US Pat. No. 10,188,297

INTRA-OPERATIVE MOLECULAR IMAGING

Case Western Reserve Univ...

1. A system for detecting tumor margins, comprising:a topical protease-specific, near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging probe that is activatable by enzymatic activation to produce a visually differentiated signal upon topical application to a targeted cancer cell that secretes an enzyme that activates the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe, wherein the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe is activated by binding to the enzyme secreted by the cancer cell;
means for topically administering the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe to the cancer cell; and
an imaging device to detect activation of the protease-specific, NIRF imaging probe administered to the cancer cell to detect tumor margins.

US Pat. No. 10,188,296

WIRELESS PATIENT MONITORING DEVICE

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

1. A method of wirelessly monitoring physiological information, the method comprising:providing a battery including a data storage component;
connecting the battery to a bedside monitor;
recharging the battery via the bedside monitor;
upon connecting the battery to the bedside monitor, transferring wireless communication configuration data from the bedside monitor to the data storage component via a hard wired connection;
disconnecting the battery from the bedside monitor;
connecting the disconnected battery to a wireless monitor;
powering the wireless monitor with the battery;
upon connecting the disconnected battery to the wireless monitor, transferring the wireless communication configuration data from the data storage component to the wireless monitor;
reconfiguring wireless communication parameters of the wireless monitor according to the wireless communication configuration data when the battery is connected to the wireless monitor;
establishing wireless communication between the wireless monitor and the bedside monitor using the wireless communication configuration data;
obtaining physiological information from one or more optical sensors using the wireless monitor powered by the battery; and
transmitting physiological data reflective of the physiological information from the wireless monitor to the bedside monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,295

INTEGRATED SENSOR NETWORK METHODS AND SYSTEMS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method comprising:processing sensor data from a plurality of motion sensors and a bed sensor deployed in a living unit for a first time period to establish a frame of reference for an activity pattern by a person residing in the living unit, wherein the activity pattern frame of reference represents a health condition of a person residing in the living unit, wherein the processed sensor data for the first time period comprises a plurality of data values corresponding to a plurality of subintervals within the first time period, wherein each subinterval data value represents (1) a total number of sensor hits during that subinterval of the first time period or (2) a total time for sensor firings during that subinterval of the first time period, and wherein the activity pattern frame of reference comprises a statistical value about the subinterval data values over the first time period;
computing a standard deviation for the processed sensor data over the first time period based on the subinterval data values;
defining a statistical parameter threshold, wherein the statistical parameter threshold comprises a defined number of the standard deviations;
processing additional sensor data from the plurality of motion sensors and the bed sensor deployed in the living unit for a second time period, the second time period occurring after the first time period;
computing a value for the activity pattern for the second time period based on the processed additional sensor data, the computed activity pattern value of the second time period also representing a health condition of the person, wherein the computed activity pattern value comprises (1) data about a total number of sensor hits during the second time period if the activity pattern frame of reference is based on the total number of sensor hits during the first time period or (2) data about a total time for sensor firings during the second time period if the activity pattern frame of reference is based on the total time for sensor firings during the first time period;
comparing the computed activity pattern value with the activity pattern frame of reference and the defined statistical parameter threshold to determine whether the computed activity pattern value deviates from the activity pattern frame of reference by more than the defined number of the standard deviations;
generating an alert based on a determination that the computed activity pattern value deviates from the activity pattern frame of reference by more than the defined number of standard deviations;
receiving a feedback response to the alert, the feedback response including feedback regarding clinical relevance of the alert; and
adjusting the defined number of the standard deviations for the statistical parameter threshold to a different defined number of the standard deviations based on the feedback response to the alert.

US Pat. No. 10,188,294

ADAPTER FOR RETINAL IMAGING USING A HAND HELD COMPUTER

Verana Health, Inc., San...

1. An adapter configured to engage with a hand held computer device with a camera having an optical axis comprising:an anterior adapter portion comprising: a body, a clamp configured to engage with the hand held computer device at a first location and a second location, a lens holder engaged with a macro lens movable between a first position in the optical axis of the camera and a second position outside of the optical axis of the camera, an adjustable light source with a light axis parallel to a macro lens optical axis, a third engagement surface configured to slidably engage with the hand held computer device at a third location, and a complementary surface of the body configured to reversibly engage with a base section of a posterior portion, wherein the clamp defines an axis and the body of the anterior adapter portion is configured to move along the axis of the clamp; and
the posterior portion comprising: the base section configured to reversibly engage with the complementary surface of the body of the anterior adapter portion, a telescoping section movable relative to the base section, and a lens holder engaged with a distal end of the telescoping section configured to removably engage with an ophthalmoscopy lens, the base section configured to removably engage with the body of the anterior adapter portion to form an optical axis between the ophthalmoscopy lens and the camera of the hand held computer device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,293

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FIXATION MEASUREMENT AND REFRACTION ERROR MEASUREMENT USING WAVE-FRONT ERROR

REBIScan, Inc., Cambridg...

1. An apparatus for fixation measurement for diagnosing strabismus, the apparatus comprising:an image projector configured to project a stimulus onto both eyes of a patient, wherein the stimulus is simultaneously projected onto the retinas of both eyes of the patient and simultaneously reflected onto a pair of image sensing devices
the pair of image sensing devices being disposed conjugate to the retinas, wherein the image sensing devices are configured to capture reflected images including light reflected from the retinas in response to the stimulus, wherein the reflected images include a reflected stimulus comprising one or more of: the stimulus as perceived on the retinas or the stimulus as transformed by a curvature of the retinas, and wherein differences between the stimulus and the reflected stimulus indicate fixation of the eyes; and
one or more computing devices configured to determine a misalignment in the fixation of the eyes corresponding to strabismus.

US Pat. No. 10,188,288

INFORMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION USING A HOLOGRAPHIC ELEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A light-based information system, comprising:a first holographic element positioned to refract light, at a first one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths, incident from an environment, wherein the first one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths correspond to a refraction on a first concave side of a first surface constructed according to a curvature of a first rotationally symmetrical ellipsoid;
an optical scanning device positioned to detect the refracted light from the first holographic element and to generate a perceived field of vision;
an optical projection device positioned to receive the perceived field of vision and to produce a modified perceived field of vision; and
a second holographic element positioned to refract the modified perceived field of vision, at a second one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths, so as to generate an optical output, wherein the second one or more characteristic discrete wavelengths correspond to a refraction on a second concave side of a second surface constructed according to a curvature of a second rotationally symmetrical ellipsoid.

US Pat. No. 10,188,273

BIOLOGICAL NAVIGATION DEVICE

LOMA VISTA MEDICAL, INC.,...

1. A device for navigation through a biological anatomy, the device comprising:a tube configured to be advanced through the biological anatomy, the tube having a tube lumen therein;
a steering portion configured to bend to orient the device, said steering portion comprising an actuator for controlling the steering portion;
a reciprocating portion comprising a first tubular reciprocating element and a second tubular reciprocating element, the first tubular reciprocating element attached to a distal end of the steering portion, the second tubular reciprocating element mounted to and surrounding the first tubular reciprocating element, wherein an entirety of the second tubular reciprocating element is configured to longitudinally translate relative to the first tubular reciprocating element, wherein the second tubular reciprocating element remains coaxial with the first tubular reciprocating element during longitudinal translation of the second tubular reciprocating element relative to the first reciprocating element;
a visualization element for visualizing the biological anatomy; and
a distal tip at a distal end of the second tubular reciprocating element having a tip lumen therein continuous with the tube lumen, the tip lumen configured to hold the visualization element therein;
wherein longitudinal translation of the second tubular reciprocating element causes corresponding longitudinal translation of the visualization element held within the tip lumen of the distal tip.

US Pat. No. 10,188,269

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR IMAGE PICKUP UNIT AND IMAGE PICKUP UNIT

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A method comprising:bonding lens wafers comprising optical components to form a lens unit wafer comprising lens units;
bonding a bending optical element wafer comprising bending optical elements to a first surface of the lens unit wafer to form an optical unit wafer such that the bending optical elements are respectively opposed to the lens units to arrange respective inclined planes of the bending optical elements to be inclined relative to the first surface of the lens unit wafer to refract light beams emitted from the lens units towards respective emission surfaces of the bending optical elements;
separating and individualizing the optical unit wafer for each of the lens units and the bending optical elements to manufacture optical units; and
respectively bonding solid-state image pickup devices to the emission surfaces of the bending optical elements of the optical units.

US Pat. No. 10,188,268

ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope comprising:an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a subject;
a distal end portion disposed at a distal end of the insertion portion and including a housing part having a recess and an opening part that opens toward a distal end direction;
a tube having a tubular shape disposed in the insertion portion and formed of a flexible material;
an exit member fitted to a peripheral edge of the opening part in a liquid-tight manner in the housing part of the distal end portion, including an opening through which a treatment instrument protrudes, and forming a treatment instrument guiding-out path into which the treatment instrument is inserted when the opening is connected so as to communicate with the tube; and
an adjusting portion configured to change a protruding direction of the treatment instrument protruding from the opening of the exit member by changing a tilt angle of the treatment instrument guiding-out path by bending the tube connected to the opening of the exit member
wherein the adjusting portion comprises: a transferring portion made of a bar member, the bar member including a rotation shaft rotatable supported in the distal end portion and a contact portion that is in contact with an outer surface of the tube; and
an operation wire one end of which is connected between the rotation shaft and the contact portion of the bar member, the operation wire being configured to rotate the transferring portion by another end of the operation wire being moved forward and backward, to bend the tube and change the tilt angle of the treatment instrument guiding-out path.

US Pat. No. 10,188,262

DISHWASHER COMPRISING A SORPTION DRYING MACHINE

1. A dishwasher, comprising:a washing container;
an air-guiding channel to generate an air flow;
a sorption drying system to dry items to be washed, the sorption drying system having a sorption container with reversibly dehydratable sorption material, the sorption container connected to the washing container by the air-guiding channel; and
a heater disposed in the sorption container and arranged upstream of the reversibly dehydratable sorption material for desorption of the reversibly dehydratable sorption material,
wherein the air-guiding channel includes an inlet connecting piece connected to the sorption container and which diverts incoming air flow from an inflow direction by between 45° to 135° into a through-flow direction through the heater and the reversibly dehydratable sorption material,
wherein the through-flow direction through the heater and through the reversibly dehydratable sorption material is the same direction, such that the through-flow direction runs from a bottom portion to a top portion of the sorption container, and
wherein the dishwasher is configured to control a ratio of a heat output of the heater and an air volume flow of the air flow which flows through the sorption material to be between 100 W sec/l and 1250 W sec/l.

US Pat. No. 10,188,259

PUMP AND DISHWASHER PROVIDED WITH PUMP

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A dishwasher comprising:a tub providing a washing space;
a rack located inside the tub and configured to receive washing targets;
a spray arm configured to spray water to the rack;
a sump in which the water is received;
an inlet chamber providing a space into which the water from the sump is supplied;
an outlet chamber connected with the inlet chamber and configured to guide the water from the inlet chamber to the spray arm;
an impeller located in the outlet chamber and configured to move the water to the spray arm;
a first housing fixed on the outlet chamber;
a rotor rotatably provided inside the first housing;
a rotation shaft passing through the outlet chamber, the rotation shaft connecting the rotor with the impeller;
a magnetic field formation unit surrounding the first housing, the magnetic field formation unit configured to produce a rotating magnetic field to rotate the rotor;
a friction bearing passing through the outlet chamber, the friction bearing rotatably supporting the rotation shaft;
an outlet path connecting the inside of the first housing with the outlet chamber;
a spacer through which the rotation shaft passes arranged to maintain a spacing between the rotor and the friction bearing; and
a guide path provided in the spacer for guiding water supplied into a space formed between the rotation shaft and the friction bearing to a contact surface between the spacer and the friction bearing,
wherein a rotational axis of the rotation shaft is perpendicular to a horizontal surface to prevent water from contacting the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,188,256

SCRAPER ASSEMBLY

MIW ASSOCIATES, LLC, Hav...

1. A scraper for use in abrading a surface, comprising:a scraper head including:
a chainmail abrader having a chainmail body including a plurality of interlinked rings; and
elastic back pressure member positioned adjacent to a working surface of said chainmail body configured to apply pressure against the chainmail body to enable the working surface of the chainmail body and elastic back pressure member to resiliently conform to contours of the surface during scraping, wherein the working surface of the chainmail body and the elastic back pressure member are free to move independent of one another.

US Pat. No. 10,188,254

AUTONOMOUS PLANAR SURFACE CLEANING ROBOT

ECOVACS ROBOTICS, INC., ...

1. A planar surface cleaning apparatus, comprising:a main body having a top portion and a bottom portion, the bottom portion defining an outer portion defining a surface area about a perimeter thereof and an inner portion defining a cavity formed within the outer portion;
at least one vacuum source supported by the main body and in fluid communication with the cavity;
a cleaning component disposed over the surface area defined on the outer portion of the bottom portion of the main body; and
a connector pole comprising:
a handle portion; and
a U portion connected to the handle portion, wherein the U portion is pivotally connected to the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,244

DISPENSER AND METHOD OF REPLENISHING A DISPENSER

1. A dispenser for dispensing a sheet of web material from a stack of folded web material, the dispenser comprising:a web material storage section arranged to hold and support the stack of folded web material, in a generally vertical direction during dispensing of the web material;
the web material storage section comprising
an upper end portion from which the web material is arranged to be lead for dispensing thereof,
a lower end portion, opposite to the upper end portion and being arranged to support the stack of folded web material in said generally vertical direction, at least when the dispenser is in said dispensing position,
said upper end portion and lower end portion being arranged in a fixed spatial relationship;
wherein:
the lower end portion of the web material storage section comprises
a loading opening and
a supporting arrangement, arranged to be movable between
a support position wherein the supporting arrangement extends at least partially over said loading opening enabling said support of the stack of folded web material, and
an insert position, wherein the supporting arrangement is at least partially removed from the loading opening;
wherein said supporting arrangement is arranged to be movable from said support position to said insert position by pushing a stack to be introduced in the loading opening towards the supporting arrangement in a direction towards the upper end portion of the web material storage section.

US Pat. No. 10,188,243

ADAPTER FOR RECESSED PAPER PRODUCT DISPENSERS

Solaris Paper, Inc., Alp...

1. An adapter assembly for a recessed dispenser having a cavity, wherein the cavity comprises first and second opposing sidewalls, respectively, the adapter assembly comprising:right and left vertical walls sized and dimensioned to fit within the first and second opposing sidewalls of the cavity;
a fastener for removably coupling at least one of the right and left vertical walls of the adapter assembly to at least one of the first and second opposing sidewalls of the cavity, respectively;
first and second parallel arms fixedly attached to the right and left vertical walls, respectively, and extending outwardly from the right and left vertical walls to a first and second distance, respectively;
first and second receivers removably coupled to the first and second parallel arms, respectively, wherein the first and second receivers are disposed within the first and second distance, respectively;
wherein the first and second receivers have first and second cups, respectively, for receiving first and second ends of a spindle; and
wherein the first and second cups are disposed within the first and second distance, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,232

DECORATIVE ARTICLE WITH RECEIVING MEMBER

Hee Kyung Lee, Suwon-si ...

1. A decorative article comprising:a base plate having at least one hanging elongate slot defined therein; and
a receiving member including a single first plate, at least two second plates, and a hanger, wherein the first plate is parallel to the base plate, each of the at least two second plates is non-parallel to the base plate and is coupled to the first plate to define an inner space and a top opening in the receiving member, and the hanger protrudes from the first plate along a top edge of the first plate, wherein the hanger is fitted into the hanging elongate slot to secure the receiving member to the base plate,
wherein the base plate has at least one decorative elongate slot defined therein,
wherein the at least one decorative elongate slot is adjacent to the at least one hanging elongate slot in a non-contacting manner to form a polygonal shape together with the at least one hanging elongate slot,
wherein the first plate falls within the polygonal shape defined by the least one hanging elongate slot and the at least one decorative elongate slot, and sides of the first plate are configured to correspond to the least one hanging elongate slot and the at least one decorative elongate slot such that the first plate has a geometrical shape substantially identical with the polygonal shape.

US Pat. No. 10,188,215

LOUNGE ASSEMBLIES FOR SUPPORTING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

20. A hood assembly for supporting a portable electronic device having a display screen in a viewable position, the assembly comprising:a hood coupled to a base, the hood including a wall structure that includes an internal surface that forms a substantially downwardly opening cavity, the cavity including a front portion and a rear portion, the cavity opening circumscribed by a lower edge that has a front edge portion adjacent the front portion of the cavity;
a support device supported within the hood and adjacent the front edge portion, the support device configured to receive and support the portable electronic device with the device display screen disposed at an oblique angle to the internal surface such that the display screen is facing and in a line of sight of a user within the hood and blocked from a line of sight from outside of the hood when the hood is in a viewing position; and
a communications device provided in at least one of the hood and the base, and wherein the communications device is configured to communicate with the portable electronic device
wherein the communications device comprises a wireless transceiver coupled within the hood, the transceiver having a sensing field restricted to the space of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,211

PORTABLE, MODULAR SEATING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

TOTALLY MOD EVENTS, LLC, ...

1. A modular seating system comprising:first, second and third side frames, each of the side frames including:
a base member configured to support the side frame on an underlying surface; and
an arm member extending upwardly from the base member;
first and second seat back assemblies releasably connected to the first and second side frames and the second and third side frames, respectively; and
first and second seat bottom assemblies releasably connected to the first and second side frames and the second and third side frames, respectively;
wherein each of the side frames further includes a back assembly channel bracket on a rear side of the arm member and each of the seat back assemblies includes first and second lower frame legs, the first and second lower frame legs of the first seat back assembly being releasably received in the back assembly channel brackets of the first and second side frames, respectively, and the first and second lower frame legs of the second seat back assembly being releasably received in the back assembly channel brackets of the second and third side frames, respectively;
wherein the back assembly channel bracket of each of the side frames defines first and second channels; and
wherein the arm member of each of the side frames defines first and second locking member holes extending therethrough into upper ends of the first and second channels, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,207

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY TESTING A PLURALITY OF MOBILE DEVICES

Communications Test Desig...

1. An apparatus for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:a plurality of retention devices;
a frame housing a plurality of device cabinets receiving the plurality of retention devices and a plurality of test cabinets containing a plurality of test computers corresponding with the plurality of device cabinets, each test computer having a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a plurality of test mobile device applications;
a plurality of mobile devices, each positioned in one of the plurality of retention devices and electrically connected to one of the plurality of test computers and receiving one of the plurality of testing mobile device applications;
a user computer electrically connected to the plurality of test computers and receiving test results of the plurality of mobile devices from one of the plurality of test mobile device applications; and
a plurality of monitors corresponding to the plurality of device cabinets.

US Pat. No. 10,188,206

CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE UNIT, SLAT FOR USE IN FORMING A FURNITURE UNIT AND METHOD OF USING A CONVERTIBLE FURNITURE UNIT

DESIGNARIUM INC., Laval ...

1. A convertible furniture unit comprising a hinge member pivotally linking first and second furniture portions to allow said first and second furniture portions to relatively pivot relative to each other to adopt a number of different angular relative positions, and a locking mechanism to releasably lock said first and second furniture portions in a given angular relative position, said first and second furniture portions each comprising a number of slats that are intermeshed with and are slidable between the slats of the other one of said first and second furniture portions, each said slat comprising a hinge portion pivotally attached to said hinge member, an arm extending away from said hinge portion and a free extremity opposite said hinge portion, said first and second furniture portions being capable of adopting at least:a first position wherein said arms of said slats of said first furniture portion extend away from said hinge member and between two adjacent said arms of said slats of said second furniture portion; and
a second position in which said arms of said slats of said first furniture portion extend away from said hinge member and away from said arms of said slats of said second furniture portion without extending between two adjacent said arms of said slats of said second furniture portion;wherein said first and second positions of said first and second furniture portions are both operable for use of said furniture unit by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,188,202

BROOM WITH REPLACEABLE BRUSH CARTRIDGE

Bradshaw International, I...

