US Pat. No. 10,189,384

STAMPING METHOD AND COMPONENTS PRODUCED THEREBY

JOHNSON CONTROLS GMBH, B...

1. A method for producing vehicle seat components through the working of a semifinished blank in a cutting manner, the method comprising:locally heating the semifinished blank in the area of an intended cutting line of the vehicle seat components to be cut out;
cutting out the vehicle seat components from the semifinished blank with a cutting device along the cutting line during or after the heating of the semifinished blank to create an entire edge area of the vehicle seat components, wherein the edge area comprises an entire peripheral surface of the vehicle seat components and openings in the vehicle seat components, wherein the semifinished blank is locally heated with the cutting device while the semifinished blank remains in the cutting device, and
wherein the vehicle seat components each comprise a base section delimited by the edge area;
partially heating the vehicle seat components with the cutting device while the vehicle seat components remain in the cutting device after having been cut from the semifinished blank such that all of and only the edge areas of the vehicle seat components are directly heated after the vehicle seat components have been cut; and
cooling the vehicle seat components through heat conduction into the cutting device after the cutting out of the vehicle seat components,
wherein the local heating of the semifinished blank and the partial heating of the vehicle seat components is achieved through the effect of heat radiation,
wherein all of the edge area of at least one of the vehicle seat components is hardened through the effect of heat radiation during the partial heating of the vehicle seat components.

US Pat. No. 10,189,365

CHARGING CONTROL SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A charging control system comprising:a vehicle configured to receive electric power from a residence and allow an in-vehicle electric storage device to be charged with the received electric power;
a monitoring device configured to monitor a use status of an electric appliance at the residence and a use status of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to:
identify the electric appliance correlated with the start of use of the vehicle based on the use status of the electric appliance monitored by the monitoring device and the use status of the vehicle;
learn a relationship between the use status of the identified electric appliance at the residence before a start of use of the vehicle and the use status of the vehicle;
estimate a start time of use of the vehicle based on the learned relationship and the use status of the identified electric appliance; and
calculate a charging start time based on the estimated start time of use of the vehicle and a required time to complete charging of the electric storage device, and provide an instruction to perform charging of the electric storage device;
wherein
the identified electric appliance includes a timer configured to preset a use time of the identified electric appliance, and
the controller is further configured to estimate the start time of use of the vehicle based on the use time preset in the identified electric appliance and the learned relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,189,309

WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY

ILJIN GLOBAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A wheel bearing assembly, comprising:a wheel hub fastened to a vehicle wheel so as to rotate as a unit and having a ring-shaped fastening portion; and
a brake disc having a ring-shaped fastening portion fastened to the fastening portion of the wheel hub,
wherein the fastening portion of the wheel hub protrudes radially outward, the fastening portion of the brake disc protrudes radially inward, and the fastening portion of the wheel hub and the fastening portion of the brake disc are fastened to each other while being axially overlapped,
wherein the wheel hub includes a cylindrical portion and a flange portion formed to extend radially outward from the cylindrical portion and to continuously extend in a circumferential direction, and
wherein the fastening portion of the wheel hub is formed at a radial outer edge of the flange portion so as to protrude radially outward.

US Pat. No. 10,189,236

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC SURFACE COVERINGS

Golconda Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A system for finishing a wall comprising:a set of modular wall covering units comprising an inner attractant layer and a decorative outer layer;
a magnetic underlayment comprising an isotropic magnetic sheeting, the magnetic underlayment having been heat treated, wherein the heat treatment of the magnetic underlayment is at 158 degrees Fahrenheit for seven days; and
a support layer comprising a wall board, an insulation layer, and a covering layer, the support layer being substantially vertical relative to a floor when installed in a structure;
wherein the magnetic underlayment is secured to the support layer forming a combined magnetic surface assembly for receiving and supporting the set of modular wall covering units, and the set of modular wall covering units are adapted to be releasably secured to the combined magnetic surface assembly with the inner attractant layer facing the magnetic underlayment, and wherein the weight of the set of modular wall covering units, when installed in a vertical orientation, is supported by the combined magnetic surface assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,189,231

FABRIC HAVING A WATERPROOF BARRIER

Columbia Sportswear North...

1. An article of clothing, body gear, sporting gear, gloves, headwear, or footwear, comprising:a base material having an inward-facing surface and an outward-facing surface;
an exposed, breathable, hydrophobic, waterproof barrier disposed on the outward-facing surface of the base material, the waterproof barrier having an exposed, outward-facing surface and an inward-facing surface directed toward the base material;
a seam running through the waterproof barrier; and
a waterproof tape bonded to the outward-facing surface of the waterproof barrier and oriented to seal the seam against water ingress.

US Pat. No. 10,189,213

METHOD AND MANUFACTURING UNIT FOR PRODUCING FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPONENTS

Broetje-Automation GmbH, ...

1. A method for producing fiber composite material components comprising the following steps:providing a manufacturing unit to apply a fiber composite material to a component mould,
wherein the manufacturing unit has a positioning device and an application tool arranged thereon,
wherein the positioning device comprises a robot which has at least four pivot axes for the application tool,
wherein the positioning device to position the application tool relative to the component mould has a plurality of drive motors, which are activatable by a control device, the plurality of drive motors comprising a drive motor associated with each of the at least four pivot axes, and
wherein the manufacturing unit has at least two height profile measuring sensors, each with a detection range directed onto the component mould;
applying a first web of the fiber composite material to the component mould;
measuring a height profile in such a way that at least a part of the applied first web is located in the detection range of one of the height profile measuring sensors; and
applying a second web of the fiber composite material to the component mould in such a way that the control device activates at least one of the drive motors depending on the measured height profile, wherein the control device is operable to activate the at least one of the drive motors based on only one of the at least two height profile measuring sensors;
wherein the first and second webs are applied in opposite application directions,
wherein the at least two height profile measuring sensors comprise a first height profile measuring sensor and a second height profile measuring sensor arranged next to one another on the application tool such that the detection range of the first height profile measuring sensor is spaced apart from the detection range of the second height profile measuring sensor during application of the first and second webs;
wherein the first height profile measuring sensor measures a height profile of a previously applied web when the application tool is traveling in a first direction;
wherein the second height measuring sensor measures a height profile of a previously applied web when the application tool is traveling in a second direction;
wherein the application tool is rotated through 180° relative to the positioning device upon a change in the application direction;
wherein at least a part of a previously applied web is located in the detection range of one of the first and second height profile measuring sensors and not in the detection range of the other of the first and second height profile measuring sensors when the application tool is traveling in each of the first and second directions; and
wherein each of the first and second height profile measuring sensors is configured as a light section sensor configured to contactlessly measure the height profile of a previously applied web using a light section method comprising projecting a light line on the previously applied web and detecting a reflection of the light line, wherein the light line projected by each of the first and second height profile measuring sensors defines the detection range of each respective height profile measuring sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,201

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HOLLOW BODY, IN PARTICULAR A FUEL TANK

Plastic Omnium Advanced I...

1. A method for manufacturing a hollow body from a plastic material, said method comprising:molding a preform into shells in a molding tool;
joining an insert to an inner surface of a shell of said shells, said insert defining a sub volume within the hollow body to be made; and
joining together the shells to form the hollow body by closing the molding tool and applying a main pressure to a main volume enclosed by the shells,
wherein a sub pressure is applied to the sub volume while the main pressure is applied to the main volume, such that a pressure difference between the main volume and the sub volume is bigger than 0.20 bar and smaller than 3.00 bar, and
wherein a contour of the insert is defined by a wall and the insert is selected from a line, a valve, a liquid pump, a nipple, a baffle, a ventilation device and a liquid trap.

US Pat. No. 10,189,197

SOFT AND VELVET TOUCH BARRIER LAMINATE

ESSEL PROPACK LIMITED, M...

1. A soft and velvet touch barrier laminate comprising:(a) a printable layer comprising a polypropylene elastomer;
(b) a core layer adjacent to the printable layer;
(c) a laminating layer adjacent to the core layer;
(d) a barrier layer between first and second bond layers, wherein the first bond layer is between the laminating layer and the barrier layer; and
(e) an inner polyethylene (PE) layer adjacent to the second bond layer which is in contact with the barrier layer;
wherein said polypropylene elastomer has Vicat softening temperature in the range of 60° C. to 90° C., wherein the printable layer further comprises high density polyethylene (HDPE); an anti-block additive; and a colorant.

US Pat. No. 10,189,194

UNITARY DIAPHRAGM

Zurn Industries, LLC, Mi...

1. A one-piece unitary diaphragm assembly for use in a flush valve, the assembly comprising:an elongated barrel member having a body defining a passageway;
an annular flexible diaphragm disposed about the elongated barrel member, and a mounting portion at the peripheral edge of the annular flexible diaphragm for mounting said diaphragm assembly within the flush valve;
a radial support positioned circumferentially around the outer surface of said barrel member and extending along at least a portion of the longitudinal length of said barrel member;
a relief valve seat at the upper end of said elongated barrel member, said relief valve seat adapted for receiving a relief valve; and
a relief valve having a stem and a sealing member disposed at an upper end of said stem, in which a sealing material is disposed on a lower surface of the sealing member adapted for sealing against said relief valve seat;
wherein the sealing material is an annular lip on the lower surface of the sealing member;
wherein the elongated barrel member is constructed of a first predetermined material; and
wherein the annular flexible diaphragm is constructed of a second predetermined material different from the first predetermined material.

US Pat. No. 10,189,191

COLLECTION OF PROCESS DATA USING IN-SITU SENSORS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for molding a composite layup inside an autoclave, comprising:a mold tool;
a vacuum bag sealed to the mold tool and having a plurality of openings therein at different sensing locations on the vacuum bag;
a plurality of first MEMS vacuum pressure sensors attached to the vacuum bag and respectively coupled through the openings to an interior of the vacuum bag;
at least one opening in the mold tool;
a second MEMS vacuum pressure sensor mounted within the opening in the mold tool and configured to sense either a vacuum pressure or a fluid pressure inside the at least one opening in the mold tool; and
a processor configured to be placed inside the autoclave and to collect and process pressures sensed by the plurality of first MEMS vacuum pressure sensors and the second MEMS vacuum pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,188

NANOIMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY ADHESION LAYER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A compound of Formula A-1:
wherein n is an integer and R is C1-10 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,182

PROCESSING SYSTEM

DISCO Corporation, Toky...

1. A processing system comprising:a processing apparatus having functional units including a holding unit that holds a workpiece by a holding surface, a processing unit that processes the workpiece held by the holding unit, and a feed unit that moves the holding unit and the processing unit relatively;
a detecting unit that is provided for part or all of the functional units and detects any of vibration, current, voltage, load, speed, torque, pressure, temperature, flow rate, change in a taken image, and thickness of the workpiece; and
a data accumulating unit that accumulates information included in a signal output from the detecting unit as accumulated data,
the processing apparatus further comprising,
a determining unit that determines states of the functional units on the basis of the accumulated data in the data accumulating unit, and
a normal data storing unit that stores information included in a signal output from the detecting unit when the functional units are normal based on a predetermined condition as normal data;
the determining unit comparing the accumulated data in the data accumulating unit and the normal data stored in the normal data storing unit and determining the states of the functional units,
wherein the processing apparatus is a cutting apparatus including, as the processing unit, a cutting unit in which a cutting blade that carries out cutting processing of the workpiece held by the holding unit is mounted,
the cutting apparatus includes a vibration detecting unit that detects vibration of the cutting blade as the detecting unit,
information on vibration when cutting processing of the workpiece is carried out by the cutting blade is accumulated in the data accumulating unit as the accumulated data,
information on vibration when cutting processing of the workpiece is carried out by a proper cutting blade corresponding to the workpiece is stored in the normal data storing unit as the normal data, and
the determining unit compares the accumulated data in the data accumulating unit and the normal data stored in the normal data storing unit and determines whether or not cutting processing of the workpiece is normally carried out.

US Pat. No. 10,189,180

FOAM INJECTION SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE PORT INSERTS FOR SLURRY MIXING AND DISPENSING APPARATUS

United States Gypsum Comp...

1. A foam injection system for a cementitious slurry mixing and dispensing assembly, the foam injection system comprising:a foam injection body, the foam injection body defining a slurry passageway and a first port passageway, the first port passageway having a port opening in fluid communication with the slurry passageway, the foam injection body including a body engaging surface;
a first port insert, the first port insert defining a first foam passageway having a first orifice with a first orifice size, the first port insert adapted to removably mount to the foam injection body such that the first foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway, the first port insert including a port insert engaging surface adapted to engage the body engaging surface of the foam injection body when the first port insert is mounted thereto such that the first foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway; and
a second port insert, the second port insert defining a second foam passageway having a second orifice with a second orifice size, the second port insert adapted to removably mount to the foam injection body instead of the first port insert such that the second foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway, and the second orifice size being different than the first orifice size, the second non insert including the port insert engaging surface such that the port insert engaging surface of the second port insert is adapted to engage the body engaging surface of the foam injection body when the second port insert, instead of the first port insert, is mounted to the foam injection body such that the second foam passageway is in fluid communication with the slurry passageway via the port opening of the first port passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,189,151

COMPACT HEAD BODY HAMMER

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A tool comprising:a head having a base and a face extending from the base, wherein the face is adapted to strike an object when the tool is used, the head includes a head centerline extending through a center portion of the base; and
a handle having a handle centerline extending through a central axis of the handle,
wherein the head centerline is axially offset relative to the handle centerline.

US Pat. No. 10,189,130

MACHINE TOOL

DMG MORI CO., LTD., Yama...

1. A machine tool having a tool changer, comprising:a tool holding part holding a plurality of tools; and
a tool change mechanism changing a tool held by the tool holding part and a tool clamped by a spindle,
wherein the tool holding part is positioned in a side of the spindle to hold the plurality of tools in a manner in which axes of the tools are parallel to an axis of the spindle,
the tool change mechanism includes a circular arc movement mechanism,
the circular arc movement mechanism moves the tools from a tool holding position to a tool change position at which the tool is coaxial with the axis of the spindle, by at least a circular arc movement on a plane on which the axis of the spindle positioned in the tool change position and an axis of the tool positioned in the tool holding part are arranged,
the tool position is different for each of the tools,
a dividing wall is formed between the tool change mechanism and the spindle,
the dividing wall includes an opening which is closed by a shutter, and
the circular arc movement mechanism moves the tools in the circular arc movement through the opening when the shutter opens the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,121

ORGANIC ACID-OR LATENT ORGANIC ACID-FUNCTIONALIZED POLYMER-COATED METAL POWDERS FOR SOLDER PASTES

1. Solder particles having a polyalkylene polymer with latent organic acid functional groups coated on at least a portion of the surface thereof, wherein the solder particles are made from an alloy selected from the group consisting of tin/silver/copper, tin/zinc, tin/bismuth, tin/lead, and tin/indium/bismuth and wherein the solder particles have a varied size distribution of diameters of about 0.5 to about 100 um, wherein the polyalkylene is selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polypropylene, polybutylene and mixtures thereof and wherein the latent organic acid functional group is an anhydride.

US Pat. No. 10,189,066

WHEEL STRAIGHTENER DEVICE

GAHOTECH SISTEMAS AUTOMOT...

1. A WHEEL STRAIGHTENER DEVICE, comprising:a main column (110);
a flange (111) mounted on an end of the main column (110) for fixing a wheel;
a measuring rod (116) mounted on the same end of the main column (110) and arranged above the flange (111);
a guide (118) mounted on the same end of the main column (110), a single piece body (115) being movably mounted on the guide (118), and a bearing (114) mounted on a top end of the single piece body (115), the bearing (114) having a geometric shape matching with a shape of an inner region of the wheel for supporting the wheel, wherein the single piece body (115) moves along the guide (118) to approach or move away from the wheel positioned on the flange (111);
a tubular extension (113) formed on a central portion of the main column (110) and perpendicular to the main column (110);
a second tubular extension (120), portion of which is inserted into an end portion of the tubular extension (113) and perpendicular to the main column (110);
a tubular piece (121) mounted on an end of the second tubular extension (120) and being perpendicular to the second tubular extension (120);
a third tube segment (132) being movably inserted into the tubular piece (121) and being parallel to the main column (110);
a piston hydraulic means (130) being mounted on an upper end of the third tube segment (132) and connected to a hydraulic pump (117), which is mounted on the main column (110), by means of hoses (119);
wherein the flange (111) has a central bore, and a plurality of radial oblong holes for matching with drill pattern of the wheel, wherein the plurality of radial oblong holes includes three sets of radial oblong holes, a first set of radial oblong holes (I) includes radial oblong holes (I) spaced evenly with 72° between each pair of adjacent radial oblong holes (I) starting from a reference hole (I, II, III), a second set of radial oblong holes (II) includes radial oblong holes (II) spaced evenly with 90° between each pair of adjacent radial oblong holes (II) starting from the reference hole (I, II, III), and a third set of radial oblong holes (III) includes radial oblong holes (III) spaced evenly with 120° between each pair of adjacent radial oblong holes (III) starting from the reference hole (I, II, III), thus the radial oblong holes of the three sets of radial oblong holes are positioned alternately on the flange (111).

US Pat. No. 10,189,055

COLOR BASED OPTICAL GRADING SYSTEM WITH MULTI REFLECTANCE AND MULTI-ANGLE VIEWS

NANOPIX INTEGRATED SOFTWA...

