US Pat. No. 10,137,729

REINFORCED BICYCLE RIM

SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPO...

1. A bicycle rim assembly adapted to be coupled to a hub to create a bicycle wheel, the rim assembly including:a rim defining a central plane and comprising:
an annular inner wall;
an annular outer wall cooperating with the inner wall to define a cavity; and
annular projections spaced laterally relative to the central plane and extending substantially radially outwardly from the outer annular wall; and
a cover coupled to rim and including:
sidewalls disposed on lateral sides of the rim adjacent the projections, each sidewall including a lateral inner portion having a lateral thickness; and
an annular ring portion interconnecting the sidewalls, the annular ring portion including a radial thickness less than the lateral thickness of the lateral inner portion of the sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,137,725

TELESCOPING WRITING IMPLEMENT

Paul Cary Fisher, Jr., B...

1. A telescoping writing implement that telescopes from a shortened configuration to a lengthened configuration comprising:a writing cartridge having a writing tip;
a least one outer pen body;
a guide tube disposed circumferentially around the writing cartridge, the guide tube configured with the writing tip within the guide tube when the writing implement is in the shortened configuration and the writing tip exposed from the guide tube when the writing implement is in the lengthened configuration; and
a retaining member engaging the writing cartridge and the retaining member also engaging or formed from the outer pen body, the engagement of the retaining member to the writing cartridge causing the writing tip to be exposed from the guide tube when the writing implement is in the lengthened configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,137,717

LASER PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COLOUR DYNAMIC IMAGE

SVG OPTRONICS CO., LTD., ...

1. A laser printing apparatus for a color dynamic image, comprising:an optical system
a recording material;
a pigment box: and
a pigment box moving assembly, wherein:
the recording material comprises: a refraction layer formed by a plurality of microspheres or microlenses, and a shading layer formed on a focal plane of the plurality of microspheres or microlenses;
the optical system comprises a laser and an image generator, a laser light emitted by the laser irradiates onto the recording material after being processed by the image generator, the laser light irradiating onto the recording material is focused on the shading layer via the refraction layer, and a focus point is formed on the shading layer when energy of the focused laser light is greater than an evaporation threshold value of the shading layer; and
the pigment box is arranged opposite to the shading layer of the recording material, and the pigment box moving assembly is configured to drive the pigment box to move.

US Pat. No. 10,137,690

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ink jet recording apparatus comprising:an image forming unit configured to form an ink image by a first liquid and a coloring material on an ink receiving medium;
a liquid absorbing member including a porous body formed into a belt shape having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the first surface is configured to come into contact with the ink image and to absorb at least some of the first liquid from the ink image;
a compression member configured to come into contact with the second surface of the porous body in order to compress the second surface for extruding the first liquid from the first surface; and
a liquid collecting member configured to collect the first liquid extruded from the first surface by the compression member.

US Pat. No. 10,137,684

IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image recording apparatus, comprising:a timer;
a power generator configured to receive electrical power from a power supply, and supply the electrical power to the timer as driving electrical power;
a memory; and
a controller,
wherein the memory storing a time length parameter representing a ratio of an energized time length when the timer is in an energized state where the timer is receiving the driving electrical power from the power generator to a fundamental cycle time length which is a time length parameter used for estimation of a non-energized time length when the timer is in an non-energized state where the timer is not receiving the driving electrical power from the power generator and is based on a cyclic nature of a calendar,
the controller being configured to execute:
a storing process of calculating the energized time length during which the timer is in the energized state after a particular calculation start point based on a time measured by the timer and storing the energized time length as calculated;
a determining process of determining whether there exists the non-energized state after the calculation start point;
an estimation process of estimating the non-energized time length, referring to the energized time length and the time length parameter stored in the memory when it is determined in the determining process that there exists the non-energized state after the calculation start point; and
a lapse time length calculation process of calculating a lapse time length elapsed from the calculation start point based on the non-energized time length estimated in the estimation process and the energized time length stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,137,675

APPLICATION OF POLYMER THERMOFOIL TO METAL SUBSTRATE

Midmark Corporation, Ver...

1. A method comprising:(a) coating at least one surface of a metal substrate while in a first shape with an oxidation-preventing or oxidation-limiting coating;
(b) applying adhesive to at least one surface of the coated metal substrate;
(c) applying a thermofoil sheet having an original finish to the adhesive, thus causing the thermofoil sheet to adhere to the metal substrate;
(d) forming the metal substrate into a second shape;
(e) in response to forming the metal substrate into the second shape, transforming the original finish into a crazed finish;
(f) heating the metal substrate while in the second shape; and
(g) in response to heating the metal substrate, transforming the crazed finish into the original finish.

US Pat. No. 10,137,667

GLASS LAMINATE CONSTRUCTION FOR OPTIMIZED BREAKAGE PERFORMANCE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass laminate for a vehicle glazing, the glass laminate comprising:an outer glass sheet having an outer first surface and an inner second surface;
an inner glass sheet having an outer third surface and an inner fourth surface; and
a polymer interlayer between the second surface of the outer glass sheet and the third surface of the inner glass sheet,
wherein the inner glass sheet is chemically strengthened with a depth of layer (DOL),
wherein at least one of the inner glass sheet and the outer glass sheet has a thickness not exceeding about 2 mm or less, and
wherein the outer third surface of the inner glass sheet has flaws formed therein to weaken the glass laminate in the event of an internal impact on the inner fourth surface, the flaws formed in the third surface having a depth of about 80% to 90% a depth of the depth of layer (DOL).

US Pat. No. 10,137,657

CORNER BOARDS, CONTAINER ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Sierra Packaging Solution...

1. A method of manufacturing a corner board, comprising:bending a board stock to form first and second sides of the corner board, having an angle therebetween;
cutting the board stock into fixed lengths, the bent and cut board stock forming the corner board; and
forming a slit at a predetermined distance from a first end of the corner board, wherein the predetermined distance is between about 0.5 cm and about 2 cm, inclusive, when the corner board has a thickness of about 0.6 cm or greater, and between about 0.75 cm to about 3 cm, inclusive, when the corner board has a thickness of less than 0.6 cm, wherein pushing the bent board stock between the slit and the first end of the corner board inward from the first angle enables the corner board to be placed on a vertical edge of a container or stack of containers.

US Pat. No. 10,137,645

PROCESS AND MACHINE FOR MANUFACTURING AN OPHTHALMIC LENS

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. A process for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens (10) having at least one optical function, which comprises:a step (100) of additively manufacturing said ophthalmic lens (10), by depositing a plurality of predetermined volume elements of at least one material having a predetermined refractive index, in accordance with a target geometric envelope (18);
a step of determining an actual geometric envelope at least once during the implementation of said additive manufacturing step (100); and
a step of triggering a corrective action if there is in a zone (P) a difference (Ecdif) larger than a predetermined threshold (S1, S2) between said target geometric envelope (18) and said actual geometric envelope, wherein said step of triggering a corrective action includes:
i) implementing a first corrective action when there is, in said zone (P), between said target geometric envelope (18) and said actual geometric envelope, a difference (Ecdif) larger than a first predetermined threshold (S1) and lower than a second predetermined threshold (S2), and
ii) implementing a second corrective action different from the first corrective action when there is, in said zone (P), between said target geometric envelope (18) and said actual geometric envelope, a difference (Ecdif) larger than said second predetermined threshold (S2), and
wherein said first corrective action includes depositing, on said zone (P), at least one additional predetermined volume element (14) without replacing the target geometric envelope (18), this deposition being said to be an altitude addition, whereas the second corrective action includes determining a modified target geometric envelope (19) replacing said target geometric envelope (18).

US Pat. No. 10,137,623

INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEM

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. An injection molding system, comprising:an injection molding apparatus;
a conveyance means configured to convey a molded article produced by the injection molding apparatus;
an inspection means configured to inspect the molded article conveyed by the conveyance means;
a conveyance position detection means configured to detect a position of a conveyance part of the conveyance means;
a controller communicated with the injection molding apparatus, the inspection means and the conveyance position detection means; and
a data storage configured to store data,
wherein the data storage is configured to store, under a control of the controller:
molding data when the injection molding apparatus produces the molded article; and
first position information of the conveyance part that is a position of the conveyance part detected by the conveyance position detection means when the produced molded article is picked up by the conveyance means,
the molding data and the first position information of the conveyance part being stored in association with each other as a set, a plurality of sets of the molding data and the first position information being stored in the data storage,
wherein the data storage is further configured to store, under the control of the controller:
inspection data regarding the molded article when a molded article is inspected by the inspection means, and
second position information of the conveyance part that is a position of the conveyance part detected by the conveyance position detection means when the molded article is inspected by the inspection means,
the inspection data and the second position information of the conveyance part being stored in association with each other as a set, a plurality of sets of the inspection data and the second position information of the conveyance part being stored in the data storage,
wherein the data storage is configured to
extract, under the control of the controller, (1) a first set of the molding data and the first position information of the conveyance part and (2) a second set of the inspection data and the second position information of the conveyance part, respectively from (i) the plurality of sets of the molding data and the first position information of the conveyance part and (ii) the plurality of sets of the inspection data and the second position information of the conveyance part, wherein the first position information and the second position information of the conveyance part have a difference equal to a predetermined distance between (a) a pickup position where the molded article is picked up by the conveyance means and (b) an inspection position where the molded article is inspected by the inspection means, and
store (1) the molding data included in the extracted first set of the molding data and the first position information and (2) the inspection data included in the extracted second set of the inspection data and the second position information in association with each other, and
wherein the controller is configured to determine the molded article as non-defective or as defective by using (1) the stored molding data included in the extracted first set and (2) the stored inspection data included in the extracted second set in association with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,137,621

NOZZLE TERMINAL FOR INJECTORS OF PLASTIC MATERIAL INJECTION MOULDING APPARATUS

INGLASS S.p.A., San Polo...

1. A nozzle terminal for injectors of plastic material injection moulding apparatus, comprising a tubular tip defining a flow passage for injected plastic material and a ring nut coaxial to the tip, said tip including a radially inner element made of an abrasion resistant first material, an intermediate element made of a high thermal conductivity second material, and a radially outer element made of a corrosion resistant third material, wherein said radially inner, intermediate and radially outer elements are joined to each other in intimate mutual contact, wherein the radially inner element comprises a distal portion having a substantially constant thickness and extending up to the free end of the tip and the intermediate element is applied to such distal portion and has a constant thickness, which is substantially equal to the thickness of said distal portion of the radially inner element along an entire length of the mutual contact of the radially inner element and the intermediate element, wherein the radially outer element has a thickness less than the thickness of said distal portion of the radially inner element and the intermediate element and has a length extending beyond proximal and distal ends of the intermediate element so as to fully cover the intermediate element and hermetically insulate the intermediate element from the environment, and wherein the radially outer element distal end terminates in a thickened end portion enclosing the free end of the tip.

US Pat. No. 10,137,568

ROBOT SYSTEM

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A robot system comprising:a robot which includes a movable base and robot arm,
wherein the robot arm includes a first arm, a second arm, a third arm, a fourth arm, a fifth arm, and a sixth arm,
the first arm rotates around a first rotating axis,
the second arm rotates around a second rotating axis which has an axial direction different from an axial direction of the first rotating axis, the second rotating axis being orthogonal to the first rotating axis when viewed from a direction orthogonal to both the first rotating axis and the second rotating axis,
the third arm rotates around a third rotating axis, the third rotating axis being parallel to the second rotating axis,
the fourth arm is connected to the third arm and rotates around a fourth rotating axis, the fourth rotating axis being orthogonal to the third rotating axis when viewed from a direction orthogonal to both the third rotating axis and the fourth rotating axis,
the fifth arm is connected to the fourth arm and rotates around a fifth rotating axis, the fifth rotating axis being orthogonal to the fourth rotating axis when viewed from a direction orthogonal to both the fourth rotating axis and the fifth rotating axis,
the sixth arm is connected to the fifth arm and rotates around a sixth rotating axis, the sixth rotating axis being orthogonal to the fifth rotating axis when viewed from a direction orthogonal to the fifth rotating axis and the sixth rotating axis,
when viewed along the axial direction of the second rotating axis, the first arm, the second arm, and the third arm are configured to overlap each other in a folded state,
the third arm is closer to the first rotating axis than the second arm when the first arm, the second arm, and the third arm are in the folded state,
the first arm includes a first leg extending parallel to the second rotating axis and a second leg extending parallel to the first rotating axis, the first leg and the second leg being a single monolithic piece such that a position of the first leg relative to the second leg is fixed and the first leg and the second leg, together, rotate about the first rotating axis, and
the second leg connects to the second arm in a connection portion which positions the second arm spaced apart from the second leg such that the second arm rotates around the second rotating axis without contacting the second leg.

US Pat. No. 10,137,470

SYSTEM FOR PAINTING OBJECTS

EISENMANN SE, Boeblingen...

1. A system for painting comprising:a) a painting booth;
b) at least one application device arranged in the painting booth, from which paint can be discharged onto objects;
c) a plurality of ring lines, which extend along the painting booth and each carry an operating medium needed for operation of the at least one application device;
d) at least one connecting device, via which at least some of the ring lines can be connected to the at least one application device as required;
wherein
e) each ring line is subdivided into at least two ring line regions;
f) the at least one connecting device has at least one factory-prefabricated terminal module, the at least one factory-prefabricated terminal module being connected to the at least two ring line regions of each ring line, between each of the at least two ring line regions, to complete each ring line, the at least one factory-prefabricated terminal module comprising
fa) at least as many ring line sections as there are ring lines, each ring line section having a terminal at each opposing end of the ring line section, wherein a first terminal of each ring line section connects to a first region of one ring line, and a second terminal of each ring line section connects to a second region of one ring line;
fb) for each ring line section, a branch line branching off from the latter;
fc) a terminal device, to which the branch lines lead and via which at least some of the branch lines can be connected to an outlet terminal;
g) at least one hose or a line connecting the outlet terminal of the at least one factory-prefabricated terminal module directly or indirectly to the application device.

US Pat. No. 10,137,433

CATALYST AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A CATALYST

JOHNSON MATTHEY CATALYSTS...

1. A catalyst comprising a porous, ceramic support body having at least a portion of a surface of the ceramic support body being coated with a layer of a catalytically active washcoat coating, wherein the support body further comprises a layer of a permanent catalytically inactive material comprising at least one catalytically inactive inorganic component, and wherein the layer of the permanent catalytically inactive material:a) is at least partially present as a layer between the surface of the porous ceramic support body and the catalytically active washcoat coating; and/or
b) is impregnated in the pores of the ceramic support body underneath the surface of the ceramic support body and beneath the catalytically active washcoat coating, such that the porosity of the surface of the ceramic support body beneath the catalytically active washcoat coating is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,137,423

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MEASURING ANALYTE CONCENTRATION

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A device for sensing an analyte, the device comprising:a membrane that allows diffusion of an analyte;
an active measuring area for measuring a concentration of the analyte;
a sensing chamber situated between the membrane and the active measuring area, the sensing chamber including a wall and comprising a mediating fluid, the sensing chamber being defined by the membrane, the active measuring area and the wall; and
an element for producing convection within the mediating fluid to facilitate mixing of the analyte diffusing through the membrane in the mediating fluid to thereby reduce a response time for the active measuring area to measure the presence of the analyte in the mediating fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,137,399

VENTILATION SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED OPERATING METHOD FOR USE DURING A SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN A NUCLEAR INSTALLATION

AREVA GmbH, Erlangen (DE...

1. A ventilation system for an operating space accessible to operators in a nuclear installation, the ventilation system comprising:an external inlet;
a supply air line guided from said external inlet to the operating space;
a first fan connected in said supply air line;
a first inert gas adsorber column connected in said supply air line;
an external outlet;
an exhaust air line guided from the operating space to said external outlet;
a second fan connected in said exhaust air line;
a second inert gas adsorber column connected in said exhaust air line;
a switching device for interchanging roles of said first and second inert gas adsorber columns;
a circulating-air line;
a CO2 adsorber column connected in said circulating-air line; and
a circulating-air fan connected in said circulating-air line, said circulating-air line leading away from and back to the operating space, said second fan being able to be connected into said circulating-air line as said circulating-air fan.

US Pat. No. 10,137,395

GREASE FILTER, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND COOKING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A grease filter comprising:a first baffle plate including a plurality of inlet portions through which an air flows in and a plurality of first guide members by which the air flowing through the plurality of inlet portions is guided towards a second baffle plate, and
the second baffle plate arranged to face the first baffle plate, the second baffle plate including a plurality of outlet portions through which the air flows out and a plurality of second guide members by which the air flowing out through the plurality of outlet portions is guided,
wherein the second baffle plate is separable from the first baffle plate in entirety by slidably moving only in a horizontal direction with respect to the first baffle plate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,388

AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND CONTENT (BOD) OF SLUDGE AND OTHER PRODUCTS OF A WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

ClearCove Systems, Inc., ...

1. An enhanced primary treatment (EPT) system for treating wastewater comprising:an EPT settling tank having at least one influent feed system (IFS) fluidly coupled to an influent fluid pump which pumps an influent fluid having a biochemical oxygen demand content (BOD) into said IFS, said IFS having an IFS outflow which fills a settling volume of said EPT settling tank, a sludge drain disposed under said EPT settling tank, said sludge drain to discharge a sludge including BOD from said EPT settling tank and a clarified effluent discharge to recover decanted fluid from said EPT settling tank;
a controller having at least one computer processor;
a sludge sensor communicatively coupled to said controller, said sludge sensor to provide a sludge BOD concentration measurement, or a measurement from which said sludge BOD concentration is calculated;
a sludge valve or a sludge pump, said sludge valve or said sludge pump communicatively coupled to said controller to control a sludge discharge from said EPT settling tank by gravity, or a sludge pump communicatively coupled to said controller to control the discharge of the sludge including BOD by pumping;
a process algorithm configured to run on said controller, said process algorithm to control said sludge valve communicatively coupled to said controller to control the discharge of the sludge including BOD from said sludge drain by gravity or by pump in response to data from said sludge sensor of said sludge BOD concentration; and
an influent fluid sensor communicatively coupled to said controller to provide an influent fluid BOD concentration measurement, or a measurement from which an influent fluid BOD concentration is calculated by said controller, an influent flowmeter, and a sludge flowmeter communicatively coupled to said controller wherein said process algorithm configured to run on said controller further controls a flowrate of the influent fluid by controlling said influent fluid pump and wherein a volume of fluid in said EPT settling tank and a flow rate of said sludge discharge is controlled in response to a measured or calculated BOD concentration of said influent fluid and a measured or calculated BOD concentration of said sludge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,385

DEVICE FOR EXTRACTION OF POLLUTANTS BY MULTICHANNEL TUBULAR MEMBRANE

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A device for extraction of pollutants in a fluid, the device comprising at least one multichannel tubular membrane containing two or more fluid channels allowing the fluid to go through a feed inlet to an outlet end wherein the membrane comprises at least one extraction channel and molten salt, the at least one extraction channel and the two or more fluid channels are parallel, the at least one extraction channel being filled with the molten salt configured to adsorb said pollutants having to be extracted from the said fluid by diffusing from the two or more fluid channels to the molten salt placed in the parallel extraction channel.

US Pat. No. 10,137,369

CELLULAR PHONE GAMES BASED TELEVISION ARCHIVES

Winview, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method of playing a game based on streaming content, comprising:a. receiving streaming content and one or more game data files;
b. operating a program on a web-connected device to display one or more video clips and game data from the streaming content and the one or more game data files, wherein the streaming content and the one or more game data files are simultaneously streamed to all participants at a specific time; and
c. playing the game by selecting one or more choices related to the one or more video clips.

US Pat. No. 10,137,350

GOLF AID INCLUDING HEADS UP DISPLAY FOR GREEN READING

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An electronic imaging system for assisting a user with reading terrain within an environment, the electronic imaging system comprising:a memory component storing topographical slope data for a plurality of terrains within the environment;
a heads up display configured to be worn by the user, the heads up display having a display screen with a transparent display area configured to display images within a field of view of the user; and
a processor operable to communicate with the memory component and the heads up display, the processor being configured to:
identify one of the terrains proximate to a location of the user;
receive, from the memory component, the topographical slope data for the identified one of the terrains; and
direct the heads up display to display a visual indication of the received topographical slope data superimposed on the identified one of the terrains as the identified terrain is visible through the transparent display area of the display screen within the field of view of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,137,341

VARIABLE BOUNCE HEIGHT CLUB HEADS AND RELATED METHODS

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A golf club head comprising:a partial club head body configured to be removably coupled at different times with a first attachment member and a second attachment member in a recess of the club head body;
a back cavity separate from the recess;
a custom tuning port weight comprising a top end;
wherein the partial club head body further comprises a front surface, a top portion, a toe portion, a heel portion, and a sole portion;
wherein the partial club head body sole portion is omitted when neither the first nor the second attachment are removably coupled within the recess of the partial club head body;
wherein the back cavity comprises a top and a bottom;
wherein a complete club head body is formed when the first or the second attachment member is coupled with the partial club head body to form a sole portion;
wherein the first or the second attachment member comprises all of the sole portion extending entirely from the toe portion to the heel portion of a complete club head body;
wherein:
when the partial club head body is coupled with the first attachment member, the complete club head body comprises:
a first sole portion;
a loft angle;
a bounce angle; and
a first bounce height;
and
when the partial club head body is coupled with the second attachment member, the complete club head body comprises:
a second sole portion;
a loft angle;
a bounce angle; and
a second bounce height different than the first bounce height;
wherein the back cavity has an opening at the top of the back cavity and is closed at the bottom of the back cavity;
wherein the first attachment member comprises an asymmetric edge;
wherein the second attachment member comprises an asymmetric edge;
wherein the custom tuning port weight is disposed in the back cavity such that the top of the custom tuning port weight is exposed,
and the custom tuning port weight is separate from the recess;
wherein the recess comprises a recess edge;
wherein the recess edge is asymmetric in relation to the asymmetric edge of either the first attachment member or the second attachment member;
wherein the first attachment member or the second attachment member is disposed in the recess in a single orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,137,308

ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY TRIGGERED TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

The Florida International...