1. A broom with a replaceable brush cartridge comprising:a broom head comprising a top side having a pole receiver for attachment to a pole and a bottom side having a retention skirt;
a track disposed along an inner wall of the retention skirt;
a cartridge receiver formed by the surrounding retention skirt;
a wedge retainer located within the cartridge receiver;
a brush cartridge having an elongated shape and a perimeter groove capable of receiving the track of the broom head;
bristles affixed to the brush cartridge;
a wedge with a live hinge connecting the wedge with the brush cartridge;
the wedge positioned to engage with the wedge retainer of the cartridge receiver when the brush cartridge is installed in the cartridge receiver of the broom head.

US Pat. No. 10,188,197

BACKPACK WITH EXTRACTABLE BALLISTIC PROTECTION PACKAGES

JUAN FRAILE NUEZ, Alpica...

1. An equipment having a personal protection system suitable for being carried on a user's shoulders comprising: (a) a backpack having two shoulder straps and at least one first upper compartment accessible from the outside through a first operable closing means, (b) a front ballistic package mounted with capability of being pulled out through said first closing means in said first upper compartment comprising (i) an pull-out grip at a first end and (ii) at a second end, opposite to said first end, two connecting members between said front ballistic package and said backpack, spaced apart from one other to allow for the passage of said user's head, wherein a configuration of said equipment is adjustable between (i) an undercover position in which said front ballistic package is inserted in said first upper compartment and said grip projects through said first closing means and is accessible by said user without having to remove the backpack from his shoulders and (ii) a protection position in which said front ballistic package is pulled out from said first upper compartment, facing said backpack such that it is configured for covering at least the vital organs of said user, wherein said equipment further comprises (c) compacting means which connect said front ballistic package with said backpack, such that said first upper compartment can modify the size thereof between (d) an expanded size when said equipment is in the undercover position and (e) a compacted size when said equipment is in the protection position; and wherein said first upper compartment comprises a surface near to the contact surface between said backpack and said user's back and a surface remote from said contact surface, facing said near surface, wherein said compacting means comprise at least one cable connecting said near and remote surfaces and which at least at one end is attached to said front ballistic package, said cable having a length such that when said equipment is in the protection position, said first upper compartment is in the compacted size.

US Pat. No. 10,188,191

LIP EXFOLIATING DEVICE

1. A lip exfoliator comprising:an exfoliant comprising an active surface, wherein the active surface is composed of an insoluble dry abrasive material comprising a binding agent that holds in place exfoliating particles;
a bottom section comprising an attachment surface;
a binding mechanism configured to attach the exfoliant to the bottom section, wherein the binding mechanism comprises a solid body that at least partially covers the exfoliant; and
a cap configured to attach to the solid body, wherein the cap covers the active surface when attached to the solid body, and
wherein the attachment surface is adapted to attach to an end of a lip balm by an adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,188,156

ASYMMETRIC ATHLETIC APPAREL AND METHODS OF USE THEREFOR

NEW BALANCE ATHLETICS, IN...

1. An asymmetric garment for at least a portion of an upper body of a wearer, the garment comprising:a torso section extending around a torso portion of the upper body of the wearer;
a first sleeve connected to the torso section at a first seam and comprising a first arm region at least partially covering a first arm of the wearer; and
a second sleeve connected to the torso section at a second seam and comprising (i) a second arm region at least partially covering a second arm of the wearer and (ii) a second shoulder region covering at least a portion of a second shoulder of the wearer, the second shoulder region comprising a front section and a back section that each extend only partially over a torso of the wearer proximate the second arm region, wherein the second seam is arranged asymmetrically with respect to the first seam so as to provide reduced resistance to asymmetrical shoulder and arm motion at the second shoulder region, and wherein the garment further comprises:
a single expanse of material comprising first and second material portions joined at the second seam, a combination of which further results in the asymmetrical garment providing, at a body portion subject to resistance, reduced resistance to asymmetrical shoulder and arm motion,
the first material portion comprising a first material, the first material portion comprising at least a portion of the torso section extending from the second seam to the first seam; and
the second material portion comprising a second material differing in at least one material property from the first material and adapted to provide reduced resistance to asymmetrical shoulder and arm motion at the second shoulder region, the second material portion comprising a single unitary expanse of material, extending from the second seam and comprising the shoulder region and at least a portion of the second arm region of the second sleeve and, at the second arm region, extending completely around the second arm of the wearer.

US Pat. No. 10,188,153

GARMENT SYSTEM FOR INTERCHANGEABLE COVERS FOR GARMENT STRAPS

STRAP APPEAL, Virginia B...

1. A bra strap cover system comprising:a bra comprising at least one shoulder strap, at least one body strap, and at least one cup, said at least one shoulder strap having a top surface, a bottom surface, a strap length, and a strap width, wherein the top surface of said at least one shoulder strap, an upper portion of the at least one cup, and a back portion of the body strap include a plurality of first fastener halves, with the first fastener halves on the top surface of said at least one shoulder strap disposed along the strap length;
at least one bra strap cover having a decorative upper face, a lower face, a cover length, and a cover width, said lower face having a plurality of second fastener halves disposed along the cover length, said cover width being greater than said strap width and wherein for a given stress, the bra strap cover has a relative strain of 0.1 or greater, relative to the shoulder strap; and
wherein the bra strap cover is configured to be removably attached to said shoulder strap by mating the plurality of first and second fastener halves together such that the bra strap cover substantially covers and overlies the top surface of said shoulder strap, and wherein the cover length when overlying the shoulder strap extends from the upper portion of the at least one cup to the back portion of the body strap so that the bra strap cover is further configured to be removably attached to the upper portion of the at least one cup to the back portion of the body strap by mating the plurality of first and second fastener halves together.

US Pat. No. 10,188,142

AMPHIPHILE-MODIFIED SORBENTS IN SMOKING ARTICLES AND FILTERS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A smoking article comprising an amphiphile-modified sorbent having at least one amphiphilic compound selected from the group consisting of an imidazoline, an ethoxylated amine, and a quaternary phospholipid bound to an inorganic molecular sieve substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,188,138

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH MANUALLY RELEASABLE ODORANT

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. An article comprising:a tobacco portion;
a filter connected axially aligned with and connected to the tobacco portion;
a tipping paper circumscribing at least a portion of the tobacco portion and at least a portion of the filter;
a first band on at least a portion of the tipping paper, the first band including,
a first layer of a first material over the tipping paper, and
a first plurality of microcapsules between the tipping paper and the first layer of material, the plurality of microcapsules being frangible; and
a second band on a second portion of the tipping paper, the second band including,
a second layer of a second material, and
a second plurality of microcapsules between the tipping paper and the second layer, the second plurality of microcapsules being frangible.

US Pat. No. 10,188,117

NOODLE STRING TREATMENT APPARATUS AND TREATMENT METHOD

NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO....

1. A noodle string treatment method, comprising steps of:conveying a batch of noodle strings;
cutting the batch of noodle strings at a constant cutting time interval by using a rotary blade that has a flat shape, is attached to a rotating shaft and extends out from the rotating shaft; and
extruding the cut batch of noodle strings by the rotary blade, wherein:
a blade edge of the rotary blade extends along a direction in which the rotating shaft extends,
the rotary blade cuts the batch of noodle strings at a cutting point, which is a point where the blade edge of the rotary blade is closest to or comes into contact with an outer circumferential surface of an oppositely disposed roller,
in the step of cutting the batch of noodle strings, a blade edge peripheral speed of the rotary blade is changed during rotation thereof between a cut and a next cut,
in the step of cutting the batch of noodle strings, the batch of the noodle strings is cut at a position where a lengthwise direction of the batch of noodle strings extends in a vertical manner,
the rotary blades comprises a plurality of rotary blades attached to the rotating shaft,
in the step of cutting the batch of noodle strings, the blade edge peripheral speed of the plurality of rotary blades is changed periodically with a constant time interval over a plurality of cycles, wherein each of the plurality of cycles is a time period from one cutting timing by one of the plurality of rotary blades to a next cutting timing by another of the plurality of rotary blades cutting the batch of the noodle strings subsequent to the one of the plurality of rotary blades, and
the blade edge peripheral speed when one rotary blade among the plurality of rotary blades extrudes the cut batch of noodle strings after the one rotary blade cuts the batch of noodle strings is set to be lower than the blade edge peripheral speed of the rotary blade when the one rotary blade cuts the batch of noodle strings.

US Pat. No. 10,188,086

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A method to separate crickets from a cricket and gas mixture, the method includes:(a) providing:
a separator having an input and an output, the input is configured to accept a cricket and gas mixture, the separator is configured to separate crickets from the cricket and gas mixture and output a cricket-depleted gas stream via said output, the cricket-depleted gas stream has a reduced amount of crickets relative to the cricket and gas mixture; and
(b) separating crickets from the cricket and gas mixture to form a cricket-depleted gas stream that has a reduced amount of crickets relative to the cricket and gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,188,085

SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY FOR CULTURING COCHINEAL INSECTS ON AN ARTIFICIAL MEDIUM

SciConsult, Inc., Fort W...

1. A self-supporting mass, comprising:an artificial culture medium which contains a plant additive and which has been inoculated with a plurality of insects selected from the group consisting of the genus Dactylopius;
wherein said artificial culture medium further comprises a three-dimensional matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,188,084

INSECT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A insect breeding system comprising:a roller positioned along a conveyor path;
a breeding material positioned on the roller;
a water source positioned on the conveyor path to apply water to the breeding material;
a motor coupled to the roller to drive the roller and rotate the roller and move the breeding material along the conveyor path and past the water source; and
a sensor configured to analyze at least a portion of the breeding material;
wherein:
the sensor is selected from the group consisting of an optical sensor, a digital camera, a motion sensor, an active infrared sensor, a passive infrared sensor, a microwave motion sensor, a continuous wave radar motion sensor, a vibration motion sensor, an infrared (IR) sensor, an ultrasonic sensor, a proximity sensor, a touch sensor, a mass sensor, a laser sensor, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,042

ROUND BALER WITH BALE WRAPPER

1. A round baler with a bale wrapper wherein the bale wrapper comprises:a bale wrapping unit which rotates about a vertical axis of rotation and has rotation arms which extend parallel to the axis of rotation and which support reels of wrapping material guided inside an action region of the bale wrapping unit extending transversely and longitudinally relative to the axis of rotation, wherein a delimiting rod linkage is arranged on the round baler or on the bale wrapper and extends at the back of the round baler and is capable of pivoting from an upper position located above the bale wrapping unit into a lower position located around the rear and sides of the bale wrapping unit, the delimiting rod linkage being narrower in the transverse direction of the round baler when in the upper position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,031

CUTTER BLADE AND ASSEMBLY FOR A ROTARY CUTTER

Great Plains Manufacturin...

1. A blade assembly for a rotary cutter, said blade assembly comprising:an elongated blade carrier rotatably connected to the rotary cutter;
at least a first cutter blade and a second cutter blade, with one of said cutter blades secured to each opposite side of said blade carrier, wherein rotation of said blade carrier causes a corresponding rotation of said cutter blades;
an elongated base element secured below said blade carrier, wherein said cutter blades are sandwiched between said blade carrier and said base element;
a pair of elongated stop surfaces associated with said first cutter blade, wherein each of said elongated stop surfaces is configured to engage with a length of a side of said first cutter blade to inhibit rotation of said first cutter blade with respect to said blade carrier; and
a pair of elongated stop surfaces associated with said second cutter blade, wherein each of said elongated stop surfaces is configured to engage with a length of a side of said second cutter blade to inhibit rotation of said second cutter blade with respect to said blade carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,189,924

HIGH DENSITY ROTOMOLDING RESIN

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A polyethylene resin comprising from 0.7 to 1.2 weight % of 1-octene and the balance ethylene, having a density from 0.948 to 0.953 g/cc, a melt index determined according to ASTM1238 under a load of 2.16 kg at a temperature of 190° C. (I2) from 1.0 to 1.5 g/10 minutes; a melt index determined according to ASTM1238 under a load of 21.6 kg at a temperature of 190° C. (I21) from 32 to 55 g/10 minutes; a weight average molecular weight (Mw) determined by gel permeation chromatography from 95,000 to 120,000; a number average molecular weight determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC) from 20,000 to 40,000; a z average molecular weight (Mz) from 240,000 to 360,000; an Mw/Mn from 2.7 to 4.3; an Mz/Mw from 2.5 to 3.5; and having a CBDI (50) from 80 to 95, the molecular weight distribution determined by GPC of said polymer being deconvoluted into at least two components comprising:from 20 to 40 weight % of a first component having a calculated weight average molecular weight (Mw) being from 200,000 to 250,000; a calculated number average molecular weight from 90,000 to 140,000; a z average molecular weight 390,000 to 520,000 and an estimated density from 0.921 to 0.930 g/cc;
from 60 to 80 weight % of a second component having a calculated weight average molecular weight (Mw) being from 20,000 to 57,000; a calculated number average molecular weight (Mn) from 10,000 to 27,000; a z average molecular weight from 30,000 to 72,000 and an estimated density from 0.948 to 0.953 g/cc, provided that the difference in calculated density between component two and component one is less than 0.030 g/cc.
US Pat. No. 10,190,180

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR AMPLIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING HCV NUCLEIC ACID

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method for determining at least partial genotype information for hepatitis C virus type la (HCV-la) in a sample, the method comprising:(1) contacting a sample, said sample suspected of containing HCV-la, with
at least two amplification oligomers for amplifying at least one target region of an HCV-la target nucleic acid, wherein said at least one HCV-la target region is selected from the group consisting of
(a) a first target region comprising nucleotide positions 8522 to 9372 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the first target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs:65, 43, and 34; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs:69, 38, and 41;
(b) a second target region comprising nucleotide positions 7788 to 8838 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the second target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 57, 63, and 28; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 40, 35, and 42;
(c) a third target region comprising nucleotide positions 6966 to 7970 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the third target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 60, 58, and 36; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 31, 73, and 62;
(d) a fourth target region comprising nucleotide positions 6076 to 7117 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the fourth target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 55, 70, and 29; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs:46, 45, and 61;
(e) a fifth target region comprising nucleotide positions 5094 to 6304 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the fifth target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 39, 44, and 68; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 47, 51, and 59;
(f) a sixth target region comprising nucleotide positions 4258 to 5297 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the sixth target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 52, 49, and 72; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 37, 75, and 53; and
(g) a seventh target region comprising nucleotide positions 3434 to 4482 of SEQ ID NO:155 or the complement thereof, wherein if the seventh target region is amplified, then the at least two amplification oligomers comprise (i) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 77, 79, and 81; and (ii) at least one oligomer comprising a target-hybridizing sequence comprising a nucleotide sequence selected from SEQ ID NOs: 78, 80, and 71;
(2) performing at least one in vitro nucleic acid amplification reaction, wherein any HCV-la target nucleic acid present in said sample is used as a template for generating at least one amplification product corresponding to at least one of the first through seventh target regions; and
(3) detecting the nucleobase at one or more nucleotide positions within the at least one amplification product, thereby determining at least partial genotype information for the HCV-la in said sample.
US Pat. No. 10,190,183

METHOD FOR DESULFURIZING

Almamet GmbH, Ainring (D...

1. A method for desulfurizing comprising the step ofadding a desulfurization agent to a melt of at least one of a molten pig iron and a molten steel, said agent containing calcium oxide, bitumen as well as between 0.01 and 10% by weight of at least one flux agent, wherein the at least one flux agent is selected from the group of members consisting of multivalent alcohols, bituminous coal, silicone oils and mixtures thereof, and wherein the agent does not contain any calcium carbide, any magnesium or any magnesium alloy.
US Pat. No. 10,193,005

ALL-ALUMINUM BACK SURFACE FIELD ALUMINUM PASTE FOR CRYSTALLINE SILICON SOLAR CELL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

NANTONG T-SUN NEW ENERGY ...

1. A preparation method of an all aluminum back surface field aluminum paste for a crystalline silicon solar cell, comprising the following steps:(1) preparation of inorganic binder: adding low melting point glass powder and high melting point glass powder according to a mass percentage of 1:1-2:1 into a blender mixer to mix evenly, loading the mixture into a porcelain crucible, drying for 2h in a drying oven under 160° C., then placing the mixture into a high temperature furnace to smelt for 1.5h under 500° C., performing cold-extraction on the mixture, then drying, pulverizing and screening the mixture to obtain inorganic binder;
(2) preparation of organic binder: mixing resin and organic binder according to a mass percentage of 1:1-1:4, then pouring the mixture in a dispersion machine to disperse for 30˜60 min to obtain transparent and even organic binder after the mixture is dispersed and dissolved, wherein the resin is one or several of rosin, styrax, phenolic resin, polyvinyl chloride resin, amber, shellac, polyester resin, polyamide resin and epoxy resin;
(3) preparation of aluminum paste: weighing 60-70% aluminum powder, 5-10% nanometer metal oily solution, 1-10% inorganic binder, 10-20% organic binder, 5-30% organic solvent and 1-10% accessory ingredient by total weight of the aluminum paste, and mixing evenly through the dispersion machine; and
(4) preparation of finished product: grinding the aluminum paste mixed in step (3) through a three-roll grinder to 16˜20 ?m to obtain the all-aluminum back surface field aluminum paste.
US Pat. No. 10,188,661

TOPICAL DOSAGE REGIMEN

Topokine Therapeutics, In...

1. A method for locally reducing body fat in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising the steps of: administering a composition comprising latanoprost to the skin surface; and removing the composition or residue thereof from the skin surface between about 4 hours and about 12 hours, inclusive, after said administering;wherein more than about 60 percent of the 24-hour flux of latanoprost or an active metabolite thereof occurs within 4 to 12 hours, inclusive, after the step of administering, and wherein the step of removing is after more than about 60 percent of the 24-hour flux has occurred.
US Pat. No. 10,188,662

SOFT LOZENGE COMPOSITIONS

Patheon Softgels, Inc., ...

1. An oral, slow releasing, solid, soft lozenge pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) about 10% to about 40% by mass of one or more gelatins;
(b) about 1% to about 5% by mass polyethylene oxide having a molecular weight (My) of about 900,000 to about 8,000,000;
(c) about 5% to about 20% by mass of glycerol, sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, xylitol, or combinations thereof;
(d) about 20% to about 60% by mass of maltitol, xylitol, mannitol, sucralose, aspartame, stevia, or a combination thereof;
(e) about 0.1% to about 5% by mass of one or more organic acids;
(f) 0.005% to about 5% by mass of one or more active pharmaceutical ingredients; and
(g) water;
wherein the composition orally disintegrates within about 30-45 minutes upon oral administration to a subject in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,188,664

INJECTABLE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A CYCLODEXTRIN A HYDROPHOBIC DRUG, A CO-SOLVENT, AND A PRESERVATIVE

JUROX PTY LTD, South Wal...

1. An injectable pharmaceutical composition, in the form of a solution, wherein the injectable pharmaceutical composition complies with the European Pharmacopoeia 2011 Test for Efficacy of Antimicrobial Preservation, satisfying at least the A criteria for parenterals, comprising:1% w/v to 5% w/v alfaxalone,
8% w/v to 40% w/v 2-hydroxypropyl-?-cyclodextrin,
0.1% w/v to 0.15% w/v chlorocresol,
15% w/v ethanol, and
optionally a phosphate based buffer to provide a pH in a range of 6.0 to 7.5.
US Pat. No. 10,188,666

DENDROGENIN A AND ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHEMOSENSITIVE OR CHEMORESISTANT TUMORS

AFFICHEM, Toulouse (FR) ...