1. A novel color based optical grading system with multi-reflectance and multi-angle views for grading objects of different external characteristics, said optical grading system comprising of multiple advanced optics units which are placed above and below a flat transparent conveyor which is an arrangement of multiple trays forming multiple trays, where each tray is an assembly of multiple flat transparent surfaces with facility for multi-vision of single object in a single flat transparent surface in a pre-defined position; and at least one master controller; wherein the arrangement of said multiple advanced optics units above and below the conveyor is always kept in a way so as to provide exactly two advanced optics units for covering both top and bottom sides of each object to be graded; and wherein each advanced optics unit comprises of:multiple programmable cameras which are placed at a specific distance from said flat transparent surface and said multiple cameras are adapted to capture different views of each object at different frequencies of electromagnetic spectrum and to get a proper focus of said flat transparent surface;
multiple mirrors/multiple prisms to get redirected light reflected from side views of each object to said cameras which enable said multiple cameras to capture multi-reflectance and multi-angle based views of said object to analyze said object and said multiple mirrors/prisms also enables said cameras to get a proper focus of reflections of said multiple mirrors/prisms and said object;
at least one mirror/prism adjustment assembly to adjust the angles of said multiple mirrors or multiple prisms relative to the position of said object on said flat transparent surface; to adjust said mirrors/prisms according to size variations of multiple objects; and to vary vertical or horizontal distance of said mirrors/prisms from said flat transparent surface;
multiple spectral light sources to illuminate every side view of said object at different frequencies of electromagnetic spectrum, wherein said spectral light sources are correlated with all said cameras and said light sources is either flash lighting or continuous lighting, and some of said light sources are triggered with some respective cameras while others light sources are turned off as per the requirement;
at least one backlighting dome placed exactly opposite of each advanced optics unit, wherein said each backlighting dome is arranged in said optical grading system in such a way that there lays at least one flat transparent surface between each said backlighting dome and each advanced optics units to provide uniform backlight for capturing objects in multi-reflection and multi-angle based views and said backlighting dome comprises of multi-colored, flashing or non-flashing back lights, wherein said backlighting dome is optionally covered with a diffusion sheet which is adapted to change in color of said sheet according to different characteristics of said object; and
at least one image processing unit for processing multi-reflectance and multi-angle based views of said object taken by said cameras; wherein said multiple cameras said multiple spectral light sources, said multiple adjustable mirrors/multiple adjustable prisms, said mirror adjustment assembly, said backlighting dome and said image processing unit work collaboratively to ensure the enhanced surface analysis of said object, and further wherein said advanced optics unit enhances the sideways features of said objects including sideways lighting from different sides using multiple reflections from multiple angles by enabling said multiple cameras to analyze said object from all side views and also from top and bottom views for accurate complete analysis of said object; wherein said master controller of said optical grading system intelligently remembers the position of each said object dropped on each flat transparent surface of each tray and decide the final grade of each said object based on inputs received from each image processing unit of corresponding each advanced optics unit by comparing said inputs with pre-determined data.

US Pat. No. 10,189,054

DEVIATION HANDLING APPARATUS AND DEVIATION HANDLING METHOD

Freund Corporation, Toky...

1. A deviation handling apparatus to be used for a continuous production system of granulated products used for pharmaceutical products, foods and fertilizers in order to discharge granulated products not meeting predetermined product specifications out of the system, the deviation handling apparatus comprising:a storage section for temporarily storing granulated products;
an inspection section for inspecting selected physical properties of the granulated products in the storage section;
a discharge path arranged downstream relative to the storage section to discharge the granulated products to outside of the continuous production system; and
a switching section for switching a moving route of the granulated products according to a result of the inspection by the inspection section so as to guide the granulated products judged as not meeting the predetermined product specifications to the discharge path, wherein
the storage section is arranged on a conveyance route for conveying the granulated products in the continuous production system and has a first valve capable of shutting off the conveyance route, a second valve capable of shutting off the conveyance route, the second valve being located downstream relative to the first valve, and a storage chamber formed between the first valve and the second valve to store the granulated products,
the first valve and the second valve each have a closed position for shutting off the conveyance route and an open position for opening the conveyance route, wherein as the first valve and the second valve are placed into the respective closed positions, the conveyance route is closed and the storage chamber is sealed, thereby producing a hermetically sealed storage chamber in the storage section,
the inspection section is arranged so as to face the storage chamber and measure the selected physical properties of the granulated products stored in the storage chamber, and
the switching section is arranged at a diverging portion of the discharge path and the conveyance route and has a switching valve having a first position for causing the conveyance route to communicate with a downstream side of the continuous production system and a second position for closing a downstream side of the conveyance route and causing the conveyance route to communicate with the discharge path.

US Pat. No. 10,189,038

INDUCTIVELY HEATABLE FLUID RESERVOIR FOR VARIOUS FLUID TYPES

Toaster Labs, Inc., Seat...

1. A fluid delivery pod comprising:a first surface;
a second surface that opposes the first surface;
a reservoir body intermediate the first and the second surfaces, wherein the reservoir body is configured to house a fluid;
an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir;
a heating structure within the reservoir body and being electrically conductive to wirelessly receive inductive energy from an energy source that is external to the fluid reservoir to heat at least a portion of the fluid within the reservoir body; and
a valve assembly that is operative to, in response to an application of compression forces on the opposing first and the second surfaces, dispense at least a portion of the heated fluid through the outlet port;
wherein the first surface further comprises a piston that translates along at least a portion of the reservoir body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,996

POWDER MIXING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Co...

1. A powder mixing apparatus comprising:a first powder input portion comprising a first dispensing device;
a venturi tube;
a first mixing portion comprising a first powder inlet, a first gas inlet, and
a first mixing cavity;
wherein the first dispensing device comprises a first opening configured to dispense a first premixed powder through the venturi tube and into the first mixing portion;
wherein the first premixed powder comprises at least two micronized powders;
wherein the first gas inlet is configured to provide a first flow of a pressurized gas into the first mixing cavity; and
wherein the gas and the first premixed powder interact in the first mixing cavity to form a first post-mixed powder.

US Pat. No. 10,188,980

COAL UPGRADE PLANT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING UPGRADED COAL

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A coal upgrade plant comprising:a dryer for heating and drying coal before pyrolyzing the coal;
a scrubber for treating a carrier gas discharged from the dryer while catching a desorbed component desorbed from the coal when the coal is dried by the dryer, and causing at least one of mercury and mercury-based substances contained in the carrier gas to be adsorbed to an absorber for removal thereof;
a waste water treatment equipment for separating waste water collected from the scrubber into a solid content and recycled water;
a water demanding section for using the recycled water treated in the waste water treatment equipment; and
a carrier gas cooler that is provided on an upstream side of the scrubber to cool the carrier gas discharged from the dryer by using cooling water,
wherein the water demanding section is a cooling water feed section that feeds the cooling water to the carrier gas cooler, and uses the recycled water as the cooling water.

US Pat. No. 10,188,974

AGGREGATE-REMOVING FILTER MATERIAL, AGGREGATE REMOVAL METHOD, WHITE BLOOD CELL-REMOVING FILTER, AND BLOOD PRODUCT FILTERING METHOD

ASAHI KASEI MEDICAL CO., ...

1. An aggregate-removing filter material for removing an aggregate in a blood product, the filter material consisting of fibers having a fineness of 0.7 to 4.0 dtex,wherein a basis weight of the filter material is 20 to 100 g/m2, a no-load bulk density of the filter material is 0.03 to 0.10 g/cm3, and at least 70% of the fibers have a fiber length of 100 mm to 1000 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,188,957

TOY WITH PROXIMITY-BASED INTERACTIVE FEATURES

Mattel, Inc., El Segundo...

1. A toy comprising: a photosensor;a memory comprising at least one mapping of a plurality of sequential ranges of input states to a plurality of discrete output states;
at least one input signal pathway operably connected to the photosensor;
a microprocessor operably connected to the photosensor through a plurality of input signal pathways, the microprocessor operable to:
select one of the input signal pathways as an active signal pathway,
receive an input signal from the photosensor through only the active signal pathway,
determine that the input signal falls within one of the ranges of input states,
use the at least one mapping to correlate the input state range in which the input signal falls with a selected one of the plurality of discrete output states; and
produce an output signal corresponding to the selected output state; and an output mechanism configured to receive the output signal from the microprocessor and to generate an output corresponding to the selected output state; wherein the memory, the at least one input signal pathway, and the microprocessor are all within the toy.

US Pat. No. 10,188,949

GAME OBJECT CONTROL SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

EARTHBEAT, INC., Shibuy-...

1. A game object control system which invokes various event processes to progress a game in a virtual world where a character corresponding to a user and other objects move, comprising:a game progress processing unit which progresses the game by invoking the various event processes;
a real map storage unit which stores real map information containing geographical information in a real world;
a virtual map information generation unit which generates virtual map information including coordinate information of the objects on virtual geographical information corresponding to the geographical information on the real map information in accordance with a game progress by the game progress processing unit;
a positional information acquisition unit which selects a coordinate position in the real world;
a real display data generation unit which generates real display data indicating the coordinate position selected by the positional information acquisition unit on the real map information on the basis of the coordinate position;
a virtual display data generation unit which generates virtual display data showing the character on the virtual map information corresponding to the coordinate position acquired by the positional information acquisition unit on the basis of the coordinate position;
a moving path recording unit which calculates and records a moving path on the basis of a displacement history of the coordinate position selected by the positional information acquisition unit;
a trail display unit which displays, as trails, the moving path recorded by the moving path recording unit on the real map information or the virtual map information; and
a display control unit which displays both or selected one of the virtual display data generated by the virtual display data generation unit and the real display data generated by the real display data generation unit, or displays part of either one overlapping the other, together with the trail displayed by the trail display unit,
wherein the positional information acquisition unit acquires the current position of another user in the real world, and selects, as the coordinate position, the position in which an object to be a proxy of the user is arbitrarily set on the real map information or the virtual map information as a proxy object, and
wherein the game progress processing unit sets the position of the proxy object in the map information on the basis of the position of the another user, and automatically moves the proxy object in accordance with the progress of the game.

US Pat. No. 10,188,944

FACILITATING USERS TO COMPLETE ACTIVE GAME ACTIONS

Kabam, Inc., San Francis...

1. A game server for providing offers to facilitate users to complete game actions within an online game, the game server comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
execute an instance of a game space in which the online game is played, and enable interaction of the users with the game space and/or each other by executing game actions on behalf of the users, wherein the game actions including game actions that require wait periods for completion; and
generate offers to remove and/or reduce the required wait periods of the game actions in exchange for consideration from the users, wherein the offers generated for the first user include:
a first offer to remove and/or reduce a first pending wait period required for completion of a first game action in exchange for a first amount of consideration;
a second offer to remove and/or reduce a second pending wait period required for completion of a second game action in exchange for a second amount of consideration; and
a third offer to remove and/or reduce both of the first pending wait period and the second pending wait period in exchange for a third amount of consideration.

US Pat. No. 10,188,943

COMMENTARY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

MLB Advanced Media, L.P.,...

1. A method of processing sports data in a computer network, the method comprising:storing, in a memory device, a plurality of predefined rules for generating game commentary data, each predefined rule including a predefined criterion and a corresponding predefined output, the predefined criterion identifying conditions to generate the corresponding predefined output;
receiving, by one or more servers comprising one or more hardware processors, via the computer network, raw game data relating to a current sporting event that is currently occurring, wherein the raw game data includes data captured at the current sporting event using one or more cameras;
determining, by the one or more servers, whether to provide the game commentary data based on (i) whether the raw game data satisfies at least one predefined criterion in the plurality of predefined rules, (ii) whether a previous play in the current sporting event produced any game commentary data, and (iii) whether any game commentary data was provided during a predetermined time period prior to the current time in the current sporting event;
generating, by the one or more servers, responsive to determining (i) the raw game data satisfying at least one predefined criterion in the plurality of predefined rules, (ii) the previous play in the current sporting event not producing any game commentary data, and (iii) no game commentary data being provided during the predetermined time period prior to the current time in the current sporting event, the game commentary data by applying the raw game data to the corresponding predefined output of the at least one predefined criterion, wherein the generated game commentary data comprises comments in the form of text related to action occurring during the current sporting event; and
providing, via the computer network, the generated game commentary data to an electronic user device for display.

US Pat. No. 10,188,925

BALL REBOUNDING SYSTEM

SPORTWORX, LLC, Imperial...

1. A rebounder for a ball, comprising:a frame comprising a perimeter support and an interior space within the perimeter support;
a first pair of tension rods arranged parallel to each other on opposite sides of the interior space, wherein each of the tension rods is movable within the interior space between a first position in which each tensions rod is spaced apart from the perimeter support within the interior space, and a second position in which each tension rod is spaced apart from the perimeter support within the interior space but closer to the perimeter support than in the first position;
an inelastic net comprising a plurality of cells, wherein the net is disposed within the interior space of the frame, and wherein rows of the cells proximate to a boundary of the net are connected to the tension rods, and wherein the rows of the cells are directly laced onto the tension rods; and
a plurality of inelastic fasteners connecting the tension rods to the frame when the tension rods are in the second position;
wherein the net is in a slackened state when the tension rods are in the first position, and wherein the net is in a taut state when the tension rods are in the second position; and
wherein the perimeter support of the frame is straight when the tension rods are in the first position, and wherein the perimeter support is bowed inwardly toward at least one of the tension rods when the tension rods are in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,904

SWITCHABLE INTELLIGENT FITNESS HANDLE AND INTELLIGENT FITNESS SET INCLUDING THE SAME

EGGPLANT TECHNOLOGIES, G...

1. A switchable intelligent fitness handle, wherein a processor, a movement posture sensor and a touch sensor are built in the handle;the movement posture sensor and the touch sensor are connected respectively to the processor;
one end of the handle is closed; a bayonet is arranged at the other end of the handle;
the bayonet is switchable and hot-pluggable, configured to connect respectively to a plurality of handheld fitness equipments;
a pin connector matched with the bayonet is arranged in each of the plurality of handheld fitness equipments;
when the handle is connected to one of the plurality of handheld fitness equipments, the processor receives an equipment identification number transmitted by the handheld fitness equipment through the pin connector, collects movement information of the corresponding handheld fitness equipment based on the received equipment identification number, and uploads the movement information to a mobile terminal or a cloud server.

US Pat. No. 10,188,886

VALVE MONITORING

Amtron Valve Monitoring D...

1. A valve gear box having a valve monitoring function, said valve gear box being for mounting to a valve that has a fluid passageway and a gate therefor, said gear box providing a gear driven link for moving said gate between open and closed conditions of said fluid passageway, said valve gear box being in a housing that has a mounting for permitting operative connection to the valve via a mounting flange of said valve,said mounting and said mounting flange having a valve monitoring sensor operatively positioned therewith, said sensor being settable in one state when said mounting and said mounting flange are in assembled relationship to each other but being configured to change from said one state if there is a separation of the fastened connection of the mounting and said mounting flange, whereby a change in state from said one state can be used to monitor a separation of the assembled relationship of said mounting and said mounting flange and trigger an alarm condition,
wherein said gear driven link has a gate position sensor associated therewith so that said gate position sensor can be in one state when the gate is in an opened condition, and which can change from said one state when said gate is moved towards a closed condition,
whereby a change of state from said one state can be used to monitor a closing of said gate and trigger an alarm condition.

US Pat. No. 10,188,882

COMPONENT FOR FITTING TO A SAFETY HARNESS

Marco Einhaus, Wessling ...

1. A component for being attachable to a safety harness for a human user for at least partially keeping free the femoral vein of the user, the component comprising:a carrier structure;
two leg harness pads attached to the carrier structure with such a distance to each other, that a leg harness pad-free portion of the carrier structure, which remains between the leg harness pads is configured to keep a femoral vein of the user at least partially free, in a state of the component attached to the safety harness, when the user has put on the safety harness; and
a detachable fixing mechanism which is attached or attachable to the carrier structure, for detachably fixing the component to the safety harness,
wherein the leg harness pads are formed wedge-shaped, such that respective front faces of the wedge-shaped leg harness pads are facing each other with the leg harness pad-free portion in between.

US Pat. No. 10,188,880

FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR A BREATHING APPARATUS

Cleanspace IP Pty Ltd, A...

1. A filter assembly for a breathing apparatus, the filter assembly comprising:a frame defining an aperture dimensioned to receive and retain a filter element;
a cover connected to the frame and dimensioned to cover the aperture;
a filter element; and
an indicator for indicating when the filter element is retained in the filter frame and the cover is arranged across the aperture, the indicator including a tab extending from each of the filter frame and the filter element;
wherein one of the tabs is arranged to overlay and substantially cover the other tab when the filter element is retained in the filter frame.

US Pat. No. 10,188,848

NEEDLELESS VALVE INFECTION PREVENTION AND PRE-OPENING DEVICE

CareFusion 303, Inc., Sa...

1. A device for use with a female needleless connector, the device comprising:a housing comprising:
a chamber having a proximal wall;
a side-wall extending from the proximal wall toward a distal opening configured to fit over a proximal end of the female needleless connector; and
an elongate finger extending within the chamber from the proximal wall toward the distal opening,
wherein an outer surface of the elongate finger comprises an undercut that extends from the proximal wall toward the distal end of the elongate finger, and
wherein the side-wall extends beyond a distal end of the elongate finger such that the elongate finger extends into and opens a fluid path through the female needleless connector when the distal opening is distally advanced over the female needleless connector.

US Pat. No. 10,188,839

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR BYPASSING AN ANASTOMOSIS SITE

Colospan Ltd., Kfar-Saba...

1. An apparatus for delivery of a device into a hollow organ comprising:(a) an elongated tube having proximal and distal openings and being configured for carrying the device on a distal portion thereof; and
(b) a tubular net structure for covering said distal portion of said elongated tube, said tubular net structure being at least partially covered by, and separate from, an elastic constraining tube, said tubular net structure and said elastic constraining tube being retrievable into said elongated tube through said distal opening such that when the device is mounted on said distal portion and covered by said tubular net structure and said tubular net structure is partially covered and constrained by said elastic constraining tube, retrieval of said tubular net structure and said elastic constraining tube into said elongated tube uncovers the device for delivery into the hollow organ, wherein said tubular net structure is configured for reducing friction between said elastic constraining tube and the device thereby facilitating uncovering of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,834

ADJUSTABLE BENT SHEATH TUBE

Lifetech Scientific (Shen...

