server in a communication system, the association server comprising:a communication port;
a storage device storing a plurality of software instructions; and
one or more processors coupled to the communication port and the storage device;
wherein, by the one or more processors executing the software instructions loaded from the storage device, the one or more processors are thereby configured to:
receive a device identifier of a user device;
search a device-to-token database in order to determine whether the device identifier is currently associated with any device communication token; and
in response to determining that the device identifier is associated with a device communication token, create a communication account for the user device on a communication server, and send a login credential for the communication account to the user device in a message transmitted via a message server, the message being addressed by the device communication token to a predetermined application installed on the user device;
wherein the communication server is a session initiation protocol (SIP) server providing SIP phone services;
the predetermined application on the user device is a SIP client allowing a user of the user device to place phone calls via the communication server;
the predetermined application on the user device receives the message from the message server, and thereafter automatically logs in to the communication server according to the login credential included in the message;
when creating the communication account for the user device on the communication server, the one or more processors are further configured to associate a temporary phone extension with the communication account;
the communication server notifies the predetermined application on the user device when an incoming phone call is directed to the temporary phone extension; and
the predetermined application on the user device further allows the user to receive the incoming phone call directed to the temporary phone extension.

US Pat. No. 10,341,468

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A PORTABLE DATA TERMINAL AND A SERVER

INTERMEC IP CORP., Fort ...

1. A method on a portable data terminal for communicating with a server, the method comprising:identifying one or more mobile applications on a portable data terminal sending a request for communication between the portable data terminal and a server, wherein the communication is provided by a data service residing on the portable data terminal;
associating a process number to the request from each of the identified one or more mobile applications, wherein the process number is associated with a plug-in executable on the server such that each of the one or more mobile applications has an associated plug-in executable at the server;
transmitting the request along with the associated process number to a gateway connected to the server; and
establishing communication between the one or more mobile applications and the associated plug-in on the server using communication paths controlled by the data service.

US Pat. No. 10,341,452

METHOD, APPARATUS AND NETWORK FOR MULTI-DOMAIN CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

Tata Communications (Amer...

1. A conference management system in a first telecommunications network comprising:a transmitter that is configured to transmit a first message to a data-processing system, wherein the first message specifies a subscription to events that involve a predetermined set of entities;
a receiver that is configured to receive a second message from the data-processing system specifying that a first conference is starting, wherein the first conference involves the predetermined set of entities identified in the first message transmitted to the data-processing system;
the transmitter being further configured to transmit a third message to a third data processing system in a second telecommunications network upon the receipt of the second message by the receiver, wherein the third message specifies to the third data-processing system to monitor for activities related to the first conference, and wherein the first and second telecommunications networks are managed by different service providers; and
a processor that is configured to:
coordinate, based on a fourth message being received from the third data processing system subsequent to the transmitting of the third message and that specifies the first conference, the establishing of a communications link between a first bridging device in the first telecommunications network and a second bridging device in the second telecommunications network, wherein the first and second bridging devices are being used by the first conference, and
determine a second conference identification (ID) in response to the receiving of the second message, wherein the first conference is identified by a first conference ID in the second message, and wherein the second conference ID serves to identify the first conference to the third data-processing system.

US Pat. No. 10,341,451

CLOUD ORIENTED STREAM SCHEDULING METHOD BASED ON ANDROID PLATFORM

CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY,...