1. A method for treating a cancer acute myeloid leukemia which is chemoresistant to an antineoplastic agent in a patient in need thereof comprising administering to said patient 5?-hydroxy-6?-[2-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)ethylamino]cholestan-3?-ol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and said antineoplastic agent, wherein said antineoplastic agent is cytarabine.
US Pat. No. 10,189,951

ALIPHATIC POLYIMIDES FROM A 1:2 MOLAR RATION OF DIAMINE AND UNSATURATED MONOANHYDRIDE OR UNSATURATED DIACID

PolyOne Corporation, Avo...

1. An aliphatic polyimide, wherein the aliphatic polyimide is poly-3,3?,4,4?-yl-((1,1?-bis trimethylene-poly dimethyl siloxane-1,?-diyl)-bis-(3-methyl-pyrrolidine-2,5-dione)).
US Pat. No. 10,188,672

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TISSUE REGENERATION

Orbis Health Solutions LL...

1. A composition consisting essentially of tetraethyl orthosilicate and at least one oil selected from the group consisting of jojoba oil, almond oil, cocoa butter, bees wax, and sweet almond oil,wherein the tetraethyl orthosilicate is present in a concentration from 25% to 40% by total weight of the composition, and wherein the composition is presented as a cream or an ointment.
US Pat. No. 10,188,675

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION HAVING LIPID METABOLISM-IMPROVING ACTION

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for the nutritional supplementation in a subject in need thereof, comprisingadministering to the subject an effective amount of a water-soluble dietary fiber selected from a cellulose acetate having a total degree of acetyl substitution of 0.4 to 1.1.
US Pat. No. 10,188,680

TUMOR LYSATE LOADED PARTICLES

Orbis Health Solutions LL...

1. A composition comprising a yeast cell wall particle and a tumor lysate, wherein about 200 ?g to about 500 ?g tumor lysate is loaded within about 109 yeast cell wall particles.
US Pat. No. 10,189,968

VARNISH FOR POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM PRODUCTION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM USING SAME

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A varnish comprising a resin, fine particles, and a solvent, whereinthe resin includes polyamide acid and/or polyimide,
a content of the fine particles is not less than 65% by volume with respect to a total of the resin and the fine particles,
the fine particles have a particle diameter distribution index (d25/d75) in a range of not less than 1.6 and not more than 5, and
a viscosity at 25° C. of the varnish is not less than 550 mPa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,188,705

DOSE ESCALATION ENZYME REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR TREATING ACID SPHINGOMYELINASE DEFICIENCY

Icahn School of Medicine ...

1. A method for treating an acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD), comprising:a. administering to a human subject in need thereof one or more initial doses of 0.1 mg/kg recombinant human acid sphingomyelinase (rhASM); and
b. administering sequentially escalating higher doses of rhASM to the human subject if the subject does not manifest one or more moderate or severe adverse events, wherein the higher doses are from 0.1 mg/kg to 1.0 mg/kg higher than the previous dose.
US Pat. No. 10,189,992

RESIN COMPOSITION AND SEAL MEMBER USING SAME

MITSUBISHI CABLE INDUSTRI...

1. A resin composition for a resin sealing member, comprising(b) 1 part by weight-7 parts by weight of a powder of a compound having a layer crystal structure, and
(c) 8 parts by weight-27 parts by weight of a native polytetrafluoroethylene powder, per (a) 100 parts by weight of polyether sulfone.
US Pat. No. 10,188,712

TUMOR ANTIGENS FOR DETERMINING CANCER THERAPY

BIONTECH AG, (DE)

1. A method for treating triple negative breast cancer in a patient comprisinga) detecting the expression pattern of a set of tumor antigens in a sample from the patient, wherein the set of tumor antigens comprises CXorf61, CAGE1, and PRAME;
b) diagnosing the patient as needing a cancer therapy regimen when CXorf61, CAGE1, and PRAME are expressed; and
c) treating the patient with an immunotherapeutic that targets the set of tumor antigens expressed in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,188,713

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TREATING CANCER

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A composition comprising nucleic acid encoding an HIF-2? antigen, a SOX-10 antigen, and a C-MYC antigen, wherein said composition comprises less than 100 separate nucleic acid molecules.
US Pat. No. 10,189,995

ASPHALT COMPOSITION

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. An asphalt composition, comprising0.5 parts by mass or more and 20 parts by mass or less of a block copolymer, and
100 parts by mass of an asphalt;
wherein the block copolymer comprises a polymer block (A) mainly comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer unit, and a copolymer block (B) comprising a conjugated diene monomer unit and a vinyl aromatic monomer unit; the content of the vinyl aromatic monomer unit in the block copolymer being 20% by mass or more and 60% by mass or less;
wherein a content of the polymer block (A) in the block copolymer is 10% by mass or more and 40% by mass or less;
wherein a hydrogenation rate of a double bond in the conjugated diene monomer unit of the block copolymer is 40% or more and 100% or less;
wherein the asphalt has a colloidal index ((a saturate fraction content+an asphaltene fraction content)/(a resin fraction content+an aromatic fraction content)) of 0.30 or more and 0.54 or less, and a saturate fraction content of 11% by mass or less,
wherein the conjugated diene monomer unit of the block copolymer comprises a conjugated diene monomer unit (a) derived from a 1,2-bond and/or a 3,4-bond and a conjugated diene monomer unit (b) derived from a 1,4-bond, and
wherein a total content of the conjugated diene monomer units is 100% by mass,
wherein a content of an alkenyl monomer unit (a1) in the conjugated diene monomer unit (a) hydrogenated is 10% by mass or more and 50% by mass or less,
wherein a content of an alkenyl monomer unit (b1) in the conjugated diene monomer unit (b) hydrogenated is 0% by mass or more and 80% by mass or less, and
wherein a sum of contents of a non-hydrogenated conjugated diene monomer unit (a2) after hydrogenation and a non-hydrogenated conjugated diene monomer unit (b2) after hydrogenation is 0% by mass or more and 90% by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,188,719

CONJUGATION OF STREPTOCOCCAL CAPSULAR SACCHARIDES

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. A process for preparing a conjugate of a Streptococcus agalactiae capsular saccharide and a carrier molecule, comprising the steps of:(a) oxidising a S. agalactiae capsular saccharide in order to introduce an aldehyde group into at least one terminal sialic acid residue in the saccharide;
(b) subjecting the aldehyde group to reductive amination with ammonia or a primary amine, to give a —CH2-linked amine;
(c) reacting the —CH2-linked amine with a bifunctional linker, to give an activated saccharide; and
(d) reacting the activated saccharide with a carrier molecule, thereby giving the conjugate.
US Pat. No. 10,190,005

PAINTS, LACQUERS OR OTHER COATING MATERIALS WITH ANTI-PINHOLE ADDITIVE AND THE MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

Hemmelrath Technologies G...

1. A process for applying a coating, which is in the form of a paint, a lacquer, or another coating material in a liquid solution, to a workpiece in order to obtain a pinhole-free surface, the method comprising:providing an anti-pinhole additive comprising hydrophilic pyrogenic silica;
determining whether the workpiece has been contaminated by silane or silanol compounds;
adding the anti-pinhole additive to the coating when the workpiece is determined to be contaminated by silane or silanol compounds; and
applying the coating to the surface of the workpiece.
US Pat. No. 10,188,725

HYBRID CORE FELINE VACCINES

Elanco US Inc., Greenfie...

1. A non-adjuvanted immunogenic composition comprising:a. Feline Rhinotracheitis virus;
b. Feline Calicivirus;
c. Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus; and
d. Feline Panleukopenia virus;
wherein the Feline Calicivirus and the Virulent Systemic Feline Calicivirus are inactivated; and
wherein the Feline Rhinotracheitis virus is attenuated.
US Pat. No. 10,191,033

BIOMARKERS FOR DETECTING PRE-CACHEXIA OR CACHEXIA AND METHODS OF TREATMENT THEREOF

The Broad Institute, Inc....

1. A method of treating pre-cachexia in a subject who has cancer, a pre-cancerous condition, disease, age-related weight loss, or age-related sarcopenia; inhibiting the progression of pre-cachexia to cachexia in a subject who has cancer, a pre-cancerous condition, disease, age-related weight loss, or age-related sarcopenia; or treating or preventing undesirable muscle or fat loss in a subject who has cancer, a pre-cancerous condition, disease age-related weight loss, or age-related sarcopenia, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent that is:an ERK1/2 inhibitor selected from the group consisting of SCH772984, ARRY162, AS703026, AZD6244, AZD8330, BIX02188, BIX02189, honokiol, lenalidomide, PD98059, PD184352, PD325901, PD318088, RDEA119, SCH772984, SL-327, TAK733, trametinib (GSK1120212), U0126, and Vx-11e;
wherein, prior to treatment, a protein marker signature is detected in a biological sample obtained from the subject by detecting in the sample an alteration in at least three markers selected from the group consisting of S100A2 or S100A4; S100A8 or S100A9; and S100A7 relative to a reference;
detecting in the sample an alteration in at least four markers selected from the group consisting of: S100A2 or S100A4; S100A8 or S100A9; S100A7 and S100A14 relative to a reference; or
measuring the levels of at least five markers selected from the group consisting of S100A2 or S100A4; S100A8 or S100A9; S100A7; S100A14 and S100P in the sample.
US Pat. No. 10,190,011

INK JET RECORDING METHOD, INK JET INK COMPOSITION, AND INK SET

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method comprising:forming a first image layer by ejecting a first ink composition that contains resin particles, an organic solvent, and water on a recording medium by an ink jet method;
first drying in which 80% by mass or more of water contained in the first ink composition of the first image layer is evaporated; and
forming a second image layer by ejecting a second ink composition that contains water, and an organic solvent by which the resin particles contained in the first ink composition dissolve or swell on the first image layer subjected to the first drying by the ink jet method,
wherein the content of an organic solvent having a normal boiling point of higher than 250° C. in the first ink composition and the second ink composition is 2% by mass or less, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,188,987

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FILTERS FOR DIESEL EMISSION CONTROL

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. A catalyzed particulate filter comprising:a plurality of porous walls extending longitudinally to form a plurality of parallel passages extending from an inlet end to an outlet end, wherein a quantity of the passages are inlet passages that are open at the inlet end and closed at the outlet end, and a quantity of passages are outlet passages that are closed at the inlet end and open at the outlet end;
at least three coatings creating at least two zones axially along the plurality of porous walls, wherein a first coating is a first SCR catalyst coating, a second coating is a second SCR catalyst coating, and a third coating is a platinum group metal coating.
US Pat. No. 10,188,732

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INACTIVATING ENVELOPED VIRUSES

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A method of inactivating an enveloped virus in a recombinant protein preparation, the method comprising contacting a recombinant protein preparation that comprises a recombinant protein with N,N-dimethyldodecyclamine N-oxide (LDAO) in an amount sufficient to inactivate the enveloped virus, wherein the amount is at a concentration above critical micelle concentration of the LDAO and does not inhibit biological activity of the recombinant protein.
US Pat. No. 10,190,014

SURFACE-TREATING AGENT FOR VULCANIZED RUBBER

NOK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A surface-treating agent for vulcanized rubber wherein the surface-treating agent comprises, based on 100 parts by weight, as solid matters, of isocyanate group-containing 1,2-polybutadiene, an organic solvent solution containing 10 to 160 parts by weight of fluororesin particles and 2.5 to 20 parts by weight of a perfluoroalkyl group-containing oligomer-based, fluorine-containing surfactant as a dispersant, and further comprises, based on 100 parts by weight, as solid matters, of the isocyanate group-containing 1,2-polybutadiene, 100 parts by weight or less, as solid matters, of a composition solution of an OH group-containing fluororesin composition having the following formulation:[I] a copolymer of
(A) a perfluoroalkylalkyl (meth)acrylate and
(B) a hydroxyl group-containing (meth)acrylate,
[II] a polymer of an acrylic acid alkyl ester,
[III] a polymer of a fluorinated olefin, and
[IV] a curing agent; and/or
60 parts by weight or less of silicone oil having a viscosity of 8,000 cs or more.
US Pat. No. 10,188,737

STABILIZED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION

ASTELLAS PHARMA INC., To...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising 5-{[(3R)-1-acryloylpynolidin-3-yl]oxy}-6-ethyl-3-({4-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl]phenyl}amino)-pyrazine-2-carboxamide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutical additive having a difference in water activity value of 0.1 or more, wherein the difference in water activity value is the water activity value difference between said pharmaceutical additive after storage in the opened state and said pharmaceutical additive after storage in the sealed state, and wherein the pharmaceutical additive having a difference in water activity value of 0.1 or more is one member, or two or more members selected from the group consisting of dextran, dextrin, crystalline cellulose, corn starch, calcium carbonate, lactose hydrate, anhydrous dibasic calcium phosphate, and mannitol.
US Pat. No. 10,191,050

RATIONALE, METHODS, AND ASSAYS FOR IDENTIFYING HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN PRIMATE TASTE SPECIFIC GENES AND USE THEREOF IN TASTE MODULATOR AND THERAPEUTIC SCREENING ASSAYS

SENOMYX, INC., San Diego...

1. A method of identifying from a population of T1R expressing cells those which only express T1R3 and not T1R2 or T1R3 comprising (i) detecting whether said T1R expressing cells express LOC285965 and (ii) if positive identifying said cells as cells which express T1R3 and not T1R2 or T1R3.
US Pat. No. 10,191,057

METHODS OF DIAGNOSING, CLASSIFYING AND TREATING ENDOMETRIAL CANCER AND PRECANCER

The Translational Genomic...

1. A method of treating endometrial cancer characterized by FGFR2 activation in a subject, the method comprising:obtaining from the subject a biological sample comprising endometrial cancer cells;
screening for a FGFR2 activation mutation in the endometrial cancer cells wherein the FGFR2 activation mutation results in an amino acid substitution selected from the group consisting of:
(a) an S to W mutation at position 252 of SEQ ID NOS:2 (NP_075259.2) or 3 (NP_000132.1);
(b) a P to R mutation at position 253 of SEC) ID NOS:2 or 3;
(c) a K to R mutation at position 310 of SEC) ID NOS:2 or 3;
(d) an A to T mutation at position 315 of SEQ ID NOS:2 or 3;
(e) an S to C mutation at position 373 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 372 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(f) a Y to C mutation at position 376 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 375 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(g) a C to R mutation at position 383 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 382 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(h) an M to R mutation at position 392 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 391 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(i) an I to V mutation at position 548 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 547 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(j) an N to K mutation at position 550 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 549 of SEQ ID NO:3;
(k) a K to E mutation at position 660 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 659 of SEQ ID NO:3; and
(l) a K to N mutation at position 660 of SEQ ID NO:2 or position 659 of SEQ ID NO:3;
identifying the endometrial cancer cells as susceptible to an FGFR2 inhibitor upon finding the FGFR2 activation mutation in the endometrial cancer cells; and
administering to the subject with endometrial cancer characterized by FGFR2 activation an effective amount of an FGFR2 inhibitor, wherein the FGFR2 inhibitor is PD173074.
US Pat. No. 10,189,009

PARTICULATE WATER ABSORBING AGENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A method for producing a particulate water absorbing agent, the particulate water absorbing agent being arranged such that particles having passed through a 150-?m mesh as defined through a standard-sieve classification are contained in an amount of 3 mass % or less, the method comprising the steps of:(1) polymerizing a monomer aqueous solution including acrylic acid (salt) as a main component, the monomer aqueous solution having a monomer concentration of 30 mass % or more, the polymerization involving use of an internal crosslinking agent in an amount of 0.04 mol % or more and 0.07 mol % or less relative to the monomer and producing a hydrogel;
(2) drying the hydrogel, produced through the step (1), to produce a dried product having a swelling rate (CRC) of 35 g/g to 55 g/g;
(3) pulverizing the dried product into particles and optionally classifying the particles to produce a water absorbent resin powder including, at 80 mass % or more relative to the entire water absorbent resin powder, a particle having a size of 600 ?m to 150 ?m as defined through a standard-sieve classification;
(4) adding a surface-crosslinking agent, which includes a compound containing a hydroxyl group and/or a derivative group thereof, to the water absorbent resin powder, produced through the step (3), to decrease the swelling rate (CRC) by 3 g/g to 15 g/g to a swelling rate (CRC) of 32 g/g to 50 g/g to produce a surface-crosslinked water absorbent resin powder, and
(5) adding a liquid permeability improving agent to the water absorbent resin powder simultaneously with and/or after the step (4).
US Pat. No. 10,189,012

PREPARATION OF CATALYST

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for hydrocracking a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock, which process comprises: contacting a gaseous feedstock at a reaction temperature in the range of 250 to 500° C. and a total pressure at the reactor inlet in the range of from 3×106 to 3×107 Pa in the presence of hydrogen with a hydroconversion catalyst in which the gaseous feedstock contains less than 150 parts per million by weight of ammonia;wherein said hydroconversion catalyst is made by the method comprising;
(a) preparing an aqueous mixture containing aluminum sulfate and having a pH in the range of from 1.0 to 6.5;
(b) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (a) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.1 to 12;
(c) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (b) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 6.5;
(d) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (c) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 6.5 to 11;
(e) adding aluminium sulfate to the mixture obtained in step (d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.0; and
(f) adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture obtained in step (e) to increase the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 7.5 to 12,
wherein the final steps of the preparation process are;
(v) adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture obtained in a process comprising steps (a)-(d) to lower the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 2 to 8;
(w) adding alkali metal silicate to the mixture obtained in step (v) to increase the pH of the mixture,
(x) adding to the mixture obtained in step (w) (i) alkali metal aluminate to change the pH of the mixture to of from 7.8 to 12 and (ii) aluminum sulfate to change the pH of the mixture to within the range of from 1.5 to 7.7, wherein step (i) can precede or succeed step (ii),
(y) treating the mixture obtained in step (x) with an alkali metal hydroxide solution having a pH of from 7.5 to 12,
(z) recovering a precipitate solid from the mixture obtained in step (y) to provide a recovered precipitate;
(zz) washing with water the recovered precipitate and drying the recovered and washed precipitate by flash drying, belt drying or spray drying to obtain a dried silica-alumina composition containing of from 30 to 70% wt silica and of from 70 to 30% wt of alumina, and having a surface area of from 320 m2/g to 450 m2/g, and
subsequently shaping the dried silica-alumina composition to provide a shaped silica-alumina composition and compositing the shaped silica-alumina composition with one or more metals or metal compounds which metals have been selected from the group consisting of Group VIB and Group VIII metals to obtain a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,189,016

NANO-TO-NANO FE/PPM PD CATALYSIS OF CROSS-COUPLING REACTIONS IN WATER

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An aqueous micellar composition in a reaction solvent for enabling cross-coupling reactions containing organometallic nanoparticles (NPs) as catalyst, comprising:a) an element selected from the group consisting of Fe, C, H, O, Mg, and a halide, or the entire combination thereof; and
b) palladium (Pd), or at least one other metal selected from the group consisting of Pt, Au, Ni, Co, Cu and Mn, or a mixture thereof; wherein the catalyst (NPs) is prepared from a reduction of an iron salt or an iron complex in a solvent and in the presence of a ligand using a reducing agent.
US Pat. No. 10,189,023

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING MULTIPLEXED ASSAYS

MESO SCALE TECHOLOGIES, L...


wherein the oligonucleotide is modified with a linking agent comprising a biotin, streptavidin, avidin, amino group, thiol group, aldehyde group, hydrazide group, azide group, alkyne group, maleimide group, or iodoacetamide group.
US Pat. No. 10,193,141

POSITIVE ELECTRODE MIXTURE AND NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

TODA KOGYO CORPORATION, ...

1. A positive electrode mixture comprising carbon black having a bulk density of not more than 0.1 g/cm3, a crystallite size of 10 to 40 ?, an iodine adsorption of 1 to 150 mg/g, a volatile content of not more than 0.1% and a metal impurity content of not more than 20 ppm, and a positive electrode (cathode) active substance having an operating voltage or an initial crystal phase transition voltage of not less than 4.5 V on the basis of lithium.
US Pat. No. 10,188,793

INSULIN ON BOARD CALCULATION, SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.,...