1. An adjustable bend sheath tube, comprising a tube body having a distal end and a proximal end, a traction mechanism and a fixing and connecting mechanism; the traction mechanism comprising an anchor ring and a traction wire: the anchor ring being coaxially embedded in a distal elastic segment of the tube body; the traction wire being arranged in a side wall of the tube body, and extending along the axial direction of the tube body; the traction wire comprising a first segment and a second segment which are axially parallel with each other, the first and second segments having a distal end that are connected to each other by a bending portion, with the first segment connected to the fixing and connecting mechanism near the proximal end of the tube body, and with the bending portion extending around the anchor ring to hook the anchor ring, wherein the tube body is provided with first and second independent traction wire channels which are parallel to each other and extend along the axial direction of the tube body, each traction wire channel having a lumen defined by a luminal wall, with the first segment of the traction wire extending inside the first traction wire channel and the second segment of the traction wire extending inside the second traction wire channel, wherein the first and second segments are separated by the luminal walls of the first and second traction wire channels;wherein the first and second traction wire channels are positioned side-by-side from the proximal end of the tube body to the distal end of the tube body along a same side of the tube body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,831

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CATHETER TIP PLACEMENT USING ECG

AngioDynamics, Inc., Lat...

1. A method comprising the steps of:acquiring a plurality of surface ECG signals from at least one surface ECG electrode and a plurality of intravascular ECG signals from an intravascular ECG electrode, the intravascular ECG electrode configured to be coaxially surrounded by a peripherally inserted catheter, the at least one surface ECG electrode and the intravascular ECG electrode configured to be connected to a central processing unit (CPU);
generating an averaged surface ECG signal from the plurality of surface ECG signals and an averaged intravascular ECG signal from the plurality of intravascular ECG signals;
determining a first fiducial point by identifying a first extremum within the averaged surface ECG signal;
establishing a first ECG search window between a first predetermined value and a second predetermined value, both the first predetermined value and the second predetermined value being offset from the first fiducial point;
determining a second fiducial point by identifying a second extremum within the first ECG search window;
establishing a second ECG search window by identifying a first local extremum on a first side of the second fiducial point and a second local extremum on a second side of the second fiducial point;
applying the second ECG search window to the averaged intravascular ECG signal to generate an intravascular ECG search window;
moving the intravascular ECG electrode from a first location to a second location; and
displaying on a display in communication with the CPU, a graphical instruction to a user to advance or retract the intravascular ECG electrode, the graphical instruction to the user to advance or retract the intravascular ECG electrode is in response to the user moving the intravascular ECG electrode from the first location to the second location.

US Pat. No. 10,188,823

CONTINUOUS HIGH PRESSURE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A drug delivery system, comprising:an aerosol generator unit comprising (i) a capillary passage adapted to at least partially volatilize a liquid formulation, the capillary passage having a capillary passage inlet and a capillary passage outlet, (ii) a first heater body operable to heat the capillary passage to a temperature range effective to at least partially volatilize the liquid formulation in the capillary passage, the capillary passage being fitted within the first heater body, (iii) a second heater body arranged to be remote to the capillary passage and the first heater body, and (iv) at least one gas passage arranged such that gas is heated by the second heater body to produce a heated gas, the at least one gas passage having a gas passage inlet and a gas passage outlet, and wherein the at least one gas passage is separated from the capillary passage and the first heater body;
a pumping unit adapted to supply the liquid formulation to the aerosol generator unit;
an aerosol confinement member arranged at a distal end of the first heater body and configured to capture aerosols produced by the capillary passage;
a flow passage having an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet of the aerosol confinement member and an outlet end adapted for connection to a patient interface which supplies ventilation to a patient's lungs; and
the aerosol confinement member connecting the capillary passage outlet and the gas passage outlet, wherein the capillary passage outlet is configured to inject the aerosols produced by the capillary passage into the aerosol confinement member and the gas passage outlet is configured to inject the gas heated by the second heater body into the aerosol confinement member, and wherein the aerosol confinement member is arranged to mix the aerosols produced by the capillary passage with the heated gas in a manner that reduces condensation of aerosol to produce a mixed aerosol and operable to direct the mixed aerosol into the inlet end of the flow passage.

US Pat. No. 10,188,818

RESPIRATORY MASK

Intersurgical AG, Vaduz ...

1. A respiratory mask for delivering inspiratory gas to a wearer, the mask comprising a mask body shaped to define a cavity adapted to fit about the mouth and nose of the patient, wherein the mask body comprises a nose cavity portion and a mouth cavity portion, the mask body being shaped such that the maximum depth of the cavity defined by the nose portion is greater than the depth of the cavity defined by the mouth portion, the nose cavity portion comprising an inspiratory gas inlet port and the mouth cavity portion comprising an expiratory gas monitoring port, at a location spaced from the inlet port, wherein the gas monitoring port is an inlet of a port connector formation depending from the mask body, and wherein said port connector formation is integral with the mask body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,797

PHARMACEUTICAL INJECTION DEVICE

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A pharmaceutical injection device, comprising:a main body case having a first end side, the first end side having an injection needle mounting portion and an injection needle mounted to the injection needle mounting portion;
a pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion that is provided inside the main body case and to which a pharmaceutical syringe is mounted;
a piston that is provided movably with respect to the pharmaceutical syringe;
a drive mechanism configured to drive the piston;
a cover that covers the injection needle mounting portion in an opened or closed state wherein, in the opened state of the cover, the injection needle mounting portion is exposed to an outside while the cover is still attached to the first end side of the main body case;
a stepped part that is formed on a rear side of the injection needle in a piercing direction; and
an opening and closing mechanism for the cover, provided on the first end side of the main body case,
wherein, in the opened state of the cover, a distal end face of the stepped part on an injection needle side is positioned at substantially a same height as a front of the cover, and a surface of the cover is a face that is configured to come into contact with a skin of a patient at an outer peripheral position of the injection needle mounting portion,
wherein, in the closed state of the cover, the injection needle mounting portion is not exposed to the outside while the cover is still attached to the first end side of the main body case, and
wherein the opening and closing mechanism includes:
a first slide pin provided near the cover on an injection needle mounting portion side of the cover;
a first slide groove configured to guide a sliding of the first slide pin in an outer peripheral direction of the injection needle mounting portion;
a first slide spring configured to bias the first slide pin in a closing direction of the cover;
a second slide pin provided on an outer peripheral side of the injection needle mounting portion;
a second slide groove configured to guide a sliding of the second slide pin in the outer peripheral direction of the injection needle mounting portion; and
a second slide spring that is in communication with the second slide pin and is configured to bias in the closing direction of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,188,778

ARTIFICIAL HEART

Stephen K. Shu, Irvine, ...

1. An artificial heart, comprising:an outer housing comprising a right heart valve plate and a left heart valve plate spaced axially apart by a first bellows spring and a second bellows spring;
a solenoid connected to a first drive coil and a second drive coil, the first drive coil operably connected to the right heart valve plate and the second drive coil operably connected to the left heart valve plate;
a magnet operably connected to a plate structure spaced axially between the first drive coil and the second drive coil, the magnet operably connected to a first end of the first bellows spring and a first end of the second bellows spring, the magnet configured to move axially upon activation of the first drive coil and the second drive coil resulting in conversion of electrical energy to mechanical energy, thereby axially elongating one of the first bellows spring and the second bellows spring and simultaneously contracting the other of the first bellows spring and the second bellows spring resulting in the release of energy, moving blood in or out of the artificial heart by movement of the plate structure;
at least one sensor configured to determine at least one of the position, velocity, and direction of travel of the magnet; and
a servomechanism controller configured to receive data from the sensor and control power to the first drive coil and the second drive coil, thereby actuating the magnet and the plate structure.

US Pat. No. 10,188,765

SUPER DRY FOG GENERATOR

HUBEI HOPE PHARMACEUTICAL...

1. A super dry fog generator comprising a liquid-storage device, an atomization device, an air-blower and a dry separation device; wherein the dry separation device comprises a top and a bottom, and an opening on the top; wherein the dry separation device is above the liquid-storage device and connected with the liquid-storage device; wherein the atomization device is located at an exterior of the liquid-storage device and comprises two ends; wherein the two ends of the atomization device are connected with the air-blower and an interior of the dry separation device, respectively; wherein the atomization device is connected with the liquid-storage device, and a liquid entering into an interior of the atomization device is blown into the interior of the dry separation device by the air-blower, wherein the dry separation device comprises at least two connected cavity structures; and wherein the bottom of the dry separation device is joined to a top of the liquid-storage device and connected with an interior of the liquid-storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,677

IRON SUPPLEMENT COMPOSITION

THE D DROPS COMPANY INC.,...

1. A composition consisting of:a non-encapsulated iron salt; and
a carrier of a digestible edible oil that is a liquid at 20° C.

US Pat. No. 10,188,658

THERAPEUTIC USE OF DIAMINOPHENOTHIAZINES

WisTa Laboratories Ltd., ...

1. A method of treating a cognitive or CNS disorder in a patient, comprising orally administering to said patient a delayed-release formulation of a dosage unit containinga 3,7-diaminophenothiazine (DAPTZ) compound in stable crystalline reduced form as active ingredient, selected from compounds of the following formula and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:
wherein:each of R1 and R9 is independently selected from: —H;
each of R3NA and R3NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of R7NA and R7NB is independently selected from: —H, C2-4alkenyl, and halogenated C1-4alkyl;
each of HX1 and HX2 is independently a protic acid, wherein X1 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX1, and X2 is an element or compound forming the conjugate base of the protic acid HX2; and
wherein if any of HX1 and HX2 are hydrohalic acids, then each are independently selected from HCl or HBr,wherein the delayed-release formulation releases less than 50% of the compound in 6 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,188,626

STABILIZED CABAZITAXEL FORMULATIONS

Cipla Limited, Mumbai (I...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising a compound having the formula:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and at least one solubilizer comprising a caprylocaproyl polyoxylglyceride, wherein the composition is injectable, further comprising albumin.

US Pat. No. 10,188,618

TREATMENT OF CANCER WITH SPECIFIC RXR AGONISTS

IO Therapeutics, Inc., S...

1. A method of treating a hematologic malignancy, wherein the hematologic malignancy is a leukemia or a lymphoma, comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment a retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonist at a dose below its Retinoic Acid Receptor (RAR) activating threshold and at or above its RXR effective dose, the RXR agonist has a chemical structure
where R is H, lower alkyl or 1 to 6 carbons, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound, and the dose of the RXR agonist is from about 0.1 to about 20 mg/m2/day.

US Pat. No. 10,188,570

METHOD OF REDUCING SURGEON FATIGUE DURING AN OPERATION WHILE REDUCING COLLECTION OF FLUIDS FROM THE OPERATION ON THE FLOOR OF THE OPERATING ROOM BY ABSORBING FLUIDS LEAKING ONTO THE FLOOR OF THE OPERATING ROOM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

XODUS MEDICAL, INC., , PA...

1. An absorbent, anti-fatigue operating room mat comprising:a support layer to be disposed on the floor of an operating room during performance of an operating room procedure;
a fluid-resistant layer being disposed on top of said support layer during performance of an operating room procedure;
a fluid-absorbent layer being disposed on top of said fluid-resistant layer during performance of an operating room procedure;
a shock-absorbing layer being disposed on top of said fluid-absorbent layer during performance of an operating room procedure;
said shock-absorbing layer comprising shock-absorbing foam material to absorb shocks and reduce fatigue on operating room personnel standing on said anti-fatigue operating room mat;
said shock-absorbing layer comprising holes to permit passage of operating room fluids, generated during performance of an operating room procedure, through said shock-absorbing layer and to said fluid-absorbent layer;
said fluid-absorbent layer comprising a fluid-absorbent material to absorb, capture, contain, and retain operating room fluids that pass through said holes in said shock-absorbing layer to thereby minimize deposition of the operating room fluids on the floor of an operating room;
said fluid-resistant layer comprising a fluid-resistant material to resist the passage of operating room fluids, not absorbed by said fluid-absorbent layer, through and out of said anti-fatigue operating room mat; and
said support layer comprising an anti-skid material to minimize or prevent unwanted sliding or skidding of the anti-fatigue operating room mat on the floor of an operating room during performance of an operating room procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,188,566

LIFTING MECHANISM

ACCORA LIMITED, (GB)

1. A lifting assembly comprising:a telescopic post assembly including a first tubular member, a second tubular member slidingly engaged with the first tubular member, and a third tubular member slidingly engaged with the second tubular member, the first, second and third tubular members being coaxial;
an actuator configured to move the second tubular member axially with respect to the first tubular member; and
a pulley mechanism comprising:
a first wheel rotatably mounted at a first end of the second tubular member;
a second wheel rotatably mounted at a second end of the second tubular member;
a first length of cable having a first end fixed to the first tubular member and a second end fixed to the third tubular member, the first length of cable being engaged with the first wheel; and
a second length of cable having a first end fixed to the first tubular member and a second end fixed to the third tubular member, the second length of cable being engaged with the second wheel,
wherein the pulley mechanism is arranged such that the movement of the third tubular member relative to the first tubular member is at a greater speed than the movement of the second tubular member relative to the first tubular member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,540

SACROILIAC BELT

BRACE FIT LLC, Owariasah...

1. A sacroiliac belt comprising a belt pair that forms a pelvic holding loop to hold a user's pelvis from a buttock side or a lumbar back side, entirely wrapping the pelvis, the belt pair comprising:a ring-shaped ilium belt (A) configured to be wound around the user's waist, surrounding the user's right and left ilia; and
a second belt selected from:
either a buttock belt (B1) configured to be wound around the user's waist passing under the user's buttocks, lifting up the buttocks; or
a lumbar belt (B2) configured to be wound around the user's waist passing the user's lumbar back, which is a back side of the user's lumbar curve located immediately above the pelvis, wherein:
the second belt is shorter than the ilium belt,
the sacroiliac belt comprises rings at both ends of the second belt,
while the ilium belt placed through the rings, the both ends of the second belt each connected to the ilium belt in a pair of connection areas placed inside both ends of the ilium belt through a reversible connection through which the both ends of the second belt are reversibly connected to the pair of connection areas on the ilium belt via touch fasteners that consist of first and second components, the first components attached in the connection areas on the ilium belt, the second components attached on the both ends of the second belt the first components have widths within which positions of connection between the first and second components are adjustable,
the second belt comprises:
a band-shaped main portion;
the rings, and
a pair of connection portions each comprising the second components of the touch fasteners, and connected to both ends of the main portion via the rings,the both ends of the main portion and the connection portions each attached to the rings in a movable manner along rims of the rings, andthe rings are placed more inside the both ends of the second belt than the second components are.

US Pat. No. 10,188,517

INVERSION DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR A PROSTHESIS

HLT, Inc., Maple Grove, ...

1. A method for inverting an invertible device comprising:advancing a first predetermined length of an invertible device distally from a delivery catheter, thereby establishing a target position;
limiting movement of said first predetermined length of said invertible device, thereby keeping said first predetermined length at said target position; and,
distally advancing a second predetermined length of said invertible device from said catheter so as to invert said second predetermined length into said first predetermined length.

US Pat. No. 10,188,504

WHIPSTITCHED GRAFT CONSTRUCT AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

ARTHREX, INC., Naples, F...

1. A method of forming a graft, comprising:forming a stitched region in a tendon strand by threading a suture loop/needle construct through the tendon strand and advancing the suture loop/needle construct in a direction toward an end of the tendon strand, wherein the suture loop/needle construct includes a continuous suture loop attached to a needle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,498

EMBOLUS BLOOD CLOT FILTER DELIVERY SYSTEM

C. R. BARD, INC., Murray...

1. A blood filter delivery apparatus for delivery to a blood vessel having a vessel wall comprising:a) a catheter having a free end portion with a catheter opening and a catheter lumen that communicates with said catheter opening;
b) a filter and positioning assembly positioned within the catheter in a storage position wherein said assembly comprises an assembly member and a filter having a head and multiple filter leg members connected to the head;
c) a pusher that engages the assembly inside the catheter lumen, wherein the assembly member has an assembly member distal end adapted to engage one or more said filter leg members and a proximal end disposed within the catheter to define a stored position;
d) wherein the filter is positioned in between the catheter opening and the positioning assembly in said storage position; and
e) wherein the positioning assembly and filter are movable between said storage position within the catheter lumen and a preliminary dispensed position wherein said head is positioned distally of the filter legs and the catheter and at least some of the filter leg members are configured to engage the vessel wall while at least a portion of some of the filter leg members remain inside the catheter lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,188,497

IMPLANT CONVEYING DEVICE AND IMPLANTED MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

Lifetech Scientific (Shen...

1. An assembly, comprising:an implant for occluding a defect, the implant having a meshed body defining a through hole; and
an implant conveying device for delivering the implant to a treatment location, wherein the conveying device comprises a pusher, a control component, a connecting wire and a control wire;
the pusher, of which one end is connected to the control component, comprising a tube cavity and a lock hole communicated with the tube cavity;
one end of the control wire is connected to the control component, and the other end thereof is capable of being driven by the control component to be movably accommodated in the tube cavity of the pusher;
one end of the connecting wire is connected to the pusher or to the control component, and the other end thereof has a ring that extends through the through hole of the meshed body of the implant and then entering the lock hole; and
the control wire is capable of being driven by the control component to pass through the ring of the connecting wire to connect the implant with the conveying device, and the control wire is also capable of being driven by the control component to be disengaged from the ring of the connecting wire to release the implant so as to deliver the implant to the treatment location, wherein the conveying device is separated from the implant after the control wire is disengaged from the ring and the connecting wire is removed from the treatment location.

US Pat. No. 10,188,456

ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY FOR RF ENERGY ENABLED TISSUE DEBRIDEMENT DEVICE

Medtronic Xomed, Inc., J...