1. A system, comprising:a hardware component comprising an integrated circuit;
a software component stored on a computer-readable medium and in operable communication with the hardware component: and
a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) machine capable of producing magnetic stimulation,
the integrated circuit being in operable communication the TMS machine,
the software component being configured to receive waveforms from electrocardiography (ECG) hardware and to compute a determination factor based on the received waveforms such that if the determination factor is outside a predetermined range, the software component sends an abort signal to the TMS machine to cease any magnetic stimulation,
the software component being further configured to accept an input from a user and to send a control signal to the hardware component to perform an operation on the TMS machine based on the input from the user,
the software component comprising a graphical user interface with which the user interacts to provide the input,
the TMS machine comprising a first pedal corresponding to aborting magnetic stimulation, a second pedal corresponding to decreasing intensity of a magnetic pulse, a third pedal corresponding to triggering a magnetic pulse with a predefined intensity, and a fourth pedal corresponding to increasing intensity of a magnetic pulse,
the hardware component further comprising a first solenoid disposed adjacent to the first pedal of the TMS machine,
the system being configured such that, if the user input indicates that magnetic stimulation is to be aborted the hardware component presses the first pedal of the TMS machine by activating the first solenoid, and
the system being configured such that detection of a highest peak of an R wave by the ECG hardware is synchronized with triggering of the TMS machine.

US Pat. No. 10,137,291

VALVED CONNECTOR FOR MEDICAL LINES

INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A., ...

1. A valved male luer connector comprising:a casing, a tubular member having an inlet portion and an outlet portion with an open terminal end,
an elastic hollow element secured to the casing and enclosing the tubular member, said elastic hollow element having a terminal wall, which normally seals closed said terminal end of the outlet portion of the tubular member and having a cut,
a collar interposed between the casing and the elastic hollow element and axially displaceable, following thrust engagement by a female connector connectable to said male connector, causing a stretching deformation of said elastic hollow element and consequent opening of the flow passage between said inlet portion and said outlet portion of the tubular member, and
a priming cap releasably connectable to the casing of the connector to provide stretching deformation of said elastic element and to keep said terminal end of the outlet portion of the tubular member in communication with the atmosphere through a liquid-impermeable barrier,
said priming cap comprising a skirt and a tubular part, said skirt arranged outside the casing and configured to engage said casing, said tubular part coaxial to said skirt,
said tubular part comprising said liquid-impermeable barrier and said tubular part arranged to interact with said collar interposed between the casing and the elastic hollow element to cause said collar to move to contact said elastic hollow to deform said hollow element and allow fluid to flow from said inlet portion of said tubular member to said outlet portion of said tubular member to an interior of an outer tubular portion of said priming cap, said interior bounded by said liquid-impermeable barrier.

US Pat. No. 10,137,285

BALLOON DILATION SYSTEM WITH MALLEABLE INTERNAL GUIDE

Acclarent, Inc., Irvine,...

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) a handle assembly;
(b) a guide assembly extending distally from the handle assembly, wherein the guide assembly comprises:
(i) a malleable guide member having a distal end, wherein the malleable guide member is configured to assume and maintain a bent shape relative to a longitudinal axis of the guide assembly, and
(ii) a flexible guide member having a distal end, wherein the distal end of the flexible guide member is distal to the distal end of the malleable guide member, wherein the flexible guide member is slidably disposed positioned about the malleable guide member, wherein an entirety of the flexible guide member is translatable relative to the malleable guide member to advance the distal end of the flexible guide member relative to the distal end of the malleable guide member, wherein a portion of the flexible guide member is slidable along the malleable guide member; and
(c) a dilation catheter, wherein the dilation catheter is slidably disposed about the flexible guide member, wherein the flexible guide member and the dilation catheter are slidable independently of one another relative to the malleable guide member via the handle assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,137,213

UV DISINFECTING SYSTEM FOR A DENTAL OPERATORY

KAVO DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A fluid treatment system comprising:a dental instrument adapted to receive a fluid;
a fluid supply line configured to be coupled to the dental instrument and to provide fluid to the dental instrument for use of the fluid during a dental procedure, and
a UV source positioned to be in fluid communication with the fluid such that UV light from the UV source disinfects the fluid;
wherein the UV source includes
a conduit adapted to carry the fluid and having a first index of refraction, the conduit having an outside surface;
a pliable sheath surrounding the conduit, the sheath having an inside surface in contact with the outside surface of the conduit, the sheath having a second index of refraction, the second index of refraction being lower than the first index of refraction, and
a light source configured to produce UV light and arranged to send the UV light into the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,137,148

REDUCING THE PROLIFERATION OF ADENOCARCINOMA CELLS (CACO-2) BY ADMINISTRATION OF A POLY-OXYGENATED METAL HYDROXIDE

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Waco,...

1. A method of treating a mammal, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide composition to the mammal in need thereof to reduce a proliferation of colon adenocarcinoma CaCo-2 cells, wherein the poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide composition comprises a clathrate containing fee oxygen gas (O2) molecules; and wherein the therapeutically effective amount of the poly-oxygenated aluminum hydroxide composition ranges from 10 mg/L to 1000 mg/L.

US Pat. No. 10,137,090

NOZZLE, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROPARTICLES

1. A nozzle for producing microparticles, comprising:a nozzle body including a first fluid passageway therein, with a plurality of extension tubes communicated with an end of the first fluid passageway and spaced from each other, with each of the plurality of extension tubes including a distant end having an outlet port and located distant to the first fluid passageway; and
a cover mounted to the nozzle body and including a second fluid passageway having an end, with a plurality of sleeves communicated with the end of the second fluid passageway, with each of the plurality of sleeves including a far end having an opening and located distant to the second fluid passageway, wherein the nozzle body and the cover are detachable from each other,
with each of the plurality of extension tubes extending into one of the plurality of sleeves, with each of the plurality of extension tubes having an outer wall spaced from an inner wall of the one of the plurality of sleeves by a spacing, with the outlet port of each of the plurality of extension tubes located between the second fluid passageway and the opening of the one of the plurality of sleeves.

US Pat. No. 10,137,088

THERAPEUTIC NANOPARTICLES HAVING EGFR LIGANDS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A therapeutic nanoparticle, comprising:about 0.2 to about 35 weight percent of a therapeutic agent; and
about 50 to about 98 weight percent of a diblock poly(lactic)acid-poly(ethylene)glycol copolymer or a diblock poly(lactic)-co-poly(glycolic)acid-poly(ethylene)glycol copolymer; and
about 2% to about 12% PLA-PEG-EGFR ligand density, wherein the EGFR ligand is bound or associated to an azide functionalized PEG-PLA, wherein PLA is poly(lactic)acid and PEG is poly(ethylene)glycol; and wherein the EGFR ligand is a peptidyl ligand comprising a sequence selected from the group consisting of: Ac-DPCTWEVWGRECLQGGK(PEG4-DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 185), Ac-DACTWEVWGRECLQGGK(PEG4-DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 186), Ac-DPCT(2Ind)GEV(5MeO)WGRECLQGGK(PEG4-DBCO)-CONH2(SEQ ID NO: 187), Ac-DPPenTWEVWGREPenLQGGK(PEG4-DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 188), AcDAPenTWEVWGREPenLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 189), Ac-DACT(2Ind)GEV(5MeO)WGRECLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 190), Ac-DPPenT(2Ind)GEV(5MeO)WGREPenLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 191), Ac-DAPenT(2Ind)GEV(5MeO)WGREPenLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 192), Ac-DAPenTWEVWGREPenLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 193), Ac-DPCTWEVWGRECLQGGK(PEGS-DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 194), Ac-DACT (2Ind)GEV(5MeO)WGRECLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 195), AcDPPenT(2Ind)GEV(5MeO)WGREPenLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 196), and AcDAPenT(2Ind)GEV(5MeO)WGREPenLQGGK(DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 197), Ac-DPCTWEVWGRECLQGGK(PEG5-DBCO)-CONH2 (SEQ ID NO: 198), or modifications thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,137,078

METHODS FOR INTRAVESICAL DRUG DELIVERY AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LOADING DEVICES WITH DRUG TABLETS

TARIS Biomedical LLC, Le...

1. A method for administration of a drug into the urinary bladder of a patient, the method comprising:deploying into the urinary bladder of the patient a drug delivery device which comprises (i) elastic walls defining a drug reservoir lumen and a retention frame lumen, (ii) a plurality of solid drug tablets positioned in the drug reservoir lumen, and (iii) a retention frame positioned in the retention frame lumen, the retention frame comprising a shape memory material set in a coiled retention shape, wherein the device is elastically deformable between a relatively lower-profile shape to permit insertion of the device through the patient's urethra and a relatively higher-profile coiled shape for retention of the device within the patient's urinary bladder; and then
releasing solubilized drug from the device into the patient's urinary bladder,
wherein the device comprise a drug reservoir tube that defines the drug reservoir lumen; and a retention frame tube that defines the retention frame lumen, the retention frame tube being longitudinally aligned with and coupled to the drug reservoir tube along their entire lengths, wherein the drug reservoir tube and the retention frame tube are each substantially cylindrical and together form a monolithic structure.

US Pat. No. 10,137,045

PATIENT REPOSITIONING SYSTEM

Hillenbrand Management Co...

1. A patient repositioning system comprising:a mattress having a head end and a foot end and an upper surface and opposing longitudinal sides;
a sheet residing on the upper surface;
a pulling device operatively connected to the sheet and adapted to pull the sheet toward the head end with a patient residing thereon, thereby to reposition the patient;
a housing holding the pulling device;
an arrestor operatively connected to the pulling device and adapted to normally hold the sheet in place so as to prevent movement of the sheet toward the foot end of the mattress, and operable to selectively enable the sheet to be repositioned, reversed, or removed from the housing; and
a hand held device operable to selectively cooperate with the housing so as to actuate the pulling device from outside the housing, thereby to enable the patient to be repositioned from outside the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,137,031

COMBINATION THERAPY INTRAVAGINAL RINGS

International Partnership...

1. An intravaginal ring comprising a eutectic composition comprising dapivirine and an antimicrobial compound,wherein less than about 7 mg of dapivirine is released in vitro from said ring during an initial 24 hour period of release,
wherein the release rate of the antimicrobial compound from the intravaginal ring in vitro is increased as compared to the release rate of the antimicrobial compound from an intravaginal ring comprising the antimicrobial compound without dapivirine, and
wherein the intravaginal ring is a matrix-type ring, or a reservoir-type ring comprising a core and a sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,136,964

AUTOMATIC PLACEMENT OF PRECISION CUTS

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. An orthodontic system for positioning a patient's teeth, comprising:a first patient removable orthodontic tooth positioning appliance having teeth receiving cavities shaped to receive and apply a resilient positioning force to a patient's teeth provided in one of an upper jaw and a lower jaw, the appliance comprising a hook configured to receive an orthodontic elastic band; and
a second patient removable orthodontic tooth positioning appliance having teeth receiving cavities shaped to receive and apply a resilient positioning force to a patient's teeth provided in the other of the upper jaw and the lower jaw, the appliance comprising a cutout operable to expose an orthodontic elastic band receiving member wherein the cutout is operable to be disposed over a tooth, is shaped to extend between a first point of a gingival line of the tooth and a second point of the gingival line of the tooth, and has a gingival-facing surface arrangeable between the elastic band receiving member and an occlusal surface of the tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,136,927

ROD REDUCTION ASSEMBLIES AND RELATED METHODS

NuVasive, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A system to facilitate seating of a spinal rod into a rod-receiving portion of a fixation anchor, comprising:a rod reducer having a coupling unit and a translation unit, the coupling unit including a pair of anchor coupling arms situated at a distal end of the coupling unit, the anchor coupling arms each including an engagement feature that engages complementary engagement features on the rod receiving portion of the fixation anchor and a locking mechanism operable to inhibit disengagement of the coupling arm engagement features from the complementary engagement features on the rod receiving portion of the fixation anchor, the coupling arms being spaced apart to define a cavity and a rod channel therebetween, the translation unit extending from a proximal end to a distal rod engagement end, the distal rod engagement end being coupled to a translating mechanism that drives distal advancement of the distal rod engagement end relative to the coupling arms, and a passage extending through the translating unit from the proximal end to the distal rod engagement end configured for the passage of a locking cap through the translating unit from the proximal end to the rod engagement end.

US Pat. No. 10,136,860

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND TREATING HEART INSTABILITY

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A system for assessing a risk associated with a suspected heart rhythm disorder in a beating human heart, the system comprising:one or more sensors configured to detect one or more signals from the beating human heart;
a diagnostic unit configured to receive the one or more signals and:
calculate one or more signal changes associated with the one or more signals in response to an induced variation in at least one of rate and regularity in the beating human heart;
determine whether a slope of an action potential duration restitution curve associated with the signal changes indicates the suspected heart rhythm disorder, the action potential duration restitution curve defined by action potential durations corresponding to preceding diastolic intervals associated with the signals;
generate a risk score for the suspected heart rhythm disorder based at least in part on the signal changes and the slope; and
a display device for displaying a clinical representation based at least in part on the risk score for use in assessing the risk associated with the suspected heart rhythm disorder.

US Pat. No. 10,136,836

IMMUNITY FROM MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE FOR A MAGNETIC LOCATION TRACKER

BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL)...

1. A magnetic tracking system for positioning of instruments during a medical procedure on the head of a patient comprisinga ferromagnetic sheet;
a frame having an opening for surrounding a patient's head;
said frame mounted in proximity to the ferromagnetic sheet and having at least one radiator mounted therein
said at least one radiator having at least one coil for producing an alternating magnetic field which induces a respective magnetic image of the coil in the ferromagnetic sheet and wherein the magnetic image acts as a magnetic field radiator; and
a solid sheet of thermal insulation, mounted between the ferromagnetic sheet and the at least one radiator so as to prevent transfer of thermal energy from the at least one radiator to the ferromagnetic sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,136,804

AUTOMATIC FUNDUS IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEM

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A method of automatically capturing a fundus image of an eye, the method comprising:retrieving at least one first image from an image sensor device;
processing, using at least one computing device, the at least one first image digitally to generate a processed image, including:
downsampling the at least one first image;
converting the at least one first image into at least one monochromatic image;
applying a mask to remove a portion of the at least one first image;
processing the at least one first image for scaling and calculating absolute values of array element associated with the at least one first image to generate a result, and converting the result to unsigned 8 bit;
calculating a mean and standard deviation of the array elements associated with the at least one first image;
calculating a slope of the mean; and
determining the mean, standard deviation, and slope are within a predetermined range;
detecting, using the at least one computing device, at least one point of interest in the processed image;
determining, with the at least one computing device, whether the at least one point of interest is representative of a corresponding feature of the eye; and
capturing the fundus image of the eye based on the at least one first image.

US Pat. No. 10,136,784

AUTONOMOUS VACUUM

Techtronic Industries Co....

1. An autonomous vacuum cleaner comprising:an outer housing with one or more of a controller, a sensor, and an automatic wheel assembly operable in combination to sense a surrounding environment and to navigate about the surrounding environment to perform a surface cleaning operation without continuous human input;
a suction nozzle;
a suction motor and a fan assembly operable to generate an airflow through the vacuum cleaner from the suction nozzle through a debris separator to a clean air exhaust,
the suction motor and the fan assembly having an axis of rotation and a fan of the fan assembly rotatable about the axis of rotation,
the debris separator including a cyclonic separator operable to separate debris from the airflow, the cyclonic separator located within the housing, the cyclonic separator including:
a cylindrical wall along a longitudinal axis, the cylindrical wall having a first end and a second end and,
a dirty air inlet,
a clean air outlet,
a debris outlet adjacent the second end of the cylindrical wall, and
a dust bin in fluid communication with the debris outlet of the cyclonic separator, where the cyclonic separator longitudinal axis is coaxial with the motor and fan assembly axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,136,767

PERSONAL CARE ACCESSORY SUPPORT SYSTEM

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

1. A personal care accessory support system comprising:a rail with an aperture to fasten the rail to an upright support surface, and a plurality of receptacles formed in the rail;
at least two accessory holders, each of the at least two accessory holders comprising a base to receive and support an accessory, and a retainer sized to mount and support the accessory holder on the rail;
a spacer with a recess with at least one flat and an aperture aligned with the rail aperture;
a bolt with a head received in the spacer recess in engagement with the at least one flat to limit rotation of the bolt in the spacer, and a shank extending through the spacer aperture and the rail aperture;
a nut engaged with the bolt shank; and
an adhesive to adhere the spacer to the upright support surface;
wherein the at least two accessory holders comprise at least one of a hair dryer holder, a flat iron holder, a hair brush holder, a tumbler, and a toothbrush holder; and
wherein the rail is formed from stamped sheet metal.

US Pat. No. 10,136,735

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AIR MATTRESS TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Polygroup Macau Limited (...

1. An inflatable air mattress comprising:one or more inflatable air chambers disposed within the air mattress; and
an air temperature control system in fluid communication with the one or more inflatable air chambers, the air temperature control system comprising:
an air intake component having an outer seal and an inner seal, the outer seal being configured to selectively open to allow air to enter and exit the air intake component and to selectively close to inhibit the air from entering or exiting the air intake component, the inner seal being configured to selectively open to allow the air to pass between the one or more inflatable air chambers and the air intake component and to selectively close to inhibit the air from entering or exiting the one or more inflatable air chambers,
a fan in fluid communication with the air intake component, the fan being configured to selectively direct the air to flow into and out of the air mattress and to selectively circulate the air within the air mattress,
a temperature control element in fluid communication with the air intake component, the temperature control element being configured to selectively heat and/or cool the air within the air intake component, and
a controller configured to direct the opening and closing of the inner and outer seals and operation of the temperature control element and the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,136,727

BOOT RACK WITH ANGLED SUPPORT

Richards Homewares, Inc.,...

1. A boot rack comprisinga frame having a central bar extending between a pair of support feet, such that the pair of support feet engage a surface;
at least one elongate boot support element having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the at least one elongate boot support element includes a fixed component and a rotating component, such that the fixed component is fixed relative to the central bar, and the rotating component is connected to the fixed component via a hinge connection;
wherein the hinge connection defines a hinge axis which allows the rotating component to rotate about the hinge axis, wherein the hinge axis is separate from an axis formed by the central bar;
a locking mechanism such that when the at least one elongate boot support element is rotated to a vertically-extending position, a pair of interlocking elbows, located on the fixed component and the rotating component align and slide into a locked configuration, and
wherein the interlocking elbow located on the rotating component is structured to come into physical contact with the central bar to stop rotation of the rotating component at a user-selected position of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,136,717

WATERPROOF ENCLOSURE

ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A waterproof enclosure for enclosing an electronic component, comprising:an outer shell having a penetrating hole formed therethrough;
a waterproof filter having air permeability and covering the penetrating hole; and
a projecting part projecting from an outer surface of the outer shell and covering the penetrating hole,
wherein the projecting part includes a plurality of vent holes connecting the penetrating hole to outside space,
wherein each of the vent holes is delimited by a sloping surface extending at an angle from the outer surface toward the penetrating hole, and
wherein the projecting part includes an outer circumferential part and an inner circumferential part which are concentric hollow cylinders, a space being formed between a lateral surface of the outer circumferential part and a lateral surface of the inner circumferential part, the lateral surface of the outer circumferential part having the vent holes formed therethrough, the lateral surface of the inner circumferential part facing the vent holes formed through the lateral surface of the outer circumferential part.

US Pat. No. 10,136,701

TENSILE-STRAND ENCLOSURE SYSTEM FOR FOOTWEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An enclosure system for a footwear article, which includes a lateral side, a medial side, an inferior side, and a superior side, the enclosure system comprising:a first strand element and a second strand element;
a first strand anchor point on the lateral side of the footwear article, the first strand anchor point threadably receiving the first strand element;
a second strand anchor point on the medial side of the footwear article, article, wherein the second strand element extends from the lateral side of the footwear article, across the superior side of the footwear article, and interloops with the second strand anchor point on the medial side of the footwear article; and
a third strand anchor point coupled to the second strand element, which is interlooped with the second strand anchor point, and positioned on the medial side of the footwear article, wherein the first strand element threads between the first strand anchor point on the lateral side and the third strand anchor point on the medial side, and wherein an amount of tension applied to the second strand element is adjustable by changing an amount of tension applied to the first strand element.

US Pat. No. 10,136,693

PROTECTIVE FACE SHIELD ASSEMBLY

PAULSON MANUFACTURING COR...

1. A protective face shield assembly for use with a safety helmet, the face shield assembly comprising:an inner frame configured to be detachably mounted to the safety helmet, said inner frame having a plurality of through side slots in a position spaced from the detachable mounting;
a shield frame rotatably mounted to said inner frame and having a stowed position and a deployed position, said shield frame having a side portion with a plurality of through side slots, said shield frame side portion overlapping said inner frame side portion when said shield frame is in the deployed position in a manner that said shield frame side slots are in offset registration with said inner frame side slots so that the respective side slots have substantially no direct overlap to thereby provide indirect ventilation and provide protection from energy from an arc-flash event; and
a face protective window mounted to said shield frame, said window being raised together with said shield frame when in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,136,676

ELECTRONIC VAPOR PROVISION SYSTEM

NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIM...

1. An electronic vapor provision system comprising:a vaporizer for vaporizing liquid for inhalation by a user of the electronic vapor provision system;
a re-chargeable power supply comprising a cell or battery for supplying power to the vaporizer, wherein the cell or battery is configured to be re-chargeable solely from a power source external to the electronic vapor provision system;
a sensor for detecting airflow through the electronic vapor provision system as a result of the inhalation by the user;
a manual activation device; and
a control unit for causing power from the cell or battery to be supplied to the vaporizer to vaporize the liquid providing the control unit determines that both (i) the sensor is detecting airflow through the electronic vapor provision system and (ii) the manual activation device is manually activated by the user,
wherein the manual activation device is configured to remain activated only for the duration of an ongoing, continuous operation from the user, and once the user operation terminates, the manual activation device is configured to automatically de-activate.