1. An insulin delivery system comprising:an insulin delivery device configured to deliver insulin to a user of the system; and
a computer-based control unit associated with the insulin delivery device, the computer-based control unit having a computer-based processor, wherein the computer-based processor is configured to:
calculate a relative insulin on board value for a specific time by calculating a first value that represents a reference insulin on board value at the specific time, calculating a second value that represents an automated insulin on board value at the specific time, and subtracting one of the first and second values from the other;
determine a future insulin delivery schedule over a period of time based in part on the calculated relative insulin on board value; and
configure the insulin delivery device to deliver insulin according to the determined future insulin delivery schedule, and
wherein the automated insulin on board value represents at least one insulin delivery automatically specified by the computer-based control unit.
US Pat. No. 10,190,093

ARTIFICIAL OOCYTE ACTIVATION

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method of activating an unfertilized porcine oocyte comprising decreasing intracellular Zn2+ concentration of the oocyte by contacting the oocyte with a Zn2+ binding moiety comprising approximately 200 mM TPEN (N,N,N?,N?-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethane-1,2-diamine), and increasing intracellular Ca2+ concentration of the oocyte prior to decreasing the intracellular Zn2+ concentration of the oocyte, wherein the intracellular Ca2+ concentration of the oocyte is not increased in an amount sufficient to induce oocyte activation, and wherein said contacting results in activating the oocyte.
US Pat. No. 10,190,102

LACCASE VARIANTS WITH IMPROVED PROPERTIES

METGEN OY, Kaarina (FI)

1. A polypeptide with laccase activity comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 94% identical to an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 31-61, wherein the polypeptide comprises a non-polar amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of methionine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, proline, glycine, and phenylalanine at an amino acid position corresponding to position 113 in SEQ ID NO: 1.
US Pat. No. 10,188,055

WATERMELON LINE ACE PLUS

SAKATA SEED AMERICA, INC....

1. A seed of watermelon line Ace Plus, wherein a representative sample of seed of said line was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125206.
US Pat. No. 10,188,063

LACTUCA SATIVA CULTIVAR FRAZIER

Proscreen Ag Technology, ...

1. A seed of lettuce cultivar designated FRAZIER, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125178.
US Pat. No. 10,188,065

PLANTS AND SEEDS OF HYBRID CORN VARIETY CH316064

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A seed of hybrid corn variety CH316064, produced by crossing a first plant of variety CV833038 with a second plant of variety CV950930, wherein representative seeds of said varieties CV833038 and CV950930 are deposited under ATCC Accession Nos. PTA-124484 and PTA-121094, respectively.
US Pat. No. 10,190,117

DOUBLE-STRANDED ANTISENSE NUCLEIC ACID WITH EXON-SKIPPING EFFECT

National University Corpo...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for modulating exon skipping of a coding or non-coding RNA in a mammalian cell comprising:a double-stranded nucleic acid complex comprising:
a first nucleic acid strand annealed to a second nucleic acid strand, wherein:
the first nucleic acid strand comprises (i) 8 to 100 nucleotides independently selected from natural nucleotides, modified nucleotides, and nucleotide analogs, (ii) at least one region consisting of 2 or 3 consecutive natural DNA nucleotides, (iii) no regions that have greater than 3 consecutive natural DNA nucleotides, and (iv) a bridged nucleotide/DNA mixmer oligonucleotide; and wherein the first nucleic acid strand is a splice-switching oligonucleotide (SSO) and is capable of hybridizing to the coding or non-coding RNA inside of the mammalian cell; and
the second nucleic acid strand comprises nucleotides independently selected from natural RNA nucleotides, modified RNA nucleotides, and nucleotide analogs, and at least one region comprising consecutive natural RNA nucleotides,wherein the at least one region consisting of 2 or 3 consecutive natural DNA nucleotides of the first nucleic acid strand forms a heteroduplex with the at least one region comprising consecutive natural RNA nucleotides of the second nucleic acid strand.
US Pat. No. 10,190,118

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING INSECTS

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A method for treating disease in an insect, the method comprising administering to the insect a composition comprising a double stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecule or a vector encoding a dsRNA molecule, and a delivery agent, wherein the dsRNA molecule is 19-24 nucleotides long, comprises a sense strand and an antisense strand, and modulates gene expression of an insect, wherein the double-stranded region of the dsRNA is about 19 nucleotides in length, andwherein the dsRNA further comprises (i) at least one mismatch, (ii) a 5?-terminal dinucleotide overhang, or a 3?-terminal dinucleotide overhang, or both a 5?- and 3?-dinucleotide overhang, and (iii) at least one asymmetrical modification, and
wherein the dsRNA molecule comprises at least one nucleotide modification to increase stabilization of the dsRNA, the modification selected from the group consisting of:
(i) a 5?-phosphorothioate or 5?-phosphorodithioate modifications within the double stranded region,
(ii) a phosphorothioate modification within the nucleotides at the terminal overhang region,
(iii) a cationic modification of nucleotides 1 and 2 on the 5? terminus, wherein the cationic modification is at the C5 position of pyrimidines and C2, C6 and C8, exocyclic N2 or exocyclic N6 of purines,
(iv) at least one 2?-fluoro modified nucleotide comprising a nucleobase modification
(v) at least one 2?-O-methyl/2?-fluoro modified nucleotide comprising a nucleobase modification,
(vi) a 5?-PuPu-3? dinucleotide at the 3? terminal of at least one of the strands in the dsRNA molecule wherein both nucleotides comprise a modified methoxyethyl (MOE) at 2?-position, and
(vii) a 5?-PuPu-3? dinucleotide at the 5? terminal of at least one of the strands in the dsRNA molecule wherein both nucleotides comprise a modified MOE at 2?-position; and
wherein modulation of the gene treats the disease.
US Pat. No. 10,188,070

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460155

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460155, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460155 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123841.
US Pat. No. 10,188,071

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR CL1460258

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A plant, a plant part, or a seed of soybean variety CL1460258, wherein a representative sample of seed of said soybean variety CL1460258 has been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-123842.
US Pat. No. 10,190,122

INHIBITORY OLIGONUCLEOTIDE AND USE THEREOF

SBI Biotech Co., Ltd., T...


US Pat. No. 10,188,073

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PEGE77

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PEGE77, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125526.
US Pat. No. 10,190,131

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

BASF Plant Science GmbH, ...

1. A process for producing a transgenic plant producing eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and/or docosahexaenoic acid comprising introducing into a plant:a) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?6-desaturase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 2;
b) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?6-elongase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 172;
c) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?5-desaturase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 52;
d) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?5-elongase activity, wherein said nucleic acid sequence is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 64; and
e) optionally a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?4-desaturase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 78;
wherein the nucleic acid sequence encoding the polypeptide having ?5-elongase activity is modified to adapt to the codon usage in one or more plant species.
US Pat. No. 10,190,135

CHIMERIC POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATORY ELEMENT

Celltheon Corporation, U...

1. A polynucleotide comprising:(a) a first fragment consisting of the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 7 or a nucleic acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 7,
(b) a second fragment consisting of the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9 or a nucleic acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 9, and
(c) a third fragment consisting of the nucleic acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3 or a nucleic acid sequence having at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3.
US Pat. No. 10,190,138

METHODS USING SHORT CHAIN PERACIDS TO REPLACE ANTIBIOTICS FOR CONTROLLING FERMENTATION PROCESS INFECTION

ECOLAB USA INC., Saint P...

1. A method for replacing antibiotics in fermentation processes comprising:replacing an antibiotic used in a fermentation process to reduce and/or eliminate Lactobacillus and/or Acetobacter species with a peracid composition for application to a fermentation system; and
introducing the peracid composition to a mash source, wherein the peracid composition comprises from about 0.0005 wt-% to about 5 wt-% peroxyformic acid, from about 1 wt-% to about 10 wt-% formic acid, from about 5 wt-% to about 97 wt-% water, from about 0 wt-% to about 20 wt-% anionic surfactant, from about 0 wt-% to about 10 wt-% oxidizing agent; about 0 wt-% to about 35 wt-% inorganic acid, and from about 0 wt-% to about 5 wt-% sequestrant, and wherein the peracid composition does not interfere with yeast fermentation in a fermentation process.
US Pat. No. 10,189,882

METHODS FOR TREATING MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES AND SIDEROBLASTIC ANEMIAS

ACCELERON PHARMA INC., C...

1. A method for treating sideroblastic anemia in a human patient, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 44, and wherein the patient is on a dosing schedule that comprises administering from 0.75-1.75 mg/kg of the polypeptide to the patient, wherein the patient has bone marrow cells that test positive for one or more mutations in one or more of SF3B1, DNMT3A or TET2.
US Pat. No. 10,190,143

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING SELECTIVELY LABELED RNA

THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF T...

1. A method for synthesizing a RNA, comprising performing an initiation stage, an elongation stage, and a termination stage, wherein:(a) the initiation stage comprises:
(i) providing a solid phase comprising a DNA template, wherein the DNA is attached to a solid substrate;
(ii) providing a first liquid phase comprising a RNA polymerase and ribonucleoside triphosphates (rNTPs);
(iii) mixing the solid phase and first liquid phase;
(iv) incubating the solid phase and first liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-30 minutes to initiate synthesis of the RNA;
(v) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and first liquid phase at 0-5° C., whereupon the solid phase comprises the RNA polymerase and the RNA being synthesized; and
(vi) separating the solid phase from the first liquid phase;
(b) the elongation stage comprises:
(i) providing a second liquid phase comprising rNTPs;
(ii) mixing the solid phase and second liquid phase;
(iii) incubating the solid phase and second liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-20 minutes to elongate the RNA;
(iv) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and second liquid phase at 0-5° C. for 5-30 minutes;
(v) separating the solid phase from the second liquid phase; and
(vi) repeating steps (i)-(v) of part (b) n times, wherein n is equal to 1-100, and wherein the rNTPs in the second liquid phase are the same or different in each repeat;
(c) the termination stage comprises:
(i) providing a third liquid phase comprising rNTPs;
(ii) mixing the solid phase with the third liquid phase;
(iii) incubating the solid phase and third liquid phase at 4-37° C. for 5-30 minutes; and
(iv) pausing the RNA synthesis by incubating the solid phase and third liquid phase at 0° C. for 5-30 minutes; wherein steps (a)-(c) are repeated multiple times, and wherein rNTPs of at least one of the first liquid phase, the second liquid phase, or third liquid phase comprise a label.
US Pat. No. 10,188,099

HIGH DENSITY CELL BANKING METHODS

GENZYME CORPORATION, Bos...

1. A non-centrifugal method for producing a high-density frozen mammalian cell bank, the method comprising:a) culturing mammalian cells in a perfusion bioreactor to a first cell density by continuously removing growth medium from a culture and replacing with fresh growth medium, wherein the bioreactor is coupled to a cell retention system comprising an alternating tangential flow filtration system including a filter;
b) non-centrifugally concentrating the cells cultured in the perfusion bioreactor coupled to the cell retention system, wherein the cells are concentrated to a second cell density greater than the first cell density by removing the growth medium from the culture using the filter and, thereby reducing the volume of the growth medium to produce a concentrated cell population of about 1×108 cells/mL; and
c) cryopreserving the concentrated cell population to produce a high-density frozen mammalian cell bank,
wherein the high-density frozen mammalian cell bank has a post-thaw viability of at least 90%.
US Pat. No. 10,188,612

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR INHALATION

Vectura Limited, Wiltshi...

1. Microparticles for use in a pharmaceutical composition for pulmonary administration, comprising particles of an active substance having on their surfaces particles of a hydrophobic material comprising magnesium stearate to promote the dispersal of the active particles on actuation of an inhaler or to delay the dissolution of the active substance in an aqueous medium, wherein the particles of hydrophobic material are applied to the particles of active substance experiencing a high shear force, wherein the microparticles comprise an effective amount of one or more of the substances selected from the group consisting of antimuscarinic, a ?2-agonist, a steroid, a peptide and a polypeptide, and wherein, upon inhalation of the microparticles, the active substance exerts its pharmacological effect over a period significantly greater than the period over which the active substance exerts its pharmacological effect when inhaled alone.
US Pat. No. 10,190,156

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING BUILT-IN STANDARD CURVE TO MEASURE MOLECULAR NUMBERS OF BIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS

W2 Biosolutions, LLC, Be...

1. A method of determining absolute quantity of at least one sample target, comprising:i) providing a solid support having a series of control partner 1 and one of at least one sample probe and at least one sample target attached thereon, wherein the series of control partner 1 and the one of the at least one sample probe and the at least one sample target are at separate locations of the solid support, and each of the series of control partner 1 has a different and known copy number;
ii) contacting the solid support with at least one control partner 2 and another of the at least one sample target and the at least one sample probe, wherein:
the series of control partner 1 are configured to recognize and bind the at least one control partner 2, resulting directly or indirectly in a series of detectable control signals, wherein an intensity of each detectable control signal correlates with the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1, and a copy number of each of the at least one control partner 2 is no less than the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1; and
the at least one sample probe is configured to recognize and bind the at least one sample target in a corresponding manner, resulting directly or indirectly in at least one detectable sample signal, wherein an intensity of each detectable sample signal correlates with a copy number of each of the at least one sample target, and a copy number of each of the at least one sample probe is no less than the copy number of the each of the at least one sample target;
iii) detecting the series of detectable control signals and the at least one detectable sample signal;
iv) making a standard curve relating the intensity of each of the series of detectable control signals with the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1; and
v) determining the copy number of each of the at least one sample target by using the standard curve to translate the intensity of the each of the at least one detectable sample signal to the copy number of the each of the at least one sample target.
US Pat. No. 10,189,901

METHODS FOR IMPROVING CARDIAC FUNCTION BY ADMINISTERING AN ANTIBODY THAT ACTIVATES APLNR

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method for inducing vasodilation and/or angiogenesis in a subject, the method comprising administering a pharmaceutical composition to a subject in need thereof, wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises an isolated antibody, antibody-fusion protein or antigen-binding fragment, wherein the antibody, antibody-fusion protein or antigen-binding fragment thereof comprises complementarity determining regions HCDR1-HCDR2-HCDR3-LCDR1-LCDR2-LCDR3 having the amino acid sequences of SEQ ID NOs: 382-383-384-377-385-386, respectively, and wherein the antibody, antibody-fusion protein or antigen-binding fragment thereof activates apelin receptor (APLNR)-mediated inhibition of cAMP accumulation with at least 39% of maximum apelin dose response activation.
US Pat. No. 10,188,620

TREATMENT FOR NAFLD AND NASH

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method for treating a disease that is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in a subject having metabolic syndrome, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of seladelpar or a salt thereof to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,189,905

BISPECIFIC MOLECULE BINDING TLR9 AND CD32 AND COMPRISING A T CELL EPITOPE FOR TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES

S-TARGET THERAPEUTICS GMB...

1. A method for performing active immunotherapy for an allergic disease, comprising the step of administering to a subject therapeutically effective amount of a molecule or molecule complex comprising a TLR9 binding part capable of binding to TLR9, a CD32 binding part capable of binding to CD32, and at least one antigen,wherein the TLR9 binding part is a CpG oligodeoxynucleotide,
wherein the CD32 binding part is selected from the group consisting of an antibody and a CD32-binding antibody fragment, and
wherein the allergic disease in the subject is treated.
US Pat. No. 10,188,111

PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE COMPOSITION COMPRISING DILUTE SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION

Hypo-Stream Limited, Mel...

1. A method of treating infection, preventing infection or aiding healing in a mammal comprising administering to said mammal an effective amount of a composition comprising dilute stabilized sodium hypochlorite solution and a dye to show that the dilute stabilized sodium hypochlorite solution is fresh and active by means of a color change within a period of one hour after said dilute stabilized sodium hypochlorite solution is prepared, wherein said dye selected from the group consisting of azafloxin, basic blue (nil blue sulphate), bismarck brown, basic red (rhodamine 6G), bengal red, brilliant crysyl blue, eosin, fluorescein, gentian violet, indocyanine green, janus green, methylene green, methylene blue, neutral red, trypan blue, and trypan red.
US Pat. No. 10,188,624

ENTERIC SOFT CAPSULES COMPRISING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Patheon Softgels Inc., H...

1. A method for treating or reducing symptoms of a cardiovascular-related disease comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an oral pharmaceutical dosage form comprising an enteric soft capsule shell comprising:gelatin and an enteric polymer;
wherein a weight ratio of enteric polymer to gelatin is 1:2.6; and
the shell encapsulates a fill comprising at least 70% by weight eicosapentaenoic free fatty acid (EPA), wherein upon administration, the enteric soft capsule reduces onset or ameliorates symptoms of gastrointestinal side effects comprising one or more of eructation, abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea or fishy odor.
US Pat. No. 10,190,163

SINGLE CELL NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT STUDIES

FLUIDIGM CORPORATION, So...

1. A method of exposing cells from a population to at least two different reagents, wherein each cell is exposed to the reagents individually, or in groups of two of more, the method comprising:(a) distributing cells from the population to a plurality of capture sites in a microfluidic device so that a plurality of capture sites each comprises one or more cells;
(b) providing one or more first reagent(s) to each capture site;
(c) providing one or more second reagent(s) to each capture site, wherein the second reagent(s) is/are different from the first reagent(s) and is/are provided separately from the first reagent(s), and the one or more first reagent(s) and the one or more second reagent(s) are separately provided to each capture site after distributing the cells to the capture sites;
(d) conducting a reaction, whereby the reaction products encode an item of capture site information;
(e) recovering the reaction products; and
(f) analyzing the reaction products, wherein such analysis permits the identification of particular reaction products as having been derived from a single cell or group of cells at a particular capture site.
US Pat. No. 10,188,113

ANTAGONISTIC PROPERTIES OF REEF FISH MICROFLORA

AEQUOR, INC., San Diego,...

1. A method of inhibiting growth or killing one or more target organisms comprising bacteria, photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms, and non-photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms, wherein the one or more target organisms are growing in or on a biofilm, the method comprising contacting the target organisms with a composition comprising an extract from one or more bacterial isolates identified by PTA-6763, PTA-6682, PTA-6764, PTA-6681, PTA-6765, and PTA-6766, wherein the extract is obtained using diethyl-ether, wherein the target organism is one or more of an organism selected from the group consisting of Micrococcus spp., Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, Shigella sonnei, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, and Salmonella typhimurium.
US Pat. No. 10,189,908

CHIMERIC ANTIGEN RECEPTORS RECOGNIZING CANCER-SPECIFIC TN GLYCOPEPTIDE VARIANTS

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO...

1. A cancer-specific Tn glycopeptide binding partner that binds a cancer-specific Tn glycopeptide, wherein the binding partner comprises the antibody heavy chain variable fragment (VH) of SEQ ID NO:19 or a humanized derivative thereof, and the antibody light chain variable fragment (VL) of SEQ ID NO:20 or a humanized derivative thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,188,114

CONTROLLED GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS

SYNGULON SA, Seraing (BE...

1. A method of controlling the growth of a second microbial cell, the method comprising:allowing a recombinantly engineered first microbial cell to proliferate in a culture medium being fermented by said first microbial cell and further comprising said second microbial cell, wherein said second microbial cell interferes with the fermenting of said culture medium,
said first microbial cell comprising a first nucleic acid encoding a bacteriocin operably linked to a promoter, the method further comprising expressing and secreting the bacteriocin into the culture medium, wherein the bacteriocin is selected to inhibit or prevent the reproduction of the second microbial cell,
wherein the first microbial cell has been genetically engineered to conditionally decrease or eliminate at least one of transcription, post-transcriptional expression, or post-transcriptional activity of a cell immunity modulator that confers resistance to the secreted bacteriocin in the first microbial cell, said decrease or elimination concurrent with expression of said secreted bacteriocin, thereby decreasing immunity modulator activity of said cell immunity modulator,
said second microbial cell being susceptible to the secreted bacteriocin due to an inactivity or absence of the cell immunity modulator in the second microbial cell, whereby the secreted bacteriocin inhibits or prevents the reproduction of the second microbial cell, and whereby the culture medium is fermented by the first microbial cell.
US Pat. No. 10,189,909

ANTIBODIES TO MASP-2

Helion Biotech ApS, Cope...