1. A blade assembly extending from a proximal region to a distal region, comprising:an outer shaft assembly including an outer shaft defining a lumen extending along a central axis, an outer circumference, a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end, wherein the distal end defines a cutting window in the outer shaft assembly and a first electrode surface;
an inner shaft assembly rotatably disposed within the lumen of the outer shaft assembly about the central axis, the inner shaft assembly defining a distal portion, the distal portion further including a cutting tip;
an electrode body extending along the outer circumference and electrically isolated from the outer shaft, the electrode body defining a U-shape in cross section with respect to a plane that is perpendicular to the central axis and a second electrode surface spaced apart from the first electrode surface;
a hub rotatably supporting the outer shaft and the electrode body, wherein upon rotation of the hub about the central axis, the outer shaft and the electrode body rotate about the central axis;
a rotary electrical connection assembly comprising an outer connector and an inner connector rotatably disposed within the outer connector, the inner connector electrically connected to the electrode body;
an irrigation channel fluidly coupled with the hub and configured to deliver fluid from the proximal region to the distal region; and
wherein each of the outer connector, the inner connector and the electrode body are formed of a conductive material and extend a respective length in a direction parallel to the central axis, and further wherein, when viewed in cross section along an entirety of the respective length and with respect to the plane that is perpendicular to the central axis, each define a maximum distance from the central axis that includes conductive material such that, for a circle having an origin at the central axis and a circumference at the maximum distance, there exists at least one sector of the circle free of conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,188,452

SINGLE ACTION TISSUE SEALER

COVIDIEN AG, (CH)

1. A bipolar forceps, comprising:a housing;
an elongated shaft extending from the housing;
an end effector coupled to a distal end of the elongated shaft, the end effector including a first jaw member and a second jaw member, at least one of the first and second jaw members movable relative to the other jaw member between an open position and a closed position;
a drive assembly disposed within the housing and selectively movable to actuate at least one of the first or second jaw members;
a cutting assembly disposed within the housing and selectively actuatable to advance a knife blade through at least one of the first or second jaw members; and
a handle assembly including:
a fixed handle extending from the housing and having a flexible latch detent and a detent rib each disposed within the fixed handle;
a movable handle pivotable relative to the fixed handle; and
a flange having a first end connected to the movable handle and a second end disposed within the fixed handle and adjacent the flexible latch detent, wherein a first movement of the movable handle causes the second end of the flange to engage the flexible latch detent indicating an end of a tissue sealing stage, and wherein continued movement of the movable handle causes the second end of the flange to engage the detent rib indicating an actuation of the cutting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,188,451

VESSEL SEALER AND DIVIDER FOR USE WITH SMALL TROCARS AND CANNULAS

COVIDIEN AG, (CH)

1. An endoscopic bipolar forceps, comprising:an end effector assembly including a movable jaw member and a fixed jaw member , the movable jaw member movable relative to the fixed jaw member, the movable jaw member including a flange; and
a tubular reciprocating sleeve having a distal end defining a scoop-like support member, the scoop-like support member having an inner surface defining a channel that slidably receives a proximal end of the fixed jaw member, the inner surface of the scoop-like support member extending from a first lateral side of the fixed jaw member to a second lateral side of the fixed jaw member, the scoop-like support member defining an aperture therein at a distal end thereof configured to receive a portion of the flange of the movable jaw member, the scoop-like support member slidable in a proximal direction relative to the proximal end of the fixed jaw member to move the movable jaw member relative to the fixed jaw member from a first position, wherein the movable jaw member is disposed in spaced relation relative to the fixed jaw member, to a second position, wherein the movable jaw member is closer to the fixed jaw member,
wherein each of the movable and fixed jaw members is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the movable and fixed jaw members are capable of conducting energy through tissue grasped therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,188,411

EVERTING BALLOON FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

CALCULA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A device for removing a kidney stone from a urinary tract in a human or animal subject, the device comprising:a handle;
a retention member slider coupled with the handle;
an elongate, flexible, outer shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the outer shaft defines a longitudinal axis extending between the distal and proximal ends;
a lumen wall protection member shaft coaxially disposed within the outer shaft;
an inflatable balloon, comprising:
a proximal attachment portion coupled with the distal end of the outer shaft;
a proximal tapered portion immediately adjacent the proximal attachment portion, having a first longitudinal length, measured along the longitudinal axis;
a central cylindrical portion immediately adjacent the proximal tapered portion, having a second longitudinal length, measured along the longitudinal axis;
a distal tapered portion immediately adjacent the central cylindrical portion, having a third longitudinal length, measured along the longitudinal axis; and
a distal attachment portion immediately adjacent the distal tapered portion, coupled with a distal end of the lumen wall protection member shaft,
wherein the second longitudinal length is longer than the first longitudinal length, and the first longitudinal length is longer than the third longitudinal length;
at least one eversion feature configured to facilitate preferential eversion of the distal tapered portion of the inflatable balloon into an inside of the balloon, rather than the proximal tapered portion, wherein the at least one eversion feature comprises a greater thickness of material on the proximal tapered portion as compared to the distal tapered portion; and
an expandable obstruction retention member extending coaxially within the lumen wall protection member shaft and attached proximally to the retention member slider.

US Pat. No. 10,188,377

SEMI-AUTOMATIC SUTURING MACHINE

Ruchi Patel, Princeton J...

1. A suturing device comprising:a. a driver arm and receiver arm, each comprising a distal end and a proximal end, said driver and receiver arms connected by a hinge at their proximal ends, said hinge being configured to allow said distal ends of said driver arm and said receiver arm to converge and separate through rotation about said hinge while keeping said proximal ends of both arms affixed to each other;
b. one or more suture units capable of securing wound tissue housed in a crimped anchor loading system, said suture units comprising a length of suture material having a proximal end and a distal end, a fixed anchor attached to said proximal end of the suture, and a needle attached to the distal end of the suture;
c. a center assembly attached to the distal end of the receiver arm and in communication with the driver arm, said center assembly comprising, a suture unit loading system, the crimped anchor loading system, a crimped anchor fastening system, and needle disposing system;
d. wherein the driver arm and receiver are configured to be actuated to engage a gear system within the center assembly, thereby driving a suture unit through two edges of tissue until the fixed anchor abuts against the tissue, securing said edges of tissue by fastening a crimped anchor onto the distal end of the suture, disjoining the distal end of the suture from the needle; disposing of the needle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,366

X-RAY IRRADIATION CONTROLLING DEVICE

Rayence Co., Ltd., Gyeon...

1. An X-ray irradiation controlling device comprising:a pre-shot radiography condition determiner determining a radiography condition;
a reference pixel value acquirer acquiring a reference pixel value from a pre-shot radiograph obtained under the pre-shot radiography condition;
an interrelation acquirer acquiring interrelation between a radiography condition and a radiograph signal on the basis of the reference pixel value; and
a main-shot radiography condition determiner determining a main-shot radiography condition using the interrelation,
wherein the radiography condition is a radiation dose, and
wherein the main-shot radiography condition determiner determines the main-shot radiography condition such that the reference pixel value shows a desired target pixel value in a main-shot radiograph obtained under the main-shot radiography condition.

US Pat. No. 10,188,364

RADIATION IMAGING CONTROL APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A radiation imaging control apparatus comprising:a managing unit configured to, in a case where a radiation imaging apparatus performs wireless communication, manage whether to operate the radiation imaging control apparatus controlling the radiation imaging apparatus as a master unit or a slave unit; and
an obtaining unit configured to, in a case where the radiation imaging control apparatus operates as the slave unit when performing the wireless communication with the radiation imaging apparatus, obtain reception information of radio wave in the radiation imaging control apparatus,
wherein at least one of the managing unit and the obtaining unit is implemented by a central processing unit, a memory and a communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,188,359

INTRA-ORAL SENSOR, CRADLE, AND INTRA-ORAL SENSING SYSTEM

Rayence Co., Ltd., Gyeon...

1. An intra-oral sensing system, comprising:an intra-oral sensor including a data connector transmitting projection data and a charging connector receiving electric power for charging; and
a cradle providing a mounting space to mount the intra-oral sensor therein, the cradle including: a data receiving terminal configured to transmit the projection data, a charging terminal configured to supply the electric power, and a sterilizer sterilizing the intra-oral sensor wherein the data receiving terminal is connected to the data connector and the charging terminal is connected to the charging connector while the intra-oral sensor is in the mounting space.

US Pat. No. 10,188,356

RADIATION SYSTEMS

VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, I...

1. A radiation system, comprising:a treatment device having a structure, and a first radiation source coupled to the structure, wherein the first radiation source is configured to rotate about an axis and to deliver a treatment radiation beam;
a rail system associated with the structure; and
a MRI device moveably coupled to the rail system;
wherein the rail system is configured to guide the MRI device from a first position to a second position, the second position being closer to the treatment device than the first position;
wherein the treatment device is at an operative position for delivering the treatment radiation beam; and
wherein when the treatment device is at the operative position, and when the MRI device is at the second position, the MRI device is next to the treatment device so that a spacing between the MRI device and treatment device is less than a thickness of the MRI device or the treatment device, and the MRI device is behind the treatment device along the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,188,354

PATIENT STATUS NOTIFICATION DEVICE, NOTIFICATION METHOD IN PATIENT STATUS NOTIFICATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM

PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD., ...

1. A system for monitoring patient status, comprising:at least one sensor that automatically and continuously acquires biological data from a patient;
a plurality of destination terminal devices; and
a controller configured to:
continuously receive biological data from the at least one sensor;
compare currently received biological data with one or more threshold values;
trigger a first alarm message at a first destination terminal device if the currently received biological data is determined to be outside of a first range based on the comparison with the one or more threshold values;
trigger a second alarm message at a second destination terminal device if the currently received biological data is determined to be outside of a second range based on the comparison with the one or more threshold values;
wherein the second range includes the first range, and the first destination terminal device is different from the second destination terminal device,
wherein the one or more threshold values compared with the received biological data are selected based on an associated patient identifier, a type of the currently received biological data and a notice setting in an alarm notice level table.

US Pat. No. 10,188,324

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, SENSOR DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing system comprising:a shock sensor;
processing circuitry configured to, for each of plural shock events,
receive input data from the shock sensor which outputs data defining a respective shock event,
receive time-series data output from a motion sensor that senses motion of an object, the shock sensor having a greater dynamic range in acceleration than the motion sensor,
set a length of a pre-shock portion of a target segment of the time-series data as a length of the longest pre-shock portion among plural predetermined motion patterns,
set a length of a post-shock portion of the target segment as a length of the longest post-shock portion among the plural predetermined motion patterns,
identify the target segment according to the defined respective shock event and the set lengths of the pre-shock portion and the post-shock portion,
identify an impact position on the object, and
identify the motion of the object as one of the plural predetermined motion patterns based on the identified target segment of the time-series data and a stored dictionary defining each of the plural predetermined motion patterns; and
a display configured to notify a user of the identified one of the plural predetermined motion patterns and display an impact position indicator on the object which is in an orientation corresponding to an actual orientation of the object at a time of impact based on the identified one of the plural predetermined motion patterns and the identified impact position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,319

METHOD OF PRODUCING A FOOT ORTHOTIC THROUGH 3D PRINTING USING FOOT PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS AND MATERIAL HARDNESS AND/OR STRUCTURE TO UNLOAD FOOT PRESSURE

AETREX WORLDWIDE, INC., ...

1. A method for 3D-printing an orthotic or insole, the method comprising:receiving pressure-point data or information of a foot using a pressure-analysis device;
generating 3D printer input data or information for configuring a 3D printing device to print the orthotic or insole comprising a plurality of compression cells at particular locations of the orthotic or insole correlated to locations represented by the pressure-point data or information of the foot, each compression cell having a physical structure or material adapted to produce an underfoot pressure response based on a measured pressure at a corresponding location represented by the pressure-point data or information; and
causing the 3D printing device to print the orthotic or insole based on the generated 3D printer input data or information.

US Pat. No. 10,188,307

SHIELDED MULTI-CHANNEL EEG HEADSET SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Bio-Signal Group Corp., ...

1. An EEG sensor headset comprising:a plurality of electrodes;
an elongated central strip defining one or more electrode-ports and including at least some of the plurality of electrodes and a first connector, the elongated central strip being sized to cover at least a portion of a center line from a nasal bridge to a spinal column of a patient, and being at least partially coated with a first adhesive on a patient side;
an anterior member including a first left wing and a first right wing, each of the first left wing and the first right wing extending from the central strip, the first left wing and the first right wing each having at least two of the plurality of electrodes, at least a portion of the anterior member being coated with the first adhesive on the patient side; a left-end portion of the first left wing and a right-end portion of the first right wing being coated with a second adhesive on the patient side;
a second anterior member including a second left wing and a second right wing each having an electrode of the plurality of the electrodes, each of the second left wing and the second right wing extending from the central strip; at least a portion of the second anterior member being coated with the first adhesive on the patient side, a left-end portion of the second left wing and a right-end portion of the second right wing being coated with the second adhesive on the patient side;
a right side member extending from the central strip and including an electrode of the plurality of electrodes, at least a portion of the right side member being coated with the first adhesive on the patient side;
a right contact member coupled to the right side member by a first lateral flex joint, the right contact member being coated with the second adhesive on the patient side;
a left side member extending from the central strip and including an electrode of the plurality of electrodes; a portion of the left side member being coated with the first adhesive on the patient side;
a left contact member coupled to the left side portion by a second lateral flex joint, the left contact member being coated with the second adhesive on the patient side;
a posterior member coated with the first adhesive on the patient side, the posterior member including:
a third left wing extending from the central strip and having at least three of the plurality of electrodes on the patient side, and an upper and a lower external adhesion location coated with the second adhesive on an outer side opposite the patient side, and
a third right wing extending from the central strip and having at least three of the plurality of electrodes on the patient side, and an upper and a lower external adhesion location coated with the second adhesive on the outer side;
the first connector disposed between the anterior member and the posterior member, the first connector electrically coupled to at least some of the plurality of electrodes by respective traces, the first connector including a terminal corresponding to respective electrodes; and
a shield plane including at least a portion coupled to the central strip, the shield plane coupled to a flexible outer substrate opposite the patient side, the flexible outer substrate providing a dielectric material disposed between the shield plane and the plurality of electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,188,303

HEMODYNAMIC MONITOR AND METHOD OF HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING

LIDCO Group PLC, London ...

1. An apparatus for determining stroke volume comprising:an input for receiving an arterial pressure waveform;
means arranged to define a start point within the arterial pressure waveform at a beginning of a systolic arterial pressure increase due to a ventricular contraction phase of a heart beat;
means arranged to determine an end point of the heart beat for the purpose of calculating stroke volume by
determining whether there is a part or point of the arterial pressure waveform that has substantially the same arterial pressure value as said starting point,
responsive to said arterial pressure value at said starting point being regained, setting the end point to be the part or point of the arterial pressure waveform that has substantially the same arterial pressure value as said starting point, and
responsive to said arterial pressure value at said starting point not being regained, extrapolating the end point of the heart beat to a point where the arterial pressure waveform has substantially the same arterial pressure value as said starting point to define the end point;
means arranged to calculate a stroke volume from a part of the arterial pressure waveform or of the extrapolated arterial pressure waveform between the start point and the end point; and
an output means and configured to output, via the output means, an indication of at least one of a current stroke volume, a current heart rate, a number of previous stroke volumes and a number of previous heart rates.

US Pat. No. 10,188,299

SYSTEM CONFIGURED FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS

Omni Medsci, Inc., Ann A...

1. A system comprising:a light source comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes, each of the light emitting diodes configured to generate an output optical beam having one or more optical wavelengths, wherein at least a portion of the one or more optical wavelengths is a near-infrared wavelength between 700 nanometers and 2500 nanometers;
a lens positioned to receive at least a portion of at least one of the output optical beams and to deliver a lens output beam to tissue;
a detection system located to receive at least a portion of the lens output beam reflected from the tissue and configured to generate an output signal based on the received portion of the lens output beam reflected from the tissue, the output signal having a signal-to-noise ratio, wherein the detection system is further configured to be synchronized to the light source;
a personal device comprising a wireless receiver, a wireless transmitter, a display, a microphone, a speaker, one or more buttons or knobs, a microprocessor, and a touch screen, the personal device configured to receive and process at least a portion of the output signal, wherein the personal device is configured to store and display the processed output signal, and wherein at least a portion of the processed output signal is configured to be transmitted over a wireless transmission link; and
a remote device configured to receive over the wireless transmission link an output status comprising the at least a portion of the processed output signal, to process the received output status to generate processed data, and to store the processed data;
wherein the output signal is indicative of one or more physiological parameters, and the remote device is configured to store a history of at least a portion of the one or more physiological parameters over a specified period of time;
the light source configured to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the output signal by increasing light intensity relative to an initial light intensity from at least one of the plurality of light emitting diodes and by increasing pulse rate relative to an initial pulse rate of at least one of the plurality of light emitting diodes;
wherein the detection system includes a plurality of spatially separated detectors, wherein at least one analog to digital converter is coupled to at least one of the spatially separated detectors and is configured to generate at least two data signals, and the system is configured to further improve the signal-to-noise ratio by differencing two of the at least two data signals; and
wherein the detection system further comprises one or more spectral filters positioned in front of at least some of the plurality of spatially separated detectors.

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. 10,188,286

TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE

KOWA COMPANY, LTD., (JP)...

1. A tomographic image capturing device comprising:a tomographic image capturing means that scans measurement light on a subject's eye fundus to capture tomographic images of the subject's eye fundus; and
an image processing means that compresses a picture of the captured tomographic images in a scan direction to generate a new tomographic picture.

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. 10,188,215

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. 10,188,202

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. 10,188,191

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. 10,188,175

BUCKLE ASSEMBLY AND RESPIRATORY MASK INCLUDING THE SAME

BESMED HEALTH BUSINESS CO...