1. A cloud-oriented stream scheduling method based on an Android platform, comprising the following steps:a first step of building a cloud-oriented stream scheduling system based on an Android platform,
wherein the system comprises two layers, one of the two layers is a cloud management service subsystem operated on a cloud server, another of the two layers is a core scheduling routine and an application (App) management routine operated in a mobile terminal device; the cloud management service subsystem provides services of application download, scheduling strategy access, user configuration access, and user App status access for all mobile terminal devices connected to the cloud management service subsystem in a parallel manner, and a data center database is installed on the cloud management service subsystem; the cloud management service subsystem obtains access information needed in a mobile terminal device access operation by querying the data center database;
wherein the data center database further comprises four data tables corresponding to four services of the cloud management service subsystem, the four data tables includes: an application data table, wherein each table item of the application data table is entitled an App classification identifier, an App identifier, and an App installation package; a scheduling strategy data table, wherein each table item of the scheduling strategy data table is entitled a user type identifier, and a scheduling strategy information; a user configuration data table, wherein each table item of the user configuration data table is entitled a user identifier, and a user configuration information; an user App status data table, wherein each table item of the user App status data table is entitled the user identifier, the App identifier, and a user App status information;
wherein the App classification identifier indicates a class an App belongs to; the App identifier is a unique identifier to indicate a kind of the App; an App package file is stored in the App installation package; the user type identifier indicates a type of a user, wherein users of the same type have the same scheduling strategy; the user identifier is a unique identifier indicating the user of the mobile terminal device;
wherein the scheduling strategy information comprises a display strategy, a timed task strategy, an operation mode strategy, and a status saving strategy of the App; the display strategy is a list of N1 records, the content of each of the N1 records includes the App identifier, and a display manner; the display manner indicates an App display order corresponding to the App identifier and the display manner is one selected from the group consisting of “fixed”, “dynamically adjusted” and “preferential”; and N1 is equal to the number of applications controlled by the display strategy; the timed task strategy is a list of M records, the content of each of the M records includes the App identifier, and an operation time; the App corresponding to the App identifier will operate automatically within a time specified by the operation time, and M is equal to the number of applications controlled by the timed task strategy; the operation mode strategy is a list of K records, the contents of each of the K records include the App identifier, and an operation mode; the operation mode indicates that the App corresponding to the App identifier is one-off “stream execution”, “uninstallation prohibited” resident in system, or “dynamically uninstallation” determined by the core scheduling routine, and K is equal to the number of the applications controlled by the operation mode strategy; the status saving strategy is a list with L records, the content of each of the L records include the App identifier, and a whether to save indicator; the whether to save indicator indicates whether the status information of the App corresponding to the App identifier needs to be uploaded to the cloud management service subsystem before uninstallation and whether the status information of the App corresponding to the App identifier is needed to be downloaded and restored to a mobile smart terminal currently used by a user after installation, and L is equal to the number of the applications controlled by the status saving strategy;
wherein the user configuration information is a data list with N2 records, the content of each of the N2 records includes the App identifier, an application usage frequency, and an application display order; the application usage frequency records an average daily usage frequency of the application corresponding to the App identifier after the App is installed, and the application display order indicates the order and the location that the App is displayed in the display list, N2 is equal to the number of applications that have been installed in the mobile terminal device used by the user;
Wherein the user App status information is a file that stores the content related to status and configuration of the App corresponding to the App identifier used by the user corresponding to the user identifier;
wherein the core scheduling routine and the App management routine is running on each of the mobile terminal devices, wherein the core scheduling routine provides a plurality of functions including a scheduling strategy processing, a silent installation or an App uninstallation, and a dynamic App adjustment, and performs a specific scheduling task of stream computing; the App management routine provides a plurality of functions including a user configuration processing, an App integration and display, and an App pre-processing before the installation and the uninstallation, including a plurality of functions such as an apk installation file downloading, a user App status information downloading, and a user App status information uploading;
wherein an HTTP protocol is used between the cloud management service subsystem and each of the core scheduling routine and the App management routine for allowing a communication, and an Android internal broadcast mechanism is used between the core scheduling routine and the App management routine for allowing the communication to asynchronously implement a plurality of internal functions in a message-driven manner;
wherein the cloud management service subsystem further comprises a global application management module, a scheduling strategy management module, a user configuration management module, and a user App status management module; the core scheduling routine further comprises a terminal strategy processing module, an App silent operation module, and an application dynamic scheduling module; the App management routine further comprises a terminal configuration processing module, an application preprocessing module, and an App integration display module;
wherein, the global application management module is connected to the application preprocessing module, the App integration display module, and the data center database; the global application management module receives a request for downloading an application installation package with the App identifier as a parameter sent by the application preprocessing module, finds an App installation package URL corresponding to the App identifier from the Application data table, and sends an App installation package corresponding to the App installation package URL to the Application preprocessing module; the global application management module also receives the request for downloading an App list with the App classification identifier as a parameter sent by the App integration display module, and finds all Apps belonging to the App classification identifier from the application data table to form the App list, and sends the App list to the App integration display module, wherein the App list includes two pieces of information, the two pieces of information includes the App identifier in the application data table and the App classification identifier;
wherein the scheduling strategy management module is connected to the terminal strategy processing module and the data center database; the scheduling strategy management module receives are quest for downloading a scheduling strategy with the App type identifier as a parameter sent by the terminal strategy processing module, finds scheduling strategy information corresponding to the user type identifier from the scheduling strategy data table, and sends the scheduling strategy information corresponding to the user type identifier to the terminal strategy processing module;
wherein the user configuration management module is connected to the terminal configuration processing module and the data center database; the user configuration management module receives a request for downloading user configuration information with the user identifier as the parameter sent by the terminal configuration processing module, finds user configuration information corresponding to the user identifier from the user configuration data table, and sends the user configuration information corresponding to the user identifier to the terminal configuration processing module; the user configuration management module also receives a request for uploading user configuration information with the user identifier and the user configuration information corresponding to the user identifier as the parameters sent by the terminal configuration processing module, and saves the user configuration information corresponding to the user identifier into the a table item corresponding to the user identifier in the user configuration data table;
wherein the user App status management module is connected to the application preprocessing module and the data center database; the user App status management module receives a request for downloading user App status information with the user identifier and the App identifier as parameters sent by the application preprocessing module, finds the user App status information corresponding to the user identifier and the App identifier from the user App status data table, and sends the user App status information corresponding to the user identifier and the App identifier to the application preprocessing module; the user App status management module also receives a request for uploading the user App status information with the user identifier, the App identifier, and the user App status information corresponding to the user identifier and the App identifier as parameters sent by the application preprocessing module, and saves the user App status information corresponding to the user identifier and the App identifier into a table item corresponding to the user identifier and the App identifier in the user App status data table;
wherein the terminal strategy processing module is connected to the scheduling strategy management module, the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module; the terminal strategy processing module sends a request for downloading a scheduling strategy with the user type identifier as a parameter to the scheduling strategy management module periodically or after receiving a request for downloading a scheduling strategy sent by the terminal configuration processing module, receives scheduling strategy information returned by the scheduling strategy management module, analyzes the scheduling strategy information returned by the scheduling strategy management module to obtain the display strategy, the timed task strategy, the operation mode strategy, and the status saving strategy of the App, and saves these strategies in the mobile terminal device to which the terminal strategy processing module belongs; the terminal strategy processing module also receives a request for querying an App status saving strategy with the App identifier as a parameter sent by the terminal configuration processing module, the terminal strategy processing module finds the App status saving strategy of an application corresponding to the App identifier from a status saving strategy of the scheduling strategy information, and sends the App status saving strategy to the terminal configuration processing module;
wherein the App silent operation module is connected to the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module for completing an installation and uninstallation task of an application in a background without disturbing the user's use, the App silent operation module receives a request for installing the App silently with a local installation package path as a parameter sent by the application dynamic scheduling module or the terminal configuration processing module, and completes a silent installation task by obtaining an installation package file to be installed through the local installation package path; the App silent operation module also receives a request for uninstalling the App silently with a to-be-uninstalled App identifier as a parameter sent by the application dynamic scheduling module, and completes a silent uninstallation task according to an obtained to-be-uninstalled App identifier;
wherein the application dynamic scheduling module is connected to the terminal strategy processing module, the App silent operation module, the application preprocessing module, and the App integration display module; during an operating process of the mobile terminal device, the application dynamic scheduling module periodically completes an application dynamic scheduling task according to the display strategy, the timed task strategy, the operation mode strategy, and the status saving strategy of the App stored in the current mobile terminal device by the terminal strategy processing module with reference to a performance and security requirement of the mobile terminal device, the application dynamic scheduling module sends a request for installing the App silently with the local installation package path as a parameter to the App silent operation module to trigger the App silent operation module to complete an installation task; the application dynamic scheduling module sends a request for uninstalling the App silently with the to-be-uninstalled App identifier as a parameter to the App silent operation module to trigger the App silent operation module to complete an uninstallation task; the application dynamic scheduling module sends a request for obtaining the application installation package with the App identifier as a parameter to the application preprocessing module to obtain the application installation package returned by the application preprocessing module; the application dynamic scheduling module sends a request for saving the user App status information with the App identifier as a parameter to the application preprocessing module to trigger the application preprocessing module to save the user App status information of the application corresponding to the App identifier of the user using a current mobile terminal device; the application dynamic scheduling module sends a request for recovering the user App status information with the App identifier as a parameter to the application preprocessing module to trigger the application preprocessing module to recover the user App status information of the application corresponding to the App identifier of the user using the current mobile terminal device; the application dynamic scheduling module sends a request for updating the display list of the applications to the App integration display module to trigger the App integration display module to update the display list of the applications of the current mobile terminal device; the application dynamic scheduling module also sends a request for adjusting an App list order with the App identifier as a parameter to the App integration display module to trigger the App integration display module to adjust a display order of an application corresponding to the App identifier in the display list of the applications of the current mobile terminal device;