1. A monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof specifically recognising and binding a polypeptide fragment of human MASP-2 consisting of the CCP1, CCP2 and serine protease domains (aa 293 to 686 of SEQ ID NO:1), wherein said monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof is selected from the group consisting of:(i) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number 03050904;
(ii) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2657
(iii) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2660;
(iv) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2658; and
(v) the monoclonal antibody produced by the hybridoma cell line deposited under the deposition number DSM ACC2659,
wherein the monoclonal antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, is capable of inhibiting MASP-2 catalyzed C4 deposition.
US Pat. No. 10,193,756

RESOURCE ALLOCATION BASED ON CONNECTED DEVICES

The Toronoto-Dominion Ban...

1. A device hub, the device hub managing a plurality of connected devices, wherein the device hub communicates with and manages operations of the connected devices via a network connection, the device hub comprising:a memory;
at least one hardware processor interoperably coupled with the memory and configured to:
identify a master resource allocation associated with a plurality of connected devices, the master resource allocation associated with resource usage associated with the plurality of connected devices;
monitor resource usage information associated with each of the connected devices from the plurality of connected devices, wherein each of the plurality of connected devices are assigned a portion of the master resource allocation;
compare the monitored resource usage information associated with the plurality of connected devices to the master resource allocation for the plurality of connected devices to determine if at least one of the connected devices exceeds its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation;
in response to determining that at least one of the connected devices exceeds its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation:
identify at least one device management rule associated with the determination that the at least one of the connected device exceeds its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation, wherein the at least one device management rule defines a priority of different device types included in the plurality of connected devices;
determine, based on the defined priority of the different device types included in the plurality of connected devices, at least one connected device of a device type at a relatively lower priority level in than the at least one device management rules than the at least one of the connected device exceeding its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation;
identify at least one operational modification to the at least one connected device of a device type at the relatively lower priority level based on the at least one device management rule; and
transmit an instruction to perform the at least one operational modification to the at least one connected device of the device type at the relatively lower priority level, wherein the at least one connected device of the device type at the relatively lower priority level performs the at least one operational modification in response to receiving the transmitted instruction.
US Pat. No. 10,188,630

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND USING INHIBITORS OF CASEIN KINASE 1 EPSILON ISOFORM FOR INHIBITING THE GROWTH AND/OR PROLIFERATION OF MYC-DRIVEN TUMOR CELLS

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Re...

1. A method of treating a subject having a tumor comprising tumor cells of neural origin that overexpress Myc, comprising:determining that the tumor comprises tumor cells that overexpress Myc; and
then administering to the subject an amount of a composition comprising a CSNK1? inhibitor effective to inhibit the growth and/or proliferation of the tumor cells.
US Pat. No. 10,194,528

COMPOSITE MATERIAL, HIGH-FREQUENCY CIRCUIT BASEBOARD MADE THEREFROM AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

GUANGDONG SHENGYI SCI. TE...

1. A prepreg produced by a method, the method comprising the steps of:Step 1) preparing a liquid cement consisting of a mixture of:
a) an emulsion of polytetrafluoroethylene in water,
b) a powdery filler, and
c) an auxiliary agent;
Step 2) forming a composite consisting of the liquid cement and a porous, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE film);
wherein the liquid cement is coated onto a surface of and infused into the pores of the porous, ePTFE film; and
wherein the liquid cement coated onto the surface of the porous ePTFE film has a thickness that is controlled below 20 microns; and
Step 3) baking the composite at 80-300° C. to remove water and the auxiliary agent from the composite to form the prepreg.
US Pat. No. 10,188,633

IDENTIFICATION OF SMALL MOLECULES THAT FACILITATE THERAPEUTIC EXON SKIPPING

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for enhancing exon skipping in an mRNA of interest, comprising contacting the mRNA with an antisense oligonucleotide that is specific for a splicing sequence in the mRNA and an effective amount of dantrolene, Ryanodine, or RyCal S107, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, solvate, or isomer thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,190,171

POLYNUCLEOTIDE PRIMERS FOR DETECTING PIK3CA MUTATIONS

QIAGEN MANCHESTER LIMITED...

1. A method of detecting a mutation in a nucleic acid sample containing at least a fragment of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase catalytic subunit A (PIK3CA) gene comprising:a) mixing the nucleic acid sample with
a polynucleotide comprising a sequence corresponding to SEQ ID NO:21 to produce a mixture;
b) amplifying copies of a fragment of a PIK3CA gene in the mixture using thermal cycling nucleic acid amplification to produce amplicons; and
c) detecting hybridization of the polynucleotide to the nucleic acid sample wherein hybridization indicates the presence of the mutation in the PIK3CA gene.
US Pat. No. 10,189,918

CURABLE FLUOROCOPOLYMER FORMED FROM TETRAFLUOROPROPENE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A copolymer composition comprising:(a) from 45 mol % to 55 mol % of a polymerized monomers of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene;
(b) from 25 mol % to 45 mol % of polymerized monomers of vinyl esters and vinyl ethers; and
(c) from 5 mol % to 20 mol % of polymerized monomers of hydroxyl group-containing vinyl ether(s).
US Pat. No. 10,190,174

ULCERATIVE COLITIS (UC)-ASSOCIATED COLORECTAL NEOPLASIA MARKERS

Baylor Research Institute...

1. A method for determining increased methylation levels in genes from a sample from a patient with ulcerative colitis comprising measuring in the sample increased methylation levels for genes encoding miR-1 and miR-9 compared to a control or reference methylation level for the genes.
US Pat. No. 10,190,176

PRIMERS, PROBES, AND METHODS FOR MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER COR...

1. At least one synthetic oligonucleotide that hybridizes to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ponA gene, wherein the at least one synthetic oligonucleotide has a set of features selected from:A) a calculated binding value in the range of 60 to 74 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 27 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
B) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
C) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
D) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
E) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
F) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10 ; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
G) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 ; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
H) a calculated binding value in the range of 55 to 69 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 26 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
I) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 20 to 23 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
J) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
K) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3); and
L) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3).
US Pat. No. 10,190,177

MULTIPLEX ASSAY FOR DETECTION OF BACTERIAL SPECIES IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method for detection of at least one bacterial species in a biological sample comprising real-time PCR amplification, said method comprising:(i) enriching the bacterial concentration of the biological sample to result in an enriched biological sample;
(ii) isolating DNA from said enriched biological sample to produce an isolated DNA sample; and
(iii) detecting a sequence from said at least one bacterial species in said isolated DNA sample via real-time PCR, wherein said real-time PCR comprises:
(a) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:23 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, SEQ ID NO:3, SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO:7, SEQ ID NO:8, SEQ ID NO:19, SEQ ID NO:20, SEQ ID NO:21 or SEQ ID NO:22;
(b) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:31 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:24, SEQ ID NO:25, SEQ ID NO:26, SEQ ID NO:27, SEQ ID NO:14, SEQ ID NO:15, SEQ ID NO:16, SEQ ID NO:28, SEQ ID NO:29 or SEQ ID NO:30;
(c) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:42 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:32, SEQ ID NO:33, SEQ ID NO:34, SEQ ID NO:35, SEQ ID NO:36, SEQ ID NO:37, SEQ ID NO:38, SEQ ID NO:39, SEQ ID NO:40 or SEQ ID NO:41; or
(d) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:53 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:43, SEQ ID NO:44, SEQ ID NO:45, SEQ ID NO:46, SEQ ID NO:47, SEQ ID NO:48, SEQ ID NO:49, SEQ ID NO:50, SEQ ID NO:51 or SEQ ID NO:52.
US Pat. No. 10,188,640

PHOSPHODIESESTERASE 4 INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF A COGNITIVE DEFICIT

Cold Spring Harbor Labora...

1. A method comprising: (a) providing cognitive training to an animal in need of treatment of a cognitive deficit associated with Parkinson's Disease under conditions sufficient to produce an improvement in performance by said animal of a cognitive function whose deficit is associated with the Parkinson's Disease; (b) administering to the animal in conjunction with the cognitive training an inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 1; and (c) repeating steps (a) and (b) one or more times, wherein administration of the inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 1 to the animal in conjunction with the cognitive training results in increased improvement in performance relative to the improvement in performance produced by cognitive training alone.
US Pat. No. 10,190,178

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MECC-CONTAINING METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

Roche Molecular Systems, ...

1. A kit for detecting a nucleic acid of mecC-containing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mecC-MRSA) comprising:a first oligonucleotide consisting of a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 1, 2, 6, and 8;
a second oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to a portion of an orfX gene, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 9; and
a detectably labeled third oligonucleotide configured to hybridize to an amplicon generated by the first oligonucleotide and the second oligonucleotide, consisting of SEQ ID NO: 10, or a complement thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,194,523

CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY, ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit assembly comprising:a circuit board having an insulating board and a plurality of busbars that are bonded to one side of the insulating board;
an insulating layer that is printed to the plurality of busbars so as to couple adjacent ones of the plurality of busbars to each other;
a heat dissipation member on which the insulating layer is placed and which is configured to dissipate heat conducted from the insulating layer; and
a fixing member that is configured to fix the circuit board and the heat dissipation member to each other in a state in which the insulating layer is sandwiched between the heat dissipation member and the plurality of busbars,
a plurality of low-heat generating components and a plurality of high-heat generating components that generate more heat than the plurality of low-heat generating components are mounted on the circuit board, and
a heat insulating groove is formed in the circuit board at a location between the plurality of low-heat generating components and the plurality of high-heat generating components, the heat insulating groove passing through the circuit board and the insulating layer, and
a heat insulating recess that is continuous with the heat insulating groove is formed in the heat dissipation member.

US Pat. No. 10,194,505

AUDIO BUS LIGHTING CONTROL

Harman International Indu...

1. A method for lighting control by an audio bus lighting control device, the method comprising:receiving, by a lighting control device, audio bus data generated by a source in a vehicle, wherein receiving the audio bus data includes receiving at least one channel of an audio signal of the audio bus;
generating, by a controller of the lighting control device, a lighting control signal for at least one lighting element of the vehicle based on the audio bus data; and
controlling, by a switching unit of the lighting control device, operation of the at least one lighting element of the vehicle based on the lighting control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,482

ENHANCED NODE B AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SYSTEM INFORMATION UPDATES TO USER EQUIPMENT WITH EXTENDED PAGING CYCLES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store information as stored system information; and
processing circuitry in communication with the memory and arranged to:
decode system information that comprises parameters for an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle and parameters for deriving Paging Occasions (POs);
monitor one of the POs for a paging message;
when a paging message for the UE received during the one of the POs comprises a systemInfoModification-eDRX parameter and the eDRX cycle is longer than a modification period during which notification of a system information change is provided, acquire new system information that comprises a master information block (MIB) and a plurality of system information blocks (SIBs) at a next opportunity;
replace the stored system information with the new system information; and
delay initiation of a radio resource control (RRC) connection procedure until after the MIB and the plurality of SIBs are acquired,
wherein the modification period in radio frames is proportional to a default paging cycle that indicates a number of radio frames over which a paging cycle comprising the POs occurs.

US Pat. No. 10,194,466

SHARING CHANNEL ACCESS ACROSS MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a transmitter of a plurality of transmitters, a current permutation of a plurality of permutations,
wherein a permutation defines an allocation sequence that assigns each of the plurality of transmitters to a separate assigned clear channel assessment (CCA) transmission slot opportunity of a plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities within a transmission slot of a transmission frame, and
wherein the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities are shared by two or more radio access networks (RANs) on a same frequency;
selecting, by the transmitter, the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity of the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities in the current permutation according to an index associated with the transmitter; and
initiating, by the transmitter, transmissions on the transmission slot that includes the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities, wherein initiating transmissions includes:
performing a CCA on the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity, wherein the same frequency is a shared frequency; and
transmitting a channel usage beacon signal (CUBS) immediately within at least a next CCA transmission slot opportunity in response to the CCA being detected by the transmitter as clear, thereby transmitting the CUBS on the shared frequency during all CCA transmission slot opportunities within the transmission slot of the transmission frame that are subsequent to the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,435

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DISCOVERY SIGNAL FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a discovery signal for a device-to-device (D2D) communication at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting the discovery signal via an (i)-th resource block of a resource structure at an (i)-th period,
wherein (i) is a natural number; and
transmitting the discovery signal via an (i+1)-th resource block of the resource structure at an (i+1)-th period,
wherein each of the (i)-th resource block and the (i+1)-th resource block is defined by a time unit index and a frequency unit index, and
wherein an equation for determining the time unit index of the (i+1)-th resource block has a variable corresponding to the frequency unit index of the (i)-th resource block, and the time unit index of the (i+1)-th resource block is determined regardless of a variable corresponding to the time unit index of the (i)-th resource block, when a number of frequency units and a number of time units in the resource structure are the same.

US Pat. No. 10,194,433

MAPPING AN ENHANCED PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. At least one non-transitory machine readable storage medium having instructions embodied thereon for mapping an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) to physical resource blocks in a radio frame at an enhanced Node B (eNB), the instructions when executed by one or more processors of the eNB performs the following:mapping, at the eNB, modulated symbols in the ePDCCH to at least one control channel element (CCE);
mapping, at the eNB, the at least one CCE to resource elements located in a plurality of distributed physical resource blocks in a subframe in the radio frame, wherein each physical resource block pair in the plurality of distributed physical resource blocks is separated in frequency from another physical resource block pair by at least one additional physical resource block in the subframe, wherein a resource element group is formed in one distributed physical resource block pair in the plurality of distributed physical resource blocks and the resource element group includes resource elements distributed in time and frequency for the ePDCCH; and
applying, at the eNB, the mapping of the at least one CCE to control data for scheduling.

US Pat. No. 10,194,398

SERVER HAVING PRIORITIZED NOTIFICATIONS FOR CONSERVING RESOURCES ON A MOBILE DEVICE

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

5. A method comprising:receiving, at a server, notifications from content providers, wherein the notifications are indicative of new content at the content providers, and wherein the notifications are one of a first priority or a second priority, wherein the content providers include a first application server and a second application server;
sending a message associated with a notification of the first priority over a first connection to a mobile device in response to receipt of the notification of the first priority from one of the content providers;
receiving a first communication over the first connection from the mobile device that informs the server that the mobile device is in the inactive state, wherein entry into the inactive state is based on an idle status of a screen of the mobile device;
sending a first set of messages associated with notifications of the second priority over the first connection to the mobile device after expiration of a predetermined period of time when the mobile device is in the inactive state, wherein the sending of the first set of messages is delayed until after the expiration of the predetermined period of time;
receiving a second communication from the mobile device over the first connection that informs the server that the mobile device is changing to an active state from the inactive state;
sending a second set of messages associated with notifications of the second priority over the first connection to the mobile device in response to the mobile device changing to the active state from the inactive state;
wherein, in response to receipt of any one of the messages by the mobile device, a second connection is established from the mobile device to one of the content providers to access the new content associated with the any one of the messages,
wherein, in response to receipt of the first set of messages, the mobile device is allowed to execute application data requests associated with the first set of messages during a transmission window of a predetermined length of time, and
wherein the second connection is different than the first connection between the mobile device and the server.

US Pat. No. 10,194,388

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENABLE LOW POWER SYNCHRONIZATION FOR LARGE BANDWIDTH WIRELESS LAN SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A receiver configured to communicate in a packet-based communication system, the receiver comprising:an antenna configured to receive a packet modulated on an RF signal, the packet comprising a two-part preamble, a header and a payload;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) including multiple sub-ADCs, wherein the multiple sub-ADCs within the ADC are interleaved and the multiple sub-ADCs are one of: time-interleaved sub-ADCs or frequency-interleaved sub-ADCs; and
processing circuitry coupled to the antenna and ADC, the processing circuitry configured to:
turn on a first subset of the multiple sub-ADCs during an idle listening period,
detect a preamble sequence corresponding to a first part of the two-part preamble using the first subset of the multiple sub-ADCs during the idle listening period, and
turn on a second subset of the multiple sub-ADCs upon detection of a completion of the first part of the two-part preamble, wherein the first subset of the multiple sub-ADCs is less than the second subset of the multiple sub-ADCs.

US Pat. No. 10,194,380

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXT AWARE SCHEDULING OF RESOURCES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal device, the method comprising:performing a cell search in based on a context database, the context database including temporal parameters, location parameters and network parameters;
identifying a first cell corresponding to the network parameters in the context database based on the cell search; and
performing a connected mode procedure with the identified first cell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,378

ACCESS PORT QUEUING AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method implemented in one or more wireless access points, the method comprising:receiving, at the one or more wireless access points and from a first device, a request to connect to a first network through a wireless network managed by the one or more wireless access points, wherein the one or more wireless access points is controlling access to the first network through a plurality of ports, wherein each port allows a device that is wirelessly connected to the port to access the first network;
determining each port in the plurality of ports is connected to a respective device, each respective device being allowed to access the first network through the respective port, and the first device is not one of the respective devices; and
adding the first device to a queue, wherein the queue includes at least a second device that was added prior to the first device, where devices in the queue are not allowed to access the first network while in the queue, the adding the first device to the queue comprising:
providing, to the first device and in response to the request to connect to the first network, data that causes the first device to display in a user interface data specifying a plurality of queues managed by the wireless access point, wherein each queue in the plurality of queues has a set of constraints that are different from the sets of constraints of each other queue in the plurality of queues, and the user interface data describes, for each queue, the set of constraints for the queue;
receiving, from the first device, data indicating the selection of a queue that belongs to the plurality of queues specified in the user interface; and
adding the first device to the queue in response to receiving the selection of the queue.

US Pat. No. 10,194,362

SERVICE BASED CELL RE-SELECTION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

15. An apparatus configured to operate at a first frequency layer in a macro cell, wherein the apparatus comprises:a service detector configured to acquire information on services that are offered by another frequency layer in a small cell, wherein said another frequency layer is within a coverage area of the first frequency layer; and
a message generator configured to broadcast a service advertisement to at least one terminal device for advertising the services offered by said another frequency layer, whereby the apparatus is caused to advertises small cell services in a system information broadcast element which is provided with one or more service identifier-specific thresholds for a frequency layer, wherein a system information broadcast element links a service identifier to one or more frequency layers of the small cell in the coverage area of the macro cell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,358

ESTABLISHING AND MAINTENANCE OF A NEIGHBOUR RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACCESS NODES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:registering an access node of a plurality of access nodes with a control node of a wireless communications network;
detecting at the access node other access nodes of said plurality in the network;
reporting information to the control node about the access node, said information including identification of other access nodes of said plurality detected by said access node; and
receiving a neighbour list from the control node containing a list of access nodes which are neighbouring access nodes based on said information; this step further comprises receiving an update of the list of access nodes which are neighbouring access nodes; sending a request to a subscriber station accessing the network to perform a measurement to detect an available cell in the network; receiving the measurement of the detected available cell from the subscriber station; comparing access nodes of the detected available cells with the neighbour list received from the control node; and reporting the detected available cell if it does not have an access node contained in the neighbour list.

US Pat. No. 10,194,356

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TERMINAL RECEIVING SERVICE CONTINUITY INDICATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of a user equipment for receiving a service continuity indicator in a wireless communication system, comprising:transmitting a Single-Cell Point-to-Multipoint (SCPTM) service list to a serving cell; and
receiving the service continuity indicator from the serving cell,
wherein the service continuity indicator includes first service information indicating SCPTM services available to be provided to the user equipment from a target cell via SCPTM transmission, among services listed in the SCPTM service list.