US Pat. No. 10,136,661

PROCESS FOR PREPARING FERMENTED SOYBEAN MEAL

CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATIO...

1. A method for preparing fermented soybean meal, comprising:(a3) fermenting soybean meal in a fermentation apparatus while adding water to the fermenting the soybean meal to maintain moisture content in the range of 40-60%;
(a4) pre-drying the fermented soybean meal to achieve a moisture content to 25 to 32%; in a pre-drying apparatus;
(b) eddycurrent-transferring the pre-dried fermented soybean meal to a drying apparatus from the pre-drying apparatus using an eddycurrent-transferring apparatus; and
(c) drying the fermented soybean meal in the drying apparatus at a temperature of from 75 to 90° C. for from 10 to 35 minutes.
US Pat. No. 10,137,204

ANTI-DLL3 ANTIBODY DRUG CONJUGATES FOR TREATING CANCER

AbbVie Stemcentrx LLC, N...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an anti-DLL3 antibody drug conjugate (ADC), wherein the antibody drug conjugate (ADC) comprises the formula M-[L-D]n, wherein:M comprises an anti-DLL3 antibody that binds to an epitope within the DSL domain of a DLL3 protein set forth as SEQ ID NO: 3 or 4;
L comprises an optional linker;
D comprises a radioisotope; and
n is an integer from 1 to 20.
US Pat. No. 10,138,487

APTAMERS AGAINST GLIOMA CELLS

University of Central Lan...

1. A method of treating Grade I or Grade III glioma in a subject, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an aptamer comprising a nucleic acid sequence designated as SEQ ID NO:2 in association with an anti-cancer agent.
US Pat. No. 10,138,524

SYNTHETIC NUCLEIC ACID CONTROL MOLECULES

EXACT SCIENCES DEVELOPMEN...

1. A run control composition for a diagnostic assay, wherein the diagnostic assay is configured to provide a diagnostic result by measuring a ratio of an amount of a gene in a sample from a human subject that is methylated in a methylation assay footprint nucleotide sequence in the gene to an amount of the gene in the sample that is not methylated in said methylation assay footprint nucleotide sequence, wherein a ratio in a sample above a cutoff value measured by the diagnostic assay is indicative of a disease state in the human subject, the run control composition comprising:(a) a first synthetic DNA fragment comprising the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence of said human gene, the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in said first synthetic DNA fragment comprising a pattern of cytosines, wherein each of the cytosines within the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence comprises a 5-methyl;
(b) a second synthetic DNA fragment comprising the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence of said human gene, the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in said second synthetic DNA fragment comprising the same number and pattern of cytosines as the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in the first synthetic DNA fragment, wherein none of the cytosines within the methylation footprint nucleotide sequence in the second synthetic DNA fragment comprises a 5-methyl, and
(c) fish DNA;
wherein a ratio of the number of copies of the first synthetic DNA fragment to the number of copies of the second synthetic DNA fragment in the run control composition is above said cutoff value.
US Pat. No. 10,138,276

INHIBITION OF TCR SIGNALING WITH PEPTIDE VARIANTS

SIGNABLOK, Inc., Shrewsb...

1. A composition, the composition comprising a peptide consisting of no more than 25 amino acids according to formulaR1-Y1-Y2-Y3-Y4-Y5-Y6-Y7-Y8-Y9-Y10-Y11-R2,wherein:R1 is selected from the group consisting of N-terminal sugar conjugate and N-terminal lipid conjugate;
Y1 is selected from the group consisting of Arg, Arg-Arg, Arg-Arg-Arg and Arg-Arg-Arg-Arg (SEQ ID NO: 82);
Y2 is selected from the group consisting of Lys, Lys-Lys, Lys-Lys-Lys and Lys-Lys-Lys-Lys (SEQ ID NO: 83);
Y3 is selected from the group consisting of A1-A2-A3, A*1-A*2-A*3-A*4 and A**1-A**2-A**3-A**4, wherein:
A1 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Val, Ile, Leu and a two amino acid peptide, said peptide consisting of Val, Ile and Leu in any combination;
A2 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Gly and Met;
A3 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Phe, Leu, Ile and Tyr;
A*1 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Arg, Gly, Leu and Ile;
A*2 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Asn, Gln and Ala;
A*3 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Ile, Leu and Ser;
A*4 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Val, Asn and Gly;
A**1 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Ala, Pro, Cys, Thr, Asn, Met, Glu and a two amino acid peptide, said peptide consisting of Ala, Pro, Cys, Thr, Asn, Met and Glu in any combination;
A**2 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Thr, Ser, Gly, Ala, Tyr, Pro, Ile, a two amino acid peptide and a three amino acid peptide, said peptide consisting of Thr, Ser, Gly, Ala, Tyr, Pro and Ile in any combination;
A**3 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Gly, Met, Cys, Pro, Leu, Ile, Gln and a two amino acid peptide, said peptide consisting of Gly, Met, Cys, Pro, Leu, Ile and Gln in any combination;
A**4 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Ala, Thr, Glu, Asn and Ser;
Y4 is a positively charged amino acid selected from the group comprising Arg, Lys and His;
Y5 is selected form the group consisting of C1, C*1 and C**, wherein:
C1 is a four amino acid peptide consisting of Leu, Ile, Thr and Pro in any combination;
C*1 is a three amino acid peptide consisting of Asp, Leu, Ile, Arg, Lys, Ser, Val and Glu in any combination;
C** is an eight amino acid peptide;
Y6 is a positively charged amino acid selected from the group comprising Arg, Lys and His;
Y7 is selected from the group consisting of E1-E2-E3, E*1 and E**1-E**2-E**3, wherein:
E1 is Val or Tyr;
E2 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Ala and Phe;
E3 is absent or Gly;
E*1 is a three amino acid peptide consisting of Asp, Asn, Leu, Lys, Ile, Val and Glu in any combination;
E**1 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Gln, Cys, Glu, Trp and Arg;
E**2 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Leu, Ile, Phe, Gly and Lys;
E**3 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Gly and Thr;
Y8 is selected form the group consisting of F1-F2, F*1 and F**1, wherein:
F1 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Gly, Phe, Asn, a two amino acid peptide and a three amino acid peptide, said peptide consisting of Gly, Phe and Asn in any combination;
F2 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Leu, Phe, Ile, Met, Thr, Gln, a two amino acide peptide, a three amino acide peptide, a four amino acide peptide and a five amino acide peptide, said peptide consisting of Leu, Phe, Ile, Met, Thr and Gln in any combination;
F*1 is a positively charged amino acid selected from the group comprising Arg, Lys and His;
F**1 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Asn, Leu, Ile, Thr, Phe, Val, a two amino acid peptide, a three amino acid peptide and a four amino acid peptide said peptide consisting of Asn, Leu, Ile, Thr, Phe and Val in any combination;
Y9 is absent or G*1-G*2, wherein:
G*1 is selected from the group consisting of Ile, Leu and Asp;
G*2 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Asn and Thr;
Y10 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Arg, Arg-Arg, Arg-Arg-Arg and Arg-Arg-Arg-Arg (SEQ ID NO: 82);
Y11 is absent or is selected from the group consisting of Lys, Lys-Lys, Lys-Lys-Lys and Lys-Lys-Lys-Lys (SEQ ID NO: 83); and
R2 is absent or is C-terminal lipid conjugate.
US Pat. No. 10,137,534

BONDING WIRE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Nippon Micrometal Corpora...

1. A bonding wire for a semiconductor device, the bonding wire comprising:a Cu alloy core material; and
a Pd coating layer formed on a surface of the Cu alloy core material, wherein
the bonding wire contains at least one element selected from Ni, Zn, Rh, Ir, and Pt,
a concentration of the elements in total relative to the entire wire is 0.03% by mass or more and 2% by mass or less, or
the bonding wire contains In, a concentration of In is 0.07% by mass or more and 2% by mass or less relative to the entire wire,
when measuring crystal orientations on a cross-section of the core material in a direction perpendicular to a wire axis of the bonding wire, a crystal orientation <100> angled at 15 degrees or less to the wire axis direction has a proportion of 50% or more among crystal orientations in the wire axis direction, and
an average crystal grain size in the cross-section of the core material in the direction perpendicular to the wire axis of the bonding wire is 0.9 ?m or more and 1.3 ?m or less.
US Pat. No. 10,138,559

CHEMICAL CONVERSION AGENT AND METAL SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD

NIPPON PAINT SURF CHEMICA...

1. A chemical conversion agent comprising one, or two or more metal element(s) (A) selected from the group consisting of zirconium, titanium, and hafnium,a vanadium element (B), and
a resin (C),
wherein the chemical coversion agent only includes, as the resin (C), a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) consisting of at least one of polyvinyl alcohol and a derivative thereof, and one, or two or more metal ion-crosslinkable polymer(s) (C2),
wherein a polymerization degree of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) is 500 to 1,100,
wherein the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) is one, or two or more polymer(s) selected from the group consisting of polyacrylic acid, phosphoric acid polymer, phosphonic acid polymer, water-soluble or water-dispersible epoxy polymer, water-soluble or water-dispersible urethane-based polymer, and polyester,
wherein the value of a ratio (Wa/Wb) of the mass-based total content (Wa) of the metal element (A) to the mass-based content (Wb) of the vanadium element (B) is 0.1-15,
wherein the value of a ratio ((Wa+Wb)/Wc1) of the mass-based total content (Wa+Wb) of the metal element (A) and the vanadium element (B) to the mass-based total content (Wc1) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) is 0.25-15, and
wherein the value of a ratio (Wc2/(Wc1+Wc2)) of the mass-based total content (Wc2) of the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) to the mass-based total content (Wc1+Wc2) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (C1) and the metal ion-crosslinkable polymer (C2) is 0.4 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,137,081

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SUSTAINED RELEASE OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS

Delpor, Inc., San Franci...

1. A drug delivery device, comprising:a non-erodible, non-porous housing member defining a reservoir, said housing member having first and second opposing ends;
a porous partition positioned in the housing member; and
contained within said reservoir, a drug formulation comprised of a salt form of risperidone selected from the group consisting of risperidone octanoate, risperidone hexanoate and risperidone pentanoate, wherein the drug formulation when hydrated releases risperidone at a rate that provides a therapeutic dose over a period of at least about 2 months.
US Pat. No. 10,137,082

HYDROGEL MICROPARTICLE SCAFFOLD WITH GRADIENTS OF DEGRADABILITY AND METHODS THEREOF

Washington University, S...

1. A modular scaffold comprising a plurality of hydrogel microparticles, wherein the hydrogel microparticles are crosslinked together with at least some crosslinks having tunable rates of enzymatic degradation, wherein the crosslinks is the plasmin sensitive peptide sequence Ac-GCGGVRNGGK-NH2.
US Pat. No. 10,138,367

COPOLYMERS OF POLY(ETHYLENE-CO-ACRYLIC ACID) AND POLYDIORGANOSILOXANES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A composition comprising:a) a poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) copolymer and
b) 0.1 to 10 wt. % of the functional copolymer of a functional copolymer comprising a poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) segment and a covalently bound polydiorganosiloxane segment.
US Pat. No. 10,138,376

REDUCED TRACKING, REDUCED CURING TIME ASPHALT EMULSION AND METHOD OF MAKING AND USING SAME

TexTile Rubber and Chemic...

1. An emulsion comprising:a continuous phase comprising water; and
a discontinuous phase comprising an asphalt composition and a vinyl acetate-ethylene (“VAE”) copolymer, wherein the vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer comprises about 60% to about 95% by weight vinyl acetate monomers and about 5% to about 40% by weight ethylene monomers and wherein when the emulsion is cured, the cured asphalt composition has a penetration value of about 50 dmm to about 100 dmm and wherein the asphalt composition has a softening point of about 118 to less than 140° F.
US Pat. No. 10,137,098

TRANSDERMAL PREPARATION

TEIKOKU SEIYAKU CO., LTD....

1. A transdermal absorption preparation comprising:silodosin or a salt thereof, or tamsulosin or a salt thereof as an active ingredient,
an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive that comprises a copolymer of at least one (meth)acrylic acid monomer and at least one vinyl monomer and that contains a carboxyl group, and
at least one transdermal absorption promoting agent selected from the group consisting of oleyl alcohol, lauryl alcohol, and lauromacrogol,
wherein the vinyl monomer comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of vinyl acetate, N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone, acrylamide, dimethylacrylamide, diethylacrylamide, methacrylamide, N-methylolacrylamide, glycidyl acrylate, and glycidyl methacrylate, and
wherein the transdermal absorption preparation does not include fatty acid ester and/or fatty acid amide.
US Pat. No. 10,139,405

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING INFECTION IN SYNOVIAL FLUID

CD Diagnostics, Inc., Cl...

1. A method of treating joint pain in a subject, the method comprising;applying a fluid sample obtained from the joint to a system comprising a device, cartridge or strip having a flow path through which a fluid sample can move, the flow path comprising:
a) a first region comprising a first detection reagent that specifically binds a human neutrophil ?-defensin; and
b) a second region comprising an internal control detector reagent; and
treating the subject with an anti-bacterial agent if greater than 5,000 ng/ml of human neutrophil ?-defensin is detected in the fluid sample, or treating the subject for aseptic-inflammation if less than 5,000 ng/ml of human neutrophil ?-defensin is detected in the fluid sample.
US Pat. No. 10,137,104

COMBINATION THERAPY WITH AN ANTI-HYALURONAN AGENT AND THERAPEUTIC AGENT

Halozyme, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A method for treating pancreatic cancer, comprising administering to a subject:a) a composition comprising a soluble PH20 hyaluronidase, wherein the soluble PH20 hyaluronidase is PEGylated; and
b) a composition comprising a tumor-targeted taxane that is nab-paclitaxel or nab-docetaxel, wherein:
the subject has pancreatic cancer;
the soluble PH20 hyaluronidase comprises a sequence of amino acid residues that has at least 95% sequence identity to the sequence of amino acid residues set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4; and
the composition comprising the PEGylated soluble PH20 hyaluronidase, and the composition comprising the tumor-targeted taxane are administered separately in two compositions or are administered in a single composition.
US Pat. No. 10,139,422

THROUGHPUT OPTIMIZING REAGENT DISTRIBUTION

Siemens Healthcare Diagno...

1. A method for distributing sample tests in an IVD environment comprising:identifying a plurality of expected tests to be performed by a plurality of analyzer modules on a plurality of patient fluid samples stored in sample vessels;
determining information about the capabilities of the plurality of analyzer modules;
receiving, at a processor, incompatibility data identifying which of the plurality of expected tests are incompatible, where two tests within the plurality of expected tests are identified as incompatible when a pipette that interacts with the plurality of patient fluid samples would need to spend at least one cycle doing one of sitting idle due to a resource allocation conflict between the two tests and performing a washing operation due to a chemistry conflict between the two tests;
calculating, by the processor, using the incompatibility data, a distribution of the plurality of expected tests amongst the plurality of analyzer modules that minimizes both resource allocation conflicts and chemistry conflicts;
allocating reagents to each of the plurality of analyzer modules by selectively distributing a plurality of reagents to each of the plurality of analyzer modules in accordance with the calculated distribution of expected tests;
scheduling the plurality of patient fluid samples to undergo tests at the plurality of analyzer modules in accordance with the calculated distribution of expected tests; and
moving the sample vessels via an automation system such that at least a subset of the plurality of patient fluid samples each undergo tests by at least two of the plurality of analyzer modules to complete a plurality of test panels in accordance with the scheduling step,
wherein the step of calculating a distribution of the plurality of expected tests comprises using a search algorithm to identify at least one solution that exceeds a compatibility threshold.
US Pat. No. 10,138,405

FIBER SUSPENDING AGENT FOR LOST-CIRCULATION MATERIALS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A treatment fluid comprising:a base fluid;
a lost-circulation material, wherein the lost-circulation material inhibits or prevents some or all of the treatment fluid from penetrating into a subterranean formation from a wellbore, wherein the wellbore penetrates the subterranean formation; and
a suspending agent, wherein the suspending agent consists of a plurality of fibers, wherein the fibers have a length to diameter aspect ratio of about 100:1 to about 5000:1, wherein the fibers have a distribution such that at least 90% of the fibers have a length in the range of about 5 to about 25 millimeters; and wherein the suspending agent is in at least a sufficient concentration to provide a lost-circulation material distribution of at least 30% for a test treatment fluid consisting essentially of the base fluid, the lost-circulation material, and the suspending agent at a temperature of a lost-circulation zone of the subterranean formation and after performing static aging for at least 1 hour.
US Pat. No. 10,137,139

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of repeatedly delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being, comprising: requiring a human being in need of treatment with zoledronic acid to fast for at least 4 hours, administering an oral dosage form comprising zoledronic acid in an acid form or a salt form to the human being, and then requiring the human being to fast for an additional 2 hours, wherein the bioavailability of zoledronic acid in the dosage form is about 1.8% to about 2.3%, wherein the dosage form is administered more than once, and wherein about 100 mg/m2 to about 200 mg/m2 of the zoledronic acid in the acid form or the salt form is the average dose administered to the human being within a period of one month, and the zoledronic acid is administered for a total of 1 to 2 months.
US Pat. No. 10,137,666

NOISE ABSORBENT FABRIC HAVING IMPROVED HEAT AND SOUND INSULATION PROPERTY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A noise-absorbent fabric comprising:a metal film; and
a noise-absorbing layer comprising a nonwoven fabric comprising i) an amount of about 30-100 wt % of a heat-resistant fiber based on the total weight of the noise-absorbing layer and ii) a first binder,
wherein the nonwoven fabric comprises microcavities.
US Pat. No. 10,138,435

RENEWABLE DIESEL AND JET FUEL FROM MICROBIAL SOURCES

CORBION BIOTECH, INC., S...

1. A method of cultivating a recombinant microalgal cell in a culture medium, the cell comprising an exogenous gene encoding a sucrose invertase operably linked to a promoter, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing the microalgae;
(b) adding sucrose to the culture medium; and
(c) cultivating the microalgae in the culture medium, wherein the invertase enzyme allows the microalgae to grow on sucrose, wherein the recombinant microalgal cell is cultivated until the cell accumulates at least 10% of its dry cell weight as lipid.
US Pat. No. 10,138,184

CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR PREPARING ETHYLENE GLYCOL FROM A CARBOHYDRATE SOURCE

Avantium Knowledge Centre...

1. Continuous process for preparing ethylene glycol from a carbohydrate source byreaction of the carbohydrate source with hydrogen,
wherein hydrogen, the carbohydrate source and a liquid diluent are continuously fed into a continuous stirred tank reactor wherein a catalyst system is present, which catalyst system comprises a tungsten compound and at least one hydrogenolysis metal selected from the groups 8, 9 or 10 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, to achieve the reaction between the carbohydrate source and hydrogen to ethylene glycol;
wherein continuously a product mixture comprising ethylene glycol and diluent is removed from the continuous stirred tank reactor; and
wherein continuously or periodically further at least a tungsten compound is added to the continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR), wherein the amount of tungsten that is added to the CSTR is such that the concentration thereof in the CSTR is substantially constant.
US Pat. No. 10,138,443

CLEANING COMPOSITION WITH RAPID FOAM COLLAPSE

Rohm and Haas Company, P...

1. An aqueous foaming cleaning composition comprising:a nonionic alkoxylated surfactant that is a condensation product of an alcohol having a 2-ethyl hexyl group and 2 to 9 moles of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide per molecule of the alcohol, wherein the nonionic surfactant has a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance of 8.5 to 13.5;
a first compound comprising ethyl octanoate, butyl octanoate, ethyl decanoate, butyl decanoate, ethyl laurate, or a combination thereof; and
a second compound that is miscible with water and has Hansen solubility parameters of 14 MPa0.5??D?17 MPa0.5, 1??P?7 MPa0.5, and 7??H?12 MPa0.5,
wherein the surfactant, the first compound, and the second compound are each independently included in an amount of 0.2 to 8 weight percent, based on a total weight of the cleaning composition.
US Pat. No. 10,139,728

METHOD FOR MICROWAVE PROCESSING OF PHOTOSENSITIVE POLYIMIDES

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

8. A method for curing photopolymer films, comprising:depositing a photopolymer film on a substrate;
photopatterning the photopolymer film;
developing the photopatterned photopolymer film; and
curing the developed photopolymer film by microwave heating for a selected time in a selected atmosphere containing an oxygen concentration from about 20 to 200,000 ppm, wherein the oxygen concentration is maintained by at least one of supplying a known amount of oxygen gas to the atmosphere or adjusting the pressure of the atmosphere.
US Pat. No. 10,137,167

METHODS COMPRISING DESMOPRESSIN

Ferring B.V., Hoofddorp ...

1. A method of further reducing nocturnal voids in a male patient in need thereof comprising:measuring the patient's serum sodium level;
administering to the patient, with a serum sodium level of at least 130 mmol/L, prior to bedtime an orodispersible dose of desmopressin chosen from 25 ?g, 50 ?g, and 100 ?g over a first treatment period of about 28 days, wherein the dose is taken from 0.8 to 3 hours prior to the patient's bedtime and once daily;
measuring the patient's serum sodium level after the first treatment period; and
continuing to administer the orodisperible dose of desmopressin prior to bedtime over a second contiguous treatment period of at least 28 days to about 1 year if the male patient has a serum sodium level of at least 130 mmol/L,
wherein the nocturnal voids over the second treatment period are further reduced in view of the reduction in the nocturnal voids over the first treatment period and wherein the reduction in the nocturnal voids over the first treatment period is determined based on the patient's nocturnal voids before administration of the orodispersible dose of desmopressin for the first treatment period.
US Pat. No. 10,137,177

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS USED IN TREATING INFLAMMATORY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

The United States of Amer...