wherein the terminal configuration processing module is connected to the user configuration management module, the terminal strategy processing module, the App silent operation module, the application preprocessing module and the App integration display module; the terminal configuration processing module periodically sends a request for uploading the user configuration information with the user identifier and the user configuration information as parameters to the user configuration management module to send the user configuration information to the cloud server; when the user is binding with the mobile terminal device, the terminal configuration processing module sends a request for downloading the scheduling strategy to the terminal strategy processing module, sends a request for updating a global App list to the App integration display module, sends a request for downloading the user configuration information with the user identifier as a parameter to the user configuration management module, receives and analyzes the user configuration information returned by the user configuration management module to obtain a list of installed App on other mobile terminal devices having been used by the user, and then installs an application corresponding to each record in the list of installed App; the terminal configuration processing module sends a request for querying the App status saving strategy with the App identifier as a parameter to the terminal strategy processing module to obtain the App status saving strategy returned by the terminal strategy processing module; if the App status saving strategy requires recovering the user App status information, a request for recovering the user App status information is sent to the application preprocessing module; the terminal configuration processing module sends a request for obtaining the application installation package with the App identifier as a parameter to the application preprocessing module to obtain the installation package path returned by the application preprocessing module, and uses the installation package path as a parameter to send a request for App silent installation to the App silent operation module; the terminal configuration processing module sends a request for updating the display list of the applications to the App integration display module to trigger the App integration display module to update the display list of the applications;
wherein the application preprocessing module is connected to the global application management module, the user App status management module, the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module; the application preprocessing module receives a request for obtaining the application installation package with the App identifier as a parameter sent by the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module, uses the App identifier in the request for obtaining application installation package as the parameter to send a request for downloading the application installation package to the global application management module, and then saves the application installation package returned from the global application management module as a local application installation package and returns the local application installation package back to the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module; the application preprocessing module receives a request for recovering the user App status information with the App identifier as a parameter sent by the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module, uses the App identifier in the request for recovering the user App status information and the user identifier of the user using the current mobile terminal device as parameters to send the request for downloading the user App status information with the user identifier and the App identifier as the parameters to the user App status management module, and recovers the user App status information to the current mobile terminal device after receiving the user App status information returned from the user App status management module; the application preprocessing module also receives the request for saving the user App status information with the App identifier as a parameter sent by the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module, obtains the App status information of a designated App identifier from the mobile terminal device, and sends the request for uploading the user App status information with the user identifier, the App identifier, and the user App status information as parameters to the user App status management module;
wherein the App integration display module is connected to the global application management module, the application dynamic scheduling module, and the terminal configuration processing module; the App integration display module is used for integrating and displaying the applications installed on the mobile terminal device and an available App list obtained from the global application management module on the same interface of the mobile terminal device and providing the user with a unified and consistent view and an operation entry for the application; the App integration display module sends a request for downloading the App list with the App classification identifier as a parameter to the global application management module periodically or after receiving the request for updating the global App list sent by the terminal configuration processing module, obtains the available App list from the global application management module saves the available App list in the mobile terminal device, and the App list and an installed App list of the mobile terminal device are combined to be displayed in the display list of the applications of the mobile terminal device to provide the user an interface for running the applications; the App integration display module also receives the request for updating the application display list sent by the application dynamic scheduling module and the terminal configuration processing module, and the installed App list of the mobile terminal device and the App list obtained from the global application management module and stored in the current mobile terminal device are combined to be displayed on the display list of the applications of the mobile terminal device; the App integration display module also receives the request for adjusting the App list order with the App identifier as a parameter sent by the application dynamic scheduling module, adjusts the application corresponding to the App identifier in the display list of the applications of the mobile terminal device is adjusted to display to a front end of the application display list of the mobile terminal device, and display the application;
a second step of activating the cloud management service subsystem and initializing the data center database;
wherein a system administrator adds application information to the application data table, adds the scheduling strategy information of different types of users to the scheduling strategy data table, and adds the user and default user configuration information to the user configuration data table through the global application management module, and initializes the user App status data table to be void to get a data support ready for all of the mobile terminal devices;
a third step of operating the mobile terminal devices in parallel under a support of the cloud-oriented stream scheduling system based on a customized Android platform, comprising the following steps:
3.1 the terminal configuration processing module authenticating a binding status of the mobile terminal device by local status information of the mobile terminal device; wherein the binding status of the mobile terminal device being “bound” means that a user has logged on to use the mobile terminal device, and the binding status being “unbound” means that the user has not logged on to use the mobile terminal device; the core scheduling routine and the App management routine operated on the mobile terminal device can obtain the user identifier and the user type identifier of a current user by the local status information of the mobile terminal device; if the current mobile terminal device is at an “unbound” status, going to 3.2, if the current mobile terminal device is in a “bound” status, going to 3.3 directly;
3.2 the terminal configuration processing module receiving user identifier information from a keyboard or a touch screen and binding with the mobile terminal device, wherein 3.2 further comprises the following steps:
3.2.1 the terminal configuration processing module sending the request for downloading the user configuration information with the user identifier as a parameter to the user configuration management module to obtain the user configuration information returned by the user configuration management module;
3.2.2 the terminal configuration processing module reading the to-be-installed App list from the user configuration information and successively processing, from the first App record in the to-be-installed App list, each record in the to-be-installed App list, namely, installing according to the to-be-installed App list;
3.2.3 the terminal configuration processing module sending the request for updating the global App list to the App integration display module; wherein the App integration display module sends the request for downloading the App list to the global application management module after receiving the request, obtains the App list returned from the global application management module, stores the App list in the mobile terminal device, and the obtained App list and the installed App list of the mobile terminal device are combined to be displayed in the display list of the applications of the mobile terminal device;
3.3 the terminal configuration processing module setting the local status information of the mobile terminal device to the “bound” status;
3.4 operating the terminal configuration processing module, the terminal strategy processing module, the App integration display module, and the application dynamic scheduling module in parallel; wherein the terminal configuration processing module periodically uploads the user configuration information to the cloud server according to the method described in 3.4.1, the terminal strategy processing module periodically downloads the scheduling strategy from the cloud server according to the method described in 3.4.2, the App integration display module periodically integrates the App list according to the method described in 3.4.3, the application dynamic scheduling module periodically carries out an application dynamic scheduling according to the method described in 3.4.4; when the App on the mobile terminal device is terminated, the application dynamic scheduling module carries out the application dynamic scheduling according to the method described in 3.4.5; when the mobile terminal device enters a working status of “bound”, the terminal configuration processing module waits for a reception of a user's operational instruction according to the method described in 3.4.6; wherein an operation of operating the terminal configuration processing module, the terminal strategy processing module, the App integration display module, and the application dynamic scheduling module in parallel is carried out according to a plurality of different instructions, and 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4, 3.4.5, 3.4.6 are conducted in parallel;
3.4.1 the terminal configuration processing module periodically sending the request for uploading the user configuration information with the user identifier and the user configuration information as parameters to the user configuration management module using a built-in timer of the Android system, and uploading the user configuration information to the cloud server;
3.4.2 the terminal strategy processing module periodically sending the request for downloading the scheduling strategy with the user type identifier as a parameter to the scheduling strategy management module using the built-in timer of the Android system, receiving the scheduling strategy information returned by the scheduling strategy management module, analyzing the scheduling strategy information to obtain the display strategy, the timed task strategy, the operation mode strategy, and the status saving strategy of the App, and saving these strategies in the current mobile terminal device;
3.4.3 the App integration display module periodically sending the request for downloading the App list to the global application management module using the built-in timer of the Android system, obtaining the App list from the global application management module, saving the App list in the mobile terminal device, combining the App list with the installed App list of the mobile terminal device, and displaying the combined App list in the application display list of the mobile terminal device;
3.4.4 the application dynamic scheduling module using the built-in timer of the Android system to periodically carry out the application dynamic scheduling according to the display strategy, the timed task strategy, the operation mode strategy, and the status saving strategy of the App stored in the current mobile terminal device by the terminal strategy processing module with reference to requirement on performance and safety of the mobile terminal device, 3.4.4 further comprises the following steps:
3.4.4.1 the application dynamic scheduling module obtaining the App needing to be periodically operated according to the timed task strategy; if the App has been installed, the App runs directly, then going to 3.4.4.2 to continue the scheduling task; if the App is not installed, going to 3.5 to conduct the installation operation;
3.4.4.2 the Application dynamic scheduling module reading the display strategy to determine whether there is a newly added App needing a “priority display” in the display strategy or not; if yes, going to 3.8 to adjust the display order of the applications in the display list of the applications; otherwise, going to 3.4.4.3 to continue the scheduling task;
3.4.4.3 the application dynamic scheduling module reading a memory usage and a system space usage of the mobile terminal device through an Application Programming Interface (API) of the system; if the memory usage is greater than a memory threshold or the system space usage is greater than a spatial threshold, searching the installed application list of the system to obtain the App that has an operation mode strategy of “dynamic uninstall”, is not running currently, and has the least daily using frequency, then going to 3.6 to conduct an uninstall operation; otherwise going to 3.4.4;
3.4.5 when the application dynamic scheduling module monitors a termination of an App of the mobile terminal device, the application dynamic scheduling module obtaining an operation mode of the App according to the operation mode strategy; if the operation mode of the App is a “stream execution”, going to 3.6 to perform the uninstall operation; otherwise, going to 3.4.5;
3.4.6 the terminal configuration processing module receiving the user's operation by the keyboard or the touch screen; if the user needs to remove the binding with the current mobile terminal device, going to 3.7; if the user wants to turn off a power, going to 3.9; if no operation is needed, going to 3.4.6;
3.5 the application dynamic scheduling module conducting the silent installation task, then going to 3.4.4;
3.6 the application dynamic scheduling module conducting the application silent uninstallation task, then going to 3.4.4;
3.7 the terminal configuration processing module conducting a task of removing the user from the binding with the current mobile terminal device, then going to 3.2;
3.8 the App integration display module adjusting the display order of the display list of the applications;
3.9 shutting down the mobile terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,439