1. A buckle assembly adapted for use in a respiratory mask, the respiratory mask including a mask body, said buckle assembly comprising:a female part adapted to be fixed to a side of the mask body, and including top and bottom walls and a curved vertical wall that extends between said top and bottom walls in a vertical direction and that cooperates with said top and bottom walls to define a first open recess thereamong, said top wall being formed with a top pivot hole and a top guiding groove that extends away from a periphery of said top pivot hole, said bottom wall being formed with a bottom pivot hole and a bottom guiding groove that extends away from a periphery of said bottom pivot hole, said bottom guiding groove being aligned with said top guiding groove along the vertical direction, said bottom pivot hole being aligned with said top pivot hole along the vertical direction, said curved vertical wall having a free end that extends between said top and bottom walls; and
a male part including an arm section and a hook section,
wherein the arm section includes a major surface that defines a plane and the hook section extends curvedly from said arm section about an axis substantially parallel to said plane such that an inner surface of a free end of the hook portion faces said plane whereby said hook section is U-shaped and defines a second open recess,
wherein the free end of the hook section is insertable into said first open recess in said female part, said free end of said hook section being formed with top and bottom pivot protrusions that are aligned with each other along the vertical direction and that are respectively slidable along said top and bottom guiding grooves into said top and bottom pivot holes, respectively, so as to bring said male part to detachably pivot relative to said female part between a first angular position, in which said free end of said curved vertical wall is disposed outwardly of said second open recess, and a second angular position, in which said free end of said curved vertical wall is disposed in said second open recess and in which said curved vertical wall and said hook section hook to each other,
and wherein upper and lower U-shaped slits are formed substantially parallel to and spaced apart from one another in the hook section and extending through said free end of said hook section to define within said hook section a center hook portion and an outer hook portion spaced apart from each end of the center hook portion, the center hook portion and outer hook portions each being curved about said axis, so as to permit elastic deformation of said free end of said hook section during insertion of said top and bottom pivot protrusions into said top and bottom pivot holes, said top and bottom pivot protrusions being removable respectively from said top and bottom pivot holes when said male part is pivoted from the second angular position to the first angular position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,171

ALIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR A CLEAT AND BASE ASSEMBLY

Speedplay, Inc., San Die...

1. A bicycle cleat assembly configured to be disposed on an underside of a shoe sole, the bicycle cleat assembly comprising:a forward cleat edge and a rearward cleat edge separated at a distance along a longitudinal axis of the bicycle cleat assembly, each of the forward cleat edge and rearward cleat edge having:
a center portion spanning the longitudinal axis, and opposing left and right ends;
opposing left and right sides connecting the forward cleat edge and the rearward cleat edge; and
a pair of guides, each extending from one of the opposing left and right ends of the forward cleat edge to define an expanded landing region for a bicycle pedal;
wherein each of the pair of guides extends forwardly beyond a forwardmost edge of the center portion of the forward cleat edge;
wherein each of the pair of guides further extends outwardly from one of the opposing left and right sides of the bicycle cleat assembly; and
wherein each of the pair of guides extends outwardly at an angle of from 95 degrees to 180 degrees from the forward cleat edge.

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. 10,188,155

GARMENT COMPRISING A MODULE WITH A REMOVABLE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY, FASTENED TO THE GARMENT THROUGH SUPPLE MAGNETIC MEANS

WEAR TRBL, Paris (FR)

1. A unit, in particular a garment, comprising:a supple-sheet support (100), in particular a textile support, including a cut-out (102) formed in an apparent region;
a flat electronic module (200), whose peripheral perimeter (202) is similar to the perimeter of the cut-out (102), and whose dimensions are greater than those of the cut-out so as to define with the latter an overlapping peripheral region (204), this module being arranged on an inner side of the support and comprising a circuit (208) supporting electronic components (212) and a display (206) visible from an outer side of the support, through the cut-out; and
magnetic means for attaching the module to the support when the module and the support are arranged opposite to each other in the overlapping peripheral region,characterized in that:the circuit (208) supporting electronic components (212) and the display (206) is a flexible circuit;
the support (100) comprises, around the cut-out at the inner side, a peripheral band (130) carrying a first magnetization pattern with ranges (132, 134, 136, 138) magnetized alternatively with a given magnetic polarity and with a reverse magnetic polarity; and
the module (200) includes at the periphery thereof a frame (230), of dimensions similar to those of the peripheral band of the support, carrying a second magnetization pattern with ranges (232, 234, 236, 238) magnetized alternatively with a given magnetic polarity and with a reverse magnetic polarity,
the second magnetization pattern being a reverse pattern, conjugated with respect to the first magnetization pattern, when the module and the support are arranged opposite to each other in the overlapping peripheral region.

US Pat. No. 10,188,148

ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEM

McNeil AB, Helsingborg (...

1. A system for generating a vapor from a liquid comprising:a) an electric heater having a body comprising at least one sidewall that defines an interior void, at least one inner surface, at least one outer surface, and a plurality of apertures through the at least one sidewall, the electric heater comprising an electrically resistive material contained within a heat diffusing material;
b) an elongate wick having a longitudinal axis, a first end, a second end, and an outer surface, the elongate wick comprising a durable elongate structure having a plurality of liquid-conducting features on the outer surface;wherein at least a portion of the liquid-conducting features of the elongate wick proximate the first end engage at least a portion of the at least one inner surface of the electric heater and at least a portion of the liquid-conducting features of the elongate wick are capable of conducting the liquid from a source proximate the second end of the wick along the outer surface of the elongate wick to the electric heater.

US Pat. No. 10,188,146

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE AND ATOMIZER DEVICE AND ATOMIZER ASSEMBLY THEREOF

SHENZHEN SMOORE TECHNOLOG...

1. An atomizer device (10), comprising an atomizer assembly (12); the atomizer assembly (12) comprising a connection tube (123) and an inner core assembly (124) arranged in the connection tube (123); the connection tube (123) defining a liquid inlet hole (1233) allowing liquid solution to flow into the connection tube (123); the inner core assembly (124) comprising a heater (1242) for heating and atomizing the liquid solution flowing into the connection tube (123); wherein the connection tube (123) comprises a first connection member (1231) and a second connection member (1232) detachably connected with the first connection member (1231); and the first connection member (1231) and the second connection member (1232) defines a receiving space in which the inner core assembly (124) is detachably arranged; the atomizer assembly (12) further comprises a conducible atomizer base (121), and the connection tube (123) is detachably connected with the atomizer base (121); wherein the atomizer device (10) further comprises a liquid reservoir assembly (11); the atomizer assembly (12) is detachably connected with the liquid reservoir assembly (11), and the liquid reservoir assembly (11) forms a liquid reservoir chamber (A) for containing liquid solution, a liquid outlet (1113) allowing the liquid solution to flow out of the liquid reservoir chamber (A), and a blocker (115) blocking in the liquid outlet (1113); the atomizer assembly (12) is screwed to the liquid reservoir assembly (11) and is capable of driving the blocker (115) to rotate, thereby driving the blocker (115) to rotate to open the liquid outlet (1113) while being installed and driving the blocker (115) to rotate to close the liquid outlet (1113) while being removed; and the liquid outlet (1113) corresponds to the liquid inlet hole (1233) such that liquid solution can be injected into the connection tube (123) when the liquid outlet (1113) is opened.

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. 10,188,136

HYDROPHOBIN MIMICS: PROCESS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIEN...

1. A hydrophobin mimic of Formula I for use in bio-nano technology:
comprising;
a hydrophilic protein head group PROT having a length of up to 500 amino acids, selected from the group consisting of serine proteases, cysteine proteases, aspartic proteases, metalloproteases, trypsin, chymotrypsin, subtilisin, proteinase K, and mixtures thereof;
a hydrophilic spacer comprising a phosphonate ester of an ethylene glycol oligomer, wherein ‘n’ is an integer 1-30; and
a hydrophobic tail of formula II,

wherein “R/H” represents either H or a C4-C20 (un)substituted or substituted straight, branched, cyclic, or acyclic aliphatic moiety; an aromatic moiety; or an alkylphenyl moiety, wherein at least one R/H is not H.

US Pat. No. 10,188,091

PORTABLE LIGHT AND INSECT EXTERMINATION DEVICE

alliance sports group, I....

1. A handheld lighting apparatus, comprising:a top housing coupled to a first light source and an electrical grid configured to distribute a quantity of electricity to an object that contacts adjacent portions of the grid, the top housing being slidably mounted to a bottom housing having a cavity therein, the cavity being configured to receive the electrical grid assembly therein,
wherein the first light source emits light ranging from about 400 nm to about 720 nm in a first mode and light ranging from about 315 nm to about 400 nm in a second mode;
an enclosure disposed about the electrical grid assembly configured to permit passage of insects through portions of the enclosure;
a second light source disposed about the bottom housing configured to propagate light in a direction that is parallel to a longitudinal direction of the lighting apparatus;
a power source coupled to the first and second light source and the electric grid; and
a programmable logic control system coupled to a switch and the power source, the control system configured to operate the first light source such that light propagated from one or more LEDs of the first light source ranging from about 315 nm to about 400 nm is pulse width modulated at a rate greater than about 20 KHz while light propagated from one or more LEDs of the first light source ranging from about 400 nm to about 720 nm is not pulse width modulated or is pulse width modulated at a rate below 2 KHz.

US Pat. No. 10,188,049

CUSTOMIZED CROP MODELING

CropMetrics LLC, North B...

1. A crop modeling system comprising:an irrigation system; and
a user input device communicatively coupled to the irrigation system via a communication connection,
wherein the irrigation system and the user input device are configured to communicate with a processor and a non-transitory memory with one or more executable instructions stored thereon, wherein the processor is configured to execute the one or more executable instructions, wherein the one or more executable instructions are configured to cause the processor to:
open a crop modeling graphical user interface for a geospatial location of a field associated with the irrigation system, wherein the crop modeling graphical user interface includes a crop model for the geospatial location of the field;
move a crop graphical user interface element to a mapped location on the crop modeling graphical user interface responsive to one or more user inputs received via the user input device, wherein the one or more user inputs correspond to the geospatial location of the field, wherein the one or more user inputs at least partially include data obtained during an in-season timeframe;
generate an in-season crop model by applying the one or more user inputs to the crop model via the moving of the crop graphical user interface element, wherein the in-season crop model includes one or more forecasted water application rates for the geospatial location of the field;
store the in-season crop model as a list of one or more updates made to the in-season crop model, wherein a history of the one or more updates is retrievable via an access point; and
generate one or more control signals based on the in-season crop model, wherein the one or more control signals are configured to adjust one or more components of the irrigation system.

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. 10,188,132

REFINED PLANT ISOLATES AND PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A FUNCTIONAL FOOD INGREDIENT FROM SUCH PLANT ISOLATE

Conopco Inc., Englewood ...

1. A process of preparing a functional food ingredient, said process comprising:a) providing an aqueous plant extract containing particles of plant material;
removing from the aqueous plant extract more than 50 vol. % of particles comprising a size of at least 2 ?m to produce a crude serum having at least 2° Brix, wherein not more than 40 vol. % of the particles in the crude serum have a diameter larger than 2 ?m;
removing Ca2+ and Mg2+ from the crude serum to produce the refined plant isolate, wherein a reduction of Ca2+ and Mg2+ in the refined plant isolate reduces a need to regenerate columns used in ion exclusion chromatography of step b)
wherein the refined plant isolate comprises:
a concentration of 40° Brix;
at least 0.2 wt % of glutamate;
at least 500 ppm of K+;
less than 300 ppm of Ca2+;
less than 700 ppm of Mg2+;
less than 1 wt. % of components incapable of passing an ultra-filtration membrane having a molecular weight cut off of 250 kDa;
a concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] that does not exceed 5:100, wherein the [Ca2+], [Mg2+] and [K+] are expressed in ppm;
wherein the concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] of the refined plant isolate is at least 2 times lower than a concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] expressed in ppm of the aqueous plant extract;
b) subjecting the refined plant isolate to ion exclusion chromatography by using columns; and
c) collecting at least a part of an eluate of the ion exclusion chromatography as the functional food ingredient or an intermediate for the process of preparing the functional food ingredient; wherein the functional food ingredient or the intermediate comprises:
at least 30% by weight of dry matter of water soluble plant components selected from fructose, glucose, proteinaceous matter of plant origin, acids and potassium;
a weight ratio glutamate:citrate of at least 5 times higher than in the refined plant isolate;
and/or a weight ratio glutamate:glucose of at least 10 times higher than in the refined plant isolate.
US Pat. No. 10,188,133

GEL CAPSULE CONTAINING STEROL AND SOLUBILISING AGENT

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A formulation for gel capsules comprising at least 61% by weight sterol ester and at least two solubilizers selected from the group consisting of polysorbates, lecithins, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylates, fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid, fatty acid esters of isoascorbic acid, and sugar esters with fatty acids.
US Pat. No. 10,190,955

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE TOUGHNESS OF A MATERIAL AND FOR IMPLEMENTING MATERIALS POSSESSING IMPROVED EFFECTIVE TOUGHNESS CHARACTERISTICS

California Institute of T...

10. An elastically heterogeneous material comprising:at least a first region comprising a first material characterized by a first elastic modulus;
a plurality of inclusions comprised of a second material characterized by a second elastic modulus;
wherein the inclusions comprise bodies having asymmetric geometries characterized by specific directionality; and
wherein the presence of the inclusions causes the elastically heterogeneous material to have a directionally asymmetric effective toughness such that the effective toughness of the elastically heterogeneous material is greater than it would be if the material was entirely characterized only by the toughness of either the first or second materials alone.
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. 10,188,663

FULVESTRANT FORMULATIONS

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, ...

1. A composition comprising fulvestrant, a ricinoleate vehicle, and not more than 2% total impurities, wherein the composition is substantially free of a non-aqueous ester solvent following storage of the composition at room temperature for a period of 12 months.
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. 10,188,676

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SOLUTION

Hypo-Stream Limited, Mel...

1. A method for treating an inflammatory response in burns in a mammal comprising administering an effective amount of a dilute stabilized hypochlorite solution to said mammal in need thereof, wherein the dilute hypochlorite solution consists of:(i) water; sodium hypochlorite in a concentration range of 0.05-0.1 wt %; and sodium chloride in a concentration range of 0.5-1.5 wt %; or,
(ii) water; sodium hypochlorite in a concentration range of 0.05-0.1 wt %; sodium chloride in a concentration range of 0.5-1.5 wt %; and an indicator.
US Pat. No. 10,192,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATION AND USE OF OPTIMAL NUCLEOTIDE FLOW ORDERS

454 Life Sciences Corpora...

1. A method for sequencing a nucleic acid template using a flow order that minimizes the accumulation of phasic synchrony error in sequence data, comprising the steps of:(a) introducing a numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprising a k-base length into a sequencing by synthesis reaction environment, wherein the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species comprises a predetermined series of flows of nucleotide species that is generated by
(i) simulating expected flowgram signals that would be generated using a sequencing by synthesis method to acquire sequence data from one or more known reference sequences, wherein the sequence data comprises an accumulation of phasic synchrony error from the one or more known reference sequences and
(ii) selecting the series of flows of nucleotide species that demonstrates a high read length characteristic and a low extension rate characteristic for the one or more known reference sequences, wherein the high read length characteristic is greater than about 400 bp and the low extension rate characteristic is less than or equal to 0.55 bp/flow;
(b) acquiring signals from the sequencing by synthesis reaction environment in response to incorporation of the nucleotide species in an extension reaction of one or more populations of substantially identical nucleic acid template molecules, wherein the signals comprise a measure of error from a subset of nucleic acid template molecules from one or more of the populations fall behind a phase of extension; and
(c) cyclically repeating the introduction of the numerically generated sequential ordering of nucleotide species and acquisition of signals for a number of iterations, wherein the subset of nucleic acid molecules re-synchronize with the phase of extension that reduces the measure of error due to the high read length characteristic and the low extension rate characteristic of the sequential ordering.
US Pat. No. 10,188,700

USE OF HAPTOGLOBIN SUBUNIT FOR PROMOTING ANGIOGENESIS

TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY...

1. A method for promotion of angiogenesis, comprising:administering a modified haptoglobin subunit to a subject in need thereof, the modified haptoglobin subunit comprising an amino acid sequence selected from one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-3.
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. 10,188,713

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. 10,188,725

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. 10,188,731

METHODS FOR KILLING CANCER CELLS AND CELLULAR IMAGING USING MAGNETO-ELECTRIC NANO-PARTICLES AND EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD

Ping Liang, Newport Coas...

1. A method for achieving high-specificity killing of targeted cells comprisingadministering manufactured Magneto-Electric Nano-Particles (MENPs) that are not loaded with a drug intended for killing targeted cells into a patient's body, wherein the MENPs generate an electric field when subjected to a magnetic field due to magnetic-electric coupling from correlated magnetostrictive and piezoelectric effects of their nanostructures and have a higher tendency to accumulate near or attach to targeted cells through one or more physical forces; and
after an amount of MENPs have come into sufficient proximity of, attached to or penetrated through the targeted cells' membrane, applying a magnetic field to the MENPs to generate an electric field via the MENPs which is sufficient to cause death of the targeted cells.
US Pat. No. 10,189,757

CHROMIA BASED FLUORINATION CATALYST

Mexichem Amanco Holding S...

1. A chromia-based fluorination catalyst consisting of:amorphous chromia;
zinc oxide in a total amount of zinc of from 0.5 to 25% by weight of the catalyst; and
crystalline chromium oxide in a total amount of from 0.1 to 2.5% by weight of the catalyst;
which catalyst is supported or unsupported.
US Pat. No. 10,189,762

PROCESS FOR PURIFICATION AND SEPARATION OF CANNABINOIDS, FROM DRIED HEMP AND CANNABIS LEAVES

Orochem Technologies, Inc...