US Pat. No. 10,194,355

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a node, a request for continuity of a call during or after handover of a user equipment from a packet-switched connection to a circuit-switched connection;
determining whether said call comprises a T.140 real-time text component; and
informing said node when it is determined that said call comprises said T.140 real-time text component,
wherein said node comprises a mobile switching centre.

US Pat. No. 10,194,346

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXPLOITING INTER-CELL MULTIPLEXING GAIN IN WIRELESS CELLULAR SYSTEMS VIA DISTRIBUTED INPUT DISTRIBUTED OUTPUT TECHNOLOGY

REARDEN, LLC, Mountain V...

1. A system comprising:a multiple antenna system (MAS) with multi-user (MU) transmissions (“MU-MAS”) comprising:
a plurality of wireless user devices;
a plurality of cooperative distributed antennas or wireless transceiver devices communicatively coupled to the wireless user devices and with overlapping coverage at locations of the wireless user devices;
a spatial processing logic employing spatial processing to exploit inter-cell interference for creating a plurality of concurrent non-interfering downlink or uplink data links with the user devices within the same frequency band;
wherein power transmitted from the distributed antennas is not constrained to any particular power level, resulting in the intentional creation of inter-cell interference throughout the cell, the inter-cell interference exploited to increase capacity of the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,344

DYNAMICALLY CONTROLLING BEARER QUALITY-OF-SERVICE CONFIGURATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for configuring communication between a base station and a wireless communication device (WCD), wherein the base station serves the WCD over an air interface, wherein the base station is configured to schedule air interface communications between the base station and the WCD, wherein the WCD has a first bearer with the base station via the air interface and a second bearer with the base station via the air interface, wherein the first bearer has a first set of one or more quality of service (QoS) parameters defining a first priority level for the base station scheduling communications on the first bearer, and wherein the second bearer has a second set of one or more QoS parameters defining a second priority level for the base station scheduling communications on the second bearer, the second priority level being different from the first priority level, the method comprising:detecting that the base station is threshold highly loaded; and
responsive to the detecting and based on the first set of one or more QoS parameters, reconfiguring the second bearer to have the same QoS parameters as the first set of one or more QoS parameters, whereby the base station will schedule communications on the second bearer in accordance with the first set of one or more QoS parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,194,330

COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of controlling user equipment operation in a wireless communications network configured to support communication with said user equipment according to a communication mode which utilises repetition of messaging; said method comprising:determining a modulation and coding regime to be used by said user equipment;
identifying a repetition regime to be implemented by said user equipment in conjunction with said modulation and coding regime; and
communicating an indication of said determined modulation and coding regime and identified repetition regime to said user equipment;
wherein said indication comprises: an indication of an absolute number of repetitions to be performed; and
wherein said indication comprises: an indication of a codebook entry giving the absolute number of repetitions to be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,194,328

METHODS AND TOOLS FOR PERSISTENT SPECTRUM ANALYSIS OF AN OPERATING RADIO FREQUENCY BAND

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method of persistent spectrum analysis of an operating frequency band, the method comprising:transmitting and receiving wireless information within the operating frequency band from each of a plurality of wireless radio devices that are separated geographically from each other and in wireless communication with an access point in a network;
monitoring the frequency spectrum of the operating frequency band over time to detect a set of spectrum information of the operating frequency band from each of the wireless radio devices simultaneously with, and independently of, transmitting and receiving the wireless information;
periodically transmitting to a spectrum analysis engine the sets of spectrum information detected along with information identifying a geographic location of the wireless radio device that detected each set of spectrum information, wherein each set of spectrum information is time stamped;
creating a geographic database of spectrum information over time at the spectrum analysis engine using the sets of spectrum information;
determining a measure of efficiency for each of the plurality of wireless radio devices;
simulating, using the spectrum analysis engine, the addition of a new wireless radio device having predetermined operating characteristics to the network at a plurality of different geographic locations and determining a new measure of efficiency for each of the plurality of wireless radio devices and the new wireless radio device at the different geographic locations;
providing, from the spectrum analysis engine, a link simulation for the new wireless radio device at each of the plurality of different geographic locations including a Fresnel profile; and
configuring the new wireless radio device at the new geographic location having the provided operating characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,194,325

BORDER OPTIMIZATION IN LSA

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory,
wherein the at least one memory is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to:
receive a request from a first licensed shared access controller to modify one or more rules affecting a border of a shared spectrum band of the first licensed shared access controller;
identify, in response to receiving the request, a second licensed shared access controller sharing at least a part of the border of the shared spectrum band with the first licensed shared access controller;
transmit a message to the second licensed shared access controller indicating the request, the one or more rules, and at least the part of the border; and
control the shared spectrum band according to the one or more rules.

US Pat. No. 10,194,324

CARRIER AGGREGATION USING SHARED SPECTRUM

SPECTRUM EFFECT INC., Ki...

1. A method for performing Carrier Aggregation (CA) using spectrum shared between an incumbent user and a telecommunications network, the method comprising:establishing a primary cell (PCell) for the telecommunications network in a portion of radio spectrum that is exclusively licensed to the telecommunications network;
establishing a secondary cell (SCell) for the telecommunications network in a portion of the shared spectrum that is shared with the incumbent user;
receiving schedule data for the incumbent user at a controller in communication with the incumbent user and a transmitter for the PCell and the SCell, the schedule data being based on a plurality of times and frequencies for future transmissions of the incumbent user;
using the schedule data to determine that a second frequency band is not occupied by incumbent user transmissions in the shared spectrum at a future time;
scheduling transmissions for the SCell in the second frequency band at the future time; and
transmitting the scheduled transmissions through the PCell and the SCell using Carrier Aggregation (CA),
wherein the controller receives the schedule data at least 60 Time Transmission Intervals (TTIs) in advance of the future time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,319

MOBILE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal configured to operate during a locked state and during an unlocked state, the mobile terminal comprising:a touchscreen; and
a controller configured to:
execute a navigation application at the mobile terminal during the unlocked state;
transition the mobile terminal from the unlocked state to the locked state;
cause the touchscreen to display a map during the locked state, wherein the map is associated with the navigation application and depicts a geographical area that includes a current location of the mobile terminal;
cause the touchscreen to display a location indicator on the map during the locked state, wherein the location indicator represents on the map the current location of the mobile terminal;
cause the touchscreen to change a displayed location of the location indicator on the map to reflect changes in the current location of the mobile terminal;
receive, via the touchscreen, a touch input applied to the touchscreen during the displaying of the map during the locked state; and
execute one of different operations based on the touch input and a touch direction of the touch input,
wherein:
the controller transitions the mobile terminal from the locked state to the unlocked state when the touch input is applied in a first direction during the displaying of the map during the locked state, wherein displaying the map is maintained though the mobile terminal is transitioned from the locked state to the unlocked state,
wherein:
the controller controls the touchscreen to switch the map of the navigation application into another execution screen of another application different from the navigation application when the touch input is applied in a second direction different from the first direction during the locked state,
wherein the touch input applied in the second direction does not release the locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,194,311

METHOD FOR SETTING AND UPDATING TRACKING AREA IN C-RAN AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a tracking area (TA) update by a user equipment (UE) in a cloud radio access network (C-RAN), the method comprising:receiving a list of neighbor radio remote units (RRUs) from a serving eNodeB (eNB);
setting a TA based on the list and characteristics of the UE; and
transmitting information on the set TA to the serving eNB through a radio resource control (RRC) connection release request message or a TA configuration message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,303

PACKET FILTER BASED ACCESS CONTROL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving from a base station a plurality of access parameters corresponding to respective types of access controls for different types of data services;
receiving a traffic flow template (TFT) established at a core network based on mapping a packet filter to access control information for each of the respective types of access controls;
receiving a data packet from an application;
matching the data packet to the packet filter of the TFT to determine access control information corresponding to the data packet; and
establishing a wireless communication for the data packet based on access parameters for the determined type of access control, wherein the UE receives the data packet after establishing a session and after receiving the TFT based on the access control information and wherein the TFT includes a flow identifier, the packet filter, quality of service (QoS) information, and the access control information, wherein the quality of service (QoS) information includes a plurality of QoS class identifiers or a plurality of QoS profile identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,194,302

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN INTEGRATED PUBLIC SAFETY SOLUTION

NORTH EAST KING COUNTY RE...

1. A system for tracking a set of at least one mobile emergency service provider, comprising:a memory device on which is stored an electronic history comprising: (a) at least one identifier of a service provider of said set of at least one service provider and (b) GPS data identifying the geographic location of each said service provider at each time interval of a set of time intervals of predetermined frequency within a time period; and
a computer-readable medium on which are stored instructions that, when executed by a processing device, enable the processing device to perform a method comprising the steps of:
generating to a display device a user interface within which is displayed a first identifier of a first service provider of the set of at least one service provider,
receiving from a user, via the user interface, a selection of the first service-provider identifier,
in response to the selection of the first service-provider identifier, generating to a display device an aerial view of a geographic region within which the first service provider was located during the time period,
displaying in the aerial view two icons representing the first service provider at the geographic location corresponding to two time intervals of the set of time intervals,
receiving from the user, via the user interface, a selection of the two icons; and
displaying, in response to said user selection of the two icons, the velocity and bearing of the first service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,194,301

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTER AND INTRA AGENCY COMMUNICATION, TRACKING AND COORDINATION

NORTH EAST KING COUNTY RE...

1. A computer-implementable method of tracking a set of at least one mobile emergency service provider, the method comprising the steps of:compiling an electronic history comprising: (a) at least one identifier of a mobile service provider of said set of at least one mobile service provider and (b) GPS data identifying the geographic location of each said mobile service provider at each time interval of a set of time intervals of predetermined frequency within a time period;
storing said electronic history in a memory device;
generating to a display device a user interface within which is displayed a first identifier of a first mobile service provider of the set of at least one mobile service provider;
receiving from a user, via the user interface, a selection of the first mobile service-provider identifier;
in response to the selection of the first mobile service-provider identifier, generating to a display device an aerial view of a geographic region within which the first mobile service provider was located during the time period; and
displaying in the aerial view two icons representing the first mobile service provider at the geographic location corresponding to two time intervals of the set of time intervals,
wherein the preceding steps are performed by at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,194,298

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A ROBOTIC MOUNT

DynaMount, LLC, San Dieg...

1. A remote controlled microphone mount system comprising:a computing device having a graphical user interface and a wireless network connection that transmits wireless control signals corresponding to a microphone's physical location;
a wireless network connection device that receives the wireless control signals and is attached to a microphone mount;
the microphone mount including a microphone coupler supported on a first platform that is connected to a motor that imparts motion to the first platform along a first axis of the first platform, and further including an output in communication with the computing device, wherein the microphone mount sends audio data to the computing device through the output for analysis of the audio data at the computing device; and
a microphone mount controller attached to the microphone mount and in communication with the wireless network connection device and the first motor and that causes the first motor to impart motion to the first platform based on the wireless control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,194,295

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SMART MATERIAL MONITORING

IDEACURIA INC., Richmond...

1. A system for monitoring a characteristic of a material, the system comprising:a sensor device, the sensor device comprising an input electrode and an output electrode, the input and output electrodes being configured to contact the material to measure at least one signal relating to an electrical property of the material; and
a processor in communication with the sensor device, the processor configured to apply machine learning for determining a not directly measurable characteristic of the material based on at least the at least one signal relating to an electrical property of the material, the machine learning applied via a machine learning model trained with library data to recognize the not directly measurable characteristic of the material, the library data relating previously measured signals relating to the electrical property of the material to known not directly measurable characteristics of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,194,292

SYSTEM FOR LOCATION BASED TRIGGERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Dyfan, LLC, Longview, TX...

1. A system, comprising:a building including a plurality of facilities therein, the building including:
a first broadcast short-range communications unit having a first fixed location and configured to:
generate one or more first broadcast messages including at least one first value,
broadcast, via a first wireless communications protocol, the one or more first broadcast messages including the at least one first value, for intended receipt by a plurality of mobile devices in a communication range of the first broadcast short-range communications unit, and
re-broadcast, via the first wireless communications protocol, the one or more first broadcast messages including the at least one first value, for intended receipt by the plurality of mobile devices in the communication range of the first broadcast short-range communications unit, and
a second broadcast short-range communications unit having a second fixed location and configured to:
generate one or more second broadcast messages including at least one second value,
broadcast, via the first wireless communications protocol, the one or more second broadcast messages including the at least one second value, for intended receipt by the plurality of mobile devices in a communication range of the second broadcast short-range communications unit, and
re-broadcast, via the first wireless communications protocol, the one or more second broadcast messages including the at least one second value, for intended receipt by the plurality of mobile devices in the communication range of the second broadcast short-range communications unit;
code configured to be executed by at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, the code, when executed, configured to:
cause display, via a display of the at least one mobile device, of an option for causing first visual information and second visual information to be output via the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a user input for the option displayed via the display of the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a receipt, from the first broadcast short-range communications unit and via the first wireless communications protocol, of the one or more first broadcast messages including the at least one first value,
receive an indication of a receipt, from the second broadcast short-range communications unit and via the first wireless communications protocol, of the one or more second broadcast messages including the at least one second value, and
cause to be sent, from the at least one mobile device and via a second wireless communications protocol and an Internet Protocol over the Internet at least in part, at least one message, where the first wireless communications protocol and the second wireless communications protocol are different and a first range of the first broadcast short-range communications unit and the second broadcast short-range communications unit when using the first wireless communications protocol is shorter than a second range of the at least one mobile device when using the second wireless communications protocol, and further where the at least one message does not pass through the first broadcast short-range communications unit nor the second broadcast short-range communications unit when sent from the at least one mobile device and via the second wireless communications protocol and the Internet Protocol over the Internet at least in part; and
at least one server that is configured to communicate with the at least one mobile device via the Internet, the at least one server configured to:
receive, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol over the Internet at least in part, the at least one message,
in response to the receipt, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol over the Internet at least in part, of the at least one message: retrieve first location-relevant information and second location-relevant information, and
after the location-relevant information is retrieved, cause to be sent, from the at least one server to the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol over the Internet at least in part, a response message including the first location-relevant information and the second location-relevant information;
said code, when executed, further configured to:
receive, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol and the Internet Protocol over the Internet at least in part, the response message including the first location-relevant information and the second location-relevant information,
after the receipt, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol, of the response message including the first location-relevant information and the second location-relevant information: cause to be output, via the at least one mobile device, the first visual information based on the first location-relevant information, and
after the receipt, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol, of the response message including the first location-relevant information and the second location-relevant information; after the first visual information is caused to be output based on the first location-relevant information; and after the at least one mobile device is moved in the building: cause to be output, via the at least one mobile device, the second visual information based on the second location-relevant information;
wherein the system is configured such that the first visual information is automatically caused to be output without requiring communication of the at least one message with the first broadcast short-range communications unit after the receipt of the indication of the receipt of the one or more first broadcast messages, and the second visual information is automatically caused to be output without requiring communication of the at least one message with the second broadcast short-range communications unit after the receipt of the indication of the receipt of the one or more second broadcast messages.

US Pat. No. 10,194,286

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SHORT MESSAGE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for managing a short message, comprising:determining whether a sender number or a receiver number of a short message matches with a preconfigured locking number;
upon determining the sender number or the receiver number of the short message matches the preconfigured locking number, locking the short message according to a preconfigured locking password to obtain a locked short message, and storing the locked short message in a locked short message storage area;
determining a locked short message session corresponding to a sender number or a receiver number and, upon determining a short message that has been locked is under the identical sender number or receiver number, adding the locked short message in the determined locked short message session; and
displaying, in a short message displaying interface, the locked short message session containing locked short messages under the identical sender number or receiver number, and an unlocked short message session containing an unlocked short message stored in an unlocked short message storage area, wherein:
the locked short message storage area is different from the unlocked short message storage area, and
an abstract of a latest unlocked short message is displayed in the unlocked short message session.

US Pat. No. 10,194,284

EMBEDDED COMMUNICATION IN MESSAGE BASED TRANSPORTS

Digit International Inc.,...

1. A method for embedded communication between devices comprising:queuing a machine-to-machine message in a queue at a first device;
receiving, at the first device, a user-initiated command to transmit a communication message to a second device, wherein the communication message is structured according to a particular device messaging protocol, wherein the device messaging protocol defines a procedure to create a message packet of a specific structure or format;
determining an available first payload within the communication message for the machine-to-machine message, wherein the available first payload has a size that is a function of the communication message's size;
rendering the machine-to-machine message distinguishable from the communication message by the second device by structuring the machine-to-machine message independently of the particular device messaging protocol;
loading a first portion of the distinguishable machine-to-machine message into the available first payload of the communication message to form a package;
queuing a second portion of the distinguishable machine-to-machine message at a first position in the queue; and
transmitting the package to the second device wherein the distinguishable machine-to-machine message includes a second payload that includes at least one of:
information about a device, the information having been captured without user intervention; and
information about an action to be, or that has been, performed by a device, the information having been captured without user intervention.

US Pat. No. 10,194,282

SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING DEVICE AND SIGNAL MULTIPLEXING METHOD USING LAYERED DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A signal multiplexing apparatus, comprising:an injection level controller configured to generate a power-reduced enhanced layer signal by reducing power of an enhanced layer signal;
a combiner configured to generate a multiplexed signal by combining a core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal;
a power normalizer configured to reduce power of the multiplexed signal to a power level corresponding to the core layer signal;
a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving that is applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal, after combining the core layer signal and the power-reduced enhanced layer signal; and
a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame using the time-interleaved signal and Layer 1 signaling information,
wherein the Layer 1 signaling information includes injection level information of the injection level controller, the injection level information corresponds to a scaling factor of the injection level controller, and the scaling factor corresponds to a reduction in power of the enhanced layer signal, and
wherein the time interleaver is shared for both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,280

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

Tresit Group, LLC, Logan...

1. A method for integrated emergency notification through a single system, the method being performed by a processor executing instructions on a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the method comprising the steps of:selecting, on a communication device, an alert to be sent out to one or more additional users over a communication network connected to the single system;
selecting, on the communication device, an alert type;
identifying, on the communication device, one or more locations associated with the alert type, wherein at least one floor plan is associated with the one or more locations;
selecting, on the communication device, one of the at least one floor plan;
viewing, on the communication device, color coding associated with the selected one of the at least one floor plan, wherein the color coding is updated in real-time to show status;
designating, on the communication device, where presently located on the selected one of the at least one floor plan; and
receiving, on the communication device, an action plan reminder associated with the alert type accessible to any user of the single system, wherein the user is prompted to designate where presently located after a predetermined period of inactivity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,277

METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A CELLULAR NETWORK DATA BASE

u-blox AG, Thalwil (CH)

1. A method for managing a cellular network database (DB) for determining a position of a terminal device (TD), wherein the database (DB) comprises multiple observation data sets (ODSP) stored on at least one data storage means, the method comprising:assigning one or more observation data set(s) (ODSP) to one cell (C) of a cellular network (1) by means of a data processing means provided by at least one processing unit and storing said assignment in the data storage means, including assigning at least one observation data set (ODSP) of a first collection of observation data sets (ODSP) to a first cell, and assigning at least one observation data set (ODSP) of a further collection of observation data sets (ODSP) to a further cell (C), and the data processing means determining at least one cell-identifying information and at least one cell coverage-related information and/or at least one base station position-related information for each collection, and assigning the first collection and the further collection to one cell (C) when at least one cell identity-related criterion and at least one cell coverage-related criterion and/or at least one base station position-related criterion is fulfilled;
wherein each observation data set is provided by a terminal device or determined depending on observation data generated and provided by said terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,276

INTEGRATING BUILDING AUTOMATION WITH LOCATION AWARENESS UTILIZING WIRELESS MESH TECHNOLOGY

WiSilica Inc., Laguna Hi...