SEMANTICS SUPPORT AND MANAGEMENT IN M2M SYSTEMS

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. A method comprising:receiving via a network, by a first computing device, a request from a client device to create a first semantics related resource of a first plurality of semantics related resources on the first computing device, wherein the request comprises a request for a definition associated with a semantics description, wherein the first computing device is a first semantics node;
determining that the request for the definition associated with the semantics description resides on a second computing device, wherein the second computing device is a second semantics node and the second computing device comprises a second plurality of semantics related resources; and
responsive to the determining that the request for the definition associated with the semantics description resides on a second computing device, linking the semantics description to the definitions on the second semantics node, wherein the created linking is used for subsequent requests for semantics.

US Pat. No. 10,341,427

FORWARDING POLICIES ON A VIRTUAL SERVICE NETWORK

A10 Networks, Inc., San ...

1. A method for processing a client service session of a network service and forwarding the client service session to a pool of service load balancers using at least one packet forwarding policy in a virtual service network, the virtual service network comprising at least one network node and the pool of service load balancers serving a virtual service associated with a virtual service network address, comprising:receiving a virtual service session request from a client device by the at least one network node, the virtual service session request comprising the virtual service network address for the virtual service served by the pool of service load balancers and a client device network address;
selecting a service load balancer based on the at least one packet forwarding policy by the at least one network node, wherein the selecting comprises:
determining whether a first packet forwarding policy or a second packet forwarding policy is applied to the virtual service session request, wherein a client network address of the first packet forwarding policy is different from a client network address of the second packet forwarding policy, the determining comprising:
comparing the client network address and a virtual service network address of the second packet forwarding policy with the client device network address and the virtual service network address of the virtual service session request;
in response to not finding a match between the client network address of the second packet forwarding policy and the client device network address, comparing the client network address and a virtual service network address of the first packet forwarding policy with the client device network address and the virtual service network address of the virtual service session request; and
in response to finding a match between the client network address and the virtual service network address of the first packet forwarding policy with the client device network address and the virtual service network address of the virtual service session request, applying the first packet forwarding policy to the virtual service session request;
sending the virtual service session request to a selected service load balancer by the at least one network node;
establishing a virtual service session with the client device by the selected service load balancer;
sending a virtual service request through the established virtual service session to the selected service load balancer by the client device; and
sending a virtual service data packet from the client device to a server by the selected service load balancer.

US Pat. No. 10,341,389

POLICY BASED ON A REQUESTED BEHAVIOR

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

14. A system comprising:a computer processor;
a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable on the computer processor to:
receive a service request for a service and an authentication from an application;
identify a party authorized to communicate with a destination associated with the service;
determine a context that includes an identity of the party and information regarding a behavior requested by the party;
identify a policy based on the context;
identify the behavior requested by the party; and
deploy the policy to a network device of a network based on the party and the behavior to restrict communication of a set of network traffic of the service, the policy deployed to the network device to cause the network device to route the set of network traffic based on applying the policy, the routing comprising forwarding the set of network traffic to the destination or denying transmission of the set of network traffic to the destination;
maintain a default rule to deny the set of network traffic;
maintain a set of permissible behaviors of the service to occur on the network based on the party and the service; and
provide the default rule to the network device after completion of the behavior requested by the party.

US Pat. No. 10,341,382

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILTERING ELECTRONIC MESSAGES

SISVEL TECHNOLOGY S.R.L.,...

1. A method for validating an electronic message received by a client machine, wherein the electronic message includes a header comprising identification data which identify a sender of the message, and a body suitable for containing digital images and one or more hyperlinks, the client machine comprising a processor, a first memory configured to store the electronic messages, a communication interface configured to receive the electronic message and a user input unit configured to receive requests for accessing the one or more hyperlinks comprised in the body from a user, wherein the processor is configured to implement the method by:processing at least one digital image found in the body for obtaining digital signatures which identify the at least one digital image,
finding and storing the one or more hyperlinks present in the body of the message in the first memory,
retrieving a set of trusted Internet domains by interrogating a database stored in a second memory using said digital signatures, wherein said database contains relations between groups of digital signatures and groups of Internet domains considered to be trusted when associated to images identified by said digital signatures,
verifying that the one or more hyperlinks present in the body of the message belong to said set of trusted Internet domains found in the database, and
allowing or denying, to the user input unit, access to at least part of the body of the message in which the one or more hyperlinks are present, based on whether said one or more hyperlinks pertain or not to said set of trusted Internet domains.

US Pat. No. 10,341,370

HUMAN-ASSISTED ENTITY MAPPING

BitSight Technologies, In...

3. A method comprising:generating a map between (a) technical assets that contribute to security characteristics of respective entities and (b) the identities of the entities that are associated with the respective technical assets, at least part of the generating of the map being done automatically;
enabling a user to assist in the generating of the map by presenting to the user through a user interface (a) data about the technical assets of entities and (b) an interactive tool for associating the technical assets with the identities of the entities; and
providing the map to an application for joining to event data or scoring a security state of the entities.

US Pat. No. 10,341,358

AUTHENTICATION OF MANUAL METER READINGS

ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS...

1. A method for authenticating a meter reading, comprising:obtaining a measurement from a sensor of a metering device, wherein the measurement represents an attribute of a user as measured by the sensor;
applying, by a computer processor of the metering device, a predetermined encoding algorithm to the measurement to generate an authentication code comprising a first subset values and a second subset of values by applying a first encoding scheme to generate the first subset of values and a second encoding scheme to generate the second subset of values, wherein the second encoding scheme is different from the first encoding scheme;
generating, by the computer processor of the metering device, the meter reading by combining the measurement with the authentication code;
presenting, by the metering device, the meter reading to the user;
receiving, at a meter reading analysis device, a reported meter reading from a user, wherein the reported meter reading comprises a different value than the meter reading presented to the user;
applying, by the meter reading analysis device, a pre-determined decoding algorithm associated with the pre-determined encoding algorithm to the reported meter reading to detect that the reported meter reading does not equal the meter reading; and
generating, by the meter reading analysis device and in response to the detecting, a dispatch request to dispatch a human inspector for validating the measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,341,350

ACTIVELY IDENTIFYING AND NEUTRALIZING NETWORK HOT SPOTS

CYBERARK SOFTWARE LTD., ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions that, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations for actively identifying identities that have privileged access escalation vulnerabilities, the operations comprising:identifying a first identity having a first level of privileged access;
identifying a second identity having a second level of privileged access that is different from the first level of privileged access;
based on an identification of the second identity gaining access to the first identity and further based on determining that the first identity and the second identity have different levels of privileged access, classifying the second identity as a potential source of privileged access escalation vulnerabilities; and
performing, based on the classification that the second identity is a potential source of privileged access escalation vulnerabilities, at least one of:
triggering an alert regarding the potential source of privileged access escalation vulnerabilities;
performing a network security remediation operation for at least one of the first identity and the second identity, wherein the network security remediation operation includes at least one of:
prompting at least one of the first identity and the second identity with an authentication challenge; and
terminating a network session between the first identity and the second identity; and
identifying a plurality of other identities with levels of privileged access different from the first level of privileged access and that share a characteristic in common with the second identity.

US Pat. No. 10,341,323

AUTOMATED METHOD FOR ON DEMAND MULTIFACTOR AUTHENTICATION

GO DADDY OPERATING COMPAN...

1. A method for a domain name registrar to provide enhanced security for a domain name registered to a user, wherein the domain name directs Internet traffic to a website, comprising the steps of:upon the domain name registrar receiving a request from the user for enhanced security for the domain name, performing the steps of:
calculating by the domain name registrar a value of the domain name or determining a rate of Internet traffic to the website;
selecting by the domain name registrar one or more protected activities that will only be performed after a successful multifactor authentication for the domain name, wherein the selected one or more protected activities are at least partially based on the calculated value of the domain name or the determined Internet traffic rate to the website;
parsing by the domain name registrar public records available on the Internet to determine a plurality of authenticatees associated with the domain name or the website and one or more contact methods for each of the plurality of authenticatees;
determining or receiving by the domain name registrar for each authenticatee in the plurality of authenticatees two authentication methods corresponding to two different members of the group consisting of what you know based authentication, what you are based authentication and what you have based authentication and two different correct responses corresponding to the two authentication methods;
selecting by the domain name registrar a minimum number of authenticatees that must be authenticated for a successful multifactor authentication for the domain name, wherein the minimum number of authenticatees is directly related to the calculated value of the domain name or the determined Internet traffic rate to the website;
displaying by the domain name registrar an offer to provide enhanced security for the domain name on a client device to the user;
receiving by the domain name registrar an acceptance of the offer from the user; and
blocking one or more attempts of performing a protected activity in the one or more protected activities on the domain name prior to performing a successful multifactor authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,341,316

INJECTING CREDENTIALS INTO WEB BROWSER REQUESTS

AVAST SOFTWARE S.R.O., P...