1. A method of treating neuroinflammation in a subject, the method comprising:administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a safe and effective amount of recombinant WE thrombin, or a homolog thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,136,667

THICKENING COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MATSUTANI CHEMICAL INDUST...

1. A thickening composition, consisting of:a thickening polysaccharide; and a metal salt-enclosing dextrin, wherein
the metal salt is selected from the group consisting of calcium lactate, calcium acetate, calcium gluconate, calcium pantothenate, calcium ascorbate, magnesium sulfate, trisodium citrate, and tripotassium citrate;
the thickening polysaccharide is selected from the group consisting of xanthan gum, carrageenan, guar gum, locust bean gum, tara gum, and glucomannan;
a mass ratio of the thickening polysaccharide to a total metal salt-enclosing dextrin is from 46:54 to 70:30; and
a ratio in parts by mass of the total metal salt is 3.5 to 12.8 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the thickening polysaccharide,
wherein the dextrin has a DE of 8 to 25.
US Pat. No. 10,137,438

HYDROPROCESSING CATALYST COMPOSITION AND PROCESS THEREOF

Indian Oil Corporation Li...

1. A catalyst precursor composition comprising:a. a first component comprising active sites, said first component being a surface modified clay and a pore modified zeolite, and
b. a second component being metal species comprising of at least one metal selected from Group VI B and at least one metal selected from VIII B;
wherein the second component is in intimate contact with the active sites of the first component;
wherein the surface modified clay is obtained by calcination at a temperature in the range of 500° C. to 1000° C., followed by controlled acid leaching of a kaolin clay and the pore modified zeolite is obtained by controlled acid leaching of a faujasite zeolite.

US Pat. No. 10,143,050

LED DRIVER, LIGHTING SYSTEM USING THE DRIVER AND DRIVING METHOD

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A controller adapted to control a dimmable light source, wherein the controller comprises an input adapted to receive a second dimming level, which is different to a first dimming level to which the light source is set and an output for providing control commands to the light source to control the brightness level over time,wherein the controller is adapted to:
set a fade time over which the light source is to be controlled to adjust the light source output from the first dimming level to the second dimming level, wherein the fade time is selected in dependence on both the difference between the first and second dimming levels and the absolute value of at least one of the first and second dimming levels; and adapted to control the light source to adjust the dimming level over the course of the set fade time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,034

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MANAGING STORED SYSTEM INFORMATION USING VALIDLY TIMER WHEN APPLYING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION MODE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving system information from a base station;
identifying whether validity time information is included in the system information;
determining a validity time as a first time when the validity time information is included in the system information;
determining a validity time as a second time different from the first time when the validity time information is not included in the system information; and
determining the system information is valid or not based on the determined validity time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,028

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO IMPLEMENT INDEPENDENT WIRELESS CONNECTIONS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication system to implement independent wireless connections for data communication services comprising a voice call and a video call, the method comprising:receiving a request indicating one of the data communication services and a User Equipment (UE) Identifier (ID) for a UE indicating a media call and responsively selecting a number of unassigned independent wireless connections and assigned independent wireless connections for the UE based on the UE ID and the data communication service;
configuring multiple wireless communication devices to use the assigned independent wireless connections and reserve the established number of unassigned independent wireless connections with multiple wireless access points and responsively monitoring the assigned independent wireless connections; and
detecting a data communication loss on one or more of the assigned independent wireless connections and responsively selecting ones of the unassigned independent wireless connections and assigning the UE to the selected ones of the unassigned independent wireless connections.

US Pat. No. 10,143,027

DEVICE SELECTION FOR ROUTING OF COMMUNICATIONS

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computing system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory including computer instructions that, upon execution by the one or more processors, cause the computing system to:
receive, from a first device, first data representing a first verbal instruction to establish a first phone call with a first entity;
determine, using first information associated with a first mobile telephone, that the first entity corresponds to the first mobile telephone;
cause the first device to establish a first point-to-point wireless connection with the first mobile telephone;
cause the first mobile telephone to establish a first communication session for the first phone call with the first entity;
receive second data representing a second verbal instruction to establish a second phone call with a second entity;
determine, using second information associated with a second mobile telephone, that the second entity corresponds to the second mobile telephone; and
cause the second mobile telephone to establish a second communication session for the second phone call with the second entity.

US Pat. No. 10,143,025

NEIGHBORING NETWORK DEVICES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by a processing resource, cause a computer to:determine a characteristic of a radio-frequency environment in a wireless local area network, the wireless local area network comprising a subset of network devices;
determine that at least two network devices of the subset of network devices are within a same radio-frequency environment;
indicate a first region to be associated with each network device of the subset of network devices based on a determination that at least two of the subset of network devices are neighbors; and
merge the first region with a second region to identify a new region including a combined subset of network devices affected by the characteristic of the radio-frequency environment in the wireless local area network.

US Pat. No. 10,143,018

COMPUTING DEVICE WITH WIRELESS NETWORK SELECTION FEATURE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:transmitting, by a computing device, data over a first wireless connection with a first wireless access point during a data communication session;
detecting, by the computing device, a wireless signal from a second wireless access point while the computing device is transmitting data over the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point during the data communication session;
in response to detecting the wireless signal from the second wireless access point, determining, by the computing device, whether an account of the computing device is currently running or is likely to run a deficit relative to a budget, wherein the budget corresponds to an amount of data that is available for transmission over a period of time;
in response to detecting the wireless signal from the second wireless access point, determining, by the computing device, whether an estimated level of data packet loss for the second wireless access point is greater than or equal to a threshold level of data packet loss, wherein the estimated level of data packet loss being greater than or equal to the threshold level of data packet loss indicates that a second wireless connection with the second wireless access point has at least a threshold likelihood of being a low quality connection;
based on (i) when the estimated level of data packet loss is determined to be greater than or equal to the threshold level of data packet loss and (ii) whether the account of the computing device is currently running or is likely to run the deficit relative to the budget, determining, by the computing device, that the computing device should switch from the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point to the second wireless connection with the second wireless access point; and
establishing, by the computing device, the second wireless connection as a result of the determining that the computing device should switch from transmitting data over the first wireless connection with the first wireless access point to the second wireless connection with the second wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,142,997

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING PHYSICAL RESOURCE, AND CONTROLLER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for adjusting a physical resource, comprising:collecting load information of a control plane (CP) from a CP board, collecting load information of a user plane (UP) from a UP board, and obtaining a CP workload according to the load information of the CP and a UP workload according to the load information of the UP, wherein the collecting comprises:
collecting the load information of the CP in a preset time cycle from the CP board, collecting the load information of the UP in the preset time cycle from the UP board, and obtaining at least one CP load capacity according to the load information of the CP in the preset time cycle, and at least one UP load capacity according to the load information of the UP in the preset time cycle, wherein the load information of the CP and the load information of the UP comprises any one or more of the following: central processing unit (CPU) usage, a quantity of users, and throughput; and
determining a maximum value in the at least one CP load capacity or an average value of the at least one CP load capacity as the CP workload, and determining a maximum value in the at least one UP load capacity or an average value of the at least one UP load capacity as the UP workload;
calculating a quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources when the CP workload and the UP workload meet a preset balancing adjustment condition, wherein that the CP workload and the UP workload meet the preset balancing adjustment condition comprises:
an absolute value of a difference between the CP workload and the UP workload is beyond a preset range threshold; or
a ratio of the CP workload and the UP workload is beyond the preset range threshold; and
adjusting physical resources of the CP and the UP according to the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources, wherein the adjusting physical resources of the CP and the UP according to the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources comprises:
when the CP workload is smaller than the UP workload, changing a logic type of CP boards, having a first quantity indicated by the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources, into a UP logic type to implement a UP function; or
when the UP workload is smaller than the CP workload, changing a logic type of UP boards, having a second quantity indicated by the quantity of to-be-adjusted physical resources, into a CP logic type to implement a CP function.

US Pat. No. 10,142,992

METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL FOR USING LOCATION INFORMATION OF USER TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method for a mobile communication system that supports a device-to-device (D2D) communication that is direct inter-terminal communication, comprising:transmitting location information indicating geographical locations of user terminals located in a cell of a base station, from the user terminals to the base station;
allocating, at the base station, radio resources to the user terminals based on the location information, wherein the radio resources are used by the user terminals to transmit a signal for the D2D communication;
notifying the allocated radio resources to each of the user terminals by a unicast manner;
receiving, at each of the user terminals, a unicast signal indicating the radio resources allocated by using the location information, from the base station; and
using the allocated radio resources to transmit the signal for the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 10,142,969

HARQ-ACK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN RESPONSE TO DETECTION OF CONTROL CHANNEL TYPE IN CASE OF MULTIPLE CONTROL CHANNEL TYPES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communications, the method comprising:transmitting configuration information comprising a resource start offset and information for a transmission type of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH);
transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), downlink control information (DCI) using at least one antenna port of a base station on the EPDCCH using at least one of control channel elements (CCEs);
determining a resource of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based on a first CCE of the at least one of the CCEs. information in the DCI, and the resource start offset in the configuration information, in response to the transmission type of the EPDCCH being distributed transmission; and
receiving a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) signal on the determined resource.

US Pat. No. 10,142,968

CONTROL CHANNEL DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MIMO SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving resource information indicating a resource for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH);
identifying a set of antenna ports of a reference signal for the resource based on a transmission mode applied to the resource;
identifying an antenna port of the reference signal for the resource among the set of antenna ports of the reference signal based on an identifier of a terminal; and
receiving downlink control information on the EPDCCH using the antenna port of the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,965

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION SERVICES TO USERS IN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method for providing application services to a user in a communications network, the method comprising:mapping, by a gateway network element including at least one processor, a first multi-path transport control protocol (MPTCP) flow to a first evolved packet system (EPS) bearer associated with a first serving base station for the user, using a first n-tuple traffic flow template (TFT) packet filter for the user, n being greater than or equal to 1;
mapping, by the gateway network element, a second MPTCP flow to a second EPS bearer associated with a second serving base station for the user, each of the first and second MPTCP flows corresponding to a same MPTCP connection for an application, using a second n-tuple TFT packet filter for the user;
outputting, by the gateway network element, the first MPTCP flow on the first EPS bearer for delivery to the user through the first serving base station; and
outputting, by the gateway network element, the second MPTCP flow on the second EPS bearer for delivery to the user through the second serving base station,
wherein each of the first and second MPTCP flows is associated with a single IP address assigned to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,964

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNALLING RESOURCE ALLOCATION INFORMATION IN AN ASYMMETRIC MULTICARRIER COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of signaling resource allocation information in a multicarrier communication system, the method comprising:allocating resources in a downlink allocation interval for a secondary downlink carrier and an uplink allocation interval for a secondary uplink carrier, wherein the downlink allocation interval is included in a part of a first subframe and a part of a second subframe on the secondary downlink carrier and starts at a first predefined offset after a start time of a subframe on a primary downlink carrier, wherein the uplink allocation interval is included in a part of a third subframe and a part of a fourth subframe on the secondary uplink carrier and starts at a second predefined offset after the start time of the subframe on the primary downlink carrier, wherein a duration of the downlink allocation interval is equal to a duration of one subframe, and wherein a duration of the uplink allocation interval is equal to the duration of one subframe; and
transmitting resource allocation information about the allocated resources in a control region included in the subframe on the primary downlink carrier to a mobile station, wherein the resource allocation information includes information indicating a start time for the downlink allocation interval for the secondary downlink carrier and information indicating a start time for the uplink allocation interval for the secondary uplink carrier,
wherein each of frequencies of the secondary downlink carrier and the secondary uplink carrier is higher than a frequency of the primary downlink carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,934

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A communication system comprising:a wireless communication apparatus communicating with a base station, and
a communication target apparatus communicating with the base station via an Internet, the communication target apparatus communicating with the wireless communication apparatus via the Internet and the base station,
the wireless communication apparatus having a function of waiting for an incoming-call and including, within a reference cycle shared with the communication target apparatus, (i) a sleep state and (ii) an intermittent standby state,
the intermittent standby state being configured to have a plurality of repeated states, each of the repeated states intermittently accepting an incoming-call by containing (i) an incoming-call acceptable state and (ii) an incoming-call unacceptable state,
the sleep state continuing the incoming-call unacceptable state,
the wireless communication apparatus comprising a control circuit configured to:
set the wireless communication apparatus into the intermittent standby state, the intermittent standby state being caused to be contained in an incoming-call acceptance ready time within the reference cycle shared with the communication target apparatus, the incoming-call acceptance ready time ranging from an incoming-call acceptance start time point corresponding to an outgoing-call generation time point at which the communication target apparatus generates an outgoing-call to an incoming-call acceptance end time point which is set based on a delay in the outgoing-call, the delay being caused by communication between the base station and the communication target apparatus via the Internet in addition to communication between the wireless communication apparatus and the base station, and the delay being calculated based on a start time when data is transmitted from the communication target apparatus to the wireless communication apparatus through communication via the Internet and the base station until a stop time when a response message is received by the communication target apparatus from the wireless communication apparatus through communication via the Internet and the base station; and
set the wireless communication apparatus into the sleep state that accepts no incoming-call in a remaining time within the reference cycle excluding the incoming-call acceptance ready time,
the communication target apparatus comprising a computer configured to:
generate an outgoing-call at an outgoing-call generation time point that is preset as a time point of generating an outgoing-call to the wireless communication apparatus within the reference cycle that is shared with the wireless communication apparatus, when transmitting any information to the wireless communication apparatus via the base station;
determine whether a response to an outgoing-call generated by the communication target apparatus itself is received from the wireless communication apparatus via the base station; and
generate an outgoing-call again at a time point obtained by adding or subtracting a preset predetermined time to or from a next outgoing-call generation time point, respectively, when the computer determines that no response to the outgoing-call is received from the wireless communication apparatus via the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,933

COMMUNICATION SUPPORT FOR LOW CAPABILITY DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying a starting orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol for a downlink (DL) channel in a subframe based on higher layer signaling;
identifying a bandwidth of the DL channel based on a modulo operation using a cell identity and a predetermined number; and
receiving the DL channel in the subframe based on the starting OFDM symbol and the bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,142,926

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR SELECTING NETWORK AND PERFORMING TRAFFIC ROUTING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing network selection and traffic routing, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), an Inter-System Routing Policy (ISRP) rule;
receiving, by the UE from a base station, radio access network (RAN) assistance information,
wherein the received RAN assistance information is used to evaluate the ISRP rule;
evaluating, by the UE, whether the ISRP rule is valid or not by using the received RAN assistance information; and
selecting, by the UE, one of the received ISRP rule and the received RAN assistance information to be utilized for performing network selection and traffic routing.

US Pat. No. 10,142,921

WIRELESS NETWORK SERVICE TRANSACTION PROTOCOL

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for an access point of a wireless local area network (“WLAN”), the method comprising:receiving from a wireless communication device, a service information request comprising service information, wherein the service information request is part of an advertisement protocol, and the service information identifies a requested service using a string; and
transmitting, prior to an association between the wireless communication device and the WLAN, a service information response;
wherein the service information response notifies the wireless communication device if a service matching the requested service is not found.

US Pat. No. 10,142,913

REFINING MULTICAST SERVICE AREA BASED ON LOCATION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a mobile device, location-based definitions of a plurality of service subareas located within a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service area, wherein different MBMS content is associated with at least two service subareas of the plurality of service subareas;
storing the received location-based definitions of the plurality of service subareas within the mobile device;
generating a current position of the mobile device;
identifying a service subarea from the plurality of service subareas that circumscribes the current position of the mobile device; and
permitting, in response to the identifying, user access to MBMS content associated with the identified service subarea.

US Pat. No. 10,142,910

GLOBAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

17. A communication system comprising:a data processing device in communication with:
a source ground station;
a constellation of communication devices comprising groups of communication devices orbiting earth, each group having an orbital path or trajectory different from another group, a first communication device of a first group of communication devices in communication with the source ground station;
a linking-gateway in communication with the first group of communication devices and a second group of communication devices; and
a destination ground station in communication with the second group of communication devices,
wherein the data processing device is configured to perform operations comprising:
determining a communication path of a communication from the source ground station to the destination ground station through the constellation of communication devices and the linking-gateway based on a border gateway protocol that requires the linking-gateway to periodically inform of topology changes, wherein the communication path is based on a direction and a distance between at least two communication devices along the communication path, the direction being a measure of a cost to reach the destination ground station;
instructing the source ground station to send the communication to the first communication device of the first group of communication devices;
instructing the first group of communication devices to send the communication to the linking-gateway;
instructing the linking-gateway to send the communication to a second communication device of the second group of communication devices; and
instructing the second group of communication devices to send the communication to the destination ground station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,909

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-AUGMENTED, RIPPLE-DIAMOND-CHAIN SHAPED RATELESS ROUTING IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS WITH MULTI-BEAM DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of routing data between a source and a destination in a wireless mesh network (WMN), the method comprising:defining a main path between the source and destination in the WMN, wherein the main path comprises a plurality of nodes in the WMN, each node configured to receive and transmit data, wherein at least one node is associated with a multi-beam directional antenna (MBDA);
defining one or more side paths of the main path, wherein the one or more side paths comprise a plurality of nodes in the WMN, each node configured to receive and transmit data;
routing data between the source and the destination through the main path and the one or more side paths, wherein at least a portion of the data being routed from the source to the destination diverges from the main path to at least one of the one or more side paths and converges from the at least one of the one or more side paths to the main path while being routed from the source to the destination; and
using a cumulative distribution function (CDF) metric to characterize a statistical distribution of feedback delays during the routing of the data between the source and the destination through the main path and the one or more side paths, a capture effect metric that is used to characterize a probability of an MBDA being associated with at least one node being captured, and a diamond transmission probability metric that is used to measure a probability of a node becoming part of the main path.

US Pat. No. 10,142,907

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY COMBINING CELLS, NETWORK DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining that a quantity of user equipments (UEs) in a target cell are in a high-speed movement state, wherein the target cell and a first neighboring cell of the target cell are cells distributed along a high-speed movement path, and the high-speed movement state includes that each UE of the quantity of UEs is in a connected mode and has a movement speed greater than a preset threshold;
determining that the quantity of UEs in the high-speed movement state in the target cell is greater than a first preset quantity;
combining the target cell with the first neighboring cell to form a combined cell; and
sending data to one or more UEs of the quantity of UEs in the high-speed movement state by using the combined cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,906

CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH MOVING BASE STATIONS AND METHODS AND APPARATUS USEFUL IN CONJUNCTION THEREWITH

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A mobile communication network system operative in conjunction with a core network including a core device and at least one static base station, the system operative in conjunction with a plurality of base stations; anda population of mobile stations communicating via antennae with the base stations;
the system comprising:
at least one moving base station which communicates via antennae with the mobile stations and includes base station functionality, a first radio manager and mobile station functionality all co-located with the base station functionality,
the base station functionality having a physical back-connection to the first radio manager, the first radio manager having a physical connection with the mobile station functionality, the mobile station functionality communicating via antennae with at least one selectable static base station,
wherein the first radio manager comprises:
a radio resource manager; and
functionality for receiving information from, and sending information to, other radio managers, respectively co-located with other moving base stations, and for using the information received from other radio managers to determine whether to reject at least one mobile station seeking to be served by an individual base station associated with the individual co-located radio manager,
wherein the information used to determine whether to reject includes at least one of the following:
location of said at least one moving base station; and
statistics regarding measurements of link quality,
wherein said information received from other radio managers and used to determine whether to reject comprises information regarding qualities of respective connections of respectively co-located radio managers back to the core network,
wherein said other radio manager is operative to compute, for at least one individual mobile station, route comparison information including a plurality of routes of base stations via which the individual mobile station can communicate with the core network and at least one parameter characterizing the relative quality of each of said routes and to communicate to said individual mobile station information indicative of said route comparison information, and
wherein said parameter characterizing route quality is a combination of measured qualities of route sections and fluctuations thereof such that route sections with larger fluctuating quality measurements are devalued due to their unpredictability relative to route sections with smaller fluctuating quality measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,142,904

MOBILE TERMINAL CONTROL METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a mobile terminal, measurement configuration information from an access network element corresponding to a serving cell via a radio resource control (RRC) connection between the mobile terminal and the access network element, wherein the measurement configuration information includes a configuration about a measurement reporting event;
measuring, by the mobile terminal, a target cell according to the measurement configuration information, to obtain a measurement result of the target cell;
initiating, by the mobile terminal, connection establishment to an access network element corresponding to the target cell when, based on the indication information:
the mobile terminal determines, according to the measurement result and indication information, that the measurement result meets an entering condition of a measurement reporting event corresponding to the indication information, or
the mobile terminal generates a measurement report according to the measurement result, and the mobile terminal determines that the measurement report is a measurement report of a measurement reporting event corresponding to indication information, or
the mobile terminal determines, according to the measurement result and indication information, that the measurement result meets an entering condition of a measurement reporting event corresponding to the indication information, and the mobile terminal generates a measurement report of the measurement reporting event corresponding to the indication information; and
wherein the indication information is obtained by the mobile terminal in advance from the access network element corresponding to the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,889

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING GUARANTEED QUALITY OF SERVICE AND QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE CHANNEL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus for use with a communication network, comprising a network interface configured to transmit and receive control plane messages and processing circuitry, the apparatus configured to:receive quality parameters using the network interface, the quality parameters indicative of a quality of experience level measured in association with delivery of a service to the UE via the communication network during a prior period; and
transmit a control plane message using the network interface, the control plane message indicative of an effective bit rate which is determined at the apparatus based on the quality parameters, wherein the effective bit rate is a communication network user plane bit rate which, when used in delivery of the service, is expected to result in a desired quality of experience level of the service;
wherein the effective bit rate conveyed via the control plane message is used by one or more devices in the communication network to adjust network operations associated with delivery of the service, wherein adjusting network operations comprises reserving user plane resources to support the effective bit rate.