1. A process for the purification of cannabidiol (CBD) in a crude cannabis extract stream to provide at least one high purity cannabidiol product selected from the group consisting of a high purity cannabinoid oil stream, a phytocannabinoid rich oil, a solid CBD aggregate and mixtures thereof being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol, said process comprising:a) passing the crude cannabis extract stream comprising debris and small particles, cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiolic acid, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, other cannabinols, chlorophylls, color bodies, sugars and carbohydrates, lipids, plant waxes, impurities, and ethanol to a first filtration zone comprising a series of successive filters of decreasing pore size, starting at a pore size of 100 microns and reducing to about 10 microns in 3 or more stages to remove debris and small particles in a progressive filtration step to provide a filtered crude cannabinoid stream;
b) passing the filtered crude cannabinoid stream comprising cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiolic acid, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, other cannabinols, chlorophylls, color bodies, sugars and carbohydrates, lipids, plant waxes, impurities, and ethanol to a decolorization zone comprising a 10 ?m filter and a decolorization chromatographic column containing a modified activated carbon adsorbent which was heat treated to provide a highly hydrophobic adsorbent which is essentially free of hydroxyl groups, has an average particle diameter of between 177 and 250 microns, and an iodine number of above 900 mg/g and operated at a decolorization pressure of 2.72 atm to about 4.08 atm (40-60 psig) and a decolorization temperature ranging from 20-25° C. to remove at least a portion of color bodies and essentially all of the chlorophyll to provide a decolorized extract stream;
c) passing the decolorized extract stream to a first evaporation zone operated at a first vacuum pressure of ?0.60 to about ?0.74 atm (?18 to ?22 in Hg) and a temperature of about 90 to about 110° C. to remove at least a portion of the ethanol to provide an evaporated extract stream which is essentially free of ethanol;
d) passing the evaporated extract stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), sugars and carbohydrates, lipids, plant waxes, impurities and other cannabinoids to an activation zone and therein subjected to a carboxylation reaction at a decarboxylation temperature of about 90 to about 120° C. and a decarboxylation pressure of about ?0.6 atm to 0.74 atm for a decarboxylation reaction time of about 5 to about 8 hours, or sufficient time for the decarboxylation reaction to occur and proceed to completion, said decarboxylation reaction time being sufficient to fully decarboxylate essentially all of the cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) to provide a decarboxylated cannabinoid oil comprising cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), lipids, plant waxes, and other cannabinoids, and being essentially free of cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), and water washing the decarboxylated cannabinoid oil to remove at least a portion of the impurities to provide a washed decarboxylated cannabinoid oil;
e) admixing the washed decarboxylated cannabinoid oil with a dewaxing solvent having a dewaxing solvent volume ratio of 80 volume units of ethanol to 20 volume units water to provide a dewaxing feed stream and passing the dewaxing feed stream to a dewaxing zone containing a dewaxing column at a dewaxing column pressure of about 2.72 atm to about 4.08 atm (40-60 psi) and room temperature (20-25° C.), said dewaxing column containing a hydrophobic activated carbon adsorbent which is essentially free of hydroxyl groups, and having an average particle diameter of between 177 and 250 microns, and an iodine number of above 900 mg/g to remove at least a portion of the lipids and plant waxes and to provide a dewaxed cannabinoid oil stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), sugars and carbohydrates, color bodies, and other cannabinoids;
f) passing the dewaxed cannabinoid oil stream and a mobile phase desorbent stream consisting of a mixture of food grade ethanol and water to a reversed phase simulated moving bed zone comprising a plurality of adsorbent beds containing a modified hydrophobic adsorbent comprising a styrene-divinylbenzene (DVB) resin having 4 to 8 percent crosslinking or a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) resin, said modified hydrophobic adsorbent having an average particle diameter of between 25 and 300 microns, an average bulk density (gm/mL) of from 0.4 to 0.6, a surface area (m2/g) of from 450 to 550, and a pore volume of from 0.70-0.90 (mL/g) to provide a primary raffinate stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), mobile phase desorbent, sugars and carbohydrates, color bodies, and other cannabinoids and being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an extract stream comprising mobile phase desorbent, cannabidiol (CBD), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and a secondary raffinate stream comprising mobile phase desorbent, cannabidiol (CBD) which is admixed with the mobile phase desorbent and returned to the reversed phase simulated moving bed zone;
g) passing the primary raffinate to a second evaporation zone to remove mobile phase desorbent to provide a second recovered solvent stream comprising the mobile phase desorbent and to provide the high purity cannabinoid oil stream having an average cannabidiol purity of greater than 80 wt % and being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
h) passing at least a portion of the high purity cannabinoid oil stream to a polishing zone and therein admixing the high purity cannabinoid oil stream with a non-polar solvent stream comprising hexane and therein allowing the admixture to settle to form a precipitate comprising sugars and carbohydrates and a supernatant non-polar solution comprising cannabidiol (CBD), color bodies, and other cannabinoids;
i) passing a portion of the supernatant non-polar solution to a second filtration zone to remove the precipitate and to provide a filtered supernatant non-polar solution;
j) passing the filtered supernatant non-polar solution to a third evaporation zone to remove at least a portion of the non-polar solvent to provide an evaporated cannabinoid oil stream and a recovered non-polar solvent stream, and returning at least a portion of the recovered non-polar solvent stream to the polishing zone to be admixed with the non-polar solvent;
k) passing the evaporated cannabinoid oil stream to a wash zone and alternately washing the evaporated cannabinoid oil stream first with an ethanol wash stream comprising pure ethanol in a washing ratio of 1:3 liters of ethanol to kilograms of evaporated cannabinoid oil, and second with a fourth water wash stream in a water wash ratio of 1:3 liters of water to kilograms of evaporated cannabinoid oil, and wherein following each step, washed cannabinoid oil is evaporated to dryness to provide a phytocannabinoid rich oil which is essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and comprising greater than 80 wt-% cannabinoid (CBD);
l) passing a portion of the supernatant non-polar solution to a isolate chromatography zone comprising a first isolate chromatography column and a second isolate chromatography column being in serial fluid communication and wherein the first isolate chromatography column contains a modified hydrophilic adsorbent comprising a spherical polar silica adsorbent having a high level of silenol groups, an average particle diameter of between 60 and 200 microns, a surface area of between 450 to 550 m2/g a pore volume of between 0.7 and 0.85 mL/g and a pore size of between 0.005 and 0.0075 microns, wherein the second isolate chromatography column contains an activated alumina adsorbent having an average particle diameter of between 50 to 200 microns, an average bulk density of 0.85 g/ml, a surface area of between 140 and 170 m2/g, and an average pore diameter of greater than 0.006 microns to provide an isolate elute stream comprising cannabidiol (CBD), non-polar solvent and other cannabinoids;
m) passing the isolate elute stream to a crystallization zone, wherein the isolate elute stream is subjected to a freezer temperature of equal to or less than about ?20° C. for a freezer period of about 24 to about 72 hours to permit primary high purity cannabidiol crystals, containing from about 96 to about 98 wt-% cannabidiol to form, harvesting the primary high purity cannabidiol (CBD) crystals and admixing the primary high purity cannabidiol crystals with hexane to provide the crystal isolate solution comprising 20-30% by weight cannabidiol CBD oils, and retaining the crystal isolate solution at room temperature for a period of 24-72 hours to permit secondary high purity CBD crystals to form and harvesting the secondary high purity CBD crystals;
n) passing the secondary high purity CBD crystals to a rotary evaporation zone wherein the secondary high purity crystals are heated until molten to evaporate any residual non-polar and washed with a third water wash stream at least three times in the rotary evaporation, wherein at the completion of each wash step the secondary high purity crystals are dried to complete dryness to provide a solid CBD aggregate which is essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and has a cannabidiol purity of greater than 99 wt-%; and,
o) withdrawing at least one high purity cannabidiol product being essentially free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) a stream selected from the group consisting of the high purity cannabinoid oil stream, the phytocannabinoid rich oil, the solid CBD aggregate and mixtures thereof.
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. 10,190,039

SYNTHETIC ACID COMPOSITIONS ALTERNATIVES TO CONVENTIONAL ACIDS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

FLUID ENERGY GROUP LTD., ...

1. A synthetic acid composition for use in oil industry activities, said composition comprising:urea and hydrogen chloride in a molar ratio of not less than 0.1:1; and
a metal iodide or iodate.
US Pat. No. 10,190,106

CAS9-DNA TARGETING UNIT CHIMERAS

Univesity of Massachusett...

1. A fusion protein comprising an attenuated Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpCas9) nuclease, said nuclease comprising a protospacer adjacent motif recognition domain having a lysine-substituted or serine substituted arginine residue and a DNA binding domain (DBD) protein.
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. 10,190,123

ENGINEERING OF MULTI-CARBON SUBSTRATE UTILIZATION PATHWAYS IN METHANOTROPHIC BACTERIA

CALYSTA, INC., Menlo Par...

1. A recombinant methanotrophic bacterium, comprising at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding a glucose utilization pathway component,wherein glucose is not utilized as a primary carbon source by an unmodified parent methanotrophic bacterium;
wherein the encoded glucose utilization pathway component comprises a glucose transporter selected from the group consisting of phosphoenolpyruvate:glucose phosphotransferase system, a glucose-ion symporter, an ABC transporter, a glucose/galactose transporter (GluP), or a galactose permease (GalP) and is expressed in a sufficient amount to permit growth of the recombinant methanotrophic bacterium on glucose as a primary carbon source; and
wherein the methanotrophic bacterium is selected from Methylococcus capsulatus, Methylornonas sp. 16A, Methylosinus trichosporium, Methylosinus sporium, Methylacystis parvus, Methylomonas methanica, Methylomonas albus, Methylobacter capsulatus, Methylomonas flagellata, Methylacidiphilum infernorum, Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum, Methylocella silvestris, Methylocella palustris, Methylocella tundrae, Methylocystis daltona, Methylocystis bryophila, or Methylocapsa aurea.
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. 10,188,598

STERILIZED CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE AND METHOD OF STERILIZING A CHLORHEXIDINE ARTICLE

Sage Products, LLC, Cary...

1. A sterilized chlorhexidine product for topical disinfection, said sterilized chlorhexidine product comprising:a package defining an interior volume;
a sterilized chlorhexidine article comprising,
a sterilized applicator for facilitating application; and
a sterilized antiseptic composition impregnated in said sterilized applicator, said sterilized antiseptic composition comprising,
sterilized water in an amount of at least 50 wt. % based on a total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition, and
sterilized chlorhexidine gluconate dissolved in said sterilized water in an amount of from 1.5 to 5.0 wt. % based on the total weight of said sterilized antiseptic composition;
wherein said sterilized applicator and said sterilized antiseptic composition are disposed in said interior volume of said package, and wherein said sterilized chlorhexidine article has a sterility assurance level of from 10?3 to 10?9.
US Pat. No. 10,189,880

T CELL RECEPTORS DIRECTED AGAINST BOB1 AND USES THEREOF

LEIDEN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL...

1. An isolated nucleic acid molecule comprising a promoter operatively linked to a polynucleotide that encodes a T cell receptor comprising a CDR3 region that specifically binds to Bob1, comprisinga. a first polynucleotide that encodes a TCR? polypeptide comprising a CDR3 region comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, or SEQ ID NO: 25; and
b. a second polynucleotide that encodes a TCR? polypeptide comprising a CDR3 region comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4 or SEQ ID NO: 28,
wherein the CDR3 region of the TCR? polypeptide and TCR ? polypeptide together specifically bind to Bob1.
US Pat. No. 10,188,609

MICROPARTICLES COMPRISING A PROBIOTIC, CROSS-LINKABLE REAGENT, A DENATURED PROTEIN, POLYOL PLASTICISER AND TREHALOSE

ProGel Pty Ltd, Brisbane...

1. A microparticle precursor composition comprising a blend of a probiotic, a cross-linkable reagent, a denatured protein, a polyol plasticizer, trehalose and a carrier, wherein the blend does not contain a cross-linking reagent.
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. 10,188,102

LOW FOAM SURFACTANT COMPOSITION AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A low foam surfactant composition comprisinga) di-trisiloxane alkoxylate component of formula (I):
(R1R2R3SiO)2(R4)Si—R5—Si(R6)(OSiR7R8R9)2  (1)
where R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R7, R8 and R9 each independently is methyl, ethyl or linear or branched monovalent hydrocarbon radical of 3 or 4 carbon atoms,
R5 is a divalent polyalkyleneoxide group of the structure:
—(R10)aO(C2H4O)b(C3H6O)c(C4H8O)d—(R11)e—
where R10 and R11 each independently is a linear or branched divalent hydrocarbon radical of from 2 to 6 carbon atoms, a and e each independently is 0 or 1, b is 0 or greater, c is 1 or greater, and d is 0 or greater, provided that 1?b+c+d?20; and,
b) mono-trisiloxane alkoxylate component of formula (II):
(R12R13R14SiO)2Si(R15)R16  (11)
where R12, R13, R14 and R15 each independently is a linear or branched monovalent hydrocarbon radical of from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and
R16 is a monovalent polyalkyleneoxide group of the structure:
—R17O(C2H4O)g(C3H6O)h(C4H8O)i—R18
where —R17 is a linear or branched divalent hydrocarbon radical of from 2 to 6 carbon atoms,
R18 is hydrogen, monovalent hydrocarbon radical of from 1 to 4 carbon atoms or acetyl, and g, h and i each independently is 0 or greater, provided that 1?g+h+i?15;
and, wherein di-trisiloxane alkoxylate (I) is soluble in mono-trisiloxane alkoxylate (II).
US Pat. No. 10,189,900

METHOD FOR SCREENING FOR AUTOPHAGY ACTIVATOR OR INHIBITOR

KOREA FOOD RESEARCH INSTI...

1. An isolated antibody that specifically binds to phosphorylated Beclin 1, said antibody binds to the epitope of the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, wherein the fifth amino acid residue serine is phosphorylated.
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. 10,188,621

CRYSTALLINE POLYMORPHIC FORMS OF MONOSODIUM N-[-8-(2-HYDROXYBENZOYL)AMINO]CAPRYLATE

EMISPHERE TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for preparing a pharmaceutical composition comprising a monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate exhibiting an X-ray powder diffraction pattern having a peak at 2.98±0.2° 2? and at least one active agent, wherein the active agent is a peptide, the method comprising(i) wet granulating monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate, in the presence of the at least one active agent and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, to yield a first mixture comprising a trihydrate of monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate,
(ii) drying the first mixture comprising the trihydrate of monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate to obtain a second mixture comprising monosodium N-[8-(2-hydroxybenzoyl)amino]caprylate exhibiting an X-ray powder diffraction pattern having a peak at 2.98±0.2° 2? , and
(iii) directly compressing the second mixture to form the pharmaceutical composition.
US Pat. No. 10,191,186

OPTICAL BONDING THROUGH THE USE OF LOW-SOFTENING POINT OPTICAL GLASS FOR IR OPTICAL APPLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS FORMED

SCHOTT CORPORATION, Elms...

1. An infrared optical combination of two optical elements having infrared transmission bonded together by a bonding glass that has infrared transmission, wherein the bonding glass comprises As and S, wherein S>70 mol % and 0 mol %
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. 10,190,171

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. 10,188,124

TEA DRY MATTER COMPOSITIONAL BEVERAGE

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A tea beverage composition comprising, calculated by weight of dry matter:0.3-10% of dry tea components;
30% to 65% saccharide selected from sucrose, glucose, fructose and combinations thereof
2-35% oil;
0.5-20% gelatinized starch; and
0.1-10% plant protein selected from leguminous protein, cereal protein and combinations thereof;
wherein the tea beverage composition contains less than 10% by weight of dry matter of particles of plant material comprising the plant protein wherein said particles having a diameter of more than 10 ?m and wherein the gelatinized starch and the plant protein are contained in the tea beverage composition in a weight ratio of 4:3 to 10:1;
wherein the tea beverage composition has a viscosity at 35° C. and 50 s?1 of 1-50mPa·s.
US Pat. No. 10,188,637

GRANULATE FORMULATION OF 5-METHYL-1-PHENYL-2-(1H)-PYRIDONE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC., ...

1. A granulate formulation of 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone, comprising:granules comprising 5-methyl-1-phenyl-2-(1H)-pyridone and a glidant; and
one or more extragranular excipients comprising an extragranular glidant.
US Pat. No. 10,189,919

ACETALIZED POLYVINYL ALCOHOL BARRIER COATINGS

SUN CHEMICAL CORPORATION,...

1. An in situ method for preparing a resin solution comprising:(a) providing a solution comprising polyvinyl alcohol homopolymer or copolymer with ethylene groups, alcohol, and a C1-C3 aldehyde in order to achieve an acetalization of under 25 mol %; and
(b) adjusting solids content of the solution to about 20 to about 35 wt %;
wherein, said method does not comprise any step selected from the group consisting of: an isolation step, a washing step and a precipitation step, and the alcohol is adjusted to be at least 40 wt % and up to 60 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,194,511

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING LIGHTING DEVICE HEALTH MANAGEMENT

EchoStar Technologies L.L...

1. A system to facilitate electric lighting device management, the system comprising:a light monitor adapted to be disposed in an electric light assembly, the electric light assembly comprising an electric light source and a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source, and the light monitor configured to:
monitor one or more conditions of at least a portion of the electric light assembly;
based at least in part on the monitoring, store a plurality of data recordings corresponding to operations of the electric light assembly over a period of time;
create reporting data based at least in part on the stored plurality of data recordings; and
wirelessly transmit a communication toward a system controller that is remote from the electric light assembly, the communication comprising the reporting data;
wherein the light monitor corresponds to the electric light source or a receptacle adapted to receive the electric light source.