1. A method for providing location awareness in a building automation system the method comprising:broadcasting a tag signal from a mobile tracking tag;
receiving the tag signal at a first plurality of nodes of a first mesh network of lighting devices on a first floor of a building and aggregating the tag signal at a first floor level gateway of the building automation system;
receiving the tag signal at a second plurality of nodes of a second mesh network of lighting devices on a second floor of the building and aggregating the tag signal at a second floor level gateway of the building automation system;
at a premise level gateway of the building, aggregating the tag signal aggregated by the first floor level gateway and the second floor level gateway into tag data, and communicating the tag data to an application running on a cloud server;
wherein the application layer processes the tag data to compute a tracking tag location and mobility;
wherein the tag location and mobility is distributed to the first plurality of nodes and the second plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,194,274

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

SHANGHAI LIANSHANG NETWOR...

1. A method for providing a wireless access point, comprising:acquiring one or more wireless access points corresponding to target location information, wherein the target location information includes latitude and longitude information of a target location;
loading at least one of the one or more wireless access points into map information corresponding to the target location information; and
providing the map information loaded with the wireless access point;
wherein the step of acquiring one or more wireless access points corresponding to the target location information comprises acquiring an access point information request about a wireless access point; wherein the access point information request comprises the target location information; and acquiring the one or more wireless access points corresponding to the target location information;
wherein the step of acquiring an access point information request about a wireless access point comprises when a trigger condition of requesting access point information is met, acquiring the access point information request about a wireless access point, wherein the access point information request comprises the target location information;
wherein the trigger condition comprises at least one item selected from the group consisting of a trigger condition determined based on a network condition of the user equipment, a current network data consumption of the user equipment exceeding a preset threshold and an application of a predetermined type currently running in the user equipment;
wherein the step of providing the map information loaded with the wireless access point comprises providing the map information loaded with the wireless access point to a user equipment corresponding to the access point information request;
wherein the step of loading at least one of the one or more wireless access points into map information corresponding to the target location information comprises loading the at least one of the one or more wireless access points into the map information corresponding to the target location information according to access point location information corresponding to the wireless access point, wherein a loading location of the wireless access point in the map information matches a location of the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,194,271

MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE AND WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE HAVING AUTOMATIC ACCESS MODE CONTROL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a mobile computing device, an indication of a wireless communication link between the mobile computing device and a wearable computing device;
responsive to receiving the indication of the wireless communication link, determining, based on a signal strength of the wireless communication link, a distance between the mobile computing device and the wearable computing device;
determining that the distance between the mobile computing device and the wearable computing device is greater than a threshold distance;
responsive to determining, by the processor of the mobile computing device, that the distance between the mobile computing device and the wearable computing device has changed from less than the threshold distance to greater than the threshold distance:
transmitting, by the processor of the mobile computing device to a processor of the wearable communication device, an instruction to output an alert to prompt the user to retrieve the mobile computing device; and
changing, by the processor of the mobile computing device and based at least in part on determining that the distance has changed to greater than the threshold distance, an access mode of a computing environment of the mobile computing device from an increased access security mode to a reduced access security mode in which a user is permitted access to a smaller set of functionality provided by the mobile computing device than when in the increased access security mode.

US Pat. No. 10,194,258

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CROSSTALK REDUCTION OF AN AUDIO SIGNAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An audio signal processing apparatus for filtering a left channel input audio signal (L) to obtain a left channel output audio signal (X1) and for filtering a right channel input audio signal (R) to obtain a right channel output audio signal (X2), the left channel output audio signal (X1) and the right channel output audio signal (X2) to be transmitted over acoustic propagation paths to a listener, wherein transfer functions of the acoustic propagation paths are defined by an acoustic transfer function (ATF) matrix (H), the audio signal processing apparatus comprising:a processor and
a plurality of modules executable by the processor, wherein the plurality of modules include:
a decomposer configured to decompose the left channel input audio signal (L) into a first left channel input audio sub-signal and a second left channel input audio sub-signal, and to decompose the right channel input audio signal (R) into a first right channel input audio sub-signal and a second right channel input audio sub-signal, wherein the first left channel input audio sub-signal and the first right channel input audio sub-signal are allocated to a first predetermined frequency band, and wherein the second left channel input audio sub-signal and the second right channel input audio sub-signal are allocated to a second predetermined frequency band;
a first cross-talk reducer configured to reduce cross-talk between the first left channel input audio sub-signal and the first right channel input audio sub-signal within the first predetermined frequency band upon the basis of the ATF matrix (H) to obtain a first left channel output audio sub-signal and a first right channel output audio sub-signal;
a second cross-talk reducer configured to reduce cross-talk between the second left channel input audio sub-signal and the second right channel input audio sub-signal within the second predetermined frequency band upon the basis of the ATF matrix (H) to obtain a second left channel output audio sub-signal and a second right channel output audio sub-signal; and
a combiner configured to combine the first left channel output audio sub-signal and the second left channel output audio sub-signal to obtain the left channel output audio signal (X1), and to combine the first right channel output audio sub-signal and the second right channel output audio sub-signal to obtain the right channel output audio signal (X2).

US Pat. No. 10,194,257

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING/DECODING OF DIRECTIONS OF DOMINANT DIRECTIONAL SIGNALS WITHIN SUBBANDS OF A HOA SIGNAL REPRESENTATION

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

6. A method for encoding direction information for frames of an input Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) signal, comprisingdetermining from the input HOA signal a first set of active candidate directions (MDIR(k)) being directions of sound sources, wherein the active candidate directions are determined among a predefined set of Q global directions, each global direction having a global direction index;
dividing the input HOA signal into a plurality of frequency subbands (f1, . . . , fF);
determining, among the first set of active candidate directions (MDIR(k)), for each of the frequency subbands a second set of up to DSB active subband directions, with DSB assigning a relative direction index to each direction per frequency subband, the direction index being in the range [1, . . . , NoOfGlobalDirs(k)];
assembling direction information for a current frame, the direction information comprisingthe active candidate directions (MDIR(k)),for each frequency subband and each active candidate direction a bit (bSubBandDirIsActive(k,fj)) indicating whether the active candidate direction is an active subband direction for the respective frequency subband, andfor each frequency subband the relative direction indices (RelDirindices(k,fj)) of active subband directions in the second set of subband directions; andtransmitting the assembled direction information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,252

HEARING AID DEVICE

BETTER HEARING S.A.A.K. T...

1. A hearing aid device, comprising:a deformable member extending between first and second opposite sides thereof and configured for contracting and expanding along a deformation axis passing through the first and second opposite sides thereof with a deformation profile in response to an applied external field profile; and
a fastening assembly comprising first and second fasteners defining first and second ends of the fastening assembly spaced from another along the deformation axis of the deformable member and rigidly connected to, respectively, said first and second sides of the deformable member, wherein the first fastener associated with the first side of the deformable member comprises an anchoring unit configured for rigid attachment to a first portion of a surface of bony tissue of a cochlea, and the second fastener associated with the second opposite side of the deformable member is configured for direct coupling to a second portion of a surface of bony tissue of the cochlear distant from the first portion along said deformation axis, so as to provide rigid coupling of the first and second sides of the deformable member to first and second distant portions of the surface of the bony tissue;
such that the deformation profile of the deformable member along the deformation axis between the first and second sides thereof during the contraction and expansion of said deformable member in response to the profile of the applied external field causes a corresponding movement of the first and second ends of the fastening assembly forcing movement of at least one of the first or second distant portions towards and away from the other portion resulting in direct transfer of the deformation profile of the deformable member to corresponding vibrations of the cochlea.

US Pat. No. 10,194,235

SPEAKER STRUCTURE WITH A LOADING HOLE

TGI TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD, ...

1. A speaker structure with a loading hole comprising:an active cavity, which includes a cone hole and a loading hole, wherein the cone hole and loading hole are each affixed to a portion of the active cavity;
a loudspeaker sealed and secured to the cone hole in the active cavity, wherein the loudspeaker has a cone that is at least partially in direct contact with a portion of the active cavity;
a driven cavity connected to the active cavity through the loading hole, wherein a cross-sectional area of the loading hole is smaller than a cross-sectional area of the outside air connection and the active cavity is not larger than ? the effective area of the vibration units in the active cavity and wherein, the volume of the active cavity does not exceed half the total volume of a combination of the active cavity and the driven cavity;
a buffer tube connected to the active cavity, wherein the buffer tube has a cross-sectional area that decreases as it extends from the active cavity into the driven cavity and the buffer tube terminates in a distal end; and
a speaker tube connected to the distal end of the buffer tube, wherein the speaker tube has a cross-sectional area that increases as it extends from the buffer tube and the loading hole is located in a space where the speaker tube and the buffer tube connect.

US Pat. No. 10,194,229

HEADPHONES WITH ADAPTABLE FIT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A wearable audio component, comprising:a first cable;
an audio generation source in electrical communication with the first cable; and
a housing defining an interior and an exterior, the audio generation source being contained within the interior of the housing, and the exterior including an ear engaging surface, an outer surface, and a peripheral surface extending between the ear engaging surface and the outer surface, the peripheral surface including a channel open along a length thereof to surrounding portions of the peripheral surface, a portion of the channel being covered by a bridge member that defines an aperture between and open to adjacent portions of the channel, the bridge member extending continuously across the portion of the channel between the ear engaging surface and the outer surface;
wherein the first cable is of a fixed overall length and is connected with the housing at a first location disposed within the channel remote from the bridge member, and wherein the cable is captured in and extends through the aperture in a slidable engagement therewith, a first portion of the cable extending between the first location and the aperture such that an amount of the fixed overall length of the cable that is within the first portion can be varied by the slidable engagement.

US Pat. No. 10,194,219

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAPPING A DATA STREAM INTO AN SDI CHANNEL

Intopix S.A., Mont-Saint...

1. A method for mapping, by a mapping controller, a video data stream onto a serial data interface channel, wherein the video data stream represents compressed video data output by an encoder and wherein the video data stream comprises a sequence of m-bit digital words, a range of values from 0 to (2**n)?1 and from 2**m?2**n to (2**m)?1 being excluded values on the channel, the method comprising:receiving the video data stream from the encoder;
grouping data of the sequence of m-bit digital words into a group of 2**g digital words, wherein g is between 0 and m?1;
detecting, by the mapping controller, a first condition when at least one digital word of the group of 2**g digital words has g+1 most-significant bits (MSB bits) equal to 1;
if the first condition is detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 1 and recoding the g+1 MSB bits of said the 2**g digital words by replacing (g+1)*2**g bits having a value x by an equal number of bits having a value y by mapping the set of possible values of x to a disjoint set of values y for each of the (g+1)*2**g bits, where each x value is mapped to a different y value;
if the first condition is not detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 0;
repeating the grouping, the detecting of the first condition and the storing for k times to thereby store k supplementary bits;
grouping the k supplementary bits into the least-significant bits (LSB bits) of a number j of m-bit digital words, wherein j is the integer part of (k+m?2)/(m?1);
performing an addition modulo 2**m of a value s to the number j of m-bit digital words, and to k*2**g m-bit digital words, where s is between 2**n and (2**m?2**n)??(2**(m?1?i)), where the sum is performed for i ranging from zero to g; and
outputting the number j of m-bit digital words and the k*2**g m-bit digital words over the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,211

RECEIVING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD, PROVIDING DEVICE, PROVIDING METHOD, PROGRAMS, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A reception apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to
receive a digital broadcast signal;
acquire, from the received digital broadcast signal, control information associated with a particular programming segment, the control information including an application identifier, an action identifier, and a destination identifier, the application identifier identifying an application, the action identifier identifying an action associated with the application, and the destination identifier specifying whether the action is to be processed by the reception apparatus or an external device;
when the destination identifier specifies that the action identified by the action identifier of the control information is to be processed by the external device, deliver the control information to the external device; and
when the destination identifier specifies that the action identified by the action identifier of the control information is to be processed by the reception apparatus, perform an operation related to the application identified by the application identifier in accordance with the action.

US Pat. No. 10,194,206

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF IMAGE SEARCHING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:a memory; and
a hardware processor that, when executing computer-executable instructions stored in the memory, is configured to:
receive an image that was selected from a plurality of images of a video content item;
store the received image in the memory;
determine that the image includes a plurality of items displayed within the image;
transmit a plurality of image queries to one or more sources that search for known items that each correspond to one of the plurality of items displayed in the image while concurrently providing an initial search indication, for each of the plurality of items displayed in the image, indicating a search status for that item, wherein the initial search indication is modified from an initial visual state indicating that the search for the corresponding known item using one or more of the plurality of image queries is ongoing to a modified visual state indicating that the search for the corresponding known item using one or more of the plurality of image queries has been completed;
determine, based on search results from the plurality of image queries, that the plurality of items displayed in the image includes a first item having a known identity and a second item having a plurality of known identities; and
update display data, on a display device, to concurrently display the image from the video content item and an overlay that includes an identification indication for each of the plurality of items displayed in the image, wherein the identification indication associated with the first item is different than the identification indication associated with the second item.

US Pat. No. 10,194,201

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A SET TOP BOX

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:at a first electronic device coupled to a display and a second electronic device, the first electronic device including one or more processors and memory:
sending a first command sequence to the second electronic device, wherein the first command sequence is not known to be correct;
in response to the sending, capturing display data provided by the second electronic device;
generating a fingerprint of displayed user interface elements from the captured display data;
obtaining, based on the generated fingerprint, a determination as to whether the first command sequence was performed correctly by the second electronic device;
in accordance with a determination that the first command sequence was not performed correctly, sending a second command sequence to the second electronic device, wherein the second command sequence is not known to be correct;
in accordance with a determination that the second command sequence was performed correctly, identifying a command set comprising the second command sequence as a correct command set for the second electronic device;
generating a user interface including selectable user options for interacting with a plurality of features provided by the second electronic device;
providing the user interface for display on the display;
receiving a user selection, via the provided user interface, of an option associated with a feature;
determining that a particular command of the command set corresponds to the feature; and
responsive to the user selection of the option associated with the feature, issuing the particular command to the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,195

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING HOME SCREEN SHORTCUTS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:at a computer system coupled with a television screen, the computer system comprising one or more processors and memory:
coupling to a plurality of media content providers and obtaining a respective media application for each of the media content providers, wherein each media application obtains media content from a respective media content provider for display on the television screen, and the plurality of media content providers includes two or more providers with different system types selected from: radio broadcasting systems, television broadcasting systems, direct satellite broadcasting systems, Internet servers and digital video recorders;
providing content for display on the television screen from a first media content provider via a first media application;
obtaining a plurality of shortcuts corresponding to a home screen user interface, each shortcut of the plurality of shortcuts associated with a respective media application, wherein the plurality of shortcuts includes a TV channel shortcut that, in response to selection by a user, provides for display on the television screen content currently being broadcast on the TV channel corresponding to the TV channel shortcut;
providing the home screen user interface including the plurality of shortcuts for display concurrently with the provided content on the television screen; and
in response to selection of one of the plurality of shortcuts displayed on the television screen, providing for display on the television screen content of a second media application corresponding to the selected displayed shortcut, wherein in response to selection of the TV channel shortcut, a set of actions are executed in association with the TV channel shortcut, the set of actions at least including a first action to launch a TV player application associated with the TV channel shortcut and a second action of tuning by the TV player application to the TV channel corresponding to the TV channel shortcut.

US Pat. No. 10,194,194

TUNER CIRCUIT WITH ZERO POWER LOOP THROUGH

ALi Corporation, Hsinchu...

15. A video broadcasting system, comprising:a first tuner, receiving a radio frequency signal from a transceiver, comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, an internal resistor connected between the second terminal and a ground terminal, and a loop through circuit connected between the first terminal and second terminal, and delivering the radio frequency signal received from the first terminal to the second terminal via the loop through circuit; and
a second tuner, comprising an input terminal connected to the second terminal of the first tuner, the second tuner receives the radio frequency signal from the first tuner and provides a voltage to the first tuner through the input terminal, the second tuner is connected immediately subsequent to the first tuner; and
an external resistor, directly connected between the first tuner and the second tuner, wherein the internal resistor and the external resistor generate a divided voltage based on the voltage provided by the second tuner,
wherein the loop through circuit of the first tuner comprises:
a logic control, connected to the internal resistor to obtain the divided voltage as operational power and in response to detecting of internal power supply of the first tuner not being available or a low noise amplifier of the first tuner being disabled, outputting a control signal for providing a loop through path for delivering the radio frequency signal received from the transceiver to the second tuner according to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,191

DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION THEREOF, EXTERNAL DEVICE REMOTELY CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION CONTROL SCREEN THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method performed in a display apparatus for executing an application, the method comprising:connecting, via a communication unit, with a mobile terminal device operating as a remote controller that controls the display apparatus;
receiving, via the communication unit, a control signal for controlling the display apparatus from the mobile terminal device;
controlling the display apparatus to perform a function corresponding to the control signal;
receiving application information corresponding to an application that is not installed on the display apparatus from an external server;
transmitting the application information to the mobile terminal device to cause the mobile terminal device to display the application information on the mobile terminal device;
receiving, via the communication unit, an application download command corresponding to the application from the mobile terminal device, wherein the application download command is generated based on a user command inputted through the application information displayed on the mobile terminal device;
transmitting, via the communication unit, an application download request to the external server based on the application download command;
receiving, via the communication unit, the application from the external server; and installing the application on the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,194,188

BITRATE SELECTION FOR VIDEO STREAMING

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of videos associated with a plurality of video resolutions;
identifying, by a processing device, a first bitrate for each of the video resolutions based on a first bitrate point associated with the videos where a quality of the videos at a first video resolution that is upscaled to a second video resolution is better than a quality of the videos at the second video resolution at bitrates below the first bitrate point, the upscaling of the first video resolution corresponding to converting the videos from the first video resolution to the second video resolution at a client device;
assigning the identified corresponding first bitrate to each of the video resolutions; and
providing a video of the plurality of videos based on the first bitrate assigned to one of the video resolutions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,172

DIRECTED INTERPOLATION AND DATA POST-PROCESSING

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

11. A method for post-decoding processing of a video bitstream, comprising:receiving, by a decoder device, the video bitstream comprising a sequence of two images, the sequence of two images being quincunx sampled and checkerboard multiplexed and each set of two images comprising at least one region within the two images;
receiving, by the decoder device, processing information in the video bitstream indicating recommended spatial and temporal processing for the video bitstream, the recommended processing adaptively changing according to a set of characteristics of the video bitstream;
selecting, by the decoder device, at a first time, a first spatial processing method for the video bitstream according to the processing information that relates to a first spatial characteristic of the video bitstream;
selecting, by the decoder device, at a second time, a second temporal processing method for the video bitstream according to the processing information that relates to a second temporal characteristic of the video bitstream; and
processing, by the decoder device, the video bitstream using the first spatial processing method based on a predetermined processing method selection criterion, wherein the first spatial processing method and the second temporal processing method are post-decoding processing methods;
wherein each set of the two images further comprises a second region different from the at least one region of the two images within the video bitstream, and
wherein the first decoding processing method is not applied to the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,194,167

METHOD FOR INDUCING PREDICTION MOTION VECTOR AND APPARATUSES USING SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A video decoding apparatus comprising:an entropy decoding processor configured to decode information on a prediction motion vector used to perform inter prediction on a prediction target block among candidate prediction motion vectors comprised in a candidate prediction motion vector list; and
a prediction processor configured to generate the candidate prediction motion vector list by determining information on a plurality of spatial candidate prediction motion vectors from a neighboring prediction block to the prediction target block and determining information on a temporal candidate prediction motion vector based on the information on the plurality of spatial candidate prediction motion vectors, wherein
the information on the plurality of spatial candidate prediction motion vectors comprises at least one of first spatial candidate prediction motion vector availability information and a first spatial candidate prediction motion vector and at least one of second spatial candidate prediction motion vector availability information and a second spatial candidate prediction motion vector,
the information on the temporal candidate prediction motion vector comprises at least one of temporal candidate prediction motion vector availability information and the temporal candidate prediction motion vector, and
the prediction processor is configured to determine the information on the temporal candidate prediction motion vector by performing a process of deriving the information on the temporal candidate prediction motion vector when at least one of the first spatial candidate prediction motion vector and the second spatial candidate prediction motion vector is unavailable or when both the first spatial candidate prediction motion vector and the second spatial candidate prediction motion vector are available and the first spatial candidate prediction motion vector and the second spatial candidate prediction motion vector are the same as each other.