US Pat. No. 10,142,888

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING NEAR REAL TIME DATA ANALYSIS

VIAVI Solutions UK Limite...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by one or more devices, a subset of data from each of a plurality of mobile switching centers,
the subset of data, from each of the plurality of mobile switching centers, having been parsed from raw communication session data received from at least one radio network controller of a cellular communication network, and
the subset of data being less than the raw communication session data received at the at least one radio network controller;
dynamically allocating, by the one or more devices, the subset of data to processing resources shared by the plurality of mobile switching centers,
the processing resources being scaled based on a demand for the processing resources, and
the processing resources being included in the one or more devices;
pre-processing, by the processing resources, the subset of data to generate pre-processed data,
the pre-processing including performing an extract, transform, and load operation on the subset of data, and
the pre-processed data being accessible via a query within near real time of the raw communication session data being made available from the at least one radio network controller;
receiving, by the one or more devices, the query related to the pre-processed data; and
accessing, by the one or more devices, the pre-processed data based on the query.

US Pat. No. 10,142,885

METHOD FOR OPERATING TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of operating a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, Radio Access Network RAN assistance information about traffic steering between a first network and a second network;
receiving, by the UE, target information used for determining a target that can apply the RAN assistance information; and
determining, by the UE, whether to apply the RAN assistance information based on the target information,
wherein the target information comprises a list of frequencies or cells in which the RAN assistance information may be applied, wherein when a cell in which the UE camps on is identified by the list of frequencies or cells, traffic is steered by applying the RAN assistance information to the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,881

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING THE PROVIDING OF DIFFERENT CLASSES OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES FROM DIFFERENT MOBILE NETWORKS

M2MD TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving from a mobile network one or more electronic data session transaction information records wherein a device identifier is included in each electronic data session transaction information record;
analyzing the one or more electronic data session transaction information records to determine for each record a traffic class, from a plurality of traffic classes, corresponding to traffic associated with the electronic record being analyzed based on an endpoint identifier included in the electronic record being analyzed;
replacing the device identifier with a pseudo device identifier in electronic data session transaction information records having an endpoint identifier that corresponds to a premium class of data traffic; and
returning at least one of the one or more electronic data session transaction information records to a local mobile network associated with the pseudo device identifier when the device identifier included in the at least one of the one or more electronic data session transaction information records was replaced with the pseudo device identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,880

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING SCHEDULING REQUEST PROHIBIT TIMER FOR PROSE PRIORITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for configuring, by a user equipment (UE), a proximity-based services (ProSe) scheduling request (SR) prohibit timer in a wireless communication system, wherein the ProSe SR prohibit timer is applied to logical channels on a sidelink, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, an indication of the ProSe SR prohibit timer from a network; and
configuring, by the UE, the ProSe SR prohibit timer according to the indication,
wherein the indication of the ProSe SR prohibit timer includes a ProSe per-packet priority (PPP) list,
wherein the ProSe SR prohibit timer is configured for at least one PPP based on the ProSe PPP list,
wherein a transmission of a SR for ProSe is prohibited by the UE while the timer is running.

US Pat. No. 10,142,868

CORE SERVICES PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS VOICE, DATA AND MESSAGING NETWORK SERVICES

Cisco Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A cellular device for operation in a cellular network, the cellular device comprising:a wireless modem;
a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM);
a processor;
a radio receiver and transmitter unit coupled to the processor;
display coupled to the processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions which when executed cause the processor to:
receive a cellular roaming alert associated with cellular usage in the cellular network from a control center provisioning server, wherein the cellular roaming alert indicates that the cellular device is roaming in a visited cellular network and will incur roaming charges;
receive a plurality of cellular plan options, each cellular plan option enables the cellular device to operate in the visited cellular network, wherein the plurality of cellular plan options are created based on a contextual assessment of a user of the cellular device, including a real-time usage assessment of the cellular device by the user;
display the roaming alert and the plurality of cellular plan options on the display of the cellular device through a graphical user interface (GUI);
receive a user selection of one of the cellular plan options through the GUI; and
transmit an indication of the user selection to the control center provisioning server via a cellular tower and a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,863

OPTIMIZATION OF MOBILE TRAFFIC DIRECTED TO PRIVATE NETWORKS AND OPERATOR CONFIGURABILITY THEREOF

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

1. A method of optimizing mobile traffic on a mobile device connected to a server and subscribed to an operator of a public Internet Protocol (IP) network comprising:hosting a first mobile application and a second mobile application;
receiving a network policy originating from within a private IP network, wherein the private IP network is owned by an operator of the public IP network and policy enforcement related to the network policy is performed to conserve battery of the mobile device;
identifying the public IP network and the private IP network accessed by mobile traffic at the mobile device;
detecting outgoing traffic from one of the first or second mobile application executing on the mobile device;
assigning a priority level to the outgoing traffic, wherein the priority level is based on an application status, and wherein the priority level is one of a first priority corresponding to the first mobile application and a second priority corresponding to the second mobile application;
sending first priority outgoing traffic to an application server bypassing a distributed proxy system, including at least a client side proxy component on the mobile device and a server side proxy on a host server;
intercepting second priority outgoing traffic at a client side proxy of the distributed proxy system;
determining whether a network destination of the second priority outgoing traffic is within (i) the public IP network or (ii) the private IP network;
performing optimization based on the network policy of the second priority outgoing traffic to conserve battery and radio usage when (i) or (ii) is affirmative and sending the optimized outgoing traffic to the network destination; and sending the second priority outgoing traffic to the application server without optimization at the client side proxy when neither (i) nor (ii) is affirmative.

US Pat. No. 10,142,844

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHORIZING PEDESTRIAN USER EQUIPMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving authorization information for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication by an eNodeB (eNB) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the eNB from a mobility management entity (MME) via a UE context modification request message or a path switch request acknowledge message, pedestrian user equipment (UE) authorization information for a pedestrian user equipment (UE) which indicates whether or not a UE, connected to the eNB, is authorized as a pedestrian UE;
updating, by the eNB, V2X services authorization information for the UE by using the pedestrian UE authorization information; and
if the pedestrian UE authorization information indicates that the UE is not authorized as the pedestrian UE, initiating, by the eNB, actions to ensure that the UE is no longer accessing V2X services as the pedestrian UE.

US Pat. No. 10,142,840

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A USER CLIENT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE ON A WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user client wireless communication device, the method comprising:establishing at the user client wireless communication device, a communication link with a user wireless wide area network communication device;
requesting at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key for a wireless wide area network from the user wireless wide area network communication device;
receiving the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key from the user wireless wide area network communication device, where the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key is a key generated by the user wireless wide area network communication device;
receiving, from the user wireless wide area network communication device, at least one count of a number of non access stratum messages transmitted by the user wireless wide area network communication device; and
operating the user client wireless communication device on the wireless wide area network independent from the user wireless wide area network communication device by using the at least one temporary wireless wide area network communication security key from the user wireless wide area network communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,831

SIM CARD SIGNAL CONVERSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device (Shenzhen) ...

1. A subscriber identity module (SIM) card signal conversion method, comprising:obtaining an original signal output by a SIM card;
determining a type of target signal among a plurality of types of target signals based on a port type of a terminal device, wherein the plurality of types of target signals comprises an RS232 signal, a low-voltage differential signal (LVDS) signal, and a universal serial bus (USB) signal;
converting the original signal into a target signal of the determined type, wherein one or more conversion chips for converting the original signal are determined based on the type of the target signal, the one or more conversion chips comprising at least two of: a first dedicated conversion chip, a field programmable logic gate array (FPGA), a second dedicated conversion chip, and a detachable device, wherein under an equal transmission condition and at an equal transmission distance, signal attenuation or distortion of the target signal is less than signal attenuation or distortion of the original signal, wherein when the determined type of the target signal is an RS232 signal, converting the original signal into a target signal comprises:
converting the original signal into a universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) signal using the first dedicated conversion chip or using the FPGA, and
converting the UART signal into the RS232 signal using the second dedicated conversion chip or using the detachable device; and
sending the target signal to the terminal device via a signal transmission line, wherein the SIM card is positioned external to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,810

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE DIFFERENT OPTIONS OF COMMUNICATION USING ONE USER IDENTIFIER BASED ON INTERNET PROTOCOL

IpVenture, Inc., San Jos...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing electronic communications using at least a network-based portal at least based on Internet protocol, the method comprising:providing a plurality of communication options to a first user to be selected as a selected option of communication for a message from the first user to a second user via an electronic device associated with the second user, with the first user being identified at least depending on a prior registration process by the first user regarding the use of the network-based portal, and with the plurality of communication options provided to the first user to send messages to the electronic device associated with the second user,
wherein the plurality of communication options include text messaging and voice communication, and
wherein all of the communication options use one identifier associated with the second user for the second user to receive messages, at least in view of the network-based portal being based on the Internet protocol;
receiving an indication regarding one of the plurality of communication options, via the network-based portal, from an electronic device associated with the first user, the indication indicating the selected option of communication for the message from the plurality of communication options provided;
permitting the second user to block the first user from reaching the second user via the network-based portal; and
enabling, via the network-based portal, the message to be received by the second user through the electronic device associated with the second user, using the selected option of communication, based on the one identifier associated with the second user, in view of the second user not blocking the first user from reaching the second user, wherein a piece of information regarding the second user blocking the first user from reaching the second user is stored in a storage medium if the second user has blocked the first user from reaching the second user, with the piece of information being based on at least an input previously submitted by the second user,
wherein the method comprises determining availability of the second user,
wherein the method requires contact information associated with the second user to allow the second user to receive messages via the network-based portal,
wherein even when the message is received by the second user through the electronic device associated with the second user based on the one identifier associated with the second user, the contact information associated with the second user is not provided via the network-based portal to the first user through the electronic device associated with the first user, and
wherein the one identifier associated with the second user is distinct from the contact information associated with the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,809

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CONTEXT SENSITIVE SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS)

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method for prompting one or more indicators to perform actions over context sensitive messages, comprising:receiving, by a user computing device, an electronic message;
identifying, by the user computing device, a template of a plurality of previously downloaded templates that can be applied to the message based on analyzing a plurality of navigable hyperlinks of the message, wherein if the identified template is a partly retrieved template then the partly retrieved template is consolidated to form a complete template based on one or more partial responses and a template recovery procedure implemented during syncing, and wherein the complete template comprises:
service metadata to launch a service associated with each of the plurality of navigable hyperlinks in the message, wherein the service metadata comprises a service type and service invocation mechanism to launch the service associated with each of the one or more actionable texts in the message;
identifying, by the user computing device, one or more actionable texts from the plurality of navigable hyperlinks of the message using the identified template;
retrieving, by the user computing device, the service metadata from the identified template to associate the service metadata to each of the one or more actionable texts; and
prompting, by the user computing device, the one or more indicators on each of the one or more actionable texts to perform actions based on the service metadata, wherein based on the service type and service invocation mechanism associated with each of the one or more actionable texts, performing by the user device at least one of:
automatically detecting an application in the user device for launching the service associated with each of the one or more actionable texts in the message; and
invoking a selection mechanism for the user to select an application to launch the service associated with each of the one or more actionable texts in the message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,789

RECONFIGURABLE SENSOR UNIT FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

STMicroelectronics, Inc.,...

1. A sensor chip mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) and electrically coupled to a system on chip (SoC) mounted on the PCB via at least one conductive trace, the sensor chip comprising:at least one sensing device; and
a control circuit configured to:
receive configuration data as input, the configuration data including a feature configuration and a classification configuration;
acquire data from the at least one sensing device;
compute features of the data based on the data and the feature configuration;
classify a context of the sensor chip relative to its surroundings based on the computed features of the data and in accordance with the classification configuration, and
output the context.

US Pat. No. 10,142,787

TRACKING LARGE NUMBERS OF WIRELESS TERMINALS BASED ON PREDICTING WHEN TO ISSUE LOCATION REQUESTS

Polaris Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a data-processing system, a first non-empty set of user location information (ULI) data for a first subscriber;
identifying, by the data-processing system, a plurality of clusters for the first subscriber, by performing a cluster analysis on the first set of ULI data such that the clusters in the plurality of clusters are representative of location of the first subscriber and are identified as a function of time, wherein the plurality of clusters comprises a first cluster that is associated with a first location and a first time of day and a second cluster that is associated with a second time of day;
estimating, by the data-processing system, when the location of the first subscriber exceeds a predefined, non-zero level of uncertainty, as a function of time, based on the plurality of clusters for the first subscriber, wherein the estimating of when the location exceeds the predefined level of uncertainty comprises estimating, based on the first and second cluster, the location of the first subscriber at a third time of day; and
transmitting, by the data-processing system, a first location request to a location engine, corresponding to the first subscriber, wherein the transmitting of the first location request is based on an estimate of when the location exceeds the predefined level of uncertainty.

US Pat. No. 10,142,783

ADAPTIVE LOCATION SHARING BASED ON PROXIMITY

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, implemented in one or more servers having one or more processors, for providing adaptive location sharing based on proximity, the method comprising:identifying a group of one or more people associated with a target person,
setting a location sharing mode to one of a plurality of available sharing modes based on one or more inputs provided by the target person,
wherein the plurality of available sharing modes includes at least a first sharing mode and a second sharing mode,
wherein, in the first sharing mode, current geographic locations of the target person can be shared with at least a first remote monitoring device regardless of proximity between the target person and any person in the group, and
wherein, in the second sharing mode, current geographic locations of the target person (i) can be shared with at least the first remote monitoring device when the target person is not proximate to any person of the group, and (ii) cannot be shared with at least the first remote monitoring device when the target person is proximate to one or more people of the group; and
based on the location sharing mode and, when in the second sharing mode, whether the target person is currently proximate to one or more people of the group, either (i) sharing current geographic locations of the target person with at least the first remote monitoring device or (ii) sharing a location-based status of the target person with at least the first remote monitoring device, wherein the location-based status does not specify any geographic location;
wherein sharing the location-based status with at least the first remote monitoring device includes (i) sending a message including the location-based status to the first remote monitoring device for display to a user, or (ii) sending, to the first remote monitoring device, data that triggers display of the location-based status.

US Pat. No. 10,142,782

INTERNAL LOCATION ADDRESS AND AUTOMATIC ROUTING OF INTRA-FACILITY MOVEMENT

United Parcel Service of ...

1. A transportation mechanism operational system for enabling remote operation of at least one transportation mechanism, the system comprising:a computing entity in communication with the at least one transportation mechanism, the computing entity comprising one or more non-transitory memory storage areas and one or more processors, the computing entity configured to:
receive, via a communication interface, location data indicative of a current location of a mobile device associated with a user;
receive, via the communication interface, destination data indicative of a desired destination associated with the mobile device;
generate, via the communication interface, a recommended route between the current location of the mobile device and the desired destination of the mobile device:
identify, via the communication interface, the at least one transportation mechanism located along the recommended route;
transmit, via the communication interface, a first signal to the at least one transportation mechanism, wherein the first signal identifies the current location of the mobile device and causes the at least one transportation mechanism to enable the user and the mobile device to board the at least one transportation mechanism at the current location;
receive, via the communication interface, boarding data transmitted from a communications device of the at least one transportation mechanism, wherein the boarding data is indicative of the detected presence of the mobile device onboard the at least one transportation mechanism;
upon receipt of the boarding data, transmit, via the communication interface, a second signal causing the at least one transportation mechanism to move the user and the mobile device to the desired destination; and
upon arrival at the desired destination, transmit, via the communication interface, a third signal enabling the user and the mobile device to disembark the at least one transportation mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,142,781

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A RANGING PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. At a first wireless transceiver device, a method comprising:transmitting a fine timing measurement (FTM) request message from the first wireless transceiver device to a second wireless transceiver device, wherein the FTM request message comprising one or more parameters requesting transmission of subsequent FTM messages from the second wireless transceiver device in a format having an increased symbol period, wherein the increased symbol period is longer than a symbol period of FTM messages transmitted in a high throughput (HT) format, non-HT format, HT/HT-mixed format or very high throughput format; and
receiving an acknowledgement message transmitted from the second wireless transceiver device in response to the FTM request message.

US Pat. No. 10,142,773

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING AND INITIATING A WALK

MARS, INCORPORATED, McLe...

1. A method for detecting the start of a walk event, the method comprising:identifying the location of a wearable device;
determining that the wearable device has exited a geo-fence zone, the geo-fence zone comprising a plurality of latitude and longitude points defining a polygonal region;
determining that the wearable device is not connected to a wireless network;
detecting that a wearable device is in a walk mode if it is determined that the wearable device has exited the geo-fence zone and that the wearable device is not connected to the wireless network;
retrieving current environment details associated with the wearable device;
retrieving past walk environment details associated with the wearable device;
comparing the current environment details to the past walk environment details to identify at least one similarity between the current environment details and past walk environment details;
confirming that the wearable device is in the walk mode upon identifying at least one similarity between the current environment details and the past walk environment details using a predictive function, the predictive function refined using the one or more previous responses to a walk mode prompt;
enabling a GPS receiver;
continuously recording the location of the wearable device received from the GPS receiver while the wearable device is in a walk mode; and
transmitting the recorded location of the wearable device while the wearable device is in a walk mode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,770

LOCATION-BASED SOCIAL SOFTWARE FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for communicating location information to a device, comprising:receiving, at a computer system that implements a social networking service, an electronic message from a first user;
associating, by the computer system, the received message with a profile associated with the first user and maintained by the social networking service, the profile identifying other users who are acquaintances in the social network of the first user;
identifying devices of other users who are identified as being acquaintances of the first user; and
sending, from the computer system that implements the social networking service and to devices of the other users, a message that is generated based at least in part on the received electronic message from the first user,
wherein the message is sent to other users for display in chronological order with other messages sent to the other users from others of their acquaintances.

US Pat. No. 10,142,762

INTELLIGENT DYNAMIC SOUNDSCAPE ADAPTATION

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

1. A method comprising:receiving a microphone output signal from a microphone, the microphone one of a plurality of microphones in an open space;
detecting a presence of a noise source from the microphone output signal;
determining whether the noise source is capable of being masked with a noise masking sound, wherein determining whether the noise source is capable of being masked with the noise masking sound comprises determining a signal-to-noise ratio from the microphone output signal or determining a loudness level of the noise source; and
increasing a volume of a noise masking sound output from a loudspeaker responsive to a determination that the noise source is capable of being masked, the loudspeaker located in a same geographic sub-unit of the open space as the microphone, the loudspeaker one of a plurality of loudspeakers in the open space.

US Pat. No. 10,142,755

SIGNAL PROCESSING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RENDERING AUDIO ON VIRTUAL LOUDSPEAKER ARRAYS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of rendering sound fields in a left ear and a right ear of a human listener, the sound fields being produced by a plurality of virtual loudspeakers, the method comprising:obtaining, by processing circuitry of a sound rendering computer configured to render the sound fields in the left ear and the right ear of the head of the human listener, a plurality of head-related impulse responses (HRIRs), each of the plurality of HRIRs being associated with a virtual loudspeaker of the plurality of virtual loudspeakers and the left or right ear of the human listener, each of the plurality of HRIRs including samples of a sound field produced at a specified sampling rate in the left or right ear produced in response to an audio impulse produced by that virtual loudspeaker;
generating a first state space representation of each of the plurality of HRIRs, the first state space representation including a matrix, a column vector, and a row vector, each of the matrix, the column vector, and the row vector of the first state space representation having a first size;
performing a state space reduction operation to produce a second state space representation of each of the plurality of HRIRs, the second state space representation including a matrix, a column vector, and a row vector, each of the matrix, the column vector, and the row vector of the second state space representation having a second size that is less than the first size; and
producing a plurality of head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) based on the second state space representation, each of the plurality of HRTFs corresponding to a respective HRIR of the plurality of HRIRs, an HRTF corresponding to the respective HRIR producing, upon multiplication by a frequency-domain sound field produced by the virtual loudspeaker with which the respective HRIR is associated, a component of the sound field rendered in the left or right ear of the human listener.

US Pat. No. 10,142,753

ELECTROACOUSTIC CONVERSION CHAIN WITH SELECTIVELY POWERED COIL

Devialet, Paris (FR)

1. An electroacoustic conversion chain comprisingat least one loudspeaker, this loudspeaker comprising at least one magnet for generating a magnetic field in a magnetic circuit having an air gap and a membrane secured to turns of conducting material which may be moved in this air gap;
at least one control module comprising at least one input conveying a signal to be broadcast and at least one output connected to at least a turn, the control module being able to:
apply to the at least one output an excitation signal based on the position of at least one turn relative to the air gap of the at least one turn connected to the output; and
apply on each turn, a weaker amplitude of the excitation signal when this turn is moved away from the air gap,
wherein the chain comprises turns positioned in succession and electrically connected so as to form at least two coils positioned successively, and
wherein each output of the control module being connected to a single coil.