US Pat. No. 10,194,483

METHOD FOR RELEASING A SIDELINK RADIO BEARER FOR D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining, by the UE, whether to release a sidelink radio bearer for a Radio Link Control (RLC) entity and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a peer UE, after the UE transmits data to the peer UE over the sidelink radio bearer;
generating, by the UE, a release request for the sidelink radio bearer identified by a target identifier (ID), a source ID, and a logical channel ID (LCID); and
transmitting, to the peer UE, the release request for the sidelink radio bearer with the target ID, the source ID, and the LCID associated with the sidelink radio bearer to be released.

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. 10,194,478

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING WIRELESS DOCKING SERVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a docking service using Wi-Fi, the method performed by a wireless dockee (WD) comprising:transmitting a probe request frame for discovering the docking service to a wireless docking center (WDC), the probe request including a docking information element (IE) 1, the docking IE 1 including at least one of:
a device Identifier parameter for identifying a device; and
a docking information request parameter indicating related to a docking service discovery;
receiving a probe response frame including a docking IE 2 from the WDC, the docking IE 2 including at least one of:
a device name parameter indicating a name of a device;
a wireless docking environment (WDN) parameter indicating information related to WDN that can be provided by the WDC; and
a WDN default parameter indicating information related to one or more peripherals within each WDN; and
determining a WDC for performing a docking connection based on the received docking IE 2; and
performing an Internet protocol (IP)-based docking connection with the determined WDC.

US Pat. No. 10,194,477

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a control device to control at least one of a connection or a pairing between a first device and a second device using a short-range wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting by the control device to the first device, a first read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a first list information indicating services in which the first device operates as a client role;
receiving, by the control device, a first read response message including the first list information;
transmitting, by the control device to the second device, a second read request message requesting an attribute value of a characteristic including a second list information indicating services in which the second device operates as a server role;
receiving, by the control device, a second read response message including the second list information; and
controlling, by the control device the at least one of the connection or the pairing between the first device and the second device based on the first list information and the second list information,
wherein the first list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the first device operates as the client role,
wherein the second list information includes primary service information and secondary service information in which the second device operates as the server role, and
wherein the secondary service information represents a service included in the primary service information to provide a primary service.

US Pat. No. 10,194,446

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONCURRENT RESOURCE USAGE FOR WWAN AND WLAN

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), whether to configure the UE for a first type of resource sharing or a second type of resource sharing between a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, wherein one or more UE resources are configured for use with the first RAT; and
reconfiguring, by the UE, the one or more UE resources for use with the second RAT based at least in part on determining whether to configure the UE for the first type of resource sharing or the second type of resource sharing,
wherein reconfiguring the one or more UE resources comprises reconfiguring the one or more UE resources based at least in part on a plurality of performance parameters that correspond to a plurality of combinations of carriers and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) layers of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,419

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ADAPTIVE REPORTING IN TDD ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for controlling adaptive reporting by a base station in a Time Division Duplexing (TDD) environment, the method comprising:transmitting, from the base station to a user equipment a specific selection of a downlink (DL)-reference uplink (UL)-DL configuration for the user equipment via higher layer signaling;
transmitting an information element including reporting configuration information including a reporting periodicity and a reporting offset of channel status information, from the base station to the user equipment;
transmitting information on an UL-DL configuration change on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), from the base station to the user equipment, wherein the UL-DL configuration change results in a corresponding UL-DL configuration that is different from the DL-reference UL-DL configuration;
performing UL reception and DL transmission according to the corresponding UL-DL configuration; and
receiving the channel status information from the user equipment according to the DL-reference UL-DL configuration to which the reporting configuration information is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,194,401

METHOD OF TERMINAL TRANSMITTING SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL ON THE BASIS OF APERIODIC SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL TRIGGERING AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER TO TRANSMIT APERIODIC SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting an aperiodic sounding reference signal (SRS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, uplink power control information, the uplink power control information including a power offset value related to aperiodic SRS transmission;
receiving, by the UE, information regarding plural SRS parameter sets for the aperiodic SRS transmission;
receiving, by the UE, a downlink control information (DCI) format, the DCI format indicating a first triggering of an aperiodic SRS transmission; and
transmitting the aperiodic SRS based on the power offset value related to the aperiodic SRS transmission and a first SRS parameter set of the plural SRS parameter sets,
wherein the first SRS parameter set according to the first triggering is different from a second SRS parameter set of the plural SRS parameter sets, the second SRS parameter set having been configured for a previous aperiodic SRS transmission according to a second triggering before the first triggering.

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. 10,194,340

GATEWAY DEVICE FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE COMMUNICATION WITH DUAL CELLULAR INTERFACES

Systech Corporation, San...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first network interface configured to communicate with a first network;
a second network interface configured to communicate with a second network;
at least one local communication interface configured to communicate with one or more client devices; and
one or more processors coupled to the first network interface, the second network interface, and the at least one local communication interface, the one or more processors configured to operate the first network interface as a primary interface and the second network interface as a hot backup interface to route communication with one or more client devices, the one or more processors being further configured to:
route communication with the one or more client devices over the primary interface while maintaining the hot backup interface actively connected to its respective network,
determine to switch communication with the one or more client devices from the primary interface, and
after determining to switch communication with the one or more client devices from the primary interface, route communication with the one or more client devices over the hot backup interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,337

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OFFLOADING CHECKSUM PROCESSING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:exchanging, by a modem processor of a wireless device, uplink and downlink packets with an application processor of the wireless device, wherein the modem processor manages radio functions of the wireless device;
performing, by the modem processor, at least partial checksum processing for at least one of the uplink or downlink packets based on a configuration; and
providing to the application processor checksum metadata comprising one or more values indicating at least one of a location within the at least one of the uplink or downlink packets where the modem processor started the at least partial checksum processing.

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. 10,194,311

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. 10,194,292

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. 10,194,274

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. 10,194,266

ENFORCEMENT OF PROXIMITY BASED POLICIES

Airwatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory, computer-readable medium including instructions that, when executed by a processor of an anchor device, cause the processor to perform stages for providing a user with access to an anchor device using a companion device, the stages comprising:receiving a request from the companion device to an application installed on the anchor device;
identifying a policy stored in a data store that associates the anchor device and the companion device, wherein the policy is configured at a user interface generated by a management console;
determining, by the application of the anchor device, whether to grant access to the anchor device based at least in part upon the request from the companion device; and
in response to a determination that the policy is not violated, issuing a command from the application, the command providing a user of the companion device with access to the anchor device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,230

EARPHONES WITH MOTION SENSITIVE INFLATION

VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC...

18. An earphone that is applied directly to or is in contact with at least a portion of an ear of a user, comprising:an audio output element that is operable to output audio signals; and
one or more inflation elements that are operable to apply one or more positioning adjustments,
wherein:
said one or more positioning adjustments affect positioning of at least portion of said earphone relative to said at least a portion of said ear of said user;
said one or more positioning adjustments are determined based on information relating to movement of said user; and
said one or more positioning adjustments are determined to account for or counteract effects of said movement of said user on said outputting of said audio signals and/or said contact between said earphone and said at least a portion of said ear of said user.

US Pat. No. 10,194,220

ANTENNA APPARATUS THAT UTILIZES A UTILITY LINE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING AND USE

Pulse Finland OY, Ouluns...

1. A smart metering module, comprising:a wireless reporting portion comprising a helical coil radiator, the helical coil radiator being coupled to an RF transmission path, the RF transmission path configured to couple the helical coil radiator to an RF transceiver integrated circuit;
an enclosure configured to house the RF transceiver integrated circuit, the enclosure further comprising a distribution portion comprising one or more meter sensing electronics, the distribution portion configured to be galvanically separated from the wireless reporting portion; and
a utility line port, the utility line port configured to position a utility line adjacent and parallel with a longitudinal axis of the helical coil radiator, the adjacent and parallel position being configured to electromagnetically couple the utility line with the helical coil radiator in order to increase a radiation efficiency for the helical coil radiator as compared with another helical coil radiator of another smart metering module without an adjacent and parallel utility line.

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. 10,194,192

INTEGRATED INTERNET CAMERA SYSTEM AND METHOD

ALEX IS THE BEST, LLC, S...

1. A method for transmitting at least one of audio, still images and video images by an Internet direct device associated with a user over a communications network, comprising the steps of: automatically connecting the Internet direct device to the communications network on power-up using one of a plurality of available modes of connection, which is designated as a primary mode of connection; receiving at least one of audio, still images and video images by the Internet direct device; transmitting at least one of the received audio, the received still images and the received video images to an account associated with the Internet direct device on a website upon capture by a processor of the Internet direct device; and automatically switching to another available mode of connection by the processor when the primary mode of connection to the communications network is unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,194,186

DYNAMIC GENERATION OF ON-DEMAND VIDEO

TP Lab, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for dynamic generation of a video, comprising:(a) receiving a video request for a video by a video service provider from a video player over a data network;
(b) matching the video request with a given video descriptor record of a plurality of video descriptor records by the video service provider, the given video descriptor record comprising a first description and a plurality of cue slots, each of the plurality of cue slots comprising cue slot information;
(c) generating a video media file from a video clip library according to the given video descriptor record, by the video service provider, each of the plurality of video clip files comprising a second description, comprising:
(c1) for a given cue slot of the plurality of cue slots, determining that no video clip file in the video clip library comprises the second description matching the first description of the given video descriptor record and the cue slot information of the given cue slot;
(c2) applying a delay to further processing of the given cue slot until a video clip file comprising the second description matching the first description of the given video descriptor record and the cue slot information of the given cue slot exists in the video clip library;
(c3) upon determining that the given video clip file comprising the second description matching the first description of the given video descriptor record and the cue slot information of the given cue slot exists in the video clip library, selecting the given video clip file;
(c4) copying the given video clip file to a corresponding cue slot in the video media file;
(c5) sending a partially generated video media file comprising the given video clip file to the video player; and
(c6) repeating the determining (c1), the applying (c2), the selecting (c3), the copying (c4), and the sending (c5) for each given cue slot of the plurality of cue slots.

US Pat. No. 10,194,180

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING VIDEO DATA OVER A NETWORK

SHANGHAI XIAOYI TECHNOLOG...

1. A system for transmitting video data over a network, the system comprising:a camera configured to capture video data;
a memory storing a set of instructions; and
a hardware processor configured to execute the set of instructions to:
receive a connection signal to establish a direct connection with a network connectivity provider;
after receiving the connection signal:
determine whether to establish a direct connection with the network connectivity provider,
establish a network socket with a target server via the network connectivity provider,
receive network connectivity status information from the target server, the network connectivity status information including status information recording a connection between the hardware processor and the target server, and
determine one or more first parameters associated with capture of video data and one or more second parameters associated with generation of data packets representing the captured video data, wherein at least one of the one or more first parameters and the one or more second parameters are determined based on the network connectivity status information;
control, based on the one or more first parameters, the camera to capture video data;
generate, based on the one or more second parameters, data packets representing the captured video data; and
transmit the data packets to the target server using the network socket.

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. 10,194,148

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. 10,194,144

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. 10,194,139

DISPARITY-TO-DEPTH CALIBRATION FOR PLENOPTIC IMAGING SYSTEMS

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A method for calibrating a depth-disparity mapping for a plenoptic imaging system, the method comprising:presenting one or more test objects to the plenoptic imaging system;
receiving known field positions and known depths for the test objects;
the plenoptic imaging system capturing plenoptic images of the test objects, the plenoptic images comprising multiple images of the test objects captured from different viewpoints;
calculating disparities for the test objects based on the multiple images taken from different viewpoints; and
determining a mapping between depth and disparity as a function of field position, based on the calculated disparities and the corresponding received known depths for the test objects for different known field positions of the test objects.

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. 10,194,122

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. 10,194,116

VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF PLAYING MUSIC AND MUSIC VIDEOS USING A VIDEO JUKEBOX APPARATUS

Thompson Cappello Stanisz...

1. An independent, stand-alone apparatus for simultaneously playing an advertising offering and a second offering, the apparatus comprising:a. a central processor having operating instructions, said instructions operate at least one device in the apparatus and play the advertising and second offerings;
b. a storage device communicating with at least said central processor and stores both the advertising and second offerings;
c. a simultaneous performance device communicating with at least said central processor and said data storage device wherein said performance device plays both the advertising and second offerings simultaneously; and
d. a rights management control device comprising a unique identifier wherein said rights management control device communicates with the performance device and wherein the rights management device verifies license status of offerings shown by said performance device and of software used on the said central processor device by comparing the rights management control device unique identifier with copy control information found in the advertising offering and the second offering wherein the copy control unique identifier comprises identity of the location at which apparatus is operating and wherein apparatus software ensures that it is licensed to operate at that particular location and that content to be played back is fully licensed for public performance at its current location;
and wherein the advertising offering comprises a commercial message and the second offering comprises audiovisual materials.

US Pat. No. 10,194,112

DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A broadcast receiver, comprising:a tuner configured to receive a broadcast signal;
a display configured to display a content on a main screen;
an interface configured to receive a first command for selecting a specific location within the main screen from a remote controller; and
a controller configured to control the tuner, the display and the interface,
wherein the controller is configured to:
enlarge a specific region within a distance from the specific location according to the received first command,
display the enlarged specific region on a zoom window on the display,
if the zoom window is moved to a side of the main screen, adjust a size of the zoom window, and
display the adjusted zoom window on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,194,089

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING SEAMLESS ZOOM FUNCTION USING MULTIPLE CAMERAS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for reducing power consumption of an imaging system having multiple cameras during operation of a zoom function, the method comprising:providing a first image of a scene from a first camera having a first field of view;
providing a second image of at least a portion of the scene from a second camera having a second field of view that is smaller than the first field of view;
presenting a preview image of the scene on a display of the imaging system, the preview image based on the first and second images;
receiving a zoom-in command from a user;
determining a zoom level of the zoom-in command;
spatially aligning pixels of the first image with corresponding pixels of the second image, based on the determined zoom-in level, to generate a modified preview image;
presenting the modified preview image on the display; and
selectively adjusting power states of the first and second cameras based on the determined zoom-in level.

US Pat. No. 10,194,088

PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Nubia Technology Co., LTD...

1. A photographing method, comprising:continuously acquiring images during photographing, synthesizing a currently acquired image with a current basic image into a synthesized image, and taking the synthesized image as a basic image in next synthesis;
caching synthesized images during photographing; and
extracting, according to an operation instruction from a user, an synthesized image from the cached synthesized images to serve as a current basic image, so as to return a photographing progress to a photographing state displayed by the extracted synthesized image.

US Pat. No. 10,194,086

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGING DEVICE

Nubia Technology Co., LTD...

9. An imaging device, comprising an imaging element, a cache, a processor, a temporary storage, and a display, whereinthe imaging element is configured for continuously collecting image data;
the cache is configured for caching the image data collected by the imaging element;
the processor is configured for continuously generating images by synthesizing the image data presently collected and image date previously collected by the imaging element, and for integrated control of operation of the imaging element, the cache, the processor, the temporary storage and the display;
the temporary storage is configured for temporarily storing the continuously generated images;
the display is configured for displaying the images, wherein the imaging element adjusts a collecting speed according to storage space remaining in the cache,
wherein a synthesizing ratio for synthesizing a recently collected image by the processor is controlled according to exposure of the generated new image.

US Pat. No. 10,194,027

REVIEWING CALL CHECKPOINTS IN AGENT CALL RECORDING IN A CONTACT CENTER

NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION...

17. A method for displaying information on a computer to a user related to detection of keywords during a call involving an agent of a contact center and a remote party, the method comprising:displaying a time-line of the call, wherein the call is associated with a call recording,
wherein the time-line of the call further comprises a plurality of checkpoint widgets associated with the call including the first checkpoint widget and the second checkpoint widget,
wherein each of the plurality of checkpoint widgets is displayed with text reflecting a corresponding keyword associated with each of the plurality of checkpoint widgets,
wherein a first status indicator of the first checkpoint widget displayed on the time-line reflects the first keyword was detected in the speech of the call, and
a second status indicator of the second checkpoint widget displayed on the time-line reflects the second keyword was not detected in the speech of the call.

US Pat. No. 10,194,017

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VEHICLES

Mill Mountain Capital, LL...

1. A system configured to detect the presence of at least one mobile device within a vehicle and determine if the detected mobile device is an authorized mobile device and whether non hands free mobile device functions are being used while the vehicle is in motion, the system comprising a processor separate from a vehicle engine control unit, in which the processor is electrically coupled to a first antenna configured to receive a wireless transmission from the mobile device when the mobile device is present in the vehicle and transmitting wirelessly, the processor configured to determine if the detected mobile device is an authorized mobile device, the processor further configured to determine if the non hands free mobile device functions of the authorized mobile device are being used when the vehicle is in motion wherein the processor is configured to detect a unique identifier in the received wireless transmission from the mobile device and compare the received unique identifier of the mobile device with a remote listing of mobile device identifiers of authorized mobile devices to thereby determine if the detected mobile device is an authorized mobile device, wherein the remote listing of mobile device identifiers is present on a system separate from the vehicle, and wherein the unique identifier in the received wireless transmission from the mobile device comprises at least one of a MAC address, a SIM number, a USB number, an alpha numeric number or does not include any numeric information, in which the processor is configured to determine if the vehicle is in motion and is configured to permit use of the detected mobile device if the vehicle is not in motion and generate an alert if use of the non hands free mobile device functions is detected when the vehicle is in motion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,007

CONCURRENT OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL SIMULATION

Calix, Inc., Petaluma, C...

1. An optical line terminal (OLT) for optical network terminal (ONT) simulation, the OLT comprising:at least one processor;
a transceiver; and
a memory including instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations to:
receive, via the transceiver, a data packet;
identify a passive optical network (PON) port identifier (PID) in the data packet,
wherein the PID is an emulation method port identifier;
determine that the data packet is associated with an ONT simulation host, wherein the ONT simulation host is a server device hosting a simulated ONT client from which the data packet originates;
determine the data packet is destined for the ONTO simulation host using the PID;
modify the data packet based on the determination to alter a characteristic such that the modified data packet indicates an origination from a non-simulated ONT client rather than the simulated ONT client, wherein the modification includes addition of a first word of routing data and a second word of routing data, wherein the second word of routing data includes a designated header, and wherein the designated header includes the emulation method port identifier: and
transmit, via the transceiver, the modified data packet, wherein the modified data packet is transmitted to the ONT simulation host using the first word of routing data and the second word of routing data.