1. A method comprising:determining that a form includes a password field for a server application, wherein the form is displayed within a tab or a window of a browser executing on a device;
requesting a password for the server application from a password manager, wherein the password manager is executed on the device and includes a request interceptor;
receiving data from the password manager responsive to the request, wherein the data is not the actual password for the server application, and wherein the password manager maintains an internal reference associating the data with the actual password for the server application;
creating a password proxy from the data;
filling in the password field with the password proxy;
issuing, by the browser, a login request containing the password proxy, wherein an intended address of the login request is a server hosting the server application;
intercepting, by the request interceptor on the device, the login request containing the password proxy that is intended for the server application;
determining, by the request interceptor on the device, the actual password for the server application by reversing the password proxy to obtain the data from which the password proxy was created and obtaining the actual password from the internal reference associating the data with the actual password;
replacing, by the request interceptor on the device, the password proxy with the actual password in the login request;
forwarding, by the request interceptor on the device, the login request including the actual password to the server application; and
deleting the data received from the password manager and the password proxy in response to determining that the tab or the window of the browser within which the form is displayed has closed.

US Pat. No. 10,341,303

AUTOMATING THE CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF POLICY COMPLIANT ENVIRONMENTS

STEELCLOUD, LLC, Ashburn...

1. A method for creating a policy compliant computing environment for a target computing device, comprising:receiving, from an electronic device, a customized file incorporating a published policy standard modified for a set of operational requirements defined for the target computing device;
loading the customized file into a memory of the target computing device;
validating the customized file subsequent to loading the customized file into the memory of the target computing device;
parsing the customized file to determine one or more requirements for the target computing device dictated by the published policy standard and the one or more modifications for the set of operational requirements, wherein the one or more requirements include an operating system security policy and a local security policy;
comparing current settings of the target computing device to the one or more requirements defined in the customized file, where a difference between the current settings and the one or more requirements indicates the target computing device is out of compliance;
updating the current settings of the target computing device to satisfy the one or more requirements dictated by the published policy standard and the one or more modifications for the set of operational requirements defined in the customized file, thereby ensuring the target computing device maintains compliance; and
creating a log that records details of the updating the current settings of the target computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,274

SYSTEMS METHODS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR MESSAGING AND PRESENCE MODIFICATION

PECAN TECHNOLOGIES INC., ...

1. A method of modifying electronic messages, said method comprises:(a) composing at least one electronic message by at least one member selected from the group consisting of: a sending terminal and message generator;
(b) pre-modifying said at least one message by a pre-modification agent, said pre-modifying comprises prescribing at least one pre-modification parameter to said at least one message, wherein said pre-modification parameter defines a conditional action performed in respect to at least one constituent of said message, performed upon meeting a predefined criterion;
(c) providing access to at least one modification parameters database, said database comprising a plurality of modification parameters;
(d) retrieving an updated set of said modifications parameters from said database;
(e) modifying at least one constituent of said message, by a message modification agent, in accordance with at least one parameter selected from the group consisting of:
[i] said modification parameters retrieved from said database;
[ii] said at least one pre-modification parameter prescribed by said pre-modification agent, and
[iii] a combination of said modification parameters and said at least one pre-modification parameter;
(f) receiving said message, as modified by said message modification agent, by a message user agent and presenting said modified message to a recipient;
(g) dynamically updating said modification parameters in said database upon at least one event selected from the group consisting of:
[i] a process actively initiated by a machine associated with said message user agent of said recipient;
[ii] a process actively initiated by a provider of communication services for a machine associated with said message user agent of said recipient;
[iii] a process actively initiated by the database management system of said database;
wherein said method is not implementable for defense against spam or unsolicited messages;
wherein said modification parameters in said database are not updated by the recipient himself/herself, and
wherein said modification parameters are unrelated to the characteristics of said message;
wherein said modification parameters in said database are dynamically updated prior to said modifying of said at least one constituent of said message;
wherein a datum/file necessary for said modification is selected from the group consisting of: a datum/file contained within attachments of said message, datum/file obtainable from an IP address, datum/file obtainable via a URI and/or datum/file obtainable from a URL.

US Pat. No. 10,341,181

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ALLOW DYNAMIC CHANGES OF A REPLICA NETWORK CONFIGURATION IN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer implemented method for implementing a replica network configuration in a distributed system, the method comprising:generating a first time initialized replica cloud computing node that is assigned a computer readable storage medium and a processor;
receiving, at the computer readable storage medium of the first time initialized replica cloud computing node, a network configuration of the first time initialized replica cloud computing node from a system administrator;
in response to generating the first time initialized replica cloud computing node, automatically generating, using the processor of the first time initialized replica cloud computing node, a unique identifier (UUID) for the first time initialized replica cloud computing node; and
changing at least one of a hostname and a port of the replica cloud computing node based on the network configuration and generating configuration data indicating the at least one changed hostname and changed port; and
implementing a quorum based system in the replica network using the replica cloud computing node and the UUID comprising, wherein implementing the quorum based system comprises:
generating a vote at the replica cloud computing node;
transmitting the vote and the UUID of the replica cloud computing node to the system administrator; and
authenticating, at the system administrator, the vote and confirming the vote is from the replica cloud computing node using the received UUID.

US Pat. No. 10,341,180

DISK DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

CO-CONV, CORP., Kyoto (J...

1. A disk distribution system comprising at least one master server that is connected with a plurality of terminals through a network,the disk distribution system including
an OS image data as master data, the master data being managed by the master server, and
a copy of the master data as a boot image for the terminals,
the terminals receiving differential data reflecting an update to the master data through the network from the master server while the terminals are operating, and each boot image of each terminal being updated based on the received differential data by rebooting each terminal,
each terminal provided with a difference management mechanism that stores, as data relative to the boot image, at least any of
unique data including a host name and an IP address of the terminal,
write data to the terminal, and
configuration information of a device driver,
wherein the OS image data is in Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) state as a boot image for the terminals, and the differential data includes
setup data relative to the boot image, the setup data providing a customization from the OOBE state for the terminal and
restoration data for, after the customization provided by the setup data, restoring the boot image for the terminal into OS image data in the OOBE state again, and
wherein each terminal stores a separate copy of the master data as a boot image for the terminal, the differential data reflecting an update to the master data, and the data relative to the boot image, even after the boot image is updated by rebooting the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,157

METHOD FOR SYMBOL COMPENSATION AND RECEIVER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for symbol compensation, comprising, for a symbol consisting of a first portion and a second portion, wherein the symbol is an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol containing a set of constellation symbols in a modulation constellation:estimating a length of the first portion, wherein estimating comprises:
creating a sequence of amplitude values comprising amplitude values of constellation symbols in the set that are mapped onto constellation points with highest amplitude values in the modulation constellation;
deriving a threshold based on the sequence; and
estimating the length of the first portion based on the number of amplitude values preceding a first amplitude value in the sequence that is larger than the threshold;
calculating an average power of the first portion and an average power of the second portion based on the length of the first portion;
determining a relative scaling factor by which the average power of the first portion is scaled relative to that of the second portion; and
compensating for the first portion based on the relative scaling factor.

US Pat. No. 10,341,147

HIGH PERFORMANCE EQUALIZER ACHIEVING LOW DETERMINISTIC JITTER ACROSS PVT FOR VARIOUS CHANNEL LENGTHS AND DATA RATES

MegaChips Corporation, O...