US Pat. No. 10,142,750

SWAPPING ROLES BETWEEN UNTETHERED WIRELESSLY CONNECTED DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:by a first wireless ear bud:
establishing, between the first wireless ear bud and a companion device, a wireless connection for communicating audio data between the companion device and the first wireless ear bud, wherein the wireless connection utilizes a first communication protocol for transferring asynchronous session data and a second communication protocol for transferring synchronous session data;
creating an additional wireless connection between the first wireless ear bud and a second wireless ear bud;
assigning the first wireless ear bud to a primary role;
detecting a triggering event; and
initiating a role swap responsive to the triggering event, the role swap comprising:
requesting the companion device to temporarily stop transmitting at least a portion of the audio data when utilizing the first communication protocol for transferring the audio data as asynchronous session data, but allowing the companion device to continue transmitting the synchronous session data when utilizing the second communication protocol;
transmitting state information from the first wireless ear bud to the second wireless ear bud;
replacing the first wireless ear bud with the second wireless ear bud in the established wireless connection;
assigning the second wireless ear bud to the primary role; and
requesting the companion device to transmit the at least a portion of the audio data to the second wireless ear bud utilizing the first communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,142,745

HEARING DEVICE COMPRISING AN OWN VOICE DETECTOR

1. A hearing device adapted for being arranged at least partly on a user's head or at least partly implanted in a user's head, the hearing device comprisingan input unit for providing a multitude of electric input signals representing sound in the environment of the user,
a signal processing unit providing a processed signal based on one or more of said multitude of electric input signals, and
an output unit comprising an output transducer for converting said processed signal or a signal originating therefrom to a stimulus perceivable by said user as sound;
the input unit comprising
at least one first input transducer for picking up a sound signal from the environment and providing respective at least one first electric input signal, and a first signal strength detector for providing a first signal strength estimate of the at least one first electric input signal, the at least one first input transducer being located on the head, away from the ear canal of the user;
a second input transducer for picking up a sound signal from the environment and providing a second electric input signal, and a second signal strength detector for providing a second signal strength estimate of the second electric input signal, the second input transducer being located at or in an ear canal of the user, the hearing device further comprising
an own voice detector comprising
a comparison unit operationally coupled to the first and second signal strength detectors and configured to compare the first and second signal strength estimates, and to provide a signal strength comparison measure indicative of the difference between said signal strength estimates; and
a control unit for providing an own voice detection signal indicative of a user's own voice being present or not present in the current sound in the environment of the user, the own voice detection signal being dependent on said signal strength comparison measure.

US Pat. No. 10,142,726

NOISE REDUCTION FOR HIGH-AIRFLOW AUDIO TRANSDUCERS

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A playback device comprising:an enclosure defining an interior portion including a first interior volume and a second interior volume, the enclosure comprising:
a front surface; and
a side surface,
a speaker disposed within the interior portion of the enclosure and comprising a diaphragm dividing the first interior volume and the second interior volume;
a first speaker vent in the front surface having a first cross-sectional area, wherein first speaker vent is configured to direct a first airflow from the first interior volume to an exterior of the enclosure at a first airspeed and in a first direction toward an expected listener location; and
a second speaker vent in the side surface having a second cross-sectional area, wherein second speaker vent is configured to direct a second airflow from the first interior volume to the exterior of the enclosure at a second airspeed and in a second direction away from the expected listener location, and wherein the second airspeed is greater than the first airspeed.

US Pat. No. 10,142,722

AURAL MEASUREMENTS FROM EARPHONE OUTPUT SPEAKERS

Bugatone Ltd., Tel-Aviv ...

1. A method of presenting a temperature, comprising:playing an output audio signal to an electro-acoustic transducer;
instructing an audio processing integrated circuit of a client terminal to record an acoustic audio signal that includes the output audio signal that was played by the electro-acoustic transducer, using same said electro-acoustic transducer;
calculating a plurality of temperatures based on a function combining said acoustic audio signal, the output audio signal, and filtration coefficients; and
presenting at least one of said plurality of temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,142,713

DYNAMIC SELECTION OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION BASES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by an optical line terminal and to an optical network unit of a passive optical network, a first message that queries the optical network unit for one or more managed information bases supported by the optical network unit;
receiving, by the optical line terminal and responsive to the first message, a second message from the optical network unit, which indicates the one or more managed information bases supported by the optical network unit;
comparing, by the optical line terminal and based on the receiving, one or more managed information bases supported by the optical line terminal with the one or more managed information bases supported by the optical network unit;
selecting, by the optical line terminal and based on the comparing, one of the one or more managed information bases supported by the optical line terminal that is also supported by the optical network unit;
transmitting, by the optical line terminal and based on the selecting, a third message to the optical network unit, which indicates the selected one of the one or more managed information bases supported by the optical line terminal and also supported by the optical network unit;
receiving, by the optical line terminal and responsive to the third message, a fourth message from the optical network unit, which indicates whether the selected one of the one or more managed information bases is successfully instantiated; and
selecting, by the optical line terminal, another one of managed information bases supported by the optical network unit when the fourth message indicates that the selected one of the one or more managed information bases is not successfully instantiated by the optical network unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,706

BROADCAST SIGNAL TRANSMITTING METHOD, BROADCAST SIGNAL RECEIVING METHOD, BROADCAST SIGNAL TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, AND BROADCAST SIGNAL RECEIVING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a broadcast signal, the method comprising:generating input packets comprising broadcast data;
generating link layer packets by encapsulating the input packets, wherein a link layer packet includes a base header and a payload,
wherein the base header includes packet type information and configuration type information, the packet type information indicates a type of data encapsulated in the payload, and the configuration type information indicates configuration of the payload,
wherein the type indicated by the packet type information corresponds to one of Internet Protocol (IP) packet, compressed IP packet, signaling packet, MPEG-2transport stream packet and type extension;
generating the broadcast signal including the link layer packets; and
transmitting the broadcast signal,
wherein the link layer packet further includes an additional header,
wherein the additional header includes either a segmentation information part including segment sequence number information for indicating a sequence number of a segment of an input packet or a concatenation information part including component length elements for indicating a length of each of concatenated input packets depending on whether the configuration type information indicates that the payload encapsulates the segment of the input packet or the concatenated input packets,
wherein when the configuration type information indicates that the payload encapsulates the concatenated input packets, the link layer packet further includes count information for indicating a number of the concatenated input packets,
wherein a value of the count information is set to the number of the concatenated input packets minus two, and
wherein when the packet type information indicates that the type extension is used, packet type extension information is further included in the additional header, the packet type extension information indicates a type of the input packets encapsulated in the payload.

US Pat. No. 10,142,704

DEVICE SPECIFIC LOGO ACTIVATION

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

12. A method, comprising:generating, by a television receiver, an output signal for use by a display device, wherein the output signal encodes for an electronic programming guide that includes a menu item for selection of logos to be displayed on a digital display screen located at a surface of a housing of the television receiver, wherein the display device is a separate device from the digital display screen, and wherein the digital display screen includes heat-sensitive material;
detecting, by the television receiver, input corresponding to selection of the menu item;
modifying, by the television receiver, the output signal to generate, from the electronic programming guide, a logo selection menu for identifying a logo to be displayed on the digital display screen;
detecting, by the television receiver, input corresponding to selection of a particular logo;
detecting, by the television receiver, a command to activate the particular logo for display on the digital display screen;
obtaining, by the television receiver in response to receiving the command, an instruction set corresponding to the particular logo, wherein the instruction set includes commands for outputting the particular logo on the digital display screen; and
outputting, by the television receiver and on the digital display screen, a digital logo image corresponding to the particular logo, wherein outputting includes causing current to pass through a resistive ladder network adjacent to the surface of the housing to heat the heat-sensitive material and modify the chemical make-up of the digital display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,142,699

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE CONTENT

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for interacting with a first item of content, comprising:detecting, by a mobile device via a first communication interface, that the mobile device is within a predetermined distance of a media device;
establishing a first communication link directly between the media device and the mobile device via the first communication interface, responsive to the detection;
receiving, by the mobile device from the media device via the direct first communication link, an identification of an application and a data payload related to a first item of content provided to a user by the media device;
executing, by the mobile device, the application responsive to receipt of the identification;
rendering, by the application, a user interface based on the data payload;
detecting, by the application, an interaction with the user interface;
establishing, by the mobile device, a second communication link between the mobile device and a content server via a second communication interface, responsive to receiving the data payload from the media device, the second communication link distinct from the first communication link; and
transmitting, by the mobile device via the second communication link, a request to the content server comprising an identification of the detected interaction to cause the content server to provide a second item of content to the media device via a third communication link directly between the content server and the media device, the second item of content selected based on the detected interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,142,693

VIDEO DISTRIBUTION CONTROL

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A video distribution method comprising:receiving, from at least one user device, a bitstream of encoded video frames representing video data captured by a camera of or connected to said user device, wherein receiving comprises receiving at a video distribution system;
decoding encoded video frames of said bitstream to get a stream of decoded video frames;
identifying, in at least one decoded video frame of said stream of decoded video frames, a light pattern representing a visible light communication, VLC, signal captured by said camera of or connected to said user device;
decoding said light pattern into a digital rights management, DRM, identifier; and
controlling distribution of said bitstream or of a bitstream obtained based on said stream of decoded video frames based on a comparison of said DRM identifier and a defined DRM identifier, wherein controlling said distribution comprises,
comparing said DRM identifier with said defined DRM identifier, and
determining whether to distribute said bitstream or said bitstream obtained based on said stream of decoded video frames based on said comparison of said DRM identifier and said defined DRM identifier; wherein determining whether to distribute said bitstream comprises,
making said bitstream or said bitstream obtained based on said stream of decoded video frames available for distribution from the video distribution system to consumers responsive to a first outcome of comparing said DRM identifier and said defined DRM identifier, and
preventing distribution of said bitstream or of said bitstream obtained based on said stream of decoded video frames from the video distribution system to consumers responsive to a second outcome of comparing said DRM identifier and said defined DRM identifier, the second outcome being different than the first outcome.

US Pat. No. 10,142,688

GROUP COORDINATOR SELECTION

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A first playback device comprising:a IEEE 802.11-compatible wireless network interface carried by the first playback device;
one or more processors; and
tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable media having instructions encoded therein, wherein the instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first playback device to perform a method comprising:
determining that a wireless interface performance metric of the IEEE 802.11-compatible network interface carried by the first playback device exceeds a wireless interface performance metric of a IEEE 802.11-compatible network interface carried by a second playback device, wherein the first playback device and the second playback device are joined into a zone group of playback devices that are configured to render audio content from an audio source in synchrony, wherein the wireless interface performance metric of the IEEE 802.11-compatible network interface carried by the first playback device and the wireless interface performance metric of the IEEE 802.11-compatible network interface carried by the second playback device are independent of respective power sources of the first playback device and the second playback device;
based on determining that the wireless interface performance metric of the IEEE 802.11-compatible network interface carried by the first playback device exceeds the wireless interface performance metric of the IEEE 802.11-compatible network interface carried by the second playback device, configuring the first playback device as a group coordinator of the zone group, wherein the group coordinator (a) receives the audio content from the audio source, and (b) forwards at least a portion of the received audio content to one or more group members of the zone group during rendering of the audio content by the zone group of playback devices, and wherein the second playback device is a group member of the zone group; and
while rendering the audio content, receiving the audio content from the audio source and forwarding at least the portion of the received audio content to the second playback device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,674

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AGGRESSIVELY RECORDING CONTENT WHEN A USER IS NOT AT HOME

Rovi Guides, Inc., San J...

1. A method for automatically recording media assets not explicitly scheduled for recording by a user, the method comprising:accessing a social media profile associated with the user;
retrieving information relating to a social media activity performed by the user from the social media profile;
retrieving, from a media asset database, identifying information of one or more media assets;
comparing the retrieved information relating to the social media activity with the identifying information of the one or more media assets;
determining, based on the comparing, that the user has indicated
a reference identifying a media asset in the social media activity;
determining, from a context of the social media activity, that the reference constitutes a command indicating interest in the media asset;
associating, based on the command of interest determined from the context of the social media activity, a first function with the media asset, wherein the first function is not a recording function;
storing the association of the first function with the media asset in an entry of a functions database containing a plurality of media assets and associated functions;
determining whether the user is not at home;
in response to determining that the user is not at home, replacing the entry in the functions database for the media asset with a recording function;
subsequent to replacing the entry in the functions database for the media asset with the recording function:
determining whether the user is at home;
in response to determining that the user is at home, determining whether the recording function associated with the media asset has begun; and
in response to determining the recording function associated with media asset has not begun, replacing the entry in the database for the media asset with the first function.

US Pat. No. 10,142,665

SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSRATING FILE BASED ASSETS

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving a content asset at a first bit rate;
receiving, from a device, a request for content at a first content quality level;
generating a plurality of encoded copies of the content asset, each of the encoded copies having a different number of null packets added to each frame of the content asset to identify, for each of the encoded copies, a content quality level of the content asset;
selecting, based on the first content quality level and the content quality levels of the encoded copies, one of the encoded copies; and
transmitting, to the device and at a second bit rate different from the first bit rate, the selected one of the encoded copies.

US Pat. No. 10,142,663

SET-TOP BOX WITH INTERACTIVE PORTAL AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE OF SAME

Enseo, Inc., Richardson,...

1. A system for configuring a guest experience in a hospitality establishment having a plurality of rooms, the system comprising:a plurality of set-top boxes respectively disposed in the plurality of rooms, each set-top box programmably assigned to a respective room, each set-top box comprising:
a housing securing a television input, a television output, a processor, a transceiver, and memory therein;
a busing architecture communicatively interconnecting the television input, the television output, the transceiver, the processor, and the memory therebetween;
an antenna associated with the housing, the antenna being coupled to the busing architecture;
the television input configured to receive a source signal from an external source, the source signal including a plurality of channels;
the television output configured to forward a tuned signal to a television in the assigned room, the signal being tuned from the source signal at the set-top box; and
the memory accessible to the processor, the memory including processor-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
receive a guest configuration profile via a wireless signal received at the antenna, the guest configuration profile including guest identification;
in response to receiving the guest configuration profile, temporarily override the default profile and generate a guest interactive portal;
in response to receiving the guest configuration profile, activate a local area wireless network for a guest device to a network associated with the hospitality establishment;
the local area wireless network having identical behavior to a home wireless network belonging to the guest, the local area wireless network providing identical network configuration and device login credentials as the home wireless network;
in response to receiving a default profile, generate a default interactive portal;
forward one of the guest interactive portal and the default interactive portal to the television via the television output;
the guest configuration profile configuring the local area wireless network to be a guest private wireless network that acts as an access point having the same network configuration and login credentials as the home wireless network belonging to the guest; and
the guest configuration profile requiring no new room configuration, the guest configuration profile accessing needed information and data to provision the guest wireless network from one of a co-located server and a cloud-located server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,662

SET-TOP BOX, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AWARENESS IN A HOSPITALITY ENVIRONMENT

Enseo, Inc., Richardson,...

1. A system for providing awareness in an environment, the system comprising:a built environment;
a spatial array of set-top boxes, each set-top box being associated with a room in the built environment, each set-top box having an identification including a room identifier;
each set-top box of the spatial array including:
a housing;
a wireless transceiver associated with the housing, the wireless transceiver configured to send a beacon to communicate with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive handheld device;
a television input and a television output secured in the housing, the television input and the television output configured to respectively receive content from a source in the built environment and forward content to a television;
a processor coupled to the wireless transceiver and the television input and the television output;
a memory accessible to the processor, the memory including processor-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
periodically transmit an identification beacon signal including set-top box identification;
a data packet associated with the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device, the data packet including at least one set-top box identification, a corresponding signal strength identification indicating the strength of the set-top box identification beacon signal, and a proximate wireless-enabled interactive device identification;
a spatial array of wireless routers disposed in the environment, each wireless router configured to receive the data packet from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device and forward the data packet;
a server located within the built environment and in communication with the spatial array of wireless routers;
the location of the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device being determined following communication from the spatial array of set-top boxes to the proximate wireless-enabled interactive device to the spatial array of wireless routers to the server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,660

METHOD OF CODING AND DECODING IMAGES, CODING AND DECODING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS CORRESPONDING THERETO

Dolby International AB, ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium for storing data representing a sign-data-hiding enabled block of an image, comprising:a bitstream written in the non-transitory computer-readable medium, the bitstream comprising:
a set of context-based adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC) encoded coefficients representing a set of coefficients of a residual block of the sign-data-hiding enabled block, the set of coefficients including a particular non-zero coefficient that is without a sign designation; and
an information item representing a prediction mode of the sign-data-hiding enabled block,
wherein remainder data, which is based on an operation representing a division between a sum of non-zero coefficients in the set of coefficients and a specific number, is used to designate a sign for the particular non-zero coefficient, and
wherein the residual block of the sign-data-hiding enabled block corresponds to a difference between an original block and a prediction block generated by using the prediction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,142,651

FRAME RATE CONVERSION WITH PARTIAL MOTION VECTOR

PIXELWORKS, INC., Portla...

1. A machine-implemented method of frame rate conversion (FRC), comprising:a motion vector (MV) generator at a client, the MV generator internally generating motion vectors (MVs);
a frame interpolation (FI) block at the client, the FI block using the internally generated MVs to perform motion-compensated FI;
an image comparator configured to compare a first frame from a first FI block at a server to a second frame from a second FI block at the server;
an external MV generator externally generating MVs;
the client receiving the externally generated MVs;
replacing, at the client, at least a portion of the internally generated MVs with the externally generated MVs based on the comparing; and
using the externally generated MVs in place of the internally generated MVs in subsequent iterations of a recursive three-dimensional (3D) motion vector calculation (MVC) process.

US Pat. No. 10,142,636

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH CODING MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operation of a communication system comprising:receiving an input digital data stream by a block size unit;
storing at least three group sizes from which to select, wherein the at least three group sizes include a first group size of three, a second group size of four and a third group size of infinite;
encoding a progressive-Golomb codeword from the input digital data stream, including parameterizing a group size to match a distribution of the input digital data stream, wherein the group size is selected from the at least three group sizes; and
transferring, to an output device, the progressive-Golomb codeword.

US Pat. No. 10,142,629

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENTROPY CODING IN IMAGE COMPRESSION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of entropy coding for a group of symbols to be performed at an encoder or a decoder, the method comprising:receiving input pixels associated with a group of symbols generated from image or video data;
determining maximum bit-depth of the group of symbols;
if the maximum bit-depth of the group of symbols is smaller than a first bit-depth threshold, encoding or decoding the group of symbols using Golomb-Rice coding;
if the maximum bit-depth of the group of symbols is greater than or equal to the first bit-depth threshold, encoding or decoding the group of symbols using second entropy coding, wherein the second entropy coding is different from the Golomb-Rice coding; and
providing encoded or decoded output associated with the group of symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,142,628

HYBRID TRANSFORM IN VIDEO CODECS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for decoding an encoded video stream, the method comprising:receiving an encoded video stream;
identifying an encoded block of an encoded frame from the encoded video stream;
identifying an intra prediction mode for decoding the encoded block from the encoded video stream, wherein the intra prediction mode is one of a plurality of intra prediction modes;
identifying a transform mode from a plurality of transform modes for decoding the encoded block based on the intra prediction mode, wherein each transform mode from the plurality of transform modes is associated with at least one intra prediction mode from the plurality of intra prediction modes, and wherein the plurality of transform modes includes a one dimensional Asymmetrical Discrete Sine Transform applied to each horizontal row followed by a one dimensional Asymmetrical Discrete Sine Transform applied to each vertical column, the one dimensional Asymmetrical Discrete Sine Transform applied to each horizontal row followed by a one dimensional Discrete Cosine Transform applied to each vertical column, the one dimensional Discrete Cosine Transform applied to each horizontal row followed by the one dimensional Asymmetrical Discrete Sine Transform applied to each vertical column, and the one dimensional Discrete Cosine Transform applied to each horizontal row followed by the one dimensional Discrete Cosine Transform applied to each vertical column;
identifying a probability model from a plurality of probability models for decoding the encoded block based on the transform mode, wherein each probability model from the plurality of probability models is associated with at least one transform mode from the plurality of transform modes;
identifying a scan mode for decoding the encoded block based on the transform mode;
generating a decoded block by decoding the encoded block using the scan mode, the probability model, the transform mode, and the intra prediction mode; and
outputting or storing the decoded block.

US Pat. No. 10,142,588

INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. An information-processing device, comprising:memory; and
at least one processor configured to:
acquire a first captured image of a first user utilizing the information-processing device, the first captured image being captured by an image capture unit;
determine a first character image corresponding to the acquired first captured image;
during communication between the first user and a second user utilizing another information-processing device, cause the other information-processing device to display at least one of the first captured image and the first character image, and cause the information-processing device to display at least one of a second captured image and a second character image corresponding to the second captured image, the second captured image and the second character image corresponding to the second user;
determine whether the second user is included in an address book;
in response to the determination that the second user is included in the address book stored in the information-processing device, select to transmit the first captured image to the other information-processing device, thereby causing the first captured image to be displayed on the other information-processing device, and
in response to the determination that the second user is not included in the address book, select to transmit the first character image to the other information-processing device, thereby causing the first character image to be displayed on the other information-processing device, wherein:
during the communication, the first captured image displayed on the other information-processing device is able to be switched to the first character image, or the first character image displayed on the other information-processing device is able to be switched to the first captured image; and upon detecting that the first captured image displayed on the other information-processing device needs to be switched to the first character image, the processor is further configured to determine the first character image based on the first captured image captured prior to switching from the first captured image to the first character image,
wherein the processor is further configured to request the image capture unit to capture the first captured image, the request being triggered by receipt of an incoming call from the other information-processing device, and
wherein the information-processing device is able to be shared by a plurality of users including the first user;
the communication is addressed to one of the plurality of users; and
the processor is further configured to identify the first user based on the first captured image and respond to the incoming call by executing different processes depending on whether the communication is addressed to the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,558

ADAPTOR AND CAMERA SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An adaptor attachable between an interchangeable lens and a camera main body, the interchangeable lens including a first light amount adjustment stop capable of changing a passing area of image pickup light, the camera main body including an image pickup element, the adaptor comprising:a second light amount adjustment stop capable of changing transmittance of the image pickup light by using a change in a physical property; and
a controller configured to control the second light amount adjustment stop, wherein
in a moving image pickup mode, the controller controls the transmittance in the second light amount adjustment stop depending on an operating amount of an operation unit by a user to adjust an amount of light, or in response to an instruction, transmitted toward the interchangeable lens from the camera main body, to drive the first light amount adjustment stop,
in the moving image pickup mode, the controller converts the instruction, transmitted toward the interchangeable lens from the camera main body, to drive the first light amount adjustment stop, into a drive completion signal, and transmits the drive completion signal to the camera main body, and
in the moving image pickup mode, the first light amount adjustment stop is not driven.