US Pat. No. 10,194,157

ENCODER, DECODER, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR VIDEO CODING

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
the at least one memory including computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to perform:
determining a plurality of video modelling parameters for a plurality of video locations on a spatiotemporal grid of a video signal, said spatiotemporal grid comprising at least two spatial dimensions and a time dimension, at least one video modelling parameter being configured to allow a pre-determined video model to at least approximately reconstruct its video location;
segmenting said video signal into a plurality of spatiotemporal video regions, based on said determined plurality of video modelling parameters;
vectorising spatiotemporal surfaces of said plurality of spatiotemporal video regions; and
encoding said video signal based on at least a subset of said determined plurality of video modelling parameters and based on said vectorised spatiotemporal surfaces, wherein said subset is determined taking into account said plurality of spatiotemporal video regions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,154

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EMBEDDED QUANTIZATION PARAMETER ADJUSTMENT IN VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATE...

1. In a video encoder, a method, comprising:encoding picture data for a block in a picture, wherein a quantization parameter, applied to one or more transform coefficients obtained by transforming a difference between an original version of the block and at least one reference block, is derived from global feature information determined from a preceding analysis of the picture and from an average variance of reconstructed data from neighboring blocks that are above, to the left, or above and to the left of said block, and
said quantization parameter is further derived using a parameter/weight to control a ratio between a local variance and a global variance in the quantization parameter derivation, and said quantization parameter is limited by lower and upper thresholds around a quantization parameter for the picture.

US Pat. No. 10,194,151

SIGNAL ENCODING METHOD AND APPARATUS AND SIGNAL DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A spectrum coding method comprising:quantizing, by a first quantization unit, spectral data for each important spectral component of a current band based on a first quantization scheme;
extracting a lower bit evenly for the each important spectral component of the current band from the quantized spectral data;
generating a sequence of lower bits for a plurality of bands including the current band;
quantizing, by a second quantization unit, the sequence of lower bits based on a second quantization scheme; and
generating, by a bitstream generating unit, a bitstream including the quantized spectral data, excluding the extracted lower bits, for the current band and the quantized sequence of lower bits for the plurality of bands.

US Pat. No. 10,194,148

OFFSET DECODING DEVICE, OFFSET CODING DEVICE, IMAGE FILTERING DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An image filtering device, comprising:an offset attribute setting unit, configured to set an offset value range in accordance with a bit depth of pixel values of pixels forming an input image, wherein the bit depth of pixel values of pixels forming the input image is obtained from coded data;
an offset decoding unit, configured to decode an offset value which is restricted to the set offset value range, wherein the offset attribute setting unit is configured to set an offset bit depth of the offset value to be equal to the bit depth of the pixel values in a case in which the bit depth of the pixel values is ten or smaller, and the offset attribute setting unit is configured to set the offset bit depth of the offset value to be ten in a case in which the bit depth of the pixel values is eleven or greater;
wherein the offset attribute setting unit is configured to set a maximum bit length representing the offset value range to be (the offset bit depth?K) or smaller, wherein the offset value range is determined to be (?2(the offset bit depth-K-1)) to (2(the offset bit depth-K-1)?1), and K is an integer greater than 0;
an offset-type determining unit, configured to determine, among first and second offset types, an offset type to which a subject unit area including the pixel forming the input image belongs; and
a filtering unit, configured to add the offset value associated with the offset type to a pixel value of a pixel included in the input image which is constituted by a plurality of unit areas when the bit depth of the pixel values is ten or smaller; or left-shift the offset value according to a shift value when the bit depth of the pixel values is eleven or greater, and add left-shifted offset value to a pixel value of a pixel included in the input image which is constituted by a plurality of unit areas, wherein the shift value is set to be (bit depth of the pixel value minus offset bit depth of the offset value).

US Pat. No. 10,194,147

DC COEFFICIENT SIGN CODING SCHEME

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for encoding a current block to a bitstream by determining a sign value of a DC coefficient of the current block using neighbor blocks of the current block, the method comprising:identifying, as a first sign value, a sign value of a DC coefficient of an above neighbor block of the current block;
identifying, as a second sign value, a sign value of a DC coefficient of a left neighbor block of the current block;
calculating a context value by adding a first value and a second value, wherein the first value is calculated by multiplying a first weighting value and the first sign value, wherein the second value is calculated by multiplying a second weighting value and the second sign value, wherein the first weighting value is based on a first boundary between the above neighbor block and the current block and the second weighting value is based on a second boundary between the left neighbor block and the current block;
selecting a probability model for determining the sign value of the DC coefficient of the current block based on the context value, wherein the probability model is a first probability model when the context value is greater than zero, wherein the probability model is a second probability model when the context value is less than zero, wherein the probability model is a third probability model when the context value is equal to zero;
determining the sign value of the DC coefficient of the current block using the probability model; and
encoding the current block to the bitstream based on the sign value of the DC coefficient of the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,194,146

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SCALABLE CODING OF VIDEO INFORMATION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus configured to code video information, the apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store video data associated with a reference layer that includes a reference layer (RL) picture and associated with an enhancement layer that includes an enhancement layer (EL) picture; and
a processor in communication with the memory, the processor being configured to:
resample the RL picture to generate an inter-layer reference picture (ILRP) that is associated with a motion vector pointing to a first reference picture;
identify a marking status determination function configured to determine whether a given reference picture of a given picture was marked as a short-term reference picture (STRP) or as a long-term reference picture (LTRP) when the given picture was coded;
determine a time reference to be associated with the ILRP, the time reference representing a time between when the RL picture was coded and when the EL picture was coded, such that the time reference, when used in the marking status determination function, provides a determination of whether the first reference picture was marked as the STRP or as the LTRP with respect to the ILRP;
apply the marking status determination function to determine whether the first reference picture was marked as the STRP or as the LTRP at a time associated with the time reference based on inputting input values into the marking status determination function, the input values comprising: (i) the ILRP, (ii) a prediction block within a slice of the ILRP, (iii) a reference index corresponding to a position of the first reference picture in a reference picture list associated with the slice of the ILRP, (iv) the reference picture list associated with the slice of the ILRP; and (v) the time reference;
determine, when the ILRP is used for predicting the EL picture, whether the first reference picture is the STRP or the LTRP based on whether the first reference picture was marked as the STRP or as the LTRP when the RL picture was being coded;
based on the determination of whether the first reference picture was marked as the STRP or as the LTRP at the time associated with the time reference, determine whether the motion vector of the ILRP is to be scaled; and
code the enhancement layer using the motion vector and based on the determination of whether the motion vector is to be scaled.

US Pat. No. 10,194,144

PROJECTION IMAGE ADJUSTING SYSTEM AND PROJECTION IMAGE ADJUSTING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A projection image adjusting system comprising:a storage for storing virtual-environment setting information which indicates in a virtual space created by a computer, a set-up situation of a projection display apparatus set so as to have a desired image state on an object on which an image is projected, and also storing a control set-up value for the projection display apparatus in the desired image state;
a receiving section for receiving real-environment setting information on a set-up situation of the projection display apparatus in a real space; and
a controller for controlling the projection display apparatus in the real space,
wherein, based on the virtual-environment setting information and the real-environment setting information, the controller corrects the control set-up value so as to decrease a difference between an image-projection state in the real space and the desired image state, and based on the corrected control set-up value, the controller controls the projection display apparatus in the real space.

US Pat. No. 10,194,143

AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC 3D IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING MODIFIED SUB-PIXEL STRUCTURE

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. Autostereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus having a modified sub-pixel structure, the autostereoscopic 3D image display apparatus comprising:a display panel on which pixels are arranged;
a parallax barrier, a lenticular lens or a linear light source disposed to be spaced apart from the display panel; and
a controller generating a 3D image by arranging viewpoint images on the display panel,
wherein sub-pixels having the same color are consecutively arranged on the display panel in a horizontal direction, and sub-pixels having red, green, and blue (RGB) colors form one unit pixel in a vertical direction,
wherein the parallax barrier, the lenticular lens or the linear light source has an angle of inclination inclined from the vertical direction of the display panel,
wherein the angle of inclination is arcTan(1/n), and n is a multiple of 3(n=3m),
wherein, when m is 2, the controller distributes viewpoint data on a cycle of two data rows, forms a reference viewpoint based on a data row close to the aperture of the parallax barrier among two data rows, forms an intermediate viewpoint of the reference viewpoint in the remaining, one data row, and forms viewpoints in data rows by moving viewpoints by one sub-pixel in a direction of inclination for one period, and
wherein, when m is 3, the controller distributes viewpoint data on a cycle of three data rows, forms a reference viewpoint based on a data row close to the aperture of the parallax barrier among three data rows, forms an intermediate viewpoint of the reference viewpoint in the remaining, two data rows, and forms viewpoints in data rows by moving viewpoints by one sub-pixel in a direction of inclination for one period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,138

STRUCTURED LIGHT ENCODING-BASED VERTICAL DEPTH PERCEPTION APPARATUS

RGBDSENSE INFORMATION TEC...

1. A structured light encoding-based vertical depth perception apparatus, comprising:a laser pattern projector;
an infrared receiving camera;
a RGB receiving camera; and
a depth perception module, wherein
the laser pattern projector, the RGB receiving camera, and the infrared receiving camera are disposed along a straight line vertical to a horizontal plane; the depth perception module is connected to the infrared receiving camera;
the laser pattern projector is a laser encoded pattern transmitting module, for projecting a laser encoded pattern;
the infrared receiving camera is for consecutively acquiring laser encoded patterns projected by the laser pattern projector and generating an input encoded image sequence;
the depth perception module is for performing image pre-processing to the input encoded image sequence generated by the infrared receiving camera, and performing block match disparity computation and depth computation in conjunction with a pre-solidified reference encoded image of a known distance, thereby generating a depth map sequence;
the RGB receiving camera is for performing subsequent image processing to the depth map sequence in conjunction with the depth perception module;
the depth perception module comprises an image pre-processing sub-module, a block match disparity computation sub-module, a depth computation sub-module, a storage controller sub-module, and a memory;
one end of the image pre-processing sub-module is connected to an infrared receiving camera; the other end is sequentially connected to the block match disparity computation sub-module and the depth computation sub-module; the storage controller sub-module is connected to the image pre-processing sub-module and the block match disparity computation sub-module; the memory is connected to the storage controller sub-module.

US Pat. No. 10,194,137

DEPTH-MAP GENERATION FOR AN INPUT IMAGE USING AN EXAMPLE APPROXIMATE DEPTH-MAP ASSOCIATED WITH AN EXAMPLE SIMILAR IMAGE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving a two-dimensional image to be converted to a first three-dimensional image;
identifying a second three-dimensional image that is visually similar to the two-dimensional image that is to be converted, the second three-dimensional image sharing a threshold number of color features with the two-dimensional image;
identifying an approximate depth map of the second three-dimensional image that shares the threshold number of color features with the two-dimensional image;
identifying a distribution of spatial variation of the second three-dimensional image;
computing, by a processing device, a plurality of feature-to-depth mapping functions for the first three-dimensional image by using the approximate depth map of the second three-dimensional image that shares the threshold number of color features with the two-dimensional image, wherein a number of the plurality of feature-to-depth mapping functions that are computed is based on the distribution of the spatial variation of the second three-dimensional image;
applying the plurality of feature-to-depth mapping functions to a plurality of pixels of the two-dimensional image to determine depth values for the plurality of pixels of the two-dimensional image, wherein the plurality of feature-to-depth mapping functions determine the depth values for the plurality of pixels of the two-dimensional image based on a color value of each of the plurality of pixels; and
generating the first three-dimensional image based on the depth values for the plurality of pixels of the two-dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 10,194,133

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ELIMINATING REDUNDANCY OF VIEW SYNTHESIS PREDICTION CANDIDATE IN MOTION MERGE MODE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for 3D image decoding a 3D image, the method comprising:deriving a merge candidate list by inserting a first candidate block in to the merge candidate list;
determining whether a view synthesis prediction (VSP) has been used in the first candidate block;
in response to the first candidate block having been determined to have used VSP, generating information indicating that the VSP has been used in the first candidate block;
constructing the merge candidate list by inserting one or more other candidate blocks and by abstaining from inserting a VSP candidate of a current block into the merge candidate list when the information indicating that the VSP has been used in the first candidate block is present; and
performing an inter prediction for the current block based on the merge candidate list to decode the 3D image.

US Pat. No. 10,194,131

AUGMENTED REALITY GUIDANCE FOR SPINAL SURGERY AND SPINAL PROCEDURES

OnPoint Medical, Inc., C...

1. A system comprising:a stereoscopic optical see-through head mounted display;
a computing system configured to receive preoperative, intraoperative or preoperative and intraoperative image information of the physical spine of a patient and to generate a three-dimensional (3D) image of the spine of the patient,
one or more markers configured to be attached to a bony structure within a target portion of the physical spine of the patient,
wherein the computing system is configured to register the image information of the physical spine in a common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to register the one or more markers in the common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to generate a 3D stereoscopic display by the optical see-through head mounted display based on the 3D image of the spine,
wherein the computing system is configured to track movement from a first position to a second position of the physical spine during surgery,
wherein the computing system is configured to track the location and orientation of the optical see-through head mounted display in the common coordinate system,
wherein the computing system is configured to adjust in real time the 3D stereoscopic display based on the location and orientation of the optical see-through head mounted display,
wherein the computing system is configured to adjust in real time the 3D stereoscopic display based on the tracked movement from the first position to the second position of the physical spine,
wherein the computing system is configured to superimpose the 3D stereoscopic display on the target portion of the physical spine visible directly through the stereoscopic optical see-through head mounted display, and
wherein the first and second positions of the physical spine of the patient are different.

US Pat. No. 10,194,129

METHOD OF TAKING PICTURES FOR GENERATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATA

CHIH-CHING DEPTH X DEEP D...

1. A method of taking pictures for generating three-dimensional image data, comprising steps of:illuminating a target object with an environmental light to generate a first image reflected light reflected from said target object;
using a color image sensor to receive said first image reflected light through a non-movable optical unit;
generating a first electrical image signal by using said image sensor based on said first image reflected light, the first image is a complete frame;
using an active light source unit to generate an active light to illuminate said target object while said object is continuously illuminated by said environmental light, wherein said active light source unit receives a synchronized signal from said image sensor and is switched on/off based on the synchronized signal, and said target object reflects the illuminating lights to form a second image reflected light, and wherein said image sensor includes an pixel array and the built-in controller, and the built-in controller of said image sensor generates the synchronized signal, also said active light source unit is synchronized with the start and end points of time for the exposure of the image sensor, and said synchronized signal is a vertical synchronized signal;
using said image sensor through said optical unit to receive said second image reflected light including both reflected light from said active light and reflected light from said environmental light and generate a second electrical image signal, the second image is a complete frame;
transporting said first and second electrical image signals stored in a memory, wherein said first and second electrical image signals are digital signals;
using an image processing unit to receive said first and second electrical image signals, convert said first electrical image signal to a two-dimensional image data, and subtract said first electrical image signal from said second electrical image signal to generate a three-dimensional electrical depth signal, wherein said three-dimensional electrical depth signal is converted to three-dimensional depth data, wherein said two-dimensional image data represents a plane image of said target object sensed by said image sensor, said plane image comprises a plurality of unit images which are two-dimensional images with colors, and said three-dimensional depth data represents a depth or a relative depth between said image sensor and each of said unit images; and
combining said two-dimensional image data and said three-dimensional depth data such that finally an output having a depth image together with a color image is thus obtained,
wherein said active light unit has a flickering frequency less than a frame rate of said image sensor with a constant ratio specified as desired, said constant ratio being a real number from 0 to 1, but not 0 or 1, an integral of intensity of said active light within a second is substantially not changed after said constant ratio is specified, and said integral is proportional to said constant ratio; and
wherein said active light includes a specific range of wavelength, and said three-dimensional electrical depth signal is converted to said three-dimensional depth data according to magnitude of said three-dimensional electrical depth signal independent of the specific range of wavelength, and the magnitude of said three-dimensional electrical depth signal is inversely proportional to said relative depth by N powers of exponent, N being 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9.

US Pat. No. 10,194,122

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROJECTOR AND PROJECTOR APPLICABLE TO SAME

YUTOU TECHNOLOGY (HANGZHO...

1. A method for controlling a projector, wherein, comprising steps as follows:S1: enabling a projector, and projecting on a screen;
S2: enabling a sensing module, and obtaining an output image or a current environment image;
S3: processing the output image or the current environment image to obtain an RGB component, and calculating the gain coefficients of three channels RGB according to an automatic white balance algorithm;
S4: and adjusting the gains of the three channels RGB in the projector according to the gain coefficients;
the step S3 comprising:
S31: obtaining an RGB component of the output image or the current environment image;
S32: counting each average value of the RGB components, as Rave, Gave, Bave;
S33: calculating a grayscale value Gary of the output image or the current environment image;
S34: calculating the gain coefficient Kr of channel R, the gain coefficient Kg of channel G, and the gain coefficient Kb of channel B according to each average value of the grayscale value Gary and the RGB component; the grayscale value Gary is calculated as Gray=(Rave+Gave+Bave)/3;
S35: and adjusting the R, G, B gains of each pixel in the projected image according to the gain coefficient Kr, the gain coefficient Kg, the gain coefficient Kb; the gain coefficients Kr, Kg, Kb are calculated as Kr=Gray/Rave; Kg=Gray/Gave; Kb=Gray/Bave;
if the output image is captured in step S2, the method freely selects the screens of various colors and the influence of the projection will not be affected, if the current environment image is captured in step S2, the influence of the color temperature of the ambient light on the projection effect is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,194,121

CONTENT CAPTURE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving first experience data that indicates a first environmental condition;
selecting a capture mode from a plurality of capture modes based on at least the first environmental condition, wherein the capture mode defines a manner of capturing experience data;
causing a computing device to operate in the selected capture mode, wherein operating in the selected capture mode comprises capturing second experience data in the manner defined by the capture mode;
while the computing device is operating in the selected capture mode, receiving third experience data that indicates a second environmental condition, wherein the first and second environmental conditions are external to and independent of a user of the computing device;
determining that the capture mode should be exited based on at least the received third experience data; and
based on the determination that the capture mode should be exited, causing the computing device to exit the capture mode such that at least one type of received experience data is no longer captured.

US Pat. No. 10,194,118

APPARATUS FOR VIDEO COMMUNICATION

Huddle Room Technology S....

1. Apparatus for video communication comprising:processing circuitry configured for connection to a local processing device that executes video conferencing software and for wireless connection to a plurality of mobile devices, each comprising a display and a video camera, the processing circuitry including a processor and a storage device containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, implement:
a receiver that receives a plurality of video signals related to a plurality of participants in a video conference generated by the video cameras of the plurality of local mobile devices,
a generator, operatively connected to said receiver, that generates an output video communication stream based on said plurality of video signals received from the plurality of local mobile devices,
a transmitter that transmits the output video communication stream to said local processing device executing the video conferencing software, wherein the apparatus is configured to receive from the local processing device an output signal representing video images displayable by a display of the local processing device when executing the video conferencing software, and
a sharing device that shares with the plurality of local mobile devices the output signal representing the video images displayable by the display of the local processing device, wherein the apparatus supports simultaneous use of the video cameras of the plurality of local mobile devices and does not execute video conferencing software, and wherein the apparatus is further configured to receive from the local processing device a video signal generated by a video camera associated to the local processing device, the generator being configured to generate said output video communication stream also based on the video signal received from the local processing device.