1. An equalization method for a receiver comprising:receiving input signal at front end of the receiver upon passing through a channel;
generating, with an eye-opening monitor circuit, a control code based on channel conditions; and
equalizing, with a continuous-time linear equalization equalizer (CTLE) circuit, the input signal based on the control code, wherein
the eye-opening monitor circuit and the CTLE circuit are biased based on their corresponding replica circuits, and
the control code is generated in a feedforward configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,341,137

COMPUTER CLUSTER SYSTEM

Mitac Computing Technolog...

1. A computer cluster system, comprising a plurality of computer groups each having a plurality of computer nodes;wherein, for each of said computer groups, said computer nodes cooperatively form a first ring topology, and, for each of said computer groups, one of said computer nodes serves as a first-ring master node of said first ring topology; and
wherein said first-ring master nodes of said first ring topologies cooperatively form a second ring topology, and one of said first-ring master nodes serves as a second-ring master node of said second ring topology;
wherein, for each of said first ring topologies, each of said computer nodes has respective node data, and said first-ring master node receives the node data of each of the other ones of said computer nodes of said first ring topology through two of said computer nodes that are directly coupled to said first-ring master node; and
wherein said second-ring master node receives, through two of said first-ring master nodes that are directly coupled to said second-ring master node, the node data of each of said computer nodes of each of said first ring topologies other than one of said first ring topologies that has said second-ring master node.

US Pat. No. 10,341,123

USER IDENTIFICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

ShoCard, Inc., Cupertino...

11. A computer-implemented method for verifying identity of a user, the method comprising:receiving personal data identifying the user to define input data, the receiving of personal data being via an application that enables entry of said personal data for verifying the identity of the user by third parties;
executing a hashing of the input data to generate a hash value;
executing, responsive to input via a user accessible interface of the application, instructions for transmitting the hash value to a block chain over a network connection, the application receiving back from the block chain a transaction number corresponding to the hash value transmitted to the block chain;
executing an encryption of the hash value and the transaction number with a public key of a third party to generate user certifiable data; and
providing the certifiable data to the third party for certifying the identity of the user, the third party is configured to decrypt the user certifiable data with a private key of the third party to recover the hash value and recover the transaction number, the third party is configured to use the recovered transaction number to retrieve the hash value from the block chain and compare the recovered hash value with the retrieved hash value;
wherein if the recovered hash value matches the retrieved hash value the identity of the user is considered certified by the third party.

US Pat. No. 10,341,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMON PHASE ERROR AND INTER-CARRIER INTERFERENCE ESTIMATION AND COMPENSATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:estimating a channel using demodulation reference signal subcarriers from a received signal;
estimating a common phase error term using the estimated channel and phase tracking reference signal subcarriers; and
estimating one or more inter-carrier interference terms, including:
canceling, from the received signal, the estimated common phase error term to form a first compensated received signal; and
estimating, based on the first compensated received signal, a first inter-carrier interference term.

US Pat. No. 10,341,062

DATA RETRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

China Mobile Communicatio...

1. A data retransmission method, comprising:receiving Downlink Control Information (DCI) transmitted on a second carrier, the DCI being configured to indicate User Equipment (UE) to receive downlink data transmitted on the second carrier and merge the received downlink data with initially transmitted data corresponding to retransmitted data as the retransmitted data;
receiving the retransmitted data transmitted to the UE on the second carrier, the retransmitted data being data failed to be transmitted previously on a first carrier; and
merging the received retransmitted data with the initially transmitted data received previously on the first carrier and corresponding to the retransmitted data.

US Pat. No. 10,341,048

CHANNEL ENCODING AND DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A channel encoding method for a wireless communication system, comprising:inputting, by an encoding device in the wireless communication system, a plurality of to-be-encoded information bits;
pre-processing, by the encoding device in the wireless communication system, the plurality of to-be-encoded information bits and an information bit index set to generate a bit vector;
polar code encoding, by the encoding device in the wireless communication system, on the bit vector to output an encoded first code word, wherein the pre-processing, by the encoding device, the plurality of to-be-encoded information bits and the information bit index set to generate the bit vector comprises:
generating, by the encoding device in the wireless communication system, a submatrix according to elements that are in a first matrix and respectively corresponding to a row index and a column index of the information bit index set, wherein the first matrix is BNF?nBN or F?n, BN is a transposed matrix, and F?n indicates an nth Kronecker product of F, wherein F is
andperforming, by the encoding device in the wireless communication system and by using the submatrix, linear transformation on the plurality of to-be-encoded information bits to generate the bit vector; and
transmitting, by a transmitter of the encoding device in the wireless communication system, the encoded first code word to a different device in the wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,340,979

SURFACE WAVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A communication network comprising:a surface wave transceiver, mounted on a medium voltage power line, configured to bidirectionally communicate wireless network data via guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along a surface of the medium voltage power line;
a plurality of analog surface wave repeater pairs, mounted on the medium voltage power line, configured to bidirectionally receive and amplify the guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along the surface of the medium voltage power line;
a plurality of digital surface wave regenerator pairs, mounted on the medium voltage power line, configured to receive the guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along the surface of the medium voltage power line, to digitally regenerate the wireless network data and to relaunch the guided electromagnetic waves with the wireless network data;
a plurality of access points, supported by corresponding ones of a plurality of utility poles that also support the medium voltage power line, configured to wirelessly transmit the wireless network data to a plurality of client devices in accordance with a wireless network protocol and to wirelessly receive client data from the plurality of client devices in accordance with the wireless network protocol; and
a plurality of surface wave add/drop multiplexer pairs, mounted on the medium voltage power line, wherein the plurality of surface wave add/drop multiplexer pairs is configured to receive the guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along the surface of the medium voltage power line, to digitally regenerate the wireless network data, to drop the wireless network data to the plurality of access points, to receive the client data from the plurality of access points, to add the client data to the wireless network data, and to relaunch the guided electromagnetic waves with the wireless network data.

US Pat. No. 10,340,972

ULTRA LOW POWER SENSING PLATFORM WITH MULTIMODAL RADIOS

University of Virginia Pa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a system on chip (SoC) having a first memory circuit portion and a second memory circuit portion, the first memory circuit portion configured to operate at a subthreshold voltage that establishes subthreshold operation of one or more field effect transistors associated with the first memory circuit portion, the subthreshold operation including conduction of current by the one or more field effect transistors, the second memory circuit portion configured to operate at a superthreshold voltage,
the SoC configured to access the second memory circuit portion in response to at least one of (1) signals being sent from the SoC, or (2) signals being received at the SoC.

US Pat. No. 10,340,915

FREQUENCY AND MATCH TUNING IN ONE STATE AND FREQUENCY TUNING IN THE OTHER STATE

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method for achieving reduction in power reflected towards a radio frequency (RF) generator, comprising:providing a plurality of set points to the RF generator, wherein the plurality of set points include a frequency set point for a first state of a digital pulsed signal and a frequency set point for a second state of the digital pulsed signal;
adjusting an impedance matching circuit to reduce a variable for the first state to be below a pre-determined variable threshold;
determining whether the variable for the first state is stable;
adjusting the impedance matching circuit and the frequency set point for the first state upon determining that the variable for the first state is not stable;
determining whether a variable for the second state is stable; and
changing the frequency set point for the first state in response to determining that the variable for the second state is not stable, wherein said changing the frequency set point for the first state is performed to achieve the reduction in the power reflected towards the RF generator.

US Pat. No. 10,340,891

DIFFERENTIAL ELLIPTIC FILTER WITH A SINGLE OP-AMP

QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS,...