US Pat. No. 10,142,553

CAMERA AND LIGHT SOURCE SYNCHRONIZATION FOR OBJECT TRACKING

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An imaging device for camera and light source synchronization, the imaging device comprising:an image processing module to detect a current location of an object in a captured image generated by the imaging device;
a location prediction module to predict a next location of the object in a next captured image, generated by the imaging device, based on (i) the current location of the object and (ii) historical data that identifies previously detected locations of the object in corresponding previously captured images generated by the imaging device; and
an illumination module to (i) determine an illumination interval defining a period of time during which a light source of the imaging device is to illuminate a set of sensor lines of the imaging device during the capture of the next captured image based on the predicted next location of the object, wherein the set of sensor lines corresponds with the predicted next location of the object and (ii) activate the light source of the imaging device to illuminate only the set of sensor lines of the imaging device that was determined to correspond to the predicted next location of the object throughout the determined illumination interval, wherein to active the light source comprises to sequentially expose each sensor line of the set of sensor lines of the imaging device to capture the next captured image.

US Pat. No. 10,142,546

SHAKE-CORRECTION DEVICE AND SHAKE-CORRECTION METHOD FOR PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LT...

1. A shake-correction device for a photographing apparatus, said photographing apparatus configured to photograph an object image that is projected onto an imaging surface by a photographing optical system, said shake-correction device comprising:a mover provided with a movable member, said mover configured to rotate at least one of the object image and the imaging surface in a rotational direction relative to a plane that is orthogonal to an optical axis of the photographing optical system, and configured to translate in a translation direction parallel to said plane that is orthogonal to the optical axis and translate in a translation direction parallel to the optical axis;
a shake detector configured to detect an angular shake of said photographing apparatus in said rotational direction and detect a shift shake of said photographing apparatus in said translation directions;
a movement controller configured to control movement of said mover so that the object image does not relatively move with respect to the imaging surface when said shake detector detects at least one of said angular shake and said shift shake; and
a calculator configured to calculate a rotational correction amount, in accordance with said angular shake, and a shift correction amount, in accordance with said shift shake, for moving said mover so that said object image that is projected onto said image surface does not relatively move with respect to the imaging surface, wherein:
when said shake detector detects shift shake in a direction orthogonal to the optical axis, said calculator calculates a shift amount in said direction orthogonal to the optical axis, caused by shift shake, and calculates an optical-axis direction movement amount and a rotational amount of said movable member in accordance with said shift shake, and
said movement controller controls said mover to translate said movable member in the optical axis direction based on said optical-axis direction movement amount, and to rotate said movable member about a direction that is orthogonal to said optical axis based on said rotational amount.

US Pat. No. 10,142,543

POWER REDUCTION IN A MULTI-SENSOR CAMERA DEVICE BY ON-DEMAND SENSORS ACTIVATION

MediaTek Inc., Hsinchu (...

1. A method for power management of a camera device with dual sensors including a color sensor and a monochromatic sensor, comprising:detecting a value of a light sensitivity setting for an image;
in response to a first determination that the value is greater than a first threshold and less than a second threshold, operating the camera device with both the color sensor and the monochromatic sensor turned on wherein the second threshold is greater than the first threshold and marks a boundary between the color sensor's operating range for image capture and the dual sensors' operating range for image capture; and
in response to a second determination that the value is greater than a second threshold, operating the camera device with both the color sensor and the monochromatic sensor turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,142,539

OPTICAL APPARATUS WITH WIDE-ANGLE OR PANORAMIC IMAGING FUNCTION

EVERREADY PRECISION IND. ...

1. An optical apparatus installed on a periphery region of a portable electronic device or an extension position extended from the periphery region, the optical apparatus comprising:a camera casing fixed on the periphery region of the portable electronic device;
a first optical module installed on the camera casing, wherein the first optical module receives an ambient light to capture a first image;
a second optical module installed on the camera casing and arranged beside the first optical module, wherein the second optical module receives the ambient light to capture a second image, or the second optical module senses the ambient light, wherein at least one of the first optical module and the second optical module has a non-linear optical axis;
a structured light generation device installed on the camera casing, wherein the structured light generation device comprises:
at least one light source emitting plural light beams;
an optical element group with a projection pattern, wherein after the plural light beams pass through the projection pattern of the optical element group, a structured light is outputted; and
a conversion lens module installed on the camera casing, wherein after the plural light beams are collimated and expanded by the conversion lens module, the plural light beams are projected on a projection surface, so that a structured light pattern is formed on the projection surface, wherein projecting directions of the plural light beams are perpendicular to a periphery surface of the periphery region of the portable electronic device; and
a projection device installed on the camera casing, wherein the projection device comprises:
at least one light source emitting plural light beams;
a display element arranged beside the at least one light source, wherein after the plural light beams pass through the display element, a displaying image is shown on display element; and
an optical lens installed on the camera casing, wherein after the plural light beams from the display element pass through the optical lens, the displaying image is projected on a projection surface, wherein projecting directions of the plural light beams are perpendicular to a periphery surface of the periphery region of the portable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,531

IMAGING MODULE AND READER FOR, AND METHOD OF, READING A TARGET BY IMAGE CAPTURE WITH A VISUALLY ENHANCED AIMING LIGHT PATTERN

Symbol Technologies, LLC,...

1. An imaging module for reading a target by image capture over a range of working distances away from the module, comprising:an imaging system including an imaging sensor for sensing light returning from the target along an imaging axis over a field of view that extends along mutually orthogonal, horizontal and vertical axes that are generally perpendicular to the imaging axis; and
an aiming light system offset from the imaging system and operative for directing an aiming light pattern at the target,
for forming the aiming light pattern with an aiming mark in a central area of the aiming light pattern and with a pair of aiming light lines that are collinear along the horizontal axis, and
for enhancing the visibility of the aiming mark relative to a remaining area of the aiming light pattern, the aiming mark of enhanced visibility constituting a prominent visual indicator of a center zone of the field of view in which the target is positioned over the range of working distances,
wherein the aiming light system includes a pair of aiming light assemblies spaced apart along the horizontal axis at opposite sides of the imaging sensor, and wherein the light assemblies include a pair of aiming light sources for emitting a pair of aiming lights along a pair of aiming axes, a pair of aiming source apertures and a pair of aiming lens apertures through which the aiming lights respectively pass along the aiming axes, and a pair of aiming lenses for respectively optically modifying the aiming lights to form the aiming light lines, each aiming lens aperture being positioned between the respective aiming source aperture and the respective aiming lens.

US Pat. No. 10,142,510

PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for controlling an apparatus having a processor and a memory configured to implement the functions of a first wireless communication portion configured to execute first wireless communication by a first wireless communication method, and a second wireless communication portion configured to execute second wireless communication by a second wireless communication method having a communication range broader than that of the first wireless communication method, the method comprising:a display control step causing a display device to display a predetermined screen in which printing is instructed by a user, in a first case where the first wireless communication portion performs the first wireless communication with a printer and a predetermined condition is satisfied in the first wireless communication, and causing the display device to not display the predetermined screen, in a second case where the first communication portion performs the first wireless communication with the printer and the predetermined condition is not satisfied in the first wireless communication, and
a transmitting step transmitting data to be printed by the printer, to the printer, using the second wireless communication which is established based on the first wireless communication,
wherein, the data is transmitted in the transmitting step in the first case, in accordance with an instruction by the user to the display device displaying the predetermined screen in the display control step, and
wherein the data is transmitted in the transmitting step in the second case, even if the instruction by the user is not performed on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,509

SCANNING DEVICE PROVIDING EVEN SETS OF DATA FOR TYPESETTING AND OUTPUTTING AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM USING SUCH SCANNING DEVICE

Avision Inc., (TW)

1. A scanning device for performing a duplex scan on a data medium, the scanning device comprising:a scan assembly, comprising two scanner modules disposed in parallel to define a passage between the scanner modules, the two scanner modules scanning a front side and a reverse side of the data medium to obtain front side analog data and reverse side analog data;
a control processor, which is electrically connected to the scan assembly, controls the scan assembly and executes an analog-to-digital converting process to convert the front side analog data and the reverse side analog data into front side digital data and reverse side digital data; and
an output interface, which is electrically connected to the control processor, and outputs even sets of digital data, comprising the front side digital data and the reverse side digital data, to an image forming apparatus, so that the image forming apparatus performs even-set data typesetting and outputting after the even sets of digital data are completely outputted, wherein the image forming apparatus is a multi-function peripheral or a printer.

US Pat. No. 10,142,502

IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING STORAGE WHICH STORES INFORMATION RELATING TO SHEET SIZE DETECTED BY SIZE DETECTOR

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

11. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image reading apparatus configured to read an image; and
an image forming unit configured to form an image based on image information read by the image reading apparatus,
wherein the image reading apparatus comprises:
an image reading unit configured to read the image of a sheet placed on a sheet positioning plate;
an opening-closing unit configured to open or close with respect to the sheet positioning plate, and configured such that an opening angle of the opening-closing unit is defined as an angle of the opening-closing unit with respect to the sheet positioning plate;
a holding unit configured to releasably hold the opening-closing unit at a first opening angle at which the opening-closing unit is closed on the sheet positioning plate;
a hinge unit including a biasing portion for biasing the opening-closing unit in an opening direction, configured to rotatably support the opening-closing unit with respect to the sheet positioning plate, wherein in a case where the opening-closing unit is released from a holding state by the holding unit, the hinge unit is configured to move the opening-closing unit from the first opening angle to a second opening angle automatically by force applied by the biasing portion, the second opening angle being greater than the first opening angle;
a size detecting unit which detects a size of a sheet placed on the sheet positioning plate; and
a storage unit which stores information relating to the sheet size detected by the size detecting unit, wherein the information relating to the sheet size stored in the storage unit is reset in a case where the opening-closing unit is moved from the first opening angle to a third opening angle that is between the first opening angle and the second opening angle,
wherein in a case where the opening-closing unit is released from a holding state by the holding unit, the opening-closing unit is moved from the first opening angle to the second opening angle through the third opening angle by force applied by the biasing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,142,485

CONFERENCE CALL MUTE MANAGEMENT

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a first device, call data associated with a conference call between a plurality of users,
the call data including at least one of:
data identifying the plurality of users,
data identifying user activity associated with at least one user included in the plurality of users, or
conference call metadata associated with the conference call;
obtaining, by the first device, a mute model based on the call data,
the mute model being trained to receive voice data as input, and
the mute model being trained to produce mute data as output,
the mute data indicating whether a user should be muted or un-muted;
receiving, by the first device, voice data associated with the conference call,
the voice data being associated with a vocal utterance associated with a particular user included in the plurality of users;
determining, by the first device, whether to mute or un-mute the particular user based on the call data, the voice data, and the mute model; and
providing, to a second device, mute data,
the mute data indicating whether the particular user should be muted or un-muted.

US Pat. No. 10,142,474

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING INTERACTIONS VIA AUTOMATIC AGENT RESPONSES

Intellisist, Inc., Seatt...

1. A computer-implemented system for facilitating interactions via automatic agent responses, comprising:a communication monitor to monitor communication during an interaction between a user and an agent;
a request identification module to identify a request from the user during the interaction;
a compiler to compile a list of candidate responses to the request;
a delivery module to provide the list of candidate responses to the agent for selecting at least one of the responses;
a time application module to count time upon providing the list to the agent and to apply a predetermined time to the counted time;
a selection module to automatically select one of the candidate responses from the list when the agent fails to perform at least one of selecting one or more of the responses from the list and responding to the user within the predetermined time as determined by the counted time; and
a response delivery module to provide the selected candidate response to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,142,473

TECHNIQUES FOR BENCHMARKING PERFORMANCE IN A CONTACT CENTER SYSTEM

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for benchmarking performance in a contact center system, the method comprising:cycling, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to perform benchmarking operations in the contact center system, between a first contact-agent pairing strategy and a second contact-agent pairing strategy for pairing contacts with agents in the contact center system, wherein the cycling comprises alternatively applying the first contact-agent pairing strategy and the second contact-agent pairing strategy in the contact center system to pair contacts with agents according to the respective pairing strategy being applied for connection in the contact center system;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, an agent-utilization bias in the first contact-agent pairing strategy comprising a difference between a first agent utilization of the first contact-agent pairing strategy and a balanced agent utilization, wherein the agent-utilization bias suppresses a performance of the contact center system using the second contact-agent pairing strategy;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, a relative performance of the contact center system using the second contact-agent pairing strategy compared to the first contact-agent pairing strategy based on the agent-utilization bias in the first contact-agent pairing strategy; and
generating, by the at least one computer processor, a representation of the relative performance of the contact center system using the second contact-agent pairing strategy compared to the first contact-agent pairing strategy, wherein the representation indicates that performance of the contact center system is optimized using one of the first or second contact-agent pairing strategy instead of the other of the first or second contact-agent pairing strategy.

US Pat. No. 10,142,430

PUSH NOTIFICATION DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH FEEDBACK ANALYSIS

Urban Airship, Inc., Por...

1. A system for delivering push notifications comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions executable by the processor, the instructions when executed cause the processor to:
receive a message to be delivered via a specified application, and destination information, wherein the destination information represents one or more target devices associated with a user to which a current push notification including the message should be delivered via the specified application,
obtain, from a data store, a set of user engagement information, wherein the user engagement information comprises information developed from at least one previous user interaction with the specified application at a first device in the one or more target devices associated with the user,
process the obtained set of user engagement information to determine at least one of a push time and a message format for the current push notification to be delivered, and
deliver the current push notification to at least one of the one or more target devices in accordance with the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,142,320

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AND MONETIZING TRUSTED IDENTITIES IN CYBERSPACE WITH PERSONAL DATA SERVICE AND USER CONSOLE

ID DATAWEB, INC., Vienna...

1. A method for verifying an attribute asserted online comprising:establishing, via a processor in an attribute exchange network (AXN) device, relationships with at least one identity provider (IdP) and at least one attribute provider (AP), wherein:
the at least one IdP is configured to issue credentials;
the at least one AP is configured to verify attributes; and
the at least one IdP does not directly interact with the at least one AP;
receiving, at the AXN device, a verification request from a relying party (RP) computing device, the verification request including information associated with the attribute;
identifying, by the AXN device and in response to receiving the verification request from the RP computing device, an AP in the at least one AP that is associated with the RP;
sending, from the AXN device, a request to verify the attribute to a computing device operated by the identified AP;
receiving, by the AXN device, a claim associated with the attribute, the claim being generated by the computing device operated by the identified AP in response to the identified AP receiving the request to verify the attribute; and
sending, from the AXN device, the received claim to the RP computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,318

SELF-ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR ENCRYPTION DONGLE

Feitian Technologies Co.,...

1. A self-adaptive method for communication of a dongle, which applies for a system including a dongle and a host which has an upper software flat, whereinthe upper software flat executes the following steps:
Step s1, setting, by the upper software flat, information of a communication mode of the upper software flat according to a type of a main board of the host;
Step s2, obtaining, by the upper software flat, information of a communication mode of the dongle according to enumeration information returned from the dongle to the host when a connection between the dongle and the host is detected by the upper software flat;
Step s3, determining, by the upper software flat, whether the information of the communication mode of itself matches the information of the communication mode of the dongle, if yes, executing Step s5; otherwise, executing Step s4;
Step s4, sending, by the upper software flat, a communication instruction which includes the information of the communication mode of the upper software flat to the dongle via a control-transmission-channel, returning to Step s2; and
Step s5, communicating, by the upper software flat, with the dongle effectively via an interrupt-communication-channel according to the information of the communication mode of the upper software flat; and
the dongle executes the following steps:
Step r1, setting, by the dongle, the information of the communication mode of the dongle according to a communication mode identification of the dongle, performing an enumeration, returning enumeration information to the host after the enumeration is finished, and waiting for communicating with the upper software flat;
Step r2, communicating, by the dongle, with the upper software flat in the case that the dongle receives information sent from the upper software flat via the interrupt-transmission-channel; executing Step r3 in the case that the dongle receives a communication instruction sent from the upper software flat via the control-transmission-channel;
Step r3, setting, by the dongle, the communication mode identification of the dongle according to the information of the communication mode of the upper software flat in the communication instruction sent from the upper software flat;
Step r4, resetting the dongle; or, returning, by the dongle, set-state information to the upper software flat;
when the dongle is reset in Step r4, after the upper software flat sends the communication instruction including the information of the communication mode of the upper software flat to the dongle via the control-transmission-channel, the step further comprising:
waiting, by the upper software flat, for receiving the set-state information returned from the dongle, and outputting prompt information to pull out or insert the dongle again when the set-state information returned from the dongle is received.

US Pat. No. 10,142,287

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK SECURITY CONTROLLER CLUSTER FOR PERFORMING SECURITY OPERATIONS

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. For a first security controller that operates on a first controller machine to perform security operations on packets transmitted within a network, a method comprising:receiving a packet from a forwarding element in the network based on a decision by a security agent that operates on a same host machine as the forwarding element;
when the first security controller stores a security rule for the packet, processing the packet according to the stored security rule; and
when the first security controller does not store a security rule for the packet:
determining a second security controller, operating on a second controller machine, that stores a security rule for the packet based on a set of header values of the packet; and
sending the packet to the second security controller for security processing according to the security rule for the packet stored on the second security controller.

US Pat. No. 10,142,250

MAXIMUM TRANSMISSION UNIT SIZE REPORTING USING AT COMMANDS

HFI Innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a packet data network (PDN) connection by a terminal equipment (TE) in a mobile communication network;
transmitting an Attention (AT) command by the TE, wherein the AT command is related to maximum transmission unit (MTU) information of the PDN connection, and wherein the AT command is a set AT command initiated by the TE for setting a list of Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context parameters including an MTU discovery option that indicates whether the TE prefers to discover an MTU size through Non-Access-Stratum (NAS) signaling;
receiving the MTU size from a mobile termination (MT); and
processing application data associated with the PDN connection and generating IP packets based on the MTU size received from the MT.

US Pat. No. 10,142,237

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A data flow control method for a communication device configured to communicate using a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, comprising:detecting data flow congestion on a first communication link via the first RAT;
controlling the communication device to trigger a base station supporting a second communication link associated with the second RAT to perform one or more data flow operations based on the communication device's intention to enter a reduced power operating mode for communications via the first communication link; and
notifying the base station of the communication device's intention to enter the reduced power operating mode to trigger the base station to perform the one or more data flow operations, the notification triggering increased data buffering in an access point (AP) supporting the first communication link and associated with the base station, the increased data buffering triggering the base station to perform the one or more data flow control operations.

US Pat. No. 10,142,196

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR BRIDGE INTERFACE COMMUNICATION

Senseware, Inc., Vienna,...

1. A device, comprising:a sensor element for collecting sensor data;
a connector configured for coupling to a connector interface exposed by a sensor network node having a wireless transceiver for wireless communication with a gateway device at a monitored location; and
a first controller that communicates with a second controller in the sensor network node, including:
a first pin for device select signaling between the device and the sensor network node,
a second pin for receiving a first series of clock signals that are transmitted from the sensor network node after receipt by the device of a device selection signal via the first pin, and for receiving a second series of clock signals that are transmitted from the sensor network node when the sensor network node receives data from the device,
a third pin for bi-directional communication of data between the device and the sensor network node using clock signals received via the second pin, the first controller in the device receiving a request for data from the sensor network node via the third pin using the first series of clock signals received via the second pin, and the first controller transmitting the requested data to the sensor network node via the third pin using the second series of dock signal received via the second pin, and
a fourth pin for availability signaling between the device and the sensor network node, the device signaling an availability of the requested data to the sensor network node by transmitting an availability signal to the sensor network node via the fourth pin, wherein the transmission of the availability signal to the sensor network node causes the sensor network node to transmit the second series of clock signals to the device via the second pin, and wherein the first pin, second pin, third pin, and fourth pin of the first controller are coupled to respective pins supported by the connector;
wherein the first controller transmits a request poll signal to the sensor network node via the first pin prior to the receipt by the device of the device selection signal, wherein the device selection signal is produced in response to the request poll signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,192

MANAGEMENT OF VIRTUAL MACHINE RESOURCES IN COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:monitoring a plurality of physical servers on a computing system, each of the plurality of physical servers provides an initial level of virtual resources to a plurality of virtual machines, wherein a first amount of virtual resources is allocated to a virtual machine of interest of the plurality of virtual machines, wherein the virtual resources include at least a first virtual resource;
receiving a request for an increased level of virtual resources for the virtual machine of interest hosted by a first physical server from the plurality of physical servers;
determining that the first amount of virtual resources allocated to the virtual machine of interest exceeds the respective amounts of virtual resources allocated to each other virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines;
determining whether the first physical server is unable to provide the requested level of virtual resources to the virtual machine of interest, in response to determining that the first amount of virtual resources exceeds the respective amounts of virtual resources allocated to each of the other virtual machines; and
implementing, in response to determining that the first physical server is unable to provide the requested level of resources for the virtual machine of interest and further in response to a schedule of actions being within an action threshold, a path to accommodate the virtual machine of interest with the increased level of virtual resources by executing the schedule of actions for a plurality of secondary virtual machines on the plurality of physical servers, the path implemented by:
predicting the schedule of actions that define the path;
determining whether the schedule of actions is within the action threshold, wherein the action threshold is a maximum number of scheduled actions that a path may include, wherein a scheduled action is one of a virtual machine migration and a virtual machine resizing;
resizing the plurality of secondary virtual machines to create a first set of unallocated virtual resources to make a size associated with the plurality of secondary virtual machines smaller;
measuring unallocated virtual resources in the plurality of physical servers separate from the first physical server; and
migrating at least one of the resized plurality of secondary virtual machines to one of the plurality of physical servers with sufficient unallocated virtual resources to accommodate at least one of the resized plurality of secondary virtual machines to create a second set of unallocated virtual resources to accommodate the virtual machine of interest on the first physical server; and
following the migration of the at least one resized plurality of secondary virtual machines:
increasing the virtual resources to the requested level for the virtual machine of interest by allocating the first set of unallocated virtual resources, and at least a portion of the second set of unallocated virtual resources on the first physical server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,189

MONITORING AND DIAGNOSIS OF A CONTROL DEVICE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. A method for monitoring a control device (14) of a vehicle, the control device (14) having an Ethernet transceiver (16) with a link LED output (20) configured to display a network status by light displayed by an LED (18) connected to the link LED output (20), the method comprising:determining a settable diagnosis state of the control device (14);
selecting a signal sequence on the basis of the determined diagnosis state of the control device (14);
controlling the link LED output (20) such that the LED (18) displays light corresponding to the selected signal sequence to optically output the diagnosis state of the control device (14);
capturing, with a diagnosis device (12), the light displayed by the LED (18) corresponding to the selected signal sequence from the link LED output (20);
capturing, with the diagnosis device (12), the light displayed by the LED (18) corresponding to the network status;
modifying, by the control device (14), registers of the Ethernet transceiver (16) during operation to facilitate output of individual signal sequences via the LED (18); and
evaluating the captured light to determine the diagnosis state of the control device (14) and the network status.