US Pat. No. 10,194,005

METHOD TO RETRIEVE PERSONAL CUSTOMER DATA OF A CUSTOMER FOR DELIVERING ONLINE SERVICE TO SAID CUSTOMER

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method to retrieve personal customer data of a customer for delivering online service to said customer:an online service supplier initiates the sending of a network identifier of a mobile node, used to communicate with the online service supplier and bound to the customer by a mobile network operator, to an application programming interface platform (API) with a request to retrieve the customer data,
the API platform identifies the mobile network operator of the mobile node, and forwards the network identifier and request to retrieve the customer data to said mobile network operator of the mobile node,
the mobile network operator uses the network identifier to identify the customer and sends the requested personal customer data contained in a data repository of the mobile network operator to the API platform,
the online service supplier retrieves the personal customer data at the API platform.

US Pat. No. 10,193,964

CLUSTERING REQUESTS AND PRIORITIZING WORKMANAGER THREADS BASED ON RESOURCE PERFORMANCE AND/OR AVAILABILITY

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for optimizing a resource manager thread pool in a production environment, the computer program product comprising:one or more non-transitory computer readable storage media and program instructions stored on the one or more non-transitory computer readable storage media, the program instructions comprising:
first program instructions programmed to divide a set of vouchers into a plurality of voucher subsets so that each voucher subset respectively corresponds to a resource manager of a plurality of resource managers, where each resource manager of the plurality of resource managers respectively corresponds to a resource in an application server and where each voucher subset corresponds respectively to a thread subset associated with the resource and clustered based on the resource;
second program instructions programmed to receive a plurality of incoming pending requests with each incoming pending request respectively corresponding to a resource;
third program instructions programmed to temporarily remove a voucher from its voucher subset corresponding to a given resource manager upon each instance that a given pending incoming request is assigned to that given resource manager for responsive processing such that the given pending incoming request thereby becomes an assigned request;
fourth program instructions programmed to determine which request of the plurality of pending incoming requests will be next assigned to a corresponding resource manager based, at least in part, upon which resource manager has the greatest number of vouchers in its respective subset of vouchers;
fifth program instructions programmed to assign the plurality of pending incoming requests to a corresponding resource manager for execution by a thread associated with the thread subset; and
sixth program instructions programmed to return a temporarily removed voucher to its voucher subset corresponding to a given resource manager upon each instance that the given resource manager has completed responsive processing of a given assigned request such that the given assigned request thereby becomes a completed request.

US Pat. No. 10,193,962

OPPORTUNISTIC ROUTING

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a request for at least a first portion of content from a client;
providing the first portion of the content to the client from a first server, the first server configured to transmit data at least at a threshold transmission rate;
determining that processing or characteristics of a connection with the client are below a threshold;
selecting a second server to provide a second portion of the content to the client based at least in part on the processing or characteristics of the connection and a determination that the client has a threshold amount of the content buffered;
buffering the content until the threshold amount of the content is available to the client; and
providing the second portion of the content to the client from the second server at a transmission rate less than the threshold transmission rate, wherein the second server has a lower demand than the first server based at least in part upon the second server being at a second geographic location that is further from the client than a first geographic location of the first server.

US Pat. No. 10,193,958

POLICY BASED FRAMEWORK FOR APPLICATION MANAGEMENT IN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:publishing, by a plurality of applications operating on nodes of a distributed computing system that includes a plurality of nodes, state data indicating current states of the applications, the plurality of nodes including a first node and a second node;
publishing, by a plurality of system managers operating on the nodes of the distributed computing system, state data that includes node resource data that comprises information regarding utilization levels of hardware resources of the nodes of the distributed computing system, wherein the plurality of system managers includes at least a first system manager and a second system manager, the first system manager operates on the first node, the second system manager operates on the second node, and data indicating a current state of the distributed computing system includes the state data published by the applications and the state data published by the system managers;
determining, by the first system manager, based at least in part on the data indicating the current state of the distributed computing system and a set of rules for an application operating on the second node, an updated state of the distributed computing system, the application being in the plurality of applications, the updated state of the distributed computing system comprising an updated state of each of the nodes of the distributed computing system, the set of rules for the application including one or more rules for determining the updated state of the distributed computing system responsive to the application entering a particular state, wherein determining the updated state of the distributed computing system comprises:
determining, based on a rule in the set of rules for the application, that one or more other applications in the plurality of applications must receive notifications of an upgrade to the application prior to upgrading the application; and
updating, based on the rule, the state of the distributed computing system to indicate the application is upgraded after the one or more other applications acknowledge the notifications;
sending, by the first node, updated state data to the second node of the distributed computing system, the updated state data indicating the updated state of the distributed computing system for each of the nodes of the distributed computing system, the first and second nodes being different ones of the plurality of nodes included in the distributed computing system; and
responsive to receiving the updated state data, modifying, by the second system manager, a state of the second node to conform to the updated state of the distributed computing system as indicated in the updated state data, wherein modifying the state of the second node comprises at least one of: starting the application on the second node, stopping the application on the second node, or modifying a state of the application on the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,193,957

MULTIMEDIA FILE UPLOAD

1. A computerized method for accelerating a handling of a media file being uploaded from a first computer system to a second computer system over a communication network, comprising:at a first computer system, electronically communicating with a second computer system over a communication network:
receiving, during a continuous uploading event, an incoming stream of packets sent by said second computer system over said communication network, wherein the packets are generated from a media file comprising both at least one image and at least thumbnail image of said at least one image, wherein the at least one image is encoded according to a file format of the media file, and wherein packets generated from the at least one thumbnail image of the at one image and packets generated from the at least one image of the media file are transmitted to the first computer system;
extracting the at least one thumbnail image of the at least one image of the media file, from one or more of the incoming packets, during the continuous uploading event of said at least one image of the media file and completing said extracting before all the packets of the incoming stream are received; and
accelerating a displaying of a representative image of said at least one image, by displaying the at least one thumbnail image of the at least one image during the continuous uploading event of said at least one image of the media file, before all the packets of the incoming stream are received at the first computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,954

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN APPLICATION TO A DEVICE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:determining, for a computing device, device capability information;
determining, based on the device capability information, a set of applications that is supported by the computing device;
generating, for the set of applications, a set of messages that comprises data indicating a download location for the set of applications; and
based on determining that porting, from a first account to a second account, information associated with the computing device is complete, sending, to the computing device, the set of messages.

US Pat. No. 10,193,953

SELF DESCRIBING CONFIGURATION

Oracle International Corp...

1. A method comprising:providing, by a cloud infrastructure system, an application programming interface (API) to a data model used by a cloud-based application of the cloud infrastructure system;
receiving, by the cloud infrastructure system, a request for configuration data of the data model through the API, wherein the request is generated by a data security provider monitoring communications between a client device and the cloud-based application;
generating, by the cloud infrastructure system, a response that includes the configuration data, wherein the configuration data includes a set of protectable attributes of an entity modeled using the data model;
receiving, by the cloud infrastructure system, an indication of an attribute from the set of protectable attributes that is to be protected; and
marking, by the cloud infrastructure system, the indicated attribute from the set of protectable attributes as protected.

US Pat. No. 10,193,944

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-DEVICE MEDIA BROADCASTING OR RECORDING WITH ACTIVE CONTROL

1. A multi-device media broadcasting system, comprising:a controller comprising a stream controller and a network interface in communication with a plurality of media devices and a server;
wherein the stream controller is configured to:
select a first media stream from a plurality of media streams generated by the corresponding plurality of media devices, and
generate a multi-device stream configuration file identifying the selected first media stream; and
wherein the network interface is configured to transmit the generated multi-device stream configuration file to the server, the server providing at least one additional device with a stream manifest identifying the selected first media stream responsive to receipt of the configuration file,
wherein the controller is further configured to subsequently select a second media stream from the plurality of media streams, and generate an updated multi-device stream configuration file identifying the selected second media stream; and
wherein the network interface is further configured to transmit the updated multi-device stream configuration file to the server, the server replacing a media chunk identified in the first stream manifest generated by a first media device of the plurality of media devices with a media chunk generated by a second media device of the plurality of media devices, responsive to receipt of the updated multi-device stream configuration file, the server providing the at least one additional device with media comprising the stream without adjusting the manifest or the configuration file provided to the additional device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,943

DATA-PLAN-BASED QUALITY SETTING SUGGESTIONS AND USE THEREOF TO MANAGE CONTENT PROVIDER SERVICES

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

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a telecommunication network, an indication that a device associated with a subscriber to a data plan is consuming video content from a third party content provider;
determining, by the telecommunication network, whether the subscriber is participating in a program offering consumption of the video content free of charge in exchange for the video content being provided to the device at a limited service quality;
in response to determining that the subscriber is participating in the program, reducing, by the telecommunication network, network resources available for transmission of the video content to the device to cause the third party content provider to reduce a service quality of the video content being transmitted to the device to no more than the limited service quality; and
conditionally excluding, by the telecommunication network, the consuming of the video content from a consumption metric of the data plan that tracks a total amount of content consumed in a time period that counts toward a consumption limit based at least in part on whether the subscriber is participating in the program.

US Pat. No. 10,193,937

INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM (IMS) RESTORATION SUPPORT FOR TEMPORARY GLOBALLY ROUTABLE USER AGENT UNIFORM RESOURCE IDENTIFIER (GRUU)

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:creating, at a registrar, a registration identified by a registration identifier;
storing, by the registrar, the registration identifier, a call identifier, and an initial command sequence related to the registration identified by the registration identifier in a persistent database during the creation of the registration;
generating, at the registrar, a temporary user identifier related to the registration identified by the registration identifier; and
storing, by the registrar, information related to an algorithm for generating the temporary user identifier in the persistent database.

US Pat. No. 10,193,933

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POST-DISCOVERY COMMUNICATION WITHIN A NEIGHBORHOOD-AWARE NETWORK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:determining, at a first mobile device, a post-discovery communication protocol for communicating within a mobile device cluster after a discovery interval;
during the discovery interval, sending, through a first communication channel, a discovery message indicating which particular post-discovery communication protocol of a plurality of post-discovery communication protocols is the determined post-discovery communication protocol, the discovery message indicating a time interval when the first mobile device is to receive association requests, wherein the discovery message indicates a second communication channel for sending post-discovery communications to a second mobile device, wherein the second communication channel is different than the first communication channel;
in response to sending the discovery message, receiving, from the second mobile device, during the indicated time interval, an association request that includes a security information request and a paging request; and
sending one or more post-discovery communications to the second mobile device based on the security information request.

US Pat. No. 10,193,932

REAL-TIME ENERGY DATA PUBLISHING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

SolarCity Corporation, S...

1. A method comprising:subscribing to real-time data enable requests for a device on an energy generation (EG) network;
intercepting, from a first requester, a first request for real-time data for the device on an EG system within the EG network;
intercepting, from a second requester, a second request for real-time data for the device within a predetermined period after intercepting the first request; and
publishing a single request to the device to post a single measurement corresponding to the real-time data request; wherein:
publishing the single request comprises publishing at less than or equal to a predetermined frequency for a predetermined duration, and
the predetermined period is a reciprocal of the predetermined frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,193,923

METHODS FOR PREVENTING CYBER INTRUSIONS AND PHISHING ACTIVITY

Duo Security, Inc., Ann ...

1. A system for mitigating attacks on a computer network, the system comprising:a web interface configured to receive target domain name input;
a remote computing server that is configured to generate phishing domain names and that comprises one or more computer processors and a memory storing computer-executable instructions that when executed by the one or more computer processors perform the steps of:
receiving the target domain input, wherein the target domain input comprises a domain name associated with a target entity or target entity data that is useable to generate a plurality of phishing attack domain names;
using the target domain name input to create a plurality of phishing attack domain names, wherein creating the plurality of phishing attack domain names includes:
identifying a plurality of domain name transformation operations that operate to transform the domain name associated with the target entity to one or more attack domain names;
selecting one or more of the identified domain name transformation operations based on features of the domain name; and
applying the selected domain name transformation operations to the domain name;
generating a phishing value for each of the plurality of phishing attack domain names, wherein generating the phishing value includes calculating a likelihood a user would succumb to a phishing attack using a respective phishing attack domain name of the plurality of phishing attack domain names;
setting a phishing value threshold indicating a minimum likelihood of implementing the phishing attack with a created phishing attack domain name;
dynamically changing the phishing value threshold based on a number of phishing attack domain names created;
calculating a visual similarity score for each of the plurality of phishing attack domain names, wherein the visual similarity score indicates a level of resemblance between the target domain name and a phishing attack domain name of the plurality of phishing attack domain names;
selecting a subset of the plurality of phishing attack domain names based on the phishing value threshold and the visual similarity;
implementing one or more computer security protocols that mitigate the likelihood or the probability that the plurality of phishing attack domain names are used in the phishing campaign against the computer network, wherein implementing the one or more computer security protocols includes:
generating one or more e-mail validation policies that restrict e-mail activity from the subset of the plurality of phishing attack domain names to one or more networked devices of the computer network;
updating a security certificate for each of the phishing attack domain names in the subset; and
managing access to each of the phishing attack domain names based on the security certificate.

US Pat. No. 10,193,888

DYNAMIC AUTHENTICATION IN ALTERNATE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A method, comprising:authenticating, by a hardware processor, a device to a network via a first authentication technique during an initial access request;
after successful authentication with the first authentication technique, storing, by the hardware processor, information related to the first authentication technique;
creating, by the hardware processor, a record of the device related to a second authentication technique, wherein the record includes at least the information related to the first authentication technique;
after the device changes state due to an activity that results in a re-authentication with the network, authenticating, by the hardware processor, the device to the network via the second authentication technique during a subsequent access request without re-authenticating with the first authentication technique, the second authentication technique does not rely on manual entry at the device; and
wherein the information related to the first and to the second authentication techniques are annotated and kept in the record of the device until a non-expiration-timing event prompts, by the hardware processor, removal, by the hardware processor, the information related to the first authentication technique and the record of the device related to the second authentication technique.

US Pat. No. 10,193,884

COMPLIANCE AND AUDIT USING BIOMETRIC TOKENIZATION

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A method of auditing a biometric enrollment event journal entry, the method comprising:retrieving, by an authentication computing system, a biometric enrollment event journal entry, the biometric enrollment event journal entry comprising:
at least one tokenized biometric reference sample, the at least one tokenized biometric reference sample generated by tokenizing with a first tokenization schema at least one biometric reference sample captured from a user having a unique user identifier, wherein the at least one biometric reference sample is processed to generate biometric data, the biometric data tokenized with a second tokenization schema to generate tokenized biometric data,
a biometric reference template identifier, the biometric reference template identifier uniquely identifying a biometric reference template, the biometric reference template being generated using the at least one biometric reference sample, and
an enrollment match value indicative of whether the at least one biometric reference sample matched with the biometric reference template;
retrieving, by the computing system, the at least one tokenized biometric reference sample in the biometric enrollment event journal entry;
retrieving, by the computing system, the biometric reference template associated with the biometric reference template identifier in the biometric enrollment event journal entry;
detokenizing, by the computing system, the at least one tokenized biometric reference sample to retrieve the at least one biometric reference sample;
determining, by the computing system, whether the at least one biometric reference sample matches with the biometric reference template;
generating, by the computing system, a temporary enrollment match value indicative of whether the at least one biometric reference sample matched with the biometric reference template of the user;
determining, by the computing system, whether the temporary enrollment match value matches with the enrollment match value;
generating, by the computing system, an audit enrollment match value indicative of whether the temporary enrollment match value matches with the enrollment match value;
generating, by the computing system, a first compliance event journal entry, the first compliance event journal entry comprising:
a first identifier signifying the biometric enrollment event journal entry, and
the audit enrollment match value, wherein the first compliance event journal entry provides an audit of the biometric enrollment event journal entry and an indication of the validity of the biometric enrollment event journal entry;
digitally signing, by the computing system, the first compliance event journal entry using SignedData cryptographic message syntax to generate a SignedData message;
binding, by the computing system, the first identifier to the SignedData message via an attribute of the SignedData message;
binding, by the computing system, a second identifier to the SignedData message via an attribute of the SignedData message, the second identifier identifying the first tokenization schema, wherein the attribute includes a first uniform resource identifier query string, the first uniform resource identifier query string including a first uniform resource locator identifying a first tokenization service provider capable of recovering the biometric reference sample from the tokenized biometric reference sample; and
binding, by the computing system, a third identifier to the SignedData message via an attribute of the SignedData message, the third identifier identifying the second tokenization schema, wherein the attribute includes a second uniform resource identifier query string, the second uniform resource identifier query string including a second uniform resource locator identifying a second tokenization service provider capable of recovering the biometric data from the tokenized biometric data.

US Pat. No. 10,193,874

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INF...

1. A communication system in which a terminal communicates with a server via a portable communication network used for communication between portable communication devices, wherein:the portable communication device includes a first pre-shared key and an encryption key,
the terminal includes a second pre-shared key,
the server has an encryption key which is the same as the encryption key included in the portable communication device,
authentication between the terminal and the portable communication device is performed by using the first pre-shared key and the second pre-shared key,
the terminal communicates with the server via the portable communication device by performing key synchronization of the encryption key while setting a hash value of the encryption key as an ID,
the hash value is generated by using a strongly universal hash function by a Toeplitz matrix, and
the portable communication device and the server respectively include a same plurality of different encryption keys and perform communication by using a one time pad, and the encryption keys of the portable communication device and the server are respectively supplied to the portable communication device and the server by using quantum key distribution from a quantum key generation device.