1. A differential elliptic filter circuit comprising:a pair of differential signal inputs;
a differential amplifier including a pair of inputs and differential signal outputs;
an upper pair and a lower pair of inverting feedback paths between a corresponding one the differential signal outputs and an inverting one of the pair of inputs of the differential amplifier, configured to provide two complex conjugate poles of the elliptic filter circuit, and to establish upper and lower virtual grounds at the inputs of the differential amplifier, wherein the upper and lower pair of inverting feedback paths each comprise a capacitor coupled in parallel with series coupled resistors between the corresponding one of the differential amplifier's outputs and the corresponding one of the virtual grounds, to provide complex conjugate poles of a low pass elliptic filter circuit, and the inverting and non-inverting feedforward paths cross-coupled and configured to provide complex conjugate zeros of the low pass elliptic filter circuit;
an upper inverting feedforward path of the inverting feedforward path coupling a passive node of the upper pair of inverting feedback paths to the lower one of the virtual grounds, and a lower inverting feedforward path of the inverting feedforward path coupling a passive node of the lower pair of inverting feedback paths to the upper one of the virtual grounds, and the upper and lower inverting feedforward paths configured to provide two zeros of the elliptic filter circuit; and
an upper non-inverting feedforward path coupling an upper one of the pair of differential signal inputs to the upper one of the virtual grounds, and a lower non-inverting feedforward path coupling a lower one of the pair of differential signal inputs to the lower one of the virtual grounds, to enable positioning of the two zeros of the filter circuit on an imaginary axis of a pole-zero plot of the elliptic filter circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,862

METHODS FOR POWER AMPLIFICATION WITH SHARED COMMON BASE BIASING

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method of power amplification at a controller of a power amplification system comprising a plurality of cascode amplifier sections, the method comprising:receiving a band select signal indicative of one or more frequency bands of a radio-frequency input signal to be amplified and transmitted;
biasing a common base stage of each of the plurality of cascode amplifier sections based on the received band select signal, including sending a respective control signal to a respective common base biasing component coupled to a respective common base stage of each respective one of the plurality of cascode amplifier sections; and
biasing a common emitter stage of a subset of the plurality of cascode amplifier sections.

US Pat. No. 10,340,851

DIFFERENTIAL CASCODE AMPLIFIER WITH SELECTIVELY COUPLED GATE TERMINALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus comprising:a differential cascode amplifier comprising a first cascode transistor and a second cascode transistor;
a transistor including:
a source terminal coupled to a gate terminal of the first cascode transistor of the differential cascode amplifier;
a drain terminal coupled to a gate terminal of the second cascode transistor of the differential cascode amplifier; and
a terminal configured to receive an enable signal, the transistor configured to selectively couple the gate terminal of the first cascode transistor to the gate terminal of the second cascode transistor based on the enable signal having a first value, the transistor further configured to substantially isolate the gate terminal of the first cascode transistor from the gate terminal of the second cascode transistor responsive to the enable signal having a second value;
a first high impedance element coupled to the source terminal of the transistor, wherein the first high impedance element comprises a first resistor or a first inductor; and
a second high impedance element coupled to the first high impedance element and to the drain terminal, wherein the second high impedance element comprises a second resistor or a second inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,340,843

SOLAR PANEL WITH FLEXIBLE OPTICAL ELEMENTS

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A solar array for a spacecraft, comprising:a solar concentrator that is provided with photovoltaic cells and reflective areas configured for reflecting solar radiation towards the photovoltaic cells, wherein the reflective areas and the photovoltaic cells are provided on opposite surfaces of concentrator reflector sheet members, which are repositionable from a retracted state wherein the concentrator reflector sheet members are in a substantially flat arrangement, to an extended state wherein the concentrator reflector sheet members are raised to allow the reflective areas to reflect solar radiation towards the exposed photovoltaic cells, and
a support panel defining a mounting surface onto which the concentrator reflector sheet members are attached so that the support panel and concentrator reflector sheet members form an assembly, the concentrator reflector sheet members being flexible to allow bending away from the support panel to assume the extended state;
wherein the support panel has a planar shape in mechanical equilibrium corresponding to a deployed state of the solar array, said planar shape enabling the concentrator reflector sheet members to assume the extended state wherein the reflective areas extend in a linearly symmetric manner along the support panel and are co-aligned so that parallel light rays from the sun that impinge on said reflective areas are reflected and concentrated towards parallel focal lines and towards the exposed photovoltaic cells;
and wherein the support panel is elastically bendable into a curved shape corresponding to a stowed state of the solar array and a retracted state of the concentrator reflector sheet members, said curved shape providing geometrical stiffness and an increased resonance frequency of the assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,340,779

LINE START PERMANENT MAGNET MOTOR USING A MODULAR ROTOR

Coreteq Systems Ltd., Su...

1. A method of operating a rotor system for a downhole motor comprising at least one permanent magnet rotor section, and at least one induction rotor section, the permanent magnet rotor section and the induction rotor section being joined in series by a connection, the method including using the induction rotor section to turn the permanent magnet rotor section until the permanent magnet rotor section is operating at synchronous speed.

US Pat. No. 10,340,753

STATOR OF PLANAR TYPE MOTOR, AND PLANAR TYPE MOTOR USING SAME

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. A stator for a planar type motor comprising:a support plate in which a plurality of first receiving grooves are formed in a circumferential surface thereof with a predetermined distance therebetween;
a plurality of first cores inserted into the first receiving grooves, fixed to the support plate, and formed of a soft magnetic powder;
a plurality of second cores each coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of the first cores, each of the plurality of second cores comprises a plurality of electric steel plates stacked onto each other, the plurality of electric steel plates having the same size and extending along a direction perpendicular to the support plate and fixed to the first cores; and
coils which are wound around and cover the first cores and the second cores,
wherein each of the plurality of first cores includes:
a fixing portion formed perpendicularly to the support plate;
a first coupling portion formed on an upper surface of the fixing portion to be perpendicular to the fixing portion, the first coupling portion having a second receiving groove formed therein and configured to accommodate a corresponding one of the plurality of second cores, and the first coupling portion having an area which is greater than that of an upper surface of the corresponding second core to form a space between the first coupling portion and the support plate; and
a second coupling portion configured to support the second core and positioned at an open portion of the second receiving groove into which the second core is inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,340,739

POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND POWER FEEDING SYSTEM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A power feeding system comprising:a power transmission device comprising a resonant coil; and
a power receiving device comprising:
a resonant coil in which a first high-frequency voltage be induced by magnetic resonance with the resonant coil of the power transmission device, the first high-frequency voltage being amplitude-modulated;
a power receiving coil in which a second high-frequency voltage is induced by electromagnetic induction with the resonant coil of the power receiving device;
a communication coil in which a third high-frequency voltage is induced by electromagnetic induction with the resonant coil of the power receiving device;
a load including a first terminal electrically connected to a first terminal of the power receiving coil and a second terminal electrically connected to a second terminal of the power receiving coil;
a variable resistance unit including a first terminal electrically connected to a first terminal of the communication coil and a second terminal electrically connected to a second terminal of the communication coil;
a demodulation circuit configured to demodulate a demodulated signal from one of the second high-frequency voltage induced in the power receiving coil and the third high-frequency voltage induced in the communication coil; and
a controller configured to generate a response signal in response to the demodulated signal,
wherein the controller is electrically connected to the load, the variable resistance unit, and the demodulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,732

AUTOMATIC UPS BYPASS LOAD SHARING

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system comprising:a plurality of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) configured to be coupled in parallel, each UPS comprising:
an input configured to be coupled to a power source and to receive input power;
an output configured to be coupled to a load and to provide output power to the load derived from at least the input power; and
a bypass line selectively coupled between the input and the output via a bypass switch, wherein the bypass switch is configured to close in a first mode of operation, coupling the input of the UPS to the output of the UPS via the bypass line, and to open in a second mode of operation, decoupling the input of the UPS from the output of the UPS; and
a controller coupled to the plurality of UPS's and configured to:
monitor the input power received at the input of each UPS;
in response to a determination that the input power is at a desired level, control the bypass switch of a first UPS in the plurality of UPS's to operate in the first mode of operation and provide a continuous first output current waveform with a Root Mean Square (RMS) value to the load; and
in response to the determination that the input power is at the desired level, control the bypass switch of a second UPS in the plurality of UPS's to close in the first mode of operation such that a second output current waveform is provided by the second UPS to the load via the bypass line of the second UPS, and control the bypass switch of the second UPS to open in the second mode of operation such that the second output current waveform provided to the load includes at least one first delay period compared to the continuous first output current waveform provided to the load via the bypass line of the first UPS.