US Pat. No. 10,142,179

SELECTING RESOURCES FOR AUTOMATIC MODELING USING FORECAST THRESHOLDS

CA, Inc., New York, NY (...

1. A method, comprising:retrieving capacity utilization data for a plurality of resources;
applying a linear regression analysis on the capacity utilization data;
projecting, using a processor, the capacity utilization data through a future time based on results of the linear regression analysis;
determining a deviation from a predetermined threshold range in the projected capacity utilization data for a first resource on a host, wherein the first resource is a virtual processor;
in response to determining the deviation, automatically selecting a plurality of alternative resource configurations for the plurality of resources based on predefined resource templates that specify resource options available for the alternative resource configurations, wherein each of the alternative resource configurations is selected based on whether it allocates additional resources to the first resource;
in further response to determining the deviation, automatically determining, for each of the plurality of alternative resource configurations, future capacity utilization of the first resource based on a non-linear capacity consumption model corresponding to the resource configuration, wherein the non-linear capacity consumption model comprises a plurality of resource scores that each characterize a capacity of each resource in the resource configuration to service additional workloads in view of scalability characteristics of a virtual memory and virtual storage I/O on the host in the non-linear capacity consumption model, and wherein the future capacity utilization of the first resource is dependent upon the scalability characteristics of the host virtual memory and virtual storage I/O; and
applying a selected resource configuration from the plurality of alternative resource configurations to the first resource to prevent the first resource from deviating from the predetermined threshold range.

US Pat. No. 10,142,176

UTILIZING REALLOCATION VIA A DECENTRALIZED OR DISTRIBUTED, AGREEMENT PROTOCOL (DAP) FOR STORAGE UNIT (SU) REPLACEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A storage unit (SU) comprising:an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed or distributed storage network (DSN);
memory that stores operational instructions; and
processing circuitry operably coupled to the interface and to the memory, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to execute the operational instructions to:
based on a change from a first system configuration of a Decentralized, or Distributed, Agreement Protocol (DAP) to a second system configuration of the DAP based on a storage unit to be replaced (SUTBR) within a plurality of storage units (SUs) that includes the SU within the DSN, operate based on the first system configuration of the DAP and service read and write requests from one or more computing devices for at least one encoded data slice (EDS) that is stored within the SU based on the first system configuration of the DAP during transfer of a plurality of EDSs from the SUTBR to a replacement storage unit (RSU) for storage within the RSU, wherein:
the first system configuration of the DAP and the second system configuration of the DAP respectively provide for deterministic calculation of locations of EDS sets that correspond respectively to a plurality of data segments of a data object that are distributedly stored across the plurality of SUs within the DSN;
the data object is segmented into the plurality of data segments, and a data segment of the plurality of data segments is dispersed error encoded in accordance with dispersed error encoding parameters to produce a set of EDSs of the EDS sets that is of pillar width having a plurality of EDS names;
a write threshold number of EDSs of the set of EDSs provides for a successful transfer of the set of EDSs from a first at least one location in the DSN to a second at least one location in the DSN; and
operate based on the second system configuration of the DAP and service other read and write requests from the one or more computing devices for the at least one EDS that is stored within the SU based on the second system configuration of the DAP after the plurality of EDSs have been successfully transferred from the SUTBR to the RSU.

US Pat. No. 10,142,163

BFD OVER VXLAN ON VPC UPLINKS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC, S...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a primary virtual port channel (vPC) node, a packet from a remote node;
determining, by the primary vPC node, the packet includes a media access control (MAC) address corresponding to either the primary vPC node or a secondary vPC node and at least one inner packet identifier;
identifying, by the primary vPC node, an access control list (ACL) entry from a set of access control list entries based on the at least one inner packet identifier;
based on an identified access control list (ACL) entry, generating, by the primary vPC node, a copy of the packet; and
based on the determined MAC address and after generating a copy of the packet, transmitting, by the primary vPC node to the secondary vPC node, the packet;
receiving, by the primary vPC node, a second packet;
authorizing, by the primary vPC node in response to determining the secondary vPC node generated a copy of the second packet, receipt of the second packet;
restricting by the primary vPC node in response to determining the secondary vPC node did not generate a copy of the second packet, receipt of the second packet.

US Pat. No. 10,142,154

MINIMIZING INTER-SYMBOL INTERFERENCE IN OFDM SIGNALS

Imagination Technologies ...

1. A method of determining correct path positions of a channel impulse response for a particular Fast Fourier transform (FFT) window position at an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing receiver, the method comprising:generating a frequency domain representation of pilots in a received pilot-dense symbol of an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing signal based on the particular FFT window position;
applying each of a plurality of phase rotations to the frequency domain representation of the pilots to generate a plurality of phase rotated frequency domain representations of the pilots;
generating a channel frequency response estimate for each phase rotated frequency domain representation of the pilots;
equalizing the received pilot-dense symbol based on each channel frequency response estimate;
measuring an amount of noise on layer 1 (L1)-pre sub-carriers for each equalized pilot-dense symbol; and
selecting path positions based on the phase rotation associated with the channel frequency response producing the lowest noise on the L1-pre sub-carriers as the correct path positions.

US Pat. No. 10,142,146

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A broadcast signal receiver, comprising:an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) demodulator configured to OFDM demodulate a received broadcast signal;
a pilot detector configured to detect pilots included in the broadcast signal;
a de-framer configured to de-frame a signal frame of the broadcast signal and to output Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) data, wherein the signal frame comprises a bootstrap, a preamble, and the PLP data; and
a decoder configured to decode the PLP data,
wherein the bootstrap comprises first information for indicating system bandwidth, second information for emergency alert wake up, and third information for indicating a structure of the preamble,
wherein the preamble comprises a plurality of preamble symbols, the preamble carrying Layer 1 (L1) signaling data for the signal frame,
wherein a first preamble symbol has a minimum number of carriers (NoC) and the first preamble symbol comprises fourth information related to an NoC of at least one remaining preamble symbol,
wherein the first preamble symbol comprises fifth information indicating a number of the at least one remaining preamble symbol, and
wherein the first preamble symbol is a foremost preamble symbol among the plurality of preamble symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,142,145

WIRELESS RECEIVER

Cohda Wireless Pty Ltd., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first antenna, an observation of a symbol transmitted across a wireless communications channel perceived by the first antenna;
generating a modified observation of the symbol based on a product of the received observation and the complex conjugate of a channel estimate of the channel; and
generating, based on the modified observation and the channel estimate, log-likelihood ratios (LLRs) for the symbol for a maximum-likelihood-based decoder to decode,
wherein generating log-likelihood ratios includes:
generating a LLR associated with a most significant bit of the symbol, and
generating a LLR associated with a next most significant bit of the symbol;
wherein the log-likelihood ratio (LLR) associated with the most significant bit is generated based on the ratio of the real part (yI) or imaginary part (yQ) of the modified observation to Gaussian-distributed noise power of the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,142,142

PHASE NOISE SUPPRESSION

Maxlinear, Inc., Carlsba...

1. A system comprising:a modulator operable to generate a modulated data signal according to a reference signal;
a transmitter circuit operable to generate a combined signal by combining the modulated data signal with a test signal, wherein an amount of whitespace surrounding the test signal is based on a status of a microwave backhaul link, and wherein a nominal frequency of the test signal is based on the status of the microwave backhaul link and the reference signal; and
a control circuit operable to determine the status of the microwave backhaul link according to a determination of a performance metric for the combined signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,140

APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SIGNAL BASED ON FASTER-THAN-NYQUIST AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for receiving a signal based on Faster-Than-Nyquist (FTN), comprising:an equalizer for creating a Log Likelihood Ratio (LLR) sequence by equalizing an FTN signal sequence sampled at an FTN signaling rate;
a deinterleaver for deinterleaving the created LLR sequence;
a decoder for decoding the LLR sequence by correcting errors in the deinterleaved LLR sequence;
an interleaver for interleaving the decoded LLR sequence and providing the interleaved LLR sequence to the equalizer; and
an FTN interference estimation unit for providing the FTN signal sequence, from which an FTN interference sequence is eliminated, to the equalizer, using the interleaved LLR sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,142,128

NSH SERVICE PLANE FOR L3VPN FORWARDING

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for applying network services to data traffic forwarded between virtual private network (VPN) sites, the method comprising:on a forwarding edge router in communication with an origin site associated with a VPN, receiving a data packet addressed to a target site associated with said VPN;
determining a set of services to be applied to said data packet according to a service chain, wherein said determining is a function of at least one of said VPN, said origin site and said target site;
adding an indication of a VPN forwarding context onto said data packet;
encapsulating said data packet with Network Service Header (NSH) encapsulation, wherein a header for said encapsulated data packet indicates at least said service chain;
forwarding said encapsulated data packet in accordance with said service chain;
on an end of service router, receiving said encapsulated data packet at the end of said service chain, wherein said end of service router terminates said service chain;
removing said encapsulation; and
forwarding said data packet to a target destination in accordance with said indication of a VPN forwarding context.

US Pat. No. 10,142,122

USER INTERFACES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING SMART DEVICES FOR INTEROPERABILITY WITH A SMART HUB DEVICE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for commissioning a smart device to a smart home environment, comprising:at a smart home hub in a premise of the smart home environment, the smart home hub having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, wherein the smart home hub is configured to communicate with a client device and a plurality of smart devices in the premise through a plurality of communication networks in the premise:
receiving from the client device over a first communication network of the plurality of communication networks a request to commission a new smart device in the premise to the smart home environment, wherein the new smart device is not associated with the plurality of communication networks in the premise and the request is issued by a client-side application executed by the client device, the client-side application being associated with a user account;
in response to the request to commission the new smart device:
determining using a second communication network of the plurality of communication networks that the new smart device is available for commissioning to the smart home environment, wherein the second communication network is a short range communication network and is distinct from the first communication network;
connecting to the new smart device via the second communication network;
obtaining device information of the new smart device via the second communication network;
causing a notification to be provided to a user concerning association of the new smart device with the user account;
commissioning of the new smart device to the smart home environment, thereby enabling the new smart device to communicate via the first communication network; and
storing the device information at the smart home hub.

US Pat. No. 10,142,118

OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT POWER MANAGEMENT IN PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method of optical communication in a passive optical network, comprising:operating an optical network unit (ONU) in a first state in which a transmitter of the ONU is turned off and a receiver of the ONU is turned on;
operating the ONU in a second state in which both the transmitter and the receiver are turned off;
operating the ONU in a third state in which both the transmitter and the receiver are turned on;
operating the ONU in a fourth state in which full power is applied to the ONU;
transitioning the ONU directly from the first state to the second state and transitioning the ONU directly from the second state to the first state, based on a power management rule;
transitioning the ONU in the first or second state to the third state and transitioning the ONU in the third state to the first or second state, based on the power management rule; and
transitioning the ONU transitions to the fourth state from the first, second or third state based on a power management message received from an optical line terminal (OLT).

US Pat. No. 10,142,117

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM SELECTIVE LOCAL AND REMOTE CHARGER CONTROL

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A portable information handling system comprising:a housing;
a processor disposed in the housing and operable to execute instructions to process information;
a memory disposed in the housing and interfaced with the processor, the memory operable to store the information;
a port disposed at the housing and operable to accept an external cable;
a port controller interfaced with the port and operable to communicate with one or more external devices through the external cable;
a charger interfaced with the port and operable to accept power provided to the port and convert the power to a system voltage;
a switch interfaced with the port to selectively direct the power from the port to one of either the charger or a system bus; and
a power manager interfaced with the port controller and the switch, the power manager comprising one or more processing components executing instructions stored in non-transitory memory to selectively direct the power with the switch based at least in part on information communicated with the one or more external devices through the port;
wherein the information communicated with the one or more external devices comprises an identifier of the information handling system associated with power sink capabilities of the information handling system.

US Pat. No. 10,142,116

INSPECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR POWERED DEVICES IN A POWER OVER ETHERNET SYSTEM

IC PLUS CORP., Hsinchu (...

1. An inspection device of power source equipment for detecting a powered device of a power over Ethernet system, wherein the power source equipment comprises a connecting port adapted to connect to the powered device through a network wire, and wherein the inspecting device connects to the connecting port, the inspection device comprising:an inspection computing unit that controls application of a plurality of testing voltage signals to the connecting port, whereas the plurality of testing voltage signals comprise, sequentially, a first voltage V1, a second voltage V2, a third voltage V3 and a fourth voltage V4, wherein the first voltage V1 and the third voltage V3 are substantially the same, the second voltage V2 and the fourth voltage V4 are substantially the same, and an application period for the fourth voltage V4 is a sum of an application period for the second period V2 with an extension period;
a power supply that supplies the plurality of testing voltage signals to the connecting port; and
a current measurement device that measures at the connecting port a first current I1 after a predetermined period following applying the first voltage V1, measures a second current I2 after the predetermined period following applying the second voltage V2, measures a third current I3 after the predetermined period following applying the third voltage V3, and measures a fourth current I4 after a time period, which is longer than the predetermined period, following applying the fourth voltage V4, wherein
the inspection device calculates a first resistance by Rdet1=(V1-V2)/(I1-I2) and a second resistance by Rdet2=(V3-V4)/(I3-I4); and
the inspection device determines that the connecting port is not connected to a suitable powered device if (1) any of the first current I1, the second current I2, the third current I3, and the fourth current I4 exceeds a first predetermined value, or (2) ?Rdet=Rdet1-Rdet2 is greater than a second predetermined value, and otherwise determines that the connecting port is connected to the suitable powered device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,106

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING SENSITIVE DATA

Hand Held Products, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:splitting, by a node of a plurality of nodes of a network, a file into a plurality of portions using an assembly key;
distributing the plurality of portions of the file across the plurality of nodes of the network;
executing, by one of the nodes of the plurality of the nodes, a program code, wherein upon execution, the program code installs a first portion of the plurality of portions of the file and the assembly key in a memory of the said node;
obtaining, by the said node, the remaining of the plurality of portions of the file; and
assembling, by the said node, with the assembly key, the first portion of the plurality of portions of the file and the remaining of the plurality of portions of the file.

US Pat. No. 10,142,097

SYSTEM FOR SERIALIZING HIGH SPEED DATA SIGNALS

Synopsys, Inc., Mountain...

1. A system for serializing a plurality of intermediate signals including first through fourth intermediate signals, comprising:a first intermediate serializer circuit for receiving a first intermediate clock signal and the first and second intermediate signals, and generating a fifth intermediate signal, wherein the first intermediate serializer circuit receives the first intermediate signal and provides the first intermediate signal as the fifth intermediate signal when the first intermediate clock signal is deactivated, and wherein the first intermediate serializer circuit receives the second intermediate signal and provides the second intermediate signal as the fifth intermediate signal when the first intermediate clock signal is activated, thereby serializing the first and second intermediate signals, and wherein the first intermediate serializer circuit provides the serialized first and second intermediate signals as the fifth intermediate signal responsive to receiving a selected one of an asynchronous enable signal and the first intermediate clock signal;
a second intermediate serializer circuit for receiving a second intermediate clock signal and the third and fourth intermediate signals, and generating a sixth intermediate signal, wherein the first and second intermediate clock signals have a first predetermined phase difference therebetween, wherein the second intermediate serializer circuit receives the third intermediate signal and provides the third intermediate signal as the sixth intermediate signal when the second intermediate clock signal is deactivated, and wherein the second intermediate serializer circuit receives the fourth intermediate signal and provides the fourth intermediate signal as the sixth intermediate signal when the second intermediate clock signal is activated, thereby serializing the third and fourth intermediate signals, and wherein the second intermediate serializer circuit provides the serialized third and fourth intermediate signals as the sixth intermediate signal responsive to receiving a selected one of the asynchronous enable signal and the first intermediate clock signal;
a tri-state circuit for receiving an external signal and an external select signal, and is connected to the first and second intermediate serializer circuits for receiving the fifth and sixth intermediate signals, and generating seventh and eighth intermediate signals, wherein the tri-state circuit provides the fifth and sixth intermediate signals as the seventh and eighth intermediate signals, respectively, when the external select signal is at a first logic state and the external signal as the seventh and eighth intermediate signals when the external select signal is at a second logic state;
a first output serializer circuit for receiving the seventh and eighth intermediate signals and a first output clock signal, and generating a first serialized signal, wherein the first output serializer circuit provides the seventh intermediate signal as the first serialized signal when the first output clock signal is deactivated and the eighth intermediate signal as the first serialized signal when the first output clock signal is activated, and wherein a frequency of each of the first and second intermediate clock signals is half of a frequency of the first output clock signal, thereby serializing the first through fourth intermediate signals, and wherein the first output serializer circuit provides the serialized seventh and eighth intermediate signals as the first serialized signal responsive to receiving a selected one of the asynchronous enable signal and the first output clock signal; and
a second output serializer circuit for receiving inverted fifth and sixth intermediate signals and a second output clock signal, and generating a second serialized signal, wherein the second output serializer circuit provides the inverted fifth intermediate signal as the second serialized signal when the second output clock signal is deactivated, wherein the second output serializer circuit provides the inverted sixth intermediate signal as the second serialized signal when the second output clock signal is activated, and wherein a phase and a frequency of the second output clock signal is equal to a phase and a frequency of the first output clock signal, thereby serializing the inverted fifth and sixth intermediate signals, and wherein the second output serializer circuit provides the serialized inverted fifth and sixth intermediate signals as the second serialized signal responsive to receiving a selected one of the asynchronous enable signal and the second output clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,095

TIMING FOR IC CHIP

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) chip comprising:a synchronization input;
a root timer that generates a frame pulse based on a start trigger signal;
a hardware clock control that provides a clock signal based on a selected one of the frame pulse and a synchronization signal provided from one of the root timer and another IC chip, the hardware clock control including:
a clock selector having a first input coupled to an output of the root timer, a second input coupled to the synchronization input of the IC chip, and an output; and
circuitry having an input coupled to the output of the clock selector and having an output configured to output the clock signal, the IC chip further comprising:
a plurality of analog to digital converters (ADCs) coupled to the output of the circuitry in the hardware clock control, each of the plurality of ADCs being configured to sample an output of a respective one of a plurality of radio frequency (RF) receivers based on the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,094

SYNCHRONIZATION ERROR REDUCTION IN COMMON PUBLIC RADIO INTERFACE (CPRI) PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS (PONS)

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A first apparatus comprising:a processor configured to generate a first synchronization message;
a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the first synchronization message to a second apparatus at a first wavelength; and
a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a second synchronization message from the second apparatus at a second wavelength and in response to the first synchronization message,
the first wavelength and the second wavelength are based on a reduction of a latency difference between the second synchronization message and the first synchronization message, and
the processor is further configured to calculate a timing offset (TO) between the first apparatus and the second apparatus based on the reduction.

US Pat. No. 10,142,091

POWER OPTIMIZATION MECHANISMS FOR FRAMERS BY USING SERIAL COMPARISON IN FRAME ALIGNMENT PROCESS

MACOM CONNECTIVITY SOLUTI...

1. A receiver in a telecommunication system, the receiver comprising:an input interface configured to receive a data stream comprising a plurality of frames, wherein a respective frame of said plurality of frames comprises a frame alignment word;
a serial-to-parallel converter coupled to said input interface and configured to output a block of R bits from said data stream in parallel; and
frame alignment logic coupled to said serial-to-parallel converter, wherein said frame alignment logic comprises a comparator of W bits configured to serially compare a plurality of W-bit windows with said frame alignment word to locate said frame alignment word in said data stream, wherein said serial-to-parallel converter is configured to maintains said block of R bits during said comparator serially comparing said plurality of W-bit windows with said frame alignment word, wherein each of said plurality of W-bit windows is extracted from said block of R bits and has a respective location in said block of R bits, and wherein R and W are integers greater than 0 and W

US Pat. No. 10,142,088

NETWORK CLOCK SKEW ESTIMATION AND CALIBRATION

University of North Dakot...

1. A method for use with a packet communication network that includes a source node and a sink node each having a respective clock, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of packets at the sink node that were sent from the source node, wherein the plurality of packets includes a first packet and a second packet;
calculating a one-way sink packet inter-arrival time between the first packet and the second packet received by the sink node according to a local sink clock time, wherein the second packet arrives at the sink node subsequent to the first packet;
calculating a one-way source packet inter-arrival time between the first packet and the second packet received by the sink node according to a local source clock time as encapsulated in the first and second packets;
dynamically estimating a ratio of clock frequencies between the source node and the sink node by dynamically updating boundaries of three modes based on the one-way sink packet inter-arrival time and the one-way source packet inter-arrival time, wherein an adjustable middle mode of the three modes is indicative of where an up-to-date estimate of the ratio of clock frequencies should reside; and
performing a calibration action in the network as a function of the ratio of clock frequencies between the source node and the sink node.