US Pat. No. 10,340,730

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. An uninterruptible power supply apparatus comprising:a converter configured to convert AC power supplied from a commercial AC power source into DC power; and
an inverter configured to convert DC power into AC power and supply the converted power to a load,
during a normal time when AC power is supplied from the commercial AC power source, DC power generated in the converter being supplied to the inverter and stored in a power storage device, and during a power failure time when a supply of AC power from the commercial AC power source is stopped, DC power in the power storage device being supplied to the inverter,
the load being configured to receive an AC voltage within a range of allowable input voltage to consume constant AC power,
the uninterruptible power supply apparatus having maximum efficiency when a ratio of load capacity to rated capacity of the uninterruptible power supply apparatus is a predetermined value,
the uninterruptible power supply apparatus further comprising a control device configured to control an output voltage of the inverter within the range of allowable input voltage so as to increase the efficiency, when the ratio of the load capacity to the rated capacity is different from the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,340,622

INPUT-OUTPUT PORT AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An input-output port, comprising:a housing including:
a first opening;
a second opening being spaced apart from the first opening; and
a hollow portion being communicated with the first and second openings;
a frame having a shape of a plate, the frame being positioned in the hollow portion;
a body being combined with the frame and including:
a first body being positioned in the hollow portion, adjacent to the first opening; and
a second body being spaced apart from the first body, positioned in the hollow portion, adjacent to the second opening;
a pin being accommodated in the body, the pin including:
a first portion being accommodated in the first body, exposed on the first body; and
a second portion being accommodated in the second body, exposed on the second body; and
a packing unit being positioned between the first and second bodies, the packing unit being combined with the frame,
wherein the packing unit includes:
a core being positioned between the first body and the second body; and
a protrusion protruding from the core, the protrusion being in contact with the housing, and
wherein the packing unit further includes a depression being recessed inwardly from the core, and wherein the depression is positioned between the protrusion and the second body.

US Pat. No. 10,340,605

PLANAR ANTENNA DEVICE

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe ...

1. A planar antenna device having a first antenna and a second antenna arranged on a front surface of a substrate to be set in parallel to an up and down direction, wherein:each of the first antenna and the second antenna comprises:
a transmission line part configured to have one end electrically connected to a connection part provided on the front surface of the substrate and be able to transmit electric waves; and
antenna elements connected to a side of a straight line part which is a part of the transmission line part and extends in the up and down direction,
the first antenna and the second antenna are arranged such that the magnitude of the difference between the lengths of predetermined sections of the transmission line parts becomes one of a positive odd multiple of a half wavelength of the guide wavelength of electric waves which can be transmitted in the transmission line parts and a positive even multiple of a half wavelength of the guide wavelength, and
the predetermined sections are provided in sections from the connection parts to the antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,340,547

FABRICATION METHOD OF BATTERY

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A fabrication method of a battery, comprising steps of:providing an electrode group, a first sealing film and a second sealing film;
bonding a part of a first surface of the first sealing film and a part of a first surface of the second sealing film by thermocompression to form a sealed chamber, wherein the first surface of the first sealing film is disposed toward the first surface of the second sealing film, each of the first sealing film and the second sealing film has a redundant part located outside the sealed chamber and without being bonded by thermo-compression, and a part of the electrode group is disposed in the sealed chamber;
injecting an electrolyte into the sealed chamber;
folding the redundant part of the first sealing film with an angle of 180 degrees;
folding the redundant part of the second sealing film with an angle of 180 degrees;
providing a fixing member;
aligning the first surface of the folded redundant part of the first sealing film and the first surface of the folded redundant part of the second sealing film to face different sides;
covering the folded redundant parts of the first sealing film and the second sealing film by the fixing member to fix the sealed chamber; and
bonding the folded redundant part of the first sealing film, the folded redundant part of the second sealing film and the fixing member by thermo-compression.

US Pat. No. 10,340,506

POSITIVE ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A composite positive electrode material for a lithium ion secondary battery, the positive electrode comprising:a positive electrode particle comprising a positive active material particle, wherein the positive electrode particle comprises
a first coating layer on a surface of the positive active material particle wherein the first coating layer comprises a carbonaceous material, and
a second coating layer on the first coating layer, wherein the second coating layer comprises a lithium-containing compound; and
a sulfide solid electrolyte contacting the second coating layer of the positive electrode particle,
wherein the lithium-containing compound of the second coating layer comprises a lithium-containing oxide, a lithium-containing phosphorus oxide, or a combination thereof,
wherein the lithium-containing oxide is a lithium zirconium oxide, a lithium niobium oxide, a lithium titanium oxide, a lithium aluminum oxide, or a combination thereof, and
wherein the lithium-containing phosphorus oxide is a lithium titanium phosphorus oxide, a lithium zirconium phosphorus oxide, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,340,501

ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. An electrical energy storage device comprising a current interruption device configured to interrupt conduction between an electrode and an electrode terminal when pressure in a casing exceeds a predetermined value, whereinthe electrode is accommodated in the casing, and
the electrode terminal is fixed to the casing and configured to transfer electricity with the electrode,
wherein
the current interruption device comprises:
a first conductive member fixed to the casing and connected to the electrode terminal;
a second conductive member disposed at a position spaced from and opposed to the first conductive member, and connected to the electrode;
a first deformable member disposed between the first conductive member and the second conductive member, an end of the first deformable member being connected to the first conductive member, a center portion of the first deformable member being connected to the second conductive member, and the first deformable member being configured to be brought out of conduction with the second conductive member when the pressure in the casing exceeds the predetermined value;
a second deformable member disposed on a side opposite to the first deformable member relative to the second conductive member, and being provided with a projection, on a second conductive member side, that has a shape projecting toward the second conductive member; and
a first seal member disposed between the first conductive member and the second conductive member and keeping an inside of the current interruption device airtight against an outside of the current interruption device,
wherein
a second seal member disposed between the casing and the first conductive member and keeping an inside of the casing airtight against an outside of the casing, and
a second gas permeability between the casing and the first conductive member which is where the second seal member seals is less than a first gas permeability between the first conductive member and the second conductive member which is where the first seal member seals.

US Pat. No. 10,340,469

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP AND FABRICATION METHOD

XIAMEN SANAN OPTOELECTRON...

1. A fabrication method of a light-emitting diode chip, comprising:1) providing a light-emitting epitaxial laminated layer, comprising a first-type semiconductor layer, a second-type semiconductor layer and an active layer between them, which has two surfaces opposite to each other, wherein, the second surface is the light-emitting surface;
2) fabricating a first electrical connection layer over the first surface of the light-emitting epitaxial laminated layer, which is composed of first geometric pattern arrays;
3) fabricating a second electrical connection layer over the second surface of the light-emitting epitaxial laminated layer, which is composed of second geometric pattern arrays;
4) fabricating a transparent current spreading layer over the surface of the second electrical connection layer; when external power is connected, the horizontal resistance of current passing through the transparent current spreading layer is less than that passing through the first electrical connection layer;
wherein step 3) comprises evaporating a second electrical connection layer over the second surface of the light-emitting epitaxial laminated layer; evaporating a second dielectric material layer over the surface; etching the second electrical connection layer region to expose the second electrical connection layer; and flattening the surface of the second connection layer through chemical mechanical polishing.

US Pat. No. 10,340,448

ALL-PRINTED PAPER MEMORY

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method of forming a paper-based substrate memory device, comprising:coating, with at least one printer, one or more areas of a paper substrate with a conductor material to form a first electrode of a memory, wherein coating the one or more areas of the paper substrate comprises coating and curing a plurality of individual layers of the conductor material over the one or more areas of the paper substrate;
depositing, with the least one printer, a layer of an insulator material over one or more areas of the conductor material, wherein the layer of insulator material has a thickness of more than 40 ?m to less than 100 ?m; and
depositing, with the least one printer, a layer of a metal over one or more areas of the conductor material to form a second electrode of the memory.